The TV queen got a lot of publicity mileage out of her accusations of racism from a Swiss store clerk who Oprah claimed wouldn’t show her a $38K handbag. It was fortuitous timing, since her first movie in years, The Butler, was about to open and has the theme of … racism.
When the clerk protested the veracity of the story, the Great Oprah backed off ever so slightly.
Plus, it appears that there may be a pattern in this behavior: in 2005 the TV diva made a similar accusation before the opening of the film Crash, produced by her company. Oprah complained about not being allowed into the Paris store Hermes, even though she arrived after closing time, and subsequently compared the experience to the theme of the movie — racism.
The official website of Bremgarten, a picturesque Swiss town of 6,430 residents located about 20 km (12 miles) from Zurich, bids visitors “a hearty welcome” and boasts of the “wide range of sports and leisure facilities” available in the community. But for two dozen new arrivals — and 130 more expected in the future — the town’s hospitality and its recreational options remain untested.
That’s because local authorities have announced last week that asylum seekers housed by the federal government in Bremgarten’s army barracks won’t be allowed to move around town freely or use the local swimming pool and other sports facilities. “For security reasons, we decided not to allow access to these areas,” the town’s mayor, Raymond Tellenbach, explained in a TV interview. He did not specify what sanctions, if any, would be imposed on those breaking the rule.
And Mario Gattiker, head of the Federal Office for Migration, told the Tages Anzeiger newspaper last week that the restrictions are meant to “prevent a situation where 50 asylum seekers all want to use a football pitch or the pool at once, which could lead to friction and resentment” from the locals.
Bremgarten’s decision has quickly drawn criticism from human-rights groups and incited accusations of racism, since the refugee center’s residents come from Africa and Asia. The announcement coincided with the news that an exclusive Zurich boutique refused to sell American media mogul Oprah Winfrey an expensive handbag last month, ostensibly because she is black — the store’s owner has denied that the incident was racist, calling it a “misunderstanding caused by the language barrier.” (Even though Switzerland’s tourist body apologized to Winfrey, Swiss animal-rights group Vier Pfoten, or Four Paws, criticized her for wanting to buy a $35,000 crocodile bag, saying she should have been aware of cruel methods used to obtain the skins of exotic animals.) Continue reading this article
LA’s most diverse sport is already pretty espanol, but now the owner of the team is accused of harassing non-Mexicans into quitting their jobs, and not just the players in the public eye, but office staff.
The case has taken the form of a lawsuit by the aggrieved American employee, since the Mexican billionaire owner of the team is apparently unwilling to comply with US law. Doesn’t Senor Jorge Vergara have a cadre of expensive attorneys whispering law facts into his ear?
Wait, hasn’t the soccer industry been pushing the sport in America as the cool new thing? Making it the Mex-only pursuit will limit the piles of dollars flowing in. Or perhaps richy rich hispanics think that all-Mexican equals diversity.
The strategy of a Mexican billionaire to ‘Mexicanize’ his Los Angeles Major League Soccer team in order to attract the local Mexican fan base has resulted in what one former employee calls “ethnic cleansing” of the team.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Cynthia Craig, former director of human resources for Chivas USA, alleges a culture of harassment and discrimination that ultimately caused her to leave the team.
Craig, who is African-American, says she was forced out of her job in July after, what her complaint alleges, was a prolonged period of harassment against her by team owner Jorge Vergara and Jose David, team president, because she was not Mexican nor could she speak Spanish. Continue reading this article
Given the worsening unrest in Egypt, Fox welcomed author Erick Stackelbeck to discuss the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the granddaddy of Islamic jihad activity in the modern era. Founded in 1928, the group is well organized and happy to further its aim of worldwide sharia governance by working within the existing political system, including considerable influence in the Obama administration.
Stakelbeck warns that the Suez Canal may be targeted by Islo-extremists who want to crash the world economy by blocking the movement of oil.
Right on schedule, the US-residing terrorists-in-suits at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) piped up with the suggestion that Obama “take steps” to protect the “pro-democracy” forces in Egypt — aka, the Muslim Brotherhood. Curiously, the Egyptian army is the most reasonable bunch in the backward sandlot of eighty million inhabitants.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on the Obama administration to take concrete steps to end the ongoing massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and to seek the restoration of democracy.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“CAIR joins all those who value freedom in strongly condemning today’s massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and calls for lifting the newly-imposed state of emergency and its inevitable denial of basic human rights. Those responsible for these horrific attacks on peaceful sit-ins must be held accountable and brought to justice.
