Thursday, October 30, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Three white women who want nothing at all to do with President Obama

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Nation

Three white women who want nothing to do with Barack Obama: Erick Erickson
Harry Reid getting desperate; now whining about impeachment...: WZ
Debunking The Myth of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant: Ben Shapiro

Bombshell Report: WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume: PJM
Millions flow to 4 senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting: Tori Richards
Alan Grayson wife and kid now on food stamps: FAM

Mitch McConnell is a Modern Day Sir John French: Leon Wolf
La Raza Promotes WaPo Guide--Where People Can Vote Without An ID: Patrick Howley
Democrats Have an Ebola Problem: John Kass

Economy

Obama’s trashing of the economy: by the numbers: RS
9 Major Cities Experiencing a Shocking Level of Black Flight: Atlanta BlackStar
Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges: CNS

Scandal Central

Proof of machine voter fraud in Illinois county: Scoop
Chicago Official Illegally Offers Cash, Prizes for People who Vote: Aurelius
SEC Has Lucrative Business Feeding HFT Data A Few Seconds Early: Jon Shazar

Who is Going to Investigate Biden’s Boondoggle?: Dossier
How Convenient: Senate Ethics Committee Loses Ethics Complaint Against Harry Reid: Breitbart
Oops: Conscientious, dedicated, heroic … NYC Ebola Dr. ‘lied’ to authorities about NYC travels: Riehl

Climate & Energy

EPA to ban Argon, one of the largest components of the atmosphere: RS
Climate scientists now suffering ‘pre-traumatic stress disorder’: Twitchy
Oil Ship Hits Stockholm Archipelago: Daily Beast

Media

20-Year CBS Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda: Michael Krieger
Why We Reporters Are Taking Legal Action To Obtain Secret Documents in Terrorism Case: Attkisson
Coca-Cola’s Anti-Religious Positions: Erick Erickson

PunditFact Lies Again: Larry Elder
Chicken Wings and Chips for Lunch at Sidwell Friends: PJM
ABC, NBC Skip Midterms; Spend Time Attacking Christie for Flying ‘Off the Handle’ at Heckler: MRC

Video: Secret Service Agents Pay a Visit to Anti-Obama Artist Sabo: Blaze
Obama: “Only Vote Once – this isn’t Chicago”: Dossier
Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas, But Rally Against ‘Political Intimidation’ to Go : CNS

World

Ambassador: U.S. 'Warned By Everybody' About ISIS, But 'Did Almost Nothing': WS
Islamic State Overruns Another Town, Promptly Executes 30 Sunni Men: WZ
CAIR publishes list of American ‘Islamophobes’ — Will it become an ISIS ‘hit list’?: Dr. Rich Swier

Obama's War On Israel And The 'Chickenshit' Democrats: Lid
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) blasts Obama's chickensh*t comments: Matzav
Perry Demands Resignation of WH Official Who Called Netanyahu ‘Chickensh**’: WFB

Trying to Silence Bill Maher in the Cradle of Free Speech: Debra Saunders
If Ebola-treating medical personnel won’t self-quarantine, they must be quarantined anyway.: Moe Lane
Sweden becomes first European state to recognize Palestine: Haaretz

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

While Obama Officials Bloviate About ‘Science,’ DoD Fears Air Transmission of Ebola: Andrew C. McCarthy
Medicare Changes Could Limit Patient Access To ALS Communication Tools: Shefali Luthra
Lenovo Smartband doesn't just track fitness, it unlocks your computer: Rich Trenholm

Cornucopia

Obama will solve the Ebola problem just like he solved every other problem! :(: MOTUS
How High Will Your Health Insurance Premiums Go In 2015?: Hugh Hewitt
AR15 Coke Can Launcher Update: MyNameIsFoxtrot

Image: Taunton Teens Suspended Over Airsoft Homecoming Photo
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QOTD: "But you know the truth: The middle class is still in trouble. The middle class is still in trouble. You don’t have to know the numbers, you can feel it. You can feel it in your bones.

