Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ted Cruz Wins Texas Primary

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

AP c/o Hot Air, calls the Texas US Senate Primary for TEA Party Backed candidate Ted Cruz. The followup should read…. Democrats double down on TEA Party is dead rhetoric. You know… that whole “The Bigger the Lie” thing.

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Water Sustainability Commission (a subset of the Granite State Future Plan, aka Sustainable Communities Initiative) – their own words. First Rep. Spang in her own words

by Skip July 31, 2012

UPDATE before publishing:  Apparently, Judith has responded to Ken and invoking both International Law and the World Court?  That’s only by email, but THIS I have to see! ********************* Our mission here at the ‘Grok is to promote and to protect Individual Freedom, Liberty, and Rights.  Period.  Sure, we do other things as well, but […]

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Where the Celebrity Money In Politics Is…As If You Didn’t Know

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

One of the best sources for large dollar Political Donation history is Newsmeat.com.   I use it often, as regular readers may have noticed, but one of the features I have not used is the ability to look at large lists of Celebrities, Executives, Politicians, Media people, and see their contributions and party preferences. The donation […]

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The confirmed socialist says….

by Tim Condon July 31, 2012
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Enviro-Tyranny…coming soon to New Hampshire

by Tom July 31, 2012

Maybe you’ve heard about Gary Harrington, of Eagle Point, Oregon, and his battle with local officials over his rural collection of rainwater? (yes, that kind of water…from the sky) I’m sorry!  Not his battle – I meant his arrest, 9-count misdemeanor conviction, sentencing of 30 days in jail, and $1500 fine. Think it can’t happen […]

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Grok Special Interview: Jane Cormier,Candidate for NH House – Questions 3 & 4: Too many uninvolved people? What are your values?

by Skip July 31, 2012

Having gone over the preliminaries questions of “have you done this before” and ‘why are you running” with Jane Cormier (running for the NH House in Belknap 8 – Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton), from her answers came the next two questions (heh!  It is ALWAYS better to ask questions from what people themselves have already […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 6 – Why hasn’t anyone already streamlined NH State Agencies?

by Skip July 31, 2012

In our last question, we were curious to see why Andy Sanborn thought about State Government and if the State Agencies in the Executive Branch were doing the right things and in the right ways.  Continuing on in that vein, we then extended that question to try to understand why no one else had yet […]

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Data Point – Taxmageddon (Obama’s Tax Hikes, Part 1: the Magnitude)

by Skip July 31, 2012

(H/T: Heritage Foundation)

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Notable Quote – Milton Friedman (on the occasion of the birth of this Nobel Prize winning economist)

by Skip July 31, 2012

What the market does is to reduce greatly the range of issues that must be decided through political means, and thereby to minimize the extent to which government need participate directly in the game.  The characteristic feature of action through political channels is that it tends to require or enforce substantial conformity.  The great advantage […]

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Notable Quotes: Frederic Bastiat

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

[There] “is this idea that mankind is merely inert matter, receiving life, organization, morality, and prosperity from the power of the state.  And even worse, it will be stated that mankind tends toward degeneration, and is stopped from this downward course only by the mysterious hand of the legislator. -Frédéric Bastiat For Barack ‘You Didn’t […]

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Did Durham Outsource Cost of Obama Visit…to Other NH Taxpayers?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

The town of Durham has reported that the costs of the Obama visit–which the Obama campaign refused to pay for–cost the town $19,851.00.  But it will only cost the anonymous donor around $13,000.00 because… c/o Gretyl MacAlaster -July 31st Union Leader “…town public safety officials were able to reduce local costs through careful distribution of […]

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Doing Well by Doing Good: Chick-fil-A Rakes in the Ca$h!

by Mike July 31, 2012

I awoke this morning to a report in my mailbox which emphasizes the fact that good, moral, conservative, businesses not only make money, but often do stunningly well, frequently because of, rather than despite, those conservative principles. From PrivCo, whose full report can be seen by clicking the graphic above: July 31, 2012 1:45am EST – PrivCo […]

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Madame Michelle de Obama Graces New Hampshire With Her Presence…

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

From the Telegraph de Nashua First lady Michelle Obama is planning a series of campaign stops in New Hampshire this week. She’ll make a swing Thursday through Holderness, Laconia and Manchester. The events include an early afternoon fundraiser in Holderness. That will be followed by grassroots events designed to boost on-the-ground support in Laconia and […]

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Schumer’s Magazine Ban. (No, not Newsweek or Time, That Would be Useful.)

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

When there is a law breaker with the gun, in a room full of unarmed people whom he (or she) is intent on or willing to kill… eleven rounds is one too many.  Law breakers never carry extra magazines, just like obese people will never think to buy two 15.95 ounce sodas in New York […]

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There is nothing more moral than eliminating government ‘charity’

by Carolyn July 31, 2012

As conservative Republicans work to eliminate or reduce the amount of money New Hampshire spends on government programs, critics on the political left have emerged from time to time with the idea that these policies are immoral—or as one outspoken critic said, “morally repugnant.” This criticism is predicated on a belief that only government can […]

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Obama Bin Busted: The Story of “Leading From Behind”, and His Backseat Driver

by Mike July 31, 2012

You remember the Osama Bin Laden storyline: Clinton let him slip through his fingers in Sudan, Bush couldn’t pin him down with certainty, But Barack Hussein Obama, Mmm, Mmm, MMMmm, had the courage, the vision, and the decisive executive mind to get the job done!! Ahem, not so much. Quite aside from the crass nature […]

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