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Your lemons didn’t come close to making lemonade, Annie

by Skip March 31, 2014

Let’s just say that while Congressman Annie Kuster (D-NH) put in a magnificent political performance here, she kept that same upstanding level on WMUR’s 6pm news for the event that today was the last day for Obamacare sign up.  After all, don’t do it and you invoke the fines and penalties (although with the many […]

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This is the definition of “Having one’s back”?

by Skip March 30, 2014

“Having one’s back” – the trust that one places in another that no matter the situation, no matter the circumstances, the other guy will be steadfast, present, and loyal.  It’s that last term that seems to be such a nuthingburger in politics where if political speed of movement could be measured when the mud starts […]

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WMUR CloseUp – Pindell confirms it: Scott Brown doesn’t think he needs Conservatives

by Skip March 16, 2014

As Josh McElveen and James Pindell were standing outside of the Pink Cadillac Diner, Pindell confirmed what a lot of Conservatives in the NH GOP have been thinking about Scott Brown (emphasis mine): If you are on the Republican right grassroots, this is a shot right across the bow.  He is not going to back […]

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Oh, I’m quite sure

by Skip March 16, 2014

On today’s WMUR’s CloseUP, Josh McElveen interviewed both Scott Brown and his wife.  He posed a question to Scott (emphasis mine): [Bob Smith said]: You’re so liberal that you should be in a primary with Jeanne Shaheen And the way that Scott Brown answered the question, it seem like a challenge Scott Brown “That’s Bob […]

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He’s got questions, I’ve got observations and answers

by Skip February 10, 2014

Sometimes, it’s easy and sometimes, there’s not much to work with.  But as I’ve said before, if Pindell is gonna ask, SOMEBODY has to answer……even if it is only me.  From last Friday’s Political Scoop: What did Andrew Hemingway’s camp make of Jeb Bradley’s comments on CloseUP that if Brown gets in the U.S. Senate […]

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I would be a hypocrite if I did NOT post this about NH State Senator Jeb Bradley

by Skip February 9, 2014

It’s been a long day and I am just getting to listen to WMUR’s Close Up.  Our official motto is: Spank’em when they’re wrong and Thank’em when they’re right. Bradley is right and I thank him, when he said he’s put a bill in to stem the leaks in the present Highway Fund that allows […]

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Oh James? Methinks you owe Karen Testerman a bit of an apology!

by Skip December 22, 2013

Umm, I didn’t see you, Mr. Pindell, over at the “Second Amendment Corner” either!  Not all that hard to have found it – all that Hunter Orange and such.  So I found this a bit, well, silly: “If Karen Testerman, Gary Lambert and Marilinda Garcia had any political instincts whatsoever they wouldn’t have walked inside […]

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First he calls me the Second Coming of Ryan Williams…..

by Skip November 18, 2013

I know, this is a small ha-ha, right (reformatted, emphasis mine)? Almost a week ago Executive Councilor Ray Burton died leaving what has become a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for others to seriously have a chance of winning his District 1 seat, covering half the state geographically.   On Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan announced the candidate filing period […]

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Sorry Zandra Rice-Hawkins but making an Obama-like pronouncement on CloseUp doesn’t make it true.

by Skip November 18, 2013

On WMUR’s CloseUp yesterday, Greg Moore of AFP/NH and Zandra Rice-Hawkins of Granite State Progress went tete-a-tete over the Medicaid Expansion here in NH.  I’ll be popping up some video about her attempting to make the equivalence that Obamacare is the same as the US Constitution (yes, she really did!) but she did make one […]

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Now she is acting like the person why I voted for the other one.

by Skip October 20, 2013

This is from Pindell: “Ayotte is now acting like the person people thought they voted for.”  James, let me remind you that I’m not the only one – and they were LOUD.  He continues: However, during the shutdown, Ayotte came into her own politically. She was no longer following the lead of mentors like U.S. […]

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The odds of either of them doing this is…

by Skip October 20, 2013

…slim and none.  Methinks Pindell might have just been looking for a word count: Jack Kimball/Jeff Chidester: If this pair of friends decides to publicly get behind someone in a Republican primary, it will serve as a clear signal to tea party activists of which way to go. Kimball is the former state Republican Party […]

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A Party of Pastels – yeah, that will motivate the base (the cowards)

by Skip October 20, 2013

The conservative base is looking for STRONG candidates – those that know the issues, those that have actual stances of granite built on solid philosophy (instead of dingleberry type positions that flapped in every political wind / event that comes along), and those can inspire them that they will do what they say and keep […]

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OK. I’ll play that game…

by Skip October 4, 2013

Political Scoop – every Friday (mostly – he’s not as prolific as we are) Pindell puts up his Political Standing weekly and it generally has a Questions of the Week in it. Given that he mentioned us, I’ll play along with it: What are we to make of the Union Leader linking to Granite Grok […]

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Voter Fraud – WMUR’s “Closeup” – INTENT – When a law is based solely on Intent, is it really a law?

by Skip August 12, 2013

Another clip from WMUR’s “Closeup” where Voter Fraud was the topic.  I did put up an excerpt quoting Grant Bosse from the Josiah Bartlett Center here where the take away was: “We should just set up voting booths at the airport and at rest stops.” In reviewing both segments again, the operative word that the […]

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WMUR – the Class of the Show by making a horrendus murder / suicide a political event

by Skip August 11, 2013

Update and bumped:  9:53pm and a loyal reader emailed to let me know that, indeed, WMUR rewrote their post: Savyon was known to the local community through his political activity. He unsuccessfully ran three times for state representative as a Republican, including a special-election loss in Feb. 2012. He was also active in Libertarian activities […]