...According to all the statistics, all the economic Policy Institute, and all these groups that are outside experts in the economy, the gross domestic product means the nation grew over the last ten years by over 25 percent, and productivity went up over 30 percent. But middle class wages went up, according to this group, by only 14 cents. Hear me? 14 cents. You know it. You don’t have to know the number, but you know. The middle class has been left behind." --Vice President Joe Biden

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Biff Spackle Unveils the Spackle Decision Desk

Remember the movie 300, when King Leonidas punted the messenger of Xerxes into a bottomless pit while reminding him that "This. Is. Sparta."?

It would seem that America may be a few days away from drop-kicking the Democrat Party into the same pit while shouting "This. Is. America."

Here are the latest midterm election updates from our summer intern, @BiffSpackle:

GOP has big lead in South Dakota early voting

@ArgusMontgomery reports on how the GOP is winning the early vote in SD, http://argusne.ws/1DySFZh.

Poll: Young people ‘definitely voting’ actually want the GOP in charge

@CGDeaton reports how the latest poll that has Millennials wanting Republicans in control of the Senate, http://redalert.io/1tPF5ki.

Colorado's election 'day' nearly half over; signs of anxiety on left

@ByronYork reports on how the Dems are failing to get votes in Colorado’s first mail only election, http://washex.am/1q0njVg.

Michelle Nunn Plays Ignorant Over 'Prevent Another Ferguson' Flier

@AlexPappas catches Nunn pretending to be ignorant about the Ferguson flier, http://bit.ly/1rTz7Jn.

Eight Democratic Candidates That Are Embarrassing Their Party

@GCDickens details 8 gaffes from Dems that embarrass their whole party and the MSM ignored, http://bit.ly/103ZmFn.

#Fail: New York Times, Politico Reporters Dismiss BuzzFeed's Joni Ernst Hit

@NolteNC reports on how the latest attack against from BuzzFeed is getting torn apart by MSM reporters, http://bit.ly/1tE5a4C.

Hagan Twist Herself Into A Pretzel Refusing To Say If Obama Has Done A Good Job

@IJReview has the tape of Hagan twisting her in knots trying to avoiding commenting on Obama, http://bit.ly/1vilbtz.

Poll: Walker Leads Burke By 7 Points In Wisconsin

@RNCResearch breaks down the latest poll that has Walker up big, http://bit.ly/103ZV21.

Take Cosmopolitan seriously -- it's using shirtless male models to get out the vote

@KarinAgness writes about Cosmo’s latest form of talking down to young women by inferring that they will only show up to the polls if topless models take them, http://washex.am/1tPGreJ.

It Happened Again! Crowd Caught Leaving as Obama Is Still Speaking

@stuntbrain has the tape of a crowd leaving while Obama was talking, http://bit.ly/10zM4Sa.

Dem Fail of the Day: Begich doubles down on sexist attack

@AmandaCoyne reports on how Begich continues to belittle Lisa Murkowski, http://bit.ly/1tiDdzb.


Hat tip: Masked Avenger.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Job Growth for Immigrants Far Outpacing That of American Citizens

By Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota

The Gang of Eight immigration bill (S.744) passed last June would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country, as well as legalized illegal immigrants.

Both of New Hampshire’s senators voted for it.

An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that since 2000, 71 percent of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in New Hampshire has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal) — even though the native-born accounted for 65 percent of population growth among the working-age. As a result, the share of natives holding a job in the state has declined significantly. The decline in employment has been felt primarily by natives without a college education.

Among the findings:

  • The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in New Hampshire increased by 21,000 from the first half of 2000 to the first half of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job increased by just 8,700 over the same period.

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Courtesy of our pals at LiberalLogic101:




Hat tip: BadBlue News.

