The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • July 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXVIII

Manchester, N.H.

Did I Nail It Or What? Democrat PAC Citizens for Belknap DID Nominate Lisa DiMartino for NH House

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 21:00 +0000

And you CAN drop that “non-” in front of “partisan” – no one is believing you.  It’s a “revenge” PAC that is loaded up several different ways as I’ve been saying for months with some Republicans (using the “Doug Lambert unnamed” tactic here as he’s been using for a few months at the Belknap County Republican Committee meeting until he melds his “the boney finger” routine” and makes it clear who he is attacking.

Sidenote: see, I do remember his schtick from 15 years ago and the more he talks, the more I remember. And he used to say “the boney finger” all the time.

Now, disregarding “single candidate” races (like Bill Wright for Sherrif, Glen Waring for County Commissioner), this Democrat founded, funded, strategized, and partisan ONLY worked to defeat Republicans in the Primary. What, there were NO Extremist Democrats in Primaries for them to clobber? Nay, not a one according to Citizens for Belknap.  I found that “interesting”, especially given the voting record of Lisa DiMartino (D-Gilford) trying to get back in the NH House. She’s just like the CfB – saying she’s moderate but examine the record if you are a Republican – it’s not even close to “moderate”.  And that’s what the CfB has marketed itself as “Reasonable, Responsible” even as the person guiding it, Brian Beihl, is a far Left Progressive.  Even in the Democrat Party, that isn’t considered moderate.  But I digress – but I did call it right with DiMartino:

 

So, what’s the tally? They are endorsing 17 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 10 Republicans.

Three of those endorsed Republicans, all took union money, are part of the Lang Gang (Trottier, Bordes, O’Hara and were in opposition with the more Conservative Republicans in the Belknap County Delegation).I dryly note that Rich Littlefield, whom I would consider more moderate and voted “with” the Gunstock crowd, got X’d out just like Gregg Hough did in the Primary.  The Conservative Republicans (Comtois, Terry, Varney, McCarter, Ploszaj, Johnson) that made it through their Primaries are, once again, targeted for defeat.

This is in line with the typical Democrat outlook – ANY Conservative hewing to Constitutional values are EXTREMISTS!!!  It’s the new name for the old “TEA Partiers” and I can’t tell you how many Republicans were called TEA Partiers that I, a co-founding member of the NH TEA Party Coalition (TEA Standing for Taxed Enough Already) would NEVER have graced certain Republicans so labeled by Democrats as such.  So, too, now with Extremists but “marketing”.

I AM surprised that E. Scott Cracraft (D-Gilford) got X’d out. 8 Republicans (7 Conservatives) were X’d out. Parity? Not so much.

If this holds, the lock by Republicans on the Belknap County Delegation will be broken for the first time since I’ve lived here (37 years – but dontcha know I’m a “Free Stater” even though Jason Sorens was still in elementary school at that time – thanks Rusty McLear!). That also means that it will be a Delegation that will raise out county level taxes (Government over taxpayers!) and may turn the House majority to the Democrats.

Republicans got outmaneuvered, outspent, and outorganized during this political Black Swan event.

Gary Kiedaisch is happy.

And now CfB is moving its influence to areas outside of Belknap County.  Let’s see if the NH GOP will learn a lesson. Stepanek had better start staying home instead of Florida.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Plantiff’s (Dan Richard) Objection to the Defendants Motion to Dismiss

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 21:00 +0000

I, Daniel Richard, pro se, have filed a complaint against Defendants CHRISTOPHER T. SUNUNU, DAVID SCANLAN, JOHN FORMELLA, SHERMAN PACKARD, CHUCK MORSE, KEITH N. LECLAIR, and DANIEL A. GOONAN, collectively I refer to as “Defendants” for trespassing on the Rights of the Plaintiff by exercising powers not delegated to them by the New Hampshire Constitution, and under the statutory laws of the State.

First, current voting laws within the State of New Hampshire and enforced by the New Hampshire Executive branch of government have been systematically designed and promulgated to permit inhabitants from other jurisdictional states to openly and freely vote within the State of New Hampshire. Altering by statute the exemption for Absentee voting and altering by statute, the manner in which votes are sorted and counted, in violation of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights and the New Hampshire Constitution.

Secondly, not withstanding page 9, paragraphs 25 and 26 of the Plaintiff’s complaint, where he provides the constitutional and statutory authorities for his claims upon which the relief he seeks can be granted, but provides a cause of action in each of his six “XI” claims, which provide Plaintiff’s standing in the instant controversy.

We want to thank Dan Richard for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
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Although the Plaintiff demonstrates a disability in legal form and certain particulars, the merits of his claims are clear and precise when detailing his constitutional Counts and the
associated statutory authorities.

1. First and foremost, the Defendants are asking the court to treat the Plaintiff’s complaint as an argument, and not a set of allegations as required by the New Hampshire rules of civil procedure.

2. In reading the Plaintiff’s pro se complaint, the Defendants ignore a long-standing U.S. Supreme court decision in Cruz v. Beto, 405 U.S. 319, 322, 92 S. Ct. 1079, 1081, 31 L. Ed. 2d 263 (1972), where “. . . “a court faced with a motion to dismiss a pro se complaint must read the complaint’s allegations expansively, and take them as true for purposes of deciding whether they state a claim.”

3. The Plaintiff has alleged real and unequivocal electrical and electronic safety hazards currently exposing him and the public at large. See Count III, pgs. 16-17 of the Plaintiff’s Complaint. It is ironic, that the Defendants, elected to provide safety and security to the Defendants and inhabitants of the State, would knowingly and willingly argue a motion to maintain these hazards in the public domain, exposing the Plaintiff and the public at large to these hazards as complained of by the Plaintiff. Nonetheless, the Defendants did argue to maintain these hazards in the workplace of election workers and to the voting public, in their Motion to keep the Plaintiff’s Expert Witness from testifying to the safety and efficacy of these electrical and electronic tabulating voting machines. By doing so, and successfully, the Defendants elected to keep the instant controversy alive.

4. The Defendants now cannot ask the Court to ignore these existing hazards and dismiss an ongoing statewide safety issue, in light of an upcoming state-wide election that will expose me and tens of thousands of New Hampshire citizens (wearing cardiac pacemakers, electronic AED implants, ear amplification devices, etc) to hazards, which the Plaintiff’s and the Defendants experts have not had the opportunity to testify to and adjudicate? In this regard, I will refer to the report prepared by the Plaintiff’s safety expert, Wayne P. Saya, Sr., and previously made a part of the record by this Court during the above-named motion hearing in question.

MEMORANDUM OF LAW

5. In light of the numerous Federal and U.S. Supreme court decisions regarding the 2020 elections, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvarthe, 493 F. Supp. 3d 331, (2021); 1. DCCC v. Ziriax, 487 F. Supp. 3d 1207, (2020); Democratic Nat’l Comm. v. Bostelmann, 488 F. Supp. 3d 776, (2020), and more cases, the federal courts have made it clear that elections are state-specific and driven by state constitutions and state statutes.

6. For the physical safety of the Plaintiff, the non-safety-tested tabulating voting equipment should and must not be used, and in accordance with the New Hampshire Bill of Rights and Constitution, regardless of the use or non-use of the said voting equipment, the Plaintiff’s vote must be hand-counted, and this hand-counting must include all voters under the equal protection clause of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights and Constitution.

7. The Plaintiff here claims; as in the Delaware Supreme court decision of Anthony J. Albence v. Michael Higgin, et al, docket no. 342, 2022, 1 New Hampshire statute Chapter 669—Town Elections §§ 669:1 — 669:75), contains the following:

(1 Delaware Court ORDER, October 7, 2022.)

a. The Vote-by-Mail Statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Article _____, section ______ as written violates the State’s Bill of Rights and Constitution.

b. The Same-Day Registration Statute also conflicts with the provisions of Article ________, section _______ of the State’s Bill of Rights and Constitution.

c. Additionally, the reason the above-named tabulating equipment does not have a current OSHA safety-rating, is because the voting equipment in question were tampered-with in order to modify their originally intended use. This tampering is a violation of New Hampshire law 659:42. (Tampering With Electronic Ballot Counting Devices), and currently violate the Plaintiff’s due-process rights under Article 15 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights and Constitution, and a violation of federal regulatory law under OSHA.

8. In the instant case, for the purpose of injunction relief, the Plaintiff has clearly established an actual, concrete, particularized, and imminent threat of physical harm as well as harm from a constitutional tort, to establish standing. See Memphis A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Hargett, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit | Oct 15, 2020 | 978 F.3d 378. Compare the federal court’s stance regarding mail-in absentee ballot fraud, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania | Oct 10, 2020 | 493 F. Supp. 3d 331, where the State’s constitution was not invoked.

9. In the case here before this court, judicial intervention is necessary because, as in the Delaware case, supra, statutory deadlines for mail-in registration applies opposite to State’s Bill of Rights, and absentee voting under RSA Chapter 657 ‘as written’ must be deemed unconstitutional in New Hampshire. Compare Democratic Nat’l Comm. v. Bostelmann, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin | Sep 21, 2020 | 488 F. Supp. 3d 776.

10. Preliminary injunction was granted in part because limited relief from statutory deadlines for mail-in registration and absentee voting under Wis. Stat. §§ 6.86, 6.87, 6.88 was necessary to avoid an untenable impingement on Wisconsin citizens’ right to vote, including those voters relying on the state’s absentee ballot process.

11. The Plaintiff cited in his complaint and in oral arguments that the Amendments of Part First the Bill of Rights article 11, for absentee voting in the 1941 were evidence of his claims, (see Count V), see attached certified archive copies of the Constitutional Convention resulting in the amendment of Part I, art. 11 detailing the 2 constitutional exemptions for absentee voting, and the statutes written pursuant thereof.

12. Count V claims that statutes in RSA Chapter 657 expands the exceptions by which absentee voting (mail in voting) may be claimed or exercised, in direct violation of the current constitutional requirements defined by Part I, art. 11, without the consent of the voters required by Part I, art, 1. And the procedural due process required to amend or alter the constitution as required by Part II, art. 100.

13. The Plaintiff motions the court for expedited hearing of expert testimony, and eye witness accounts of poll workers tuning off voting machines, after witnessing them short circuit and malfunction, when paper ballots get wet on rainy days or exposed to hand sanitizer after use of hand sanitizer used at polling places.

14. As the Plaintiff stated in his oral arguments at the first hearing, The state is to blame for the timing of this direct challenge of said statutes which alter and infringe upon the Bill of Rights, without the consent of the voters as detailed in Count II. IV. V. The Plaintiff has exhausted all available means of redress since May 20th of 2019 before the legislature which has jurisdiction to repeal laws under Part First, article 29, but unfortunately the legislature has refused to hear the Remonstrances of the Plaintiff, which is why this complaint is now before this Honorable Court.

15. The Plaintiff notices the Court to take Judicial Notice of the statement made by the Defendants in their Motion to Dismiss, item number fourteen.

