Restoring Liberty http://joemiller.us Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:30:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ISIS Urging “Lone Wolves” To Target US Soldiers http://joemiller.us/2014/09/report-isis-urging-lone-wolves-target-us-soldiers/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/report-isis-urging-lone-wolves-target-us-soldiers/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:30:30 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99267 Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them."

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By Daniel Doherty.

My visceral reaction to reading this story was intense anger. And yet, why am I bewildered that a terrorist organization that kills innocents has reportedly stepped up its efforts in urging rogue extremists in the U.S. to target American soldiers?

On second thought, I’m not surprised at all. But that doesn’t mean I don’t find their their latest tactic to kill Americans somewhat strange. Is this not the same army of barbarians whose chief spokesman (since killed in a drone strike) arrogantly prodded the president to “send [us] your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq?” If ISIS is so confident and proud of their own military capabilities, why must they RESORT to such cowardly and desperate acts?

Fox News has the exclusive…

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Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

By Jana Winter.

A law ENFORCEMENT bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members’ addresses online and then “SHOW up and slaughter them.”

There will be “a continued call – by Western fighters in Syria and terrorist organizations – for lone offender attacks against U.S. military facilities and personnel,” warned a July law enforcement intelligence bulletin from the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information and works with the Department of Homeland Security. “These threats will most likely increase should the U.S. or its allies attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq.”

In one example cited in the bulletin, a British jihadist encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and LinkedIn to find and target soldiers.

“You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for address in Yellowbook or something,” the tweet read. “Then SHOW up and slaughter them.”

On Thursday, Peter Boogaard, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told FoxNews.com that “there is no credible intelligence at this time to suggest that there is an active plot by (ISIS) to carry out an attack in the United States.”

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Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State

By Angelo Codevilla.

The American people’s reaction to Muslim thugs of the “Islamic State” ritually knifing off the heads of people who look like you and me boils down to “let’s destroy these bastards”—which is common sense. But our ruling class, from President Obama on the Left to The Wall Street Journal on the Right, take the public’s pressure to do this as another occasion for further indulging their longtime preferences, prejudices, and proclivities for half-measures in foreign affairs—the very things that have invited people from all over the planet to join hunting season on Americans.

This indulgence so overwhelms our ruling class’s perception of reality that the recipes put forth by its several wings, little different from one another, are identical in the one essential respect: none of them involve any plans which, if carried out, would destroy the Islamic State, kill large numbers of the cut-throats, and discourage others from following in their footsteps. Hence, like the George W. Bush’s “war on terror” and for the same reasons, this exercise of our ruling class’s wisdom in foreign affairs will decrease respect for us while invigorating our enemies.

The WSJ’s recommendations, like the Obama administration’s projected activities, are all about discrete measures—some air strikes, some arming of local forces, etc. But they abstract from the fundamental reality of any and all activities: He who wills any end must will the means to achieve it…

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Feds Mum on Prosecution of Illegal Border Crossers http://joemiller.us/2014/09/feds-mum-prosecution-illegal-border-crossers/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/feds-mum-prosecution-illegal-border-crossers/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:29:11 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99258 U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the country illegally this year alone.

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By Astrid Galvan.

The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety.

Reports that federal prosecutors have stopped some prosecutions under Operation Streamline surfaced nearly two weeks ago when Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking information on the status of the zero-tolerance program that circumvents the civil immigration system and lumps together months’ worth of criminal proceedings into one day for immigrants caught crossing the border illegally.

Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said in a letter to the senators that he had been informed that federal prosecutors in Yuma are no longer going after first offenders.

But the government has been completely silent on the issue. Public affairs officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Justice Department and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have all refused to answer questions about whether the program has been scaled back.

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474 ILLEGALS FROM TERRORISM-LINKED COUNTRIES APPREHENDED IN 2014 ALONE

By Edwin Mora.

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the country illegally this year alone, according to a leaked document obtained by Breitbart Texas.

According to the document from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison, of the 474 aliens, 76 are from terrorism-linked nations located in and around the jihadist Islamic State’s area of operation — Turkey (41), Saudi Arabia (13), Syria (7), Jordan (7), Iraq (4),Iran (3), and J Kuwait (1).

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, controls areas inside Syria and Iraq, both countries are bordered by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Kuwait and Jordan.

