Over 40 states (including liberal states) have protections for pre-born children killed in the womb as a result of criminal act but some elected officials in NH would rather take the low road bringing into question the “viability” of their principles in the ‘womb’ of the state senate.

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From Robert Heinlein – Starship Troopers

…’juvenile delinquent’ is a contradiction in terms. ‘Delinquent’ means ‘failing in duty.’ But duty is an adult virtue — indeed a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be, a ‘juvenile delinquent.’ But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents — people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail.

“And that was the soft spot which destroyed what was in many ways an admirable culture. The junior hoodlums who roamed their streets were symptoms of a greater sickness; their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of ‘rights’ … and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure.”

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The Public education model has failed. It is time to look at other alternatives.

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EDUCATION EXCESS: One New Hampshire town is spending $70 million to provide for 3800 students, a product of public education’s monopoly on the school market.

By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena

Merrimack, N.H. recently voted for and approved a $70 million school budget. This will fund one year of “education” for 3,800 students. I don’t have a college degree, so I do the pedestrian thing. I take $70 million and divide by 3,800 to arrive at $18,421. This is the cost per student for one year of “public school education” in my town.

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That I should not have the right (yeah, everything’s a Right to them) to observe with a bit of humor?

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Oh yeah, that’s right – if it isn’t directed at white middle aged Christians, it’s not amusing – IT’S HATE SPEECH!  Even if it is a Left leaning site, the hardcore Leftists went all bananas on them.  My advice to those with such faux outrage?

Wait right here – lemme go buy you a box of pullups…

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SB116, the “Constitutional Carry” bill by which any person who is permitted to own a firearm would no longer have to apply for and posses a pistol license to carry it concealed is the current gun bill being decided in the NH House.  Of course, there are all kinds of claims that ne’er-do-wells, criminals, and the mentally insane would now have the freedom to carry without any oversight.  Politicians, Police Chiefs, Progressives (ok, no difference in some cases) all have their panties in a wad.  NH State Rep. Len DiSesa is no different:

Rep. Len DiSesa, D-Dover, a former Portsmouth deputy police chief, said that when people join society, they surrender some of their rights for the greater good, and constitutional gun rights are one of those instances.”Once a round is fired, it cannot be taken back,” DiSesa writes to his fellow House members. “This is not a Second Amendment issue. It is a safety issue, and repealing this law flies in the face of common sense.”

Well, I have emailed the Representative on his words:

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Smart Car:

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Is New Hampshire on the cusp of a Casino Gambling embrace? What are the odds we’ll finally pass constitutional carry? And could a bill in the Legislature damage the state’s bond rating and open the door to an endless string of taxpayer backed bailouts?

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Do they really ever think about what they say, and the context in which the rest of us hear this?  And in this case, wonder why Hillary hasn’t divorced  Bill yet?

WHEN AMERICA SLIPS BEYOND PARODY: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech.

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Arne DuncanWho owns your kids – you or the Education system?  I’ve blogged about this more and more, it seems, as more stuff keeps popping up.  This latest one surrounds what Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education said upon the news that up to 184,000 kids in New York will not be taking the standardized tests mandated by Government for school kids to take under the No Child Left Behind Act (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Under No Child Left Behind, at least 95 percent of students in a state must take annual standardized tests in reading and math from grades 3-8. Until now, the federal government has never had to contemplate enforcing that regulation, but a growing parent-led boycott effort is changing things. Now, in many states, thousands of parents who oppose new Common Core-aligned tests or simply oppose testing in general are yanking their children out of exams. In New York, activists claim over 175,000 students are refusing to take the state’s new standardized English tests, a figure that would put the state on pace to miss the 95 percent threshold.

Gosh – there seems to be a civil rights movement growing against the Federal Government’s efforts to take over from local education, doesn’t it?  And certainly here in NH, the Department of Education collectivists are showing their bootlicking tendencies in showing that what ever Washington orders, they will comply because MONEY!  And, truth be told, ideology – that Government SHOULD be in control and the Freedom to choose by parents must be verboten.

