Well, I wrote to ole Half-Baked on February 9th as a private citizen and heard nuthin’ but crickets…I even confronted him in person but he breezed by me like I was the help.   Then, all of a sudden, this shows up…someone must have told him I was part of a state-wide women’s organization instead of just some cranky old lady.

A political training class I once took told me to always ask myself this question when a politician deigned to engage with me:

How does it benefit the politician if I do what he or she asks?

You prolly can guess my answer.

 

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From Susan at PackingNH:

“SCEs believe they personally can ignore laws and act according to their own sovereign citizen ideology.” – Sovereign Citizen Extremist Report

Sounds vaguely familiar…

Obama

The Rule of Law – keep remembering that the example is set from the top down.  Why SHOULDN’T SCEs be able to ignore the law when the Chief Executive (and his agencies) are doing the same?  What enables the Chief Executive be able to ignore black & white duly passed Law while the regular Citizen cannot?  After all, the Chief Executive works for us, not the other way around, right?

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No matter where you happen to be or how many of them you cast.

No matter where you happen to be or how many of them you cast.

Heh!  I’m not sure I’d want to take that task on – enumerating those kinds of rules.  You see, standing on solid foundations are just so much easier to navigate through life – you never have to worry where you stand.  Or what your stances are.  RINOs?  The moderate middle?  Squishes?  The “just sounds right” crowd?  To me, that would be MUCH harder – just imagine really trying to keep track of your stances / votes of yesterday, last week, last month, last year, last decade and all the times inbetween.  I certainly couldn’t do it – nor would I want to.  And then in some kind of discussion, trying to defend what I can’t remember because I’ve flip-flopped more times John Kerry?  So I thought this at Conservative Review, outlining the attributes of a RINO, was kinda of amusing….

It becomes clearer every day that there are not only two parties in Washington, D.C., but there are also two wings of the Republican Party. Conservatives who fight for limited government, fewer taxes, less regulation, more freedom, devolving federal power to the states, prudent immigration, and constitutional principles…So what guides these powerful liberal Republicans?

Here are the 8 RINO rules:

1. Bait and Switch
This can also be referred to as “politics over principle” or “don’t fight now, fight later”…

2. Show Me the Money
Votes win elections and money is used to get votes, therefore simple calculus tells a RINO that money is the most important thing ever…

3. Fear
This one is simple – they instill fear in you the voter. You don’t want a Democrat in office – do you?

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I just had to chuckle when I read this headline – when are too many letters just silliness?

LGBT acronym not inclusive enough for Wesleyan University, which insists on LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM

…expialidocious!

This is no joke, notes Jennifer Kabbany at College Fix, by which she obviously means it is not intended to be funny. Wesleyan University, she observes (via Powerline’s Steven Hayward), “is now making sure every sexual fetish, whim, kink, orientation, impulse and desire … gets its own capital letter in the ever-growing acronym of the formerly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community.”

The new formulation is a mouthful. Repeat after me: LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM, which stands for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual, Genderf**k, Polyamourous, Bondage/Disciple, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism.”

Here is the official word from the university’s Office of Residential Life regarding an on-campus facility — a safe house, if you will — called “Open House” that accommodates all … er — “comers”:

Talk about jumping the shark! Heck, how would you design a flag with all that sub-sub-subsetting? Do they really expect ANYone outside of their clique(s) to really want to make sense of that, much less remember it?  Certainly not me – I have FAR better ways to waste my time (and I’ll admit, my memory isn’t as sterling as it once was to boot)  Hey, I have an idea:

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Another follower for GraniteGrok on Twitter: Mark Halperin

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“It was the first time I ever experienced this sense of shame, not just shame but also responsibility,” Cushing adds. “I knew that I lived in the United States. I was from there; I had reason to take on my government. So right after that, I made a conscious decision that I was going to go back to New Hampshire and live the revolution.”

 ¡Ay Chihuahua! But it seems ol’ Revolución Renny doesn’t care much for being being taken on himself….

