Day: May 23, 2013

IRS As Political Hammer, Not the First Time, Nor the Last, Unless…

Sometimes blogging is about creative commentary and piquing the other side while, hopefully, providing a different perspective. Other times, it’s just about spreading information. This is one of those times. I initially dressed this up with all sorts of semi-wittiness (heavy on the “semi”) reminiscent of a tired comic strip, but the length of the …

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“You Have To Ask Me Nicely”

Ms. Pillsbury, Please advise where I may obtain electronic or hard copies of each of the “handouts” detailed in Attachment 1 of the 2010 Interim Report of the Commission to Study Water Infrastructure Sustainability Funding, created by SB 60, Chapter 245:1, Law of 2009, as well as all commission meeting minutes and notes. For ease …

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CALL TO ACTION: SB48 passed the House Ed Committee.

From Ann Marie Banfield c/o Facebook CALL TO ACTION: SB48 passed the House Ed Committee.  The good news is that both the Democrats and Republicans had ISSUES with ASSESSING “Dispositions”. That word was removed with an amendment. Unfortunately schools will be labeled “Priority” and “Focus” schools based upon the standardized assessment results. This means that …

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New Hampshire State Senate Nixes Medicaid Expansion in Budget

By a vote of 4 – 2 Senate budget writes have ‘Just said No’ to the proposed Medicaid expansion option tied to the “Eliminate Any Hope Of Affordable Care Act,” frequently misrepresented as the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ or ObamaCare.  Speaking for the majority, State Senate Majority Leader Peter Bragdon, who happens to be State Senator, said something incredibly intelligent. …

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How Much Mileage Can We Get Out Of This? (Updated & Bumped)

Update! – The Democrats claim they needed the Monday Caucus so that both sides could give their views on the Casino Bill, and that this was a legitimate purpose for which they could exact a mileage reimbursement on a Monday, but Wednesday morning of the same week, before the session and vote on the Casino Bill,  the …

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TEA Party starting to return to protesting? Here in NH, a re-start. DHS Police take notice?

With the recent news that the IRS was using its bureaucratic muscle to muzzle TEA Party groups ahead of the last Presidential election (hmm, the Press kept harping that the TEA Party disappeared – now we know, in part, why), is this now going to be a Rick Santelli type moment, Version 2.0?  They started …

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Well, given the performance of the former NH Congressmen, can’t say I blame him

By that, we supposedly put two Republican mens’ butts into US House Representatives chairs with one and only one main major mission – cut the spending.  Each time a Continuing Resolution showed up that could have stopped the national madness that has been adding to the National debt, they folded on their promises and folded …

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