She may be new to running for office, but she’s spent more time in Concord that some elected state representatives!

Meet Michelle!

Meet Michelle!

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David Marmet

David Marmet

Hayek calls this utopian vision The Road to Serfdom.  And we see it in operation here, as we are in the process of choosing, as a society, between Liberty – the freedom from the State to pursue happiness, and a supposed but impossible Equality, which, as it could only be brought about by a State capable and empowered to function in all facets of life, means totalitarianism and eventual dictatorship.

- David Marmet, author (from the The Secret Knowledge), playwright

It is also the case, in this time,  that Freedom must diminish for greater “Security and Safety” – again, being used as a pretext by those in favor of a larger and more controlling Government simply from the arrogance that they know what is better for us than we do.

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Andrew Hemingway For NH GOP Chair!From the Union Leader comes this Editorial on Andrew Hemingway who is competing with Walt “No Apology for Teabagger” Havenstein for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor – couple of snippets (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Republican candidate for governor Andrew Hemingway will have to read this column online. On Wednesday afternoon he flew to San Francisco to participate in the Coin Congress, a gathering of Bitcoin advocates. Its slogan: “A culture of individuals ready to break the mold.” Hemingway presents his campaign the same way.  Gov. Maggie Hassan, whom he hopes to unseat, “has no plan, no agenda,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “Her State of the State speeches are all Skittles and rainbows.” Read the whole thing!

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David French

David French

As I have stated before, I rarely put up the entire posts of others but there are times that it is hard to abstract snippets without destroying some of the meaning.  This post by David French over at The Corner,  is such a post.

We have posted much on how Federal Agencies, especially during this Obama Administration, have shown that the Party of Government has become the Government for the Party of Government.

David is sounding the caution alarm that even if a Republican is elected President this next go round is no guarantee that we will have a Conservative government because what used to be mere political spoils by a winning Party has calcified into a “Government for the Government and by the Government”; his two main points: Read the whole thing!

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“…but they won’t move them to new communities where its citizens demand answers to the all important questions

BREAKING – I got a little birdie singing in my ear that the planned meeting with the Dover City Council has been called off: “…GraniteGrok has moved the needle again“.  From my earlier post comes the above line from Refugee Resettlement Watch – now we know it is true.  Which also means that, once again, when ordinary citizens shine big powerful Flashlights on a concern that they feel is wrong, they can accomplish EXTRAordinary results.  Flip that around – isn’t rather sad that our Elites, our own Government, feels that they must sneak around in the dark corners and hallways of our country to do things.

Sidenote: Wasn’t it President Obama who proclaimed that HIS Administration would be the most open and transparent EVAH??  Guess that got “fundamentally transformed” as well, huh?

Seagull poopAnyways, this is just BREAKING – we are awaiting more confirmation on this news.  It also seems that I was right about “formerly called a charity now a mere Social Services Organization” being involved with this.  According to the birdie, it may well be the Lutheran Social Services bunch out of MA – I call them a “Seagull Read the whole thing!

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Well, it seems that the notice of the Federal government, probably via some “Social Services Organization” (formerly a charity that has lost its way and has been “captured” by the lure of taxpayer money) trying to move up to 3, 000 refugees into Dover (10% of the population – you think that amount of folks would not “fundamentally transform” that city?) has caught a bit of the viral stuff.  From an interested reader, an link on some stories.  I found this one, sent along as well, to be more informational:  January 2014: Cultural Orientation Resource Center, The Congolese Caseload (begin page 3): http://www.resettlement.eu/sites/icmc.tttp.eu/files/CAL_CongoleseBackgrounder_013014_highres.pdf (I have downloaded the doc):

DEMAGRAPHIC — The Congolese caseload is relatively young, with nearly 55% under the age of 18 and an additional 18% between the ages of 18–25. Only slightly more than a quarter of the caseload is over the age of 25, and only 3% of the population is 50 years of age or older, a stark indicator of the hardships this population has suffered. There are slightly more females (51%) than males (49%) in the caseload. …

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS — The Congolese minor caseload includes unaccompanied and separated minors of all ages (below 18 years of age).  Read the whole thing!

