“Diversity” and Its Definition at Issue in Christie’s Picks for High Court

Matt Katz, Philly, January 2, 2012

New Jersey Democrats have long argued that they would approve only “diverse” nominees to the state Supreme Court. But now, as liberal opposition builds against Gov. Christie’s most recent picks, the definition of diverse appears to be changing.

One of the two nominees, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and would be the first Asian American on the high court.

Yet the Legislature’s black caucus, the state Latino Action Network, and a broad coalition of more than 50 groups, including teachers’ unions and Planned Parenthood, are opposing Bauman and the other nominee, Robert Hanna, who is white, primarily because they would not make the court more diverse—and specifically, because they’re not African American or Latino.

“It’s deplorable, it’s disgusting, it’s twisted in many ways,” said State Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R., Essex), whose mother was born in North Korea.

Asians, on pace to be the second-biggest minority group in the state, should qualify as “diverse” and deserve a seat on the all-white court, O’Toole said.

The other point of opposition is over partisan balance, although in news releases, this issue has been framed as a secondary concern. Bauman is a Republican, and Hanna, although a registered independent, has worked for Christie, currently sits in his cabinet, and has donated to his campaigns. {snip}

{snip} While opponents conceded that Democrats could accept Bauman because he meets their diversity requirement, and reject Hanna, because he does not, because of seniority rules, Bauman would end up replacing the temporary Democratic judge. That would skew the court farther to the right than it ever has been, they said.

So both nominees have to be opposed together, opponents say, regardless of Bauman’s Asian heritage.

“The package is not ideologically or racially or ethnically diverse,” said Frank Argote-Freyre, president of the Latino Action Network, who noted that of Christie’s five high court nominees, none has been Latino. {snip}

Of specific concern are the two most significant cases the court hears ongoing cases about: requirements for state funding to poor schools and mandates on towns to provide affordable housing.

{snip}

Democrats’ political base has stepped into the void and grown firmly opposed. In letters to legislators, these opponents have argued that the state’s two largest minority groups—Hispanics and African Americans, who together make up a third of the state’s population—must be represented. Otherwise, they will not see themselves reflected on the high court until as late as 2021, when seats on the court become vacant again.

The chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, Sen. Ronald Rice (D., Essex), went further, saying that he would vote to confirm only a Hispanic and an African American for the two vacant seats. He wants to maintain the minority representation lost when two justices recently left the bench: John Wallace, an African American whom Christie did not reappoint, and Roberto Rivera-Soto, a Hispanic who asked not to be reappointed.

Rice cited the struggles of Latinos and African Americans while acknowledging that Asian Americans also have faced discrimination. But, he added: “The reality is that African Americans have the greatest struggle in this country, and we’re still discriminated against most in this country, and so are Latinos.”

Rice said Christie wanted to designate just one court seat for minorities—“that spot is for y’all,” as Rice put it. To take two seats that had gone to a black and Latino and then “replace us with another ethnic group” is “diminishing the growth of diversity.”

O’Toole responded angrily. He noted census data showing that Asians are the country’s fastest-growing minority group, with 8.7 percent of population in New Jersey compared to African Americans’ 14.6 percent and Latinos’ 18.1 percent.

“For anybody, for any legislator, to discount any one of the minorities on its face, it’s disgusting, it’s deplorable, and it’s racist,” O’Toole said.

Democratic calls for diversity stem from anger over Christie’s unprecedented refusal of tenure to Wallace in 2010. Since then, Christie’s court nominations have been among the Statehouse’s biggest fights—and Christie has lost more than he has won.

Democrats approved his first pick, Anne Patterson, who is white, after a long impasse. Christie touted his next two nominees as fulfilling Democratic calls for diversity: Bruce Harris is black and gay; Phillip Kwon was born in Korea. But Democrats turned them away, citing questionable qualifications in Harris’ case and shady family business dealings along with stealth Republican leanings in Kwon’s case. It was the first time since the modern judiciary was established in the mid-20th century that a Legislature rejected gubernatorial high court nominees.

When announcing the Bauman and Hanna nominations earlier this month, Christie was asked about Democratic requests for an African American justice. “We had the chance to confirm an African American justice, and they turned me down,” he said.

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    If the NJ Supreme Court is anything like SCOTUS, the real kind of diversity it needs is justices who didn’t go to an Ivy League law school. But, since Princeton is in New Jersey, fat Chris Christie-weight chance of that happening.

  • The__Bobster

    I hope those libtarded teachers end up in court before a YT-hating “diverse” judge seeking social justice.

  • wattylersrevolt

    To all you degenerate White Liberals:Non-whites will toss you overboard in a few years. They will no longer have any use for services anyone. Of course,a highly racialized Native Born White American population…natural reaction to a majorty nonwhite Democratic Party engaging in full-blown-racial identity politics…will want nothing to with you promoters of race-replacement, and social and cultural filth. You filthy degenerates will truly be a people without a country.

    It was quite a repellant spectacle to see 70 year gigolo Roger Daltry singing “hear me..hear me” in girly boy voice duing the 12 12 12 Sandy Relief Concert with an massive image of Jabba the Hut Christie laying his arms upon the shoulders of a Sandy victim..a young woman.

