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Saturday • December 10 • 2022


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Child Mutilation…What is Their Motivation

Granite Grok - 25 min 26 sec ago

The crusade of school systems and manufacturers of children’s toys to promote gender reassignment is sick. There are many other descriptives I could have used, but I keep profanity out of my writing.

The story of a book published by the American Girl Toy company that teaches young girls how they can take steps to become the boy they want to be is the latest example of a WOKE culture out of control. American Girl Toy and their parent company Mattel are facing incredible backlash, and calls for boycotts and stock sell-offs are loud and justified. We need a name. Who at American Girl Toy thought it was necessary to produce this book and target young girls who cannot even grasp the concept of changing gender? Somebody had to sign off on such a blockbuster and dangerous concept, and we need that person under a hot light to give us answers.

Who is doing this deplorable and inexcusable act on children? Teachers are on the frontline to attack our prized possession. There is no limit to their efforts. They do not have a minimum grade level, and it does not matter whether they are boys or girls. You do have to wonder how they choose their prey. I am sure they are directing their efforts on the weakest and most timid, who can be easily manipulated. Let’s look at some examples.

  1. A 2nd grade teacher in Darien, CT, includes the book “Julian is a Mermaid” in her curriculum. This book is about a child who transitions, dresses in drag, and joins a parade wearing only underwear. The school Board ruled that the book is appropriate in the classroom this week.  
  2. School districts around the country are embroiled in a battle over whether to teach children in grades K-3 about being transgender. Advocates recommend teachers read their young students “Introducing Teddy,” about a boy teddy bear who transitions to being a girl, calling it a “heart-warming story about being true to yourself.”
  3. There are a couple of lawsuits in New Hampshire challenging the New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA) transgender JBAB policy. This time, Ohio parents filed a lawsuit based on what you would find in the JBAB policy that has been adopted in several schools throughout New Hampshire. JBAB not only says that biological males and females can use the restroom of their opposite sex, it also includes a provision that forces school personnel to lie to parents if a student requests a name change at school.

These actions coincidentally happen at the same time that school systems are trying to insulate parents from what their children are being taught and exposed to in school. It is pathetic that students are coached not to mention school activities with their parents. They are being told to only trust their teachers. This is criminal. I hope teachers are not being taught these activities in school, but the only other explanation is it is a product of their years of indoctrination.

This topic is almost beyond comprehension, but it is a reality and must be stopped. I do not have the solution, but I believe it will be found if parents continue to get involved and demand accountability. We also have to consider alternatives to public schools and weaken the teacher’s union’s control of our kid’s education. The hill is steep, but it must be climbed. The future of our children and our country is at stake.

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More SEL Group Therapy in Schools: Training Kids to Keep Information Secret

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 23:30 +0000

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is now a way for group therapy sessions to be held inside your child’s classroom. We already know that this is happening in Greenland, but what does this look like?

It’s. hard to say exactly what this looks like in your child’s classroom because it will depend on who is providing the group therapy and what program they are using. Either way, did you sign your children up for mental health services when you handed your child their backpacks this morning?

Isn’t it interesting that after COVID-19 and all of the damage done to children academically and emotionally, school administrators now think it’s their duty to provide children with mental health services? In other words, the organization that damaged your child emotionally has now decided it can fix them.

In this video, you will see the counselor in a “community circle” with children administering a dose of SEL. Some of it may actually sound good to parents. What’s wrong with teaching good characteristics? In some ways, that’s not a bad idea but listen closely to what the counselor says about not sharing what is said in the circle.

Since this is a promotional video to sell an SEL product to your school, they will certainly make it sound wonderful. They won’t show you what happens if a child decides to share a traumatic experience with the circle. What does the counselor do, then? Most counselors, unless they have a Ph.D. in Child Psychology, do not have the education or clinical training to handle a situation like that.

By telling children not to reveal what is said in the circle, most, if not all, will keep that information from their parents too. They are being taught by someone who is supposed to be educated in group therapy with children to do something dangerous. As one parent said after she saw the video, “I absolutely don’t agree with that, it is dangerous and contrary to teaching and maintaining and manage health. Especially for families like mine with Autism, physical disabilities that require mediation and mental health issues. I’m giving the benefit that it was poorly done and meant to point out the should gossip. I think it should be addressed to see if it can be changed or the lesson removed.

This video came from Character Strong. Character Strong is selling school districts a product that can be dangerous if you follow their instructions. While they are supposed to be meeting the social and emotional needs of your children, you can see that this kind of mental health treatment comes at great risk to your child’s well-being.

This is the danger when local schools decide to offer mental health treatment to your children. They have enough trouble teaching children to read, write, add and subtract.

We know two New Hampshire schools that gave two children a vaccine that their parents said they did not want given to their children.

They struggle to teach academics, now they think they can handle medical treatment and mental health treatment too.

They couldn’t even get their promotional video right. Now they want to sell your district a program that doesn’t train the teachers or counselors properly.

It’s time to stop expecting our local schools to provide all of these services to children. They need to focus on teaching academics to leave mental health treatment to professionals outside the school system.

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So, You Want to Know to Whom or What Gov. Sununu Is Connected? Check This Out!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 22:00 +0000

Politicians are nothing if not “connected”. To their constituents, their donors, other politicians, their old friends – and then “new” friends depending on their political standing as a politician and “what can they do for me”.  And, often, politicians will also make “new” friends on the same basis (“what can you do for me”). Yes, other than donors (and their money and their ancillary “help”), achievements, and Power, connections are in that bag of “Coins of the Realm”. To other politicians, great and small, Important People, and Important Organizations of many stripes.

There is one site that has had some time put into it trying to play “connect the dots” on how well Governor Chris Sununu is connected. Certainly, or I’m betting so, many are through his Dad who was VERY well connected. Others as he became a Governor and I’m also betting that many more are being made as he has been raising his national profile by going on a bunch of junkets, getting interviewed in the print, and going on a lot of TV networks and stations.  Fame often builds more fame.

Or notoriety, as the case may be.  A small sampling:

(click to embiggen)

This diagram is interactive on the site I found it on so go here to “play” with it. You may be amused at some of the information (and I use “amused” quite loosely). I’m betting it isn’t exhaustive but it certainly has a lot of information that most people are not aware of.

(H/T: Grazing The Surface)

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Greta Thunberg Needs To Announce That She’s a Boy if “He” Wants to “Save” the ‘Planet’

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 20:30 +0000

When Greta Thunberg was muppet Greta with her braid and her attitude, she was a media star, Climate Cult godling, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, heck, there’s even a statue of her. But Greta grew up and fell on hard times.

Related: Climate-Muppet Greta Thunberg Bites The Hand That Fed Her

Actually, she’s thrown herself on the sacrificial sword of hard truths.


Thunberg accused the United Nations Climate Change Conference, typically referred to as the Conference of the Parties or COP27 (for being the 27th one), of “greenwashing.”

“You described COP27 as a scam,” BBC radio host Nihal Arthanayake said to Thunberg. “Can you explain what you mean by regarding COP27 as a scam?”


Greta’s right, but she’s only half-right. It’s all a scam, but now that the UN has stopped buttering her bread, she can’t just throw away the bread. The lie is her life but only getting it half right still has consequences. The Climate elites want a divorce, and they are leaving Greta for a pretty young thing named Sophia Kianni.


Enter: Stanford University rising star Sophia Kianni. As this glowing Vogue piece on her details, Kianni is the youngest member of the “United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.” …

“I learned about climate change for the first time in my sixth-grade class,” Kianni told Vogue. “And right after that, I went on one of my summer visits to Iran to my grandmother’s house. I remember being really struck by how horrible the air pollution was, I couldn’t even see the stars at night!



She’s just what they always wanted. Ethnic, Persian, ethnic, photogenic, ethnic. Not bright, though. Pollution is not the same as “climate change,” ask the Chinese or, better yet, regular Americans. Most of the US has clear, beautiful starry skies. It’s only a few of the light-polluting, urban zoos run by Democrat keepers that have any “pollution” concerns.

And even those pale compared to China and India or other nations exempted because climate change is a war on the west, not the climate.

Greta never went to Africa, India, or China. That’s where most of the “pollution” and “emissions” originate.

In the name of greening the planet, Joe Biden is buying more of everything, including oil and gas, from places (unlike America) with few or no laws to protect the environment. They are doing it to green pockets, not the planet.

And Sophia isn’t going to visit China or India either. There won’t be any ambassadorial junkets to the cobalt and lithium mines in Africa or Asia. So where does that leave Greta Thunberg? She’s not young enough or photogenic enough, or ethnic (pasty white is not a “color” with which they’d like to associate). But she could visit those places with the dirty open mines and their massive pollution and emissions, without which the electric vehicle and wind and solar lies would be impossible.

