Imperial President To Try And Bypass Congress To Enact U.N. Climate Change Rules…

Obama continues to treat the Constitution like a minor nuisance.

Via NY Times:

The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.

In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path. […]

“There’s a strong understanding of the difficulties of the U.S. situation, and a willingness to work with the U.S. to get out of this impasse,” said Laurence Tubiana, the French ambassador for climate change to the United Nations. “There is an implicit understanding that this not require ratification by the Senate.”

American negotiators are instead homing in on a hybrid agreement — a proposal to blend legally binding conditions from an existing 1992 treaty with new voluntary pledges. The mix would create a deal that would update the treaty, and thus, negotiators say, not require a new vote of ratification.

HT: Huck Funn

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

Free Tahmorsi

While Governor Moonbeam is putting out the welcome mat for illegal aliens.

Via Stars and Stripes

Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico.

Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day visit to California.

“I refuse to eat with Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s captors,” said Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who helped organize the protest. “We want him to give us our Marine back.”

The Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, illegally entered Mexico in March with three firearms and is awaiting trial. Tahmooressi says he crossed the border by accident, and his case has become a cause celebre for some conservatives in the United States.

Mexican officials say the judicial system must run its course, and Brown did not publicly address the issue when he was in Mexico City on a four-day trade mission last month.[...]

Brown, speaking on KNX-AM in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, declined to answer questions about Tahmooressi.

“I think it’s the prudent course for me, as the chief executive, not to start opining on factual legal matters that only a radio host is presenting,” he said.

Brown also dismissed Donnelly, who ran for governor this year until finishing behind Republican opponent Neel Kashkari in the June primary, as a conspiracy theorist.

“He thinks Common Core,” which are new standards for school curricula, “is some U.N. plot or something,” Brown said. “Some people are so far out in right field.”

Other Republican lawmakers have taken different approaches to the situation. GOP state Sen. Joel Anderson said he won’t join the protest, but he won’t attend the lunch either.

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Iran Supplied Weapons To Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad Bomb Kills 12

Iraqi Kurdish regional President Barzani shakes hands with Iranian foreign minister Zarif in Arbil

Obama still dithering on what action if any to take.

Via Reuters

Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region.

The direct arming of Kurdish forces is a contentious issue, because some Iraqi politicians suspect Kurdish leaders have aspirations to break away from the central government completely. The move could also be seen by some as a prelude to Iran’s taking a more direct role in broader Iraqi conflict.

“We asked for weapons and Iran was the first country to provide us with weapons and ammunition,” Barzani said.

Militants from the Islamic State have clashed with Kurdish peshmerga fighters in recent weeks and taken control of some areas on the periphery of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Earlier in the day, a car bomb was detonated in a mainly Shi’ite district of eastern Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 28, police and medical sources said. The bombing in the New Baghdad neighborhood followed a series of blasts in the Iraqi capital on Monday which killed more than 20 people. [...]

Britain, France, Germany and Italy have also promised to send military assistance to Kurdish security forces to fight the Islamic State.

The United States has carried out a series of air strikes against the Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq in the past two weeks, partly to protect the Kurdish region from being overrun.

Zarif denied that Iran and the United States were discussing Iraq as part of talks between Iran and Western powers about Iran’s nuclear program.

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Mexican President Declares America “The Other Mexico”…

Even worse, he says the other 49 states need to “evolve” like California and allow themselves to be invaded.

Via Breitbart:

Forget so-called “Mexifornia.” How about the United States of Mexico?

On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country.

Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peña Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.

“This is the other Mexico,” Peña Nieto reportedly “said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Video: Palestinian Kids Cheer For Rockets To Hit America…

And yet the left here considers Israel the bad guys.

Via CNS News:

The terrorist group Hamas fired at least 117 rockets into Israel Sunday, CNN reported, as violence there escalated again. But major U.S. media have censored Palestinian’s anti-American reaction to this ongoing attack on an ally. In one Al Jazeera America video, children cheered on the rockets, wishing they would land in the United States.

For Al Jazeera’s “America Tonight,” foreign correspondent Nick Schifrin reported during an older segment entitled “Israel invades Gaza” on July 17. “Palestinian fighters fire a barrage of rockets,” he noted, with two flying towards Tel Aviv. As the camera focused on children clapping and cheering, Schifrin translated, “They tell me they hope they land not on Israel, but in the United States.”

