This is an election year, and the most important race in America is the 23rd Congressional District of Florida. EVERY member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election – that means that Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS), best known for her 1980s’ cheerleader hairstyle and her lies, must run. She currently represents the 23rd district and is also Chairman of the Democrat National Party; hence I say this is THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL RACE in America.
Opposing her in November will be one of two Republicans running in the August 26th primary (early voting is August 15-24, and absentee ballots will be mailed July 22). For all Americans not just conservatives, and not just Floridians, the choice is obvious, what is needed is a candidate who is opposed to amnesty (history demonstrates appeasement never works). Both Republican candidates make some nice statements about the issue on their websites, but Juan Garcia’s recently revealed that he actually supports amnesty, a position more in line with Debbie Wasseman Schultz and the current occupant of the White House. Joe Kaufman on the other hand makes it quite clear on his website, just below the “we are a nation of immigrants” statement that: “As a member of Congress, Joe Kaufman will fight for the rights of legal immigrants and insist we never reward those who break our laws.” WOW – someone who gets it, and he is running for Congress.
This is the man who must run in November to defeat DWS. Florida is often shown on election maps as blue, but in fact it is closer to purple (a mixture of blue and red) so this is a race that needs to be taken very seriously. The 23d Congressional District covers an area of South Florida from Weston to Miami. So I urge you to tell everyone you know in Southern Florida about this election.
Most of the illegal immigrants who are in, or who are headed for, the United States are under 18, and about 80% are not exactly children, they are 14-17 year old males – the ideal recruiting age for gangs. Not only that but many have contagious diseases. Furthermore, the economic impact of a surge of low-skilled, uneducated, non-English speakers who come to this country for whatever benefits available to them is not something any the United States really afford, even at the best of times.
Now I have a question for all of those who think that if someone breaks into your house or takes your wallet they should be arrested because it is a crime. What about people who come into your country in violation of the law?
Now some people don’t like the term “illegal immigrants.” In Maryland for example Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley believes that illegal immigrant children should be called “refugees.” Hey, Gov. O’Malley, those “children” are nearly adults legally, and you only have to keep up on the news to know that. Fortunately Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) discovered that the federal government was attempting to bring some to Maryland and took action forcing HHS (Health and Human Services Department) to cancel their plans to send illegals to Westminster, Maryland just 35 miles from Baltimore. Even the black community in Baltimore, which usually supports this administration, is opposed to the idea.
Our friend A.C. at Fore-Left has an article you might be interested in reading, CNN's show on Flight 800. Scroll down for an update on the Malaysia Flight MH17. Short excerpt:
What can you say? Condolences to all involved, even Malaysia Airlines. On the anniversary of an event that everyone thought was a commercial aircraft shot to pieces by a missile we have this Malaysia event, which looks to be a missile strike. This has been the sum of many fears for civilized governments for awhile, but it's happened. Except this time it happened to an airline that is already missing another 777-200.
A woman in Kentucky is demanding answers from a local VA hospital after she claims her husband was erroneously pronounced dead.
According to Jennifer Dunn, doctors at the Lexington VA Hospital assured her last week that her husband, Danny Dunn, was no longer among the living.
The wife was given her husband’s time of death, but when she went into his room to bid a final farewell, she found Mr Dunn with a strong heart rate and blood pressure.
It all started last Thursday morning when 46-year-old Danny Dunn, an U.S. Army veteran, was discovered unconscious by his wife in their Central Kentucky home.
The former soldier was rushed to a hospital in Harrodsburg and was later airlifted to the VA Hospital in Lexington, where medical personnel pronounced him dead.
‘I said, “Are ya’ll sure he’s gone?” and they said, “There’s no pulse, ma’am, he’s gone,”‘ Jennifer Dunn told LEX18.
In accordance with her husband’s end-of-life wishes, Mrs Dunn made the decision to take him off life support, but she quickly discovered that Danny still had vital signs. Utter shock: Jennifer Dunn was given her husband’s time of death and went into his room to take him off life support, in accordance with his end-of-life wishes, when she discovered that he still had vital signs
As of Monday, the 46-year-old veteran was very much alive, and according to his wife, apparently growing stronger.
‘He squeezed my hand when I asked him to,’ she said. ‘He opened his eyes when I asked him to. And he grabbed my hand.’
The Dunn family now want the ailing husband and father transferred to another hospital for treatment.
The VA facility in Lexington released a general statement to the local TV station, which read in part: ‘Veterans can have confidence that our staff of dedicated and professional providers is committed to working with them and their families to honor their wishes and support their needs.’
But the Dunns are far from satisfied with the hospital’s response to the near-fatal blunder.
‘They said his soul was gone and that he wasn’t living no more,’ said Dunn’s son, Tyler. ‘That he was gone long before we got him there… I mean we’re just looking for answers and they won’t give us any.’
It’s called Operation Protective Edge leaving citizens throughout the country living on a knife-edge. Yesterday, I was walking through the Nitzan caravilla site on my way to work in Ashdod when the siren blared. I made haste to the closest government provided sewer pipe for use on such occasions. Tell me, what would you do seated all alone, sirens blaring, nearby ‘booms’ heard? I took a selfie!
