ARIZONA: Third Hotel Venue Boots Pro-Trump White Supremacists Convention Of “Immigration Patriots”

Media Matters reports:

The Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ, has canceled plans to host an upcoming “immigration conference” by the white nationalist group VDare. It is the third time this year that VDare has unsuccessfully attempted to schedule a conference.

VDare runs a racist website that’s been heavily criticized by civil rights groups for pushing white nationalism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the white nationalist site “regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.” The Anti-Defamation League wrote that VDare is a racist site that “posts, promotes, and archives the work of racists, anti-immigrant figures, and anti-Semites.”

VDare is so bad that even the editor in chief for Breitbart privately called it “racist,” according to reporting by BuzzFeed (despite that private condemnation, Breitbart has publicly defended VDare).

RELATED: VDare takes their name from Virginia Dare, who was born in 1587 in the Roanoke Colony, North Carolina. White supremacists idolize her as the first child born to English parents in the New World. The settlement is known as the “Lost Colony” because when the site was returned to in 1590, all the houses had been dismantled and the 115 colonists, including then three year-old Virginia, had vanished with no trace of any battle.

ALSO RELATED: As I noted during last year’s live thread during the Republican convention, at least two pro-Trump tweets from VDare were featured on the venue’s screens. As you can see, they are rather proud about that.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well when AZ refuses you.

    • Jonathan Smith

      go to Texas?

    • bambinoitaliano

      There’s still Alabama.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Right. But, technically it was the Hilton that refused them, not Arizona.

  • Treant

    I’m not going to go into what happened to Roanoke and, most likely, Virginia Dare. It’s pretty obvious, though, given that when Europeans arrived there a second time a century later, there was an Indian tribe named the Croatans with tons of blond, pale-skinned, blue-eyed Indians in it. QED.

    Other than that, good. Let them wander the wilderness for forty years. After that, they can have the polar section of Antarctica.

    • Tawreos

      I’d rather give them the polar section of the arctic.

      • Karl Dubhe

        The Russian part, right? That’s the bit that doesn’t have much, if any, land on it. Send them there. They like white, and they’ll be gone next summer.

        • Tawreos

          Nope I will give them all the sea ice they want to have as their own special country. It has almost nothing to do with the fact that said arctic sea ice will be melting away in the summer as temps continue to climb

          • Stubenville

            …and a lovely selection of pool floats as a welcome gift.

          • Adam King

            They’ll be fine with that, since melting sea ice is fake news.

      • olandp

        How about a lovely ice floe in the arctic, lovely views…

      • Uncle Mark

        They can live on a south-bound Arctic ice flow for all I care. It’s all white anyway, so that should make them happy for awhile.

      • PickyPeckersaurus

        How about one of the Dakotas instead? It’s not like we’re using them.

      • Dagoril

        Mars has a North Pole too. I’m just saying. 😉

    • Stubenville

      The polar bears will love them to pieces.

      • ChrisMorley

        Polar bears are Arctic.
        Penquins are from Antartica.

        Noah failed his Polar Repopulation exam.

  • Tawreos

    Breitbart calling someone else racist has to mean something very very bad

    • bambinoitaliano

      Breibart is that 60 year old British Nazi guy who someday become the victim of his own hate group that cry regret and begging for sympathy.

      • Goodboy

        Yeah, didn’t he die of a cocaine over dose?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Immigration conference ? I have a feeling it’s purpose is not to encourage immigration.

    • Bad Tom

      No immigrants are allowed to attend!

    • The_Wretched


    • james1200

      You’d think they’d get busy finding some white women and trying to out-procreate Latinos, who whites are losing badly to in the baby wars. But they can’t get laid because women don’t want them, at least the kinds of women they feel they’re entitled to. Sad.

      No, wait, I meant “happy!”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Lol, yeah so many of them think of themselves as genetic superiors. But every pic I have seen says : no, not even close.

