The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

Near Bankrupt BLM is (B)leeding (L)ots of (M)oney (Into the Pockets of Board Members)

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 18:00 +0000

The left built a movement on top of George Floyd’s dead body, then terrorized a nation to fund it. That worked. A handful of people became very wealthy. Democrat campaigns got flush with cash in an election year. And many black people discovered their lives didn’t matter to BLM.

All in the name of a career criminal who overdosed and died in police custody. That’s not the fairy tale we were told. It didn’t check any boxes on the left’s bucket list. Burning minority neighborhoods, local insurrections, illegal seizure and theft of property, arson, assault, rape, and murder, were all checked. And the Democrats who supported or aided and abetted the lawlessness tripped over themselves to defund local police in its name.

Crime skyrocketed in minority neighborhoods while local BLM chapters were still milking Floyd’s corpse. Or, more correctly, the mythology with which they’ve surrounded it, but global BLM has fallen off a financial cliff.


Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation ran an $8.5 million deficit and saw the value of its investment accounts plummet by nearly $10 million in the most recent tax year, financial disclosures show. The group logged a $961,000 loss on a securities sale of $172,000, suggesting the charity weathered a staggering 85 percent loss on the transaction. These troubles didn’t stop BLM from doling out seven-figure contracts to friends and family of its former executive director Patrisse Cullors, who once said charity financial disclosures were “triggering” and “deeply unsafe.”


The Cullors family has been treating BLM the way the Bidens treat everything. Milk it for cash.


BLM spent about $12 million of those funds on luxury homes in Los Angeles and Toronto. [and] … dropped more than $10.5 million on contractors, much of which went to companies linked to Cullors’s friends and family.

Cullors’s brother, Paul Cullors, made out especially well. A graffiti artist with no prior experience as a bodyguard, Paul Cullors and his two companies raked in $1.6 million, providing “professional security services” for Black Lives Matter in 2022. Paul Cullors was also one of BLM’s only two paid employees during the year, collecting a $126,000 salary as “head of security” on top of his consulting fees.

Black Lives Matter disclosed last May it had paid Paul Cullors a comparatively meager $841,000 to protect the charity’s swanky $6 million Los Angeles mansion in its 2021 tax year, which Patrisse Cullors used to film herself baking peach cobblers. The charity told the Associated Press it could not entrust its security to the former police officers that staff typical private protection firms.

  • Cullors hand-picked replacement Shalomyah Bowers (Cullors had to scoot over accusations of financial impropriety), collected “$1.7 million for management and consulting services” in the 2022 filing.
  • The sister of former Black Lives Matter board member Raymond Howard brought in a seven-figure consulting fee as well.
  • BLM paid Danielle Edwards’s firm, New Impact Partners, $1.1 million for consulting services in 2022.
  • Black Lives Matter also agreed to pay an additional $600,000 to an unidentified former board member’s consulting firm “in connection with a contract dispute.
  •  Paul Cullors (Patrice’s brother) “raked in $1.6 million providing “professional security services” for Black Lives Matter in 2022, “including $841,000 to protect the charity’s swanky $6 million Los Angeles mansion.”


Black Lives Matter Grassroots has sued their Black Money Laundering “parent” for dragging BLM,


“…into multiple investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and various state attorney generals,” the lawsuit stated. “Instead of using the donations for its intended purposes, Mr. Bowers diverted these donations to his own coffers and intentionally took calculated steps to prevent those same resources from being used by BLM for on-the-ground movement work.”


So, you are saying that a few people used the black community to enrich themselves beyond their wildest dreams? That’s the Democrat party, and you keep voting for them. As for resolution or closure or whatever you seek, Patrice, Shalomyah, Paul, Danielle, Raymond, and whoever else belongs on that list lives somewhere. They work somewhere.

This sounds like something you could resolve with a few peaceful protests.



HT | The Gateway Pundit

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The DeSantis Announcement … The NHGOP-Establishment Show AGAIN That They Know Nothing

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 16:30 +0000

If the GOP nominee for President of the United States runs the same campaign in 2024 as 2020 … he or she is going to LOSE … BIGLY. And that is true whether the nominee is Trump, DeSantis or some establishment-lackey like Haley or Scott.

Ron DeSantis took a risk yesterday. Instead of appearing before a room of hand-picked supporters someplace in Florida … or Iowa or New Hampshire … to announce his candidacy, he did something different. He announced on Twitter.

Undeniably, there were some major technical glitches. But to his credit, DeSantis realizes that if you run the same obsolescent campaign in 2024 as in 2020 the result will be the same as 2020, the Communists … oh! I’m so sorry! Democrats … win.

In New Hampshire, the “insiders,” the “operatives,” the “strategists” … that is THE LOSERS WHO STILL THINK LIKE IT’S THE 1980s … are shaking their heads in disapproval. For example:

The reality:

And here’s one of the NHGOP’s “veteran politicos” … whose thinking is likely mired in the 1960s rather than the 1980s … scolding DeSantis for not allowing the Regime-media to filter his announcement:

“You get very few moments in a presidential campaign when you can really control the narrative if only for a day or news cycle,” Rath said. “We follow this stuff so closely that we forget the real world is only starting to pay attention.”

And, Rath added, “I’m not sure I could name the last thing the DeSantis team did right, either tactically or in its execution. The last couple of days for the DeSantis campaign, while not fatal, are at best a badly missed opportunity. The candidate and the campaign need to do a lot better.”

Yeah … right … absolutely. DeSantis should have trusted ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC etc. to provide fair coverage of his launch. The only bigger idiot than this “veteran politico” are the idiots who think he has any relevance.

Dear NHGOP, keep listening to the “insiders,” the “operatives,” the “strategists” and you will keep LOSING. It’s that simple.


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When the AG’s Office Overlooks Inquiries Regarding Public Integrity

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 15:00 +0000

Dear Governor Sununu and AG John Formella, the Office of Public Integrity, and Merrimack County DA Paul Halvorsen. I believe you all recall the findings of the FRM Ponzi Scheme Report referencing the failures of the AG’s office under Michael Delaney as well as a reference to a Ponzi scheme that was ignored.

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I would have hoped that 13 years later, complaints wouldn’t go ignored, records wouldn’t be deleted, and that members of the public who take the time to bring up very real concerns don’t get shuffled around, ignored, or stonewalled. We don’t bring these issues to your attention without good reason.

The AG’s office also missed its chance to uncover the slush fund. While glossed over in its report, it was front and center in Attorney General Michael Delaney’s own testimony to the panel.“The Department of Justice made serious mistakes in handling the FRM matter. We missed opportunities to expose fraud,” he said. When questioned, Head said that the closest the office came to unraveling the fraud was after Christopher Carter contacted the agency — twice. Both Head and Delaney implied that the first Carter contact was a cold call to “the investigator of the day,” one of 30 or so he had to field, though Delaney did acknowledge that Carter was well known to the department, a former assistant attorney general who previously prosecuted homicides.

This was accurate as far as it goes. Carter told NHBR, but it is not the complete story. First, both Head and Delaney failed to mention that Carter was a senior assistant attorney general — the same title Head holds now. And before he prosecuted homicides, he prosecuted white-collar crimes.“I worked for these guys for years. I was down the hall from them. They know what I did,” Carter said. Second, Carter said that while he doesn’t remember many details of the conversation, he said he told them about a slush fund, and it would be clear in a state Supreme Court brief he had filed on behalf of a client.

Whose authority? In the beginning, however, the focus was on the Securities Bureau. After all, it was Securities that fielded the first complaint — a complaint that actually used the phrase “Ponzi scheme” — though that complaint came when Hildreth was director of the bureau.

I believe you are also aware that Michael Delaney has withdrawn his application to the First Circuit Court of Appeals and that some reports have referenced his belonging to an insider’s club. The same club that existed in 2010 when the FRM Ponzi scheme happened. The same club that was referenced in a Washington Post article about Chuck Douglas’ divorce from Caroline Douglas in 1999. The judge in their divorce resigned in 2007 over financial fraud.

I raised concerns in 2020 with the LEACT Commission regarding Police Detective Julie Curtin. I raised concerns with the AG’s Office of Public Integrity and DA Paul Halvorsen’s office regarding Prosecutor Catherine Ruffle’s being informed of witness tampering in the criminal trial of NH v Owen Labrie of state witnesses by Michael Delaney – documented in State Witness Chessy Prout’s statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee in February 2023.

You are also aware that Rule 3.8 of the Prosecutor’s Code of Conduct obliges a prosecutor to refrain from making ex parte comments either directly or via an accomplice which might prejudice judicial outcome. Yet, a document authored by Amanda Grady Sexton and Steven J Kelly, the lead attorney in Prout/Doe v St Paul’s School and Rapuano & Does v Dartmouth College (both filed with Chuck Douglas as local counsel) demonstrates Amanda Grady Sexton’s work with police and prosecutors to create, control and shape the message in pretrial publicity, working with the Associated Press.

This would appear to be a straight violation of Rule 3.8, particularly as it has now been documented that Amanda Grady Sexton saw the trial of NH v Owen Labrie as “an opportunity,” advised Prosecutor Catherine Ruffle of witness tampering by Michael Delaney of State Witnesses in the presence of Sandra Matheson, an employee of the State in the role of witness coordinator and from the office of victim’s advocate.

