Will We Ever Discover the Truth Regarding the Charlotte Shooting?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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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 – 49ers Quarterback’s Really Bad Day – Reuters and USNI News See Things Differently Regarding Dustup Between U.S. and Iran

Colin Kapernick, Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was caught sitting during the pregame National Anthem. He wasn’t in deep meditation, concentrating on the game. He didn’t merely neglect to stand. No – he was making a statement regarding the oppression of black people in America.

Two differing reports on the very same event happened recently. The lefty news reporting agency Reuters, shall we say, sugar-coated the incident off the coast of Iran between an American Destroyer and Iranian patrol boats, whereas USNI News gave us a full and correct accounting of events as they really occurred. read more

Snoop Dogg’s Trump Song Isn’t Disturbing but a Parade Float Is

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In July, the piece of crap, drug using and women abusing rapper Snoop Dogg posted an anti-Trump video on his Instagram account. The “song,” and I use the word “song” in the loosest of terms, I guess is called F**k Donald Trump.

The lyrics are very catchy and must have taken him…say…30 seconds to write, as every other word is “yeah N**ger, or F**k Donald Trump.

I’m going to go way out on a limb and conclude Mr. Dogg doesn’t care much for Donald Trump.

After forcing myself to watch about 15 seconds of his masterpiece-of-crap, I proceeded to the nearest search engine to look for the appropriate backlash from every major news outlet in the land, decrying the caustic and racist nature of the “song,” and defending the Trumpster.

I thought surely, despite their misgivings with The Donald, all the major news outlets would join in to condemn such a hate-filled song.

Sooprise – Sooprise! Scrolling through two or three full pages in Google search, I found not a single posting by CNN, the Washington or Huffington Post, NYT, Salon – nobody. read more

Fox News Trump Cup Runneth Over With Misinformation

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve heard about all I need to hear from the Trump cabin boys and girls on Fox News. This is why I decided to stay clear of recent political commentary, at least domestically.

But to the victors go the spoils and one of those spoils is the rewriting of history. Yes, those who win the day – those who conquer have the advantage of the “bully pulpit,” and as such are able to wantonly make false claims with very little blowback from the truth-telling minority.

These false claims quickly gain traction with the ill-informed or purposely ignorant until, over time, the false claims become what pass for true historical account.

I’m speaking specifically of the Republican convention, Ted Cruz’s speech, the crowd’s coerced reaction and the obvious and calculated effort by Trump to upstage Cruz. I am also speaking of the pitiful display by Fox News “analysts” in their attempt to crush Cruz and his supporters once and for all.

As an aside: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We Cruz “supporters” are not sycophantic supporters of a man. We are supporters of ideas and ideals. Unlike the Trump rump-swabs, if Cruz betrays these, we’ll run from him as we have done from others. read more

Cruz Still Stands on Principle

from the Resurgent:

Heidi Cruz Had To Be Escorted Out For Her Safety Because of Trump Unity

Donald Trump graciously extended an invitation to his main rival, Ted Cruz, to speak at his  convention. Cruz congratulated Trump for winning the nomination, expounded at length on Republican values, attacked Hillary Clinton, President Obama and the Democrats, and exhorted the crowd to show up in November and vote their conscience.

After the speech, Trump appeared on the stage with Cruz, linked arms with him, with Heidi and Melania, waving to the adoring crowd. read more

Trump is an Anti-Semite But Obama Gets a Pass

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last weekend Donald Trump tweeted the now infamous Crooked Hillary Picture with her smug face over a background of Benjamins and a Red star. The text within the star read, “Most Corrupt Candidate ever.”

Most have seen the original and the edited version, where the star is replaced with a simple red circle, yet retaining the text. And why was it edited? We all know why, but if you happened to not – someone started a campaign against the tweet (I don’t know who was first) claiming the star was a mockery of Jews as it may be a depiction of the Star of David.

It may have been Never-Trumper Erick Erickson who first noticed it. The left then quickly jumped on the bandwagon and the Trump bashing was off and running.

I’m not going to defend Trump – but I’m also not going to condemn him here. Neither I nor anyone else really knows what the intent of the tweet was – beyond the obvious Hillary bashing – which is of course is accurate. Hillary is more than likely one of the most corrupt individuals in America – not just the most corrupt politician.

