August 2016

Anthony Weiner is Carlos Danger, Not so Private Dick

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2016
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That, is funny.

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Liberal Gatekeeper Doesn’t Need No Stinkin’ Bill-o-Rights

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2016
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New York’s AG has decreed that donations to non-profits over $5,000.00 be made public. Myron Magnet, writing at City Journal, had some insightful thoughts on that, then closed with this. [James] Madison would not get the joke that the Constitution’s imagined “right to privacy” allows unrestricted abortion but doesn’t protect anonymous donations to those advocating […]

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Sununu Akbar

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2016
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Last night Kimberly Morin and I recorded a segment for this week’s podcast. The discussion centered on the Sununu family purchase of Waterville Valley Ski Resort in New Hampshire and the claim that the investors were local when at least one of them was not. As Kimberly explains here, over a million dollars originated from […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Get your Opponent’s Voting Records

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2016
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RLCNH has become RINO Watchtower. If you’re looking for voting records or comparisons to see who in your town or your primary is voting with Democrats and how often, Spec Bowers, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire has the details. Email: Chairman@rlcnh.org Spec explains a few things about voting records, plus a few points […]

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Er, the Progressives haven’t ever shut up about this “conversation”

by Skip August 30, 2016

WGN reports that just last weekend 67 Chicagoans were shot, 11 died from their wounds. Apparently, a military-aged American is safer in uniform in Iraq, Libya or Afghanistan fighting ISIS than living in inner-city America. New York, Chicago and Los Angeles also have the strictest gun control in the country reinforcing the old saw that […]

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Palate Cleanser: Its a freakin’ laser! And does something useful!

by Skip August 30, 2016

I’ve had to clean rusty stuff before.  Heck, I have stuff that still has to be cleaned. I want one. (H/T: Sploid)

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RLCNH ‘Hall of Shame’ (The RINO’s among RINO’s)

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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Spec Bowers, Chair of the RLCNH, has been publishing the voting records of ‘Republicans’ who ran as Republicans but spend far too much time voting with Democrats. Today he sent out a list- The Hall of Shame. These are the ‘Republicans’ with the worst records, and how often they voted with Democrats or against Republicans. Alphabetical […]

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Forrester and Van Ostern: Sketchy endorsements by ‘Save the Children’

by Kimberly Morin August 30, 2016

Over the weekend a mailer was sent by Save the Children Action Network endorsing and touting Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeannie Forrester in the primary. The same organization has also endorsed Colin Van Ostern in the Democrats’ gubernatorial primary.

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DNC Interim Chair Says Exchanging Political Access for Money is Normal

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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Long-Time Dirty Democrat (and interim DNC Chair) Donna Brazile tried to soft-peddle concerns about Hillary using her Foundation to grant access to her office. Instead, she gives “illegal activity” the DNC stamp of approval. (Hot Air) You see, Brazille is describing a scenario where, she believes, it’s perfectly understandable that a major donor to a […]

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Branco Cartoon – San Francisco Forty-Whiner

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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Branco – LI

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Economic Freedom

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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What is economic freedom and what is the best way to talk about it with voters? Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire tries to answer these questions during his presentation at The 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. 603Alliance

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/Crickets

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2016
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My apologies for the dearth of content. I’ve been very quiet lately, compared to what passes for my blogging “normal.” But I’m in the middle of two projects. The first is editing the video for the 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. I’ve been posting that video on GraniteGrok a few days after it goes up here. The […]

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Gene Wilder RIP

by Scott Morales August 29, 2016
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Waterville Valley: Chris Sununu’s lies, Islamic ties and business failure

by Kimberly Morin August 29, 2016

Last week, Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader shared a story from Politico Pro that pointed out Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu’s lie about Waterville Valley only having local investors. Sununu made the claim about having only local investors back in 2010 when he purchased the resort. Sununu often talked about local control and even […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Education

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2016
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Next up at The 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit Ann Marie Banfield from Cornerstone Action spoke on testing, Common Core, legislative language and local control of education. 603Alliance.org

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EPA Drops Climate Cult ‘Pamphlets’ on Every State, Including Yours

