The Manchester Free Press

Monday • May 27 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXII

Manchester, N.H.

The Administrative State has Grown out of Control

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-06-30 15:24 +0000
Spencer Brown, Townhall.com: BREAKING: Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to EPA Power The Supreme Court on Thursday handed down a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA that denied the EPA's authority to enact sweeping regulations for greenhouse gases that... Tom Bowler
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Breaking: EPA’s Own “Emanations and Penumbras” Emissions Got Shut Down by a Higher Power – SCOTUS

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 15:00 +0000

Big news and AS BIG as the earlier three Biggie Decisions (abortion, Second Amendment, religious liberty).  This has HUGE ramifications for unelected, unaccountable, and unassailable faceless bureaucrats that believe that THEY are the lawmakers in our Republic.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to EPA Power

The Supreme Court on Thursday handed down a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA that denied the EPA’s authority to enact sweeping regulations for greenhouse gases that would “decarbonize” American energy under the Clean Air Act.

In a blow to Democrats and climate alarmists, the opinion said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its unelected bureaucrats could not use portions of the Clean Air Act to make rules limiting how the United States generates electricity and uses energy — such as ending the use of coal-fired power generation. The legal mess decided by SCOTUS Thursday arose from the Obama administration’s attempt to wage war on reliable energy sources that, according to leftists and Democrats, are killing the planet.

In the majority opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the power-grab attempted by Democrats to push their radical energy-killing agenda with unelected bureaucrats gets eviscerated:

Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible “solution to the crisis of the day.” New York v. United States, 505 U. S. 144, 187 (1992). But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d). A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is reversed, and the cases are remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

We’ll be talking about this for MONTHS as now the Biden Administration may well get stopped dead in its track in implementing, by fiat and Executive Orders, the failed Green New Deal bill of AOC and others.

This is GREAT NEWS!  NOW, perhaps, legislators will have to do the actual, hard, detailed, and intellectual work in crafting bills that cover all the bases instead of just throwing it over the Executive Branch wall and have it make actual law (masquerading as rules, guidance, and regulations).

Loyal reader Matt send in an email that included this reporting and it is VERY clear AND important:

The case stems from an Obama-era EPA climate rule and addresses the scope of Congress’s ability to delegate legislative authority to executive agencies.

In August 2015, the EPA adopted the Clean Power Plan that sought to cut carbon emissions by 32% from power plants by 2030.

This ISN’T really about CO2 emissions. It really ISN’T about Government bossing Society around (aka, we are going to transition you to Green Energy and you will both LIKE it and PAY for it whether you like it or not!).

It IS a Separation of Powers decision.

It is, IMHO, as much a decision against the Executive Branch doing what it wants without authorizing legislation to support those efforts as it is, even MORE importantly, telling the Legislative Branch “no more can you be lazy – DO YOUR JOB!!!”.

This is a huge blow against the encroaching Administrative State that the Progressives have wanted for a 120 years.

WHOOPEE!!!!!

UPDATE:  Also from Townhall – READ THE BOLDED PART!!!!  This is what makes it NOT just about CO2, the EPA, but EVERYTHING that is wrong about how legislation is written – or not (emphasis mine):

Justice Gorsuch, in a concurring opinion, noted that the administrative state has grown out of control in recent decades, and unelected bureaucrats’ use of delegated power can grow out of control if not checked:

I’d say it already is but…

When Congress seems slow to solve problems, it may be only natural that those in the Executive Branch might seek to take matters into their own hands. But the Constitution does not authorize agencies to use pen-and-phone regulations as substitutes for laws passed by the people’s representatives. In our Republic, “[i]t is the peculiar province of the legislature to prescribe general rules for the government of society.” Fletcher v. Peck, 6 Cranch 87, 136 (1810). Because today’s decision helps safeguard that foundational constitutional promise, I am pleased to concur

I look forward to the equivalent of Walmart’s “Roll Back Price” happening to the bureaucratic morass we’re in.

 

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The Founders Predicted our Economic Crisis

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:30 +0000

Did Thomas Jefferson call the economic crisis?

“Every thing predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is now coming to pass. we are to be ruined now by the deluge of bank paper as we were formerly by the old Continental paper.”

That’s from a letter to Thomas Cooper in January 1814. And while it sure seems to apply today, Jefferson was actually observing – and predicting – the depression of 1815-21, and the Panic of 1819.

While the 1815 panic was considered the start of several years of just mild depression, a major financial crisis – the Panic of 1819 – followed. It featured widespread foreclosures, bank failures, unemployment, a collapse in real estate prices, and a slump in agriculture and manufacturing.

In other words, Jefferson called it.

At the height of the economic crisis, Jefferson replied to a letter from John Adams, warning that things would never change if people didn’t understand cause and effect:

“The evils of this deluge of paper money are not to be removed until our citizens are generally and radically instructed in their cause & consequences.”

