The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

Giving Tax Money to Terrorists

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-11-09 01:00 +0000

Congressman Pappas does not support aid for Israel; he voted against H.R. 6126. At the same time, Congressman Pappas supports the administration’s efforts to place your tax money at high risk of ending up in the hands of Middle Eastern terrorists.

About three weeks ago, the White House promised to send Palestinian civilians about $100M in aid.  Mr. Biden said,  “This money will support more than 1 million displaced… Palestinians, including [for] emergency needs in Gaza.”

But Mr. Biden’s Inspector General at USAID is saying that’s not necessarily true. The IG says some of that money will likely go to terrorists, e.g., Hamas. The USG will give $100M in cash to international aid organizations but end up supplying the aid to terror groups.

This happens one of three ways: 1) The Terrorists force or coerce the aid workers to give them money, using threats or targeted violence; 2) Hamas and others impose a tax or fee on the cash or supplies; or 3) Terrorists demand the aid or cash goes to certain people or groups of people that are terror supporters or sympathizers.

The IG lists several examples of these things happening previously in the Middle East.  The prior diversions resulted in millions of your taxpayer dollars going to fund international terror organizations. But don’t worry, be happy, the IG says.

This time, they (USAID) will work very hard to prevent that from happening.  Doesn’t it kind of make you wonder: Why didn’t they prevent it from happening in the first place…?  Hey Just asking.  Don’t we all understand who we are dealing with?  When did you become aware of who and what they are?

This time, the IG says they will be conducting some pre-vetting measures… of some kind.  They will be asking aid organizations to certify in writing that they won’t do anything bad with the money.  Isn’t that reassuring? They have done so well safeguarding our money in the past…

The day after the report was released, Mr. Biden’s special envoy to the region told reporters there is no evidence that Hamas is diverting or stealing aid once it goes into the Gaza Strip. Good thing our government has two sides of its mouth to talk out of.

But we have reports from the United Nations that Hamas is, in fact, stealing from their warehouses right now. Hamas is taking mostly fuel and medical supplies. Despite this, Mr. Biden plans to move forward with giving $100M of your taxpayer dollars to the “Palestinians.”

What this administration is, is stupid. Offering $100M in aid to organizations, knowing that some, maybe most of it will likely go to terrorists, is beyond ignorant.  Israel is our ally. We should not be funding their attacker.

There are better options.

First, we could do nothing. Let Arab governments provide aid. Second, we could do what Jordan just did. They coordinated with the Israeli military several days ago to airdrop in medical supplies. They cut out the middlemen: the international aid organizations. They got the supplies directly to the people.

Sure, Hamas fighters probably rushed to the drop zones and took some amount of the food, water, or medicine. But compare that to dropping off pallets of cash to international organizations or the United Nations, knowing Hamas and Hezbollah are the likely recipients.  Doesn’t it seem like doing nothing or maybe doing the airdrops are the better options?

Reach out to Congressman Pappas and let him know how much you appreciate his efforts (202-225-5456).

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Homeschool Double Standard

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 23:30 +0000

I recently read this Reason article about how homeschooling as increased since the pandemic. Some quotes from people who are apparently against homeschooling blew my mind.  I had the need to share some comments about them.

“Policymakers should think, ‘Wow — this is a lot of kids,'” Elizabeth Bartholet, an emeritus professor at Harvard Law School told the Post “We should worry about whether they’re learning anything.”

Are these people worried about parents teaching their own kids, rather than the innumerable number of kids in public schools who get socially promoted and graduate without being able to read? To say nothing of the 50+ years of data that show that learning in schools is flatlined.

“I can tell you right now: Many of these parents don’t have any understanding of education,” added one school board member. “The price will be very big to us, and to society. But that won’t show up for a few years.”

Ha ha! Many certified teachers don’t have any understanding of how to teach kids to read! And the price is already humongous.


Homeschools are judged by the worst possible outcomes.

Government schools are judged on their aspirations.


When will these people take their heads out of their butts and see what’s actually going on?  What a crazy world we live in.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

How Did All These ‘Hungry’ People Get So Fat?

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 22:00 +0000

President Joe Biden says 24 million Americans “suffer from food insecurity!”

News anchors were shocked that there is “food insecurity in the richest country in the world!” ABC hosts turned “insecurity” into “hunger.”

But in my new video, Rachel Sheffield, who researches welfare policy at the Heritage Foundation, explains, “Food insecurity is not the same thing as hunger. It just means that they had to rely on cheaper foods, store-brand alternatives … or reduce variety.” (RELATED: JOHN STOSSEL: Rand Paul Was Right)

Really? The alarm about “food insecurity” is based on that? Well, yes. Even the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its fine print, admits that “for most food-insecure households, the inadequacies were in the form of reduced quality and variety of food rather than insufficient quantity.”

“They always want to create a crisis,” I say to Sheffield.

“Government programs want to keep themselves going,” she replies.

She’s talking about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Women, Infants and Children program; the National School Lunch Program and the other constantly growing handouts that make up America’s welfare system.

The biggest effect of these handouts is to harm the people they want to help. They harm people by making them dependent on government.

Before government’s War on Poverty began, Americans were steadily lifting themselves out of poverty. Year after year, the number of people living below the poverty line dropped.

That natural progress wasn’t good enough for us.

We (I include myself because I believed it, too) who wanted to reduce poverty declared “War on Poverty.” Welfare checks poured out. The poverty rate continued to drop for seven years. But then progress stopped.

What happened? Why did progress stop?

Because handouts taught people to be dependent.

Welfare payments did something remarkable. They created a new class of dependent people — a nearly permanent “underclass,” where generation after generation lives in poverty.

Today, government does things to perpetuate that, like claiming millions of Americans are “food insecure.” Charities raise money using the same language.

But the opposite is true.

“Americans consume too many calories,” says Sheffield. “Food insecure” adults are more likely to be obese.

When that became obvious, activists promoted a new myth: Poor people are overweight because they live in “food deserts,” neighborhoods where healthy foods are much less available. Michelle Obama talked about that a lot. She claimed some poor people had to take three busses to buy healthy food.


When government officials first labeled “food deserts,’ they deviously ignored small stores, only counting stores with more than $2 million in sales. It’s true that one “food desert” Obama visited didn’t have a supermarket. But it had multiple smaller businesses selling fruits and vegetables. Government officials just didn’t count them.

Now, the media claim college students are food insecure.

But most college goers gain weight at school! At school!

It’s bizarre that when obesity is the bigger problem, government hypes food insecurity. But of course, “that creates the rationale for expanding food assistance programs, expanding the welfare system,” explains Sheffield.

Expanding welfare seems to be the government’s goal. “We’ve spent more on the War on Poverty than all the military wars combined in the United States without any success,” says Sheffield.

Really? More than all our wars combined? Well, yes. We’ve spent $23 trillion on the War on Poverty. So far.

“Actually,” says Sheffield, “it’s been a success in one way. It increases dependence on the federal government.” That’s what bureaucrats consider success.

The handouts are good for the people who dole out the money. They’re good for politicians who get to look like “good guys.” (RELATED: SUZANNE DOWNING: Generation Blubber — Good Times Forge Weak Men)

But they’re bad for poor people.

Before government handouts began, private charities helped people escape poverty. They encouraged people to learn how to take care of themselves. Work gradually lifted people out of poverty. “Work also has a lot of other benefits,” Sheffield points out. “It builds a greater sense of community, gives people access to resources and friend networks that help them improve in their lives.”

Encouraging self-sufficiency is so much better than what government does.

Every Tuesday at, Stossel posts a new video about the battle between government and freedom. He is the author of “Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media.”


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Rashida Tlaib Censured by US House: Chris Pappas Votes Yea; Ann Kuster Votes Nay [Complete Roll Call Included]

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 20:30 +0000

Rep Rashida Tlaib is not shy about her partisan preference for Palestine. She claims to be Palestinian. So when Hamas invaded Israel and slaughtered civilians, Tlaib wasn’t remorseful. In fact, she had some rather impolite remarks, which is par for the course.

Words to which she is entitled, but so then, are her colleagues permitted to express their disfavor of those words. They did.


The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House. The three-term congresswoman has long been a target of criticism for her views on the decades-long conflict in the Middle East.


“Enough Democrats,” including New Hampshire CD-1 seat-warmer Chris Pappas, has taken some heat, and it looks like someone in leadership permitted him to vote Yea. He did. Pappas still supported BDS legislation and generally toes the line on the Democrat party’s negative view of Israel. I’m not sure he’s allowed to have his own opinion,

Ann Kuster voted against censure. There is no press from either yet on that vote (that I found), but Pappas does have another related piece of PR.


On Tuesday, November 7, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined a statement on the phrase “from the river to the sea” and the ongoing Hamas-Israel War.

The text of the statement reads:

“We reject the use of the phrase “from the river to the sea”— a phrase used by many, including Hamas, as a rallying cry for the destruction of the State of Israel and genocide of the Jewish people. We all feel deep anguish for the human suffering caused by the war in Gaza. Hamas started this war with a barbaric terrorist attack on October 7, 2023, and neither the Palestinian nor Israeli people can have peace as long as Hamas still rules over Gaza and threatens Israel.  …


He seems to be in rehab mode, but … did he give the 8K back yet?


You can see how your stooge voted on the censure below or at this link. Alphabetical by Last Name.

