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Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 04:24 pm
... Screamed the thing that stated its wishes for my death. Hah.Read More ________________________________________________________ I can live with your ill will because you ain't got the stones to do diddly about it - just scream and yell and carry on ... get all hysterical and say "You're a bad person!" I sneer at you and cut a fart.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 04:50 pm
stevie, please see your doctor so he can raise the dose of your medicine. You seem to be havingRead More these episodes more frequently!!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 05:50 pm
Just like I thought. The only stones you have are to muster up the courage to dart out of yourRead More little hole and stick out your tongue and then rush back in and peek out again.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 10:43 am
Why is it that the Federal Governement has no issue with spending MILLIONS of Taxpayer monies to goRead More after ONE LEGAL US CITIZEN, but can't seem to utilize these forces on the Border with Mexico to help stop the flow of Illegal Drugs and Illegal Aliens? The force that amassed in Nevada included over 200 Heavily Armed Forces, Armored Vehicles and Helicopters and cost the US taxpayers MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, Yet our Borders are like a sieve with thousands of Illegals & drugs are entering the Country on a daily basis. Where are the Priorities, they know where to find Cliven Bundy and this can be dealt within the Court System. Why is there a need to declare WAR on this one man. Does Harry Reid and his idiot son have a hand in the game? Does the fact that they are both involved in a deal with the Chinese to sell them this contested land for a $5 BILLION Dollar Solar Installation have anything to do with this? What will happen to the Desert Tortoise's that are supposed to be endangered and are supposedly what led to this decision by BLM against Mr. Bundy to not have access to these Public Lands once this Chinese Solar Plant is built??? When will the REAL TRUTH be told by BLM and the Federal Government with regard to this direct act of aggression against a US Citizen? Will Barry order a Drone Strike since he now has the capability to use Drones against US citizens???
Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 04:27 pm
♪ ♫ Cuckoo! Cuckoo! ♪ ♫ Somewhere in Zurich, a clock is missing its little wooden bird.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 04:44 pm
stevie, Why can't you stop your childish posts and act like a MAN for a change? If you haveRead More nothing to add to the subject of the Blog then I suggest you go play with yourself.
Stephen D. Clark April 12, 2014 at 11:23 am
State sales taxes are regressive. Let's hear how much you think they'd be a good idea for NewRead More Hampshire.
Liz Pierce April 12, 2014 at 03:42 pm
everyone needs to take ownership of this federal government they elect. and congress being able toRead More pick and choose who pays taxes and who does not and how much is just too much power.
Stephen D. Clark April 12, 2014 at 09:28 pm
We do take ownership. We voted for the politicians currently in Congress, and we'll vote for theRead More next batch. The lack of directionality is the result of conflict more than it is corruption. You and I don't agree here. The same thing happens in Congress. The result? Little movement in any one direction.
skram bled April 10, 2014 at 03:49 pm
You're a homebrewer Scott?! Me too! I haven't had any time since my wife and I had a baby lastRead More August, but it is my favorite hobby. I ferment in a fridge using a dual temperature controller with a fermwrap -- the batch always stays at exactly the temperature the yeast likes (any yeast). Can't wait to brew another batch when I get some vacation time this summer. Cheers!
Andrew Townsend April 10, 2014 at 09:33 am
OK, you have drawn me in. Let's take this down a notch and chat, I'm not attacking you in any wayRead More here. I think we both are inserting our own experience into our interpretations. Just so you know, I'm not a tea bagger or a Portsmouth Nower, (who I tend to believe are the same people). I love the new development and don't think that people should get to dictate what buildings look like. I also wish people would be just a little less serious all the time, it just gets to be a drag after a while, everyone is always "outraged" over something, that's why this article feels refreshing to me, it's not so serious. As an aside, have you looked at the "Portsmouth Then page? To me it doesn't look like the author is an anti-government zealot either, that's why I don't think that was his point, I think he just picked that building because it is ugly, maybe I'm wrong, but that's my impression. I am interested in your opinion, but not your personal story, or how intelligent you are, just what you think about the topic at hand. Sorry if I am too longwinded again.
