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Just So NH Democrats Can Get Their ‘Talking Points’ Straight….

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2014
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When the left’s other ‘apples’ (in the apples to apples talking points) begin to look a lot like oranges women ‘picked’ of their own free will… “If I said 77 cents was equal pay for equal work, then I completely misspoke,” Stevenson said. “So let me just apologize and say that I certainly wouldn’t have […]

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Notable Quote – Ronaldus Magnus

by Skip April 9, 2014
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Notable Quote – Andrew Sullivan

by Skip April 6, 2014

On speaking about Brendan Eich and Mozilla: Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a […]

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Notable Quote – Angelo M. Codevilla “Whining For Milder Taskmasters?”

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2014
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Does the Country Class really want to govern itself, or is it just whining for milder taskmasters?  How ready, willing, and able is the Country Class to do more than vote every couple of years for people about whom it does not know and on issues it does not care to understand?  Above all, how […]

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Notable Quote – Tench Coxe (Founding Father)

by Skip April 2, 2014

Speaking to the Second Amendment: Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American . . . . The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the […]

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Notable Quote: Cicero on “Republicrats”

by Mike March 30, 2014

We frequently remark here upon the fecklessness of RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) as they negotiate with, and occasionally vote with, Democrats, in a bipartisan effort to grow the Progressive State. Over at Townhall.com, Steve Deace describes a much more dangerous breed – the ‘Republicrat’: Republicrats are far more dangerous because they’ve learned how to […]

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Notable Quote – Fr. Robert Sirico

by Skip March 28, 2014

Many of the confusions of our age rest on a loss of certain crucial distinctions. The most apparent is the distinction between rights and privileges. John Hospers, my philosophy professor at the University of Southern California, used to say we have undergone a “rights inflation.” As in a monetary inflation, the value of the common […]

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Notable Quote: Aaron Day – Please Send Someone A Copy of the Party Platform

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Can someone point me to the sections in the NH Republican Party Platform that support Obamacare, Common Core, excessive gas taxes, gun regulation, and are anti Right to Work? If not, can someone please forward the platform to the Republican Reps and Senators that voted for such legislation? Also from Aaron… “Had great meetings in […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip March 27, 2014

On Education (emphasis mine): Here’s a better idea: shift education responsibility to parents. Mr. Hettleman likely disagrees, given that in his op-ed he doesn’t once mention parents or families.  But it is mothers and fathers – not politicians – who have the greatest interest in the welfare of their children and who know their children […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 27, 2014

On Obamacare’s illustrating of Democrat philosophy (emphasis mine): This isn’t even a law anymore.  It is lawless.  That state where there is no defining framework, no boundary, and most importantly no way for any person, business, municipality, or state to know if and to what extent it is operating in or outside the law. This […]

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Notable Quote – Michelle Malkin #FindCover

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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  When the White House now talks about the “Get Covered” campaign, it’s not about ordinary Americans getting health care. It’s about covering the backsides of the Obama water-carriers who may very well lose their jobs. NRO

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Notable Quote – Cardinal Raymond Burke

by Skip March 23, 2014

Emphasis mine: It is true that the policies of the President of the United States of America have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies. Now he wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of […]

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Notable Quote – Angelo M. Codevilla

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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Nothing has set the Country Class apart, defined it, made it conscious of itself, and given it whatever coherence it has, so much as the ruling Class’ insistence that people other than themselves are intellectually–and hence otherwise humanly–inferior.   Persons who were brought up to believe themselves worthy as anyone, who manage their own lives to […]

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Notable Quote – Reince Priebus “That Gender Gap Thing…”

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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National Journal There’s a little bit of a laziness on the part of the people who want to claim the Republican Party has some kind of women problem,” said Priebus, speaking at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast. “We basically have a single women problem under 35 issue.” The real question, the chairman said, was why […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 12, 2014

…Neither you nor I, nor any small business owner, or interested local grass-roots group, will ever have the time or resources to risk tangling with complex “speech” laws, loaded with trip wires.  Speech becomes a luxury commodity protected for the wealthy and well-connected, at the exclusion of a majority of the populace. If and when […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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Notable Quote – Jim DeMint on government crowding-out

by Skip March 9, 2014

What is happening to our country is enough to frustrate and depress even the most optimistic Americans. Many have simply checked out of the public debate altogether, and who can blame them? “Politics,” supposedly the art of achieving the highest common good for our Republic, has become a bludgeon to replace little platoons and individual […]

