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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Ann Coulter: Jeanne Shaheen's Ebola Opportunities Team

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

Jeanne Shaheen's Ebola Opportunities Team


By Ann Coulter
October 22, 2014
AnnCoulter.com

In this year's midterm elections, New Hampshire's Scott Brown is taking on the slickest Democratic politician since John Edwards.

Incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presents herself as a regular mom who "rearranges the dishes in the dishwasher if it is packed by someone else" -- as she told The Boston Globe when she ran for governor.

But then she backs policies that only Fidel Castro's mom would like. (And based on her immigration stance, I think we all know it's her Guatemalan maid who's packing the dishwasher.)

Shaheen took the Anti-Tax Pledge in her first run for governor. (That's governor of New Hampshire, not Missouri, where she grew up, or Pennsylvania, where she was high school prom queen -- as she also confessed to The Boston Globe.) Within a few years, a Washington anti-tax group had ranked Shaheen as one of the nation's "biggest tax hikers and proposers," along with Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont.

As a U.S. senator, Shaheen co-sponsored a nakedly partisan bill to prevent Republicans from filibustering anything put forward by the majority Democratic Senate, despite that body's historical role as the place where hot passions go to die. Shaheen's bill was so contrary to the deliberative spirit of the Senate that even liberal Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd opposed it.

At least you can count on a hard-core lefty like Shaheen to be squeaky-clean. Oh, wait -- Shaheen's husband, William, set up a "stimulus opportunities team" to apply for government money under the stimulus bill supported by his senator-wife. I wonder if sharing a name with a U.S. senator helped him attract clients.

Both The Boston Globe and Annenberg's "Factcheck.org" indignantly denounce this fact by recycling a nonsense defense put out by the Shaheen family law firm. They dramatically reveal that the Shaheens didn't actually make much from the sleazy enterprise.

The amount of money they made is not the point. Mr. Shaheen traded on his wife's position as a U.S. senator to attract clients to a "stimulus opportunity team." Your honor, the vault was empty when we broke into it.

Most devastating for New Hampshire families, Shaheen told aggressive lies in order to pass Obamacare. She repeatedly promised New Hampshire voters that Obamacare would:

-- "let people keep their doctor and their insurance plan if they like it" (deliberate lie);

-- "expand coverage options for people who need it" (laughable lie);

-- "stabilize costs for families, businesses and our government" (cruel lie)

-- "by injecting competition in the insurance market." (breathtaking lie!)

And, she said, "We can do this without increasing our federal deficit." (You've got to be kidding me.)

As we now know, under the "Affordable Care Act," your only options are: (1) Take the crap-ass, high-priced/no doctor Obamacare plan; or (2) go bare, and risk being bankrupted by an expensive medical problem. Either way, the price will be astronomical.

And as you have surely heard by now, you absolutely, positively cannot keep your current health insurance. That is, unless your plan already covers acupuncture for transgendered illegal aliens with gambling addictions.

As for the deficit-busting qualities of this wildly expensive law, the Congressional Budget Office now projects that Obamacare is going to cost the federal government $92 billion a year.

But if Shaheen had told the truth, Obamacare never would have passed -- even in the sleazy manner it did. So she had to lie! What else could she do?

Demonstrating her willingness to say anything to win an election, this week Shaheen suddenly announced that she was for a travel ban on West Africa! And yet she hasn't made a peep about Obama's planned "executive amnesty" after the election.

That isn't right-wing paranoia. Would that it were! Obama has promised that, as soon as the midterms are over, he will welcome all of Latin America to the U.S. The administration is already requesting bids for the manufacture of 34 million new ID cards. Or as Obama calls it, "the first batch."

Several doctors have privately admitted that the enterovirus 68 that has already killed or paralyzed a dozen American children is coming from the border-surge kids. None will say it for attribution. They don't want to be audited by Obama's IRS.

The rest of us are supposed to act as if it's a huge mystery why no one had ever heard of this particular enterovirus until the border surge a few months ago.

Nikko Jenkins is the Face of Obama’s America

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance.

NYC: Arab Moslems Get Caught Pulling Racial Profiling Hoax, Including Having an Accomplice Committing the Crime of Impersonating a Police Officer and Criminal Conspiracy, in Phony Youtube Video

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

If you check out their Youtube posting, they and/or their friends curse out, and try to intimidate and shout down all critics, by imitating black supremacists (‘You have no idea what it’s like to be Muslim,’ ‘You racist blah-blah-blah…’).
 


 

Viral NYPD Racial Profiling Video was Staged
Video purports to show Muslim men being targeted by patrolman
October 21, 2014
The Smoking Gun

10/21 UPDATE:Video's creators admit to staging NYPD profiling episode

OCTOBER 21--In a cynical and duplicitous attempt to capitalize on New York City’s documented racial profiling problems, a pair of bloggers have created a video purporting to show an NYPD officer stopping and frisking a pair of Muslim men for the crime of wearing traditional Islamic garments.

But the viral video is a sham, a staged production aimed to go viral and pile up views and YouTube channel subscriptions for its young creators, Brooklynites Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who get a piece of the revenue generated by ads that run before their videos play.

The duo’s video operation--which is named “TrueStoryASA”--has racked up 60 million YouTube views and has more than 661,000 subscribers on the video-sharing site. While most of the pair’s videos involve pranks, sidewalk attempts at comedy and social commentary, or “Muslim-related stuff,” their latest clip seeks to latch onto an issue that has troubled many New Yorkers and tainted the NYPD.

Titled “Racial Profiling Experiment,” the 2:53 video (seen above) was uploaded Sunday to YouTube, where it has already been viewed in excess of 135,000 times. The clip has received coverage in several publications, including the British newspaper The Independent and The Huffington Post.
 


[Akbar (left) and Saleh are pictured in the adjacent photo.]

 


 


The video opens with Saleh and Akbar loudly arguing as they walk down a Queens street. The men, dressed in jeans and t-shirts, shove each other and appear on the verge of exchanging blows. While this is transpiring, a purported NYPD officer stands just feet away. With his arms folded, the impassive cop--whose face has been blurred--does nothing as the pair seems on the verge of fighting. The scene is apparently being filmed from a parked car by a friend of Saleh and Akbar.

The video then jumps ahead 20 minutes, when Saleh and Akbar are again seen arguing on the same sidewalk. This time, however, Saleh is wearing a headdress and a white robe. Akbar has on a keffiyeh scarf and an abaya, a long shirt. In their YouTube description of the video, the men describe these garments as their “cultural clothes.”

This time, the quarreling duo is immediately confronted by the cop, who asks, “What’s all the arguing about? Why are you dressed like this?” Motioning to their clothes, he demands, “What is this?”  In short order, the patrolman shoves Saleh up against the wall and directs him to put his hands up and “open your legs.” During the cursory search that follows, the cop feels something in Saleh’s pocket and yells, “What is this?
 



 

What’s in your pocket?” When Saleh responds that it is his phone, the officer asks, “Is this a gun? Is that a knife?”

Oddly, the officer never bothers to remove the item to confirm that it is a phone and not a deadly weapon. Also, the cop does not appear concerned that Saleh’s friend is hovering directly behind him.

After Akbar is later subjected to a similarly perfunctory frisk, Saleh does the reveal. Removing the headdress, he tells the officer, “I’m the same guy from before. I came 20 minutes earlier, we had an argument, we hit each other, and you didn’t do anything.” Then, referring to the pair’s new clothes, Saleh added, “And now when we have this, you gonna come and do something to us?”

Confronted about his racial profiling and illegal searches, the cop appears befuddled and stripped of his bravado. He is left to warn a passerby--whose timing is impeccable--to “Take a walk before I arrest you for obstruction.”

