Saturday, July 26, 2014

Obama set to give 'child' illegals 'refugee' status BEFORE they even arrive in the US!

As the UN pushes to designate illegal aliens from Central America as 'refugees', Obama sees an opportunity to pursue a similar route...however, BEFORE they even get here!
LibertyNews: An intel report that was recently leaked and discovered proves people fleeing Honduras for the U.S. are not running away from something in their home country, but are instead running to the U.S. for the promise of the social welfare system. But those facts mean nothing to the Obama Administration. It looks like the White House i about to begin shipping people directly from Honduras into the U.S. without them ever stepping into Mexico to get here. Via NYT.
"Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises."
Again, it has already been proven the majority of people coming here are coming for free social services. Leaked intel documents make it impossible to argue.

Yet, the Obama looters are going to illegally begin importing these people anyway?

Additionally, as soon as the U.S. starts getting into refugee talk, the United Nations will begin taking a much closer look. And that opens up a whole different can of worms.
Related links: Obama set to give child immigrants refugee status BEFORE they arrive in the US
Obama Planning To Give Refugee Status To Illegal Aliens

Obama Says U.S. Could Start Limited Refugee Program in Central America

This was obviously Obama's proposal upon meeting with tres presidentes on Friday...
NYDailyNews: During a meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, President Obama emphasized the need to stop children from putting themselves in danger while traveling to the U.S. border alone. In a joint statement, the Presidents said they agreed to work together to address issues including gang violence and drug traffic.

President Obama pressed Latin American leaders Friday to do something to stop the tens of thousands of children traveling alone to the U.S. border.

After meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Obama told reporters he emphasized American compassion for the children.
I seem to recall Obama explaining that he doesn't have the power to stop all deportations through executive order...not once, but twice! In 2011:



And in 2013, saying briefly to a heckler, "Actually, I don't":



Related link: Barack Obama Tells Illegal Alien Hecklers: 'I'm on Your Side Man'

Yet, we've got this proposal. And apparently, he's pursuing this lawlessness through a little thing that liberals, progressives, STATISTS have perfected: the art of redefining words...
Revisedhistory: The religious and political Left loves to play word games and if you understand where the Left is coming from you will realize that they use language as a weapon of war and that the words they spout at us don’t mean what we think they mean. That is part of their offensive against us.

Have any of you noticed with the big fuss over illegal aliens coming into this country by the millions how the terminology has changed. Awhile back the illegal aliens were called just what they were. Then that was shortened to just “illegals.” A short time after that they became “undocumented workers” and they are now being relabeled as “refugees.” There is a pattern to all this, an evolution of the Leftist agenda, if you will.
So the word play dictates they're 'refugees' now...THEY'RE NOT REFUGEES! Never have been. Remember that leaked intel report?
PatDollard: 90% expect to be made citizens…

Excerpted from Breitbart Texas: An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States.

The EPIC report indicates that the belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until ‘misperceptions’ about U.S. immigration benefits were no longer prevalent . The report also states that the migrants cited Univision and other other outlets as having shaped their views on U.S. immigration policy. Another implication of the report is that family members already in the U.S. are encouraging the minors to come and organizing the travel with smugglers. EPIC is a widely respected intelligence analysis group and was initially staffed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Related links: FIRST LADY OF GUATEMALA: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS NOT REFUGEES ESCAPING VIOLENCE
Krauthammer: US cannot treat illegal immigrants as refugees

So, what do we do? Sen. Jeff Sessions suggest that we MELT the phone lines in DC as a first step towards stopping Obama's planned executive amnesty!
Breitbart: Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.

“The American people have begged and pleaded for years for our laws to be enforced,” Sessions said in his statement. “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their jobs, wages and communities first. Every citizen should pick up the phone and ask of their congressional representative: where do you stand?”

Sessions said that it would be wrong for any member of the House or Senate to support any border crisis bill that doesn’t end DACA and block the president from expanding it. “No Member—House or Senate, Democrat of Republican—should support any bill with respect to the border crisis that does not include language explicitly prohibiting the Administration from taking such action,” Sessions said. “Congress must foreclose any possibility of these unlawful executive actions before congressional funding is granted. This is an essential precondition.”

