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From Bloomberg:

Judge Asks If ‘America First’ Is Code for Racial Hostility

By Kartikay Mehrotra
September 25, 2018, 3:27 PM PDT

The same day President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations in New York about “America First,” a federal judge in San Francisco wondered aloud whether the slogan was being used by the president’s lieutenants to camouflage discriminatory immigration policies.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen heard arguments for more than two hours over whether he should block the Trump administration from overturning portions of a George H.W. Bush-era humanitarian policy that offers U.S. residency to nationals from countries in perilous conditions. At stake are protections for about 300,000 people from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Sudan who could be deported en masse if those countries’ Temporary Protected Status is scrapped by the Department of Homeland Security.

While Chen didn’t make a decision at the end of the hearing, he did flag a memo written by former DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke. In it, she posited that TPS “must end for these countries soon” in order for U.S. immigration policy to be compliant with Trump’s “America first” agenda.

Chen asked a Justice Department attorney at the hearing if the phrase was code for Trump’s racial animus, referring to a January Twitter rant in which the president dubbed the African continent and Haiti “shithole countries.”

“The inference plaintiffs make is that this is code for ending immigration status for those who are non-white. What do you make of that?” Chen asked.

Also, it would be a crime against humanity to send immigrants back to a nonwhite country. The only solution for the racial hatred of white Americans, those evil bastards, is to let in lots more of Judge Chen’s relatives.

 
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  1. MBlanc46 says:

    “[D]eported en masse”. I like the sound of that.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  2. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Any thoughts on the latest revelations about Christine Blasey-Ford:

    http://www.shadolsonshow.com/2018/09/20/bombshell-blasey-fords-hs-yearbooks-brag-of-drunken-promiscuity-54-sex-partners-before-college/

    As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s rape accuser today finally reaches terms for an invited offer for Senate testimony Thursday, (after initially refusing a Monday testimony deadline, saying through her attorney that a Monday timeframe set by Republicans was quote, “arbitrary,”) the inevitable levy break of background information allegedly reveals Christine Blasey-Ford as a prolific high school party girl who is alleged to have bragged to a friend of having 54 sexual partners prior to college…

    One friend, (identified briefly on social media) alleges Blasey-Ford (Holton Arms, Class of 1984) suffered no memory loss whatsoever in describing and bragging about her sexual conquests and paramours, identifying 54 sexual partners between her junior year of high school and enrollment in college. The social media post (below) claims Blasey-Ford previously allegedly admitted to being an alcoholic in high school and regretted, “being so easy,” in high school. She is alleged to have told the best friend that she had 54 sexual partners between 11th grade and enrollment in college.

  3. Chen asked a Justice Department attorney at the hearing if the phrase was code for Trump’s racial animus, referring to a January Twitter rant in which the president dubbed the African continent and Haiti “shithole countries.”

    Sloppy, dishonest ” journalism.

    The alleged s******e comment was off-the-record hearsay made by the President at a closed door meeting with Congressional leaders and his own staff. It was certainly not contained in any Twitter rant.

    • Agree: NickG, slumber_j
    • Replies: @Simple Psuedonym
    , @F0337
  4. The “shithole countries” line is from a personal account, not from twitter. Trump never said it publicly.

  5. J.Ross says: • Website

    If Trump fails it will have been because of an openly disloyal bureaucracy, led by a frothing-at-the-mouth judiciary.

  6. F0337 says:

    Judge Chen Asks if ‘America First’ Is Code for Racial Hostility

    What Judge Chen means is “White People All Racist!”

    Federal Judge Edward Chen heard arguments for more than two hours over whether he should block the Trump administration

    As if millions of gov’t workers [AKA swamp creatures] weren’t enough, we have ‘activist’ federal judges making laws.

    Over 22 million of them three years ago btw.

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/21955000-12329000-government-employees-outnumber-manufacturing

    • Agree: bomag, Mr. Rational
  7. Whiskey says: • Website

    Who has power? Judges. So elite but unpopular policies get rammed through. The fruit of a feminized society. Rule by mean girl cliques.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  8. “…discriminatory immigration policies.”

    Well. Duh! Of course immigration policies should be discriminatory, because immigration laws are actually, you know, discriminatory. On. Purpose! And this Chen guy – he’s what passes these days for a judge? Oy-vey.

    As a prime exemplar of the mendacity – or the obtuseness (perhaps on purpose?!) – of our ruling class this Judge Chen actually sat through “more than two hours of” arguments from people who don’t know the meaning of the word “Temporary.” God, help us.

  9. @Anonymous

    Last week, the purported number was 64. Now it’s 54.

    Unless somebody comes up with something more substantive, this is worthless.

  10. Well, to what extent are El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua non-white countries? While they do have minority populations of African descent, so do the United States of America.

    Surely a large proportion of their populations will have a significant percentage of precolombian American blood, so America First should be to their advantage.

    There doesn’t seem to be any formal definition of ‘shithole’ countries, but Haiti, the first and only country in the Western world to have a successful slave revolution is definitely located on the shithole axis.

    Perhaps all countries in the Americas that resulted from revolutions to overthrow colonial governments ought to be included in the basket of shitholes.