    Don’t worry, Christie will do is best to turn America over to hindus,chinese,pakis, and koreans if elected to POS. NJ was just practice for the big one.
    Ecological Dimension:the asians in NJ pose a mighty big threat to the NJ black bear population…at the end of the day, the very rapidly growing asian “American” population in NJ..thank the treasonous H-1 B and L-B visa programs for this….will finnish off the NJ black bear population as the asians harvest their precious inards for their aphrodiasic potions…for the purpose of generating hyper-exponential asian population….an example of returns to scale….growth.

  • wattylersrevolt

    I mean, who cares if the Democrats pick a black or hispanic over an asian.

    • http://twitter.com/seedymedia r j p

      At least the Asian will actually be intelligent to have gotten there on her own, most likely deserving such an appointment, whereas the black or hispanic would have been a AA push-along all it’s life.

      • SmithandSmith

        asians are affirmative action flunkies too and that’s because they’re not White Men.

        The only “intelligence” asians have is that which enables them to swarm other people’s Countries and then play the “poor little oppressed minority” game. asians just aren’t intelligent enough to figure out how clean up their own Third World Crap Holes so they come here to take over mine. That’s not “intelligence”, that’s proof positive of just how stupid (they can’t fix their own countries) and evil those people really are.

      • wattylersrevolt

        So they…asians..can put themselves in postions of power that enable them to advocate and engineer Native Born White American race-replacement…if you are so enamoured of asians then you and the nitwit John Engleman can go pack your bags an live in Korea..but don’t impose Korea on NJ Native Born White American Population and NJ black bear population.
        Your are just another asianphile race-traitor.

  • falsedawn

    A few years ago Christie got rid of a black judge off the court and the legislature won’t approve anyone but another black and,or latino. It has to do with what is known as “Abbott” schools. That’s when tons of tax money thrown at minority school districts that don’t of course put much of anything in the pot.. If Christie can get his people on the court, he’ll kill that disgusting situation and the legislature knows it. So the standoff will continue.

  • Ulick

    Liberals can blatantly racially discriminate under the guise of “social justice” and neither the media nor politicians (of either party) will call them on it.  Meanwhile, a white guy is presumed to have racist intentions if he does not nominate a black or Hispanic regardless of whether there is any indication of actual racism.  The media and liberal politicians will, in turn, second that unfounded accusation of racism.  The whole race argument is shifted so far in one direction because it’s framed around the presumption that whites and America is racist.  Can some major figure just have the sack to call out this BS already?  What the hell are Conservative politicians waiting for?  Bunch of pansies.

  • rebelcelt

    Well it seems they have defined diversity….Black or Hispanic.High performing Asians need not apply, they hate you too.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Exactly. Let’s see if any of the Asian-American civil rights blowhards stand up for themselves and challenge these black and Latino racists.

      Probably not.

      • MartelC

        They are no more likely to than white liberals. They know how the game is played. our elite, like most hostile authoritarian regimes promote the worst of the core cultures they seek to dominate.

        Same as in Russia.who was likely to be checka? Those with hostility towards the core culture.

        • wattylersrevolt

          Chucky Martel
          I detect a residual asianphilia…get over it. Why are you so shocked that asians are not really Native Born White Americans? It took you this long to figure this out? Verdict:deficient in neocortex gray matter.

      • wattylersrevolt

        oilcanharry

        Since you and rebelcelt are so enamoured of the asians…why don’t you both pack your bags and go live in Korea. If you and rebelcelt believe even for a second that asians are our natural alies..well, you are both mentally deficient in neocortex gray matter.

        • SmithandSmith

          And that micheal c. scott person and quite a number of others as well are huge asian lovers. CA-Wasp is too. And John Engleman too.

    • wattylersrevolt

      Asianphile rebelcelt…woul like to flood the American South with several million koreans,hindus, and sihks? Are you a moron..or just an asianphile traitor.

  • PDK

    I got a fair amount of my education by reading on my own
    back in the 70`s and 80`s. I did get in 1.5 years of college and learned some
    there as well.

    On my own I read Carl Jung, Carl Sagan and others including
    Steven J. Gould. I consider myself a Jungian, but I also read others including Freud
    and Adler.

    The other day I was thinking how our liberal, non-liberal
    dichotomy here in our American culture can be seen, at least in part, as a
    reflection of Freud`s model of the psyche, of Ego, ID and Superego, where if
    one thinks of the Id as representing reality and the superego representing the
    idealistic, and both competing for control of the Ego, the individual. For
    those who remember Laugh-in, Flip Wilson had the joke that the devil made me do
    it. Further, back in that same day was the commercial of the devil on one side
    and the angel on the other, each trying to influence the man being spoken to.

    As I`ve come to understand liberals and their democrat
    party, I see their leaders, the God complexed, narcissistic few who endeavor to
    control all, via their ideology as a mind control enterprise, whereby their
    ideology is the superego, that which should and therefore must become reality.
    For example, the only difference between whites and blacks is the color of the
    skin, nice illusion, but one`s eye of reality sees something different and
    conflict ensues, eventuating with one or the other to be accepted as reality.

