The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

New Candidate Announces for the 2022 US Senate Race in New Hampshire

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 19:30 +0000

Succeed in preserving freedom, the natural human endeavor, by pledging your lives, your fortunes, and your sacred honor. Our children, and progeny, urge us each to cast aside all fear and lack of confidence, and clad in the armor of courage borne of just cause; let us go forth boldly to confront the hideous dragon of tyranny!

Armed with benevolent prayers for Truth, and firm words for Liberty; we will peacefully fight the beast until it is once again cast out of the hearts and minds of our children.

We will maintain our peaceful resolve until the enslaved enslavers are again cast out of our exceptional home, the United States of America!

What our fathers and mothers before us have done, we can and must do; your children expect great things from you. Be IN it, to WIN it!!! Vote Tejasinha Sivalingam for U.S. Senate.


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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Based on Pfizer’s Own Data, Kids 5-11 Don’t Need Their “Vaccine”

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 18:00 +0000

What I am about to share should be essential reading for all parents and policymakers. I’ll only share a bit because I want you to read the source material. But I think you’re going to want to do that.

And not just because the author deserves the credit or the traffic. What he is saying made perfect sense to everyone at the CDC and the FDA before COVID19.


Let’s examine Pfizer’s EUA application and the FDA’s risk-benefit analysis. By Pfizer’s own admission, there were zero hospitalization, ICU admissions, or deaths, in the treatment or control group in their study of 2,300 children ages 5 to 11.

So the Number Needed to Vaccinate in order to prevent a single hospitalization, ICU admission, or death, according to Pfizer’s own data, is infinity. ∞. Not the good kind of infinity as in God or love or time or the universe. This is the bad kind of infinity as in you could vaccinate every child age 5 to 11 in the U.S. and not prevent a single hospitalization, ICU admission, or death from coronavirus according to Pfizer’s own clinical trial data as submitted to the FDA.


Let’s compare this to the most recent NH state Data on COVID and Kids. We’ve been covering it for a very long time, and after 19 months, the Rabid-Rampaging Rona has yet to kill anyone in the GraniteState under the age of 20. Zero.

Related: New UK Medical Study Exposes the COVID Vaccine Passport Fraud



From early March 2020  to Oct 28 2021 and not one child has died. Only 34 “kids” tested positive in a hospital in the same period, which means exactly what I said. This data does not mean that the person was hospitalized for COVID but that they were in the hospital and tested positive. The hospital could be why they got it or, as likely as not, it was a false positive.

But let’s assume they were all actual positive cases. These numbers still reinforce what Toby Rogers and Pfizer are reporting. If we jab kids under 20, we are adding unnecessary risk. This vaccine is not without risk. It has side effects, many known and more than a few unknown because these are human trials. And so far is that no one wants to admit there are risks, or they downplay them.

Related: How Many Kids Have to Die Before You Stop?

But they do want to stick kids with this stuff, so Toby Rogers has attempted to use what we know to answer a question that used to define whether you could approve a drug for anyone, not just kids.

You can read into the details here, but the number needed to vaccinate, “[T]he NNTV to prevent a single fatality in this age group is 630,775 (28,384,878 / 45). But it’s a two-dose regimen so if one wants to calculate the NNTV per injection the number doubles to 1,261,550. It’s literally the worst NNTV in the history of vaccination.”

Which if you follow a bit further, leads to this: “to put it simply, the Biden administration plan would kill 5,248 children via Pfizer mRNA shots in order to save 45 children from dying of coronavirus.”

The ‘experts’ have tossed every measure of safety or medical convention in history out the window for this in exchange for laundering tens of billions through pharmaceutical companies that don’t want any safety measures slowing down their profit model.

That should scare you more than a virus that has almost no chance of killing you. If that’s not enough, remember when the Left opposed the right to try legislation? Now they oppose the right not to try.

If you’re not suspicious, you should be.


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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

In-N-Out Burger: “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government”

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 16:30 +0000

Even if you saw this it deserves a few moments of our attention or a quick review. An In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco found itself under the COVID jackboot a few weeks back for refusing to be the City’s Vaccine SS Terror troops.

They posted the city requirements on the door and then went about their exceptional business.

The New Normal is intolerant of exceptions and they have lots of boots on the ground.

Someone, we’ll call them little bitches for lack of a better term, ratted out the joint. You can almost hear the whining from here, weeks later, across the 2666 miles that separate us. Hmmm – 666.

