Speaker Jasper Tries To Hamstring Roll Call Transparency Again

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2016

Jaspercrats in the NH House are taking another stab at making transparency more difficult. (From my In-Box) Today the House rules committee is meeting to discuss the rules for the  house for next year.  It is my understanding that House leadership (both R&Ds) are pushing to move the number of “seconds” needed for a roll call […]

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Hillary Speaks For Free!

by Mike July 29, 2016

The NY Post couldn’t help noticing the departure from her normal practice…. and did another of their famous covers:

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Editing History In the New Hampshire House

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2016
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Last week we discovered a New Hampshire House “tradition” of which no one else appears to have been aware. The permanent record, the written history of what is said and done in the lower chamber of the Granite State’s Legislative body, is subject to random acts of review before becoming permanent. There are plenty of […]

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“…it’s what you do AFTERWARDS that’s most important”

by Skip December 15, 2015

Sighingly, I have to say that for many Republican politicians, that’s the part of the meme they either forget or wish that WE would forget.  However, more and more, the utter disdain and the [political] sins that many of the Republican “leadership” have participated in are, as Rev “G-D America” Wright used to say, coming […]

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Right to Know NH Authors Bills To Improve Government Transparency

by GrokWatch News Desk December 8, 2015
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Right to Know New Hampshire has authored and submitted to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, three bills to bring the letter of the ‘right-to-know’ law closer to the spirit of the law. These bills, which amend the Right-To-Know law (RSA 91-A), will help to increase public disclosure and improve government transparency.

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NH Right To Life – suit to find the WHYs / WHATs / HOWs of that illegal PP funding by the Feds

by Skip August 10, 2015

We’ve blogged a number of times that the last time the Republicans held all 5 seats of the NH Executive that they voted to deny funding to Planned Parenthood here in NH.  Then, so it seems, that the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH, Jeanne Shaheen, just happened to ante up lots of Fed money (e.g., […]

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GrokTALK! – Do You Want Parents Engaged or Not?

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2015
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In part two of our interview with Ann Marie Banfield we continue the discussion on parental rights, education transparency, and the duality of education experts that claim they want parents engaged but then embrace policies and curriculum that keep them disengaged. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and […]

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Blogline of the Day – Clintonian

by Skip March 10, 2015

HILLARY: CARRYING TWO PHONES WAS TOUGH, SO I JEOPARDIZED NATIONAL SECURITY AND EVADED TRANSPARENCY LAWS It’s always about the Clintons….and maybe she’d had an “accomplishment” if she had used two? (H/T: Big Government)

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I Don’t Know About You But I’m Ready For Hillary.

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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You know what is really REALLY funny about this?  Remember when the left, including all those New Hampshire Democrats (who love them some Clinton) were crying in 2010 (all the time actually) about money coming in from outside the country?  You remember that?  During all of that “outrage” Hillary Clinton and the Clinton foundation were […]

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Hassan Stiffs Concord Monitor And They Don’t Like It

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2015
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Welcome to the Real World. This famous cinematic quote suits the moment as the Concord Monitor, the pragmatic-socialist New Hampshire “paper-of-record,” finds itself on the receiving end of progressive-bureaucrat obfuscation. In the movie, Morpheus has pulled the wool of the Matrix from Neo’s eyes.  The modern world as he knows it does not exist.  In […]

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School Board Tyranny Part II

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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We continue our discussion about holding elected boards accountable with Ken Eyring and Tom Murray. In Part II we dig deeper into the background on Cenergistic, and the events at the meeting that promoted the board to call the police on a taxpayer who objected to a vote on a no-bid contract without any public […]

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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 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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It Shouldn’t Take 20 ‘Seconds’ (To Keep Government Transparent)

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2014
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One the first things the Democrat elected speaker Shawn Jasper, the RINO’s and the Democrats (is that redundant?) in the NH House have tried to do is to make it more difficult to be held accountable for their votes.    They have proposed a rule requiring that at least 20 reps stand up to”second” every request […]

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NH House Rules Committee – Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper rigs the rules against voters by seconds

by Skip December 18, 2014

Yes, the Democrat appointed Speaker took charge in his own committee Sidenote:   Rules     71.7% D+ Shawn J’ass’per (r-Hudson) Chair       82.3% B Gene G. Chandler (r-Bartlett) Vice Chair    (scores being their HRA scores – neither has one to write home about) and passed a rule that I believe is anti-voters (er, we voters) and anti-Govt Transparency.  […]

