Nanny State and Busybodies

Maybe this is why Congress has such a bad rep & we’re in such deep sneakers – misplaced priorities

by Skip February 11, 2014

With a miasmia not seen since the Carter Presidency, you’d think that those elected to Congress would actually attend to those things of national / world level.  We’re still at war, our allies are running away from us, our enemies are laughing at us, the economy is in the tank with unprecedented levels of labor […]

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So, Progressives – Thanks for giving us the evil twin of Julia – Helga!

by Skip February 2, 2014

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Late arrivals? Of course, a Democrat US Senator threatens even more legislation

by Skip December 28, 2013

Of COURSE, once the news that UPS and Fedex missed some deliveries, I knew it was only a little bit of time before some Self-important CongressTwit and SenaBoob was going to insert themselves into this situation, given that it was Christmas and Capitalism.  From the various news reports, it seems that some retailers and the […]

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A signature line denoting “I know better than you what you need”

by Skip September 12, 2013

Progressives – they are just so SMUG when they use one of the classic phrases that just screams “I an intellectually and morally superior than you – *I* will make the decision for you (moron, evil, uneducated, politically incorrect, or conservative) sub-human.  Here, take my hand and I will lead you to the Enlightened Utopia […]

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Notable Quote – C.S.Lewis

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2013

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good […]

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Comment Doodlings: What does “Why to you Need that?” have to do with Freedom?

by Skip January 22, 2013

Over at Bloomberg, Ramesh Pnnuru has piece on “Sensible Gun Legislation”.  A ‘fair enough” piece that brings up some items that an uncle of one of the slain kids at Sandy Hook Elementary that included a legal requirement to report a imminent threat (or suffer jail time for remaining silent), a standard for how guns […]

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Notable Quote: Their Faith is in The Legislator, Ours is in Mankind

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2013

I am, I confess, one of those who think that choice and impulse ought to come from below and not from above, from the citizen and not from the legislator; and the opposite doctrine appears to me to tend to the destruction of liberty and of human dignity. But by a deduction as false as […]

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Is Juan Valdez The Anti Christ?

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2012

(Repost: Originally posted Aug 17th, 2010 – What can I say, I like this one.) I started drinking coffee at the age of six, not because my parents were irresponsible—they were in fact better people than I can ever hope to become—but because I spent an unusual amount of time in the company of coffee […]

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For the accident by a few, there will be those that will seek to punish us all

by Skip July 5, 2012

OK, Steve beat me to it here, but I had my own thoughts of the accident in Pelham that I started on last night but as you will read, similar. There will be those out there that will react in horror to what I am about to write ( “BUT CHILDREN GOT HURT – BADLY!”).  […]

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CPAC: Starving at a Feast: Why Aren’t We Using Our Untapped Energy Resources?

by Mike February 12, 2012

Panel Discussion on how our energy resources are locked up by green energy elites and environmental wackos, moderated by James Taylor, Senior Fellow and Managing Editor, Environment and Climate News, Heartland Institute. The panel consisted of: Ann McElhinney, Film Director and Producer, “Not Evil Just Wrong“, and the upcoming “FrackNation” Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel […]

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ConservationNH And Their “Tree-huggin” Hippy Crap

by Rick Olson January 9, 2012

“The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it.” — P.J. O’Rourke The NH Union Leader’s Ted Seifert featured a story about and their inaugural release of the, “Dirty Dozen” list of bills currently […]

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The Shrill Kathy On Religion, Fatties, Food Stamps, And Republicans

by Rick Olson December 16, 2011

“I have a great diet. You’re allowed to eat anything you want, but you must eat it with naked fat people.” —Ed Bluestone It’s a different kind of day when the Shrill Kathy graces the pages of the Union Leader with feigned pity for Republican candidates. And what can be said of the Shrill Kathy where […]

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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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Romney Disagrees With Gingrich on Child Labor…Surprised?

by Rick Olson December 6, 2011

“A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.” — Hugh Kingsmill Last month, while speaking at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, presidential candidate New Gingrich drew the hue and cry of liberals everywhere when he suggested that children can learn the value of a […]

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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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Prepare For The Barakaclypse

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2011

Every one of these was or is a left wing campaign to make leftist dogma look like centrist mantra. They exist to streamline progressive/socialsit thought into mainstream thinking. But they failed and so the latter iterations have become more destructive. Each “movement” has gotten progressively more unruly, progressively more violent.

