In New Hampshire’s last legislative session, no bill sparked more unexpected public engagement than HB 1508. It consisted of a simple statement: “Terminate all plans, programs, activities, and expenditures relative to the implementation of the common core state educational standards which have been adopted or may be adopted by the state board, including any assessments and instruction based upon such standards.”
HB 1508 failed, but not before stirring up a hornet’s nest that shows few signs of settling down. Read the whole thing!
The Human Rights Campaign founder and highly regarded Democrat political operative Terry Bean has been accused of raping a 15 year old boy. [Insert influential "coming out of the shadows" metaphor here.]
Real Estate Investor Terry Bean’s HRC has been putting money into New Hampshire Democrat hands for years, but significantly more after Ray Buckley became Chairman of the Democrat party. All these numbers are from Open Secrets.org.
This week on GrokTALK! Dr. Joe Hannon is up first to give us an update on the disruptive force that is ObamaCare and Medicaid Expansion to patients and healthcare professionals.
Then we are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads member, to talk about what ObamaCare has done to his patients, and to discuss his article in The Hill based on the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians that found…” Of the 20,000 doctors surveyed, almost 50 percent stated that Obamacare deserves either a “D” or an “F.
Plus this weeks Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Rail in NH, Cram, Bean, Amnesty, and more…
Strong words? We come to make peace, they said. We come in the spirit of brotherhood, they said. Ahhh Taqiyya – a little background is in order…
Those peacemakers were representatives of five organizations which are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, including CAIR and ISNA – that would be the same CAIR that has long been suspected of funding terror, and was recently labelled a terrorist organization by the UAE for doing just that.
We come in peace. Hmmm – on the exact 100th anniversary (November 14th 1914) of a declaration of Jihad by “The Last Caliph”, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Christians within a few months, North American Islamic organizations arrange for their “conciliatory” prayer service to be held in the historic National Cathedral. (From Breitbart) Just a coincidence?….
This week on GrokTALK! Dr. Joe Hannon is up first to give us a local update on the destructive force that is ObamaCare. Next up is Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads member to talk about what ObamaCare has done to his patients and to discuss the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians that found…” Of the 20,000 doctors surveyed, almost 50 percent stated that Obamacare deserves either a “D” or an “F.
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This week on GrokTALK! Dr. Joe Hannon is up first to give us a local update on the destructive force that is ObamaCare. Next up is Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads member to talk about what ObamaCare has done to his patients and to discuss the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians that found…” Of the 20,000 doctors surveyed, almost 50 percent stated that Obamacare deserves either a “D” or an “F.”
It’s all about ObamaCare with some other special guests expected. So tune in right here, tomorrow morning at 9am. (With a live-stream only per-show that could start anytime after 8:30am)
Since his introduction as another vote-stealing Democrat, activists and local papers (Milford Cabinet?) have been in denial, claiming that Cram has been wrongfully accused, and even asked Ed Naile from CNHT, repeatedly, to apologize. Last week on GrokTALK! we were begging all these people to keep up their act, but the curtain has finally dropped. Cram is busted, his advocates are in full retreat, and Ed Naile is grinning as he prepares to file a lawsuit against Jared Cram.
For a tiny taste of the evidence visit CNHT and have a look. Keep in mind, this is only a sample. And this is only one part of the story. There were other forces at work trying to hide Cram’s fraud, as yet unnamed but soon to be exposed. and you’re going to love it when you see it.
The one thing about Progressives and Big Government types – they can’t seem to want to let go of 19th century technology – trains. They get all goose-bumply every time it seems to come up and provide yet another opportunity to spend other peoples’ money to advance their fascination to relegate the many for paying for the few “privileged”. Oh sure, they have lots of excuses and obfuscations – they’ll wax eloquently about “working while riding”, Green transportation, evil cars, emissions, economy, and oh yeah, the economy.
