Hyper Educated Conservatives

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Have you noticed we conservatives complain a lot? It’s not as if we aren’t justified. Just look around at the country, the world. Progressivism, statism running rampant, affecting every facet of our lives. We do have plenty to complain about.

 

We see “The American Way” being eroded to the point where it is unrecognizable, although when you think about it, have any of us really seen or experienced the “American Way”? Not really – not even close. At least, not as the founders had envisioned.

 

Yet here we are. We get together virtually every day to lament a lost vision and discuss our disappointments. We don’t merely disseminate information; we air our disappointment in someone or something.

 

People like John McCain and Lindsey Graham consistently frustrate us, although I’m not sure why anymore. It would be more of a shock if either ever uttered anything conservative.

 

No, I’m talking about those we thought conservative but turned out to have fooled us completely or come out supporting something we firmly oppose. Those who give us pause and we say, “Gee, I really thought he was a conservative”, or at least conservative enough to support. read more

Jeb “Common Core” Bush

from: Michelle Malkin

 

This is priceless. Former Fla. GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, consummate politician and 2016 presidential aspirant, has now bitterly accused opponents of his federal education schemes of possessing “purely political” motives. Projection, anyone?

 

Having previously suggested that critics of the so-called Common Core standards program are crazy, ignorant and lying, Bush piled on at a National Press Club appearance this week. Jeb the Insult Comic Dog did not hold back. Not only is the growing anti-Fed Ed movement of parents, teachers, school board members, academics, privacy advocates and state legislators of all stripes “purely political,” Bush sniped, but the Common Core backlash that’s causing him conniption fits is also opposed to academic excellence.

Yep. If you question Jeb Bush and his Big Business/Big Government cronies, you stand foursquare against student achievement and intellectual rigor. Pay attention, all you informed moms and dads who have raised pointed, carefully researched questions about the costs, quality, validity, constitutionality and intrusiveness of Common Core. Bush thinks you are “purely political” beasts who are recklessly harming your own kids’ scholastic advancement. read more

Eradication of Israel

Some San Diego State University students studying the Arabic language were dismayed when they were handed a map by their professor at the beginning of the semester which labeled the State of Israel as “Palestine.”

The pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs tells TheBlaze that the professor, Ghassan Zakaria, distributed the map on the second day his Arabic 101 class met. Students worried that if they complained about the map they could be labeled as “troublemakers” and that their grades could be impacted, StandWithUs said, adding students turned to the organization fo help. The group urged its members to contact the university to complain. read more

Ancient Predator of the Sea

A giant lizard that ruled the prehistoric seas up to 85 million years ago, killing anything in its path, was a skilled hunter as deadly as a shark, Swedish scientists have said.

At a time when T-Rex roamed the land, the Prognathodon was the top predator underwater, using its tail fin to propel itself at speed and grab prey ranging from turtles to sharks.

The terrifying creatures could grow up to 17 metres long, weigh as much as 20 tonnes and would have spent most of the day swimming near the seabed stalking their next meal from the cover of seaweed and rocks.

 
A giant lizard that ruled the prehistoric seas up to 85 million years ago was as skilled and deadly as a shark, Swedish scientists have saidA giant lizard that ruled the seas 85 million years ago was as deadly as a shark, Swedish scientists have said. The Prognathodon used its tail fin to propel itself at speed and grab prey ranging from turtles to sharks. A fossil, skeleton diagram and illustration of the creature is pictured

 

Being caught in the jaws of a Prognathodon meant almost certain death, although the lizards were still vulnerable to attack themselves, with one fossil bearing the marks of a shark bite in its spine.

The latest and best specimen was dug up from rocks in central Jordan, with part of its soft tissue preserved, including the perfect outlines of its tail fin and flippers.

A member of the mosasaur family, the marine reptile discovered measured just five feet long and was a juvenile when it died. It would have ended up six times its size had it lived.