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8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2014
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If AP is saying it can it be true? The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recentlyat a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers. The problem extends across the […]

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And the Los Angeles School Board provides a great example for the tweet Steve found

by Skip September 18, 2014

The decision comes less than three weeks after KPCC published two-year-old internal emails that raised questions about whether Superintendent John Deasy’s meetings and discussions with Apple and textbook publisher Pearson influenced the school district’s historic $500 million technology contract. And that tweet would be this one: As the state has increasingly infringed on our privacy, it has increasingly […]

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Notable Quote – Josh Earnest on Obama Administration Transparency

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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From the desk of Baghdad Bob…. “The president’s commitment to transparency and the crucial role of the independent press is unwavering. The president has set an historically high standard of transparency that is part of the legacy to which future presidents will aspire …” Josh Earnest – Obama White House Press Secretary That would be […]

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Yee of No Faith At All

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Leland Yee deserves the coverage he has gotten here and elsewhere because he is a typical ruling class Democrat.  “We” must have laws that limit you, but I can do whatever the hell I want.  And it appears he did.  Bribery. Influence peddling.  There’s a hint of drug trafficking in there, and of course gun-running. […]

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Zandra Rice Hawkins Doth Protest Too Much

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2014

Zandra Rice Hawkins has taken a sudden concern with regard to political labels.  She thinks that recent AFP political ads in which the stories of two women who happen to be Republicans, should have made that clear up front.  OK. Zandra.  Who funds GraniteState Progress?  Where does the money come from to finance your war […]

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Vulnerable Shaheen Doubles Down On Support For More IRS Intimidation

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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The Hill Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.” “Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, […]

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Hillsborough County Democrats Don’t Want You To Know They Just Raised Your Taxes

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2013

When a roll call vote was asked for, to go on the record in support of a substantial county budget increase, elected NH Democrats in the Hillsborough country delegation went of their way to ensure that there was no record of the vote. What happened to transparency?  If you are certain that you need to […]

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Fake EPA Employee Received Awards for Ethics and Email Records Management

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

High ranking members of the most transparent administration in history have already been tied to fake email addresses used to hide conversations from prying eyes and Freedom of Information act requests.  Lisa Jackson at EPA was one of them.  She used the alias Richard Windsor, a fake EPA employee, whose email address permitted Jackson to […]

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Eastwooding The New Hampshire State Senate On Roll Call Votes

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

If party designations connote principles, and party pledges imply performance, and we extend that assumption to the relationship between electoral action and legislative response, then it should not be beyond the pale to expect the elected to provide proof of individual effort toward securing the principles and pledges upon which their election to office was […]

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Blue Hampshire Hits Reset Button on Democrat Cynthia Chase?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2013

ALG’s Daily Grind at Net Right Daily is reporting the rantings of New Hampshire Democrat Cynthia Chase…with a Tweest!  OK, it’s actually an update. The blog post from Rep. Cynthia Chase has been pulled down. In fact the whole website, was completely reset today just as light was being shed on the questionable blog […]

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Ding dong……..sorta.

by Susan Olsen December 29, 2012

H/T Daily Caller

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GrokTV Event: Ovide Lamontagne House Event Q&A-Q6: Additional comments on transparent healthcare costing?

by Skip February 27, 2012

Ovide continued answering questions from the crowd which, very much , were concerned about healthcare costs and the government intrusion into that marketplace.  They wanted to be in control of their own destiny, but found that Government was more of a hindrance than a help.  Here, they kept prodding Ovide on a push to refine […]

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Czar Search

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2011

Want to relive some of the juicy details of his most controversial appointments or their departures? It’s in there.

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Dangerous Democrats

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2011

Obama and the democrats can let Iran build nukes because it is a no-lose situation for them. Inaction is action. If by chance Iran does not nuke up, they will take credit. If it does, and then kills millions, they will blame George Bush, or obstructionist Republicans.

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by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2010

“I now know what the democrats really meant when they promised to create ‘more transparency in government.’ After just a few months in complete control…we were able to see right through them. ”

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Hey, Did He Learn This From Carol Seiu-Porter? Runaway!

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2010

Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes are alumni of the Health care debacle with its kickbacks, and buy-offs and special deals for unions, Big Pharma, and favored industry leaders. Endangered democrats will only suffer further if the likes of Donald Berwick succumb to questioning.

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