    Our democrats chose that name because they want the rule of
    the law of our culture to be chosen by majority vote, democracy, and here in
    American ours is a fully enfranchised democracy. Unfortunately, the democrat
    constituency is comprised of blacks and browns; they are of lower IQ, Islamics,
    insane people, and white liberals, the immature, where cowardice, sloth and
    envy course their psyche deeply.

    The republicans represent our non-liberals, those who have
    matured and further, intend the law of our culture be a written law in the form
    of a Constitution, and a Republic is just that, a culture ruled by a
    Constitution. Our written law is our Constitution and its addendum, the Bill of
    Rights.

    There is a fair amount of truth in this model as far as the
    competition between our two dominant groups of liberals and non-liberals.
    Further how our future and therefore posterity will live is dependent on who
    out competes the other, and most unfortunately liberals are allowed to cheat, cheating
    being the prerogative of the immature.

    One venue of the liberal ideology is the accomplishment of
    conjoining the gene pools, creating a half breed, single gene pool. This is
    good for the lower IQ blacks and browns, but further is an abrogation of the
    white evolution of 10`s of 1000s of years and is to me, horrifying.

    That someone such as Kim K. should set an example to our
    young, impressionable white girls, circa 12 to 18 years of age, just before
    their age of reproducing adult hood dawns, is one example of this sick liberal
    ideology becoming both materialized and manifest.

    I have gleaned and garnered this information over the course
    of my life, and further, have processed it over my 58 years. This is what I see
    and it scares me.

    It not only scares me for us of today, both for older and

    younger, but also for our posterity who shall inherit from us what we leave
    behind for them.

    Our white gene pool and our Founding Fathers culture of
    life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness genuinely hang in the balance. Both
    these realities are our white way in which we live in harmony with our nature.
    Hopefully, with this fuller understanding, we may arm ourselves better, and do
    battle with the liberals in a more winning way.

    May God speed our endeavor. Thank you.

    • Anders

      Well, I’ll tell you one thing PDK, these people need a ‘check-up from the neck up’.

  • IKantunderstand

    Now, more than ever, we need to return to land owning, White males. This country is devolving into chaotic third world politics. Spoils to the largest voting demographic.We are on our way to being South Africa redux. Amrenners, please keep in mind that White people have established the greatest civilizations of all time. We will NOT be defeated. We will NOT be subjugated. WE ARE WHITE PEOPLE! THE SMARTEST BEINGS EVER ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!!!!!!!

    • JohnEngelman

      “Hundreds of studies on millions of people show a threeway pattern. IQ tests are often made to have an average score of 100, with a “normal” range from 85 to 115. Whites average from 100 to 103. Orientals in Asia and the U.S. tend to have higher scores, about 106, even though IQ tests were made for use in the Euro-American culture…

      “Bigger brains have more brain cells and this leads to higher IQs. The races vary in brain size. The Collaborative Perinatal Project followed more than 35,000 children from birth to seven years. Orientals had larger brains than Whites at birth, four months, one year, and seven years.”

      - Professor J. Philippe Rushton, from “RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR”
      http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

      Professor Rushton, for whom Jared Taylor wrote a personal obituary here:

      http://www.amren.com/news/2012/10/phil-rushton-has-died/

      spoke at six American Renaissance conferences.

      • newscomments70

        But why is it that they invented nothing in the last 1000 years? Who discovered all of the technology that shaped our civilization? I believe the Chinese invented some form of gun powder and a primative flush toilet in the Middle Ages. Did they invent the light bult, telephone, radio, television, automoblie, rocket, jet, space travel? I know some Asians whom I respect and like, but in large numbers, they bring poverty and violent crime. Here in California, Chinese and Vietnamese gangs are notorious for extortion rackets. Such neighborhoods are riddled with bullets from drive-by shootings. We see this in California, North and South. Cambodian neighborhoods are much worse. They are no different than any other immigrant community.

        You are a white liberal. You ignore obvious truths to push an agenda. Your posts are pushing the agenda that whites are inferior. You can take your anti-white screed and discuss it with the other white liberals. I respect freedom of speech, but your posts have no place here. Discuss your anti-white screed with other white liberals over lattes at your favorite cafe in San Fransicso. You are useless to us. Please go somewhere else.

        • JohnEngelman

          Race realism requires a realistic assessment of racial differences. Orientals and Ashkenazi Jews have higher average IQs than white Gentiles. If those who draw attention to this “have no place here,” why are they invited to speak at American Renaissance conferences?

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            One of Jared Taylor’s central themes is that diversity is not a strength but a source of conflict. That obviously includes asians. Funny how you never quote him on that, John. Before I came here, I admit that I had a similar outlook as you do about asians, but I quickly learned that above all else, whites have an absolute right to their own countries. I can still like and admire some asians, but they are not us; I’m not willing throw away our unique evolutionary paths, for us or for them. And because they aren’t as repellent as blacks or hispanics, they pose a much greater risk of miscegenation. If you don’t think that’s bad, you need to add more white/asian mixes to your social circle. Like in mulattoes, any slightly different treatment from whites generates the most intense hatred; since they’re “near-whites”, they aren’t totally accepted by either culture, leading to confusion, nihilism and hatred.

