Articles Posted by Map Kernow

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  • Political darts now, boomerang later?

    10/31/2005 7:55:45 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 20 replies · 696+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 31. 2005 | James P. Pinkerton
    On Friday, many Democrats and reporters were disappointed that Karl Rove was not indicted. But they shouldn't worry too much, because the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby will make for good partisan blood sport - although in years to come, Libby's case might yet offer cheer to Republicans. ....[R]eacting quickly to the news, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York flailed at Libby, declaring the alleged actions of Vice President Dick Cheney's now-former chief of staff to be "reprehensible." Clinton must be careful, however, because Libby's past legal career is closely intertwined with her husband's presidency. During the 1980s and...

    10/20/2005 12:38:21 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 134 replies · 3,906+ views
    NRO Corner [Post by Peter Robinson] ^ | October 20, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    Am I sure this is actually from Rush? Indeed I am. I found it in my inbox first thing this morning, shot Rush an email asking permission to post it, and, during a break in his show--Rush is on the air as I type--he replied, Sure thing. From America's anchor: Peter, This debate is an example of how many smart people get way ahead of themselves trying to be the smartest guy in the room. Perhaps they can point us to the examples of W using the WH bully pulpit to actually lead and define a movement? If they cannot,...
  • "Miers fix" is on in Texas

    10/17/2005 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 18 replies · 799+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 18, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    WND has learned from reliable sources within the Texas lottery scandals that pressure from prominent Texas Democrats, including former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is being placed on Democratic senators considering the high-court nomination of Harriet Miers – whom Gov. George W. Bush appointed as chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission – to keep away from investigating the lottery scandals. WND was told, "The fix is on." Why? The corruption surrounding Texas lottery operator GTECH buying political influence in Texas was bi-partisan, reaching across from the administration of Democratic Gov. Ann Richards into the administration of Republican Gov. Bush. Texans who...
  • No more benefit of the doubt

    10/17/2005 3:17:09 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 80 replies · 1,404+ views
    The American Conservative Union ^ | October 17, 2005 | David A. Keene
    Harriet Miers’s confirmation hearings are about to begin, so we may be on the verge of learning something meaningful about the president’s choice to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. Or maybe we won’t. We haven’t learned much since she was named, and one suspects there might not be all that much more out there. I don’t know enough about Ms. Miers even to guess at her qualifications for the job to which she has been appointed. I’ve heard good and bad things about her from those who’ve dealt with her, and I’ve read reams of opinion...
  • Harriet Miers enabled abusive tax shelters?

    10/10/2005 11:04:41 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 224 replies · 3,464+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct. 11, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    Harriet Miers' Texas law firm, Locke Liddell, was investigated by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for agreeing to write favorable tax opinions for clients regarding Ernst & Young tax schemes that are now under criminal investigation. In August 2005, accounting firm KPMG LLP agreed to pay $465 million in fines and cooperate with federal authorities to avoid criminal prosecutions for popular tax schemes that were aggressively marketed in 1999-2000. Rival accounting firm Ernst & Young, or E&Y, remains even today under federal grand jury examination for similar slick tax avoidance schemes, often marketed in conjunction with banks, during the...
  • White House struggles to stem revolt over Supreme Court choice

    10/08/2005 9:48:36 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 212 replies · 2,419+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | Oct. 9, 2005 | Phillip Sherwell
    President George W Bush's controversial nomination of his friend Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court was an act of "political tone deafness" that would harm the Republicans' election prospects, according to the leader of America's largest grassroots conservative organisation. David Keene, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, gave his scathing assessment to The Sunday Telegraph as senior White House aides fought to stem the Republican revolt over Mr Bush's court choice. This weekend Robert Bork, an ultra-conservative judge who was himself the focus of a bitter Supreme Court nomination battle under the Reagan administration, became the latest in a...
  • Dollars to doughnuts, there's every sign that Miers isn't up to task

