New Hampshire House

Just going to leave this here…

by Ellen Kolb December 11, 2016

The man who was just elected New Hampshire Speaker of the House on the first ballot with 214 votes is fretting about a “shadow caucus.” See John DiStaso’s WMUR post.

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Where’s your 10-20%?

by Ellen Kolb December 7, 2016

Rep. Shawn Jasper is Speaker for a second term. He and Democrat Steve Shurtleff were the only nominees on the one and only ballot, with Jasper prevailing 214-165 before Shurtleff called for acclamation. Eight votes were scattered among other candidates. That accounts for all the reps present. Whatever divisions marked the GOP caucus last week […]

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Jasper to seek another term as Speaker

by Ellen Kolb September 19, 2016

No shock here, but Speaker Jasper will make it official tomorrow. From WMUR’s John DiStaso: @NHSpeaker of the House Shawn Jasper confirms he’ll announce a second run for Speaker at presser tomorrow 930 a.m. #nhpolitics#WMUR .@NHSpeaker of the House Shawn Jasper confirms he'll announce a second run for Speaker at presser tomorrow 930 a.m. #nhpolitics […]

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House Rules

by Tom January 6, 2015

Why is it that, in New Hampshire, towns are prohibited from establishing “no firearms” policies at selectmen and school board meetings, and in their public town facilities? And why is it that, as long as you adhere to New Hampshire State law, you are, in fact technically allowed to carry a concealed firearm within 1000 feet […]

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Shawn Jasper – “Unfortunately, There Are Those Looking To Distort and Distend The Story…”

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2015
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Republican Rep Al Baldasaro has a bad hip, and speaks at the well often, so he always requests an aisle seat on the House Floor so he can get to the podium to speak with less discomfort to himself or to others;  Democrat elected House Speaker Shawn Jasper assigned him a seat in the middle […]

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Moments of Supreme Irony

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2014
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(Breitbart) In a moment of supreme irony, Michael Mann, the climatologist who constructed the now debunked hockey stick graph designed to make the case for global warming, has today delivered a lecture on “professional ethics for climate scientists”, Watts Up With That has reported.   In another supreme irony Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper, the […]

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Breaking News – Republicans Nominate Bill O’Brien for Speaker of the NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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Bill O’Brien  has been nominated by the Republican majority to be speaker of the NH House. Congratulations to Bill O’Brien. The question now?  Does Chandler’s unifying “power” unite them all behind O’Brien?    Do Ayotte, Sununu and company throw support behind the Republican candidate for Speaker of the NH House now that it is not Chandler? […]

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GrokSHOTS! Bill O’Brien for President?

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2014
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Would we support Bill O’Brien for president? GrokShot! Bill O’Brien for President (60 sec) That’s not all we had to say…Click here to Listen to this Weeks program   Listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher. Please Like, Link and Share!

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SB 244 Is Dead

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2014
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I’ve been mighty busy today so thanks to everyone, and there are a few of you, who emailed me to give me the news.  SB 244 is dead. SB 244 was an abomination disguised as a mental health bill, meant to appease the left’s illogical and incoherent hatred of the right to self-defense.  I was […]

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NH House Passes HB1279 – A Bill Prohibiting Indefinite Detention

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2014
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See?  Democrats do know what nullification is for.   So, don’t let them tell you that sort of thing is crazy talk. CONCORD, N.H., February 7, 2014 –  Yesterday, the (Democrat Majority) New Hampshire house approved a bill which deems federal indefinite detention powers unconstitutional, and bans “any activity that aids” the federal government in carrying […]

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Unanimous Consent For Richard “Stretch” Kennedy

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2014

Delivered Jan 29, 2014 by Dan McGuire Madam Speaker and colleagues, former Representative Richard “Stretch” Kennedy sadly passed away two weeks ago.  In preparing this speech I’ve had the great pleasure of reminiscing with some of Stretch’s friends, colleagues, relatives, neighbors, employees and acquaintances.  The same adjectives were mentioned time and time again: unique, larger […]

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by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2013

Democrats are not (NOT)  suggesting that Democrat Dick Patten resign–he is accused of stalking and what amounts to sexual harassment. “A city man has received a temporary stalking order against Rep. Dick Patten, D-Concord, after the man complained Patten allegedly tried to kiss him and was repeatedly calling and texting him, according to the Concord Monitor, […]

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Special Election In Manchester on Tuesday

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2013

SPECIAL ELECTION in Manchester on Tuesday. There will be a phone bank in Concord at the NHGOP office starting at 10am. Please consider helping between committee meetings or when you finish in the afternoon. If you are driving through Manchester, we could use help at the polls. There will be hot beverages and plenty […]

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NH House A Gun Free Zone

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

By a vote of 196 to 153, the New Hampshire House voted to make their little corner of heaven a gun free zone.  Six (r)epublicans voted with the Democrats to ban citizens from carrying firearms in Representatives Hall and the House gallery.   Belknap County – Dennis Fields, Sanborton Carroll County – Karel Crawford, Center […]

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Democrat Terie Norelli Brings Civility To the New Hampshire House?

