Poll: Majority of Americans Say Illegal Minors Should Not Be Treated As Refugees, No Moral Obligation To Offer Asylum…

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 Part Of Group Demanding Connecticut Divest From Israel, “State Should Not Profit From Racist And Oppression”…

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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.”

Delaware School District Plans New Classrooms For Illegal Immigrant Minors Who Do Not Read Or Write In English…

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.

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Top Israeli Official To Obama: “Leave Us Alone”…

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

He won’t.

WASHINGTON (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.”

Obama spoke with Netanyahu Sunday about the rising number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the worsening humanitarian crisis.

Guatemala’s President: $2 Billion From America Ought To Help Border Crisis…

Otto Perez Molina, Barack Obama

I call it extortion.

Via Watchdog

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says $2 billion in federal aid and other U.S. investment in Central America could help end the flood of migrants across the U.S. southern border.

But it’s a fool’s game, says the leader of a charity serving immigrants from Honduras.

“I think giving money to these governments is a serious mistake,” said Francisco Portillo, president of the Honduran Francisco Morazan Integrated Organization in Miami

“Corruption in our country (Honduras) is huge, no limits. And the money they are talking about is coming from our taxes,” he said.

Giving money to Central American governments in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is basically the same as throwing it away, he said.

Instead, Portillo said, President Obama and the U.S. Congress should “ensure it is spent on helping these children who are returned to their countries.”

Guatemala’s Molina said to “attack the root of the problem,” the U.S. needs ” to think about making investments in countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.”

Since 2008, according to a Washington Post report, the U.S. has sent about $528 million to the three countries for security and law enforcement. The U.S. Agency for International Development in 2012 spend $148.4 million among the three countries for education, economic development, democracy, environment, heath and more.

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New Emails Show Lois Lerner Called Conservatives “Assholes,” “Crazies That Will Take Us Down”…

The feeling is mutual, Lois.

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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.”

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Subhuman Piece Of Garbage Jesse Ventura: Don’t Feel Sorry For Chris Kyle’s Widow, I’m The Real Victim…

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.”

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Poll: Just 27% Of Americans Have A Favorable View Of Muslims…

For blatantly obvious reasons.

(Reuters) – How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, down from 35 percent in 2010, according to the Zogby poll, commissioned by the non-profit Arab American Institute. Favorable attitudes toward Arabs dropped to 32 percent from 43 percent in 2010.

The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents believe an American Muslim’s religion would influence his or her decision making in an important government job. The same percentage believe it is justified for law enforcement to profile Arab Americans or American Muslims.

83,000 Alabamians’ Insurance At Risk From Court Ruling? Not When You Factor Deadbeats

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Appears Blue Cross has a monopoly in Alabama.

Via AL Com

AL.com reported last week that a court ruling could jeopardize health insurance for more than 83.000 Alabamians who signed up for government-subsidized policies under Obamacare.

But that likely overstates the true number.

Why? Because not everyone who bought a policy has actually paid.

First, some background. The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled on July 22 that the subsides under the law – formally called the Affordable Care Act – were illegal on the federal exchange because the statute authorized them only on state-run exchanges.

Since Alabama is one of 36 states that chose not to set up an exchange, that would mean that everyone with a subsidized health plan would lose the assistance if the court ruling survives further appeals. In Alabama, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s most recent data, that number is 83,190.

But that figure reflects only people who completed a purchase on the federal exchange and qualified for a subsidy. In order to keep insurance, customers must pay the premium every month.

Kaiser officials said they do not have statistics on the number of customers who have paid their premiums. But Koko Mackin, a spokeswoman for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, said 76 percent of its customers who selected a plan on the exchange have continued to pay their premiums. The company normally requires premiums to be paid the first of each month, but Mackin said customers who bought through the exchange are given additional time.

Blue Cross, by far, is the state’s dominant insurance carrier; it was the only choice on the federal exchange in all but a handful of counties.

