Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

Yad Vashem is deeply alarmed by the recently escalating antisemitism and violence against Jews around the world. This virulent hatred is finding various expressions, ranging from attacks on synagogues in France and physical attacks against Jews, to pejorative name calling and refrains such as “Jews to the Gas” in Germany, to the use of swastikas at anti-Israel demonstrations, and antisemitic caricatures in newspapers and social media. Physical and verbal violence against Jews in purported response to the events in Gaza, is antisemitism…

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said, “We call on the governments of the democracies around the world, particularly in Europe, to take immediate steps, using the legal and moral tools at their disposal, to protect Jewish citizens in their countries, and combat the expressions of antisemitism which we are witnessing in recent weeks.”

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In Britain, police have recorded more than 100 anti-Jewish hate crimes since the Gaza conflict began, including an attack on a rabbi by four Muslim youths in Gateshead, a Hassidic enclave in north-east England, and bricks thrown through the windows of a Belfast synagogue on two successive nights.

In Norway, police have recommended the temporary closure of two Jewish museums, for fear of attack, while in Copenhagen on the weekend police dispersed a pro-Israel rally out of concern for the safety of the participants.

German TV showed protesters from the country’s Arab minority threatening violence against Jews at a demonstration in Berlin on Thursday. Similar incidents took place in Frankfurt and Essen recently, according to police.

Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying that he had never thought it possible that “anti-Semitic slogans of the worst and most primitive kind could be chanted on German streets,” in his lifetime.

***

At around 2PM, hundreds of demonstrators started to gather on the avenue, which had been lined with riot police trucks. At first, people calmly chanted slogans such as “Palestine will live, Palestine will overcome,” “Zionists, fascists, you’re terrorists!” and “Israel murderer, [President] Hollande accomplice,” but the mood began to heat up once some Israeli flags were burned on the roof of a nearby building. Organizers had asked the demonstrators not to bring anything other that Palestinian and French flags, but many still exhibited Algerian, Turkish or pro-Muslim Brotherhood symbols. As the march was about to set off, the use of the slogan “Allahu akbar” became more and more frequent and a young man started waving the ISIS flag. At the same time, to the dismay of some non-asshole demonstrators, a team of journalists from the French channel, Télé channel was forced to leave as several individuals were threatening them with violence…

As the day drew to a close, the police ran out of ammunition. They tried to regain control by calling the units based in the suburbs of Paris, for backup. According to a young protester who was taking photographs of the clashes, the situation worsened because the policemen, “are on the side of the Jews who own all the stores in the area.”

At about 7PM, passing the Barbès metro station I saw two friends taking pictures of each other while miming the “quenelle” gesture — which is seen by many as anti-Semitic — in front of a couple of exhausted policemen. One of the officers turned to his colleague and said that it’d been a long time since he had last seen such violent riots in Paris…

In an interview with the pro-Israeli website lemondejuif.info, Roger Cukierman, president of the official French affiliate of the World Jewish Congress, said that “this kind of new anti-Semitism could lead to the departure of all Jews.”

***

As Operation Protective Edge continues in Gaza, the Jews of the European diaspora are looking about and seeing an increasingly hostile home. A pair of particularly violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism in France and the Netherlands seems to foreshadow a future conflagration fueled by moral relativism and sparked by Europe’s growing Islamic slums. Muslims spouting Sharia and jihad have no room for Israel and Jews in their future world, and post-Christian Europe offers little resistance to those who promise hate and violence.

Paris’s Jews suffered attacks on three synagogues and a series of assaults and attempted fire bombings in recent weeks. Phrases like “Death to the Jews” are commonplace now in European protests, used almost to the point of trope, retaining raw force only through the sheer strength of the speakers’ hate. Berlin’s air, too, is again polluted by anti-Semitic chants and clamor. More and more, what claim to be “pro-Palestine” or “anti-Zionist aggression” demonstrations are nothing more than platforms to cry for the deaths of Jews everywhere…

German National Socialism is a very particular political system, perhaps unique to the inter-bellum period. Accusations of Nazism are incongruous when applied to Jews, or even Muslims for that matter. But ignoring the definitional incoherence of the attack, it boggles the mind to see racism accepted as political dialogue. Through passivity before radical Islam, Europe attacks Jews who are her citizens, salving her burning conscience by equivocating them with the state of Israel. It is one thing to accuse another nation of using disproportionate force in self-defense. It’s another thing entirely to allow anti-Semitism to flourish.

