In 2014 Rick Dowd was a Republican for Democrat Peggy Gilmour

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2018

Peggy Gilmour is a progressive Democrat. She’s very progressive. She worships at all the progressive totems. Speaks the language of the left. She likes more taxes, more regulation, and less local control. In 2014 Nashua Alderman Rick Dowd endorsed Democrat Peggy Gilmour. Dowd was a Republican for Peggy. He supported her instead of an actual Republican, […]

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Dave Boutin Sides with Accused Heroin Trafficker To Attack Primary Opponent

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2018

In a recent mailer, which will take several posts to “depose” State Senate Candidate David Boutin came out smearing Republican Primary opponent Bill Kuch. Boutin claims (see above) that his primary opponent, Bill Kuch, is extreme for voting against Marsy’s law. Hello! Dave? The New Hampshire House voted 284 – 51 against CACR22 (Marsy’s Law). Dave Boutin thinks […]

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There’s a reason why NH ranks much higher than Maine

by Skip August 1, 2018

Reformatted, emphasis mine: “…The compilation data is stunning. In many of the selected reports, Maine lagged far behind New Hampshire for competitiveness for new industry, tax burden, cost of doing business, workforce education, infrastructure, regulatory environment and labor supply. New Hampshire came in, nationally, as the 15th best state in terms of business climate and […]

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J Bartlett: Janus Ruling Saves NH State Employees 1 Million A Year

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2018

New Hampshire’s Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy Reports that based on a Right to Know request the annual calculated savings for State Employees forced to pay agency fees (Post Janus) is over one million dollars. The state collected $37,913.60 per paycheck from these 2,161 non-union employees, diverting an annual total of $1,012,055.83 from their […]

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Rockingham County GOP: NH CD1 Debate, By Question

by Mike July 20, 2018

From Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH – Candidates: Eddie Edwards, Andy Sanborn, Bruce Crochetiere – 7pm on July 11th 2018. Presented question by question:   The opening statements, and just for fun, the lightning round:

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Vol 10

by Tom July 19, 2018

Leftists (Liberals, Democrats) sure are in a tailspin these days.  And it sure is great to see. They pick these whacky, self-proclaimed Socialist bartenders who can’t function though a media interview.  They have issue-du-jour Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), where each day brings a new “critical issue”, worthy (in their minds) of impeaching the President: Helsinki, […]

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We Just Added Transparency to New Hampshire’s Forfeiture Laws

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2018

Back on June 8th, amidst a pile of 75 bills signed by Governor Sununu, was SB 498. An Act requiring an annual report detailing activity related to forfeiture of personal property. This bill requires the attorney general to post an annual report on the department’s website detailing activity related to forfeiture of personal property.

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ICYMI – Jane Cormier with Jack Heath This Morning on NH Today!

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2018

Jane Cormier is a candidate for the New Hampshire Executive Council in District 4. Jane spent a few minutes on the air this morning with Jack Heath on NH Today, as reported here yesterday. If you missed it, here’s the link on WGIR AM 610’s iHeart Radio feed. The link directs you to WGIR on iHeart […]

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Could EverSource State Supreme Court Victory Mean Lower Electric Rates in NH?

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2018

New Hampshire has a resource problem. We’ve too many ax-grinders protesting energy infrastructure projects but you can’t create electricity with those. Not legally. You need something else. Several somethings. But each and every effort to improve energy infrastructure in the Granite State is protested, blocked, or dragged out in court until the developers give up. […]

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Some Voters Are More Equal Than Others

by Ed Naile May 3, 2018

The old “loophole” argument is back at it again when it comes to voter fraud in NH. The “powers that be” who will not prosecute out-of-state voters have determined there is no law mandating a NH driver’s license to vote in NH. That is their current excuse. This simpleton argument has no merit, but it […]

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Maine Democrats Block Effort to Make FGM Illegal

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2018

The New Hampshire legislature passed legislation last week prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation of a minor in the Granite State. Governor Sununu is expected to sign it. Maine’s majority Democrat House decided not to support similar legislation. This week, Maine House Democrats sent a clear message that female genital mutilation (FGM) performed on young girls should not be […]

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If You Like Great Food and Frank Sinatra…

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2018

A few months ago we planned an evening out. Frank Sinatra Night at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem. Get dressed up. Dine on some excellent Italian food (4 courses) and listen to a Frank Sinatra impersonator. What could go wrong? As you’ll likely know by now, I had a heart attack Monday. I came home Thursday. But sitting and […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Special “Pine Tree Riot” Edition 2018

by Tom April 13, 2018

246 years ago today, Hillsborough County royal Sheriff Benjamin Whiting and Deputy John Quigley rode up to South Weare, NH from Hollis, to issue a warrant for the arrest of Ebenezer Mudgett and others, for the crime of cutting trees greater than 12 inches diameter on their own property. They stayed the night at a […]

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Marsy’s Law – When Everyone is a Victim, No One Is

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2018

Nicole Fortune joins me to discuss a proposed amendment to the constitution (CACR22) known as Marsy’s law. A change sold as victims rights that are actually bad for victims, bad for privacy, bad for the accused, but good for government. Listen to find out why. Visit the blog post for this episode to find more ways […]

