Low Popahirum, National Edition (7-18-14)

“Apologists for Hamas attribute the bloodlust to the Israeli occupation and blockade. Occupation? There is not a soldier, not a settler, not a single Israeli in Gaza. Does no one remember anything? It was less than ten years ago that worldwide television showed the Israeli army pulling diehard settlers off synagogue roofs in Gaza as Israel uprooted it settlements, expelled its citizens, withdrew its military, and turned every inch of Gaza over to the Palestinians.” – Charles Krauthammer/National Review

“It is difficult to find a subject on which the Western media is more monolithic in its view than the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Despite the uncontroverted fact that the latest round of fighting – like virtually all the other rounds of fighting – was unquestionably started by the Palestinians, and that the Palestinians have rejected a cease fire, the media are virtually unanimous in claiming that this conflict and all other conflicts in the region are the fault of the Israelis.” – RedState

“As everyone now knows the campaign against US forces back in 2006 failed.  The attackers were counter-encircled by US-led forces who established intelligence assets of their own to find and destroy the enemy. Much effort was put into tracking back weapons smuggling routes back to their sources, including explosively formed penetration IEDs whose cores were manufactured in Iran. US conventional units provided the ‘top cover’ for the intel guys who went out to look for the enemy.” – PJ Media

“The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a company cofounded by Paul Pelosi Jr. with fraud on Wednesday after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business.” – Washington Free Beacon

“On Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in regards to the nature of the deadly attack on a Malaysian passenger plane which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 people, what the United States knows so far, and what steps the U.S. and its allies are prepared take to address this escalation of hostilities.” – Hot Air

“We should have known that an inevitable side effect of a distant central government spending these billions is that road construction isn’t determined by local supply and demand. Often ‘mass’ transit carries few passengers, while nearby roads are congested.” – John Stossel/Reason

“As it turns out, Crudup raised all of the $144,685 his PAC took in from exactly one source: Haley Barbour’s political machine. A report filed with the Federal Election Commission reveals that Mississippi Conservatives, the political-action committee founded by the former Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman and run by his nephew, Henry, provided that money to Crudup’s group in four installments. The first, in the amount of $62,685, came on June 10, a week after the race was thrown into a runoff. Cochran and his allies were looking to increase voter turnout across the state, particularly among African Americans and Democrats who had not voted in the June 3 primary.” – National Review

“So, what does the nerviest, most contemptuous man on this earth do when he learns about the murders? Mr. Vladimir Putin calls his pal, Barack Obama, and says, ‘There’s been a terrible accident. Let’s try to figure it out.’ Putin knows that Obama is so weak, so used to being used and abused by Putin, that he’ll just wag his tail and bow with happiness that Putin actually called him.” – Ben Stein/American Spectator

The internet is blowing up over a giant mysterious hole that appeared in Siberia, Russia. The hole is more than 260 feet in diameter. There’s no word on how deep it is, but it appears to be very deep.” – ABC 13, Houston

“With less than four months to go until Election Day, Democrats increasingly have no confidence in the Obama White House’s political instincts. As a result, more and more Democratic candidates are avoiding the president when he comes to their neighborhood. Senator Mark Udall famously avoided showing up with Obama at a fundraiser in the senator’s honor in Colorado last week. John Foust, the Democratic congressional candidate in a suburban Virginia district just outside Washington, D.C., snubbed the president this week by failing to show up for a presidential event in his area.” – John Fund/National Review

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