Jefferson and Adams were also discussing Chapter 6 of the 1817 Treatise on Political Economy by Destutt de Tracy, with Adams citing a passage calling the printing of fiat paper money more ruinous and a greater theft than empires of old shaving off a little gold from their coins and passing them off as full-weight.

“a theft of greater magnitude & still more ruinous is the making of paper. It is greater because in this money there is absolutely no real value. It is more ruinous because by its gradual depreciation during all the time of its existence it produces the effect which would be produced by an infinity of successive deteriorations of the coin.”

You might be surprised to hear that Adams agreed, and actually took a stronger position than Tracy, writing to Jefferson:

“That is to say an infinity of successive felonious larcenies. If this is true as I believe it is we Americans are the most thievish people that ever existed, we have been stealing from each other for an hundred & fifty years.” [emphasis added]

If the American people were “the most thievish” ever in 1819 – just imagine what they’d think of us today.

Rather than learn from history – “we the people” have almost totally ignored it, rejecting so many foundational principles, including what qualifies as money.

Jefferson put it this way in 1788:

“paper is poverty … it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.”

Here, Jefferson echoed Thomas Paine, writing 2 years earlier:

“Money is Money, and Paper is Paper. All the invention of man cannot make them otherwise.”

Richard Henry Lee agreed. In a 1787 letter to James Madison (who also opposed fiat, funny money):

“Knaves assure, and fools believe, that calling paper money, and making it tender, is the way to be rich and happy”

Money is money – and paper is paper.

That cannot be repeated often enough.

As we’re ruined today by yet another “deluge of bank paper” we shouldn’t be surprised about the economic crisis that’s coming clear all around us.

Patrick Henry was so opposed to this kind of monetary system that in the Virginia Ratifying Convention he said “paper money would be the bane of this country. I detest it.”

Like Jefferson, Patrick Henry predicted what happened in 1819 – and what is still happening today.

Until the people, as Jefferson noted, understand the “cause & consequences” – this will never stop happening.

George Washington understood this as well. Here, from a 1787 letter to Rhode Island Superior Court Judge and former Deputy Governor Jabez Bown:

“Paper money has had the effect in your State that it ever will have, to ruin commerce – oppress the honest, and open a door to every species of fraud and injustice.”

Thomas Paine may have summed it up best:

“The evils of paper money have no end.”

 

 

Michael Boldin is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center.

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Tom Luongo's Dire Predictions

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:05 +0000
Tom Luongo, Gold, Goats, 'n Guns: The G-7 Squawks But They’ve Already Lost the War Against Russia ...what I see next: Russia will not stop with their victory in Donbass They will take Nikolaev, Kharkov and Odessa (Note Russian spelling,... Tom Bowler
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Fed Won’t Allow a Government Default

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-06-30 12:42 +0000
Petr Svab, Epoch Times: Fed Will Soon Return to Money Printing to Avert Government Default, Says Analyst “I think they have to. I don’t think they have a choice,” he recently told Wealthion’s Adam Taggart. The problem is that higher... Tom Bowler
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Unvaccinated State Troopers Who Lost Their Jobs Lose Carry Permits Too

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 12:00 +0000

If you worked for the State of Massachusetts during the so-called pandemic, you were ordered to get “vaccinated.” If you refused to join Jab Club, you could lose your job. But how about losing your job and your license to carry a firearm, and your guns?

 

All of the terminated [Massachusetts] troopers had applied for [vaccine] exemptions under the grounds provided but were denied, according to State Police Association of Massachusetts spokesman Chris Keohan. He told the Herald in April that there was no framework in the law to appeal those denials.

Mason’s June letter goes on to tell the former officers they may not possess any firearms as of next week and until they seek a license outside the State Police.

“You will no longer be permitted to have firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, large capacity feeding devices, and ammunition in your possession. Possession of a firearm and/or ammunition without an LTC is a criminal offense” he wrote, with the last two words in boldface.

 

No thanks, vaccine traitor, and we are disarming you as well!

 

“You may transfer any of your weapons or ammunition to a person who is lawfully licensed (to) take possession of these items or surrender them to your local police department,” Mason wrote. “Following the expiration of your MSP issued LTC, you have the right to apply for a (LTC) through your local licensing authority.”

 

I wonder how they feel about the government’s good graces now that they have seen an even uglier underbelly? And has it occurred to them that if state employees have no rights, what might that beast do to ordinary disarmed citizens?

 

 

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It is Not an Overdose. It is Poisoning

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 10:30 +0000

We must be careful of the words we use to describe people and events. Using the wrong word, whether accidental or intentional, to avoid conflict can change the entire context of the story. During the Summer of Love in 2020, the gatherings of people in cities like Seattle and Portland were called protests.

In fact, they were unlawful occupations that included personal injuries, sexual assaults, and plenty of destruction of property. Protesting sounded much better.

