Archive for Loony Leftists
Course you don’t.
The strong public support for the Massachusetts health care law has not wavered, despite the well-publicized troubles of the state’s new health insurance website, a new poll has found.
Sixty-three percent of adults said they support the law, which is intended to ensure that almost everyone has health insurance — the same percentage as in a similar survey conducted in 2011.
But get this:
Fewer than half the people questioned in the latest survey knew anything about the difficulties with the state’s health insurance website after it was retooled to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act, starting last October. The site often was down, and when it worked, consumers could not determine their eligibility for government-subsidized coverage and experienced other problems, forcing some to go without coverage temporarily and use paper workarounds.
Of course we like the law—we know nothing about it! It works, we love it. It sucks, we love it. We just love it. It’s ours and we love it.
Except it’s not our law. We had a law, called RomneyCare (love it or loathe it), but ObamaCare came along and kicked sand in its face. And everyone knows what a morsel of excrement that was.
But so what?
Ann Hurd is among the supporters, despite her firsthand experience with the balky website when she applied for health insurance in December.
“You weren’t able to get through to anything,” said Hurd, a poll respondent who agreed to answer follow-up questions from a reporter. “You’re just stuck there. You try like a week or two later and they get you to the next step. Then you were stuck there.”
Eventually, Hurd was able to learn the premium prices, which approached $500 a month, more than she said she could afford from her pay as a baker. Hurd, 39, of North Attleborough, joined the shrinking group of Massachusetts residents who are uninsured.
But still, she approves of the law. “I support it,” she said. “I don’t support the price.”
A law that was shoved down our throats (or up another orifice) to cover everybody ends up not covering Baker-Americans—and they’re cool with that! Unbelievable!
Aggie and I were talking the other day about the group-think mentality of this place. They listen to NPR and take the New York Times (two of the more propagandistic organs to exist since Joseph Goebbels left the business) and fancy themselves informed. Aggie suggested we start conversations at social events with “I was listening to NPR today, and…”, but instead of actually citing the taxpayer-financed drivel, switch to what Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage said. See how long the mindlessly-nodding heads continue to nod. I would try another tack. “I heard on NPR today that if you drink your own urine, your butt will get smaller.” “I read in the New York Times that Angela Merkel has a mole the shape of a groundhog on her left breast.” “Frontline had a program about how alien DNA means we’re de-evolving into pus in the next million years.”
If we were only dangerous to ourselves, maybe we could be ignored. But we’re like the Taliban. No matter how far removed we are from you, we can make your lives miserable.
Actually, we probably will.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, No. 2 in seniority in the House, lost his appeal Friday to get on the August primary ballot after Michigan election officials found problems with the Democrat’s nominating petitions.
The Secretary of State’s office affirmed a decision by Detroit-area election officials to keep Conyers off the ballot.
The ruling puts his 50-year congressional career in jeopardy unless courts intervene or he runs a successful write-in campaign. Conyers would mount a write-in effort if necessary in the heavily Democratic district, his campaign manager has said.
Racism, right? Keeping the black man down?
Conyers, 85, had appealed to the state after Wayne County officials said there were problems with some people who collected signatures. The circulators weren’t registered to vote or had listed a wrong registration address.
That can spoil petitions, under Michigan law, and as a result Conyers lacked the 1,000 signatures necessary to get on the ballot.
“A circulator’s failure to register is a fatal defect that renders all signatures appearing on a petition he or she circulated invalid,” the Secretary of State’s review said Friday.
He couldn’t get 1,000 legit signatures? Lame.
Ending Conyers’ career that way would be “pretty outrageous,” his lawyer, John Pirich, said this week.
Conyers also has mounted a legal challenge to have the Michigan election law at the heart of the dispute declared unconstitutional, and a federal judge is expected to rule later Friday.
I have no doubt he’d win a write-in campaign if it came to that. He rarely gets less than 80% of the vote.
We’d all be better off with him gone—more time to visit his wife in prison, oh wait, she’s been free for a year—but we do have him to thank for this perfect summation of Congressional oversight: “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill’… What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
So true, John, as we have learned to our dismay.
