Being really under the weather on Sat means I didn’t get as much video as I should have – and certainly not enough of the automatic firearms. Two of the popular ones were the “Ma Deuce” (.50 cal. heavy machine gun – the Youngest’s favorite weapon while deployed to Afghanistan) and the 1919 (.30 cal machi1ne gun).  Here’s a taste of both:

Ma Deuce:

1919:  Read the whole thing!

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ruhroh-100336862-origRuh-Roh Rary…

As the New Hampshire primary election draws ever closer, the level of desperation in the Lambert camp is escalating wildly. Internal polling data from his primary rival, Marilinda Garcia, has Lambert down by 23 points, as reported by WMUR.

The poll, conducted by Magellan Strategies, surveyed 800 likely voters in the upcoming primary using personal interviewer calls to landlines only. Notably, with the exclusion of cellular phones, it is quite possible that younger voters were under sampled. This is a bloc of voters who appear more supportive of Garcia, and that could actually increase the margin by which Lambert trails the 31 year-old, four-term state representative from Salem.

Practical Politicking

Practical Politicking goes on to cover many of the points we’ve reported here….

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Sununu Gnome 2.0Well, the tax problem that Walt Havenstein over taking homestead tax credit that he shouldn’t have is certainly making the news.  Yet, I thought this was rather amusing by former NH Gov and former NH GOP Chair John E. Sununu in a “rousing” defense of Gavenstein in the UL:

Former Gov. John H Sununu, in the campaign’s release, called the bill an attack orchestrated by Democrats, pointing out that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is a Democrat.  “That the Democrats are willing to use a gross abuse of power to attack Walt is despicable,” Sununu said in the statement.

Right.  Got it; merely saying O’Malley is a Dem is sufficient?  I dryly note that you didn’t discuss that fact that Havenstein VOLUNTARILY signed those tax docs – the bluster is only in that he got CAUGHT!  After all, if the situation was reversed, you’d do it in a heart beat (directly or via surrogates – your rep precedes you).  He’s like NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn in this regard - although her tax problems are Federal IRS and are seemingly > 10X the one that Havenstein is having.

Can’t the NH GOP do better? Some standard of a rather low bar:  Read the whole thing!

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havensteinI’ve seen enough evidence to prove Walt Havensein meets the technical qualification for NH Residency.  He certainly has more right to vote here than non-resident Democrat staffers, roving bands of Obama Courtiers, or progressive party camp followers.   Walt’s problem is much deeper than that, or this…

In 2007, Havenstein signed a pair of affidavits pledging that his primary residence at the time was in Maryland, and for four years, he received tax credits known as the homestead exemption.

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Scott Brown promises then Boston Mayor Tom Menino he will veto Constitutional Carry:Scott Brown vetos Constitutional Carry

(H/T: a ‘Grok Friend)

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Download the Stitcher App (available for very device) and get local and national news and opinion with a Conservative New Hampshire perspective.  That and thousands of other channels, music, and a lot more.

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InfluenceOn Kimberly’s post on the NH Senate Majority PAC spending 4 digits on a mailer for incumbent NH State Senator Dave Boutin (which said PAC seems to only wish to spend money to keep incumbent NH State Senate Republican incumbents butts in those seats – an exclusive Good Old Boy club), commenter TC had this, in part, to ask:

The bigger question I think is why would a guy who stands to make $100 bucks at this job be spending tens of thousands of dollars to keep it? Crony Capitalism at its finest.

Good question!  Good answer: because the stakes are so highRead the whole thing!

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Or so it seems:

Capitalism Liberal Way

Here’s another case to ponder.  Either the Constitution means what it says in black and white or it means nothing at all.  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Donors to the Senate Republican Majority PAC in New Hampshire might want to ask if campaign mailers supporting one Republican over another in a Primary is the best use of their money?

The Senate Republican Majority PAC (in NH) just spent $6939.25 to produce two mailers.  One mailer for Dave Boutin, and one for Nancy Stiles, to defend their State Senate seats from….Republican primary opponents.

That’s $7000.00 dollars they no longer have to help defeat Democrats in the general election.

(I’m using a Flash PDF Viewer for this one-  PAC finance docs on the jump)

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VVote From Here - No Matter Where you live!

Vote From Here – “And you could win 25,000 Dollars!!!!”

Concerned about low voter turnout in local elections, the city’s Ethics Commission has come up with a winning idea: pay people to vote!

On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to seriously consider the use of financial incentives and a random drawing during its elections, possibly as soon as next year.Depending on the source of city funds, the idea could require a ballot measure. Commissioners said they were unsure how big the prizes should be or how many should be offered, saying a pilot program should first be used to test the concept.

“Maybe it’s $25,000 maybe it’s $50,000,” said Commission President Nathan Hochman. “That’s where the pilot program comes in — to figure out what … number and amount of prizes would actually get people to the voting box.”

No chance for fraud or corruption there, no sir!

Meanwhile, In New Hampshire, the Democrat party pays out-of-state ‘staffers’ to vote here, elected Democrat officials to sell that as a right, and Democrat AG’s to claim it is not vote fraud.