Using a moniker instead of a name can artificially elevate the importance of an individual. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a below-average member of Congress representing some of the good people of New York. She is known as a member of the Squad, a group of radical far-left Democrats. During her time in Congress, Cortez had no bills that she had written passed by the House. To use the phrase, AOC, to reference Cortez is to give her a level of prominence she does not deserve. Tom Brady has earned TB12. Cortez has achieved nothing, and I will never use AOC again.

The Fentanyl epidemic claims 100,000 American deaths per year. The product is made in China and sent to Mexico to smuggle into America. Nothing happens in China without the government being aware. Both China and Mexico are complicit in the death of those killed by imported Fentanyl.

We, including the media, continue to call the deaths by Fentanyl drug overdoses. Some may be, but most of these deaths result from Fentanyl poisoning. These unfortunate folks are taking a tablet thinking it is a particular drug only to find it laced with illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The fentanyl-laced dosage is so powerful that it causes a quick death.

It has been determined that many of these deaths result from young people buying pills via social media, often for the first time. These “experiments” turn out to be fatal mistakes.

Every day, authorities in Texas seize enough illicitly manufactured fentanyl to kill millions of unsuspecting Americans. The cartels hide fentanyl in tires, cavities in car bodies, water pumps, and other creative vessels that can house these plastic-wrapped bricks of death.

Every Democrat politician is quick to go to the campaign ads claiming they want to eradicate the fentanyl epidemic and the carnage it brings to America. They show themselves to be the biggest hypocrites in history. As soon as you ask them how they feel about cutting off the supply, building the Wall, and shutting down illegal immigration, they back down and fold like a paper tiger in a wet windstorm.

Democrats are not concerned with America or Americans. They dislike this country and want it torn down and replaced by some fantasy socialistic nirvana. They have turned their backs on the Black and Brown communities. They have given up on the educational system. They do not recognize Borders and want a world community. They want a green economy but do not have the ingenuity to achieve one. They have no dreams or vision and live solely on emotions.

We are amidst a Revolution of the people, with the weapon of choice being the ballot. We are on a two-year countdown. We hold Biden at bay until November when we take back the Congress. Then we go to work laying the groundwork for a complete red takeover in 2024. We must be ready with a plan to hit the ground as soon as Biden’s clothes are out of the White House. We can do this. Jefferson would be proud of our effort and patriotism.

 

 

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Ghislaine Maxwell Convicted and Sentenced

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-06-30 09:46 +0000
Not one of them!?!?! ???? what do we have to do to find out??? We deserve to know! pic.twitter.com/BmVMhQS78C — REFUSE THE JAB!~ (@ReinstateTrump) June 29, 2022 pic.twitter.com/EbYqkw61wH — Robert Patrick Lewis (@RobertPLewis) June 30, 2022 Tom Bowler
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Suicide Six Ski Resort to Change its Name ‘cuz Mental Health Awareness

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-30 01:30 +0000

Vermont has an eighty-six-year-old ski resort named Suicide Six, but with the growing “awareness” surrounding mental health issues, the venue has decided to rebrand over the summer? Seriously?

A bit of history, well – according to Wikipedia.

 

Suicide Six is the name of a ski resort in South Pomfret, Vermont. Its claim to historical fame as the earliest ski resort derives from the installation, in January 1934, of an improvised rope tow, the first ski lift (uphill conveyance) in the United States, on a hill located on Clinton Gilbert’s farm. The rope tow was originally powered with a Ford Model T engine. By the following month, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram (a former ski coach at Dartmouth College who had helped build the original rope lift) took over the operation, and installed a more reliable electric motor. A few years later he moved his operation to a steeper hill nearby, shown on the map as “Hill 6”.[1] Bertram once joked that to ski down the nearby Hill No. 6 would be suicide. Two years later the resort was opened using this name and photos of Bertram can be seen in the resort museum in the base lodge.

 

I would not find any reports indicating there were complaints about the name. That’s what typically leads to this sort of thing. And no one, to the best of my knowledge, has actually committed suicide there – though I did not dig deep to confirm that. So, it looks like the caretakers at S6 have decided to Jump the culture shark before it tries to bite them.

 

The resort team said it “embraces the increasing awareness surrounding mental health and shares the growing concerns about the insensitive nature of the historical name.”

Officials said the company’s name should better represent and celebrate what makes it a beloved part of the community.

“Though some may find the change difficult, we stand by our conviction that this evolution is warranted for an iconic treasure and, more importantly, necessary to continue its rich history of inclusion and accessibility,” the company said.

 

I haven’t skied in over 30 years, so I’m agnostic on that part, but as an observer of the declining American Culture, I find this unnecessary and annoying. I’m not surprised. Spinelessness is the new ideal from sea to rising sea. But where once we watched individuals and businesses cave to victim-class pressure campaigns, we now see them caving before anyone says boo.

