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GrokTALK! the week of 4/12/2014 – The videos!

by Skip April 13, 2014

Steve has the audio up already here.  Tough week for video – sure, we have it but with all of our guests coming in on the phone, it’s just us Groksters in the room with the only exception of an extended Pre-Show with Chair Ed Naile of the Coalition of NH Taxpayers as yak a […]

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GrokTV: Hemingway for NH Gov: Andrew Hemingway

by Skip January 31, 2014

And of course, there was Andrew Hemingway‘s address to the crowd announcing that he was running and what his reasons were for running: Previous video here.

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GrokTV: Hemingway for NH Gov: Pam Tucker, Jim Luther, and Joe Kenney

by Skip January 31, 2014

At last nite’s event where we livestreamed Andrew Hemingway announcing his run for NH Government, you also saw three other speakers as well (Grokster Steve has posted the audio only here): NH State Representative Pam Tucker Former NH State Senator Jim Luther Former NH State Representative & Senator & US Marine Colonel Joe Kenney (candidate, […]

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Should we be surprised, or honored, that Gov. Hassan’s office is keeping tabs on the ‘Grok?

by Skip January 31, 2013

Well, what can I say other than “Thanks for following we ordinary schlubs at GraniteGrok!”.  I am still happily amazed that folks are interested to read what this lowly blogger has to say; when Doug and I started the ‘Grok, we thought we’d be happy with 5 folks (other than family) reading us each day. […]

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GrokTV: Conservative Republican Candidate Home Event – Kevin Smith

by Skip August 11, 2012

Last nite, Liberty and Freedom activist Barbara Aichinger and her husband Ed opened their home to a number of Candidates that are Conservative as well as championing legislation and actions that protect and enhance Individual Liberty and Freedom.  They are willing to downsize the size and reach of Government, feeling that Government should be the […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 10 – Come to NH but vote like still in MA?

by Skip July 24, 2012

And the last question for Ovide Lamontagne who is running to be the Republican nominee for NH Governor, and the person who asked it was genuinely concerned that the traditional lifestyle and outlook of New Hampshire is changing due to folks moving into NH because of that attracton, but continue to vote as if they […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 9: Position on FRM being re-opened

by Skip July 23, 2012

Complete switch in topic – The FRM financial scandel that took a lot of people in NH to the cleaners.  We hear so much that Government has to regulate more and more and more; what seems to have happened is that the state failed to do anything in the way of regulation at all.   But […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 8: Citizens dealing with State Agencies?

by Skip July 22, 2012

Speaking of Commissioners and department heads, how about the agencies themselves?  Given our foray into Right To Know Requests to the NH Depart. of IT and Depart. of Environmental Services, I figured that I would venture a question / comment for a response: Question 8: GraniteGrok issued RTK requests against DES and DoIT for taxpayer […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 7: Why is the resigned Commissioner of Employment Security still on the payroll?

by Skip July 21, 2012

The next question that the attendees asked of Ovide (after asking if he’d keep Attorney General Delaney on) was a similar one concerning the Commissioner of Employment Security that resigned under a cloud of nepotism and a “bending” of the rules for unemployment insurance afterwards: Question 7: Why is the resigned Commissioner of Employment Security […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 6 – Attorney General Delaney?

by Skip July 20, 2012

Giving the talk of healthcare and the (now settled) Obamacare lawsuit, the question came up about NH Attorney General Delaney, as well as other department heads.  Should they all be replaced? Question 6: Do you anticipate keeping Delaney as the Attorney General?  For all Dept heads? Previous: Ovide’s talk Question 1:  The Speaker has announced […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 4: UN Arms treaty mean US gun control imposed on us?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The folks who attended the home event in Rumney, NH for Ovide Lamontagne (vying to be the Republican nominee for NH Governor) changed the topic to one that is near and dear to many (if not most) New Hampshire-ites: Guns and the ability to possess and use firearms.  Why?  In some cases, like moi, simply […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 4: Pricing and access competition in the medical industry.

by Skip July 18, 2012

The questioners at the Rumney home event held for  Ovide Lamontagne  were not done talking about medicine, Obamacare, and how Ovide Lamontagne would try to address their concerns in this time of medical uncertainty here in NH as he runs to be the net NH Governor.  They are scared of Obamacare, having to outsource decisions […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 3 – Do any tort reforms in the State in order to help us?

