Friday, March 07, 2014
By Nicholas Stix
Will isn’t literally a public charge; our tax dollars, so far as I know, don’t go towards supporting him. But he is, nonetheless, a burden on the Republic. He punches out 50,000 or so words per year in his columns, and spouts many more on TV, and while he is still literate, the man has nothing of value to say. Or rather, as Paul Nachman points out, Will’s occasional insight is buried in putrid nonsense.
“George Will Says Something Useful, but Blink and You'll Miss It.”
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
A tip ‘o the hate to Ex-Army Libertarian Nationalist.
I am Woman, See Me Whore! Duke University Prostitute-Porno Performer Miriam Weeks-Belle Knox is a Doctor’s Daughter and Women’s Studies Major, Who Asserts that She was Forced to Whore, in Order to Pay for College, and Wants to be a Civil Rights Lawyer-Hero to Other Prostitutes; Her Story Stinks Like Week-Old Fish, but the New York Daily News is Giving Her Priceless, Unquestioning, Free PR
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
This publicity blitz—with the full collaboration of the MSM, not to mention feminazi bloggers—is all about money. She’s surely looking for book and movie deals, to become a highly paid public speaker, and to be able to charge much more for her pornography services. My impression is that sdhe wasn’t a “star” in any cosmos, prior to her campaign.
Note that the New York Daily News, in addition to being pc, has apparently either fired all its copyeditors and proofreaders, or only has affirmative action hires. “One of the best university's [sic] in the nation”? “Becoming quite popularity [sic] with the student body”?
By Nancy Dillon
New York Daily News
Belle Knox revealed her identity as the Duke University porn star who is making waves on campus — and becoming quite popularity [sic] with the student body.
An 18-year-old Duke University student, suddenly the most popular freshman on campus, is looking for a little more financial aid under the sheets.
Belle Knox, with a dozen skin-flicks under her belt, was back in Los Angeles on Wednesday preparing for another porn casting call. The budding porn star — featured in films like “Lick My Lips” and “How Do You Like It?” — hopes to screw her way all the way to graduation.
“I really enjoy sex, and I’ve always loved watching porn, so it just seemed like I could pay my way through college doing something I really love doing,” Knox, a women’s studies and sociology major, told the Daily News.
Tuition at the North Carolina school runs about $47,000 a year. The petite brunette said her family was supposed to pay for school. When that didn’t work out, she considered taking out loans, but she didn’t want to strap her family with debt. She says she wasn’t eligible for government loans and typical student jobs just didn’t pay enough.
[“When that didn’t work out”? Her father’s reportedly a doctor, for crying out loud! He could easily pay her tuition, and her loans. Here’s what I suspect happened. She was already a working girl, and her family cut her off. That’s certainly more believable that her cover story.]
“I didn’t feel like I had a lot of options,” she said.
It was November and holiday break was approaching. Then it hit her.
[This is garbage. Who had paid her tuition? She claims not to have had any money from home, loans, financial aid, or jobs. This story stinks on so many levels.]
“I literally just Googled, ‘How to be a porn star.’ It came up with all these modeling agencies, and I literally just sent in my pictures and my height and weight,” she recalled. “I was getting calls literally within days, with people saying they really wanted me.”
She hopped a plane to Los Angeles a month later and immediately started her career as “Lauren.”
“Within two days of meeting people here, I was shooting. The first porn I did was absolutely nerve-racking because it was really weird to have a photographer watch me have sex. I was super self-conscious, but then I just got into it,” she said.
Belle Knox — her porn name — wouldn’t say how much she makes per film, but she has no problems paying her bills. In addition to financial freedom, she’s found comfort within the industry.
“The rhetoric that you hear is that pornography is bad, and it’s degrading to women. So I was almost expecting people to take advantage of me. But the people I met were all sweet, professional people,” she said.
Asked what her family thinks of her new career, Knox declined to answer.
[In other words, they're disgusted with her.]
“I’m leaving my family out of this, but they are aware of what I do,” she said.
They still want her to be a lawyer, she conceded, and she has no plan to let them down.
“I want to be a women’s rights or civil rights lawyer. Maybe start a foundation for sex workers,” she said. [Yeah, maybe. Right. She’ll say whatever sounds the most pc to her MSM and academic supporters.]
Several blogs identified her as Miriam Weeks, the daughter of a doctor in Spokane, Wash. She revealed herself on the website xoJane.com Tuesday after a male friend spilled her secret to members of the Duke fraternity he was pledging. [Shouldn’t that be “sorority”?]
She has no shame.
“I think it’s hard for people to understand the people who do pornography,” she said. “They’re not always desperate or drug addicted. Some of them really, really enjoy their jobs.”
Is Elizabeth Munoz a Serial Killer? Hispanic El Paso Woman Allegedly Murdered Her Second Boyfriend in Six Years; Why was She Free?
By Nicholas Stix
I thank the Texas reader who sent me this article, remarking,
“A 33-year-old woman convicted of fatally stabbing her common-law husband seven years ago was arrested Sunday night for allegedly stabbing to death her boyfriend during the weekend at a Lower Valley public housing complex.”
