July 2008

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery

by Skip July 31, 2008

Well, Rush has made no secret of his Operation Chaos – having Republicans cross over to vote in a Democrat primary.  In his case, the idea was to keep the primary season going as long possible (subscription required, I think): So Operation Chaos was born primarily for the purpose assuming Obama was going to be […]

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Notable Quotes – Ronald Reagan

by Skip July 31, 2008

From Ronaldus Maximus (1964 – A Time for Choosing): Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor’s fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We […]

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Black Holes Explained

by Doug July 31, 2008

Black Hole in space… The Wikipedia tells us that the “defining feature of a black hole, the event horizon, is a surface in spacetime that marks a point of no return. Once an object has crossed this surface there is no way that it can return to the other side. Consequently, anything inside this surface is […]

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Guest Post- Celebrities: Everybody listens, but, at the end of it all, should anyone take them seriously?

by Doug July 31, 2008

Now appearing… Barack Obama’s Celebrity by Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. As he told Congressional Democrats yesterday, he has become the "symbol" for the world’s aspirations for America and that we are now at "the moment … […]

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Cult of personality…

by Doug July 30, 2008

New ad from the McCain campaign: Am I the only one that finds it somewhat unnerving to watch a politician whose popularity is built wholley on a cult of personality so warmly received in the Fatherland? Look into my eyes, what do you see?Cult of personalityI know your anger, I know your dreamsI’ve been everything […]

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So, only white guys are racist when voting?

by Skip July 30, 2008

Well, all we have heard this Presidential season concerning the race of Obama – he’s post-racial!  Hi campaign has tried to give the ethos that we are finally at the time of Dr. King – race should not matter – only the character inside.  As an engineer, I could care less – as long as […]

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But… they can’t do that anymore, can they?

by Doug July 30, 2008

Shining the light into the dark corners… In the NH Supreme Court ruling in our Right to Know lawsuit involving the illegal appointment of an Interim Sheriff by the County Convention (comprised of the elected House members of the county), the Honorable Court wrote, in part, that "[P]ublic knowledge of the considerations upon which governmental action […]

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‘Grok Endorsement – NH Congressional District #2

by Skip July 29, 2008

The ‘Grok is a conservative blog – no doubt about it.  The philosophy that drives us includes individual responsibility, limited government, free markets,adherence to the Rule of Law and property rights, and an open and transparent government that is frugal with taxpayer money. Government can not, and should not, try to be all things to […]

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Guest Post: “[A] depraved, clerical system of government”

by Doug July 29, 2008

Islamic Terror Breeds in Iran by Amil Imani The Islamic Republic terror machine once again has taken off at the speed of light in Iran and exemplifies a depraved, clerical system of government, which legitimizes its depravity through terror, fear and intimidation of Iranian people. With the additional handpicking of the newly selected members of […]

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Obama – Charity begins with taxes

by Skip July 29, 2008

Obama is known by what he’s done – not so much.  Hardly a half year of being the junior senator from Illinois, he started in on being the leader of the most powerful country in the world. And he wants to spend it’s treasure and single handedly commit the US to the UN Millennium Development […]

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 7/26/08

by Skip July 28, 2008

Meet the New Press Podcast  The MTNP Podcast page is brought to you by: .                                                                               Meet The New Press Radio at the speed of the Blogosphere! WEMJ 1490 Saturdays 9am-11am (EDT) Streaming Live! To play (or "stream") a clip now, just click on it.  To download it to your PC, right click on it and […]

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Hmmmm. Kinda says it all…

by Doug July 28, 2008

Like our friend DCE, the Weekend Pundit, from whom we got this, no more words are needed. Note the word "peace" facing Vlad’s forehead…    

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Your tax dollars literally up in smoke!

by Skip July 28, 2008

Is this in the US? Nope! Over at CNSNews, I see that our lovely bureaucrats love our money that they are literally letting it go up in smoke – in foreign countries: U.S. Spends $1 Million Researching Syrians ‘Hooked on Hookahs’ ‘Hoookah,’ ‘nargile,’ ‘hubbly-bubbly’ — all names for the waterpipe, a smoking instrument typically found […]

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Don’t tell me words (and facts) don’t matter…

by Doug July 27, 2008

This is a good video that captures the essence of the many questionable facts of Barack Obama’s life. While some might say that the material contained isn’t relevant, I would disagree. The points made are all important in the context of the President of the United States– the most powerful man in the world. A good […]

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No cameras. No show. Got it?

by Doug July 26, 2008

The latest ad from the McCain campaign. He’s got Obama’s number (again) with this one… .  