The Stormtroopers from the Department of Public Health (and Inhuman Services?) came down and closed the location, demanding they enforce the city mandate to check customers’ vaccination “papers” before serving them.

The Christain-owned business only has one location in Nancy’s Shitty by the Bay, which has since re-opened for drive-thru service only, but the one is backed by many and their response was epic.

To borrow from the Guinness Guys it was Brilliant!


As a Company, In-N-Out Burger strongly believes in the highest form of customer service and to us that means serving all Customers who visit us and making all Customers feel welcome. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.


This is what diversity and equity and anti-discrimination mean before you let the Left play Twister with them. We serve everyone, we treat them well, and we hope that inspires them to come back. Oh, and F*** You!


We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.


It’s San Francisco so they don’t get what any of that means, but we do. Thank you, In-N-Out Burger. We stand with you.

The complete statement care of ABC7 Chicago.

On Thursday, October 14, the San Francisco Department of Public Health closed our restaurant at 333 Jefferson Street because In-N-Out Burger Associates (employees) were not preventing the entry of Customers who were not carrying proper vaccination documentation. Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements.

After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.

As a Company, In-N-Out Burger strongly believes in the highest form of customer service and to us that means serving all Customers who visit us and making all Customers feel welcome. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant Associates to segregate Customers into those who may be served and those who may not, whether based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason.

We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Monday Memes

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 15:00 +0000

Remember Alinsky and his rules – particularly Rule 5: “Ridicule is Man’s Most Potent Weapon”.

LAUGH at these people.  MOCK THEM MERCILESSLY.  And if you recall from that video embedded here about mass psychosis and propagandizing, ridicule is also an effective weapon against that as well.

And, begging our hosts’ pardon, but they did say it was OK (with an implicit understanding that I not do this too often – I’m doing once a week, here, until told otherwise), please consider supporting me with a purchase of a coffee mug:



Or a T-shirt:




Note: All memes are gathered from disparate websites and are presented as is.  And there will be an overflow post as well, submitted on Tuesday to space it out.

And now… release the hounds memes:




And the winner of this week:


Reminder: Purchases of the items marketed in this post are to support this author, not (and that’s fine with us, we just want to make sure, you know that). 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

And Just Like That...

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2021-11-01 14:35 +0000
Categories: Blogs, United States

If The “Vaccinated” Refuse the Booster – How Long Until They Are No Longer “Vaccinated”?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 13:30 +0000

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice? Is that where we are on the matter of ‘Public Health’ in America? The new normal is not something we can realize after we all get The Jab. The new normal is The Jab, wherever and whenever they say.

In Jab We Trust!

And not just The Jab.

The state is now the purveyor of post-pandemic public health prudence. Once a cardinal virtue, it is now a state creed. Thou shalt get The Jab. They are painting it on the side of Mr. Jones’ barn as we watch – assuming you’ve been vaccinated or tested negative in the last 24-hours and are wearing a mask and social distancing or are a member of the recognized party elite.

You can watch it live.

The rest of you, off to that separate room for you with a big screen, and don’t be distracted by the “spray heads” on the walls. That’s just where the gas comes out as you look at the video presentation they’ve “prepared” for you because you’re not one of them, and you’re not one of us.

If it sounds extreme, that would be because it is, and that’s the path upon which we’ve been set.

And there’s no voiceover of the potential risks or warnings, and not just from the pharmaceutical product.

May cause discomfort at the injection site, illness, injury, incapacitation, bullying, joblessness, discharge from the military, arrest, incarceration, tyranny, and possibly death.

But it may not do anything medically meaningful.

Take two of these, and you’ll get another in a few months. No, it’s still with you; it just needs a little help. And it might change your immune system forever in ways that no one guessed, but we can’t do that science because people might say no. And that’s not what we meant we said “just say no” to drugs or “no means no.” This is different.

And the vaccinated are officially unvaccinated.

Think about that. You stepped up like a good little citizen and played vaccine roulette with the most deadly immunization in US history. It’s killed more people than all other vaccines combined over the past few decades. All because they promised you it was the golden ticket to the Back to Normal Factory.

You go it, but you can still catch COVID and spread it. The vaccine unflattens the curve. And you might even end up in the hospital or dead. The solution to this, according to them, is another shot of the same.