All the dirt poor border Mexicans live in "public" housing.
Guess who pays for this "public" housing?
Affirmative action I: Senorita Munoz is either here illegally—the El Paso Times wouldn’t mention her citizenship status—or she benefited from a previous amnesty. Everyone with a Spanish name in border town El Paso who isn’t some kind of grandee is either illegal or an amnesty beneficiary.
Affirmative action II: When Munoz murdered her boyfriend, Francisco Arceo, 24, she was charged and convicted only of aggravated assault, instead of murder, and did minimal jail time.
Affirmative action III: She was jailed under a measly $250,000 bond for her second alleged murder.
El Paso woman suspected of killing boyfriend with tattoo instrument
Court records show she was convicted of killing common-law husband in 2007
By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
Posted: 3/04/2014 12:13:28 A.M. MST
El Paso Times
A 33-year-old woman convicted of fatally stabbing her common-law husband seven years ago was arrested Sunday night for allegedly stabbing to death her boyfriend during the weekend at a Lower Valley public housing complex.
El Paso police detectives arrested Elizabeth Muñoz on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Raul Robles, 31, on Saturday at the Alvarez apartments, 8247 N. Loop, officials said. Court documents stated that Muñoz allegedly killed Robles by stabbing him in the neck with a tattoo instrument.
About 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police responding to a fight call found Robles bleeding from the neck and laying on the ground behind an apartment, according to a complaint affidavit filed by a detective. Robles, who lived in Chaparral, was taken to Del Sol Medical Center where he died of his wounds.
The complaint affidavit stated that witnesses had seen Robles and Muñoz, who was described as his girlfriend, having an argument and fighting before the stabbing. A witness saw three men assault Robles.
"However, once the victim (Robles) was on the ground and unconscious, the defendant (Muñoz) approached the victim and began to stab the victim numerous times with an unknown object," the affidavit stated. "Another witness observed the defendant standing over the victim as he laid on the ground bleeding."
The affidavit stated that Muñoz allegedly admitted to detectives that she stabbed Robles twice on the neck with a tattoo instrument that he owned. The document does not say what the pair were arguing about.
Muñoz, of the 200 block of North Davis Drive, was jailed under a $250,000 bond. [A convicted killer accused of her second murder, and only $250,000? The part-black Oregon guy accused of molesting boys was jailed on $1.7 million bond.] A police spokesman said Muñoz [sic] photo was not released because the investigation continues into what is El Paso's second homicide of the year.
It is not the first time that Muñoz, who is listed on jail records as being 5 feet, 1 inch tall and 136 pounds, is accused of killing a man.
In September 2007, Muñoz used a knife to fatally stab her common-law husband, Francisco Arceo, 24, during a fight at their home on Clark Street in Central El Paso, according to court records.
El Paso Times archives report Muñoz was initially arrested on a murder charge in Arceo's death. A grand jury indicted her on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
[But that’s ridiculous. Ag assault is for an extremely violent attack, usually with a weapon, which the victim survives. Let me guess: The grand jury was packed with sympathetic Mexicans. Although, when it comes down to it, white women are also pretty much useless as jurors.]
The case was prosecuted by the El Paso County Attorney's Office because of a possible conflict of interest because the District Attorney's Office had prosecuted a case were [sic] Muñoz was allegedly a victim of domestic violence.
In December 2008, Muñoz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with deadly weapon and was sentenced by Judge Patrick Garcia to five years in state prison.
[Of which she served how much time? Maybe two years?]
Daniel Borunda may be reached at 546-6102.
A Reader Writes of the Seattle Times’ Coverage of a Hate Crime: “White People Have Collectively Gone Mad”
[Re: “Hate Crime in Seattle: Black ‘Teen’ Byron White Murders White David L. Peterson, 54; Pathetic Eloi Widow Has Already Forgiven Her Husband’s Murderer, and Other Eloi are Focusing on ‘Gun Violence’; Seattle Times Shut Down All Commenting, Lied About It, and Covered Up Killer’s Identity.”
By Jay Santos
This is astonishing. The Seattle Times describes the negro killer as, "...a decorated member of the Ballard High football team" and later goes on to state "The teen played on the school’s varsity football team, listed as a 6-foot-2, 190-pound linebacker and tight end. He was an All-KingCo Conference linebacker as a senior."
Why haven't they given us more details about his football skill? Maybe yards run, tackles made? How fast did he run the 100 meter? Did he also play basketball? If you follow such things, you would recall that after Delbert Belton's murder by two young negroes in Spokane, Washington, the Chief of Police there, Frank Straub, praised one of the killers for having “been involved in basketball.”
White people have collectively gone mad. They spend so much time admiring negro sports performance, that they have gone insane.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Not Martin Luther King Jr.: Stanford’s Business School Has for the First Time Stripped a Graduate of His MBA Degree Because He was Admitted Under “False Pretenses”
By A Texas Reader
For the first time ever, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business today (March 5) confirmed that he had stripped a 2003 graduate of his MBA degree because he was admitted to the school's MBA program under "false pretenses."
