Coalition of NH Taxpayers

CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Ed Naile, Chair of CNHT

by Skip July 23, 2018

Ed is the Chair of the Coalition of NH Taxpayers who puts on the Annual Picnic (aka, “Old Home Day for Conservatives). For decades, he and CNHT have been champions for taxpayer issues be they local (e.g., fighting the “good ole’ boys” networks in small NH towns, or local school boards / municipal committees that […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Kimberly Morin

by Skip July 23, 2018

The Fiahcrakah (that’s Firecracker to you Flatlanders) – Kimberly is a lady that is never still or quiet.  Proprietor of NH Political Buzz, she also writes for us here at GraniteGrok and is the current President of the Womens’ Defense League of NH (“WDLNH”).  She is never a lady without a few bon (as well […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – the Advocacy groups

by Skip July 17, 2018

Or non-profits.  Or special interest groups.  Whatever you wish to call them, right or left, people have interests and these groups are the essence of what de Tocqueville was so amazed about when he toured America back in the 1830s – the ease and speed in which ordinary Americans voluntarily banded together to solve a problem […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – the NH State Senate candidates edition

by Skip July 14, 2018

Five (out of the possible 24 NH State Senate District) candidates showed up (listed alphabetically): Gary Daniels is running for NH State Senate District 11. Carla Gericke is running in NH State Senate District 20 Dan Hynes is running for NH State Senate District 9. Bill Kuch is running for NH State Senate District 16. […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – NH’s Executive Council candidates: Jane Cormier and Jim Beard

by Skip July 13, 2018

To be honest, I would have thought a few more prospective Republican candidates would have shown up at the CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic: Like my Exec. Councilor, Joe Kenney who has a primary with Kim Strathdee in District 1 (yes, my personal “please vote for Joe Kenney”) Russell Prescott (who went to the Dark Side […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – “Send us your stuff!”

by Skip July 13, 2018

No, I wasn’t on the roster of speakers but I decided to try anyways – and Keith Hanson of WNTK, the MC for the CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic, allowed me a few moments.  As I pointed out here, I’ve been making this offer for a while: So, knowing the reach of GraniteGrok, why not use […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Candidates for US Congress in CD-2

by Skip July 9, 2018

Like NH’s First Congressional District (NH CD-1), there are plenty of candidates to look at/worry over (depending on your political point of view) in CD-2. It is different than CD-1 where it is an open seat (again, Carol Shea-Porter has grabbed the Congressional retirement gold ring and bailed). Self-proclaimed uber-Progressive Annie Kuster is gunning for […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Candidates for US Congress in CD-1

by Skip July 9, 2018

Candidates aplenty during the CNHT Picnic (“Old Home Day for Conservatives” – you ought to be there next year!) and with Carol SEIU-Porter retiring (just long enough to get that beefy US Congress retirement plan!), the seat is wide open.  Boy, is it wide open: 6 Republicans – Michael Callis, Bruce Crochetiere, Jeffory W. Denaro, Eddie […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Candidates for NH Governor

by Skip July 9, 2018

No, current GOP Governor Chris Sununu (only candidate in the NH GOP primary) was a no-show at this event (was it something we all said at an earlier “conservative Old Home Day meeting” that never happened?) but a potential rival did show up (albeit, late in the day) – Aaron Day and came well prepared to speak: […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – The video!

by Skip July 9, 2018

Actually, a whole bunch of videos – 32 to be exact.  That’s a lot of candidates and advocacy group that made their pitch to the assembled “family” members who were plentiful on Saturday (yes, it took me a day to process them.  Please note that “backups” were used to stitch things together as best as […]

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CNHT Picnic – CNHT Chair Ed Naile and Skip Murphy

by Skip July 28, 2015

And finally, all of the videos are now up.  Ed Naile comes back at the ending of the CNHT Annual Picnic for his closing remarks: And more than a few props for Rich Girard, host of Girard at Large on WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio, who acted as Master of Ceremonies during the […]

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CNHT Picnic – Health Compact, National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies, and Max Abramson

by Skip July 28, 2015

Almost to the end of the videos (yes, it has been a bit of time since the last one – Life, folks!). This installment has: Keith Carlson for the Health Compact legislative movement Peter Hinkle for the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies Max Abramson Keith Carlson, Health Compact