Here’s a thought, Greta. Announce to the world that you are a boy. Become the transgender darling of the green movement. Gather some funding and do a documentary on how the elites are not just greenwashing; they are whitewashing and money laundering—enriching the global elites no matter who has to suffer, including Gaia.

And feel free to continue behaving like a girl; Lia Thomas is sexually attracted to women and permitted to parade her man parts in ladies’ locker rooms, so there’s ample precedent (and the media loves “her”).

You’ll be the darling of whatever it is again, and you don’t even have to thank me. I’m just trying to help get you past half-truths to the whole truth.



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Friday Meme Overflow-Overflow

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 19:00 +0000

To all those who are sending in memes, thank you!  Keep them coming please, as it helps me gather weaponry to fight the Left.  Please do share this post, and if you share an individual meme, consider mentioning you saw it on the Grok!

Speaking of, from this week, Monday Memes and Meme Overflow.  Sunday Survival will be back this weekend but I’m planning a restructuring of it because it’s getting enormously yuuuuuge and unwieldy.  This restructuring will take a few weeks to stabilize.


*** Warning, a few possibly off-color ones, in case tender eyes are about ***









Remember my Covid cartoons!  Two are similar to the above:











Timely; from a friend:

The Rutherford Institute :: The Constitution Has Already Been Terminated | By John & Nisha Whitehead |








We’ve seen this before… and are seeing it again:


Gee, what are the odds that Walker’s total goes DOWN – isn’t that supposed to be impossible in a process that should be purely in one direction? – and Warnock goes up.  At the same moment?

And you think you’re going to VOTE your way out of this?  PROTEST your way out of this?  Until we do all hand counting, and other things like voter ID, no same-day registration, fingers in ink, etc., we’re going to keep losing.








Pick of the post:



As we on the Right circular-firing-squad each other, the Left is united in advancing to full Socialism.  We’re fools fighting in a burning house.

The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.

Ronald Reagan

We’re so focused on ideological purity that we’re ignoring all we agree on.




I miss him.  I don’t think he’d last in today’s environment.





Palate Cleansers:

























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Twitter Files Part II – Hell Yeah, Twitter Shadowbanned You! They Also Had Blacklists!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 17:30 +0000

Elon Musk has been keeping the Lib-Trolls busy as they try to excuse all the blatant partisan BS they denied was happening on Twitter. Just another right-wing conspiracy that turned out to be true.

We knew it was true. You could see from the changes in interaction. We saw it more with Facebook, but they at least told us they were doing it. Twitter denied it and lied about it, but that will no longer stand up. The Twitter Files Part II is online and there’s more there than you may have thought possible.

Twitter used visibility filtering, ” ‘Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool,”’one senior Twitter employee told us.” We call it shadowbanning.

They had a “Strategic Response Team – Global Escalation Team, or SRT-GET” that handled as many as 200 cases a day concerning limiting the reach of users.

There was even an elite top-level ban squad called the “Site Integrity Policy, Policy Escalation Support,” known as ‘SIP-PES’.” It looks like they made visibility filtering decisions for high-value high-follower users, including politicians.

All very political an partisan.

Bari Weiss delivers all of part two here (or view it on thread-reader here – same as below). But before you do, the first tweet to follow it is from Dinesh and says it all (and yes, there have been calls for Musk to release a list of everyone whose content was limited in any way without being notified).



Reminder. As a private business, Twitter has the right to ban or filter whomever it wanted, just like we do here, but the bastards lied about it and lied about the partisan viewpoint discrimination.

Here’s Part 2 of the Twitter Files.




1. A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.  2. Twitter once had a mission “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected.  3. Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending. 4. Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino (@dbongino), who at one point was slapped with a “Search Blacklist.” 5. Twitter set the account of conservative activist Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) to “Do Not Amplify.” 6. Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: “We do not shadow ban.” They added: “And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”  7. What many people call “shadow banning,” Twitter executives and employees call “Visibility Filtering” or “VF.” Multiple high-level sources confirmed its meaning.  8. “Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool,” one senior Twitter employee told us.  9. “VF” refers to Twitter’s control over user visibility. It used VF to block searches of individual users; to limit the scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability; to block select users’ posts from ever appearing on the “trending” page; and from inclusion in hashtag searches.  10. All without users’ knowledge.  11. “We control visibility quite a bit. And we control the amplification of your content quite a bit. And normal people do not know how much we do,” one Twitter engineer told us. Two additional Twitter employees confirmed.  12. The group that decided whether to limit the reach of certain users was the Strategic Response Team – Global Escalation Team, or SRT-GET. It often handled up to 200 “cases” a day.  13. But there existed a level beyond official ticketing, beyond the rank-and-file moderators following the company’s policy on paper. That is the “Site Integrity Policy, Policy Escalation Support,” known as “SIP-PES.”  14. This secret group included Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust (Vijaya Gadde), the Global Head of Trust & Safety (Yoel Roth), subsequent CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, and others.  15. This is where the biggest, most politically sensitive decisions got made. “Think high follower account, controversial,” another Twitter employee told us. For these “there would be no ticket or anything.”  16. One of the accounts that rose to this level of scrutiny was @libsoftiktok—an account that was on the “Trends Blacklist” and was designated as “Do Not Take Action on User Without Consulting With SIP-PES.” 17. The account—which Chaya Raichik began in November 2020 and now boasts over 1.4 million followers—was subjected to six suspensions in 2022 alone, Raichik says. Each time, Raichik was blocked from posting for as long as a week.  18. Twitter repeatedly informed Raichik that she had been suspended for violating Twitter’s policy against “hateful conduct.”  19. But in an internal SIP-PES memo from October 2022, after her seventh suspension, the committee acknowledged that “LTT has not directly engaged in behavior violative of the Hateful Conduct policy.” See here: 20. The committee justified her suspensions internally by claiming her posts encouraged online harassment of “hospitals and medical providers” by insinuating “that gender-affirming healthcare is equivalent to child abuse or grooming.”  21. Compare this to what happened when Raichik herself was doxxed on November 21, 2022. A photo of her home with her address was posted in a tweet that has garnered more than 10,000 likes.  22. When Raichik told Twitter that her address had been disseminated she says Twitter Support responded with this message: “We reviewed the reported content, and didn’t find it to be in violation of the Twitter rules.” No action was taken. The doxxing tweet is still up. 23. In internal Slack messages, Twitter employees spoke of using technicalities to restrict the visibility of tweets and subjects. Here’s Yoel Roth, Twitter’s then Global Head of Trust & Safety, in a direct message to a colleague in early 2021: 24. Six days later, in a direct message with an employee on the Health, Misinformation, Privacy, and Identity research team, Roth requested more research to support expanding “non-removal policy interventions like disabling engagements and deamplification/visibility filtering.” 25. Roth wrote: “The hypothesis underlying much of what we’ve implemented is that if exposure to, e.g., misinformation directly causes harm, we should use remediations that reduce exposure, and limiting the spread/virality of content is a good way to do that.”  26. He added: “We got Jack on board with implementing this for civic integrity in the near term, but we’re going to need to make a more robust case to get this into our repertoire of policy remediations – especially for other policy domains.” 

27. There is more to come on this story, which was reported by @AbigailShrier @ShellenbergerMD @NellieBowles @IsaacGrafstein and the team The Free Press @TheFP.

Keep up with this unfolding story here and at our brand new website:

The Free PressA new media company built on the ideals that were once the bedrock of American journalism. 28. The authors have broad and expanding access to Twitter’s files. The only condition we agreed to was that the material would first be published on Twitter.  29. We’re just getting started on our reporting. Documents cannot tell the whole story here. A big thank you to everyone who has spoken to us so far. If you are a current or former Twitter employee, we’d love to hear from you. Please write to:  30. Watch @mtaibbi for the next installment. 


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Loudon County School Superintendent Finally Fired over School Sex Assaults, and More! – Stack of Stuff #32

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 16:00 +0000

Virginia’s Loudon County has been ground zero for Parents going on the warpath over what “their” school systems have been teaching their kids. Silly parents, believing that Government is supposed to be working for THEM, found out that Government workers have been working for THEMSELVES instead. Public servants decided to become our Public Masters. Critical Race Theory, Cultural Marxism, emphasis on Leftist sexuality identity politics, porn in the schools – the whole ball of wax in one place. But Parents are starting to melt that wax and this one was a big drip of his own making. And it didn’t hurt that Parents started to take over that school board (they got the message: Be Brave – DO Something!).

