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

by Skip March 24, 2015

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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Stalin Would Agree With You…

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2015
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Stalin would agree with you. RT .@GraniteGrandma: @nhstevemacd @Conservativeind @NHDems Only police should carry guns. #nhpolitics — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) January 30, 2015

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Progressives are Liberals but are not liberal – their actions show they, in reality, are tyrants

by Skip December 30, 2014

And remember, EVERY Progressive is a socialist…in this, they perfectly fit the definition of Orwellianism – they use the same words as everyone else but mean them to mean other meanings – bastardizing the common language so as to advance a leftist / socialist agenda.  They can’t be honest to us or to our common […]

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Moments of Supreme Irony

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2014
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(Breitbart) In a moment of supreme irony, Michael Mann, the climatologist who constructed the now debunked hockey stick graph designed to make the case for global warming, has today delivered a lecture on “professional ethics for climate scientists”, Watts Up With That has reported.   In another supreme irony Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper, the […]

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So is this why our Education system is getting worse?

by Skip October 15, 2014

Again, watch this (it really IS a basic political concept) and ask yourself that question again. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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James Madison on Partianship

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2014
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  As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to […]

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And herein is why I hate the dumb idea of so-called smart guns

by Skip August 5, 2014

I really don’t care for the arguments that those that wish to neuter the Second Amendment with a Trojan Horse: The only “smart gun” that exists in even a semi-viable form is the $1,800 iP1/iW1 Armatix combination. It is an electronically neutered 10-shot semi-automatic pistol in .22LR mated to a bulky watch. For the system […]

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Why is it that only Fed agencies undergoing Congressional oversight are losing hard drives?

by Skip July 14, 2014

Lois Lerner of the IRS is the most famous example of a Federal Agency who has been weaponized by the Obama Administration (even, according to random posts I’ve seen, more than Tricky Dicky – disgraced President Nixon (R) or one termer President LBJ (D)) and we have been SO treated by the arrogance of the […]

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So Much For Buying The World A Coke!

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2014
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Lightbringer is having a rhetoric deficit on just about every front.  Obama has treated the US Economy like a rental car.  He has only taken a middling interest in international matters, and only when he thought it might burnish his street cred.  The problem there is that he never had any cred to burnish.  The […]

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OUR State Project: What is it about “Free” that has Zandra Rice-Hawkins and Cynthia Chase’s panties in a bunch?

by Skip May 25, 2014

Adding a bit more from Steve’s post on the hysterical OUR State Project Progressives that believe that people who seemingly just want to be left alone by Government are THE existential threat to NH!  Remember, this from people who are out of staters themselves and depend on outside money to attack these people who just want […]

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The two-minute warning

by Tom May 14, 2014

Game almost over? Sadly, William Baer was arrested for speaking outside of his “two minute” free-speech allotment at a Gilford, NH school board meeting.  Protesting the use of a scandalous novel (which I will not promote here) in his daughters’ high school, his concerns and complaints got to be too much for the board to […]

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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“Paint Stewardship Program” – look, there’s the gun toting Nanny at the paint racks!

by Skip March 21, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ NH State Rep Laura Pantelakos (D): “I don’t care about protecting peoples’ Liberty“ Yet another Government mandate in search of a problem.  Democrat Progressives just can’t STAND the idea that they aren’t smarter than everyone else and have to pass legislation […]

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Surprise! Kids Find Out Who Pays For Unaffordable Obama Doesn’tCare!

by Mike March 14, 2014

Not only did Obama drop the bombshell that he thought youngsters should forgo some other budget items in order to afford the unaffordable ObamaCare, in a live Health Care Town Hall with Spanish language media on March 6th, but he actually allowed himself to be zinged on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns in a […]

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An idea that gives Progressive Freedom h8ters angina

by Skip February 12, 2014

Heh! (emphasis mine): S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she backs a proposal that would make it legal for most South Carolinians to carry guns – concealed or in the open – without a permit or the training that the state currently requires. Haley made her comments after she signed into law a bill […]

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Where I disagree with Steve on SB 120 – the NH Republican State Senator Incumbent Protection Racket Act

by Skip February 9, 2014

No,  Steve, it is NOT “not… intentional“: I’m not saying that any of this was intentional, by the way.  I’m saying that the sponsors are probably too blinkered by their own arrogance, trapped in the tunnel-vision of their own circumstances, to realize the destructive power of what they are trying to do. I believe SB120’s […]

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Notable Quote – Ol’ Remus

by Susan Olsen February 4, 2014

“Meanwhile, everywhere  but DC, liberation from  fascist servitude is going from success to success. Many states are remembering they’re states, not  administrative subdivisions. Yes, others still cling to their vassalage,   staving off their Hindenberg moment with hysterical decrees, but still others are breaking up like slave ships on the rocks. The worm is turning, the […]