Related: Land O Lakes “Terminates” Diversity-Hire: Says Goodbye to “Native American” Woman on Company Logo

Not all that long ago, Mutual of Omaha decided to ditch the iconic Indian Chief logo. It was BLM Summer. Land-O-Lakes had announced it would keep the land and ditch the Indian Princess (Mia), while Uncle Ben and Aunt Jamima got the boot. No one asked Mutual of Omaha or even complained. They folded without cause.

And so has the (I’m sure very lovely and thoughtful people) at Suicide 6. If they’d like a suggestion for a name change, how about Janice?

But that begs some further thought. The Movie(s) Suicide Squad will need a name change. Then there’s the suicide vest, suicide seat, Suicide Boys (Hip-Hop), Suicide Forest (Japan), and more.

How about anything with the name Deadman? Drive, curve, bluff, switch. And is it more offensive because of the word dead or man?

And are we suggesting that the name of something is what pushes people “off the ledge” becasue that’s a can of worms too.

In other words, there’s no way to win this game (right, Joshua) so you might as well not play.

 

 

 

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Thanks Due To Robert Bork Too

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

President Trump deserves a whole lot of thanks for the Dobbs decision. He got done what every Republican President since Roe v. Wade was issued promised to do, but failed to do … appoint conservative judges (definition of judicial conservative) who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

If George W. Bush had gotten his way, however, the author of the Dodds decision, Justice Alito, would NOT be on the Supreme Court.

The Bushies wanted to elevate White House counsel and Bush-insider Harriet Miers, believing that the Democrats would not go at a woman with anywhere near the ferocity they had gone after W’s first nominee John Roberts.

In other words, the Bushies wanted to preserve their political capital for matters they considered more important than the Supreme Court, such as forever-wars.

Into the breach, so to speak, stepped Robert Bork, who along with Justice Scalia … who could not speak out … was considered the intellectual leader of judicial conservatism. Bork skewered the nomination of Miers, leading the charge that eventually forced the Bushies to withdraw her nomination. A sample:

TUCKER CARLSON, MSNBC HOST: Are you impressed by the president’s choice of Harriet Miers?

JUDGE ROBERT BORK, FORMER SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: Not a bit.  I think it’s a disaster on every level.

CARLSON: Why?  Explain the levels on which it’s a disaster.

BORK: Well, the first one is, that this is a woman who’s undoubtedly as wonderful a person as they say she is, but so far as anyone can tell she has no experience with constitutional law whatever.  Now it’s a little late to develop a constitutional philosophy or begin to work it out when you’re on the court already.  So that—I’m afraid she’s likely to be influenced by factors, such as personal sympathies and so forth, that she shouldn’t be influenced by.  I don’t expect that she can be, as the president says, a great justice.

But the other level is more worrisome, in  a way:  it’s kind of a slap in the face to the conservatives who’ve been building up a conservative legal movement for the last 20 years.  There’s all kinds of people, now, on the federal bench and some in the law schools who have worked out consistent philosophies of sticking with the original principles of the Constitution.  And all of those people have been overlooked.  And I think  one of the messages here is, don’t write, don’t say anything controversial before you’re nominated.

Judge Bork passed away in 2012.

 

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Watch: What Inflation Really Looks Like.

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 22:30 +0000

Inflation has been brutal on the price of everything. It’s the not-so-hidden tax on Americans and usually the result of meddling from high up the political food chain. If you need a visual of the pain, here’s a video of a graph that shows inflation in real terms.

It compares these items to the price of things from January 2020 and plots the prices up to June of 2022.

 



Watch here if you are having issues with the player.

 

And then there’s this. You’ve likely heard about the unreported or underreported terrorist attacks on the US food supply and food supply chain (terrorist is my word). The number of incidents is well past the coincidence stage. Think American put together a list, not sure if it is their leg work but here’s a link. And here is their list as shared on GP.

 

