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Don’t Let The Title Fool You – NH HB1566 is “AN ACT Prohibiting Firearms”

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2017

Delmar Burridge is the lone sponsor of HB1566. And act prohibiting open carry of a firearm in certain public places. But the title is misleading because the language of the bill suggests a different goal entirely. The trouble begins right out of the gate. 159:27 Firearms Prohibited in Certain Public Places. I.  No person shall […]

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Notable Quote – Keven Williamson

by Skip December 18, 2017

Nobody in Washington understands what it takes to make an iPhone or a pound of upland cotton, but they do know how to get in the way, how to hold up one hand and say “No!” while holding out the other hand and saying “Pay!” There are a few necessary conditions for prosperity: peace, property […]

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Trump’s Many Accomplishments in his First Year

by Scott Morales December 18, 2017

It seems like just fifteen minutes ago people were saying that Trump’s first year in office is going to be a bust because he would not have accomplished signing any piece of major legislation into law. And in light of how repealing ObamaCare was handled with all the cunning and deft maneuvers we’ve come to […]

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Who is Peter Strzok?

by Peter Lemiska December 18, 2017

By now, everyone knows the name. He’s the senior FBI agent who played a pivotal role in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and was later assigned to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. He’s the one ultimately removed from that team because of his own email scandal. Recently exposed email correspondence […]

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Progressives and The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip December 18, 2017

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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Evergreen Headline – always seems that with a Republican President…

by Skip December 18, 2017

… we see headlines like this: Report: Numbers of homeless people in NH on the rise Put in your own State or city name for “NH” and it will fit.  I wonder when we’ll start seeing the anti-war / peace protesters coming out of the woodwork?  I know in Laconia, the peaceniks that were downtown […]

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Climate Change Removed as “National Threat”

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2017

President Trump’s National Security strategy will not include the weather as a threat to the nation. “Climate change is not identified as a national security threat,” an official said, adding that the position is consistent with Mr. Trump’s decision earlier this year to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord that was signed by President Obama. […]

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Heh! That’s some colorful display there….

by Skip December 18, 2017

Hmm, without all of the gaudiness, the colored lights, tinsel, massive crowds, it does kind of make you think a bit more of the real reason for the season, doesn’t it? A more simple life allows one to contemplate on the more serious things in life. (H/T: Powerline)

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Quick Thought – how far have the police moral standards fallen?

by Skip December 18, 2017

From The Telegraph: Four recruits accused of cheating during the 172nd New Hampshire Police Academy were later allowed to graduate and become certified police officers. So the Academy knew about it and then condoned it by graduating the cheaters.  Nice to know. Blue lives matter but cheating?  Standards matter? Meh…another public institution destroying itself from […]

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Notable Quote – James Madison

by Skip December 17, 2017

Here is Madison’s first draft of the Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, a well-armed and well-regulated militia being the best security of a free country; but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.” Hmm, perhaps the […]

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Data Point – the MSM hates Trump

by Skip December 17, 2017

More than Nixon or Bush? It’s like they’re acting like Democrat operatives or sumptin… (H/T: Newsbusters)

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Beware of this dog’s face

by Skip December 17, 2017

(H/T: Powerline)

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Quick Thought: So when will Obama’s “tingle up my pants” resign over “tingle in his pants”?

by Skip December 17, 2017

Straight outta Instapundit: AND ANOTHER ONE: NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews. So basically, all the people on the teevee going on about “have you no decency, sir?” are predators and pervs. Our media crowd is just one big Harper Valley PTA. UPDATE: “MSNBC refused to say whether or not this […]

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Blogline of the Day – Either you accept ALL of the Constitution or none of it

by Skip December 17, 2017

And so on — ignoring the fact that the same progressives who’ve got their knickers in a twist about national concealed carry reciprocity fully support the Supreme Court decision forcing all 50 states to recognize gay marriage. Not to mention ignoring the Supreme Court’s McDonald decision “incorporating” the Second Amendment (ruling that the protection trumps local and state law). Anyway, here comes […]

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War on Christmas – how can she say that “Jingle Bells” isn’t related to Christmas

by Skip December 17, 2017

EVERYTHING to Progressives/Leftist/Socialist HAS to be either indirectly racist or outright racist.  And if it isn’t, they’ll make sure that those invisible, unconscious, racist dots get connected somehow and some way. Boston University theatre professor Kyna Hamill recently argued in a research paper that the popular Christmas song has racist origins. “The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where […]

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Quick Thought – About those EPA employees…

by Skip December 17, 2017

Hundreds of EPA Employees Have Quit Under Trump After months of crying at their desks, bureaucrats now ‘quitting in disgust’ Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan…Career bureaucrats taking voluntary buyouts is helping […]

