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This sounds like a great idea! The Regulatory Transparency Project from The Federalist Society

by Skip November 16, 2017

In the ultra-complex, interconnected, and breakneck-speed digital age in which we live, government must issue and enforce regulations to protect public health and safety. However, despite the best of intentions, government regulation can fail, can stifle innovation, can foreclose opportunity, and can harm the most vulnerable among us. It is for precisely these reasons that […]

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Disqus Doodlings – Sorry, but Sandy Hook parents have no right to sue gun manufacturers

by Skip November 16, 2017

I seem to be using the Concord Monitor as a foil more and more as of late. Guesses are, they’re fairly easy to puncture, like yesterday. They ran a piece from Bloomberg that seemed to plead for the parent’s right to sue Remington.  Remington is the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms which made the semi-automatic […]

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The wages of Socialism

by Skip November 16, 2017

SHOT: Venezuela finally admits it: The socialist country is bankrupt Venezuela, given the odd detail of counterclaims, has finally admitted that it cannot pay back the debt it has. That is, the country is bankrupt. It’s worth leaving aside exactly what happens next in the halls of banking and asking how this all came to be? The answer […]

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NBC 4 Ohio Shows Destructive Power of an AR-15 Except…That’s Not an AR-15!

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2017

(Bearing Arms) Journalist, as a species, aren’t gun people. This was clear the moment USA Today decided to illustrate the possible accessories for the AR-15 and included the chainsaw bayonet, for crying out loud, if at no other point before. However, an Ohio television station decided to go even further in showing us just how little they know […]

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Massachusetts Taxes Ride-Sharing to Pay Off Taxi Companies

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2017

Last year Massachusetts passed a law taxing ride-sharing services. A portion of the fee, according to the law, is diverted to Taxi companies, to develop “new technologies and advanced service, safety and operational capabilities.” The law levies a 20-cent fee in all, with 5 cents for taxis, 10 cents going to cities and towns and the […]

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Seems Legit

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2017

One of many running jokes or memes on the internet is ‘seems legit.’ You take a picture of something, like the image above on the left, and play to the apparent horror of accepting what it says without fear of consequence. What could go wrong? Which made me think of liberals, so I added the […]

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Making the Sausage (Revisited)

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2017

Ellen Kolb shared this on Facebook because Facebook not only never forgets, it reminds you. It’s a post I wrote in November of 2010, about my blogging process from “idea to digital page.” The opening paragraph reveals the thrust of the piece. One of my readers did me the honor of pointing out a grammatical […]

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That’s all that’s really needed – the single thread to be pulled

by Skip November 15, 2017

It’s about time that the DC Republican Congresstwits got a bit smarter! Reformated, emphasis mine:  Senate GOP Tax Plan to Include Repeal of Health Law Individual Mandate GOP leaders have been cautious about bogging down the tax bill with controversial health-care provisions, but have been suggesting they could include the repeal because it would generate […]

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Scammers want your money – turn the tables on them…

by Skip November 15, 2017

…and steal their time from them instead!  I get a lot of scammers trying to get my info or trying to give me LOTS of money.  Yeah, sure thing about that last bit – all they want is your bank account info.  Well, somebody with a quirky sense of humor has a great way to […]

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Notable Quote – Patrick McLaughlin, Matt Mitchell, Anne Philpot

by Skip November 14, 2017

Occupational licensing is ostensibly intended to protect the public from unsafe and low-quality service, but there is little evidence this intention is realized. Rather, there is a growing consensus among economists that these rules serve to protect incumbent providers from competition by creating barriers for new entrants that lead to higher prices for consumers. – […]

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“The Rise of Socialism is Absurd”

by Skip November 14, 2017

Given that Millennials are seemingly on a death match towards embracing Socialism, a word from a very, very wise Economics Nobel Prize winner is applicable: It isn’t about the economic system; it IS about human nature. (H/T:

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Data Point – while the rest of the world may need the Paris Accord, we don’t need no stinkin’ Accord

by Skip November 14, 2017

Words are just hot air in this regard.  That’s what they all have.  We, on the other hand, have results: Just eyeballing it here but it seems we’ve reduced our CO2 emissions by more than the rest of them combined. (H/T: NewsBusters)

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The difference between Libertarians and Statist/Progressive Totalitarians

by Skip November 14, 2017

A lady by the name of Jilletta Jarvis is running for Governor of NH and had a Letter to the Editor printed in the Concord Monitor (I do have to give credit to our local Pravda in doing so for a person completely antithetical to their political stances).  In it I read no real surprises […]

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And Progressives actually think people read their signs…

by Skip November 14, 2017

And this is why Progressivism / Socialism / Communism will never work. They believe they can (and should) “evolve” the rest of us to their standards to the point of ignoring the real nature ofhuman nature.  They can’t accept they don’t know enough (without government coercion) how to do so and ignore it when others […]

