Mount Katahdin (Medicaid Expansion) Knife Edge – Which way will NH Republicans Fall?
And yes, that would be we Groksters. For years we have warned about taking “free money with strings attached.” There’s another meme that describes the below from the Pravda on the Merrimack: “Fed crack.” No, not real drugs but the allure and the addiction is just as real as that white powder: greenbacks. Lots of it. FREE MONEY they say. Until it isn’t free. Or not there at all.
And it is solely the fault of NH Republican elected “leaders” that opened up OUR (financial) veins to inject it into the NH budget. They ha /have no political will to resist, only “gimme, gimme, gimme.”
Though he’s declared himself no fan of Obamacare, Gov. Chris Sununu and fellow Republican governors John Kasich of Ohio and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts oppose the bill because it would cost their states money. Lots of money. New Hampshire would lose $1 billion in federal revenue between 2020 and 2026 which could force the state to, horror of horrors, consider the imposition of a sales or income tax, Sununu said. The alternative, of course, would be to reduce Medicaid benefits, raise eligibility levels and insure fewer people.
So now the NH Republicans may have to walk the political equivalent of the Katahdin’ Knife Edge – which way are they going to fall?
A bubble that is BEGGING for a pin (any pin, any size, from anywhere, to pop these windbag harpies).
“When somebody says a (good) guy with a gun can stop a (bad) guy with a gun, we remind them that’s there’s absolutely no evidence that supports that theory and that all of the evidence is actually contrary to that.” – Moms Demand Action Florida director Michelle Gajda, in Group fights gun proposals with two opposing sides in documentary [via wtsp.com]
I know that I, as well as other Groksters have posts speaking exactly to that lie. However, to be fair, here’s what I picked up in a just a few minutes elsewhere:
Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Chicago CCW Holder Stops Robbery With His Equalizer
Three armed robbers (above) stormed into a store in the 7400 block of North Western Street in Chicago Sunday. One employee, with a valid Illinois concealed carry license, drew his equalizer and dispensed some ballistic deterrence toward the offending trio. Two of the three bad guys sprung leaks. All of the offenders made a hasty retreat, leaving a trail of blood that came in handy for police to follow.
Ashley Mundy is Every Gun Hater’s Nightmare
Democrat operative and NH Vote thief Janice Rottenberg has a history that eventually linked up to Christina Freundlich.
Freundlich, another young trained-in-nothing-productive Democrat operative (Iowa Democrat Party), got famous taking a selfie in front a tragic gas explosion and fire. She is now a Deputy Communications Director for the Democrat National Committee, where her latest claim to fame surfaces in the #DNCLeakes WikiLeaks email hoard. In true Democrat fashion, she suggested gaining a political advantage by creating a lie to damage an opponent.
This isn’t that hard to figure out. All you need to do to determine if Hillary had intent is to replace her name and those of her aids and lawyers with the names of G.W. Bush and his staff and lawyers, and ask the question: Is this evidence of intent? Was evidence destroyed? Did they lie to cover it up? If it’s G.W Bush and company the answer is yes ergo so it is with Hillary.
Rep. Jim Jordan’s full five minutes with Director Comey can be seen below.
New Hampshire Democrats need to explain why anyone should trust anything they say, ever? Their presumptive nominee is a serial liar, and either a complete and utter incompetent or a calculating insider so committed to hiding her activity from public scrutiny that leaving national security secrets lying around the internet is a reasonable risk to ensure a total lack of transparency.
More evidence? Rep. Jason Chaffetz questions FBI Director James Comey. /popcorn
Nice to see how easy it is for the Republicans mentioned above to backslap themselves in advancing the Democrat agenda item in moving socialized medicine forward. Limited Government? Less intrusive Govt? Free Markets? Ah….nope.Just once again proving to the base that the NH GOP is really the Bipartisan Fusion Party (aka, the Jr. Lackeys of the Welfare State).
Soon we can add to that NH State Rep title and call you the “NH Income Tax Daddy”. But that’s all right, there are plenty of Republican Leaders acting as your handmaidens in this birthing. Let me just mention the Republican starring roles in this celebration of more taxes (as NH taxpayers are also Federal taxpayers – thanks for adding to our already hunched over shoulders from the burden you in the Political Class throw onto us) (emphasis mine, reformatted):
Gov. Hassan signs Medicaid expansion extension bill
NH Senate OK’s Medicaid expansion
CONCORD — About 50,000 low-income adults will be able to continue their health care coverage for two more years after Gov. Maggie Hassan signed House Bill 1696 into law Tuesday. “We did it,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Joseph Lachance, R-Manchester, as he threw his arms in the air and the 100 or so people attending the bill-signing ceremony broke out in applause.
“Liars begins with making falsehoods appear like truths, and end with making truths itself appear like falsehoods.” —William Shenstone
Edvardo Custodio, 22
April 17, 2015: 11:50 p.m. Everardo Custodio,22 began firing into a crowd of people in Chicago’s Logan Square. A parked Uber driver exited his vehicle and returned fire with his own gun, stopping Custodio.