          • JohnEngelman

            It is easy for Jared Taylor to draw attention to black and Hispanic crime. To the best of my knowledge he has not explained how the presence of Orientals in the United States is a source of conflict.

            This is what he did write in “The Color of Crime,” “Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.”
            http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            This should be obvious, but “conflict and tension” (Jared’s usual description of the fruits of diversity) ≠ crime rates. Just because asians are smart enough not to punch us in the kneecaps doesn’t mean that they don’t hate us, won’t work together to push us out or discriminate against us (in our own country no less), etc etc. If you expect a fair shake from anyone but whites, you’re in for a rude awakening. If you don’t mind a cesspool of racial hatred just as long as it doesn’t come to blows, then I suggest a short visit to South Korea. The hatred of Americans is very much on the surface there, even though you won’t fear for your skin. Should be a nice eye-opener.

          • JohnEngelman

            Your assertion that Orientals hate whites needs to be documented. It is almost certainly a projection on your part. I have known many Orientals. I have never known one who disliked me for any reason, or who disliked whites as a race.

          • UK Expat

            John, these IQ tests of Orientals, were they administered in large Chinese cities? Or were the people selected from a true representation of the populations of China et al.? Or worse … were they selected in the US?

          • JohnEngelman

            According to Richard Lynn, who has spoken at American Renaissance conferences, the highest average IQ scores in the world can be found in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.

            http://www.sq.4mg.com/NationIQ.htm

            Richard Lynn’s high regard for the intelligence of Orientals was shared by J. Philippe Rushton, who spoke at six American Renaissance conferences

            http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

            and it the informed consensus.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            OK, let’s say that it is projection on my part and I hate asians. If I do, why should I (or any of us) have to share this country with them? Why are the feelings of whites of no account? Please give us some good reasons why you believe so fervently in asian-only diversity. What’s in it for us besides more relatively intelligent, pragmatic to the point of amoral, non-violent people who are comfortable with intellectual theft, corruption, socialism, have little to no creativity, don’t believe in liberty and would sooner vote for a virulently anti-white, utterly incompetent black than side with whites?

          • JohnEngelman

            Orientals have as much right to be here as you do. America is a nation of immigrants. The only Americans who have the right to complain about race displacement and genocide are American Indians.

            Orientals are splendid people. They are intelligent. They obey the law. They get married before having children. The women are beautiful.

            BTW, I voted for Obama too.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            Whites created and built this country. I await, with eager anticipation, your list of asian diversity benefits that show without a doubt that we are better off now with millions of asians than we were in say 1960, when this country was 90% white. I mean it shouldn’t be too hard for an towering intellectual like yourself.

          • JohnEngelman

            Right now Orientals are building the United States. They are being admitted to the best universities, getting well paying jobs with the best corporations, moving into the best neighborhoods, and driving the most expensive cars.

            They deserve that because of their superior intelligence. No country can have too many people with genius level IQs.

            If you have children try to get them to learn Mandarin. It may help them talk to their immediate supervisors and their landlords.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            It’s good to have you on record proclaiming your support for race replacement of whites; for denying that American whites have any right to their own country; for showing your disdain for whites generally. Occasionally you quote Jared Taylor or someone else who actually has a grip on reality and some of us forget that you are a dhimmi for orientals, a quisling white of the most contemptible sort. (Indeed you copy and paste so much that at times I thought you must be a bot – the phrase that I can quote from memory is your bit about blacks who “occupy subordinate roles without resentment”. I can set my watch by that one.) Given that you seem to care nothing about White Identity, the right of White self-determination, the perils of diversity – all the fundamentals of AR save for the narrowest definition of race realism, do you get some masochistic thrill get from coming here? Has it ever sunk into your head that the reason why asians are discussed in “Paved with Good Intentions” is not to praise them and call for asian displacement of whites, but instead to deliver a devastating blow to the leftist idea that black and hispanic failure is due to “white racism”? You miss the forest for the trees, 小呆子.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            I am proud to own an author-autographed copy of Paved With Good Intentions. Not knowing Jared Taylor personally, the theory I’m about to advance might be wrong, so I’m more than willing to be corrected here. But I think the laudatory chapter about Asians was as much skid greasing to get a major house to publish Paved (i.e. making the book seem less “white racist”) as much as it was in JT’s case to disprove “white racism” as a cause of black and Hispanic failure in the book itself.