“As we condemn the killing of peaceful protesters, we also condemn the reported attacks on Christian properties in Egypt and call for calm and national unity in the face of concerted campaigns to divide Egyptian society along religious and political lines. Continue reading this article
Our northern neighbor shows that do-gooder aspects of immigration needn’t be masochistic self-flagellation for the receiving country. By contrast, the United States of Obama is currently doing a doormat imitation by its reaction to a new invasion gimmick of demanding asylum using just the right complaint phrase, namely that the pesticans have a “fear of persecution.” Mexicans et al are mouthing the correct words, even though their situation is one of high crime, not state oppression.
By that standard, Chicagoans could claim asylum in welcoming welfare havens like Sweden or Britain.
Canada has reasonably determined that not all nations are gulags of torture and cruelty. Claimants from genuine totalitarian states are therefore accorded more credibility than likely moochers.
Interestingly, the article below observes that a number of Mexicans have been admitted under the new rules. Some Mexes — specifically police officers, government officials and journalists who have opposed the cartels — might be allowed entry given the criteria of genuine individual danger. But that Canadian policy is entirely different than the surrender to invasion happening now in the US Southwest.
Michael Coren, of Canada’s SunTV, defended the new policy from accusations of it being mean-spirited from the usual open-borders suspects and diversity cultists.
OTTAWA — Little more than six months after the government first unveiled a list of so-called “safe” countries considered to be unlikely producers of refugees, the number of asylum claims has dropped dramatically.
In total, Canada received half as many asylum claims in the first half of this year as it did during the same period last year — 4,558 compared to 10,375.
Between January and June of this year, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) received just 104 claims from Hungary — once the chief producer of asylum seekers, many of them Roma, and a particular concern for the federal government which has argued many of them are illegitimate and merely abusing the system.
During the same period last year, Canada received 13 times as many claims from Hungary — 1,389 of them to be exact.
Meanwhile, 68 claims from Mexico — another mega producer of refugee claimants — were referred to the IRB during the first six months of this year. During the same period last year, Canada received 224. Continue reading this article
The Little Prince from Cuba has returned, tippy-toeing back into the immigration debate after major rebuffs from concerned citizens who don’t like Washington giving their country away to lawbreaking invasive foreigners. Schumer’s poodle is now trying to convince the public that enacting amnesty the legislative way is a swell strategy to thwart the overreach of the imperial president.
America’s job-creating engine has been largely shut down by the President’s anti-business regulations and Obamacare, yet the government plans to import tens of millions of excess workers in the near term for non-existent jobs. How is this a workable plan?
Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that President Obama may allow many undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. by executive action if Congress fails to pass an immigration reform bill.
Rubio (R-Fla.) has remained relatively quiet since he helped pass a major immigration bill through the Senate in June. The legislation would legalize undocumented immigrants in exchange for border security and enforcement provisions.
But now he’s reemerging with a new message for conservatives who have criticized his efforts and don’t want to see immigration reform pass: Congress can pass a bill with both border security and legalization, or they can sit on their hands and Obama could offer legal status to undocumented immigrants by himself.
“I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order as he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen,” Rubio said in an interview Tuesday on WFLA Radio’s “The Morning Show with Preston Scott.” Just over a year ago, President Obama enacted his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary relief from deportation for certain young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Over 400,000 individuals have benefitted from the program, according to government data. Continue reading this article
The loud leftist press continues to hammer Rep. Steve King about his statement that many more drug smugglers than valedictorians would be amnestied under the DREAM aspect of the big freebie legislation. Once lib scribblers agree upon an easily defined target to vilify, they are sharks smelling blood.
King stated that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
If King had used a sports metaphor, he might have been better off. If he had said “calves the size of soccer balls” it would have avoided images of hispanic agricultural pickers, which the amnesty hustlers hate with a passion. Raza types want to promote the false idea of hispanic scholastic achievers being the norm rather than the exception. The same message is attempted by DREAMer kiddies wearing graduation outfits whenever they are mooching amnesty or begging for a free college education.
In what became a heated argument, Rep. Steve King on Sunday once again defended his controversial remarks about drug smugglers among immigrants who could be legalized under the DREAM Act, setting off a tense exchange with Republican strategist Ana Navarro.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Iowa Republican was asked to a respond to a his remarks that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
King said his statements were accurate and have been misconstrued.
“My numbers have not been debunked. I said valedictorians compared to people who would be legalized under the act that are drug smugglers coming across the border. My characterization was exclusively to drug smugglers,” King said.
Host David Gregory said the remark had been debunked in that it was impossible to know how many valedictorians or drug smugglers would be involved in the DREAM Act.
