Alison Lundergan Grimes Gaffe: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

She has no clue that Israel's Iron Dome is a missile defense system

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the Iron Dome.

Asked about the missile system at a rally in front of her new headquarters in Fayette County, Grimes had this to say, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader:

"Obviously, Israel is one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and she has the right to defend herself," Grimes said. "But the loss of life, especially the innocent civilians in Gaza, is a tragedy. The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.

"My hope is that a cease-fire can be structured. Ultimately, I think the long-term solution though is not one we can impose. It has to come from within. It's a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine"

NRSC pounces: Alison Grimes 'fundamentally unprepared'

  The latest Bluegrass Poll  has Mitch McConnell with a  2 point lead over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes 47-45.


Obama: I Read 10 Letter Every Night, Some of Them Say, 'You're an Idiot' (Video)

Obama economic speech today at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo.

He says he reads 10 letters from concerned Americans every night



Ted Cruz: Only Way To Stop Children Coming Across Border Is To Eliminate the Promise of Amnesty

Cruz runs the numbers:

"It's gone now (children crossing Southern border) from 6,000 children in 2011 to its expected to be 90,000 this year and 145,000 next year.

"They're coming because they believe they will get amnesty President Obama's amnesty. And if we want to solve the problem the only way to do it is to eliminate the promise of amnesty"


Rush: The Obama Adm Tried to Play the 'Children Card' on Immigration and It Backfired

"The regime thought that making children the face of illegal immigration would lower resistance to illegal immigration. They were playing the children card again, a great miscalculation. They thought, if the only noticed immigrants coming across were poor children without their parents that the American people would open their arms and accept them and the exact opposite has happened"

Rush: A great miscalculation by the Obama regime.
From today's program. Listen-


France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians While Obama Turns His Back on Them

Not a word from the Obama WH about the persecution of Iraqi Christians

redstate reported:
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL).

Radio Free Europe reports:
"France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death.

France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement in Paris on July 28 that “we are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil.”

That this report has surfaced in a media outlet officially sponsored by the United States government is ironic. Our country under the Obama administration has developed a tendency to turn our backs on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. As Breitbart reported, Iraqi Christians in the United States rallied at the White House this past Saturday chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!” The call appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

As RedState’s streiff has noted, Obama is still pushing ahead with his request to repeal the AUMF for the Iraq War while giving us nothing to replace it

more here...


Jesse Ventura: No Regrets Over Suing Widow of Navy SEAL

CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King: "Does it bother you that you might have won the case but are certainly getting hammered in the court of public opinion?

CBS News
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday his successful lawsuit against the estate of late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was about "the truth" and that he has no plans to reach out to Kyle's widow, who is the executor of the Kyle's estate, now that the trial is over.

Jesse Ventura awarded $1.8 million in defamation suit against former sniper

"All I wanted to do was clear my name, and it has nothing to do with a widow or anything like that," Ventura said on "CBS This Morning" during his first post-trial interview.

The dispute revolves around the description of an alleged incident in Kyle's book, "American Sniper," in which the former SEAL claimed he punched Ventura in 2006 after the former governor said the SEALs "deserved to lose a few" in Iraq.

"I would have been a big-time loser had I not pursued the lawsuit, because ... the whole story was fabricated," Ventura said. "I was accused of treason, which in the military is the death penalty."


Ukraine Official Says Rebels Are Laying Mines Near the MH17 Crash Site

Putin's paid thugs...

Ukranian Official: "This makes the work of the international experts impossible"

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.

Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe set out Wednesday in two vehicles — without frustrated crash investigators from the Netherlands who have been trying to reach the site for four days.

But the OSCE observers turned back to the city of Donetsk after discussions with rebels.

Safety concerns and hindrance from the separatists who control the area have kept the investigation team away. Foreign governments whose citizens died have complained the site is not secured and some human remains have not been recovered.

Government security spokesman Andriy Lysenko added to those concerns Wednesday by saying separatists "have mined the approaches to this area. This makes the work of the international experts impossible."


Cool Video: MMA Fighter Takes Down Would-Be Thieves

'The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face and punched the other guy''

Robbers decided they've had enough and jump back into their getaway car



Europe's Tallest Teenager Attracts Attention of NBA (Video)

Robert Bobroczky is 13-years-old

Here he is with other players his age...

Dude is 7ft. 4 inches. He is taller than any player currently playing in the NBA


EUROPE’S tallest teenager Robert Bobroczky has attracted the attention of the NBA, according to reports out of his homeland.

The Romanian sensation stands a towering  7ft 4in. And he has been growing at a rate of 10cm a year.

At just 13 years old, he is already taller than the tallest player in the NBA right now, the 2.21m Tanzanian Hasheem Thabeet of Oklahoma City Thunder.

Where does he get his height from? His father Zigmond Bobroczky is a 7' 1'' giant and former basketballer himself.

Bobroczky recently joined Italian team Stella Azzurra Rome, the same team that produced big man Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

The Tallest player ever in the NBA was Manute Bol, at a height of 7' 7''
Bol played for the Washington Bullets in the late 80s.
This 13-year-old, built just like Bol, may pass him up if he ever makes it to the NBA
Watch this video. This is incredible.


WaPo Editor: Secretary Kerry Not Only Undercut Israel, But Key Allies of the United States (Video)

Washington Post Editor David Ignatius says Israel is 'furious' with Secretary of State John Kerry. He also told CNN's Brooke Baldwin that he's been talking to key diplomats around the world and he is hearing 'real unhappiness' in how Kerry has handled the Israeli-Gaza conflict. Ignatius wrote today in his column that John Kerry made significant mistakes in how he’s pursued a Gaza cease-fire. One was reaching out to Hamas allies Turkey and Qatar. Ignatius says working with those 2 countries directly undercut Israel and other key allies of the U.S. including Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE.

Ignatius on CNN tonight: 'Kerry's Big Blunder"


Americans Blame Hamas, Not Israel For Violence By 2-to-1 Margin -Pew Poll

40% of voters polled blamed Hamas for the current violence, 19% blame Israel, 14% say both and 28% are clueless

Only 1-in-4 25% say Israel has gone to far, 35% say Israel's response has been about right

As fighting continues to rage in Gaza amid calls for a cease-fire, about twice as many Americans say Hamas (40%) as Israel (19%) is responsible for the current violence.

Just a quarter (25%) believe that Israel has gone too far in responding to the conflict; far more think Israel’s response has been about right (35%) or that it has not gone far enough (15%).Republicans Say Hamas Is Responsible for Violence; Democrats Are Divided

The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 24-27 among 1,005 adults, finds substantial partisan divisions over which side is most responsible for the violence and Israel’s response to the conflict.

A majority of Republicans (60%) say Hamas is most responsible for the current violence. Democrats are divided: 29% say Hamas is more responsible, 26% Israel, while 18% volunteer that both sides are responsible