New Hampshire

NH Ballot Selfie Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2016

Back in 2014, Democrat New Hampshire House Rep. Timmy Horrigan sponsored a change to election law that would make it illegal to share a picture of your completed ballot online. It passed 156 to 121 (135 Democrats and 21 Republicans favored the change), and Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan Signed it into law. The First Circuit Court of […]

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NH Democrats change dinner to honor a womanizer and accused rapist

by Kimberly Morin September 27, 2016

Yesterday it was reported by NHPR that the New Hampshire Democrat Party has decided to change the name of their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Apparently they decided to change the name due to controversy about slavery. But who did Democrats decide to honor instead? John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. A womanizer and a man accused […]

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Did Rochester, NH Taxpayers Pay for This Too?

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2016
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On September 10th, Rochester, New Hampshire had a Gay Pride Parade. We shared a report thanks to Kathy Dunton that the Mayor had allocated city resources to swap American flags along the parade route with Gay Pride flags. According to sources, the city had no intention of trading them back for the 15th anniversary of 9/11 […]

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Jim Splaine and RSA 91-A – again. Portsmouth – We have a problem

by Ed Naile September 15, 2016

Assistant Mayor of Portsmouth, NH, Jim Splaine, is in a self-created Right to Know jam. As an advocate for openness in government for as long as New Hampshire has taken the issue seriously, he should know the ropes as well as anyone. Here goes my take on the situation. I have a few years of […]

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Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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Press Release _________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release – September 13, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) highlighted today’s release of August unemployment data showing the eighth straight month of major job gains […]

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Edelblut for Governor

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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I’ve already, technically, endorsed Frank Edelblut as a member of the 603 Alliance Steering Committee, but I never made any formal declaration on GraniteGrok. This is my personal endorsement of Frank Edelblut for Governor. It is my opinion that the other primary candidates are far too cozy with the establishment money and the Party Pimps who […]

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Sen. Ayotte’s Republican Primary Challenger

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2016
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Jim Rubens is challenging sitting RINO Sen. Kelly Ayotte. He took a few minutes after a debate with the Senator to speak with me about local and national issues. *Originally recorded for this week’s podcast but I didn’t have room to squeeze it into the final product. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative […]

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Rochester NH Mayor Uses City Resources To Swap American Flags for Gay Pride Flags

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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Mayor Caroline McCarley, through the Mayoral equivalent of an executive order, had the buildings department remove all the American flags hanging from light posts in town and replace them with Gay Pride (Rainbow) flags. There is a gay pride parade in Rochester, New Hampshire this weekend, the same weekend as the 15th anniversary of 9/11, […]

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NH Gubernatorial Debates – A circus with plenty of clowns

by Kimberly Morin September 7, 2016

Last night WMUR held two gubernatorial debates – one between the Republican candidates and one between the Democrat candidates. In each debate it seemed some candidates were trying to out-progressive (Democrats) or out-conservative (Republicans) each other.

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Landing in Hudson, NH Mailboxes Now…

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2016
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These are showing up in the mailboxes of Hudson, New Hampshire voters. AFP-NH has people door hanging Democrat Elected House Speaker (r) Shawn Jasper’s district as well. Hudson voters have an opportunity to protect New Hampshire from this turncoat progressive shill next Tuesday. Please take that opportunity seriously.

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Tourism Up – I Blame Global Warming

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2016
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From DoubleYouEmYouArr MANCHESTER, N.H. —Tourism officials in New Hampshire said the long holiday weekend may have been the busiest Labor Day weekend ever in the state. An estimated 620,000 visitors passed through the Granite State over the three-day weekend. That was a 5 percent increase over 2015. Record whatever is always caused by Global Warming. Everyone […]

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Waterloo Valley

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2016
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In part II of our look at Waterville Valley and Candidate Chris Sununu, Susan Olsen provides in-depth details and reporting that could affect his showing in next week’s Republican primary. (Audio 27 m 12s) Download this segment – Full Podcast

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Moosepocalypse

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2016
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So, I’m reading a column from the Keene Sentinel about New Hampshire’s Moose population. The premise is that if nothing changes there will be no Moose in New Hampshire by 2045. I’m trying to keep an open mind but the narrative strains credibility. Warmer springs and autumns create better conditions for ticks who have a detrimental […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Economic Freedom

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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What is economic freedom and what is the best way to talk about it with voters? Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire tries to answer these questions during his presentation at The 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. 603Alliance

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Waterville Valley: Chris Sununu’s lies, Islamic ties and business failure

by Kimberly Morin August 29, 2016

Last week, Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader shared a story from Politico Pro that pointed out Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu’s lie about Waterville Valley only having local investors. Sununu made the claim about having only local investors back in 2010 when he purchased the resort. Sununu often talked about local control and even […]

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EPA Drops Climate Cult ‘Pamphlets’ on Every State, Including Yours