Sessions said that expanding DACA to another 5-6 million illegal immigrants “would effectively end immigration enforcement in America.”
And while We The People apply that heat, there are some House Republicans actually discussing the option of impeachment should the president continue to ignore the laws he is constitutionally required to uphold and attempt such a blatant amnesty by executive fiat. I know... I have the same doubts as you that the wide array of quislings in the Republican Party could or would unify behind such action, but...there's a strong enough message in the mere mention of it that still gives the White House reason to pause.

Related links: Limbaugh ‘Embarrassed’: I Didn’t Foresee the Regime Going to Honduras to Assume the Role of Coyote
RUSH: Why Doesn’t The President Of Honduras Do Something To Fix His Country’s Problems?
RUSH: Only Chance For GOP To Win White House Is Amnesty Was Bunch Of ‘CRAP’ From The Get-Go
DEM REP BRAGS HE'S WORKING WITH OBAMA TO GIVE 5 MILLION ILLEGALS AMNESTY
Understanding the cost of illegal immigration

ADDENDUM I: Oh, and can you tell by the pictures now, it's a collective stretch to constantly refer to them as 'the children'...
Breitbart: On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were "hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally."

"We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders," Patrick said. "We estimate we have 100,000 gang members here illegally."

Patrick also observed during his trips to the border and detention centers that many of the "young children" are teenagers and with parents and family members. He said there is a concern that some are "gang members" and that potential terrorists can exploit the porous border.
ADDENDUM II: On Monday, Rush picked up on Gutierrez's gushing Friday...


“Democrat Leader Accidentally Spills The Beans About Real Reason For Amnesty on Live TV.” This from BizPac Review. “US Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., inadvertently tipped the Democratic Party’s hand Friday on why they so doggedly pursue amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. While appearing on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ Gutierrez crowed about going to the White House later in the day to ‘negotiate’ how the president, with a stroke of the pen, can legalize up to 5 million illegal immigrants.

“President Obama‘s expected executive action will, in effect, not only nullify the immigration laws of the United States, but serve to create a legion of brand new Democrat voters. A fact that didn’t escape Gutierrez.”

He’s all happy about this. “It’s pretty clear the Democrats want amnesty and are flooding the country with new illegals in the hopes of overwheling the electoral system with more Democrat voters addicted to handouts and freebies.” And the quote from Luis Gutierrez, “When you use — when public policy is defined through electoral goals and the goals of a party, then human rights and civil rights always suffer. We must put the rights of the people ahead of benefits that we might construe come to our party.” Luis Gutierrez gave up the ghost on national TV.
Related link: Reminding Gutierrez and Obama of their only oaths (and Grijalva)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Israelis, celebs set the record straight on Gaza's attacks on Israel

Our liberal media is pathetic, always on the wrong side of everything. And the coverage of Israel defending itself from Hamas rockets, daring to go on the offensive against Obama's pals, Hamas, is no exception. Constantly buying into the Hamas/Palestinian (or as Rush coined the phrase today, Hamasian) narrative.

With that in mind, it's refreshing to see that there are folks who can go toe-to-toe with these mediaites, and school them for Israel, America and the world to see...

Israeli cabinet member, Naftali Bennet set the record (and Wolf Blitzer) straight on Gaza's attacks:



Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer OWNS CNN's coverage of the conflict:



And there's been a few outspoken not-so-conservative celebs out there who've finally had enough of the Jew-bashing as well...GOOD!

Howard Stern defends Israel: "F*** Off!"..."If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America":



Related links: Howard Stern: Roger Waters Of Pink Floyd Should “Shut His Mouth” About His Anti-Israel Views
Caller Learns It’s a Very Bad Idea to Call Howard Stern and Bash Israel: ‘F*** Off!’

Joan Rivers ditches comedy for a moment and delivers an EPIC pro-Israel rant:



Related link: Joan Rivers’ epic, must-see rant in defense of Israel: ‘You’re all insane!’

We need more voices raised in America to let our Jewish ally know #AmericaStandsWithIsrael!

Related links: Too Much! RUSH: CNN Has Chosen Sides On Israel-Hamas Conflict
RUSH LIMBAUGH: ‘Thank God For Bibi Netanyahu’
Cruz: "Obama Admin The Most Anti-Israel Admin This Government Has Ever Had"
UGH: Netanyahu spokesman asked about ‘war crimes’, endures hostile interview on MSNBC
All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

A mark of solidarity with Mosul Christians

Noticed this image on more Facebook and Twitter profiles?


