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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist; A member of the board of the 603 Alliance, NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and the host of GrokTALK! Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok

Progressivism for Educators

From the Things we missed File     Monday-Tuesday – June 28-29, 2010 HSCC will host its annual spring Teacher Workshop on The Progressive Era & World War I in the Monadnock Region from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for any educator who wishes to expand their understanding of the Progressive Era and World War …

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Calvin Coolidge, July 4th, 1926

“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”

Democrats “Deem” Next Years Budget In Late Night Vote

  According to Human Events late last night the Democrat majority Congress attached a document which ‘Deemed as passed’ a 1.12 trillion dollar budget.  The document was attached to the War supplemental bill and approved on partisan lines (despite bi-partisan objection) 215-210. It will come as no surprise to New Hampshire residents that Both Paul …

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The End Of The Road

Hat in hand, governor Lynch is looking for the feds to bail him out of the accumulated disaster of his administration. On the matter of extending federal unemployment benefits (from this morning’s Union Leader) the governor was emphatic. Failure to do so (to extend federal benefits) will jeopardize the economic progress we’ve been making, Lynch …

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Carol Is Still Batting .980

Carol “98%” Shea Porter surprised several people when she offered to co-sponsor HR 1207, the Audit the Fed Resolution.  The bill, sponsored by Republican Ron Paul would require an audit of the not so independent “independent” central bank.  The hobgoblins who run the Fed were not interested in an audit for obvious reasons.  As the …

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All you need to put the lefts complaints of a GOP “smear campaign” against Carol Shea-Porter’s Graduation propaganda-mailing to High School seniors or the question of how she got those addresses from local school districts can be summed up as follows.   If Carol Shea-Porter was (god help us) a Republican, Kathy Sullivan would have …

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Swett Turns A Phrase

  In a recent email to supporters Katrina Swett puts a new spin on the thousand pound gorilla in the room.  The gorilla is the economy and K-Swett appears to have looked to the east for inspiration.  She also spelled the word “lose” wrong.  Figure out where yourself I have a blog to write.  The …

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Drop Dead Fed

In the most recent issue of National Review Gary Wolfram, Professors of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College wrote this in regard to Mises and Hayek’s Austrian business-cycle theory.   ""This theory emphasizes the role of the interest rate in bringing together the plans of producers and consumers. The interest rate is the price of loanable funds — in …

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Ray’s Gay ATM

 Ray must think people are stupid.  Well of course he does.  Just days after he worked hard to get Carol Shea Porter and Paul Hodes selected to receive out of state gay lobby money;  just days after a June 23rdfiling showed a prominent Gay millionaire funneling money into the NHDP through HRC New Hampshire; not long …

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