Back where I’m from (Dallas, TX), we call papers like The Hippo “alternative press” outlets, but anyway, The Hippo has a full-fledged feature article on NH State GOP Chairman John Sununu: click here to read it.

I can’t wait for 2010’s elections after reading that piece.

We’ll see just how the taxpayers in the Live Free or Die state support this experimentation in socialism that we’ve been handed by the Lynch Mob.

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The Republican Party primary in Salem/Windham features four candidates. The lone Democrat is waiting for us on April 28, I do believe.

Marilinda Garcia, Salem (23 School Street) 03079
Donna Mauro, Windham (18 Simpson Road) 03087
James E. Holland, Jr., Salem (7 Spicket Lane) 03079
Edward DeClercq, Salem (5 Playcamp Road) 03079

The lone Democrat to file:

Sheila Murray, Salem (11 Darryl Lane) 03079

Full Disclosure: SnowRevolt.com is backing Garcia

More Info: http://www.sos.nh.gov/salem.htm

Does anyone else notice the irony that Revolutionary War hero Samuel Adams is also a great tasting beer, that he launched the Boston Tea Party, and people from his home state of Tax -er – Massachusetts are moving to New Hampshire in droves?

April 15, there are a few tea parties going on around New Hampshire. SnowRevolt will catch the one in Plymouth before making its way down to Manchester.

We’ll dump tea while drinking Sam Adams. Who’d have thought!

The best way to “re-brand” the Republican Party is to get rid of the liberals in the party that keep doing things that make us look like Democrats.

National GOP chairman Michael Steele obviously has no regard to Goldwater/Reagan conservatives:


March 23, 2009
Categories: RNC Chair
Steele defends union contribution

Michael Steele has been taking a little heat for the RNC’s accepting $15,000 from the National Education Association, the biggest teachers’ union in the country, with a candidate for Governor of New Jersey, Steve Lonegan, demanding he return it.

“What’s next? Accepting money from the National Abortion Rights Action League, Handgun Control, Gay Marriage PACs and George Soros?” Lonegan asked.

An RNC official, speaking on background, defended Steele’s education reform credentials.

“As one of the most outspoken advocates for school choice in the Republican Party, Michael Steele’s credentials on conservative education reform are very strong and well-documented,” the official said.

(with Ken Vogel)

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State Representative Tony DiFruscia is no Republican. He’s a former Democratic state representative from Massachusetts. Source:


::: Political Chowder :::

Rep. Tony DiFruscia
NH State Representative
Show appearances: Mar. 23, 2008

Anthony R. DiFruscia was born in Lawrence, MA on June 5, 1940.  He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and Central Catholic High School, where he was voted Best Speaker and Most Popular.

He then went on to graduate from Emerson College in Boston.  While at Emerson, Tony was voted “Man of the Year” by Phi Alpha Tau fraternity.  He was in the “Who’s Who” in the American Colleges and University for his debating skills and other national publications.

After graduating from New England School of Law, Tony was elected that year as one of the youngest members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  He started a law practice in 1967 which has now grown to 10 lawyers. The firm is managed by Tony and his wife, Kathleen.

In 1998 Tony was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives and presently serves on the Judiciary Committee.

He has four children and five grandchildren.

He was also the 10th vote in today’s New Hampshire State House committee that tied up the gay marriage legislation (my personal viewpoints on “marriage licenses” can be found here), but will his constituents forgive him for that vote? Not sure…

For those curious to see how the good guys are doing in Concord, visit: http://www.nhhousegop.com/

I think the site for the Democrats is AbjectFailure.com. I could be wrong.

Ok, so the headline was SnowRevolt’s, not the chairman of the state GOP, but hey, if it made you laugh, it was definitely worth it.


For people who think I have been too tough on the Democrats by accusing them of ruining New Hampshire, to understand my criticism you don’t need to look any further than the recently proposed HB415 “Bathroom Bill” as well as Governor Lynch’s attempt to raid the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Associating Plan to understand my criticism. These actions serve as reminders of the radical agenda being pushed by the Democrat Leadership in Concord that threatens to damage New Hampshire’s special quality of life and government structure.

