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!)

Ryan Buchanan NH Ilhan Omar

New Hampshire’s Ilhan Omar – State Rep. Ryan Buchanan?

Who is Ryan Buchanan, really, and is he New Hampshire’s Ilhan Omar? I ask, of course, because Ilhan Omar said “some people did something,” in regards to 9/11. The largest domestic terror attack in our history, killing 2,977 Americans in a few short hours, and minimized it to “some people did something.” This isn’t a …

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Riverside Racetrack Closed AG

“That’s Big Government For You:” Racetrack Won’t Open After AG Threats

Under threat of the state’s attorney general, the Riverside Speedway in Northumberland will not open to the public this weekend, after having opened for business over Memorial Day. “[U]nfortunately, big government is going to win again,” Riverside Speedway said in a Facebook post. “[A]s a family, we have decided to sit this weekend, May 30, …

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Mask Mandate Fines Nashua

Nashua Mask Mandate Passes with Fines up to $1,000

Mask-less shoppers in Nashua could face fines up to $1,000 for violating the city’s new mask mandate. The Board of Alderman voted to implement a new emergency ordinance on Thursday evening requiring all persons to wear a cloth face covering to enter any business, multi-unit residential complex or commercial building. Alderman Jan Schmidt, speaking with …

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As Lockdown Lingers, Legislators’ Frustrations Begin to Mount – via NHJournal

Via NHJournal – by Christopher Maidment As Gov. Chris Sununu’s business lockdown approaches Day 50, the state legislature also remains closed for business. While Republican Gov. Sununu has been receiving high marks in polls for his handling of the crisis, Republican legislators are frustrated they’re being left out of the process. Unlike the business sector, …

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now what New Hampshire

Now What New Hampshire?

From pictures and videos I’ve seen online it appears that several hundred people gathered at the State House today to protest the Governor’s economic shutdown. That is their right, guaranteed by both the New Hampshire and United States Constitution, and it appears not a single person was arrested for gathering in violation of the Governor’s …

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Commissioner Frank Edelblut

VIDEO: Remote Learning Conversation with Commissioner Edelblut

Last night Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire hosted a discussion with Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut and SBOE Chair Drew Cline. The conversation focused on Remote Learning in New Hampshire because of COVID, state policy changes that needed to be made to make it possible, why NH was able to leap into Remote Learning …

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Live Free and Rant

Live Free and Rant 4: Every Business is Essential

Another lovely day in the apocalypse, and the US government has still shut down giant chunks of the economy. We go over our brave representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) and his unpopular stand against due process and pork barrel spending in the latest stimulus bill. We also cover the designation of some businesses as “non-essential” in …

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NH Liquor Stores Closing

NH Liquor Stores Closing Some Locations

New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets announced today on Facebook that they will be temporarily closing some of their locations due to a lack of staffing. These closures have already taken effect, according to a spokesperson for the NHSLC outlets. The locations now temporarily closed are: Milford Jaffrey Walpole Lincoln Hinsdale Winchester Swanzey The Governor …

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Tell us YOUR story on Remote Learning

Remote Learning has now been in effect for at least a full week statewide, longer in many districts. I want to hear from you about how it’s going so far. Good stories, bad stories, in between. Shoot me an email with your remote learning experience at chris+remotelearning@maidmentnh.com Look forward to hearing from you!