So if the 76 percent figure is representative of all paying customers on the exchange, that would mean the number of Alabamians who could lose insurance if the subsidies go away is more like 63,224.

Obama Aghast: Some People Think I’m A Terrible President…

Don’t worry, Barack, I’m sure it’s just a handful of people who feel that way.

HT: Twitchy

Israeli Knesset Member: Obama Talked To Netanyahu Like He Was The “Leader Of The Taliban”…

Obama’s a pompous jerk? – Who knew?

Via Truth Revolt

Beyond Parody: MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Worried About Lack Of “Racial Diversity” In Emojis…

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Via Newsbusters:

On a truly idiotic segment of the July 29 edition of Ronan Farrow Daily, the host of the Lean Forward network’s “next-generation news show” discussed the current state of emojis with linguist John McWhorter, CNet’s Maggie Reardon, and journalist Dave Cullen. Farrow commented how the popular emoticons are “becoming more and more the fabric of the kind of communication you see,” and truly out-liberaled himself with his question to McWhorter, who happens to be black.

After wondering whether emojis, which originated in Japan, could alter “tech-driven communication across international lines,” Farrow asked McWhorter, “do you think there’s a limitation we’re suffering from in terms of the racial diversity of these emojis?”

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Hamas Sermon From The Gaza Strip: Our Doctrine Entails Exterminating The Jews…

If Hamas had the weapons they wouldn’t think twice about massacring every Jew in Israel.

Small-Business Owners Tell Emanuel They Back Minimum-Wage Hike

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The business owners can take the initiative and raise the wages instead of waiting for nanny government.

Via Chicago Sun Times

Progressive small-business owners in Chicago voiced their support Monday for raising the minimum wage, but most said the move would still cost them.

They agreed that neither they nor their employees can live on minimum wage, especially if they live in Chicago, and that it’s essential to have “happy” employees. Satisfied employees are productive, more loyal, stay on the job longer and have no need to report to work exhausted because they’re working second and third jobs to pay the bills, said the seven small-business owners who spoke Monday at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s invitation during a roundtable at Dimo’s Pizza in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

Emanuel set the stage to rally support for his proposed ordinance, to be introduced to City Council on Wednesday, to boost the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018. The minimum wage currently is $7.25 an hour at the federal level and $8.25 in Illinois.

Emanuel’s proposed ordinance also calls for a $1 increase over two years in the minimum wage governing tips — from the current state minimum of $4.95 — and for the local minimum wage to retain existing state exemptions for workers under 18 and individuals undergoing training, among others.

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Pic: Obamabot Flips Out After Meeting Dear Leader, “He’s So Handsome, Oh My God!”…

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Instant classic.

Via pool report:

A woman with blonde hair and glasses rose to shake his hand from another table.

“He’s so handsome, oh my God!” she exclaimed.

“I’m paying for her food,” he said after hugging her.

“You’re so handsome,” she continued. “The First Lady is so lucky.”

She became choked up as she shook his hand a final time…

AP Poll: Nearly 7-In-10 Americans Disapprove Of Obama On Illegal Immigration…

Why is everyone being so mean to Barry?

Via Breitbart:

Nearly 70% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of illegal immigration, and a plurality oppose any emergency funding to address the border crisis, according to a new national poll.

The Associated Press-GfK poll found that 68% disapprove of Obama on illegal immigration while only 31% approve. When asked if they “favor, oppose or neither favor nor oppose emergency spending by the federal government to improve living conditions for children currently being detained for crossing the border illegally and to allow deportation hearings for those children to proceed more quickly,” 38% of respondents opposed while 32% favored authorizing emergency funds.

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Obama Regime Won’t Say Where Illegals Are Being Sent…

Why no, we don’t have a right to know.

Via Washington Times:

The Obama administration is concealing key details about its response to the surge of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, including where the unaccompanied minors are being sheltered and the circumstances under which some are set free inside the U.S.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the lack of information has handicapped their push to pass legislation to gain a handle on the surge — a debate taking place this week in both chambers.

