Narratives and Facts Often Don’t Mix

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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What took them so darn long? We’re rapidly approaching the two year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, yet we’re just now discovering some facts about the case that are kind of important. Facts that actually set the record straight. Pardon the pun.

For almost two years, Omar Mateen, the Pulse Nightclub shooter, was thought to be a reticent homosexual. A few of the patrons even swore they had seen him at the club, trolling for homosexual hook-ups, or whatever they’re called.

It was said he specifically picked this nightclub because of his repressed homosexual feelings. Even his ex-wife from several years ago, Sitora Yusufiy, said that she had noticed behavior that made her wonder if Omar was straight. Of course she didn’t say this, and probably never noticed it until the media began running with the narrative that Mateen was a closet homosexual. Once suggested to Yusufiy, her mind picked up, and ran with it. It’s like the old: “You know – now that you mention it – he was acting a little strange,” or something like that. It’s also why the practice of attorney’s “leading” witnesses is frowned upon. The power of suggestion can be very powerful indeed.

I mean – after all – it was a gay nightclub. What other motivation could there have been. read more

On the Anniversary of The Pulse Night Club Massacre

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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One year ago yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 people were slaughtered and another 53 injured.

Most, if not all, main stream websites acknowledged the anniversary. The interesting but predictable thing about virtually all these remembrances was that most did not actually mention the shooting. And only one, the New York Times, even mentioned that the shooter pledged his loyalty to ISIS.

The Times was doing a retrospective on one of the victims who survived, recounting the man’s injuries, so they had to recap the incident. They did get the closest of any to telling the whole story. “…Omar Mateen, motivated by the Islamic State, randomly riddled club-goers with bullets from an assault rifle and a pistol,” wrote the Times. Of course they also had to mention the guns, particularly the “assault” rifle.

Yet in none of these dozen or so anniversary reports was the word Islam or Muslim ever used. A few used IS and Islamic State in passing, but no more than that. read more

Useless Gun Laws Would Do Nothing to Stop Terrorism But They Move the Gun-Grab Ball Forward

by: the Common Constitutionalist

From the aftermath of the Orlando massacre come the expected cries for stricter gun control. But would we expect anything less from leftists whose credo is “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste?”

And isn’t that what it’s really all about – moving the ball ever-forward – building that framework – brick by brick, law by law, regulation by regulation, lie after lie, until the framework is complete and there is nothing remaining but to confiscate our guns. Don’t ever be fooled into thinking this is not what they want – so embarrassed are they of our backwards country and so envious are they of the more advanced progressive nations in Europe and even Australia.

One of the most prominent gun-grabbers is California Senator Diane Feinstein. Call me cynical, but I believe the gun control measures which are just now coming to light have been written long ago and simply stored in some file somewhere just waiting for a “Good Crisis” to appear. One such is the legislation Feinstein is seeking  that would “place an outright ban on firearm purchases for those who appear on a federal terror watch list that includes those who are not permitted to fly.”

Of course to advance her silliness, she knows she’ll need Republican assistance, so she approached Texas Senator John Cornyn. He has already proposed his version of “common sense” gun legislation, which will “place a 72-hour delay on gun purchases for people on the terror watch list, and it would require federal officials to prove in court that the person should not be allowed to buy guns.” read more

The Obama Cartel Involved in Human Trafficking

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In 2014, FedEx faced drug-trafficking charges after a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted it for conspiring to deliver prescription drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies.

“The indictment says FedEx knew for a decade that such pharmacies used their services…”

They apparently ignored nearly a decade of warnings from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Food and Drug Administration and members of Congress… “FedEx knew that it was delivering drugs to dealers and addicts,” the Justice Department said in a press release.

Fast forward to today. After two years, FedEx and our government are headed to federal court. I personally think this is a shakedown, similar to the 2013 case involving UPS. They avoided a court fight, choosing instead to settle, paying the feds some $40 million.

Some however, would say that our government is trying to help us, by cracking down on the evil drug trade – and that’s a good thing, right?

But what about human trafficking? Seems to me this is worse than even drugs. Cartels based in Mexico shuttle illegals into America under the radar and drop them off in various places across the country.

One would think the Obama administration would be more concerned with this epidemic than FedEx and some internet pharmacies. Well, they might, if our government wasn’t the cartel. read more