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  • Paterson Aides Said to Have Sought Race-Based Changes to Security Detail in ’08

    08/04/2012 3:20:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 7/31/12
    ALBANY — Aides to New York’s first African-American governor wanted a police entourage that looked more like their boss, so they made an unusual request to the State Police: Replace at least 10 white troopers assigned to protect Gov. David A. Paterson with black or Latino officers. The request prompted an extraordinary battle between the Paterson administration and leaders of the State Police shortly after Mr. Paterson, a Democrat, took office in 2008, according to court testimony, e-mails and interviews. Preston L. Felton, at the time the acting superintendent of the State Police and the first African-American to lead the...
  • Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

    08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    ......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.” This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.” One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in...
  • Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals

    07/12/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2012 | Unattributed
    Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET] The U.S. Navy's new class of carriers will be the first to go without urinals, a decision made in part to give the service flexibility in accommodating female sailors, the Navy says. The change heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers – starting with the namesake carrier due in late 2015 – is one of a number of new features meant to improve sailors' quality of life and reduce maintenance costs, Capt. Chris Meyer said Wednesday. Omitting urinals lets the Navy easily switch the designation of any restroom – or head, in naval...
  • Women in the infantry? Forget about it, says female Marine officer

    07/12/2012 11:48:27 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2012 | Jeff Black
    Come September, a small group of young female Marines will break through one of the last bastions of macho in the U.S. military. They’ll be the first class of female officers to take part in the grueling Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Va., a test of both physical fitness and mental will that prepares the corps’ future platoon leaders. All of these women will be volunteers, and their training will be closely watched. The new coed class has sparked suggestions that such training could lead to integrating women in the Marine infantry, with some saying they “would make excellent grunts.”
  • GOP governors considerably more diverse than their Democratic counterparts

    07/09/2012 8:40:22 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 9, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Contrary to the oft-repeated media narrative that the Republican Party is not inclusive, there are actually more female Republican governors than female Democratic governors, and considerably more minority Republican governors than minority Democratic governors.
  • Our New SMLXL Center

    07/09/2012 5:14:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Well, it looks like the libertarians are mad at me again. Several of my libertarian readers have written to complain that my recent columns have been switching back and forth between making fun of homosexual rights activists and abortion rights activists. That must really make them angry because so many libertarians are homosexuals who need to have abortions. At any rate, I think I have identified the source of the problem and a possible solution. What my libertarian readers fail to understand is that I simply write about the insanity that surrounds me here at the University of North Carolina...
  • 100 Maj. Hasans Inside Military?

    07/05/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 30 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7/3/2012 | Investors Business Daily
    Fifth Column: The FBI is investigating more than 100 Muslim soldiers and military contractors with the potential to carry out Fort Hood-style attacks. The administration has kept a lid on the growing threat. It's covering up the truth about an alarmingly widespread Islamist penetration of the military. The dangerous fifth column was discovered more than two years after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 29. The administration whitewashed the jihadist massacre as a run-of-the-mill case of "workplace violence." Now it's trying to postpone Hasan's trial until after the election...
  • Pentagon To Hold First-Ever Gay Pride Event On Tuesday

    06/25/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 86 replies
    US News ^ | 25 June 2012 | ELIZABETH FLOCK
    Less than a year after the Defense Department's "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed, the Pentagon says it will hold its first-ever Gay Pride event Tuesday. The event is likely to be a more toned-down version of the Gay Pride parades that take place every June in cities around the world—sans the flags, wigs, beads and boas. (Though some have suggested rainbow camo or berets.) Instead, the Pentagon has planned a somber-sounding panel discussion entitled "The Value of Open Service and Diversity," according to a Defense Department press release. The event will...
  • City school kids evicted from 9/11 memorial site after dropping trash in fountains during field trip

    06/24/2012 4:34:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/12 | Ben Chapman, Tina Moore AND Matthew Lysiak
    A group of Brooklyn students on a school trip to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum were booted from the hallowed site after they callously hurled trash into its fountains. The vile vandals from Junior High School 292 in East New York treated the solemn memorial — its reflecting pools honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks — like a garbage dump.
  • Gay porn star kills and eats lover

    06/04/2012 9:46:43 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay porn star kills and eats lover Homosexual with a story of animal cruelty kills and eats partner’s parts, makes sex with the corpse and sends its foot to Canadian Conservative PartyBy Julio Severo Canada, famous for its aggressive homosexualist laws threatening its population and Christians preaching the Bible view on sodomy, has made international headlines this week for another homosexual reason: gay porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, tortured, killed and dismembered his gay lover Jun Lin, 21. Luka Rocco Magnotta According to the Canadian police, Magnotta tied Jun in a bed while his camera filmed him torturing,...
  • It's time to shut down the diversity industry

    06/02/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:35PM BST 01 Jun 2012 | Graeme Archer
    Anyone my age or above will need no reminding of the late, great Michael Wharton, whose Peter Simple column on these pages introduced readers to, among other creations, Dr. Heinz Kiosk. Chief among Dr. Kiosk’s inventions was the “prejudometer”, an anti-racist measurement device. When used on suspected racists, it emitted a reading in “prejudons”, the “internationally-recognized scientific unit of racial prejudice”. When I was a teenager, the antics of Heinz Kiosk made me laugh. I wonder now, though, if those lost in the modern world of corporate correctness might find Wharton’s work eerily prescient. What he didn’t foresee was that...
  • The Origins of Leftist Racial Orthodoxy

