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From the New York Times Editorial Board:

Jumaane Williams Is Democrats’ Best Bet for Lieutenant Governor [of New York]

Where have iSteveites heard the name “Jumaane” before?

Drumpf Regime Attempts to Deport Saintly Immigration Activist / White Collar Felon

STEVE SAILER • JANUARY 15, 2018 • 1,100 WORDS • 116 COMMENTS

From the New York Times:

Activists and ICE Face Off Over Detained Immigrant Leader
By LIZ ROBBINS JAN. 12, 2018

An escalating legal battle played out on Friday in the case of Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist whose detention on Thursday by federal immigration authorities sparked protests that led to the arrest of 18 people, including members of the New York City Council. …

An ambulance called for Mr. Ragbir was met with angry protesters as it left the federal building. The protest extended onto Broadway and toward City Hall and council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane D. Williams were among the 18 arrested.

Jumaane D. Williams has a lengthy op-ed in the New York Daily News today explaining why Martin Luther King Day and Ravi and Colin Kaepernick are all tied together.

The New York Times Editorial Board is clearly getting their money’s worth out of new hire Sarah Jeong.

By the way, has convicted mortgage fraud felon Ravi Ragbir finally been deported back to Trinidad yet?

 
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  1. If your name is ‘Jumaane’ you do not belong anywhere in the English-speaking world.

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  2. vinteuil says: • Website

    The time will come – and it’s not far off – when you, like Mark Steyn, will have nothing left to say but “I told you so.”

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  3. Hail says: • Website

    Parents from Grenada.

    …as in the Caribbean island Pres Reagan invaded [1983], for reasons obscure even at the time, and now totally forgotten. I wonder if Jumaane [b. 1976] is still sore about it? He may even remember it, being age 7 at the time. It appears he was born/raised in the USA.

    _______________

    Is this a case of another I-Steve theme:

    Preference for those nice, polite immigrant Blacks over those troublesome native Blacks by NYT-esque Cultural Overlords, and the political class more generally? To prove their non-racism.

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  4. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Always prefix it to The Anti-White New York Times

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  5. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    Re. Ravi Ragbir, his website has various updates about a case, Ragbir v. Homan. There is apparently a “stay of deportation” in effect. Court cases can be stalled for months and years.

    Apparently the legal theory of the case is that by deporting Ragbir his First Amendment rights would be violated. Illegal aliens apparently have First Amendment rights. His attorneys feel that there is a chilling effect on speech relating to immigration issues if illegal immigrant activists are “retaliated against” by deportation.

    I was under the impression that Ragbir’s deportation order predated his activism, although the idea that you get a get-out-of-jail-free immunity from deportation if you give a press conference is silly.

    Ragbir had his next check-in with ICE on the 7th, but I think it may have been rescheduled becasue of the stay of deportation. The stay is in connection with another case where Ragbir is trying to get his fraud conviction vacated, lo these many years later. The court in Ragbir v. Homan rejected his request for a stay. Having your own live-in pro bono attorney is handy for an illegal.

    https://istandwithravi.org/category/legal-updates/

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  6. If you can’t deport violent criminals why should a felony fraudster be sent packing?

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  7. pyrrhus says:

    Jumaane is being endorsed for Lt. Governor of Wakanda, I assume…

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  8. Clyde says:

    Just in case you are curious about Jumaane D. Williams with the wacky name….. his parents are Caribbean immigrants. The gift that keeps on giving
    “Williams’ parents, Greg and Patricia Williams,[1] are from St. Andrew, Grenada.”

    My guess is Raggedy’s immigration attorney wife knows how to game the system by steering Raggedy’s case to sympathetic judges and immigration bureaucrats.

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  9. Jeez, it’s not like U.S. citizens don’t commit mortgage fraud too. (Sorry, I’ve been reading the Boston Globe comments lately where it’s all Tiny Duck, all the time)

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  10. Lot says:

    Here’s some good news:

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/10/sessions-immigration-judges-813573

    Jeff is ramping up the number of immigration judges to close the asylum catch and release policy. And it is happening this year!

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  11. @Anon

    I prefer The Genocidal New York Times.

    “Anti-White”, while true, barely registers anymore.

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  12. @Hail

    …as in the Caribbean island Pres Reagan invaded [1983], for reasons obscure even at the time, and now totally forgotten

    I wondered whether the Cold War leadership was threatened by an English-speaking country going Communist.