It’s called Operation Protective Edge and the sound of incoming rockets sets people’s teeth on edge. I have received lesson cancellation after cancellation as adult students need to be at home to comfort their young children or as families seek protection further inland until the situation ‘calms down.’ The dispossession and destruction of Gush Katif broke me. Yet sometimes the strongest vessels are the broken ones. I’m on the go when students call to confirm we have a lesson.
It’s called Operation Protective Edge and we will not be edged out from our daily routine. We will go to work and carry on. Lately I've seen the interior of students’ home bomb shelters. While most double as a bedroom, I was most favorably impressed by the one in the parental bedroom. It doubles as a well organized walk-in closet. Who’d have thought? I was in it twice yesterday. For those of you building a home, this is something to go over with your architect. Sorry, no pic.
An Egypt-backed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fell apart Tuesday as rocket attacks from Gaza continued against Israel. As CNN reports, 'The rocket attacks from Hamas militants in Gaza never ceased, Israeli officials said. For its part, Israel refrained from airstrikes for about six hours before announcing it was resuming the attacks.'
Tensions were ignited in June when three Israeli teenagers, one with American citizenship and all seminary students, were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank and killed. They were kidnapped on June 12 and their bodies were discovered June 30. Within days, Israel arrested more than 300 Palestinians, many of them members of Hamas. Hamas warned Israel it had "opened up the gates of hell" with its actions.
On the night the boys' bodies were found, a barrage of rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel and Israeli warplanes carried out numerous air strikes in Gaza.
Israel can't win in the media. However, they could win against the terrorists who attack them if they had a little support from their 'friends'. They have no friend in Barack Hussein Obama.
It isn’t often that we get to meet our childhood heroes and in the rare cases that we do, they often don’t meet our expectations. However, Aaron Breslin from New Jersey’s experience with his heroes was more than he ever thought possible.
It all started in 2008. Aaron was in middle school and working on a history assignment about the expulsion from Gush Katif. Aaron titled his “In the Shadow of a World Destroyed: Memories of an Expelled Teenager.” His work was so good, it not only qualified for the next level of the Southern Regional Division of the New Jersey National History Day Competition at Rider University, it actually went on to win first place. Gush Katif was once again on the map!
Aaron’s assignment gave him much to think about. He wondered what it was like to live in Israel, to be religious. He decided to strengthen his own Jewish identity and switched to a Jewish school. After graduating, he came to Israel to study, where he combined religious subjects with fun day trips throughout the land.
Aaron arranged to spend a Shabbat at Nitzan, the largest community of Gush Katif expellees. He wanted to see for himself what these people were like, and what their conditions were, and he especially wanted to meet the author of Grains of Sand: The Fall of Neve Dekalim, a novel that had a profound effect on his life. (image: Aaron in front of Gush Katif-related school history project. )
During the course of his visit, I took the opportunity to ask Aaron some questions:
How did it feel dining and davening with Gush Katif families?
It was a very warm experience. Every family I went to seemed to just be so welcoming, but it was a different type of welcoming. You really felt like you could just stay with them forever.
The following op-Ed appeared on the site of the Unity Coalition for Israel in January 2014. Three months later, Russian President Putin invaded the Ukraine and the invasion of Iraq by ISIS came to pass. The devastating effect that President Obama’s foreign policy has had on America and the free world over the past six years has been summarily dismissed by the GOP as they almost exclusively focused on Obamacare. They believed that if they could get the United States’ finances in order, America could then move forward as a nation. They were wrong! Their priority should have been to focus on Iran and her Sharia protocol, which threatens our Constitution, our freedoms and our prosperity. As I wrote in ‘Hello Iran, Goodbye America’ in 2013, “While we are still being overwhelmed on the domestic front by the disaster that is Obamacare, it still can be repealed. A failed state is guaranteed if we do not overcome the damage done by Obama’s foreign policy and its threat to the world order.”
I could not get back into the USA from Belize Central America without having my Passport checked at least 4 times, a full body scan, and pulled aside with three of our teenage girls to be swabbed down for explosives from head to toe -- and illegals get on planes without any ID...
MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”
Now it begins – the war we have been expecting. Will it be the end? Or the end of the beginning? Or the beginning of the end? Of everything? Or of the confrontations between Israel and its murderous neighbors? Who knows? But once again Israel finds itself reluctantly at war and this time it is determined to win and win big by wiping out Hamas. The war was prompted to a large extent by the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens (one, a dual American/Israeli citizen) by Hamas. After weeks of searching for them (and finding LOTS of illegal weapons in Palestinian territory) the bodies of the three boys were found.
Then there was a fourth murder of a teen age boy – this one was Arab, suggesting revenge. Although the first news accounts revealed that he was gay, the MSM narrative soon began to claim that the perps were Jewish, which is highly improbable. The boy was burned to death – a method unknown among Jews but typically Muslim. In fact it has been well known for years, even in the West, that honor killings are commonly done by burning the victim (male or female) to death, and if the boy was gay as many reports have claimed, then this was almost certainly an honor killing. The timing suggested a revenge killing, however that is most unlikely. Jews do not burn people alive and they do not burn corpses – Jewish law and traditions forbid this and make it totally abhorrent and unthinkable to Jews. But none of this matters to the Arab street who first celebrated the kidnapping and death of the three Jewish boys, and now are whipped into a frenzy due to the death of the Arab teen, a death caused almost certainly by one of their own.