This week a house judiciary subcommittee voted along party lines to advance the Bathroom Bill to the full committee. The legislation, which makes changes to existing laws, grants universal access to public restrooms based on individual’s preferred “gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual.” This would allow an individual to legally choose if they would like to use a men’s restroom or women’s restroom based purely on their own personal preferred gender – regardless of their actual biological gender.

The Democrat’s Bathroom Bill is a radical assault on personal privacy that poses, at the least, an undue level of discomfort on users of public facilities and at the worst a mischief risk for families who utilize public restrooms facilities across New Hampshire. It’s about time that Governor Lynch shows some backbone and stands up to the extreme liberals that dominate the Democrat leadership in the New Hampshire House and Senate. He should publicly denounce and commit to veto egregious pieces of legislation like the Bathroom Bill before they reach his desk.

A second example of the Democrats disastrous agenda is Governor Lynch’s attempt to take money from the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Plan and use it to balance the budget. The fund consists of premiums and payments from doctors that were intended to provide stability to the medical malpractice insurance market. In the event that the plan was to have a surplus, New Hampshire regulations clearly states that it shall “repay members for assessments previously levied.”

Legal opinions can’t make this kind of expropriation justifiable. This is private money, not state revenue, and any attempt by the Governor to use it to fund the operations of state government amounts to nothing more than the theft of private property. If they are to succeed in these efforts to pocket this money from New Hampshire’s doctors what is to stop them from taking money from other groups to balance future budgets?

John H. Sununu

Wonder what his constituents think of this?

Marriage Equality Bill Makes It Out of Committee

by: Dean Barker

Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 18:56:49 PM EDT

I get emails.  I found this inside one sent from the State House:

House Bill 436, allowing gay marriage, 10-10, will go to the House with no recommendation, Judiciary Committee;

The full House meets again next Tuesday (this week is dominated by committee work).

For more on this landmark bill, see the expert himself, Rep. Jim Splaine, who says the bill will come to a vote on that first House meeting next Tuesday.

And for still more, here’s the text of the bill, including this summary:

This bill eliminates the exclusion of same gender couples from marriage, affirms religious freedom protections of clergy with regard to the solemnization of marriage, and provides a mechanism by which same gender couples who have entered into a civil union prior to the enactment of this bill may obtain the legal status of marriage.

Now would be a great time to contact your Representatives on this.

Update: Jim fleshes out the Judiciary vote in the comments:

Of the 11 Dems, 9 supported the bill:  Reps. Brendon Browne of Dover, Paul Hackel of Nashua, David Nixon of Manchester, Fran Potter of Concord, Gary Richardson of Hopkinton, Bob Thompson of Manchester, Janet Wall of Madbury, Rick Waltrous of Concord, and Lucy Weber of Walpole.  One Republican, Tony DiFruscia of Windham, was the 10th supporter.We did lose two Democrats, each of whom I respect so I won’t say anything negative about their votes.  Of those who spoke in defense of the bill, I have to single out Gary Richardson and Lucy Weber, each of whom did much to make the Civil Unions Law a reality two years ago.  Bob Thompson, a first-termer from Manchester, was also extra-fantastic.

From a very reliable source who is helping a Republican state representative 😉

LOL. The Take Back Orford, NH Blog has this to say about Grafton County’s accidental county treasurer:

Top 25 Reasons Why Treasurer Sievers Can’t Make it To The County Offices to Sign Accounts Payable

The Offices of Grafton County operate very efficiently. They do an accounts payable run every week and payroll every two weeks. It is the job of the county treasurer to sign these checks every week. Since taking office on January 7th, 2009 our County Treasurer, Vanessa Sievers, has only showed up to signed checks TWICE. Yep, not only does Ms. Sievers not show up for Commissioners and Executive Committee meetings, she also does not show up to sign County checks. Well, my imagination has run wild with possible excuses that she could be using. So, I thought that I would put a list together and help her out. You are welcome to post additional excuses under the blogsite’s “Comments” or you may E-mail me at: takebackorfordnh@gmail.com

Treasurer Sievers’ Excuse List (for all I know, some of them may be have been used already):

1. What baloney! The Dartmouth Mirror obviously misquoted me when they wrote that I said that I would be in twice a week. I said once a MONTH! This is not my week to come in! http://thedartmouth.com/2008/11/14/mirror/spotlight/

2. We must have a miscommunication. My boyfriend said that he would call you guys to let you know that I am e-mailing my budget report. Harold Brown will answer all your questions in my absence.

