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Cannot Win the Game, Change the Rules

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-07-02 01:30 +0000

I recently wrote that if things do not go the way Democrats would like, they will tear down the process. That the likes of Cortez (formerly AOC) and Elizabeth Warren went on the record to say that the Supreme Court should be eliminated and the Democrats should pack the Court with more Justices, respectively.

These irrational comments were in response to the Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade.

The Party line has since gotten even more radical in the last few days as President Joe Biden has bent both knees to the Far-Left faction of the Party and reversed his stand on the Senate Filibuster. Biden spoke Thursday while in Europe about the Court’s decision on abortion and was totally out of line and non-presidential.

Biden tore into the Supreme Court for many of its recent decisions, questioned the Court’s legitimacy, and continued to refer to it as a MAGA Court. This reference to a MAGA Court is a shot at the three Justices placed on the Court by Donald Trump. Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barret have definitely put their stamp on this current Court as Originalist or Conservative. The Left cannot tolerate a Court with strict adherence to the Constitution.

It is traditional for a sitting President never to disparage either of the other branches of government. For him to criticize and mock the Court is bad political form and beneath his office. It is not below Joe Biden. His approval ratings, now solidly in the thirties, have lowered the bar on the position of the United States President, and his recent comments have damaged it further.

Biden went on to call for Congress to pass a bill legalizing abortion on a Federal level. He also called for the elimination of the Senate Filibuster to pass such a bill. There is a consistency in these two demands that speaks volumes about the lack of conviction in Joe Biden’s beliefs. You do not have to go very far back in history, something Democrats despise, to find Joe Biden as Pro-Life and a supporter of the Senate Filibuster.

Joe Biden is a spineless politician who will say whatever it takes to win favor with a particular group of people or his Party. You only have to look at his comments to Black voters in 2020 when he told them, “you ain’t Black if you don’t vote Democrat,” and “the Republicans want to put you back in chains.” Biden also claims to be a devout Catholic, which is at odds with his current Pro-Choice stance.

Biden knows he does not have the votes to pass an abortion bill or eliminate the Filibuster, but this is what the Radical Left wants to hear. Biden is in a fight for his political future and legacy and hears the comments from his Party that he should not run for re-election in 2024. Even Hillary is making noise like she may primary Biden should he decide to run.

He needs to muster support from his base, and that is exactly what he was trying to do this week. It is not working, and neither is his Presidency. If anything, we are probably on the countdown to Biden saving face and announcing that he will not seek a second term. That announcement should come right after the Red Tsunami blows up the Democrat Party in November. Not even FEMA will be able to help him then.


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Happy Independence Day (a few days early).

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-07-02 00:00 +0000

It’s Independence Day Weekend and in New Hampshire, that means at least one thing. You’ve been or are about to listen to fireworks every night for days and days.

It’s a big business around here and we sell a lot of them – including to residents of surrounding states where you can’t buy them even if using them might get you busted.

Not here. You can hear them all year round but not as often as now. The shop parking lots are packed, the lines long, and people are excited.

And that’s a good thing.

We hope you each get a chance to not just see a town display if you have one or are near one but one of those is sometimes better than the town’s backyard versions. The proximity of “Right There” adds to the effect. Or, maybe you run your own show.

Just be careful

So! These two videos were shot at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club a few years back (I’ll get some new ones this year). I thought I’d share a minute or two to get things started.

Happy Independence Day (a few days early).




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Friday Open Thread – Should Government Boss Society around or Should It Be Society Dictating to Government?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 23:15 +0000


  • Abortion – really a case of Federalism sending Powers back to the States
  • School Vouchers – really a case of Religious Liberty and telling States they can’t discriminate against non-secular schools
  • Guns – really a case of Individual Liberty / Constitution MEANS what is written (“shall not be infringed”)
  • Prayer – again, Religious Freedom that Government is not allowed to stop
  • CO2 / Climate Change – really a case of stopping a government agency, the EPA, from acting on Powers it grabbed on its own instead of just “following orders” in its authorizing legislation

A lot to unpack there, folks!  But as always, this is YOUR time to shine in the comments while I just throw out some ideas…use’em or throw’em; the choice is yours!

I just wish I could get caught up on everything…

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“God-Fearing Catholic” Alderman Ends Attacks on Save Women’s Sports Activist

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 22:30 +0000

Ever since self-proclaimed “God-fearing Catholic” Alderman Melbourne Moran Jr. attacked me for speaking about my Save Women’s Sports flag at a Nashua Board of Aldermen meeting, I have been attending the Board meetings and speaking each time during the public comment period about what he said about me and my flag and about the threats to women’s sports.

In the last two Board meetings, Alderman Moran’s attacks against me have finally stopped. Perhaps he has gotten tired of me calling him out again and again and again.

Related: “God-Fearing Catholic” Nashua Alderman Says Fly Satanic Temple Flag With Save Women’s Sports Flag

During his last attack on me on May 25, he claimed that my flag makes his clients feel suicidal and that I “harassed a pro-LGBTQ business with that anti-gay flag.”

What really happened is that I stood outside a Coffee with the Mayor event being hosted by Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess with my Save Women’s Sports flag to remind the Mayor that he is responsible for having my flag removed from the Citizen Flag Pole and not allowing me to fly it again in violation of my constitutional rights as clarified by the US Supreme Court ruling on Shurtleff V Boston.

Here are my public comments at the last Board of Aldermen meeting:

I am back again to talk about my Save Women’s Sports flag in spite of being accused by Alderman Melbourne Moran, Jr of locking arms with the Satanic Temple, despite his statements implying that my Save Women’s Sports flag makes his clients feel suicidal, and despite false accusations that I tried to damage Jajabelle’s business.

I am here because women deserve better than to have their sports dominated by men. Look around the room and who are the tallest people here by far? That would be Mayor Donchess and Alderman Comeau. It is no coincidence that the tallest people here are both men.

Men are bigger and stronger and faster than women and that is why women’s sports were created. Without separate sports, women don’t have a chance in competitions. Everyone in this room knows this and yet the abuse of me and my flag continues.

Two weeks ago a member of the Nashua Democrats who was in the audience called me the ‘C’ word after the Board of Aldermen meeting while I was handing out my info about women’s sports.

I and all women deserve better treatment for speaking up for our sex-based rights to our own sports.

Thank you to the aldermen that took the information I handed out concerning the science of why women deserve their own sports. I hope you find it enlightening.