    Maybe not explicitly. But language did indeed have a role. All those medical students who couldn’t get into a domestic school ended up at St George’s. We had to rescue them.

    And if you have to get your residents from foreign schools, why not start with US citizens?

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  13. Hail says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    an English-speaking country going Communist

    That sounds plausible. Though I doubt very many Americans had ever heard of Grenada, so it wouldn’t have been meeting some demand within U.S. public opinion.

    The theories I have heard, beyond the pretext of saving student-hostages, are that [1] Falkands Envy (UK’s cheap/easy victory in spring 1982) mixed with [2] the immediate shock/anger over the Lebanon marine barracks fiasco (bombed on Oct 23, 1983) led to the U.S. invasion of Grenada (Oct 25, 1983).

    That a handful of Grenadian soldiers, around some charismatic colonel or whoever, launched a harebrained (but non-ideological?) coup right at this time was supremely bad luck on their part.

    As far as Jumaane of Grenada, any chance he holds a grudge against America for the invasion and very-overt foreign meddling in Grenada’s domestic affairs?

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  14. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    You might think that’s logical (and I might agree!) but ‘approved’ use of the word ‘genocidal’ requires ‘approved’ victims, which white people can never be. Even if you subject them to actual genocide.

    The upshot is that if you use the word genocide with respect to disappearing white people, most everyone won’t even be able to understand what you’re saying.

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  15. jim jones says:
    @Hail

    The UK sent a single Vulcan bomber 8000 miles to bomb the runway at Port Stanley, it took eleven tankers to keep it refueled through the journey. Hardly an easy victory.

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  16. Cortes says:

    Shouldn’t “the Grey Lady” be the “Person of Colour” these days?

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  17. Will Lt. Governor Williams announce the appointment of Assistant State Comptroller Ragbir?

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  19. Bugg says:

    Gets even better; Williams is in huge debt after opening up a vegetarian sandwich shop that failed, even owing NY state thousands in taxes. He also claims to suffer for Turret’s . TV crops it out, but in public he twitches he arms uncontrollably.

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  20. Brutusale says:
    @Bragadocious

    The John Henry Gazette?! Are you serious?

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  21. Even if they DO deport the guy, he’ll be back in a NY minute. And nothing will be done.

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  22. Thirdtwin says:
    @Hail

    HMS Sheffield

    HMS Ardent

    HMS Antelope

    HMS Coventry

    SS Atlantic Conveyor

    RFA Sir Galahad

    All sunk. Cheap and easy, indeed.

    I’d say the Falklands War was more of a deterrent than an encouragement to invading Grenada.

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  23. Art Deco says:

    Jumaane Williams is someone with no practical education. His entire employment history after the age of 25 (leaving aside elected offices) has been as a salaried public nuisance (office manager for a tenants’ association and like positions). It’s hard to imagine someone more irritating and useless. His signature issue on the New York City Council has been hostility to the police.

    The Lt. Governor in New York is a stupid fifth-wheel position. No clue why it has been retained in the state constitution except witless inertia. Candidates for it compete in party primaries, but in the general election you’re on a ticket with the gubernatorial candidate. Democratic Party poobahs used to allocate the position to a hapless Upstate politician in lieu of going so far as to nominate an Upstate candidate for any consequential office. (Since 1932, Upstate has held the state comptroller’s job about 40% of the time, the state attorney’general’s job about 5% of the time, and the Governor’s chair 0% of the time; all three offices have been held by Downstate since 1992). The problem is, that the Lt. Governor sometimes succeeds to the Governor’s chair. We’ve had two satisfactory governors through this conduit in the last 70 years, but this chap shouldn’t be in charge of a Chia pet.

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  24. @Thirdtwin

    The Argentine pilots were real good but a lot of their bombs didn’t go off. They dropped old fashioned gravity bombs on several more British ships in 1982 that failed to go off.

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  25. Art Deco says:
    @Hail

    As far as Jumaane of Grenada, any chance he holds a grudge against America for the invasion and very-overt foreign meddling in Grenada’s domestic affairs?

    Do palaeos have any non-stereotyped opinions? Williams was born in the United States prior to all that. While we’re at it, American troops ejected a vicious military cabal and the population on the island at the time was quite content with that (see contemporary public opinion research). The residue of the communist organization which seized power in Grenada in 1979 has never won a single parliamentary seat in eight general elections held since 1983 and the patron-client network of the big man / labor meathead who ran Grenada from 1967 to 1979 hasn’t won a seat since 1995.

