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Fergus Cullen and The Other “Smartest Guys In The Room”

“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.”    —Will Rogers  As I sit and read the paper over morning coffee, I read yet another hit piece on Bill O’Brien.   …

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Vote For My Girl, Or I’ll Turn Ugly

Just when you thought the skullduggery in the NHGOP couldn’t get any worse, the establishment tipped its hand spectacularly. First the history: When Jack Kimball surprised the establishment and won the chairmanship in 2011, and scored a small victory for conservatism, they couldn’t stop him getting the job, but they could certainly make it impossible …

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Here’s a “Thank’em” for Papa Smurf for playing with Andrea Mitchell’s head

Also known around these parts as TGOTN (“The Gnome Of The North“).  Well, our official motto IS “Thank’em when they’re right and spank’em when their wrong”.  We’ve been hard on him since the manuver to install Julianne Bergeron as his handpicked success as Chair of the NH GOP (hey, how’s that Wayne MacDonald doing, eh, …

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Not So Lucky Talisman – Wipeout in SC

The best laid plans of gnomes and men were not enough to save Mittens from a hubristic wipeout in South Carolina Saturday evening. First he claimed the momentum and inevitability after NH, then, as he saw Newt’s numbers rebounding, Romney called in the surrogate attackers, and finally he tried to backpedal expectations – all to no avail. Newt’s margin of victory was …

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Data Point – Once again, “who pays the taxes”? Where’s the Press on this?

From the Wall Street Journal: “This all-too-conveniently confuses the incidence of a tax with the burden of a tax. The marginal tax rate on every additional dollar of capital gains and dividend income from corporate profits can reach as high as 44.75% at the federal level (assuming a company pays the 35% top corporate rate), …

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