Why did the Republicans approve arming the Syrian rebels?

When I first heard that the house of representatives today, approved Obama’s plan to arm the Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, I was taken back and could not understand why they would do such a thing. Then it hit me that I was dealing with political Cowarts. It is obvious to anybody with brains that this strategy will not work. On the other hand if the house refused to fund Obama is disastrous plan,Then then the failure of Obama would be blamed on the Republicans.

In short the Republicans took the easy cowardly way out. They now believe that they will have no responsibility for the outcome on the fight it’s about to occur in Syria. When will the Republicans learn just to do the right thing and allow the consequences of fall where they may.

via Tea For Two.

U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa – Zero for US Vets

The president will go beyond the 25-bed portable hospital that Pentagon officials said they would establish in Liberia, one of the three West African countries ravaged by the disease, officials said. Mr. Obama will offer help to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia in the construction of as many as 17 Ebola treatment centers in the region, with about 1,700 treatment beds.

via U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa – NYTimes.com.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Says Beheadings Do Not Justify Strikes | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) argued the beheading of two American journalists by ISIS does not justify U.S. airstrikes into Syria Thursday.

During an interview on Capitol Hill, Johnson said the slayings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff should not lead to bombing ISIS forces  in Syria.

“We were on their ground. It was not in the U.S. I do think we need to protect Americans wherever they are. But Americans also need to be careful where they are,” said Johnson.

The Dallas Democrat also said President Obama does not need Congressional authority to escalate the fight against ISIS. But she feels he would be wise to seek approval from the U.S. House and Senate.

via Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Says Beheadings Do Not Justify Strikes | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.

Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him – The Washington Post

Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and gave him another four years in 2012 to deliver on his promises of hope and change.

Now, the 36-year-old mother of three young children in Valencia, Calif., is among the majority of Americans who have lost confidence in Obama’s leadership and the job he is doing as president.

“He’s been faced with a lot of challenges, and he’s lost his way,” Cole said in an interview. She worries that Obama lacks the resolve needed at a time when things at home and abroad are looking scarier.

via Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him – The Washington Post.

Judge Sets Hearings for Illegal Alien Minors–4 Years From Now | CNS News

After a few pleasantries, Cristian’s lawyer told Immigration Judge John M. Bryant that his client conceded to the charge of being an undocumented alien in the United States and was subject to potential removal. Cristian wanted to plead for asylum for “protection from torture,” and “declined to state his country of removal at this time,” the lawyer added.

Within a minute, Bryant had accepted the plea and scheduled a hearing in which the court will determine if Cristian is eligible to receive asylum. The date was set for June 11, 2018.

“Are you available that day?” Bryant jokingly asked the lawyer.

“I don’t have my 2018 calendar in front of me, but yes, I believe so,” the lawyer responded.

“Okay, good. Have a good school year,” Bryant told Cristian. “I’ll see you in a few years, okay?”

via Judge Sets Hearings for Illegal Alien Minors–4 Years From Now | CNS News.

Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now | Mail Online

The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

via Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now | Mail Online.

Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows | TheBlaze.com

The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for Saturday, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day.

As one might expect, the article is riddled with safety tips that might make you think twice about even carrying matches into the forest at all, let alone actually igniting a marshmallow and putting your family’s life at risk.

via Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows | TheBlaze.com.

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty – NYTimes.com

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.

via Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty – NYTimes.com.

Iraq Vet Beaten After Being Warned Waffle House Unsafe For Whites | The Daily Caller

A rural Mississippi man suffered life-threatening injuries and required brain surgery after he entered a Waffle House despite receiving a warning not to enter the restaurant because of the color of his skin.The severe beating occurred early Sunday morning around 2 a.m., reports The Clarion-Ledger. Up to 20 assailants participated.The injured man is Ralph Weems IV, a veteran of the Iraq War and a Marine. He is white.

via Iraq Vet Beaten After Being Warned Waffle House Unsafe For Whites | The Daily Caller.

Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s E-mails Exist | National Review Online

A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing e-mails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them.“A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’s Shannon Bream.

via Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s E-mails Exist | National Review Online.