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

Please Don’t Feed the Children

by: the Common Constitutionalist

If you’ve ever walked through a park, you can’t help but notice the hundreds of pigeons flying around, as well as standing in front of park benches waiting to be fed. The same can be said of seagulls that hover inexplicably over landlocked parking lots.

They’re seagulls! What the heck are they doing hanging out in the parking lot an hours drive from the beach? The same thing the pigeons are doing – looking for an easy meal.

We see signs posted in every State and national Park. “Don’t Feed the Animals.” And why? Well, it’s because it’s dangerous, for one. They may just as easily turn on the one feeding them. And second: they don’t want the animals to get used to expecting a free meal. It happens all the time. The animals soon understand that it’s easier to dumpster dive or to break into someone’s home then forage or hunt for a meal.

It doesn’t take long to inadvertently train the wild beasts to infiltrate human habitat for an easy snack. But you can hardly blame the animals. The humans are the ones at fault. It’s free food after all.

And the same can now be said of America’s children. For the entire school year, the children have been conditioned to think of school as not just a place to learn (hopefully), but also the source of practically all their meals.

It used to be, back in the days of rugged individualism, that there would be one meal a day at school – lunch. You could Brown-bag it or pay for the daily cafeteria fare. Then, no doubt some politician or academic discovered that little Johnny and Janey couldn’t afford to pay for lunch. Somehow they could afford those $100 Nikes – but not lunch. read more