Celebrate Diversity: Pt, 11,291,288

This seems to be a weekly event:

The man accused of killing two Good Samaritans who tried to help him on a Montana roadside was encountered by immigration authorities earlier this year after a burglary arrest, but was unable to be deported because he had already gotten legal status, federal authorities said this week…

Jesus Yeizon Deniz Mendoza, an 18-year-old Mexican man, has been charged with the killing of Jason and Tana Shane, who saw him stopped on the side of the road Wednesday and tried to help him. When they showed up on the scene with their daughter, Mr. Deniz pointed a gun at them and demanded money, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the federal court case.

They Shanes said they didn’t have any money and Mr. Deniz started to walk away, but then changed his mind and shot the father, then the mother and then the daughter, who was by this time running away. She managed to escape, though not before being shot in the back, the FBI affidavit said.

Mr. Deniz is Mexican, and the Obama administration deems him a legal permanent resident who entered the country legally on May 31, 2013 — though they didn’t say how he earned that status initially.

Indeed, just a month ago Mr. Deniz was arrested by police in Worland, Wyo., on burglary charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were informed, but they couldn’t do anything because he was a permanent resident, and his crime didn’t rise the level of being kicked out of the country.

Mexico is a caste society, with white-skinned, Castilians the ruling class. (Notice the skin color of every Mexican Presidente.)

The Indians of Mexico, the ones with violent Aztec blood running through their veins, are the high-fertility, highly illiterate Mestizos who invariably jump fences to get to the U.S.

Notice Jesus’s mestizo features, like an extra from Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Imagine this being the last face you see before you and your family are made into road kill with a .22 calibre rifle.

Jesus Yeizon Deniz Mendoza, a Dreamer being badly needed vibrant diversity.

Jesus Yeizon Deniz Mendoza, a Dreamer bringin badly needed vibrant diversity.

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Calexico: The Future of the U.S.

The more that American cities and towns become Mexican-dominant, the more those American cities and towns will resemble Mexico.

Mexicans have very different ideas of what ‘government’ is and does, and what ‘la policia’ is and does.

The appropriately named CA town of Calexico is 96.8% hispanic and borders Mexico.

The LA Times, surprisingly, has a good piece titled “In Calexico, Former LAPD Official Finds a Police Department in Turmoil” (hat tip: AmRen).

The piece starts off like a Dashiell Hammett novel:

Sitting hard up against a towering rusted fence that separates the United States from Mexico, this city is for most a dreary gantlet of fast-food restaurants and gas stations on the way to one of Calexico’s two official border crossings.

Calexico wasn’t a place that Mike Bostic had ever visited. In fact, the former high-ranking Los Angeles police official thought it was in Mexico until he got a call from its new city manager in September.

The call led to a secret meeting in a San Diego hotel room. There, the city manager, Richard Warne, told Bostic that a group of veteran cops was running the department like a fiefdom, taking home big overtime checks while very little police work was getting done.

Calexico needed a new police chief, Warne said. And he wanted Bostic for the job…

One afternoon in October, while Bostic waited in his car outside, Warne summoned the city’s chief into his office and promptly fired him. He then fetched Bostic, walked him into the town’s one police station and introduced him to a stunned group of officers.

Warne and Bostic, it should be added, are white guys.

So, what is going on in Calexico?

It was, Bostic said, a department that essentially had ceased to function. Dispatch records showed each of the about two dozen officers on the force had responded, on average, to only five radio calls for help in a month. Many officers, Bostic said, were months behind on writing crime reports.

Even the fact that Calexico’s crime rate appeared to be half that of a nearby city was not cause for encouragement. To Bostic, it was proof many residents had simply given up looking to the police for help and reporting crimes — a sentiment he said he heard repeatedly at town hall-style meetings.

“The community has been afraid even to call for too long,” said Eddie Guzman, 61, a mortgage broker who has lived in Calexico for more than 50 years. “I’m hoping that things will change under him. We need someone from the outside to come in and clean this place up.”

IOW, the police were acting like… well… like la policia in Mexico. Translation: massive abuse (if not outright corruption), of which I’m sure the LAT is only hitting the tip of the iceberg of.

