Steve, once again, has beat me in getting the audio up first (Groksters Steve, Mike, and I yak with NH State Rep. Pam Tucker, Candidate for the NH GOP Nomination for US Senate Karen Testerman, and former NH State Rep Kevin Avard.
Preshow – Pam comes in at 8:30 for her 9:30 slot – a bit early but just another chance to yak and get her laughing. And then we get serious
Segment 1 – Rand Paul at CPAC – the importance of Liberty. Gov. Rick Perry’s red meat speech and he has shown Conservative principles work. Progressive HAVE to use Personal Destruction to win & the Media buttresses them. The need for Steve’s Republican Repair Kit. BradleyCare will transform New Hampshire. Progressives hate Individuals, only see Oppression instead of the Possibility of Potential. Government is Force; people are seeing it as “what can you give me”. Freedom from Govt intrusion vs Freedom of necessity (or work). Progressives are turning Government to be their own personal mugger. CT gun owners no longer consenting to their govt – here in NH. Ex Post Facto? Bill of Attainder?
This week our guests are NH House Rep and House Republican Alliance Co-Chair Pamela Tucker. Founder of Cornerstone Policy Research and Candidate for the US Senate – Karen Testerman. And former House Rep, and Candidate for the NH State Senate – Kevin Avard.
We talk about passion for liberty, crowd sourcing to fund a saleable version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive interference, Medicaid expansion (of course), the booger bill (listen and be enlightened), the current state of the NH US Senate Race (and how Scott Brown is welcome to run…as a Democrat), the need to address bureaucratic corruption at every level of government…and so much more, I can’t fit it in a synopsis.
This week our guests are NH House Rep and House Republican Alliance Co-Chair Pamela Tucker. Founder of Cornerstone Policy Research and Candidate for the US Senate – Karen Testerman. And House Rep, and Candidate for the NH State Senate – Kevin Avard.
House Republican Leader Comments on Senate Passage of SB413
I forgot to put this up in the aftermath of the Rogue Republicans ™ in the NH State Senate of implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion; from the House Republicans (who must feel that they got their knees cut out from underneath them just like we did, emphasis mine):
CONCORD – House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following statement in reaction to the State Senate vote on SB413, relative to access to health insurance coverage. The bill passed the Senate by a 18-5 vote The bill will likely be heard in the House Finance Committee on Monday.
House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)
“House Republicans aren’t convinced this bill is the right solution for New Hampshire. There are a number of Republican members who won’t vote for any program tied to the failed Obamacare law. There are concerns about how the state will be able to pay for this type of entitlement expansion in perpetuity and if that could lead to significant budget problems down the road. This type and scale of program represents the largest increase in spending New Hampshire has seen for some time, and it is dependent on funding from the federal government who can’t seem to keep many promises.”
It is well known that the economy in Texas is going gang-busters compared to most of the country fueled (sorry, couldn’t resist) by new fossil fuel production. I just had to laugh when TX Gov Perry made it known he had no problem in busting on New York and especially California: “low taxes and low regulations – we LIKE business”. I have watched as blue state after blue state just makes it harder and harder to do what biz is supposed to do: “We have a right to your profits”. So the Energy Companies are leaving (emphasis mine):
The recent decision by Occidental Petroleum to move its headquarters to Houston from Los Angeles, where it was founded over a half-century ago, confirms the futility and delusion embodied in California’s ultragreen energy policies. By embracing solar and wind as preferred sources of generating power, the state promotes an ever-widening gap between its declining middle- and working-class populations and a smaller, self-satisfied group of environmental campaigners and their corporate backers.
Talk to people who work in the fossil-fuel industry, and they tell you they feel ostracized and even hated; to be an oil firm in California is like being a pork producer in an ultra-Orthodox section of Jerusalem.
One top industry executive told me that many of his colleagues in California cringe at the prospect of being attacked by politicians and activists as something akin to war criminals. “I wouldn’t subject my kids to that environment,” the Gulf Coast-based oilman suggested.
As I pointed out here, the Chair of the NH College Republicans, Jake Wagner, has been asked to resign for one simple reason:
He’s not in college.
He hasn’t been in college for quite some time but refuses to relinquish that which he should not have. I guess this self-proclaimed “Radical RINO” (who doesn’t seem to support much of the Platform much) has fallen for the last half of that old phrase ” go to get something done or be someone” (the latter meaning that they are more enamored with the title and being known by it. Sad, really, to have only a title solely define one’s self-esteem or self-worth. That’s why I try to steer away from those folks; I’d rather be involved with folks that are trying to get something accomplished. Read the whole thing!
Words from Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and he goes on to talk about that the Fiscal Conservatives, Foreign Policy Conservatives, and Traditional Values Conservatives have either been co-opted and redefined to be elsewise, or have given up. These three legs are fracturing as the Big Government / Big Tent “conservatives”, as he contends, are pushing this fracture. His remedy is to return to First Principles – what the conservative movement started with.
Hugely disappointing that we didn’t see THIS version of Rick Perry on the campaign trail in 2012, because he’d be president Perry today. I was at CPAC 2012, where the Texan delegates greeted him like a rock star – watch this video, and see if you disagree.