And what if you resist that? Two is enough, no, three, maybe it’s five. Oh, and your job may depend on it!

Now that you’ve opened this door, what’s to stop them from prohibiting your access to what’s left of their twisted version of the new normal.

What if you decide you’re vaccinated enough and say no to a booster, be it booster one, or five, or eleven, or twenty?

You’re trapped in their public health version of the Matrix. A place where the feeling that there’s something more is just out of reach because the masters of your new world are using you to stay in power.

You laugh, but the booster is upon us, and it’s all the rage.

Until the next one, or the one after that, and at what point will you say enough, and will it be before it’s too late?

It’s not too late yet, but you, the vaccinated, are about to become unvaccinated, and you’ve only yourselves to blame if they get away with it again.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Peter Navarro's New Book, “In Trump Time, A Journal of America’s Plague Year”

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2021-11-01 12:32 +0000

Peter Navarro lays bare the facts:

Navarro writes that Fauci did “more damage to this nation, President Trump and the world than anyone else this side of the Bat Lady of Wuhan.” 

He holds Fauci accountable for “everything from the Wuhan lab gain-of-function catastrophe and suppression of low-cost therapeutics such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to the political, partisan and deadly delay in delivering the Trump vaccines to the American people.” 

Fauci’s sins included not telling Trump or the coronavirus task force that he knew the Wuhan lab was conducting risky gain-of- function research on bat coronaviruses, nor that he had helped fund it. 

It was Fauci who “went behind the back of the Trump White House in 2017 to lift the ban on dangerous ‘gain-of-function’ experiments. It was Fauci’s agency . . . that helped fund and orchestrate such . . . experiments at a bioweapons lab in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic almost certainly originated. And it was Fauci who, as we now know from a trove of [his] e-mails, was being told as early as January 31, 2020, that the virus was likely engineered.” 

Read the rest here.

Categories: Blogs, United States


Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 12:00 +0000

#PoopyPantsBiden … or do you prefer #PoopGate … or #ShartWeek?

There is an explanation:

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Psaki Got the Rona … Or Did She?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 10:30 +0000

Jen Psaki has announced that she tested positive for COVID and how her symptoms were mild because she got the vaccine. Excuse me if I am suspicious of this whole ‘ordeal.’


Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms, which has enabled me to continue working from home. I will plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution.


Her statement included details of when she was last with “the President” – I assume she means Joe Biden – and how they were 6-feet apart and wearing masks.

And now I distrust this even more, but one thing is true. She WILL be circling back on this to tell us how safe everyone was and how it worked (no one else will publicly admit to testing positive) that the vaccine saved her from more serious symptoms.



HT | Daily Wire

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Tucker Carlson's "Patriot Purge" Starts Today on Fox Nation

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2021-11-01 09:56 +0000

Julie Kelly:  The Freak-Out Over Tucker’s January 6 Documentary Begins

Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night played a brief trailer for his three-part documentary looking at the events of January 6. “Patriot Purge” will premiere on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service, on November 1.

Clips hint that the film compares the prosecution of Capitol protesters and anyone associated with the events of January 6 to the initial war on terror, a wholly legitimate comparison that my reporting confirms. For example, as I explained in April, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines issued a report earlier this year warning “domestic violent extremists” pose a heightened threat to the nation. Not one for subtlety, Haines included a sketch of the U.S. Capitol in the document; House Republicans at the time blasted Haines for working outside her legal authority—the intelligence community is supposed to hunt foreign terrorists, not MAGA-supporting meemaws—to target American citizens.

Unfortunately, most Americans are unaware that the Biden regime, with a big assist from the news media, is indeed conducting a domestic war on terror aimed at the political Right.

Read the rest here.

Categories: Blogs, United States

New Hampshire Dumps National School Board Association

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2021-11-01 09:31 +0000

The New Hampshire School Boards Association has withdrawn from the national organization after its letter described parents as "domestic terrorists."

“This email is to inform you that NHSBA [the New Hampshire School Board Association] has decided to withdraw its membership from the National School Boards Association, effective immediately,” NHSBA Executive Director Barrett Christina wrote. “NSBA’s recent actions have made our continued membership untenable.

The NSBA wrote Sept. 29 (pdf), “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat.”

The letter added, “As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

Following the NSBA’s letter, Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memorandum to the Federal Bureau of Investigations to direct investigators to address the “disturbing spike” in harassment of school board members by parents.

