When he said people have to lower their carbon emissions he meant people not named “Al Gore.”
Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday’s climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.
Gore asked a security officer, “You want me here?” before stepping into the SUV, which appears to be a Suburban LT model, as seen in a logo behind the passenger door Gore entered. It is unknown if the large Chevy SUV was a flex fuel vehicle.
The low-information voters haven’t been watching enough MSNBC these days.
[J]ust 22% of Likely U.S. Voters describe Barack Obama’s presidency as a success, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Nearly twice as many (42%) think the Obama presidency has been a failure. Thirty-three percent (33%) rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Interestingly, only 43% of Democrats believe the Obama presidency has been successful, although just 12% think it’s been a failure.
Only 27% of all voters say it would help political candidates in their state if the president came to campaign for them, but 39% say a presidential visit would hurt the candidates instead. Twenty-three percent (23%) say it would have no impact on voters. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.
And probably the Jooos as well.
Via NY Times:
The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.
“We know about who made Daesh,” said Bahaa al-Araji, a deputy prime minister, using an Arabic shorthand for the Islamic State on Saturday at a demonstration called by the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr to warn against the possible deployment of American ground troops. Mr. Sadr publicly blamed the C.I.A. for creating the Islamic State in a speech last week, and interviews suggested that most of the few thousand people at the demonstration, including dozens of members of Parliament, subscribed to the same theory. (Mr. Sadr is considered close to Iran, and the theory is popular there as well.) [...]
The demonstration on Saturday was the latest in a series of signals from Shiite leaders or militias, especially those considered close to Iran, warning the United States not to put its soldiers back on the ground. Mr. Obama has pledged not to send combat troops, but he seems to have convinced few Iraqis. “We don’t trust him,” said Raad Hatem, 40.
Haidar al-Assadi, 40, agreed. “The Islamic State is a clear creation of the United States, and the United States is trying to intervene again using the excuse of the Islamic State,” he said.
Imam Kerry still going strong.
WILLIE GEIST: Let’s go back to the beginning why we’re even having this conversation, Secretary Kerry, is the question of ISIS and the question of how dangerous a threat it really is to the United States and there’s been some question. Some have said there is no imminent or direct threat to the United States. How dangerous is this group and have you all seen direct threats to the United States?
JOHN KERRY: This is one of the most dangerous groups that I have seen in my time in public life. Why? Because they have a radical, extremist philosophy cultish attitude. It’s not a religious outlook, it’s a self-described cult that is evil. They are avowed genocidists. They have already set out to kill Yazidis, to kill Christians, to kill Shia. They have declared enemy anybody who isn’t them and who doesn’t adopt their way of life.
The Austrians were shocked to learn that after taking out all of the pages with violence and misogyny on them they were left with only six pages.
DPA – The Austrian government plans a bill to create a standardized German-language version of the Koran, in order to prevent extremists from misusing the holy Muslim text, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Saturday.
The bill was needed because Austrians should know the Koran’s content, said Kurz. Additionally, he argued mainstream Muslims are suffering because terrorists and their sympathizers are acting upon incorrect interpretations, said the minister, who is also responsible for integration policy.
A standardized Koran version is to be selected by Austria’s Islamic Religious Community, he told public radio Oe1. “We will be pushing for this vigorously,” he said. The provision on the Koran will be part of a bill to update Austria’s Islam Law from 1912.
Of the 500,000 Muslims in Austria, some 140 have joined the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as extremists, according to Kurz.
Typical miserable feminist.
Sarah Silverman has no plans to settle down.
The Emmy-winning actress and comedian shut down rumors of an engagement to beau Michael Sheen in a series of tweets Sunday night.
“Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married,” Silverman wrote. “Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric.”
Silverman, 43, tweeted in response to a recent Star magazine article, titled “Sarah Wants A Ring.” The magazine claimed she had been hinting to “Masters of Sex” star Sheen that she’s ready to tie the knot by leaving “pictures of engagement rings all over the place.”
“That s–t never bothers me b/c who cares but I feel like this one is bigoted,” Silverman tweeted. “The Jew girl MUST want a RING! Yich.”
Yet Burke is still acting like it’s not a big deal…
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has surged ahead of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, as Burke has been forced to fire campaign staff responsible for copying her campaign’s job plan from other failed candidates.
The most recent Marquette Law School Poll, conducted September 11-14, found Walker enjoying a 3-point, 49-46 percent lead over Burke. This was a marked improvement for Walker who trailed Burke in Marquette’s earlier poll, conducted August 21-23, by 49-47 percent.
Burke’s week only got worse after BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reported that portions of Burke’s jobs plan had been copied from four other Democratic candidates, three of whom went on to lose their elections.
