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Santa Came Early This Year to the Swamp

Many Americans are settling in for the holidays. The bi-partisan swamp in DC has already given itself gifts from you. Santa came early this year to the swamp. It arrived last Monday night. Ho, Ho, Ho… The joke’s on you.

Les Otten Balsams

Balsams’ Boondoggle: Does Les Otten Have a New Scam Going?

Yesterday, the Caledonian reported that the Balsams was up for sale.  You remember the ongoing saga of the Balsams, where failed Maine ‘entrepreneur’ Les Otten was demanding New Hampshire taxpayers back his multi-million $$ boondoggle through legislation sought by nitwitted legislators from both sides of the aisle? Groksters wrote many articles about the adventures of …

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“…that the city is likely the last resort to fill the gap…”

We have several informal mottoes here at GraniteGrok.  One is self-evident – “we annoy people” (mostly the ones that need annoying).  The other one is a tangential off-shoot of what the late US Speaker of the House “Tip”  O’Neill’s quote of “All politics is local” If it is happening here, it is probably happening in …

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money-trail Commuter Rail

Sign the Petition: Say No to Commuter Rail in New Hampshire

The Legislature has a bill to waste tax dollars on yet another capitol corridor rail study. A petition has been created to send the message that any commuter rail project in New Hampshire will cost every taxpayer millions in perpetuity to serve an insignificant sliver of the population.

Laconia City Councilor Henry Lipman is mad because someone is questioning his HOPE strategy

Well, with the update from yesterday, it seem like HOPE is all that Lipman and co. may have for this boondoogle of HOPE Squared (HOPE they can get the funding and HOPE again that, well, it’ll work as designed in “revitalizing the downtown area” – the same area that the same HOPE destroyed when it …

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Les Otten Balsams

Les Otten’s Balsams Boondoggle Still Can’t Find Enough Financing to Proceed

It’s a sad tale of a boondoggling boondoggler (Les Otten) who sold the state on a plan. Jobs for the North Country he said. As far as the eye can see. Just approve this “loan guarantee” and the private money will fall from the sky. We’ll be paying you back in wheelbarrows full of business taxes before …

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GrokTALK! – Meet Gov. Boon Doggle

Maggs Hassan signed the Boondoggle bill this week, establishing a culture of taxpayer backed greed amongst the elected class–and anyone looking for a few bucks to tie a boon to a doggle.