December 2012

Granite Grok’s Top Twenty Posts For 2012

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2012

Hot Air does this every year, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  It is a compilation of the posts that got the most comments in 2012.  That’s right, this is comment based. And I can tell you, since I have a few posts on this list, that how well you write, or how […]

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The Gun Ban song

by Skip December 31, 2012

(H/T: Kit Up!)

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Fiscal Cliff Deal? A classic case of the Left embiggining Government

by Skip December 31, 2012

Update: Current tax rates would be permanently extended for singles making $400,000 or below, and permanently extended for couples making $450,000 or below For singles, capital gains and dividends of $400,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $400,000 would be permanently taxed at 20 percent For couples, […]

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The Nashua Telegraph Has An Integrity Deficit

by Rick Olson December 31, 2012

“There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.” —George Eliot Two days ago, the Nashua Telegraph wrote an Editorial asking, “Why does the NRA fear truth about guns?” Upon carefully reading the article and researching the sources (or […]

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Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip December 31, 2012

Wherever liberty as we understand it has been destroyed, this has almost always been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people. – F. A. Hayek, the Road to Serfdom   Certainly, Progressives believe that they have new “freedom not to be bankrupted from illness” with Obamacare – but are destroying […]

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Rumors- Ralph Wilson Jr. Sold Buffalo Bills to Avoid Taxes

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2012

From Facebook. (Rumors…) A conglomeration including Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and, very likely, Donald Trump and Bob Rich have purchased the Buffalo Bills from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. for an unknown sum, probably in the $800Million to $1Billion range. Wilson is said to have sold based on the expectation that both estate taxes and capital […]

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“I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed…”

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2012

An Open letter from Marine Cpl Joshua Boston to US Senator Diane Feinstein. Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so […]

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Hope and Change

by Susan Olsen December 31, 2012

H/T The Looking Spoon    

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Yet another Promise whose expiration date has come due?

by Skip December 30, 2012

It is a object of faith that almost every promise that Obama, that most statements he makes about actions to be taken, often have future expiration dates – that which was forcefully stated is undone by later statements, political hedging, turn out to just be what needed to be said to get elected, or  by […]

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The Armed Citizen And Lying Gun Grabbers

by Rick Olson December 30, 2012

”A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”—George Washington Tiresome are liberals lying and telling people that if they arm themselves, then the criminal […]

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Send a Wanker home for Christmas – Part III

by Skip December 30, 2012

Grokster Tom put up Send a Wanker home for Christmas in reaction to CNN’s Brit celebrity talking head, Piers Morgan, constant hoplaphobic yakking about how some US Citizens “over value” the words of the Second Amendment and seems to be in total agreement with Obama’s phrase concerning bitter clingers and their guns and Bibles.  Then […]

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Runs like a Deere….no thanks to a sniveling Lowe’s

by Skip December 30, 2012

I still miss the ole’ Suburban.  What’s not to like about a land yacht that had a really nice comfy bench seat in the front where TMEW would sit right next to me, a long wheel base to smooth out the bumps, 4wd to take care of the ravine that one must pass to get […]

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On Anti-Gun Zombies And Purposeful Ignorance

by Rick Olson December 30, 2012

“One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street… these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.” —Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC, Firearms […]

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It was only a matter of time for the low-lifes to show up….

by Skip December 30, 2012

SOMEBODY has to be responsible, right?  NY Daily News: A lawyer who’s asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school’s intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money. “It’s about living in a world that’s safe,” […]

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Kids say the darndest things…

by Susan Olsen December 30, 2012

Friend of mine told me she was eating breakfast with her 13-year-old granddaughter and asked her, “What day is the 20th of February?” Granddaughter said “It’s President’s Day!” (She’s a smart kid.) So my friend asks “What does President’s Day mean?” and she was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln… etc. Granddaughter replied, “President’s […]

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“Let us see who is the strongest…”

by Susan Olsen December 30, 2012

I’m working on a new pillow…..  

