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Will Gov. Sununu Grow a Spine or Kiss the Ring

Game of Thrones pushed the phrase ‘ bend the knee‘ into the popular consciousness. It means to acquiesce to power to save your neck, even if just for the moment. Another is “kiss the ring.” Wiktionary defines this as “An allusion to a traditional manner of expressing obeisance to a bishop (especially the pope) or king.”

A Patriotic “New Years” Resolution – Resolve To Be Free From Tyranny

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Independence day, which I did not in my previous post with the Declaration of Independence.  I also wanted to mention the strange feeling that I awoke with today. I think I know what the second or third generations of conquered nations felt like; remembering the “old ways” out …

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Obamacare…and a Letter to the Editor sent to the Wall Street Journal

Yesterday, in fact. I figure it’s hasn’t got a snowball’s chance of getting printed in the WSJ, so what the hell, I’ll publish it here: Editor: You note that under Obamacare the states “would no longer a independent and autonomous units with the federalist system but agents of Washington.” Quelle surprise! The states have long been relegated …

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Reuters Headline: What The?

Reuters is referring to DOMA, the defense of marriage act, which is not an anti-gay marriage law. It does not prevent a state from passing a same sex marriage law. It is a federal law that allows states to define marriage for themselves and does not require them to recognize any form of marriage which the majority of that states residents may object to.

New Hampshire Needs To Go Into Rehab

“…state governments learn to rely to much on federal handouts as well. New Hampshire democrats just “balanced” the state budget with more debt and millions in federal money that’s not even there. So now they’ll have to get someone to put it back or their budget will not be “in balance,” like some crack whore begging for another hit.”