The video is a marvelously tidy example of the NYPD’s supposedly wicked ways. At the clip’s end, Saleh and Akbar appear to explain, “What you just saw is what we always go through when we’re filming with our culture clothing on.” Saleh then claims that the pair had been out shooting another video when “police happen to, like, follow us and racial profile us. So we stopped filming that video and we decided to make this video for you guys. And it happened in one chance.”

The video ends with a request for viewers to give it a “thumbs up” vote on YouTube, as well as a pitch for new subscribers to the duo’s video channel.

The purported “Racial Profiling Experiment” undertaken by Saleh and Akbar was filmed on 126th Street in the Willets Point section of Queens, across from Citi Field, home to the New York Mets. The video was shot on a street where many of the businesses--tire outlets, auto repair firms, muffler shops--have been closed or relocated as part of a city redevelopment effort.
 



 


 


An NYPD source who last night viewed the clip at TSG’s request said that an officer from the local police precinct (the 110th in nearby Elmhurst) would not be standing patrol by himself on a deserted street in the middle of the day. As for the purported officer’s frisking technique, the NYPD veteran laughed, “That’s not how they teach you in the academy.” He also remarked that it was “inconceivable” that an officer would ask a Muslim man, “Why are you dressed like this?”

By obscuring the purported cop’s face, Saleh and Akbar have sought to avoid the immediate debunking of their clip, which has already garnered in excess of 30,000 “thumbs up” on YouTube and more than 5200 comments. In their supposed effort to expose racial profiling, the video’s creators have inexplicably--yet conveniently--provided cover for the rogue patrolman, now an electronically blurred boogeyman.

A second source, a recently retired NYPD detective who also watched the “profiling” video at TSG’s request, branded it an “obvious hoax” intended to “smear” police.

If that was the intent of Saleh and Akbar, they appear to have succeeded. According to The Huffington Post, the video provides a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” The news site later updated its piece to indicate that the clip’s authenticity could not be verified, and that NYPD officials are reviewing the video.

Since the video was uploaded to YouTube, Saleh, Akbar, and their friends have been aggressively promoting the clip on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “Spread the word and bring an end to Racial Profiling,” Saleh wrote. Sheikh told his followers that, “Racial Profiling goes against all equal rights.” He added, “Never expected a reaction like this.”

Saleh and Akbar have not responded to TSG messages sent via Facebook, where each man describes himself as an "Actor/Director."

10/21 UPDATE: In an interview yesterday with Capital New York, a spokesperson for Saleh and Akbar claimed that he had “behind the scene footage” proving that the profiling episode was not faked. Asked for additional details, the flack told reporter Azi Paybarah, “We can't give out details for follow ups--it breaches confidentiality.”

However, despite that shaky assurance, the videographers copped to their perfidy (albeit sneakily) after TSG exposed their hoax this morning. They edited the video’s YouTube description to report that the clip was a “Dramatization of previous events that occurred with us in our tradition clothing while filming in NYC. This video is not against the NYPD.” The video’s original description claimed that Saleh and Akbar were prompted to expose the NYPD after “we kept getting followed by Police. So we decided to film this social experiment on racial profiling.” The duo added that, “Too many innocent people get stopped and frisked” daily due to their clothing and skin color.
 

From their Youtube posting:

TrueStoryASA

“Published on Oct 19, 2014

“This video is a Dramatization [sic; see explanation below] of previous events that occurred with us in our tradition clothing while filming in NYC. This video is not against the NYPD, it's just an example of what we have to go through sometimes when filming in NYC. This is to raise awareness for Racial Profiling.”

[The con men who made this video only changed their description to a “Dramatization” after they were caught committing a racial profiling hoax. One of their accomplices plays the fake cop in the video. Impersonating a police officer is a felony. Two or more people committing a crime together constitutes a conspiracy, which is also a felony. That’s why, after their hoax was exposed, they changed their description of the video to a “dramatization.” But they still committed a couple of felonies, not that they’d ever be punished for them.]
 

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AP Editor’s Headline Alchemy Turns Moslem Arab Terrorist Attack on Jews into Jewish Police Violence



Immigrant Restaurant Operators: Germ Theory is “Racist!”

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Illinois: Racist Black Murderer John Wilson Sentenced to 160 Years in Prison for Hate Crime Against White Teenager, Kelli O’Laughlin

 

War crime victim Kelli O'Laughlin at her home before her eighth grade graduation in June, 2011, courtesy of Lauryn
 

War criminal John L. Wilson
 

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU, on this atrocity: “The Kelli O'Laughlin Slaying: The Crazy Card, Again”; and

“‘Next Time the B**** Will Do as Told’: Message Kelli O’Laughlin’s Racist, Black Murderer Posted on Her Facebook Page the Day After Killing Her; He Also Sent Girl’s Grieving Mother Taunting Messages on Her Cell Phone.”]
 

By “W”

At least they provided pix of the victim and her killer.

Chicago man sentenced to 160 years in slaying of Indian Head Park teenager

Is Bill Cosby a Serial Rapist?

 

That's Hannibal Buress on the left
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Hannibal Buress doesn’t appear to be much of a comic, but he certainly has a dubious talent for publicity-seeking.
 

Hannibal Buress Says Bill Cosby is a Rapist: A History of Sexual Assault Allegations

By Amy Zimmerman
October 21, 2014
The Daily Beast

‘I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Showreruns,’ said Hannibal Buress.

In a stand-up set in Philadelphia last Thursday, Hannibal Buress went straight for Bill Cosby's jugular, calling out the jocular icon on his myriad alleged sexual assaults.

"It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f—ing smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress ranted. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ‘80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches. ‘I don’t curse onstage.’ Well, yeah, you’re rapist, so I’ll take you saying lots of motherf—ers."

Buress is referring to allegations that came to light back in 2006 when Andrea Constand, a 32-year-old former Temple University employee, claimed that Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in 2004. In a civil lawsuit, Constand detailed how Cosby presented her with three pills, which he said were herbal medications that would help alleviate her stress. He insisted that she take all three pills and, once she began to feel drowsy and inert, led her to a sofa because she "could not walk on her own." Then the assault began.

If the image of this disgusting and premeditated crime being perpetrated by one of America's most beloved (not to mention family friendly) comedians wasn't revolting enough, what happened next was sure to trigger a nation's gag reflex. No fewer than thirteen witnesses came forward saying that they had also been drugged and/or sexually assaulted by Cosby, and were willing to testify if the case went to trial.

On November 8, 2006, Cosby settled the case with Constand—the terms of the settlement remain undisclosed, but we know that the plaintiff agreed not to discuss the incident any further; however, the other thirteen witnesses were bound by no such agreement. Many of their stories, along with their names, were published in reputable news sources like People and Philadelphia Magazine.

Even more shocking than these public allegations is how little they affected Cosby in the long run, and how the star was somehow able to preserve his reputation and legacy due to an indefatigably adoring public.

"When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That shit has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.'"

As Buress explained in his set, "I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. Dude’s image, for the most part, it’s f–king public Teflon image. I’ve done this bit on stage and people think I’m making it up….That shit is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it trust me. When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That shit has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.’”

Like all good comedy, Buress's bit combines the unexpected with the shockingly true. We don't expect to hear the beloved Bill Cosby called a rapist in a public forum, but we have to consider the whitewashing work that we as fast-forgetting fans have done in order to make that statement so shocking.

Consider Mark Whitaker's recent Cosby biography, Cosby: His Life and Times.  The 468-page tome purports to be a definitive account of the comedian's life and career. It also fails to mention the 2006 sexual assault lawsuit. Nowhere in this epic biography does Whitaker mention that Cosby is an alleged rapist—nor does it shed light on the stories of the women who say that the comedian drugged them and sexually assaulted them without their consent.