“We’re getting almost no information, and there is all kinds of conflicting information,” said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who for months has been hounding the administration for answers about where unaccompanied minors, who crossed the border without their parents, are detained and released.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which is bound by law to house and care for unaccompanied children and teens from Central America, rebuffed repeated inquires from The Washington Times about the location of shelters where many of the children are detained.

“We do not identify the approximately 100 regular/permanent Unaccompanied Alien Children program shelters for the safety and security of minors and staff at the facilities,” Kenneth Wolfe, deputy director of communication for HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, said in an email.

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Southern Accent Reduction’ Class Cancelled At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge

The request had to come from a transplanted Yankee

Via Knoxville News Sentinel

It’s OK to talk Southern and work at a national lab — after all.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has cancelled plans for a “Southern Accent Reduction” class because of objections from lab staff members, some of whom said they were offended by the training opportunity.

ORNL’s human resources department early last week distributed a registration notice for the six-week course to be taught by Lisa Scott, “a nationally certified speech pathologist and accent reduction trainer.”

Here was the pitch to get employees to sign up for the speech rehab program: “Feel confident in a meeting when you need to speak with a more neutral American accent, and be remembered for what you say and not how you say it.”

The notice said the class would cover “some of the most common pronunciation and grammatical differences between Southern dialects and standard American English.”

It added: “In this course you will learn to recognize the pronunciation and grammar differences that make your speech sound Southern, and learn what to do so you can neutralize it through a technique called code-switching.”

Carolyn Ward of ORNL’s Learning and Development Services said the lab simply offered the class in response to an employee request. “We try to provide whatever requests we have,” she said.

ORNL spokesman David Keim said managers quickly cancelled the class after staff members complained.

“Given the way that it came across, they decided to cancel it,” Keim said. “It probably wasn’t presented in the right way and made it look like ORNL had some problem with having a Southern accent, which of course we don’t. That was not the intent at all.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has one of the region’s most diverse work populations, with employees from all parts of the United States and many different countries of origin, as well as visiting scientists from around the globe.

“We’ve offered accent reduction training to foreign nationals for years,” Keim said. “But this one obviously surprised some folks.”

HT Chattanooga Times Free Press

Islamist Fighters Led By Ansar Al-Sharia Overrun Libyan Special Forces Base In Benghazi After Fierce Fighting…

Hey, look, another crisis for Obama to ignore.

(Reuters) – Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

A special forces officer said they had to abandon their main camp in the southeast of Benghazi after coming under sustained attack from a coalition of Islamist fighters and former rebel militias in the city.

“We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi told Reuters.

A separate special forces spokesman confirmed the militants had taken over the camp after the troops pulled out. Part of the area is Camp 36 in the Bu Attni district and the special forces school.

Intense fighting in Benghazi, Libya’s second city, and battles between rival militias in the capital Tripoli have pushed the nation deeper into chaos after two weeks of the fiercest violence since the civil war which ousted Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Benghazi has been at the centre of fighting between special forces and ex-rebel fighters of the Benghazi Shura Council who have joined up with the Ansar al Sharia, a militant Islamist group, residents said.

Last Crew Member Of Enola Gay Dies In Georgia

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Via Stars and Stripes

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia.

Theodore VanKirk, also known as “Dutch,” died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93.

VanKirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft that dropped “Little Boy” – the world’s first atomic bomb – over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. A second atomic bomb dropped by another plane killed 80,000 in Nagasaki three days later. VanKirk was 24 years old at the time.

Tom VanKirk said he and his siblings are very fortunate to have had such a wonderful father who remained active until the end of his life.

“I know he was recognized as a war hero, but we just knew him as a great father,” he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.

In a 2005 interview with the AP, VanKirk said his World War II experience showed that wars and atomic bombs don’t settle anything, and he’d like to see the weapons abolished.

A funeral service was scheduled for VanKirk on Aug. 5 in his hometown of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. He will be buried in Northumberland next to his wife, who died in 1975. The burial will be private.