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In response to our post on Dover having to receive 3000 “refugees” being plopped here courtesy of our kind, caring Federal Government (that Democrats said that “Government is the only thing we all belong to” (no choice at’all)), a new blog to me sent a link:  Refugee Settlement Watch and they did a commentary on our post - so we are far from being alone on this:

Forget what you hear about local communities having no say, whether tiny historic Dover or surrounding towns will become new resettlement sites for Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners will all depend on the turnout and the questions asked (and answers given!) at an upcoming public meeting scheduled for Dover city hall August 13th, 7 p.m. Read the whole thing!

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NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“

And that is not the expression of one that values or cherishes Freedom; instead, it is THE  seedling of Totalitarianism.  Obamacare, ObamaZoning – different facets of the same evil – those that have the hubris of incomplete knowledge that feel they have the right to demand how others should live their lives.   This, from RedState talks how Obamacare is incompatible with one of our Constitutional Republic’s main Pillars…

Sidenote: Sorry to keep sounding like Johnny One-Note lately, but I don’t think that our Republic’s philosophical underpinnings get enough conversations.  Progressives prefer it that way – they can use emotion to win at the surface level of a debate – but ONLY at the surface level.  They are, generally speaking, unable to debate vigorously and in depth, because once the centralized totalitarian nature of their philosophy is exposed, they cannot defend it.  That said, if anyone on the Left side of the aisle wants to come on GrokTALK!, we’ll treat you fairly – we ARE about the debate!

…that of The Rule of Law (emphasis mine): Read the whole thing!

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holstered-gun1Dr. Silverman stopped a spree killer by choosing to exercise his second amendment rights, despite a Delaware County hospital campus policy prohibiting firearms.  Dr. Silverman shot Richard Plotts after Plotts chose the victim zone and opened fire, killing a case worker.  Plotts just assumed he would have a force monopoly.  Turns out he was wrong.

Silverman, like many conceal carry permit holders, ignore these arbitrary requests to disarm, and with good reason.

Read the whole thing!

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Samsung-Galaxy-S4-Black-Spin_11.0001Let’s assume for a moment that the members of the NH Legislature that voted for HB 1360 (Restricting the use of cell phones in motor vehicles) are almost, but not quite as smart as they think they are.

Even under these more than gracious circumstances, voting to ask law enforcement to randomly fine people in New Hampshire, for engaging in conversation with an electronic device, when holding that device up to their ear, in their motor vehicle, while driving, a practice the majority of them have engaged in thousands of times individually, millions and millions of times collectively each year without incident, must be viewed in its proper context.  It is an arbitrary tax on talking.

There was never conclusive evidence of any sort that a cell phone ban would reduce accidents or save lives by itself so what else could it be? Read the whole thing!

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Susan shared this earlier today on Facebook.  It is the 2012 IRS 990 for the NEA – the humongous Teachers Union that is “all about the teachers and the children.”

If you’d like to get an accurate sense of what the NEA is really about follow Susan’s directions from Facebook.  Take a look at page ten of the attached pdf.

As you look, consider this.  The NEA reported $6.5 Million dollars to the IRS in 2012.  Of that, $6.1 million went to functional expenses; payroll, office space, operating expenses that did not go to either teachers or children.  Of the $6.1 Million, 70% of that was pay to the union.  Not the members, just the union.  All totaled, 94% of NEA spending went to the NEA.

The NEA is a 501 (c) non-profit that pays no taxes (except for payroll taxes).  It took in almost 6.5 million on which it paid no taxes.   This ‘non-profit’ spent 94% of its “revenue” on itself, just in 2012.  It does this, more or less, every year it is in operation.

Non-profit?  Is that a joke?

