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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Bradley in Laconia

I'm just back from Jeb Bradley's 101st town hall meeting in Laconia. I'm sure the wily Congresscritter hoped that he'd be ignored on a holiday weekend - but his hopes were cruelly dashed. Twenty five citizens showed up for a non-scripted affair, where poor Jebster took a beating on public transportation, the war in Iraq, CAFTA, and Social Security. Jeb's usually cool composure cracked a bit when yours truly asked about the DeMint bill, which would use the SS surplus to fund the private accounts, thereby killing Social Security. He knew nothing about the DeMint bill - and didn't seem pleased to learn about it, especially from me. Only the crusty Rep. Ralph Rosen was on Jebby's side. My favorite was the woman who expressed her concern for the "lack of ethos in the people's house" these days. Ain't that the truth!!
susanb

New Hampshire parental notification

It appears there could be some unfortunate fallout directly related to the unconstitutional New Hampshire parental notification law. Benson obstructionist holdover Kelly Ayotte has this case in front of the Supreme Court and Governor Lynch is crossing all of his right fingers to wish this case away. Today, in the non-Union Leader, there is an AP report outlining some of the ramifications to Justice Sandra Day O'Connors surprise resignation.
In part...
"The New Hampshire law — struck down as unconstitutional — required that a parent or guardian be notified if an abortion was to be done on a woman under 18. The notification had to be made in person or by certified mail 48 hours before the pregnancy was terminated."

New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, has argued to have the law reinstated. Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, opposes the law.
"Gov. Lynch still believes it's bad policy," his spokesman, Pamela Walsh, said yesterday. "Two lower courts found it unconstitutional. He hopes the Supreme Court upholds those lower court decisions."


Hope indeed. I'm hoping that the Legislature, holdover appointees and the Governor can actually see that working against eachother is not in the best interest of We the People. I also foresee that if I get the chance to give that much needed breath of fresh air to the Granite Block House next cycle, balance will indeed be a point of groung breaking progress, not unfortunate SOP Righty obstruction. Check out the story in the Leader.

GET ACTIVE!!!


Friday, July 01, 2005

A quick note.

I just got back from the newly opened Groveton Village Market. Great place too I might add. Worth the trip to miss Shaws. The Market replaced the now defunct Clarkies. Anyhooo, while in the checkout with my icecream (yeah, that's right) I noticed a public service sign with a warning scribed on it that reminded me of a recent solon getting his hands rapped by the cops. The sign showed a young fellow, probably about the same age as, oh, Representative John Ward, R-Littleton, but way better looking. It was poda be a mug shot and the warning stated that "you will face a $2000- fine and up to 1 year in jail for providing alcohol to minors. You will also have this on your record for life". Yeah, well, with Thievin' Gene setting precedent, and his Yes Men Shill Groupies making the rules, I'm thinking just what you are thinking...

What happened to the court cases for senior citizen masher "Basher" Chris Doyle and Rico-Juan- Budman- Ward and his shlepping Bud lights for the ladies??? Nothing, that's what. Thievin' Gene and the joke of an ethics committee will make sure these 2 Righty scumbags get absolutely nothing from the General Court.

Censure my baggetts. I am a firm believer that one should do his time!!!

RISE UP!!!

Dark Times Ahead.....

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 75, said she expects to leave before the start of the court's next term in October, or whenever the Senate confirms her successor.
To read more, visit

http://www.boston.com

Thursday, June 30, 2005

It's thursday!!!

That's right. Status day. Last week I didin't include the Status because, well, it sucked. This week we have some juicy stuff. Take the plunge...

Good Righty; family and moral values shines in our legal race tracks with drugs, booze, gambling and cheap smokes, and probaly the occasional business girl...or guy... More trouble for the puppy mill races. (I wonder if Senator Gallus brings lets his son frequent such dens of iniquity???).."Key investors in Lakes Region Gaming LLC, the prospective buyer and licensee, are privately saying they are pulling out of the partnership..."

Thief Chandler; and personally I really think he will never pay all that he deserves...
"Chandler offered to make the refunds during hearings before the Legislative Ethics Committee earlier this year. But in a letter to the donors obtained by the Status, he says the committee "rejected my offer." ...sleaze ala-your governments integrity. Nuff said.

School funding; Who is sueing whom??? Way back to Shaheen. I wonder how the Righties will manage to include Clinton???