H.Res. 845: Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.
name party state district vote
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R] Republican AL 4 Yea
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D] Democrat GA 2 Nay
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D] Democrat OR 3 Nay
Rep. Michael Burgess [R] Republican TX 26 Yea
Rep. Ken Calvert [R] Republican CA 41 Yea
Rep. John R. Carter [R] Republican TX 31 Yea
Rep. Ed Case [D] Democrat HI 1 Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D] Democrat SC 6 Nay
Rep. Tom Cole [R] Republican OK 4 Yea
Rep. Danny Davis [D] Democrat IL 7 Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D] Democrat CO 1 Nay
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D] Democrat CT 3 Nay
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R] Republican FL 26 Yea
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D] Democrat TX 37 Nay
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D] Democrat CA 16 Nay
Rep. Kay Granger [R] Republican TX 12 Yea
Rep. Sam Graves [R] Republican MO 6 Yea
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D] Democrat AZ 7 Nay
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D] Democrat MD 5 Nay
Rep. Darrell Issa [R] Republican CA 48 Yea
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D] Democrat TX 18 Not Voting
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D] Democrat OH 9 Nay
Rep. Rick Larsen [D] Democrat WA 2 Not Voting
Rep. John Larson [D] Democrat CT 1 Nay
Rep. Barbara Lee [D] Democrat CA 12 Nay
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D] Democrat CA 18 Nay
Rep. Frank Lucas [R] Republican OK 3 Yea
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D] Democrat MA 8 Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D] Democrat MN 4 Nay
Rep. James McGovern [D] Democrat MA 2 Nay
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D] Democrat NY 5 Nay
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D] Democrat NY 12 Nay
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D] Democrat CA 31 Nay
Rep. Richard Neal [D] Democrat MA 1 Nay
Rep. Frank Pallone [D] Democrat NJ 6 Nay
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D] Democrat NJ 9 Nay
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D] Democrat CA 11 Nay
Rep. Harold Rogers [R] Republican KY 5 Yea
Rep. Mike Rogers [R] Republican AL 3 Yea
Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D] Democrat MD 2 Nay
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D] Democrat CA 38 Nay
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D] Democrat IL 9 Nay
Rep. Adam Schiff [D] Democrat CA 30 Nay
Rep. David Scott [D] Democrat GA 13 Nay
Rep. Robert Scott [D] Democrat VA 3 Nay
Rep. Pete Sessions [R] Republican TX 17 Yea
Rep. Brad Sherman [D] Democrat CA 32 Nay
Rep. Michael Simpson [R] Republican ID 2 Yea
Rep. Adam Smith [D] Democrat WA 9 Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R] Republican NJ 4 Yea
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D] Democrat MS 2 Nay
Rep. Mike Thompson [D] Democrat CA 4 Nay
Rep. Michael Turner [R] Republican OH 10 Yea
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D] Democrat NY 7 Nay
Rep. Maxine Waters [D] Democrat CA 43 Nay
Rep. Joe Wilson [R] Republican SC 2 Yea
Rep. Jim Costa [D] Democrat CA 21 Yea
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D] Democrat FL 25 Yea
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D] Democrat MO 5 Nay
Rep. Brian Higgins [D] Democrat NY 26 Nay
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R] Republican NC 5 Yea
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R] Republican NC 10 Yea
Rep. Al Green [D] Democrat TX 9 Nay
Rep. Michael McCaul [R] Republican TX 10 Yea
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D] Democrat TX 28 Nay
Rep. Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers [R] Republican WA 5 Yea
Rep. Gwen Moore [D] Democrat WI 4 Nay
Rep. Doris Matsui [D] Democrat CA 7 Nay
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D] Democrat MD 7 Nay
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R] Republican CA 20 Yea
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R] Republican CO 5 Yea
Rep. Joe Courtney [D] Democrat CT 2 Nay
Rep. Kathy Castor [D] Democrat FL 14 Nay
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R] Republican FL 16 Yea
Rep. Henry C. Johnson [D] Democrat GA 4 Nay
Rep. John Sarbanes [D] Democrat MD 3 Nay
Rep. Tim Walberg [R] Republican MI 5 Yea
Rep. Adrian Smith [R] Republican NE 3 Yea
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D] Democrat NY 9 Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R] Republican OH 4 Yea
Rep. Steve Cohen [D] Democrat TN 9 Yea
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R] Republican FL 12 Yea
Rep. Robert Wittman [R] Republican VA 1 Yea
Rep. Robert Latta [R] Republican OH 5 Yea
Rep. Bill Foster [D] Democrat IL 11 Nay
Rep. Andre’ Carson [D] Democrat IN 7 Nay
Rep. Steve Scalise [R] Republican LA 1 Yea
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D] Democrat VA 11 Nay
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R] Republican KY 2 Yea
Rep. James Himes [D] Democrat CT 4 Nay
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R] Republican MO 3 Yea
Rep. Tom McClintock [R] Republican CA 5 Nay
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D] Democrat ME 1 Nay
Rep. Bill Posey [R] Republican FL 8 Yea
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R] Republican PA 15 Yea
Rep. Dina Titus [D] Democrat NV 1 Nay
Rep. Paul Tonko [D] Democrat NY 20 Nay
Rep. Mike Quigley [D] Democrat IL 5 Nay
Rep. Judy Chu [D] Democrat CA 28 Nay
Rep. John Garamendi [D] Democrat CA 8 Nay
Rep. Terri Sewell [D] Democrat AL 7 Nay
Rep. Paul Gosar [R] Republican AZ 9 Yea
Rep. David Schweikert [R] Republican AZ 1 Yea
Rep. Eric Crawford [R] Republican AR 1 Yea
Rep. Steve Womack [R] Republican AR 3 Yea
Rep. Daniel Webster [R] Republican FL 11 Not Voting
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D] Democrat FL 24 Yea
Rep. Austin Scott [R] Republican GA 8 Yea
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R] Republican IN 8 Yea
Rep. Andy Harris [R] Republican MD 1 Yea
Rep. William R. Keating [D] Democrat MA 9 Nay
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R] Republican MI 4 Yea
Rep. Bill Johnson [R] Republican OH 6 Yea
Rep. Mike Kelly [R] Republican PA 16 Yea
Rep. Jeff Duncan [R] Republican SC 3 Yea
Rep. Charles Fleischmann [R] Republican TN 3 Yea
Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R] Republican TN 4 Yea
Rep. Morgan Griffith [R] Republican VA 9 Yea
Rep. Mark Amodei [R] Republican NV 2 Yea
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D] Democrat OR 1 Nay
Rep. Thomas Massie [R] Republican KY 4 Nay
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D] Democrat WA 1 Nay
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D] Democrat NJ 10 Nay
Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R] Republican CA 1 Yea
Rep. Jared Huffman [D] Democrat CA 2 Nay
Rep. Ami Bera [D] Democrat CA 6 Nay
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D] Democrat CA 14 Nay
Rep. David Valadao [R] Republican CA 22 Yea
Rep. Julia Brownley [D] Democrat CA 26 Nay
Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D] Democrat CA 29 Nay
Rep. Raul Ruiz [D] Democrat CA 25 Nay
Rep. Mark Takano [D] Democrat CA 39 Nay
Rep. Juan Vargas [D] Democrat CA 52 Nay
Rep. Scott Peters [D] Democrat CA 50 Nay
Rep. Lois Frankel [D] Democrat FL 22 Yea
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D] Democrat IL 10 Yea
Rep. Garland Barr [R] Republican KY 6 Yea
Rep. Daniel Kildee [D] Democrat MI 8 Nay
Rep. Ann Wagner [R] Republican MO 2 Yea
Rep. Richard Hudson [R] Republican NC 9 Yea
Rep. Ann Kuster [D] Democrat NH 2 Nay
Rep. Steven Horsford [D] Democrat NV 4 Nay
Rep. Grace Meng [D] Democrat NY 6 Nay
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D] Democrat NY 8 Nay
Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R] Republican OH 2 Yea
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D] Democrat OH 3 Nay
Rep. David Joyce [R] Republican OH 14 Present
Rep. Scott Perry [R] Republican PA 10 Yea
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D] Democrat PA 8 Nay
Rep. Randy Weber [R] Republican TX 14 Yea
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D] Democrat TX 20 Nay
Rep. Roger Williams [R] Republican TX 25 Yea
Rep. Marc Veasey [D] Democrat TX 33 Nay
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D] Democrat WA 6 Nay
Rep. Mark Pocan [D] Democrat WI 2 Nay
Rep. Robin Kelly [D] Democrat IL 2 Nay
Rep. Jason Smith [R] Republican MO 8 Yea
Rep. Katherine Clark [D] Democrat MA 5 Nay
Rep. Donald Norcross [D] Democrat NJ 1 Present
Rep. Alma Adams [D] Democrat NC 12 Nay
Rep. Gary Palmer [R] Republican AL 6 Yea
Rep. French Hill [R] Republican AR 2 Yea
Rep. Bruce Westerman [R] Republican AR 4 Yea
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D] Democrat AZ 3 Nay
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D] Democrat CA 10 Nay
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D] Democrat CA 33 Nay
Rep. Ted Lieu [D] Democrat CA 36 Nay
Rep. Norma Torres [D] Democrat CA 35 Nay
Rep. Ken Buck [R] Republican CO 4 Nay
Rep. Earl Carter [R] Republican GA 1 Yea
Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R] Republican GA 11 Yea
Rep. Rick Allen [R] Republican GA 12 Yea
Rep. Mike Bost [R] Republican IL 12 Yea
Rep. Garret Graves [R] Republican LA 6 Yea
Rep. Seth Moulton [D] Democrat MA 6 Nay
Rep. John Moolenaar [R] Republican MI 2 Yea
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D] Democrat MI 6 Nay
Rep. Tom Emmer [R] Republican MN 6 Yea
Rep. Ryan Zinke [R] Republican MT 1 Yea
Rep. David Rouzer [R] Republican NC 7 Yea
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D] Democrat NJ 12 Nay
Rep. Elise Stefanik [R] Republican NY 21 Yea
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D] Democrat PA 2 Nay
Rep. Brian Babin [R] Republican TX 36 Yea
Rep. Donald Beyer [D] Democrat VA 8 Nay
Rep. Dan Newhouse [R] Republican WA 4 Yea
Rep. Glenn Grothman [R] Republican WI 6 Yea
Rep. Alexander Mooney [R] Republican WV 2 Yea
Rep. Trent Kelly [R] Republican MS 1 Yea
Rep. Darin LaHood [R] Republican IL 16 Yea
Rep. Warren Davidson [R] Republican OH 8 Yea
Rep. James Comer [R] Republican KY 1 Yea
Rep. Dwight Evans [D] Democrat PA 3 Nay
Rep. Andy Biggs [R] Republican AZ 5 Yea
Rep. Ro Khanna [D] Democrat CA 17 Nay
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D] Democrat CA 19 Nay
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D] Democrat CA 24 Nay
Rep. Nanette Barragán [D] Democrat CA 44 Nay
Rep. Luis Correa [D] Democrat CA 46 Nay
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D] Democrat DE 0 Nay
Rep. Matt Gaetz [R] Republican FL 1 Yea
Rep. Neal Dunn [R] Republican FL 2 Yea
Rep. John Rutherford [R] Republican FL 5 Yea
Rep. Darren Soto [D] Democrat FL 9 Yea
Rep. Brian Mast [R] Republican FL 21 Yea
