November 2017

Mr. Speaker, be careful what you wish for…….

by Susan Olsen November 30, 2017

From the well this afternoon, newly-elected NH House Speaker Gene Chandler is reported – by Democrat Katherine Rogers – to have said “I promise to do the right thing and if not, come up and give me a wrap [sic] aside of the head.” I’m not sure how to tell you this but ….

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We Should Just Make Murder Illegal, Then People Will Stop Getting Killed

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2017

The entire premise behind stricter gun laws, regardless of what they presume to accomplish, is that the law will in some way result in “better” behavior than before the limitation was passed. But we already made rape, robbery, assault, and murder illegal and (guns or not) people continue to commit these crimes. So anyone who thinks that […]

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CNN Fires Jake Tapper’s Senior Producer For…

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2017

And in still more harassment news: @cnn tells me it dismissed Teddy Davis, senior producer of @jaketapper's "State of the Union" program, over behavior "that does not align with the standards and values of CNN." Three women had complained about Davis. — Paul Farhi (@farhip) November 29, 2017

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Tales from the BudComm – we’d be better off sending them to private shools

by Skip November 29, 2017

After all: Children do not deserve a public education – they DO deserve a publicly funded education.  The money should follow the child, directed by parents and a building in a given zip code should not treat it as an entitlement Well, after my TANSTAAFL post from the BudComm, I’ll just leave this here: Total […]

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Tales from the BudComm – “raised by taxes”

by Skip November 29, 2017

Each year, the Budget Committee devolves into sub-committees to handle each area or department of both the Town and the School District.  Yesterday was dedicated to three such meetings for me on the School Board budget: Federal Projects, Food Service, and “District Wide” maintenance. Now those of you that have been reading the ‘Grok for […]

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Laconia Daily Sun Aids Belknap County Budget Shell Game Deceptions

by Granite Grok November 29, 2017

by Rep. Mike Sylvia The shell game continues on County Drive. It’s understandable that this sleight of hand would lead to errors in the Laconia Daily Sun’s article covering the Belknap County budget. Commissioner DeVoy, according to the Sun, said: “…it was poor budget management on the part of the delegation that helped create the current […]

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If Hypocrats and the Media Worked This Hard to Cover for Democrat Sexual Predators What Else Are They Hiding?

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2017

In the wake of Matt Lauer’s termination, and the self-immolation underway on the left, the news is littered with exciting tidbits from long-time liberal hypocrites about other long-time liberal hypocrites, like this. On ABC News’ “This Week,” veteran journalist Cokie Roberts made a rather revealing admission in the wake of accusations from women that far-left Rep. […]

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NBC Fires Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2017

The left’s Sexual Harassment catharsis continues, this time claiming long-time liberal media mouthpiece, Matt Lauer. “Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” according to a tweet from […]

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Some Fascist/Anti-Fascist Fun From The People’s Cube

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2017

No one makes fun of the left like The People’s cube, and in keeping with that tradition they provided the above image as a guideline to help the regular folk figure out the difference between your run-of-the-mill left-wing fascist and your run-of-the-mill leftist ‘antifascist.’ Antifascists movements, historically, are communist/socialist affairs, who operate identically; use intimidation […]

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Beside my bed a Glock I keep…

by Skip November 28, 2017

Actually for me, not a Glock…but same idea. (H/T: Loyal Reader)

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Teaching Reason to College Students Enslaved by their Appetites and Feelings

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2017

Adam J. MacLeod, (from the clan MacLeod–did you do that with the accent?) recently shared a speech he gave to his students in an article titled, Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials. Adam teaches Law and has found that many of the students in his class while bright and ready to learn, “cannot think, don’t know […]

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Data Point – Where is our electricity coming from?

by Skip November 27, 2017

The labeled horizontal lines on these charts aim to give a sense of perspective on electricity consumption levels across the world. For example, in the chart below a very large hydro or nuclear plant could produce enough electricity to meet the demands of 100 million people in Ghana; a large hydro, nuclear, or coal plant […]

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Another example: when illegal immigrants are fired, American workers get higher pay

by Skip November 27, 2017

We keep hearing that illegal immigrants are a “boon” to our economy – this example (like the meat packing plants of a few years ago) shows that American workers see a “boon” when illegal immigrants, working at lower wages, are removed from the workplace (reformatted, emphasis mine): A huge Chicago bakery is now hiring Americans […]

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Data Point – House sales rising country wide

by Skip November 27, 2017

Reformatted, emphasis mine: Sales of new, single-family U.S. homes reached their highest level in ten years due to an increase in housing demand across the country. The Commerce Department released a report Monday stating that home sales rose 6.2 percent, the highest increase since October 2007, according to Bloomberg Markets…Reuters polled several economists who originally predicted that new home […]

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NH LSRs rated by sponsor ratings – Part 4

by Skip November 27, 2017

Boy, they just keep coming as if Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 weren’t enough!  It does bring up a couple important questions: Do they ever wonder when enough is enough? Do they really think that we in Civil Society have no clue in making decisions for ourselves? Or, do they not believe that […]