            I made that point in a way when I reviewed James Edwards’s Racism Schmacism, that he had to “tone it down” in order to cast a wider net to potential eyeballs.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am confident that “the laudatory chapter about Asians” in “Paved With Good Intentions” was as sincere as the following passages from “RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR,” by Professor J. Philippe Rushton:

            “Orientals are slower to mature, less fertile, less sexually active, less aggressive, and have larger brains and higher IQ scores. Blacks are at the other pole. Whites fall in the middle, but closer to Orientals than to Blacks…

            “For the past twenty years I have studied race differences in brain size, intelligence, sexuality, personality, growth rate, life span, crime, and family stability. On all of these traits, Orientals fall at one end of the spectrum, Blacks fall at the other end, and Whites fall in between…

            “Many statistics in Chart 1 come from the United States, where Orientals are a “model minority.” They have fewer divorces, fewer out-of-wedlock births, and fewer reports of child abuse than Whites. More Orientals graduate from college and fewer go to prison…

            “Orientals are the least sexually active, whether measured by age of first intercourse, intercourse frequency, or number of sexual partners. Blacks are the most active on all of these. Once again Whites are in between. These contrasts in sexual activity lead to differences in the rate of diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, and chlamydia. There are high levels of AIDS in Africa, Black America, and the Caribbean and low levels in China and Japan. European countries again fall in between…

            “IQ tests are often made to have an average score of 100, with a “normal” range from 85 to 115. Whites average from 100 to 103. Orientals in Asia and the U.S. tend to have higher scores, about 106, even though IQ tests were made for use in the Euro-American culture.”

            http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

            As I have pointed out several times on this website, Professor Rushton spoke at six American Renaissance conferences.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            I’m comfortable with a wide net and a big tent. Not all of us here are white nationalists, and even myself I would support cutting Hawaii loose and encouraging those who love asians to go there, get their fill and leave the rest of us in peace.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            I don’t think Hawaii ever needed to be a state per se. American territory for Naval defensive posture? Sure. Actual state? In-No-Way. (Yeah, I know, pun intended, and RIP.)

          • JohnEngelman

            Little fool,

            What gives whites the right to call the United States “their country?” If the only people who have the right to be in the United States are those entirely descended from ancestors who were present when the United States Constitution was signed, the population of the United States would be much lower, but a much higher percentage would be American Indians. If anyone has an exclusive racial claim to the United States it is the American Indians.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            What gives whites the right to call the United States “their country?” The same thing that gives the Japanese the right to their own country, despite displacing the Ainu, or the Taiwanese the right to their own country despite displacing the native islanders who are ethnically closer to Filipinos…need I go on? The only one here disputing these sort of rights is you – you deny them to whites. The American Indians fought the invasion and lost, and they live on their nations still. The proper name for this is force, and it is a feature of all life forms everywhere and at all times. I was going to invite you to delight us with more questions proffered from your intestinal tract, but upon reflection, there is precious little profit in arguing with you. A mind so disordered as to accept the truth of racial differences in intelligence and propensity for crime and yet voted for Obama – such a mind must indeed have either zero capacity for rational thought, or have a…let’s call it a logic…so tortured, individual and nuanced as to make me wish you “good luck, god speed, take your meds and watch out for the Nibble Pibblies from Rigel V.”

          • JohnEngelman

            If you want to live in a country where you have a conceivable right to claim that it is somehow the possession of whites, move to Europe. The United States belongs to those who have the legal right to be here. Many of them fortunately are Orientals and Jews.

            By every criterion that white Gentiles on the average are superior to blacks and Hispanics, Orientals on the average are superior to white Gentiles. I have documented that on many occasions, quoting articles that have appeared on this website, and men who have spoken at American Renaissance conferences, including Jared Taylor.

            What I have not done is indulge in ad hominem attacks such as those directed against me by you and others for acting upon the opinion expressed at the top of this page by Thomas Jefferson, “There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

            Although most whites vote Republican, the Republican Party does little but advance the economic interests of rich people. Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 after tax incomes adjusted for inflation for blue collar Americans of all races have declined.

            http://investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=971&mn=389436&pt=msg&mid=10153698ad hominem

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            You’re right, there was no need to attack you. The chances of you convincing anybody, given what you believe…just about nil…therefore it’s hardly worth it to characterize those beliefs negatively since what they are should be obvious to all. To the moderators, if you felt I crossed a line, let me know. I assume not since no edits were done. I do try to keep things within a range acceptable to my conservative grandmother, a good rule of thumb for all things really, but given the terms by which she would characterize JE’s views, perhaps she’s not a good yardstick to use in this case.

          • Japheth

            LOL, listen to this Huffpost troll.

            Mods, why do you allow this level of foolishness on the site?

          • JohnEngelman

            The mods allow me to post here for the same reason they often include news stories I submit. They agree with the quote by Thomas Jefferson at the top of this page, “There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

            If I post something that is not true, point it out.

            If you want your misconceptions to be reinforced, go somewhere else.

          • Japheth

            No, America is a nation of Pilgrims. White people cam here when there was nothing and built a paradise; everyone on earth screams that it is theirs and they are a part of it too. This is nothing more than envy on the part of non-Whites.

            “American” Indians are not “American”; “American” is a political construct that did not exist before 1776. This construct was made up of White people, that is, Europeans. “American” Indians were not even granted citizenship until the 1960s.

            If Orientals are so great, why the hell are they coming to White countries? Maybe you should preach to them about their greatness and live in their system.