    10/08/2005 1:20:28 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 183 replies · 1,896+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | Oct. 8, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    President Bush tells us that he knows his White House counsel Harriet Miers' heart. I have no doubt that it is a good one. But a good heart does not a great Supreme Court justice make. In support of Miers' qualifications for the job, longtime Bush supporter Marvin Olasky reports that Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht endorsed his one-time fellow parishioner Miers' heart. At Olasky's World magazine blog (,he writes: "Miers has been a member of Valley View Christian Church in Dallas for 25 years, where Hecht has been an elder. He calls it a 'conservative evangelical church ....
  • Sen. Brownback May Nix Miers

    10/07/2005 12:18:33 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 201 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | Oct. 7, 2005
    Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has said he would consider voting against the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court even if President Bush made a personal plea for his support. NewsMax reported Thursday that Brownback, a key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was reserving judgment on the nomination until he had a chance to meet with Miers. He did meet with the nominee that afternoon – and evidently was less than thrilled about what he heard. Brownback complained that he was left trying "to gather little pieces of shreds of evidence” about Miers’ views on abortion and...
  • Republican Senators Should Not Rally Around Their President

    10/06/2005 3:32:08 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 345 replies · 3,751+ views
    Human Events ^ | Oct. 6, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    “Sometimes, party loyalty asks too much,” said JFK. In asking conservatives to support Harriet Miers, prior to full Judiciary Committee hearings, George W. Bush asks too much. Trust me, Bush is saying. Trust but verify, they should reply. For as of today there is no evidence Harriet Miers possesses the judicial philosophy, strength of intellect, firmness of conviction or deep understanding of the gravity of the matters on which her vote would be decisive to be confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If she does not exhibit these qualities in testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Harriet Miers should...
  • Has Illegal Immigration Ruined Los Angeles Public Schools?

    02/22/2005 7:37:21 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 54 replies · 2,969+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 22 February 2005 | Allan J. Favish
    The fate of the Los Angeles Unified School District is a tragedy that is spreading across the country. To understand what is in store for America I offer my story about the LAUSD and why I abandoned it. As you will see, the cause is our toleration of illegal immigration from Mexico. In February of 2002 my wife and I were expecting our first child. We needed to move to a larger home. I worked in West Los Angeles but the home prices were generally less in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles where we were. Apart from...
  • City will prosecute Christian protesters

    12/14/2004 9:29:21 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 123 replies · 2,655+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 14 December 2004
    A federal appeals court denied an emergency appeal to stop prosecution of 11 Philadelphia-area Christians who allege the District Attorney's office retaliated against them for exercising their constitutional rights at a homosexual event in which they were arrested and later charged with felonies. As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group was "preaching God's Word" to a crowd of people attending the outdoor Philadelphia "OutFest" event and displaying banners with biblical messages. After a confrontation with a group called the Pink Angels, described by protesters as "a militant mob of homosexuals," the eleven Christians were arrested and spent a night...
  • Mel Gibson on Good Morning America Tomorrow Morning!

    10/27/2004 10:11:57 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 137 replies · 3,536+ views
    Mel's Right Hand Man
    Mel Gibson will appear on second hour of ABC's "Good Morning America" program tomorrow morning. The man who produced and directed the most awesome, the most moving motion picture of 2004, will have a surprise announcement that FReepers will NOT want to miss!!!PLEASE TUNE IN! TELL A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE AND HAVE THEM TUNE IN!!!
  • Certain Mexicans entering U.S. will be exempted from fingerprinting, photographs

    03/04/2004 1:19:01 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 37 replies · 154+ views ^ | Thursday, March 4, 2004 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    <p>Millions of visa-carrying Mexicans who make short visits to America and stay close to the border won't have to be fingerprinted and photographed to get into the country.</p> <p>Asa Hutchinson, the Homeland Security department's undersecretary for border and transportation, was to publicly announce the policy change at a congressional hearing Thursday, a congressional official who was briefed on the plan told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Evaluating a Guest Worker Proposal--Senate Subcommittee Testimony