IT'S COME TO THIS: Obama has secret plans to import Ebola-stricken illegal aliens into U.S.

By Investor's Business Daily

Public Safety: To get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa, the State Department created plans to treat infected noncitizen doctors and health care workers in the U.S. This would put Americans' health at risk.

As we look for our new Ebola czar on the side of milk cartons, we can clearly see the chaotic handling of the few Ebola patients who have reached our shores. We watch shifting guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control etched in sand, the sending of U.S. soldiers into the hot zones of West Africa without any real plans on how to handle their return, and governors struggling to fill in the leadership gap left by the administration's malpractice.

The limited number of cases has burdened the few hospitals capable of handling Ebola with excessive costs and commitments of doctors and nurses — who put themselves at risk — as well as the task of finding all those that the infected individuals may have come in contact with. Quarantines are mandatory, then they are not, and self-monitoring is supposed to be enough to safeguard the health of the American people.

Despite historical and medical evidence that quarantines at the source of infectious epidemics are the only way to stem the tide, the Obama administration is not only refusing to impose a travel ban from West Africa, which Australia has imposed, but is actively considering bringing noncitizens who are infected to America to be treated.

Larwyn's Linx: Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended

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Nation

Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended: Jon Gabriel
“Voter Suppression” Street Theater: Erick Erickson
Ebola Czar MIA: RS

If Orwell Had Written ‘1984’ With Sarah Palin In Mind: Camp o' the Saints
Obama Not Campaigning for a Single Competitive Senate Race: MB
The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis: Michelle Malkin

Democrat Michelle Nunn Backs Amnesty: GotNews
Very Close to DOOM!! for Colorado Dems: Aaron Gardner
NY Billionaire Wants to Buy out the Second Amendment in WA State: GOA

Texas: Muslim Man Plastering Houston With ISIS Stickers: WZ
Wonderful: ObamaCare’s Lousy Website Easy to Hack: JWF
Incumbents Always Win: John Stossel

Economy

Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing as much as 78 percent: Times
Notes for Apres la Guerre: Part 1, MONETARY THEORY: Ann Barnhardt
Does Hillary Clinton Hate Business?: Stephen Moore

Scandal Central

State Dept.: Obama May Transfer Foreign Nationals with Ebola to US: Nice Deb
WOW: Secret Service Targets Anti-Obama Street Artist: GotNews
Border Patrol begs for help, fearing millions of legalized illegals: BPR

Media

Mark Levin: What Sharyl Attkisson reports in her new books is truly frightening: Scoop
Sheryl Attkisson: CBS Ordered Me to Present a False Account of Obama's Benghazi Statement: Ace
N.C. Republican Senate candidate called ‘Uncle Tom’ at Kay Hagan early vote rally: Scoop

Voter Fraud Looms Large in 2014 Election: MB
Pale Riders: The Moral Blindness of our Leading Liberals: Chris Floyd
Koch-Funded Democrat Tourette's Syndrome: Mark Steyn

The Fat Terrorist Will Sing: Daniel Greenfield
Wisconsin Crowd Begins Leaving During Obama Speech: Glob
UC Berkeley students organize to block "too right wing" Bill Maher from speaking on campus: LI

World

Dispatch from home: thank God for exile and injuries.: Carlos Eire
2 of 3 Muslims in Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Pakistan support a Caliphate: Robert Spencer
Muslims are 7.5% of France, 60% of Prisoners: IOTWReport

Bibi and Barack on the Rocks: Bret Stephens
The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here: Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
‘Who’s ‘chickensh*t’ again?’ After Bibi smear, WH spanked with cold truth: Twitchy

State Department: Throwing Molotov cocktails at passing cars doesn't make you a terrorist: Matzav
Europe: Thousands Take To The Streets To Drive Out Islam: Clash
Philadelphia: Muslim leaders demand arrest, execution of Bangladeshi politician: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Forgetting the Polio Epidemic: The Atlantic
Social Proof in the User Experience: Jennifer Cardello, NN/g
New low cost smart light could test for Ebola in just 30 minutes and be operated by anyone: Daily Mail

Cornucopia

“A Dirty, Dark Secret”: MOTUS
EPIC VIDEO of the NASA Antares explosion from airplane: Scoop
If this isn't a T-shirt, it should be.: Productive Class Revolt

Image: ‘Who’s ‘chickensh*t’ again?’ After Bibi smear, WH spanked with cold truth
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QOTD: "A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.

