Saturday Night Live Diversity Hire Backfires

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I am not a fan of Saturday Night Live. Frankly I’m stunned it is still being aired. In my opinion, with few exceptions – Chris Farley comes to mind – the show hasn’t been any good since the members of the original cast left – amongst them were Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Lariane Newman, Garret Morris and Gilda Radner. It’s still hard to believe the show is almost 42 years old, as the first airing was in 1975.

But in all that time and with hundreds of different cast members, there has not been a single Hispanic woman who has done anything more than a guest appearance.

You may be thinking – so what – who cares – least of all the Common Constitutionalist. After all, is this not just liberal group think – what the left preaches to us regularly – that thinks are not fair unless everyone is somehow “represented.”

Yes of course, which why I’m bringing it up.

On September 12, 2016, Saturday Night Live (SNL) finally did something about. Amidst much ballyhoo, it was announced that Melissa Villaseñor was joining the cast for its upcoming season. It was to be a “seminal moment” for representation of Latinos in comedy. Evidently this is important to the left – I guess because a black or white woman telling jokes or starring in skits is completely different. read more

Will We Ever Discover the Truth Regarding the Charlotte Shooting?

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UPDATE: It just keeps getting better. Keith Lamont Scott’s mother, Vernita Scott Walker, said the man was reading…the Koran before he was shot. Ya can’t make this stuff up folks!

Why isn’t the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chief of Police, Kerr Putney, going to release the video of the altercation between police and Keith Lamont Scott?

According to the chief, it is clear that Scott had a gun. But then he back tracked saying: “The video does not give me absolute, definitive, visual evidence that would confirm that a person is holding a gun.”

So what does that mean? From his declaration, there is but one conclusion we can make in confidence – that Scott did in fact have a handgun. Evidently other evidence and witness accounts support the police narrative that officers opened fire only after Scott refused to drop his weapon, so he did in fact have a weapon. It was neither holstered nor in his waistband. He was in fact holding the weapon. It was not a book he was holding as “witnesses and family” have claimed.

Therefore, since the weapon was drawn, Scott must have intended to use it. Yet leftist websites and news outlets like the Huffington Post, drew a different conclusion from chief Putney’s statement. They claim that, “He [Putney] did however, note that the video fails to establish that Scott was holding a gun when he was shot.” read more

Podcast – Insensitive Yale Professor Loses Job – The Fraudulent Clinton Campaign – Is Colin Kapernick Being Influenced

A professor at Yale University has lost his job over comments he made in an email explaining to students that they should just look away if the witness an offensive or culturally appropriated Halloween costume. Both he and his wife, who also lost her job over the matter, had the nerve to tell the student body that people should be allowed to wear whatever costume they wished.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in Hillary Clinton campaign, as her staff is repeatedly and knowing fleecing small donation supporters. Banks are complaining of the myriad of phone calls they are receiving, that the Clinton campaign is making unauthorized withdrawals and frankly skirting the law to do so. As one donor said that it is criminal and anyone else would be in jail.

It seems 49ers Quarterback Colin Kapernick has a radical Marxist girlfriend/fiancée that may be influencing him and changing his view of America. Kapernick’s now infamous National Anthem sit down/kneel down tantrum may have been the work or idea of the girlfriend, Nessa Diab. read more

The NFL Nixes Another Good Deed

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The National Football League has made the headlines recently. Unfortunately, not for the right reasons.

This weekend was the kickoff of the 2016 NFL season. Being that it long-ago supplanted baseball as America’s pastime, one would expect it to be in the news – that and fantasy football has become a nationwide obsession.

Yet it is the ridiculous antics of a few players which have stolen the headlines. It’s well known what the San Francisco quarterback did during the preseason. By sitting or taking a knee during the pregame national anthem, he has injected politics into the NFL. Since then, a few others have followed suit, claiming they too are taking a stand (or a seat, or a knee) against racism and oppression in America – the pet cause of charlatans and race-hustlers.

And for the antics that detract from the game we love, the NFL does nothing and says little – no fines, no game suspensions – nothing. We all know these fools have every right to protest and support their phony cause – and to that I am in full agreement. read more

Podcast – Prisoners Go Out on Strike in Multiple States – Free Speech is Dead on College Campuses

Prisoners of the world unite! Yes, inmates in as many as 40 prisons in 24 states, last Friday began a nationwide (well – kind of) strike. The Union (yes – Union) Organizing Committee stated they are striking to end prison slavery. They are sick and tired of being degraded, dehumanized and exploited. Well, I have a few choice words for the prisoners union.