  1. 1/11/21 A fire that destroyed 75,000-square-foot processing plant in Fayetteville
  2. 4/30/21 A fire ignited inside the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Monmouth, IL
  3. 7/25/21 Three-alarm fire at Kellogg plant in Memphis, 170 emergency personnel responded to the call
  4. 7/30/21 Firefighters on Friday battled a large fire at Tyson’s River Valley Ingredients plant in Hanceville, Alabama
  5. 8/23/21 Fire crews were called to the Patak Meat Production company on Ewing Road in Austell
  6. 9/13/21 A fire at the JBS beef plant in Grand Island, Neb., on Sunday night forced a halt to slaughter and fabrication lines
  7.  10/13/21 A five-alarm fire ripped through the Darigold butter production plant in Caldwell, ID
  8. 11/15/21  A woman is in custody following a fire at the Garrard County Food Pantry
  9. 11/29/21  A fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. at the Maid-Rite Steak Company meat processing plant
  10. 12/13/21 West Side food processing plant in San Antonio left with smoke damage after a fire
  11. 1/7/22 Damage to a poultry processing plant on Hamilton’s Mountain following an overnight fire
  12. 1/13/22 Firefighters worked for 12 hours to put a fire out at the Cargill-Nutrena plant in Lecompte, LA
  13. 1/31/22 a fertilizer plant with 600 tons of ammonium nitrate inside caught on fire on Cherry Street in Winston-Salem
  14. 2/3/22 A massive fire swept through Wisconsin River Meats in Mauston
  15. 2/3/22 At least 130 cows were killed in a fire at Percy Farm in Stowe
  16. 2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
  17. 2/15/22 Nearly a week after the fire destroyed most of the Shearer’s Foods plant in Hermiston
  18. 2/16/22 A fire had broken at US largest soybean processing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana
  19. 2/18/22 An early morning fire tore through the milk parlor at Bess View Farm
  20. 2/19/22 Three people were injured, and one was hospitalized, after an ammonia leak at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont
  21. 2/22/22 The Shearer’s Foods plant in Hermiston caught fire after a propane boiler exploded
  22. 2/28/22 A smoldering pile of sulfur quickly became a raging chemical fire at Nutrien Ag Solutions
  23. 2/28/22 A man was hurt after a fire broke out at the Shadow Brook Farm and Dutch Girl Creamery
  24. 3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
  25. 3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
  26. 3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
  27. 3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, MD
  28. 3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, IA
  29. 3/14/22 The blaze at 244 Meadow Drive was discovered shortly after 5 p.m. by farm owner Wayne Hoover
  30. 3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
  31. 3/16/22 A fire at a Walmart warehouse distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana has cast a large plume of smoke visible throughout Indianapolis.
  32. 3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
  33. 3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
  34. 3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
  35. 3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
  36. 3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
  37. 3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
  38. 3/24/22 Fire fighters from numerous towns are battling a major fire at the McCrum potato processing facility in Belfast, Maine.
  39. 3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
  40. 3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
  41. 3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  42. 3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
  43. 3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
  44. 3/29/22 A massive fire burned 40,000 pounds of food meant to feed people in a food desert near Maricopa
  45. 3/31/22 A structure fire caused significant damage to a large portion of key fresh onion packing facilities in south Texas
  46. 3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
  47. 3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
  48. 4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
  49. 4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  50. 4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  51. 4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
  52. 4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
  53. 4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota
  54. 4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire
  55. 4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant
  56. 4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  57. 4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
  58. 4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  59. 4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
  60. 4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
  61. 4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  62. 4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Color
  63. 4/20/22 2,000,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Minnesota
  64. 4/21/22 A small plane crashed in the lot of a General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia
  65. 4/22/22 197,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  66. 4/23/22 200,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  67. 4/25/22 1,501,200 chickens destroyed at egg farm Cache, Utah
  68. 4/26/22 307,400 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
  69. 4/27/22 2,118,000 chickens destroyed at farm Knox, Nebraska
  70. 4/28/22 Egg-laying facility in Iowa kills 5.3 million chickens, fires 200-plus workers
  71. 4/28/22 Allen Harim Foods processing plant killed nearly 2M chickens in Delaware
  72. 4/2822 110,700 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
  73. 4/29/22 5 million honeybees are dead after a flight carrying the pollinator insects from California to Alaska got diverted to Georgia
  74. 4/29/22 1,366,200 chickens destroyed at farm Weld Colorado
  75. 4/30/22 13,800 chickens destroyed at farm Sequoia Oklahoma
  76. 5/3/22 58,000 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
  77. 5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Beadle S Dakota
  78. 5/3/22 114,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  79. 5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Lyon Minnesota
  80. 5/7/22 20,100 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
  81. 5/10/22 72,300 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
  82. 5/10/22 61,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  83. 5/10/22 35,100 Turkeys destroyed Muskegon, Michigan
  84. 5/13/22 10,500 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
  85. 5/14/22 83,400 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  86. 5/17/22 79,00 chickens destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  87. 5/18/22 7,200 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  88. 5/19/22 Train carrying limestone derailed Jensen Beach FL
  89. 5/21/22 57,000 Turkeys destroyed on farm in Dakota Minnesota
  90. 5/23/22 4,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  91. 5/29/22 A Saturday night fire destroyed a poultry building at Forsman Farms in Howard Lake, Minnesota
  92. 5/31/22 3,000,000 chickens destroyed by fire at Forsman facility in Stockholm Township, Minnesota
  93. 6/2/22 30,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
  94. 6/7/22 A fire occurred Tuesday evening at the JBS meat packing plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  95. 6/8/22 Firefighters from Tangipahoa Fire District 1 respond to a fire at the Purina Feed Mill in Arcola, Louisiana
  96. 6/9/22 Irrigation water was canceled in California (the #1 producer of food in the US) and storage water flushed directly out to the delta.
  97. 6/12/22 Largest Pork Company in the US Shuts Down California Plant Due to High Costs
  98. 6/13/22 Fire Breaks Out at a Food Processing Plant West of Waupaca County in Wisconsin
  99. 6/14/22 Over 10,000 head of cattle have reportedly died in the recent Kansas heat wave (New)

I’m sorry, just a coincidence, right?