David Anderson April 10, 2014 at 11:47 am
A couple of observations - - the author of the article is NOT the author of the 'Portsmouth Then'Read More page, but both are members of the FSP. - most of the name-calling, insults, derogatory, derisive and offensive remarks are directed AT those residents or groups of residents, such as 'Portsmouth Now' who have shown up, organized and spoken for 'sustainable growth', as they would call it. Rarely is it the other way around, and this article, links and comments proves it. - many of those calling for unlimited, unchecked growth in the downtown, with little or no restrictions, especially on social media, are not residents of Portsmouth. If they are residents, they don't bother voting or showing up at all. In the end, the discussion must be had with full disclosure with the residents of Portsmouth - it is called democracy.
renee April 10, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Personally, I only initially commented because I did feel offended by the government buildingRead More comment. It may have been off topic but if so don't respond and the author can delete my comments. You are telling people how to act and respond. That isn't what a blog is about. I love this city and whatever happens with growth I will learn to grow with it. And how can we talk about growth and parking in this city without talking about this building? It has only been in the news nearly daily the past few weeks I did not intend to continue to comment, but defending my initial comment is my right as well A bit about some of us government workers. We don't have pensions. We haven't had a raise or increase in many years. Oh poor me, I know. As an accountant with an advanced degree I could easily work elsewhere for a lot more money, but the quality of life here for myself and my son as a single parent is more important. I choose to spend my time and therefore my money here. It is people like myself , 40 something's who live here, pay taxes, vote , so our stories ARE important. So now I am the long winded one:)
Stephen D. Clark April 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm
The killing of combatants in a formally declared war isn't "murder," and the pressRead More excoriated Bush for being incompetent, not for making war. He made war badly, and that was his crime.
Albert Green April 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Are we at war with Pakistan? How about Yemen? I must have missed that, perhaps it was buried underRead More more important stuff like Duck Dynasty or Kim Kardashian. It has been estimated that for every so- called terrorist killed by drone strikes there are 50 innocents sent to oblivion with them. Perhaps your devotion to the party line outweighs any shred of a moral compass, but we are supposed as a Nation to be better than that. Did the missiles all misfire when Bush launched them? Or are you referring to the Iraq war which was passed by the US Senate with yes votes from Sens. Reid, Biden, Kerry, and Clinton? BTW Even Stalin and Mao went through the pretense of giving their " enemies of the State " a trial before doing them in. Way too much trouble for us though.
Stephen D. Clark April 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm
With the 2001 Authorization for Use of Force against Terrorists (AUMF), we are at war with al-Qaeda,Read More an entity not restricted to nation states. We are at war in Yemen and Pakistan, but not with Yemen and Pakistan. It's complicated and confusing to some people, I'm sure. ________________________________________________________ Collateral damage is an enduring feature of all wars, but technology is reducing the numbers.
jpf2361 March 30, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Here is an example of how the Progressive's are using the IRS to go after average Citizens. This isRead More an example of how the IRS amongst others are RUINING people's lives. A brilliant presentation by this woman... it is a must watch... make no mistake this is what you get when you elect someone like Barack Obama.... Worth watching – should scare you regardless of your political, religious or other beliefs. It COULD happen to anyone of us. Our government at its worst!!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=589797007761126
jpf2361 March 30, 2014 at 01:24 pm
The reason stevie is upset about the use of the drawing above is because it LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM!!!Read More As he is ALWAYS CRYING about something.
Stephen D. Clark March 30, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Hey, Kevin, what was that you were saying about "progressive activists?"
skram bled March 7, 2014 at 02:59 pm
I can relate. I moved to Portsmouth 10 years ago to live with a girlfriend who dumped me two monthsRead More later. By that time I had already fallen in love with Portsmouth and decided to stay. Luckily I did, because a short time later I met the wonderful woman who would become my wife and mother to my children. Can't imagine living anywhere else! (until I can't afford Portsmouth anymore, that is -- the cost of living just keeps going up year after year here).
Stephen D. Clark March 7, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Photo used with permission of Eco Photography? It's not properly credited.