16. The Plaintiff submits the following evidence, so that your honor may the judge weather the Defendants statements submitted to this Court in this matter were disingenuous or negligent.

17. Defendants have stated the following in their motion to dismiss, Item # 14

“There is not, nor has there ever been, a constitutional right to have one’s vote hand counted in New Hampshire. Outside of statutorily described circumstances such as recounts, there is no constitutional provision, statute, or jurisprudence that would support such a right.” Defendants Motion to Dismiss Item #14.

18. The Attorney General Office and the Attorneys representing the state and Town of Auburn, have sworn an oath, and they have accepted an emolument, therefore they have a fiduciary duty as trustees of the public trust, to uphold and support the Constitution of New Hampshire and the Constitution of the United States, and the laws written pursuant thereof.

19. The Defendants state there is no law, no constitutional provision, statute, or jurisprudence that would support such a right. Such a statement by the Defendants is not true. Opinion of the Justices, 53 N.H. 640 (1873) May 28, 1873 · New Hampshire Supreme Court 53 N.H. 640, last cited by the N.H. Supreme Court in 1974.

The following sections of chapter 30 of the General Statutes relate to the “Election of Representatives in Congress:”

“Section 4. The meetings in the several towns in each district shall be warned and governed, and the returns of votes for representatives shall be made out, signed, certified, sealed, directed, transmitted, receipted for, examined, and counted, at the same time and in the same manner as provided for the returns of votes for senators.”

“Section 5. Upon such examination and count, the person having the largest number of votes returned in any district shall be declared *642duly elected, and tlie governor shall forthwith transmit to the person so elected a certificate of such election under the seal of the state, signed by himself, and countersigned by the secretary.”

Article 32 of Part II of the Constitution, provides that town-meetings for the choice of senators shall be governed by a moderator, who shall, in the presence of the selectmen, in open meeting, receive the votes, and shall, in the presence of the selectmen and town-clerk in said meetings, sort and count the votes, and make a public declaration thereof, with the name of every person voted for, and the numb’er of votes for each person, and the town-clerk shall make a fair record of the same, at large, in the town-book, and shall make out a fair attested copy thereof, to be sent to the secretary of state.

Chapter 28, “Section 15. The moderator shall, in the meeting, in presence of the selectmen and town-clerk, sort and count the votes, and make a public declaration of the whole number of tickets given in, with the name of every person voted for, and the number of votes for each person, and the town-clerk shall make a fair record thereof at large in the books of the town.”

Chapter 29, “Section 2. The town-clerk shall make out a fair and exact copy of the record of all votes given in at any such meeting, for governor, for councilor, and for senator, upon distinct and separate pieces of paper; shall certify upon each copy that the same is a true copy of said record, and shall seal said copies separately, and direct and forward the same to the secretary of state, with a superscription upon each expressing the purport thereof, on or before the first day of April next ensuing.”

In any case to which these constitutional provisions are applicable, they are the controlling and the supreme law of the state, and, by the statute first cited, they are made applicable to representatives in congress. The constitution and these statutes are too explicit to leave any doubt in our minds of the general duty of the moderator to count the votes, and make a public declaration of the result of his count, or of tlio general duty of the town-clerk to make a record of the moderator’s declaration of that result. The only construction we are-able to give to the words “a fair record of the same” in the constitution, and “a fair record thereof” in the statutes, is, that they mean a record of the “public declaration.” The clerk is not an appellate tribunal to overrule the moderator, or to correct an error in the moderator’s count and declaration, or to make a record, of the votes, in accordance with a count made by himself, or in accordance with any other evidence than the moderator’s count and declaration. The clerk is responsible, not for the accuracy of the moderator’s count or declaration, but for his own accuracy in making a correct record of that count and declaration, and in making a correct copy of the record to be sent to the *643 secretary of state. The moderator’s declaration is to be public, in open town-meeting, in presence of the selectmen, town-clerk, and all others who may take an interest in the election, and be able and willing to detect and expose any error, and obtain a correction of it immediately, when it can be most easily corrected. And ‘the framers of the constitution and of the statutes referred to evidently relied to a considerable extent upon the publicity of the declaration as a means of obtaining a correct count and a correct record, and did not rely upon the clerk as a tribunal for the silent correction of errors, not publicly corrected by the moderator himself in open town-meeting.

20. The Plaintiff cited in his complaint and in oral arguments that the Amendments of Part First the Bill of Rights article 11, for absentee voting in the 1942 were evidence of his claims, see attached certified archive copies of the amendments and the statutes written pursuant thereof. The following statutes requires that the moderator shall count the ballots. And just like they did in 1784, and then 89 years later in 1873, and then 69 years later in 1942, the ballots were examined and counted by hand as voting machines don’t exist during this period in history, this is a historical fact. Prior to the introduction of electronic voting tabulating devices, ballots were examined (sorted) and counted by humans who have hands, but more importantly is the ability to examine ballots and the signatures, in order to verify the legitimacy of the ballot, which a machine cannot do.

21. Revised laws of N.H. 1942, pg. 148, 79. Counting ballots:
Immediately after the polls are closed the ballots shall be examined and the votes for the several candidates and on any questions submitted shall be counted by the moderator, in the presence of the town clerk, the selectmen and the other election officers herein provided. The counting shall be public but within the quad-rail, and shall not be adjourned nor postponed until it shall have been completed, and the whole number of ballots cast for each person and on each question submitted to the voters shall have been announced…

22. With the addition of absentee voting, we see the statutory application that the examination of mail in ballots must be done by hand as a voting machine cannot examine the ballots and the signatures of the mail in votes, therefore they must sorted and counted by the moderator by hand, as this is the usage and custom of the law until the introduction of machine counting of ballots.

23. The Plaintiff moves the Court to take judicial notice that the Town of Auburn failed to provide a hand count box which Atty. Michael Tierney told the court would be made available at the Town of Auburn, which it did not. The Plaintiff protested and refused to deposit his vote in the machine, until election officials went and retrieved a box, putting into doubt the secrecy of the Plaintiffs right to a secret ballot. Such actions are also a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and federal voting law Title 52 U.S. Code § 10101 Voting rights (2) (A), all voters must be treated the same.

WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff respectfully motions this Court for an expedited hearing, due to the urgency of resolving the Safety and Constitutional issues before the election on November 8th, 2022, as stated in this motion.

I, Daniel Richard, swear under pains and penalties that foregoing is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Daniel Richard

Date: October 14, 2022                                                       /s/ Daniel Richard

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hear by certify that a copy of the foregoing was served upon the Defendants Attorneys of record in this matter via the Court’s electronic filing system.

Daniel Richard
Date: October 14, 2022                                        /s/ Daniel Richard

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Sunday Spotlight: A Liberal Until She Saw the Light

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 19:30 +0000

Whether spreading the Conservative doctrine on college campuses, filming documentaries on the Black Lives Matter sham, or raising her young child, this human dynamo will tire you just by looking at her itinerary. She dispels the belief that all young people should be Democrats but that a young Black woman must be a Liberal.

She is a breath of fresh air, a gift to the Conservative movement, and why Candace Owens is this week’s Sunday Spotlight.

Candace Owens is an American conservative influencer, author, talk show host, political commentator, and activist. Owens is a young woman, only 33, but it feels like she has been on the American political scene forever. Born in Connecticut and educated in New England (she attended the University of Rhode Island), Candace was heavily influenced by Liberal philosophy. Being a free thinker, she realized that the Democrat Party was not good for America and certainly not for Blacks. She is not afraid to change her mind. She was once against Donald Trump but realized he was the right man for the Presidency in 2016 and became a vocal advocate.

Owens had the guts to take her Conservative views to the Liberal campuses of America and was one of the original members of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA between 2017 and 2019 as its communications director. In 2021, she joined The Daily Wire, where she hosts Candace, a political talk show. Candace is mature beyond her years and is a gifted communicator. She had testified before various House and Senate committees and sparred with many politicians who challenged her, and most often, she won the debate.

Miss Owens is not afraid to take on challenging topics. She was outspoken about the government and CDC’s response to the COVID Pandemic. She speaks not as a Black American but as an American who feels the restrictions placed on Americans were unjust and will have long-lasting effects. She has been outspoken against Black Lives Matter and specifically against its organizers. She has produced a documentary exposing these people and the real purpose of BLM to accumulate incredible amounts of money for the few at the top of the BLM hierarchy.

There was speculation of Candace Owens entering the political arena, and she did float speculation about running for the Senate. Now a mother, she has reassessed her future and sees herself as a more influential force continuing to spread Conservatism in the public and not the political arena. Her track record of success says she has probably made the right decision at this time.

The Guardian has described Owens as “ultra-conservative,” and New York magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review have described her as “right-wing.” The Daily Beast has called her views “far-right,” and the Pacific Standard called her a member of the “alt-right,” although she has rejected both terms. She was influenced by the works of Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ben Carson, and Thomas Sowell. Owens has said: “The left hates America, and Trump loves it.” She said the left is “destroying everything through this cultural Marxist ideology.”

To say Candace Owens is a complex individual is an understatement. Owens opposes abortion. She has called abortion a tool for the “extermination of black babies” She opposes feminism but does support same-sex marriage. The one thing that you can be sure of is Candace Owens will give you a solid argument for her stance. Her stance may change, but she will be able to defend why.

Candace Owens is an American treasure and watching her career and growth has been a pleasure. Whatever Owens decides to do in the future, you know she will give it her total commitment, and I hope that God will continue to provide her guidance and keep her safe.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Survival Sunday

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 18:00 +0000

First, I am merely an “enlightened amateur”.  Please vet & check on your own.  Caveat emptor.  Consider these to be priming the pump for your own investigations.

Second, I fear spicy time is very close, but even a month of food, water, etc., puts you well ahead of most of the sheeple.  IMHO, set your minimum sights on a three-month period.

Third, two things will be critical for having the best chance of making it through:

  1. Mentality: first and foremost in survival is having a flexible mentality and cultivating the ability to adapt. Vanity has no place in survival.
  2. Develop a meatspace network of people that are likeminded: cultivate your community ties and build alliances with neighbors (note: don’t babble about the Jab or globalists or depopulation, or start pointing political fingers when doing this)… and remember, the first rule of PREP CLUB is that there is no prep club.

And please follow both me, Nitzakhon, on Gab… as well as my blog host Granite Grok and also on Telegram Tommy Robinson Official plus his Urban Scoop site.  And don’t forget posts sometimes get cloned on American Reveille as well.

Note: All quotes as is except for editing curse words.

 

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Top of the fold:

The whole corrupt system is going to profit on us getting nuked

Image from the post:

This is so transparently corrupt it’s un-f*cking-believable.

Biden is going to kick start WWIII because he owes Ukrainian for bankrolling his son and Nancy Pelosi is going to make bank profiteering of what WWIII is going to do to the stock market.