We get results, sadly:
A federal judge put Michigan Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, on the primary ballot Friday hours after state election officials declared him ineligible.
But Leitman’s injunction said a Michigan law that puts strict requirements on petition circulators is similar to an Ohio law that was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal appeals court in 2008.
Leitman said the free speech rights of Conyers and the circulators were harmed, an argument pressed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
There’s evidence that the failure to comply with the law was a “result of good-faith mistakes and that (circulators) believed they were in compliance with the statute,” the judge said.
No word on whether the state will appeal. In the meantime, kick away. Only about 400 people will notice.
Al Gore and Bill McKibben are about as current as George Jessel and Percy Faith. Out: Melting ice caps. In: Cannibalism.
Or, as Paul Ehrlich puts it: “We all have to eat, and it’s very destructive.”
Paul Ehrlich, best known for his prediction of human ‘oblivion’ 46 years ago, says that current population trends are on a course that could leave cannibalism as one of the only options.
Ehrlich claimed that scarcity of resources will get so bad that humans will need to drastically change our eating habits and agriculture.
He added that humanity is ‘moving in that direction with a ridiculous speed.
And he knows ridiculous when he sees it. In case you can’t place the name:
Ehrlich is widely known for his 1968 publication of ‘The Population Bomb’ which called for ‘population control’ to prevent global crises from overpopulation.
‘In the 1970’s the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death,’ he predicted.
‘Our children will inherit a totally different world, a world in which the standards, politics, and economics of the 1960’s are dead.’
Ehrlich claims that the dangers of overpopulation are once again growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action.
‘We all have to eat, and it’s very destructive.
The Left claims to love humanity, but they sure don’t act like it: killing babies; withholding medicine from old people; don’t get me started on their plantation mentality toward black people. Heck, they’re even burning killed babies for fuel.
Cannibalism doesn’t sound so outrageous, does it?
Now, I’m not saying famine is fun, but we already have it, a-plenty:
Today, famine is most widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, but with exhaustion of food resources, overdrafting of groundwater, wars, internal struggles, and economic failure, famine continues to be a worldwide problem with hundreds of millions of people suffering.
“Exhaustion of food resources” sounds like famine, hence a tautology, but the rest sounds mostly fixable. Stop war, internal struggles, and economic failure (another tautology?), and that leaves the issue of groundwater. If Israel can make the desert bloom, why can’t Africa? I mean it.
In spite of his dire predictions, so, perhaps, does Ehrlich and his co-author:
In his new book, called ‘Hope On Earth,’ Ehrlich worked with Michael Tobias.
‘There’s a tremendous amount of optimism in the book,’ said Tobais.
‘I really think we have a capacity to come to the aid of individuals.’
Tobias believes that young investors could hold the key to solving the problem, by investing in technologies to solve the problem.
I guess we’ll have to buy the book to learn which technologies.
PS: Lest there be any confusion, I am anti-famine. Don’t like it, never have, never will. It’s just that I think the causes of famine are more often political than environmental. I am a huge believer in “technologies”, but no amount of technology can overcome “war, internal struggles, and economic failure”. Those parts of sub-Saharan Africa that are economic basket cases are also political basket cases. I think there may be the faintest wisp of a link.
Legendary feminist scholar bell hooks ripped into Beyoncé during a panel discussion in New York this week, branding her ‘anti-Feminist’ and even a ‘terrorist.’
Ain’t I a Woman? author Gloria Jean Watkins – who goes by pen name ‘bell hooks’ was at a New School panel discussing the subject ‘liberating the black female body’ when she tackled the famous singer and her effect on young girls.
The subject was broached initially by Janet Mock, a transgendered activist and author, who wanted to discuss how inspirational she found the 32-year-old singer to be when writing her own book.
While noting she has issues with the controversial lyrics in Drunk in Love that refer to the domestic abuse between Ike and Tina Turner, for example, Mock lauded Mrs Carter for ‘owning her body and claiming that space.’
But hooks disagreed: ‘I see a part of Beyonce that is, in fact, anti-feminist – that is a terrorist, especially in terms of the impact on young girls.
She added that she was adding to the ‘construction of herself as a slave.’
bell then added that she believes it’s Bey’s money that talks.
