Facebook Doodlings…Reading it Off the MSNBC TelePrompTer To Prove My Point

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2018

A good friend of the Grok recently shared my post on how Tax reform is not just about money; it is about trust. He posted it as a status update on the Closed Group ‘Brookline NH Elections’ on Facebook. He got this response. Keith F. Thompson: “The tax cut for ordinary Americans is temporary, while the […]

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Tax Reform Is Not Just About Money. It’s About Trust. And Democrats Don’t Trust You.

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2018

The Heritage Foundation has published a nationwide calculator that reports the tax savings for the average taxpayer in every congressional district in the country. Being an average taxpayer, I took an interest. And not just to know how much lower will my tax bill be thanks to Mr. Trump and Republicans but what does that mean […]

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“I’m so angry that he put us in this situation. I’m in no mood to help him right now.”

by Skip July 21, 2018

That from an ally over NH Gov. Chris Sununu signing HB1319, the latest Bathroom Bill (aka “today I feel like a women even without the lady bits so I’m going into the ladies room”) and HB587 (gotta let gays be gays and no talking them out of it) which is a sop to the gay lobby […]

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NH GOP Elected Politicians – Trust? We don’t need to build Trust. What a quaint idea you have!

by Skip May 14, 2018

And then some high up GOPe-er rants about “We need to reverse the trend of voters preferring Democrats over Republicans“? Sorry, I’ve already digressed; that will be another series of posts. But keep it in mind as you read the following. And they wonder why I added the word “Snarl” to my blogging vocabulary because […]

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Data Point – Govt more at fault than guns for Florida high school massacre than gun control

by Skip March 1, 2018

Rasmussen Reports (reformatted, emphasis mine): Most Americans think government error is more responsible than a lack of gun control for the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida high school. 54% of American Adults believe the failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer is more to blame for the mass […]

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Tales from the BudComm – that single word is exploitable.

by Skip January 16, 2018

And that word is “contract”.  First issue is in this area – RSA 40:13: IX. (a) “Operating budget” as used in this subdivision means “budget,” as defined in RSA 32:3, III, exclusive of “special warrant articles,” as defined in RSA 32:3, VI, and exclusive of other appropriations voted separately. (b) “Default budget’‘ as used in […]

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Catching up Part 2 – Hey, trust Govt because it does SO much for us!

by Skip October 22, 2017

Back on Jan 7, Katharine Gregg wrote an Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor that showed that she has definitely forgotten how trust works. That it takes a long time to build up trust and it has to be consistent in order to maintain it. What Trust? She wants us to “try to trust government again.” […]

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Obama: What, you don’t BELIEVE ME?

by Skip September 23, 2017

This here’s right funny – they’ve nailed his character to the bone.  Was it that “If you like you doctor, you can keep your doctor” and that Obamacare would let everyone keep $2500 more of their own money? How can they be SO cynical of the former LightBringer? Emphasis mine, reformatted. After Obama nixes agreement, […]

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And if you are one that thought that Ryancare SHOULD have passed today, contemplate this:

by Skip March 24, 2017

Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Premium Costs By Up to 68%. And NOTHING in this current bill changed ANYTHING that causes that rise.  Nothing.  Every single item that has been bending that curve upward for the last seven years in Obamacare IS STILL IN OBAMACARE 2.0. Every. Single. One.  Go ahead – prove me wrong. Yes, […]

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RyanCare: Pi$$ Poor Planning Produces Pi$$ Poor Performance – the Debacle, Part 3

by Skip March 24, 2017

This post title DOES says it all for me (sarcasm at all the other faux outrage): How DARE House Freedom Caucus hold GOP accountable to its promises!? End Result?  Republicans wasted seven years in uttering hot air instead of doing the actual work – this bill failed their rhetoric. This bill also failed the Trust […]

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Quick Thought – Boy, have the Republicans screwed up “Repeal and Replace”

by Skip March 22, 2017

And they are voting on this Obama-lite tomorrow?  This is amending around the edges; there is little “repeal” other than what I’ve written about earlier.  While killing taxes is always good, they haven’t touched the stuff (regs and mandates) that have made Obamacare so toxic politically and financially.  So how is this “better”?  This isn’t […]

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He’s the LAST person that I’d take advice from on this topic

by Skip March 9, 2017

…said that man that abused an intern and sexually assaulted more than a few women.  Seriously, this guy knows about decency and Trust?  There is nothing in his past that would have me think that he has ANY kind of moral grounding to be giving any advice to anyone. For him to think he could […]

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BlogObservation of the Day – Loyalty

by Skip January 30, 2017

And there’s dang little of it around anymore – especially in politics: “People trust their leaders not only because of their competence but also because of their courage and commitment, and because they believe that their leaders will remain with their own in times of crisis rather than being helicoptered to the emergency exit. Paradoxically, […]

