Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Status of the Union – a very sorry affair

by Skip February 12, 2013

I tweeted during the whole thing and I’ll put them up later on.  In quickly reviewing them, I think this one sums up the speech the best: There’s NOTHING that the Federal Government can’t do – and nothing that Obama won’t refuse to have it grab. #GROK #TCOT #NHPOLITICS #SOTU But you all knew that […]

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Seamless Statism

by Rick Olson February 12, 2013

   “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.”    —Frederic Bastiat One of the most nifty aspects of […]

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Obama Has His Stage Props – We Have Stage Presence: Ted Nugent At SOTU

by Mike February 12, 2013

Fed up with the blatant overuse of children and ‘victims’ as stage props at Obama speeches, Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas decided to bring in a genuine American Treasure with real stage presence – Ted Nugent. Congressman, we salute you, and we’ll be watching for updates.

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USA Today has nothing on Dr. Leonard Hofstader

by Susan Olsen February 12, 2013

The fish wrappers at USA Today asked “users on social media for one word that best describes the state of our union and compiled more than a hundred responses into a graphic.’ Hofstader asked ‘What would you be if you were attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis?’ Though […]

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Hey! Dufus! Why the Hell Aren’t You Covering “This!?”

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2013

Shawn Millerick, the head of the political fiction section at NH Journal, wanted to know why we at GraniteGrok were not covering the real world story about Ann McKluster Kuster not paying her property taxes.  The appropriate response was to provide a link to the story I actually wrote on February 5th about how Ann […]

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Shawn Millerick: kettle, black

by Skip February 12, 2013

You know, I ALMOST forgot about this line: ——– Original Message ——– Subject:     Kuster?? Date:     Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:39:47 -0500 From:     Shawn Millerick <shawn.millerick@gmail.com> To:     skip@granitegrok.com <skip@granitegrok.com> How is it the biggest opportunity to bash a Democrat/Liberal comes along and you guys have stories about snow storms on your site? […]

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When does a President become a dictator?

by Tim Condon February 12, 2013

This from today’s Washington Post: President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress….One of the first orders is expected this week….The moves underscore Obama’s increasingly aggressive use of executive authority….. Query: Does the U.S. Constitution provide for a President to bypass “a recalcitrant Congress” when it […]

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The Spiral Begins – Competitive Devaluation, AKA Currency Wars

by Mike February 12, 2013

Updated and bumped: Less than 24 hours after we brought you this warning, we read that The world’s biggest banks are begging the leaders of the G20 nations to avoid a currency war. From The Blaze: The world’s biggest banks on Monday begged the Group of 20 economic powers to work together to avoid a […]

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Gun Control is about Obama’s Political Agenda, not Saving Lives

by Don February 12, 2013

President Obama says, “If it only saves one life….” Then he promotes gun restrictions that will kill more law abiding Americans than they save. If it were really his goal, President Obama could do many things that actually save lives. Closing the border and removing the incentives for people to come or stay here illegally […]

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