Are the Pipe Bombs a Legitimate Threat or a False Flag Event?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Leftist media outlets from the New York Times to CNN and everyone in between are describing the recipients of these “pipe bombs” as Trump critics.

Gee – I wonder why that is? It must be that it’s the only thing they all have in common. Yeah, that must be it.

It harkens me back to the 2012 Aurora Colorado theater shooting, in which Brian Ross of ABC News jumped to the conclusion that the shooter, James Holmes, must have been a distraught ring wing Tea Party nut. Of course he was far from it, but the world view of leftist Ross clouded his ability for dispassionate reporting.

To be sure, all the ‘bomb’ recipients hate Trump. But they were also all wacky leftists before Trump took office. They were all power hungry control freaks prior to Trump being elected – still are. In fact, they all have numerous things in common – all bad.

But regardless of their animus toward Trump, they certainly don’t deserve to be terrorized by an explosive sent to them in the mail.

And the assumption is that that’s what happened. read more

Did Newsweek Accuse Candidate DeSantis of Bombs Sent to Dems?

from World Net Daily:

Newsweek links GOP Governor Candidate to Bombs

The legacy news magazine Newsweek, which now has only an online presence, posted a story Wednesday afternoon suggesting the Republican candidate for governor in Florida was to blame for the bomb threats targeting President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic figures, because he used the common metaphor “the kiss of death” in an email dispatch the day before.

Newsweek’s headline was: “Ron DeSantis campaign said he wanted Hillary Clinton’s Florida visit to be ‘kiss of death’ day before bomb threat.” read more

Foreign Policy is about Substance and Deeds – Not Words

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Fareed Zakaria said on CNN Sunday that the United States should conduct foreign policy in accordance with its interests and values.

He was of course deriding Donald Trump’s style of foreign policy. And surprise, surprise, Fareed was critical of Trump’s handling of it.

He, like all other leftists, just can’t seem to wrap their collective pin-heads around the Trump way.

Zakaria says that, “America’s foreign policy should not be based on personalities. Donald Trump’s worldview seems utterly rooted in his likes and dislikes of other leaders – from Kim Jong Un to Angela Merkel to MBS [Mohammad bin Salman].”

In other words, from the left’s vacuous vantage point, Trump favors whom he appears to like and vice versa. read more

CNN’s Striking Ignorance of the Federal Judiciary

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I was reading an article about Immigration and family separation on CNN’s website the other day. It was yet another tug-at-the-heartstrings piece, sympathetic to illegals while demonizing border security and I.C.E. You know – a kill two birds with one stone type of thing.

The article began by stating: “Six months after US officials separated them at the border, ICE put a 4-year-old girl on a plane to Guatemala this week so she could be reunited with her father.”

According to CNN, the father, who was deported back to Guatemala 6 months ago, lived 8 hours from the airport, but only learned of his daughter’s arrival 30 minutes prior to her touching down. There was no mention of a mother.

The girl would then have to spend another night in a shelter awaiting her father’s arrival. Again, not a single mention of a mother. read more

CNN’s Berman Can’t Contain his Naked Partisanship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Today, there is no longer even a hint of impartiality in the main stream media. And this will tick-off some conservatives, but that includes almost everyone at Fox News.

Now it’s pick-a-side. You’re expected to be all in for Trump, or all out.

However, CNN has taken naked partisanship to new heights. Check that. They’ve descended to new lows. As I never watch MSNBC, I must therefore conclude that CNN is the worst among the leftist networks. For those with a stronger constitution than I, who might tune in to MSNBC, feel free to correct me on the MSNBC/CNN race to the bottom.

I’ve thought for some time, the worst and most partisanly condescending of them at CNN was former morning show co-anchor, turned prime time hack, Chris Cuomo.

Yet after witnessing the exchange had between Cuomo’s morning replacement, John Berman, and Rick Santorum, I think Cuomo has been dethroned. The performance turned in by Berman during that 8 minute (or so) segment, shows that fairness and impartiality is not only dead, but has been shot, stabbed, burned, drawn and quarter and thrown in a shallow grave. read more

The Left had no Problem with our “Choom Gang” President

from Daily Wire:

Obama Admits Heavy Drinking, Drug Problems As An ‘Adolescent’ In Rare Video Footage

In light of the recent attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over his alleged drinking in high school and his having thrown ice at someone in a bar, a rare video clip of then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama has surfaced that shows the 40-year-old admitting that while he was a “young boy” and an “adolescent” he drank “a six-pack in an hour” in between classes, got in fights, was a “thug,” and used illegal drugs. read more

The Hollywood Makeover of Hanoi Jane – Part Two

A few days ago I posted John Velisek’s article entitled, The Hollywood Makeover of Hanoi Jane – Part One.

He informed us of a new HBO special which will no doubt attempt to white-wash her radical leftism and anti-Vietnam war atrocities. Or, knowing HBO, they may revel in them.

But John, as a Vietnam vet, remembers full well the damage that Hanoi Jane wrought. In Part Two, John reminds us of just what Hanoi Jane said.

Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Does Jane or any of these liberals at HBO remember her speaking ill of our soldiers on July 30, 1972:

“They believed in the Army, but when they were here, when they discovered that their officers were incompetent, usually drunk when they discovered that the Vietnamese people have a fight that they believed in, that the Vietnamese people were fighting for much the same reason that we fought the beginning of our country…” read more

Imagine That – Americans Don’t Trust the Main Stream Media

from IBD:

Americans Can Agree On One Thing At Least — The News Media Sucks

The mainstream press might want to spend less time complaining about President Donald Trump’s attacks on them and more time doing a better job. A new survey shows that a substantial majority of Americans think the press is biased, unreliable and out of touch.

The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 5,000 Americans — which is a huge number for such polls — to gauge their views on the mainstream news media. read more

McCain was a Tale of Two Men

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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First I’d like to pay tribute to the Navy Hero. Yep – John McCain was a war hero. Not because he was shot down. That happened to many pilots during the Vietnam non-war war. It’s what happened after.

McCain was captured, then offered release by the North Vietnamese and allowed to go home. Like few others might, he refused and stayed voluntarily so as to not abandon his men, knowing full well the torture that he would be in for. He paid dearly for his decision, which adversely affected him for the rest of his life. And given the choice, I believe that Naval Officer McCain would have done it all over again for the sake of his men.

If that ain’t heroism – there is no such thing.

But why would the left, who hates the military, be so enamored with McCain?

Well, it sure couldn’t be that he was the poster boy Never-Trumper? Naw – that couldn’t be it. read more

Cultural Appropriation is Evidently not Flattering

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Unless you are a democrat trying to beat a conservative Republican in a Senate race.

It’s said that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That is, to imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment.

Take for example the modern day British Royal Family and in particular, the lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton – wife of Prince William. Ever since her engagement to Wills, she’s been the envy of England and the Western World.

Her hair, her clothing, shoes and jewelry – everything she wears becomes an instant classic and is sought by her female fan base. It seems not five minutes after she is seen in something new, fashionistas are searching the web for knockoffs. Throngs of women want to look and dress like Kate.

And last I checked, she doesn’t seem the least bit upset by it.

However for many, particularly leftist minorities, such imitation is not considered flattering, but cultural appropriation.

Wikipedia defines cultural appropriation as, “the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from an equal cultural exchange due to an imbalance of power, often as a byproduct of colonialism and oppression.” read more