Illegals from terrorism-linked countries apprehended by Border Patrol agents are referred to as Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) in the CBP intelligence document.

SIAs are individuals whose native country is found on a list of 35 nations described in a November 2004 CBP memo as “special interest countries.”

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ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel has Announced the ‘Optimal Age of Death – and You Won’t Like It (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/09/obamacare-architect-ezekiel-emanuel-anounced-optimal-age-death-wont-like/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/obamacare-architect-ezekiel-emanuel-anounced-optimal-age-death-wont-like/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:18 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99247 Democrats seem to love death. Whether they're yammering about ABORTION or "end of life" planning, they just can't get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life's stage.

ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel has Announced the ‘Optimal Age of Death – and You Won’t Like It (+video)

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By Robert Laurie.

Democrats seem to love death. Whether they’re yammering about ABORTION or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage. They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy.

Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.

Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of COURSE, the brother of Rahm. Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death and he’s made a shocking announcement about the perfect age at which he hopes to die. While he very specifically rules out euthanasia, Emanuel says he hopes his ticker shuts down at the not-particularly-old age of 75.

The reason? 75 is, apparently, the perfect age for a human to buy the farm. According to Emanuel, people who live longer than that risk struggling through a less-than-perfect existence.

Doubtless, death is a loss. It deprives us of experiences and milestones, of time spent with our spouse and children. In short, it deprives us of all the things we value.

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Study: Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ Could Hit Up To 2 Million People

By Sarah Hurtubise.

Close to 2 million Americans could be restricted from Obamacare’s coverage expansions due to the health-care law’s so-called “family glitch,” according to a study from the American Action Forum.

Obamacare has expanded eligibility to Medicaid in 27 states and Washington, D.C., and the health-care exchanges offer subsidies and coverage to those who aren’t offered affordable, employer-based coverage nationwide.

The “family glitch,” instituted by an IRS ruling, occurs when an employer offers individual coverage through that Obamacare regulations deem affordable (less than 9.5 percent of their income), but doesn’t extend it to their workers’ spouses or children.

The IRS requires this “affordable” coverage only for individuals — meaning that when workers’ families aren’t offered affordable coverage, they’re not eligible for exchange or MEDICAID COVERAGE instead.

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Russian Nuclear Bombers Intercepted by US Near Alaska http://joemiller.us/2014/09/russian-nuclear-bombers-intercepted-us-near-alaska/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/russian-nuclear-bombers-intercepted-us-near-alaska/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:27:20 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99263 Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow.

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Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow.

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets on Thursday.

“The group of Russian aircraft flew a loop south, returning westward toward Russia,” Davis told the Free Beacon.

A day later two more Bear bombers were intercepted by Canadian CF-18 jets in the western area of the Canadian air defense identification zone near the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, he said.

The Russian bombers did not enter U.S. airspace but flew within 63 miles of the Alaskan coast and 46 miles of the Canadian coastline, Davis said.

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Venezuela on Alert Over Mysterious, Deadly Disease? 10 Dead http://joemiller.us/2014/09/venezuela-alert-mysterious-deadly-disease-10-dead/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/venezuela-alert-mysterious-deadly-disease-10-dead/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:26:22 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99285 The deaths of 10 people in the past week of a mysterious disease in several cities in Venezuela, including the capital of Caracas, have caused panic within the population and has prompted doctors to sound the alarm.

Venezuela on Alert Over Mysterious, Deadly Disease? 10 Dead

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The deaths of 10 people in the past week of a mysterious disease in several cities in Venezuela, including the capital of Caracas, have caused panic within the population and has prompted doctors to sound the alarm. A government spokesman minimized the warnings and described efforts to notify the public of a disease that has killed four adults and four children as a “campaign of disinformation and terrorism.” Despite the government’s indifference, the country’s doctors insist there is plenty of reason for concern about a highly dangerous and contagious disease of unknown origin. “We do not know what it is,” admitted Duglas León Natera, president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation. In its initial stages, the disease presents symptoms of fever and spots on the skin, and then produces large blisters and internal and external bleeding, according to data provided week stop by the College of Physicians of the state of Aragua, where the first cases were reported. Then, very quickly, patients suffer from respiratory failure, liver failure and kidney failure. Venezuelan doctors have not been able to determine what the disease is, much less how to fight it.