 

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Andrew HemingwayThe New Hampshire Conservative Majority Project, NHCMP has endorsed Andrew Hemingway for Governor on New Hampshire.

NHCMP is proud to endorse Andrew Hemingwayfor NH Governor. Andrew is the only GOP gubernatorial candidate committed to the principles of limited government and individual liberty for all.

https://www.facebook.com/Hemingway4Gov

The NHCMP is a growing, private group on Facebook, that supports Platform Republicans and Conservatives in New Hampshire.

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The left is always the first to show up at anti-globalization, anti-government, protests of any kind.  The opportunity to break ‘things’ is one they find difficult to resist.  I would not be surprised to find that unions or some other source of left-wing money (or actual protesters) was involved in filling up the street with angry voices for the national media to record.

Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan reported that only three of the 78 protesters arrested last night during last night’s clash between the police and protesters in Ferguson were actually from the city on Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

He stated that there were, “78 arrests, just three of them here from the town of Ferguson.” Harrigan added that there were “a lot from Missouri, but some came from as far away as California and New York.”

People on the right gather to defend.  Those on the left gather to attack.

I bet you these “rioting” interlopers in Ferguson, Missouri are (or are being goaded on by) registered Democrats.

c/o Breitbart

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He said it – we just report it.  Well, Steve has certainly put the Character of Walt Havenstein to the test, begging the operative question:  “When were you lying, sir; to the BCRC audience or to the WMUR (CloseUp) one”?

YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS! A John Kerry moment “He was against it before he was for it”? Walt Havenstein has just said the opposite thing to different audiences – utilizing the old time politics? Does he think us all that stupid that he thought he could get away with it?  Decide for yourself:

Me?  I always found it easier to just tell the truth than trying to remember what I said to who…..  Longer version for more context:

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Last Saturday, the Hemingway for [NH] Governor campaign held a Second Amendment rally at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club.  It was a time for first time shooters (video coming soon),  guys vs gal competition, general shooting as well as a “machine gun shoot” with various fully automatic firearms like a Ma Deuce (.50 caliber machinegun), a 1919 (.30 caliber), AR-15s, AK-47, and several sub-machine guns (I think I saw a Thompson and a Glock).  Vendors for food, face painting, ice cream and several firearm dealers came as well.

I will have more to say on Andrew Hemingway’s speech but you should listen very carefully – compare and contrast it to others that you have listened to and then tell me if you heard the difference in what he holds to be important:

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HAVENSTEIN FLIPS ON MEDICAD EXPANSIONWalt Havenstein is confused.

On WMUR’s Close Up this past weekend, with regard to Medicaid Expansion, NH gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein said…

“We have to fix that. …I don’t want to kick it down the road…come January 2017, under our current law, that program is going to sunset, that means a lot of people who started off in that program are going to not have that benefit. We can’t have that.”

But just a month ago, at the Belknap County Republican Committee Meeting, Mr. Havenstein was asked about this and Walt (can I call you Walt?) told a room full of Republicans that he would Veto Medicaid Expansion.

Video?  As a matter of fact we do have video of that…

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Gallup: When you look at the most important non-economic issues identified by Americans….

Gallup Big Issues Abridged …ask yourself – who or what controls those first 4 items?  Yes, that would be politicians and Government.  Dissatisfaction comes from when expectations are not met or basic functions are not performed well.  Yet, we keep hearing from the Left that Government must keep doing more and more.

Really?  More does not equal better.  How about doing far less but do it exceedingly well and lwt we adults outside of government take care of ourselves – the Leave Us Alone coalition

Full results after the jump

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Michael Brewster Democrat NH Ballot historyMichael Brewster is another long time Democrat running as a Republican in New Hampshire.

Brewster has been pulling Democrat ballots for years.   He even ran for the NH House in Merrimack County District 8 as a Democrat in 2010.  Now he is a primary challenger, as a Republican?  He’s no Republican.  Flush him out in the primary people.

Michael Brewster Democrat FTM2

Michael Brewster Democrat for the NH House

 

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As the night goes on Senator  Boutin only gets worse, to the point the bartender intervenes as he curses at the patrons on the other side of the bar.  Even telling the bartender to “F*ck Off” and calling one guy a “F*cking A$$hole.”  It’s hard to believe you’re watching a sitting New Hampshire State Senator in this video but that’s what you’re seeing.

Just like Boutin’s voting record got worse the more time he spent in the Senate, his drunken behavior got worse the more time he spent at the bar.   Interesting the patron asks “will you just leave him alone?”.  Sort of what voters asked when he voted for bills that will necessarily hurt them.

Clearly this isn’t an isolated incident.  Just like his votes for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion; against Right-to-Work; against giving the legislature control over Common Core; against  Constitutional Carry and for the gas tax weren’t isolated bad votes, Boutin has a problem and it’s time voters make it so he is one less problem in the Senate.

