Just Plain Stupid

Progressive Trade Rules

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2010

Being beholden to unions causes you to say and do stupid things.  Take Carol Shea-Porter for example.  She was against a trade deal with Panama because she claimed it would cost American jobs, when it would actually open up trade from us to them–they already had unfettered access; result?–it would have created American jobs. Provisions […]

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Public Service Is About Trust

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2010

I’d just assume have a root canal without pain killer as suffer through an editorial by Carol Shea-Porter, but sometimes you have to take one for the team. So with the dedication of Roland I immersed myself in the last rights editorial of the soon to be former congresswoman from New Hampshire’s first district, which is ironically titled, ‘Public Service is about trust.’

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Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on US

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2010

Michael Totten at PJM points us to an article by Barry Rubin at Global Research in International Affairs in which Rubin alerts us that the newly elected leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has just endorsed a full blown Anti-American Jihad. Rubin explains the serious business that this is, with all the relevant consideration, but sums […]

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Lunch for Lynch

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2010

Mike Hoefer is skipping his Lunch for Lynch and he’s asking the folks at Boo Hoo Hampshire to do the same.  He figures, rather than spend $9.68 at Panera bread he’s donating that money to Lynch for Governor to help fight back against the attacks by NOM. Well Mike, I have a few thoughts. Panera […]

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Number Poems

by Steve MacDonald September 30, 2010

I neglected to share this, but on the first day of school this year my 5th grader’s first homework assignment in math was a math poem. Using numbers in a poem. That was the Math homework that day. Use numbers….to make a poem.

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Just Another Load Of Bull from Buckley [updated 2.0]

by Steve MacDonald September 27, 2010

The NH GOP had a convention Saturday to get all rah-rah and make decisions about the party platform.  They were hoping for at least 400 of the states 725 delegates but only 294 delegates made the event. That is not unusual but there are some who think it is in indicative of waning in enthusiasm. […]

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I say Go Ahead–Run on that.

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2010

Democrats are trying to frighten people by insisting that we can’t go back to how things were when Republicans were running things.  And I can see their point.  They will certainly need to do better. But how wise is it to frighten people with the risk of 5% unemployment and budget deficits under 500 Billion […]

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Who is surprised by this news?

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2010
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NH House Dems Travel To Oz

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2010

The New Hampshire House democrats have themselves a new web page and I think someone needs to contact the Attorney General; they are guilty of false advertising.

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Obama’s Department Of Injustice

by Steve MacDonald September 4, 2010

It is against the law to hire an illegal immigrant. To avoid violating that law you can use e-verify to determine status. But if you discover they are illegal by using e-verify and decide not to hire them, Eric Holder might send the civil rights division after your small business with more lawyers and the backing of the US treasury to show you who the boss is.

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Recovery Summer

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2010

(H/T Hot Air)

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The Boyd’s Go To Court

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2010

Jon Wesley and Theonia Boyd were in court to face charges related to an underage drinking party in Weare at which they were the "grown ups.".  As professors of Psychiatry and Pathology, there innocence hinges on their claim that they were "unaware any teenagers were drinking" the night of June 6th, this according to statements […]

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Making Excuses For Mahoney

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2010

The Mahoney supporters seem unwilling to answer to the charge that Sean is playing games with his principles.  Let me break down the problem as quickly as I can. Mr. Mahoney is on the board of a foundation that has recently (as in since 2008) given upwards of $160,000.00 dollars to pro-abortion groups and abortion […]

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Will the EPA Ban Lead Ammunition? [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2010

Hot Air has the link from Mark Hemingway.  EPA has opened up a public comment period on the non-issue of lead ammunition and the environment.  Just another stupid idea courtesy of democrat leadership and all its ugly bureaucratic side effects. [Updated]   After two days of comment, the EPA decided that it did not in […]

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The Cost Of Education

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2010

When something doesn’t work, and you are a democrat, well you just keep doing it.  These graphs come to us courtesy of Andrew J. Coulson at Big Government. Graph one Public education employees vs. student enrollment numbers. Graph number two–on the jump–is the inflation adjusted cost of public K-12 education (that’s taxpayer dollars spent) compared […]

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What Was The Point Of This?