I will continue to speak out about my Save Women’s Sports flag at the Nashua Board of Aldermen meetings and show up outside events with my flag until the City allows the flag to fly on the Citizen Flag Pole in front of Nashua City Hall.

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The American System Is Collapsing.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 21:00 +0000

The American system, of “Truth, Justice and the American Way” is collapsing right before our eyes. This collapse is being expedited by those who have been put in power via a corrupted, bought and paid for electoral system and by the mass of un-elected bureaucrats that answer to no one but themselves as the politicians come and go.

While the saying “Truth, Justice and the American Way” comes from the Superman Comic series, and was never a codified legal statement, it was the ideal that the America that I grew up in, strived for and to a great extent, achieved.

Truth and justice are self-explanatory.

The idea of the “American Way” was the system put in place by the founding fathers via the Declaration of Independence & the US Constitution.

We want to thank John Cawthron for this Op-Ed. Please direct yours to

The American Way fostered the ideas of “Individual Rights, Personal Liberty and a Limited Government.”

It is a system that promoted and eventually guaranteed the idea that all are equal before the law. Not equal in all things, “Equal before the Law”

It is a system that stood for the principle that each citizen is guaranteed “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness.” It did not guarantee happiness, only that each individual could pursue happiness in the way that they saw fit.

The American System was founded on the principles of family and faith. It is a system tied to the Judeo-Christian belief that our rights come not from the gov’t, but from a higher power. Our creator.

That American Way has been under assault since the Vietnam era.

The so-called Patriot act furthered this assault as the gov’t was given the green light by politicians to spy on and charge everyday Americans with crimes via secret FISA courts, which in and of themselves are unconstitutional.

The American Way is now crumbling under the weight of long-standing Marxist ideology that is being passed off as the “New Way to Freedom” by much of Academia as well as the Corporate Media & Big Tech giants.

Billionaires like, Bill Gates, George Soros & Jeff Zuckerberg, now dominate the political campaign donation sphere with their immense wealth.

These so-called philanthropists, use this wealth to tilt the social and political narratives in their favor in order to further enrich themselves and shape the outcomes of our elections in a way that best suits their interests.

Ask yourself. Why is George Soros allowed to have so much influence in local DA elections? Soros sponsors DAs who are recklessly soft on crime amongst other questionable practices. Why are so many politicians willing to take his donations and do his bidding?

Why have so many members of the Jan 6th committee, accepted money from George Soros and why is the Jan 6th committee pursuing the asinine narrative that the events of Jan. 6th, 2021 were an “Insurrection”?

This bogus and illegitimate committee, which is led by Jamie Raskin (a modern-day combo of Robespierre and Lavrentiy Beria as well as a scoundrel of the first order) is wasting everyone’s time with this ongoing sham and outright lie that an insurrection took place.
Let’s be clear on this.

1,000,000+ people showed up at the Capital on Jan. 6th because they had serious doubts about the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
Many of those 1,000,000+ were current or ex-members of the military and law enforcement. If they showed up with the intent of an armed insurrection, trust me, there would have been one and the DC and local governments would have been overwhelmed.

They DID NOT go to DC for the purpose of insurrection. They went there to exercise their first amendment rights. To protest what they believed was a stolen election. Agree with them or not, they are entitled to their beliefs.

The events of that day did get out of hand and I think we all agree that anyone that entered the capital should be held accountable.
I think we can also agree, however, that keeping 600+ people locked up for 18+ months, without being charged and tried for any crime is more of a crime than the act of going into the capital building itself.

The Biden administration, via the DOJ, has in effect held 600+ people as political prisoners for the act of trespassing. This is not OK.
The “American Way” treats all as “Equal before the Law”.

The current and some former administrations have a two-tiered system of justice, where some are more equal than others.

VP Joe Biden clearly used “Quid Pro Quo” in order to have a Ukrainian prosecutor fired. He is on video saying so. He was never charged or impeached.

Donald Trump asked if the Ukrainians were going to look into corruption. The DEM & RINO impeached him over it.

The current administration is using a weaponized DOJ & FBI, via midnight FBI raids and other Stalinist tactics, to go after their political opponents and to terrorize anyone, that stands up to them or comes close to thwarting their goals.

As I write this, the DOJ, at the request of the Jan 6th committee, is sending out goon squads of heavily armed FBI agents in the middle of the night to raid and boot in the doors of anyone that they deem a threat to their hold on power.

These raids are being directed at former members of the Trump administration, lawyers that represent the GOP, and anyone that has ties to any person that was merely present at the capital on Jan. 6th.

These type of actions are typical of Banana Republics & Nazi Germany. This is not what is acceptable and is diametrically opposed to the ideals that the founders put in place. This IS NOT “The American Way.”

The treatment of James O’Keefe vs. Hunter Biden is a case in point.

Hunter Biden obtains a handgun by lying on the application form, a felony. He later disposes of that illegally obtained handgun, in a public place.

VP Joe Biden sends the secret service to retrieve the gun and Hunter is never charged with a crime.

James O’Keefe, of Project Veritas, obtains a copy of Joe Biden’s daughter’s diary. He decides not to publish the contents and offers to give it the FBI.

The FBI shows up in the deep of night, boots on his door, and confiscates all of his electronic devices.

The FBI is only supposed to investigate Federal crimes. Having a copy of a diary IS NOT a federal crime.

James O’Keefe is also a journalist, protected by the 1st amendment.

No law abiding judge should have allowed the FBI a warrant in this case, but once again the two-tiered system of justice kicks in.

The DOJ does nothing to stop ANTIFA and other domestic left-wing terrorists that have been assaulting law enforcement, burning, looting and rioting since the spring of 2020.

The Pro-abortion group “Jane’s Revenge” has firebombed buildings and scrawled threatening graffiti on houses of worship and pregnancy centers in recent days as well as threatened and picketed the houses of the conservative Supreme Court justices.

THIS IS ILLEGAL. The Biden Administration & DOJ have taken no action against these lawbreakers. In fact, they tacitly support them.

As Merrick Garland’s DOJ does nothing to combat left-wing violence and terrorism, they target so-called “White Supremacists” that they can’t name or define except to declare that the MAGA movement (their political rival) is white supremacy.

The current state of lunacy is supported by every member of the Democratic party leadership.

The dark forces that support the Academia purported Marxist lie of the “New Freedom” and those who want to destroy the American Way state loudly that America is a systemically racist, failed experiment that needs to be burned down.

This begs a sane person to ask a question.

If America is so systemically racist why have 2,000,000+ people illegally crossed the border into the USA since 2021??
Is it because they want to experience some of that “Systemic Racism?”