Read the rest here.

Categories: Blogs, United States

Van Taylor is a Never Trumper and we Need to Remove Him – Trump Should Endorse Judge Keith Self

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 03:00 +0000

Dear Friends, “Our current Congressman, Van Taylor, has lost his way. Here in Texas, he said he was a conservative—but when he went to Washington, he went Washington.”

Congressman Taylor was one of only two Texas Republicans (of 23) who voted to create the January 6 Commission, which gives Nancy Pelosi and RINO Liz Cheney the power to harass and embarrass Republicans. He voted to strip our nation’s history from the Capitol. He even joined a bipartisan caucus that tries to negotiate big-spending agreements between Democrats and Republicans.

In short, Congressman Taylor is not who he says he is.” Judge Keith Self

When people hear the word “insanity,” they conjure up the image of someone out of touch with reality and out of control; a dysfunctional person fit to be tied. Yet, insanity comes in numerous forms as well as degrees. It is also widely prevalent in groups.

When the Collin County residents sent Rep. Van Taylor to Washington, they expected him to stand with President Trump in “Making America Great Again,” not with the people of the Obama-Biden team who have failed us for eight years in every aspect of our lives.

We cannot repeat this insanity.

Collin County residents will stand the test of time. We will stand for Texas while Van Taylor, stands with Nancy Pelosi and a continuation of Obama’s failing presidency. We need to entrust the helm of Texas 3rd Congressional district to the hands of a person with impeccable integrity who is unconditionally loyal to the Constitution, who does not sacrifice principles and truth at the altar of expediency, and who is not shirking from what he must do to ensure our nation’s survival in the face of internal and external assaults.

The great people of Collin County deserve a true leader who is willing and able to put an end to the corrupt decay of Washington, D. C.

We are extremely fortunate that a hero amongst us is in the person of Judge Self who has risen to the occasion to stand for the people of Collin County. I am absolutely convinced that Judge Keith Self is a God-sent prayer and he will represent all of us well in Washington. Let us stand with Keith and work together to make Collin County conservative again.

We, in the Judge Keith Self camp, are winners. We can do it, together. May God bless Texas and may God always bless the United States of America. Respectfully, Amil Imani

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Why Are Alexander and Gordon Still on the House Judiciary Committee?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 01:30 +0000

NH’s Preborn Need Your Voice: Demand Pro-Abortion Republicans Gordon and Alexander
be Removed from the House Judiciary Committee!

While the NH GOP platform is explicitly pro-life, its leaders have continued to allow pro-abortion GOP representatives to sit on the crucial House Judiciary Committee, where they are working alongside Democrats to facilitate abortion up to birth.

Watch our newest video on the importance of the Fetal Life Protection Act, and what you can do to help.

It’s not too late for NH GOP leadership to do the right thing to stand behind our newly enacted law defending vulnerable preborn children. Pro-abortion republicans can’t remain on a committee where they can destroy the only protections for the lives of preborn children in our state.

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We must continue to raise our voices until we’re heard. Call on Speaker Packard and Majority Leader Osborne to remove Chairman Ned Gordon (R-Bristol) and Rep. Joe Alexander (R-Goffstown) from the committee before these critical protections for the late-term unborn are irreparably harmed.

Contact Rep. Packard: 603-271-3661

Contact Rep. Osborne: 603-391-2138

For more information, see the graphic below and read our blog post here.

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A Quick Look at The Democrats “Inflation” Hockey Stick Problem

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-01 00:00 +0000

You’d have to be rich or an elected Democrat to not notice with a nod to the possibility you – as a Democrat – are not permitted to remark if you had. Things got a lot more expensive very quickly. We have an inflationary hockey stick, and the trend does not appear to be slowing down.



The Fed is still printing money like mad, which – read the analysis here – is making things worse and deliberately, it seems.


This inflation surge is happening while the Fed is still recklessly printing $120 billion a month, having amassed $8.6 trillion in assets, nearly half of it – $4.2 trillion – in the past 20 months to repress long-term interest rates and inflate asset prices. And it’s still repressing short-term interest rates to near-zero. With these policies, the Fed is energetically throwing enormous amounts of fuel into the world for further inflation.


We’d be right to wonder why?



Prices are growing at a near-record pace, and while everyone can see it, no one “in charge” wants to talk about it, but this shadow tax is crippling middle and low-income Americans or will soon.

