National observers noticed Shaheen's slavish droning for Obama Jerru Holbert, Oct 22nd

National observers noticed Shaheen’s slavish droning for Obama
Jerru Holbert, Oct 22nd


Those who know me know I don’t care much for federal politics, but I guess Jeannie’s still spreading it….

Read by Senator Carl Johnson:

State of New Hampshire
By Her Excellency, Jeanne Shaheen, Governor
A Proclamation Biosolids Recycling Day May 16, 2000

Whereas, this day shall be recognized as Biosolids Recycling Day in New Hampshire in recognition of the environmentally beneficial practice that has been ongoing for over 25 years; and Whereas, Biosolids Recycling in accordance with state and federal regulation is protective of public health and the environment; and Whereas, Biosolids Recycling has been a cooperative effort by the municipally owned wastewater treatment facilities, farmers, landowners, and the citizens of New Hampshire; and Whereas, Read the whole thing!

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After I read the report I’m about to cite, I was going to steal its headline: “Jeanne Shaheen: Onetime Sludge Queen

It’s a good one isn’t it?  It’s from TheDailyCaller report by Patrick Howley.  The “Onetime” refers to sludge, literally.  But to those who have observed the political machinations of Senator/Governor Shaheen, the figurative “sludge” still applies…heavily.  But enough of that.

Turns out when Shaheen was Governor she was for importing s**t into New Hampshire.  Literally. Not joking: drek, scheisse, scat, dung, pooh etc.   Apparently her motto was: Welcome to New Hampshire, come in and take a dump or just ship it here, we can handle it.  Or maybe, Live Free or Die from the steaming sulfuric piles of sludge wafting through the air.  What a nice image eh?  Hard to believe the enviro-whackos are so craven and sycophantic towards Democrats that they simply clothes-pin their collective noses and support Sludge Queen Shaheen this time around– they do, seriously, read on.

From the aforementioned Daily Caller report:

“Sludge,” a solid material borne of sewage wastewater and human feces, was being imported in mass quantities into the state of New Hampshire during Shaheen’s governorship between 1997 and 2003. By 1999, New Hampshire under Shaheen was importing half of its sludge from other states, and by October 2000 the state counted 50 sites for sludge-spreading.

Shaheen even made an official proclamation declaring “Biosolids Recycling Day” (i.e. “Sludge Day”)

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I do not agree that Mittens can stop the spread of Jebola, but between the two I’d prefer a third option.

I’m also giddy with myself for coming up with Jebola, if you couldn’t tell…


Notorious sign and vote thief Geoff Wetrosky of South Dakota is still out there lurking around politics. At The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers we keep track of him, especially because he came here from out of state and stole NH votes – twice.

In 2005 he was an errand boy sign stealer for John Kerry, staying with Democrat Party Chair and voter fraud flophouse operator Kathy Sullivan motel while working for “Mayor for Life” Bob Baines.

In 2008 he held a repeat performance for Obama stealing a Manchester vote from the notorious Democrat voter fraud factory at 1200 Elm St. in Manchester along with Maryland resident Michelle Bensignor.

Congratulations are in order for vote thief Geoff now that he has settled down with a new job at the AFLCIO and got himself married!

So many of these non-resident, transient vote thieves and their pals have this same thing in common – law school.


Genderless vegan cookiesNRO

A deli in Melbourne, Australia is apparently selling genderless, organic, vegan gingerbread cookies for those who may be offended by the phrase “gingerbread man.”

A picture of the quintessential Christmas cookie next to a sign that reads “organic, genderless gingerbread figures” and “vegan” was posted on Reddit this week.

The ‘Great taste’ of forced Political correctness upon an already androgynous shape.  Free market have at it.

NRO also shared commenter responses to a pic of the cookies posted on Reddit…they were probably better than the cookies–if you can imagine…

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of the Constitution?From the Op-Ed that Drew Cline wrote over at the UL about the Republican reluctance to go after Dems lack of support on the Constutition:

…It is a little surprising that Democrats have dropped the issue, given that they are using so many other distractions to avoid talking about President Obama, and that certain gun control questions poll well when phrased the right way. What is more surprising is that Republicans have dropped it. With every major race expected to be close, it could help.

