Politics

Remember this, Doug Scamman….

by Skip August 14, 2015

…ye who keeps saying that Republicans need to stay away from “social issues”: Yes, I've noticed that the far Left organizes a social movement a year prior to presidential elections. https://t.co/43bVPCL0Jl — Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) August 11, 2015 Remember this too, Doug, this sage advice from the late Andrew Breitbart: Politics is downstream from Culture. […]

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GrokTALK! – News, Politics, and Weather, (Without The Weather)

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2015
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This week we do the show from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, before our bonus broadcast of the CNHT Taxpayer picnic. This week we talk big government, creeping fascism, spineless Republicans, the left erasing history, and a lot more. Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you oniTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher. […]

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Notable Quote – Ray Bradbury

by Susan Olsen July 1, 2015

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over […]

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Democrat accused of sending ‘hoax email’ charged with voter suppression

by Kimberly Morin May 22, 2015

Today the Democrat accused of sending the email hoax a few days before the special Rockingham District 32 election has been arrested for voter suppression. If you recall, Carl Gibson was doing social media for Maureen Mann’s campaign. A few days before the election an email was sent to specific press that claimed to be […]

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Notable Quote – George Orwell

by Susan Olsen May 16, 2015

“It was not desirable that the proles should have strong political feelings. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, […]

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GrokTALK! – Park Free Or Die

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2015
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We explore the power politics game among both Republicans and Democrats, in the legislature and in primaries; how some elected officials will vote against their own principles out of fear of retribution from a leadership that is supposed to share those principles but does not; and that some of them will flip just to  keep […]

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A Finer Instrument of Tyranny Than Wickedness Ever Had Before

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2015
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The practical problem of Christian politics is not that of drawing up schemes for a Christian society, but that of living as innocently as we can with unbelieving fellow-subjects under unbelieving rulers who will never be perfectly wise and good and who will sometimes be very wicked and very foolish. And when they are wicked […]

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Notable Quote – Ace of Spades

by Susan Olsen March 20, 2015

“Yes, Establishment GOP, you can teach us that you will always lie to us, stab us in the back, humiliate us and crush us; but if you teach us that, be aware we are learning another lesson, too. Not just that “The Establishment Will Always Crush You,” but the lesson that There is no hope […]

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Fear Mongers: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson, & PFoNH Prez David Lang

by Skip February 8, 2015

From the UL (reformatted, emphasis mine) comes this news from the Federal Govenrment’s Ambassador to NH Shaheen in dragooning two other Government employees into saying “ONLY GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE US ALL!”.  Translation: All hail the Sacred Government! The showdown over Homeland Security funding could affect first responders, right down to local firefighters, U.S. Sen. Jeanne […]

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GrokTALK! is Off This Week

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2015
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GrokTALK! is off this week.  OK.  You could make the case that we’re a little bit off every week, (Squirrels!) but we wont be whatever that is tomorrow.  Not in the studio in Concord at least. But we will be back on Valentines day for lovers of news, culture, and politics, with more guests, new […]

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Is Transparency Fading In the NH House?

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2015
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Democrat Rep Bill Baber (D- Hyperbole) has an editorial at Fosters.com in which he gives us his thoughts on Roll Call votes, transparency, and the legislative process.  Bill begins by asking, “Is the public well informed on the work of the legislature?”  This is the wind up. If you mean are average voters well informed?  […]

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Jeanne Shaheen: FOR Keystone pipeline when Mary Landrieu (D) proposed it, not so much when GOP does

by Skip January 12, 2015

Yeah – nothing but a political flip-flop.  It’s isn’t about the country, it isn’t about the environment, it isn’t about oil for Americans, it isn’t about cooperation with one of our closest allies – it is ALL ABOUT THE POLITICS.  Plain, simple, easy – it IS for the Democrat Party and against the GOP.  How […]

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BlogLine of the Day: Obama silencing General David Petraeus, America’s best modern general

by Skip January 12, 2015

THE DEFINITIVE TAKE ON THE PETRAEUS CASE: “Guy who helped win war in Iraq to be prosecuted by man who lost it.” Or, at the least, keep him off the Republican Prez ticket (rumors swirling as a Veep). So what if Obama and Holder continue to ruin a reputation if they get a win in the […]

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Why Didn’t Obama Go To Paris?

