Free Speech

GrokTALK! Audio Segments from June 28th 2014

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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For those looking to consume GrokTALK! is smaller bites we bring you the segments.  Listen to them here or download them for later.  You can also listen to individual segments on TuneIn, Stictcher, and iTunes.  The full podcast is always available on these platforms, as well as on Spreaker and iHeart Radio.  You can can […]

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Buffer Zone: Cui Bono? Cui Plagalis?

by Mike June 30, 2014

We are often moved to ask, whenever a law is proposed, or pols are cooking up schemes, “Cui Bono?” or “Who Benefits?” Sometimes, when a constitutional right is protected, such as with the Citizens United decision that had Obama so exercised, or with last week’s unanimous – let that sink in – UNANIMOUS, Supreme Court […]

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GrokTALK! June 28th, 2014 – The Videos

by Skip June 29, 2014
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OK, I’m later than normal.  Posting has been real light as my old laptop had “severe issues” after last week’s remote at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club & GrokShoot – had to spend most of last week trying to recover from that.  Thankfully, I had done a full backup the week before so most […]

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Being Constitutional is everybody’s business and concern – not just the Judiciary

by Skip June 27, 2014

NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”. NH State Rep. Susan Almy (D): “Well, you don’t get to decide what is Constitutional and I don’t get to decide what is Constitutional, the judiciary decides […]

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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Notable Quote – John Adams

by Susan Olsen June 21, 2014

“…we use no other artillery than goose quills..” Or pixels.    

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Obama is behind the IRS Scandal to silence Liberty & Freedom / Free Speech

by Skip June 11, 2014

The IRS was weaponized by the Progressives, chief among them the Community Organizer Obama.  Being an Alinskyite, he TAUGHT the lessons that the end justifies any means, and the end is just pure power (aka, a Totalitarian government).  Quacking platitudes that Free Speech matters only until they believe that can destroy it.  With Lois Lerner […]

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GrokSHOT! – Former Army Lt. Col (Special Forces) & Gilford School Board’s Kurt Webber tries to give a Civics lesson

by Skip June 3, 2014

#FAIL:  “You WILL obey Our rules or we will have you arrested!”  How authoritarian. I’m on vacation for a bit so blogging will be light from me for a while.  However, the infamous Gilford School Board, that had parent William “Billy” Baer arrested simply for trying to engage the Board as to why his freshman daughter […]

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GrokTALK! May 24th, 2014 – Michelle Levell For The NH House

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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Longtime Grassroots activist Michelle Levell joins us to talk about why she is running for the NH House (Rock-7, Windham).  We chat about SB120 (Death to speech!) and some of the gaping holes in the legislation, accountability, emotional pleas as policy, gun rights, dealing with media bias, and school choice. GrokTALK! Segment Two (30 min) […]

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GrokSHOTS! – Is Any Shared Opinion Potential Coordination?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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SB120 is written so badly that you could probably make the case that any shared opinion in any digital medium could be construed as coordination–which brings us back to the problem of estimating expense relative to any perceived act of coordination…which was left undefinable because the point was never meant to be defining sums to […]

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GrokTALK! May 17th, 2014 Jane Cormier on Free Speech in NH

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2014
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House Rep. Jane Cormier joins us to discuss the decline of free speech in New Hampshire.  Bills like SB 120 and SB 319 are coming out of the Republican Senate to the applause of the Democrat House, all to the detriment of free speech. Jane brings up the likely unconstitutional nature of these bills and […]

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GrokTALK! May 17th, 2014 Black Mass, Free Speech, and A Canadian Warns Us About ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Canadian Health Care Refugee Shona Holmes had to come to America to treat a brain tumor and since then she’s been a patient advocate fighting for health care rights in Canada; she’s got some observations for us, and a few warnings about ObamaCare.  Before that State Rep Jane Cormier joins us to talk the decline […]

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To Help Educate The Peasants About the “New Free Speech” in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014
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If Comrade Hassan Signs SB 120 into law we will need to educate the peasants about the new Free Speech rules in New “Live not so Free and Die State.” H/T to the internet and the Glory to Arstozka Meme

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NH House Passes Speech Cartel – Bill SB-120

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014
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The anti-free speech bill SB120 creates a government regulated speech cartel, that violates the US constitution, the New Hampshire Constitution, and common sense, but the NH Legislature passed it anyway.  Governor Nanny Hassan is expected to sign it because it violates your speech rights in a way favorable to her oppressive political worldview. The next […]

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GrokTALK! May 10th Segment Two – No Free Speech For The Peasants

