The Left Still Cannot Say Terrorism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Terrorism is terrorism, regardless of the source, and two American cities felt the sting of it over the weekend. Is it really that hard to say? Apparently. And if someone on the left does summon up the word, it must always be supplemented with a descriptor.

One of two terrorist attacks, a bombing, occurred this weekend in Manhattan, N.Y. “No-one has come forward to admit to planting the device, which exploded in a dumpster,” Cuomo said, but citizens should make no mistake: “a bomb exploding in New York is an act of terrorism.”

Got that. At the time he stated (Sunday morning), that no one, or group, had claimed responsibility. Yet he was quick to insist it was not the work of ISIS, or any specific group.

However, he also added that, “We’re not going to let them win. They want to make you afraid. We’re not going to let them instill fear.”

Okay – so Cuomo admitted he/we don’t know who the bomber is, yet he knows for a fact it is definitely not ISIS, but we can’t let THEM win. If he/we don’t know who the bomber is – may I ask who THEM is? read more

ISIS Bans the Burqa Due to Terrorism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I have never been a fan of the burqa – the black shroud, or long, flowing garment that covers entirely the Islamic woman from head to toe. Often the only things that can be seen are the eyes, and frequently not even them.

Imagine having to deal with 90° to over 100° heat – being forced to don a full body burqa, made entirely of black fabric during the summer we just experienced. Seems like torture.

To me, it is a freedom thing. Within reason, one should be able to wear whatever one wants. But then there is the real world threat of terrorism. Because of these threats, France, Belgium and the Netherlands have already banned the wearing of the burqa and niqab in public places and violators can face fines and even jail time.

It’s fascinating to see these anything-goes, overly tolerant European nations begin to crack down on their own liberal policies. The Europeans have a reputation of tolerance and succumbing to political correctness – which is how they ended with the mess they are currently in – allowing so many unvetted Muslims into their countries. read more

Podcast – ISIS Recruiter Captured After Obama Released Him – Mike Rowe Gives Voting Advice – AK-47 Store Opens at Moscow Airport

A veteran terrorist was reportedly captured attempting to flee Libya for Tunisia. So what. Lots of terrorist are captured. What makes this guy so special? Well, he is one of a growing number of jihadists or terror leaders who have been released by Obama over the years and I’m sure there will be many more.

Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” fame was asked by a fan to implore his fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election. Mike had some great and rather unexpected advice for the fan – something you never hear from other TV or movie stars.

You too can purchase an AK-47 – from a store in the Moscow airport. Yes – that is correct. The new Kalashnikov store at the airport is now selling replica rifles (that look very real), hats, umbrellas and even ‘T’-shirts emblazoned with “I Love AK” on it. What a great idea. What could possibly go wrong? read more

I’d Cast My Vote for Trump’s Speechwriter

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On his Monday evening radio program, Mark Levin spoke of Donald Trump’s foreign policy/immigration speech. He said: “Trump gave a pretty good speech today and people ought to listen to it. When he’s focused – when he’s on message – and when he says things that most of us agree with, we ought to acknowledge that – if we’re going to be intellectually honest.”

This may be the first time I’ve kind of disagreed with Mark. I, like Mark and many true conservatives who haven’t yet partaken of the Trump Kool-Aid, thought it was a great speech – probably the best he’s done. But this wasn’t a Trump speech. It was measured and well thought out, lacking (most of) the usual bombast – a speech I personally don’t believe Trump could write himself. And that’s my problem. I’m not sure this is Trump’s message – at least not consistently.

We’ve all heard Trump speak extemporaneously and it’s not pretty. It used to be effective, but now it’s just tiresome and repetitive. But lately he has confined himself, for the most part, to reading teleprompter speeches – which is much better for him.

However, it is painfully obvious when he strays from the prompter. He repeats himself – he overemphasizes his statements to the point where they sound cartoonish. He then either run’s out of exclamations or realizes he’s strayed and it’s back on the teleprompter. read more

Corsica Erupts Over the Burkini Ban

A few days ago I wrote about a ban of the Muslim swimwear known as the Burkini in Cannes France. You may wish to review it here before continuing to the article below. You may link to it here.

Well, it’s spreading and so is the oh so predictable violence as the Clarion Project is now reporting:

Clash in Corsica

Clash in Corsica

On Sunday August 14, 2016, Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister, issued the following statement after a violent clash between locals and Muslim immigrants on the island of Corsica:

“A violent confrontation, the circumstances and motives of which will be determined by a police investigation, erupted on Saturday evening in Sisco, Upper Corsica, between local residents and a group of around ten out-of-towners. The four people injured, including a pregnant woman, were evacuated to the hospital in Bastia. Their injuries are not life-threatening. Three vehicles were set on fire causing major disruption of traffic and a brush fire was rapidly brought under control.” read more

Cannes – Site of the Film Festival, Bans Islam Swimwear

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When one hears of Cannes, it may conjure up images of a magical place in the south of France on the French Riviera – a place where the beautiful go. It is also world renowned for its annual film festival – where liberals go to see and be seen (mostly be seen) – a place where a large slovenly socialist millionaire is hailed regularly as a conquering hero – one Michael Moore.