One simple trick that might help? Open up American energy development again. Bring gas prices and heating fuels down (as winter approaches). It can’t undo the full burden of bad policy by The Fed and Democrats, but it would help. A hand up, as it were.

But, of course, they can’t do that. Their cult-like obsession with their own climate mythology will not allow it. Besides, none of this will affect them, so why would they care? And when people complain, they’ll insist that more government is the only cure.

To the problems they created.

On the bright side, and it’s not actually bright at all, there’s not much left for the government to mess up, is there?

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

SDGANH: October 2021 Newsletter

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 22:30 +0000

Giving voters a voice by empowering elected school district officials to reclaim control over budgets and curriculum.

We’ve been exercising our voice.  On September 29, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Biden, ” [o]n behalf of our state associations and the more the 90,000 school board members…”  The letter called on the “U.S. Department of Justice, Federa;l Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center… ”  AND the U.S. Postal Service to address unruly parents are school board meetings.

“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of the heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The shocking NSBA letter is here.

State school board associations came to realize that not a single one of them had been consulted about this letter to President Biden. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, some NSBA board members weren’t aware of this letter either. Caught in a lie and a political maelstrom, the NSBA retracted the letter, but the disgrace doesn’t stop there. Freedom of Information requests revealed prior weeks long coordinated effort between Washington and the NSBA. See the SDGA’s  press release on this:


The SDGA also voiced its dismay over Governor Sununu’s inappropriate remarks to Education Commissioner Edelblut, and the Governor’s false and derogatory characterization of NH’s Government Integrity Project. Letter to Governor Sununu and the Executive Council is here.

In other news…  Member Tim Galitski is spearheading an SDGA study of educational duties in select school districts.  So far we have approached Exeter Cooperative School District and Timberlane Regional School District.  We ask for records of curricula approvals by the board and board discussion of academic achievement of those approved curricula.

— Upcoming SDGA events —

Webinar:  Don’t Violate the Law. Learn the Open Meeting Laws
November 8:  Right to Know NH President, David Saad, will return to give us a presentation about the laws around public meetings and non-public sessions.
Registration is free but required in order to receive a Zoom invitation. Register here.

Webinar:  How Local Initiatives Can Win Back Control of Budgets and Boards
January 10, 2022:  SDGA member Annie Collyer will tell the inspiring true story of how she organized a grassroots town taxpayers group to take control of the school district budget and ended up getting control of the school board as well.
Registration is free but required in order to receive a Zoom invitation. Register here.

Upcoming Board Meeting

***Saturday, November 6***    9 am – 11-30 am

This regular board meeting is via Zoom.  Open to all members.  If you wish to attend, email me for a live Zoom link invitation.


Items of Interest

NH Department of Education has released 2020-21 statewide assessment data. The state average in math proficiency dropped from 48% to 32%, and reading proficiency dropped from 56% to 52%. This compares the current academic year to two years ago because statewide testing was not conducted last year.

The depth of the Critical Race Theory problem in our government schools is hard to underestimate, as is the difficulty in uncovering it. SDGA members will find this article of great interest, as will champions of government transparency and parental rights.

As a result of the National School Boards Associations’ request for federal involvement with parents unhappy with their school boards, Arizona has formed an independent state school board association, not unlike the SDGANH.   Perhaps an entirely parallel but hugely better coalition of independent school board associations may form one day. One organization’s crisis is another’s opportunity.

SDGA Legislative News

Our two bills have been filed with the House of Representatives thanks to two sterling legislators.  Representative Diane Pauer ( Hillsborough – District 26) is the lead sponsor for our bill authorizing district voters to cap budgets based on enrollment. Representative Erica Layon (Derry) is championing our other bill to require all things that materially affect curriculum to be voted by the school board.

The SDGA will be asking members to write emails in support of these bills when they go before committees for deliberation. Even better would be in-person testimony, which a few have committed to doing.  The call will go out in January to marshal our forces in support of these education changing bills.

SDGA Candidates Pledge

Get your school board candidates to sign this pledge and let’s change the culture of our schools!  Spread this pledge far and wide!


