Has Trump Scored Another Win with his EPA Selection

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Trump appears to be scoring a lot of points with the right, regarding his recent Cabinet selections. Just days after he selected Dr. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), he appears to have scored another potential winner. To learn more of Dr. Price, you may link to my article profiling him here.

This latest Trump selection is for the business and industry-killing Cabinet position of head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As we know, the EPA has done more than practically any other agency to set back the American economy and kill any attempted recovery. The current Director, Gina McCarthy, is a radical environmentalist with, amongst other things, a stated goal of killing off the entire American coal industry, not to mention oil, fracking, and any other industry she finds objectionable.

Her regulatory authoritarianism has been virtually unmatched and unchallenged. And she is evidently far from done. McCarthy is going down swinging in the waning hours of the Obama reign. I recently quoted her as saying: “As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wrote agency employees the day after the Nov. 8 election. “Thank you for taking that run with me. I’m looking forward to all the progress that still lies ahead.” read more

The Midnight Ride of Barack Revere

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming! Such is the cry echoing through the halls of the White House and offices of Obama’s unelected regulatory bureaucrats.

Now that Donald Trump has vanquished Hillary and the Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate, reports are that Obama is set to ram through 98 additional Executive actions and regulations, also known as “Midnight Actions,” before leaving office. I’m shocked…that it’s only 98.

“Federal agencies are rushing out a final volley of executive actions in the last two months of Barack Obama’s presidency, despite warnings from Republicans in Congress and the reality that Donald Trump will have the power to erase much of their handiwork after Jan. 20,” reports the Politico. read more

The Clintons Caused the 2008 Collapse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Last night, pitching great and Boston Red Sox hero, Kurt Schilling, was on Fox with Neil Cavuto. As he is running to displace current socialist hack Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren in the Senate in Massachusetts, there was very little baseball discussed, beside the fact that Cavuto is a Yankees fan. Anyone familiar understands that the Red Sox and Yankees are one of America’s greatest sports rivalries. The two teams, and their fans, are not fond of one another.

As Schilling is also a Trump supporter, the discussion centered on the presidential race, the debate, and Hillary Clinton to be precise.

Schilling is plain spoken and not afraid to speak his mind. He said, in effect, that Hillary is the gift that keeps on giving – that it is easy to catch her in a lie because that’s pretty much all she does.

The discussion turned to the economy and Schilling reiterated what Trump had said during the debate regarding Hillary having 30 years to fix the economy, but has apparently waited until now to do anything about it.

Both he and Trump are absolutely right to bring this up. The problem is that Trump doesn’t appear to have a grasp on specifically why. And if he does, he declined to share it with 84 million viewers. read more

The Feds to Regulate Homeless Shelters

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Earlier this week ThinkProgress gleefully announced  some really great news as they reported on yet another usurpation of the Constitution by the Obama administration. This time it’s Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD – which constitutionally shouldn’t exist) turn to impose illegal regulations.

Their target is homeless shelters. Yes – homeless shelters – many of which are not even run by state or local governments, but by religious charities.

It seems homeless shelters all across these United States are discriminating against a certain group of people. I wonder if you can guess which group? I’ll give you a hint – even two.

Hints: It’s all the rage today and Bruce Jenner. You are correct. ThinkProgress is reporting that our federal government wants to protect “transgender individuals from discrimination by homeless shelters. The thought of ensuring that transgender people can find shelter if they need it has enraged many conservatives.”

Has it really? We evil conservatives are angry over homeless transgenders and wish to bar their entrance to homeless shelters. Really? read more

Has Obama Found a Way To Build His Civilian National Security Force?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember what Obama said during a speech in 2008? “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

We all assumed he would attempt to build one from the ground up – from nothing. Well, we may have been wrong about that. Oh, not his intention – just the method to his mad end.

Rather than build his “Civilian National Security Force” from scratch, it now appears he may instead be opting for a hostile takeover. Most don’t realize it, as his takeover is happening in real time. Things are much easier to spot when seen in an historic perspective. It’s never easy to spot these trends as they happen.

