Thursday, August 2, 2012

What About Bob?

by Rick Olson August 2, 2012

“The problem with smear campaigns is that too often they work.”   —Mark Shields Robert M. Tarr. Were it not for bad luck, he would have no luck at all.  As the Union Leader’s Mark Hayward pointed out in his Union Leader hatchet job on Bob Tarr,  he and his wife Pauline came to the Queen […]

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Yesterday was Chick-Fil-a day! And a hateful CFO is getting canned?

by Skip August 2, 2012

Update:  Yes, for the hate filled rant below, Adam Smith is no longer the CFO at Vante.  Thanks to the commentors for confirming it! “Always tastes better when it is full of hate!” All the way down to DC, I kept hearing how Conservative folks have been flocking (pun intended) to Chick-Fil-A outlets to support […]

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GrokWATCH: Right To Know Request – Water Sustainability Commission public surveys

by Skip August 2, 2012

Two days ago, we launched our newest Right To Know series concerning Gov. Lynch’s Water Sustainability Commission – that which was ordered into existence by Executive Order: Good afternoon, Having just taken your survey, I have a question:  will you be publishing all of the surveys taken so as to validate the summary result?  Like […]

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation: Defend the American Dream Summit 2012

by Skip August 2, 2012

I drove down here to DC yesterday for AFP’s Defending the American Dream Summit 2012.  There’s a packed agenda  for sure, and I have some slots tomorrow (10 – 2pm) and on Saturday ( 8 – 3pm) for the ‘Grok to be on Radio Row so am hoping nab some good interviews.  I’ll put up […]

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Is the GOP dead in the long run? The WSJ begs to differ.

by Tim Condon August 2, 2012

I recently quoted political analyst, author, commentator, and former Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, who says “In the long run, the GOP is dead.” Why? Because the GOP’s voting base of white people is shrinking, while the numbers of Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians—all of whom tend to vote Democrat—are rising. Goodbye GOP? “No so fast,” says […]

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GrokTV – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn – Question 8

by Skip August 2, 2012

Accomplishments? We always try to spend “a little time with GraniteGrok” and with Andy Sanborn (running for reelection to the NH Senate in District 9), we came to the realization that we had spent a lot more time than just a little.  So, we decided to end our interrogation interview with him with this last […]

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Data Point – Taxmageddon (Obama’s Tax Hikes, Part 3-it will cost YOU!)

by Skip August 2, 2012

(H/T: Heritage Foundation)

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GrokTV-Jane Cormier for NH House-Questions 7 & 8

by Skip August 2, 2012

#7 Are Government and Society interchangeable terms?  #8 Should they be? Continuing on with our questions for with Jane Cormier (running for the NH House in Belknap 8 – Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton), we wanted to know which should be the driving force in the land: Government or Society?  Are they two different entities?  If […]

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NH TEA Party Republicans Better At Revenue & Spending Estimates Than Democrats…Again

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2012

I know… New Hampshire Democrats were losing sleep in hopes of some politically-beneficial revenue numbers, and guess what?  They were politically beneficial….To TEA Party Republicans. The Union Leader is reporting that New Hampshire state revenues were slightly above estimates in July, with solid performances that suggest we are budgeting wisely so that the working families […]

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