Whoever started it, the left and their media brethren have glommed on and really hammered Trump on the anti-Semitism angle. To some extent it worked, as he, or someone, dropped the star. read more

Liberals May Take Advantage of a Tragic Gun Accident

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most have heard the saying regarding terrorism. We have to be right 100% of the time, yet the terrorists need only be right once.

It means that we on the receiving end of terrorism must be 100% effective in stopping all attacks before they happen. However, the terrorists may only have to slip through our dragnet once to wreak havoc on civilized society. So far, they have been moderately successful. I say moderately, because we have had good success thwarting many would-be attackers.

But every time they do make it through, or we drop the ball, the results are tragic and headline grabbing. This same set of scenarios can easily be transferable to gun owners.

Gun owners must conduct themselves with safety first 100% of the time. I’m not talking about lunatics who shoot up movie theaters and churches. They are crazy people – not responsible gun owners.

The press still attempts to tie them to the rest of us law abiding owners, but even for them, it’s a bit of a stretch.

Liberal media and anti-gun politicians are in a constant search for otherwise normal law-abiding citizens to screw up, so they may point to a lack of gun control. read more

Anti-Gun Articles and Polls Abound as the Left Kicks into High Gear

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The left has gone completely off the rails over the stoppage of their four dopey gun control measures they tried to guilt Republicans into signing on to. So much so that they literally took to the floor of the House chamber, staging an old fashioned sit-in. They look as juvenile as they are acting – a bunch of old farts sitting on the floor. The only thing missing was for them to collectively hold their breath until they got what they wanted. What a gaggle of idiotic children. They should all be placed on the watch list for being mentally unstable.

But this is the left. They are doing what they know. To the democrats, there is no such thing as losing gracefully. Heck, there is no such thing as losing. The dems usually get everything they want from the scared Republicans. But this is an election year – a time when most Republicans must pretend they are conservative and understand the Second Amendment.

Republicans are getting hammered by not only the gun-grabbing democrats, but also by the Democrats’ press office, better known as the main stream media. The leftist media is creating one article after another “proving” how “common sense” gun control measures, promoted by their siblings in government, can stop gun violence.

Along with dozens, if not hundreds of articles, they are creating polls that show, without a shadow of a doubt, that the American people want the snake oil the dems are peddling. read more

TrumpiousXM Radio Suspends Glenn Beck

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve been listening to Glenn Beck for years. We don’t see eye to eye on everything, but politically, he and Mark Levin are closest to my views. I am only a fan because they speak the truth, unvarnished as it is sometime. But that’s the way I like it. I can only speak for myself, but I am a fan of facts, not spin. If Glenn or Mark start spinning – letting politics usurp the truth, I will leave them as I have others.

Over the years, Beck has softened his tone. Whereas Mark will tell callers: “Ahh – Shut up and get off the phone, which he does often – Beck has become the voice of calm (for the most part). He used to be a much angrier man – screaming at callers to “Get Off My Phone!” He hasn’t done that in years. We’ve witnessed his transformation from angry right-winger to measured and thoughtful constitutionalist.

This is why I wasn’t surprised to see Glenn accept an invitation to meet with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. While others claimed he was just sucking up to Zuckerberg, we knew that Beck would agree to meet with almost anyone. What’s the worse that could happen? We knew Glenn would remain true to himself and not kow-tow to Zuckerberg.

Now comes another situation. For those unfamiliar, fiction thriller author Brad Thor was on the Glenn Beck radio show recently. He presented a hypothetical scenario, where Trump was elected and morphed into a dictator. He said: “It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.” Anything that came after must therefore be couched in those terms. Thor then said that if things got to that point, Congress wouldn’t have the stones to remove Trump and then asked of the hypothetical: “Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority?”

From this exchange many websites have concluded that Thor was advocating Trump’s assassination and that Beck agreed with him. So “remove from office” means assassination? read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

Keep the Government Away from Facebook

So Facebook is liberal, or at least has a left bias. What a revelation. What high-tech type company isn’t. I mean, really – Google, Apple, Microsoft – they’re all run by libs, and most who work for them also tilt left. These companies all have this in common. How is it a surprise to anyone?

They have another thing in common. They are also private corporations and, as such, should be able to do whatever they wish regarding the content they allow or rank. This is not to say we on the right can’t complain or make a stir when we see bias. read more