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Cheerleaders Defy School’s Ban, Lead Crowd in Lord’s Prayer http://joemiller.us/2014/09/cheerleaders-defy-schools-ban-lead-crowd-lords-prayer/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/cheerleaders-defy-schools-ban-lead-crowd-lords-prayer/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:25:24 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99239 According to WBTW-TV, the school district received a letter from the ACLU last year, cautioning that school-sanctioned prayer is unconstitutional.

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On “Fox and Friends” this morning we heard from two Tennessee high school cheerleaders who defied a ban on prayer before football games.

Oneida High School stopped prayers before athletic events due to the possibility of legal action from the ACLU or atheist organizations.

According to WBTW-TV, the school district received a letter from the ACLU last year, cautioning that school-sanctioned prayer is unconstitutional.

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Investigator Says He Found Multiple ‘Fake Cell Towers’ Near White House, Russian Embassy http://joemiller.us/2014/09/investigator-says-found-multiple-fake-cell-towers-near-white-house-russian-embassy/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/investigator-says-found-multiple-fake-cell-towers-near-white-house-russian-embassy/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:24:27 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99228 Think about the phone conversations you’ve had in the last 48 hours. Is there anything personal or sensitive you wouldn’t want a stranger to hear or record?

Investigator Says He Found Multiple ‘Fake Cell Towers’ Near White House, Russian Embassy

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Think about the phone conversations you’ve had in the last 48 hours. Is there anything personal or sensitive you wouldn’t want a stranger to hear or record?

Now imagine the cell phone conversations that took place about the Islamic State this week between lawmakers, their staff members and anyone who testified on the Hill. Think any sensitive information or key plans were discussed during those phone calls?

An investigator looking into the claims that “fake cell towers” are popping up all over the country says he discovered several active sites just in the last 48 hours within feet of the White House, around the Russian Embassy and covering the Senate buildings where key Islamic State hearings took place this week.

“On Tuesday, I believe it was at the exact time the ISIS hearings were ongoing, we drove by the Senate and our phones were targeted,” Aaron Turner, an expert in MOBILE SECURITY and information protection, told TheBlaze.

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Investigator Says He Found Multiple ‘Fake Cell Towers’ Near White House, Russian Embassy

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Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip U.S. Citizenship from Islamic State Defectors (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/09/dems-block-cruz-bill-strip-u-s-citizenship-islamic-state-defectors-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/dems-block-cruz-bill-strip-u-s-citizenship-islamic-state-defectors-video/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:23:29 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99224 Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.

Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip U.S. Citizenship from Islamic State Defectors (+video)

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Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.

Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month.

The measure makes providing support to or fighting for a terrorist group targeting the U.S. “an affirmative renunciation of American citizenship,” Mr. Cruz said on the Senate floor Thursday. He pointed out that former Sens. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, and Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, introduced a similar measure several years ago related to al Qaeda.

“If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” Mr. Cruz said.

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Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip U.S. Citizenship from Islamic State Defectors (+video)

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Intruder Made It Through White House Doors, Secret Service Says http://joemiller.us/2014/09/intruder-made-white-house-doors-secret-service-says/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/intruder-made-white-house-doors-secret-service-says/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:21:33 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99255 A Texas man who scaled the White House fence made it through the North Portico doors on Friday night before being apprehended, the Secret Service said.

Intruder Made It Through White House Doors, Secret Service Says

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A Texas man who scaled the White House fence made it through the North Portico doors on Friday night before being apprehended, the Secret Service said.

The intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, was ARRESTED just inside the doors and taken to George Washington University Hospital after complaining of chest pains, said Ed Donovan, a Secret Service spokesman.

None of the Obamas were home when the SECURITY BREACH occurred about 7:20 p.m., but White House staff members were evacuated as a precaution, officials said. President Obama and his daughters had left for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., just minutes before the incident.

Mr. Gonzalez, of Copperas Cove, Tex., was not armed and was not carrying a bag or a backpack when officials spotted him jumping the fence on the Pennsylvania Avenue side, Mr. Donovan said. He ignored several calls for him to stop as officers gave chase.

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Census: Marriage Rate at 93-Year Low http://joemiller.us/2014/09/census-marriage-rate-93-year-low/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/census-marriage-rate-93-year-low/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:20:35 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99281 The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.

Census: Marriage Rate at 93-Year Low

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The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.