  • bkmn
    • Tawreos

      Dammit, my wall repair business is ruined!

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Trump’s on it!

  • Tawreos

    Are we sure they got denied for racism or because a check bounced?

    • bkmn

      Their bitcoin downpayment never arrived.

  • Bad Tom

    Follow Me to Keep America American

    The person this group reveres is sacred to them SPECIFICALLY because she was born here to English parents.

    They mean Keep America White.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • shellback

      I swear, I was not laughing. No, really.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I’m still catching my breath from not laughing.

        • shellback

          Hippity-hoppity flaming pants isn’t funny.
          (It’s hysterical)

        • MT YVR

          I’d like you to come sit next to me. 😉

        • Bob Conti

          That was pretty spectacular.

      • james1200
      • EdmondWherever

        I never wanted it to end!

      • Todd20036

        I’m usually ok with young men ripping off clothing

      • RKitty01

        he needs to get out in the sun more; he’s Casper the Friendly Ghost pasty white

    • yes b’y
      • Gustav2

        Not a forward roll.

    • Bad Tom
      • JCF

        Wish You Were Here: ah, a soundtrack to my college days…

        • Bad Tom

          — and disciplinary remains mercifully
          Yes and um, I’m with you Derek, this star nonsense
          Yes, yes
          Now which is it?
          I am sure of it
          . . .
          So, so you think you can tell
          Heaven from Hell
          Blue skies from pain?
          Can you tell a green field
          From a cold steel rail?
          A smile from a veil?
          Do you think you can tell?

          And did they get you to trade
          Your heroes for ghosts?
          Hot ashes for trees?
          Hot air for a cool breeze?
          Cold comfort for change?
          And did you exchange
          A walk on part in the war
          For a leading role in a cage?

          How I wish, how I wish you were here
          We’re just two lost souls
          Swimming in a fish bowl
          Year after year
          Running over the same old ground
          What have we found?
          The same old fears
          Wish you were here

    • olandp

      They actually poured gasoline onto his pants and lit them, ON PURPOSE!

      • olandp

        And the friend with the camera didn’t do anything to help!

        • Bad Tom

          No, man! This is Youtube gold!!!
          Ya wanna be a star, or not?
          So, uh, should I call an ambulance now?

      • Bad Tom

        Well, they poured it down the rock, the idea being (I think) that they would skate down in flames. It appears to have splashed on his pants.

        The down in flames part worked A OK!

        • HAAAAAAA

          Perfectly I would say.

        • olandp

          No start at the very beginning, he is pouring it in his pants, or whatever those leggings are (first second or two). After he lights the rock, he lights the pants.

          • Bad Tom

            (Shakes head in amazement)

            I guess I just couldn’t believe anyone would really try that.

            Once I decided to try and burn off a small amount of gasoline, about a cup (it was dirty, scrap gas that couldn’t be used in the snow blower.) I set up cinder blocks, an old steel wok, and a tin can in that. The gas was in the can.

            It lit with a solid WHUMP! Within seconds, the flames were shooting up like a flamethrower.

            I tried to put it out with the wok lid. I could not put the fire out. Anytime I lifted the lid, the fire started right back up.

            The can started to glow red, then white. I began to worry that the can would melt.

            I was very glad when the gasoline burned itself out. I won’t ever do that again.

          • Adam King

            They figured it would look cool.

          • Bad Tom

            They did not figure why car engines need coolant.

            Gasoline is perfectly capable of welding an engine block into useless scrap metal.

      • bambinoitaliano

        You can look at it as a brilliant way to get the pants of your crush quickly.

        • Tawreos

          I can think of many better ways that aren’t going to leave me with the taste of gas in my mouth later.

          • m_lp_ql_m

            Ain’t too many ways better than the taste of my boyfriend after eating Taco Bell.

          • Bad Tom

            Or a visit to the ER burn ward.

