Data Point – Driving vs Mass Transit

by Skip August 28, 2015

  “Transit advocates will be quick to point out that transit ridership has grown faster than driving. But actually, it depends entirely on which years you pick. Preliminary information suggests that urban driving grew faster than transit in 2014. Since 2004, transit grew faster than driving in about half the years, and overall transit ridership […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! August 29th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2015
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Tomorrow on GrokTALK!  – August, 29th, 2015, (9:00 am to 11 am EDT) This months Education Segment with Jorge Mesa-Tejada NRA stickers and Hoplophobes with Richard Olson The Veto override vote on HB603 with  Max Abramson Kimberly Morin may join us from the Summit at Jackson Hole, WY & senior Writer at the Federalist Stella Morabito may call as […]

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Monetary and fiscal policy conference begins with Jackson Hole Summit

by Kimberly Morin August 28, 2015

Last night kicked off the first ever event to discuss monetary and fiscal policy at the same time as the Central Bankers are discussing policy. Annually central bankers and others who influence monetary policy gather in Jackson Hole to discuss conditions and what if any possible changes should be made to policy. The Jackson Hole […]

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Would “No Labels” Give Me The Problem Solver Seal of Approval For This?

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2015
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In yesterday’s Granite Status, Dan Tuohy advertised the NO LABELS Problem Solver Convention. (Someone is still paying their freight, what a joke). NO LABELS will be giving its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval” to presidential candidates who commit to a set criteria: 1.) Embrace a “National Strategic Agenda” 2.) If elected, agree to begin work on […]

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NRA Stickers and Hoplophobes

by Rick Olson August 28, 2015

“I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.”—Jeanette Winterson NRA Stickers evoke an emotional reaction…Carter Gaddis is a newspaper reporter who has a blog called, DadScribe, a blog over-focusing on parental anxiety. Early this morning, as I sit with my German Shorthaired Pointers, Chloe and Gemma, a friend sent me […]

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Big Gov VA Fail (Again): Quadriplegics and Paraplegics Unattended

by Scott Morales August 28, 2015

“Once again, we’re left to the wolves,” said one patient. There are more videos here.  Regardless of party… oh forget it, I’m really speaking to you Democrats. You know you’d be screaming, jumping up and down in a tantrum if the President had an R next to their name, can you just put it aside […]

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Charity is not charity when it is collected as taxes

by Skip August 27, 2015

Socialists / Statists believe that charity begins and ends with Government; if Government doesn’t do it, it’s not worth it nor is it charity.  If you have examined, oh say Joe Biden’s tax return, you see how miserly he is (even as he and his wife are part of the 1%).  We’ve blogged about many […]

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Government – so nice you NEVER have to see your kids!

by Skip August 27, 2015

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Like I have said for years, the Left has been arguing for almost any reason why parents should leave their offspring with government institutions: half-day kindergarden to full day mandatory kindergarden, Pre-school,  before and after school daycare, breakfast, lunch and dinner – […]

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This black lady BRINGS IT with her furor over illegal aliens appointed to city commissions

by Skip August 27, 2015

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Sure, this may not involve the courts, but it certainly lives up to the spirit of the assault on American institutions.  She’s right – this is an assault on the most American of institutions – The […]

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I really do think he’s having fun this Presidential cycle

by Skip August 27, 2015

After all, how many political operatives, especially one that is not well liked by the Establishment Republicans (especially here in NH) get to prove the latter wrong and is the campaign manager for the guy leading the race – who also is holding up a digit to said Establishment by leading in the polls by […]

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They don’t believe you have the Right to defend yourself…

by Skip August 27, 2015

I guess it is because they believe that Government should have a monopoly on Force… (H/T: Susan)

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Mark Levin on “Anchor Babies”

by Skip August 27, 2015

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Blogline of the Day – Minority hater

by Skip August 27, 2015

“BLACK, GAY REPORTER MURDERS STRAIGHT, WHITE JOURNALISTS — MEDIA BLAME THE GUN” (H/T: Big Government)

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Could Life Seem A Lot Longer…When You’re Busted for Being a Dirt-bag?

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2015
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The hacking of Ashley Madison, the cheat on your spouse “dating” site, was a  badge of honor for whomever “cheated” the system and shared the data on millions of registered users. I think it’s a frikkin riot, myself, since the site tag line is, ‘Life is Short. Have an Affair.’ For more than a few […]

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Would The Frat Have Been Suspended For Expressing a Homosexual Gender Bias?