According to Pew Research Center analysis, the marriage rate of Americans 18 and older hit a bottom of 50.3 percent in 2013, down from 50.5 percent in 2012. In 1920, the first year mentioned, 65 percent were married, and the marriage rate hit a high of 72.2 percent in 1960.

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Duck Dynasty Star: ‘We Are Swimming In A Cesspool Of Politically Correct Crap’ (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/09/duck-dynasty-star-swimming-cesspool-politically-correct-crap-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/duck-dynasty-star-swimming-cesspool-politically-correct-crap-video/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:19:39 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99251 Count Phil Robertson as someone not at all pleased with the current state of American culture.

Duck Dynasty Star: ‘We Are Swimming In A Cesspool Of Politically Correct Crap’ (+video)

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Count Phil Robertson as someone not at all pleased with the current state of American culture.

In a sermon the Duck Dynasty star gave to White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ on Sunday, Robertson said that America is “swimming in a cesspool of politically correct crap.”

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Duck Dynasty Star: ‘We Are Swimming In A Cesspool Of Politically Correct Crap’ (+video)

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John Boehner Joins Nancy Pelosi to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare http://joemiller.us/2014/09/john-boehner-joins-nancy-pelosi-pass-bill-funding-planned-parenthood-obamacare/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/john-boehner-joins-nancy-pelosi-pass-bill-funding-planned-parenthood-obamacare/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:18:44 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99243 House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) united Wednesday evening to fund the government after September 30 by passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and Obamacare.

John Boehner Joins Nancy Pelosi to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare

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House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) united Wednesday evening to fund the government after September 30 by passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and Obamacare.

Republicans needed significant support from Democrats to pass the CR, 319-108. However, 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voted against it, reports CNSNews.com. The bill will fund the government through December 11th during the “lame duck” session of Congress.

Among the Republican members of the House who voted against the resolution were Reps. Louis Gohmert (TX); Michele Bachmann (MN); Trey Gowdy (SC); John Fleming (LA); Jim Jordan (OH); Scott Garrett (NJ); Jim Bridenstine (OK); and Dana Rohrabacher (CA).

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Report: GOP Leadership Considering Rules To Punish Party Disloyalty http://joemiller.us/2014/09/report-gop-leadership-considering-rules-punish-party-disloyalty/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/report-gop-leadership-considering-rules-punish-party-disloyalty/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:17:48 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99272 A new congressional delegation will bring a new vote for leadership.

Report: GOP Leadership Considering Rules To Punish Party Disloyalty

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A new congressional delegation will bring a new vote for leadership. With Democrats needing a miracle to gain a few seats, much less actually take the House, Republicans are close to a sure bet to be in control come November. That’ll mean elections, and elections means a John Boehner who needs to have the support of his caucus.

There are a lot of members of the GOP caucus who don’t very much like John Boehner. He’s taken a lot of heat for being insufficiently conservative. To avoid an embarrassing vote, leadership might have some “rules tweaks” in the pipeline, as National Journal reports:

House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.

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Memo to the BBC: The ‘Far Right’ Did Not Decapitate David Haines Nor Rape 1,400 Girls in Rotherham http://joemiller.us/2014/09/memo-bbc-far-right-decapitate-david-haines-rape-1400-girls-rotherham/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/memo-bbc-far-right-decapitate-david-haines-rape-1400-girls-rotherham/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:16:52 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99232 Thanks to the BBC, we know what the real problem is here. It is, of course, our old friends, "Islamophobia" and "the spectre of a far right" backlash.

Memo to the BBC: The ‘Far Right’ Did Not Decapitate David Haines Nor Rape 1,400 Girls in Rotherham

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Here is the news: in Australia, a plot by Islamic State sympathisers to capture random members of the public and chop their heads off has been foiled by security services; in Syria, two Americans and a British hostage have been beheaded by an Islamist nicknamed Jihadi John – and another innocent Briton (a taxi driver captured while working for an aid convoy) has been told he is next on the list; across Britain, in the aftermath of the Rotherham enquiry, more and more evidence is emerging that in towns and cities all over the country mostly underage white girls have been systematically groomed, raped and trafficked by organised Muslim gangs, with the complicity of local government authorities, charity workers, police officers and the broader Muslim community.