Or is it because the American Way is still the BEST way to pursue life, liberty & happiness.

The dark forces that want to destroy the American way would have you believe that a man can become a woman just by choosing to do so
That it’s OK for men to compete with women in sports and enter the private spaces of women.

That it’s OK to expose and sexualize children to the “LGBTQ+ XYZ” lifestyle in kindergarten & elementary school.

That it’s OK to force an untested, ineffective, dangerous, synthetic mRNA injection on you & that civil liberties can be suspended indefinitely at the whim of a Governor, Mayor, or some other un-elected so-called “Public Health” official.

Sane and rational people, don’t care what an adult person does to their own body or what consenting adults do behind closed doors, but men are not women. Women are not men. No amount of hormone therapy and surgery can change that. Men and women are biologically distinct and for good reason.

Those are the facts folks and yet we have a whole segment of society that now propagates the idea that “You can switch your sex because you feel like it. Because it’s the new “trendy thing.”

We have a new Supreme court justice that said she could not define “What a woman is because she is not a biologist.” This is lunacy and it is just what the “Anti-American Way” crowd wants.

The dark powers that be, believe, and promote the idea that exposure to sexual topics, sexual lifestyles, and the sexualization of children in schools is ok. I DISAGREE.

Exposing children to any type of sexualization or any sexual lifestyle is NEVER ok. It has NO PLACE in any school at any level, including high school.

This sexualization of children and the sexualization of education does not exist in the “American Way”. Nor should it.

Reading, writing, and arithmetic, along with civics and history is what children should be learning at school. It is not the place of any public school to promote any lifestyle or morality. That is the job of the parents alone.

Yet the dark powers behind all of this, promote this sexualization of education as the “new normal” when in fact it borders on sexual abuse at best and pedophilia at worst.

The dark powers that be are crushing the “American Way” from within by promoting craziness as sanity, madness as normality and by stomping out and canceling anyone brave enough to stand up to the lunacy that they promote.

The topic of abortion is a divisive issue and thoughts on it cover a broad spectrum.

That is a topic for another day, but killing a healthy baby as it is being or right after it is born is MURDER. Thinking otherwise is evil.
The dark powers that be, promote this infanticide as a celebration of a women’s freedom. Talk about a twisted “Un-American” ideology.

The suspension of civil liberties and personal freedom during an emergency is nowhere to be found in any state or the US Constitution and yet these same people promote the idea that this is OK.

Lockdowns and the suspension of civil liberties have NO PLACE in an “American Way” world.

In the “American Way” world, individual freedom and responsibility would be the creed of every day.

Un-elected health officials would not be able to order that everyone put on masks just so that they can feel like they are doing something.

Sadly, we live in a time where the NH DCYF removes the son of a GOP NH State Rep from his home because he gave his son Ivermectin, while the City of Nashua hands out free needles to anyone that wants one, for the purpose of injecting heroin into their body.

Ivermectin is a Nobel prize-winning, anti-parasitic, and anti-viral agent with a proven safety record.

The possession and use of heroin are illegal as it destroys the body & soul. How is this OK?

I could go on but you get the picture.

The American System is Collapsing under the weight of the ill intent and the tyrannical dreams of its’ enemies.

I am not Superman, but I am an American and I believe in the American Way.

I for one am going to head into the maelstrom in order to help stop this collapse.

To help shore up our American ideals and our “American Way” of life.

Anyone that supports the ideas of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” and of “Truth, Justice & the American Way” is welcome to join in.


John Cawthron is a GOP Candidate for State Rep. Ward 9 in Nashua, NH


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Unilever “Rejects Completely and Repudiates Unequivocally” Ben & Jerry’s Ban on Selling Ice Cream in Israel

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 19:30 +0000

Long ago and way back in time (circa 2000), the Global Beast named Unilever ate Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Ben and Jerry each got a fat check and retained the right to lead an independent board that could make whiney decisions based on the company’s social mission.

B&J birthed the TDS flavor Pecan Resist and even encouraged Congress to let the leading theocrat-financiers of global terrorism have the nuclear option. They also decided to prohibit sales of their products in Israel in support of the BDS Movement. Not Biden Derangement Syndrome – that’s what the sitting president* has, the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement. BDS is an economic and political pressure campaign to force Isreal to do whatever the progs decide (always subject to change and never in your favor).

The proposed ban in Israel has not gone well for the Independent Board or the brand, even in places they might typically find favor, but to their credit, they stuck to their progressive “principles” and insisted on no B&Js in Isreal.

Unilever, which claimed to retain primary responsibility for financial and operational decisions, has stepped in and told the independent board to stuff it.


The company has sold its Ben & Jerry’s business interests in Israel to Avi Zinger, the owner of American Quality Products Ltd (AQP), the current Israel-based licensee. The new arrangement means Ben & Jerry’s will be sold under its Hebrew and Arabic names throughout Israel and the West Bank under the full ownership of its current licensee


They even called it what it is.


Unilever rejects completely and repudiates unequivocally any form of discrimination or intolerance. Antisemitism has no place in any society. We have never expressed any support for the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement and have no intention of changing that position.


And why would they? According to the release, “Unilever Israel employs around 2,000 people of diverse backgrounds, has four local manufacturing plants, and works with a network of around 2,000 local suppliers and service providers.” And “Unilever has invested more than 1 billion Shekels (around €250 million) in our business in Israel.”

So, Ben & Jerry and their Independent Board will have to find another way to offend Jews.

Don’t worry. It won’t take long. But it won’t be affecting anyone in Israel.



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XBO – A New Leader in Crypto Exchanges Is Coming Soon

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 19:05 +0000

As the cryptocurrency market continues to expand, now is the time to witness the new revolution in the crypto industry.

XBO is gearing up to launch a new state-of-the-art and secure crypto exchange that will revolutionize your trading experience. There are plenty of new features to get excited about.

XBO has unveiled a generous loyalty program that makes it possible to enjoy advanced benefits once it is launched.

So, it’s your time to be an early bird and enjoy all the early benefits XBO is offering.

Get Ready to Enjoy Early Benefits:

What it feels like to have an extra scoop of ice cream! That’s the case with XBO’s loyalty program.

By registering for Early Access, users can instantly win access to the ‘Gold Loyalty Tier’ Status. The benefits will mesmerize you for sure.

The list of benefits doesn’t end here! The next one will surely skip your heartbeat. The first 10,000 users to register and verify their identity on the platform will have the opportunity to win a small number of lifetime ‘Black Diamond Loyalty Status’ memberships.

