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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

Don’t Card Me Bro!

In an effort to stop age discrimination bars, restaurants, and retailers will no longer be able to ask people to show proof of age when buying alcohol, and signs saying we proof up to age 40 will have to be removed.  This stems from repeated complaints that people who appear to be old enough are …

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Unhitch The Debt Wagon

We watch with amusement as the legislature attempts again to reconcile it’s bad fiscal manners, elbows on the table, slurping soup, and reaching across each others plates as they huddle over another last minute committee of conference. At the top of the menu is the budget, which is a coarse left over from last year that no one can stomach, or manage to keep down.

Hassan’s Special Interests

Skip has done a great job piling on this Hassan HB1459-political speech issue, and I’m not sure how much more we can add today, but this quote caught my eye, Skip didn’t take it in the direction I expected. (So I will) Maggie Hassan is quoted as saying… “Millions of Americans invest retirement money in …

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Hassanosaurus Rex Revisited

The speech restrictions in HB1459 have suddenly caught everyone’s attention thanks to Cornerstone Policy Research, so I thought I’d resurrect my post from two weeks ago on the subject.  (Posted at NHI and Granite Grok). It’s not as pretty or filled with exclamations in all caps bold red text, but…it came out two weeks earlier …

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Does Prohibition Work?

On the question of using gambling revenue to hide irresponsible democrat spending, State Senator Maggie Hassan was quoted in this mornings Union Leader saying. "My question is, does prohibition work? I don’t think it does." It’s quite entertaining, the things desperate people say when they are under the gun to cover their own ass. The …

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In All Fairness

Recent discussion about opposing opinions being mandated alongside existing internet content got me thinking.  Could we apply this to everything on-line?  Ads for fruit would need to include references to candy-bars of salty snacks.  Omaha Steaks would need to include a click through to Purdue chicken.  Every business would need to permit you to access competing …

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Why Property Taxes?

I have argued at great length on why relying primarily on local property taxes are the best mechanism for keeping government small.  But no matter how often I bring it up someone always tries to make the point that it’s not fair.  Why should the people who actually own the physical land in the state …

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From Day One

The anti-terrorism strategy so far has been to bow and scrape, and admit faults, and hope nothing bad happens.  The product of that failed policy has been for our enemies to take advantage of us while continuing to hate us more than ever, with a jihadi gunman successfully killing at fort Hood while two Bombs that were …

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Eco-Bullies

This from AP today on a doctor who is is accused of misrepresenting data and misleading the public. A doctor who persuaded millions of parents worldwide that a common vaccine could cause autism was barred from practicing medicine in his native Britain on Monday after the country’s top medical group found he conducted his research …

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Paul “Fast Eddie” Hodes

What does congressional ethicist and Obama booster Paul Hodes have to say about this? Rep. Joe Sestak, winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, is refusing to provide more information on what job he was offered by a White House official to drop out of that race, although he confirmed again that the incident occurred. …

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