Posts Tagged ‘ San Francisco Chronicle ’

Brown Pride

Brown Pride

We don’t often cover the sporting news at American Rattlesnake, but after Cain Velasquez’s decisive victory over mixed martial arts rival Junior Dos Santos yesterday I thought it appropriate to revisit a post from last year where we examined the identity politics behind these fighters’ first matchup.
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Rewriting History

Rewriting History

With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in  gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support...
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The Rights of States

The Rights of States

It’s difficult to gauge the ultimate impact of this past week’s Supreme Court decision invalidating much of Arizona’s landmark immigration enforcement law, with the exception of Section 2(b), i.e. the clause empowering local police to ascertain someone’s immigration status if  ”reasonable suspicion” exists when he or she is detained.  Even this seeming bright spot...
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Par for the Course

  It seems as if the Democratic Party has found a useful cudgel in its campaign to vilify the Republican Party during this tumultuous election season. Namely, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Putting aside the dubious constitutionality of this statute-parts of which have already been invalidated by federal courts-and the inherently...
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Occupy The Border

Occupy The Border

Update: Thank you 9/11 Families for a Secure America for highlighting this entry on your Facebook page. Peter Gadiel-who lost his son James in the September 11th massacre at the World Trade Center-serves as an inspiration to us all for continuing to hold politicians’ feet to the fire on border and national security issues....
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When Heroes Go Down

When Heroes Go Down

I’ll discuss this at length in the days ahead, but I’d be remiss in not reporting the news that Senator Pearce seems to have been recalled by voters in Arizona’s Legislative District 18. The people who want to turn Arizona into a haven for illegal aliens would appear to have achieved a significant political victory,...
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Congratulations, Marina!

Congratulations, Marina!

One of the chief misconceptions about this website, and about the broader, anti-mass immigration/border security movement, is that it’s motivated by some sort of deep-seated animus towards immigrants, which couldn’t be further from the truth. And while there might be some organizations and individuals who want to impose a permanent moratorium upon immigration, they...
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Secure Communities Under Attack

Secure Communities Under Attack

The assault against Secure Communities continues apace, as we learned yesterday from the Los Angeles Times. In a lopsided vote, the Los Angeles City Council decided to make participation in this successful immigration enforcement program purely voluntary; an idea that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has already scotched, at least rhetorically.
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D-Day. May Day Photos and Coverage: Part I

D-Day. May Day Photos and Coverage: Part I

My apologies for beginning this entry with such a startlingly vulgar image, but I thought it appropriate to visually demonstrate the level of debate I encountered from open borders anarchists during the May Day rally held at Foley Square. These two characters-who obviously eschew fasting as a form of political protest-are from the very...
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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

As many of us have predicted, the shellacking Democrats experienced in the off-year elections this past week has done nothing to diminish the fervor of the open borders lobby for enacting wholesale amnesty. In spite of its repeated rejection by Congress, as well as the enduring hostility of the vast majority of the American...
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