German intelligence shows children as young as 13 are going to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic jihadists.
Via The Local:
Hans-Georg Maaßen, head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), told the Rheinische Post at the weekend that at least 24 children had headed to the Middle East from Germany. “The youngest was 13,” he said.
Of the 24 who have left, five children have returned with battle fighting experience, Maaßen said.
Among the 24, there were also four girls who, according to Maaßen, travelled with a “romantic ideal of marrying a jihadist.”
They married fighters who they met online, the BfV head added.
Around 400 Germans have joined jihadists in Iraq and Syria, security services believe.
The majority are young, male and poorly educated and around 130 have returned.
One 30-year-old Turkish man was arrested by a special police unit in Berlin on Monday after returning from an Isis training camp in Syria. He was allegedly trained in weapons handing by Isis in Syria from January to August this year.
Trying to cross into Canada…
Via Fox News:
DEVELOPING: Three Afghan National Army soldiers who vanished from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise have been found at the Canadian border near Niagara Falls, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News.
The men were reported missing by the Massachusetts National Guard Saturday night at Joint Base Cape Cod. A statement identified the soldiers as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, 18, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, 20.
“They have been found,” the source said. The men were found near Rainbow Bridge, which spans New York and Ontario, but no other details were immediately available.
Via Business and Media Institute:
Not only did the broadcast networks spent more time on the People’s Climate March, than the March for Life, they portrayed it positively, ignoring all the radicalism promoted by participants.
NBC “Nightly News,” ABC “World News Tonight” on Sept. 21 and CBS “This Morning” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sept. 22 gave a combined 3 minutes and 27 seconds to the climate march. That was four-and-a-half times the 46 seconds of stories that NBC and ABC evening news shows gave to the March for Life in January 2014.
Boosting the claims of protesters concerned about global warming, “World News Tonight” and “Nightly News” mentioned a recent statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) saying the summer of 2014 was the “warmest summer on Earth” on record. Neither pointed out that record keeping only dates back to 1880. That’s just a tiny fraction of Earth’s history after all.
Well, this is reassuring…
An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.
Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.
The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.
A parade of high-level departures, on top of other factors, has meanwhile helped slow the rollout of key cybersecurity initiatives, including a program aimed at blocking malicious software before it can infiltrate civilian government computers, former officials say.
I’ll take my chances with “climate change.”
Via The Hill:
Secretary of State John Kerry said the threats posed by climate change should be addressed with as much “immediacy” as confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the Ebola outbreak.
During a meeting with foreign ministers on Sunday, Kerry said global warming is creating “climate refugees.”
“And when you accrue all of this, while we are confronting ISIL and we are confronting terrorism and we are confronting Ebola and other things, those are immediate,” he added, using an alternate acronym for the terrorist group.
What better person to keep the “War on Women” crap alive than a lady like this?
Via Daily Caller:
The leader of a prominent abortion political organization is being discussed as a possible candidate to take over the Democratic National Committee.
Stephanie Schriock of EMILY’s List — which spends money supporting pro-abortion access, female Democrats to office — is a plausible replacement if current Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets pushed out the door, according to Politico.
Schriock was asked about the job while on MSNBC on Monday and said, “Right now, I’m thrilled about the leadership Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been providing. She’s been a fighter for Democrats and a fighter for women and families in Florida. And we just want to continue working with her to win these elections in 2014.”
Via Capitol City Project:
Late last night, the Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman unearthed previously sealed correspondence between Hillary Clinton and former radical Chicago activist Saul Alinsky. Shortly after, some reporters wasted no time in trying to downplay the story by mocking it. They questioned or failed to see why this was important, yet trumped up trivial stories in comparison about Mitt Romney’s “lost years” during the height of the 2012 presidential election.
Self-detonations in 3… 2… 1…
The Obama Administration believes some Americans who have fought alongside the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have returned to the United States, a senior Administration official said Monday.
During a briefing for reporters Monday in the ornate Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the Administration’s efforts to address the issue of so-called foreign terrorist fighters, the official said that the latest assessment from National Counterterrorism Center is that more than 100 Americans have attempted to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside ISIS or the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front.
“It includes those who’ve gone, those who’ve tried to go, some who’ve come back and are under active—the FBI is looking at them,” the official said. “These are FBI matters, I refer you to them on specifics.”
It marked the first official government confirmation that at least some of the Americans fighting alongside the Islamist extremist group have returned to the U.S. As late as Monday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry said on MSNBC that “we have over 100 fighters there from America,” leaving out any mention of Americans who have returned.
Ok, maybe it’s not all that stunning.