As Gawker recently wrote, the allegations quickly became "something walled off from our collective understanding of Bill Cosby."  In 2010, Cosby was honored with the Marian Anderson Award for "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way, either through their work or their support for an important cause." Anyone, be they a fan, a journalist, or an award-giver, who fails to view Cosby in light of these sexual assault allegations is deliberately deceiving themselves.

Oregon Immigration Patriot Cynthia Kendoll, of Protect Oregon Drivers’ Licenses/Oregonians for Immigration Reform [OFIR], on the Long Road to “No on 88”

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

By the way, I too had the honor of hearing Cynthia’s presentation. She is a perfect example of what a tenacious, fearless citizen can accomplish, with just a little financial help from supporters who are themselves of modest means, and help from other volunteers contributing thousands of man hours.

At VDARE.

Of Real Epidemics and Fake Science

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At Ex-Army Libertarian Nationalist.

The Dallas Cowboys, More Interested in Winning than in Getting Positive Publicity from Homosexualist MSM for Wasting a Roster Spot on a Gay Incompetent, Release Shameless Self-Promoter Michael Sam

 

Michael Sam's contribution to NFL history
 

By “W”

I don’t imagine he will be missed in the locker room.

At MSN.


The Savage, Racially-Motivated Rape-Murder of Anne Pressly, and the Solution to the World’s Curtis Vances: A Florida Reader Writes

 














War crime victim Anne Pressly, before she encountered Curtis Lavelle Vance
 

Re: “Ann Coulter Fans Didn`t Murder Anne Pressly—It was the “Usual Suspect.” But No One`s Apologizing”; and

“‘Someone Who Makes Dogs Bark at Night’: Curtis Lavelle Vance Guilty on All Counts in Anne Pressly Rape-Torture-Murder Trial.”
 

I want to thank you for your honest article on the brutal rape and murder of Anne Pressly. Speaking as a woman subjected many times in the past to the angry advances of men like Curtis Vance I know all too well where they were coming from, and why Curtis Vance did what he did. They are animals who need to be put down. They bitterly hate white women they want but cannot have. That's what's at the root of such murders and rapes of pretty white women by black men. I've been subjected to their hatred many times, and it did not stop when I lived in Alabama until I put a Springfield .45 into their faces. Then they got the message. I wish Anne had been able to do the same, and pull the trigger.
 

N.S. responds: Thank you for your moving and insightful letter. I am glad to see that you were alive and physically and spiritually intact, such that you were able to write it. May you have many more years of physical and spiritual well-being, and may you inspire many other women to act likewise!

 












War criminal Curtis Lavelle Vance, entering the courthouse in Little Rock

Another Racist Baltimore Hate Crime on a Bus, but This Time with Conspiracies Within Conspiracies: Black Female Driver Allegedly Called Gang of 15-20 Members to Come Brutally Beat White Family of 3, and MTA Apparently Conspired to Cover Up Crime

 

War crime victims Logan Fisher, Kristina Gibson and Christopher Fisher
 

War crime defendant Karen Murphy outside of court on October 9
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Note that the story refers to defendant Karen Murphy as “a former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver,” but never mentions if she was fired or resigned. Well, she wasn’t a former bus driver on June 6, when this racist black lynch mob attack went down.
 

Former MTA bus driver charged in mass attack on family
Police: Family of 3 beaten up by several teens after argument with bus driver
By Lowell Melser
UPDATED 6:52 P.M. EDT Oct 09, 2014
WBAL-TV

BALTIMORE —A former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver is facing several charges after a family claimed she got several teens to beat them up after one of the victims got into an argument with her.

Former MTA bus driver Karen Murphy left district court in northwest Baltimore on Thursday after her first court appearance to answer to multiple charges of assault and conspiracy. Court documents said she told a group of juveniles to beat up a family of three that was riding on her bus.

"She actually let these children get off of this bus and beat me and my family for at least three minutes, then let them get back on, get weapons, get back off and back on again, and then took off with every one of them that did it," victim Kristina Gibson told 11 News reporter Lowell Melser.

Gibson said the incident happened on June 6, when she and her boyfriend, Christopher Fisher, were picking up their son, 9-year-old Logan, from school and were riding the No. 22 bus to Hampden from Greenmount Avenue.

According to charging documents, police were able to review video from the bus, which included audio of the exchange. The video showed the bus beginning to get crowded and that Murphy told everyone to move to the back of the bus.

According to the video, Fisher told Murphy that the bus was too crowded to do so, and the two exchanged words, with Murphy saying, "If you would have gotten your (expletive) off you wouldn't be having these problems. You better watch the way you're talking to me. … Come up here and I'll show you what I'll do. You better get your ass way back there in the back."

Eventually, Murphy pulled the bus over.

"She pulled the bus over, got out of her seat belt, stood up screaming in both of our faces, 'Don't tell me how to do my job. If you have a problem, come across this line and I'll knock you the F out,'" Gibson said.

Court documents said at that point, some teen boys on the bus began yelling with Murphy for the family to get off the bus. The documents said Murphy kept one of the teens by her, and one of the teens could be heard on the video yelling "Call them up." Gibson told police that she saw Murphy make a phone call.

Two bus stops later, Gibson said a large number of Mergenthaler Vo-Tech and Academy for College and Career Exploration students boarded the bus.

"The school kids immediately came up to her and began speaking like they knew each other. We weren't too far away from her, so we could hear, and she said to them, 'I don't care where they get off. You handle that (expletive) and I'll take care of you. I'll wait for you,'" Gibson recalled.

Gibson said her family called a friend to meet them at their stop, 41st Street and Falls Road, because they believed there might be a fight brewing, but the call didn't help. Police estimated that about 15-20 teens converged on the couple. Gibson said the teens beat them and pepper-sprayed them.

"As soon as the doors opened, they hit my boyfriend on the back of the head with something," Gibson said.

"I was really scared," 9-year-old Logan told 11 News. He said he tried to defend his mother but couldn't. "I tried to get the girl that was beating her up off of her, and she turned around and pepper-sprayed me."

Charging documents show Murphy watched the assault and yelled several times, "Yeah, that's what you get." After the teens were finished with the beating, they got back on the bus, and Murphy drove away, offering the victims no assistance, police said.

Gibson told police that she had been choked by the teens and that they had banged her head on the ground and ripped out her earrings. Fisher told police that he had eye problems for a few days after the attack due to the pepper spray, and that Gibson lost a few teeth and had to go to a local hospital for seizures.

Gibson and Fisher said after they reported the incident to the MTA, they got the run-around, and it wasn't until two months later that detectives came to visit them.

Officials said the victims found a book bag that one of the assailants, a 16-year-old who had been talking with Murphy since the start of the incident, dropped. It had three forms of identification in it, which police said Fisher was able to give them when detectives interviewed them.

Gibson said the video captured on the bus' surveillance camera is what ultimately led to Murphy's arrest.

"I was really happy that she was arrested. I just want my son to know that she's not going to get away with this," Gibson said.

The MTA told 11 News on Thursday that Murphy is no longer an employee with the agency. Murphy's trial is set for Nov. 21.

Irving Berlin’s “You Forgot to Remember,” as Sung by Franklyn Baur, Andy Williams, and… Sinatra

 

Circa 1920
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

At first, I thought I’d just re-post the performance by Franklyn Baur, of whom I’d never heard until minutes ago. Then I saw that various wonderful people had cared enough to post one performance after another of this hauntingly beautiful song, and was daunted. How many versions must I post? I listened to the Andy Williams version—yet another great Williams performance with an arrangement that failed to match his excellence. And then I listened to the Sinatra version, and knew that my work was done.
 