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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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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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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate: George Lambert, Kathy Lauer-Rago, Lydia Dube Harmon, Dennis Lamare

by Skip July 12, 2014

Still even MORE candidates for NH State Senate speak at the CNHT Annual picnic held last Saturday in Hillsborough, NH.  Lots of folks showed up as it IS considered to be Old Home Day for conservative activists in the State.  Here are three more folks that believe that they can make a difference: Kathy Lauer-Rago, […]

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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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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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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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CNHT Annual Picnic – 2014 Congressional (NH-CD1) Primary Candidates: Frank Guinta, Dan Innis, Brendan Kelly

by Skip July 8, 2014

Just as in the Senatorial race, more people are in the race than who showed up this past Saturday at the CNHT Annual Picnic – in the First District, only Everett Jabour (Barrington) did not make an appearance and speak to the activist crowds.  Here are the speeches by the others:    Frank Guinta                                             […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Former NH Speaker Bill O’Brien

by Skip July 8, 2014

As Steve has the audio of our interview with Speaker Bill O’Brien, please know that he also spoke from the speakers’ podium.  First, if you have the need to know. Thus, with no further ado: The Democrats have demonized him because he actually stood up for and have the results that he believes in smaller, limited […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – 2014 Senatorial Primary Candidates: Bob Smith, Jim Rubens, Bob Heghmann

by Skip July 7, 2014

The CNHT Annual Picnic also had time for those running for the US Senate to speak.  I bet you only thought that 4 people were running for the NH GOP nomination for US Senate from NH (and give Jeanne Shaheen her retirement): Scott P. Brown Jim Rubens Bob Smith Karen Testerman (who has retired from the […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – 2014 NH Gubernatorial Primary Candidates

by Skip July 6, 2014

As for all of the posts from the CNHT Annual Picnic, anytime you see the word “primary”, think “Republican Primary” – again, this is Old Home Day for Conservative Activists.  That said, at some point there might be a Democrat that would come to speak (and might actually get a bit more attention at the […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – GraniteGrok Endorsement for Andrew Hemingway in the 2014 NH Gubernatorial Primary

by Skip July 6, 2014

We also gave out one (but only one) other Endorsement at yesterday’s CNHT Annual Picnic – and that was for Andrew Hemingway who is vying for the 2014 NH GOP NH Gubernatorial Primary against Walt Havenstein.  When he called me, years ago now on a dark and stormy February nite (yeah, it was during a blizzard) asking […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – GraniteGrok Endorsement for Jane Cormier in the 2014 NH State Senate District 16 Primary

by Skip July 6, 2014

We at GraniteGrok are going to be exceedingly stingy with endorsements this year.  It isn’t because of poor candidate quality – indeed, there are some very good candidates that have decided that they have positive things to offer to NH citizens that want a limited government.  One that will stop overreaching and spending their money “on […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – The Straw Poll

by Skip July 6, 2014

Off year elections means no Presidential Poll this time (thought I bet there may be next year!) but certainly we get to concentrate on the right and proper thing – home town and State level elections.  Certainly, as you will hear Rich say when I put up the US Senate candidate videos, the NH US […]

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GrokTALK! the week of 2/22/2014 – The videos

by Skip February 22, 2014

Segment 1 – Groksters Steve and Skip talk about the major political news of the week on the Right Segment 2 – Darren McKinney from the American Tort Reform Association  comes on to explain why NH made their Judicial Hellhole list (not exactly the best list to be on regardless of being on the top […]

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GrokTALK! Feb 15, 2014 – The Pre-Show with Ed Naile

by Skip February 15, 2014

“It’s our show and we can start when we want to, start when we want to, cry if we want to….” Well, Ed Naile of CNHT came in all excited about a citizen sent piece of mail and sat down to talk with Steve and I.  Of COURSE, we were all set with mics and […]

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GrokTALK! Special – Voter Fraud with Jeff Chidester WGIR AM 610

by Skip September 3, 2013

This morning, Ed Naile of CNHT and I were on with ‘Grok friend Jeff Chidester on The Morning Buzz from 8am to 9am this morning (like I told Jeff, thanks for letting me drive down from the Lakes Region in the middle of a torrential rain / constant lightning thunderstorm – I’ll remember that for […]

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