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An avid genealogist, I have a knack for using the document trail to root out buried family secrets and often help adoptees and others trace their histories. And so it’s with great amusement that I have unpacked the family trees of anti-immigrant right-wing personalities from Rep. Steve “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies” King (whose own grandmother arrived in the U.S. as a four-year-old with baby siblings in tow) to Tucker “Why does America benefit from having tons of people from failing countries come here?” Carlson (whose ancestor wrote about how the bleak prospects in his native Switzerland forced him to head for America) to Stephen “We favor immigrants who speak English” Miller (whose great-grandmother most definitely did not speak English, per the census.) It’s a project I have jokingly dubbed #resistancegenealogy.

I was curious how long it would take me to hit an immigrant if I dug into the tree of Tomi Lahren, the platinum blonde, snowflake-hating ultra-conservative firebrand recently hired by Fox News. The answer was “not long,” but I never expected to hit pay dirt quite like I did.

But first, let’s back up. I like to say that following a genealogical trail is a lot like Law and Order. (Stay with me.) You hear the dun dun!, listen for the clues, (“I think she was working in a laundromat on 4th street?”) and then, well, you go to the laundromat on 4th street, for God’s sake. So how do we find out who Tomi’s ancestors were? You follow the dun duns.

Multiple sources identify Tomi’s parents as Kevin and Trudy Lahren of Rapid City, SD, including this Dallas Morning News piece. (While we’re at it, here’s a local newspaper article about the high school work experience that must have helped make Tomi who she is today.)

But who are Tomi’s grandparents? Well, this 2011 obituary for South Dakotan Wayne A. Dietrich lists Trudy and Kevin Lahren as his daughter and son-in-law, and Tomi as his granddaughter. And just to seal it, here’s Tomi tweeting out a remembrance of her grandfather on the third anniversary of his death.

Wayne Dietrich’s obituary says that he was born on February 11, 1938, in McLaughlin, South Dakota, the son of Julius Dietrich and Edna Schlacht. Here’s his family in the 1940 census. Further searching shows that Julius Dietrich, Tomi’s great-grandfather, was born in North Dakota on May 23, 1915 to Constantin (sometimes spelled Konstantin) and Pauline Dietrich. Here’s the family living in Linton, South Dakota in the 1920 federal census. And here is Constantin’s obituary, giving his date of birth as December 12, 1887.

Which matches the DOB for Constantin Dietrich of Linton on this World War One draft registration.

But here’s where it gets interesting.

Searching ancestry.com for more on Constantin Dietrich brings up an index listing for an INS file labeled “Prosecutions,” that indicates Dietrich was charged with “forgery, in altering the date of his declaration.”

Wait, what?

That file apparently has not survived, but a quick search of the local papers shows that Constantin Dietrich did indeed go on trial for forgery in Bismarck in May of 1917.

I ordered the court file, which included Dietrich’s grand jury indictment, in all its 14-page glory. Tomi Lahren’s great-great-grandfather was indicted on two separate counts, for “willfully, unlawfully and knowingly” making a false affidavit in connection with a naturalization proceeding, and for forging a naturalization document, in violation of the Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906. The grand jurors accused him of swearing falsely to the date of his declaration, and of altering the original papers (“with a knife or steel eraser or other instrument unknown to the Grand Jurors”) to make it look like his declaration of intention to become a citizen had been executed in 1911 rather than 1909, apparently because he’d let too much time elapse before completing the naturalization process.

But – lucky for Tomi – despite the evidence, the trial jury apparently had sympathy for Mr. Dietrich and acquitted him of the charges. He went on to successfully become a citizen in 1926, ensuring that 90-odd years later, his great-great-grandaughter would be here to compare the Black Lives Matter movement to the KKK and to inadvertently admit that the right keeps hammering on Hillary’s emails to distract from the Russia investigation.

I bring this to light not to shame or embarrass Tomi Lahren. Poke any family tree and you’ll often find similar irregularities. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Constantin Dietrich was a bad person or a scorn-worthy “illegal” to be demonized. Perhaps it only means that like millions of others, his overweening desire to become a US citizen may have caused him to try to cut a corner or two. It means he may have been a good man who made a bad decision under pressure. It means you’d hope his great-great-granddaughter would have empathy for the plight of immigrants rather than try to pull up the ladder behind her.

It means it’s pretty damn ironic that she continues to claim the moral high ground on this one, throwing stone after stone at illegal immigrants, unaware that she’s been living in a proverbial glass house all along.

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  • Joe Beese
    • Joe Beese

      The acknowledgment by the president’s eldest son that he intended to seek legal counsel after the meeting suggests that he knew, or at least suspected, that accepting potentially damaging information about a rival campaign from a foreign country raised thorny legal issues. …

      Mr. Trump entered the Capitol under cover and did not speak with reporters.

      He is the second person connected to the Trump campaign to tell congressional investigators that the campaign was, essentially, too inexperienced and too unfamiliar with politics to pull off a master strategy — let alone coordinate with the Russian government. Mr. Trump’s brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, painted similar picture during an interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee. …

      “As much as some have made of my using the phrase ‘I love it,’ it was simply a colloquial way of saying that I appreciated Rob’s gesture,” he said in his statement on Thursday.

      https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/trump-russia-investigation.html

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        Was he wearing a hood? A white hood?

        • GoutMachine

          I hear the brown shirt-white hood combo is all the rage these days.

          • FlownΩver

            The alternate uniform is khakis and a white polo, accessorized with a fetching tiki torch.

          • Sally

            You mean Trump’s golf attire? Accessorized with a made in China baseball cap to hide his shifty eyes.

      • SweetDeeKat

        So first its about Russian babbies, then it’s about concern for Hilary’s health, and now he is too stupid to commit a crime. Got it.

      • jesterpunk

        He is just a kid and didnt know better.

        • Joe Beese

          He’s just a boy!

          • Villago Delenda Est

            A 39 year old boy, which makes him older than his 71 year old toddler dad.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Now he’s looking for a lawyer? That boy ain’t right.

      • Nockular cavity

        “Under cover?” What, was he wearing a fake nose & mustache or something?

        • Sally

          I would hope so. His genetics did him no favors.

      • Wookie Monster

        Here’s a tip for Donnie Jr: Check with a lawyer BEFORE you decide to break federal campaign laws.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Alternatively, “I love it” could be interpreted to mean “I love it.”

        Signed,
        Occam.

      • SayItWithWookies

        Trump has an army of lawyers at his disposal. Manafort knows that meeting with a foreign power to get stolen information is illegal because he’s worked in that milieu, and of course he was in the meeting. Kushner has a shitload of lawyers. This wet-behind-the-ears shit doesn’t fly.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Hillary CLINTON’s fitness to be president?!? Fuck! There goes another one:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5119111a4a58fa9304145871652231636698c1e1871bdac2262c7801966c2c9c.png

      • Sally

        It’s only the 6th explanation he’s given for this meeting. I think he was guilty of perjury after #3.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          He’s a Trump. I think we have to spot him a baker’s dozen just to be fair.

    • Pisto75666

      I think it’s important to learn about Drumpf’s fitness as a human being but, YMMV.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Face it, bouncing Russian babbies, he was never really all that into you.

    • Sally

      He does know that lying to Congress is illegal, right? And Daddy can’t save his sorry butt? He’s changed his story so many times he must have four fiction writers on staff. along with his plethora of attorneys. “But we didn’t KNOW! We were so busy and it was hard and I had to answer so many questions. I wanted to help the babies get adopted so bad that I was willing to listen to their made-up stories about Hillary, whom I really respect, because gee, I had to know if she was ‘fit’ to be President, didn’t I? I was trying to help my country, which I love so much that I don’t pay taxes either…whoops…I DO pay taxes. Lots of taxes. Too many taxes in fact. What’s that, Lenny? OK, I’ll shut up now.”

      • deadjello

        Here, have an upvote–now you have 61,001 upvotes!!!!!

  • GoutMachine

    Dreamers, anchor babies, and bad-apple immigrants. Huh. One word for all these descendants: hypocrite.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    But it’s okay, since they’re white. /s

    • Michael Smith

      Well.. they are now.

  • Fartknocker

    Oh noos, Tomi has cracks in pretty glass house thanks to the Interweb and and a skilled journalist. Welcome Jennifer, please bring us cakes we like.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Dang ignorant hypocrites!

    Yer doin’ the Lord’s work there, Jennifer. Keep goin’.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Man, can you imagine the damage we could inflict if they got as hacked off at being called hypocrite as they do being called racist?

  • Vincent Ricola

    So we can deport her back to her home country then, right?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “…visit the iniquity of the father unto to the third and fourth generation is what the Good Book says.”

  • OrG

    HAHA!

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    I bring this to light not to shame or embarrass Tomi Lauren.

    Then I’ll do it.

    Who’s with me!

    • GoutMachine

      Me! Otherwise, what is Teh Wonkette for, then, if not shame and embarrassement?

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Come for the shame. Stay for the embarrassment.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          I find this easy to fap to.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Speaking of both shame and embarrassment…

          • Vacuous Virgina

            Let’s leave Bush & tRump out of thid 🙈🙉🙊

          • Vacuous Virgina

            In fact, it’s hard … je, je, je … NOT to 😝

      • handyhippie65

        raging at the machine, and crying on each other’s shoulders?

    • calliecallie

      All of us, Katie.

      • Vacuous Virgina

        👍👍👍👍👍

    • King Beauregard

      The shaming and embarrassment of Tomi Lahren comes from the fact that she is on the wrong side of history, and history just knocked on her door.

      It’s like when a racist goes on TV and the blood test reveals he’s got recent black ancestors — he should be ashamed, not of his ancestry, but of his shitheadedness.

  • OddMan

    Wow, big tip-o-the-hat to you Ms. Jennifer Mendelsohn.
    Very nice bit of research, thank you and this is delicious news.
    That is the thing about every damn white person in this country, we all have stories just like this.
    I have a great grandfather that came over to escape being drafted in the Austrian army for WW I.

    • SweetDeeKat

      I think there’s a few of those sprinkled through my family tree as well.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      My draft-dodging great grandfather was from Sweden.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I guess that makes the US Austria’s Canada?

  • Crank Tango

    Fucking anchor great-great-grandbaby.

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    This ain’t nothing compared to all the shenanigans my ancestors were up to.

    I blame it on a diet without tacos.

    • bookish

      Ima just say this once. No more cousin jokes. No reason, why do you ask?

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

  • Lance Thrustwell

    It would be great if Rachel M. or Trevor Noah or somebody would pick up Jennifer’s piece here for a quick teevee spot. Eminently worthy.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Trevor Noah knows all about being illegal. Born in apartheid era South Africa with a black mother and a white father.

      • Three Finger Salute

        His memoir is called Born a Crime. If you thought Republicans hated Jon Stewart because ((((Leibowitz)))), they REEEEEEEEALLY hate Trevor Noah. They call him “Mandela Jr.” and not in a good way.

        • Teecha

          He did a stand up piece that was on BBC Radio 4 recently, which was autobiographical. One part was about how when he went into town, he had to go with one of his mum’s white friends and his mum had to follow behind so she didn’t get arrested for being in public with him.

        • SDGeoff3

          ew.

      • PubOption

        Against the fucking law, indeed.

        Hat tip to Tom Sharpe.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    All white jury acquits white guy.

  • Cock Blockula

    As an amateur genealogist, I approve this research! A tip of the hat to you, Jennifer!

  • OrG

    I find something like this in my family history can I be deported to my European home?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I’d like me and my family to be deported to a German castle overlooking the Mosel. With an outbuilding for the help.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      I’m also from Switzerland. I migrated here in 1782 with my parents who were too batshit religiously crazy for even the Swiss.

      • Creepoman

        Swiss emigrant (immigrant?) ancestry as well. For some asinine reason, they left a delightful alpine village just south of Lucerne to milk cows in Chino fucking California.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          Mine were the Anabaptists who would become the Amish in Pennsylvania.

          • Creepoman

            I got some of their furniture!

          • arglebargle

            Hey Cousin (for real, probably). Both sides of my Mennonite fambly came from Alsace-Lorraine area in late 1800’s.

          • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

            Where did they end up when you came around? Mine, Elkhart, Indiana.

          • arglebargle

            Mom’s side eventually ended up in Buffalo and Canada. Dad’s side worked their way across the country and wound up in Oregon. I grew up in western PA. I went to Goshen College in the early 80’s so I’m somewhat familiar with Elkhart.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            The Amish are also in Ohio, which is supposed to get hit with a Cat 1 Hurricane Irma sometime next week.

            We’re not ready for this. We can do tornadoes, and we can do blizzards, but we don’t know shit about hurricanes.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Scotland, please take me!

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Just stay away from the one they call Donald Haggis.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Ireland for me, and I’d like to have a drink waiting when I get off the boat since it will be a day ending in Y.

    • Southern Denmark, here I come!

    • Sally

      Only if the DofJ finds out you voted for Clinton. Notice Trump has YET to even mention the CA wildfires, but Florida ALREADY has been declared a disaster area by “President of all who voted for Him?” Not petty, not a bit.

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        Decisions decions- England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Lithuania?

    • Cock Blockula

      I could actually take out Irish citizenship due to grandmama being from there. I seriously considered it when Bush 2 was elected. The idea was resurrected last Nov 9.

  • Nockular cavity

    DIPORT! Go back to Rusher, dang forriner!

  • hudson

    laws are funny. one day something is cool, other days it is not. for. eg., one day it was the law to tax hoi-poloi without representation. roll over another it is not.

    laws are also great. because they allow us a graceful mechanism to side step ancient/archaic prejudices and let the experience of contemporaries bear on current problems. real people living now and here, and not in some cloud, can tweak laws to fit to their own circumstances. atleast in theory. will take this to anything else.

    • Three Finger Salute

      “Hoi polloi” is Greek and therefore something only goddamn ferriners say. Them Greeks was a buncha fairies too. Yer not a ferriner are ya son? Or a fairy….? (hock-spit-dinggggggg)

  • Old town Urbandale

    Did you read the obituary? Constantin Dietrich was born in… South Russia!!!! So obviously Tomi is on Putin’s payroll.

    • The Wanderer

      Volga German, then.

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        If you knew Volga like I knew Volga.

        • The Wanderer

          Oh, oh, oh what a chelovek.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Volgarians.

      • laughingnome

        Lots of them in the dry dry middle of the country.

      • whambly

        Odessa would be Black Sea Germans ;0)

    • Lefty Wright

      A Confederate Russian?

    • whambly

      Oh God. When I saw Dakotas and the German name I had a bad feeling. I’m 1/4 Black Sea German. Do not want to be related to her!

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    “I bring this to light not to shame or embarrass Tomi Lahren.”

    Hell, why not?

  • The Wanderer

    Two branches of my family came from Ireland (pre-Famine) and Bavaria (supposedly pre-1848). I have minimal interest in what they did or how they did it to become citizens of this country.

    But I’m hamster-stranglingly pleased that they did.

    • natoslug

      I’m somewhat disappointed my ancestors did not have the sense to become Canadian citizens. Of course, on the Scottish side, I understand America was the place to hide if you insisted on constantly being on the losing side of trying to kick the damned English out of Scotland.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Me too. The U.S. shut the door on pretty much everyone in the ’20s, and as a result there’s a thriving Portuguese community in Toronto and Montreal. Nelly Furtado, the pop singer, probably the most famous one.

      • Teecha

        Loads of my Scottish rellies moved to Canada. And a couple to Australia. I always thought Canada would have been easier to get used to, in terms of weather at least.

        • natoslug

          Somehow my dead Scots ended up in Alabama.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    It’s totally OK to shame and embarrass Tomi Lahren…

    Thank you!

  • Fartknocker

    My great, great, great grandpa started the idea of abortions for $$$ but the fine people of Texas thought that was a bad idea and violated the bible. So then he started a new business and made millions killing American bisons, almost making the species extinct. But then the gubmint got involved so he retired and hung out in bars and expensive houses of prostitution.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      A friend asks, “how can one enter such a retirement community?”

      • natoslug

        Pantsless, and crotch first.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          I’m up for that.

          • dlemex

            Seeing as you are all hirsute, how do we know you’re pantsless?

          • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

            This is my ongoing pantsexstential dilemma.

    • OddMan

      Sounds like a great idea for a book.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    High school student applies for job? Slow news day in Rapid City?

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Every day is a slow news day in Rapid City.

  • Scooby

    Since she’s not brown, I’m gonna let this one go.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      That’s what Dietrich’s jury was thinking…

      • Scooby

        It’s also the big Sheriff Clark hat.

    • natoslug

      If the defendant is white, we must acquit(e).

      • Beanz&Berryz

        New words are necessary sometimes

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Hypocritical right-wing bigot is bigoted, also hypocritical. Details at 11.

    • Meccalopolis

      Tautologies gonna taut

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Well with having Jewish Nazi’s in the white house and black people speaking out against BLM nothing really surprises me anymore.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Hey Robbert since you are in the NL, have you ever heard of the symphonic metal band called Epica?

      I’m going to see them tomorrow in Denver. I’m a big fan and am curious as how popular they are given that they seem to appeal to a small musical market.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Funny you should ask. My best friend loves this music and we visited a festival this summer where MaYan performed. Apparantly this is the band of the creator of Epica and my best friend loved it.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayan_(band)

        It’s indeed a small market and I don’t understand it but the fans are really loyal.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          Thanks Robert and yes, we are loyal fans. While I am a classically trained violist, I just love the genre for taking classical and prog to new heights. And the lead singer of Epica, oh my.