In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.

“This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying.

She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources." --Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How Much Does President Obama Hate Israel?

You would think that even a hardened ideologue like Barack Obama would grudgingly approve of the one peaceful, diverse, civilized, tolerant, multi-ethnicity, multi-cultural garden spot in the Middle East known as Israel.

But then you'd be wrong.

Two days after [Obama snubbed its defense minister], the Israeli government announced the construction of 1,000 new housing units in so-called East Jerusalem, including 600 new units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood that was the subject of a 2010 row with Joe Biden. Happy now, Mr. Vice President?

The real problem for the administration is that the Israelis—along with all the other disappointed allies—are learning how little it pays to be on Barack Obama’s good side. Since coming to office in 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed, against his own inclination and over the objections of his political base, to (1) recognize a Palestinian state; (2) enforce an unprecedented 10-month settlement freeze; (3) release scores of Palestinian prisoners held on murder charges; (4) embark on an ill-starred effort to reach a final peace deal with the Palestinians; (5) refrain from taking overt military steps against Iran; and (6) agree to every possible cease-fire during the summer’s war with Hamas.

In exchange, Mr. Kerry publicly blamed Israel for the failure of the peace effort, the White House held up the delivery of munitions at the height of the Gaza war, and Mr. Obama is hellbent on striking whatever deal the Iranians can plausibly offer him.

Oh, and Mr. Kerry also attributes the rise of Islamic State to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Maybe if the Israelis grovel a bit more, Mr. Obama will oblige them by recognizing a Palestinian state as his parting act as president. Don’t discount the possibility.

And now it's down to petty insults.

A "senior administration official" (Valerie Jarrett, anyone?) called Israeli PM -- and former special forces operator -- Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickens***". I kid you not.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

ANOTHER EBOLA CASE? Vermont Man Under Quarantine After Return From West Africa

Mike relays this late-breaking news from the Maple Syrup State:

A Vermont man began living under voluntary quarantine Monday upon returning from West Africa, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced at a news conference on Tuesday.

The measure is a precaution as the man has exhibited no symptoms of Ebola.

"There is extremely low risk, in my judgment, of this individual contracting Ebola," Shumlin said. "However we're going to take every precaution to keep the public safe and to act in this individual's best interest."

The man is a Rutland resident, city Mayor Christopher Louras wrote in a statement, which he posted on his Facebook page about 30 minutes after the conference.

Shumlin said the quarantine is taking place in Vermont but outside a health care facility. The man is housed in a "safe, rural setting" with a law enforcement presence. He will be monitored for 21 days, the governor said.

Acting Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan also spoke at the event. She said that health care workers are not using protective gear in caring for the man and have not received specialized training.

Shumlin declined to specify what kind of law enforcement was present, but he said the expenses were being covered by the state.

It would seem that the Center for Disease Control is as confused as the rest of this administration. The CDC now tells us that "the protocol for individuals who do not display Ebola symptoms but are returning from countries where the virus is widespread will be determined on a case-by-case basis."

In other words, they're winging it.


CHART O' THE DAY: Who Trusts Which News Sources?

RedState's 'streiff' ("Why @BuzzFeed isn’t trusted by anyone explained in one post") points us to some excellent charts from Pew Research on political polarization and the media.

Here's my favorite:

...At least as important as where people turn for news is whose news they trust. And here, the ideological differences are especially stark.