3. Bill Sharp told me that he is basically in charge of everything at the Grafton County office complex and that there were no checks to be signed this week. We are going to meet in Lebanon for lunch instead.

4. Oh my god! Michael Cryans obviously misinformed me. There is a real communication gap here. He led me to believe that this week was Barak Obama’s Birthday and that the county was closed this Thursday.

5. Didn’t Commissioner Richards tell you? She is taking me to the “Hug A GITMO Bay Inmate Day” today.

6. Karen Liot Hill, my personal adviser, told me that this wasn’t really a serious job and that I could take time off as needed for my classes.

7. Harold Brown told me he would sign the checks this week. WHAT? He can’t? I had no idea.

8. What? Director Clough was out with pneumonia all week? Hmm, that’s must be why I didn’t get my weekly e-mail reminder.

9. Noooooo, I don’t read the Valley News, how would I know that I was supposed to come in to sign checks this week.

10. OMG! I, like, totally have a conflict in my work schedules. Can payroll wait until next week?

11. I just spoke to John Chamberlain and he assured me that my duties didn’t include signing checks.

12. I came in on Tuesday for the Commissioners meeting. Isn’t THAT enough?

13. Thursday??? I thought we changed it to Wednesday! Humpf! Commissioner Cryans and Richards led me to believe that you would CHANGE the day of check signing to accommodate my class schedule.

14. You know, I am tired today. It’s not like I can be FIRED. Neither the Commissioners nor the Executive Committee has any authority over me. So, I am just going to stay home whenever I choose. Yawn.

15. You know what? I am thinking of resigning this week so I won’t be in to sign checks.

16. Guess what?! I am no longer thinking of resigning anymore, but, upon the advice of Carol Fredrich, I booked a flight for spring break and won’t be in for the next 2 weeks.

17. The Republican’s gave me the ‘flu.

18. WHAT? It’s payroll today? Well I can’t make it as I am delayed at Gallatin Field Airport in MONTANA.

19. There must be some type of miscommunication here, like, I KNOW I e-mailed you guys forty times.

20. Didn’t my friends call you? I suffered a major concussion and couldn’t make it in on Thursday to sign checks.

21. Obviously you are mistaken. This week was last week and next week would be this week. So I won’t be in to sign checks.

22. Are you sure you geezers don’t suffer from memory loss? I e-mailed you to let you know that I FORGOT about the checks this week.

23. Listen, I can’t sign checks today, it’s a religious holiday for me.

24. I really can’t make it in this Thursday, could you just e-mail the checks to me?

25. You must be kidding me! Since you can’t e-mail the lousy checks just MAIL all of them to me for signing and I’ll mail them back. Geez!

26. I am NOT in over my head. I had a meeting with Laurie Harding, Franklin Gould, Gene Anderson and Susan Almy this week and they ALL told me not to listen to what anyone says about me. So, I’ll be ignoring all phone calls, e-mails and check signings in the future.

27. Jim Aguiar told me that I received federal funding through Obama’s new stimulus package to hire someone to sign the checks, so I won’t be in again. Ever.

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From Politics1.com:

NEW HAMPSHIRE. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) announced Monday that she will not run for US Senator in 2010. Congressman Paul Hodes (D) previously entered the race to succeed retiring US Senator Judd Gregg (R). Hodes now looks unlikely to face serious opposition for the Democratic nomination. Former US Senator John Sununu is considering running on the GOP side, and would be viewed as the strongest Republican candidate. Several other Republicans — including former Congressman Charlie Bass and former Governor Steve Merrill — are also looking at the race.