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by Rick Olson October 25, 2011

“Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.” ­—Joan Didion  Defeated Democratic state Senator Maggie Hassan made it official today that she will be running for governor in […]

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The Shrill Kathy Spins the Early Primary Notion

by Rick Olson October 19, 2011

“I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.” —Billie Joe Armstrong In yet another Cacophonous rant from the “Shrill Kathy” The Union Leader gave her space and ink yesterday to tell readers “why” a December primary will benefit Democrats and hurt Republicans. But, the […]

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by Rick Olson October 18, 2011

“In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.”  —Larry Niven How does one become an Occupy Wall Street Protestor? A quest for understanding in a somewhat complicated topic. Why? Because there are some who seem to demonstrate a modicum of intelligence and articulate usage […]

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by Rick Olson October 17, 2011

“Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don’t need to imagine it. It’s called the United States of America.”  —Thomas Sowell The collective voice of “Occupy Wall Street” has […]

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by Rick Olson October 6, 2011

                        &nbsp  &nbsp “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” —Adlai E. Stevenson Following my recent RINO OF THE WEEK report, an amused reader and friend inquired, “Isn’t the RINO one of the world’s deadliest animals? Or is that the […]

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You know, I expect this kind of thing from Michele “” Obama, Dietician-In-Chief

by Skip October 4, 2011

We all know that Michele has taken it upon herself to save the US from epidemic of childhood obesity (as if it were really communicative in the traditional epidemic sense of the word).  Setting up new dietary standards for us all, "suggesting" that the entire food industry should follow her "guidelines" (restaurants, food manufacturers).  I […]

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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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by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”—Mark Twain Reading Steve MacDonald’s entry, “You Can’t Be A Republican And Vote Against Right To Work“…caused me to once again step back and reevaluate the public debate about Right-to-Work. I opened House Bill 474 and carefully read it again…and […]

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by Rick Olson August 26, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater No RINO Report will be featured this week in observance and honor of the Sixth Annual Live Free Or Die Rally in Jaffrey, NH, beginning Friday August 26 and ending Sunday, […]

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by Rick Olson August 19, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater A common theme heard from whiney liberals these days is that conservatives, tea-party patriots and some Republicans take absolute positions on issues and are unwilling to compromise, “for the good of […]

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by Rick Olson August 12, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater THE RINO OF THE WEEK is four term House Representative William J. Remick.  Representative Remick’s voting record reveals a demonstrated pursuit of the moderate label by voting with his liberal pals […]

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THE SHRILL KATHY And Her Bill O’Brien Rant

by Rick Olson August 9, 2011

“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.” ~Ronald Reagan When one reads the Shrill Kathy’s latest diatribe in the Union Leader, there is one theme that plays like a broken record: Tax, Tax, Tax…Spend, Spend, Spend.  The Shrill Kathy complains, “a 10-cent cut in the cigarette tax, did not change prices for smokers because […]

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Teri Norelli Cries Foul on the Budget: Insert Yawn Here

by Rick Olson August 2, 2011

“If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” ~Milton Friedman, Economist Democratic leader Terri Norelli takes pen to the Union Leader this morning to decry the Republican budget. Norelli does a masterful work in her use of descriptors and categorizations demagoguing the Republicans […]

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by Rick Olson July 29, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s installment of RINO of the week bring us an example of a real Dinosaur. This RINO has been around for way too long, ruining the Republican platform since 1988. […]

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