Portsmouth

Democrat “Living Wage” Continues to Wipe Out Trendy Restaurant Scene That Can’t Afford It.

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2018

Employees and employers have this thing they do where they agree to the value of any given individual contribution to an operation. Left to its own devices the job market and the free market will find parity not just in costs but prices. It’s a beautiful thing and it works. But Democrats can’t leave anything alone. […]

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More NH Seacoast Sea Level Scaremongering from the Union of Concerned Scientists

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2018

Whenever the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases a “report” the only thing you need to know is that they are and always have been a progressive political activist group. UCS got its start when a bunch of hippies at MIT formed up as part of the anti-war movement. Anti-War and more often than not anti-American. […]

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Revision Military Opening Offices at Pease International Tradeport

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2018

  A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is setting up shop in the Granite State. “…Governor Chris Sununu and Commissioner Taylor Caswell announced that Revision Military, a multinational company with locations across the globe is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as their United States Headquarters.” Revision Military is looking to […]

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Democrats Use Violent Imagery To Advance Gun Control Agenda

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2018

Kimberly Morin went to the Red Square Gun-Ban StyleRally in Portsmouth to mingle with the Demorrhoids and bless her little heart. It takes a great deal of patience and determination to wade through a rising sea of left-wing stupidity. I’ll have to ask her if she had to take something to suppress the gag reflex. […]

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Portsmouth Gun Control Rally: Gun Bans, Hypocrisy and Lies! Oh My!

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2018

Today, several left-wing organizations in New Hampshire and Maine held a gun control rally in Portsmouth’s Market Square. The rally was part of a larger Astroturf movement (paid gun grabbers) across the country for people to demand the government take their rights away. The irony is that it was “The Resistance Seacoast” who were headlining […]

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Part 2 – FB Doodlings: Fearmongering by the Portsmouth City Planning Staff???

by Skip March 7, 2018

The original post is here – the relevant background (reformatted): That would be city planner Peter Britz. Nice to not scare people – and in the same article, decides to do exactly that: City planning staff has estimated that Portsmouth will see sea water rise 2 feet by 2050 and 6 feet by 2100, Britz said. Right […]

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FB Doodlings: Fearmongering by the Portsmouth City Planning Staff???

by Skip February 13, 2018

It wouldn’t be the first time that someone is crying “Wolf” over…..wait for it…..CLIMATE CHANGE!  Now, I have NO problem in city officials in trying to head off problems – it’s what humans do as being the almost the most adaptable species on the planet (er, cockroaches perhaps a tad more?) and certainly the species […]

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Does Portsmouth NH’s Bond Rating Account for all that Climate Change Fear-Mongering?

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2018

Seven cities in California are suing energy companies claiming that their contribution to global warming puts their municipalities at grave risk. That the energy industry giants misrepresented the dangers and in exchange for this malfeasance these cities should be rewarded with a little court-ordered public policy victory and some jackpot justice. Somone at Exxon-Mobile decided […]

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Remember: The Experts Predicted Hampton Beach Would Be Gone by 2020.

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2017

As a visiting midwest (ish) tourist, before moving to New Hampshire in 1990, I took the occasional trip to Hampton Beach. Good times. What I didn’t know then was that a few years later in 1995 2500 experts got together and decided they could make a comfortable living if they said things like in 25 years […]

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Portsmouth Air BnB Renter Should Say They are “Domiciled” for Voting Purposes

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2017

The city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire has denied a couple the right to rent a property they own on Air BnB. Matthew Beebe and Barbara Jenny bought the home next to theirs for their Daughter who travels and planned to use short-term rentals until her return, but the city has issued a cease and desist order. [City attorney] […]

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Portsmouth Property Re-valuation Meeting Video – Not Available?

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2017

The City of Portsmouth has been ruffling feathers over a proposed property re-valuation. “I can see it coming,” Whitehouse said Monday. “Come October or the last part of September when they set the tax rate, then I’ll know how bad things will be. I keep cutting and cutting, but I’m all by myself and I’m […]

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Ask Martha How She Does It

by Ed Naile September 11, 2017

Apparently, the City of Portsmouth has a problem with people renting out apartments through Airbnb. “Officials do not track Airbnb rentals specifically, and city attorney Robert Sullivan says he estimates the total number of cease and desist orders issued this year for short-term rentals is less than 10.” “Sullivan explained on Thursday that unless something […]

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What Does Keeping the Paris Agreement Alive Actually Mean?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2017

From the EU to California to Nashua and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, politicians and pundits are promising to keep the Paris Agreement alive despite President Trump’s exit. But what does that actually mean? It depends. If you’re Turkey, it means you expect bitter Paris Accord clingers to write you a check to pay for the cost of compliance. If […]

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On Paris The NH Democrat Delegation Sides With Big Oil

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2017

When Donald Trump announced his administration’s departure from the Paris Climate Accords the usual suspects came out and said the usual things. The Democrats, environmental left, and the media have been grinding their anti-Trump axes on this for weeks, all the while forgetting to mention how they are also siding with Big Oil. Big Oil does […]

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The Anti-Trump Left’s New Movement (Indivisible) Has Ties to Soros Money

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2017

While surfing content for the New Media Militia, I came across an article at SeacostOnline about a meeting for a group called Indivisible. Their mission is to oppose Donald Trump’s agenda and to agitate and organize for the purpose. My first thought was, Democrats, can’t do anything without a union or some other progressive billionaire funding […]

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Out-Of State Group Behind Portsmouth Bag Ban Will Keep Pushing Their Agenda

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2017

Monday we reported on an attempt by elements in the City of Portsmouth to advance another plastic bag ban. Yesterday, the Portsmouth City Council postponed a vote on the ban pending review by the City Manager. It is unclear what the city manager can do. There is no legislative support or enabling legislation. Correspondent Kimberly Haas from […]

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Portsmouth Looking at Plastic Bag Ban Again- Council Meeting Tonight.