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And a loyal reader snapped a photo of Boutin’s campaign call center:

Dave Boutin call center

 

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GrokTALK!This week on GrokTALK! we are joined by Kevin Kervick and Doris Hohensee.  (Walt Havenstien was schedule but pulled a where’s Walt-o and never showed up.)  Kevin talks about immigration, the culture, marriage, but first–and foremost Beer.   Doris joins us to talk about education, commerce, taxes, and Betty Lasky, the Democrat State Senator she is challenging in NH Dist 13.

 

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This week our guests are Kevin Kervick and Doris Hohensee and maybe…as unlikely as it sounds, Walt Havenstein.

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Boutin voted to increase the gas tax by 23% – not a NEW tax, just a bigger one. Boutin voted to expand Medicaid – not a state exchange, just greater costs. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted to kill Constitutional Carry. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted for SB 244, the “Mental illness is a crime” bill. Boutin voted against right to work, effectively forcing workers to join a private union club and allowing it to expropriate part of a worker’s income. Yeah, trusted friend of someone…just not this taxpayer.

I guess the Democrats were so pleased with his record they apparently did not feel the need to run one….

With friends like this...

With friends like this…

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An observation specifically about the writing of the Obamacare Law:

…So that’s what happened: in between the “conceptual language” and the actual legislative text, some experts who were writing the law thought it was a good idea to try to coerce states into creating their own exchanges by withholding tax subsidies from the federal exchanges. The actual legislators who voted on the legislation didn’t know how the law would work, but they trusted the experts they hired….

…Tom Carper (D-Delaware), who also served on the Senate Finance Committee,insisted that the legislative language wasn’t important:

“I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language, because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life.”

So, the Senate Finance Committee voted on “conceptual language” that established subsidies for exchanges without mentioning who those subsidies would apply to. They then hired experts, as Baucus said, who did intend for subsidies not to apply to federal exchanges, and those experts plainly wrote the law in the way that it wouldn’t apply to federal exchanges. Democratic leadership then refused to post the legislative text for people to read in an adequate time period before passing the law, and as a result, Congress voted on legislation that was written by people who, yes, intended for tax subsidies only to apply to state-established exchanges…

But that’s NOT the main problem.  Read the whole thing!

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Pelosi found out whats in the billthat determined that the IRS can only issue tax credit subsidies to Obamacare plan holders IF they purchased their Obamacare plans from an Exchange that was created by a State and NOT the Federal Government.  Here, the Progressive academician from MIT, Jonathan Gruber takes a question and confirms what the language in the Obamacare Law states – totally opposite of the regulation that the IRS tried to apply (that EVERYONE was to get a tax credit if they met the criteria):

Oh, OOPSIES!  The White House (and Prof. Gruber) are trying to walk that back, a verbal typo (a “speak-o”?).  Problem is, there is another instance of him saying the exact same meme (audio only) - the driving idea was to force States to put up their own Exchanges by leveraging (and creating) anger in those citizens whose States did not do their own Exchange (e.g., using the Community Organizing technique of getting people mad at others:  “WHY ARE YOU PREVENTING ME FROM GETTING OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY?!?!?!?!?”):  Read the whole thing!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

 3,000 REFUGEES BEING RELOCATED TO DOVER

A proposal is being presented to the Dover City Council about the imminent relocation of up to 3,000 refugees from the Congo to the City of Dover NH. This would propose a 10% population growth in 6 years.

The proposal is believed to have a plan to move 100 families (each containing between 3-5 members) each year to Dover from now until the community “surrenders” and requests the flow to stop (similar to Manchester, NH and Lewiston, ME) but the [Federal] Government decides when enough is enough and NOT the local community. The Federal Government would support these families for only 8 months and then its up to the community and state to bear the financial burden from that point.

We encourage you to come and learn the facts from fiction for yourself:

 Wednesday August 13th, 2014

7:00pm

Dover City Hall

Council Chambers

Some immediate questions of concern:  Read the whole thing!

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Healthcare costsAnd by the way, Healthcare.gov is still a sad, screwed up mess….