All of this was a prelude to war, but there is more. Although some leaders in the Muslim world have urged ceasefires during the Islamic feast of Ramadan (this year from June 29 to July 27) there are many examples of battles in Ramadan being carried out during and since the times of Mohammad. Ramadan, like any religious holiday of any religion, helps to focus its adherents on the practice of their religion. So does religious fasting. And Islam commands its followers to fight against all non-Muslims as their religious duty. Now we have a war between Israel and the Muslim world at a time when they are most aware of their “religious” duties. A war that is the result of years of Hamas firing rockets into Israel from Gaza, Muslims kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers (and years of other kidnappings and/or murders), and Muslims burning to death a gay Arab teen-ager.
The war is currently located in the south of Israel along the Gaza border. It seems to have begun Monday night (Monday afternoon EST) (some reports say early Tuesday morning), and is called by Israel “Operation Protective Edge.” Israel has called up 40,000 reservists although it is still unknown if a ground offensive will be used. About 100,000 households in Gaza have been contacted (by Israel) and warned to move away from the border, this suggest an imminent ground invasion, yet, for many reasons Gaza, unlike Judah and Samaria, is not a good place for a ground invasion.
It is often said that Israel usually wins the wars and loses the peace. Israel lost the war when the IDF (Israel Defense Force) was led by a liberal and this lead to a victory by Hezbollah. Of course Israel always loses the peace when there is a liberal and sometimes when there is a conservative in power, but this is not the point of this story.
Strangely the White House is saying that Israel has a right to defend itself – but that may be simply because they know that Israel will win (the briefest and best analysis is here) and with so many other things going wrong for them they need to be on the winning side for once. It may also be that Obama will change his mind, or come out tomorrow expressing some fuzzy thought on the issue. Or he might simply be too busy playing golf or pool to say anything at all. Nothing would surprise me at this point, anyway the war may take America’s attention off its’ southern border before things get any worse, as they most certain will.
All this leads me to wonder what will John Kerry (the only American gigolo to become Secretary of State) do? Will he continue to insist that Israel negotiate with the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? Or will he flip-flop and stand (or pretend to stand) with Israel? Doesn’t this war make his previous attempts to “make peace” look rather foolish? (Yes, I know, he always looks foolish). Comedian Dennis Miller may have had the best solution to the problems of the Middle East – he suggested that America drop ‘the big portobello.’ But we had better hurry – before Iran attempts to drop one on us, or Israel.
The Obama administration uses a short-lived cartoon series template to manage its affairs. There is no end of repercussions for the US public
The Obama administration has suffered so many epic scandals that it is hard for any newsroom, much less an individual journalist, to keep up with what is boiling over on the political stove. Unfortunately, White House tethers to the mainstream news media are at an all-time high. Perhaps using the word ‘tethers’ is too passive an analogy. The current relationship between our ‘free press’ and the White House is an umbilical cord. A few media giants readily take the stem cells (talking points) offered by the host and happily embark on creating tissues of lies.
What is the look of this umbilical cord? Let us start with the recently departed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. He is married to Claire Shipman, an ABC network senior correspondent. Personally, I am glad the man has vacated the podium. He was a master of platitudes. President Obama’s Special Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood? Is her husband a tinker, tailor, soldier or sailor? Nope. Ben Sherwood is the president of the ABC news network. What about Ben Rhodes, the man who was the architect of the Benghazi “talking points”? His brother is the CBS network president. So, it comes as no surprise when in a June 26 CBS news video we are asked to endure another assault on our common sense as the President of the United States (POTUS) reminds US citizens there are “phony scandals” afloat in Washington and we should not be “cynical”. At this point, I envision the naked man in the closet and the wife grasping the sheets. Do not be cynical. It is not what it seems.
Are you one of the many viewers who depend on ABC or CBS for an unbiased cavalry-charging attempt to get at the truth regarding the preventable death of an ambassador in Benghazi? Do you look to them for clarity regarding any number of bumbling international mishaps by the current administration? Do you love Meet the Press because they court the unvarnished truth? Imagination is not inspiration. And neither imagination nor inspiration are the bedrock of healthy policy initiatives.
The scandals that continue to rock the people of the US are of immense importance for the future of our Republic. As the latest scandal flashes on the screen, I can now be found muttering, “Diaper Man flies again.” Diaper Man was the leader of a short-lived cartoon series titled Mighty Heroes. He was a fully articulate baby and the brains of the heroic group. He is joined by Strong Man, Rope Man, Tornado Man and Cuckoo Man. Together these mighty heroes find themselves engulfed in ludicrous situations, which are then orchestrated into even worse situations. Combat ineffective, they fall prey to a villain but (continue reading at Daily Times Pakistan)
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