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2017

The Portsmouth, New Hampshire City Council is meeting tonight for the second reading of a proposal to ban plastic bags in the city council chamber, City hall, starting at 7 pm. This is not the Council’s first dance with a proposed bag ban. Back in the spring of 2015 a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable […]

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Is San Francisco Challenging Portsmouth on Sea Level Fraud?

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2017

If you missed out, I’ve written a few stories about Portsmouth, New Hampshire falling prey to Ideological stake-holder sea-level rise” scams. Well, San Francisco doesn’t want to get left behind. The Bay Area will soon be a laboratory that tests how urban regions can prepare for the likelihood of sea level rise. That’s the aim of a $5.8 […]

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Limo-Libs Should Pony Up Extra $10 million for Green-Scare Park Rehab in Portsmouth

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2016

Portsmouth wants to rehab Prescott Park at a proposed cost of $14 million dollars, $10-12 million of which will be needed to protect the park from…sea-level rise. City councilor Joshua Cyr said he was surprised by how little the project will cost. Dwyer said most of the money, or $10 million to $12 million, would […]

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Portsmouth Police Commissioner Joe Plaia lies about guns in ad

by Kimberly Morin September 30, 2016

Yesterday a new, fearmongering ad appeared in New Hampshire social media that featuresPortsmouth Police Commissioner Joe Plaia. The ad was created by Independence USA PAC, an out-of-state PAC run by New York City billionaire and gun control addict, Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has been spending millions of dollars to push gun control and Maggie Hassan in New […]

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Jim Splaine and RSA 91-A – again. Portsmouth – We have a problem

by Ed Naile September 15, 2016

Assistant Mayor of Portsmouth, NH, Jim Splaine, is in a self-created Right to Know jam. As an advocate for openness in government for as long as New Hampshire has taken the issue seriously, he should know the ropes as well as anyone. Here goes my take on the situation. I have a few years of […]

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NHPR Ruins Otherwise useful Article With Climate Bias

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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There’s an interesting article over at NHPR. The hook at WBUR is How New Hampshire’s Seacoast Communities Are Preparing For Climate Change. The actual article is titled N.H.’s Seacoast Prepares for a Rising Sea in Surprising Ways. With credit to the second title, there are some interesting “ideas” to address the problems of storm swell and rising water, […]

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Maggie Hassan Should Reject Hillary Clinton

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2016
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The headline reads, ‘Ayotte needs to reject Donald Trump.’ The context is “50 national security and foreign policy experts” who, describe Donald Trump as “not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief” and lacking “the character, values and experience to be President.” The author is Larry Drake of Portsmouth, Chair of the Portsmouth Democrat Committee, part of a […]

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Despite ridiculous ‘ban’, consumers still demand Uber in Portsmouth

by Kimberly Morin October 21, 2015

Today Seacoast Online reported a story about a 63 year old grandmother who is believed to be the first Uber driver cited in Portsmouth. Two young women called for an Uber rideshare and within minutes they were pulled over, ordered to get out of the vehicle and the grandmother fined $500.

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Shaheen endorses Clinton on ‘Women’s Rights’ but Clinton’s record is in the red

by Kimberly Morin September 7, 2015

On Saturday Senator Jeanne Shaheen formally came out at an event in Portsmouth and endorsed Hillary Clinton. The event was touted as a “New HampshireWomen for Hillary” event while Shaheen and Clinton pretended they are champions for women.  Shaheen started out the speech by declaring “This is pink power!” Clearly she hasn’t gotten the memo […]

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Portsmouth Drops Plastic ‘Bag Ban’ For Now

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2015
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We’ll probably talk about this today on GrokTALK! so as a primer, the city lawyer indicates that, … While we maintain that the city might have the authority to adopt the plastic bag ordinance under the purview of solid waste regulation, without a clear source of enabling legislation, we are inclined to conclude that it […]

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MoveOn Mail Box – Ignorance Is Not Bliss

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2015
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Jodi Gilman Jones of ‘Portsmouth’ New Hampshire, wants MoveOn members to sign a petition that says…”With all the violence today and accidents involving guns, why do we need citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit? Shouldn’t we be trying to increase gun safety?” This is what happens when you step repeatedly in steaming piles […]

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Will Be Bad For Portsmouth

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2015
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Portsmouth has a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable Practices and like any good committee it must forever practice things that sustain the committee.  To that end the busybodies have identified the next great environmental evil.  Single-use plastic bags are bad for Portsmouth (and the world!).  They plan to submit a proposal to the City Council […]

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GrokTALK!/GrokTV! Live Stream March 28th, 2015 SRW & RCRC Brunch: Keynote Speaker – Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday March 2815, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . This week the show comes to you live from the Seacoast Republican Women and the Rockingham County Republican Committee Brunch at the Portsmouth Country Club located in Greenland, NH!  The keynote Speaker is US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX Live broadcast […]

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Domiciles and Imbeciles

by Ed Naile March 15, 2015

A NH Legislator has come up with a brilliant idea to raise money for the government. How about this for a new law? Tax every hotel room in a municipality that adopts this proposed legislation, only occupied ones that is. That new tax to be recorded and sent to the municipality. The “hotel room” in […]

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