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(H/T: Barnorama)

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western-unionQuick little story: the Youngest needed money.  Since my name hasn’t been on his bank account for years (like when he was deployed), I just couldn’t simply transfer money from my account to his.  I really didn’t want to drive all the way to him and he’s not on PayPal.  What was left?

Western Union.

They tout themselves as “Send money as quick as a click”.  I found out otherwise real quick. More than a single click.  More than a few words, too.

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David French, whom we’ve had on GrokTALK!, does a run up and then asks a question.  First, the run up:

John and Jill are both applying to work at a company like Google, Apple, Starbucks, or Disney. John is an advocate for LGBT issues, he believes Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, and he thinks Black Lives Matter has pulled back the curtain on systematic police racism. Jill is an Evangelical Christian who believes marriage is God-defined as the lifelong, covenant relationship of one man and one woman. She knows that Caitlyn Jenner is a man. And while her heart grieves for racism, she believes Black Lives Matter is a dangerous, radical organization that is inciting violence and spreading dangerous hoaxes that are inflaming millions of Americans.

And now, the question about how Society sees the two:

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Yes, THAT Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) on Donald Trump:

Here’s the real story. You need a business filter to see it clearly. In my corporate life I watched lots of new leaders replace old leaders. And there is one trick the good leaders do that bad leaders don’t: They make some IMMEDIATE improvement that everyone can see. It has to be visible, relatively simple, and fast.

Why?

Because humans are not rational. Our first impressions rule our emotions forever. Trump has a second chance to make a first impression because his performance as President is fresh ground. Trump is attacking the job like a seasoned CEO, not like a politician. He knows that his entire four-year term will be judged by what happens before it even starts. What he does today will determine how much support and political capital he has for his entire term.

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bartertownI saw the news when this “avante – garde” (e.g., true socialism in action) small biz opened and decided to throw out all of the regular rules of capitalism (and, not to be too obvious, capitalism) and run it strictly according to socialist thought.  Apparently, they thought that they were “the Right People” socialists have been looking for to implement it.  Ah, the sad (but knowable) end (reformatted, emphasis mine):

The end has come for a popular Grand Rapids restaurant known as much for its creative vegan dishes as its progressive business model.

…Not only was the menu unconventional, so was the business model. Bartertown was a collective, which meant there were no bosses, according to Cappelletti. The inspiration for the worker-owned restaurant was based on Cappelletti’s own restaurant experience.  “Because of our economy, people are working 12- to-15-hour shifts, servers take home $200 to $300 a night in tips, the cooks are making $10 an hour and the owner takes whatever he takes, ” Cappelletti told MLive in 2011. “We’re going to have equal pay and equal say across the board. Everyone working together.”

And of course, they had to burnish their collectivist bona fides – all of them with no exceptions – make sure that ALL of their patrons knew their politics:

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student-walk-out-pic-copy_1479354443209_49913000_ver1-0_320_240College Campuses that want to declare themselves as sanctuaries for illegal aliens are a great idea and here’s why.

  1. Because they are violating Federal law, all tax dollars and federal grants can and should be terminated.
  2. Any university accepting students who are paying with federal student loans is subject to this scrutiny
  3. ICE will know where to look for the illegal immigrants. Once found they can be sorted, kept, or deported, based on existing law. Read the whole thing!

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When confronted with people who do not believe as they do, Liberals screech, insult, intimidate, protest, boycott, threaten, and riot. Progressives use these tactics on individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations to advance their social issues agenda or to silence or punish opponents.

Take no prisoners. Resistance is futile. Never stop even after you get your way. This is how the minority party exerts a majority force even though most of the zip codes across the fruited plain lean the other way. We here at the Grok have been refusing to be cowed for over a decade and taken the fight to them at every opportunity. Some are suggesting that it is time for more of us to do the same, and take at least one page in particular out of the progressive playbook.  Read the whole thing!

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A perfect illustration of reality refusing to bend to the left’s will. Or, put more simply: a perfect illustration of the delusional left.

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h/t @robport

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H/T AoSHQ

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Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions. His group project was due later this week.

I don’t even know what to say as the irony is just too strong.  Seriously, I can’t even begin to touch this.  Just glad that a good guy with a gun (and badge) just happened to be right around the corner.

Here in rural NH, though, the corner is at LEAST 10 minutes away IF a dispatched cop is at the station.  Otherwise it could be close to a half hour or so.  Much better to be your own First Responder.  And just don’t bring another knife, either.

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Oh, I said totem pole?  Is that offensive or “cultural appropriation”?  Too bad because from here, that’s exactly what it looks like from here.  Funny as all get out, them all tryin’ to prove who is the biggest victim group and worthy of praise – and more political spoils than the other groups.  But that’s what happens when you have a lot of groups screaming “US FIRST, US FIRST – we’re more oppressed than the others!”.  And all so willing to throw all other “diversity” groups under the bus – such an inclusive bunch of precious snowflakes.  From Campus Reform:

University of California, Los Angeles students were treated to a dinner dialogue this month on the topic of “white feminism” and its relation to white supremacy.

it just doesn’t get much better than this, does it?

