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Some Fun at Democrat Expense

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2017

Kurt Schlichter has some fun at Democrat expense over at TownHall.com. Here’s snippet. He then turned it over to 105-year-old Nancy Pelosi, who asked, “Where am I?” After [Chuck] Schumer whispered in her ear, she began: “With the economy booming, the stock market setting records, and America defeating ISIS, things have never been worse. That’s […]

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DISQUS Doodlings – Ma’am, didn’t you forget to answer the Primary Question?

by Skip October 20, 2017

Yeah, I know – I’ve been spending perhaps a bit too much time over at a couple of Lefty sites lately.  Once again, yet another defense against deportation that forgets to bring up the MOST important question / answer.  It’s almost as if this ACLU lawyer (“Jeanne Hruska is policy director for ACLU-NH”.) did it […]

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DISQUS Doodlings: Peter “Choo-Choo” Burling – Rules? I don’t care about no stinkin’s rules

by Skip October 20, 2017

Over at the Concord Monitor is a piece on House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff’s extra-rules attempt to put in a new bill to ban “bump stocks” AFTER the cutoff date (Sept. 22) for doing so had passed.  By rights, he shouldn’t have bothered – after all, both Republicans and Democrats in the House agreed to […]

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NH Committee Approves Waiver Requesting Work Requirement for Expanded Medicaid in NH

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2017

New Hampshire’s Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee is getting a good deal of attention for rubber-stamping a state HHS rule that puts taxpayers on the hook for Sex reassignment surgery. Medicaid is not exactly known for its generous coverage, so I’m not sure who in the sexual reassignment industry is going to line up to that shallow trough, but I guess […]

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Pro Athletes could be Constructive, Not Counterproductive and Disrespectful

by Don October 20, 2017

Professional athletes could significantly help solve the problems that they complain about; unfortunately their disrespectful protests of our country are counter-productive, self-destructive, and alienate people who support and applaud constructive efforts to help America’s less fortunate.  The saddest thing is that the athletes’ ill-considered protests may encourage more disobedience of and fights with police which […]

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Government Health Care, the Ultimate Fat Shamer

by Scott Morales October 20, 2017

Michael Moore spit takes caramelly nuggets; spurting Fiddle Faddle over his engorged belly and across the room landing on a landscape of crumpled plastic bags, smashed soda cans, and empty tubes of Cheese Whiz. A white powdery mini donut slips from the sugary pasty agape mouth of Amy Schumer to it’s doom on the white […]

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“Catastrophic” Sea Level Rise Takes a Holiday

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2017

Global interglacial sea level rise has been pretty consistent over the centuries at a few millimeters per year. This trend has been ignored as rent-seekers and political opportunists jokey for the lead role in “Scare taxpayers out of their money part one-million-something; Climate Doom!” And while climate is way down on most people’s lists of priorities the […]

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Who Needs Permission?

by Ellen Kolb October 19, 2017

The Joint Legislative Committee on Legislative Rules voted today to accept a New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Medicaid rule change, providing coverage for gender-altering procedures. Substance of the rule aside, what amazes me is the process by which it came about. The administrative side of government is the one I know […]

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Russia-Clinton-Obama Era Bribery and Collusion Story Still Not News

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2017

I confess that I often post content over at New Media Militia so I can find it later when I have time to write about it. But if you didn’t see this story over there you may not have seen it at all (until now) because it doesn’t exist in most media. The Hill.com broke the story Tuesday. […]

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New Veritas Video: American Pravda, NYT Part I – Slanting the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2017

Project Veritas’ latest installment in the American Pravda series takes aim at The New York Times, the supposed “paper of record.” In the first part of this series, Nicholas Dudich, Audience Strategy Editor for the Times’ extensive video library speaks candidly about how his left political bias influences his editorial judgment and reveals an unusual […]

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Obligatorily “Don’t Wear costumes based on other cultures” Post

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2017

Consider yourself warned. “Halloween costumes that are based on ethnic, racial, religious, gender, ability, and other cultural stereotypes are hurtful and reduce people’s identities into caricatures,” the university elaborates, noting that “intent may be far different than the impact,” and that “one night of fun” can turn into a “stigma that others wear for life.” […]

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Hmm, interesting speculation: “Barack Obama Funded North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program”

by Skip October 18, 2017

That’s the headline over at DCWhispers and they make a point worth considering, given how chummy the two regimes have been in the past. The operative question is this How did North Korea’s Nuclear Tech Get So Good So Fast? (Reformatted, emphasis mine): $33.6 BILLION. That is the amount then-President Barack Obama had shipped under cover […]

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

by Skip October 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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Speaking of inches and miles

by Skip October 18, 2017

Right after the Las Vegas murders, almost before the bodies had cooled to ambient temperature, Democrats were falling all over themselves about banning bump stocks and a number of folks on the Right started to agree with them.  And then of course, they just couldn’t help themselves – the Democrats couldn’t just leave it at […]

