May 2008

Meet The New Press – Podcast for 05/31/08

by Skip May 31, 2008

The MTNP Podcast page is brought to you by: .                                                                               And we thank them very much! Meet The New Press Radio at the speed of the Blogosphere! WEMJ 1490 Saturdays 9am-11am (EDT) Streaming Live! To play (or "stream") a clip now, just click on it.  To download it to your PC, right click […]

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When Bob Dole says what Bob Dole means, you can take it to the bank because Bob Dole means what Bob Dole says, or my name’s not Bob Dole…

by Doug May 31, 2008

While I’ve long admired Senator Bob Dole’s service and sacrifice for our country, I was always skeptical of his tenacity, or more precisely, the lack thereof, while in a position of power. Well, as my wife’s Dad (also a WWII hero) is wont to say, Hold the phone! As reported by Jonathan Martin at the Politico, […]

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Breaking News: Republican steps forward to challenge Democrat State Senator Sgambati in District 4

by Doug May 31, 2008

Laconia City Councilor Greg Knytych announced this morning on Meet the New Press radio that he will challenge the Democratic incumbent NH Senator Kathleen Sgambati for the District 4 seat. As I type this, and Skip continues to interview Greg live on the radio here are a couple points Greg raises: Keep NH values Defend […]

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Grab your radio [or your computer] … It’s time for Meet the New Press!

by Doug May 31, 2008

Starting Saturday morning at 9 am! . ….              .Pat Hynes                                  Skip Murphy                                  Doug Lambert As usual, this week’s broadcast version of GraniteGrok and AnkleBitingPundits brings an array of items and guests for your consideration– ALL STARTING AT 9AM! As always, thanks to the technical wizardry and analytical skills of Skip, if you are […]

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The Gang that Can’t Shoot Straight Strikes [out] Again…

by Doug May 30, 2008

Curses. Foiled AGAIN!! Following on the heels of the recent declaration by NH’s DRA that Belknap County must indeed, as outlined by former Laconia Mayor Thomas A Tardif and yours truly, accept the default budget thanks to their mishandling of the process, there is yet more trouble for Belknap County… From today’s Citizen newspaper (Laconia): […]

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GraniteGrok Q & A Series: Jeb Bradley

by Doug May 30, 2008

. Former Congressman Jeb Bradley is featured in today’s GraniteGok Congressional Candidate Q & A Series. He is one of the two Republicans seeking the nomination for NH’s 1st Congressional District.  As with the others that have participated, we thank Jeb for taking time to answer these questions and further continue to appreciate his acknowledgment of the […]

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GraniteGrok Q & A Series: Bob Clegg

by Doug May 29, 2008

State Senator Bob Clegg is featured in today’s GraniteGok Congressional Candidate Q & A Series. He is another of the four worthy Republican candidates in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.  As with the others, we thank Bob for taking time to answer these questions and further continue to appreciate NH’s candidates acknowledging the growing importance of the readers […]

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Sure Kyoto will work – India, China, and Russia show how… Just ignore it!

by Skip May 29, 2008

In compliance w/ Kyoto… I’m for clean air, clean land, and clean water.  Yet, there is that old truth of 80/20 – it takes 20% of the effort to get the job 80% done.  Then the Law of Diminishing Returns kicks in and it then takes 80% of the effort (and cost) to get the […]

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Government meddles in health insurance – again

by Skip May 28, 2008

I will make a prediction: this new bill, now law, will do nothing to keep health premiums low and will not do as lawmakers believe it will.  This is government legislating what the insurance marketplace can offer – it is a government mandate.  Good intentions, but flawed; nothing more than another attempt at social (and […]

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Like we all suspected – nothing but pure politics

by Skip May 27, 2008

During the last election (and during this Presidential election cycle – primaries and general), the Iraq War was something the Dems wanted to Deep Six as soon as possible.  Promises of ending the war, that they’ll defund it, and all the troops will come home with honor from that nasty civil war…. Yeah, sure! From […]

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Paul Hodes (D-NH) – let’s shut up the Military – they’re embarrassing us!

by Skip May 27, 2008

Just WAIT until the Moms of Fury hear about this one!  For quite some time, the Democrats, like House Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, have been squawking that "the war is lost – let’s run!".  Sorrowfully, so have our two Democrat Congressman, Hodes and Shea-Porter. Problem is, the evidence on the ground, the empirical […]

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Barack Obama: The family guy… not!

by Doug May 27, 2008

Barack Obama in NH (GG file photo) Our buddy John Hawkins of RightWingNews has a rather complete roundup of important quotes by the probable Democratic prez nominee Obama and other important members of his posse including his Pastor, wife, and embeds within the liberal mainstream media–in addition to a few choice ones from some of his detractors […]

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A visit to The Moving Wall…

by Doug May 26, 2008

As noted in this previous post, The Moving Wall made a stop here in Central NH this Memorial Day weekend. Following up our MTNP radio interview (podcast here) with one of the event’s organizers, David Dube, we got to meet him face to face when we paid a visit Sunday evening. During our brief chat, […]

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MTNP Podcast from 5/24/08

by Doug May 26, 2008

The MTNP Podcast page is brought to you by: .                                                                               And we thank them very much! Meet The New Press Radio at the speed of the Blogosphere! WEMJ 1490 Saturdays 9am-11am (EDT) Streaming Live! To play (or "stream") a clip now, just click on it.  To download it to your PC, right click […]

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Notable Quotes – Abraham Lincoln

by Skip May 26, 2008

A FEW WISE WORDS During this political season: *You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. *You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. * You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. * You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. * You cannot further the brotherhood […]

