Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Progressives – just make it too expensive for the ordinary guy to own a gun: a de facto confiscation

by Skip February 20, 2013

A typical handgun in the typical gun store can be had from $300 to $900 (and of course, can go WAY higher).  Until the Progressives started on their current ‘don’t waste the Sandy Hook crisis” jeremiad to disarm the populace (even as they admit their gun grabs would NOT have stopped any of the recent […]

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Obamaphones – free for “the indigent” but man, are we paying the sales folks well!

by Skip February 20, 2013

It isn’t enough that the FCC decided that the Rural Telephone Fee was going to be switched paying for landlines and now to cellphones.  It isn’t enough that costs have skyrocketed well beyond even the most “liberal” estimates and that millions have received them that aren’t supposed to (sure, just like with Medicaid, fraud costs […]

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Consider the consequence of a decision – or the keeping of a promise

by Skip February 20, 2013

Unlike our Tranparency-in-Chief Obama who has, over and over, promised that his Administration would be the most transparent ever (as in former EPA Head Lisa Jackson using TWO unofficial email address to keep official business, well, opaque to the public), this boss was very transparent as to what would happen: A southwest Ohio woman says […]

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CSPOA Update: Over 300 Sheriffs and Ten State Sheriff’s Associations On Board

by Mike February 20, 2013

When we first told you about Richard Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, he had signed up over two hundred county sheriffs to uphold the Constitution, and resist any Federal encroachment on the Second Amendment. The numbers keep on climbing, and now it’s over 300 sheriffs, including the state Sheriff’s Associations of Utah, Florida, […]

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Data Point – 8 Worst ROI college degrees

by Skip February 20, 2013

A few years ago, I was horrified that a young lady had gone to an Ivy League school, a very expensive school, simply to get an early childhood education degree (think: daycare teacher).  She was in tears (in the article, that is) over the fact that the money she could earn with that very expensive […]

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The New State Color Will Be Potato

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2013

That’s right, It is time for a new state vegetable.  (heh heh.) No, I’m not kidding.   By a vote of 276-75 the New Hampshire House today voted to change  our state vegetable to the White potato. Racists. The potato bill cites research showing New Hampshire was the first state to cultivate the white potato […]

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The Steep Barriers To Entry in Massachusetts – Bielat Withdraws

by Mike February 20, 2013

Followup: Last week, I was quick enough to tell readers about Sean Bielat’s run at the open Senate seat in Massachusetts, and commend him to you: “Semper Fi! A Marine Stands Up In Massachusetts” Unfortunately, it was not to be – the short timeframe and large number of signatures required to get on the ballot […]

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Data Point – So, how likely are you to die from a gun?

by Skip February 20, 2013

Apparently, not high at all, for the average person.  Seems, though, these odds don’t seem to apply  to Chicago or DC or LA gangbangers (H/T: The Blaze)

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A picture…

by Susan Olsen February 20, 2013

…is worth a thousand words. H/T Looking Spoon  

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Ghost of Poznanski Arrest from 2009 Returns

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2013

Some stories have legs.  This one has at least 44 of them.  That would be both legs of former Democrat New Hampshire House Rep Brian Poznanski’s and the legs of 21 others, all busted for possession of alcohol (under age drinking), at a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire, circa Halloween 2009. Poznanski was newly elected, and had […]

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A theraputic tattoo….

by Tim Condon February 20, 2013

I’m normally not much of a tattoo fan, but here’s an example of one that is at once beautiful, courageous, and theraputic. It adorns the chest of Inga Duncan Thornell, a breast cancer survivor who had to undergo a double mastectomy. I say good for her! It’s gorgeous!

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Yikes. Just…yikes.

by Tim Condon February 20, 2013

Headlines from yesterday’s Daily Mail Online: “U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets.  The Micro Air Vehicles will work in swarms to provide complex surveillance of a battlefield. They can also be armed with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives ‘for precision targeting capability’.” […]

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Let’s Be Clear On Why Democrats Want To Kill The School Scholarship Program

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2013

In April of last year I pointed out what appeared obvious to me.  That the small business school scholarship program,  eventually passed into law last year–the one New Hampshire Democrats are trying to repeal–could actually save the towns and the state money. In Merrimack the actual ‘on-paper’ cost per student is well over $14,000.00 each.; […]

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“The Washington Monument Ploy”: As in the Town of Grafton, so too in Washington, DC

by Tim Condon February 20, 2013

Less than two weeks ago the people of the town of Grafton gathered to vote on their annual town budget. In arguing for a 10% reduction in spending—which passed—I explained that…

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Democrats Against ObamaCare – WSJ’s James Taranto

by Mike February 20, 2013

In his column today, “The Devil Made Them Do It“, WSJ’s James Taranto reports that some Democrats are finding that the Devil of Obamacare is in the details, of implementation, that is. A group of the same mental giants that brought us Obamacare were getting angry with Gary Cohen, head of the Center for Consumer […]

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