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The United States. United by What?

I have a family grand father clock in my house that is still ticking away since Thomas Jefferson was President. By the time our family had voted for Jefferson we had roots that were 180 years old here and prior family members had defied King George

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Thorpes back Forrester for governor

We publish, as received, this letter to the editor and encourage the submission of comments on this post or submissions of other letters from anyone with an opinion.  ~Publius Dear Editor: We have known and worked with Jeanie Forrester for more than 10 years on several town committees and for the past six years during her tenure as our state senator. It quickly became clear she has the instincts, intellect, experience and integrity to hold a public office and do it well. As our Senator from District 2 she has demonstrated her ability to understand the complexities of legislation and make difficult but well-reasoned decisions. She has worked diligently to understand the value of programs and to protect the most valuable while achieving a necessary budget. She has reached out frequently to every community in her district to understand their issues and to work energetically for their best outcome. She is in constant contact with citizens, boards of selectmen and business owners to hear their concerns and to keep them updated on progress with ongoing and upcoming legislation. Her web site and frequent email letters provide excellent information about her activities and position on current and future legislation. Jeanie has demonstrated she is easily available to all her constituents with prompt replies to questions and requests. Her work schedule demonstrates she is a full-time and fully-engaged Senator. She will...

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In defense of Al Baldasaro

We publish this Letter to the Editor as received.  In doing so, we encourage your comments and submissions for publication.  ~Publius Al Baldasaro’s controversial comments about executing Hillary Clinton…have an interesting historical precedent in another restless, northern region of the Western World.  But the results were strikingly different. Tommy Sheppard, a nationalist member of the Scottish Parlaiment, apparently said this regarding…and about…the royal wedding of  a relatively harmless Kate Middleton: “Off with their heads.”  Unlike Baldasaro, who’s facing investigation by America’s dreaded secret police, Wikipedia reports that Sheppard merely faced “some criticism.” Why the difference?  Perhaps it’s because Scotland has a strong independence movement.  New Hampshire’s, though growing, is decades behind.  That leaves us vulnerable to DC’s de-facto restrictions on controversial speech. Baldasaro’s comments are often disagreeable; believe me I’ve argued with him enough times in the last decade to know it first hand. But his poor treatment is a reminder of Washington’s double standard.  You can safely advocate the assassination of Julian Assange…as many U.S. pols/pundits did when he released Federal atrocity data to the public. But if you weigh in on when the death penalty should be applied, and whether it should be applied to a big Fed politician, Washington investigates.  Maybe later they ruin your life. The overzealous Secret Service wouldn’t so easily be able to come after NH state reps over their free speech, if NH were an independent...

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Rohdenburgs support Forrester for gov.

We publish, as received, this letter to the editor regarding the GOP nomination race for governor of New Hampshire.  We encourage your comments on the article and Letter to the Editor submissions to share your own opinions.  ~Publius July 21, 2016 Dear Editor: New Hampshire needs an experienced, intelligent, responsible, compassionate Governor who listens to the citizenry with an open mind. For six years now, Jeanie Forrester has been serving her district extraordinarily well as a State Senator. She views public service as our nation’s founders intended: as a duty and a sacrifice, rather than as a path to power and wealth. If Jeanie is unfamiliar with an issue, she researches it thoroughly. If she disagrees with you, she is forthright about it. When a matter is worthwhile, she works unflaggingly. And despite the years of largely thankless effort, she somehow manages to remain both positive and humble. Now that she’s running for Governor, we voters have an opportunity to bring her dedication and work ethic to all the people of New Hampshire. Brad and Elizabeth Rohdenburg 3 Lighthouse Point Meredith, NH...

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Frost: I have a better choice, Trump/Pence

Jeff Frost is a former Manchester City Republican Committee Chairman who supported Gov. John Kasich in the primary election.  We publish this letter to the editor as submitted and encourage your comments and submissions.  ~Publius Make no mistake about it Hillary’s real VP is Bill, her husband, who will roam the White House after dark and long after her Vice President has returned to the VP residence at 1 Observatory Circle. Bill Clinton, like Hillary when Bill was President, will have profound influence on her policies and decisions. Team Hillbillary will reinstitute the Arkansas red neck back slapping and scratching deals and self centered enrichments that have plagued the country’s conscious for decades. Hillary was a complete failure in the tasks she took on as first lady. Her own public career was hardly any better. Bill may be too busy with his latest concubine to interfere but doubtful, in the end it is their combine sociopathic ego and ambitions equaling House of Cards lore that scares the distrusting hell out all of us. No one can point to one Hillary success of note, not even her, yet dozens of investigations exist into illegal activity, national security, and policy decisions like Benghazi, uranium to Russia, and emails. Then there was the bimbo control and cover up intimidation tactics against these women from Hillbillary. Like Pig Pen from the Peanuts comic...

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Tourists will still come to NH if Northern Pass is built.

We publish this letter to the editor as received and encourage readers to share their comments or submit their responses.  ~Publius If the Commissioner of Grafton who testified they should bury Northern Pass lines along 93 and all the Conservationists, Society for Protection of Forests, Conservation Foundation and Appalachia MT. Club will like driving in the bumper to bumper traffic while held up for the digging and blasting of the beautiful landscape. More interestingly how many tourists will not come to NH but will go to Maine and VT and discover new vistas to visit? I dare anyone presently driving along highways to pass under a power line and time how long before they are out of sight of the lines and towers I guarantee its less time than to get out of sight of the wind towers and cell towers. Sometimes modernization for our convenience of turning on a light switch and knowing we will have power for toasters, heat lights will cause short spells of vistas to be less than beautiful.  But I say the 1926 electrification act has long passed and we already have the sight of power lines which aren’t going away even if they get this one buried.  As my Dad a VT farmer used to say it’s to late to close the barn door! Harriet E. Cady P. O. Box 149 Deerfield, N.H....

