WND Exclusive – MR. PRESIDENT, DISREGARD JUDGE’S OIL-DRILLING RULING

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The radical environmental lobby recently got a shot in the arm by means of a judge’s ruling.

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason, an Obama appointee, slapped down President Trump’s move to open up the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic, north of the Bering Strait, as well as other places, in the Atlantic, for oil and gas drilling.

CNBC wrote, “The judge ruled that Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed Obama-era restrictions on offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.”

Well, not to mince words or anything, but it sounds like CNBC wrote this to imply to its readers that these Obama-era restrictions were actual laws passed by Congress. read more

MoveOn Protests to Demand Release of Unredacted Grand Jury Data

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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If you wish to know what the radical left is really up to, there’s no need to wonder. All one has to do is sign up for the MoveOn.org news-feed to be sent to the email address of your choosing.

For example, yesterday came an email alert of utmost importance. Of course every “alert” MoveOn sends is of the utmost importance.

In part it read:

“Dear MoveOn member,

Last night, Donald Trump’s hand-picked attorney general, William Barr, missed the deadline set by Congress to release the full Mueller report.

That’s why tomorrow, Thursday, April 4—at nearly 300 events around the country—the Nobody Is Above the Law coalition is joining together to demand that Barr immediately release the full report and supporting evidence.”

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There is Tension in the Air over the Release of the Mueller Report

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Oh the Muller Report! When will it be released to the public? Will it be released to the public? As of about 5:00 PM yesterday, the much anticipated report was in the hands of Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department.

There hasn’t been this much buzz about a release of anything since the reintroduction of the Star Wars franchise.

But unlike Star Wars, which I love, the Mueller Report, at a total cost estimated to be north of $25 million, is going to be a total nothing burger. Nothing that was set out to be proven will even come close. That is, of course, Trump and Russia collusion.

And those who are touting it most are going to be the most disappointed.

Most have marveled at how tightly the Mueller team has kept this well-guarded report. In a town like D.C., that can’t keep a secret to save their lives, it is rather astounding that there have been few, if any, leaks. read more

Trump Says to End All Government Electric Subsidies

from IBD:

Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says subsidies for electric cars and other renewable energy programs might soon be eliminated. That would be a major victory on the road to energy freedom.

National Economic Council chief Kudlow, a well-known free marketeer and supply-sider, said subsidies might disappear as soon as 2020 — interestingly, the next presidential election year. The decision comes after General Motors — the beneficiary of $2,500-$7,000 tax credits for those who buy GM’s plug-in cars, not to mention two separate corporate tax cuts — decided to close five North American plants, leaving 14,700 workers without jobs. The move infuriated Trump.

“As a matter of our policy, we want to end all of those subsidies,” Kudlow said. “And by the way, other subsidies that were imposed during the Obama administration, we are ending, whether it’s for renewables and so forth.” read more

Like John McCain – Jeff Flake’s Hatred for Trump Clouds his Judgment

Hatred and want for revenge may feel good at the time, but they are bereft of any reason and logic. And despite conventional wisdom, they are poor motivators. Yet still, these too irrational emotions continue to be the catalyst for a lot of what goes on in Washington. And RINO Senator Jeff Flake just proved it once again. His hatred for the president has allowed another week’s destruction of a good man and unfortunate family.

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Ivanka Unfairly Attacked by Leftists

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Let me state at the outset. I’m not a fan of Ivanka Trump. At least not politically. She certainly appears to be a good person, a good wife and a wonderful and caring mother.

Her political/social views are another thing all together. Ivanka is no conservative. She is liberal on immigration and climate change. She is for paid family leave, special rights for the LGBTQ – Ei-Ei-O crowd, and supports universal pre-k. That’s just some of her stances, but it’s enough for me to take a pass.

However, I find myself coming to her defense as she is once again personally attacked by the vile hellions of the left.

And what was her crime this time? Well, she had the nerve to post an Instagram photo of her lovingly holding her youngest son Theodore. Oh the horror. But how could such a sweet and simple photo trigger the left?

That’s easy. Her last name is Trump. That and the left had such high hopes that the more liberal Ivanka and her husband Jared would be able to influence the president when it came to policy issues. They’ve been demonstrably disappointed.

So they’ve taken to attacking her personally for her father’s political positions. read more

Podcast – Increasing Racial Tensions and Nancy Pelosi’s Gift

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Racial tensions in America seem to be getting worse over the years – not better. And we’re struggling for a reason as to why it is.

And no where does it appear more prevalent than the recent rash of traffic stops by white police officers and persons of color.

Many believe that the reason is simply race-baiting, but I beg to differ. Instead I believe the problem is similar to that of the Palestinians, who have grown up being taught and brainwashed to hate and fear the Jews.

I also discuss Nancy Pelosi – the gift to Republicans that keeps on giving. Her insanity and Trump derangement syndrome has reached what may be a pinnacle as she comes to the defense of the evil street gang – MS-13. read more

What Happened to Sean “Penny Plan” Hannity

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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This upsets me, but if we are to remain true to conservative ideals, we must be prepared to call those who appear to have abandoned them.

In early July, 2011, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy (cool name), better known as Connie Mack IV, introduced a government spending plan called the Mack Penny Plan.

Mack served in Congress from 2004-2013.

More precisely, Mack Penny was a plan to cut government spending. Unlike virtually all things in government, his plan was quite simple. For every dollar of proposed spending, the plan would take away one penny of spending. So instead of the government spending that dollar, they would receive 99 cents to spend. See – simple.

In August of that year, FreedomWorks wrote that, “The Penny Plan would require Congress to cut just one penny out of each dollar it spends every year for six years. These gradual cuts over the next six years will balance the federal budget.”

If it were enacted it would have, “capped Overall Spending at 18 Percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Starting in Fiscal Year 2018, Reduce Overall Federal Spending by $7.5 trillion over the Next Ten Years, Would Balance the Federal Budget by 2019 and End Washington’s Unprecedented Spending Spree.” read more

Video Podcast – White House Immigration Framework is a Colossal Joke

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

What can be said about the White House Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security. The only word I can think of is that it’s a travesty.

The framework is shaping up to be just another big government boondoggle devoid of conservative substance and replete with liberal giveaways.

The Framework, with its coddling of illegal aliens and reward of citizenship is, or should be, a personal affront to any American citizen, and especially to every legal immigrant. Most who spent years of time and much money to do it the right way.

I’m praying that I wake soon and realize this has all been a bad dream, because as it stands, it is merely a bad joke. read more

The Shutdown that Never Was

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Well, that was quick. The government shutdown (that isn’t a shutdown) came and went like the month of March. In like a Lion and

out like a lamb. All the hand wringing, finger pointing and bloviating on both sides – and for what? The dreaded and overhyped shutdown lasted less time than did the recent MLK long weekend shutdown. Pathetic.

Yet once again, all they did was kick the can down the road a yard or two, until February 8th. This theatric performance by both parties shows that the entire weekend row was nothing but politics and one-upmanship – symbolism over substance on both sides.

Neither the republicans nor the dems want a shutdown – ever. Truth be told, both parties, save for a scant few true conservatives, want to be able to spend as much as they wish with no restraints. It’s why government grows each and every year and why politicians think government exists. And why the budget never gets any smaller.

The only difference is the projects on which the two wish to overspend, which is why they all take elections so seriously. Elections real boil down to who controls that massive pile of federal money. read more