Guzman, like several other residents and city officials, chalked up the trouble in the Police Department–as well as the city government–to “the compadre system,” a set of unwritten but deeply ingrained rules that they say form the underpinnings for civic life in Calexico. Under the compadre system, they say, favors are traded like currency and personal relationships often trump the rule of law.

“The city has a long history of favoritism, cronyism and corruption among city officials,” Warne charged, noting he is the 26th city manager to be hired in the last 35 years. “The hiring of friends, relatives and mistresses has been a common practice–people who were clearly unqualified for their jobs. Goods and services are purchased based on personal connections without any consideration of quality…

The problems, Bostic said, stemmed from half a dozen or so officers, who also held sway in the police officers union. Bostic said they effectively ran the department, threatening other officers with misconduct investigations if they got out of line and running the department’s $450,000 annual budget for overtime to nearly $1.5 million.

Now, about that tip of the iceberg:

Soon after he took over in Calexico, Bostic said he contacted the FBI, relaying concerns he had about some of his officers. Then, on a morning in late October, dozens of agents descended on the police station, seizing computer hard drives and documents.

FBI officials acknowledged the ongoing investigation but declined to comment on its scope or focus. Bostic, for his part, has refused to elaborate on the probe…

There’s no mention of ethnic breakdown of the police force, but regarding 3 officers Bostic fired:

Three police officers whom Bostic fired, leaders in the union representing the city’s cops, object to his portrayal of a badly broken department. Instead, they argue, Bostic and Warne are part of a campaign by some City Council members to dismantle the union, which is a force in local politics

The LAT piece has this accompanying photo, which sheds light on the ethnicity thing.

Former Patrol Sgt. Francisco Uriarte (fired after 14 1/2 years); Investigations Sgt. German Duran (fired after 24 years); Luis Casillas, police union president (also fired); Brenda Godinez, local resident and union supporter.

Former Patrol Sgt. Francisco Uriarte (fired after 14 1/2 years); Investigations Sgt. German Duran (fired after 24 years); Luis Casillas, police union president (also fired); Brenda Godinez, local resident and union supporter.

Notice the language used in the signs.

But, wait, isn’t the idea of Mexican police being corrupt a stereotype?

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Songs in the Ether

Where’s a time machine when you need one? I shudder to think what gems are gone, perhaps their reverberations still ringing away somewhere out there in the cosmos. From NME:

LennonMcCartneyPaul McCartney has claimed that “dozens” of potential Beatles songs were lost as he and John Lennon would frequently forget their work before getting the opportunity to record it.

The bassist was talking to The Evening Standard about how new recording devices have fundamentally changed the songwriting process, revealing that songs he co-wrote with Lennon in the 1960s were often forgotten the morning after.

“Things have changed quite a bit,” said Sir Paul. “You’ve got recording devices now which change the songwriting process. For instance, John and I didn’t have them when we first started writing, we would write a song and just have to remember it.

“And there was always the risk that we’d just forget it. If the next morning you couldn’t remember it – it was gone. In actual fact you had to write songs that were memorable, because you had to remember them or they were lost! There must have been dozens lost this way.

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On Cuckservatives

The ‘cuckservative’ meme is really taking off.

In WaPo, David Weigel has a surprisingly balanced article on it.

A Breitbart writer (whose name is too long for me to type) has a good timeline on the term.

In VDARE, Alexander Hart discusses it.

Kevin MacDonald writes about it here.

In AmRen, Jared Taylor has just penned ‘An Open Letter to Cuckservatives‘, the best thing I’ve yet read on the subject.

Also in AmRen, Gregory Hood also chimes in.

TNR frets aplenty, seeing ‘white supremacists’ behind it, as do RINO/cuckservatives like Erick Erickson.

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A Dream Undone

In case you were wondering…

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The shredded American flag is a nice touch. Do they teach that sort of thing at the Columbia School of Journalism?

The title of the NYT piece, I should add, is “A Dream Undone“.

I wonder what the political slant on the subject might be here?

Keep in mind, this is being presented as news, not as an editorial.

Oh, and this is the first of what will be an extended series called “Disenfranchised”. A sidenote to the piece reads: “This article is the first in a series examining the ongoing effort to roll back the protections of the Voting Rights Act.”

Wow.

