Christopher Maidment, Author at Granite Grok

Christopher Maidment

Conservatarian political activist, board member Hillsborough County Republicans and Get Involved PAC. Amateur Chicken Rancher. Not a free stater, but wish I was (if only I knew about it sooner!)

UPDATED: Reports of Multiple People Shot in Pelham

What we’ve learned: There was a wedding this morning, where the shooting occurred.  The funeral for Minister Garcia was scheduled for after the wedding.  A preliminary investigation has shown that this is not a random incident. Guests at the wedding ‘gang’ tackled the shooter. Two people are injured, one of them has been transported to …

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New York Goes Full San Fran. Never Go Full San Fran

Earlier this year, San Francisco banned the used of the word ‘felon’, among other terms in order to make “everyone” feel “better.”  Now, New York City is following suit, according to the New York Post. Not that long ago, New York City banned the term “illegal alien” and promised to fine violators up to $250,000.  They’re following …

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Andrew Gillum for Veep?

Florida is a must win for Democrats in 2020, no doubt.  Without Florida, it’s hard to see a path to victory. So, it stands to reason that the presumptive Democrat nominee, Elizabeth Warren, would be trying to court Andrew Gillum, which was reported earlier by the Daily Beast.  Gillum lost to Republican Governor Ron Desantis …

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Call Them Nazi’s – That’ll Stop ‘Em!

Local politics is fun.  Heavy emphasis on the sarcasm, really heavy.  A letter to the editor in tomorrow’s Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (sound familiar?) likens me and my petition to Abolish the Planning Board to nazi governance. Clever! Funny though, that the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s policy on LTE’s requires that they be of “general interest and in good …

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Portsmouth Bans Styrofoam?

New Hampshire is a Dillon Rule State, not a Home Rule one.  This means, only the legislature can pass laws, unless they’ve passed a law the ‘enables’ municipalities to create their own.  These must be specific enabling statutes, such as the one that enables planning boards. RSA 673:1 –  “I. Any local legislative body may …

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Trump Recruits Gowdy for Impeachment Defense

Trey Gowdy, former Congressman from South Carolina, will join the Trump impeachment defense team, according to reports. Gowdy rose to prominence during the Benghazi hearings, chairing the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. He did not run for reelection in 2018 in order to pursue a legal …

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