Because the School Administrators were cowards and just didn’t want to deal with a “transgender girl” that raped two Normal girls – the second one after the perp was transferred to a second school WITHOUT notifying anyone. As always, reformatted and emphasis mine:

  • Superintendent Scott Ziegler fired after parents complain to Loudoun County School Board

ASHBURN, Va. (7News) — Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler was fired in a closed-door meeting Tuesday night following a number of parents complaining about his performance to the school board, the school system confirmed to 7News’ Scott Taylor Wednesday morning…Loudoun County parents are telling 7News on Your Side they are alarmed about how Ziegler and school administrators handled two sexual assaults that happened at two different schools last year.

“I think sadness is the first thing that comes to mind that this is our reality,” said Loudoun County mother Lauren Shernoff. “A little bit of shock in accepting it. A lot of us knew that this was coming or anticipated that it was coming, but to see it in print, with the evidence supporting that print, it’s just it’s really disheartening and it feels a little bit hopeless and helpless right now. I feel that way about my kids being in these schools.”

“So, reading that [special grand jury] report was really hard and really difficult to swallow the fact that these are the people that are in charge,” she said.

“I’ve never felt that way before, but it definitely crossed my mind yesterday reading it,” she said. “You put a lot of trust in the schools. We put [our kids] little backpacks on every day. We pack their lunches, we hug them and kiss them goodbye. The one thing we want to count on is that our school system and the leadership is really working overtime to make sure that the things within their control are done well and always have safety first. And now that’s been shattered. So, what do we do next? We can’t trust the leadership in charge.”

…“It was really shocking to me that in the report, it states that the administrators of the school that the student was transferred to weren’t made aware of their history, that it wasn’t communicated clearly, and people weren’t working together to figure out what to do about the situation,” Borg added. “It seems like one student’s right to privacy took priority over every other students’ right to be safe in their school…The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a sexual assault occurred in a bathroom at Stone Bridge High School on May 28, 2021.

Then on Oct. 6, a sheriff’s office tweet detailed another alleged assault by the same student at Broad Run High School.

A ton more at the link.

And “White Supremacy” must be destroyed. Doesn’t help that in destroying “it”, a teacher is willing to destroy students’ futures. If u kant spel or rite…

  • ‘I try to undermine that BS in my classroom’: English teacher claims teaching kids ‘how to write properly’ is rooted in white supremacy

A California English teacher recently posted several controversial videos on social media claiming that teaching children “how to write properly” is rooted in white supremacy and vowed to begin the school year with a different approach to teaching linguistics, Fox News Digital reported.

Marta Shaffer, an English teacher at Oroville High School in northern California, posted videos to TikTok claiming that white supremacy culture “runs deep” in public schools.

“What do I mean by that?” Shaffer stated. “Well, let’s look at how we write essays: Start with an introduction that includes a thesis; always cite your sources; use transition words like ‘however’ and ‘therefore.’ They are all made-up rules. They’re arbitrary. They were created by Westerners in power.”

What would we ever do without Libs of TikTok in putting a spotlight on these people????

We won’t let schools administer aspirin to children. Yet, transgender activists are fine with giving them drugs that have no long term studies for harm?

  • Doctors Are Giving Gender Confused Children ‘Puberty Blockers’ Used To Castrate Sex Offenders

Transgender activists promote puberty blockers as a safe and reversible treatment for children with gender identity issues, but the drugs have serious side-effects and have been used to castrate sex offenders. Puberty blockers are viewed by some medical professionals as a healthy way of “pausing” puberty to give children time to decide which gender they want to grow into, but blocking healthy puberty is an off-label use of the drug unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug has also been used to chemically castrate sex offenders.

When Alabama approved the mandatory chemical castration of convicted sex offenders in 2019, it was announced that they would use the drug medroxyprogesterone acetate, which can also be used as a puberty blocker, according to Trans Minors Rights.

…Puberty blockers, if taken at the earliest stage of puberty, will permanently impair sexual function and prevent the patient from ever experiencing an orgasm, according to transgender activist and surgeon Marci Bowers. The drug may also cement transgender identification in a young patient who would otherwise outgrow it, some medical experts have warned. Young people who are given puberty blockers also risk a lifelong deficit in bone density, and the FDA has warned that some gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, which are used as puberty blockers, could plausibly be linked to a condition called pseudotumor cerebri, which is caused by elevated fluid pressure in the brain.

Woefully little safety data are available for the likely more vulnerable younger population. Bone loss in adult men who have been on these agents is significant, and a leading cause of morbidity with long-term administration,” wrote Harvard Medical School Professor Marc Garnick, who studied Lupron (a drug used 0ff-label as a puberty blocker) for 40 years.

And now that the cat is out of the bag, Transgender activists are trying to stuff it back INTO that bag. Perfect story that if you are talking about it, you’re a bigot, transphobe, pushing violence, and just a hateful person. All of that is “hate speech” (translation: speech that the Left hates, not that it is “hate speech”):

  • MSNBC Guest: Tucker Having Gays Against Groomers as Guest Is Dangerous

When the left tells you they believe “speech is violence” or opposing viewpoints are dangerous to people, they really mean it. The latest evidence of this came on Monday’s Chris Jansing Reports on MSNBC when anchor Chris Jansing brought on New York City councilman Erik Bottcher to lash out at Fox News and Tucker Carlson for booking “dangerous” guests like the person behind the popular Twitter account “Gays Against Groomers.”

During the segment which ran the chyron claiming that there’s a surge of acts of hate across the United States, Jansing turned to Bottcher for a solution to these alleged “acts of hate.” “How do you see allies can do better in the face of this?” Jansing asked. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is the leftist buzzword “allies” which is common in the woke leftist vernacular.

Bottcher pleaded in response: “Stand up and call out hate when you see it. In your conversations with friends and family who might be conservative, please try to get them to stand up.”

On the verge of tears, Bottcher begged  “Fox News and people who are booking people on these shows like Tucker Carlson had Gays Against Groomers, that is incredibly, incredibly dangerous and some of you are members of the LGBTQ community.”  “Please, please stop because this is manifesting itself in very hateful ways and people are getting killed,” he insisted.

And yet, the phrase “LGB without the T” is starting to gain speed.  With groups opposing what has been going on, it’s a signal that the tidal wave of Transgenderism is starting to fade as parents and others are starting to ask hard, uncomfortable, and penetrating questions of those activists…

…and they don’t like it at all!

Bottcher never provided any examples of people who have gotten killed because Gays Against Groomers went on Tucker Carlson’s show.

Problem for this is that the FBI stats don’t support it.  And having flawed studies that skewered afterwards in attempts to promote it don’t help. We can call it “LYING!”.

  • University of Washington knowingly kept quiet on flawed transgender study

Did not want to ruin ‘positive coverage’

University of Washington media officials knowingly kept quiet on a flawed study that claimed that injecting children with off-label puberty blockers benefited their health, according to emails obtained by a conservative radio host.

“A University of Washington study, in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, claimed gender-affirming care via puberty blockers leads to positive mental health outcomes for transgender teen patients,” commentator Jason Rantz reported. “That characterization, however, was false, forcing substantial edits to the materials used to promote the study and prompting UW to cease promoting the research.”

The Washington radio host obtained emails of UW staff colluding to downplay the edits and concerns about the study, titled “Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care.”

…Social science journalist Jesse Singal first raised concerns about the methodology in April and reported he could not obtain the raw data behind the paper. “Singal has a laundry list of issues with the study: 1) the data did not back up claims made about mental health improvement; 2) the researchers provide little specific data that is typically on display in these kinds of studies, and 3) the researchers may not have used the correct statistical method,” Rantz wrote.

…It is a lie to tell a girl she can become a boy and a lie to tell a boy he can become a girl. It is biologically impossible for someone to switch to the opposite sex. Once you push the false idea that someone can change sexes, it follows you would disregard clear and obvious problems with a study that claims there are benefit to chemically affirming someone’s delusions.

And it is a Lie that transgender students need porn in their schools to feel better about themselves. Why are we allowing this pandering?

  • What Some Schools Are Teaching Kids Is So Obscene, Parental Rights Activists Can’t Even Read It On TV
  • Under federal guidelines, TV and radio stations cannot air obscene content, some which parental rights in education advocates say are in school curriculums.
  • “When my kids were younger or just in my earlier life, I can’t think of a time that I would be talking about a children’s book, and I couldn’t discuss it on the radio. This is a new phenomenon where you cannot discuss what is in a book used for children,” Erika Sanzi, Parents Defending Education director of outreach, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Parental rights in education advocates have been told to avoid talking about different types of sex and images which appear in several school districts’ sexual education curriculums.

