December 2016

Because that just who they are

by Skip December 31, 2016

One reason why men can’t offer the nicety and complement “You look nice today” – the result of the perpetually outraged.  And this has already proven true in the case of the passing of Debbie Reynolds: You know – like “Trigglypuff“- totally unhinged at the drop of a hat. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Obamacare. Heh! I think these two lines are all that Republicans have to say

by Skip December 31, 2016

On the news that Obama is going to sit down with the few Democrats that are still left in the US House and Senate to figure out a way to defend his Obamacare legacy.  After all, he can’t depend on voters anymore – he proclaimed that they HAD to protect his legacy (“a personal insult […]

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Something to make you smile at the end of the year – Houses

by Skip December 31, 2016

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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I really am looking forward to not having Lurch around anymore

by Skip December 31, 2016

Good riddance, “Liveshot”. A perfect example of the Peter Principle, he should have just stuck to what he does best – marrying upward over and over.  WHAT the ‘ell is he talking about – they been both for 68 years.  For him to have said that?  And the Dems ran him as a Prez candidate? […]

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Trainsgender

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2016

LSR 2017-0950 from State Senator Bette Lasky requests “a general fund appropriation for continued project development for the capital rail corridor.” She wants money for another rail study. We’ve had more of those than I care to count. But Lasky represents Nashua, and Nashua wants someone to pay for another rail study. And Lasky is a Democrat. And […]

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Maine Added Work Provision for Food Stamps – Guess What Happened?

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2016

(Daily Signal) In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on recipients who are without dependents and able-bodied. In Maine, all able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program are now required to take a job, participate in training, or perform community service. Job openings […]

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If You Hate the Electoral College You Can’t Love the UN

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2016

In this week’s G-File Jonah Goldberg talks about the UN vs. Israel. There is, as always, lots of good stuff, but when he contrasted liberal outrage over the Electoral College to loving how the UN does things, well… It’s kind of funny. We’ve spent the last six weeks hearing how eeeeeeevill the Electoral College is because […]

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New Hampshire’s Presidential Inaugural Ball

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2016

New Hampshire’s Own Presidential Inaugural Ball Friday, January 20 6:30 p.m. Grappone Center 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord NH Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Chidester with the B Street Bombers Band Viewing of D.C. Ball on large screen Dancing, Great Food, Cash Bar Sponsored by 603 Alliance And participating Hosts and Co-Hosts Tickets –  $75.00 per person […]

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And I keep hearing that marijuana is safer than alcohol

by Skip December 29, 2016

Completely safe is what I’m told.  Um, maybe not so much? Emphasis mine, reformatted: Mysterious illness tied to marijuana use on the rise in states with legal weed For more than two years, Lance Crowder was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting, and no local doctor could figure out why. Finally, an emergency room physician in […]

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Taxes for services or taxes for pensions

by Skip December 29, 2016

The entire purpose of Government is providing services to its citizens.  We can quibble or argue over what services and in what quantity but they must be paid for. It is becoming increasingly clear that services must be paid for in the now but that past services are ALSO being paid for now and in […]

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Notable Quote – Abigal Hall Blanco

by Skip December 29, 2016

But there is one thing I hope all my students remember forever—the role of prices and private property. In particular, I want them to remember how these mechanisms are vital for a free and prosperous society. I make it clear to them that I think this material is of the utmost importance. In fact, prior […]

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Garrison’s Twelve Days Of Trumpmass

by Mike December 29, 2016

Ben Garrison is an excellent cartoonist with an eye for detail that keeps on giving, rather like the best kids’ books have detail that keeps the grown-ups smiling even as they read a story for the 100th time. Since he punctures liberals and statists so well, trolls have gone to great lengths to sully his […]

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Stephen Forster – Just “We The People!”

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2016

By Stephen E. Forster Four costly years for me AND the taxpayer, wasted. A very expensive exercise in English composition! This is a “property rights” issue. I wish it were as simple as “it’s your property and you can do what you like on it.” Well, that’s not exactly true. As we relinquish control to our […]

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Limo-Libs Should Pony Up Extra $10 million for Green-Scare Park Rehab in Portsmouth

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2016

Portsmouth wants to rehab Prescott Park at a proposed cost of $14 million dollars, $10-12 million of which will be needed to protect the park from…sea-level rise. City councilor Joshua Cyr said he was surprised by how little the project will cost. Dwyer said most of the money, or $10 million to $12 million, would […]

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John Kerry– Spasmodic Tongue Flicker Extraordinaire

by Scott Morales December 29, 2016

What’s with Democrats and facial tics? I mean Hillary had those rogue eye wanderings when she was trying to fool the American public into voting for a lying sociopath under two FBI investigations.  And now John Kerry can’t stop licking his bottom lip when he’s trying to cloud the fact that Oblunder just screwed Israel.  […]