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“Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known. They were looking for new supporters for their cause, the creation of a worldwide caliphate answering to the man who now calls himself Ibrahim: a zealot too radical even for Al Qaeda who has stormed through Syria and Iraq carrying out mass executions, crucifying rivals, beheading enemies. But these marchers were not in Syria or Iraq; they were in The Hague in The Netherlands. And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe…

Many of the demonstrators covered their faces with Palestinian scarves or balaclavas. “Anyone who doesn’t jump is a Jew,” someone shouted as the whole group started jumping in a scene that might have been ludicrous if it weren’t for the hateful message. “Death to the Jews!” the crowd shouted in Arabic.

This scene last Thursday came in the wake of an earlier demonstration supposed to defend the Palestinians suffering in Gaza, which turned quickly into a hatefest targeting Israel, with people carrying placards that screamed “Zionism is Nazism.” But while the comingling of pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiment has become all too common in European protests in recent weeks, that the battle flag of the Islamic State waved in the streets of The Netherlands on July 24 is something new and particularly dangerous.

***

Even before the recent conflict in Gaza, anti-Semitic incidents were on the increase in France. Last year more than 3,000 Jews decided to move and make their future in Israel.

In May four people were shot dead at a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Governments face a dilemma: they want to defend the right to protest against Israel’s attacks in heavily-populated Gaza and yet they are not prepared to have anti-Semitic slogans once again shouted on the streets of Europe…

A former Israeli minister, Natan Sharansky, was quoted at the weekend as saying “we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe”.

***

There has been also been an explosion of anti-semitic abuse on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

One man called for a Jewish neighbourhood in London to be bombed so ‘Jews feel the pain’ of the Palestinians.

In a separate incident, a BBC journalist was reprimanded after seeming to suggest western politicians failed to intervene in the Middle East because they had been ‘bought’ by the Jews…

In Germany an Imam reportedly called on Muslims to murder ‘Zionist Jews’ and Jewish people have been attacked in the street.

Police had to step in to protect an Israeli tourist couple from protesters who charged at them shouting ‘Jew! We’ll get you.’

***

Meanwhile in Austria this week, a friendly football match between the Israel’s Maccabi Haifa and a French team had to be called off, after protesters stormed the pitch and fought with the players. The Haifa captain, Yossi Benayoun, defended his players for fighting back, saying “We had no choice but to defend ourselves”.

The pitch invaders in Austria were mostly immigrants of Palestinian origin, and around Europe the new anti-Semitism is being seen a phenomenon confined to Arab and Muslim communities.

The Israeli ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, claimed this week that the protests against Israel are attracting an “unholy alliance” of Islamists, neo-Nazis and extreme leftists

“Islamists and Nazis share ‘the Jew’ as the enemy,” Raphael Gross, director of Frankfurt’s Jewish Museum, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Historically, this coalition is therefore not inconceivable.

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Very often, anti-Israel protesters treat Israel not just as a nation at war – like Britain, America or France, which also frequently launch wars that kill huge numbers of civilians – but also as the warper of policy and morality in the West, as a source of poison in global affairs, as the architect of instability across the globe. Indeed, a few years ago a poll of Europeans found that a majority of them view Israel as “the biggest threat to world peace”. So Israel is undoubtedly singled out by Leftists and others, and even more significantly it is singled out in a way that the Jews used to be singled out – that is, as a sinister, self-serving corrupter of nations and causer of chaos.

Much of today’s anti-Israel protesting has a conspiracy-theory feel to it, with its talk about powerful lobby groups designing wars behind closed doors in order to isolate Israel’s enemies and boost Israel’s fortunes. And this is in keeping with Left-wing politics generally, today. The Left has increasingly embraced a conspiracy-theory view of the world. It is now very common to hear Leftists talk about the “cabals of neocons” who control world affairs, or the “cult of bankers” who wreak havoc on our economies, or the Murdoch Empire that “orchestrates public life from the shadows” (to quote Labour MP Tom Watson). All seriously analytical and nuanced readings of international trends and political dynamics have been elbowed aside by contemporary Leftists, who prefer instead to argue that dark, hidden, mysterious forces are ruining politics, plotting wars, and enriching themselves at the expense of the poor. And, as history shows us, there is a thin line between railing against wicked cabals and cults and wondering out loud whether the Jews are secretly running world affairs, or at least wielding a disproportionate influence…

