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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Candidates for US Congress in CD-2

by Skip July 9, 2018

Like NH’s First Congressional District (NH CD-1), there are plenty of candidates to look at/worry over (depending on your political point of view) in CD-2. It is different than CD-1 where it is an open seat (again, Carol Shea-Porter has grabbed the Congressional retirement gold ring and bailed). Self-proclaimed uber-Progressive Annie Kuster is gunning for […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – Candidates for US Congress in CD-1

by Skip July 9, 2018

Candidates aplenty during the CNHT Picnic (“Old Home Day for Conservatives” – you ought to be there next year!) and with Carol SEIU-Porter retiring (just long enough to get that beefy US Congress retirement plan!), the seat is wide open.  Boy, is it wide open: 6 Republicans – Michael Callis, Bruce Crochetiere, Jeffory W. Denaro, Eddie […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Dr. Stewart Levenson

by Skip June 4, 2018

Last of the candidates to talk during the Belknap County GOP’s annual fund raiser on the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee was Dr. Stewart Levenson.  He, too, is running in NH’s Second Congressional District: Previous Videos:

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Steve Negron

by Skip June 4, 2018

Following Brian Belanger was his friend, Steve Negron.  Both are running for the US House of Representatives in NH’s Second Congressional District.  Like the others, Steve addressed the crowd on the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee. Note: it seems that a number of the candidates are prior military – many of them Air Force […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Brian Belanger

by Skip June 4, 2018

Joining Lynne Blankenbeker in NH CD-2 is another newcomer to politics: Brian Belanger.  He focused his talk in his main issues: Previous Videos:

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Lynne Blankenbeker

by Skip June 3, 2018

Lynne Blankenbeker was the next candidate up but this time in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.  A former NH State Representative from Concord as well as a captain in the Navy Reserves, she’s decided like Andy Sanborn to move up to the next rung on the political ladder.  She, too, makes the case to the assembled […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn

by Skip June 3, 2018

NH State Senator Andy Sanborn decided to forego running for re-election to the NH Senate and decided that he would also make the run for the US House of Representatives in the NH First Congressional District.  Here, he addresses the M/S Mount Washington crowd on board for the Belknap County GOP annual fundraiser. Previous Videos: […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Bruce Crochetiere

by Skip June 3, 2018

Following Eddie Edwards was newcomer to politics: successful tech businessman, Bruce Crochetiere.  He is also running in NH’s First Congressional District and adding a new perspective to the race. Previous Videos: Belknap County GOP Mount Washington Cruise – Eddie Edwards

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GrokTV – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn running for US Congress

by Skip March 22, 2018

A number of Liberty minded folks, the Lakes Region Porcupines (you know, those folks that give Democrats “the vapors” and make spittle fleck from their mouths) have a monthly meeting to which I should go more often.  Anyways, this past Saturday I went to eat some Chinese food and yak with the different political activists […]

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GrokTV Interview: Mark Hounsell – US Congress in NH CD01

by Skip March 13, 2018

In addition to the other interviews from the 4th Annual Women’s Defense League of NH gun rally, Mark Hounsell (a current Carroll County Commissioner, Conway School Board member, and former NH State Senator) recognized me and chatted for a few minutes about his run for US Congress in NH’s First Congressional District: His blogsite is […]

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GrokTV Interview: Steve Negron running for Congress in NH’s CD-2

by Skip March 12, 2018

One of the first folks I ran into at the rally was loyal reader and commenter was Allen and his better half – just wanted to say “Hi” again! I also ran into Steve Negron who announced a while ago that he was going to be running in the Republican Primary to become that Party’s […]

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When Nations Refuse To Take Back Their Criminal Illegal Aliens – Strip Their Foreign Aid

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2017

Most American’s probably agree that illegal aliens who commit crimes should be sent home after they get out of prison. What they don’t know is that if the host country refuses to take them, the illegal alien is let loose on American streets, often to commit new crimes. But that could change. One Congressman is suggesting […]

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What’s the similarity between Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”) and Jennifer Horn?

by Skip August 17, 2015

Both have nicknames (one is “Half Pint”, won’t mention the other one) Both are politicians Both hate true conservatives And lastly, Gilbert joined Horn by running when owing the IRS 6 figure amounts: Actress Melissa Gilbert, the “Little House on the Prairie” star who this week announced her candidacy for a Michigan congressional seat next […]

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Email Doodlings – “US House Declares Obama Amnesty “Null and Void…” Yawn….

by Skip December 4, 2014

Yawn and yawn again.  As we have intimated before, some of our best (and snarkiest!) conversation are not here on GraniteGrok but in our (closed) email group of Groksters.  Occasionally, some of it comes out – and here is one of them as I pretty much took exception to the message of Steve’s post:  US […]

