NH Senate

New Hampshire’s overwhelming support for ‘Constitutional Carry’

by Kimberly Morin January 30, 2015

Yesterday was the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 116. A bill that makes getting a pistol license optional, allowing legal gun owners to concealed carry without having to go through the license process. There was 4.5 hours of testimony throughout the day. Only four people stood in opposition to the bill and three of them […]

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Did the NH Senate give birth to the “Speaker Scam” in the House?

by Kimberly Morin December 5, 2014

In what was often an insanely frustrating (the live feed kept going down) and sometimes amusing election for Speaker of the House on Wednesday, Republican Representative Shawn Jasper was elected as Speaker by a majority of Democrats. The majority in the Republican Caucus voted for O’Brien. If you recall, the Republican race for Speaker was […]

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Is NH State Senator David Boutin the equivalent of “doddering” US Senator Pat Roberts?

by Skip September 20, 2014

Yes, the equivalency / similarities hit just as soon as I read it: THE NRSC’S WORK PROPPING UP DODDERING NONRESIDENT PAT ROBERTS WORKING OUT AS EXPECTED: In Kansas, Incumbent Pat Roberts Down 5 Points Against “Independent” Candidate. “This all raises a bigger question as to Roberts’ viability. He’s just a horrible campaigner, and doesn’t seem comfortable in his […]

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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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David Boutin asks…

by Kimberly Morin August 27, 2014
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Little gets lots of support from out-of-district Bankers

by Kimberly Morin June 20, 2014

According to Senate District 8 Republican candidate Jerry Little’s FEC filings, the majority of his support appears to be from his fellow bankers outside of the Senate district.  While it’s not really surprising since Little was a banking industry lobbyist for years, it shows how little support Little has from the grassroots inside of the […]

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting – NH State Senate President Chuck Morse and NH State Rep Laurie Sanborn

by Skip May 4, 2014

At Party meetings, there are reports galore and this year’s NH GOP Annual Meeting was no different.  After hearing from NH’s RNC Committee folks, it was the turn of those in leadership in the NH State Senate and NH State House.  For the former, it was NH State Senate President Chuck Morse and because NH […]

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If The legislature Added Ten Cents To The Price Of The Concord Monitor – Would That Be A Tax?

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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Part of the dumbing down, or is it just the reprogramming of Americans, seems to be convincing them that just because your government makes you pay more for something that this is not a tax. It is a tax. When the state uses force (threat or risk of punishment for refusing to collect or pay […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! April 26th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! we are joined by JP Marzullo – Candidate for the NH Senate, Ed Naile – Chairman of CNHT, and Susan Myrick from the Civitas Institute in North Carolina (about the voter registration cross check and those tens of thousands of double voters.)

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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GrokTALK! April 15th, 2014 Photo ID, Green Energy Bird BBQ, Bundy Ranch, and The Growing Train of Abuses

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2014
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Skip, Mike, and Steve talk about New Hampshire’s same day registration problem, Bill Clinton’s Photo ID epiphany, Getting strung up on a cactus at the Bundy Ranch –  see also “growing weary of the long train of abuses,” a bit of wind and solar BBQ, “another one bites the dust”– or the strange effect that […]

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Pro-Rape Democrats And Their Republican Abettors – (See also SB 244)

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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Women who carry firearms and are encouraged to learn how to use them have a significant advantage over those who have been disarmed by pro-rape Democrats and their Republican abettors.   Weight, strength, even numbers are no guarantee that a woman is an easy target for sexual assault.   She is no longer just another victim. I […]

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GrokTALK! February 8th – Cell Phones, Political Speech, Medicaid, and Democrats in Training…

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2014
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Skip, (Mike- by phone), and Steve start with the proposed ban on cell phone use (HB 1117) in New Hampshire (restricted to hands free), why it makes no sense, and the political culture that leads to laws like this. Listen to Segment 1A Download segment 1A   In the second half of segment one, we […]

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NH Senate Republicans – Announce Medicaid Expansion Deal

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2014
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WMUR is reporting that NH Senate Leadership has announced a bi-partisan deal to swallow the ObamaCare hook baited with Medicaid money.  Long story short, the Senate Republicans caved.  Legislation will emerge shortly to finalize our submission to our Federal masters. With all the GOP moderates, it was always a steep uphill battle.   What can I […]

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The weekly responses

by Skip January 10, 2014

Once again, Pindell sets them up and I oblige: Will Republicans have to choose between supporting either the gas tax or Medicaid expansion? Why is there even a notion that an “or” should even be in that sentence?  Or even “choose”? That there must be a quid pro quo on orthagonal issues (except that both […]

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GrokTALK! 12-21-2013 With Leon Rideout, Kevin Kervick, and Pete Ingemi (Da Tech Guy)

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2013

This week our guests are NH Republican House Rep Leon Rideout, SNHU Professor and author Kevin Kervick, and conservative talker Pete ‘Da Tech Guy’ Ingemi. First we welcome our newest affiliate station –  Cream City Radio in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  Then we we move on to Democrat trackers, Scott Brown (and last weeks rally), protecting the […]

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Will NH Senate Republicans Come Out Against the ACA/Medicaid Death Tax?