  11. J.Ross says: • Website

    Isn’t there something deficient or facile or something like that in asking one side outright if a phrase is a code? If I heard the judge demanding to know if my lawyer was lying in pretty much those words, I’d want a new judge or a new lawyer.
    I would accept the defense, being on trial means getting to answer charges, but it sounds like this judge is not wheeling that phrase out for the government’s benefit. It sounds like his mind is made up.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  12. eah says:

    As a company, Twitter is doing its part to make sure Whites never get another side of it.

    • Replies: @eah
  13. @Anonymous

    My take on it is that Kavanaugh heard from buddies that she was easy and, once he found himself alone with her, thought to himself “Aha, now’s my chance!” (to lose my virginity)

    But she, obeying Sailer’s 37th Law, wherein a woman who would have been flattered by attention from an alpha guy was put off by the same from a beta, pushed him away with a “ewwwwwww” and that was the end of it until 37 years later some Democratic operative offered her money etc.

    What’s telling is the article someone of you or Drudge ran a few days ago in which she was profiled by some woman in some women’s magazine in which, to titillate the Ladies, the writer described the awesome time she had had (post high school, after she had moved to California ostensibly to remove herself as far as she could from the site of her traumatic encounter with Kavanaugh) as a party-hardy surfing dudess, enjoying her life drinking and hanging out with the handsome sun and spray bleached blonde surfer dudes. No trace of PTSD there!

    And then this came along, triggered her and spoiled the party. Dang.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    , @Anonymous
  14. @Steve Sailer

    Last week, the purported number was 64. Now it’s 54… this is worthless.

    It cannot be coincidence that Studio 54 was a renowned New York nightclub known for celebrity debauchery that closed its doors in 1980, as well as the number of milligrams of caffeine in 12 ounces of Mountain Dew.

    As Sherlock Holmes said to Dr. Watson: “… when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

  15. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There’s a clear pattern though: more than 50 guys in 2 years. It’s not like you have reports of one grossly inflated figure and another more reasonable one. We’re talking 50+ dudes. In 2 years.

  16. Well isn’t it obvious? Chen should be the nominee , not Kavannaugh?

    Seriously it is amazing how the ‘far’ left (i quote far because it is mainstream with the over class) have assertted themselves with no mandate, and this time around not even an elected leader.

    I can’t even imagine what things would be like if Hillary were elected.

    • Replies: @F0337
  17. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    “The inference plaintiffs make is that this is code for ending immigration status for those who are non-white. What do you make of that?” Chen asked.

    Funny. Non-whites must believe in White America Best. They run from their own kind to live in white majority nations. Such preference for White must stop. It is ‘racist’.

    Judge Chen, it no good to likey whitey so much. Why your kind leave yellow nation to be with whitey? You likey whitey over yellowy for your girly?

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  18. Twinkie says:

    lots more of Judge Chen’s relatives.

    I obviously disagree with this clown of a judge, but is Chen a name common in “El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Sudan”?

  19. These are the strangest codes in the world. The people using them don’t know what their true meaning is, and the only people who can decipher them are the people who aren’t supposed to know.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @bomag
  20. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Incidentally, this wouldn’t be inconsistent with the “train” allegations floating out there. Think about it: 54 guys in 2 years is a different guy every other week. And this was allegedly during the busiest time of high school, junior year and the first half of senior year, when she would have been busy with school, extracurriculars, college stuff, etc. It might be more plausible that she went to several wild house parties in which she hooked up with multiple guys each time, rather than seeing a different guy consistently every other week for 2 years. Logistically, it might make more sense.

  21. Also, it would be a crime against humanity to send immigrants back to a nonwhite country their shitholes.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  22. Dan Hayes says:
    @ThreeCranes

    ThreeCranes:

    Kavanaugh was an alpha, not a beta. Witness the fact that he played football and basketball in high school and second string basketball at Yale.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @ThreeCranes
  23. @Anonymous

    And this rock solid number came from where?

  24. @Steve Sailer

    Shame on you. Are you saying this woman could be lying?

    #believewomen

    I believe her.

  25. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThreeCranes

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @J.Ross
    , @F0337
  26. @Jonathan Mason

    Well, to what extent are El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua non-white countries?

    Surely a large proportion of their populations will have a significant percentage of precolombian American blood, so America First should be to their advantage.

    Exactly. I don’t understand the ‘humanitarian’ objections to sending them back. The deportees have a beautiful opportunity to Make Central America Great Again. M’CAGA!

  27. @Anonymous

    And he links to what?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  28. @Anonymous

    We’re talking 50+ dudes. In 2 years.

    Thats one at a party every other weekend. Sounds ‘do’able.

  29. @Steve Sailer

    Same place Ford got her rock solid proof of a rape at an unspecified location at an unspecified date with unspecified bystanders. Fight fire with fire. Why not?

    • Agree: Federalist
    • Replies: @F0337
    , @BenKenobi
  30. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    TBH, I just thought his tweet was funny. I don’t know if he has a good source or whatever.

  31. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    Immigration is NOT a right. It is a privilege.

  32. Anon[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I’m with iSteve on this. Not a credible source. A smear campaign in return for another smear campaign. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Mr. Rational
  33. Anon[322] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump better wise up about his merit based immigration plan that includes scrapping the per country limit. He’ll let in a lot more future Judge Chens.

    • Agree: Rosie
  34. Kartikay Mehrotra = A khaki army retort.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  35. Anon7 says:

    Current demographic trends show that Asian and other minorities will face a shortage of white people. How can this be fixed?

    Richard Prior addresses the shortage of white people in an album from 1975. Do I need to mention that it is NSFW?