Klein and Hillary... A Granite Stater, Bernadette Malone, does some editing on the latest Hillary Thome.

Finally, some quick takes,
Land sharks merge and unite... look out Dems...
Tamposi gets nod instead of boot...too bad...
Baines...who cares...

That is the Status. RISE UP!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Newsflash from NH Insider!

The State House was evacuated after lawmakers were told the structure may have been struck by lightning. No injuries or damages have been reported. There is some question as to whether it hit the State House at all. State business is expected to resume within the hour. http://www.politicsnh.com

I think this was divine retribution for letting Chandler off the hook.

susanb

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Faith based pork suckers

This is just the thing that is supposed to be precluded by, and not realized from, the seperation of church and state. The tax and spend Republicans have plenty of special interest church groups that are mandated to receive YOUR State and Federal tax $$$. Another of these radical groups, whose representative is appointed by the President and fuinded by YOU, is preparing to put pressure on Governor Lynch and my guess is Lynch cave and give the alter boy an ajoining office in the Granite Block House. The Union Leader has an interesting, albeit frightening, article on one arm of the Federal funded, Republican special interest lobby trying to move into our Granite State on your dime.

A few excerpts from the story;
The director of the President's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives yesterday said he would ask Gov. John Lynch to establish a similar state office.
It would provide technical assistance to the faith-based and community organizations seeking federal money to run social service programs...


Deputy Assistant to the President Jim Towey said governors in 26 states have established offices to assist faith-based organizations by becoming bridges to corporate and foundation money as well as assisting with federal government fund applications...
"Each office is a little different," he said...


Towey said he was scheduled to meet with Lynch, but the governor was called back to Concord. Nevertheless, he said he was optimistic about the possibility of a state-level office in New Hampshire to assist organizations in obtaining funding. TRAGIC!!!
(alarming exclamation mine)

I'm not sure how comfortable I am with Radical Right Wingnuts from churches running my gumment programs, or anything outside the church with my tax money for that matter. It should be noted however, in the interest of full disclosure to those 2 Righty spies peeping this blogo, I have a very strong Christian faith but feel I don't need to jam it down anyones throats, or their pocket books. RISE UP!!!

When you are right you are right.... or are you wrong?

"Anyone who tries to estimate the end, the time, the cost or the casualties in a war is making a big mistake."
– Donald Rumsfeld, 6/27/05

VERSUS

"It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."
– Donald Rumsfeld, 3/7/03

from C4AP


Good News

The $8,000 drapes John Ashcroft used to cover up two semi-nude statues at the Justice Department have been removed.

from C4AP

Monday, June 27, 2005

Votes

Recent Senate Votes

Cloture Vote, John Bolton Nomination - Vote Rejected (54-38, 8 Not Voting)

For a second time, the Senate rejected a motion to end debate and vote on John Bolton's nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Sununu voted YES......send e-mail or see bio



Recent House Votes

Defense Appropriations Act, FY2006 - Vote Passed (398-19, 16 Not Voting)

The House approved this $409 billion bill funding the Department of Defense for the 2006 fiscal year.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Intelligence Authorization Act, FY2006 - Vote Passed (409-16, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill authorizing spying and intelligence-gathering activities for the 2006 fiscal year.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Flag Desecration - Vote Passed (286-130, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed this proposal to amend the constitution to prohibit flag burning.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act, FY2006 - Vote Passed (250-151, 32 Not Voting)

The House passed this $142.5 billion bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education for the 2006 fiscal year.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Votes

Recent House Votes

Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations Act, FY2006 - Vote Passed (418-7, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed this $57.4 billion bill funding the departments of State, Justice, Commerce and other science agencies for the 2006 fiscal year.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


United Nations Reform Act of 2005 - Vote Passed (221-184, 28 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill that would withhold a portion of U.S. dues to the United Nations unless they undertake certain reforms to improve accountability.

Rep. Charles Bass voted YES......send e-mail or see bio

Well worth 40 seconds

This little gem is at DFNH and is a letter from Hal Quite good, take the time and enjoy. One of those things that makes you go...hmmm.

Peace.

Fudging school dropout rates

The NCLB debacle has the Fed Ed Commission leaving massive loopholes big enough for state education departments, governors and data-collection groups to drive Humvees through. This article from Stateline.org adds more specifics and insight to the latest problem discovered from, and developed by, the pigeonholing $$$'s from NCLB. A good read. PEACE!!!

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