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2013
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Something else we might want to ask our cadre of ObamaCare supporting Democrat legislators this election season. 1) Why did you vote for a bill (ACA) knowing that it made insurance so expensive that older middle class citizens who need each other as much or more than ever would be better off divorced as a […]

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The Road To Serfdom

by Susan Olsen November 21, 2013

SSSB1-FN, tabled 13-11.

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I saw this driving by the Legislative Office Building

by Susan Olsen November 14, 2013
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Some in NH Republican Senate Plan to Take 2.4 Billion For Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2013
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From Aaron Day, President of the RLCNH Urgent: Some of our friends in the Republican Senate are holding a press conference tomorrow to describe a plan that they will put forward that involves taking $2.4 billion from the federal government under the expansion of Medicaid provision in Obamacare and giving the money to private insurers. […]

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Senate Hearing on HB399 at 9am Today

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2013

The news cycle is full as we watch and wait for more details on the Back Bay Bombing that has so far killed at least 3 and wounded 140.  Our prayers go out to everyone affected, but up in Concord, New Hampshire today their will be additional business to attend to.  The State Senate will […]

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Money for nuthin….

by Susan Olsen March 29, 2013

So let me get this straight, some 250 folks were trusting (nay, let’s be honest, greedy and stupid) enough to loan money to a Ponzi scheme in the hopes of making astonishing returns on those loans and when the scumbag operating it finally ran out of suckers and money and the game collapsed, these 250 […]

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Hey! Dufus! Why the Hell Aren’t You Covering “This!?”

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2013

Shawn Millerick, the head of the political fiction section at NH Journal, wanted to know why we at GraniteGrok were not covering the real world story about Ann McKluster Kuster not paying her property taxes.  The appropriate response was to provide a link to the story I actually wrote on February 5th about how Ann […]

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Petition of Redress? Nope. The Legislature Did Away With That Committee

by Rick Olson January 6, 2013

“An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.” —Michael Korda  Last Wednesday, the new leadership in Concord saw fit to forgo the Committee on Redress of Grievances. And they did.  Enter State Senator Martha Fuller-Clark. She found a “petition of Redress” from twenty black slaves in Portsmouth dating back to 1779. According to the […]

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It’s only one small, teeny-weeny bite….right? Who could it hurt?

by Skip December 5, 2012

  It seems that US House Speaker John Boehner is being sorely tempted?  His words about semi-caving into Obama’s demands on new taxes, new spending, and new debt ceiling limits show us that he’s already got his eye on the prize: How well will the new NH Republican legislators resist the same temptation, especially under […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Stick With What Doesn’t Work

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2012

The New Hampshire Democrat House Majority has chosen their previous Democrat House Sepaker Terie ‘Billion Dollar Deficit‘ Norelli as their new Speaker for the 2013-2014 session.  This is good for lots of reasons. Deficits, spending, taxes, accounting gimmicks, bathroom remodels, bathroom bills, and a dedication to back-benching and marginalizing anyone who does not pull the […]

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Re-Elect Jeanie Forrester

by Don November 3, 2012

Despite years of Democrat condemnation of rich bankers, Senatorial candidate Bob Lamb shows that rich bankers can even be applauded if they parrot Democrat talking points, promote the special interest groups that fund Democrats, and help the Democrat Party extend its control over the lives of the American people. Describing lawsuits against him and other […]

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GrokTV: Conservative Republican Candidate Home Event – Josh Youseff

by Skip August 12, 2012

Another speaker at Barbara Aichinger’s Conservative Candidate Night in Gilford last night was Josh Youseff.  He is running for the NH GOP nomination for the new NH Senate District 7 and we did an interview series with Josh Youseff a while ago (click here for the last in the series; it links backwards to all […]

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“All Politics is local” – Meet / Greet some good Conservative NH House Candidates from Belknap County 5 and District 7

by Skip August 10, 2012

That quote is from former Democrat Tip O’Neal from Bawston, MA who served many years as the US Speaker of the House.  He meant it that national political wars are waged locally.  We took it sideways – our local politics are your’s where ever you are, albeit with different names and slightly different issues.  That […]

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Peter Bolster for NH Senate District #6 – an Editorial for Truth in Advertisment

by Skip August 5, 2012

Updated and Bumped:  Grok Reader Bob saw this and asked that I update this post given that it is out of date – Bolster quickly gave up his delusions of a NH Senate run and is now running to retain his seat in the NH House, I should make sure that folks knew if they […]

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