She explained: ‘Wealthy is what so many young people fantasize, dream about, sexualize, eroticize…and one could argue even more than her body is what that body stands for…wealth, fame, celebrity – all the things that so many people in our culture are lusting for, wanting.’
The radical voice continued: ‘Let’s say if Beyonce was a homeless woman who looked the same way, or a poor, down-and-out woman who looked the same way -would people be enchanted by her?
‘Or is it the combination of all of those things that are at the heart of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy?’
What’d ya say, honey? I wasn’t listening.
May I ask all women and any men evolved beyond the stage of Australopithecus to log off the site for a moment, so we knuckle-draggers can settle the debate?
That’s what I thought.
Seriously, though, Ms. hooks seems to fantasize about (“dream about, sexualize, eroticize”) Beyoncé more than I do—”terrorist”, “slave”, “homeless”. Stop giving this “imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist” ideas!
That’s a laugh. Intolerance is as old as Hollywood (get it?).
The blacklist in Hollywood used to be against leftists. That was wrong, even if the truth has been revealed that the Marxist dupes (Lenin’s “useful idiots”) were being consciously and unconsciously manipulated by Moscow. That blacklist lasted about 13 years, from 1947 to 1960.
What about the blacklist against conservatives? How long has that been going on? Question for another time.
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been a haven for Hollywood’s elite since 1912 — two years before the City of Beverly Hills was even created.
But now some stars are rushing for the exits.
On Monday, a number of celebrities took part in a demonstration across from the famed Sunset Boulevard lodge, protesting not the hotel but its ownership — an investment group controlled by the Sultan of Brunei.
In late April, the small Muslim nation on the northern coast of the island of Borneo implemented Sharia law, marked by strong punishments for those found guilty of homosexuality or adultery — including stoning the convicted to death. The law was praised by the sultan, who isn’t just the country’s ruler but also a major political and cultural figure.
“We’re just making people aware,” Jay Leno, who was among the demonstrators, told CNN.
“It’s not a political issue. This is not something that’s debatable. … It’s people being stoned to death,” he said.
Omigosh, that’s awful!
[O]nce upon a time, Hollywood could make movies about the enemies of the United States and the free world.
But those days are gone. Today US political leaders believe there are no enemies, no war – just “overseas contingency operations” and “man-caused disasters.”
And, Hollywood is just as delusional. The California cowards are afraid to link Islam and terror and afraid to portray the horrors of fanatical Islamists who declared war on America over a decade ago.
Maybe someday Hollywood will wake up. We can hope.
RRRRRRING! I guess that’s Hollywood’s alarm going off.
[S]uch notables as Ellen DeGeneres and mogul Richard Branson have announced they won’t patronize the hotel or other properties in the Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels, which owns and manages the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air.
“I won’t be visiting the Hotel Bel-Air or the Beverly Hills Hotel until this is resolved,” DeGeneres tweeted to her 28.8 million followers.
Resolved…meaning what? Until Islam embraces homosexuality and feminism? I got news for you, Ellen, sweetie, it ain’t just Brunei:
The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum set for Los Angeles is about a month away. This landmark three-day gathering, which builds on highly successful events in Chicago and Atlanta, will highlight the U.S.-Saudi commercial and trade relationship and how U.S. companies can participate in Saudi Arabia’s extraordinary economic growth as well as provide a unique platform for American and Saudi executives to establish new and lasting business ties.
Saudis? In Los Angeles? Did I miss that boycott?
With its central location in Downtown Los Angeles, the JW Marriott provides a deluxe level of comfort and personal service within a unique hotel environment designed to reflect its location. Guests enjoy convenient access to LA, whether visiting the revitalized downtown area or other parts of the city.
The property features 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in Downtown Los Angeles and serves as the headquarter hotel for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The JW Marriott shares space with The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE in a distinctive 54-story tower designed by Gensler.
That was just last summer. And Hollywood was silent. Better late than never, I guess. We conservatives welcome our SoCal cousins to the censorious side of the street. We’ve been calling out Islam—some of us, anyway, calling out some Muslims—for over a decade, with nothing but silence or scorn from your lot. Come on in, the holy water’s fine.