The “White Feminism” dinner dialogue was hosted by the campus Intergroup Relations Program, an administrative center that seeks to educate the UCLA community on issues of “social identity, interpersonal, and intergroup relations/conflict, prejudice reduction, and social justice.”  Celia Cody-Carrese, an Intergroup Relations Center intern who helped put on the event, told The Daily Bruin that organizers chose white feminism as their topic because they think feminism has traditional ties with white supremacy, noting that the term “feminism” is most frequently applied to white women, while the concerns of black women are generally treated as a separate, racial issue.

Mitali Gupta, a UCLA Senior who attended the event, told Campus Reform that feminism’s link to white supremacy was indeed discussed during the meeting, adding that she agrees that such a connection exists.

KKK and Feminism – who knew?  Yeah, it’s really bad logic in going from Point A to Point Out-in-Space but they seem to make it work, sorta (sideways?).  But hey, it was bound to happen because this is what happens when Power derives from who you aren’t versus what you are.

Welcome to the basket of deplorables, darlings.

(H/T: Instapundit)

 

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…this wouldn’t be necessary – that Congress has to deliberately has to overrule some unelected, unaccountable, and more and more, unassailable bureaucrats? Who, according to the Constitution, should have the power here?  What we’ve been seeing is a complete inversion of how the process is supposed to work.

“Whenever one quarter of the members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the president their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that regulation.”

The story snippet at Instapundit – whole piece here.

The director of a coalition seeking to restore a “balance of state and federal power” is in Midland this week garnering support for a constitutional amendment he believes provides the fastest and most reliable way to rein in power of regulators in Washington.

The “Regulation Freedom Amendment” specifically says:

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Shawn Jasper Binkie…petty, little, nitwit with grandiose self-assuredness of his ability to blunder about.  A STERLING example of absolute power (in his case, in very small ways) over those that have no power at all – the definition of a tyrant.  Seriously, Jasper, the height of blatant “Retribution – I shall do it….because I can“!  And against someone that has no power at all.  But then, again, isn’t Jasper all about humiliation (and you can take that anyway that you want). Reformatted, emphasis mine:

A former state representative and vocal critic of House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, filed a court complaint against the speaker on Tuesday, claiming that Jasper improperly had him removed from the Legislative Office Building during an orientation session for new lawmakers. Spec Bowers was a Republican representative from Sullivan County who served from 2010 to 2012, and ran unsuccessfully in November.

Throughout much of the past two years, he was a vocal critic of Jasper’s leadership and the partnership he forged with Democrats to obtain the position over the majority will of the Republican caucus.

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Who is MY House Rep – and chair of my hamlet’s Budget Committee. In the latter capacity, he’s doing a right fine job (especially in taking the School Board to TASK for obfuscation and obstructionism).  If he does all that he writes here (Laconia Daily Sun), I’ll be a happy camper!

To The Daily Sun,

I wish to provide an initial report to the citizens of Gilford & Meredith (Belknap County House District 2) whom I represent in the N.H. House of Representatives.

Although I will not be formally sworn until December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, I have endeavored to try to fulfill several of the issues on which I ran. Thus, I have submitted seven proposed bills to the Office of Legislative Services for the preparation of formal bills to be introduced in the 2017 Session beginning in January covering the following topics:

1. Repeal of the statute that allows persons attending college in N.H. to register and vote here, regardless of whether this is their permanent home.
2. Complete repeal of the tax on interest and dividends.
3. Revising the Business Enterprise Tax to eliminate any liability for the tax in any year in which the business organization does not have profits subject to the Business Profits Tax.

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kelloggs-blood-poolKellogg got some more explaining to do.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg Company, has provided at least $930,000 in support of the controversial work of the Black Lives Matter organization.”

Kellogg Inc. is uncomfortable advertising on Conservative Websites because they don’t align with their values. Values that include no moral objection to exploitative child labor and financing a group dedicated to violence and murder.

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

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Shawn Jasper and Dick Hinch with Jeb Bradley

Shawn Jasper and Dick Hinch with Jeb Bradley

NH House Republicans voted yesterday to keep Democrat Elected Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper.

He won by just a few votes, then is reported have begun ripping into the 49% of his caucus that wanted someone else.

Perhaps Chris Sununu can have a word with him about not mistreating the only people in the room who can help advance the Governor’s Republican agenda.

 

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That’s what Kellogg said here.  Well, there is that old saw of never picking a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel (or nowadays, pixels).  And who have investigative reporters armed with Lexis-Nexis and der Google.  Why?  Brietbart, the target of Kellogg’s ire thanks to Leftist activists trying to put them out of business, has come up with this (reformatted, emphasis mine):

The international human rights organization Amnesty International is slamming Kellogg’s and other companies that it says are profiting from child labor and other exploitative practices. The new report, “The Great Palm Oil Scandal,” released Wednesday, “investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade.”

Wilmar provides palm oil to Kellogg’s and other producers of consumer goods.

So, Kellogg, the pregnant question: is this aligned with your values as a company?