The loyalty program consists of five tiers in total  – Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Black Diamond.

You will unlock additional benefits with each progressive tier. However, you’ll need experience points (XP) to progress to the next higher tier.

XBO lets you earn these XPs by performing various tasks on the exchange, such as trades, currency swaps, and deposits.

So, let’s take a closer look at all the features and benefits of XBO’s loyalty tiers.


Benefits Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Black Diamond
XPs Required 100 10,000 65,000 650,000 2,100,000
Free Crypto Deposits Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlock Countless Perks with Black Diamond Loyalty Status.
Cashback N/A 0.1% 0.25% 0.5%
Free Crypto Withdrawals Allowed in a Month 0 2 3 4
Free fiat Withdrawals Allowed in a Month 0 2 3 4
Trading Fee (Taker/Maker) 0.40%/0.30% 0.38%/0.29% 0.36%/0.27% 0.32%/0.24%
Payment Card N/A Gold Card Platinum Card Diamond Card (Metal)
Rewards (Crypto) N/A Randomized amount of various cryptocurrencies Randomized amount of various cryptocurrencies Randomized amount of various cryptocurrencies
Experience The Highly-Secured Environment

XBO implements strict and military-grade security measures to reaffirm its promise to deliver the secure and best crypto trading experience.

With XBO, you’ll not need to worry about the security of your assets and most importantly, your privacy.


Get Ready For a Simplified Crypto Trading Experience

Today, digital assets are beyond the reach of many people due to various reasons. XBO aims to bridge this gap by offering the simplest and most intuitive web and mobile platforms.

These platforms will offer a never-seen-before trading experience to all sorts of crypto traders and investors.


The Bottom Line:

After going through all the features and benefits, it is clear that XBO will soon be revolutionizing your old way of trading cryptocurrencies.

XBO’s features, such as a secure and simplified trading experience, will surely create a stir in the crypto industry.

So, be an early bird and register for Early Access to unlock the additional benefits and be at the forefront.


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No Legislative Purpose to the Jan. 6 Committee

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 18:00 +0000

There’s no legislative purpose to the Jan. 6 Committee. Its “report” is a professionally produced television propaganda extravaganza intended to smear former President Donald Trump and prevent his 2024 re-election as president.

Breaking a 200-year tradition, Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi appointed all committee members, only people who voted to impeach President Trump; the Republican leader’s appointees were rejected. Thus, witnesses know that perjured or incomplete anti-Trump testimony won’t be exposed and that their pro- or anti-Trump claims may impact their treatment by the media, employers, prosecutors, judges, and juries.

Why wasn’t the Capitol adequately protected? The committee refuses to investigate why President Trump’s Jan. 2, 2020 offer of 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol was refused despite known threats of violence, expected large crowds, and Capitol Police pleas for help before Jan. 6.

A veteran ABC “Nightline” producer created the committee’s one-sided television “report”, with members reading scripts from teleprompters. Evidence allegedly condemning former President Trump was cherry-picked from 1,000 witnesses and 140,000 documents. No contrary evidence is provided. No evidence is challenged, e.g., Chair Bennie Thompson’s proven false, inflammatory claim that police died on Jan. 6, defending the Capitol remained unchallenged; only unarmed protestors died at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

In a jury trial prosecutors opening statements couldn’t be as dishonest as the Jan. 6 Committee “report”; prosecutors know that defense attorneys will expose their omissions and tear their lies to shreds.

The Jan. 6 Committee allows no Republican-selected representatives to question witnesses to expose lies and biases, to present contrary and exculpatory evidence or theories, or to expose other misinformation. Under these circumstances every innocent defendant will be found guilty.

The Jan. 6 Committee report is simply taxpayer funded Democrat propaganda.

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New Hampshire May Have Its First Case of Monkeypox

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 16:30 +0000

Just in case you forgot and just in time for the long Independence Day weekend we have reports that the Granite State has one potential case of Monkey Pox.


“The first probable case of monkeypox in New Hampshire has been identified. While this is a concerning development, the risk to the general public is very low,” said Dr. Jonathan Ballard, DHHS chief medical officer. “We are investigating this situation to determine whether additional people may have been exposed.”


A probable case? As in likely and not confirmed? Maybe. That’s reassuring to those who need to be concerned.

In other news, the identity of this patient has been hidden to protect their privacy. Wait, medical privacy is a thing again too? We just spent two years yapping about how important that is to public health. I still have my contact and community tracing decorations up.

Public Health Trumps Everything!

A school in New Hampshire branded kids with a sharpie at their Prom, and made them hold their hands up every fifteen minutes so everyone else would know if they were “near” the unvaccinated students.

Outcast, unclean!


Is this newfound desire because the disease has been spreading globally thanks to pride festivals, at which physical or intimate contact is required for it to spread? And it’s spreading!

I have to think it is, and I’m not interested in anything more than the hypocrisy here. But I hope you’ve notified the “gay community” if your “patient” becomes a confirmed case and embraces that lifestyle.

Consenting adults and all that, but make up your frikkin’ minds, and here’s the hard part. Try to be consistent and not look like you’re playing favorites or admit you are a partisan stooge. At least then, we’d be able to properly frame the information you provide or don’t.




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Notable Quote – See, SCOTUS Was Right in Its Beatdown on the EPA and CO2 Emissions!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 15:00 +0000

I found this back on April 1 but it is no April Fool’s Day joke – it is serious stuff and shows that yesterday’s SCOTUS decision (on which I’ll have more to say later) was correct as we on the Right have been watching the rise of The Administrative State.

Finally, we may have seen the first major shot in killing the practice in which unelected, unaccountable, and unassailable (until yesterday) bureaucrats make Law even as they are in the Executive Branch and not the Legislative Branch:

When agencies make law in the guise of interpreting statutes, they rely on the courts to defer to their interpretations. But this judicial deference is unconstitutional. One problem is the judicial abandonment of independent judgment. When judges defer to agency interpretations, they depart from their judicial office or duty, under Article III of the Constitution, to exercise their own independent judgment. Recognizing this duty, Chief Justice John Marshall wrote in Marbury v. Madison: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases, must of necessity expound and interpret that rule.” The judges therefore cannot defer to an agency’s interpretation without abandoning their duty – indeed, their very office – as judges.