It is not an accident that the three key planks of the Left-wing outlook today – the anti-Israel anti-war sentiment, the shallow anti-capitalism of Occupy, and the worship of those who leak info from within the citadels of power – should all have had issues with anti-Semitism. It is because the left, feeling isolated from the public and bereft of any serious means for understanding modern political and economic affairs, has bought into a super-simplistic, black-and-white, borderline David Icke view of the world as a place overrun and ruled by cabals and cults and sinister lobby groups. And who has always, without fail, been the final cabal, the last cult, to find themselves shouldering the ultimate blame for the warped, hidden workings of politics, the economy and foreign turmoil? You got it – the Jews.

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These days, though, it’s not always subtext. Listen to the Occupy protesters in the clip above. Read this chilling article from a Chavist newspaper in Venezuela. Worst of all, consider the slogans chanted by the crowds around Europe as they attack Jewish shops. Ponder this shaming statement that the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial organisation has felt driven to put out. This isn’t about Israel now, if ever it was. It’s about something altogether older and uglier.

Our political opinions often reflect our character traits. If you’re a generous and optimistic person, if you take pleasure in the success of others, you’re likely to be cheered by the story of the Jewish people, their success against the odds, their disproportionate intellectual contribution to mankind. Far from decrying commercial and financial accomplishments, you recognise them as a source of happiness for everyone.

If, on the other hand, you are determined to see every exchange as a form of exploitation, every success as someone else’s defeat, every trade as a swindle, then the same promptings that make you anti-Israel may well make you anti-Semitic. It’s a tragic condition, a form of existential envy, and it goes back, if the Book of Esther is to be believed, at least 2,500 years:

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And again, you have to ask yourself, what do these groups want? What would they accomplish if they could accomplish anything? What would the Israelis do if they could do what they want? They would live in peace with their neighbors, if they had neighbors who would live in peace with them. They would simply continue to build out their high tech sector and thrive…

What do groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda and even Hamas want? They want to impose their religious views on the rest of humanity. They want stifle every freedom that decent, educated, secular people care about. This is not a trivial difference. And yet judging from the level of condemnation that Israel now receives, you would think the difference ran the other way.

This kind of confusion puts all of us in danger. This is the great story of our time. For the rest of our lives, and the lives of our children, we are going to be confronted by people who don’t want to live peacefully in a secular, pluralistic world, because they are desperate to get to Paradise, and they are willing to destroy the very possibility of human happiness along the way. The truth is, we are all living in Israel. It’s just that some of us haven’t realized it yet.


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good morning COL..
hope you got some much deserved rest..
its 52 here this am..

going2mars on July 29, 2014 at 5:16 AM

Cold hearted orb that rules the night
removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey,and yellow,white,but we decide,which is right,and which is an illusion.

Yogi Berra, 1964

celtic warrior on July 29, 2014 at 5:29 AM

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/ukraine-protests-over-eu-agreement-delay/

Ukraine, Russia political crisis
13m
Russian Foreign Ministry: Report on Ukraine by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is non-objective and hypocritical – @ria_novosti, @Reuters
======================

Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime,’ urges probe

28 July 2014 –
****************

The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said today, releasing a new report that details a total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror inflicted by armed groups in the area.

“I would like to stress to all those involved in the conflict, including foreign fighters, that every effort will be made to ensure that anyone committing serious violations of international law, including war crimes, will be brought to justice, no matter who they are,” Navi Pillay said. “I urge all sides to bring to an end the rule of the gun and restore respect for the rule of law and human rights.”

The High Commissioner made the comments while issuing a new report by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission deployed to Ukraine in mid-March, calling for greater care to prevent more civilian casualties.

The report, which covers the period from 8 June to 15 July,

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/Ukraine_Report_15July2014.pdf

does not officially cover the 17 July downing of the plane. However, Mr. Pillay used the launch of the report to call for a “prompt, thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation.”
(More….)

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48360#.U9dt70BTaKI

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Good morning HA

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM

USSR in Violation:

Africa Ebola outbreak 2014
10h
Senior American officials: US says Russia tested cruise missile in violation of arms control treaty – @nytimes
Read more on nytimes.com

https://twitter.com/nytimes

https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 9h

Breaking a big story is great. Kudos. But being first with a story that others can easily confirm & report on their own is not “exclusive.”