  • Wolf Tracker

    I did my families genealogy and found all kinds of stuff my parent’s didn’t want us to know about our ancestors.

    All families have people that came as immigrants unless you are Native American and probably have a few that were real scoundrels.

    Anyone claiming a perfect heritage of nothing but saints is just not living in reality.

    • Teecha

      Also worth remembering that the English set up colonies as a place to transport their criminals so they could thin out their underclass.

      So there must be loads of Americans who are the descendants of those prisoners who served their terms and then started all over again in their new country.
      There’s a lovely section in Moll Flanders about it.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Ever notice the similarities between Celtic music and Bluegrass?

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Key and Peele did an Ancestry.com commercial. All the white people found out they were related to kings and scientists and statesmen, and all the black people found out they were related to Thomas Jefferson.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Say it with me; if these kids are “anchor babies” in any sense of the word, their parents would not find a way to pay taxes.

  • The Librarian

    😂. Ooops! I suspect if every person who talks smack about immigrants did the same kind of research, they’d find something akin to this. However, they’d also probably make some excuse about why it’s “different”.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      White, if not naturally blonde…

      • The Librarian

        Of course. The only skeleton I know about my paternal grandfather is that he lied about his age so he could fight in WWI for his beloved adopted country.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          My paternal grandparents met in rural North Dakota, which is redundant. I think my paternal grandfather immigrated from the Old country as a kid/Dreamer, grandma was natural born here… But she did once refer to certain lessons/interactions around behind the barn…

        • grindstone

          We have a bootlegger and a Methodist preacher on my dad’s side. We don’t talk about the Methodist preacher, of course.

    • Three Finger Salute

      if you’re not an Indian you’re an immigrant, period.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Since they came across the land bridge that’s now the Bering Strait, doesn’t that make them immigrants as well?

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Soooo.. under the new cruelty, g-g-grandpa should have been deported, so really, any resulting spawn are here illegally too… So deport them all, also too… The 14th Amendment was really only meant for the ex-slaves, anyway…

  • Mr. Blobfish

    We can punish the child for the crimes of the great-great-great-grandfather.

  • memzilla Ω

    Impressively sleuthed. However, no amount of research will discover why I should give a spavined fuck about what Teemy L’aryan says.

  • laughingnome

    A genealogy tour de force!

  • Crystalclear12

    I’m sure she would be the first to explain to you this doesn’t count because he came from a “European” country.

  • Ricky Gay

    Alas, when Toomy tries to read your excellent reportage, she’ll get stuck trying to comprehend the opening line, “An avid…”

  • The Wanderer

    If I recall, I was quite gleeful when early genealogical research revealed that about a third of the Afrikaners in apartheid South Africa had intermarried with native Africans. Oh, the wailing and gnashing of teeth was glorious.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      You’d almost think the first thing the Dutch settlers in South Africa said when they got off the boat was, ‘Take us to your women.’

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Where are the black women at?”

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    Hot damn.

  • therblig
    • Three Finger Salute

      “How can you be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all?”

      Schroedinger’s quantum America?

    • Thurman Munster IV

      Thank you for that.

  • hudson

    Hi Ms. Lahren, i guess now that you have exposed the fallacies & inadequacies of ObamaCare without any self-implicating circumstances ever propping up, I guess it qualifies you to opine on the next flashy subject, especially given your deep experiential knowledge on the subject matter.

  • laughingnome

    My grandfather came over illegally made some money then went back and built a house and got married and then came over legally.

  • Michael Smith

    My father’s side of the family is of Eastern European descent. My dad and his family and friends are all from the same little area of Pittsburgh where Eastern Europeans settled. Most of these people are now big Trumpists who parrot the illegal immigrant rage. “They don’t want to assimilate the way our ancestors did, they just want to come here and get free stuff” along with implicit assertions of brown-skinned inferiority.

    Boy, would they be shocked to learn how eastern European (or “hunkies” as they were called with derision) were treated for the first few generations they were here.

    My dad’s grandmother hand-wrote a memoir that I’m currently transcribing. She describes the prejudice against her and her neighborhood friends at the hands of the “Johnny Bulls” at the local high school. She even refers to herself and her group without hesitation as “the foreign kids.” She was born here, but both of her parents were born somewhere in Eastern Europe. She talks about a kid from her neighborhood who was a great football player for the high school (this was in the early 30’s), and so was given a pass by the Johnny Bulls. But when he graduated college on his football scholarship and came back to be a teacher, the Johnny Bulls and their parents were so aghast at the notion of being taught by a savage Hunky that he was actually beat up. He wound up quitting teaching and becoming a lawyer.

    Also, I was doing some research about a coal mine near my fiance’s parent’s house, in which about a 100 “hunky” coalminers died when a mine owned by Frick collapsed. Then some survivors went on strike because, despite the devastating accident, no additional safety precautions were taken. And the national guard was called in by Frick to fire on the strikers.

    A few years later, the mine was one of the biggest in the region, and I found an article in the Post Gazette from like 1893 all about it. The article praised the mine and talked about how hard working the “Hungarian” immigrants were (these people weren’t necessarily Hungarian, but “hunky” was a blanket slur for Eastern European and “Hungarian” was a less vulgar way of saying hunky.) But the article also claimed that the Hungarians are less responsive to pain, and that they are driven to work hard because they have an almost mindless devotion to money “like the Chinese, who are their cousins.”

    Ah yes – the hunkies are huns! Not even white! In addition, the local Mount Pleasant Paper ran an editorial in the 1890’s that was insanely similar to nativist paranoia today. The hunkies are drunks, they have no family values, their women are ugly and manly because they are a less advanced form of humanity, and they’ve been brought in to do work for cheap and rob real Americans of their jobs.

    The worst part is, for a lot of my family’s hunky descendants, all of this only reinforces their belief that “hey our ancestors put up with it to earn us our current position – if these people want their kids to live well, they need to put up with the suffering too.” Almost like they see it as ethnic hazing.

    • laughingnome

      When my grandfather moved to upstate NY in the 20s the local Klan burned crosses on the hillsides to protest the Catholics foreigners. Same story over and over.

      • Michael Smith

        My great-grandma’s memoir has a story about the Klan burning crosses on the adjacent hillside from her as well. She was Russian Orthodox, but they didn’t like that either. Actually, though, she never says why they burned the crosses or if they were specifically directed at her neighborhood, just that it terrified her and her dad tried to keep her from seeing it.

        • laughingnome

          I drive by the particular hill every time I visit the old homestead and I think of what motivated the idiots to do it. Fear shortcuts humanity.

      • Edith Prickly

        If you were an Irish Catholic in Ontario around the time my ancestors arrived, you could forget about working in the civil service or banking sector. The Orangemen did not want you corrupting the place with your Papist cooties. One of my father’s uncles anglicized his Slavic last name so he could work for a trust company in the 1940s.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Which is what makes me so sick about Poles and Slavs joining Nazi groups and/or supporting Trump (like there’s a difference, the GOP basically is a neo-Nazi party in and of itself). Hitler despised the Eastern Europeans, and Trump exploits Poles as cheap labor, then turns around and blames “Mexicans.” The fact that a lot of them were Jews only added to Hitler’s hatred of them. The triangle patches on the prison uniforms allowed for more than one “category” — positioned in such a way as to overlap, they formed a six-pointed star. Thus lumping basically everyone who was to be purged as an undesirable, as the lowest rung on the ladder: “Jews” in one way or another.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Why couldn’t that football player have been a real Murrican, like Johnny U and Willie Joe Namath?!

    • Teecha

      That’s really interesting. Would you be at all prepared to share any of the memoir with a teecha who covers the USA in the early part of the C20th (particularly the changes in immigration laws) and is always looking for original source material?

      • Michael Smith

        Sure! When I’m finished with it, I’ll make sure my grandmother is okay with making it public and if she is, then yeah.

        • Teecha

          Thank you!

        • Teecha

          And if granny is ok with it, thanks to her too!

  • JohnBull

    Snowflake: A derogatory term given to liberals by conservatives who lose their shit over a stranger not standing up for the national anthem.

    • BigTBone

      The same folks who strap on an AR-15 to go buy a sandwich.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hey, the poor bastard deserved leniency — anyone who fled Russia and ended up in North Dakota was having a rough time immigrating. To paraphrase Neil Armstrong — that’s one giant steppe for a man; one small leap for mankind.

  • Rebel Scum with permit

    Imagine the response had some messican type person tried to do that today. Prison, deportation, no chance to enter the country legally again.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Well, just look at such mega-asshats as Joe Arpaio and Tom Tancredo, whose names both end in vowels, which was the gold standard a few decades back for determining how “white” one was.

  • Belasaurius

    how much longer til she’s in porn?

    • laughingnome

      You mean how much longer til they find the porn she’s already been in.

    • laughingnome

      I’d actually respect her more for that work than her current work.

  • Wild Cat

    Her mouth is especially wide in that photo. She must have went to the Barnum and Bailey finale that day.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      The Michele Bachmann School of Corn Doggery.

  • Bemused Australian

    Bollocks to this, I’m off to play video games.

    https://gfycat.com/BothSolidAnura

  • susan_g

    Love the way Jennifer Mendelsohn is dropping bombs on these thugs.

  • spangled

    oh boy….that picture of her in high school….i know that look my sister had it too. she was absolutely anorexic.

    i feel kinda bad for making fun of her….but she’s such a terrible person these days. ugh.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    OT: HRC is on the cover of this week’s Time.

    https://twitter.com/MrDane1982/status/905777069350678528

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      I like it. Still feels like a gut punch, though.

    • GoutMachine

      Sniff ;( … that should be “President Hillary Clinton, Time Magazine – 2017”

    • Vincent Ricola

      Gee Time, this would’ve been a pretty fucking helpful story to write ONE YEAR AGO. *sad rage face*

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Right in the feels.

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      Would it be immature and petty to tweet this picture to the orange fuckstick, a lot?

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        no

      • Moebym of the Returners

        No.

    • Daniel

      Nice to see that women from Not America have all those Actual American ones to change the world for them, Time.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Both of my maternal great-grandfathers came here more or less illegally. Grandma’s father posed as the son of his aunt because his own parents couldn’t afford the voyage, while grandpa’s father stowed away in a barrel on a cargo ship when he was 15. I have no idea about my father’s side, and I don’t even know how the logistics would be worked out for deporting someone with ancestors in multiple countries. Dual citizens aren’t usually viewed favorably anywhere, and if the E.U. fragments, would I have to pick a country or have one assigned for me? Ireland’s cold, but I don’t speak Portuguese…

    • Courser_Resistance

      I wouldn’t mind going back to Norway and I’m learning Swedish. Norwegian is supposedly even easier.

      • Three Finger Salute

        I probably wouldn’t even get the opportunity to choose. The Portuguese side (mom’s) were Jewish conversos who got exiled to the Azorean Islands. So with this being Trump’s Aryan America, I’d just get sent to the, uh, “tanning booth.”

        • Johnny Appleseed

          Funny! But, with the Portugese skin, the tan would likely look better than Trump’s eyeburn, I’m guessing.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Yeah, it’s not going to be a “tan” so much as… six-pointed star dust…

        • OrdinaryJoe

          We don’t know for sure if they were conversos, but my mother’s fam, on both sides, left Spain early in the 18th century, stopped for a cup of coffee in Monterey and then headed straight to Nuevo Mexico, where they went as far north as they could to be out of contact with the world and they pretty much stayed put and off the radar until around 1848 when the world caught up with them AGAIN. Gotta think there was a reason they did that.

      • Meccalopolis

        I speak Swedish chef

    • OrdinaryJoe

      All of you who came here after 1492 came here illegally because you were fucking trespassing on my ancestral family’s land. And I’m also saying fuck you to the 1/2 of me that is of European ancestry.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Good point. Dunno where I’d go back to though. Can’t afford to leave either, sad to say.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        A fuck-myself? The judges will have to rule on the difficulty level, but I think we have a new winner.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      If we went with genetics, I’d end up in Eastern Europe. Maybe I could go to one of the countries that Russia isn’t current invading?

      • Three Finger Salute

        According to science, we’d all end up in Africa.

        But, uh… I think Africa’s had about enough punishment already.

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

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    • aureolaborealis

      🎶
      When I was just a little girl,
      I asked my mother,
      What will I be?
      Will I be hateful?
      Will I be blonde?
      Here’s what she said to me:
      “Que sera sera,
      Whatever will be will be,
      Stupid and cruel, you see,
      will always get you paid …”

      🎶

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Well done Jennifer. Quite the sleuth!!

  • Run2Live
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Tomi! Tomie! Tomy! Tome!

  • OrdinaryJoe
  • Michael Smith

    From the “Mt. Pleasant [little white Trumpist town in PA] Journal,” 1884.

    “One of the most degrading influences brought to bear upon our community is the indiscriminate portion of Hungarian serfs and their employment in public works in preference to good local citizens who are willing and can perform more and better labor for the same pay. Little do they care for our working men or our business men. They are ruining both and well they know it. Go to any of these coke works where these serfs are employed and you will find women and children at work fit only for the stoutest of men. Girls of ten years of age working and drawing coke; Extreme promiscuity in their marital relations, carrying on an illicit whiskey traffic. If it really takes men women and children at hard labor to keep a family which lives on the cheapest and filthiest of wares, what will other American citizens do for a living?”

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Heavens to Betsy!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hunky bastards are taking our jerbs!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      So much wrong with this.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Similar things have been said about Chinese immigrants and other groups.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The work must be that hard if furrin children are doing it.

    • laughingnome

      Steve Bannon is really old.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    This is how warped the right is; guys with obvious Slavic surnames are parading around yelling “blood and soil!” when in Hitler’s Germany they would have been working as slaves in an ammunition plant.

    This country is about a creed, not about “blood and soil”. The two concepts are diametrically opposed. Your color, your ancestry, your religion, none of these things should matter in the broader society. You should be judged by the content of your character, not the contents of your ancestors.com readout, to paraphrase some blah guy from 50 odd years ago.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      There is no blood and soil. When I did that DNA test thing, they found genetic markers for several different national groups, plus a bit of Neanderthal. That makes me like most Americans. I have ancestors who came here in the 1600’s, and ones that came 3 generations ago.
      If anyone has a claim to blood and soil it’s Native Americans, not those goobers with tiki torches.

    • TJ Barke

      What’re you? Some kinda filthy American?!

    • Three Finger Salute

      And then, there’s Israel. But that’s well beyond the scope of noncomments.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I am adopted so have not a fucking clue. I think I’ll go with miy parents were gangbangers and outlaws from Venezuela. So fuck you nativists!

    • Three Finger Salute

      My self-effacing personality doesn’t fit with American culture. I was born on the wrong side of the border. So, I think I’ll go with “I identify as a Canadian,” and ICE can feel free to send me to hockeyland.

  • Courser_Resistance

    OT: I win the day already. I got my application for Medicaid and SNAP done (accepted by Medicaid, cards on the way) all before 8:30 this morning. Lyft application went in yesterday and just need my DOT exam and selfie picture. It’s a day for getting stuff done

  • Snopes Shop

    OT Batboy butchering both the English and the Spanish language in TV

    • Vincent Ricola

      His Spanish is worse than mine and I only know enough to order a taco from the truck.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I bet Tomi can fit her whole fist in that big trap of hers.

  • Wolf Tracker

    Imagine if we treated state borders the same way Republicans want to treat our national borders.

    We could declare all those Texans and Florideans escaping a disaster illegal aliens.

    Hey we have enough problems of our own in my state.

    • marxalot

      I feel like the punchline to this is the reverse of this line from a ’70s Doonesbury: “he probably would, but he’s against forced busing.”

  • jesterpunk

    OT but of course the Trump administration is siding with United.

    http://abc7chicago.com/travel/us-wont-punish-united-over-passenger-dragging-incident/2387132/

    The Transportation Department said it found no evidence that United violated David Dao’s civil rights in the April 9 incident in Chicago. There was also not enough evidence that the airline violated rules regarding bumping passengers to take the case further, the department said.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      You forget, silly. He was one of “those other” people so being dragged out, bloody, from his ticketed seat, looked just fine to them.

      • jesterpunk

        I wonder if they are going to investigate Delta for making Ann Coulter sit next to a foreign looking person?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    He wasn’t prosecuted. He was white so he was persecuted.

  • beingreleased

    https://twitter.com/hansilowang/status/905823617124102145

    Apparently the evacuation order doesn’t apply to gas station workers.

    • h4rr4r

      Duh, those are worthless poors.

    • Wolf Tracker

      If he was to declare martial law he could legally force businesses to stay open.

      God Bless America!

    • Teecha

      Do you have pay at pump petrol stations? They don’t need anyone working there. Just a big sign showing where the emergency off switch is.

      They’re delightful. Yet another transaction where human interaction is removed.

      • beingreleased

        OK. First of all, we don’t have fucking “petrol stations.” We have goddamn gas stations like real goddamn Mericans.

        But yes, we have pay at the pump. Otherwise, we’d have to walk in to the little gas station store, and we can’t have any unnecessary walking, can we?

        • Teecha

          Ha!
          I can’t bring myself to type it the American way.
          I just want to check that we’re meaning the same thing by pay at pump? Where you put your card in the reader on the pump and add your PIN and it tells you you can have x amount of fuel.
          (I only ask coz my friend is just back from travelling across the US and she was surprised that she couldn’t use chip+pin everywhere. And where she could use it, people were all ‘oooh, look at our new tech’ whereas we’re all blasé about it, and also about contactless payments.)

