Hats Off To “Live Free Or Die!” New Hampshire – Rejects Cap & Trade By A Veto-Proof Margin! Signal To The Nation

Back when I was a boy in the 1960s and 70s, northern New England was as conservative as could be. My home state of Vermont (which is French for “green mountain”) was George Aiken and Winston Prouty country. Back then the revolutionary Yankee-spirit of Ethan Allen, fighter for freedom, was alive – but rapidly dying.

Vermont has long since been overrun by the politically-correct from New York, Massachussetts, New Jersey and other deep blue areas, and has been turned into a socialist cesspool with one of the highest property tax rates in the country and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.

This all makes the latest news from sister state New Hampshire (home of the White Mountains) all the more encouraging. New Hampshire was also once very conservative – so much so that it’s official motto is still “Live free or die“. Its governor from 1973 to 1979 was Republican “Ax-the-Tax” Medrim Thomson. But New Hampshire too succumbed the same political fate as Vermont, turning deep blue.

But who knows! Maybe the “live free or die” spirit is making a comeback. Let’s hope so. The latest news seem to indicate so. Fox News writes in a piece called:

One Giant Leap Forward -New Hampshire has smacked down Cap & Trade

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly — 246 to 104 – to become the first state to move to repeal an already up-and-running global warming cap-and-trade energy tax scheme.

The Granite State’s repeal appears headed for a similarly veto-proof repeal in the State Senate that will make Governor John Lynch powerless to stop it.”

Emphasis added. Big things often start in New Hampshire – especially presidential things. Let’s hope the Senate makes it something big there, too. New Hampshire’s cap & trade scam is known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which originated in New Jersey. Its stunning defeat in New Hampshire was led by conservative House Speaker William O’Brien, who, according to Fox News, said (emphasis added):

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has always been a backdoor tax increase on the citizens of New Hampshire. RGGI is a perfect example of the cost of regulation to the public. Rarely has a program been as transparent in its attempts at income redistribution.”

The big beneficiaries of RGGI are politically correct corporations and special interest groups. The big losers are consumers. The rejection of cap & trade in New Hampshire sends a strong signal nationally. Fox News writes:

At the national level, it cements the extremely strong opposition to cap-and-trade in New Hampshire and therefore colors how the issue will play in the Republican presidential primaries. In 2008, both parties nominated pro-cap-and-trade candidates for president, and again this year there are a number of pro-cap-and-trade Republicans vying for the nomination. They will have a difficult time explaining to voters why a program that has failed and been overwhelmingly rejected at the state level should be taken national.”

Don’t you love the smell of climate-napalm? Cap & trade gets crushed.

This should lead us to recall how Newt Gingrich cozied up on a couch with Nancy Pelosi in support of regulating carbon. There have been reports about naughty Newt launching a presidential campaign for 2012. Sorry Newt, but you belong on the scrap heap along with Pelosi. You’re not getting my vote.

New Hampshire is a lovely state, especially the northern part with its Presidential Range, which includes Mt. Washington – where the world’s highest ever wind velocity on the planet, 231 miles per hour, was recorded – a climate extreme back in the 1930s when CO2 was only about 320 ppm. New Hampshire is really worth a visit. Vermont is also a beautiful state, but visiting there means you’ll be leaving your money into the wasteful hands of greenie-socialists. Go to New Hampshire instead.

And don’t forget this:

17 responses to “Hats Off To “Live Free Or Die!” New Hampshire – Rejects Cap & Trade By A Veto-Proof Margin! Signal To The Nation”

  1. Peter Hartmann

    Dear Pierre,

    the article about OLB disappeared yesterday; will you post it again?



  2. Brian G Valentine

    On another matter, we see that Defence Minister zu Gutenberg has resigned.

    What could Karl-Theodor have possibly been thinking – when professors routinely check HOMEWORK for copying using the internet, let alone somebody’s doctoral thesis.

    I feel sorry for Frau zu Gutenberg.

    I also partly blame her, for not setting a standard in her home that emphasized integrity above all else, whether her husband was a brick layer or a chancellor. He was married when he went through graduate school.

    Expedient means to climb social ladders seems to be a characteristic of this family.

    1. Ike

      The governor of Bavaria cheated his wife…and, who cared? Moral standards concerning family and relationship doesn´t seem to count that much today. But if you are that superstar-politician who fails with his promotion-work…things go kablooey! omg

      1. DirkH

        In the absence of any meaningful political debate, the leftists in Germany have now set up several wikis to dissect the doctorates of every politician they want to shoot down. It is a sadder state of affairs than even in Australia – where they have the lying Gillard, but at least they have an opposition that calls her out on it. Here? No actual political arguments. No climate skepticism, no Euro skepticism anywhere in German politics. Say nothing, hear nothing, see nothing. A totalitarianism of conformity.

        1. John Marshall

          Totalitarianism is the EU disease and not confined to Bavaria.

  3. grayman


    Hi Pierre, this is Jos website . They have a poll that everybody should check out, and you can do it in Europe to. It is finding out what the general public knows about the GW scam and CO2, a good read and eye opener.

    Hopefully N.H. senate will pass it and it goes around to the other states in the RGGI.

  4. Brian G Valentine

    Sitting next to the woman on the divan in the video is someone who considers himself “Presidential material.”

    That will be the day when I die.

  5. DirkH

    “Similarly, it chided the government over encouraging federal agencies to purchase plug-in hybrid vehicles while having policies that agencies reduce electricity consumption. ”
    “Billions in Bloat Uncovered in Beltway .”

  6. Ric Werme

    HB519 (the NH bill to get us out of RGGI) is looking to be in pretty good shape. Three meteorologists, including Joe D’Aleo, testified in support of the bill, as did I.

    BTW, Mt Washington no longer holds the high wind award, that’s been taken by an automated system off of Australia, see

  7. woodNfish

    This is good news. Now I’d like to see the rent-seeking bastards like Stonyfield Yogurt criminally investigated and run out of business.

    1. Brian G Valentine

      That along with this stinking outfit


  8. R. de Haan
  9. Adrian Vance

    This only proves that you can fool some of the people some of the time, even if they are “real smart.” CO2 is a trace gas in air and insignificant by definition. It is a poor absorber of IR(heat) energy from sunlight. Water vapor is seven times better and has 80 times as many molecules making 560 times the heating effect of CO2. Water vapor is responsible for 99.8% of all atmospheric heating and CO2 does 0.2%. This is the biggest hoax in the history of science; bigger than turning lead into gold with egg yolks.

    Carbon combustion generates 80% of all our energy and 100% of that which makes wheels go round. Control and taxing of carbon will give the elected ruling class more power than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.

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