NASA-LogoNASA is in Transition, and the US Senate is helping.

The NASA Transition Act 2017 has just been passed by the Federal Senate.

In the words of Congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, this act refocusses NASA away from climate, towards space science.

Plenty of other departments, NOAA in particular, already do the earth science gig. And NASA will continue to provide satellite support for those efforts.

Aa for NASA’s Muslim outreach pigs already contaminated space so Muslims won’t be going there.


Transgender bathroomThere are hearings today on HB 587 (gender transition) and HB 478 (discrimination based on gender identity). The former is a bad bill from last year recycled. The latter could result in your daughters, sisters, or wives having to share bathrooms and locker rooms with guys claiming to be girls.

Cornerstone Policy Research has some points to consider.

As we reported in Cornerstone’s February 17 legislative update, bills on “conversion therapy” and gender identity will have their hearings on Tuesday, February 21, at the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in rooms 305-307 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

HB 587 (hearing at 10 a.m.) would prohibit persons licensed to provide counseling services from engaging in “conversion therapy” with a person under 18 years of age in an attempt to alter the patient/client’s sexual orientation. The bill carries a penalty of professional sanctions for the offending counselor.

HB 478 (1:15 p.m.) would add gender identity to the list of protected classes covered by New Hampshire’s anti-discrimination law., treating it in the same manner as race, religion, and national origin. The bill defines “gender identity” as “a person’s gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth….”

These are public hearings. Your opinion on these bills will be very important to the committee, and you’ll find contact information for each member at the end of this message. Your attendance at the hearings could make a difference. The committee is preparing for a crowd.

Here are some points to consider about the two bills. Read the whole thing!

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If you could just stop letting out of staters vote from your house that'd be greatDocuments From Secretary of State’s Office Show No Evidence of Out-of-State Drive-By Voter Fraud
June 11, 2015
(ACLU of NH Report)

I have to thank the ACLU of NH for doing so much homework on voter fraud denial for me. It takes so long to explain this affliction I often find myself at a loss as to how to put it in layman’s terms. These ACLU guys have done a bang up job of using what the Secretary of State gave them in a 2015 Right to Know Request that we will need to take some time to absorb it all. Here is Part II of my series.

From the REPORT:

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Bryan Pagliano

Bryan Pagliano

Oh yea, then there is this guy!

We almost forgot about Bryan Pagliano in all the excitement about the Russians stuffing ballot boxes. Bryan refused to talk to the Feds about that closet full of super secret server stuff only an expert would understand. Since Bryan Pagliano, a former campaign hack turned email expert, has some significant knowledge about NOT President Hillary it is perfectly natural for the House Oversight Committee to recommend he come in for questioning. Read the whole thing!


Given that NH has one of the worst outbreaks of this in the country, this “Morning Jolt” from National Review caught my eye.  Reproduced here in its entirety with emphasis mine:

How You Helped Pay for America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

A stunning detail from Nicholas Eberstadt’s opus in Commentary, revealing how the national opioid addiction crisis was largely fueled by Medicaid:

How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: more specifically, Medicaid, Uncle Sam’s means-tested health-benefits program. Here is how it works (we are with Quinones in Portsmouth, Ohio):

[The Medicaid card] pays for medicine—whatever pills a doctor deems that the insured patient needs. Among those who receive Medicaid cards are people on state welfare or on a federal disability program known as SSI.?.?.?.?If you could get a prescription from a willing doctor—and Portsmouth had plenty of them—Medicaid health-insurance cards paid for that prescription every month. For a three-dollar Medicaid co-pay, therefore, addicts got pills priced at thousands of dollars, with the difference paid for by U.S. and state taxpayers. A user could turn around and sell those pills, obtained for that three-dollar co-pay, for as much as ten thousand dollars on the street.

Retirement money?

In 21st-century America, “dependence on government” has thus come to take on an entirely new meaning.

Read the whole thing!


Susan Wright has a piece “REPORT: Russia Setting Up A Psychological Dossier On Trump” that kinda breathlessly let’s us know that Russia is compiling info on Trump.

Not so (the “starting to” part).  It’s already there and probably has been for years.  Every country large enough to have the resources does it not only for its “enemies” but for allies as well.  That also includes military leaders and societal “movers and shakers”.  These are done years in advance even if they may never be used but will get updated from time to time.  What, you REALLY don’t think that Russia (or China or the UK or the Norks or Germany or….) DOESN’T do this?  And to be sure, we do the exact same thing.  To quote Patton “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book”!

