Notable Quote – Hugh Hewitt

by Skip April 23, 2017

“My analysis is that most faith based systems depend upon an absolute moral order. The declaration of things as absolutely evil or absolutely good, as sin or virtue, puts liberalism into a horrible position because it’s founded on no judgment on anything. As a result, any faith that is seriously practiced or understood is a […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip April 19, 2017

On self-reliance instead of the public dole: Progressives like to remind us there’s more to life than dollars and cents — that people do not simply crave ever more consumption but instead want lives filled with meaning, dignity, beauty and love. In this matter, progressives are right (though wrong to presume free-market advocates do not […]

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Notable Quote – Marcus Tulius Cicero

by Skip April 15, 2017

“There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down […]

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The coarsening and devaluing of a formerly moral people – an observation

by Skip October 19, 2016

I maintain that the Progressives, with their “anything goes” pushing of a libertine life style and denigration of our Judeo-Christian type morality (for a null set of ever changing secular “There is no Higher Power to be accountable to” outlook on life).  But this low? “In 2011, just 30 percent of them believed that “an elected […]

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Are the Socialists in the US doing what the Romans did?

by Skip October 9, 2016

Those of us on the Right often see and talk about current events and then the parallels from past history and cultures – something that we NEVER see the Left do (outside their lens of oppression and race).  Why?  Because there’s nothing new under the sun – almost everything we see today someone or people have […]

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Really, should ANYONE be surprised? Thoughts on the Trump October surprise

by Skip October 8, 2016

Over at, I “gabbed” this (not tweeted – I’m no longer using Twitter): It seems that lots of stories (the Oct surprises?) are coming out about Trump sexually harrassing women. So he is vilified by the Dems now while Bill Clinton is still revered as a rock store by Dems (well, at least as […]

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Republicans acting like hedonistic Democrats – again?

by Skip October 3, 2016

Sigh….and oy vay. No, Rudy, not EVERYONE does – not at all (reformatted, emphasis mine): Rudy Giuliani answered the charge that he faces accusations of infidelity on Sunday by saying it’s not just him. “Everybody does,” the former New York City mayor and Donald Trump supporter said. Giuliani was attacking Hillary Clinton in an interview with NBC’s […]

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What do teachers and Planned Parenthood (and Maggie Hassan) have in common?

by Skip August 2, 2016

Behold – they all hate “involved” parents influence of their children: A spokeswoman for the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Alaska is criticizing the state’s new sex education restrictions that require the curriculum to be approved by local school districts and open to review by parents. Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii spokeswoman Jessica Cier said […]

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Men are Qualified for Civil Liberties in Exact Proportion to their Disposition to put Moral Chains Upon their Appetites”

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2016
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“Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity…Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must […]

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The purpose of the Left is to destroy traditional Morality

by Skip April 25, 2016

How many of us have looked around and said that I don’t recognize our country anymore?  Actions, behaviors, and words that would never have been carried out, brazenly done, and dirtily spoken are seemingly the norm nowadays.  Things that were “bad” are now glorified, that were done in secret because they were shameful now get […]

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The Obama transformation of social mores and traditional morality to absolute anarchy

by Skip April 13, 2016

And then telling us we are the ones that are wrong.  (H/T: Lucianne)

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Comment Doodlings – Should not local control mean local financing (because RESPONSIBILITY)?

by Skip April 5, 2016

I guess Mr. Chase doesn’t believe in local control in education. Which also means that with local control, it means local responsibility for funding the decisions that come from local control if a town decides it wants full time kindergarten. That was my comment left at Tom Chase’s LtE in the Concord Monitor (after the […]

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She lied to the Benghazi families…..she lied to the nation about top secret emails

by Skip January 20, 2016

We all know that almost all politicians “fudge” at times.  However, Hillary’s lies are now several orders of magnitude above “fudge”.  When will Democrats accept that, act on it, and toss her?  Certainly we at the ‘Grok have NO problem in tossing and then constantly mocking Republican  officials (great example: NH State Senator Jeb Bradley […]

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Are the Democrats [Socialists, really] all about redistribution?

by Skip December 19, 2015

That’s what Steve and I yakked about during the GrokTALK! preshow this morning about this: BREAKING. The DNC Goes To War Against Bernie Sanders And Vice Versa Hillary Clinton disturbed to find information on an unsecured server can be stolen Well, well – just like the hypocrites they are – it doesn’t matter if it […]

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Wrong About Rights?

by Steve MacDonald November 2, 2015
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Salvo | “…rather than look into the matter to determine whether some true injustice lies beneath a particular disparity (Was there theft? Is there ongoing oppression?), proponents of the new social justice pronounce the disparity itself to be the injustice. In a feat of monumentally poor thinking, reminiscent of the child who wails “No fair!” […]

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If A Moral Objection is Enough to Override the Contraceptive Mandate, What Else..?

