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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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Primary Turnout Report From Merrimack NH

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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I just did my civic duty and exercised my right to vote. While I was there I spoke to a dozen candidates, activists, friends, folks out in the sun holding totems and shaking hands.  The first obvious question is how is the turnout?  The answers were “Lousy.”  “Low.”  “Pathetic.” Merrimack is a large, Republican town.  […]

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28,000 Reasons Why Chuck Morse Is A Dumb Ass

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2014
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Chuck Morse and the NH Senate Republican Majority PAC has now spent nearly $28,000.00 dollars to protect incumbent progressive Republican State Senators Nancy Stiles and David Boutin in a GOP primary. I bet that is more than all the grassroots Republicans State Senate candidates have spent so far, combined.  And what for?  Two stale cones […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 30th, 2014 with Maureen Mooney

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2014
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Maureen Mooney is also running for the NH State Senate. Maureen joins us to talk about New Hampshire’s political proprieties her qualifications for her office of NH State Senator, extensive background on her time as a House rep from Merrimack, the towns in the Senate district she is competing for, her campaign to date, as […]

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Dear Gary Lambert, Bad Idea to Accuse NHFC of Lying – On the Air.

by JR Hoell September 4, 2014

Dear Gary Lambert, Bad Idea to accuse NHFC of lying on the air. The data is available regarding your record while in the NH State Senate. This has been provided to all that have asked about wanting references regarding our statements. 5 of the 6 good gun bills died in the Senate that year. The […]

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SEIU Endorsed Republicans For NH State Senate

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2014
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The SEIU has a reputation.  Mean, ranting, left-wing, all-Obama, and did we mention left-wing?  The NH-SEA (SEIU) is the big government union around New Hampshire and their leadership whiles away their time and effort keeping Democrats in power.  Spending always goes up and your taxes with them. If you want less money in your pocket […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 30th, 2014 Segment One

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2014
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This weeks segment one free-for-all touches on Ann Kuster, Maggie Hassan, The Coffee party, RINO’s, Senate Majority PAC’s, Stiles and Boutins, Fergy, The GOP Brand, The Wave, the  “small dog” Skip ‘Lost,’ Unity, and that’s just the first half of the segment. There’s more… You Can Also Listen or Download This Segment Here. The segment […]

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Why Do Left Wing Union Bosses Love Michael McCarthy?

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2014
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The IBEW’s leadership tried to give our left wing Governor, Maggie Hassan, 25,000.00 dollars so you’d be right to ask what their interest is in a Republican candidate for the NH State Senate.  That same union officials have given Republican State Senate Candidate Michael McCarthy (Dist 12) $2500.00 dollars so far.  And they are not […]

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Stiles “Takes The Lead” in Advancing the Liberal Democrat Agenda

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2014
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Nancy Stiles has another mailer out, in which she is sold as a leader who is tough on Liberal Democrats.  (I almost spit my coffee out I laughed so hard.) The mailer obviously says things Republicans would like to hear from or about a candidate but all of that pales next to the one thing […]

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No Grok TALK! This week.

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2014
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Circumstances made doing the show this week difficult so we decided to take the week off. Next week, we will be back with Aaron Day, Maureen Mooney, and Dan Dwyer

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Budget Writers Did Not Anticipate…

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Budget writers did not anticipate…human nature, actually.  They never do.   The Democrat parties top-down, centrally-planned utopia completely ignores human nature, which is why Conservatives get so aggravated with Democrats and then Republicans who play along (whether they have bought in or given up). From Skip’s post last night on unexpected budget issues relating to Medicare […]

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Woodstock Laughingstock

by Tom August 14, 2014

This is one beer that I know I will never, ever buy again.  I never drank much of it in the first place – and I won’t again.  I also encourage anyone with a drop of conservative blood in their body to stop buying it and to pass the word along to others. The apparent […]

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Democrats Running As Republicans In Goffstown, NH

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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Democrats are running as Republicans in Goffstown, NH.  The Town committee knows it.  The Hillsborough County Republican Committee knows it.  Elected Republicans know it, and some have been vocal about the problem.  But no one in Republican party leadership seems willing or able to do anything about it. This is an ongoing problem in Goffstown, […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014 with Brendan Kelly

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Brendan Kelly.  Brendan calls in to discuss his primary race to challenge Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire Congressional District One.   We talk candidates, issues, how the press doesn’t take his campaign seriously, and  a lot more… Audio – 30 Min – Brendan Kelly – Candidate NH CD-1 You Can Also […]

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Yet Another False Prophet – Steve Hattamer

by Tom July 30, 2014

When is this insanity going to end?  We find ourselves with yet another New Hampshire Republican office seeker who has donated sums of money to Democrats, buttering both sides of his bread. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, donating a ton of money to homesteader-RINOs like Charlie Bass and John McCain, […]

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Cell Phone Ban Nothing More Than An Arbitrary Tax – New Evidence Confirms

by Steve MacDonald July 27, 2014
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Let’s assume for a moment that the members of the NH Legislature that voted for HB 1360 (Restricting the use of cell phones in motor vehicles) are almost, but not quite as smart as they think they are. Even under these more than gracious circumstances, voting to ask law enforcement to randomly fine people in […]

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GrokTALK! July 19th 2014 with Jack Kimball

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Jack Kimball.  Jack is an NH activist, founder of the Granite State Patriots PAC, formercandidate for governor, and has been elected as the NHGOP State party Chair.  Today he joins us in his current capacity as the campaign manager for Senator Bob Smith. We talk about the campaign, how Jack […]

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Let By Laws Be By Laws…

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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Nothing starts a conversation like a blog that questions the appropriateness of “party leaders” names appearing on mailers paid for by one candidate in a primary of several.  Maybe not? In this case it was necessary. And, to play into my lede, there was a good deal of conversation at the link above and over […]

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Yes, A Push Poll Would BE Illegal

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2014

File under ‘Nuance.’ Rumor has it the Lambert campaign may have taken issue with my calling their poll a push poll, twice.  Or was it three times?  A push poll would be illegal. If it were to go to court, they might have a case, but quite often it is a matter of envelopes being […]

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