    02/20/2004 10:53:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 17 replies · 108+ views
    Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | February 12, 2004 | Dr. Vernon Briggs, Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
    Immigration policy is mine field of controversial issues. Programs to legally permit low skilled foreign nationals to work in the same labor market as U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens are among the most explosive. Because such endeavors have been undertaken in the past, they have a track record. They have been the subject of extensive research. There is no need to speculate about what might happen if any new such venture-- such as that proposed by the Bush Administration on January 7 , 2004--were to be enacted. The outcome can be predicted. The Traditional Role The origin of guestworker...
  • 'Whites-only' scholarship divides US

    02/20/2004 10:21:34 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 65 replies · 247+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 21/02/2004 | Marcus Warren
    A "whites-only" scholarship set up as a prank by Republican students at an obscure New England university has ballooned into a cause célèbre, with basic American themes such as race, equal opportunity and freedom colliding. "Why shouldn't I do anything in my power to put myself in the best position possible?" asked Adam Noska, 20, after winning the £130 award at Roger Williams University in New England. "I'm a college student. I live in a house with rats." He had a point. But Mr Noska and his friends had also challenged one of the orthodoxies of today's United States: that...
  • Bush Bill Would Aid Mexico's Meddling in U.S.

    02/19/2004 9:10:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 24 replies · 40+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 18, 2004 | Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
    There has been much well-deserved criticism of President George W. Bush's proposed amnesty and guestworker plan. But its possible effect on America's sovereignty has seldom been mentioned, even though that may be the most harmful in the long term. Although the president's proposal is not specific to Mexico, it would benefit that nation the most. Some 5 million of the estimated 8 million illegal aliens here are Mexican, and Mexico would likely be one of the main sources of the new guestworkers and increased permanent immigration also called for in the Bush plan. This is important because, in the 1990s,...
  • Study: Immigrants Settling Outside Calif.

    02/18/2004 7:26:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 44 replies · 96+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | February 17, 2004 | Michael R. Blood
    LOS ANGELES -- For many immigrants, the American dream has a different address. California's share of the nation's new arrivals dropped sharply between 1990 and 2000, snapping a long-standing trend as immigrants looked elsewhere in the country for jobs and housing, University of Southern California researchers said Tuesday. California, which attracted 38 percent of new immigrants in the 1990 census, saw that proportion tumble to about 25 percent in the 2000 population index. In that time, 34 states lured a larger share of immigrants, with Texas, Georgia and North Carolina recording the largest gains, researchers said. "Immigration has crested in...
  • Asylum: Time to go Dutch

    02/13/2004 11:41:41 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 7 replies · 100+ views
    The Sun ^ | February 13, 2004 | Trevor Kavanagh
    Kicked out ... 'liberal' Holland expels 26,000 illegals THE Government has finally responded to public fury by kicking 26,000 asylum cheats out of the country. No, not the British Government. That would be too much to expect. This crackdown is taking place in Holland, the most tolerant and easy-going nation in Europe. Dutch politicians have finally stopped wringing their hands and are listening to their own voters. The scale of the deportation plans are huge for a country whose population is a quarter the size of Britain’s. A similar move by the UK would see the back of at least...

    01/29/2004 9:28:30 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 27 replies · 97+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 29, 2004 | Heather MacDonald
    <p>THE fatal shooting of Timothy Stansbury Jr., by an NYPD officer is a calamity for Stansbury's family and a stain on the police department. Officer Richard Neri shot the unarmed 19-year-old while patrolling the roof of a Bedford-Stuyvesant housing project late last Saturday night. Neri and his partner went to open a door when it unexpectedly flew open, sending Neri's partner reeling backwards. Startled, Neri shot Stansbury, who was standing on the other side.</p>
  • Earth to WSJ: Clueless on immigration