It is against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines to describe sexual conduct or feature any “grossly offensive” language on a radio or television broadcast. Parental rights in education advocates told the Daily Caller News Foundation that television and radio stations do not allow them to talk about the obscene curriculums and books allowed in schools.

…Sanzi told the DCNF that a producer at a television station told her she could not discuss the different types of sex that 10-year-olds learn in the “Human Growth and Development” curriculum of a Wisconsin school district due to FCC regulations.  “There was anal sex, oral sex and vaginal sex,” Sanzi told the DCNF. “She was like, ‘oh, my God, like you can’t say that.’ The main thing that she was telling me was that I couldn’t use explicit terms for body parts and I couldn’t describe these different types of sex that that the kids learn about.”

Some school districts feature books such as “Gender Queer,” which depicts illustrations of the main characters masturbating and receiving oral sex, and “This Book Is Gay,” which teaches “boy-on-boy sex” and is described as an instruction manual for LGBTQ students.  (RELATED: ‘What Does Semen Taste Like?’: California School Uses Planned Parenthood Lesson To Teach Sexual Health).

…“He said ‘I am going to have to blur the images so much that no one will be able to tell what they’re looking at.’ The language on there, there was anal sex, there was erection, wet dreams,” Johnson told the DCNF. “There were the graphic images of the condoms and then the images of the vulva, vagina, penis. And they all came straight from the curriculum.”

And make no mistake – this is a full on assault on Western Civilization norms and mores:

  • Transgenderism, the left’s offensive against Western Civilization

Who among us could have guessed a few years back that today gender ideology would be the clearest, most divisive matter of contention separating the American left from the right?  To those reasonably grounded in reality, the notion that gender is fluid, that a Supreme Court Justice would be unable to define the word “woman,” that men can give birth, and that children can and should be mutilated if they are confused about their own gender identity is not only sheer lunacy, it is barbaric.

But the left’s commitment to those ideas is total; it’s the hill on which they are willing to die.  Those who disagree with them are vilified as transphobic, haters or terrorists.   Trans activists may well be the least tolerant “community” in the country.

Recently, a young trans girl/boy posted a video of what five years of testosterone have done to her; she regrets her transition.  The comments posted below her video are vicious.  There are probably hundreds of similar regret videos but there are many more videos that promote gender transitions, even for the very young.  Planned Parenthood promotes cross sex transition and has become a giant of the industry.

…In the meantime, leftists are busy stocking school libraries and classroom bookshelves with all manner of pornography, especially promoting homosexuality and normalizing transgenderism.  As parents across the country have become aware of this subterfuge, they are fighting back, showing up at school board meetings to complain.  According to AG Garland, these parents are to be designated as “domestic terrorists.”  If reported, he will sick the FBI on them.

And it gets more and more blatant – and School Boards are responsible for it:

‘You All Played Activist Pimp’: Mom Lights Up School Board Over ‘Family-Friendly’ Drag Show

On Wednesday, Southern California mother Brittany Mayer posted her confrontation with the Encinitas Union School District board on Twitter. The video of her insightful rant has since gone viral. The text on the post lays out the premise in plain words.

“We’re done mincing words.

“While we have a culture that has a huge problem with child porn and with sex trafficking … Encinitas Union School District in CA, made the decision to feature an event to sexualize young children.

And I think that THIS is the next level of pushback by Trans activists who decide, merely by the fact that they got one more vote than the other guy, that they can hoist their Trans ideology on others – with felony charges for NOT going along with this transgender craze with their kids.  WHO owns the kids? This nitwit, like Hillary, believes it is Government:

  • Virginia Parents Could Face Felony Charges for Not ‘Affirming’ Child’s Gender Identity

…Virginia state Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D) plans to introduce legislation in order to combat Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) model policies on the treatment of “transgender” students in Virginia schools.  “The day that Gov. Youngkin wanted to implement this policy, I immediately texted the policy lead of that committee and said, this is how we’re going to push back,” Guzman, who is a social worker, said to ABC 7 News.

The planned bill would expand the definition of child abuse to include parents who are not willing to “affirm” their child’s stated gender identity or sexual orientation, with Guzman telling the outlet that if a child reports such an incident, “the job of that mandated reporter is to inform Child Protective Services (CPS).”

That would be DCYF here in NH. The GALL of this woman!  There is a reason why parents raise their children – those children are NOT wise enough, not mature enough, don’t understand the ramifications of their actions, and don’t have the knowledgebase to critically think of “what possibly could go wrong – and can’t be fixed?”.

And get this – she wants to HURT those parents by Government force! You vill vollow vhat ve tell you do believe!

Depending on the results of that investigation, Guzman said penalties could range from misdemeanor to felony abuse charges for parents and implied a goal of damaging the reputations of these parents if they do not follow the prescribed gender ideology.

“We know that CPS charge could harm your employment, could harm their education, because nowadays many people do a CPS database search before offering employment,” Guzman said. “It’s educating parents because the law tells you the do’s and don’ts. So this law is telling you do not abuse your children because they are LGBTQ.”

And then played the “God card”:

She also implied that not “affirming” their child’s gender identity might bar them from getting into heaven, saying, “You know, we all have a commitment to God. And for those believers out there, we know that there’s life after life, and there is going to be a conversation between that person and God and that’s what we’re after — to go by what the Bible says.”

“I, in Government, have the total right to tell you what you can believe. And I will put you into Government hell if you “sin” against me!”

Fortunately, with all of the blowback that ensued from this, Guzman backed down. Go read about it here.

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Say Hello to Old Glory Bank. It’s not #Woke, No ESG, and No BS.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 14:30 +0000

My first thought when I heard that Country singer John Rich (with Larry Elder and Ben Carson) had “started a bank” was, hell yeah! It’s called Old Glory Bank, and to steal a phrase from Capitol One, it’s not like other banks.


Rich told John Solomon, “People are getting their credit cards turned off if they go to the wrong protest or if they make the wrong social media posts. They’ve weaponized our bank accounts basically, at this point. There’s a whole group of real patriotic Americans who just believe in freedom of speech, and they wanted to create a new platform for regular Americans to be able to do their business.” Elder said “We offer full online banking services. So those of you who were threatened with having your accounts shut down or you’re with banks that have threatened to have others shut down and you don’t like the values of your bank, there’s a home for you at Old Glory Bank.”


My second thought was that they would need a lot of depositors because the other banks and the regulators will be on them like white on rice. Especially the federal regulators. It’s what they do, and with the encouragement of the existing banking system, I’m sure they will be appropriately motivated. But they are doing it anyway, Old Glory, I mean.


Old Glory Bank, the bank for the hard-working Americans who make this country run every day. The bank for people who believe in love of country, respect for the flag, and appreciate the military, law enforcement and first responders.

Freedom. Privacy. Security. Life and liberty.
These are the values that are woven into the fabric of this great nation. Old Glory Bank is for people who believe in the principles that made America strong. Old Glory Bank shares your values. Your beliefs should never be marginalized.

And it’s not exactly a “new” bank if you read to the bottom of their home page.


We’re a 120 year-old bank from Elmore City, Oklahoma, formerly known as First State Bank. Steeped in deep ties to community and small-town values, Old Glory Bank will bring the best mobile banking solutions across this great nation of ours.

We’re a real bank—not just an app. While our beliefs are traditional, our technology is leading edge. We’re the perfect bank for the times.

So, much like the rise of alternative online payment processors, there is a growing interest in appealing to the interests of the other half of the nation. Probably more than half.




HT | PJ Media

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Why Isn’t My Right To Know (RTK) Demand to Gov. Sununu About the Office of RTK Ombudsman Filled Yet?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 13:00 +0000

Yes, the irony – doing an RSA 91-A concerning THE RTK guy that is supposed to be able to help a citizen in holding their government accountable. It is only outdone by doing an RTK for all previous RTKs (which I have also done – heh!).

That assistance, however, can’t happen if no one is has been hired and is actually occupying that seat.  It’s has been six months since the Guv signed the bill.  And no, I did not apply as HB481 has the requirement that you be a lawyer for five years. Oh well. So what’s the holdup?  So, I sent this in:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Skip” <>
To: “Governor Sununu” <>
Sent: 12/7/2022 1:35:59 PM
Subject: RSA 91-A Right To Know demand – Status and materials concerning the Office of the Right to Know Ombudsman

Good morning,

Please find attached to this email my Right To Know concerning the Office of the Right To Know Ombudsman. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

I have reproduced this RSA 91-A demand below.

Thank you for your lawful response in this matter.


Skip Murphy
Founder, co-owner |
Dominating the political Bandwidth in New Hampshire

I did get an auto-reply email in return, but that’s not the kind of response that fulfills the RSA 91-A requirement to either fork over the demanded information or let me know when it will be available. Sure, a bit cheeky, but to date, there’s been no information left out that I could find (I know, it’s always in the last place you look, so I haven’t found that place yet).

