Rick Parent

GrokTV: AFP / NH “Wrong for NH” tour – George Lambert & Rick Parent

by Skip August 19, 2013

Continuing with the AFP / NH’s event tonite, current NH State Rep George Lambert took the podium.  He did not talk directly about Obamacare but rather, he went to our Foundational Documents – the US and NH Constitutions and viewed Obamacare from that stand and viewpoint.  Also, former Congressional Candidate Rick Parent (NH-CD1) spoke. Sidenote: […]

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Armed & Fabulous

by Susan Olsen February 14, 2013

One of Smart Girl Politics NH’s favorite fellas is Rick Parent.  Rick, a liberty-loving conservative and true patriot, dropped into our monthly meeting last night after having gotten home from his most recent tour of duty aboard the M/V California (Maersk Lines), ‘plying the maritime trade routes of the Persian Gulf.’ If seeing him home […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement: Rick Parent for US Congress

by Skip August 27, 2012

We had endorsed Ovide Lamontagne in the Republican Primary for NH Governor early in this election cycle; it is now time to roll out additional endorsements. We reviewed a number of races, talked with a number of candidates, reviewed objective ratings done by groups that mirror the ‘Grok philosophically (e.g., Republican Liberty Caucus of New […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 6

by Skip August 15, 2012

And now for the last question of the night, formulated by Stella Scamman (moderator for the evening’s Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum).  The Candidates for this last question were in attendance were Rick Parent & Vern Clough vying for the Republican nomination in NH 1st Congressional District and   Will Dean & Dennis Lamare (“NO […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 5- Nationalizing Education Standards?

by Skip August 14, 2012

For the cost of our educational system at the K-12 levels, our results are deplorable.  No Child Left Behind was an attempt to “fix” that with uneven results (and unions screaming that they should not be judged or evaluated by their pupils results).  Now, Fed. Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan, with his Race To the Top, […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 4

by Skip August 13, 2012

To recap: five of the questions asked of the Candidates at the Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum were contributed before and during the event by the actual attendees with the lone exception of the last Question by Stella Scamman, the moderator.  The Candidates answering were: NH First Congressional District – Rick Parent, Vern Clough                           NH […]

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GrokTV Event: Belknap County Republican Committee “Contested Primaries” – US Congress

by Skip August 12, 2012

This past Wednesday nite was the monthly Belknap County Republican Committee (“BCRC”) meeting.  I’ve missed the last few but only because there has been so many different meetings in so many places on Wednesday nites lately, I’ve gone to some of those “one time only’s” vs something that is there like a clock.  This month, […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 3

by Skip August 12, 2012

In light of the Aurora / Batman shootings, and more recently, the Sikh Temple shootings, much time in the political class is being spent on gun control vs bearing arms.  There are those that would wish that all individuals would posses, train, and carry weapons and there are those, especially of the Left or pacifists […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 2

by Skip August 11, 2012

Another question from the audience related to that big bug-a-boo from the Maker / Productive class (as opposed to the Taker / Moocher / Socialist class) – taxes?  They see it as unfair that some are forced to pull the entire weight of the cost of government for all, and that it is used for […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Question 1

by Skip August 10, 2012

The questions for the four Candidates at the Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum were contributed before and during the event duration by the actual attendees with the lone exception of the last Question by Stella Scamman, the moderator.  The Candidates in attendance were: NH First Congressional District – Rick Parent, Vern Clough NH Second Congressional […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Opening Remarks

by Skip August 9, 2012

Last night, the ‘Grok had been invited to cover the Congressional Forum sponsored by the Seacoast Republican Women – a well respected non-partisan (with respect to the Republican Party events) organization whose events are usually open and well attended as their execution in having an event is normally flawless.  The event, held at the most […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (Candidate, Congress (NHCD-1) – Question 9 – too big, too small, or just right?

by Skip July 24, 2012

The last question for Rick Parent is the same as a lot of folks get from the ‘Grok – a simple question which immediately give us a clue as to how they view the relationship of Government and sovereign citizens – The Bigger the Government, the smaller the citizen.  A bigger Government is a more […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (Candidate, Congress (NHCD-1) – Question 8 – How fix Social Security / Medicare entitlements due to demographics?

