Friday, March 15, 2013

At least I use my real name….

by Susan Olsen March 15, 2013

All of us who blog at GraniteGrok expect comments on the things we write, hoping to engage folks in thinking, in discussion, in exchanging ideas.  There is only one rule at GG and that is whatever we write – and whatever commenters post – must be family friendly.  That means, if your children – or […]

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These people vote. They decide who the President will be. No, it’s no joke. It’s real.

by Tim Condon March 15, 2013
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Conservatives Financially Supporting American Progressivism?

by Rick Olson March 15, 2013

“Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order.”  —Christopher Lasch Yes. It is true. Wittingly or unwittingly, Many liberty-minded, Constitutional Conservatives are financially supporting Socialist-Progressive causes in America. Want to know for sure? Talk insurance. Specifically, Progressive Insurance. You know […]

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Senator Kelly Ayotte at CPAC

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

Just because she’s, like, from New Hampshire, right?

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If it Only Saves One Life…

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

Wisconsin recently passed concealed carry.  It probably just saved a woman’s life.

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Rand Paul at CPAC

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

On a short leash today so we’ll leave the exposition for later…

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There’s Bias and then there’s Hyper Bias

by Scott Morales March 15, 2013

Speaking of media bias, let me ask you to characterize the following in a pithy little phrase such as “media bias” and see what you come up with. Let’s suppose a Senator, a white middle-aged loin following male Senator, is accused of following his loin into under-aged brothels and cavorting in such trade illegally while […]

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How About a Little Bias?

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

Much of the media bais that occures is subtle.  From choosing what stories to cover and what to ignore to how issues, ideas, and people are framed in context, word choice and tone convey connotation, intentional or not, to the reader. Here’s a classic example from Yahoo! News. Claudine Zap, writing for The Lookout – […]

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“He Really Is King”

by Susan Olsen March 15, 2013

From Weasel Zippers: WASHINGTON — Following President Obama’s lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins described the food served and the president’s reaction to what was on menu. “University of Maine recipe for healthy lobster salad — I pointed that out to the president in keeping with the first […]

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