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2016
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The EPA has taken some of that money they took from you to produce ‘Fact Sheets’ on climate change and its impact on your state. EPA isn’t trying to be funny but I challenge you to read this without laughing. It’s ridiculous. But it was never meant to be serious science. Its purpose is to enable […]

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College Mascot Not Calm and Nurturing Enough

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2016
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Until they’ve perfected the G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate. “I believe incoming students should be met with welcoming, nurturing, calm, accepting and happy messages,”Resmiye Oral, a clinical professor of pediatrics, wrote Tuesday in an email to athletic department officials, obtained by the Iowa City Press-Citizen. “And our campus community is doing a great job in that regard […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Property Rights

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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In this segment, Government Overreach & Federalism, Jim Kofalt from the 603 Alliance discusses the issue of Federal Land grabs and the EPA’s MS4 Water regulations. Both present significant problems for property rights and property taxes. Everyone in New Hampshire, whether citizen or citizen legislator, needs to understand what they are and the impact these Federal efforts […]

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Carol Shea-Porter will choose failed government over her constituents

by Kimberly Morin August 27, 2016

On Tuesday, Max Sullivan from Seacoast Online reported that Carol Shea-Porter, a failed Democrat candidate for the 1st Congressional District, believes government is the solution. Shea-Porter is the former 1st Congressional District Representative who lost her seat in 2014 to Republican Representative Frank Guinta. One of the reasons Shea-Porter lost her seat was because of […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Life & Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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Jane Cormier from NHRTL was one of our many excellent speakers at the 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. Her subjects were Life and Religious liberty. Here are Jane’s remarks from the event.

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Saturday Morning Funnies: Bad Lip Reading the Democrat Convention

by Scott Morales August 27, 2016

This is pretty funny:

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Flood Plains Flood

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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The experts milking the climate change ATM are blaming the flooding in Louisiana on Global Warming. But most of Louisiana is in a flood plain. I’m no expert, but that sounds like it increases the odds of flooding. The geology proves me right. Geology that is many thousands of years in the making due to…repeated flooding. Flooding […]

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GrokTALK! Returns Next Week

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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We’re off this week (I feel like I’ve been off all month) but we’ll be back to form on September 3rd. If you don’t want to wait, there is an audio player is in the right sidebar and there is a recent episode list a bit further down. You can also listen on you laptop, […]

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Birds of a feather dress together?

by Skip August 26, 2016

(H/T: Instapundit)

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BlogQuestion of the Day – yeah, go ahead and fill in that question

by Skip August 26, 2016

SO WE TAX SODA TO DISCOURAGE SODA-DRINKING. And we tax earnings to. . . . ? (H/T: Instapundit)

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Frank Edelblut for Governor: The only candidate who walks the walk

by Kimberly Morin August 26, 2016

  Recently NH1 News reported that Frank Edelblut has released his first ad in the Republican primary gubernatorial race. Edelblut is currently a New Hampshire State Representative from Wilton. Edelblut is one of four candidates running in the Republican primary. He is the only candidate who has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and […]

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Shocker: Raise the Price of Something, Get Less of It!

by Scott Morales August 26, 2016

More Democrat policies to encourage “flight of capital and jobs”. From Townhall.com: Minimum Wage Increase Puts 1,400 D.C. Restaurant Employees Out of Work D.C. restaurants have lost 1,400 jobs in the first half of the year. This loss—the steepest drop since the 2001 recession—follows a significant minimum wage hike. Data  suggests that the D.C. restaurant industry […]

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Forrester is Not the Best Pro-Life Candidate In the Race for Governor of New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2016
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Jeanie Forrester is promoting herself as having a 100% rating from New Hampshire Right to Life. In a past political life, that may have been true. But in the last session, State Senator Forrester did not take the 100% life position. NHRTL President Jane Cormier (a friend of mine and a contributor here at GraniteGrok) […]

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Sticks and Stones

by Ed Naile August 26, 2016

Let me get this straight. Pathological liar and unindicted, lifelong criminal, Hillary Clinton, is going to divert attention from the next 75 days of “Pop Goes the Email” with some invented term of Alt-Right? Alt-Right is supposed to sound scary? Sorry, but I have been called a racist in so many ways and so many […]

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Palate Cleanser – The Law of Gravity

by Skip August 25, 2016

(H/T: Sploid)

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