      • Three Finger Salute

        “Systematizing the synergy!” -Tech industry sociopaths

  • h4rr4r

    Deport that ill eagle!

  • Royal Ugly Globalist Dude

    Her forehead is too big. There, I said it.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Such a waste of surface area considering what’s behind that forehead.

  • Nephilim
  • TJ Barke

    It’s hypocrites all the way down.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I have two birth certificates for my mother: one shows she was born aboard a Greek-flagged ship. The other is dated 3 days later in a NYC hospital. This is why my mother was an American citizen.

    • Three Finger Salute

      My mom’s doesn’t even have her name written on it. The explanation from my grandmother was that she was too sick to fill anything out, and grandpa was upset he didn’t have a son. (Mom is the last baby.) Also, she didn’t have a name until her two older sisters picked one (yes, they delegated out to a fucking 8- and 6-year-old) — and not until she was due to be baptized. So it’s just blank in the name space, with the birth date and the hospital and little else. Poor mom, nobody cared :(

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        That’s so terrible! Makes a great family story, though. But now I want to know what name her sisters chose!

  • calliecallie

    Jennifer, like Liam Neeson, you have a “particular set of skills” and I am just glad you are on our side. Now who else has a family tree worth investigating? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? So many assholes, so little time.

    Rumor has it my own Irish Grandmother did time back in the old country for something IRA related, or maybe she was set up because she refused to date the postmaster she was working for, stories vary. And yet she managed to come to this country, marry, reproduce, and now she has four generations of descendants, many of whom are still working to stand up to oppression, and/or still working for the government. And only one that I know of has done time.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I spend WAY too much money on ancestry.com (although I can’t investigate half of the family because I can’t read Russian). I’m pretty sure most of my Canadian relatives were up to no good, but I don’t know how much of it is documented. I DID manage to trace my lineage back to a prominent family in NY (“indirectly”, as they say, because we a woman in there) that had a castle in the Netherlands. Good times. I only wish I could print out the whole family tree on a massive sheet of paper.

      • Three Finger Salute

        If you can afford it, you can put it into a gigantic PDF and take it to a copy shop to be printed on poster paper. Bring that to a Michael’s crafts store and they’ll frame it for you.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          For real? I think with the info I have now, I would never be able to frame it. Some branches go back to the 1300s. But I didn’t know you could put it into a PDF.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I don’t think from Ancestry directly. You might be able to download the data as what’s called a GEDCOM file and load it into a program called Family Tree Maker (defunct, might be able to find it on eBay or in the “Swedish marketplace” hint hint). There’s an open-source one called GRAMPS that loads GEDCOM files. Haven’t tried it out though.

            Or, if you have the time, you can make a flowchart in an MS Office program like Publisher. Just set the page dimensions for however big you want or need the page to be. Office versions 2007 and later have a native feature to export to PDF, no Acrobat needed.

  • TundraGrifter

    Interesting hobby…remind me to stay on your good side!

    Meanwhile, I’m going to repeat a thought I posted a while ago because it seems to fit so well here.

    The first white folks who came to America didn’t speak the languages, didn’t really have the skills required to live successfully in “The New World” (which is one reason so many of them died off), often didn’t have a great deal of money, and managed to import a number of diseases which had a terrible impact on the people who were here first.

    Oh – and they started fighting with those First Americans almost right away.

  • Royal Ugly Globalist Dude

    I would still detest her, even if she were shown to be related to Tom Lehrer.

    • Werewolf

      Doubt it-Tom Lehrer is a (((globalist))), not a good Aryan like Toni.

      • Teecha

        She’s not as naturally blonde as she wants to be.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Or Burt Lahr

  • Covfefe

    If you want to get away with breaking the law, you have to keep your mouth shut.

    One of my uncles was a frostback, who slipped across the border illegally. Never even told his wife. We only found out when he died.

    • Teecha

      I’ve never heard the expression ‘frostback’. Please could you explain?

      • Covfefe

        A frostback is an illegal Canadian immigrant.

        • Three Finger Salute

          We are all Frostbacks-in-waiting now.

        • Teecha

          Thank you!

      • Three Finger Salute

        I’m going to guess it’s a Canadian who went from north to south. (Or north, from America to Canada?) Slightly less pejorative than the term applied to Mexicans said to swim through the Rio Grande to get to America. If the latter, there’s going to be a lot of “frostbacks” who land in Justin’s backyard by the end of this year. Bigliest crowd ever.

        • Teecha

          Thanks!

  • rocktonsam

    She just yaps out the usual dog whistle tripe. She needs a nose ring or something to separate from the pack.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Nose ring, no. But I bet she always gets a good delay in the airport security line.

      • therblig

        chastity belt?

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          Well, okay. But I was really thinking about other bodily features from which rings can be used as decoration. Not that I spend a lot of time thinking about such things, though. For some reason, they just seem weird to me.

    • jsmukg

      No. Untrained bitches belong on leashes :)

  • Zonath

    I’m just surprised that Tomi has ancestry; I honestly thought that they just kept cloning the same vacuous blonde bubblehead every 5 years or so. Ann Coulter, Kellyanne Conway, on down the line.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Yeah. I kinda thought they were all blonde androids that were being churned out in a Chinese robot factory myself.

      • Covfefe

        Nah. Tomi is a Russian bot.

      • therblig

        blandroids

    • Mavenmaven
      • Three Finger Salute

        Surrounded by Trump bodily fluids at that.

        It all returns to nothing!

  • TJ Barke

    My ancestors came to America from Sweden to build a better life, and now, because of all the Trumpscum, I’m considering the opposite.

    • TimResistit

      You know I was seriously considering some snowy climate in Europe to retire to when the time comes. Denmark maybe,. My only problem, well one of my concerns anyway, was europe’s skinhead/ nazi clans. but now after these 8 months or so, I am starting to see that skin heads are just as empowered here, but by the official goverment.

      • TJ Barke

        In Germany naziism is illegal now…

        • redarmyzombie

          Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped the fuckers from trying…

  • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

    Meh. Tomi Lahren is as air-headed as a blow-up doll and nearly as attractive.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Blow-up doll libelz. Any friend of Hunter’s, Lloyd Dobler and Jack Sparrow is a friend of mine.

      http://i.imgur.com/bO5M8LR.gif

  • Bananas Foster

    OT:

    With the debt ceiling yesterday and the DACA/Dream Act stuff today, I’m beginning to think that Trump is sick of being hated and losing. He may do some decent stuff just to placate his own ego.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Don’t get sucked in.

      • Bananas Foster

        I’m not getting sucked in. I’m not assigning anything good to him. I think his ego may work in our favor.

        • Augustus

          Just like his/their incompetence has worked in our favor.

    • TJ Barke

      If he actually wants to be loved by everyone, and has no actual values of his own, then doing things that an actual majority of Americans want will make more people like him…

    • wide_stance_hubby

      The man has had 70 years to do something decent. . .

    • Wolf Tracker

      That would be accurate if Trump had a conscience like normal people.

      Trump does not care at all about Harvey and Irma or the debt ceiling or DACA and he just wants to get through this fast so he can get to tax cuts for his wealthy brats.

      • Bananas Foster

        I’m not saying he has a conscience.

        I’m saying he wants a win and for people to stop marching in the streets against him.

        • Wolf Tracker

          Maybe. I think winning for Trump has a different meaning than for most people. He is perfectly happy to be hated and screw over his investors and employees as long as he made money.

          • Bananas Foster

            He really really seems to like being liked.

          • Wolf Tracker

            He likes his ego stroked and that is what narcissists live for but he would get more pleasure having it stroked by his wealthy constituents for giving them a tax break while helping his own brats than by the poor people he doesn’t allow on his golf courses.

          • Bananas Foster

            Sure, but he’s a glutton who’s probably going to take what he can get.

    • proudgrampa

      I just hope the Democrats haven’t made a pact with the devil.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I got a lot of pushback for saying the same thing yesterday. Everything he touches eventually involves betrayal, tars everyone involved, and turns to shit.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          the good news is- this will blow up in the GOP’s face, no matter how Donnie plays it. Worst case scenario is that the Dems go back to plan A and assume the boy king is an ass who will do the worst thing he can think of…

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            From your lips to God’s ears. Here’s hoping…

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I’ve got confidence in Pelosi, this ain’t her first rodeo

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Same here. Schumer…not so much.

        • proudgrampa

          Indeed.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Or he may just be trying to piss off Mitch and Paul, and let them know if they take their ball and go home, there are other kids to play with.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Trump is a weak man with racist inclinations, and he’s he’s had people like Bannon whispering in his ear this whole time.

  • proudgrampa

    Who is this bimbo and why should I care?*

    *Question is rhetorical.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Rhetorical, yet fair.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste
      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        I bet you need a paint scraper to get that off when it sticks to the roof of your mouth.

        • proudgrampa

          I confess that I am addicted to white bread peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches.

          Please don’t judge.

          • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

            I would no, never.

            What!?

          • Covfefe

            Don’t judge? This is a mommy recipe blog. You’re blocked.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I always liked just bread-and-butter sandwiches. Also, just plain mustard. I’m a bad Bay Stater, though, because I can’t stand marshmallow Fluff.

          • Teecha

            I like marmite with saltnvinegar crisps.

            Or I swap the marmite for tuna sometimes. But the crisps are vital. And they must be marmite.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            I eat out of the catbox and even I’m having trouble with that one.

          • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

            Catbox is a recognized vitamin essential to dogs’ health.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            It’s part of my low carb diet!

          • Mr. Blobfish

            No judgement. I put potato chips on my hot dogs.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I put them on Willow Tree chicken salad sandwiches. I think it might be a texture thing, because I don’t like sandwiches that are too soft (and I always use the Lay’s Wavy or Ruffles).

            A sandwich of chouriço and “chips” (actually fries) is a very popular dish in Portuguese neighborhoods too.

          • proudgrampa

            I’ve been thinking about this, Blob. That’s pretty twisted…

            Not that I’m judging…

            Cheers!

          • Mr. Blobfish

            Goes good with an Oktoberfest bier. As to most tube steaks.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            That takes the cakes-we-like!
            What’s next? Guacamole with peas? CANNED CL***?!

          • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

            I can’t judge about that anyway, given that I was raised on those kind of sandwiches. But I did turn out okay. I think…

          • proudgrampa

            I might say the you seem to be a fine example of personhood.

            Cheers!

        • therblig

          they sell it at our local bodeg. i’m amazed that they’re able to slice it at the bakery – must use lasers.

      • HogeyeGrex
  • therblig

    but that was back then when america needed more people. we have enough now.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Because America has always been SOOOOooo kind and welcoming to its immigrants, every wave from the Germans on, over and over forgetting that they go on to become our most valued citizens.

      • Three Finger Salute

        The immigrants weren’t very nice to the natives though either. We suck.

  • marxalot

    We’re a nation of scurrilous sneaks, prevaricators, circumnavigators, and small time chislers. Best guess? MAGA morons want to deport DREAMers because they’re a buncha goody two-shoes who make the rest of us look bad. They file paperwork! They pay fines! They voluntarily disclose their accurate immigration status!

    • SayItWithWookies

      Truly we don’t deserve this great land — let’s give it back to the people who stole it first!

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Also, I think my great-great-great grandmother was kind of a slut.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Pretty certain my great-grandmother came to the U.S. because she killed a man.

    • Crank Tango

      At least we’re not somnambulaters!

      • laughingnome

        Wake me up when I get back from my walk.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      You know, I honestly wonder if this isn’t part of it. You know they voted for Trump just to say fuck you to the smartypants know-stuff liberals.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I might add that we’re sadistic bestial necrophiles, but that’s beating a dead horse.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Necrohippoflagellation libel!

      • handyhippie65

        hell, the repubs beat the dead horse of “but her e-mail!” till it was nothing but a skeleton.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      WWMHD? What would Melanoma Have Done?

  • Mavenmaven

    He was from Odessa!

  • Covfefe

    I feel the Republicans are making a mistake. 25 to 30 years from now, Messicans are going to be white. Even today, an occasional Messican is white. Think George Zimmerman. I mean, how else do you preserve Jim Crow.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Don’t forget Calgary Cruz. Although, he might get deported for no other reason than Republicans hate Canadians. But Canada doesn’t want him either. So I guess he’ll have to go to Gitmo.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I remember reading, back when Pele was a working soccer player, that there was a study in Brazil in which the majority considered this very dark-skinned man whom every Brazilian would recognize as black white. (Can’t find it now.)

      • Red Bird

        That’s because they consider anyone with some European ancestry white over there. Or so I was told.

      • Rags

        Since Mormons popped up here, blacks were ineligible for the priesthood since the beginning. At one point because they were making such inroads in the South Pacific, they decided dark skinned locals weren’t actually black. Only in, I think, the 70s did they extend the privilege to those of African ancestry.

  • Three Finger Salute

    So, as mentioned below, and since we’re talking about those of us today who were borne of immigrants with multiple ethnic or even “racial” heritages, this is a Wikipedia article about the patches that the Nazis put on concentration-camp prisoners’ uniforms to indicate who belonged to more than one “undesirable” category.

    Because the Jews were at the bottom of the barrel in terms of most-hated group of all, the prisoners with multiple patches (and this would be most of them, because there was always something the Nazis could make up to justify their hatred) had the triangular insignia arranged so as to overlap and form a Star of David. For example: a gay manic-depressive, a Polish labor organizer, an unemployed immigrant. Even worse if you were, in fact, Jewish on top of this. A perverse form of “intersectionality” if there ever was one.

    Now, for those of you who don’t think this sort of thing would ever come to America, take note: Republican administrations really, really like to have “chart legends” identifying different categories or levels of “threats.” Remember this…?

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2009/09/dhs-threat1.jpg

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    It’s fine to shame and embarrass Tomi. I mean, she’s not capable of shame, but it’s totally cool with us if you try.

    • Mavenmaven

      I would probably say anything if it got me out of South Dakota, as well.

    • Covfefe

      If you don’t have anything good to say about Republican trolls, come sit with Wonkette.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        This is why we can’t have nice things comments.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Good dirt is good… It’s right there in the name…

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      New rule: It’s okay to shame people incapable of shame.

      After all, it doesn’t hurt them any.

  • Jenny

    She has a really different face now.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      I’m trying to figure out where she put the rest of her forehead?

      • Jenny

        She had an eye lift, a nose job, and dental work to fix that bite. Also she had some floppy ears, like a bunny. Yeesh. Superior race indeed.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Poor soul probably had ears like me, before I had them fixed at age 32. I spent my childhood being called “Dumbo,” and looked like a taxicab with both doors open from the back. So for that I sympathize with her. Anything else? Not so much.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Moar punchable?

  • jodyleek

    I love a good ancestry story. I’ve been researching family ancestry for about 10 years now. Based on an antique photo album and newspaper clippings, I did an extensive study of my great grand uncles family. His mother had died when he was very young and his father then married a much younger neighbor girl. I was put in contact with a surviving half- nephew of my great grand uncle and I presented photos and obituary evidence of relatives they had never heard of. My great grand uncles obituary listed theses half siblings as his surviving siblings at his passing. Despite all the evidence, the surviving relative didn’t believe it, because his grandparents had never spoken of my great grand uncle and his full siblings. The person I shared the info with was a former FBI agent and could have easily verified my claim, but nope. And, from South Dakota too, so that explains a lot. Ugh.

    • Wolf Tracker

      You would like ancestory.com. You can get hold of any legal and military records and other records on there plus you will find other people also researching some of the same lines you are.

      • jodyleek

        Oh, I’m well acquainted with ancestry.com. I’ve spent hours and hours there and other sites also. That’s where I was made aware of my great grand uncles family.

        • Wolf Tracker

          Oh good!

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      I found out from census information that my grandfather was living with/adopted by a family with a completely different last name. I have no idea why, because nobody in the family ever talked about it.
      I suspect that with all of the accidents, diseases, out of wedlock births, and economic locations, there are a lot of stories like yours.

      • jodyleek

        I’ve found those stories too. My great great grandfather’s mother died when he was very young. He went to live with his childless aunt and uncle. They adopted unrelated children as well, and treated them as their own, even though I know the parents of one of the children were still alive when they took her in. It was post civil war era, so who knows, but probably poverty or illness coupled with too many other children on their part.

      • Ms.Moon

        We just found out that my grandfather’s father (my dad’s dad) was married to someone else. We knew that my grandfather’s father and mother never married, but now we know why. My dad found out when he met an old friend of the family’s when he was visiting back home and he found out that his grandfather was a married man even though he was with his grandmother for many years.

  • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

    Thank you so much for doing all this detailed, careful, fascinating research, Jennifer! And Editrix, you are a genius for bringing her here to share this little tidbit! Hope we’ll see more!

  • Wolf Tracker

    Hold the phones folks!

    Don Jr. was actually doing us all favor by getting dirt on Hillary to determine if she was fit for office.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Such a sense of civic duty! And the Russian government deserves their share of credit for their coordination of effort to help.

      • SDGeoff3

        God bless them everyone.

    • TundraGrifter

      Most patriotic act since Ole Newt had to cheat on his wife because he loved America so dang much!

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        He was working 18 hour days on the campaign yet made the time to protect us all.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    Hey did you guys know I’m an anchor babby? But my dad’s super white. Like born in the same county as Hitler white. So its okay.

    • TundraGrifter

      What could possibly be more American than the simple idea that if you are born here you are a citizen, equal to all other citizens?

      • SomeBigRedDog

        “equal to all other citizens”

        That would be great if I thought it were true.