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They Can’t Criminalize Us After The Fact – Ex Post Facto Legislation Prohibited

by Mike December 30, 2012

Remember those powerful clauses in the Bill of Rights with words like “Congress shall make no law….”, “Congress shall not infringe…”? Well there are other equally powerful clauses right up front in Article I which deserve our attention as DiFi, Mario Junior (Andrew Cuomo), and BarryO talk about criminalizing guns that we have already obtained […]

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Contact Info for Employees at the Journal-News (They Published Gun Owners Addresses)

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2012

Because turnabout is always fair play, a blogger went and dug up the names and addresses (phone numbers and other contact info) of the folks at the Journal-News.   The Journal-News thought it would be fun to release all the names and addresses (with interactive map) of registered gun owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland […]

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Notable Quote – Abraham Lincoln

by Skip December 30, 2012

Note – the real reason for the Second Amendment: “We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America

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Your childrens’ future…

by Susan Olsen December 30, 2012

H/T John Hinderacker and Michael Ramirez…emphasis mine. “If there is one thing we know for sure about the federal government, it is that it spends way too much money–around $3.54 trillion in FY 2012, with a $1.1 trillion deficit. You would think that the man who presides over this mess, Barack Obama, would have the […]

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Fiscal Cliff – tax time coming?

by Skip December 29, 2012

Nothing else needs to be added for this Obama tax hike: Married?  That table is after the jump:

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PUC Approves PSNH Rate Increase – Observe the Democrat’s Circular Green Firing Squad!

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2012

Back in September PSNH announced that it would need to rasie rates to deal with about 67 million dollars a year in costs associated with RGGI (and other state energy mandates)- a tax (RGGI) that Maggie Hassan was proud of, if you’ve forgotten.   (Grokster Tom also has a nice treatment of those same stories here.) […]

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Paging Bill Binnie – The Nashua Telegraph Is Up For Sale!

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2012

Bill Binnie has been buying up media in New Hampshire.  WBIN-TV!  He just scooped up some radio stations.  And hey, wouldn’t a major Granite State newspaper be a great edition?  I think so, so how about the Nashua Telegraph? That’s right, the family that owns that liberal bird-cage liner (based out of Pennsylvania–say hi to […]

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I have a very simple question to ask of Progressives for which they will have no answer

by Skip December 29, 2012

Every time that the topic of  illegal immigration comes up, the Proggies all exclaim “But we CAN’T deport all 12 million “undocumented workers!!!” when it comes to enforcing just our current immigration laws – you all but admit that Government can’t find them all?  Their only solution is to just amnesty them So, all you […]

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Blogline of the Day (version 1 – there’s another I have to “re-find”) – Bush tax cuts

by Skip December 29, 2012

Over at Instapundit (emphasis mine): “For ten years we have been told that the Bush tax cuts applied mostly to the rich. Now it is imperative that we extend them further or the middle class is going to take a big hit.” It never really turns out as Liberals / Progressives / Democrats yammer about, […]

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Where Burt Cohen makes a fool of himself on NH TV

by Skip December 29, 2012

As I have posted before, I generally DVR the regular Sunday morning talking head shows to listen to what the Progressive Libs have to say.  Most of the times, except for the Fox show, the Conservatives are out numbered.  So I was rather surprised at last week’s Closeup (WMUR 9, hosted by Josh McElveen – […]

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So, looks like gun owners are hating Senator Diane Feinstein’s gun grab, yes?

by Skip December 29, 2012

Or as I saw on one post “the only packing anti-gunner I know” – she’s got her CA carry permit and weapon and has said why she has it (…”I’ll take them with me!”).  Certainly, a lot of gun owners (or would  be owners) right after the Newtown tragedy felt that the gun-loathers (and those […]

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Conservative v Libertarian or Libertarian Class A v Libertarian Class B?

by Scott Morales December 29, 2012

I never formally placed libertarians into two classes. However, I did recognize a difference but considered one as libertarian and the other as conservative, conservative in the Anglo-American sense: conserving American’s independence, the recognition of unalienable individual rights coming not from man but beyond, and the freedom from tyranny in every form. Doing so because […]

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Notable Quote – Dr. Larry Arrn

by Skip December 29, 2012

Imprimis – On Progressivism and the despotism it will bring: The experts who run the modern bureaucratic state think they are architects of a perfectly rational society. They think of themselves as scientists, and of the running of government as something more like science—the science of administration—than politics. They think they can coordinate society comprehensively […]

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Notable Quote – Plus!: On Restraining the ‘Passions of Men’

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2012

“For Conservative thinkers believe that man is corrupt, that his appetites need restraint, and that the forces of custom, authority, law, and government, as well as moral discipline, are required to keep sin in check.” -Quintin Hogg       “Experience has ever shown, that education, as well as religion, aristocracy, as well as democracy […]

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