Look for Honest Economic Reporting to Begin Again

by: the Common Constitutionalist

No Audio Version

2017 will prove to be a very interesting year. Oh sure, Trump’s first 100 days will be chock full of excitement, controversy and consternation. But we should also look forward to, or be prepared for reports from the left on a whole host of issues that have gone unreported or misreported for eight long years.

All of the sudden we should begin to see some honest reporting, now that they will no longer need to shield the public from the folly which has been the Obama presidency and the Obama economy.

Isn’t it funny that Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have decided now to begin raising interest rates. In the eight years of the booming Obama economic recovery, this is only the second interest hike. The first was a year ago, almost to the day, and that was the first since 2006. And one could easily argue that this last hike of 0.25% is barely on Obama’s watch, as it will have no effect on his presidency.

But they had no where else to go but up. Not that I’m a fan of rate hikes, but prior to last years pitiful 0.25% hike, the Fed’s interest rate had been at 0.0% for the previous seven years, when the FOMC knocked it down to zero in December 2008. read more

Podcast – Muslim Student Hate Incident is a Fraud – Woman Burned by Boyfriend is Doomed

How many times has it been that a Muslim has claimed some abuse at the hands of some right wing nut? Lately these “nuts” have all been described as Trump supporters. And how many times has the Muslim later been shown to have lied. Let me answer that…a lot. This time is no different.

A 33 year old mother of two was burned within a inch of her life by her boyfriend who claim he still loves her and it was an accident. He was recently convicted and will be sent to prison for 11 years, while the poor woman has received a life sentence of anguish. read more

Same Old Lies Emerge Regarding Jeff Sessions

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

Any reasonable individual would consider Senator Jeff Sessions to be a good man and a defender of the Constitution. However, the left is hardly reasonable and has already vowed to make it difficult for him to be confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General.

I have no doubt that they will play the card which has been successful in the past – the race card. This is of course is their go-to attack against any Republican or conservative they find distasteful – which is all of them.

We should prepare ourselves for the attacks by democrats Senators and their stenographers in the press to dredge up all the old lies and accusations from Sessions’ past confirmation hearing in 1986 when he was nominated, but denied, a federal judgeship.

The leftist press, with fresh marching orders from the dems, is already working overtime to reintroduce the racist Sessions to the people and other lawmakers too young to remember what a terrible person he was and must still be. read more

Podcast – WikiLeaks Proves that the Press is Working for Hillary – Reasons Why the NFL is Losing Audience

Thanks to WikiLeaks, we no longer need to wonder whether the press and the dirty democrats have been in collusion. We now have several smoking guns. By all rights, these findings should disqualify them and Hillary. Of course it won’t. Will these revelations make a different in a couple of weeks? Who knows.

The NFL is losing viewers. Even their marquee games of Sunday and Monday night are way down. Many are wondering why America’s game has taken such a hit this year. I posit a few theories. read more

Only the Right Can Exploit Children

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

There are some bedrock truisms in America today – all meticulously crafted by the left over the years. One is that, all things being equal, the private sector is inherently selfish and self-serving, whereas the public sector is selfless, looking only to benefit those they serve.

Another is that the rich do not now, nor will they ever “pay their fair share,” and the only way they got rich is on the backs of the poor. Of course no one has asked them what number or percentage equates to “their fare share.”

And still another is that Republicans are exploitive and Democrats are not. To prove this point I give you two juxtaposing cases.

You may recall the young man from Georgia – C.J. Pearson. The self-professed young black conservative became an instant internet sensation when last year he posted his first YouTube video calling out president Obama for not loving this country – doubling down on Rudy Giuliani’s comments excoriating our dear ruler.

As I wrote  in February, 2015, 12 year old C.J. came out with guns a-blazing saying: “President Obama – you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is – an assault on Christianity – an assault on America and a downright hate for the American values our country holds – of freedom of speech – freedom of religion and everything our country stands for.” read more

The Charlotte Shooting Looks to be Cut and Dried – the Cops Were Right Again

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

The saga of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina continues as the dashcam and bodycam footage is released to the public – although to me, it’s not much of a saga.

A brief synopsis of the lead up to the shooting is that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were dispatched on another call in the immediate area when they noticed a man seated in an SUV with a pistol is in hand. For a more complete accounting, you may link to my article from a few days ago here.

However, according to his mother, Scott was not brandishing a weapon, but was reading the Koran. No Koran or any other book was found at the scene.

While one officer is clearly seen behind a pick up truck with his weapon drawn on the SUV, another pulls up with his dashcam rolling. He joins the officer behind the pick up. Although we can’t see Scott in the SUV, we can clearly hear one of the officers yelling at the person in the car to “Drop the Gun!” He did not say, drop the book or drop the Koran. read more

Will We Ever Discover the Truth Regarding the Charlotte Shooting?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

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