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2015
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Hot Air | Moral Objection Enough to override Contraceptive Mandate: In a stunning decision, a federal judge permanently barred the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the contraception mandate under ObamaCare against an employer for moral rather than explicitly religious grounds. Permanently, until another court reverses it. But the premise is something of a right-back-at-you to […]

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From this morning’s GrokTALK! – cheating in an Ethics class?

by Skip January 10, 2015

Yes, I caught this right at the beginning of the show – you just can’t make this stuff up and just another anecdote that shows we’ve been pulling out too many bricks out of “the Civil Society wall”, leading to its tottering.  What would you expect when the Secularists and the Left had changed the […]

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Concord Monitor bias in abortion reporting? No mention of the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH Jeanne Shaheen?

by Skip January 1, 2015

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Thom­as Ken, 1674)     You betcha – the Concord Monitor (aka “Pravda on the Merrimack” for its support of just about all things Leftist and little on the Right) ran a […]

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GrokTALK! Guns, Crime, Morality, Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2014
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In this segment we talk California’s new court-ordered shall issue gun law, the Right to self defense, Crime, Morality, Leadership, Scott Walker – who is a template for Republican success that needs to be followed here in NH if not everywhere.  Then we  pivot to Bill O’Brien (who did get elected Speaker of the NH […]

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Of COURSE gay Houston Mayor Anise Parker doesn’t want it to become a debate on 1st Amendment Religious Freedom

by Skip October 31, 2014

That is the ENTIRE linchpin – to unhook the morality of their lifestyle from the Bible based morality that presents (to them) a huge barrier.  Houston Mayor Anise Parker does not want that juxtaposition to happen after the utter stupidity of believing that she could steamroll Houston’s Christian clergy over their resistance to her “Bathroom Bill” […]

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Project Veritas: Alison Lundergan Grimes lies to her constituents about her support for coal

by Skip October 6, 2014

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams, October 11, 1798.) Last time I knew, moral and religious people do not lie – and should not countenance those that do.  It is clear that we, as a people, are no longer […]

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Is NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn harassing a small biz owner – because she can?

by Skip October 2, 2014

Update: from an email commenter:  “Shared. Having been involved in all areas of construction for over 30 years, also with pools, sounds to me this guy isn’t bull shitting and sounds like something Jennifer would pull. It’s very important when putting anything attached to, above or aside the lining walls of an in ground or […]

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Good question on the NFL’s and Congress’ Morality

by Skip September 20, 2014

After all, the NFL is just a game and can’t boss you around; Congress does so all the time.  And in many cases, they are less moral than NFL players. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Democrats hate “Washington Redskins” but embrace Andrew Jackson – the real “Indian Killer”

by Skip August 4, 2014

Remember here, the Leftist activists and the hoi-polloi of the Democrat elite solons (e.g., Reid, Pelosi, and others of the Cultural Marxist (more the Marxist, notably)) that have decried their outrage they have (faux as it is) for any of those “racists” that believes that the Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo mascot of the Cleveland Indians […]

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Finally, the truth from Hillary Clinton

by Skip June 29, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)  

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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Well, I guess that it means that US Senator Jeanne Shaheen likes S&M, B&D as well! Must be anti-religion, too

by Skip February 28, 2014

Planned Parenthood of New England – I guess that whole thing about “womens’ reproductive health” is a front for an XXX movie shack, eh?  Congrats, Jeanne; I NEVER want to hear that the civil discourse and society are getting coarser and coarser, as your support helped to make this possible.  As Grokster Tom pointed out […]

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Which is a better governor – external or internal?

by Skip February 3, 2014

This is a post I started back  on March 5, 2009 and it still fits the current human condition.  We’ve heard nothing from the Obama Administration blaming President Bush for all of Obama’s ills – 5, nearly 6 years down the line.  Frankly, Obama seems constitutionally unable to take REAL responsibility for his own ills […]

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Notable Quote – John Phillip Reid

by Skip November 10, 2013

Long before the era of the revolutionary controversy, the centrality of property to the definition of liberty, to the rule of law, and to constitutionalism had become established British legal dogma. John Brown, in one of the most widely read books of the day, detailed the decline of morals in Great Britain, yet found three […]

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The Joe Wilson “You Lie!” was truer than he thought…

by Skip October 28, 2013

 “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No […]

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