If there is anything that more clearly demonstrates that they see us as just canon fodder for their  megalomaniacal plans to enrich themselves, I have no idea what it could be.

I hope and pray that all these uber-rich pols and so on have their “secret” bolt holes known and targeted.

South Africa May Soon Take Land Without Compensation | ZeroHedge

Socialist precedent.  And if you, a land-owning farmer, can have that land taken away at the government’s whim, what incentive do you have to farm and make improvements?  None.  White people, get out of there.  You’re surrounded and outnumbered.

 

 

Yes, they hate you.

 

Text accompanying the above image:

Michael Yon, War Correspondent@Michael_Yon

MEMA — Gigacide: Vaccine for the coming Global Famine
13 October 2022
London, England

Straight from the Labs of “Nobody can make up this stuff,” someone did. Imagine a herd of woke Dr. Evils laying around the globalist labs, high on drugs, laughing, and saying, “And then after killing tens of millions with fake vaccines, we unleash wolves and global famine, make people afraid of chickens and dolphins. Then force vaccines! And they’ll do it! They’ll fight over priority for the latest death jab! We’ll kill every stupid person on earth, and they’ll be happy! They won’t need Nord Stream ‘cause they will be dead! And the forests will regrow and MEMA! Make Europe Medieval Again.”

Open borders are the Invasion Force. Invaders are being issued phones in America. And with those phones, war instructions and payment can be issued for food rations.

 

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The U.K. government is experimenting on African children by feeding them a bug-based diet – Rebel News

Experimental animals is what the Globalists see in Africa.  Racist much?

 

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Prepper Site URLS:

Most have daily articles; revisit daily.  Please recommend others in the comments.

Ask a Prepper, how to prepare, survive and thrive, latest news

Mother Earth News

The Organic Prepper Home – The Organic Prepper

SurvivalBlog.com – The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.

SHTF Blog – Modern Survival

Survival World – Everything You Need To Know to Survive

Homestead Survival Site – How to Live Off The Grid in Comfort and Style

Urban Survival Site | How to Survive a Disaster in the City

Mind4Survival – Survival and Preparedness

Gray Wolf survival

Sustainable Living (sustainablelivingideas.com)

And three aggregate sites listing their top favorite sites & links too:

TOP 50 SURVIVAL & PREPPER BLOGS

The 50 Best Survival Blogs

Prepper Website – Preparedness • Survival • Alternative News

Specific, one-up articles:

DIY Blackout Survival Kit – Ask a Prepper

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need To Power Up Your Fridge? – Ask a Prepper

Wood Burning Stoves for Off Grid | Sustainable Living (sustainablelivingideas.com)

Actions To Take Immediately After A Nuclear Blast – Ask a Prepper

Related to Spicy Time:

 

 

The Viking in me approves.

 

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Protest harder.  Vote harder.  I am very, very afraid that the avalanche has started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote or protest to stop this.  Spicy time approaches, alas.

Things Fall Apart… With A New Cartoon “Getting Ready for the Spicy” – Granite Grok

 

 

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Short of years and untold wealth, you cannot possibly be fully prepared for everything (I have to keep reminding myself of that).  But even some preparations, ideally at least 90 days of food, water / water purification, etc., puts you head and shoulders in front of the vast majority of the sheeple who will be in jaw-gaping astonishment when the SHTF.  The only relevant questions are:

  1. When does it start?
  2. How bad will it get?
  3. How long will it last?
  4. What will the aftermath look like?

 

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Many civilizations in history have survived multiple, even devastating hits.  They key here is CONFIDENCE.  A CONFIDENT civilization, believing in itself and having a positive view of its destiny, survives.  It is when a civilization is wracked by self-doubt and internal strife that it collapses from injury.

— Nitzakhon

 

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I just started a FORAGING group on Gab.

 

Foraging: One-up articles

10 Wild Nuts to Forage in the Fall (practicalselfreliance.com)

100+ Wild Edible Plants to Forage ~ Forager’s Bucket List (practicalselfreliance.com)

How to Process Soil into Clay for Pottery (practicalselfreliance.com)

Pig Nuts and How To Eat Them | Sustainable Living (sustainablelivingideas.com)

 

 

 

There Is Always Hope – The Organic Prepper

Foraging: Permanent sites:

Foraging (practicalselfreliance.com)

Wild Harvests (arcadianabe.blogspot.com)

Books (permanent feature):

Feasting Free on Wild Edibles (old but good)

The Lost Ways (much more than just foraging)

The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EDIBLE WILD PLANTS FOR BEGINNERS

 

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Deep State / Coming Tyranny / WEF / Globalists (broad):

French Government Isn’t Vaccinated

Surprised.  Not.  I remember a picture of Fauci getting his shot in one arm… but complaining that the other arm was sore.  Gotta keep that story straight, Tony!

The UN’s Diabolical Plan to Destroy the World Economy | ZeroHedge

The FBI’s Tac Vest Fascism › American Greatness (amgreatness.com) (italics replaced by underlining):

Fascim (sic) has always needed a uniform, and the current one is windbreakers and tactical vests with big, government-agency letters blocked out in yellow. These bulletproof vests are not being worn for the agents’ safety: None of these agents actually worries about getting shot trying to arrest middle-aged family men. If they were worried about being shot, they’d come in tanks or send drones or just wait outside like the Uvalde police. 

In reality, the FBI’s and ATF’s vests are like the KGB’s blue-tabbed uniforms or the brown shirts of Hitler’s SA, and are worn for the same reason: They represent the intimidation of unlimited government power against the ordinary citizen. It is the power of the faceless, nameless—they never give their names—and unaccountable bureaucracy. It is the uniform of evil’s enforcement wing. The FBI have become what Hilter’s SA once were: Sturm Arbteiling, storm detachments, storm troops, whose purpose is to achieve obedience through fear. 

Speaking of bullet-resistant equipment, I have several from here.

How To Resist CBDCs: 5 Ways You Can Opt-Out Of This Dystopian Future | ZeroHedge

Just remember – if you’re buying gold or silver, or even bought it within the last several years, there’s a record.  That record can be demanded by FedGov.  Bitcoin is interesting, but remember… grid down, that bitcoin is as viable as a brick.

 

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National Security (specifically):

 

 

China’s Drug Attack On The US

Excellent point about a nation’s memory.

 

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Shortages (broadly):

Forcing Farmers to Join the Rush for Net Zero Will See Millions Go Hungry, Warns Cattle and Wheat Farmer of 40 Years

This is not a bug, but a feature.

 

 

19th Ward Chicago: Food

Some very scary statistics.  What’s even more scary to me is how many will be gob smacked by outright absences of things they used to buy.

A burning Alberta bridge stalls grain shipments, showing the fragility of Canada’s supply chains | Vancouver Sun

Choke points.  Watch them.

“Big Meat” tries to silence its critics

Look local:

Demand USA Beef – Connecting You to Your Local Producer

OOH, I want a chest freezer full of local meat.  OTOH, a chest freezer is dependent on electricity.  What happens when, in the words of our favorite WEF Bond-level villain, ze inevitable cyber-attack takes down the grid?

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cyber-attacks-next.mp4

 

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Inflation:

The “Ingredients” That Make the Inflation Cake – Granite Grok

That chart in the embedded tweet is fascinating… and very scary!  Very related:

Lies, damned lies, and inflation fudgery

Food Cost Jump Sparks Hotter Than Expected US Producer Price Inflation

Inflation Stays Sky-High As Core Prices Soar Above Expectations To 40-Year-High…

 

Canada: Record High Inflation is Making Thanksgiving More Expensive

Inflation in Georgia Soars as Some Locals Struggle to Make Ends Meet

And around the world too.

 

 

I have found this video maker to be really good in general – worth perusing once you’re done with this.  I’ve embedded several from this channel into this post.

Building off this video – remember the Globalist goal: a population so crushed, so demoralized, so desperate and scared, they’ll surrender everything and reach for the “benevolent hand” of Socialism as their savior.  Predicted:

 

 

(Link to AZQUOTES per their policy.)

 

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Enemedia:

 

 

They lie.  Period.  More:

Dems Doctor Photos Of Latina GOP Rep. Mayra Flores – The Lid (lidblog.com)

Nothing new.  The enemedia have doctored pictures and used false videos for decades to serve their political agenda.

 

 

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New section!

Know your enemy:

Journalist Called Child Protective Services on State Senate Candidate—for Celebrating Columbus Day with Her Daughter – PJ Media

Just read some of this “journalist” statements – the seething arrogance is astonishing.  The Left has NO HONOR.

Michigan Proposition 3 Could Usher in Sex-Change and Abortion Tourism for Minors – PJ Media

RTWT (bolding added).

Do the people of Michigan know what this constitutional amendment will actually do? Why isn’t there a bigger outcry from Michigan Republicans, who still hold majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate?

That’s because the GOP, in general, is more interested in invites to the “beautiful people” cocktail parties, leveraging their positions for graft, and having puff pieces about them written in the enemedia.

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/biden-speech-vs-biden-voters.mp4

 

Liberals debate what to do with 74 million Trump voters (wnd.com)

What to do with us?  Larry Grathwohl got a glimpse:

They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter revolution and they felt that this counter revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing reeducation centers in the Southwest where would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be.

I asked, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t reeducate that are diehard capitalists and the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate I mean kill – 25 million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.”

One chilling idea WUO leaders entertained was working enemies of the revolution to death in labor camps, something many so-called progressives today would no doubt favor doing to Tea Party supporters.

 

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Economy at large:

BIDEN ECONOMY: Transpacific Shipping Drops 75% During Peak Season Due to Lack of US Demand

Wow.

A $31 Trillion National Debt Matters Much More Than Most Think | Tenth Amendment Center

That which cannot go on forever, won’t.

This is Fine

This is normal.

Not.

 

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US Stability (broad catch-all):

“The Time Has Arrived”: Building on Same-sex “Marriage” Opinions, Judge Rules for Polygamy – The New American

Anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows that I predicted this years ago.  I also predicted the push for pedophilia.  And doubtless, soon, will be a broad push for “interspecies love”.  The push to destroy marriage, and all morality, continues.

Thief pick-pocketed dead NYC man who lay pinned under truck (nypost.com)

Followup: Woman Who Allegedly Pickpocketed Dead NYC Pedestrian in Custody: Sources

Woman Duct-Taped, Slashed Naked Tinder Date — Then Ordered Doordash: Cops

Texas Mom Sentenced to Life in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Murder of 7-Year-Old Special Needs Daughter She Left Alone to go Party

A nation doomed.  In my mind related:

‘THE HORROR’: Activist complains SC ruling means ‘now I have to be more careful when I have sex’ (bizpacreview.com)

Border disaster by the numbers | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

Invasion.