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 10h

Again with the “exclusive”? “@nytstevek: NYT exclusive: U.S. tells Putin #Russia violated landmark missile treaty. http://nyti.ms/1zo9wOj
View summary

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 10h

WASHINGTON (AP) – US says #Russia testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach ‘very serious matter’

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM

The New York Times @nytimes · 19m

Tunnels Lead Right to the Heart of Israeli Fear http://nyti.ms/1nQie54
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IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 3h

Last night, terrorists infiltrated Israel through a tunnel in order to attack civilians in the community of Nahal Oz.

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/494005708854018051/photo/1

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Israel takes out GazaGoons Power Plant:

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/gaza-ps/

Gaza, PS
Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Photo: Thick smoke rises from Gaza Strip power plant that officials say could take up to 1 year to repair after Israel shelling – @Belalmd12
see original on twitter.com
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1h
Photo: A Palestinian firefighter works during efforts to extinguish fire at Gaza’s main power plant – @Reuters photo via @haaretzcom
see original on twitter.com
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1h
Gaza Strip’s only power plant knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, distribution company spokesman says – @AP, @AFP
Read more on abcnews.go.com

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 3h

MORE: A huge cloud of black smoke is seen rising above Gaza Strip after explosion at power station: http://apne.ws/1rMlOyR

The Associated Press @AP · 3h

BREAKING: Gaza electricity company: 2 Israeli tank shells hit fuel tank of Gaza Strip’s power station

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Msdnc hack praising hamas for infiltrating Israeli borders through the tunnels killing soldiers ……those poor gazans

SSDD with the lsm

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Canopfor
lsm praising the infiltration, natch

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Ka-Blewy:

The Associated Press @AP · 2h

VIDEO: Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats target symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City: http://apne.ws/UyZZEB
=================================================

Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfuZOk8_EY

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Mika not digging criticism of Kerry’s ceasefire

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Canopfor
lsm praising the infiltration, natch

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM

cmsinaz: Typical,..IDF Linky above, one tunnel is 1.8 miles!

Ya know, they could’ve dug deeper, and did what the Brits
did to the Germans, packed it full of t’nt, tons of it,
and on command blew up three tunnels, leaving gapeing
craters!

Oh, that was WW1:0

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Works for me canopfor
:)

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Mika not digging criticism of Kerry’s ceasefire

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

cmsinaz:)

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice: US strongly supports #Israel’s right to defend “and we’ll continue to set record straight when anyone distorts the facts.”

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice: “Reality is that #SecKerry … has been working every step of the way with #Israel in support of our shared interests.”

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice: “These misleading reports (in #Israel about #SecKerry) raise concerns here in America.”

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice: “We have been dismayed by some press reports in #Israel mischaracterizing (#SecKerry’s) his efforts last week.”

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice interrupted by pro-Palestinian heckler: “#Israel is killing children in #Gaza, stop the killing,” he says.

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbassadorRice takes the stage at the National Leadership Assembly for #Israel.

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14h

.@AmbDermer: “I speak directly from (Bibi); criticism of #SecKerry for his good faith efforts to advance a sustainable CF is unwarranted.”

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 19h

How strongly will the Obama administration push back on #Israel ceasefire criticism of #SecKerry? Won’t be long before we know.

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 20h

Looks like phase one of new US Mideast peace strategy to piss everyone off so much they stop fighting each other & turn on Kerry is working.

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:18 AM

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 12s

Last night, we struck 4 massive weapons caches that Hamas hid inside of mosques.

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Appears so canopfor

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Live

Israel i24News

http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/live

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Appears so canopfor

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM

cmsinaz: Yup, I think Bi Bi is going all the way on this,
and he has to:0

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Concur Canopfor

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Cmsinaz:

McCain Flippy/Floppy:

https://twitter.com/azcentral

azcentral @azcentral · 10h

.@SenJohnMcCain backs off assertion that #Arizona execution was torture http://ow.ly/zGwTn

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

SMH

he knows he screwed the pooch on this….idiot

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:47 AM

https://twitter.com/azcentral

azcentral @azcentral · 8h

Don’t wait: You have until midnight to register to vote in the #Arizona primary! Here’s how: http://ow.ly/zGGIw

Early voting for Arizona’s primary election begins Thursday. Yep. This Thursday.

