Video of Speech Where President Obama Explained Why He Doesn’t Have the Authority to Do What He is Doing Tomorrow

Blast from the past…President Obama explains to a heckler demanding that he do something about the deportation of illegal immigrants that he doesn’t have the authority to do anything about it. We are a nation of laws, and he has to work together with Congress to make changes.

My, it seems that something has changed.

Emperor Obama Will “Go It Alone” With Executive Orders on Immigration — Millions of Legal Illegal Aliens?

Well, one thing you have to give President Barack Obama credit for.  He follows through on his threats.  He has long indicated that he would happily take executive action if Congress didn’t pull through with a comprehensive immigration reform package, and he didn’t let America voting the Republican Party back in control of both houses of Congress slow him down any.  Despite repeated warnings that this will only further an already near-terminal divide between the parties, Obama announced that he will reveal executive actions on immigration in an address to the nation on Thursday night.

Don't tread on me.
Don’t tread on me.

Like most things in government, the actions proposed don’t seem to have much purpose toward fixing anything.  Millions of current illegal aliens will suddenly have no fear of any repercussions for their illegal entry and living in the country.  What economic and sociological impacts this will have are uncertain, but there are few out there that see it as a positive.  The only things it’s sure to do are piss off the Republicans, make a lot of people that became Americans the right way mad, heavily encourage more people to sneak into America, and last but not least, take a steaming dump on the rule of law America and how whenyourekingthe system of checks and balances was supposed to work.  Actually, this may be Obama’s coming out party.  Emperor Obama, as he has been called by some Republican politicians, might be making his first moves that show his plans for what should have been a lame duck two years.  King Obama doesn’t look to be going down quietly, and you can bet many in conspiracy circles will be wondering if this isn’t the beginning of the long-held theory that Obama would somehow introduce another term for himself or better yet, declare himself dictator of America.  Remember, this is the same guy that said that for him to do exactly what he is doing on immigration was illegal.

Is any of that terribly likely?  Probably not.  What Obama is really doing is an old Democratic standby.  Buying votes.  All of those illegal aliens that are about to wake up American citizens through no fault of their own are definitely going to feel pretty endeared to the Democratic Party.

So Bill Cosby Raped the Whole Town — Why Can You Not Watch Reruns of His Shows on TV Land

Bill Cosby, now 77 years of age and planning a sweeping comeback to the comedy and television scene, was once everyone’s favorite TV dad with his hit sitcom in the 1980s that is forever etched into America’s collective vernacular.  Here in the last few months, Bill was trying to launch a pretty big comeback.  He had a new television sitcom in the works with his old pals at NBC, continued to schedule dozens of stand-up comedy performances around the nation, and even had a comedy special coming to Netflix.  Now, they won’t even show reruns of the Cosby Show on TVLand.  What the hell happened?

Come on guys.  It's not like he raped anyone on the show.
Come on guys. It’s not like he raped anyone on the show.

Well, multiple women have come forward saying that the beloved comedian is actually a rapist.  In fact, the allegations seem to indicate a troubling pattern of behavior resulting in several sexual assaults over the years.  Now, mind you, all of these allegations are decades in the past, and Bill Cosby has never at any time been charged with a crime in any of these instances.  Despite that, NBC cancelled its plans to produce a new show with Cosby, Netflix cancelled his stand-up comedy special, and today, TVLand announced that they won’t even show reruns of his shows on their station.

So, in recap, a man that has never been convicted of anything has basically been shunned by three major companies in Hollywood over allegations that there are no actual facts to back up.

Having said all that, you can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some truth to these stories.  After all, there are multiple allegations, and investigators in previous cases have said in interviews that Cosby probably committed the crimes in question but there was never enough evidence to push forward with criminal action.  Cosby did settle at least one situation out of court, which could mean that these women are hoping that he might do the same today.  However, there is no threat of any of these allegations becoming a criminal issue, because not one of the accusers is alleging a crime that wouldn’t be decades past any statute of limitations.  The only punishment Cosby is receiving for these alleged crimes is in the pocketbook.

While it might make a little sense not to want to produce a stand-up comedy special with Cosby for next year for fear he might go on a new raping tirade between now and then, it’s hard for any reasonable person to see how anyone could be offended by seeing a rerun of the Cosby Show on TVLand.  Are we really to the point where we can’t even watch a wholesome family comedy sitcom from the 1980s because the main character might have committed a crime.  What difference does it make?

Which brings up an interesting point.  Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of controversial Florida State University was accused of rape by a woman last year.  He was not charged, although many believe there is more to the story than Jameis is saying.  Should ESPN and the major networks refuse to broadcast Florida State football games?  After all, we have an alleged rapist on the field.  There is no evidence to back up the claim, but if we can do it to Bill Cosby, why not Jameis Winston?  In any case, no one can cry that this is a racial issue, can they?

