First, Trump put out this side-by side mashup of Obama 2008 vs Hillary 2012-2016:

Then we found this from 2007: Don’t be a mind-numbed drone, Vote Different….



(h/t @jimgeraghty)

Good God! We’re screwed!



Recently Eric Estevez, New Hampshire State Rep from Pelham running for U.S. Congress in District 02, claimed several people endorsed him during the Republican National Convention via his Twitter feed. Read the whole thing!

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Just ask them – and our friend James O’Keefe did just that. The key to the Democrat strategy?  Like always during a campaign – they won’t be truthful about what they really want to do.  Obfuscate.  Equivocate. Shade it.  Doubletalk it. Distract it.  Skew.  Change the language.  Or simple, outright lie.

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)


Under the planned economy, we did not pursue happiness by making others happy. Instead, we pursued happiness by making others unhappy. Our energies were spent fighting for power and gain. We were competing, even competing for life and death, but we were not creating value.

-Weiying Zhang ( The Logic of the Market)

Prof DonBoudreaux add (emphasis mine):  Greed is not just for money

Every expansion of the state incites more people to compete – and to compete more intensely – to possess the power over others that that expansion brings.  From each individual’s perspective, it’s better to be in the group that exercises power rather than in the groups against whom the power is exercised.  Unlike competition in markets, competition for power wastes material resources and human time and energy (rent-seeking wastes); such competition is never win-win but, rather, win-lose.  But also unlike competition in markets, competition for power results in the worst form of inequality – indeed, the only form of inequality that warrants legitimate concern – namely, inequality of power.  Those with state power, regardless of how they acquire it, can command those without state power.  Those with state power use force to override the choices of those without state power.  Those with state power do the choosing; those without state power do the obeying.

Progressives should be called out for their increasing of power inequality – more for themselves and The State (but I repeat myself).

The Bigger the Government, the smaller the citizen

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)


Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our elected officials WOULD contemplate “is this Constitutional”?

First Lady Michelle Obama:

“Make no mistake about it, this November, when we get to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.  And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton.”

Ah yes, the First Lady that believes all your school lunches belong to her is supporting the First Lady that believes all your children belong to her Village. And who can forget what Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry (Ph.D, ex-MSNBC hostess) said about whose should have your children (I just can’t resist):
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a private notion of children; your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children,”

And this is no laughing matter – Progressive ideologues, like the three harpies above, are becoming more and more open about their true beliefs and they are not traditional American ones (and not just about who owns your children either).

Is it really within the Constitutional role of President to turn American children one way or another?  Should it be?  I think not – but they truly do.  So ask yourself – how are their words any different than this guy’s?

We don’t need you. We have your children

That, as well as what the three harridans said, should chill everyone.  In effect, they are stating that The State does and should have responsibility for children and not their parents.  This is a traditional American outlook on the family as the building block of society?


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David Daleiden (Ellen Kolb photo)

David Daleiden (Ellen Kolb photo)

From the Houston Chronicle:

The Harris County [Texas] District Attorney’s office on Tuesday dismissed all charges against anti-abortion activists who secretly videotaped Planned Parenthood officials in Houston.

David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were charged with tampering with a governmental record, for using a fake identification to gain access to the facility. In a surprise move before a hearing on the legitimacy of the indictment, prosecutors dismissed the charges.

Yup. Right before it was put-up-or-shut-up time, the prosecutor decided to stop wasting the taxpayers’ money. Good call.


“Freedom is the right to question, and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuing revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows us to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions. It is the right to put forth an idea, scoffed at by the experts, and watch it catch fire among the people. It is the right to stick – to dream – to follow your dream, or stick to your conscience, even if you’re the only one in a sea of doubters.”

-Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States, Governor of California, writer, speaker, and actor

It is also not being limited by Government. Freedom is not the natural state of Man, for there are ALWAYS those striving to be able to tell you how you WILL live your life.



tax policiesIt is well known that Democrats have been furious with companies undergoing tax inversions – a US company buys a foreign company and then moves its headquarters to that foreign entity.  Reason? US corporate taxes are too high compared to other countries.  Given that their legal fiduciary responsibility is to their shareholders, they do the deal.  However, our feckless Progressive politicians believe that they are ENTITLED, to THAT tax money and that companies are STEALING that money that “belongs” to them in government.

Doesn’t matter that it actually belongs to them that earned it.  That’s the selfishness of the Entitlement State.

And Donald Trump has joined that Democrat outcry, albeit for a different reason (emphasis mine, reformatted):

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Sign Petition: ‘Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property’ – Prompted By Kerry’s comments.

