2012 NH House Races

Voting – 11/6/2012 Results compendium

by Skip November 6, 2012

Fox News calls it: President Obama has been re-elected Romney does not have a mathematical road to victory My unexpected guests have left, the ‘Grok dogs have had some attention paid to them, hopefully the laptop problems have gone to sleep.  Long nite ahead, so time to see what polls are doing.  Pretty much will […]

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So, RINO Republican Alida Milham of Gilford decides to endorse the Democrat in the race – instead of the Conservative Republican in the NH House race

by Skip November 4, 2012

To regular readers of the ‘Grok, this should have come as no surprise at all – in fact, this is almost expected (think Ray Burton in drag.  Or is that the other way around?  I dunno, all RINOs not only talk and vote alike, they seem to look alike….) as she has won our RINO […]

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Jan Schmidt – Democrat candidate for NH State House from Nashua, hates religion. That includes Muslims, so it seems.

by Skip November 4, 2012

Tesha has a habit of saying things in such a way that I’d be censoring her a lot (here’s a screen cap): “The Catholic Church in a powerful force in Maine so when the men in dresses who f*** little altar boys told their parishoners[sic] that gay marriage was wrong and a sin, the rubes […]

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So Dan Eaton wishes to “To restore transparency, civility and fairness to the institution”. Fine – how about Ethics, Dan?

by Skip November 4, 2012

The Sentinel asked why Democrat Dan Eaton, who resigned from the NH House due to ethics charges, why he was running.  Well, the guy seems to have a pair (if nothing else):  “To restore transparency, civility and fairness to the institution“ Riiiiiiight.  If I remember right, he resigned when he became under an investigation of […]

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Second Amendment friends aiming at the NH House in one week. Put them there!

by Skip October 30, 2012

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.  – Pericles (430 B.C.) Doing the political blogging since 2005, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of the folks that go to Concord that make decisions that affect you and your family.  In that […]

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Guess who else is joining Andy Sanborn in going “Beep Beep” as they campaign for the NH House?

by Skip July 29, 2012

Like I said before, I just giggled when I learned that big Andy Sanborn was going around his NH Senate District 9 on a wee scooter  in his bid for re-election to the NH senate (watch his explanation here).  Well, another candidate is now following in his footsteps burnt rubber (can a scooter actually lay […]

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Guest Post by Mac Kittredge – Endorsement for Sam Cataldo

by Skip July 24, 2012

Mac has been a good friend to the ‘Grok as well as a long time advocate for individual Liberty and Freedom.  When he asked if we would post this, the answer was “absolutely!” Sam’s the Man for NH State Senate (District 6) Representative Sam Cataldo is running for NH State Senate. He brings the same […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 11 – Live Free or Die – too harsh? Do we follow it? Are some trying to get rid of it?

by Skip July 22, 2012

This was our final question for Susan and once again, we thank her for taking valuable time in talking with GraniteGrok!  Progressives want us to pay for what they Government to do for (or to) us.  How does that square with our legacy of individualism and the idea that we have a government and not […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 10 – He who makes the Rules gets the Gold??

by Skip July 21, 2012

In the last question, Progressive Democrats truly believe that the proper role of Government is to save us from ourselves because we, as individuals, are incapable to take care of ourselves or operate in our own self-interest as life is too hard and too complicated.  Thus, since Progressives have decided that, to force you to […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7)- Question 9 – Proper role of Govt – To save us from ourselves? Or should it butt out?

by Skip July 20, 2012

Democrat NH House Rep. Kris Roberts of Keene uttered on the floor of Representative Hall these fine words concerning Government and his fellow citizens: “Government has to protect us from our own stupidity.” Thus, the question to Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) was what her version of the answer should be: […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 8: Platform – Top Issues?

by Skip July 19, 2012

This interview series with Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) has seemingly concentrated not on State Government and looking outward to its effects on citizens (e.g., what new laws are we passing or should pass?) but on the relationship between State Government and its citizens – does it work and does it […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 7: How to put more accountability into State Agencies?

by Skip July 17, 2012

Question 5 that I asked of Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) dealt with the idea / concern of whether or not State Agencies are sufficiently open and approachable by ordinary citizens.  Of course, it made sense to follow up – if there is a problem, how to solve it? Question 7: […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 6 – Too big, too small, or just right? Scale State agencies up or down?

by Skip July 16, 2012

After talking about if State Agencies are responsive to citizen requests or needs (and what could be done if they don’t), it made sense to move from ground zero to the 10,000 foot level and ask the next appropriate topic: Question 6: Proper Role of Government: Too big, too small, or just right?  Scale State […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 5: Make NH State agencies more responsible to citizens?

by Skip July 15, 2012

How many State Representatives talk about “reforming government” (as opposed to Obama, with his Pack of Regressive Progressives, which to “reform” us) – and the look in their eye says “and more than with lip service??  I got that opinion from Susan Olsen as she kicks off her run to get into the NH State […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 4: Go to be someone, or go to accomplish something?

by Skip July 13, 2012

There are those, as we who watch politics know, who say they wish to do something but turn out later to be more in love with the title than with the doing.  Face it, politicians have become, as one moves “up” the ladder to higher and higher office, our courtiers (harkening back to the Royal […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 3: Governing Principles

by Skip July 10, 2012

Unlike most interviews that we do with candidates, which tend to just touch on philosophy, this one with Susan Olsen stayed mostly philosophical.  Think about it – we have asked candidates all kinds of questions about all kinds of issues, and then we backtrack those answers to figure out what their foundations are.  And where ever […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 2: Contrast other governance with that of NH?

by Skip July 9, 2012

Well, it has been a few days since Question 1 (“Why are you running”) was asked of Susan Olsen (last Thursday).  On the other hand, when starting this post, I thought it had been several days since Question 1 had posted (only yesterday).  In some ways, this question is led from part of her answer […]

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