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Good guy with a gun defends his family

by Skip September 18, 2017

Yes, a tragic story but a husband and father’s responsibility is to defend his family: According to CBS 4, police indicate that Walker literally kicked down the front door of the apartment, then rushed inside. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Aaron Hamer said, “It appears he was yelling to get into the residence because he believed his kids […]

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip September 18, 2017

Another benefit of private property, not so clearly economic, is that it diffuses power. When one entity, such as the government, owns all property, individuals have little protection from the will of the government. The institution of private property gives many individuals a place to call their own, a place where they are safe from […]

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A Banned American Flag and UNH Doubles Down on Diversity

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2017

Here’s my segment with Rich Girard, as promised. Rich and I begin (very) briefly with bake sales as a constitutional question then move on to the Londonderry High School Flag ban incident. John Lyscars calls in with an update before we continue with UNH’s all-in commitment to the Diversity Cult with their Sept. 8th report, “Developing […]

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GraniteGrok’s Complete Emmy Awards Coverage

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2017

           

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Londonderry, NH High School Tries to Ban the American Flag…

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2017

Just before my segment on the Girard at Large radio show this morning Rich reported on a letter sent to parents of High School students in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The missive, a printed affair with pictures and the school principles name on it, went out to remind everyone fn the proper decorum for the upcoming […]

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Monday: Check out the New Media Militia on Girard at Large

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new week, and that means the New Media Militia Segment on Girard at Large. We’ll (probably) talk about the decline and fall of Free Speech at UNH after the recent release of their report on campus climate. The document commits the state university system to put the diversity cult at […]

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Ben Shapiro: Do Not Blame the Freest Most Civil Society in the History of Planet Earth…

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2017

Ben Shapiro spoke at Berkeley without incident probably because of the massive police presence with engagement orders to pepper spray and arrest anyone who got out of hand. You’ll find plenty of snippet videos online and I’ve linked the entire thing below but I wanted to share this bit (c/o LI) where Mr. Shaprio explains Alt-Right […]

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Data Point – How much is in YOUR wallet?

by Skip September 17, 2017

Here’s the percentage of the 8,000 survey respondents who have: $0 saved: 39 percent Less than $1,000 saved: 18 percent $1,000 to $4,999 saved: 12 percent $5,000 to $9,999 saved: 6 percent $10,000 or more saved: 25 percent (H/T: CNBC)

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Palate Cleanser – this is magnificent!

by Skip September 17, 2017

I love watching these Rube Goldberg machine setups in action.  However, there is SO much going on, you have to hit the gear (lower right corner of the video) and slow the video down.  Even at 75% speed, there’s an awful lot going on. (H/T: Sploid)

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Data Point – Record taxes through August 2017

by Skip September 17, 2017

Running Government beyond our means?  The kicker: “At the same time that the federal government was collecting a record $2,966,172,000,000 in tax revenues, it was spending $3,639,882,000,000—and, thus, running a deficit of $673,711,000,000.” Yet, a deal was made last week to put no limit on the Debt Ceiling – the first day after the bill was […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 17, 2017

On Rights and The Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen’s belief that Government CAN and should “bestow” a new Right upon its subjects citizens: Did you realize you have a right to not be offended? That you have a right to other people’s property and their labor? Were you unaware that you, as […]

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With news that we’re out of the Paris climate accord, now back in, now out….

by Skip September 17, 2017

Let me make ONE thing perfectly clear: ‘Grok will NEVER sign onto a global warming treaty! (H/T: Powerline)

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Time to Ask Your Legislators to Protect Free Speech in the UNH System

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2017

The recently released UNH Interim Report Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate is not about the weather, but it does involve snowflakes. Let me drop one on your tongue so you can get a taste. “UNH must develop a sustainable inclusive campus climate and make diversity and inclusion integral to a 21st-century education where we […]

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Special Education 101: Mysteries Unraveled for Elected School District Officials

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2017

On October 7th, 2017m the School District Governance Association of New Hampshire (SDGA NH) is holding an event at Nackey Loeb School of Communications on Special Education. As an elected school district official, do you feel at a loss about the mysteries of Special Education in your District Would you like to know what is required, how […]

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Be careful of what you wish for…

by Skip September 16, 2017

(H/T: Powerline)

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Bernie Sanders: “If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody…we would bankrupt the nation.”