Here’s that Right To Know, and I’ve bolded “the payload”:

Pursuant to the Right to Know Law (RSA. 91-A:4 (I) ), I am demanding access, within 5 business days, to the below enumerated governmental records. Otherwise, if this cannot be fulfilled within that mandated window per RSA 91-A, please advise when the Responsive Records will be made available.

HB481 authorized a new Right To Know Ombudsman Office to be located in the NH Department of State once it has been staffed. As of last week, no such position has been filled. No news items have covered such an appointment or activation of that office. HB481 was enacted into State Statute on June 24, 2022, being duly passed by the General Court, with Governor Sununu’s signature.

This demand is for any and all communications (emails, voice mails) and other documents (e.g., position postings, resumes, evaluation documents, meeting notices, meeting notes, background checks, et al) pertaining to the hiring and appointment process concerning any and all respondents looking to be the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Right To Know

Per RSA 91-A:4 IV(c) If you deny any portion of this request, please cite the specific exemption used to justify the denial to make each record, or part thereof, unavailable for inspection along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the information withheld.

As you are aware, in 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a governmental body in possession of records is required to produce them in electronic media using standard common file formats: Green v. SAU #55, 168 N.H. 796, 801 (2016). Unless there is some reason that it is not reasonably practical to produce such, explain why it is not practical to comply.

Please also note, per RSA 91-A:4 III, III-a, and III-b, you are required to maintain the safety and accessibility of such responsive records. This also includes such responsive records (e.g., emails) which may have been deleted from respective Inboxes but are still available on the applicable email server or in your / email host backup system(s).

Please let me know when these records will be sent to me for inspection. You may email the responsive records to me at If the volume turns out to be substantial, I have already set up a Dropbox folder to use in uploading those responsive records.

Thank you for your lawful attention to this matter.



So Day One has passed – will Sununu’s office honor the Law that he is sworn to “faithfully execute” and I get a real response? Even if GraniteGrok has been a PIA these last few years?

The good news is that the Office of the Right To Know Ombudsman will be housed in the newly elected Secretary of State David Scanlon’s Department of State.  I’m betting that we’ll be talking with whatever-his-her-name-to-be-announced regularly.  And I know of a few people that will keep that office-holder well-occupied.


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I Demand Reparations for Italians

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 11:30 +0000

My paternal ancestors migrated to America from Italy at the turn of the twentieth century. They came through Ellis Island in search of the promise of the American Dream and instead were labeled as WOPs.

WOPs was an acronym for “Without Papers,” meaning they had little or no documentation when appearing at the docks in New York. Immigration workers often assigned new surnames to the Italian peasants showing no regard for their history. The Italians were treated as second-class people. WOPs was one of the derogatory terms used by many to throw at Italians. I heard it far too many times in my early years.

Because of the treatment of my ancestors, I demand reparations for the emotional scars I have had to cover up for decades.

The history lesson is true. The demand for reparations is facetious. Of course, I would never expect monetary compensation for the actions of callous people. It happened. It’s done. Deal with it and move on. I will not attempt to equate a childhood subjected to name-calling with Blacks enduring slavery. But I believe considering reparations for any Black person whose ancestors were enslaved is equally unnecessary. But that is precisely what California, New York, and Rhode Island are proposing.

Gavin Newsom of California is considering a payout of over $200,000 to any Black resident with ancestors bonded in slavery. This action would amount to an expenditure of over $500 BILLION. Let’s look at why and the source of these funds.

First, the money. These funds are unspent COVID relief monies sitting in California banks, waiting for a cause to be appropriated. There is no better example of how foolish the COVID Relief Bills are costing the country trillions of dollars and sending billions to states with no specific purpose. Is there any question why we suffer from high inflation and impending recession with billions of unspent dollars being dumped into the economy?

In addition to the cost of these bills, we are all paying the price with inflation and recession dumping these funds into the economy has caused. So what is the purpose of these reparations? Why do they seem to be isolated to Democrat-controlled states? The motivation is clear. The Democrats are losing the once-solid Black vote. The Black, and the Brown voters, too, are swinging to the Red side of the aisle. They realize that promises have been made to them to secure their votes. These promises were empty and made solely to garner votes.

The game is up, and Black and Brown voters now realize that Republicans are doing more for them and the inner city plight. So Democrats are upping the ante and going to straight pay-offs. These reparations would be buying votes for today and years to come. It is bribery and election tampering.

This potential payout is evidence that there is nothing out of bounds for what Democrats will do to retain office and power. I am not calling for Republicans to get into the swamp with the Democrats and use these irresponsible tactics. The better course is to fight to stop actions like reparations or the current movement in Massachusetts to drop the voting age to 16.


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Quick Thought – And Over At the GOP Rotary/Roundabout…

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 02:30 +0000

Is it a rotary or the transplanted “roundabout?” Whichever there’s one at the headquarter of the GOP.



And we wonder why, we, in the base, can’t figure out which way the Party is going.  And not doing as well in elections as the GOP should be?

Just a thought.  So, which one of these lights “belongs” to you?

Frankly, it’s time for a couple of hacksaws, methinks.


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Culture War: A Moment of Sanity in Maine

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-12-09 01:00 +0000

A Maine School Board had its toes on the ledge. They were going to vote on a policy to allow teachers and coaches to hide a student’s mental health issues from parents. But the board “transitioned away” and put the new policy on hold after parents made a stand.


The Oxford Hills School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to indefinitely postpone the adoption of a controversial policy that would require school employees to keep details of students’ mental health secret from parents.

Under the proposed policy, a student experiencing gender dysphoria or gender confusion could ask a school employee to withhold that information from parents, and the school employee would be required to comply.

The proposed policy would also require school staff to coach students on how to avoid changing official records in a way that might allow parents to discover that the student is struggling with gender dysphoria or gender confusion.


One of the towns in this district has successfully petitioned for a recall election of the two board members believed to be behind the policy. #Wokeistan culture warriors tried to stop the recall election but failed. And now the board has tabled the policy pending forever and, at the very least, the outcome of the recall election.

This, of course, got me thinking. If a school can issue a gag order based on gender status under the umbrella of mental health, then are they admitting gender dysphoria is a mental health issue? And what, then, isn’t a mental health issue? There’s nothing to stop a school from locking down everything about a student’s education with the potential for psychological trauma.

Parents would lose the right to know anything about what happens in the government school, which should have everyone scratching their heads.

Schools already go out of their way – when possible – to hide sexual relationships between students and teachers, including actual sexual assaults. The teacher’s unions will fight wing and claw to keep a lid on any rumors or accusations. Administrators have been known to intimidate other students into keeping quiet, and school boards are not innocent either.

If anything, School Boards and Superintendents should be enlarging the magnifying glass and shining bigger flashlights. These aren’t just someone else’s kids. They are children (of all ages) being directed by an institution whose entire existence is at the expense of parents and other taxpayers.

It’s crazy town, and that crazy is probably in your town, so it is in your best interests to get involved and find out. You might arrive just in time to usher in a moment of sanity in your corner of America, or you may discover you have some things to undo. Either way, you’ll have work ahead of you, and someone has to do it.


HT | The Maine Wire

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” Johnny Can’t Read or Do Math, but Philanthropists Are Making Sure He Learns ‘Equity’ “

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 23:30 +0000

I really have nothing more to add to this article, so I will just post it here in hopes more people read it.  Everyone needs to read this!!

Johnny can’t read or do math, but philanthropists are making sure he learns ‘equity.’

“If public schools and nonprofit groups are serious about reducing the educational gap between racial groups,” writes Rhyen Staley at the Washington Examiner, “they will start dedicating the time and money necessary to teach students to read and perform math at or above grade level.” Instead, many groups waste millions “convincing students to feel good about their failing reading and math scores.” And some philanthropies use grants to steer public schools in “certain ideological directions,” though “studies reveal no evidence that these grants have improved student outcomes.”

In Denver, where only 38% of middle-schoolers are proficient in reading, the system is using a $10 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “to implement systemwide anti-racist and equity-focused policies.” School boards must manage outside funding to “shift the focus away from promoting woke ideology and toward teaching children the reading and math skills they need to succeed.”


HT | Washington Examiner

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North Pole Predicts Delays As Naughty List Reaches Record Length

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 22:00 +0000

Reports coming from the North Pole anticipate a long Dark Winter for most of the world’s population this Christmas thanks largely to a recent spike in names added to the naughty list.

“We usually have a pretty substantial list thanks to China but this year it’s off the charts” commented List Master Steve Keebler.

