Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Troopers are not the only rent-seekers – so is Pike Industries

by Skip March 19, 2013

Grokster Steve’s post (“Troopers Admit – They Just Want the Money“) is a great one that demonstrates rent-seeking –  enriches the few at the expense of the many by advocating for an action by Government.  In the case of the State Troopers, they’re absolutely good with having Government approve a casino simply because it will […]

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The Ugly Face Of Tyranny

by Rick Olson March 19, 2013

“We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has to make those choices for people.” — Hilary Rodham Clinton  

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Guest post by Andrew Hemingway

by Skip March 19, 2013

Following Departure of Partisan Attorney General Delaney, Hemingway Calls on Governor Hassan to Appoint Independent-Minded Successor Contact:  Andrew Hemingway (603)203-4063 firstinthenation@gmail.com Today, Attorney General Michael Delaney announced he will not be seeking re-nomination as the head of New Hampshire’s Justice Department. This comes after a term when he used the job to push a liberal […]

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GovernmentOversite: NHListens / Granite State Future – another viewpoint

by Skip March 19, 2013

Both the ‘Grok and GovernmentOversite went to the same event last week: a “listening” session conducted by NHListens (an offsoot of the Carsey Institute at UNH, where “Carsey” is the uber-Progressive TV producer, Marsey Carsey).  Here is the video that ‘Grok friend Ed over at put together over at GovernmentOversite (a mashup of some of […]

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Calvin Coolidge—and Thomas Jefferson—come to Grafton, Part II

by Tim Condon March 19, 2013

Well then…where was I? Oh yes, I was talking about the Grafton town election we had last week. Previous GraniteGrok postings explained what happened at the town deliberative meeting (see The Magnificent Small-Government Activists of Grafton, New Hampshire, and then Calvin Coolidge Comes to Grafton, Part One). And then I left off in Part I […]

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Pleased to meet you: Hope you guess my name

by Mike March 19, 2013

Separated at birth? Barry’s real father? Strange politics by the History Channel? We present, you decide……. H/T Mail OnLine Why does the devil in ‘The Bible’ look exactly like President Obama? Meanwhile, a familiar refrain comes to mind (Copyright- The Rolling Stones):

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The Shrill Kathy On Fame And Infamy

by Rick Olson March 19, 2013

“Let your family, staff, and friends know that you’re still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.” —Donald Rumsfeld  Kathy Sullivan, in an opposite editorial yesterday asked in the Union Leader, “Is Bill O’Brien really better known than Franklin Pierce? Naturally, this was yet another hit piece on Bill […]

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What Problem Will HB 135 (The Repeal of Stand Your Ground) Address?

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2013

HB 135 would not address any problem, unless justifying the fear-mongering and misinformation campaign of the anti-gun crowd is the goal. To that end there is a great editorial about H135 and the fear mongering of the left, in the union leader.  here’s a snippet. Testifying against the “stand your ground” legislation in 2011, Associate […]

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Gun Grabbers and the Firearms Commerce Stream

by Rick Olson March 19, 2013

“A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.” —Hugh Kingsmill (British writer and critic. 1889-1949) USA Today: February 13, 2013: “Gun Dealers Report Shortages of Ammunition” The Inquisitor: 2/18/2013: “The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2013 Continues.” CNN Money: 3/12/2013: “Gun shops face massive ammunition shortage” Huffington Post: 1/16/2013: “Ammo […]

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Troopers Admit – They Just Want the Money

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2013

The New Hampshire Troopers Association and the New Hampshire Police Association agree. Legalizing casino gambling wouldn’t endanger public safety but would in fact be a boon to law enforcement budgets, New Hampshire state police and police officers argued Monday. No more crime than adding a large mall.  Troopers are stretched thinn.  There are even plea’s for concern […]

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LP Is Awesome! No, Not Liquid Propane, the Libertarian Party. Or is it?

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2013

I saw this humorous graphic on facebook this morning.  I actually laughed out loud it was so absurd.  Then I went to the LP facbook page (Washington DC) to ensure it came from them, which it did.  I guess we could call it LP propaganda?   It’s a graphic designed to show us all how […]

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The wretched unfairness of White Privilege…

by Tim Condon March 19, 2013

…is being addressed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, according to a short piece in the City Journal magazine entitled White Wristbands: Wisconsin Declares War on Caucasian Privilege. Interesting. Also interesting is that the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction tries to explain the situation in an “Important Updated Message” on their website. In somewhat murky language, […]

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