Freedom of speech is well and truly dead on American college and university campuses as freshman are told what they can and cannot say and what they can and cannot ask of other students. One oppressive and racist example is describing America as the “Land of Opportunity.” I’m not real happy about this either. read more

Was It Abuse That Killed a Marine Recruit?

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Basic training, or boot camp, in the military is a unique and enlightening experience. It can be rigorous, both physically and mentally, depending on your mindset, maturity level and preparation.

Some fare better than others, and in my recollection, some don’t fare at all. As I recall, boot was more an exercise in mental toughness than it was physical. I was quick to discover the purpose of the drill instructor was to break down the recruits’ individuality, or autonomy, and replace it with a sense of unit cohesion – thinking as a group and following orders without question. In the heat of battle, these are the things that will keep them alive.

During training, the recruit was constantly badgered by the drill instructors, called any number of pejoratives and forced to perform the most menial tasks. Again, this was, as I saw it, a test of mental toughness.

Through this process one could see the cream rise to the top, while others were less capable of dealing with the abuse. To an observer, this may seem harsh, but it worked. That was many moons ago, when we were not so concerned with the precious feelings of our recruits. read more

All White College Students Are Racist

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I listen to Jay Severin at the Blaze Radio Network from time to time, although not as often as I used to. Back in the old (or at least older) days, Jay had his own show broadcast here in New England.

One of the catch phrases he used, when a college kid called into his program was, “best time of your life kid.” He still uses the phrase and for him, being an “older gentleman,” I’m sure that was true.

However, I don’t think he can necessarily say that and it be categorically so any longer, especially if you are white.

Many colleges today are discriminating against white students  and doing it outwardly and without shame – none more than Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Posters have been seen plastered all over the dorms entitled, “How to Be a (better) White Ally.” Reading the poster, I think it could have been crafted by the New Black Panther Party or Black Lives Matter. It is that offensive.

The poster should actually just read: “Whitey Go Home,” or “We Don’t Want Your Kind at This School.” And that’s not far from the truth, as “Pomona College had several events last year that white students were not allowed to attend.” read more

America Is Traveling at Warp Speed Toward Racial Insanity

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It’s not often that sports and politics cross paths. Sure, the fact that the sports press is more liberal than their news counterparts is widely known, or should be, but I’m speaking of the athletes.

Every once in a while athletes will take a political or cultural stand, but it is still the exception, which is why the Colin Kaepernick story has garnered so much press.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sat during the national anthem prior to the start of an NFL preseason game a couple of weeks ago and again, took a knee, rather than stand during the last. He says he is doing this to show solidarity for oppressed blacks.

It’s one thing for a grown man to voice his opinion in such a way, but it’s quite another to consciously or unwittingly influence children to mimic his actions. It seems Kaepernick’s antics have “inspired” six fifth-graders to take a knee during the reciting of their school’s Pledge of Allegiance. read more

In Defense of Anthony Weiner

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I think we can all agree that Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger, is a big steaming bag of pooh. I mean – taking a photo of one’s barely covered man sausage with your young son right next to you in bed? That’s pretty low – even for him. Actually, I guess it isn’t being that this is evidently not the first time he has used the kid as a “chick magnet” (his words).

Sadly, I’m sure he’s not the only dad doing this sort of thing. He’s just the most famous – and possibly the dumbest. That, or he is so desperate for any attention, he just doesn’t care.

However – is Weiner really doing anything worse than the potential “first dude” has done? When you think about it, Weiner appears to just be the 21st century Bill Clinton. Does anyone think that if Bubba had available this type of smartphone technology in the `80s and `90s, he wouldn’t have used it to its fullest? Darn right he would’ve.

In fact, Bill Clinton is a much bigger dirt bag than Carlos. Weiner’s hook-ups at least appear to be consensual, where as – well – we all know about Clinton’s abhorrent exploits. Yet Bill Clinton is treated like a rock star, while Weiner, whose marriage appears loosely patterned after Bill and Hil, is just a disgraced deviant. read more

Monterey Car Week

An 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider that fetched a record breaking $19,800,000 for a ...

An 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider that fetched a record breaking $19,800,000 for a pre-WW2 car was among the auction highlights at Monterey Car Week 2016.

Monterey Car Week has finished for another year and while prices were soft in the non-elite range, many new world auction records were broken, including the outright records for the most expensive cars made in Great Britain and America respectively, and an even more significant record in the most expensive pre-WW2 car ever sold. Our coverage of the top 30 cars sold in Monterey includes all the links to the auction pages and many more images of all the auction action in the gallery.

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