Sunday, March 23, 2014

WHIPping The Party Into Shape
(What Is A Whip?)

by Mike March 23, 2014

Who, or what, are Party Whips? Why do they matter, and why do I think that the GOP should be embracing the British approach? The concept of the Party Whip was introduced into the British Parliament in the 18th century, and into Congress at the very beginning of the 20th century. The job basically consists […]

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GrokTALK! March 22nd, 2014 Segment One -Speaker Norelli Snaps Like A Twig

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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In segment one we’ve got the evolution of the left’s recent assault on second amendment rights, our challenge to local legislators, how Terie Norelli snapped like a twig, the only two things you need to know to oppose SB244, hating on the Tea Party, Jen Horn’s “Statement” about voter Fraud, what Jeb Bradley should have […]

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Data Point: “Judging Obama’s Economy By His Own Promises”

by Skip March 23, 2014

Res ipsa loquitur: But is that true? And how do you fairly measure Obama’s record?  Perhaps the best metric is Obama’s own promises about what his economic plan would produce. Those are contained in his first budget, which was issued in early 2009. Above are charts comparing that budget’s forecasts for key economic indicators with […]

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Notable Quote – Cardinal Raymond Burke

by Skip March 23, 2014

Emphasis mine: It is true that the policies of the President of the United States of America have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies. Now he wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of […]

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The problem with Progressives is that they REALLY think that human nature “has progressed”.

by Skip March 23, 2014

They really believe their own PR: So much for that “Post Cold War” historical period we’re supposed to be in, eh?  Once again, Progressives not understanding that human nature IS just that – human nature.  It hasn’t changed over thousands of years on its own – there is that innate feeling that some have that […]

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They Have Started Turning Themselves in…Sort of…

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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One of the Groksters was getting creepy calls and texts from a phone number I wont share just yet. The Grokster in question emailed the number to the Grokgroup and a funny thing happened on the way to approaching this the way we approach potential non-resident vote fraud research.  This number lead to at least […]

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Only the RIGHT has Yahoos….so says ABC’s “This Week with Geoge Stephanopolous”

by Skip March 23, 2014

The discussion was about the US Senate elections coming up later on this year and whether or not control would shift to to the Republicans… Sidenote: and Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com is now saying that is a 60% chance that will happen; I’m unsure of that percentage but probably good with his assessment that even […]

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Bill Maher: “why vote for Republican-lite when you can vote for a real Republican”

by Skip March 23, 2014

I just thought “My, the Democrats think the same way – just in reverse on this! – and this from the religion hating, Republican hating Bill Maher.  But what gets me is that he laid down THE marker question to his panel of Lefties:  Why won’t the Democrats just come out, be brace, and be […]

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This advice should ring true to ALL Republicans – not just to NH State Senator Jeanie Forrester

by Skip March 23, 2014

Permission granted to post (and follows along with the words I just wrote: Jeanie, I’ve heard that the NH Senate – and quite a few senators – are thinking of voting in favor of SB 244. I was wondering if you’ve made up your mind and if you’ve had any discussions with other senators about […]

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“To Protect and to Serve”? Or “Us vs Them”?

by Skip March 23, 2014

We’ve blogged about the militarization of our nation’s local police forces over the past couple of years where local cops have “weaponed up” with the “free” military goods that the US armed forces have deemed surplus or by using “free” money from the Feds.  Yes, the bad guys have “stuff” that most civilians don’t have […]

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GrokSHOTS! Why We Named The Strobe ‘Ed Larkin’

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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If someone calls the studio while we’re recording GrokTALK!, we have a strobe light that flashes to let us know. The first day Skip brought it in I gave it a nick name. Ed Larkin.  On this weeks program we resist that and why people like Larkin get special treatment worthy or our constant ridicule. […]

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Once again, we see the Republicans just ducky for moderate candidates

by Skip March 23, 2014

This morning’s CloseUP program’s first segment had NHDP Chair “Buckles” and Republican “strategist” Tom Rath.  The latter had this to say about Scott Brown entering the NH Senatorial campaign: Of course, the President of the United states has described him as a moderate so that’s something that’s pretty good for us I dryly note that […]

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Notable Quote – Angelo M. Codevilla

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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Nothing has set the Country Class apart, defined it, made it conscious of itself, and given it whatever coherence it has, so much as the ruling Class’ insistence that people other than themselves are intellectually–and hence otherwise humanly–inferior.   Persons who were brought up to believe themselves worthy as anyone, who manage their own lives to […]

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Suddenly DOMICILE Means Something!

by Ed Naile March 23, 2014

Watch the issue of “domicile” have meaning to Democrats now that they have set their teeth into a possible Republican candidate for Governor. Our State Constitution requires a person to live in NH for seven consecutive years to be a legitimate candidate for several offices. That has never bothered the Democrats, especially the former party […]

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Just a Taste of GrokTALK!? We’ve Got New Ways to Listen

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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We have great conversations on local and national topics every week, but we realize that the idea of committing to a two-hour show, or even just a 30 minute segment, might seem daunting.  That was part of the motivation behind adding iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, and Stitcher.   If you’ve got a mobile device you […]

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The Scourge Of Regional Planning Simplified…Almost

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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Democrats lied to pass ObamaCare and continue to lie as it fails on all points because it could never be anything more than a big unwieldy machine that denied you choices.  ObamaCare took what worked for you, made it unworkable, then forced you to find a way to comply. And while we can debate just […]

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