If Money Isn’t ‘Speech’ Then Boycotts Should Not Work

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2016

In the midst of a hookah induced haze (minus the hookah and the haze), something occurred to me. Out of the blue, if you like. The left (and now the right) uses boycotts as speech wherein the denial of commerce is exercised as a political act against a particular business. You deny them your dollars […]

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If Democrats Really Wanted to Get ‘Money Out of Politics’ They’d Tax It

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2016
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If Democrats REALLY wanted to get money out of politics, they’d tax it. I don’t know, let’s say 90%. Unions, candidates, so-called non-profits, anyone spending money to advocate for or against a candidate, or issue or measure, directly, indirectly, via lawyers or lobbyists, etc., etc. shall pay the tax on those expenditures. If 90% is […]

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Blogline of the Day – Socialism makes powerful men rich

by Skip August 10, 2016

 Fresh Off His Campaign to Make Socialism Great Again, Bernie Sanders Buys $600,000 Summer House. And remember, the richest person in Venezuela (that Socialism turned from being one of the richest countries in South America to one of the poorest even as it has more oil than the Saudis) is the daughter of the late […]

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CloseUP – Jeanne Shaheen and WMUR’s crappy transcript

by Skip April 3, 2016

Yup, another Sunday, another CloseUP and this week, Josh McElven had US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (or better described as the Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire) and perhaps Candidate-To-Be Rich Ashooh for US Congress in CD-1 (he formally announces tomorrow).  She said a couple of things that caught my ear so I figured, per normal, […]

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Trust is fading that the US Senate Republicans will not cave to Obama on Supreme Court nominee

by Skip February 19, 2016

“Tipping Point“ And the incessant “asks” for money (with little to show for it in terms of the Conservative agenda being being implemented) have become tiresome and irritating.  A ‘Grok reader responds to yet another “ask” with a promise (emphasis mine): Earlier today I received an email from Lauren Lofstrom, national finance director for Ted […]

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Bill Binnie, be thankful you got out cheap!

by Skip February 2, 2016

Back to 2010’s election cycle when the NH Senatorial race was running – the Big Dog from the $$ perspective was “hundreds millionaire” Mr. Binnie.  If I remember right, he spent the equivalent about $450/vote in the Primary – and didn’t even come close (Note to Bernie Sanders: pay attention that money sometimes doesn’t make […]

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It’s as if Hillary WANTS her enemies to write ads against her with her own words

by Skip January 19, 2016

Again, another line from Sunday’s Democrat Debate (that no one watched unless you are a crazed political junkie like me or a donor to the Clinton Global Initiative) that Hillary is probably wishing she could “restart”: Shot: the Debate Hillary: ‘I Know How Much Money Influences Political Decision-Making’ Chaser: the reality of $$ hoovering Clinton […]

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Hillary Clinton, Income Inequality Warrior: Made More In Twelve Speeches Than Most Americans Will Make In Three Lifetimes

by Skip January 10, 2016

Hypocrite multiplied. Panderer Magnificent.  RedState:

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2016 Presidential Primary: Ted Cruz raises 64% more in this quarter than last

by Skip December 30, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign raised $20 million during the final three months of 2015, according to the Cruz campaign. The end of the year fundraising total represents a marked increase compared to his third quarter fundraising sum of $12.2 million. Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe wrote a memo to campaign staff that details […]

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$150 Million didn’t buy Jeb! much now, did it.

by Skip December 30, 2015

At the head end of this Primary, the Establishment was all but crowning Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee.  Heavy weights (and heavy wallets) all came to him and much was made that NO one could withstand the latest scion of the Bush Dynastic Family reputation or money machine.  Yeah, this is why we play […]

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Bill Clinton’s Secret Shell Company

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015
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File this under “oh, look a Clinton hiding money.” Bill has a private company.  It’s called WJC, LLC.  It’s how he ‘manages” his consulting services.  And good for him.  But it has no employees, does not need to be disclosed by Hillary (him, just being the spouse and all), and its purpose is not disclosed […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2015
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NOEMIE EMERY at The Weekly Standard, has a great historical look at Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck.  It closes with this. Nobody knows about stacked decks better than Hillary Clinton, who found the deck stacked slightly in her favor 40 years ago and has spent her whole political life stacking it further, to the benefit of […]

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Goose Egg

by Susan Olsen May 3, 2015

I wanted to share with readers the response I received from Jennifer Horn and the state GOP to my post of Friday:      

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NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn campaign promise – oops…

by Skip October 30, 2014

We listen, we write it down, and then we review.  Review – such a softer word than accountability.  So let’s go with accountability.  When she ran for NH GOP Chair, she promised three things – and now it is the time for the Party (not just us) to start the review and see if those […]