Now, can you have a word with that other pillar of liberalism, academia?
A Saudi prince has donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to advance Islamic studies and further understanding of the Muslim world.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud — whom Forbes magazine ranks as the fifth wealthiest person in the world, with assets worth $23.7 billion — is the nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
“Bridging the understanding between East and West is important for peace and tolerance,” Alwaleed said in a statement released by Harvard.
At Harvard, the money will fund four new senior staff professorships as well as an endowed chair in the name of the 48-year-old billionaire.
While we’re speaking of Islamofascists and the Ivy League:
ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday questioned why Iran can’t have a nuclear program when the United States has one, repeated his inference that historical accounts of the Holocaust are myths, and denied that there are homosexuals in Iran.
“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” he said, to laughter and boos from the audience. ‘In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
But enough of pointing out the Left’s hypocrisies. We’d be here all day.
Christopher Cowdray, the Dorchester Collection’s CEO, said the celebrities and groups protesting are taking out their anger on the wrong place.
“The actions they’re taking are unfounded,” he said.
“It’s going to hurt our employees and this has nothing to do with them whatsoever,” he said. “It’s not their fight.”
The sultan has owned the Beverly Hills Hotel since 1987. The Dorchester Collection was established in 1996 to oversee that hotel and others in its luxury portfolio, including the Hotel Bel-Air, Paris’ Plaza Athenee and London’s Dorchester.
Cowdray said that celebrities wanting to influence politics in Brunei would be better off lobbying the U.S. State Department to take action.
That’s ridiculous. Whom does Hollywood know in Washington, DC?
Hey Hollywood, write your Congressman!
A few headlines from The Daily Caller:
RNC Spokesman Stands Up To CNN Anchor’s Blatant Bias On Republican ‘Racism’
‘Over The Line’: Even The DNC Blasts Liberal Website’s Attempt To Cast RNC Spokesman As Skinhead
UConn Prof. James Boster Harangues People Preaching Christianity: ‘Bull$#|+! Praise Darwin!
At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’ Is Now Racist And White People Can’t Use It
How about some from Newsbusters?
UCLA Professor: GOPers Are ‘Sick and Twisted’ Disseminators of ‘Pure Lunacy’
On MSNBC, WashPost’s Capehart Claims Some GOP Officeholders Have Praised ‘Virtues and Beauty of Slavery’
Barely News: Illinois Gov. Quinn Pulls Tweets Comparing Black Republicans to Jewish Nazi Collaborators
Quinn’s campaign enthusiastically retweeted its support for an outrageous April 17 column by Neil Steinberg at the Chicago Sun-Times. For all practical purposes, Steinberg equated African-Americans who might support Republican Bruce Rauner in November’s gubernatorial election against Quinn to “Jews (who) collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round up their own people in the hopes they’d be the last to go.” Quinn’s people quietly deleted the tweets, according to the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, “after local Jewish community officials quietly communicated their outrage to the governor.” Given that the time between the tweets and the deletes was apparently a few days, and that the sort-of apologies came almost a week after Steinberg’s column, I’m not detecting a lot of sincerity here.
Sorry, I can’t leave it this way on a Saturday evening. Howsabout a little left-on-left crime?
Randi Rhodes Quitting Radio, Slams Ex-Colleagues Maddow, Franken on Way Out
Rhodes spent considerable time on her show this week saying goodbye to listeners and outlining the rationale for her decision. She also couldn’t resist taking swipes at Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, her former colleagues at now-defunct Air America Radio, especially Maddow (audio) –
So when Air America came I said, oh my God, and the opportunity is amazing…
[P]eople were using it for their own reasons. People were using it not to advocate for others but people were using it for their own advancement, to get someplace else.
Some people saw, you know, a chance to be in a Cabinet and other people saw it as a chance to go to the Senate and other people saw it as a chance to national television.
They continued to take a salary from it, they drained it of its resources, it failed, and then some of them went on to do, you know, the self-aggrandizement thing that they wanted to do. Some of the salaries of the people that, that, that actually sucked the life, the resources out of that platform, Air America, some of them are making $7 million a year now!
