Union Leader Editorial

Behold Fergus Cullen’s Kool-Aid Pitcher: Alas! For It Is Now Empty!

by Rick Olson January 4, 2014

The superfluous, a very necessary thing. —Voltaire Fergus Cullen took to the pages of the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday to throw out the welcome mat for Former Bay State Senator Scott Brown to run against Jeanne Shaheen and to administer a blistering attack on Republicans who do not fit his GOP center-left template. Cullen continues his […]

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The Gun Industry’s Exodus

by Rick Olson April 8, 2013

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”   —Joseph Stalin On Saturday, a Union Leader Editorial entitled, “Grabbing gun makers NH’s big opportunity” posited the question, “So why is the state not aggressively pursuing these companies and the jobs they would […]

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Franklin Pierce Day in New Hampshire

by Rick Olson March 6, 2013

“The only difference between a politician and a shopping cart is that a politician holds more liquor…” —Unknown House Bill 576 would establish  a “Franklin Pierce Day” in New Hampshire on Each November 23rd…the day following the anniversary of the death of another President. The bill states, The governor shall annually proclaim November 23rd as […]

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Progressive Stupidity

by Rick Olson February 19, 2013

“A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping Rabbits…”  —Dame Edith L. Sitwell, Poet and Critic The Union Leader featured excerpts from the NRA’s Armed Citizen as an Opinion Column Sunday. When I saw the headline, “True Stories from the files of the Armed Citizen,” I was drawn to the […]

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Not Exactly William Loeb III’s N.H. Union Leader Anymore

by Rick Olson January 10, 2013

“I would rather have a competent extremist than an incompetent moderate.” —Leon Jaworski In life change is inevitable. Sometimes change is good. Other times, change is not so good. Then there are times where change is merely a change that we might individually do not care much for. The New Hampshire Union Leader, once a reliably conservative […]

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Democrat Hypocrites And Union Hacks

by Rick Olson July 26, 2012

“Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld It was an eventful week for city Democrats. This past Sunday, State rep Garrity plead not guilty to assault charges (D) Hillsborough District 14, alleging he assaulted his ex-wife and another at the East Manchester Fish & Game Club (which, I might add, is […]

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God Bless Joe McQuaid and the Union Leader!

by Tim Condon April 11, 2012

Says McQuaid in a Union Leader editorial today: “Banning a personal income tax in New Hampshire by means of a constitutional amendment makes all the sense in the world — unless, of course, you like the idea of such a powerful and corrosive government confiscation of your money. With Democratic gubernatorial candidates once again refusing to […]

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House Bill 1339: Union Leader Editorial Doesn’t Get It

by Rick Olson February 23, 2012

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” —James Madison On Tuesday a Union Leader editorial called House Bill 1339, “preposterous”.  In the UL Editorial entitled, “Contract Hunting,”  The UL aptly describes why the bill is problematic. HB 1339, […]

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