Speaking of hypocriticalness of requiring ID for guns and voting: California

by Skip March 20, 2018

A state that is using the “death by a thousand cuts” in killing the Second Amendment Rights in their State has summed up the idea of no ID needed to vote here:  Laws??  We don’t need no stinkin’ laws!  After all, they just put an illegal alien into a post in their State Government (reformatted, emphasis […]

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Data Point – who was more efficient in “vote per dollar spent”?

by Skip November 9, 2016

According to Reuters: Relying heavily on an unorthodox mix of social media, unfiltered rhetoric, and a knack for winning free TV time, the New York real estate magnate likely paid less than $5 per vote during his insurgent White House bid, about half what Clinton paid. In total, Trump raised at least $270 million since launching […]

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by Tom September 8, 2016

There are three types of rights – Natural, Civil and Political. Natural Rights are those that are “believed to exist out of the nature of the individual human being, such as Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness“.  These Natural Rights, among others, were espoused in our Declaration of Independence. The protection of these Natural Rights was codified in the US […]

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Brexit Vote Results

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2016
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Mike’s picture is certainly better (One post down if you please), but I thought I’d add the vote for those interested. Congratulations to British voters for freeing themselves from at least one oppressive unresponsive bureaucracy. Map Added:

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Bill O’Brien on Why He Voted “FOR” Medicaid Expansion in the NH House

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2016
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From Bill, on Facebook. I have received a number of questions on Facebook and in emails about why I voted “for” Medicaid Expansion. As the debate reached a conclusion, a number of us were attempting to move for reconsideration of the vote that effectively eliminated the work requirement. The ruling of the Speaker was that […]

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WTF: Senate Republicans – Losing is Winning

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2015
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It was a busy week for the call sign Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. We had five or six solid contenders. But did this one take the crown? Senate Republicans fumble a show-vote on the Iran Treaty then declare a day later that losing is winning. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast You can also get this weeks […]

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Another Republican who won’t vote. Will the GOP listen?

by Skip March 9, 2015

I haven’t put one of these types of letters up for a bit but given the wretched results (again, we no longer listen to the words, only care about real results!) we are seeing from the Republican majorities in both Concord and DC, I expect to see more and more of this; from the Daily […]

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When blank votes, votes? Ask the ” Lauri Sanborn lieutenants”?

by Skip December 16, 2014

Hmmm, much afoot within the NH GOP haunted halls – or is that hunted halls?  Looks like the old Chinese curse of “May you live in interesting times” is of great import right now – and it seems that those that live here are sending us interesting tidbits on which to munch – more J’Ass’perism.  […]

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“In my mind, my vote is an endorsement”

by Skip November 1, 2014

In my mind, my vote is an endorsement. Puts the act of voting in a whole new light, doesn’t it?  Think about that – we give endorsements here at the ‘Grok because we think those candidates believe as we do.  We want them to win by lending our voices to theirs.  We hope that the folks […]

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Priorities – elections are about Priorities. This one is about Obama’s

by Skip October 30, 2014

Let’s revisit this from my last post, shall we? “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 […]

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November 4th – the General Election. Pay attention.

by Skip September 16, 2014

Yes, I will be casting a vote for NH Governor and for the US Senator from NH in the General Election.  More later on whom.  It is very important that you all come to the polls and vote.  Given how the value of our American Citizenship has declined these last 6 years, our Vote is […]

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Vote Andrew Hemingway

by Op-Ed September 9, 2014  

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John Boehner – ‘I Told You So’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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Then minority leader John Boehner speaks before the House the night of ObamaCare in that chamber;  whatever you think of him now, or wheter or not he has since stepped on his own toes (and I think he has)…when it comes to the ACA and what happened after Democrats rammed it though, he had it […]

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Special Election in Nashua Today – Just a Few Votes Will Keep a Vote Fraud Advocate Out of the NH Legislature

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2013
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Pete Silva is the NH Republican running against Vote Fraud Democrat Latha Mangipudi in Ward 8 Nashua tody. Latha Mangipudi harbored an out of state Democrat who voted absentee using Mangipudi’s Nashua, NH Address.  The ballot box stuffer, Alysha Tierney, was still registered to vote from her home in Ludlow MA, and in fact is […]

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“We have to pass the bill to see what is in it” – looks like the EU is doing it too!

by Skip October 25, 2013

They campaign, we elect.  We expect them to write new legislation carefully and well.  Study it, debate it, and then READ it. Lastly, vote on it.  READ it.  Vote on it.  READ it.  Vote on it.  READ it.  Vote on it.  Simple?  Not for our legislators, seemingly.  Is this disease spreading to the EU?  

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Let’s not forget to toss in “National Debt Ceiling” and “defund Obamacare” into the mix

by Skip September 11, 2013

“The Tea Party has had it with Republican leaders, abandoning the GOP in stunning numbers at a time when mainstream leaders are arguing for immigration reform and support for an attack on Syria. A new Pew Research Center poll provided to Secrets on Wednesday found that just 27 percent of Republicans who agree with the […]

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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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Call The Pelosi Twins – The House Vote To Repeal ObamaScare is Today

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2013

Let Carol Ann Shea-McKluster know that…now that we all know what’s in it – we still don’t want it!

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Vote New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2013

Not all but most towns in New Hampshire are voting today.  Please make time to get out and vote, and if possible, bring some neighbors with you. Just do it!

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Voting – 11/6/2012 Results compendium

by Skip November 6, 2012

Fox News calls it: President Obama has been re-elected Romney does not have a mathematical road to victory My unexpected guests have left, the ‘Grok dogs have had some attention paid to them, hopefully the laptop problems have gone to sleep.  Long nite ahead, so time to see what polls are doing.  Pretty much will […]

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Historic Voting in Gilford, NH?

by Skip November 6, 2012

Just returned from voting  – in my little hamlet in Central New Hampsha, it seems like this may be a record setting vote. We have 5,454 registered voter (excluding new registrations today) – as of 12:30pm when I left, there were 2,093 votes today and 600 absentee ballots to be counted. That’s almost 50% – […]

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Will people of Faith stand up to defend that Faith?

by Skip May 18, 2012

The beginning of this extremely well done video lays out the call to Catholics to help protect their faith and their values: In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. This generation of Catholics must do the same. Now […]

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Top 25 Political Mom’s – Vote By April 4th

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2012

Not sure who or why there are any Democrat Mom’s on this list.  I figured they were like Unicorns or perhaps some extinct species we hear about but never see.  But that’s hardly the point of the voting.  The point is to acknowledge moms who have invested themselves in the political debate.  Women with children […]

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Election Day Open Thread

by Steve MacDonald November 2, 2010

Today’s the big day.  I voted around 8:30 AM.  Polling traffic was not steady–no lines to get the ballot but most of the voting booths were occupied. Tell us what’s happening at your polling place, give a shout out, guess the final spread on your candidates victory…whatever. It’s the November 2nd, 2010 Election day open […]

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