The University of New Hampshire is always begging for taxpayers to backstop its budget. We can’t promise we’ll keep tuition down, UNH insists, without your help. This from the ‘culture’ that pays $17,570.00 for a cafeteria table.
UNH is also ranked number one for students with loan debt after graduation, mostly because the cheap loan monopoly run by the feds allows UNH to charge more. Adding taxpayer bailouts only exacerbates the problem.
So, what to do? Heather Macdonald has an excellent suggestion.
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws,” Obama told Fareed Zakaria in the TV special, “The Legacy of Barack Obama.”
What he meant,
I wanted the government to have a monopoly on force. That didn’t happen.
And, seriously. A TV Special called “The Legacy of Barak Obama?” We have that. It’s in its 9th season, produced and directed by the Main Stream Media.
The utterly socialist in nature union called SEIU has been the impetus for this national demand that everyone be paid at least $15/hr as a minimum “fair wage” wage. Frankly, being socialists (and duping millions of “new members” into redistributing their small amount of wealth to the SEIU), they don’t respect private property and seek to liberate as much money as possible from shareholders and owners. It is what they do. But like all socialists that don’t have all the guns they need (at least here in the US unlike in other countries), they really can’t control how the rest of Society reacts to this. McDonalds and others are now automating their front ends with kiosks and the hamburger robots aren’t long behind them.
Behold: two more examples where the threat of mandatory wages is going to show them Reality’s actual minimum wage in even more industries: trucking and retail: first Budweiser
and Amazon is testing a retail operation that needs no cashiers:
That would be Nancy Pelosi who has presided over the cratering of the Democrat hold on the US House and have become basically neutered (which is why I have little angst that both of my NH House seats are filled by two Democrat harpies (Maggie “The Red” Hassan and Annie “I’m more Progressive than you!” Kuster). But for the deary that said to find out what’s in it, we have to pass Obamacare, is this well past the whiplash syndrome?
SHOT: 12/6 – Pelosi warns GOP not to put Mattis waiver language in CR
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warned Republicans Tuesday not to put language in a continuing spending resolution that gives retired Gen. James Mattis a waiver from current law that requires officers to be out of the military for seven years before they take on the role as secretary of defense…Pelosi argued that Republicans need to drop the idea.
Senate Democrats are signaling that they will not block a must-pass spending bill despite reservations about the GOP using the measure to speed up the process for confirming Donald Trump’s defense secretary.
So, is this the Democrats just saying anything to get attention (the SHOT) or finally starting to accept the reality that they must now say “I lost”?
I think President Barack Obama is the worst president of my lifetime: an incompetent ideologue who made the world and the country worse. The economy is not as bad as it was directly after the crash, but it is much, much worse than it would have been had it not been weighted down with Dodd-Frank regulation and the anvil of Obamacare. Racial tension is worse, the national spirit is worse, the wars in the Middle East are worse, our nation’s place in the world is worse, our federal institutions are more politicized and corrupt — all because Obama simply did not know how reality worked and would not change his mind.
I knew all this was true or would be true by 2012, and when Obama was reelected over Mitt Romney, a much wiser, more adult, and steadier hand, I was dismayed. I was saddened. I was even distraught.
But I did not become a sniveling, whiny, self-obsessed pansy. I did not, that is to say, behave like leftists are behaving now.
Rep. Shawn Jasper is Speaker for a second term. He and Democrat Steve Shurtleff were the only nominees on the one and only ballot, with Jasper prevailing 214-165 before Shurtleff called for acclamation. Eight votes were scattered among other candidates. That accounts for all the reps present. Whatever divisions marked the GOP caucus last week were invisible today.
The Speaker’s remarks after the election were brief and contained no surprises. Among the statements: “we can’t let the ten to twenty percent on which we disagree drive a wedge between us.” Whether he meant ten-to-twenty-percent of bills or of attitude or of committee assignments, that horse may have left the barn awhile ago, depending on who you think “we” is.