I believe you are also aware that State Witness Chess Prout in NH v Owen Labrie was recruited by Laura L Dunn Esq, an advisor to the White House “Not Alone” task force in March 2015 (or earlier) upon the recommendation of Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin who had met Laura L Dunn at UNH which had a strategic partnership with the “Not Alone” task force documented in the “Not Alone” White Paper of April 29, 2014. And that police, prosecutors, and Amanda Grady Sexton (who was controlling the media) failed to make this relationship known to the jury, public, or defense.

You may or may not be aware that on the same day, April 29, 2014, the Department of Justice introduced a new grant initiative for campus sex offenses and that New Hampshire has received in excess of $900,000 since then under the Adam Walsh Sex Offender Act and that the NHCADSV, partnered with UNH is a beneficiary.

In other words, New Hampshire v Owen Labrie involved pre-rigging by officials in New Hampshire for the political and financial benefit of those officials. And now, the office of public integrity in the AGs office is ignoring this serious issue, Shaheen & Gordon were engaged to threaten me for bringing up serious racketeering concerns, and Merrimack County DA’s office has shrugged off responsibility.

In October 2019, Dartmouth Professor David Bucci committed suicide. He was a victim of public corruption that was blessed by the AGs office under Gordon MacDonald and which involved the NHCADSV and Amanda Grady Sexton as well as the Chair of the New Hampshire Judicial Selection Committee Chuck Douglas and Steven J Kelly, who was originally introduced to New Hampshire via Laura L Dunn and Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin.

Professor Bucci’s suicide happened in the wake of a class action lawsuit against the college and its board of Trustees, whose members include Governor Sununu. Professor Bucci was forbidden from speaking for himself, yet his name appeared 31 times in the lawsuit with publicity paid for by Times Up/NWLC, who share the same PR company as It’s On Us, which was involved with NH v Owen Labrie and in the #SurvivorsOverRatings social media campaign in July 2019 launched by Amanda Grady Sexton.

The IRS Form 990 for Dartmouth College has a section regarding Conflicts of Interest, and yet there is no declaration that I can find mentioning the conflicts of interest with the NHCADSV (and there isn’t on the NHCADSV’s form 990 either), which was a beneficiary of the settlement agreement with Dartmouth College. That settlement agreement occurred approximately two weeks after Amanda Grady Sexton and the NHCADSV launched their national social media campaign #SurvivorsOverRatings to block ABC/Good Morning American from airing an interview with Owen Labrie, which included contents that would have exposed racketeering and bribery by the lawyers involved in the Prout/Doe v St Paul’s School and Concord Police.

Amanda Grady Sexton, as an elected official and as Chair of Concord Public Safety Committee, is breaking the law by blocking a citizen’s right to speak and by blocking a program from airing which would reveal public corruption involving Concord Police, with whom she and her organization are closely involved, training them for intercept calls inter alia.

After I wrote to the LEACT Commission in July 2020, I was cyber stalked by Amanda Grady Sexton and the NHCADSV. I was doxxed, my clients were stalked, and some of them called me for my safety. That LEACT Commission was ordered by Governor Sununu. Whoever found my letter on the receiving end was related to the AGs or LEACT office, and I believe it was Amanda Grady Sexton and or Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin.

When I wrote to the AGs office questioning the integrity of the office in the wake of this treatment, I was ignored.

When I wrote to the Police Standards and Training Committee regarding Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, John Scippa forwarded my letter to the AG’s office. Jane Young responded, asserting that Geoffrey Ward would respond. He never did. I followed up a few times. Former Rep. Susan Homola followed up. We were stonewalled. He was head of the Office of Public Integrity. He deleted the files of 28 corrupt police officers (Julie Curtin’s, I suspect, is among those he deleted), and now he is a federal prosecutor.

For years people wrote about the FRM Ponzi Scheme, and they were ignored. They were right.
For years people wrote in about abuse at the Youth Detention Center, and they were ignored. They were right.
For years I have written about my concerns about Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, Concord Council member Amanda Grady Sexton, the NHCADSV, and racketeering tied to NH v Owen Labrie, Prout/Does v St Paul’s School, Rapuano & Does v Dartmouth. I have been ignored.

You all have an oath to office in addition to the professional codes of conduct for your professions. Why is it that these are ignored, and the public interest is ignored? Why should the public pay for decades of abuse of power that has allowed a select few in the club to get away with extraordinary felonious acts that have harmed citizens, and children, and endangered, even ended lives?

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Who Is Making These Insane Decisions

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 13:30 +0000

There is no argument that some of our bigger cities that used to be vacation and destination spots are now crime and drug-ridden hellholes that are destinations for the homeless. These are places where residents and businesses are escaping as quickly as possible, and local and state governments are at a loss for ways to reverse the trends.

Chicago and San Francisco are two of the worst examples of how Democrat and WOKE policies are destroying these cities and their states. So you have to shake your head and question who is making the call to put the 2024 DNC convention and the 2026 Super Bowl in these two cities. We all have access to the same news stories and statistics, so what is the rationale or motivation to draw attention to these two embarrassing locales?

When the Super Bowl was held in Los Angeles in 2022, millions of tax dollars were spent relocating homeless people from the neighborhoods around SoFi Stadium. Making a good impression on the world audience was essential to the local and state politicians but not enough to address permanent solutions. Last week it was reported that there are 7,000 deserted RVs scattered around the streets of LA. The city cannot even get tow companies to move them as there is no one to pay for the tow and no place to store the RVs. Maybe we can rehab them and use them for housing for illegal grants!

In addition to these cities being in crisis with homelessness, they are not safe for the residents, and now you want to add thousands of visitors to the mix. Drugs are rampant, and the police forces are still understaffed from Defund the Police movements. Hotel rooms are used for temporary housing for the migrants bused from our Southern Border. If you cannot assure the safety of the people you are inviting to your city, aren’t you being irresponsible in asking them in the first place?

When the Major League Baseball Game was pulled out of Atlanta because of sponsor pressure resulting from election laws passed by the state legislature, the precedent was put down for today’s illogical decisions.

I do not claim to have the answers to the many questions posed today, but they appear to be politically motivated and coordinated, and the reach is spreading. Yesterday, the NAACP, which used to be an entity that helped America bridge the Black and White Divide, went off the deep end by declaring travel advisories for Blacks to stay out of Florida because it is now toxic to Blacks and Browns. The facts do not support this ludicrous claim. There are 1,200 people a day moving into Florida. They are White, Black, and Brown people who are excited to bring their families to Florida for the opportunities. The NAACP and BLM, even Al Sharpton, should be concentrating on places like Chicago and San Francisco. Still, none of these organizations or individuals can make a difference in the real world. They find it much easier and more profitable to push the political rhetoric.

An example of how this situation can escalate out of control and how the mainstream media will push it was broadcast on MSNBC. A Left Wing political strategist, Aisha Mills, was given time yesterday to take shots at Florida. She thanked the NAACP for protecting people like her and her family. As a Black, Lesbian woman, Mills felt unsafe on her recent family trip to the Sunshine State. She even went so far as to call Florida a terrorist state. There is no word strong enough to describe the lunacy of someone like Mills, who compares Florida to actual terrorist countries like Iran or North Korea.

We can never hope for the plight of these cities to be reversed. First, Liberals do not see the problems, and they realize there is more money made in crisis than in calm. The Liberals are willing to sacrifice these major cities and their residents if that means a longer tenure and more money for them. These people are what will eventually bury his country.

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Student “Body,” Student “Choice”

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 12:00 +0000

North Carolina has a Democrat Governor, and he’s losing his mind. The Republicans in the legislature passed a bill to allocate an additional 400 million so students could find schools that best fit their learning needs. He was so unhinged he declared a state of emergency.



From The Daily Wire.


“It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life out of public education. I’m declaring this a state of emergency because you need to know what’s happening. If you care about public schools in North Carolina, it’s time to take immediate action and tell them to stop the damage that will set back our schools for a generation,” Cooper said in a press release.


Set back which schools because they aren’t all created equal. And maybe that’s the ticket. We treat this like everything else in the American experiment. Candidates (schools) line up every few years in an education primary and appeal to parents and students for their vote (education dollars), except that every student wins, as does the school that gets their education dollars.

Or women’s health care. Competing ‘clinics’ could appeal to women by offering better services, increased value, lower pricing, amenities, or aftercare/counseling (or not), and a woman could take those “women’s health care dollars” to the ‘provider’ that best suits their needs. Let the money follow the abortion.

Taxpayers are asked to fund both as if it were a moral imperative, and if education is about students learning and not partisan politics, then shouldn’t the taxpayer investment, especially for those who need the support and can’t afford as many options, be able to pick learning experiences that best fit their needs?

It’s the student’s body, so it should be about student choice.


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To What Extent Do Osborne And His Minions Actually Support DeSantis’ Agenda?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 10:30 +0000

Jason Osborne … the LEADER of the House-NHGOP … has endorsed Ron DeSantis, as have many of his minions. What’s curious, however, is that Osborne and his minions appear to NOT have the same priorities as DeSantis. A recent article in the Federalist details the recent accomplishments of Republicans in Florida … accomplishments that are not similar priorities of Osborne and his minions.

