Long popular in other countries, roof-top tents (RTTs) are having their moment in the US. The Santa Cruz-based innovators at Tepui are doing their best to turn that moment into a movement. The company is heavily invested in expanding the RTT market out from hardcore overlanders to the masses of general outdoor lovers and festival campers.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
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Some say the President of the United States, no matter who that is at any given time, is the most powerful man in the world. As the Chief Executive of the United States, he commands both the largest and most powerful military, and also the largest and most powerful economy on the planet.
This may be true on the World stage, but it is not the case domestically. For years now, supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the most powerful person in America.
While this is an abomination of federalism, it is never the less true. And it’s something that seems to be thrown about as no big deal by the legal, political and pundit class. But it is a big ‘F’ing deal (h/t Joe Biden), yet has evidently become the new normal.
We have devolved from the Founders’ vision of three equal branches providing checks and balances on one another, to being ruled by nine black robed oligarchs, to now the reality we face today. That our freedoms and liberties, our economy – everything we hold dear, is controlled by a single individual.
In Justice Kennedy’s hands (or his vote), he holds the future of America. We have never been so close to a dictatorship as we are today. And by one who cannot be voting out, or otherwise removed. Like a dictator, it is he and he alone who decides to stay or go. But unlike a Dictator, there is little fear of assassination.
I’m not usually the protesting type, nor do I get sucked into dopey hashtag campaigns, but I’m considering making an exception.
I’ve already aired my grievance to ABC directly, but I may also join the #BoycottABC campaign, for the cancellation by ABC of its second highest rated sitcom, Last Man Standing.
from The Daily Mail:
ABC is facing calls from angry conservatives on social media to boycott the television network on Monday after it was learned that a popular sitcom starring right-leaning actor Tim Allen was canceled.
The hashtag #BoycottABC was trending on Twitter Monday in response to the network’s decision not to renew Last Man Standing for a seventh season, even though it is one of ABC’s most highly rated shows.
Last Man Standing is a comedy that tells the story of the main protagonist, Mike Baxter, played by Allen.
Baxter is ‘the quintessential man’s man’ known for his old-fashioned views.
A devout Christian and outspoken political conservative who supported Donald Trump, Baxter works at a sporting good retailer, Outdoor Man, which sells guns, jerky, and camouflage recliners, according to Google.
A farmer in ancient Rome was working in the fields one day when he came across a giant strawberry, about five palmus wide and ten palmus high.
He thought this would be a novelty that many would want to see, so he took it home, washed it off and set up a display in a case.
By: the Common Constitutionalist
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It’s not often that I disagree with my fellow conservative authors. And if I do, I rarely if ever outwardly express that disagreement. But I’m making an exception to voice my disappointment of one “conservative” author who wrote about the potential “dangers” of an Article V Convention of States.
The article is entitled “A Convention of States is Not Without Risks.”
Right off the bat, I thought – oh here we go – another attempt at persuading the less informed of the dangers of an out-of control, free-for all, convention. As if anyone can propose anything and the idiot States will just line up in favor, like so many lemmings.
The author begins by attempting to win over the right, by writing that, “Patriots and Constitutional Conservatives across America are sickened and disgusted by our Federal Court Judges and our Cowardly Congress filled with ‘Demon-crats and RINO’s’ who have largely ignored the will and wishes of the citizens and voters for decades.”
This of course will cause “Constitutional Conservatives” to stand up and cheer.
But then he ventures down the road that many fearmongers have by stating that, “We must recognize however, that there will be ‘deep blue liberal’ states present at any such Convention; Deep Blue New York, for example, is, alongside Deep Red Texas are two of the eleven states whose legislatures have called for a Convention of States.”
The New York Times must have been compelled to report on the conviction of one of their own, former U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, but did their best to never mention that she is a Democrat. They can’t wait to announce when Republicans go up the river, but hid the fact that Brown was a liberal hack Dem.
It was decided long ago that a former President will receive a pension. If this is the case, it should not be tied to whether or not they choose to cash in after they leave office. It should not be political.
In Venezuela, protesters have taken to throwing anything they can when clashing with police. They’ve design a new weapon – called the poopootov cocktail.
A fossil so well preserved that it looks like a statue is being unveiled today at a museum in Canada.
The 110 million-year-old nodosaur fossil, dubbed the ‘four legged tank’ was discovered by a miner in a find so rare, it’s being described as like winning the lottery’.
The armoured plant-eater is the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found, according to reports in National Geographic.
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New Documentary film highlights the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, where almost 1 million have been killed since 2005.
from the Blaze:
Paula Kweskin, 33, didn’t expect her life to turn out this way — but she’s glad it did.
Kweskin attended law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she earned a jurisdoctorate in international law in 2010. Her goal from the outset of her higher education pursuit was to help the less fortunate in the world through practicing law.
She soon found out that bureaucracy made that task extremely difficult. So, she focused on other ways to help — specifically, she turned to media.