The Uber Driver stayed at the scene, provided the Police documentation of his gun ownership and concealed carry license. He faces no charges. The 47-year-old Uber driver “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said. – Chicago Tribune.
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”
– Theodore Dalrymple (doctor, author, commentator)
I think 2014 provided irrefutable evidence, “settled science’ caliber evidence, that Democrats do not just lie a lot, they lie often. Their “incapacity for veracity” is not just endemic to the party. Few, if any of them will stand up against their own in defense of the truth.
I thought it appropriate to give the Democrat party logo a little ‘Makeover.’
“The most fundamental tragedy of my life is that the ones who I see do not exist and the one who exists I do not see.” —Kedar Joshi
sol·ip·sism– 1. The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified. 2. The theory or view that the self is the only reality.
Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg and PR Hack Shannon Watts
I’ve never heard the word, but I like it. and it aptly fits Bloomberg’s anti-gun maven, Shannon Watts. Aside from somebody who obviously didn’t get enough attention when she was a kid, Watts is a phony…a charlatan…a poser. According to their own website, Moms Demand Action formed within a day of the Newtown Massacre with Shannon Watts as its founder.
Watts description is that of a 42-year-old mother of five children who is a, “stay-at-home” mom in the idyllic Indianapolis Suburb of Zionsville. And, Prior to her current noble mission Watts enjoyed a 15-year career as a communications exec in public relations and for some Fortune 500’s. Continue reading
Senator Harry Reid had announced that because AFP recorded and broadcast the stories of some folks who are having a hard time after the implementation of ObamaCare that they cannot possibly be true.
Harry Reid is calling everyday American’s with Cancer, or Lupus, adults, children, even single mom’s, liars because if it were him, if he ran AFP, they would be.
Left wing billionaires are constantly funding Democrat propaganda. The people are stage props, no more genuine than Obama’s styrofoam columns, or Obama, for that matter.
Challenge a Liberal Near You…
The same administration that has lied about so much, so publicly, so often, and in such grand fashion, about so many things, defending them viciously, now expect us to believe that the explanation for the lies they told about ObamaCare, should themselves be believed?
Should we clear our schedules six months down the road for a “we admit to the lies about the lies about ObamaCare” event? We could do it every six months. It would be more popular than the State of the Union. We could call it the latest lies about the lies about ObamaCare summit. Or how about we just call it The Two-Minutes hate.
The Obama Administation knew all along that as many as 50-60% or more of us would lose our plans under ObamaCare.
From Right Wing bastion – NBC
Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
I just wanted to post a quick, friendly, reminder to the readers…
This past week while Egypt was having a little revolution, John Kerry was on his yacht (Teresa’s Yacht), off Nantucket. Whether the nation is safer with Kerry off shored or not, and how much better we might be with him at the wheel-o-State instead of the wheel of big ass one-percenter’s sail boat, are less important than this. The first thing any tentacle of the Obama Administration ever does when confronted with anything it does is lie.
The extent to which they will sustain and even promote the lie as truth varies on the actual damage the real truth represents. But take note. This is your government. They are scrapping up every piece of data about everyone they can. They have and do use intimidation to silence opposition. They will break the law if it helps them advance their agenda. They have no fear of the Constitution; it does not constrain them at all, and no one dares invoke it for that purpose for which it was written. And they will say or do anything to keep the truth from you if it could harm them or their accumulation of power. Every time. First order of business…lie.
They lie about everything. And they have since day one.
“Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.” —Thomas Hardy
As Reported in today’s edition of the Union Leader, The gun control group (Bloomberg’s, “No More Names) put out a statement yesterday saying rally organizers relied on a list compiled by Slate.com of people killed by guns since the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., “and (Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s) name was on that list.”
Well, look who else’s name was on that same list…
State Republican Chair Jennifer Horn criticized the inclusion of Tsarnaev name before the No More Names, released its apology statement.
“Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a murderous terrorist and a cold-blooded killer. It is outrageous that Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control group is so radical and out of touch with New Hampshire values that it believes this monster should be labeled as some kind of victim,” Horn said.
It is notable that Clergy appeared to read names and speak in advocacy of this invasion by Bloomberg and his circus. Clergy…
So, I guess we can say immoral and amoral clergy does in fact exist….No?
“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.” — James Madison, Federalist #51.Via Ace – read the whole thing:
The IRS scandal as an example of runaway organizational culture
Organizations large and small develop unique cultures over time. You see this in companies like IBM, Apple, and GM. Employees who stay in these companies over the long term, those who move up the ladder into the executive suite, tend to personify these corporate cultures to a great degree. Employees marry each other, socialize with each other, attend the same events. In company towns, this corporate culture can characterize the entirety of the town itself.
