No “Team” Is Worth Selling Out This Country

by Ed Naile February 15, 2018

An “expert” on US Supreme Court dynamics has an interesting take on new Justice Gorsuch. Of course, the linked story is from CNN so it is probably not reliable. It does point however to how CNN would like to portray Justice Gorsuch – in a bad light. This gives me hope!

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A Deeper Look Into the Troubling Family Medical Leave Insurance

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2018

The proposed Family Medical leave legislation will create an income tax but there’s plenty more wrong with this bill if the tax isn’t enough. Elliott Axelman joins me to discuss the many troubling facets of this awful piece of legislation (HB 628). Also Available on Google Play

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FB Doodlings: There are some people who just don’t “get” the idea of Freedom or Individual Liberty Part 1

by Skip February 14, 2018

With these folks, it comes down to money – if I have to pay money because you do “dangerous” behaviors, I have the right to restrict your freedom of behavior.  I’ve been saying this for years – the more that Government does (because of pickle-pussed Progressives) that costs them money, the more they decide to […]

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Isabella Katherine Arms – Connecticut Resident Voting in New Hampshire

by Ed Naile February 14, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen who serve on this NH jury, meet Isabella Katherine Arms, dob 4/29/1998, 63 Pine Mountain Road, Ridgefield, CT. 06877. This dean’s list CT./University of NH student is a burgeoning political activist working to forward one of the NH Democrats most dear-to-their-hearts issues – Super-enfranchisement of out-of-state college voters. Isabella writes,

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Data Point – Main Street is LOVING the difference from what Obama to what Trump is doing now

by Skip February 14, 2018

While Wall Street decided to throw itself into the gutter, Main Street is doing very well, thank you very much, and is very much looking forward to good time thanks to Trump’s changing Government’s view of capitalism and making it easier to do business by getting Government out of the way and letting people keep […]

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Equity, Equality, Social Justice, and Speech Policing at Dartmouth College

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

A young man applied for a role on the Dartmouth Trips Directorate and was rejected. The Directorate is 15-4 women to men. So he wrote an opinion piece to the Campus paper (The Dartmouth) offering his opinion about the leadership’s response to his rejection and their priorities. This year, the Trips directors’ obsession with diversity verges […]

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Special Presentation: Combating the Islamist Radicalization of American Youth

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Raheel Raza from the Clarion Project about their campaign to prevent the spread of radical Islamic ideology and violence among American children and youth. A Pakistani living as a Canadian Citizen, Raheel Raza travels the world to talk about the dangers of Radical Islam and how […]

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Chairman Resigns from Merrimack County Republican Committee

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

Principles mean more than a political majority The NH GOP membership is constantly reminded that the primary focus of the party is to elect someone who identifies as a Republican.  We are assured that anyone who is 80% Republican is better than the Democrat. But it is evident through the actions of the top leadership […]

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Cleaning up Firearms Language in State Statute

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

Susan Olsen joins me to discuss the introduction of SB500, Senator Kevin Avard’s Bill to clean up firearms terminology in State Statute. We talk about the proposed changes, testimony, support and opposition to the legislation. Also Available on Google Play

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Unrequited Love: CNN vs The Norks

by Mike February 14, 2018

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, CNN’s looove for the Norks gets them no Satisfaction We start with CNN fawning over dictatress and Propaganda Minister, Kim Yo Jong: Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics https://t.co/1EenqF8pi7 pic.twitter.com/KULtJBtTEz — CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2018 But the Norks were less than impressed […]

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Notable Quote – The Chinese version of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving?

by Skip February 13, 2018

I always try to remind myself to post the story of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving – made possible from the radical shift from Socialism (which is how the Colony started as an economic system) to Capitalism.  Seems like Capitalism, regardless of what the Chinese Communist Party may wish to have admitted, just always beats Socialism […]

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Uh-oh, this is going to make the Treehuggers beserk!

by Skip February 13, 2018

Anti-car-ness is a constant theme over at Treehugger – rack’em and stack’em in a walkable city environment is their Utopia.  Need to move around? Walk, ride a bike, or public transportation – those are their only options for you.  I will also tell you that dissenting from that line will bring a host of comments […]

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Data Point – Feds take in more income tax than ever before

by Skip February 13, 2018

(reformatted, emphasis mine): The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000. January was the first […]

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Blogline of the Day (redeux) – Obama will be like Clinton in taking the credit forever

by Skip February 13, 2018

Bill Whittle: “Obama could have served thirty years and ‘his’ recovery wouldn’t have started until the 31st year.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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Blogline of the Day – you can’t be FOR “Animal House” AND be against it at the same time.

