Marc Comtois

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More Taxes on NatGas thanks to……

By Marc Comtois | November 19, 2021 |

As winter nears here in the Northeast, it sure is nice to know that part of the just-passed-the-House “Build Back Better” plan is a tax increase on natural gas. As  Eric Boehm of Reason reports: Buried inside the “Build Back Better” plan that cleared the House of Representatives on Friday morning is a new tax…

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Nicole Solas talks to National Review

By Marc Comtois | November 17, 2021 |

Nicole Solas and Jon Riches of the Goldwater Institute talked to Rich Lowry of National Review about Nicole’s ongoing battle against the South Kingstown School Department.    

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Tuesday’s Lesson – Change Starts Locally

By Marc Comtois | November 4, 2021 |

We’ve said this around here, well, forever. Justin even gave it a shot in Tiverton and exposed the depth of depravity of the true political insiders.  But that the road can be tough shouldn’t dissuade conservatives and moderates from seeking elected office and making some local change. As Stephen Kruiser writes: It’s important for more…

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Who is the real audience for Biden’s vax-mandate speech?

By Marc Comtois | September 10, 2021 |

According to John Podhoretz, Biden’s vax-mandate “speech was a Rube Goldberg message aimed at neurotic vaccinated people”.  Pohhoretz continues: He told the American people without qualification that fully vaccinated people are at incredibly low risk: “Only 1 out of every 160,000 fully vaccinated Americans was hospitalized for COVID per day.” Then he promised to shield…

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Engineers used “conservative” approach to build post-Katrina levees in New Orleans…

By Marc Comtois | September 3, 2021 |

…and it apparently paid off (relatively speaking).  As the saying goes, we’re all conservative when it comes to things we know about.  So, instead of calculating for a 100 year storm, which was the standard, they took New Orleans’ rather unique vulnerability into account, doubled some crucial numbers and got the defenses designed and built…

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There needs to be a movie about the “Pineapple Express”

By Marc Comtois | August 27, 2021 |

No, not a sequel, but a movie about the inspiring story coming out of Afghanistan about “an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the “Pineapple Express” to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety…”  Hollywood used to be able…

Engraving of the capture of Mistick Fort

If a cow-riding hermit like Rev. Blackstone is akin to Hitler…

By Marc Comtois | August 26, 2021 |

…then what do you call, for instance, the 200 or so Narragansett’s who helped wipe-out the Pequots at Mistick Fort? On May 23, a force of approximately 80 English (10 remained with the ships), 60 Mohegan and River Indians under Uncas, and 200 Narragansett marched 30 miles to present-day Mystic, Connecticut….Mistick Fort was engulfed in…

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Comedy Central’s version of Toby Flenderson Cancels ‘Diversity Day’ from its The Office re-runs

By Marc Comtois | August 25, 2021 |

According to Daily Wire (first discovered by Barstool), Comedy Central doesn’t find a particular episode of the sitcom The Office funny after all. The episode is famous for its politically incorrect storyline which features boss Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) forcing the paper company staff to participate in a racial diversity seminar where he speaks in…

Students Get at least 4 cracks at Passing the NECAP Requirement

By Marc Comtois | March 19, 2013 |

In light of the recent outcry over the NECAP graduation requirements, here are the actual requirements as published on the RI Dep’t of Ed. website: First Chance: Score 2 on first attempt (2 out of 4, 2 is partial proficiency) in 11th grade. If they fail the first try, the student and his parents are…

Who owns your stuff?

By Marc Comtois | March 19, 2013 |

When is our stuff actually, you know, our stuff? Recently a stir was caused when cell-phone unlocking—the practice of enabling your cellphone for use on any cell network with any SIM card—became illegal. Now, with legislation pending in Congress to re-legalize(?) the practice, Kyle Wiens writes that we need to focus on “unlocking” much more…

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