SCF “Change The Senate 2016″ – Ayotte Gets An “F”

by Mike January 25, 2015

Into my snailmail box today, popped an exhortation from the Senate Conservatives Fund (Founded by Jim DeMint) to Change The Senate in 2016, and highlighting the Senators with the worst “Liberty Score” as measured by Conservative Review. Possibly surprising to some in NH, but not to those watching the company she keeps, our Republican senator, […]

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After GrokTALK! action report – Jorge sends info from his Education Update segment

by Skip January 24, 2015

You can listen to the audio here or watch it here but Jorge Mesa-Tejada was kind enough to send in some text to buttress the segment on which he spoke about looking over School District Budgets: HOW TO READ AND UNDERSTAND A SCHOOL BUDGET  Taxpayers are usually mystified when they are handed out a thick […]

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Fiscally unsound for WHO, Senator Jeff Woodburn?

by Skip January 24, 2015

This caught my eye earlier this week in the Union Leader (reformatted, emphasis mine): DOWN TO BUSINESS: Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn of Dalton likened a GOP effort to cut the business profits tax and business enterprise tax to “political footballs.” [Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes].   Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, touted […]

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A more productive Senate already this year than last year?

by Skip January 24, 2015

From The Hill: The new Republican-controlled Senate has already voted on more amendments in one week than the Democratic-controlled Senate considered in all of 2014. Republican senators applauded the feat when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced it on the Senate floor. “We’ve actually reached a milestone here that I think is noteworthy for […]

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Obama: your kids “only need” Community College – no need for better so I’ll take your savings

by Skip January 24, 2015

You don’t need that I don’t know of anyone who says they need that It’s about the quality of life“ It is the cost of civilization America has ALWAYS been an aspirational society: dream it, work for it…and sometimes, get it.  The moral has always been look up – there is the possibility of making […]

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A Warning To Medicaid Expanders

by Mike January 24, 2015

In a Primary survey published today on HotAir.com, we find this nugget reflecting voter anger over ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion: On the health care front, not a whole lot of news. Nearly three out of four respondents see Obamacare exchange and expansion support as deal breakers for their primary votes, which creates a very low […]

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How bad is it when an uber-Progressive is calling Mitt Romney a born-again Progressive?

by Skip January 24, 2015

David Corn, pretty much far Left as one can get without being BFF with Castro bros (ok, maybe he’s standing between them in that picture over there) is now welcoming Mitt Romney as a brother-in-ideology (reformatted, emphasis mine): It is time for liberals to cheer Mitt Romney. Not because his possible entry into the 2016 […]

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You Decide What it Means

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2015

 

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Public School Lunch Shaming

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2015
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During our interview with Rep Victoria Sullivan (Hills 16) this morning, she mentioned a parent finding a note in their child’s lunch box. Here’s the story from Yahoo! Parenting… Dr. and Mrs. Puckett,  The cafeteria reported to me that Alia’s lunch today included 4 chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. […]

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GrokTALK! January 24th, 2015 – The Video (er, mostly)

by Skip January 24, 2015

We had ‘Net access problems – they couldn’t hear us, we couldn’t hear them especially during Segment 3 when we were talking with NH State Rep Victoria Sullivan about her bill on objectionable material in schools (and the teachers / administration putting their “morality” ahead of what parents would do).  Even rebooting the modems and […]

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GrokTALK! January 24th, 2015 The Podcast!

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2015
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This week we are joined by Blogger and Podcster Greg Kline from Red Maryland.com; Rep. Victoria Sullivan discusses House Bill 332 (school district policy regarding objectionable course material), Guy Comtios is back with a legislative update, and Jorge Mesa-Tejada schools us on School Budgets     Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream – January 24th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 9am to 11am EST . (The pre-show could start as early as 8:30am) Watch for twitter updates with the hashtag #GrokTALK Live broadcast by UstreamIf you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Today on GrokTALK! Greg Kline Blogger and podcaster from […]

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I certainly wish I had had this option:

by Skip January 23, 2015

(H/T: Ned Hardy)

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If it weren’t for Government, there’d be no Unions at all, it seems

by Skip January 23, 2015

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that membership in a labor organizations had fallen to it lowest level yet, comprising just 11.1 percent of all wage and salary workers.  The number was a modest decline of 0.2 percent from the previous year and continues the movement’s gradual decline over the last few decades. It has dropped […]

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Who REALLY gives the raises vs who takes credit for it

by Skip January 23, 2015

It seems everyone can be “big hearted” when it isn’t their own money being spent (emphasis mine) but it is ONLY because of the raw naked force of Government demanding it.  The Left is perfectly fine with both the premise (“why ISN’T it moral to force redistribution?”) and the action (“If you don’t, we’ll either […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! January 24th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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Greg Kline  Blogger and podcaster from RedMaryland.com on that Martin O’Malley Character Rep. Victoria Sullivan  on HB 332 …  AN ACT relative to school district policy regarding objectionable course material. Guy Comtois is back with the Weekly Legislative Update. Jorge Mesa-Tejada  gives us an Education update. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – and all the other fun […]

