New Hampshire

Data Point – Energy costs for NH are high for a reason!

by Skip November 20, 2017

Looking at both gasoline and electric prices for the 48-contiguous states and weighting each the same shows that Louisiana and Oklahoma have the nation’s lowest prices for these two essential energy staples. Louisiana’s combined gasoline and electricity prices were 37 percent below the national average while Oklahoma enjoyed a discount of 33 percent below the […]

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NH Dems Continue to Ignore the ‘Pervasive Rape Culture’ in Their Own Party

by Kimberly Morin November 19, 2017

On Friday night, New Hampshire Democrats held their annual Kennedy-Clinton dinner. That’s John F. Kennedy, the womanizer and philanderer who brought prostitutes into the White House, not Teddy Kennedy who drove a woman to her death and then was revered by Democrats for decades. And Bill Clinton, the man who not only abused his power […]

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Report That Declares Huge “Rise” in Hate Crimes in NH Leaves A lot of Details Out.

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2017

New Hampshire Public Radio reported a surge in the number of hate crimes in New Hampshire for 2016. In sounding the alarm, they quote lower figures for previous years and link to a statement by the Anti-Defamation League not just decrying the rise but insisting that hate crimes are still under-reported. Sadly, no one takes […]

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Raymond Official Calls Citizens ‘Clowns’ and Says They are ‘Laughed At’ When Cameras are Off

by Kimberly Morin November 11, 2017

This morning, Garland Bernie Peer told the citizens of Raymond they are literally laughed at when the cameras are off because they dare to question elected and appointed town officials. The exchange happened on a public Facebook page of a Raymond Citizens’ group that seeks to hold officials accountable.

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Remember Those ‘Climate Mayors’ Who Swore to Uphold the Paris Agreement?

by Steve MacDonald September 30, 2017

Earlier this year a group of mayors clung together in the name of the Paris Climate Accord. They insisted, wrongly, that the “treaty” was necessary and they intended to take action locally to support its goals. Some 379 municipal leaders signed on to Climate Mayors.org, which was all most of them ever intended. As a group, they […]

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New Hampshire Has the Highest Median Income in the US

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2017

For a state with no minimum wage the people who live here are doing rather well. The mean average hourly wage for the entire state rose from $22.62/hour in 2014 to $24.03/hour in the 2016 report (+6.2%). The mean entry level wage in New Hampshire is $10.66/hour, $3.41 above the federal minimum wage. The median […]

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The Democrat Party’s Declining Electoral Options in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2017

During Hillary’s failed presidential campaign the Democrat National Party, of which New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley is a Vice Chair, abandoned white working class voters. Recently, New Hampshire State Party Chairman Ray Buckley labeled rural and unregistered voters as white supremacists. I presume this means that he can not allow any of his candidates to pursue […]

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NH Dem Party Chair Calls Rural, Disaffected Voters, ‘White Supremacists’

by Kimberly Morin September 4, 2017

Yesterday, Adam Sexton of WMUR interviewed the executive director of a new organization called ‘Look Ahead America.’ The organization is made up of some former Trump campaign “data masterminds” and will be looking to New Hampshire for voter outreach. Executive director, Matt Braynard, spoke with Sexton about the number of inactive voters in New Hampshire […]

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NH Democrats Embarrass Themselves with Lawsuit Over Election Law Bill

by Kimberly Morin August 23, 2017

Today it was reported by WMUR that the New Hampshire Democrat Party is filing a lawsuit over Senate Bill 3 (SB3), AN ACT relative to domicile for voting purposes. The bill was passed by both the house and senate and was signed by Governor Sununu in July. The bill not only had the support of […]

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Yet NH Democrats REFUSE To Condemn ‘Antifa’

by Kimberly Morin August 22, 2017

Why?

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We Will Never Win the Culture War if We Give Them an Unimpeded Run of the Field

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2017

Jonah Goldberg provides a glimpse into one of the better reasons for perseverance at this often-thankless blogging hobby. It’s our frick’n culture too. I’ve been arguing for 20 years that conservatives need to give up on the idea that we should set up a “parallel culture” for the simple reason that it’s our frick’n culture […]

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Poll: Gov. Chris Sununu Has New Hampshire Pointed in the Right Direction

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2017

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center’s most recent Granite State Poll shows Governor Chris Sununu with high approval ratings after his first seven months in office. And,  “Nearly three in four Granite Staters feel the state is headed in the right direction, the highest percentage in a decade.” …

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NH Fiscal Policy Institute Hides Good News Behind What May Not Even be Bad News

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2017

In a recent report the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) hems and haws its way through potential fiscal decline couched in “mights and maybes” and then (Surprise!) we get “substantially more” in paragraph four. While the preliminary accrual revenues for SFY 2017 show no growth over SFY 2016’s preliminary accrual numbers, the figures do […]

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NH Poll: Kasich leads Trump among likely GOP primary voters? I don’t Think So…

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2017

So there’s a poll out putting John “everyman™” Kasich ahead of President Trump among “likely” Republican primary voters… Ohio Gov. John Kasich leads President Trump in a hypothetical New Hampshire Republican presidential primary matchup, according to a new poll. An American Research Group poll found that if the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary were held today, Kasich […]

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New Hampshire’s Most Hated Topic: God

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2017

Here’s a dating app for you. It’s called Hater. It operates under the premise that people who hate the same things are more likely to form a strong bond. So much for NOH8, right, because dollars to doughnuts says the overwhelming majority of users are probably those enlightened, progressive, hate-filled inclusive diversity morons who preach a […]

