August 2013

GrokTALK! Rewind Weekend..to June 20, 2013

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2013
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We actually did a two hour show this morning and it was damn good, but for some reason or other it didn’t record so we did a show and have no show. So this week, sorry, I am reposting a previous program for our mutual enjoyment.  It comes to us from June 22nd, with guests […]

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Should the Democrat Party Propaganda Minister Also be The Press Secretary for NH-OFA?

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2013
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OFA is a non-political non-profit now, right?  One of those groups US Senator Jeanne Shaheen was so concerned about being overtly political while actively pursuing or having (abusing was it?) a 501(c) tax free status, or something?  (I know, OFA would get a waiver.) So should the paid Communications director for the New Hampshire Democrat […]

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Gee, all this and not a Government / city / town planner to be seen….

by Skip August 31, 2013

Yeah, just a random thought. Oh, I’m quite sure that this iteration of Burning Man got planned – you don’t have 68,000 people in one area, even in the desert, and have it look this orderly.  One also has to keep in mind that these folks, um, don’t always follow the same drummers the rest […]

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Whoda thunk: “Obama should be deprived of the Nobel Peace Prize”

by Skip August 31, 2013

From Dennis Kucinich, sure.  A lot of the Left (and formerly active anti-war folks) aren’t too happy with their LightBringer.  But PRAVDA?? American President Barack Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.” The head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs […]

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Blogline of the Day – Sarah Palin

by Skip August 31, 2013

On Obama’s hellbent intentions of using “his” military (“Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm,” Obama said. “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.” – since when was a […]

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Shaheen Family Underwear Gets National Exposure In Limbaugh Letter

by Mike August 31, 2013

It might be voter fraud, and it might not; it might be tax fraud, and it might not: It all depends what the meaning of “reside” is…. This morning on GrokTalk, Ed Naile was regaling us with tales of suspicious Democrat voting patterns – he has SO MUCH evidence to share – and the topic […]

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UK Sun: Obituary For The US-UK Special Relationship

by Mike August 31, 2013

In 2008, in speeches all over the USA, and in his citizen of the world speech in Berlin, Barack Obama claimed that, unlike the warmongering cowboy, Bush, he was going to restore America’s reputation in the world, and regain the respect of all nations, like the surrender-monkeys in France! The Brits raised their threat level […]

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Did an Out of State OFA Staffer vote in NH From the Home of a Sr. Asst. NH AG’s Home in 2012?

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2013
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The short answer is yes, it looks like an OFA Campaigner did register to vote, and then voted in the 2012 general election from the home of a Sr Assistant New Hampshire AG.  Some context?  Happy to provide it. We recently introduced you to Melissa Shohet.  Melissa went to High School in Hawaii, has been […]

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Notable quote: The Woodpile Report

by Susan Olsen August 31, 2013

“Shock – The coming free fall  into   squalor and horror will be particularly shocking to those who  rely on designer  “resilient communities” and “sustainable life styles” of the five hundred acres and independence kind. There will come a time when they’ll wish they had less expertise in their pet’s dental hygiene and more in how […]

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Forecast For Global Warmists: Cloudy, With A Chance Of Cosmic Rays

by Mike August 31, 2013

As Steve pointed out, it seems that the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface is greatly affected by minute particulate matter in the atmosphere, and the cooling trend that the scaremongers were so exercised about in the ’70s was replaced by a warming trend when there was less soot and pollution – Who […]

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Making sport of Obama: Who knew that Syrian Dictator’s 11 year old son read Alinksy?

by Skip August 30, 2013

This is absolutely rich – the Most Powerful Man in the World is ridiculed by an 11 year old boy whose Dad happens to be Syria’s Bashar Assad’s son, Hafez al-Assad.  Worse, he taunts O’Bam by saying “Yo, Emperor, where’s your clothes?” After all, how bad can it get when Obama’s indecision and mishandling gets […]

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Notable Quote – Heather Mac Donald

by Skip August 30, 2013

The New Racism whose name cannot be mentioned (emphasis mine): Children on Chicago’s South Side are escorted to school through a phalanx of “security workers in neon vests, police officers on patrol, an idling city fire truck and, briefly, a police helicopter hovering above.” Similar school escort programs exist in other cities. It’s no longer […]

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A question to ponder

by Skip August 30, 2013

Don Boudreax, Professor of economics and blogger at Cafe Hayek flips a standard question on its head and pulls it inside-out sideways: Last night and this morning your news anchors introduced your report on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s ambivalence toward the pending “living-wage” bill with this question: “Will the District force large retailers to pay […]

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Data Point – Who pays Federal Income Taxes?

by Skip August 30, 2013

Fair Share?  I keep wondering about that “skin in the game” phrase…. (H/T: CNN)

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Threat Levels

by Skip August 30, 2013

The US has its terrorism threat levels with which we are all familiar; other governments have other ways of putting it: The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to […]

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Liberal Logic – “Obama Malaise Overload Syndrome

by Ed Naile August 30, 2013

Suddenly we need to get involved with the war in Syria to save the children – like the Clintons did at Waco, Texas – by killing them all with an intentionally set fire designed to destroy the evidence. But at this point, what does it matter? Back to Syria and a current look at Liberal […]

