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

Bass Finder

 A recent ‘Monitor Staff’ editorial takes the occasion of the Charlie Bass candidacy to take a pot shot at the Tea party movement while asking who Charlie Bass really is?  We know who he is.  He’s a Blue Dog Republican.  But the Monitor needs to fill column inches so they manage to infer through implied …

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February Jobs Numbers

With With reported unemployment flat, we must now wait to see where the state data comes in for the same month.  (not due for another week).  If the states are still shedding jobs, the national data will begin to appear meaningless which is unfortunate.  The unemployment situation is political as a barometer of measuring how …

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Scientists have formed a consensus on the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.  It was George Bush’s fault.  (Couldn’t resist)  Actually it was global warming.  Sorry, that’s not it.  To be honest is was the lack of affordable health care.   Or maybe the stimulus was not “baby-Bear”—you know, “Jussst riggght.”  Or maybe—(maybe) and this …

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It’s Not A Toomah

Arnold Schwarzenegger, (Ahnold) in the movie Kindergarten cop, had that great line when he told the class that he did not have a tumor.  “It’s not a toomah.” But sometimes people believe what they want to, and this applies to Senators and the media and the groundlings who just don’t know any better more often …

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Thank You Carol?

I would like to applaud Carol Shea-Porters decision to return $14,000 to Charlie Rangel, and her public recommendation that he step down from his position as Chair of Ways and Means.  I’m not sure what took so long–wait, I am sure–it’s politically necessary to do it now.  But, at least she did it.

Cat Out Of The Bag

Just what we’ve been warning people about all along. “No one likes raising revenue, and understandably so,” Hoyer said in an address at the Brookings Institution.“But if you’re going to buy, you need to pay – Steny Hoyer You think? I don’t buy the “no one likes raising revenue part,” mostly because were it true, …

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