Day: July 10, 2012

Labor Department Report Reveals Billions in Additional Union Politcal Activity

From 2006 to 2011 Unions in the United states spent $4.4 Billion dollars on political activity, $3.3 Billion more than typically advertised.  This astounding number comes from the Center for Responsive Politics which collected data from a set of obscure annual reports that Unions are required to file with the Department of Labor regarding detailed …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 3: Governing Principles

Unlike most interviews that we do with candidates, which tend to just touch on philosophy, this one with Susan Olsen stayed mostly philosophical.  Think about it – we have asked candidates all kinds of questions about all kinds of issues, and then we backtrack those answers to figure out what their foundations are.  And where ever …

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Americans For Prosperity NH- 2011-2012 Legislative Score Card [Updated-Added A+’s]

[Updated and Bumped- I added the Republican House Rep A+ grades on the jump.  Grok Updates by county etc coming soon.] AFP-NH has released its 2011-2012 Legislative scorecard for New Hampshire.  In my review of the score card results there is not much that will surprise anyone who makes it a habit of paying attention …

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Is Kelly Ayotte…Lost?

Word is spreading around the globe that NH Senator Kelly Ayotte is likely to support the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” (UNCLOS, aka “LOST”) treaty that Hillary Clinton has been pushing for years, John Kerry (D-MA) is cheerleading, and President Obama has already pledged to sign.  This, in and of itself, …

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Contact Senator Ayotte NOW!

Twenty Republican Senators are prepared to vote with Democrats in passing the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).  LOST would be what happens to our offshore mineral rights if this thing passes. Please contact Senator Ayotte now to express your objection to her voting to approve this treaty. 20 Republicans set to uphold controversial UN …

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

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’

“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?

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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