Jim Foley

A couple of thoughts on yesterday’s NH 2014 Primary election

by Skip September 10, 2014

What is sadder is that Jim Foley, AFTER admitting to lie after lie after lie, disbarred, committed fraud about his Marine “career”, stole, and bullied people, won Derry and 27% of the vote in his race.  And unless he had been “outed”, he never would have ‘fessed up either.  Do Principles even matter anymore when folks […]

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Jim Foley – Buh-Bye

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2014
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Kimberly Morin picked this up and will probably post details later. Kimberly Morin JIM FOLEY HAS DROPPED OUT OF THE NH SENATE RACE – per his campaign … That means it is time to bring out the sign….(Skip keeps it in his basement Jim, in case you are curious), which is nothing compared to the […]

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NHGOP: Some in leadership are showing the integrity that we need in NH, where are the others?

by JR Hoell September 6, 2014

A BIG thank you to Honorable David Bates for having the courage and convictions to stand up for what is right. Judges 17:6 talks about times like this: New American Standard Bible “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”  Is it right to […]

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Jim Foley: theft, lies, forgery, disbarment and less than honorable discharge

by Kimberly Morin September 4, 2014

Last night someone posted a document so damning about Jim Foley (running for NH Senate in District 19) that the Windham Republican Town Committee almost instantaneously removed it.  Some on the Windham Committee support Jim Foley.  It’s unfortunate they don’t want voters getting the truth.  Luckily the document is still available  here [and here: FOLEY ].  Apparently Jim […]

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GraniteGrok “Likes” Regina Birdsell in NH State Senate District 18 but is issuing a Negative Endorsement for Jim Foley

by Skip September 4, 2014

Yes, a “Like” as in a like on a Facebook page.  No, not a full blown unequivocal endorsement as we have done previously this cycle but akin to what we have said in the past (“Well, we have endorsed ABC but if that person is not your cup of tea, then we would ask you to […]

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“President Ronald Reagan on ISIS and their beheading of NH Journalist Jim Foley”

by Skip September 1, 2014

Sent in by a ‘Grok friend: August 29, 2014 Speaking at Point Mugu Naval Base, near the Reagan Ranch where he is vacationing, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the beheading of James Foley and the threats from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). My fellow Americans: We have all been saddened and […]

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Let By Laws Be By Laws…

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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Nothing starts a conversation like a blog that questions the appropriateness of “party leaders” names appearing on mailers paid for by one candidate in a primary of several.  Maybe not? In this case it was necessary. And, to play into my lede, there was a good deal of conversation at the link above and over […]

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Does This Violate the NHGOP By Laws?

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2014
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Jim Foley is running for New Hampshire State Senate.  His campaign recently paid for mailers to advertise a free event that claims to be in honor of some former NH State Senators from his State Senate district. The Treasurer listed on the campaign funded mailer is Jim McEachern (still listed as the Derry GOP Town […]

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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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A Bump On The Road To Unity – some riffs off Steve

by Skip January 30, 2013

Steve’s post brings up a bunch of issues that are well worth your time to read – and as you can tell by the title here, this is a takeoff on it.  He brings up (along with some of my thoughts): Bloggers like us aren’t the problem that former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald believes […]

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Jim Foley, What’s In YOUR Basement?? Caption Contest

by Mike January 28, 2013

With Jim’s obsession with basements, and Wayne’s obsession with bloggers, I thought it might be fun to speculate what’s in Jim’s basement – Steve has proposed that we start up a hashtag, so therefore I ask: What’s in #JimFoleysBasement ? Please feel free to add suggestions below, or tweet them @GraniteGrok with the tag #JimFoleysBasement

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Did Saturday’s boos send a response to Jim Foley’s claim?

by Skip January 28, 2013

Well, when the call for a second for Jim Foley’s Finance report, all that was heard were “BOOS”.  Umm, no second was heard.  The call for a second was issued a second time for Jim Foley’s Finance report, all that was heard were “BOOS”.  Umm, no second was heard – a second time. Togetherness?  Kumbaya […]

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“Secrecy in the name of unity” – Yet, I thought the NH GOP was about “Openness & Transparency”?

