Thursday, January 8, 2015

Email Doodlings – a “what if” for one of the NH House Republican factions

by Skip January 8, 2015

More emailing today than postings, so a chance to combine the two.  And it comes up with a single “what if” supposition.  Again, reference back to my Pat Caddell “ready to quit” and the notices about the “3” and the “4” (slightly edited): … the NH GOP just doesn’t get how close many of its activists […]

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Report: O Blows Off the VA to Attend Pep Rally

by Scott Morales January 8, 2015
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I know, “Shocker!” he’s been blowin off the VA since Satan’s fetid vapors blew him onto the steps of the Capitol on that cold, macabre inauguration day.  Here is his cavalcade careening past the VA in Phoenix: But this was not just any VA.  This was the crux of last years VA scandal.  The VA […]

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Jack Flanagan anecdote – Part 1

by Skip January 8, 2015

Remember, it was the erstwhile NH House “Majority” Leader Jack Flanagan who invited us to this game.   This was just sent in speaking to I was on a committee where Flanagan was for a while. He is very “moderate,” i.e. squishy. He admits that his district doesn’t like conservative Republicans (I don’t buy it, but […]

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Really – Jack Flanagan (NH House “Majority Leader”) wants us to play with him?

by Skip January 8, 2015

Heh!  This ought to be fun.  First Jack Flanagan goes after an activist (and ‘Grok friend) by calling him a Democrat Lemming  (wrong thing to do, btw) and then decides to slag us at the same time.  Well, stay tuned as we can play this game all. day. long.  And Jack Flanagan? Is that REALLY […]

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“You have made them not care”, NH GOP – The three becomes four

by Skip January 8, 2015

Promoted from the Comment section of “You have made them not care”- NH GOP Elite? Pat yourselves on the back – three MORE just took the Exit door” (emphasis mine): Welcome to the club. I left the Republican Party when former Republican senator Rausch tried to push a gas tax chained to the CPI. When […]

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“You have made them not care”- NH GOP Elite? Pat yourselves on the back – three MORE just took the Exit door

by Skip January 8, 2015

My previous post on Pat Caddell’s observation on the anger among the GOP grassroots (“up to one-third of Republicans are ready to call it quits as members of the GOP“) elicited an inbound email  directed towards the NH GOP (emphasis mine) – a real life example of calling it quits: Just finished your article on Republicans […]

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Who Are The Surrender Monkeys Now?

by Mike January 8, 2015
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Roll Call Rules Change Crashes and Burns, 343-36

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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The NH House rules change proposed by the NH House rules committee (both Republican and Democrat House leadership) was tabled on the first day of the 2015 session by an impressive vote of 343-36. The measure would have doubled the number of ‘seconds’ needed to record a vote from the floor and its ‘defeat’ is […]

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NH House Rep. Max Abramson’s Court Case Details (Re-posted)

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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On July 13th, 2013 Max Abramson joined us on GrokTALK! to share the details of his court case.  Given recent events in the NH House and Max’s circumstances making the news, I thought it might be useful to re-post this so folks could hear from Max the circumstances leading to the charges, the original 911 […]

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Bishop Asks Queen to Take From Pawns

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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Bishop Peter A. Libasci, Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire took to the pages of the Concord Monitor yesterday to appeal to Governor Hassan and the NH State legislatures “better nature” on the matter of the budget.   The opening paragraph frames the context.  It is again time for a new state budget.  How will […]

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David Pope Nails The Religion Of The Perpetually Offended

by Mike January 8, 2015

Australian cartoonist David Pope was kept awake by thoughts of Charlie Hebdo’s staff being murdered for their drawings and writing, so he sketched this epic shot at Islamic extremists. For me, it echoes the words of “Charb”, the editor of Harlie Hebdo: “I don’t feel as though I’m killing someone with a pen. I’m not […]

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Was The Paris Cop Shot On The Street?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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In the wake of yesterdays tragic terror attack in Paris, comes in-box material I had not expected. This is a video from YouTube (No! Not a YouTube Video!?) in which a Paris police officer was reportedly “executed by a terrorist.”  Take a look and tell us what you see. Note: Press reports identify him as […]

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Why Wouldn’t Shawn Jasper Want Any Witnesses?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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From “The Desk” of Rep Max Abramson (re: Democrat Elected Speaker Shawn Jasper) After responding to your office’s request for meeting, I was disappointed that you would not meet with me to discuss the issue of committee assignments with a witness present, either Representative Baldasaro or House Leader William O’Brien… I was strongly cautioned by […]

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