You Forgot to Remember
Words and Music by Irving Berlin

[1st verse:]

One little kiss, a moment of bliss, then hours of deep regret
One little smile, and after a while, a longing to forget
One little heartache left as a token
One little plaything carelessly broken

[Refrain:]

Remember the night, the night you said,
“I love you,”
Remember?

Remember you vowed by all the stars
Above you,
Remember?

Remember we found a lonely spot,
And after I learned to care a lot,
You promised that you'd forget me not,
But you forgot to remember.

[2nd verse:]

Into my dreams you wandered it seems, and then there came a day,
You loved me too, my dreams had come true, and all the world was May
But soon the Maytime turned to December
You had forgotten, do you remember?
 

[Thanks to Lyrics Mania.]
 

Franklyn Baur: Recorded on August 12, 1925
 



Uploaded on May 5, 2008 by pax41.
 

Andy Williams: 1966
 



Published on June 28, 2012 by nipstertunes.
 

And saving the best for last:

Sinatra: January 16, 1962
 


Uploaded on July 8, 2011 by James McEwan, who contends, inarguably, “Just the best version of Irving Berlin's great song.”

Leftwing, Ransom Note Scholarship at Harvard University Press: How Can Intellectual Fraud Robert Sussman be One of the “Good Guys,” and Intellectual Giant Jared Taylor be One of the “Bad Guys”?

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

“Women’s” Tennis and the “Williams Brothers” Scandal

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.




Monday, October 20, 2014

Hate Crime in Brooklyn: Three Black Punks Beat White Girl


PROSPECT HEIGHTS (WABC) --
Police are searching for three suspects wanted in a robbery and assault in Brooklyn, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to arrests.

RAW VIDEO:
 

 

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on October 2 on Franklin Avenue in the Crown Heights section.

Authorities say the suspects approached a 21-year-old female woman, punched her in the face multiple times and stole her Samsung Galaxy cell phone and her handbag with her driver's license, ATM card, MetroCard and $5 in cash.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital in stable condition with a broken nose and lacerations to her face.

She works at H & M in Manhattan and was walking home at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Chicagoland Serial Killer Suspect is Darren Deon Vann (Photo)

 


Ever-Triangulating David Frum is Sounding Like a White House Staffer on Ebola




Jared Taylor is Outraged at Robert Sussman for Libeling Him; I’m Outraged at Sussman, too!

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

I checked the index of Sussman’s book, and found no mentions at all of me. The SOB absolutely refused to libel me! I may just send him a cease-and-desist/do-begin letter.
 

Harvard University Press Defames American Renaissance

By Jared Taylor
October 13, 2014
American Renaissance

New book is riddled with falsehoods.
 

Salon.com has just published an article called “America’s virulent racists: The sick ideas and perverted “science” of the American Renaissance Foundation.” It is an excerpt from a book called The Myth of Race, written by Professor Robert Sussman of Washington University and published this year by Harvard University Press. It is also the most sloppy, tendentious, deceitful piece of writing I have seen in a long time. The language alone should raise doubts about the author’s objectivity. He describes me, my work, and associates as “shockingly ugly,” “hateful, dangerous, ancient, and outdated,” “virulently racist,” not to mention “neo-Nazi” and “white supremacist.”

This kind of hysterical name-calling is one thing; outright fabrication is another. People who want to call AR “shockingly ugly” or “virulently racist” find that what it actually says doesn’t come anywhere near justifying their breathless talk, so they start twisting and fabricating. Prof. Sussman is following directly in the footsteps of Dinesh D’Souza.

Some of Professor Sussman’s nonsense is easily exposed. However, the Salon excerpt gives no sources, so even though the entire body of work of American Renaissance is archived online, it is hard to track down exactly what I might have written that could be the basis for this claim, for example: “He [Taylor] complains that civil rights laws prohibiting racial discrimination have turned ‘common sense’ into a ‘crime.’ ” One- or two-word “quotations” are always suspect.

We will alert Salon.com and Harvard University Press to Prof. Sussman’s reckless disregard for the truth and ask for a retraction and an apology–short of which we will consider legal action.

I have gone through Prof. Sussman’s article and have highlighted–in order of appearance–only the most prominent outright errors, falsehoods, and distortions, as follows:

Prof. Sussman: “The American Renaissance Foundation is an extremely conservative right-wing organization that also publishes a monthly magazine of the same name, American Renaissance (AR).”

There is no American Renaissance Foundation. I am president of the New Century Foundation, which used to publish a monthly magazine called American Renaissance. AR content is now entirely on-line; we stopped publishing a paper magazine more than 2-1/2 years ago.

Prof. Sussman: “Jared Taylor (1952-)”

I was born in 1951.

Prof. Sussman: “the National Policy Institute, a self-styled racist think tank”

The National Policy Institute, of which I was one of the founding directors, has never described itself as racist.

Prof. Sussman: “Taylor has close ties with members of various neo-Nazi groups”

If anyone with whom I have “close ties”–or any ties at all–is a member of a neo-Nazi group, it is news to me. I will expect Prof Sussman to supply details.

Prof Sussman: “He is a frequent radio guest of Don Black’s . . . .”

To my knowledge Don Black has never had a radio program. His son, Derek Black, briefly had a radio program on which I appeared once.

Prof. Sussman: Frédéric Legrand, a member of the National Front, is a frequent contributor to American Renaissance.

Of the several thousand articles published in AR, Mr. Legrand wrote three. The last one was published seven years ago.

Prof. Sussman: “One of AR’s and Taylor’s favorite and oft-used quotes, recalling fifteenth-century polygenecist thought, is that of zoologist Raymond Hall from an early issue of Mankind Quarterly: ‘Two subspecies of the same species do not occur in the same geographic area.’ ”

There is nothing 15th century about the statement, which is widely accepted among biologists. If the gray squirrel is introduced into the red squirrel’s territory, it steadily replaces the red squirrel. E. Raymond Hall was chairman of the Department of Zoology at the University of Kansas. He made this observation in his two-volume classic, The Mammals of North America, first published in 1959 and revised in 1981. By my count, this quotation from Hall has appeared in three AR articles.

Prof. Sussman: Taylor believes that slavery may have been wrong but the alternative was “Negro pandemonium.”

I wrote that many slaveholders believed that the alternative to slavery was, in their words, “Negro pandemonium.” I was expressing their view, not mine.

Prof. Sussman: “the foundation’s goal is to demonstrate the purported superiority of the white race”

AR’s consistent position is that races are different. Blacks are superior to whites in many sports, for example, and North Asians are superior to whites in average intelligence.

Prof. Sussman offers this sentence as a quotation from AR: “Blacks and Third World immigrants did not really belong in the United States and certainly could not be ‘real’ Americans.”

This sentence has never appeared in AR.

Sussman makes much of a poll of AR readers, helpfully adding that the poll was taken “before Obama’s presidency.”

Indeed, it was taken 17 years ago and consisted of 391 people. Full results are available here.

Prof. Sussman: “Samuel Francis, a regular contributor to AR”

Samuel Francis has been dead for 10 years.

Prof. Sussman: “Francis believes that the ‘phony’ rights of nonwhites should be revoked. These include voting, holding office, attending schools with whites, serving on juries, marrying across racial lines, serving in the armed forces, buying homes near whites, and eating at lunch counters with, riding on buses with, holding jobs with, or even associating with ‘superior’ whites.”

