Poll: Majority Of Americans Wouldn’t Want Obama To Campaign For Them If They Were Running For Office…

Barry’s ego hardest hit.

Via The Hill:

Nearly six in 10 voters said they would not want President Obama to campaign with them if they were running for office in the midterm elections, according to a new poll.

The Fox News poll released Monday night found 57 percent would not want Obama to campaign with them, while 41 percent said they would. Another 2 percent were undecided.

The number of people who would not want Obama on the campaign trail shot up 7 points since the last midterm election in 2010, as the president’s current approval rating stands at 42 percent.

Hamas Executes 20 Palestinians Who Attended Anti-War Protest For Being “Israeli Collaborators”…

But… but… but.. Israel is so evil!

Via Times of Israel:

Channel 10 reports that 20 Palestinians who participated in an anti-war protest in the Gaza Strip were rounded up by Hamas and summarily executed as alleged Israeli collaborators yesterday.

Reports yesterday indicated that 30 suspected collaborators have been executed by Hamas thus far, but it isn’t clear whether that figure included the 20 anti-war protesters.

Jihadists Bomb Catholic Church In Nigeria, 5 Killed…

If Christians bomb a mosque the world goes ballistic, Muslims bomb a church and nobody cares.

Via Sky News:

At least five people have been killed and eight injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s north.

The attack came shortly after the end of mass, police spokesman Frank Mba said on Sunday.

‘We suspect an IED (improvised explosive device) that was thrown from across the road’ at the Saint Charles Catholic church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district, which has suffered previous attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

‘We heard the explosion at around 2.15pm and moments later a police anti-bomb truck sped past in the direction of the scene,’ said local worker Idowu Kazim.

Dem Rep. Joaquín Castro Fear Mongers: Rick Perry Wants To Turn Texas Border Into A “Police State”…

Settle down, Joaquín.

Via Business Insider:

The ongoing war-of-words between Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) and Republican Gov. Rick Perry escalated on Monday when Castro fired off a letter warning Perry against creating a “police state” along the border.

In July, Perry announced he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to help combat the flow of trafficking amid a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Perry said the troops are needed because of federal inaction, but Castro expressed significant concerns about their presence.

“Rio Grande Valley leaders agree that the $12 million per month of taxpayer money you plan to spend (with no defined metrics to measure success) would be better invested in supporting local police and sheriff departments in those communities. Furthermore, any attempt to give domestic police power to soldiers is ill-advised. The people of South Texas do not want to and should not have to live in a police state,” Castro wrote.

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The Always Annoying Geraldo Rivera Outraged People Call Illegal Immigrants “Illegals”…

Why Fox employs this idiot is beyond me.

Via Newsbusters:

Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”

Emails Show IRS And State Department Worked Together To Target Pro-Israel Groups…

Phony scandal alert.

Via WSJ:

The IRS has stuck by its story that tax-exempt applications by conservatives got slow-rolled because of bureaucratic bungling not because the groups opposed President Obama’s policies. Now the slow drip of email evidence to congressional investigators is casting further doubt on that tale.

In 2009 the Pennsylvania group Z Street applied for tax-exempt status for its mission of educating people about Israel-related issues. In 2010 an IRS agent told Z Street that its application was delayed because the tax agency’s Washington, D.C. office was giving special scrutiny to groups whose missions might conflict with Administration policies. The IRS’s “Be On the Lookout” list that November also included red flags for groups referring to “disputed territories.”

Z Street sued in August 2010 for viewpoint discrimination and its case is headed for discovery in federal court. Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring in 2009 about pro-Israel groups like Z Street and considering arguments to deny their tax-exempt applications.

In an April 16, 2009 email, Treasury attache to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Katherine Bauer sent IRS and Treasury colleagues a 1997 JTA News article sent to her by State Department foreign service officer Breeann McCusker. The subject was whether 501(c) groups buying land in Israel’s disputed territories were engaged in “possible violations of U.S. tax laws.” The article chronicles the controversy and whether “ideological activity” can “legally be financed with the help of U.S. [tax] dollars.”

“Thought you might find the below article of interest—looks like we’ve been down this road before,” Ms. Bauer wrote. “Although I believe you’ve said you can’t speak to on-going investigations, I thought it was worth flagging the 1997 investigation mentioned below for you if it can be of any use internally when looking for precedence [sic] for the current cases.” A Treasury spokesman declined comment on Ms. Bauer’s behalf.

The “current cases” would have been applications like Z Street’s in which Israel-related activity was apparently being scrutinized for its ideological and policy content. The government says Z Street got special scrutiny because it was focused in a region with a higher risk of terrorism, which is hard to believe and in any case doesn’t explain all of the IRS’s behavior.

