Day: March 4, 2013

Grant Bosse – “Hassan is Reviving Several of John Lynch’s Budget Tricks”

Grant Bosse has a new piece out on Watching out for Budget Gimmicks.  There’s a brief history of “governors of budgets past,” and their serial inability to deliver both parts on time.  He then gets into the current Hassan half-budget for which part two is now nearing three-weeks past due. Hassan is reviving several of …

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Gas Tax, Gas Tax, Gas Tax! Bill O’Brien Has An Amendment for HB 617

Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has submitted a proposed amendment to HB 617 the New Hampshire Democrats massive gas tax hike.   It would require all taxes raised to go to the Highway Department for roads and bridges.   (From Facebook) This morning I sent the following email to all other state representatives. I would like …

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Who’s A Target? Day By Day Version

Billions of bullets, armored vehicles for DHS, targets that look like regular citizens – yeah, I feel safer now! GraniteGrok has been covering this and related developments, but I like the way Chris Muir sticks it right back to them! Previously on GraniteGrok: I’m a Target, You’re a Target, Your Kid’s a Target!! I’m a …

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Republican Ed Gionet Jumps Ship on NH Democrats Massive Gas Tax Hike

Grafton County District 5 Republican Ed Gionet, who voted for the Democrats massive gas tax increase in committee –when he thought it was for roads and bridges–has announced that he will not vote for the bill when it hits the house floor.  Why?  Read it for yourself. PRESS RELEASE – REP. EDMUND GIONET ANNOUNCES HE INTENDS TO …

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Republican Sponsor of NH’s Massive Gas Tax Increase No Longer Supports the Bill

One of HB617’s original sponsors, a bill that would raise New Hampshire’s gas tax more than 80% once fully implemented, has had a come to Jesus moment with regard to Democrats and taxes. I can only hope our humble influence here at GraniteGrok, the fact that he is one of my state reps, and the emails pointing out the unpleasant historical …

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A domestic, internal army for America? Who would be the target?

Illegal aliens? Invading Canadians? Rampaging Boy Scouts or Tea Partiers? It’s anyone’s guess, but it has been widely reported that the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stockpiled 1.6 billion rounds of .40 caliber and 9mm ammunition over the past year. Now the news comes out that the DHS has purchased 2,700 military-style MRAP …

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The War on Poor Children by Religious Bigots in New Hampshire

There is an excellent article over at Math Wizards, on the effort by some in New Hampshire to repeal a scholarship program for poor kids titled “HB370: A WAR ON POOR CHILDREN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE by RELIGIOUS BIGOTS?” The article observes that opponents are pointing to the NH State constitution as a reason for repeal, but …

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About That Media Bias We Hear About (and) A Bit of Odebacle Reminiscing.

Debra Heine, at Breitbart, has a P.I.’s  peep shot of the wife-beater wearing Obama Administration and its abusive relationship with the media. She makes note of how reporters are treated if they say anything the boss in the Big House doesn’t like.  But every time the new media or the so-called swing voters ask, like …

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Only Taxpayers are supposed to Tighten their Belts

The Republican majority in the Belknap County Convention is fighting County tax increases. These Republicans seem to be the only people in any level of government showing concern for the bill-payers (taxpayers) most of whom are already struggling in today’s poor economy. In January, President Obama raised working people’s taxes and everyone’s cost of living. …

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