An obvious example is abortion:

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Florida legislature passed the “Heartbeat Protection Act.” The bill (SB 300) — which was signed into law last month — prohibits abortions once the unborn baby has a detectible heartbeat.

Osborne and his minions, in contrast, appear content to stick with just a late-term abortion ban.

Another example is children and transgender issues. While Osborne and his minions supported the parental-rights bill that sadly failed to pass the House, Republicans in Florida, under DeSantis’ leadership, have done much more to protect children:

DeSantis also signed SB 254 and SB 1438, banning harmful transgender procedures and puberty blockers for minors and protecting children from sexually explicit performances (such as drag shows), respectively.

Republicans in Florida, under DeSantis’ leadership, are expanding on the parental-rights law they enacted last year:

Under HB 1069, students and teachers would no longer be required to “declare” their pronouns at school or be forced to address someone with pronouns not based on one’s sex. The bill also prohibits school officials from instructing children in Pre-K through eighth grade on concepts such as sexual orientation and so-called “gender identity.” The latter provision builds upon the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill implemented last year that bars school officials from instructing children in kindergarten through third grade on such concepts.

As far as I know, Osborne and his minions have NOT followed the NHGOP-Senate and asked Sun-King Sununu to issue SB 272 as an Executive Order.

And in Florida, higher education that pushes DEI has been defunded. In stark contrast, the budget passed by the majority-GOP NH-House pours unprecedented amounts of money into New Hampshire’s WOKE university-system with no strings attached:

Signed into law on May 15, SB 266 bars Florida universities from using federal or state taxpayer money to fund so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” or DEI, programs.

It is no secret that Osborne and his minions prioritize legalizing marijuana and circumventing local zoning in order to cover the State with “workforce housing,” While DeSantis signed a workforce housing bill into law earlier this year, the focus was on helping workers rather than the NHGOP approach of simply turning the big developers loose. And legalizing marijuana is NOT one of his priorities.

I guess politics really does make for strange bedfellows.


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SB272 Parental Rights

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 01:30 +0000

After seeing the Democrats kill SB272, the NH Senate’ Parental Rights bill, last Thursday, I strongly, strongly, strongly suggest that parents get their children out of the public GOVERNMENT schools. These schools have become a black box of the unknown and allow staff to keep secrets and openly lie to parents.

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A study shows 78% of NH people wanted Parental Rights. SB272 stated a parent must inquire, has a right to know, to opt-out, to consent to, the right to exempt, the right to be advised, the right to be notified, to have access to, and the right to inspect. As you can see, parents must now take action to activate their rights. These disgraceful incompetent Democrats don’t trust you to be good parents.

You have options to teach your child: private schools, Charter Schools, or home school.

Homeschooling takes about 12 hours a week to teach your child the same as a public school in a week to do and about an extra hour for each additional child. The other nice thing of homeschooling is the older child helps the younger child and you need less time to teach older children. Also, there are many home school meet-ups and activities AND by Law you can still use the public school for a specific class, sports, music, and drama, clubs; after all you are still paying taxes to the school. There is a wide range of curriculum, online material, conservative, Christian and everyday curriculum and the cost is inexpensive. You can teach at night, weekends or a few days a week. Contact or the Children’s Scholarship Fund for more information. If you qualify for the Education Freedom Account (EFA) you could receive about $4,500 per child per year. Start now so you are ready for the Fall!

NH State Representative John Sellers

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Bananas Goes To Bilderberg

Granite Grok - Thu, 2023-05-25 00:00 +0000

Sixty-nine dude!  That’s how many of these awesome meetings of the uber elite have taken place in the last sixty-nine years and they finally had the good sense to invite yours truly – or not- I’m not supposed to say.  What I can tell you is the view from my coastal chalet overseeing the Sea of Straw here in Lisbon is almost as beautiful as the (ahem) “eighteen” year-old standing at my door.  Some perks are perkier than others, if you know what I mean.   But hey, when you’re as important as me and the rest of these Illuminati members, relaxation and self-care are critical to making good choices for you poor sods and your future.  Global conspiracies are not as easy as they sound.

After my morning rub-down and a hearty breakfast of glazed oxen strips served with a lovely pate foie gras filled omelet made from albino ostrich eggs and some Tibetan sea salt encrusted biscotti, it’s off to build “the Berg” for the next few years.  That’s what we select members call it anyway – “the Berg”- you know, like an iceberg?  Because you can only see enough of it to know it’s there, but you can’t see the bulk of it that is so big and powerful it could destroy an otherwise indestructible ship, like your country.  My Gawd are we clever! I suppose you had to be there, but of course you can’t be because you are you and we are us and that’s just the way it is.

My first meeting of the day is about A.I. (artificial intelligence for the uninitiated – that’s you) where I’m told I get to meet and take a picture with Chat GPT (it/that).  I brought my Chatty Cathy doll hoping I could get him or Governor Stacey Abrams to sign it as a memento along the with the monogrammed towels and bathrobe I got from Mr. Kissinger.  Old Hanky Panky really knows how to let his hair down after hours.  He was telling us last night about how he convinced Dick (President Richard Nixon) to get the Chinese to open up their markets so we could slow down the U.S. economy and make the world more “equitable”.  That and he still glows as he talks about how he got us into the Vietnam War and secured the golden triangle for the C.I.A. – what a lark! The Jews are so lucky to have him.

The late morning meeting on energy transition sounds like a fun one.  Long tall Sally Benson from Stanford was telling me how much she loves riding around in her new Tesla Platinum Series model, which drives her to work so she can binge watch The Royals.  This made me green with eco-friendly envy since I had to rent a Prius this week.  She started going on and on about how she “studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future” blah-blah-blah, so I reminded her C02 is “what plants crave”.  She didn’t get it.

At lunch I sat down with my hero Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer!  He told me I could call him “Al” and I said he could call me Betty.  He didn’t get it either.  I congratulated him on the massive success he had with the COVID vaccines and thanked him for putting together so many boosters since I kept getting COVID after my first shot.  We talked about all of the new ways people were getting died suddenly and the strange timing of it these stupid conspiracy theorists kept trying to blame on the vaccines.  We were so engrossed we didn’t see our waiter clutching his chest as he came out of the kitchen and collapsed right next to Peter Theil and Eric Schmidt – amazing – I thought I was in the metaverse for a second! Talk about two powerhouses of tech! It’s too bad that waiter died before he could ask Pete about how to live forever.

The early afternoon meeting on fiscal challenges and banking was short lived since we all have so much money we don’t have to worry about either.  Rather than listen to a speech from Ashley Tellis from the Carnegie Endowment, we all just laughed and laughed until we got tired of laughing at how poor the rest of the losers in the world are and then broke for coffee infused with adrenochrome to keep from hitting the early afternoon wall.  “Some of us are more endowed than others” I said while pointing to my Banana hat.  Finally they got it.

Later that afternoon we talked about China and Russia and Ukraine so much I thought I was watching CNN.  Sadly Anderson Cooper couldn’t make it to this year’s meeting, so we took a short break to stare and scream at a picture of Donald Trump for two-minutes or so, which we’re told dilates the nasal passages and increases the likelihood of being invited back, and then finished with some chatter about how to influence America’s leadership using the new “tools of democracy”, which was sponsored by Pfizer and Dominion Voting Machines.  It was all very inspiring.

I am happy to say I’ve been invited to the Bohemian Grove later in the summer, which I hear is a similar gathering and great place to gather fagots for camping.  I can hardly wait.




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Social Media Election Manipulation, Russian Disinformation, “Rape Culture” and #Metoo!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 22:30 +0000

John Durham’s Report should concern everyone, no matter their party affiliation. Beyond the obvious implications behind fabricating a fake story to influence an upcoming election in which attorneys from the law firm associated with Barrack Obama’s Personal Attorney (Bob Bauer of Perkins Coie) were involved, there are other serious issues that illustrate a violation of the separation of powers that are supposed to keep checks and balances in our government.

You can read the full report here.

Perhaps a wild goose chase, but maybe not, is the question of the Russian-ness of the enterprise.

Hillary Clinton is close to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and her husband Bill Shaheen in New Hampshire. Bill Shaheen ran Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for a while in 2007 until he was forced to resign after comments about Barrack Obama. He ran her super pac in 2016.

Robby Mook ties in New Hampshire, the Shaheens, Hillary Clinton, Russiagate, and Data Analytics. He was criticized for relying on these too heavily in 2016.

Mook managed former Governor Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign during the 2008 United States Senate election in New Hampshire, served as the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2012, and was the campaign manager for Terry McAuliffe’s successful 2013 gubernatorial campaign.

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Mook drew criticism for his campaign strategy, specifically his reliance on data analytics.[1

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got a nasty surprise on Friday when her 2016 campaign manager, Robby Mook, testified during the Michael Sussmann trial that she “agreed” to leak allegations that the Trump Organization had a secret communications channel with Russia’s Alfa Bank.Mook claimed under oath that he was not sure of the evidence’s credibility at the time. He justified the leak to the media, claiming the purpose of it was to get a reporter to “run it down” further and “vet it out.”

The Clinton acolyte asserted that he discussed the matter with senior campaign staff and then he “discussed it with Hillary as well” and that “she agreed to” hand the evidence over to the press.