Gateway Pundit also included an interactive map of the destruction on which I found two incidents in New Hampshire.

East Conway Beef and Pork April 2022 -linked above (no. 54). The shop and two cows were destroyed.

The Second was a farmstand in Derry, NH,

DERRY, NH – Derry firefighters battled a fire in a fruit/farm stand on Maple Street, February 23rd. Companies had fire showing from the center of the building and a partial collapse in the rear. A MAYDAY was called and command struck a second-alarm. After the MAYDAY was quickly cleared, command canceled the second-alarm and companies went defensive for the remainder of the fire.

That one is on the map but not on the list. And whether you see a conspiracy or not, the inflation is real. The shortages and supply chain issues are real. And it is punishing Americans who, it appears, are ready to punish Democrats in November.

 

  1. I hope so.
  2. I’d be surprised if Republicans didn’t squander it.
  3. We can’t afford to let them squander it.

 

Vote and bring people with you to vote. The ugly only gets worse with Democrats in control. Just ask Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, LA, San Francisco, LA, and Atlanta. And even Washinton DC.

Democrats destroy everything they touch.

 

 

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Karine Says The Border is Closed. Liar

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 21:00 +0000

Does this administration think we are stupid? Does Biden have such little respect for the people that he can continuously lie to us, and we will believe him? Joe, there may be some who you can gaslight, but for most of us, you are insulting. The contortion of the truth will be your legacy.

Joe Biden had to withdraw from two previous Presidential runs because of plagiarism, so his lying to the populace should not be a surprise. We knew he was a fraud, and now he is our President.

This weekend, we experienced the worst loss of life by people attempting to invade our country. Fifty-one people were found dead in an abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas, where they had been allowed to cook in a hot, closed metal box. A horrific death that nobody should endure. This incident is a case of murder and whoever was responsible for putting these folk into this truck are murderers.

Karine Jean-Pierre was asked today about the Border and the deaths of these fifty-one souls, and she proceeded to claim that the Border is closed, which is why we have thousands of people trying to enter our country every day…illegally. She says that these deaths are not the fault of President Biden policies. She says this with a straight face.

Stop it. Just stop it. We are not stupid. The Border is not closed, and you have no intention of closing it. You are intent on letting in as many illegal immigrants as try to cross the Border. You are still transporting these illegals to various parts of the country under the cover of darkness. You are still allowing easy access to fentanyl mules who are bringing the poison that is killing 100,000 Americans a year. American deaths and illegal immigrant deaths, and you seem unphased. Why is it, Joe?

Tulare County Court Commissioner Mikki Verissimo of California signed an order to release two suspected drug traffickers recently arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills in their possession, Fox News confirmed Tuesday.

Officials arrested Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, during a traffic stop on Friday and transported them to the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession, transportation and selling of illegal drugs, but they were released over the weekend.

These two suspected fentanyl dealers were released into society to continue to wreak havoc on America. The Police and Sheriff are livid at the Justice Department for letting the public down. They had significant dealers in custody and let them go. Why, Joe? Why does no one in your administration love this country or its people?

The Biden administration is continuing to fight to get Title 42 revoked. The Courts have blocked the stoppage, but Biden wants Title 42 killed because he does not want to stop the flow of illegals across the Border. Biden assigned securing the Border to his Czar, Kamala Harris, and told America the Border was closed and under control. America is getting used to the ineptitude of this President and his staff. America will not accept the disrespect of the President lying to her. 

 

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise DEADLINE for DISCOUNTED tickets is tomorrow, June 30th

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 19:30 +0000

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Abortion: Both America and the World Disagree with Democrats by Large Majorities

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00 +0000

New Hampshire recently passed a 24-week ban on abortions with exceptions. Democrats lost their minds and have still not found them. How dare we prohibit womb scraping after only six months. Even Gov. Sununu agrees. But almost no one else does.

Globally, especially in the #woke European countries, abortion is restricted, typically to fewer weeks than the NH law. And those countries the left swoons over, like Sweden, Ukraine, and Iran, either prohibit them altogether or restrict them to fewer weeks than we do in the Granite State.

In some cases, you have to ask permission to get one. Can you imagine an American Leftist response to that? Nails on chalkboard, anyone?

The global community is not down with that twisted little struggle. They recognize that human life has value before it leaves the womb and are not alone. A recent CBS News poll found that only 17% of Americans believe abortion should be legal at any point in a pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

Is 24 Weeks too Late?

There is also growing support for a ban at fifteen weeks and polling shows that this is not a number with which people are uncomfortable outside the bluest of blue enclaves.

Related: Do You Know Who The Left Should Blame for the Overturning of Roe v Wade …?