Schools in Ferguson, Missouri to Be Notified of Verdict Ahead of Time Because Children May Be in Danger

For those of you that have been following the insane events in Ferguson, Missouri for the last couple of months, it may seem that it can’t get a whole lot worse than it already has.  Well, it can, and many seem to think it will.

People in Ferguson, Missouri are arming themselves like crazy.  Gun retailers said sales were up as much as 300% as people await the grand jury verdict and anticipate a repeat of the violence and destruction that happened earlier in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown.  It seems that law-abiding, taxpaying residents of Ferguson aren’t just going to take this lying down this time.

The grand jury has long been expected to return a verdict on whether or not police officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime of any sort in the killing of Michael Brown around mid-November.  Now, the governor of Missouri has already proclaimed a state of emergency and put the National Guard on alert.  But even more disturbing is a new revelation that the schools are being notified in advance of the verdict so that they can make sure children get home safely before whatever is going to happen begins.

Yes, you read that right.

Common Sense Conspiracy wants to make a couple of points about this.

#1.  It doesn’t matter what the grand jury says, the people that want to riot will find a reason to do anyway.  If the grand jury does not elect to indict Wilson, they will riot.  If they do, they will riot.  They already have decided.  It makes no difference.  The reason is in #2.

#2.  People that think rioting, which involves hurting and damaging the property of other citizens that have nothing to do with the event they are upset about, is a productive way to address such a problem are animals.  And not like all humans are technically animals.  We mean it like it sounds.  If you would do something like that, you are no better than an animal.  If we have to worry about schoolchildren being safe going home from school because of what you might do, you are an animal.  It is not a racial issue.  If white people do these things, they are animals too.  Police that attack peaceful protesters are animals also.  Anyone that uses violence or rapes and pillages is an animal.  It’s that simple.

Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the “state of emergency.”  As most of you probably realize, state of emergencies are normally called for natural disasters.  To call one in a situation like this is highly unusual and has many people in conspiracy circles wondering what the reasoning behind it is.  On the surface, it seems legit enough.  There has to be a state of emergency declaration in order to activate the National Guard.  In some ways, the governor of Missouri simply got the ball rolling ahead of time.  On the other hand, a state of emergency also gives the police and National Guard quite a bit of latitude in how to handle their affairs.  Smells an awful lot like martial law, doesn’t it?  Could this be the ultimate goal here?

War on Christmas — Myth or Massive Conspiracy?

In keeping with the holiday season, we will take a break from the usual conspiracy theories and look at something that gets brought up at this time of year over and over again.  What is the supposed “War on Christmas?”  Does it really exist?  And if so, who is the active perpetrator of this war?

What Do You Mean “War on Christmas?”

There are plenty of people trying to capitalize on the idea of a war on Christmas.
There are plenty of people trying to capitalize on the idea of a war on Christmas.

The actual term “war on Christmas” has no specific origin.  Yes, popular conservative figures like Bill O’Reilly may claim to have coined the term (he even published a book with that as the title), but in fact, the phrase has been tossed around for decades.  What does it really mean?  Well, that is totally up to you, the individual.  Your viewpoints on a variety of issues will probably determine how you feel about the alleged “war on Christmas” and what it means to you.

For our first example, let’s take an atheist who is tired of Christianity and religion in general dictating too many things in our world.  To him or her, the term “war on Christmas” is typical religious nonsense.  They will find it laughable.  A deeply devout Christian probably believes the war is very much alive and raging on as we speak.  Some on the fence may view Christmas as so commercialized by now that it hardly matters.  As you can see, where you stand on these issues greatly shapes how you feel about this.  But which of these groups has the facts on their side?  Isn’t that the real question?

Once again, the problem with trying to factually debate an issue like this is the fact that there are little facts.  One thing we know for sure:  the Christmas holiday is a mad commercial success.  The all-important fourth quarter literally makes or breaks companies.  It is there to save a company in a slump, and it can be the final nail in the coffin if it doesn’t live up to expectations.  If there is a war on America’s most celebrated holiday, it has lost bitterly.  Even those atheists we discussed above probably exchange Christmas gifts with friends and family and go along with the holiday to some extent.  From this standpoint, it’s hard to see any way that a war like this is being successfully waged.

Myths Propagate Myths and People Believe What They Want to Believe

Another reason that the idea of a war on Christmas has become so prevalent in society today is that myths propagate myths.  What does that mean?  Okay, it’s a little confusing.  The premise here is that if you use proven myths as facts to support something, it only snowballs.  A great example is the now six-year-old legend of President Barack Obama and the First Family ending the tradition of the White House Christmas tree.

Whoops!  What do we have here?
Whoops! What do we have here?