    01/28/2004 10:14:20 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 36 replies · 205+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2004 | Mark Krikorian
    Now, I like the Wall Street Journal. But its editorials on immigration always have a whiff of the Soviet about them. Like an apparatchik blaming the collapse of the USSR's agriculture on 75 straight years of bad weather, the Journal's writing on immigration has no connection to reality. Tuesday's lead editorial claims that the United States has tried in vain for two decades to enforce the immigration law, and now it's time to try something new (namely, the president's guestworker/amnesty proposal ). The piece is laced with the usual libertarian contempt for conservatives, with such leftist smears as "extreme," "restrictionist...
  • Mexican-illegals flow rises 66% in 12 years

    01/26/2004 3:59:55 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 31 replies · 87+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 26, 2004
    Monday, January 26, 2004 Report from Fox government finds number of annual border hoppers now at 1 million A report from a Mexican government agency released today says the number of Mexicans entering the U.S. illegally increased by 66 percent from 1990 to 2002. According to the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the study was conducted by the National Population Council, or Conapo. It found the number of illegals coming from Mexico each year now exceeds 1 million. The report says about one-third of those who enter illegally, 390,000 annually, achieve their goal of staying in the U.S. Deutsche Presse-Agentur...
  • Enforcement Blues

    01/26/2004 9:43:26 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 49 replies · 247+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 26, 2004 | Mark Krikorian
    Do we want an immigration agency that works, or not? A recent Cato Institute forum revealed the true attitude of many in the White House about immigration-law enforcement. The forum (watch the Real Video filehere) featured, among others, Margaret Spellings, assistant to the president for domestic policy, and point person for the president's immigration proposal. Everyone gave the speech he was expected to, but it was during the Q&A that things got interesting. One of the other panelists, my director of research, Steven Camarota, briefly mentioned the alternative to the president's amnesty plan: using consistent, across-the-board enforcement of the immigration...
  • Illegal criminal aliens abound in U.S.

    01/25/2004 11:39:03 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 26 replies · 85+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    <p>About 80,000 illegal criminal aliens, including convicted murderers, rapists, drug dealers and child molesters who served prison time and were released, are loose on the streets of America, hiding from federal immigration authorities.</p> <p>Despite the creation of a new agency to hunt down criminal aliens and the infusion of millions of dollars to get the job done, many state and local police agencies who make contact with the aliens either never learn of their immigration status or never advise the federal government of their release.</p>
  • Dutch race policy 'a 30-year failure'

    01/19/2004 5:26:48 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 24 replies · 105+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 20/01/2004 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in The Hague
    Holland's 30-year experiment in trying to create a tolerant, multicultural society has failed and led to ethnic ghettos and sink schools, according to an official parliamentary report. Between 70 and 80 per cent of Dutch-born members of immigrant families import their spouse from their "home" country, mostly Turkey or Morocco, perpetuating a fast-growing Muslim subculture in large cities. The 2,500-page all-party report by the Dutch parliament was the establishment's tentative answer to the critique of Pim Fortuyn, the shaven-headed firebrand who warned that Holland's easy-going way of life was threatened by militant Islam and over-crowding. He was assassinated by an...
  • Halliburton’s “Gouging”: What Really Happened

    12/19/2003 2:50:40 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 20 replies · 336+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2003 | Byron York
    New details are emerging that suggest the energy giant Halliburton did not overcharge the Defense Department for fuel in Iraq — contrary to the claims of critics in Congress and in the field of Democratic presidential candidates. The Pentagon is investigating allegations that Halliburton overcharged it by $61 million for gasoline and other fuels delivered to Iraq. Halliburton delivered gasoline to Iraq from Kuwait at a price of $2.27 per gallon, while it delivered gas from Turkey for $1.18 per gallon. The obvious question raised by the discrepancy was: Why would Halliburton deliver high-priced fuel from Kuwait when it could...

