Progressivism

Kellogg keeps forgetting that their customer base is not just those on the Left…

by Skip November 30, 2016

Shot: “We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s flak Kris Charles. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to […]

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Progressive and The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip November 28, 2016

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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Heck, we ask the same of “immigrants to NH”!

by Skip October 25, 2016

You know, like Zandra Rice-Hawkins (head of that out-of-State-supported Progressive operative coven called Granite State Progress) or NH State Rep Cynthia Chase (transplant from Rhode Island). If you REALLY don’t like what our State motto (“Live Free or Die”)  really stands for, why the heck did you move here?  And I include all those others that […]

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BlogQuestion of the Day – about the anthem or about you?

by Skip October 13, 2016

Just saw this great question at the Daily Caller that asks THE question that I should have in my post when I went from the NFL to the NBA.  The Question: And if you take a knee while you’re actually singing the National Anthem in front of a crowd… why did you agree to sing it in […]

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A complaint about Obamacare hits the problem on the head

by Skip October 8, 2016

Via Powerline comes a complaint from Facebook – and the underlying shafting of American deliberately by Democrats (emphasis mine): Before Obamacare, we paid $481 per month for decent health insurance. Just got notice that we will have to pay $1140 PER MONTH next year!!! I am not kidding and yes you read that right…..that’s a […]

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Do you think the NFL hears us now?

by Skip October 6, 2016

I was not happy when politics intruded into one of my favorite sports when Colin Kaepernick decided to inject Black Lives Matter into the game.  As a political junkie, I certainly have discussed much these last 10 years at GraniteGrok. However and unlike Progressives, I don’t bring politics into areas “just because I’m there” – I […]

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Progressivity in our income tax system is UNFAIR

by Skip October 5, 2016

“Is the U.S. tax system fair? Are the rich paying too little or too much? What about the middle and lower class? New York Times bestselling author Amity Shlaes answers these questions, and offers a tax solution that most Americans could get on board with.” It seems fair that people who make more money should […]

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“Politics Has Ruined Everything Fun”

by Skip October 4, 2016

This post by Peggy Ryan over at American Thinker pretty much has the right of it – the Progressives, with their constant shoving of politics into everything, are basically ruining everything.  They can’t just leave well enough alone and have to constantly be screeching at us from their positions.  You name it but there’s hardly […]

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Really think about this one

by Skip October 2, 2016

Strange, I just can’t seem to recall where this is actually happening….give me a few minutes, it’ll come to me (or REALLY come to me, making it a real bad hair day.). (H/T: Powerline)

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Well, I guess I ticked off Treehugger again….banned

by Skip September 29, 2016

Here’s what I left as a comment: This is one of the really big reasons many on the Right sneer at environmentalists – EVERY problem seems to require getting Government involved to achieve their wants. Make it bigger (hardly ever better) and more intrusive in making the rest of us hew to your idea of […]

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Progressivism – born of a foreign political ideology

by Skip September 5, 2016

So when Progressives talk “improving” America and American Society, ask them: Forward / progressing to WHAT (as in “what IS you end goal and does that square with our Consitution”)? Why do they rejoice in a foreign political ideology and reject our American one? Here’s a good post from the Daily Signal on one piece […]

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If your home is invaded, should you have a howitzer aimed at the front door (from the inside)?

by Skip August 14, 2016

“Let me ask you a simple question: If you’re at home and someone kicks in your door and tries to murder you and your family, should you have the right to defend yourself with a firearm?” The Progressives would say no because: Only the State should have the monopoly on Force It gives the homeowner […]

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Andru Volinsky – certainly not my values nor of traditional NH ones

by Skip August 14, 2016

Andru Volinsky has an Op-Ed (full piece after the jump) that is about “shared values”.  Unfortunately, he’s not honest enough to say “these are Progressive values” and instead tries to hide them as “commonsense New Hampshire values” trying to make readers think “well, how COULD you argue with these?” as they cock their heads to […]

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What do teachers and Planned Parenthood (and Maggie Hassan) have in common?

by Skip August 2, 2016

Behold – they all hate “involved” parents influence of their children: A spokeswoman for the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Alaska is criticizing the state’s new sex education restrictions that require the curriculum to be approved by local school districts and open to review by parents. Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii spokeswoman Jessica Cier said […]

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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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Notable Quote – Randy Holcombe

by Skip June 27, 2016

Freedom is meaningless if we are only free to make choices that meet with government approval. The Progressive ideology compromises freedom and takes away the individual rights that at one time justified the existence of our American government. Progressivism is a direct attack on freedom. -Prof. Randy Holcombe Of course it is – that’s what Socialism […]

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Progressive definitions of mental illness

by Skip May 30, 2016

(H/T: Powerline)

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Should Katie Couric be Fired?

