The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

Tennessee Considers Ban on Schools Teaching LGBTQ Lifestyles But Why Stop There?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 22:00 +0000

The outrage meter is pinging as legislators in The Volunteer State debate a bill prohibiting teaching LGBTQ lifestyles in public schools.


The bill, HB800, would ban “public charter schools from adopting or using textbooks and instructional materials or supplemental instructional materials that promote, normalize, support, or address lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender issues or lifestyles.”


The defense for this is that “The State of Tennessee is not allowed to teach my daughters Christian values that I think are important and they should learn, so I teach those at home.”  Why not apply that logic to this.

Why not apply that logic to all sex and gender-related material?

The Public Schools have been “teaching” sex-ed for five decades, and look where we are as a result? Unwanted pregnancy, single-parent families, sexually transmitted disease (STD), rape culture, mental health, the sexual assault of children, and suicide tied to sexual-related dysphoria.

Complete failure would be my diagnosis unless that was the plan, and plenty of folks would say yes, that was the plan.

Was the plan to make sure that 20% of Americans had or experienced some sort of STD on any given day (CDC)? That this would cost 16 billion in direct medical costs.

Millions of babies are aborted, and nearly half of all children grow up in single-parent households, many without fathers. The data on the social cost of that is numerous and staggering. The price in real terms is just as staggering.

My point, if you missed it, is that the government schools have done such a terrible job that we should prohibit them from addressing any sex or sexuality at all.

Their failure is systemic, and a blanket prohibition is a matter of equality by design. If you’re not talking about or promoting anyone’s sexuality, it should not give credence to accusations of discrimination.

We’d have more time for the basics, which have fallen by the wayside.

Here in New Hampshire, we’re supposed to cherish the public obligation to teach future generations. But nowhere does it say the government has a right to a monopoly or that it cannot be denied the right to anything more than the role of observer.

The Public Education experiment has failed on so many levels. It is time we try something else. And not just on the matter of keeping our “government” schools out of the bedroom.



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First Malicious and now Incompetence – Dartmouth Shut Down the College Republicans. NH GOP Almost Did it to Tonite’s Event.

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 20:30 +0000

Steve gave the heads up earlier this morning:

[Update!] There has been a last-minute change to the off-campus venue for this event. Tuckerbox Restaurant, 1 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001, 7:30 p.m., 2/10/2022. GraniteGrok still intends to live stream (bandwidth permitting).

And I added more:

IMPORTANT – as Steve said – the location has changed and it is outlined in red below.  And because I just fell on black ice taking out the Grandson to the school bus, it’s unclear if I will make it up to White River Junction to do the livestreaming (fell REALLY hard on my left elbow). Fortunately, I had a previously scheduled doc appt at 10am today and I’ll have him look at it.  All I know right now is that it is painful to even type.


And it is ALL because the NH GOP is incompetent.  Here’s the back story!

The NH GOP got the “job” of obtaining a venue for the off-campus Dr. James Lindsay event.  Nice, given that there is no trust between this small Conservative group on a very liberal college campus where the Admin hates them.

Except they ROYALLY screwed up.  It was Maya Harvey, the NH GOP Press Secretary that caused the venue change.  How do I know that?

I called the White River Junction, VT, VFW to ask some simple tech questions as I had offered to Livestream the event, most importantly, “can I get wired Interest access?”

The answer I got was short, curt, and to the point:

There is no event tomorrow night.

Well, I was rather stunned by that and the lady at the other end of the phone, I guess, sensed that by my silence, added:

She never called back to confirm. A group of combat vets now has that time.

No name was given for the “She.” I immediately emailed and called Chloe Ezzo, VP of the Dartmouth College Republicans and President of the Dartmouth chapter of Turning Point USA, to let her know as she hadn’t been able to ask the questions for me:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Chloe !” <>
To: “Skip” <>
Cc: “Griffin Mackey” <>
Sent: 2/9/2022 10:46:06 AM
Subject: Contacting VFW re: Livestreaming Tomorrow

Hi Skip,

This is the phone number for the VFW: (802) 295-9745

I just tried to call them, but no one picked up. Yesterday I called right before 3pm, and the lady said that Rhonda, who is the person in charge of planning events was gone for the day, so I’d call again in 30 minutes to an hour.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

— Chloe

and my notification

Er, you folks have a big problem.

