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Notable Quote – Kristian Niemietz

by Skip April 17, 2018

Socialists usually react with genuine irritation when a political opponent mentions an earlier, failed socialist project. They cannot see this is anything other than a straw man, and a cheap shot. As a result, they refuse to address the question why those attempts have turned out the way they did. According to contemporary socialists, previous socialist leaders […]

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Quick Thought – Dang, I’m always late to the BDS party

by Skip April 17, 2018

More than 50 student groups at New York University have pledged to boycott Israeli goods and academic institutions, and are urging the school’s administration to join the cause. Led by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, the petition of support urges students to boycott brands such as Sabra Hummus and Hewlett Packard, boycott Israeli academic conferences and schools, […]

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Blogline of the Day – When the job is a critical one

by Skip April 17, 2018

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) YOU HAD ONE JOB: IRS payment site crashes hours before Tax […]

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NH Democrats Prove How Much They Hate Tax Cuts

by Kimberly Morin April 17, 2018

Today, Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin came to New Hampshire to talk about President Trump’s tax plan on “Tax Day.” The two were talking about the benefits of the tax plan that was put into place by the Republican-controlled Congress (not one of New Hampshire’s Democrat representatives voted for their constituents to […]

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Sununu: Can’t Support HB628 (Family Medical Leave Bill) “As Written” – But I Want More

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2018

Governor Chris Sununu has informed the State Senate Finance Committee looking at HB628 that as written he won’t support it. “I cannot support HB 628 until a comprehensive actuarial analysis is conducted,” … That’s not a rejection of the idea of a state mandate but niggling over details. A point he affirms later in the […]

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Republicans Against Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2018

Carolyn McKinney’s rebuttal to “some Republicans” pushing to remove the word ‘traditional’ as a qualifier to the word ‘marriage’ in the New Hampshire Republican State Platform is brilliant. It’s so good those Republicans don’t want you to read it. (If you have problems with the above link the piece is also cross-posted here.) Somone or perhaps a few […]

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Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

by Ellen Kolb April 17, 2018

Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When transgender identity is treated as a non-elective medical procedure, that’s where the child welfare and legal systems inevitably lead.

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Senator Shaheen’s Selective Defense Of Small Business Owners

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2018

New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation is unified in its defense of the Granite State from efforts to make online purchases taxable. Their primary objection, and I’ll use Senator Shaheen as my whipping donkey for this, is the burden it puts on small business owners. As a former small business owner, I know that most small businesses […]

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The constitutionality of education savings accounts

by Op-Ed April 16, 2018

By NH State Rep Glenn Cordelli Recently two of my colleagues in the New Hampshire House wrote that Senate Bill 193, the “school voucher” bill, is unconstitutional (Monitor Forum, March 24). I believe that my friends are incorrect, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with me. Let me start out by correcting the repeated line about a voucher […]

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Isn’t it just absolutely wonderful that…

by Skip April 16, 2018

…Progressives have this crazy idea of what real choice is? This is supposed to be the height of intellectual honesty? And how crazier is it that we let them get away with it? (H/T: Powerline)

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Vol 8

by Tom April 16, 2018

Global Warming.  Liberal logic at its best. “The warming is causing cooling” “Increased snowfall may offset rises in ocean levels” “Antarctic ice gain is caused by Arctic ice loss” I guess when you have a narrative to follow,

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Senate Hearing for Gender Identity Bill, HB 1319: Monday, April 16, 1:30 p.m.

by Op-Ed April 16, 2018

By Cornerstone via Email Update Important Reminders! Gender Identity Bill Hearing Tomorrow, Monday, April 16 Tell Your Senator to Vote No on Therapy Ban Bill Senate Hearing for Gender Identity Bill, HB 1319: Monday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. Supporters of “gender identity” policy are deeply committed to passing HB 1319, a flawed and dangerous bill. […]

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Democrats: Are You Paying Your Campaign Workers a ‘Living Wage?’

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2018

Torn from the headlines at HotAir.com, a question of epic and historical weight. Why won’t Democrats let their campaign workers unionize? When workers on one self-proclaimed progressive’s congressional campaign decided to unionize, they ran into “classic union busting” tactics, according [to] a former staffer, who asked that he and the campaign remain anonymous for fear of […]

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Antifa’s War On Some Women

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2018

When the left tells you that women are a protected class, they are lying. Women who march in lockstep with the left’s narrow agenda are protected as long as they keep up. This is true for blacks, gays, trans, cis, Metrosexual-pajama-boys, bearded-Marxists, or any designer state of being manufactured by the liberal ministry of identity […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Continue to Push for Discrimination Against Religious Schools

by Ed Mosca April 14, 2018

Earlier this week, the Executive Council voted on a $4.1 million scholarship plan. From the Concord Monitor: The program, approved by legislators last year, will provide for scholarship funding for 23 post-secondary institutions and training programs. Open to any New Hampshire high school graduates who are eligible to receive Pell Grants, the scholarships are set […]

