Daily Archives: August 3, 2014

Bibi to Barack: Don’t second guess me again

Bibi and Barack no love lost

Mike Miller writes at IJ Review:

Barack Obama and his administration have been at the forefront of calling for cease-fire after cease-fire from the outset. In every instance, those cease-fires have been violated by Hamas. While Obama said what he had to say Friday, it was almost as if he were shocked by the terrorist group’s latest violation.

The question is, why was he surprised? Hamas is a terrorist organization. It is designated as such by the U.S. State Department.

Terrorists don’t have a very good track record of honoring cease-fires or peace agreements. Instead, they exploit the other side in an effort to regroup. In the case of Hamas, it rearms, digs more tunnels and plots its next move – all aimed at the eventual destruction of Israel.

The reality is, Mr. President, until and unless the IDF – Israeli Defense Force – destroys Hamas rocket stockpiles, tunnels and other infrastructure, you can try to force all the cease-fires on Israel you want; Hamas will violate them every time.

Source:
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/163844-netanyahu-obama-latest-hamas-cease-fire-violation-never-second-guess/

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What happened to the “Happy Birthday” thing?

Friday, August 1, 2014: President Obama deigned to answer a few questions from the press.  Poor baby … nobody asked him how he would be spending his birthday! 

You gotta wonder if that’s the real reason he showed up in the press room in the first place.  He usually doesn’t go anywhere near the place.  Finally … after much nudging … ONE reporter wished him a happy birthday. Phew.

What happened to the “Happy Birthday” thing? 

I could be wrong, Mr. President, but just maybe everybody is sick and tired of the “Look At Me Lie Presidency.”

Barack's birth certificate cake

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Jon Voigt defends Israel

2014_08 02 Jon Voigt on Israel

The following is a guest column by actor Jon Voigt that was published August 2, 2014, in The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-voight-pens-letter-ignorant-723007

My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused.

They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offered by the UN a portion of the land originally set aside for them in 1921, and the Arab Palestinians were offered the other half. The Arabs rejected the offer, and the Jews accepted, only to be attacked by five surrounding Arab countries committed to driving them into the sea. But the Israelis won. The Arabs tried it again in 1967, and again in 1973, launching a sneak attack on the holiest Jewish holiday. Each time the Jews prevailed but not without great loss of life. And when Israel was not fighting a major war, it was defending itself against terrorist campaigns.

And yet Israel has always labored for a peaceful relation with its Arab neighbors. It voluntarily returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in return for peace, and gave the Palestinians all of Gaza as a peace gesture. What was the response? The Palestinians elected Hamas, a terrorist organization, and they immediately began firing thousands of rockets into Israel.

After years of trying to make peace, the wars they had to fight, being attacked by their enemies, and still being attacked, and finally after years of running into bomb shelters and having hundreds of civilians killed by suicide bombers, civilians being killed in their sleep, stabbed to pieces, finding enough is enough and finally retaliating, instead of my peers sticking up for the only democratic country in that region, they go and take out poison letters against them.

You have forgotten how this war started. Did Hamas not kidnap and kill three young teenagers for the sake of killing, and celebrated after the killing? What a travesty of justice.

I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?

You have been able to become famous and have all your monetary gains because you are in a democratic country: America. Do you think you would have been able to accomplish this in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, et cetera? You had a great responsibility to use your celebrity for good. Instead, you have defamed the only democratic country of goodwill in the Middle East: Israel.

You should hang your heads in shame. You should all come forth with deep regrets for what you did, and ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.

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“You’re nothing. You’re navel lint.” – UPDATE

2014_08 01 Butthurt Pelosi goes stompy foot

Friday, August 1, 2014: Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) spoke in support of the border bill and criticized Democrat attacks on GOP efforts:

“Under the leadership of the former speaker … when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed, they didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now.”

While Marino still had the floor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got up and TWICE crossed the chamber to chastise and shake her finger at Marino.

You can see her at :53 at the bottom right, after which Marino addresses her about doing the research. She apparently returned to her own side for about 20 seconds, because you can see her again at 1:25-1:30 coming all the way across from the Democrat to the GOP side, wagging her finger at Marino.

Interestingly, the Chair reprimanded Marino for addressing her directly, but had nothing to say to Pelosi for stalking across the room and interrupting his time on the floor!

Kinda makes one wonder what the Dems have got on THAT whipped, yellow-bellied RINO.

FULL VIDEO – Nancy Pelosi Charges At GOP Rep. Tom Marino on House Floor [1:30]

A spokesperson for Pelosi said that the minority leader has accepted Marino’s apology.

Marino says he has not apologized. (And why should he? He was only speaking the plain truth.)

In a series of tweets, Marino said,

“Rep. Pelosi called me an ‘insignificant person’ on the Floor of the House. I’ll ponder that for a while driving to Williamsport tonight. Of course I’ll be driving myself, with no staff or security. And I’m just a country lawyer who worked in a bakery until he was 30 so maybe I am not significant enough to question the former Speaker. But why then did she get so bothered by my comments?”

This reminds me of a scene in the Kevin Kline movie, Dave, where Frank Langella’s character says, “You’re navel lint.”

If you haven’t seen the movie, do. It’s a good one!

Quick backstory: Kevin Kline plays Dave, a presidential look-alike and actor. When the real president has a stroke, Langella and his cohorts rope him into pretending to be the real president so they can run the country themselves. The First Lady figures it out and cooks up a plan to bring down the Langella crowd without causing a national crisis and get Dave safely out of the White House and back to his real life.

UPDATE: Marino on Fox discussing the incident

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