Maybe because it is part of the NH GOP Platform, Deputy House Speaker Gene Chandler??

by Skip March 26, 2015

So yesterday, the Republican Leadership trick of stripping out most of a bill (HB 357) and make it a DOT funding bill / Gas Tax increase was severely shamed – the NH House Republicans trounced the attempt of foisting twice the level of the gas tax passed last year (yes, by Republicans, first started in the […]

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So – Who Voted For A NH Sales Tax?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2015
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On March 11th, HB 673 made it’s way to the floor of the New Hampshire House.  The legislation has one sponsor, Rep Gilman Shattuck, (D-Hillsborough 1). It would impose a sales tax, a use tax, most certainly require DRA to expand at taxpayer cost to manage it all, and add costs to business owners who […]

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Betsy McCaughey: Hillary is no glass-ceiling shattering pioneer

by Skip March 25, 2015

Betsy McCaughey was on our show recently and mentioned that she had this column coming on Hillary Clinton and give us permission to host it here: HILLARY CLINTON’S expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That’s nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband’s sleazy coattails. She’s […]

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Dean Joseph Scaffido (Assistant Dean for Students) at Cornell: ISIS student group? Care packages to Hamas?

by Skip March 25, 2015

NO PROBLEM!  This is a great example of “Being so open minded, your brains are falling out” – sure thing, we can have these extremists (and for all of the throwing around of that word by Progressives, let’s face it, these Islamic Jihadists ARE extremists) on our campus; doesn’t matter that they hate everything that […]

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Federal Budget – Obama’s version didn’t fare well, again

by Skip March 25, 2015

Senate clobbers Obama’s $4 trillion budget plan in 1-98 vote — Here’s the one guy who voted ‘yes’ The Senate on Tuesday destroyed any lingering hope President Barack Obama might have had for passing his budget plan through Congress this year, by voting down Obama’s plan 1-98. The only senator to vote for the plan […]

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MIN WAGE FEE – What’s wrong with telling folks “This charge brought to you by your Government”?

by Skip March 25, 2015

There are times I bookmark a post and then promptly forget about it because lots of other stuff is going on.  I ran across this post last year and never got around to it – but it still rings true. If Government mandates higher taxes through one means or another, why shouldn’t a business let […]

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Chivalry is “oppression” only in the vacuumed head of the perpetually aggrieved

by Skip March 25, 2015

Honestly, these days incompetent beings who require protection is a pretty good description of feminists (Image H/T: Liberal Logic 101) Frankly, I grow weary of people who can find darkness 360 all around them all the time.  These are people who just can’t get over the fact that, by definition, life isn’t fair.  And when you take away manners […]

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Gun Free Zones DO work!!!!!!

by Kimberly Morin March 25, 2015
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GrokTALK! Legislative Round Up

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015
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Max walks us through some legislation, including Poker, a bill to control abuses by child and family services, who voted for a 2.25% state sales tax, the Judiciary committee bailing on oversight over the judicial system, a tax on marriage to fund a domestic violence program, and the rhetoric on cutting expansions to the budget. […]

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Right-to-Know inquiries help uncover corruption in Windsor, NH

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena A group of residents in Windsor, New Hampshire became suspicious of the way the tiny town of roughly 200 residents was handling its finances.  Property taxes were the primary source of income, so the best way to uncover any irregularities was to request the most recent tax records. […]

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Political Lessons in the Granite State

by Jane Cormier March 25, 2015

It has begun.  Presidential candidates are flooding our state in hopes of bringing their message forth for 2016.  Vetting these candidates can be a daunting task.  It is true that politics can be a trying thing. I myself awoke to the political world here in New Hampshire about four years ago.  When I saw the […]

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HB 357 Amendment And the Jasper Gas Tax – Just Died in the NH House

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015

The good news of the day is that the scheme to amend HB 357 into the NH DOT budget plus gas-tax-increase has failed.  The full House rejected the amendments 365-3. Spec Bowers c/o Facebook The vote was closer than expected: 3 in favor, 365 opposed. BTW, Kurk spoke against his own bill. The gas tax […]

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Open letter to Fergus Cullen and his GOP Establishment

by GrokWatch News Desk March 25, 2015

Kathy Dunton | GrokWatch News Desk I had been hoping that you and your people would have figured it out by now, but I guess it needs to be explained to you, and others that have lost their way. Recently, Presidential Candidate Rand Paul made the comment that NH cannot seem to get a Republican […]

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Tweet of the day – DC Dems: support Obama on Iran nukes or throw gays under the bus

by Skip March 24, 2015

or into a noose as the Iranian mullahs have decreed lots of times? Idea: See if Senate Democrats will pass a bill barring presidential "exec agreements" with any nation that hangs gays. #caring @instapundit — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 21, 2015 What a choice House & Senate Dems would have to make – support their […]

