Author Archive | Rep. Jim Splaine

The Great WMUR CloseUP Ray Buckley-Jennifer Horn Debate

My favorite political show, WMUR’S CloseUP, didn’t fail to impress again this Sunday, with a mini-debate between N.H. Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley and N.H. Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn. I admit to some bias, but come on, Jennifer. This is the 21st Century. Ray had to play teacher and fact-checker on everything from the […]

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About Bill O’Brien, And Other Spuds And Potatos

Whoops — “potatoes.” I was having a Dan Quayle moment there. I’m addicted. There, I said it. There are two television programs I can’t avoid. “Two & 1/2 People” is one show, and WMUR’S “CloseUp” is the other. If you call me when those shows are on, you’ll go to voicebox. Guaranteed. I don’t even […]

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Marco Rubio & Climate Change: Can’t Do Nothing About It

Marco Rubio, the man who would be President (?!?!?!?) says nope, can’t do nothing about it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/marco-rubio-climate-change_n_2679810.html This guy is off this planet. At least he shows he doesn’t care much about ours. In addition to being grossly uninformed about what other nations are indeed doing about climate change, and what the United States still […]

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What A Wonderful Time For Equality!

On Monday, the President of the United States called for gay equality in his Inaugural speech. President Barack Obama, who months ago had made clear his support for gay marriage, has made the strongest message to the people of America and the world by any President ever in favor of treating all our citizens equally. […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Lessons In Diversity

I wrote this for PORTSMOUTH PATCH, which was picked up by other Patch sites, about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and its history in New Hampshire.  Democrats led the way during the 30 year battle to adopt the holiday, nationally and statewide.  The late Senator Ted Kennedy led the national effort, and many Democrats were […]

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Burt Cohen On WMUR’S CloseUP — His Leadership Continues To Be Needed On This Issue

Okay, I'm a bit biased on the issue, but fact is that Burt Cohen did a great job on today's WMUR CloseUP program, and his passion on the issue reminds me — many of us — how his leadership on this issue is needed. As I mentioned in a previous BlueHampshire.com post, he was ahead […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Marriage Equality

The United States Supreme Court takes up two cases about marriage equality —  the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as to whether the Federal Government can set a standard of one man and one woman for marriage, and California's Proposition 8, whether states can prohibit two men or two women from being married, as most […]

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About Stacie Laughton And The People She Helped

I don't personally know Stacie Laughton, who was elected as N.H.'s first openly-transgender political candidate, winning a race in Nashua for State Representative on November 6th.  She won't be accepting the position in light of some incidents in her past, which I won't go into.  But I have seen her many public comments and interviews […]

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