    At 0:28 he asks the crucial question.
    At 0:31 he identifies the problem.
    At 0:43 he states the solution.

    Richard Prior, ladies and gentlemen.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  36. jim jones says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Having just watched the brilliant movie Apocalypto it seems obvious that you should not allow people from South America into the USA:

  37. F0337 says:
    @eah

    IDK, that account has a blue checkmark so we should all trust it.

  38. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Part of the function of the babble about Russian hackers is to obscure fiendish domestic manipulation through social media, and a prime vector of that is “According to Literally Who on Twitter …”
    On 4chan an original post with no content beyond a literally who on twitter is assumed to be a bot. These posts overwhelmingly tend to be astroturf spontaneous protestations of Sorosite talking points. It would be just as easy to set up a Dan Rathering.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  39. F0337 says:
    @Anonymous

    Sounds to me like they’re assuming a lot of Asian tools.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. F0337 says:
    @ACommenter

    I can’t even imagine what things would be like if Hillary were elected.

    The SCOTUS would be replaced with BLM. Now is that so very bad?

  41. F0337 says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Fight fire with fire. Why not?

    Because you forfeit any claim to the moral high ground? In case that matters.

  42. BenKenobi says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    This guy gets it.

    Not-Doctor Ford has clearly been air-tighted more than once.

  43. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    All Lion does is seek his courage at another eceleb blog (Shad Olson’s), and that one clarifies nothing. This is pointing back to the yearbook introduced last week (which says nothing about Ford in particular), but adding an unsourced uncheckable reference to another literally who on Twitter who claims to have been a classmate and to have heard the 54 figure verbally asserted in a moment of slumber party type seriousness.
    There is nothing here, and if there was, it would be as useful as the information about Keith Ellison (or for that matter Bill Clinton) which the Democrats firmly refuse to acknowledge.

  44. J.Ross says: • Website
    @jim jones

    It really was objectively great, wasn’t it? I’m looking forward to Dragged Across Concrete.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  45. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Well now there are reports that Avenatti might have been punked by 4chan with the “train” stuff, although Avenatti denies this. There are so many claims and counter-claims and counter-counter-claims being put out there now it’s hard to tell what’s what.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  46. newrouter says:

    Steely Dan – Change of the Guard

  47. Anonym says:
    @J.Ross

    Subjectively it was pretty awesome too.

  48. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:
    @F0337

    How do you figure that? 64 divided by 32 is half a foot. Average in UK is a little less than 5.5 in.

    https://perezhilton.com/2011-12-06-map-of-penis-size-across-europe/

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  49. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT And then one day the Israeli ministry of propaganda paid people to just walk down the street slapping white people in the face for no apparent reason.

    Are you … functually illiterate? You think maybe they meant a guy who doesn’t know how to read but is serious about not making folks wait?

    • Replies: @F0337
  50. The inference plaintiffs make is that this is code for ending immigration status for those who are non-white. What do you make of that?” Chen asked.

    Well, this foreign interloper “judge” didn’t ask me, but it sounds great. If we need a code, we could call it national parasite removal.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  51. I hope Justice Kavanaugh writes the decision that ends the ability of these judges to vomit these nationwide injunctions.

    Why isn’t this being held in the DC circuit ffs.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Ed
  52. Clyde says:
    @Anonymous

    Well now there are reports that Avenatti might have been punked by 4chan with the “train” stuff, although Avenatti denies this. There are so many claims and counter-claims and counter-counter-claims being put out there now it’s hard to tell what’s what.

    If Avanetti never shows up this week with his Kav “train” claimants then you will know he got punked. As reported at 4chan.

  53. Moses says:

    The only solution for the racial hatred of white Americans, those evil bastards, is to let in lots more of Judge Chen’s relatives.

    Gud one Steve. I laughed out loud.

  54. Moses says:

    The only thing worse for a non-White like Judge Chen than living in an America built by bigoted Whites is going back to her ancestral homeland, a place completely free of bigoted Whites.

  55. Lot says:
    @Dan Hayes

    Captain of his basketball team all 4 years. Freshman and then JV then V.

    Which makes his virgin claim for “years” after HS not very credible.

  56. JimB says:

    It’s just because the judiciary is shot full of so many judges like Edward Happy Boy Chen appointed by leftist politicians that we need Judge Brett Cavanaugh at the pinnacle of the court system to undo their alien minded legal sabotage.

  57. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    From one less than credible source to another.

  58. F0337 says:
    @J.Ross

    Are you … functually illiterate?

    Heh…. couldn’t watch; wouldn’t watch. But… was it such a great idea to hand over The Academy to people like this? What’s the opposite of a Long March? Because we need one, soon.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  59. F0337 says:
    @jim jones

    You watched an entire movie of that? I’ve got news for you–they’re already here. Pretty much looks like street scenes from one of our major cities. With the notable exception that they appeared better-organized back then.

    Mind you, I’m not criticizing Saint Mel, but I’ve had several lifetimes’ worth of Diversity and simply don’t go out looking for more.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  60. Ed says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Venue shopping, there’s another TPS case being heard in Boston by a black Obama appointee. It’ll be interesting to see what reasoning they make up to issue the injunctions. The law itself prohibits judicial review.

  61. @Lot

    Define virgin. There is a school of thought that, as long as you don’t have vaginal penetration, you’re a virgin.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  62. Why would Judge Chen’s family want to move here? Hasn’t Tom Friedman told us China is better run than America?