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Good question on the NFL’s and Congress’ Morality

by Skip September 20, 2014

After all, the NFL is just a game and can’t boss you around; Congress does so all the time.  And in many cases, they are less moral than NFL players. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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GrokTV: Marilinda Garcia’s “Race to Congress” event – MicroInterview with Marilinda

by Skip June 30, 2014

At the end of the event, as I said here, Marilinda did give us a few minutes to do one of our “patented” Micro-Intervews.  Given the news of Friday from the Supreme Court as well as in anticipation of today’s decisions, those result served as the basis of the quick questions: Also, one of the […]

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GrokTV: Marilinda Garcia’s “Race to Congress” event Micro-interview – Dave

by Skip June 29, 2014

As we mentioned (here, here, here, and here), NH State Rep Marilinda Garcia’s campaign (for US Congress, NH CD-2) had an event named “Race to Congress” to which it donated two Gold VIP passes to the event that we tried to raffle off during GrokTALK!.  Unfortunately, I think our normal Saturday 9-11am listeners took one look skyward, […]

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The Truth about the Vietnam War

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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Did the United States win or lose the Vietnam War? We are taught that it was a resounding loss for America, one that proves that intervening in the affairs of other nations is usually misguided. The truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it. The Communists in North Vietnam actually […]

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Indirect polling by video views of NH Republican Primary Candidates

by Skip May 7, 2014

I am late on putting up the videos for the Belknap County Convention (Delegation) concerning its budget process (H/T: Rosemary!).  In the process of setting up and then uploading Part 3 (re: NH State Rep Dennis Fields has a meltdown at its end), I noticed the number views received by speakers and candidates on the video […]

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting – Candidates, US Senate – Scott Brown, Jim Rubens, Bob Smith, Karen Testerman

by Skip May 4, 2014

From the Corner Office / NH Governor primary race, the next set of candidates to have their three minute speech to the Party faithful were the four vying to be the NH GOP nominee for the US Senate and retire the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH, Jeanne Shaheen.  A couple of quick observations: Scott Brown […]

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“Depends on our education…”

by Skip April 28, 2014

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.”    – Fisher Ames  (do you know who is is?*  After the jump) Every time […]

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Data Point – maybe we can throw ALL the bums out?

by Skip January 25, 2014

(H/T: The Wire)

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Data Point – Democrats: the Party of the Rich

by Skip January 15, 2014

Guess how many Democrats make up “the top 10 richest people in Congress“? Ya think they’d be willing to pitch in a substantial amount of their net worth to help out their good buddy Obama’s campaign to “reduce income inequality”?  While anyone here in the US that makes > $34,000 / year is in the […]

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DaTechGuy – revisionism out of DC? Or are you are making us not care?

by Skip December 13, 2013

DaTechGuy has good advice (emphasis mine, reformatted) for the Speaker of the House, given his outburst about Conservatives.  But guess what? The reason you have a majority to be speaker , are invited to Sunday shows and have your press conferences covered is because of the Tea Party that mobilized to elect that GOP majority.  […]

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Why Shea-Porter (and other Libs) are wrong to blame the Tea Party

by Tom August 19, 2013

Reposting of editorial written by Jeff Chidester Seacoastonline.com (August 18, 2013) Washington, D.C., has long been an island floating on a sea of hypocrisy. There are many castaways on this island, each playing a role in our national economic recklessness. But for some to blame the mess in D.C. on the Tea Party is utterly preposterous.

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And Now For the Ammunition Ban

by Rick Olson April 5, 2013

“If there are twelve clowns in a ring, you can jump in the middle and start reciting Shakespeare, but to the audience, you’ll just be the thirteenth clown” —Adam Walinsky We’ve talked a great deal these past months about a potential gun grab. What went sleepliy unnoticed was Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Rep. Carolyn […]

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Ron Paul’s Farewell Address on the House Floor

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2012

It’s over 48 minutes so grab a beverage and a snack.  Good speech.  Compelling questions.  (And yes,  as a matter of fact I do expect Tim to re-post this having not noticed I put it up already.  Dig!) Here’s a meat and potatoes RP quote for you to chew on… “I’ve thought a lot about […]

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Guinta Calls Shea-Porter

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

Congressman Guinta called Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter to congratulate her on her win. (From the Guinta Press Release) “I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories. “What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my […]

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A possible Congressional seat pickup by a Repub in Arizona in a Dem leaning District?

by Skip October 26, 2012

From time to time, we get requests from other parts of the country to see if we’d give a little blog time to issues or candidates from far away from GrokLand here in NH.  We’re generally happy to do so, so Rob, here you go!  From a post from my blog friend Jim Hoft at […]

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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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