Meddling by Government

Sister Mary LaHood – No Talking in Cars

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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(Originally posted Oct 11th, 2010 – Seem relevant to re-post this given that NH HB 1117 went to executive session yesterday.) Bloomberg reports that Transportation nanny Ray ‘Sister Mary’ LaHood believes that all cell phone use in motor-vehicles, including hands free, are distracting.  Well, no kidding Mr. Einstein.   Prior to the invention of the cell […]

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Public Financing of campaigns – what, you can’t persuade people to give you money?

by Skip February 3, 2014

Just like Steve, I’m going back through “posts that never were”; drafts that either never got finished or I forgot to punch PUBLISH.  This was was back from Jan 1, 2008 and given the recent “Campaign Funding Walk” that just occurred, this old bag of words is like some of my clothes now (sigh) – […]

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Notable Quotes: Frederic Bastiat – “The Extra-Legal Parasite vs. The Lawful Sponger”

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2013

“…when John Q. Citizen gives a hundred sous to a Government officer and receives nothing for them unless it be annoyances, he might as well give them to a thief.  It is nonsense to say that the Government officer will spend these hundred sous to the great profit of national labor; the thief would do […]

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Grover Norquist Shills for Obama Crony’s Wireless Boondoggle

by Mike February 16, 2012

I got an email – below – from Grover Norquist at ATR requesting the recipients take action and sign a petition to free up spectrum for wireless expansion. All well and good, but the thinly veiled subplot was to demand that Congress force the FCC to permit Obama cronies Lightsquared to use spectrum adjacent to the GPS […]

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CPAC: Myron Ebell of Competitive Enterprise Institute

by Mike February 11, 2012

Grokster Mike, and Pete DaTechGuy interview Myron Ebel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Their chief areas of focus are energy policy and regulatory overreach. On the regulatory side, that includes both EPA silliness, and the regulatory uncertainty which prevents new businesses from starting up in the USA. CEI has also been at the forefront of […]

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New Film Project from Ann+Phelim: FrackNation

by Mike February 11, 2012

“FRACKING BRILLIANT” Say the T-shirts advertising the new venture of anti-envronmental wacko film makers Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer, and their colleague Magda. See also the panel discussion at CPAC on overcoming the obstacles to utilising the nation’s energy resources. [jwplayer mediaid=”17524″] Update: here is their request for funding on KickStarter ; GasLand got $750K from […]

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Yahoo! Doodlings Re: SC Voter ID Law Flap

by Mike January 15, 2012

This article on Yahoo! got me going, and I typed quite a few comments – summarised here: After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments ensured that the rights enshrined in our constitution applied equally to all, and that they could not be usurped by the states. In an overreaction to the Jim […]

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Town of Durham Seeks to Inspect Rentals

by Rick Olson December 7, 2011

“College is a refuge from hasty judgment.” —Robert Frost Owning rental property is a daunting endeavor. With ownership comes financial challenges, legal exposure, and responsibilities not traditionally endured with single family home ownership. Add to that facet renting to college students and the task becomes a head-snapping endeavor. Years ago, I found myself dealing with […]

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Professional Licensure: To Eliminate Or Expand?

by Rick Olson December 5, 2011

“None can love freedom but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license, which never hath more scope than under tyrants.” —John Milton The Union Leaders‘ opposite editorial page give Erica Bickford, a licensed massage therapist from Wolfeboro, ink today not only arguing against House Bill 446, but actually advocating for its’ defeat. To advocate […]

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Jeanne Shaheen: “Porking” Those Tax Increases Down Our Throats

by Rick Olson October 3, 2011

  “If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation …” —Rush Limbaugh Today’s Union Leader Editorial, entitled, “Free Cops!” points once again to the ills of  having a big-government Democrat like Jeanne Shaheen serving the Granite State in the U.S. Senate. Like her liberal counterpart, former Congressperson […]

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Socialist Fallacies

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2011

Socialist Fallacies is a book written by Yves Guyot and readily available in the public domain as a pdf.  If you have not read it, I highly recommend it.  Every page (so far) is loaded with observations about socialism that are as relevant today as they were in the early 1900’s.  Guyot relates the problems […]

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by Rick Olson September 8, 2011

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” ~Margaret Sanger, founder, Planned Parenthood How corrupt is a private organization that will literally stop at nothing to get its own way? Such is the case with Planned Parenthood of New England. When PPNNE failed to prevail on […]

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New Hampshire Exceptional, Yet Again.

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2011

Stopping the spending and the out of control growth was and is exactly what you need and want from your US congress, but cannot yet achieve with a Democrat Senate and a Democrat President. And you will never get it as long as the left controls any those parts of your Federal government.