I thought Rep. Mary Heath’s nomination speech for Shurtleff was interesting. “We need a leader who can bring us to the middle. We must address the divide among us.” One wonders what “the middle” looks like to her, after two years of Speaker Jasper holding the gavel.
So what ten-to-twenty percent of bills or policies will be out in the cold this term? The Speaker has already designated Rep. Dick Hinch for an encore as GOP majority leader, so if you liked 2015-16, then the next two years probably look pretty rosy.
On the other hand, if that ten-to-twenty percent reference leaves you a little suspicious, stay tuned. There will be work to do.
In the midst of a hookah induced haze (minus the hookah and the haze), something occurred to me. Out of the blue, if you like. The left (and now the right) uses boycotts as speech wherein the denial of commerce is exercised as a political act against a particular business.
You deny them your dollars as an act of political speech to send them a message.
But if money isn’t “speech” boycotts should not work.
No, I didn’t need this example to make that point, but it sounded pithy enough, right or wrong, to spark a conversation.
About to be former NH State Senator Jeanie Forrester (but “selected” to be NH GOP Chair, according to NH GOP Committeeman Steve “Bikini Man On A Plane” Duprey, NH Senate President Chuck Morse and Gov-to-be Chris Sununu) decided that she just had to write an Op-Ed praising Social Security (full piece after the jump). Curiously (or not, depending on your point of view and leaving aside the debate of whether it is Constitutional and if it should remain a Government pension or privately held) she decided to concentrate on saving it by emphasising how those recipients spend that money:
This outcome will have significant negative ripple effects. The income derived by Social Security benefits kicks off a cascade of events felt throughout the entire economy. That money is spent on goods and services, which supports businesses and creates jobs. But when an older American takes a cut in their already limited budget, he or she will make rational economic choices such as deciding against buying a new car or choosing not to eat out. These choices are felt throughout the economy.
According to a new analysis by AARP, Social Security fuels $1.6 trillion in economic activity in the United States. The cost of doing nothing is estimated to be upwards of $400 billion in lost economic output. Here in New Hampshire we’d see a $2 billion annual loss of economic output, which in turn could cost us around 11,100 jobs.
The Left are horrible losers (you can take that in any direction you want) and after this election we see that they will not stop in doing anything to gain the only thing they really care about (all other words otherwise to be dismissed summarily) is Power.
Simple. Just Power.
And if they can’t HAVE that Power (to which they are exhibiting behavior that shows that they REALLY believe they are entitled to it), they will do what ever it takes to regain it but also denigrate and delegitimize those to whom the American people have given it – in this case, Trump.
“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one…” -George Orwell
I don’t read the Concord Monitor. In fact, I completely avoid it ninety percent of the time. In my humble opinion, it is a leftist rag and chucked full of worthless progressive trash. If one is ever successful of getting ten pounds of sh*t into a five-pound bag, the Monitor has nailed it. On the other hand, I cannot seem to avoid some of the seemingly useless pablum that crosses my personal news feed. Sometimes, the even the most worthless people, writing the most worthless things are instructive to us all.
The South Australian Government, the world’s green energy crash test dummy, appears to have thrown in the towel. In the wake of economically damaging outages and vigorous complaints from major employers, the South Australian government are now attempting to reassure industry and domestic users that there is sufficient fossil fuel capacity to cover their needs, and claim to have stepped up efforts to secure more gas supplies.
Sadly, the lessons from South Australia (Denmark, Germany, England, Spain, and others) won’t have any impact on American Greens, who, like all elites, are willing to sacrifice as many of you as necessary to save the planet. Translated, this means “to ensure their lavish carbon-intensive lifestyles at the top of the sociopolitical food chain at your expense.
OK, a bit over the top on that title, but just by a little. After all, they both support Planned Parenthhood, right? And giving donations to the PP Action Fund, he helped Buckles defeat Kelly Ayotte (all of his verbal protestations aside we all only have to look at his actions). And there’s one other thing that ties the two together ideologically as well but let me do a quick set up.