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2015
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Have you heard the one about the Old Dominion University college fraternity that got suspended for expressing their heterosexual interest in women? Apparently it is not sexual bigotry to oppress those who “can’t help loving” college age women. But wait! That’s not all. Could it be that this ‘policy’ does not apply equally to heterosexual women on […]

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GrokTALK! – The Seattle Stomp

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2015
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If your municipality has pay-to-throw bags then you’ve got hippies cramming them to the gills. There’s a term for that. Rick also tells us about his one-on-one with Gov. Chris Christie. Get the entire podcast here! Please follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, Stitcher, and The Rock  …and of course right […]

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Can’t Trump This?

by Kim Gilbert August 27, 2015

Since its launch in June, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has been nothing short of a full-on, in-your-face, verbal onslaught, the shockwaves felt in the bellies of those of us who live and die by the politics of the minute. On any given day, Donald Trump can be seen on the campaign trail–almost exclusively covered […]

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Remember when DWS couldn’t say the diff ‘tween Democrats and Socialists?

by Skip August 26, 2015

Remember, Progressives are just incremental Socialists and Communists believe that Socialism is just a way station to Communism.  Also remember that US Congresswoman (and head of the Democrat National Committee) Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was either unable or unwilling to say on national TV (Chris Matthews, Meet The Press) what the difference was between her Party and […]

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Political Correctness gets skewered by Colin Quinn absurdly

by Skip August 26, 2015

As a national comedian, he should know – the SJW and Political Correctness crowd are about as humorless as it gets.  There is a saying that conservatives like comedy and we know that being politically incorrectness HAS to be a part of it.  But the Humorless People?  I just don’t get it – if you […]

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Palate Cleanser – Pop goes the Propane!

by Skip August 26, 2015

Yup, flying quadcopters spouting fire into bags of propane – what POSSIBLY could go wrong? I will say, watching the slo-mo underwater explosions were fascinating. (H/T: Popular Mechanics)

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GrokTALK! – The Regal Cinema Gender Bias

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2015
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Regal Cinema doubled-down on their bag search policy which specifically targets women. We discuss the policy, its alienating effect, alternatives, and did you realize that every mass shooting in recent memory occurred in a gun free zone? It’s true. Get the entire podcast here! Please follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter listen on iTunes, iHeart […]

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Informal Eyeball Poll –
AFP Defending The Dream Videos

by Mike August 26, 2015

This morning, I took a quick peek at our YouTube Video Manager, and saw some surprising numbers, along with this message from the Analytics page: “AFP Summit – Perry: This video got more views in its first 2 days than your other videos from the last 6 months!” This is how the videos of the […]

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GrokTALK! – Defending the Dream

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2015
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AFP- NH State Director Greg Moore joined us from the Defending the Dream Summit in Ohio. The topic is economic freedom in America, the New Hampshire State budget (the lack there of), and the need to make the economic freedom of small business owners a priority. Get the entire podcast here! Please follow us on […]

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Unite or Die

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2015
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On Saturday October 17th, 2015, represent your county and your constitutional values by voting at the 603 Alliance GPS Caucus. Be a part of New Hampshire political history and join us to unite behind a Free Market Constitutional Candidate for the New Hampshire Republican Primary, then stay with us to continue the fight at the […]

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GrokTALK! – A Bag of Solipsims

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2015
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LFGC President Rick Olson joins us to discuss diplomacy between the residential neighbors and the local gun club, blowing things up, getting that special checkup when you turn 50 (guys!), and the joy of technical difficulties. Get the entire podcast here! Please follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, Stitcher, and The […]

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Yes, Hillary, PP’s Victims Are “Babies, Citizens”

by Mike August 26, 2015

Who could the Red Queen have been referring to?? How about "babies," "children," or "American citizens." https://t.co/ofxEG6Za00 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 20, 2015 Ooops, sorry, She was of course attempting to put down Jeb Bush for daring to call Anchor Babies by an accurate name. Real Anchor Babies are much too important to their […]

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Obama: “It’s just that it will bankrupt them”

by Skip August 25, 2015

as he was talking about coal generated electrical plant.  Which means coal.  He never got his Cap N Trade program FORMALLY legislated so he used his EPA to effectively do the same thing.  Coal plants are shutting down because of punative GHG regulations.  And with no market, coal companies are going under – not because […]

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So WHY are those “living wage” pizzas not doing well?

by Skip August 25, 2015

If he’s not careful, his workers are going to end up like those in Seattle – what happened when a town in California raised it’s minimum wage (reformatted, emphasis mine): Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay […]

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So, how’s Seattle’s raising the minimum wage to $15 working for those it was supposed to help?

by Skip August 25, 2015

Once again, we see the hubris of planners and those that have never signed the front of a paycheck in companies that have low profit margins in low skilled worker industries (re: restaurants)(emphasis mine): In June of last year, the Seattle city council passed a $15 minimum wage law to be phased in over time, […]

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