Lincoln Dwyer March 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm
I gotta wonder who Scrott is sleeping with to get glowing accolades for such an incredibly sexistRead More view of women -- referring to this and other towns as "her/she", eyeing them like a cheating husband, or a perv at some strip bar. If anything, it's Scrott who needs to change HIS perspective about Portsmouth, rather than it to his wanton desires. And the Patch editors as well.
Kevin Kervick March 6, 2014 at 10:30 am
I found this analysis in a conservative blog comment section: In 1783 United States independenceRead More was ratified at the Treaty of Paris. The original thirteen colonies were now recognized by the American people and the international order as the United States of America. In 1783 the peninsula of Crimea was peacefully annexed by Catherine the Great into the Russian empire. This was achieved without war. From that year until the Nazi invasion and occupation of 1941-44 and then more recently when the new boundaries of Ukraine were ratified by treaty in 1991, these lands never passed from Russian hands. This explains why the overwhelming population of Crimea is Russian and why their allegiances and cultural ties remain with Russia. Great powers always redraw political boundaries at the end of wars and always get it wrong. The lingering pernicious effects of these profound errors play out for decades. The Russian people would no more think of severing Crimea from the Russian homeland than Americans would think of severing New Hampshire from our homeland. Both "states" were incorporated into their respective countries by facts on the ground and then ratified by international law in 1783. We wouldn't appreciate Russia meddling along our borders. Is it such an outrageous proposition to understand why Russia doesn't appreciate our meddling along theirs? Our own political elites love to distract the American people with their non-stop foreign interventions. All the better to distract us from their on-going exploitation of our financial resources and the abridgments of our liberties. And Reuters has this: "Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis" http://news.yahoo.com/big-power-talks-ukraine-crisis-little-progress-003521587--business.html
Kevin Kervick March 6, 2014 at 10:35 am
People seek to preserve and participate in their own cultures. The American Community (culture) isRead More becoming unrecognizable to me, thus I fear we may be heading in the same direction as Crimea. For an astute analysis on this recurring systemic pattern, take a look at this interview I did with an esteemed scholar from Portsmouth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgQbK3C5Qwk
Stephen D. Clark March 6, 2014 at 06:00 pm
The United States is "acting like a global bully these days" how? By getting out of twoRead More wars at once? ________________________________________________________ Get with the times. Bush has been out of office for a little over five years now.
Stephen D. Clark March 5, 2014 at 05:47 pm
The abuses that attend law enforcement are nothing compared to the abuses we'd have without any lawsRead More at all.
Stephen D. Clark March 2, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Pure hysteria. ________________________________________________________ No vital American interestRead More is at stake. No one in the Obama administration is seriously talking about doing anything more than shunning Russia by excluding them from the G8 and instituting some economic sanctions in concert with the European Union and other lesser allies. ________________________________________________________ Kerry has said that all options are on the table. He has to say that, but all other signals are that military responses are not being considered. There will just be diplomatic protests and economic sanctions because, again, no vital American interest is at stake.
Joe Fraser March 2, 2014 at 06:15 pm
As if it has improved.
Joe March 2, 2014 at 07:01 pm
@Joe Fraser - This country needs a "tough guy in the room." We are a nation in declineRead More because we have no leadership, we have no leader. We are the laughing stock of the world. We have a guy in the White House that couldn't run a Seven Eleven as assistant manger, third shift, and balance the books. As a nation, we'd better wake up and put a leader in the White House, not someone who's greatest accomplishment is spending several weeks on vacation in Hawaii while the country burns.
Stephen D. Clark March 2, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Bin Laden is dead. We're not really all that worried about devastating physical attacks on U.S.Read More soil from al-Qaeda. ________________________________________________________ We're out of Iraq. We're almost out of Afghanistan. "It" has definitely improved.