Rep. Drew Ferguson [R] Republican GA 3 Yea
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D] Democrat IL 8 Nay
Rep. Jim Banks [R] Republican IN 3 Yea
Rep. Clay Higgins [R] Republican LA 3 Yea
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D] Democrat MD 8 Nay
Rep. Jack Bergman [R] Republican MI 1 Yea
Rep. Don Bacon [R] Republican NE 2 Yea
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D] Democrat NJ 5 Yea
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D] Democrat NY 13 Nay
Rep. Claudia Tenney [R] Republican NY 24 Yea
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R] Republican PA 1 Yea
Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R] Republican PA 11 Yea
Rep. David Kustoff [R] Republican TN 8 Yea
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D] Democrat TX 34 Nay
Rep. Jodey Arrington [R] Republican TX 19 Yea
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D] Democrat WA 7 Nay
Rep. Mike Gallagher [R] Republican WI 8 Yea
Rep. Ron Estes [R] Republican KS 4 Yea
Rep. Ralph Norman [R] Republican SC 5 Yea
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D] Democrat CA 34 Nay
Rep. John Curtis [R] Republican UT 3 Yea
Rep. Debbie Lesko [R] Republican AZ 8 Yea
Rep. Michael Cloud [R] Republican TX 27 Yea
Rep. Troy Balderson [R] Republican OH 12 Yea
Rep. Kevin Hern [R] Republican OK 1 Yea
Rep. Joseph Morelle [D] Democrat NY 25 Nay
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D] Democrat PA 5 Nay
Rep. Susan Wild [D] Democrat PA 7 Present
Rep. Greg Stanton [D] Democrat AZ 4 Nay
Rep. Josh Harder [D] Democrat CA 9 Nay
Rep. Katie Porter [D] Democrat CA 47 Nay
Rep. Mike Levin [D] Democrat CA 49 Nay
Rep. Joe Neguse [D] Democrat CO 2 Nay
Rep. Jason Crow [D] Democrat CO 6 Nay
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D] Democrat CT 5 Nay
Rep. Michael Waltz [R] Republican FL 6 Yea
Rep. Gregory Steube [R] Republican FL 17 Yea
Rep. Lucy McBath [D] Democrat GA 7 Nay
Rep. Russ Fulcher [R] Republican ID 1 Yea
Rep. Chuy García Democrat IL 4 Nay
Rep. Sean Casten [D] Democrat IL 6 Nay
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D] Democrat IL 14 Nay
Rep. James Baird [R] Republican IN 4 Yea
Rep. Greg Pence [R] Republican IN 6 Yea
Rep. Sharice Davids [D] Democrat KS 3 Nay
Rep. Lori Trahan [D] Democrat MA 3 Nay
Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D] Democrat MA 7 Nay
Rep. David Trone [D] Democrat MD 6 Nay
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D] Democrat MI 7 Nay
Rep. Haley Stevens [D] Democrat MI 11 Nay
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D] Democrat MI 12 Nay
Rep. Angie Craig [D] Democrat MN 2 Yea
Rep. Dean Phillips [D] Democrat MN 3 Not Voting
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D] Democrat MN 5 Nay
Rep. Pete Stauber [R] Republican MN 8 Yea
Rep. Michael Guest [R] Republican MS 3 Yea
Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R] Republican ND 0 Yea
Rep. Chris Pappas [D] Democrat NH 1 Yea
Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R] Republican NJ 2 Yea
Rep. Andy Kim [D] Democrat NJ 3 Nay
Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D] Democrat NJ 11 Nay
Rep. Susie Lee [D] Democrat NV 3 Yea
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D] Democrat NY 14 Nay
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D] Democrat PA 4 Nay
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D] Democrat PA 6 Nay
Rep. Daniel Meuser [R] Republican PA 9 Yea
Rep. John Joyce [R] Republican PA 13 Yea
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R] Republican PA 14 Yea
Rep. William Timmons [R] Republican SC 4 Yea
Rep. Dusty Johnson [R] Republican SD 0 Yea
Rep. Tim Burchett [R] Republican TN 2 Yea
Rep. John W. Rose [R] Republican TN 6 Yea
Rep. Mark E. Green [R] Republican TN 7 Yea
Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R] Republican TX 2 Yea
Rep. Lance Gooden [R] Republican TX 5 Yea
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D] Democrat TX 7 Nay
Rep. Veronica Escobar [D] Democrat TX 16 Nay
Rep. Chip Roy [R] Republican TX 21 Yea
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D] Democrat TX 29 Nay
Rep. Colin Allred [D] Democrat TX 32 Nay
Rep. Ben Cline [R] Republican VA 6 Yea
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D] Democrat VA 7 Present
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D] Democrat VA 10 Nay
Rep. Kim Schrier [D] Democrat WA 8 Yea
Rep. Bryan Steil [R] Republican WI 1 Yea
Rep. Carol Miller [R] Republican WV 1 Yea
Rep. Jared Golden [D] Democrat ME 2 Yea
Rep. Dan Bishop [R] Republican NC 8 Yea
Rep. Gregory Murphy [R] Republican NC 3 Yea
Rep. Thomas Tiffany [R] Republican WI 7 Yea
Rep. Mike Garcia [R] Republican CA 27 Yea
Rep. Jerry Carl [R] Republican AL 1 Yea
Rep. Barry Moore [R] Republican AL 2 Yea
Rep. Jay Obernolte [R] Republican CA 23 Yea
Rep. Young Kim [R] Republican CA 40 Yea
Rep. Michelle Steel [R] Republican CA 45 Yea
Rep. Sara Jacobs [D] Democrat CA 51 Nay
Rep. Lauren Boebert [R] Republican CO 3 Yea
Rep. Katherine Cammack [R] Republican FL 3 Yea
Rep. Scott Franklin [R] Republican FL 18 Yea
Rep. Byron Donalds [R] Republican FL 19 Yea
Rep. Carlos Gimenez [R] Republican FL 28 Yea
Rep. Maria Salazar [R] Republican FL 27 Yea
Rep. Nikema Williams [D] Democrat GA 5 Nay
Rep. Andrew Clyde [R] Republican GA 9 Yea
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene [R] Republican GA 14 Yea
Rep. Ashley Hinson [R] Republican IA 2 Yea
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks [R] Republican IA 1 Yea
Rep. Randy Feenstra [R] Republican IA 4 Yea
Rep. Mary Miller [R] Republican IL 15 Yea
Rep. Frank Mrvan [D] Democrat IN 1 Nay
Rep. Victoria Spartz [R] Republican IN 5 Yea
Rep. Tracey Mann [R] Republican KS 1 Yea
Rep. Jacob LaTurner [R] Republican KS 2 Yea
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D] Democrat MA 4 Nay
Rep. Lisa McClain [R] Republican MI 9 Yea
Rep. Michelle Fischbach [R] Republican MN 7 Yea
Rep. Cori Bush [D] Democrat MO 1 Nay
Rep. Matthew Rosendale [R] Republican MT 2 Yea
Rep. Deborah Ross [D] Democrat NC 2 Nay
Rep. Kathy Manning [D] Democrat NC 6 Yea
Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D] Democrat NM 3 Nay
Rep. Andrew Garbarino [R] Republican NY 2 Yea
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis [R] Republican NY 11 Yea
Rep. Ritchie Torres [D] Democrat NY 15 Yea
Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D] Democrat NY 16 Nay
Rep. Stephanie Bice [R] Republican OK 5 Yea
Rep. Cliff Bentz [R] Republican OR 2 Yea
Rep. Nancy Mace [R] Republican SC 1 Yea
Rep. Diana Harshbarger [R] Republican TN 1 Yea
Rep. Patrick Fallon [R] Republican TX 4 Yea
Rep. August Pfluger [R] Republican TX 11 Yea
Rep. Ronny Jackson [R] Republican TX 13 Yea
Rep. Troy Nehls [R] Republican TX 22 Yea
Rep. Ernest Gonzales [R] Republican TX 23 Yea
Rep. Beth Van Duyne [R] Republican TX 24 Yea
Rep. Blake Moore [R] Republican UT 1 Yea
Rep. Clarence Owens [R] Republican UT 4 Yea
Rep. Robert Good [R] Republican VA 5 Yea
Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D] Democrat WA 10 Nay
Rep. Scott Fitzgerald [R] Republican WI 5 Yea
Rep. Julia Letlow [R] Republican LA 5 Yea
Rep. Troy Carter [D] Democrat LA 2 Nay
Rep. Melanie Stansbury [D] Democrat NM 1 Nay
Rep. Jake Ellzey [R] Republican TX 6 Yea
Rep. Shontel Brown [D] Democrat OH 11 Nay
Rep. Mike Carey [R] Republican OH 15 Yea
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick [D] Democrat FL 20 Nay
Rep. Mike Flood [R] Republican NE 1 Yea
Rep. Brad Finstad [R] Republican MN 1 Yea
Rep. Mary Peltola [D] Democrat AK 0 Nay
Rep. Patrick Ryan [D] Democrat NY 18 Yea
Rep. Rudy Yakym [R] Republican IN 2 Yea
Rep. Dale Strong [R] Republican AL 5 Yea
Rep. Eli Crane [R] Republican AZ 2 Yea
Rep. Juan Ciscomani [R] Republican AZ 6 Yea
Rep. Kevin Kiley [R] Republican CA 3 Yea
Rep. John Duarte [R] Republican CA 13 Nay
Rep. Kevin Mullin [D] Democrat CA 15 Nay
Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove [D] Democrat CA 37 Nay
Rep. Robert Julio Garcia [D] Democrat CA 42 Nay
Rep. Brittany Pettersen [D] Democrat CO 7 Nay
Rep. Yadira Caraveo [D] Democrat CO 8 Nay
Rep. Aaron Bean [R] Republican FL 4 Yea
Rep. Cory Mills [R] Republican FL 7 Yea
Rep. Maxwell Frost [D] Democrat FL 10 Nay
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna [R] Republican FL 13 Yea
Rep. Laurel Lee [R] Republican FL 15 Yea
Rep. Jared Moskowitz [D] Democrat FL 23 Yea
Rep. Rich McCormick [R] Republican GA 6 Yea
Rep. Mike Collins [R] Republican GA 10 Yea
Rep. Jill Tokuda [D] Democrat HI 2 Nay
Rep. Zachary (Zach) Nunn [R] Republican IA 3 Yea
Rep. Jonathan Jackson [D] Democrat IL 1 Nay
Rep. Delia Ramirez [D] Democrat IL 3 Nay
Rep. Nicole (Nikki) Budzinski [D] Democrat IL 13 Nay
Rep. Eric Sorensen [D] Democrat IL 17 Nay
Rep. Erin Houchin [R] Republican IN 9 Yea
Rep. Morgan McGarvey [D] Democrat KY 3 Nay
Rep. Glenn Ivey [D] Democrat MD 4 Nay
Rep. Hillary Scholten [D] Democrat MI 3 Nay
Rep. John James [R] Republican MI 10 Yea
Rep. Shri Thanedar [D] Democrat MI 13 Nay
Rep. Mark Alford [R] Republican MO 4 Yea
Rep. Eric Burlison [R] Republican MO 7 Yea
Rep. Mike Ezell [R] Republican MS 4 Yea
Rep. Donald Davis [D] Democrat NC 1 Yea
Rep. Valerie Foushee [D] Democrat NC 4 Nay
Rep. Charles (Chuck) Edwards [R] Republican NC 11 Yea
Rep. Wiley Nickel [D] Democrat NC 13 Yea
Rep. Jeffrey Jackson [D] Democrat NC 14 Nay
Rep. Thomas Kean [R] Republican NJ 7 Yea
Rep. Robert Jacobsen Menendez [D] Democrat NJ 8 Nay
Rep. Gabriel (Gabe) Vasquez [D] Democrat NM 2 Nay
Rep. Nicolas LaLota [R] Republican NY 1 Yea
Rep. George Santos [R] Republican NY 3 Yea
Rep. Anthony D’Esposito [R] Republican NY 4 Not Voting
Rep. Dan Goldman [D] Democrat NY 10 Yea
Rep. Michael Lawler [R] Republican NY 17 Yea
Rep. Marcus Molinaro [R] Republican NY 19 Yea
Rep. Brandon Williams [R] Republican NY 22 Yea
Rep. Nicholas Langworthy [R] Republican NY 23 Yea
Rep. Greg Landsman [D] Democrat OH 1 Yea
Rep. Max Miller [R] Republican OH 7 Yea
Rep. Emilia Sykes [D] Democrat OH 13 Nay
Rep. Josh Brecheen [R] Republican OK 2 Yea
Rep. Valerie Hoyle [D] Democrat OR 4 Nay
Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer [R] Republican OR 5 Yea
Rep. Andrea Salinas [D] Democrat OR 6 Nay
Rep. Summer Lee [D] Democrat PA 12 Nay
Rep. Chris Deluzio [D] Democrat PA 17 Nay
Rep. Seth Magaziner [D] Democrat RI 2 Nay
Rep. Russell Fry [R] Republican SC 7 Yea
Rep. Andrew Ogles [R] Republican TN 5 Yea
Rep. Nathaniel Moran [R] Republican TX 1 Yea
Rep. Keith Self [R] Republican TX 3 Yea
Rep. Morgan Luttrell [R] Republican TX 8 Yea
Rep. Monica De La Cruz [R] Republican TX 15 Yea
Rep. Jasmine Crockett [D] Democrat TX 30 Nay
Rep. Gregorio Casar [D] Democrat TX 35 Nay
Rep. Wesley Hunt [R] Republican TX 38 Yea
Rep. Jennifer Kiggans [R] Republican VA 2 Not Voting
Rep. Becca Balint [D] Democrat VT 0 Nay
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez [D] Democrat WA 3 Yea
Rep. Derrick Van Orden [R] Republican WI 3 Yea
Rep. Harriet Hageman [R] Republican WY 0 Yea
Rep. Jennifer McClellan [D] Democrat VA 4 Nay