The decision to nullify the degree of hedge fund trader Mathew Martoma follows his conviction last month of insider trading charges. "Martoma does not have a Stanford MBA," confirmed Stanford GSB spokesperson Barbara Buell.
The school ostensibly did not strip the former employee of SAC Capital Advisors of the degree because of his Feb. 6th conviction, however, but rather because he failed to disclose that he was thrown out of Harvard Law School for doctoring his grade transcript and sending the forged document to federal judges in search of a job….
Any white folks left at Stanford? [N.S.: A wikithug has censored the picture of Martoma/Thomas.]
I plugged “Marie Mookini” into a search engine, and it brought up this Linkedin page.
fraudulently obtained D.D.
[Previously, at WEJB/NSU:
“See ‘Belle Knox,’ Duke’s Porn Star Student, Who Adds Yet More Luster to the Reign of President Richard “Dick” Brodhead.”]
By Nicholas Stix
Until yesterday, I’d never heard of porno performer and prostitute (NSFW!) “Belle Knox,” and would have been happy to remain in that state of blissful ignorance. But Miss “Knox” is also a publicity whore, who in a stunt, “revealed” her fake identity. (I realize that to be a porno performer is to literally be a prostitute, but Miss Weeks actually worked for, and is still listed by a prostitution service.)
It doesn’t work that way, sweetie. As my reader-researcher Jerry notes,
My decision to do porn was a "private" one? I was "outed"?
Are you serious lady?
Her face and body is revealed to a public (paying) audience and she's concerned about her "privacy"?
Who does she think she's kidding?
When you engage in a commercial enterprise such as pornography there is no "privacy". It's public, people recognize your face and your name goes public. It can't be helped. OK, maybe it's all a publicity ploy on her part but that anyone can say such nonsense with a straight face is surreal. Jerry
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:53:00 PM EST
I thank my colleague, Federale Federale, for the information:
Her real, real name is Miriam Weeks. So, not so brave announcing only her stage name. And if she is so proud of porn why not her real name?
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:31:00 PM EST
Weeks is now depicting herself as a feminist heroine. The feminist as “proud” prostitute who “reveals” herself, except that she doesn’t? Yeah, that sounds about right.
The Black Jerry Sandusky? Oregon Man, Johnathan Richard Black, 39, Charged with Raping “a Parade of Young Boys” in His Home
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
I thank my reader-researcher Jerry for this story. He writes,
The black Sandusky?
Next time you get into a debate with a Afroracist who says something like, "It's all you whiteys I see f*ing them little boys," you can send them this story. Of course, the perp being black, the news coverage won't go beyond some local reporting but here's the story.
Wash. Co. man accused of luring, abusing boys By Cornelius Swart
Posted on March 4, 2014 at 4:14 P.M.
Updated yesterday at 8:33 A.M.
HILLSBORO, Ore. – A Bethany man turned himself into authorities Sunday and was charged with multiple counts of sex abuse, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies believe Johnathan Richard Black, 39, lured a parade of young boys to his family’s home and took advantage of them.
Black turned himself in to Washington County authorities on Sunday after a warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.
Black has been charged with 17 counts, including sex abuse, luring a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana to a minor. He was held on $1.7 million bail.
Investigators think there are more victims and hope they will come forward, too. The investigation began last year. Deputies said they think Black, a husband and a father, groomed at least five victims, boys 12 years old and up, and lured them into his Bethany home where the crimes occurred.
Investigators told KGW Tuesday that there was a “high likelihood” more victims could come forward and stated that they had already spoken with some potential victims.
”We’re really reaching out to parents whose children may have been in contact with him [Black],” said Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Ray said they believed the abuses have been going on for a long time. For more than five years in some cases.
The news came as a shock in Black’s community. ”I think that’s terrible, it’s really scary,” said one neighbor who wished to remain anonymous.
”You just never know who’s around in the neighborhood or passing through.”
The Beaverton School District said it was aware of Black's arrest and was working closely with the sheriff's office.
If you have any information about the case, you’re urged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
CPAC’s Dr. Grassroots and Mr. Astroturf Conference: WEJB/NSU Sends Its Condolences to Ann Coulter and Peter Brimelow
My VDARE editor, “the evil Peter Brimelow,” writes that this year’s CPAC has “much tighter ideological control. But also price-gouging.” See here and here.
My Christian identical twin sister, Ann Coulter. We were separated at birth. (She doesn’t even know about it.) The only way you can tell us apart is by listening: She’s the funny one. Yeah, God played a joke on us, by making the Christian the comic. Anyway, she’s relegated to a debate this year at CPAC, rather than being a keynote speaker.
Hate Crime in Seattle: Black “Teen” Byron White Murders White David L. Peterson, 54; Pathetic Eloi Widow Has Already Forgiven Her Husband’s Murderer, and Other Eloi are Focusing on “Gun Violence”; Seattle Times Shut Down All Commenting, Lied About It, and Covered Up Killer’s Identity
No, not this Byron White! Above and below: shots of late Heisman Trophy runner-up and Supreme Court justice Byron “Whizzer” White
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
These are Stepford people, right? They’re robots that just look like people. Once they start talking, they give themselves away.