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He Ain’t Trayvon, But He’ll Do

 by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Turn on your computer. Bring up your Internet home page or get a newspaper and take a look. Somewhere on your homepage or in the paper you are likely to see, “Black teen(s) shoot/beat… fill in the blank”.

 

I’m don’t know if it’s happening more often, but it sure is making headlines.

 

We’ve all seen them. Three black teens shoot a visiting Australian that was just out for a jog. Why did they do it? Because they were bored.

 

Black teens beat to death and 88-year-old Second World War veteran with flashlights.

 

Two black teens shoot a 13 month old baby. A baby? Why? There can be no reasonable explanation.

 

A black mob beat a man to death in Des Moines Iowa. In Iowa!

 

What the heck is going on? The black on black violence in Chicago is said to be of epidemic proportions. And to top it off a punk like Trayvon Martin is idolized and lionized by the “black community”.

 

So this is what we think of young black men. This is what we hear and see due to reporting. Are there no stories of young black men actually succeeding, you ask? Why yes, yes there is.

 

A young black man in Hazelwood Missouri is just that success story. His name is Jaylen Bledsoe and he is a 15-year-old high school student.

 

What did he do? While other kids, mine included, are playing sports, video games, listening to their obnoxious music (yes – I am my father. Thanks pop) or just hanging out with their friends, this young man started his own business… at the age of 12.

 

No, it wasn’t (isn’t) a lemonade stand or lawn mowing service. This 12-year-old started his own Information Technology (IT) company, Bledsoe Technologies.

 

His father Curtis is naturally quite proud of his son saying, “I don’t see many eighth-graders doing the things that he does, but it’s all his doing”.

 

Jaylen got the IT bug when, at the age of 12, he took a video-editing course. He was quite interested but said, “I wanted to learn how to do more”.

 

This 15-year-old has excelled at everything, from the honors program in every course to being student Council President for three years running. His company’s worth is $3.5 million and has 150 contract employees worldwide.

 

With a 4.0 GPA this young millionaire has already mapped out his future – to continue his education at Vanderbilt University and then off to Harvard for his MBA.

 

He has a can-do attitude as demonstrated by his own words: “There’s nothing you can do as a minor that will shoot you down for long, because you’re young; you can always back up and keep going”.

 

This is the young man Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton should be promoting. Not the Trayvons of the world.

 

This is the kid that should be held up for all to see. Look, here’s a black kid that’s not whining and bellyaching about racism. He’s going about his business and bettering himself without “affirmative action”. Sure he’s black – so what. His “blackness” doesn’t seem to be much of an impediment, does it. He could be the next Bill Gates.

Reminiscent of the Nazis

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For quite some time, Glenn Beck has been speaking of the Romeike family’s plight.

 

In case you are unaware Uwe, Hennelore Romeike and their children are the German family that fled their home country. In Germany home schooling is apparently illegal. To avoid further prosecution they fled to the United States and requested asylum.

 

There is however another German family that has not been so fortunate and that is an understatement. The Wunderlich family of Darmstadt Germany has made headlines also, at least in Europe.

 

The Wunderlich’s have been trying to homeschool their four children for years. German authorities had repeatedly harassed them. At one point they left Germany and settled in France at the home of a friend. But French authorities came and snatched the children claiming they were “left alone” and neglected.

 

After they regain custody, the family headed back to Germany, where things got a lot worse.

 

According to the HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), Germany is party to many human rights treaties that recognize parents’ rights to homeschool according to their religious convictions.

 

Yet Germany has simply refused to abide by the agreement. Sound familiar? A government that refuses to uphold laws and treaties?

 

Last month a German Family Court judge signed an order and the government authorities sprung to action. Reminiscent of the SS a team of 20 police, special agents and social workers stormed the Wunderlich home in Darmstadt.

 

When the father, Eric Wunderlich saw a battering ram being carried to the front door he decided to open it. The armed officers rushed in and shoved him into a chair where he was ordered not to move. He said they treated him like a terrorist.

 

Then they seized the four children. When his distraught wife tried to hug and kiss her 14-year-old daughter goodbye one of the agents shoved her away and said, “it’s too late for that”.