The real problem in 2012 was that Perry wasn’t ready to leave the state house, he’d just had back surgery and was on strong painkillers, and it was his wife’s ambition driving the campaign. Listen to Perry 2014 (2016?), and ask if THIS guy has any doubts about what parts of the Federal government he’d close down!
In the important election on March 11, 2014, I will be voting for Joe Kenney for Executive Councilor for District 1. You should vote for Joe too. As he demonstrated when serving as a Selectman, Representative and State Senator, Joe Kenney’s priority is what is best for the people of New Hampshire, not what’s good for the special interests.
Part of the Executive Councilor’s job is to oversee spending on contracts over $10,000. Joe’s habit and commitment is to ensure that the taxpayer’s get the best value for the money that government takes and spends. Joe’s focus is whether a project is really needed and, if so, to ensure it is done most efficiently.
If you think taxpayer money should be used to benefit special interest groups or friends, then Joe is not your guy. Joe thinks it is more important to reject unnecessary projects than to bring them in “under budget”. Read the whole thing!
Julie Boonstra has leukemia, and she was happy with Insurance she had, but ObamaCare took it from her. In response she consented to do an Ad for American’s for Prosperity, to tell her story. In response, her Democrat congressman–who is running for the Senate–had his lawyers threaten local TV stations if they continued to play the ad.
Boonstra says she wants Peter’s to listen. She was promised that ObamaCare would not affect her choice of plan, put it did affect her plan, and now her cancer treatment at risk. So in response to Peters, and others, like Senator Harry Reid–who says she is a liar, she sat down for a second AFP ad.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY – HB 1154-FN, relative to the use of a laser pointing device for self-defense or defense of others.
MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.
Rep. Dennis H Fields for the Majority of Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
This bill provides that the use of a laser pointing device in self-defense or defense of others is not a violation of RSA 631:3-a. Under current law it is a violation for knowingly shining the beam of a laser pointing device at an occupied motor vehicle, window, or person and a class A misdemeanor if directed at a law enforcement officer or law enforcement vehicle. The committee heard no testimony to indicate problems with the current law or that people are being charged with pointing a laser device in self-defense. The majority believes that this bill would create confusion about what would constitute self-defense and therefore recommends ITL. Vote 13-3.Rep. Kyle J Tasker for the Minority of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. The Minority of the Committee feels the effects of this bill were misunderstood by the Majority. This will state in law the exception to the violation level offense that pointing a laser device represents, when this takes place during self-defense or defense of others.
If ObamaCare is as awesome as Democrats promised… If ObamaCare is not causing people to lose their plans when they were told they could keep them…. If ObamaCare is not increasing costs to businesses and individuals… If ObamaCare is not cutting off patients from Doctors and Hospitals…. If ObamCare is not limiting treatments and access […]
In every society throughout human history the following relationship has held true: as government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks. Best selling author, Dennis Prager puts it this way: “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.” This has been true in Europe for decades and is becoming ever more so in the United States. […]
c/o Ann Marie Banfield Tuesday is a big day!! Please support these school board candidates who are pro school choice and anti Common Core. Many districts across the state have elections next Tuesday, March 11th. Please let us know if there are any others to add to our list! Bedford SAU 25 Aaron Day and […]
This will be the gift that will keep on giving – the Kiss of Death, that is. To the Republicans, that is. They just didn’t realize it, all those Smart People in the NH State Senate with Rs after their names that voted to implement Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion (even though they tried to call it […]
FIRST! We applaud those that stood tall and voted against the Morse / Bradley Medicaid Expansion bill: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn, NH State Senator John Reagan, NH State Senator Sam Cataldo, NH State Senator Sharon Carson, and NH State Senator Russell Prescott. We’ve been writing for a while that we absolutely believe that if […]
To say that the Belknap County Convention’s budget meetings have been contentious is like calling a hunger crazed tiger a kitty cat. Yelling, sulking, obstruction, power struggles, Liberals hating the Conservatives who were given the power by the people, Govt employees demanding more from the taxpayers, lawsuits by the Commissioners against the NH State Reps […]
NH House Rep Dan Itse joins us to talk about his soon to be released book “States Have Powers – The Powers of the People,”an expository on his sovereignty resolutions. Follow us into ‘the weeds’ as we explore where rights come from, who has them, how they are delegated or more effectively exercised, how we […]
Today was a rough day for freedom in New Hampshire. The House killed good bills and passed bad ones. The NH Senate swallowed the Blue Pill on Medicaid Expansion, which will hit the House floor running on Monday. Time for something completely different. Flying in from Japan like a flaming battle axe covered in glitter […]
We told the NHGOP, and specifically Senators Bradley and Morse that expanding Medicaid, like any other act of appeasement was dishonorable, and would lead to war within the party. They thought that giving up their honor to avoid a small skirmish was the right thing to do for “Peace in their time”. They were wrong, […]
Carol SEIU-Porter and Ann “Hide your Camera” Kuster are like tiny, little, interchangeable, cogs in the progressive DC machinery. So it should be no surprise that with re-election coming up they are suddenly in favor of delaying the implementation of an important piece of “job creating” legislation that hard-working American families (children, seniors, single moms, […]
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