HT | Truth Press

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AP’s Political Indoctrination (Population Control) in AP Human Geography

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 19:00 +0000

From Caroline: “Some context to this: I was not homeschooled, private, or classically schooled. I was a public school AP student. I got a 5 on the AP Human exam. My lowest AP exam scores were 4’s. I was all in on this system, and I navigated it very well. I came across this because of tutoring…


Here is the enlarged image.



More from Caroline.

I’m not objecting as an outsider, but as a student who took these classes and did very well in them. I’m not a disgruntled AP failure trying to get revenge years later. I’m a student who, by the grace of God, has come to realize how incorrect and influential College Board is.






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Memes on Wednesday

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 17:30 +0000

They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  And I do apologize for skipping Monday – the entire weekend was crazy with scheduled things, and there was no time.  (Even with basically “pure memes” doing these does take precious time.)  But I’m back at it!

And yes, there will be a Friday Edition.  Last week’s Friday Edition.

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

  1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought
  2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes
  3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter (and Part II and Part III and Part IV) can often be hidden inside humor.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.


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










I think there’s a fine balance here.  We’ve clearly gone too far.











And more “stuff”.

























Supposedly there actually is a growing market for unJabbed sperm.  Except… if the woman has had several shots, I think it’s landing on barren soil.



For all those saying the Israelis are immune… not so much.  (And a close personal friend over there has said the number of people who are “dying suddenly” is quite worrying.





The science was settled.








Truth.  There’s that poem:

“A hundred years from now it will not matter | The Foundation for a Better Life (



I think the units / measurements are missing or just off.  But… that’s one heck of a building for a concentration camp.




Pick of the post:



Prep.  Get ready as best you can.  Going to try and wrap up the Survival Sunday post that’s been slow-cooking on the backburner.




Palate Cleansers:





Come back Friday for another edition.  Same Meme Time.  Same Meme channel.





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CDC Expands Pathogen Surveillance …

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 16:00 +0000

If you want to keep disease out of your country or to keep track of it when it arrives, then checking the health of those arriving at the door to your country makes sense, especially from places where unpleasant transmissible diseases are common.

We don’t do that.

Biden’s open border has allowed millions of illegal entrants into America with little if any, surveillance or screening. They are then bussed or flown to cities and towns in the interior and released into the wilds of modern America. Even during the height of COVID pandemic fear, the idea of testing and isolating anyone was sold as racist, nativist, or xenophobic. Be it COVID or any number of third-world plagues (aside from the invaders themselves) that we’d eradicated from sea to rising sea.