    08/14/2003 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 8 replies · 147+ views
    Dr. James L. Hirsen
    Freeper Dr. James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D., author of the recent New York Times Bestseller "Tales From the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood's Stars and Their Outrageous Politics," will be appearing today Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 5 PM PST on Radio Free Republic. Support Radio Free Republic, support Jim Hirsen and listen in!!!
  • THE DISPUTATION A Passion for Censorship

    08/02/2003 4:12:16 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Jewish Daily Forward ^ | August 1, 2003 | David Klinghoffer
    Mel Gibson's forthcoming movie, "The Passion," will dramatize the death of Jesus, portraying certain Jews of his day as morally culpable. It is already being denounced as antisemitic. From the anti-defamation groups, you expect this — scaring us is how they raise money. But when a painstakingly careful scholar such as Paula Fredriksen promises that Jews will suffer real dangers as a result of this film's release, now that's serious. In an August 4 New Republic article, Fredriksen gives it not as speculation but as fact that when the film appears with translated subtitles in countries like Poland, Spain, France...
  • The gospel according to Gibson

    08/01/2003 11:44:59 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 67 replies · 315+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 1, 2003 | Frank Rich
    NEW YORK "The Jews didn’t kill Christ," my stepfather was fond of saying. "They just worried him to death." Nonetheless, there was palpable relief in my Jewish household when the Vatican officially absolved us of the crime in 1965. At the very least, that meant we could go back to fighting among ourselves. These days American Jews don’t have to fret too much about the charge of deicide — or didn’t, until Mel Gibson started directing a privately financed movie called "The Passion," about Jesus’ final 12 hours. Why worry now? The star himself has invited us to. Asked by...
  • The war against Hollywood

    07/25/2003 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 45 replies · 223+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday July 25, 2003 | John Patterson
    Attacks on liberal film stars are hilariously wrong-headed. But that doesn't stop them. John Patterson on mudslinging in Tinseltown Every time I turn on my TV, it seems, I don't have to listen long before another empurpled, fulminating, rightwing blowhard starts pontificating about all the damage that "the liberal media" is doing to our airwaves, to our children's future, to our morals, to the institution of heterosexual marriage, to our once-proud schools, to our precious bodily fluids and to our national ability to achieve and sustain workable hard-ons. Now, I get 300 channels on my telly, and I clock between...
  • Freeper Jim Hirsen's "Tales From the Left Coast A New York Times Bestseller!!!

    07/17/2003 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 10 replies · 134+ views
    New York Times | July 17, 2003 | Dr. James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
    The new book by Freeper Jim Hirsen (member since 1998), "Tales From the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood's Stars and Their Outrageous Politics," published only a fortnight ago by Crown Forum (which also publishes Ann Coulter's new book, "Treason") has just made it to the New York Times Bestseller List!Many, many thanks to Freepers for their support! Jim couldn't have done it without his fellow Freepers!!!
  • Freeper Jim Hirsen's "Tales from the Left Coast" a Publishing Phenomenon!!

    07/09/2003 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 9 replies · 232+ views
    July 9, 2003 | Dr. James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
    Freeper Jim Hirsen's new book "Tales from the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood's Stars and their Outrageous Politics" published in association with, is now No. 20 on's bestseller list! Nine more slots up and Jim will beat Hitlery!!!Freepers, put in your order now, and move Jim up the list!Listen to Jim today on Bob Grant!See and hear Jim tomorrow on the O'Reilly Factor!
  • "Tales From the Left Coast" Close to Best-seller Status!