Always the economic benefit but none of them can refute one Important Fact – NONE of them wants to pay full boat themselves for the cost of it – and how can it stimulate the economy when it can’t even pay for its own existence?? In today’s UL is an article talking about the options that are making these old fashioned tech fanboys and girls – and it summarizes it well be asking “Who REALLY pays?” (reformatted, emphasis mine):
The Manchester Regional option calls for $246 million in total capital costs, with half that coming from federal grants and another $51 million coming from the value of MTBA supplying the trains and track rights. Calculations show about $7 million beyond ticket and advertising revenues would be needed annually to pay the debt service and the remaining operating costs. By comparison, the Nashua Minimum scenario would cost $120 million in capital costs or $39 million after federal and MBTA contributions. That would leave a $4 million yearly gap to bridge. The Concord Intercity option would cost $256 million, or $128 million after federal funds. The Concord option would not get any MBTA contributions, so $15 million a year would be needed beyond ticket and advertising revenue.
Put another way, that annual cost that still would need to be funded breaks down to $10 per estimated rider per one-way trip under the Manchester option, $22 for the Nashua alternative and $61 for the Concord option, according to the study.
As Steve pointed out, Terry Bean is a member of the Democrat National Committee, a big money bundler for Obama, an abortion advocate, a founder of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, and a friend of Ray Buckley (DNC Vice-Chair, gay advocate, and Chair of the NH Democrat Party) was arrested on accusations that he raped an under-aged boy (e.g., “jail bait”).
Now, if this was a member of the RNC (Republican National Committee), you could not lose a bet that ALL of the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC) would have something up about in in under 30 seconds flat. I did a Google search earlier this morning- not a single of the Big Three had anything up on this news story. Nada. Nein, zippo, nothing. What’s the over / under that not ONE network will even spend 15 seconds on this story?
Democrats with bylines – cannot spoil the narrative, now, can we? Glenn Reynolds has it right over at Instapundit with this (emphasis mine):
Making sure you know what they want you to know is job #2 for them; making sure you don’t know what they don’t want you to know is job #1.
Welcome Latinos – we’ll build a banana republic just like your old one!
In the ancient movie, Moon over Parador, Richard Dreyfus pretended to be a dictator in order to shore up a failing regime.
Life imitates art: Barry must have been smoking something, because this week, he’s imitating a dictator – not realizing that what makes America attractive to so many refugees from South of the border is that we aren’t (weren’t) a banana republic!
I know some of the critics of this action call it amnesty. Well, it’s not. Amnesty is the immigration system we have today — millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules.
Yes, but before last night, they feared deportation. Which is the opposite of an amnesty!
And now, with Obama’s edict, they don’t have to worry about deportations AT ALL. For all of the bluff of “heightened deportations”, Read the whole thing!
In this segment we talk California’s new court-ordered shall issue gun law, the Right to self defense, Crime, Morality, Leadership, Scott Walker – who is a template for Republican success that needs to be followed here in NH if not everywhere. Then we pivot to Bill O’Brien (who did get elected Speaker of the NH House three days after this broadcast).
From this weeks Goldberg File – Jonah Goldberg’s point on the problem of trying to keep up with Obama’s Scandals…(emphasis mine)
It is always remarkable to me — which is why I am remarking upon it — how the only way this president can be rescued from a bad news cycle is if an even worse one comes along. This is a source of frustration for many on the right who get outraged by the fact that “we” don’t talk enough about Fast & Furious or Benghazi or the IRS scandal or the VA scandal or Ukraine/Syria/Islamic State/China/Libya/Gitmo . . . . etc. The reason some of these topics get pushed to the backburner, even on the right, is that another controversy or scandal suddenly eclipses the previous one. If I ask you to hold a bowling ball and then, five minutes later, I surprise you by throwing a second bowling ball at you and shouting “Catch!” it’s sort of unfair for me to expect you not to drop the ball. (“That may be the worst thing you’ve ever written” — The Couch.)
After Obama announced his Amnesty plan via Executive Order last night, Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent out the following statement:
Our immigration system is broken and needs a comprehensive, permanent fix. The reform bill we passed in the Senate more than 18 months ago with strong bipartisan support was the best way to address this problem. It invested in border security, reformed our visa programs and provided a tough, practical plan to deal with the millions of undocumented immigrants who are already here in the United States.
