New Hampshire

GrokTALK! – Meet Gov. Boon Doggle

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015

Maggs Hassan signed the Boondoggle bill this week, establishing a culture of taxpayer backed greed amongst the elected class–and anyone looking for a few bucks to tie a boon to a doggle. So Kimberly Morin joins us to discuss this new nail in the coffin of the New Hampshire economy.  We also visit the lousy […]

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Poll: 71 Percent of Granite Staters oppose pistol license law in NH

by Kimberly Morin May 27, 2015

Yesterday the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire (The League) released poll results that clearly show Granite Staters are not happy with the current pistol license law. Susan Olsen, Legislative Director for The League spoke at a press conference in the Legislative Office Building yesterday and explained the original intent of the law – discrimination. […]

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Has New Hampshire actually lowered the dropout rate?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015

New Hampshire appears, on the surface, to have done a decent job of reducing dropout rates.  But if you look at how the state has meddled with reported graduation rates, it becomes a lot harder to determine what the state has actually achieved. Keep reading at Watchdog.org

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Today, While in New Hampshire Hillary’s Mind Thinks She’s in Washington

by Scott Morales May 22, 2015

Is it because she’s just been a creature of Washington so long and it’s so deeply engrained in her that she just always thinks she’s in Washington or are there a few mental pistons misfiring?   Is she even mentally fit for the office she’s running for?  Something to keep an eye on.  She did […]

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I Don’t Always Accept Illegal Campaign Contributions From Unions…

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2015
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Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan took illegal campaign money in 2012 and in 2014 (see also here) and kept it until the NH AG was asked to step in and make a ruling… …not Democrats, at least, and certainly not Democrat leadership. (In fact, I think they defended her…in a presidential election year.) Original Image Credit: […]

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Where Did 11,440 NH Workers Go?

by Steve MacDonald May 20, 2015
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The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security (NHDES) released the April job numbers yesterday. New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is being reported as 3.8%.  (746,530 people in the NH labor force, 717,870 are employed, 28,660 listed as unemployed.) That sounds pretty good, but in July of 2008 there were 756,570 people in the NH labor force […]

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MoveOn Mail Box – Ignorance Is Not Bliss

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2015
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Jodi Gilman Jones of ‘Portsmouth’ New Hampshire, wants MoveOn members to sign a petition that says…”With all the violence today and accidents involving guns, why do we need citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit? Shouldn’t we be trying to increase gun safety?” This is what happens when you step repeatedly in steaming piles […]

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New Hampshire Town Accused of Using Social Media Policy to Silence Critic

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2015
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KEEP IT ZIPPED: Is a New Hampshire town trying to silence an outspoken critic by limiting what he can put on social media? By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena What does a town board have to do to get a boondoggle passed?  How about institute a policy to silence its opponents? Salem, New Hampshire […]

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Another twist in the ‘Balsams Boondoggle’: The financing scam

by Kimberly Morin May 9, 2015

On Wednesday a huge majority in the New Hampshire House voted to pass Senate Bill 30 aka the “Balsams Bill.” The bill allows “unincorporated places” to become a tax district, which also means they can now get funding from the state and have all taxpayers foot the bill if the deal fails. Of course, many […]

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Ladies Only Range Day shows women’s growing interest in firearms

by Kimberly Morin May 7, 2015

On Sunday the Grafton County Fish and Game Association in West Lebanon held their 3rd Annual Ladies Only Range Day (L.O.R.D.). It’s a ladies only event where ladies can shoot pistols and revolvers, rifles, shotguns and this year they added archery. Many of the women who attend have never shot a firearm; some have shot […]

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A Look Behind The NHGOP’s Curtain

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2015
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We here at DupreyGrok are doing what we do given the circumstances: exposing RINO hypocrites and progressive water carriers. The latest liberal Aquarian bundled in Republican clothing is Steve Duprey. Mr. Duprey loathes the Tea Party. He is also a life-long advocate for abortion, something that should appear incompatible with his role as an RNC […]

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Merrimack, NH House Republicans !!! (Full Roll Call Added)

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2015
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I just wanted to drop a quick  note to all my Republican House Reps from Merrimack, New Hampshire: The small government, conservative vote on SB 30 was NO. The Freshman legislator, Josh Moore, is the only one from my town who got it “right.” House Rep Party County District Vote Balcom, John Republican Hillsborough 21 […]

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Superintendents v. School Boards

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2015
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Jorge Mesa-Tejada delivers our education update on what an SAU is (School Administrative Unit) and how Superintendents–the administrative leaders of the administrative units–have seized powers reserved to the School Boards Listen to the Entire Program Here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, […]

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Did FCC Internet Ruling Hit a Statutory Wall In NH?