As for Duncan, what was his threat against this rebel rabble?  Well, government MUST step in against the parents:

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Sorry for the late announcement – I just got this late yesterday concerning a talk on Common Core given by Dr. Duke Pesta and Cornerstone’s Educational Liaison and tireless high educational standard warrior, Ann Marie Banfield:

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Crony Capitalism

UPDATE:  I knew I forgot something – from the NH Constitution:

[Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; …

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Crony Capitalism – the combination of Big Government and Big Business cooperating to use taxpayers as a Piggy Bank.  Both of these gentleman showed us in their Op-Ed in the Union Leader that they possess an entitlement outlook that NH taxpayers should be expected to shoulder their advertising budget for them (entire Op-Ed after the jump) even with their own personal successes:

Rusty McLear is co-owner and president of Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith. Alex Ray is owner and founder of The Common Man family of restaurants. Together, they are the principals of Granite State Hospitality, the company building the new state welcome centers on I-93 in Hooksett.

These are not small operations by anyone’s view.  So why should we (just as with Les Otten’s attempted claim on $28 Million for his Balsam Boondogle project) taxpayers fund their operations – as rent-seeking (seeking a profit and/or preferred treatment from Government)is ALSO part of the definition of Crony Capitalism?   McLear and Ray actually make the case against doing so in their own words:

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NEW HAMPSHIRE makes Presidents. The way it’s done was in full view last weekend, when 16 Republican hopefuls pressed into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, for two days of Q&A and coffee huddles with local voters. It was democracy at its best.

Since 1952, winning the presidency almost always starts with a win in the New Hampshire primary, the first in the nation by law. In the months ahead, thousands of New Hampshire voters will flock to bars, diners, neighbors’ homes, and packed gatherings like the Nashua event to size up candidates. They will know more about the candidates than anyone else in America. Last weekend they heard that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker buys his shirts at Kohl’s and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina started out as an office temp and lost a daughter to addiction.

Here’s what came out of it:

First, there will be no Jeb Bush coronation. Though the former Florida governor (son of one President, brother of another) is leading in the polls, it’s not by much. “No one’s giving it to me,” Bush said. There was less enthusiasm for Bush than his closest rival in the polls, Walker.

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Yes, tech problems this morning galore and as a result, the video from the first segment on GrokTALK! with NH State Rep Max Abramson on a Legislative Update was lost (the livestream cam kept cutting out – sorry Max!). However, we marshalled on and hopefully next week, things will go a bit better.

  • Segment 1b – Jane Cormier, President of NH Right to Life comes on for an RTL Update
  • Segment 2 – Ed Naile, Chair of CNHT, comes on for a Voter Fraud Update (and yes, that includes you,Jared Steven Cram; a previous posts here, here, here, here, and here.
  • Segment 3 – Kimberly Morin comes on to talk about the Balsams Boondoggle – whereby Les Otten wants NH Taxpayers to be on the hook to restore his North Country Palace The Balsams Resort and politicians all too willing to do just that via Senate Bill SB30.  She gives us more sordid details as well (conservation ownership, unstated timber $$$, toxic dump, and (?) water rights broken).
  • Segment 4a – David Bozell, Executive Director of ForAmerica, comes on to talk about tax reform (and a bunch of other things as we led him down a few other paths)
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Segment 1b:

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After Ayotte’s pro Lynch for AG vote – a final (final) straw for many who oppose the kind of unconstitutional executive action’s Obama takes and newly minted AG Lynch supports, I would not be surprised to see a few more of these in the coming months.

 

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Despite a host of unusual technical challenges this week (including losing 5 1/2 minutes mid-show), we salvaged a great program for you.

David Bozell from ForAmerica joined us to talk about bad tax policy and how almost everyone in Washington is to blame; Ed Naile updates us on the complete lack of ballot integrity in NH and how the AG and SoS are not just to blame they work to keep it that way;  Kimberly Morin shares more details on the legislative effort to bail out a rich white guy; we’ve got legislative news from Jane Cormier at NH Right to Life, a short legislative House update from Max Abramson, and a winner from a large crop of potential WTF’s for the week.

