Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hanging With The Wrong Crowd: Co-opted

by Mike June 11, 2013

With our, ahem, conservative, Senator choosing to posture as a defense hawk, she got herself aligned with, and co-opted by, the Amnesty Gang: McCain and Graham. Time to dig out Tom’s masterful photoshop of McCain and his sidecar buddy, because it seems that every time Ayotte’s vote is questionable, McCain and Graham can be found […]

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No Biggie – Just Obama being Bush when it comes to civil liberties….

by Skip June 11, 2013

Even as he campaigned as being the anti-Bush on respecting Constitutional Rights: Hmmm, I have a question: which set of my lying eyes am I supposed to believe, given the Scandalpalooza we’re seeing lately? (H/T: Newsbusters)

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Notable Quote – Glen Reynolds

by Skip June 11, 2013

On Chivalry: WHEN WOMEN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHIVALRY, I’m prone to point out that chivalry was a system, one that imposed obligations of behavior on women and girls as well as on men. Likewise, when David Brooks complains that Edward Snowden is an unmediated man, I must note that in the civil society […]

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Oh Kelly?? About your upcoming Immigration vote – Part 2

by Skip June 11, 2013

Kelly, another question for you.  First, the background (just in case the actual whole bill has not yet been read, emphasis mine): Under the existing Senate immigration bill, immigrants who have been in the United States illegally can obtain a provisional legal status after paying fines and meeting certain preconditions. But this population would have […]

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Musings about Plan b and that this “is NOT for the children”

by Skip June 11, 2013

In a letter Monday to U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman in New York, who has called the age restrictions “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified,” the administration said it would drop its appeal in the case and abide by Korman’s order to make Plan B One-Step contraceptive pills available to women and girls of any […]

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Notable Quote – David Bernstein (on the Petty Corruption of the Political Class)

by Skip June 11, 2013

A bit of a different Notable Quote; from The Volokh Conspiracy (emphasis mine): I noticed two anecdotes about the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, both of which were meant to be complimentary but in fact speak volumes about the petty corruption of our political class and how inured to it we’ve become. The first was told […]

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Revolutionary War Metadata? Remember: DHS has already labeled much of the US as “Domestic Terrorists”

by Skip June 11, 2013

Imagine what the Brits would have done with today’s NSA data mining / pattern seeking?  Well, just look to your left and you can see what an enterprising data miner did with some Boston based Revolutionary data – who is talking to who.  He had to put it together from a book: I have been […]

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Notable Quote – George Orwell

by Susan Olsen June 11, 2013

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the […]

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Cloture Vote on Amnesty Bill Passes

by Don June 11, 2013

Twenty-eight Republicans joined all the Democrats, the avowed Socialist and an independent to vote for cloture on the S. 744, the gang of eight’s Comprehensive Immigration Bill.  These twenty-eight include many disappointments.  Senator Ayotte had previously announced that she would abandon over-taxed, over-victimized, and under-employed Americans in favor of special interest groups and law breakers.  Senator Rubio, who told us […]

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Since When Does Kathy Sullivan Even Have the Moral Authority?

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

Kathy Sullivan seems to think she has the moral authority to attack Mike Biundo and Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire on ethical grounds, accusing them of hiding behind a 501(c)4 filing status so they don’t have to disclose donors who help them then expose the questionable policy decisions and the hypocrisy of elected Democrats. […]

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New England Patriots to Sign Tim Tebow

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

ESPN reports that the New England Patriots have picked up Tim Tebow. I think Tebow is a good prospect for an offense that thrives on players who can perform in multiple rolls.  Tebow can run well, catch, and passes better than most other utility players who might be asked to throw the ball down-field or […]

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Fake EPA Employee Received Awards for Ethics and Email Records Management

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

High ranking members of the most transparent administration in history have already been tied to fake email addresses used to hide conversations from prying eyes and Freedom of Information act requests.  Lisa Jackson at EPA was one of them.  She used the alias Richard Windsor, a fake EPA employee, whose email address permitted Jackson to […]

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“Castle Doctrine,” NOT Stand Your Ground

by Rick Olson June 11, 2013

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?   —Frederic Bastiat Around 2:45 am this past Sunday morning, a Lake Avenue resident called 911  to report individuals outside his apartment while arming himself with a handgun. Thereafter, […]

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Meet Chief Scott Knight of Chaska Minnesota

by Rick Olson June 11, 2013

“I put the costume on and said ‘It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing,’ so it’s all good.”   —Chris Hemsworth I awoke this morning and schlubbed my way to the Kitchen and poured myself a cup of coffee. The television was on and the ad caught my attention. Had some uniformed third-world tin-pot […]

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On the altar of Gaia

by Susan Olsen June 11, 2013

And who was it made PSNH do this (additions mine)? “The company invested was forced to dump more than $400 million in unnecessary pollution-control systems that went online in 2011 at the PSNH coal-fired plant in Bow, and would likely be facing substantial losses if it had to sell the plant.” A skeptical person might think […]

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Undocumented Democrats – Part 2

by Susan Olsen June 11, 2013

He lost me at: “… his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements.”  

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