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Wednesday • September 27 • 2023


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NH Town Voting This Weekend to Dump AccuVote Machines and Switch to Hand Counting Ballots

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-12-17 11:30 +0000

With just over 4100 residents, give or take, Greenland New Hampshire is small, even by New Hampshire Standards. Not as small as Dixville Notch (population 4) or the teeming metropolis of Harts Location (about 68), but it’s not large, which makes it a good candidate for manually-counting ballots, and that’s the issue at hand.

A petitioned warrant article is up for a special election vote this Saturday to determine if the town will, henceforth, count ballots at every election by hand. None of those dreaded, maligned, Dominion (Diebold) AccuVote voting machines.


The little beasties that scan ballots (badly by many accounts – here’s NH’s most famous, btw, The Windham Incident) and whose operators have something of a monopoly interesting vote-counting in the Granite State. Hundreds of towns use them, and in 2020 there were more than a few examples of miscounts and foolishness. But nothing – as the governor will attest – that changed any results, but that’s like saying I got the COVID vaccine and didn’t get myocarditis.

Sure, but tens of thousands of others did, and more than a few thousand of them died. So, hey, let’s not worry about that, no big deal. And that’s the tack of those opposed to the special election in Greenland to remove the machines.

Related: Let’s Go Back to Punch-Cards and Butterfly Ballots

It’s a non-problem from where they sit, so why fix it?

Okay, but why not fix it?

Voting rights are meaningless without voting integrity, and AccuVote and Dominion (and all the tentacles) have developed a reputation for distrust. Hand counting is a New England Townhall tradition. Lots of places actually get together in one building every year and talk about town business and then vote in person with their “hands,” which are counted.

But wait, there’s more!

Guess what they do when the machine vote is too close, or a candidate wants to challenge it? They hand count the ballots, no matter how many there are, and that seems to work great for whoever gets their way.

And when they don’t well, you can vote on that too, which is what this plucky little Portsmouth “suburb” is doing. And if that’s still a concern to the pro-machine counted elections faction, the vote this Saturday to remove the machines … will be calculated on the machines.

If the vote result is against hand-counting, you’ll be pleased, and if the vote is for scrapping the machines, you’ll be vindicated.

If your machines counted their demise, you could hardly complain about their accuracy.

Hey, you could always ask for a hand recount.

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Palate Cleanser – Exploding Glitter Bomb V 4.0

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-12-17 04:00 +0000

This has become an annual thing with me – Mark Rober’s  revenge on porch poachers. You know, those folks that decide that what’s yours is really theirs and grab your just delivered stuff from your property and then, with happy eyes, take it home. Then they make the mistake of taking full possession of your stuff by opening up the box.

This year is no different but with some upgrades:

  • increased amounts of fart spray
  • a glitter mechanism that can fire off multiple times (instead of only once)
  • an “assist” in opening the box

A suggestion for next year – make the glitter stick with some sort of super glue that eventually degrades but certainly makes for “interesting” stories that the guilty have to tell everyone.

Yes, I can be a little kid because I enjoy not just the engineering that goes into this for no real reason except to entertain me but because now it is really starting to go over the top.

Merry Christmas (and for you Grinches out there, Happy Holy Day)!

Its just fun to watch!

(H/T: HotAir)

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A Sad Day of Setbacks in NH Senate on Civil Liberties

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-12-17 02:30 +0000

The Senate Judiciary Committee met in an executive session Tuesday to consider the Cornerstone-supported HB 440; to our disappointment, the Committee did not deliver the decision we had hoped for.

Read our analysis below on what happened, and learn what you can do now to help restore this important bill.

HB 440, Rep. Jim Kofalt’s Civil Liberties Defense Act, seeks to correct the fact that New Hampshire state law allows a governor to suspend civil liberties in a state of emergency—a power most other governors in the United States do not have.

Rep. Kofalt’s bill was the most basic and important of the emergency powers reforms passed by the House last session—and it should have become law long ago. Unfortunately, it was retained by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a May 2021 executive session. Tuesday, the Committee took up the bill and passed it, but not before stripping most of the legal substance from the bill.

As Rep. Kofalt has correctly pointed out, the minimum core needed for HB 440 to effectively protect civil liberties was sections 4-7 of the bill passed by the House. The Judiciary Committee’s version removed everything from the bill except section 7.