Schifrin explained how “Stopping those rockets is Israel’s main reason for this war.” The second reason for Israel, he said, is “to destroy tunnels that fighters use to sneak from Gaza into Israel.” “Both the rockets and the tunnels are located in the Shujayea neighborhood and this Sunday Israel took dead aim,” he continued.

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Sanders Weighs Clinton Challenge

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Same as Biden in 2008 and he ended up as Vice President.

Via The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) is gearing up for a presidential primary challenge against Hillary Clinton and hopes to capitalize on Democratic concerns over Clinton’s coziness with Wall Street banks.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, plans to travel to two crucial presidential battleground states next month.

He will speak at an AFL-CIO breakfast hosted in Manchester, N.H., over Labor Day weekend and then travel to Iowa in mid-September, when Clinton will be there building support for her own 2016 campaign.

Sanders plans to return to New Hampshire, which neighbors his home state, on Sept. 27 to speak at the Stafford County Democrats annual dinner near Durham, according to his staff.

“I’ll be going to New Hampshire, and I’ll be going to Iowa. That’s part of my trying to ascertain the kind of support that exists for a presidential run,” he said Monday in an interview.

Sanders has not said whether he would run as an independent or a Democrat.

He has served as an independent during his entire career in Congress. This lack of affiliation allows him to distance himself from both parties and the low approval ratings they have as a result of years of squabbling.

But a nonpartisan bid would force Sanders to raise millions of dollars to overcome the hurdles various states have erected to make it harder for independent candidates to get their names on the ballot.

Running as a Democrat would give Sanders higher visibility by allowing him to participate in the early primary debates.

Sanders will hold a series of town-hall meetings in Iowa in Dubuque, Waterloo and Des Moines on Sept. 13 and 14, according to his staff. Clinton will be in Iowa the same weekend to attend a steak fry hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

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Boko Haram Expands Their “Caliphate” After Capturing More Towns…

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Update to this story.

Via PressTV:

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have taken control of more Nigerian towns as they press ahead with their attacks in the African country.

A Cameroonian police source said on Tuesday that Boko Haram militants moved into the Nigerian town of Ashigashyia overnight Monday, where they killed three people in front of a church, after soldiers sent there fled to take refuge across the border in nearby Cameroon.

Nearly 500 Nigerian soldiers escaped from the border towns of Ashigashyia and Kerawa over the weekend to take refuge from Boko Haram Takfiris on Cameroonian territory.

On Monday, the Nigerian army dismissed reports that the soldiers had fled, claiming that it was a “tactical maneuver” as they pursued the militants.

However, the officials in Cameroon said the troops fought a rearguard battle in the town of Gamboru Ngala before pulling out as they were outnumbered.

Boko Haram militants also stormed Gamboru Ngala early on Monday and by evening had taken over the police station, a military barracks and vocational training center, where they had based themselves, according to locals.

According to residents, the militants now control at least the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state as well as Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in neighboring Borno state.

Crowds Celebrate Hamas ‘Victory’ In Gaza Streets

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Reminds me of the funeral in Ferguson.

Via JPost

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar on Tuesday appeared on the streets of the Gaza Strip for the first time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge to declare celebrations over the “victory” against Israel.

Zahar said that the Palestinians would build their own airport and seaport without asking for anyone’s permission.

“If they attack our airport and seaport, we will attack theirs,” Zahar told Hamas supporters. “We struck the theory of Israeli national security and managed to deter them without being deterred ourselves.” Zahar called for “copying” the Gaza experience in the West Bank and Jerusalem in order to prepare for the “project of liberation.”

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Al Gore Asks Democrats For Money To Fight The Global Warming “Deniers”…

Isn’t he worth around $100 million?

Via Washington Examiner:

What do you get when you combine Al Gore, climate change and a Bob Dylan quote?

A Democratic National Committee fundraising email.

The former vice president was the nominal “sender” of a blast email Tuesday touting President Obama’s push to address climate change, largely through a proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The email also slammed lawmakers who deny or are skeptical of the scientific consensus that human drive climate change, largely through burning fossil fuels.