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The Perfidious Obama Administration, The UN, And Israel

by Mike December 29, 2016

It is time to throw out the UN, along with the Obama Administration! Skip noted: Barack Obama refused to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. This resolution effectively turns over the Old City to Palestinian groups. The Palestinians are led by Hamas terrorists in Gaza and […]

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Welcome to a Revolution

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2016

Trump’s America is no longer putting up with people on the left and is more than happy to use their tactics against them. Attorney Daniel Goldstein, of Brooklyn, New York, accosted Ivanka on a JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco on Thursday, reportedly screaming: ‘Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.’ […]

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Welfare? Let the Liberals’ collective mind go to mush over this definition

by Skip December 28, 2016

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)        Now read this.

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On “Street Conservatism”

by Skip December 28, 2016

A few excerpts from a piece by Matthew Continetti at the Free Beacon (emphasis mine): This is the conservatism of Bill Gavin who, in his 1975 book Street Corner Conservative, gave voice to the instinctual conservatism of the men and women who populated the Jersey City neighborhoods in which he was raised. “They do not want […]

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Notable Quote – Jeff Jacoby and the Right to Free Association

by Skip December 28, 2016

Tolerance and pluralism are important values in a free society. So are choice and association. Your choices may not be mine; my preferred associations may not be yours. In a diverse, live-and-let-live culture, our differences are manageable — as long as government doesn’t interfere. The state can’t force Elton John to take a gig he […]

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Michael LaSean Lewis: A Vote Thief Strikes in Hooksett [Updated]

by Ed Naile December 28, 2016

I spent about an hour and a half at Hooksett District Court this morning hoping to meet a new friend, Michael LaSean Lewis. We haven’t met in person yet but I know so much about this vote thief, like his birth date 05/14/73. Being a same-day registered voter since 7 pm on November 8, in […]

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Obama decided to bring a knife fight to Israel

by Skip December 27, 2016

SHOT: Alan Dershowitz: “Obama Had Israel’s Back So He Could Stab Them In It” CHASER: John Bolton: Obama Didn’t Stab Netanyahu in the Back; He Did in the Front Front, back, no matter – I can only think of the most defining of Obama’s words why he decided to not protect Israel at the UN […]

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The Progressive policies have taken hold – hard

by Skip December 27, 2016

We’ve railed about the vivisection of what used to be the common morality of right and wrong, of duty and honor, of a shared work ethic.  Since the 1960s, with the Free Love, If it Feels Right, God is Dead (or should be), we’ve seen the century long fight to unhook our Society from the […]

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Obama End Days

by Skip December 27, 2016

(Image H/T: Liberal Logic 101) “He has been all too happy to preside over the loss of American influence.” –Richard Cohen We here at GraniteGrok predicted this – while others have said that he’d be a failure of a President, we thought he’d be a most successful one.  The problem is that “success” in Obama’s […]

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Betcha she’ll no longer be proud of the US come Jan 21, too

by Skip December 27, 2016

SHOT: “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip of which aired on CBS on Friday. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice […]

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Democrat Plantation

by Skip December 27, 2016

“This meme proves that their desires have remained unchanged since the days of slavery. In fact, it’s gone national. Regardless of skin color, Democrats want you to be a slave to the government.” After these last eight years, one thing stands out – Democrats still wish to rule YOUR roost by having Government make all […]

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Carrie Fisher – Dead at 60

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, who had a massive heart attack on a plane 15 minutes out from Los Angeles a few days ago, passed away this morning at 8:55am local time. Fisher is best known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars universe, and to many as an author. Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess […]

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New Symbol for Social Justice Warriors

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2016

(thepeoplescube) Your community organizers have succeeded in creating a spectacular movement of snowflakes who they hope will one day solidify into an impenetrable iceberg that will sink the Titanic of capitalism. And yet you’re still struggling to create an emblem you could put on your armbands, banners, and social media icons. We hope this design […]

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The Voting Dead

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2016

To borrow from Skip, Shot: UNITY, N.H. (AP) – A historical society in a New Hampshire has preserved a collection of 19th century town voting records for future study. Chaser: Names that may also be on the November 2016 Checklist as same day voters who signed an affidavit, cast a vote, but can no longer […]

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And I thought Democrats say they are rooted in “reality”??

by Skip December 26, 2016

So let’s see what the Reality-in-Chief has to say about his reality: SHOT: “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Mr. Obama said, CNN reported Monday. “I know that […]

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