Legislation

Could HB 1360 Ban Those Under 18 Driving in NH from Changing The Radio Station?

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2014
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The NH HB1360 ban, also known as the “none of us are competent enough do things in our vehicle bill,”is heading to Governor Nanny Hassan’s desk.   It will very likely become law, after which, based on the insanity of the language in this bill, no driver under 18 will be permitted to turn a […]

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GrokTALK! Feb 15th, 2014 – SB244 – Denying You Your Right to Self Defense

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2014
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Segment Two – It’s SB244, another bad anti-gun bill. This legislation gets you declared mentally unstable–to deny you your right to self defense, while making it as expensive and difficult as possible to get your name off the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index, if you were added in “error.” Listen or Download Download […]

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The Bills! THE BILLS!!!

by Steve MacDonald January 16, 2014
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No, not the once almost but not quite (a few times) Super bowl team from Western New York, I am referring of course to the Bell ringing Hunchbacked steeple denizen tolling the hour of misery. The Bells the Bells!! No.  That’s not it either. I refer to the avalanche of New Hampshire legislation pouring our […]

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A Message From Virtual President Bill Whittle

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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In the first of this 11-part series, the Virtual President discusses the need for clear, concise, readable and understandable LEGISLATION as the cornerstone of our system and the first step in reclaiming YOUR GOVERNMENT.

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Will Beretta Leave Maryland?

by Steve MacDonald February 26, 2013

Moving costs money but the owners of Beretta are thinking it might be time. Beretta is weighing whether the rifle line (which would now be illegal if proposed legislation becomes law), and perhaps the company itself, should stay in a place increasingly hostile toward its products. Its iconic 9mm pistol — carried by every U.S. […]

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NH Democrats Laser-Like Focus on Jobs.?…wait…What About That Darn Electoral College Thing First

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2013

Democrat Charles Weed has something more important for New Hampshire than that “focus on the  jobs and the economy” narrative they ran on.  It’s called HB 148, and it would take New Hampshire’s votes for president and make them completely meaningless. HB148 abandons our ability to apportion our state electors for president and lumps our […]

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There are Thousands of Left Wing Ironies in the Naked City…This is Just One of Them.

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2013

If Governor Cuomo was Veruca Salt would it sound like this…”I want the stricter gun legislation  now Daddy!” Well he got it, and the State of New York’s Blue-Print, fast tracked gun legislation is the poster child for the “we must do something now” crowd and exemplifies–unintentionally I might add–the kind of “equality” progressives believe […]

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So What If It’s Technically Impossible to Administer…

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2012

New Hampshire Democrats are ready to get serious about legislating matters that are important to New Hampshire’s future…so hey, how about we try to pass a perfume ban? (For state employees). The important point to remember here isn’t that  a perfume ban was brought up in the last legislature and failed, and it is not […]

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How about we amend HB 1704 to stifle some policial speech while we’re at it?

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2012

I just shot off a quick email to my New Hampshire State Senator this morning.  I do not know his stance on this yet, but I have some questions about language added, via amendment, to HB 1704, regarding political speech.   I find the amendment language confusing. I am not certain of the purpose, or […]

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Leftist-Progressives: Always The Dependable Deniers

by Rick Olson April 11, 2012

“An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a part of its members.” —Friedrich List Last week the Union Leader’s Gary Rayno reported on a check made of electronic databases searching for potential welfare fraud. House Speaker Bill O’Brien is […]

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The latest RLCNH Report shows great legislative strides within reach in Concord

by Tim Condon March 13, 2012

  The latest RLCNH Report is out. It shows that New Hampshire is in many ways leading the entire United States in rejecting the “Blue State” European-socialist model. Just look at some of the issues being voted upon by the State House of Representatives this week, starting at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in regular session: […]

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Emerson’s Boo-Hoo Towel Bill Goes Down in Flames

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2012

Consider it settled.  Debating at the grown-ups table, at least for the remainder of the 2012 session of the New Hampshire House, will not be misconstrued as “bullying.”  HB 1533, an Act to turn heated State House debate you disagree with into a crime punishable with up to a $2500.00 fine, was killed 224-78. (That’s […]

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HB 1711 Where’s The Fire?