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Senator Shaheen – Tell Me again. What Exactly Do We Need You For?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2014
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The most Partisan President rambles on in unspecific platitudes with but one exception.  He is prepared to act like a king to get what he wants if Congress won’t give it to him.  It’s his most consistent theme of late. So how does New Hampshire’s Senior Senator respond? While other Democrat Senators up for re-election […]

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Intolerant Andrew Cuomo Channels NH Cynthia Chase – And how NH HB1589 Fits In

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2014
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Democrats are not interested in dialogue or debate.   Compromise is something other people do. They use the power of the mob or the state (often both) to silence opposition.   Campaign finance laws always favor their political “speakers” at the expense of all others.   They are the ones ginning up mobs to picket people’s homes and […]

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Therein the Patient / Must Minister to Himself

by Steve MacDonald December 25, 2013
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In ‘Our Culture, What’s Left of It,’ author Theodore Dalrymple in discussing how Shakespeare’s Macbeth “warns us to preserve our humanity by accepting limitations on our actions,” remarks on the fraud of perfecting human nature though social engineering in a way that reminded me of our current circumstances on this Christmas day. Speaking on the […]

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Dr. Williams points out just one way that Democrats prove they no longer believe in the Constitution

by Skip December 11, 2013

Read through Founders notes, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist and anti-Federalists papers and it becomes clear that they believed that our Rights came from simply being human – gifts from God and Nature’s God.  They are not bestowed upon any of us by the fact that Government exists.  In fact the existence […]

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Liberal Journalist Whines About W.H. Constitutional Abuses

by Scott Morales December 6, 2013
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Silly little lefty, of course statism begets tyranny. What did you expect? Statism knows only one party, its own. And it protects its own with an wrought-iron fist. Some on the Left are finally on the receiving end of what they’ve been advocating for all these years, and are a little surprised. Similar to the […]

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Now that we are all stuffed, a quick note on GMO food

by Skip November 28, 2013

A few days ago, this topic came up at a meeting I was at – Cafe Hayek reminded me of it so it gives me a chance to comment: If I am interested in buying GMO-free food (I’m not – I’ve eaten plenty but have friends who care deeply about it), shouldn’t there be a […]

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The real reason for the success of Thanksgiving – Property Rights

by Skip November 28, 2013

Now, I will take a bit of an issue with Reason  – Thanksgiving was given to God in a celebration and not the fact that the Pilgrims went from Communism to Capitalism for the basis of its economic.  However, that historical lesson presented here is quickly summed up here: While there are some that will […]

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Getting it Right on the “Nuclear Option”

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013

Democrats will insist that changing the filibuster rules in the US Senate was to stop obstruction.  Not so.  Not even close. This has nothing to do with holding up nominations to sit empty court rooms with missing judges.   There are always scores of those waiting to be addressed under every president. This is about Reid […]

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There Are Many Names for This Not The Least of Which is Tyranny

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2013
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Democrats get all uppity whenever anyone shares a message that can be connected to anyone else with money.  If you happen to agree politically and that advances the interest of someone successful, or a particular segment of business or industry, you are their shill.  On the take.  In the pocket of some entity that is […]

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OK, so its Jonah Goldberg Day on GraniteGrok

by Skip November 8, 2013

hey, if it is good, it’s good – and our job to bring it here (emphasis mine): That’s what makes the reaction to Obamacare so interesting. Several times now, the president has endeavored to explain that it’s not that big a deal millions of Americans are losing their health-insurance plans against their will. The people […]

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US Senator Dan Coats speaking up for Constitutional religious Liberty; Ayotte voted it down

by Skip November 8, 2013

Is it not tyranny when Government takes upon itself to define what is “acceptable” religious activity – and where it can be expressed and where it is denied (and that would be the Obama Administration)?  But then again, the popular culture seemingly no longer believes or wishes to allow this and instead, prefers its trumping […]

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Isn’t this a lie? “Putting Americans In Control of Their Health Care”?

by Skip November 6, 2013

Let’s see, My Government says what my insurance policy has to have – including substance abuse (I’m a teetotaler), pediatric care (my kids are grown and I’m not going to have any more), and maternity care (ditto).  Other stuff as well that I would never purchase if I  had my own way. How am I in […]

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Notable Quote – C.S. Lewis

by Skip November 4, 2013

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. – C.S. Lewis I fear not the Tyrant with the gun – he is at least honest with his intention. I do fear the busybodies and do-gooders that weave the cocoon of soft despotism around me simply […]

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