  63. Twinkie says:
    @F0337

    Because you forfeit any claim to the moral high ground? In case that matters.

    It’s not just the moral high ground you lose when you peddle unreliable reports. IF those unreliable reports turn out to be false, your credibility is shot. I am all for exposing Dr. Ford for what she apparently is, a mere political pawn and a tool of the Democratic delaying tactics and character assassination, but whatever counter-attacks* the GOP launches at her has to be credible and well-sourced. In the battle for the public opinion, you get an egg on your face and hurt your cause when you rely on something unreliable that turns out to be false. Every claim you make afterward, then, no matter how credible, will be viewed through the prism of that debacle. And because the GOP does not control the mainstream media except for a handful of ghetto outlets, it has to be even more careful in protecting its credibility.

    *What would be even better than counter-attacks would be actual attacks. Raise some money and find every Tom, Dick, and Harry (or Jane, Tracy, and Mary) who felt aggrieved by a Democratic official or left-leaning judges. Subject the latter to the #metoo campaign.

    • Replies: @bomag
  64. @Steve Sailer

    You’re conflating rationality and fair-mindedness with worth. Given the utterly ruthless media circus we all find ourselves in, these types of accusations are gold.

    Such assertions are worthless in that they offers nothing that leads us to the truth. They’re not so worthless if you want Brett K to be on the Supreme Court.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  65. Arclight says:

    Even if Trump is motivated by racial hostility (I don’t think he is), I don’t see why it should matter. Immigration policy doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ to anyone – it can have whatever preferences the president and/or Congress decide upon, for whatever reason.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  66. “America Last” could be our motto when it comes to resettling refugees from places like El Salvador; first try resettling them in Nicaragua. If not, then in Mexico. Then Panama, Ecuador, Colombia… America last.

  67. Big Bill says:
    @F0337

    Here is a wonderful painting of General Custer defending the high ground at the Battle of Big Horn. Even though he and his men were exterminated and mutilated, he can be proud that he kept the high ground:

  68. bjondo says:

    America 1st means America 1st not Wall St, not China, not Mexico, not the lobbyists, not CEOs not Weinswine or Pussywitz. America.

  69. @Dan Hayes

    Thanks for that correction. So much for my theory (although I did know football and basketball players in H.S. who were not stars, were bench sitters who lived inconspicuous lives and who definitely weren’t alphas in the social sense).

  70. Svigor says:

    Ask not if “America First” is code for pro-White “racial hostility”; ask if hostility to “America First” is anti-White.

    ***

    Mehrotrabla’s article hasn’t aged well. Just yesterday Trump stood before the UN and called for nationalism on a global scale, to replace globalist scheisse.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  71. Svigor says:
    @Steve Sailer

    No, at this point it’s worth about as much as Blasey and Whatsherfacez’ accusations.

    Dems have made hay while the sun was shining.

  72. Svigor says:
    @Anon

    Actually, two wrongs often make a right. E.g., they bomb you, you bomb them, they punch you, you punch them…

    etc.

  73. @Lot

    Seriously Lot?

    (a) that not the sort of thing one lies about, if anything the typical lie goes exactly the opposite direction

    (b) my experience was eerily similar. Good athlete combined with +2SD mind = top shelf pussy, +3SD other things are more interesting. Accomplished professional mom may have also been an impediment.

    I eventually decided to start a family so spent more time figuring out mating behavior/sexual dynamics. Kavanaugh evidently never had to.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Lot
  74. Svigor says:
    @eah

    I love it when Twitter talks about their “rules.” They don’t have any rules. They have PC. And that’s whatever they want it to be.

    Twitter doesn’t even reliably inform you as to which Tweet is in violation (sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t; that’s not how rules work). Twitter doesn’t tell you HOW or WHY a Tweet is in violation, ever. At best they mention some amorphous “rule” that may or may not have any obvious relationship with the “offending” (un-PC) Tweet.

    Just look at how they just banned James Woods. He said, tongue-in-cheek, something like “this could be real tho” about something that was fake, and Twitter banned him for “election interference” or somesuch. They should’ve just said “we got him on BS, yo.”

    • Replies: @eah
  75. @Paul Yarbles

    Meh. Careful what you wish for.

  76. @Anonymous

    “She is alleged to have told the best friend that she had 54 sexual partners between 11th grade and enrollment in college”

    Yea, but who was her First and at what age?

  77. Even if Trump is motivated by racial hostility (I don’t think he is), I don’t see why it should matter. Immigration policy doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ to anyone – it can have whatever preferences the president and/or Congress decide upon, for whatever reason.

    I suppose it is true that immigration policy can be arbitrary, but it seems to be an American tradition that everyone is treated equally under the law, and no matter how absurd the law may be, everyone must comply to the letter thereof with some exceptions for celebrities, politicians, and people who ride bicycles on the wrong side of the road.

    The problem is that once you get onto that slippery slope, then there is no reason why all laws should not be arbitrary or just designed to favor whomever is in power. Admittedly this is already the case to some extent, but at least there are some mechanisms occasionally used to prevent total hegemony of large corporations.

    Here is something going on TODAY

    Hey Florida dad, your kid’s elementary school wants to see you Wednesday morning. Don’t worry, you’re not in trouble.

    School folks just want to say hi. There might be donuts.

    The Florida Department of Education will celebrate its fourth annual “Dad, take your child to school day” on Sept. 26.

