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Wednesday
Jan272010

Statement from Former NHDP Chair Kathy Sullivan on Hateful Comments by Rep. Al Baldasaro 

Republican Party leadership's silence amounts to a tacit endorsement of Rep. Baldasaro's shameful comments and despicable behavior.

 
Concord - Last Wednesday before the state's House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Al Baldasaro issued a hateful tirade against some of our New Hampshire families.  
 
He said "I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt.  So we sold each kid to a homosexual couple that's not married for $10,000."  Click here for a link to the full story and a video of Rep. Baldasaro's remarks.
 
In response to these hateful remarks, Kathy Sullivan, Democratic National Committeewoman and former Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement:
 
"Rep. Baldasaro's comments were sad, hateful and outrageous, and an attack on hardworking New Hampshire families who are trying to raise their children to be good and productive members of our community.  He even reinforced his comments -- in response to calls to apologize he issued a statement full of despicable remarks about NHDP Chair Raymond Buckley."
 
"But equally disappointing is the Republican Party leadership's silence on this issue - silence that amounts to a tacit endorsement of Rep. Baldasaro's shameful comments and despicable behavior."
 
"All Republican candidates for higher office, Republican Chair John H. Sununu, House leadership, and Republican 16th District Senate candidate Rep. David Boutin should denounce these hateful, insulting remarks and demand Rep. Baldasaro apologize.  A failure to do so will speak volumes about their support for his statements and his leadership within the Republican Party."
 
"Anything short of a full-throated condemnation of his statements amounts to clear signal to Rep. Baldasaro and other Republicans that this type of behavior is not only acceptable, but supported by the Republican Party."

Tuesday
Jan262010

CAACP - Meet Conservative Candidate for Governor Jack Kimball at The Grand View Inn

Tuesday
Jan262010

SVRW hosting a Newcomer’s Coffee 2/8

Amherst, NH --- The Souhegan Valley Republican Women will be hosting a Newcomer’s Coffee on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:30 am in Amherst.  The speaker will be the Honorable Nancy Elliott (r-Merrimack), New Hampshire State Representative and President of New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women. 

Please join us for lively discussion centered on current political happenings and to learn more about the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women and how each of us can be involved in making a difference in our country.  Our meeting location is a private residence and will change from month to month so please contact Verity Swayne before February 5th at 672-0736 or by email at swaynefam@myfairpoint.net for the address and driving directions for this month’s meeting.  All Republican women from the towns of Amherst, Milford, Hollis, Brookline and surrounding towns are welcome!  

Tuesday
Jan262010

State Health Officials Warn New Hampshire Residents of a Salami Recall Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is urging New Hampshire residents not to eat salami that has been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. A voluntary nationwide recall has been issued for various lots of salami packaged under the Daniele brand name as well as certain lots packaged under the Dietz & Watson and Boar’s Head brand names.

To date, there has been one case of illness in New Hampshire linked to this outbreak, an adult woman from Hillsborough County who is recovering from Salmonella poisoning. New Hampshire health officials are continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on this investigation.

“Salmonella is a bacteria that is potentially deadly to people,” said Dr. Jose Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS, “especially young children, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems. People should check their refrigerators or freezers for any affected products and throw them away.”

Each package of the recalled product bears a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection, which were sold at various stores throughout the State. DHHS urges consumers to review the recall information to identify whether specific salami products are affected.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts from 4 to 7 days. Although most people recover without treatment, severe infections may occur that may move to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

If you have a recalled product, do not eat it; return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of it in a closed plastic bag and place in a sealed trash can. Consumers with questions regarding the voluntary recall should contact the Daniele International, Inc. Hotline at (888) 345-4160 or its PR contact, Levick, at (202) 973-1335.

For more information about this recall and Salmonella visit the USDA website at http://www.usda.gov www.fsis.usda.gov or http://www.cdc.gov , or call the DHHS Division of Public Health Services, Communicable Disease Control Section at 271-4496 or 1-800-852-3345 x4496.



Tuesday
Jan262010

NetRight Daily: Bernanke On the Hot Seat 

The Bernanke Nomination:  The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman's second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics.

Time to Bring the Federal Reserve to Heel:  Sometime in the next ten days the U.S. Senate will vote on whether or not to give Ben Bernanke a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The only honorable and right thing to do is to reject his nomination.

The Myth of Blue Dog Democrats:  If, as the 2010 elections approach, the Democrats appear headed for a crushing defeat, expect to hear that Americans just 'want to throw the bums out.' But to write off voter disgust with out-of-control spending and the stinking backroom buyoffs to pass an unpopular health care bill as a generic anti-incumbency fashion statement clearly benefits the party in charge, that being the Democratic Party.

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