January 2018

NHHFC on the defeat of HB628 Paid Family Leave in the House Commerce an Consumer Affairs Committee

by Op-Ed January 31, 2018

New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on House Commerce Committee Recommending Defeat of Paid Medical Leave Bill HB 628 Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today commended the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for recommending HB 628 as Inexpedient to Legislate. The bill would have created a 0.5% tax on income, […]

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Notable Quote – Patricia McCarthy

by Skip January 31, 2018

Emphasis mine: The Democrats loathe the tax reform that has kick-started the American economy. They abhor the return of American manufacturing and the bonuses so many companies have doled out to their employees. It was not so long ago that Obama essentially swore that “those jobs are never coming back.” “Crumbs,” billionaire Pelosi called their […]

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Uh-oh – last night’s Trump SOTU address was NOT good TO Democrats

by Skip January 31, 2018

Obama was right: “I won”…”You don’t like my policies? Go out and win an election“.  So, the Republicans did and Trump has certainly changed policies.  Pretty much all of them.  And made sure that everyone knew it – good news for us that voted to sandbag the Socialists None of those programs have been Progressive/Socialist in the […]

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Uh-oh – last night’s Trump SOTU address was NOT good news for Democrats

by Skip January 31, 2018

If the Democrats were looking bored, dour, angry, mad, and worse, they have much more to be worried about now.  Based on a snap poll from Monmouth University after last nite’s address, their desired Blue Wave Tsunami is diminishing into a ripple (emphasis mine): Compared to its December poll, the new results (taken from interviews between January 28 […]

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New Boston Has Town Policies – Depending Who You Are

by Ed Naile January 31, 2018

As New Boston plays “Whack-a-Mole” with a commercial property that has been in existence since June 1965 as a repair garage/towing service, now deemed a “junkyard” in order to strip its vested property rights, a few questions pop up. “Duke’s Garage,” the business in question, was issued a summons in 1970, by New Boston Police, […]

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I Guess The NH Media Want’s New Hampshire to Tax Your Income

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2018

Is there a Media editorial blackout on opposition to HB 628, a tax on income disguised as an unnecessary, poorly written “family leave act” entitlement? Opponents of the measure report that while they have submitted letters to the editors of several New Hampshire newspapers they have not seen their remarks find their way into print.

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A Taste of the SOTU: ” Americans are Dreamers Too”

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2018

“As President of the United States my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers, and America’s forgotten communities.” He continued, “I want our youth to grow up to achieve great things. I want our poor to have their chance to rise. So tonight I am extending an […]

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Trump Puts 30% U.S. Tariff on Imported Solar Panels – China Moves Manufacturing to the US

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2018

Democrats better hang on to their s**tholes because Trump just hit another one out of the park. Just one week after the Trump administration announced a massive 30% tariff on imported solar panels, one of China’s largest solar panel manufacturers announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in the United States. The company, JinkoSolar, said on Monday […]

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Support SB 395 – Access to Electronic Records Under the Right to Know Law

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2018

Max Ledoux from Tuftonboro, New Hampshire has an excellent video testimony about SB 395, legislation that would, “…make clear statutorily that government entities can not charge for electronic copies, but would not change how the courts have already interpreted the existing Right to Know law.”

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An Ode to HB 628 -“You can opt-in any time you like, But you can never leave” [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2018

Inspired by my title for this article… and yes, it’s to the tune of Hotel California. In an old Concord building Legislators debate On the plan for insurance In HB 628 But the public has found out They should never relax What these legislators actually want Is an income tax

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Michelle Levell: Ask Your Legislators to Support School Choice

by Op-Ed January 30, 2018

By Michelle Levell The House Finance Committee is considering SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, and we expect them to schedule a session soon to vote on it. We need people to write to the committee urging them to support this critical bill that empowers our most vulnerable children with educational opportunities. We’ve developed […]

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Is New Hampshire Ready For Another Unsustainable Social Experiment?

by Op-Ed January 30, 2018

By Len Turcotte There is a bill currently making its way through the legislative process in our state that should be of great concern to NH’s fiscally responsible and liberty-minded citizens. HB628 (Family Medical Leave Insurance) would implement a bureaucratic social scheme above and beyond the federal program that already exists. There are four main points […]

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Blogline of the Day – On the news that MLB told the Cleveland Indians to drop their logo, Chief Wahoo

by Skip January 29, 2018

“Trump’s going to suggest Elizabeth Warren be the new Cleveland mascot isn’t he?” Frankly, if I had to choose between Fauxcahauntus and Wahoo, I’d go with the latter. To the other point, how many customers does the MLB (“that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred pressured Indians chair Paul Dolan into making the change“) think it will […]

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Like I’ve been sayin’ – Progressives LOVE to redefine our common language

by Skip January 29, 2018

It’s like we’re from two different worlds… H/T: Powerline)

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HB 628: You Can Opt-In (to Pay the Tax) Any Time You Like (But if You Didn’t Opt-Out) You Can Never Leave

by Op-Ed January 29, 2018

By Chip Spangler Currently, HB 628 sits in the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee. This bill claims to be a government-run Family and Medical Leave insurance bill, but it is actually an income tax bill. The bill places a 0.5% tax on income for those who do not opt-out. The opt-out provision is deceptive at best, […]

