Steven J Connolly

Friday
Jul122013

Dirty Or Clean Underwear

I’ve tried to stay away from this whole NH voter registration thingy.

If someone from Cambridge, Ma. or Uzbekistan wants to come to New Hampshire to vote in an election and they work at it hard enough is it really life or election changing to have this happen. I’m thinking that this is a lot like putting barbed wire up across the U.S./Mexico border it might be a symbol of deterrence but in reality it looks really bad and does little to stop the issue at hand. Whether this is someone who wants to go to New Hampshire to vote or to go someplace else besides Mexico.

For me this changed today reading about the daughter of U.S. Senator C. Jeanne Shaheen. From the Union Leader newspaper,

"The younger Shaheen received national attention earlier this week when reports about her lingerie business, "Naked Undies," surfaced on BuzzFeed.com and other web sites, as well as in the New York Daily News. The company is registered to the Shaheen family's home address in Madbury. But the company's web site indicates its owners are based in Los Angeles.
The web site says that after "working tirelessly on the campaign trail" on her mother's behalf, "Eventually, Molly planted her roots in Los Angeles, working for top talent agencies." The site also says Molly Shaheen and her business partner "currently reside in Beverly Hills."
Molly Shaheen's Facebook page also says she: "Lives in Los Angeles, California."

The underwear business.

Wonder what their net sales were as daughter Molly was trancing from Madbury to reportedly, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills!

I think sham, fraud, lies and deception all fit in quite well here.  But I don’t know exactly where.

Guess that’s the magic of politics is somehow that all this can all go away. ..

Good fences make for good neighbors and shove the Shaheen's behind the damn fence.

 

 

 

Thursday
Jul112013

Upcoming U.S. Senate Races

It’s a ways out before there can be any real campaigning for the U.S. Senate and to challenge incumbent senator C. Jeanne Shaheen.

The news media is bandying around two candidates: Sen. Jeb Bradley and former senator Jim Rubens. Lots of things can happen especially in areas like fundraising and strategy but I’m now wondering that if the political laundry is laundered whether the Rubens campaign actual or proposed becomes nothing more than a distraction? Or even less…

I first heard of Rubens when I was running for the house in 1994 especially the part about spending $66,000.00 to defeat an incumbent senate president in a hotly contested primary. At the time I wondered where these funds would come from and what could be the justification for spending this amt. to gain a position that only pays a mere fraction of this ,but, this is the senate district that includes the coveted and powerful Hanover-Dartmouth elite power complex.

So a possible Rubens candidacy in 2014?  I’m sure there are powerful geopolitical elements at work like the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Casino Gaming of which Rubens is at the forefront. Beyond this, I’ve only heard Rubens term himself an “angel investor.”

Former Sen. Rubens led the defeat of expanded casino gaming. But would a run for U.S. Senate catch traction? Whatever this actually means.

I’ve read in the Wall Street Journal and other places that angel investors typically lend money to investors and venture capitalists at a higher rate of interest than what banks charge this includes lending money to financially distressed firms with bad credit issues. I’ve also read that the reported performance of many angel investors ranges from bad to horrible which makes sense as the risk parameter(s) for these shaky investments is not only higher but in many cases the whole investment is moving into uncharted waters.  A partial listing of projects that fit this category:

-         Commercial Real Estate in Romania.

-         Anything funded by Junk Bonds.

-         Kazhastan Natural Gas Exploration.   

I don’t know what is going to happen in the upcoming race for U.S. Senate but it will be interesting to see how the campaigns evolve, strategize and fundraise to this goal.

Thursday
Jul112013

More Marijuana. More Farce. 

Each day, unfortunately I see how New Hampshire is becoming more and more of a Massachusetts based farce instead of a sovereign state.

The papermills in Groveton are closed and economic deprivation has enveloped the whole area which boasts some of the highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates in the state.

Groveton Papermill in better days. It's closed now. The idea people want to grow marijuana here. Their salaries are paid for by NH taxpayers. The only real jobs that are now being created are idea people.

For example economic development consultants, quid pro quo academians from New York based Syracuse University; and lastly the NH taxpayer financed North Country Council Inc. which has many quality and lengthy- wordy ideas on how to be successful in the future.

“Marijuana used for medicinal purposes, grown by a non profit.” or a quote very similar to this said Pat McGarvin who is an Economic Development planner at North Country Council. As reported in the Caledonian Record newspaper which I don’t have in front of me.

Growing weed in the abandoned mill buildings at Groveton.

Is this for real?

Please keep in mind that all these consultants, ideas and their six figure salaries are paid for by NH taxpayers.

I’ve already attempted to ask my local elected officials about “ideas” like this one.

Perhaps having the Commonwealth of Massachusetts annexing New Hampshire wouldn’t be a bad thing in this way they’re wouldn’t be any illusions about government and its role in society or life in general.

It would be well known what this is all about…

 

Thursday
Jul112013

Voices Of Sanity. Fiscal Responsibility 4-1. 

Politics is a thankless job. It really is.

Today’s Union Leader: The state wants to pay a consultant $75.00 an hour or $177,000.00 for an educational bureaucrat insider named Karen Soule to determine something really strategic like “teacher effectiveness.”

Thankfully we have an Executive Council that looked at the state contract and tabled it.

The vote was 4-1.

Guess who the one was?

If this isn’t an argument against career politicians and representing a bureaucracy that is willing to drain everything to pay for their tastes, ideals and way of life and that of their friends. Including defending another disfunctional, poorly managed educational bureaucracy in Washington, D.C. over the immediate needs of his own district!

This is not unbelieveable it's simply par for the course.

It’s time for a change in Executive Council District #1!!!!

 

Saturday
Jul062013

The Giffords, Kelly Contract Agreement. 

So I’m sitting here on the internet struggling to post my blogs to nhinsider.com and asking question(s) why the bandwidth is being eaten up.

Thumbs Up: Former Congresswoman Giffords for increased gun control yet nothing is said about violence and video games. Photo Credit:New Hampshire Union Leader.One answer: kids.

That’s right some kids playing online video games: Assassin’s Creed, Modern Warfare and Call of Duty parts 1, 2 and even “Black Ops.”

Black Ops.

These are games that require as a prerequisite: weapons handling, tactical combat operations and the ultimate: the killing of human life. I haven’t played any of these games it’s my understanding that they do include a brief political and geopolitical overview of the combat theatre in question, i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

I as an adult don’t understand why the U.S. has a 9 year plus year military presence in Afghanistan with no victory in sight, millions of dollars and lives spent, but this is still enough material for a $50.00 video game played on $300.00 consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX 360.

Video Gaming is a multimillion dollar industry in the United States.

So the kids are eating up all the bandwidth with violence and killing: I’m assuming they’re killing the Taliban or some enemy of the U.S. state. Perhaps they've got some intelligence from drones to help them on their journey.

So where am I going with this…

Former Member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Former Navy Captain Mark Kelly are in New Hampshire are making a political argument and I’d term a spectacle about why more gun control measures are needed.

More regulations are needed. Especially here in New Hampshire.

If you notice neither one of these two say anything about video games and violence.

Why is this?

I'd put the answer to this question somewhere between Hollywood (Jewish) finance and the way politics works in this country.