Connecting the Conspiracy Dots

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I’m usually not one for conspiracy. Oswald killed JFK… alone. We did land on the moon. No aliens were recovered or discovered at Roswell and 9-11 was not an inside job.

 

But lately, with this administration, it may be time to put reason aside – for I wouldn’t put it past this bunch to do, or at least try anything.

 

I recently wrote an article entitled “Is Revolution Inevitable“.

 

In it I described how Justice Scalia is convinced that concentration/internment camps may very well be in our future. Okay, that’s a potential dot.

 

Now recall the billions of rounds of ammo Homeland Security has purchased and are now moving on to purchasing sniper ammo. That’s a dot.

 

Other agencies are purchasing guns and ammo, such as the Social Security Administration, the TSA and the USPS. Yes, the Postal Service!

 

Want more? How about the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and yes, even NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s a big dot! read more

Karen Handel for Senate

I’ll hold my judgement, but she is saying the right things…so far.

 

from the American Thinker:

Karen Handel is the type of candidate that all Republicans should be supporting. She is running in Georgia for the U.S. Senate because she feels that problem solvers should replace career politicians. Upon interviewing her, American Thinker found her to be articulate, thoughtful, and someone who will stand up for what she believes.

American Thinker: Why did you decide to become a candidate?

Karen Handel: I saw what was happening in Washington and it became abundantly clear that we need new leadership. We need people that will be elected to the Senate that will stop America from sliding into mediocrity. Looking at the Atlanta Journal Constitution Senate Poll taken last month I had the highest statewide favorable rating among Republicans, a commanding advantage in Metro Atlanta and Southwest Georgia and a strong second in Southeast and North Georgia. I have supporters from the business side as well as the grassroots side. read more

High Point U

 

Higher education reminds many of grueling hours in the library, re-heating Pot Noodles and grubby student pubs.

Additional culinary adventures are determined by what can be found in the supermarket’s reduced section rather than by what you fancy for dinner.

However, the students at High Point University are having a rather different experience.

Studying hard: A student relaxes in a hammock on the Disney World-style campus of High Point University in North Carolina which boasts a cinema, a first-class restaurant and an arcade
Studying hard: A student relaxes in a hammock on the Disney World-style campus of High Point University in North Carolina which boasts a cinema, a first-class restaurant and an arcade

Tough times: When exam pressure gets too tough on High Point students, they can relax by the swimming pool. Or the hot tub. Or in the cinema
Tough times: When exam pressure gets too tough on High Point students, they can relax by the swimming pool. Or the hot tub. Or in the cinema read more

Higgs Couldn’t Get a Job

Peter Higgs: 'Today I wouldn't get an academic job. It's as simple as that'.

Peter Higgs: ‘Today I wouldn’t get an academic job. It’s as simple as that’. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

 

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today’s academic system because he would not be considered “productive” enough.

The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the internet or even made a mobile phone call, published fewer than 10 papers after his groundbreaking work, which identified the mechanism by which subatomic material acquires mass, was published in 1964. read more

Illegal Alien Students Are Still Illegal

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

This past Friday an article was posted online from the Marietta Daily Journal entitled, “Immigrant Students Seek Georgia’s In-State Tuition“.

 

Right off the bat we see the apparent bias that is rampant throughout virtually all media. Did you notice the articles title is missing a very important component – the word illegal? This is all too typical – and frankly I’m not sure if it’s bias or just lazy reporting, or both.

 

I recently wrote that promotion leads to tolerance, tolerance leads to acceptance and acceptance leads to equality. Lazy reporting and advocacy has led to illegal immigration equaling immigration. There seems to be no more distinction. Okay, back to the article.

 

The Journal article pertains to a lawsuit that “roughly 3 dozen immigrants” filed in Georgia state court, asking a judge to grant them in-state tuition.

 

These young “immigrants” are children of illegal aliens. So therefore, they themselves are also in the U.S. illegally. read more

What Are Your Kids Learning?

Parents pay a fortune to send their kids to big-name colleges, and they expect strong scholarship in return. More and more, what they’re getting ranges from drivel to leftist indoctrination.

Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald shocked a New York City audience at the 2013 Wriston Lecture this month with some examples of what leftist academics have done to the American college curriculum.

“Until 2011,” she noted, “students majoring in English at UCLA had been required to take one course in Chaucer, two in Shakespeare, and one in Milton — the cornerstones of English literature.

“Following a revolt of the junior faculty, however, during which it was announced that Shakespeare was part of the ’empire,’ UCLA junked these individual author requirements and replaced them with a mandate that all English majors take a course each in gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexuality studies, imperial, transnational or post-colonial studies, and critical theory.” read more

A Racist Sandwich

Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?

That’s right.

Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune:

“Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said. read more

No More Common Core

Republican advocates for the Common Core State Standards have been surprised to discover deep and persistent opposition to a top down, educational system driven by a “testing to the test” mindset which seeks to push all students towards a four year university degree. You might say that, by failing to anticipate objections from grassroots conservatives, Common Core advocates are guilty of the soft bigotry of low expectations. But, the trajectory of the debate and the passion it engenders from many parents, educators, grassroot conservatives and employers dissatisfied with the increasing state and national control over local public education, is not at all surprising to those of us in Texas who have watched and participated in the battle over our state’s education policy in recent years. As Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, I was heavily involved in that battle. read more