School Panics Over a Gum Scare

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last week at a school in Kyle Texas, the teachers and student body had a bit of a scare. It was serious enough that administrators at Lehman High School held “students in their extended class periods to investigate the concern with little to no disruption to their schedule.”

Still, it was serious enough to hold students in their classrooms.

What was the incident of concern? Well, a student thought they overheard another say something about a gun – and with that, the zero tolerance, gun free zone policy kicked into gear.

Upon completion of the investigation Principal Michelle Chae sat down, crafted a letter, had hundreds of copies made and sent it home to parents, explaining that the safety of the students is their number one priority. “We continue to encourage students to report anything they see or hear that causes them concern,” the letter stated. She stated that no gun was discovered and “it was determined that a student thought he heard the word ‘gun,’ but in fact it was another student asking for some ‘gum.’”

WHAT?!

How is it that someone heard gun? It’s because our kids are being brought up and brainwashed into becoming scared little weenies and their minds are being conditioned to hear key words and phrases like some NSA scan filter. read more

Doctor Says It’s Our Way or the Highway

by: the Common Constitutionalist

You may not have ever heard of the company Supreme Greens, or the product by the same name. It is advertised as a “a powerful Mega-Food formulation of organically grown grasses and vegetables, sprouted grains, blood purifying and immune enhancing herbs, and antioxidants synergistically blended with MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane).

Well, the Company and its owner Alex Guerrero are under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for claims in can cure cancer and concussions, amongst other things.

So what, you may say. There are lots of bogus products on the market. What makes this one different?

Well, really nothing, except the greatest quarterback ever to play the game, Tom Brady, is not only a client but a business partner of Gurrero’s at Brady’s Sports Therapy Center, TB12.

Yesterday morning while driving to my office, I was listening to a Boston sports radio morning show called Dennis & Callahan.  Although Brady is not involved in this FTC investigation (sorry all you Brady haters), it’s obviously news. Up here, if Brady sneezes, it’s news.

The FTC got involved after Guerrero produced an infomercial claiming his product produced some miraculous results. At his California clinic,  “He said he’d conducted ‘clinical studies’ of 200 patients who’d been diagnosed as terminally ill. They were suffering from ailments such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. And eight years later, all but eight had survived.”

Enter a guest of the morning show, Dr. Barrie Cassileth. Dr. Cassileth has a PhD in medical sociology and founded the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She’s helping the FTC investigate Alex Guerrero and his company Supreme Greens.

She told the Dennis & Callahan Radio show that she got involved in the Guerrero case because, “I have been working most of my career, which is quite lengthy, to not only help cancer patients and provide useful services, but also to get rid of scam approaches, which abound, and this is simply one of them.” She explained that this industry of miracle cures is a $40 billion business “in totally useless scam products.”

Cassileth said her real complaint about Guerrero, and others like him, is the danger to the patient. She explains that patients may say to themselves – maybe I’ll try one of these plant products instead of going in for a traditional cancer treatment and see how that goes first. read more

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Isn’t Worth It

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We all know why the federal government has long ago injected itself into the American education system. Big government progressive’s knew they couldn’t control what schools were teaching, and of course progressives must have control over every facet of our lives.

So they began offering carrots to the states in the form of federal funding for schools. Naturally, whenever one takes the bait from the feds, there must be strings attached. However, the states, also run by progressives, had for years been overspending to the point where they didn’t care how big the stick of control was that came with the carrot of all that “free” cash.

The reasoning the states always give for taking the federal largess was and is, “if we don’t take it, someone else will.” And so now the feds control K-12 and beyond – from curriculum to school lunch. All this in an effort to indoctrinate children into a progressive, socialistic lifestyle. It has never had anything to do with “educating” anyone.

But evidently kindergarten is simply too late to start the indoctrination process. The feds need a true cradle to career (in government) program. And so came the cries from the left for universal day care and pre-K.

And why not – parents don’t know how to raise children. They don’t have the academic early education degrees to rear their own children. That’s just silly! read more

Prosperity Must Be Explained

from Dr. Thomas Sowell:

Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States.
Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political left among Catholic intellectuals. He is, in a sense, the culmination of that trend. read more

Battle of the Presidential Billionaires

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., parent company of hated Fox News thinks that one billionaire in the presidential race isn’t good enough. He tweeted out his desire for another to enter. And the other billionaire is none other than Michael “Nanny State” Bloomberg.

Is this the beginning of a draft Bloomberg campaign? I doubt it, but only time will tell, and it’s hard to say whether Murdoch was serious or not as he tweeted: “With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it’s time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring. Greatest mayor.”

Now right off the bat, you would have to question the sanity of Murdoch by saying Bloomberg was the “Greatest mayor.” I understand Murdoch and Bloomberg are good friends but calling him the greatest mayor, and thinking he wouldn’t be as progressive with the nation as he was with New York City, are a little far-fetched.

Murdoch failed to elaborate in any of his tweets for which party Bloomberg would run, although it seems to me he would be better suited to displace Hillary Clinton than any Republican, save for a few progressive establishment types.

