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John Kerry escalates war on ISIS-like refrigeration; DNC may keep DWS in undisclosed location for convention (Open thread)

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By Doug Powers  •  July 24, 2016 09:36 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

While the dust settles oh-so-briefly in between the Republican and Democrat conventions, here’s an open thread to sort everything out, brought to you today by Coors Light, Happyscrapper, and also by DNC-to-MSM Express — when the mainstream media’s marching orders absolutely positively have to be there overnight.

A few starters…

On Friday, John Kerry equated ISIS and… air conditioning:

Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
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“Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of [the Islamic State], and terrorism,” he said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Also “hard for some people to grasp”: John Kerry is a total tool, not to mention a hypocrite of the highest order.

Roll tape on the Lurch-cam:

Kerry then jumped on his air conditioned private jet and headed back to one of his air conditioned mansions before going back to work in his air conditioned DC office.

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The Democrats are trying to stave off a full-blown melee at their convention that starts tomorrow by putting Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a Fixer Protection Program. The DNC chair won’t speak at the convention for the very party she heads after emails released by Wilileaks showed DWS colluding with the media to ensure Clinton’s nomination over Sanders. Pass the popcorn:

The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails.

Bernie fans who didn’t realize that the fix was in for Hillary from the start also explains why there are people who still think there’s such a thing as “free” college.

This morning, Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz to resign.

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This made me laugh out loud Saturday afternoon: The running mate for the candidate who deleted tens of thousands of emails, won’t release Wall Street speech transcripts lied repeatedly about her private server and tried to blame a terrorist attack in Libya on a YouTube video slammed Hillary’s opponent for not being transparent and honest:

Kaine held nothing back when it came to topics, even asking the audience, if they think Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid his fair share of taxes.

“And while we’re on the subject of taxes, where are Donald Trump’s tax returns?,” Kaine asked the large crowd at FIU. Raise your hand if you think that those returns would show (that) he’s paid his fair share of taxes. I don’t see a lot of hands.”

And raise your hand if you think Hillary’s honest!

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The Dems might be keeping Wasserman Schultz out of the spotlight at the party’s convention, but the same does NOT go for relatives of police shooting victims. The city’s police union isn’t happy about the predictable lack of focus on police:

Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers.

John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.

“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism,” Mr. McNesby said in a statement.

The DNC will, however, be happy to accept the protection the Philly police will afford them during the convention.

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Leave it to Bernie Sanders to stay focused on the real threat the world faces:

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Sorry Bernie, but maybe people are too busy worrying about getting killed by terrorists to freak out about air conditioning.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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