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Notable Quote – Edmund Phelps

by Skip March 2, 2014

[T]he provision of private benefits to special interest groups leads not simply to some inefficiency but to a culture that undermines the spirit of aspiration and discovery that is required for economic dynamism.  Putting an end to a wanton disregard for the costliness of special interest legislation is likely to be a necessary condition for […]

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Notable Quote – NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

by Skip February 28, 2014

Yeah, me too.  Never thought that I would be quoting former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: . . . let’s face it: The future that most elected officials worry about most is their own. Winning election or reelection is the goal around which everything else revolves. But we cannot afford for our elected officials to put […]

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Notable Quote – Frederic Bastiat: “Lawful Plunder”

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2014
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“It is in the nature of men to rise against the injustice of which they are the victims.  When, therfore, plunder is organized by law, for the profit of those who perpetrate it, all the plundered classes tend, either by peaceful or revolutionary means, to enter in some way into the manufacturing of laws.  These […]

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Notable Quote; Frederic Bastiat – Perversion of The Law

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2014
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It (the Law) has acted in direct opposition to its proper end; it has destroyed its own object; it has been employed in annihilating that justice which it ought to have established, in effacing amongst Rights, that limit which it was its true mission to respect; it has placed the collective force in the service […]

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Notable Quote – Deirdre McCloskey

by Skip February 22, 2014

If profit occurs, or doesn’t, the economy is articulating something worth attending to. It says, “Do more of this. People want it sufficiently to pay for it. Don’t do that. People won’t pay for it.” The articulation comes from the dollar votes of ordinary people, a democracy of what people are willing to pay. – […]

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Notable Quote: Jeanne Shaheen on IRS Intimidation…”Absolutely”

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2014
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Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.” Both left and right or just right?

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Notable Quote: Jonah Goldberg – Culture Contradictions From the Left

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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Jonah Goldberg has another G-File out, and as usual, it is worth quoting… Not surprisingly, the further left you move the more the attitude towards American culture becomes hostile; that it needs to be changed, reformed, broadened, folded, spindled, and mutilated. Meanwhile, the conservative view is that American culture (i.e. traditional culture, broadly speaking) is […]

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Notable Quote – Karl Popper

by Skip February 12, 2014

Aestheticism and radicalism must lead us to jettison reason, and to replace it by a desperate hope for political miracles.  This irrational attitude which springs from intoxication with dreams of a beautiful world is what I call Romanticism.  It may seek its heavenly city in the past or in the future; it may preach ‘back […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip February 9, 2014

“The point of Progressivism is to put in front of the American people an increasingly rich menu of temptations to dependency on government in order to change social norms and, eventually, national character.  The president said ‘I want to fundamentally change America,’ and these disincentives to work are part of that.” -George Will, syndicated columnist […]

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Notable Quote – Congressional Budget Office Report

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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Nothing says “Democrats are the smartest people in the room” like this… “As a result of the ACA, between 6 million and 7 million fewer people will have employment-based insurance coverage each year from 2016 through 2024 than would be the case in the absence of the ACA.” Would it be racist to claim this […]

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Notable Quote: Dalrymple – The Modern Liberal Intelligentsia…

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2014
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One might extend La Rochefoucauld’s famous maxim that neither the sun nor death can be stared at for long, by saying that no member of the modern liberal intelligentsia can stare at a social problem for very long.  He feels the need to retreat into impersonal abstractions, into structures or alleged structures over which the […]

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Notable Quote – David Kelly

by Skip January 24, 2014

“In moral terms, welfare programs amount to compulsory Good Samaritanism. Suppose it were argued that, out of compassion for those in need, every citizen should be compelled to work seven hours per week as a “volunteer” in a hospital, poverty center, or institution for the disabled. (Seven hours is 17.5 percent of a 40-hour work […]

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Notable Quote – Ronaldus Maximus

by Skip January 20, 2014

We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. – President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.   Are we close to or at that tipping point?  (H/T: Blackfive)

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