The Only Thing Renewable About Solar Energy is Failure

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We all remember Solyndra, the solar panel manufacturer that in May 2010 Obama heralded as “leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” It was the poster child of his new “Green Energy” movement in America. As part of his slush fund dressed up as a stimulus package, he granted Solyndra over $500 million in loan guarantees, which they gobbled up and in return handed the taxpayer a crap sandwich.

A little over a year later, on August 31, 2011, Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, costing us taxpayers a mere $535 million. The problem though is much worse and much more widespread than just the well-publicized Solyndra debacle.

Only 3-1/2 years into Obama’s presidency, some 34 solar companies had already gone broke, laid off their workforces or were on the verge of bankruptcy. All took government – I mean our money and in all cases we lost virtually every dollar. Companies went belly up owing from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions. Do not take investment advice from Obama!

By the end of December 2014, between the U.S. and Europe, the number totaled 112. But despite all the federal, state and local subsidies tax credits and mandates, domestic manufacturers still could not make it. So that same year the “Solar Lobby,” as if they need one, got Obama to slap hefty tariffs on Chinese solar equipment manufacturers of anywhere between 26 and 42%. This obviously made the more expensive American equipment instantly more attractive. read more

Freed Up Iranian Cash Going To Fund Terror

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Ever wonder what has become of the $150 billion of Iranian assets that Barack Obama and John Kerry freed up on our behalf? Did Obama or Kerry ever bother to ask – Gee Ayatollah, what do you plan to do with all that extra cash?

Will it go to education or maybe healthcare? Perhaps they intend to use it for roads and bridges or help the less fortunate, both at home and in other much needier nations.

I don’t know about the former, but as it turns out the Iranian Regime does intend on helping the less fortunate. Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fateh Ali announced, “that the world’s foremost terrorist state will be giving $7,000 to the families of ‘martyrs of the intifada in occupied Jerusalem,’ plus another ‘$30,000 to every family whose home the occupation has demolished for the participation of one of its sons.’”

It’s like the Iranian Regime just won the lottery – the largest jackpot in the history of the world and their spreading it around. I wonder if they opted for payments over 20 years or simply took the lump sum? read more

Football Fans Don’t Like Cam Newton Because He Is Black

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The main stream media seems to agree that Cam Newton, Quarterback of the Superbowl bound Carolina Panthers, “has plenty of detractors outside the Carolinas. In fact, he might be more criticized than any other player in today’s NFL.” Cam Newton appears to concur with this assessment.

Now I don’t know about that. There are plenty of other players and teams who are pretty harshly criticized on a regular basis. Defensive players, particularly the Safety position, get chastised by fans and the media for being dirty players – like Brandon Meriweather and T J Ward. Then there are quarterbacks like Brian Hoyer of the Houston Texans and especially Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals – nicknamed the Red Rifle, whom JJ Watt coined as the Red BB Gun. No criticism has been spared of those guys.

But Cam Newton is different. He’s a “Black” Quarterback and blacks aren’t supposed to play Quarterback, don’t ya know – being that blacks aren’t intelligent enough. This is at least what I’ve heard. Not from fans like you and me, but the media. Oh they don’t say it – they just imply that this is what the general public is thinking. read more

Obama’s Energy Pie In The Sky Is A Lie

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What Obama State of the Union show would be complete (complete disaster that is) without a diatribe on Climate Change and further ruination of the coal and oil industries with his call  to “accelerate the transition away from dirty energy.” However climate weenies lamented that, “there was no laundry list of bold programs and budding proposals this time.” That is a shame.

“It’s time to not only reform our fossil fuel leasing program, we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, in a statement. Translation: the federal government must confiscate more and more land and place it off limits to any kind of exploration. Great idea! That will solve our energy needs moving forward.

“In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. On rooftops from Arizona to New York, solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills, and employs more Americans than coal…Meanwhile, we’ve cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly sixty percent, and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth,” Obama exclaimed. read more

Obama’s Refugee Guest Is Safe – So They All Must Be

by: the Common Constitutionalist

USA Today wrote on Sunday that “President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.” Is the refugee going to be seated next to the empty “Gun Violence” chair?

Anyway – it’s hardly a dramatic step. As I reminded people on Monday , Obama had an illegal immigrant child sitting with Michelle during last year’s dog and pony show. So this is just the guilt-trip du jour.

And this invited refugee is hardly emblematic or remotely representative of the others he wants to bring here. The invitee is a 55 year old scientist from Syria who’s been living in Detroit for the past month. He claims “his family home was destroyed by a bomb, killing his wife, daughter and five other relatives.” Was it one he made? Sorry – I couldn’t resist.

I guess he is now all alone.

So I found it odd when the refugee scientist Refaai Hamo said, “I was thrilled when I heard that President Barack Obama is welcoming us into the United States.” Us? Who’s us? I thought his family was killed? The report neglected to explain this apparent disparity. They also neglect to reveal what kind of scientist he is. read more

Obama to Illegals – Round Them Up – Send Them Home

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Obama administration actually wants us to believe that the “Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the start of last year, according to people familiar with the operation.”

Really – a series of raids? May I take you back to November of 1999? A five year old Cuban boy was found a drift on an inner tube off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He and 12 others had escaped the communist oppression of Cuba, to come to America to live with relatives. Everyone but the young lad was killed on the journey, including his mother. His father was left behind.

