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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 11:17 PM
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Rachel Maddow: White Supremacist-Connected Wrote AZ 'Papers Please' Law
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MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show - 26 April 2010: Rachel reports on the Arizona "immigration" law. The bill was introduced by Republican state senator Russell Pearce, who circulated a white separatist e-mail screed, and who also got caught on tape hugging a neo-Nazi. The guy taking credit for writing the law is Kris Kobach, a birther running for secretary of state in Kansas, and who is an attorney for the legal arm of FAIR, an "immigration reform" group whose founder, John Tanton, argued in 1986 about whites being out-populated by non-whites. The group has been funded for nine years of its existence by The Pioneer Fund, formed "in the Darwinian-Galtonian evolutionary tradition, and the eugenics movement."

REPORTER (VIDEO): "What does an illegal immigrant look like? Does it look like me?"

GOV. JAN BREWER (R-AZ) (VIDEO): "I do not know. I do not know what an illegal immigrant looks like. I can tell you that I think that there are people in Arizona that assume that they know what an illegal immigrant looks like."

MADDOW: "In the meantime, 'papers, please.'

Before this bill was actually signed into law, we told you about the guy who introduced it in the first place. It's this guy, Republican state senator Russell Pearce. Mr. Pearce is famous in Arizona for having sent an email to his supporters that included a white nationalist screed - accusing the media of pushing the view of 'a world in which every voice proclaims the equality of the races, the inerrant nature of the Jewish 'Holocaust' tale, the wickedness of attempting to halt the flood non-White aliens pouring across our borders...' Mr. Pearce sent that around to all his supporters, a move he latter apologized for. Russell Pearce is also famous for having been caught on tape hugging a neo-Nazi. You know, like a real neo-Nazi; not some sort of metaphorical, Godwin's Law-invoking neo-Nazi, but an actual neo-Nazi guy. See, with the swaztikas? Russell Pearce is the guy who introduced this radical 'immigration' bill in Arizona that just became law.

But if you want to meet the guy who's taking credit for writing the new law. That would be a gentleman named Kris Kobach. Kris Kobach is a birther. He's running for secretary of state in Kansas right now. His campaign website today brags 'Kobach Wins One in Arizona.'

The guy who helped write Arizona's new 'immigration' bill is also an attorney for the Immigration Reform Law Institute. That's the legal arm of an immigration group that's called FAIR - the 'Federation For American Immigration Reform.' FAIR was founded in 1979 by a man named John Tanton. Mr. Tanton is still listed as a member of FAIR's board of directors.

Just for some insight into where FAIR and John Tanton are coming from, seven years after he started FAIR, Mr. Tanton wrote this: '... to govern is to populate... will the present majority peaceably hand over its political power to a group that is simply more fertile? ... As whites see their power and control over their lives declinging, will they simply go quietly into the night? or will there be an explosion?'

That's FAIR, who helped write Arizona's new anti-immigrant law. After John Tanton got FAIR off the ground, for nine of the first years of the group's existence, the group reportedly received more than a million dollars in funding from something called The Pioneer Fund. The Pioneer Fund describes itself as a group formed 'in the Darwinian-Galtonian evolutionary tradition, and the eugenics movement.'

For the last seventy years, The Pioneer Fund has funded controversial research about race and intelligence, essentially aimed at proving the racial superiority of white people. The group's original mandate was to promote the genes of those 'deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution.'

... John Tanton's FAIR was long bank-rolled by the Pioneer Fund.

Which actually makes sense after you read some more of Mr. Tanton's writings: 'I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.' In 1997, John Tanton told The Detroit Free-Press that America will soon be overrun by illegal immigrants '... defecating and creating garbage and looking for jobs.'

Defecating is the problem... I guess.


Again, this genuis is the guy whose group is behind Arizona's new radical immigration law. They take credit for writing it. FAIR is bragging about having 'assisted Senator Pearce in drafting the language of SB1070.' In drafting that language, FAIR may have slipped in a little something special in there for themselves. FAIR makes a living off of suing local and state governments over immigration laws. Tucked inside Article 8 of Arizona's new law is a provision that if groups like them win their cases 'a court may order that the entity that brought the action recover court costs and attorney fees.'

Which could create a nice financial boon for the formerly eugenics movement-funded, advance-the-white-majority, promote-the-genetics-of-white-America anti-immigrant group whose attorneys helped write the new law.

Congratulations, Arizona. This thing is going to help make you really, really, really famous for a really, really, really long time."