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Definitely not a get-rich plan

by Skip October 18, 2017

Unless you are living in a land of make-believe or “hey, this sounds like a stupid idea – let’s roll with it!” (H/T: Powerline)

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NH Committee Meets Tomorrow to Decide on Spending Tax dollars for Gender Reassignment

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2017

Cornerstone has another update for us on the effort to approve a rule change that would make gender reassignment a covered expense under the Medicaid rules. The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) will consider at its October 19 meeting a rule proposed by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that would make […]

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A Type of “Climate” Change Environmental Groups Don’t Believe

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt’s EPA is the first Executive agency to abandon the questionable Obama-Era practice of “Sue and Settle.” “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared in a statement. “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the […]

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The Culture That Hates Speech

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2017

University speech guides, free speech zones, microaggressions, and the entire campus thought-police culture is programming future generations to accept that those in “authority” cannot only define where and when ‘speech’ may occur but who may participate and what words they can use. The first of two recent examples is an op-ed by a student at […]

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Is Jeanne Shaheen Grateful Bowe Bergdahl has Pleaded Guilty?

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2017

Back in June 2014, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen took her Obama-Party talking points to the press and announced that she was grateful for Bowe Bergdahl’s courage while we (and many others) were reporting that he was a deserter and a traitor. Two years later, in August of 2016, she didn’t have anything to say about his […]

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Misleading Constitutional Amendments

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2017

This morning, after a slew of technical problems, I managed to get about six minutes of my new segment in with Rich Girard. We very quickly discussed (5′ 16″) the LSR submitted by Newmarket Democrat Ellen Read that I wrote about earlier today. You can listen to the entire segment, including the parts without me, […]

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Meet The Press was no better than the Concord Monitor on the insurance bailouts

by Skip October 16, 2017

Yesterday, Meet The Press (MTP) was no better than the Concord Monitor on the insurance bailouts, and it was quite clear, right from the start, that this was going to be nothing more than a Trump bashing and it was clear why. MTP shows its journalistic bias just as clearly as the Concord Monitor. Chuck Todd […]

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DISQUS Doodlings – Like environmentalists, Treehuggers upset we do things they don’t like

by Skip October 16, 2017

Treehuggers want Government to use force to get the rest of us to get in line. They are just blind to the fact that they keep proving the phrase Watermelon Environmentalists – ostensibly “green” on the outside but Red on the inside (the old political version for communism/socialism): Why plastic straws should be taxed Plastic straws.  […]

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Trump’s Draft HHS Strategic Plan Recognizes Life, Beginning at Conception

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2017

This is going to push the “all abortion all the time” Democrats over the edge. It is from the HHS 2012-2022 Strategic Plan. Mission Statement The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering […]

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NH House Rep. Sponsors Constitutional Amendment to Guarantee “Community Rights”

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2017

Newmarket, NH Democrat Ellen Read has proposed we add a ‘Community Rights Amendment’ to the New Hampshire State Constitution. What is that, you ask? According to its proponents it, “…would guarantee local communities the authority to protect the health, safety, and welfare of individuals, communities, and nature.” Authority to protect Nature? Danger Will Robinson, Danger!!!

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DISQUS Doodlings – Treehugger believes we must bow down to “planners”

by Skip October 16, 2017

Ah yes, the technocratic Administrative State “experts” that get bewildered when we Normals blow them off? Once again, a sterling example of the wide divergence of opinion of Who Is In Charge from Treehugger – that bastion of Environmentalism crossed with Big Government: Eric Reguly on how self-driving cars will kill cities, not save them […]

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Bias: Concord Monitor burying the lede on Trump’s action on Obamacare?

by Skip October 16, 2017

The headline over the weekend on a post about Obamacare: Trump’s blow to Obamacare jolts health consumers, politics President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed […]

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Notable Quote – Cicero

by Skip October 15, 2017

“It is human nature that what starts as gratitude, becomes dependency and ends as entitlement.” -Cicero Hey, instead of overdosing on “self-esteem”, can we get schools to push gratitude instead of cutting out the middlemen and gong right to entitlement? (H/T: Watts Up With That)

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Rich Girard – Manchester School Board encouraging corruption

by Skip October 15, 2017

Our democratic Republic depends on a number of things and one of the major ones is that elected officials will (GASP!) follow the law themselves.  They are role models, like it or not, and what they should be modeling at the very least is adherence to The Rule of Law.  But it seems that Manchester […]

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Blogline of the Day – Progressives show again they are only skin deep

by Skip October 15, 2017

 Apple VP Of Diversity Apologizes For Suggesting Diversity Of Thought Is Important. Except their hatred for people like me – then it goes bone deep. (H/T: Instapundit)

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Trump vs Iran

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2017

In a piece over at The Hill.com, two writers outline why Mr. Trump’s Iran Speech matters. The Obama deal was a sham with a payoff. President Obama promised that on his watch Iran would not get nuclear weapons. Obama achieved this by cutting a deal that effectively paid off Iran upfront to delay a nuclear […]

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