Ever since President Obama took office, each year a message circulates through email and social media explaining that President Obama has decided there will be no Christmas tree at the White House any longer.  This is usually tied into the “War on Christmas” and the other even longer running mythical legend that President Obama is actually a closet Muslim that somehow ascended to the highest position in the land.  People eat this up.  They want to believe it, and they insist that it has to be true.  After all, everyone knows that President Obama is a Muslim, right?  The reality is that people believe what they want to believe.  People hear what they want to hear.  If it supports the position they have, then they usually jump onboard.  This is no different.  Mind you, a simple Google search for each of the years that the Obama family has occupied the White House will quickly reveal videos and photographs of the Christmas trees and the holiday theme that was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama for that year.  The story simply isn’t true.  It can be disproven with a few simple keyboard strokes.  Yet, every year, it is passed around and a whole new group of people take it as gospel.

What About a War on Christianity?

If you really want to get down to the meat of this issue, people that believe there is a war on Christmas actually probably mean something different.  The war on Christmas would more accurately be described as one battle in the war on Christianity.  Is there a wider war on the religion of Christianity in America?

Well, once again, the first thing to check is how Christianity is faring.  While every atheist in America will vehemently deny that the United States of America is a Christian nation, there still is an undeniable truth that the overwhelming majority of Americans identify as being a member of some form of the Christian religion.  To insist that Christianity is not a force to be reckoned with is lunacy.  Like it or not, Christianity continues to exert huge influences on politics and law in America, regardless of how many efforts there are to remove any references to it from places of government business.  Much like we found with Christmas, if there is a war on Christianity, it isn’t winning.

Winning alone doesn’t determine whether there is a war, however.  You can wage a war on something and lose, but a war is still a war.  Many Christians point to atheist movements as proof of their position.  It can be hard to argue with some of their points of view.  On a daily basis, atheist organizations file lawsuits over prayers in schools and such.  The lawsuits often succeed, because by the letter of the law they may be right.  Of course, reasonable people would find little reason to be offended because little Tommy says a prayer to himself in the school cafeteria before he scarfs down lunch, but some people can’t stand it in any way, shape or form.  Just like there are those Christians out there insisting that they are being horribly persecuted, there are an equal percentage of atheists pushing agendas like this that have little purpose but just to enrage the other side and claim some sort of “moral” victory.  Meanwhile, the real loser is the American public, whose taxpayer dollars have to facilitate these gargantuan wastes of time in the court system.

So, what is our conclusion here?  Is there a war on Christianity?  Well, it’s probably not a war.  More like a few people out there trying to start a war, but finding an American public that is largely indifferent.

The Real War on Christmas

After all of that analysis, we are just going to come out and say it.  There is a war on Christmas.  It is raging right now.  It is raging out of control.  And it is winning.  Say what?

The holiday of Christmas used to mean something different in America than it does today.  Yes, the religious implications are obvious.  That’s not really what we are talking about.  What we mean is that America used to look at Christmas as a holiday for everyone to enjoy a break from hard work, some well-deserved family time, and just try to show a little goodwill for your fellow man.  In this day and age, Christmas is different.  The holiday season officially kicks off with Black Friday, where people tackle each other to get the best deals in retail establishments that already ruin Thanksgiving by opening their doors halfway through what should be a family dinner.  The same people that used to keep stores closed on Sundays for the sanctity of family now can’t even stay closed one day.  People don’t spend time with their loved ones talking about things that matter; they talk about the Black Friday ad breaking at six o’clock and then leave before grandma’s apple pie is through warming up.

It kind of makes sense though.  It is a small look at our overall society.  Family life has changed.  People don’t sit down at the dinner table like they did in decades past.  It’s a world that runs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  More people have jobs where they are working overnight swing shifts.  More and more parents hardly ever see their children.  The effects on society are obvious and moving.  Still, thanks to the real war on Christmas, we can’t even let all of that be suspended for one twenty-four hour period.  The march of capitalism and commercialization does not stop for holidays.  The almighty dollar doesn’t have time for Christmas or Thanksgiving.  This is the true war on Christmas.  This is not a myth.  This is happening, and chances are, you already knew about it, whether or not you chose to admit it to yourself.

So, what can you do?  Do you want to fight back?  That’s the beautiful thing here.  This is not about religious people versus atheists.  This is not about conservatives versus liberals.  It’s not black or white, boys or girls.  It’s a war that is being waged on every single one of us in America, and it is a golden opportunity for us all to fight together as one for one thing.  Can’t we all at least agree that Christmas, whatever it might mean to you deep down, is a tradition worth saving?  Can’t we all agree that at least a few hours of family time a year should be protected from the greed of the retail industry?  Can’t we all agree that a 24/7 society doesn’t have to be 365 too?