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This is not a Ford I would EVER buy – EVER, EVER, EVAH!

by Skip March 24, 2015

Just call it a Nanny Car – from Engadget: Much as we’d like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Rand Paul to announce April 7th

by Skip March 24, 2015

OK, last night I had a complete case of writer’s block.  I couldn’t type a period – sad, sad.  So this is a bit of late news: Next week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is expected to kick off his own announcement with a five-state tour. More from the Washington Times: Rand Paul will formally declare his […]

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Yes, Bob Costas. Next question?

by Skip March 24, 2015

Bob Costas is one of those celebrities (in his case, a sports broadcaster) who has used his position to lecture we little people on different topics (on guns here, here, and here).  Well, he’s continuing to ride that bicycle by totally misinterpreting the Second Amendment (or, based on his previous outbursts), shows his Progressive nature and […]

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Moms Demand provided a CLOWN show at Constitutional Carry Hearing

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2015

Today the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on SB 116 aka the ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill was heard. As usual it was filled with a majority of 2nd Amendment supporters and activists. There were also the lobbyists paid to speak against Granite Staters’ rights as well as Mike Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action groupies. And […]

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Progressive view of The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip March 24, 2015

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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GrokTALK! with Dr. Betsy McCaughey

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2015
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ObamaCare expert and health Care advocate Dr. Betsy McCaughey joins us to talk about King v Burwell, the courts real role, subsidies, Health Care Coverage–and the Republican off-ramp from ObamaCare, post Obama-Care America, EPA, USDA, and other regulatory intrusions, and then the upcoming First in the Nation Summit here in New Hampshire.  Listen to the […]

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Twitter-Mike Allen, Chief White House correspondent at Politico

by Skip March 24, 2015

Another journalist following us at GraniteGrok: Mike Allen ( @MikeAllen ) I wonder what it is about GraniteGrok that they know that we don’t that makes us “worthy” of following (heh!)?

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Hands in the Air Don’t Purge II

by Ed Naile March 24, 2015

 Dover, NH has an interesting voter checklist. It seems that Republican candidates can get a hundred pieces of their political mail returned when mailing first class to just two wards, but Democrats get just a handful of returned mail, if any, from voters they claim to have known personally who moved or passed away. How […]

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Laurie Sanborn Wouldn’t Toe Jaspers Line – Gets the Boot

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2015
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This isn’t new or unusual but given the tolerance promised in the age of the Jaspercrats–which is to say none: Republican Majority leadership less tolerant of Republicans than Democrat Majority leadership ever was– this seems appropriate. Rep. Laurie Sanborn was removed this morning from the House Finance Committee for her refusal to support the leadership's […]

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Did Windham’s Dennis Senibaldi violate the state computer crime law?

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2015

There is new information concerning the shenanigans pulled by Windham School Board member Dennis Senibaldi last week during the school board meeting.

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Hands In The Air Don’t Purge

by Ed Naile March 24, 2015

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting some hard facts to the entire Ballot Law Commission (BLC) regarding the “unprecedented” citizen petition (RSA 654:38) to purge the voter checklist in Dover , NH . The petition was the idea of Dover resident David Scott a former Dover City Councilman and State Rep. Dave Scott lost […]

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GrokTALK! – Hal Shurtleff on Opposing the Constitutional Convention

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2015
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Hal Shurtleff is the Regional Field Director for the John Birch Society in New England and he joins the program to discuss Article five of the US Constitution and Convention of states movement.  And all the reasons why he thinks it is a very bad idea.  Listen to the entire broadcast here Follow us on […]

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Another UNH Foreign Language Department Scandal

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2015
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Last time it was the German Professor, this time it is the Spanish and the French. In December of 2012, (UNH Associate Spanish Language Professes Marco) Dorfsman altered the student evaluations of his colleague, French lecturer Emilie Taplin, by lowering her student evaluation scores. Court documents state that Dorfsman changed the average scores for every […]

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Mammoth Methane

by Tom March 23, 2015

Well, it’s just another nail in the coffin for the Warmunists when Patrick Moore, co-founder of mega-NGO Greenpeace, comes in from shoveling his driveway and becomes a Global Warming denier. “I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of […]

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Did Salem Superintendent withhold important info before school board elections?

by Kimberly Morin March 23, 2015

For the past few weeks this author has been investigating the Salem School Administration from a right-to-know request that was actually sent on February 8th.

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John Oliver – Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2015
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John Oliver makes the absurd funny so it is worth the watch, but as you watch remember that in NH the police are on the record (in committee testimony) claiming both that they don’t do THIS, and that if the legislature stopped them from doing what they say they are “not doing” they would lose […]

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