It doesn’t cover, for instance, why one questionnaire we’ve seen from the IRS to another Jewish group applying for tax-exempt status asked, “Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?” and “Describe your organization’s religious belief system toward the land of Israel.” No matter the answers, they should not affect the processing of an application for 501(c) status. The State-IRS emails reveal a political motivation for IRS scrutiny that gives Z Street powerful evidence for its suit charging IRS bias.

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Imperial President Issuing Another Round Of Executive Orders To Save America From “Climate Change”…

Via The Hill:

Keeping with his year of action, President Obama on Tuesday will announce more initiatives his administration will implement to tackle climate change.

As the Environmental Protection Agency launches the second-phase of its extensive outreach on Obama’s signature climate rule Tuesday, the White House will unveil new partnerships with companies like Microsoft and IBM, which have committed to help build tools for agricultural communities to respond to climate changes, according to White House adviser John Podesta.

The administration will also announce a series of executive actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to modernize the nation’s natural gas transmissions, and distributions systems that will help reduce methane emissions.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report Tuesday, which details the economic costs of inaction on climate change. The report, which estimates that if the global temperature increases to 3 degrees celsius, it would cost the U.S. $150 billion per year, is a shift in messaging by the administration on the climate change front.

No Joke: Obama Sends Putin A Sternly Worded Letter After Russia Violates Landmark Arms Control Treaty…

Take that, Russia!

WASHINGTON — The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.

It is the most serious allegation of an arms control treaty violation that the Obama administration has leveled against Russia and adds another dispute to a relationship already burdened by tensions over the Kremlin’s support for separatists in Ukraine and its decision to grant asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.


AP Flushes Pro-Hamas Propaganda Article Claiming U.S. Lawmakers “Falling Over One Another To Show Their Support For Israel”…

Original AP article:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.

Now reads:

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.

Many even have criticized the administration’s effort to stop violence that has killed more than 1,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 40 Israeli soldiers and three civilians this month.

Via Twitchy

Black Leaders Outraged After Fresno School Hires White Teacher For “Cultural Studies” Classes…

Isn’t it racist to discriminate against someone because of the color of their skin?

Via Fresno Bee:

With just weeks before the new Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School opens in southwest Fresno, community and church leaders are calling on Fresno Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white teacher to instruct African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies there.

At an early morning news conference Monday, a small group of concerned citizens led by Rev. Karen Crozier met in front of the school on Church Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

People at the gathering said the new school, which is the first southwest Fresno middle school in decades, needs teachers who reflect the ethnic and racial background of its students.

Crozier and others were dismayed to learn the person hired to teach the school’s three cultural studies classes is white. District officials initially considered hiring a teacher of color, she said, but ultimately hired Peter Beck, a former teacher at Hoover High School.

“We’re just saying what the community wants. We didn’t fight for a white male or female teacher to educate our babies,” Crozier said. “We still are at these racial fault lines, and we want someone who will be able to think critically about those racial fault lines and how do we help heal, to restore the problems that have existed.”

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CNN Lib Marc Lamont Hill Thrashed So Hard By Pro-Israel Alan Dershowitz He . . . Starts Crying?…


HT: pasco via Sooper

NY Dem Blasts Obama Regime: “Out Of Control”, “Amateur Hour In America”

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Via Fox Nation:

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park) joined Neil Cavuto on Your World to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the conflict in Israel.

Hikind criticized Obama, calling his administration “out of control” and their response that of “amateur hour in America”.

“The United States says ‘Israel, you may defend yourself,’ then ties Israel’s hands” he said.

The Brooklyn Jewish leader also compared Israel’s response to rocket and tunnel-based attacks from Hamas to what America would do, should similar danger arise in the New York/New Jersey area.

He also said that he did not care whether he lost popularity among his Democratic colleagues for speaking out against the administration.

“My Democratic friends know the truth,” he said.

French Jewish Center Firebombed After Anti-Israel Protest…

France is an anti-Semitic train wreck.

Via Times of Israel:

Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.

The incident happened Saturday, one hour after the conclusion of a demonstration against Israel’s actions against Hamas in Gaza, the AFP news agency reported.

The man, who was not named, threw two firebombs over the center’s fence and a third at the officers, but none of the bombs successfully ignited. He also hurled stones at the Espace du Judaisme center, which contains a synagogue, a library and a lecture room, among other facilities.

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More Young Illegal Alien Crossers Going Straight To Port


“Take us to your leader.”

