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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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 have a price in trying to cover everyone INCLUDING illegal aliens.  Like Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii tried before them (and we blogged about those efforts years ago) and Vermont and Colorado just rejected because of cost; it will be a STAGGERING COST:

SHOT:  Current California budget: $180 Billion

CHASER: CaliforniaCare budget: $400 Billion

And they can’t even fund their high speed choo-choo train at $40 Billion and want the Feds to pay for it? And that was at its inception; current pricing is now 50% higher just a few years down the line.

No, that’s not just raising another $200B from taxpayers that are already the most fleeced in the nation – that’s just for the single payer healthcare system.  All other State activities and services extra. Colorado Read the whole thing!

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Air Force OneThis, 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 one country to the other. Planes can’t even fly through the other’s airspace.

In order to travel from one nation to the other requires travelers to take what many call a “cleansing stop.” Often, flyers go to Amman, Jordan, or Cairo, Egypt, before heading on. And travelers who stop in Israel before heading to Saudi Arabia often ask Israeli officials not to stamp their passports (Saudis authorities get visibly unhappy when they see the stamp). Some frequent fliers even have an extra passport so they can keep one clear of the Israeli stamp.

That’s what makes President Trump’s itinerary so interesting. He made Saudi Arabia his first stop, which no doubt greatly pleased the Saudi royal family. Then he flew from Riyadh directly to Tel Aviv, which no doubt made them furious.

In fact, the flight may well have been the first in history from Saudi Arabia to Israel, the Associated Press reported.

And the kicker?

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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 Public Treasury.  I’ve watched it all all levels – local, county, State, and Federal – with the “hands out” and lobbying for more.  And more.  And more.

So here comes Ms. Reardon holding up non-profits (I guess that’s what we call those former charities nowadays) as models of non-partisanship.  Go and read the whole piece but watch out for the magic hand (watch THIS way as I do THAT with the other hand) and the blatant redefinition of the common language – like this:

However, issue-oriented advocacy is very different from partisan electoral politics.

Er, no it ISN’T.  Prime example?  AARP openly advocating for yet another Leftist / Socialist program to be run by the Government: Obamacare.  Talk about Read the whole thing!

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Gavel-And-Scales-Of-Justice-570x381Clock-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. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove officials discriminated against Mohamed.

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Trump uses Newt’s creation to cut regulations: Booker seeks to restore Obama’s red tape!

Creator

Creator

Executor

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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 the election for Hillary Clinton.

Accomplice

Accomplice

The Congressional Review Act was one of the creations of Newt Gingrich along with his “Contract With America” agenda, and I salute him, not only for getting such a worthwhile tool through Congress, but also persuading Bill (The era of big government is over) Clinton to sign it into law. It was meant to protect the country from regulation-happy presidents like Clinton and Obama, and saw only one use prior to Trump, when George W rescinded a Clinton Administration OSHA regulation.

Why Trump’s use of the CRA has Dems apoplectic….

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George Soros

George Soros

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 them so who is writing the checks?

People with ties to George Soros.

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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 “Russia Insider

Lavrov_Speaking“I sometimes get the impression that many U.S. media outlets work according to a principle which was common in the Soviet Union. Back then, people used to joke that the newspaper Pravda [Truth] had no truth in it, and the Izvestia [News] paper has no news in it. I get the impression that many U.S. media operate in the same way.”

Truth? They can’t handle the truth – which is, of course, why they don’t print it!
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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 Russian hacking and Trump collusion to follow the obvious clues of a textbook case of “Arkancide” (what happens to people who might expose the Clintons). Seems to me that Russia’s UK embassy is the designated mouthpiece for prodding the US media/Democrats:

Also noteworthy is this gem by Ben Garrison about Clinton, once again trying to blame the Russians in order to distract the easily fooled:

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“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 debt would be “forgiven” after 10 years of working in one of those two capacities.  We’ve seen that govt jobs, at least at the Fed level, have compensation levels well above the private sector when everything is all in.  Also, don’t let anyone kid you but national level non-profits may not make profits but that doesn’t mean that compensation levels are “low”.  So who will be catching this remaining debt in the shorts when those first 10 years finally accrue?  Yeah, us private sector taxpayers as SOMEBODY has to pay for that now over $1 Trillion of student debt….OH WAIT! (reformatted, emphasis mine):

400,000 were promised student loan forgiveness. Now they are panicking

More than 400,000 student loan borrowers may have placed their faith in a government program with an uncertain future.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program promises to cancel any remaining student debt for those who work for the government or nonprofits if they have been making on-time payments for 10 years. Many teachers, public defenders, Peace Corps workers, and law enforcement officers fit the qualifications. This October marks the 10th year of the program and the first time anyone will have made enough payments to get their debt wiped away. It’s unclear how much the program will cost the government when its starts to forgive those debts.

They never learned the lesson that what a law gives under one Administration can be yanked by another one. But then again, most people working in government or non-profits are of the Leftward persuasion – of COURSE they trust Govt implicitly.  Even when they can’t believe what they see.  Heh!  You know what you call a liberal that’s been mugged, right?

Frankly, I’ve always been incensed with this program – Read the whole thing!

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Sometimes, Rachel Madow of MSNBC (“The Socialist Network”) does commit a gaffe:

Voting on Rights

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Heh!

Yep, nobody wins.    (H/T: Instapundit)

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And their own coverage belie their words:

Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy [Harvard University] analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets. They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations:

Media tone towards Trump

I dryly note that Fox was, among them all, closest to being “Fair and Balanced”.  And what do the Progressive / Liberals think about that from a culturally [il]liberal / Progressive / Politically Correct school of higher learning?