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2015
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The excuses will make no sense, the media protection will be mindless.  There was no good reason for Obama to not go to Paris to stand with the world in opposition to Islamofascist terror or in defence of free speech. (Roger Simon) A liberal friend emailed me that it was admittedly a ‘political mistake.’ ‘Political,’ […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream – January 10th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday January 10th, 2015 from 9am to 11am EST.  (The pre-show could start as early as 8:30am) Watch for twitter updates with the hashtag #GrokTALK Live broadcast by UstreamIf you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Today on GrokTALK! Dr. Jason Sorens founder of the Free […]

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James Pindell Lands at the Boston Globe

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2015
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Congrats to James Pindell on his new gig at the Boston Globe. (Dan Kennedy at Media Nation) “…, some other Globe news: veteran New Hampshire political reporter James Pindell is returning to the Globe as “a digital-first political reporter and playing a key role in our effort to augment our coverage of the first-in-the-nation contest,” […]

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Our just STELLAR Educational system – only one college student knew who won the Civil War. One??

by Skip November 6, 2014

This is really starting to get wicked bad – one of the most seminal events in our US history and it is clear that these “college” students don’t have the actual history knowledge that was required to be rock solid by the end of elementary school back in my day.  After all, how HARD is […]

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GrokTALK! – The Politics of Access

by Steve MacDonald October 27, 2014
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Plenty of topics in segment one, as always, but you can’t run away from the theme; the folks who stand on principle are the bad guys while everyone else capitulates and tries to cover it up by claiming it’s bipartisan.  Should we pronounce it like Courtesans? Then there’s Jebola, this weeks Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, angry […]

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Pastor Rafael Cruz – A Gentleman And A Scholar

by Mike October 11, 2014

Prior to his address to a gathering of NH conservatives at the home of Diane Bitter, Granite Grok caught up with Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of “Fearless Ted” Cruz. Rafael told me that his interest in the founding era and Constitution is hereditary – he got it from Ted (!). As a Cuban refugee, […]

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GrokTALK! – Can We Save New Hampshire!

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2014
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Anarchists, Conservatives, Boris and Natasha viss Moose und Squirrel, government “drug” money,  Big L vs Small L Libertarians, differentiating government from the country, why libertarians should infiltrate the Democrat party, and what should we expect from an ex-president Obama?  We also squeeze in borders, Ebola, pissing off the CIA, the need for another peaceful change […]

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GrokTALK! Sept. 6th, 2014 with Ambassador Francis Rooney, Jim Lawrence, and Keith Ammon

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! we are joined by Ambassador Francis Rooney – US Ambassador to the Vatican under George W. Bush to discuss his book The Global Vatican. Candidate for the NH House,  Keith Ammon joins us to talk about his race to represent New Boston, Wilton, Mount Vernon and Hollis. And NH CD-2 congressional candidate […]

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Scott Brown’s Specious NRA Rating

by Rick Olson August 14, 2014

“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.”   —Otto von Bismarck And not too long ago, after this video was made, Scott Brown went to Rindge New Hampshire and made that same bold statement. It would appear that wherever he goes, he will continue with that […]

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Democrats Obsessed with “Impeaching Obama”

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2014
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This will not surprise anyone who spends time inside the sausage factory, but the majority of talk about impeaching President Obama is coming from Democrats.  They are obsessed with using it to fund raise, rile up the base, scare independents away from the GOP, whatever it takes. But this is a lot like a media […]

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NH Christie Event Host Committee Member Endorsed a Democrat In 2012

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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Chris Christie is coming to “town” again on July 31, 2014.   One of the big names on the Host committee for that Big Republican NH Christie event, is Bedford NH (r)epublican Bill Greiner. Bill Greiner is many things, most of them bad if we are talking politics, but he was also a Co-Chair for […]

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CORRECTION: One of these is not like the other

by Susan Olsen June 26, 2014

I am advised that the owner of the Hooksett, NH property on which Jane Cormier’s campaign sign was placed is the person who removed the sign.  As of this writing, the sign, its stakes and screws have all been returned it to her. NH RSA 664:17 states in part:  “….  Political advertising may be placed within state-owned rights-of-way as […]

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40-60 is the New 80-20

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2014
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Republicans as a party, the establishment variety in particular, are like awkward children of privilege who get upset when their money isn’t enough to make them popular. They stamp their feet and whine, even threaten. How dare you do this, you’ll rue the day that. It’s all very annoying. But more than a few Republicans […]

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“I just don’t know where their politics end”

by Skip June 5, 2014

Gilliam said he was concerned that “the real objective of this fight has turned into politics, and we’ve lost our mission objective.” “I just don’t know where their politics end and their legality and their war-fighting start,” he said. This from a post where Jonathan Gilliam, a former Navy SEAL and an FBI special agent was commenting […]

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Aggregate Limits On Campaign Contributions

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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Tom Steyer must be ecstatic.  He can now donate the max limit to every Democrat from here to his Environmental Nirvana and it’s not illegal.  But then so can everyone else.  That would be because SCOTUS just struck down the aggregate limit on total donations by an individual to all candidates on free speech grounds. […]

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“Shhh….be quiet…..don’t make waves……go with the flow…”

by Skip March 17, 2014

“…and then you might have a chance to do something”.  That was the advice by an NH House Rep from my town (whose name now escapes me) I was given when I first became politically active with the upshot of that being that IF you sit and learn, and IF you sit and shut up […]

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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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