Via Arizona Daily Star

Although the thousands of unaccompanied minors apprehended by the Border Patrol continues to be a focus of concern, the number of children turning themselves in at the ports of entry has also spiked.

The number of unaccompanied juveniles deemed inadmissible by the Tucson Office of Field Operations, which includes six land ports of entry and two international airports, has jumped from 29 minors in fiscal 2009 to 664 so far this fiscal year (as of June 18), Customs and Border Protection data show.

“I’m not surprised the numbers are going up at the ports because of the way the unaccompanied minors are turning themselves in quite openly between the ports in South Texas,” said Adam Isacson, a senior associate at the nonprofit Washington Office on Latin America.

“They are not having to chase them through the scrub as they cross the river,” he said, “Border Patrol vehicles are up there and they walk up to them.”

The share of those presenting themselves through the ports of entry is still small though, compared to those who cross in between the ports. So far this fiscal year, the Border Patrol in the Tucson sector has apprehended more than 6,500 unaccompanied juveniles.

Nationwide, more than 57,000 Mexican and Central American children and youth traveling without parents or legal guardians have been apprehended by the Border Patrol so far this fiscal year. Most of them turned themselves in.

The agency has also caught more than 55,000 parents traveling with their children, but it has not provided a breakdown of how many of those are minors. Many of them are coming through South Texas, especially the Rio Grande Valley.

“We have two modes of entry: One is between the borders that is responsibility of Border Patrol,” said Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection commissioner in a story that aired on Federal News Radio last week.

“But then we’ve had young children walking up to the bridges, walking to the ports of entry where our Customs and Border Protection officers — officers in blue uniforms — actually encounter them,” he said. “That also has required a great deal of humanitarian outreach by all of these people.”

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“Glorious Is God”: Last Words Of Florida College Dropout Who Became First American Suicide Bomber In Syria…

I’m guessing he was pretty bummed out after he realized those 72 virgins were’t waiting for him.

Via Daily Mail:

A second video has emerged of the smiling Florida man believed to be the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria.

In footage released by an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria, college dropout Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, smiles while talking about wanting to die and is also shown making his bomb before strapping it on.

This is the second video to feature the American jihadi, and it contains a haunting soundtrack of Arabic music set against the images and words of a man hell-bent on dying for the cause.

‘I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven,’ Abu-Slaha says. ‘There is nothing here, my heart is not resting here in this life.’

The 22-year-old, who once lived about 130 miles from Miami, is believed to have been part of a mass suicide bombing on May 25 which targeted several army positions.

The Nusra Front, which released the video, claimed two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the government-held northwestern city of Idlib were from foreign countries, including one from the Maldives.

Lib Rag Salon: It Is “False And Dangerous” To Call Ted Cruz “Smart”…

Because Ted Cruz is so dumb.

Via Salon:

Even Ted Cruz’s critics seem to concur on one point: whatever else you might say about him, the man is very smart. Mother Jones magazine has called him the “thinking man’s tea partier.” Josh Marshall, in a mostly withering assessment, made the same obligatory concession to his being an “incredibly bright guy.” Jeffrey Toobin’s recent, ostensibly critical New Yorker profile of Cruz is full of quotes about his being “the smartest guy in the room,” his “sophisticated” constitutional views, and the “extraordinary” erudition of his senior thesis.

Cruz likely finds all of this very pleasing indeed. In his interview with Toobin, Cruz quotes Sun Tzu, saying that “every battle is won before it’s fought. It’s won by choosing the terrain on which it will be fought.” In getting those who despise him to genuflect to his intelligence, Ted Cruz has already won one battle. Jeffrey Toobin may lace his piece with dismissive sneers, yet somehow he still contributes to the ever-growing heap of liberal respect for Cruz’s mental acuity.

But there’s no reason to keep this up. For one thing, it doesn’t seem especially true. It can’t really be that we think Cruz has a sophisticated mind, given that the only thoughts he produces are angry pants-on-fire platitudinous drivel. Even those who lavish praise on his oratory seem to agree that his heat-to-light ratio nears the infinite, and that “thoughtfulness” and Ted Cruz cannot exist in the same room. His only memorable quotes appear to be cheap jokes, and the most notable speech of his entire career is not his own, but Dr. Seuss’. Nobody who has witnessed a few minutes of Cruz’s piece of senatorial performance art would have thought to label him a thinker, were it not for the preexisting consensus that he is one.

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CBS/NYT Poll Finds Greg Abbott Crushing Abortion Barbie, 54%-37%…

Love it.

