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The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 19, June 8, 2018

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It has been yet another fortnight in which we have thanked our lucky stars that we are no more responsible than any other semi-disenfranchised citizen for the disgusting shenanigans on which we must report. As The Nation’s Oldest Newspaper™ we witnessed the American Revolution—literally. Since then we’ve gone from having educated and articulate leaders, some of whom could quote latin, to a country run by a mob of grifters in thrall to a semi-literate gibberish-spouter. It’s an ugly story, but we write it anyway.

By way of diversion, and in honor of Bike Week, we take a look at the Laconia Motorcycle Riot of 1965. What finally restored order that June night? Apparently the FBI thinks we can’t handle the truth.

Finally, a little good news for a change: Juneteenth is being celebrated with a full day of events, thanks to the New Hampshire Black Heritage Trail.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 18, May 25, 2018

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The inverted State of America

“First thing every morning the President of the United States of America and Leader of the Free World, by custom if not in fact, wakens alone, brushes the grease-stained McDonald’s wrappers off his bed, and reaches for his easily-hacked, unsecured iPhone. Paying no attention to the billows of smoke which surround him, he proclaims to his alleged 52 million followers, in garbled, ungrammatical, randomly-capitalized lumps of text only vaguely reminiscent of English, that there is no fire.”

It’s all downhill from there.

The U.S.S. Manchester arrives in Portsmouth for commissioning. Predictably, the Award-Winning Local Daily trips over itself repeating whatever the DoD tells them about the latest addition to the fleet. We are less sanguine.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 17, May 11, 2018

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What is it that’s so jarring about this Administration? We’re just not used to seeing behavior in the Oval Office that’s more appropriate to the carnival midway. We take a not-particularly-sympathetic look at the myriad troubles of the Geek-in-Chief.

In the Alleged News,™ we consider a new tenant in Po’Town’s trendy West End— a franchise, of all things, peddling Koch.

Also, a roundup of the latest Robinson helicopter catastrophes.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 16, April 27, 2018

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In this era of Instagram and flash trading, life can become terribly confusing. Our leisurely pace of publication allows us to catch things others might miss.

For example, in this issue, we are able to trace the connections between: a girl who was born in Concord, New Hampshire whose state funeral in Moscow featured Nikita Khrushchev standing in the honor guard; a man who was shot in the middle of Fifth Avenue 75 years ago in January; and the Oaf-in-Chief.

In this issue we also remind readers to get ready for Loyalty Day, and, on a more positive note, we remember Kenneth Earl Leidner.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 15, April 13, 2018

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An old adage says that every dark cloud has a silver lining. That adage is now being put to what engineers call “testing to failure.”

Being incurable optimists, we believe that that expression holds true, even when the cloud is Republican control of the U.S. Government under Dolt #45.

Now, finally, all sentient beings can see what that Party’s agenda has been all along.

That may not constitute a majority at the next election, but … .

What’s more, there’s good news on the War in Afghanistan. Of course, there’s always good news on the War in Afghanistan … .

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 14, March 30, 2018

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The U.S. has had National Security Advisors for 65 years. Considering who some of them were, we’re lucky we’re still here.

Now, with the single, simple-minded act of making John Bolton National Security Advisor, President Trump has swept the Oxymoronic Olympics: we are more secure only in the knowledge that more wars are on their way.

Toys Were Us, but they are no longer. What went around came around. The company swallowed thousands of small independent toy stores, then Wal-Mart ate its lunch. Along came private equity; now all that’s left is a dessicated husk and 33,000 unemployed.

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire finds an appropriate new home.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 13, March 16, 2018

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The White House is having a lot of trouble keeping good help these days. The changes keep on coming, and the replacements make their predecessors look good. Just goes to show, comparisons are odious; in this case, so are the subjects of comparison.

With an open seat during a pivotal election, New Hampshire’s First Congressional District is a serious matter. Nevertheless, we find ourselves amused.

The long-awaited Sarah Mildred Long replacement bridge suffers from a mysterious, serious condition. We have an inkling about where things are headed.

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation will no longer allow its employees to fly on Robinson helicopters, but the FAA lets them fly over downtown Po’Town.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 12, March 2, 2018

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They are a fundamental component of American exceptionalism, that’s undeniable. Increasing, though, they’re being viewed with disapproval. We may not know how to prevent future gun-assisted massacres, but we remember a few things that happened on the way here.

Speaking of remembering things, does anyone else recall what it was like, visiting Dr. Green’s before the State Liquor Commission got so professional?

In other Alleged News®, there’s an effort underway to make the history of Greenland available to all and sundry. It deserves some support for its sheer doggedness.

Also: the intrepid Murph reaches a new high, in latitudinal terms, for Ad Hoc Hand Delivery of the New Hampshire Gazette! Thanks, Murph!

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 11, February 16, 2018

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What could be more appalling than a gratuitous display of military hardware clanking down Pennsylvania Avenue in a futile effort to sustain the fragile ego of a five-time draft-dodger? What it implies about the purported power of Corporal Bone Spur’s entourage of generals.

New Hampshire’s First Congressional District is up for grabs. In one corner: a passel of highly qualified candidates. In the other: look what the cat dragged in.

Also: in an entirely unexpected turn of events, The New Hampshire Gazette teams up with the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire to recall Primus X, an enslaved African “man of handsome color,” to whom we are, and shall always remain, indebted.

The New Hampshire Gazette
 Volume 262, No. 10, February 2, 2018

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One would think that after 226 State of the Union addresses, we’d have enough sense to ignore this one. One would be wrong, though.

Far more serious than the incoherent blather emitted by Trumposaurus Wrecks, we argue, is the under-reported effort to destroy what’s left of journalism by undermining the industry that produces its indispensable substrate: newsprint.

2017 was a rotten year for any number of reasons, not least of which was the sudden loss of this town’s three best bars. We joyfully spike a rumor that the best one won’t be coming back.

After a welcome lull, Robinson helicopters start falling out of the sky again.