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Just shut your mouth and don’t be out-entrepreneured

by Skip May 17, 2017

By someone who just decides to listen – and take action faster than you: Heh! (H/T: Linkiest)

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Notable Quote – John Cochrane

by Skip May 17, 2017

Now, the critique of an increasingly rent-seeking society echoes from both the Left and the libertarians.  Rent-seeking is a big problem.  Cronyism is a big problem.  George Stigler finds a lot to agree with in Joe Stiglitz.  As do Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, and so forth. But now comes the most astounding lack of logic […]

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Is Free Speech Doomed at UNH?

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2017

UNH, like most universities, is weighted down by diversity curricula and all the anti-free-speech BS that goes with it. This handicap culminated in the very public unmasking of the  UNH Bias-Free Language guide that, among other things, suggested the word American might be problematic. National attention motivated UNH President Mark Huddleston to release a statement claiming […]

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I think the last line describes it well.

by Skip May 16, 2017

Is the GOP, at the national level, a “governing” Party? Governing Parties don’t whine – they just DO.  Certainly not seeing a whole lot of DO outside of rolling back Obama Administration rules and regulations.  Don’t get me wrong but no RESULTS on the items they’ve campaigned on and they’ve had 7 years to prepare […]

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Trump Making Liberal Heads Explode

by Mike May 16, 2017

Chip Bok neatly encapsulates the impact of recent (non) events on the liberal psyche:

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Let me see if I’ve got this straight: HOW is one not like the other?

by Skip May 15, 2017

Really, it only depends on whose ox is about to be gored, eh Democrats? (H/T: Powerline)

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HAHAHAHA! Fake Pirate gets kidnapped by real pirates. Disney is not amused

by Skip May 15, 2017

Hahahahaha!  Karma for replacing your IT staff with H1-B visa folks from India at lower costs?  The only thing that would make this better is if the WannaCry hackers say that they will give some of this ransom money to those who Bob Igor laid off workers to save money: Send Bitcoin Or The Mouse […]

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Data Point – Unions don’t always tell the truth…

by Skip May 15, 2017

SHOT: Unions decry “greed”… Last week, AFL-CIO, the largest trade union organization in the U.S., released the results from its annual Executive Paywatch report: CEOs at S&P 500 companies earned on average $13.1 million in 2016, and “this greed of corporate CEOs” has caused a “CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1.” CHASER:  Not so […]

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Data Point – If you had only invested in Amazon…

by Skip May 15, 2017

“One thousand dollars invested at the closing price on Amazon’s IPO day would be worth over $491,000 on Monday, based on the stock’s price in early trading.” (H/T: Business Insider)

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The Cost of Electricity in NH – TAXES AND OVERHEAD

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2017

By Bill Fortune Seabrook Station produces about 1/2 of NH’s electricity at the cost of about 2.5, cents/kWh, before taxes, per the Energy Information Agency. There are several small hydro plants that produce power at about 1.3 cents/kWh (approx. 100 MWs). Because of increased regulations, we are not certain the cost of electricity generated by […]

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Merrimack High School ‘Drug Sweep’

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2017

I just received this voice mail from the Principal of Merrimack High School. “Good afternoon this is Ken Johnson principal of Merrimack High School. I’m calling to invite you to consult our school or district website for important information about plans for upcoming drug sweep of Merrimack High School. This week we’re involving a number […]

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Frost’s Chilling Effect

by Susan Olsen May 15, 2017

Anyone who is not a lobbyist but has used their own time and money – and taken the time out of their work day – to testify before a NH House or Senate committee knows how scary and intimidating it can be.   So you write your testimony, try to keep it concise, print it out […]

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Trump Invokes GOD – Liberals and Snowflakes Most Impacted

by Mike May 14, 2017

Trump’s Liberty University Commencement Speech Affirms That America Worships GOD, Not Government! Here’s the key excerpt, followed by Jerry Falwell Jr telling Fox’s David Asman it was a great speech – focused on the students, not politics: Shades of Reagan’s distant elite in a far off capital here: “We don’t need a lecture from Washington […]

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Data Point: a Rape Culture on Campuses?

by Skip May 14, 2017

89% of colleges reported zero campus rapes in 2015. If it really is the “1 in 5” statistic quoted by overwrought power hungry feminists (who keep redefining out common language to get the results they want), how could that data point be true?  Frankly, if the “1 in 5” was really true, every father in […]

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Really – Wiener?

by Skip May 14, 2017

(H/T: Powerline)