Cloture Motion; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Agreed to (62-35, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate reached the necessary sixty votes to end debate on this bill funding government programs. The bill was later approved by voice vote.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act – Vote Failed (282-144, 6 Not Voting)

Because this bill required a 2/3 majority vote, the House failed to pass this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (317-101, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to authorize funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which helps states build water treatment facilities.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Cloture Motion; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Agreed to (62-35, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate reached the necessary sixty votes to end debate on this bill funding government programs. The bill was later approved by voice vote.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act – Vote Failed (282-144, 6 Not Voting)

Because this bill required a 2/3 majority vote, the House failed to pass this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (317-101, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to authorize funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which helps states build water treatment facilities.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I have lived in the Lakes Region for many years and like you, I enjoy our beautiful lakes and mountains. And like you, I am very concerned about our future. Our friends and families are struggling – many have lost their jobs and can’t afford to pay their bills. While New Hampshire citizens have tightened their belts and made painful decisions, state government spending grew by 17%. Now with the faltering economy and shrinking revenues, our state must make difficult budget decisions.

That’s why I’m running for the District 3 State Senate seat. Now more than ever, I believe the budgeting decisions we make today affect our way of life. Raising taxes, like rooms and meals tax, will harm the tourism industry — the lifeblood of small businesses in the Lakes Region and Mt. Washington Valley. We can’t shift costs from the state to property taxpayers. Rather it is time to reduce unnecessary spending by prioritizing the services and programs necessary for our friends in need, while making sure we don’t keep raising spending to levels we can’t afford. Creating jobs in New Hampshire and getting people back to work means not raising taxes on businesses and means no sales or income tax…ever!

It might surprise many of you that I am running for State Senate, but I have always made public service to my community and my state a priority. Many of you may remember that I served several of the communities in District 3 as a State Representative for 12 years. As I always have, I will work across the aisle to develop common sense solutions for the challenges facing our state.

Please join my team and I hope I can count on your vote in the Special Election on April 21. Thank You!

-Jeb

According to the Concord Monitor:

Judge delays Browns’ trial until late June

Defendants requested six-month continuance

By Margot Sanger-Katz
Monitor staff

Ed and Elaine Brown’s trial for conspiracy, weapons and explosives charges will be postponed until late June, the judge overseeing the case has decided.

Despite their stated refusal to participate in federal court proceedings and a recent refusal to accept any documents sent by prosecutors, the Browns filed a flurry of documents with the court last week, including one requesting a six-month trial delay and another labeled “Bill of Peace.”

Citing the “complex nature of the case,” Judge George Singal allowed a continuance of the trial until June 29.

The Browns were convicted of tax-related crimes in January 2007, but they resisted capture for nearly nine months, stockpiling weapons, entertaining guests and issuing public threats against law enforcement figures. They were captured by an undercover team of U.S. marshals, who posed as supporters.

Prosecutors have charged the couple with a series of crimes that could result in life sentences if they are convicted of the most serious charges. They are accused of building and handling improvised explosive devices including pipe bombs, antipersonnel mines, exploding rifle targets and gunpowder grenades. Their trial had originally been scheduled for April.

The Browns, who led a local militia in the 1990s and have long been active in right-wing, anti-government groups, argued during their arraignments that the court had no jurisdiction over their case. Both Ed and Elaine Brown refused to enter pleas, rejected court-appointed defense attorneys and said they would not participate in the cases against them.

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Voters should present identification – such as a driver’s license – to vote in elections in New Hampshire.

Agree or disagree?

SnowRevolt.com will be heading down to the Salem area this evening to help the Marilinda Garcia re-election campaign.

We’ll try to have video footage and photos of the event. Stay tuned.

The latest from NH GOP chairman John Sununu:


For people who think I have been too tough on the Democrats by accusing them of ruining New Hampshire, to understand my criticism you don’t need to look any further than the recently proposed HB415 “Bathroom Bill” as well as Governor Lynch’s attempt to raid the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Associating Plan to understand my criticism. These actions serve as reminders of the radical agenda being pushed by the Democrat Leadership in Concord that threatens to damage New Hampshire’s special quality of life and government structure.

This week a house judiciary subcommittee voted along party lines to advance the Bathroom Bill to the full committee. The legislation, which makes changes to existing laws, grants universal access to public restrooms based on individual’s preferred “gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual.” This would allow an individual to legally choose if they would like to use a men’s restroom or women’s restroom based purely on their own personal preferred gender – regardless of their actual biological gender.

