Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guest Post by C.dog e.doG – “Gas Tax Lisping Fantasticos Just Give Me Gas”

by Skip March 21, 2013

C.dog e.dog is our most prolific commenters here on the ‘Grok who I first “met” over at TreeHugger (the Greenie Statist Enviro site that I go over to poke a stick into once in a while) – and he followed me “home”.  Located somewhere in this Live Free or Die State that we adore, he’s […]

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NHListens – the non-profit FOR the sustainable Granite State Future plan which HATES our NH environment!

by Skip March 21, 2013

Or for another take, this subtitle:                        NHListens – the “Run Away!” edition! Gosh, and last week was JUST.SO.MUCH.FUN!  So this week was supposed to be the next one in the North Country series of “listening” sessions.  Get out of work on time (and an unexpected “happening”)?  Yup – Check!  Good weather?  Snow?  Rain?  Fire? Raining […]

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Data Point – Background gun checks 1999 – 2013

by Skip March 21, 2013

  I took the liberty of emphasizing how much higher the trend is for 2013 is compared to previous years – methinks this is the fact that people are out and voting with their feet, money, and time against what the Statists wish to impose upon us. (H/T: The Blaze)

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Who HASN’T wanted to do this with a used car – and salesman?

by Skip March 21, 2013

Heh!  I laughed like a fool

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Blog Headline of the Day – thank you, President Obama

by Skip March 21, 2013

Obama and Biden Bitterly Clinging to Assault Weapons Ban   Turnabout IS fair play.  Obama ACCUSED us to clinging to our guns and Bibles – as if either is a bad thing.  Now, with Harry Reid at the Senatorial helm, ‘Bam and Biden may be clinging to just a dream. Nice to finally see a […]

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Did some of those HB617 Republicans not like that Flashlight that shined brightly? Good – Mission Accomplished

by Skip March 21, 2013

OK, I know this is a couple of days old, but still worth posting as an object lesson.  We here at the ‘Grok raised a fuss and a big ‘ole stinkeroonie as we figuratively shined our flashlight into a dark corner – the kind of one where taxpayers end up paying for the mistakes that […]

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Notable Quote – Joseph Epstein

by Skip March 21, 2013

Even when they have not lent their energies to promoting schemes for human betterment that depend on the mass coercion of real human beings, the intellectuals’ overdependence on ideas, and their consequent detachment from reality, have often turned them into little demons of ignorant subtlety. – Joseph Epstein   (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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One Lesson Why Government Should Be Made To Move Slowly…

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

New York State and it’s governor acted with great haste in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, writing and enacting even tougher gun control laws than they already had. But a state permitted to legislate like a three year old who has just discovered a spider on their arm is destined to make mistakes.  Government should […]

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So who is Megan Douglass, Esq. and why is she emailing teachers?

by Susan Olsen March 21, 2013

This morning, teachers at West High School in Manchester found an email from Ms. Douglass saying:  ‘My name is Megan. I am a former middle school teacher, and I am a member of Organizing for Action/Manchester. I am writing to invite you to a rally that OFA is sponsoring, to call attention to education cuts […]

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Star Trek – Into Darkness

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

Cuz we needs sumpin sides pol-ticks.

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NH House Kills Casino Bill HB 665

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

From Jim Rubens for the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling. Immediate Release: House Kills 2-Casino Bill By Nearly 4-1 Margin Contact: Jim Rubens, (603) 359-3300 This morning the House killed HB665 by a 249-65. HB665 would have permitted two casinos, one in the North Country and one along the Massachusetts border. “Today’s vote shows […]

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NH Ranked 10th Best State for Gun Owners by Guns & Ammo Magazine

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

Guns and Ammo Magazine has rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine where the best and worst places are for gun owners in America. New Hampshire ranked in the top ten best. Tenth, actually.  The District of Columbia came in 51st (go figure). Rounding out the bottom after DC are New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, […]

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Does Government Exist for the Politicians or for Citizens?

by Don March 21, 2013

The Belknap County Convention demonstrated the clash of two different interests, both committed to fulfilling our County’s obligations.  One group considered the burden on property owners, renters, and others who pay the County’s bills.  The other group represents government employees, unions, and other special interests which benefit from the money taken from taxpayers. This year, […]

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Speaking of Second Amendment attorney and Free State Project participant Evan Nappen…

by Tim Condon March 21, 2013

…who saved a New Jersey family in the middle of an illegal police and “social services” home invasion in New Jersey, you can read more about what occurred HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE (it’s gone national, and viral). We all owe deep thanks to 2nd Amendment attorney Nappen,  and to the Free State Project that […]

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So, you think it can’t get any worse in 2016…

by Tim Condon March 21, 2013

…when Barack Obama can’t run again? Ahem….

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All Things being Equal…

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

Any minute now the left will begin to caterwaul about how unfair it is to not only reward teachers who have more prestigious degrees, but to demand that they have degrees at all.  After all, this kind of wage inequality… …it could be ‘devastating’ to the (those) who worked hard, but fell short…. OK.  That’s never […]

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Tobacco Tax Increase: The Progressives Racism And Class Warfare?

by Rick Olson March 21, 2013

“Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is not fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.” ? B.R. Ambedkar I read Steve’s entry this morning on the tobacco tax increase the house progressives just passed. HB 659-FN-A   passed 193 to […]

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New Hampshire House Votes to Raise Tobacco Taxes

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

The ten cent resolution, that one thin (not so thin) dime New Hampshire Republicans cut off the tobacco tax two years ago, expires shortly.   At the time it was proposed and passed the left was so insane with outrage that you’d have thought Republicans were selling guns to foreign drug lords across the border who were killing agents […]

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