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Michelle Obama is having a sad because we decided her school lunch program were bad

by Skip May 14, 2017

Compare this: @MichelleObama my school lunch while eating with my daughter. Only other choice was a scoop of salad. This is sad! pic.twitter.com/5iPvg2nsAa — Megan Howell (@Howelady) March 14, 2014 with this as the Trump Administration is relaxing the overbearing rules set by Michelle’s “you will eat what I tell you to eat” school lunch […]

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A “virtual” Congress – THIS is a great idea!

by Skip May 14, 2017

Emphasis mine, reformatted: Rep. Steve Pearce proposes ‘virtual’ Congress Rep. Steve Pearce, after more than a decade in the House, thinks he knows why people are so unhappy with Congress. Once elected, lawmakers become creatures of Washington and lose touch with the people who sent them there. To fix it, the New Mexico Republican has proposed […]

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What seems to be normal – The Left showing both incoherence and hatred. Over a simple sign??

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2017

Scream….Scream….Scream….Scream some more.  That is the Left’s response to a double sided sign with: Trump Bible verses And they wonder why we laugh at them? Download this video On a more serious note, how do we talk with the Left with this as an example?  We don’t.  WE CAN’T.  After 10 years of watching the […]

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“Consensus is a political process, not a scientific one.”

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2017

“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way of avoiding debate by claiming that the matter is already settled” – Michael Crichton “Consensus is a political process, not a scientific one.” – oeman50 RCSB

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Obama Uses Private Jet, 14 Car Convoy to Get to European Climate Change Speech

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2017

Taking up two floors of a swanky hotel after flying in on a private jet, and tooling about with a fourteen car entourage, then giving a speech on climate change.  Nice. It seems like Obama has taken a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio’s book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a […]

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What Kind of Sexism Is this? Parents Stop Naming their Kids Caitlyn

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2017

There are so many sorts of sexism these days it can be difficult to keep up. Much like the legislative sprawl that leads to your being guilty of breaking some law you never knew about, meaning you are always guilty of something, being a sexist pig is as easy as saying that there are so […]

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Data Point – Job Market looking better for job seekers

by Skip May 12, 2017

Just 1.25 unemployed workers per job opening — lowest since Jan 2001. #JOLTS pic.twitter.com/KB7C5CW5Rf — Jed Kolko (@JedKolko) May 9, 2017 (H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Blogline of the Day: It shouldn’t take the Wall Street Journal to enlighten the DC GOP about this

by Skip May 12, 2017

WSJ EDITORIAL BOARD: The fastest way to lose Congress is by not repealing ObamaCare. The GOP has been promising this for 7 years.  The base put them in place for ONE and only ONE reason.  Complete repeal. Govt out of my decision making with my doctor.  No more mandates.  No more taxes. Heck, no more […]

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Trump Trolls Rosie O’Donnell Over Comey Firing

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2017

Some folks object to Mr. Trump’s use of Twitter but without it, we’d never get gems like this.   We finally agree on something Rosie. https://t.co/BSP5F3PgbZ — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2017 Twichy

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Anything to keep and gain political power – bereft of Principles unless

by Skip May 11, 2017

it deals with gaining power and putting socialism totally in place.  Talking out of both sides of their mouths is not a bug, it’s a feature. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Faux outrage epitomized by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

by Skip May 11, 2017

The hypocrisy is just world class. (H/T: Powerline)

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Heartless? Sorry, “heartless” was what this govt union hack said.

by Skip May 11, 2017

UL (reformatted, emphasis mine): Manchester lays off 14 teachers; union boss calls response to less enrollment ‘heartless’ Less than 24 hours after city school board members voted to authorize layoffs, 14 educators at schools across the district received word they won’t have jobs in the Queen City come next fall. Sue Hannan, president of the Manchester […]

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Minimum wage: thanks to economic illiterate Progressive politicians, others are paying the price

by Skip May 11, 2017

Minimum wage is a bugaboo of mine – I think that government should simply stay out of the wage marketplace, especially that of not allowing for private contract between producers (those providing the labor, skills, and motivation) and consumers (companies willing to pay for that labor).  We are now seeing a real life economic lab […]

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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup

by Steve MacDonald May 11, 2017

New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup is a coalition of trough feeding universities, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, and other interested environmental parties that have collected a reported $5 million in grants, a chunk of them from their biggest government sponsor, NOAA. They claim a long list of priorities which seem reasonably sane on the […]

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Gee, I remember in the mid-70s that OPEC wanted us on our knees, oil-wise

by Skip May 11, 2017

Heh!  Reformatted, emphasis mine: OPEC to U.S.: Please don’t pump so much oil! OPEC has asked a favor of other major producers: Please stop pumping so much and help us balance the market. The unusual plea was issued Thursday in the cartel’s closely-watched monthly report, which found that global markets are still suffering from too much […]

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