Do you know whom you are voting for?

Registered Arizonans are eligible to cast ballots for Congress, county supervisor, the state Legislature, statewide offices that include governor, attorney general and secretary of state, as well as local mayors and council members.

More than 862,000 voters have already requested early ballots, but of those, only 48,602 were independent voters, according to Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. That’s just under 7percent of the 698,901 registered independents in Maricopa County.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/07/28/azcentral-voters-guide-helps-residents-cast-ballots-rough/13276221/?hootPostID=6b128f6fa1c490f1c791edbadfd1b61d

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM

https://twitter.com/NYTBen

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
40s
Photo: The remains of the Financial Monitoring Authority in Gaza, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike last night – @NYTBen

https://twitter.com/NYTBen/status/494070431200976897

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:51 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

SMH

he knows he screwed the pooch on this….idiot

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 6:47 AM

cmsinaz: Lol,:)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Last Nights NY Stand With Israel Rally:

Pictures and Video From the Massive ‘New York Stands With Israel’ Rally in Manhattan
Jul. 28, 2014 4:16pm
********************

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/28/pictures-and-video-from-the-massive-new-york-stands-with-israel-rally-in-manhattan/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444696342461954/?gclid=CJqQk5Ku6r8CFUKCMgodvGQArg

https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=cr&ei=GGtcUuuYCOrs2QX52IHgDQ#q=New+York+Israel+Rally

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM

IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 12s

Last night, we struck 4 massive weapons caches that Hamas hid inside of mosques.

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Doesn’t matter unless the IDF Spokesperson can say that

Last night, we struck 4 massive weapons caches. You can see their locations on this map…… look for the craters.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:03 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM

the one time I agree with schumer….
thanks for the linkies

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 7:06 AM

SenJohnMcCain backs off assertion that #Arizona execution was torture http://ow.ly/zGwTn

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

The WaPo came out this weekend and used this story as an editorial against capital punishment. It was entitled dignity in death. Apparently the left (and I include McCain here) somehow thinks a double murderer should be afforded a quick, painless, and dignified death- even though that is hardly what his victims received over TWENTY YEARS ago.

For my money torture is listening to that dried-up idiot who should just retire and shut up.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

The Associated Press @AP · 19s

VIDEO: Spokesman at Gaza’s electricity company says Israeli tank shells hit fuel tank at power plant: http://apne.ws/1k5h19g

Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjYAJ3ja7M

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Oops:

https://twitter.com/NYTBen

Retweeted by Ben Hubbard
Sharif Kouddous @sharifkouddous · 42m

Al-Amin mosque in Gaza City is one of four mosques bombed last night by Israeli military

https://twitter.com/sharifkouddous/status/494062687316226048/photo/1

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM

For my money torture is listening to that dried-up idiot who should just retire and shut up.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

this

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Le Flattened:

Jon Williams @WilliamsJon · 49s

WATCH: In less than hour, entire neighborhood of #Gaza flattened by #Israel. Time-lapse shows scale of destruction. http://youtu.be/fdoYZ1-9XsM

اسرائيل تدمر حي خلال ساعه في غزة

Israel destroys neighborhood within an hour in Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdoYZ1-9XsM&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

earthquakes
4m
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes about 21 miles southwest of Mexico’s Juan Rodriguez Clara municipality in Veracruz – @USGS via @Reuters

https://twitter.com/USGS

https://twitter.com/NewEarthquake

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:15 AM

For my money torture is listening to that dried-up idiot who should just retire and shut up.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Happy Nomad: Yup,…Capt’n Queeg:)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM

MeanWhile,….in the Ukraine:

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 11s

Center of main rebel city in eastern Ukraine hit by shells, killing at least one person: http://apne.ws/1zpYeca

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Good Morning, Patriots, Sockpuppets, and Trolls!

Being an average American, having been raised by members of the Greatest Generation, I cannot fathom not worshiping the God of Abraham, Who numbered the hairs on my head. I cannot fathom not saying the Pledge of Allegiance with my hand over my heart (Yes, Mrs. Obama, all this for a flag.). And, I cannot comprehend how anybody, being privileged to live in America, could believe that there is a better country on the face of God’s green Earth.