But the Democrats have hitched their donkey to it, and if people were unaware of that, they know now. The Dobbs decision snapped more liberal twigs than you can shake a stick at, and that’s difficult to ignore. All the media and the Democrat party want to discuss when they are not broadcasting the abortion of justice doing business as J6 political theater.

Months before the midterms, a struggling Democrat party has chosen this hill upon which to die?

 

“Democrats see abortion as a big base motivator and a potential winning issue with independents,” claimed Politico.

 

The political left is convinced of what then? Independent voters will see the Courts giving them more say in what abortion means in their state as a reason to vote for Democrats? The party that wants that right back in the hands of the Feds. The feds who screwed up the economy, broke the dollar’s value, drove up gas prices, spiked inflation, spent tens of billions on a foreign war when we’re not even at war, and are in charge as crime rates rise and store shelves look increasingly empty.

And instead of focusing on those problems, they are zeroed in on a show trial whose sole purpose is to prevent the guy whose stability and economy the Democrats wrecked from running for President. Oh, and conception to birth abortion, over which 80% of Americans and most of the world object.

 

 

HT | The Federalist  []  Image Credit | Jake Fuller

Correction: A reference to Massachusetts having a 24-week ban was incorrect and has been removed. 

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How’s This For Irony: White Light Is Inclusive While The Light Spectrum Rainbow Is Divisive

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 16:30 +0000

How’s this for irony: White light is inclusive while the light spectrum rainbow is divisive. Anti-liberty leftists don’t seem to understand that white light contains all the colors and is, therefore, the most inclusive.

Amongst its many failings, and they are legion, the liberticidal left is woefully inept when it comes to the fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Anti-liberty leftists can’t meme, and they can’t discern rudimentary physics as well.

But who would have guessed that the people who can’t figure out what is a woman would have trouble with basic logic?

These are people that are confused by the law of supply and demand. Who think that we can just force people into coal-powered clown cars. Without taking into consideration that this will put a tremendous strain on the power grid.

You get the impression that they don’t comprehend that something must supply the recharging station, that it somehow just magically appears.

These are the same people who think they have the right to co-opt whole portions of our culture as though it’s theirs for the taking. We’re in the waning days of the month that is the lead-in to July, better known as ‘Gun Pride Month’. It’s always important to understand that you cannot coopt rainbows and other physical phenomena.

The same holds true for all the letters of the alphabet, they belong to everyone, including the Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, and bbQ family, or the Let’s Go Brandon community. So, in consideration of anyone who has the perfect right to the letters LGBTQ or any others, in any sequence. We would like to point out the symbolism of the physical reality of certain phenomena as being the exact opposite of their intent.

First of all, do most liberticidal leftists understand basic physical phenomena such as electromagnetic radiation? Do they understand that light is just one visible manifestation of this phenomenon and that white light contains all the wavelengths of light? Perhaps they don’t know or those other nonsensical topics crowded this out of the curriculum.

If they did learn and remember this from primary school, they’ve probably forgotten it by now. But the fact is that white light contains all the colors of the rainbow and the colors of the Ukrainian flag to boot. So if you’ve set the color scheme for the background of this page to white. Congratulations, you are honoring whatever multicolored celebration that is currently out there.

It’s also important to understand that separating the spectral colors of the rainbow is symbolically divisive such as with the optics of a prism as described in the Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the subject:

Prism, in optics, piece of glass or other transparent material cut with precise angles and plane faces, useful for analyzing and reflecting light. An ordinary triangular prism can separate white light into its constituent colours, called a spectrum. Each colour, or wavelength, making up the white light is bent, or refracted, a different amount; the shorter wavelengths (those toward the violet end of the spectrum) are bent the most, and the longer wavelengths (those toward the red end of the spectrum) are bent the least.

If you look at an image of the operation of a prism, you will note that all the colors enter the prism as one unified but diverse stream of multicolored light. They are all on their wavelength but they collectively work as one in white light.

Do a quick search on DuckDuckGo for a Prism and you’ll see what they do. They separate the unified stream of white light and split it into its various wavelengths. At these frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, these are the various colors of the ‘rainbow’

The overall point is that white light represents diversity in unity while the rainbow represents divisiveness, is this what the anti-liberty left really wants to symbolize?

 

 

D Parker writes at The Blue State Conservative

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Burgess Owens Wins His Primary

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:17 +0000
Nicholas Ballasy, Just the News: Rep. Burgess Owens wins House GOP primary in Utah Utah incumbent GOP Rep. Burgess Owens on Tuesday night won the Republican nomination for the House seat representing the state's 4th Congressional District. Read the rest... Tom Bowler
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Proposed Amendment Would Enshrine Killing the Unborn in the Vermont Constitution

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:00 +0000

When Vermonters, sorry – Democrats go to the polls in November they’ll have an opportunity to “enshrine” the state’s “values” by making conception to birth abortion a constitutional right.

 

Article 22. [Personal reproductive liberty] That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.

 

A few thoughts?

In this context, we see an enumerated right. An individual right. The word “individual” means a person and a person is protected as indicated in Prop 5.