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Local Media Reports a Majority of “NH Residents Support Gas Tax Increase” When They Don’t

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

In two separate reports feeding off the same research, Fosters.com and the New Hampshire Business Review lead with headlines declaring support for a gas tax increase in New Hampshire. “UNH research: NH residents support gas tax hike.” But do they? Nope. In fact, according to the cited report, a majority oppose them. The NHBR article […]

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Three US Carrier Groups Out for Some “Exercise”

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

  Three F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 115, fly in formation over the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Nimitz and their strike groups along with ships from the South Korean Navy as they transit the Western Pacific, Nov. 12, 2017. The strike groups are […]

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Self-induced harm

by Skip November 14, 2017

It’s their own fault and they’ve done it to themselves.  What’s worse, they hate the idea of being held accountable, in ANY way, for reducing their taxpayers to being just ATM machines.  In that they are doing a great job because it’s not like they are solving their real problems (e.g., wanting to spend $60 […]

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Blogline of the Day – Taxes and subsidies

by Skip November 13, 2017

“There’s no good reason why federal tax payers all across the country should have to subsidize, have to pay a higher federal tax rate, to subsidize those municipalities that choose to have high taxes.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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Who says “no Progressive wants to confiscate your guns?” This one has made it clear

by Skip November 13, 2017

No, not US Senator Diane Feinstein (who famously said), “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]… … Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in. I would have done that.” This time, however, it is Progressive Boston Globe columnist David Scharfenberg who […]

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Regionalization in Belknap County – a bad idea

by Skip November 13, 2017

Well, it would be one way to not have to go begging for money again, right?  A while ago, we heard that the Belknap County Sheriff’s office was begging additional monies from the towns that it was serving for dispatch services (emphasis mine, reformatted): TOWNS PROTEST BELKNAP COUNTY IDEA TO ASSESS FEES FOR DISPATCH SERVICE As […]

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I see flying pigs – I actually agree with Jeanne Shaheen on something!

by Skip November 13, 2017

I am still shaking my head over this piece in the Union Leader – Jeanne Shaheen agrees with me??? Emphasis mine, reformatted: A sweet idea: Shaheen attacks sugar subsidies Give Sen. Jeanne Shaheen points for persistence. Her Senate colleagues have shown little appetite for eliminating subsidies to the sugar industry, but she keeps trying.  Shaheen has […]

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Reminder: No Arctic Ice, Manhattan Underwater, and All 1200 Maldives GONE in Six Weeks

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2017

Experts have been saying things for years that have turned out to be false but only recently have they demanded millions in taxpayer dollars (year after year) and an unimpeachable devotion to the scientism of the Climate Cult, despite them and their models being wrong about everything. With that in mind, we remind you that as 2018 approaches […]

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Air Force Academy Racism Scandal Just Another Hoax

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2017

Racism has no place at the Academy even when there wasn’t any. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KKTV) – One of the cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School allegedly targeted by racist remarks has been found responsible for the act. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

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Threats of Violence and Murder Contradict Left’s “Love not Hate” Narrative

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2017

This week on No Safe Spaces Rich and I discuss the contradiction between the “Love not Hate” protesters at a recent Steve Bannon event and all the intimidation and threats of violence against everyone involved with the Dinner that preceded it. We also unmask the sponsors of the protest and talk about the end of Girard […]

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Steve Bannon on Russia, Republicans, and Collusion

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2017

Steve Bannon puts the collusion with Russia story in its proper and humorous context in this 45 second sound bite. (We’ve got the full audio and a complete video of the speech.) Find more audio from GraniteGrok.com on any of these platforms Also Available on Google Play

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SNL Makes Fun of Democrats

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2017

It’s about a bunch of old mostly white people. And yeah, it’s rare, and a bit clunky, but at least they tried. Daily Wire

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The NFL can’t make up its mind what it is nor who its customers are

by Skip November 12, 2017

SHOT: There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized. Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, […]

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Data Point – Three quarters in a row?

by Skip November 12, 2017

All leading economic forecasters said it would be impossible for President Trump’s MAGAnomic plans to generate 3% GDP growth in the first year.  President Obama said it was impossible and Trump would need a “magic wand, or something“. Well, three months after taking office (April-June), it was Quarter 2, and the U.S. GDP began growing over […]

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Alabama ABC Affiliate Can’t Find One Voter Who Believes WaPo Report About Roy Moore

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2017

The Washington Post dropped a hit-piece last week, but it’s starting to look like the Washington Post is the one who took the hit. During a segment that aired on Friday’s broadcast of Birmingham, AL ABC affiliate WBMA 33/40’s 5 p.m. local news, political reporter Lauren Walsh sought out voters in Columbiana, AL to gauge […]

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A contrast – and I’ll leave it at that

by Skip November 12, 2017

(H/T: Powerline)

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