Luckily, thanks to the BBC, we know what the real problem is here. It is, of course, our old friends, “Islamophobia” and “the spectre of a far right” backlash.

Both of these alleged threats featured prominently on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, including an interview with a former, self-confessed “far right” thug who revealed – presumably to no listener’s especial surprise – that the organisation to which he had belonged was racist, prone to violence, and likely to react strongly to issues like the Rotherham rape gangs.

Today also ran an interview with Tell Mama – the one-man activist organisation run by Fiyaz Mughal which has long since been exposed for its exaggerations and its threadbare methodology in cooking up an alleged spate of “anti-Muslim” hate crimes.

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Memo to the BBC: The ‘Far Right’ Did Not Decapitate David Haines Nor Rape 1,400 Girls in Rotherham

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Air Force Dumps ‘So Help Me God’ from Enlistment Oaths http://joemiller.us/2014/09/air-force-will-now-allow-airmen-omit-help-god-enlistment-oaths/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/air-force-will-now-allow-airmen-omit-help-god-enlistment-oaths/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:41 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99168 After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so help me God,” the Air Force changed its instructions for the oath.

Air Force Dumps ‘So Help Me God’ from Enlistment Oaths

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After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so help me God,” the Air Force changed its instructions for the oath.

Following a review of the POLICY by the Department of Defense General Counsel, the Air Force will now permit airmen to omit the phrase, should they so choose. That change is effective immediately, according to an Air Force statement.

“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said in the statement. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airmen’s RIGHTS are protected.

“The Air Force will be updating the instructions for both enlisted and commissioned Airmen to reflect these changes in the coming weeks, but the policy change is effective now. Airmen who choose to omit the words ‘So help me God’ from enlistment and officer appointment oaths may do so.”

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Head Of Immigration Union: America Is Highly Vulnerable To An ISIS Attack http://joemiller.us/2014/09/head-immigration-union-america-highly-vulnerable-isis-attack/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/head-immigration-union-america-highly-vulnerable-isis-attack/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:29:59 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99193 The United States is highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack because of America’s “lax immigration POLICIES,” according to the head of a government union composed of nearly 12,000 immigration officials.

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By VINCE COGLIANESE.

The United States is highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack because of America’s “lax immigration POLICIES,” according to the head of a government union composed of nearly 12,000 immigration officials.

Kenneth Palinkas, president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, announced Thursday that there is an “extremely real and serious threat that ISIS has already or will soon slip across our porous southern border.”

“[I]t is also essential to warn the public about the threat that ISIS will exploit our loose and lax visa POLICIES to gain entry to the United States,” Palinkas said in a statement obtained by The Daily Caller.

“INDEED, as we know from the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from the Boston Bombing, from the recent plot to bomb a school and courthouse in Connecticut, and many other lesser-known terror incidents,” he wrote, “we are letting terrorists into the United States right through our front door.”

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Photo Credit: AP / Carolyn Kaster

Kerry: ISIS Is ‘the Order of Satan’

By Melanie Hunter.

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday defended President Barack Obama’s statement that the Islamic State is not Islamic, saying that they can call themselves whatever they want, but “they’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam.” In fact, he said, they are “the order of Satan.”

“The Islamic State, they can call themselves what they want to call themselves. We shouldn’t compound the sin by allowing them to get away with it and calling them what they’re not. They’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam,” said Kerry at the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s hearing on the U.S. strategy against ISIS.

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Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty

Senate approves Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels

By Dan Roberts.

Senators gave their tacit blessing to President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting the Islamic State (Isis) on Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a budget bill that also grants him authority to arm and TRAIN rival Syrian rebel groups. Despite attempts by Senator Rand Paul to separate the Syrian authorisation from the wider bill on the grounds that it deserved a separate debate, just 27 senators stood in the way of the cloture motion, which allowed Obama to avoid a potentially embarrassing direct vote.

Paul CLAIMED that the bill, which finally passed by 78 to 22, represented a “sad day for the US Senate” and also criticised the underlying strategy of arming groups which, he claimed, had little interest in fighting the Islamic extremists.

“It’s not that I’m against all intervention. I do see Isis as a threat to us – but I see our previous POLICY as having made it worse,” said Paul. “There are valid reasons for war. They should be few and far between … They should not be [hidden] in the pages of a 1,000-page bill and shuffled under the rug.”

