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LIPSTICK ON A PIG

One of the arguments being advanced in favor of the constitutional amendments presently percolating in the House, the most prominent of these being the Whalley and Smith amendments (I’ll call them the House amendments), is that they would restore the status quo prior to the Claremont decisions.   This argument is stunningly wrong.  The status quo …

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ANOTHER ARTICLE ON WHY IT’S BLUEHAMPSHIRE

"The muted objections to the state legislature’s approval of civil unions-the governor signed the bill last week-is one sign of the state’s deepening liberalism.  ‘In five to 10 years, it’ll be a solidly Democratic state like the rest of New England,’ predicts Andrew Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center." The article …

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T-Bones – glad they came!

      TMEW and I went to a new restaurant this past week in Laconia,NH called T-Bones.  A NH based chain, they have quite a menu – and had my favorite on it.  Now, I have traveled a lot for business over the years and eaten in almost all parts of the country; I’m …

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Memorial Day

A day designated in the United States for honoring dead members of the armed forces. Cross: 1. "A gibbet or ancient instrument of torture, generally made of two pieces of timber placed across each other, usually with an upright set in the ground and a horizontal crosspiece below the top of the upright. Upon this, …

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Relegating the poor to more misery

Was reading this article over at Honolulu Advisor (why not, I lived in Honolulu for a few months years ago!).  The Kaua’i County Council yesterday passed the state’s first ban on "big-box" stores, with a prohibition on any retail or wholesale establishment bigger than 75,000 square feet. Council members said they oppose big-box stores for …

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More is never enough, is it?

Very few politicians actively campaign for lower taxes, and then mean it.  Most, especially if they have been around for a while, are always looking for new revenue streams…. …as if they really believe that they always have the right to take more out of the pockets of those that actually earn it (yeah, I …

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About those healthcare costs… Part 3. What if Wal Mart got in the act? (GASP!)

    . In prior postings on the subject, I noted that the delivery of health care services in my local region is controlled in total by a single monopoly. I wrote …the local "non profit" health-delivery institution is, for all intents and purposes, a monopoly. Through the years, they have worked all the machinations …

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