“[Y]ou and I both know there are still a lot of deniers out there. The time for leadership in the face of this threat has not passed. If ever there were a moment to send leaders to Washington who make climate legislation their top priority, this is it,” the email said, following a line from Dylan’s 1965 track “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

ISIS Issues Final Ultimatum To Iraq’s Christians: You Have One Week To Convert To Islam Or Die…

As Newsbusters reports, there has been a total blackout on the network news of ISIS’ oppression of Christians.

Via Christian Today:

Islamic militant terrorists ISIS is giving non-muslims in Iraq three options: leave, convert or die.

A WorldWatch Monitor report tells the personal account of Iraqi Christian Mikha Qasha.

In August, WWM reported that Qasha, an elderly paralytic, was moved from his home in Qaraqosh after ISIS members threatened him with weapons giving him one week to leave, convert to Islam or “face the sword.”

Qasha eventually found his grandson and was taken to Ankawa, Iraq,  the predominantly Christian suburb in the province of Erbil.

ISIS has reportedly been giving the ultimatum since the group took over Mosul, the capital of the Nineveh providence in northern Iraq, in June.

The group also threatened to impose a “special tax” on Iraqi Christians. Thousands of Christians left Mosul in July after the group gave the ultimatum saying that if they did comply there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword.”

Of the 3,500 Christians living in Mosul, WWM reports that about 25 of them decided to remain in Mosul. Since then, nine have converted to Islam and the others are paying an Islamic tax for non-muslims called jizya.

Later on, ISIS demanded an immediate decision by the small group of Iraqi Christians, and they are now giving all non-muslims one week to decide.

The United Nations launched a major aid operation Aug. 20 providing tents and other goods to Erbil via land, air and sea.

Students Invent Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs… Miserable Feminists Complain It Promotes “Rape Culture”…

Proving once again feminists are never happy about anything.

Via NRO:

A group of college students have invented a nail polish that changes color if it comes into contact with date-rape drugs. Many see it as a useful invention because it might help women protect themselves, but, of course, some say anything that might help women protect themselves is actually offensive to women because that promotes rape culture.

“Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” an article in ThinkProgress argues. “Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discretely slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever-growing checklist — something that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society.”

Some opponents were outright angry at the invention.

“I don’t want to f[***]ing test my drink when I’m at the bar,” said Rebecca Nagle, one of the co-directors of an activist group called FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. “That’s not the world I want to live in.”

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Tingles: Dems Should Use Ferguson Race Riots As A “Weapon” To Get Blacks To Vote In Midterms…

He’d be screaming “dog whistle” if a Republican said something like this.

Via Newsbusters:

It’s not surprising that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews would frame the racial unrest in Ferguson through a political lens. The liberal host on Monday brought on two prominent Democrats to plot strategy on how the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting could be appropriated. After pointing out that the teen’s death “might have political implications this coming November,” he wondered, “…Could anger over the Brown case motivate more African-American voters to turn up this November?”

To discuss this, Matthews, a former Democratic operative, brought on Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings and Democratic pollster Margie Omero. It wasn’t hard to figure who he hoping the shooting could benefit. Highlighting past examples, the MSNBC anchor asserted, “So, if a member of Congress from a minority community wants to get people outraged — they are outraged — get them voting, it seems to me this would be a weapon to do that with.”

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Black Cop Shoots And Kills Unarmed White Guy… Race Hustlers Nowhere To Be Found…

Sweet, now we get to loot liberate other people’s stuff!

Via Washington Times:

On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart.

But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor.

Critics say there’s a reason for the discrepancy in media coverage: race. Mr. Brown was black and the officer who shot him was white. Mr. Taylor wasn’t black — he’s been described as white and Hispanic — and the officer who shot him Aug. 11 outside a 7-Eleven in South Salt Lake wasn’t white.

The perceived double standard is fueling resentment and talk of double standards on conservative talk radio and social media, where the website Twitchy has compiled a list of Twitter comments asking why Mr. Brown’s death has been front-page news for weeks while Mr. Taylor’s was a footnote at best.

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HT: kdhouse