Drinking the Kool-Aid

Michael E. Hammond: It’s time to stop the NH Senate’s gun control bill

by Rick Olson February 27, 2014

I’ve known Mike Hammond many years. Yesterday, my friend Mike Hammond took to the pages of the Union Leader to make the case of killing Senate Bill 244. I cross-post it here. Like Mike states here, I have contended that this bill will be subject to some serious and sobering amending when it hits the […]

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No White Males Need Apply

by Rick Olson July 1, 2013

“Stupid people are ruining America.”   —Herman Cain You just cannot make this stuff up.  Kim Ratliff is the Mecklenburg County North Carolina  board’s Democratic vice chairwoman. Presently in Charlotte- Mecklenburg, there is a vacancy for the position of County Manager. who told WBTV that In commenting on the county manager vacancy Friday, Commissioner Ratliff, […]

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HB 135: State v. Craig Moses

by Rick Olson April 27, 2013

“In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.” —Tacitus Liberals love to ignore inconvenient facts. Stick fingers in ears, close eyes and yell, “La-la-la-la-la!” Franklin resident Craig Moses was acquitted under the Granite State’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  Moses was arrested nearly a year ago in Nashua outside a nighclub and charged […]

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House Bill 135: Representative Jan Schmidt Thinks People Don’t Understand

by Rick Olson April 9, 2013

“It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.” —Don Herold On Wednesday, March 27 Representative Janice Schmidt (D) Hillsborough 27 – Nashua took to the Londonderry Patch with her local voices entry entitled, HB 135: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think […]

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The Diana DeGette ‘Assault Weapon’ Schematic

by Rick Olson April 7, 2013

“Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.” —Dean Koontz A very special HAT TIP goes out to Rocky Mountain Right today. Now I just love snark in the form of a really sharp stick pointed at Kool-Aid-drinkers in Congress. And RMR delivered today! I thought it […]

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“You’d Probably Be Dead Anyway,” Says Colorado Lawmaker

by Rick Olson April 4, 2013

“Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.”   —Katharine Hepburn Diana DeGette: An example of  the sophistication of “the Left” in the gun control argument “Res Ipsa Loquitur”

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Gratuitous Liberal Cowardice

by Rick Olson March 25, 2013

“Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don’t sit in the dark hiding. It’s easy to hide and shout and waste people’s time.”    —Billy Connolly Ben Sarro, morning host of WNTK FM 99.7 related to me an anonymous e-mail he received […]

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Reason After Newtown

by Rick Olson January 29, 2013

“Prejudice is what fools use for reason…” —Voltaire Milwaukie County Sheriff David Clarke has made a “Public Service Announcement” that has drawn the ire of liberals everywhere. Sheriff Clarke, in the wake of Budget cuts and autere measures, isn’t whining about it. Instead, he states the sober and honest realities and asks citizens to be pro-active […]

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Piers Morgan Versus Larry Pratt

by Rick Olson January 23, 2013

“No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.”  —Anton Chekhov 

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The Absurdity of ‘Gun Free Zones’

by Rick Olson January 23, 2013

“Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.” —Horace   

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A Kool Aid Drinker By Any Other Name…(Or Should I say Another Name?)

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2013

For a very long time now anyone who was all in for some idea, particularly the more wacky–OK, insane– ideas, was said to have drank the Kool Aid®.   This phrase derives from Jim Jones and his People’s Temple, who were denied exile in Russia from their paranoid-delusional self-imposed exile on an “agricultural mission” in the […]

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Nothing Like A “Veto Day” To Bring Out Liberal Concern For Overtaxation

by Rick Olson June 27, 2012

“The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.”   —Stockwell Day The New Hampshire House and Senate will vote today  to override Governor John Lynch’s veto of two bills that sought to  allow Granite […]

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Paul Krugman on Greece: It’s Europe’s Fault!

by Rick Olson June 18, 2012

“Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.”  —Herbert Hoover Paul  Krugman over at the New York Times is an unapologetic Statist, Keynesian and Progressive liberal who does well to technicratically argue for strong centralized governments in the area of economics. Krugman is an ardent advocate for income redistribution through governmental means […]

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Bill Maher: A Cultural Icon…Not!