To plaigarize your story, the word of the day would be “naïve.” .


After years of studying and practicing Tae Kwon Do, I do like the mashup of styles known as MMA (Mixes Martial Arts – boxing, wrestling, karate, ju-jitsue, judo, and pretty much anything else thrown it  It’s the “what works for you”).

That said, no matter what style you like, we call all agree: this ain’t it.

Remember, “STUPIDITY” ain’t a style – just a request to take a nap w/some bruising thrown in.

(H/T: Brietbart)


holstered-gun1A bubble that is BEGGING for a pin (any pin, any size, from anywhere, to pop these windbag harpies).

SHOT (heh!):

“When somebody says a (good) guy with a gun can stop a (bad) guy with a gun, we remind them that’s there’s absolutely no evidence that supports that theory and that all of the evidence is actually contrary to that.” – Moms Demand Action Florida director Michelle Gajda, in Group fights gun proposals with two opposing sides in documentary [via]

CHASER: Really?

I know that I, as well as other Groksters have posts speaking exactly to that lie.  However, to be fair, here’s what I picked up in a just a few minutes elsewhere:

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Chicago CCW Holder Stops Robbery With His Equalizer

Three armed robbers (above) stormed into a store in the 7400 block of North Western Street in Chicago Sunday. One employee, with a valid Illinois concealed carry license, drew his equalizer and dispensed some ballistic deterrence toward the offending trio. Two of the three bad guys sprung leaks. All of the offenders made a hasty retreat, leaving a trail of blood that came in handy for police to follow.

Ashley Mundy is Every Gun Hater’s Nightmare

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No, there WAS no “safe space” or in those other landings as the US Military commenced its island hopping campaign. Remember, most of those Marines were 18-21 years old – same age as these self-righteous a$$hats that think so much of themselves.  As a double Blue Star Dad (the Eldest was also a Marine who served in Iraq), I’m ashamed of the self-absorbed Snowflake Generation today that can’t even take a joke without invoking white privilege, racist, xenophobe, safe space, cultural appropriation, “unsafe”, self-resegregating or some other self-delusional made up Political Correctness crapola.

So, did these Marines suffer from “Toxic Masculinity” by putting themselves into harm’s way and dying so that you can go play with Play-Do and pat puppies when you get stressed out?  Or do you even lack the internal fortitude, little as it may require, to reflect on what miserable adults you are becoming when compared to these guys heros?

(H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Bill-Binnie-96_pp-8dbe32f5FCC Runs Reverse ‘Incentive’ Auction, AKA
“We’ll Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse!”

Much ink has been spilled this week over big profits and job losses as WBIN-TV sold its UHF channel 35 TV broadcast spectrum to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for almost 8 times what Bill Binnie paid to acquire the rights a few years back, but curiously, the in depth coverage did not come from the Union Leader, but rather from the Laconia Daily Sun and the Concord Patch, both of which correctly latched onto the story that the FCC was hoovering up TV channels for 5G cellular data service.

Honesty in headlines award goes to the Laconia Daily Sun: “WBIN-TV SOLD TO GIVE MORE SPACE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS”

The Laconia Daily Sun:

The Federal Communications Commission, in what it calls a “spectrum auction,” is purchasing local television stations and reselling their broadcasting rights, or “spectrum,” to mobile telephone and wireless communications firms to increase the capacity for wireless broadband use and hasten the transition from 4G to 5G wireless internet service.

Concord Patch:

The sale will allow the FCC to create 5G wireless internet in the spectrum band that once broadcast Channel 35’s UHF television signal, the [NH1] report noted.

Perverse Incentives, Reverse Auctions….


Last year, HB1661 attempted to make this a punishable offense.

If your child (anyone under the age of 18) has wondered whether or not they are, in fact, heterosexual it could be illegal under HB 1661 for any “professional” to counsel them in any way that would encourage that–for lack of a better word–journey to their biological roots. 

It may not have been written with that intention but since when did that matter? This year’s version is HB587, and it is no different. A heterosexual child curious about the “gender spectrum” cannot receive counseling under HB587 that encourages that outcome to the slightest possible detriment of any other.

