Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shawn Millerick – FoJ (Friend of Jethro)

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2012

In today’s NH Journal: Ignoring the fact that the concepts of spelling and grammar often seem foreign to our ‘Blogger of the Month’ ……That said, it also seems like we should note who Steve Macdonald keeps company with.

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Little old ladies like me

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2012

From the PJ Tatler: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” Jackson Lee said […]

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NHJournal – Maybe I jumped the Gun On the Importance of Spelling…

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2012

I may have been a bit premature when I titled my first Blog “NHJournal – Where Spelling Is More Important Than Integrity.” Just for a refresher, Shawn Millerick thought it would be funny to point out how I left a letter out of his first name and misspelled Pat Hynes last name (My spell checker […]

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NHJournal – Where Spelling Is More Important Than Integrity

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2012

I have to admit that Shawn Millerick got me good when he said I couldn’t spell.  Actually the problem is that I am not terribly adept at typing and I try to squeeze out posts before work and after the kids go to bed.  I’m not always thorough.  But on a positive note, I don’t […]

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Quick Thought – Role of the State; what about Liberties?

by Skip December 19, 2012

From Tim’s post: the New Deal settlement has been reshaping Americans’ expectations about the nation-state’s reach and role. Consequently, the U.S. federal government will continue to provide a social safety net, regulate the economy, and shoulder a substantial share of responsibility for safeguarding the social and economic bases of political equality. The State is responsible for […]

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And so the “caving in” begins over Sandy Hook and Political Correctness and lack of a backbone

by Skip December 19, 2012

First it was private equity house,Cerebus, unloading its Bushmaster gun company – I merely noticed it knowing that the California Teachers Retirement fund was vested in Cerebus and therefore, a part owner in Bushmaster.  Such a PR faux pas was not going to last long – and it didn’t as it is now set for […]

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Blogline of the Day – on socialism

by Skip December 19, 2012

Asking a socialist to embrace austerity is like asking a prostitute to embrace chastity: it’s simply not part of the business model. I still like Steve‘s, involving “eunuchs at a fertility festival.”   (H/T: Instapundit)

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This will drive the Greenies at TreeHugger nuts!

by Skip December 19, 2012

Over at Breitbart is a post with this headline:     “Coal Use Set To Surpass Oil In  A Decade: IEA“.  I used to go over and post comments over at TreeHugger, as regular readers of the ‘Grok know, and bring the Lefty Enviro-wacko stream of consciousness back here just so that you see what the mindset […]

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Senator Joe “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting.” Manchin seemed to enjoy himself

by Skip December 19, 2012

That would be Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat.  Who famously used a rifle during a campaign commercial vowing to kill the EPA Cap N Trade bill.  He certainly has touted his NRA credentials.  However, just like most Liberal politicians, he’s stuck the wet pinkie in the air and pivoted so quick his feet are 6″ in […]

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Today’s almighty federal government: “The illusion of impregnability”

by Tim Condon December 19, 2012

Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal that “big government is here to stay. This is particularly important for libertarians to absorb. Over the last two hundred years…

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Notable Quote – Charles Krauthammer on “Progressive Choice”

by Skip December 19, 2012

“… it is more than slightly ironic that Democrats, the fiercely pro-choice party, reserve free choice for aborting a fetus while denying it for such matters as choosing your child’s school or joining a union.” – Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, commentator   “while denying it for such matters” – Those that wish to make the […]

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An Assault Weapon or Not An Assault Weapon…That is the Question

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2012

I’m no expert on firearms but do a fair job of knowing how government works and this “we need to do something” thing plays right into my wheelhouse. That “something” is the desire of legislators to appear to be capable of managing our lives in every meaningful way, so when a nut plotted, planned and […]

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Reason and force

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2012

A fellow New Hampshire-ite wrote this several years ago and, while it has already been reposted and cross-posted around the blogosphere over the past few days, it is more than worthy of another read: Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something […]

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Choice

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2012

20 innocent children.  Full of promise.  Harming no one.  Dead.  Murdered by a stranger bent on their destruction.   Guns don’t kill children.  People do. 1.2 million innocent children.  Full of promise.   Harming no one.  Dead.  Murdered by strangers with the explicit permission of their mothers.  Scalpels don’t kill children.  In 2011, their mothers and their mothers’ […]

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Some Anti-Gun Hypocrites

by Don December 19, 2012

Leading Democrat Senators want to limit your access to guns.  They already have their permits, but they think that you can’t be trusted with a gun.  Senator Feinstein is going to re-introduce the assault weapons ban even though it did nothing to reduce murders when it was in place before nor was there any increase in murders when it […]

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“Gun Free Zone” is a Misnomer

by Don December 19, 2012

A researcher on the radio indicates that since 1950 each instance of public mass killings, except for one, where more than 3 people were killed has been in a “gun free zone”. It would be more appropriate to call a “gun free zone” something else, maybe: “easy victim zone”, “easy kill zone”, “easy way to fame zone”, “shoot ducks in a […]

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