One of the Visigoth wannabes who literally shut down last Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting apparently had no choice.

“We are literally living in, you know, mild communism,” she said in explaining her behavior.

Actually, no. You are neither literally nor figuratively living under communism. If you were and you acted out in the manner you and your fellow yahoos did, you would have been hauled off to a jail cell where you would have had no medical treatment for the welts that police truncheons raised on your head, literally.

Last week’s scene was appalling, on several levels. In miniature, it reminded us of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in which police and building security were ill-prepared and democracy was briefly shut down. That widely-seen spectacle, as well as more recent stunts here in New Hampshire, makes all the more unforgivable the lack of preparation by Gov. Chris Sununu and the Executive Council as well as police security.

Even without proper planning, the meeting held at the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College should not have been canceled. At the first signs of unrest, the police should have seized those disturbing the peace and hauled them off, not to a gulag or reeducation camp, but to the county jail. Yes, it might have been a bit messy, but there were plenty of police on hand. Democracy should not be denied or delayed by thuggery.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Have WMUR-TV and NH Public Radio caved to the wishes/demands/broadsides of Democratic shills and others who complain that New Hampshire’s governor shouldn’t be getting air time to impart COVID-19 information to the public?

The day after last week’s anniversary of the JFK assassination came an even lesser acknowledged calendar item. Nov. 23, 1804, was the birthday of Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire’s only U.S. President (to date, Gov. Sununu, to date).

Ahh, the glorious sights and sounds of late autumn in New Hampshire. The sights include the lawn signs demanding climate action NOW. The sounds, from dawn to dusk, include those coming from the leaf-blowing machines that attempt to defeat Mother Nature at her own game. Often, the same lawns …

Friday, November 26, 2021

If you are of a certain age, Thanksgiving is a reminder of a sad and solemn anniversary. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

It was terrific welcoming the return of championship boxing to New Hampshire a week ago. Topping the card was the undefeated Rhode Island WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who scored a second round stoppage against game Irishman Jason Quigley.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig says she appreciates the work of InTown Manchester over the years. But she just doesn’t seem to know what that work might be or how it was paid for.

Friday, November 19, 2021

In the matter of vaccine mandates, some New Hampshire lawmakers who bridle at Joe Biden’s attempts to dictate to businesses have no problem in themselves telling business what they cannot do.