Hillary Clinton’s friend Hilary Rosen at SKDK political PR company was purchasing Twitter handles between 2015 and 2017, presumably to amplify whatever # the DNC and Clinton Campaign wanted — including the Trump-Russia story. # were also used to promote “Rape Culture” and “Survivor” stories — both used as campaign tools for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and specifically tied to the political criminal show trials and Dem Caucus backed & manipulated New Hampshire v Owen Labrie and People v Brock Turner (Santa Clara County California).

Amanda Grady Sexton was a Dem Caucus rep and on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s re-election campaign, liberally using the # via the NHCADSV (which is supposed to be a non-partisan non-profit but very clearly was not) to tacitly promote Dem candidates via “rape culture” type messages.

Her bio states:

In 2016 Politico named Amanda one of “the most plugged-in activists and elected officials” in NH, and the Boston Globe called her one of NH’s “most desirable endorsements for candidates seeking the Presidency.”

If dreaming up a Russia story was one angle for the Clinton campaign, recruiting young women to be “Survivors” and driving up engagement using #Justice was another, and both can be tied to New Hampshire and California and the inner strategy circle tied to Clinton.

According to the New York Times, Rosen bought over half a million fake Twitter followers. Rosen (SKDK) described it as “an experiment I did several years ago to see how it worked”; however, records indicate Rosen made dozens of purchases between 2015 and 2017.

But what about Robby Mook, Hillary’s campaign manager, the data analysis, and the Russia connection? Here’s a possible explanation.

There’s a company in New Hampshire called New Hampshire Illustrator which was launched in 2012 but rebranded in August 2016, shortly after the Russiagate hoax was apparently planned.

New Hampshire Illustrator promotes “Unbiased Voter Education” and is registered to Matthew Grodowski, but its registration documents include a person called Svetlana Mishutina with an email address that ties her to Matthew Grodowski’s other business: Intertech, which is at the same address.

Svetlana Mishutina’s Linked In ties her to Manchester Community College in New Hampshire. However, there is another Svetlana Mishutina who works for Siemens in Moscow.

In 2021, Matthew Grodowski’s Intertech company was caught shipping weapons of mass destruction to Russian spies.

However, there was no mention of the fact that his “Unbiased Voter Education” company, New Hampshire Illustrator, had for its contact a Russian with an email address to Intertech, which was engaged in sending multiple shipments to Russian spies. And there has been no exploration of the timing of Intertech’s updated logo in August 2016, tying in somewhat conveniently with the Trump-Russia hoax.

Matthew Grodowski was arrested, but Intertech was left alone.

The document lays out an alleged years-long complicated scheme involving bank transactions, international business maneuverings, and doctored records — all intended to avoid the loss of lucrative contracts with Russia.

Across the country in California, a college muckraker had started up an online rag called The Fountain Hopper at Stanford University in September 2014. It opened the same week that the “It’s On Us” campaign was launched by the White House, and Emma Watson was announced as ambassador for UN Women and #HeForShe campaign. Social media #engagement and proliferation was a key component of both.

Hillary Rosen’s political PR company SKDK had both UN Women and “Its On Us” as clients. They also have Hillary Clinton’s non-profit “Vital Voices” as a client — for which Chessy Prout, the State Witness and complainant in New Hampshire v Owen Labrie (which Amanda Grady Sexton publicly called “an opportunity” in the Concord Monitor), became an ambassador. Alexander Prout is Chair of Vital Voices Solidarity.

Records indicate that the Prout family was recruited for Clinton/DNC purposes several months prior to the criminal trial of NH v Owen Labrie and were introduced by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, who was closely affiliated with Amanda Grady Sexton on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign. They were given a team of DC attorneys, publicists, and victims advocates for the criminal trial. Astonishing when you consider that Chessy Prout was 15 years old and a Jane Doe. She recently stated that she was collaborating with “It’s On Us” before the trial. Chessy Prout registered to vote (right after the sensationalized trial) with the Democratic Party on September 9, 2015. She was 16. Chessy Prout started working with Dan Hill, a Government PR Affairs strategist, around this time.

Vital Voice is a spinoff of the Clinton Foundation, which has been under investigation for years. The ReWire magazine article above about Emma Watson includes reference to statements by Laura L Dunn, who was instructing New Hampshire Police on how to conduct sexual assault investigations and who became “personal representative” for Chessy Prout’s family in the NH v Owen Labrie trial. Her organization, SurvJustice, had a social media specialist (Wagatwe Wanjuki) on its board whose sole goal seems to be to drive up engagement using #. Chessy Prout’s own spinoff organization, gages success by the number of # engagements. Listed as an agent for it is Steven J Kelly Esq (whose partner Steven D Silverman Esq had his license suspended by DC Bar for using media to influence Doe v Cabrera), who was introduced by Laura L Dunn and who led several ambulance-chasing lawsuits against St Paul’s School & Dartmouth College in the name of campus rape and #MeToo. He encouraged Chessy Prout to write her “memoir” in which she equates her “rapist” to Donald Trump. Congresswoman Ann Kuster wrote the introduction!

The Fountain Hopper was the first to sensationalize the news of Brock Turner’s arrest at Stanford University, coinciding with the premiere of the campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground” (later debunked as propaganda), which was heavily tied to major Democratic fundraisers and close affiliates of Hillary Clinton (Harvey Weinstein among them) as well as Dem Caucus rep Michele Dauber who was allegedly seeking a position in a Clinton administration. New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann Kuster read the Emily Doe statement (which had been leaked to “The Hunting Ground” by Michele Dauber before it was read at sentencing) to Congress, stating, “We are all Emily Doe.” But Michele Dauber appears to have written the statement herself, with Chanel Miller reading it. Was Chanel Miller recruited by her friend Michele Dauber before she ever set foot on Stanford’s campus? Even by her own accounts to promote her own “memoir” on CBS 60 Minutes (Partnered with Time’s Up), the narrative of what had allegedly happened was created for her and spread across the airwaves without her input.

“It was surreal having the news broken to me by the internet,” Miller said. “I was alone sitting at my desk surrounded by coworkers, reading about how I was stripped and then penetrated and discarded in a bed of pine needles behind a dumpster.”

The “Emily Doe” statement and Chessy Prout’s story helped Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-D) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-D) access more federal grants under the guise of a “Bipartisan Workforce Against Domestic & Sexual Violence,” which look like they may well have ended up in campaign finance for the 2018 midterms for the Democratic Party.

Stanford Law Professor and Hillary Clinton fundraiser Michele Dauber is married to Ken Dauber, a very early hire Google engineer who knew how to manipulate social media and was reportedly experimenting on this for local election purposes in Santa Clara County. Michele Dauber was using the Brock Turner trial to influence local elections, including the recall of Judge Persky.

Stanford Law is also home to Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman — parents of Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX). Barbara Fried wrote an article in 2017 about the need for feminism in politics and founded “Mind The Gap” — a non-profit designed to “game the system” for elections, “Moneyball” style. Joseph Bankman is a tax law professor who advised the government. He “recruited’ Dan Friedberg to join Alameda Research for his son Sam. Friedberg had been part of Ultimate Bet — an online poker game Ponzi scheme.

The Fountain Hopper’s founder Ilya Mouzykantski is Russian and had worked for the NY Times in Moscow before going to Stanford and spending part of 2013 in the Sociology Department, which is presumably where he met Michele Dauber, who is tied to Stanford Sociology as well as Stanford Law. His father, “Dr Boris” (based in Moscow until recently, I understand) is known as the “godfather” of Ad Tech (IPONWEB), which connects him to Google.

Anita Dunn of SKDK, who is married to Bob Bauer, formerly of Perkins Coie, was forced to sell her Google shares in 2022 due to conflicts of interest.

Larry Paige of Google is wanted by the US Virgin Islands for a deposition regarding business with Jeffrey Epstein. Barbara Fried and Gabe Bankman-Fried are not cooperating with authorities regarding questions tied to “Mind the Gap” and FTX. Gabe Bankman-Fried lists MIT as his employer under the records for the Bankman-Fried home at Stanford.

How closely connected is Jeffrey Epstein to the Trump-Russia story and the college campus # Rape Culture & #MeToo campaigns? He had multiple meetings with Academics and the White House in 2014 when #ItsOnUs and “Not Alone” started up, spawning dozens of non-profits that all appeared to support the DNC and were barely hiding their partisanship. Non-profits and foundations were a specialty of Epstein’s, starting with the Clinton Foundation.

He supported #TimesUp (also a client of SKDK) and he was obsessed with crypto which may explain why Sam Bankman-Fried hired an attorney who represented Ghislaine Maxwell — somebody who understood the network that he and too many others tied to Epstein and the Clintons were part of.

Russian information/misinformation is an interesting and sticky wicket.

Full disclosure: I voted for Hillary Clinton, and I supported #MeToo. I believed in Trump’s collusion with Russia. I believed Brock Turner was a rapist. I questioned whether Owen Labrie was, and that’s why I started questioning the narrative I was being fed. I was completely unaware of how I was being manipulated.

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Baltimore Baseball, Beer, Pot, and Yaz

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 21:00 +0000

The Granite State debate on marijuana legalization continues. There are many aspects to it all which we won’t get into here, except that—as with so many issues—there is a sports component.

Consider the outcry a couple of years ago when American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson faced disqualification from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana. She supposedly smoked pot after her mother’s tragic death.

