March 2013

A “be careful for what you legislate” moment…

by Skip March 31, 2013

…being brought to you by people who hate the idea that there are some in those that actually put the Constitution first.  The first set of folks are those that are trying to put more gun control legislation into place.  The latter set of folks are those that are saying that they will not enforce […]

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New Hampshire’s “No Information” Voter

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2013

Grok Friend Spec Bowers just posted this on facebook. (Talk about a bridge too far.) A friend was talking with a neighbor about the gas tax. The neighbor said, “Yeah, that’s what you get when you vote Republican.” My friend told him the bill is being pushed by the Democrats. His neighbor replied, “No the […]

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Easter Tomfoolery With Guns

by Rick Olson March 31, 2013

“I’ve had great success being a total idiot.”  —Jerry Lewis tom·fool·er·y  (Noun) Foolish or silly behavior. Synonyms: foolery – silliness – foolishness – buffoonery. Yesterday, four individuals stopped their vehicle along Interstate 93 North, near the 293/93 fork, parked, unloaded some guns and proceeded to engage in target practice along side the highway, along the […]

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Blowing up big stuff can always be considered a Palate Cleanser

by Skip March 31, 2013

Normal, slow, slower, and slowest – you can even see the det cord going off! (H/T: Gizmodo)

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Fiscal Frugality? Sometimes for local governments, fiscal independence should be the goal

by Skip March 31, 2013

My time as a Budget Committee member taught me a lot of lessons – one of which is how each level of government depends on money dropped down from above (or taken from below).  Trust me, it is not a small amount of money (and here in NH, it is a Big Boatload at the […]

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Yet one more form for Obamacare – may get used more than folks realize

by Skip March 31, 2013

Rule Number 2: Companies exist to make a profit. You have their job until you no longer help them make a profit. And when you aren’t (or can’t) because of a Government issued mandate called Obamacare (Rule Number 3)?  You get this. (H/T:  Doug Ross)

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Biden:”If it only saves one life!” Er, and why a robe by the bed saves one’s modesty

by Skip March 31, 2013

You NEVAH know when you might have to charge out of bed to defend one’s own and property and find oneself living one of those weird dreams that percolate up from time to time (“Where’s my clothes!”).  Betcha this guy wishes a robe had been as close as his sidearm (reformatted, emphasis mine): Eric Martin […]

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OK, not quite religious Easter material….but slo-mo can always be good dealing with Easter Eggs and Peeps!

by Skip March 31, 2013

Heh!  Slo-mo is always fun to watch! (H/T: The Blaze)

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He “IS” Risen! Happy Easter!

by Rick Olson March 31, 2013

  “God gives all; God asks all.” -Elizabeth Elliot  

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Google, is this a form of “evil”? Or is elevation of the political over religion “not evil”?

by Skip March 31, 2013

Update:  Sometimes we do clash on topics (great minds and all that); Grokster Steve posted on this as well – PLEASE read his post as well! Today is Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Google is well known for celebrating certain days with their “doodle art” when you go to their home page – and […]

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Cesar Chavez…More Important than Easter?

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2013

Today is Easter Sunday.  Whether you are into the religious significance or not, it is a long celebrated holiday by a large number of people on the planet.  The Eggs and bunny thing is certainly a feature of the modern holiday and a noted aspect throughout Europe for centuries, with or without Jesus.  So why […]

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He has risen, indeed

by Skip March 31, 2013

Today is Easter – in my mind, the most solemn, yet joyous day in the Christian calender. It is the culmination of the Old and New Testament – God’s love for us.  In His absolute holiness, our sin (from the free expression of will) is anathema – holiness cannot accept any blemish of that holiness. […]

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What else COULD you say?

by Skip March 31, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Feds Gobble Up Ammo: Marines and Police Scrimp And Save

by Mike March 30, 2013

First there were the stories about DHS buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, for practice – perfectly innocent, they said. Steve explained that, even if the purchases were for practice, at normal rates of consumption, that would be sufficient for decades of practice, and besides, hollow point rounds are illegal in war, and an expensive […]

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I thought I had seen this before….certainly, no astroturf here!

by Skip March 30, 2013

(Image H/T: Big Government) Go to that URL and what shows up is that URL but rebranded as “Organizing for America”.  Part of the text there says: “There’s another simple thing you can do right now to show the overwhelming support for universal background checks. Take the sign and put it somewhere folks will see […]

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A redefinition of “Choice”

by Skip March 30, 2013

Yes, I am (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Notable Quote – Ludwig Von Mises

by Skip March 30, 2013

“Private property creates for the individual a sphere in which he is free of the state.  It sets limits to the operation of the authoritarian will.  It allows other forces to arise side by side with and in opposition to political power.  It thus becomes the basis of all those activities that are free from […]