Which is why the current IRS scandal has left me completely unsurprised. Continue reading
Spring In Upstate new York taken 5-26-13 – 3 feet of snow
By the end of this week New England will be back to being warm again. When that happens, I’d like all the climate denier-deniers to remember that yesterday parts of the North East got three feet of snow. That Alaska is having a winter several weeks longer than average. That nationally, temperatures are down. That globally temperature have been flat for 16 years and may be declining. That I don’t feel all that comfortable putting any plants outside after June 1st for fear we might still be at risk for a very cold night or two.
What I’m trying to say is, it’s just weather.
“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
On June 9, “Retired” attorney Linda Theroux will be installed as the State President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary. Established 1914, The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW set out to serve the American veterans and communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. “We have unwavering support for uncommon heroes,” say Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW national website. Continue reading
“The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.” —Xun Zi
Representative James Patrick Moran Jr. (D) VA 8th
Congressman James Patrick Moran, Democrat, from Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District Claims he has the support of 63 percent of NRA members for his piece of legislation. In a January 4th statement on his website:
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, reintroduced the “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act” (H.R. 21) in the 113th Congress. The legislation would implement five commonsense gun safety reforms that polling shows are supported by at least 63 percent of NRA members.
“Polls show.” Polls show? Several repeated Continue reading
“A moment’s reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.” —Francis Parker Yockey
RINO (ry•/n oh) noun. (acronym)
Republican in name only
- A person who runs for, or holds political office representing one’s self as a “Republican” but who adopts, votes for or advocates for political tenets that advance an agenda contrary to conservatism or the Republican party platform.
- A member of the Republican Party who is liberal.
Representative Lee Quandt (R)ino
One of our own RINO’s in the legislature has taken up the mantle of Charlatanry. But what makes this RINO Charlatanry so noteworthy is his engagement in tactics typically found on the left. People like Raymond Buckley, Kathy Sullivan, and Harrell Kirstein. Not only noteworthy are the tactics, but the very word choices used in the description.
This RINO writes, ”
“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” —Buddha
Last Friday, The Union Leader’s Jim Kimble reported that #KristinRuggiero ex-boyfriend #BrendanBisbee received a 2 to 4-year state prison sentence for his role in trying to have Kristin’s ex-husband Jeff Ruggiero jailed. Amidst speculation that Bisbee might receive a suspended sentence and probation, Kristin’s mother Elizabeth “Kim” McDonald still faces charges, along with Jeff Ruggiero’s estranged brother Daniel.
Brendan Bisbee was a ten-year veteran of the Barre Massachusetts Police Department. Now, Brendan Bisbee is commorant of the New Hampshire State Prison. Bisbee received a two to four-year sentence in state prison following his October 21 conviction on five counts of perjury; for his role in the conniving, lying, and bad behavior of his ex-girlfriend Kristin Ruggiero, when he perjured himself during both the investigation and at her May 2009 trial.
Kristin Ruggiero framed her ex-husband Jeff Ruggiero, having him jailed for threats she alleged came from him. Kristin had purchased a disposable cell phone and engineered the threats to appear as originating with Jeff Ruggiero. The Rockingham Superior Court sentenced Kristin to 7 to 14-years in State Prison for her falsifications.
Who among us could fail to recall the frequency and ferocity with which our progressive opponents (democrats) whined and moaned like lepers about how the middle class had been screwed by George Bush and Republicans when they passed their tax cuts for the rich.
For years we had to suffer through this nonsense, straight through 2008 and even up to 2010 when they suddenly discovered that they were full of sh*t.
And who among us toady could fail to recall the frequency and ferocity with which our progressive opponents (democrats) whined and moaned about extending the Bush tax cuts….for the middle class.
Yes, the very tax cuts that did not even exist, the ones GWB screwed the Middle class out of for the better part of the decade, just appeared at the wave of a talking point memo, wiping out seven years of dishonest, backhanded, left wing class warfare rhetoric, simply because it had suddenly become politically convenient to have democrats extending something they insisted never even existed.
This, by the way, is the kind of thing that makes believing anything any of them says, about anything, almost impossible.
(Now find me a NH democrat who isn’t guilty of this.)
I’m still awaiting the blistering criticism due Governor Lynch from Democrat spokesperson Harrell Kirstein, for accepting praise from the misogynist in Chief, the impeached serial sex offender and perjurer, former president William Jefferson Clinton, who came to New Hampshire to campaign for floundering democrats and the little governor that could. President Bubba, the benefactor of a countless number of Bimbo eruptions, demonstrates to us the true value that democrats place on marriage–none, and to women in general, not in the fabricated terms Kirstein would attribute to others, but in their actual context.
Clinton continues to be coveted very likely because of his indiscretions, but more prominently for being the most visible evidence that the democrat party is a cabal of liars because he was impeached for lying–and lying about his casual abuse of women to boot.
So I guess Governor Lynch endorses this kind of behavior then. He certainly emulates it. (The lying) Which means he must also be defending his parties other abuses of women, seeing as we’ve heard nothing denouncing it, from his office, his state party, or anyone in it for that matter.