NHI Editorials


NHI Supports Rubens, Garcia, Hemingway and Write in Bruce Marcus For Hills24

NHInsider or more accurately Bob DeMaura, will be supporting the following in today’s primary election.

US Senate

Jim Rubens gets the nod. There are a number of issues that Jim and I see differently. The same could be said for all the other candidates as well. Brown has been a bust campaigning, there was a period where he just couldn’t seem to decide if he was going to do this, needing the RNC and the NH GOP to commit to him before he could decide. Sort of an immature way to decide. His campaign had so many gaff’s it was hard to keep track. The latest being the press release regarding his recent canoe trip on the Contoocook. They point out that “The Contoocook River runs 71 miles long, flowing from Penacook to the Contoocook Lake on the Jaffrey/Rindge border.” That’s news to us folks here on the Contoocook!

Former Senator Smith is a reminder of the GOP of the past, the way back past! Rich white man telling everyone else that he is a moral and ethical person and the rest of us are subject to his definition of morality.

For transparency sake, when NHInsider was just starting Jim Rubens was a Blogger at NHInsider.

US House NH CD2

Marilinda Garcia gets my vote in CD2. She has run a fairly clean campaign with the exception of having to respond to Gary Lambert’s attacks once the polls showed he was trailing by a considerable amount. For me I turned off Lambert when he voted Democrat on a number of critical issues like Cap and Trade to fix man made climate change that doesn’t actually exist. Garcia also gives the NH GOP and the RNC a candidate that isn’t a rich white man.

NH Governor

Andrew Hemingway is our choice for Governor. He’s a thoughtful person. He supports a NH that we remember before the state was flooded with NY and MA refugees. A Libertarian view of what a State should be for its citizens. Walt Havenstein reminds me of Craig Benson and that isn’t a good thing. A State Government is a vastly different creature than a private commercial enterprise. Then his negative baggage that he is carrying around, like being a wealthy person who is willing to cheat and lie to save $9K in taxes!

Hillsborough 24 (Peterborough)

With the latest reshuffling of the NH House districts Peterborough ended up with 2 Reps and no other towns connected with them. Sharon residents were certainly miffed that they were put in with New Ipswich and not Peterborough. After all, they are like Peterborough’s step child, they get all their services from Peterborough often for less than Peterborough taxpayers pay!

Peterborough has always been more moderate, Walter Peterson was a Republican Governor from Peterborough that supported an income tax. In his later years he endorsed John Lynch for Governor.

This year no one was willing to run as a Republican for the NH House from Peterborough. Some of this comes from frustration with the County and State party apparatus that tried to treat Peterborough (and the surrounding area towns) as if we were a big City. Like you could go out one weekend and cover the entire district. As if you only have to contact those registered as Republicans who already claim they support you. At least those were the lists they provided to the locals.

I will be writing in Bruce Marcus on my ballot, if for no other reason than to emphasize that there are more than just moonbeam, energy hating, rich elites in Peterborough!

Work Hard and Vote!

Bob DeMaura

NHInsider owner/operator


For The Children of Illegals (Dreamers) It’s About ROI!

First let’s clarify exactly who we are talking about. The Dreamers are children who are reaching the age of Majority (18 years old) or have already passed it. They were brought to the USA illegally by their parents when they were small children. They did not commit a crime themselves since the incident occurred before they were of the age to give consent to the actions, it is their parents who committed the crime. The Dreamers do not include the recent flood of children crossing the border by invitation from the Obama Administration.

The Dreamers have lived in the USA for almost their entire life. The speak English, and attended American Public Schools. They were the beneficiaries of welfare assistance, food stamps, and medical treatment.

We Americans through various levels of Government Programs and taxations paid for these things for these children. We have about $250,000 invested in each of these children. We need to make sure that these Dreamers become tax paying citizens thankful for the opportunity.