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Meet Melissa Shohet – OFA Ballot Box Stuffer and Transient Voter

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2013
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You might not be at all surprised to learn that Daniel Barluschke was registered and voted (as a Democrat) from New Hampshire Democrat Mille Knudson’s home on 93 Noons Quarry Road in Milford, NH in the 2008 general election.  [Knudson (D-Milford) was actually running for the NH House while Daniel was voting from her home. […]

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Data Point – there a reason why unemployment is so low – and it ain’t a good one

by Skip August 30, 2013

“a 34 year low” – the ONLY way that the 7.4% unemployment rate exists is because of the way it is computed.  It is this low because the unemployed, underemployed, and “have just given up” are not in this particular measure that Government normally touts.  The important number, the REALLY important one, is how many […]

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Oh Look! A Cooling Trend

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2013
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This was compiled using global satellite data.  No heat islands.  Best gauge of global temperature trends over long periods of time.  The longest trend (purple) is flat.  The last full decade (green) flat with a slight drop near 2010.  The last ten consecutive years (blue) are in decline.   And it is no coincidence that this […]

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And Jennifer Horn Should Apologize?

by Ed Naile August 30, 2013

And here comes the inevitable story from the old NH media (SeacoastOnline).  Now that liberal Democrat Martha Fuller Clark, who harbored out of state Obama campaign voters who have since asked to be taken off our NH checklist – as some were registered in several states, her “exoneration” by the NH AG is trotted out.  […]

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I’m Gonna Back Jen Horn on This One

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2013
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I’m no party hack, that is certain.  But as the left ponders the idea of a full out assault on NH-GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, after the NH-AG voter fraud division “cleared” Martha Fuller Clark’s home–in the historic vote-fraud district of Portsmouth–of any “wrongdoing,” one very simple fact remains.  While we’d like to say we helped […]

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I Guess We’re not Hiding Weapons in Syria Then?

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2013
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We couldn’t launch a strike in Benghazi.  No one could go in and rescue anyone.  The White House didn’t want more camel noses under the Benghazi Annex tent.  So they let those people burn. But we can send strikes into Syria.  So it follows naturally that we must not be collecting or smuggling weapons or […]

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So Do Guns Obama Sold To Mexican Drug Lords Have To Stay In Mexico?

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2013
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AP: Vice President Joe Biden, Obama’s point-man on gun control after the Newtown tragedy thrust guns into the national spotlight, unveiled the new actions Thursday at the White House. “It’s simple, it’s straightforward, it’s common sense,” Biden said in the Roosevelt Room. One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold […]

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The TEA Party is Left’s whipping boy – even for issues not involving the TEA Party

by Skip August 29, 2013
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Issues that define the TEA Party movement? Fiscal frugality on the part of Government Constitutional boundaries – limits to Government (to protect us from Government) Free Markets So, in advance of yesterday’s March on Washington on the 50th anniversary of MKL’s “I have a Dream” speech, what topic did a nationally known feminist blame the […]

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It is always good to be prepared, but what is the Govt prepping for now?

by Skip August 29, 2013

Living here in central NH, weather does go bump in the night.  Bizzards, severe thunderstorm, nor’easters, hurricanes – thankfully we get those but with some advance warning as opposed those Californians that get the “shake & bake” at almost any time with little notice (e.g., earthquakes or wildfires).  You keep food around, you keep a […]

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Are we starting to see California really learning the truth of Margaret Thatcher’s words?

by Skip August 29, 2013

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.“ – Lady (and former British Prime Minister) Margaret Thatcher You know, I’m not sure if this is just the kind of creeping socialism that California has been practicing for the last few decades, or just dumb governance ideas gone crazy, or […]

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Blogline of the Day: Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty clan

by Skip August 29, 2013

Uptown living, you’ve got to call 911. Where I am, I am 911. – Phil Robertson Such an observation – such a statement of non-dependence.  As Charles Hurt of Big Hollywood put it: “Truly, an observation worthy of Alexis de Toqueville or the Federalist Papers”.  The Robertsons believe and live that we are responsible for […]

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Fun With Image Mapping – For GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2013

You can listen to GrokTALK! (or download it) from so many places it was time to create an easier way in which to share all those choices with our listeners. The answer was image mapping. So here you go… It’s the new GrokTALK! Button Bar.  to choose between AC NationRadio, iHeart Radio, GraniteGrok.com, Spreaker.com, and […]

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About the SEIU trying to unionize fast food joints? A word of caution

by Skip August 29, 2013

Today is the day where various unions (chief amongst them, the SEIU) are trying to have fast food workers conduct a strike across a number of large cities against the likes of McDonalds, Kentucky fried, Wendy’s, Subway et al.  CNN, the liberal new site, portrays this in Occupy (e.g., socialist / communist) language (thanks to […]

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Now this is a school I would send my kids to (all things being equal)

by Skip August 29, 2013

I am not one of those whiners that believe that schools are not the place for guns.  Why?  I believe that NO where should there be a gun where the person holding that weapon has decided to cause harm and emotional distress.  Problem is, that kind of person doesn’t seem to pay much mind to […]

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