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Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.

Shea-Porter – Let’s Pile On!

UPDATE: Our friend, Liz Mair, over at GOPPROGRESS.COM is also on the case!  We’ve had her on Meet The New Press several times now – she is talented and informed (even if, chidingly said, more to the center than the gang here).  Go now! There’s been some outcry today about Carol Shea-Porter’s dogging of theconcepts …

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Hugo Chavez economics writ small

Venezuela’s economy is headed for a train wreck.  No matter what your politics are (and I certainly do NOT agree with Chavez AT ALL), every time government decides to stick its ham-fist into the marketplace, bad things happen. Especially when emotions get wrapped up into it all – in this case, Vermont family dairies. Farmers …

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Friday Humor – Computers as comedy

Abbott and Costello, comedians from the middle of last century at the start of radio and TV, are classics.  Their "Whose on first" shtick remains a classic and has morphed into a number of different areas….including mine!  This is well done (H/T: Gilford Annie and TMEW): ABBOTT: Super Duper Computer Store.  Can I help you? …

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“San Fran values” – church time!

From the San Francisco Chronicle: Same-sex edict worries Bay Area Episcopalians  The Anglican Communion’s directive this week that its Episcopal branch in the United States ban the blessing of same-sex unions is a direct rebuke to the Bay Area, where the Diocese of California has blessed the practice for nearly three decades. Laxity, meet authority.  …

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Healthcare and Wal-Mart

In one of our local papers, The Laconia Daily Sun (not online…darn it!), one of the Letters to the Editor decided to berate Walmart.  Once again, there is a false assumption right from the get go which I will address at the end To the editor: Recently, Wal-Mart confirmed that over half of its employees, …

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Hubble top 10

(H/T: Karen) Too much to do, and too little time.  These pictures, though, should get anyone to stop in wonder for at least a few seconds (try it, you’ll like it!). Stop, calm/slow down, and marvel!   The Ant Nebula     Cat’s Eye Nebula More after the jump – take a look!