John Kerry, US Secretary of State, in name only, doesn’t even qualify as negotiator for Hamas. What an incredible incompetent. When you’ve lost Haaretz (the Israeli equivalent of the NYTimes) …
Storm clouds building rapidly over EU heading toward Russia. Outrage at boiling point, not just at the shooting down of MH17, but the grossly disrespectful treatment of the bodies, the looting of the personal effects, the purging of the “crime scene” and the armed refusal to allow international inspectors unfettered access to the ‘crime scene.’ Ukraine has built an unusually detailed and typically confidential (at this point) case against Russia.
EU ministers meeting tonight, moved up from tomorrow.
Video at end of link is of Obama’s speech this morning. Glaringly missing is what is the, “or else?”
‘Obama’s ‘Faith-based organizations:‘ worse than ACORN, both in mission and cost to taxpayers – ___. “[N]one of them are religion based organizations. None of them have churches. None of them have congregations or parishioners’. Their leaders/CEOs are not ordained, don’t preach and have serious 6-figure salaries, all on taxpayer dimes (truckloads of them.) I grant that what they do may be both legal and needed, due to Obama’s illegal and immoral immigration policy, but their fees, outrageous budgets and no-bid awards are right out of the mafia playbook.
Web evidence points to pro-Russia rebels in downing of Malaysian MH17. Claim initially made was scrubbed and then denied by Rebels. Russia denies everything, including the equipment that has come over the border in recent weeks, such as the mobile missile launcher, tanks, armored personnel carriers, etc. Russia’s propaganda is as Goebbelesque as it was during the Cold War.
Netanyahu’s line du jour. On Fox News Sunday, this morning, he repeated a line he had used at his News Conference Friday: “The difference between us is simple. We develop defensive systems against missiles in order to protect our civilians and they use their civilians to protect their missiles.”
Th UN and friends of Hamas, including the Obama Administration, which keeps funding them, want a Cease Fire, which is what Hamas wants so they can staunch their bleeding and rebuild their stockpile of missiles to kill more Jews.
UPDATE. What real support for Israel looks like: Canada, Oh Canada! Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today:
The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.
Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions. Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Dear “Leader” Obama to join PM Harper.
Megyn Kelly, of Fox News The Kelly File was apparently the only reporter who called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on her blatant misrepresentations of the SCOTUS decision on Hobby Lobby. That was Thursday. On tonight’s show, Megyn really rips new ones in Pelosi, calls her office with the charge and is told the Minority Speaker “misspoke.” Like hell! Pelosi went on and on, one lie after another. Not to be outdone, Sen. Dick Durban, D-IL in a close competition for the dumbest Democrat in the Senate(neck and neck with Pelosi,) gets as many facts correct as Pelosi, none. As Ed Whelan in Bench Memos puts it, “Senator Durbin is either a fool or a demagogue (or both). The constitutional right set forth in Griswold is a right against governmental interference, not a right to force a private employer to pay for your contraception. That explains why neither the Obama administration in its Hobby Lobby brief nor even Justice Ginsburg in her histrionic dissent even mentions Griswold.”
If I seem to be picking on these two Democrat Senators, perhaps I am, because it’s hard to find any Democrat who speaks the truth about the decision. It’s one thing to disagree with a decision, but it’s something else to make up new “facts.” Is it possible that they all have secret advance degrees from the Joseph Gooebbels Institute of Propaganda?
Back on Megyn Kelly for a final point. She mentions and shows clips going back to Obama’s sale of Obamacare base on dozens of the lie, “You can keep your Plan…/doctor…,” NSA lies about spying on average Americans, Benghazi et al to make the public distrust the entire regime by almost 75%.
As Hamas unleashes an onslaught of rockets on multiple Israeli cities, forcing most Israelis into bomb shelters and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to mobilize 40,000 regulars for a land incursion in addition to numerous airstrikes on Gaza and calling up 40,000 Reservists to stand by for subsequent use in the West Bank; the White house goes all-in for Hamas and the attacking Palestinians in a major speech. As usual, Obama’s empty rhetoric about ‘Best Friend Israel’ falls quickly under “the bus” to deeds (no official of the White House” asserts policy without a note from father Obama.)
UPDATE: check this Opinion piece from the WSJ, titled The Next Gaza War.
John Hinderaker, of powerlineblog.com, lauds Sen. Jeff Session on his continued and so truthful stance on immigration. Today, John points to Sen. Session’s OpEd in USA Today, which he says is “so cogent, it must be stated in full.” I totally agree.
The crisis on our border is the direct and predictable result of President Obama’s sustained effort to undermine America’s immigration laws. As the president’s previous director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Sandweg recently acknowledged: “if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” Enforcement has collapsed.
Most egregiously, the president has announced his intention to yet again bypass Congress in order to expand his far-reaching non-enforcement directives. His unlawful actions guarantee that the $3.7 billion will be only the beginning, and that the deluge of illegal immigration — and the huge costs — will only grow.
And growing with it will be the crisis for the American worker. This flood of illegality adds to an already massive flow of low-wage labor into the US. Between 2000 and 2013 the federal government issued 26 million visas to foreign workers and new permanent immigrants — corresponding with falling wages, soaring joblessness, and rising poverty in our struggling communities.
When did we forget that a nation owes its first allegiance to her own citizens?
John closes with, “I think that happened in November 2008. I can’t explain why the error was repeated in 2012.”
In the world of Climatistas, loyalty is everything. No matter “If you can’t explain the ‘pause’, you can’t explain the cause…” A 23-year loyalist/sycophant was just fired for questioning that the world was headed for catastrophe. “But more important from a moral point of view, he wrote that limiting fossil fuels would make it harder for Africa to escape poverty.” In other words, if a member of the cult doesn’t carry and rub the AGW beads and proclaim, continuously and verbatim, the AGW talking points, they’re effectively infidels to the cause, no different than deniers. It’s no different than Boehner or McConnell trying to talk to Obama: ‘it’s my way or the highway.’
On this date, in 1776, our Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. While a national holiday and, with good reason, it is under constant and, at times, vicious attack by the Left, many of whom consider it an obsolete and irrelevant document. Just yesterday, the 3 female Justices on the SCOTUS, Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan, raised a ruckus over the very narrow “mandate” (not even a “decision”) basically arguing that womens’ “rights” trumped religious “rights.” I’m no Constitutional lawyer but anyone who can read can see the explicit religious right in the First Amendment, while there is no mention of womens’ “rights” anywhere in the Constitution or it’s Amendments.
This small example is one of many of the chips and gashes of our freedom by the Obama Regime. It’s total disregard of the law, whether the Constitution (Recess appointments, overturned by SCOTUS a week or so ago) or it’s abject disregard for multiple provisions of Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, 19 or so unilateral (by Executive Order) changes to key provisions; and virtually all provisions of existing Immigration law, are certainly qualifiers for Impeachment.
If and when the GOP recaptures the Senate in November, perhaps, then, the tide can be turned, even if only slowed to glacial speed. What is obviously need is a major housecleaning, the White House, liberal House and Senate members and a defunding of destructive agencies, such as IRS, EPA, EOC, if not elimination of most of their assumed missions, by tight legislation. This goal must await the 2016 election.