        • TundraGrifter

          Well, it is true. No doubt about it. I would certainly agree that not everyone thinks so – we have to keep working on that. But it’s the law of the land – “All men are created equal.” Why aren’t women included in that line? Probably because they are a little more equal.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            True in spirit. Not so much in practice.

          • TundraGrifter

            But spirit is the place to start. Mr. Obama talked about the promise of the Declaration of Independence – “To form a more perfect Union.” Personally, I think those who came before us did most of the heavy lifting. There was that whole Civil War that ended slavery. And we beat the Nazis.

            It is the job of each generation to leave our land better than we found it. So let’s roll up our sleeves and keep on going.

            Last night I watched Jon Stewart’s first show after 9/11. I sure do miss that guy!

          • SomeBigRedDog

            Yeah sorry. The last of my idealism died November 8th, 2016.

          • TundraGrifter

            We can’t give up now. Did America give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Did Pearl Harbor give up when she bombed at that Broadway club in The City?

            I would like to think Mr. Trump represents rock bottom. I think he’s taken a good twenty years off the life of the Republican Party. We have serious work to do.

            But we have keep our hope. We have to keep striving. Otherwise, the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging Regressives will have won. And I won’t leave that country to our children.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            I’ve seen too many rock bottoms to fall for that one again.

          • TundraGrifter

            How many is that? The Great Depression? The Panic of 1857? Did an Indian tribe wipe out your frontier settlement?

          • SomeBigRedDog

            I was thinking specifically of rock bottoms of the republican party.

          • TundraGrifter

            Thank you! Right now the party is lower than whale poop.

    • Red Bird

      Thanks for reassuring us. I was worried that it wasn’t okay.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      You are Australian?

  • SDGeoff3

    Wow. Informative, and very pleasant to read! Welcome, Jennifer! I don’t know anything about geneology, but I am a big time history buff. Thank you.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Jennifer, thank you so much for this terrific, well written, chock full of linear easy to follow facts article!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all of my relatives arrived in this country stuffed inside a steamer trunk or clinging to the bottom of a stage coach.

  • Relativicus

    While I find your resistance genealogy to be incredibly awesome, I do wish you’d take it easy on the pretty blonde girls. Their lives are difficult enough as it is.

  • therblig

    what’s the deal with rapid city that applying for a summer job is so newsworthy? no cows tipped or meth labs exploded that day?

    • SayItWithWookies

      I’m guessing she’s not just a random kid, but more like the daughter of a prominent local.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        “You’re talking about the richest family in a small town. It’s front-page news every time one of ’em takes a shit.” — Loretta, Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    My paternal ancestors were Amish anabaptists fleeing persecution in Germany. My mother’s family came here fleeing the Mexican revolution. How the twain met is a long story. All this fleeing….no wonder I’ve never felt like I fit in anywhere.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    I heard that Ancestry.com is owned by Mormons so that they can do their posthumous mormonizing thing. When my mom started getting into this stuff and got an account I told her I would be super pissed and never forgive her if I ever end up in Mormon heaven.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Are some heavens better than others?

      • SomeBigRedDog

        I’m not hanging out with nothing but mormons for all eternity. I like beer too much.

      • P’jama Pahnts

        Mormons still believe in “Celestial Marriage” after death, meaning multiple wives. I think this is only for those who go to the Celestial Kingsom (heaven). Not sure how the logistics would work.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I think you take turns with the different wives…

          • Three Finger Salute

            Something something 72 virgins.

            Religion: Copying off other people’s homework for 7,000 years.

      • Thiazin Red

        Anyplace with no coffee is a bullshit heaven.

      • eggs ackly-wright

        I heard there’s a bar called Heaven. They play your favorite song.

        • Rags

          They play it all night long

    • Wolf Tracker

      They do baptisms for the dead but that does not make you a Mormon and according to their beliefs you will have the chance to reject that baptism if you don’t want it.

      They stopped doing it for Jewish people and maybe other religions.

      ancestory.com has lots of non-Mormons use it and it is not any official religious website so you don’t get any pressure there from the church.

      It really is the best place to find your family history and you will probably meet oiher people researching similar lines from your genealogy.

      • SomeBigRedDog

        ITS STILL SUPER WEIRD.

        • Wolf Tracker

          It comes from what Paul said in the bible.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            If you’re trying to convince me that makes it less weird it’s not working.

          • Wolf Tracker

            Nope- just putting it in perspective.

          • Marion in Savannah

            Paul was a misogynist freak. (And he didn’t write clearly, either.)

    • Sophia

      Imagine being yanked out of the party you’re attending in hell only to find yourself in the constant company of Mormons (which would be the real hell)

      • SomeBigRedDog

        I hope to be reincarnated as a golden retriever because everybody loves those motherfuckers.

      • redarmyzombie

        I keep a potato on my person, for in the event I die and go to Mormon heaven as punishment for my sins I can ferment it into vodka and force it down their throats…

    • Angela Ruzzo

      It’s a great site for genealogy, no matter your religious affiliation or lack of affiliation. I’ve used it for years, and nobody has tried to baptize me yet. I was annoyed at first that I had to pay a monthly fee to use it, but then I discovered my public library gave me free access if I used their computers, so Huzzah! for my public library!

  • Michael R
    • Jenny

      He called her a boy…

    • Teecha

      Look at him pretending he doesn’t use foul language. Fucking arsehole.

  • SayItWithWookies
  • P’jama Pahnts

    I’m confused…is this a Must Credit Wonkette or republished from NY Times, or something? Either way, great stuff!

  • Rick Allen

    For folks like Tami, “compassionate conservatism” isn’t even a pretend thing anymore.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Was it ever? I don’t seem to recall Nixon or Reagan being compassionate to the kids at Kent State, Berkeley, etc.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Compassion for me, not so much for thee.

  • Red Bird

    Another option is that her great-great grandfather felt ENTITLED to citizenship due to his *ahem* “heritage”.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    But in calls with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday morning, Trump raved about the positive news coverage it had received, according to people familiar with the calls, and he seemed very pleased with his decision.

    Tremendous ratings.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He’d ride a donkey off a 100′ platform into a kiddie pool if it got him attention and good ratings. Hmmm…..gets me to thinking….

      • Marion in Savannah

        What about the poor donkey? (He probably wouldn’t touch it for fear of picking up Democrat cooties anyway.)

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          “Ass on ass takes spectacular plunge!”

      • Mr. Blobfish

        As I was watching some of the acts at the State Fair this year, I was wondering how someone winds up with a career in daredeviltry.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      If we could control the public feedback he gets we could get this guy to do literally anything

  • Jamoche

    How small does a town have to be for “teenager gets summer job” to be newsworthy? No wonder she’s got an inflated opinion of herself.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Clearly, Rapid City is a misnomer.

      • Bobathonic

        Should maybe be Rabid City?

    • Thiazin Red

      Cow has triplets was actual headline news in the town I grew up in. Granted that is pretty rare, but still cows.

      • therblig

        normally, you just hear stuff like that through the bovine

        • Thiazin Red

          But then you’d have to pump people for the information.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            We need to ruminant on the question before we answer.

          • Rags

            Udderly ridiculous

        • Granny Sprinkles

          I was gonna reply to you with a bad pun, but I feel cowed.

          • OutOfOrbit

            oh for cryin out loud

          • Granny Sprinkles

            Do you have a beef with me?

          • Marion in Savannah

            Jeez — don’t have a cow.

          • Granny Sprinkles

            Mooove along, there’s nothing to see here.

          • therblig

            i didn’t mean to steer this thread astray

          • OutOfOrbit

            PLZ STOP!!

          • Marion in Savannah

            You know this place — once the puns start…

          • OutOfOrbit

            i know. i did sign on for this

          • therblig

            we could put it up for a vote, but we’re already polled

          • OutOfOrbit

            now … don’t you start

          • Granny Sprinkles

            But jokes make us horny!

          • OutOfOrbit

            me all fapped out for the day

          • Granny Sprinkles

            It’s time to put this thread out to pasture.

          • OutOfOrbit

            i’m gonna jump the fence right now

            *boing CRASH!*

            missed by that much

          • eggs ackly-wright

            This kind of stuff puts me over the moon.

          • therblig
          • OutOfOrbit

            my work is done here

          • aureolaborealis

            No need to be so …. Bossy.

          • OutOfOrbit

            aww geez …

          • bbayliss

            Stop bawlin’ like a bawl calf

        • OutOfOrbit

          ha ha icwydt

        • eggs ackly-wright

          Cowabunga!

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        How much copy did they manage to milk out of that story?

    • ryp

      It was one of those small city public interest stories about the difficulties teens have in finding summer jobs that were common as we came out of the last recession. Despite the unflattering picture which seems to emphasize her nose and forehead, I assume they ran with a picture of her because she was a cute perky blonde.

      • Jamoche

        ” I assume they ran with a picture of her because she was a cute perky blonde.”

        And in front of a waterslide, which is better optics than “plain non-blond gets job cleaning grease traps at Denny’s”

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I kept reading the first sentence as “An avid gynacologist” and I thought ‘Me too!’.

    • OutOfOrbit

      me also too but i just look at the pitchers

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    Rapid City SD? No wonder she’s a racist POS.

    • Parakeetist

      Do they call it Rapid City because people want to rapidly leave?

  • Marion in Savannah

    Bless you, Jennifer! Pointing out the blatant hypocrisy is a worthy task.

  • Granny Sprinkles

    “I’ve learned from this experience and will strive to be a better person in the future” is a thing Tori Lemon probably won’t say.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Any conservative, for that matter.

  • thedeadtext

    This is fucking epic.

  • Wolf Tracker

    Oh no- Blitzer just called Irma a Nuclear Storm.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Not a blitz?

    • Finnibar87

      Are you annoyed by the phrasing, or concerned about those of us in the path of the Mighty Irma?

  • Proud Liberal
    • Marion in Savannah

      Oh, yay!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Are we still hopeful for change though?

      • Marion in Savannah

        Anything that’s focused on new blood and getting folks involved can’t be a bad thing, I think.

  • lindser

    As a digital archivist I am high-fiving your work! Also possibly snorting at the irony.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Hey look! As of last refresh, Wonkette officially has no comments! We have no comments today!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f988a7d2c2aeae97e548dece07ce37c25dbe7cece5a31c1326f2f6959c5998b.png

    • Teecha

      Well, obviously. Comments aren’t allowed here.

      • OutOfOrbit

        oddviously

    • Finnibar87

      Comments?

      Das ist verboten.

  • Professor Fate

    Love the whole clinging to the nation of laws thing as if the laws were never changed.

    • HooverVilles

      Yep, related to that whole original intent* horsewacky that the right wing revisionists are always pushing.
      *their interpretation of original intent to boot.

    • Finnibar87

      Fuck Tomi – if she voted for the idiot Trump, then she doesn’t know what John Adams (my only distinctive ancestor) meant when he wrote

      ‘We are a nation of laws, not men.’

      Adams had a guy like the idiot Trump in mind with a twist o’ tsar included, but the gist remains the same: our laws are more important and take precedent over whomever might get themselves elected to public office.

  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly

    This creature is irrelevant and her words have no meaning to me.

  • BullDyke Odell

    this is why we lost so many lives saving these people from hitler.

  • Anna Rompage

    Personally I find this version of Tomi to be much less offensive than she is in real life… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/375c67c4a5210a0a730f57ef0beeafeba720da02ec5d6b6d3b8a4fb8475ef7ee.jpg

    • notanncoulter

      anatomically correct… ‘cept the balls – she actually has none.

    • JT

      A pox on your house. I can not now “unsee” this. :)

      • Anna Rompage

        Yeah, but they’re kind of spendy, and only available in Europe…

        • Dutchman

          Just…..ewwwww

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Is that available for purchase? Asking for a friend.

      • Anna Rompage

        Yeah, but they are kind of spendy, and only available in Europe…

        • Jeffery Campbell

          I can do spendy as long as they are bendy!

        • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

          “Sorry you lost the auction. You were outbid by FOX NEWS INC”

  • Finnibar87

    Families, I know, right?

    Shake my family tree, and the Mayflower, the Arabella and whole passel of hasty marriages and unwed mothers fall right out of it.

    Damn fools never did manage to make any money, what with the whorin’ it up in jolly New England and whatnot.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      And maybe just some free sluttin’ around for fun…

    • SnackitySnax

      Yeah, my family is half early-arriving Puritan founders, half Eastern Euro rural peasantry. All legal immigrants, but all immigrants just want a better life for themselves and their kids. Pulling the ladder up is exactly what Tomi and the likes of Steve King want to do, as long as immigrants aren’t white.

      Bannon just railed on Catholics for advocating for hispanic immigrants.

      Whiteness is part of this, but a huge OTHER part of this is protecting the GOP majority, because that’s their base. Culture wars aren’t working as well these days, but oh, this seems to. They’re fomenting racism to ultimately protect business and economic interests, which is what the GOP actually cares about most.

  • looksquirrels

    Most excellent. High five from another product of the POB system….

  • HooverVilles

    Nice job on this research. It does need to be done and for the reasons you stated so well.

    I bring this to light not to shame or embarrass Tomi Lahren. Poke any family tree and you’ll often find similar irregularities. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Constantin Dietrich was a bad person or a scorn-worthy “illegal” to be demonized. Perhaps it only means that like millions of others, his overweening desire to become a US citizen may have caused him to try to cut a corner or two. It means he may have been a good man who made a bad decision under pressure. It means you’d hope his great-great-granddaughter would have empathy for the plight of immigrants rather than try to pull up the ladder behind her.

  • notanncoulter

    nice work, but…
    please do let’s shame and embarrass her.
    she would never hesitate to do so.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Thanks Ms. Mendelsohn.

  • Mr. Blobfish
    • ZangoCrudmonger

      Should make for an interesting day here.

  • Bitter Scribe

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEOWCH!

    I can’t wait to see how Tomi will respond.

    Great work.

  • guppy06
  • Permit-holder Ron

    All of a sudden Baltimoreans are all over Wonkette!

  • Faith Cheltenham

    Most excellent work and research! Dun Dun indeed! Now we gonna do this for all white people next too? Might help…

  • Ezio

    It’s always projection with these people, isn’t it?

    *Points at Joe Arpaio*

  • arglebargle
    • Carpe Vagenda

      Cool. You’ve been TRexxed!

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    This article must have been hell to research, chasing down all those different leads.

    Timmi Lawrence ✖️
    Tillie Larson ✖️
    Tammy Lauren ✖️
    Tori Lemming ✖️
    Tomi Lahren ✔️

    (Excellent work! THANK YOU)

  • Me not sure

    Well done! I am now curious as to whether old Constantin (AKA Konstantin) registered and voted before his citizenship came through?

    • BeverlyCrusher’sWig

      Would be amazing if he was a Eugene Debs supporter.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Well, I’m convinced – deport her back to Sweden.

  • Just4You

    Anchor Baby confirmed?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Nice work, Jennifer! Very interesting indeed.

  • Internet Hitler

    I’ll take lib logic over con crapstupid any day.

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    See? They dropped the charges against that West Virginia reporter, and now EVERYONE thinks aggressive journalisming is OK! It’s anarchy, I tells ya!

  • whitroth

    Send ICE after her! Let them show up on air at Faux News, and take her away, and deport her back to Switzerland!

  • BJW

    I hope this article gets tweeted to Ms Lahren

  • Manders

    This is amazeballs.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    according to my immigration prof – the concept of aggressive deportations (if I’m phrasing this right) wasn’t really a focus in the 20th century until 1988. Before then, it was about exclusion (i.e. the Chinese) and trying to prevent people from coming in the first place (1986). Enforcement was pretty lax and an undocumented immigrant could apparently go to an immigration office, demonstrate they were decent people and get a break.

    • Flem Phlegm

      Your professor is wrong. There were mass/aggressive deportations during the Great Depression. Lots of legal and US citizens were deported to Mexico, if you were brown that was enough reason.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        fair enough – i think i heard him wrong – I do recall operation “wetback” and stuff. Maybe he was referring to the more recent past.

        He is very very smart.
        I’m kinda du mb.

        But thanks for the clarification.

  • Excellent research here.

  • Blanche Beecham
  • I Happened

    I though the guy was acquitted.

  • Ellie

    But…if she had empathy because of her ancestor, she wouldn’t have achieved fame on YouTube. Actually, I’d never heard of her until Trevor Noah (I think) mentioned her. Now she appears to be splashed all over the place.

    • Cute blond repeating conservative talking points. Guess Ann finally aged out

      • TootsStansbury

        She’s cute for now, look what happened to Coulter and KAC, the evil seeps out the pores.

        • pixiedust8

          Anne and KellyAnne need refunds for those portraits in the attic.

          • Sakonyachen

            They ARE the portraits in the attic.

  • Zyxomma

    Thanks, Jennifer. This is a perfect story for us Wonketteers.

  • peteywheats

    I assume she comes from Russian stock?

  • leemoder
  • svejk

    o good work. sandbag ’em with facts.

  • Dinz6315

    Tomi Lahren tweets that Jennifer Mendelssohn has invaded her privacy in 3…2…1…

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      RawStory picked it up – so expect visitors.

      • BMW

        They’re heeeerrreeee…

        • Delu

          Where?

          • BMW

            Look up.

  • Perkniticky

    You are being far too generous. If we followed the lead of our right wing counterparts, we should be screaming ILLEGAL from the ramparts. Also, that illegality should follow the family for 7×7 generations. Or something like that – I’m not sure of the math.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    deleted wrong, thread.

  • Does this make tomly an anchor great great grandbabby?

