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Saturday
Apr112009

NH GOP - MARTIN FINALLY ADMITS SUPPORT FOR RADICAL DEMOCRAT AGENDA 

Martin Openly Supports Same-Sex Marriage, Opposes Death Penalty

 

 

CONCORD – Ending weeks of silence, Democrat State Senate candidate Willard “Bud” Martin today finally admitted his support for the radical Democrat agenda advancing through the Legislature. In an interview in today’s Fosters Daily Democrat, Mr. Martin came out in support of same-sex marriage and revealed his staunch, long-held opposition to the death penalty.

 

His admissions come at a time when the State Senate is set to consider a slew of radical bills passed by the House including legislation that will establish same-sex marriage and repeal the death penalty.

 

At the same time that Mr. Martin was discussing his support for the Democrats radical agenda, the Democrat State Committee was trying to mislead voters into believing that Martin was still considering the issues. In a story in today’s Conway Daily Sun, Democrat Executive Director Mike Brunelle deceptively claimed that Mr. Martin’s position on the death penalty and same-sex marriage “will be decided down the line.”

 

Martin also revealed that he has been an opponent of the death penalty “since he was a teenager” – despite the fact that he recently told WMUR-TV (3/29/09) that he had “absolutely not” made up his mind on the issue.

 

“Today, Bud Martin confirmed what everybody already knew – that he is a far-left politician who supports the radical Democrat agenda advancing through the legislature. Mr. Martin has deliberately tried to mislead the public by obscuring his actual positions on some of the key issues in this campaign,” said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Communications Director Ryan Williams. “It’s now obvious that Bud Martin is willing to do and say anything to get elected, and that he lacks the credibility required to effectively represent District 3 in Concord.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Willard “Bud” Martin Has Claimed That He Didn’t Have A Position On Same-Sex Marriage Or A Repeal Of The Death Penalty:

 

Sean McDonald: So you haven’t made any final decision on [same-sex marriage and the death penalty]? (4/9/08)

 

Willard “Bud” Martin: Absolutely Not. (WMUR, 4/9/08)

 

 

He Said It Would Be “Presumptuous” To Give A Position On The Issues:

Sean McDonald: Let me get your reaction this week to the House saying no to the death penalty, wanting to repeal that and saying yes to gay marriage. These are possible issues that you might face if you are selected for the senate. Give me your take on these things.

 

Willard “Bud” Martin: Here’s my take on that Sean. It’s very important that the voters know that they are sending somebody down who is going to listen and be accessible and then really do the responsible thing in a focused way and on these very important issues to the constituents out there, that’s my pledge. I’m not going to send out a postcard in advance on everything I am going to do, because that’s presumptuous. How should I make a decision on these critical issues without hearing from everybody? So we will have a hearing process - hearing rooms.

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF BUD MARTIN DODGING QUESTIONS

 

 

Today, Willard “Bud” Martin Told Fosters Daily Democrat That He Supports Same-Sex Marriage And Opposes The Death Penalty:

 

Fosters Daily Democrat: “The Democrat in the special Senate election was talking Thursday like the fiscal conservative he says he is while coming down against the death penalty and for gay marriage.” (4/10/09)

 

 

But On The Same Day, The Democrat State Committee Told The Conway Daily Sun He Wasn’t Going To Take A Position On Social Issues:

 

Conway Daily Sun: Bud is going to ensure he listens to his constituents,’ Brunelle said of social issues. ‘And that all will be decided down the line.’” (4/10/09)

 

Saturday
Apr112009

Daily Grind: Wrong Way to Open Up Cuba 

Wrong way to open up Cuba
The Congressional Black Caucus visits the tyrants of Cuba with open arms.

 

Sorry Mr. Obama, but nobody lives forever
The President's expansion of federal health care will only lead to higher costs, poorer care.

 

Helicopter Money to the Rescue
President Obama pledges $100 billion to the International Monetary Fund as the international agency creates money out of thin air.

 

Saturday
Apr112009

NetRight Daily: Today's News from NetRight Nation 

Another Shoe Drops: There is no doubt that the bank bailout was mismanaged. Now it's time to buckle up for a government run on the insurance industry.