From a press release from PackingNH Political Action Committee:

“Representative Renny Cushing, D– Rockingham 21, filed an election law complaint against Packing NH with the NH Attorney General’s office on February 25, 2015. A copy of the complaint was not provided to PackingNH; however, it is believed that, based on its original filing, Mr. Cushing asserted PackingNH was prohibited from making independent expenditures. On October 30, 2014, PackingNH sent mailers in opposition to Cushing and incumbents Democrats Ed Butler and Steven Shurtleff.

In a SeacoastOnLine article dated November 6, 2014, two days after Election Day, Cushing complained that the mailer paid for by PackingNH was “crazy” and “made-up stuff “. He added that “…the timing of the mailer’s delivery didn’t allow him a chance to publicly refute the claims. “

Cushing was forced into a recount after he tied with Republican challenger Ken Sheffert. During that recount, Cushing gained four votes on Sheffert due to the fact “the four votes came from ballots Sheffert challenged because they contained irregular or incomplete marks…Secretary of State Bill Gardner ruled those votes counted for Cushing.”

Consistent with and pursuant to NH RSA 664:3-I, PackingNH submitted an amended registration on November 12, 2014 along with its final statement of receipts and expenditures. Copies of both were sent to the Attorney General’s office yesterday evening and, following a telephone conversation with the Attorney General’s office this morning, the complaint against PackingNH will be dismissed.”

During his testimony last Thursday before the House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in support of HB 650 (universal background checks for firearms), Cushing thanked PackingNH for “elevating” the issue of firearms to his attention.”

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Democrat Governor AssociationThe post title summarizes it well:

Dem Governors respond to 2014 drubbing: We’re not changing a thing

…Shumlin is right, however, that Obama’s job approval ratings have rebounded slightly. That should be cold comfort for Democrats. According to the Democratic Party “autopsy” released this week, the president’s party has lost 13 Senate seats, 69 House seats, and 11 governorships since the president took office in 2009. I would add that the party has also lost control of 32 of the nation’s 99 legislative chambers (the party entered 2009 with control of 62 chambers and will end 2016 with control over just 30).

It was less about governors. It was very much about the national wave against Democrats,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell added, essentially repeating up his Vermont colleague’s blame shifting.

Yup, don’t change a thing.  Period. Forget about that “All politics is local” saying that former (and late) Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil used to say.  Just keep on truckin’

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illegal alien sign

Update: This should have gone up last night (e.g. Breaking) but I lost Internet just before hitting PUBLISH…sorry)

Go ahead, I DARE you to now tell me the difference between the Republicans and the Democrats in voting to fully fund the parts of DHS that Obama will use to work his (own words) illegal Executive Amnesty.  I guess now we really now know that Kelly Ayotte was against Amnesty for illegal aliens before (during her campaign) and now is for Amnesty – she just voted to fund it – showing that she’s willing to use our money to show us she “evolved” on the issue (as she was quite strident about support Amnesty until all those kids came across our border and she clammed up real quick about it).

Only TWO Republican Senators stood on Principles: Sessions and Inhofe.  A very sad commentary on the rest of the chickens.

Via Instapundit (reformatted, emphasis mine): Breaking stalemate, Senate votes 98-2 to debate ‘clean’ DHS bill

The stalemate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was broken Wednesday as the Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown. Democrats agreed to support the DHS bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stripped out provisions inserted by the House that would reverse President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.  The only votes against proceeding to the bill came from Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

So, the Senate Republicans did what a lot of us feared – they caved, fearing more for their seats than what was right in fulfilling their oaths.  Shameful.  Those that put all they were on the link when they signed the Declaration of Independence must be spinning in their graves with screams of WTF!  Old Ben was right – “if you can keep it Read the whole thing!

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CPAC 2015Not long from now I will be heading down to CPAC.  I will have access to email and twitter in transit but I do not expect to do any blogging until I get down there later today, and maybe not until tomorrow.

I’ll do my best to tweet pictures and commentary throughout Friday and Saturday.  I’m not sure what I’ll be checking in on or where I will end up.  I’m just going to walk around, meet people, listen to a few speeches, meet some more people, listen to a few more speeches, meet  a few more people, and see what happens.

 

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“You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today.  But I’ll make you this promise; there will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this Republic.  So you be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever.