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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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A Typical Day In Mr. Buckley’s Neighborhood

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2011

These folks have all insisted, in one way or another, that things like unemployment, food stamps, even destruction of public and private property, are good for the economy. So using their metrics, these are things Democrats should not complain about unless they are actually bad for the economy.

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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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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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NH Democrats New Talking Point: Subservience To The Crown

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2011

New Hampshire democrats are exposing their own hypocrisy again. Doesn’t take much, but this time it is over HCR 19 which reaffirms our states sovereign duty to nullify actions by the general government in defense of its residents.

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It’s The Christian Thing To Do.

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2011

First and foremost, by advocating for the remedy of social ills by statutory action Bishop Robinson immediately contradicts his own moral objection. The only way for the state to attempt care for any class of persons under any set of circumstances–moral or otherwise–is to use the force of law, under threat of punishment, to extract the necessary income from whomever it chooses. (A sacrifice perpetrated on the weak by the strong–under force of temporal law–is not also social abuse?)

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Straight? Republicans Want To Meddle In Your Marriage, Too

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2011

If a bunch of Libertarians and Republicans manages to take the politics out (of marriage) and creates real, un-prejudiced marriage equality, that would ruin everything the democrats have worked for.

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Guns vs Progressives

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2011

People who were raised in liberal bastions or who have not been adequately deprogrammed every day after returning home form the government run propaganda ministry (public school system) may be reading this with their mouths agape. Oh My God! They all have GUNZZZ! (You can also add “What about the CHILDREN! at no additional cost.)

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Brunelle’s Road To Damascus Moment?

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2011

From bathroom bill and balloon fines all the way to economy and jobs in one little election, and we are meant to wonder if Mr Brunelle has had a road to Damascus moment? Not to worry. He is no Paul of Tarsus. He has the same laser like focus on jobs and the economy as the democrat majority before the Republican’s took over–destroy jobs and ruin the state economy.

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Breaking The Addiction To Government

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2010

So is John Lynch’s ‘recovery’ built on a foundation of one time money from Washington to expand the role of government? That would be a yes. The Norelli/Larsen/Lynch combine took the company credit card, bought a bunch of goods and services from themselves in the form of more government, and are now left with more mouths to feed and a huge recurring annual bill for which there is no revenue.

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Did Maggie Hassan…Just Take A Step To The Right?

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2010

Now that she has so much free time on her hands, former State Senator Maggie Hassan is proudly advocating for her newest hobby, the group No Labels. This means that Maggie ‘The Red’ Hassan is advocating for moderate debate that is open to all sides with a goal of non-partisan compromise. I also hear that Michael Vick would like to buy a dog?

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Carol-Shea….What The?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2010

Disgraced left wing rube and soon-to-be former Pelosi-Party Representative to New Hampshire Carol SEIU-Porter hit the pages of this mornings Union Leader like fingernails on a chalkboard. But it is a familiar sound. In fact I believe she has just plagiarized her own 2006 campaign web site. We’ve got irresponsible spending, two wars we could not afford, I’m just itching to play the song ‘Reminiscing’ by the Little River Band while I read it.

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If There’s Grass On The Field Play Ball

by Steve MacDonald December 9, 2010

We could call most Democrats a contradiction wrapped in an enigma but to be honest there is nothing enigmatic about them. They are just a contradiction. And while we could give them some small credit for not always understanding their own contradictions, acting as they often do solely on feelings and impulse, when they have their own newspaper and use it to propagandize the subscriber-ship with bovine bloviations, we can offer only pity.

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What’s Greene Shaheen Up To?

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2010

Senator Shaheen has signed onto a letter to Senate Majority leader Reid and Minority leader McConnell, suggesting that the corn based ethanol mandates, and all the tariffs and protections associated with it, not be extended.

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Landmark Ruling?

by Steve MacDonald November 27, 2010

the State Supreme Court seems to be saying is that Sanchez was responsible for his own behavior, given the known risks of the activity. This kind of thinking should have wide reaching implications for society as a whole.

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A Real Separation Of Powers

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2010

Separation of powers is something of a throw-away phrase for the Socialist-Democrat-Progressives. They hand it out like a comfort object to the public, a sort of well-worn teddy bear for the masses. It is meant to remind you that no matter what they do (or did) that bear will be there to help you feel better.

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Nothing Fair About It

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2010

Every now and people who appear rational find themselves repeating nonsense, usually in the Nashua Telegraph which is one of New Hampshire leading sources for editorial nonsense.  This time around it’s a guest commentary from Robert Collinsworth, who has an internet footprint large enough to identify him as an otherwise sensible guy.  So why has […]

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