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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.

Benefits, Taxes, and Demographics – Pick two and call me back

What goes around, comes around.  When President Bush first started to talk about reforming Social Security, his ideas included the personal savings component (like many Federal employees already have) and the indexing of COLAs from the wage price inflation rate to the consumer price index.  As expected, there was a lot of blowback.  The opposition …

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Three Questions Posed and Answered

A Liberal once wrote a piece that was obviously against the war.  In it, the writer asked three questions: Where in our constitution does it say that the purpose of our military is to invade sovereign nations for the purpose of deposing their leaders and changing their political system? Truthfully, would you have supported this …

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A REAL hybrid car

Dear Most Estemed Wife:   Can I have one of these, PLEASE?            

Changing the vocabulary

The illegal immigration issue became one of my pet peeves quite some time ago.  On Dec. 18, 2003 (a search did not find the article), the local paper, The Citizen (registration may be required)  ran an editorial by Ricardo Pimentel lamenting the treatment of illegal immigrants by the Social Security system. Gee, read your own …

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What he said….

Doug’s posting about the mosque in Manchester, in and of itself, may not be too worrisome…BUT (and there is always a BUT) combined with this bit of news by Licia Corbella of the  Calgary Sun Dr. Mahfooz Kanwar recently attended Calgary’s largest mosque for a funeral. At one point in the proceedings, a man Kanwar …

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Giving away Free Speech?

What is the connection between Ann Coulter (a conservative not well liked by prickly Liberals everywhere) and with what are known as the Mohammad Cartoons (REALLY not liked by prickly Muslims everywhere)? The Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" created a controversy last year. The Editor felt that a curtain of silence was descending upon Danish society in …

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Pretty much sums it up….

 I just saw this at www.lucianne.com – it pretty much sums up how I feel today.  More on that later when I get my thoughts in order. Hat Tip to Lucienne.com! (and once I learn a little bit more, will set up the proper linkage I know that I should be doing).      Only …

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Not just on Memorial Day….

So what the heck was I doing at Bangor International Airport at 1:30am on a very cold January monring after driving 6 hours across the dreary, frozen backwoods of Maine?  Simple – my son had called from Kuwait – the first step  of coming home from Iraqi where he had been stationed at Al Asad …

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Acknowledging Heros

  Sargent York in WWI, Audy Murphy in WWII. Newsreels and movies richly honored them. It used to be the norm to see reports of the bravery and courage of those in our Armed Services: Today, I ask “where are our heroes?” Why does our media refuse to show us the dedication and unselfishness of …

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