Posts by Richard Olson Jr.

Chris Christie’s Gun Control Challenge

by Rick Olson September 2, 2015

“As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.”   —Thomas Sowell Gun Control. Few of the GOP Presidential Candidates are meaningfully addressing the forward push by progressives to implement gun control. We hear snippets that might […]

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Senator Ayotte Avoidance?

by Rick Olson September 1, 2015

“A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.” —Theodore Roosevelt    Avoidance. Where is Senator Ayotte? In the past couple years I’ve attended numerous events. The events vary in scope and content. The entire congressional delegation is always invited. I’ve seen Senator Shaheen, Representative Guinta, Representative Kuster. […]

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Gun Control By All Other Means

by Rick Olson August 31, 2015

“Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.”  —Thomas Sowell New York Anti-gun liberal Democratic Representative Carolyn Maloney is leading the charge on HR 2546, a measure if enacted, forces gun owners to buy liability insurance or face a $10,000 fine. The Firearm Risk Protection Act […]

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NRA Stickers and Hoplophobes

by Rick Olson August 28, 2015

“I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.”—Jeanette Winterson NRA Stickers evoke an emotional reaction…Carter Gaddis is a newspaper reporter who has a blog called, DadScribe, a blog over-focusing on parental anxiety. Early this morning, as I sit with my German Shorthaired Pointers, Chloe and Gemma, a friend sent me […]

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In Zimbabwe, They Do Not Cry For Lions

by Rick Olson August 6, 2015

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” —Scott Adams Rare is the occasion that I post an entire writing from another, but this is a perspective I simply cannot paraphrase. Literally, this writing must come from the […]

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A Society Where Idiots Have A Collective Voice

by Rick Olson August 1, 2015

“Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.” —Charlie Chaplin Idiots. When presented with facts, idiots are those who stick with their own viewpoints, opinions and paradigms in the face of those hard cold brutish facts. Emotion rules the […]

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Rednecks and Recruiting Stations

by Rick Olson July 31, 2015

“The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.”  —Curt Weldon “Rednecks and Recruiting Stations,” is yet another theme in the liberal Screed. Espoused by the Lamestream media, the purpose remains to […]

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Police Taking Guns From Citizens Who Open Carry

by Rick Olson July 22, 2015

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” —Fourth […]

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No Advantages to Defensive Gun Use, Study Finds

by Rick Olson July 20, 2015

“Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.”  —Abraham Cahan Recent polls from Gallup reveal that most Americans believe guns in the home make them safer. Americans believing guns in the home make a safer […]

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Misconceptions About California?

by Rick Olson July 8, 2015

“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been “a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.” — Jack Zipes California wants your tourism dollars…California needs your tourism dollars…..because they are broke. So the California tourism board makes these catchy little “fairy tale” commercials to separate suckers from their […]

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SB 116 Realities

by Rick Olson July 6, 2015

“The three rules of journalism are 1. Mislead, 2. Misinform, and 3. Misdirect. The news serves to sever you from reality and keep you in Fantasy Land.” ? Jarod Kintz Senate Bill 116 was destined for the veto pen. While some will call me negative and pessimistic, I rather think I am being realistic. We’ve […]

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An Open Letter to the Sea of Presidential Primary Candidates

by Rick Olson June 25, 2015

“A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.” — Hugh Kingsmill Another day has passed and another two candidates have declared their intent to seek the Republican Presidential Nomination. Governor Chris Christie and Governor Bobby Jindal. Eventually all will come to New Hampshire, so please consider this an open […]

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Guns, Gumby and “Gliberals”

by Rick Olson June 10, 2015

“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”  —Socrates Glib, according to Merriam Websters online dictionary, is defined as, (words) said or done too easily or carelessly : showing little preparation or thought: speaking in […]

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NH Dept of Education to Croydon: Stop Paying Tuition

by Rick Olson March 5, 2015

“If you’re going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.” —Adm. Hyman G. Rickover Education Commissioner Virginia Barry, in a February  25 letter to Croydon School Superintendent Cynthia Gallagher advised, “It has come to the Department’s attention that the District is sending its pupils to private […]

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Free Speech: Guardians and Vassals

by Rick Olson March 2, 2015

“The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”   —Justice Hugo Black Vassals of the Feifdoms…oh how they love to rule and oh how we love to let them! Periodically, we hear the din […]

