NH

GrokTALK! – Drive the TEA Party Out?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2014
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GOP leadership gets fingered for playing at RINO King maker in the NH House. Was it all part of a plan to drive the grassroots out of the party? How does that affect elections? Does the establishment even care or are they content to hang on to enough power to horse trade for favors? We’ve […]

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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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NH Supreme Court Rules on Town of Hudson v. IAFF Local 3154

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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H/T to Bob Clegg for posting a link (on Facebook) to an October 28th NH State Supreme Court decision regarding (2013-0690, Appeal of Professional Fire Fighters of Hudson, IAFF Local 3154 ). Hudson stopped voluntarily providing step increases for fire fighters outside a collective bargaining agreement and the Union took issue.  An arbitrator determined that […]

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Cushing pushing to create more victims with gun control

by Kimberly Morin December 9, 2014

Yesterday Reuters announced that State legislators in each of the 50 states have formed the “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” (ASLGVP). In other words, anti-2nd Amendment extremists have formed a coalition, most likely paid for with funds from billionaires with armed security (they haven’t release funders yet), have decided to further push gun […]

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GrokTALK! with Jorge Mesa-Tejada

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2014
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Jorge Mesa-Tejada shares a tale of growing public education tyranny in a local school district.  The new Super, Earl Metzler (We’ve dubbed him the Earl of Metzler) has adopted an Obamaesque approach to rule and doesn’t seem to care what statue or charter say otherwise. We also discuss this growing trend as well as the […]

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NH House Speaker’s Race Has “Sununu Disaster” Written All over It.

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2014
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New Hampshire establishment Republicans hew to one principle and only one.  How do we keep the DC money spigot open and how do we keep the first in the nation primary. (Is that two principles?)  Nothing else matters to them.  They will abandon their platform, its principles, and any candidate that dares espouse them, for […]

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Shawn Jasper Must Want Stephen Shurtleff To Be Speaker

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2014
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Yes, a lot of Democrats probably are telling Republican Shawn Jasper that they will “vote for him” for speaker.  But they wont. Democrats are not going to vote for Shawn Jasper because he has no chance of winning and his mere presence in the race gives them hope… Why? Jasper watering down the Republican vote […]

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Just Goes To Show, Sneaky, Doesn’t Always mean SMART

by Ed Naile December 2, 2014

Just to show why they call the Republican Party “The Stupid Party” I enter the name of one of NH’s most fame-ass House Republicans, Shawn Jasper. He has an insatiable appetite for doing small, nasty things. This time he is consorting with Democrats to throw a Popsicle stick into the gears of the Republican Speaker […]

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Shawn Jasper’s Rotten Fruit

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2014
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If the rumors are true Hudson NH House Rep Shawn Jasper is plotting with Democrats to get a progressive elected Speaker of the NH House instead of the guy his own caucus chose. What typically happens, when someone does something like this, is that bloggers who do not have to worry about political capital or […]

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NH Media Still Not Reporting Local Democrat Connections to Accused Pederast

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2014
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Just to keep you up to date on the story, limousine liberal Terry Bean (accused of sexual assault of a minor and closely connected to NH party chair Ray Buckley and the national Democrat party) has taken a voluntary leave as a board member of the Human Rights Campaign (according to the Oregonian – registration […]

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Body Cams for State Troopers, Interim Study Result:

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2014
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Yes, please. HB 1575-FN-A, requiring state police to wear a camera when interacting with the public. RECOMMENDED FOR FUTURE LEGISLATION The committee believes this is a good bill because cameras are increasingly in use by police officers in New Hampshire and across the country. This is a “win-win” bill because it protects the public against […]

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Finally, Some NH Election Sanity…

by Ed Naile November 10, 2014

Congratulations to Illinois resident, and Dartmouth student, Mick Wopinski!! He is the new Grafton County Register of Probate. Other out of state students wrote in Mick’s name and there you have it. Obviously, someone like me who lives in Hillsborough County , NH couldn’t be elected to this esteemed position. That would be illegal. Good […]

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Merrimack NH – All Our House Seats Are Republican Again

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2014
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We had one Democrat in the NH House from Merrimack, who managed to get in on Obama’s 2012 coat tails…or something.  This year she got smoked.  In fact, the entire Democrat ticket in Merrimack got smoked. Get rid of Union RINO Kathy Stroud in the primary- Check! Get rid of left-wing rubber-stamp Democrat Grady–Check! I […]

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Candidate Interviews – GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald November 3, 2014
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Sorry about the images of me…I’d just assume those did not show up when I embed iHeart audio, but there it is. What I’d like you to focus on is the candidates we talked to.  In the past few weeks we’ve had a lot of candidates telling us what needs doing in New Hampshire and […]

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Democrat “Dorm Hangers” At Plymouth State

by Steve MacDonald November 3, 2014
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These are reported to be stuck on doors at dorms in Plymouth State in Plymouth NH.  And yes…if you follow the link, you get the bus pick-up location for the Hopey-changey Obama bus to the polls from major NH campuses.  College Republicans need to get cameras on the bus with a camera…hint hint. NH Forward […]

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Jared Cram – Caught In The Act

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2014
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Remember double voter Jared Cram?   You can refresh your memory here, here, or here.  We now have some physical evidence that he was in NH to go along with the electoral evidence. That’s him, crammed into that big jacket wearing white mittens, smiling like a used car salesman.   I think Jared is about to […]

