Solve National Debt problem, Jeanne Shaheen, then MAYBE demand football PSIs from the NFL

by Skip April 29, 2016

Seriously – there are a TON of problems facing the nation that the Congress with which it should be concerned.  A lot of them, IMHO, are functions of what they have already done – and done badly (both from a policy decision and legislation writing standpoint).  And a lot of it is from stepping over […]

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Abortion stats: who’s holding up the bill?

by Ellen Kolb April 29, 2016
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Sorry-not-sorry to bring this up again, but will someone please point me to the place in the Senate where the abortion statistics bill was stashed?  Who could possibly be benefiting from stalling on this? I sat in on the House study committee meetings that resulted in this year’s HB 629, “relative to induced termination of […]

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Trump can NEVER be Trusted to Protect the 2nd Amendment. EVER.

by Kimberly Morin April 29, 2016

At this point most people know that Trump was all for an ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ and waiting periods for firearms back in a book he “wrote” in 2000 – The America We Deserve. Since he has been running for President, Trump has suddenly become pro-2nd Amendment (although no one seems to have any photos of […]

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Hassan and NH Bureaucrats know better than your doctor how to treat your pain

by Kimberly Morin April 29, 2016

Yesterday Governor Hassan sent a press release touting her signage of the new legislation regarding rule making in the prescriptions of opioids. Suddenly Maggie Hassan and her cohorts in crime in the house and senate (from both political parties) know better than your doctor how to treat your pain. Hassan must have gotten a medical […]

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Massachusetts: Let’s Punch a $100 Million Dollar Hole in The State Budget

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2016
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The Massachusetts State Senate voted 32-2 this week to make it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. The move follows local laws in several towns that already prohibit sales to those under 21. Experts suggest that taking the rule statewide will reduce the number of smokers in the Bay State […]

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That is Called Conquest

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2016
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When someone comes to your country and they embrace the habits, language, and traditions along with (or even in place of) their own they are advocating your nations worldview, culture, and values. When they refuse to assimilate or integrate, and demand you honor their language, habits, and traditions before your own, that is called conquest.     […]

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Not getting the message

by Skip April 28, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Wants to Make College Free, but His Wife Jacked Up Tuition“ I guess that is rather Progressive of them both.  

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CO2 – It’s GOOD for the planet

by Skip April 28, 2016

Yeah, I’m betting that the NIMBY and BANANA enviros that hate all energy other than solar are going to watch each other’s heads explode: CO2 Increasing Food Production And Plant Water Efficiency: Two new papers in the journal “Nature Climate Change” are pointing out the positive benefits of increased Co2 . The first claims that […]

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$15/hr Min. Wage – not just putting robots into fast food

by Skip April 28, 2016

So California has just raised its minimum wage to be $15/hr in a couple of years.  And already small biz owners are really concerned that the risk they took (and in many cases, HUGE risks, relatively speaking) will be wiped out by Government fiat (as opposed to real competition in the marketplace – after all, […]

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Advantage: Ted Cruz

by Skip April 28, 2016

Well played! (H/T: Instapundit)

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Data Point – Latest US Quarterly Growth: a measly 0.5%

by Skip April 28, 2016

(H/T: IBTimes)   This is not looking good.  UPDATE:

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Henniker Board OK’s Weddings at Forster’s Tree Farm

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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Well then, Weddings are back on at Stephen Forster’s Christmas tree farm on Mount Hunger Road after the Henniker planning board voted, 6-1, to approve his site plan. The board decided Forster’s plan was within the zoning regulations, including the town’s definition of agritourism, approved by voters in March. “It meant something or we wouldn’t […]

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Alexis Bloomer – The Millennial Rant

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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Download this video Alexis Bloomer has some thoughts about what is wrong with her generation. See if you agree.

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Let’s Expand Government Programs Because – More Fraud!

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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Bonita Kitson of Concord collected social security benefits from 2008-2010. When she married in 2010 neither her or her husband–who was also collecting government goodies, reported the marriage. In 2014, when Kitson tried to collect a lump sum Social Security death benefit after that husband died, the geniuses in the government said, “husband?”