-Columbia University law professor Philip Hamburger ( The Administrative Threat)

Yesterday’s beatdown was necessary and LOONG overdue. Lower courts have consistently applied a “judicial outlook” or shown deference to Government agencies in lawsuits against them on the idea that “they know better” as they make up regulations and rules (and during the pandemic, “guidelines”) that are really the Law to be obeyed and not just the bills that the Legislature (Federal, State) passes.

When you look at the bills, there are a lot of “holes” in them because legislators rarely take the time to REALLY write a bill that takes almost all twists | turns | exploitations | Law of Unintended Consequences into account.  They simply throw it “over the wall” to the Executive Branch, dust off their hands, and say “see, we did something”.

They expect the Executive Branch minions to finish their broad strokes by adding all of the little details.  And it is in doing that process, courts learned that it wasn’t the Legislators that created the Law as to the intent and practicalities but the bureaucrats that did most of the work.  In doing so, judges show “Chevron deference” over the plaintiff(s):

One of the most important principles in administrative law, The “Chevron deference” is a term coined after a landmark case, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 468 U.S. 837 (1984), referring to the doctrine of judicial deference given to administrative actions.  In Chevron, the Supreme Court set forth a legal test as to when the court should defer to the agency’s answer or interpretation, holding that such judicial deference is appropriate where the agency’s answer was not unreasonable, so long as the Congress had not spoken directly to the precise issue at question.  The scope of the Chevron deference doctrine is that when a legislative delegation to an administrative agency on a particular issue or question is not explicit but rather implicit, a court may not substitute its own interpretation of the statute for a reasonable interpretation made by the administrative agency.  Rather, as Justice Stevens wrote in Chevron, when the statute is silent or ambiguous with respect to the specific issue, the question for the court is whether the agency’s action was based on a permissible construction of the statute.  The Chevron deference first requires that the administrative interpretation in question was issued by the agency charged with administering that statute being construed.  Accordingly, interpretations by agencies not in charge of that statute in question are not owed any judicial deference.  Also, the implicit delegation of authority to an administrative agency to interpret a statute does not extend to the agency’s interpretation of its own jurisdiction under that statute.
Generally, to be accorded Chevron deference, the agency’s interpretation of an ambiguous statute must be permissible, which the court has defined to mean “rational” or “reasonable.” In determining the reasonableness of a particular construction of a statute by the agency, the age of that administrative interpretation as well as the congressional action or inaction in response to that interpretation at issue can be a useful guide, if the Congress was aware of the interpretation when it acted or refrained from action, and when the agency’s interpretation is not inconsistent with the clear statutory language.

In subsequent cases, the Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of Chevron deference, holding that only the agency interpretations reached through formal proceedings with the force of law, such as adjudications, or notice-and-comment rulemaking, qualify for Chevron deference, while those contained in opinion letters, policy statements, agency manuals, or other formats that do not carry the force of law are not warranted a Chevron deference.  In such cases, the Court may give a slightly less deferential treatment to the agency’s interpretation, giving a persuasive value under the Court’s “Skidmore deference” analysis.

Since the start of the Progressive Era, it has been their goal to replace our Constitutional processes with “The Administrative State” in which non-partisan technocrat experts, quickly divining what Society needs where and then planning and implementing all the processes required to fill that “need” would rule (or in their words, “care for us”). The idea was to have the veneer of a Representative Republic but the real sausage-making that meant anything was done several levels downward.

The EPA case stopped this in its track (I hope and for a long time to come). Where there is much yelling going on that the EPA is keeping us safe during this time of Global Warming by having the Administrative State decide and demand that people obey it in the process of transitioning to “Clean/Green Energy”, we know that Congress never passed the Green New Deal.

So where do bureaucrats get their Power to do this when our “Law Makers” haven’t decided? They don’t have such Powers as the Legislature never gave to them.

This is a good example of deference shown by one part of Government to another – and SCOTUS stating “the game is now over”.

This ISN’T a case about Global Warming or the Environment – it IS ALL about the Separation of Powers between the Branches of our Government as outlined in our Constitution; there really should be no “sharing” of each Branch’s Powers with another. Legislators make LAW, the Executive Branch can only, well, execute/carry out that Law.

In fact, all of the other major decisions by SCOTUS end up, by one avenue or another, in starting the “stuffing back into the box” process in putting the Government back into its boundaries as set by the Constitution.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Over 90 Degrees Where I live Today – But US Temps on Track to be 4th Coldest on Record

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 13:30 +0000

Whenever it gets warm, the warmists like to perform their global warming schtick. The sky is falling; the seas are rising; let’s give the government more money and power!

Um, no. Bad idea. But so are all the notions the Planeteers have come up with to address what they describe as man-made climate change. And there is some of that. Urban heat islands – which they’d like to expand and cram us all on – meddle with the atmosphere a bit.

They make it feel warmer than it is.

And most of the climate whiners live or work in these places where the ravages of Democrat-made misery are on full display – the only true threat to mankind. Democrats. But back to the temperature.

It’s going to be above 90 degrees in these parts, so there’s likely to be some finger-pointing. As is our custom, we feel obligated to provide some balance by pointing the finger at the some data.

The US, which for the locals is part of “the globe,” is experiencing near-historic cooling trends in 2020.

Avg minimum nighttime temperatures from Jan 1 to Jun 15, 2020.



US percentage of days above 60 on the same time scale




Those averages dipped dramatically in 2020, and maybe you’ve felt it yourself.

We have this trend working—one or two hot days than a week of cooler, milder days. The latter have been outnumbering the former, and, if memory serves, only a few warm nights have made sleeping uncomfortable.

So, enjoy the warmer weather when we have it, but it is not indicative of anything—quite the contrary. According to the science, the US is getting cooler in 2020, not warmer.



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Another Trip Down the Left’s Hypocrisy Highway

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 12:00 +0000

It’s time for another trip down the Left’s Hypocrisy Highway. With so many topics, it’s difficult to stay current. In no particular order:

Per Jen Psaki, President Joe Biden said that protesting outside Supreme Court justices’ homes is understandable because the protesters are “hurt, angry, and passionate”. Why didn’t the people who protested on Jan. 6, receive the same empathy?

Why isn’t it insurrection when Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that the current abortion case at the Supreme Court is a “call to arms” (May 10)?

A recent letter noted that Biden is decreasing the deficit by $1.5 trillion. Did he do that by injecting $1.5 trillion into the money supply? Back to math class.

Creating money out of nothing and adding it to the money supply without a concurrent increase in goods and services inflates the money supply. That is the definition of inflation. Prices of existing goods and services will be increased to match the new money. Economics 101.