The Democrat’s Bathroom Bill is a radical assault on personal privacy that poses, at the least, an undue level of discomfort on users of public facilities and at the worst a mischief risk for families who utilize public restrooms facilities across New Hampshire. It’s about time that Governor Lynch shows some backbone and stands up to the extreme liberals that dominate the Democrat leadership in the New Hampshire House and Senate. He should publicly denounce and commit to veto egregious pieces of legislation like the Bathroom Bill before they reach his desk
A second example of the Democrats disastrous agenda is Governor Lynch’s attempt to take money from the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Plan and use it to balance the budget. The fund consists of premiums and payments from doctors that were intended to provide stability to the medical malpractice insurance market. In the event that the plan was to have a surplus, New Hampshire regulations clearly states that it shall “repay members for assessments previously levied.”

Legal opinions can’t make this kind of expropriation justifiable. This is private money, not state revenue, and any attempt by the Governor to use it to fund the operations of state government amounts to nothing more than the theft of private property. If they are to succeed in these efforts to pocket this money from New Hampshire’s doctors what is to stop them from taking money from other groups to balance future budgets?

John H. Sununu

Maps | CD-1 & CD-2

March 13, 2009

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Wikipedia | NH Congressional District 1

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Wikipedia | NH Congressional District 2

Four Republicans are in the March 24 primary for state representative. Those candidates are:

Marilinda Garcia, Salem (23 School Street) 03079
Donna Mauro, Windham (18 Simpson Road) 03087
James E. Holland, Jr., Salem (7 Spicket Lane) 03079
Edward DeClercq, Salem (5 Playcamp Road) 03079

The lone Democrat to file:

Sheila Murray, Salem (11 Darryl Lane) 03079

Full Disclosure: I’m backing Garcia

More Info: http://www.sos.nh.gov/salem.htm

From the state chairman of the NH Republican Party:


For people who think I have been too tough on the Democrats by accusing them of ruining New Hampshire, to understand my criticism you don’t need to look any further than the recently proposed HB415 “Bathroom Bill” as well as Governor Lynch’s attempt to raid the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Associating Plan to understand my criticism. These actions serve as reminders of the radical agenda being pushed by the Democrat Leadership in Concord that threatens to damage New Hampshire’s special quality of life and government structure.
This week a house judiciary subcommittee voted along party lines to advance the Bathroom Bill to the full committee. The legislation, which makes changes to existing laws, grants universal access to public restrooms based on individual’s preferred “gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual.” This would allow an individual to legally choose if they would like to use a men’s restroom or women’s restroom based purely on their own personal preferred gender – regardless of their actual biological gender.

The Democrat’s Bathroom Bill is a radical assault on personal privacy that poses, at the least, an undue level of discomfort on users of public facilities and at the worst a mischief risk for families who utilize public restrooms facilities across New Hampshire. It’s about time that Governor Lynch shows some backbone and stands up to the extreme liberals that dominate the Democrat leadership in the New Hampshire House and Senate. He should publicly denounce and commit to veto egregious pieces of legislation like the Bathroom Bill before they reach his desk
A second example of the Democrats disastrous agenda is Governor Lynch’s attempt to take money from the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Plan and use it to balance the budget. The fund consists of premiums and payments from doctors that were intended to provide stability to the medical malpractice insurance market. In the event that the plan was to have a surplus, New Hampshire regulations clearly states that it shall “repay members for assessments previously levied.”

Legal opinions can’t make this kind of expropriation justifiable. This is private money, not state revenue, and any attempt by the Governor to use it to fund the operations of state government amounts to nothing more than the theft of private property. If they are to succeed in these efforts to pocket this money from New Hampshire’s doctors what is to stop them from taking money from other groups to balance future budgets?

John H. Sununu

So, let me get this straight. Money that isn’t the government’s property is being raided to pay down the overspending (the media call that a “shortfall”) that Gov. Lynch and the Democrats in the two chambers have caused, and yet that money isn’t to be touched? And that’s not stealing?