Respondents were asked whether they had heard of each of the 36 outlets listed in the accompanying graphic. For those they had heard of, they were asked about their trust – or distrust – in each source.

Liberals, overall, trust a much larger mix of news outlets than others do. Of the 36 different outlets considered, 28 are more trusted than distrusted by consistent liberals. Just eight earn higher shares of distrust than trust. Still, among those eight, the levels of distrust can be high: fully 81% of consistent liberals distrust Fox News, and 75% distrust the Rush Limbaugh Show.

Among consistent conservatives, by contrast, there are 24 sources that draw more distrust than trust. The same is true for 15 sources among those with mostly conservative views. And, of the eight outlets more trusted than distrusted by consistent conservatives, all but one, on balance, are distrusted by consistent liberals.

Also at play here is the degree to which people are more familiar with certain news sources than others. Some outlets such as CNN, ABC News and Fox News, are recognized by at least nine-in-ten respondents, meaning that more respondents offer a view of these outlets one way or the other. Outlets currently occupying more niche markets, such as Politico, the Economist or BuzzFeed, are known by only about a third of respondents. Thus, while they may elicit strong views in one direction, the share of respondents weighing in is relatively small.


Ben Smith hardest hit.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Say, how are Mr. Obama's "trickle up" policies working out for the poor and the middle class?

Mr. Obama and his sycophants have long pilloried "trickle down economics" (which only means people get to keep more of their money to save, invest and buy things -- as opposed to the government forcibly taking it, laundering it through their vast federal bureaucracy, and then redistributing it to favored constituencies).

Mr. Obama calls the latter approach "trickle sideways economics."

Others more properly refer to it as "trickle-up poverty."

The UK's Telegraph headlines their recap of the post-2009 malaise in plaintive terms: "Life under Obama sucks... and these numbers prove it" and has a chart that illustrates the point.

Quality of life is poor. Starting at the very bottom, poverty levels point to stagnation. In January 2009 the poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent. It rose to around 15 per cent and then fell back down in 2013 to 14.5 per cent (but the actual number of those in poverty remained the same from 2012). Things are worse for black Americans, whose poverty rate has risen in that same period from 25.8 per cent to 27.2 per cent...


...Not everyone’s doing badly, of course. The richest 10 per cent are the only group – the only group! – who saw their median income rise from 2010-2013. As the Washington Times points out, that’s the same period in which Barack Robin Hood Obama won re-election painting the GOP as corporate vampires. The richest people have seen their share of taxes decline quite dramatically under this “socialist” president – while, interestingly, the share of federal income tax paid by the middle class has, according to the IRS, slightly risen...

...In short, the middle class has good reasons to be frustrated with Obamanomics – especially given that the President has so often claimed to be on the side of the little man but has largely operated to the benefit of the super rich. In fact, I wouldn’t blame Mitt Romney if he secretly cast a ballot for Obama in 2012.

It's gotten so bad that Joe Biden stated that -- thanks to Obama's policies -- the "Middle Class has been left behind."

As Deroy Murdock recently observed, black Americans are worse off under Obama.

One hopes that more and more of the beleaguered urban poor emulate Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward to exact some political revenge against their oppressors.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: If It Damages America, It’s Good for Democrats

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Nation

If It Damages America, It’s Good for Democrats: Dennis Prager
How Barack Obama and Jerry Brown Sentenced Two Police Officers to Death: CHQ
Ex-CBS Whistleblower says Obama agency bugged her PC: Lid

California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions: Chuck Norris
Union Using Images of Battered Women to Defeat Republicans: MenRec
Back to Court: SAF Sues Over Restrictive Chicago CCW Rules: EBGC

Do-Gooder May Have Spread Ebola: MB
U.S. Ebola Commander Quarantined by Pentagon: WFB
Ebola nurse: far left Obama supporter with ties to CDC: GWP