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2014
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No Free Speech for the Peasants! In segment two Kevin Bloom joins us to talk about anti-seech bill SB 120.   We talk transparency, whether the bill would do what proponents claim (it wont), who benefits most (elected officials, political parties, lobbyists), and who gets hurt (the grassroots, small business owners, and regular, unsuspecting citizens). […]

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GrokTALK! May 10, 2014 – William Baer on Informed Consent, Plus- Free Speech, And the Race For US Senate

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2014
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William Baer from Gilford, NH is our guest for 45 minutes as we discuss the issue of informed Consent. Billy was the parent arrested at a local NH School Board meeting while objecting to sexually explicit material used in a classroom without any notification to parents. Before that Candidate for US Senate Jim Rubens Joins […]

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Cops Lie

by Rick Olson May 8, 2014

Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.

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SB 120 As Amended – Is Worse

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2014
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Is it ironic that the response of legislators to an attack on free speech is to add more words to the bill that attacks free speech?  You can’t just kill it and let speech be, can you? SB 120 has an amendment now.  I read the amendment.  It’s crap, see for yourself. Amendment 2014_1654 SB […]

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SB 120 – Money, Speech, and That Which Must Be Inviolably Preserved

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2014
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Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. In the NH Constitution, Part I, Article 22;  Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved. Inviolable: Impregnable to assault or trespass.  Invincible. Essential to the […]

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GrokTALK! April 26, 2014 Segment One – Is There Someone at BLM Named Putin?

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2014
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There was plenty to talk about the BLM trying to grab more land in Texas and Oklahoma, and what those states had to say about it.  As an afterthought I had to wonder–just now as I write this–with all this land grabbing going on…is there someone at BLM named Putin, or perhaps Vladimir? This leads […]

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Shaheen Campaign Coordination

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2014
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Skip has the goods on the latest evidence of Jeanne Shaheen’s Illegal Campaign coordination here and here. None of this is new of course, or a surprise. DCCC, PAC’s, OFA, Dark Money dirt bags like Hilltop Public Solutions, they are all cheating the system. They are Democrats. The laws do not exist to limit them. […]

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SB 120 – Another hearing Scheduled for next week, May 1st

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Notes from today’s hearing on Speech-infringing Senate Bill 120 (SB 120), as reported here, suggest that there are enough concerns about who will be affected beyond what sponsors claimed was the original intent to merit more time and consideration. Or maybe this is a challenge to see if I really can write about this issue […]

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SB 120 Ruling Class Speech Cartel Lesson Number One

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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(Last I heard the hearing for SB120 is this afternoon at the legislative office building- 1:00- 1:30pm) Lesson number one – Money is speech. If money isn’t speech why do candidates need so much of it to get their ‘message’ out?  The message is political speech.  The money is the vehicle to effective political speech–speech […]

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SB 120 – Once You Sets Foot on The New Hampshire Speech Plantation…

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2014
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Once You Sets Foot on The New Hampshire Speech Plantation…you best know the rules before speaking. Free speech exists to protect us from government tyranny so whenever the government or one of its surrogates tries to argue in favor of using government force to control political speech you need to pay attention.  When they actually […]

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SB 120 Exec Hearing Hijinks – Updated and Bumped

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2014
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Update- SB-120′s next hearing will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00pm – 1:30pm at NH Legislative Office Building Original Post Last week, we heard that the next hearing on SB120 would be the following Thursday. Yesterday evening I heard that it was scheduled for today and updates my last post.  We have the room and […]

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SB 120 – “Hey, Anyone In NH Mind If They Lay The Foundation For A Speech Cartel?” (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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Update- The Hearing is now: Thurday , April 24, 2014, at the Legislative Office Building–I beleive it is room 308 The sponsors and supporters of SB120 are creating a political protection racket. Think about it.  These politicians are spending our money, to enact a law that will be enforced using our money, whose purpose is […]

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GrokTALK! April 12th, 2014 with Andrew Hemingway – Candidate for Governor of NH

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2014
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Andrew Hemingway joins us to talk about his campaign for governor of New Hampshire. We touch on some issues important to the state and before he joins us — his new primary opponent, Walter Havenstein–with some filler about money and speech. Listen to Segment Four Listen or Download this segment here Here Listen to the […]

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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The Progressive definitions of “Free Speech”

by Skip April 13, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)

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Shame, Shame, Brandeis University

by MullahFoe April 13, 2014

For decades, I have been sounding the alarm about the ever-increasing menace Islam is posing to America and our way of life. Apathy, political correctness, and massive Islamic lobbying have successfully prevented the public from truly grasping the pervasive Islamic assault. Freedom of speech, a right greatly cherished by a free people, is an area […]

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