Here?  Yeah, this kinda proves it, yes? Emphasis mine, reformatted:

Student funding appeared to play a significant part in students’ responses, with 55 per cent of participants indicating that a drop or cessation of their student funding would make it more likely for them to enter into a sugar baby arrangement. Overall, most participants said they were at least a bit interested, and one in five said they were “very interested” in becoming sugar babies. The survey sample was mostly made up of current or former students (73 per cent), with a fairly even split of men and women (52 per cent female, 45 per cent male and 3 per cent other).

…The findings take their place in the debate over the rising cost of living for UK students.

The practice is apparently growing in America, as well: for instance, six colleges in the state of Texas are listed among the top 100 “Sugar Baby Universities” in the world.

(H/T: The Independent via The College Fix)

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Gallup interviewed 1,011 U.S. residents aged 18 or older on May 3-7 and asked them two questions about the moral state of the nation. The first question: “How would you rate the overall state of moral values in this country today—as excellent, good, only fair, or poor.”

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Most think it’s pretty crappy.  Gosh, I wonder how we got here (/sarc)?

(H/T: Gallup via CNSNews)

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SchoolhouseGeorge Will read US Sen. Ben Sasse’s new book.  A slice:

In the long-running rivalry between the realist and romantic views of human nature, Sasse is firmly with the former. This aligns him against those who believe that schooling should be “a substitute for parents” as life’s “defining formative institution.” In the progressive view of education with which the philosopher John Dewey imbued the United States’ primary and secondary schools, parents “with their supposedly petty interests in their children as individuals” are deemed retrograde influences, hindering schools’ mission of making malleable young people outfitted with the proper “social consciousness.” Schools should embrace the need of “controlling” students and “the influences by which they are controlled.” Parents must be marginalized lest they interfere with education understood, as Sasse witheringly says, as “not primarily about helping individuals, but rather about molding the collective.”

Once again, I have seen the attitude of teachers openly professing this view directly to parents at a School Board meeting.  Even when called out as “stepping over a line” (given that the parents are paying these employees who do not know their place), the teachers GLARED at those that dared to challenge their narrative.  End result: it was clear that the students knew better than the parents due to the ministrations of the teachers.

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Liberal-Evasions

(H/T: Powerline)

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polling-researchMuch has been made of a Democrat victory in a recent special election in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. A town that voted, not just for Trump but for just about every Republican on the ticket last November. A legislative State House seat flipped for the first time in forever. Is it a sign that the Democrats are starting their journey out of the wilderness, even though they have yet to win a single special congressional election?

Is it a sign that the Democrats are starting their journey out of the wilderness?

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NH Assoc of Chiefs of PoliceWell, we certainly know that the NH Association of Chiefs of Police (don’t they look so grand?) are on the side of civilian disarmament.  The dirty little secret is that even with all of the training that the Left keeps jamming down our throats, sometimes they aren’t that much better than civilians.  Or can be much worse:

San Bernardino Terrorist Attack: Cops Had 10 Percent Hit Rate

San Bernardino County employee Syed Rizwan Farook was hit by at least 27 gunshots while his wife was struck by at least 15 — two to the top of the head — as officers fired about 440 rounds from rifles, shotguns and handguns — which the report found were proper uses of deadly force in self-defense and the defense of others.

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There is no doubt, they are slick:

(H/T: Dude Perfect via Like Cool)

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I have long railed against the Administrative State with laws that have been passed by both the Feds and State governments that unaccountable bureaucrats can make regulations that have the force of law without going through the Legislative process.  This is a failure twice over:

  • By bureaucrats that don’t seem to keep both the written and the spirit of the Constitution in mind but are mindful of “heck, why not – who is going to overrule us?”
  • By our elected Legislators who basically are LAZY by doing half-assed jobs and leave the HARD work of hammering out ALL the details to the Executive Branch via “interpreting” their laws

I’ve been covering the push for Universal Healthcare by the Democrat super-majorities in California even as the cost will be TWICE the size of their entire current State budget. But. Get. This.  They are passing the bill to do this – WITHOUT (emphasis mine, reformatted):

No funding plan doesn’t stop lawmakers from moving health care bill along.