If greedy gas companies are responsible for the huge gas prices now, was it companies’ largess responsible for the low prices during the Trump administration?

Why are consumers blaming the Democrats for the high gas prices? Is it because Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “committed to reducing the use of oil and gas”? Inquiring minds want to know.

Why is it OK that Biden is open to meet with Kim Jong Un (Wall Street Journal, May 23) but it’s some sort of admiration when Trump wanted to meet with Xi?

That’s all for now, folks. Stay tuned for more.

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Build Back Better…Abortions!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 10:30 +0000

Mt. Abortion is the hill the Dems have decided to die on, or was it Mt. Transgender? Mt. No More Fossil Fuels? Mt. Record Inflation. Mt. Disarm the law-abiding. Mt. Crappy Economy. There’s a range of them, and abortion is the most recent (again), and it’s killing babies or bust.

To promote the practice of ending life before birth, the legislative branch of the soon-to-be no longer most powerful nation on the earth is directing those 15 years of age or younger to a resource that helps them hide their abortion from their parents.


The website informs children 15 years old or younger that parental requirement laws demand that parents and guardians must be involved with the decision to have an abortion.

“If you need to avoid involving a parent or guardian, contact the If/When/How Judicial Bypass Helpline for information about getting a judicial bypass,” the website advises.


Just press the coathanger button on the nearest red courtesy phone, and one of our operators will connect you with a safe* legal abortion.

Will it involve crossing state lines, or is that bit of illegal business no longer of consequence? Transporting minors into another state without parental approval used to be a bad thing. Now it just another outdated, if not archaic, barrier to abortion services?

What am I saying? These are the same people who hid Jeffrey Epstein’s little sex island full of underage girls trafficked for the rich and powerful, none of whom have been named or will be prosecuted. Oh, and look!



Should we expect an FBI task force to investigate parents that find out and object? Because we know they won’t be investigating who at Abortion is trafficking minors for abortion services or how they are doing it**. Especially now that the White House and DHHS are “promoting the service.”



**Note: I have no knowledge that is transporting minors across state lines but let’s be honest, why would that stop any of them?

HT | Breitbart

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Cathy Qi Running For State Representative

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 01:30 +0000

Cathy Qi of Bethlehem is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in the newly created District 2 of Grafton County. The single-seat district encompasses the towns of Bethlehem and Franconia.

If elected, Qi will be the first Asian-American to serve in the House from both towns. Before moving to Bethlehem with her husband, Qi worked as a manager for sales and marketing for major international companies after achieving her MBA in marketing from Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

She currently serves as a global account manager from Morrison Express Corporation USA.

Qi is focused on policies that champion small business promotion, reducing taxes, and defending education from divisive concepts. Her experience as a small business owner has allowed her to identify some of the deficiencies state regulations impose on New Hampshire taxpayers.

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“I want to make sure the state meets its obligations to the people by ensuring help gets to those in need in a timely manner whether it’s an individual or a business,” said Qi. “At the same time, we should look for ways to make our government more efficient.”

She stated that “My family chose New Hampshire, the North Country, and specifically Bethlehem for our home because of the beauty and the goodness of its people.



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GWU Students Want Clarence Thomas Canceled – University Says, Nope.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-07-01 00:00 +0000

Cancel Culture, with the support of the woke mob, had quite a run-up until recently. In 2020, Drew Brees had the audacity to suggest that disrespecting our flag and National Anthem before NFL games was a bad idea, but when the wokesters broke out their pitchforks, Brees folded like a poker novice with an 8-high hand.

When it became known that Kevin Hart had the gall to make harmless jokes about gays a decade earlier, the Motion Picture Academy forced him out of his Oscars gig and issued so many apologies, that he may still be begging for forgiveness.

The reason Cancel Culture had been on the rise and had become so feared is that it was effective. If someone, anyone, dare utter or write anything even slightly in conflict with the leftists’ worldview, they were heretics.

A handful of protesters outside of a corporate headquarters would have CEOs hiding under their desks and doing anything necessary to appease the bloodthirsty dozens.

We want to thank Jess Lawson for this Op-Ed. Please direct yours to

But we’ve seen a shift in recent months. Netflix told employees who disagree with their programming to go find another job. Woke employees have been screaming at Amazon to shut down the sales of books exposing the insanity of their transgender arguments, but Jeff Bezos and company have ignored them.

And now we have another example, this time from the overwhelmingly leftist world of academia.

According to The Hill:

“George Washington University (GWU) has rejected its student body’s calls to remove Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from his adjunct professor role in the aftermath of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

In a letter sent on Tuesday, GWU officials said that they will not remove Thomas from his current position with the school because he has not violated the school’s policy on academic freedom, saying that Thomas is free to express his own opinion even though his views do not reflect the school.

‘Because we steadfastly support the robust exchange of ideas and deliberation, and because debate is an essential part of our university’s academic and educational mission…’”

Justice Thomas’ sin, according to those in the student body, was merely to vote in a way that they don’t like. Or, more accurately stated, the GWU wokesters wanted Thomas canned for the temerity of accurately interpreting the Constitution and for casting a vote to overturn one of the worst SCOTUS decisions in our nation’s history.

While it’s refreshing to see a left-wing institution like GWU stand its ground in the name of philosophical freedom, what might be even more encouraging is the background of that university. Only two weeks ago, GWU was in the news for its decision to change the name of its school mascot. Prior to the decision, the Washington D.C.-based school had been known by the dreaded, hateful, racist moniker of “Colonials.” And no, that’s not a joke.

Will the decision by George Washington University to push back against the woke mob take hold elsewhere in academia? Will the ridiculousness of Cancel Culture continue to ebb in corporate America? Only time will tell, but it appears that we may indeed be seeing a trend. As they say, better late than never.



Jess Lawson writes at The Blue State Conservative

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FAKE NEWS: Associated Press Reporter Holly Ramer LIES About NH’s Abortion Law

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 22:30 +0000

NH-NeverTrump Journal recently held a debate for the GOP U.S. Senate primary. Associated Press reporter Holly Ramer’s write-up focused nearly exclusively on abortion (probably around 75%), with the remainder primarily devoted to the recent “bipartisan” federal red-flag law legislation.

Ramer’s write-up FALSELY claimed that New Hampshire’s abortion law contains no exceptions for rape or incest:

… As state Senate president, Morse helped insert a provision into the current state budget prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks’ gestation and has opposed efforts to add exceptions for rape, incest and fatal fetal anomalies. …

The law allows abortion for any reason for the first six months, which as the dust settles after the Dobbs decision is on the far-left spectrum of abortion-regulation among the States. In other words, there is an exception for rape and incest for the entire first six months of pregnancy.