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Inspector General: Maybe VA Fraud in Phoenix Did Result in Deaths After All http://joemiller.us/2014/09/inspector-general-maybe-va-fraud-phoenix-result-deaths/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/inspector-general-maybe-va-fraud-phoenix-result-deaths/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:28:00 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99180 Remember the VA scandal? You might be forgiven for letting it slip your mind, given that (a) its series of disgraceful revelations was several crises ago, and (b) that Congress has passed decent (but not permanent) legislation to "fix" the system.

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Remember the VA scandal? You might be forgiven for letting it slip your mind, given that (a) its series of disgraceful revelations was several crises ago, and (b) that Congress has passed decent (but not permanent) legislation to “fix” the system. But there’s a reason why the CNN correspondent who’s covered this story most closely bluntly questioned the feasibility of RIGHTING the VA ship without “throwing out” vast numbers of its managers: An endemic culture of corruption and accountability-dodging. Drew Griffin’s skepticism was no doubt reinforced when the department’s Inspector General released its findings in late August, concluding that it could not definitively link the VA’s pervasive and deliberate manipulation of wait times and care lists to any deaths. Critics immediately questioned the methodology behind that verdict, complaining that the IG’s standards of proof made were “virtually impossible” to meet. Whistleblowers had previously alleged that VA corruption had resulted in at least 40 deaths in the Phoenix area alone. Sources told CBS News that agency officials successfully pressured the IG to “water down” its findings:

Two of the doctors who first blew the whistle on the veterans’ deaths in Phoenix say the inspector general botched the investigation and went too easy on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). One says the IG engaged in a whitewash of what happened there, bowing to pressure from inside the agency, reports CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews. The issue surrounds the investigation into whether more than 40 veterans at the Phoenix VA died while waiting to see the doctor. The IG’s final report in August concluded that it “[could not] conclusively assert” that long wait times “caused the deaths of these veterans.” According to one whistleblower who spoke to CBS News, however, that crucial assertion was not in the original draft of the report. He told CBS News that the Inspector General added the line about how wait times did not cause the deaths at the last minute. Our source, who works at VA headquarters and who spoke exclusively to CBS News, said officials inside the agency asked for a revision of the first draft. That’s standard practice, but in this case the source said it amounted to pressure on Inspector General Richard Griffin to add a line to water down the report. “The organization was worried that the report was going to damn the organization,” the whistle-blower said. “And therefore it was important for them to introduce language that softened that blow.”

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Doctors: ‘Irresponsible’ to Send Troops to ‘Combat’ Ebola http://joemiller.us/2014/09/doctors-irresponsible-send-troops-combat-ebola/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/doctors-irresponsible-send-troops-combat-ebola/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:27:42 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99202 A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home.

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By CHELSEA SCHILLING.

A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home, some health experts say.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 4,985 people have contracted Ebola and at least 2,461 have died. Several doctors have fallen ill with Ebola, and two of them have died. New reports indicate a Doctors Without Borders staff member has contracted the virus in Liberia and will be evacuated to France for treatment.

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,” said Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”

Dr. Hieb said quarantine measures should be taken to control the outbreak and prevent Ebola from coming to America.

“You don’t get Ebola from Europe,” she told WND. “You get Ebola from Africa. And it’s a really simple formula: Don’t let people fly to America if they’ve been to areas where there’s an outbreak. When there’s an outbreak, stop air [traffic] flow.”

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Obama using Ebola to turn military into social workers?

By AARON KLEIN.

In committing an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces to join INTERNATIONAL Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, President Obama seems to be fulfilling the plans of highly influential progressive groups who seek to transform the American military into more of a social-work organization.

In 2012, the major league of progressive groups with deep ties to the Obama administration got together to produce a comprehensive, 96-page report titled the “2012 Unified Security Budget.” It offered recommendations for reforming the U.S. military during Obama’s second term in OFFICE.

The progressive groups drew up extensive road maps recommending the use of the U.S. military to combat “global warming,” aid in disease PREVENTION in Africa, fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide.

Already during his first term, Obama utilized some of the specific recommendations of an earlier military budget paper produced by the same groups.

The 2012 Unified Budget report makes clear the stated objective of transforming the U.S. Armed Forces into an operation that emphasizes conflict resolution, INTERNATIONAL military cooperation via the U.N. and diplomacy.