    • SeeTrain65

      Great great grandanchorbabby.

    • blaid droog

      If not an anchor, at the least, a millstone.

  • theonlyseven

    “Respect our laws and we welcome you.”

    The Dreamers DID respect our laws. They registered. They paid a fee. The submitted to fingerprints and background checks and much more because they trusted us when we told them this was the right thing to do.

    • Mintie

      No, she wants them to respect the extra-special laws made just for “brown people” (because the Dreamers are always Messicans, obviously).

    • Degenerate76

      DACA wasn’t a law, it was an unconstitutional presidential decree,

      • Daniel

        No, it wasn’t.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        No, cupcake, that was that assholish Muslim ban.

      • 1complexmolecule

        And, pray tell, why are Trump’s Executive Orders ok?

  • TootsStansbury

    This person is as much of a cunt as the rest of the neo Nazis she most likely hangs with. Fuck these clueless young assholes who think being a racist, fascist, Nazi puke is “edgy”. Fuck. You.

  • Tom McCann

    Ok but he still became an American citizen. He filled out paperwork unlike illegals today. He was trying to become a citizen. He wasn’t hiding in sanctuary cities or running from INS

    • arrrghle

      uh you clearly don’t know anything about this subject. There are MASSIVE efforts going on, on the part of immigrants, to try to get naturalized. They ARE filling out paperwork and trying in every possible way to become citizens. The problem is that we do not make that possible for them.

      Please. Educate yourself before you open your mouth, you sound like a fool.

    • BMW

      Because what concerns Americans most about illegal immigrants is they haven’t done enough paperwork.

    • Delu

      He was prosecuted for FORGING his documents by the way, did you not read the article?

      He became a citizen only because the trial jury took pity on his cse and decided to overlook what he did.

      Now if his great granddaughter or someone like her had been on that trial jury, the outcome might well have been way different.

      Luckily for him, that was not the case. The end result is he because an American citizen, and as a result of that we have his great granddaughter today insisting that the same chance he was given should not apply to anyone else, any other immigrant, in similar straits as he was.

      But well, in the big picture it hardly matters, American ancestry involves a people who came illegally and took over the continent while massacring the locals.

      Compared to the illegal immigrants of today, their deeds were far worse.

      • blaid droog

        Why bother responding to someone named after a shoe. I asked myself this only after I wrote my own response.

    • blaid droog

      My Mexican neighbor was arrested by ice this past weekend. It seems he overstayed his visa by about 20 years. In the 15 years I have known him he has worked hard paid taxes and raised 5 children. The children are legal citizens because they were born here. They attended the same grade school that I did. They went to the same junior high that I did. They are going to the same senior high that I did. I would rather have this family as my neighbors and friends than any right wing fucking assholes such as the moran calling himself degenerate 76. I prefer them over you as well. Go fuck yourself.

      • caser4liberty

        Oh yeah, that’s a good one, so he had 20 years to make it right did he? No! So it is ok for them to break the laws but not us?

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          so you don’t speed on teh highways? spoke a doobie now and then? fudge your taxes? (our president apparently does).

          This concept of strict compliance is only about 20 years old.

          Prior to that, a person like blaid droog describes could walk into a immigration office, show evidence of what was mentioned and be in no trouble.

        • blaid droog

          Go suck trumps dick asshole

          • From Russia with Love

            When did he stop?

        • YayConspiracy

          Yes, blaid droog’s neighbor does sound like a dangerous criminal, with all the hard working and paying taxes.

        • Bonzai

          How is it that people from other countries are aware that there is NO WAY TO MAKE IT RIGHT, but Americans are not? There is literally no path to a green card and legal citizenship for people in the US illegally. None, nada, zip. It’s why in the past presidents (including Repubs beloved Reagan) occasionally offered amnesties so people could get legal citizenship. Too bad they never fixed the screwed up laws while they were at it.

        • Crazt Maist Waizy

          So, he paid all his taxes, worked hard, and given America new people to grow up and do the same, but because he didn’t have the correct paper while over an imaginary line he is evil. Riiight.

          Yet Donald Trump is allowed to get away with not paying his taxes?

          I suppose, though, that you think nothing is wrong with that, nor bakers refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding against discrimination law.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      immigration rules have changed over 100 years.

    • Serai 1

      Neither of which existed back then, but hey, let’s ignore all that inconvenient “reality” crap.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb27b3510db880d6645c1b5ccbbe34eba53e6816936f22aaee4f91fe696a51e1.gif

  • Celtic_Gnome

    It’s like watching a text version of Columbo.

    Except no one’s smoking cigars.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      I can help with that! (lights cigar)

  • taochiapet

    she is one ugly american, that’s for sure.

  • Degenerate76

    Jennifer, this is truly awe-inspiring. I’m marvelling at your work here on three levels:

    1. Just how much Tomi must get your goat, for you to go to such research effort.
    2. Just how desperate you are, to hold up something about her great-great grandfather as some sort of spectacular find.
    3. Just how lacking in self-awareness you are, to think that this pathetically failed effort at dirt-digging will reflect badly on anyone but yourself.

    All I can say is keep up the good work! Articles like this expose the moral bankruptcy of the left and drive more sane and sensible people to become Trump supporters. Thanks for inadvertently helping to make America great again!

    • BMW

      Oooh, a rational critique of the article’s motive suddenly turns into self-validation for supporting Trump. That’s not a non sequitur at all.
      How is that transition supposed to happen, exactly? Someone is going to think, “Golly, this article mocking Tomi Lahren doesn’t really have a point, so let me now abandon my beliefs in fighting climate change and wealthy special interests, and my support for treating poor people and minorities with respect, and become a Trump supporter!”

      • SeeTrain65

        The 10 seconds you took to think of this response was about 20 seconds longer than he thought about his.

      • Degenerate76

        Allow me to explain. This may not directly relate to Trump, but it’s part of a phenomenon. Digging up dirt on a conservative commentator’s great-great grandfather is just the latest example of how far beyond reason the left has gone.

        I didn’t actually vote for Trump. I considered his ego and his propensity to speak undiplomatically to be unbecoming of a President.

        But then he won, and oh my God, the reaction opened my eyes. It’s non-stop, his every action twisted, his every word distorted, fabrications based on “anonymous sources” with no evidence whatsoever. He’s controlled by the Russians, he’s an undercover Nazi, any baseless mud they could throw at him to see if it would stick.

        I was horrified to discover the extent to which the mainstream news media (except Fox) has become a propaganda machine pushing blatant lies to advance a leftist agenda. They’re trying to overthrow a fairly elected President, and they don’t give a fuck what the ordinary Americans who elected him want.

        And mindless morons are eating this up. A few weeks ago in Boston, 40,000 hysterical leftists were whipped into a frenzy to go and counter-protest “Nazis”, that were actually a group of 40 mild-mannered conservatives peacefully rallying for FREE SPEECH. This is Orwell level stuff. These fucking leftist media manipulators are endangering our democracy. Until the recent turn in the narrative on Antifa, they were even trying to cover for political violence which had been going on for a couple of years.

        The left has gone totally insane, the media are aiding and abetting them, and it needed someone like Trump, with his “don’t give a fuck” attitude to expose this. So that’s why I’ve got behind him. I know I’m far from the only person to be mortified by what has been revealed over the past nine months. Every time a Leftist exposes their lunacy like Jennifer did here, support for Trump grows.

        • Mavenmaven

          These would be good points, except that he is an undercover nazi and controlled by the Russians. The media didn’t create his responses to Charlottesville, and epic failures on every front.

          • HarpyLibtart

            These are not good points. At all.
            Let us proceed through this round of Sock Puppet Bingo…
            1. “I didn’t vote for Trump, but” – check
            2. “The liberals got all SCARY when Trump won though” – check
            3. The MSM are liars but Fox tells me the TROOF” – check
            4. “Yea, so maybe there were Nazis…Leftists are SO SCARY THOUGH!!” – check
            5. “Antifascism is ORWELLIAN/stifling muh free speech” – BINGO!!

            Your prize is some spittle-flecked ranting about how leftists/libtards are ruining America and how Trump ‘telling it like it is’ definitely makes up for his total incompetence and obvious corruption and the media won’t stop making up stories about him because they secretly hate him, despite having devoted equal amounts of fawning coverage to him before he got elected, because CONSPIRACIES and the DEEP STATE and LOOK OVER THERE, LEFTISTS!!

            Obvious plant is obvious – you guys really need to change up your playbook, maybe ask Putin’s propaganda people to write you a new one.

          • Mavenmaven

            My line about good points was sarcasm, as you can see from the rest of the comment

          • Degenerate76

            His response to Charlottesville was entirely fair and appropriate, given what actually happened there.

            Probably no point in explaining it to you. If you still believe the zero-evidence Russia nothing-burger, you’re not likely to be open to hearing the truth. The media is lying it’s ass off and you’re swallowing it hook, line and sinker.

          • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

            You’re okay with our president saying Nazi’s and confederates have a point?

            For a nothing burger, there sure are a shit ton of russians around this administration.

            Got any evidence the media is “lying?”

          • Degenerate76

            You do realise it was a CNN insider himself who called it a nothing burger, right?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2G360HrSAs

          • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

            who gives a goddamn flying fuck what a CNN anchor says. Read the goddamn news.

          • Degenerate76

            Well, you’re right about that – no-one gives a fuck anymore. That’s why media trust has plummeted and support for Trump is increasing.

          • From Russia with Love

            Maybe you would like to refer to his most recent polls and enlighten us about his increasing support? Or are they fake news, like 100% of everything else you don’t like?

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          • YayConspiracy

            Just goes to show how much we are indoctrinated by the leftwing media (by the way: cnn is not leftwing.)

          • Degenerate76

            Silly me, I forgot that anyone to the right of Stalin is a far right, Neo-Nazi, racist, white supremacist these days. That’s why the left keeps losing.

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          • From Russia with Love

            “zero-evidence Russia nothing-burger”

            Why did junior have such a time explaining that zero-evidence Russia nothing-burger to a Republican-led Senate yesterday? Hmm?

          • YayConspiracy

            That does like projection, doesn’t it?

          • Serai 1
          • Mavenmaven

            Nothing like talking down to a tenured professor of medicine to really sway them.

          • Degenerate76

            You make statements like “he is an undercover Nazi”. It doesn’t take much to sway you. You just eat up the lies that you’re spoon-fed by corporate media.

            The truth is out there, for those that want to make the effort.

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        • blaid droog

          Your diatribe was far too lengthy to warrant reading in its entirety. Suffice it to say you really had nothing worthy of reading.

        • Delu

          Wow, just wow.

          I mean, do you realize that a lot of what you just said…applied to the Obama haters too? Do you know how deeply they tried to dig into his history to discredit him?

          But yeah, aside from the monumental amounts of hypocrisy (and nice touch there, “I didn’t vote for Trump” seems to be the line of anyone who tried to defend Trump but isn’t too keen on taking flak. Doesn’t work too well though.):

          A few weeks ago in Boston, 40,000 hysterical leftists were whipped into a frenzy to go and counter-protest “Nazis”, that were actually a group of 40 mild-mannered conservatives peacefully rallying for FREE SPEECH.

          Yeah.

          Never voted for Trump.

          Defends racist like Trump did, and no, that assessment is NOT correct. Mild mannered conservatives espousing Nazi beliefs aren’t considered “mild mannered” in any way shape or form.

        • From Russia with Love

          “I didn’t actually vote for Trump.”

          Never hear that one before…. Fucking hell, Democrats would have won in a landslide (electoral college as well) had all of you liars who say you didn’t vote for Trump not voted for Trump. W Bush as well.

          Get some new material. Or learn to lie more convincingly. You idiots have been saying who you didn’t vote for now for 15 years.

          • Degenerate76

            Doesn’t matter whether you believe me or not. Just wait for the mid-terms and you’ll see. The Dems are going to get massacred, the RINOS that refuse to get behind him will be primaried out too. Mark my words.

            I’m sure whatever I say, you’re just going to dismiss me as a troll, then you’re going to be shocked as hell just like when Trump won. It amazes me that after an upset like that, so few Dems still refuse to consider that there is a world of public opinion outside of your echo chambers and leftist controlled media.

          • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

            sooooo – 2018 is going to end up with a bunch of Freedumb Caucus assholes…good luck with that.

          • Degenerate76

            Thanks for the good luck wishes, but the way you lot are carrying on, we don’t need it. Please don’t change a thing.

          • Serai 1
          • From Russia with Love

            LOL. See you at the polls, jerkoff. Even Trump is having problems stomaching the GOP “leadership.” That probably doesn’t bode well for you numbskulls.

          • Serai 1
        • YayConspiracy

          If you want to be taken seriously you should refrain from writing about the media as a propaganda machine except for fox. Why, you ask? Because it shows you do not know or care what propaganda is (hint: It is fox). Use that brain of yours, you have it for a reason.

        • BMW

          Wait…you think Trump’s approval is growing?

          The overall trend since January has been the opposite.

          I will admit there are pundits and politicians who are taking opposition to far, but becoming a Trump supporter out of spite just seems…stupid.

          There really is evidence he is a serial liar, a demagogue, and that the Russians helped him get elected. It’s not just media hysteria. It is acknowledging reality.

          • Degenerate76

            Yeah, and Hillary was going to win a landslide.

            I’m not a Trump supporter “out of spite”. I’m a Trump supporter because the corporate media has gone way beyond the boundaries of reporting and become a propaganda machine deceiving the public to serve globalist interests. He’s the one that’s fighting against that.

            The fact that you actually believe there is real evidence about Russia proves the point. There is none. It’s totally made-up.

          • Serai 1

            So, out of spite, then. Thanks for confirming that!

          • BMW

            (1) Trump is only fighting to line his own pockets. He’s a con man who has many people fooled because they hand-wave away any negative coverage as “fake news,” even after the White House admits it was true.
            (2) You remind me of people who defended Nixon even after the tapes came out. I guess we’ll see gow conclusive the evidence is, but to say it is all “made up” after all the stuff that has come out is just willful ignorance.

          • Degenerate76
          • BMW

            “‘The Huffington Post’ was wrong about a thing, therefore all polls are wrong forever.” Airtight logic.

            Mathematically, though, the polls weren’t wrong…Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, and the electoral votes most pollsters thought she was going to win were close within the margin of error. The error was thinking the toss-up states were going to break her way. Presidential approval ratings are not calculated based on predicting the vote, but to measure the mood of the citizens. I specifically used a poll from the company I did because it has a reputation for skewing toward Republicans’ favor.

            In summary, you have no idea what you are talking about. As a Trump supporter, though, that was inherently obvious.

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    • Delu

      I suppose you’re butthurt over stuff like exposing how right wingers are hypocrites through digging up their past and showing how they are hypocrites through it?

      I suppose you didn’t think any of that was reprehensible when the Trumpians dug up Obama’s past to try and show that he was some sort of crackhead?

      • Degenerate76

        I’m sorry, but there is no way the actions of Tomi’s great-great grandfather who died before she was born make her a hypocrite for taking the political positions she does today. This smacks of desperation.

    • HarpyLibtart

      Degenerate, the accuracy of your handle is truly awe-inspiring…
      1. If you’d read the article, it mentions that she did NOT, in fact, spend much effort in locating the information – your snark is invalid.
      2. How desperate and lacking in self-awareness do you have to be to construe an article which raises a minor factoid about someone’s great-grandparents as a counterpoint to their hate speech as some sort of ‘dirt-digging’ attack on someone who is perfectly capable of making people lose all respect for her all on her own, purely by opening her mouth?
      All I can say is try harder, these low-energy mewls of butthurt expose the soft, fragile hypocrisy of the right and causes sane, sensible people to realize that you’re all a pack of frightened, racist, walking Dunning-Kruger syndromes, too stupid to realize that the America you want to make ‘great’ again is a lie fed to you by Trump and all his rich cronies while they loot the country of everything they can carry because they know you pathetic numpties are dumb enough to fall for it.
      Thanks for inadvertently helping to expose the deep and fundamental flaws of the US education system!

      • From Russia with Love

        IOKIYAAR.

    • blaid droog

      Let me wish anal warts and hemorrhoids on you as well. Maybe syphilis and gonorrhea too,also.

      • phoenix00

        With Votes, please. With votes.

      • caser4liberty

        Said like a true ignorant liberal democrat or maybe an illegal.

        • From Russia with Love

          What’s “an illegal?” Is that like you porking your sister?

        • Think Smarter

          @blaid droog just said it like someone who recognizes stupidity when they see it. Perhaps you should be more careful about who you choose to defend if you don’t like seeing them challenged.

          But I suspect your defensive reaction wasn’t a choice. Just a limbic response to your RWNJ doppelgänger being criticized. Seriously, you might consider getting help if you really can’t exercise critical thinking skills. Hmm… but then again, I suspect you can’t afford private treatment (so very few can!) and Tom Price has probably already cut the program that could otherwise assist you. Too bad. :-( Sad face.

        • Think Smarter

          Couldn’t let this go without a grammar lesson being given.

          “Illegal” is an adjective. Not a noun. Nouns are words we use to identify objects: people, places, things. Adjectives are used to modify nouns. Here’s an example in a sentence: @caser4liberty typed a stupid sentence. In this example, “sentence” is the noun. It is the thing that @caser4liberty typed (which is a verb in the past perfect tense, but that will have to wait for another lesson at another time). The word “stupid” is an adjective, because it further describes (or modifies) the noun. So, if I were to apply your sentence structure to the example, I’d be forced to say, “@caser4liberty typed a stupid”, which *is* a fairly stupid way to speak.

