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Palate Cleanser: water walkers

by Skip July 30, 2014

Given that none of us are Jesus, is this a way you’d like to try to walk on water?  Heck, who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes or off mountains? (H/T: Sploid)

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Teachers Unions vs. Students

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2014

Unions are Special interests whose primary interest if growing the union.  (I think I may have pointed that out recently, here.) How has this affected public Education in America?  Hear what Professor Terry Moe has to say about that. There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student […]

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Heh! Boutin, nothing if not consistent

by Susan Olsen July 26, 2014

And a loyal reader snapped a photo of Boutin’s campaign call center:  

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Obamacare Architect, Prof. Jonathan Gruber, confirms the DC Court of Appeals decision

by Skip July 25, 2014

that determined that the IRS can only issue tax credit subsidies to Obamacare plan holders IF they purchased their Obamacare plans from an Exchange that was created by a State and NOT the Federal Government.  Here, the Progressive academician from MIT, Jonathan Gruber takes a question and confirms what the language in the Obamacare Law states […]

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Given the situation that Russia’s Putin has put Obama into….

by Skip July 24, 2014

…Putin has made Obama’s words to Mitt Romney during the debate “the 80s called and they want their policies back” look stupid, hollow, mocking, trite, and callow. Schnadenfreude.  And for those of you who are trying to forget those “triumphalism words” (gee, wasn’t that the term you Dems used against Romney??), here’s a little reminder: […]

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Shaheen on Gas Prices – Two Broken Promises

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has released its latest video holding NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen Accountable. Not mentioned: Shaheen also took money from the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.  She has also taken  money from the PAC’s of fellow Democrats who are funded by Koch brothers, and is more than happy to have a […]

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A bureaucracy that openly plots to overcome Congress’s oversight…

by Skip July 23, 2014

A bureaucracy that openly plots to overcome Congress's oversight is not a partisan issue, it is an honest-to-God threat to the Republic. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 We have seen the IRS stall Congress over the targeting of TEA Party groups to silence / harass them before the 2012 Presidential election – […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – NH House Candidates

by Skip July 22, 2014

One of the things that Michelle McManus was adamant about was that she wanted an event where all of the candidates at her home were those that her town could actually vote for.  Here are the candidates that are running to be the next folks running to be the NH State Reps from Bow and […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Jane Cormier (NH State Senate) and Senator Bob Smith (US Senate)

by Skip July 21, 2014

Given that the event was for and organized by Jane Cormier in her run to unseat the Republican Establishment’s choice in the primary for NH State Senate, Dave Boutin (who most unRepublican like voted FOR an increase in the gas tax and voted FOR enlarging NH State Government ever by voting for Medicaid Expansion).  Here […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Andrew Hemingway (candidate, NH Gov.)

by Skip July 21, 2014

After the Intro Ceremonies were completed, the first speaker of the afternoon took the mic: Andrew Hemingway.  A young man age-wise, he has been active in Conservative politics for years and is now running for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor in a primary match up against the NH GOP Establishment wing’s Walt Havenstein. Take […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Intro Ceremonies

by Skip July 21, 2014

As I said here (“GrokSHOT!: “If we just make you all the same, you’ll all be happy”“), yesterday afternoon was one of those ubiquitous political home events that are now happening around NH – the State that knows how to do retail politics right.  Listen to them, look them in the eye, shake their hand […]

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Democrats take care of their base; Republicans attack theirs

by Skip July 20, 2014

El Rushbo brings up the differences on how the Democrats take care of their base vs how the Republicans treat theirs: (H/T: Breitbart-TV)      

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“And Ann Kuster is lost on the job”

by Skip July 20, 2014

“Members of Congress must be informed to lead.  And Ann Kuster is lost on the job” John Bolton, former Ambassador to the UN, has his own SuperPAC and in this ad, let’s us know his opinion about Congressman Ann Kuster (D-NH)’s performance on Benghazi is, er, lacking: (H/T: The Corner)

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GrokTALK! for 7/19/2014 – The Videos

by Skip July 19, 2014

Once again, GrokTALK! was live this morning from 9-11am.  Given the wonderful weather, that it is SUMMAH!, we know that more of you are listening on YOUR time and not ours.  Steve has the audio here for downloading to listen when and where that suits you.  Video – a bit more convoluted, but here it is: […]

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Peggy Joseph then: not worry about my mortgage. Now: “a little man”

by Skip July 18, 2014

Most of us on the Right remember this lady upon Obama becoming President: “I wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I wouldn’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know – if I help him, he’ll help me.”.  A lot of us were fearful, for we did believe him when he […]

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It’s bad when even LIBERAL Law Professor Jonathan Turley says Congress is making itself irrelevant

by Skip July 18, 2014

The Founders' belief that self-interested branches would protect their own appears to have been their single, fatal miscalculation. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 I have been saying this for a number of years now – that Congress has been following in the footsteps of the Roman Senate – still having the self-righteous words, […]

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The Attempt to Strangle Israel