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GrokTALK! November 1st, 2014 Pete Ingemi, Darlene Pawlik, and Emily O’Neil

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2014
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This Week – Why a local reporter made national news, Radio host Pete Ingemi updates us on elections in Massachusetts, Darlene Pawlik from New Hampshire right to life shares her story, and candidate Emily O’Neil talks about real feminism, not the progressive plantation variety. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us […]

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Democrat Lies About NH and The Budget

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2014
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Great letter by Fred Rice c/o Tim Condon at “Why New Hampshire?” There have been several recent specific instances of Democrats in Hampton lying and distorting facts. It’s easy to tell that they are coordinating their lies, since they all use the same targets, the same language and the same inaccurate figures and claims. And […]

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Walt Havenstein Flip Flops on NH Medicaid Expansion Veto

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2014
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Update [ by Skip] : Originally posted 8/19/14.  I won’t accept it from Dems so I CERTAINLY am not going to accept from a Republican, so I have bumped this post as well.  Steve rightly comments on the flip-flop ******************* Walt Havenstein is confused. On WMUR’s Close Up this past weekend, with regard to Medicaid […]

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Sam Wang Promises To Eat A Bug

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2014
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Tempting… People. Please. If Jeanne Shaheen (D) loses to Scott Brown (R) in NH-Sen, I promise to eat a bug. — Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) August 22, 2014 Can we pick the bug?

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GrokTALK! With House Candidate Josh Moore

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Josh Moore joins us to talk about his race for the NH House.  We start with unions (he defeated a pro-union Republican in the primary), economy and jobs, School choice, second amendment, favorite committee assignments, Josh’s cable access show, the social value of personal responsibility, and more…   Listen to or Download this segment on […]

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Without The Right To Know What Government Is Doing You Lose Everything

by Ed Naile October 13, 2014

The Manchester Paper has an article about their Freedom of Information request for the names of illegal aliens caught by ICE in NH. They list these fine fellows in the article: 1. Jesus Ascencio-Rodriguez, of Manchester . He stated to ICE officials he entered the U.S. from Mexico illegally without inspection at an unknown location […]

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GrokTALK! with State Senate Candidate Kathy Rago

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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NH State Senate candidate Kathy Rago (District 7) joined us this past week to talk about why she is running, about education and school choice, government spending (and governments true role), the barriers to entry and business/job creation that excessive occupational licensing presents, and a lot more. (30 min)   Listen to or Download the […]

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If YOU Had A Simple Way To Expose Double Voters In NH, Would YOU Do It?

by Ed Naile September 26, 2014

Here is something interesting. In sixteen pages the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is explained in a simple power point style. I gave a copy to NH Secretary of State Bill Gardner today in his office. Since his Manchester paper revelation interview on Wednesday I have been busy putting together a few suggestions for Secretary […]

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MANCHESTER VA TOWN HALL MEETING THURSDAY 9-25-14

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2014
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From Concerned Veterans of America – NH  MANCHESTER VA TOWN HALL MEETING THURSDAY  WHERE: Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. MUST RSVP to Eric Rollins – Public Affairs Officer at eric.rollins@va.gov or (603) 222-5728. Negative responses are appreciated. “In line with Secretary McDonald’s directive, […]

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Sorry – No GrokTALK! Today…

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2014
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My car broke down on the way to the NHCCS event in Concord today, so many apologies for not being able to deliver some GrokTALK! this week. Hopefully we’ll get some content recorded to share with you after the event. And who knows…you may yet see a live stream feed later in the day.

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This Week On GrokTALK! – We’re on Sunday Not Saturday

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2014
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We wont be doing the show on Saturday this week.  Instead, we’ll be at the Grappone Center in Concord, New Hampshire on Sunday for the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies (NHCCS.org) Constitution Day 2014. Seminars, speakers, and plenty of constitutional discussion, all day long.  (I’ll put some kind of podcast together for a planned […]

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Windham NH School Board ‘Eventually’ Accepts Constitutions

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2014
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Someone donated 2800 Constitutions to the Windham public School District but the Windham NH school board didn’t want them at first. @GraniteGrok Windham School Board Vote NO 3-2 on a donation of 2800 U.S. Constitution handbooks for Constitution Day May @Michelle4NH — Bruce Breton (@bbretonwindham) September 17, 2014 At some point later on the board changed […]

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Early Results on NH Primary Night 2014

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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From WMUR Governor    249 of 301 Precincts Reporting    WMUR just called the race for Havenstein Havenstein   56% Hemingway     37% US Senate Race   249 of 301 Precincts Reporting   WMUR has just called the race for Brown Brown      50% Rubens       23% Smith         22% NH CD-1   91 of 113 Precincts Reporting UR has just called the race for Guinta Guinta    49% Innis         41% Kelly           8% […]

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NH Primary GrokPoll Update

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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I’ll be off line for a few hours (Hope to be back by 8:30, 9pm ish, but before I go, here is an update on our Primary GrokPOLL results so far. Governor Hemingway 71% Havenstein 28% NH CD-1 Guinta 52% Innis 30% Kelly 18% NH CD-2 Garcia 64% Lambert 18% Lawrence 18% State Senate Dist […]

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