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Voter Fraud – WMUR’s “Closeup” – domicile, intent, and “getting inside their heads”

by Skip August 11, 2013

Domicile and intent – which the Democrat Party has turned into “drive-by living” and “you can’t know what’s in my head” constructions to violate the integrity of true NH voters simply for partisan purposes.  NH Law: “An inhabitant’s domicile for voting purposes is that one place where a person, more than any other place, as […]

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Answering the question that WMUR’s Pindell asks – Part II

by Skip August 9, 2013

Heh!  This one’s easy (again from today’sWMUR  Political Standing: Remember when then-NHGOP chair Fergus Cullen pulled the party’s sponsorship of a 2008 Fox News presidential debate and the candidates showed up anyway? (Well, minus Ron Paul who wasn’t invited.) Not really, but the better question is:  “They didn’t pay attention to him then – has […]

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Answering the question that WMUR’s Pindell asks: As if Conservatives don’t already know the answer?

by Skip August 9, 2013

From today’s Political Standing: Why haven’t conservatives suggested the closing of local supermarket chains have some something to do with Obamacare? (Even if there is no evidence of it.)? Betcha that took a long time of contemplation. Leave it to WMUR to ask a question, intimating that Conservatives should manufacturing a cloud of dust about […]

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A Little WMURphy for You.

by Steve MacDonald August 5, 2013

I think I know why WMUR was miffed at us.  No, not becasue Skip fingered them for media bias, though I just did that here again and on Red State, so we should probably expect another letter from their lawyer.   I think it’s becasue, well, let me show you. Skip MURphy W MUR If Mr. […]

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New Hampshire Says State Gun Laws Should Stay the Same or Be Less Strict by 51-46%

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2013

The Title WMUR ran with was “Granite Staters unhappy with failure of gun background check bill.”  Were they? A new poll shows almost half of Granite Staters think gun laws should be stricter, and a majority were angry or dissatisfied that an effort to expand background checks failed. The WMUR Granite State Poll shows that […]

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Once again – base vs Establishment. Pindell thinks Establish Reps should tell the base to buzz off – will they?

by Skip May 10, 2013

Sosnik notes that many Republicans are more concerned about losing in a primary than a general election, which makes compromise harder. That’s a quote from Politico on a piece that a Democrat strategy claiming that the Democrat Party is in decline (especially after Obama).  The thrust of it, given the entire piece, is that Republicans […]

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Some thoughts on the Pindell / Cline / Douglas criticisms of the Honor Your Oath Rally – Part 1

by Skip April 25, 2013

I’m not even sure that James Pindell, Chuck Douglas, and Drew Cline were even at the same rally I was from reading their criticism (one at the WMUR site, two Union Leader Op-Eds)  – or even bothered to watched the videos that were up at several sites.  Each of them decided to tear the folks […]

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Did WMUR Spike A Story About A NH Democrat In ‘Hot Water?’

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2013

I was cruising my news-reader and came across this story from WMUR, News 9 Manchester NH. Not long after that, (within the same hour) only slightly later chronologically in the news feed, we see this content posted by WMUR… When you try to link to the first story, about both a Republican and a Democrat in hot water…that […]

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Democrat State Rep. Janice Schmidt in the Hall of Shame, Taking Her Insipience and Going Home

by Scott Morales April 22, 2013

Apparently, Rep Janice Schmidt does not like it when her words boomerang back wildly placing her on an embarrassingly exposed defense. My post on Rep Schmidt’s stating “All murders aren’t the same” has gotten her unwanted attention and wedged her into a bind. WMUR’s Political Director James Pindell picked up on it and added her […]

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GrokTALK! Snippets–Segment One: Steve And Skip Wander the Political Plantation

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2013

The full April 13th podcast went up here earlier today, but now it is time to break it down into the more digestible bits. In Segment one of this weeks podcast Skip and Steve manage to talk about sovereignty, hose, tangent alerts, extremism, our sexy and modern constitution, ACNation media, WMUR, skiing through Global Warming, […]

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Why, James? We’ll let you know what you missed later – maybe at the Rally, even.

by Skip April 12, 2013

On the occasion of the day of the week being Friday, I sometimes go over to WMUR‘s Political Scoop to see what Pindell is yakking about in NH politics. Hey, it’s what we political bloggers do here in NH and everywhere else – find a story and take a riff off it or a fisking […]

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Ovide Lamontagne – strong words from the nicest guy in politics for the Jeanne Shaheen Machine (Nasty??)

by Skip April 3, 2013

Ovide Lamontagne was on WMUR’s Close Up this past Sunday (and yes, I DVR it and yes, I forgot that I had transcribed this, so putting it up now.  Josh McElveen, trying to wheedle out of Ovide whether or not he’s going to run for a specific office this time around.  Here, he tries to […]

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WMUR demonstrates bias in Journalism – covers sparse National Day to Demand Action anti-gun rally, ignores .223 Day of Resistance pro-gun rally

by Skip March 28, 2013

Sparsely attended indeed for a day where the “kick the Second Amendment lovers” folks decided to have a “National Day to Demand Action”.  WMUR decided to cover it, with a quick spot at 5pm by reporter, Jennifer Gannon, sweeping her hand towards the middle of the Portsmouth’s Market Square announcing the soon-to-start rally – showing […]

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“Gun Control” – that’s just so HARSH. WMUR approves of Obama Administration’s Politically Correct term: “safety”

by Skip January 10, 2013

During lunch I wanted to find out what the weather was going to be so I switched on WMUR and listened to Melinda Davenport read the update on the Presidential Gun Task Force: Well, the gun debate continues to heat up.  VP Joe Biden kicked off his gun violence task force yesterday by meeting with […]

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