The war on Christmas is real, but the truth is that it is really a war on you.  The question is what are we going to do about it?

Jeb Bush for President in 2016 — If It Pans Out, It is the Ultimate Proof of a Conspiracy

It’s hard to believe that we are even having this conversation. George W. Bush will go down in the history books as one of the most infamous presidents of all time. While it may be notable that his successor Barack Obama’s name will probably be right beside his in said history book, it still would seem like the legacy of George W. Bush had ruined the Bush name in politics for many, many years if not forever. And yet, we are hearing the slow, steady beating of the drum for Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, to run for President of the United States in 2016.

Really?  This is the best we can do, America?  Haven't we seen this movie before?
Really? This is the best we can do, America? Haven’t we seen this movie before?

First things first, let’s take a step back and look at the facts. Jeb Bush is not George W. Bush, and while he no doubt supported his brother, it doesn’t make him responsible for what his brother did while he was in office. Technically, there’s no reason Jeb Bush should be blackballed in American politics. By most accounts, he was a pretty decent governor of Florida, and he is coming along at a time when the Republican Party seems to be on an upswing. He is also known for sharing some ground with Democrats, especially in areas like immigration. In some ways, he might be the best candidate. Throwing facts out the window, however, his last name is Bush, and one would think that this alone would be enough to give him zero chance at a bid in 2016. And yet some political pundits already believe that not only could he throw his name in the hat, but he might just be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. And this is the mainstream media. This is CNN and Fox News beating the same drum, whether members of either political party want to admit it or not. This is a movement we are watching. The government-sanctioned mainstream media is slowly but surely convincing the American public that Jeb Bush for President is not as crazy as it seems at first glance.
Wait a minute, you say! I thought the mainstream media was all pro-Obama. No, the mainstream media is pro whatever the Big Brother government tells it to be. Many sheep in America believe that the political parties are duking it out, but what they are actually doing is colluding together to steer America in a particular direction. Depending on what party is in office, they pursue different agendas. The overall agenda remains the same. To preserve the division of the American people, they conduct their business in line with what party is currently in power. For example, when Bush and the Republicans ruled the roost, we saw massive wars. They wouldn’t have tried this during a Democrat’s reign. Why? Because American Democrats believe that “their” President wouldn’t do that. American Republicans believe “their” President is aggressive on national defense. They move their agenda forward in keeping with what people have been trained to believe. This keeps the herd intact and makes sure that Americans never realize that they are just a herd. If Americans became politically self-aware, it would be the biggest disaster for the American government and the New World Order imaginable. A divided republic is easy to control. No one will ever get anywhere with two people grabbing the steering wheel.
If Jeb Bush successfully runs for President and wins, it will be the smoking gun for every conspiracy theory out there involving how our leaders are selected and whether or not elite families control our nation. There are tons of conspiracy theories about the Clinton and Bush families and the amazing political success they have amassed between each other. Barack Obama seemed to be a bump in the road between the Clinton-Bush dictatorship. In a way, we could see the ultimate affirmation of this theory. We could actually see Hillary Clinton vying for the presidency against Jeb Bush, with America seeing the return of the Clinton-Bush lineage regardless of who wins. Ironically, neither should even be considered. The Benghazi mess should have ruined Hillary, but no one thinks it damaged her at all. The family name should ruin Jeb, and yet no one thinks he is damaged goods at all. The media would love to sell us that epic political rumble. Clinton versus Bush. Again. Once more with feeling. What it should mean to every American is that whether you believe your vote really counts or not, at least the people you are voting for appears to be very much fixed. Voting for Clinton or Bush is voting for the same thing. Make no mistake. Yes, what agenda goes forward may depend on which one gets into office, but those items on the agenda are just a long list that will go through sooner or later. And Barack Obama’s “breath of fresh air” did little to stop this one-way train.

Saratoga, New York Sheriff’s Deputy Slaps Civilian, Takes Keys, and Threatens to Rip His F—ing Head Off — All Because He Didn’t Agree to Have His Car Searched Illegally

The cops don’t play in Saratoga County, New York, especially if you insist that you have rights as an American citizen. They really hate that. Never mind that this is a fundamental reason behind why they exist… but so is the government, so that theory has long gone out the window. In any case, this civil servant showed his true colors in this video that was taken of him getting so desperate to search this guy’s car that he resorted to threats of physical violence, and then actually going on to the next stage of actual physical violence. After being fired and arrested for the incident, the former police officer involved said that he just did what he had to do, but hey, obviously if he knew he was being recorded he would have acted differently.

While Common Sense Conspiracy salutes the Saratoga County Police Department for their rapid dispensing of justice in this case, there are too many incidents like this going on every day in America. Why have the police become so emboldened of late, and where is the line in the sand? How much farther will this go?