As amended by the Committee, the bill leaves open at least three different avenues for future governors to potentially suspend civil liberties during emergencies. In fact, without section 4—the definitions section of the House bill—it is unlikely that section 7 will actually do anything.

Cornerstone was surprised and disappointed that the Committee once again acted against this commonsense bill. While it is well-known that the Governor’s office holds considerable sway over the Senate, we did not expect that the Governor personally wanted to retain the power to suspend civil liberties. Our concern was about how a future governor might abuse these powers—not Governor Sununu. If the Governor’s office was involved in today’s decision, that should raise alarm bells about how he intends to use these powers.

The original substance of HB 440 is necessary to protect all of our state and federal constitutional rights during states of emergency. In its current weakened state, it fails to do so. Contact your state senator now and tell them to amend the bill and restore the version that was passed by the House or, at a bare minimum, to restore sections 4-7 of the House bill.

For more on the Civil Liberties Defense Act, see our overview containing a wealth of resources on the bill and why it is important.

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Inventor of RNA Vaccines: Before You Inject Your Child , You Need to Hear This …

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-12-17 01:00 +0000

Vaccine advocate and COVID vaccinated RNA vax tech inventor Dr. Robert Malone has a warning for parents regarding the use of mRNA COVID vaccines on children.

In Summary, There’s no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children against the small risks of the virus, given the known health risks, of the vaccine that as a parent, you and your children may have to live with for the rest of your lives. The risk-benefit analysis is not even close with this vaccine, for children.

As a parent and grandparent, my strong recommendation to you is to resist and fight to protect y9our children.

From a link shared with the video (more from that here).


Remember, this is what we know already before Omicron emerged:

      • 1 in 2700 male adolescents will get pericarditis/myocarditis from the Pfizer vaccine and the event rate appears to be even higher for Moderna.
      • 1 in 2200 will get some sort of neurological event from the vaccine (based on the curious case of Pfizer clinical trial participant Maddie de Gary).
      • That the adverse events in children are much higher than originally reported in the phase 3 clinical trials.
      • That the long term sides effects for this vaccine are unknown.
      • That after vaccination, there is a 3-4 week period of immunosuppression, where children (and adults) are susceptible to latent viral infections and other viruses.


Here is Dr. Malone’s statement.


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Help Needed – John Irish

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 23:45 +0000

I consider John Irish a personal friend as GraniteGrok is asking for assistance in helping him – a lawyer who is a member of the MA Bar and licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

His long term girlfriend caught the WuFlu but recovered from it rather nicely – not so much John. Many of you may know him as the “Audio Guy” who supplies the equipment and expertise at a lot of Conservative events these past few last few years.  He has been very helpful to GraniteGrok when we’ve covered the events with audio feeds and the like.  It’s our turn to return the favor, bigley.

We just got word that he is currently in Lowell (MA) General Hospital on a ventilator. And this is where the legal assistance could help – he asked for but Lowell General has refused to give him Ivermectin. To our knowledge, they have also refused him monoclonal antibodies. While a discussion can be had about the former, there is no question that the latter can be effective in this situation. There’s only been one shot of Remdesivir (50/50 it makes it better or worse) then straight onto a ventilator.  Nothing else;  no steroids to address the lung inflammation – nothing.

Here’s the deal – Mass General has agreed (my understanding) to treat John with more than a ventilator. The problem is getting him moved. The obvious “is he well enough to get to Boston” aside, it is sounding like LGH isn’t letting him go.

Thus, the call out for a lawyer.

If you know of one, or you ARE one with the motivation to help, email, or

Many thanks in advance. Prayers are always desirable and needed for John.

BTW, go read this:  The Ivermectin Story; Feed This to Your Horse Faced Horse-Paste Democrat Friends

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Friday Open Thread – Sucks Getting Old

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 23:30 +0000

Whether or not we like getting old, we all are.  But, in this day and age, am I not allowed to still think I’m in my 40s (no, not greed to hope for 30s or 20s – 40s are still fine)?

Or would you willingly go back even earlier, if you had the chance (with or without current memories or skills)?

Or are you fine the way you are now?

Or anything else you wanna talk about – after all, this isn’t MY thread, it’s YOURS, dear readers!  Have it and I await for “interesting” to happen!

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Americans for Prosperity Scorecard and Award Winners!

