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Monday
Jan252010

NHDP - Will the Entire GOP Primary Field Join Kelly Ayotte in the Pockets of Special Interest?

Kelly Ayotte Embraced Last Week's Supreme Court Decision to Give Special Interests Free Reign in NH Elections - Where do the Other Republican Candidates Stand?

 

CONCORD - New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte came out in full force this weekend to defend last week's Supreme Court decision which will allow special interests and corporations to funnel an unlimited amount of money into Granite State elections, ceding control over the political process to well-financed interest groups rather than New Hampshire voters [Nashua Telegraph, 1/24/10].

 

Will Ovide Lamontagne, Bill Binnie and Jim Bender put themselves in the pockets of special interest as well?

 

"Kelly Ayotte should spend more time listening to the middle-class families of New Hampshire instead of the powerful special interests funding her campaign," said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "She's been dead silent on a plan to create jobs for middle-class workers in the Granite State, yet wasted no time chiming in to defend the powerful corporations trying to drown out the voices of everyday voters in 2010. Will the rest of the GOP field jump into the pockets of special interests as well?"

 

Ayotte has consistently chosen to put powerful special interests and the agenda of the DC establishment before the needs of New Hampshire's middle-class families. On health care she supports a plan that would eliminate essential consumer protections like ob/gyn care and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage when you get sick [Concord Monitor, 1/8/10]. After signing a far-right pledge to repeal these protections if elected, Ayotte's campaign announced a meet and greet with health insurance executives in Washington [Fosters, 1/15/10; Blue Hampshire, 1/21/10]. And last week, her campaign came out against the President's plan to hold Wall Street accountable and recover taxpayer dollars used to bail out big banks [Union Leader, 1/21/10].

 

"Kelly Ayotte represents Wall Street, insurance companies, big corporations, the DC establishment and other special interests devoted to silencing New Hampshire's middle class. Who do the rest of the GOP candidates represent?" said Browne.

Monday
Jan252010

NHDP Chair Ray Buckley Calls on Rep. Al Baldasaro to Resign After Saying NH is “Selling Children to Homosexuals for $10,000 each” 

Concord -  Ray Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement after Republican state Representative Al Baldasaro  (R-Londonderry), while testifying before the NH House Judiciary Committee last Wednesday, stated that "The state of New Hampshire is selling children to homosexuals for $10,000 each."

 
"Rep. Baldasaro's remarks have no place in New Hampshire and certainly not from a state elected official.  He needs to immediately apologize for his outrageous statement.  And his Londonderry colleague House Minority Leader Rep. Sherman Packard, as well as Deputy Minority Leader Rep. David Hess of Hooksett and Republican 16th District Senate candidate Rep. David Boutin of Hooksett should denounce these ridiculously hateful remarks and demand his resignation."
 

"The Granite State is a place where people of different backgrounds are accepted, not discriminated against based on their, race, gender, or sexual orientation.  To make such an ignorant comment is an embarrassment to his party, his office, and to our state. Republican legislative leaders should take swift and determined action against Rep. Baldasaro."

Monday
Jan252010

ICYMI - NH's Shea-Porter Supports Troop-toxic Waste Bill 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ― New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is lending her support to a bill that would help protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from the disposal of toxic waste in open air burn pits.

The bill would prohibit the disposal of the toxins in burn pits and ensure that the thousands of troops exposed to those elements receive proper medical care. Hundreds of troops have become sick from overexposure to the toxins.

The bill calls for a registry documenting the exposures in order to remove obstacles to accessing VA care benefits. It also pushes for a ban on the open-air burning of large quantities of plastics.

New York Congressman Tim Bishop is sponsoring the bill. Shea-Porter is the lead co-sponsor.



Monday
Jan252010

NH Families Petition for an Indepth Audit of NH DCYF

For full request including the 20 main points/objectives and a petition that you can e-sign to request some further action by the NH DCYF Click Below:

Petition to Audit NH DCYF

NH families are requesting an audit of NH DHHS/DCYF. A list of points has been put together by NH families to show how much an audit is duly warranted in this state.

These specific requirements are to include a professional conduct code for each level of staff, specific levels of education for each level of staff (including ongoing training to work with children youth and families), professional licensure codes and professional and licensure accountability of biased or falsified information for all NH DCYF staff and all NH DCYF subcontracted staff who have direct or indirect contact/work with the children in NH DCYF custody or their families (this would include parent aids also).

Request that NH DCYF be made to correct their wrongdoings, return children promptly to the family as soon as there is evidence that contradicts the allegations made by NH DCYF staff, that NH DCYF be required to financially compensate each child/youth/family whom NH DCYF has traumatized, injured, abused, neglected, slandered. NH DCYF must be required to compensate each parent for the loss of job, loss of home, all physical and emotional insults and injuries caused by NH DCYF staff for practicing outside of the scope of their practice, for obtaining privately protected health and medical information without the consent of the child's parent/guardian, for each false statement made about a family member, for each failure to keep the child in safe environment that is most appropriate for the child's needs, financial compensation for failure to ensure that a child in NH DCYF custody be allowed their Constitutional rights, financial compensation for failure to promptly assess, and ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment of a child in NH DCYF custody.

Monday
Jan252010

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network

Terror War Games 

Terror War Games 

ISRAEL, Please No More Bin Laden Tapes, Nobody is Buying It!

No More Fake Bin Laden Tapes PleaseChristmas Bombing Audio Tape Lamest Yet
You Were Caught, Admit it and Move On
by Gordon Duff , Senior Editor

The new audio tape from "Osama bin Laden" taking responsibility for the idiotic and childish incident in Detroit where moronic Nigerian armed with a useless "bomb" is simply too much.  Now using audio tapes because, supposedly, nobody in Al Qaeda got a flash drive video for Christmas is even more of a joke. 

Please, with the hundreds of millions our Saudi allies have given to terrorists, a video camera the size of an Ipod might have been a nice touch.  Even funnier was releasing the audio, using algorithm software probably illegally downloaded off the internet, and giving it to Al Jazeera, is even funnier.
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