There is no concern for the risks to citizens and non-citizens alike, but the CDC has decided to increase surveillance for respiratory illness in airports. I assume this is for show. Look, we’re doing something!


“The expansion of the Traveler-based Genomic Surveillance program to flu, RSV, and other pathogens is essential as we head into fall respiratory season. The TGS program, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic, acted as an early warning system to detect new and rare variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and will do the same for other respiratory viruses going forward,” said Dr. Cindy Friedman, chief of the CDC’s Travelers’ Health Branch, in the statement. …

The CDC’s program has “enrolled” more than 360,000 air travelers since it was implemented in late 2021, the agency said, adding that it is both “voluntary and anonymous.” It covers flights from more than 135 countries around the world.


The government is collecting the genomic profiles of foreigners to look for flu viruses that statistically represent a low threat level but allow millions of people in unchecked – to the best of our knowledge – with any number of more dangerous diseases.

Are they watching to see where the next engineered respiratory virus arrives from so they can plan how they will deny it was engineered or originated in Nation X?

It seems more likely, given the situation.

And this is not about public health and safety.



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Something New in Canada, Thanks to Vaccine Fighter Dr. Mark Trozzi

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 14:30 +0000

A few days ago, I attended the Children’s Health Defense conference in Savannah, Georgia. A doctor sitting at my table said that the only relationship between a patient and doctor should be a direct one with no “employer” and no Third Party. As we all know, there are many heavy-handed Third Parties now.

I would include insurance companies, legislators who decide which medical care gets funded, the states’ disciplinary boards, and their Big Daddy, the AMA.

In Canada, Dr. Mark Trozzi, an outspoken Emergency Room physician, has just given the doctor-patient relationship a huge boost. He endured, on November 1, 2023, a decision by his professional board, which I will print below.

During the so-called pandemic, the wheat got separated from the chaff. We found out who the good doctors are, the ones who can use their own brains and refuse to follow bad orders. I’ll name just 5: McCullough in the US, Borody in Australia, Bhakdi in Germany, Coleman in the UK, and Trozzi in Canada. Possibly hundreds of good clinicians have had their licenses revoked. On Nov 10, 2023, Canada will make up its mind to revoke or not revoke Dr. Trozzi’s right to practice medicine.

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Meanwhile, the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal [beware “tribunals” – they are not the government, and they are not courts] has ruled that Trozzi is GUILTY OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT and dishonorable conduct.

Good! Great! This Ontario group has clarified its own incompetence and/or malfeasance by making that “finding.” As a result, folks in Canada can now face up to the issue of the LEGITIMACY of such bodies. As the Ontario body is clearly siding with the baddies who are injuring everybody’s health and being blatantly dishonest, it is only logical to say that it lacks legitimacy. Eh?

Wait! Aren’t we supposed to sort through the history of how the organization was formed, what each doctor agreed to upon joining, what court rulings have been made, etc? Sure. It’s good practice to do that. But it won’t yield what we need — because all such legal papers had in them an overall assumption that all participants were morally normal and also were accountable.

In reality, there are now many people in our midst who are not morally normal. You can’t depend on them to be honest or humane or inspired by high principles — don’t waste your time wishing they were. In reality, they are part of a plan to bring an end to society as we know it.

I believe that the November 1, 2023 decision, shown below, about Mark Trozzi – as summarized by his Toronto attorney, Michael Alexander – is “just plain beautiful.” We couldn’t have asked for a better overview of the illegitimacy of the Ontario Tribunal.

I personally am not a doctor, but am the widow of one, and can relate to this whole disaster of “backroom authority.” I am in the law field and see it all the time with regard to the American Bar Association (ABA). In fact, I see much of Congress’s output as coming from a backroom – an unidentified and unacknowledged backroom. I am sick of it. Our brains are capable of seeing through these tricks.

Yay for Dr Mark Trozzi! Yay for all the Covid resistors! Yay for whistleblowers like Mike Yeadon and patent investigators like David E Martin. Yay, yay, yay!

Here’s the item, written by Michael Alexander, JD, who can be reached at


“The Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal has ruled that Dr. Mark Trozzi is guilty of professional misconduct and dishonourable conduct and is incompetent in the practice medicine for questioning the government’s Covid-19 narrative.

“He was also found guilty of professional misconduct and was deemed incompetent for writing medical exemptions for Covid-19 injections in support of a patient’s right to refuse coerced medical treatment under Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act and section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“In 2021, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [CPSO] established three Covid-19 restrictions through website statements — doctors were forbidden from:

(i) making any statements that discourage anyone from following Covid-19 public policies and recommendations;

(ii) prescribing alternative Health Canada approved medications for the treatment of Covid-19; and

(iii) writing medical exemptions for Covid-19 injections unless a patient had suffered a severe allergic reaction or developed myocarditis after a first shot.

“Based on the restrictions relating to freedom of expression and medical exemptions, the College issued investigation orders against Dr. Trozzi in 2021.

“This eventually led to a five-day hearing in July of 2023, during which the College Tribunal focused its prosecution on Dr. Trozzi’s daily newsletter at, where he had supposedly caused harm by spreading “misinformation” about Covid-19 science. The College was particularly concerned with Dr. Trozzi’s view that neither Big Pharma nor Health Canada had done the due diligence required to prove the Covid-19 injections were safe and effective. [!!!!]

“The Tribunal concluded that his views were inflammatory, unprofessional, and worthy of censure. On November 10th, the Tribunal will hold a penalty hearing to determine whether to revoke the license of the 25-year ER veteran and former university professor.”

Michael Alexander adds:

“The Tribunal did not address our argument that the College lacked the authority to investigate and prosecute Dr. Trozzi since its Covid-19 restrictions were merely recommendations rather than binding rules or regulations, even though we cited the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal in support of our position.

“The Tribunal totally ignored our cross-examination of the College’s expert witnesses, which makes the entire decision a complete travesty.

“On cross, the College’s main expert witness on Covid science, Dr. Andrew Gardam, admitted that he had never responded to the 41-page expert report provided by Dr. Trozzi in which he rebutted Gardam’s own 8-page expert report with 29 scientific citations. As a result, in closing submissions, we argued that Dr. Trozzi was unrefuted on Covid science; yet, the Tribunal made no mention of this fact.”

“The Tribunal also paid no attention to the fact that the Supreme Court recognized an expansive right to freedom of expression as an inherent feature of parliamentary government as early as 1939, which gives the right a higher status than it enjoys under the Charter. In matters of law, we will appeal the decision to the Divisional Court on the standard of correctness.”

Comments by Mary Maxwell

I wasn’t kidding about rejoicing. The scales are falling from our eyes. Cardiologist Dr Peter McCullough has been about as pointed as one can get, and is lecturing all over the place. There is a link below to his video:  FIRE IN THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE.

The debunkers cannot keep up with him. Retrieved by me today, Nov 6, 2023, is an report meant to “warn” you about Dr McCullough. It starts by saying that he quoted a CDC VAERS report incorrectly. He said that as of December 2022, the CDC counts the number of deaths occurring within a few days of taking the shot as 16,000.

No, says the debunker, CDC reports the December figure as 18,000.

(You can read that again.)

To AP’s credit, however, they do say that many of these are self-reports and do not prove that the vaccine actually caused the death. Still, we all know by now that the percentage of vax injuries that get reported is small. That percentage is probably rising now that people have figured out how to make a report to VAERS.

Note: Above, I forgot to add to my list of the “not morally normal” editors of medical journals and the teachers in medical schools who have UTTERLY ABANDONED SCIENCE. What kind of intimidation have they undergone to make them so afraid to speak truth? I don’t think bribery is the main factor. If anyone knows, please inform me at Thank you!


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Manchester Has a Republican Mayor!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 13:00 +0000

Republican Jay Ruais has won the Mayor’s race in Manchester, filling the seat vacated by Democrat Joyce Craig. He defeated Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh, Craig’s candidate of choice,  with only 6% turnout by a margin of about 480 votes. Cavanaugh has conceded the race.

Low turnout is not unusual for local or municipal elections when there are not state-wide or federal races, but low turnout has been a curse for Republicans in New Hampshire. Failure to get out the vote consistently costs them races where Democrats do a better job of getting their voters to the polls on election day.

Not in Manchester, and not on November 7th, 2023.


Jonathan Gerson, 38, a Manchester resident for 7 years, supported Ruais because “there’s some things that need to be done a lot better in the city.”

“He’s young. He’s likable. I think he’s going to be able to work well with different parties, with entities,” Gerson said. I think he will better coordinate and focus efforts on all the existing issues that we see — homelessness, housing prices.”

City officials said turnout at the polls was slow but steady throughout the day.

Patrick Cain, who owns the Mr. Mac restaurant with his sister and lives in Ward 1, said Manchester needs a change in supporting Ruais.

“We’ve got to have a change with all the issues going around, the crime rate and the homeless,” he said.


Manchester is a mess after six years of Democrat Joyce Craig. Ruais has a huge opportunity to make a difference before the November elections, which, if successful, could help candidates for NH House and Senate races. And, of course, the city and the people of Manchester.

Congratulations, Jay, and good luck. And, of course, we’ll all be watching.


HT | Union Leader

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“The Storm Before the Calm”

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 11:30 +0000

While at the Lake this summer, my 14-year-old grandson surreptitiously began reading the book his dad had asked me to read. After he finished the book, I asked him to write a summary to determine if he understood what he had read.