Drug testing has abounded for decades. In sports, we don’t want performance enhancers providing Russians with unfair advantages. And that’s why home run king Barry Bonds’ steroid use keeps him out of the Hall of Fame.

But is pot a performance enhancer? The debate will continue.

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of legalizing pot. I’m sure my low tolerance stems from being drug-tested for many years as a U.S. Marine.

This brings us to Saturday, June 18, 1983, when I boarded a bus in Quantico, Va., along with 50 other Marine Corps lieutenants, to ride up to Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium for an Orioles game. The O’s were hosting my Red Sox, and it was Carl Yastrzemski’s 23rd and last season. I wanted to see Yaz play one more time.

Yes, there was beer on the bus. Would one expect differently from 50 young Marine Corps lieutenants out on liberty?

One of the pro-pot arguments is “Alcohol is worse!” But Prohibition failed. And there are many differences. Comparing pot to booze is like comparing apples to oranges.

Anyway, we fifty Marines sat as a group in Memorial Stadium’s upper deck, on the first base side—where we’d hopefully avoid trouble. But I was pleased to discover that, unlike Fenway Park, Memorial Stadium had a liberal beer policy. One could buy multiple 24-ouncers at the same time!

After making an early inning head call, I walked back towards the upper deck when I saw a beer vendor strapping on a giant tray with numerous libations to sell in the stands. This inspired an idea.

“Yo! Beer vendor. I’ll sell those beers for you!”

The beer vendor laughed and explained that it would surely be frowned upon.

“But I’m with those Marines up there. I’ll sell every beer in no time.”

The beer vendor laughed and said he’d need to follow me at a discrete distance.


I strapped on his giant tray and donned his beer vendor cap, and started up the steps, hawking brewskis.

“Beer!” I yelled. “Get your beer here!”

After a couple of sales, I was inevitably recognized by my Marine brethren, who naturally cracked up.

“Moffett is selling beer!”

As predicted, the Marines immediately bought all I had. I returned to the tunnel and gave the delighted beer vendor a bunch of money, loaded up the tray again, and went up and again sold out. The section of Marines gave me a standing ovation, which drew the attention of many of the 36,668 attendees. What was going on up there on the upper deck? (The Orioles drew good crowds then and would win the World Series that year.)

I was fortunate that this was before social media. A viral video of me selling beer in the Memorial Stadium stands may not have enhanced my military career. And the beer vendor would likely have been fired.

Such fun. But there’s more.

Sitting a few rows behind us near the top of the stadium were some hippies. Midway through the game, the hippies did what hippies do. They started smoking pot. This immediately got the attention of fifty regularly drug-tested buff Marine officers, all concerned that inhaling second-hand pot smoke might end their careers.

Our group turned and stood as one to confront the hippies. A big Texan with a deep voice yelled, “You G— D— hippies better stop smoking that pot or we’ll throw your asses over the top of the stadium!”

Peer pressure? Or beer pressure?

Rather than confront 50 agitated Marines, the hippies decided that discretion was the better part of valor and wisely moved to another part of Memorial Stadium to get stoned. This commotion also surely drew the attention of many of the 36,668 attendees. What was going on up there?

Marines on liberty. Always an adventure.

A night to remember. Jim Rice hit a homer, and BoSox pitcher John Tudor went all the way to win 3-2.

And I got to see Carl Yaztrzemski in action one last time. The 44-year-old future Hall-of Famer walked twice. He’d hit ten home runs that season to finish his career with 452 round-trippers.

And I’m also pretty sure that not one of Yaz’s 3419 career hits was aided by any performance enhancer, whether eaten, injected, or inhaled!


State Rep. Mike Moffett (R-Loudon) is one of the founders of the Legislative Beer Caucus.

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Taking Estrogen To “Become A Womyn” May Raise Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 19:30 +0000

Again, trying to buck “The Science” when you are bound and determined to be the other human binary sex than when you were born (and not assigned, just observed to be such), you’ll have issues. Like here (reformatted):

Related: Bad News ‘Ladies’ (Cough-Cough) – Estrogen Therapy Might Make Your Prostate Cancer Worse

Hey, Mx. Transwomynx, Got a Prostate? Then Guess What?

…It isn’t what a transwoman doesn’t have. It’s all about the organ that they DO have – that a “woman” doesn’t. Again, being a biologist, I’m not clear as to why I didn’t think of this before – or others. That would be the organ for which almost all men hate going to a doctor for an annual exam. I’ll tell you, I absolutely HATE it every time.  Yep, after, after that “SNAP” of the glove, the next thing you hear is “bend over ” as the doc checks your prostate.

YOUR PROSTATE!  And it is generally, for me, not a comfortable exam. I’ll leave the details to the reader. So it is real, and…it is exclusively a male organ (just not the one that most people think of as being part of maleness in this whole transgender mashup). Women don’t have it – and can’t, just like men can’t have ovaries and uteruses (uteri?). So, the next time you hear the denial argument that not all women can give birth, as they try to rationalize that they are a woman, ask them if they have a prostate.

Then watch them either glower at you or puddle up.

But if they just go back to the hollow talking point of “I AM A WOMAN, look at my [fake] boobies and my [fake] ‘down there’!”, ask that question.  Then ask them this: “So you like giving yourself a higher risk of prostate cancer?”. Yep, there is because mixing hormones between sexes is not exactly a great thing to do  (reformatted, emphasis mine):

UC San Francisco study: Hormone therapy could mask prostate cancer risk in trans women

In a reported “first-of-its-kind” study in the U.S., researchers at the University of California San Francisco have determined that transgender women have a “small but meaningful” prostate cancer risk. In a reported “first-of-its-kind” study in the U.S., researchers at the University of California San Francisco have determined that transgender women have a “small but meaningful” prostate cancer risk.

The study, “Prostate Cancer in Transgender Women in the Veterans Affairs Health System, 2000-2022” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association late last week, points out that “transgender women retain their prostate even after gender-affirmation surgery and thus remain at risk of prostate cancer.”

Yep, remove the tree trunk and its fruit, and you still have that walnut left.  And it can go bad. Now, this next bit seems to refute what was just said but just wait a bit:

However, researchers found incidences of the disease were lower in transgender women than cisgender males, partly due to “gender-affirming” treatments such as hormone therapy. Estrogen, for example, has a “suppressive effect” on the development of prostate cancer and thus can lead to misleading “normal” readings of the PSA — prostate specific antigen — cancer-screening test.

Which tells me that if it is throwing off the regular diagnostic tests, you’re playing with fire. Do you see it, is it there, or is it hiding in some corner too well?  I don’t care what sex you are but if you have chosen to bathe your internal organs in hormones that aren’t normally yours BECAUSE you generally don’t (at least in sufficient quantities to be that which you’re deluding yourself over).

For trans women, estrogen use could cause overall lower levels of PSA, making the screening tool even less effective and potentially increasing the risk of false negatives. It’s possible doctors will need to adjust how they apply PSA results for trans women on estrogen, the study authors said.

There were also signs in the study results that trans women who have taken estrogen can develop more advanced prostate cancer than cisgender men by the time it is identified, suggesting diagnosis delays for the women, though more research is needed to better understand what’s happening.

Biological Russian Roulette (even if with smallish calibers). So now we can add all of the other biological ailments that come along with “gender-affirming” stuff that, to be perfectly honest, seems to be a way to mess up yourself.


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Target’s Pride Kids Collection Did Not Get Yanked Over Fears for Worker Safety -Execs Fear a Bud Light Level Boycott Event

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 18:00 +0000

My inbox is loaded with links to stories about Target pushing pride month gear for kids. The collection hit stores but, within days, got yanked off the floor entirely in some locations, and not over fears for workers’ safety.

That’s the headline the media is running with, but we know the truth.


One week after Target CEO Brian Cornell revealed that “woke” capitalism is “great” for their brand and “the right thing for society,” the mega-retailer has been scrambling to avoid a disastrous “Bud Light moment” by forcing some stores to remove LGBTQ Pride merchandise as consumer boycott calls mount.


Many rural and southern locations have been instructed to hide the kiddy pride completely, while other sites were told to pare it way (WAY!) down and relegate it to the far corners of the store.

As noted, the media is spinning this abrupt change as an effort to protect employees at risk from angered customers, but the truth is much simpler than that. A “person who has worked for the retailer for over two decades said execs are “terrified of a Bud Light situation” as boycott calls soar on social media.”


“We were given 36 hours, told to take all of our Pride stuff, the entire section, and move it into a section that’s a third the size. From the front of the store to the back of the store, you can’t have anything on mannequins and no large signage,” the insider said. 


Target has long claimed the allegiance and defense of the LGBT demographic, but when push came to shove, they hid it in the back or in a closet to protect their profits. They don’t want to feel the economic wrath of Americans who object to normalizing in-your-face gender-queer grooming of children.

Did they not see that coming, or were they too busy glad-handing each other over how #woke they are?

I think you should boycott them anyway. If they were genuinely concerned about what most of America believes, they’d have never pursued the line, shipped it, or displayed it. Since they are out of touch, a little economic lesson is in order.

Oh, and if you are one of those idgits giving the employees grief, or thinking about it, stow it. They don’t decide any of that, and there’s no place for it in civil society. Just stop shopping there and don’t go back.