          • JohnEngelman

            The Washington Post

            After a year in Abu Dhabi, Jackson did a second job search in the United States. Once again, no bites. She’s now happily employed as a tenure-track assistant professor in Hong Kong, and her husband is a science instructor at the same university.

            Even for those fortunate enough to find work in the United States, there’s still the sense that the best opportunities — the best quality of life — are far from New York or Silicon Valley.

            Sean Love, 27, traded a job as a medical research assistant in an “understaffed and underfunded” lab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for a similar job in Singapore. But the new position comes with better funding, happier co-workers, twice the number of vacation days, nearly free health care and a much higher quality of life.

            Love’s girlfriend, who had spent months fruitlessly searching for a nonprofit job in the Baltimore-Washington area, had two appealing job offers within two months of moving to Singapore. Other friends who moved to Asia had similar experiences.

            “Asia is without a doubt the new land of opportunity for those brave enough to buy a plane ticket,” Love says.

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cant-find-a-job-move-overseas/2012/11/23/b7322ef4-3273-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_story_1.html

          • Japheth

            Um, no, it isn’t. Read about the recent Taiwanese immigrant to Canada who is screaming about how racist Canada is for not having more Taiwanese leadership.

            Asians are in this for Asians, not Whites. Please get a clue.

          • Japheth

            John Engelman is a troll. We Whites do not call ourselves “gentile”, that is a hate term used by Jewish supremacists. We certainly don’t call ourselves “white Gentiles”, as if Ashkenazi “Jews”, who are an Asiatic-Turkic blend, were White. They aren’t. We also do not capitalize Jewish hate-speech when we define ourselves.

            If jewish Asiatics and Orientals are superior, as you say, to “white Gentiles”, why do Orientals need to keep stealing our technology? Why have only Whites been to the moon, and that 40 years ago? Why did the jewish Asiatic state have to resort to stealing uraniam from Whites, instead of refining it on their own? What is holding back all the superior enlightened jewish Asiatic and Oriental gods?

          • JohnEngelman

            Western technical superiority is due to past achievements, and it is fading as the Oriental world catches up. Talking about it makes you sound like an over the hill boxer telling anyone who will listen how great he used to be.

            If you want to see the future visit an elite university and take notice of all the Oriental students.

      • george00

        I read that the people of China, Japan and Korea have a higher average IQ than the white average but the people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia have a lower average IQ than the white average. By the time you average all Orientals IQ’s and compare that with the white average their IQ’s are about the same.

  • guest

    The original definition of diversity – The quality of being diverse or different. A variety of different types of people and things.

    The new definition of diversity as defined by the Left – Ridding the world of people of White European descent and European culture and everything that has to do with Western civilization in general. (It should be noted that while liberals, especially white liberals, constantly praise this type of “diversity” and claim it to be our greatest strength that should be accepted in all Westernized countries, these said liberals never seem to accept this diversity, as they can be found living in all-white gated communities where this type of diversity can’t be found. This alone makes one wonder how this diversity can be so great when those who always preach about it won’t accept it in their own lives.)

    • wattylersrevolt

      Diversity=the street by street,town by town,county by county, and state by state race-replacement of the Native Born White American majority with high fertility hostile post-1965 nonwhites. The treasonous White Liberal Greedy Cheating Class has made an open decalration of war against the Native Born White Majority…made every night on MSNBC by Chris Mathews and the very low IQ Melissa Harris. An ecological case…being made by the low IQ black Van Jones, the wierdo Earth Firsters-Greens(Kiernan Suckling) and the Sierra Club(owned by a billionaire of a certain hostile ethnicity… for race-replacing the Native Born White American Majort is now being made publicly. Of course, there is economic,ecological,cultural, and demographic case for race-replacing the Native Born White America Majority..unless you think it would be in the interests of Native Born White Americans to be very low wage wage slaves violently perseucted by a exponentially growing nonwhite majority…living in a overpopulated festering,stinking-reeking septic tank…in other words, NYC and Newark scaled up across America. It is a deliberate policy to harm millions of Native Born White Americans across America.
      What I have just posted above is exactly what Pat Buchannan should have stated in his new book..he should have ran with it…instead he gave us a policy wonk dud.
      What I have written above is exactly what Jared Taylor should be saying in all of his media appearances…say it the next time you are on Russian TV.because it s the truth.

      I just find it very intetesting that the 70 year old pedaphile Pete Townsend used his iconic theme from “Tommy” duing the 12 12 12 Sandy Relief Concert to boost the meglamania of the very fat Chris Christie when the “Christ-like” image of the Fat Man was projected onto a large screen for millions to see with Roger Daltry singing in a girly-boy voice “see me..hear me”.

  • MekongDelta69

    DIE-verse – yes of course. That’s a MUST.
    COMPETENT – We don’t care about that. We’re leftists.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

      “We don’t need no stinking competence!”

      (sarcasm off)

  • SmithandSmith

    asians “deserve” a Seat because they’re not White, black or hispanic eh? And I’m supposed to believe asians are here to “help” us….