Our sources inside the Claus Compound cite the recent election fraud, wars and rumors of wars, illegal arms dealing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, disrespectful youth, failing students, and lots of lying by everyone especially those in the news media.

“We haven’t seen anything like this, well, since the days of Noah quite frankly. That was a rough year. With four thousand elves and only sixteen presents to make it was getting pretty tense even here at the Pole. I thought some of the elves were going to be on the naughty list” remembers long-time elf and gift wrapper Ribbons N. Bowes.

Compounding the problem is the halt in coal production which, as many know, is the proper alternative “gift” for correcting bad behavior.

“That Elizabeth Warren is a dingbat,” says Santa. “She’s been on the N-list for as long as I can remember. Does she look like an Indian to you? Me neither. Now she’s stopping coal production! How is anyone going to learn?”

When asked if Bernie Sanders will be getting any gifts Santa lets out a chortle that nearly causes an avalanche in a nearby mountain range. “Bernie? He thinks he is Santa! Besides, he has to believe I even exist. I’m more real than his Utopia, I can tell you that.”

Point taken.

What does this mean for Vermonters? Luckily Uncle Bernie has drafted legislation to make being on the naughty list a hate crime for which Santa is looking to likely get canceled and potentially serve a life sentence stretching out some 7.5 trillion years. The “Gift of Love Bill” has overwhelming support in both the house and the senate, on both sides of the aisle, thanks in large part to a leaker from the Pole who left a Claus Compound Laptop lightly covered in fairy dust at a D.C. hotel with this year’s list on it. Federal agents were surprised to find every single person in the federal government on the list, with most of the Democrats’ names appearing more than once.

When asked to explain the double entries Santa tells us he’s sending a message. “Have you seen 2,000 Mules? They stuffed those ballot boxes like they were Thanksgiving turkeys!”

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) says they are more than happy to pick up the slack and, despite locking down over a billion of their citizens, have instituted 24-hour work shifts to make up for the drop in labor.

“It is the most wonderful time of the year…to make money!” says a beaming Xi Jingping. “Santa Claus not white, Santa Chinese!” he jokes as his team of communist administrators offers perfunctory laughter.

Word of this traveled quickly to the real Santa who palmed his face while muttering “For the love of Jesus…”

Our reporter on location in Mexico reached out to Jesus for comment and was told he had recently found work after relocating to Martha’s Vineyard.


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Vaccine Extremists Refuse Organ Transplant Surgery to Dying 14-Year-Old Girl

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 20:30 +0000

The rumors that factions within the public health industrial complex will reject life-saving surgeries for the unvaccinated are true. Not just overseas but here in Amerika.


Two Christian parents, Chrissy and Lee Hicks, both North Carolina Army veterans, have 11 children, including a 14-year-old girl, Yulia, who is a rescued orphan from Ukraine.  Yulia has been shuffled around the US and transferred between caretakers several times and has been finally adopted by the Hicks, who feel a strong determination and sense of duty to give their daughter some stability and justice in life. Despite coming this far, Yulia is now being denied a critical organ transplant due to her vaccination status.


If Yulia doesn’t get a new kidney, she will die. It sounds like they have a live donor but can’t get the deal done locally because vaccine extremists at Duke University hospital are calling the shots, even if the entire staff is not on that page.

This is an unfortunate turn of events but one we all saw coming, and it’s not going to end soon. Hospitals increasingly control all the health care in their ideological blast radius. The Government rewarded fear over facts with buckets of money. And while many hospitals claim to be non-profits, making money is their top priority.

Ironically, the evolution from “do no harm” to harm as a matter of policy originates from the self-proclaimed Party of health care (Democrats). A few years ago, they wanted to keep the Government from getting between you and your doctor. To reduce unnecessary tests or treatments. To cut costs. Since 2021 they’ve been about buying the science of medicine and establishing public health canon, conviction, gospel, and dogma.

State and local boards brand disbelievers as heretics who are excommunicated or “burned” at the social media stake.

If you want to practice medicine, you’ll have to do it their way, or you’ll not do it at all.

Not every state is like that. You can’t be denied care based on vaccine status in New Hampshire, but only because Republicans pushed it through. Democrats in the Legislature objected to every health-freedom reform last session, and given the slim GOP majority this year, getting more of those will be a challenge we must meet head-on.

Please do it for the children, Dems. An adopted immigrant child, in Yulia’s case.


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Data Point – Big Tech Hates Republicans

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 19:00 +0000

Silicon Valley and its ilk have long left their more libertarian ideas behind and are solidly behind the more autocratic and Collectivist Party…but you knew that already, didn’t you? Well, here’s some quantification of your belief in that:

(H/T: Powerline)

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Why Is NH Ground Zero for the Opioid Epidemic?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 17:30 +0000

New Hampshire has a world-famous opioid epidemic. We are ”ground zero” for the opioid epidemic. My question is, why is it so bad? Who is fueling it? What is their purpose?

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In short, the answer is drug cartels are protected by the government to make lots of money.

Now, let me explain to you how I got there.

According to a Harvard School of Public Health article, “Donations from opioid manufacturers to politicians influence policy decisions. In addition, a revolving door of officials leaving government regulatory agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency regularly join the pharmaceutical industry with little to no “cooling off” periods.”

In other words, drug companies give money to politicians to make sure their products stay on the market and don’t get regulated. Also, lots of drug enforcement officers start working for the pharmaceutical industry.

That is just the start of the mess that we have in New Hampshire.

According to Mike Gill, who interviewed thousands of victims of corruption from New Hampshire for his former website, State of Corruption, Dick Anagnost (and men like him) are another reason our opioid epidemic is so bad.

Dick has been the head of a drug cartel in New Hampshire for 40 years. He is also the owner of the Elliot Hospital, among other hospitals. In addition, he owns Hope for New Hampshire, Families in Transition, and the Farnum Center (substance recovery centers).

At the hospitals, they push the drugs. Then, they use the recovery charities to do two things, launder money and bill insurance.

According to Frank Staples, who worked in the recovery community in Manchester, the recovery industry is generally an insurance billing scheme.

They recruit people to go to rehab centers, including homeless people and people from outside of the state. Then, they will sign people up for insurance. If someone’s insurance runs out, they are kicked out of the program. In the programs, they don’t teach the addicts anything, but they expect them to pay rent. Then, the victims cycle through the system, again and again, never getting better.

Mike Gill said that our government is set up to protect this drug rings. It starts with lawyers. The drug cartels have lawyers working for them. Then, they become district attorneys, so they own the courts. Then, the drug cartels support a politician and that politician chooses the judges. Therefore, politicians, lawyers and judges are owned by the drug cartels.

Mike Gill couldn’t do anything in New Hampshire to report what he had found, so he went to the FBI. But, they didn’t even answer the door. Finally, he went to DC, but they refused to talk to him.

He concluded that it was so corrupt that there was no one that he could turn to. We have to rise up on our own.

According to Jean Shaheen’s own website, over the past five years, she has secured $140 million to fight the opioid crisis.

Will Shaheen stop the drug dealers in our hospitals?



Submitted from | NH

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Palate Cleanser – Imagine What the Tech Is behind Being Able to Watch a Virus Circle a Cell?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 16:00 +0000

Harkening back to my Biology days – this is utterly amazing to watch!  I am just flabbergasted at the technology and techniques needed to be able to watch a virus trying to figure out when and where to penetrate a cell in order to reproduce itself:

Scientists at Duke University have created a real-time video that captures the frantic movements of a single virus as it tries to infect a cell. The video shows a part of the process that’s normally hard to see.

In order to replicate themselves, viruses need to enter cells, but exactly how they do so remains murky. That’s because it’s hard to image them before they get in – in that environment they move much faster and are relatively tiny compared to the cells they infect.

“That’s why this is such a hard problem to study,” said Courtney Johnson, an author of the study. “It’s like you’re trying to take a picture of a person standing in front of a skyscraper. You can’t get the whole skyscraper and see the details of the person in front of it with one picture.”

So for the new study, the Duke researchers developed a new imaging technique they call 3D Tracking and Imaging Microscopy (3D-TrIm). It works by essentially combining two microscopes into one – the first uses a laser to pinpoint the virus’s position thousands of times per second. The virus is made visible by a fluorescent label attached to it, which the laser excites to make it glow so it can be seen by the microscope.

The second microscope takes three-dimensional images of the larger cells around it, creating a real-time 3D video of the virus’s movements as it searches for a way in. The video below shows one example of this. Tracked over two and a half minutes, the virus is visible as the small red dot zipping around, while the purple lines indicate its past path. The green hills surrounding it are actually human intestinal cells.

(H/T: New Atlas)

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Warm up to This Science: 2022 Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover is at a 56-Year High.