Stephen D. Clark February 27, 2014 at 06:06 pm
♪ ♫ I give them cat scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫Read More Cat scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫ They got a bad scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫ The cat scratch fever ♪ ♫ ________________________________________________________ ******************************************************** ________________________________________________________ Ted Nugent all the way! (So what if he threatened to take custody of the child he neglected for years when the kid's mother finally sued for financial support?) Gun rights are what counts! Any scumbag will tell you that. Ted Nugent did. ________________________________________________________ ******************************************************** ________________________________________________________ ♪ ♫ I give them cat scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫ Cat scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫ They got a bad scratch fever ♪ ♫ ******************************************************** ♪ ♫ The cat scratch fever ♪ ♫
Suzanne Hudson March 2, 2014 at 11:40 am
Stephen, you might want to consider actually reading and hopefully, subsequently comprehending theRead More blog before commenting. You sir, come across as a real jackass.
Stephen D. Clark March 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm
That's good, because I was channeling Ted Nugent, the spokesperson for gun owners of America and theRead More Republican Party. It's reassuring to know that I succeeded.
Stephen D. Clark February 10, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Americans believe in national greatness. Shrinking from dangers in the world is not our style. WeRead More don't negotiate with criminals and terrorists; we beat them.
Stephen D. Clark February 4, 2014 at 06:34 am
The point I'm making is that socialism is an economic system, not a governing one and isn't a kindRead More of political regime on its own. It's not a "form" or "system" of government, and a country with a generally socialist economy can manifest under a plurality of political regimes (if not in the purest version of every single one of them). ________________________________________________________ Saying socialism is a form or system of government is like saying that capitalism is. It's an ignorant claim.
jpf2361 February 4, 2014 at 06:18 pm
Stevie Enough of your SEMANTICS as your argument is MOOT!!!!! Who gives a damn if it's economic orRead More governing?? The result is still the same. Barry is supporting a socialist agenda and giving everything away that he possibly can to ensure votes for the Democratic Party. WELFARE STATE and a NANNY STATE TOO !!!
Stephen D. Clark February 4, 2014 at 07:23 pm
That would be a VERY perceptive insight if it wasn't totally false.Read More ________________________________________________________ States that vote for the Democrat in presidential elections tend to give more to the federal government than they receive in federal spending, and states that receive more in federal spending than they give tend to vote Republican. ________________________________________________________ Read this article and learn, turd-hopper: ________________________________________________________ "REPUBLICAN-HEAVY COUNTIES EAT UP MOST FOOD STAMP GROWTH " (Nov 5, 2012) ________________________________________________________ "Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. They include Republican strongholds like King County, Texas, which in 2008 backed Republican John McCain by 92.6 percent, his largest share in the nation; and fast-growing Douglas County, Colorado." ________________________________________________________ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/republican-heavy-counties-eat-up-most-food-stamp-growth.html
Stephen D. Clark January 27, 2014 at 05:50 pm
- He said with glee. ________________________________________________________ More guns equals moreRead More gun deaths. It's a "duh" thing.
Suzanne Hudson January 29, 2014 at 01:09 am
More guns?
Lincoln Dwyer February 3, 2014 at 08:07 am
But don't read any of your comments, you toads; I delete responses en-masses. Like Scott, I don'tRead More respond. You idiots define yourselves, by responding. I just did:
Lincoln Dwyer February 3, 2014 at 08:13 am
And Kevin, I keep hearing that Scott is your good friend. Which dilutes your opinions with heavyRead More bias. Yeah, you never served. But some of us did, like myself.
Kevin Kervick February 4, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Thank you for your service Dwyer. Now please honor your country by appreciating free speech withoutRead More acting like an idiot. Where and when did you serve? What do you want for your country? Again thank you.
Stephen D. Clark January 22, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Talk about proving himself right. Goes to show one of the prices we pay for making gun ownership aRead More civil right. Any moronic nut can own one.
Suzanne Hudson January 29, 2014 at 01:35 am
Stephen, if guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
Stephen D. Clark January 29, 2014 at 06:48 am
Private citizens who use guns to kill are far more lethal than those with other weapons. Around theRead More same time as Adam Lanza's shooting rampage, where he killed 20 schoolchildren, a nut in China was sentenced to death for his rampage with a knife. He slashed or stabbed 22 school kids, but not one of them died.