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Campaign Finance limitations – dumb idea; $$ for messaging still doesn’t translate to votes

by Skip October 15, 2014

There’s Larry Lessig’s PAC, the MayDay PAC, that is raising and spending millions of dollars this election cycle – to stop others from spending so much money.  So, too, is George Soro’s son.  The Left is as well.  Sorry, their stated of “taking the money out”, I believe, masks the real reason – stopping free […]

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Matt Kibbe – Freedomworks

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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This is from Matt Kibbe at Freedomworks talking about the priorities of the GOP Establishment.  It sounds familiar… The GOP are all in Kansas trying to save Senator Pat Roberts, who doesn’t live in Kansas.  Sucking money from New Hampshire and Colorado.  GOP spent $40 million to save Mitch McConnell (in his primary in Kentucky) […]

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GOP seeing the money dry up – and unwilling to voice the real reason

by Skip September 30, 2014

Once in a while (a rare while, I will post up a complete post from elsewhere – this time, from Bill Quick at Daily Pundit (via Instapundit) (emphasis mine): Stinking Chickens Coming Home to Roost for Gentry GOP Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks – The disparity has led to mounting frustration […]

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Data Point – Size of the US Tax code

by Skip September 23, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ The operative questions is, WHY do we let them keep doing this to us?  Whose money is it, really?  Oh wait…the Democrats (and not a few Republicans) DO believe that legislators have the “right” to dictate our behavior (in “the Land […]

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GrokSHOTS! – Thanks for The Vote, Have Some Money!

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2014
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From segment one of this weeks podcast we’ve got “Thanks for The Vote, Have Some Money!” about votes by two Democrats from New Hampshire and how they might be tied to campaign donations. GrokShot! Votes For Money (90 sec) Click here to Listen to this Weeks program Listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or […]

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Aggregate Limits On Campaign Contributions

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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Tom Steyer must be ecstatic.  He can now donate the max limit to every Democrat from here to his Environmental Nirvana and it’s not illegal.  But then so can everyone else.  That would be because SCOTUS just struck down the aggregate limit on total donations by an individual to all candidates on free speech grounds. […]

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Notable Quote – John Hinderaker

by Susan Olsen December 27, 2013

“In Democrat World, there are no millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance because of Obamacare, or millions more who have seen their premiums rise because they are forced to pay for coverage they don’t need, or who have been deprived of the doctors they prefer. In Democrat World, the only problem is […]

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It’s all about the money, er, children.

by Susan Olsen May 16, 2013

If alleged gun violence is what really  makes her tick, why isn’t/hasn’t Mizz  Hawkins taken up the fight on behalf of murdered children in Chicago? Might lead a skeptic to wonder whose parents make larger contributions…  

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Data Point – NH Dem VS NH GOP Committee Contributions

by Skip December 7, 2012

(H/T: loyal reader)

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NH Republicans v. NH Democrats – ‘Simplified.’

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2012

A lot of people avoid politics because it seems so complex.  And there are plenty of people who make it that way on purpose to keep those very same people from getting involved.  If you are not involved you are more likely to buy into the nonsense or not pay much attention.   But I’m […]

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You’re going to want to watch this….

by Tim Condon April 10, 2012

A movie with a revolutionary, true, good, strong message, for a change. From Silver Circle, the Movie: “The problems of the world lay heavy on many shoulders. We hope to bring even just a tiny sliver of hope. Knowledge is power and we are spreading plenty of it…. ” [jwplayer mediaid=”21187″]  

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Stephen Colbert’s Campaign Finance Lesson

by Steve MacDonald May 20, 2011

“Why does it get so complicated to do this? I mean, this is page after page of legalese,” Mr. Colbert lamented. “All I’m trying to do is affect the 2012 election. It’s not like I’m trying to install iTunes.”

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All Hail King Reggie (RGGI)

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2011

…you can make excuses, legislate give backs that will only grow the taxpayer funded bureaucracy to manage them, tie our exit to yet another outside power (like some other state), or just bend over and kiss King Reggies….ring. Yes.  All hail king Reggie.  Long may he tax us without fear of retribution.

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The Right To Your Money: Nothing ‘Fair’ About It.

by Steve MacDonald April 11, 2011

Now that we’ve determined that Marriage is a civil right, (unless you are too young, too closely related, are already married, to uncivil to be or stay married, or want to remain single) why does a decent wedding (or any wedding) have to cost low income workers as much as 100% of their annual income while “Rich BastardsTM” only have to pay 25% to as little as 2% of theirs?

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