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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 11:32 PM
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1. Rachel rules. K & R
My great grandmother was born in the Morenci Az area in the late 1800's. I remember driving with my family through Arizona in the early 70's and having State Troopers pull over my dad and hold us there to check if our (brand new) car was stolen. Nothing there has changed, and until this law is over turned I will not set foot in that state.

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Lahure Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 05:04 AM
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7. AYE
My solidarity in Your STAND!!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 11:46 PM
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2. Rachel is the Edward R Murrow of our time.
Nothing gets past her.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 12:01 AM
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3. "White supremacist opening nightclub for youths" - YIKES!
...what the hell has happened to this country?

http://www.thepoliticalcarnival.net/2010/04/white-supre...
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tooeyeten Donating Member (441 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 10:02 AM
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19. overtaken by the crazies
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 12:03 AM
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4. Kinda makes you wonder
Edited on Tue Apr-27-10 12:05 AM by WhoIsNumberNone
what direction things would be going if McCain were president now...
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 12:12 AM
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5. Here are two video about the man
Edited on Tue Apr-27-10 12:20 AM by James48
I don't know whether to believe it or not.

But here are two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byegalbEPts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi9izfNXxzo

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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 04:38 AM
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6. Love Rachel!
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 05:38 AM
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8. She really does her homework,
:applause:
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:10 PM
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21. it's nice to see someone engage in JOURNALISM for a change! Go Rachel!
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 09:25 AM
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9. HERE IS THE LIST OF EMAIL ADDRESSES TO CONTACT===>
kcouchon@azot.gov, mrittmann@azot.gov, mmagnusson@azot.gov, lbelonio@azot.gov, ebilbrey@pr.state.az.us, mike@azcomgroup.com,
Kimberly.Janes@ci.chandler.az.us, luanne.mattson@cox.net, hainardi@ci.flagstaff.az.us, jliewer@glendaleaz.com, joshua@kingmanchamber.org, tyler@golakehavasu.com, michelle@visitmesa.com, dwayne@pagelakepowellchamber.org, dmackenzie@visitphoenix.com,
sschepman@cableone.net, lmcmurchie@scottsdalecvb.com, heather@sedonachamber.com, ebreckel@ci.sierra-vista.az.us, toni@tempecvb.com,
kschmitz@visitTucson.org, Tpropeck@cox.net, jbrooks@wickenburgchamber.com, kgreenspoon@williamschamber.com, ann@visityuma.com

THESE ARE THE TOURISM AND SUCH PEOPLE FOR THE GREAT STATE OF ARIZONA

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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 03:13 PM
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10. kick nt
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 08:07 PM
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11. Rachel.
You're too good.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 10:19 PM
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12. Reading about this new law in Arizona
I am reminded of civil rights and segregation. What I see are corrupt politicians, religion, charter schools, media trying to separate everyone into boxes that does not fix into their narrow minds.
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WileEcoyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 11:13 PM
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13. Beyond the poorly written bill and racist supporters lies a real problem
We really do need immigration reform. An end to ALL immigration legal or otherwise.

The AZ law discolors the importance of this message by it's illegality and compromised supporters.

We need to prevent ALL immigration and export UNIONS to raise wages/earnings world wide.
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HappyCynic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 11:20 PM
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14. kick - too late to R
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 06:47 AM
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15. Please help us prevent Kris Kobach from being our next SOS!!
Edited on Wed Apr-28-10 06:47 AM by proud2BlibKansan
Donate to Chris Biggs. a good Democrat http://www.biggsforkansas.com/
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 07:26 AM
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16. The way I figure it, that unelected governor, and the people who voted for
this atrocity can sign up for unemployment now. Avoid the rush!

I lived for years in AZ, Kingman to be precise, there are a lot of very good people in AZ, and I believe most of them find this horrible. I have to wonder what Goldwater would think of this, he and I rarely saw eye to eye, but I am 99% sure, he would have found this an atrocity.
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mrfocus Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 10:27 AM
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17. They should check out some books from the Third Reich...
...these geniuses were also completely sure that they could tell "Aryans" by the shape of their skull and looks...

Racial profiling has always been a dumb idea and always will be...

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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 11:33 AM
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18. The sad thing is
That the people who vote for him here would probably be more willing to vote for him because he hugs neo-nazis.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 08:24 PM
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20. * * Rachel is interviewing Dan Stein from FAIR * * right now!
This should be good. FAIR thinks they've been misrepresented...

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