So J-Ho has decided that she wasn’t going for threepeat for the NH GOP Chair – good move. And so like nature who abhors a vacuum, we’re seeing a bunch of folks flooding in to fill said vacuum. Thus far:
Matt Mayberry (current Vice-Chair, NHGOP)
Wayne MacDonald (former long term Vice-Chair and NH GOP Chair)
Jeannie Forrester (former State Senator, ran for NH GOP Gov nomination)
JP Marzullo (former Vice-Chair)
And this is where the NEXT tie-in with Ray Buckley comes in (and no, it doesn’t involve fake bikinis – that I know of):
UPDATE (Monday, Dec. 5, 1:40pm EST): YouTube has entirely removed PragerU’s new video with Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim who is a pro-Israel activist. In the video, Hafeez explains how he overcame the anti-Semitic indoctrination that radicalized him from an early age. Within hours of the video’s release Monday morning, YouTube flagged it for “hate speech” and took it down. PragerU is disputing YouTube’s removal of the video.
Please sign this petition to demand that YouTube remove its “hate speech” label on a video that is about fighting anti-Semitism!
Democrats, liberals, progressives, socialists and all other left-leaners are harping about the unfairness of the Electoral College. Oh, how unfair to have the President selected by a few votes in small states and not by a popular vote. Notice how they don’t want a majority of 50% or more. No, that will never do. In 1992 Bill Clinton became President with 43% of the vote.
It’s unlikely Mr. Reid had a President Trump in mind when he pulled the so-called “nuclear option” trigger three years ago, changing Senate rules to eviscerate the use of a filibuster to block presidential nominees.
Harry’s lack of depth perception before he had his “exercise band accident” means he may get to watch his trigger-pulling nuclear handiwork used against him with his one good eye. The left one, coincidentally.
Yesterday it was reported in the Union Leader that the bureaucrats making the rules for New Hampshire’s “druggie database” now want to require Veterinarians to not only add certain medications for pets into the database but they want to require vets to look up the human owners of said pets to check on THEIR information in the database. Recall the database was put into place to try and somehow stop drug addicts from getting more of the drugs they are addicted to. Read the whole thing!
While we were peacefully enjoying our Frosted Flakes every morning, thinking America and Tony the Tiger were both just G-r-r-reat!, a liberal revolution was seeping into the very fabric of our country (thanks, Obama!), and apparently oozing its way onto our breakfast tables (thanks, Kellogg’s!). The first sign of trouble came early in Obama’s reign, […]
Hampshire College is flying the American flag again. Hampshire College, which had previously removed its American flag after President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day, has returned the flag to its usual position on campus. The flag went to half mast after Hillary lost, then was burned. Rather than replace it and fly it properly the College […]
Tell me if this sounds familiar. A total number of 17,086 votes were cast in [Clark County, Nevada, District 15] for both Republican and Democrat candidates. However, when confirmation letters were sent to the voters in the District, the US postal service returned mail from 9,200 of these voters. Vaughn found that many of the people […]
Makes sense to me but I bet that Zandra Rice-Hawkins of Granite State Progress (and I always ask, progress to WHAT?) will try to Alinsky me over this chubby one (again)! Or, is this a green haired ham? (H/T: Powerline)
For all the sturm und drang about Brexit (and the absolute apocalypse that it was supposed to bring to the British economy), I see that it alone, amongst a number of other advanced economies, the pound sterling is up over the dollar – and the Euro. (H/T: Business Insider)
When decorating your tree this year, you might want to remember our liberal friends who suffered a reality slap that’s surely to sting for the ages. One great way to do that is to hang a Liberal Snowflake Christmas Ornament on your tree! Yes, the Liberal Snowflake Christmas Ornament. It not only commemorates the ongoing […]
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