Bud Light, by the way, is in deep sneakers. BUD is buying back beer from its distributors to keep from losing them. Keep up the good work.

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Meme Overflow

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 16:30 +0000

As promised in the last Monday Memes, I have an overflow. My meme cup runneth over.  Fairly certain about a Friday Overflow-Overflow.

Also, for those prepper-minded, my last Survival Sunday:

Survival Sunday – United Edition – Granite Grok

Now, let the mayhem, mockery, and ridicule resume:


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




Neil Oliver: There’s nothing green about the green agenda…just plain old greed!









Dems lie.  Period.








Coming to the US?









It’s my money.  The problem is, they see it as THEIR money.










Target needs to experience a Bud Light movement

But don’t just boycott.  Tell them WHY:

Also, their CEO:

Brian Cornell

Target Corporation

PO Box 9350

Minneapolis, MN 55440-9350


My recommendation is physical mail.  It’s easy to set email filters to screen out most of what might be viewed as complaints so that they’re never actually seen by a person.  A lot harder to screen out actual letters arriving.



Cotton Blasts “Target’s Partnership With Satanist To Push Trans Agenda On Children” (

And already having an effect, apparently.  My issue is not that it’s being rolled back – which is good – my issue is the mentality that permitted this in the first place is still present.






Reminds me of this scene from the movie Evan, Almighty:



“Al Mighty”.




Pick of the post:



How… convenient, just as The Potato is talking up “White Supremacy” as the greatest national threat evah.

And now we have 60,000 pounds of ANFO missing.

Not saying that there is a False Flag coming…. – Gun Free Zone

Truck CRASHES Into White House Barrier, Twitter Cries FALSE FLAG As 60k Fertilizer Also Goes MISSING










I’d add in AMERICA-LOVING (implicit in the flag, but still) and G-D-WORSHIPPING.








Palate cleansers:


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Justice Gorsuch Has Some Thoughts About the Response to COVID-19

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 15:00 +0000

In what may be the non-sequitur of the century, US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appended a procedural order with a 900+ word public service announcement about the danger to liberty and Democracy … from the political response to COVID-19.

These observations and warnings are for everyone, from the politicians who abandoned their duty to uphold the protections in the State and Federal constitutions to the people who let them.

As I’ve said in the past, everything is a test. COVID-19 was a test. And almost everyone failed.

Here is Justice Gorsuch (Emphasis mine).

Since March 2020, we may have experienced the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country. Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale. Governors and local leaders imposed lockdown orders forcing people to remain in their homes. They shuttered businesses and schools, public and private. They closed churches even as they allowed casinos and other favored businesses to carry on. They threatened violators not just with civil penalties but with criminal sanctions too. They surveilled church parking lots, recorded license plates, and issued notices warning that attendance at even outdoor services satisfying all state social-distancing and hygiene requirements could amount to criminal conduct. They divided cities and neighborhoods into color-coded zones, forced individuals to fight for their freedoms in court on emergency timetables, and then changed their color-coded schemes when defeat in court seemed imminent.

Federal executive officials entered the act too. Not just with emergency immigration decrees. They deployed a public-health agency to regulate landlord-tenant relations nationwide. They used a workplace-safety agency to issue a vaccination mandate for most working Americans. They threatened to fire noncompliant employees, and warned that service members who refused to vaccinate might face dishonorable discharge and confinement. Along the way, it seems federal officials may have pressured social-media companies to suppress information about pandemic policies with which they disagreed.

While executive officials issued new emergency decrees at a furious pace, state legislatures and Congress—the bodies normally responsible for adopting our laws—too often fell silent. Courts bound to protect our liberties addressed a few—but hardly all—of the intrusions upon them. In some cases, like this one, courts even allowed themselves to be used to perpetuate emergency public-health decrees for collateral purposes, itself a form of emergency-lawmaking-by-litigation.

Doubtless, many lessons can be learned from this chapter in our history, and hopefully serious efforts will be made to study it. One lesson might be this: Fear and the desire for safety are powerful forces. They can lead to a clamor for action—almost any action—as long as someone does something to address a perceived threat. A leader or an expert who claims he can fix everything, if only we do exactly as he says, can prove an irresistible force. We do not need to confront a bayonet, we need only a nudge, before we willingly abandon the nicety of requiring laws to be adopted by our legislative representatives and accept rule by decree. Along the way, we will accede to the loss of many cherished civil liberties—the right to worship freely, to debate public policy without censorship, to gather with friends and family, or simply to leave our homes. We may even cheer on those who ask us to disregard our normal lawmaking processes and forfeit our personal freedoms. Of course, this is no new story. Even the ancients warned that democracies can degenerate toward autocracy in the face of fear.

But maybe we have learned another lesson too. The concentration of power in the hands of so few may be efficient and sometimes popular. But it does not tend toward sound government. However wise one person or his advisors may be, that is no substitute for the wisdom of the whole of the American people that can be tapped in the legislative process. Decisions produced by those who indulge no criticism are rarely as good as those produced after robust and uncensored debate. Decisions announced on the fly are rarely as wise as those that come after careful deliberation. Decisions made by a few often yield unintended consequences that may be avoided when more are consulted. Autocracies have always suffered these defects. Maybe, hopefully, we have relearned these lessons too.

In the 1970s, Congress studied the use of emergency decrees. It observed that they can allow executive authorities to tap into extraordinary powers. Congress also observed that emergency decrees have a habit of long outliving the crises that generate them; some federal emergency proclamations, Congress noted, had remained in effect for years or decades after the emergency in question had passed. At the same time, Congress recognized that quick unilateral executive action is sometimes necessary and permitted in our constitutional order. In an effort to balance these considerations and ensure a more normal operation of our laws and a firmer protection of our liberties, Congress adopted a number of new guardrails in the National Emergencies Act.

Despite that law, the number of declared emergencies has only grown in the ensuing years. And it is hard not to wonder whether, after nearly a half century and in light of our Nation’s recent experience, another look is warranted. It is hard not to wonder, too, whether state legislatures might profitably reexamine the proper scope of emergency executive powers at the state level. At the very least, one can hope that the Judiciary will not soon again allow itself to be part of the problem by permitting litigants to manipulate our docket to perpetuate a decree designed for one emergency to address another. Make no mistake—decisive executive action is sometimes necessary and appropriate. But if emergency decrees promise to solve some problems, they threaten to generate others. And rule by indefinite emergency edict risks leaving all of us with a shell of a democracy and civil liberties just as hollow.



HT | Legal Insurrection

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Demand Statesmen not Bloodsucking Insects

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 13:30 +0000

As Americans, we picture representative government through the lens of controlled history, unable to call for a replay to see through the deception that rewriters of history have caused.

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Below the surface of misinformation about the history of our American Republic, the narrative of eternal truth is triggered by Cal Thomas’s definition of politics: “Poly” means many, and a tic is a bloodsucking insect” that portrays bought and paid for politicians who threaten the death of our nation. Words that scream loudly at the apathetic and those who blindly trust that the war for our liberty is not a spectator sport. The future of your children tomorrow depends on what you do today.

As citizens, the knowledge of this document that our politicians swear loyalty to should be our first priority.  It must be weaponized by “We the People” to control the corrupted ways of officeholders today to set a standard of acceptance for leaders to follow tomorrow. Otherwise, we follow the common path of neglect described by the late Tom Anderson:

“Changing the pins on a soiled diaper without changing the diaper leaves you with the same old mess.”

We must reactivate Tyranny’s greatest enemy, the Constitution, to limit government to protecting our liberties within its boundaries. It  stands on the eternal biblical roots of the Declaration of Independence:

“We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.”How do we do this if we do not know the law our leaders are to obey?

This is our nation’s Christian foundation that the majority of 21st century Americans have not been taught: the eternal wisdom accumulated throughout history that has passed the test of time and provided 230 plus years of unparalleled liberty. Yes, our nation is divided on the unstable ground that political ideologies cause divisions between Democrats and Republicans, both now contaminated with Marxism and globalism. Politicians who naively look to their Party to determine what’s right or wrong, betray our heritage of liberty, and must be replaced with Statesmen.

Picture a river flowing wild and free that brings life to earth. The pollution of man that kills life must remain on the banks. Compare the pure uncontaminated Constitution, free from the “assumed powers,” that for the past centuries have contravened the law of the land, thus the laws of God over the past centuries. Under the banner of Republicans and Democrats, too many sleep. The Constitution should rule supreme over the Marxist ideology that has ruled laid waste since early the 20th  century.

Since government follows the same agenda taught in our schools for the past century, most of our people see nothing wrong with the government we now have. Generally speaking, each Administration is given a check signed by taxpayers unaware they are paying for illegal powers the Constitution forbids. Experts agree, that if the government was limited to powers mandated to it by the Constitution, 80% of the spending that we pay for “assumed powers” would go away.

Citizens who desire to learn how to hold their legislators accountable would be wise to contact The New England Coordinator of The John Birch Society Matthew Rhodes for information about planning a “The Constitution Is The Solution” seven week seminar in your area at a convenient time. His contact info is tel# 207-391-0970. Without knowledge, citizens surrender their only “policing power at the ballot box” to punish and hold officeholders accountable to the Constitution. Remember, the price of taxpayer ignorance has now climbed to $34 trillion. Check out how much your legislators, state and federal, illegally spend. Go to and click on the Freedom Index.