 

 

Pennsylvania Democrat Gets to Keep Seat Despite Illegal Ballots Likely Handing Him Victory – PJ Media

And then their side wonders why we don’t trust elections.  Related:

Planned Parenthood Accused of Trying to Register Dead People to Vote in Texas – PJ Media

In a Preemptive Move, Democrats Begin Blaming GOP Fraud – PJ Media

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/dems-saying-2016-was-stolen.mp4

 

New York City’s Hospitals Were Not Overwhelmed in Spring 2020 Brownstone Institute

It’s lies all the way down.  I do not see how societal trust ever gets rebuilt.

 

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World Stability (broad catch-all):

Russian Governors Threaten Missile Attacks On Ukraine’s ‘Big Cities’ In A ‘Desire To Seek Revenge’ For The Crimea Bridge Explosion As Top Putin Propagandist Calls For Total War And Return To Brutal Stalinist-Era Operations

Not scared.  And hungry for vengeance.  Yeah, this will end well.  Not.

 

 

19th Ward Chicago: Posted here in case you need a quick reference guide, during the next few week

The DEFCON scale.  Related:

Preparing The General Public For What Has Already Been Decided

The idea that wars can be planned to this level of detail is folly.  Battles often hinge on key decisions made in the moment.  You cannot – CANNOT – game out every eventuality.

Is World War 3 an inevitable outcome of the current financial system?

I fear this is right.  Related:

Now We Know: the Conspirators Want World War III | Dr Vernon Coleman

The conspirators created this conflict. And it is becoming increasingly clear that they aren’t finished with it.

A few months ago, World War III was nigh on impossible.

Today, you’d have to very naïve not to realise that World War III is part of their plan.

We’ve Never Been Closer To A Conflict Between Russia & NATO, Warns Top Czech General | ZeroHedge

What have I said over and over?  That every nation will take every logical step, in the context of what’s known at the time and to protect national interest… until the shooting is inevitable.

NATO to Proceed With Planned Nuclear Exercises Next Week

Genius.  Not.

 

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There’s no stopping what can’t be stopped.  More:

A Hitherto Unthinkable Restraint

 

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Specific to energy:

Britain Faces Possible Winter Blackouts as European Energy Crisis Worsens

EU Prepares for Possible Large-Scale Blackouts in Winter

How gas rationing at Germany’s BASF plant could plunge Europe into crisis | Gas | The Guardian

Newsom To The Rescue

How many times have “windfall profits taxes” been enacted… and failed?  Yeah, about 100%.  But they keep doing them.

 

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Gardening, animals, food preservation, overall health, etc.:

Beginners Guide to Vegetable Gardening – Gardenerdy

 

 

What about chicken liver?  I suspect a similar result.  I was surprised on our last trip to Israel that my older kid liked the chicken liver sandwiches sold by street carts!

 

 

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/gardening.mp4

 

Growing Potatoes in Raised Beds (practicalselfreliance.com)

 

 

Building a Chicken Coop | Sustainable Living (sustainablelivingideas.com)

Daily hacks: Power down? Try salt curing for a low-electricity alternative | The Citizen

Related:

 

 

Links on old-time food storage (permanent feature):

Thanks to the Canning and Preserving group on Gab, I now have these links:

Preserving foods by drying | How to dry foods safely (uada.edu)

USDA-Complete-Guide-to-Home-Canning-2015-revision.pdf (healthycanning.com)

Canning | SDSU Extension (sdstate.edu)

Food Preservation– Canning | Consumer Food Safety | Washington State University (wsu.edu)

Canning Timer & Checklist App | OSU Extension Catalog | Oregon State University

National Center for Home Food Preservation (uga.edu)

Canning Recipes | Ball® Mason Jars (ballmasonjars.com)

If you see others, tell me in the comments.

Books (also permanent):

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking & Curing

Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing

A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game

The Prepper’s Canning Guide

Pickled Pantry

Fermented Vegetables

 

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Big Tech in general:

 

 

The tech tyrants are out of control – spiked (spiked-online.com) (italics in original replaced by underlining):

Without a trial, presumably even without the right of representation, an individual or organisation could have been subjected to severe financial punishment on the say so of some hip moderator in California who didn’t like something they said. Tech tyranny is getting serious now.

You can’t blame us for being confused though, PayPal. You published the policy. Clearly you’ve discussed it. Clearly you’ve thought very seriously indeed about taking money from wrongthinkers as punishment for their polluted morality. We can give you the benefit of the doubt and accept that your idea was published in ‘error’ but this doesn’t distract from the fact that you had the idea, that you gave real consideration to the idea of seizing cash from thoughtcriminals.

We shouldn’t just ‘move on’ from this policy proposal. It’s too egregious for that. That corporate elites in Silicon Valley even thought about stealing money from the anti-woke is a terrifying sign of the times. After all, what is ‘misinformation’? What is ‘hate speech’? These are not neutral categories. They are highly politicised terms used to describe speech and ideas that the elites consider ‘unacceptable’.

Supposedly, they’ve backtracked.  But have they?

PayPal Still Wants to Seize Your Money for Wrongthink – PJ Media

Click on that “Restricted Activities and Holds” section, and you’ll find a long list of “you must nots,” including the expected prohibitions of fraud, selling counterfeit goods, and the like. But included on the list of things you must not do is “Provide false, inaccurate or misleading information.” False, inaccurate, or misleading in the eyes of whom? Why, of PayPal’s Leftist hall monitors, of course, and no one else, including the person PayPal accuses: “If we believe that you’ve engaged in any of these activities, we may take a number of actions to protect PayPal, its customers and others at any time in our sole discretion.” No one else’s. You’ll have no appeal, no recourse, no opportunity to present your side of the story.

And so what PayPal’s still-in-force Acceptable Use Policy is saying is that at PayPal’s sole discretion, it can decide to start fining wrongthinkers and taking thousands of dollars from your account for the sole reason that you don’t toe the Left’s political line. PayPal backed down on fining you for spreading “misinformation,” but few people seem to have noticed at all that it still threatens to fine you for “hate” and “intolerance.” Don’t like drag queens sexualizing primary school children? If a PayPal wonk decides that’s “intolerance,” you could be out $2,500, and remember, that’s just for one infraction alone. If you dare to express your dissent more than once, you could be in to PayPal for tens of thousands of dollars.

When Big Business Pulls A PayPal, We’re All In The Digital Gulag (thefederalist.com)

The Collapse of PayPal is Now a Moral Imperative – America Out Loud

 

 

Big Brother Joe Biden Just Erased Your Digital Privacy Protections With One Sweep of His Pen – Granite Grok

There are no longer limits on the collection, sharing, retention, or publication of digital information. The safeguards established in PPD-28 (2014) for oversight are also revoked, as are any reporting requirements in section five.

The only portions of the original Presidential Policy Directive on Signals Intelligence Activities are the justification for collecting it, hiding it, and the President’s right to use it however they see fit to protect the United States.

The Feds just gave themselves permission to collect any digital data they can scoop up and use it however they see fit.

Related to privacy:

Meta’s VR Headset Harvests Personal Data Right Off Your Face | WIRED

I was talking with the owner of The Shepherd Group – someone with whom I’ve done business several times – and they suggested splitting messages.  Send part of a message through email (secure if possible).  Send part through Gab (and create a group for each collection of people).  Call and give a few words on their voice mail.  This is not impossible to break but unless you’re a really big fish they’ll have to work – and probably won’t – to connect the pieces.

If you do business with them, please tell them I – Nitzakhon – sent you.  In full disclosure I will get a commission.

Also look up book cyphers.  I peruse antique stores to find identical pairs of old books and send one copy to each person I need to communicate securely with.  This, of course, presumes there’s a way to send – still is an internet, or even a post office.  Still, planning ahead.  I suspect that a book cypher message, broken up as above, will be very hard… again, not impossible, just difficult… to break.  For key people I have multiple books so the message can be using multiple books at once.

 

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Self-defense (broad) & Hunting:

The Need for Gun Control

If you like biting sarcasm about gun control, this is your place.

“It’s Become a Political Arm of White House”: ATF Gun Store Revocations Hit 16-Year High

Under the Biden-Harris administration, there has been a considerable rise in gun stores having their licenses revoked by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The Trace reported that 92 Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) had been pulled so far this year — this is the highest number since 2008.

Remember: when a FFL store goes out of business, all its records – every single one like the 4473s – go to FedGov.

New Rule Requires Firearms Dealers to Disclose Buyer Information to Government – Truth Press

I had a purchase delayed a couple of months ago.  Under this rule, my address would have gone to FedGov, and doubtless to their nascent registry.

The Ultimate Guide for Gun & Knife Shows (gunshowtrader.com)

Good to know.  Speaking of, anyone know of any gun shows coming in NH?  I don’t see any listed.

 

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Catch-all miscellaneous:

California makes it illegal for doctors to disagree with politicians (nypost.com)

Can we spell Lysenko?

Virginia State Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Making it a Crime for Parents Not to Affirm Their LGBT Child

You WILL bow to the LGBTQ+.  Funny how this quote comes to mind:

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

– Theodore Dalrymple (a pen name of Anthony Malcolm Daniels)

 

 

 

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Concluding thoughts if I’m moved to comment:

 

https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/117/593/454/playable/af197b5cf8b6ea02.mp4

 

Now, I have a dog in this hunt – I’m in a mixed-race marriage.  I, personally, don’t have a problem with mixing races (obviously).  But I full well understand that there are those, in every racial group, that do want to preserve their racial group.  And I don’t have a problem with that either.  Where I have a problem is that it’s deemed culturally OK for one particular group (*cough white people cough*) to be targeted for interbreeding by the popular culture, but it’s OK for the others to only date within their group???

 

 

Side note: Look how actually diverse whites are in hair and eye color, compared with the “diverse” people on the right.

And please understand, Hashem forbid, if something happened to my wife I would only look for a Jewish wife, preferably more devout than I.  Culturally and racially I’m Ashkenazi, though I’ve recently discovered that I pronounce prayers in the Sephardic tradition… and while I like gefilte fish occasionally, I far, far, far more prefer Sephardic and Mizrahi food.

 

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Also, do consider purchasing from my Zazzle store.  One product that I am surprised has not gone viral:

 

 

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LET’S GO BRANDON!

 

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Why Did The NH Hospital Association Stop Tracking The Vaccine Status of COVID Patients?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 16:30 +0000

In late July this year, the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), which looks like a lobbying organization that launders millions in public money to enrich its board and promote the latest thing, stopped publishing a key COVID metric. The vaccine status of people hospitalized with COVID-19.

That question and the title might, at this point, be rhetorical. We know why. It was the latest thing. The Public Health Industrial Complex passed through the final stage of narrative grief and accepted that there was no pandemic of the unvaccinated. Quite the opposite. But that’s no reason not to cling to a talking point tangentially.

If we stop reporting it, maybe they won’t notice. “Because” public health!

And that’s the real problem.

The NHHA receives money from the Feds and NH DHHS. Millions of dollars. National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program $1,441,902. Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program $1,150,388 (I’d love to know what they spent that on because it wasn’t small rural hospitals in NH). Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Aligned Cooperative Agreements $957,032. They also received COVID funding.