(H/T: HeatStreet)

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Came across this post at CNN (yeah, I know….) that has a title of:

STDs are at an all-time high: Can at-home tests help?

No, testing after the fact is only cleaning up the mess.  The problem is upstream from an “at-home test” – having sex with multiple partners is.  Saying yes is.  Not waiting until marriage is.  Yes, I am adamant about that last part because whether you hate my totally unProgressive attitude and old school morality or not, if it is followed faithfully, you won’t get an STD.  And if you want to call me an evangelical “Christianist” or worse, go ahead, pick my assertion apart.  I’ll warn you – you can’t. If you and your spouse wait until marriage, you won’t get a sexually transmitted disease.  But I digress.  I also totally disagree with this next line that has the correct question:

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Miss USA spoke for many Americans when she said healthcare isn’t a right. Nothing that requires other people’s enforced sacrifice for your benefit is a right.

Once again, a Right is something that is innate simply because you are a human; you already posses it.  It costs nothing to exercise it as in the example of you standing on the corner to tell people what you think – the Right to Free Speech. It also costs others nothing in you doing that speechifying. However, I do not have to contribute anything to allow you exercise that Right.  In fact, I don’t HAVE to listen to you at all.

Healthcare is not a Right – they who proclaim that it is will not talk about the flip side – what does it take to have a healthcare right?  For you to exercise the faux “right” to healthcare, you exercise nothing.  However, you ARE claiming something tangible from others in order to have even others service your “right” to healthcare by either demanding that others have their money taken from them to pay your bills. And using government force to obtain it.  Or worse…

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Not being nice has Karmas eye

(H/T: Linkiest)

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berlin biomassNew Hampshire Business review has an enlightening–though not surprising–article today about how a PUC-approved contract from 2011 requires Eversource customers to prop up the NH timber industry and the Berlin Biomass Plant.

It is “probable” that sometime in 2019 customers who buy their electricity from Eversource will have paid $100 million more than necessary since 2014 because the energy came from the Berlin biomass plant instead of the open market.

Yes, there appears to be some high-profile backscratching. Yes, forcing electricity providers to meet pointless political green energy targets set by the Democrat-passed renewable energy portfolio are at fault. Yes, north country politicians itching to keep jobs up north (and their water-carriers) applied pressure. And in the end, Eversource, then PSNH, went with the contract which the PUC approved, putting New Hampshire ratepayers on the hook for tens of millions, probably hundreds of millions, for overpriced electricity.

Must be time to dig up all those old Jeanne Shaheen quotes about what a great idea biomass is for our energy future.

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taxesThe State of Massachusetts is considering a tax on sugary drinks.  OK. Go for it.

Every jurisdiction that has imposed their progressive will in this manner has seen a drop in sales and jobs, which migrate just beyond the reach of said tax. I’m no geographer and I don’t play one on the internet, but I can read a map and if people go “outside the reach” of the Massachusetts soda tax, well, that’s New Hampshire.

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Knock, Knock. “Whose there?” Brian Buonomano. (It’s a Joke.)

by Ed Naile May 18, 2017

Here is the latest in the 20-year effort to deny voter fraud in NH. Some left-wing activists asked the NH AG’s Office for any investigations that office had done since the November general election. As usual, the answer from that office is laughable.

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Stealing the Stolen from the Stupid

by Skip May 18, 2017

Heh! (H/T: Linkiest)

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Blogline of the Day – what, ONLY the AFL-CIO??

by Skip May 17, 2017

The AFL-CIO exists to launder union dues into the campaign war chests of the Democratic Party. We call the MSM “Democrats with bylines”.  Unions are “Democrats sucking up other peoples’ money” (H/T: Instapundit)

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There’s a problem with SB3 – the proposed election law

by Skip May 17, 2017

Yeah, Concord Monitor again, this time on SB3 that proposes to tighten up NH’s election law on the word “domicile” and cut out the nonsense that has basically allowed drive-by-voting for decades (and yes, we’ve been writing about this for years here at the ‘Grok).  I applaud the Rs for trying to do something about […]

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NH Democrats finally admit what I’ve been saying about them for years

by Skip May 17, 2017

This piece from Pravda on the Merrimack is about SB8 – the “Croydon” bill has a very pointed example of what I have been saying for years and years about Democrats.  I am still amazed that the PotM editor actually let it stay in place especially since all the Democrats save two, brought it up […]

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Just shut your mouth and don’t be out-entrepreneured

by Skip May 17, 2017

By someone who just decides to listen – and take action faster than you: Heh! (H/T: Linkiest)

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Notable Quote – John Cochrane

by Skip May 17, 2017

Now, the critique of an increasingly rent-seeking society echoes from both the Left and the libertarians.  Rent-seeking is a big problem.  Cronyism is a big problem.  George Stigler finds a lot to agree with in Joe Stiglitz.  As do Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, and so forth. But now comes the most astounding lack of logic […]

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Is Free Speech Doomed at UNH?

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2017

UNH, like most universities, is weighted down by diversity curricula and all the anti-free-speech BS that goes with it. This handicap culminated in the very public unmasking of the  UNH Bias-Free Language guide that, among other things, suggested the word American might be problematic. National attention motivated UNH President Mark Huddleston to release a statement claiming […]

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I think the last line describes it well.

by Skip May 16, 2017

Is the GOP, at the national level, a “governing” Party? Governing Parties don’t whine – they just DO.  Certainly not seeing a whole lot of DO outside of rolling back Obama Administration rules and regulations.  Don’t get me wrong but no RESULTS on the items they’ve campaigned on and they’ve had 7 years to prepare […]

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Trump Making Liberal Heads Explode

by Mike May 16, 2017

Chip Bok neatly encapsulates the impact of recent (non) events on the liberal psyche:

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