Monday, April 16, 2007

Bringing everyone up to date

Saturday during The Advocates radio program Derry Rep. Paul Hopfgarten and Ken Gorrell joined the host in discussion of state politics.

One of our loyal listeners called to suggest that the internet promotion for Republicans here in Belknap County had not been undertaken.

The unanimous feeling of those in studio was that information published on the internet would not reach many who may not have the internet or do not avail themselves with the information sent them.

I pointed out as an example defending the panel’s position that literature coming from state and national Republican Party leadership more often than not is derogatory of Cong. Carol Shea-Porter and then proceeds to ask for money. Therefore I pay very little attention to emails of that sort.

Unanimous decision was that Republican leaders, activists, and candidates must get the word out to the public by personally delivering the message!

As Ken Gorrell stated, contacting or sending emails without a message is not going to get the results we as Republicans wish to achieve.

Sunday morning before checking to see who Chris Wallace would be interviewing on Fox New Sunday, I made a rare stop at Close-Up on WMUR where I was surprised to see actual debate between NH House Democrats and Republicans.

Rep. Neal Kurk and Rep. Mike Whalley were doing a bit of what was suggested previously: delivering the message and challenging the Democrats on what steps they may be taking with regard to fiscal matters.

Let us not leave it there. More discussion is needed on why we have two major political parties – both on fiscal and social issues.

Some of my friends agree that any Republican who seeks another conservative Republican’s support in September/November 2008 must promise to vote to undo the damage that the Democrats have done to NH and the U.S. in 2007-2008 – is that clear enough?
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Last November Betty and I had the pleasure of attending a fund-raiser for the NH Veterans Home (Tilton) and Belmont Rotary at Pheasant Ridge Country club in Gilford.

So many veterans gathering and folks like us who just wanted to be part of the evening with so many heroes.

That night we heard for the first time entertainer Jackie Cox (2004 Christian Country Artist of the Year) sing “Thank You’s Not Enough”.

An invitation was extended to join us in studio (WEZS 1350) when Jackie returned to NH and that time is Saturday, April 21 at 10:30.

Following his radio appearance we will gather at Veterans Park in downtown Laconia, depending on the weather, for a free concert to pay tribute to past, present, and future veterans.This setting is so appropriate with many monuments of those who served from Laconia.

Should the weather not be perfect, the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post #1, North Main Street, Laconia has offered to host Jackie in their building for the 12 noon concert. We thank them for their kind offer.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Using quotes to illustrate a point

"The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled,
and those who have no such desire."-- Robert A. Heinlein
I was told someyears back: "Niel Young is part of the anti-government crowd."
Our local police chief (now gone) said those words following my radio program some years ago. Others doing the program with me that day: Ken Merrifield and Tony Giunta from Franklin. Do you suppose they are part of the "crowd"?

"Without law and order our nation cannot survive."-- Adolf Hitler
If anyone should know it would Adolf!

Gov. Patrick: it's just a proclamation - we used to do for MLK!

From The Boston Globe 2/12: "The new icon of Massachusetts Democrats has rebuffed efforts to commemorate a day for Ronald Reagan, the last Republican to win the Commonwealth in a presidential election. And Reaganites are not happy.

Governor Deval Patrick decided not to sign a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6 as "Ronald Reagan Day." A month into his term as governor, snubbing the Gipper's birthday has left Patrick open to partisan sniping.

A prominent conservative said Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer declared the holiday.

"It's the difference between a little more sophisticated guy who's governor and a guy who's still playing partisan politics after a campaign," said Grover Norquist, founder and chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project.

Thirty-three governors -- 20 Republicans and 13 Democrats -- inked the agreement to recognize Reagan's birthday in their states, Norquist said. The 17 remaining governors either didn't reply or refused outright; Patrick was a frank "no," Norquist said."

Oh so much to write about - so little time but now...

It took some time - a lot of time - for a couple of my friends to convince me that a radio talk show host should have a blogspot.
So many times during the day when I am not delivering The Weirs Times or doing some courier work the urge to comment on what is happening right then strikes me. And now we are taking another step into the hi-tech world.
I invite you to tune us in for our Saturday morning radio program 8:05-11 at WEZS 1350AM and you can listen via the Inet at
Following an interview with Jim Sedlak American Life League re: Not funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars here in NH and the move to remove the Parental Notification law a loyal listener sent this: “In regards to the Planned Parenthood portion of your show, Gov. John Lynch & the repeal of the parental notification law:
“I wonder who’s going to pay the medical bills of the under age girl who receives an abortion, without her parent’s consent or knowledge, and then has complications afterwards? Should the unknowing parents, or their insurance company, be held responsible or maybe the state – which means we’d be footing the bill. Also, if a young woman chooses not to involve her parents in the decision making process, for whatever reason, and subsequently has problems resulting from the abortion, why would the legislators think she’d go to them after the fact seeking help? If she’s too afraid to speak to her folks in the first place, doesn’t it follow that she’d be too afraid to admit what she’d done after the fact? Young people don’t always understand how serious some things are nor do they always comprehend how quickly a medical problem can become life threatening and they think the problem will just ‘go away’.
“Just my two cents worth.”
You’re words are worth a lot more than two cents!