OK…Back to Work

Posted in General on July 3, 2013 by Soap Box One

Sorry for the lack of posting as of late. Trying to balance real life commitments with my virtual ones.

Got a lot to catch up on here.

Still got a Republic to save.

Gonna be a busy summer.

Golden Opportunity

Posted in General on March 4, 2013 by Soap Box One

Democrats in Concord will have an excellent opportunity on Wednesday to demonstrate whose side they are on in the education debate. Will they vote for improved educational opportunities for the children of New Hampshire, or for the continuing enrichment of their political allies in the teachers’ unions?

CONCORD ­- The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on charter school legislation that could set the stage for an end to a moratorium on new charters imposed in September by the Board of Education.

If the preliminary measure is approved in the House, it will go to the House Finance Committee for review, prior to a final vote, after which the Senate will have to act before the bill goes to the governor for her signature.

Despite the fact that Democrats hold both the House and the Governor’s office, there is a chance this bill will pass.

There’s still a long legislative path ahead, but charter school supporters are more optimistic than they have been for years, given that Gov. Maggie Hassan has included additional money for new charter schools in her budget proposal for the next biennium.

If the State insists on being in the education business, we must see to it that our tax dollars are used in the most effective manner possible.

If Only It Were True

Posted in General on February 26, 2013 by Soap Box One

Grant Bosse at New Hampshire Watchdog has a piece titled “Fourth Graders are running the State House”.

I wish.

Even the average nine-year-old in New Hampshire knows you can’t go the store and buy things with imaginary money.

It’s Not the Speed….

Posted in Concord, Transportation on February 24, 2013 by Soap Box One

…it’s the stupidity.

WMUR: House considering raising speed limit in parts of NH.

CONCORD, N.H. — If some lawmakers have their way, drivers will be able to go 70 miles per hour on a stretch of Interstate 93 north of Concord, N.H.

The House votes Wednesday on a bill to raise the limit from 65 mph to 70 mph from Exit 18 to the Vermont border. The current speed limit would remain the same through Franconia Notch.

Sounds fine to me.

I’d rather be surrounded by safe, responsible drivers doing 85 mph than a bunch of road raging maniacs, drunk drivers, and texting teenagers swerving all over the road at 65.

If (and that’s a BIG if) public safety is the main concern here, and not speeding ticket revenue, they’ll pass this bill and turn their focus to those individuals who are driving recklessly on the roads.

Fairness

Posted in General on February 20, 2013 by Soap Box One

We here at the New Hampshire Soap Box don’t have an unreasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment. We just want the president and Congress to respect our right to posses the same kind of guns that the Obama administration smuggled into Mexico for the Mexican drug cartels to use against our country’s law enforcement personnel.

All Rights Are Equal…

Posted in General on February 19, 2013 by Soap Box One

…but some rights are more equal than others.

If this story popped up on the wires, what would be the over/under on the number of cities, towns, and college campuses burned to the ground in violent protests across the country?

WASHINGTON — A decision by a South Carolina county is roiling the already contentious debate over potential abortion laws.

Lexington County’s Public Health Department is closing abortion clinics indefinitely.

“It is a temporary moratorium. We will revisit this,” says Steven Fairbanks with the agency’s South Carolina-National Health Care Commission. “We are taking everybody’s opinions and actions into account.”

Fairbanks is promising the department will re-evaluate its decision after lawmakers in D.C. and Columbia are done debating possible abortion bills.

“We felt that given the potential legislation on the state and the federal level, we are putting a hold on that activity for now until we can reassess after the legislative session.”

The move includes only abortion clinics that receive county funding and has led to the cancellation of several scheduled abortions.

The protests would be deafening.

The mainstream news media would be virtually crucifying those responsible for perpetrating this crime against humanity.

The damage to private and public property caused by rioting mobs of “progressives” would run into the millions of dollars.

BUT….

Since we’re talking about guns instead of abortions, it’s OK.

Nothing to see here.

Move along.

WASHINGTON — A decision by a Maryland county is roiling the already contentious debate over potential gun control laws.

Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is banning gun shows indefinitely.

“It is a temporary moratorium. We will revisit this,” says Anita Pesses with the agency’s Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. “We are taking everybody’s opinions and actions into account.”

Pesses is promising the department will re-evaluate its decision after lawmakers in D.C. and Annapolis are done debating possible gun control bills.

“We felt that given the potential legislation on the state and the federal level, we are putting a hold on that activity for now until we can reassess after the legislative session.”

The move includes only shows that would take place on county-owned land and has led to the cancellation of at least one event.

Public Service Announcement

Posted in General on February 18, 2013 by Soap Box One

Shooter’s Outpost in Hooksett, New Hampshire has a pretty good inventory of Sig Sauer SIG-M400 Enhanced AR-patterned rifles in stock. $1249, comes with one 30-round magazine.

Also in Olive Drab Green and Flat Dark Earth.

 

M400-Enhanced-FDE_detail-hero(made in Exeter, New Hampshire)

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