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 22:00 +0000

AFP-NH just had their event where they announced Legislative Scorecard their winners of their:

  • Freedom Fighter award
  • Tom Thomson Defender of Liberty award

Greg Moore, Executive Director of AFP-NH also announced their Legislative Scorecard for the NH Senate and House members.  Emphasis mine:

Each year Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire engages in legislative advocacy to promote free markets and limited government. 2021 was an outstanding legislative session for these principles and our legislative scorecard is a way for us to document those successes and share with you how your elected officials voted in key policy areas. If something in this scorecard is of particular interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact your AFP-New Hampshire team to learn more.

Pages 4 and 5 list the bills against which AFP used to score our NH House Legislators. I’m happy to say that all of my Representatives (Belknap County District 2) received A or A+ ratings: Glen Aldridge, Harry Bean, Jon Mackie, and Norm Silber.

I’m also happy to see, in addition to Grokster Norm, our other Groksters who are also NH House Representatives also did well with A or A+ ratings: Judy Aron, Jim Kofalt, and Mike Moffett and Jim Kofalt. In addition, a number of House Reps that have graced our pages with Op-Eds also scored high.

Pages 37-39 have the Senate Bills that were used by AFP to score our State Senators. Happy to see that MY Senator, Harold French got an A+.

Full Disclosure: both Steve and I have received awards from AFP in the past.

As to the Award winners:

  • Our 2021 winner of the Tom Thomson Defender of Liberty award was Sen Gary Daniels
  • Our 2020 winner of the Freedom Fighter award was Jon Dipietro. (albeit a year late)
  • Our 2021 winner of the Freedom Fighter award was Chau Kelley.

Congrats to all!

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Rand Paul: Are Masks for Safety or an Act of Submission?

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2021-12-16 20:59 +0000

Two major airline CEOs question the need for masks on planes

The comments from American Airlines (AAL) CEO Doug Parker — the nation's largest carrier — and Southwest (LUV) CEO Gary Kelly came during a hearing about the financial support that airlines received from the federal government in 2020 and 2021. But the topic of masks arose via a question from Sen. Roger Wicker, the ranking Republican on the Senate committee holding the hearing.   "I think the case is very strong that masks don't add much, if anything, in the air cabin environment. It is very safe and very high quality compared to any other indoor setting," said Kelly.   Both Kelly and Parker, who each have announced plans to retire as CEOs in the coming months, mentioned that high-grade HEPA air filters on planes capture virtually all airborne contamination and air quality is helped by how frequently cabin air is exchanged with fresh air from outside the cabin.   "I concur. An aircraft is the safest place you can be," said Parker. "It's true of all of our aircraft — they all have the same HEPA filters and air flow."
  Read the rest here.
Categories: Blogs, United States

Religion of Peace

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2021-12-16 20:44 +0000
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AFT Lawsuit Can’t Even Name GraniteGrok – “Merely A New Hampshire Rightwing Group”?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 20:30 +0000

I decided to read the complaint filed against the New Hampshire Dept of Education. It references Commissioner Frank Edleblut, NH Commission on Human Rights Christian Kim, and NH AG John Fomella. All because the AFT (NH Chapter), a couple of teachers, and a couple of parents aren’t happy.

They are unhappy (in my humble opinion as your lowly political blogger) because NH law no longer allows education based on the immutable attribute of skin color as a determinant factor in whether you are an oppressor or a victim.

And of course, given the stupid environment that Progressives have made for us all, all People of Pallor, as a Collective group ARE the Oppressors of any other people “of color” who, collectively, can only be victims.

And NH’s HB2 has made it impossible for teachers to carry on this “new” education tradition without consequence.

I’m certainly not surprised – given the product the Government schools are putting out. It’s clear they had problems in reading the actual bill and what it allows and what it doesn’t allow.

I would have thought, however, that the lawyers involved in this would have said “I DON’T want to be involved in this” unless they are hoping to recreate the Claremont Decision (“Cherish”) and making a lasting name for themselves (you know, like every journalist, it seems, wishing to be the next Watergate reporters):


Sidenote: and for the record, they are Nolan Perroni, P.C., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Phillips, Richard & Rind, P.C., David Strom, Esq., and Selendy & Gay PLLC. The teachers are Ryan Richman (Hstory)  and John Dube (History), both of Timberlane Regional High School while Jocelyn Merrill teaches English at Nashua High School. Thanks for EXACTLY letting us know where you teach, boys and girl!


