Bill O’Brien

NH Democrats Open Up Budget and Spend Another 11 Million – “It’s not their money, right?”

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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It must be tax and spend day in Concord.  New Hampshire Democrats are passing new taxes, new spending, violating the State Constitution…..I’m having flashbacks to 2009 – 2010. William O’Brien 1:03pm Mar 20 The Liberals in the House just voted to break open Gov. Hassan’s “perfect” budget to spend more money on welfare. HB 1635. […]

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Paid The $5,000 Didn’t Admit Violation

by Ed Naile March 9, 2014

I thought the Democrat Party would be rejoicing over the NH State Supreme Court decision last week? Former Speaker Bill O’Brien filed a very easy to understand suit against Democrat Chair, Big Money Buckley, over primary election robo-calls Big Money Buckley starred in back in September of 2010. The calls were classic Big Money Buckley, […]

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GrokTV: 223 Day of Resistance rally – Speaker O’Brien, Ian Underwood

by Skip February 25, 2014

The speaker after Susan was former Speaker of the NH House (and ‘Grok friend) Bill O’Brien to discuss more of our history and why it is important: Ian Underwood followed Bill O’Brien and achieved his goal of “I would like you to think about something” – and my head still hurts.  His previous thought provoking […]

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Former Speaker Bill O’Brien was excoriated for this – devolve Power back to Individuals

by Skip February 17, 2014

And that is why the Left here in NH HATED Bill – he believed that political power should not reside in the State Capital and certainly not with politicians (note: some harsher words from Glen Reynolds from Instapundit about this: “Deny them that, and make it painful for them whenever possible“).  How DARE O’Brien give […]

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GrokTALK! With Speaker Bill O’Brien – Affordable Health Insurance – Without Mandates

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2014
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Speaker Bill O’Brien reminds us how the government created the problems with health care, then created solutions that just made things worse.  We discuss the decline in the number of available insurers, the decrease in access, and how HB 1541 would open up the market for health insurance, simplify the language in your policy, free […]

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GrokTALK! February 1st, 2014 The Videos – Aaron Day, Bill O’Brien, Susan Olsen, and Michael Maharrey

by Skip February 1, 2014

Normally we’d be posting up the recorded segments from our “recording camera” but that doesn’t allow for bringing in the phone audio (yet!).  However, now that we are livestreaming (and as Steve pointed out, the entire stream is here),  we can use the recorded stream which includes all the audio.   We also realize, that sometimes […]

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GrokTALK! February 1st, 2014 with Aaron Day, Bill O’Brien, Susan Olsen, and Michael Maharrey

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2014
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Despite a few growing pains with the format scheduling change (we will now post the whole program and then 15 min segments for easier digestion), and the introduction of the Live Stream (if you missed it, we will be Live Streaming Weekly now, right here, from 9am to 11am), today’s show was fantastic with Susan […]

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GrokTALK! Live February 1st 2014

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2014
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This Week on GrokTALK!, from 9-11am, our guests are the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, Aaron Day; former NH House Speaker Bill O’Brien; and then Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center will be on the phone* with us to discuss state effort toward nullification of Federal overreach both here and […]

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Bill O’Brien…On a Miselading Letter Sent to NH House Reps on Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2013
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William O’Brien    11:05pm Nov 20 So there is this letter that liberals are sending around to some state representatives this evening (not me, because I am probably a lost cause to them) trying to persuade them to vote for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion. It is interesting to see what they are saying and then the facts: […]

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Jennifer – remember “derogatory”? You threw me under the bus, a few of years back

by Skip October 21, 2013

Oh, Sidenote first (because it IS just that kind of day): OK, Landrigan, you and DiStaso are a pair today.  He can’t tell a TEA Partier from shinola and you can’t even get the names straight: “Bragdon goes on offense in offering defense”.  Even as we are castigated as mere bloggers, all I keep hearing […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 – Skip, Steve and Mike Open the Program

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2013
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Skip, Mike, and Steve open the show with quick hits on the Tom DeLay conviction being overturned, mass shootings, Martin O’Malley coming to NH, what’s new with GrokTALK and GraniteGrok.com, being a part-time new media activist, Common core and the government bribing the states with federal money (taken from the states), the need for property […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-13 Guest Segment: Bill O’Brien Part II

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2013
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In segment Three we continue with NH House rep and former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien on the Politically correct culture, Identity politics, Home schooling (and the education tax credit), incrementalism, some guy named Bill Duncan, and more… Listen to segment Three with Bill O’Brien: Download or listen to Segment Three Here

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 Guest Segment – Bill O’Brien: Part I

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien, drops in to discuss devloving government power back to the people, the O’Brien Budget, good things that happened during the Republican majority, the hypocrisy of Democrats on “settled law,” letting adults run their own lives, commuter rail, and the scourge of invisble taxation.     Listen to part I […]

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GrokTALK! September 21st, 2013

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are NH House Rep and former speaker of the NH House Bill O’Brien, and Susan Myrick, Election Policy Analyst for the North Carolina chapter of the Civitas Institute. The Topics, in no particular order… Tom DeLay, Property Rights, Global Warming, Budgets, Devolving power from Government, Early voting and same […]

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Bill O’Brien – Not Running for Congress

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2013
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Manchester TV News is reporting that former Speaker Bill O’Brien has elected not to run for Congress is New Hampshire Congressional District 2.   They are reporting that he plans to take a job in the private sector.  There are no other detials at this time.

