Global-Warming ‘Proof’ is Evaporating

The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way.

Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed. read more

Demand A Plan To End Lunacy

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Imagine you are speaking to a friend. He claims his kids are straight ‘A’ students. The reason they are is that he has developed a system that guarantees better grades. No matter what the situation, he can better anyones grades.

Your logical reaction to such a claim is, “show me the proof”. Don’t just throw out these wild claims. Show me what your children’s grades were prior and what they are now. Then show me that it was your system that caused the positive change.

It seems reasonable for him to have to prove his system is a success, is it not? You wouldn’t just sign your children on without some proof, would you?

So why is it that we don’t view gun control in the same way? There is not a shred of evidence that disarming citizens makes us safer, yet the left has been clamoring to do just that.

There are organizations like Demand, who’s slogan is Demand Action to End Gun Violence”.

They want us all to “Join more than 1,000 mayors and over 1.5 million grassroots supporters to demand that Congress take action to end gun violence“. read more

Recognizing the Statist Utopian Nightmare

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

The liberal mind may be the most illogical and oxymoronic thing on the planet. They are constantly trying to “improve” the human condition by affecting human nature via legislation and regulation.


The problem is that human nature is what it is. Humans aren’t perfect. That’s what God intended and no governmental organization has been or will be able to regulate or legislate that out of us.


Oh, they’ll try and for a while it may even appear successful. But eventually that utopian dream will be exposed as the nightmare that it is and come crashing down.


The question is: why does it always have to escalate to the point of “crashing”?


That, as everything else, always comes down to human nature. Liberals feel, they don’t think. They are also quite myopic, singularly focused, that is, they don’t see the big picture. It may be that they are incapable of doing so, and because of that, they don’t see it as a shortcoming. read more

Getting The “Lead” Out


by: the Common Constitutionalist 

It seems virtually every federal government agency, at least under this president, is a rogue agency.


That’s not quite accurate. You see, when one hears the word rogue, it conjures up thoughts of abandoning one’s directive. “Oh him – he went rogue. We can no longer control him”. That type of thing.


So that’s not really accurate, for it appears that this administration’s prime directive is to allow these agencies to go rogue, from our point of view. Just look at the evidence of department after departments’ involvement in one scandal after another.


Yet there is one agency that is head and shoulders above all in the “rogue” department. The EPA. This is the agency that, if left unchecked, can literally mean the end of our country.


Not that the IRS, or Homeland Security, or other federal departments aren’t also dangerous; they are. But none more than the EPA. It’s not even close. read more

Strong-Arm Dictator vs. Strong-Arm Regulation


by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last Saturday (the 9th) USA Today, or as Jay Severin calls it, Mcpaper, posted an article on the effective nationalization or government takeover of what they described as Venezuela’s equivalent to Best Buy. The chain stores name is “Daka” and has five stores located in Venezuela.


USA Today reported that the president of Venezuela, Nicholas Hussein Maduro (just kidding. I added the Hussein) ordered a military “occupation” of the stores and commanded that the company charge its customers “fair” prices.


Evidently shoppers rejoiced at the news. One customer looking for a plasma TV said, “It’s going to be so cheap”. She waited seven hours outside the Caracas store. I don’t think she was asked if she had adequate electricity to run her new TV, what with constant rolling blackouts thanks to Hugo Chavez’s nationalization of energy production and distribution.


Many believe this is just a political stunt designed to boost Maduro’s sagging poll numbers running up to their December 8 election.


As happens with such regimes that take over whole industries, shortages soon follow as it has in Venezuela. Shortages of basics such as toilet paper and milk, coupled with an inflation rate of over 54%.


USA Today reports that their currency is expected to be devalued soon after the election, which will probably then lead to hyperinflation. This will lead to much higher prices and further shortages.


Okay, so it’s Venezuela. So what? It’s not like those types of things could ever happen in America; where the government effectively sets selling prices for private companies, right? Wrongo! In fact, as is often the case, it has happened in America and history could very well repeat itself. read more

Obama Climate Change Order

President Obama used his executive powers on  Friday to create a ‘Task Force on Climate Preparedness and  Resilience.’

Obama’s plan would be put in place  through  executive order, bypassing Congress, which has stalemated over  climate  legislation in recent years.

