I bet that thin-skinned Obama doesn’t like the ridicule he’s now getting

by Skip June 12, 2014

We’ve seen this before – but that’s the problem with Progressives – no sense of history and repercussions in trying to repeat it with success.  And it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.  You know, with Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit falling to Al Qaeda style affiliates (hey, they’re ALL jihadi Islamists, Obama!), […]

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“War is when…”

by Skip April 6, 2014

As in the NH Constitution, Article 10? (H/T: Jerry)

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NH State Senator Repubs approved Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – The Fallout Begins

by Skip March 6, 2014

FIRST!  We applaud those that stood tall and voted against the Morse / Bradley Medicaid  Expansion bill: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn, NH State Senator John Reagan, NH State Senator Sam Cataldo, NH State Senator Sharon Carson, and NH State Senator Russell Prescott. We’ve been writing for a while that we absolutely believe that if […]

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I guess Senator John Cornyn didn’t hear what former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio just said.

by Skip October 24, 2013

As a reminder, this is what LaTourette said about the TEA Partyp types: “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” Hmm,  does THAT sound like “Kumbaya” to you?  Me neither.  And I learned a long time ago, somebody who threatens to do that needs to be addressed […]

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If you follow these rules, you may want some time for reflection…

by Skip October 22, 2013

‘Grok friend John Hawkins has a new column over at Townhall that outlines the 10 most essential rules that you have to follow if you want to be an “Establishment Republican” (other than blue blazers for men and pearl necklaces for women): 1) There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies: If you’re […]

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Meme of the day – Red Lines

by Susan Olsen September 14, 2013

H/T Powerline  

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Prager University – ‘Why America Invaded Iraq.’

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2013
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From Prager University: Why did America invade Iraq in 2003? The decision was controversial, but the reason was both clear and compelling. Renowned British historian, Andrew Roberts, explains.

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Data Point – Do we need a bake sale for Dept of Defense?

by Skip September 8, 2013

Years ago, one of the Left’s favorite bumper sticker said that they would have achieved their goal when instead of schools having bake sales, the Department of Defense had to have one.  The idea was also summed up by the phrase “Make Love Not War”.  Now, education, peace, and love are nice things, important things […]

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OFA – It Isn’t Just For “Electing” Democrats.

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2013
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As failure to support Al Qaida  rebels in Syria seems likely from Congress the White House is ‘flooding the zone.’ Politico Earlier Wednesday, another White House official told POLITICO that the administration had contacted no less than 125 House members and 60 senators — or a little more than one-third of Congress — in the […]

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So, what’s the difference between then and now?

by Skip September 4, 2013

Jeanne Shaheen – living a “Live Shot” Kerry moment?  Let’s see, Saddam used chemicals, so did Assad.  The President said “They have WMDs and we can’t let them fall into the hands of terrorists”, and so did the  President “Failing to take action against Assad’s regime and their use of chemical weapons poses a real […]

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AFP – Remembering Andrew Breitbart.

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

March 01, 2013 A year ago today we were stunned by the loss of the prolific, insightful and passionate new-media general Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart’s persona was larger than life and his impact far greater than any circumstance. It is fitting then that his zany style and online ferocity effectively converted an army of thousands, each […]

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Ignoring Threats Invites Aggression and Raises the Death Toll

by Don December 12, 2012

Without warning, Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor seventy-one years ago.  Because of this sneak attack, President Roosevelt said that December 7, 1941 would be remembered as a “day of infamy”.      December 7th revealed our naivety and our lack of preparedness that unnecessarily caused many tens of thousands of American war […]

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Okay everybody, let’s just “give peace a chance….”

by Tim Condon June 25, 2012

“Those who cling to the untrue doctrine that ‘violence never settles anything’ would be advised to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. […]

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The Coming War…Blood for Nothing.

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2012

No, I am not talking about the presidential campaign, though that will be similar to a war.  I am referring to what Mr. Obama will do if he feels he has to to get re-elected. Hold on to your peacenik badges lefties, because that hope and change you’ve been clinging to will take another hit […]

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The War on Women Is Not Over

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2012

How do you know when a Democrat is lying?  Their lips are moving.  And Rosengate, the shooting star calamity set off by Hilary Rosen’s orchestrated  remarks about Ann Romney and how stay at home mom’s don’t work, provides that much more proof that the adage is true. Brad Woodhouse from the Democrat National Committee, from […]

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Prepare For The Barakaclypse

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2011

Every one of these was or is a left wing campaign to make leftist dogma look like centrist mantra. They exist to streamline progressive/socialsit thought into mainstream thinking. But they failed and so the latter iterations have become more destructive. Each “movement” has gotten progressively more unruly, progressively more violent.