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2010

If you and your employer “Part ways,” you are entitled to file for unemployment compensation assuming the departure was not the product of gross misconduct.  That means you didn’t do something that forced the employer to fire you.  Sexual misconduct, irrational behavior, negligence, abuse, and theft are all possible examples, many subject to the possibility […]

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Pests A Side

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2010

Suzanne Smith, (D-Hebron) wants the state government to regulate the use of weed and insect control products to limit what she calls cosmetic use. That’s the regular everyday kind, used in ordinary everyday ways. She claims that her focus is on places where children congregate like schools, playgrounds, day care centers, and that spraying for […]

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CSP Rewind – Foreign Trade

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2010

Carol Shea Porter (CSP) continues to demonstrate her inability to grasp even the most basic concepts of governance.  Back in May of 2009 she issued a press release promoting her signing on to a letter suggesting that the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, (TPA) also called the Panama Free trade agreement (FTA), would in essence cost […]

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Shabazz!

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2010

If we were to do a documentary on the New Hampshire Democrat Party we could call it Shabazz! Shabazz! It’s a story about a bunch of mostly pasty white liberal crackers in a left wing political party and their fun dysfunctional family-like foibles as they endlessly play the race, hate,  and bigot cards for political […]

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Carol…On Helping Small Business

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2010

Carol’s good work keeps on rolling in like the smell of low tide on a salty breeze.  Maybe you recall that five ream masterpiece of brevity appropriately mislabeled as health care reform?  Well it came fully equipped with a manifold of other disasters buried inside, one of which was that anyone with business income will […]

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It’s Train Wreck Week!

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2010

It’s Carol Shea-Porter week over at Boo-Hoo Hampshire. That means quality opinion about the antics of the 1st district congresspersonista from New Hampshire are the order of the day, every day, until next Monday. So the guys at Granite Grok are more than happy to embrace Carol’s stated commitment to bi-partisan support, an angle you […]

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Obama Home Credit Fail

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2010

An Envelope Full of Debt   [Stephen Spruiell] Things are looking worse on the housing front, with a severe drop-off in existing home sales following the expiration of the home-buyer tax credit. It’s hard to overstate how stupid this policy was. The government marketed it as a measure to boost residential real-estate prices by providing new […]

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Obama Micro-Historian

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2010

Courtesy of Politico via NH Watchdog-apparently Mr. Obama is now blaming people for things that never happened in the past that he never even suggested.  In an interview with Politico, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and […]

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Dr. (And Mrs. Dr.) Beer Party

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2010

Add this to the so smart they are stupid roll-call.  Two members of Harvard Faculty, that’s Haaahvaahd, both employed at the School of medicine, hosted a graduation party in Weare at which 70 teenagers were arrested for underage drinking.  J.Wesley and Theonia Boyd, according to the Union Leader, were charged with facilitating an underage drinking […]

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Hodes = Jobs….Not!

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2010

Hodes and the democrats did what democrats do. They created or saved government jobs. They inflated a government jobs bubble with debt and deficit spending that makes private sector job creation near impossible to sustain. Near impossible because each government job needs a busload of taxpayers to support it.

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Ten Words

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2010

  Congressional district one residents will have been treated to another spiffy looking, tri-fold, heavy card stock, multi-colored mailer from Carol Shea-Porter.  I’ll get to the content later.  For now I would like to take a moment to share ten words from the back of the mailer. "This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer […]

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Does Prohibition Work?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2010

On the question of using gambling revenue to hide irresponsible democrat spending, State Senator Maggie Hassan was quoted in this mornings Union Leader saying. "My question is, does prohibition work? I don’t think it does." It’s quite entertaining, the things desperate people say when they are under the gun to cover their own ass. The […]

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In All Fairness

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2010

Recent discussion about opposing opinions being mandated alongside existing internet content got me thinking.  Could we apply this to everything on-line?  Ads for fruit would need to include references to candy-bars of salty snacks.  Omaha Steaks would need to include a click through to Purdue chicken.  Every business would need to permit you to access competing […]

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Get This Man A Space

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2010

Two weeks later and Rep. Peter Schmidt (D-Strafford 4) still has to park in the No Parking Zone when other spaces are available.  Yes, this is a follow up to my earlier post–Peter " No Parking" Schmidt.  Apparently Peter is a real stand up guy.  Veteran.  Works hard.  Always shows up in Concord.  I appreciate […]

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