Archive for January, 2013

As Kryptonite is to Superman…

Posted in Free Speech on January 24, 2013 by Soap Box One

…so is liberty to progressive leftism.

Only hours after students installed a “Free Speech Wall” at Carleton University to prove that campus free speech was alive and well, it was torn down by an activist who claimed the wall was an “act of violence,” against the gay community.

“What we wanted to promote was competition of ideas, rather than ‘if I disagree with you I’ve got to censor you,’” said Ian CoKehyeng, founder of Carleton Students for Liberty, the creators of the wall.

Installed on Monday in the Unicentre Galleria, one of campus’ most high-traffic areas, the wall was really more of a 1.2 x 1.8 meter wooden plank wrapped in paper and equipped with felt markers.

By Tuesday morning the wall was gone, destroyed in an act of “forceful resistance,” by seventh-year human rights student Arun Smith.

Whoever’s paying his tuition bill needs to begin the process of getting a refund from the university. Seven years in, and he hasn’t got a clue about human rights or how freedom works.

Our First Political/Legislative Endorsement

Posted in NH Advantage on January 23, 2013 by Soap Box One

The New Hampshire Soap Box is proud to announce our full-hearted endorsement of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s current proposal to tax the working people of Massachusetts back to the Stone Age Precambrian Era.

Candy, soda, tobacco, and bottles of water and sports drinks are all in Gov. Deval Patrick’s crosshairs as announced another $2 billion tax wish list in his $34.8 billion proposed fiscal 2014 budget at the State House this afternoon.

Among the tax highlights:

– The cigarette excise tax would be hiked by $1 to $3.51 per pack. Taxes on cigars and smokeless tobacco would also increase.

– The state would essentially expand the bottle bill to include water bottles and sports drinks on deposits.

– Candy and soda would no longer be exempt from the state sales tax.

With Democrats in Concord doing all they can to water down the New Hampshire Advantage, it’s nice to see elected officials in Massachusetts working hard on their end to make up for it.

“This is a plan to grow jobs,” Patrick insisted about his push to hike taxes.

In other news, unbeknownst to many, they’ve apparently legalized recreational marijuana use in the Massachusetts State House.

Hope you brought enough to share, Governor.

Adult Supervision…

Posted in General on January 23, 2013 by Soap Box One

…you’re doing it wrong.

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — A 7-year-old Connecticut boy is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash in northern New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say Thomas Reeves of Winsted, Conn., suffered head and chest injuries from his accident on a trail in Dix’s Grant on Monday. He was operating the snowmobile and failed to negotiate a left curve in the trail.

Call us old-fashioned, but who the hell gives a seven-year-old the keys to a snowmobile? Might as well give him the keys to the truck and ask him to go out and pick you up a 30-pack.

If You Didn’t See This Coming…

Posted in Concord on January 22, 2013 by Soap Box One

…you’re not paying attention.

UL: House bills propose raising NH minimum wage

CONCORD – The minimum wage for New Hampshire workers, bounced around like a political football depending on which party is in power, is back in play.

With Democrats in control of the state House of Representatives, two bills to raise the minimum wage are scheduled for hearings next week.

Both bills have to reestablish a minimum wage for New Hampshire, since the state Legislature under Republican leadership in 2011 overrode a veto by Gov. John Lynch to eliminate it. That means the federal minimum wage, set at $7.25 per hour, prevails in the Granite State.

HB 127, co-sponsored by Reps. Peter Sullivan, D-Manchester, and Timothy Horrigan, D-Durham, would restore the state minimum wage and set the rate at $8. The bill also calls for the rate to be adjusted every two years based on inflation, subject to a vote of the Legislature.

HB 241, sponsored by Rep. Tim Robertson, D-Keene, would set the rate at $9.25 an hour as of Sept. 1. In both bills, tipped employees in the hospitality industry would have to be paid no less than 45 percent of the minimum wage, as is now the case.

Let’s play a round of “What If…?”.

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Posted in General on January 21, 2013 by Soap Box One

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Hands Down

Posted in General on January 21, 2013 by Soap Box One

The most arrogant, deceitful conman ever elected to the presidency.

And You Thought Low-Information Voters Were Bad…

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

Meet America’s no-information voters.

We’re doomed.