There are a lot of facets to immigration reform, it needs better security of our borders but it also has to be compassionate and flexible to accommodate the exceptions. My personal take is the current situation is more about failed American foreign policies than anything else but that is another discussion for another day.

Issuing sweeping statements that indicts everyone without an official USA citizenship card, and threatening to implement across the board punitive measures is not an answer to this complex issue. In fact it makes the politicians that don’t acknowledge that this is a complex issue look like knuckle dragging trolls!

People will show all kinds of bravado when in a crowd but behind the voter curtain is a whole different environment. Politicians with draconian immigration solutions will lose in a general election.


Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura


Ferguson Follies 

The freak show in Ferguson MO. has finally died down. The race whores and instigators have slunk off looking for a new venue to get “screen time” from the Media. They will return once the Grand Jury releases its findings.

The looters and rioters have returned home with their loot, looking to use it up or sell it off. This is a tough time of month for those awaiting the monthly money delivery from Uncle Sam, a couple of 31 day month’s wreaks havoc on a budget.

In the meantime the Black/White relations have taken another major step backward. The blacks because this proves they are right the police really do discriminate and punish Blacks. The Whites just tsk tsk look we are right, the Black community is all for protecting criminals both the dead kid who was blatantly disobeying the laws of the land and the follow up riots and looting proved the Black community supports criminal activity.

In reality, the facts bear out a slightly different tale.

For the Blacks that marched peacefully, to protest the treatment of the youth as well as the way the initial investigation began, they lost out. Their message was drowned out by the rioters and race whores who took the fight away from them.

For the police 99.9% of all attempts to arrest end peacefully. No violence stems from these instances. The police are actually on the losing end of most violence, over 500 police officers have been killed over the past 10 years. Over 500,000 police officers have been injured during those 0.1% of arrests that end in violence.

As for them targeting the Blacks in a community made up of over 60% blacks such as Ferguson MO it would appear to be a prejudice against blacks especially since Ferguson Police Force has no Black officers. However if you go to a predominantly White or Hispanic community you will be able to find many folks who will claim the local police pick on them and harass them up to and including physical violence.

The real key to who gets harassed isn’t the color of the skin it is the socio-economic standing of the person. If the person looks and acts like a gangster they get treated like a gangster by the police.

The comedian Chris Rock has a video out that sums all this up pretty well!

How  Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police.... 

A  recent public service announcement to the African American  community...



and this description of the Ferguson MO shooting and subsequent rioting by Johnathan Gentry!


Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura


Welcome Back Mark Hounsell!

You will notice a new Blogger listed on the Front Page of NHInsider.com.

The new addition is really a re-entry into the world of Blogging by Mark Hounsell!

Mark is a well known political activist in the purest sense of the word, he actively promotes his ideas for better governance which may not align with one of the parties or their splinter groups.

So welcome back Mark! I can't wait to read what you have to say!

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura

NHInsider Owner/Operator


Hobby Lobby Decision Because You Don’t Own Your HealthCare!

The Supreme’s did an excellent job on the Hobby Lobby case, sticking to constitutional principles. There is never a good reason for the Government to force a person to purchase for someone else a product that they consider repugnant and a violation of their religious definition of life!

However the problem is/should have been easily solved. Unfortunately Obamacare, in 22000 plus pages made no attempt to fix the basic fundamental flaw in our healthcare insurance system. Ownership of the policies is by a third party, your employer or the government and not you!

Home and auto insurance works fine with each state regulating it for the protection of their citizens. People own their policies and can easily switch to another carrier.

The solution is so simple, everyone owns and manages their own Healthcare account. Employers and other entitlement benefit dispensers make your benefit deposits to your account. You select an insurance plan you want from the state approved insurance plans. The insurance companies make an automatic monthly withdrawal from your account to cover your premiums. You can also deposit money into this account at any time or on a set schedule. The excess in your account can be withdrawn by State certified companies that provide healthcare services such as doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, or other approved providers. When you die any remaining funds are deposited into the beneficiary’s healthcare accounts as designated by you.


Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura