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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Editor at Large and a co-owner of; a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire; and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

It’s A Knock Out!

OK.  It’s not threatening vehicular manslaughter, but I can see the progressives filling their diapers in rage on this one. They do so love Nancy.  Thankfully this is the work of Jay Leno so if anyone is sewn so tight that they are actually offended by it, call him to complain.  

Reading The Constitution…

Reading the Constitution to progressives on the floor of the US House is like a priest reading from the bible at an exorcism. They scream out and writhe, swear, insult, spew hatred, and do everything in their power to intimidate you before you can get to the end. They started screaming days ago, actually.

Mike Earmark Brunelle To Be Investigated

The democrats are probably already crying like a toddler who just lost their balloon. (Ironic that they wont have to pay a fine.) But we should look at this seriously and in a context that the progressives understand.

Guinta Not Taking Health Care From The Federal Government

In an interview with Think Progress, New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta states that he will not be taking the Health Care portion of the benefits package afforded to members of Congress. Snippet taken mid-interview. TP2: He’s referring to the Federal Employees Benefits Plan that all members receive. GUINTA: Well, I think there’s a difference between …

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Picture Of The Day

I was thinking of something different to start out the morning, something to auto-post while I work on my traditional morning blog. So here it is.

Lube Job

After a presentation at a local High School they offered ‘safe sex kits’ to students. The distribution approved by the school’s administration stopped after learning that flavored lubricant and candy were included with the condoms that are—dare I say traditionally?—handed out.

Unite Behind What?

As for “bringing the party together,” it is not a notion in a vacuum nor desirable if the product moves us in the wrong direction. Unity, more often than not, is the product of a force of nature whose clarity about the goal or mission is so clear that people gather round to listen and then feel compelled to act. Julianna Bergeron may be faithful and competent from the perspective of a party insider, but so is a good accountant. That does not make them capable of leading and inspiring a movement.

Whose Jounal Is It?

This weeks Merrimack Journal was actually the Bedford Journal. They called it the ‘New Years’ Journal, but with a few minor exceptions, everyting in it was about Bedford. The letters to the editor were from Bedford. The news and sports…Bedford.

NPR Gets It Right For A Change

I would like to thank them for providing me with material for Carol’s likely 2012 stumble to regain her seat, which clearly exemplifies one of many reasons why she should never be permitted to represent anyone in any position of power, ever again.