It could – but considering how much ill will Scott Brown has engendered amongst the Second Amendment groups and activists, it would not surprise me that Papa Smurf put out the word “icksnay on the unsgay”.  Folks know of his voting record in MA and his post 9/11 statements concerning bans – his protestations to the opposite, the Trust factor is just not there.  And on the First Amendment part you asked about:

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Jeanne Shaheen Wicked WitchLook, as any regular ‘Grok reader knows, we are not enamored with Scott Brown but as you just saw with my bumping of our Walt Havenstein posts on Expanded Medicaid, we don’t care WHO you are and WHICH Party you are in – lie to us (the electorate) and we (the ‘Grok) will call you on it.  Make like something is nothing when it is a big deal , yes, our Flashlights will be trained on you.  Violate our standards and you catch our attention? We’ll talk about it.  And Jeanne Shaheen did in claiming that Obamacare didn’t take $750 Billion from Medicare.  It did.  Avik Roy at The Corner brings up the Feds own numbers (emphasis mine):

…Actually, no. Some partisan self-styled “fact-checkers” have claimed that the cuts won’t harm seniors’ health care — an opinion, not a fact, by the way — but nobody denies that the cuts are actually baked into Obamacare. In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare would reduce Medicare spending by $716 billion, in the period from 2013 to 2022, relative to prior law. From 2014 to 2023, the total reduction in Medicare spending is more like $853 billion, because the cuts didn’t really go into effect until 2014.

…During the 2012 campaign, Team Obama first trotted out the trope that Obamacare’s Medicare cuts aren’t really cuts. I debunked those claims at the time,here and here. I have more details on Shaheen’s comments here, including her wild assertion that Obamacare is actually slowing the growth of health-care spending.

And again, Jeanne, your vote cost me LOTS of money when YOUR OBAMACARE LAW cost me my policy simply because you believe I should pay for stuff that I don’t need.  That’s not “Live Free or Die” – it is the Shaheen “Bow Down and DO AS I COMMAND”.


Update: Originally posted 8/19/14.  I won’t accept it from Dems so I CERTAINLY am not going to accept from a Republican.  Once again, Havenstein has flipped on this issue and he said it again during the NH1 / WBIN debate earlier this week.  “Veto” said to Rs, “fix it” to other audiences.  Trust?


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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Update [ by Skip] : Originally posted 8/19/14.  I won’t accept it from Dems so I CERTAINLY am not going to accept from a Republican, so I have bumped this post as well.  Steve rightly comments on the flip-flop


Walt 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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Robert Forsythe is running for the New Hampshire House, and this is a segment the Democrat trackers should love. Pro second amendment- he wants to start a gun safety, hunter safety class in public Junior High or High Schools, and he explains why.  And why every firearm owner should open carry.  We touch on right to work, smaller government, lower taxes and regulation, the minimum wage–and how raising it benefits big corporations and not the hard working small business owners.  It’s True!


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Can we pick the bug?


ShaheenJeanne Shaheen is not just an enemy of free speech she is a partisan warrior for controlling speech.

Shaheen voted to repeal the first amendment.

Jeanne Shaheen recently voted to make dissent illegal.   She, and 47 other US Senators, all Democrats, moved to empower congress to decide what, when, where, and how often, someone could engage in dissent. (aka; political speech they do not like.)

She wrote a letter to the IRS asking them to target potential political opponents…and they did!

“…according to a letter signed by New Hampshire’s own Senator Shaheen, sent to the Internal Revenue Service, several Democrat Senators have expressed a concern about whether 501(c)(4) groups are engaging in any campaign activity which (according to the Senators) is expressly prohibited by their 501 (c)(4) status.

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Hello my name is warren wimmenIdentity politics Democrats (sorry, that’s redundant), put down your latte’s and grab your iPhones to call your (whoever it is you call when you are supposed to be outraged) – a CNN anchor was giddy at the sound of a woman being assaulted,

“(This is) quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” (CNN Anchor Carol Costello) grinned during the entire setup.

