Friday, April 27, 2012

Last I remember, NH sent both Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass to CUT THE SPENDING.

by Skip April 27, 2012

Low expectations for Charlie on my part – am not enthused that he has failed to meet that height challenged standard.  For Frank, however, who campaigned hard with TEA Party constituencies, the bar was higher – MUCH higher.  Sigh….Today, I get to repeat my lament: why isn’t your name among the other Conservatives that voted […]

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Best BlogLine of the Week. Worst BlogLine of the Week.

by Skip April 27, 2012

Context: “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Let’s start with the worst: Gov’t $15.6T in […]

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In Obama’s world, all that matters is – Cool?

by Skip April 27, 2012

Snazzy. Cool.  Hip.  He’s all that: But is that all? Is that why someone wants to become President? Results?  Good Governance?  Who cares about that in our celebrity “15 minutes of fame” environment? I’d rather have concrete results.

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Notable Quote – Joel Mokyr

by Skip April 27, 2012

The enforcement of property rights through private-order institutions reflects something deep and supremely important about British institutions in the eighteenth century.  The culture of respectability and gentility helped solve the standard collective action problems that bedevil the production of public goods.  The emergence of a plethora of networks, clubs, friendly societies, academies, and associations created […]

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New Hampshire, the Free State Project and the impending economic collapse of America

by Tim Condon April 27, 2012

What do those three things have to do with each other? Well, as Mark Steyn has pointed out HERE—his whole column is well worth reading, by the way; go ahead and read it now—“There’s a famous exchange in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Someone asks Mike Campbell, ‘How did you go bankrupt?’ ‘Two ways,’ he replies.

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A would-be dictator

by Tim Condon April 27, 2012

I swear. We’ve got a Presidency that is descending into a parody of a South American caudillo bidding for permanent power. Obama has put into operation a “public enemies list” where the President attacks wealthy donors to the Romney campaign. It serves to intimidate those people from donating any more, and it warns others who […]

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