WND Exclusive – Why’s the Right Taking ‘Insider’ Op-Ed Seriously?

We all know of the Big Bang Theory, where in an instant the universe exploded into life and is apparently ever-expanding.

Well, with the confluence of the smash hit book by Bob Woodward and the anonymous White House insider memo hitting at virtually the same time, the left and Never-Trumpers are hoping that this is the ever-expanding political Big Bang that will finally bring down Trump.

I say smash hit book because whether Woodward’s book (release date – Sept. 11, 2018) is great or not, rest assured it will be a runaway best-seller. They will make sure of that.

However, in recent years the Big Bang Theory has been called into question. Did it actually happen, and is the universe really expanding? That’s above my pay-grade, as it were. read more

Another Failure of California Government – Voter Registration

from Conservative Tribune:

After Libs Help Them Avoid Audit, California DMV Finds 23,000 Bad Voter Registrations

“Trust us, we’re with the government.” If there were ever a time to be leery of that promise, it’s now … and if there were ever a place, it would almost certainly be in big-government California.

The west coast state — which has gone Democrat in every presidential election since the Reagan era — seems to be a test-bed for leftist policies, but the results of that liberalism ought to be a cautionary tale.

Recently, California became the state with the highest poverty rate in the entire country, while deep blue cities like San Francisco are struggling with rampant homelessness and public health crises. read more

Bernie Sanders is a Wealth of Bad Ideas

from IBD:

Bernie Sanders Wants Jeff Bezos To Pay For The Welfare State — What Could Go Wrong?

Bernie Sanders, who never held a steady job until he started getting paid by taxpayers, thinks Amazon should pay its workers more. And if it doesn’t, he wants to tax Amazon for each “underpaid” employee, to finance government benefits. Even Bernie’s friends think he’s off the rails.

Sanders, never one for subtlety, calls his new bill the “Stop BEZOS Act.” It would impose a tax on each worker employed by any company that hires more than 500 people. The tax would cover 100% of the cost of whatever federal benefits those workers or their families might also be getting. read more

Defunct Ringling Bros. Circus Finds a New Home at the Senate Hearings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yes, there were Elephants and Donkeys and an over abundance of clowns. And although I didn’t see a bearded lady, she may have been in the audience with the other rabble-rousers. However, today the bearded lady would more likely be classified as transgender – Grizzly Adams in a dress.

Those viewing this train wreck will learn little about supreme Court Candidate Brett Kavanaugh, beyond that he is the second coming of Darth Vader. The democrats will see to that. In other words this is an entirely scripted event, right down to the radical leftist protestors.

From what I understand, there was/is a long line of loud obnoxious protesters standing in the hallway adjacent to the hearing chamber just waiting for their turn to gain entrance and disrupt the supposed proceedings. When one gets hauled away, there is another to take their place. And all orchestrated by desperate democrats.

And I don’t know this for sure, but I’ll wager that some, if not all are paid protesters – bought and paid for by the usual suspects like, whom else but George Soros, through one of his many Open Society shell organizations. read more

Ben Sasse’s Schoolhouse Rock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Something constructive actually happened during the first day of Senate hearings on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Senators from both sides of the aisle got a chance to speak. Most speeches were just bloviating nonsense. However one was most certainly not.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R), actually took the time, not to preach, but to educate.

I’ve not been a huge fan of Sasse in the past, but I have new found respect for this politician who knows how are government was originally supposed to work and how it became the purposely dysfunctional mess we see today. And he was able to effectively communicate this for all to understand.

This is an absolute must-see for anyone who, A: doesn’t understand the function of the three branches of government – the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial, and B: doesn’t fully grasp exactly how we ended up so far afield from the founder’s vision of federalism.

This video is one of the most productive uses of 11 minutes and 50 seconds I can think of, and I encourage you to consider having your children watch with you.

Enjoy the video – I did: read more

WND Exclusive – California’s Next Stupid Idea: 100% Clean Energy

Let’s pass a federal law to end all poverty by the year 2040. That will fix everything.

Oh wait – we already have hundreds of laws attempting to eradicate poverty that were instituted several decades ago. Funny thing – we still have poverty, and at about the same percentage as when the war on poverty began over a half a century ago.

It’s a clear example of the fact just because the government passes a law, it doesn’t magically make it so.

But that’s what leftists do. They see a perceived problem, which usually isn’t, and then set about to pass a law or regulatory mandate to “fix” a problem that isn’t. read more

I Must Disagree with Mollie’s Dad

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Mollie Tibbetts’s dad, Rob Tibbetts, wrote an Op-Ed for the Des Moines Register this past Saturday. It was heart-felt and obviously written by a Dad who adored his daughter and wishes to shield his family from further pain.

That being said, this may be the most ill-advised article I’ve ever written and will probably land me in some hot water, but I none-the-less feel compelled to write it. So here we go.

Rob Tibbetts writes that, “At the outset, politicians and pundits used Mollie’s death to promote various political agendas. We appealed to them and they graciously stopped. For that, we are grateful. Sadly, others have ignored our request. They have instead chosen to callously distort and corrupt Mollie’s tragic death to advance a cause she vehemently opposed.”

I get that, which is why it’s difficult for me to publically disagree and take issue.

First, there are dirtbags on the right who really are died-in-the-wool white supremacists and racists, and wish everyone who isn’t white to get gone. That’s too bad, but this being a free country, they have every right to their own opinions, no matter how vile. read more

McCain was a Tale of Two Men

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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First I’d like to pay tribute to the Navy Hero. Yep – John McCain was a war hero. Not because he was shot down. That happened to many pilots during the Vietnam non-war war. It’s what happened after.

McCain was captured, then offered release by the North Vietnamese and allowed to go home. Like few others might, he refused and stayed voluntarily so as to not abandon his men, knowing full well the torture that he would be in for. He paid dearly for his decision, which adversely affected him for the rest of his life. And given the choice, I believe that Naval Officer McCain would have done it all over again for the sake of his men.

If that ain’t heroism – there is no such thing.

But why would the left, who hates the military, be so enamored with McCain?

Well, it sure couldn’t be that he was the poster boy Never-Trumper? Naw – that couldn’t be it. read more

Does Ron DeSantis Really Deserve Such Condemnation?

Have you ever given a speech or even just been talking to someone, and all the sudden become tongue-tied? So much so that you end up mixing two words together or even two phrases? Well, in my opinion, that’s what Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis did, when he uttered the now infamous, “Monkey This Up.” It’s obvious, to me at least, that he combined “monkey around” and “muck this up,” but you be the judge whether or not he is a white nationalist, racist, colonialist, or just a guy who got tongue-tied.

from the Blaze:

GOP nominee Ron DeSantis said ‘monkey this up’ and the left went berserk. You already know why. read more

Cultural Appropriation is Evidently not Flattering

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Unless you are a democrat trying to beat a conservative Republican in a Senate race.

It’s said that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That is, to imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment.

Take for example the modern day British Royal Family and in particular, the lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton – wife of Prince William. Ever since her engagement to Wills, she’s been the envy of England and the Western World.

Her hair, her clothing, shoes and jewelry – everything she wears becomes an instant classic and is sought by her female fan base. It seems not five minutes after she is seen in something new, fashionistas are searching the web for knockoffs. Throngs of women want to look and dress like Kate.

And last I checked, she doesn’t seem the least bit upset by it.

However for many, particularly leftist minorities, such imitation is not considered flattering, but cultural appropriation.

Wikipedia defines cultural appropriation as, “the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from an equal cultural exchange due to an imbalance of power, often as a byproduct of colonialism and oppression.” read more