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Resolved: Al Gore’s next mansion should be constructed from Climate March trash

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

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Many of the Grand Guardians of Mother Earth at Sunday’s “People’s Climate March” in NYC left offerings to the hypocrisy gods:

Just a few pics of the aftermath of #ClimateMarch Think of all the banners and signs….where will they end up?!! pic.twitter.com/YnosI23G2F

— liz murphy (@wickedlizzard) September 22, 2014

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Resolved: Al Gore’s next mansion should be constructed from Climate March trash

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Discuss.

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Many of the Grand Guardians of Mother Earth at Sunday’s “People’s Climate March” in NYC left offerings to the hypocrisy gods:

Just a few pics of the aftermath of #ClimateMarch Think of all the banners and signs….where will they end up?!! pic.twitter.com/YnosI23G2F

— liz murphy (@wickedlizzard) September 22, 2014

**Written by Doug Powers

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Big crowd at ‘People’s Climate March’ makes futile attempt to fill in carbon footprints of Gore, DiCaprio

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

If the Goracle and DiCaprio look tired it’s probably because they rode bicycles all the way to NYC:

pic.twitter.com/fb5vqSQvqg

— Andrea Bernstein (@AndreaWNYC) September 21, 2014

leonardo dicaprio at the #PeopleClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/vL77HD8yZi

— Daniel Evans (@DanieloEvanso) September 21, 2014

To put the attendance at the “People’s Climate March” in New York City into perspective, authorities estimate that if the crowd was placed into the carbon footprint of Al Gore, it would almost fill up the pinky toe:

Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected.

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were all due to take part in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

Nothing says “let’s cut down on greenhouse gas emissions” than by creating traffic jams:

A massive march against climate change was set to roll into Midtown and the Upper West Side on Sunday, and commuters will have to be ready for bumper-to-bumper delays.

As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the People’s Climate Change March is expected to draw about 100,000 people. They will jam their march route as they call for more government action to help the environment.

Some drivers are worried.

“I think it’s going to be a nightmare,” said motorist Paulo Flosi.

Burning extra fuel taking a detour might be preferable to driving down the road and seeing this:

Apparently the goddess of the #PeopleClimateMarch is Aunt Jemima. pic.twitter.com/Gh8gulfgdK"

— Rick Moore (@RickMoore) September 21, 2014

Overheard at the march: “Miccah Sunrise, I think the mushrooms are turning on me!”

"Capitalism is killing the planet." But don't ask how I got my sign & cooking supplies! pic.twitter.com/nmkCEGs2Qm #PeopleClimateMarch

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 21, 2014

The secret to creating non-hypocritical free market blasting eco muffins is in the cooking style:

@michellemalkin Anti-capitalist prog muffins, fermented underground wrapped in an old pair of Stalin's underwear — a communist Kimchi pot.

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) September 21, 2014

Obligatory (language warning):

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Sen. Mary Landrieu brews up vote-getting strategy for vulnerable Dems

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

If this provides a boost to Landrieu’s poll numbers, by next weekend Kay Hagan will be officiating a beer pong contest at a UNC frat house:

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) was spotted helping a man do a keg stand at a Louisiana State University tailgating event on Saturday.

A photo from the event appears to show Landrieu—one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents this year— holding the keg’s spigot while a young man dressed in the Tigers’ purple and gold does a handstand on the keg and other participants hold his legs. A crowd of onlookers cheers him on.

A source close to the campaign said the man was in his late 20s and was enjoying a tailgate with his friends and family. The source also said his father was at the tailgating party with him.

Public service:

No, really. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) poured beer into the mouth of a dude doing a keg stand today pic.twitter.com/RVwkBYt5QR

— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) September 21, 2014

The best part is that if Landrieu is questioned about it she can simply say it was a photo shoot for an Obamacare ad:

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For some reason this sounds familar: Obama will personally sign off on airstrike targets

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

For those who have learned about or remember Vietnam in the mid to late 1960′s, this might ring an uneasy bell:

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More from the Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.

The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it is an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
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Through tight control over airstrikes in Syria and limits on U.S. action in Iraq, Mr. Obama is closely managing the new war in the Middle East in a way he hasn’t done with previous conflicts, such as the troop surge in Afghanistan announced in 2009 or the last years of the Iraq war before the 2011 U.S. pullout.

