Character

Prager U – The Bigger The Government The Smaller the Citizen

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2014
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In every society throughout human history the following relationship has held true: as government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks. Best selling author, Dennis Prager puts it this way: “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.” This has been true in Europe for decades and is becoming ever more so in the United States. […]

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Which is a better governor – external or internal?

by Skip February 3, 2014

This is a post I started back  on March 5, 2009 and it still fits the current human condition.  We’ve heard nothing from the Obama Administration blaming President Bush for all of Obama’s ills – 5, nearly 6 years down the line.  Frankly, Obama seems constitutionally unable to take REAL responsibility for his own ills […]

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Your childrens’ future…

by Susan Olsen December 30, 2012

H/T John Hinderacker and Michael Ramirez…emphasis mine. “If there is one thing we know for sure about the federal government, it is that it spends way too much money–around $3.54 trillion in FY 2012, with a $1.1 trillion deficit. You would think that the man who presides over this mess, Barack Obama, would have the […]

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It’s About Character…Or in This Case, the Lack Thereof…

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2012

Just talked about this Yesterday…and I’ve been asking pointed questions for weeks (years?) about the fatal character flaws of Democrats who ignore the hate and violence in their own party that they would never tolerate from anyone else.  It is hypocritical.  And it is a cultural feature of the politics of the left that shows […]

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The Shrill Kathy And The Birthers

by Rick Olson November 29, 2011

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” —Benjamin Franklin Kathy Sullivan is not only dishonest, but she is also a rank charlatan. The Shrill Kathy is the epitome of moral bankruptcy when it comes to New Hampshire politics.  In the UL today she quips, Why does Speaker O’Brien not […]

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Inebriated William Jasmin Who Fell Out Of A Tree Stand Drops His Lawsuit

by Rick Olson November 21, 2011

“A lawsuit is a fruit tree planted in a lawyer’s garden.” —Italian Proverb William Jasmin of Manchester, the drunk, non-licensed hunter who sued a landowner following his own demise in falling from a tree stand, has dropped his lawsuit. Jasmin suffered partial paralysis when the tree stand he attempted to enter failed, causing him to […]

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KRISTIN TAKES THEM DOWN ONE BY ONE

by Rick Olson October 20, 2011

“Liars are always ready to take oaths.” —Vittorio Alfieri Brendan Bisbee, love interest of the infamous shrew Kristin Ruggiero is presently on trial answering to seven counts of Perjury where prosecutors allege he lied for Kristin during her trial. Also under indictment are Elizabeth “Kim” McDonald, Kristin’s mother, Daniel Ruggiero, Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Ruggiero’s estranged […]

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RHINO’S VERSUS “RINO’S”

by Rick Olson October 6, 2011

                        &nbsp  &nbsp “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” —Adlai E. Stevenson Following my recent RINO OF THE WEEK report, an amused reader and friend inquired, “Isn’t the RINO one of the world’s deadliest animals? Or is that the […]

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A 63-YEAR OLD REMINDER OF FREEDOM

by Rick Olson September 6, 2011

CROSS-POSTED

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IGNORING THE U.S CONSTITUTION

by Rick Olson September 5, 2011

 “Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes.” ~Charley Reese         Friday, August 19, The Federal Election Commission released two draft advisory opinions indicating that it might allow a naturalized, Guyana-born American citizen to file papers and raise funds for run a Presidential run in 2012. […]

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The One You Feed

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2011

“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth.”

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Where is the outrage?

by Skip August 8, 2011

You know, we’ve been warned several times by China that we had to get our financial house in order over the last year or so as the Obama Administration (and prior Administrations) have spent, spent some more, and then spent us almost into default. Sidebar: I just shook my head when I saw this post […]

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Decency?

by Skip August 3, 2011

it’s all about the mean.  I listened to the Ray Stevens video that Tim posted, and near the end of the video, this line caught my ear: "Once you renounce any sense of decency, it gets easier and easier!" Which, given the topic and butt of the video and adding in Rick’s post, translates as […]

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545 People Are Responsible For The Mess, But They Unite In A Common Con

by Rick Olson August 3, 2011

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

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SB 88 VETO: More Of The Same Lies, Pandering and Demagoguery

by Rick Olson July 14, 2011

“The sure foundations of the state are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue’s sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin.”~George William Curtis, Author, Social Reformer (1824-1896) Governor John Lynch vetoed […]

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Is our society that close of losing the idea of self-responsible “internal governor” for the Progressive “external governor”?

by Skip June 7, 2011

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. ” – Ben Franklin, Constitutional Congress  "No controlling legal authority." – Al Gore,  1996 Presidential campaign The country is all a Twitter by Uber-Progressive Congressman Weiner (D-NY) acting as a sales dude for "tidy […]

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Given no honest men – “what do we do?”

by Skip June 2, 2011

Well, that was quick!  Maggie responded via a comment here: Skip – thanks for picking up on this…it’s much appreciated! I wanted to follow up on your question, "could we find a group of people equal to the task?" Unfortunately, if such a group were to be created, there would be maneuvering and posturing and […]

