Out-of-State Progressives Trying to Buy State Senate District 8

by Ed Mosca June 24, 2018

Democrat Jenn Alford-Teaster, a first-time candidate who is running for State Senate District 8, recently reported over $63,000.00 in campaign contributions.  The seat is currently held by Republican Ruth Ward, who raised less than $15.000.00 over the same period. Alford-Teaster’s massive haul piqued my curiosity, so I reviewed her filing.  It’s really interesting.

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Add another log to the fire that is “Get Money Out of Politics” Group Silent After PAC Commits 23 Million to One Dem Senator”

by Skip June 22, 2018

Yeah, Democrats are all about getting money out of politics – until they aren’t.  From billionaire Tom Steyer in Steve’s post to this one: All In: Mike Bloomberg To Dump $80 Million To Try To Buy The House For Democrats Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw […]

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Gunstock Ski Area – financial responsibility to Belknap County as declared by the Belknap County Delegation

by Skip March 21, 2018

By the Belknap County Delegation (all of the NH House Representatives) RESOLUTION BE IT RESOLVED by the county convention of Belknap County, New Hampshire, that, pursuant to §399.14 (c) of the New Hampshire Laws of 1959, Chapter 399, as amended, the Gunstock Area Commission is hereby required to turn over to Belknap County, within 45 […]

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Money, money, MO-ney – who has it and who doesn’t?

by Skip February 3, 2018

Democrats are expecting to have a real large Blue Wave come this November.  Problem is, in order to get your message out, you gotta have the bucks to do so.  While the Dems think they have a large advantage, their bank accounts are anything BUT large at the institutional levels: The DNC tried to bury […]

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Disqus Doodlings – Why we should pay far more for clothes Part 3

by Skip December 16, 2017

Sigh.  I swear that sometimes these folks have no clue about how an economy actually works!  Without rehashing Part 1 and Part 2, it is clear that the comments were much more interesting than the actual post over at Treehugger (although it did set the stage – see title above). Another comment that was left […]

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NH Ranked 47th Because it Didn’t Spend Tobacco Settlement Cash The Way They Want?

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2017

GraniteGrok has a long history of battling the anti-smoking data monkeys. Their numbers often make no sense or contradict the real-world evidence or just common sense. Today is no different. The focus of a recent report appears to be almost entirely on, not results or eventual outcomes but on investing in prevention programs based on […]

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Those that have don’t always flaunt it

by Skip December 8, 2017

(H/T: Caveman Circus)

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Regionalization in Belknap County – a bad idea

by Skip November 13, 2017

Well, it would be one way to not have to go begging for money again, right?  A while ago, we heard that the Belknap County Sheriff’s office was begging additional monies from the towns that it was serving for dispatch services (emphasis mine, reformatted): TOWNS PROTEST BELKNAP COUNTY IDEA TO ASSESS FEES FOR DISPATCH SERVICE As […]

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Franklin NH Gets $125,000.00 for Dropout Prevention

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2017

The city of Franklin, New Hampshire got a gift in the new Republican state Budget. A grant for $125K to address its distinction of having the third highest dropout rate in the state. FRANKLIN — Franklin will receive $125,000 for dropout prevention through a grant that was included in the state budget passed yesterday. “I […]

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If Money Isn’t ‘Speech’ Then Boycotts Should Not Work

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2016

In the midst of a hookah induced haze (minus the hookah and the haze), something occurred to me. Out of the blue, if you like. The left (and now the right) uses boycotts as speech wherein the denial of commerce is exercised as a political act against a particular business. You deny them your dollars […]

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If Democrats Really Wanted to Get ‘Money Out of Politics’ They’d Tax It

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2016
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If Democrats REALLY wanted to get money out of politics, they’d tax it. I don’t know, let’s say 90%. Unions, candidates, so-called non-profits, anyone spending money to advocate for or against a candidate, or issue or measure, directly, indirectly, via lawyers or lobbyists, etc., etc. shall pay the tax on those expenditures. If 90% is […]

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Blogline of the Day – Socialism makes powerful men rich

by Skip August 10, 2016

 Fresh Off His Campaign to Make Socialism Great Again, Bernie Sanders Buys $600,000 Summer House. And remember, the richest person in Venezuela (that Socialism turned from being one of the richest countries in South America to one of the poorest even as it has more oil than the Saudis) is the daughter of the late […]

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CloseUP – Jeanne Shaheen and WMUR’s crappy transcript

by Skip April 3, 2016

Yup, another Sunday, another CloseUP and this week, Josh McElven had US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (or better described as the Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire) and perhaps Candidate-To-Be Rich Ashooh for US Congress in CD-1 (he formally announces tomorrow).  She said a couple of things that caught my ear so I figured, per normal, […]