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 14:30 +0000

It’s December 8th, 2022, and Southern New Hampshire has no measurable snow. We’ve not seen any yer. The odd dusting or a flurry in the air, but no accumulation. It’s not strange but is atypical. It also gets the local climate cultists wound up.

Related: 2022 Hurricane Season Confirms (Again!) No Connection Between CO2 and Cyclone Energy

These folks said Global Warming meant no snow, more snow, and whatever snow or temperature fit the narrative. ”

But no snow is better. Look! No SNOW! It’s warming.

For all the blather about climate change, they only concern themselves (and us) with warming. This or that will add 2.x degrees C to the earth’s temperature as if that means anything (it doesn’t). But they claim that needs fixing, and that will require sacrifice (yours) and trillions of dollars (also yours) laundered through their “friends and family” network (gated multi-million dollar beachfront homes cost money).

But right now, the northern hemisphere is above the 56-year max for snow cover. Not the mean, the max.


NH = Northern Hemisphere



“Extensive snow extent early in the season is an indicator of persistent cold as we head into winter proper,” weather blog Severe Weather Europe said.


It puts the global in warming, or should I say “takes” the warming out. But never fear. Record snow cover, warmer fall or winter months (or unusually cold ones) signifies that your addiction to the modern lifestyle is “warming” the planet.

It’s not, but they intend to make you pay for it. Higher motor and heating fuel prices and rising electricity costs (even our water bill has skyrocketed – the result of progressive overreaction designed to get us to use less). And that record snow cover has got to be the result of our warming mother earth.

That’s what they’ll say, but it seems odd that they are not saying it. No one is reporting on the 56-year record snow cover across the northern hemisphere, even when they could use that to peddle their bipolar narrative.

Record low snow cover would (however) be a significant headline across the climate cult landscape, which again reinforces the fact that the entire scheme is about warming, not cooling. More snow is bad for business, and so is record snow cover.

Be sure to share that fact as you deem appropriate. Rutgers Univerity and NOAA tracking show more snow across the Nother hemisphere than we’ve seen since they started keeping records.

It’s science, and it is a fact.


HT | ZeroHedge

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The Left’s Move to Normalize Transgenderism Continues Apace and More! – Stack of Stuff #31

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-12-08 13:00 +0000

Every time we turn around, it seems, sex is thrown into our faces. As adults, most of us can handle that (well, except for those for whom sex and their own overblown believe in its importance in other peoples lives, I guess) in either tuning in or tuning out such messages and displays. And we can and do have our opinions of whether they are appropriate or not. When it comes to our kids, most Normal people say “leave them alone” but the sex-charged “I AM only that sex/gender I Believe I AM” crowd just can’t stop yammering about it. Especially in schools, in kids’ entertainment, and on social media. Don’t believe me?

Let’s get started with more of the Stack of Stuff and as always, stuff gets reformatted and emphasis is mine): the changing of our Culture

  • Entertainment Industry, Social Media Normalize Transgender Content That Could Harm Kids

Thanks to smartphones and iPads, it’s also now readily available to kids. There’s an increasing presence of people and characters that pop culture refers to as “transgender”  in the entertainment industry, aimed at drawing in younger audiences and normalizing gender confusion and gender intervention treatment…[Taylor] Swift, who has supported Democratic politicians and is pro-LGBT rights, features a transgender model in one of her upcoming music videos, which was spotted by activists when she released this video mashup.

The video itself hasn’t been released yet, but in one scene, Swift is gently rubbing Laith Ashley’s bare back in bed. LGBT activists have already applauded Swift for featuring a transgender model, especially as an object of desire. Just that clip has inspired promotional posts about Ashley’s life and transition. This is one subtle example, which most people would not have noticed were it not for the fact that Ashley was already a well-known model, at least among activists.

Normalizing transgender people in entertainment is sometimes not so subtle. One of the most popular apps for teenagers is TikTok. A simple search will show hundreds of trans users discussing their lifestyles, gender confusion, treatment, transitions, and more. They aren’t shy about it, and articles like this one on “Today” rave about them under the guise that they are informing, teaching, and educating. “Being myself, showing up, taking up space and letting people know we exist will slowly change culture,” a transgender TikTok user said in the article.

…All of these YouTubers are charming and fun, and their videos are exciting and even informative, which may be why young girls are drawn into the videos and eventually, the LGBT lifestyle and specifically the normalization of the transgender lifestyle.

…It doesn’t start or end with teenagers. In fact, the quest to normalize the transgender lifestyle begins very early in the entertainment industry. The new “Muppet Babies” series featured an episode, “Gonzo-rella,” where the male Muppets character attends a princess ball wearing a dress, because the child didn’t want to go in “boys’ clothes.” When the character’s friends realizes who it is, they all discuss how kind it is to let people wear what they want and be themselves.

The problem with such shows featuring such blatant LGBT-friendly characters targeted at kids is that it normalizes the transgender lifestyle for children, and often that’s not age-appropriate, especially if the show highlights overtly sexual content, which often goes hand in hand with the lifestyle.

But Parents are fighting back, like these folks:

  • America’s parents are revolting

…Parents opposed to woke indoctrination in schools are organising. They may even prove to be a decisive force in the elections. Parents Unite, set up by New England mothers Ashley Jacobs and Jean Egan, is one of many groups to have emerged in the past couple of years. It brings together parents, teachers and academics concerned with what children are being taught in America’s independent schools. Having grown quickly, the group held its second annual conference in Boston last week, which I was invited to attend. What became clear from listening to the stories of parents was a growing sense of anger that children are being corralled into uncritically accepting highly contested and political ideas. This is an experience common to every type of school, public and independent alike, across the US.

Many of the parents I spoke to talked about lockdown and ‘Zoom school’ as having been pivotal in making them more aware of what their children were being taught. They say they witnessed lessons that push children to see America as a uniquely sinful country, forged solely out of racial discrimination. Parents say that this stepped up a notch in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in the summer of 2020, when suddenly a great deal of the school day was taken up by Black Lives Matter activism. A similar story emerges in relation to teaching about sex and gender. Parents are unhappy at the prospect of sending their daughter to school, only for her to return home questioning whether she might actually be a boy. In addition, there is concern that sex education introduces children to provocative and hyper-sexualised content at far too young an age.

And Parents are having effects on school boards, especially on pornographic books found in their child’s Public School libraries:

  • Michigan school board votes to remove book containing sexual illustrations from school library

On Monday, a Michigan school board finalized a controversial vote to remove a graphic novel from a high school library. Parents on the Spring Lake Public School Board decided that a book about gender and sexuality, which included graphic illustrations, was too explicit for high school students.

And this book is ALSO found in school libraries that serve younger children as well.

The book in question was a memoir titled “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe. The graphic novel is described as a “useful and touching guide on gender identity.” Those on the school board who voted to remove the comic book noted that they did not take issue with the LGBTQ+ themes, but they did find the comic illustrations showing graphic sexual content inappropriate for young audiences. The school board’s decision reversed a previous decision by the district’s Material Review Committee in May to keep the book available to high school students…

Most stores (pharmacies, grocery, convenience, et al) that used to have similar materials used to put brown paper wrappers around such “adult” magazines – now school librarians, arguing for “marginalized communities”, think it is perfectly fine to use our money to “porn-ify” and desensitize our children to its effect. Hey, EVERY body is just a sex object to be played with, right?

Oh wait, wasn’t that part of why the Feminist movement started – to stop womens’ objectification?

So now our schools do it to children instead. Using comic books – I’m no longer accepting the term “graphically illustrated” except that they are – VERY graphic. And yes, they use our money with which to do it and with the flood of Federal money, we Parents can’t even track it via our school boards:

  • How Activists Use Your Tax Dollars To Sexualize Kids At School

With federal funds, state health departments are pushing queer curricula on schools as sex education, often bypassing school boards.

Federal grants are funding the interest groups spearheading efforts to “queer” education around the country. These groups are hijacking laws with sensible-sounding aims and attempting to create revolutionary changes in sexuality.

Federal programs such as the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) funnel money to state health and welfare departments. Seeing that there is money to be captured, education nonprofits such as Education, Training and Research (ETR), Planned Parenthood, and others develop curriculum and training to deliver the “prevention” programs. Then state health and welfare departments bypass state departments of education and local school boards by providing these curricula to public health agencies, which then provide “sex ed” curriculum directly to schools.

These nonprofits push the theory that sexual repression is to blame for sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy and they hold that greater and earlier openness about sexuality and more inclusivity will prevent all evils. Their curricula encourage sexualizing children as a preventive measure. They believe they occupy the moral high ground: opposing their sexualization of children means encouraging disease, suicide, and unwanted pregnancy.