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Data Point – who do we American adults trust?

by Skip December 20, 2016

“Notice, You won’t find any left wing causes at the top of America’s circle of trust.” Actually, this must be soul-crushing to Progressives whose main goal is to always move Power away from the People to a more and more centralized place further and further away from accountability.  Notice that confidence INCREASES as the locus […]

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So, the GOP in DC decide to cut taxes and shrink government…..oh wait!

by Skip November 15, 2016

“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 Obama, Inauguration (2009) Hmmm, is it the case that I only have about 2 […]

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In the end, it SHOULD be all about Trust.

by Skip October 15, 2016

(H/T: Powerline)

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CloseUP: Rich Ashooh in CD1 and an even crappier transcript from WMUR

by Skip April 3, 2016

In the second third of CloseUP, Rich Ashooh did his pre-announcement announcement for US Congress in CD-1 and challenging Frank Guinta, the incumbent.  We covered Rich back in 2010 when he ran the first time and I guess the interactions I had with him were favorable – I started calling him “Gentleman Rich” as he was […]

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Blogline of the Day: who trusts ya, baby?

by Skip September 9, 2015

The president doesn’t trust you and he doesn’t trust us. He doesn’t trust Americans to even change our own light bulb of our own choosing. And yet he’ll trust a death cult.” -Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska (H/T: CNSNews) Bonus from Breitbart: “So as Obama leads from behind the skirt of his right-hand man, […]

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Another Republican willing to walk away – if the Republicans show, AGAIN, they won’t honor their words

by Skip July 29, 2015

More and more I am hearing things like the following.  And yes, I am getting to that point as well – I no longer will listen to Republicans yammer their pie holes and expect me to believe in that yellow rain.  Trust – built over time, gone in an instant.  A lot of the base […]

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History Repeats – Ace of Spades

by Susan Olsen June 12, 2015

Posted in its entirety because it is so worth the read: “Apparently, for TPA (the fast track authority) to pass, it was necessary that the TAA pass alongside it, and the latter failed, so they’re in limbo. Some people whom I respect are arguing in favor of TPP (TPA is the legislation that puts it […]

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Notable Quote – Edward R. Murrow

by Susan Olsen April 25, 2015

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

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Data Point – Americans believe Government is the worst problem we face

by Skip March 16, 2015

So much for the Progressive “Government is good for you and you should trust us”.  In this, Obama has failed to “transform” America: (H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point: Fox News is now the most trustworthy news network

by Skip March 11, 2015

There are plenty of reasons that explain Fox News’ ratings dominance over the past decade and a half, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University sheds light on at least one major factor: trust. When voters were asked “Whose news coverage do you trust the most?” Fox News beat out all other television news organizations – on […]

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Dat Point – Trust in Government is in the toilet

by Skip March 2, 2015

This is what Pew Research is showing. Frankly, they’ve done it to themselves.  People with trust institutions that act in trustworthy fashions (even here in the US where most people view Government with an upraised eyebrown (unless you are Zandra Rice-Hawkins (and affiliated co-comrades) who never met a government that she wouldn’t swoon over). (H/T: Independent […]

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Inigo Montoya Weighs In On Shawn Jasper

by Susan Olsen December 3, 2014

“2015-H-0287-R: revising the legislative ethics laws and the guidelines of the legislative ethics committee.  Sponsors: (Prime) Shawn Jasper”

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Tweedle dee……

by Susan Olsen December 2, 2014
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“In my mind, my vote is an endorsement”

by Skip November 1, 2014

In my mind, my vote is an endorsement. Puts the act of voting in a whole new light, doesn’t it?  Think about that – we give endorsements here at the ‘Grok because we think those candidates believe as we do.  We want them to win by lending our voices to theirs.  We hope that the folks […]

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There’s that word again….

by Skip October 13, 2014

From Instapundit: AMERICANS SHORT ON REASONS TO TRUST: “There’s a connection between the Secret Service’s Colombian hooker scandal and Americans’ increased worry about Ebola. Both have to do with trust,” as I write in my latest USA Today column. Trust. As in “Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”.  Given the amount of distrust in Government that has been created in the […]

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“These are the people the GOP is losing. “

by Skip October 3, 2014

Yeah, One Note Skip – as I told Steve on his Shaheen posts, I’m on a “post roll” – a post, followed by another one, by another on the same topic; yer on a roll!  And I believe, on a very important topic that is splitting the NH GOP apart – more this cycle than most […]

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“wants them to just shut up and vote for whomever the Establishment decides”

by Skip September 30, 2014

More and more, I am seeing posts at the national level on a topic that I have been writing and talking about for months now: Trust.  The lack thereof.  From the grassroots to the Republican Establishment there is little Trust (or as I told someone tonite (so many calls tonite, very little blogging!) that having zero Trust […]

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