Prof. Sussman has deliberately twisted Francis’s words into their very opposite. Francis wrote this in 1995: “[E]quality before the law, does not mean political equality, the right to vote, or the right to hold political office, let alone social and economic equality, nor the “right” to attend the same schools, to serve on juries, to marry across racial lines, to serve in the armed forces, to eat at lunch counters, to ride on buses, to buy a house or rent a room or hold a job, to receive welfare, to be admitted to colleges and universities, to take academic degrees or to be promoted. All these are phony “rights” that have been fabricated through the corruption of our constitutional law and our understanding of it, and no citizen of any race is entitled to them.” [italics added]

The word “superior” never occurs in Francis’s article.

Prof. Sussman: “The American Renaissance conferences, which began in 1994, have become a gathering place for white supremacists, white nationalists, white separatists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, Holocaust deniers, and eugenicists.”

Could Prof. Sussman provide names rather than name-calling?

Prof. Sussman: “Arthur Jensen in an AR ‘conversation’ stated that the country’s attempt to build a multiracial nation ‘is doomed to failure.’ ”

Arthur Jensen did not say that. I did.

Prof. Sussman: “He [Jensen] also claimed that at least one-quarter of all blacks are “mentally retarded” and “not really educatable.”

Jensen said this: “Once you get below IQs of 80 or 75, which is the cut-off for mental retardation in the California School System, children are put into special classes. These persons are not really educable up to a level for which there’s any economic demand. . . . People are shocked and disbelieving when you tell them that about one in four blacks in our population are in that category–below 75.”

Prof. Sussman: “Glayde Whitney, as a contributing editor of AR, wrote a regular column in which he suggested that different races did not belong in the same species.”

Prof. Whitney never wrote that. Citation, please.

Prof. Sussman: “Lynn wrote in AR that environment has no effect on IQ scores and that differences between blacks and whites are entirely genetic.”

Prof. Lynn never wrote that. He has always recognized an environmental effect on IQ.

Prof. Sussman: “Levin also believed that whites would . . . once again discriminate against blacks in housing, employment, and schools. Taylor approved of Levin’s predictions and speculated that his inspired vision would lead to “policies strikingly similar to those of the pre-civil rights American South.”

See here for what Levin and I actually wrote.

Sussman: “At the 2000 AR conference, Taylor was greeted with a burst of applause when he speculated that whites may have lost so much ground in the last century because of Jews.”

I have never said that, whether at the 2000 AR conference or at any other time. In answer to a question as to what had caused the “demoralization” of whites–not loss of  ground–I said that others have speculated to that effect. I also rejected Jewish influence as unsatisfactory, even as a partial explanation. A video of my 2000 conference speech is available here.

Prof. Sussman writes that to argue that AR has the right to hold conferences is to “condone the ability or the right of hate groups to gather and incite racial and class hatred.”

Prof. Sussman has never attended an AR conference. Readers can watch the lectures from the most recent conference online here and decide for themselves whether AR is a “hate group” or incites “racial and class hatred.” Prof. Sussman is unique, to my knowledge, in claiming that AR takes any interest at all in class.

Prof. Sussman: “Modern science now undermines all of their basic premises”

Perhaps Prof. Sussman will provide a bibliography of studies that “undermine” the work of Arthur Jensen, Michael Levin, Linda Gottfredson, Tatu Vanhanen, Michael Woodley, Richard Lynn, John Baker, Nicholas Wade, Henry Harpending, Jan te Nijenhuis, Philippe Rushton, Robert Putnam, Walker Connor, and Frank Salter.

Prof. Sussman dredges up a hasty and now disproven allegation that Jared Laughner, who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, had some tie to American Renaissance.

All law enforcement agencies have conceded that there is no evidence for such a link.

Prof. Sussman: “when a group publishes a journal and holds conferences preaching pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, and racial hatred and glorifies such hatemongers as Adolf Hitler, Jesse Helms, and David Duke . . .”

In the nearly 25 years that American Renaissance has been publishing and holding conferences, there is not one word that could be described as “pro-Nazi” or “anti-Semitic.” There is not a single word that glorifies Adolf Hitler, Jesse Helms or David Duke. Just a few minutes’ examination of our website and comprehensive archives would make this clear to anyone. Even Mark Potok of the SPLC, which is an organization that never misses an opportunity to say something derogatory about me or AR, has said, “Jared Taylor is not an anti-Semite.”

Prof Sussman quotes, as follows, from the summary of a conference talk that appeared in AR: “[Prof. Weissberg proposed] ‘A Politically Viable Alternative to White Nationalism’ [instead of proposing the complete elimination of nonwhites].

Professor Robert Weissberg did not propose an alternative to “the complete elimination of nonwhites” but to a “movement explicitly based on white racial identity.” What he actually said was apparently not wicked enough, so Prof. Sussman invented something else.

The title of Prof. Sussman’s book is The Myth of Race. He is clearly something of a myth-maker himself. If what he has written about me and American Renaissance is typical of his “scholarship,” nothing he has written in this book can be trusted. Harvard University Press–the university’s motto is “veritas”–should be embarrassed to have published it.

Wesleyan and Bryn Mawr Scrap Standards for Blacks and Hispanics, Lie About It, and Completely Politicize Admissions (and Grading!)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Ann Coulter.

The only way these colored dunces will be able to graduate is via massive grade inflation and “gut” courses (e.g., black studies). Meanwhile, normal white men will endure ever worse grade discrimination. Note too that white students’ parents will be paying double—for their own children, and for the incompetent affirmative action admits, who will get a free ride.
 

Wesleyan, Bryn Mawr Scrap SAT, ACT Tests
By Janet Lorin
October 4, 2014
(Published in print: Saturday, October 4, 2014)
Bloomberg News/Valley News

A new wave of colleges including Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University are scrapping standardized tests as an admissions requirement, saying there are better ways to evaluate applicants and expand diversity.

[“Expand diversity” = eliminated standards, where blacks, Hispanics, and other affirmative action groups are concerned.]

In the past two years, at least 20 U.S. schools including Brandeis University have signed on, telling applicants they no longer need to submit SAT or ACT scores. Students applying to college will find about one in five nonprofit schools that have dropped the proviso since Bowdoin College did so in 1969.

College admissions and testing are in flux. With changing demographics, schools will be competing for fewer [white] high school graduates and want to stand out to [inferior] prospective [black and Hispanic] students. The SAT, which has lost market share to ACT, is being redesigned for 2016, making a now-mandatory essay optional. Schools say going “test optional” will also benefit low-income and minority students who can’t afford test prep courses or to retake exams.

[First of all, “low-income and minority” is redundant. What it means is “minority and minority.” The black and Hispanic applicants these schools admit are middle and upper-middle-class. They do not admit poor whites, no matter how brilliant they are. They hate poor, working, and lower-middle class whites and have despicably discriminated against them for about as long as they have racially discriminated on behalf of mediocre and utterly incompetent black students. If you’re bright, there’s no need for test prep courses. You used to be able to get a sample old SAT for free from ETS, and I aced the GRE in 1983 at a prep cost of $10 for a huge, Barron’s GRE prep book, which now costs all of $10.71 at Amazon. ]

“This is a moment in time where we felt there’s growing questions in K-12 and beyond about the value of standardized testing,” said Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid at Wesleyan in Middletown, Connecticut, which cut the requirement in May.

[There are no such questions. Rather, there are test-bashers who hate the results that objective tests provide. See my book review, the General Patton of the Testing Wars.]

“We also see this as an access initiative. We’ve known for a long time the correlation between test scores and income.”

[What was that supposed to mean? Can someone help me here?]

