It's unfortunate the Tea Party, which many of us took as "T" as in taxes, got hijacked by the religious right. If that had not happened, there would be far more many Tea Partiers. True Tea Partiers, old time Republicans, folks who care about the future of this country, take this party back from the so called "pro-life" wacko bible thumpers. They are playing into the hands of O'Bummer, the $ociali$t in Chief. The way we're headed, I'm glad I'm old and won't have to put up with this $ocialism much longer. My kids will, but ...... ...(full comment)
Interesting to see how Duck Dynasty has morphed into an argument over CCA. Frankly, Concord is lucky to get any so called headliners. NH as a whole and Concord in particular are cultural backwaters and don't have the audiences to attract true headliners. Someone even complained about Robertson's ticket price, big names mean big bucks. Now back to Robertson, when I first heard about duck dynasty on the news and all the fallout I have to admit that my immediate reaction was one of condemnation. After looking at many articles and stories about Phil's clan I came to the realization that he is not the backwater redneck hick he is portrayed to be. I don't agree with his beliefs completely but he isn't forcing his beliefs on anyone. The issue is with his followers who aren't so understanding. ...(full comment)
I think that what is not getting proper consideration here is that an elected official is responsible for setting this nonsense in motion. At the end of the day we are responsible for this, all of us that vote that is. Sadly this is what happens when we vote for people running for local office that are ill suited for the responsibilities of the office that they will have to run and guide once elected.
People like this make these kinds of decisions without proper consideration for the position that they were elected to in the first place.
We should vote no on this kind of warrant article for many reasons. Then we should vote no, when possible, when it comes to people like Larry Anderson. They do not serve our towns in the way that they tell us they will while pandering for votes. ...(full comment)
I always read Doonesbury thru BD's football helmeted days. At some point tho my tastes changed and were further altered upon Trudeau's insistence that his strip had to remain it's original size while every other one was reduced. I can be pig headed and as a result I never read it again. That in itself makes no sense in retrospect, since I myself have a mantra of no rule should go unbroken or at least bent. I draw the line at laws tho. Now it appears that was my loss. Time to revisit the early years.......... ...(full comment)
I think that rewriting parts of laws and changing the rules without consent of Congress is grounds for impeachment. I think that using the IRS to target conservative groups is grounds for impeachment. Choosing which laws you want to follow and not follow is grounds for impeachment. Living high off of the hog and all gthe White House over the top parties while hard working Americans suffer is just a sign of arrogance and ignorance. ...(full comment)
Obama is a laughing stock on the world stage. He wants to gut the military, he has shown on the world stage that he thing "negotiating" with thugs is effective. We see that with Iran and his weak sister approach to use the United Nations and reduce sanctions. Putin has out maneuvered him at every turn, the North Koreans know that he can be pushed around. We have never looked weaker to the world. Obama and Democrats are pulling back from a strong military which is the only thing that really puts other countries on notice that we can react to any crisis in the world. He declared that we are no longer a "super-power" and John Kerry declared the Monroe Doctrine "over". Poor leadership, lack of will to defend freedom and playing on the world stage like a weak sister emboldens others who see the opportunity to raise havoc. ...(full comment)
That is not what I said Jim. I said the Reps are out of touch, And they are. We have laws in this country that have been passed like abortion, gay marriage, etc. The ACA is law and it will succeed or fail on it's own.
I do not know one Rep that wants abortion repealed in regards to the folks I know. I also do not know one Rep that wants gay rights appealed.
But the message from the left is that all Reps want social issues repealed because we have yahoos like Santorium and Perry stating that morals should be their agenda.
Those folks do not represent me, As far as I am concerned, religion and social issues for the most part should not be anybodies agenda unless they are being abused. We have passed laws so women can get abortions. On the same token, no govt should dictate to any religion about their beliefs period.
Most Americans are about jobs, security and an economy that needs a fix. They are also worried about what they will be leaving their grandkids in regards to debt and opportunity.
I am disgusted with Pols that play gottcha games. They are elected to fix things and they are not. Instead we have the focus on social issues, division and candidates that do not listen to us period.
It is like a bad soap opera. Dysfunction to the max. Been a very long time since I have seen a candidate that gets it right. ...(full comment)
The issues with the ACA are many. Obama promised that we could keep our insurance and doctors, if you are forced onto the ACA, there is a 90% chance that won't happen. Those are the facts on the ground and millions have lost their preferred coverage. Obama told us that the average family would save $2500. Another lie. Those people getting subsidized health insurance are getting that on the backs of people who have always found a away to cover themselves through employment or private plans. The ACA is nothing more than health care re-distribution. It may not be the government but the law itself is a disaster. Why people think that insurance companies or hospitals should cater their every need and offer a deal is beyond me. ...(full comment)