I, _________________________, PLEDGE TO THE VOTERS OF ____________________________


1)    Promote education that cultivates in our children a profound respect for our nation’s founding principles and the U.S. and New Hampshire Constitutions;
2)    Promote an academic program that teaches that all people are created equal and have equal rights and responsibilities under the law;
3)    Prevent school faculty and staff from politicizing education, while respecting the free speech of individuals and the educator code of conduct;
4)    Insist on maximal transparency to the public, including, but not limited to, curriculum, budgeting, grants, expenditures, bidding, academic outcomes, school environment, etc.;
5)    Respect that parents are the ultimate authority of their children’s values, education, and well-being;
6)    Pursue academic excellence through an academic program actively overseen by the elected representatives;
7)    Advocate for reading, writing, and arithmetic as foundational to academic advancement;
8)    Treat all academic program innovations or changes with healthy skepticism;
9)    Represent the residents of the school district by responding to questions, being prudent in budgeting, and holding administration and faculty accountable to those residents;
10)  Hold administrators and staff accountable when they fail to uphold these standards.

Get Involved in SDGA

We are looking for two volunteers to propose revisions to our by-laws.  This would involve 2-3 Zoom meetings and no more than five hours. Work must be completed no later than January 30, 2022.  Sounds boring but it won’t be!

We are also looking for someone to invigorate our Facebook presence by posting articles of interest and initiating topics of discussion.

Help us with outreach: Please invite us to introduce ourselves to your local school board. Are you involved in groups interested in school-related issues?  Invite us to speak!

Join us:  Dues are $20 annually, which we’ll ask you for after we process your application.  Fill out an application.  You can also consider a Lifetime membership for $200. SDGANH is funded exclusively through membership fees, seminar receipts and fund raising activity.  (New members who joined in the last quarter of the previous year have their membership carried forward to the end of the next year.)

Renew your membership:  Renew your yearly membership here. Thank you for your continuing support!

Make a donation: We run on a shoestring, and every little bit helps.

Members are encouraged to join the SDGA Facebook group to see events and announcements and to have discussions about them. The SDGA Facebook page shows our announcements only.


Warm best,
Donna Green
President, School District Governance Association

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Nashua, Vote to Save Your City on November 2

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 21:00 +0000

Nashua municipal elections are being held on Tuesday, November 2, and there are some very important choices to make. The most important decision is on Ballot Question 2. A Yes vote would give the Mayor and Board of Aldermen control over picking the city police commissioners.

Related: My Candidate Position on the Charter Change: Police Commission

Mayor Jim Donchess has been working hard to rush through this change to our city charter, and no reasonable person understands why. The majority of the Board of Aldermen oppose it, even though they are all in the same party as the Mayor.

Multiple aldermen have published editorials against it, and three aldermen gave a press conference speaking out against it, including the president and vice president of the board.

We are asking everyone to turn the ballot over and Vote NO on Ballot Question 2. Learn more about the ballot question at

We have a full slate of candidates that will help reign in the profligate spending and taxing of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen and the complete mismanagement of the schools by the Board of Education.

Please bring sanity to Nashua city government by voting for these candidates:

Board of Education – vote for four

Allison Dyer –

Kristie Hart –

Alicia Houston –

Lynn L’Heureux  –

Alderman at Large – vote for three

Laura Colquhoun –

Paula Johnson –

Don Whalen –

Ward 1 Alderman
Tyler Gouveia –

Ward 2 Alderman
Donald Scott –

Ward 3 Alderman
Daniel Richardson –

Ward 4 Alderman
Peter Lajoie –

Ward 5 Alderman
Charles (Chuck) Lothrop –

Ward 6 Alderman
Alex Comeau –

Ward 8 Alderman
Patrick (Chris) Parks –

Board of Public Works   

Laurie Ortolano –

Tracy Pappas –

Board of Fire Commissioners   

Gary Lambert –  

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Survival Sunday

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 19:30 +0000

As I noted in my last Quick Takes, this prepper/survival section seems to be growing, so rather than let it come to dominate I’m starting this separate post.

First, let me state upfront that I am merely an “enlightened amateur” as far as anything survival goes.  So please vet and check on your own.

Second, the hour is late and I fear bad times are imminent.  Yet there is hope – for even if you start now and can only gather food, water, and other materials for a month or so you will be far ahead of the curve for when the fecal matter truly hits the air motivator.