    Are White People ruling over asians in Asia so asians are coming over here to Rule over us? Someone needs to explain why White People are obligated to allow Third World Aliens the “right” to Rule over us in our very own Countries.

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      I agree.

      • SmithandSmith

        Notice how all the asian lovers say NOTHING! about their precious little pets when the asians show themselves for what they really are. And the asian lovers want me to trust them and allow them to take over all the top spots in our Country… I will NEVER!

        I will die first before I let any asian rule over me. Pardon me when I write this but, I HATE asians. They’re gross, ugly, they cheat and steal, they’re liars and they practice the most barbaric stuff I’ve ever heard of. They are truly, Demon Spawn.

        • SmithandSmith

          That’s what I thought. AMREN IS NOT FOR WHITE PEOPLE! THIS PLACE PROTECTS ASIANS OVER AND ABOVE THE WHITE PEOPLE AMREN LIKES TO PRETEND THEY’RE FOR.

          Dear White People,

          Come to my website instead. There you will never find any asian getting protection like amren gives them AND, I will never allow asians to take it over like amren has allowed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rhuled-Bi-Reeson/100003991256373 Rhuled Bi Reeson

          Got dumped by your Asian girlfriend?

  • Danimalius

    What a circus.

  • Slayer88

    So glad I don’t live there anymore. Forget about qualified, they’re not diverse…..What a joke. Christie will not call the blacks or the latins out on this either…

  • Enar_Larsson

    The only thing surprising here is that democrats questioned
    the qualifications of a black gay high court nominee.

  • gemjunior

    This is just more evidence that the whole world has gone mad and the P.C. thing has taken over people’s minds. I was listening to some garbage today dribbling out of the mouth of a libtard who was advocating that “schools must limit anyone but students allowed on campus during school hours. Including parents.” I just cannot believe how the insanity has taken such root, and how it got so bad so quick. I know it’s been going on awhile but it seems to have exploded recently. P.C. nonsense now takes total priority over common sense, as we see in the article. Soon we will see black mannequins and replacements of white statues all over the place. Well at least THEY won’t be able to do any harm.

    • Non Humans

      They grew steadily in the last few decades, but after our current Illegal POTUS took office, they broke thier leashes and have been running even more of a muck since.

  • MartelC

    New Jersey Democrats have long argued that they would approve only “diverse” nominees to the state Supreme Court. But now, as liberal opposition builds against Gov. Christie’s most recent picks, the definition of diverse appears to be changing
    “Diversity” isn’t a game republicans are going to win. Yet they keep playing it.

  • APaige

    The best part was that two diversity nominees were turned down because of “questionable qualifications” and “shady family business dealings”-how many minorities do not have questionable qualfiications and/or shady business dealings?

  • Sloppo

    I think they should appoint a diverse candidate that comes from a homeland with a tradition of promoting diversity, including favoring white minority candidates over the majority ones for positions of governance.

  • alas

    O’Toole is such a hypocrite. How is it racist to discriminate against Asians, but not whites? Surely that belief is itself racist. He must be so blind.

    • Joe Mama

      No, he’s just racist…

  • anew

    Christie is a buffoon, a cartoon of a crude ethnic.

    Let’s see if the governor treats these diverse Democrats the same way he just treated the Republican Speaker of the US House. Something tells me that this time mr. tough-guy will hold his tongue.

  • ATBOTL

    Historically, the NJ supreme court has been staffed by incompetent, often grossly unqualified leftists who routinely make absurd and outrageous rulings.

  • Joe Mama

    “The reality is that African Americans have the greatest struggle in
    this country, and we’re still discriminated against most in this
    country, and so are Latinos.”

    WHAT ?? I mean this can’t be for real ….
    There needs to be a military coo in this country, sorry to say.

  • christy is a pos

    Christy is nothing but a fatass pos liberal poser and needs to be rejected. This lardass is who won the mutt in the WH a 2nd term and is nothing but a loud mouth lying rogue who probably spends half his time on the toilet using rolls of toilet paper. This pos is def full of it. Reject the scumbag liberal liar poser.

  • Non Humans

    I still hold pretty firmly that minorities are, themselves, their own greatest enemies. As more time passes, they become more brazen, and are ceasing to mask their racist thoughts and intentions against whites. As a result, more and more people who are on the fence about the whole race issue are becoming realists, and seeing the liberals as the racist enablers, morons, and children that they are.
    .
    Not saying that it will negate the need for our growing presence and cause, but it definitely plays in our favor that they are willing to put the race card on the table, in plain view. This opens them up for (Our) intellectual assaults for which they have no defenses… other than name-calling and childish insults.

    • Hal K

      People who are becoming race realists have to go further and realize that both liberals and conservatives have gotten us into our present situation. Mainstream conservatives never stand up for whites. When you call liberals “racists” you are buying into the notion that “racism” is wrong. Whites have to start looking out for their interests as whites. Validating the notion that “racism” is wrong is a step in the wrong direction.