UPDATE: It’s an annoying auto-play video so I’ve just put it after the jump.  You should listen to it because it perfectly encapsulates one of the biggest problems in the country today:

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Bill NyeRiffing off Steve’s post of “Bill Nye The Actor-Guy” is Nye’s “victim shaming” of the Jews in Europe who are facing more and more anti-Semite attacks – and it certainly looks like it is being driven by the Islamic in-flow as Europe embraced massive low income Muslim immigration.  Who, pretty much, are looking to assimilate into their new homes and aren’t all that hep on making nice on the Jewish communities long established.  Lots of euphemisms have been spilt in the cover ups over the attacks, notable the “youths” in France who have caused many of the attacks that have made it into the press.

Here, the bumbling Nye sticks his foot into it and blames…..wait for it……wait….not the Muslims but the Read the whole thing!

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Courtesy of Ken Parks, Jr is Rick Olson’s testimony on SB116 (the “Constitutional Carry” bill which would have NH follow in Vermont’s footsteps: legal to own a firearm?  Then you can open carry or concealed carry.  No asking “Nanny, may I?” to exercise a plainly written NH Constitutional Right):

It has passed the Senate, now to see if it passes the House given the Democrat appointed Speaker of the House Jasper and his Jaspercrats.  Will this “Republican” stand up to Gov. Maggie “The Red” Hassan and her threatened veto?  Or will crash and burn, giving the base yet one more reason to think “and I vote Republican…..why??”.  Only time will tell whether he will rise to the occasion or slither on the Floor.

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Sgt Sean Haggerty has made a place for himself with the NH Conservatives crowd – and not necessary a “cool” one.  We DO resent someone who is being paid with our hard earned money advocate against our Rights (re: SB116).  And I WILL go that next point – I think the reverse is wrong, too.  I really don’t believe that someone in government, on the taxpayer dime, should be doing advocacy testimony.  Period.  Not their place and certainly not in their official capacity.  To give a straight laced, fact only report at the behest of our elected leaders?  Yes, and desired in some cases, but it should be completely devoid of any whispers of subjective opinion.  You want to do that – take a day off, show up in civvies, and announce your name and town rather than in uniform and badge (video after the jump).

But here’s another example (reformatted, emphasis mine) – Instapundit: “Taxpayer-Funded U. Wisconsin Chancellor Spends Her Days Lobbying Alumni Against Scott Walker“.

Rebecca Blank, the taxpayer-funded chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has sent a number of emails to alumni openly lobbying against a budget proposed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that includes cuts to higher education.  A Feb. 18 email from Blank blatantly implores alumni to call state legislators to complain about the proposed education cuts.

 “If you choose to contact your legislator on behalf of the university, I encourage you to thank them for engaging in an active discussion about the university budget, tell them you recognize that the state is facing a difficult budget situation and that the university must do its share along with other state agencies, but that a budget cut of the magnitude called for in the proposed budget is just too big and will have a significant negative impact on UW-Madison and its students,” Blank propagandizes in the email obtained by The Daily Caller.

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“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

- Theodore Dalrymple (doctor, author, commentator)

(H/T: Susan)

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Socialists…..enemies of capitalism….income inequality…..people before profits……destroy the current system.  We heard this all before and when they followed, it didn’t work out well for anyone, did it?

We are Socialists

And yet, that’s what we hear all the time, isn’t it.  Remember, part of that overthrow was abandoning The Rule of Law; what are we seeing today? And REMEMBER, he called himself a Socialist.

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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A bit of fun at we Yankees here up North: You might be a New Englander…

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about New Englanders…

Forget Rednecks …. If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you live in New England .

If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New England.

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in New England.

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They cite themselves as a 501(c)(4) on the website.  So how come there’s no record of the tax-exempt girls over at Granite State Progress at the IRS Exempt Organization‘s list?

 

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Forty-four-year-old State Dept. counter-terrorism program chief Daniel Rosen was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor online.

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia said 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested in his Washington D.C. home after a series of online exchanges with a female detective from their department’s child exploitation unit.

The detective was posing as a teen girl when she made contact with Rosen. She arrested him when she arrived at his home. Rosen faces one count of use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile. It is unclear whether Rosen used State Department equipment or his own personal devices to communicate with the detective. …

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Republicans overwhelmingly won the 2014 elections to do one thing; to stop President Obama’s policies that are destroying our country economically and militarily, violating our Constitution, and stealing opportunities and freedoms from the American people.

