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Colonial Theatre: I guess that the Laconia City Council has finally learned that Hope is not a strategy?

This is GREAT – and exactly why Government, especially local Government, shouldn’t believe that simply because of their shining ability to get at least one more vote than the other guy that they are now economic geniuses.  They’re not and I now hope that all their constituent taxpayers pull their electoral plugs before Mayor Engler …

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Part 2 – Testimony on behalf of HB564 – relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones

I have so many “Parts” that I’ve started and never got back to finish them up (too many Shiny (an unShiny) Objects.  I think I’m going to do a rolling project, go back and finish them up; this is one of them.  In Part 1, I started to really lay into the Democrats who want …

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Data Point – Nowadays, it seems that Crony Capitalism pays

“In 2009, Strategas Group realized there was going to be a lot more government intervention into the economy, and stocks of companies that exhibited “the greatest lobbying intensity” might outperform the broad market. So the firm created a 50-stock “lobbying index.” …My take: Two ways to make money in 2013 America: add value or have …

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Blogline of the Day: It spotlights: don’t do more until the basics are done

We have known about Reynolds’ Law for quite some time: “Subsidizing the markers of status doesn’t produce the character traits that result in that status; it undermines them.” Well, it seems like Glen Reynolds (of Instapundit fame) now has a new law (making the above Reynolds First Law) Reynolds’ Second Law: “The more a government …

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Liberal Hypocrisy – Children are the adults in the Progressive world

The second one definitely breeches Reynolds’ Second Law.  How can the Progressive mind believe that an 11 year old can make rational decisions about a powerful hormonal abortifacient but an adult can make a rational decision about how thirsty they are? Or is this ONLY about the money – another illegitimate baby on welfare for …

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“I wonder how the other Groksters are faring in the midst of the destruction….”

Tim posed that question yesterday, my answer is “Not too shabby, actually”.  Sure, just like the Federal Government, I had to take a 2% haircut financially earlier this year (1/1/13) as  Obama decided that His Progressive policy to “better perfect” tax policies, decreed that I had to give up not paying the FICA tax that …

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Freedom depends on who gets to choose and make the decisions

The abridged definition of “Freedom” is how many choices one can make, unforced and unfettered.  I get to make the choice – not you and not Government.  When you and Government starting making those decisions for me, that by definition, is less Freedom. The Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, was …

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Black Swan: Obama’s actions created the TEA Party. Is the Establishment Old Guard Republicans are about to be black swanned?..

“ if you aren’t going to do what you say you would, we can no longer trust you“ I am beginning to think so.  Certainly here in NH during the last two election cycles, the enmity between what I would call the Old Guard Establishment (e.g., “I’m a Republican because…..I’m a Republican” and “who the …

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“Why do you need to have that?” – never a question an Elected Official should ask of a Citizen

That question is reserved for parents talking to their children (either in a pique generated by the kids or in trying to teach them to think about the whys and wherefores) or to a boss questioning how a purchase is going to further the goals of that company (we’ll come back to both in a …

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