Ramer knows this. She is simply repeating a NH Democrat Party LIE.

If Associated Press is going to countenance its “reporters” publishing Democrat Party LIES it should change its name to Abortion Press.

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A Criminal Activity Called “Healthcare”

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 21:00 +0000

While good doctors, nurses, and aids are short-staffed, laboring with a passionate concern for the best care for their patients, those at the top seem to have forgotten the age-old Hippocratic Oath.

Establishment medicine married and joined together with the government has compromised ethics while politics has ruled supreme since Anthony Fauci became chief of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NAID).

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO boss and Chinese communist “water boy for tyranny” in collusion with Bill Gates of Big Pharmaceutical and Klaus Swab head of the World Economic Forum, are powerful allies that deserve to be called the medical mafia helping Anthony Fauci lead the charge against Americans personal “inherent right” to make their own decisions in healthcare.

The first step is education using truth as your only weapon.

We have a great source of truth from America’s Frontline Doctors and Nurses, thousands of courageous “whistleblowers” who have put their careers in jeopardy, to tell the truth to expose all the criminal activity now called “good for your health” by Anthony Fauci.

How blind can citizens be to not see this “neon sign” image of the future? Trust the news sources that promote the “whistleblowers” and truth-telling public servants that need to overcome the “fake newsmakers” agenda to protect this criminal activity that for several years has replaced good healthcare.

Senator Rand Paul exposes godfather Fauci’s lies twice in 2021 testimony about the established fact that the research called “gain of function” conducted by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), genetically enhanced a bat coronavirus to infect human beings. Fauci lied that NIAID did not finance this research with tax grants.

Even though his “lies” did not fool Dr. Paul, media bias still must be overcome to allow truth to penetrate the minds and hearts of the average citizen who have been easily deceived with constant fear. Concerned as I, ask the question: what is the benefit of this “gain of function” research? It would seem that any benefit would not be worth risking the potential danger of what happened, the death of millions of people around the world as a result of this research. What other lies are being covered up?

Perhaps, Dr. Fauci’s covers up the fact that he spent 79 billion on his pet drug Remdesivir which has no clinical efficacy against COVID? And he pushed this $3,000 highly toxic treatment that costs roughly a thousand times more than HCQ or Ivermectin IVM even though he surely must have known of Remdesivir’s hazards to good health. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation might not appreciate competition that saves lives, for they have a 6.5 Million stake in Gilead the company that developed Remdesivir.

Fauci surely must have moved heaven and earth to deter the below facts from being brought to the public’s attention by Dr. Pierre Kory in 2021: “COVID resulted in -6 million hospitalizations and 700,000 + deaths…. If HCQ and Ivermectin(IVM) had been widely used instead of systematically suppressed we could have prevented 75%, or at least 500,000 lives, and 80% hospitalizations, or 4.8 million. We could have spared the states hundreds of billions of dollars.”

The vaccine doesn’t work and it is dangerous to public health. Consider the latest evidence provided by Steve Kirsch, a California tech entrepreneur who founded the Vaccine Safety Research foundation (VSRF). As of June, 24th, 2022 Kirsch tells Americans the results of Fauci’s political conniving: his survey indicates that over 750,000 people died from the vaccine.

Surprisingly, the ever-vigilant CDC hasn’t found anyone who has died from the mRNA vaccines. Not a single person. So that’s a gap of 750,000 people. Someone isn’t telling the truth.

It’s apparent that Fauci knew of Dr. Peter McCullough, Vice Chief of medicine at Baylor University Medical Center who revealed last year the standard vaccine protocol applied to FDA-approved new vaccines: McCullough tells us a typical new drug …” at about 50 unexplained deaths for a product, it’s pulled off the market. In the 1976 Swine Flu Epidemic, we attempted to vaccinate 55 million Americans. At 25 deaths, the program was killed.”

Based on these above “tip of the iceberg” concerns representing the failure of Fauci’s policies, don’t you think it is obvious that collusion exists between big government and Pharma? And that such powerful evidence warrants firing Fauci? It is obvious that his policies to protect our people have failed. They are a hazard to good health and have infringed on our God-given rights.

Our liberty is in the balance.

Help! Join the crusade to expose what appears to be a criminal activity called “healthcare” that is being forced on our people by informing yourself and while there is still time, build a fire under officeholders with the truth until they take action.

We in America have a law that limits government. It is called the Constitution. The Constitution is the solution! Politicians will only obey it when they are held accountable. Citizens must study how it limits office holders to force them to obey it.

The crimes of government employees are crimes, violators must suffer punishment just like the average citizen is punished when they violate the law. Why should government jobs such as Fauci’s continue to be immune from righteous judgment?

Don’t forget that it is you and I who “hire and fire” at the ballot box. We have the responsibility “to police the government.”



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GrokGauntlet Update: We have our first “We decline the opportunity”

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 19:30 +0000

We conducted our first GrokGauntlet last Thursday and that was with Don Bolduc who is running for the NH GOP nomination for US Senate. Tonite, we will be running Julian Acciard through our grill session in his road in seeking the nod from the NH GOP to be the next NH Governor.

We have a number of folks across the Governorship, US Senate, and NH’s two Congressional Districts that have either already accepted or are just trying to set the right date (we just expanded from doing them just on Thursdays to adding another location on Wednesdays so we’re covering both the far South of the State and now into the Central part. However….

We have had our first official decline from a candidate.  That would be George Hansel, major of Keene, who was anointed on his “Announcement Day” by Governor Sununu in his run for US Congress.  Now, I’ve not met the man myself so I have no idea what his politics are about. Add to that, in our almost 17 years of having our doors open, we’ve only mentioned him twice (here and here) but only “in passing” fashion so it’s not like we’ve put him under a microscope before unless you consider what a reader sent me in that second link:

He explained to me that Keene’s new Mayor, George Hansel, is more right of center than what he can really get away with in such a strongly Democrat city and still get elected- so that was interesting.

I don’t even consider that even rising to “damning with faint praise” levels and the only explanation that I received from Kevin Chrisom, his campaign manager, was the ever-present “we’ve decided to go in other directions”.

Head scratcher.

UPDATE Before Publishing – a TWO-Fer!  Number two from the Establishment Wing of the NH GOP: Chris Sununu!  His Sr. Advisor/Campaign manager (not sure which) Paul Collins, in an e.e. cummings fashion, let us know that His Excellency doesn’t wish to talk to us:

good morning mr. murphy,

thank you for reaching out, but we will pass.


