Texas strikes back at New York

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

By now everyone, at least the geeks that follow this stuff (like you and me), have heard New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent speech regarding the few conservatives that may still reside in his state.

 

For those who haven’t, here’s a quick recap: The governor stated that, “There is a schism in the Republican Party. They’re searching to define their soul… Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay – if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

 

Now that sounds reasonable, don’t you think? It sure is nice to see the lefts tolerance and acceptance of others viewpoints and beliefs on display.

 

Now rumor is that Rick Perry, Gov. of Texas is preparing a speech to counter Cuomo’s remarks. As luck would have it, I have obtained a draft copy of said speech. Let me reveal it to you now.

 

“Conservatives, unlike liberals, are freethinkers and thus have varying opinions on many subjects. Normally we conservatives do not march in lockstep – but I, as the duly elected speechifier (got that word from “W”) do decree the following to all who reside in the state of Texas.” read more

PCFL: Politically Correct Football League

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

The NFL playoffs are upon us. Wildcard weekend has wrapped up. For many it is an exciting time. For us Patriots fans, it is both old hat and expected.

 

Yet for most, the close of the regular season just means, you had better be a hockey or basketball fan.

 

The players head off to the golf course and coaches get unceremoniously fired. Then comes the unenviable task of owners and management to find a new coach – that rare discovery of the golden wheat amongst the chaff.

 

Enter the racist “Rooney Rule”. The “Rooney Rule” was named for the Pittsburgh Steelers owners, the Rooney family – namely Dan Rooney, who is also chairman of the leagues “Diversity Committee”. Ugh!

 

The rule stipulates that a team must, at minimum, interview at least one “minority” candidate for a head coaching job or general manager position. It does not apply to any other team positions.

 

Why only these positions, you ask? Although other staff and position coaches are quite important, they are not the “face of the team”. It’s symbolism over substance. Every assistant coach on the team could be black but that still wouldn’t be good enough. read more

Girley-Marines

 

The Marine Corps has delayed a requirement that all female recruits perform three pull-ups after more than half of them were unable to complete it, raising further questions about the push to integrate women into combat roles and units starting in 2016.

The Marines quietly announced the delay in a November report on its TV show, “The Corps Report,” and news sources have just begun to report it. An initial memo in 2012 stipulated that female recruits would have to perform three pull-ups like males beginning this year in order to graduate training.

Female recruits previously had to complete a “flexed arm hang,” or holding their chins above the pull-up bar for at least 15 seconds. They will now have the option of fulfilling either the pull-ups or flexed arm hang requirement for the next annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT). read more