Monday, July 9, 2012

Smart Girl Politics – First Annual Armed and Fabulous at the Londerry Fish & Game this Saturday

by Skip July 9, 2012

Gals, Guns, and Politics – a Trifecta of goodness!  Really – what’s not to like about rugged ladies shooting guns and giving the latest rundown on what’s what in NH, National, or International politics.  I am looking forward to going – and GraniteGrok will be covering the event.  We’ll be live streaming the event, doing […]

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Animal Rights Whackos; Gotta Love Em’

by Rick Olson July 9, 2012

“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.”  —P. J. O’Rourke Laughter…I mean, these people basically suck. Oh, how our technological and societal conventions have caused us to lose our way…To forget from whence we came…Hunters…gathers….I mean these people….really really suck., mostly because […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 2: Contrast other governance with that of NH?

by Skip July 9, 2012

Well, it has been a few days since Question 1 (“Why are you running”) was asked of Susan Olsen (last Thursday).  On the other hand, when starting this post, I thought it had been several days since Question 1 had posted (only yesterday).  In some ways, this question is led from part of her answer […]

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Data Point – Household balance sheets best in 10 years

by Skip July 9, 2012

From Business Insider (emphasis mine, reformatted): “He points to the ratio of household liquid assets to liabilities which has increased to 2.11 in the first quarter of 2012, from 1.99 in the fourth quarter of 2011, as a positive sign. The is the highest reading since Q1 2002.  This ratio measures the health of consumers […]

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GrokTV Event – CNHT in review – Speaker of the NH House, Bill O’Brien

by Skip July 9, 2012

And we come to the end of the speakers at the CNHT Annual Picnic (“Old Home Day for Conservatives!”).  Fittingly enough (although he spoke early in the agenda),  we have the Speaker of the NH House of Representatives, Bill O’Brien: The speech transcript:  Coalition of NH Taxpayers – July 7, 2012 “Will we continue to […]

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GrokTV Event – CNHT in review – The “Specials” edition!

by Skip July 9, 2012

Well, more than just the “top” positions in the State (e.g., NH Governor, NH Senate,  NH House) are being sought here in  New Hampshire – and a few of those candidates did show up at the CNHT Annual Picnic.  In order of appearance:    Frank Szabo (Sheriff, Hillsboro)                                     Michael Tierney (NH Exec. Council, District 2) […]

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Manchester School District – Is this an Anti-School Choice Move?

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Despite earlier promises the Manchester School district may now be refusing to bus charter school kids based on the argument that it will cost $82,000.00 in transportation costs to do so.  From what I’ve been told so far, the original plan was to have them ride on the existing Catholic school bus routes, which would […]

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The Embrace of Administrative Despotism – A Notable Quote

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions; they want to be led, and they wish to remain free.  As they can not destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once.  They devise a sole, tutelary, and all powerful from of government, but […]

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NH Senator Gordon Humphrey Endorses Ovide Lamontagne for Governor

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Manchester, NH – Two-term U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey today announced his support of Ovide Lamontagne for Governor. Sen. Humphrey represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1990.  He declined to run for reelection in 1990, fulfilling a campaign promise to limit himself to two terms.  He voted against the federal budget all […]

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Bring Out The Dead Vote

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

  Paul Westcott of WGIR and 90.7 The Wave has this excellent Kodak moment (below) posted at WGIR-AM.com. Yes, it’s a get out the dead voter drive.  You may recall that we’ve covered this kind of thing here in the past.  The New Hampshire Dead People Party (and here -NHDP), and here, and here, and […]

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Healthcare Mandate Ruling: IS The Dust Settling?

by Rick Olson July 9, 2012

“Who needs enemies when you’ve got Republican Surrenderists for Obamacare waiting in the wings?” —Michelle Malkin Eleven days have passed since the Supreme Court Healthcare mandate ruling. And with breakneck lightening speed pundits on both sides took to the airwaves, spinning, expounding, pontificating, analyzing and finger-wagging. What was shocking to many in the pregnant pause of […]

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Manchester Democrat Peter Sullivan Admits He Is a Socialist

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

This has to be one of my favorite screen caps this year.  It is a facebook comment by Manchester Democrat Peter Sullivan.  In it, he is simultaneously suggesting that an admitted atheist has more doctrinally in common with the Catholic Church than “Anything you will see from those homophobic nuts at GraniteGrok.” That is so […]

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