Yep, if you recognize part of the post title – straight out of Alinsky. Or from this Conservatarian’s viewpoint – “Lead by example”.

Steve had this post on Boston Brahmin wanna-be, Secretary of State John Kerry (and all-around blowhard, hence the moniker of “Live Shot” who came to his money by marrying the wives of formerly rich and then dead men) who wants to carry out the Progressive belief that they have to take away stuff from you “for the common good”.  Meanwhile, they always seem to exempt themselves from the same rules they blithely impose on the rest of us.

But while Steve has lots of examples on how to “lead”, he (and they) won’t.  Because rules and laws are for the Little People who don’t have magic hats. Or expensive yachts.

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Thrown under the busAl, from this double Blue Star Dad, you’re still alright in my book – you go, Devil Dog!  Kevin Landrigan (not exactly likin’ on Conservatives byline) has a piece in the UL about Al Baldasaro’s truth telling on Hillary Clinton:

LONDONDERRY — Conservative Republican State Rep. Al Baldasaro never needs to go looking for controversy — it finds him.

Yeah, well that’s what happens when you tell the truth that the Political Class doesn’t like (been there, done that).  He’s right: selling out America’s uranium stocks to the Russians, abandoning the Benghazi four to die AND THEN LIED ABOUT IT, and selling out American interests after getting Bill lucrative speaking fees from despots and ne’er-do-wells world-wide?  The money laundering that is the Clinton Foundation?  Don’t get me started.  But the worst is the reaction of the “Establishment Republican Elite” acting like Democrats in waving down the nearest bus to throw him under – but he shouldn’t have been surprised.  After all, it seems that every chance she gets, NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn grabs for those bus keys (and Kelly Ayotte has her driver’s permit) (emphasis mine, reformatted):

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Alicia Preston has an Op-Ed in the UL today (“Another View — Alicia Preston: I’m finally #NowTrump because I’m #NeverHillary“) talking about why she will now vote for Donald Trump.  In part, this caught my eye:

…I remembered two years ago how I tried to convince friends who were unhappy with Scott Brown as our nominee for U.S. Senate that they were wrong to support a third-party candidate or simply not vote; that the alternative was not better than Scott, and that no message is being sent, we’ll simply lose to the Democrats. (Which we did.)…

Well, if one puts winning as the only piece of the puzzle, being a Republican Republican for the sake of the Republican Party, well, she’s right and she makes the premise that if one is a Republican, only winning is important.  Sorry, that doesn’t cut it because “Winning is only a precursor; what is most important is what you do afterwards” and what Alicia wants us to swallow is that anything is ok – that winning “flushes away” any Democrat-lite actions or totally ignoring the Republican platform altogether

Sidenote: Really?  Ignoring that Republicans have instituted new taxes, bigger government, and Obamacare here in NH while making political speech harder here in NH, Alicia?  That’s OK?

So as far as that “we’ll simply lose to the Democrats” part is concerned, it brings this back to mind:

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Low information voters, otherwise known as Democrat progressive voters, support Hillary’s choice of Paul Ryan for VP.  Yes, you read that right.  Watch Mark Dice interview the brain dead.  But be ready to cringe when it sinks in that their vacuous vote counts just as much as yours does.



The answer to the questions turns on this. Is it more compassionate to feel good or to do good? So who believes which goal is most important?


Estevez pokes bee hive


air-conditioningWhen we tell you “it is never enough,” or “They will never stop,” we are not kidding.

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Kerry said that most of the substances banned in the Montreal Protocol have increased the use of HFCs and claimed that the coolant was thousands of times more potent than CO2. He added that the increase of HFCs has led to the trend of global climate change.

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by Skip


(H/T: Powerline)


“Ugh, what a dismal observation on the state of our economy. Companies are almost making as much money from manipulating Washington as they earn from serving consumers. Heck, just consider the way politically connected financial institutions tilt the playing field for unearned goodies.”


(H/T: Dan Mitchell)


We have lost the government we learned about in civics class, with its democratic election of representatives to do the voters’ will in framing laws, which the president vows to execute faithfully, unless the Supreme Court rules them unconstitutional. That small government of limited powers that the Founders designed, hedged with checks and balances, hasn’t operated for a century. All its parts still have their old names and appear to be carrying out their old functions. But in fact, a new kind of government has grown up inside the old structure, like those parasites hatched in another organism that grow by eating up their host from within, until the adult creature bursts out of the host’s carcass. This transformation is not an evolution but a usurpation.

