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Where Obama Pretended, Trump Team Supports Real Black ‘Power’

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2018

Paul Driessen, writing at Townhall, explains Carbon Colonialism. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) use manmade climate change alarmism to justify lending policies that reject funding for fossil fuel electricity generation, promote expensive and unreliable renewable sources, and thereby help keep impoverished nations poor. But something is changing.

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Poll are saying that Democrats are the least patriotic Americans. They’ll hate this little clip

by Skip July 4, 2018

(H/T: Instapundit) Can’t get a lot more patriotic than this – and from Hollywood, too!  That is, the Hollywood of yore when actors actually (GASP!) served in the US military). As to the Gallup poll:

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Notable Quote – Keith Hanson

by Skip May 11, 2018

Republicans may hold office, but Democrats hold the power. Republicans, despite holding the majority, continue to defer to Democrats (seemingly out of decency) when they should utilize the majority to their advantage, the exact same way that Democrats would if the majority were in their favor. -Keith Hanson, radio talk show host and activist. My […]

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The Totalitarian impulse did not die with the Soviet Union

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2018

I think that the entirety of the modern American Left’s agenda can be summarized in the words of Theodore Dalrymple, who notes, The totalitarian impulse did not die with the Soviet Union, but rather fractured into many different monomanias. The freedom that many people desire is the freedom to limit other people’s freedom, which they find […]

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Regionalization in Belknap County – a bad idea

by Skip November 13, 2017

Well, it would be one way to not have to go begging for money again, right?  A while ago, we heard that the Belknap County Sheriff’s office was begging additional monies from the towns that it was serving for dispatch services (emphasis mine, reformatted): TOWNS PROTEST BELKNAP COUNTY IDEA TO ASSESS FEES FOR DISPATCH SERVICE As […]

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Blogline of the Day – I don’t think there is a medication that can quell the lust for pure naked Power…

by Skip October 12, 2017

 Secret pharmacy serving Congress delivers Alzheimer’s drugs: “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”  …even if they can’t remember what it is (H/T: Instapundit)

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Notable Quote – Prof. Randy Barnett

by Skip May 2, 2017

Likewise, Justice Brandeis notwithstanding, progressives have never been content to “experiment” at the local level and be judged by the results.  In every way they can, they seek to push all policy decisions to the national level.  There, with only the meager voting power to constrain them, they can impose their one-size-fits-all, “comprehensive” policies on […]

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US Frackers – better than Foggy Bottom at swaying geopolitical balance of Powers?

by Skip February 21, 2017

Heh!  For years, OPEC has been an energy bully as well as funding Middle Eastern spawned Islamism. It seems, however, that their days of exclusively using an oil club to get their way is fading: Chinese independent, or teapot, refiners are bringing in rare cargoes of North American heavy crude in a new long-distance flow […]

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This proves two things about Socialism and Environmentalism

by Skip February 12, 2017

Venezuela is a basket case from every view you can take – except if you are a Socialist.  Those folks don’t even want to look in that direction and do you EVER hear them talking about how GREAT Venezuela is?  This headline and article doesn’t help and it should give both Socialists and Environmentalists (but […]

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Notable Quote – Joey Clark

by Skip February 4, 2017

My answer is NO. …Some buy into the narratives proffered by Trump; others are already calling themselves the resistance to our new fair-haired, orange president. Political factions are giving a new perverse meaning to the phrase, “seek, and ye shall find.” It’s sickening. Despite the freedom to believe and say what they wish, millions of […]

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Dr. Bjorn Lomborg on UN Climate Treaty – extremely little bang for Trillions of dollars spent

by Skip January 17, 2017

Statistician: UN climate treaty will cost $100 trillion – To Have No Impact – Postpone warming by less than four years by 2100 Er, why?  Economists (and families around the kitchen table) know something that politicians don’t* – cost/benefit analysis count.  Real ones, that is and not just the “made it up for the agenda” […]

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“Hillary’s Final Disgrace”

by Skip December 6, 2016

The Left are horrible losers (you can take that in any direction you want) and after this election we see that they will not stop in doing anything to gain the only thing they really care about (all other words otherwise to be dismissed summarily) is Power. Simple.  Just Power. And if they can’t HAVE […]

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The Clintons

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2016

Victor Davis Hansen hits it out of the park on Da Clintons. The Hillary/Bill fortune — generated by pay-for-play influence peddling on the proposition that Bill would return to the White House under Hillary’s aegis and reward friends while punishing enemies — hit a reported $150 million some time ago, a fortune built not on […]

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Disqus Doodlings – “…proving once again, environmentalist are the people of “you don’t and CAN’T have that”.”

by Skip October 5, 2016

Not a compelling message is how I ended one of my comments over at, where else, Treehugger at another Katherine Martinko screed about how much she hates meat eating (“Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States“).  Part of it: In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show […]

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Mr. Hillary Clinton was Impeached in Case Some of you Forgot

