What’s Next for San Francisco to Ban?

from the American Spectator:

San Francisco: The City of Bans

At times, it’s impossible to guess which things progressives want to ban — and which ones they want to mandate and subsidize. Think of New York City’s approach to electric bicycles. My guess would have been that the city would subsidize those environmentally friendly modes of transportation like other liberal cities do, given how much cleaner they are than taxis and buses. But until last April, officials there had viewed them as unsafe and intrusive and even had confiscated e-bikes from those caught riding them on the city’s streets and sidewalks. read more

Hypocrisy Reigns at Eugene Lang College

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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According to the Princeton Review, “Eugene Lang College is an ‘unconventional,’ highly urban school with few academic requirements where courses have ‘really long poetic titles’ and professors ‘go by their first names.’” Yeah I’d pay well north of $20K a year for that – wouldn’t you, you groovy hipster? And we wonder why young adults can’t find decent paying jobs after graduating college. Because they graduate with worthless degrees by taking courses like “queer ecologies.”

This upcoming semester, the college will offer this four-credit course entitled, “Queer Ecologies.” The course is said to be, “for students who wish to ‘disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and nature.’” Yep – that’s a really long poetic title all right, which means absolutely nothing to most but sure does sound edumicated, don’t it. I swear. I think they just purposely string a bunch of multi-syllabic words together to make them sound erudite. And the more confusing it is, the more high-brow it must be. read more

The “Straw” that broke the Camel’s Back

Excuse my French, but this the most asinine thing I’ve heard in a while – even for California. And I wonder if the penalty for crapping on the side walk is as stiff? Just asking.

from the Blaze:

City of Santa Barbara, California, passes straw ordinance with harsh penalties, including jail time

Santa Barbara, California, is the latest municipality to ban plastic straws but this city’s ordinance carries some exceptionally harsh penalties — including potential jail time.

The ordinance for the California coastal city applies to anyone who hands out plastic straws at restaurants, bars, or other food establishments, Fox News reported.

What are the details?

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Prager University – Fascism is just Another Form of Socialism

The left wants us to believe that conservatives and those on the right are fascists. But Dinesh D’Souza for Prager University explains just what fascism truly is and who the father, or philosopher, of fascism is.

He tells us that the father of fascism was an Italian, Giovanni Gentile. D’Souza also explains that fascism is decidedly leftist as Gentile, a committed socialist, was influenced by his mentor Karl Marx.

Dinesh adds that simply put, “Fascists are socialists with a national identity.”

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Video Podcast – Russia Indictments – Universal Basic Income is a Crock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Today I discuss briefly why the Mueller indictments of Russian “Agents” is a monumental waste of time. Also, regardless of whether we think they are guilty or not, an indictment is not proof of that guilt.

My main topic however, is the Mayor of Stockton California’s lame-brain idea of giving 100 lucky winners $500 a month as a Universal Basic Income. In other words, the city would provide more freebies to people who have to do nothing for it. Great idea. Let’s not teach anyone to fish, but just the give the fish away. Worst idea yet! read more

When Liberal Ideology Crashes into Reality

from IBD:

Fight Against $15: Democrats Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation’s Capital

“Fight for $15” is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. That’s what happens when ideology crashes into reality.

On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington’s city council sponsored a bill to jettison the wage hike for tipped workers that 56% of D.C. voters had approved by a ballot initiative less than a month before. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 3

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Immigration is once again a hot-button issue for the progressive socialist left. And it gets hotter during an election year. Once again the corporate fat cats and leftists are in an uproar over the same policies that Obama made a part of the politics of bringing down America. In the fall of 2013, unaccompanied illegal minors inundated our country and spurred the start of catch and release. Even former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed just a few days ago that “catch and release” does not work.

Democrat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar appeared on CNN and admitted that the Obama Administration also had family separations but was covered up by both the administration and the media. The policy of letting these illegals run free in our country is a detriment and a danger to the law abiding people of this country. It is not asylum that the majority of these people are looking for, but economic betterment through the largesse of the American taxpayer.

Under the former administration, the federal government unwittingly initiated, through the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the placement of these minors into homes for child sex trafficking, forced labor, and situations that can be considered nothing more than modern day slavery. read more

Socialism is Cool – Until You Experience It

With the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who garnered a whopping 17,000 votes in a New York democrat primary, “democratic socialism” took another big step forward. And is being heralded as the beginning of a movement. It’s one thing for some old fossil like Bernie Sanders to promote socialism, but quite another when it’s a young, attractive woman. Of course she’s only attractive until she opens her mouth. But still, more and more people are being drawn to her message of “moral clarity” and being the “champion of the “working class.”

For a more in-depth look into Brazil, you may review an article I wrote last November, entitled “Socialism is Never Cool.”

So rather than me droning on, please watch the following video from Prager-U of just how great socialism worked in Brazil, by someone who lived through it. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 1

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Over the past few weeks, Trump Derangement Syndrome has achieved new levels. The progressive socialists, commonly called democrats, have gotten their panties in a wad, the hand-wringing is likely to cause blisters, and the chorus of calling President Trump inhumane and a Nazi have reached a 24/7 level of caterwauling unknown before today.

What is it all about? It’s all about children sent here by their “loving” parents to sneak into the country and be allowed to bring the parents in to live off the benefits that American politicians bequeath them from the American taxpayer. And of course, according to the simpering leftists, if you don’t agree, you are a “racist”, “xenophobic” uneducated dullard who rejects progress.

Right now the Democrats have an agenda that the American people do not agree with. Part of it is the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The leftists are not concerned with how many more American citizens get raped or murdered by illegals. And yes, I will continue to say illegal and not “undocumented.” That is now a part of the Progressive socialist party platform of 2020. Every progressive socialist democrat intends to turn our country into open border anarchy where they can press further corruption and allow illegal aliens to vote, which to this day is considered a felony. read more

Democrat Loonies are Taking Over

from Conservative Review:

The lunatic fringe is defining the Democrats

When the mouthpieces of the American Left announced they would “RESIST” Trump in every way, they didn’t take into consideration the importance of balance that the American people search for. So when they allowed their lunatic fringe to become the voice and the face of this Resistance, or whatever they claim to be, there’s a heavy dash of BS that most Americans can detect.

The act of resistance assumes that something is being done to those who claim to resist it. But so far, the resistance claims something is always being done to someone else. read more