    • RobynWatts

      Soundtrack optional. Here’s my pick:

    • MBear

      [In my best Adam West voice] “get a tan”

    • Uncle Mark

      I keep waiting for that to happen whenever Kellyanne or the Fucking Moron spew their daily mendacities

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Looks like me and my Grindr hookup last night.

    • Nowhereman

      Amazing! I wonder what they thought would happen? Dollars to donuts they will try it again.

    • Snarkaholic

      ANY excuse to roll around on the ground with another guy – with your pants down – while still claiming that you’re straight!

    • Bob Conti
  • PickyPeckersaurus
  • shellback

    If you live in this country and are not a Native American – you’re an immigrant.
    Suck on it.

    • Leo

      When I was 12 I confronted the Jackson impersonator at The Hermitage to ask him about the Trail of Tears because I had just done a project and was royally pissed off about it.

      The man, clearly ticked and unprepared, said briskly and with the standard accent “Well son there’s two sides to every story” and bolted.

      I’ll never forget that for as long as I live.

      • Jay George

        Good for you! <3

    • Treant

      No. I was born here.

      Yes, I see your point. I just think it’s a really bad point. I’m exactly as native as anybody else who was born here–which is to say, a citizen of the United States, just as they are.

      Or, don’t “other” potential allies. I have no trouble working against you on a specific point that tries to render me a stateless refugee.

      • Christian1234567

        Why is it a bad point?

        • Treant

          I’m as native as any other person born in North America. If we really want to get technical about it, there are no native Americans; what we call native is an import over the Siberian land bridge and no more “native” under that definition than I am.

  • safari

    The lost Roanoke colony merged with the local native tribes. So using it as some form of white purity is pretty stupid.

    • Robincho

      Merged? Is that what you kids are calling it nowadays?…

      • jerry

        I hear that “mergers and acquisitions” is a hot new feature on Grindr.

  • JWC

    An absolute dichotomy “White Supremist” and “Patriot” in the same sentence

  • Lazycrockett
  • boatboy_srq

    So delicious that this venue is El Conquistador.

    Hacer que Estados Unidos sea grandioso nuevamente!

  • Leo

    OT. Why he didn’t leave years ago is beyond me. Would say $$ but trying to give the benefit of the doubt.

    • The_Wretched

      Good I guess but why now? It’s not like Faux News has changed that much.

      • Adam King

        It was founded from the getgo by the proposition that all the other news outlets were “unfair and imbalanced.” So now he notices.

    • Adam King

      How deeply, deeply wimpy.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Jonathan Smith
  • GayOldLady

    Every person who’s involved in white nationalism should take the Ancestry DNA test and they’ll quickly see that there is no such thing as “white people”. The notion that “whites” are superior is a construct of weak “white” people who need to feel better than someone to feel good about themselves. We’re all just shades on a spectrum ranging from very light skin to very dark skin. People who think their “white” skin makes them superior are as stupid as their ideology.

    • PickyPeckersaurus

      In fact, most people who take those tests end up with a ‘ping’ from the sub-Saharan region. (pearl clutch)

      • GayOldLady

        These folks would have a stroke if they knew that their ancestry isn’t as lily white as they think. I’m Sicilian on one side and french/Italian/english and I’ve been told, Native
        American, on the other. I have an olive complexion. I don’t sunburn. When I spend an entire summers day
        outdoors I look as if I’ve been tanning for a month.

        • Robincho

          I always say, “Better MelaniN than MelaniA”…

          • GayOldLady

            🙂 True

        • Bad Tom

          I could use some of those “don’t sunburn” genes. I don’t get why people think they’re bad.

          • GayOldLady

            I love it. My oldest daughter is so jealous. She burns very easily.

        • jerry

          For summer vacations, I go north…like NYC or Provincetown. Absolutely couldn’t handle–as in sun poisoning and swelling up–doing sunny activities in the south that time of year. I did have a 3rd great grandmother who was native, but you’d never know it. Otherwise, it’s all British and German ancestors. Though if you go back a number of centuries, those countries were also quite a mix of peoples too.