The NYT piece, written by Jim Rutenberg (ahem), first heralds the glory days that lasted right up to 2008:

In the decades that followed, Frye and hundreds of other new black legislators built on the promise of the Voting Rights Act, not just easing access to the ballot but finding ways to actively encourage voting, with new state laws allowing people to register at the Department of Motor Vehicles and public-assistance offices; to register and vote on the same day; to have ballots count even when filed in the wrong precinct; to vote by mail; and, perhaps most significant, to vote weeks before Election Day. All of those advances were protected by the Voting Rights Act, and they helped black registration increase steadily. In 2008, for the first time, black turnout was nearly equal to white turnout, and Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president.

Cue the dramatic music, however, as Rutenberg then turns to the evil GOP forces of today:

Since then, however, the legal trend has abruptly reversed. In 2010, Republicans flipped control of 11 state legislatures and, raising the specter of voter fraud, began undoing much of the work of Frye and subsequent generations of state legislators. They rolled back early voting, eliminated same-day registration, disqualified ballots filed outside home precincts and created new demands for photo ID at polling places. In 2013, the Supreme Court, in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, directly countermanded the Section 5 authority of the Justice Department to dispute any of these changes in the states Section 5 covered. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, declared that the Voting Rights Act had done its job, and it was time to move on.

There’s no discussion in Rutenberg’s piece on whether the ‘specter’ of voter fraud is, in fact, a genuine empirical phenomenon, other than to say no evidence exists. Short of objective discussion of this non-trivial matter, GOP efforts for ‘Voter ID’ laws are without context and are bizarrely construed as attempts to ‘inhibit’ blacks from voting.

In NRO, Roger Clegg retorts:

Actually, the most important requirement of the Voting Rights Act has always been its prohibition of denying anyone the right to vote because of race, and in recent years there has never been any significant movement — Republican or otherwise — to the contrary. Republicans were instrumental in passing the original act (voting for it, as I recall, in higher proportions in both houses of Congress than did Democrats).

Subsequent disputes over the act have involved only the use of the “disparate impact” approach to its enforcement, and whether one section of the act — involving “preclearance” of state and local voting changes by the federal government — is any longer justified. There’s nothing sinister in the conservative positions here. The race-based decision-making encouraged by the former is bad for any number of reasons, and actually encourages the racial segregation of voting districts, which is quite at odds with the ideals of the civil-rights movement. As to the latter, the Supreme Court was quite right to rule two years ago that, indeed, the preclearance formula of Section 5 can no longer be justified

From a previous Clegg column:

Section 5 was an extraordinary provision. It said that nine entire states and parts of seven others could not make any change — no matter how small — in any voting practice or procedure without getting advance permission from the federal government. The federal government had to be convinced ahead of time that the change had no discriminatory “purpose” or “effect.” It basically put the burden of proof on a state or local government to establish its innocence — not only of disparate treatment, but also of anything with a disproportionate racial impact.

Heritage has a good series of bullet points on the matter.

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Today’s Blotter

A 44-year-old man, who once threatened to behead his own daughter, traveled to Turkey on two occasions with the intention of joining ISIS.

Where does the man live, you ask?

Syria? Nope.

Iraq? Nope.

Yemen? Nope.

He lives in New York… and is representative of what is now becoming a weekly event here in the U.S.

Lackawanna resident Arafat M. Nagi could face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for and attempting to provide the terrorist group material support and resources

“Unfortunately this is yet another occasion when the worldwide fight against international terrorism has returned to Western New York,” U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said during a press conference on Wednesday…

Nagi allegedly first tried making contact with ISIS when he travelled to Turkey in October 2012. He returned to the U.S. after just one day, however, due to a gallbladder infection.

His next trip, in August 2014, lasted nearly two months, according to the DOJ. Before the trip, Nagi purchased numerous military combat items, including body armor, a Shahada Flag, combat boots, a hunting knife, machete and night vision goggles. He stayed for 10 days in Instanbul before making his way to Yemen.

Celebrate diversity!