What follows is the summary of “The Storm Before the Calm,” a book every American should read in these troubled times to find peace of mind, he emailed me. 

“The Storm Before the Calm by George Freidman is a book about the current crisis in America and how it is related to past events. It also serves as a new and interesting look at American history. The main premise is that American history comes in two “cycles”: a socioeconomic one every fifty years and a governmental cycle every eighty.

The socioeconomic is self-explanatory, as the cycle involves social and economic systems changing, normally during a recession or depression. The governmental cycle shifts how the civic administration of the country works somewhat, and normally happens after a war (revolution-civil war, etc.).

Most recently, the two cycles are remarkably close together, culminating in the recent events we have seen. Now, it may seem that America is on the brink of collapse, but according to the author, the collision of the two cycles merely causes a very intense “pain” in the US.

The book claims that America has always survived these disasters at the end of cycles and becomes better as a result. With all the recent technological advancements and a new cycle on the horizon, there is hope for the future, is there not?” 



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Night Cap: Rattlesnake Logic

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 02:30 +0000

Sender WRITES: As long as we insist on maintaining the “moral high ground,” we will NEVER win the war on terrorism! We’re in a conflict in which we absolutely INSIST on playing by the rules – against a maniacal group who have NO rules!

Rattlesnake Logic in dealing with terrorists.

A Texan explained it:

Here in West Texas, I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us.

I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch.

I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop, and on the driveway.

In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder WHY a rattlesnake will bite me;

I know it WILL bite me because it’s a rattlesnake, and that’s what rattlesnakes do.

I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake or have a “meaningful dialogue” with it. I just kill it.

I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them.

I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me and (b) I already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.

I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time.

Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime, I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes.

Do I fear them? Not really. Do I respect what they can do to me and my family? Yes!

And because of that respect, I give them the fair justice they deserve. I kill them. As a country, we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists are telling the world their goal is to kill Americans and destroy our way of life.

They have posted graphic videos on the Internet showing them beheading Americans. They are serious. They are exactly like rattlesnakes. It is high time for us to start acting accordingly!

I love this country. It’s the damn government I’m afraid of! Why?

Look who’s new in the White House!

Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser.

Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Salam al-Marayati, Obama adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director.

Imam Mohamed Magid, Obama’s Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America.

Eboo Patel, Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

This is flat-out scary! The foxes are now officially living in the hen house… Now, ask me why I am very concerned! Do you feel OK with this? How can this happen? – and when will we wake up?

We are quiet while our country is being drastically changed!

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The Democrat Party in One Word: Anti-Human

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-11-08 01:00 +0000

First, let’s give credit where credit is due. Ian Price, writing at the Daily Skeptic– in a piece about Elon Musk’s comments on the environmental death cult – has concentrated, in one hyphenated word, encapsulated the essence of the Democrat Party.


The Democrat party and their ideological offspring are guilty of the greatest hate crime of all – if you even think there is such a thing – they hate people. Reducing our numbers pleases them. From abortion to Medical suicide, experimental drugs, and life-ending protocols. Wars, conflicts, and mob justice. An anti-violence agenda begets exponentially more victims of violence, with cultural and social narratives that create division and strife (encouraging us to harm each other) and energy policies that put vulnerable people at risk.

They drug and mutilate children, knowing it could lead to increased suicidal ideation or death.

They are anti-human. And so we are clear, the Party is anti-human, as are the leaders who advance its agenda. Individual Democrats may not be anything of the sort, but we can’t ignore that by voting for Democrats, they enable these outcomes and should pay closer attention. Being a Democrat is no shield should you dare to challenge the approved orthodoxy. Excommunication is likely, but the Democrat party has killed Democrats to keep them from undermining their accumulation of power and pursuit of a one-party state.

And while the FBI will cover it up, that’s no consolation to the abruptly deceased or loved ones with questions.

Mainstreaming Death

The Democrats have always leaned toward death and not just abortion. Their Environmental extremists have been riding the depopulation hobby horse for years. A narrative that has infected the mainstream progressive party structure.

Price frames it thusly,


Moreover, the “death cult” that Musk describes is not compartmentalised within the environmental movement since it also pervades other dimensions of what are sometimes referred to as the ‘culture wars’. It is Musk’s death cult that arguably explains the war on women as a reproductive life force for humanity. It is, in my view, for this reason that we see coffee-chain adverts celebrating transitioning girls with mastectomy scars; it is why women can get arrested for praying for the lives of unborn children outside abortion clinics. It explains the antipathy towards economic growth and nuclear power. It also explains the dehumanisation of victims of the Hamas terror attacks who are regarded widely by the New Left as an inevitable and welcome outcome of decolonisation.


I am hard-pressed to identify any aspect of the Democrat Party agenda that does not inevitably put people’s lives at increased risk, from Welfare to public health and safety to energy and national security. Even their transportation priorities (electric vehicles, for example) create an increasing risk of loss of life or quality of life.

Welfare is not propping or giving people a hand up. It is trapping them in perpetual or generational poverty. Public education churns out illiterate cogs who can barely do math. And every effort to free people from these chains is deemed anti-government with the increased odds of a 5 a.m. visit from men in tactical gear to talk to you about the misinformation you’ve been peddling.

Democrats are anti-parent, anti-prosperity, anti-opportunity, anti-liberty, anti-human.

That’s the approach, but can we stick the landing?



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COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Not a Free Market Victory

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 23:30 +0000

In light of Nobel Prizes being given to two researchers of mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations, beltway establishments like that of the Cato Institute have lauded praises onto the decision. To Cato, as evidenced by a blog post by Ian Vásquez, the production of these vaccines was a “victory of globalization!”

Whilst it certainly required a vast scale of global resources and networking, it was hardly what one could consider a free market victory. The development of these vaccines was done so by plundered resources, granted legal immunity, and captured market positions.

One aspect lost by the English Cato blog is that of Vásquez’s defense, or rather the lack thereof, of the funding of this research. Rather than discuss where the funding for research in COVID-19 vaccinations truly came from, he attempts to paint it as if it were purely a market phenomenon! In the Spanish edition of the blog, Vásquez adds two additional short paragraphs:

Global capital markets provided the necessary financing to these companies. Moderna was founded last decade as a private company with $40 million in venture capital funding; It then raised US$2.7 billion, then went public in 2018.

BioNTech raised hundreds of millions of dollars through global private stock listings before going public. As a giant multinational corporation, Pfizer was able to fund the $2 billion in testing, production and distribution of the vaccine out of its own pocket.

This portrayal is almost meant to paint the funding of this venture as mostly, if not all, by private capital. That ignores the massive stake that the government provided. Operation Warp Speed, as begun under Donald Trump, “invested” $12 billion in vaccine development; $2 billion was sent to Pfizer specifically, and over $4 billion to Moderna (the rest was distributed to other vaccine companies). The US government then spent $30 billion purchasing vaccines from these companies, $25 billion of which went to Pfizer.

The production of these vaccines was not done by pure consumer demand but rather by the expropriation of taxpayer money. There are, of course, two avenues for this. Taxation is the most direct. The state extracted wealth from taxpayers, who are no longer able to spend their funds elsewhere.

This is similar to Frédéric Bastiat’s “unseen,” or as Per Bylund dubs it, “the unrealized.” Lines of production that may have been undertaken are halted by the expropriation of these people by taxation. Much the same can be said about inflation. Inflating away to pay for these vaccines results in the ever-dreaded Cantillon effect, as well as the devaluing of the general currency. Those receiving the newly created currency benefit first, meaning, of course, the vaccine companies.

But that need not be the only line of attack against so-called claims that Operation Warp Speed was some free market venture. They may laude the supposed deregulation given to companies and the cutting of red tape as some evidence that it is a free market result, yet that hardly seems to be the case. The deregulation was only temporary and for a select few contracted companies.

To a Rothbardian, a monopoly means only that of a government-granted right. Police are monopolies on law enforcement. The post office is a monopoly. The British East India Company was long a monopoly. However, one could very well make the case for the concept of a “captured market.” This could likely be defined as a market through which regulation is used to stifle competition. This is done through the lobbying of the political body for regulations that drive up compliance costs for their newer competitors.

These vaccine manufacturers were given the near-exclusive right to produce treatments. In fact, other treatments were actively barred or lobbied against by the government itself. One need only look at the condemnation of Ivermectin after its popularization by Joe Rogan. Legally, unless a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, patients are not allowed to use it. Potential treatments for COVID-19 may have gone undiscovered because of overregulation. This regulation was excused and fast-tracked only for these vaccine manufacturers. That’s hardly free market, is it?

Perhaps the most damning of them all to the “free market effort” argument is the legal immunity granted to vaccine manufacturers. Since the Reagan administration, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has existed to provide compensation to those injured by a vaccine on the childhood vaccine schedule. Rather than the traditional tort law system in which those injured would be able to bring lawsuits against the manufacturer, they are compensated out of a fund. This fund is paid for by a tax on each vaccine. Thus, so long as the vaccination is on the schedule, there is no reason for specific liability over possible damages of a vaccine. Thus, absent true common law liability, the vaccine manufacturers are incentivized to act recklessly and get their vaccines to be granted this legal immunity.

