Month: November 2011

MSM sharks – the “press avail” (or should that be “shark tank”) with Channel 9 WMUR’s Amy Coveno

Tonite was a great “teachable moment” in how the MSM can make anyone appear in a bad light – all it takes is an uppity attitude, a whiny voice, a TV camera, and a pre-determined narrative. I made it downstairs it to the press availability (already in progress) after the event – it was CLEAR …

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Live blogging – Herman Cain’s event in Manchester

Well, I got here what I thought was very early as I had been told that the “Volunteers” part of the evening was to be around 7:30pm. So, I arrived about 6:20 – and all of the street parking was already taken. Three satellite trucks (Channel 9 from NH, NECN for New England, and MyFox out of Boston) had already set up camp and running cabling. While the campaign office was pretty empty when I first arrived, it is since (as at 7:30pm or so), it has pretty much filled up with almost as many volunteer as media (a camera is trained on me as I type as they are getting B-roll).

The volunteers, for the most part, are rather angry – not at Herman but what seems to be the media and the “dirty tricks” that seem to go along with every major campaign. One lady came down from Augusta, ME to be here to show support – her mood was as red as her jacket. Another, a teacher, was also here in support not happy with the current events.

“Ending Slavery” versus “Stopping Washington’s Growth”

Hmmm! From a letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal on Nov. 30, 2011: "In 1860, zealous, right-wing Christian conservatives found a home in the Republican Party and helped elect Abraham Lincoln. Stopping Washingon’s growth today should be a great deal easier than ending slavery (and absolutely no moral equivallence is implied or appropriate …

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Crossposted from TheOtherMcCain – Ginger White’s Business Partner

Posted under the heading “As If the Campaign Wasn’t Weird Enough” By our friend R S McCain, AKA “The Other McCain”. Just check out her take on Ginger White (after the jump), and especially the pull quote that White never mentioned Cain once to Ms Vay. Hmmm Say hello to competitive bodybuilder Kimberly Vay, whose …

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Republican Defectors

Unfortunately for New Hampshire we’ll have to wait until next year to fix the problem of worker choice but in the mean time, we can enjoy the benefit of the roll call vote, posted on the Jump.

Repost: You Can’t Be A “Republican” And Vote Against Right To Work

Supporting forced unionization is the same as supporting mandatory campaign contributions to the Unions and the Democrat party. There is no conceivable way to separate the two. Unions are funded by dues. Democrats receive millions of dollars from unions to promote their agenda. And in some cases to promote it violently.

A note on the Herman Cain news

Well, we all know what the latest Prez Primary news is – another allegation concerning Herman Cain.  Yes, GraniteGrok endorsed Mr. Cain (before all these allegations started).  Knowing that, someone asked me, last nite, what I thought about them; my response (edited to add additional thoughts): Boy, SOMEbody wanted him out of the race BADLY.  …

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Data Point – Income of “the 99%”

For all of the hootin’ an’ hollerin’ and “mic check!” of the the Occupiers, we see that incomes of “the 99%” has actually been going up despite what they have been saying: (H/T: The Enterprise Blog)

Republican State Representatives and the Right-to-Work Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2011 Contact: Carolyn McKinney, chairman, RLCNH, 603-769-4264, chair@rlcnh.org RLCNH will target Right to Work opponents for defeat A Right to Work law is fundamental to the freedom to associate CONCORD, N.H.—Because the right to freely associate is fundamental to liberty in a free market economy, the Republican Liberty Caucus of …

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