          So, lessons learned:

          1) something cannot really *be* an adjective. it has to be a noun.
          2) the incorrect example sentence in this instance–@caser4liberty–might well stand on it’s own. I suspect it could be used in almost any case where @caser4liberty has typed something.

          I recognize you probably didn’t study hard in school. Or if you did, you’ve replaced all your education with fact-free detritus littering the internet. If you can look in the mirror and say you’re being the best citizen possible simply by hating others, then do us all a favor and turn off your TV and computer for a while. You deserve a break from the propaganda filling your soul with evil.

          • Bad Tom

            Verbing weirds language.

            Also, too,

            Language is a Virus from Outer Space.

            William S Burroughs

        • Serai 1
    • Sean

      Interesting you think that the sins of her ancestors are not sins of Tomi’s yet you find just the opposite for kids from DACA who have NOT had a trial at all. So yes this is a reflection on Tomi and the stupidity of the right. Most people disagree with the right. Unfortunately we allow a ignorant minority to ruin the country.

      • caser4liberty

        The only people who disagree with the right are law breaking enablers and their supporters. The recipients of DACA were told by Obama that it was not permanent. Is there any risk in applying for deferred action?

        Yes, individuals should only apply after consulting with a qualified attorney. If an individual is here unlawfully and USCIS or ICE finds that they do not meet the criteria for deferred action, they may be placed in removal proceedings. Additionally, even if they are granted deferred action, the status is completely discretionary and can be revoked in the future. The key words here are Deferred Action which means Deferred action is only a temporary measure and is not intended to, and does not grant, legal status to the individuals; and so now they Demand rights to stay all the while demonstrating carrying the Mexican Flag and saying DACA should remain in effect for their people? Look up Immigration equality.org for the facts. Obama created this mess.

      • ΡΞTΞR【αℓωαуѕαcσωвσу】

        Socialism and idiots like you have ruined the country. DACA was temporary apart from the fact that illegals who you stupidly call refugees are taking American jobs but don’t let that bother you.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos
      • Delu

        I think the labels are switched.

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i’m in argumentative mood – “the point” is fixed (#CalculusJokes), it’s the person who misses it.

          ; )

      • Think Smarter

        BTW, I’m stealing this graphic. Thanks for the #CalculusJoke

    • caser4liberty

      Well said Degenerate.

    • Daniel

      “Moral bankruptcy”? From someone who, I guess, supports Trump?

    • Daniel

      I notice this subcategory of Trump supporter cropping up every now and again, and it’s interesting. There’s clearly something about him you recognise is deeply wrong, something that makes you at least implicitly feel defensive about admitting you like him. There’s something about him that makes you assume you don’t need reasons but excuses for liking him, and as is typical for followers of the party of personal responsibility that excuse is “you made me do it!”.

      It’s odd that a party and a politician whose image rests on a claim of individualism, strength, power and personal responsibility is also the one that frequently blames their worst behaviours on other people forcing them to behave that way. “It’s not my fault I like this racist, sexist, bigoted incompetent! Liberals made me like him by telling me he was racist, sexist bigoted and incompetent!”

      Grow up. Accept responsibility for your decisions. If you find yourself supporting the grotesque that occupies the Oval Office it’s because his faults don’t matter to you not because other people point those faults out.

      Ask yourself this: if no one criticised him would you? Or would you assume that silence, like say the silence of the majority during segregation, was acceptance that Trump was not an outrageous stain on the nation?

      This excuse, that liberals are to blame for your love of Trump, is a trick to give yourself a beneficial catch 22- if he’s criticised you’re rallying against people being mean. If he’s not then you read that as general acceptance and endorsement of all the things he should be criticised for- so you’re not wrong for supporting him.

    • Major_Major_Major

      1.3/10. Your failure to mention benghazi, libtards, or leftists is woefully negligent. In the future, remember to use excessive amounts of exclamation points as well. Also, you were penalized for a notable lack of random punctuation and spelling errors…

      Wait, you were being serious? That is just sad.

    • Think Smarter

      Well, at lease @Degenerate76 is self-aware (at least in how he/she selected a handle). Anyone who criticizes truth-telling is just an asshole. Pure and simple. An asshole who feels especially qualified to take a well-provided intent and turn it into something that sounds superior, but simply fails.

      The moral bankruptcy is in those who, when finding out that someone they support has a flaw, tries to denigrate the flaw-finder. An honest (you know, MORAL) person would say something like, “Wow, I didn’t know that. I had always thought Tomi was righteous in her racism, but now, thanks to you shedding some additional light on her hypocritical rantings about immigrants being allowed a path to citizenship, I should really examine my own biases and preconceptions.”. But some people, especially those who’d rather criticize truth-tellers, often don’t have the mental capacity or personal initiative to actually think about things. Instead, they simply react. Whatever button got pushed in their tiny, feeble lizard brain ignites the fear of things they don’t understand, or people who are different from them and they the, without further cognitive synapses being involved in any way, spew forth with their insipid venom of belittlement.

      In any case, I grow weary of the super-stupid. I am even more tired of those who won’t even try to learn.

      Lastly Mr or Ms. @Degenerate76, I suggest two things:

      First, if you think that blindly following someone (anyone) without employing truly critical thought (which means you’ve made a conscious, deliberate analysis of them and can rationally (e.g. with evidence) support them, you’re not–in any way–making America great. Period.

      Second, if your ancestors weren’t born in North America, you might temper your obvious cynicism about those who support immigration and our nation as a refuge for the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. After all, what would have become of YOU had Americans kicked your ancestors out when they arrived.

      Empathy is a tough thing for haters to adopt. I have faith you can do it if you try. Come, give it a try. If you can’t muster the necessary energy or brainpower to do it, I understand. If that proves to be the case, how about you spend your time looking up the big words I used above instead of typing your invective into comment boxes? Okay? Okay.

    • Walter Wellstone

      No, sweetie. It’s called making fun of a self-righteous shit-talking idiot. You didn’t get that?

      • Degenerate76

        Going after dirt on distant ancestors brings ridicule on no-one but the writer.

    • I am glad that you have picked a truly appropriate username. It shows a remarkable level of self-awareness that very, very few in the alt-right Junior Nazi Brigade possess!

    • puredog

      There are sane and sensible Trump supporters? WOAH IF TRUE!!!

    • Serai 1
  • Camille Monae

    Looks like she grew into her forhead

    • SeeTrain65

      That’s cruel. And I’m sorry I didn’t think of it.

    • Think Smarter

      That’s not a forehead, that’s a fivehead.

  • SeeTrain65

    Open mouth, insert …

    All right, all right, I won’t say it.

  • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

    People who get stoned in glass houses, best learn to share…

    • pstokk

      Let he who is without without stones sin first.
      Because, jeez give those guys a break.

  • blaid droog

    I wouldn’t have a clue about this persons existence if not for the wonkette. Knowing that she works for an evil, avowed, anti american corporation is all I ever need to know about her. May she have anal warts and hemorrhoids the size of tires on an suv. May she suffer the heartbreak of psoriasis. I could come up with more, but that’ll do for now.

  • Tort Master

    Love the picture at the top. Thumbs up is literally the whitest thing one can do.

  • pixeloid

    “It doesn’t necessarily mean that Constantin Dietrich was a bad person or a scorn-worthy “illegal” to be demonized.”

    Sure it does. Just look at his sociopathic, racist, white supremacist grandchildren. If he’d been deported, his disgusting descendants wouldn’t be ruining the US.

    • From Russia with Love

      Well golly, it’s only a small matter of forgery at the federal level.

  • Molon Labe

    Genealogy is sexy.

    However, the premise of this article would require some beer goggles.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      how do you figure?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      This non-comment makes no sense.

    • Delu

      What is the premise of this article?

      more accurately, hat do you THINK is the premise of this article,

      • From Russia with Love

        That Tomi Lahren is halfway cute, therefore any right wing idiocy that she spews is forgiven by wingnuts.

        • Walter Wellstone

          Cute? Meh…

          • From Russia with Love

            Halfway. As in halfway from Dallas to Austin.

          • Walter Wellstone

            That would be Waco. That ain’t cute.

          • From Russia with Love

            That’s my point (partially). Right wingers don’t get laid much. They’d jump at the chance to fuck Lahren.

          • Walter Wellstone

            Ew.

  • mrf95

    Don’t ever forget the owner of the media empire that she works for was granted US citizenship in 1985 with few questions asked. I’m sure he was escaping oppression in Australia and Great Britain.

  • Beanie

    So let’s deport all the DACA illegals AND her great-great grandfather.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      got a good reason why we should deport the Dreamers? (technically, being protected under DACA means they’re NOT illegal).

    • Daniel

      You don’t know what the words you’re using mean do you?

      • Vacuous Virgina

        Something is happening here, but he doesn’t know what it is 😇

        • Daniel

          I think it’s time he stopped and looked at what’s going down.

          • Vacuous Virgina

            Hopefully, it’s not tRump & Ivanka 🙅

          • Sakonyachen

            Goddamit! I just scrubbed my brain yesterday! Now it’s stained again.

        • From Russia with Love

          Mr Jones?

          • Vacuous Virgina

            Por supuesta que si 😂

        • Serai 1

          To be fair, what it is ain’t exactly clear.

    • Delu

      Let’s just deport all those whose ancestors came to the continent under no legal construct.

      Meaning almost the whole damned population of America should just GTFO from the continent right now!

      • From Russia with Love

        I already went back 27 years ago. In retrospect, one of my best decisions ever.

        • pstokk

          Me too.
          OK went back to the wrong place but still.

    • Let us instead deport the america hating fascist maga assholes. What a fine country this would be! I mean if they hate this country so much they should leave

    • Serai 1
  • WomanInThePersistence

    Jeez, this place is infested with trolls. What on earth? And why?

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      the article was written up in RawStory.

      Also – messicans. (who i know and live with and are lovely people).

      • WomanInThePersistence

        They mostly seem dormant.

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          drive-bys.

          Dull.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            They’ll be back in 4 or 5 days.

          • From Russia with Love

            Necrophiliacs. Wait until the thing is well and truly dead, then jump on.

          • Vacuous Virgina

            I thought that necrophilia was a dying art 😱

        • From Russia with Love

          Like roaches, they prefer to sneak in when the humans are elsewhere.

  • From Russia with Love

    Trolls on Wonkette: Always a day late and a brain cell short.

    • Walter Wellstone

      Fuck ’em.

  • pstokk

    Looks like I missed all the fun.
    Just curious, what’s the wingnut line on “well this continent was stolen so everyone except Native Americans are illegal immigrants.” I’m sure they have a completely logical and moral response, also well thought out and grammatically expressed.

  • Walter Wellstone

    Nice work but you have to remember Tomi is a moron. The irony will fly pass her and she’ll never know what this is about. All she will get from the whole thing is “Oh, I miss my grandpa…!”

  • JDM

    Classic. And nice detective work, btw.

  • grayone

    Some excellent research in this article. And, like the author states, there are a lot of inconsistencies and outright lies in people’s immigration records.

    Just go online and peruse the Ellis Island logs. You’ll see page after page where immigrants lied about where they were from and who their contacts were in America. (You know it’s a lie when numerous people in a row with different last names all have a “relative” at a certain address in Hoboken with whom they are staying.)

    Point is, just like the author says, people were so desperate for a better life for them and their families that they were willing to cut some corners.

    My guess is a lot of us right now have ancestors who did this, myself included. (Hint: someone look up that scoundrel Arpaio.)

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    What a complete waste of time, sorry I bothered reading this.

    • From Russia with Love

      We’re sorry you felt compelled to comment as well. I imagine your whole fucking life is a waste. Sad.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      As the nuns used to say: “offer it up for the poor souls in Purgatory”.

      However, Josh Marshall did find it interesting:
      //twitter.com/joshtpm/status/905998456384348160

    • jesterpunk

      You seem to have gotten lost, dead Breitbart’s home for unwanted Nazis is the 3rd door on the right not the 5th door on the left.

    • looksquirrels

      Flouncity flounce flounce.

    • Serai 1
  • feathered_head

    The news that her immigrant great great grandfather forged his immigration document will not matter to her and her ilk because he was a white christian. The attacks on immigrants are conditional based upon race and religion. You sure don’t hear much screaming from the right about Russian immigration (er… anchor babies): http://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-birth-to-us-citizens

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      I have mixed emotions about this thing happening. It doesn’t happen solely with da rooskies. Just to scratch the surface, here is another article wrt Chinese parents doing the the birth tourism.

      Edit: I’m mixed because we don’t have a way of taxing the wealthy immigrants properly. They can afford to pay into the system they are gaming, unlike those who are poor looking to find the American Dream (Wonkette Style!)

      http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-asian-anchor-babies-wealthy-chinese-20150826-story.html

  • emmett

    So I guess according to wonkette getting acquitted means you’re guilty

    • From Russia with Love

      Being acquitted means that you were acquitted. OJ Simpson was acquitted.
      Being acquitted is different than not actually being guilty of the charges. Which you would understand if you were not an equivocating piece of right wing garbage.

      • Kevskos

        I am sure he was acquitted because it was a small town and they knew him and thought he deserved a second chance and not because he was innocent,

    • jesterpunk

      I thought just being accused of something made you guilty as long as your a democrat from what the right says?

    • anon_the_great

      Ayup.

      Oh fer Fuck’s sake. If you’re gonna throw shade at least put a little effort into it.

    • In this case, it’s like how Dampnut settled out of court for being a racist cockbag, but “admitted no wrongdoing” so he thinks that means he wasn’t a racist cockbag.

    • Moar comprehensiin issues!

    • Serai 1
  • Scott Giblin

    Who the f*** cares? And why the f*** does this matter? Tomi was born here she’s an American citizen. What are you trying to prove by saying her grandfather forged his own documents? Good for him he made it in and she’s an American citizen. This is a f****** worthless, stupid article that some brain-dead Lefty Looney has made to attempt at discrediting her for what?

    • From Russia with Love

      Don’t you have a cousin or other close relative you are supposed to be fucking?

    • SheltonTodd

      We got a strong “Dear Shit Fer Brains” contender right here. May The Farce be with you!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Around here, we say “fuck”.

    • Jennifer Sheffield

      It matters because her great-grandfather became a citizen only because of the compassion of others — American citizens — willing to see his needs and desires over the details of his errors. It’s calling out her hypocrisy in denying the same compassion to others.

    • anon_the_great

      B/c the little shitheel would deport a brown person on just such criminality.

    • What could you possibly be hiding behind your asterisks? I mean, it could be anything right? My god, have the courage of your fucking convictions you wilfully ignorant, double-standard applauding shitheel.

      • C4TWOMAN

        The real comment can now be revealed unedited:

        “Who the fellatio cares? And why the falcon-molester does this matter?”

        I hesitate to reveal the last word…..

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Oh please!…..

          • C4TWOMAN

            I dunno if the world is ready…
            *shudders*

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Damn you, and your enigmatic ways.

    • BosGrl

      Good for him he made it in? Yes, that’s generally how we think around here, but do you feel the same way for the brown people who “made it in”? Also, your friend Tomi does not need Wonkette to discredit her. She does that all by herself.

    • Wow. You foljs have serious comprehension issues. I blame fox news

    • Serai 1
  • Emily Wager

    What does her hair color have to do with anything? Calling her a “snowflake” is just as rude as calling a black girl “laquesha”. Personally i think tomi is a young inexperienced judgemental fool. But seriously… you need a life

    • WomanInThePersistence

      You don’t understand the reference to “snowflake”? Psssst….it has nothing to do with hair color.

      • Emily Wager

        Psst!!! I know what a snowflake is… it comes from the sky during winter season… but if you are referring to the fact she is white… i can think of some nasty things to say about other races… any reference to a persons skin other then an actual appropriate one is stupid and makes me lose any belief or credibility of the author of the article. Thanks :-)

        • WomanInThePersistence

          “Snowflake” has nothing to do with hair color, skin color, ethnicity, etc. Nothing. I’m going to be charitable and assume that you are not aware that it is a pejorative term used by Trumpanzees/right wing nut jobs to refer to liberals, because we are supposedly so delicate.

          • Emily Wager

            Im liberal dear. And as u know assuming makes a what? Ass. So maybe you should stop trolling. I did not defend her actions. I disagree with the words used. So because trump people use it, that in turn makes it right. Lmao stop being so angry. Done responding. Have a nice day 😎

          • ALP

            You disagreed with the words you thought were used, but weren’t, based on not under stand a very prevalent cultural reference. You then got shitty with people trying to explain to you that you were wrong.

            There is so much irony here that you don’t understand this particular meaning of snowflake.

          • Jennifer Sheffield

            To be fair, people were pretty snarky in responding. Not surprising that she didn’t stay to read the explanations.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            She did. And argued about them.

          • jesterpunk

            To be fair the site does say “Nasty Vile Little Snark Mob”.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Looking at her profile, she seems to follow celebrity gossip and my not be used to “vigorous” exchanges online.

          • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

            To be fair, she wrongly accused the author of being racist and, considering that, I think we’ve been very delicate with her.

          • Welcome to Wonkette, where the snark flows freely!

          • Maybe she coulda read the article instead if flouncing first? Just a thought

          • Jennifer Sheffield

            Okay, sorry; the comments were in a different order when I first read them, or at least after I first commented. And now I don’t see the responses to this comment, though I’ve come back to it from my email notifications about them. So puzzled.

