Poll: 87% Of Israelis Approve Of How Netanyahu Is Handling War In Gaza…

Excellent.

JERUSALEM — The airwaves are filled with images of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip. President Obama is pressing for an immediate cease-fire. More than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed.

But at home, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding a massive wave of popularity.

Domestic support for the Israeli leader’s prosecution of the war in Gaza, which has left more than 1,200 Palestinians dead, has only grown over the past three weeks, as the Israeli public and political class rally behind an aggressive, definitive campaign against Hamas and its rockets and tunnels. The deep support among Israelis, from left to right, for the military’s Gaza offensive and Netanyahu’s leadership is almost unprecedented, political analysts say.

A poll this week for Israel’s Channel 10 news, conducted by the Sarid Institute, found that 87 percent of Jewish Israelis support continuing the Gaza operation. A survey by the Israel Democracy Institute found that 95 percent of Israeli Jews think the operation in Gaza is just, and 4 of 5 oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Just 4 percent said the Israeli military has used excessive force.

Obama To Republicans: “Stop Just Hatin’ All The Time”…

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.

Al-Shabaab Jihadists Kill Somali Woman For Refusing To Wear A Veil…

Via BBC:

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they say.

The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and then killed her after returning and finding she was still not wearing one, the relatives said.

An al-Shabab spokesman denied the group had killed the woman.

Al-Shabab does not fully control the area where she was living, he added.

Bangladesh: Mob Beats Man To Death For Not Fasting During Ramadan…

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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.

WaPo/ABC Poll: Only 39% Approve Of How Obama’s Handling Israel-Hamas Conflict…

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.

Hamas Asks Hezbollah To Join Fight Against Israel…

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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.

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”…

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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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