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So tell me again - vote stealing activists use NH Democrat Martha Fuller Clarks house to vote fromLet’s put the NH Attorney General’s Office on trial for voter fraud – denial.

In 2015 the NH Civil Liberties Union sent a legal RSA 91-A Right to Know request to the NH AG asking for all documents regarding vote fraud investigations conducted by the office from 2000 – 2015. That would be my area of expertise.

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50 Million Climate Refugees by 2010


Fifty million climate refugees by 2010. Today we find a world of asymmetric development, unsustainable natural resource use, and continued rural and urban poverty. There is general agreement about the current global environmental and development crisis. It is also known that the consequences of these global changes have the most devastating impacts on the poorest, who historically have had limited entitlements and opportunities for growth.

Sources Norman Myers, ‘Environmental refugees, An emergent security issue’, 13. Economic forum, Prague, OSCE, May 2005 ; Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005 ; Liser, 2007.
Link to web-site
Emmanuelle Bournay
Appears in IAASTD – International assessment of agricultural science and technology for development
Published 2008


Yes, another Catastrophic Climate Cult prediction (CCCP) that failed to deliver. So what happened next?

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voterfraudIt just seems that for this issue, if you aren’t willing to look for it, you’re not going to find it.  Methinks that this story out of Texas mirrors that what we’ve seen here in NH (re: how many affidavits are piled up in boxes in the NH AG’s office, just sitting there?).  As a software engineer, I have learned that 20% of my time is spent writing code to actually make “it work” and the rest of it is often spent “moron/idiot-proofing” it. Yeah, I said it because dollars to donuts, somebody is going to hit the wrong thing or enter a “nonsense” value at the wrong time.  And that isn’t even those that have a malicious intent.  Pretty much, NO system is not hackable be it automated or manual.  And here from Texas is yet another example of a voting system that is being gamed (re: fraud) from Fox News (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Officials in Texas acknowledge that hundreds of people were able to bypass voter ID laws and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election. Voters were able to sign a sworn statement instead of showing ID. The chief election officers in two of Texas’ largest counties are considering whether to refer cases to prosecutors for possible charges.

Which is how it should be.  Then, however, we have the flip side (sorta analagous to our “NH Not Working”):

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A Feisty Conservative Activist vs A Nice Guy Who Wants To ‘Help People’

dean-baileyYour Grok has interwiewed and promoted Yvonne Dean-Bailey on several occasions – she holds down a full time job, has a seat in the State Legislature, and has been involved in national campaigns, IE for Carly Fiorina.

It won’t surprise you to learn that Ms Dean-Bailey voted FOR Right To Work this week.

Rio TiltonThe flip side of the coin is the perfect illustration of some of my favorite Yogi Berr-isms. In 2015, I interviewed and subsequently endorsed Rio Tilton for the State House – he seemed to be of the Right persuasion, and I was pleased to see Matt Mayberry from the NHGOP out stumping for him. However, the first pass of the interview was a little rocky, requiring Matt and I to indulge in a little coaching before recording what you see here.

I should have taken the warning signs more seriously – running for office ‘in order to help people,’ etc: Not exactly a red-blooded conservative, and so, now to the truisms of Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there” and “If you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Well, this week, Rio Tilton came to his fork in the road, lost his sense of direction, and voted against AGAINST Right To Work. Young man, you have about 18 months to rediscover your conservative compass! See the Rio Tilton Interview….


Sally Yates

Sally Yates

Have you heard of Sally Yates? If you are a devout Democrat or read one of those creepy political bloggers, you probably know the name. If you are the rest of America, she’s on the familiarity spectrum between Pepsi AM and the Facts of Life ‘Lost Episodes.’ If George Soros were re-re-re-making the Progressive version of Star Wars, she’d be the name uttered by R2 D2’s shaky hologram of Princess Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Help me, Sally Yates. You’re our only hope.”

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star_chamberFrom City Journal

“…imagine how galling it must be to hear elected officials take credit for something that, after all, they are strong-arming other people to do. When progressives expand the regulatory framework in which businesses operate, they claim credit for taking bold steps to fix social ills—but they also create consequences that they will never have to deal with themselves.”

And this, from a business that had to shut down. “The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seem to believe that we should be their cash machine to pay for all that ails us in society.”

Read the whole thing here.


