by: the Common Constitutionalist
Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day began after the Civil War. It is a time to reflect and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Frankly they should be honored more than once a year. Decoration day was established on May 5, 1868. It was so named as a time to “decorate” soldiers graves with flowers.
“The Grand Army of the Republic”, an organization of Union Army veterans established it.
So this Memorial Day, go to a parade, attended a military Memorial ceremony, lay some flowers at the foot of a soldier’s grave and seek out and thank a veteran or active duty military man or woman for their service (although this should be a regular function of your day).
In this episode I discuss President Obama’s speech in the city of Hiroshima, Japan – a speech which was predictably chock full of apologies, moral relativism and guilt over the aggression of the United States. A speech designed to force the uniformed American public and the world to somehow feel that the act of dropping those bombs which ended World War II was our fault. A speech designed to further the left’s goal of unilateral nuclear disarmament. It was a real humdinger!
by: the Common Constitutionalist
A few days ago Mark Levin, on his syndicated radio program, asked an interesting yet likely rhetorical question of several conservative stalwarts. It was simple and succinct. “Where were you?” Mark quizzed and with which I firmly agree. This was in response to the growing number of well respected conservative media brainiacs, like George Will, Charles Krauthammer and particularly, Charles Murray of the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, coming out against Trump.
Levin was responding to a quite lengthy article Murray wrote for National Review Online entitled, “Why ‘Hillary Is Even Worse’ Doesn’t Cut It.”
To the title, “Hillary is Even Worse” and a no vote for Trump equals a vote for Hillary, he does have a point. We constitutionalists are all tired of hearing these refrains, but that’s not the point of Mark’s on-air remarks.
Levin says that Murray attempts to make the case that “if you are truly a principled conservative, you really have a moral obligation not to vote for Donald Trump. He’s not saying vote for Hillary Clinton,” but he’ll never vote for Trump. Mark then speaks of one of my heroes, Thomas Sowell, who had written “column after column after column against Donald Trump and he was skittish on Ted Cruz,” yet Dr. Sowell came out in February and publically endorsed Cruz. Sowell recognized that Cruz was the only real deal.
The Force is a supernatural power used by Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi to manipulate objects in the fictional universe of Star Wars.
Now, researcher have brought the same ability to our world with three device that use acoustic levitation.
A couple who work at the circus go to an adoption agency. Social workers there raise doubts about their suitability.
The couple produce photos of their 50 foot motor home, which is equipped with a beautiful nursery.
By: the Common Constitutionalist
On November 12, 2015 Dr. Andrea Quenette was conducting a Masters level communications seminar, required by students who wish to teach public speaking to under-grads.
One of the graduate students apparently posed a question to the small class. “In light of last night’s university-wide town hall meeting about race and discrimination on campus, what is the best approach to talk about that event and these issues with our students?”
Of course this has nothing at all to with public speaking, unless one wishes to major in community agitation, but still the politically correct skulls full of mush (hat tip – Rush) began discussing possible ways to bring these issues up in their classes.
It was then that professor Quenette, a 33 year old white woman, said: “As a white woman I just never have seen the racism. … It’s not like I see ‘n**ger’ spray painted on walls.” Quenette said she was comparing her university to the University of Missouri at Columbia, where many students reported seeing and hearing the word – which is also a lie. Quenette added that she was citing that word as an example of the discrimination they face – which they don’t, except in the heads.
She then proceeded to pound the final nail into her racist coffin by having the temerity to say the reason black student retention isn’t as high as other races is that, “Those students are not leaving school because they are physically threatened everyday but because of academic performance.”
Mixing drones with fire sure sounds like a dangerous idea, but under close control thisunlikely pairing could have a beneficial environmental impact. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) have been developing a drone that ignites controlled burns from the air, and the team has now carried out real-world testing of the technology with a view to minimizing risks to conservation crews and avoiding out of control wildfires.
Here in the South, you don’t see too many people hang-gliding. Jim Bob decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge … into the wind he goes!
By: the Common Constitutionalist
Have you noticed that higher education is the only industry in America, other than maybe the “renewable energy” industry, that never gets any cheaper? Businesses in every other industry must compete for customers by cost cutting and innovating, allowing them to often offer a better product for less money.
Yet big education can continue to raise the cost of a college education almost recklessly without incurring the wrath of either their patrons or the unwashed 99%, who protest the runaway cost of every other “big” industry.
Ever wonder why that is and why the 99% unwashed protest class leaves them alone?
Well, for starters, the left understands that virtually all colleges and universities are themselves run by leftists, where the leadership of the protest class more than likely received their training on how to become a radical. It would therefore be a bit unseemly to bite off the hand that fed you, as it were.
Then there is the relatively new found mission of big education, which is the want to recruit more and more “low income” students, who they say, would never have the opportunity to go to college. And because low income students, they say,
“fear debt and have much less experience with debt than middle and upper income families. What little experience they have with debt is much more likely to be negative.” Yes, because debt for middle and upper class is such a positive experience.