With this micromanagement in mind, the White House was glad today to accept delivery of the “LBJ-9000 Presidential Selective Target Airstrike Activator,” which has been set up for Obama in the situation room:

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There Will Be Blood II: Al Jazeera counter-sues Al Gore in battle royale for Big Oil money

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Suit.

Counter-suit:

Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America.

The parties are fighting over money that is being held in escrow. The former vice president and Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, sued the network last month saying that it was improperly withholding tens of millions of dollars placed in escrow when Al Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million.

A peer-reviewed study from the IPCC says that the amount carbon dioxide emitted from millions of people saying “pass the popcorn” about this story now presents a serious threat to the planet, and within five years the Arctic could be completely ice free.

It’s unclear who’s going to win these lawsuits, but God does not appear to be on Gore’s side, as evidenced by the Goracle’s mic being cut off while he quoted from the Gospel of Luke. Bonus points: It happened just as Gore yelled “Ye hypocrites!”

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Have Dems already nominated a scapegoat for a possible November election massacre?

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

If the Democrats get bulldozed in November, somebody’s got to take the blame for it, and that person certainly won’t be President Obama.

Enter fact-challenged Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters.

Oh I see, DWS’s rhetoric about the Tea Party might have offended the delicate “new tone” sensibilities of the party of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Here’s an alleged complaint about DWS that’s hilarious coming from the DNC: She reportedly tried to get them to provide free stuff:

One example that sources point to as particularly troubling: Wasserman Schultz repeatedly trying to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe.

In 2012, Wasserman Schultz attempted to get the DNC to pay for her clothing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, multiple sources say, but was blocked by staff in the committee’s Capitol Hill headquarters and at President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago.

So the Dems might not have wanted to pay for DWS to “get covered” in a sense? Amazing what difference things make when it’s your own cash. I guess they figure she’s there to preach the party platform, not to practice it.

Also, the “DWS” in “DWS PAC” doesn’t stand for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. If it did, the PAC couldn’t accept money from lobbyists.

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Time for another episode of ‘Al Gore’s Doomsday Predictions vs. Reality’

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Al Gore in January of 2012:

Consider that Antarctica, the massive continent at the southern tip of our planet, holds 90% of the Earth’s ice. It is a frozen desert, covered in ice that at some points is two miles thick. What happens to the rest of the world as that frozen water is released, at ever increasing rates, as a result of the rising temperatures caused by climate change?

Even though Antarctica is thousands of miles distant from the rest of the world, the melting ice on this continent should be of paramount concern to all of us. As our planet’s ice melts, sea levels are rising steadily. This increases the risk of storm surges, coastal floods, diminished supplies of drinking water for billions of people, and hundreds of millions of climate refugees.

I first traveled to Antarctica in 1988. At the time, it was already clear that our southernmost continent stood at the frontier of the global climate crisis. Scientists expected that as climate change accelerated, Antarctica would be one of the fastest warming areas of the planet. This prediction has proven true: Today, the West Antarctic Peninsula is warming about four times faster than the global average. In many ways, it is the biggest “canary in the coal mine,” signaling one of the largest impacts of climate change for the entire world.

Reality this week:

Antarctic sea ice set new record high yesterday, beating record set this time last year: http://t.co/mwUh9bwEoJ

— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) September 17, 2014

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Mainstream media, cover your eyes and ears: House Select Committee on Benghazi holds first hearing [live stream]

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is holding their first open hearing today.

Here’s the schedule:

10 a.m.: Hearing begins.

10:01 a.m.: Democrats say all evidence presented so far fully vindicates the State Department, Hillary Clinton and the White House of any and all wrongdoing.

10:10 a.m.: First witness testifies.

11:30 a.m.: Trey Gowdy gets a stubborn witness to yell “you can’t handle the truth!”

6:30 p.m.: Network newscasts provide little more than passing mention of the story, if any at all.

I’m not sure what day former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell will testify, but that should make for an extra special fireworks show from the Dem side of the room.

Below is a live stream. If that’s not working try here.