Via Houston Chronicle:

With just under 100 days to go until the gubernatorial election, an overwhelming majority of voters have made up their minds and favor Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis by double digits, according to a poll released this weekend.

The survey, done by polling firm YouGov in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, shows 34 percent supporting Davis and 3 percent leaning toward voting for her, while the same numbers split 50-4 for Abbott. Perhaps the worst news from the poll for the Davis campaign is that only 2 percent aren’t sure for whom they’re going to vote, leaving a very small slice of a red-state electorate to vie for over the next three months.

AF Takes Aim At Obesity In Dependents, Retirees

AF weight control

Government out of our kitchens. Will the dependents and retirees receive a waiver with an EBT card?

Via AF Times

The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among dependents and retirees through two pilot programs that could eventually go servicewide.

Part of the new Healthcare to Health initiative — H2H for short — the programs target parents of Air Force children as well as spouses and retirees through interactive courses on base, said Kelly Williams, a certified health education specialist who has spent two years developing the initiative.

The first, called 5210 Healthy Military Children, teaches moms and dads how to make consistent, healthy meal and exercise choices at home. The second, Group Lifestyle Balance, focuses on weight management, physical activity and healthy eating for spouses and retirees at risk for weight-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, strokes and heart attacks.

The programs are underway at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. They’ll begin at four more Air Force bases by the end of the fiscal year: MacDill in Florida; Peterson in Colorado; Shaw in South Carolina and Tinker in Oklahoma.

The bases were picked based on the population of dependents — all have at least 10,000 — and what, if any, health programs are already offered at the installations. The Air Force also took into account the number of patients younger than 18 who are classified as obese and the non-active-duty population that met the criteria for metabolic syndrome indicators. Those include weight, blood pressure, cholesterol level, triglyceride and fasting blood glucose levels.

The military health care system promises to be stretched thin as the country faces the impact of more than a decade of war and a swelling retiree population, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson said in the 2012 Military Health System stakeholders’ report.

An added burden: Many retirees are dropping their private insurance to return to the more affordable Tricare.

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British Embassy Convoy Attacked In Libya


Some guy out for a walk with an RPG.

Via Sky News

A British Embassy convoy in Libya has been fired at during an attempted carjacking, as UK nationals were urged to leave the country immediately.

All staff escaped unscathed from the attack, which happened on the road between the capital Tripoli and Zawiya, which is en route to the Tunisian border.

Michael Aron, the UK’s ambassador to Libya, wrote on Twitter: “There was an attempted carjacking on a British Embassy convoy this morning.

“Shots were fired at our vehicles but all staff safe.”

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice to state: “British nationals in Libya should leave now by commercial means.”

The Libyan government said around 150 people have died in the country’s two biggest cities during two weeks of fighting.

Rival armed militia groups have clashed in the capital Tripoli trying to control the main airport, leaving nearly 100 dead.

A large plane on the tarmac was destroyed in the violence.

In the eastern city of Benghazi, more than 50 have been killed, including many civilians, as security forces battled Islamist militants.

It has been the deadliest violence since the 2011 war that ousted Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, with the central government unable to impose order.

The United States shut its embassy on Saturday and safely evacuated its diplomats by road to neighbouring Tunisia, escorted by F16 fighter jets.

The British Embassy remains open but with reduced staff and a limited ability to provide consular assistance.

The FCO has warned about the “greater intensity of fighting” in Tripoli and the likelihood of further attacks on foreigners.

There are believed to be between 100 and 300 Britons in the north African country.

A number of foreign nationals have been shot dead in Libya since December and more attacks are expected.

LGBT Jobs Fair Tries To Prevent Straight Students From Attending Over Fears They Will Offend Gays…


It’s OK to discriminate against the non-fabulous.

Via Campus Reform:

When it comes to finding a job after graduation, business students are throwing their sexual orientation into the mix as well.

Reaching Out MBA, an annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business students, completes its three-day lineup of speakers and workshops with a job fair—a job fair that is becoming increasingly exclusive.

According to Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, 10 percent of the 1,100 attendees at last year’s conference identified as straight. Because of that, this year attendees are now required to submit an essay on why they wish to attend the conference or be recommended through campus LGBT organizations so that the conference can vet potential attendees.

Kidd told Bloomberg Businessweek that the conference wasn’t trying to exclude LGBT-allies and also recognized that several conference attendees come from large, southern MBA programs where the LGBT students may not feel as readily accepted and may not be as readily apt to divulge their sexual preference.

But Kidd said that the straight students attending the job fair were “offensive” as LGBT-identifying students overheard things such as “Dude, I’m not gay” or “There needs to be less focus on gay stuff at this event.”

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