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Incompetent Donald Trump data point: binders full of female advisors - 09/07/16

Here's yet another in the long line of examples of Donald Trump's incompetence in the political arena.

USA Today reporter victim of online reputation smear campaign (Pentagon contractors, Tom Vanden Brook) - 04/20/12

USA Today reporter Tom Vanden Brook ("TVB") began looking into Pentagon contractors paid to spread propaganda in other countries earlier this year. As a result of that he was the subject of a propaganda campaign inside the U.S. by one or more of those contractors (link).

USA Today: Growing number of Americans among day laborers - 12/01/09

Emily Bazar of USA Today offers "Unemployed U.S.-born workers seek day-labor jobs" (link): Growing ranks of U.S. citizens are heading to street corners and home improvement store parking lots to find day-labor work usually done by illegal immigrants. The trend is most pronounced in regions where hot construction markets have collapsed, says Abel Valenzuela Jr., a professor of urban planning at the University of California-Los Angeles. "You had many, many unemployed construction workers who found themselves without any permanent or stable work," he says. "Some of them have gone on to seek...

USA Today: "Immigration raids yield jobs for legal workers" (CIS study) - 09/15/09

Alan Gomez of USA Today discusses a Center for Immigration Studies report (link) discussing the aftermath of high-profile immigration raids. According to (Carol Swain of Vanderbilt University): "Whenever there's an immigration raid, you find white, black and legal immigrant labor lining up to do those jobs that Americans will supposedly not do," said Swain, who teaches law and political science. Exactly who is filling the jobs has varied, depending on the populations surrounding the plants: β€’ Out West, one of the Swift plants raided by ICE, had a workforce that was about 90% Hispanic β€” both...

Benediction at Obama's inaugural: all white people are racists, all non-white are oppressed (Rev. Joseph Lowery) - 01/20/09

At the inauguration, the speech from Barack Obama was preceded by Pastor Rick Warren, and followed by a benediction from civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery. The latter welcomed us to Barack Obama's "post-racial" America, saying among other things:

Is immigration reform an elaborate practical joke? (Chertoff USA Today interview) - 05/29/07

USA Today continues their obvious attempt to help the Bush administration push amnesty with a transcript (link) of part of the meeting USA Today's editorial board held with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. After reading it, I know three things: a) there were no doubt tougher, less Soviet interviews in Izvestia, b) neither Chertoff nor Gutierrez are inhabiting the same universe as the rest of us (possible name of their universe: rubegoldbergia), and c) their scheme would be a bigger debacle than Iraq and Katrina multiplied together. First, it's worth...

Chertoff: won't do job; going after bloggers; will stage show raids to inflame left - 05/24/07

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, in a meeting with the editorial board of USA Today, admitted that he's not going to do the job he's supposed to be doing, said that the White House will be creating a "rapid response" team to counter criticism from the MSM and from bloggers, and implied that those immigration raids that he'll be conducting in the future will be designed to inflame the left and other illegal immigration supporters. Bottom line: Congress should try to get him fired. Since it's clear that he has not and will not do his job, that should be easy. Except, of course, most of them...

Mike Madden/Gannett News, and the Amnesty All Stars - 12/31/06

Mike Madden of Gannett News/USA Today offers "Advocates hope new Congress will act on immigration reform", the latest in a long line of similar articles (Tim Gaynor/Reuters: "Democrats' win spurs hope of immigration revamp", the NYT editorial "Signs of Hope on Immigration", Boston Herald wants to "resolve immigration reform", etc.) Certainly, the views of the other side are to a certain extent worth listening to, but one wonders whether six opponents of amnesty have been featured in their own article. Madden informs us that "[m]illions of immigrants marched from coast to coast demanding new...

Are illegal aliens a security threat? - 02/28/06

One of the cherished talking points of supporters of illegal immigration is that illegal aliens who come here for economic reasons don't post a terror-related threat to the U.S. That's usually applied to Hispanic illegal aliens. And, as the latest example shows, it's frequently used by racial advocates: someone named Marisa Trevino offers "Border control aims at wrong bad guys" (link).

Jon Vessey, crops rotting in the fields, and pro-illegal immigration propaganda - 12/05/05

Jon Vessey is a California grower who's been quoted in a few recent articles about how crops will rot in the fields unless growers get more cheap labor to pick it. (UPDATE: see crops rotting in the fields). On 11/21, the WaPo featured him in "Shortage of Immigrant Workers Alarms Growers in West" (link), and today the Los Angeles Times features him in "Picking a Battle Over Shortage of Farmworkers" (link). And, he was apparently also featured saying similar things in Copley News Service and USA Today. And, the CSM article (link) I discussed in "America's produce industry is facing a crisis"...

Does USA Today support illegal aliens taking rebuilding jobs? - 10/17/05

USA Today offers a very strange column from Raul A. Reyes entitled Katrina's next expose: Immigration woes (link). Reyes is "an attorney in New York and a member of USA TODAY's board of contributors", and his article reads like a hasty, amalgamated summary of recent pro-illegal immigration essays from other professional Hispanics. It's almost like they're all reading from the same script.