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Actor Leonardo DiCarbonFootprint named ‘UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change’

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the shorter version of the U.N.’s announcement:

Warm up the private jets and prepare Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s “superyacht” for departure, because actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been charged with helping save the planet:

Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on Sept. 23 at the U.N. Climate Summit to address the topic of climate change, the international organization announced on Tuesday.

“It’s an honor to accept the role of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community,” said DiCaprio in a statement. “I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.”

DiCaprio is already set to take firsthand sub-orbital observations of the planet’s health from Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship, which has a **negligible carbon footprint (**spelled h-u-g-e):

According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental assessment of the launch and re-entry of Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft, one launch-land cycle emits about 30 tons of carbon dioxide, or about five tons per passenger. That is about five times the carbon footprint of a flight from Singapore to London.

Over one-third of Virgin Galactic is owned by an investment firm in Abu Dhabi, which is also where a spaceport will reportedly be built. Abu Dhabi of course made its fortune selling carbon credits and Fiskers.

The choice of DiCaprio for “messenger of climate change peace” proves that the U.N. continues its reign as the world’s biggest, most expensive joke.

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Caption away: Pelosi and Christie buddy up

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Caption-worthy:

Chris Christie holding hands with Nancy Pelosi — http://t.co/SWEdv0PBTs pic.twitter.com/VAPmaF39QP

— Reid Wilson (@PostReid) September 16, 2014

I think they were just trying to commiserate because they were lured to the event under false pretenses:

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Former State Department diplomat describes effort to scrub damaging Benghazi docs

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

As always, when we talk about new info about Benghazi (or the IRS, or Fast & Furious, or any other “not a smidgen of corruption”-related story), cue Drebin:

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According to reporter Sharyl Attkisson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell has already told these same allegations to some members of Congress looking into Benghazi. We’ll see how much of this comes up in the Select Committee on Benghazi hearings which begin tomorrow:

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says.

He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks.

Somebody check Sandy Berger’s pants!

Read it all here. Attkisson is a heck of a comprehensive reporter, which might be why CBS didn’t want her around. Wonder why.

Also remember that 80 percent of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board was hand-picked by Hillary Clinton, and they never interviewed her. Possibly because they knew what she was going to say and decided to save everybody some time (one of the upsides of choosing your friends to investigate your department).

This caught my eye:

We contacted Mills and Sullivan to ask about the allegations and the purpose of the described separation of documents, but they did not return calls or emails. We reached out to Clinton, who declined an interview request and offered no comment. A State Department spokesman told us it would have been impossible for anybody outside the Accountability Review Board (ARB) to control the flow of information because the board cultivated so many sources.

When a government official says something is “impossible” that should set off more red flags than a Moscow May Day parade.

(Video h/t Real Clear Politics)

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Hillary Clinton’s big Iowa motorcade must be part of her ‘mass movement’ on climate change

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Hillary Clinton this year called for a “mass movement” to act on climate change.

Hillary more or less launched another bid for the Dem nomination in 2016 at the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa. The meat is actually grilled, not fried, and per one of Hillary’s contract riders the steaks this year were cooked over select torched Benghazi documents and four more copies of Leaves of Grass found in Bill’s duffel bag.

The Clintons got Hillary’s climate change “mass movement” going… with 12 environment-saving vehicles in their convoy:

https://twitter.com/kasie/status/511224733623656449

A dozen cars — or as Al Gore would say, “where are the rest?”

Need definitive proof Hillary’s running? Try not to laugh:

Someone asks Bill Clinton how he is doing. His response: "As long as I am still married to her, I am doing good," he says of HRC.

— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 14, 2014

I hope Bill enjoys wearing that remote-controlled electro-shock genital cuff for the next couple of years.

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Obama earns Nobel Peace Prize in role play as ISIS adviser

Michelle Malkin - 36 min 37 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

From the New York Times via Twitchy, take the rest of the day to soak this one in:

Mr. Obama had what guests on Wednesday afternoon described as a bereft look as he discussed the murders of Mr. Foley and Mr. Sotloff, particularly because two other Americans are still being held. Days later, ISIS would report beheading a British hostage with another video posted online Saturday.

But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.

If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.

He didn’t win that Nobel Peace Prize for nothing! Also Obama probably would have advised ISIS to pin OFA donation envelopes and voter registration forms to the shirts of released hostages.

Beyond parody.

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