Today Republican Senators and Congressmen are facing their very first opportunity to stop one of President Obama’s destructive policies, amnesty for illegal aliens and it looks like they will ignore their 2014 election mandate and support rather than stop President Obama’s destructive amnesty action.

President Obama’s amnesty harms American workers and taxpayers, it will reward law breakers with billions of taxpayer money, it encourages illegal aliens who commit crimes, is makes a mockery of our laws, it gives the finger to people trying to immigrate legally, is opposed by a majority of the American people, and Republican Senators and Congressmen agree with a Federal Judge that the President’s amnesty is an Unconstitutional usurpation of the Congress’s authority.

If Republicans were to accept and fund this destructive, unconstitutional, and unpopular action, which one of President Obama’s destructive policies will they oppose?  Read the whole thing!

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Billy Baer Brings Lawsuit Against Gilford NH Officer Who Arrested Him

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2015

This is what has to happen.  Officers who know the law need to be held to account for false arrest, including arresting people because some board or committee flunky doesn’t like where a public conversation is headed. (Laconia Daily Sun) William Baer has filed a suit in the United States District Court for the District […]

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Is Obama a Christian?

by Skip February 24, 2015

Certainly the Mainstream Media is hammering the presumed Republican Prez nominees if Obama is a Christian or not, for instance (reformatted, emphasis mine): Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective Republican presidential contender, said Saturday he does not know whether President Obama is a Christian.  […]

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I guess this shows that Democrats hate The Rule of Law

by Skip February 24, 2015

Executive Orders?  Ignoring court decisions?  No problem the first and and feel free to pay no attention to the second.  They ought to be REAL careful for what they wish for; from CNSNews (reformatted, emphasis mine): Rasmussen: Plurality of Democrats think Obama should be able to ignore court rulings if it’s “important” …Turns out, in […]

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Data Point – Home Ownership decline

by Skip February 24, 2015

“The homeownership rate in the United States dropped to a 20-year low of 64.5 percent in 2014, according tonew data released by the Census Bureau. The homeownership rate is the percentage of households that own the home in which they live. “It is computed,” says the Census Bureau, “by dividing the number of households that […]

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It seems to describe our petty town tyrants lately

by Skip February 24, 2015

There certainly has been a rash of selectmen and school boards bringing the hammer down and the police in on those that disagree with them, haven’t we? (H/T: LIberal Logic 101)

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Actually, Senator Lindsey Graham, the GOP will be blamed for something else!

by Skip February 24, 2015

LINDSEY GRAHAM BELIEVES GOP WILL GET BLAMED FOR DEFUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY Moderate Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) mantra, believes Republicans will be blamed if the Department of Homeland Security is not funded over objections to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty…On This Week, Graham called for Congress to pass an unencumbered Homeland Security bill so […]

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Hemp For Victory

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015

Kirk and Kevin continue with part II on civil asset forfeiture, presumption of guilt, problems with the House clerk, the current Industrial hemp bill (Hemp for Victory!), labeling poker as a game of skill, video slot machines, and of course…Beer.  Listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and […]

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Berlin NH Cops Want a ‘Batmobile’ but This Isn’t Gotham City

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015

Berlin, New Hampshire has approved the filing of a grant application for $277,534 ish dollars of someone else’s money.  The plunder is for a Bearcat armored assault vehicle. They have not approved the purchase yet but oh yeah, the ‘boys’ want their own Batmobile. But what will the tourists think? Remember when we had to […]

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China Has “Net Neutrality” Already…

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015

History has proven that every time government takes a market segment away from the public, the product ultimately costs more, performs worse, is harder to get, and ends up profiting a select few well-connected cronies at taxpayer expense. If the FCC takes control of our internet service, there is risk–perhaps likelihood–that competing ISPs will be […]

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Stop Teasing the Locals with Tax Credits

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena The Coös County job creation tax credit is on the top of the committee’s list for evaluation in 2015.  The credit is also part of a new piece of legislation that would expand the program into a second New Hampshire County. Is this wise? Since the tax credit’s […]

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