Card Check Hurts Employers: Costly penalties authorized by the proposed Employee Free Choice Act against companies but not organized labor would harm workers' free speech rights and stifle workplace debate on union issues, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other opponents of the bill.

Helicopter Money to the Rescue: Eminent economist Milton Friedman once envisioned “helicopter money” as currency dropped out of a helicopter to increase a community's money supply. Friedman stated that the effect would be nothing other than inflationary.

Sorry Mr. Obama, But Nobody lives Forever: Barack Obama's obsessive utopianism notwithstanding, no amount of socialized medicine is going to transform the United States into Shangri-La. In fact, the truth be known, Mr. Obama's recently announced socialist schemes may not only do nothing to extend the actuarial charts, they may for many actually hasten the arrival of the Grim Reaper—and make the cost of dying far more expensive for all.

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Saturday
Apr112009

NH DHHS - Chlamydia Rates Increased 28% in Five Years

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services is continually monitoring the rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). According to recent data, the number of chlamydia cases reported in New Hampshire increased from 1,611 in 2003 to 2,055 in 2007. The numbers for 2008 are still being compiled, but the total number of reported cases is 2,096, which also represents an increase.

 

“We never like to see an increase in disease,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. “This is a preventable and treatable illness, so more education should go a long way toward reducing these numbers. Regular testing is also recommended to make sure people do not have the disease but don’t know it. Some of the increase, however, may actually be due to more awareness and therefore more testing. It takes a while for the numbers to decrease once awareness is raised.”

 

Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It can be treated with antibiotics, but if left untreated it may compromise a woman’s fertility. Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infected women and about half of infected men have no symptoms.

 

If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Many women have no signs, but symptoms can include burning upon urination, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, and bleeding. Among men symptoms can include discharge or pain upon urination.

 

In New Hampshire, individuals age 15-24 were most affected as this group represented 73% of cases in 2007. The highest incidence was in persons age 20-24 years. In 2007 approximately three times as many females were reported with chlamydia as males.

 

STDs and chlamydia are two of the topics DHHS is focusing on this week in recognition of National Public Health Week. For more information on chlamydia or other STDs, visit the DHHS Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Program at www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/STDHIVPREVENT/default.htm, call the Division of Public Health Services at 603-271-4496, or go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

Saturday
Apr112009

NetRight Blog Alert: Kerikowske's Deadly Decision 

Fellow Bloggers,

 

Gil Kerikowske, the Obama appointee to become the next Drug Czar, has a very checkered past. It is our job as bloggers to report the news that the old media refuses to cover. We have been handed an opportunity to report on a story that the MSM is passing over. Please read the report below from NetRight Nation on Gil Kerikowske's involvement in the Seattle Mardi Gras riots.

 

Kerikowske's Deadly Decision:

 

In 2001, a riot broke out on Mardi Gras at Seattle's Pioneer Square. Rather than send his officers in to break up the riot, Kerlikowske ordered them to stand by. So police officers stood at the edge of the crowd while the victims pleaded for help. Scores were injured, several women were sexually assaulted, and Kris Kime died amid the violence. Kris Kime, a 20-year-old college student and construction worker, was violently attacked after attempting to aid a woman who had been knocked to the ground.

 

Kime's family sued, and Seattle settled out of court for $1,750,000 and acknowledged that its police strategy had presented a public safety threat.

 

Kerlikowske, however, felt that he had made the right decision. "I think we moved in at the proper time given the size of that crowd, the mob mentality that existed and what I saw. And I take responsibility, and I stand by that decision. Every police decision, especially in this particular situation, is that we are damned if we do and damned if we don't." He added, “The criticism has been just unbelievable.”

 

Apparently his officers felt otherwise. Officer Ken Saucier, a member of the Seattle Police Guild board, said that if it's a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation, "our contention is ... you might as well be damned if you do. We're paid to do. That's why most of the people get into [police work]."

 

"Police officers are sworn to do a duty, and they want to do that," he said. "When they`re held back, they're not able to do what they got into the job to do,” said Mike Edwards, Seattle Police Guild president.

 

Get the rest of the story and photos.