Thanks to reader-researcher “W,” who writes,
Here we go again. A white adult is killed for his cell-phone by an Afro-teen. But the widow has already forgiven her husband’s murderer and other local whites are focusing on “gun violence.” The Seattle area is becoming increasingly unfriendly to whites guilty of minding their own business.The title is morally obscene. The only circumstances under which an editor could properly write a headline saying, “Two women share grief over Greenwood slaying,” would be if, say, one woman was the vic’s wife, and the other was his daughter, sister, or mother.
I sought to post the following comment:
Alleged reporter, Christine Clarridge, gives a textbook example of “sensitive” crime propaganda. The black perp’s family is put on the same moral plane as the vic’s, something that is never done in the extremely rare case of white-on-black violence. The point, of course,is to put the black killer on the same moral plane as his white victim. We hear of “gun violence,” rather than racist black violence.
I have to believe that aspiring propagandists are taught to do this is in propaganda, er, J-school.
And by the way, who paid for the killer’s airline ticket?
But I couldn’t. Although the story initially appeared 39 hours ago, the Seattle Times either blocked all commenting, or permitted some before sending them all down the memory hole, and then lied, with the following statement in the comments section:
Comments: Two women share grief over Greenwood slaying
The slaying of David L. Peterson on Feb. 23 has left two families devastated: the victim’s and the suspected killer’s.
This thread is closed. All threads are automatically closed after 72 hours.
No comments have been posted.
That’s a bald-faced lie. Based on my experience reading similar stories in the Times, I can guarantee you that scores of people either posted comments, or sought to.
But it gets better. The Seattle Times refused to publish the name or picture of confessed murderer Byron White, not to be confused with late Heisman Trophy runner-up and Supreme Court Justice Byron “Whizzer” White.
Originally published March 3, 2014 at 9:55 P.M. | Page modified March 4, 2014 at 10:12 A.M.
The slaying of David L. Peterson on Feb. 23 has left two families devastated: the victim’s and the suspected killer’s.
By Christine Clarridge
David L. Peterson was shot to death Feb. 23 during a robbery.
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The two Seattle women are heartbroken: one because her husband of more than 20 years has been slain; the other because her son is accused of the murder.
On the same day David L. Peterson’s suspected killer — a 17-year-old Ballard High School student — was ordered held in detention for investigation of homicide, the most important women in their lives were expressing compassion and sorrow for each other’s family.
“I feel heartbroken for his family,” said Kimberly Dawn Pettigrew Peterson. “I’ve known now for a week and now his mother and his family is just finding out about this. I’m sure they are heartbroken themselves.”
Pettigrew Peterson, the widow of David Peterson, 54, said that as a mother and a person of faith she has forgiven her husband’s killer and feels nothing but grief for his family.
The teen’s mother, Yvette Watkins, acknowledged she knows little about the allegations, but said her son had been a good and respectful student from a two-parent household who had been taught the difference between right and wrong.
She said he had taken a turn for the worst over the couple of months, but she had not seen this coming. Contrary to media reports, she said he was not homeless.
“Our heart goes out to the Peterson family. They have been torn apart,” Watkins said. “And we’ve been torn apart, too. A piece of my heart has been snatched out of my chest.”
Her son, a decorated member of the Ballard High football team, is accused of shooting Peterson in the chest while stealing his cellphone during a Feb. 23 confrontation on a Greenwood street. He was arrested Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he was about to board a flight for Atlanta, Seattle police say in an affidavit of probable cause that outlines the case against the suspected shooter.
The boy told police after his arrest that he did the shooting, according to the affidavit.
During a detention hearing Monday at the King County Juvenile Detention Center, the boy waived his appearance as a judge found probable cause to order him held until a decision is made on charges. Dan Donohoe, spokesman for King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, said charges are expected to be filed Wednesday.
Under state law 17-year-old suspects facing serious, violent offenses can be charged automatically in adult court.
The Seattle Times generally does not name juvenile suspects unless they’ve been charged in adult court.
According to the affidavit, Peterson had gone for a routine walk on Feb. 23, a Sunday evening,
When Peterson was near the intersection of North 85th Street and First Avenue Northwest around 8:30 p.m., police say the 17-year-old tried to rob him of his cellphone. Peterson refused to give up the phone and called 911 as the teen walked away, the document says.
When the teen heard Peterson calling, he allegedly returned and shot Peterson in the chest once, then took the phone, according to the affidavit.
Peterson was dead on the ground, and several witnesses identified the teen as the killer.
Seattle police originally said they were searching for three suspects — two black males and a white female — who had been seen running from the area.
Just before Peterson was killed, Susan Zielinski, a waitress at the nearby restaurant the Baranof, said three people — two black males and a white female — came into the restaurant just before closing and asked for a to-go order. She said that while she was looking away the three grabbed a drop bag of cash from the register and ran off.
Zielinski told KING-TV she believes the 17-year-old shooting suspect was one of the three people who stole the cash.
Police said Monday they are no longer looking for additional suspects in Peterson’s slaying.
“Detectives talked to the other two and determined we have the shooter,” Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said.