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My Oh Myocarditis

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 12:00 +0000

Before the needle-in-every-arm brigade began pushing the safe and effective narrative, there was a slew of stories to prepare the battlespace. Things that Pfizer, Moderna, and the FDA/CDC knew were attributable to the “cure” (they were about to unleash) were blamed on SARS-CoV2 infections.

But they were not COVID related, and they knew it.

Two months before Emergency Use Authorization was granted (Oct 2020), Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, a member of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and the Vaccine Safety Team, released a slide deck explaining the tools and safety protocols being deployed in advance of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The 31-page presentation includes a list of Adverse Events of interest related to the rollout.



This information was not widely known in Dec 2020 when the EUA was issued or after the Pfizer/FDA documents were pried from the Public Health Industrial Complex a year later (Dec 2021). We learned that the list of Adverse Events (AEs) was much longer, and everyone in the approval loop knew this injection was unsafe nor effective against COVID-19, but let’s try to stay on task.

Myocarditis repeatedly appears as a side-effect of the vaccine in the presentation and the court-ordered Pfizer doc release, but the story doesn’t end there.

Despite the lack of efficacy and the long list of adverse events, FDA approved the initial EUA in early December 2020, and the full-court press to get a needle in every adult arm began, but why stop there? Let’s get everyone involved. The push began to jab adolescents, despite more than 12 months of data telling us that healthy kids under 20 were at zero risk from infection or spread.

Meryl Nass reminds us that as early as February of 2021, the FDA and CDC had confirmation that myocarditis was a serious and common side effect.

As corroboration, in April of that year, internal emails show the Israelis were deeply concerned about Mycardisits cases appearing four days after injection (but never published the data until November of 2021) despite young men having “a 25 times elevated risk of myocarditis after the shots.”

Feel free to speculate about the delay, but there’s likely a trail of money because,

The CDC and FDA … managed to keep the story under wraps, denying any vaccine problems at an advisory committee meeting. Because what did FDA do on May 10, 2021? It authorized the dangerous vaccine for adolescents who FDA knew were at high risk for myocarditis, carefully hiding that data, and failed to disclose it in the Fact Sheet (despite being required to do so in the 2005 Prep Act).

When the FDA announced its EUA approval for adolescents in early May of 2021, the push shifted to getting a needle in every kid’s arm despite known and elevated heart damage risks. School vaccine clinics began to pop up without much oversight as parents and students, fearmongered for 12 months, were promised a safe, effective, and necessary solution which the experts knew to be false.

It wasn’t until June 2021 (HT again to Meryl Nass) that the CDC had to admit there was a connection between the jab and heat problems despite knowing the risks before any EUA was ever issued. Not that it did much to share the news. The push to unnecessarily vaccinate adolescents continued despite known risks, the excuse being that any chance of myocarditis was less of a concern than the threat of COVID.

But you didn’t need to follow a single so-called ant-vaxxer to see the truth. Every state COVID database was brimming with evidence. Kids were never a vector for cases, hospitalization, or spread until after the COVID vaccine had compromised their immune systems, and even then, positive cases and hospitalizations in the age groups remained low. What did change were deaths caused by an injection that increased the odds of infection and a long list of side effects, including myocarditis.

In the autumn of 2021, healthy athletes dropping dead pierced the veil only to be met with a wall of denials from the Public Health Industrial complex and their water carriers in the media. To this day, you can barely get an admission that this was a known side effect before December 2020.

After it was acknowledged, the narrative shifted to blaming the unvaccinated coronavirus infections, but never the vaccine, and without admitting that the vaccine increased the odds of both infection and spread.

None of this is new, but the connections continue to go unreported, and you should make it a point to ask why. Innumerable individuals have been harmed by the single-greatest act of medical fraud in human history, and it’s almost impossible to find a journalist interested in the story.



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Get Ready for Blackouts and Brownouts All Across America.

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 10:30 +0000

This summer, we are expecting electrical issues, so get your generator tuned up and your fuel tank filled. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the group which monitors our electricity grid, says get ready for blackouts and brownouts all across America.

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The weather forecast for the summer is hot. That means dry, too. This is going to be an “El Nino” year, meaning hotter than average temperatures across the country. Air conditioners and fans are going to get a big workout this year.

NERC says America has built too much of its electrical generation capacity with unreliable wind and solar harvesting technologies. This, NERC expects, will lead to rolling blackouts all across America, most especially during times of peak use.

NERC warned previously that America is building far too many intermittent service power plants, a.k.a. solar and wind farms while tearing down and retiring reliable and still serviceable coal and natural gas generation facilities. Intermittent energy harvests energy from the sky. No sun, no solar. No wind, no electricity. You get the idea; intermittent energy sources work fine … when the conditions are right.

Energy sources that harvest electricity are fine… if you have enough capacity. Since electricity is perishable, you have to use the output when the devices can harvest it. That means during the day when the sun is out… or when the wind is blowing. But those things aren’t available 24/7/365.

Bottom line: An electrical distribution system dependent on the harvesting sources might not always have the amount of electricity we want when we want it.  This is what NERC is warning about. It is the situation our government has intentionally placed us in.

NERC’s assessment of the situation is that the nation’s entire electric grid is at “elevated risk of insufficient operating reserves in above normal conditions.”  When we get a heat wave in the summer, there won’t be sufficient electricity on the grid to supply the things you may want to run, like air conditioners and fans. This is especially true in the evening hours when the sun sets, and the solar panels don’t generate any electricity.

In the Midwest and Northeast, in periods of high heat, the wind tends to go away. Here, a growing percentage of our energy is coming from wind farms.  NERC is anticipating these blackouts will occur in the high-heat events of the summer.  Normal temperatures at this point probably don’t yet cause problems.

The issue is becoming the combination of El Nino temperatures and the reduction of reliable generation capacity in favor of the intermittent harvest sources.  This is becoming more serious with the passage of time.  Not only are we transitioning to unreliable, intermittent energy sources, but we are also adding the need to charge electric vehicles (EVs) from this already overtaxed distribution system, our electric grid.

We could have left well enough alone and added new capacity to the existing coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric generation sources already in place.  That course of action was available. But no… we have to get rid of fossil fuels. Don’t ask what the replacement capacity is… Don’t ask if it will be available in the quantities we need… Don’t ask if it will be available when we need it. That wouldn’t be politically correct.  Just shut up and go along. No sweat, right?

We knew this situation was coming. The warnings were there. The analysis was done. The questions were asked. We knew or should have known a bad situation was in the making. We could have done things differently.

Further compounding the shortage of electric generation capacity is the fact that our greatest adversary, China, has a lock on the supply chain of this unreliable, intermittent dirty green energy generation. Still, States and utilities keep shutting down reliable power plants and building out more of this intermittent power supply.

The power grid in the United States could fail because state governments and federal authorities are forcing us to switch to these new solar and wind facilities, which do not provide the power we need 24/7/365.  These government policies just might break people, businesses, and communities.  That’s what they are intended to do.

We are intentionally setting ourselves up with an electrical power distribution system that only works and only has enough electricity some of the time. This is a recipe for disaster, and the people at NERC are telling us this path is dangerous for America and for you and me personally.

Maybe we will have to take matters into our own hands. It could be time for change at the ballot box.


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How to Get Banned From Truth Social [Updated]

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 03:00 +0000

If you have any sort of online footprint, you get a lot of garbage emails. If you run a popular blog, you get about ten times the amount of garbage email. You also get a separate mountain of great emails, so you have to sift through them for the good stuff. Imagine my surprise when I got this from Truth Social.


Your account has been banned for violating our Terms of Service. Indefinite bans are a rare and severe sanction, and are generally reserved for the most egregious violations of our Terms of Service. If you feel our decision to ban your account was unjust, immoral, or downright wrong, we encourage you to submit an appeal. Please send an email to In the subject line, please write “@Appeal,” along with your username. Our team will review your ban appeal at our earliest convenience. After careful review, we will reverse or uphold the ban.


My first thought was that it was some sort of scam to get me to click on something. You see a lot of those. I see a lot of those. As an example, I can’t tell you how many times my Amazon account has been “suspended.” Never, actually, but they keep trying. So, here I am thinking, yeah. Right. Banned. From Truth Social. Facebook has never banned me. They throttled our content over a straw man argument made by a fake fact checker but never an outright ban. I may have been sent to Facebook Jail once, but I might be thinking of someone else. I’ve gone weeks without using it, so, maybe.

As for Truth Social, It can’t be. I don’t post anything that would qualify as,


  1. Illegal activity and behavior: content that depicts illegal or criminal acts
  2. Fraud: content that contains misrepresentations about a business or its goods and services or impersonates another person or business
  3. Nudity: sexually explicit or nude content or pornography
  4. Violence: content that depicts violence or threat of violence
  5. Underage content; sexually explicit content involving underage children
  6. Prostitution – solicitation or advertising for illegal sexual activity or sex for hire
  7. Counterfeit or illegal sale of goods or services – sale of merchandise or services that are counterfeit, not authentic or are fake goods
  8. Privacy violations – violate or post content that violates a person’s privacy rights
  9. Illegal sale of good and services – sale of or promotion of illegal drugs or services
  10. Intellectual Property – posting or infringing on intellectual property rights without authorization
  11. Doxxing – sharing or threatening to share the private information of an individual without their consent or breach of privacy rights of others.