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

Get a load of this. It is part of a quote from an elected member of the New Hampshire House. “What we can do is make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave.  One way is to pass measures that will restrict freedoms that they […]

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Terie ‘Scrooge’ Norelli – Fires Staffer weeks Before Christmas

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2012

Incoming New Hampshire House speaker Terie Norelli (D- Grinch), is taking heat for her abrupt termination of longtime House receptionist Betty Lichty.  Betty was apparently hired by Norelli back in 2006 and has worn out her usefulness in the position.  Perhaps answering the phone for Speaker O’Brien for two years was more than Terie’s delicate […]

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Un-Un Breaking News: Stacie Laughton Resigns Again

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2012

Convicted Felon and recently elected New Hampshire House Democrat Stacie Marie Laughton has ended the roller-coaster ride since her extensive criminal history was released by the Laconia Sun and resigned…in writing….to the Secretary of State.  (Story went public, she resigned, un-resigned–sort of, then resigned again.) So reports the Union leader. In the same piece (UL Editorial) […]

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Un-Breaking News: Laughton Un-Resigns….Decides to Serve in NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2012

Stacie Laughton has now changed her mind again, and decided that she will accept the House seat won on November 6th, according to an updated article at Earlier this morning we reported that Laughton was planning to step down.  Now she is stepping back up.  Although it is not final.  Laughton is seeking guidance […]

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Breaking News: Laughton Resigns

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2012

The union leader is reporting this morning that newly elected Democrat House member Stacie ‘The Beloved‘ Laughton (Hills Dist 31/Nashua) has decided to resign. Laughton is disappointed, and states that no one asked her to resign, but that she was asked to consider all the things that have been presented. Call me cynical but if […]

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Future New Hampshire House Democrat?

by Steve MacDonald November 27, 2012

Political parties never stop recruiting “qualified” candidates for future races and I think I’ve identified a potential Democrat contender for 2014. Eighteen year-old Tyler Murray of Manchester New Hampshire was recently charged with Fraudulent use of a credit card: Murray is accused of using a credit card belonging to another to purchase $258.58 worth of […]

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Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt Want’s To Be The Next Republican Speaker of the NH House…

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2012

Rumor has it that Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt want’s to be the next Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House……which is a huge problem, because Lee Quandt is not exactly a Republican to begin with. Despite that barrier, and a public opposition to liberty, the scuttlebutt is that RINO Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt still thinks he’d make […]

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Vote – Sould Speaker O’Brien Get a Second Term as NH House Speaker?

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2012

Amherst Patch has an unscientific poll up asking if you think current NH House Speaker William O’Brien should be reelected as Speaker of the House. Vote here

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Remembering Democrat Rule In New Hampshire – Part 1

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2012

In the 2006 Elections Democrats took control of the New Hampshire House for the first time in 95 years (giving them complete control of State government for what would end up being four years).  What happened after that must not be forgotten, for it is the doom of men that they forget. They forget that […]

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New Hampshire Wire Tap Laws and the Wheedling Legislature

by Rick Olson December 30, 2011

“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.” —John Quincy Adams Yesterday, a Union Leader Editorial featured commentary about the flaws of New Hampshire’s Wire Tapping and Eavesdropping laws currently in place. The commentary came on the heels of […]

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Re: Uncomfirmed Rumor Department [Updated] [Updated again.]

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2011

It has come to our attention that the poster boy for New Hampshire RINO’s , Derry( r) Ken Gould, Rockingham Dist 5 has had enough and he aint taking any more.

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How Did Your NH House Republican Rank In 2011?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2011

I’ve culled my reps from the list (Hills 19) below. I’ve also generated a list of the Republican bottom feeders for 2011. These are what we would call RINOs, moderate democrats who could never survive the bullying from the left, or might never get elected if they admitted that they have little or no interest in supporting the Republican party platform.

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Honey Puterbaugh for State Rep

by Tim Condon June 24, 2011

Honey is a solid small government candidate who will do her best to keep the state off your back and out of your face. She will support realistic revenue projections, budgets that address real world needs instead of ideological wants. And as a homeschooler, she supports real choice in education.

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Testimony or Public Comment?

by Rick Olson February 26, 2011

There were a lot of bills heard this week in Concord…. And there was much public comment that followed… Portions of which were outright lies and confabulation. To support, or not support the legislation at hand….a particular bill. I nearly always refer to any verbal address to committees as public comment, despite others who call […]

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What Was He Thinking?

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2010

Gene Chandler has been taking a good deal of heat lately.  He deserves it in my opinion.  He knows full well the Democrats will make the same hay over the trumped up corn roast scandal, just like they did back then.  That means if he wins he’s on the defensive every single day instead of […]

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Can Gene Chandler Salvage The Liberal Agenda?

by Steve MacDonald November 10, 2010

Provocative title, yes?  Well before you complain about it ask yourself a question.  Why does Dean "Bob" Barker, and the leftistas prefer Chandler over O’Brien?  "That the Dems, if unified, can play a role in preventing him [O’Brien]from being House Speaker, is good news. Dean is part and parcel to the entire Buckley/Sullivan progressive fringe […]

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