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The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 11, Febuary 15, 2019

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You know that events have gotten deeply weird when this newspaper quotes with approval a British Field Marshal who later became a Tory Prime Minister.

For that matter, who would ever have expected that a sleazy publisher would have so much in common with the nation’s most infamous G-Man?

Perverse to the end, Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr.—Rochester, New Hampshire’s least-favorite son—bucks this trend. By dying, he’s made the world a lot more normal.

On page eight: About 140 or 150 historical items worthy of note, curated by our Editor Dementicus.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 10, Febuary 1, 2019

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We found the spectacle of the Grand Yam submitting to the assembled might of the nation’s flight attendants and air traffic controllers so delectable that we attempted to preserve the feel of the moment.

Before we were through we had traced the connection between General John Stark, the Hero of Bennington, New Hampshire’s famed motto, Live Free or Die,” and the regicidal Jacobins who terrorized France’s aristocrats and beheaded King Louis XVI.

Also in the spirit of carpe diem, we considered the candidacy of bad-coffee king Howard Schultz in the Alleged News. It certainly deserves to be evanescent.

On page eight: About 140 or 150 historical items worthy of note, curated by our Editor Dementicus.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 9, January 18, 2019

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A Republican—of sorts—is in the White House, and the government has been shut down. We should be surprised?

Though this situation is to some degree predictable, we tried to tally up a few of its more ridiculous features anyway. Why not? We’re taxpayers. We want to get our money’s worth somehow, even if we have to work for it.

Like a deranged killer from a horror movie, a scheme to short-change our disabled veterans, declared dead eighteen months ago, now stalks the land again.

And, finally, on page eight, about 140 or 150 historical items worthy of note, curated by our Editor Dementicus.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 8, January 4, 2019

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It’s a time of transition in Washington, D.C. — and rarely has that been so welcome.

We take a mercifully brief look back at the 115th Congress, from a unique location. Ours is the nation’s swingiest swing district. It doesn’t just bounce from left to right, but up and down, too, on the ethical scale.

Reuters has been producing some truly disturbing news about the state of housing on our military bases. It seems to have been largely obscured by a whole lot of foofaraw. We have tried to add a little perspective.

Our readers continue to provoke lively discussion in our Mash Notes, Hate Mail, & Other Correspondence department.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 7, December 21, 2018

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“Life is short. Eat dessert first.”
— Jacques Torres

Whenever it’s possible to do so without risking dereliction of duty, we try to ignore Occupant, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—the world’s most expensive public housing unit. Too much of a bad thing can be, well, just too much.

This fortnight, though, we couldn’t resist catching up with Mr. Big Brain. Pass up a good laugh? In times like these? Thus we begin with a rant of a somewhat dessert-like nature.

We tried to tone down the levity with the Alleged News™, perhaps without much success. In our defense, when viewed from a perspective that is sufficient detached, U.S. tax policy is certainly laughable.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 6, December 7, 2018

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George Herbert [Hoover] Walker Bush has died, and the planet’s looking kinda peakèd. There’s a surprisingly strong connection between those two phenomena.

In a sudden and somewhat uncharacteristic fit of decorum, though, we refrain from directly lambasting the former President for his central role in the ruination of this planet’s one and only atmosphere, due to his recent demise.

We do, however, have an alternative target, and, since he’s still consuming oxygen, he’s fair game.

We also take note of the State of New Hampshire’s recent official declaration that, though it operates the Northeast’s largest bootlegging ring, it has—just ask it—pre-emptively defended itself against the petty jealousies of all other liquor enforcement and tax authorities in the region.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 5, November 23, 2018

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No one, at this point, and least of all us, ever suspected that the alleged Commander-in-Chief would suddenly begin performing the rituals of office in even a marginally-competent manner.

We have to admit, though, we were impressed by the way Donald Trump handled himself recently in Europe, and on his return—in a perverse way, of course.

The California fires provided plenty of nightmare fuel uniquely suited for TV. From time to time, some outlets managed to make the odd reference to our changing climate as a contributing factor. We thought it strange, though that the burned-over nuclear facilities hardly got a mention, so … .

Speaking of California, we were impressed by the L.A. Times’ coverage of Robinson Helicopter Company’s uniquely dangerous R44.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 4, November 9, 2018

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Finally, the election. A mid-term following the election of, shall we say, a somewhat controversial figure. One would naturally expect its final days to be … entertaining. No, it did not disappoint.

It’s an easy thing to overlook, especially since the corporate media are so easily distracted by other matters which they seem to think are more pressing, but from time to time we like to take stock of where things stand vis a vis the end of the world as we know it.

Amazon’s new series “Homecoming” is watchable and entertaining. It also carries curious echoes of a program out here in the real world.

With 400 members, New Hampshire’s General Court has had its share of … characters. Frank Sapareto is in a class by himself.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 3, October 26, 2018

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October 26, 2018 —
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The Republicans face a real challenge in the upcoming mid-term election. Between Trump in the White House and all the miscellaneous shenanigans in Congress, Democrats are itching to vote.

To motivate their team, Fox News, aka the Ministry of Misinformation, has the Fear Dial cranked up to 12. It’s a bold strategy—given the age of the audience, they risk putting more voters in the ICU than the voting booths.

With all the oligarch-funded think tanks the Republicans have on retainer, though, there’s always some new scheme to try out.

The F-35 has finally started earning its keep in Afghanistan. We take a look at its cost-effectiveness.

We also take a look at the Administration’s plans to destroy the Post Office — a topic to which we should all pay more attention.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 263, No. 2, October 12, 2018

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” … Some catalyst in the Republican psyche—perhaps it was the rise of Newt Gingrich, a few years later—transmogrified Bork into the Baron of Butthurt: a wronged hero, cruelly denied that which was rightfully his by a brazen gang of unscrupulous schemers. Having conjured up this false assessment of the Democrats’ tactics, Republicans then adopted them as their own Standard Operating Procedure … ”

Also: a recap of the long forgotten and scarcely believable fight over the Crystalline Repository Project, which once threatened to make southwestern New Hampshire a “national sacrifice ares” for the permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste generated by privately owned nuclear power plants.

Thank goodness such foolishness is over.

What’s that you say …?