My take: My 1,600th Blog: Making Sense of a “Ball of Confusion”

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,..:

https://twitter.com/RT_com

Pulkuvo 2 Airport, St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, RU

10m
Reports: Bomb threat prompts evacuation at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport – @RT_com
End of alert

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:33 AM

My take: My 1,600th Blog: Making Sense of a “Ball of Confusion”

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM

kingsjester: Good Morning,….1,600,..*Salutey*-:0

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Cold here.

crankyoldlady on July 29, 2014 at 5:14 AM

Morning COL, how are you feeling and did you go to the ER yesterday. If you have already explained all of my questions, I will see your responses when I read the comments on this QOTD.

We have had warmer springs and falls than this summer has turned out to be. Reminds me of the summer of 1972. Nothing new at work or at home, which is good; but the wife is staring to look at me as a wheel chair spouse! Chuckle.

My mum is still alive and I have her on our payroll and she works from home. We changed group insurance plans and boy what a mess with her being an employee at her age and her not opting out of group insurance.

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 7:39 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM

the one time I agree with schumer….
thanks for the linkies

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 7:06 AM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:42 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Thank you, my friend!

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Doesn’t matter unless the IDF Spokesperson can say that

Last night, we struck 4 massive weapons caches. You can see their locations on this map…… look for the craters.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Happy Nomad: Ya know, when work is done right,
its enjoyable to watch,…(sarc):)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Wow!!! Canopfor has been busy this morning.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words let me add a picture:

Israel reduces Gaza by 40%

It’s a left-wing article so ignore the stupid words. The map shows the 3km buffer zone that Israel is enforcing so it can make sure it destroys all the tunnels. During the last ceasefire, Hamas tried to make an incursion through one of them.

A map of the: the ebola outbreak (CDC)

I found the map at the daily-mail in their head-line article this morning but it was a stupid stupid article, designed to try to induce panic in its readers and I noticed the CDC logo so googled for it.

The CDC site is very nice and professional compared to WHO but all the reports are cut-and-pasted from WHO and the data links back. Who said the Obama administration is not putting enough resources into web design?

Have a good day … I am going to busy for a couple of days now.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:46 AM

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM

One of your better efforts, IMO.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM

way to go KJ

*applause*

read it folks

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Le Flattened:

Jon Williams @WilliamsJon · 49s

WATCH: In less than hour, entire neighborhood of #Gaza flattened by #Israel. Time-lapse shows scale of destruction. http://youtu.be/fdoYZ1-9XsM

اسرائيل تدمر حي خلال ساعه في غزة

Israel destroys neighborhood within an hour in Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdoYZ1-9XsM&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

And Turkey wants some of that?

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Thank you!

cmsinaz on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Since a picture is worth a thousand words let me add a picture:

Have a good day … I am going to busy for a couple of days now.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:46 AM

gh: Yup,..wow, enjoy your busy-e-ness:)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Last night, we struck 4 massive weapons caches. You can see their locations on this map…… look for the craters.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Couldn’t find the map … curious about the craters.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:52 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

And Turkey wants some of that?

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

davidk: Good point, I know Syria and Iran are ask’n for it:)

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

John Derbyshire commented on this during his weekly podcast. He favors hanging by “the drop method”. Firing squad is too uncertain for the derb.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

“It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.


No, it’s not. Starting with the way Mr. Obama and his administration has treated Israel over the entire course of his presidency.

Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry have been negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran without any consideration of the existential threat that capability present to Israel. I suspect once the Israelis are done wiping out the Hamas terrorists who threaten their existence, they will move next to Iran.

Under the allegedly “watchful” eye of this administration Hamas has taken millions of American dollars and used them to stockpile missiles. Missiles, they are using to attack our alleged “ally”. The only infrastructure they’ve built are apparently tunnels used for the purpose of killing Israelis. Not surprising really when your charter clearly states your objective is to wipe out Israel.

How about Kerry addresses that? Nah, that would be substantive.

What a total buffoon.

I for one fully support Israel in their endeavors. At least someone in the world is prepared to destroy people who exist to threaten their citizens existence.

Marcus Traianus on July 29, 2014 at 8:03 AM

You didn’t build that–muslims did:

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/28/Obama-Celebrates-Muslim-Contributions-to-the-USA

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Religion of peace, my foot.

College Prof on July 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM

University of Maryland Economist & Business Prof Peter Morici drops a hammer on the Obama economic “recovery”….