A study released in February that found no significant difference in the grade-point average or graduation rates between applicants who did and didn’t submit test scores was another reason behind the school’s decision, Meislahn said. The study found non-submitters were more likely to be first-generation college enrollees. all [sic] categories of minority students, women, students with learning disabilities and recipients of Pell Grants, which are reserved for low-income students. [All but one (“first-generation college enrollees”) of the categories in question just happened to be members of the multicultural alliance. What a coincidence! And members of the alliance tended to do just as well as those who were not members of the alliance? Not bloody likely. The “study” sounds fraudulent.]

More schools are comfortable with dropping the requirement after hearing from fellow admissions officials that it improves diversity without undermining academic quality [Impossible! That’s like saying that 85=100.], said Bob Schaeffer, a spokesman for FairTest, a Boston-based nonprofit group critical of standardized testing. [I.e., leading test-bashers—Marxists who lie like Persian rugs about standardized testing.]

“It’s the most rapid growth of the test-optional movement that we can recall,” Schaeffer said.

High school transcripts are better at evaluating applicants than standardized test scores, because they give a four-year overview of a student’s ability to manage a rigorous curriculum, said Peaches Valdes, director of admissions at Bryn Mawr, near Philadelphia. [Nonsense. Standardized test scores are the most objective evaluation instrument, because everyone gets graded the same. A kid attending a third-rate black and/or Hispanic-dominated school could be a mediocrity, but get straight As, because of the school-wide lack of rigor. A straight-A average tells you that an applicant’s teachers thought she was one of the best of the bunch, but tells you nothing about the bunch. Standardized tests also prevent the sex-based grade discrimination that is also prevalent in white-dominated schools.]

The school said in July it was switching to a test-optional policy from “test flexible” — where students could submit a combination of scores, such as SAT subject tests.

Of about 1,800 four-year nonprofit colleges in the U.S., 22 percent, or about 400, didn’t require an entrance exam in 2013, compared with 18 percent a decade earlier, according to the College Board, the New York-based group that administers the SAT. Among that rank are Wake Forest University in Winston- Salem, North Carolina; Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts; and Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

ACT Inc., based in Iowa City, Iowa, had 1.85 million members of the high school class of 2014 take its entrance exam, up 2.6 percent from a year earlier. Wayne Camara, ACT’s senior vice president of research, questioned the motive of schools that drop the exam requirement.

“Research suggests that test-optional policies are not increasing diversity in schools beyond other institutions,” Camara said by telephone. Colleges that require the test “admit students with low test scores if they excel in other ways,” he said.

[“Other ways” is a con. It means they can’t cut it academically.]

Camara cited a study released in June of 180 liberal arts colleges by researchers at the University of Georgia, who found that test-optional policies as a whole “have done little to meet their manifest goals of expanding educational opportunity for low-income and minority students.”

[Translation: Their manifest goals of eliminating academic standards, where affirmative action groups are concerned.]

Some test-optional schools recommend submitting test scores for other uses such as consideration for merit scholarships and course placement, according to the nonprofit College Board, which hasn’t released its class of 2014 statistics yet. The previous year, 1.66 million students took the SAT.

“The predictive validity of college entrance exams like the SAT is an essential part of the admissions process for the vast majority of colleges and universities in this country,” Carly Lindauer, a College Board spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “We will continue to listen to our members, evolve our programs and work to expand access to opportunity for all students.”

Last month, Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, made the switch, while Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, recommended it in a strategic plan. A final decision is expected in January, said Macalester President Brian Rosenberg.
Philadelphia-based Temple and Beloit College in Wisconsin both will become test optional with the class entering in fall 2015.

For applicants who don’t submit scores, Temple requires they provide short answers to four online questions to show qualities of “grit” such as self-awareness and coping mechanisms, said William Black, senior vice provost of enrollment management. The school announced its decision in July.

[“Grit” is the edschool fad du jour. It is supposed to substitute for intelligence, but a hard-working dunce is still a dunce.]

Beloit wants to see examples of students responding to life circumstances, including their ability to adapt and reach goals, said Robert Mirabile, vice president for enrollment at the college, which disclosed its decision in August.

“You might see it in an essay, you might see it in a recommendation, a pattern of grades in a transcript or through other means,” Mirabile said. “Many times, it’s the students who encounter a challenge of failure early on who wind up the most motivated or successful.”

Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio, said its move away from entrance exams will help it appeal to more students, said Alisha Couch, director of admission. [An institution of higher learning isn’t supposed to “appeal to more students.” It’s not selling hamburgers. Or is it?] The school tried out a new policy last year, letting high school juniors with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point-average skip the test requirement. It lowered the minimum GPA this year to 3.0 to be more in-line with competitors, she said.

“I don’t want to say it’s market driven, but it kind of is,” Couch said. “Anything you can do to be more attractive to high-achieving students is a good thing.” [This is Orwellian. How would destroying standards maker a school “more attractive to high-achieving students”?]

Most U.S. colleges -- including the eight members of the Ivy League -- require SAT or ACT test scores. In May, Harvard University’s undergraduate college dropped a requirement that applicants additionally submit two SAT subject tests.

Brandeis in Waltham, Massachusetts, is in the second year of a two-year pilot program, said Andrew Flagel, senior vice president for students and enrollment.

U.S. applicants can submit results of three exams that assess subjects including English or math, such as an AP test, or a graded analytical paper along with a teacher evaluation.

While applications to Brandeis increased by almost 6 percent last year, the policy wasn’t widely marketed, Flagel said. In the current freshman class, about 10 percent of the 860 enrollees didn’t submit an SAT or ACT score, he said.

He said a common misperception about test-optional policies is that schools become easier to get into. [That’s not a “misperception” at all!]

“The reality is that they’re often even more competitive” because admissions offices are looking more deeply at other criteria, such as academic record, Flagel said.

[Less competitive = “more competitive.”]

Disillusioned Hollywood Sign Moves Back to Small Iowa Farm Town (Photo)

 



The General Patton of the Testing Wars

Kill the Messenger: The War on Standardized Testing
By Richard Phelps
Transaction Publishers (Livingston, N.J.: 2003)
331 pp./$23.99

Reviewed by Nicholas Stix
March 10, 2004

A week doesn’t go by, without a mainstream media story on the “horrors” of standardized testing, in which reporters tell of widespread testing error, of how testing is causing students to drop out of school, or of how testing is causing an epidemic of cheating.

The story behind the stories is that the relative prevalence of testing error is infinitesimal, that columnists stressing the dropout factor are mindlessly repeating a myth invented by radical Boston College teacher education professor Walter Haney, and that cheating is more easily prevented on standardized tests than with their alternatives.

For years, the American public has been force-fed a diet of test-bashing by the establishment media, the teachers’ unions, professors of teacher education and well-financed anti-testing organizations, in which test-bashers have twisted existing data, ignored contrary data, and fabricated data outright. So reports Richard Phelps in his brilliant, new book, Kill the Messenger: The War on Standardized Testing.

As Phelps tells it, Kill the Messenger “is as much about censorship and professional arrogance as it is about testing.” The author contends that the teachers and administrators who control the public education monopoly, and the teacher education professors who monopolize teacher credentialing, oppose standardized testing in order to shield themselves from public scrutiny and accountability. “…it is disturbing, because school administrators and education professors represent a group of public servants who should serve as models to our children. We pay them high salaries and give them very secure jobs. Then, we give them our children. Is just a little bit of external, objective evaluation of what they do with our money and our children really asking so much.”

Influential test-bashers include Walter Haney, Linda McNeil of Rice University, Harvard’s Howard Gardner, University of California president Richard Atkinson, writers Alfie Kohn and Nicholas Lemann, the privately funded organization, Fair Test, and the taxpayer-funded organizations, CRESST at UCLA, and Boston College’s CSTEEP. (CRESST stands for “National Center for Research on Evaluations, Standards, and Student Testing”; CSTEEP stands for “the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy.”)

