Hunter, I don't see this piling on you speak about. This was about ONE idiot democrat using Twitt'r for some stupid comments. I still don't see the foundation for such outrage because of a couple of Twits by this loose cannon. I see this as just a means to her her name in the news, as I had never even heard of her before. So in that respect it seems to be working. ...(full comment)
the super elite enclave of Hopkinton??? Yes there are pockets of elitists as every other small town but here you go with your famous generalizations. You are aware that Hopkinton and Contoocook are really one town? ...(full comment)
I thought the president claimed everyone who had health insurance could keep their doctor, apparently not, but let's not concern ourselves with politicians who are sociopathic liars.Period. Unfortunately I must agree with van, the young lady was forced into this situation as a result of her mothers employer modifying her employment status as a result of the affordable Care Act. If miss Bauer is paying $24 per month for insurance which equates to $250 per year, should I guess it was the result of the the union official who helped her achieve this status or if that is the true cost for healthcare insurance per capita then democrats should control the senate 100-0 and the house 435-0 in 2014. Sign me and my family up. ...(full comment)
I am not "destitute", but you obviously do not know how much health care insurance costs for someone in their 60's and older even if they are in good health. Lucky for you to make enough to pay for your own insurance after retirement. Lucky for me to be old now and not in the future when people like me who are of no further use to our country will be thrown in some pit, I guess. ...(full comment)
That's hardly the issue. No one is being denied freedom of association, or any other freedom. To the contrary, the Free State Project looked at a number of states, and decided that they, as a group (en masse) could most likely have an influence on the politics of NH, which they regarded as the state most likely to warmly greet their arrival. They hoped to establish a "Libertopia" in NH. What they didn't take into consideration was the stubborn Yankee strain in NH and New England that dislikes hypocrisy-- the kind of covert, even sneaky behavior that typifies Libertarians--as exemplified by those who ran for office as Republicans but then revealed themselves to be nothing but far-right extremists--which is what most, though not all "libertarians" seem to be. One only has to spend some time on Granite Grok to be repulsed by the smug sureness of the ideologues who contribute to that site-- "dominating the political bandwidth" indeed. Libertarianism isn't coercive? That must be why so many of them have a gun fetish, and have as their motto: "Come and take it". In the real world, the effects one can have on another are often subtle and far-reaching; as the NH Constitutes states (paraphrasing here): we surrender a little bit of our personal liberty for the sake of living in harmony with the larger society. Libertarians missed that concept the rest of us were taught in kindergarden. Individually they're just annoying; en masse, such thinking is a recipe for chaos. ...(full comment)
In case you weren't joking and art serious, you could start withnthe first amendment. Then - "The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...." and Article VI specifies that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The modern concept of a wholly secular government is sometimes credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke, but the phrase "separation of church and state" in this context is generally traced to a January 1, 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper.
Echoing the language of the founder of the first Baptist church in America, Roger Williams—who had written in 1644 of "[A] hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world"— Jefferson wrote, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."" But seriously you did already know this. ...(full comment)
Bunny, I have goggled Rep. Marilinda Garcia and have only found one articles accusing one irritating democrat as having started this firestorm of fake outrage. Even the State Democratic Party has asked for an apology. Being compared to Palin, O'Brien and Kardashian is truly an insult, I wouldn't even use those 3 in am sling against Sail. So why the general condemnation over one persons mTwits, yes I know? Look at the negative ads that the GOP was preparing in Virginia when they thought Ashley Judd would throw her hat in the election there. Negative campaigning is not a democratic monopoly. So again I ask, just what is the big deal, Peter Sullivan is not a stranger to rogue behavior. ...(full comment)
If you have the sheer arrogance to ask such a , can't think of a word other than, stupid question. Trying to reason would be like explaining Perl scripts to my 3 year old granddaughter. Separation of church and state was part of the bedrock of our type of government. Now I understand your posts better. Our Constitution contains more than the right to bear arms you know? ...(full comment)
I am 100% sure that in the USA, you have the 1st amendment right to freedom of association...meaning, its unconstitutional to make a law that would deny a person entry into a state for their political beliefs. But...we know thats what the left wants here in NH... ...(full comment)
The low information voter is the one who votes on one issue as opposed to all of what a candidate stands for. We need more moderates from both parties. Both parties are too entrenched in their platforms. When you lean too far one way, you eliminate compromise. Both parties are guilty of that. ...(full comment)
Nobody deserves to be treated that way, even if you deem they were begging for it. It is still hate rhetoric and nasty. I am not a Palin or Bachman fan, nor am I a McCain fan I also have no issue with gays except for one. Changing their unions into being called marriage. That to me mandates that religions change their tenets.
As far as PC goes it is stupid. All it does is change the wording of things, and in many cases disguise the truth.
As far as what any employer offers as benefits, that is a choice. You do not like the vacations offered or the medical , seek employment elsewhere.
The idea that folks have no choice about anything in their lives for me is very rare. That happens with health issues for sure, but as far as where you work, your education, etc, I do believe that if you want something bad enough you can attain it. Takes hard work and patience, but those of us that have lifted ourselves out of poverty, know it can be done. And many of us have done it without help from the govt. ...(full comment)