Public money is not lacking, nor are salaries and benefits for the folks running the NHHA. The President of this “non-profit” of 13 employees makes over $400k/year. The Executive Vice President raked in $173k/year. The Senior Vice President of State Relations makes 127k/year.

We assume this means they have the tools and the talent to do whatever they do. And what are they claiming they do?

 

 

About that.

If the goal is to use all that money to improve the health of patients and the community, would it not be in the best interest of the same to know if the majority of people hospitalized with COVID are vaccinated so they can act accordingly to protect their health?

How often were we told that we needed to wear useless masks, pointlessly distance ourselves, and unnecessarily close a business, lockdown, or quarantine for the good of the health of the community?

Let’s say more times than the NHHA got state or federal money, though it might be close.

If “vaccinated” creates a high risk of COVID communicability to, oh, I don’t know, our most vulnerable or high-risk Granite Staters, isn’t hiding that bad for the health of patients and the community (the hospitals) serve?

Is it just too embarrassing to admit that you told us we needed to get that “vaccine” or a booster even after it became apparent this might be making matters worse? Something the Public Health Industrial Complex is still doing, even though members like the NHHA can’t bring themselves to publish the COVID vaccine status of people hospitalized for COVID in New Hampshire.

And that brings us back to the rhetorical headline.

If none of this has anything to do with public health, why are you getting public money?

 

 

HT | The Reader who did most of the leg work

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Palate Cleanser – The Joy That Comes Only Once A Year

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 15:00 +0000

And he is enjoying it EVAH so much!

 

That CERTAINLY is a pile of leaves!

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Get Rid of Career Politicians or Enjoy More Rising Prices

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 13:30 +0000

Are readers hoping prices will be rising on heating fuel, gas, and electricity? Are they in favor of shortages, higher rents, and interest rates? Then vote for all the incumbents that have made lives more difficult, and more expensive and they will enjoy more of the same coming along as soon as these career politicians are returned to their cushy jobs of rubber stamping higher taxes, more regulations, and less freedom of choices.

Like most, my standard of living has gone down. Had a delivery of heating fuel today and the cost was over $1,000, almost twice what it has been in years past and about 80% of my SSA monthly check — that hurts. My daughter lost her apartment because her rent went up by $700, and renters know this is now the norm. Inflation hurts everyone and the establishment has no motivation to change. They expect you to go along as you always have and return them to office.

On the other hand, we could decide to take a chance on replacing these career politicians with some new blood. I’m talking about candidates who are not part of the establishment, which says they are reasonable and responsible but are the very ones who have voted for every failed policy and irresponsible economic disaster that has been visited on our lives and that of our neighbors. Believe in all the empty promises they make now just like all the others they promised before, but before, consider if you want more of what they have already given or do you want change?

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Annie McLane-Kuster Hates Italians

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 12:00 +0000

So on Columbus Day, Annie McLane-Custer made it a point to commemorate “Indigenous People’s Day,” and to ignore Columbus Day:

What a moron. The Genoese’s (in those days, there was no Italian identity … rather, Italians identified with their City-States) discovery of the New World was the most important event in history:

Needless to say, Annie would have no idea what you were talking about if you were to ask her to explain why the world would be a better place if the Colombian Exchange had never happened. So I’ll descend to her intellectual level and pose this question instead: Annie, why do you hate Italians?

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Data Point – Animated Population Growth Chart

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 10:30 +0000

OK, I found it mesmerizing (even if you didn’t). I have to admit, I’ve watched it several times as it’s info I’ve never run across before presented in a way that I kept staring at:

 

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Thanks, Doug Lambert, for reminding me that I had unfinished business with Tim Lang

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 01:30 +0000

He’s such a pleasant fellow, isn’t he? But I don’t think his Anger Management classes have quite made the grade if you watch his expression at the end. At least he didn’t totally lose control of anger as he did here (scroll down to the middle of the post here starting at 18:00). His message rings hollow especially given how he himself has denigrated fellow Republicans and Gunstock Area Commissioners Peter Ness and Dr. David Strang over and over and over and…well, just call it continuously over months to get them to resign (see my Gunstock videos). And he just bad-mouthed the BCRCExecutive Committee to their faces just before this outburst (video to be up soon).

This is just another Doug Lambert technique in making himself be “the good guy”, the “white as the driven snow dude” (how appropriate!) but he keeps forgetting the sneering attitude he employs while doing so. He really does think he’s rather clever in insulting people to their faces without using their names as in this case (he’s done this often in the past and is resurrecting it once again). He also conveniently forgot to mention how MANY of his posts here on GraniteGrok where he [politically] also took shots at anyone (including LOTS of Republicans) he didn’t like for years.  Sorry Doug, you don’t get to wash your hands of your own actions and get away with it. 

It will be clear that he’s just posturing when I gather them all up. But I do thank him for reminding me that I had unfinished business – which, I point out to him AGAIN, I didn’t start – Tim Lang did.

That would be current NH State Rep Tim Lang and who is running for NH State Senate. He also cosponsored the amendment to HB1397 which would have removed oversight by anyone of what the Gunstock Area Commission had over the operations of Gunstock Mountain Resort. He has also accepted Union PAC money (via Brodie Deshaies’ Common Sense PAC). He also took umbrage at the fact that I had taken NH State Rep Harry Bean’s LtE to the Daily Sun that said that Republicans need to learn to compromise with Independents and Democrats. Yes, head-scratcher so in my response, I asked Bean several questions that begged “and how do you compromise with THESE Democrat policies?” (near the bottom of the post).

But Lang took exception to that with this email:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Rep Timothy Lang” <tim@votetimlang.com>
To: Skip@granitegrok.com
Sent: 10/8/2022 6:29:25 PM
Subject: Harry

Harry is in the hospital, battling for his life. Probably doesn’t need your bullshit right now.

-tim

As I said here:

Well, that bit about Bean was news to me and after my post had been published.  While I get informed about a lot of things, it would be hubristic of me to assume that I know everything and Lang assumed I did. I’m not putting the details in this post but his condition is dicey and prayers go out to him to get better.

So I got called out for something I knew nothing about at the time of my writing.  But I still stand by it because if someone puts something out into the public arena, it’s free to be commented on. And I did – and asked a lot of questions about on topics on which he’d compromise – and I would have a hard time to figure HOW to come to ANY compromise on anything.  Tim Lang decided to ignore all that with his email when I responded with:

On Oct 8, 2022 6:33 PM, Skip <Skip@granitegrok.com> wrote:

How’s that Union money doing fer ya, eh?

-Skip

So even though he took note of the post, he declined to defend Bean’s supposition and simply retorted with…hold off a sec. So I asked him more questions:

So, I challenge you NOW, in an abbreviated written fashion rather than our oral version.  Here are the same questions that were asked of Harry – now they are yours to answer albeit in a somewhat different construction:

  • Given that you were acting in concert with Democrat leaning Citizens for Gunstock group/Citizens for Belknap PAC and laundered money from Democrat leaning Union PACs, how would you vote on a bill that would institute an income tax, a sales tax, or any other broadbased tax?
  • Given that you were acting in concert with Democrat leaning Citizens for Gunstock group/Citizens for Belknap PAC and laundered money from Democrat leaning Union PACs – what’s your compromise on the Second Amendment where the Democrats want to put stringent restrictions on citizens bordering on complete civilian disarmement (think David Meuse) – how many of your firearms are you willing to compromise on?
  • Given that you were acting in concert with Democrat leaning Citizens for Gunstock group/Citizens for Belknap PAC and laundered money from Democrat leaning Union PACs – How about your compromise on Parental Rights? Both Democrat Congresstwits Kuster and Pappas just voted down legislation, sponsored by Republicans, that would put Parents TOTALLY back into control of the education and health concerns of their children. That members of your “Lang Gang” either voted for or took a walk?
  • Abortion? Republicans want to save the life of that unborn child.  How can you compromise with Democrats that are perfectly fine with killing it?
  • Charter schools? Homeschooling?  Other alternatives?  Education money to follow the child instead of remaining in a given zip code for teachers unions? What’s your answer?

After all, being a potential constituent, his website is TOTALLY devoid of any substantive information on how he stands on the issues of the day.  I am sorry to report that the only answer I received from Lang was this:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Rep Timothy Lang” <tim@votetimlang.com>
To: “Skip” <Skip@granitegrok.com>
Sent: 10/9/2022 11:15:19 AM
Subject: Re: Harry

I will use all my campaign contributions to beat the Democrat running against me, keep the seat red, and keep the GOP majority in the Senate.

You’re concern for Harry is noted.

-tim

You made yourself the new center of my attention by emailing me out of the blue  – not Harry. No one reading this has any idea what your agenda will be.  Unfortunately, too many Republicans have the only thought that he has.  He’s forgotten what comes next (rather, doesn’t want to tell us).

Winning is only a precursor; what comes AFTERWARDS is the most important

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Hollywood Turning a Decades Old Cartoon Character into a Lesbian is Not “Groundbreaking”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-10-16 00:00 +0000

It’s never a slow news day, and I confess I had planned to drop a climate post in this spot, but then I tried over some stupid on my way there, and it demanded that I write about it. Velma from Scooby Doo, the brainy girl with glasses, is officially a lesbian.

Clips from the brand new movie “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!,” which show the Mystery Inc. member googly-eyed and speechless when encountering costume designer Coco Diablo, have gone viral on Twitter, confirming suspicions held by the “Scooby” fan base for decades.

“OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY,” reads one tweet, which has over 100,000 likes.

Not for nothing, but Netflix would have made her a black-skinned Asian lesbian, which (coincidentally) is what HBO did. #Velma is from India (part of Asia) and is dark-skinned. I’m not sure what her pronouns are, or if she prefers the penis or the vagina but to make up for that, HBO took the rest of “The Gang,” except for idiot Fred, and race-shifted away from white.

 

I don’t want to show off my psychic powers, but something tells me that Fred hasn’t been kept white so that his character can be treated with respect and dignity.

Oh, apparently there’s no Scooby-Doo in a Scooby-Doo derivative rip-off show. How do these Hollywood Geniuses keep reading my mind about what I most want in a Scooby-Doo reboot?!

 

Ace of Spades has more details and some entertaining #GoWokeGoBroke stuff that might make you smile. Gay Superman (Jon Kent) got canceled by DC Comics for reasons known to everyone, but whoever thought it was a good idea. That’ll happen when you exist inside a fishbowl.

Critizive middle America and flyover country all you like, but they are your customers, and given how little disposable income is left after two years of uninterrupted Democrat rule, even if they found a few bucks in the couch, giving it to people who hate their way of life and insult them for being too stupid to embrace their enlightened lifestyle seems unlikely.

There’s also a rumor that it was just plain old bad. Lousy. Garbage. And that’s typical. When the story centers almost entirely on someone coming out of whatever it is, even fans who might be willing to let that pass will stop paying attention. Okay, he’s gay. Is there another story in here someplace? Because, and maybe you missed this, the majority of plotlines in most superhero stories spend little or no time on who they’d like to F***!