Phelps argues persuasively that objective, external, standardized, high-stakes testing is the best measure we have of how much students have learned, and how well teachers, curricula, and textbooks have done their respective jobs. The tests give us a tremendous amount of information on children’s academic strengths and weaknesses, so that we may help them improve. “Objective” is in contrast to classroom grades, which are increasingly subjective, politicized, and inflated. “External” means that school officials with a stake in the results do not control examination grading. “Standardized” means that a test “is given in identical form and at the same time to students in more than one school, and all the results are marked in the same way.” And “high stakes” means that test scores have consequences, so that the test serves as a powerful motivational tool. Alternatives such as classroom grades and “portfolios” of work lack the advantages of standardized testing, while being much more vulnerable to manipulation and cheating.

Phelps sets out test-bashers’ strategies and tactics; presents case studies of campaigns against the SAT, the Texas teachers’ literacy test, and the 2000 October Surprise attack on the “Texas Miracle” of educational progress under then-Gov. George W. Bush; media coverage; the “benefits of testing”; legitimate concerns about testing; and “alternatives to standardized testing.” Two appended glossaries translate test-bashers’ Orwellian jargon, and explain testing terms. Richard Phelps drives through the armies of test-bashers like Patton’s Third Army cutting through France in the summer of ‘44. He catalogues and refutes the misrepresentations they have spread.

For instance, test-bashers have for years insisted that American students are tested more than students in any other country, and that high-stakes, standardized testing causes dropout rates to increase, and educators to “teach to the test.” And liberal reporters eat this stuff up!

Phelps scolds the test-bashers for being too lazy to make a couple of calls abroad, to determine that their assumption is false. “Virtually every other industrialized country in the world tests its students more, and with greater consequences riding on the results, than we do.” He shows how education professor Walter Haney inflates dropout figures by stealthily employing a highly irregular definition, whereby he counts anyone who fails to graduate on time with his age group as a “dropout,” and then leaps to the baseless conclusion that the fictional dropouts were caused by standardized testing. Noting that it would be irresponsible not to teach to the test, Phelps responds to that charge, “So, they should instead teach material that the test will not cover? They should ‘teach away from the test’?”

Kill the Messenger could have been called Coloring Education News, since it does for education reporting what William McGowan’s Coloring the News did for journalism in general. Phelps’ analyses of media bias, including statistical breakdowns showing how the media let test-bashers dominate the testing debate, provide a model for media criticism. He also reports on the undisguised hostility some reporters and producers show scholars who fail to tow the party line. (Full disclosure: Phelps praises my education reporting.)

Phelps suggests that the most insidious test-bashers of all are those who claim to support testing ... just not any existing test. For such people, “more research” is always required. “Given all the variety and all the experience, anyone who cannot be satisfied by any current testing program can never be satisfied with any testing program.”

Ultimately, Phelps writes, “Most of the attacks on student testing, indeed, are attacks on measurement ... of any kind ... or, more specifically, any measurement made by groups ‘external’ to the group being measured.” Phelps cautions the reader, however, that any test is only as good as the curriculum and instructional theory it is tied to.

Written largely in a conversational style, notwithstanding its staggering scholarship, Kill the Messenger casts much needed light on a public policy issue that affects us all, but which those holding the public’s trust have kept shrouded in darkness. As Phelps argues, “the debate on testing ... is part of a war for the control of our country’s schools ... The booty is our children’s futures. The stakes are enormous.”

Understanding the Economic Effects of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

By Nicholas Stix

At the Brookings Institution.

“Empty Chairs, for an Empty Suit!” Democrats Walk Out in Droves on “Obama,” as He Speaks on Behalf of Brother Democrat in Maryland

 

 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Drudge.
 

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early
By Jeff Mason
UPPER MARLBORO Md.
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:22 p.m. EDT
93 Comments

 

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (R) at a High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 19, 2014 (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
 

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.

Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because of his sagging popularity.

Not so Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown of Maryland, who is running for governor, and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois, who is running for re-election. Obama plans to appear at an event for Quinn later in the evening.

"You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.
Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

"There are no excuses. The future is up to us," Obama said.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.

Obama's help, or lack thereof, may not matter much to Brown, who is 11 points ahead of Republican opponent Larry Hogan, according to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics.

Quinn's race is tighter. He is ahead of Republican opponent Bruce Rauner by 1.8 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

Obama is scheduled to spend the night at his Chicago home after the campaign event for Quinn.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Zombie Apocalypse: When Ferguson Meets Ebola (Matt Bracken)

 

 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

When Ferguson Meets Ebola
By Matt Bracken

For understanding why our official medicos and politicos are mishandling the Ebola threat so badly, read The Plague by Camus again, and reflect that it was based on ancient human impulses that never change. Look at the 1918-19 flu for some other lessons. Millions died. Very big mistakes were made and important lessons learned, most of them forgotten.

The “good news” in this mess is that the cities that get hit first and worst by Ebola will provide lessons for the rest of us. I think we will learn the hard way to segregate standard hospitals from fever/Ebola treatment centers. Admitting a flood of Ebola patients is a sure way to nuke a hospital as effectively as a bio-weapon WMD attack over time. The hospital will be contaminated and much of the staff dead, of the ones who didn’t run away early.

Eventually we’ll see newly-created fever camps become the only refuge available to anybody showing flu symptoms. Hospitals will turn them away, maybe with police assistance and the offer of a handy bus driven by a fellow in a haz-mat suit to take them to their new/last home. What’s behind Door Number Two? Don’t worry, you’ll find out later. Maybe you only have the still-spreading Enterovirus D-68, AKA the Guatemalan Flu. You won’t know for sure until your eyeballs are bleeding. Unless maybe you caught the big-E from the guy vomiting on the next cot over. Maybe you just had a nasty cold when they brought you in last week.

And this begs the question, what happens when 1 or 2% of a city have died: who will go to work? People will self-quarantine at home and the economy will crash. And what about the police, fire fighters, EMTs, and hospital crews? What about the crews down at your local power plant, or food distribution center? Think they will all become Mother Teresas, martyring alongside the lepers for the greater good? Think they will not stay home?

But even in the resulting economic crash, unfairness will be ferreted out. Is it fair that some people have prepared, and have several months-worth of food on hand? Is that fair, when the supermarkets were all looted in the general panic, and there have been no more food deliveries, and the EBT system is not functioning? Is it fair that some, who have prepared, will be able to simply ride out the Ebola pandemic to boot?

So the already latently violent among the starving will be very motivated to come out and play. Starving goblins, millions of them. What about the goblins who may think they have already contracted Ebola, and have a week until they die? Or if they believe they will certainly contract the deadly virus soon? And what if they firmly believe by then that Ebola was a CIA/Mossad plot to wipe out Africans and people of African ancestry?

Many American blacks are already angry. What happens to that anger when the epidemic strikes them? What happens when Ebola comes to Ferguson, USA, across most of the fifty states? Already brainwashed to a near fever-pitch of racial anger by professional agitators, it is my fear that after the plague hits they will then become super-beyond-belief pissed, and eager to share their case of Ebola with any white overlords and oppressors who come in range as their final act.

If you thought you were going to die in a week, most painfully and horribly, and you already had a giant hate-on for whitey, what might you do as some of your very final acts upon this earth? What will flash mobs of people that angry do? For just one example, home invasions in search of food and perceived retribution, will explode.

Talk about your perfect social storms?

No, worse.

Talk about your zombie apocalypse.

I’ll say it again:

Alas, Brave New Babylon.
 
Also by Matt Bracken:

When the Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode in Violence
 

Alas, Brave New Babylon.
 