    07/08/2003 4:26:15 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 3 replies · 196+ views
    July 1, 2003 | Dr. James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
    Freeper Jim Hirsen's "Tales From the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and their Outrageous Politics," published by Crown/NewsMax, has gone from No. 22,000 in sales rank to 101 in just one day! Help Jim go over the top and make his book a best-seller!Hear him tonight 7/8 on the Al Rantel show on ABC; tomorrow 7/9 on Bob Grant; and Thursday 7/10 see and hear Jim Hirsen on the O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel!
  • New Book About Hollywood Leftism: "Tales From the Left Coast

    07/01/2003 11:14:42 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 13 replies · 86+ views
    Random House press release | July i, 2003 | Dr. James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
    <p>Can you believe that U2’s Bono has as much clout in Washington, D.C., as President Bush, or that when Sean Penn goes on a fact-finding tour to Iraq it becomes front-page news? It’s no secret that Hollywood has a leftward tilt when it comes to politics (Steve Martin said as much in his Oscar monologue). But what the celebrity-obsessed media fail to show is how Hollywood’s liberal bias affects not only the movies we see, but even government public policy. In TALES FROM THE LEFT COAST (Crown Forum; July 2003), James Hirsen shows exactly what kind of effect this liberal bias has.</p>
  • Kofi's Choice

    09/23/2002 2:19:45 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 3 replies · 3+ views ^ | Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 | Dr. James Hirsen, J. D., Ph. D.
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's praise of Saddam's offer of "unconditional" inspections may prove to be one colossal blunder. He has, however unintentionally, managed to put the Bush administration in the catbird seat. It seems that the secretary-general couldn't wait to run to the microphone to tell the world of Saddam's extraordinary capitulation. But what Kofi actually succeeded in doing was to diminish even further his own declining credibility. Virtually no informed person would ever believe that a dictator who has turned his back on billions of dollars in oil revenues to avoid inspections, and who also has a long history...
  • 'I love to pick fights with liberals' [Ann Coulter]

    07/18/2002 6:28:40 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 61 replies · 8,540+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2002 | Toby Harnden
    Believe what you read about Ann Coulter and you could be forgiven for wanting to skip a lunch date with her. Surf the web and you can take your pick - she is anything from a "Right-wing telebimbo", "America's favourite blonde neo-fascist" or "Ku Klux Coulter" to the "whore of babble on". She is also the "Queen of the Maneaters", a female friend warns me. Coulter is not difficult to spot as she enters the chic La Goulue restaurant on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. She is rail-thin, wears a skirt so short that it would be better described as a...
  • The Raw Material of Freedom

    07/12/2002 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 4 replies · 158+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 12, 2002 | Dr. James L. Hirsen , J. D., Ph. D.
    A new era of intolerance has begun. The target is not one that typically elicits a huge amount of sympathy. And that's problematic because there's no sign that the current wave of insensitivity is going to ease up anytime soon. What we're talking about is the frequently low-profile, beleaguered business executive. Men and women in suits are getting dirty looks from people on the street. And accountants are lying about their profession, especially if they've ever worked for Arthur Andersen. I know what you're thinking. Executives who manipulate things for their own best interests, as opposed to their shareholders', or...
  • The Black Cops You Never Hear About

    07/09/2002 5:18:41 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 2 replies · 104+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2002 | Heather Mac Donald
    Ask Detective Carl McLaughlin if the police prey on black people, and this normally ebullient Brooklyn cop will respond icily: “I just prey on people that are preying on others. It shouldn’t be a race thing.” A cop’s denial that policing is racist is perhaps not noteworthy—except for one thing: Detective McLaughlin is himself black. As such, he represents an ignored constituency in contemporary policing controversies: black officers who loathe race-based cop-bashing as much as any Irish flatfoot. As the ACLU and other professional cop-haters flood the media with tales of endemic police racism, rank-and-file minority officers, who might be...
  • Mind Bytes on the Pledge of Allegiance

    06/27/2002 1:19:56 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 2 replies · 12+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 27, 2002 | Dr. James L. Hirsen , J. D., Ph. D.
    There are three instances when the U.S. Supreme Court needs to step in and overturn a lower court ruling: When a lower court misapplies constitutional principles; When a lower court misapplies a previous Supreme Court decision; When the lower court happens to be the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 9th Circuit is the most-overturned appellate court in the nation. It is sure to maintain its dishonorable reputation thanks to the ruling that a teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a 1954 Act, which added the words "under God" to its content, violate the Establishment Clause of the...
  • Analysis: IQ defenders feel vindicated

