July 2012

Ted Cruz Wins Texas Primary

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

AP c/o Hot Air, calls the Texas US Senate Primary for TEA Party Backed candidate Ted Cruz. The followup should read…. Democrats double down on TEA Party is dead rhetoric. You know… that whole “The Bigger the Lie” thing.

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Water Sustainability Commission (a subset of the Granite State Future Plan, aka Sustainable Communities Initiative) – their own words. First Rep. Spang in her own words

by Skip July 31, 2012

UPDATE before publishing:  Apparently, Judith has responded to Ken and invoking both International Law and the World Court?  That’s only by email, but THIS I have to see! ********************* Our mission here at the ‘Grok is to promote and to protect Individual Freedom, Liberty, and Rights.  Period.  Sure, we do other things as well, but […]

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Where the Celebrity Money In Politics Is…As If You Didn’t Know

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

One of the best sources for large dollar Political Donation history is Newsmeat.com.   I use it often, as regular readers may have noticed, but one of the features I have not used is the ability to look at large lists of Celebrities, Executives, Politicians, Media people, and see their contributions and party preferences. The donation […]

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The confirmed socialist says….

by Tim Condon July 31, 2012
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Enviro-Tyranny…coming soon to New Hampshire

by Tom July 31, 2012

Maybe you’ve heard about Gary Harrington, of Eagle Point, Oregon, and his battle with local officials over his rural collection of rainwater? (yes, that kind of water…from the sky) I’m sorry!  Not his battle – I meant his arrest, 9-count misdemeanor conviction, sentencing of 30 days in jail, and $1500 fine. Think it can’t happen […]

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Grok Special Interview: Jane Cormier,Candidate for NH House – Questions 3 & 4: Too many uninvolved people? What are your values?

by Skip July 31, 2012

Having gone over the preliminaries questions of “have you done this before” and ‘why are you running” with Jane Cormier (running for the NH House in Belknap 8 – Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton), from her answers came the next two questions (heh!  It is ALWAYS better to ask questions from what people themselves have already […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 6 – Why hasn’t anyone already streamlined NH State Agencies?

by Skip July 31, 2012

In our last question, we were curious to see why Andy Sanborn thought about State Government and if the State Agencies in the Executive Branch were doing the right things and in the right ways.  Continuing on in that vein, we then extended that question to try to understand why no one else had yet […]

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Data Point – Taxmageddon (Obama’s Tax Hikes, Part 1: the Magnitude)

by Skip July 31, 2012

(H/T: Heritage Foundation)

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Notable Quote – Milton Friedman (on the occasion of the birth of this Nobel Prize winning economist)

by Skip July 31, 2012

What the market does is to reduce greatly the range of issues that must be decided through political means, and thereby to minimize the extent to which government need participate directly in the game.  The characteristic feature of action through political channels is that it tends to require or enforce substantial conformity.  The great advantage […]

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Notable Quotes: Frederic Bastiat

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

[There] “is this idea that mankind is merely inert matter, receiving life, organization, morality, and prosperity from the power of the state.  And even worse, it will be stated that mankind tends toward degeneration, and is stopped from this downward course only by the mysterious hand of the legislator. -Frédéric Bastiat For Barack ‘You Didn’t […]

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Did Durham Outsource Cost of Obama Visit…to Other NH Taxpayers?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

The town of Durham has reported that the costs of the Obama visit–which the Obama campaign refused to pay for–cost the town $19,851.00.  But it will only cost the anonymous donor around $13,000.00 because… c/o Gretyl MacAlaster -July 31st Union Leader “…town public safety officials were able to reduce local costs through careful distribution of […]

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Doing Well by Doing Good: Chick-fil-A Rakes in the Ca$h!

by Mike July 31, 2012

I awoke this morning to a report in my mailbox which emphasizes the fact that good, moral, conservative, businesses not only make money, but often do stunningly well, frequently because of, rather than despite, those conservative principles. From PrivCo, whose full report can be seen by clicking the graphic above: July 31, 2012 1:45am EST – PrivCo […]

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Madame Michelle de Obama Graces New Hampshire With Her Presence…

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

From the Telegraph de Nashua First lady Michelle Obama is planning a series of campaign stops in New Hampshire this week. She’ll make a swing Thursday through Holderness, Laconia and Manchester. The events include an early afternoon fundraiser in Holderness. That will be followed by grassroots events designed to boost on-the-ground support in Laconia and […]

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Schumer’s Magazine Ban. (No, not Newsweek or Time, That Would be Useful.)