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  26. Art Deco says:

    The theories I have heard, beyond the pretext of saving student-hostages, are that [1] Falkands Envy (UK’s cheap/easy victory in spring 1982) mixed with [2] the immediate shock/anger over the Lebanon marine barracks fiasco (bombed on Oct 23, 1983) led to the U.S. invasion of Grenada (Oct 25, 1983).

    Dr. Michael Doyle interviewed American officials just after. Their immediate concern was that American medical students would be taken hostage.

    Also, Grenada was a deviant state. Parliamentary institutions have been the norm in the Anglophone Caribbean and there you had this repellent little Soviet client state. The prime minister of Dominica at the time said, “Next time, anyone who does this [forcibly seizes control of a Caribbean government] will last one night”. The U.S. government was also putting pressure on peripheral Soviet clients at the time, like Nicaragua. The people spinning ‘theories’ are playing fools. Why the government did what it did was perfectly plain.

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  27. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The Argentine pilots were real good

    IIRC, the Argentine Air Force lost about 1/3 of its planes warring for islands which had about 2,000 residents. Doesn’t sound like they had the best pilots.

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  28. sb says:

    Williams has form in the ugly behaviour caper at the US Open ( in losing matches against Sam Stosur and Kim Clijsters )
    The fact that this is a regular occurence at her home major but not so much at the non US majors may well be indicative of PED use ie no foreign customs for her and -more likely – her entourage to pass through

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  29. Hail says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    I am impressed that you have such insight into / knowledge of the decades-old internal politics of a tiny island, population <100,000.

    Williams was born in the United States

    If so, it could be precisely this detachment from the ‘homeland’ which might allow him to be sore about Grenada. It doesn’t have to reflect any real public opinion there; it is (could be, just proposing a possibility) more like political fantasizing about an identity one is not really part of but feels emotionally attached to. Think Obama here.

    Wiki quotes him as a self-described democratic socialist. Surely “sore about U.S. intervention” fits with the rest of his political persona.

    Consider this hypothetical: If Jumaane were around in 1983 as a 41-year-old (not as a 7-year-old), and if there was a prolonged debate over whether or not to invade Grenada, would he be for it or against it?

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  30. Hail says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    Nicaragua

    Good point.

    I a also recall the “Trump Bombs Syria to frighten North Korea” theory of last year; the two times Trump bombed Syria [Assad] were, thank God, were very small scale and low-investment/low-risk, but high-payoff in terms of symbolic of willingness to attack as perceived by larger threats.

    Their immediate concern was that American medical students would be taken hostage

    I am not familiar with the Grenada story perhaps as much as you, but were any students actually taken hostage? Why would a putschist junta backed by at most a few hundred armed men on an island situated not that far away from major U.S. military asserts — why would they take American students “hostage,” guaranteeing an intervention? Seems a pretty bad/irrational idea, and I doubt the Black colonel little-island Big Man was a crazed Ayatollah-type.

    The strategic and (especially) symbolic reasons for the intervention decision would seem, at a glance, to have been much more important. Governments always market things differently from their strategic thinking. Think the case of Gaddafi 2011, whom Washington overthrew — we are told — solely protect civilians. Nothing more to it!

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  31. Hail says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    IIRC, the Argentine Air Force lost about 1/3 of its planes warring for islands which had about 2,000 residents. Doesn’t sound like they had the best pilots.

    What you describe is a political/military leadership problem and unrelated to pilot skill.

    In no small part the Falklands turning out such a fiasco for the Argentines was due to Thatcher being in office. (Which leads me to wonder, Would the UK of the late 2010s and 2020s, under Theresa May or a comparable successor, fight a similar conflict to the Falklands? Maybe against White Argentina itself [and surely over the now-symbolic Falklands again, however unlikely]. But what if the opponents, who grabbed some small, no-name-recognition British possession island were Diverse?)

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  32. Hail says: • Website
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    If your name is ‘Jumaane’

    Name Meaning: “Born on Tuesday” in Swahili.

    But it turns out he was born on a Wednesday!

    .

    (Just kidding. Tuesday checks out. Why not call him Tuesday Williams?)

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