    The goal is for fathers — or stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers or other important men in a child’s life — to do school drop off and then maybe stick around for a short while to meet some teachers, administrators and other school staff.

    Some schools may have planned activities; others may offer donuts and other nibbles.

    All hope to encourage fathers to be more involved in their children’s education as department officials say children with more involved dads do better academically and behave better in class.

    http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7739/urlt/DTYCSDProclamation.pdf

    This is all very well, but I have two children at different schools who I help with their homework and take to the bus stop every morning along with the neighbors kids, and driving them both to school involves traffic jams, difficulty finding parking, later arrival at school for one child, additional gasoline usage, extra pollution, and so on, even though I have no need to be excused from work like most dads.

    This is all nuts, and I am not going just for the sake of making officials at my kid’s school feel good about themselves, but at least there is no penalty for noncompliance. If they were serious about this, they would cancel school buses this morning.

    But this is the American way. We all have to pretend to support meaningless and stupid government mandates and proclamations which are supposed to be for a good cause and for the children, otherwise everything crumbles and society falls apart.

    But the more irrational the mandates, the less the governed will consent to be governed, and the harder it will be to enforce laws.

  78. Svigor says:

    Not that anybody axed me, but my take on Twitter and Facebook is that they’re natural monopolies (classic enough to be the dictionary examples) and 1 should be forced not to discriminate in any way against their customers for anything short of a crime and 2 should be forced to keep their hands off any communication that doesn’t constitute a crime.

    That can be done by extending 1st Amendment protections (there is precedent for extending 1st Amendment protections into private domains), or via FCC regulations, or via federal legislation, or whatever, but it needs to get done. This seems like a relatively straightforward issue to me; we do something similar with phone companies and other utilities. FUCK corporations’ right to discriminate against the citizenry, and FUCK their right to censor the citizenry on social media. Nobody who walks upright cares about these supposed “rights.” (Unless we all suddenly have the right to discriminate racially, in which case get back to me)

    As for G**gle, the problem and solution don’t jump right out at me, the way they do with Twitter and Facebook. I would probably throw a party if the gov’t came along and smashed G**gle into a bunch of smaller companies, but I haven’t found any big, compelling reason to do so. AFAICT, if somebody comes along with a better search engine, it will eventually beat G**gle’s search; search engines don’t seem to be a natural monopoly niche the way social media is.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  79. Svigor says:

    but I haven’t found any big, compelling reason to do so.

    I guess “way too big & powerful” is compelling enough for some folks.

  80. Svigor says:

    I suppose it is true that immigration policy can be arbitrary, but it seems to be an American tradition that everyone is treated equally under the law, and no matter how absurd the law may be, everyone must comply to the letter thereof with some exceptions for celebrities, politicians, and people who ride bicycles on the wrong side of the road.

    Lol. The American tradition of inequality under the law is much older, unless you want to square the circle with the “separate but equal” thing. Heck, even if you buy that, the American tradition of inequality under the law is still much older.

  81. Chinese interlopers are invading the United States of America.

    The WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire is using the mass immigration of Chinese infiltrators to destroy the sovereignty and cultural integrity of the United States.

    Chinese agents of influence with known links to the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY have infiltrated the United States government at the highest levels. Mitch McConnell’s wife has family ties to a Chinese outfit that has extensive contracts and commercial ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

    White Core American Patriots must put into place contingency plans to deal with the Chinese invasion of the United States.

    The Chinese are using both illegal immigration and legal immigration to colonize and occupy the United States of America. It must stop!

    Over the top? Maybe, but we got to start somewhere.

    Tweets from 2015:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Sarah Toga
  82. bomag says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    And we should ask the judge to fill us in on the code words that would express, you know, that we actually want America to be considered first in these matters.

    Another story here would be the machinations that get such as Chen on the bench and how such cases are guided to him.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  83. @Anonymous

    It doesn’t really take much time out of nymphomaniac’s schedule to knock off a piece of ass. Especially of there’s a domestic servant at home washing up all the dirty panties. Besides, in the summer and other vacation periods she could have been doin’ four or five guys a week.

  84. Rosie says:

    Diversity is such a phenomenal strength we can’t even say Pur Country First without someone thinking it’s a coded insult directed at them.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Svigor
  85. Svigor says:
    @Rosie

    “Pur Country First”

    Freudian slip?

  86. Flemur says:

    discriminatory immigration policies

    That phrase means “not open borders”.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  87. Rob McX says:

    Chen would never make it as a judge in Israel.

  88. Anonym says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Define virgin. There is a school of thought that, as long as you don’t have vaginal penetration, you’re a virgin.

    I think this aligns with the bases other than home framework. Back in the 1950s and earlier, when sex was reserved for marriage, where was the non-marriage line drawn at?

  89. MarcB. says:

    Since modern America is a multi-racial nation, it would take a special decoder to determine that an America First agenda would be hostile to non-whites.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  90. @jim jones

    I saw it recently. It’s just a movie, but then some solid evidence has been coming to light that makes you understand Cortez, Pizarro, and that crowd a little better than, say Neil Young did. The Peak Stupidity review is here – Apocalypto Now!. My first impression? Very blurry.

    It really doesn’t matter, though, what Neil Young had to say here, it’s the guitar that speaks:

  91. @F0337

    I agree with you, F0337. I didn’t even know Mel Gibson was IN the movie due to all the warts, face-painting, etc. that makes it look like it took place in 1990′s Seattle.