There’s nothing groundbreaking about it, and it’s gotten a bit tired.

 

 

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Notable Quote – It’s Narcissism All the Way Down

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 22:30 +0000

Having surrendered most of his technical skills to the corporation, [the contemporary American] can no longer provide for his material needs. As the family loses not only its productive functions but many of its reproductive functions as well, men and women no longer manage even to raise their children without the help of certified experts. The atrophy of older traditions of self-help has eroded everyday competence, in one area after another, and has made the individual dependent on the state, the corporation, and other bureaucracies.

When one observes the behavior of the new modern woke, [Christopher] Lasch’s words are stunningly prescient. The college kids literally screaming like toddlers when faced with a speaker they don’t like, the transgender people asserting that their truth is all that matters, the you-go-girl amateur psychologists helping mentally wobbly people to demand respect even if they haven’t earned it. This is the world The Culture of Narcissism predicted. These aren’t the old communists with their “dialectical materialism” and pseudoscience about the tectonic plates of evolutionary social change. These are babies with no secure sense of self throwing tantrums. A comment on a YouTube video I recently came across is very telling. The clip shows some colorful teenage dancers in a 1980s club from 40 years ago. Being in college at the time, I was actually scanning YouTube looking for my old self. Yet what caught my eye was a comment below the video, a remark left by what I assume was a younger viewer: “They all look so confident.”

The woke are not egotistical, assertive activists. They are those without a self, without history, and without confidence. More than 40 years after the publication of The Culture of Narcissism, Lasch’s screaming tyke is running the culture.

-Mark Judge (To understand the woke, you have to understand The Culture of Narcissism)

 

(H/T: Instapundit)

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A Few Words on All the Tips, Leads, Links, and Incoming Content We Get from Readers Every Day…

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 21:00 +0000

It’s no secret that we get a lot of emails—tons of links, pics, content, memes, video, suggestions, and ideas. Keep it coming. We appreciate the help. You are not just crowding sourcing the internet for us. It suggests topics on which you’d like our thoughts. So, about that.

I want to thank you but remind you that there is a fraction of it to which we can get and, in part, find the time and interest to develop.

As most of you know, I work a full-time job and am a full-time husband, father, dog owner, and homeowner. Blogging is not my job, though I’d love it if it were. As such, I feel compelled to remind folks that not everything pressing or time-sensitive, or even important to me, will get from you to these pages.

A recent example is BLM doxxing a high school kid and their family. It’s a great story that exposes the extremism, intolerance, and hypocrisy of the political left. I just couldn’t get any wind under its wings despite the help of our unofficial “research assistants.” You guys.

Some stories just don’t give me that spark when I first see them, while others light up and seem to write themselves in short order. I pondered the Pappas Ad with the Russian family in it but was going to let it slide when I opened an email where someone suggested that we should write about it. At that moment, the headline came to me, along with how I’d present it. I published it 20 minutes later.

Related: Chris Pappas Can See a Russian Family Having Dinner From His Front Porch

That’s how I work. Sometimes I get a tip or a link, and it sits for days before I see how I’d write it, and then I do. And, more often than I’d like, I get good stuff and just never get to it.

It’s not personal. It’s just how this process goes for me. Your excellent lead or link or story idea is not less of any of those things because I can’t get into it at the time. And I have been known to forward them to other Groksters to see if it sparks their interest.

All the memes and graphics you send (keep them coming as well) get forwarded to Nitzakhon for consideration in the Monday Meme and both Overflow posts. He does them better, so I’ll keep sending those his way.

As for other ways to get your thing on our pages, write an op-ed and send it to us. I know writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone and certainly not the way I do it, but your letter might be what gets one of us motivated to pursue a story or line of inquiry.

And we are working on another alternative that is an old feature on the  ‘Grok. We used to have a section reserved to post links to content “for which we did not have time.” It languished, often un-updated for days, so we yanked it. Earlier this year, I asked to get it back, but the original feature disappeared off the back end. It will need to be rebuilt. Our webmistress has not had the time (she is backed up with other customers), but we want it back.

When it arrives, we can deposit some of the many links you send us there, so keep them coming.

And thank you. We appreciate the continued time and effort each of you takes to share things with us you find exciting or news worthy. And as always, thanks for reading!

 

 

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Yeah, Gregg Hough still hasn’t learned the shovel/hole admonition.

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 19:30 +0000

He just keeps angering a whole bunch of folks in the Republican arena lately – unforced errors.  I put a short list together here:

  • Gov. Sununu said he wanted him defeated
  • The NH House Freedom Caucus believes he’s nuts for picking a fight with GraniteGrok
  • The Democrat PAC Citizens for Belknap (even after doing their bidding) marked him for defeat in the Primary
  • And Rep and candidate for NH Senate Tim Lang decided vote for himself for Vice-Chair of the Delegation instead of voting for Hough (a bit of disrespect in that Lang knew he’d be out of the House come January while Hough could have possible been selected as the Primary hadn’t yet happened).
  • And decided to lambast the Belknap County Republican Committee’s Executive Committee this past Wednesday night for not picking picking up the Gunstock Audit Report (which I found out hadn’t been generally released at the time of the meeting).

Well, I can add a Gunstock Area Commissioner and the BCRC Treasurer to that list.  Dr. David Strang was provoked an email by Hough and has given me permission to post it. Yes, it starts before Wednesday’s meeting – when Strang heard what Hough said, he sent this thread over (reformatted slightly, emphasis mine):

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 06:43:40 PM EDT, Gregg Hough <gregghough2020@gmail.com> wrote:

Greetings All,

My request to rid BCRC meetings of the Granite grok has fallen on deaf ears.  Aside from the numerous attacks on me and others in the Republican Party in Belknap by the grok, below the link shows that you have willingly set the table and now the jackals are coming to dine.  The choice to allow this rests on the EC of the BCRC.

Action is no longer a request but a demand! Rid the BCRC of this poison so that we may begin to rebuild our Fractured brand.

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/steven-hepburn-vote-out-the-old-vanguard-insert-moderates-in-upcoming-general-election/article_583ba066-432e-11ed-a542-f763384a4c26.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

I dryly note that Hough is quoting a Letter to the Editor from a hard Left Democrat – as if THAT is supposed to convince other Republicans. Great choice in debate materials.

Regards,

Representative Gregg Hough
Belknap County district 3, Laconia
Labor, industrial and rehabilitative services committee
Resource, Recreation and Development Committee

I again observe that when the Chair read the BCRC’s decision that his complaint about the ‘Grok was unfounded, Hough said nothing.  But Dr. Strang did take notice of “but a demand” bit – as if Hough had any Power to make such a demand. And a bit of backstory that I bet most people haven’t heard before. I’m betting that Hough wasn’t pleased:

On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 12:02 AM david strang <davidstrangmd@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dear Gregg:

I am writing in response to your terse email of Oct. 4th (below) to the BCRC Exec. Cmte.  I apologize that you have not yet received a formal response to your request (now demand) that Skip Murphy and therefore the GraniteGrok, be removed from our monthly meetings.  As you took the time to make a formal presentation to the EC on your view, we indeed owe you a response.  On behalf of the EC, I apologize for the tardiness of that response.  Please look for a formal reply from Chairman Silber in the next 1-2 days.

Regarding the rest of your email, I must say you are in no position to demand anything of the BCRC, much less its Exec. Cmte.  You have not been a regular attendee to our monthly meetings until just a few times most recently and were notably absent for most of 2021 and 2022.  You have not contributed to any of our fundraising efforts in the past two years or even purchased a ticket in their support.  In addition, after the fuss you and your wife created last year over her desire to attend our meetings as a registered Democrat, we specifically adjusted our attendance policy to accommodate her, contingent upon her (ultimately) changing her party of registration.  Despite our willingness to show deference to her and your claiming that she had changed her party of registration, she has never attended a single BCRC meeting that we know of.

When I called you on Aug. 1 to warn you that Citizens for Belknap was a Democrat organization with ties to George Soros and that Gunstock was not the brass ring on this carnival ride, but rather your seat in the Delegation and Legislature was, you ignored my advice and replied, “thank you very much.”  How did that turn out?  You lost in the primary to which I can only respond, “I told you so.”  You joined with this leftist group and appointed a hard left Democrat (Denise Conroy) to the GAC whose own Twitter page had a posting calling for YOUR defeat in the primary.  Shame on you and Harry for failing to do your homework.  Despite your collusion with this leftist group, they continued to call for your defeat in the primary and it worked.

Yep forgot that with that last bit, the Gunstock Area Commission was against him.

Now you forward a LTE from Stephen Hepburn in your email attack yesterday and change your request to exclude Mr. Murphy and Granite Grok to a “demand.”  Do you know who Hepburn is?  He is registered as a “Hard Democrat.”   Once again, you are taking advice from Democrats.  Shame on you.  Rather than defend the Republican brand, you seem more comfortable attacking us on the EC and all that the BCRC has accomplished here in Belknap County.  Shame on you.  Given this desire and your clear comfort in forwarding Democrat talking points, perhaps you are registered in the wrong party Gregg.  Perhaps you might have had a different outcome on Sept. 13th if you had run on the Democrat ticket.  Your recent talking points and actions certainly seem aligned with their goals.  In summary, you are in no position to demand anything of our organization.  Perhaps in a moment of quiet reflection, you will understand that all of this disunity in our County Committee was in fact caused by you, your disloyalty and your traitorous actions in colluding with Democrats over Gunstock and NOT by the actions of the BCRC Exec. Cmte. which remains loyal to the conservative, Republican cause.  Remember, even Gov. Sununu called for your defeat in the primary.  In the meantime, feel free to take tactical advice from the Democrats.  It has worked so well for you thus far.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Belknap County Republican Committee,

David E. Strang
Treasurer, BCRC

Well, that was a series of broadsides, wasn’t it?  I realize there’s a whole of bolding going on there but Hough opened himself up for it.  He should have quit right then but instead, he picked up a bigger shovel:

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 02:42:52 PM EDT, Gregg Hough <gregghough2020@gmail.com> wrote:

Treasurer Strang:

Your response in which you state is on behalf of the Belknap County Republican Committee is frankly the most unprofessional representation I have ever seen from a Sanctioned Republican body.  Your brazen, baseless, incendiary accusations and conspiracy theories are beneath the position in which you hold and the Committee in which you represent and ultimately the New Hampshire Republican Party as a whole.

I sir am a sitting New Hampshire State Representative  but more importantly I am a Republican and a resident of Belknap County and as such I have every right to ask, beg, or demand action and accountability from my party at any level.  Instead of asking me outright about any of your claims you simply engage in this sophomoric approach.

Let me be clear in answering each of your accusations.

