Morality

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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Skip’s Addendum: The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part VI

by Skip October 28, 2013

Steve brought us the plight of 3 month pregnant Jennifer Harris to us.  Seemingly, she had the TANSTAAFL moment when she got the bill from her brand new OppressiveCare policy (emphasis mine): Now [Jennifer] Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. […]

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Thou Shalt Not Steal…..Thou Shalt Not Covet

by Skip October 28, 2013

“The examples we hear from people with narrowed minds  try to make us believe that only the ones who have made it are entitled to what they earn (and all of it).” “[F]reedom, if it is to work well, requires not only strong moral standards but moral standards of a particular kind, and that it […]

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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part IX

by Skip October 28, 2013
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Obama and Obamacare hates sick people (emphasis mine and reformatted): …The husband is 57, the wife 61. Both have cancer — the husband’s is in remission while the wife’s is in aggressive and expensive treatment. The couple had been obtaining health insurance under Wisconsin’s high-risk-pool program, created in 1979, which provides health care to about […]

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Seems to be about the right diagnosis…

by Skip October 25, 2013
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Progressives hate it when Conservatives take over their church

by Skip September 23, 2013

And make no mistake, to Progressives, politics IS a religion!  This is the post that I read from while we were yakking with Bill O’Brien during GrokTALK! (update: here too!) this past Saturday that outlines some of the VAST differences in outlook between Conservatives that are confident in themselves and in their fellow citizens and […]

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Notable Quote – Charles Hill

by Susan Olsen September 2, 2013

‘ “Decline” we Americans and Westerners mope about daily; “fall” most of us still hope to postpone. Decadence, it would seem, is the mean between the two. ‘ Read this whole thing…

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And California doubles down “No difference between boys and girls in school”

by Skip August 12, 2013

The California bill, which was backed by a coalition of organizations including Transgender Law Center, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gender Spectrum, Equality California, ACLU of California, National Center for Lesbian Rights… “When everyone is special, then nobody is special”  – The animated movie “The Incredibles” I posted up about a school district being forced by the […]

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The “ME!” generation on steroids – but on the individual level? Another LGBT mish-mash about to go badly

by Skip August 9, 2013

Yeah, I’m an old fogey, but this story out of California has trouble written all over it.  I look at this akin to the practice of “mainstreaming” of students except this is about sex instead of ability (or, really, what seemingly can be the ping-pong of gender identity today vs tomorrow vs yesterday – a […]

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GrokTALK! – 7/27/13 – The Videos

by Skip July 27, 2013

Once again, the gang of Groksters brings you GrokTALK! – our weekly podcast where we talk about the stories and posts of the past week, current events, and interesting guests.  We not only write from a Conservative / libertarian standpoint – we talk that way too (and sometimes, all at once!).  Agree, disagree – we […]

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GrokTALK! for 7/20/2013 – Opening segment

by Skip July 21, 2013

Susan, Mike, Skip and Father Christian Tudor of Concord’s All Saints Anglican Church start off the show talking about the destruction of the vendors’ areas right outside the studio who had set up for Concord’s Market Day – walking in it was quite clear that some vendors would not recoup their profits in ruined equipment […]

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Obama’s Executive Order: er, you’re missing the most important element

by Skip July 15, 2013

As an engineer, I am trained not to treat a symptom of something that has gone wrong – the real job is to find and correct the root problem, that ‘disease’ that causes the symptom to show up in the first place.  Often, in what can be complicated systems, the symptoms show up in a […]

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“We don’t need you. We have your children”

by Skip June 18, 2013

At the sake of breaking Godwin’s Law right from the get-go, that quote is from one of the world’s master propagandists, Herr Goebbels.   But we also have another in-kind phrase from a more up to date personage: …of deciding what American children should eat: “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.” That would […]

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Wouldn’t this be a violation of the Scout Oath and Law? “Morally Straight”?

by Skip June 5, 2013

To set the stage, the Boy Scout Oath: On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. And the Boy Scout Law:     A Scout […]

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See what Progressivism has wrought

by Skip June 2, 2013

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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”no controlling legal authority”

by Skip May 16, 2013

That was the line Al Gore used back when he was campaigning against George W Bush back in 2000 in raising money at a Buddhist temple (where the monks has a vow of poverty).   As I used to hear in Sunday school, and then say myself – an object lesson!  By that, he just didn’t […]

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Reid: “Government is inherently good”. SSA goes after son after they overpay Mom (who is deceased).

by Skip May 2, 2013

Really?  Let’s put aside the continual slur laid upon the TEA Party by Reid as he continues to assault anyone or any group that poses a threat to limit the growth of Government (for if it is good, then more MUST be better, right)?  Problem is, how’s these apples, Harry?   This, is good governance?  That […]

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Blogline of the Day – on political hypocrites

by Skip January 18, 2013

“Contrary to the rant in response you’re anticipating, I’m not upset. I’m actually honored to do my part in that whole ‘shared sacrifice’ thing we keep hearing about from our benevolent ruling class. After all, who’s more qualified to talk about shared sacrifice than those who can vote themselves pay raises whenever they want, pass […]

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But who needs a Dad when Government gives you permission to literally screw up!

by Skip December 25, 2012

Ugh.  Like I said,in order to have their political jones satisfied, Progressives / Socialists / Marxists / Communists have understood for decades that they have to unmoor the American public from their traditional values in order – and in this case, a most important – Parents authority and responsibility.  Here’s a quick story that chops […]

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Progressives truly believe that laws change EVERYONE’s behavior – and ignore everyone’s nature.

by Skip December 16, 2012

What a rather silly notion, Skip.  Why, if Progressives actually believed Law, we Conservatives would never have had a (sad) hoot of a time with Sec. of Treasuery Timothy “Turbo Tax” Geitner, Sec of Labor Hilda Solis, Cabinet wannabe Tom Dashle and the other assorted current denizens of the White House staff who have “under […]

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Sadness – of many things

by Skip December 14, 2012

As I remarked to TMEW as we went out for a quick bite to eat “This is not a problem with guns.  This is a problem with morality and culture if everything we are hearing is true”. And we have to remember – we don’t know all the details.  We do know that Adam Lanza […]

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The Source of Moralilty

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2012

This will make for interesting discussion.  Boston College’s Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, discusses the source of Morality for Prager U. Only five minutes…it goes by quick.   Hot Air

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Dr. Paul Rahe – the real problem that the Republican Party faces is not campaigning, technology, or GOTV

by Skip December 4, 2012

The money lines: The deepest source of our present discontents is the sexual revolution. Our abandonment of chastity as a norm has had dire political consequences. Her right to be promiscuous trumps our right to the fruits of our own labor. From commenter John Walker (a self described “flaming libertarian”):  The libertarian society in which […]

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Morality – once again, Establishment Republicans are unmoored as to the reason we fail.

by Skip December 1, 2012

Any person who voted for Barack Obama for the express purpose of having him utilize the US tax and regulatory apparatus to take money away from the rich and give it to them personally, is the moral equivalent of a bank robber. Neither I, nor any other person alive, is entitled to two red cents […]

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A disheartened question from a reader – why?

by Skip November 19, 2012

Skip – why is it union members can go on strike, and then collect unemployment, medicaid, etc. Not only did the union members loose, but so did all their non-union co-workers. I might be tempted to pay a few union leaders a visit – for dinner of course.  Whatever happened to – you work, you […]

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