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To be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects

by Mike April 14, 2018

Paul Manafort may be a sleazy lobbyist, but we don’t raid and arrest the armies of lobbyists in DC just for being sleazy. Lawyer Michael Cohen may have flirted with campaign finance violations in his attempts to dissuade ‘Stormy’ Daniels from going public about a 12 year old encounter with Trump, but we don’t send […]

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Leave ‘Traditional’ Marriage in the NHGOP Platform

by Carolyn April 14, 2018

To advocates for removing “traditional” from marriage in the NHGOP platform. First, you are guilty of using the most frustrating and pernicious leftist debate tactic. To try to make your case, you use examples outside the norm – such as families who adopt, grandparents raising their grandchildren, single parents due to the death of a spouse […]

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If You Like Great Food and Frank Sinatra…

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2018

A few months ago we planned an evening out. Frank Sinatra Night at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem. Get dressed up. Dine on some excellent Italian food (4 courses) and listen to a Frank Sinatra impersonator. What could go wrong? As you’ll likely know by now, I had a heart attack Monday. I came home Thursday. But sitting and […]

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by Skip April 13, 2018

UPDATE: The GOOD thing is that because of all of you readers and contributors, we raised $3,000;   That struck out sentence is now wrong – it is now $4,000; a thousand dollars came in overnight!!!!  I can’t tell or express myself well enough to tell you how grateful this ordinary schlub from central NH is for all […]

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Women’s March Bemoans Shutdown of Prostitution and Child Sex-Trafficking Site

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2018

Backpagecom CEO Carl Ferrer has rolled on his cofounders and executives admitting that he, “conspired with other Backpage principals … to find ways to knowingly facilitate the state-law prostitution crimes being committed by Backpage’s customers.”  The site is charged with money laundering, prostitution, sex trafficking and child sex trafficking. The Women’s March official response to shutting down […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Special “Pine Tree Riot” Edition 2018

by Tom April 13, 2018

246 years ago today, Hillsborough County royal Sheriff Benjamin Whiting and Deputy John Quigley rode up to South Weare, NH from Hollis, to issue a warrant for the arrest of Ebenezer Mudgett and others, for the crime of cutting trees greater than 12 inches diameter on their own property. They stayed the night at a […]

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Timberlane Superintendent Metzler: your “free speech” must have my prior approval before I will allow you to freely speak

by Skip April 13, 2018

Seems like the Earl of Metzler is coming up against “the rabble” (normally called students and people paying his salary) more and more.  So he has arbitrarily decided to become like those college campuses that haven’t the foggiest idea of what the First Amendment Free Speech clause is all about.  Instead – he “deigns” to […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Oppose ‘Common Sense’ Gun Legislation.

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2018

The New Hampshire House voted 184-146 to advance Senate Bill 500, housekeeping legislation meant to clean up the language in firearms statutes in the GraniteState. Unlike the State Senate where approval was unanimous SB500 did not garner overwhelming bipartisan support in the NH House. In fact, it received very little support from House Democrats with […]

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Why Are the Lines on the Gay Flag All Straight?

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2018
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NH Progressive Senators on school nurses- “local control is fine” (but only as long as you agree with us!)

by Skip April 13, 2018

 State Senate refuses to roll back school nurse requirements NH State Senator Woodburn basically just said exactly that about who controls the standards for school nurses: “We need to have school nurses who are on top of the details and know what’s going on,” said Sen. Jeff Woodburn, D-Whitefield, in opposition to the rollback. “We […]

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Changing The World One Tantrum At A Time

by Ed Naile April 12, 2018

Hillary Clinton’s “Temper Tantrum Team” showed up in farce at the confirmation hearing today for soon to be Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. A professional protester, Ann Wright, got herself arrested – right on queue: Ms. Wright is a protégé of past professional protester, Cindy Sheehan. Where has Cindy gone?? Is she still outside the […]

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Judge Rules Illegals Can Sue Employers For Refusing To Hire Them

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2018

This is interesting. For the second time in a few years, a federal court has ruled that illegal immigrants can sue American employers that refuse to hire them because they require workers to be U.S. citizens or legal residents (green card holders). The latest blow to the rule of law was delivered by an Obama-appointed […]

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Snob Zoning Supersedes Human Needs

by Ed Naile April 12, 2018

The tiny backyard houses for the homeless plan that failed in Oregon is popping up in Los Angeles, California! The “not in my backyard” organized zoning NAZI’s fought long and hard, for decades, to control other people’s property and rights. Don’t think they are going to relinquish that kind of control easily. The idea of […]

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California’s Poison Your Friends and Family Plan

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2018

Given all I’ve written about MS-13, opioids, and sanctuary cities and states lately, this cartoon boils the California problem down to a national defense issue. We can’t secure the border, address the opioid crisis, or any of the gang violence it perpetuates as long as California is a conduit for drugs, gang members, and the cartels that […]

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Facebook Blocked my Zuckerberg Post?

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2018

GraniteGrok auto posts articles directly to our facebook page but not the one I wrote last night about Mark Zuckerberger-Meister Berger. Probably just a glitch of some sort. I wonder if they’ll find some reason not to post this one?  

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