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Shot:

…So, while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the safety and security of our employees and customers in mind that we respectfully ask people not to bring firearms into our stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s permitted by law. Of course, authorized members of law enforcement are an exception.

Chaser: OK, dude, my firearm will not as my feet won’t either.

Hangover:

While I have purchased Levi jeans in the past, I generally now only purchase either Land’s End or more recently, LL Bean.  So saying that I would participate in a boycott is rather weak statement.  And TMEW hates to go clothes shopping for herself so…

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Shot:

“We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s flak Kris Charles. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to remove ads from that site.”

Chaser:  My dollars are no longer aligned with your products.

Hangover:

I don’t eat their products (listed at the above link) – but TMEW does….er, did.  But you know, if Kellogg wants to slag me simply because I visit their sites (and often link them up on stuff that matters to me), so be it.  They certainly don’t have to spend their money on Breitbart – after all it is THEIR money.

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Abdul the OSU terrorist

Abdul Razaq Ali Artan

On the front page of yesterday’s Union Leader (Greater Manchester Edition) the subheading reads, “Professor knows some of those injured in Monday’s lone-wolf attack.”

The Islamic State has taken credit for the actions of Somali immigrant Abdul Razak Ali Artan who drove his automobile into a crowd and then emerged to attack bystanders with a knife until he was shot and killed by police.

So, if an international terror group takes credit for an act based on a global movement, can you still call this a lone wolf attack?

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The Left isn’t getting that Trump just keeps on trolling them…

by Skip November 30, 2016

And a real life example with uber-Left (and Hillary rump-swab) “journalist”Andrea Mitchell: On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell’s exchange with former Defense Secretary William Cohen turned surprisingly contentious when the Clinton cabinet official started lecturing the press on its obsession with every tweet from President-elect Donald Trump: “I think we have to […]

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Rep. Frank Edelblut to Receive Americans for Prosperity 2016 Tom Thomson Conservative of the Year Award

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2016

For Immediate Release – November 30, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297   Rep. Frank Edelblut to Receive Americans for Prosperity 2016 Tom Thomson Conservative of the Year Award at Christmas Party December 9th MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today announced that State Representative Frank Edelblut will receive the organization’s coveted […]

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Ray Buckley Running for DNC Chair Headline

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2016

New Hampshire Democrat Party State Chairman Raymond Buckley (D – Blame the Kock Brothers), who has for a number of years served as a DNC vice-chair, wants to the top spot in the national party machine. All the local papers are reporting it, but none of them are phrasing the effort in the proper terms. “White leader […]

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Yeah, I don’t know what this means either – academic stupidity

by Skip November 29, 2016

This is what happens when you let your kids grow up to be cowboys gender study academicians – they write a lot of run-on sentences that mean pretty much nothing: Gender as multiplicity: Desire, displacement, difference and dispersion Stephen Linstead, University of York, UK, and Alison Pullen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Abstract This article argues […]

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OPEC’s delusional dilemma

by Skip November 29, 2016

All things come to an end – and it’s looking like it is now OPEC’s time: Shot: “The reality is that only Saudi Arabia and perhaps the U.A.E. and Kuwait are prepared to make any cuts, and those will be modest and short-lived,” said Bob McNally, founder of consultant Rapidan Group in Washington. “At best, […]

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Notable Quote – Dierdre McCloskey

by Skip November 29, 2016

The mechanism seems to be that, when a sensitive adolescent in a nonslave society first notices that some people are much poorer than her family, she is likely to conclude that the best remedy is to open Daddy’s wallet. (It is not an efficacious plan, because redistribution can give to the poor the mere 20 […]

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And this NH “political” story absolutely misses the REAL point entirely

by Skip November 29, 2016

Let us first contemplate this from Ian Underwood (emphasis mine) – which was (in part): But I urge the committee to consider a couple of deeper, less obvious consequences, not just of passing a bill like this, but of even bringing it up for consideration. The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the […]

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Chuck Morse – “our voting crap don’t stink” (parapharsed)

by Skip November 29, 2016

Republican State Senator Chuck Morse is irritated.  My, my, the person who blessed implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion here in NH allowing grown able-bodied men to sponge off the rest of us, is upset.  And he doesn’t like it at all.  Piqued?  Surely.  Angered?  I just wish I was there with camera in hand to catch […]

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Chicago Taxes Plastic Grocery Bags to Save the ‘Environment’ (wink-wink)

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2016

Chicago recently instituted a new $0.07 per bag tax on plastic grocery/store bags. No price is too high to save the environment, right? What if the “environment” is the city budget? Roughly 70% of that green-tax will go directly to the city to plug holes in the municipal budget. The stealth tax does not quite […]

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Gifts That Keep On Taking…

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2016

  UPDATED AND BUMPED – Upon the news that NH Democrat Party Chairman Ray Buckley is planning to run for Chair of the Democrat National Committee, I thought I’d make it a bit easier for der Google to help them out.  Originally Posted on December 15, 2012. – Skip     by Steve MacDonald I […]

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