The anchor went on to say “sit back and enjoy,” before playing the audio, in which (a woman) says she confronted a man who had allegedly pushed her little sister, only to have him shove her to the ground, then drag her by her feet while calling her an obscene name I cannot republish here that refers to the female anatomy.

Costello commented, still grinning, after the audio that “the long bleep” was her favorite part. She ended the segment by saying “you can thank me later.”

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From Betsy’s Page:

Don’t buy the Democratic accusations that it is the Republicans’ fault that there is no Surgeon General. Remember that Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate so that the Democrats could push through any nominee they wanted. The reason Reid hasn’t brought Obama’s nominee up for a vote is because there are Democratic senators who don’t want to vote for him. So blame Obama for putting up a nominee even members of his own party don’t want to vote for.

Changed the rules?  That was the “Nuke” that was used for packing the Court system to lower a nomination approval to a simple majority instead of what used to be the normal 60 votes.  If  the Senate Dems wanted him, they’d get him – they can do that all by themselves without any Repubs voting Yea.  However, Dr. Vivek Murthy is one that believes that guns are a public health concern and a lot on the Right are angry that this would end up as stealth gun control instead of, once again, going through the legislative process (and an expansion of the Administrative State into important social areas).

So, bottom line – it ISN’T the Republicans holding up the nomination vote, it is the Dems.  Why haven’t they voted to push it through?  They are scared of the right people – the voters.  But they can’t say that – so they blame the opposition.  Typical – not being truthful.

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Robot Hamburger makerThe unions will have been responsible for helping the process of killing off more entry level jobs, given their insistence that entry level jobs that require no to little skills pay the same as midlevel skilled jobs.  An economically bad play – except to buff the image of such ilk like the SEIU (the most socialist / totalitarian of the union thug movement).  Now, that which was already in process in the EU is now coming here – so, will the unions “for” the fast food employees apologize for losing those jobs?  Emphasis mine, reformatted:

McDonald’s Corp. outlined plans for what it called fundamental changes to its business as it reported one of its worst quarterly profit declines in years, driven by problems in nearly every major part of its business.  Read the whole thing!

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NH1 logoAnother pile of steaming, smelly stuff from Carol Shea-Porter in the NH1 / WBIN debate.  Yes, that same Carol Shea-Porter that stole GraniteGrok copyrighted material and used it in her campaign ads without permission.  But like all Progressives, laws are only for the little people (and she ain’t one of us, I guess) and considers herself above the law.  During her latest debate with Frank Guinta, she let lose another line that had me staring at the screen (16:00 – video after the jump until I can get their formatting right):

“People didn’t lose their policies as you know and if you don’t, you can look it up”

Well, I DIDN’T have to look it up, Carol – I was one of your NH constituents that DID lose his policy – one that I liked and one that was affordable to me. The paperwork that came to me from my company explicitly said that my plan had to be replaced because Obamacare mandated stuff that I didn’t want or need.  To have made that statement make you out to be a flaming liar for craven political purposes or marks you as rather stupid (or both).  MY healthcare plan changed, my premiums went UP due to Obamacare, and having just had a doctor’s appt (which, unlike others, I got to keep this one – others, not so much) to which I now get to pay a MUCH higher deductible and a much larger bill when TMEW and I go to the Pharmacy.

For her to have made that statement is sheer

unmitigated gall on her part – and yes, I watched that smarmy teacher smirk all night long so to hear this utter fabrication was just par for the course. Read the whole thing!


To be free to choose implies acceptance of the results of choices made, which means, in turn, that there should be no assignment of blame to others, including the state, if these choices turn out to have been wrong.  – James Buchanan

NH1 logoI think I may be shifting over to WBIN / NH1 (Bill Binnie’s nascent media empire – the TV version) for watching the political debates for one simple reason: they are willing to share their video and allow folks like us to embed them.  WMUR – not so much as unless I wanna spend a goodly amount of time sussing out their HTML / CSS / Java code, it’s very difficult to find the actual references to their video (a “coding” paywall, if you would).