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Manchester, NH talk radio Girard at Large Show Archive 5-24-2013

Show Archive – May 24th, 2013 9 audio clips available Guests and topics included: Rich read the news and then Rich and DJ Dave talked student debt and the Stand Your Ground law.   Rich talked Lou D’Allesandro and the recent casino vote. Plus, Rep Mark Warden called in to share why he voted against the bill.   We had our Pet Sense segment with Shelley Greenglass of the Manchester Animal Shelter. This week, she’s talking about the internet and your pet! Is the internet good for adaopting pets? You know, Craig’s List, Ebay, you know how it goes. Rich told us about the conversation he had with Goffstown PD regarding the missing child and school threat. Plus, Rich reads the strange press release he received from the GPD yesterday.   Rich ranted big time on the Goffstown Police Department. Rich was seeking information and was rudely spoken to and hung up on. Get the startling and aggrivating details in this clip. Susan Laughlin, the food editer of NH Magazine, came in for another edition of Quisine City. She talked about all sorts of new places (and places that are no more). Sponsored by The Yard Restaurant.   Rich continued his rant and then Al Kaprielian joined us for this weekend’s weather update!  Tom Gauthier of NH Fishercats radio called in to update us on the Fishercats and what...

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Manchester, NH talk radio Girard at Large Show Archive 5-23-2013

Show Archive – May 23rd, 2013 9 audio clips available Topics and guests include: Rich read the news and then Jeff Furlotte joined us to talk Anthony Weiner and the missing boy from Goffstown. Apparently he’s been hanging around and making some serious school threats.   Rich previewed the upcoming guests and then Rich, Jeff and DJ Dave talked about the Hooksett School Board and the Angry Elf’s latest outcry.   Jon DiPietro of Domesticating IT and Career Gravity came in to talk about Google’s latest Penguin algorithm update. It’s going to affect 3% of searches, so this one is REAL. Get the latest info on what’s changing and how you should reconfigure your web and SEO strategy.   We talked about gambling and taxes. Plus, Rich called out specific State Senators regarding their conflict of interest on the Casino vote, and then Rich returned to discussing the missing Goffstown boy threatening to shoot up Goffstown High School. Plus, Dave in Hooksett called in to ask, “what if something actually had happened?”   Jim Gaudet, retired police officer for Litchfield and Amherst, gave us an informed perspective on the missing Goffstown boy threatening to shoot up Goffstown High School. This segment is sponsored by Shaheen and Gordon, PA.   Courtney Hoppe, writer for NH Magazine, came in for Evening Out and we had a lot of small talk regarding...

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Manchester, NH talk radio Girard at Large Show Archive 5-22-2012

Show Archive – May 22th, 2013 9 audio clips available Guests and topics included: Rich kicked off the show with the news and then Alderman Pat Long joined us bright and early to give our audience the other side of the casino story. The vote on SB152 is TODAY so get the details in this clip. Kate Baker from Network for Educational Opportunity came in to discuss the war on tax credits private education. Our discussion with Kate Baker continued and shifted to her fundraising and the difference between public schools and charter schools. Mayor Ted Gatsas joined us to discuss last nights Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting and Rich asked tough questions regarding food being handed out at public parks.   We had our Real Estate Review with Karin Provencher of Remax Realty and Larraine Lencki of First Eastern Mortgage. They’re talking Fannie and Freddie, short sales, and much more! We launched our new segment called Caring for Seniors with Judy Loubier. Judy runs an organization called Seniors Helping Seniors, so find out why she got into this business and what she plans to teach us in this segment.   Rich and DJ Davetalk shop about our new website, our new Caring for Seniors segment and more!   We had James Riley calling in from California to talk about his production company’s new show called Colony Bay....

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Manchester, NH talk radio Girard at Large Show Archive 5-21-2013

Show Archive – May 21st, 2012 9 audio clips available Guests and topics included: Rich read the news and then talked about the missing child  from Pinardville and then the crazy Hooksett School Board meeting last night.   Rep JR Hoel came in to talk SB152. He’s not supporting tomorrow’s vote, so get the details right here.   Rich and JR Hoell continue their conversation and JR discusses an amendment he’s proposing that would give local businesses a little more power. Plus, an anonymous caller called in and shared a story about his home gambling experiences.   Rich plays an audio/TV clip from last night’s Hooksett School Board meeting. In the clip, Rich gets thrown under the bus… listen in!   Laura Condon, NH’s voice for vaccines, came in to talk a little about vaccinations and some of the concerns she has. Learn more here. Plus we talk a little about HB664. Sponsored by East Coast Chiropractice. Aurore Eaton of the Manchester Historic Associationcame in to talk a little bit about the great Molly Stark and her relationship to Manchester.   Rich discussed tonight’s upcoming Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting. Should Manchester’s parks be used to distribute food to homeless people? Rich doesn’t think so…   Our good friend Greg Mason filled in for our great friend Dan Fawcett. Greg about the White House’s scandal involving the Associated...

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