Accusations?  Rather, observations of your action and quoting your own words

  • Attendance – I have a full-time job that requires my presence 40 hours a week.  Also, my shift is generally from 1pm – 10pm.  I serve at the NH House of Representatives where I serve on 2 separate and standing committees.  This has been further complicated by the House Fire of April 7th, 2021, where I lost my home, most of my belongings, and my mother-in-Law lost her life in the fire, that day I was in session at the NH House.  Also, while holding all these responsibilities together my father’s wife died 6 weeks after the fire, I have had to take care of him since he is in poor health a diabetic and 81 years old, and I developed cancer a month or so later.  Also, I have been faithfully attending my responsibilities as a member of the Belknap County Delegation.  I also have started a chapter of the NHGOP in Laconia, the Laconia Republican committee in which I serve as Chair.  I point out all of this because I am not always available to attend, and I go when I can.
  • Contribution– I bought tickets to the event hosted by the BCRC that replaced the Mount Washington Cruise, even though I couldn’t attend as I was bringing my daughter to college in Texas on that date. I have bought and sold tickets each year to Representative Beans 4th of July event, as well as bought plenty of raffle tickets and other like things and my wife has worked those events as well.  I have contributed plenty to the BCRC in fact the amount I have contributed financially far surpass the support the BCRC didn’t give my campaign, so you are incorrect in your arrogant allegations.
  • The Fuss I created over my wife.-  Your short sightedness and poor memory speaks of your loyalties.  Literally my wife worked to get the lot of you elected to the BCRC and you folks had the audacity after all she did to make that happen for you to give her a hard time because she didn’t change her party affiliation quick enough for you.  She worked at that time 1 ½ hours away from home and was gone in the morning before the sun came up and home after the sun came down and on Fridays, she worked in the schools cleaning kids’ teeth through a grant program she put together through the state with private dentists to help sponsor and donate time as well as supplies and was given a national award for, so getting to city hall was problematic during business hours.  She has attended several meetings.  Also, my daughter was applying at that time to the US Naval Academy Annapolis and required a recommendation from a US Congressman or Senator.  As our US Delegation is all Democrat, she didn’t want to change her designation until after that process simply because our daughter is more important to us than listening to the Executive Committee pontificate at the meetings. Again, you are wrong!
  • The big warning – You had weeks to call me at any time about anything, yet you called me literally 2 minutes prior to the delegation meeting that was called by the quorum pertaining to gunstock. You say to me in your official response email, “how’d that work out for you?” and “I told you so”.  Then you say I “joined with a leftist group” and that I was “in collusion with a leftist group”  You are a Stupid man who sees conspiracies under every rock, and that will soon be proven.
  • The Democrat – Again you can’t seem to follow reality.  I warned in the tribunal set up by the Executive Committee and Skip Murphy of the dangers of his constant writing and video recording of BCRC meetings and said sooner or later the enemies of the Republicans would use this information against us.  You all ignored it, and it continues.  Hepburn’s piece was proof of my warning months ago!!  Yes, I know who he is, the communist operative from Gilford.  He actively hounds all Republicans in social media, and the newspaper and I have personally gone round after round with him in social media.  He is garbage and I am defending the Republican brand; it is you and your allegiance to  Murphy that is in question! He is actively attacking Republicans; you know, the people you and the rest of the executive committee vowed to protect when sitting in my basement asking for support 2 years ago.  You have done zero to honor your promises to the Republicans in this County, and you actively engage in pitting Republican against Republican.  Republicans are not monochromatic like Democrats.  We all aren’t mindless followers and although any Republican can choose which party platform planks, they may follow, you as a Republican Committee charged with handling the affairs of the Republican Party don’t get to pick who’s Republican enough.  The fact that there are some 15,000 Registered Republicans in Belknap County and your Committee has like 50 members is a joke!  If your committee was not incompetent, none of the attack on me or the other republicans would have been tolerated but you enjoyed it and allowed it to happen and you bring in the Grok to help facilitate your personal vendetta.
  • Disloyal and Traitorous – I honestly wonder what color the sky is in your world!  How am I not loyal to the conservative cause?  My voting record is exemplary.  My ratings over two years are 95.5% and 100%.  What you are referring to is obviously Gunstock!  The truth comes out, you’re mad at me because you did a garbage job, and everybody knows it.  Throwing slings and arrows at me doesn’t change that fact one bit.  I certainly don’t take advice from Democrats, and your insinuations are fantasy.

The rest of your response is utter nonsense and since I have not heard from the rest of the BCRC executive committee as you claimed I would. I can only assume that you in fact speak for them as you claim.  As such I will make this chain available to every Republican in this County and State so they may see just how un-hinged and ineffective you and the BCRC leadership is.  Maybe for your next useless speaker you could find someone who could explain to you how not to screw up an election year!

Representative Gregg Hough

Ah, just the same schtick – from a personal animus make public to people who couldn’t care less. I’m betting that I’ll reach more folks than your email list will. And they most likely will look at it and go “TL;DR” (too long, didn’t read).  As opposed to ‘Grok readers that deliberately come here to read our stuff.

Sidenote: or, if you haven’t, sign up for our Daily ‘Grok to get our daily email digest – look at the top right corner of this page!

And Strang is right – not much self-awareness in how he aided, knowingly or unknowingly, in achieving the Democrat founded Citizens for Belknap PAC results – truly, the epitome of Lenin’s definition. Nice to see who Hough just called “useless”:

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: david strang <davidstrangmd@yahoo.com>
To: Gregg Hough <gregghough2020@gmail.com>
Cc: PAUL TERRY <revpaul51@verizon.net>; Norman J. Silber <njs@silbersnh.com>; Marc Abear <sea1mra@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 07:30:50 PM EDT
Subject: Re: [The Laconia Daily Sun] Steven Hepburn: Vote out the old vanguard, insert moderates in upcoming general election

One more thing Gregg.  I will be happy to inform Cmr. Frank Edelblut, Lily Tang Williams, Karoline Leavitt, Don Bolduc, Kevin Smith, Thad Reilly and a myriad of others that you, a former Republican member of the NH House consider them a “worthless speaker.”  Your true colors are showing.

I’m quite sure that Brendan Smith of the Weirs Time, who spoke this past Wednesday at the BCRC, will be quite happy to hear that he is useless.

 

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Good News: SCOTUS Refuses to Hear NH Dems Petty Lawsuit

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 18:00 +0000

The NH Democrat party is miffed. The US Supreme Court refused to hear their case. They claim they want a provision that allows disabled legislators to participate remotely in House Sessions. That’s not what they want, but we’ll get to that momentarily.

Reformatted.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up the bid of New Hampshire House Democratic leaders who want to let lawmakers with disabilities attend sessions remotely. Without comment, the court denied the request to take up the dispute over whether House Speaker Sherman Packard, R-Londonderry, had “legislative immunity” over his decisions regarding House rules.

 

The Democrats say this is about public health and cramming 400 reps into a room, and the disabled or those with health issues that make them high risk should be able to participate from anywhere. You know, public health and all that. But New Hampshire “representatives” have been meeting in person for over 300 years (more or less) without regard for any such provision. If you made it great, if not, send someone else who can.

That sounds harsh, but before the Left called up the COVID maskhole militia, Democrats didn’t give a damn about any of this. Reps who could not serve were stepped down and were replaced. So, why the change?

In part, the Karens, and in part, the culture.

The progressives would like to normalize remote everything even though it has killed your kid’s education.

Now, to be fair, I’m a fan of things being remote. But some kids don’t learn as well that way, and the same applies to working and representing the public in elected office. Some tasks require you to be there to do them correctly.

As a citizen, you have a right to an elected representative who can be in the chamber to interact directly, on the fly, on matters of public interest because they affect your income or the regulatory state. The office is not about pandering to the elected. It is about ensuring service to the voters. In other words, it’s not about you. It is about them.

Democrats may have other motivations, but this self-serving indifference to the function of the assembly is an insult to the people and the process.

Thank you for stepping up but if you can’t do this part-time volunteer gig properly, step aside. Someone else will.

The case has been sent back to the US District Court, and the NH AG is asking them to dismiss it.

 

 

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I Didn’t Think the Supreme Court Bruen Decision Would Be Applied This Way!

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 16:30 +0000

The Second Amendment is no longer a “second class” Right:

“Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s ‘unqualified command,’” Thomas wrote.

Well, all kinds of gun control laws, State and Federal are falling by the wayside as the ramifications of Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ broad and originalist outlook on the Constitution have come into full view. NYSRPA vs. Bruen, where Thomas wrote the majority decision, with that bolded phrase above, put it into full relief. If a gun control law doesn’t align with any of those at the start of our nation (which is to say, hardly any at all), neither Congress nor State Legislatures can enact any.

Or in home rule states, no subdivision of a State like a town, city, or school board (among others) can add additional restrictions to what their States have enacted or will quickly see them whisked away in court.  There will be plenty to write about as Democrat controlled States and areas, in knee-jerk reactions, are quickly trying to enact regulations and laws FAST in their obstinance in following this SC decision.  They will get slapped down quickly.

This will include ALL of the gun bills that NH Democrats are now proposing (see the complete list of LSRs here) – those anti-gun bills are in there.

An example would be LSR 2023-0013. The prime sponsor is Democrat Marjorie Smith: “requiring a background check prior to any commercial firearm sale.”  While only the working title is there, I’m betting this will require that ALL firearms sales must be run through a background check. Not just those from a licensed firearm store but also if I wanted to purchase one from my neighbor (who happens to be an LEO).

Make it more difficult and more expensive for transfers of private property between ordinary citizens, she wants. Note the assumption – we’re all criminals already. It’s not the GUN being regulated by the State – it’s US! Simply a revenge move by yet another Democrat that has a very low view of her “citizens.”

If the Dems regain the majority in the NH House and Senate, will their legislative leaders realize that passing them is a fool’s errand? Or will they pass them out of spite, saying, “hey, let’s virtue-signal, pass them anyways, and make citizens pay court and attorney fees to get them dismissed? After all, WE will not suffer from acting unconditionally”? After all:

NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it.”

A view that is held by many. But THIS I didn’t expect (reformatted, emphasis mine):

A judge has ruled that a federal law banning guns that have had their serial numbers removed is unconstitutional. The law at issue prohibits any person from transporting a gun with the serial number “altered, obliterated, or removed,” across state lines. It also prohibits them from possessing such a gun if it has ever been transported across state lines. Serial numbers were first required by the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 to allow guns to be traced. They were adopted in an effort to prevent illegal gun sales.

…Goodwin, a nominee of President Bill Clinton, found in his decision that the federal ban on guns with removed serial numbers is not consistent with the United States’ “historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

He noted that a firearm without a serial number was not considered more dangerous compared to other firearms in 1791, when the Second Amendment was adopted. At the time, “serial numbers were not required, or even in common use,” he said, adding that the serial numbers “arose only with the advent of the mass production of firearms,” putting it outside of the “historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

And was meant, at the time, to be able to trace back defects and repairs and not for legal purposes. Or, if you wish, to prevent illegal purposes. They were just a part of the manufacturing process like almost every other product you buy (e.g., model, serial number. Try fixing your fridge without that info).

