December 2014

Was Gay Marriage Just A Tax Grab?

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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Democrat Robert ‘Renny’ Cushing– sorry I’m not trying to obsess over this progressive ass-hat his name just keep popping up–is the author of legislative Service Request (LSR) 837 An act to ‘Increase marriage license fees.‘ So Gay marriage was just laying the ground work to raising more revenue!  Got it. Should we gird our loins […]

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AF Braco – The Year In Cartoons

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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AF Branco – The Year In Cartoons –  Legal Insurrection

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The Rules Change on Roll Call Votes is A Smoking Gun

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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One of the important debates in the shadow of Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper’s (R-Hudson) ascension to the gavel is what degree of tolerance should conservatives have for Republicans disinclined to let the party platform temper their legislative passions.  Everyone had valid observations (in the email thread) up to a point but after reading a […]

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So, how’s that “fringe” right-wing Fox News doing against its “mainstream” center competition in 2014?

by Skip December 30, 2014

OK, I josh – studies have shown that the NEWS part of Fox News is closer to the center than CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC (not to mention NBC, CBS, and ABC) – but that’s not the point here). What IS the point is that if one listens to the Left, NO one is watching Fox (or the […]

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Progressives are Liberals but are not liberal – their actions show they, in reality, are tyrants

by Skip December 30, 2014

And remember, EVERY Progressive is a socialist…in this, they perfectly fit the definition of Orwellianism – they use the same words as everyone else but mean them to mean other meanings – bastardizing the common language so as to advance a leftist / socialist agenda.  They can’t be honest to us or to our common […]

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Data Point: Quick, Cheap, or Good – pick two and tell me when my Freight arrives

by Skip December 30, 2014

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Bailouts – Go Figure: Feds lost money on their “Car Company Charity”

by Skip December 30, 2014

One of the first items that the Obama Administration was to re-engineer the Auto Bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler to the tune of 10s of billions (after Bush gave them billions more).  The reason was “jobs, we have to save these jobs!” never heeding the cries of the opposition that the American capitalistic system […]

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It’s Not Just NH Media – NYT Got Nothing To Say About Buckley’s Accused Pederast Pal Terry Bean

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2014
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I guess the NH Media outlets are still waiting on the paper of Record…? (Michelle Malkin.com  12/3/14)  While The New York Times has spilled gallons of ink on the campus rape epidemic, the GOP’s Mark Foley underage page scandal and the Catholic Church’s pedophilia problem, it has remained silent the past six months on the […]

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YES, Even the Name Of The “AFFORDABLE CARE ACT” Was A Calculated Lie

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2014
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““So what’s different this time? Why are we closer than we’ve ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals.” –Jonathan Gruber

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Why Is the NH Lottery Asking If People Are Social Conservatives?

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2014
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I got a scratch ticket for Christmas.  I get at least one, sometimes several,  every year.  Many of us get those, or give them.  They fit nicely in cards, in Christmas stockings or as a bonus-gift under the ribbon on the front of a cheery looking present, or attached with electrical tape to a carton […]

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The Granite Grok TOP Twenty for 2014

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2014
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It is time once again to countdown the years most commented posts.  As a reminder this list is based entirely on comments.  It is  not so much the top 20 best posts for content, reporting, influence, or style (decisions we would never assume to make for you)  just those that inspired the most on-line debate. […]

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Notable Quote – Star Parker

by Skip December 29, 2014

“…America was founded as a nation under God. The whole idea was that there are prior truths originating from our Creator and the role of government is to secure these truths and protect citizens. When the job of government is no longer to protect you but tell you where you can send your child to […]

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Alexis De Tocqueville warned us of despotism and tyranny arising in democracies – the Administrative State

by Skip December 29, 2014

Even though French philosopher Alexis De Tocquville toured the nascent American Democracy back in the mid-1800’s, even as he was in wonderment of the strength of its Civil Society (e.g., non-governmental), he was prescient in diagnosing its probable demise in the rise of those that would control the others under the guise of “we’re here […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Steyn

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2014
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  The [un] Documented Mark Steyn pg 418

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Moments of Supreme Irony

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2014
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(Breitbart) In a moment of supreme irony, Michael Mann, the climatologist who constructed the now debunked hockey stick graph designed to make the case for global warming, has today delivered a lecture on “professional ethics for climate scientists”, Watts Up With That has reported.   In another supreme irony Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper, the […]

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So what are the NH State Senate Rogue Republicans and Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper going to do about chopped Fed Medicaid rates?

by Skip December 28, 2014

“…doctors who have been receiving the enhanced payments will see their fees for primary care cut by 43 percent, on average” As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care WASHINGTON — Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to […]

