Low Popahirum, National Edition (8-5-14)

A two-star U.S. Army general was killed, according to media reports. If confirmed, the combat death of the general would make him the highest-ranking U.S. service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. An official at the German embassy in Washington said its military said the attack occurred at 12:23 p.m. in Kabul, and wounded a German brigadier general.” – Washington Post

“Since I have come into office, there’s almost no economic metric by which you couldn’t say that the U.S. economy is better and that corporate bottom lines are better,” said Obama. “None.”  – Breitbart

“Still aquiver from the series of moral orgasms induced in them by the financial crisis of 2008–09, progressives have not recovered sufficiently to think with any depth or imagination about our main economic problems. This is evidenced by a symposium published in the current issue of Dissent, under the heading ‘Beyond Stagnation.'” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

That’s not an excuse for Israel to do whatever it wants in responding to Hamas — even Oz says in the interview that he thinks the IDF’s gone too far at times — but when the rest of the world greets this conundrum with either indifference or noisome support for Hamas, don’t expect Israeli public opinion to quaver at their disapproval. The ol’ ‘root causes’ argument works both ways. What do critics like Geraldo suppose is the root cause for near-unanimous Israeli support of the mission in Gaza, a mounting death toll and international opprobrium notwithstanding? Is it bloodthirstiness or rather a weary determination to cripple Hamas knowing that Israel will be demonized come what may?” – Hot Air

“A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan.” – Washington Examiner

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.” – Daily Caller

The exhortation in the title of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie — America: Imagine the World Without Her — suggests that it is going to be an exercise in what they call ‘counter-factual’ history. In other words, imaginary history. History as it didn’t happen. And the opening of the film appears to bear this out, since we watch as an actor (John Koopman) portraying George Washington is shot and killed by a British sniper. Thereafter, however, the alternative history of our country, a history in which (presumably) the Revolutionary War was lost and the United States as we know them never came into existence as a single country, is forgotten, along with all other forms of idle speculation. Instead, we are taken straight into quite a different movie, one consisting of a rapid survey of real American history, organized so as to constitute a refutation of the late Howard Zinn’sPeople’s History of the United States.” – American Spectator

“As a number of former senior Israeli officials pointed out in the course of Operation Protective Edge,  Jerusalem had only two possible strategic options to choose from as it entered this fight.” – PJ Media

‘I’m a vegetarian,’ she says, and you can see the waiter (at the Argentinian steakhouse) stiffen a bit. ‘So if you could make all the dishes fish or vegetables, that’d be wonderful.’ Confused—punch drunk, almost, at the audacity of the thing—the waiter stumbles away to consult with the chef. He comes back moments later with a compromise: They’ll allow her to skip the chef’s tasting menu if everyone else still wants to partake. It doesn’t make any economic sense, you see, for her to do it this way. She’d be better off just ordering veggies individually.” – Washington Free Beacon

“Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Monday accused Democrats of engaging in a ‘war on whites‘ in the current immigration debate.” – The Hill

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