New Hampshire

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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Berlin NH Cops Want a ‘Batmobile’ but This Isn’t Gotham City

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015
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Berlin, New Hampshire has approved the filing of a grant application for $277,534 ish dollars of someone else’s money.  The plunder is for a Bearcat armored assault vehicle. They have not approved the purchase yet but oh yeah, the ‘boys’ want their own Batmobile. But what will the tourists think? Remember when we had to […]

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Alton NH Taxpayer Arrested During Public Input (Update- Video Added)

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2015
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The Town of Alton must be reading memos and emails from the Timberlane, Gilford, and Windham School districts. The board of selectman, during public comment, had a taxpayer arrested on the grounds that he had violated their recently enacted policy–enacted to shut people up.  In this case the taxpayer was arrested for disorderly conduct (no […]

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Greg Moore – Governor Hassan’s Budget Priorities

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2015
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Greg Moore from Americans For Prosperity – NH comes on to talk about NH Gov. Maggie Hassan’s just released budget and why it has the wrong priorities.    Listen to the entire Podcast 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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Gilford NH School District Accused of Illegally Wire-tapping Students

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2015
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Josh Youssef and Billy Baer join us to discuss how the Gilford School district has been illegally wire-tapping students on district school buses for years without providing proper notification to parents or students as required by law.  Listen to the entire Podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …And take us with […]

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Good Intentions and Bad Bills

by Tom February 8, 2015

Guest post by Michelle Levell. On the surface, SB 157 is reasonable. It would require a civics test as a condition for high school graduation. Many liberty and conservative leaning people would agree that our students should know the US Constitution and NH Constitution. However, the issue is more complicated than good intentions. Although the […]

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School board intimidation in New Hampshire calls for motivated response

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena Many modern-day elected officials view public input as a burden and increasingly act to limit or even discourage the practice through intimidation.  In New Hampshire that is never more evident than when the public attempts to engage with their local school board. Keep Reading

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Honor the True New Hampshire Hero

by Tom February 2, 2015

Last week, in Concord, a hearing took place for HB 119, a bill “establishing the John G. Winant Memorial Commission”. The primary sponsors of this bill are very liberal Democrats Rep. Steven Shurtleff (House minority leader) and Senator Lou D’Allessandro. The purpose of this bill is to “oversee the location, design, construction, and maintenance of […]

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Is Granite State Progress Paid to Advocate for Criminals?

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2015
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Zandra Rice Hawkins is — what did I call her –just another paid progressive lobbyist hiding in the issue-advocacy bunker and a full-time Democrat party operative.  All she knows is the party narrative.  How else could she have embarrassed herself so badly in front of so many people at the SB 116 hearing on Thursday? […]

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New Hampshire’s overwhelming support for ‘Constitutional Carry’

by Kimberly Morin January 30, 2015

Yesterday was the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 116. A bill that makes getting a pistol license optional, allowing legal gun owners to concealed carry without having to go through the license process. There was 4.5 hours of testimony throughout the day. Only four people stood in opposition to the bill and three of them […]

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Hassan Cuts Nursing Home Budget While Dishing Out Cash To Planned Parenthood

by Jane4NH January 27, 2015

The UL had an article recently on HHS taking $7 million away from nursing homes. This is $7,000,000.00 million that was approved in the 2014-2015 budget but that HHS had gone over in other areas. NH should protect life in all of its stages and regardless of the condition. People whose medical condition require nursing […]

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January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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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
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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
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On January 22, I reported on h 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
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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
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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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