    That chase seen could just as well have been The French Connection without the automobiles and guns.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  92. Ragno says:

    What Judge Chen means is “White People All Racist!”

    Nah what he’s actually saying is

    “Roundeye stupid! Make Chen judge! Chen make you all suffah now! You get in tiger cage now, chop-chop!….. Mow! Mow!!

    and that’s simply a colloquialism for

    “No roundeye judge in China, or Japan, or any Asian nation! Why you t’ink dat is? We keep Jew out!

    • Agree: Anonym, F0337
    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  93. Wilkey says:

    And what about the American people? The Temporary Protected Status program was sold to the American people as, well, temporary. But here we are two decades later with “temporary” immigrants who have never left. The judge and the press and the Democratic Communist Party are terribly concerned about the interests of a group of people all or most of whom originally came here illegally. But no one seems all that concerned, or even bothers to mention, that the American people have been lied to. Our interests aren’t being considered at all.

    And a bigger problem – perhaps the biggest argument they’re throwing out to let these people stay – is that these “temporary” immigrants now have an equal or greater number of children who were born here, and are thus U.S. citizens, which only really proves how utterly and completely stupid it is to have a “temporary” immigration program in a country with birthright citizenship.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @F0337
  94. @Whiskey

    Who has power? Judges. So elite but unpopular policies get rammed through. The fruit of a feminized society. Rule by mean girl cliques.

    Exactly. By what basis does Ed Chen–or any judge–have *any* business ruling on immigration policy, much less parsing around the penumbras and emanations of Trump’s statements to determine if he’s being “discriminatory”. (Of course, Trump’s being “discriminatory”, immigration policy is by definition discriminatory or else it’s open borders lunacy.)

    This is what the Kavanaugh thing is about, and why the Democrats have conjured up their–pathetically weak–j’accuse hissy.

    We now have an elite that is openly hostile to traditional Americans–particularly working and middle class Americans of a goyische, white, flyover country stripe. They don’t think right. They don’t vote right. They periodically insist that they have a say in running their nation. And the people they elect–as corrupt as they are–don’t bring in this “elites” desired policies fast enough and–very occasionally–resist. And that is not to be tolerated.

    So when some actually elected official–the Congress or the President, a state legislature or governor–is in the way, it’s the judiciary’s job to slap them down and insure minoritarianism and the revolution get their way.

    Such is their version of “Democracy”–that we constantly hear now is under threat.

    ~~~

    Trump needs to simply ignore any nonsense this Chen criminal churns out when he attempts his coup.

    Trump should say, “The President has the sole authority to extend/end TPS status. It’s black letter law. And in fact in a Democracy must reside with an elected branch of government. The American people alone have an absolute right to determine which foreigners, if any, are allowed to visit, reside in or become citizens of our nation.

    The federal judiciary has absolutely no such authority, and Judge Chen’s ruling is any attempted coup against our Constitution. It is my duty as President, to uphold the Constitution and thus to dismiss Judge Chen’s attack upon it, and proceed with my duties.”

    If you don’t want judicial tyranny, you must stand up to it.

  95. … how utterly and completely stupid it is to have a “temporary” immigration program in a country with birthright citizenship.

    Probably it was always intended as a legalism, or as something that would be made permanent at some point in the future. There are plenty of other laws that “sunset”, for example the Assault Weapons ban sunsetted and Congress decided there was no need to renew it, and parts of the Patriot Act are auto expiring and have to be reviewed and renewed at intervals.

    It would seem logical to revoke birthright citizenship, which appears to have been originally intended to classify people who were born as slaves into citizens, thus revoking Dred Scott, which was the first of many absurd rulings by the Supreme Court. Of course jus soli became law at a time when there was no jet travel or Internet, so things were rather different at that time and the possibility of working in the US and earning Social Security retirement benefits, then retiring overseas was not envisaged.

    • Replies: @F0337
  96. @Anon

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Note that it being wrong did not stop them from using it.  The enemy will keep using smear campaigns until they take more damage from them than they are doing.  They need to be hit using every tactic they’re using, plus the truth (which they can’t use).  They must KEEP being hit until they are destroyed.  They recognize no limits and have no mercy, so must receive none.  No quarter.

    • Agree: Dtbb
  97. bomag says:
    @Twinkie

    IF those unreliable reports turn out to be false, your credibility is shot.

    Assumes the other side puts some value on credibility.

    Outrages claims hasn’t seemed to hurt the likes of Sharpton; Jackson; SPLC; and other hate hoaxers. We are in the age of the megaphone: he who shouts the most, wins.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Lot
    , @F0337
  98. @F0337

    It verifiably doesn’t matter, or they never would have started using smears in the first place.

  99. Rob McX says:

    Same problem in all white countries. We let in people who despise us for our tolerance. Once ensconced in their new homelands, they abuse us for not letting in more of their kind. Generosity and hospitality are repaid with contempt. I wish more white politicians would have the guts to say, “Of course we should discriminate. We don’t want our people replaced”.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  100. @F0337

    What’s the opposite of a Long March?

    Tumbrils.  Much quicker.

    Because we need one, soon.

    People are making lists.  There’s already an on-line list of SJWs.

    • Replies: @F0337
  101. densa says:

    Hypenated judges need to be held up for scrutiny of their own biases. Mexican-American and Asian-American judges seem to have an implicit bias toward justifying more immigration from their racial identities while denigrating our own cultural history.

