Show #156 -The Podcast!

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2016
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No live Spreaker audio today but that’s why we record everything! This week Skip and Mike welcome NH Congressional candidate Jack Flanagan. Then, from Circa.com, Sara Carter – on the risk of a Benghazi-like attack in Afghanistan. Plus the news of the week filtered through the worldview of the Conservative  bloggers at GraniteGrok.com. Catch up […]

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Data Point – of TVs, healthcare, and prices

by Skip August 20, 2016

“Consider each product or service shown. College is heavily subsidized, regulated, and exclusionary, and the costs are soaring. The textbook industry is hobbled by extreme copyright regulation, and can depend on captive buyers. Childcare is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Not just anyone can enter. Every aspect of childcare provision is […]

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GrokTALK! – after the show: Mary Landrieu mention

by Skip August 20, 2016

While we certainly didn’t talk about the Louisiana flood situation much during GrokTALK!, we did take note that Donald Trump (along with Mike Pence) did travel down to flood ravaged Baton Rouge area.  Former US Senator Mary Landrieu (LA-D) actually complemented him as her Party’s Prez icons, Obama and Hillary, were nary to be found […]

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GrokTALK! August 20th, 2016 Live Stream

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2016
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Beginning at 9 am Eastern Skip and Mike take control as they are joined by Jude Eden on why U.S. Marine command is trolling girls high school sports teams, CD-2 Republican candidate Jack Flanagan drops in for a chat, and Sara Carter from Circa.com calls in to discuss the potential for another Benghazi-style attack in Afghanistan. No […]

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Hottest July Ever? Still not Even Close

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2016
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The same people who, every year, claim the arctic will be “ice free for the first time in 100,000 years” (or something like that) keep saying July 2016 was the hottest month ever. It’s actually not even close.  

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! Show # 156

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2016
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  Join us here tomorrow beginning at 9 am Eastern as we are joined by Jude Eden on why U.S. Marine command is trolling girls high school sports teams, CD-2 Republican candidate Jack Flanagan drops in for a chat, and Sara Carter from Circa.com calls in to discuss the potential for another Benghazi style attack in Afghanistan. […]

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Palate Cleanser: Dog Eyes

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2016
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Good dog for sitting still. And quite clever. But lose the reflection from the ceiling light next time (distracting) .

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Interactive Look at NH Revenue 2015-2016

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2016
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The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute may well be just another government shill among many but they get points for this interactive map of New Hampshire Revenue by month. Hover to see totals, tabs offer different views, and you can select radio buttons (upper right) to filter for a specific revenue stream. <a href=’http://www.nhfpi.org/resources/data-viz/state-revenues-receive-two-thumbs-fy-2016-performance.html’><img alt=’ […]

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Former Clinton Staffer, PA – AG Kathleen Kane Resigns after Conviction for Perjury

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2016
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We’ve followed the short but storied career of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane since her earliest days in that office. Elected. Democrat. Woman. Protecting corrupt Democrats in positions of power. Lying. Using her office to get even (successfully). A combination of which led to her prosecution and conviction for leaking grand jury documents and perjury.

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Drew Cline Leaves A Smoldering Hole Where Bernie’s Tweet Used to Be…

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2016
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Drew Cline gets a Bam! for this response… You just bought a $575,000 lake house that has its own guest quarters. https://t.co/uXiH3UsqQK — Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) August 18, 2016 …to this tweet by Bernie Sanders. I'm not sure people who have money understand what poverty is like, including the toll fighting for survival takes on […]

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Aaron Day is “Meeting with the FBI” on Mayor Gatsas Mishandling of Criminal Evidence

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2016
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I think I got that headline right. You can listen to our recent conversation with Aaron on the lawsuit and the players he refers to, here.

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Is Hillary Honest? Maggs Doesn’t Answer

by Scott Morales August 18, 2016

Why can’t Maggie Hassan answer if Hillary is trustworthy or honest? Of course we know why. But watch Maggs duck, dodge, and weave the questions. Yeah, let’s vote for Hillary.  After all her big name supporters can’t even bring themselves to say she’s honest and trustworthy.  So yeah, let’s give her the nuke codes.  #Doomed

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Jerry DeLemus to Plead Guilty in Plea Deal

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2016
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The Union Leader is reporting that New Hampshire activist Jerry DeLemus will enter a plea of guilty. On Tuesday attorneys for DeLemus submitted a signed plea agreement to federal judge Gloria Navarro. A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for next Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Nevada.  … […]

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Is Jeanne Shaheen Grateful That Bowe Bergdahl has Been Charged With Treason?

