Progressives

Why Democrats hate the TEA Party, why Socialists hate Liberty folks

by Skip October 29, 2014

Evil.  It exists in the real world and many of us can recognize it.  However, in the ever-increasing political polarization here in America, there certainly is one set of folks that truly believes that evil actually exists.  No, for these people it is not that commit heinous crimes.  It is not those that advocate killing […]

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Notable Quote – Glenn Reynolds

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2014

“An illegitimate government is no better than a band of thieves with superior firepower. If that.” – Glenn Reynolds    

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Dueling Headlines – Obama Admin’s Public Masters still trying to shove its agenda down our throats

by Skip October 25, 2014

Here’s what “our betters” want us to believe: EPA chief: Public tired of debating climate change Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that the public does not want more “debate or discussion” about climate change, but government action.  “First, people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want action, not […]

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Epic Acts of Political Cowardice – Jeanne Shaheen, proving that in the Collective, no one is at fault

by Skip October 25, 2014

for ANYTHING at ANYTIME on ANY ISSUE: “There were 60 of us!” I missed this line when I listened to the debate on WBIN / NH1 between US Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown.  Never, ever, ever will Progressives EVER take responsibility (er, shouldn’t THAT be a clue to the hollowness of their philosophy?) for failing programs.  […]

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Her Radiance THINKS

by Susan Olsen October 19, 2014

Contrast and compare…. “I think people have a Second Amendment right to own weapons and defend themselves and understand that people enjoy the recreation of hunting, and so I think it’s really important as we respect that right to also think about ways consistent with the Second Amendment rights where we can make our communities […]

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Campaign Finance limitations – dumb idea; $$ for messaging still doesn’t translate to votes

by Skip October 15, 2014

There’s Larry Lessig’s PAC, the MayDay PAC, that is raising and spending millions of dollars this election cycle – to stop others from spending so much money.  So, too, is George Soro’s son.  The Left is as well.  Sorry, their stated of “taking the money out”, I believe, masks the real reason – stopping free […]

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Giffords in NH to push gun control. Safest state designation doesn’t matter.

by Kimberly Morin October 15, 2014

Today Gabby Gifford’s and her puppeteer husband Mark Kelly were in New Hampshire with their gun control organization Americans for Responsible Solutions to push gun control. The tour is called “Protecting All Women” yet when women who aren’t far left wing gun grabbers attempted to sit in on the meeting, they were asked to leave. Not only was the whereabouts of the […]

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Renny May I?

by Susan Olsen October 11, 2014

“Cushing said there needed to be an emphasis on obtaining consent, otherwise “it’s not appropriate for people to engage in sexual activity.” – Renny Cushing, Democrat, Rockingham County District 21      

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Comment Doodlings – Life, Abortion, The Constitution, And Truth

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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Under Skip’s ongoing updates about the GOP Platform (not being updated), the subject of abortion, naturally, came up.  One comment took a familiar tack: Life may start at conception, but the fact is that the child’s life is not covered by the Constitution until its born and hits American soil. What the mother of an […]

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US Senator Grassley: That’s what Progressives think…hate the Constitution

by Skip September 16, 2014

When Pres Obama says I hv pen and ph if Congress won't I will he's like the Roosevelts he considers Constitution a nuisance — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 15, 2014 And the Roosevelts and Obama are not the only ones; from my Progressives and the Proper Role of Government post, let me remind you that we […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek on Adam Smith

by Skip September 15, 2014

[Adam] Smith’s chief concern was not so much with what man might occasionally achieve when he was at his best but that he should have as little opportunity as possible to do harm when he was at his worst.  It would scarcely be too much to claim that the main merit of individualism which he […]

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A reminder from Weekend Pundit who environmentalists really are:

by Skip September 15, 2014

So true, so true: Along with the above story, there’s this from Powerline digging into the lies the watermelon environmentalists tell themselves in order to keep working to impoverish everyone….except themselves. There’s an old line that environmentalists are “watermelons”–green on the outside, red on the inside. A lot of environmentalists will take great offense if you say […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 18, 2014

…Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting […]

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Still, Progressives don’t understand why we don’t accept their “brilliance”?

by Skip August 6, 2014

Africa is now a country! Yeah, such a show of brilliance!  For their underlying philosophy is that Government is FULL of smarter people than the rest of us “little people” who not only need but WANT them to lead us.  And that these folks are totally non-partisan to boot. Snort!  First we get our esteemed […]

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“Caucasians” – I’m supposed to be offended by this white Chief Wahoo? Ha!

by Skip August 2, 2014

Let’s get right to the nub of this – the Progressive Left’s attempts to force a name change of the Washington Redskins (and college / high school teams and their mascots) is simply Political Correctness (aka, really Cultural Marxism) run amok. It is “groupthink” under the rubric of “politeness” – you WILL think like us about them or we […]