This is America, baby! Love it or leave it. We all know what Maddow is; you’re just haggling over price.
As with so many things, Jimmy Carter said it first and best:
But if California could ever use a governor with the experience and wisdom of Cindy Sheehan (a debatable proposition), that time is now:
Which metro area in the U.S. has suffered a greater economic collapse over the last two decades than Detroit? Hint: It’s a common fundraising stop for President Obama. The answer, according to a new UCLA Anderson School of Management study, is Los Angeles.
Th researchers say Los Angeles has lost 3.1% of its employment base since 1990, more than Cleveland (-0.2%) and Detroit (-2.8%). Job growth over the same period has exceeded 50% in Phoenix, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. Los Angeles “displays a tale of two cities in terms of job growth,” the study notes. “From 2005 to 2012, West L.A. had a payroll job growth of 3% while the rest of L.A. took a 5.1% hit in job loss.”
Cindy’s the one who’s running, but it sounds like a job for another once-high-flying liberal heartthrob now fallen on hard times:
Anything to make a buck, right? But seriously, you think Cindy’s going to let this situation stand? Then you don’t know Cindy:
CINDY FOR GOVERNOR!
PS: Just for laughs:
Maybe opposing abortion on the campus of UC Santa Barbara is like shouting fire in a crowded theater:
A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.
The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday by The College Fix.
The confrontation took place at the coastal, public university’s “free speech” area, a heavily traversed part of the quad.
She had me at “pornography and sex work”, so I swung by her webpage (swinging dude that I am).
Imagine my disappointment:
Areas of Study:
Pornography; Sex Work; Black Film, Popular Culture and Art; Feminist & Queer Theory; African American & African Diaspora Studies; Visual Archives; New Media; Ethnography; Oral History
PhD. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora
M.A. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora)
B.A. Emory University (History)
Dissertation: “A Taste for Brown Sugar: The History of Black Women in American Pornography.”
Do all those institutes of higher education demand their degrees back when they see how she spells? Do California taxpayers care that their money pays her salary? And where can I get a copy of her thesis?
When I read Glenn Beck said this:
“I said when I left Fox that this half of my career is going to be shaped more by Walt Disney than anything else,” he says.
His interest in Disney is symbolic of the shift in his attention and efforts toward culture and away from politics. He had a realization: “Culture is the lead. That’s the dog. The news is the tail.”
He pulls out a piece of early publicity on Disneyland, points to a paragraph, and reads aloud. “Disneyland will be based upon and dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America and it will be uniquely equipped to dramatize these dreams and facts and send them forth as a source of courage and inspiration to all the world.” Beck, known to burst into tears at a moment’s notice, looks like he might do so right now. “That’s what we’re gonna do,” he declares. “That’s how I intend on impacting culture. To do that.”
And then Mark Steyn wrote this:
You can’t have conservative government in a liberal culture, and that’s the position the Republican party is in. After the last election, I said that the billion dollars spent by the Romney campaign on robocalls and TV ads and whatnot had been entirely wasted, and the Electoral College breakdown would have been pretty much the same if they’d just tossed the dough into the Potomac and let it float out to sea. But imagine the use all that money and time could have been put to out there in the wider world. Liberals expend tremendous effort changing the culture. Conservatives expend tremendous effort changing elected officials every other November — and then are surprised that it doesn’t make much difference. Culture trumps politics — which is why, once the question’s been settled culturally, conservatives are reduced to playing catch-up, twisting themselves into pretzels to explain (including in the pages of this magazine) why gay marriage is really conservative after all, or why 30 million unskilled immigrants with a majority of births out of wedlock are “natural allies” of the Republican party.
I am compelled to pause and think.
I don’t necessarily buy into everything Steyn says—I think gay marriage can be conservative, for example, in that two adults of the same sex committing to each other before God and man, often to raise children, fits the conservative model of the family more than a single woman who tries to go it alone (or aborts her unborn child). Conservatism can change with the times, and the times are significantly less hostile to gay people, and even gay marriage, than just a few years ago.
