Bureaucracy

Why is it that only Fed agencies undergoing Congressional oversight are losing hard drives?

by Skip July 14, 2014

Lois Lerner of the IRS is the most famous example of a Federal Agency who has been weaponized by the Obama Administration (even, according to random posts I’ve seen, more than Tricky Dicky – disgraced President Nixon (R) or one termer President LBJ (D)) and we have been SO treated by the arrogance of the […]

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This HAD to have given William Tucker a heart attack: New Orleans now only has charter schools

by Skip June 1, 2014

That’s right – recently appointed to the NH Board of Education,  William Tucker is one of those that seemingly believes that only Government schools manned by union teachers should be the ONLY form of education for our children.  After all, we’ve seen such stunning scholastic successes with this 140 year way of doing business – […]

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When You Invite The Bureaucrats In…This is What you Get.

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2014
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“You can Check in any time you like but you can never leave.” After getting a full-time job with benefits, (Melissa) Battles went to disenroll from the Obamacare insurance she purchased through HealthCare.gov. But trying to disenroll from Obamacare turned out to be a full-time job in itself. “The first person I spoke with after […]

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Can we say that the US Government IS in the process of becoming politically weaponized?

by Skip January 25, 2014

From Bryan Preston at PJ Media, a list of items that I think most people would agree are “not what Government is supposed to be doing”.  Remember, we have heard from Progressive for DECADES is that the reason we should give up (in part or in whole) our participation in our own governance is because […]

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So why doesn’t Congress take its authority back?

by Skip January 14, 2014

The top red circle is the law passed by the US House and US Senate and signed by the President.  The blue rectangle represents the regulatory regime by bureaucrats – where either: Bureaucrats have over extended their power past what lawmakers have given them (e.g., today’s ruling by the Judicial Branch that the FCC overstepped […]

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Parallels

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2013

From Tom Blumer at PJ Media On Christmas Eve, it will be three years and nine months since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, into law. Seven decades ago, it took less time — 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, from December 7, 1941, to September 2, 1945— for the […]

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Obama Administration: moving from Innocent until proven Guilty to everything is Proscribed unless

by Skip October 7, 2013

…specifically allowed.  Certainly not by legislation but by fiat by the Executive Branch.  It has been said that each of us breaks four or five laws everyday (either statutory or regulatory) without ever knowing it.  How can one defend themselves when one, even if trying hard to not, is breaking a law under that condition?  […]

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About those Proposed EGU New Source GHG EPA Standards….

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2013
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Yet EPA administrator Gina McCarthy touts this rule as an “important step” to fight “carbon pollution.” and yet…tucked away in the EPA’s own regulatory analysis (H/T Free Enterprise) The EPA anticipates that the proposed EGU New Source GHG Standards will result in negligible CO2 emission changes, energy impacts, quantified benefits, costs, and economic impacts by 2022. […]

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Hey, Let’s Threaten to Double the price of Milk.

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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You don’t think the Federal governed is too big? Too powerful? That it isn’t more interested in what it wants than what you want? Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said he called Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack this week suggesting that the agency begin the process of implementing the 1949-era dairy policies that would take effect […]

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How your public servants view your money – The Fourth Quarter!

by Skip July 28, 2013

To be honest, this happens in the private sector too – end of the fiscal quarter.  The difference, however, is that the private sector is limited by that dreaded “profit motive” – which puts a lid on spending.  Public Sector – I have watched it at the local level, the country level, the State level […]

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Data Point – Support for President Obama is falling

by Skip May 27, 2013

It has been a while since I put up the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Poll – time to restart: Since his Second Inauguration, his job approval level has been dropping – and fast. Yes, his personal approval levels remain positive (something that I have never figured out).  It seems that the scandals that are now engrossing […]

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Decay Point: Bureaucratic Sclerosis

by Scott Morales January 5, 2013

Alas, as a society decays, its parts shrivel and wither in interestingly tragic ways. An exemplar of such decay occurred just the other day. Big Government’s bureaucratic sclerosis hit a Fire Department so hard that it felt it necessary for its, “…22 firefighters and six vehicles…” to remain idle on the shore and watch a […]

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An Assault Weapon or Not An Assault Weapon…That is the Question

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2012

I’m no expert on firearms but do a fair job of knowing how government works and this “we need to do something” thing plays right into my wheelhouse. That “something” is the desire of legislators to appear to be capable of managing our lives in every meaningful way, so when a nut plotted, planned and […]

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Obama Couldn’t Run A Lemonade Stand (Nor could a NH Democrat) And Here’s Why?