Many don’t see the successful federal usurpation of police departments across the nation. Could this be the “Civilian National Security Force” that Obama said he wanted? Could be. To date, several city and town police forces have been taken over and are now being effectively run by the federal government – and all it takes is a single “claim” of police wrongdoing for the feds to swoop in and take over. read more

The Pipeline We Know Little About

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?

Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And don’t forget all the gobs of leftist activist money thrown at killing the project.

You may also recall that Canada threatened to build their own pipeline to their west coast and ship the oil to Asia if the U.S. did not acquiesce. That was when the “conservatives” ran Canada. But with the election of lefty socialist (like there’s another kind) Justin Trudeau in Canada, the entire XL project, above and below the border, was pronounced dead.

And that was the end of any talk of long distance oil pipelines. Or is it?

There is another long distance oil pipeline which will span 1,172 miles – from North Dakota’s famous Bakken and Three Forks oil production zones all the way to Pakota, Illinois. read more

New Massachusetts Gun Law Results in Massive Uptick in Gun Sales

from Hot Air:

Normally when you see a change in a state’s gun laws it comes in the form of a new, hotly debated bill which is passed by the legislature and then perhaps signed by the governor. Not so in the Bay State, however, where the Attorney General recently widely expanded a ban on so called “assault rifles” with the stroke of a pen. And it’s got consumers flooding their local gun shops in response. (Boston Globe)

“Today is your LAST DAY to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in Massachusetts!” [Mass Firearms School] wrote in an e-mail blast to its customers. read more

With All the Restrictions – How was a DNC Staffer Gunned Down in D.C.

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Bloomingdale is a relatively anonymous neighborhood in Washington D.C. It is less than 2 two miles northwest of the capital. Few have ever heard of Bloomingdale – although if you are a “House of Cards” fan, the opening credits of the show feature shots of the D.C. neighborhood.

While it has undergone major rejuvenation, with more government staffers taking up residence, the neighborhood is still predominantly black – 59% according to the 2010 census.

One such D.C. staffer who resided in Bloomingdale was 27 year old Seth Conrad Rich. According to The Political Insider he worked as a “voter expansion data director” at the Democrat National Committee (DNC). Apparently he “worked on computer database to help voters identify and map their individual polling locations.”

Normally I would delve a little more deeply into what a “voter expansion data director” does, because if the DNC was his employer, you could bet what “voter expansion” might entail. But you may have noticed I used a lot of passed-tense words describing Mr. Rich.

This is because Seth is no longer with us. He was killed over the weekend in his own neighborhood of Bloomingdale. read more

Liberals May Take Advantage of a Tragic Gun Accident

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most have heard the saying regarding terrorism. We have to be right 100% of the time, yet the terrorists need only be right once.

It means that we on the receiving end of terrorism must be 100% effective in stopping all attacks before they happen. However, the terrorists may only have to slip through our dragnet once to wreak havoc on civilized society. So far, they have been moderately successful. I say moderately, because we have had good success thwarting many would-be attackers.

But every time they do make it through, or we drop the ball, the results are tragic and headline grabbing. This same set of scenarios can easily be transferable to gun owners.

Gun owners must conduct themselves with safety first 100% of the time. I’m not talking about lunatics who shoot up movie theaters and churches. They are crazy people – not responsible gun owners.

The press still attempts to tie them to the rest of us law abiding owners, but even for them, it’s a bit of a stretch.

Liberal media and anti-gun politicians are in a constant search for otherwise normal law-abiding citizens to screw up, so they may point to a lack of gun control. read more

Robo Burger Makers Coming to California

Robots that slice, grill, assemble and bag 400 burgers in one hour are set to invade California.

Momentum Machines unveiled its autonomous grill master in 2012 and recently announced it will be opening a robot-powered burger bar in San Francisco’s South of Market.

Although this machine can do the work of three humans, the startup is still hiring people to perform other tasks such as payroll and taking out the garbage.

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According to Momentum Machines job posting on Craigslists, the startup plans to open its restaurant at 680 Folsom street in San Francisco California.  The burgers will be fresh-ground and grilled to order

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