Enemies Foreign and Domestic
 

Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista
 

Foreign Enemies and Traitors
 

The Bracken Anthology

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014: Table of Contents

 

Ebola, the First World, the Third World, and Beyond: My New VDARE Report is Up!

Is Pope Francis an Atheist, or Just Plain Evil?

Thomas E. Woods Jr.: Why You've Never Heard of the Great Depression of 1920

Minneapolis (Red) Star-Tribune Gets Caught Covering Up Black American Non-Muslim vs. Black Somali Muslim School Riots, by Blaming White Boogie Man (“Racism”)!

Clarence Page: Obama is Perfect but, Alas, Ordinary Americans are Not

Women, Immigration, and Electoral Politics

Hannah Graham Alert! Police Find Tall, Unburied Human Skeleton in Albemarle County, VA: They Believe It is Graham!

Official Statement by Hospital That Treated Ebola Man, Thomas Eric Duncan

Meet Rose Douthat: “Conservative” New York Times Columnist, Heretofore Known as Ross Douthat, Has Had a Sex-Change Operation, and Now Supports Feminist Campus Rape Hoax

Obama Intensifies B.S. Campaign, Promising to Attack Ebola in a “Much More Aggressive Way,” While Wasting More White Taxpayer Money, and Doing Nothing to Protect Public Health in America

Barack “Mengele” Obama—is He Using Ebola Pandemic as a Pretext to Murder Predominantly White, Elite 101st Airborne? He is Deliberately Sending Them in with Inadequate Protective Gear

Ferguson: Media Stick to Racist Narrative, the Facts be Damned (Heather Mac Donald)

Black American Doctor Who Has Helped Liberians Since 1980s Reports What No White Doctor Dares to Say: They Don’t Believe in Germs!

Read my new VDARE report:

On Being Culturally and Biologically Enriched by West Africa’s Ebola Zone


Black American Doctor Who Has Helped Liberians Since 1980s Reports What No White Doctor Dares to Say: They Don’t Believe in Germs!

 

Dr. Frank Glover
 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Ferguson: Media Stick to Racist Narrative, the Facts be Damned (Heather Mac Donald)

 

Photo by velo_city
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Federale.
 

Ferguson’s Unasked Questions
In the Missouri city and elsewhere, the media clings to predetermined conclusions.
By Heather Mac Donald
6 October 2014
City Journal

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old named Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, this August triggered weeks of riots and looting, as well as nonstop media coverage. The press quickly developed a formula for reporting on the “unrest,” as the media still call such violence: select some aspect of Ferguson’s political or civic culture; declare that feature racist, by virtue of its being associated with Ferguson; disregard alternative explanations for the phenomenon; blame riots on it. Bonus move: generalize to other cities with similar “problems.”

Some examples: Ferguson’s population is two-thirds black, but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor. Conclusion: this racial composition must be the product of racism. Never mind that blacks barely turn out to vote and field practically no candidates. Never mind that the mayor ran for a second term unopposed. Is there a record of Ferguson’s supposed white power structure suppressing the black vote? None has been alleged. Did the rioters even know who their mayor and city council representatives were? The press didn’t bother to ask. But this “problem” is disturbingly widespread, in the media’s eyes: MOSTLY BLACK CITIES, MOSTLY WHITE CITY HALLS, announced a New York Times front-page story on September 29, complete with a sophisticated scatter-graph visual aid.

Example: Ferguson issues fines for traffic violations; 20 percent of its municipal budget comes from such receipts. If people with outstanding fines or summons don’t appear in court, a warrant for their arrest is issued. Conclusion: this is a racist system. The city is deliberately financing its operations on the backs of the black poor. The only reason that blacks are subject to fines and warrants, according to the media, is that they are being hounded by a racist police force. “A mostly white police force has targeted blacks for a disproportionate number of stops and searches,” declared Time on September 1. What is the evidence for such “targeting?” Time provides none. Might blacks be getting traffic fines for the same reason that whites get traffic fines—because they broke the law? The possibility is never contemplated. The most frequently summonsed traffic offense is driving without insurance, according to the New York Times’s “exposé” of Ferguson’s traffic-fine system. Perhaps the Times’s editors would be blasé about being hit by an uninsured driver, but most drivers would be grateful that the insurance requirement is being enforced. Might poor blacks have a higher rate of driving without insurance than other drivers? Not relevant to know, apparently.

The next highest categories of driving infraction are blasting loud music out your car and driving with tinted windows. Attend police-community meetings in poor areas and you will regularly hear complaints about cars with deafening sound systems. Should the police ignore such complaints? Are they ignoring similar complaints in white areas because they want to give whites a pass? Do Ferguson’s white and black drivers blast loud music from their cars at the same rate? We never learn. Tinted windows pose a possibly lethal threat to the police during traffic stops, since they prevent officers from assessing the situation inside the car before approaching. Ignoring this infraction puts officers’ lives at risk. Should the police nevertheless do so? Such is the implication, if doing so would mean fewer fines for black motorists. The New York Times quotes a victim of the racist Ferguson traffic-enforcement system, who was fined for driving without a license. Why was his license suspended—was he driving drunk? Did he hit someone? We will never know. What is the crime rate in the black areas of Ferguson? Also something that the mainstream press is not interested in finding out.

But the most ubiquitous “Ferguson is racist” meme was the most familiar: the police force is too white. Four of Ferguson’s 53 officers are black. This imbalance must be the result of racism and must itself cause racist enforcement activity. How many qualified black applicants to the force applied and were rejected? Not an interesting question, apparently.

The “too-white police force” meme, which the New York Times generalized into another front-page article (MOSTLY WHITE FORCES IN MOSTLY BLACK TOWNS, September 10), complete with another impressive set of graphs, is of particular interest in light of the federal government’s current investigation of New York City’s sprawling Rikers Island jail complex. In August, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued a report denouncing the “deep-seated culture of violence” among Rikers corrections officers towards adolescent inmates. He accused guards of handcuffing juvenile inmates to gurneys and beating them. Rikers has been bedeviled by such claims of officer abuse of inmates for years. The resulting problem for the “abusive white cops” meme is that the Rikers’ officer force is about two-thirds black. (New York’s population is 23 percent black; no one has complained about the racial imbalance among Rikers guards.) This August, the Detroit Police Department emerged from 11 years of federal oversight for alleged abuse of civilians, including a pattern of unjustified shootings. The Detroit force, too, is about two-thirds black. The U.S. Justice Department opened an investigation of the New Orleans Police Department in 2010 for a pattern of civil rights violations; in 2012, the Justice Department imposed on the New Orleans PD the most expansive consent decree in the nation to try to rein in the alleged unconstitutional behavior of its officers, the majority of whom are black.

Now perhaps these civil rights allegations against these majority black forces are trumped up. But if so, perhaps similar allegations against majority white forces are, too. Or maybe the race of officers has little to do with whether they can police fairly.

The facts in the Ferguson shooting remain unknown. A videotape captured the 300-pound Brown committing a strong-arm robbery minutes before his encounter with the police. Brown’s supporters claim that officers stopped him for walking in the middle of the street and then shot him in cold blood, either in his back or when his hands were up. The Ferguson police department has not released the officer’s account of the shooting, but the officer’s supporters allege that Brown had fought viciously with him while resisting arrest. A grand jury is under enormous pressure to charge Officer Darren Wilson with murder for shooting Brown, with the usual threats of even more vicious riots to come should the grand jury fail to deliver an indictment. Officers have been shot at in and around Ferguson, violence which the authorities hastily discounted as related to the ongoing protests; death threats against officers have been made. Whether or not an uncontested account of the incident will ever emerge, it is certain that the media spin on Ferguson itself has been driven by facile and ultimately dangerous preconceptions.