NH politics

Every Device – Every O/S – No Excuses

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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GrokTALK! is on iTunes, so you can listen now or listen later.  Just navigate to the iTunes, got to the podcasts page, and search for GrokTALK!, or click the iTunes link or on the iTunes logo. Every device – Every o/s – Always Free – No Excuses. Please listen responsibly.   Individual segments will now […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest John Hikel and Gus Breton

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2013

In the final half-hour…John Hikel joins us along with Gus Breton to talk about Constitutional Redress, NHRedress.info, some history and examples of Redress, what happened to previous committee of Redress in New Hampshire, Petitions for ObamaCare and Common Core, and how to sign them online at NHRedress.info Listen to segment Four with John Hikel and […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Part II With Guest Rich Girard

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2013
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In segment Three Skip, Mike, and Susan continue the conversation with Rich Girard; Healthcare premiums and deductibles go way up, In Manchester – who is going to pay the Obamacare Cadillac tax; what will towns do about wages and benefits for public employee ‘part-timers,’ and Rich wants a free market: supply them with stipends then […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest – Rich Girard

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2013
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In segment Two Rich Girard, from Girard at Large, joins Skip, Mike and Susan to talk about Common Core, how Social media has killed call ins, Locals re-taking control, Unfunded Mandates – and in NH, what about Article 28-A? and the “Expert deference” syndrome by citizens and elected officials alike. Listen to segment Two, with […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest Susan Olsen

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2013
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Susan Olsen joins Skip and Mike to talk about wood stoves, Healthcare, the NH Union Agreement for SEIU local 1984 (obligatory Orwell reference), welfare, GuideStar and the 990 for NH SEA, the Fundemental Transofrmation, US Marine frippy hats, and more. Listen to segment One with Skip, Mike, and Susan Download or listen to Segment One […]

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GrokTALK! October 26th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! Skip and Mike welcome Grokster Susan Olsen (via phone) and  in-studio guests Rich Girard (of Girard at Large), NH House Rep John Hikel, and Gus Breton a petitioner for redress of Grievance after being jailed by the NH Court system. Some of the Topics, in no particular order…Wood stoves, Healthcare, the […]

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GrokTALK! 10-19-13 Segment Four – Traps, Pre-K, And The Push to End Local Control of Education

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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In segment Four we continue with Ann Marie and Max…on Common Core; redesigning public education, universal pre-k, the move to digital education, re-empowering parents in education, the push to eliminate local school boards, the curriculum trap for local districts in New Hamphire, and how Common Core affects private schools and Home Schoolers, and what College’s […]

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GrokTALK! 10-19-13 Guest Ann Marie Banfield on Common Core

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2013

In segment Three Ann Marie Banfield, from Cornerstone Policy Research, joins us to talk about Common Core,, a recent win in Manchester on curriculm, and then…more on Common Core. We can’t talk about this enough. We cover testing, parents, activism, how teachers and administrators are affected, and most important–what it does to our kids. Listen […]

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GrokTALK! 10-19-13 Guest Max Abramson

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2013
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In segment Two Max Abramson, Secretary for the Libertarian Party in New Hampshire, stops in to give us an update on his court case. We talk about the judicial system in general as well as in New Hampshire.  We also touch on who votes libertarian, what kind of advice you get from anti-self defense advocates […]

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GrokTalk! 10-19-13 Segment One – The Philosophical Split in the GOP

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2013
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Skip and Steve open the show with a conversation about the philisophical split in the GOP between the liberty and freedom side and the Establishment wing.  Between the principle-based conservatives and the surrender caucus. And about the NH-GOP ignoring big-picture problems just in case they sweep up a Republican or two on the road to […]

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GrokTALK! October 19th 2013

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! Skip and Steve’s guests are Max Abramson and Ann Marie Banfield… Some of the Topics, in no particular order…The Philosophical Split in the GOP and NHGOP, Kelly Ayotte, the Castro Regime, Papa Sununu, Skip’s Speech at the MCRC, we get an update on Max Abramson’s court case, tackle several aspects of […]

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GrokTALK! No Excuses…

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2013

Don’t forget to check us out on AC Nation.com, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, and iTunes. Take us with you on your smart phone, or iPod,  listen on your commute, your run, walking the dog, at the gym, almost anywhere — and stay up to date with news and opinion from GraniteGrok.com. Mouse-over the icon and click

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GrokTALK! October 5th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! we went remote, recording and live-streaming from the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women event in Concord New Hampshire. The program includes the complete speech and Q&A with Dr. Betsey McCaughey, interviews with Diane Bitter, Karen Testerman, Jeane Coutou, Brian Tilton and Dr. McCaughey.   Listen to the complete Podcast here […]

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GrokTALK! 10-5-2013 Guest Segments w/ Diane Bitter and Karen Testerman

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2013
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We are doing things a bit differently this week.  I took the day off while Skip and Mike did a live stream at Saturday’s NHFRW meeting in Concord. While at the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women event Skip and Mike recorded speeches and did sit-down interviews which we’ll be editing for this week’s edition […]

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GrokTALK! 9-28-13 Guest Segment – Shane Vander Hart of Caffinated Toughts, Iowa

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2013
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In the final half-hour… We discover that the echo cancellation tools for call-ins on the new board are not set quite right but manage to get on with it any way.  Shane Vander Hart of Caffinated Thoughts joins us from Iowa. Shane is the “Founder and Editor of Caffeinated Thoughts; writer for Truth in American […]

