Podcast – Is Trump Capitulating on Muslims – College Students Need Therapy Dogs – Navy Drone SDI Program

Is this episode I discuss the Trumpster’s backing from off his tough stance on banning all Muslims from entry in our country. A Trump spokesperson insists he has not backed off his tough stance but that his written-in-stone policy that supporters signed on to is now a mere suggestion.

In segment two I discuss the apparent need of therapy dogs for today’s coddled college students. They are evidently so stressed out by the specter of final exams that they require therapy dogs to be brought in to console them.

In segment three, I reveal the U.S. Navy’s new Drone SDI Program (my name – not theirs). These are drones which are set at the bottom of any ocean and which may stay hidden there for years and then remotely called into action when needed. So Cool! read more

Progressive Hollywood Isn’t Progressive Enough

By: the Common Constitutionalist

When one wishes to take the pulse of the real radical left, you need to know where to look. Oh, I don’t mean just liberals like CNN or the Washington Post. I’m talking about radicals who think liberals aren’t liberal enough. For news on that front, you need to go to sites like MoveOn.org, ThinkProgress or the ACLU.

That being said – who doesn’t think Hollywood is progressive enough? Well, evidently the radicals at the ACLU (yes, I know that’s redundant) don’t believe progressive Hollywood is progressive enough.

Normally I would never side with the ACLU on anything. They are awful and a wholly un-American organization. But I do so enjoy when smug leftists in Hollywood get caught by other leftists not practicing what they preach.

For decades cloistered Hollywood has been on the cutting edge of every new “civil right” and liberal cause to come down the pike. But recently even it has come under fire.

We all remember the big flap over the lack of black representation at the last Academy Awards and the fight for equal pay for actresses, headlined by Jennifer Lawrence who only grossed $52 million in 2015. Poor girl.

If that’s not bad enough, “last summer, the ACLU asked federal and state agencies to explore whether gender discrimination is responsible for the dearth of female directors in the entertainment industry.” The federal investigation will be headed up by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. read more

Government Regulations Likely to Backfire Again

By: the Common Constitutionalist

What is the easiest way to kill an industry – any industry? The answer is to inject government into the equation. Government has long been a thorn in the side of American business. And it is also the answer to lessening competition for those crony corporations who, through donations and graft to politicians, are able to virtually lock out up-and-comers with a better mousetrap. As I’ve stated many times – the government takes it upon itself to pick winners and losers, as it has done for decades.

So how does government ruin companies and entire industries? Well, they can punitively tax them, but this has to be done legislatively and must be at least loosely based on the Constitution. That’s far too much of a hassle and also must effect all people or businesses. Oh, and it’s also far too public.

No, this the answer is and has been the Administrative State – bureaucratic regulatory bodies within the government whose dictates often go unheard and unseen to the general public, but whose rules and regulations carry the full weight of law – without the legislative entanglements and fanfare.

Save for the relatively informed few like us, most Americans are still virtually unaware of the havoc the EPA has wrought on the coal industry, or their stated goal to kill it off completely. The general public may only notice an increase in their power bill for which many will simply chock up to corporate greed. read more

Being American is a Microaggression

By: the Common Constitutionalist

On college campuses, it’s evidently a “microaggression” to call yourself an American.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult not to offend the poor little snot-nosed whiners who call themselves college students. Almost everything is an affront to their fragile sensibilities. What ever happened to Universities challenging convention and the ability and freedom on campus for free expression?

Unfortunately things have come full circle where there is no free thought or expression and the convention is hyper-sensitivity.

Now, I may be out of touch with current politically correct vernacular, but isn’t the term “Queer” considered derogatory to homosexuals? I thought it was, yet at the University of Virginia (UVA) there is a student organization which calls itself the “Queer Student Union” (QSU). Huh.

They describe themselves thusly: “The Queer Student Union at the University of Virginia is Charlottesville’s oldest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals. As such, we strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and confidential environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer individuals in the community. We also organize services, activities, and social programs for the student population at UVA, with an emphasis on queer culture and social thought. As the largest LGBTQ group on Grounds, we work to represent and advocate LGBTQ students’ concerns to the University’s administration, alumni/ae, and the local government.” read more

What’s Next for Target Dressing Rooms – Attacks – Abductions?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On April 19, Target announced that anyone can now use their restrooms or dressing rooms, regardless of gender.

With its announcement, Target has made the statement that they are a company run by enlightened progressives who care more about equal rights than you and I.

Their statement, so chock-full of feel-good liberal buzzwords, it could have (and may have) been written by the Obama administration. On its corporate website they posted that, “We believe that everyone – every team member, every guest, and every community – deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. We welcome transgendered team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

So we deserve to be protected from discrimination, just not from predators. They also mentioned that they “welcome transgendered team members” (store employees) yet strangely, I haven’t seen anywhere the number of transgender “team members” they have. And even odder is that the mainstream media has not bothered to ask. I wonder why that is, he asked rhetorically.