Bill Gates

The $65 Billion Dollar Man has an idea about a new tax. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Here’s an interesting idea. First, you use government to drive up the cost of labor. Then, when a business decides to automate in response to that force, tax the automation to fund government programs for workers displaced by its meddling. Who had this great idea? The richest human on the planet. Bill Gates.

“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social  Security tax, all those things,” he said. “If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d  think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.”

Aren’t computers and software automation that has replaced billions of now untaxable man-hours?

If Mr. Gates and his estimated net worth of $65 Billion persist, perhaps The Government™ can begin by taxing his automation innovation, retroactively, back to the creation of Microsoft? As a proper leftist stooge he couldn’t possibly object to that, could he?




Mitch Kopacz, President of Gun Owners of New Hampshire, wrote such a brilliant response to the incompetent Tuftonburo Chief of Police Andrew Shagoury that it bears repeating here. Read the whole thing!


Listen to “GT Flashback – February 22, 2014 (Judicial Hellholes)” on Spreaker.

We welcome Darren McKinney from Americans for Tort Reform to discuss States that are Judicial Hellholes. We’ve also got voter fraud revelations tied to Joe Biden’s niece Alana and author Warren Ray joins us to discuss his book, ‘Shadow Patriots.’

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Temperature Tampering 1999 vs 2011

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2017

It’s not how it looks. The climate folks who are trying to get more money to encourage more tampering “research” promise us they didn’t fudge the numbers. They are “adjusted.” That’s the scientific term, you knuckle-dragging commoner. The fact that the ‘adjustment’ was necessary to justify continued alarmism, and that it also excuses bigger budgets, more spending, and […]

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Fake News? Just making sport of the MSM? Or a

by Skip February 17, 2017

disinformation plot to find leakers? BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. — The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017 Who the heck knows but certainly the Associated Press looks like a fool: AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups Sidenote: it is obvious […]

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Canadian Healthcare being super-duper? Realistically, more of a pooper

by Skip February 17, 2017

That’s all we’ve heard since Obamacare started the wind up to become legislation: “look at Canada’s medical system – it’s socialized!”.  Nitwits all – they kept on ignoring the more than anecdotal evidence that many Canadians came here for care (including a government Minister who took advantage of our cardiac expertise).  Thus, I’m not surprised […]

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Decisions have consequences – especially $15/hour Minimum Wage ones

by Skip February 17, 2017

As Governments continue the socialist redistributionist policies that the SEIU and its mob-advocates have been screaming over, that $15/hr minimum wage is going to have consequences: After looking at those prices it is clear that I’m not going to frequent the fast food places (and those with families, much less).  Why bother – some of […]

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Heh! On #DayWithoutImmigrants, look who decide to put out a Want ad?

by Skip February 17, 2017

Chuckle worthy! “Unsurprisingly, the world kept turning, and the American economy was unaffected by the meaningless boycott. Although boycott organizers somehow still thought that a boycott that ended in just one day would have some kind of effect. “The goal for today is for the president to notice how important immigrants are for the country […]

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Hey N.O.W.? Did you just have an Oopsies boycott moment?

by Skip February 17, 2017

This is just great!  I saw this earlier that the National Organization for Nags Women decided that Wegmans (a grocery store chain) had to be taught a lesson because (horrors!) they gave consumers choices when it came to wines – including Trump Wine (reformatted emphasis mine): Wegmans grocery stores in Virginia selling Trump Winery products became […]

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Cleaner America (not that Obama’s regulations had much to do with it)

by Skip February 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency still exists—though House Republicans have introduced a bill that would seek to change that, and President Trump is reportedly ready to sign executive orders to hamstring the agency’s climate change-related efforts—and it just released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report. The published information only runs through 2015, owing to the […]

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Data Point – Total debt by type by Americans

by Skip February 17, 2017

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Cleaning House at the US State Department

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2017

This should serve as a warning to every bureaucrat and political class flunky. Mr. Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is cleaning house. (CBS) Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed.  This […]

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She’s very confused, this one.

by Skip February 16, 2017

And I have a question for Anonymous (just the fact this person can’t leave their real name says something) that just left this comment at Kimberly’s post: Women’s March: I’m EMBARRASSED for my Gender Anonymous It’s just too bad that you don’t have respectable women reading your blog, because they would have already called you out […]

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