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GrokTALK! August 16th 2013 Hour Two From the Nashua Steak Out

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2013
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This weeks GrokTALK! is culled from the the three and half hour live stream feed at the Nashua Republican City Committee’s Annual Steak Out. Be sure to check GraniteGrok for all the video and interviews from the event. In Hour two we talk with Gary Lambert and later George Lambert, but inbetween those two we […]

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Nashua GOP “Steak Out” – Exploratory candidates for US House (NH Second Congressional District)

by Skip August 17, 2013

Of course, more Federal races other then the Senatorial race to replace Progressive (and shadowy – why not many public appearances where the public, your constituency, can ask questions of your performance and results?) Jeanne Shaheen.  As with every two years, we have two Congressional districts that are up for grabs and the NH GOP […]

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AFP/NH’s “Wrong for NH” event (Obamacare)

by Skip August 1, 2013

Today at noon, the NH chapter of Americans for Prosperity held picnic and rally at the State House in Concord, NH.  While we Groksters would have loved to have been there, well, we all have day jobs doing stuff that keeps the roofs over our heads, food on the table, and paying the ‘Grok server […]

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GrokTALK! Rewind Weekend – June 29th 2013

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! we took the week off.  So here are four guest segments form previous programs that are well worth listening to again. Greg Moore, the state director for AFP-NH talks about Medicaid and the New Hampshire budget, the failure of Medicaid in general, UNH sabbaticals, Lobbying,  funding, conferences, and more. Bill O’Brien, […]

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From the Desk of Representative William O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2013

From the Desk of Representative William O’Brien If you don’t think that State Government should grow at 5% a year while the economy is growing at 2% a year, resulting in a two-year 10.2% increase in state spending, $263 million in new taxes, $31 million in revenue overestimates, $7 million in cost downshifting to local […]

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Listen to GrokTALK! Tonight from 8 to 10PM on AC Nation Radio

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2013

Tonight from 8 to 10pm Eastern Standard Time, AC Nation Radio will broadcast the latest edition of GrokTALK!   This is the weekly re-broadcast of our two-hour pre-recorded podcast for the AC Nation audience.  You can listen by going to ACNation.com and launching their podcast player form the left side of the page. This week on […]

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All New GrokTALK! -Week Ending 4-28-2013 (Updated and Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2013

Update- Added individual segments and links to download the podcast. This week on GrokTALK! we had David Hurst on the program, the former Chairman of NHYR (as of 4/20), former MRC Vice-Chair, and the current Vice-Chair of NHYR,  and a long time leader in the conservative Republican youth movement. NH House Rep Jane Cormier stopped by […]

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April 27th GrokTALK! Skip and Steve open the Program…

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! before our guests arrive Skip and Steve talk about Bill O’Brien, making State government smaller, a local New Hampshire case where despite stand your ground a Democrat county attorney still pressed charges, second amendment rights, contracts, the government messing up prescription drugs, what happens when you are late for your guest […]

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April 27th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – NH House Rep Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALk! New Hampshire House Republican, and former Speaker of the NH House, Rep Bill O’Brien talks to Skip and Steve about budgets, deficits, dishonest accounting gymnastics, devolving power from Concord and returning it to the towns and the people, and how his exploration of a potential congressional run is going. To download […]

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On the Next GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2013

It’s Saturday morning and this means that not long from now we’ll be recording this weeks podcast- aired Sunday on GraniteGrok.com and Tuesday 7pm EST on AC Nation Radio. This week on GrokTALK! we have the former Chairman of NHYR (as of 4/20), former MRC Vice-Chair, and the current Vice-Chair of NHYR,  and a long […]

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Well, NH Constitution Article 10 does provide for a Revolution, doesn’t it? Was HB617 the flashpoint? Part 1

by Skip March 10, 2013

[Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress […]

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Gas Tax, Gas Tax, Gas Tax! Bill O’Brien Has An Amendment for HB 617

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2013

Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has submitted a proposed amendment to HB 617 the New Hampshire Democrats massive gas tax hike.   It would require all taxes raised to go to the Highway Department for roads and bridges.   (From Facebook) This morning I sent the following email to all other state representatives. I would like […]

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HB617 – Well, ONE Republican is making a big stink about raising the gas tax.

by Skip February 25, 2013

Well, I, Mike, and Steve are all over HB617,  the bill that will raise the gas tax 18 cents over the next four years – and to hammer home the point, we can thank Republicans for greasing the skids to push this through without nary a cross vote.  Well, one NH House Representative has spoken […]

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McKluster for Congress 2014 – Fundraising Already?

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2013

Bill O’Brien isn’t even running and McKluster is using his name to raise money for 2014. xxxxx- It was an amazing feeling last night sitting listening to President Obama deliver his State of the Union. And, for that, I want to thank you- it was you and your hard work that helped get me there. […]

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NH Politics with John Burt – John Interviews Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2013

New Hampshire House Representative John Burt interviews NH House Rep and former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien about the new session, proposed laws, Rule 63, and more…(Links to all the discussion topics available here.)

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