A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the  East Coast, the President signed the order which is designed to make it easier  for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.

Trick or treat? President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama give Halloween treats to children at the White House
Trick or treat? President Barack Obama and first lady  Michelle Obama give Halloween treats to children at the White House. On Friday  Obama used executive powers to create a ‘Task Force on Climate Preparedness and  Resilience’

The executive order establishes a task  force  of state and local officials to advise the administration on how  to respond to  severe storms, wildfires, droughts and other potential  impacts of climate  change. read more

Obama: The Lying Liar That Lies

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Yesterday the AP reported that the Obama White House is asking insurance company CEOs to help explain mass cancellations; that the White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough urged companies to “ramp up communication and education efforts” to those who have lost their insurance.


Did we not predict this? Did we not predict that Obama would either out and out blame evil “big insurance” or at least co-opt them?


Now granted, the insurance companies are not completely blameless. They were stupid and gullible, but not blameless. They could have spoken out against Obamacare, but they, like so many others, bought Obama’s line of crap.


I’m sure they figured if they kept their collective mouths shut, Obama would reward them with millions of new customers, forced by government decree, to buy their product. Crony capitalism at its finest. read more

The FCC: Yet Another Rogue Agency

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Pay no attention to that rogue federal department behind the curtain. Pay attention only to Obamacare. It’s all about Obamacare. Everyone concentrate on Obamacare.


What ever do I mean? Is the Obama administration, as they always do, trying to avert our attention yet again? In a word, yes. Obamacare is a total disaster and all eyes should be focused on it. But Obamacare is serving a second devious purpose. It distracts us from other administration shenanigans. Distraction has become an art form for them.


So where else should we be looking? This time it’s the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). And as the FCC goes rogue, we conservatives should be very worried. Just think about it. Liberals have never been able to compete with conservatives in the “arena of ideas”. And which medium is the consummate arena for ideas and independent thought? Why, it’s Talk Radio of course. That and the explosion of conservative websites and blogs.


Evidently statists have tolerated this for long enough. Just as they charge the EPA with destroying any industry they don’t care for, so are they going to attempt to shut down any and all conservative opposition to their agenda. read more

Imagine a Free State

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The major reason most states are in such financial difficulty, at least the ones that aren’t completely corrupt like California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey,  isn’t necessarily due to their own fiscal irresponsibility; it’s more due to federal involvement. Other than Vermont, all states have some sort of requirement to balance their budget.

Yet the allure of the all mighty dollar is all too often just too tempting for state governments to pass on. I hear it all the time, as I’m sure have you. The state of such and such has been awarded an education grant or highway grant or whatever grant from the federal government to the tune of $10 million. This will help needy children get condoms or something.

Well, where does the state receiving the largess think the money comes from; Obama’s stash? Yes it comes from the federal government who takes it from us, funnels it through the federal government labyrinth of worthless departments and returns a few scraps back to the states,  or it simply borrows or prints it. And of course they give it up as a good will gesture, with no strings attached. They wouldn’t be looking for anything in return? They wouldn’t be looking to bribe a congressman or senator into voting a certain way, would they?

They would never say that the state could have this pile of education money if they just introduce a federal program into the local school system, would they? Just give up a little more control to the feds and you get the cash behind door number 3. read more

Premiums and Deductibles and Co-Pays, Oh My!

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Think health insurance is expensive now? Wait until it’s free!

Well, we’re still waiting.

Everyone has been talking about Obamacare’s expensive premiums. That many plans have people seeing premium increases of 50 – 100 – 150% and more.

To be sure, folks are already beginning to suffer from monthly premium sticker shock. That is, the few that  have been able to get into the system to purchase a plan.

 But what will really effect the public’s bottom line is the astronomical deductibles and co-pays that will be forced on us. It’s pay me now, pay me later…just pay up!

 Nationwide,  deductibles on the least expensive Bronze Obamacare plans can be as high as almost $13,000. Couple that with co-pays of up to 40%.

Don’t get sick and don’t get hurt!

Glossary for those who are unfamiliar with the terms:

Deductible: the amount for which the insured is liable on each loss, injury, etc., before an insurance company will make payment.

Co-pay: a fixed amount required by a health insurer to be paid by the insured for each outpatient visit or drug prescription. read more