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Obamacare Architect, Prof. Jonathan Gruber, confirms the DC Court of Appeals decision

by Skip July 25, 2014

that determined that the IRS can only issue tax credit subsidies to Obamacare plan holders IF they purchased their Obamacare plans from an Exchange that was created by a State and NOT the Federal Government.  Here, the Progressive academician from MIT, Jonathan Gruber takes a question and confirms what the language in the Obamacare Law states […]

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It’s bad when even LIBERAL Law Professor Jonathan Turley says Congress is making itself irrelevant

by Skip July 18, 2014

The Founders' belief that self-interested branches would protect their own appears to have been their single, fatal miscalculation. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 I have been saying this for a number of years now – that Congress has been following in the footsteps of the Roman Senate – still having the self-righteous words, […]

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Notable Quote – Calvin Coolidge on the Proper Role of Government

by Skip July 14, 2014

I was in a Facebook discussion a couple of days ago when I was asked which one of the Presidents was one of my favorites – it is “Silent Cal” (emphasis mine): Under this weight [of ever larger government] the former accuracy of administration breaks down.  The government has not at its disposal a supply […]

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Incendiary Image of the Day

by Susan Olsen July 14, 2014

H/T TTAG I guess Dems and Progressives would prefer that the slaughter of children profit Planned Parenthood instead.  

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Notable Quote – Oscar Wilde

by Skip July 9, 2014

“Selfishness is not living your life as you wish, it is asking others to live their lives as you wish.” – Oscar Wilde If only Progressives and Nanny Staters would read and meditate upon that…. (H/T: TTAG)

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Observation about Liberals: they always want Dependence Day, not Independence Day

by Skip July 4, 2014

From Jonah Goldberg:  The notion that denying a subsidy for a product is equivalent to banning that product is one of the odder tenets of contemporary liberalism. Not only that but that Liberals, having lost in the Arena of Ideas and failed to make their case to voluntarily persuade companies provide benefits strictly tailored to […]

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The Progressive Promise Includes a Compulsion to Pillory…

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2014
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The progressive promise includes a compulsion to pillory those who are better off. From corporate fat cats to your boss, small business owner to CEO’s, all the way down to the everyone gets a trophy crowd, someone is doing better than you are and that’s not fair. (Note that highly paid public employees, union bosses, […]

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If Progressive Govt hadn’t “crowded out” mutual aid societies to begin with

by Skip June 12, 2014

Mutual Aid Societies and Fraternal Organizations - before Progressives decided that ONLY Government could and should do charity work, there were mutual aid societies.  Groups of people banded together to help each other – family, friends, fellow immigrants.  And to the latter, I dimly remember stories from my Dad’s dad who came over to Southie (Boston) […]

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“All politics is local: What we see here happens elsewhere” – Highway Trust Fund edition

by Skip June 9, 2014

When our “Meet the New Press” radio show was around, that was an oft said saying as a take off of what Massachusetts pol (and later US Speaker of the House) Tip O’Neil used to say “All politics is local”.  We extended it as it seemed that all of the political problems we talked about […]

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Blogline of the Day – ideological Klansmen, indeed

by Skip May 26, 2014

 They are ideological Klansman coordinating with a major progressive group to blacklist candidates simply because they happen to believe in less government. – Steve Mac Donald, Editor at GraniteGrok.com (In reference to the OUR State Project Progressives who are out to “get” newly arrived transplants to New Hampshire (like themselves) simply because Free Staters just […]

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GrokSHOTS! – But,… What About the Children?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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NH House candidate Michelle Levell (Rock- 7) tell us how she would deal with the emotional pleas for gun restrictions from Democrats. GrokShot! What About the Children! (52 sec) Looking for more…Click here to Listen to this Weeks program Listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher. Please Like, Link and Share!

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OUR State Project: With Progressives, there’s no such thing as “Small Government”

by Skip May 26, 2014

Hilarious! You know, the posts almost write themselves: @ourstateproject Looks like it's the Granitestaters versus the Freestaters. Small Government versus No Government! — North_Of_Boston (@Charles_1944) May 25, 2014 But of COURSE, if your vision of Government is that it must be in charge of everything as Progressives believe, a pronouncement that they are for “small […]

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Why suffer when Progressive Paradises are so close?

by Don May 20, 2014

Last weekend I traveled through beautiful parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. These nearby beautiful states do all the things that New Hampshire Progressives/Liberals/Socialists complain that New Hampshire doesn’t do. It’s a shame that we have so many unhappy citizens when these Progressive paradises are so close. Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York have huge […]

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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Susan Olsen May 6, 2014

“The Forgotten Man, now as  then, is a beast to be burdened, something to  be bargained for, not  with.  In education and employment he’s commanded by the corrupt to stand aside for  the incompetent, the  improvident and perpetually needful, even  the criminal illegal. He’s embezzled by default and slandered in absentia. He’s the uncaring, unfeeling malignancy […]

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Notable Quote – Spengler

by Susan Olsen May 1, 2014

“Why don’t liberals seem to notice the catastrophic consequences of their policies, and why do they imagine imminent horrors where none exist? If  you corner a liberal and point to a disaster that followed upon his policy, at very most he will say–with a tear in the eye and a quivering upper lip–”We did the right […]

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