A California Senate committee tasked with reviewing bills that spend state money passed a $400 billion universal health care proposal Thursday with no funding plan. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, introduced SB 562, a sweeping overhaul of the state’s health insurance market. He’s also the chair of Senate Appropriations. The committee passed the bill with a 5-2 vote during a fast-paced suspense file hearing, clearing the way for it to be taken up on the Senate floor next week.

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What’s Wrong With The Cultural Elite: ‘Trump voters see a class that talks equality while living privilege and exuding contempt.’

And that is how you will get more Trump.  And perhap worse.

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Pelosi CSPAN Sesame Street Foriegn Policy

(American Mirror) During a press briefing on Thursday, the House Minority Leader criticized the president’s choice of visiting Saudi Arabia first during his inaugural foreign trip.

“I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first. Saudi Arabia!” Pelosi said.

“It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia.”

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Credit: Business Insider

Credit: Business Insider

Remember John Boehner? John Boehner. That other Congressional House Speaker with the Republican majority who did next to nothing with it. If he had green hair and white eyebrows he could be the Speaker for the Oompah Loompas. That guy.

He just said this about Mr. Trump,

“Everything else he’s done in office has been a complete disaster. He’s still learning how to be president.”

Trump’s not a politician, so I get why he thinks that and I think his best quality is he’s not Hillary but aside from handling ISIS and international affairs, which the Orange Boehner likes, he can’t find anything he’s done domestically with which he approves? Read the whole thing!

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Transgender bathroomThe Candia School Board is meeting on Thursday, June 1st and one of the items up for consideration is a change to the current ‘transgender policy.’ A policy that was hastily implemented when the Obama Administration was doing some social-justice saber-rattling. Threatening funding for schools if the yokel locals didn’t buy in.

The board looks like it could be prepared to roll that decision back, but a national group funded by millionaires and billionaires, operating in New Hampshire under cover of local activism, is bringing pressure to bear to stop any reversal.

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NH Assoc of Chiefs of Police

That would be those NH taxpayer funded guys and that girl (Exec. Dir. of that outside-the-State funded Granite State Progress).  EACH of said that if we passed SB12, Constitutional Carry and that if the Chiefs no longer had the Power to give or deny permission, all hell would break loose.  Stand Your Ground, Castle Doctrine, Concealed Carry – all a recipe for a killing field as all these lawfully abiding citizens would become “gun zombies” out for anyone’s blood. Hmm, I guess these predictions are about as good as those from the Climate Change Apocaliptors who keep making pronouncements of Doom that always seem to be yet another 5-10 years out.

Reality?

Concealed Carry Up 215%, Murder Rate Down 14%

Concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders.

Can there be other factors in play here?  Of course, but these can’t be dismissed, as Zandra Rice-Hawkins and the NH Assoc. of Chiefs of Police want you to believe.

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The States were to be labs of Democracy where others could learn from their mistakes.  Vermont, Colorado, Kentucky, Hawaii, Tennessee; all tried variations of the vaunted end-game of Progressives – universal healthcare – for if you control that, you control people.  Sorry, am not buying the argument that all they want to do is “help” people – it is all about taking more Power into themselves.  After all, the more “stuff” they have Government do, the less ability, the less Freedom we all have to make decision for ourselves on our own.  And isn’t that the purpose of being the “Land of the Free”.  And no, contrary to what Progressives believe, being relieved of making our own decisions is not “freedom” – it is infantilization.

But California Progressives, even after learning that putting in CalCare would be TWICE the normal CA State budget in and of itself.  I guarantee you that the cost will higher and the taxes needed to support it higher still will not learn from the mistakes and failures of the “labs” coming before them – like Colorado (emphasis mine):

An analysis from the Colorado Health Institute showed that their state’s ColoradoCare proposal would start off with a deficit of over $200 million in its very first year of full operation, even with a three-year headstart on new taxes to launch the system. By the end of the tenth year, the cumulative red ink would have exceeded $7 billion — which would be more than twice the state’s annual GDP.

