Video Podcast – Refusing Service – American Idol – Rosenstein – The View

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Midwest Wine & Spirits in Oklahoma City has posted a new sign in their front window announcing that all customers must pull up their pants.

Former American Idol singer Jax was treated to a rather crude and insulting tweet, all for agreeing to sing at the White House 4th of July bash.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was bewitched by wizard Donald Trump into writing the letter firing James Comey.

Republican strategist embraces and fawns over “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on The View. read more

Video Podcast – Censorship, Gun Control and Red Flag Laws

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

A California man has been banned from Twitter after creating a video of himself shooting an effigy of Parkland student David Hogg for target practice. And he then wonders why Twitter pulled down the video.

Twitter had every right to yank what he calls “performance” art. But no one has the right to confiscate his weapons. He’s not a danger to society – he’s just a dope, looking for his 15 minutes of fame.

Yet this is what these new State Red Flag Laws seek to do. They begin as law for the “good of society,” but in time will further erode our natural right to keep and bear arms, as the State seeks to expand the law beyond its original intent. read more

Video Podcast – Feelin the Republican Bern – Leftists took to Twitter

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Recently, a camera wielding interviewer took to the streets of New York City. There he founds liberals who were actually quite enamored with the new Republican Tax law.

How could this be you may ask? Easy – the roving conservative reporter presented the Republican plan as one authored by their hero Bernie Sanders. These leftists agreed with practically every proposal within the plan, when they thought it originated with Bernie.

Some radical leftists took to Twitter a few days ago to lament not just the Republican tax plan, but Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise’s help in passing it.

Recall that Scalise was the unfortunate soul gunned down by another unhinged Bernie supporter during a Congressional baseball earlier this year.

They tweeted that the shooter should have finished the job. read more

Valarie Plame Wants to Delete Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Did you hear? Valerie Plame-Wilson wants to purchase Twitter for the sole purpose of putting a stop to President Trump’s tweeting. She even set up a GoFundMe page  for fellow leftists to help her in the purchase. Last I checked Valerie had raised almost $14,000 of the $1 billion she desires for the purchase.

Assuming she gets any where close to the billion, it’s still a tad shy of what those in-the-know think it’s is worth. Last September Forbes estimated  Twitter to have a “market valuation of $15.7 billion.” That is considerably higher than today’s market cap of $12.33 billion, but still a far cry from her fundraising goal.

On the GoFundMe page, Plame-Wilson writes that, “Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.”

This was her response to Trump’s tweet from August 11th, where he warned, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path.” read more

Podcast – 1-2-3-4 – I Declare a Twitter War

The Trump team is engaged in a Twitter war with members of the House Freedom Caucus. The President and his team are not taking kindly to the loss regarding RyanCare and have begun a war of words with Rep. Justin Amash of the Freedom Caucus.

This, in my opinion, is an ill-advised move on both sides.

I discuss the ins and outs of the so-called war and how counterproductive it is for both sides. read more

Another Hollywood Nimrod Shows His True Colors

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Most people don’t the name Patton Oswalt – or maybe most people do and it’s just me.

Turns out he’s an actor, voice-over actor and comedian. He’s one of those actors whose face is easily recognizable, but unlike a-listers, the name rarely gets paired with the face. The old – “I know that guy, but don’t know his name.” He has been in many films, in TV shows such as King of Queens and was the voice of Remy, the rat in hit cartoon movie Ratatouille, which grossed well north of a half a billion dollars. My boys and I love that movie, but I now may love it a bit less.

In another example of Twitter is mostly for the stupid, Mr. Oswalt took to it to express his callous and ignorance after the Ft Lauderdale Airport shootings.

Oswalt tweet: “Hoping the #FortLauderdale shooter is a Trump supporter AND a Muslim so we can all focus on gun control & access to mental health care.” read more

Podcast – Black Lives Matter is Angry – Black Panthers Want Their Own Nation – This is Why France is Getting Hit

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are mad that the horrific terror attack in Nice France is taking the spotlight away from their pet cause. Yes, they have the nerve to claim the Nice attack was deflect attention away from the plight of black Americans and instead mourn whites.

The People’s New Black Panther Party wants its own nation. Unfortunately the nation they desire to form just happens to already be 5 of our Southern States here in America. But no matter – they have a plan.

Why was France hit by Islamic terrorism once again? It seems this country is becoming a number one target for the Islamic State and many are wondering why. Is there a reason why ISIS is concentrating on the French. Well, yes there are several reasons. Listen and find out.

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Is Just Being a Normal American Not Enough Anymore?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few years ago an article was posted entitled, “The Problem With Average Not Being Good Enough.”

The author, Brianna Wiest, attempted to explain the current human condition of many young people. Although she never explicitly stated it regarded young adults, I surmised it must be so being that she spoke of college and other concerns that millennials and generation whatever follows appear to have.

The article was a bit confusing at times but the gist was that unapologetically being yourself and not particularly special is not a bad thing. In other words (I think) one does not have to bow to social pressure or strive to be exceptional just to be noticed – that being “average” is not so bad.

While I disagreed with a lot of her “average is good enough,” assuming I understood the new age speak, her premise, whether she knows it or not, is quite prescient, but not in the way she thinks. read more

Setting the Record Straight on the Carson/Cruz Dust Up

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On Wednesday I was a little hard on the Cruz campaign. In fact I did something I accused his campaign of doing – not fully checking the background of a story before putting it out there.

I’m speaking of the Iowa Caucus and the ensuing firestorm caused by the spread of a rumor that Dr. Carson was hanging it up after Iowa. The Donald is so upset over losing to Ted Cruz that he wants a mulligan – a do-over, like what you get when you’re five. He’s now saying it’s not his fault he lost. What a child.

How does that even make any sense, other than to assume that every voter who baled on Carson went directly to Cruz, bypassing both Trump and Rubio? And has anyone seen any statistics of Caucus-goers abandoning Carson in droves? I haven’t. It defies logic – but then most of what Trump has been doing lately defies logic.

If you happen to be a WWE or UFC fan, the upcoming Saturday night Republican debate in New Hampshire is likely to look familiar. It’s going to be a bloodbath and everyone on the stage will be targeting Cruz because of this. He had better be well prepared with the facts and the timeline of events surrounding this Carson dropping out rumor. He will pay a price if he’s not fully prepared. I have confidence he will be, but it will likely not matter to the other candidates, or the so-called moderators. We’ll just see if they keep a handle on things or stoke the fires of discontent, which is more likely, being that everyone except the voters hate Cruz and would love to take him out. read more

Rethinking My Position On Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The federal government has over 4.3 million full time employees. We’re number 1! Yes, our government is by far the largest non-communist (not yet) employer on the planet. Heck, our Department of Defense alone has a workforce of about 3.2 million, which far outpaces even the gigantic Chinese military which boasts about 2.3 million.

Well that’s great – we need a strong military. Yes we do, until you discover of that 3.2 million, less than 1.4 million are actually uniformed military personnel. The rest are civilian.

Any way you slice it 4.3 million employees is a lot. I’m a huge advocate of cutting the size of government, so even if one was to trim say 25%, 1,075,000 people, off the workforce, that’s a win, in my opinion. But why 25%? How or why did I come up with that figure?

I didn’t. According to a new survey of federal government employees, conducted by the Government Business Council, the research division of the Government Executive Media Group, “about 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely consider leaving federal service under President Trump, while an additional 11 percent said they might.” This adds up to 25%, with 67% saying the still wouldn’t leave and 8% saying they didn’t know. read more