Terrorist Family Feud Comes to Minnesota Capitol

Hamas Rallies at Minnesota State Capitol

On January 5, representatives of Hamas and Fatah rallied on the steps of the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul. Their purpose was to condemn Israel, and an Israeli flag was burned. Mostly, though, the rally turned into a confrontation between the terrorist organization, Hamas, and the formerly terrorist organization–to give it the benefit of the doubt–Fatah. Congressman Keith Ellison attended, apparently at the invitation of the Fatah faction, but was shouted down by Hamas supporters who don’t consider him radical enough. This video, which was made by Minnesotans Against Terrorism, really has to be seen to be believed.

See also:
Minnesotans against Terrorism

My, my, my, what lovely, peaceful people, and right in my backyard no less.

/how long before they start digging tunnels, as they love to do?

Groundhog Day

Groundhog bites NYC mayor on his big day

Staten Island’s famous groundhog, Charles G. Hogg, inexplicably bit Mayor Michael Bloomberg during his annual holiday ceremony on Monday, drawing blood from the billionaire.

/hmmm, the article doesn’t say whether or not Bloomberg saw his shadow

They Can Even Dig it Themselves, They Love Tunneling

Barak: Link Gaza, W. Bank with tunnel

The best way to achieve territorial continuity between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is by digging a tunnel that would connect the two areas, Defense Minister and Labor party head Ehud Barak said on Monday.

Speaking at an elections rally at Beersheba’s Ben Gurion University, Barak explained that the tunnel would be 48 kilometers long and cost US$2-3 billion. “Palestinians would have unlimited access to the tunnel, and would be able to travel it undisturbed,” he added.

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Israel’s Barak proposes Gaza-West Bank tunnel

/Hamas roaming free in a 30 mile tunnel under Israeli territory, what could possibly go wrong?

UPDATE:

Didn’t I say they love tunneling?

Gaza tunnels: “we smuggle everything – except weapons”

Many of the daily goods in Gaza’s market arrive via these tunnels, whose openings emerge into little outhouses or discreet courtyards.

‘In this neighbourhood nearly everyone operates a tunnel,’ explains Al-Hajj Fadhel, whose four wives and numerous offspring live in a two-room house.

‘We smuggle anything we can sell – everything except weapons,’ he says proudly. ‘Through these tunnels come chewing gum and biscuits for Palestinian children, plus nappies, chickpeas and tinned foods.’

/you see, the Good Fairy delivers the weapons

Obama Tells Marine Corps Band to Get Lost

Informality Excess: Obama Replacing ‘Hail to the Chief’ With Sting’s ‘Desert Rose’?

Veteran CBS Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that President Obama is relaxing more than the dress code at the presidential mansion. Pomp is giving way to piano-bar pop:

On Day One of his presidency, everywhere Mr. Obama went they played “Hail to the Chief” for him – but not since. In fact the U.S. Marine Band’s duties at the White House over the last 10 days appear to have been dramatically downsized.

Instead of the usual contingent of trumpets, tubas and drums, a single piano player now provides musical interludes before and after the president’s appearance.

And the tunes have little connection to the military marching music of John Phillips Souza [sic] that is the usual accompaniment to presidential appearances. These days the pianist’s repertoire includes Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and Sting’s “Desert Rose.”

“He’s not a ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ kind of guy,” says press secretary Robert Gibbs of the new president.

/or maybe he’s not a friend of the military