Survey: Democrats Fear Climate Change More Than Islamic Terrorism

Threat level-
Global warming 68%
Al Qaeda/Islamic State 67%

A recent survey found that Democrats believe the threat posed by climate change is greater than the threat posed by either al Qaeda or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).

The Pew Research Center/USA Today survey, conducted between Aug. 20 and 24, shows that 68 percent of Democrats said global climate change is a “major threat” to the U.S. while 67 percent chose al Qaida and 65 percent chose ISIS as a major threat to the country.

On the Republican side, 80 percent said al Qaida was the major threat and 78 percent chose ISIS, while only 25 percent said global climate change was a major threat.

Among Independents, 69 percent chose al Qaeda as the major threat, 63 percent chose ISIS, and only 44 percent said climate change.

h/t wz


Iranian President Calls U.S. Strikes on Syria illegal

Rouhani: Iran should take the lead

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria illegal, noting they took place without authorization from the United Nations or Syria.

Rouhani, speaking to NBC News from New York, said the newly announced strikes against ISIS in Syria differ from the ongoing U.S. military campaign in Iraq because Iraq has given its permission.

The State Department said it informed the Syrian government of the strikes but did not coordinate with the country.  Separately, The Iranian president said he would likely not meet with President Obama during the United Nations General Assembly this week. 

"I do believe this meeting will probably not take place," he told NBC.

The White House had previously said it did not expect a meeting between the two leaders. Last year, the two leaders spoke by phone after the General Assembly.

The United States and other countries are engaged in nuclear negotiations with Iran. The White House has said it will make no concessions in the talks in exchange for the country's help combating ISIS.

“These are two separate matters that will be resolved separately,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday.


Krauthammer: We Can Achieve a 1/2 Victory Against ISIS

Halfway there is all we can get in the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria

In Iraq we have Iraqi troops, the Kurds on the ground and Sunni tribes.
In Syria, "there's nobody on the ground"

Degrade and defeat ISIS? "That I don't see" Charles said on FNF this morning


1 In 5 Workers Laid Off In Past 5 Years Still Unemployed -Survey

Number of long term unemployed - 3 Million

Still waiting on that recovery.

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two percent of workers laid off in the past five years are still unemployed, according to a new survey.

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University surveyed more than 1,100 workers, including nearly 400 who are unemployed. A slim majority of laid-off workers in the survey, or 54 percent, said they received unemployment insurance when they lost their jobs. However, 83 percent of those who received benefits said the compensation ran out before they found jobs.

Congress dropped extended unemployment benefits at the end of last year, despite complaints from Democrats and a few Republicans. Last week House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who refused to allow a House vote reauthorizing the benefits, said that some unemployed people want to "just sit around" instead of trying to work.

The number of long-term unemployed in the country has fallen to 3 million, down from a high of 6.6 million in 2010. While some are finding jobs, others are no longer counted as unemployed because they've given up looking for work. Economists are unsure how much the decline in long-term joblessness owes to people finding jobs.


Breaking Up With Barack Obama...

Great video by Americans for Shared Prosperity

"In 2008, I fell in love..."


Al Gore At Climate March In NYC Talks About Renewable Energy Before Hopping Into a Gas-Guzzling SUV

Gore in a Prius?
Gore in a Nissan Leaf?
Nope, Al Gore gets into a big Chevy Suburban LT

Kerry Picket
Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday's climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.

Gore asked a security officer, "You want me here?" before stepping into the SUV, which appears to be a Suburban LT model, as seen in a logo behind the passenger door Gore entered. It is unknown if the large Chevy SUV was a flex fuel vehicle.

Breitbart News asked the environmental activist about the financial costs of renewable energy, as well as his own house—a mansion in Nashville which has previously been criticized for the amount of energy it reportedly uses. Gore simply replied, "Hundred percent."

Gore marched with global warming protesters at the People's Climate March along with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, among various celebrities. De Blasio praised Gore's work during a press gaggle at the march.


Rudy Giuliani: I Would Have NEVER Said, 'We're Not Going to Put Boots on the Ground' in Iraq, I Would Never Announce That In Advance

'I would have not taken this idea of troops off the table, as a way of threatening them'


Flashback 2012- Hillary Clinton: Arming Syrian Rebels Could Help al-Qaeda

The U.S. is going to train and arm 'moderate' Syrian rebels as part of Obama's strategy to confront Islamic State terrorists, who have seized territory in Iraq and Syria.

What did Hillary say about arming the rebels when she was SOS in 2012?

We'd be helping Al Qaeda. 'What are we gonna arm them with? To whom do you deliver them to?...We really don't know who it is that would be armed'


VIDEO- Alaska Local TV Reporter Curses, Quits on Air, Says She Will Work to Legalize Pot

"I quit"

A reporter for Anchorage CBS-affiliate KTVA quit on live television Sunday night, using the f-word to punctuate an announcement that she will work to legalize marijuana as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club.

The reporter, known professionally as Charlo Greene, made the announcement during the station's 10 p.m. newscast at the end of a story titled "Voting for easier access." Greene told viewers that she is owner of the group, which describes itself as a liaison between people who hold medical marijuana cards and those who can supply the drug.

"Everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," she said.

"And as for this job," Greene continued, "Well, not that I have a choice, but f--- it, I quit."


When the go back to the desk, the surprised anchor apologizes for reporter Charlo Greene's comment.
Watch- This is not the way you do it.


Arizona: High School Football Coach Gets Suspended Two Games For Praying With Team (Video)

Video report from ABC15. They talk to one of the fans at the Friday night football game. His response is the quote of the day-

Ray Rice gets two games for 'cold conking his girlfriend,' the coach gets two games for praying. Something is really wrong with that

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A Tempe school football coach must miss his team's game Friday as part of a punishment for praying with his players.

Tom Brittain is serving the second week of a two-game suspension from his job as coach at Tempe Preparatory Academy.

Headmaster David Baum says Brittain instructed a player to lead the team in prayer after they won a game.

Baum says staff cannot appear to condone religion to students on behalf of the state-funded charter school's behalf.

Some students hung a sign in support of Brittain at the school's homecoming game last week.

Some parents have expressed outrage at Baum's decision. But others say the school is not a religious institution and that Brittain violated school policy


Watch Leftist Robert Kennedy Jr. Get Confronted about His Own “Carbon Footprint”

"Shouldn't you lead by example?"

PJTV's Michelle Fields confronts Robert Kennedy Jr. at the New York climate march about his use of things that damage the environment. At the end of the interview, an angry RFK Jr. grabs the mic and pulls it back when Fields tries to answer a follow-up question.