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Could There a Biden – Warren Ticket?

CNN/ORC poll published last Friday showed that the public disapproves of the way President Obama is leading the country by a margin of 51 percent to 47 percent.

This would be troubling news for Obama if he were seeking a third term, which of course he’s not. But it could be a serious liability for Vice President Joseph Biden, Obama’s leading cheerleader and policy advocate, if Biden decides to make a late entry into the presidential campaign this fall.

After months of private deliberations and consultation with his family, Democratic party activists and potential campaign donors, the 72-year-old Biden is now “increasingly leaning” towards challenging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their party’s presidential nomination, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The vice president sounded out political activists in South Carolina during a recent vacation. More intriguingly, Biden arranged a private meeting last Saturday in the vice president’s official residence with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a rock star among liberal Democrats. read more

The Survival of Hillary’s Candidacy Is Up to Obama

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh did a fairly lengthy segment regarding people calling and e-mailing him about Hillary Clinton. He began with: “Do any of you really, really think she’s not going to be the nominee? Come on, let’s get serious! There isn’t anybody else that’s gonna be the Democrat nominee.”

Limbaugh explained that there have been Washington insiders who have come out publicly one day saying Hillary doesn’t have a chance – and the following day, doing a 180, saying she’s the nominee. The implication is that these “insiders” received a “call” that night, causing the 180, if you catch my drift. And that’s perfectly reasonable. It’s the Clinton Crime family’s MO.

But still, the heat is on. The Clintons take money from everyone – and those who have “donated” to the Crime Family Foundation (hat tip, Rush), expect an ROI (Return on Investment). And of course that ROI must come in the form of influence and favors, those only a president can grant.

These foreign investors are purchasing futures, which they expect to collect, after their investments mature. And that maturation date is sometime after Hillary is inaugurated as the next president. Anything short of this will just not do. read more

Trump, Cruz to Protest Iran Deal

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Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are jointly hosting a rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9 to protest the nuclear deal with Iran.

The event, being organized by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America, will be staged on the West Lawn of the Capitol, the groups said in a statement.

Cruz, the keynote speaker, invited Trump to speak, the statement said. read more

Kids Need to Be Taught Reality

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We teach children that it is not only okay to be wacky and different, but it is to be celebrated. Don’t try to conform, fit in or assimilate. If it makes you “feel” better to get a neck tattoo at the age of 8, you should do that – or a nose ring – or dress up like a little girl. If it improves your self-esteem or your perceived self worth, then we should be all for it.

For decades now, we’ve packed up our children and sent them off to liberal indoctrination camps posing as public schools.

When someone dares to promote something as sensible as school uniforms, they are practically run out of town on a rail. We can’t have uniforms, it is said. That will stifle the children’s creativity and not allow them to express their individualism.

We allow them to learn that 2 + 2 can equal five, so that we don’t damage children’s fragile psyche. Heather having two daddies is the same as a mommy and daddy, and should never be thought of as different or out of the main stream. Teachers no longer use red ink to correct assignments, assuming there are any assignments, because that’s far too aggressive and may be yet another damaging blow to the child’s self-esteem. We wouldn’t want them to feel bad or inferior to other children.

In sports, every child gets a ribbon or a trophy just for showing up, and we’ve decided to eliminate the practice of honoring top-achieving students as “valedictorian” or “salutatorian,” because it promotes unhealthy competition.

So kids have spent there whole lives in this insane, out of touch with reality environment. read more

Augmented Reality for Cyclists

Riding a bike while looking at a smartphone is not the brightest idea. Now, I’m not a hi-tech guy by any stretch of the imagination, but these “augmented reality” glasses are cool. Chinese tech manufacturer Insenth is offering augmented reality glasses designed specifically for cyclists. Called Senth IN1, they not only let riders place and receive phone calls, but they also let them select music, take photos, navigate, and more, all through a virtual heads-up display.

Watch the video. read more

Joke of the Day

Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.

Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies — two in the front seat and three in the back — wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?

“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “you weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.” read more

The Dynamism of Illegal Immigration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Have you noticed how it is typical of anyone and everyone either in government, or pundits who work for or report on those in government, to judge and score everything on a static basis?

The static model is that if we raise people’s taxes, the government will take in more money. Never do they figure on the dynamic response to a tax increase. Some will just pay it, while some will seek to shelter their money – and others will lose their jobs because of the increase, and therefore not pay the increase – and so on. As such we end up with a net loss, not gain in revenue.

The same goes for tax cuts. The people who whine about tax cuts always do so by judging the outcome statically, or as a zero sum game. If there is a winner, there must be loser – an equal and opposite reaction, which is never the case. They can’t, or won’t, comprehend the dynamism that tax cuts actually increase revenue.

And now the left, the establishment right, and the pundits who serve them are using the same argument for illegal immigration, not to mention tugging on our heart strings.

Charles Krauthammer did just that on the O’Reilly Factor 3 days ago. He told Bill O’Reilly that once you build a wall and get the “flow of illegals down to a trickle” – at that point “what do you do about the 11 million illegal immigrants living here.” read more

Miniature Weather Satellites

Artist's concept of a CYGNSS SatelliteArtist’s concept of a CYGNSS Satellite (Credit: NASA)

What is small enough to fit in an airliner carry-on bin and has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars worth of property? The answer is the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) – NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing microsatellites, which are now being assembled at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. read more

Joke of the Day

Merv was in a terrible accident at work.

He fell through a floor tile and ripped off both of his ears.

Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way.

One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom business called Plexus Communications.

After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. But, after signing on the dotted line, he realized that he knew nothing about running such a business and quickly set out to hire someone who could do that for him. The next day he had set up three interviews.

The first guy was great. He knew everything he needed to and was very interesting.

At the end of the interview, Merv asked him, “Do you notice anything different about me?” read more