On Friday, Seattle police served a search warrant at a home in the 9000 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest after learning the suspect had run there after the shooting. Lead detective Cloyd Steiger told KIRO radio that police had learned the teen “had run to that house after the shooting and the gun, at one point, was hidden there.”
Steiger said the gun has not been recovered.
Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Whipple confirmed the teen suspect was enrolled at Ballard High. She said counselors have been made available for students who wish to discuss the shooting or the arrest.
The teen played on the school’s varsity football team, listed as a 6-foot-2, 190-pound linebacker and tight end. He was an All-KingCo Conference linebacker as a senior.
At his memorial service last weekend, Peterson, a former soldier [an Army veteran], was remembered as a man of faith; someone with strong opinions, but who delivered them kindly, according to the officiating minister Dale Amundson.
According to Amundson, Peterson’s widow said they met when they both worked at a gas station in San Diego and she described him as a “doer.” If he was moved to help someone, he did so with something tangible, a meal or a coat, she told Amundson.
“He always had a smile on his face and wanted to make people leave feeling good,” Amundson said.
Peterson’s widow, Pettigrew Peterson, and his brother attended Monday’s court hearing at the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
“I think it’s my responsibility to my brother and his family,” said Greg Peterson of Minnesota. “It’s a very significant tragedy in our life, and we’re not just going to walk away from this.”
Christine Clarridge can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-464-8983.
Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.
See “Belle Knox,” Duke’s Porn Star Student, Who Adds Yet More Luster to the Reign of President Richard “Dick” Brodhead
Photo: TwitterModal Trigger
By Nicholas Stix
First of all, the young woman in question has not revealed herself, since she has only given her performing name. Second, if you want to see more, you can, but not here. Having seen clinical photos, I can say that Miss “Knox” is neither attractive nor sexy. Then again, I could say the same or most actresses, whether “stars” or porno players.
She wrote, “Today, I am choosing to reveal my porn identity to the world. My name is Belle Knox, and I wear my Scarlet Letter with pride.”
She’s full of crap. She didn’t reveal her real identity. This was nothing but a business move. But I have to say that it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving place, or to a more deserving college president, in Richard Brodhead. Brodhead is assured of going down in school history as the president who is indelibly associated with prostitutes, strippers, porn stars and persecution of the innocent—and deservedly so!
March 4, 2014 | 5:57 p.m.
New York Post
The Duke porn star has come out from under the covers.
The university freshman — who bared her skin in blue movies to pay for college — bared her soul Tuesday in an online column in which she posted her picture and revealed her stage name as Belle Knox.
She wrote about how she has been bullied on campus since word of her racy part-time job spread.
“My decision to do porn to pay for college was a private one I made, and then I was outed to my university classmates by another Duke student who had seen me on the Internet a few months ago,” Knox wrote on the XO Jane website. “He proceeded to reveal who I was to the entire Greek system . . . I started to be harassed. He started to be applauded.”
Knox first sparked controversy when she posted an anonymous column on the Jane site last month, talking about how she worked as a porn actress while attending the prestigious North Carolina school.
In today’s revealing story, Knox says she was heavily criticized online for not going the full monty with her identity in the February article.
She also talked about how people had posted messages online saying she should be “raped” and calling on her to “slit her wrists.”
She complained about a double standard under which women who act in porn are shamed but men who watch it are not.
“You want to see me naked. And then you want to judge me for letting you see me naked.”
[N.S.: No one wants to see you naked, dear. You have no sex appeal whatsoever.]
She ended by saying: “Today, I am choosing to reveal my porn identity to the world. My name is Belle Knox, and I wear my Scarlet Letter with pride.”
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
(Late 1999, or early 2000)
The rumors of the death of remediation at the City University of New York (CUNY) have been greatly exaggerated.
On November 22, 1999, the New York State Board of Regents approved, 9-6, with one abstention, a plan by the CUNY Board of Trustees to gradually eliminate remediation at CUNY’s eight senior colleges between now and 2002. Remediation would still be available at the system’s seven community colleges at all times, and at its ten senior colleges between semesters.
With 19 campuses and 200,000 students, CUNY is the nation’s largest, and was once its finest, system of urban higher education. In 1970, however, the remedial revolution established a beachhead at CUNY, from where it stormed the country.
The current remediation reform plan was originally to have been implemented beginning in Fall 1998 (and was then implemented at Baruch College), but was held up by racial demagoguery, lawsuits, and bureaucratic ploys.
On one side of the conflict are those who, in the name of “civil rights,” publicly demand the continuation of the policy of “open admissions”—and accompanying mass remediation at all undergraduate CUNY campuses—which since 1970 has guaranteed every New York City high school graduate admission to a CUNY campus. On the other side are those who, in the name of “standards,” seek to limit remediation to CUNY’s two-year campuses.
Radical remediationists have shouted down (“Racist!” “Fascist!”) the few CUNY professors who had the nerve to criticize remediation in public testimony.
And then there were the lies. In an op-ed essay in the March 24, 1998 New York Daily News, Dennis M. Walcott, the president and CEO of the Urban League, a social welfare organization, claimed that only 20 percent of CUNY’s students overall, and only 10 percent of its senior college students, required remediation. In fact, over 70 percent of CUNY’s 200,000-strong student body, including 68 percent at senior colleges and 89 percent at community colleges, then required remediation in writing, reading, math, or a combination of the three.