 

German officials then took the children to an “undisclosed location” promising the parents, “they would not be seeing their children anytime soon”.

 

The Germans have evidently learned from the past as they confiscated everyone’s passport, children’s included.

 

Yes folks, this is for real. It is not a tale from Nazi Germany and this is what they Romeike family has to look forward to, for the Obama administration is trying to deport the Romeike family, sending them back to Germany for certain harassment and prosecution. All for wanting to homeschool.

 

Despite a United States immigration judge granting the family asylum, Obama and the thugs of the Justice Department are fighting to deport.

 

Yes, Obama, great friend of the immigrant wants to deport.

 

I have a suggestion for the Romeike family. Leave the country tomorrow. Go to Mexico. Change your names to Juan and Juanita Valdez and walk back across the border. No one will stop you. No one will ask why you’re here or check your papers. Settle in any liberal city you wish and enjoy America.

 

Problem solved!

Black Teen Sends Texts To Himself

A black high school student in New Jersey who claimed he received racist text messages demanding him to drop out of a student government election sent the messages to himself, a school official confirmed to TheBlaze Tuesday.

“The police have confirmed the student had sent the text messages to himself,” Saint Peter’s Prep vice principal James Horan told TheBlaze Tuesday morning.

Saint Peter's Prep

Horan said in a statement the school is happy to finally put the issue behind them, and “now considers the case closed.”

“The entire Saint Peter’s Prep community is relieved that this extremely distressing incident has found closure, and we commend the various law enforcement officials for their diligent work on this case over the past months,” Horan said.

The unidentified 16-year-old was running for president of the school’s student government in May when he complained to school officials, and later police, that he had received several racist texts, according to NJ.com.

“We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school,” one reportedly said.

Another supposedly called him a “slave” and said “COMEONE your [sic] black!!! lol your [sic] a joke for even trying to run.”

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Quotable Walter E. Williams

Walter Williams is a veteran, a professor of economics at George Mason University, a syndicated columnist, a fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh and an author of eight books. Williams has one of the finest minds in America as you’re about to see as you read these quotations.

20) How many times have we heard “free tuition,” “free health care,” and free you-name-it? If a particular good or service is truly free, we can have as much of it as we want without the sacrifice of other goods or services. Take a “free” library; is it really free? The answer is no. Had the library not been built, that $50 million could have purchased something else. That something else sacrificed is the cost of the library. While users of the library might pay a zero price, zero price and free are not one and the same. So when politicians talk about providing something free, ask them to identify the beneficent Santa Claus or tooth fairy.

 

19) During the first Reagan administration, I participated in a number of press conferences on either a book or article I’d written or as a panelist in a discussion of White House public policy. On occasion, when the question-and-answer session began, I’d tell the press, “You can treat me like a white person. Ask hard, penetrating questions.” The remark often brought uncomfortable laughter, but I was dead serious. If there is one general characteristic of white liberals, it’s their condescending and demeaning attitude toward blacks.

 

18) Legality alone is no guide for a moral people. There are many things in this world that have been, or are, legal but clearly immoral. Slavery was legal. Did that make it moral? South Africa’s apartheid, Nazi persecution of Jews, and Stalinist and Maoist purges were all legal, but did that make them moral?

 

17) Households earning $250,000 and above account for 25 percent, or $1.97 trillion, of the nearly $8 trillion of total household income. If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year, it would bring in about $1.9 trillion. That would keep Washington running for 190 days, but there’s a problem because there are 175 more days left in the year.The profits of the Fortune 500 richest companies come to $400 billion. That would keep the government running for another 40 days, to mid-July.

America has 400 billionaires with a combined net worth of $1.3 trillion. If Congress fleeced them of their assets, stocks, bonds, yachts, airplanes, mansions and jewelry, it would get us to at least late fall.The fact of the matter is there are not enough rich people to come anywhere close to satisfying Congress’ voracious spending appetite.

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