Well, here's what it's all about...
NRO: There is a mass exodus of Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. The Muslim fanatics who have taken over the city, calling themselves the Islamic State, issued an ultimatum to the city’s Christians earlier this month, saying that if they did not leave by Saturday, July 19, they “must convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face ‘death by the sword.’” As of Tuesday, most of the city’s estimated 3,000 Christians had fled.

Further, the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had marked homes and businesses owned by Christians with a red, painted ن (pronounced “noon”), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the equivalent to the Roman letter N. The ن stands for Nasara or Nazarenes, a pejorative Arabic word for Christians.

The ن is now being shared on social media as a symbol of solidarity with the Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes.
There's also a hashtag campaign...
CP: People around the world are uniting with persecuted Christians in Iraq through the Twitter hashtag "WeAreN," meant to reference the "N" painted on the doors of Christians in Iraq that make them a target for militant Islamists.

Supporters have either changed their Twitter photo to an image of the Arabic letter ن or "N", which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian" in Arabic. Members of the jihadist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have invaded towns, including Mosul, demanding Christians either convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. To identify the Christians in the town, members of the ISIS have painted the "N" on their front doors.

The Church of England changed its profile to the Arabic letter for "N," writing: "We are changing our picture to stand with those showing solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in Mosul #WeAreN."

The ISIS invasion of Mosul has forced reportedly 10,000 Christians to flee to more secure areas in northern Iraq that are controlled by Kurdish forces. Mosul is the country's second largest city and has a 6,000-year-old Assyrian history. Assyrians are a semitic peoples distinct from Arabs and Jews and are Christians.
Here are the genuine refugees! These are a people being displaced not by their own devices, but by an invading force; not seeking a new state of welfarism, not overrunning another land, not attacking another people, but desiring a peaceful life in their homeland to worship God Almighty. To a mainstream liberal media, who bombards us with illegal children pouring over our borders, as well as those used by Hamas as human shields, in both cases to misdirect their blame towards political rivals: What about these children? In our hyper-political world, I think it's important to draw these distinctions.

Whether it's the secularism of the West dealt with daily or the bursts of physical annihilation by Eastern radicalism, don't you think it's time for all of Christendom to set aside the timidity, speak honestly against these evils, and stand up for the righteousness of our Christian brethren, especially those who know and live a severity of persecution that I pray would never befall us? In your circle of friends, this little Arabic letter might provide that opening.

In the meantime, while the international community remains immobile thus far, continue to pray for these persecuted, while raising awareness about the fate of Mosul's Christians.

Related links: #ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians
A mark of solidarity with Mosul Christians
Mosul Christians: And Then There Were Nun
Iraq jihadists blow up 'Jonah's tomb' in Mosul: official
'They are savages,' say Christians forced to flee Mosul by Isis

Prager explains the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a nutshell

Dennis Prager gives one of the most concise explanations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict out there, so thought it high time to share if you've somehow missed it!



It IS just that simple.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Levin talks with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs about Hamas' attacks on Israel

Wow. What a breath of fresh air to hear an elected official espouse common sense...wish we could find more of this in America these days!
John Baird, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs calls in and talks about the situation in Gaza - Canada's relationship with Israel and how they are supporting them against Hamas.


Related links: RUSH: Another Atrocity In The Whole Israel-Hamas Situation: Missiles Found In Schools
Israeli Amb. Ron Dermer OWNS CNN's Coverage of Conflict

Rush on the way liberals work: Americans who love America & liberals who don't understand why

Rush reported this morning on the latest discombobulations of the Obama administration's lack of concern for our southern border, and in doing so, honed in on liberalisms approach, what they're doing to our country, and simply how wrong they are about our border crisis and illegal immigration, as well as their lack of understanding Americans who genuinely love America!


"Obama needs a team of experts on the Southern border to go down and study whether or not there’s a problem when he’s got governors all over this country, all over the border who are going crazy trying to protect the people that live in their states?

Now, if Obama’s team of experts — if they get back alive, ’cause, I mean, that news that Governor Perry had last night? I mean, 203,000 people in the last five years were booked into jail. That’s not the total number that came across. That’s just the number came across ended up in jail — and of those 203,000, 3,000 homicides, 8,000 sexual assaults.

