New Hampshire

January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015

In this education update Jorge Mesa-Tejada helps taxpayers grasp their school budget by explaining what it is they need to look at and how to tell what it really means. Follow along with some reading material here.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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New Hampshire embracing anti-Obamacare policies amid its own health care failures

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015

By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena New Hampshire has a long history of implementing Obamacare-style policies, but now the state may be looking to the free market for reform. The Granite State’s foray into health care reform started with United States Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who burnished her progressive health-care pedigree long before she […]

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HB320 Followup – Relative to the Removal of Certain Campaign Materials From Polling Places

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015

On January 22, I reported on NH House Bill 320, an “Act Relative to the Removal of Certain Campaign Materials at the polling place.”   I’m happy to report that two of the Bills co-sponsers responded to my email. The motivation for the legislation was, as many speculated to me after the original report, the result […]

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January 24th Legislative Update

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2015

A  quick look at the state of the State House, downshifting costs, the benefits of doubling the size of the state senate, and what if anything can we get done this session?   You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on […]

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Why Do They Believe We Are All Criminals ?

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2015

In New Hampshire, only criminals get to carry concealed firearms without permission, giving them a significant force advantage over women, the elderly, the handicapped, gays, minorities, everyone. Given this advantage, if they were going to testify at a hearing on Constitutional carry–there happens to be just such a hearing this Thursday–would the criminal encourage equality […]

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School Board Tyranny Part II

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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We continue our discussion about holding elected boards accountable with Ken Eyring and Tom Murray. In Part II we dig deeper into the background on Cenergistic, and the events at the meeting that promoted the board to call the police on a taxpayer who objected to a vote on a no-bid contract without any public […]

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Where Is The Media Coverage of The Windham NH School Board?

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2015
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When the Windham School Board voted to”ban” dodge-ball over concerns of bullying two years ago it made state-wide and national news.  When the Windham School board bullied a resident (and even called the police) to prevent objection to their rushed vote on a sketchy no-bid contract for $577,000.00 dollars, nothing? New Hampshire’s Old-Man-Media-Mountain is not […]

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An Act Authorizing Individuals and Certain Businesses to Purchase Health Insurance From Out-of-State Companies.

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2015
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HB128 This bill authorizes individuals and certain businesses to purchase health insurance from out-of-state insurance companies. The bill grants rulemaking authority to the insurance commissioner for the purposes of the bill. Wednesday, JANUARY 14 COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB 2:00 p.m. HB 128, authorizing individuals and certain businesses to purchase health insurance from […]

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Darlene Pawlik – Right To Life Update

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2015
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Darlene Pawlik is back for the GT RTL Update.  We talk about the March for Life this coming Saturday (with featured speaker Catherine Adair).  We also touch on health standards, government sanctioned murder of people, pocket-picking Planned Parenthood, and discuss the current state of life issues as well as some likely legislation for the coming […]

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Max Abramson Part II

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2015

We continue our Discussion with Max on events in the New Hampshire House, his qualifications to sit on the Criminal Justice committee he was removed from, and cover several other cases he has followed that show examples of why we need to consider serious reforms to New Hampshire’s criminal justice system. If you’d like to […]

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Bishop Asks Queen to Take From Pawns

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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Bishop Peter A. Libasci, Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire took to the pages of the Concord Monitor yesterday to appeal to Governor Hassan and the NH State legislatures “better nature” on the matter of the budget.   The opening paragraph frames the context.  It is again time for a new state budget.  How will […]

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How Much Capitulation is Enough?

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2015
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Social media runneth over with discussion on the matter of Democrat elected Speaker Jasper (R- Hudson) and yes, the importance of getting along to get ahead.  Getting things done.  The need to accept things as they are is more important than sticking to principle–if sticking to principles rocks the boat. Without burdening you with a […]

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Does Chairman Ray Buckley Even Know He Is A Racist?

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2015
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New Hampshire Democrat chair Raymond Buckley supports raises for public union employees regardless of the state of the economy.  He has never once complained nor concerned himself (to my knowledge) about Congressional raises under Democrat majorities.  But now he is appalled at the idea that Republicans in the US Senate opposed a minimum wage increase […]

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Senator Watters protests police with Communist-loving Missouri lawmaker

by Kimberly Morin January 3, 2015

NH Senator David Watters (Democrat from District 4) took a trip to Washington D.C. recently for a Planned Parenthood legislative session.  He proudly posted a photo of his little trip to visit with the young teen abusing organization on Twitter.  While Watters was in D.C. he also decided to partake in a ‘Die-In’ to protest […]

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NH Democrats make fools of themselves demanding this Republican resign

by Kimberly Morin January 1, 2015

On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Democrat Party released a statement demanding Representative Frank Guinta call for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to resign. Why? Apparently 12 years ago, Scalise spoke at a gathering of a group that had ties to a white supremacist group. Scalise admitted he spoke at the gathering but didn’t realize […]

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Why Haven’t Democrats Accused David Seastrand of Campus Rape?