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2012

When the economy got rough my employer had to cut back staffing.  By the time they were done we had dropped about 70% of our staff, down to the bare minimum needed to operate each department.   We kept the best people and asked them to do a lot more for the same money, and sometimes […]

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“Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand”, No Kidding, Who Can?

by Scott Morales October 6, 2012

A fellow Granite Stater said, “Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand“.  Good for him, I say.  I take his point:  the bumbler in chief is so over his head that he can’t even muster the intellectual skill it takes to even perform a simple grade school task.  But this guy should have used another example […]

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The Delphi Technique

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2012

As we find ourselves more and more exposed to committee meetings, public meetings, and even private ones, particularly with bureaucrats, paper pushers, or local or state level government officials, this bit of news might come in handy. It’s about the Delphi Technique. From Informed Citizens United In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical […]

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Two Dick’s & Obama’s Vitamin Police

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2011

Long story short, if the regs went into place the vitamin shelf at the store would be emptied until supplement makers submitting test results to the FDA and the products were approved. And the added for battling the bureaucracy and testing regime? You’d be paying that when they products went back on the shelf, if they did.

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UNH may have to Layoff More Staff

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2011

Instead of looking for the opportunity to do more with less they blame the legislature for asking them to do what every small business-every family in the state–has already done for years. Cut back, and find new ways to get the job done.

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A New Ed “Flash” Larkin Inspired Scratch Game From The NH Lottery?

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2011

Talk about a government jobs program. Show some strangers your “little professor” at the grocery store parking lot and we’ll give you $436,875.00 over five years.

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OBAMA IS TOAST

by Rick Olson September 16, 2011

“No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power … “ —Jacob Bronowski Solyndra is a California-based “green energy” company that sought more than $500 Million is loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and has now filed for bankruptcy protection. Solyndra first sought consideration for the loan guarantee program […]

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JOE BRIGGS ON JOB CORPS CENTER

by Rick Olson September 11, 2011

“The two pillars of ‘political correctness’ are: a) willful ignorance; and,  b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth” —George MacDonald “Reform school” was a euphemistic term used to characterize what amounted to a penal institutions for teenagers, most often boys. Social reformers of America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries decried the […]

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WILL LIVING OFF THE GRID BE ILLEGAL SOON?

by Rick Olson September 4, 2011

“Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.” ~Imelda Marcos USA Today reported back in April 2006, that 180,000 families were living “off the grid” Moreover, USA Today in that same story reported that that rate has jumped to upwards of 33% a year for a decade according […]

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Meet Bob “Bathroom Bill” Perry (Reprise)

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2011

So if you’re interested in more unaccountable government, a debt spending state legislature, balloon bills, regulatory restrictions that scare off jobs, late night taxes passed without one single hearing, and an endless string …half-witted, poorly thought out mandates like the one that could have turned every ladies locker-room or public bathroom into a drive thru for every drunk guy, horny adolescent, or sex offender who has suddenly felt the need to get in touch with their feminine side (or your wives or daughters), then you want Bob Perry.

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Teri Norelli Cries Foul on the Budget: Insert Yawn Here

by Rick Olson August 2, 2011

“If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” ~Milton Friedman, Economist Democratic leader Terri Norelli takes pen to the Union Leader this morning to decry the Republican budget. Norelli does a masterful work in her use of descriptors and categorizations demagoguing the Republicans […]

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Tin-Eared Bureaucrats

by Rick Olson July 30, 2011

“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” ~Laurence J. Peter Barbara Seebart, New Hampshire State Refugee Coordinator didn’t appear to grasp Mayor Ted Gatsas’ assertions that the City of Manchester is not prepared to absorb another 300 refugees. The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted in […]

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Evil Landlords Who Pick On Tenants

by Rick Olson July 27, 2011

“I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ‘learning experience.’ Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a ‘learning experience.’ It makes me feel less stupid.“ -P.J. O’Rourke I was at a housing office today dropping off some “required paperwork.” As I sat waiting to review […]

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Think John Lynch Cares about Granite State Sportsmen? Think again…

by Rick Olson July 14, 2011

“Mr. Janet Reno? I think Mr. Janet Reno… I think he’s one of the best hunting dogs in the world.” ~Ted Nugent Governor Lynch could not give one hoot about those who hunt, fish or trap. Oh yes! He was there…in the flesh on June 17, 2011 at the New Hampshire Moose Lottery sucking up […]

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Manchester City Politics and Swimming Pools

by Rick Olson June 7, 2011

Continue reading, “Manchester City Politics and Swimming Pools”

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Northern Pass: Still Ignoring the Overarching Reason for Opposition

by Rick Olson May 26, 2011

“The only people who support the use of eminent domain for private development are cities that use it, developers and businesses that benefit from it and planners who plan it. Everyone else hates it.” – Dana Berliner, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice  Yesterday’s Union Leader featured, Another View of Why New Hampshire should be open […]

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Sen. Rand Paul confronts our enemy

by Tim Condon May 21, 2011

She appears in the person of an unctous, self-satisfied, smug, federal government bureaucrat…and she means to control us all:

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