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College Student’s Anti-Free Speech Move Could Land them In Jail for A Year

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2017

A UC Riverside Student (Edith Macias) snatched a Make America Great Again hat off another student and then proceeded to go into a vulgar rant, on video, which will now serve as evidence against the student for charges that could land them in jail for a year. “According to California’s Penal Code 487, grand theft is […]

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NH LSRs rated by sponsor ratings – Part 3

by Skip November 26, 2017

Batter up!  More LSRs / House Bills.  As before, I’m bolding the ones that I’ll be looking at.  As before, if you, dear readers and commenters, have a bit of time and interest, pick one or two (or more, there’s PLENTY to share!), write a paragraph on why you think it is anti-Freedom and pro-Statism […]

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Because Dancing Leads to Intercourse

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2017

A friend of mine once scribbled idly on a piece of paper (about 30 years ago), “Because Baptists believe intercourse leads to dancing.”  He was joking about how some Baptists believe dancing leads to intercourse. Alcohol increases the risk, and underage drinking is not prohibited at Princeton (not exactly), so perhaps that is why they (Princeton), or more […]

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Notable Quote – Will and Ariel Durant

by Skip November 25, 2017

“Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are […]

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Kathleen Sibelius And David Axelrod Toss Bill and Hillary Under the Bus

by Steve MacDonald November 25, 2017

David Axelrod had Kathleen Sebelius on his Podcast during which both added their voices (or is that knives) to the slaying of Ceaser (and his annoying wife who won’t go the hell away). Yes, they all knew, but they did worse than nothing. As Mark Steyn reminds us below the left, the media and the feminists defended […]

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NH LSRs rated by sponsor ratings – Part 2

by Skip November 25, 2017

Continuing on from Part 1, here is the next tranche of LSRs/House bills submitted into the House of Representative: Reminder: this list is for purposes of triage – quickly guesstimating which bills are bad or good based on whether their sponsors have good or bad voting records. There are times when bad Reps sponsor good […]

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“Jasper confirmed as agriculture commissioner with help from Dems”

by Skip November 24, 2017

House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, narrowly won confirmation as commissioner of agriculture Wednesday, setting up a battle to replace him as the New Hampshire Legislature heads into the 2018 session. The two Democrats on the council, Andru Volinsky of Concord and Chris Pappas of Manchester, helped deliver the appointment to Sununu, a first-term Republican. How apropo […]

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So RedDiaperBaby and Jeemo, what say you now about Obamacare costs? Start groveling with abject apologies – Part 3

by Skip November 24, 2017

“I can go bankrupt at 40 percent as easily as 100 percent.” One or two or three stories may be anecdotal – but this is starting to turn into a flood and we have only Obama and Democrats to thank for this.  They designed it, they legislated it, they passed it, they regulated it, they […]

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24 More Democrat Sex Scandals You Might Have Missed (Including New Allegations Involving Bill Clinton)

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2017

Ryan Saaverda, writing at the Daily Wire, has some details that CNN couldn’t be bothered to report. When CNN is not busy giving President Donald Trump 93% negative coverage, covering for Islamic terrorists, botching gun reports, or being sued by over 200 African-Americans for racial discrimination, they are busy covering for Democrats across the United States by not reporting on scandals. Saaverda lists […]

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NH LSRs rated by sponsor ratings – Part 1

by Skip November 24, 2017

From a good friend of the ‘Grok comes an interesting list. He took the time to take all of the LSRs (Legislative Service Requests – future bills that are put into the legislative hopper that will be textually fleshed out later with the specifics) that have been turned in, examined who the legislators were that […]

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Liberals trashing Thanksgiving – the “let’s pick a fight” edition

by Skip November 24, 2017

A few assorted posts in surfing where Progressives are just out to ruin some families’ Thanksgiving – just because they can.  And I bet, will: You Should Get Drunk and Cause a Scene Today Are you avoiding your family right now? So desperate to escape them that you’re sitting in the bathroom reading a productivity […]

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Gratitude – a question from Arthur Milikh

by Skip November 23, 2017

Do we still embody it, are mindful of having such an attitude, or has Progressivism wiped it off the face and soul of our country? Emphasis mine: …At the end of the Proclamation, Washington implores Americans toward modesty regarding our own powers, reminding citizens that we live in an order that may be mysterious insofar […]

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Thanksgiving Proclamation: President George Washington – 1789

by Skip November 23, 2017

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States […]

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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 23, 2017

I like reading John Stossel as often he proclaims a down to earth message with common sense appeal.  In addition, what he talks about is grounded in results rather then an ideological background.  When I saw his column, so apropo for today, it does need to be reviewed. Why?  Allow me to inject a bit […]

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Just how has the Uranium One scandal been “debunked”?

by Peter Lemiska November 23, 2017

Mention the words, “Uranium One,” and many Americans shrug their shoulders, either blissfully unaware of the controversy or convinced that it’s a Republican ploy targeting Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. Others see a major scandal with far greater impact than Watergate. They see the covert sale of 20 percent of our uranium deposits to a […]

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