December 2008

Sometimes you gotta laugh, ‘cuz it’s better than cryin’…

by Doug December 31, 2008

The Pelosi GTxi SS/RT courtesy of IowaHawk:     The thing is, it’s funny because it’s true. That’s the sad part…

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“Obedient Vessel of Allah”

by MullahFoe December 30, 2008

(H/T pic: Mere Rhetoric) Islamism is to Religion as Sadism is to Human by Amil Imani It is not about God or love, it is about control and domination–just as Sadism is not about human intercourse or love, it is about control, torture, punishment and domination. Why else name a so-called religion "submission?" Islam seeks […]

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Recountings from the County – Part 8

by Skip December 27, 2008

At the last Belknap County Republican Committee meeting, former Governor John H. Sununu came to speak to the group as he has now cast his hat in the running for the Chair of the NH GOP.  With that spin of the brim, it seems that all of the others who were contemplating running have pulled […]

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Recountings from the County – Ambush at the Belknap County Corral!

by Skip December 27, 2008

So, we have more Republicans voting for the Democrat than for the Republican? Well, a little bit ago, I commented on an article about Belknap County turning Blue (here) given the election results.  Nowlet’s add a little more to the fire (a couple of weeks late, but I decided that I’d wait to get the […]

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NH is in the hole too – let’s sell something?

by Skip December 27, 2008

Always and again, one needs to get down to basics – in this time of hard economic times, what are our priorities?  This is especially at the family level but works well with government.  In times flush with cash, programs get expanded in scope and in number.  When the bad times come, politicians necks start […]

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Michael Kitch – and the rest of the story is…where?

by Skip December 27, 2008

Back on December 17, a reporter from one of the dailies, The Laconia Daily Sun, put out a small piece on where our local county stood nationally with respect to property taxes paid by residents.  And here in NH, property tax is assessed at the local town / city level, the County level, and at […]

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Liberals DON’T Love the US as well as Conservatives do

by Skip December 27, 2008

  From over at RightWingNews, Cassy has this to say: And yeah, I understand the point of the column. It’s a criticism. We’re "blinded" by love to the point where we don’t even see America’s flaws. But that’s not quite true. I see them, as do many conservatives. But unlike liberals, that’s not all I […]

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Such a good use of taxpayer supplied Bailout money

by Skip December 27, 2008

(H/T: Newslert via Instapundit) Frankly, I think that the American auto manufacturers should go through bankruptcy court to try to figure out if they should go or stay viable and not be the subject of yet another politician’s largesse with our money.  This is especially as the one of the biggest components of why the […]

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Global warming – but how can that be; there’s more ice?

by Skip December 27, 2008

Global Warming – isn’t the ice supposed to be disappearing?  And not getting thicker? For the first time in years, western part of Lake Superior freezes over If the big lake seems to have an unusually placid appearance off Duluth’s shores these days, it’s because you’re looking at ice. The western tip of Lake Superior […]

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No good deed goes unpunished…

by Doug December 27, 2008

Thankfully, lawyers were scarce in Biblical days… The story out of California regarding the "good samaritan" being sued after pulling her friend from a car following a horrific automobile accident is both disturbing– and uplifting. From Overlawyered.com: California’s Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the state’s “Good Samaritan” law providing tort immunity for rescuers applies […]

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Meet the New Press radio– Back Next Saturday

by Doug December 26, 2008

The gang from Meet the New Press radio is taking this weekend off, given the holidays. We thank all of our loyal listeners for putting up with us, and wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

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Democrats “ruining” our state… Really?

by Doug December 26, 2008

Today’s Laconia Daily Sun reports on it’s front page that a legislator (a Republican from Hollis) has filed legislation on behalf of the Marine Patrol effectively doubling registration fees (New Hampshireese for "tax") for all boats and vessels in NH. Reporter Michael Kitch notes that the head of the Marine Patrol hastened to stress that […]

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Announcement

by Skip December 26, 2008

Due to the Christmas holiday, postings will be light today (to non-existent).  Continue to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas, enjoy the company of family and friends, and we’ll have more stuff put up tomorrow!