So Obama’s team of experts could be in danger as they go down and study the border. If they get back alive, and if they are able to report their findings to Obama, maybe then Obama will then appoint a blue ribbon panel to study the problem a little more in depth. This is the way liberals do things."
Picking up on 'the way liberals do things,' Rush used the example of the racialist La Raza president to explain how what's going on at the border is all about liberals not liking this country...
"Now, here's the point. What's going on down at the border, this La Raza babe says that when she hears some people showing up shouting "USA, USA," that what she hears is hatred cloaked in patriotism. And let me just tell her how she's wrong. This is Janet Murguia, the CEO of La Raza.

Janet, what you're hearing when you hear people at your speeches shouting, "USA, USA," you're hearing love. The people of Murrieta, California, love America. They don't hate it, and they don't hate you, and they don't hate these kids crossing the border. They love America. The truth of the matter is that what's going on at the border here, the Democrat Party is helping attract people like those who are coming, by criticizing, by blaming. This country is evil. This country's filled with injustice. This country is filled with racism and sexism, and we must let these people in to prove to the world how we're not any of those things and so forth.

The fact is that the people behind this, the people who are trying to engineer a permanent underclass of voters for the Democrat Party, they are the people that have a problem with America. These people that are coming in the country that are downtrodden and poor, you know why they're downtrodden and poor? Because America made 'em that way. That's what they think. We got too much. They don't have enough. It's unfair. We should be forced to give them what we've taken from them in the first place. That's what's driving all of this."

"There's a reason why Obama is not gonna visit the border, and that's because once you see what's going on there, you have no choice, you got to shut it down. But if he doesn't go, if he doesn't see it, then he won't shut it down. And he does not want to shut this down. The Democrats do not want to shut this down. The Democrats think we deserve this.

The Democrats think that somehow it's this country's fault that these people are living the way they're living. It's either our thirst for drugs that's causing the existence of the drug cartels or it's the fact that our economic policies have resulted in us getting all the goodies in the world and depriving the rest of the world what was rightfully theirs. It's the same belief why there are poor people in America, is the rich stole it from 'em, the rich have an unfair share, and they got rich on the backs of the poor. So we gotta raise taxes and give it to the poor to make it even 'cause this country's so unjust. It's the same thinking.

There is poverty in Mexico and El Salvador, Ecuador, and Guatemala, because we have taken all the good stuff. We get all the money. We make all the products and we export all the oil and we use all the oil and we're polluting the planet. We're destroying the plane, and these people are in dirt-poor poverty, it's our fault, and they only have a right to improve their lives, and if they happen to do that by coming here, who are we to say no? And that's what's driving this. There's no love driving this. None. The people who love this country are the people like those in Murrieta who show up and tell Janet Murguia "USA, USA." They are expressing love for their country, not hatred for somebody else.

And another thing: Opposing liberalism does not equal hate. But that's what they want it to be. You oppose Obama, you hate him. You oppose Biden, you hate him. You oppose La Raza, you must hate Hispanics. If you oppose the Reverend Jackson, you must hate blacks. Screw that, folks. There isn't any hate that drives any of this. What drives this, what drives this partisan divide is love for this country that we all feel, and the shock and the anger and the fear when we see what's happening to it."
RIGHT ON, Right On!

Recall that age-old adage: 'Love it, or leave it!' Well, today's liberals are attempting to turn that phrase on its head. They don't love it, so they want to leave everything that makes America 'America' behind. We beg to differ.

Related links: Amnesty Debate is About Love, Not Hate
Rick Perry vs. Obama on the Border

Fed study: Shorter jobless benefits lead to higher employment

Egad! And it took how much taxpayer funding to discover something that should be common sense?
BizTalk: If unemployment benefits were cut off earlier in 2013, the long-term unemployed would have been more likely to be re-employed, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

If the benefits, called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, expired earlier in 2013, “workers with 46 or more weeks of continuous unemployment would have been 1.2 to 2.1 percentage points more likely to become re-employed,” the St. Louis Fed reported. ...

Here is a summary and the full report.
Yes, if you cut the spigot of welfarism off, more people will learn to swim.

By Design: Obama admin was warned about illegal alien border crisis in 2011

Here's the $1.4B answer to what he knew and when he knew it! Should probably say they, because he will claim ignorance...
Breitbart: The Obama administration may have known as early as three years ago that an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America would be on its way.

An investigation by News 4 Tuscon found e-mails that revealed that in 2011, Tony Coulson, "the retired Drug Enforcement Administration's assistant special-agent-in-charge of the Tucson office until 2010," approached the Department of Homeland Security with non-profit groups "with warnings about the coming exodus and asked to meet with DHS in order to be prepared for the crisis." His "requests to meet went unanswered."