This seems like an especially timely reminder, given yesterday’s news about how easily GAO investigators were able to buy insurance with faked credentials on Healthcare.gov. WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina reports that actual consumers have a much more difficult time in acquiring and paying for their health insurance coverage. One broker still has customers getting canceled despite their efforts to keep the premiums flowing:

So while car insurance companies are fighting over how fast they can get you insured, the Government is making it take longer, and cost more.

Healthcare.gov.  Insurance in 15 months or less….maybe.

Hot Air

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Watering-Your-Lawn“Water”.. citizens supposed to do? …

A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. … They could also be fined $500;… according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to implement emergency conservation plans and gave the OK to fine water wasters up to $500 a day.

…Move to Texas, perhaps?

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Jeb Bradley just lied to his constituents

by Skip July 25, 2014

Like all politicians, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley sends out eblasts all the time.  Now that it is campaign season, everyone should be expecting a whole lot more from all the candidates.  So, why the title?  I think I know – and I believe that Bradley makes it glaringly obvious (reformatted, emphasis mine) in this […]

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Interview: Jane Cormier by Ellen Kolb of Leven for the Loaf for NH State Senate District 16

by Skip July 24, 2014

Ellen Kolb has been a guest on GrokTALK! several times and we’ve had a splendid time.  She also runs Leven for the Loaf – a solo blog that concentrates on issues surrounding the Right To Life.  She had the opportunity to interview former NH State Rep Jane Cormier who is now running for NH State […]

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Zombie Apocalypse – of COURSE somebody will want to make a buck off of it (and get some, too)

by Skip July 24, 2014

I’m betting that they’ll get all of the welcome that their zombie “clients” will receive (if you know what I mean).  There’s always someone wanting to make a buck off “the victims” – so buck (shot) they’ll receive. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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EPA – not just the IRS trying to influence the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election

by Skip July 24, 2014

Mark Levin is a well known and fiery Conservative talk show host and author.  What is less well known is that he also heads up the Landmark Legal Foundation and it has an ongoing FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit against the EPA for all materials that mentioned the delaying the release and enactment of […]

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Given the situation that Russia’s Putin has put Obama into….

by Skip July 24, 2014

…Putin has made Obama’s words to Mitt Romney during the debate “the 80s called and they want their policies back” look stupid, hollow, mocking, trite, and callow. Schnadenfreude.  And for those of you who are trying to forget those “triumphalism words” (gee, wasn’t that the term you Dems used against Romney??), here’s a little reminder: […]

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Palate Cleanser – balls, circles and lines…

by Skip July 24, 2014

Optical illusion – you have no idea where this is going until they break it down to just one ball and add the rest of them back in! (H/T: The Blaze)

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Shaheen on Gas Prices – Two Broken Promises

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has released its latest video holding NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen Accountable. Not mentioned: Shaheen also took money from the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.  She has also taken  money from the PAC’s of fellow Democrats who are funded by Koch brothers, and is more than happy to have a […]

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GrokTALK! July 19th 2014 with Jack Kimball

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Jack Kimball.  Jack is an NH activist, founder of the Granite State Patriots PAC, formercandidate for governor, and has been elected as the NHGOP State party Chair.  Today he joins us in his current capacity as the campaign manager for Senator Bob Smith. We talk about the campaign, how Jack […]

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ObamaCare Sting – Eleven of 12 Fake Online or Telephone Applications Were Approved

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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National Journal The undercover investigators (with the GAO) created fake identities by inventing Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship, and by counterfeiting documents. Eleven of 12 fake online or telephone applications were approved, according to Bagdoyan. Five of six phone applications were successful, with the exception of one caller who declined to give a Social […]

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Judge Issues Court Order Blocking Enforcement of NH Censorship Zones (SB 319)

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Life News Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys and allied attorneys secured a court order Wednesday against a New Hampshire law that allows the creation of 25-foot censorship zones in which no person may speak, stand, or even enter on public ways and sidewalks outside of abortion facilities.In June, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a […]

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