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Riffs off Laura Ingraham’s opening monologue – social issues and the Republican Party.

by Skip March 30, 2013

I like Laura Ingraham, a Conservative talk show hostess, and I do listen into The Factor when she guest hosts.  I had DVR’d the program for a different segment, but this morning upon playing it back, her opening monologue caught my attention even more: The question of what sort of culture our children are going […]

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Shurtleff Defends Stand Your Ground Repeal In The Union Leader

by Rick Olson March 30, 2013

“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 Last Monday, Steve Shurtleff wrote an op-ed in advocacy for his bill to repeal stand your ground. He tells several lies, makes completely inaccurate statements and could […]

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Richard Venola: Ridiculous Extremes

by Rick Olson March 29, 2013

In July 2011, Guns and Ammo’s  Richard Venola wrote this article speaking directly to the topic of those at our Sporting Clubs who make the shooting experience extremely unpleasant at times.  With the recent surge and upticks in new memberships, Venola’s observations, wisdom and experience is never needed more than it is today. I pass […]

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Efficacy Of High-Cap Magazine Bans

by Rick Olson March 29, 2013

“Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.”   —John McCarthy How come the demonstrator did not have any rubber scissors? or a tongue depressor?

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The Pushback Against Anti-Gun Legislation Continues

by Mike March 29, 2013

First, There’s the growing list of companies which won’t sell to state government or law enforcement, anything that the state’s citizens can’t legally buy. In that vein, meet Serbu Firearms, maker of bolt-action and semi-automatic .50 caliber sniper rifles, who have stated that they will not be selling their arms to the New York Police […]

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“Dana Loesch Vs. Piers Morgan and Van Jones on Gun Control” Yes: One Lady Kicked both A***s

by Skip March 29, 2013

I met Dana Loesch about a year ago at a symposium jointly held by the Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Center.  She is all but fearless, knows her stuff, and refuses to take any crap from anybody.  Conservative?  You betcha!  Fearless?  You betcha!  Knows what she’s talking about? Absatively! Making Van Jones speechless?  Rockin’!  Continuing […]

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Biden:”If it only saves one life!” Two came in – one gun forced them out (and its friend giving a helping hand)

by Skip March 29, 2013

From WRAL: An Elm City woman shot at two men who broke into her home on Tonya Road Friday morning, her husband told WRAL News. Chris Griffin said his wife, who had stayed home sick from work, heard a noise around 11 a.m. and then saw two men outside her house. When she heard them […]

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Rules of Misconduct and Conflicts of Interest

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2013

On the matter of Governor Hassan considering Gambling Lobbyist Lucy Hodder as her next Attorney General, the indispensable Ed Mosca provides more fuel for that fire. How would it not be a violation of at least the spirit of Professional Rule of Misconduct 1.11 for Hodder to be involved with Millennium Gambling as AG; as […]

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The Curiosity rover on Mars

by Tim Condon March 29, 2013

That’s an old picture sent back by Viking or Pathfinder or one of the previous visitors to Mars. The Curiosity rover is a whole new ball game. And it’s really interesting. Go HERE to see why. (Hit the FULLSCREEN button in the upper left and use the magnifiers to get the full effect. Yikes! Cool!)

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A Bolder Kind of RINO

by Rick Olson March 29, 2013

It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.  —Junius House Bill 135 passed out of the House this week. The bill repeals the stand your ground bill that was passed over the governor’s veto last year. The vote was very close […]

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Confessions of an Unrepentant Realist – Part 1

by Scott Morales March 29, 2013

It’s the precedent of the seizing of Cypriot assets that alarms me.  I’m hearing from news anchors that, “it can’t happen here”, from pundits that, “it can’t happen here” and that, “America is too strong, it’ll never happen. We’re different.” But, unfortunately for me, I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe Americans are immune […]

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The Waste List

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2013

Courtesy of Twitter and the NRCC, we have a list of government spending defined as waste.  There is wasted regulatory spending, and then the plain old “why is the government paying for that” waste. Examples? Video game programs and studies.  Audit programs that cost more than they save. Sculpture gardens.  How about cash innovation awards […]

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Money for nuthin….

by Susan Olsen March 29, 2013

So let me get this straight, some 250 folks were trusting (nay, let’s be honest, greedy and stupid) enough to loan money to a Ponzi scheme in the hopes of making astonishing returns on those loans and when the scumbag operating it finally ran out of suckers and money and the game collapsed, these 250 […]

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