            Oh, also, I didn’t know about the snark warning, as I got to this article through a post from a friend. So that’s a fair point (not that I can find it, see above.) Even so, I think the commenter’s misreading was so multilayered that the initial responses could have done with a more detailed snark/correction balance. But then I’m all about the details.
            Thanks!

          • Serai 1

            Look honey, the words VILE SNARK MOB are emblazoned right at the top of every page on this site. It’s not our fault she can’t fucking read.

          • anon_the_great

            “Im liberal dear.

            The fuck you are.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Hey I’m willing to string them along and see how long they’re willing to keep it up.

            And it is possible they’re a very sheltered, new to the interwebs person who hasn’t learned to not take everything online so damn personal/seriously.

          • Bad Tom

            The other assumption is that you are deliberately being obtuse, and therefore an asshole.

          • C4TWOMAN

            So like you could admit you were incorrect. Here let me help:

            “Huh. Really? I guess I missed the snowflake as an alt-right slur against liberals. I don’t get into many arguments with Republicans online. Guess I’m lucky, lol!”

            For example.

          • Flounce 4? Meta

          • Crazt Maist Waizy

            No you aren’t. Stop lying.

          • Paul Dietzel

            As I recall, the retort to someone who says they “assume” something is to say, roughly, “When you assume you make an ass out of “you” and “me” “, referring to the “ass” at the beginning , the”U” in the middle and the “me” at the end of the word. Trying to apply it to the word “Assuming” just screws everything up. Makes no sense. Regardless, I’ve always hated
            the damned expression.

          • Sakonyachen

            Making an ass of U and MING! That doesn’t sound like a safe decision. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b049655c50975ba1d63937464375082e07203aa1af377a48ac732a0bfcb95d4b.jpg

          • Serai 1

            HAHAHA. Nice try, princess. You’re a “liberal” who shits on liberals, believes being against fascism is somehow Un-American. Yeah, we really believe you.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4e1365362d0b9a34147b60e7246543bd31897374a88590b74ba8064ca3c20bc.gif

        • Jennifer Sheffield

          She’s not actually being called a snowflake; she’s being called “snowflake-hating”. The author is talking about the right-wing tendency to refer to left-wing people who talk about compassion as “fragile snowflakes”. It indeed has nothing to do with how she looks.

          • looksquirrels

            Yay, someone w reading comprehension skills.

        • Mary Lyons

          A snowflake melts easily..as in coddled youth from the left with their safe places requirements.

          • jesterpunk

            Like the current POTUS?

          • little miss high and mighty

            What do we wqant? appropriate reverence?
            OK In the 1950’s Woody guthrie lived in and wrote songs about Fred’s housing project encampments.
            Wish I could URL you all but the songs are easy to find .
            Guthrie/Trump/protest songs or something.
            you’ll find it.
            Try The Guardian.

          • looksquirrels

            Or ironically for coddled butt hurt RWNJ who are upset their heroes are not treated w appropriate reverence.

          • Crazt Maist Waizy

            Ever had a room in the house you could relax away from the outside world in? That’s a safe space.

            Ever walked away from a conversation with a friend who has disappointed you? That’s getting a safe space.

            See, you Nazis might want to learn the meanings of terms before arguing against them.

          • Serai 1
          • Edith Prickly

            Ahem – you are the one who showed up here whining about how mean we’re being to a repellent little harpy who gets paid to whip people up into frothing rages against people who aren’t in the US any more “illegally” than her own ancestor was. Snowflake off, Mary Mary.

        • anon_the_great

          “i can think of some nasty things to say about other races..”

          Oh Please do Tell ! Don’t hold back. We Libs don’t judge

        • C4TWOMAN

          Dude–ette, Snowflake has NOTHING to do with disparaging skin color. Mebbe share where you picked that up? Who told you?

        • wrayven

          A snowflake means someone who melts down at the first sign of difficulty. You seem to be a textbook example. Thanks for putting the racist connotation into an easily understood concept.

        • Crazt Maist Waizy

          ‘Snowflake’ as an insult has, repeat after me, nothing. To. Do. With. Race.

          Practically the only right wing insult that doesn’t.

        • Serai 1
    • jesterpunk
    • Mary Lyons

      Tomi is as entitled to her opinions as you are to yours. FYI. snowflakes is the catchword for liberals..not consevatives..plagerism.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Hmm…1 “guest vote”. How does that happen? We don’t allow anonymous non-comments or votes. I smell Russian bot!

        • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

          That explains why I have a sudden craving for borscht!

      • James Wiske

        It’s pretty ironic that conservatives think, “snowflake,” can only apply to liberals when the pussy-grabber they support so heartily has to constantly run to his safe-space and tweet about all the mean and nasty things hurting his feewings. At least Obama could take it like a man instead of the man-child that is Trump.

      • Opinions yes. And we are free to rip on her for her odious opinions. Whatta country right?

      • Crazt Maist Waizy

        Stop pretending this is about her ‘right to an opinion.’ Having a right to hold an opinion does not make your opinion worth anything. In fact, if that is the only thing you can say in favour of her opinion, her opinion is shit.

        You seem to think we aren’t allowed to criticise her opinions. We are, and there is nothing you can do about it.

      • Serai 1

        You’re so cute. I wish I had a camera right now.

        http://gifimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/head-pat-gif-5.gif

      • puredog

        What the fuck does that even MEAN? That Miguel Ferrer gif could be reposted a few dozen times here without ever getting old.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      If a person wants to be racist against white people the correct term is “cracker.” That is not what is happening here.

      • Serai 1

        Good boy!

    • Are you living under a fucking rock where the 3rd most common word of the past year wasn’t “Snowflake” to refer to someone who thinks they’re special and deserve special treatment and has literally nothing to do with haircolour you dumb fuckstick?

    • sirjonk

      You can’t be this stupid.

      • wrayven

        I believe she is

      • Sakonyachen

        Willful ignorance is pretty popular these days.

      • Serai 1

        Oh yes, she can.

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      The author did NOT call Tomi “a snowflake” as you have stated. She called her, “snowflake-hating”. That has been pointed out to you as well as the fact that in this sense, “snowflake” has absolutely nothing to do with race. However, you have continued to wrongly accuse Jennifer Mendelsohn of racism. That’s a pretty serious accusation. You were wrong to do that and you should be called out for it. A person of integrity would own up to their error.

    • Serai 1
  • Jason Kelley

    So the evidence he was guilty was the accusation? The fact he was acquitted means nothing?

    • jesterpunk

      Isn’t that how it works?

    • sirjonk

      OJ was acquitted. Can you separate legal guilt from actual guilt?

      • jesterpunk

        Hillary wasn’t even charged with anything and the right decided that just being accused meant she was guilty and good at hiding her crimes.

        • Serai 1

          Funny how that only works when it’s someone they don’t like, isn’t it?

    • Guest

      He was acquitted with the courts MERCY. The whole point of this article is that we should be compassionate, it’s not to scorn the old man like she scorns immigrants; it’s to show that we are truly all the same. Her great-grandfather’s acquittal is something she should be grateful for and she should be working to pay that compassion forward.

    • Crazt Maist Waizy

      Hear that whistle? That’s the article’s message going right over your head.

    • Serai 1
  • Mary Lyons

    God lady, get a life. How far do you go to spread your pettiness. Your relatives probably had slaves..that does not mean you want them.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      It is ironic that you parachuted in here, and are telling somebody else to get a life.

    • BosGrl

      Did you miss the part where she is accusing Ms. Lahren of hypocrisy and not her ancestor of being a bad person? Maybe reading comprehension is not your strength.

    • jesterpunk
    • anon_the_great

      And you have the genealogical evidence to support your shot in the dark? No? Nothing? Nada? Hello, is this thing on?

      • lateshift

        To support the idea that all these people from a very specific, thinly-populated area – the only humans there to hold the precise, unique names in question, all of which is documented by legal papers and archival reports from the exact eras under discussion – somehow share the connections these verified documents lay out? Tell me, what exactly is it you think “genealogical evidence” is? (protip: no, it does NOT mean DNA.) Seriously, do you have any clue whatsoever? None? Nada? Hello, is this thing on?

    • looksquirrels

      Her relatives probably didn’t. Regardless, she wasn’t attacking Konstantin the Great. She was exposing Lahren’s hypocrisy. Try reading the article instead of a half-digested summary on another site? Kthx.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Logic fail.

    • sirjonk

      But Mary, she’s not arguing for slavery. You seem to be missing the hypocrisy element here. But I’m sure you’re really smart otherwise.

    • Serai 1
      • CripesAmighty

        Ed Wood is God.

    • Edith Prickly

      Back atcha, cupcake.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    What’s up with all the new people coming in and being unpleasant? Yeah, I know, RawStory. But still.

  • sirjonk

    This is what you get when you name your daughter Tomi.

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      But sure play a mean pinball!

  • davidfoster

    For another day, let’s address Lahren’s stupid tweet:

    We are indeed a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. Respect our laws and we welcome you. If not, bye. #DACA.

    Since crime committed by Dreamers is almost non-existent, why must DACA be flatly opposed?

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      Why? Brown people.

      • Jesusismyquarterback

        Yep….It’s melanin issue.

    • lateshift

      quick reminder: In their universe, the “crime” Dreamers are guilty of is the initial violation of immigration laws. Because being two years old when you arrive in a new country is apparently no excuse for failing to file required visa application forms in triplicate yourself – even though, in most legal systems (including ours), two year olds technically CAN’T make any legal decisions for themselves. This means that simply existing, breathing, standing on U.S. soil makes someone a “criminal” if, years ago, someone else made a decision for them that they had no ability to stop – and may not have even realized was happening.

      Under this logic, literally every single person in the country who is currently here legally thanks to DACA is a “criminal” – ALL of them – simply by virtue of…being here thanks to DACA. Which is a law, but was written to refine some other law, which somehow makes it less of a law? I don’t know. That’s the standard “crime” argument they use everywhere, anyway. Wash rinse repeat etc etc etc world without end amen

  • Dave Ron Blane

    MISERABLE gape mouthed slunt

  • Jesusismyquarterback

    These RW scum have no humility or sense of shame.

  • Walter Becker

    So if my Great Great-Grandfather was a murderer, I should be pro-murder?

    Liberals = Idiots

    • jesterpunk
    • Conservatives= souless heathens bound for hell who think logic is pie and want no understanding of it. This is fun!

      • jesterpunk

        You might want to use smaller words and under 140 characters so they understand. Anything bigger then that is too complicated for this idiot it seems.

        • I do not believe in dumbing anything down. If homez dont get it that be his problem

        • BigJimSlade

          Why would you need 140 characters? The violent and intolerant left only need 5; NAZI!

          You’re reduced political discussion to endless invoking of Godwin’s Law. When conservatives start dressing like ISIS, beating unarmed citizens and saying “MARXIST!” and “COMMIE!” over and over and over and over and over, let’s talk.

          Regressives; y’all need to take ownership of your hate speech. It’s literally all you have.

          • Serai 1
          • jesterpunk

            http://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-extremism-islamist-terrorism-donald-trump-steve-bannon-628381

            A joint project by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting has found that within the past nine years, right-wing extremists plotted or carried out nearly twice as many terrorist attacks as Islamist extremists. Of the 115 right-wing incidents, police only foiled 35 percent. Compare this to the 63 Islamist terrorism cases, where police foiled 76 percent of the planned attacks.

            Right-wing extremists were not only more successful, they were often more deadly, too. From 2008 to 2016, a third of right-wing attacks involved fatalities, compared to 13 percent of Islamist attacks. It should be noted, however, that Islamist extremists killed more people overall, with a death toll of 90 people compared to 79.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      And we have our first contestant.

    • websearcher

      You equate murder with illegal immigration? And you guys wonder why we laugh at you.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Are we playing stupid analogies now???

    • Serai 1
    • Tiny kaiju

      With your lot, I suspect it would depend on who great, great granpappy murdered.

  • Tuck Frump

    Does the grease ball Don Jr own any property in Florida. He’s likely Leavenworth bound.

  • IBMMuseum

    Interesting, like Frederick Trump (the same guy deported from Germany with his wife pregnant with Donald’s father Fred) saying he arrived in the United States two years before he actually did on his naturalization document…

  • gullywompr

    Must Credit Wonkette™

  • Randall Stephens

    Why are we supposed to care about her great-great grandfather?

  • Noesis1

    Um…. if he was found not guilty how can you say he was an illegal?

    And of course he was an immigrant… did you think her ancestory was native American?

    • jesterpunk

      Oh good another person who didnt read the article before making a stupid comment answered in the article.

      I bring this to light not to shame or embarrass Tomi Lahren. Poke any family tree and you’ll often find similar irregularities. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Constantin Dietrich was a bad person or a scorn-worthy “illegal” to be demonized. Perhaps it only means that like millions of others, his overweening desire to become a US citizen may have caused him to try to cut a corner or two. It means he may have been a good man who made a bad decision under pressure. It means you’d hope his great-great-granddaughter would have empathy for the plight of immigrants rather than try to pull up the ladder behind her.

      • Do you know what acquitted means?

        • jesterpunk

          If your a conservative it means your innocent but if your a liberal just being accused means your guilty right?

          • No, acquitted means you were found not guilty.

            In this case it means Tomi’s ancestor was not ‘illegal’.

          • jesterpunk

            Hmm I have heard from a lot of conservatives that just being accused means your guilty especially when it came to Hillary.

          • Funny, I hear the same about conservatives from liberals, just today liberals were saying it about Charles Payne.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Our third constant is apparently a bit retiring, and prefers to enter with a response.

          • Serai 1
          • BigJimSlade

            What a strange double standard to be wrestling with, eh?
            At least you haven’t gone into a violent Godwin’s-Law-invoking tantrum! Yet…

          • Serai 1
          • little miss high and mighty

            Must be from the Frankfurt production of The Producers judging from the pretzel motif (no Naziswastikas allowed without special permission in Germany) The striking black pretzels on the red white armbands should be mass available here in the Budesrepublik.

          • Serai 1

            Nope. It’s from the movie.

            https://youtu.be/HPXHRX8Q2hs?t=53s

          • little miss high and mighty

            pretzels are better than that other symol.
            Besides, Carbs.
            Time to have another look – Zero, Gene- those dancers!

          • Serai 1

            Oh, and by the way, dipshit – Godwin’s Law only says that the longer an argument goes on, the more LIKELY it is that someone will bring up Hitler. IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT ANYONE LOSING THE ARGUMENT.

            But hey, we can’t expect you to actually know what you’re blathering about, seeing as how you haven’t made a lick of sense the whole time you’ve been here.

          • Jena-Auerstedt

            Actually, someone who is “acquitted” can be as guilty as hell (Google “O.J. Simpson” or “Robert Blake” sometime), but that, for a variety of reasons, a jury was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. There are light-years of distance between “not guilty” and “innocent” of the crime.

          • I am sorry, I am don’t remember saying anything about anyone being innocent. Could you please refresh my memory on that?

            I thought I said he was found not guilty, and was therefor not here illegally?

          • Akat

            You are nitpicking and ignoring the point, which is that he was found not guilty due to the sympathy and empathy of the jury; something this Tomi person lacks.

          • Serai 1
          • puredog

            The Scottish form of verdict — “not proven” — is really more apt.

          • little miss high and mighty

            Read?
            Scratching off zhe 1909 date and rescribing over it a 1911 date- to make up for waiting too long- is a fraudsterism and punishable with fines and prison term. Her ancestor was acquitted for immigration fraud not document fraud (which was never addressed in Menelsohn’s research.
            He got away with his alteration- but would not have in today’s CSI thoroughness.
            But, hey, we ere at L.M.H&M are all in favor of gaming the immigration system, so no foul by us, now the new wonan, herself the self-righteous cheerleader for desperation’s misery- now we don’t need no chicks like that hangin here. no sir!
            UnAmerican and prickly too much we think.

          • Serai 1
          • BigJimSlade

            So, if you’re a liberal, you’re apparently an irrational victim?

          • jesterpunk

            Funny coming from a conservative with your POTUS who needs his safe space because he got his feelings hurt.

          • Serai 1
          • Sakonyachen

            Dolemite is the best medicine.

        • Serai 1
        • Christopher Story

          But her emails!

    • Serai 1
  • Jebb Pnack

    Noesis1 • Um…. if he was found not guilty how can you say he was an illegal?
    ——————————————
    Um, if Hillary was charged with NO CRIMES,

    how can you Nazls say that she “committed crimes”?

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      Nazls?

      • Serai 1

        It’s what he uses on his hozs.

    • Jebb Pnack

      Yes, Trump-supporting, America-hating Nazls.

    • BigJimSlade

      “Nazis”?

      “NAZIS”???

      Strange how prevalent the word “nazi” has become with the alt-left.
      How’s that mindless labeling and hate speech workin’ out for ya? Must be changing LOTS of minds…

      Liberals have become angry little Labelers/Enablers. Where’d all the progressives go??? Calling people “nazi” over and over makes you little more than a person that relies on hate speech to make a point. Heck, calling people “nazi” doesn’t really give you much of a place in modern society, honestly.

      No wonder my Jewish friends cannot stand young and entitled Labelers; making light of “nazis” in the name of intolerance and political “discussion” is about as low as it gets.

      No wonder the left created Antifa; just saying hateful things wasn’t enough.

      • websearcher

        Well, it’s your side parading under the Nazi flag. What else should we call you?

        • SayItWithWookies

          There’s also white supremacists, bigots, fascists, racists, eugenicists, identitarians (but that’s one of Richard Spencer’s watered-down-Nazi terms) — probably a few others that I’m missing too.

        • bbayliss

          Peaceniks is my favorite.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        If the jackboot fits,..

