August 2012

What is it with Professors Believing they are Arrogant Kings of their Classrooms?

by Skip August 31, 2012

Professors – what is it that convinces them that just because they are smart in their small “micro-field”, that expertise automatically  transfers to them the right to supercede the Rule of Law?  I’ve already had one run-in with a local professor: Bad laws are required to be broken by people of conscience and my conscience […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement – NH Executive Council District 5: Dave Wheeler

by Skip August 31, 2012

Of all of the incumbents already on the NH Executive Council, we think it is fair to say that Dave Wheeler is the most likely always to stand on Conservative NH values – frugality, individual freedom, pro-life, Second Amendment and an absolute stand on Constitutional grounds (both NH and US).  It is VERY easy for […]

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About Those Ron Paul People…

by Tom August 31, 2012

Yesterday, fellow-Grokster (and blogger-extraordinaire), Steve, put up a post called “About All That Ron Paul Business“, where he makes some good points.  Being a Ron Paul supporter myself, I figured I would provide my point of view.  After all, there are always two sides to an issue.  Not intending to start a volley, just to […]

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RNC 2012 – Summary and Aggregation

by Mike August 31, 2012

After an exciting week at the 2012 Republican National Convention, this seems like a good time to aggregate and summarize our coverage – one stop shopping for those catching up, if you will. Groksters Mike and Mar-Mar were lucky enough to be invited to join the NH delegation as guests, and had a birds-eye view […]

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Demobrats (Updated and Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2012

[Update:  Romney left the Republican convention and headed…to Louisiana, to survey the situation.  Obama… had all week to go…still aint been.  Still too busy running for president to be the President.] Louisiana is getting pummeled by Hurricane Issac.  President Obama has chosen to be on a three state campaign tour begging for a second term […]

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Stingy Old People Who Are Stupid

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2012

I can only guess how Democrat State Senate candidate Lee Nyquist’s campaign manger reacted to Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention.  That campaign manager, Kevin Hodges, (batting coach for the New Hampshire Democrat party), had nothing kind to say about Republicans long before his invocation to beat them with a bat; particularity those […]

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RNC 2012 Notable Quotables…

by Scott Morales August 31, 2012

Here are some notable quotes from the 2012 RNC.  I’m sure I missed some… “… Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party” — Clint Eastwood “My dad was a bartender….You see, he stood behind the bar all those years so that one day I could stand  behind a podium…” – Sen. Marco Rubio “…instead […]

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Progressive Zombie

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2012

I’m certain Fergus Culllen and I disagree on a great many things, but I have to admit — I like this editorial in the Union Leader: Liberal Jackie Cilley, Progressive Zombie.   He writes some unknown truths about Democrat Candidate for Governor Jackie Cilley, the accidental State Senator, offering up some insight into things she […]

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Apparently, Even Folks In Massachussetts Are Fed Up With Obamanomics…

by Scott Morales August 31, 2012

…and it looks like they’re not keeping quiet about it.  Even little girls are pissed…    

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Romney Talks De Tocqueville? Huh?

by Scott Morales August 31, 2012

I saw this last night on c-span before the convention and was shocked.  How did the conservative gene skip Mitt? This is the Romney that should be nominated, check this out: “If I had to identify what I think is our most serious threat, it wouldn’t be in the economic area.  It wouldn’t be in […]

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Live From the RNC 2012 in Tampa: Third Night, August 30th

by Mike August 30, 2012

Here’s Paul Ryan from Wednesday night. We also heard from another slate of great speakers, and learned just how many of our current crop of conservative officeholders DID build it themselves. Sen. Rob Portman showed why he shouldn’t have been tapped for VP, and T-Paw exhibited his usual grace and charm. See Wednesday night’s pictures. […]

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Consider this bumper sticker as the warning shot?

by Skip August 30, 2012

Heh! (H/T: The Looking Spoon)

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GraniteGrok Endorsement – NH Executive Council: Bob Burns

by Skip August 30, 2012

In NH’s Executive Council District 4, we are endorsing Bob Burns.  While his youthful demeanor might signify little experience, the opposite is true.  His family has been active in politics in various ways and he has been actively involved for a long time; he is the current Hillsborough County Treasurer.  Having known Bob for several […]

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Hopeless

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2012

Based on the quote from GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan’s convention speech, BKeyser gives us this image. And then there’s the Ad from Crossroads…on the jump