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Guest Post: Only one question need be asked of homosexual behavior…

by Doug July 26, 2008

Warning: Some of the supportive material in the following post is somewhat graphic, and definitely not for small children. Let this be a note of caution as to what medical conditions we’ll be enabling subsidizing paying for should we adopt universal healthcare as a nation… (although we probably already pay for much of it, now that I think about […]

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Meet the New Press radio. Sizzlin’ your summer…

by Doug July 26, 2008

Starting Saturday morning at 9 am! . ….              .Pat Hynes                                  Skip Murphy                                  Doug Lambert As usual, this week’s broadcast version of GraniteGrok and AnkleBitingPundits brings an array of items and guests for your consideration– ALL STARTING AT 9AM! As always, thanks to the technical wizardry and analytical skills of Skip, if you are […]

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‘GROK NEWS ALERT: NH’s Second Congressional District Republican Primary Heats Up. Grant Bosse to Appear on Meet the New Press radio Saturday Morning

by Doug July 25, 2008

Bosse to Propose Specific Spending Cuts Every Day Until Election We have made no bones about the fact we like 2nd CD GOP candidate Grant Bosse’s positions on many of the relavant issues of our times, and we also like his use of the latest campaign tools– namely technology and the Blogosphere– in bringing his […]

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“Peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and Blairites.”

by Doug July 25, 2008

Preaching to the gathered masses… This very well written satire is just too funny. Unfortunately, it frightens me so… From Gerard Baker of the Times Online (UK): And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores […]

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Welfare Reform after Ten Years: New Hampshire Fails to “End Welfare as We Know it”

by Doug July 25, 2008

Our friend Karen Testerman at Cornerstone Policy Research sends the following sad news about opportunity lost here in the Granite State: New state-by-state survey ranks, grades states by the successof their anti-poverty efforts and by the reform policies they adopted When President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, […]

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Friday Humor – Mom taught us….

by Skip July 25, 2008

Subject: FW: What Mom taught us… Now you Know…     1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.     ‘If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.’     2. My mother taught me RELIGION.     ‘You better pray that will come out of the carpet.’     […]

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Suit filed in Illinois seeking disbarment of Barack Obama. Heh! Looks like Billy Shaheen is Hillary’s “gift” to the Obama Campaign that just keeps on giving!

by Doug July 24, 2008

  … …. Regular readers know that the name of Billy Shaheen (husband of former Gov. Jeanne) is no stranger to these pages. It’s pretty much a given that when something slimy is spawned from deep within the bowels of the New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP), Billy’s fingerprints are apt to be all over. As […]

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Ridin’ the rails. Clickety Clack…

by Doug July 24, 2008

“I’ve been workin’ on the railroad, All the live long day. I’ve been workin’ on the railroad, Just to pass the time away. Don’t you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn. Don’t you hear the captain shouting ‘Dinah, blow your horn?’” Quaint words from a bygone era, no doubt. Unfortunately, […]

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Early polling – it’s starting to matter!

by Skip July 24, 2008

UPDATE – No 2nd district reporting here.  As I emailed to Nate (thanks for commenting!): Hi Nate! We live in the 1st, so that was the reason I did that.  I was also disappointed that only Clegg and Horn were mentioned against Hodes, so I didn’t bother – I really didn’t want to present a […]

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False hopes about energy. “The disconnect is really profound.”

by Doug July 23, 2008

  . ….. At one point during the last blogger conference call with representatives from the oil and gas industry (American Petroleum Institute-API), the conversation shifted to the amount of lead time needed from proposal to study, drill, and bring product to market and whether, in the face of promised new alternatives, it was even […]

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And then you wonder why conservative scream “STOP!”

by Skip July 23, 2008

We have one of these up here, Prof Leo Sandy at Plymouth State who is about on the same par as these folks.  Paid with our tax dollars, his site gleefully flies the UN flag and he absolutely advocates for a one world government.  Talk about biting the hand that feeds you (thank, tenure!).  And […]

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Dems should learn from McCain

by Skip July 23, 2008

Granite State Progress took some cheap shots at Senator McCain from his Town Hall in Rochester today.  Problem is for her and her other liberal buds, McCain takes on ALL comers – it makes all the Dems look like chickens – Shaheen, Paul Hodes, Carol Shea-Porter et al.  They all have to employ question screeners […]

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Notable Quotes – Lord Thomas MacCauley

by Skip July 22, 2008

"A democracy cannot survive as a permanent form of government. It can last only until its citizens discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority (who vote) will vote for those candidates promising the greatest benefits from the public purse, with the result that a democracy […]

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Short takes…

by Doug July 22, 2008

When is a poll not to be taken seriously? Why, when it doesn’t show the results you wished for… *                *                * The Hegemon rises… Gordon G. Chang writes, The Chinese have always threatened neighbors in order to enforce their outsized territorial claims. Now, it is threatening an American firm. It’s time for Washington to defend […]

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Those that can, do. Others teach… And for bloggers:

by Skip July 22, 2008

the flip should be – Those that can’t do more, blog….otherwise start DOING more! Ok, Ok, calm down!  The message here is that while blogging is great to get a message out (that’s why we do what we do here at the ‘Grok), it is better to blog AND do.  I’d like to think that […]

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