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2016
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Mr. Hillary Clinton was Impeached in case some of you forgot. He was impeached because Mr’s Hillary Clinton failed to intimidate and suppress the details of another one of Bill’s sexcapades with women to whom he is not married. That was her primary job as First Lady. Keep the objects of Bill’s sexual predation out […]

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Notable Quote – Weiying Zhang

by Skip July 26, 2016

Under the planned economy, we did not pursue happiness by making others happy. Instead, we pursued happiness by making others unhappy. Our energies were spent fighting for power and gain. We were competing, even competing for life and death, but we were not creating value. -Weiying Zhang ( The Logic of the Market) Prof DonBoudreaux […]

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Data Point – Is this why Democrats like Hillary want MORE Muslim refugees?

by Skip July 15, 2016

Makes sense to me.  From a Pew Research report, this stood out (emphasis mine): When it comes to political and social views, Muslims are far more likely to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party (70%) than the Republican Party (11%) and to say they prefer a bigger government providing more services (68%) over […]

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Notable Quote – Ammo Grrrll

by Skip May 23, 2016

From Powerline on why Obama is so insistent on LGBT rights and now, the transgender bathroom war – and it isn’t necessarily what you think but Ammo Grrrll nails it (emphasis mine, reformatted): And so, in a spectacular example of Life imitating Art, we see the Great Revolutionary Obama, lowerer of oceans, healer of the […]

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Notable Quote – Tom Bethell

by Skip May 20, 2016

The classical-liberal conception of rights is likely to be discomforting to any ruling class, no matter how constituted, because it reliably subtracts power from those who rule, or hope to, and distributes it among the people. Decentralized private property has had precisely that effect. -Tom Bethell (The Noblest Triumph) (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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John Kasich: “I got into politics…to change the world”

by Skip March 30, 2016

From that screenshot, can you tell him apart from any run of the mill Democrat (much less Hillary or Bernie, who share those values)?  Go here to see which NH politicians share those values by their endorsements (like Judd Gregg and John E Sununu). He was quoted on WMUR on that line a couple of […]

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Absolute Power corrupts absolutely – and then rots from within

by Skip March 21, 2016

Shot:  It’s all about the power A.J. Spiker, past chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa and a former senior advisor to Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign, said the RNC is against Trump because he has not taken any special interest money, which would secure RNC influence over the president. “He is not beholden to […]

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Notable Quote -Auberon Herbert, Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip March 10, 2016

T]here is no region of human thought which is so disorderly, so confused, so lawless, so little under the rule of the great principles, as the region of political thought.  It must be so, because that disorder and confusion are the inevitable consequence and penalty of the strife for power.  You cannot serve two masters. […]

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Hillary Clinton, Income Inequality Warrior: Made More In Twelve Speeches Than Most Americans Will Make In Three Lifetimes

by Skip January 10, 2016

Hypocrite multiplied. Panderer Magnificent.  RedState:

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip December 25, 2015

It’s the exercise of power, not the exercise of freedom, that requires justification. – David Boaz (The Libertarian Mind🙂 (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Update to “GrokTALK! Off Air Due EPA Regulations….”

by Skip December 6, 2015

Yes, we were about to start our GrokTALK! show yesterday when we had the lights flicker twice and then all the lights on our equipment went dark.  Mike put up this quick “tongue in cheek” post but the the Union Leader had the real reason: Hawk takes out power to 13,000 CONCORD — A hawk […]

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So, WHO is the racist one? All one has to do is take a look

by Skip July 17, 2015

Just like a Progressive – if it can be “used”, use it until its usage is over.  Then act like General Sherman on it (Sherman’s march to the sea in the Civil War).  Obama took full advantage of the Confederate battle flag when it was useful to gain power – and to trash it, again, […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2015
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NOEMIE EMERY at The Weekly Standard, has a great historical look at Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck.  It closes with this. Nobody knows about stacked decks better than Hillary Clinton, who found the deck stacked slightly in her favor 40 years ago and has spent her whole political life stacking it further, to the benefit of […]

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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan issues a thinly veiled threat against parents?

by Skip April 26, 2015

Who owns your kids – you or the Education system?  I’ve blogged about this more and more, it seems, as more stuff keeps popping up.  This latest one surrounds what Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education said upon the news that up to 184,000 kids in New York will not be taking the standardized tests […]

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Former Speaker Bill O’Brien was excoriated for this – devolve Power back to Individuals

by Skip November 11, 2014

BUMPED: First posted on 2/17/2014 And that is why the Left here in NH HATED Bill – he believed that political power should not reside in the State Capital and certainly not with politicians (note: some harsher words from Glen Reynolds from Instapundit about this: “Deny them that, and make it painful for them whenever […]

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Trouble Ahead…Administration has Its Head in the Sand

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2014
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 ICECAP Trouble Ahead…Administration has Its Head in the Sand By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Hudson Litchfield News In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that his cap-and-trade proposal to control greenhouse gas emissions would mean higher energy prices for Americans. “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama […]

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