However, the COVID-19 vaccines have not met this designation yet. These vaccines were granted special legal immunity under the PREP Act. This special immunity is set to expire in 2024, leaving two avenues for the manufacturers: lobby for a further reinstatement of the PREP Act protections or have their treatment placed on the children’s vaccine schedule. Otherwise, they face liability for the danger of their product. The latter seems to be the approach of Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration, which has added the COVID-19 vaccine to the 2023 vaccine schedule recommendations. The whole operation reeks of cronyism.

Every step of the manufacturing process is a deadly reminder of cronyism. It is funded by the taxpayer through taxation or inflation, both of which rob the market of genuine human economic action. The privileges of this expropriation are then given to a chosen few, and even those who would offer true market goods are prevented from providing them. Finally, it is then protected from any semblance of error by the government. At every step, the cronyists, who can lobby the government by any means they wish, protect their bottom dollar at the true expense of the citizenry. These vaccines are not a “free market miracle” but rather another sad product of cronyism.

David Brady is a Catholic libertarian and economics and finance undergraduate student at Florida Southern College. He is a co-host of the “Econphonics” podcast and a Mises Apprentice.

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What if Trump’s Swing State Lead Over Biden Grows to More Votes Than The Democrats Can Steal?

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 22:00 +0000

Several of our contributors have made this case. Biden is done. It is his last dance. The DNC is going through the motions to nominate him before he ‘falls ill’ (or just falls) so they can anoint his replacement before the general election.

But the political world isn’t acting like that, and a recent poll has inspired a collective dirtying of progressive diapers.


Voters in battleground states said they trusted Donald J. Trump over President Biden on the economy, foreign policy and immigration, as Mr. Biden’s multiracial base shows signs of fraying.

President Biden is trailing Donald J. Trump in five of the six most important battleground states one year before the 2024 election, suffering from enormous doubts about his age and deep dissatisfaction over his handling of the economy and a host of other issues, new polls by The New York Times and Siena College have found.

The results show Mr. Biden losing to Mr. Trump, his likeliest Republican rival, by margins of four to 10 percentage points among registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden is ahead only in Wisconsin, by two percentage points, the poll found.


Across the increasingly fruitless plain, Biden looks bad, but not that bad. Several of the gaps are well within the Left’s ability to compensate. And while the peasants are restless about many things, they say the economy will define their choice. And while Donald Trump may trounce his GOP primary challengers, his numbers against a generic Democrat in a general election are not great, which is important.

We need to remember that the Democrat experts suggesting Biden needs to step back all answer to Barry Obama. This poll and their reactions are less about framing the likely loss by Biden and more about preparing the post-nomination battle space for Biden’s departure. Democrat primary voters don’t choose the nominee; delegates and super-delegates do that. The system is fixed to ensure the Party Bosses get who they want -just ask Bernie Sanders.

Biden will be the nominee at the convention, but he will not be the general election candidate, and everything from now until then is stagecraft.

We can debate who the producers of this political theater might be, but Barry Obama has to be on that list. So, the real question isn’t how well Biden is doing in swing states or what Democrats will do in the wake of Biden’s declining popularity. They’ve already decided. The question is, who they will announce to replace Nominee Biden and when.



HT | Ace

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Hakeem Jeffries, Stand Up And Shut Them Down

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 20:30 +0000

The Pro-Palestinian demonstrations or marches are growing in size and intensity. They are worldwide and in every major city in America. As the number of gatherings increases, the purpose and motivation of the participants become more confusing. Is their presence a show of support for Hamas or the Palestinians or a condemnation of Israel and the Jews?

The signs and banners are many, with messages like Let Gaza Live, End the Seige of Gaza, Free Palestine, Stop US-Funded Genocide, and Genocide Joe, We will vote you out. Over 450 organizations have endorsed the march, says the International People’s Assembly. In addition to an “immediate ceasefire,” the protesters are also calling for an end to US military aid to Israel and an end to the blockade on Gaza.

For the most part, these demonstrations have been peaceful, although I do not call the burning of American and Israeli flags peaceful. There are members of Congress who are stirring the anti-Israel rhetoric, and I find it hard to believe these people are representing the feelings of their constituents.

The Squad, primarily Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), have been tireless in their anti-Israel rants. Let’s call it what it is – antisemitic statements that are meant to rile their pro-Palestinian or even pro-Hamas followers. It is one thing to have differences in this country. Our government was designed to have the checks and balances of opposing views. But there are times and situations where there is not a lot of room for debate, and the beheading of children, raping of women, and burning people alive should not require a lot of discussion for people with morals to see the wrong.

But it is not only complicated but impossible to acknowledge these atrocities by Hamas for Omar and Tlaib. They still see Israel, which was attacked on October 7 and lost over one thousand innocents to this barbaric tribe, as the oppressor. They have no problem supporting a group with the mantra, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” That phrase has only one meaning, which is the obliteration of Israel and Jews. Tell me how these people are different from Adolph Hitler and his movement the world vowed would never happen again.

I have not been a fan of Hakeem Jeffries and do not understand his high status in the Democrat Party. He is the Minority Leader of the House, but other than his integral role in the harassment and impeachment of Donald Trump, I do not see his value to his Party. I watched him sit through the weeks of turmoil as the Republicans sought a compromise individual to replace Speaker McCarthy with this pompous Cheshire smirk on his face, obviously enjoying the opposition’s dysfunction. He can show leadership by getting these Squad members to tone down the rhetoric. If they want to be activists for Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim people who want to eradicate Israel, then they should resign their seats and join the ignorant college students protesting on campuses nationwide.

I am not talking about censorship or shutting down differences in opinion. What Omar and Tlaib are doing is anti-American and anti-Semitic, and will lead to violence and danger to Americans. These protests are getting more extensive and passionate, and it is just a matter of time before that passion turns to altercation. These two women are condoning atrocities and inciting violence. Is this not a situation in which a leader needs to rise and shut it down? Jeffries needs to turn the smirk into a scowl and get these women to understand their responsibilities to Congress, America, and, most importantly, their constituents. To sit back and do nothing, Jeffries is condoning and complicit in their words and actions.


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The Second Law of Politics

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 19:00 +0000

Over the weekend, I attended the Save the Children rally at the statehouse.  I made some brief remarks, which are approximated below.

The envelope I’m holding here is labeled with an X.  It identifies a government project, but we don’t know what it is.  It’s to help some group of people, but we don’t know who.  All we know is that it will be funded with a big pile of tax money.  Maybe maybe $10 million, or $100 million, or even more.

I have a couple of questions for you.

First, who thinks that this money will end up mostly in the hands of people who are good at getting their hands on tax money?

Second, who thinks that this money won’t end up helping the people it’s supposed to help, and may even end up hurting them?

See?  To know the answers to these questions, we don’t have to know what the project is, or who the people it’s supposed to help are, or how much money will be involved.

We all know what has to happen.

And we know why it has to happen that way.

If you’re spending tax money, it makes whatever you’re doing inherently political.

This means that the people who will end up spending the money will be the people who are the most motivated, the best organized, and often the least principled about spending other people’s money on their own agendas — whether they are politicians, or bureaucrats appointed by politicians, or just politically connected individuals.

Again, we don’t have to know the details to know that all of this is true.

But let’s open the envelope.

Oh, look — it turns out that X is the public school system. The people to be helped are 180,000 students. The amount to be spent is about $3.6 billion per year.

Does this change your mind?  In spite of what you just demonstrated that you know, do you want to believe that this will work out differently?

A lot of people do, and it’s why we’re in the situation we’re in.  It’s why we’re here today, at a rally to protect children from institutions that were originally set up to help them.

As the street artist Bansky noted, what all of us — including kids — really need is to be protected against all the measures that are taken to protect us.

We’re here because against all logic and experience, people continue to think that they can send their kids to inherently political institutions, and get non-political results — that they can avoid having things like CRT, DEI, mixed-sex sports and bathrooms, secret pronouns, and pornography in schools; and that they’ll actually get things like literacy, numeracy, and rationality.

Every few years, a competition is held.  Students from top engineering schools like MIT, Stanford, Purdue, Caltech, and so on, show up to look at something that seems to be a working perpetual motion machine.

They can’t touch it, or take it apart, but they can look at it from a distance, and make remote measurements.  And they’re supposed to figure out why it doesn’t actually work.

What these students know ahead of time is that it can’t actually work, because of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.  What they don’t know is why it isn’t really an example of perpetual motion.  They have to figure that out.

But there is no chance that it actually works.  No matter how much they’d like it to.  No matter how much the world would benefit if it did.

And in exactly the same way, there is no chance that tax-funded institutions won’t end up being run by people who will use them primarily to advance their political and personal agendas, often at the expense of the people they’re supposed to be helping.

No matter how much we’d like them to.  No matter how much the world would benefit if they did.

We might call this the Second Law of Politics.  And it applies to schools, as it does in every other area.

All of which is to say: If you want to protect your kids, stop sending them to inherently political institutions and hoping for non-political results.

And stop wasting your time, energy, money, and passion trying to ‘fix’ those institutions by using statutes and departmental regulations to ‘force’ them to act in ways that are simply contrary to their natures.

Because that’s the political equivalent of trying to build a perpetual motion machine.


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Slippery Meet Slope: When You are Worth More Dead Than Alive

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 17:30 +0000

The specter of the assisted-suicide-to-orga- donation pipeline has again raised its unethical head. A story out of Belgium has people lining up to take sides and ask questions after a 16-year-old girl approved for euthanasia had her organs tested and then harvested.