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2015
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How much is New Hampshire taxing residents for phone or Internet service and what efforts are underway to expand or repeal these taxes? … What I discovered while seeking the answer was a regulatory history that not only sought to roll back taxes on internet access but that may also have codified language in state […]

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ICYMI – Job Creation Tax Credit Was Not Expanded by Legislature

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2015
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Back in February while researching this article I came across a bill in the New Hampshire Legislature to expand a tax credit that was due to be evaluated in 2015 and that my research suggested had failed to achieved any of its intended goals. The Coös County job creation tax credit is on the top […]

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GrokTALK! School Choice: Croydon, NH Part I

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2015
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Jody Underwood joins us to discuss Croydon, New Hampshire’s journey to school choice, details, background, and the state’s changing reaction to the plan. You can listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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Democrat Rep uses the blood of dead children to argue against Constitutional Carry

by Kimberly Morin April 11, 2015

On Thursday the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted on SB 116 also known as ‘Constitutional Carry’. The bill was passed by a vote of 10-6 and was recommended as ‘Ought to Pass’. The bill will now go to the full House for a vote by all representatives.

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Candidate Rand Paul in Milford NH

by Tom April 11, 2015

For those who couldn’t make it, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) held his first event as a Presidential Candidate in the Milford, NH Town Hall this past Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A crowd of about 500 was on hand to listen to the Senator-candidate, who was introduced by NH Senator Andy Sanborn. Watch for yourself.  

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Are Salem Selectman Trying To Silence Opposition?

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2015
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Salem Selectman Stephen Campbell was the sole opponent to a massive $23 million dollar safety complex boondoggle on the select-board and he let people know his concerns. For months he shared information about the complex, asked questions, questioned assumptions, advanced cheaper alternatives, shared answers, directed people to the content of public meetings and testimony, and […]

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ICYMI – Gilford NH School District Wire-Tapping Scandal

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2015
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Originally recorded on Feb 14th, 2015 – Billy Baer and Josh Youssef join us to explore the details surrounding the Gilford, NH School District illegally wire-tapping students on district buses. And yes, I wanted to try out the new TuneIn embedded player. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you […]

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Will Be Bad For Portsmouth

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2015
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Portsmouth has a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable Practices and like any good committee it must forever practice things that sustain the committee.  To that end the busybodies have identified the next great environmental evil.  Single-use plastic bags are bad for Portsmouth (and the world!).  They plan to submit a proposal to the City Council […]

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The outrageous falsehoods and fearmongering of taxpayers by unions in Derry

by Kimberly Morin April 2, 2015

Today the Derry News posted an editorial regarding the budget fight in the town of Derry, New Hampshire. You see, the Derry Town Council wants to do something so shocking it’s almost unheard of – they want to actually cut taxes for residents! The town of Derry has one of the highest tax rates in […]

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Democrats think you are SELFISH if you want to KEEP more of your own money

by Kimberly Morin April 1, 2015

While torturing myself listening to this morning’s painful budget session in the House, I also was watching Twitter. You wouldn’t believe (actually you probably would) the Democrats and ‘gimmie, gimmie’ more tweets that are being put out there.

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Democrat Rep Myler demeans his constituents who are against Common Core

by Kimberly Morin March 31, 2015

Today the New Hampshire House Education Committee the executive session was held on Senate Bill 101 (SB 101). It is a bill that will prohibit the state from requiring the implantation of Common Core. The bill is sponsored by Republicans in both the senate and the house. It was sought after by parents across the […]

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Al Letizio Jr. and Dennis Senibaldi: Intimidation and Cowardice in Windham

by Kimberly Morin March 28, 2015

As you have probably seen in other posts, I have written extensively over the past few months about the Windham School Board and then added more posts regarding the school board elections. Dennis Senibaldi is a member of the Windham School Board. Al Letizio Jr is a Windham Selectman. Both men are elected officials who […]

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Moms Demand provided a CLOWN show at Constitutional Carry Hearing

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2015

Today the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on SB 116 aka the ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill was heard. As usual it was filled with a majority of 2nd Amendment supporters and activists. There were also the lobbyists paid to speak against Granite Staters’ rights as well as Mike Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action groupies. And […]

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Hands in the Air Don’t Purge II

by Ed Naile March 24, 2015

 Dover, NH has an interesting voter checklist. It seems that Republican candidates can get a hundred pieces of their political mail returned when mailing first class to just two wards, but Democrats get just a handful of returned mail, if any, from voters they claim to have known personally who moved or passed away. How […]

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Passing the Buck(s)

by Tom March 23, 2015

This letter is addressed to the Republicans who plan to sponsor a budget amendment that will increase the NH State Gasoline Tax by 8 cents, paying for a DOT budget shortfall. It is also addressed to any Republican who votes for such an amendment. We read over the weekend that you are sponsoring an effort […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! We’re at Liberty Forum

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2015
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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! February 28th, 2015 – Starting at 9 am… … we are broadcasting live from Liberty Forum at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester NH.  We’ll be there for an extended program into (at the very least) the early afternoon,  talking about the news of the day, politics, culture, and all the cool stuff […]

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Get a Conviction Before Seizing Property

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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Telegraph Editorial: H/T Kevin Bloom – c/o Facebook House Bill 636 would change the state’s civil forfeiture law to require a person to be convicted before the state could initiate forfeiture proceedings against a suspect. That strikes us as reasonable. In fact, allowing law enforcement to seize property without a criminal conviction – or even […]

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