And again, the emphasis

Any modern regulation that does not comport with the historical understanding of the right is to be deemed unconstitutional, regardless of how desirable or important that regulation may be in our modern society,” Goodwin said in his decision.

“While I recognize there is an argument … that firearms with an obliterated serial number are likely to be used in violent crime and therefore a prohibition on their possession is desirable, that argument is the exact type of means-end reasoning the Supreme Court has forbidden me from considering,” he also wrote.

Making home made guns has been “a thing” since before the beginning of our nation and has continued throughout the centuries.  That’s the history of the decision kicking in – the Democrat/anti-gunner are going to have a cow in realizing that their stunted idea of “ghost guns” (another made-up term like “assault weapons”) is going to fade into history as well.

Oh, and this other LSR by NH Democrat Steve “Deputy Dawg” Shurtleff:  2023-0069 relative to possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone. That has to do with the Federal Gun Free Zone law (that has proven to be worthless) as it has this exception to it that Deputy Dawg wants to get rid of. You see, there is this:

(ii) if the individual possessing the firearm is licensed to do so by the State in which the school zone is located or a political subdivision of the State, and the law of the State or political subdivision requires that, before an individual obtains such a license, the law enforcement authorities of the State or political subdivision verify that the individual is qualified under law to receive the license; [So if you have a concealed carry permit, license, or another official document which permits you to possess the firearm assuming that there is some qualification standard in order to receive that permit/license.]

There is an application for an NH Pistol/Revolver license here that meets the above qualification and mine was signed by our Chief of Police after my application was approved by the NH State Police. While getting such a license makes it possible to carry reciprocity with other States, it also allows such a holder to go onto school property.

What do you think the over/under is that this is going to get tossed as well?

(H/T: The Epoch Times)

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For Democrats “Abortion” is about Protecting the Right to Kill Newborns

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 15:00 +0000

Depending on the channel or service, if you watch “television,” you get five minutes of ads about abortion for every 8-10 minutes of programming. It’s aggravating with little pushback, so I’ll share at least two things about this single-issue, media carpet-bombing I think you need to know.

First, these ads are for Democrats and maybe some grossly ill-informed independents. The economy sucks, we are in a recession, food and energy prices have doubled, the border and national security are a mess, we are 31 trillion in debt, borrowing money is more expensive, and we are in a proxy war with the sidecar potential for nuclear strikes.

And that smiley-face unity, sanity narrative they peddled up to the 2020 election collapsed on day one and has dug itself a nearly bottomless hole.

So, Democrats are talking about abortion. Why?

When your side has failed so completely, a midterm election becomes something your rank-and-file voter might skip. Abortion is, for many Lefties, a hot-button issue with no exceptions, so if you are the Democrats and want to try and shore up turnout, it might be THE issue to push. Turnout is everything, even if you plan to cheat.

If you sweep up a few votes from independents, that’s good too. Maybe you save a seat here and there at the state or federal level.

The first point informs the second.

Because abortion is a hot-button issue with no exception, the reality is that the push to shore up turnout has nothing to do with women’s health. It is not about contraception, cancer screenings, or any other notion about services at abortion clinics, real or imagined. The Democrat position is that abortion should be legal from conception to live birth. Period.

This is about the right to kill newborns.

We know this to be true here in New Hampshire. We have a relatively new law that limits abortions after 24 weeks. You can kill the preborn baby growing inside you for six months. An entire Hockey season. It’s also (more or less) a Major League baseball season. That’s a lot of time. And abortions are permitted after six months to save the mother’s life; though, according to a critical care nurse I know with over 30 years in emergency medicine, she’s never seen or even heard of that.

Never. Not once.

At six months, there is no debate about heartbeats, viability outside the womb, or the uniqueness of DNA. Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby part-selling scheme preferred them six months or more because the organs are viable. Meaning they are, for lack of a better term, human.

It is not about women’s health. Democrats want the right to kill a baby even after it is born—no restrictions on ending the life even after it takes a breath.

They claim any objection to that is extreme. Refusing to allow the state to sanction the murder of newborn babies is extreme. I think most people agree that the Democrat position is not just extreme, it is evil.

If you are interested in ending extremism, that seems like a great place to start.

 

 

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Randi Weingarten is What is Wrong With Unions

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 13:30 +0000

RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, representing teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state, and federal government employees; and early childhood educators.

The AFT is dedicated to believing that every person in America deserves the freedom to thrive, fueled by opportunity, justice, and a voice in our democracy. This freedom is achieved through an economy that works for all, including the ability to form a union; great public schools and affordable higher education; healthcare as a right; retirement security; the right to vote and civil rights; a vibrant democracy; and safe, welcoming and healthy environments and communities.

The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining, and political activism, and primarily through members’ work—we care, fight, show up and vote. Randi Weingarten has accumulated a net worth of $5 million for her efforts. Much more than any of her members will ever see. Randi Weingarten is a pariah.

The purpose of the union is passé. Unions have no place in politics or policy setting. They no longer have to be concerned with workplace conditions. They no longer need to be concerned with an hourly wage. Pensions are not an issue so let’s make it about equity and reproductive rights. They have outlived their purpose and are trying to find relevance.

To ensure full disclosure, I was in management for my entire career. I never thought about joining a union until I had to when I started driving a bus. I was so angry this week as two union reps were standing outside our bus lot handing out political flyers. The Teamsters union is pushing a candidate for NH Governor high on women’s reproductive rights. Abortion is not reproductive, and calling it such is a lie. Why should a single penny of my dues go to a political campaign? No, make it stop. I am Pro-life, and you insult me when you take my hard-earned money, disregard my beliefs, and spend my money against my beliefs.

Weingarten was responsible for our children losing nearly two years of their education. The government gave her the money she wanted, but that was not enough. She wants total control of our children to turn them into America-hating Socialists. Until this woman erases every semblance of our past and recreates our children in her image, will she be satisfied.

Weingarten was in Ukraine this week. Why, and who paid for this excursion to a war zone? She claimed she was there to support the Ukraine Teacher’s Union. She has already destroyed our education system. Now she wants to go global. One of her most bizarre statements was that what Putin has done is atrocious, and she will not let him get away with it. What the hell is she going to do? Throw a chalkboard eraser at him. How stupid, but Liberals will listen and back this evil person.

Randi Weingarten is not for teachers. She is not for our kids. She is for Randi Weingarten, and she is being successful because people are allowing her. Stop her…..Now.

 

 

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Chris Pappas Can See a Russian Family Having Dinner From His Front Porch

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 12:00 +0000

The Pappas campaign has struggled with legitimacy for years. He’s got a white-collar political activist in a commercial pretending (much like Pappas himself) to be a blue-collar guy. And now there’s an ad with a “New Hampshire” family eating dinner who are actually Russian, living in Moscow.

Reformatted.

 

Pappas has released a new ad that begins, “Here in New Hampshire, we keep the government out of our homes…” But the kitchen where a happy family is enjoying corn on the cob and orange juice in the Pappas ad appears to be not in Manchester but in Moscow.

The video is from the stock footage company Pond5. According to the description on its website, it was shot by Daria Kozyreva in Russia.

 

Karoline Leavitt has some thoughts (also care of NH Journal),

 

“First, Chris Pappas made his Democrat Party lawyer friend dress up as a mechanic for his TV ad because real blue-collar, middle-class workers in our state don’t support him. … Now, Chris Pappas is using footage of a Russian family eating an extravagant dinner while real families in our state cannot afford to feed their children or heat their homes.

 

That’s all true, but the thing that struck me as more dishonest than showing a Russian family having a feast passed off as Granite Staters was the opening ad copy. “Here in New Hampshire, we keep the government out of our homes and out of our doctor’s offices.”

Seriously?

New Hampshire Democrats lined up to try and force people to get the COVID shots. Many objected to allowing doctors to prescribe FDA-licensed drugs that were in the best interests of their patients. Some Dems wanted them punished if they tried.

The Left also promoted, we could even say demanded, that adults and children be required to get an experimental pharmaceutical injection to attend any school, keep a job, or take part in normal everyday life.

If there was a way to get between people and their doctors during COVID, Democrats were all in on that. It was their reason for living, and anyone who dared to keep the government from getting between doctors and patients was smeared, pilloried, or labeled vaccine-hesitant or a science denier, including doctors.

As for homes, I don’t have time to dredge it all up, but there is no shortage of regulatory or legislative intrusion from the Left into everyday life, so the premise of this ad is absurd. But that’s not nearly as fun as this.

It’s been fourteen years since John McCain picked Governor Sarah Palin as his VP. The media lost its mind, and with the help of the leftist cabal, they created fables about the woman, few if any, based on any scrap of truth, but to which Democrats still cling. Like Tina Fey, pretending to be Palin, saying she could see Russia from her front porch.

As Granite Staters and Americans struggle to afford high energy costs and food prices that have (in some cases) doubled, Chris Pappas can see a well-fed Russian family at the dinner table “from his front porch.”

And they are all white. Does that make Pappas a racist as well?

 

 

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The Record of My Republican Colleagues and I Speaks for Itself

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-10-15 10:30 +0000

My name is Dawn Johnson, and I am running for reelection to continue being Laconia’s voice in Concord. It has been an honor to represent you these past two years, and I promise to continue delivering results for our city.

We want to thank Dawn Johnson for this Op-Ed – Please direct yours to Editor@GraniteGrok.com.

The record of my Republican colleagues and I speaks for itself. Together, we lowered both personal and business taxes all while producing a state budget surplus.

  • We reduced regulations and provided property tax relief by returning money to cities and towns.
  • We protected our Second Amendment from a barrage of assaults from the far left.
  • We worked to reform the Governor’s Emergency Powers to ensure that the rights of all citizens are protected in the future.
  • In the last two years, we sent over $12 million back to Laconia with over $1 million in direct property tax relief.
  • Finally, we passed measures to strengthen the integrity of our elections and advanced educational excellence for all New Hampshire children.

I graduated from Belmont High School, and my family has lived in the area for 50 years. My husband and I have been married for 22 years and have two amazing children.

We live in the house where my husband was born and raised. I have an associate’s degree in accounting and do bookkeeping for small businesses in the area. I also enjoy working for two local restaurants where I can learn more about Granite Staters’ problems.

I will continue to stand up for religious freedom, families, freedom, and facts. We need to stop the rising prices of gas, food, electricity, and protect everyone from more government. I will fight to lower costs and reduce taxes so you can keep more money in your pocket.

If you would like to talk more about the issues facing our state, I would love to talk to you. Please email me at staterep@dawnjohnson4nh.com so I can learn more about the issues you care about. You can also donate and volunteer by going to my website, https://dawnjohnson4nh.com/

I humbly ask for your vote on November 8th in Belknap-Laconia District 5. As your Republican representative, I will continue to fight for faith, family, freedom, and facts.

 

God Bless and Thank you

Sincerely

 

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