    06/24/2002 3:15:57 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 118 replies · 2,681+ views
    United Press International ^ | 6/24/2002 | Steve Sailer
    LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Several IQ researchers, accustomed to having their field of expertise ignored or denounced as racist and fraudulent, were bemused by Thursday's vote by six Supreme Court Justices to ban the execution of murderers, in effect, who score poorly on IQ tests. As staunch defenders of the much-maligned concept of the intelligence quotient, these scientists found vindication in the Supreme Court's embrace of intelligence testing, though they cautioned that the Justices' understanding of the complex subject was simplistic. The IQ experts were particularly amused that newspapers that routinely condemn IQ tests as biased and meaningless...
  • Enemy Combatants and the Constitution

    06/20/2002 6:52:16 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 9 replies · 287+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 20, 2002 | Dr. James L. Hirsen, J. D., Ph. D.
    It seems that some terrorists have housed themselves within our cities, within our schools, within our churches, within our backyards. This has created a dilemma that our system has not really had to face before; that is, how do we handle domestic terror suspects? A recent appeals court filing by the Justice Department in the Yasser Esam Hamdi case argued that enemy combatants do not have the right to a lawyer. They can be held by the government indefinitely and civilian courts have no standing to intervene. A portion of the filing says the government can call a detainee an...
  • Jihad Conquests

    06/19/2002 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 9 replies · 180+ views ^ | June 19, 2002 | Bat Ye’or and Andrew Bostom
    The ideology of jihad was formulated by Muslim jurists and scholars, including such luminaries as Averroes and Ibn Khaldun, from the 8th century onward. A recent Harvard commencement speech notwithstanding, these voluminous writings establish unequivocally the notion of jihad as a war of conquest. For example, Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) stated, "..the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universality of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everyone to Islam either by persuasion or by force...". Jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances that spurred waves of Arab and Turkish Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of...
  • The Pakistani Connection

    06/14/2002 1:46:39 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 107+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 14, 2002 | Dr. James L. Hirsen , J. D., Ph. D.
    Two men have been arrested. What is unique about their capture is that neither could have been taken into U.S. custody without the help of the government of Pakistan. Their backgrounds couldn't be any more different. José Padilla is a Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican Catholic who moved to Chicago, became a gang-banger, did time in Florida, converted to Islam and joined al-Qaeda. He calls himself Abdullah al Muhajir. Abu Zubaydah is a Saudi-born Palestinian who became al-Qaeda's chief of operations, reportedly took Padilla on as a protégé, and ultimately became a primary informant for American intelligence. Before leaving South Florida in...
  • Jews and Christians in America A moment of truth.

    06/07/2002 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 16 replies · 70+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2002 | Jeffrey Ballabon
    I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in New York and have spent most of my life here. Over the better part of the past decade, however, my work has brought me away from New York and, very often, into the company of devout Christians. If my New York accent didn't mark me as an outsider in the Bible Belt, then my yarmulke certainly did. But the people I've met there — and of whom, quite candidly, my environment had prepared me to be wary — have overwhelmingly been warm, appreciative, and disarmingly respectful of my commitment to my...
  • Spain joins the rush to halt illegal immigrants

    06/05/2002 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 8 replies · 13+ views
    The Times of London ^ | June 06, 2002 | Stephen Burgen
    SPAIN is to follow Italy’s lead with new curbs on immigration that are expected to include measures for the fast-track expulsion of illegal immigrants and longer jail sentences for people-traffickers. After the announcement of tough new Italian legislation, which includes fingerprinting non-European Union immigrants, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Interior Minister, said in Barcelona that the Government would make a “serious study” of how the present law, which has been in force for only 18 months, could be reformed and brought into line with European norms. Although he did not go into specifics, he cited the case of Germany, which restricts...
  • Belgium is 'launch pad for terrorists'

