Trump Is a Fitting End to the Week of No

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This past week seemed to be the week of no. As predicted by anyone with any common sense willing to really look at the overall fiscal health of America and the world – surprise surprise – the Fed announced there will be no interest rate hike. This despite rumors that there might be one this time around.

But of course there wasn’t. Everyone knew it. Not even the stock market reacted this time. Now there are rumors that there won’t be even a hint of one for the foreseeable future. Ahh – the Obama recovery – almost 8 years along.

Then there was the assurance (again) from Mitch McConnell that there will be no government shut down. Now there’s a shocker! Under no circumstance will McConnell allow for a shut down. Not over spending and certainly not over Planned Parenthood (those pesky social issues).

But you just wait until after the Republicans take the White House. Then he’ll come out guns a-blazin! Right.

And of course, to end the week – there still has been no apology from The Donald for something he didn’t say. The nerve of him not apologizing for something he didn’t say. read more

Debate Numero Uno

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On Thursday rumor had it that instructions had gone out from the RNC or other establishment inner circles to take Trump out during Thursday night’s debate. Those of us who heard the rumor figured one or more of the candidates would be charged with the task.

Who knew it would turn out to be the Fox News team of moderators – or at least two of the three. As it turned out, not one candidate stepped up to take down Trump in any sustained way. It was left up to the two moderators Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly. Bret Baier appeared to remain above the fray.

Personally, I haven’t liked Wallace for years. He’s been on the establishment team for a while now. But Kelly was a major disappointment. I thought she was better, and fairer than this. But she too has shown herself to be just another establishment toady.

From the very beginning of the debate, I recall talking out loud to the TV, saying that this was going to be a night of gotcha questions. And that’s what it turned out to be. Whoever the establishment wanted targeted would be taken out, and tonight it was Trump. Next time and maybe someone else.

But the other candidates either didn’t get the memo or simply chose not to play the game. They seemed content to just let it play out. Her motivation seemed apparent when Kelly asked Trump to explain his one-man war on women. When he tried to make a joke of it, she turned cold as ice. She acted like a rhymes-with-witch. At that point it appeared to be a perfect opportunity for one of the other big tent candidates to join in the fray. But none did. read more

Breast-Feeding the Children – At Least Those Who Survive

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, the left is predictable if nothing else. Surprise – it’s the kickoff to “World Breast-Feeding Week.” What an odd coincidence that an article just happened to be posted at the New York Times just days before the commencement of “World Breast-Feeding Week.”

We’ve all heard the claim by attorney Elizabeth Beck that Donald Trump had an absolute meltdown during a 2011 deposition. The innocent Ms. Beck merely asked if she could take an hour break to pump some milk for her three-month-old daughter.

That’s when Trump “got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” Beck told CNN.

Yet both Trump and his attorney recall the incident a bit differently. Attorney Allen Garten said, “She was disgusting. She was attempting to breast-feed – to pump in the middle of a deposition, in a deposition room with five lawyers and was not excusing herself.” Garten said that Beck had “orchestrated the stunt because, ‘she ran out of questions and she didn’t know what to do.’”

Beck said Trump displayed a “lack of self-control,” and added, “What kind of leader of the United States would that be? Is he going to behave that way when these negotiating treaties with China or Russia?” read more

Whites Justify Police Brutality

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Toya Graham is not a hero. She’s a mom. She’s a parent who apparently cares about the safety and growth of her son. Yet many have labeled their hero for caring enough to run after the sun she recognized by the pants he was wearing – slap him around and drag him home.

So why have some labeled her a hero mom? Well, a hero is unusual – defined as a person of distinguished courage, bravery and one of noble quality. I frankly don’t know if she possesses any of these qualities. So although not a hero, in my opinion, Toya appears heroic because in this wusified day and age, her actions are indeed unusual, appearing courageous, and in fact frowned upon by most in today’s society. So much that it has caused consternation among those in the liberal media. And for conservatives, any action that causes the lefts panties to bunch is usually considered courageous, even heroic.

One example of bunched panties is Joan Walsh of Salon.com who writes: “Baltimore’s hero mom has a name. It’s Toya Graham. And the woman lionized nationwide for beating her 16-year-old son on camera, and dragging him away from Monday night’s riots, doesn’t feel at all like hero.”

Graham did admit during an interview on CBS This Morning that she “just lost it.” And what the heck is wrong with that? It’s not as if her 16-year-old son simply played hooky from school for the day. He was out in the middle of a potentially dangerous and uncertain situation. Frankly, if the mom didn’t freak out and “lose it” we should all be suspect of her. read more

Three Shot at Delaware State: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

by: the Common Constitutionalist

News outlets around the country have reported on and continue to report on the shooting incident Saturday night at Delaware State University. Photos indicate that thousands were in attendance.

The shooting was reported around 8 PM Saturday at a fraternity/sorority cookout. Later that evening (1:15 AM Sunday) more shots rang out at a nearby university courtyard, but no one was reported injured.

The victims of the shooting were taken to a nearby hospital and are said to be in stable condition. Their names have not been released. University spokesman Carlos Holmes said “We directed our students to get into their dormitories and stay there, and we directed outsiders to get off of our campus at this point.”

The report I just cited was published at 12:05 PM Sunday the 19th by USA Today. I purposely left something out that was pertinent to the report and I’ll get to that shortly.

I don’t know why this story interested me, but it did enough to look for additional details. What I found was all too predictable and disappointing pertaining to other mainstream media outlets. read more