…and we’re all back in the fifth grade.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have said he has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama, but his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dared him Wednesday to go one better and declare that impeachment is “off the table” — which is what she did when George W. Bush was president.
“When I became Speaker and people clamored for the impeachment of the president, I said what I advise the speaker to say right now: Impeachment is off the table,” Pelosi said in a House floor speech as members debated suing Obama. “This isn’t about impeachment. That simple sentence will be a clear one. ‘Impeachment is off the table.’”
Pelosi noted that there are Republicans in Boehner’s caucus who think impeachment is on the table. She suggested that Boehner, in spite of his denial on Tuesday, is also leaving the possibility open to satisfy the more extreme elements in his party, and pushing a lawsuit against the president just before the August recess to keep them satisfied.
And if Boehner really believes there will be no impeachment, she emphasized, he should do what she did when she disappointed liberals who wanted to impeach Bush for misleading America into the Iraq war.
More childish taunts from the Campaigner-in-Chief.
KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) – President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans for confounding his agenda to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to “stop just hatin’ all the time.”
Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to vote on Wednesday to sue Obama on grounds that he overstepped his authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law commonly called Obamacare.
“Stop being mad all the time. Stop. Stop. Stop just hatin’ all the time,” he said of Republicans, drawing loud cheers from a raucous crowd of about 1,500 in an ornate theater in Kansas City.
“They’re not happy that I’m president, but that’s OK. Come on!” he said, gesturing as if to welcome lawmakers to a table.
“I’ve only got a couple of years left, come on, let’s get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president,” he said, chuckling.
Then again, I remember the time I saw a Catholic man beaten to death for eating meat on a Friday during Lent… wait, that never happened.
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) – At least one person was killed and over a hundred were injured Tuesday in clashes at Eid prayers over not fasting during Ramadan in Bangladesh.
The clashes occurred in five upazilas (sub-districts) of Habiganj district in the Sylhet division, bdnews24.com reported.
A man identified as Shamim, 50, was beaten to death in Begunai, a village in Lakhai upazila, when followers of the Union Parisad’s former chairman Morshed Kamal Moshahid and a former member clashed because someone who did not keep fast came to attend Eid prayers.
“We later recovered the body,” said Mozammel Haque, Habiganj assistant superintendant of police.
More sporadic clashes were reported in Lakhai, Bahubal, Ajmiriganj, Shayestaganj and Sadar upazilas over “not fasting in Ramadan” or “delay in Eid prayers”.
Over a hundred people were admitted to various hospitals in Habiganj.
I’m sure Obama’s pro-Palestinian bias isn’t helping him.
Via The Hill:
A majority disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a new poll.
A Washington Post-ABC News released Wednesday finds 39 percent approve of his handling of the issue, with 52 percent disapproving.
The president is also underwater overall on international affairs, with 46 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.
The poll attributed the comparatively lower marks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Democrats and younger people aged 18 to 39.
Hezbollah is too busy fighting Sunni jihadists in Syria (on behalf of their Iranian overlords) to mount an effective campaign.
Via Times of Israel:
As Operation Protection Edge continues into its fourth week, Hamas has asked Hezbollah to join the fight against Israel.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, the Cairo-based deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti, “We hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation [Israel],” The Daily Star reported.
“There’s no arguing that Lebanese resistance could mean a lot,” he declared.
Since the outset of Operation Protective on July 8, several rockets have been fired upon northern Israel from Lebanon, though Palestinian groups, not Hezbollah, have been suspected in those cases.
On Wednesday morning, an IDF patrol was fired upon in the northern Galilee.
Damn you nativists! (shakes fist in air).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.
The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.
And more than half, 52 percent, say children who say they are fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees, while 46 percent say they should.
HT: Hot Air
CAIR floating this as a slogan for the campaign: “Just say no to Jooos”
(HARTFORD, CT, 7/30/14) – The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) announced today that it is joining a growing coalition in calling on state officials to sever financial ties with Israel and stop investing in Israel companies and bonds because of it killing of civilians in Gaza.
According to the state treasury department the state of Connecticut has millions of dollars of investments in Israel, including $4 million bonds (as of 2011.)
Stanley Heller, Executive Director of the Middle East Crisis Committee said, “The carnage in Gaza continues. Yet, another school was shelled by Israel today with another 15 dead. The treasury of the state of Connecticut is tied in with the Israeli government, with millions in investments in Israel. The investments make money in part because Israel operates on land taken from Palestinians and because it can easily exploit Palestinian and foreign labor. The state of Connecticut should not profit from racist oppression and should sell off these investments.”
Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of CAIR-CT said, “As the body counts keep climbing and the destruction of Gaza continues, we call on our state leaders to stand on the side of humanity and suspend its financial ties to a state that illegally confiscates land from Palestinians, discriminates against its citizens on the basis of ethnicity and wages a war against innocent and unarmed civilians.”
Here’s a crazy idea: Wouldn’t those taxpayer dollars be better spent on American citizens?
Via Delmarva Public Radio:
Members of the Indian River School Board expressed frustration at yesterday’s meeting with Governor Jack Markell over the impact of the state taking in over a hundred unaccompanied undocumented children.
The federal government has place 117 of them with families in Delaware.
Superintendent Susan Bunting told the board that the children will attend schools in the district promising to work with them.
And more than 70-additonal non-English speaking student arrived at Central High in the last school year.
The district wants to add two more classrooms at the G. W. Carver Center this year for students who do not read or write in English.
The feeling is mutual, Lois.
It’s getting harder and harder for the Obama regime to call this a “phony scandal” with a straight face.
Via The Blaze:
New emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee indicate that former IRS employee Lois Lerner has a strong dislike of conservatives, and at one point called them “assholes” in an email exchange.
The committee released an email Lerner received in November 2012 complaining about the “whacko wing of the GOP.” The person wrote Lerner that there are “too many foreigners sucking the teat,” and that the “right wing radio shows are scary to listen to.”
Lerner replied, “Great. Maybe we are through if there are that many assholes.”
The other person then wrote, “And I’m talking about the hosts of the shows. The callers are rabid.”
Lerner replied, “So we don’t need to worry about alien terrorists. It’s our own crazies that will take us down.”
I can’t think of anything to say that doesn’t involve a string of curse words to describe Ventura.
Via Noah Rothman:
… In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on Wednesday, Ventura engaged in an amateurish attempt to manipulate your emotions by simply insisting rather forcefully that you should not feel sorry for the women who lost her husband to an assassin’s bullet who now has to pay millions to a professional self-promoter with a tenuous grasp on reality. Instead, Ventura insisted that he is the victim here.
“I’m already damaged,” Ventura said when asked if he had hurt his reputation by seeking restitution even after Kyle’s death. “I can’t go to a SEAL reunion anymore. That was the one place where I always felt safe. I can’t go there anymore without looking over my shoulder now wondering who is going to come after me next.”