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

When there is a law breaker with the gun, in a room full of unarmed people whom he (or she) is intent on or willing to kill… eleven rounds is one too many.  Law breakers never carry extra magazines, just like obese people will never think to buy two 15.95 ounce sodas in New York […]

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There is nothing more moral than eliminating government ‘charity’

by Carolyn July 31, 2012

As conservative Republicans work to eliminate or reduce the amount of money New Hampshire spends on government programs, critics on the political left have emerged from time to time with the idea that these policies are immoral—or as one outspoken critic said, “morally repugnant.” This criticism is predicated on a belief that only government can […]

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Obama Bin Busted: The Story of “Leading From Behind”, and His Backseat Driver

by Mike July 31, 2012

You remember the Osama Bin Laden storyline: Clinton let him slip through his fingers in Sudan, Bush couldn’t pin him down with certainty, But Barack Hussein Obama, Mmm, Mmm, MMMmm, had the courage, the vision, and the decisive executive mind to get the job done!! Ahem, not so much. Quite aside from the crass nature […]

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Well, while Judith Spang wants Government to take your water rights right from underneath you (literally), she sold her share to the Govt for $500K

by Skip July 30, 2012

Subtitle:      Once again, Progressive hypocrisy…..Do I say and not what I do, and never mind that other hand…. OR:                    Ya gotta love it – siphoning off taxpayer money for private interest groups for their hobby. OK, just one more (I promise):   FOLLOW THE MONEY! And in this case, LOTS of money followed Judith Spang, (NH […]

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Now and Then…

by Tom July 30, 2012

A 2008 Obama voter interviews her 2012 self….

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The President addresses Congress assembled! About…the DEBT BOMB.

by Tim Condon July 30, 2012

SING it! (And watch it through to the end…to the end of…the countdown.)

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Irony – do you see it?

by Skip July 30, 2012

Aw, cry me a river of tears!  I got this from a friend (wink, wink) from the National Director for Socialist Youths division of the Democrat Socialists of America.  Does anyone else see the irony in the plea ( reformatted, emphasis mine) Invest Your Socialist Cash in the Future: Youth Scholarship Fund Running Low If […]

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Nullification…Liberal Style (part deux)

by Tom July 30, 2012

Thanks to the NHTPC, I found a video in which Carol Che-Porter, then candidate for Congress (beating Jeb Bradley shortly after), spoke at a NH Tea Party rally! Yes, it’s true!  Gadsden flags were flying, tri-corner hats were worn, and such liberty-loving creatures as Rep. Neal Kurk, Elbert Bicknell (GONH), Katherine Albrecht, and former State […]

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What The…? How About That NH Ranking Report Thing Take 2…

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2012

WordPress ate my post…. Sorry.  I tried to add links from reports released in 2012 to the previous post and WordPress nuked me.  I lost some stuff.  It was a regular Shakespearean tragedy.  But I’m not giving up so let’s try this again. New Hampshire is awesome and despite  “TEA party Republicans” eliminating the 800 […]

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“The Dark Knight Rises”: Arise, capitalism and freedom….

by Tim Condon July 30, 2012

Has anyone seen The Dark Knight Rises? I haven’t. Not that I have anything against Batman. It’s just not a movie that was on my A-List (and nothing need be said about the killings last week in Colorado; this is about the movie, not the apparently insane killer). Now it is. In today’s Wall Street […]

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Agenda 21’s Evil Twin: Meet the Common Core Curriculum, and the PLANNED Dumbing Down of Our Kids

by Mike July 30, 2012

For the past couple of months, since Jack Kimball uncovered an attempted property-rights coup in Dover, we have paid a great deal of attention to the UN Agenda 21, which simply put, plans to reduce us under servitude of a one world government by incrementally promoting “Sustainable Development”, and other platitudinous claptrap, which shrinks our […]

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To The Manchester School Board – ‘You know..You’re Breaking The Law, Right?’

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2012

I wrote about this back on July 9th.  The Manchester School board voted to cut transportation funding as part of a deal to find the cash to put teachers back on the payroll. At the end of the day, cuts made to public school jobs were reinstated at the expense of school choice and charter […]

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Senators Ayotte, McCain, and Graham in Merrimack NH This Tuesday

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2012

From NECN MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is returning to New Hampshire to discuss looming defense spending cuts. The Arizona senator, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will discuss defense spending cuts approved by Congress at a town hall meeting in Merrimack on Tuesday. The […]

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Nullification….Liberal Style

by Tom July 29, 2012

Back in 2007, when the New Hampshire legislature was dominated by Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and all other sorts of flotsam and jetsam, something interesting happened: They nullified a federal law…..Gasp! Yes, sir, they certainly did.  New Hampshire’s HB 685 nullified the REAL ID Act, passed in 2005 and signed into law by George W Bush, […]

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Is Obama Even Doing His Job?

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2012

From Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com The Golfer in Chief has passed 100 rounds, and in one week managed 21 campaign events.  He has attended 163 fundraisers in his re-election campaign, according to Lehay, and then some.  So he’s busy.  Too busy to do his job? Consider this evidence: He’s not received an economic briefing […]

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Pam Bondi (Florida AG) Speaks to the Seacoast Republican Women

by Mike July 29, 2012

Rallying the troops for Mitt Romney at the Stratham, NH Victory HQ, and introduced by Leanne Moccia, SRW president:

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NH Rep Judith Spang replies to Ken Eyring – defends the taking of water rights from property owners. Ken rebuts

by Skip July 29, 2012

Earlier this week, I had put up a Letter by Ken Eyring concerning Gov. Lynch’s Water Sustainability Commission that without any authorizing legislation or statute, is in the process of taking away your water rights.  I wrote the following preamble to that Letter: Did you know that there is an executive commission that was set […]

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