Reading through the complaint I came across this (page 5):


Plaintiff John Dube is a high school U.S. History and AP U.S. History teacher at Timberlane Regional High School. After the Divisive Concepts Statute was passed, Mr. Dube signed an online petition promising to teach “honest” history. A New Hampshire rightwing group published all of the names of teachers who signed the petition, pledging to “shame” them. Mr. Dube was subject to online harassment, threats, and obscenities for simply doing his job in the classroom – requiring federal and local law enforcement intervention. He continues to fear for his own personal safety and, in fact, has had to install personal security and safety equipment at his home in light of the threats. See Exhibit A.


“A rightwing group”, eh? Are you that scared of a bunch of volunteer Liberty and Freedom misfits who eat Progressives’ lunches out from underneath them that you can’t even NAME US?

Courage, that is.

Keep that vagueness going so as to demonize those you see in your addled mists of bogeymen. But I point this out – they CLEARLY announced that they were making the petition PUBLIC for all to see at the Zinn Project (named after Prof. Howard Zinn, left-wing enough to be a Communist that wrote “A People’s History of the United States” and basically created the culture of “Hate America First” (emphasis mine from here) –  “Pledge to Teach the Truth: Despite New State Bills Against It.”


I went over to the Zinn Project and they are still trying to reach their 6,400 pledge goal (~1,100 short). They do say that “Note: This is a PUBLIC pledge. We will display the name, city/state, and response to question about why you are signing the pledge.”


So, does this make it possible to question both the teachers’ ideology and what they want to bring into our children’s classrooms AND the teacher’s own reading comprehension???


Someone noticed that PUBLIC petition and just decided to repost the names that were voluntarily placed on the petition – again, none of us out here were supposed to notice and then comment on them? And Steve put them up here, here, and here. And of course, NH State Rep Sherry Frost (D) decided that she had to get into the action as well and break her Oath of Office.

What’s even funnier is that NONE of these “Highly Qualified Lawyers (or their investigative surrogates) bother to contact us to ASK US why we took the Zinn Project signatories and put them on GraniteGrok (notice they didn’t BOTHER to list WHOSE online petition Dube signed).  Not one. Yet, they make the claim that we said (note the quotes):

pledging to “shame” them

So, they didn’t call us, knock on our doors, send us an email, contact us on social media, or send up smoke signals on that quote. While we do have the word “shame” in our posts I linked to, not ONE of them was in the context of shaming the teachers – most were quoting the notes by the teachers in the “note” sections provided by the petition to allow teachers to explain themselves (and for which we thank them for outing themselves PUBLICLY). An example:


Kate Zimar | Lee, NH
I believe the only way for systemic racism to truly change is through a critical theorists approach to all teaching and learning. This bill is an insult to educators, families, and our youth! Shame on those in power attempting to pass this politically charged bill for no other readon than to maintain the positions in power held by the dominant white culture.


I dryly note the misspelling of “reason” (“readon”) – is that “shaming”, oh most excellent Counselors?

I’ve read through their complaint (albeit very quickly). This will end up being either thrown out the same day or descend into a stretched-out morass of word blithering. Frankly, I think most of the defense can be made from the complaint itself as it is a HORRIBLE mess all up and down it.  It is, most certainly, one of the most blatant examples of projection I’ve seen by the Left in quite some time.

No, this is just a self-inclusive Teachers Union, the AFT, that is mindlessly trying to come through on a promise made during the summer to sue anyone one keeping teachers from teaching Critical Race Theory. They also, at the time, did that “first I’m in and then I’m out” game in doing so.

What this comes down to, successful or not, is that TEACHERS have now made is clear here in NH that your kids really aren’t – your children belong to the TEACHERS UNIONS.

Let that sink in for a moment – your elected representatives worked to keep your kids free from discrimination – the teachers and their union are suing over not being able to.

Your turn, Parents – what are you going to do???

Here’s the entire complaint:

AFT HB2 Lawsuit Complaint

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School Districts are Using Screening Software to Ensure Teaching Applicants Are #WOKE Enough to Hire!

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 19:00 +0000

As parents push back against the bullying and race-shaming of their kid’s School districts are filtering teaching applicants who are precisely that. Districts are partnering with Teacher-hiring software company Nimble (as in paying them with your money) to identify #Woke Candidates for their classrooms.