NOTE: Language warning (NSFW)

 You can see the other videos here to see the “progression”:

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2014/08/part-2-nh-state-senator-dave-boutin

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2014/08/part-1-nh-state-senator-dave-boutin

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2014/08/david-boutin-coming-way

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Stephen W. Prescott  is running in a Republican primary (Hillsborough 27 – Hollis) for a seat in the NH House, but as recently as 2012, Prescott was a registered Democrat.  (We have some folks looking deeper into this and will get back to you as we learn more but for now, look for a better (R)epublican to vote for if you can find one.)

Stephen Prescott - Hollis, NH, Registered Democrat

Stephen Prescott – Hollis, NH, Registered Democrat

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Stark360-Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stark360 PAC announced its endorsement of Andrew Hemingway for Governor and Marilinda Garcia for US Congress in NH-2.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Stark360, a pro-liberty PAC dedicated to nominating and electing liberty-minded candidates for public office, announced today its endorsement of Andrew Hemingway for New Hampshire governor and Marilinda Garcia for New Hampshire congressional representative for district two.

“Both Andrew Hemingway and Marilinda Garcia bring an amazing combination of youth and experience rooted in the ‘Live free or die’ principles of limited government and liberty,” said Stark360 Chairman Aaron Day. “We need leaders, not administrators, bold solutions, not stale political rhetoric and the status quo. Hemingway and Garcia provide a stark contrast to both their primary and general election competitors.”

Both candidates have proven records of supporting individual freedom.

A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Andrew Hemingway has created three successful small businesses, served as Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and worked with a state senator to overturn the LLC tax.

Marilinda Garcia, was a designated “Rising Star” by the Republican National Committee, and has worked tirelessly in the New Hampshire state legislature since 2012 to make New Hampshire a more prosperous and economically free state.

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GrokBite – I would expect nothing less from a race-baiting Progressive

by Skip August 18, 2014

“We are going to have our ARRMMMMS UP!  Rally and march in DC to demand federal legislation around policin’.  How we get policin’ and community to work together….“ (H/T: FoxNews)  That would be the Rev. Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton: parlaying civil rights bona fides w/MLK to owing millions in unpaid taxes BUT still “advising” Progressive President […]

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If A Race Pimp Uses a Dixie Cup….

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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  Just a passing thought. “If a race-pimp uses a Dixie Cup does that make them an Uncle Tom?” Ask a Liberal.  They might know the answer…

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Montana Senate Race – Democrats Can Kiss That Seat Goodbye…

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Long Story Short, Max Baucus was a Democrat albatross shipped off to China as an ambassador (to save some face).  His sterling ‘conservative Democrat’ replacement was busted for having plagiarized the majority of his Army War College thesis.  He bailed. Left to decide at the Montana Democrat Party State Convention,  the curdled cream of Montana’s […]

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Was There A Grassy Knoll in Ferguson Missouri?

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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I’m aware of the chaos in Ferguson Missouri and some of the why’s and what-fore’s, but not the fine particulars.   Those following might find this an interesting addition to their knowledge base. Big news if true as it seemingly contradicts a key takeaway from Michael Baden’s autopsy, that none of the shots that hit Brown […]

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Why is the Senate Republican Majority PAC Getting Involved in ANOTHER Primary?

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Republican Steve Kenda is in a primary against sitting State Senator Nancy Stiles. Guess who sent out a mailer supporting Nancy Stiles?  That’s Right….the Senate Republican Majority PAC. “Paid for and authorized by Senate Republican Majority PAC.” (Feel free to fisk the mailer, it’s a target rich environment) That’s two (here’s number one). PDF of […]

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Why is the Senate Republican Majority PAC Getting Involved in a Primary? (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Update: I am told there were no pics on the Mailer.  My Apologies.  I have made relevant corrections. The NH Senate Republican Majority PAC didn’t just waste $5000.00 on a mailer that lied about Dave Boutin’s second amendment record.   They spent it to endorse in a Republican primary.  Note to Chuck Morse: I don’t think […]

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GrokBite – Once again, on military issues, Obama is AWOL

by Skip August 18, 2014

Respect vs golf, paying respect or playing golf.  Honoring a slain US Military warrior or addressing a little white ball - which should I choose? Could also have been the Blogline of the Day: While a Military Daughter Buries Her 2-Star General Daddy, the Commander-in-Least is Nowhere to Be Found Reminder: When two-star Major General Harold Greene, the […]

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RINO Alert! Chris Burbank – So-Called Republican Running in Moultonborough NH

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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RINO Alert.  Someone named Chris Burbank is running as a Republican in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.  Carroll County,  District 4. No need to check voter history, just take a look at his Facebook page and you know this guy is a RINO. Centrally planned and run economies… Very disappointed to hear the news coming out of […]

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Blogline – Ah yes, that social justice thing is just so malleable

by Skip August 18, 2014

“I dunno, when I see someone on the news running out of an electronics store with a flat screen TV in his arms, my first thought is, ‘he must be fighting for social justice.’” I guess that Progressive moral relativism (as in “what’s your should be mine – I’m just making it so”) plays a […]

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The Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom in a Generation

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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You can probably guess who it is… The New York Times reporter James Risen, who faces jail over his refusal to reveal a source and testify against a former CIA agent accused of leaking secrets, has called President Barack Obama “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation”. Speaking to his colleague Maureen Dowd, […]

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