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2012

If you want to rub two sticks together around here, you have to go get a burn permit. So I leave my house in a 4000 pound (ish) SUV, drive 5 miles to the nearest Fire Station, and then hand the Fire-Fighter my ID. (If I was just doing something as unimportant as, say voting, […]

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HB-1412 “WARNING! Massachusetts Border 500 FEET” [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2012

Want to send a message about the differences between New Hampshire and Massachusetts?  Make people ask why we might want to pass a house Bill that would allow the placement of “Warning” signs 500 feet before the border on every road leading from New Hampshire into Massachusetts.  That is what HB 1412 would do. Commissioner […]

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New Hampshire Wire Tap Laws and the Wheedling Legislature

by Rick Olson December 30, 2011

“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.” —John Quincy Adams Yesterday, a Union Leader Editorial featured commentary about the flaws of New Hampshire’s Wire Tapping and Eavesdropping laws currently in place. The commentary came on the heels of […]

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Barry Needs Some Walking Around Money…

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2011

Let’s say your brother in law, Barry, comes to you for a loan. He needs a little extra money for this big idea he’s got brewing. All he needs is $4500.00 dollars.

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Obama’s Keep Americans From Having Jobs Act

by Steve MacDonald September 20, 2011

I was torn on the title. “Obama’s Tax American Job Creators Act” almost got the gig. But while this is a massive tax on job creators, one provision in particular won the day when it comes to keeping people unemployed, something you might think counter-productive in a Jobs bill.

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HOUSE JOINS SENATE, OVERRIDES SENATE BILL 88 VETO

by Rick Olson September 14, 2011

“A moment’s reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.” —Francis Parker Yockey The House voted today to override the Governors’ veto of Senate Bill 88 on the heels of the Senate voting to override last week. The vote was 251 to 111. […]

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Pass The American Jobs Act Now!!!

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2011

Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) took care of business. He has filed the American Jobs Act, HR2911. it is anorexic by Democrat standards, weighing in at an awe inspiring two pages. And all it does is repeal the corporate income tax.

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VETO OVERRIDDEN: SENATE BILL 88 NOW GOES TO THE HOUSE!

by Rick Olson September 7, 2011

“Self-defense is the clearest of all laws, and for this reason: lawyers didn’t make it” ~Douglas William Jerrold Despite the efforts of Governor Lynch, his Attorney General and a hand full of unelected Police Chiefs around the state, The New Hampshire Senate voted this afternoon to override the Governor’s veto on a vote of 17 […]

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The First Circuit Videotape Opinion and House BIll 145

by Rick Olson August 31, 2011

The fact that the officers were unhappy they were being recorded during an arrest . . . does not make a lawful exercise of a First Amendment right a crime

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 19, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater A common theme heard from whiney liberals these days is that conservatives, tea-party patriots and some Republicans take absolute positions on issues and are unwilling to compromise, “for the good of […]

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Florida Adopts Drug Testing For Recipients Of Public Assistance

by Rick Olson July 28, 2011

“One of the consequences of such notions as “entitlements” is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.”~Thomas Sowell Florida is the first state to pass a law requiring those receiving state benefits to submit to drug […]

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The Little Governor Who Couldn’t

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2011

Governor Lynch, in a fit of impotence and self contradiction, confused his role at the states chief executive today, in a Union Leader column by Tom Fahey. In regard to the passage into law of New Hampshire HB 601 and SB 148, he remarked on one hand that…

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Lynch Veto of Parental Notification Overriden! (and other good news)

by Tim Condon June 22, 2011

The New Hampshire House and Senate have just overridden New Hampshire Governor John Lynches veto of the parental notification bill

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Terie ‘Billion Dollar Deficit’ Norelli Does Not Like The NH Budget

by Tim Condon June 21, 2011

I can’t imagine why disgraced former NH house Speaker Terie “Billion Dollar Deficit” Norelli would like the latest State Budget. It lacks all the qualities she advanced as the most math challenged speaker in State history.

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Assault Weapons: A Serious Problem in America?

by Rick Olson June 14, 2011

Continue Reading, “Assault Weapons: A Serious Problem in America?”

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Vulnerable Teenage Girls

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2011

The Nashua Telegraph, in reprinting (as a guest editorial) the left wing blathering of the Concord Monitor, has just reassured sexual predators who want to abuse young girls in the state of New Hampshire, that their secret is probably safe.

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Another Whack at RGGI

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2011

..what I find particularity perverse is that “Republican” Senators in New Hampshire could be tying themselves to the Massachusetts compromise as the tipping point at which staying in RGGI would then no longer make sense.

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Is Pregnancy Still John Lynches “Exception” To Parental Notification?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2011

Given the facts ‘on the ground’ will pregnancy continue to be the “exception” to parental notification in John Lynches New Hampshire or have parents earned the right to have a voice in what happens to their underage daughters?

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