Steve MacDonald

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist. A member of the 603 Alliance, NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and the host of GrokTALK! Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok

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Nine Years Ago Today I Published My First Post for GraniteGrok.com

Nine years ago today, on February 20th, 2010, I published my first post at GraniteGrok.com. It was about Dan Itse’s bill to create a House committee whose purpose would be to consider the constitutionality of things. Government things. Later that same week I would write about taxes, commuter rail, Carol Shea-Porter, Paul Hodes, and Jeanne …

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SCOTUS – 8th Amendment Applies to States And Asset Forfeiture

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the 8th amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the states in a case on asset forfeiture. It’s not a close call. The vote was 9-0. “Held: The Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is an incorporated protection applicable to the States under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.”

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Voter Owned Campaign Finance Bill A Waste of Time and Money

The so-called campaign finance reformers are at it again. This time they’ve got a behemoth of a bill only Rube Goldberg could love. A massive, convoluted tome that adds a mountain of rules that would only impact six political races in the entire state. The Governor’s race and the state’s five Executive Council seats.  SB 304- FN-A is AN ACT …

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President Trump Pulls Plug on California’s High Speed Rail Project

If you’ve missed this weekday political “TV drama,” it’s juicy. California Governor Newsom pulled his National Guard troops off the border. His state is suing the Trump Administration over the National Emergency Declaration. And, they are not building that High-Speed Rail line from Los Angeles to San Fran.

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Nick Sandmann Lawsuit Against the Washington Post asks for 250 Million in Damages

We told you it was coming and here it is. The first official lawsuit by Covington Kid Nick Sandmann seeks damages of 250 million dollars from the Washington Post. The exact sum Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos paid to acquire the ‘democracy dies in darkness’ sensationalizer of fake news. Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann …

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Quick Shot: Civil Rights Leader Want’s Hate-Hoaxer Jussie Smollett Arrested

Najee Ali, the director of Project Islamic HOPE, is pissed at Hate Hoaxer Jussie Smollett. His performance, according to Ali, was dangerous and an insult to actual victims. And he want’s the man Arrested. “It’s a slap in the face. We have many members of the black community and the LGBTQ community who have been the …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Channels Rapper Talib Kweli on the Berlin Wall

Mr. Trump and most of America would like a barrier on the southern border to keep people from entering the US illegally. The Berlin Wall was built to keep people trapped in Communist-controlled East Berlin from escaping the glories of socialism. Alexandria Ocasio Cortex opened her mouth on the latter, and it sounds like she got …

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Obama Declared 12 “National Emergencies” and Ten of Them are Still in Effect

Having declared the abuse of the national emergency as unconstitutional let us at least admit that so is almost everything else the government does. Most folks don’t know or care. The media only cares when it’s a president. More specifically a president Trump. Because Mr. Obama declared a dozen National emergencies and ten of those …

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Bernie Sanders is IN! Promises, “economic, social, racial and environmental justice.”

Bernie Sanders has announced. He is running for President. Sorry, he isn’t JUST running for President. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist said in an email to supporters. “Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and …

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