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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The BDS Movement. Published on Jul 14, 2014 The latest strategy employed by those who wish to strangle Israel is called BDS. It may sound harmless, but do not be fooled. It stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and not only is it poisonous for Israel, but for the world as well. Israel is one of […]

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AFP – Hold Shaheen and Kuster Accountable on Health Care

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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AFP-NH Released two new ads to the world today, seeking to help hold Shaheen and Kuster accountable.  Each Ad points out how badly New Hampshire’s health care has fared under Democrat leadership and the burdens placed on us by ObamaCare.  They are 30 second posts -  have a look. Shaheen Kuster

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High level Illegal Alien / Open Borders activist lets cat out of the bag – w/out saying a word

by Skip July 16, 2014

Or rather, not saying words to the contrary:  CASA (pro-illegal immigration group) Director Won’t Say If He Would Discourage Illegal Immigration All that stuff about “comprehensive immigration reform”?  Yeah, we know what it is now…. (H/T: CNSNews)

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Questions 4 & 6 – On Right To Work and on an apology for his slur against the TEA Party

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last couple of questions made to Walt Havenstein at this past Wednesday’s Belknap County Republican Committee meeting.  Also, and in keeping with the GraniteGrok policy of always putting up everything (which has been done, chopped only for the time for each topic), the complete time is after the jump (with some breaks ONLY […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : John Burt, Lawrence Cheetham, JR Hoell, David Murotake

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last of the candidates – and again, they are running for the NH House of Representatives: John Burt – Hillsborough County District 39 Lawrence Cheetham – Hillsborough County District 7 JR Hoell – Merrimack County District 23 David Murotake – Hillsborough County District 32                 John Burt                                                         Lawrence Cheetham    […]

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BCRC – Oh yes, the denialist Jeremy Baker was there

by Skip July 13, 2014

The “I don’t work for Scott Brown before he WAS working for Scott Brown” person that decided he was going to record a group of us that were protesting the “Scott Brown event at GONH meeting” across the street – and had a “moment” when we decided to return the favor.  Here, he introduces himself […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : Frank Edelblut, Michelle Levell, Nick Zaricki

by Skip July 13, 2014

Having finished with the candidates for the NH State Senate, it is now time to turn to those activists that are now going to run either for re-election or for the first time: Frank Edelblut – Hillsborough District 38 Michelle Levell – Rockingham District 7 Nick Zaricki – Hillsborough District 6    Frank Edelblut                                                      Michelle […]

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GrokTALK! for the week of 7/12/2014 – The Videos

by Skip July 12, 2014

Dang, I THOUGHT I might be able to get these up before Steve gets the audio up.  Yes, we had a late start as we couldn’t get into the building at our regular time, so our start time was 9:30am and then ran late on the other end.  BUT!  A good show with The Pre-Show […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Questions 3 & 5 – Platforms and Union money

by Skip July 11, 2014

More questions for Walt Havenstein, candidate for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governer, at the Belknap County Republicans meeting this past Wednesday night: Question 3 – Where do your views differ from the NH GOP or the national GOP? Question 5 – Have you taken money from Unions, and if so, which?    Question 3 - Views                                            […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate District 11: Gary Daniels, Dan Hynes, Maureen Mooney

by Skip July 11, 2014

Certainly, there are many more candidates than just those that have already spoken; there are plenty more to come.  Vying for either the NH State Senate directly as the NH GOP nominar (they do not have a primary) or will be striving to be that after September 9th (the day of the NH Primary).  Here are […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q2-Would you veto Medicaid Expansion in 3 years?

by Skip July 11, 2014

Continuing on with the Question and Answer session… Question 2: Would you veto Medicaid Expansion in 3 years if it is implemented? Short Result: Yes Previous video: Intro Ceremonies, agenda for old / new business, importance of delegates, candidate pitches Keynote Speaker: Walt Havenstein, candidate NH GOP nomination for NH Governor Walt Havenstein Q&A: Question […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – NH State Rep Dan Itse “What IS the role of elected officials in NH”

by Skip July 11, 2014

And I bet that NH State Rep Dan Itse doubts that it is this: NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ Regardless of what Progressives want to believe (and force upon us), that is not their Constitutional role.  Find out: Previous Video: 

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q1-what would you do if Feds passed a magazine capacity bill?

by Skip July 11, 2014

After Walt Havenstein gave his talk to the Belknap County Republicans, he was willing to participate in a Question and Answer session.  A few were hard questions, some not as hard. Question 1: As NH Governor, what would your response be if the Federal Government passed legislation on maximum magazine capacities? Response (in part): he […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Dr. Betsy McCaughey

by Skip July 11, 2014

Not only did Dr. Betsy McCaughey spend a few minutes with GraniteGrok in an exclusive interview (Steve has the audio here – eventually I’ll get the video up) but she was the Keynote Speaker at the CNHT Annual Meeting.  She is ALWAYS well prepared and know how to present her points: Previous Video: CNHT 2014 Annual […]

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