"Well, DHS and CBP were not prepared for this influx at all," he told News 4 Tuscon. "Even though there was ample warning to them about problems with children and the influx of children that were going to come in."

A recent Washington Post report discovered that the Obama administration knew about the influx of illegal immigrant children in 2012 but did nothing about it to protect Obama's reelection and because they thought it could jeopardize Obama's comprehensive amnesty legislation.

There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have entered the country since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 more in the next fiscal year.

As Breitbart Texas has been reporting, Obama's budget for the Health and Human Service's Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) may indicate that the White House was planning for the influx of illegal immigrant children. In fiscal year 2012, the Obama administration spent about $168 million on illegal immigrant children. But in "each subsequent year, that figure increased substantially." In fiscal year 2013, $376 million was spent, while $868 million has currently been spent in fiscal year 2014.
By design all along...in conjunction with the 'we can't deport children' attitude fervently promulgated by the ill intents of the racialists and balkanizers, and steeped within increased policies of welfarism and general lawlessness experienced over this same time span. Remaking America.

Related link: Balkanization Beckons

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Santorum, Cruz join Bibi: Obama aiding Hamas with FAA's 'economic boycott' on Israel (UPDATE)

Quite familiar with the political motivations of the current administration, Rick Santorum and Sen. Ted Cruz have joined Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in condemning what effectively amounts to Obama using the FAA to launch an 'economic boycott' on Israel.
Newsmax: President Barack Obama is using a Federal Aviation Administration ban on flights to Israel's largest airport as "an economic boycott" that is politically driven and that will only hurt Israel, Sen. Ted Cruz charged Wednesday.

The federal agency has forbidden U.S. carriers to fly in or out of Ben Gurion Airport for the past two days, a move Cruz and fellow conservative Republican Rick Santorum have sharply criticized.


"President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy demands," said Cruz, of Texas, Roll Call reported.


Cruz says the FAA ban hands Hamas a victory, a criticism voiced Tuesday by Santorum.


"I'm sure they believe they have the security in hand to protect domestic and international airlines, commercial airline flights, and that this is simply a slap in the face of the Israelis and a win for Hamas," the former Pennsylvania Republican senator told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
Did we not just discuss Obama's affinity towards these Islamo-Nazis over American and allied support for Israel?
Breitbart: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to ban all US flights to Israel as “totally unjustified.”

"There is no reason whatsoever for this mistaken decision,” said the clearly agitated Israeli leader. Netanyahu called Tuesday’s sudden and unexpected decision that bans all US carriers from flying to Israel “utterly unjustified” and serves as nothing more than a “huge reward for Hamas terrorism” in exchange “for absolutely nothing.”


Israelis were stunned and outraged by the FAA decision which, at a stroke, left the Jewish state almost completely isolated from the outside world at one of its most vulnerable moments. Nearly everyone agrees that in imposing the ban, the FAA, whether it intended to or not, handed the terror group Hamas by far and away its biggest and (perhaps only) victory in its current war against Israel.
Folks, this is no conspiracy theory, despite the light that the WH press and spokes-idiot want to make of it. For one, we have planes flying all over the world through much worse conditions. Obama's simply taking advantage of the situation at hand. Secondly, the Obama administration directs this action towards Israel, yet it unilaterally sends $47 MILLION of our tax dollars to Hamas, on top of our State Dept. excusing and defending the UN in giving rockets to Hamas! Allah forbid we impose economic sanctions on the ones who start this, indiscriminately lobbing missiles into Israel! Do the math...it ain't hard to figure out where Obama's loyalties lie.

Sen. Cruz is none too happy about the blatant disregard for our ally in the Holy Land, and has declared that he will hold all State Dept. nominees until questions are answered about this abrupt Israeli flight ban...
Cruz.Senate.gov: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced that he will hold all State Department nominees until the Obama Administration answers questions about its unprecedented decision to cancel flights to Israel, while at the same time announcing continuing aid that will be funneled to the terrorist organization, Hamas.

Earlier today, Sen. Cruz questioned whether the FAA’s decision to ban all U.S. flights to Israel amounted to an economic boycott of the nation and asked that five questions about the ban be answered. When asked about his remarks, a State Department spokesperson said the questions were “offensive and ridiculous."