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Guest Blog Post: Simple desires are the key to happiness. Except when gov’t. has something to say about it…

by Doug May 26, 2008

Dashed dreams? Doug, I thought you may find this piece interesting as it relates to the growth of NH’s  regulation and inspection of the vehicle.  It also relates the simple desire of owning an old truck. All the best. Jeff Desiring an old truck By Jeff Woodburn Simple desires are the key to happiness.  I’ve […]

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Least Funny Person in America? Me?

by Doug May 25, 2008

For some unfathonable reason, I have been declared the number one least funniest person in America by the Defamer blog. Who knew? In the immortal words of Sgt Hulka, "I’ve got a helluva sense of humor!" And all this time I thought Colbert was the number one least funny person…

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Memorial Day – Death is not the worst of evils

by Skip May 25, 2008

    Heroism knows no boundary or time. We thank God that there are those amongst us that continue to put themselves in front for the rest of us, risking life, limb, and families for the safety of us all.  Our State’s motto – Live Free or Die – says it right and General Stark […]

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The Moving Wall

by Doug May 25, 2008

A note, bronze horse, and a single rose left byThe Wall in DC (photo by Doug) If you live in New Hampshire, and are looking for some way to properly "celebrate" Memorial Day Weekend, you should consider taking a trip to view The Moving Wall currently residing in  Constitution Park, Route 25 East, West Ossipee. Hosted […]

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GraniteGrok Q & A Series: Jim Steiner

by Doug May 24, 2008

Jim Steiner Jim Steiner is featured in today’s GraniteGok Congressional Candidate Q & A Series. He is another of the four worthy Republican candidates in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.  As with the others, we thank Jim for taking time to answer these questions and further continue to appreciate NH’s candidates acknowledging the growing importance of the readers […]

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Meet the New Press– Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the street… just take a little time out for Saturday morning radio!

by Doug May 24, 2008

Starting Saturday morning at 9 am! . ….              .Pat Hynes                                  Skip Murphy                                  Doug Lambert As usual, this week’s broadcast version of GraniteGrok and AnkleBitingPundits brings an array of items and guests for your consideration– ALL STARTING AT 9AM! As always, thanks to the technical wizardry and analytical skills of Skip, if you are […]

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GraniteGrok Q & A Series: Grant Bosse

by Doug May 23, 2008

Grant Bosse signs AFTR pledge back in April (GG file photo) Next up in GraniteGok’s Congressional Candidate Q & A Series, we have Grant Bosse, Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.  As with Senator Sununu, we thank Grant for taking time out of his campaign schedule ("I may be outspent but I’ll never be outworked") […]

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GraniteGrok Q & A Series: Senator Sununu

by Doug May 22, 2008

Senator Sununu meets with military families early last year. (GG file photo) Senator John E. Sununu was kind enough to participate in GraniteGok’s Congressional Candidate Q & A Series. We thank him for taking time from his busy schedule to do so, and further appreciate his acknowledgement of us and our readers here in the […]

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The GraniteGrok Q & A Series– NH’s Congressional Candidates on the Issues

by Doug May 22, 2008

GraniteGrok is pleased to announce the start of our first "Q & A Series". Seeking to focus on particular issues and specifics from political candidates rather than the broad rhetoric most often associated with campaigns, Skip and I have developed a set of questions based mainly on issues that should be, in our opinion, of importance to […]

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The Democrat response (satire warning)

by Skip May 21, 2008

Doug and I are certainly supporters of the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition that had a major announcment in Concord this week (Doug attended and posted here).  There is much truth in the famous phrase "lower taxes are the result of lower spending".  To this end, the NHAC’s Pledge is simple: I hereby pledge not to […]

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Guest Blog Post: About that math NECAP: “It really was not a hard test, it just tested basic concepts which should be learned at a young age…”

by Doug May 21, 2008

by Ann Marie Banfield The state Superintendent of the Georgia schools contacted parents to give them the news that the math scores from the state proficiency exam proved to be dismal.  The Superintendent decided to release the news to help prepare parents for this grim news. What I find interesting is that Georgia has pretty good […]

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Guest Blog Post by Grant Bosse: Energy

by Doug May 21, 2008

Congress Needs New Energy and a New Energy Policy by Grant Bosse As oil prices reach record highs, gasoline and diesel prices make every fill-up painful, and New Hampshire continues to pay the highest electricity prices in the nation, we have to ask ourselves; why does Congress keep making energy more expensive? Last year’s Energy […]

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Defending the New Hampshire Advantage Pledge unveiled Tuesday

by Doug May 21, 2008

. Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Senator Joe Kenney at yesterday’s New Hampshire Advantage Coalition’s official rollout of their "Defending the New Hampshire Advantage Pledge" (photos by GraniteGrok) The pushback begins… Yesterday morning in Concord at the Legislative Office Building, putting the proverbial money where his mouth is, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, along with […]

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Homeschoolers – under attack all over?

by Skip May 20, 2008

We had a small concern going on around here in NH where the Democratic (highly leveraged Teacher Union support) with an encircle and envelope strategy.  Well put by Consent of the Governed: The Live Free Or Die State wants to regulate homeschooling curriculum. So much for "living free" This week, on March 13, the New […]

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GOP – and these kids are trying to change it

by Skip May 20, 2008

Recent readers to the ‘Grok know that both Doug and I want the Republican Party to move back to where it will win all up and down the ticket – back to its conservative roots.  While there are individuals that can run as liberal Rs, for the most part, the Party lives and dies as […]

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