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Read My Lips…

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2012

Not to put too fine a point on it, if point is even the correct word, but do you know any women who base the scope of their human rights on their labia?  I don’t.   And having grown up through the sixties and seventies, my understanding of women’s rights was that it was supposed to […]

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Seminar Callers on Immigration

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2012

I put on talk radio when I’m going to be too busy to do any reading at lunch.  Thanks to declining hearing I miss most of it anyway, but today I caught a caller on the Rush Limbaugh program who was concerned that the speakers at the RNC were not addressing the issue of immigration, […]

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RNC 2012 – missed the action? Check C-Span

by Mike August 30, 2012

C-SPAN’s Convention coverage

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Grok at RNC 2012: Monday – The C-SPAN Bus and The NH Delegation

by Mike August 30, 2012

The C-Span bus, a modest but effective rolling showcase Monday in Tampa was predicted to be stormy, and so the business of the RNC was abbreviated to a pro-forma session. Monday breakfast was a chance to meet the NH delegates and other guests, and find out what was happening around town. We also got video […]

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Rand Paul at the RNC –

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2012

Trying to squeeze in speeches as time allows.  Condi Rice, Susana Martinez, and this guy.  Someday, if no one screws it up for him, this guy would probably make a good president.  

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About All That Ron Paul Business…

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2012

I’m not following the story about the minority faction of Ron Paul delegates to the RNC.  I don’t watch debates or conventions…it’s easier to wait for the highlight reels.  But I see updates on Facebook and email threads on the topic and I have two thoughts. First, it is obvious that for months the Ron […]

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Hey! I think I’ll vote for Obama!

by Tim Condon August 30, 2012

Oh really…. Well then don’t be surprised when you get this look from your friends….

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Notable Quotes – Michael J. Fell

by Skip August 30, 2012

Having a fair shot has always been about a constitutionally limited government not interfering with the private sector free market’s ability to afford equal opportunity to everyone, regardless of their starting point in life. In America, government’s job is not to “take care of us”. In America, a centrally planned big government can never replace […]

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“As a Navy SEAL, I fought so I would never have to see my President bow to anyone.”

by Skip August 29, 2012

It seems that President Obama, in claiming that “he did it, not them”, has garnered the ire of folks “that actually did kill him” – The Navy SEAL Special Operations folks.  And it seems, Special Operators from the other branches as well.  Having known some of them, they will sacrifice all but not for someone […]

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Live From the RNC 2012 in Tampa: Second Night, August 29th

by Mike August 29, 2012

For Tuesday’s photos, look here: Live from the RNC 2012 in Tampa Last night, Mitt Romney secured a clear majority of delegates, Lots of great speakers took the stage (see link above), and Ann Romney wowed the crowd as a warm loving wife and mother, who totally trusts her man to “Fix It”. Gov Chris […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement – NH Executive Council: Jerry Thibodeau

by Skip August 29, 2012

We now switch our attention, and our endorsements, back from the US Congress to NH based races.  Specifically, the New Hampshire Executive Council is now our focus and our first endorsement is for Jerry Thibodeau in District 1 where the aged Ray Burton has been the incumbent since, well, dirt was made – with similar […]

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Well, TWO of the NH RNC Delegation are enjoying themselves

by Skip August 29, 2012

…problem is, there were four of them in the shot!  Steve showed one shot of the speaker: Artur Davis (for former Democrat Alabama  Congressman) was addressing the assembled crowd.  I watched it, and was rather suprised: NH State Rep Paul Mirski (with the bow-tie) is enjoying himself RNC Committeewoman Phyllis (who is running for the […]

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Ask A NH Democrat…About Racism

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2012

I bet you a majority of the Democrats in New Hampshire watch MSNBC.  So the next time you see one ask them if this is racist? In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful […]

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Data Point – people really DO want smaller governments

by Skip August 29, 2012

Washington Post – ABC News (no conservative outfits, them): (H/T: Cato)

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A Message from Artur Davis…Former Democrat Congressman from Alabama

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2012

As Ed Morrissey points out what a great trade this was.  The Democrats got Charlie Crist for their convention, we get Artur Davis. Davis lost his faith in the Democrats because Obama made him see what had become of that Party.  Crist veered left in pursuit of political power when it became clear that he […]

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You can tell that it is the Political Silly Season big time when….

by Skip August 29, 2012

…you start getting multiple political poll calls per day.  Up until last week, it was only every once in a while. I have now been called 8 times in two days.  My feeling is that it is going to intensify.  I don’t mind when I have the time – but I extremely do mind when […]

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