Instead, all we hear is the constant refrain of how anyone who doesn’t agree with the Target policy is a Bible-thumping myopic Neanderthal. When we with common sense dare to question the sanity of the Target policy, the left claims that we are unnecessarily whipping up opposition and just being absurd. read more

Podcast – Muslims in Egypt Blame Violence on Cartoons and Video Games – Communist Cuba is Now the Coolest Place on Earth – Mt St Helens is Recharging

Yes, Muslim leaders and academics in Egypt believe they have found the source of jihad. No it’s not the teachings of radical clerics – it’s the cartoon Tom and Jerry and violent video games that have been driving young men to shoot others and blow them up.

For the liberal elites and the beautiful people in Hollywood, music and the fashion industry, the Communist Island of Cuba is evidently the place to see and be seen – more to be seen. Communist Cuba is cool, assuming you know nothing about it.

It seems Mt St Helens is recharging. Scientists are detecting tiny earthquakes deep below ground – an indication the mountain is slowly coming back to life. There’s nothing to worry yet, but it is again just a matter of time. read more

We Must Change Park Ranger Uniforms to Make Illegal Aliens Feel Better

by: the Common Constitutionalist

National Parks, originally known as Federal Reserves, have been in existence for well over 100 years with the first recognized in 1872 – that being Yellowstone, or Jellystone for you Yogi and Boo Boo enthusiasts. Back then there was really no one to look after the park – no National Park Service – no Park Rangers.

In 1886 Congress decided to charge the military with the task of overlooking and protecting Yellowstone, but they were not really equipped or trained to do the job properly. Park service demanded a different set of skills and knowledge that soldiers did not possess, not to mention that it took away from the military training these soldiers actually needed.

On August 25, 1916, the Park Ranger Service was born, which means their centennial is just around the corner. Prior to the military influence, 1872 -1886, those who loosely patrolled Yellowstone dressed in civilian attire, but since 1886, those who have looked after our National Parks have always been in uniform. And up until recently, this has been just fine.

But then again, many things have been just fine until the relatively recent rise of blubbering, over-sensitive leftism. Nowadays, there is almost nothing that won’t somehow offend a helpless liberal flower or a protected group – and it seems the Park Rangers have done just that. read more

Podcast – Time to Scrap the F-35 Fighter – Obama’s Latest Gun Control Measure – Young Man Shoots a Burglar

In this episode I discuss the monumental waste of taxpayer (that’s us) dollars that is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. You would think at $100 million a copy it could at least get off the ground. And this the technological marvel which is supposed to replace the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt – the Warthog.

Segment two is a look at Obama’s latest attempt at gun control as he and his administrative hacks will attempt to require the use of smart gun technology for the military, law enforcement and all of us.

In segment three I discuss a brave young man from Alabama who shot an intruder while he was home alone. Although it was a happy, there are two sides to this story. read more

Yes, the Left Does Cheat – They Do Stuff the Ballot Box

by: the Common Constitutionalist

No – the left never cheats. The left never practices voter fraud. We all know this because it’s been what we’ve been fed for years. According to them and their apologists, there is no such thing as voter fraud, therefore there is no need for any voter I.D. laws or checks of any kind. Only the right does such things by way of telepathic voter intimidation. We think racist thoughts and it bars minorities from voting, or some such nonsense.

But we all know the left cheats. It’s been this way since the Kennedy presidential election. They bus in people from out of town to vote, dead people rise from the grave to cast their ballot, they illegally register voters, and they enlist the New Black Panthers to intimidate voters like in Philadelphia. And if that isn’t enough, they stuff the ballot box.

Of course the left denies all of these assertions. Prove it they say. You cannot make such incendiary claims without hard evidence. Well, it just so happens that the Governor of North Carolina has found such evidence – and plenty of it. read more

What’s the Point of a Solar Plane?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In case you are unaware, there is a plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Whoop-dee-do, you might say. Unless it’s nonstop, how is that any sort of feat? No, it’s not non-stop – however it is a feat due to the fact that the plane is 100% solar powered.

The plane is dubbed the Solar Impulse 2, being the Solar Impulse 1 didn’t cut the mustard. It has a colorful and inspirational website , which tells the story. The site states: “A new Utopia? A beautiful scene from science fiction? No, a cutting-edge technological challenge! A sufficiently eccentric project to appeal to one’s emotions and get one’s adrenalin pumping: to harness a clean and renewable form of energy, and use it to fly night and day without limit.”

That’s fascinating – tell us more. “The adventure began with Bertrand Piccard’s vision that clean technologies and energy efficiency can reduce our emissions and improve our quality of life.” His vision led to the development of the massive Solar Impulse 2, multi-motor plane.

Although the project has two pilots, the plane is but a single-seater. The pilots must switch off at designated landing sights around the globe. Of course it is never mentioned how the other pilot gets to these designated landing sight, but I’m going to guess by dirty, polluting, commercial aircraft. read more