          • I burn so easily too! However, I live in Arizona for the heat and the sunlight. I just don’t go out in the middle of the day long, and am a sun block rubbing maniac if I’m going to be outside much.

          • jerry

            Up until I was in 4th grade, my father (a teacher) ran a public pool during the summers. My brother and I would burn and peel all summer long…no such thing as sunblock then. The final straw was a week camping–I think summer after 7th grade year–on Cape Hatteras, where I got sun poisoning on my legs and tops of feet. I couldn’t wear shoes for 3 weeks after that. And ever since, if I don’t have on sunblock, even the slightest burn will cause swelling. If I wear sunblock, it will still slightly burn but no swelling…so I limit, even with SPF, my time in the sun.

          • Your summers sound like mine! Burn, peel, repeat. I finally stopped attending things that were outside during the middle of day in the summer, it just wasn’t worth the pain from sunburning. Sun poisoning is the worst!!

      • JCF

        Especially if their (known) ancestors have been in South for very long…

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      True enough. Whites, Blacks, Asians and Aboriginal races are all pretty much a mixed bag of DNA….with very rare exception. Some smaller tribes of Amazonian or African peoples may have relatively “pure” DNA, but even that’s changing in our ever expanding, racially intertwining world. Simply put, corny though it sounds, there truly is only one race, the human race.

    • BRAVA! When the 23 & me DNA testing company opened their doors, my hubby paid for the testing. Sadly his extremely racist father was dead, because I would have loved to rub to the fact that the testing showed they had black in their ancestry.

      • GayOldLady

        We’re all made up from many slices on the spectrum, from the lightest skin to the darkest skin. “white supremacy” is just a work of fiction to make insecure white people feel superior to someone or something. We’re all members of the human race and that’s what matters.

        • Superficial elements aside, we humans are a single race. But the racists will never believe this.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Have they tried booking the event at a trump hotel?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Beat me to it. Well done and a legit question.

    • Hank

      They cannot AFFORD, what he charges, most likely!!!

      • Tawreos

        I heard that groups like theirs gets the Trump special diskkkount.

    • PickyPeckersaurus

      Does one of them have a gilded swastica in the main ballroom?

  • Bluto

    jeez, it’s not there there are no drumpf hotel facilities. They may even give a 10% nazi discount.

  • Hank

    VDare is so bad that even the editor in chief for Breitbart privately called it “racist,”

    Pot & Kettle: YOU are BOTH Black!!! /s

  • greenmanTN

    So a group protesting immigrants and their violent, criminal ways was going to hold their hate hootenanny at The Conquistador?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Indeed, the amount of irony in this story
      is just too much.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Hotel denies ‘Immigration Patriots’ entrance. Who says irony is dead?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      A Hotel called The Conquistador no less.

  • Blake J Butler

    Yup. It was a full house.

    The good kind, not the one with smirking cameron’s evangelical sister reliving her relevancy days of when she had a career back in the 90’s.

  • Piernudo15

    Don’t know whether someone’s already posted this, but recording of congresswoman’s speech shows Kelly lied about her. I am stunned!

  • Tor

    Doesn’t one of them own a compound in northern Idaho they can use?

  • edrex

    i like my colonies not lost.

  • JCF

    “Immigration Patriots”: those POS racists are opposed to BOTH.

  • Jack

    And that tweet in the pic is about MY Congressman. Pence was in town this week for a fundraiser. I think to raise funds to pay Collins’s bail.

  • JaniceInToronto

    The Greatest Country in the World with the Smartest, Best Looking Godly people.

    These guys are proof ‘Merika is in a tailspin.

    Condolences eh?

  • acde

    The new visual definition of the phrase “addle brained” or stupid
    Too funny. I did laugh