Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Anti-Obama sign does not have the intended effect

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Whie the sign has been up on Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack, NH for a few weeks, it was only on election day I stopped and took a photo. Oddly that was the first time I noticed the typo. Who misspells “YOU” as “YOE”?


Today my wife noticed someone had updated the sign.


President Obama (w/ President Clinton) Rally in Concord, NH (2012)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
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President Obama (w/ President Clinton) Rally in Concord, NH (2012), a set on Flickr.

This was a *huge* rally 2 days before the election. Over 14k people, the largest ever in NH. While Kids #4, #5, #6 & I got there around 6:15am, there was already a long line and we didn’t get a great viewing spot. Before they opened the gates, the line serpentined up and down Main Street four times.

Senators Ayotte, Talent, Thune; Gov Jindal; Congresswoman Blackburn

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Senators Ayotte, Talent, Thune; Gov Jindal; Congresswoman Blackburn, a set on Flickr.

It would be a crime *not* to take a look at all the national political figures making their way through NH every four years. Regardless of your political persuasion.

TIL Senator John Thune is really tall.

Springfield College Home Show

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Springfield College Home Show, a set on Flickr.

Kid #3 is looking at Springfield College for next year, specifically because of the Mens’ Gymnastics program.

Every year the students perform a gymnastics-based show for Home Coming.

Amazing performances!

Photos of VP Joe Biden @ Merrimack Middle School, Merrimack, NH

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012










Photos of Governor Mitt Romney, Ann Romney @ Holman Stadium Nashua, NH

Monday, September 10th, 2012










Photos of President Obama, VP Biden, Gov John Lynch, Senator Shaheen @ Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

President Obama

VP Biden, Senator Shaheen

VP Biden, Gov John Lynch, Susan Lynch

Secret Security Man

Macaw w/ Media

President Barack Obama at Windham, NH (18 Aug 2012)

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Yesterday I took these photos of the President Obama event in Windham, NH yesterday. They are all available under a the attribution Creative Commons license.

Full set of President Barack Obama at Windham, NH (18 Aug 2012)

Bishop Gene Robinson

Brenda Grady

This hero redirected the air conditioning to the crowd

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Camera's taking photos of President Barack Obama

Marine One

#FITN street flavor from Concord NH

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Sunday morning after the final NH Republican Debate, I wandered around Concord taking some street photos.

These are all licensed under a Creative Commons license, so use them if you provide a photo credit.

NH FITN Weekend

(or without the slideshow)


Newt buys dodgy email list

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

You would have thought after all the years Gingrich has been making money by working his direct mail lists his presidential campaign would know better than to buy some dodgy email addresses.

Years ago I used a bogus, but still valid email address to register a PC — think something like It was only used it for that purpose and somehow over the years it got onto some a spammers email list.

Tonight I got the following email to that bogus email address.

Since I live in New Hampshire, I don’t plan on attending this event in Atlanta…

Seems Newt is just going back to his blast-o-gram roots.

Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 22:41:20 UT
From: "Patrick Mayer" <pmayer>
To: "" <>
Subject: Newt 2012 Volunteer Opportunities and January 16th Debate Watch Party

Friends with Newt,

We at the Atlanta HQ are excited about the number of volunteers that came out to lend a hand over the holidays to make calls into Iowa and are looking forward to the next round of primaries.

In order to capitalize on the rush of volunteers, the phone banking system here at the Atlanta HQ is open 6 days a week. We want to make sure we contact as many voters as possible in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida.

Atlanta HQ Phone Banking Hours:
Monday =E2=80=93 Friday: 10AM to 7PM
Saturday: 10AM to 3PM
Atlanta HQ Address:
3110 Maple Drive
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30305

The office also needs help opening mail, answering phones, and other basic office duties from 10AM to 5:30PM during the week. Please RSVP with your availability during the week if you would like to do these tasks, there are only so many of these spots to fill. You can contact me at in order to reserve your spot.

If you cannot make it into the Atlanta HQ you can always make calls from your home through our phone bank from home system at: The system will direct you though the process of signing in and calling to voters in the next states.

On Monday, January 16th we will be hosting a Debate Watch Party at Taco Mac in Sandy Springs. Please join us at 8PM before the debate at 9PM!

Taco Mac (Prado):
5600 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

If you are hosting a similar event outside of the North Atlanta area, please contact me at I will post it to our Facebook Page, and will send it out with the event reminder at the end of next week.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the HQ and Taco Mac!

Patrick Mayer
Volunteer Coordinator
Newt 2012
(678) 973-2306