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More schools ditching Michelle Obama’s school lunch Federal Govt “EAT THIS!” program

by Skip December 28, 2014

As I mentioned here, Michelle Obama’s signature act as co-Progressive President is swirling the waste can – and now, more schools (in Wyoming) are dumping her program into the hopper as well (reformatted, emphasis mine): Seven Wyoming schools have decided to go it alone when it comes to serving their kids lunch, saying “goodbye” to the […]

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As a former VERY frequent flier I know what my response would have been…

by Skip December 28, 2014

Anti-Police Protesters Make Weary Travelers’ Lives More Difficult with a New Kind of Demonstration Out of the many protests we have seen against police officers since November, there have been various approaches taken. Protesters in Seattle disrupted a tree lighting ceremony and made children cry, for example. Now protesters in St. Louis are trying a new […]

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Holiday Humor – Pun Fun

by Skip December 28, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)

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On that washed up, out of touch, irrelevant personage formerly known as Sarah Palin…

by Skip December 28, 2014

Copied in its entirety (reformatted, emphasis mine): ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Palin? For all her detractors’ cries of “irrelevance” and “she’s just a reality show entertainer” (those two being among the nicer epithets), Palin goes on, election cycle after election cycle, populating Congress with her endorsed candidates in a cost-effective manner, and in such numbers […]

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So I disregarded all that Federal Govt nutritional diet advice this time…

by Skip December 28, 2014

After all, Michelle Obama’s federalization of our school cafeterias has turned out so DANDY, hasn’t it?  Pictures and pictures of more and more kids literally trashing their lunches and waging a #WarOnMichelle for the absolutely disgusting meals they had to buy.  No competition – Progressive Michelle also went after the vending machines and bake sales […]

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WMUR CloseUp – Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 28, 2014

Thoughts on Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper on CloseUp this morning: Overall, he seemed to be, right from the start, to have Bill O’Brien under his skin and the majority of Republicans that didn’t vote for him (and lest you have forgotten, it was the Democrats that appointed him Speaker).  Not a single word about the […]

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Notable Quote – Alex Epstein

by Skip December 28, 2014

In the last eighty years, as CO2 emissions have most rapidly escalated, the annual rate of climate-related deaths worldwide fell by an incredible 98 percent.  This means the incidence of death from climate is fifty times lower than it was eighty years ago…. Once again, the leading experts we were told to rely on were 100 percent wrong.  It’s not that […]

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The joy of competition: good-bye, FairPoint!

by Skip December 28, 2014

By the end of the month, I will have cut a cord that has been in my entire (almost 6 decade) life – a landline phone.  And I can thank the striking FairPoint Unions for giving me the impetus for having done so for shoddy service.  If the service your company provides fails to meet […]

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The real problem

by Skip December 28, 2014

The real problem… pic.twitter.com/C3olPY9GG0 — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 26, 2014 (H/T: Powerline)

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Faith In Humanity: Man and Dog

by Scott Morales December 28, 2014

Happy Sunday. I stumbled on this faith in humanity ossifier this morning.  As the Faith In Humanity tweet said, “Salute this guy”. h/t @JonahRNO

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Why Haven’t Democrats Accused David Seastrand of Campus Rape?

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2014
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“Former Police Chief David Seastrand has cost the town of New London, New Hampshire a $70,000.00 dollar settlement of a civil suit, after he tried to get a Colby-Sawyer College coed to let him take nude pictures of her in exchange for dropping criminal charges he probably made up in the first place. The Democrat […]

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Obamacare Hurts Most Workers and Violates our Rights

by Don December 27, 2014

In his op-ed on December 9, 2014 in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com) E. Scott Cracraft says one correct and important thing, “a “right” ends where the rights of others begin”.  Nevertheless, most of the rest of his op-ed, e.g., the stuff about snake handlers, attempts to convince readers that it is OK for Obamacare […]

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Many “Black Lives Matter” Leaders only want Money & Power

by Don December 27, 2014

Do the “Black Lives Matter” protest leaders and supporters actually care about saving or improving black lives or are they just pretending?  Do they promote obeying the law and complying with police orders?  No.  Do they try to stop the thousands of annual black on black murders?  No.  Do they help blacks to escape poverty?  […]

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DMV License Plate Policy Will Get Reviewed

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2014

Wednesday I had some fun with the NH DMV over their giving advance notice to Portsmouth business owner David Adams about his BEERBUS vanity plate.  The DMV told him it would not be renewed because it promotes intoxicants, but NH has giant signs all over the state promoting state liquor stores. Well it looks like […]

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