Third, two things will be critical for this:

  1. The proper mentality: first and foremost in survival is having a flexible mentality and cultivating the ability to adapt
  2. Having a meatspace network of people that are likeminded – so start cultivating your community ties and building alliances with neighbors (note: don’t babble about the Jab or start pointing political fingers when doing this)

Remember one critical thing: It’s not IF things get bad, it’s WHEN.  The only questions are:

1. When does it start?

2. How bad does it get?

3. How long will it last?

4. What can I do, now, to prepare for what’s coming as best I can?

5. What moral/ethical compromises will I have to make to survive?  (Start thinking about the possibility you may need to shoot someone… and hide the body.)

6. What will the aftermath look like?




Presented, quick-hit style, are some links.  Print them out and start a binder – if the SHTF badly enough you won’t be able to retrieve these off the net or, possibly, even off your computer.

How To Make A Black Drawing Salve For When SHTF

10 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know and Why

A quick note about black walnuts; they’re a b*tch-kitty to open and get the meats out (at least onesie-twosie, it seems like it’s not worth the caloric effort!).  Unless there’s a way to do that which I haven’t read yet.

Thanks to a comment by Allen, youtube videos on pemmican and portable soup:


Portable soup

He also recommends Backwoodsman Magazine; I’m going to subscribe ASAP!  And while Mother Earth News has been, when I’ve perused it, a little on the earthy-crunchy side of things, it too is worth a look-see.

And to round out this inaugural Survival Sunday post, a few videos:







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I’m Supporting Dawn Johnson for Mayor of Laconia

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 18:00 +0000

I am writing in support of Dawn Johnson for Mayor of Laconia and ask my fellow Laconians to vote for Dawn on November 2. Here are some things you should know about Dawn Johnson:

  • Dawn graduated from Belmont High School. For the past 21 years Dawn, her husband and two daughters, who attend Laconia High School, have lived in Laconia. In addition to her job at a local restaurant, she runs a bookkeeping business from home.
  • As for her community service, Dawn has been a Girl Scout Community Leader, sat on the Board for Lakes Region Child Care Services and worked hard to do fundraising for small community programs throughout the Lakes Region. She was a member of the Elm St. School PTO and helped raise funds for the new playground the children are using today.
  • Dawn is currently serving her second term on the Laconia School Board from Ward 4. She also serves in the NH State Legislature, where she serves on the Commerce & Consumer Committee and has an A+ rating with the N.H. House Republican Alliance and Liberty Alliance.

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  • As a School Board member, Dawn has voiced her support for our teachers and for an enhanced curriculum that will prepare our students to pursue higher education if they wish or to enter the workforce. She has also strongly voiced her concerns concerning the implementation of critical race theory and the equivalent diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda in the Laconia School curriculum.
  • Dawn also feels the city needs to be more proactive in tackling the serious homeless and drug problems our city has faced for years without a solution.

As Mayor of Laconia, you can be sure Dawn will reach out to the community for ideas and will use her common sense, conservative values that will bring results to address the issues facing our community.

My 21 years of experience with the City of Laconia includes being the administrative assistant to two City Managers (Dan McKeever and Eileen Cabanel) and working with four mayors and numerous city councilors. I know what it takes to be a great Mayor of Laconia and I am asking the citizens of Laconia to go out and vote on November 2 for DAWN

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Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 16:30 +0000

I do not write the following lightly. Especially in today’s political climate. But when faced with the burden of disturbingly apparent flagrant and excessive abuses of power at the highest levels of state government, we all have a moral obligation to question government officials.

October 13, 2021 marks a sad day in the history of NH. Nine Americans were arrested for no apparent reason at a public Executive Council (EC) meeting that was run by the Governor. I was there. I was deeply disturbed, and I reported on it here and here.

Related: CAUGHT ON CAMERA! Did NH Gov. Sununu Coordinate and Trigger Unfounded “POLICE STATE” Arrests?

As people all around me were being removed and arrested by State Troopers for no apparent reason, I thought to myself, “this is what it must have been like in Nazi Germany in the 1930’s when they began to take people away.” It is why I have not, and will not, remain silent because history warns,

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

That is why the Governor must justify why nine Americans were arrested at his EC meeting. He also needs to explain why he ordered an army of State Troopers to be present, and why he is turning NH into a Police State?

There was an excessive number of 32 State Troopers that were visible during the EC meeting.  It was a disturbing and unnecessary show of force that borders on paranoia, and something that would be expected in Nazi Germany or Communist China – but NOT NH.