Anyways, they are running their debates and and I watched the Guinta / SEUI-Porter one.  I’m actually re-listening to it as I’m trying to find 1 sentence that CSP uttered but I came across this one *here, 8:39):

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Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has released their latest web ad.

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MRC c/o Hot Air

“Amazingly, since September 1 ABC’s newly-renamed World News Tonight has yet to feature a single mention of this year’s campaign, let alone a full story, the MRC report revealed. “In contrast, eight years ago ABC’s World News aired 36 stories that discussed that year’s midterm campaign, including a weekly Thursday night feature that then-anchor Charlie Gibson promised would look at the ‘critical races.’”

“CBS and NBC have scarcely been more comprehensive,” the expose continued. “In 2006, CBS aired a total of 58 evening news stories that discussed the campaign, while NBC Nightly News aired 65 stories. This year, those numbers have fallen to just 14 and 11 as of October 20, declines of 76% and 83%, respectively.



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Mudslinging for me but not for thee!

by Susan Olsen October 23, 2014

Seems District 16 Senator David “You just want to get l#id, go f#ck yourself” Boutin thinks the Dems have crossed some sort of line. Guess he forgot all the nasty things he said about a fellow Republican….  

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US Progressives love Cuba’s healthcare – even for Ebola?

by Skip October 22, 2014

Rest of us – no so much. For decades, we’ve heard from mushy brain Progressives touting the “Best in World” class of healthcare Fortunately, Obama, Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter, and Annie Kuster (the Democrat gals of the Federal Govt Ambassadorships to NH) are hellbent on making our healthcare system to be exactly that – just […]

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I knew it! Democrat / Progressives everywhere are RACISTS!!!!

by Skip October 22, 2014

Got knocked off the air yesterday and today….glad to be back! Setting minimum wages is one of the most effective tools in the arsenal of racists everywhere.  South Africa’s racist Mine Workers Union discovered that years ago, saying, “When the minimum wage is introduced we believe that most of the difficulties in regard to the […]

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Obama: “US could and should be regarded as a Muslim country”

by Skip October 22, 2014

Before a couple of family matters popped up, I had been trying to find a better description of this event as well as an actual transcription from it on Canal+; all I am seeing is a bunch of “cut and paste” posts which always tend to make me leery but coming out of this source, I tend […]

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An Intelligent Conversation About Energy

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Former State Senate Candidate Steve Kenda continues the discussion of energy along with Susan Olsen (our on staff energy expert), as we delve into capacity, delivery, plant shutdowns, and what New England needs realistically to meet the demands of the Northeast market.  Then there’s the circular cabal within the PUC, we talk China’s pollution, RGGI, […]

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Tell Jeanne Shaheen: Stop Distorting the Truth

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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From Concerned Veterans for America – The accompanying press release is on the jump.

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May I See Your N. C. Driver’s License, Foreign Passport and US Voter Registrations Please

by Ed Naile October 22, 2014

North Carolina’s clean election laws were  confirmed by the US Supreme Court a few weeks ago.  N.C. Legislators dumped same day registration and the court upheld the sensible move as a state right. But another in-place, organized, leftist scheme to steal an election by any means just hit a snag because of an alert group […]

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O’Keefe Exposes Voter Fraud In Colorado

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Project Veritas has released another video, this one showing evidence of Democrat operatives in Colorado encouraging voter fraud. Colorado now mails ballots to every one in the state–a law rammed through by (guess who?) Democrats. Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS says, “That is not […]

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January One, 1850

by Ed Naile October 22, 2014

As state by state voter fraud schemes created by lawsuits, rigged court cases, and leftist legislatures take hold you will see more stories like this one from New York state where some voters are “164 years old”. A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials […]

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Is This What Happens When Jeanne Shaheen Misses A Lot Of Meetings?

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Miss a few committee meetings, say something stupid in a debate. Hot Air – Victory Lap on Chemical Weapons Shows ignorance By the administration’s own admission, the Syrian regime misled the world and hid four chemical manufacturing facilities from international weapons inspectors. Declared or undeclared, Syria maintains its chemical weapons capability and a stockpile of […]

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