So, I try to log into the account, and “What do you know!” I’m banned.

The great thing about these new social media platforms that rose up in response to the incontinent toddlers running sites like Facebook is I’m being sarcastic. The ban tells me nothing about why I was banned. That appears to be a thing. We banned you. Guess why?

Excellent, just like dating in High School. Dude 1: What’s wrong with her? Dude 2: I have no idea. Dude 1: Did you ask her? Dude 2: Yeah, that just made it worse.

Unlike dating in high school Truth Social did say I should appeal, which I did, but without knowing exactly what the issue was, the request was more of a “For what was I banned? Please forgive me, and how do I make it end” (which is a lot like dating in High School).

For the record,  most of the ‘Grok social sharing is done by our comment moderator, whom I reimburse with a paltry stipend (it’s hard to find people to do that for free), but I update my personal Gab, Twitter, and Truth Social, just not that often. As such, the lack of new content made it easy to work out what got the algorithm’s panties in a bunch.



I think they think I was suggesting we off poor people. Um, no, Not at all. I don’t even wish death on Liberals. Life is quite literally sacred and should only be taken in defense of life if even that cannot be avoided ( and yes, I’m still fuzzy on Capitol Punishment which I still support for reasons explained elsewhere).

Having identified the not at all offending content, I sent a second email.


Good day,

As a follow-up to my challenge to being banned, it appears to be the last post I shared on Truth Social. The title is “Progressive Trial Balloon: Ethicists Suggest Making it Legal to Euthanize the Poor.”


This piece is a criticism of the Left’s assisted suicide movement and the slippery slope leading to recent suggestions by progressive ethicists in Canada.

At no point do I condone euthanizing anyone; quite the opposite.

Please review the content and, if possible, remove the ban on my account.

While I expect a human to look and discover that the ban was unnecessary and they will unban my account, I am getting the same itch I got when Parlor banned me briefly for no good reason. The scratching sounds to relieve the itch rhymes with” go to hell.” As in, what the heck do I need you for exactly? Truth Social doesn’t drive much traffic to GraniteGrok.

That works both ways, of course. I’m not using the platform aggressively enough to drive a lot of interaction there, so my being gone would go almost entirely unnoticed, but look, I took the opportunity to have some fun with it. And I am, for the record, having fun. And I got a post out of it, so that’s a win.

I’ll let you know if they unban me or if my days on Truth Social have ended. Although, I might not. It’s not that big a deal, and absent some unexpected and totally undeserving mea culpa from them, what exactly do I write?


Update: As of this morning, my account has been unblocked, unbanned, and is once again a fully operation (itty bitty, teeny tiny) social media battle station … or something. The discovery was the result of a random log-in attempt, I was not notified of my return to good standing. 


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Your State House 05/12/23: The Session Is Winding Down

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 01:30 +0000

This week, we met in session for what should have been a short day. We started by agreeing with minor Senate amendments to four bills and a not-so-minor amendment to HB 252, which exempts agriculture from municipal noise ordinances.

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The Senate deleted “agritourism,” which had been debated in the House but narrowly (176-164) kept in the bill. Twenty-five non-controversial bills, including two from my committee, were voted on at once. Then we got to the debates…

SB 128, payment for legal services when facing an involuntary commitment, was debated on the committee amendment, which allowed the state to require reimbursement for these services from those who could afford it. Sounds obvious to me – and to most Republicans; the Democrats insisted that a person in a mental health crisis couldn’t manage to pay. Probably true, but reimbursing the state later should be no problem for those who could afford it – and we heard the average charge was only a few hundred dollars. Nonetheless, the amendment was defeated, 182-201, and the bill passed 207-177.

SB 258, disposal of highway real estate, was killed without comment since it was an attempt to get one specific piece of land transferred to a nonprofit group at less than market value. SB 164, adding “biodiversity” to the process of approving LCHIP (land and community heritage investment program) grants, was tabled without debate since it wasn’t able to define biodiversity in a satisfactory way.

SB 120, regulations for charitable gaming, was debated on only one issue: increasing the maximum single bet to $50. The opposition seemed convinced that every bet would be that high, despite testimony that the average bet was $5 or less. The bill passed 202-182.

SB 272, the parental bill of rights, finished off the morning. Six-floor amendments that weakened parents’ rights were debated and passed, with one or two Republicans voting with all the Democrats. The problem was that seven Republicans were absent and only three Democrats, so they had a majority for the day. The bill was not tabled, 186-199, and then the minority leader moved for indefinite postponement, which passed 195-190. The indefinite postponement means that not only does this bill die, but no similar bill can be considered until after the next election. This is very discouraging, as the bill not only clarified all parental rights in education but required teachers and school personnel to answer their questions honestly, even if it involved gender issues. Some school districts – famously Manchester’s (they’re in a lawsuit about it) – have explicit policies that allow school employees to hide children’s gender explorations from their parents in the guise of protecting them from abuse.

SB 267, requiring environmental rules to consider “cumulative impacts analysis,” passed without debate, 302-77. I was opposed because it seems to be giving the department excessive authority to set policy.

SB195, from my committee, was a clarification of what steel products require Buy American certification. We had approved it unanimously, but a sharp-eyed representative read the bill and noticed that a line was missing between the bottom of page one and the top of page two… so we prepared a floor amendment, I spoke on why it was needed, and the amendment and the bill passed on voice votes.

SB 32, on the opioid abatement fund, was mostly language updating and cleanup; a new section on undefined “harm reduction” was included, and we debated the minority amendment. It replaced that reason for grants from the fund with specific authorization for checking street drugs for contaminants, which is a common problem. The amendment failed, 152-230, and the bill passed on a voice vote. SB 85, on emergency behavioral health programs, was debated on whether it was well enough defined to actually work or whether it was an undefined mandate for various mental health and substance abuse interventions. It was not killed, 159-223, then passed, 271-112. Since it mostly dealt with payment for these treatments, it went to the Commerce Committee for review.

SB 127, a long list of minor updates to Health & Human Services programs, passed without discussion. SB 200, slightly expanding the scope of practice for optometrists and allowing them to administer a few specific vaccines (flu, shingles, Covid), was debated on the minority amendment, which excluded various types of Covid vaccines. I thought the specific prohibitions were excessive and voted against this amendment, which failed 105-275. The bill passed 239-141. SB 239, on harm reduction services to treat substance abuse, had a committee amendment adopted, 249-127, then we debated a floor amendment defining “misuse,” which passed 359-18. After that, the bill passed on a voice vote.

SB 263, permanently authorizing the “Granite Advantage” expanded Medicaid program, took the rest of the day. This was favored by all Democrats and a few Republicans, which meant the rest of us couldn’t stop it. We considered 27-floor amendments to the bill. The most important one came first, giving the program a six-year sunset. This would allow a five-year contract after the current one ran out and so allow it to expire naturally. No luck; it failed, 184-192. After six more amendments, the Democrats moved to limit debate – which would allow the remaining motions to be made and voted, with no speeches, just the short “parliamentary inquiries” that we use to remind people how to vote. This passed 196-169, and so there were no explanations of what was being considered. It didn’t really matter: they voted no on all amendments and made the same parliamentary inquiries (by the same representative!) on nearly all of them. At the end, the bill passed 193-166 and was sent to Finance—a very discouraging debate, if one can call it that.



Representative Carol McGuire

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The FBI Conducted 278,000 Illegal Warrantless Searches in One Year

Granite Grok - Wed, 2023-05-24 00:00 +0000

The best the FBI seems to be able to manage these days is that most of the agents are good, law-abiding folks; it’s just a bunch of bad apples at the top. Good luck with that, especially after a FISA Court report showed the agency “used warrantless search powers against U.S. citizens more than 278,000 times in the year ending November 2021.


“As Director Wray has made clear, the errors described in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s opinion are completely unacceptable,” a senior FBI official told Fox News Friday. “As a result of the audits that revealed these instances of noncompliance, the FBI changed its querying procedures to make sure these errors do not happen again. These steps have led to significant improvement in the way we conduct queries of lawfully obtained Section 702 information.”

“We are committed to continuing this work and providing greater transparency into the process to earn the trust of the American people and advance our mission of safeguarding both the nation’s security, and privacy and civil liberties, at the same time,” the senior FBI official said.


We’re sorry about all the corruption and abuse of power. We pinkie swear we’re working on it. Sure, the same way Lois Lerner is working on tan on a beach somewhere. No one ever got punished for IRS abuses under the Obama Administration in the lead-up to the 2012 elections. And look, no one on the left yelled “election tampering” because it’s okay when you interfere with the election speech of folks on the right.

It is expected. Required! Election meddling is all about Democracy for Demcorats, as is the FBI Obama built. That’s the “Yes You Scan” administration that spied on allies, reporters, and just about everyone for political reasons. They let those roots run deep. They spied on a presidential campaign and a sitting president, running fake investigations based on fake evidence.

But don’t you worry! The FBI has been made aware of its issues and will seek counseling.

Sure. Yeah. Right.

No one trusts you, and I’m not entirely sure that wasn’t the point.



HT | Fox News

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