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A child is born this day in Bethlehem

by Skip December 25, 2008

  From the King James translation: John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and […]

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T’was the Night Before – NH 2008 style

by Skip December 24, 2008

 As many of you readers know, NH got hit with a massive ice storm two weeks ago.  At the last update that I saw this morning, there were still thousands still without power – after starting off at over 500,000 without electricity.  Just got this from a friend and I thought that I would pay […]

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Killjoys…

by Skip December 24, 2008

You know, if I sat in the corner of an unheated house with all of the electricity off and only walked to and fro, I bet that the enviromental wackos still would not be satisfied.  Heck, they certainly don’t want me eating anything: Festive feasts ‘contributing to climate change’ Wasted food at Christmas time is […]

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Notable Quotes – Dr. Walter E. Williams

by Skip December 24, 2008

Dr. Walter E. Williams is one of my most favorite people to read.  Plainly spoken, he get across points with a veiled point.  His latest Townhall column has a few: A reader suggests that members of Congress should wear uniforms, like NASCAR drivers, so that we will know who their corporate sponsors are. Many of […]

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Education from long ago…

by Skip December 24, 2008

Saw this over at Core Knowledge – the snippets below give one a flair for what the guest poster, a newly retired teacher of 36 years, has to say about the state of today’s education: …The teaching profession in 2009 is populated with young teachers too inexperienced to know anything different, established teachers too in […]

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A possible philosophy and a possible message

by Skip December 24, 2008

There is some serious discussion over at The Next Right about the future of the Republican Party and how it should proceed.  With Obama’s heading at tilt speed to recreate not Clinton’s third term but FDR’s fourth (and it’s failed socialist policies of Knyesian spending and a Second Bill of Rights", we should be able […]

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So, Pelosi and Reid – You’ve done such a fine job!

by Skip December 23, 2008

Much has been made by the Left of President Bush unpopularity.  Right now, with these bailout disasters and the way that they have been handled, I would tend to agree – unpopular.  However, Congress has its own part in all this as well and those CongressCritters are not exactly at the right end of a […]

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“From self-restraint to self-indulgence” – changing society

by Skip December 23, 2008

Changes in individuals reflect back to society, and reflect back to individuals.  Not a hard concept to grasp.  The problems that may occur when traditional social mores are cast aside may be worse than the "original" problem (if, indeed, it was one in the beginning).  From City Journal: …I experienced other instances of this modesty. […]

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Revenge on Speed Cameras

by Skip December 23, 2008

  Well, this is certainly an application of The Law of Unintended Consequences!  While we have none such idiotic things here in my tiny hamlet, these automatic speed cameras (and their kissing cousins, the dreaded Red Light Cameras) allow for a hands-off revenue source for politicians and police departments.  Stick it up, wait for the […]

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Not everyone is happy with this week’s death penalty verdict here in the Granite State. Are you?

by Doug December 22, 2008

NowHampshire.com is reporting that not everybody is happy about this week’s death penalty verdict for cop-killer Michael "Stix" Addison. Briggs family members and law enforcement officials cheered when Michael Addison was sentenced to death on Thursday. But many in New Hampshire’s Roman Catholic community see things differently. Catholics at all levels are chiming in on the […]

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“more important than all the Caesars…”

by Doug December 22, 2008

I just got this in the email from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. He rightfully notes we should remember that there is One of a higher authority than any person, no matter how important: We are in transition in Washington these days. The sitting President isn’t sitting much. George W. Bush is determined […]

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Each to his own opinion; opinions matter

by Skip December 22, 2008

(H/T: Karen)

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Recountings from the County – Part 6

by Skip December 22, 2008

Previously on Recountings from the County: Part 1    Part 2   Part 3  Part 4   Part 5 And miss, they sure did – the Commissioners, Republicans all (at least for now – Ed Philpot, a Democrat, will be assuming the seat being vacated by Buddy Daignault – but that’s more fodder for yet […]

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I HATE that nagging child in the NH Electric Co-op commercial

by Skip December 21, 2008

One of the most annoying commercials I see on TV is one put up by the NH Electric Co-op where this twerp of a tweener is hectoring her parents to "save the planet" by cutting down on their energy use.  Stock the fridge full, Dad.  Shut off the lights, Mom!  Let the dishes air dry; […]

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California

by Skip December 21, 2008

158 years ago…     Do you know what happened this week back in 1850, 158 years ago? California became a state.The State had no electricity.The State had no money.Almost everyone spoke Spanish.There were gunfights in the streets. So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had real breasts and the men […]

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Not Mama – try Mama-in-law!

by Skip December 21, 2008

I have a habit of noting good posts that I see when I surf around the ‘Net and emailing them to myself.  The good thing is that I don’t lose them.  The bad thing is that I accumulate a LOT of them that reflect my values.  Like many bloggers out there, I’m betting that there […]

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Thanks, but no thanks for the raise…

by Skip December 21, 2008

Filed under Appreciation. At our last Town’s Budget Committee this past Thursday, the BudComm Chair read a letter from our Town Clerk / Tax Collector that nearly had my jaw dropping onto my laptop keyboard: “Recreation Center of New Hampshire” Telephone: (603) 524-4713                                       Denise Morrissette, NHCTC 47 Cherry Valley Rd. Gilford, New Hampshire 03249     Town […]

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