From a longish post on how the Progressives have subverted the Constitutional philosophy of self-Government – I highly suggest that you all go read it. As you do so, consider the other half of “self-government” – the ability for each one of us how to conduct our own “Pursuit of Happiness” or self  government – as in our own daily lives in making our own decisions of what is best for ourselves.  Once again, I ask “Is there any area of your life in which Government has not already decided (and therefore, limited) what it is that you can choose for yourself?  Emphasis mine:

What has now largely displaced the Founders’ government is what’s called the Administrative State—a transformation premeditated by its main architect, Woodrow Wilson. The thin-skinned, self-righteous college-professor president, who thought himself enlightened far beyond the citizenry, dismissed the Declaration of Independence’s inalienable rights as so much outmoded “nonsense,” and he rejected the Founders’ clunky constitutional machinery as obsolete.

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Based on the book by Peter Schweizer.


Washed-Up Washerwoman:
Debbie Schultz Rinsed Out of Dem Convention!

by Mike July 24, 2016

Extraordinary efforts to tilt the scales for Hillary, and smear Bernie, exposed by WikiLeaks From If WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 20,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee harmed anyone in particular, it’s party chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Just as the party was appearing to enjoy some movement toward unity, Bernie Sanders’ campaign […]

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Someone We’re Familiar With Suggested Faking a Sex Scandal To Punk Trump

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2016
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Democrat operative and NH Vote thief Janice Rottenberg has a history that eventually linked up to Christina Freundlich. Freundlich, another young trained-in-nothing-productive Democrat operative (Iowa Democrat Party), got famous taking a selfie in front a tragic gas explosion and fire. She is now a Deputy Communications Director for the Democrat National Committee, where her latest claim to fame surfaces […]

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#DNCLeaks Exposes Hillary and Democrats – Hispanics Are Reliable Vote Slaves

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2016
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This isn’t news to you but the Left view Hispanics as Electoral Pokemon to be captured and herded onto the Democrat plantation. Once there, they can be relied on to fight for them and keep them in power. Well, that’s what this says. How Hispanics might react to the WikiLeaks revelation remains to be seen […]

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More Women Recorded in Bedford Target Dressing Room

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2016
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Police arrested a “man” after he was caught recording “women” in the changing rooms at the Target Store on South River Road in Bedford, New Hampshire Police arrested Zachery Bishop, 22, of Raymond, on June 23, 2016, on a violation of privacy charge, after he was allegedly caught recording victims, fled the store, and then […]

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Wonder Woman: Sword-Wielding Bad-Ass

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2016
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The Comi-Con trailer for the Movie reimaging of Wonder Woman is out. I did not see her in Batman v. Superman yet so perhaps this is old news but this iteration has the suitably attractive former Miss Israel Gal Gadot portraying the Amazonian Princess as a shield-bashing, rope wrapping, sword-wielding bad-ass circa WWI. I admit the trailer was […]

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Tweet Rolls – “Where are all the Hurricanes We Were Promised?”

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2016
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No, I did not get a response. Where are all the hurricanes we were promised? #GlobalWarming — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) July 21, 2016

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Shouldn’t All of NH’s Blood Sucking Parasites Be Packing for Philly?

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2016
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Just caught a tick crawling on my arm and another running across the… — James Spillane (@JASpillane) July 23, 2016 Shouldn't they all be on their way to Philly for #PHLDNC Convention? #nhpolitics — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) July 23, 2016

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Politico Writer Sends His Stories to the DNC Before his Editor Sees Them

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2016
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From the WikiLeaks Email Dump: Politico Writer sends his stories to the Democrat National Committee before they go to his editor for publication. Media Bias, much? Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing […]

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UNH President Makes About Half a Million – Look at What We Get!

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2016
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New Hampshire taxpayers should take a few moments to measure the value of their ‘investment” in leadership at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). UNH President Mark Huddleston is the second highest paid Public University President in New England. Huddleston’s compensation package – which increased 2.7 percent compared to the previous year – consisted of a base […]

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I hold Ray Buckley (NH Dem Chair and DNC V-Chair) responsible for this discrimination!

by Skip July 22, 2016

After all, it IS the Democrat Party that is all about nationalizing race/gender/sex quotes diversity.  Discriminating against men is just, well, collateral damage (or as the Communists say, to get a good Utopia omlette, you have to break a few men eggs; emphasis mine). DNC replaces two Vermont delegates — because they’re men. “State Sen. […]

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