SB 120

In Honor Of SB120 And Its Sponsor

by Mike July 12, 2014

(Bumped due to our discussion with Matt Murphy of Strong NH ) With Apologies to Jerry Holbert, and to remind our readers who is responsible for the SB120 incumbency protection act (see Steve’s article), I offer this tortured version of Holbert’s masterpiece:

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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Notable Quote – John Adams

by Susan Olsen June 21, 2014

“…we use no other artillery than goose quills..” Or pixels.    

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GrokSHOTS! – No Speech For You

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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Michelle Levell reminds us that the NH Senate reaffirmed its assault on free speech… GrokShot!  No Speech For You  (60 sec) Looking for more…Click here to Listen to this Weeks program Listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher. Please Like, Link and Share!

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GrokTALK! May 10th Segment Two – No Free Speech For The Peasants

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2014
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No Free Speech for the Peasants! In segment two Kevin Bloom joins us to talk about anti-seech bill SB 120.   We talk transparency, whether the bill would do what proponents claim (it wont), who benefits most (elected officials, political parties, lobbyists), and who gets hurt (the grassroots, small business owners, and regular, unsuspecting citizens). […]

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SB 120 As Amended – Is Worse

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2014
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Is it ironic that the response of legislators to an attack on free speech is to add more words to the bill that attacks free speech?  You can’t just kill it and let speech be, can you? SB 120 has an amendment now.  I read the amendment.  It’s crap, see for yourself. Amendment 2014_1654 SB […]

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Hearing Today on Senate Bill 120 – Mauling Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2014

There is another hearing today on Senate Bill 120, the effort to maul free speech in New Hampshire.  It is scheduled for 10:45 am at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH. There was talk at the last hearing about offering an amendment.  What that might be has been kept a secret. If we are […]

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SB 120 Ruling Class Speech Cartel Lesson Number One

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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(Last I heard the hearing for SB120 is this afternoon at the legislative office building- 1:00- 1:30pm) Lesson number one – Money is speech. If money isn’t speech why do candidates need so much of it to get their ‘message’ out?  The message is political speech.  The money is the vehicle to effective political speech–speech […]

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SB 120 Update – They Need Another Workgroup Session Before They Try To Deny You Your Rights

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2014
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Thursday the New Hampshire House held a workgroup session on Senate Bill 120 – an effort to institutionalize political speech within the ruling class.  Read this if that concept or this bill is new to you–or even if it is not. The result of that was a decision to hold another session next week. ( […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 12, 2014

…Neither you nor I, nor any small business owner, or interested local grass-roots group, will ever have the time or resources to risk tangling with complex “speech” laws, loaded with trip wires.  Speech becomes a luxury commodity protected for the wealthy and well-connected, at the exclusion of a majority of the populace. If and when […]

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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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Where I disagree with Steve on SB 120 – the NH Republican State Senator Incumbent Protection Racket Act

by Skip February 9, 2014

No,  Steve, it is NOT “not… intentional“: I’m not saying that any of this was intentional, by the way.  I’m saying that the sponsors are probably too blinkered by their own arrogance, trapped in the tunnel-vision of their own circumstances, to realize the destructive power of what they are trying to do. I believe SB120′s […]

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NH SB 120 The Democrats Long Sought ‘Wall Of Separation’ Between “Free” and “Speech” (Sponsored by Republicans)

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2014
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Rumor has it that the NH Republican majority Senate is ready to dust off Republican sponsored SB 120, and push it through the legislature.  The democrats could not be happier. SB 120 is a bill that redefines what a committee is, and what classifies as an expenditure for the purposes of political speech.  And it […]

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GrokTALK! February, 8th 2014 – the Videos

by Skip February 8, 2014

As always, Steve beat me to the posting (er, it takes a while to get the videos into the right shape for editing and then posting).  Also nice to report that with figuring out how to work with the UStream files (created during our livestreaming of our events), we’ll be posting the video of the […]

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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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