In other words, Parents who are trying to protect the innocence of their young children are to portrayed as evil and children are to be taught to not pay attention to them.

ETR provides a case study for how this perverse federalism works. ETR’s Reducing the Risk curriculum promises to teach abstinence, but instead delivers a Planned Parenthood-endorsed “LGBTQ inclusive” curriculum that queers education with an emphasis on “gender identity, sexual orientation and behavior.” ETR advocates for teaching elementary students “porn literacy” and shows teachers how to teach “kink and power, pleasure, sexual identity, sexual acts and sexual exploration in relation to pornography.” It also delivers an “LGBTQ centered” curriculum that takes sex education beyond condoms to dental dams, sex toys, and perilous transgender radicalism.

Nearly every state agency that has accepted SRAE and PREP funds has purchased ETR’s curriculum. ETR’s new LGBTQ-centered program, developed with Planned Parenthood, is already operating in 16 states.

And school systems are making it MANDATORY that their staffs participate in this indoctrination at the risk of loosing their jobs like this teacher:

  • California School District Allegedly Fires Teacher for Refusing to Read LGBTQ Book to Children

…School districts, despite the national backlash coming from parents, remain intent on indoctrinating young children into far-leftist ideas on race, sexuality, and gender identity. Parents taking issue with this movement have been demonized as bigots for refusing to allow this conditioning to take place. But even teachers have been under the proverbial gun – especially those who resist efforts to force them to inculcate their students with these radical ideas.

A school district in California fired a teacher allegedly because she refused to read books about same-sex marriage to young students between the ages of one and five years old. The Thomas More Society filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Bright Horizon, a national childcare company. The suit also alleges harassment and retaliation. The educator, named Nalli Parinsenkova, worked at the Studio City location for four years before being terminated. The lawsuit alleges that after the director of this location discovered the teacher’s Christian beliefs, she “enforced company policy requiring all teachers to support and promote celebrations of ‘diversity’ including same-sex marriage to children in the care program.”

The educator claims the director harassed her and had security remove her from the premises “like a dangerous criminal.” The director then fired her after she requested that she not be required to read these books to students because of her religious convictions…In April 2022, the director, who is a lesbian, found out Parinsenkova was a Christian and reported her to human resources. She took “personal offense” at the teacher’s beliefs according to the filing.

Which means that Normal Parents who find out about this in their child’s school have to follow that great tag line that Project Veritas has: Be Brave – DO something!  Otherwise, you’ve lost. Make no mistake, the LGBT adherents in schools will wage war with you over the control of your children. They DEPEND on the fact that you’re too scared to fight back:

  • The Trans-ing Kids Movement Thrives Off Cowardice

If there is one thing progressives need in order to succeed in their effort to promote transgenderism as a normal and acceptable part of young life, it is ignorance of the fact that it is happening in the first place. But another boon to the pro-trans-ing kids crowd is for sane Americans to be too afraid to oppose them publicly when they are made aware of the movement.

Indeed, the hard left knows it cannot possibly keep its machinations under wraps as they have in the past. Before the COVID-19 pandemic became a thing, school districts were already injecting so-called progressive ideas regarding gender identity and sexuality without parents knowing. It was only when children were forced to learn from home that parents discovered what teachers were presenting to their children.

One of the ways progressives have pushed back against the inevitable backlash is to cow people into remaining silent on the issue. Indeed, they label people as “transphobes” and bigots. They emotionally blackmail parents and others into believing that if children are not allowed to receive “gender-affirming care,” which includes puberty blockers and even surgical treatments, their kids will end up committing suicide.

And we’re domestic terrorists (remember, when I asked, only one out of five of my school board members said that I wasn’t a domestic terrorist) inciting violence. You have to get to the point in believing in yourself and your ability to defend your kids. And what is more important than your kids?  You’re brave enough to defend and protect them in other ways (like yanking them out of the way of speeding truck even though you know you will get hit by it, right?) – start standing up to these Crybullies!

And yes, they really are coming after your kids:

  • No Seriously, They Really Are Trying to Trans Your Kids

In the latest episode of “Progressives Are Lying Liars When They Say They Aren’t Trying to Trans Your Kids,” we have a Pride festival in Wisconsin that engaged in the exact behavior that the left claims is not happening across the country. Participants in the event reportedly offered free “letters of readiness” to minor children who believe they are transgender to make it easier for them to undergo controversial and dangerous “gender-affirming” medical or surgical procedures.

This is yet another example demonstrating how far leftists are encouraging children – especially young girls – to embrace transgenderism and supposedly transition to the opposite sex. It is only a mirror of what is occurring in K-12 schools nationwide. The Post Millennial reported:

A family captured a snapshot of the booth set up by Integrated Counseling, LLC at the Annual Magic Pride Festival put on by the OutReach LGBTQ Community Center on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. The family permitted Chris Elston, known by most as “Billboard Chris,” to share it with his followers on Monday.

Elston noted that “Letters of Readiness for Surgery” were available at the festival, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, “for those identifying as trans or non-binary.”

Integrated Counseling seeks to “provide a space for the LGBTQ+ community throughout Wisconsin to find room to pause, to be, and to heal,” according to its defunct website… The OutReach LGBTQ Community Center is a group that promotes transgenderism among children. It collects chest binders to give to females who believe they are males to conceal their breasts.

Distributing these letters of readiness for surgery is another pernicious way to push kids closer to accepting a transgender identity that they do not actually have. From the Post Millennial:

Yeah, go read the rest of it to see how that “Letter of Readiness for Surgery” works; it is disturbing. Remember, your kids could use it against you. The Left certainly hopes so. They are certainly helping this ROGD (Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria) syndrome to snowball – and it ain’t in the water:

  • Gender Dysphoria Diagnoses for Children Soared 70% in 2021

Childhood gender dysphoria diagnoses soared 70% from 2020 to 2021, according to medical records of 330 million Americans analyzed by Komodo Health Inc, Reuters reported Thursday.

The findings reveal a massive uptick in gender dysphoria diagnoses for children aged 6 to 17, with at least 121,882 children receiving that diagnosis in the five years leading up to 2021, according to Reuters. While most children who are diagnosed with the disorder do not medically transition, the rate of children on puberty blockers more than doubled from 2017 to 2021 to just over 5,000.

The data aligns with other findings outlining the rapid rise in transgender identities among adolescents, but it’s less clear why the trend accelerated so rapidly in 2020. Some have attributed the youth transgender trend to social contagion, citing the popularity of trans videos on TikTok and other social media platforms, while others have pointed to school programming on gender identity issues for young children.

Too often, we on the Right are called Christian bigots when we complain about stuff like this.  Our response is “you wouldn’t be dong this to Muslims, would you?”.

Heh!  It did!


“Intersectionality” is a favorite lib word. It refers to the idea that there is a hierarchy of oppression, so that, for example, Native American women are more oppressed than homosexual white men. All of the allegedly oppressed groups ostensibly make up the liberal coalition, and liberals expect them to take their places in the pecking order.

This works, sort of, as long as everyone is on board. But as we have often seen, divisions often appear between allegedly allied groups. A particularly enjoyable instance of the collapse of intersectionality happened in Dearborn, Michigan, when hundreds of Muslim parents attended a school board meeting to protest homosexual porn in the public schools’ libraries. Megan Fox has the story:

[W]hen hundreds of Muslim parents, upset at gay porn in the school libraries, showed up to a school board meeting in Dearborn, Mich., and it devolved into shouting and chaos with board members running away and gay protesters being chased to their cars, the fallout was absolutely hilarious. The headline in the Detroit Free Press after the event went haywire was “LGBTQ and Faith Communities Struggle for Unity.” BAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Can you imagine what the headline would have been if it were a Baptist church chasing gay protesters to their cars? “Fascist White Supremacist Book Burners Bash Gay Man in Parking Lot,” or “Rabid Religious Zealots Terrorize Gay Man Defending Right to Read,” or something equally terrible. I don’t know about you, but I’m enjoying this disaster.

The videos are rather awe-inspiring:



I guess they put the fear of Allah into them, didn’t they? And it all comes down to the “Lines of the Post”:

They are not “censoring” the millions of books they do not choose, they are privileging a few. Why, as these parents sensibly ask, should Dearborn’s school libraries single out gay porn for the rare honor of being chosen to educate the district’s children?

And that’s EXACTLY what this is – gay porn. Pornography for little kids. Adults distributing porn to children.

They put people in jail for this, don’t they? Oh yeah – the books got yanked (I have to find that post). Thank you, Muslim Parents for actioning “Be Brave – DO Something!”.

They got it done. OK, Christians, Jews, and others – your turn!

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