“Then, what’s their number? How many valedictorians do they suggest? And I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the drug smugglers,” King said. “For this to be characterized by Dick Durbin as valedictorians, I’m telling the American people that I recognize that. … But this proposes to legalize a lot of people that will include the people who are drug smugglers up to the age of 35.” Continue reading this article
Mexican invader pests are flooding the border with a new gimmick to get in, and naturally the Obama administration is on board (if not the source of the scam). The gate-crashers claim asylum because they are scaredy-scared of Mexican drug violence: all the flockers have to do is say the magic keywords that they have a “credible fear of persecution.”
Incidentally, not all regions of Mexico are overrun with drug gangs. For instance, Yucatan’s “Mayan Riviera” is booming and offers jobs and safety to willing workers. Fearful Mexes could easily scurry to a safer area within their own wealthy nation (#14 in GDP!).
EXCLUSIVE: A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S.
Documents obtained exclusively by Fox News show Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of recently arrived families to relieve overcrowding inside the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Calif., processing centers. Some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts. “Duties include intake, placements, transports and release of family groups and unaccompanied minors,” according to a memo obtained by Fox News.
The surge has raised suspicions about what is driving the influx, amid claims that illegal immigrants have learned they can attempt to get asylum by using a few key words — namely, by claiming they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels.
“This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” said former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez. “It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”
Sources say one day last week, 200 border-crossers came through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry claiming asylum while and as many as 550 overflowed inside the processing center there and in nearby San Ysidro.
“People were sleeping on floors – they had nowhere to put them,” said one source, a long-time border agent and supervisor. “This shouldn’t be happening. Unless there is an immediate and well-publicized policy change, this situation will become another debacle.”
At a hotel near San Diego — which Fox News agreed not to identify for security reasons — ICE vans arrived several times over the weekend with immigrant families. They were escorted to the second floor by two armed, uniformed agents. Two border agents secured the entrance and side door.
Documents obtained by Fox News show that recently on a single day, dozens of illegal immigrants were being transferred to an area hotel where rooms cost $99 a night. Others were released to addresses in Texas, Florida and even Brooklyn, N.Y.
ICE sources say the addresses are almost always bogus. When they don’t show up for court, they are removed by an immigration judge in absentia.
Most of the immigrants came from Mexico, but others listed their native country as Haiti, Romania, Guatemala and Iraq. Some were over age 50, others were under a year old. Thirty were transported to a hotel. Seventy were released around the country. Continue reading this article
Like numerous conservative outlets, the Daily Caller has smacked actor Matt Damon as a hypocrite for putting his kids in private school after being a loudmouth for public schools. A Hollywood liberal who is a phony and doesn’t follow his own stated beliefs?? What a surprise.
Damon made the choice during his move from New York City to Los Angeles. Perhaps he realized that LA has a special kind of intense diversity that may not present a valuable educational experience for Hollywood elite kiddies. One fact is revealed in the Los Angeles Unified School District fact sheet for 2011-2012 — the percentage of white students does not even reach 10 percent, while hispanics number almost three-quarters.
The LAUSD is a behemoth territory encompassing 710 square miles serving all of the city of Los Angeles plus part or all of a couple dozen other communities, with an enrollment of 920,000 and a budget of $6.6 billion for 2011-12.
Another measure of diverse scholastic failure is illustrated by the chart showing that 44 percent of adult hispanics in the city of Los Angeles do not have even a high school education, the second worst level in the nation. The chart is a little confusing as a stand-alone, but it does clearly mean hispanics in the original 2012 Pew study, Characteristics of the 60 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Hispanic Population.
Los Angeles is a stew of hispanic diversity failure, from school dropouts to gang crime. Damon has said the schools aren’t “progressive” enough, which they most certainly are at least according to their diversity, which is definitely a progressive value.
Matt Damon fervently supports American public schools and increased funding for American public schools. Strangely, however, he has chosen not to send any of his four children to the schools he loves so much.
The mega-wealthy, left-wing actor divulged his decision in a weekend interview with a British newspaper, reports the Daily Mail. He was promoting a new science-fiction movie, “Elysium.”
Perhaps the most delicious part of the story is Damon’s wacky rationale: he says public schools just aren’t sufficiently “progressive” to suit his politics.
Damon, 42, is moving to Los Angeles from New York. Just like millions of Americans, except in the completely opposite way, he claimed he doesn’t “have a choice” when it comes private schooling.
It’s not enough for Obama & Co. that they may be on the brink of importing a mass population of future Democrats (i.e. 46 million in 20 years according to the CBO), but a recent project is to welcome thousands of Syrians as refugees. What could possibly go wrong?