by Skip July 17, 2012

The last question was on Obamacare and how to protect NH business owners from it; this question concerns the legal ramifications as well – tort reform.  It is almost obligatory to say that the Democrats are so beholden to the trial lawyers (along with Big Unions, Big Environmentalism, and Wall Street) that their legislation often […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 2 – How protect NH against Obamacare?

by Skip July 16, 2012

Continuing from the last post (Ovide’s speech and the first question), there is another question asked of Ovide.  Sure, Obamacare has now been judged Constitutional but a lot of small business owners are fully concerned of the danger it poses to their viability.  This one was asked by someone, fully cognizant that Obamacare was supposed […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor)

by Skip July 15, 2012

Last nite GraniteGrok was invited to cover a house event for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for the Republican nomination for NH Governor) that was hosted by Jerry Thibodeau of Rumney, NH.  These tend to be small, intimate affairs where the attendees are much more in tune, politically, than most and it showed in the question and […]

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GrokTV Special Interviews – CNHT in review – The “Micros” edition!

by Skip July 12, 2012

Man, am I stacked up on video – apologies for not getting this up earlier from the CNHT Annual Picnic.  While Grokster Steve manned our setup and watched over the live stream and the recording cameras, I snuck out a few times to get a few “micro-interviews”.  So, here they are:    Kevin Smith (Candidate, […]

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GrokTV Event – CNHT in review – The “Governors” edition!

by Skip July 8, 2012

When contemplating all of the videos, and doubtful that folks would want to see a post for each and every one, we’re going to follow a more functional approach.  This post contains all of the folks that spoke for the various candidates for NH Governor on the Republican & Libertarian tickets. Sidenote: strange; I am […]

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CNHT Straw Poll

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2012

Todays annual CNHT Picnic (recorded and live streamed by GraniteGrok) comes complete with candidate speeches and a Straw Poll.  This years results are as follows. Governor Lamontagne 52% Smith 29% Babiarz 18% Others 0% NH CD-1 Guinta 57% Parent 28% Kelly 18% Others 0% NHCD-2 Bass 47% Lamare 31% Macia 13% Dziedzc 7% Dean 2%

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GrokTV Special Interview: Andrew Hemingway, Chair, 4RG

by Skip May 30, 2012

Andrew Hemingway has started a new PAC here in NH called 4RG.  He takes a few minutes to talk with GraniteGrok about its mission (For a Republican Governor) and why the election of either of the two Left wing extremist Progressives, Jackie Cilley or Maggie Hassan, would be a disaster for constitutional governance and limited […]

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GrokTV Event: Rye RepublicanTown Committee Gala Reception for 2012 GOP Candidates – Ovide Lamontagne, Kevin Smith

by Skip May 10, 2012

Political event?  Politicians!  And politicians generally mean elections which means candidates – and from the Rye Republican Town Committee event that we live streamed, we had two more we wish to bring to your attention: Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith – both are running to become the NH GOP’s nominee for NH Governor.  Each has […]

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GrokTV Special Event: Granite State Patriot Liberty PAC TEA Party – Conservative / Libertarian candidates make their case and ask for support

by Skip April 22, 2012

No one can accuse Ovide Lamontagne, candidate for NH GOP nomination for NH Gov.,  of sitting and waiting for that nomination to come to him.  He doesn’t feel entitled to it – he knows he as to earn it.  Here at Saturday’s GSPLPAC  TEA Party, Friday night at the AFP/NH Conservative of the Year award for […]

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Live Blogging – reception for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for Republican nomination for NH Gov)

by Skip January 14, 2012

Live from the Crown Plaza – just getting on the Internet now so we join the event in progress. Live video from your iPhone using Ustream Also, DaTechGuy just came in and he is tweeting away as well.  Presently, Jack Kimball (who has already endorsed Ovide) is introducing Ovide with another one of his stemwinder […]

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Interview with Ovide Lamontage

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2012

Ed Morrissey (Hot Air) Interviews GOP Candidate for Governor, Ovide Lamontagne.    

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September 15th.

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2010

Do we have the sense to realize that with at least three to five well organized groups already keyed in to the base and in contact with the independent voters for every race, that by shifting these supporters into a massive push on September 15th to back each of the primary winners (along with a focused and parallel GOP effort in every local race), all the way to November, that we will not only take back the state, but take it back with huge margins?

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