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A list to Annoy Liberals (Trigger Warning)

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2017

c/o Twitchy the most powerful person in the White House Press Office (a woman) wants to know what was the most underreported story of Mr. Trumps first year in office? Which is the more underreported story of @POTUS Year One?-Defeat of ISIS -Booming Trump economy — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 17, 2017 Some folks added a […]

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Looks Like Leftist Prepper Has Already “Stocked Up”

by Ed Naile December 17, 2017

Here is another Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer gone ape-crap. Former Obama “Ethics Czar,” Walter Shaub, is getting ready to go commando into the streets if President Trump fires the rogue special prosecutor, Robert Mueller. The real story is not that this bloated bureaucrat is any threat running wild in the streets.

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Concord Legislators Try To “DC” New Hampshire’s Tax Code

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2017

In a staff editorial today the Union Leader points out how a series of bills promoted as tax cuts (by Democrats) aren’t tax cuts at all; which is why some Republicans are voting against them. The Democratic approach would be to keep tax rates high, but carve out ways for taxpayers to avoid them. SB […]

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What Book(s) Would You Give?

by Ellen Kolb December 17, 2017

The recent Granite State Taxpayers party ended with a Yankee swap of the best kind: books, preferably from one’s own bookshelf, on politics or economics. We had an interesting mix by the time all the packages were claimed. Every holiday gathering should end with books for all, as far as I’m concerned. So, readers, I’m […]

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UN Inspectors Are Back

by Ed Naile December 17, 2017

Finally, after the US spending 20 trillion dollars on “The War on Poverty” with little to nothing but a huge entitlement industry to show for it – here comes a United Nations expert to help us out. Individuals who used to be in mental institutions now live on the streets, thanks to progressive’s complaints of […]

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Progressives – can’t accept defeat and earning their title of “sore losers” all year long

by Skip December 16, 2017

OK, so this is back from May but from what we have seen throughout the year is the same attitude: “WE should be in charge – how DARE you take it away from us!  Therefore, we will act like spoiled brats”.  In other words – sore losers and this former gay Act Up guy from […]

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Disqus Doodlings – Why we should pay far more for clothes Part 3

by Skip December 16, 2017

Sigh.  I swear that sometimes these folks have no clue about how an economy actually works!  Without rehashing Part 1 and Part 2, it is clear that the comments were much more interesting than the actual post over at Treehugger (although it did set the stage – see title above). Another comment that was left […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2017

If you are on the Andy Sanborn (for Congress) email list, you’ll have received this already. For the benefit of others and the trolls, here is a snippet from his email and a pdf of the highlights of the plan. Attached is the first release of what the conference committee created and what both the House […]

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The End of Net Neutrality Means Less Than Nothing

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2017

Originally posted at The New Media Militia.com The FCC just tossed Obama’s attempt to regulate the Internet. When my daughter asked my opinion I told her, “remember back in antiquity (circa 2015) before New Neutrality? When the internet was a thriving, growing, thing looking for every way possible to get as many eyeballs on its […]

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Technical Difficulties – thanks for your patience!

by Skip December 15, 2017

I messed up in trying to institute a change – and blew it up. Thanks to Carolyn McKinney and the Support team at Nexcess in picking, choosing, advancing, falling back in trying to “scalpel” it.  Thank the good Lord for backups as that’s what we ended up having to do.  Before the backup, I saved off […]

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Concord Monitor Believes Govt is Entitled To Our Money?

by Skip December 15, 2017

The Concord Fishwrap has a piece from the AP on the tax package going through Congress right now with the loaded title: “Tax Package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans.” As if that’s all it does.  Not that I am surprised – the CM is always the Progressive mouthpiece for Marxist class warfare (do […]

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11 Items to ask on a Conservative first date

by Skip December 15, 2017

Love Kurt Schlichter – he writes like Mark Steyn and Steve Mac Donald!  Anyways, there was this third wave “intersectional” feminist, Lara Witt, that put out a list of questions that ANY self-respecting feminist must ask of her beta male date right off the bat. Methinks that she’ll end up an old spinster or I’ll pity her […]

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Blogline of the Day – Not if you have a job

by Skip December 15, 2017

“Society has decided that honest opinions should only come from retired people.” Because those that get offended, pretend they’re offended, or those that want to get you politically will otherwise try to ruin your life and if you are retired, there’s not much they can do to ruin your livelihood. Because if you lump in […]

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SpaceX has credible competition rocketing its way

by Skip December 15, 2017

SpaceX is Elon Musk’s rocket firm that is now known for having the first rocket that has now landed successfully and then reused for another mission.  However, creeping up its tail is Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Blue Origin launched and landed a New Shepard rocket for the first time since October 2016 at […]

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