Listen to this eye witness, who was the first to be arrested without cause. He describes an additional FORTY TO FIFTY State Troopers who were hidden behind the back curtain just a few feet away. His statement amplifies concerns about the governor.


Did Gov. Sununu plan ahead to arrest those who have been vocal adversaries against his policies?

All counted, there was close to EIGHTY State Troopers in the room  There were EVEN MORE State Troopers OUTSIDE! For 150 American citizens! That is an abusive and oppressive show of force!

Nine peaceably assembled Americans were selectively arrested out of 150 who quietly turned their backs to him during an EC vote.

I have been warned by high level government officials the Governor is a vindictive SOB (their words, multiple people) – but I refuse to remain silent because there is too much at stake.

We need to know if the Governor abused his authority to wage war against those who have opposed his positions. That type of abuse of power is a disturbing violation of our Constitution, which protects our Rights of Free Speech, and to peaceably assemble.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

NH is not China. It is not Russia, nor Iran, nor North Korea… yet. But it feels like that’s where we are heading. That’s why I raise questions and concerns against the advice of others who warn of severe retribution from the Governor.

“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

What took place at the October 13, 2021 EC meeting is deeply disturbing. Quiet people who were acting respectfully were escorted out of the room and then arrested for no reason.

This 16 minute citizen journalist video gives an overview of the 10/13/21 EC meeting. It is worth watching.


I reviewed hours of video footage. I keep coming to the same belief; that Gov. Sununu ordered State Police into an awkward position of arresting his political opponents for no apparent justifiable reason. This must not be allowed to stand without an investigation of the Governor.

If you did not watch following video in one of the links above, it shows Gov. Sununu’s non-verbal gestures and text messages with others in the room during the EC meeting immediately prior to when the arrests began.


Keep in mind, the attendees did not disrupt the meeting. The meeting never skipped a beat, even while the arrests were being made.

Governor Sununu is on the wrong side of history. He owes NH citizens answers to the following questions.

Do you respect the Rights of your constituents to question your leadership?

Why didn’t you defend the Rights of your constituents when they were being arrested for no apparent reason?

Why did you order an excessive force of State Troopers to be present at the EC meeting?

Why were nine peaceably assembled Americans arrested at your EC meeting under your watch?

What laws were broken during your meeting to justify the arrests of those nine Americans?

Why do you believe you are empowered by the U.S. and NH Constitutions to order those arrests?

Do you consider the concerns raised above to hold you accountable for your actions to be “anti-government”?

The arrest of Americans for no apparent reason must not be accepted and normalized. Will you remain silent and do nothing, or will you seek the truth – however uncomfortable and wherever it may lead?

As you contemplate your answer, remember Benjamin Franklin’s warning that we have been given a Republic, if we can keep it.


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[Update] New Grok Gear on Our Virtual Storefront

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-31 16:00 +0000

[Updated] If you look in the right sidebar (you’ll have to scroll down on mobile devices) you will see a picture of a Grok Mug. Click it (or here) to access our virtual storefront for this and additional Grok branded merchandise.

We will be adding some more items soon, and because the holidays are approaching we will have some discount offers as well. Check back to see what we’ve added and thanks for reading and shopping with us.

“Live Free or Die” is available on a Mug,  a sticker, or a T-Shirt.

Original post Published Oct 28, 2021

We’ve flirted with selling branded merchandise before, and one thing is clear. Given the time and resources (bandwidth), there’s a better way, and we were not doing that.

Branding stuff is a great way to fundraise, and as you all know, we do that to keep the home fires burning. Your contributions keep the lights on, the servers humming, and the bandwidth adequate. We’ve been doing okay without merchandise, but the recent surge in traffic calls on us to do a bit more. We need to grow and you’ve been amazing supporters in the past.

I thought we should expand your options with a bit with branded merchandise.



The Basic Grok branded mug.

Click to order



We also have an “I’ve Been Vaccinated Against Tyranny” version here.

Click to order


This graphic is also available on a sticker in  3.6 x 5 or 5 x 7

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Live Free or Die

Click here to Order

Also available as a sticker, or on a T-Shirt.

We’re starting small but will add products as time permits. T-shirts and maybe hats will be next but please send us suggestions of things you’d like to see us hawk to our readers. Both suggested messaging and on what products.

And, as always, if you’d like to just support our work without partially funding a third-party vendor, you can do that here.

Thank you so much for your continued time and your support.

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