Experts say that school districts are increasingly asking teacher candidates questions about cultural competency, race, and equity during the application and interview process. And although districts are trying to diversify their teaching force to better match their students, it’s slow work. …

“Now that we’ve become a little more aware of the concept of anti-racism and maybe a little more woke as a culture, I do think that districts have started to emphasize these questions a little bit more,” Dachille said. “They might be more common, they might be more explicit.”


These districts are filtering in favor of educators who will promote Critical Race Shaming Theory – in violation of Nh State Law, by the way, though we do not know if any NH Districts are paying Nimble for this service.

That’s your job. No matter what state you reside in or where your district is, start digging. Find out if schools are using this or anything like it to pre-screen candidates for the classroom.


Nimble, a teacher-hiring company that uses artificial intelligence to determine applicants’ “cultural competency” by examining their applications and answers during the interview process.


Race-shaming kids is not “teaching students” about race or history. It’s bullying and racism. It’s immoral, unethical, and schools should not be spending your money to ensure the teachers they hire with your tax dollars will promote it.

Let us know what you learn.

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Cause of Death: Hospitalization. COVID Hospitalization. Yup, You Read That Right.

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 17:30 +0000

Seems there’s a pretty big payday for hospitals if you’re classified with the virus! According to Attorney Thomas Renz and CMS, whistleblowers have calculated a total payment of at least $100,000 per Covid patient. Yup, you read that right.

And, in the hopes of rapidly increasing a patient’s chance of departing this world and collecting your ‘bounty’ from Uncle Sam, hospitals are holding patients hostage against their will, preventing friends, family, and personal physicians from seeing the patient, coercing patients into being ventilated and providing little to no nutrition for starters.

Just ask Janet Aldrich, from Hamilton, MA, about her internment at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

What’s even more depressing, is seeing these medical professionals, with all of their medical knowledge, training and cognitive abilities, throw all logic and reason away for a government-issued ticket to lie. And lie they do.

For example, did you know that there is an innocuous but ubiquitous virus that appears to be a co-infector with Covid? Neither did I.

And guess who is already in Stage 3 clinical trials with 6 RNA targeting jabs for said virus? I’ll give you a hint: it begins with an M…and it’s not Moriarty…And speaking of “M,” it seems Merck’s new miracle Covid drug might actually mutate healthy DNA…by accident of course. Of course.

So be aware and be prepared, kids. The value of taking legal action quickly to defend medical freedoms for yourself and others may serve as a warning to hospitals that attempt to deprive patients of their rights, by hitting them where it counts – their bottom line.

Ok. Now, let’s talk about the business sector.

Kroger, the country’s largest grocery store chain, has announced a list of policies for the unjabbed beginning in 2022.

For starters, there’s the denying of any emergency leave if you contract C-19. Terrific.

Then there’s the extra $50 a month surcharge for being a drain on society, I guess.

Better still, if you don’t want to pay for being a heathen, or get jabbed, then they can simply deny you health care benefits. And it’s that last bit that has me concerned. Why?

Because of this: “Louisiana Health System Now Requires Spouses of Employees to Get Vaccinated or Pay a Non-Compliance Penalty for Vax Violations Every Pay Period” and this: Ex-Bush speechwriter urges putting the unjabbed last in line for medical care.

Yup. If your unjabbed leg gets eaten off by Jaws, you’re now relegated to the back of the bus, holding your shoelace tourniquet tight, hoping Quint doesn’t start singing “Dear Spanish Ladies” while you watch some guy with an infected hangnail get triaged before you.

The more you know, right?

And the more we hear and read, the more I’m in disbelief, but shouldn’t be, but am.

In our Depraved Indifference news, Amazon forced its workers at their Illinois warehouse to stay despite the weather warnings? Yup and unfortunately six people lost their lives because of it. In real estate, two major realtor websites, and have recently disabled the crime analysis feature from their services citing ‘racist’ neighborhoods.

In stock market news, nearly 75 Federal lawmakers held stock in Moderna, J&J, or Pfizer in 2020. Gives one the warm fuzzies knowing they are all in it together.

In tech, the Justice Minister of Germany wants to control the C-19 narrative by silencing the CV truth rebels on the social messenger service, Telegram. My guess: Expect Telegram to cave.