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Trust is fading that the US Senate Republicans will not cave to Obama on Supreme Court nominee

by Skip February 19, 2016

“Tipping Point“ And the incessant “asks” for money (with little to show for it in terms of the Conservative agenda being being implemented) have become tiresome and irritating.  A ‘Grok reader responds to yet another “ask” with a promise (emphasis mine): Earlier today I received an email from Lauren Lofstrom, national finance director for Ted […]

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Bill Binnie, be thankful you got out cheap!

by Skip February 2, 2016

Back to 2010’s election cycle when the NH Senatorial race was running – the Big Dog from the $$ perspective was “hundreds millionaire” Mr. Binnie.  If I remember right, he spent the equivalent about $450/vote in the Primary – and didn’t even come close (Note to Bernie Sanders: pay attention that money sometimes doesn’t make […]

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It’s as if Hillary WANTS her enemies to write ads against her with her own words

by Skip January 19, 2016

Again, another line from Sunday’s Democrat Debate (that no one watched unless you are a crazed political junkie like me or a donor to the Clinton Global Initiative) that Hillary is probably wishing she could “restart”: Shot: the Debate Hillary: ‘I Know How Much Money Influences Political Decision-Making’ Chaser: the reality of $$ hoovering Clinton […]

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Hillary Clinton, Income Inequality Warrior: Made More In Twelve Speeches Than Most Americans Will Make In Three Lifetimes

by Skip January 10, 2016

Hypocrite multiplied. Panderer Magnificent.  RedState:

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2016 Presidential Primary: Ted Cruz raises 64% more in this quarter than last

by Skip December 30, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign raised $20 million during the final three months of 2015, according to the Cruz campaign. The end of the year fundraising total represents a marked increase compared to his third quarter fundraising sum of $12.2 million. Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe wrote a memo to campaign staff that details […]

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$150 Million didn’t buy Jeb! much now, did it.

by Skip December 30, 2015

At the head end of this Primary, the Establishment was all but crowning Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee.  Heavy weights (and heavy wallets) all came to him and much was made that NO one could withstand the latest scion of the Bush Dynastic Family reputation or money machine.  Yeah, this is why we play […]

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That’s Your Money…

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2015
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What Politicians Don’t Tell You…

by Susan Olsen May 29, 2015
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Bill Clinton’s Secret Shell Company

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015
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File this under “oh, look a Clinton hiding money.” Bill has a private company.  It’s called WJC, LLC.  It’s how he ‘manages” his consulting services.  And good for him.  But it has no employees, does not need to be disclosed by Hillary (him, just being the spouse and all), and its purpose is not disclosed […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2015
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NOEMIE EMERY at The Weekly Standard, has a great historical look at Hillary Clinton’s Stacked Deck.  It closes with this. Nobody knows about stacked decks better than Hillary Clinton, who found the deck stacked slightly in her favor 40 years ago and has spent her whole political life stacking it further, to the benefit of […]

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Goose Egg

by Susan Olsen May 3, 2015

I wanted to share with readers the response I received from Jennifer Horn and the state GOP to my post of Friday:      

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NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn campaign promise – oops…

by Skip October 30, 2014

We listen, we write it down, and then we review.  Review – such a softer word than accountability.  So let’s go with accountability.  When she ran for NH GOP Chair, she promised three things – and now it is the time for the Party (not just us) to start the review and see if those […]

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Campaign Finance limitations – dumb idea; $$ for messaging still doesn’t translate to votes

by Skip October 15, 2014

There’s Larry Lessig’s PAC, the MayDay PAC, that is raising and spending millions of dollars this election cycle – to stop others from spending so much money.  So, too, is George Soro’s son.  The Left is as well.  Sorry, their stated of “taking the money out”, I believe, masks the real reason – stopping free […]

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Matt Kibbe – Freedomworks

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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This is from Matt Kibbe at Freedomworks talking about the priorities of the GOP Establishment.  It sounds familiar… The GOP are all in Kansas trying to save Senator Pat Roberts, who doesn’t live in Kansas.  Sucking money from New Hampshire and Colorado.  GOP spent $40 million to save Mitch McConnell (in his primary in Kentucky) […]

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GOP seeing the money dry up – and unwilling to voice the real reason

by Skip September 30, 2014

Once in a while (a rare while, I will post up a complete post from elsewhere – this time, from Bill Quick at Daily Pundit (via Instapundit) (emphasis mine): Stinking Chickens Coming Home to Roost for Gentry GOP Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks – The disparity has led to mounting frustration […]

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Data Point – Size of the US Tax code

by Skip September 23, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ The operative questions is, WHY do we let them keep doing this to us?  Whose money is it, really?  Oh wait…the Democrats (and not a few Republicans) DO believe that legislators have the “right” to dictate our behavior (in “the Land […]

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GrokSHOTS! – Thanks for The Vote, Have Some Money!

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2014
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From segment one of this weeks podcast we’ve got “Thanks for The Vote, Have Some Money!” about votes by two Democrats from New Hampshire and how they might be tied to campaign donations. GrokShot! Votes For Money (90 sec) Click here to Listen to this Weeks program Listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or […]

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