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Scotland Referendum: Scots Reject Independence in Historic Vote http://joemiller.us/2014/09/scotland-referendum-scots-reject-independence-historic-vote/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/scotland-referendum-scots-reject-independence-historic-vote/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:26:04 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99148 Scotland voters have decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, rejecting independence in a historic referendum.

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Scotland voters have decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, rejecting independence in a historic referendum.

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.

“The people of Scotland have spoken,” Alistair Darling, leader of the “Better Together” campaign said early Friday after the result was confirmed. “We have chosen unity over division.”

Despite major victories for the “Yes” campaign in Dundee and Glasgow, the “Better Together,” a majority of voters did not embrace Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond’s impassioned plea to launch a new state, choosing instead the security offered by remaining in the United Kingdom.

Salmond conceded defeat, saying “we know it is a majority for the No campaign” and called on Scots to accept the results of the vote.

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Marine Vets Walk 300 Miles to Tell Obama: Free Tahmooressi http://joemiller.us/2014/09/marine-vets-walk-300-miles-tell-obama-free-tahmooressi/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/marine-vets-walk-300-miles-tell-obama-free-tahmooressi/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:25:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99215 Two former Marines — Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe and fellow Marine Allen Brown — have taken their plea to free Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to the streets, walking nearly 300 miles to Washington to petition President Obama in person.

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Photo Credit: AP / Rich Pedroncelli

Two former Marines — Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe and fellow Marine Allen Brown — have taken their plea to free Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to the streets, walking nearly 300 miles to Washington to petition President Obama in person.

They’re about 100 miles shy of hitting the capital city, they told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren.

Mr. Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico for months, after he CLAIMS he took a wrong turn and crossed the border with firearms — that he owned legally — in the trunk of his car. Under Mexico law, however, his firearms possession was illegal.

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Happy Constitution Day! Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo http://joemiller.us/2014/09/happy-constitution-day-ninth-circuit-affirms-illegal-wear-american-flag-shirts-cinco-de-mayo/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/happy-constitution-day-ninth-circuit-affirms-illegal-wear-american-flag-shirts-cinco-de-mayo/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:24:30 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99212 It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

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It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

The trouble dates back to Cinco de Mayo (May 5) in 2010, when officials at Live Oak High — a school with a predominant Mexican-American student body — forced the students to remove their American flag-festooned shirts. Administrators called the shirts “incendiary” and worried that fighting would break out between white and Latino students if Latino students noticed the shirts. So, assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez told the students to turn their shirts inside out or leave school.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil: ‘We Legislate Murder, That’s What Abortion Is’ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/duck-dynastys-phil-legislate-murder-thats-abortion/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/duck-dynastys-phil-legislate-murder-thats-abortion/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:23:56 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99188 Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson gave one of the sermons Sunday at his church, where he criticized political correctness for diminishing the reality of sin and said the "politically correct crowd" had killed 55 million babies by ABORTION.

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson gave one of the sermons Sunday at his church, where he criticized political correctness for diminishing the reality of sin and said the “politically correct crowd” had killed 55 million babies by ABORTION, and that this was legislated “murder,” adding that now the government is “legislating perversion.”

In a Sept. 14 sermon focusing on how few people in the media, the UNIVERSITIES, and in movies rarely ever talk about sin or even use the word “sin,” Phil Robertson, an elder at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, La., quoted from Webster’s dictionary about political correctness and then emphasized that murder is a sin.

“Noah Webster’s heirs at least were not kind to political correctness,” said Robertson, in reference to the dictionary publisher’s intellectual descendants. “Political correctness is usually used disparagingly to connote dogmatism – this way or the highway, you either gonna’ agree with us, yeah, we’re hollering tolerance but we’re only tolerant of anyone who agrees with us. They connote dogmatism, the excessive sensitivity to minority causes. It just goes on and on.”

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Alleged ISIS Photo Controversy Engulfs Sen. John McCain http://joemiller.us/2014/09/alleged-isis-photo-controversy-engulfs-sen-john-mccain/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/alleged-isis-photo-controversy-engulfs-sen-john-mccain/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:57 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99153 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endured brutal criticism—media fact checkers, reporters, and political figures have shredded him—for questioning just who McCain posed with.

But a closer look at the situation tells perhaps a different story than McCain’s office or the mainstream media have pushed.

