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Ancient Chinese Secret

In an amusing week for Carol Shea-Porter, in which she almost sounded McCarthyesque in her suspicions of Chinese communist cash infiltrations into the campaigns of domestic candidates, how long can it be before she blames her 2010 election loss on Global Warming?

Welfare – providing the basics

I have no problem in providing a basic safety net.  I do, however, have a problem in defining "the basics" upward to include more and more and more: SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco has finished installing free Wi-Fi in its public housing facilities as part of a citywide housing improvement initiative. Mayor Gavin Newsom and …

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Conventional Wisdom – The Republican DEMolition made us safer. Skip’s wisdom – au contraire; and let me tell you why!

Many of us on the Right breathed a sigh of relief when we saw that the majority of the US House swung to the Republicans.  While not booting Reid out of the Majority Leader’s seat in the Senate, the gains by Republicans there got an approving nod as well.  Why not?  America expressed its political …

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Why Liberty Sucks

Published the day after Christmas, a young journalist named Christopher Beam explains it all in an article in New York magazine (fitting, that) called The Trouble With Liberty. You see, "Libertarians, of both left and right, haven’t been this close to power since 1776. But do we want to live in their world?" The answer unfolds …

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What Would We Do Without Studies Like These?

Someone has discovered that oral sex is a gateway drug to intercourse among teenagers. A three year study determined that teens who have oral sex are more likley to have intercourse than teens who do not. And if you ask the Baptists they will tell you that intercourse leads to dancing, or was that the other way around?

A Guidebook for the New Hampshire Legislature!

Absolutely everything they need to know for 2011 is to be found IN THIS GUIDE.  All they need to do is print it out, read it, understand it, and design a new tax system for New Hampshire this coming session. Excellent!

Requested….asked….civic duty…shared sacrifice…shared responsibility – Just cut the crap, will ya?

We all know EXACTLY what the politicians mean when they decide to "upscale" their demands.  From Best of the Web: Dear Constituents, Please Send Money. Love, Gov.  A New York Times editorial notes that many states are facing insolvency and, predictably, argues that the answer is to burden their citizens with higher taxes: Too many …

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Formulaic Letters to the Editor – The Left Press is winding up!

Today in one of my local papers, I spotted two letters.  No, not exactly the same, but using the same construction: 1. We have economic challenges here in NH! 2. Why are legislators going to spend time on monkeying with a woman’s reproductive rights!  We are a pro-choice state! 4. You need to work for …

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The Chief Blue Hampster may have learned a dead language but not so much on math….

Dean over at Blue Hampshire is kvetching again.  Over Social Security.  Figures: If we Gen Xers had a nickel for every Very Serious Older Person in the Village who clamors for Social Security "reform" that doesn’t affect those nearing retirement – but is mum on those Gen-Xers who have been paying into it for decades …

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Data Point – the 111th Congress liked to spend money – a LOT of money!!!

From CNS News: 111th Congress, Democrat controlled, has accumulated more new debt–$3.22 trillion than the first 100 Congresses combined 111th Congress, Democrat controlled, has given each American $10,429.64 in new debt. Each American is now in debt to the tune of $44,886.57 for the total national debt of $13.859 trillion. 111th Congress, Democrat controlled, has …

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