In an October commentary piece for Epoch Times, patient rights champion, author, and podcast host Wesley J. Smith wrote about several countries where “shortage of organs for transplantation is threatening to unleash immoral and unethical remedies,” as assisted suicide threatens to become a too-profitable source for organs. He mentioned the example of a 16-year-old Belgian girl who requested assisted suicide due to a brain tumor — and agreed to have her organs harvested. The teen spent 36 hours sedated and intubated in an ICU for the “examination” of her organs. After that she was euthanized, and her organs were harvested.


We’ve slipped down this slope before on these pages. Canada, also mentioned in the linked piece, has widened the net of situations where you can ask to die while making “living” that much more difficult. It’s as if they want people to ask to kill themselves.


Canada’s socialized healthcare system is notorious for its protracted wait times for even the most basic tests. I can’t imagine the lockdowns, which kept millions from planned visits, treatments, or surveillance exams, have helped matters. And then there is the rise in mental health suicides. In other words, the government has, well and good, mucked it up. You can’t get the treatment you want or need. This results in an increased number of people feeling trapped in mental or physical illness. (…)



And then, they ask them if they will donate their organs. In the case of the Belgian teen, Smith is reported as observing that,


First, this was a minor terrified of decline who stated that by donating organs, she believed she could do some good. But for that option, she might not have made that decision.

Second, as far as we know, the girl wasn’t provided suicide prevention services nor assured that palliative care could alleviate her symptoms.

Third, the lengthy sedation and intubation to which she was subjected weren’t for her benefit, but to allow her organs to be tested and find compatible recipients. In other words, at least in some sense, once the girl asked to donate her organs, her body parts became more important than her life.


It has been suggested – just a few hours north of me – that the economically disadvantaged should get access to MAiD. It is an idea that is trending among ethicists ot such a degree that we should expect Inigo Montoya to leap into the room and tell us that the word ethicist does not mean what they think it means.

Infamous bioethicist Peter Singer thinks people should be killed for their organs, which must have the organ harvesters at Planned Parenthood grinning from ear to ear. If it is dying anyway, let’s make something good come from it, and ironically, the two are not far apart morally. If the government can sanction aborting humans at any age for their organs, aborting babies late-term to harvest theirs can’t be an ethical dilemma.

Who among us cannot picture women getting paid to carry babies to be aborted in the third trimester for their organs?

Note to those who thought we were a bit over the top when we call pro-abortion progressives the party of death.


Smith explained that Singer and those who agree with him aim “unscientifically [to] redefine death from a biological state of nonbeing into a sociological status of lesser value, equivalent to ‘as good as dead.’” And where have we heard that before? From the Nazis who committed the Holocaust, having set themselves up as arbiters of which lives were valuable.


It is the slipperiest of slopes, especially when the State has the power to define your mental health and massage the circumstances until more of us fit into the assisted suicide box they’ve created so some campaign donor can profit from a new natural resource for the organ harvesting market.

Talk about a threat to vulnerable populations.

And I want to think this is a crazy conspiracy theory, but it is already happening, just not here.

Or should I say, not yet?


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"Numbers Don't Lie"

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2023-11-07 16:13 +0000
Alina Habba response to the Judge saying I’m not here to hear what he has to say: “Then why exactly am I being paid as an attorney and why exactly are taxpayers dollars being used in this court room. The... Tom Bowler
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We Should Learn a Lesson – Part I

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 16:00 +0000

We should learn a valuable lesson from a Democrat who recently learned a lesson. Long-time Dem billionaire does an about-face on Trump, admits the left has been blinded by TDS.

Democrat billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, who voted for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, admits that he now appreciates what former President Donald Trump accomplished during his time in the White House. “What those guys did was pretty incredible,” Palihapitiya noted.

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He also said that Trump Derangement Syndrome caused more damage than Trump ever did because it caused people to not see his good work. “So much of the work that happened in that administration turned out to have been right, and that is what is so frustrating for me.”

“The work on the border wall, we didn’t like the messenger, so, we killed the message. Turned out it was right,” Palihapitiya noted. “Issuing long-term debt to refinance when rates were at zero. We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. A structural peace deal in the Middle East. We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. When are we going to stop shooting ourselves in the foot? When are we going to actually take the time to look past who was saying things and actually listen to them word for word?”

The lesson for us is not just that Trump accomplished many good things. Many of us already knew that.<

A larger lesson is that the Message matters much more than the Messenger. Or to put it another way, Policy matters much more than Personality. We should campaign on the basis of Policies, not Personalities. Our policies are better than the Democrats’ – our policies produce better results for the people. We should work to persuade people to choose which policies will make their lives better and to then vote for the candidate who espouses the better policies. One Democrat changed his mind all on his own by thinking about policy. Imagine how many more Democrats would change their minds if we worked to persuade them to think about Policies, not Personalities. Part II will have more thoughts about campaign strategy emphasizing Policies, not Personalities.

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Election Fraud Investigations Against Democrats Underway in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-11-07 14:30 +0000

Election fraud is making headlines in three Democratic states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. In Connecticut, the situation took a dramatic turn as allegations of fraud led to a court-ordered new primary election.

Bridgeport Superior Court Judge William Clark decided to overturn the results of a Democratic mayoral primary due to claims of absentee ballot abuse. What prompted this decision? Well, it all began when a video surfaced online, seemingly showing a supporter of the incumbent Democrat Mayor Joe Ganim, stuffing stacks of papers into a ballot drop box.

Meanwhile, over in Massachusetts, a Democratic mayoral candidate is facing accusations of bribing residents to vote. City officials in Springfield claim they witnessed voters being brought to City Hall for early voting, with some expecting cash in return for voting for Democratic candidate Justin Hurst.

New Jersey has its share of election fraud cases as well. State Attorney General Matthew Platkin’s office announced state election fraud charges related to mail-in ballots and voter registrations in the 2020 and 2021 elections. Paterson City Council President Alex Mendez (D) faces additional charges in a 2020 election fraud case. Allegations suggest that Mendez’s campaign collected unsealed ballots, inspected them to determine if they were cast for him, and replaced those that weren’t. These replacement ballots allegedly came from voters’ mailboxes, painting a concerning picture of voter manipulation.

Mendez’s response to the charges has been one of defense, claiming that the accusations are unjust and only brought because previous charges weren’t progressing as expected.

Another Democratic candidate in New Jersey and a former candidate for Plainfield mayor in 2021, Dr. Henrilynn Ibezim, found himself charged with “election fraud and other crimes.” According to the state’s Attorney General, Ibezim instructed his associates to complete blank voter registration applications and deliver nearly 1,000 of them to a post office.

Dr. Henrilynn Ibezim has been charged with several crimes related to election fraud. These include:

  • Election fraud is a second-degree crime.
  • Criminal attempt to commit false registration or transfer, a third-degree crime.
  • Tampering with public records is a third-degree crime.
  • Forgery is a third-degree crime.
  • Hindering apprehension or prosecution, a third-degree crime.
  • Falsifying or tampering with records is a fourth-degree crime.

These charges stem from an Office of Public Integrity and Accountability’s (OPIA) Corruption Bureau investigation. Ibezim allegedly directed associates and campaign volunteers to complete blank voter registration applications based on forms with voter information he provided to the group. He then allegedly brought a large white garbage bag filled with nearly 1,000 of these fake voter registration applications to the post office to mail to the Union County Commissioner of Registration.

The investigation into Dr. Henrilynn Ibezim’s alleged election fraud and other related crimes fits into the larger context of election fraud in New Jersey in several ways:

  • The election fraud cases in New Jersey, including those involving mail-in voting, are relatively rare and often easy to detect. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Paterson scandal, which involved allegations of mail-in voting fraud, was not the norm but rather an exception.
  • The investigation into Ibezim’s alleged crimes is part of a broader effort to uphold the integrity of the democratic process in New Jersey. The Attorney General’s office has proactively addressed these allegations, as seen in the case of Alex Mendez and other politicians.
  • The allegations of election fraud in New Jersey have been a topic of national discussion, with President Donald Trump using the Paterson scandal to argue against mail-in voting. This has highlighted the importance of maintaining the integrity of the voting process.
  • The election fraud cases in New Jersey, including those involving mail-in voting, have shown that even when such incidents occur, they are typically easy to detect and prosecute. This suggests that while the threat of election fraud exists, the safeguards in place to prevent it are effective.
  • The allegations of election fraud in New Jersey have also highlighted the importance of voter registration and the process of voting. In the case of Ibezim, the alleged crime involved submitting voter registration applications for people who were not eligible to vote.

The incident involving absentee ballot abuse in Connecticut is an unusual case specific to Bridgeport, a working-class city known for its history of voting irregularities. This activity is often called “ballot harvesting,” where campaign workers or volunteers visit potential voters, encourage them to fill out absentee ballots, and then collect and submit them on their behalf. However, this kind of collection effort is banned in Connecticut, raising concerns about the integrity of the election process.

To provide some context, these election-related criminal cases aren’t isolated incidents. There have been at least three such cases nationwide, with two involving this year’s elections and two related to prior elections. As for the future, a new primary date is yet to be set in Connecticut. Judge Clark has given lawyers a 10-day window to work with city and state election officials to determine a potential date for the new election.

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