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2016
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David French has a piece at NRO titled Dear Yahoo, Fire Katie Couric. In it, he explains the fraud she has committed and why Yahoo! ought to cut her loose. (NRO) Dear Yahoo, let me put this in plain English for you. Your premier news personality is “proud” of lying. She “supports” a statement that purports to […]

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Self-identification – hey if the Left uses it, so can we!

by Skip May 1, 2016

a .22 even!  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Not getting the message

by Skip April 28, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Wants to Make College Free, but His Wife Jacked Up Tuition“ I guess that is rather Progressive of them both.  

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Notable Quote – David Horowitz

by Skip April 26, 2016

It is a strange election cycle when Republicans go to war with each other with a ferocity rarely manifest when they are confronting Democrats and their progressive agendas. It is especially puzzling because a general consensus has formed on the right that the Democratic Party is moving so far left that its agendas threaten the […]

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Chris Sununu’s words are, IMHO, a bit strange

by Skip March 27, 2016

Now that the NH FITN Prez Wannabe Beauty Contest is now long gone, we can start turning our attentions to what matters: NH (e.g., “screw DC, save NH”).  That certainly means it’s time to start watching and evaluating NH specific races which certainly includes the Governor one.  Ann Marie Banfield has an extensive email list […]

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2016 Governorship Primay: Chris Sununu – another Republican Elite disdaining the Republican Platform?

by Skip February 28, 2016

What is it about the top  Leadership in the NH GOP (and her and elected / candidate Politicians (and here, here, here and here))… Sidenote from that last link:  Rogue Republicans ™ that have abandoned pretty much every Plank in the Republican Platform. Not limited but MORE government, not less but MORE taxes, not being able to be left […]

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“When You’re a Collectivist You Simply Wait For Someone Else Do To the Hard Work”

by Skip January 27, 2016

And for the Low Information Voters, that would be Progressives /Socialists that are the Collectivists: There’s always one in every crowd…and yes, that IS a BERNIE sign. Just one more indicator of more and more riding in the wagon and not pulling “their fair share”.    (H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Martin Luther King on Marxism / Communism / Socialism / Progressivism

by Skip January 19, 2016

For in the end, they are pretty much aligned to the same end – The Bigger the Citizen, the smaller the citizen (emphasis mine): During the Christmas holidays of 1949 I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx to try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For the first time […]

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Guest post by Radical Moderate: The ugly face of New Hampshire Progressivism

by Skip January 11, 2016

“The NH Progressive has the unique habit of cursing New Hampshire while they enjoy the quality of life directly attributable to its population and culture.” Recently I happened upon a delightful opinion piece in one of the local daily papers that epitomizes the mindset of that particular virulent form of Leftist called the ‘New Hampshire […]

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Notable Quote – Chan Eddy

by Skip January 4, 2016

This is something I’ve known for a long time: Liberalism is an ideology of insanity. Of course I am speaking of liberalism in its present form, which is really Progressivism, a political ideology that works very hard to ignore human nature or to corrupt it through ‘education’ (which has failed again and again), indoctrination (which […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip November 18, 2015

On what Progressivism and its tool, political correctness / cultural Marxism, has wrought in the Ivory Tower (emphasis mine): But whatever responsibility attaches to the parenting that produced those brittle Yalies, a larger portion of blame goes to the monolithic culture of academia. Where progressivism reigns, vigilant thought police will enforce a peace of wary […]

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A Feminist and a Political Contradiction: Hillary

by Skip October 26, 2015

Right after that piece on Suzanne Venker, they played a snippet of Hillary’s Benghazi Congressional hearing and one thing really caught my attention: I made it abundantly clear that we had to do everything we could to protect our people.  What I did not and do not believe that any Secretary should do is was […]

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Liberals aren’t Liberals. Progressives aren’t either

by Skip October 25, 2015

And yet we see THREE such Socialists running (again, counting the one already in the Oval Office) to rule this county that perports to be one where the Individual is supposed to be valued over Government.  Reformatted, emphasis mine: “Beginning in the late nineteenth century, and especially after 1930 in the United States, the term […]

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