by Skip July 23, 2012

The biggest expenses in the Federal budget that are driving the national debt (and will continue as the “rabbit in the snake” of Baby Boomers retire) are Social Security and Medicare.  With crashing demographics and the money “alternatively used” by Federal Agencies, how would you fix this problem that could bankrupt the nation?  Question 8: […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-Rick Parent (Cand, Congress NH-CD1)-Question 7: Budget is $1T out of balance; What gets cut?

by Skip July 22, 2012

It is clear that a major part of Rick Parent‘s concern is that of the gobsmacking debt that our “leaders” (both Democrat and Republican) have run up in our names (and wallets) – $16 Trillion and now over 100% of our GDP (a “red zone” on a gauge of OK, caution, and “Danger, Will Robinson!”).  […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent, candidate for US Congress in NH CD-1 – Question 6 – On a political line, where would you see yourself (Nancy Pelosi to Jim Demint)?

by Skip July 21, 2012

A question that I have not asked for a while can go along ways to help voters on the Right decide where someone stands on the issues and that is to figure out if there is a “known entity” out there that is well known with a track record that is established.  And is the […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent, candidate for US Congress in NH CD-1 – Question 5 – submit bills or defund?

by Skip July 20, 2012

The obvious follow on to Question 4′s answers from Rick Parent was to ask “OK, what are you planning on doing about it?”  It is never enough, never sufficient to point out problems or areas of concern, so we wanted to know what his remedy / remedies would be: Question 5: Does Congressman Rick Parent […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (candidate, Congress NHCD1) – Question 4: Vote yes on bills that would raise the national debt?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The fiscal maw of the US Federal debt crisis is staring us in the face – $16 Trillion dollars and not one peep of a credible plan to pay it back;  All we get is platitudes about winding down the annual deficit of $1 trillion-plus that is plaguing our nation’s future year after year with […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (candidate, Congress NHCD1) – Question 3: What are your top three things?

by Skip July 17, 2012

Everybody who is running “to accomplish something” (vs running to “be a Someone”) has a list of items of high priority.  So, we wanted to know what is the bee in the bonnet for Rick Parent, running for US Congress in New Hampshire’s first Congressional District! Question 3: What are your top three things? What […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (candidate, Congress NHCD1) – Question 2: Why are you running for Congress in NH-CD1?

by Skip July 16, 2012

It just seems that more and more people have reached out to the ‘Grok to ask to be interviewed and we are happy to do so if they mesh with our political philosophies overall – and Rick was one of the first when he got home from his latest cruise as the Chief Engineer on […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent, candidate for US Congress in NH First Congressional District

by Skip July 15, 2012

Yesterday at the Smart Girl Politics / NH Armed and Fabulous event, we met up with one of the event’s other sponsors: Rick Parent who is running for US Congress from NH’s First Congressional district (you know, THIS guy!).  We had first interviewed him at the CNHT Annual Picnic but the audio from that was […]

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Might be my Favorite Post of the Day: a whole hearted, robust defense of the Second Amendment from a Congressional Candidate

by Skip July 15, 2012

And that would be Rick Parent from Wolfeboro, NH who is running for US Congress in NH’s First Congressional District: This was not a random meeting at some sandpit – this was one of the shooting ranges at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club where the Smart Girl Politics / NH Armed and Fabulous event […]

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GrokTV Event – CNHT in review – The “Congressional” edition!

by Skip July 8, 2012

At yesterday’s CNHT Annual Picnic, there were a number of folks running for US Congress (both of NH’s Congressional Districts) that wanted to get their name out there and try to convince some of the activists there “Hey, look!  You should back me!”. In order of their speaking yesterday:    Congressman Charlie Bass (CD-2)                  Rick […]

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What’s a Fourth without parades? Part 2

by Skip July 4, 2012

Mike, our intrepid “National Correspondent” (since he is constantly flying all over the country!) send in another pic, this time from the Merrimack Fourth of July parade: Real cool antique truck -  Power Wagon! He promises more to come – and here (Update) are some:

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Breaking News: Rick Parent is going to challenge Frank Guinta in NH’s First Congressional District.

by Skip June 7, 2012

Rick, a chief engineer on a ship that has been ferrying supplies to our troops in the Middle East, signed on for the campaign yesterday at the NH Secretary of State’s office.  While he ran in the last election cycle, and held good positions on issues, he just did not have the name recognition to […]

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