    06/03/2002 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 9 replies · 5+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2002 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Islamic terrorists have turned Belgium into a recruiting base and the launch pad for future attacks across Europe, according to a leaked official dossier. The report by the Belgian parliament's intelligence committee, based on the files of the Belgian secret services, found that the Saudi-backed Salafi movement had created a religious "state" within Belgium. Activists operated their own "Islamic police" to enforce Islamic rules and punish drug-dealers, prostitutes, and alcohol sellers. Group members were circulating videos of Osama bin Laden and had carried out paramilitary training and parachute jumps in the Ardennes. There are 350,000 muslims in Belgium and the...
  • Women are, um, better at telling lies

    06/02/2002 4:54:11 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 19 replies · 715+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2002 | Auslan Cramb
    Women are more fluent speakers and better liars than men, according to a study that examined the number of "ums" and "ahs" in the speech of both sexes. The survey found that men are almost twice as likely as women to pause or hesitate while speaking. When telling a lie, the gaps between words often increase, making it easier to decide that a man is lying. Scientists at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, who counted the pauses in normal speech, found that women have greater fluency and are less likely to become tongue-tied when lying. Robin Lickley, of the department...
  • Drop French, say heads and teach Urdu instead

    06/01/2002 4:40:23 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 24 replies · 164+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | June 2, 2002 | Macer Hall
    Head teachers will this week call for schools to teach African and Asian languages instead of French and German in a reform designed to reflect the "ethnic mix" of the British population. At its annual conference in Torquay, the National Association of Head Teachers will discuss giving African languages, including Somali and Hausa, the same importance as the main European tongues. The head teachers also suggest that Albanian, Punjabi and Urdu be added to the curriculum. They say that expanding the teaching of such languages will benefit all pupils, but in particular those from the ethnic minorities, and enable them...
  • Blunkett preaches doctrine of Fortuyn

    06/01/2002 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 5 replies · 195+ views
    The Times of London ^ | June 01, 2002 | Melissa Kite
    DAVID BLUNKETT echoed the “more rational” ideas of the assassinated Dutch far-Right leader Pim Fortuyn last night when he called for immigrants to integrate more into British society. The Home Secretary also compared Muslim forced marriages to those of the medieval aristocracy in England and suggested that eventually Muslims would leave the tradition behind and move on, as Westerners had. Asked by the BBC whether Islam was compatible with modern society, Mr Blunkett said that, like Mr Fortuyn, he believed in diversity through integration. “It was a point Pim Fortuyn in his more rational moments was making in the lead...
  • Sticking their oars in [Venetian gondoliers protest illegal immigrants]

    05/30/2002 5:48:29 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 7 replies · 15+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2002
    Gondoliers blocked the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge in Venice yesterday after going on an indefinite strike against illegal immigration. The gondoliers said immigrants were making the city unsafe and their association said all 400 members were on strike and about 200 had taken part in the blockade. It said hundreds of immigrants had settled in Venice and they lived by illegally selling tourist trinkets, copies of fashion accessories and pirate CDs. Immigrants harboured tricksters and fraudsters who took advantage of elderly people and were prepared to assault people who tried to intervene. "We are asking for the authorities...
  • Plan to expel 30,000 bogus immigrants [from Britain]

    05/30/2002 5:42:20 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 10 replies · 173+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2002 | Philip Johnston
    David Blunkett put himself on a collision course with the French government and the British courts last night when he announced plans to expel more than 30,000 failed asylum seekers back across the Channel every year. The Home Secretary said that "clearly unfounded" asylum claims would be dealt with within days and applicants either returned home or to a "safe third country" through which they had already travelled. Any appeals would have to be pursued outside Britain. Refugee groups condemned the plan as "unjust and unworkable". They will almost certainly challenge the measures in the courts on human rights grounds....