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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist; A member of the board 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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  “Dances with Wolves” meets the “Lion King,” only instead of hyenas coming to rob the available resources away from the soldier who has gone native and his new BFF’s we get GIJOE Rise Of Cobra meets Blackwater—and maybe toss in a few minutes of Altered States for good measure.  That’s my take on Avatar, …

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No Gambling

In the smoldering ruin of SB 489–this years gambling bill, even after a massive campaign by Millennium gaming and its big-money FixItNow NH campaign quarter-backed by their Public relations goo-roo Richard Killion, (whom I suspect is this guy), we get comments like this, from this morning’s Union Leader. “What’s clear is that today’s vote runs …

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Have We Got Hodes By The Sach(s)

Now that the government has conveniently brought charges against Goldman Sachs–just in time for the fiscal reform debate (cough-cough)–is Paul Hodes willing to take one for the team to add some much needed legitimacy to this theater of the absurd? Hodes takes a lot of money from the insurance/investment industrial complex (here, and here ) …

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Your Renewable Future?

PSNH, New Hampshire’s largest supplier of electricitiy, is looking to adjust rates to compensate for lost revenue.  They lost the revenue because of decreased usage.  Usage has decreased because of the economy, but that presents us with a real world truth.  The implications of the liberal environmental movement do not match the facts. Enviro-weenies want you to reduce …

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Can You Name This NH Rep?

    In the world as it really is, there are people in positions of power–even power as divided as the New Hampshire State Legislature–who feel entitled to special treatment.  These ‘perks’ come in all forms.  The one pictured above is the ability or ‘right’ to park in a no parking zone without fear of …

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NOM de Guerre

If Ray is really all that worried about out of state money [Lynch-Lied Ads from the national organization for Marriage (NOM)] he can start with his own candidates.  Carol Shea-Porter gets a huge chunk of her cash from congressional PACs, national unions, and special interests like Emily’s List, whose only “interest” in her is her …

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Hodes = Wrong

A little less than a year ago, Paul Hodes voted to kill funding for abstinence education in the 2010 Budget.  (I wrote about it here.) He hailed it as a necessary cost cutting measure even though 75% of all HHS money for teen sex programs already went to promoting condom and contraception use.  By his …

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