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2016
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The EPA has taken some of that money they took from you to produce ‘Fact Sheets’ on climate change and its impact on your state. EPA isn’t trying to be funny but I challenge you to read this without laughing. It’s ridiculous. But it was never meant to be serious science. Its purpose is to enable […]

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Carol Shea-Porter will choose failed government over her constituents

by Kimberly Morin August 27, 2016

On Tuesday, Max Sullivan from Seacoast Online reported that Carol Shea-Porter, a failed Democrat candidate for the 1st Congressional District, believes government is the solution. Shea-Porter is the former 1st Congressional District Representative who lost her seat in 2014 to Republican Representative Frank Guinta. One of the reasons Shea-Porter lost her seat was because of […]

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Frank Edelblut for Governor: The only candidate who walks the walk

by Kimberly Morin August 26, 2016

  Recently NH1 News reported that Frank Edelblut has released his first ad in the Republican primary gubernatorial race. Edelblut is currently a New Hampshire State Representative from Wilton. Edelblut is one of four candidates running in the Republican primary. He is the only candidate who has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and […]

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Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms

by Kimberly Morin August 25, 2016

On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, […]

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Maggie Hassan patronizes and demeans Granite State women

by Kimberly Morin August 24, 2016

Maggie Hassan sent a press release that attempts to highlight her “Priorities for Women and Families” before Women’s Equality Day on Friday. Hassan makes her usual false claims that she’s essentially been making year after year after year. She never does follow through and she continues to patronize women and demean them by treating them […]

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Medical Marijuana users in NH lose 2nd Amendment Rights

by Kimberly Morin August 15, 2016
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On Thursday the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it will not consider marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes at the federal level. Although there have beennumerous studies that show marijuana to be helpful for certain medical diseases and issues, the Federal Department of Agriculture has not agreed with these studies and therefore will […]

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‘Balsams Boondoggle’ balloons to $40 million in taxpayer-backed funding

by Kimberly Morin August 11, 2016

On Friday it was reported by New England Ski Industry that the amount of taxpayer-backed funding now being requested by Les Otten for the Balsams’ “renovation” is $40 million rather than the original $28 million. This on the heels of a report that Otten hasn’t even requested the proper permits to even begin working on […]

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Judge rules in favor of Mike Gill and Aaron Day: Denies ‘gag order’ request

by Kimberly Morin August 9, 2016

On Friday a Rockingham County Court Judge ruled in favor of Mike Gill and Aaron Day on a portion of the defamation lawsuit brought against them by businessmen Dick Anagnost, Andrew Crews and William Greiner. The suit was brought back in April due to signs placed on a Manchester billboard that accuse the men of […]

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The truth about Mayor Ted Gatsas and Common Core in Manchester

by Kimberly Morin August 4, 2016

On Sunday, Mayor Ted Gatsas gave a stump speech at the Rockingham County Republican Committee candidate forum. In his speech he once again made claims about his record on Common Core that aren’t true and what he claims he will do in the future.

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NH Republican Gubernatorial Debate in Digestible Bits

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2016
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A few weeks back the Windham GOP held a debate. We posted their video here, and I promised to break up the audio from that recording into digestible bits for your casual consumption. Hour one broke down into five segments. I have edited (shortened) the audio down to the questions and answers. Applause volume has been reduced […]

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NH Getting 495 Refugees, Some from Iraq and Syria

by Steve MacDonald July 27, 2016
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From Ann Corcoran at Refugee Resettlement Watch. (Emphasis in original.) According to figures provided by Seebart, the predominant countries of origin for the projected new arrivals for both Ascentria Community Services (formerly Lutheran Social Services) and the International Institute of New Hampshire (IINH) are Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Iraq. […]

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Is NH’s Hands-Free Law Working?

by Steve MacDonald July 27, 2016
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A day before the one-year anniversary of the “Hands-Free Law” the NH Union Leader reported an increase in collisions and deaths on New Hampshire roads. Three days later the Nashua Telegraph posted a report titled “NH sees fewer road deaths since law took effect in 2015.” The Hands-Free law prohibits the handling of portable electronic devices by […]

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Don’t Like NH’s Property Taxes? Then Move to Maine

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2016
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Source: WalletHub This is an Interactive map! Skip took some time to fisk a letter to the Concord Monitor in which someone named John Andrews complains about the high property taxes in New Hampshire. He notes that across the border in Maine, he’d be paying a lot less in property taxes. Skip does a great job […]

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Congressional Candidate Eric Estevez is becoming unhinged

by Kimberly Morin July 18, 2016

For a guy who wants to be the next congressman from New Hampshire’s 2nd district, you’d think he’d be smart enough to know when to stop hammering nails in his own campaign coffin. 

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A Corrupt Republican Supports Hillary Clinton: NH Democrats get all Excited

by Kimberly Morin July 18, 2016

This morning a letter to the editor was published by Republican Elizabeth Tamposi who claimed Hillary Clinton “is the only choice for Republicans.” Well, sure, if you like corruption like Clinton.

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