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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Sen. Shaheen was grateful. She was. SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL’S RELEASE June 2, 2014 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after it was announced that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was being released after five years in captivity in Afghanistan: “I was so grateful to hear of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s release after […]

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Scoring Legislators, Improving State Economies

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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Greg Moore guest hosts as we discuss AFP’s latest legislative scorecard for NH, other political surveys, the advantages to workers and state economies of passing Right to Work, a tiny diatribe to the grumpy electorate, why votes matter, and more. Download this segment – Entire Podcast Catch up with the podcast – follow us – support […]

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Fixing Veterans Health Care: Studying Real Choice for Veterans Forum

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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Register here On August 30th at 12:00NOON THE CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA WILL HOST A FORUM ON REAL HEALTH CARE CHOICE FOR VETERANS. On Tuesday afternoon, August 30th @ 12NN Concerned Veterans for America will host the “Fixing Veterans Health Care; Studying Real Choice for Veterans” luncheon and forum with Jay Redmen and Dan Caldwell from […]

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A Global Warming Crossroad for John Kerry

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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In 1981 the United States Supreme Court concluded that “the Constitution does not mandate comfortable prisons.” And why would it? Prisons are, well, prisons. But that’s not stopping inmates and others from filing lawsuits claiming cruel and unusual punishment because so many prisons in warmer parts of the US are not air conditioned. This must be driving […]

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Blog Observation of the Day

by Skip August 16, 2016

The media are in the midst of the most one-sided reporting and analysis I’ve ever seen in a presidential campaign. And Trump keeps giving them ammunition. Well given that the vast majority of newsroom are registered Democrats and their political donations are about nil for Republicans, is there any reason why we shouldn’t think that […]

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Just as in the Hunger Games…

by Skip August 16, 2016

The median net worth of lawmakers was just over $1 million in 2013, or 18 times the wealth of the typical American household, according to new research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics. And while Americans’ median wealth is down 43% since 2007, Congress members’ net worth has jumped 28% The areas in […]

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Notable Quote – Victor Davis Hanson

by Skip August 16, 2016

Orwell was wrong only on his dates. Had he entitled his novel 2016, we would immediately have recognized his parallels to the present “overseas contingency operations,” “violent extremism,” “undocumented immigrants,” and “man-caused disasters.” The campus diversity czar is our Big Brother. Imagining that all lives matter is a thought crime. Due process on a campus […]

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And hasn’t had a Republican Mayor since 1908

by Skip August 16, 2016

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (reformatted, emphasis mine): “What causes riots are failed liberal urban policies in these ghettos,” Clarke told Fox Business. “Milwaukee has inescapable poverty. We’re like the sixth poorest city in America. They have failing public schools… You have massive black unemployment… You have dysfunctional families, you have father-absent homes, you have […]

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Blogline of the Day – it always comes down to glass

by Skip August 16, 2016

Keynesian economics is just the Broken Window Fallacy in a posh accent. Think Frederic Bastiat (H/T: Instapundit)

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Fundraiser – Puppy May Still Need Surgery (update 2)

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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  Many thanks to all the donors so far. We really appreciate your giving. It is a great help as we proceed through the treatment regime. On that note, I just added an update to the donation page. And yes, my name showed up incorrectly and I have yet to uncover how to fix that. My […]

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How ‘Free’ Is Your State? CATO Ranks States for Peronal And Economic Freedom

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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So how does your state fare? You can look up your own state’s ranking (<—at that link) or on the map above, but you won’t be number one. For the first time since 2006, New Hampshire is back in that spot. (CATO) New Hampshire is overall the freest state in the Union, combining relatively high scores on […]

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Historic corruption between Mayor Gatsas, Aldermen and developers in Manchester?

by Kimberly Morin August 16, 2016
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Yesterday, a Manchester reader brought an important issue to New Hampshire Political Buzz, one that appears to link corruption between Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Manchester Board of Alderman and Elm Grove Companies. All of this came to light after a Heritage Commission meeting at the end of July. The story begins with an historic home […]

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Latest Rogue One Trailer (International)

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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Medical Marijuana users in NH lose 2nd Amendment Rights

by Kimberly Morin August 15, 2016
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On Thursday the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it will not consider marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes at the federal level. Although there have beennumerous studies that show marijuana to be helpful for certain medical diseases and issues, the Federal Department of Agriculture has not agreed with these studies and therefore will […]

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Economic Malpractice

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire. (Segment 2a, 19min 41 sec.) Download this segment – The entire podcast […]

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Earl Metzler “works” for Online University Involved in Clinton State Department Pay to Play

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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Darth Metzler, the superintendent scourge of the Timberlane Regional School district is a doctoral candidate/dissertation coach for Walden University. Walden University received $55 Million in taxpayer dollars from Hillary Clinton’s US State Department while Walden paid Bill Clinton $16 million dollars over 4 years to promote the thing as an honorary chancellor. Democrats, including Clinton narrative-pimpstress Maggie […]

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N.H. Republicans Aim to Divert RGGI Funds with Koch-Backed Bill.

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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I was poking around the internet when I stumbled across a Feb. 2015 article on ClimateWire about New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a multi-state coalition that forces power producers to buy credits based on emissions. They then pass that cost on to ratepayers (your employer, your family, you) […]

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