According to City College’s Mina Shaughnessy (1924-1978), the patron saint of the “basic (remedial) writing” movement, “basic writers’” compositions, while seemingly illiterate, really are literate, at a certain level. In her 1977 book, Errors and Expectations, Shaughnessy gave examples of typical basic writing essays, such as the following:
“But many colleges have night classes so you could have worked and gone to college also pay for your education although some other programs to help pay on some where you don’t pay or some where you don’t pay at all so you were lazy.”
That was back in the good ol’ days.
The following example is a complete essay from one of my own CUNY students, in 1995:
“I am going to college, to learn a profession for my future, My major is computer Science.
“In this moments is difficult, to someone get a good job.
“it is Important. you go to school to learn, because you finish major. After that do you get a good job, in Important company. They pay a lot money, do you could a position in the society and every do you Want. for that I am going to college.”
That was in a “college-level” Phonetics class at Bronx Community College. CUNY has for a generation routinely placed remedial students in “college-level” courses, causing the phenomenon that Charles Landesman has called “leakage.” A recently retired CUNY Hunter College philosophy professor and co-founder of the CUNY Association of Scholars, in his article in the Fall 1999 issue of the journal, Academic Questions, Landesman argues that leakage “creates pressures upon the faculty to make their courses easier, to reduce course requirements, to lessen the amount of required reading, to inflate grades.”
Despite a lack of evidence, Mina Shaughnessy believed that remediation could produce educational miracles. Shaughnessy’s successors publicly demand unlimited remediation—today, tomorrow, and forever. And yet, in private, they are morally and politically opposed to remediation. They support the Marxist “language rights” movement, which claims—in private “scholarship” —that pidgin languages such as “ebonics” and “spanglish” are equal, if not superior to, standard English, and that children should be taught in these substandard language forms. The language rights movement’s foundational document is the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s 1974 resolution,
“Students’ Right to Their Own Language”:
“We affirm the students’ right to their own patterns and varieties of language -- the dialects of their nurture or whatever dialects in which they find their own identity and style. Language scholars long ago denied that the myth of a standard American dialect has any validity. The claim that any one dialect is unacceptable amounts to an attempt of one social group to exert its dominance over another.... We affirm strongly that teachers must have the experience and training that will enable them to respect diversity and uphold the right of students to their own language.”
If all dialects and manners of speech are equally valid, the distinction between “English teacher” and “English student” is invalid. Accordingly, there is then no reason why anyone should pay one thin dime to support English teachers, professors, or remedial writing programs.
(In case you are wondering whether the CCCC still stands by its 1974 resolution, in a 1999 article in its journal, College Composition and Communication, Afrocentric Michigan State University professor, Geneva Smitherman, reprinted and reaffirmed the resolution. Smitherman met with neither criticism nor resistance.)
CUNY’s new chancellor, Matthew Goldstein (City College, ‘63), apparently also opposes remediation reform. Goldstein’s program, Prelude to Success, has been smuggling remedial students registered at community colleges into college-level courses at senior colleges. And according to a report commissioned by the Board of Regents, last fall, CUNY denied admission to only one percent (150) of the 14,603 applicants to senior colleges, even though only 33.1 percent (4,836) of the applicants had passed all three requisite basic skills examinations. Thus, failing to eliminate all remediation has resulted in its stealthy return to the senior campuses.
Despite reformist pronouncements, remediation is alive and well at CUNY. The “civil rights” advocates are winning. And that is neither civil nor right.
[Also by this writer:
“Smoking Guns: Grade Inflation in Higher Ed Part V”;
“Protecting CUNY Reform”;
“Q: Should colleges offer remedial-education programs for students?”;
“The CUNY Remedial Education Debate”;
“Experiment of Open Admissions Comes Back to Haunt CUNY”;
“The Asphalt League of Public Higher Education”;
“New York Times: We Can Improve Blacks’ IQ! We Just Have to be Willing to Spend about $1 Quintillion, and a Million Years on It (No Comments Allowed!)”;
“Scholar Blasts Myth of Underfunded Minority Schools”; and
“Poor Whites are Smarter than Even Well-to-Do Blacks, So Columbus Dispatch ‘Reporter’ Lies About It, in Order to Help Racist Black Hustlers Shake Down Whitey for Even More Billions of Dollars!”]
Veteran Journalist Ronan Farrow Wins Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism—Ronan Who?
This is not a gag. An arrogant young man with no accomplishments in life, let alone journalism, has been given a prestigious-sounding journalism award. That means that the three-year-old Cronkite Award is a punch line. (His resumé boasts of some important-sounding positions, every one of which was handed to him on a silver platter, based on his being the son of celebrities Mia Farrow and Woody Allen and having the correct, leftwing politics.)