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Guest post by Greg Moore, Exec. Dir. of AFP/NH: Medicaid expansion would hurt families across New Hampshire

by Skip October 2, 2013

Greg Moore : Medicaid expansion would hurt families across New Hampshire   Is it ideological to question a plan that could cause more than 20,000 New Hampshire residents to lose their doctor, make all of us wait longer to get health care and put New Hampshire closer to having an income tax? If you said […]

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GrokTALK! September 28th, 2013 – The Video

by Skip September 29, 2013

Sometimes, seeing is believing – or more fun!  To be fair, we do the video as a backup to our audio (sort of a “just in case”).  But some would rather see than just listen, so it is our responsibility to provide what people like!  Please note: as you heard during the show, I have […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Four – Chasing Squirrels: Poland, Debt Crisis, Cloward Piven, Federalism and More…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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In the final Segment Skip, Mike, Ed and Steve set the squirrels loose in an open format discussion that touches on Poland’s debt crisis and their decision to confiscate pensions so they can buy more debt; how the US is likley to play a similar hand to deal with its likely fiscal collapse; Cloward Piven; […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Three – Ed Naile: Vote Fraud Holes, Lack of Enforcement, Etc…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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Ed Naile fills in for the third segment with an update on the hot topic of every week; Vote Fraud. We thank the Democrats for uncovering a potetntial Republican whose implicated voting history exacerbates the holes in our current “lack of enforcement” regime. Mike Brown, John DiStaso, Ray Buckley, Neil Kurk, Molly Shaheen, Sebastian Bradley, […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Two – Ellen Kolb: Common Core & Health Care

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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Ellen Kolb joins us to discuss the upcoming Cornerstone event on Common Core at St. Anselms (Sept 17th) then talks about what Democrats (and Democrat Care) are doing to New Hampshire. The conversation shifts necessarily to fascism, corporatism, and a sole provider trying to survive the burden of central planners from DC. Listen Here Download […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment One – Demonization and Hypocrisy / Syria & The Middle East

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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The Groksters get serious over Syria, Libya, Egypt and the Middle Eastern fallout of the Obama Administrations foreign policy–if policy is the right word, then segue into an “as of the podcast unrelesed parody ad” about a made up product that address a very real truth: the demonization by the left of anyone who does […]

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Coming Up This Week on GrokTALK! – August 17th 2013 Edition

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2013
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On this week’s program GrokTALK! will be recording at the Nashua Steak Out on Friday evening (Aug 16th) so the list of “guests” is a bit fluid.  Just about anyone who is at the event could be on the program, and they are all welcome, but one guest we know we can tell you about […]

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Coming Up This Week on GrokTALK! – August 3rd, 2013

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! our guests will be… David Hurst,  to discuss voting in New Hampshire, and turning out voters; Bob Burns also of NHYR will join us to talk local electoral politics as well; Ed Naile will drop in to give us a quick vote fraud domicile update; and Lou Milanesi, the guy behind […]

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Additional Background Checks for NH? Put Up or Shut Up!

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2013

I wanted to remind everyone that they need to ask every New Hampshire Democrat, in office or running for elected office, if they will be insisting on state legislation that adds another layer of background checks for legal gun purchases in the Granite State?  This should be a key element of their policy agendas.  And […]

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Still Waiting for Shaheen to Have IRS Investigate the NHCAA

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2013

The New Hampshire Citizens Alliance (NHCA) and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action (NHCAA) have been pretending to operate as a grassroots, non-partsian, group with tax exempt status for years.  This is not only untrue it is virtually impossible. The NHCA and NHCAA are the local chapter of USAction which.. … empowers our state […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Guest Segment – Dr. Julianne Cooper Part II

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Part II – Dr. Julianne Cooper, founder of Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester, NH – returns for a special 4th of July edition, to talk about the Fourth, American Values, the importance of American symbols and the meaning behind those symbols. Listen Here Download This Segment here   You can get links to other segments […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Guest Segment – Dr. Julianne Cooper Part I

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Part I – Dr. Julianne Cooper, founder of Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester, NH – returns for a special 4th of July edition, to talk about the Fourth, American Values, the importance of American symbols and the meaning behind those symbols. Listen Here Download This Segment here   You can get links to other segments […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Guest Segment – Pam Tucker

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Pam Tucker, New Hampshire House Rep (R-Greenland NH), and co-chair of the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance, stops in to talk about the continuation of the O’Brien Budget for the next two years…(grind your teeth Democrats, you know it to be true), taxes, marriage, and a few other topics as well. Listen Here Download This […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Segment One Gabby Giffords Comes to NH

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Skip, Mike and Steve open the program with some conversation about the visit of Gabby Giffords to New Hampshire and the out of state influence peddling of the left’s anti- gun agenda by New Hampshire groups and the Democrat party.  We also talk about John Frobes Kerry’s floating office of the US Sec-o-State, Barack and […]

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GrokTALK! June 1st Segment Four – Skip, Rick, Mike, and Steve

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013

Steve, Rick, Mike and Skip fill in for Andrew Hemingway, who could not be with us, on…Andrew Hemingway, database projects, building a better GrokTALK!, the governments move to downsize your life, Detroit- the Democrat policy poster-child, and a few other topics as well… Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other […]

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