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen probably isn’t worried about her support of Bernie Sanders 2017 Medicaid for everyone plan, but Bernie Sanders was–30 years ago. Back in 1987, a much younger Bernie Sanders apparently had that sense too. He warned that expanding Medicaid, the jointly run federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, to everyone in […]

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Behold: Baby Ward, Born Premature at 25 Weeks

by Scott Morales September 16, 2017

Born premature at 25 weeks, baby Ward shows us why every child deserves a chance at life. #RT his story. pic.twitter.com/4l7EE83gEv — Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) September 15, 2017  

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State-by-State – Laws Protecting Student Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

Campus Reform has released a report on what states are doing to protect Free Speech on campus. New Hampshire doesn’t have any special laws beyond the ones our founders left us. You’d like to think that the constitution is enough, New Hampshire – Codified Protection of First Amendment Rights on Campus New Hampshire has no laws expressly […]

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Public Education Win: One Person in Three Cannot Name Even One Branch of the Federal Government

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

The Annenberg Policy Center, which may even be complicit, reports that at least a Third of American’s can’t even name one branch of the Federal Government. (Not Unexpectedly?) The political expression of this ignorance is easy to find. Here was U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999 […]

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“How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster”

by Skip September 15, 2017

I do have to hand it to Elon Musk – the power behind Solar City, Tesla, and SpaceX – he’s created this micro-collage of the hundreds of millions of dollars that he invested in blowing up rockets in developing what seems to becoming a normal thing – landing a rocket so that it can be […]

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US Senator Jeanne Shaheen – goes full Socialist and anti-Constitution in one breath: Single Payer healthcare

by Skip September 15, 2017

So Jeanne Shaheen shows: Her contempt for the US Constitution Her complete lack of qualification to be a US Senator  due to not knowing what a Right is Her complete willingness to, yet again, make taxpayers further into indentured servants And like the best that Progressives can show – NEVER once has she said ANYTHING about […]

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle with SR integrally suppressed barrel

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2017

Guns.com

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How NH Discriminates Against its Own Qualified Citizen Voters

by Ed Naile September 15, 2017

Under the current unconstitutional “state law” a non-resident voter can give a “domicile address” for voting while his out of state “residence” remains exempt from New Hampshire’s RSA 91-A Right to Know Law. So, a college student using a dormitory as a “voting domicile” and who also pays out-of-state tuition to one of NH’s state colleges […]

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Democrat Socialists Admit Violence is Intrinsic to their Political Philosophy

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2017

We’ve always known Democrats are violent by nature and now they are admitting it. Anti-fascist activists, or “Antifa,” increasingly mobilized in the wake of President Trump’s election, are unapologetic about what they describe as the necessary use of violence to combat authoritarianism. While both experts on the movement and activists within it emphasize that not […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 14, 2017

…Remember when people used to let things go? When people would just get along, not hunt for secret meanings behind actions and ways to be offended for the sake of being offended? Thanks to the progressive left that day is done. These guys [Progressives and SJWs -Skip] suck the joy out of everything. The simple […]

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Jettiness – a water rocket trike that goes 162 MPH?

by Skip September 14, 2017

…and 60 feet in 852 milliseconds.  With simple H2O! (H/T: Inhabit)

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Blogline of the Day – Upon hearing that former US Private Bradley Manning (and spy) is now a Harvard Fellow

by Skip September 14, 2017

I can't believe they named her a "fellow"https://t.co/FTUEeRYYGE — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 14, 2017   They just spelled Felon wrong. — Mathew S Harrison (@MathewSHarrison) September 14, 2017 So which is worse – this “award” for doing bad things or Obama’s Nobel Prize for doing nothing at all? (H/T: Twitchy)

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Data Point – attitudes on guns 1995 vs 2017

by Skip September 14, 2017

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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If American conservatism means anything…

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2017

If American conservatism means anything, then, it means the things found at the beginning of America, when it became a nation. The classics teach us that forming political bonds is natural to people, written in their nature, stemming from the divine gift they have of speech and reason. This means in turn that the Declaration of Independence, […]

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Blogline of the Day – that lazy long gun!

by Skip September 14, 2017

H&K guns have killed more than 2 million people? By themselves? I have 1 rifle and it won’t even take out the trash. (H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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