Politics has been a little slow the last couple of days. Congress went on their 4th of July vacation 2 weeks ago and even Obama is taking a little bit of break from destroying the country for the weekend.
Never fear though, things are never boring when former Georgia Representative Cynthia McKinney is on leave from the mental institution.
Cynthia McKinney Remains Imprisoned in Israel After Gaza-Bound Boat Is Seized
Former U.S. lawmaker and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney and several other human rights activists remained in an Israeli prison Thursday after refusing to sign a deportation form that they claim is self-incriminating.
In a press release from the Green Party, McKinney said the form states that the Spirit of Humanity, a Greek-flagged relief boat carrying 21 activists, medical supplies, cement, olive trees and children's toys en route to Gaza, was violating the Israeli blockade and trespassing the country's territorial waters.
"We were in international waters on a boat delivering humanitarian aid to people in Gaza when the Israeli Navy ships surrounded us and illegally threatened us, dismantled our navigation equipment, boarded and confiscated the ship," she said in a statement, adding that they were immediately taken into custody.
"Immigration officials in Israel said they did not want to keep us, but we remain imprisoned," she said.
"State Department and White House officials have not effected our release or taken a strong public stance to condemn the illegal actions of the Israeli Navy of enforcing a blockade of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians of Gaza, a blockade that has been condemned by President Obama."
The Israeli military issued a statement Tuesday saying that the boat had attempted to break a blockade of Gaza and was forced to sail to an Israeli port after ignoring a radio message to stay out of waters around Gaza.
Note that not even the Obama White House will step up and help her out. They probably, like the rest of us, quietly hope that the Israelis will just keep her forever.