The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when he visited the country. McCain posed for photographs with those people, and since then rumors have sprouted up across the Internet that he met with ISIS or some other terrorist kidnappers or nefarious forces.

“The people in the pictures with Senator McCain in Syria included General Salim Idris, then-Chief of Staff of the Supreme Military Command of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Mouaz Moustafa, the Executive Director of the DC-based Syrian Emergency Task Force (which supports the moderate opposition and helped arrange some of the trip), and fighters and commanders from the Northern Storm Brigade, a FSA-aligned group,” McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers told Breitbart News.

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Australia Thwarts Beheading Plot, says Islamic State Threat Persists http://joemiller.us/2014/09/australia-thwarts-beheading-plot-says-islamic-state-threat-persists/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/australia-thwarts-beheading-plot-says-islamic-state-threat-persists/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:20:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99184 Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution.

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Photo Credit: Joel Carret / European Pressphoto Agency

Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution, Australian media reported Thursday.

Omarjan Azari exhibits “an unusual level of fanaticism,” Prosecutor Michael Allnutt told a Sydney court in a successful attempt to deny bail for the bearded young man, who is facing a possible life sentence.

The plot to carry out a random terrorist attack was foiled after a four-month surveillance operation revealed a network of violent Muslim extremists allegedly being directed by a former Australia resident, Mohammad Ali Baryalei, now a major figure in the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Raids carried out in two Australian cities Thursday resulted in more than a dozen arrests, officials said.

Authorities expressed concern over the scores of Australians being drawn into the violent culture of Islamic State, which has seized broad swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and proclaimed it a Muslim “caliphate” ruled by a harsh and medieval version of Sharia, or Islamic law.

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Outlawed in America: The American Flag http://joemiller.us/2014/09/outlawed-america-american-flag/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/outlawed-america-american-flag/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:19:27 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99176 On September 11, four students SHOWED up at the school with U.S. flags flying from their vehicles. The flags were confiscated.

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I’m old enough to remember when the big controversy surrounding American flags was whether or not we should make it illegal for dim-bulb protesters to burn them in public. There was quite a bit of energy behind flag-burning bans for a while there. Instead, it has become illegal to display an American flag, at least in certain places and times.

For example, you’d better not fly the Stars and Stripes at Woodruff High School in South Carolina, especially on September 11. WSPA News reports:

Several people SHOWED up with American flags to protest Woodruff High School’s decision to make students remove flags from their vehicles.

On September 11, four students SHOWED up at the school with U.S. flags flying from their vehicles. The flags were confiscated after officials said it was against school district policy to “draw attention” to one’s vehicle. The flags were returned at the end of the day and the students were not punished.

Parents who were upset with the decision went to social media to voice their opinion. They also planned the protest, which took place Monday morning.

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Al Gore: Climate Skepticism Will Haunt Republicans in 2016 http://joemiller.us/2014/09/al-gore-climate-skepticism-will-haunt-republicans-2016/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/al-gore-climate-skepticism-will-haunt-republicans-2016/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:18:31 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99172 The former vice president believes the politics of global warming are changing.

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Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty

Al Gore says Republicans seeking the White House in 2016 are in a bind on climate change.

Asked if it would hurt the GOP nominee to be a climate skeptic or advocate against taking action on global warming, Gore replied: “Oh, yes. Definitely.”

“In a general election? At the national level, where moderate voters hold the balance? It would be extremely harmful to a Republican candidate,” Gore told National Journal in an interview Wednesday.

But Gore doubts that a “pro-climate” Republican can get the GOP nod, because “carbon polluters and anti-government extremists control many of the state primaries, if not most.”

Gore’s comments arrive as potential 2016 Republican White House candidates are beginning to stake out turf on climate change and energy.

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Mayor: New High School Won’t be Named After President Obama http://joemiller.us/2014/09/mayor-new-high-school-wont-named-president-obama/ http://joemiller.us/2014/09/mayor-new-high-school-wont-named-president-obama/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:17:42 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=99165 Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side.

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Obama Speaks Economic InequalityMayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side.

Instead of naming the new school after his former boss, the mayor indicated he would consider other names for the selective enrollment high school set to be built near the site of the former Cabrini-Green public housing project just northwest of downtown.

“Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we CONTINUE to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for other possible names for this future school,” Emanuel said in a statement.

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