by Skip February 13, 2018

Tim Matheson seems to be bemoaning the fact that Animal House couldn’t get made today, while embracing the mindset that would prevent Animal House from getting made today. That would be Otter – the “debonair” worldly frat boy seducing one gal / woman after another. Who knew that his blacken eye in the movie would give […]

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Quick Thought (sorta): Has anyone else noticed how the Left is using “Nationalist” instead of another word?

by Skip February 13, 2018

That would be in conjunction with “white”. Here’s the headline over at the SentinelSource (online presence of the Keene Sentinel, who we are currently beating in Alexa ratings): Two Virginia residents countersue white nationalist with Keene ties And that would be about Christopher Cantwell.  Now, I could care less about him; what is more important […]

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FB Doodlings: Fearmongering by the Portsmouth City Planning Staff???

by Skip February 13, 2018

It wouldn’t be the first time that someone is crying “Wolf” over…..wait for it…..CLIMATE CHANGE!  Now, I have NO problem in city officials in trying to head off problems – it’s what humans do as being the almost the most adaptable species on the planet (er, cockroaches perhaps a tad more?) and certainly the species […]

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The Roots Of The Global Warming Religion

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2018

From Real Climate Science

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GraniteGrok Breaks Alexa Top 5 For Internet “Media” Sites In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2018

Back on January 2nd, 2018 we set a goal of improving from number nine on our list of Media sites in New Hampshire to number seven. We did that, and a little bit more. As of this morning, February 13th, 2018 GraniteGrok.com has moved up to number 5 on our list in Alexa site rankings […]

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AFP Phone Bank Today to Stop More Taxes in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2018

Stop New Hampshire Tax Hikes Phone Bank! Today at 5 PM – 8 PM NH Americans for Prosperity Volunteer Center 340 Granite St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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How About a Shiny New Income Tax?

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2018

Kimberly Morin joins me to discuss the latest effort by progressives to institute a broad-based taxing structure in state government. This time it’s buried in the feel-good idea of state-managed family medical leave insurance we don’t even need. Also Available on Google Play

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California Court Says A Wedding Cake is Protected By the First Amendment

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2018

This is interesting, and not just because the ruling came out of a court in California. The state charged a baker with breaking the law because they refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple. The court has denied the State’s motion for preliminary injunction in favor of the baker, Cathy Miller. There’s a good […]

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Quick Thought – No, they aren’t welcome

by Skip February 12, 2018

Reformatted, emphasis mine: DNC chairman refuses to say whether pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party MSNBC host Kasie Hunt confronted Perez about the DNC’s stance on Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), who Hunt noted is a pro-lifeDemocrat. Lipinski takes heat from fellow Democrats over his position and is facing a primary challenge in this year’s election. “Is there […]

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Public Documents Are Secret For A Reason

by Ed Naile February 12, 2018

Last Friday, February 9, 2018, I stopped by State Archives on Fruit St. in Concord to check out a name or two of the over 6,500 out-of-state voters from our 2016 NH General Election. That would be the one a US Senator lost by 1,017 votes.

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A Truly Bipartisan Solution to DACA

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2018

Some illegal immigrant “children” have done the job Congress doesn’t want to do. They’ve arrived at a bipartisan solution to the DACA problem. If Congress doesn’t make a deal to allow them to stay, the Velez sisters will exercise their “choice” to leave the country. This is the illegal immigrant minor equivalent of you can’t fire […]

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Ellen Kolb on Conscience Rights, Coerced abortion, and a Late Term Abortion Ban Bill

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2018

Ellen Kolb joins me to discuss the upcoming 40-Days for Life and pro-life legislation including, Rep. Keith Murphy’s late-term abortion ban, Rep. Kurt Wuelper’s bill to ban coerced abortion, and Kathy Souza’s bill to protect medical conscience rights Also Available on Google Play

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So NH Representative Sean Morrison wants to keep exposing himself (figuratively speaking) and angling for a RINO of the Week award

by Skip February 11, 2018

I guess that NH Rep Sean Morrison never learned about the Theory of Holes. Steve first mentioned him in his post on voting for HB628, Paid Family Leave, HB628, whereby he believes that Government has the right to crowd out the Private Sector’s offerings (in this case, insurance policies aGAIN). The financials are such, just […]

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Given the DC Swamp budget “compromise” that was just passed

by Skip February 11, 2018

It’s all ka-ka (or if you prefer, ca-ca). (H/T: Powerline)

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Schiff Out Of luck

by Ed Naile February 11, 2018

Long before Donald Trump ran into Adam Schiff, he outclassed another phony, a so-called comedian, posing as a rapper. Trump agreed to sit through an interview with the fake rapper. It did not go well for the guy who thought punking Trump would be easy. If you look at the clip, it took Donald Trump […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Skip February 11, 2018

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” — […]

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