In world news, The Global Public-Private Partnership is another of our Great Reset programs. Containing ‘stakeholder capitalists, thought leaders, and partners, it is the cornerstone of the Reset. Off-Guardian has done an excellent job fleshing out the GPPP and it’d be well worth your time to read this article, not once but like 20 times.

And let’s throw in the global takedown of fertilizer while we’re at it. Australia is having a heck of a time with a shortage of it. It’s all good… fertilizer, no farmer, no food…only bugs. Yes please. And in Austria, another dystopian mandate now forces unjabbed mountain rescue crews to stay home. It’s ok, they can monitor you from their home computers so I’m sure everything will be fine.

And in Galactic news today, yes, we are very popular in space, a swarm of UFOs were seen darting across the skies and drag racing pilots over California and the Pacific. When asked why, the UFO delegation refused to answer because we failed to address them by their preferred pronouns, which they refused to provide. Typical.

-The Grumpy Observer

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Oh Right! Joe Had That Plan!

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2021-12-16 16:49 +0000
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When Can We See Pelosi's Emails and Text Messages?

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2021-12-16 16:21 +0000

Tristan Justice:  Nancy Pelosi Owns January 6

Four days after the riot, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned his post in the aftermath, told The Washington Post his request for pre-emptive reinforcement from the National Guard ahead of Jan. 6 was turned down. Sund said House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, overseen by Pelosi, thought the guard’s deployment was bad “optics” two days before the raid. Pelosi and House Democrats had previously condemned the presence of federal troops in the nation’s capital to quell the violent mobs overrunning the city in the name of social justice.

In February, The Daily Caller cited three sources familiar with Irvin’s conversations with the House Administration Committee after the riot. The sergeant of arms said discussions with the speaker’s staff were factors in his “blender of decision making.” The Caller’s sources remained anonymous, “citing the fear of putting a chill on further witnesses to how the security situation unfolded Jan. 6.”

“Pelosi’s office had previously impressed upon Irving that the National Guard was to remain off Capitol Grounds, Irving allegedly told House Admin,” The Daily Caller reported.

Read the rest here.

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Real Resistance Podcast: Interview – Immigration and the Threat to American Culture

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 16:00 +0000

As promised, I am rebooting interviews under the title of the Real Resistance Podcast. First up is Professor Lawrence Mead. He is an expert on poverty and culture and has written a book about the need to assimilate immigrants (legal or otherwise), or American Culture could perish.

The book is titled Burdens of Freedom -Culture Differences and American Power.

Burdens of Freedom presents a new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges. The United States is an individualist society where most people seek to realize personal goals and values out in the world. This unusual, inner-driven culture was the chief reason why first Europe, then Britain, and finally America came to lead the world. But today, our deepest problems derive from groups and nations that reflect the more passive, deferential temperament of the non-West. The long-term poor and many immigrants have difficulties assimilating in America mainly because they are less inner-driven than the norm. Abroad, the United States faces challenges from Asia, which is collective-minded, and also from many poorly-governed countries in the developing world. The chief threat to American leadership is no longer foreign rivals like China but the decay of individualism within our own society.

Professor Mead also hosts the Poverty and Culture Podcast, and he volunteered to sit down for a chat about Immigration and culture.




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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Nashua Board of Health Votes in Favor of City-Wide Indoor Mask Mandate

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 14:30 +0000

A week after punting on the vote, the Nashua Board of Health met yesterday and voted for a city-wide indoor mask mandate. The useless gesture will now advance to the Board of Alderman for approval and enforcement.

We have low expectations for the outcome.

The Board of Alderman is still top-heavy with COVID-Karens, Covidians, Covidiots, and COVID Cultists. The recommendation will probably slide through that board like you-know-what through a goose.

I predict that Nashua will institute another city-wide indoor mask mandate.


Via email.

On December 14, 2021, a 78-page lawsuit was filed against both the City of Nashua and the State of New Hampshire, Federal docket No. 1-21-cv-001069-001, for requiring people to wear Face-Masks in violation of Federal Law.

Specifically, the City of Nashua and the State of NH cite the CDC as their reasoning and authority for requiring face-coverings. This is grossly inaccurate. Under 21 CFR Chapter 1, sub-chapter H (medical devices), the FDA is the regulatory body that approves safety testing, regulates and administers federal policy for all medical devices. The FDA defines “all” face-masks” as medical devices! This is the reason that the CDC provides ONLY “Guidance” documents, not policy or regulation documents!

