Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Just in case you think Democrats are talking through their hats when they predict a "blue wave" in November, let me give you a peek at my state's 2018 recent Congressional primary.  I admit that New Hampshire is a small sample size. This is a cautionary tale, not a prediction of anyone's "wave." Our entire … Continue reading Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Gender Politics Update

As of midday today, my state is no longer the only one in New England without "gender identity" language in the state's anti-discrimination law. That's what's in the area's headlines tonight and it's what will lead the area's news stories tomorrow. What you probably won't hear is that my state representatives voted on two other … Continue reading Gender Politics Update

We Interrupt politics at the blog for a quick Keepsake Quilting NH interlude

Here are a few shots of Keepsake Quilting in NH for those who need to escape the news of the day for a few minutes here is their web site Like the folks in Missouri they have a Youtube channel with hints that you can find here and here is my video walking through back … Continue reading We Interrupt politics at the blog for a quick Keepsake Quilting NH interlude

Pure Relief

The grind-it-out side of public policy occupied me this morning, as I went to the State House to listen to a subcommittee patiently work out the language of a bill. That done, I walked outside to see what was up on the State House plaza. And my day was made. A collection was underway for … Continue reading Pure Relief

Take Time for Something Beautiful

I'm inspired by the Independence Day posts from Juliette & Christopher of DTG's Magnificent crew. Each celebrated a beauty not to be found in the political world I often choose to inhabit. In the same vein, I offer an unapologetic plug for a friend's project, inviting all New Hampshire-area DTG readers to attend something special. … Continue reading Take Time for Something Beautiful

Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Hulu got some free publicity last week when several costumed "handmaids" showed up in the New Hampshire House gallery to protest a fetal homicide bill, which would allow prosecution for acts of violence causing the death of a preborn child. The bonneted "handmaids" were inspired by the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale, based on … Continue reading Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Meet the NH Voters from MA, and NY, and conn, and Maine…

During one of my more heated exchanges with the liberal NIRFTA folks at CPAC I was asked if I believed that three million voted illegally last time around and tried to refer them to this piece on the subject. But at Granite Grok they noticed another source of shall we say interesting votes Eleven out-of-state … Continue reading Meet the NH Voters from MA, and NY, and conn, and Maine…

Voices at CPAC 2017 Rep Josh Moore NH and Micha Pierce from WI and American Majority

At CPAC 2017 you can learn a lot by just being willing to approach people, for example from Reresentative Josh Moore of NH I found out what was going down in his state Networking as he said is a big part of CPAC MUCH later I spoke to Micha Pierce who was one of the … Continue reading Voices at CPAC 2017 Rep Josh Moore NH and Micha Pierce from WI and American Majority

Journalism 101 via DaTechGuy (with an extra hint for Anderson Cooper)

Last week a person on Gab asked me to: "explain how to journalism" I replied with seven points 1. Write the truth as you see it 2. Don't be afraid to admit a screw up. 3. Say what you think, let the other guy do so too. 4. Never edit an interview dishonestly. 5. Don't … Continue reading Journalism 101 via DaTechGuy (with an extra hint for Anderson Cooper)

The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Maggie Hassan Touts fake news on day one

Well NH, you decided that you didn't want Kelly Ayotte as your senator so you sent governor Maggie Hassan to the US senate and on her first day in the sunlight she manages to beclown herself. Democratic Senator Touts Debunked WaPo Power Grid Story In DHS Confirmation Hearing [VIDEO] https://t.co/zUsrYXktDC via @dailycaller— Brit Hume (@brithume) … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Maggie Hassan Touts fake news on day one

Ethics and PP’s campaign cash

Following the money can be an intriguing political exercise. Take one Planned Parenthood affiliate's political expenditures, for example. When a candidate benefits from PP expenditures and later has to vote on a PP contract, when does business-as-usual becomes a matter of ethical concern? Darlene Pawlik wants to find out. She’s checking things out close to … Continue reading Ethics and PP’s campaign cash

Interviews etc from the St. Anselm “Votes First” Gop event

The first part of this story about Magnificent Seven Writer and Author Tim Imholt's arrival and mine at St. Anselm and our denial of press credentials is  here I pick up the story at the top of a rise under a tree overlooking the parking lot & entrance to the press and candidate area of the … Continue reading Interviews etc from the St. Anselm “Votes First” Gop event

Rick Perry in Nashua NH 6-7-2015

Today I visited Nashua Community College for a Rick Perry BBQ & speech coming just after his official announcement. The event was at the Nashua Community college on Rte 101A in NH.  I always feel odd here because back in my college days a lot of this area was woods before the great migration from … Continue reading Rick Perry in Nashua NH 6-7-2015

Ben Carson NH 5-10-15 1st stop Manchester

Yesterday after my wife went to work I and about 350 people (I counted 333)  spent a mother's day afternoon with Ben Carson at Manchester Community College as he introduced himself, his values and his thoughts on  America's future to them. As it was mother's day he spent a lot of time on his mother & … Continue reading Ben Carson NH 5-10-15 1st stop Manchester

Ted Cruz John Kasich Carly Fiorina or Why I don’t travel with the Media Swarm

LOWE: You will join the Swarm to be consumed, to become part of our purpose! Doctor Who The Invisible Enemy 1977 Brill: Well, if they're big and you're small, then you're mobile and they're slow. You're hidden and they're exposed. Enemy of the State 1998 Day two of the FITN GOP leadership summit in Nashua … Continue reading Ted Cruz John Kasich Carly Fiorina or Why I don’t travel with the Media Swarm