Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip April 19, 2017

On self-reliance instead of the public dole: Progressives like to remind us there’s more to life than dollars and cents — that people do not simply crave ever more consumption but instead want lives filled with meaning, dignity, beauty and love. In this matter, progressives are right (though wrong to presume free-market advocates do not […]

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Trump’s Bargain

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2017

Barack Obama released $1.7 Billion in cash to Iran. Billions more may have been delivered to the terror state under his watch. President Trump spent $59 million on the cruise missiles delivered to Syria and $170,000.00 for one MOAB delivered to ISIS. /heh.

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Climate Boondoggle Retrospective

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2015
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While Obama is in Paris trying to give away the store again I thought a trip down memory-hole lane was in order: when it comes to betting your money on “innovations” in the “21st century energy economy” to address Mann-Made Global Warming Obama..what’s the word I’m looking for…? Sucks!

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Notable Quote

by Susan Olsen September 29, 2015

“There is something shallow and decadent about a pontiff who prioritizes “climate change” even as every last Christian is driven from the Archeparchy of Mosul. What will they say of such a pope? That he fiddled with the thermostat while Rome burned?” – Mark Steyn  

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Democrat appointed Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jasper (R) – In favor of raising the Gas Tax?

by Skip March 22, 2015

I have said for years that the primary reason why the NH Highway Fund is in such a stupid financial position is that Politicians refuse to do the right thing – let that fund do what it is supposed to fund and stop raiding it.  And, instead of constantly using taxpayers to pay for the […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 18 (Priorities)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Last question that the GraniteGrok Editorial Board had for NH State Rep and Candidate for the NH Speaker of the House seat, Bill O’Brien, and it was what most folks would ask first.  However, we wanted to find out, as we said before, not only his stances but WHY he holds those stances on issues […]

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Gene Chandler’s Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2014
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A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on. If elected speaker again, Chandler said creating jobs and improving the state’s business climate would be his main priorities. What sets him apart, he said, is his ability to get along with all members.  -Concord Monitor

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Priorities – elections are about Priorities. This one is about Obama’s

by Skip October 30, 2014

Let’s revisit this from my last post, shall we? “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 […]

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Priorities – Failed Green Energy boondoggle Solyndra or an Ebola Vaccine

by Skip October 30, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Remember what Obama said when you go to the […]

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Senate Republican Majority PAC Burns Nearly $14,000.00 (So Far) On Primaries

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2014
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The Senate Republican Majority PAC has doubled down on Nancy (Pelosi) Stiles and Dave (Drunk and Disorderly) Boutin, having paid for a second mailer for each, to defend them against….another Republican.  (Majority of what, you might rightly ask?) Yes, they can do whatever they want with their PAC money, but we are now up to […]

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Inconsistency of Government leads to Tyranny

by Skip April 15, 2014

When we see the armed might of the US Government arrayed against a single American rancher and not against illegal alien “invaders, why is it that those in Government wonder why “the consent of the governed” is being withdrawn from them? We see multiple episodes of those wishing to cede from their own States to form […]

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Is the Obama foreign policy even up for this low bar?

by Skip April 13, 2014

Putin has attacked Ukraine and making mad eyes at the Baltic (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) in an attempt to reassemble the old Soviet Union.  China is making land demands on Japan and the Philippines.  Kim Jong Un is still playing with nuclear fire, and the Iranian Mullahs have thoughts of hegemony in the Middle East.  Iraq […]

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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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Even I get this…

by Susan Olsen October 28, 2013

…technologically challenged as I am…. H/T Liberal Logic

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Once again, we see the Obama Admin willing to sacrifice others to save Government

by Skip October 10, 2013

Or is this the REAL projection?  We’ve heard for weeks (Er, months?  Years?) that Republicans, Conservatives, TEA Partiers, Constitutionalists, or Libertarians are the extremists, the terrorists, the people with suicide vests strapped to their chests (while clinging to their religion and guns?)….you know the litany.  In all cases, just trying to subtract even one single […]

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Is Obama about to provoke a Constitutional Crisis – with our Military?

by Skip September 1, 2013

Every enlistee into our Armed Services swears to this oath: I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the […]

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Quick Thought – when did this change?

by Skip July 8, 2013

Yesterday I was half-listening to the TV while surfing but when a commercial for the National Guard played twice, the second time I listened better.  The actor in the commercial said that the reason he signed up and his purpose was for: Country Community Family A throw away line?  Funny, I used to think it […]

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Did some of those HB617 Republicans not like that Flashlight that shined brightly? Good – Mission Accomplished

by Skip March 21, 2013

OK, I know this is a couple of days old, but still worth posting as an object lesson.  We here at the ‘Grok raised a fuss and a big ‘ole stinkeroonie as we figuratively shined our flashlight into a dark corner – the kind of one where taxpayers end up paying for the mistakes that […]

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Remembering Democrat Rule – No Taxes Means More Taxes

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2012

In 2007 New Hampshire Democrats assumed complete control of state government.  And much like the Democrat rhetoric in the current 2012 campaign, back in 2007,  their first budget,  New Hampshire’s first budget over 10 billion dollars, was billed by the Democrats as a budget that “addresses our state’s priorities without new taxes.” Addresses our ‘State’s’ […]

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