by Skip January 28, 2013

From the NH GOP Platform: II. TAXES AND SPENDING Government Structure: Expand openness and transparency to employment, expenditures and all recipients of taxpayers’ funds “Secrecy in the name of unity” – what a phrase; anyone else see the uber-contradiction between what the NH GOP demands of its Government and what governance it is willing to […]

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Free Advice For Chairman Horn

by Mike January 28, 2013

I may not have supported Jennifer Horn’s run for NHGOP chair, but I congratulate her on the win and her success means a lot to me, and to many folks who would like nothing more than for the GOP to rejuvenate itself and start winning elections with candidates of principle. In her quest, she will […]

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NHGOP’s Orwellian Adventure

by Mike January 28, 2013

After several fine speeches about teamwork and unity at the convention this Saturday, things didn’t go so smoothly – here’s how: We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on bloggers.) We have to hide the vote count in order to prove […]

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Hillary: “What Difference Does It Make??” Former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald: “What difference does it make?”

by Skip January 27, 2013

Actually, in both cases, the answer to both cases is “It DOES make a difference – a tremendous one, in fact.”  And both are in the same area: trust.  Or in fact, creating more a lack of trust than what already exists.  Both questions from the top figures in the organization show a lack of […]

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Like father, like son? Like Jim Foley, like Bruce Perlo?

by Skip January 18, 2013

NH GOP Chair race.  Heating up.  Exposing a longstanding flaw in an Establishment mindset.  A Big one -> “Activists out side the Party are worthless”.  Remember what Finance Chair and Derry Chair said: In addition- we have a meeting of activists every month- it is know as the Executive Board with the implication of “we […]

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Very good Right side political advice from two great bloggers

by Skip January 7, 2013

Any time that an Establishment rumpswab starts in on you about TEA Party candidates, remember the words of Prof. Jacobson: If we had followed the establishment advice, we would not have Ted Cruz in office  Ted Cruz was the insurgent Tea Party – supported candidate running against the more establishment David Dewhurst.  If we followed […]

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Talking? Shouldn’t you ask your Boss about “talking” to people first?

by Skip December 11, 2012

It seemed semi-coincidental that after I put up the posts on the NH GOP E-Board angst (I and II, with a side dish here) that I had a tweet sent my way by Kerry Marsh: My take is that both Jim Foley and Steve Duprey DID their talking (in either a series of emails to […]

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NH GOP – a riff on the E-board angst reported by DiStaso – Part II

by Skip December 10, 2012

Same column, but where Jim Foley expressed a hubris, it is easy to hear the frustration of former NH GOP Chair and current RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey.  While Foley gets what he deserves, I have a bit more sympathy (yes folks, I did use that word voluntarily) for Duprey (reformatted): Duprey said that especially after […]

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Guess WHAT Shawn Millerick? Establishment R’s DID plan to have a meetup to pick their Chair!

by Skip December 7, 2012

I am still waiting for NH Journal (as far as I know, still co-owned by political operatives Patrick Hynes of Hynes Communications and Shawn Millerick of Millerick Financial) to post a retraction to their story that a number of grassroot activists met to “choose” someone to run against the Establishment candidate, Jennifer Horn.  Every person […]

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NH GOP: And I thought a “poll tax” was illegal!

by Skip November 29, 2012

I overlooked this announcement (on which Steve is busy writing a post on as well, I see) when it first came in – someone else emailed in on this and my head whipped around.  File this “what were they thinking” OR “the Five Families were planning ahead, eh?“: Important Notice on the 2013 Annual Meeting […]

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What The…?

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2010

Did anyone happen to notice the names bandied about in this Weeks Granite Status for the job of New Hampshire GOP state chairman? John DiStaso mentions Jim Bender again, who I was told is not as interested as people think (always subject to change depeneding on whom you are speaking to); Jennifer Horn–who is getting nudged by the more conservative/libretarian elements along with Ovide Lamontagne who was an early favorite with the new Republicans; and then there’s Juliana Bergeron and Jim Foley–both of whom are (as far as I can tell) from the Fergus Cullen wing of the party.

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