It’s unfortunate that the House has refused to act on this bipartisan, comprehensive bill. If it were brought to the floor, I believe it would have the votes to pass. The House leadership should reconsider their opposition to this commonsense legislation while there is still time to pass this bill this year. Immigration reform is a national challenge that requires a long-term, comprehensive resolution by Congress.
Do morons like Shaheen ever stop and think that maybe Representatives in the House are actually listening to their constituents? Regardless of the reason the House hasn’t passed the Senate’s bill, that is how government is supposed to work. There are 3 branches of government for a reason. Apparently Shaheen believes that our country should be run like a Monarchy rather than a Constitutional Republic.
Conservative Review has a quick list of the lies implicit / explicit / omission by Obama last night:
Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute…
Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America…
Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently: Under the royal edict, the work permits can be renewed every three years, and most likely, they will be renewed at the same 99.5% acceptance rate as DACA applications…
Lie #4: Only 5 Million: Make no mistake about it. Obama’s illegal amnesty will not just apply to 5 million individuals. It will apply by default to all 12-20 million illegals in the country as well as the millions more who will now come here to enjoy the permanent cessation of borders and sovereignty…
Yeah, ain’t this the height of irony. Obama calls out “Free Entry” (and free access to our welfare system) to those coming in through our Southern border and Mexico (who supplies the majority of its citizens as our illegal aliens) had decided to use a Free Market alternative to slow down immigrants through its borders – ABC 10 news (reformatted, emphasis mine):
SAN DIEGO – If you are a United States citizen and cross the border frequently you may have to pay a fee to go into Mexico. The National Immigration Institute in Mexico (INAMI) has started a pilot program in which foreigners that enter Mexican territory for more than seven days or they will be involved in paid work, they will have to pay 306 pesos, or about 28 US dollars.
“We are doing what should be done,” said Rudolfo Figueroa, representative of INAMI in Baja California. “Foreigners who enter Mexico have the obligation to register; if they will be in national territory for more than seven days, they have to pay the right of non-residents.”
“Why now?” “The Country has been waiting over 500 days”
Really. He got grilled by Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Fox this morning from the aspect of legal immigrants who have made a big investment and now Obama simply GIVES illegal immigrants a free pass. They’re HAPPY because it is more fair. President Press Secretary Earnest kept harping on Congress inaction on immigration for the reason why Obama issued his Executive Order that unilaterally changes “settled law” dutifully passed by Congress and Presidentially signed into law:
From Iowahawk – my retweet of Iowahawk actually. RT .@iowahawkblog: … no matter how low your opinion of Washington, it's nothing compared to Washington's low opinion of you. — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) November 21, 2014 He later tossed this out there, and hey –when you’re right you’re right. Congress – Make it Happen! Congress […]
So far, VERY quiet. Have the day off today so I thought that I would call all four of our Federal Representatives (your choice as to whether they represent us or they are the representatives TO us from DC); I called their DC offices rather than a NH one (previous experiences have shown that the […]
I don’t watch Obama any longer but I heard he is going to single handedly destroy the Democrat Party that his Harvard Marxist pals run. Recognizing Cuba , I mean funding Cuba with US reconstruction money, will be next on the collection of things to check off his Harvard student lounge “When I am President” […]
While I have been reading Session’s words for a while (one of the few Senators making a sustained effort on behalf of American workers knowing the impact that granting Amnesty will bring due to an unnecessary and unwanted dilution of the labor market that already has 92 million people out of the labor force) but […]
From Ed Morrissey Hot Air: Semi-retired President invokes the Sick And Tired clause of the Constitution Sick and Tired of those recalcitrants in Congress not giving him his throne and scepter, I guess. The runner up line was caught by NewsBusters (penned by Jonathan Alter): ‘Many Homes’ Will Hang Portrait of President Obama Some homes […]
Via Betsy’s Page, Prof Thomas Sowell’s take down of NYT’s opinion writer Nicholas Kristof that slavery isn’t the slavery of the past – but liberal policies aren’t helping: …Kristof’s other “overwhelming” evidence of the current effects of past slavery is that blacks do not have as much income as whites. But Puerto Ricans do not […]
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