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Whereupon NH State Senator Jeff Woodburn does a double

by Skip January 29, 2018

A double error, in my eyes. In a piece about banning bump stocks (SB 492-FN), the Senate Minority Leader shows two things; can you guess what they are from this snippet” Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Whitefield, sponsored the bill in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October, when a man […]

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Of Property Tax exemptions…

by Skip January 29, 2018

One of the warrants that will be brought up at my hamlet’s Deliberative Session this week is one that would extend the property tax break given to honorably discharged veterans – a snippet from the Laconia Daily Sun: Veterans exemption The warrant has a mixed 2-1 recommendation on expanding the veterans’ property tax exemption “to […]

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Reminder: These New Hampshire House Republicans Voted for An Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2018

HB 628 (An Act that would institute a New Hampshire Income tax) passed the NH House 183 to 151 on January 9th, 2017. The bill has another hearing this week followed by another vote. Here is a reminder about the 33 Republicans whose vote for an Income Tax in New Hampshire are the only reason it is […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Vol 4

by Tom January 29, 2018

The feminization of males is on the top of people’s minds these days.  Liberals, with their strong senses of emotion and relativism, are advocating it, saying gender should be neutral and men should assimilate to better understand oppressed women.  Conservatives, with their strong traits of logic and rationalism, scorn the crossing of inherent gender boundaries […]

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BlogQuestion of the Day – Gee, I thought Feminism was supposed to be “inclusive”

by Skip January 28, 2018

THINK OF THEM AS THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND YOU WON’T GO FAR WRONG: Why won’t liberal feminists defend Nikki Haley and Melania Trump? And Instapundit was happy to furnish the answer, too: It’s always been about power, not about women. Well, it’s really only about PROGRESSIVE women and only THEIR power – the […]

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The FBI’s Star Investigators, Strzok & Page (WB7 Cartoon)

by Mike January 28, 2018

Parodying the FBI’s apparent inability to manage Samsung smartphones and retrieve text messages But there’s also serious news about the two texting lovers and their “secret society.” Apparently, even after the FBI was able to recover the 5 months of “lost” text messages, the Congressional Committees are only deemed able to handle less than 7,000 […]

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Dem Racism:
Black Entertainment Maxine Waters vs
Primetime Bland White Kennedy

by Mike January 28, 2018

A Tale of Two SOTU Responses: Dems relegate Maxine Waters to Black Entertainment Television while promoting Bland White Joe Kennedy III for the formal response From its founding, the Democrat Party has been the party of slavery and racism, but in a never-ending display of chutzpah and projection, they continually claim it is the GOP […]

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Rush Limbaugh Recommends American Pravda – James O’Keefe in NH This Week!

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2018

On Friday, Rush Limbaugh endorsed* James O’Keefe’s new book American Pravda. “Say, folks, before we get outta here, I want to strongly suggest a book to you. It’s James O’Keefe’s latest. It’s called American Pravda. We just had the call from the guy in Port Huron whose post on Facebook was taken down because it came from […]

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NH HB 628: One Step Closer to the Perpetual Drain of an Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2018

By Emmett Harris The Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act, HB 628, isn’t taking any time off. Instead, the bill is working its way steadily through the New Hampshire House, full of the promise, pleading, and puffery common to many progressive proposals. Let’s hope its journey ends short of becoming law.

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No Rise in Merrimack Cancers after PFOA “Contamination” is Not Surprising

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2018

Long before the “massive” contamination of a portion of Merrimack New Hampshire’s water supply, I was aware of PFOA’s. The Teflon adhering chemistry was already on the radar of the usual suspects as a potential source of easy revenue, actual science be damned, through media sensationalism, scare-tactics, and inevitably – lawsuits.

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That’s right – the world has already ended according to the Democrats!

by Skip January 28, 2018

(H/T: Powerline)

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DISQUS Doodlings – Why do Treehuggers hate modern muscle cars and Freedom? Part 1

by Skip January 28, 2018

Well, head honcho Lloyd at Treehugger is at his car-bashing ways again and this time it is all about the fire-breathing, gas-guzzling, earthquake sounding 840 HP Dodge Demon (above).  He simply hates them as do many of the other Treehuggers and they all sound positively Progressive as they all use that phrase, either directly or […]

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A Tale of Two Mosques: One in Virginia, One in New Hampshire

by Op-Ed January 27, 2018

By Harry Doutt. This is a Tale of Two Mosques. The Islamic Society of New Hampshire (ISoNH) located in Manchester, NH. and Dar al Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, VA. The attached eight-minute video is courtesy of former FBI Agent John Guandolo. In it, he paints a picture of the Dar al Hijrah Mosque in […]

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Can I Drop Off A Junkyard In Your Town?

by Ed Naile January 27, 2018

A few weeks ago, I was asked to help a couple, John and Mona Winslow, of New Boston who are the subject of an administrative order to have “junk” removed from their property. The property is a pre-existing, nonconforming use in effect from about June of 1965. Tons of documentation prove this. The Town, in […]

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Progressive Billionaire Tom Steyer Tells DNC Machinery He Can “Do It” Without Them

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2018

From Frank Sinatra who did it his way to Pedro Cerrano in the movie Major League who said, “F— You! Jobu, I do it myself,” entertainment prides itself on featuring a “talent” who bails on their old conventions and grabs independence with both hands “and a flashlight.” It’s a mixed message, coming from that liberal bivouac. Moving […]

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