by Rick Olson March 17, 2012

“An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.”  —Edgar Quinet So How about that Bill Maher? He calls Governor Sarah Palin a “c*nt and gets a pass on it from the Hollywood elite, so say my fellow conservatives. Me? not so much. My impression of Bill Maher is that he the type of […]

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Cilley Jackie Enters The Governor’s Race

by Rick Olson February 8, 2012

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”—Henry Cate MANCHESTER — Former District 6 Democrat state Senator Jackie Cilley has thrown her hat into the gubernatorial ring for the Granite State’s Corner Office. Joining Maggie “the Marxist” Hassan, she seeks to replace Governor John “Lefty” Lynch who will not seek another term. “Silly” Jackie […]

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Leftists Say (Write) The Darnedest Things!

by Rick Olson January 12, 2012

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” —Benjamin Franklin On The Project Veritas Voter Fraud Project: Being curious, I went over to UnionLeader.com to see what the leftists had to say. One aspect about Leftists weighing in on a UL story is that they cannot help themselves. Sure enough, […]

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The Shrill Kathy on Political Weirdness

by Rick Olson January 5, 2012

” The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero The Union Leader has given Ink to the Shrill Kathy Sullivan for yet another inane senseless rant. I told my friend Steve Vaillancourt it might be a New Year’s Resolution to simply ignore her. But […]

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Bay State Transplants Support the Sign Warning Bill While “Mass-holes” Oppose it

by Rick Olson December 20, 2011

“There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.” —E. B. White Today’s Union Leader Editorial weighed in on House Bill 1412, referred to as the, “Massachusetts New Hampshire Warning Sign Act.” The UL likes the bill, but opines the measure does not go far enough. The folks over […]

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by Rick Olson December 18, 2011

“My door is always open-bring me your problems.” This is guaranteed to turn on every whiner, lackey and neurotic on the property.” —Robert F. Six   It’s rarely ever a good idea to solely devote any kind of a blog entry to a person who has responded to an entry written, where that respondent or his […]

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Grocery Stores And Courtesy…NOT!

by Rick Olson December 15, 2011

“Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.” —Ann Landers Your Turn, NH, a weekly New Hampshire Union Leader feature, gave ink to young Natasha Cole of Hudson, a U-Mass Lowell Student and cashier to speak out to the diseased […]

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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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Colleges and Guns

by Rick Olson November 16, 2011

“A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.” —Larry Elder House Bill 334 will now go to the full floor for a vote. New Hampshire’s colleges currently set their own policies on possession of guns. Currently they all ban them. HB 334, sponsored by Mark Proulx, […]

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by Rick Olson October 26, 2011

“The only reason people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.” —Paul Fix In July of 2009, West park Florida in Broward County named its’ first street for President Barack Obama. After Obama was inaugurated, West Park Commissioners voted to rename Southwest 40th Avenue in his honor.  West park City Commissioner Tommy Dorsett […]

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by Rick Olson October 25, 2011

“Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.” ­—Joan Didion  Defeated Democratic state Senator Maggie Hassan made it official today that she will be running for governor in […]

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The Shrill Kathy Spins the Early Primary Notion

by Rick Olson October 19, 2011

“I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.” —Billie Joe Armstrong In yet another Cacophonous rant from the “Shrill Kathy” The Union Leader gave her space and ink yesterday to tell readers “why” a December primary will benefit Democrats and hurt Republicans. But, the […]

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by Rick Olson October 18, 2011

“In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.”  —Larry Niven How does one become an Occupy Wall Street Protestor? A quest for understanding in a somewhat complicated topic. Why? Because there are some who seem to demonstrate a modicum of intelligence and articulate usage […]

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by Rick Olson October 9, 2011

        &nbsp  &nbsp “Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is House Representative Richard B. Drisko, Hillsborough District 5. Rep. Drisko’s voting record contains a few of the typical rank and file RINO votes such as […]

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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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by Rick Olson October 2, 2011

        &nbsp  &nbsp “Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s Rino of the Week Report is two days overdue. We have now moved into that area of RINO-dom where we are now looking at “RINO-esque” house votes versus […]

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by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

It has often been said that ones’ environment and geography shapes and affects the personal paradigm. Copeland, a retiree from one of the most highly regulated, anti-second amendment jurisdictions in the nation (New York) is a crystal clear example of that notion…

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