I really wanted to hate this child of entitlement, born Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow, but then I did some checking and determined that he does occasionally take his irony supplement. He calls Father’s Day “Brother-in-Law’s Day,” due to his father having married Farrow’s adoptive sister, Soon-Yi Previn. "Happy father's day – or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day." And when the long-circulating rumor, according to which he might be the son of Frank Sinatra, rather than Woody Allen, was confirmed to Vanity Fair by mom Mia Farrow, who admitted that she’d been sleeping with her ex, The Voice, at the same time she was sleeping with Allen (whom she never married), Ronan Farrow tweeted,
“Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.”
Actually, Farrow doesn’t look like Sinatra or Allen—he looks like his mom, who was a great beauty, which is why men as different as Sinatra, Allen, and her other ex-husband, Andre Previn, pursued her.
Ronan’s yet to test his “medal”
By Michael Goodwin
New York Post
March 2, 2014
In a victory for long-time sacrifice, hard work and meritorious achievement, Ronan Farrow won journalism’s prestigious Cronkite Award for Excellence.
OK, it’s true his MSNBC show was only three days old, which means his career spans three hours, including commercials.
But he deserves a lifetime prize just for being the child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen — or Frank Sinatra, if rumors are true. Either way, he is a poor, little rich kid.
N.S.: I have but one problem with Goodwin’s mockery of one Ronan Farrow. Earlier in the same column, he mocked Mayor Bill de Blasio’s outlook thusly:
Money — it’s the root of all evil. Behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Or at least an unfair advantage.
That’s the gist of the liberals’ creed and justification for their war on wealth. The other half of their view holds that the poor are innocent victims of life’s rigged game.
Their narrative of evil winners and noble losers clears the way for self-heroic redeemers. They will deliver social justice by meting out punishment and spreading the wealth around. Their virtue entitles them to power.
It sounds like a comic-book view of life, but it’s the reality of liberalism today.
N.S.: Perhaps some reader more insightful than me can explain how Goodwin’s mockery of De Blah-Blah-Blah and his mockery of Farrow can comfortably share space in the same column. Maybe Farrow can spare Goodwin one of his irony supplements.
Somali Immigrant Criminal Barkhad Abdi was So Convincing Playing a Somali Criminal in Captain Phillips, that He was Nominated for an Oscar
By Nicholas Stix
Brenda Walker has the story, at VDARE.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Even Weatherman Al Roker Says That NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio/Wilhelm is Incompetent, but de Blasio’s Aggressive Incompetence is Fueled by His Racism (My New VDARE Report is Up!)
Published on March 3, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
By Nicholas Stix
To borrow from Casey Stengel, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is amazin.’
In their 1962 maiden season, the New York Mets were the worst team in big league history. The team went 40-120, a record for futility that still stands. Someone asked Mets manager Casey Stengel to describe his team. In classic Stengelese, Casey lamented, “They’re amazin.’”
The Mets were trying hard to win, but they were awful. Mayor de Blasio, by contrast, is trying to lose. His incompetence is the expression of his racial hatred. He hates productive whites and Asians, and loves deadbeat and criminal blacks and Hispanics….
[Read the whole thing here.]
Raceless, Faceless, Off-Duty NYC Bus Driver Named Jamelel Allegedly Cheats and Batters Cabbie in Black Brooklyn Neighborhood Brownsville
Back during the 1990s, I knew a guy who was a taxi driver and a writer. That was once a common breed, back when most cabbies were white. He used to write about driving and race, which caused the occasional explosion, particularly among eternally outraged black male letter writers. I’m not mentioning him by name, because I don’t want him to get the Frank Borzellieri treatment.
Joe, as I’ll call him, noted that taxi drivers don’t like to pick up black men, but not just for the obvious reason, that virtually all robberies and murders of hacks in New York are committed by black men, but because, additionally: 1. Black men virtually never tip; and 2. They frequently skip out without paying their fare, to begin with.
The most notorious case of a black man skipping out on his fare was about ten years ago, when former Mets great Dwight “Doc” Gooden refused to pay his taxi fare in Florida, and then beat up the driver, when the latter knocked on the former’s hotel room door, and sought to collect.
By Simone Weichselbaum
Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:53 A.M.
New York Daily News
Cops have charged Jamelel Allen was charged with theft of service and assault. Dreamstime
An off-duty city bus driver punched a Brooklyn cabbie in the face after refusing to pay the hack for the Sunday morning ride, police said.
Cops were probing why Jamelel Allen, 35, lost his cool during the 3 a.m. trip through Brownsville and socked the unidentified taxi driver in the face.
Allen was charged with theft of service and assault. A MTA spokesman did not return a request to comment on whether Allen’s job was in jeopardy due to the meltdown [translation: alleged crime; there was no meltdown].
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Rupert Murdoch Verified account @rupertmurdoch
NYC now totally managed by leftist activists with no experience in running anything beyond protests. Big mess ahead.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
In a June 8, 2012, file photo James Brown listens as his preliminary hearing is delayed on June 8, 2012, in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo: Detroit News,Todd McInturf)
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to reader-researcher “W.”
By Ed White
February 28, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
Associated Press/MSN News
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Loud cheers and sobs broke the calm of the courtroom Friday as a Detroit-area man was convicted of killing four women in his basement and stuffing their bodies in car trunks after he met them through online escort ads.
