Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blogline of the Day – Erick Erickson of RedState…a threefer

by Skip May 7, 2013

… on Mark Sanford’s Special Election win in South Carolina (the disgraced Governor who left his wife for a South American hottie) (emphasis mine): I am glad the voters of South Carolina chose to give him a second chance. Mark Sanford wins again. I guess the Democrats will blame Busch(1). Already they claim the GOP, as […]

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Rand Paul points out the problem. Solution is Legislative Accountability with “Degree of Fecklessness” on vote scoring

by Skip May 7, 2013

“The Secretary shall” do this and “The Secretary shall” do that…a recipe to irrelevancy for our Legislators in the US Congress and Senate.  Senator Rand Paul gets it right (emphasis mine): I, for one, am for immigration reform. … That being said, I’m worried that the bill before us won’t pass. May pass the Senate, […]

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Not quite Jettiness – but I WANT one!

by Skip May 7, 2013

Terrafugia already has a flying car – a startup having done what many more well funded could not.  However, it does look more plane than car.  Now they have a better idea – they are talking about one that comes even closer to a real flying car (more car looking than plane looking).  No, the […]

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Guest Post by Ken Eyring: SB11 must be stopped

by Skip May 7, 2013

Update: I have been informed that this was written by Jane Aitkin of the NH TEA Party Coalition – I stand, corrected. *************************** Ever since Grokster Steve put up his post on SB11 whizzing through the NH Senate and the House Committee, there as been a lot of buzzing going on, and while it seems […]

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Data Point – the next time you hear “We need more money!” from teachers unions and School Boards

by Skip May 7, 2013

Show them this graph: Now tell them “Not until the student line slopes are STEEPER than the Total Cost one – or the Employee one at the least”. Otherwise, they are LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH when they say “it is for the children”. (H/T: Cato via The Corner)

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What difference, at this point, does it make? One Mother Answers Hillary And Blames Her

by Scott Morales May 7, 2013

Jake Tapper of CNN interviewed Pat Smith.  She is the mother of Sean Smith, who was a State Department officer killed in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. I can’t say that I’m the least bit surprised that Mrs. Smith is not all that sanguine about the dilatory dissemination of information coming from the Administration that […]

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Reality vs Propaganda – Reuters Bursts the Left’s Bubble On Gun Crime Rates

by Mike May 7, 2013

Justice Department figures reported by Reuters of all people: Even though gun ownership is at all time highs, gun-related crimes and deaths are near all time lows – could it be that John Lott is right? Reuters points out that only 12% of Americans realized that gun crimes have been falling, while 56% believe that […]

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Who’s Talkin’ Crazy Now? NH Dem Lisa Whittemore – Gas Tax increase is a Good Deal for You!

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

This is New Hampshire House Democrat Lisa Whittemore who is expected to understand what every New Hampshire Democrat must know.  Your money is better off in the government’s hands than your own.  That is why, with little or slow growth projected in New Hampshire’s immediate future, she is not just supporting a 67% increase in your […]

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Louisiana Follows Kansas On Federal Gun Law Nullification

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

Last month Kansas–those radical flatlanders–passed a bill that nullified a wide range of federal gun laws for weapons manufactured and sold within the state’s borders.  Holder and the gun ninnies were naturally put off by this.  (Feds no like when u nullify their unconstitutional power grabs.) The Missouri House has also passed legislation to send a message to […]

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How Much More Does The State Deserve Your Money Than You?

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

Keep in mind that New Hampshire Democrats want to spend your money to achieve  immediate government growth of about 9-10% Boston.com Dennis Delay of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies told the Senate Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that New Hampshire’s recovery from the Great Recession is lackluster. … Delay predicted the state’s […]

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When It Rains it Pours

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

As an after-thought to my post on SB 11 yesterday–which has stirred up some interest around the Grokosphere and well beyond–I went looking for some details about the environmentalist/regionalist motivations with regard to water and sewer.   It is a huge subject many parts of which we’ve touched on at the Grok already; you might say the socialist/central […]

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Palate Cleanser (?) – Famous Vegan Eating Meat Again

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

Alex Jamieson was a vegan for 12 years, appeared in the movie Super-Size me, and has been a well-regarded prominent voice in–they actually have this–the vegan community, but she recently discovered that her body was asking her for things she was not providing.  Animal protein.  So she began adding it slowly back into her diet, […]

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The basis of his economic theory

by Susan Olsen May 7, 2013

You can steal from your children and your grandchildren with impunity because, after all,  “In the long run, we’re all dead“. “We repudiated entirely customary morals, conventions and traditional wisdom. We were, that is to say, in the strict sense of the term, immoralists. The consequences of being found out had, of course, to be […]

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