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School Board Tyranny Part II

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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We continue our discussion about holding elected boards accountable with Ken Eyring and Tom Murray. In Part II we dig deeper into the background on Cenergistic, and the events at the meeting that promoted the board to call the police on a taxpayer who objected to a vote on a no-bid contract without any public […]

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Windham School Board Tyranny Part I

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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Ken Eyring and Tom Murray joins us to explore the issue of decreasing transparency from elected School boards (in this case, Windham), the problem of no-bid contracts, and board efforts to limit or end public comment or input on issues affecting parents and taxpayers   You can listen to the entire segment here. Follow us […]

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SB116 – hearing next Thursday

by Skip January 23, 2015

Sharon Carson (r), Chair of Judiciary 271-1403 sharon.carson@leg.state.nh .us Susan Duncan, Senior Legislative Aide … 271-3076 susan.duncan@leg.state.nh. us Sam Cataldo (r) 271-4063 sam.cataldo@leg.state.nh.u s Gary Daniels (r) 271-2609 Gary.Daniels@leg.state.nh. us   David Pierce (d) 271-3067 david.pierce@leg.state.nh. us Bette Lasky (d) 271-3091 bette.lasky@leg.state.nh.u s (H/T: Packing NH)

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Another Republican calls it quits.

by Skip January 22, 2015

Thomas Crown, a former director at Red State, makes it clear why.  I counsel you to go read the whole thing (reformatted and emphasis mine): The Republican Party was founded on the principle that all human beings are possessed of inherent dignity. In some manner or another, for one hundred and fifty years and more, […]

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“I don’t want anybody being day care poor” – is there ANYTHING that Progressives believe people can be without?

by Skip January 22, 2015

“I don’t want anybody being day care poor” Is there ANYTHING that Progressives believe, at this point,  people should do for themselves?  I think not and certainly my taxes, more and more, reflect that.  Certainly, our national debt says that.  As Steve’s favorite (ok, one of them) phrase goes “Is it EVER enough”?  Sadly, no.  […]

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“You don’t need that” – a mark of someone that hates your freedom

by Skip January 22, 2015

“They’ve riddled it with giveaways the super-rich don’t need, denying a break to middle-class families who do.  ‘Let’s close the loopholes that lead to inequality by allowing the top one per cent to avoid paying taxes on their accumulated wealth,’ the president demanded.  ‘We can use that money to help more families pay for childcare […]

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Blogline of the Day: Sarah Palin (& she’s not talking about the Patriots)

by Skip January 22, 2015

“It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.“ The context after the jump – and there’s more than a few folk that agree with it

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How About A Little Vote Fraud?

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2015
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The Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire taxpayer joins us to explore how to track and catch vote thieves, complete with examples, names, incites, and updates on past and ongoing investigations. You can listen to the entire segment here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, […]

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School Superinendent Calls Cops On Curious Taxpayer

by Ed Naile January 22, 2015

I just received an email from one of our CNHT activists in Atkinson and it appears Timberlane School Superintendent, Squirrely Earl Metzler, requested the Plaistow police to have him investigated. And under what parameters do we use public funds to investigate, or rather, try to intimidate, a taxpayer who asks a few questions about a […]

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Irrelevant – Larry Lessig & NH Rebellion. Hillary Clinton says so

by Skip January 22, 2015

REMEMBER WHEN MONEY IN POLITICS WAS BAD? ME NEITHER: The Hill: Hillary Clinton plans to astound, intimidate with fundraising ‘like nothing you’ve seen.’ Major donors are ready to announce huge financial commitments to Hillary Clinton as soon as she announces a second run for the White House, according to Clinton allies and Democratic fundraisers. The Clinton […]

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Will NH HB320 Infringe on Political Speech?

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2015
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Finding New Hampshire House Bill 320 (HB320) was like tripping over something in the dark on your way to something else.  The thing in the dark is “AN ACT relative to removal of certain campaign materials at the polling place.” Certain campaign materials?  What campaign materials? HB320 would amend Amend RSA 659:43, II to allow […]

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Yeah, I got to keep my plan, too (Not!)

by Skip January 21, 2015

How many promises has Obama REALLY kept (other than “electricity costs will necessarily soar”)? (H/T: Powerline)

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Notable Quote – Professor Michael Huemer

by Skip January 21, 2015

First, given the existence of a powerful government, the people who are most likely to wind up in control of that government are those who (a) have the greatest drive for power, (b) have the skills needed for seizing it (for example, the ability to intimidate or manipulate others), and (c) are unperturbed by moral […]

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So, Republicans SOTU responses tell English speakers one thing on Immigration, Spanish another?

by Skip January 21, 2015

It seems like the Republicans may be looking at us in the base as being all LIVs (Low Information Voters)?  Haven’t they’ve seen what has happened to others in the past that tried this stunt? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Pro-amnesty Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), in delivering the Republican’s Spanish-language response to the State of the Union […]

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