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Senate Bill 116 Charlatanry

by Rick Olson February 12, 2015

“Charlatanry…No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.”   —Anton Chekhov Senate Bill 116, An Act repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver, is being put through its usual cascade of lies. Yesterday, Deidre Reynolds took the the pages of […]

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Public Perception Of Cops Today

by Rick Olson January 1, 2015

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” —Aldous Huxley Public perception of the police is constantly challenged. Being a police officer has never been a tougher profession. The Bureau of Justice Statistics is replete with data on police officer divorce, alcoholism and other social problems. […]

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by Rick Olson December 5, 2014

“‘Best friends’ contains 11 letters…but so does Backstabber.” —unknown Some actions bear no words to aptly describe the course of events.  In this particular case, Representative Shawn Jasper, in his quest for personal power, enlisted the Democratic caucus to elect himself speaker of the house.

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Rockingham County Attorney Elect Is A Bum

by Rick Olson November 11, 2014

Bums: “Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.” —D. H. Lawrence County Attorney Elect Patricia Conway is a bum. Conway has no self control. Patricia Conway is as unfit to hold her office. As much as it was believed that James Reames was unfit to hold the office. […]

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Harry Reid’s Nuclear Option

by Rick Olson November 6, 2014

“The first filibuster of the year, and may be the last.” —Harry Mason Reid The “Nuclear Option. One year ago this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed through his “nuclear option”…Reid changed a Senate rule that would make Obama  nominees easier for a Democratically-controlled Senate to approve. Republicans ability to filibuster would be sharply […]

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Scott Brown’s Bay State Push

by Rick Olson November 2, 2014

“Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ’Cause, you know, whatever. But I do have strong ties to this state.” —Scott Brown I have listened to Howie’s Carr’s show in excess of 20 years and I’ve even called in a couple times. Howie is an icon and has an excellent show. He has a […]

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Moms Demand Action SWATting You Today

by Rick Olson October 17, 2014

“Birds of a lawless, bigoted feather bully together.”—Michelle Malkin “Swatting,” is the act of engaging public emergency services with information that evokes a response consistent with a critical incident, such as a burglary in progress or a gunman in a public place.  Swatting is a hoax. Its a prank…and it is also, illegal. Moms Demand […]

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by Rick Olson October 11, 2014
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Gun Control Editorials Are Boring and Stupid

by Rick Olson September 29, 2014

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”—John Wayne Stupid. Well, first, Boring and then Stupid. The question that challenges me most, however is where to begin? Our Esteemed Grok Chief, Skip Murphy brought you all, in a “WTF Moment,” the plight, or should I say,  “historically challenged plight” of fledgling journalist, blogger, ergo […]

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Scott Brown’s Specious NRA Rating

by Rick Olson August 14, 2014

“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.”   —Otto von Bismarck And not too long ago, after this video was made, Scott Brown went to Rindge New Hampshire and made that same bold statement. It would appear that wherever he goes, he will continue with that […]

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Scott Brown’s Gun Problem

by Rick Olson August 9, 2014

“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” —Col. Jeff Cooper

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Scott Brown Lies

by Rick Olson August 8, 2014

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. ~Edgar J. Mohn

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About Those “Teabaggers,” Uncle Wally Havenstein

by Rick Olson July 4, 2014

“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.” — Johann Sebastian Bach By now, the internet is rife with definitions of the, “tea-bagger.” Presently, when the pejorative term, “teabagger,” is used, the term comes from the mouth…attached to the face…attached to the body…of a person who objects […]

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Anatomy Of The Gun Ban

by Rick Olson June 29, 2014

 “A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.” —Larry Elder There is never a time when gun-banning liberals cease to work to completely and totally remove firearms from our society…That is, to completely remove from law-abiding citizens the right to have and own firearms. On February […]

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The Havenstein-Brown Problem

by Rick Olson June 20, 2014

“Carpetbagging—presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality; A politician who seeks public office in a locality where he has no real connections.” —Dictionary Carpet Baggers. This is a term now frequently connected to discourse about Walter Havenstein and Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. Havenstein, touted as a successful businessman, was scrutinized over his […]

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