    I was taught government derived its legitimacy from the consent of the governed, that is worked for us. Now we work for it and through dishonest means citizenship was devalued to include the entire world preferentially over taxpaying citizens because we’re white.

    America First means exactly that: for the first time in a long time, put the interest of the American people ahead of globalized definitions of our responsibilities and our government’s obligations.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  102. Amen says:

    I’m sure Judge Chen or his parents came from a shithole country. Otherwise they wouldn’t be here. No use pretending otherwise. If your home country is so great, move the hell back.

    This country is now run by lawyers and judges. Instead of interpreting the law, judges are now making the law. Rule of law has been replaced by rule of lawyers.

    Neil Munro at Breitbart reported that NHS is now using Trump’s new EO to bar people who don’t speak English from getting a visa or green card, because they are more likely to become a “public charge”. About friggin’ time! I’d love to see the GOP finally repeal the 14th amendment, make English proficiency, a good understanding of US history, culture, laws and government a requirement for obtaining a green card. Every country does this except the US.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @prusmc
    , @Mr. Rational
  103. Tipsy says:

    If it would be a crime against humanity to send immigrants back to a nonwhite country, then why have them stay in a country that is becoming increasingly nonwhite due to mass immigration?

    Shorter Edward Chen: Heads I win, tails you lose.

  104. All of this judicial nonsense will stop the day a Federal jusge is killed by an immigrant.

    • Replies: @F0337
  105. Anonymous[230] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s not an unreasonable question for a judge to ask, given that this is likely the interpretation that many plaintiffs are going to take. This is because “America First” has historically not been taken literally but has been associated with Charles Lindbergh and the America First Committee, which were in turn associated with Nazi sympathies and anti-Semitism. This may be unfortunate, but decades of writing, journalism, academia, media portrayals, etc., have made this association. Similarly, “land reform” is fairly neutral when taken literally but has a certain association and interpretation in South Africa due to its history, and the writing about its history.

  106. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    Of course the dominant interpretation now in mainstream politics is that “anti-racism” and “anti-discrimination” are principles or rights that have been discovered to underlie the Constitution and inform its interpretation, and therefore policies based on discrimination on racial grounds would be regarded as unlawful.

  107. Serious question –
    is it possible, under existing law, for the office of the POTUS to stop, completely, all legal immigration? Perhaps a “national emergency” clause in some statute?

    I can see no other way out of the mass-migration leviathan menace. GOP congress is stupid and lazy, Dems are evil and industrious.

    Not taking about what is politically possible or non-compliance by deep-state saboteurs but instead what the laws say, if the office of POTUS can slam on the brakes and skid to a complete stop.

  108. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    IIRC, the Irish in California led the campaign for Chinese exclusion in the 19th century. They were opposed by the WASP political establishment. (Jews were not a factor AFAIK.)

    • Replies: @Jack D
  109. @Charles Pewitt

    Again, immigration of whatever stripe – is an obsolete relic of a by-gone era. Stop it all, dead cold, this day.

  110. Twinkie says:
    @bomag

    Assumes the other side puts some value on credibility.

    It’s not for the other side. It’s to win over the public at large, especially the uncommitted.

  111. eah says:
    @Svigor
  112. prusmc says: • Website
    @Amen

    On the contrary, over 1,000 people in Puerto Rico have been approved for Social Security disability because they don’t speak in English. That is in Puerto Rico they speak Spanish in a place where Spanish is official language.

  113. @MarcB.

    Since modern America is a multi-racial nation

    That is a contradiction in terms; no nation crosses races as nation is defined by natality.  America is a multi-national country/empire.

  114. @Amen

    Instead of interpreting the law, judges are now making the law.

    This has a name:  kritarchy.

  115. Anonym says:
    @Svigor

    As for G**gle, the problem and solution don’t jump right out at me, the way they do with Twitter and Facebook. I would probably throw a party if the gov’t came along and smashed G**gle into a bunch of smaller companies, but I haven’t found any big, compelling reason to do so. AFAICT, if somebody comes along with a better search engine, it will eventually beat G**gle’s search; search engines don’t seem to be a natural monopoly niche the way social media is.

    After a month on bing… Google is a bit like Office these days. It has maps, geolocation stuff, opening hours, search, image search, news, videos including youtube, it is integrated, and all is a little better than their competitor now. Google’s search has slipped though, due to PC and their Borgization of the internet. Maybe still the best but it was better 5-10 years ago. E.g. back when you could type in Jew and get something like “These results concern us, too” IIRC.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  116. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    This makes sense because the Chinese were the competition of the Irish at the bottom of the labor market. The Central Pacific had a Chinese workforce and the Union Pacific used Irish to build the transcontinental railroad.

  117. FPD72 says:
    @Desiderius

    Why isn’t anyone considering an important aspect of Kavanaugh’s identity: his Catholicism? Maybe, just maybe, he remained a virgin out of consideration for the church’s teaching concerning sex outside of marriage. I know that sounds far-fetched in today’s world, but some people, even teenagers, seek to live in obedience to the teachings of Christ and His apostles.

    I can think of several professional athletes who remained virgins until marriage, men who certainly didn’t lack for opportunities.