“Serious questions were asked about the nature of a decision that handed Hamas a public relations victory and will cost Israel billions of dollars,” said Sen. Cruz. “The only thing ‘offensive’ about this situation is how the Obama Administration is spurning our allies to embolden our enemies; the only thing ‘ridiculous’ is the administration’s response to basic questions. Until the State Department answers my questions, I will hold all State Department nominees.”

The five questions Sen. Cruz is asking are below:
  • Was this decision a political decision driven by the White House? For instance, who was this decision made by - a career official, a political appointee, or someone else (at the FAA, State Department or White House?) 
  • If the FAA’s decision was based on airline safety, why was Israel singled out, when flights would be permitted into Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen? 
  • What was the FAA’s ‘safety’ analysis that led to prohibiting flights to Israel, while still permitting flights to Ukraine—where a commercial airline flight was just shot down with a BUK missile? 
  • What specific communications occurred between the FAA and the White House? And the State Department? Why were any such communications necessary, if this was purely about airline safety? 
  • Was this a safety issue, or was it using a federal regulatory agency to punish Israel to try to force them to comply with Secretary Kerry’s demand that Israel stop their military effort to take out Hamas’s rocket capacity?
Surrounded by enemies, even within their own borders...but they're the problem? Don't be fooled...


I could draw comparisons to what's happening to our own American southwest, but I'm sure you've already thought about that.

Related links: The UN Gave Rockets To Hamas So Hamas Fills Another School
UN says Israel should be investigated for war crimes in Gaza
Turkish PM Erdogan to CNN: "Israel is a terror state."

UPDATE: Ban LIFTED!
FrontPageMag: After Senator Ted Cruz’s warning that he would hold all State Department nominees until questions were answered about the political motive behind the FAA’s travel ban on Israel… the FAA suddenly reversed itself.

On the same day that the FAA had announced a 24 hour extension of the ban, the FAA turned around and reversed itself.

Instead of providing answers, the FAA lifted the ban.

GAO 'secret shopper' investigation finds fraud in Obamacare exchanges

I don't believe it! (dripping sarcasm)...
PJMedia: On Tuesday, Republicans released preliminary results of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) undercover examination of enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges.

Using fake information during an undercover “secret shopper” investigation, the GAO created 18 fictitious identities through the federal exchange by telephone, online, and in-person. In 17 of 18 attempts the GAO was able to obtain premium subsidies and health insurance with fake information through telephone and online applications. According to the report, 11 out of 12 fake applications for the federal exchanges were approved, with credits totaling $2500 per month ($30,000 per year).

During the investigation, fake shoppers provided fake documents, such as Social Security numbers and proof of income and citizenship. They found that “Federal contractors made no effort to authenticate documents applicants provided” and the fake ID and income information proved to be no impediment to enrollment. According to the report, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is not required to authenticate documentation. “The contractor told us it does not seek to detect fraud and accepts documents as authentic unless there are obvious alterations,” the GAO said.

As of July 2014 the fake enrollees continue to receive subsidized coverage for the 11 applications, including 3 applications where GAO did not provide any requested supporting documents.

When the GAO made attempts to sign up for federal subsidies in person, they were unable to obtain assistance in five of six attempts. “One navigator said assistance was not available because HealthCare.gov was down and another [declined] to provide assistance,” the preliminary report said, noting that navigaors have received tens of millions of dollars in federal grants to provide assistance to those in need of healthcare.

The report also pointed out that CMS officials still do not have the electronic capability to identify enrollees who have “put their policies in force” by paying their premiums. “As a result, CMS must rely on health insurance issuers to self-report enrollment data used to determine how much CMS owes the issuers for the income-based subsidies,” the GAO report said. “Work is underway to implement such a system, according to CMS, but the agency does not have a timeline for completing and deploying it.” ...

According to GAO, over 2.6 million application inconsistencies have been found for people who have signed up for health plans in the exchange. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on Wednesday morning with the GAO to discuss the findings of its report.
Let's discuss it. Let's talk about it. Horsepucky!

Expect more lip service, with little action...aside from those establishment members who are actually embracing it in attempts to manage this infringing leviathan! Under the current GOP leadership, the House cowards refuse to use their power of the purse that the Constitution grants them to defund this Obamanation, much less any other Democratic lawlessness.

What a huge waste of our money this so-called affordable scheme has sucked up at the expense of our liberties.

Related links: Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs
Watchdog Exposes Obamacare