 

Chapter I, Article 1 declares “That all persons are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent, and unalienable rights.”

Chapter I, Article 7 states “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people.” The core value reflected in Article 7 is that all people should be afforded all the benefits and protections bestowed by the government, and that the government should not confer special advantages upon the privileged. This amendment would reassert the principles of equality and personal liberty reflected in Articles 1 and 7 and ensure that government does not create or perpetuate the legal, social, or economic inferiority of any class of people.

 

There are many references to “people,” and those people have rights. And that’s not even all of them.

What if the unborn are, in some future legal context, defined as people? Article 22 would provide the unborn with “an individual right to personal reproductive autonomy [that] is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed.

You can’t abort them if they have these rights “unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.”

I only bring it up because proponents are hellbent on creating a bulletproof guaranteed right to execute the unborn in perpetuity. Abortions forever if you want them. Have the baby kill the baby however you’d like to handle it.

But it’s not bulletproof.

Just sayin’.

 

 

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I’ve Decided To Run For The NH State Senate In District 20!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 13:30 +0000

Liberal Lou D’Allesandro’s held this seat since 1998. That’s 24 years, two years longer than my oldest child’s been alive. Things have changed over those many, many years, including the district, which, with wards 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12 is now the only all-Manchester district.

In campaigns past, I’ve done well in several of these wards and am looking forward to a spirited campaign to determine who will represent our city in the state senate.

I’ll need your help, of course.  While many predict a “Red Wave” is on the way, there’s still work that needs to be done.  We cannot wait or sit back and think things will happen on their own!  This is our campaign to win but we’ll have to fight for it!  That’s where you come in.

Please visit our Web site.  Read my announcement.  Volunteer to help.  Donate, donate, donate!  While the times may be favorable to our cause, Liberal Lou is well-known and well-financed.  He’s done a lot of favors over the years and has a lot of chits to call in.  Therefore, we must work diligently to make our case to the voters and that just cannot be done without you.

Join our campaign and send a senator to the State House in Concord that will work cooperatively with our Republican governor and the Republican majorities in the Executive Council, House of Representatives and Senate not only to keep our state headed in the right direction but to help our city fix what it needs to fix!

Since neither of us has a primary opponent, the campaign has begun.  Please click now to get involved and help us on to victory in District 20!

 

 

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Have You Heard About SCPDS (Sudden Capitol Police Death Syndrome)?

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-29 12:00 +0000

At least four Capitol Police Officers present during the unofficial J6 Tour of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC have committed suicide. There may have been more. I’m not keeping track. But the Senate Sergeant at Arms on that day, Michael Stenger, was pronounced dead.

No cause was immediately given.

 


Maybe he died from the vaccine?

They could never report that, so maybe suicide again? A variant of the Clinton Crime Family Sudden Death Syndrome? Just knowing them could result in your untimely death. Sorry, I meant to say the urge to kill yourself. How many people who knew the Clintons have committed suicide? I think it’s over 60, but don’t quote me.

That’s a bit of a statistical anomaly but not one to pique the interest of law enforcement, probably because they don’t want to be the next Jeffery Epstein or Michael Stenger.

Fall on your sword or else!

A rose by any other name

It being the hashtag 21st century, we’ll need a name for it. How about SCPDS. Sudden Capitol Police Death Syndrome. The abrupt demise of witnesses whose conscience has gotten the better of them.

It can be a variant of SADS – Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Healthy adults just drop dead in their sleep or on the pitch, court, or gridiron. How convenient is that for a government looking for ways to get rid of people who complain or know too much about suspicious hijinks.

No, he just died. Suddenly. We’re baffled.

And think of the savings? Five AM no-knock FBI raids are expensive.

And having threatened the entire healthcare industrial complex for two years if they dared contradict the COVID thing, or any aspect of the disease or approved treatment, who dares speak out? The cause of death was COVID or suicide, or it was accidental, or – as needed – the old reliable, we’re not going to prosecute.

And whether it’s The COVID, The Jab, or just the deep state, people are dropping dead in their sleep, in the middle of sporting events, or out in public.

The Authoritarians have normalized dropping dead. And at least a third of the population, maybe more, is prepared to defend that, whether it’s the vaccine or suspicious deaths of individuals who might just have another story to tell about what happened on January 6th. Some script other than the one used for the performance art put on by the elected actors in Congress.

Something no one must hear. Or they are just dropping dead. Or they are tragic victims of a surge in violent crime. At least one unconfirmed rumor suggests Stenger was gunned down outside his home while crossing the street.

What, no one was available to drive him down. You could have used one of Elon Musk’s autonomous vehicles. Kill two twitter birds with one stone.

 

 

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Dumber Than a Box of Rob Reiners

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2022-06-29 10:38 +0000
How do they keep falling for the same shit ???????????? https://t.co/znFF61QjzT — R.J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) June 28, 2022 Tom Bowler
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