Care About Israel? Vote Republican: Rich Baehr
Vulnerable Senate Democrats Almost Always Voted With Obama: Roll Call
House GOP still hasn’t filed lawsuit challenging Obama actions: Hot Air

Economy

What Hillary meant to say: "If you like your job, you can keep your job": WyBlog
‘Too late, Grandma': Hillary Clinton flip-flops, now says that entrepreneurs create jobs: Twitchy
“The hell with his minimum wage raise, we don’t have any jobs”: LI

Scandal Central

Whatever happened to the IRS targeting scandal investigation?: LI
CONFIRMED: CA Murderer a Known Illegal Alien, Cartel Member, Drug Dealer, Deported Twice: Treehouse
Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer: Post

National effort to scare churches into silence ahead of elections; ominous IRS warning: BPR
Voting Machines in Maryland Switch Republican Votes to Democrat: MB
Death threats: Chicago Black pastor forced to hide family after supporting GOP for governor: Scoop

Climate & Energy

Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go: WUWT
Fracking Boom Has OPEC Worried as Oil Prices Fall: RS
Post-Islamic Terrorist Attacks, CBC Wonders If Islam Is The “Green Religion”: Cove

Media

Democrat Media, Government: Obama Bumbling on Ebola is "Irrational Panic and Fear": Ace
Let Him Who Has No Metaphor Sell His Robe And Buy One: Herschel Smith
‘#YesWeDid make Jimmy Carter look competent’: UniteBlue hashtag hijacked by reality: Twitchy

Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership: RebelPundit
Elbert Guillory DESTROYS Kay Hagan in epic new ad: Scoop
Random Thoughts: Thomas Sowell

The Love Affair With Obamacare: Erick Erickson
Rush Limbaugh: 'We Need to Quarantine Chris Christie': Breitbart
Devastating Ad Links Charlie Crist’s Creepy Strip Club Donations To Sex Trafficking: Jerome Hudson

World

The Joint Chiefs Still Get It: This Ain't Hell
Iran's Pragmatic Camp: Exploit Obama's Weakness To Attain Nuclear Concessions: MEMRI
Poster girl for Kurdish freedom fighters in Kobane is 'captured and beheaded by ISIS killers': DailyMail

Hollywood & Terror-funding Qatar: Trevor Loudon
Re-setting the doomsday clock ~ Are we just a half minute before midnight?: Norman Hoooben
Five-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized in NYC With Ebola Symptoms, Just Returned From Guinea: JWF

Help for Middle East Christians: Cal Thomas
Living in Muslim Countries or Muslim-Administrated Places, No "Picnic": Shiloh Musings
In France, Hordes of Clowns Are Ravaging the Countryside and Attacking Citizens: Ace

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

TwC vs. FIOS: Kurt Koller
Futuristic Medical Implant Powered by Sound Waves: Singularity Hub
Windowless Planes Could Take To The Skies In 10 Years: BuzzFeed

Cornucopia

Watch One of the Greatest Political Speeches in US History: Signal
Cuomo to Possible Ebola Victims: Now That You've Got Some Time, Read My Book: MenRec
I don’t think this is what Ronnie meant by our “rendezvous with destiny.”: MOTUS

Image: Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go
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QOTD: "The left's worst crime in the Middle East is its craven love for tyranny, for grand empires built on race and religion, over the national and political rights of the minority. These Apartheid states are all they care about. Their greatest effort has been set not on resolving the stateless problems of the Kurdish minority, on the national borders of Armenia or ending the Turkish occupation and settlement of Cyprus-- but on adding yet another Arab-Muslim state to the region.

Palestine, the cynical project of Pan-Arabist and Pan-Islamist thugs, is the great obsession of the left. Because if there's one thing that the Middle East doesn't have enough of, it's totalitarian regimes built on Arab and Islamist identity. And the one thing it has too much of is democratic state with a non-Arab and non-Muslim majority. And that one thing is what they are committed to destroying." --Daniel Greenfield