But I do buy the larger part. How can the Right win elections (except as a reaction to failures on the Left—see 2010 and 2014, I hope) when its vision of a healthy society is so at odds with what popular culture is selling? Cutting the budget may be fiscally prudent (necessary, even), but what about school breakfasts? We no longer expect parents in some districts to give breakfast to their kids (lunch was lost long ago), so are they supposed to go to school hungry? What about unemployment insurance? Even liberal economists (even Paul Krugman!) acknowledge that paying people not to work discourages them from working. But do you want them to starve? Black women may be slaughtering their unborn children at genocidal rates (in the case of “Dr.” Keith Gosnell, literal slaughtering), but do you expect them to have babies they can’t care for?
The culture weighs the pros and cons and makes its decisions. We live in a culture that prefers dead black babies to ones born to unfit mothers; that would rather not insist people work even when they can; that would rather schools play mommy and daddy, rather than, you know, mommy and daddy. Like a parallel universe, it’s hard to picture the world any different.
Yet this is at odds with one of Rush’s observations: that Obama remains more popular than any of his policies. He preaches “immigration reform” (amnesty) when few people care, and most of those who do oppose it. He wants to elevate “climate change” from the last place finish it ranks in polls of national concerns. He won’t get off the pot on the Keystone pipeline, when most people see the benefit. And he force-fed us ObamaCare. At least on some political issues, Obama, not conservatives, is at odds with the culture. Once Obama is gone, things may look more balanced (if it’s not too late).
I am more drawn to the Tea Party end of the Republican Party than its mainstream—give me more Ted Cruz, less John Boehner. Not because I believe everything Cruz believes, but because he believes in something. Whatever the Left believes in is diseased and corrupt. That has to made manifest to a nation of “low information voters”.
Wright said state and local government place far greater restrictions on people’s lives than the federal government.
Lecturing from his loo, Wright tells the camera: ‘The way you wear your pants — people are getting fined $100, $200 and even getting jail time just by the way they wear their pants.
‘What’s next, are you going to tell a gay person they can’t be gay?
‘Or are you going to tell a person who dresses in drag that that’s not appropriate and you’re going to fine them too?
‘Like, when will enough be enough?
‘If you want to have an abortion, what kind of intrusive things do you have to go through just to get an abortion knowing that it’s your God-given right to do so as an American?’
Oh, I left something out:
A congressional candidate in the U.S. has taken an unusual approach to sharing his views – posting a political rant about the Tea Party and the anti-abortion movement… from his toilet.
Democrat Erick Wright posted the feature, which he named Politics On The Throne, before he decided to run for congress.
The self-confessed entrepreneur tried to remove the video from YouTube after launching his bid to become congressman for the 2nd congressional district in Alabama, Yellow Hammer News reported.
God-given right to an abortion? Let’s see… life…liberty—I guess abortion can be seen as an inevitable extension of one’s pursuit of happiness. If you had a good time at the conception. Or at least pursued a good time.
But that’s an argument for another day. I’m sure we can all agree that most of the Democrats ideas come from the pot. Or at least smell that way.
Another day, another humiliation:
Egypt on Wednesday detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and anti-Israel activist Mairead Maguire and held up others who had been planning to go to neighboring Gaza, AFP reported.
Maguire had intended to join a delegation of women activists going to Gaza, activists and officials told the news agency. On Tuesday, airport police had already detained and deported American activist Medea Benjamin, also part of the delegation, who told AFP police broke her arm.
Come on, Medea, you’ve had that and worse coming for a long, long time.
But why would the lovely Irish colleen want to go to that armpit, Gaza?
This is not the first time she has tried to enter Gaza and failed. In 2010, Maguire took part in the flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.
Following the flotilla, Maguire was expelled from Israel for 10 years. She appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, but the appeal was rejected. She was subsequently deported from Israel.
Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with the Jewish state to blockade the territory ruled by the Hamas terrorist group.
“I think it’s sad, what they’ve done,” Maguire told AFP of the reception she and the other activists received in Egypt.
“It is an example and confirmation of the Egyptian government’s compliance with the blockade of Gaza,” she charged.
She’s sad that Egypt is being mean to Hamass: yet another Jew-hater awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize. When’s Farrakhan’s turn?
These antisemites give Leftism—and peace—a bad name.