Cities and States are citing the wrong federal authority because the FDA does not require or mandate face-coverings!

The Mayor of Nashua, NH, and the Governor of NH are the principal defendants in this case.

Companies that are firing people for not using Face-Mask devices will soon be seeing a flood of lawsuits against them!

Also attached to this Complaint, copies of the US Patents showing that the U.S. Government “Owns the original ” SARS-Coronavirus contagion. Because you cannot Patent anything natural, the original SARS-Coronavirus is a man-made contagion. Much more to talk about, and I will be providing a link for you to view a copy of the lawsuit shortly.


I did not receive the attachments, so I can’t speak to that. What I can do is give you my opinion. While necessary, I do not see this going anywhere. Not anywhere meaningful. The letter of the law has become increasingly irrelevant, and the likelihood that this will produce the desired outcome appears slim to none.

It still needs to happen, and it may lead to other things with more traction.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, there is a Go Fund Me to help with legal costs.

 I don’t want to eliminate your ability to wear a face-mask, I only want to return my voice and your’s to wear a face-mask as a personal choice, yes a personal choice! And I believe the science will show that!      My occupation before retirement was to help people and buildings breath.      I’m here seeking help to end this breathing dilemma that all of us have faced this past year!      I am tired of being ignored by the men and women I voted for, and have had enough! I am having a hard time breathing with these mask requirements and the hot-air coming from my Governor and elected officials.      I am aware that this is a controversial issue, yet I believe the science when presented will clear-up the misconceptions!
As with mask-wearing, supporting lawsuits is also a choice you should be free to make.


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New Jersey Jab Ad – Kid Writes to Santa, Only wants the COVID Vaccine for Christmas

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 13:00 +0000

In its effort to jab everyone, no matter how small, New Jersey has a new ad, kids want The Jab, and that’s all! Dear Santa, he says (yes, it sounds quite obscene), “I don’t want games, I don’t want toys, I want the COVID Vaccine.”


The obsession of politicians in and out of various Departments of health to stick every bided they can reach is getting out of hand. They are spending billions nationally that we don’t have to promote a pharmaceutical treatment that kids do not need.

The deadlines vaccine in US history is being jabbed down our throats, and using Santa to get it into kids who don’t need it is not considered going too far.



HT | Legal Insurrection

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NH-NeverTrumpJournal and Fake Polls

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 11:30 +0000

So… NH-NeverTrumpJournal has released a poll that purports to show what the top concerns of New Hampshire voters are … and neither CRT nor the open-border with Mexico even registered:

But the reason for that is that NH-NeverTrumpJournal did NOT include CRT or the open-border as an issue. From NH-NeverTrumpJournal:

It is obvious why NH-NeverTrumpJournal’s poll would exclude these issues … NH-NeverTrump’s benefactors are with the Democrats on these issues.  FAKE POLL.

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One Day Flash Sale on All Grok Gear!

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 02:30 +0000

There’s still time to support the ‘Grok by purchasing Grok Gear before Christmas. Order tomorrow, December 16th, from 4 AM ET until 2:59 AM December 17th and you can save 10%.

Use Coupon Code SUPER10 at Checkout and save 10 % on your order.


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The Code is good on anything in our online store but only from Dec. 16th, at 4 AM  until 2:59 AM on Dec 17th.


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From Under a Colorado Rock

Granite Grok - Thu, 2021-12-16 01:00 +0000

Well, it seems that the Corky Messner has been sniffing around NH again, having recently crawled out from under his Colorado Rock.

Apparently, he wants to hook up with his old NH bubbas – sorry, I meant losers, and figure out who will go after Maggie Hasson’s seat in the US Senate. I don’t know about you folks, but I have no interest in him being in our State and wasting our NH oxygen!

Corky Messner needs to go away! He is an interloper and lawyer from Colorado (what a bad combo that is!) and should have gotten the hint to stay out of NH the last time he was here.

I’m still good with Donald Trump, but still cannot believe that he (Trump) and Cory Lewandowski endorsed Messner to run against Jeanne Shaheen when the Trump 2020 endorsement should have gone to Don Bolduc!

We want to thank Rich Anderson for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
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We all need to wake up! Don Bolduc must be our next Senator to replace the Horrible Hassan in 2022.

Corky has no business in this State! He didn’t the last time and certainly does not this time. He needs to crawl back under the Colorado rock from which he came.

R. Anderson

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