Monday, February 9, 2009

400-408Chris Ferrell, director of policy research at Judicial Watch (, announces his new website, and covers the story below.
• Washington Times (2/9/09) 16 illegals sue Arizona rancher. 
My Summary:  Sixteen Mexican nationals are suing former sheriff's deputy and now rancher Roger Barnett in federal court for $32 million for violating their civil rights back on March 7, 2004.  He owns the 22,000-acre Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Arizona, off Highway 80, and has turned over 12,000 illegals to the Border Patrol since 1998.  He accuses the illegals of vandalizing and destroying his property, tearing up water pumps, stealing trucks, destroying fences and gates, killing his calves, and breaking into his home.  They accuse him of holding them captive at gunpoint, saying he would shoot anyone trying to escape, and threatening them with his dog.  They are being defended by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). 
African American  2,305  3.8%   (• 6.7% of population)
Hispanic              12,432  20.7% (• 35.9% of population)
Asian                   20,397  34%    (• 12.4% of population)
White                   20,616  34.4% (• 43.1% of population, white-non-Hispanic)
Other/DTS             3,924  6.6%
In 1995, the regents of the University of California, at the urging of Ward Connerly and Gov. Pete Wilson, voted to bar racial preferences on all nine of the system's campuses. A year later, the state's voters passed Proposition 209, an amendment to the constitution that extended that ban to state and local governments. But today, the regents are expected to approve major changes in admissions policies that represent the most recent of many misguided attempts to circumvent Prop 209.
The move is breathtaking. It will drop the requirement that applicants take two SAT "subject tests"; if the students the school wants tend to do poorly on such tests, then it is best not to know just how poorly. The plan also sharply lowers the academic standards that applicants must meet to be eligible for a "full admissions review." This review is where their distinctive "personal qualities" can be discerned and made to count for more than the weaknesses in their academic performance.
These changes are manifestly driven by the desire to bring in more black and Hispanic students. Remarkably, though, the university's own projections indicate that the plan will do almost nothing to expand black enrollment and will be of very modest benefit to Hispanics. Even more remarkably, the prime beneficiaries of the changes will be non-Hispanic whites, whose share of total enrollments is predicted to rise by 20–30 percent. And the big losers will be Asian Americans, whose numbers will be reduced by 10–20 percent. The net effect will thus be to make the University of California substantially "whiter" than it has been.
428-437Should we punish Asians in order to help Hispanics and African-Americans?  When is discrimination – in the name of ending discrimination – an immoral policy?  Should the UC system mirror the demographics of the state even when it means admitting unqualified students and rejecting qualified students?
458-508David Rosales, pastor of my home church for the past 18 years (1991), the 10,000-member Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley (, shares his testimony.
512-523David Rosales
528-538Jean Schroedel, Chairman of the Department of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University (, one of my favorite professors in grad school, with a breakdown of the election and the changing demographics and therefore voting patterns of the American citizenry.
• Byron York (2/8/09) The Happy Party.
544-554Jean Schroedel
558-608Greg Lukianoff, president of F.I.R.E. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,, reports on the rampant censorship on college campuses.
One of FIRE's most shocking cases in 2008 was that of Keith John Sampson, a student-employee at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) who was found guilty of racial harassment for merely reading the book Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan during his work breaks. Thanks to FIRE's involvement and the extensive media coverage of the case, the finding against Sampson was eventually overturned and his school record was cleared, but the story behind this incident is still disturbing months later. Filmmaker Andrew Marcus has produced a short documentary on Sampson's case in the hopes of restoring his reputation and bringing to light the incidents of censorship that are all too common on college campuses today.
628-638(2:11) NS part 1.  Octuplet mom, Nadya Suleman talks to Ann Curry of NBC on TODAY, 2/9/09, about how she always wanted siblings and she assumes her kids want many siblings.
(2:13) NS part 2. Nadya answers the question, "To what degree is this about you and not your children?"
(:53) NS part 3.  Nadya talks to Ann about the financial part of her situation.
(2:04) AS reaction.  Nadya's mom, Angela Suleman gave an interview posted on radar online discussing her reaction to this situation.
644-655 – • My Way (2/9/09) Judges tentatively order Calif. inmates released.
(2:02) View apologies 1.  The ladies on the View talk about Michael Phelps this morning 2/9/09 and others in the public eye and how they give apologies and receive consequences for their wrongdoings.
(1:57) View apologies 2.  The View ladies continue to discuss the idea of consequences and how celebrities are role models whether they ask to be or not.
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