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Carly Fiorina Accepts Cruz Choice As VP

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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UNH Announces – $17,570.00 Table ‘Was a Bad Idea’

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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University of New Hampshire Media Relations Director Erica Mantz told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the $17,570.00 table purchased for the Holloway Commons, “…was a mistake, and it won’t happen again.” You think? “We believe the concept of what they wanted to do with the table was great, but we believe that it could […]

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Decisions have consequences. Now we get stuck with the bill

by Skip April 27, 2016

I keep seeing my electric bill going up and up and up – and I generally use less electricity than the year before (yes, I do look at that chart that Eversource provides giving a year’s lookback at actual KW used).  So can I blame the environmentalists that just don’t want to see conservation but […]

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Notable Quote – R.W. Grant

by Skip April 27, 2016

The politician dispenses wealth which other men have produced, and we say he is “compassionate,” while the businessman who produces the wealth is dismissed as “greedy” and “materialistic.” -R.W. Grant  (The Incredible Bread Machine) I have said this for a long time – if you deem a “capitalist” as being greedy and don’t like it, the […]

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“Why private investment works and government doesn’t”

by Skip April 27, 2016

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Mark Steyn – New Criterion interview on the Climatistas

by Skip April 27, 2016

NH’s own Mark Steyn should be deemed to be a national treasure.  Here are a couple of clips from an interview he did with The New Criterion on climate change and the whole biz surrounding the proponents of Bigger Government that should be enabled to “save us”. I like his style – this first clip […]

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If it is all that important to your business, pay for it yourself!

by Skip April 27, 2016

Concord Monitor had this bit about the new rest stops on I-93 here in NH just south of the Hooksett tolls.  Rusty McLear is lamenting that no one is using the electric car chargers put in by Tesla for free (and therefore, not buying his food or trinkets where his profits come from) AND that no […]

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It’s Really This Easy?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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I have asked my distributor NOT to book my film in any theater in North Carolina due 2 their bigoted law against LGBTQ ppl. They have agreed — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 12, 2016

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Is Ted Cruz’ 4pm Announcement Today That Carly Fiorina Would Be His VP?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Sources confirm to myself & @jdistaso that @tedcruz intends to name @CarlyFiorina as VP pick if #GOP picks him. #nhpolitics #fitn — Josh McElveen (WMUR) (@JoshMcElveen) April 27, 2016 Wouldn’t surprise me. H/T AoSHQ More here.

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Arctic Will Be Ice Free by (Insert Next Year Here)

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Tony Heller at Real Climate Science has a great post about the nearly century old tradition of declaring that the Arctic will be ice-free by some arbitrary point in time after today. He’s got a pile of news clippings declaring the arctic will be ice free by 2000, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, along with “ice-free […]

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But I Thought You Wanted a Greener Planet?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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H/T WUWT NASA CO2/Greening

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NH Gets an ‘F’ on Teacher Background Checks

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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This is an interesting story given the recent events at PhilliSEXeter Academy. USA Today dug deep into the issue of how well states perform background checks on teachers to look for disciplinary issues, including sexual misconduct. They gave New Hampshire an ‘F.’

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Tuesday’s Primary – Trump and Clinton

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Tuesday c/o AP and Politico.

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How Illusive is Unity?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Doug Sachtleben from Club for Growth returns to the program to discuss Republican politics, the upcoming convention, and the search for unity after a contentious primary–as well as some thoughts about the division on the Democrat side.  

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2016 Presidential Primary – the “Acela” Primary

by Skip April 26, 2016

Big night was expected for Trump.  Result: Yuge night for Trump; he swept up all bug 5 delegates (5 for Kasich in Maryland).  Cruz got shut out. Connecticut – 90% in Donald Trump 57.8% Winner John Kasich 28.5% Ted Cruz 11.7% Delaware – 99% in Donald Trump 60.8% Winner John Kasich 20.4% Ted Cruz 15.9% […]

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Notable Quote – David Horowitz

by Skip April 26, 2016

It is a strange election cycle when Republicans go to war with each other with a ferocity rarely manifest when they are confronting Democrats and their progressive agendas. It is especially puzzling because a general consensus has formed on the right that the Democratic Party is moving so far left that its agendas threaten the […]

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