The refugee system has been a handy doorway for enemies to gain entrance to stupid-generous America. One example: after a couple of Iraqi refugees were found to be pursuing jihad, the government rescreened 58,000 now residing in the US who had been recently admitted without adequate investigation.
The fear of jihadists using America’s permissive refugee program is well founded and has even been noticed in Washington. Last December the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing titled Terrorist Exploitation of Refugee Programs. Chairman Patrick Meehan noted in his opening statement that “intelligence indicates that the threat posed by refugees with ties to al Qaeda is much broader than was previously believed.” But the bureaucrats promise to do better in the future, for sure!
With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.
The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.
Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.
“Referrals will come within the next four months. We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks,” Kelly Clements, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, tells The Cable. Continue reading this article
Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity on Thursday to emphasize the defeat of the Senate immigration bill, remarking, “Remember Americans, the most important thing is stopping amnesty!” She takes the message consistently to that Fox News show, perhaps because Hannity has required severe retraining after coming out strong for amnesty soon after the Romney defeat.
Hannity had accepted the bogus idea of consultants and other Republican leaders (like RNC Chair Reince Priebus) that illegal alien coddling was necessary for Republican electoral success in the immigration-caused new demographics. In fact, there was only 4 percent difference in hispanic votes for amnesty promoter John McCain (31%) in 2008 and pro-enforcement candidate Mitt Romney (27%) in 2012. (See chart from Pew Research.)
It’s good that Coulter and a few others are stepping up to the plate. Amnesty is the disappearing issue, from Fox News to talk radio. Mickey Kaus wrote a blog the other day titled, If Amnesty Wins, Blame Cruz, but a better choice for that label might be radio conservative Rush Limbaugh, who only talks about immigration when a caller brings it up. It looks like the guy has given up on saving the country and his show is just going through the motions. Limbaugh can’t afford to hang up his spurs and lose millions of dollars, so he keeps up the rap, smacking easy targets like Obama, but neglecting to engage on amnesty even during August, the month of important town halls across America. His urging for concerned citizens to show up could make a difference, but he’s running on snooze mode. In a 2006 radio interview, Limbaugh challenged Vice President Cheney about hundreds of millions of immigrants being admitted under pending legislation, but now the passion is worn down. Only the El Rushbo persona remains.
Fortunately, we still have a few patriots on air like Laura Ingraham, an attorney who read the Senate bill and speaks against amnesty often, and Mark Levin who remains fierce in defending liberty from foreign invaders and their treasonous facilitators.
In fact, he now says he loves the United States, regretting his attempted attack, and convinced the judge of his change of heart such that he got only 30 years in the slammer rather than life. Apparently the judge didn’t know that lying to infidels for Islam is encouraged by the religion, a practice called Taqiyya. Speaking truthfully is required only when conversing with other Muslims.
The man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank Building in lower Manhattan has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
“I’m ashamed. I’m lost. I tried to do a terrible thing. I alone am responsible for what I’ve done. Please forgive me,” Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis said during his sentencing Friday in Brooklyn federal court.
Judge Carol Bagely Amon accepted his remorse as genuine, but added that there’s no doubt Nafis intended to bring down the Federal Reserve Bank building and kill everyone in it, along with scores of innocent people on the outside, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.
This story is all too common: a previously arrested (but not deported) drunk driving illegal alien takes the life of an innocent American. Had the government repatriated Osvaldo Cerda after his several marijuana arrests, he wouldn’t have been here to kill Heather VanHoozer, a 24-year-old nursing student.
Below, the VanHoozer family in happier times: parents Alan and Debra with Heather in the center. Heather was killed by a drunk driving illegal alien a year ago.
A local TV report discussed the illegal alien aspect, unlike too many news accounts when the perps are border-jumping foreigners.
Like many average citizens faced with a preventable death at the hands of a foreigner who should have been deported, the VanHoozers are shocked and surprised that their government did so little to protect their family. But in the new globalized America, foreign lawbreakers have more rights than upstanding citizens.
Every morning before work, and every evening after work, Alan and Debra VanHoozer stop at the cemetery on Garland Road.
The headstone is just a few feet away from away busy street. It is inscribed with three names: Alan, Debra and Heather.
It’s just not right that their daughter was the first to be buried.
“There’s nothing worse… nothing worse a parent can go through,” Alan VanHoozer said.
Heather VanHoozer died 11 months ago in a terrible crash on Centerville Road in Garland. She was 24 years old.
Police said Osvaldo Cerda, then 18, was drunk when he T-boned the car of Heather’s boyfriend. According to the police report, even after the crash, a witness saw Cerda put a beer can to his mouth, then toss it down and crush it before running away.
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