Police said James Brown killed the women in pairs, just days apart, at his Sterling Heights home in December 2011 while his mother was upstairs. The bodies were left miles away in a Detroit neighborhood. Two were burned beyond recognition when a car was set on fire.
Brown, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder, arson and disinterment of a body after a three-week trial in Macomb County court. He faces life in prison with no chance for parole when he returns on April 15.
"I wish they had the electrocutin' chair. I want a life for a life. He needs to die," said Chikita Madison, the mother of one victim and the aunt of another.
Denise Higgins, the mother of another victim, said: "Why God has put us through this, I don't understand."
The jury deliberated less than four hours over two days after Thursday's closing arguments. Judge James Biernat Jr. told spectators to keep a lid on their emotions, but the warning didn't stop some family members and friends from loudly expressing delight as the verdict was read.
"Yes!" one man yelled after the first of 10 guilty verdicts was announced by the jury foreman.
The women who were killed were Renisha Landers, Demesha Hunt, Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary, all in their 20s. They met Brown through Backpage.com, which carries personal ads for people looking for sex.
"I told her this was not a suitable way of meeting a guy," Higgins said, referring to McCrary. "There are sick people out there."
Brown was arrested about five months after the killings, but the trial revealed that police quickly had suspected him and put him under surveillance based on the women's phone records. Detroit's police chief at the time, Ralph Godbee, said he was disgusted that a city already struggling with an awful reputation for crime had become a dumping ground for homicide victims from the suburbs.
Authorities found Brown's DNA under the nails of two victims and tiny drops of blood from another were on a pillow and a door in his basement. He made incriminating statements about getting rid of the bodies, although he denied any role in their deaths.
Doctors who performed autopsies believe the women were asphyxiated by Brown, who is 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 340 pounds, but they couldn't declare an exact cause of death. Defense attorney Jeff Cojocar repeatedly made that point to the jury.
Cojocar said he respected the jury's decision but still believed he had raised reasonable doubt about Brown's guilt.
"What's a little weird is he lived for 23 years and had no trouble of any kind. He's going to go crazy for seven days and kill four women? It doesn't make sense to me," Cojocar said.
Assistant prosecutor Therese Tobin believes Brown was capable of killing more women.
"Four people makes you a serial killer," she said after the verdict. "I don't think you can kill four people and stop, but I'll leave that to psychologists."
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Sherron O’Hagan, Mother of Racist, Black Sucker Punch Murderer Lewis Gill Asks, “What is All the Fuss About?” Her Son’s Murder was “No Big Deal” (UK)
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
“What is all the fuss about?” Mother of fatal punch attacker Lewis Gill shrugs off furore amid public outcry[Anonymous] Metro News Reporter
Thursday 27 Feb 2014, 8:44 a.m.
The mother of a man who landed a fatal punch on a pedestrian – in an unprovoked attack – has reportedly shrugged off the attack as “no big deal.” Sherron O’Hagan, mother of Lewis Gill, the 20-year-old who was jailed for manslaughter, insisted that the uproar would go away soon enough. The 41-year-old told the MailOnline outside her home in Sutton yesterday: ‘It was just an accident. It’s not a big deal. This will all be forgotten tomorrow. He’s my son, what do you want me to say? He didn’t mean to kill him and that’s that.’ ‘This story will be the lining of chips tomorrow. I just don’t understand what all the fuss is about.’ Gill was given four-and-a-half years in prison for the fatal blow which knocked Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young, 40, to the ground killing him. A public outcry at the sentence has led to dozens of people complaining to the Attorney General – automatically sparking a review of Gill’s case amid complaints that it was ‘too lenient.’ Gill struck Young – who has the mental age of 14 – on a busy Bournemouth street on November 6 last year. Horrific CCTV footage emerged of the incident, which showed the pair in conversation alongside two of Gill’s friends before he turned his body and hit Young before walking off.
Attorney General @AGO_UK
Have received a number of requests to review the manslaughter sentence of Lewis Gill. Only takes one request and process now started.
4:35 AM - 26 Feb 2014
Young suffered serious head injuries and died the next day with his 71-year-old mother at his bedside.
Sherron O’Hagan, mother of Lewis Gill, the 20-year-old who was jailed for manslaughter, insisted that the uproar would go away soon enough.
The 41-year-old told the MailOnline outside her home in Sutton yesterday: ‘It was just an accident. It’s not a big deal. This will all be forgotten tomorrow. He’s my son, what do you want me to say? He didn’t mean to kill him and that’s that.’
‘This story will be the lining of chips tomorrow. I just don’t understand what all the fuss is about.’
Gill was given four-and-a-half years in prison for the fatal blow which knocked Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young, 40, to the ground killing him.
A public outcry at the sentence has led to dozens of people complaining to the Attorney General – automatically sparking a review of Gill’s case amid complaints that it was ‘too lenient.’
Gill struck Young – who has the mental age of 14 – on a busy Bournemouth street on November 6 last year.
Horrific CCTV footage emerged of the incident, which showed the pair in conversation alongside two of Gill’s friends before he turned his body and hit Young before walking off.