      • bbayliss

        Hey, This is “Big Jim” talkin’ respect his authority!
        After all that symbol on the flag carried by the “Alt-right” that’s an ancient spiritual symbol, got nothin to do with the fact that despite the troubles, hitler had some good ideas.

      • Serai 1
      • handyhippie65

        once again with the anti fascist bull shit. our fucking government used to be anti fascist. remember how we kicked the fascists in the teeth, and stomped on their balls during WW2? we need a lot more anti fascists in our country, to rid it of fascists like you. i’ll bet you sleep at night wrapped in the flag, and holding a bible.

      • Crow

        can’t believe you have any friends let alone jewish ones-go back to moms basement where you belong

      • Edith Prickly

        When people march around in public carrying Nazi flags and defending people who fought a war over white supremacy, they are identifying with Nazi ideology. They can try and hide behind new labels like white nationalist or “alt-right”, but if it talks and acts like a Nazi, I’m fucking well calling it that. Please go melt in the sun, snowflake.

  • Jena-Auerstedt

    Right-winger, thy name is “Hypocrite.”

    • BigJimSlade

      While a mob of tolerant left-wingers bash an immigrant and his great granddaughter. It’s like one big hypocrisy parade, eh?

      Where are the “left-wingers” celebrating grandpa and parading in front of a US Immigration office to show their disdain for the process of becoming a legal resident? I know if I wanted to reside in a new country, that’s what I’d do; go there illegally and flaunt it in front of the authorities.

      • rosenbomb

        You don’t make any goddamn sense.

      • Serai 1
      • Sakonyachen

        So showing the hypocrisy inherent in someone’s disdain for illegal immigration since they are only an American because of their ancestor’s illegal immigration now makes one a hypocrite? So since you pointed out hypocrisy, you are now a hypocrite. This is exactly the point you just made. You used a lot of words to end up pointing out that you are exactly guilty of what you are accusing someone of by your own standard.

      • Edith Prickly

        When said great-granddaughter is trying to make a career out of trashing people who are no more “guilty” of anything that her ancestor was, she’s made herself fair game for criticism. Spare us the faux-martyrdom narrative, it’s so worn out it creaks.

  • Jebb Pnack

    God Bless Robert Mueller, a REAL AMERICAN PATRIOT (old-timey Republican)!

    He has Donald Trump’s TAX RETURNS and KNOWS the crlmes that Donald has done.

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Akat

    This thread does not read like the usual Wonkette comments…which are not allowed anyway.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      We have many uninvited guest stars.

      • puredog

        All auditioning for tomorrow’s DSFB.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          It’s pretty much amateur hour.

    • handyhippie65

      the whistling of the rocks thrown at the trolls is a sweet song.

  • Teto85

    Can we send her back?

    • Lock her up! (I’m joking of course…..but….)

      • websearcher

        Nah. Just build a wall around her house. We would hate for her genes to contaminate the rest of the good law-abiding folks. And, maybe, make Russia pay for it?

  • Scott Giblin

    It never ceases to amaze me at the useless and stupid stories that the left will dig up drag-out wave around as a flag just like the free speech hating antifa. There’s no f****** point of this. It looks seriously as though most of you need to get a job because you have way too much time on your hand.

    • A.Londo

      So Trump and his involvement with the whole ‘Birther” movement is just as ridiculous, yes? There’s no way that could be seen useless and stupid. Those silly right wingers have waaaaay too much time on their hands for sure.

    • jesterpunk

      You know you can say Fuck here right? I mean your mom might get mad and take away your computer but you can say Fuck. Also its funny you bring up stupid made up stories when you comment over on Dead Breitbart’s home for anti social Nazis.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      It never ceases to amaze me at the useless and stupid comments RWNJs leave here.

      • BigJimSlade

        LWNJ calls person an RWNJ for pointing out the LWNJ-ness of an article? Somebody call the irony police.

        • rosenbomb

          Jim, Jim, Jim. Irony, this is not.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          And you were invited here by who, exactly?

        • Serai 1
          • handyhippie65

            i love the rubber VS. glue thing with the gifs.

          • Serai 1

            It’s the best response, I’ve found, since these idiots only keep blathering their same bullshit over and over. :)

        • Sakonyachen

          Sort of like the irony of a person who accuses people of needing jobs and something to do with their time while reading and commenting on websites they don’t like? Just because someone comes here and says words doesn’t mean they pointed out anything. It just means they don’t like what they read.

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          Nah. I suspect the only really ironic thing around here is your name.

    • Azazael

      Hey Scotty if you hate liberals why read a liberal site?

      • handyhippie65

        it got stuffy under his bridge?

        • Boss Dave

          On his steam grate.

    • Crazt Maist Waizy

      There is a point, but you didn’t refute anything. Shows you cannot think.

      Oh, and you say we have too much time on our hands, while you read a liberal website despite hating liberals. Priceless!

      Run along.

    • suziq

      You don’t have to use *******s, just say FUCKING if you want to.
      But 1) not useless or stupid to point out that someone who wants to deport people brought to this country as small children had a great great grandfather who forged documents. SAD!
      2) Antifa doesn’t hate free speech, they hate fascists, in fact they are “anti fascist” you might say. Free speech doesn’t mean just for you and that you can say whatever you want without a response. You can say what you want but if it is hateful you just might get someone free speech-ing back at you.

    • bbayliss

      Useless and stupid?
      From the first dozen comments at a Breitbart article called “Tucker Carlson Rips ‘Out of Touch’ Jennifer Lawrence”
      she’s as dumb as she is hot….whaddahyagonnado….
      She’s a booze hound.
      Stop with the mocking her. After all she is a high school dropout climate scientist and deserves our respect.
      What a nasty Woman.
      Climate Religion
      First Commandant: THOU SHALL SPEW UBER STOOPID $ – H – I – T!!
      She really is a brain dead air head with no common sense. Her only saving grace was to be looking good in a sex tape on the internet.
      Is this the chick that got photographed through the hotel peep hole?
      And of course:
      Das Velk • 5 minutes ago
      A storm has spiral arms just like a galaxy, it’s the mathematics of the universe, made
      by God.
      http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/09/09/tucker-carlson-rips-touch-jennifer-lawrence-linking-hurricanes-donald-trump/

    • Serai 1
    • shivaskeeper

      In the order I feel like addressing your statements:

      How does anyone protesting a Nazi rally when not representing the Government violate the Nazi’s free speech? There is no fucking 1st Amendment violation there. Even if the “antifa*”, as you call them, beat every single one of those Nazi pricks to bloody pulps and pissed on their semi conscious heads, there would be no 1st Amendment violation at all. Of course there would be other legal violations for that, but no 1st Amendment violation of their free speech at all. Freedom of speech from Government oversight does not mean freedom to not accept the consequences of what you say.

      This is just a suggestion, but you may want to actually read the 1st Amendment and then ask questions about the parts you don’t understand instead of just making up what you think it says.

      We have too much time on our hands but you just popped in form wherever you came from to comment and don;t see the irony in that Perhaps that’s why you missed to irony of Tomi pissing all over “illegal immigrants” when her own grandfather was one until a court essentially said “don’t worry about it.” Good for you. Of course your reading comprehension issues were already on display with your fundamental misunderstanding of the 1st Amendment, do that was to be expected.

      * There are only two sides when you are dealing with fascists. Either you are with them or not. That is it. We kind of had a World War over this. If you stand with fascists you are a fascist. If you are not with them you are antifa. There is no such thing as good person who is also a fascist. If you are offended by being lumped in with the fascists, don’t support them. Pretty simple there. However I think in this case you are using antifa to refer to the Black Bloc who have re-branded themselves as Antifa much like the Neo Nazis re-branded as the Alt-Right, and for many of the same reasons.

      • SisterArtemis

        Damn, shivaskeeper, you are on the mark again. I envy your ability to cut to the core of what people post, what the implications are, and how their illogic “works.” If you ever get a blog, be sure to invite us all over, and yes I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

        • shivaskeeper

          Writing a blog takes more time than I can dedicate too it. I’m content to noncomment here.

          • SisterArtemis

            I’m content to read your noncomments here too. But you are one sharp cookie.
            (Can cookies be sharp? I like the soft chewy ones myself. But somehow, this is part of my lexicon.)

          • handyhippie65

            try a ginger snap. hard to eat before you dunk’em in milk.

      • commatoes

        In re to Trump’s statement on “good people”, if you ever find yourself protesting along side a large groups on Nazi’s, firstly de-ass the area with the quickness. Second, examine the life choices that brought you there. Thirdly, ensure that those specific choices are not repeated.

        If you disagree with any of these, come to grips with the fact that you are presently a Nazi and take immediate steps to rectify the situation.

      • Serai 1

        Fruitless. These fucking idiots NEVER read the Constitution.

        • shivaskeeper

          I know. It’s easier to just make up what they think it should say. I won’t stop calling them on it though.

          Pretty sure this one was a drive-by anyway. Still, it should be addressed so it does not get the idea libtards are as uninformed as it is.

    • handyhippie65

      question, since when is it bad to be anti fascist? my grandfather fought in WW2 to eradicate them from the face of the planet. he did his part, and i am willing to do mine. why aren’t you willing to do yours?

    • 🐶 BRAINTHRUST 5000 🐶

      OK thanks traitor.

    • CripesAmighty
    • commatoes

      Yup and having your political views be interpreted as an expression of Anti-Colonialism from the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya is valid.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      You poor thing. It must so suck not to be able to engage in a little light Nazi-ism without being called out by uncouth anti-fascists.

      • Scott Giblin

        I can’t be a Nazi I’m not a Democrat or socialist

        • Tiny kaiju

          But you may be a hoofwanking bunglecunt. The probability is very high for that one.

          • Scott Giblin

            That is way better than being a democrat, thank you.

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          LOL As if either had anything to do with Nazis.

          But thanks for providing a handy measure of just how stupid and/or gullible you really are!

          See ya, Nazi!!

          • Scott Giblin

            You can’t be that stupid . Seriously, hitler was a socialist. Haha I can’t believe you don’t educate yourself enough to know that. You have my pity.

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            No, cupcake. Hitler locked up socialists… and trade-unionists…and communists… and liberals and left-wingers of every description.

            He wasn’t anything CLOSE to a socialist, my little ignoramus. He was a fascist…and socialism is not fascism.

            Words mean things.

            There’s this…

            Hitler and the Nazis outlawed socialism, and executed socialists and communists en masse, even before they started rounding up Jews. In 1933, the Dachau concentration camp held socialists and leftists exclusively. The Nazis arrested more than 11,000 Germans for “illegal socialist activity” in 1936.

            http://www.csun.edu/~vcmth00m/NazismSocialism.html

            And this…

            The party represented an extreme side of German’s right wing, and the key word in its title was not necessarily “socialism,” but rather “national.” During Hitler’s ascension, nationalism was preached and took hold, and excluded anyone who wasn’t fully German or considered superior.

            “The Nazis opposed all traditional socialism, wanting to substitute something they called ‘German socialism’ or ‘Aryan socialism,’” Bryn Mawr College professor Barbara Miller Lane told PolitiFact in October 2015. “This meant citizenship and privileges only for ‘Aryans’ (meaning non-Jews), concentration camps for others.”

            Indeed, the American Nazi Party, first named the World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists by its founder George Lincoln Rockwell in 1959 before he changed the name a year later, specifically states that “National Socialism” applies to whites. The party’s official website describes the two main tenets of the term are “the Struggle for Aryan Racial survival, and Social Justice for White Working Class people throughout our land.”

            By definition, a political party with Nazi roots or affiliations is not democratic since it would apply to only one race, whereas democracy is meant to apply to all people, not a specific race or ethnicity.

            http://www.newsweek.com/nazis-democrats-socialists-alt-right-650572

            And these, which I’m too bored by your stupidity to quote directly…

            https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hitler_and_socialism

            https://www.thoughtco.com/was-adolf-hitler-a-socialist-1221367

            So piss off back to Dead Breitbart’s Home for Little Losers and try your stupidity on somewhere else. We’re not having it around here, you idiotic, pitiful asshat.

          • Scott Giblin

            Since morons with out brains run in democratic packs you must be the leader of your inbred tribe. I solute you.
            Here is some thing to burst your over inflated ego,

            https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/myth-busted-actually-yes-hitler-was-a-socialist-liberal/
            and this
            https://www.mises.org/library/why-nazism-was-socialism-and-why-socialism-totalitarian
            And this
            https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/hitler-and-the-socialist-dream-1186455.html

            Hitler and the Nazi boys were in fact socialist. I know learning is difficult with democrats so get some help sounding out the big words. You and your family of filthy Nazi loving subhumans are scum. You make Americans that work hard to earn a good wage and have decent homes sick We will fight you you will not destroy America with your Nazi fascist ways. You disgusting communist Democrat.
            Have a great American day.

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            What is a “solute,” cupcake?

    • SCK

      Aww, you poor little thing.

    • Edith Prickly

      Conservatroll BINGO!

      • Scott Giblin

        Hahaha, I like that one.

    • The Librarian

      Damn, I seem to always “miss” the best idiots. I have plenty of time since I’m recovering from surgery. You, on the other hand, came out of nowhere to spout the same old troll-shit we’ve all heard ad nauseum. If you can’t be original or have a point, you are the useless one with too much time on your hands.

      • Scott Giblin

        That’s impossible. The best idiots are democrat. ;) Besides, I made my point a long time ago when you were still hybernating in democratic cest pit. Well come to the daylight.

        • The Librarian

          Hardly, as there was no real point to be made. I assume you meant “hibernating” and “cess pit”. Well-written English is not strong a suit with trolls and you are no exception. The usual low brow. Pity.

  • Megan Maloney

    Ms. Mendelsohn, could you add more detail about the acquittal?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I see that you are new. Welcome! We tend to be rather smart-ass around here, btw. But also supportive of one another.

      • handyhippie65

        but, never forget, it is better to be a smartass, than a dumbass.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Scratch data off you immigration and naturalization documents replaced with false data to obscure date expirations and yeah, you’d be more concerned with the unrelated acquittal, but that tampering!
      It is usually not the crime that gits ya it’s the cover up.
      The jury (or judge) who saw the tampering let that crime go in view of the unrelated acquittal.
      Desperate immigrants do desperate things.
      Today, you’d get deported or uncomfortably questioned and detained.
      Her Gramps got off easy. But, anyway we are glad for that – just wish Tomi’d own the shady parts of the narrative.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        This new person seems to be very new. And not a troll. Just sayin’.

      • bbayliss

        White male. period.

    • shivaskeeper

      You may have picked a bad thread to get started in. The trolls tend to come out in force on occasion and anyone new might get viewed as one unless they are extremely precise in how they word things.

      Welcome though

      • WomanInThePersistence

        ^^^what Shiva says^^^

  • Shibusa

    I wonder if there’s a Tips@FoxNewz where we can send a link to this story…
    PS Well done, Jennifer Mendelsohn!

  • rosenbomb

    Wow, the trolls on this thread are illiterate….and sooo many straw men and false equivalencies…I feel like my IQ just dropped.

  • george lastrapes

    Tomi is like an heroic figure- make that a heroine-ly figure- from Norse mythology, the shield-maiden. She is the modern-day counterpart, the shill-maiden, defending the PeeResident with the deft thrusts and parries of her stupid arguments.

    • shivaskeeper

      Upvote for shill-maiden. Very good.

  • commatoes

    So can I add this hypocrisy to the lengthening list for Miss Lahren.

    Whenever she utters the words “War on Christmas”, I want to yell “Happy Holidays. Are you triggered now you bunglecunt snowflake?”

  • Aqualung

    “The jury found the charge that Dietrich was responsible for such change unsubstantiated.” I wonder if the author of the present article read this. If she did, then she’s clearly hallucinating. If she did not, she’s downright irresponsible. Either way, J. Mendelssohn deserves to be sued by T. Lahren.

  • SCK

    Has she been informed?

  • Dan Nordstrom

    Linton is actually in North Dakota, not South Dakota.

  • Apocales

    So he was acquitted but you also didn’t want to rub it her face? This is sloppy journalism.

  • pd1648

    So Tomi girl was in high school only seven years ago? No wonder her reasoning is so shallow and mean-girl spiteful. She has the talking points memorized and little else.

    This antipathy toward immigrants is just ignorant and hypocritical. If you have European ancestors who settled this country, then you have ancestors who either participated or benefitted from genocide.

    Only if one is Native American does one truly have a clear right to be on this continent.

  • Edith Prickly

    My goodness, there is a veritable blizzard of RW snowflakes in here. If these are the best allies Miss White Privilege can attract, her career is shot if Fux gives her the boot.

  • ZangoCrudmonger

    Portland update: 20 nazis. Hundreds of anti fa. Tear gas n smoke bombs tossed at the anti fa, nazis are ringed in an protected by riot police. It’s a good day in the park.

  • GeorgetheElder

    So he was accused and found not guilty. Being accused is not in and of itself proof that the man committed a crime.

    Muckraking journalism.

  • Null261

    “He that has neither fools, whores nor beggars among his kindred, is the son of a thunder-gust” -Ben Franklin.

    So among her 16 great-great-grandparents you found one guy who committed immigration crimes?

  • Michelle Minze-Bryant

    So, the dude was late on his appointment, that has never happened before (sarcastic). In the end, he became a legal citizen and assimilated. Yes, he deserved some jail time, if he got it or not. Shouldn’t the main point be, he got the papers to become a citizen, and not crawl into a sanctuary City to hide from law enforcement to commit crimes at will.

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