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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Portsmouth Needs a New Site to Dump Snow (And I Have a Suggestion)

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2015
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“Portsmouth needs a new site to dump snow” is the title of an article over at SeacoastOnline.  The city has run out of room at Peirce Island and they need a new dumping ground as more storms bear down. If I may offer a suggestion, how about Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s yard? When you run out […]

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Portsmouth NH Commission Recommends Eliminating Itself

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2015
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I’d call this a win for Dan Innis. (SeacoastOnline) PORTMOUTH- In response to Uber ride-sharing drivers now working in the city, the Taxi Commission on Wednesday recommended the elimination of taxi medallions, regulation of taxi fares, city taxi inspections and the Taxi Commission itself. The commission voted unanimously to send a memo to the City […]

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Dan Innis – Portsmouth slowly becoming anti-business

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2014
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Believe it or not, there are people in Portsmouth who ” feel compelled to limit the Numbers of businesses in the free market…” and Dan Innis can no longer remain silent. Let’s take a moment to consider the outcome if all businesses in Portsmouth were artificially limited by the city government. When there are fewer […]

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Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

by Ed Naile October 5, 2014

Zoning attracts snobs like some stuff attracts flies – zoning boards especially. And if you want a short update on what is going on in the world of elitist snobs look no farther than Portsmouth, NH and the frightening issue of carports and their resemblance to mobile homes. The story starts with the usual need […]

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I wonder if the National Historic Registry…

by Susan Olsen January 9, 2014

…will also recognize the city’s Historic Voter Fraud District?

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Of Course No Charges Were Filed…

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Democrat Party Vice Chair Martha Fuller-Clark, who resides in the Historical vote-fraud district of Portsmouth, will not be charged after jumping a curb and hitting a 67 year old woman with her motor-vehicle. According to the report, tests did not result in evidence of drug or alcohol abuse by the State Senator.  And she is […]

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A Return to Martha’s Motel – Ellen Whelan-Wuest Knows How to Vote In Her ‘Home’ State

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2013

State Senator Martha Fuller Clark has some explaining to do with regard to Ellen Rose Whelan-Wuest. Ms. Whelan-Wuest makes no mention of New Hampshire on her LinkedIn profile as a place of employment or even interest.  Chicago, Durham (North Carolina), Brooklyn NY, even New York City, where she is working presently. We have her tracks […]

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Notice Something Odd About the Patrons at Martha’s Motel?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2013

Isn’t there a running joke that all serial killers go by or are presented with three names?  Does that apply to vote stealing helicopter OFA voters as well?  Not people, liberty, though progressive polices are like a slow form of murder I suppose, slavery at the very least. Well, here’s the list of out of […]

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A Rose by Many Other Names Would Still Steal Your Vote in NH.

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2013

I have a great idea for a public relations campaign for the Granite State.  It goes something like this. “I live in Massachusetts, but I vote in New Hampshire!” “I live in Washington DC, but I vote in New Hampshire.” “I live in (Insert name of other state here), but I vote in New Hampshire!” […]

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Just So We’re Clear…You Admit She Hasn’t Lived Here For Years…

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2013

Just so we’re clear… “[Andrea] Riccio, explained Fuller Clark, was her 2008 campaign manager, moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009, and has not lived in New Hampshire, or voted in the state, since then.” -Seacoast Online But she “lived here” long enough in 2012 to vote in New Hampshire, while on the payroll of a […]

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