The solutions for this fiscal meltdown in a single-payer system, CHI noted,

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Cell phone vmailIt’s bad enough that politicians DO believe themselves to be above the law when they “carve out” exceptions for themselves when they lay the law down on the rest of us.  That “Do Not Call” list?  Isn’t it REALLY annoying to get them during supper? Yeah, politicians exempted themselves from it. And here in NH, the political calls are incessant during the political years, especially during the First in the Nation Primary season (which lasts almost 4 years nowadays….sigh). The robocalls are just the worst!

And now the GOP has decided to go there – allowing calls to go right to voicemail and you’ll never know that the call you though was from your family is from a GOP candidate or agency. This goes WELL beyond obnoxious: RNC Lobbying FCC for a New Way to Annoy Us With ‘Ringless’ Voicemail Ads (emphasis mine):

Now there’s possibly a new way to annoy us being reviewed by the FCC. The Republican National Committee is pushing the agency to adopt a new technology that would allow telemarketers to leave prerecorded messages on our voicemail without the phone ever ringing, Recode reports. We would simply get a notification that a voicemail was received, mixed in, of course, with more important voicemails.

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” Their intent is to convince readers that CO2 is driving an increase in heavy precipitation events, when in fact the data shows that there is no correlation.”

RCS

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money-pit-vortexBack on May 17th, the New Hampshire Senate Ways and Means Committee produced revenue estimates $14 million below what the House handed to them.

By May 21st, they had changed their mind.

In an unusual move, the Senate Ways and Means Committee opted to revisit the revenue estimates for the General and Education Trust Funds they had decided and voted upon individually on May 17. The Committee concurred with the House Ways and Means Committee revenue projections for the Fish and Game Fund, and adopted the projections from the Governor’s proposed budget for the Highway Fund. Read the whole thing!

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NHACOPLogo2If you are on your local Budget Committee or help select your budgets, support our Constitutions in their entirety, and are tired of our paid government employees testifying against our Rights and our best interests, read this post.  Over at The Truth About Guns, there’s a post about some of the most hardened, ardently anti-gun/civilian disarmament  groups in the country.  No, none of them are the Brady Campaign, the Coalition Against Gun Violence, Bloomberg’s Astro-turf Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Gabby Gifford’s Americans For Responsible Solutions and AARP (snicker).  No, it’s these (reformatted, emphasis mine):

What to Do About Anti-Gun Police Groups? Defund Them!

Broadly speaking, rank and file police in America support gun rights. After all, beat cops know a good guy with a gun might someday save their life [like here -Skip], too. On the other hand, police administrators largely toe the line of their political bosses. Big Democrat-run cities or university towns too often have top cops dedicated to furthering the cause of gun control. They have to in order to keep their paychecks coming. In some cases, such as Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (pictured above), about the only thing people can do is vote them out of office. Recently, to prove her anti-2A bona fides, Valdez lent her name to Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions. Seems Ms. Valdez opposes national reciprocity.

So this part of the post talks about voting them out of office, as many Sheriffs in the nation are elected officials.  They need to be targeted just like any other politicians (other than the badge and gun).  But the post continues to what we’ve seen here in NH during the SB 12 (aka “Constitutional Carry Bill”) process – that the top cops and their itty-bitty NH Ass. of Chiefs of Police testified, often in their uniforms and while being paid by taxpayer monies, against our Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms (and there are no qualifications on that Right in the originals).

So the post takes that into account:

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That moment: when you think you’ve doing Allah’s work of Da’wah (Islamic proselytizing) and it decides to eat you first.

“I think it’s time, after 50 years of the Saudis using their wealth to spread their Wahhabi radical ideology through the Madrassas, throughout the Muslim world, and thereby radicalizing people throughout the world. We’re now seeing the fruits, a generation later, of that. The Saudis understand the irony of what they’ve done”

 

(H/T: The Corner)

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militant-snowflakeCourtesy of Weekend Pundit, and also linked here, is the story of Keri Smith, who recently abandoned the SJW movement and her “ideological prison.” Why?