Murdoch went back to Twitter to explain that although he was at odds with a lot of the “nanny state” policies Bloomberg enacted as mayor, he reiterated that along with Rudy Giuliani, Bloomberg made New York City the greatest. read more

Ted Cruz Versus Bernie Sanders Will Settle Things Once and for All

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Although polar opposites on every known and unknown political and social issue, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both have one important thing in common. They are both hated by their respective party elites.

The hatred for Cruz is obvious and palpable. Everyone who follows this stuff knows. But no Democrat has come out and proclaimed enmity toward Sanders. But it must be the case. The Democrat elite are not true socialist believers. They are statists who only wish to run the American Politburo. They don’t care, as does Sanders, about the little people. They may not come out and condemn him, but believe you me, behind closed doors, they’re scrambling to try to stop him. The Democrats elites are “Feelin the Bern!”Bern

No one, me included, thought at any time the fossilized socialist hippie from Vermont had any chance of unseating Hillary Clinton. But now I’m starting to wonder. Sanders is drawing tens of thousands of supporters in stadiums across the country to hear and cheer his workers-of-the-world-unite diatribe. It’s all utopian nonsense, but he enthusiastically believes it and the woefully informed Democrat base, of which there are already far too many, believe him and trust him.

They can tell he’s not selling them a disingenuous line of crap, as the other Democrats do. He truly believes in the socialist model for America.

And unlike the Republicans, these Democrats don’t care that he has no real executive experience. After all, he doesn’t need any. He has the instruction manual for the perfect society in the writings of Marx and Engels and Thomas Friedman and Robert B Reich. read more

All Hail the Politically Correct Shopper

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The gender-neutral campaign has been gaining momentum lately. Proclaiming yourself male or female will soon be added to the list of seven deadly sins, along with global warming denial and just being a conservative.

And now, is if I needed another reason not to shop at Target, they have bowed to politically correct pressure and have begun “phasing out gender-based signage in some departments.”

And all because two months ago, one woman, some liberal from Ohio, mother of three, Abi Bechtel, tweeted her disgust with a sign in her local Target store’s toy department that simply read: “Building Sets – Girls Building Sets.”

Bechtel posted a photo of the sign on Twitter and captioned it: “don’t do this, @Target.” Oh, she also said the sign was: “regressive and harmful.”

So now the brainiacs at Target stores will go through the trouble to change “gender signage,” all because one silly woman tweeted her dislike. read more

More Liberal Nanny Food Myths Busted

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Politics aside, this past has past year has been pretty productive for those of us trying to live a common sense lifestyle, particularly on the food front.

There was the new research on salt intake. Actually, as it turns out, the new research study has been the only real research study and it showed virtually no link between salt intake and hypertension, which has been the conventional wisdom for as long as I can remember.

I did a Podcast  in March on the subject of salt, where the scientific and medical communities have bought into the myth that salt is bad and must be severely limited.

All this mass hysteria over salt was based on one study done in the 1970s, where the researchers fed massive amounts of salt to mice over an extended period of time and surprise, they developed health problems.

They never followed up with any reasonable human studies – other bogus ones, used only to advance the low/no salt myth, but no reasonable human studies. The myth of salt has been based on a single shoddy research study.

The new research found that not only is a reasonable, commonsense amount of salt not bad, but may very well aid in weight loss. And too little salt, as is currently recommended, can have catastrophic negative health effects.

Then came the new research on saturated fats, where they discovered once again, the claims of health issues like heart disease and stroke is completely unfounded. Once again, the new research found virtually no ill effects when consuming reasonable amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol. In fact they could find little to no link to show cholesterol caused either stroke or heart disease.

But for decades we have been preached to about the dangers of salt and cholesterol laden foods. All unfounded – all bogus. read more

School Lunch Programs – Oh It Gets Worse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So you think the free school lunch program won’t get any more ridiculous? Think again. When it comes to progressive government policy, there’s no such thing as too ridiculous.

Last week I wrote an article about supposedly hungry children who broke into a school because they evidently equate free food with school. I also reported that there are now government summer lunch trucks that roam the cities passing out “healthy meals” to our starving waifs.

Now I don’t know what happened to the four Charlotte North Carolina teens who broke into the school, but all that could have been avoided by them knowing just one toll-free number.

“The U.S. Department of agriculture has launched a hotline students and parents can call to find free meal sites in their area,” writes EAGnews.  They added that, “Anyone can call the hotline and after giving a zip code, can be given ‘the nearest site where meals are provided by the USDA.’” read more

Podcast – ISIS and Iran Celebrate Ramadan – New Federal Rules for Colleges – Man Fired Over Facebook Post

In today’s episode Iran celebrates Ramadan by flogging it’s citizens and ISIS does them one better by flogging and crucifixion. Look out all male college students, for there are new federal laws governing sexual assault and harassment and you are the target, and a Florida man gets fired over a Facebook post mocking homosexual marriage. read more