This is NOT a head scratcher. Response:

From: “Skip” <>
To: “Paul Collins” <>
Sent: 6/30/2022 10:04:23 AM
Subject: Re[2]: An invitation for Gov. Sununu to be interviewed by the authors

Hi Paul,

Sorry to have just left a vmail for you – I just saw this email.

I can understand that Chris would not wish to come into the lions’ den to spar with the ‘Grok authors.  I’ll inform our readers just like with George Hansel.


So, readers, time for some “citizen journalism” – since he won’t come to us, I’d appreciate reports back if you go to his campaign events and let us ALL know what his stances are. After all, he wants to represent at least half of NH and that includes all of you in the Liberty & Freedom / Conservatarian wing of the Party.  And I thank you in advance.  And if he takes questions from attendees, and you’re lacking such, not to worry – we have PLENTY to share!

And a video of him would be WONDERFUL!  After all, we were going to share the video if he had come in for a GrokGauntlet like I outlined here: GrokGauntlet – It Is Time! And Lots of People to Grill

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“4x Vaccinated” Fauci Got Covid (Again), Took Paxlovid …And COVID Came Back, Worse!

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 18:00 +0000

Just like the so-called “vaccine,” GraniteGrok has been ahead of the NH media with honest reporting about Paxlovid, another expensive EUA drug from Pfizer that doesn’t work on COVID. It doesn’t clear the virus, and (irony alert) Tony Fauci is one of its latest victims.


“After I finished the five days of Paxlovid, I reverted to negative on an antigen test for three days in a row,” Fauci said Tuesday in a remote interview during the Foreign Policy’s Global Health Forum.

“And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain, I tested myself again. I reverted back to positive.”

“It was sort of what people are referring to as a Paxlovid rebound,” Fauci said. Over the next day, he began to feel “really poorly,” and “much worse than in the first go-around,” he added.


Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., writing at the Defender, reports that the Federal government spent 10.6 billion on Paxlovid to make it “free” and “available” to any American who wanted it (on the spot)!


Biden said he ordered “millions of pills” from Pfizer, paid for by U.S. tax dollars, to allow them to be passed out “for free.”

Dr. David Gortler, pharmacologist, pharmacist, FDA and healthcare policy oversight fellow and FDA reform advocate at the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday questioned why the government continues to invest in Paxlovid, given what he called the drug’s “lackluster” performance.


And Sununu couldn’t sign off on Ivermectin dispensed with a standing order?

Who Knew

Our local ABC affiliate, WMUR, has one piece on Paxlovid. In that piece, “State epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said Paxlovid is the more effective of the two, but its supply is more limited. It’s currently at 20 pharmacies in New Hampshire but will be at most Walgreens locations in the coming weeks.”


Health officials said the medications were bought by the federal government, so they should be free. The antiviral pills are intended for people who test positive for COVID-19 who are at risk of developing severe illness.

The less effective pill, according to Dr. Chan, is Molnupiravir. Given his record on COVID, I have to wonder if Merck’s Molnupiravir is better or worse than Paxlovid.

Over at New Hampshire’s largest daily newspaper, the Union Leader, there are several articles that mention Paxlovid (mostly from Reuters). I didn’t read them but check out a few of these headlines.


  • Pfizer trials find antiviral pill cuts risk of severe COVID-19 by 89%
  • Pfizer files for US authorization of promising COVID-19 antiviral pill
  • FDA authorizes Pfizer’s anti-covid pill as omicron surges
  • Pfizer oral COVID-19 pill gets US authorization for at-home use
  • Where to find Paxlovid once you’ve tested positive for Covid


Vegas odds there’s nothing negative in there?

A search of both portals for ‘Paxlovid Rebound’ produced no results, but Fauci talks about this as if people have known about it and that’s true. We learned about it back in April. So, unless you rely on WMUR, the Union Leader, and likely every other newspaper in the Granite State, it isn’t a mystery.

And how about The NH Bulletin, which just won ten NH Media awards for something or other. They have two pieces that include mentions of Paxlovid – but have nothing about the issues with the EUA drug or rebound.

How about NH Journal? Zero results for Paxlovid and why not, no one in NH politics is talking about how this is for emergency use, cost you another 10.6 billion, and it doesn’t work.

I guess that’s why you are here. Someone has to care about the truth even if they have to report it in their spare time. But it should be all of them. Fauci is 81, quadruple vaxxed, and Paxlovid gave him worse symptoms than before he took it. If public health is that important, shouldn’t Dr. Chan, WMUR, the Union Leader, or the other watchdogs in the media have something to say?

I thought we were all in this together. Or did you just mean the confidence scam and money laundering operation?



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States Cannot Be Compelled to Use Resources to Enforce Federal Laws

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 16:30 +0000

Another example of how the Left is consistently inconsistent was presented by a letter to the editor from Eric Taussig replying to Rep. Richard Littlefield in regard to HB 1178. This bill, recently signed into law by Governor Sununu, will prevent New Hampshire authorities from enforcing any federal gun-grabbing laws passed in D.C.

Mr. Taussig referred to the Constitutional supremacy clause nullifying that bill. That’s Mr. Taussig’s opinion but he forgets that numerous Democratic-controlled states have passed laws forbidding their authorities from assisting federal agents attempting to apprehend illegal aliens in violation of federal law.

Courts have upheld the right (Penn. 41 U.S. 539, 1842), that states cannot be compelled to use state law enforcement resources to enforce federal law.)

Recently, a Leftist activist got himself arrested planning to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Yup, he had a gun (a pistol) which is the most common firearm used in murders and not so-called assault weapons. You see, Mr. Littlefield recognized that the extreme Left has no interest in stopping gun “violence.” They only want to disarm law-abiding citizens in case they have a reason to overthrow our Republic (not “democracy”).

Other Leftist activists sent photos of the Kavanaugh children’s school in a clear attempt to intimidate the Kavanaugh family. If any readers think this is acceptable keep in mind that the door swings both ways or that other phrase as well. “what comes around, goes around.”

Not only are these attempts immoral and illegal, but they also incite the other side to adopt these actions unless authorities move quickly and strongly to find, arrest, and prosecute perpetrators. Otherwise, we invite chaos.

Or is that what the Left wants?

P.S. Still no one from the Left has come forward with any actual evidence of Donald Trump violating any laws. How come?



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