    05/31/2012 1:46:32 AM PDT · by Bratch · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Filozof
    If "diversity" is good, why do liberals congregate in lily-white enclaves like Vermont (the whitest state in the Union, according to the Census) and Marin County, California? White liberals hector others incessantly about the need for "diversity," but most have no interest in living in neighborhoods with large numbers of blacks. The ideal society in the liberal mind always seems to be a Scandinavian socialist one (which is to say that liberals strive to make the U.S. more like some of the most uniformly white nations in the world). The liberal enforcers of racial correctness are quick to decry the...
  • 10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)

    05/29/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Stacy St. Clair
    Killings are double the figure for Memorial Day 2011 A man was shot dead near a raucous outdoor holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend. More than 40 shootings were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department. A department spokesman would not confirm the tally, saying several incidents were still under investigation and could...
  • Jerry Brown's diverse appointments to superior, appeals courts

    05/22/2012 9:02:12 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 19 May 2012 | Bob Egelko
    Diverse appointments to superior, appeals courts Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a former State Bar leader to a judgeship in Contra Costa County on Friday. He also nominated a former San Francisco school board attorney as the first Latino on the state appeals court in San Jose, and chose a Los Angeles prosecutor as California's first Muslim judge... (snip) Halim Dhanidina, 39, of Los Angeles to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Dhanidina has been a deputy district attorney since 1998 and will be the first Muslim on the bench in California, said Aziza Hasan of the Muslim Public Affairs Council....
  • Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Diversity Mania in Higher Ed

    05/21/2012 2:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2012 | David French
    I have no idea whether Barack Obama’s recently discovered bio and Elizabeth Warren’s periodic (and selective) ethnic box-checking represent mistakes, misrepresentations, or some combination of the two, but I do have first-hand experience with the powerful academic incentive to make one’s background as exotic as humanly possible. As perhaps the only regular Corner poster who’s also a veteran of an Ivy League law school admissions committee (at Cornell, where I taught for two years), I’m unfortunately completely inadequate for the task of communicating to readers how critically important “diversity” is to admissions and promotions in academe. Simply put, once you...
  • Elizabeth Warren Is Getting Destroyed More For Calling Herself A Native American (Fauxcahontas)

    05/16/2012 6:28:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2012 | Grace Wyler
    The controversy over Elizabeth Warren's claim to Native American ancestry shows no signs of dying down, and is now threatening to derail her campaign for Republican Scott Brown's Massachusetts Senate seat. Politico reporter Maggie Haberman has now uncovered Pa 1997 piece from the Fordham Law Review that refers to Warren as "the first woman of color" hired by Harvard Law School. The piece cites as its source Harvard Law spokesman Michael Chmura, the same spokesman who bragged about Warren's Native American heritage to the Harvard Crimson in 1996. Warren has so far dismissed the story, which first surfaced when the...
  • Fauxcahontas’ 1/32 Cherokee claim debunked

    05/15/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Hayward
    It’s official: Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren isn’t even 3 percent Cherokee. Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com counts coup: The slender thread upon which Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she is 1/32 Cherokee rests—a purported 1894 marriage license application—has been exposed as non-existent. Based on a review of the original marriage records found in the files of the Logan County, Oklahoma Court Clerk’s office in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and the statements of ReJeania Zmek, the Court Clerk of Logan County, Oklahoma, it is likely that the ephemeral 1894 marriage license application never existed. “In modern times we keep marriage license applications,” she said. “The...
  • GOP needs Marco Rubio to ward off extinction

    05/15/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 81 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/15/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The Republican Party faces a threat to its existence. It’s not an ideological threat, but a demographic and mathematical one. Unless the GOP acts to change the math by broadening its appeal to minorities, it will cease being a major force in American politics. If you have any doubt about this, look at the numbers: In 1960, white Americans made up 94 percent of the electorate. By 2010, the figure had dropped to 75 percent. Among African-Americans, more than 90 percent vote Democratic, and in the 2008 presidential race, 96 percent chose President Obama. For Asian-Americans, a clear majority consistently...
  • Occupy's anarchists seen as both divisive, crucial

    05/07/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/7/12 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Every time windows are smashed and clashes erupt with police at Occupy protests in Oakland and San Francisco, one group is in the thick of it: masked, black-clad anarchists known as the Black Bloc. Police say they are pure trouble and point to conflicts at last week's May Day rallies as the most recent example. Most pacifist protesters wish they would go away. Hard-core Occupiers say they like having them around to diversify their movement's tactics. Exactly who makes up the Black Bloc is, by design, a bit of a mystery. Adherents rarely reveal their identity and say they aren't...
  • Clueless: Kim Kardashian and Elizabeth Warren

    05/06/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    ~snip~ Elizabeth Warren a/k/a Fauxcahontas The Supreme Court, in a case known as Fisher v. University of Texas is about to consider whether public universities should be forbidden use of "diversity" in consideration for admission. This week, Elizabeth Warren, candidate for Senate in Massachusetts has shown how rotten to the core and easily gamed is the entire notion of diversity -- something which in my opinion has substantially undercut the academic rigor of American universities and the productivity of its businesses. Ms. Warren parlayed a not overtly distinguished college and law school career into a tenured position at Harvard Law...