The Real Unemployment Rate is at least 18%

The economy has created only about 6 million new jobs during the Bush-Obama years, whereas the comparable figure during the Reagan-Clinton period was about 40 million. A recent study by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that virtually all the new jobs created since 2000 went to immigrants, whereas none were created for native-born Americans.

Adding in discouraged adults who say they would begin looking for work if conditions were better, those working part-time but say they want full time work, and the effects of immigration, the unemployment rate becomes about 15 percent—and that is a lower bound estimate.

Many young people are being duped both by unscrupulous for profit, post-secondary institutions—as well as accredited colleges and universities with low admission standards—to enroll in useless programs. They would likely be in the labor force now but for easy access to federally sponsored loans and will end up heavily in debt.

Adding in these students, the real unemployment rate among U.S. citizens and permanent residents is at least 18 percent.

No surprise, average family income, adjusted for inflation has fallen from about $55,600 in 2007 to $51,000 even as the gap between families at the bottom and top widens.

This as we are 5 years 1 month from the end of the recession, and 4 years into the ‘recovery summer’.

Obama economics = Alinsky + (Cloward & Piven) = Worst economic recovery since 1936

Athos on July 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

More GOPe shenanigans and sharp sticks to the eyes of conservatives…

US Chamber of Commerce to endorse Dem Senator Mary Landrieu, as their Senate choice from LA…

Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce’s national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader.

Amnesty at all costs?

Athos on July 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM

It looks like its sleep in Tuesday at HotAir this morning.

meci on July 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM

antisemitism…oldest hobby in civilization…

Israel has the sovereign right as a nation to protect her citizens and secure her borders.

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 8:43 AM

University of Maryland Economist & Business Prof Peter Morici drops a hammer on the Obama economic “recovery”….

The Real Unemployment Rate is at least 18%

The economy has created only about 6 million new jobs during the Bush-Obama years, whereas the comparable figure during the Reagan-Clinton period was about 40 million. A recent study by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that virtually all the new jobs created since 2000 went to immigrants, whereas none were created for native-born Americans.

Adding in discouraged adults who say they would begin looking for work if conditions were better, those working part-time but say they want full time work, and the effects of immigration, the unemployment rate becomes about 15 percent—and that is a lower bound estimate.

Many young people are being duped both by unscrupulous for profit, post-secondary institutions—as well as accredited colleges and universities with low admission standards—to enroll in useless programs. They would likely be in the labor force now but for easy access to federally sponsored loans and will end up heavily in debt.

Adding in these students, the real unemployment rate among U.S. citizens and permanent residents is at least 18 percent.

No surprise, average family income, adjusted for inflation has fallen from about $55,600 in 2007 to $51,000 even as the gap between families at the bottom and top widens.

This as we are 5 years 1 month from the end of the recession, and 4 years into the ‘recovery summer’.

Obama economics = Alinsky + (Cloward & Piven) = Worst economic recovery since 1936

Athos on July 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Yeah…The agitprop legacy media has been lying bout that for years.

It’s even worse when you break it down regionally and demographically.

LA is like 23%

But hey…Let’s dump central america into the US and create a permanent cheap and ignorant labor underclass… – US Chamber of Commerce

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Marxists don’t give a fig about economics…They only care about control…

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

libfreeordie on July 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I know you missed it, but I wanted you to know I had a beer in honour of your friend on the anniversary of his passing.

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM

libfreeordie on July 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I know right? Wait. Hmmm….

Less that 5,000 people in Owsley County. 913,231 people are in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Cook County, IL but Owsley is the “Food Stamp Capital”… Um, okay.

Fallon on July 29, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I hate all antisemites as much as I hate liberal progressive pigs.

Diluculo on July 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

You do realize that is redundant, don’t you? There is one problem though; they are not liberals or progressive, they are the regressive enemies of liberty and freedom. They do not want to move us forward, but take us backward. Which makes them more accurately called “leftist regressive” pigs.

earlgrey on July 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM

libfreeordie on July 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I know right? Wait. Hmmm….

Less that 5,000 people in Owsley County. 913,231 people are in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Cook County, IL but Owsley is the “Food Stamp Capital”… Um, okay.

Fallon on July 29, 2014 at 9:29 AM

The perfesser has admitted to being weak at Math, and by the way, that county is dirt poor because of Barry’s “war on coal”, “necessarily bankrupted”, etc.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

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