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Historical Perspective: The Atom Bombs Dropped on Japan

by Tim Condon October 2, 2011

I have had many discussions with libertarians who say "dropping the atom bombs in World War II on Japan was a war crime!" Such foolishness partakes of a certain lack of historical perspective, as do many "pure" libertartian positions (not to mention those of the political Left, which are always wrong). So here’s a little […]

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by Rick Olson May 3, 2011

The news of Bin Laden’s demise was barely minutes old before the politicizing began in earnest. In the hours that followed, Barbara Walters on the view retorts, “I would hate now to be a Republican candidate thinking of running,” Like this somehow cancels out the high gas prices, the economy being in the toilet and […]

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Picture of the Day 4-6-11

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2011

From Patriot Post, (a few years back) this graphic was created for a T-Shirt commemorating another Clinton lie, this one from Hillary, about coming under fire in Bosnia. No one could corroborate the story, and at least one reporter contradicted it completely, as does the historical record outside the Clinton Library. At least she didn’t claim to be a veteran afterward

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Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on US

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2010

Michael Totten at PJM points us to an article by Barry Rubin at Global Research in International Affairs in which Rubin alerts us that the newly elected leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has just endorsed a full blown Anti-American Jihad. Rubin explains the serious business that this is, with all the relevant consideration, but sums […]

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Obama v. Obama

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2010

This will be making the rounds.  It’s a video from HuffPo pitting Obama against himself on Afghanistan.  I’m not posting it to take a position or make a point, I just happen to think it was fun to watch Obama interviewing himslef (more or less) on the issue.     (H/T RedState and Examiner.com)

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“Hell With Icicles”

by Doug December 18, 2008

This week marks the sixtieth-fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. That battle, known to the Germans as the “Ardennes Offensive,” started in December 1944 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. The German army sought to cut the Allied line in two, […]

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Dragon Soup Blog: Get yourself connected

by ArmedWordSmith October 24, 2008

Major Kirk Luedeke [Ed. note: It's been a while, but we are pleased to welcome our milblogger, Major Kirk, back to the pages of GraniteGrok. See his prior dispatches from Iraq here...] I just reached a small personal milestone- my 180th day home since the 4th Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division- Task Force Dragon- redeployed to Fort […]

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‘Grok Flashback: Our thoughts on PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Joe Biden in April 2007

by Doug August 23, 2008

In the leadup to the NH primary, we got to see almost every candidate on both sides of the aisle, Joe Biden being no exception. As we cull through hours of videotape shot during the event for something that might be newsworthy given his selection as Barack Obama’s running mate, we figured some readers might be […]

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Lieberman: Lone voice in the Democratic wilderness…

by Doug May 20, 2008

Alone in the wilderness? (GG file photo) What more can be said about Joe Lieberman and his recent speech that hasn’t been already said by our friends over at the Contentions blog? Writes frequent MTNP radio guest Jennifer Rubin, Senator Joseph Lieberman spoke last night at the annual Commentary Fund dinner at New York’s University […]

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Good points worth maintaining…

by Doug May 16, 2008

.  Sen. McCain in Wolfeboro; President Bush in Stratham. (GG file photos) When it comes to the mantra of John McCain being the third term of President Bush, beyond the obvious lack of proof that McCain and Bush march lockstep in all matters, there are some positive points about the president that are worth emulating […]

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Notable Quote: Machiavelli

by Doug May 5, 2008

Saturday was Machiavelli’s birthday (May 3rd, 1469). While much reviled by some as a ruthless political animal, there are many that believe him to be the master of political observation and strategy– based on the realities of human nature as it exists, not fanciful utopian wishes. His best known work, The Prince, is a book about the attainment and preservation […]

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“Complete Disregard”

by Doug April 7, 2008

WASHINGTON – Today the RNC released a new Web video, titled “Politics vs. Petraeus.”  The video highlights Senators Clinton and Obama’s politicization of the War on Terror and complete disregard for the facts and the warnings made by General David Petraeus during his last congressional hearing on September 11, 2007.   After consistently promising to “always […]

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