Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wall-to-Wall Wet Wal- er... Rallies

Liberty-minded voters mass in front of the NH State House to inform their representatives on several issues. Specifically, HB648: "relative to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes," and the bloated "recession" budget, HB1 and HB2, 6/24/2009

And for those on a time budget, here's some selections from the Taxpayer Rally.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Subversive Government

Lead by Rep Paul Ingbretson and Rep Dan Itse, the NH House ad hoc committee on Redress of Grievance, attempting to restore that moribund Constitutional mandate (Part First, Article 31) to the NH legislature (an odyssey begun last year with HB1543), commences "listening sessions" in a storefront across Main St from State House grounds, in defiance of the wishes of House leadership, 6/9/2009.

Yes, the legislators, attempting to do the People's business as directed in the State's charter, were denied access to government facilities. Apparently Speaker Norelli has an issue with direct accountability to citizens wronged by their government. Or perhaps she simply considers such citizens to be necessary and acceptable collateral damage in her political machinations. I guess you'd have to ask her...

Previous posts on Redress of Grievance are here, here, here and here (the afternoon session of which was the first time Adventures in the Free State met David Johnson).

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One step closer to equality under the law

Today, NH government is just a little less discriminatory. And that's never a bad thing. HB436, HB310, and finally HB73 are the law of the land. Herewith, the Marriage Equality Rally preceding the final showdown on HB73, "relative to the solemnization of marriage," outside the NH State House, 6/3/2009, culminating in making NH #6. By 5:30pm, even the shouting was over, the fat lady's lungs collapsed. Hell, even Cheney gets it. How, then, is there an excuse left...?

See more of my ranting, and the Senate Committee hearing here.

Now. Can we all work together to get government out of the religion business?