Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guest post by NH State Rep Jane Cormier – Sanborton Republican Dennis Fields Votes Against 2nd Amendment (among other things…)

by Skip March 7, 2013

[Note: a compendium of “Dennis-isms” from the just completed Belknap County budget process at the end  -Skip] Boy, this being a “representative” is pretty difficult stuff. I have to admit, even though I take our Wednesday meeting/voting sessions at the State House pretty seriously, sitting through some of these difficult County Budget meetings has really […]

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About that filibuster by Rand Paul about drone strikes to kill Americans in America….

by Tim Condon March 7, 2013

Remember all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by the regressives on the political Left about waterboarding (something, by the way, that is done to certain military men as part of their training, not to mention CIA agents)? Awful, awful, awful! Torture, torture, torture! Barbarian, barbarian, barbarian (that’s enough of that)! But wait! […]

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You can’t make this stuff up…

by Susan Olsen March 7, 2013

Susan Rice: “As a result North Korea‘s ruling elite who have been living large while impoverishing their people….” The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose a new sanction on North Korea that ‘specifies some luxury items North Korea’s elite is not allowed to import, such as yachts, racing cars, luxury automobiles and certain types […]

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THE NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCES…

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2013

THE NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCES NH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: KATE BAKER PHONE: 603-785-0174 EMAIL: KATE@NETWORKFOREDUCATION.ORG THE NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCES NH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION SOMERSWORTH, NH – The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO), announces a Scholarship Information Session to be held March 14 (Thurs.) at 7:45 […]

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This is THE Question confronting the Establishment Republicans: What DO you stand for (besides mere winning)?

by Skip March 7, 2013

This exemplifies the divide in the Republican Party today; it is especially true given the events in the NH House with Republicans voting for a $1 Billion gas tax (emphasis mine, reformatted): Club for Growth President Chris Chocola charged that Republican establishment figure Karl Rove cares more about the Republican brand than Republican “core beliefs.”   […]

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Trust

by Skip March 7, 2013

Just surfing around a few days ago and I came across this over at RedState: Why Should a Lady Own a Gun … ?  Now, most of it was interesting (kinda, to a point) but what caught my eye was this at the end: Finally, owning a gun exercises an Amendment Right. It is a […]

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This Was the Moment When the Rise of the Oceans Began to Slow…”

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2013
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My title is from the now infamous line from the narcissistic in chief, Barack Obama,  where he announces that by choosing him, the planet could begin to heal. I’m not feelin’ the healin.’ It also turns out that the rise of the seas (what little there was) began to slow in 2002/2003, and have been heading downward […]

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Does the Gas Tax Bill The NH House Just Passed Violate the State Constitution?

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2013
Polar Bear Facepalm

The short answer is yes.  Yes, it does.  (The long answer will be nothing but excuses from its proponents.) Part II, Article 6-a, states that any money raised through gas taxes (gas road tolls), must be used exclusively for public highways and “no part of such revenues shall, by transfer or funds or otherwise, be diverted to any other […]

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Ruth Gulick – A Belknap County Democrat Morality Tale

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2013
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Democrats say the darnedest things.  Take NH House Rep Ruth Gulick (D- Aesop’s Fables), whom Skip recorded at a recent Belknap county budget meeting.  Ruth shared a little morality tale with those present, with regard to budgets and responsibility. In Ruth’s version the county taxpayers have a moral responsibility to the employees whom they pay.  That responsibility includes ensuring that the […]

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Data Point – United States Homicide Rate 1885-2012, annotated

by Skip March 7, 2013

(H/T: Doug Ross)

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Drone Hypocrisy?

by Tom March 7, 2013

Sitting here, watching the 13th hour of Rand Paul’s Senate filibuster, I see a lot of angst on Twitter about Senator Kelly Ayotte’s conspicuous absence from the #StandWithRand party in the US Capitol. Now, I wasn’t able to watch the entire event, so I am not sure if Kelly showed up earlier to add her […]

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