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Is there an honest man – even one?

by Skip June 2, 2011

My Samsphere friend and blogger Maggie Thurber was ruminating on whether or not we could actually create the Constitution again (assuming that it did not exist).  Given the current political scene, how far we have strayed from it, her outlook is rather pessimistic (given that the second idea for the title of her post was […]

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The Sweet Stench Of Left Wing Hypocrisy

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2011

The Union Leader wastes no time, exposing Hawkins connection to money she received May 11th from America Votes (out of state left wing donation), which Granite State Progress then used to support the Democrat in the special election she is squawking about, specifically to elect that democrat, in that election.

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Operation Payback: a “poke in the eye to the budgeting process”

by Skip May 15, 2011

Actually, it is turning out to be more of a slugfest now:  "Another brouhaha in Gilford, this time over use of school budget surplus"; it seems that the School Board’s complaint that the Budget Committee was trying to dictate policy was just a smokescreen.  Here in NH: GILFORD — Budget Committee member David Horvath is […]

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Another Plague On Marriage (and the culture..?)

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2011

Pornography is an addiction. The pleasure derived from it is neurochemical, no different than any other pharmaceutical high. Men are particularly susceptible. And the culture continues to shift towards a society where porn is like aspirin. Cheap, readily available, and an acceptable daily supplement for whatever ails you. But it is no less destructive to the consumer (I’m not addressing the affects inside the industry here) than any of the other declining cultural ‘advances’ of the past few decades.

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Granite State Progress Goes Tucson

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2011

This week I did a call-in because last week Zandra Rice Hawkins of Granite State Progress attended Congressman Guinta’s town hall in Laconia, and at one point decided to storm up towards the podium to ‘set the record straight.’ She was not tackled, tasered or shot. In fact she spoke her mind–as liberals are wont to do–without interruption and was even given a chance to ask questions despite essentially hijacking the event.

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Got Civility? The “Beheading Sarah Palin” Edition

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2011

The civility narrative that preceded the Missoula Massacre was unleashed like some plague spread via-twitter from beneath the White House and was echoed from the President and all progressive points beneath, a call for civility made more often than an obsessive compulsive aunt checks the locks on the doors and windows before bedtime.

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Reading The Constitution…

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2011

Reading the Constitution to progressives on the floor of the US House is like a priest reading from the bible at an exorcism. They scream out and writhe, swear, insult, spew hatred, and do everything in their power to intimidate you before you can get to the end. They started screaming days ago, actually.

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Guinta Not Taking Health Care From The Federal Government

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2011

In an interview with Think Progress, New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta states that he will not be taking the Health Care portion of the benefits package afforded to members of Congress. Snippet taken mid-interview. TP2: He’s referring to the Federal Employees Benefits Plan that all members receive. GUINTA: Well, I think there’s a difference between […]

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What’s In Your Narrative?

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2010

Plenty of people who think they are quite attuned to the echo chamber are spending a good deal of time doing the progressives and RINO’s dirty work.  These are people on the right, so-called insiders who get how the game is played.  Yet again (and again) I find the chorus repeating the message which the […]

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Why Democrats think Rep. Michele Bachmann is stupid

by Tim Condon December 30, 2010

The answer is contained in the insightful remark below, which appears on the TaxProf Blog, via  Instapundit ("I didn’t know she had an L.L.M. in tax"): It’s amusing that Bachman, whose religious convictions were shared by Galileo, Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton, and a few other similarly unimpressive people, is ridiculed as a closed-minded ignoramus because of those […]

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Why I Need Your Tax Dollars, by Gary Hirshberg

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2010

Gary Hirshberg CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farms wants you to know what he thinks about a recent taxpayer investment in organic farming. His editorial in this mornings Union Leader goes on at great length extolling the virtues and benefits of organic farming. It will create jobs, better food, help grow the organic farms footprint and provide fresh local dairy products.
He never mentions that his fresh local dairy farm is owned by a huge multinational French conglomerate of which he is a prominent international player. (Big Dairy!)

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Day 50

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2010

As the sun rises over New England on December 22nd, 2010, we will have begun the fiftieth day since the November 2nd Election. As it comes to a close, fifty full days will have passed. Fifty sunrises and sunsets. Fifty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. And by some estimates, as many as 250 billion phone calls will have been made in that time period, and not one of them (to the best of my knowledge) was from Carol Shea-Porter to congratulate Frank Guinta on his victory over her in the the NH first congressional district race.

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Not exactly the best way to treat employees…

by Skip December 18, 2010

After the show and after setting up the Podcast page, TMEW and I went and did some shopping.  Bought some DVDs, came home.  Realized soon after that they were still encased in the "Risk Prevention" boxes – "er, hey guys, your RFID alarm system worked splendidly 100% for all 5 DVDs – 100% FAIL, that […]

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