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They Said if We Did Nothing About Global Warming it Would Affect NH Tourism and They Were Right

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2017

If you Google Global Warming, New Hampshire, and Tourism you’ll be “rewarded” with the history of Climate Cultist scaremongering on the subject. From snowless winters to impacted fall foliage, drought to deluge. There is no limit to the problems that inaction on “climate change” will cause the tiny state or the damage predicted for the local economy. […]

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The Real Reason Democrats Don’t Want to Hand Over State Voter Data

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2017

Democrats, not just here in New Hampshire, ignored years of spying and abuse of personal privacy under Obama. They did. Obama spied on you, me, your neighbors, the press, our allies, members of Congress, just about everyone. The Obama administration tried to get private search traffic and call record history. And while every government spies, Obama […]

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On Paris The NH Democrat Delegation Sides With Big Oil

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2017

When Donald Trump announced his administration’s departure from the Paris Climate Accords the usual suspects came out and said the usual things. The Democrats, environmental left, and the media have been grinding their anti-Trump axes on this for weeks, all the while forgetting to mention how they are also siding with Big Oil. Big Oil does […]

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The vitriolic hatred from NH Democrats MUST END before someone gets hurt

by Kimberly Morin June 17, 2017

Last week, a man from Illinois opened fire on Republicans practicing for a bi-partisan charity baseball game in Virginia. The man was obsessed with his hatred for Republicans, the wealthy and Trump all while professing his adoration for Bernie Sanders. The man had decided back in March that “Trump and Company must be destroyed.” The […]

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Commuter Rail Push In New Hampshire Ignores What Tourists Want and Need

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2017

Today, in a letter to the editor of New Hampshire Business Review, Peter J. Griffin, the NH Railroad Revitalization Association President, considers what at first appears to be a rhetorical question. “How will tourists get to New Hampshire?” How is this a problem? Mr. Griffin bemoans the loss of days past when public transportation (trains) […]

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The 3 States with the Lowest Violent Crime Rates in the US all Have Constitutional Carry

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2017

The Three states with the lowest violent crime rate in the United States are Vermont (1), Maine (2), and New Hampshire (3). They have something else in common. They all have constitutional carry. If you’re waiting for the anti-gun-cult left’s “blood in the streets” narrative to come true, you’ll be waiting a long time. They […]

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94,610 Potential Out-Of-State Double Registrants on NH Voter Rolls

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2017

CNHT has released the results of Hew Hampshire’s participation in the Interstate Crosscheck Program, before, as they point out, the Secretary of State – who is probably crafting a carefully worded explanation or a means to dismiss the obvious. Back in November of 2016, NH joined the Interstate Crosscheck Program which matches the First, Middle […]

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Memorial Day events around the state help NH to remember fallen heroes

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2017

If you are looking for a Memorial Day Event in New Hampshire, New Hampshire.com has a list of local events here.

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New Hampshire Should Support the Massachusetts Soda Tax

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2017

The State of Massachusetts is considering a tax on sugary drinks.  OK. Go for it. Every jurisdiction that has imposed their progressive will in this manner has seen a drop in sales and jobs, which migrate just beyond the reach of said tax. I’m no geographer and I don’t play one on the internet, but […]

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The Cost of Electricity in NH – TAXES AND OVERHEAD

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2017

By Bill Fortune Seabrook Station produces about 1/2 of NH’s electricity at the cost of about 2.5, cents/kWh, before taxes, per the Energy Information Agency. There are several small hydro plants that produce power at about 1.3 cents/kWh (approx. 100 MWs). Because of increased regulations, we are not certain the cost of electricity generated by […]

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Full Day Kindergarten Could Still Be Stopped!

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2017

If you missed it, Full Day Kindergarten passed the NH House today. (Boo!) Bad news for taxpayers, but… There is still an opportunity to stop it. The Bill must go to the finance committee for a public hearing, where, in theory, it could be stonewalled. There is a Public Hearing: 05/09/2017 02:30 PM LOB 210-211 […]

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UNH Employees Cannot Appropriate University Resources to Express Partisan Political Views

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2017

The New Hampshire, the UNH system student newspaper, is reporting on a dust-up over some posters displayed on a wall at the Memorial Union Building (MUB). The ‘We the people’ posters were placed by an employee without MUB management approval. While the article focuses on the various reactions to them going up and coming down, the unrecognized gem […]

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Full-Day Kindergarten: NH Republicans have lost their minds

by Kimberly Morin April 26, 2017

Yesterday, the House Education Committee passed a ridiculous full-day kindergarten bill that actually increased the amount Governor Sununu wanted to spend from $9 million per year to over $14 million per year. The amendment was brought forth by ‘Republican’ Terry Wolf and replaces Senate Bill 191 (SB 191) completely. The amendment is actually House Bill […]

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Could Full Day Kindergarten in New Hampshire Cure Athlete’s Foot?

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2017

The push to pass full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire might cure athlete’s foot. Toenail fungus? Why not? Advocates have come out suggesting it will help end the opioid crisis and solve the brain-drain problem–by keeping students from leaving the state after they graduate. Could it begin to heal the earth, stop the seas from rising? Is […]

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Dumbest Tweets of the Week

by Kimberly Morin April 24, 2017

Dumbest tweets of the week and it’s only Monday Everyday babies are born addicted to opioids – investing in their future with #FullDayK will help change the direction of their future! https://t.co/uyR0AGgNMB — Mayor Ted Gatsas (@MayorTedGatsas) April 24, 2017 ICYMI: NH Police Chief advocates for #FullDayK to end opioid epidemic and prevent future crime […]

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