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The hopefuls are here, the hopefuls are here! (And the camp-followers, activists, press, trackers, trolls, and assorted campaign critters…)

Herewith a few cartoonists’ eye views as the trickle turns into the quadrennial stampede:

They were all "inevitable", once upon a time... (Gary Varvel, April 20th)

They were all “inevitable”, once upon a time…
(Gary Varvel, April 20th)

Turn the page for typical NH reactions to the stampede….

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Live stream for Saturday April 25th, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . (Look for updates on Twitter @nhstevemacd or #GrokTALK

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081115_oxycodoneLast year, while everyone was making important and necessary noise about the Veterans Administration Wait-List scandal, a separate Inspector General’s report was not getting any press at all. This separate investigation revealed that the V.A. medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin had been prescribing, in some cases, lethal doses of pain killers

M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Watchdog has been reporting on this story as well as its relation to the dismissal of Baldwin’s Deputy State Director Marquette Baylor.

Baylor was let go after investigative reports broke in early January about the Tomah V.A. medical center’s pain-killer prescribing practices, now alleged to have led to the deaths of three veterans.

Baldwin’s office, according to reports, did nothing with an inspector general’s report last year detailing the concerns, and refused to act when a whistleblower reportedly begged Baldwin’s office to do something. Read the whole thing!

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A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

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We had so much fun when Michelle Obama presented us with a blank hashtag sign (#BringBackOurGirls), but of course, it worked about as well as any other lefty idea, so one year later cartoonists are mocking her all over again.

With apologies to Glenn McCoy, I’ve adjusted the words a little, and if you believe the tabloids, this version is closer to what she’s thinking!
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Barry’s Hat(e) Trick (What Could Go Wrong?)

by Mike April 24, 2015

With Friends Like These……..

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Today is Tax Freedom Day 2015

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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Get the whole report and state by state data at Tax Foundation.org Key Findings This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year. Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! April 25th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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This week on GrokTALK! April 25th, 2015, 9am – 11 am EST Legislative and Life Updates What happened when Vote Fraud went to the NH State Supreme Court  SB (Save Balsams) 30 Bailout update on this weeks hearing President of ForAmerica David Bozell on Tax reform A WTF, Throwdown between Hillary, Bill Shaheen, and Chimpanzees. […]

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Dennis Miller on MSNBC Anchor’s “Tax Problems”

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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If you had not heard, MSNBC anchors don’t pay their taxes.  Sharpton owes Millions, Toure’ tens of thousands, while others just a few grand, but there is a trend there and given their ranting it is hilarious hypocrisy.  So… There are only two things certain in life (at MSNBC)…death and not paying taxes. — Dennis […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Hot Air’s Republican tracking poll

by Skip April 24, 2015

But they keep telling me that Ted Cruz has ZERO possibility… (H/T: Hot Air)

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Blogline of the Day – The Rule of Law

by Skip April 24, 2015

“We’ll observe Earth Day when the EPA observes the law.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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Well, I’ll cover your six just in case…

by Skip April 24, 2015

(H/T: Nicolle via PackingNH)

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Hillary’s Most Memorable Lies

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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The most comprehensive depiction of Hillary lies yet? | Legal Insurrection   America Rising PAC dropped a new video earlier this week and boy does this one sting. This latest addition to the open Hillary oppo file recounts the scandalicious candidate’s most memorable lies in all their video-taped glory. Clinton Fraud Friday is brought to […]

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So, when Hillary’s NH campaign manager can’t answer issue questions

by Skip April 24, 2015

This is so rich – and typical.  Turns out that Billy Shaheen, the NH Hillary Head Honcho (and husband to the US Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH, Jeanne Shaheen) either hasn’t a clue as to what Hillary actually stands for – or CAN’T.  You decide: Gosh, you’d think that after 30 years on the national […]

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Live Free or Privacy Will Die

by GrokWatch News Desk April 24, 2015

Brian Darling | Opinion This an open letter to the many politicians seeking to be the next President of the United States. I would like you to promise “hope and change” for those of us who are sick of politicians (in both parties) trampling on our right to privacy.

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