  1. Social justice advocates show a religious-like intolerance for those with whom they disagree, which sometimes manifests itself in unbridled bouts of emotion:

“I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering censorship and defending violence as a response to speech. I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree. I see 63 million Trump voters written off as “nazis” who are okay to target with physical violence. I see concepts like equality and justice being used as a mask for resentful, murderous rage.”

  1. The social justice ideology dehumanizes political opponents:

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Heh! About that bill to implement single payer healthcare in California?

by Skip May 22, 2017

Ah yes – a false “right” for all to demand that others pay for their “faux” healthcare right.  Sorry, this isn’t a “right” – it is an ideological milestone for Socialists / Big Government / Collectivists.  You know – Democrats.  Turns out, however, that this “right” that the Dems, who have  super-majorities in California will […]

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Who knew that a take-off and landing could speak so LOUDLY?

by Skip May 22, 2017

This, I did not know (all I knew was that Trump had travelled from Saudi Arabia to Israel but not the route, emphasis mine).  The Blogline of the Day is at the end: Nobody Flies From Saudi Arabia to Israel. Nobody. Trump Just Did. The two nations have no diplomatic relations. Travelers can’t fly from […]

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Kathleen Reardon is spinning and spinning HARD. Ignore her words.

by Skip May 22, 2017

This piece in the Concord Monitor had me scratching my head after I’ve been writing, for YEARS, about how former charities dependent on the kindness of the general public for funding and now have all become captured entities  of government at all levels because they almost can’t exist without sucking at the teat of the […]

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Clock Boy Out of Time – Discrimination Lawsuits Thrown Out by Federal Judge

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2017

Clock-Boy Ahmed Mohammed is in the news again. His family sued his school district, the school principal, and city officials for discrimination over his “treatment” after he brought a hoax bomb (sorry, a clock) to school. A Federal judge in Northern Texas has thrown out the case. On Thursday, Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. […]

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Trump’s Unsung Deregulatory Achievments,
And Democrats’ Efforts To Stike Them Down

by Mike May 22, 2017

Trump uses Newt’s creation to cut regulations: Booker seeks to restore Obama’s red tape! The MSM doesn’t like to spread the news about Trump’s quiet successes deregulating a wide swath of last-minute Obama regulations, which were handed down by executive agencies in a hurry once Barry realized that his legacy was not going to win […]

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The Anti-Trump Left’s New Movement (Indivisible) Has Ties to Soros Money

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2017

While surfing content for the New Media Militia, I came across an article at SeacostOnline about a meeting for a group called Indivisible. Their mission is to oppose Donald Trump’s agenda and to agitate and organize for the purpose. My first thought was, Democrats, can’t do anything without a union or some other progressive billionaire funding […]

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Quote Of The Day – Sergey Lavrov:
No News And No Truth In US Media!

by Mike May 21, 2017

When Americans check “Russia Today” for an alternative perspective to the garbage being fed to us by the Lamestream Media, and when the Russian Foreign Minister compares US news “sources” unfavorably to the propaganda organs of then old Soviet Union, you know the have sunk pretty darned low. From a speech by Sergey Lavrov, via […]

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Russians Getting Tired Of Dem Accusations – Troll Hillary Over Seth Rich

by Mike May 21, 2017

With more hints (can’t really call it evidence yet) this week that DNC IT staffer (and Bernie supporter) Seth Rich had been the primary source for WikiLeaks‘ revelations about the inner corruption at the DNC, the Russian Embassy in London decided it was time to remind everybody that the MSM has been too busy blaming […]

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Ha! And these morons actually TRUSTED gubbmint? Hahahahahaha!

by Skip May 20, 2017

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” -President Gerald Ford. Sorry, I have little sympathy for these folks that actually bought in the Obama Administration idea that IF you work for government after graduation or for a non-profit, your school […]

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So we can stop voting on healthcare “Rights” as well, Ms. Madow?

by Skip May 20, 2017

Sometimes, Rachel Madow of MSNBC (“The Socialist Network”) does commit a gaffe: (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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