  • curri

    The Gawker has an in-depth piece about racist canines:

    http://gawker.com/5972557/why-are-dogs-racist-canine-experts-speak

  • dhs

    Guess what, when white men have been mugged, there isn’t much profit in remugging them. Blacks, browns, yellows, women, and other Diversiyites all fighting one another for the scraps of the civilization that white men developed. Bad luck to all of you!

  • christopher mahoney

    You’ve got to love tribalism. Why not allow each tribe to elect its own justice?

  • PesachPatriot

    I think NJ might be the most corrupt state in the north….I find it interesting that america’s less physically-threatening, non flash mobbing legal citizen minorities…orientals, indians from delhi and the dakotas, semites of both bagel and felafel varieties are defined out of Diversity Inc…it seems like everyone knows the economy is about to start dry heaving soon and the gibsmedat pie won’t be big enough for everyone once jesse and al and revrun farrakhan get their cut…

    New Jersey has some pretty bizarre laws that non-northerners might not know about. It is illegal for drivers to pump their own gas. This law was passed during the great depression to create jobs i think. One of the easisest ways for me to notice jersey transplants down here is when someone seems confused as to how to pump their own gas. For anyone considering visiting the garden state do not leave the Atlantic City boardwalk because its pretty bad in most of the rest of it.

  • JohnEngelman

    Chinese Achievements

    In more than a millennium from the Qin Dynasty to the Yun Dynasty , Chinese science and technology took the lead in the world , and contributed greatly to the progress of the human civilization . An English science historian Bernard said , “For many centuries China was one of the great centers of human civilization and science .” Another English science historian Joseph Needham pointed out , “In many important respects the Chinese made scientific and technological inventions ahead of the legendary figures who created famous ‘hopeful miracles’. The Chinese were abreast with the Arabs when Arabs possessed all the cultural wealth of the Western world . Between the third century A.D. and the 13th . century A.D. , the Chinese kept scientific knowledge at a level far above that of the western world .”…

    Robert Temple , a British scholar , stated in his work “China—A Nation of Discoveries and Inventions” : Probably over half of the inventions the modern world bases on have originated from China. Beside the four Great Chinese Inventions of compass , gunpowder , printing and paper making , many discoveries and inventions with respect to modern agriculture , navigation , petroleum industry , meteorological observation , music , decimal arithmetic , paper money , multistage rocket , submarine torpedo , poisonous gas , gun and cannon , parachute , brandy , whisky , and even he core design of steam engine were made first by the Chinese in the face of nature . These inventions have been the crystallization of Chinese wisdom .
    http://www.china-fun.net/cul/achievement/

  • JohnEngelman

    Jared Taylor Interview

    From Carol M. Swain, Editor, Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism in America, (Cambridge University Press, 2002); December 21, 1999

    Asians outperform whites academically and financially…

    we have a considerably less than one standard deviation difference between Asian IQ — North Asian IQ — and white IQ. I think that, too, is a result of genetics, and I think that that is what explains the dominance of Asians in certain fields, and their lower rates of illegitimacy compared to whites, their lower crime rates, their better achievement in school, their higher average incomes…

    Asians have by and large done very well in contact with whites…

    I think Asians are objectively superior to whites by just about any measure that you can come up with in terms of what are the ingredients for a successful society…

    I think European Jews are Europeans.
    http://www.amren.com/interviews/1999/1221russell-nieli.html

    • Guest
      • JohnEngelman

        In the interview I excerpted from Jared Taylor did make one statement I disagree with, “What I would do is to stop immigration, and I would overturn all antidiscrimination laws.”
        http://www.amren.com/interviews/1999/1221russell-nieli.html

        Unlike 63 percent of Americans in a recent poll I am in favor of reducing immigration levels.

        http://www.gallup.com/poll/1660/immigration.aspx

        I am also in favor of locating and deporting illegal immigrants.

        However, I am not in favor of stopping all immigration. I think perhaps that it would be a good idea to prohibit the immigration of anyone who does not have a job waiting for him or her.

        Moreover, I am not in favor of repealing the civil rights legislation that was passed during the 1960s. I certainly do not think it is possible. I would like for the legislation to be interpreted narrowly enough to prohibit forced school busing and affirmative action.

        • Guest

          So no comment on JT’s anti-miscegenation views (in this case a specific reference to whites & asians), or his link to the study about half-asians who have a higher instance of mental illness?

          • JohnEngelman

            If one does not like something one can always find reasons why it is a bad idea.

            ———-

            Asian/white interracial newlyweds had a higher combined annual income than any other pairing, at over $70,000 per year. In comparison, white/white newlyweds earned $60,000 combined and Asian/Asian couples together earned $62,000 on average.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/interracial-marriage-stat_n_1280511.html

          • Guest

            “If one does not like something one can always find reasons why it is a bad idea.” Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.

          • JohnEngelman

            The increase in illegitimacy and divorce since 1959 has had obviously harmful effects. Children raised to adulthood by both biological parents living together in matrimony tend to have many fewer problems than children who are not raised that way. If there are any disadvantages at all in being the product of an interracial marriage they are slight, and counter acted by advantages.

  • SFLBIB

    How about another “wise Latina”?