Thursday, July 19, 2012

Regional Protectors or Watermelons?

by Tom July 19, 2012

NRPC Executive Committee Meeting 07-18-12 I, along with about 6 other people, attended the July, 2012 Executive Committee meeting of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how this “advisory” Regional Planning entity operates. The 9 RPCs in New Hampshire were created as “political subdivisions” in approximately […]

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Data Point – Fair Share: who DOES pay the income tax?

by Skip July 19, 2012

From AEIdeas: When is fair, well, fair?  Unfortunately, the Democrat Socialists that have their greedy fingers into the tax code are not going to be happy until the marginal tax rate for the top 15% (or lower) rises to 100%.

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Yeah, I can see this happening more and more with smart electric meters….

by Skip July 19, 2012

Set the stage: former Enviro / Energy White House Advisor to Obama, Carol Browning (from US News and World Report) We need to make sure that we’re really moving electricity in the smartest way and using the most cost-effective electricity at the right time of day. Eventually, we can get to a system where an […]

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So WHY is our Second District Congressman, Charlie Bass, not signed up to defund Obamacare?

by Skip July 19, 2012

Charlie Bass promised to vote against Obamacare – did.  That should have signaled the intention to kill it anyway possible or needed – so why didn’t he sign the Letter?  Would he actually vote to defund Obamacare? 241 US Congressmen are Republicans.  127 of them have signed a Letter saying it was time to use […]

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Liberal Religion – valuing birds over babies

by Skip July 19, 2012

(H/T: Liberal Logic)

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Obama Fail Spotlight: I Will Go Line By Line to Remove Wasteful Earmarks…

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

If you missed this post, there is a link to a blog that is compiling 1001 reasons to vote against Obama. There are at least 600 reasons so far.  But as I reviewed the first 100, which I included in my linked post, I came across a classic Obamaism that deserved special attention. The promise […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 4: UN Arms treaty mean US gun control imposed on us?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The folks who attended the home event in Rumney, NH for Ovide Lamontagne (vying to be the Republican nominee for NH Governor) changed the topic to one that is near and dear to many (if not most) New Hampshire-ites: Guns and the ability to possess and use firearms.  Why?  In some cases, like moi, simply […]

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I Don’t Always Get Called A Racist, But When I Do….

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

 

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Sigh…everyone is allowed to get it wrong once in a while. Ryan O’Connor of Bedford Patch just took his turn.

by Skip July 19, 2012

“Andy Sanborn Earns Granite Grok Endorsement“ Er, no.  I just emailed, via the form email at Bedford Patch, Ryan this message: And you didn’t read the whole post, did you? “Note: This is a personal endorsement.  I do not at present speak for anyone else at GraniteGrok.” All of the writers at GraniteGrok are free […]

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Romney’s Tax Records And The Idiot Cabral

by Rick Olson July 19, 2012

“Is being an idiot like being high all the time?”  —Janeane Garofalo MSNBC‘s Michael O’Brien asserts, “Most Americans say Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns,” citing a USA Today/Gallup Poll. So how many Americans is “most Americans?” According to the poll, 54%. Certainly, that is 4% more than half. But curiously, the margin […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Bob Burns (candidate for NH Executive Council District 4) – Q5: “Hacks” versus “Public Servants”?

by Skip July 19, 2012

Leadership counts and one of the primary jobs of the NH Executive Council is to confirm those that have been brought up for appointment for leadership positions like Commissioners of departments and such, and judges.  The person doing the nominating certainly has a philosophy as to why a given candidate should be confirmed, so we […]

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Things to Remember About Barack Obama

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

Bill Whittle helps us remember the awesomeness that is….Barack Obama.   H/T Hot Air 1001 Reasons to Vote against Obama – the first 100….are on the jump. (follow the link for all of them….so far.)

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 8: Platform – Top Issues?

by Skip July 19, 2012

This interview series with Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) has seemingly concentrated not on State Government and looking outward to its effects on citizens (e.g., what new laws are we passing or should pass?) but on the relationship between State Government and its citizens – does it work and does it […]

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Captive customers and the U.S. Post Office monopoly then and now….

by Tim Condon July 19, 2012

I found myself in a post office yesterday. Gawd. I waited in line, and waited in line…and waited in line. The counter had one, and only one, postal employee at “work.” She chatted and talked and chatted and talked with the captive customer ahead of me. And I waited some more…I waited longer than I’ve ever […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (candidate, Congress NHCD1) – Question 4: Vote yes on bills that would raise the national debt?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The fiscal maw of the US Federal debt crisis is staring us in the face – $16 Trillion dollars and not one peep of a credible plan to pay it back;  All we get is platitudes about winding down the annual deficit of $1 trillion-plus that is plaguing our nation’s future year after year with […]

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Endorsement: Andy Sanborn for New Hampshire State Senate District 9

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

There are fundamental problems with the way the New Hampshire government conducts its business, from the glut of agencies, the redundancy, inefficiency that has grown over the years, and the inability to coordinate information that was built into the system, not out of forethought or malice, but simply because that is how disparate empires grow […]

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