    Yes, remaining chaste until marriage certainly bears a social stigma in our society; that just shows how much we have become a post-Christian culture.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  118. Svigor says:
    @Anonym

    G**gle was way better a few years ago. The drop-off was pretty noticeable. Now you can’t get anything but super-pozzed hits on the first few pages, when you search anything political in nature.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  119. Lot says:
    @Desiderius

    Except he wasn’t a goody two shoes, he was a jock who liked to drink and party.

    The share of Catholic teenage boys who have the opportunity but don’t have sex is pretty small. Seems to be more common for rural evangelicals, not rich catholics. And teens had more sex in the 80s then they did in later years, roughly 1975-1980 was the most sexually promiscuous era in US history according to annual surveys. The Harvard Crimson annual sex surveys indicate very high IQ teens are a little more chaste in HS than average, but that rapidly ends in college.

    Anything is possible, but I tend to believe that some milder version of the stories by the women are true. Ie, it wasn’t “attempted rape” but it was shameful behavior, and his extreme-worded denials are not true.

    He was also kind of strange, like his calendar entry ” ‘skis with Judge.” And also keeping the calendar for decades.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  120. @Svigor

    Wikipedia and Snopes are the same way. Anything non-technical is slanted Left.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @Anonymous
  121. Lot says:
    @bomag

    The SPLC and Sharpton are damaged goods compared to their peak influence.

    Three years ago SPLC was cited by apolitical journalists. Now cites to SPLC are limited to left wing hacks. I doubt they will get much money from giant corporations like they once did.

  122. @FPD72

    That’s what I told myself I was doing, largely truthfully, but I was also avoiding a sphere of life in which I was less masterful than others.

    To be properly faithful, I should have been preparing myself for marriage and family instead of avoiding it. In retrospect, there were always suitable girls/women interested, but I just stuck to the (less ambiguous) things I was already good at.

    I belatedly lucked out, but I’ll be older than I should have been for my grandchildren. It may cost Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court.

  123. F0337 says:
    @bomag

    Twinkie is right, though. The bar is higher for us because they own the megaphone.

    They can and do bury their ‘mistakes’ while trumpeting ours.

    First rule of warfare: Don’t give ammo to the Enemy.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  124. F0337 says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Glad to hear, seriously. But see also my post just above.

  125. @Lot

    I think your last paragraph refutes your previous ones. People out on the tail of the IQ distribution are different birds. You can’t generalize.

    I was a jock, though I really didn’t get into drinking and partying til college. Conventionally handsome, usually had one of the best looking dates for homecoming, prom, formals, etc. but just couldn’t pull the trigger romantically.

    If you’re curious, Look up “anti-game.” Kavanaugh has it in spades. Or had it, he may be learning in record time under fire.

    • Replies: @F0337
  126. F0337 says:
    @Desiderius

    I was a jock, though I really didn’t get into drinking and partying til college. Conventionally handsome, usually had one of the best looking dates for homecoming, prom, formals, etc. but just couldn’t pull the trigger romantically.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  127. F0337 says:
    @Wilkey

    And what about the American people? The Temporary Protected Status program was sold to the American people as, well, temporary.

    Trouble is, actual Americans have never qualified for Protected Status.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  128. F0337 says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Significant that someone should mention Dred Scott at this juncture. Because that particular bit of ‘judicial activism’ was so abhorred at the time that it was used as a pretext for nothing less than Civil War.

    So you see: the judges we like, we accord the status of dictators.
    The ones we don’t like? Against them we take up arms.
    This is what we call “Democracy”.

  129. F0337 says:
    @The Alarmist

    So you might think, but what would really happen if–for example–a drunken, illegal latino were to drive his car over Misses Ginsburg and Sotomayor tomorrow? I guess it would depend on the November elections??

    My apologies for the redundant phrase “drunken, illegal latino” in the foregoing.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  130. F0337 says:
    @Patrick in SC

    Yeah, I wondered about that. I found myself saying “Did he really tweet that? Because that’s not how I remember it.” Imagine how the less skeptical masses react. This is how lies become ‘truth’ and why we believe (not without reason) that the MSM is the Enemy of the American People.

  131. @F0337

    Well the attraction to men part was never there so that rules that out. My wife and twins boys would also argue against that theory.

    Try for more Geist and less Zeit.

  132. Anonym says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    It has been that way for a long time though (Snopes from inception), Wikipedia earlier than Google IMO, but variable as different editors edit differing things. It took quite a while for their Frankfurt School page to become pozzed.

    Anyone remember when Google News was new and carried VNN I think it was?

  133. @F0337

    Yours is one I don’t know whether to LOL or agree to.

    If we really had protected status for Americans, we’d put the “protectees” on their best behavior.  The first hint of child abuse, first DUI, any felony charge or even 2-3 misdemeanors… bounced, along with the rest of their family unit (to keep them from having a domicile to return to).  And all of them would be on a 10-year no-entry status with no option for adjustment, and any return would be “felony re-entry after removal” just to cement it.

    • Agree: F0337
  134. @F0337

    Sotomayor as the victim of such a mishap would be poetic justice indeed.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @F0337
  135. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Yea, I remember when Snopes was all about debunking NYC sewer alligators. Now it’s just another lefty political activist site.

  136. F0337 says:
    @The Alarmist

    Mind you, I’d be absolutely horrified if such a thing were to happen. I abhor violence in any form, no matter how poetic the justice. Really.

  137. Is there a such thing as a model minority? I can’t think of a minority/immigrant group that America wouldn’t be better off without.

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