Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Before a legislative committee Thursday, Attorney General Michael Delaney said he opposes House Bill 89 mandating that he join a lawsuit, brought by Florida and several other states, challenging the federal health care act. The suit claims the federal law is unconstitutional because it requires people to buy health insurance.

Delaney told the House Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee that the bill violates the separation of powers doctrine in the New Hampshire Constitution and the long-standing tradition of an independent attorney general.

But bill sponsor Rep. Kenneth Weyler, R-Kingston, said joining one of the suits "seems like such an obvious thing. We should not allow this. But the attitude of the (attorney general) was less than stellar (with him) saying 'I don't have to do what you say.'""...

"Delaney was appointed by Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat."

"Committee chairman Rep. Alfred Baldasaro, R-Londonderry, also was upset with Delaney. He said lawmakers pass laws all the time that the attorney general disagrees with, but he has to do what's in the best interest of the people."

"This is a budgetary issue that will cost the state of New Hampshire millions of dollars for years to come. The attorney general has to look out for the people of New Hampshire; that's his job. If he can't do it, we will get somebody who can," Baldasaro said."

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Out of Control Minority in Concord -

"Then there is the bill sponsored by Rep. Steven Lindsey (D) urging the United Kingdom to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. You know, my neighbor and I were talking just the other day about this, wondering when we'd get some local legislative action on getting those marbles home. Seriously, before you criticize Republicans for filing frivolous legislation you should move out of the glass house.

Meanwhile, you have the aforementioned Ms. Sullivan lambasting Rep. Al Baldasaro for a proposed constitutional amendment. If you ever need a clinical definition of a straw man argument you will find none better than this. If anyone can locate references to the Pledge of Allegiance, the Fourth of July, or secession in Al's bill be sure to let me know.

And how about this gem. Enrique Meza, a Manchester immigration attorney and head of Governor Lynch's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs was recently quoted regarding the Hispanic population in New Hampshire, "Some of us are legal. Some of us are illegal…we're here to stay!"

New Hampshire voters elected a legislature to reflect their views. Now we have the left intimating that these same representatives are out of control and are out to destroy our state." Read More

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gay marriage law could be repealed
Eagle Tribune
Al Baldasaro, R-Londonderry, said gay marriage is not the Republican Party's first concern. "Right now we're concerned about the economy," he said. ... read more