His name, as some may recall, was (is) Elian Gonzalez. To make a long story short – the commie father wanted his son back. Florida ruled that the relatives should be able to keep him in Miami, but the U.N. and the Clinton administration didn’t agree. The feds asserted their jack-booted authority over the State and on April 22, 2000, in a pre-dawn raid, U.S. federal agents, under the authority of Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno, stormed the uncle’s house, Lazaro Gonzalez, in Miami – guns a-blazing and forcibly seized Elian Gonzalez from the home.

Witnesses say it was utterly terrifying, as agents pointed their weapons at everyone, including the five year old. It was a media frenzy and the lead story literally everywhere. And this was just one incident, over one kid the Clinton administration did not want to be here. But we are expecting to believe that Obama will dare utilize similar tactics to round up hundreds of families, including little children – which he invited? Fat chance of that! read more

Obama’s Crazy Policies – Its All Heredity

by: the Common Constitutionalist

There has been much debate as to why Obama is insisting upon allowing Muslims to flood our country, while he seems bent on excluding Christians. At the same time is the continued bewilderment as to why Obama has cozied up to Iran – a country who has openly pledged to destroy us. Actually, now that I further consider it, there isn’t much debate, because no one knows why the president does what he does.

None of this has ever made any sense to the average citizen. It needs to be explained. I believe it is a combination of two reasons and they come directly from his heritage, going back to his Grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, who was born in Kenya around 1895. I say around 1895 because no one really knows.

In 1920 Onyango Obama’s Kenya was colonized and became British Kenya or the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Many Kenyans, Obama included, were not thrilled by the colonization or living under British rule.

He began to become a politically active anti-colonialist for the Kenyan Independence movement. In 1949 he was captured and jailed by the Brits, and for 6 months or so, was apparently beaten regularly. He developed a deep seeded hatred for the Brits, as well as any colonialist power. This hatred was passed to his son Barack Obama Sr. and then to his son, our president. This anti-colonial hatred is still with our president today. Recall one of his first acts as president was to remove the bust of Winston Churchill from the White House and return it to England. Many wondered why he would do such a thing. read more

Don’t Be Intimidated Into Silence

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This morning Glenn Beck said his security analyst and former CIA officer Buck Sexton at the Blaze confirmed that Homeland Security held the official release of San Bernardino radical Syed Farook’s name for several hours to give enough time for the terrorist’s family along with Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR to hold a press conference.

I published Farook’s name around 8:30 PM on the night of the shooting – although I had it backwards and spelled slightly different. At the time I called him Farooq Saeed, but that’s to be expected considering how rapidly reports were coming out at the time.

But just imagine our government doing something like this for any other religion. Imagine some radicalized Baptist shooting up a government facility and our president instructing authorities not to release the name until the Westboro Baptists had readied a prepared public statement. The press would go insane with rage, as well they should.

We must be well aware by now, our president has a certain kinship toward Muslims, radical or not. Let me reiterate. Obama is not a Muslim. As Ted Cruz said just 2 days ago: “Obama is an unmitigated socialist who won’t stand up and defend the United States of America.”

Here, here! But being a socialist still doesn’t explain why he seemingly won’t defend America, or why he has an evident tolerance of and kinship toward Islam. This can only be explained by his fervent anti-colonialism. He, like many Muslims, still and will always resent the white western Europeans’ colonization of the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. He is the living embodiment of his anti-colonialist father and others like Reverend Wright. read more

But We Are At War With Mexico

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Any reasonable person would have recently joined in a collective belly laugh of irony at the cojones Obama appears to have when dealing with what he must think is a lesser nation like Turkey. This administration making demands of Turkey to close its border with Syria has to be one the most absurd utterances made by them yet, and that’s saying something.

Yet insist they did. “The game has changed. Enough is enough. The border needs to be sealed,” an Obama administration official said. The Obamites estimate “that about 30,000 troops are needed to block ISIS movements.”

To this, a Turkish official pointed out the pot-calling-the-kettle-black irony we are already aware of – that the U.S. can’t (won’t) close its own border, yet they lecture the Turks. In response, a U.S. official said, “If we were at war with Mexico, we’d close that border.”

Yesterday, on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson reiterated the point that, “For us to sit there and proclaim sanctimoniously that you should close your border while we haven’t done that to protect the American people seems to me the height of hypocrisy.”

But, in a manner of speaking, we are at war with Mexico – it’s a drug/gang war, and we’re losing. Because of our porous southern border, countless thousands of Mexican gang members have flooded into America, ferrying billions of dollars worth of drugs, countless acts of violence and the Mexican government has done little or nothing to stop it. In my opinion they are complicit.

And for a fee, they are more than happy to bring in any jihadist to the party who can pay the fare. read more

Podcast – The Kickoff of the Jihad Olympics – Is Obama House Hunting in DC

In this episode, I discuss the two recent terror attacks by ISIS and al-Qaeda in Paris and Mali respectively. Yes, it’s the Jihad Olympics and the two major competitors are the aforementioned ISIS and a resurging al-Qaeda, both vying for the Gold Medal. A Gold Medal performance will be determined by the severity of attacks on the United States – Silver for Europe and other Western nations and Bronze for less significant targets. This competition between the two terror groups may get ugly and that’s bad news for the rest of us.

And, are the Obamas house hunting in Washington D.C. yet? While most presidents happily sail off into the sunset to lead lives of relative anonymity, this president will remain in D.C. to agitate against the next Executive. It’s what he was trained to do and neither he, nor the media will sit by quietly and let his successor undo any of his disastrous policies or Executive Orders. read more