But, the disheveled Moore is the exception at the film festival. New York Magazine described  the scene last May, “as some of the country’s best-dressed celebrities headed to the Cannes Film Festival for another round of cocktails and photographs. Take beautiful and famous people, add a liberal sprinkling of diamonds, and put them on yachts in the French Riviera and you get an event that’s extremely fun to look at.”

And naturally 99.999 percent of the “beautiful” people who show up each year are flaming leftists – leftists who, at endless cocktail parties, discuss their latest cause célèbre, like transgender rights, the oppression of the Palestinian people or just any old Muslim cause.

So I wonder how they will react when the scantily clad “beautiful” bikini set take to the beaches at Cannes during the next festival only to see, or not see, any Muslim women sporting a Burkini. read more

Podcast – President Calls for a Total Ban – Happenings in Rio – Navy Dumps the Blue Camo

No, it’s not Obama or the Trumpster, but the president of the Czech Republic who is calling for a total ban on all migrants into his country. President Milos Zeman has urged his country to seal the border due to the fear of terrorist attacks as have happened in other European nations. And that’s not all he is proposing.

The Olympic Games have begun, and with them have also begun local upheaval, riots, gun-fire and athletes doing what they are not supposed to. Just another great choice of the International Olympic Committee to select a third world nation to host the games.

The U.S. Navy is finally getting rid of possibly the worlds dumbest camouflage uniform – the blueberry and replacing it with yet another camo work uniform. I question the sanity of this decision. read more

Still More Questions Than Answers Awaiting the WikiLeaks Benghazi Dump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve begun again listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio, until he starts in with the rah-rah Trump segments – and then I must switch off the radio.

A couple of days ago I tuned in to hear Rush talking about Julian Assange at WikiLeaks. Evidently Assange is busy preparing yet another massive email document dump – this time pertaining to Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. I perked right up – mainly because I do so want her to pay for her crimes involving the Benghazi attack and the subsequent cover-up.

But I’m also extremely interested to find out the truth and if it jibes with what I started writing not 10 days after the attack. My first article on the subject, “Benghazi was no Coincidence,”  was published on Sept. 21, 2012, 10 days after the attack, followed up with another in October – “Benghazi… the Cover Up,” and many more for months after.

Now I hear through Limbaugh that the material Julian Assange has, backs up most of what we posited early on after the attack.

From what Julian Assange has leaked thus far, it appears that Glenn Beck, the Blaze, the Independent UK and I were right about a lot of things – things that at the time caused us to be accused of being crazy, conspiracy nuts and of course fear-mongerers. We were accused of spreading rumors about ambassador Stevens, his purpose in Benghazi and the direct involvement of Obama and his inner circle.

Some said that the cover up was strictly about Obama’s reelection and the eventual election of Hillary this time around. I didn’t believe it then and I still don’t now. Sure, that played a part – but that was far from the only reason. read more

The Pope has Taken Another Hard Left Turn

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve expressed my perplexity with the present Vicar of Christ in the past and it doesn’t appear I’ll be jumping on his band-wagon anytime soon.

By all accounts, Pope Francis is a good guy. Of course he’s a good guy – he’s the head of the Catholic Church – revered by millions! But, as I’ve stated before – I’m not Catholic – so to me, he’s just a man – flawed like me and you.

That being said – I have been tough on him in the past and as I am not Catholic, when he says or does something I consider to be a bit off (in my opinion), I call him on it – the way I would anyone else, or anyone might do of me.

Among the many faults we conservatives find of the left is their use of moral relativism. Being that the Pope appears to have liberal and socialist leanings, his use of moral relativism should not be surprising. But this doesn’t seem to jibe with a laymen’s view of the Catholic Church – which has always been culturally or socially conservative.

Yet this Pope has waded into a number of hot social and political topics since being elevated and most of his opinions have taken a decidedly liberal bent – and this one is no different.

On a plane ride back to the Vatican from a trip to Poland, Pope Francis revealed his thoughts on Islamic violence. He said: “I think it is not right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right and this is not true.” read more

VP Pick Tim Kaine is Cozy with Islamists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hillary Clinton had her pick of leftists and radicals to choose from as her vice presidential running mate. She could’ve gone with the radical Injun Elizabeth Warren – but then two far left radical screeching women might have been too much.

She had her choice of an Hispanic or black or any number of leftists ne’er-do-wells and she could’ve even asked the old socialist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders – but instead chose a middle-of-the-road whitey.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is said to be a great choice. It is interesting though that we don’t hear the Democrats, who were all about diversity (when it suits them), complaining about the choice of a cracker – and worse that he is billed as a boring common sense Democrat. But Kaine is neither boring nor common sense.

As we are all aware, radical Islam is on the rise. We see or hear of attacks virtually every day. Left or right, we know this is a growing problem and is sure to be one of the number one issues in the general election. Voters will no doubt judge the two tickets on their stances regarding this issue.

We know, or at least he tells us, where the Trumpster and his running mate stand. If we believe them, they will be tough on terrorism and terrorists. Hillary, as we know, has a sketchy past to put it kindly. But we haven’t heard where Kaine stands on the issue – until now. read more