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Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Jim Holt discusses the new documentary, Best of Enemies, which is about the infamous William F. Buckley – Gore Vidal debates on ABC in ’68. These debates culminated in a steel cage match between the two men, which I previously discussed here. Holt writes:

Vidal and Buckley were both patrician in manner, glamorous in aura, irregularly handsome, self-besottedly narcissistic, ornate in vocabulary, casually erudite, irrepressibly witty, highly telegenic, and by all accounts great fun to be around… Each spoke in a theatrical accent of his own invention: They did not merely have opinions, they pronounced them…

How equally pitted were they? Well, Buckley was “the great debater of his time,” and Vidal was “the great talker of his time” — so observes Sam Tanenhaus, a former New York Times editor long at work on a biography of Buckley. And there was a sort of perverse Freudian reciprocity between Vidal and Buckley that heightened their mutual wariness. As Tanenhaus puts it, “Each one saw in the other a kind of exaggerated image of his own anxious version of himself.”…

The back-and-forth innuendo continued through the debates, with Buckley referring to Vidal as “feline” and his political analysis as “neurotic” and “diseased,” and Vidal calling Buckley “the Marie Antoinette of the right wing.”

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Jon Stewart: Hypocrite & Latent Racist

Over in Politico is a piece titled “Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits“, the byline of which reads: “Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate ‘Daily Show’ comic.”

Creepy.

“You’re doing theater when you should be doing debate!”, Stewart once scolded the hosts of CNN’s Crossfire.

What are we to make of a Comedy Central host’s repeated visits to the Oval Office, and a President who affords an inordinate amount of time with this host both on- and off-camera, if not in theatrical terms?

And it seems the Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz is himself not immune to the P.C. circular firing squad he’s aided and abetted the past 16 years. (“Jon Stewart Told Wyatt Cenac to ‘F*ck Off’ When He Was Challenged About Race“):

Cenac, who was a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show for over four years, spoke with Marc Maron on his “WTF” podcast about what it was like working with Stewart. Maron asked, “And you got along with Jon?” “Naw,” replied Cenac. While Cenac initially wanted to see Stewart as a father figure, he didn’t get that. What he remembers instead is a moment when Stewart screamed at him in front of the entire staff. “There had, in my experience, never been an explosion like that,” he said.

This happened back in the summer of 2011, when Stewart was roundly pillorying the 2012 presidential hopefuls, including one Herman Cain. He made fun of Cain by doing a “voice.” At the time Cenac was on a field assignment, and watched the bit from home. “I don’t think this is from a malicious place, but I think this is from a naïve, ignorant place,” he remembered thinking. “Oh no, you just did this and you didn’t think about it. It was just the voice that came into your head. And so it bugged me.”

Cenac, who was the only black writer there at the time, voiced his concerns during the writer’s meeting. “I’ve got to be honest, and I just spoke from my place,” said Cenac. “I wasn’t here when it all happened. I was in a hotel. And I cringed a little bit. It bothered me.” He wanted them to drop the bit and said that it reminded him of Kingfish, a character Tim Moore played on Amos ‘n’ Andy. He remembers:

[Stewart] got incredibly defensive. I remember he was like, What are you trying to say? There’s a tone in your voice. I was like, “There’s no tone. It bothered me. It sounded like Kingfish.” And then he got upset. And he stood up and he was just like, “Fuck off. I’m done with you.” And he just started screaming that to me. And he screamed it a few times. “Fuck off! I’m done with you.” And he stormed out. And I didn’t know if I had been fired.

Wow.

By his own liberal standards, we can only conclude that Leibowitz is himself a racist.

Here’s a picture of Leibowitz with his winning, but not-so-diverse, writing staff at a past Emmy event:

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100 Greatest American Films Of All Time – BBC Culture (2015)

From the BBC:

In recognition of the astounding influence of the US on what remains the most popular art-form worldwide, BBC Culture has polled 62 international film critics to determine the 100 greatest American films of all time… Some of the critics we invited to participate are film reviewers at newspapers or magazines, others are broadcasters and some write books…

Each critic who participated submitted a list of 10 films, with their pick for the greatest film receiving 10 points and their number 10 pick receiving one point. The points were added up to produce the final list. Critics were encouraged to submit lists of the 10 films they feel, on an emotional level, are the greatest in American cinema – not necessarily the most important, just the best.

1) Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
2) The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
3) Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
4) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
5) The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
6) Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927)
7) Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
8) Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
9) Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
10) The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

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NYT: Motivations

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How’s that for a headline.

Still no word, however, from the NYT on whether Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Muslim immigrant who murdered 5 military enlistees at a Chatanooga recruitment center, “liked ISIS and hated non-Muslims.”

The motives for that murder spree are still a ‘mystery’.

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