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2014
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“Former Police Chief David Seastrand has cost the town of New London, New Hampshire a $70,000.00 dollar settlement of a civil suit, after he tried to get a Colby-Sawyer College coed to let him take nude pictures of her in exchange for dropping criminal charges he probably made up in the first place. The Democrat […]

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DMV License Plate Policy Will Get Reviewed

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2014

Wednesday I had some fun with the NH DMV over their giving advance notice to Portsmouth business owner David Adams about his BEERBUS vanity plate.  The DMV told him it would not be renewed because it promotes intoxicants, but NH has giant signs all over the state promoting state liquor stores. Well it looks like […]

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“Accountability” Has A Shelf-Life In Carroll County

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2014
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Ed Comeau has his eye on the Country delegation in Carroll County, and its commissioners.  Skip recently explored Ed’s Right To Know suit and the refusal of two Carroll County Commissioners to be seated if they are not protected from Right to Know Lawsuits. Democrat Denny Miller, and Republican David Babson, are seeking a taxpayer […]

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One Year Ago Tonight – DuckGate!

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2014
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One year ago today, David ‘Duck-Slayer’ Campbell had a few drinks at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, ran over some resident water fowl in his BMW, and then parked his car and fled the scene on foot to his law office across the way.  There he sought assistance from then Nashua Police Commissioner Thomas […]

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NH Democrats have ‘Firearm Derangement Syndrome’

by Kimberly Morin December 22, 2014

Yesterday Seacoastonline posted a story about Democrats in New Hampshire who insist on pushing more gun control next legislative session. This is despite New Hampshire being the “Safest State in America” as well as being rated the state with the “Best Quality of Life” by the OECD for having the lowest crime rate in the […]

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GrokTALK! A RINO Deal With Democrats

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2014
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NH House Rep Guy Comtois reviews the events leading up to RINO Shawn Jasper colluding with Democrats to get himself elected speaker of the House, how Democrat elected speaker Jasper gave Democrats more respect than Republicans when it came to choosing their own majority leader, the dynamics of the deal making, opposition to it, efforts […]

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Make Democrats Dance For Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald December 21, 2014
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How would you like to take this news… House Republicans are also likely to try to modify the state’s Medicaid expansion plan, through legislation or the budget process. The plan ends in 2016 if lawmakers don’t reauthorize it. Hassan has said she’ll veto any proposal to end the law, and Democratic House Minority Leader Steve […]

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Massachusetts To Pay $1.24 Million on Abortion Buffer Zone Case. Is NH At Risk!?

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2014
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This week the state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay Eleanor McCullen’s attorneys fees in the sum of $1,241,567 and change. McCullen challenged the Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone bill, taking the case all the way to the US Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court overturned  the Massachusetts law by a unanimous 9-0 decision. This […]

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GrokTALK! Republicans Anonymous

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the Bloggers from GraniteGrok.com are the guests as we explore the Conservatarian verses Establishment Republican throw-down nationally and in New Hampshire. And we announce our commitment to be the tip of the spear for those Republicans who’ve had enough of the GOP’s capitulation to media narratives and their support for the progressive agenda […]

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GrokTALK! – Groksters Assemble – Live Streaming

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the bloggers from GraniteGrok.com crowd the studio to talk about the upcoming legislative session, girding, arming, and preparing to double down on principles as we face off against a Democrat elected speaker in Republican clothing. 9am to 11am EST. Watch for twitter updates with the hashtag #GrokTALK If you don’t see it here, […]

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GrokTALK! Groksters Assemble!

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2014
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This week we crowd the studio with bloggers and activists from GraniteGrok.com to talk about local, national, local, and maybe even some local issues if we aren’t too busy talking about….local issues. We’re preparing for the target rich environment of the next New Hampshire legislative session with Susan Olsen, Scott Morales, Jane Cormier, Skip Murphy, […]

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Democrats already whining about the Speaker THEY elected

by Kimberly Morin December 11, 2014

Newly elected NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper announced his Chairs and Vice Chairs for Committees today.  Before they were all announced, former New Hampshire Democrat Party Chair Kathy Sullivan was whining that it was a ‘boys club’.  This is beyond amusing since it was DEMOCRATS who elected Jasper.  The majority of Republicans did not  vote […]

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NH Suprme Court Rules on Pension System

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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The bigger court news (as opposed to my previous post) is today’s decision in every union v. New Hampshire or (2013-0669, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire & a. v. State of New Hampshire & a.) regarding the desire to ask public employees to pay more of their own retirement benefits.  On appeal, the State […]

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GrokTALK! with James O’Keefe – Part II

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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In part II with James O’Keefe we focus on one of the biggest issues preventing citizens from becoming activists or getting involved with activists; getting past the fear and intimidation of being attacked by opponents, politicians, and the media. You can listen to Part I here. Listen to the entire podcast here! Follow us on […]

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Welcome to Cramalot

by Ed Naile December 7, 2014

Starting in October a small liberal paper in Milford began questioning The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers articles about interstate vote thief Jared Steven Cram, a lawyer who lives in Philadelphia Pa. and who votes in both states to maximize his vote value. That is something real NH voters can not do legally. See RSA […]

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