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Jane Cormier Announces Run for Executive Council District 4

by Op-Ed April 6, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jane Cormier Ph: 603-781-5695 Email: jane4ec@gmail.com Hooksett, NH – The Honorable Jane Cormier, has announced her run for the Executive Council District 4. “The Executive Council provides many important responsibilities to the citizens of New Hampshire, including the oversight and approval of approximately $5.2 billion dollars of the annual […]

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New Hampshire Young Democrats Phone Bank to Protect Voter Fraud

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2018

The New Hampshire Young Democrats Facebook page has a status update seeking help to make phone calls to stop HB1264. They mean to prevent efforts that could stop “out of state students” “from voting in New Hampshire.” These are the same Young Democrats who will not phone bank to end the injustice of high-priced out-of-state […]

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Did Windham’s Dennis Senibaldi violate the state computer crime law?

by Kimberly Morin April 2, 2018

BUMPED: First posted on 3/24/15. Well, it seems that Dennis Senibaldi may have gotten himself into a peck of a place during this past election – and I’m not just talking about the blizzard we got. Our intrepid Kimberly was all over this – and it makes a great reminder of what current School Board […]

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An RSA 91-A Request To the NH Secretary of State

by Ed Naile March 22, 2018

The included documents (below) are my RSA 91-A request for information regarding the efforts the NH Secretary of State uses to keep our taxpayer paid-for Statewide Voter Database free of deficiencies. The Secretary of State’s response is also included (also below). They claim to be exempt from the National Voter Rights Act of 1993 because […]

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Sen. Kevin Avard – Women’s Defense League 2A Rally –

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2018

State Sen. Kevin Avard speaks to the crowd in front of the New Hampshire State House at the 4th Annual Women’s Defense League 2A Rally in Concord New Hampshire. Want more ways to listen? Check out the blog post for this podcast, here.

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Women’s Defense League 2A Rally – Sen. Kevin Avard

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2018

State Sen. Kevin Avard speaks to the crowd in front of the New Hampshire State House at the 4th Annual Women’s Defense League 2A Rally in Concord New Hampshire. Visit WDLNH.org Also Available on Google Play

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Data Point – NH unemployment rate

by Skip March 1, 2018

Reformatted, emphasis mine: The state’s unemployment rate in January stood at 2.6 percent, unchanged from December. That was lower than a year earlier, when the rate was 2.8 percent. There were 727,310 employed residents last month, an increase of 60 from December and 1,770 more than in January 2017, New Hampshire Employment Security reported Tuesday. There were […]

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Data Point – Energy costs for NH are high for a reason!

by Skip November 20, 2017

Looking at both gasoline and electric prices for the 48-contiguous states and weighting each the same shows that Louisiana and Oklahoma have the nation’s lowest prices for these two essential energy staples. Louisiana’s combined gasoline and electricity prices were 37 percent below the national average while Oklahoma enjoyed a discount of 33 percent below the […]

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NH Enters Day Six of Media Blackout on Wasserman Schultz/Imran Awan Story

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2017

Imran Awan is Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Pakistani IT guy. A man implicated in a growing scandal involving several congressional offices, computer equipment, and the data on some damaged hard drives. A man who ran the DNC chairs IT operations out of her congressional House offices, on her payroll until the day after he was arrested […]

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But Chris, if it’s THAT important…

by Skip June 15, 2017

Emphasis mine, reformatted: Sununu presses Trump officials for continued funding of NH programs In a series of meetings with top Trump administration officials on Monday, Gov. Chris Sununu pressed for continued funding of environmental and education programs that are targeted for cuts in the President’s budget, but considered essential for New Hampshire. “ Essential, eh? absolutely […]

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Someone in the NH Senate Got a Phone Call About their Revenue Estimates

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2017

Back on May 17th, the New Hampshire Senate Ways and Means Committee produced revenue estimates $14 million below what the House handed to them. By May 21st, they had changed their mind. In an unusual move, the Senate Ways and Means Committee opted to revisit the revenue estimates for the General and Education Trust Funds […]

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Republicans: formerly the Party of LESSER government. Now, how to tell them from the Dems?

by Skip March 29, 2017

First off, NH: As it currently stands, the budget will exceed $12 billion for the first time ever. The cost of running state government will be about $9,000 for every man, woman, and child in NH. Is your family getting its money’s worth? Can you afford to pay your share? Here are the numbers from the last budget […]

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What Domicile Does One Use For An Unlawful Election At A Postponed Meeting?

by Ed Naile March 25, 2017

I have had the pleasure of watching an attorney from the New Hampshire Municipal Association (aka – Local Government Center) conclude that various annual meetings in NH were lawfully postponed by various moderators because of a snow storm. The NHMA counsel is using RSA 40:4. The NH Secretary of State takes issue with the NHMA […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings (Vol 1)

by Tom March 15, 2017

For a few years, I was a regular, rabid contributor to this blog.  Over the past year or so, for a number of lame reasons, I haven’t been able to make the time to write more than once every few months.  My issue is that I try to make every posting a masterpiece of sociopolitical […]

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SB 47 – A Voter Fraud Clown Car Stopped By – No Thanks

by Ed Naile March 2, 2017

A little bird called me early this morning to let me know about an article regarding voter fraud in the Manchester paper. It is a letter to the editor by two attorneys warning everyone about SB 47, a bill to let Secretary of State Bill Gardner, of all people, handle voter fraud investigations – not […]

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