So Much For The “Besieged” Gazans

For people claiming to be “besieged”, Hamas, through their sophisticated smuggling tunnels into Egypt, never seemed to run out of rockets to fire into Israel. And why is it that Israel is the only one who ever get blamed for “oppressing” the Gazan people? You’ll notice that this is an Egyptian border crossing that’s being opened after four years. Apparently, the Egyptians consider Hamas to be a serious security threat too.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing permanently

Gaza: A mixture of excitement and anxiety gripped travelers waiting to cross the Rafah crossing on Saturday.

Egypt ruled to permanently open the crossing starting on Saturday. In the first hour after the crossing was opened, 200 Gazans entered Egypt, officials said.

“We as Palestinians are truly thankful to the Egyptian government for opening the Rafah gate,” Dr. Ghazi Hamad, the Rafah border manager and spokesman, told Gulf News.

Under the new Egyptian regime, all coordination for travel goes through the Egyptian embassy.

“I am leaving to meet my relatives in Egypt, something that was very hard to do before,” Samah Ahmad, 26, told Gulf News. Mohammad Abd Al Aal said he was taking his wife and kids on a much needed vacation. “I never took a vacation before. The only times I have ever left Gaza was for medical reasons. I had to pay a lot of money to the Egyptian police and it was very humiliating,” he said.

Women would be able to leave Gaza without restrictions, while men between the ages of 18 and 40 would have to obtain visas for Egypt at the border.

See also:
Egypt opens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip, reuniting Palestinians
Egypt opens Rafah border crossing, ending Gaza blockade
Gazans Rejoice as Egypt Opens Border Crossing
Egypt reopens border with Gaza
Egypt Opens Border With Gaza Despite Israel’s Concerns
Haniyeh to Gazans: Don’t endanger opened Rafah border
Hamas urges Palestinians not to jeopardize Egypt’s opening of Rafah crossing
Egypt eases travel restrictions on Gazans
Hezbollah salutes Egypt’s decision to open Rafah crossing

So, now that the “blockade” of Gaza is over, there’s no more need for any “freedom flotillas” because the whole point has been rendered moot, right? Guess again.

Freedom Flotilla-2 to start voyage to help Palestinian victims

/you see, because it’s not really about helping the poor “Palestinians”, it’s all about hating on Israel and the Jews, “from the river to the sea”

Shaking Down Mayor McCheese

This lawsuit is exactly why the U.S. legal system needs to adopt the “loser pays” model for civil litigation. Ridiculous grifter [expletive deleted] like this would dissapear overnight.

McDonald’s sued over Happy Meals

Happy Meals are again under attack, this time in court.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp., claiming that the company’s meals with toys unfairly entice children into eating food that can do them harm.

The Washington advocacy group warned McDonald’s in June that it would sue if the company did not stop providing toys with children’s meals that have high amounts of sugar, calories, fat and salt. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, seeks class-action status.

. . .

The lead plaintiff in the suit is Monica Parham, a mother of two from Sacramento who said the company “uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s,” the organization said.

See also:
Happy Meal suit raises more than food, marketing questions
Suit claims toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals deceptive advertising
California mom sues McDonald’s over Happy Meals
McDonald’s `Happy Meal’ Toys Assailed in Lawsuit Filed by Consumer Group
Mom and Consumer Group Sue McDonald’s For Luring Kids with Happy Meal Toys
McDonald’s hit with class action over toys
Parents Or Judges: Who Should Rule On Happy Meals?
McDonald’s suit over Happy Meal toys by California mom Monet Parham new low in responsible parenting
Sac Mom At Center Of Happy Meal Lawsuit
Ronald McDonald in court
Center For Science In The Public Interest
McDonald’s

I know one thing for damn sure, if Monica Parham and the Center for Science in the Public Interest knew they’d have to pay McDonald’s attorneys’ fees when they lose this frivolous hamburglary extortion attempt, there’s no way in hell they’d bring this bull[expletive deleted] anywhere near a courthouse.

/and if Ms. Parham is such an unbelievably pathetic parent that she can’t even say no to her children, well, then maybe a visit from social services is in order