I just called, introduced myself and the reason why I was calling (tech questions).  She said that since “you”  (either you or Maya – she didn’t mention a name) hadn’t called back to confirm, there is no event.  Now, a group of combat vets has the hall.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Co-Founder, co-owner

I was guessing on “Maya” (as in Maya Harvey, Press Secretary) at that time – didn’t think that Maddie Cammarano, the NH GOP Finance Director would have been involved in this.

Poor Chloe – caught in the middle:

Subject: Re: Contacting VFW re: Livestreaming Tomorrow Skip, They made a mistake. I just called Maya, and she said the venue was confirmed. I know that there is an event right after ours at 8pm. Maybe they were thinking it was that. I am going to call them to figure out what’s going on.

And finally:


You’re right, NH GOP messed up big time. Check out the mass email I just sent out. Thank you for figuring this out for us. We avoided a disaster. The event is next door and one hour later.
So, is this all on Maya?  Perhaps, perhaps not.  Remember, Elliot Gould, former NH GOP Exec Director and then Sununu staffer, is now has returned to that former title.  The buck stops at the top and operationally, that’s him. It really doesn’t matter WHO, however – the NH GOP messed up big time.  I agree with that. Besides, before I went into the doc’s, I got a call concerning the Carroll County Republicans.  And Elliot (and Steve Stepanek ) may well be involved in yet another fiasco.

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Texans Must Reelect Ken Paxton

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 19:00 +0000

Time after time, in every election many politicians promise everything, and once elected deliver very little or nothing. Ken Paxton has been a welcome exception throughout his tenure.

He has been doing everything in his power to protect Texas since he became the Texas Attorney General in January 2015 when he took the oath of office, becoming Texas’s 51st Attorney General. General Paxton reminded everyone:

“We stand on the side of right and we will never stop fighting to protect this state and the people who proudly call it home.”

He has kept Texas safe from the Biden administration and “federal government overreach.”

“Paxton, as the state’s top law enforcement officer, lead more than 4,000 employees in 38 divisions and 117 offices around Texas. That includes nearly 750 attorneys, who handle more than 30,000 cases annually.”

Most of us agree that politics is an outlandish craft. Irrespective of any and all, you always have political enemies that want nothing more than your jugular ripped apart.
Personally, I have known Ken nearly fifteen years. He has been the same person I met then as the person he is now, as he told me almost fifteen years ago:
“I tell people that I have not given up on America or on the founder’s vision. I tell them that Texas does not need to give up but rather lead the fight for freedom.”
In the last election season, Ken had no Republican challengers. But now, he has three. George P. Bush, former Supreme Court Justice Eva Gomez and East Texas congressperson Louie Gohmert. Paxton is perhaps the most conservative and popular Attorney General, Texas has ever had. Then why these Republicans are determined to unseat him? Well, it is obvious that they have an agenda!!

Mark Jones, a political science fellow at the Baker Institute at Rice University said: “Those three candidates have a twofold goal. First and foremost, they need to keep Ken Paxton under 50% on March 1st, thus forcing a May runoff. The second is that one of them wants to be in second place behind Paxton.”

Well, good luck with that. Not only is Paxton extremely popular with folks in Texas for keeping Texas safe, but former President Trump has endorsed him numerous times.
“Attorney General Ken Paxton has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and unsuspecting RINOs that are destroying our Country,” Trump said in an email. “Ken is strong on Crime, Border Security, the Second Amendment, Election Integrity and, above all, our Constitution.”

On another occasion, the former President said:

“It is going to take a PATRIOT like Ken Paxton to advance America First policies in order to Make America Great Again, Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe—and will never let you down.”

Both George P. Bush and Eva Gomez are lightweights and are not serious contenders, but what is Rep. Louie Gohmert’s agenda to suddenly jump in this race? He has been away from Texas for twenty years and has not practiced law for almost the same length of time. So, what is his real motive to enter this race now? He could have easily challenged Senator John Cornyn who is very unpopular in Texas and most likely would have won!

Perhaps we should find our answer in the DC swamp.

Let us keep in mind that there are not many differences among the D.C. Beltway elitist class politicians of either party. The elitists have crafted their own version of the universe and want you to see our world through their lenses, political deception, and tactics that they have prescribed for us to see. Political elitists despise patriotic Americans as they did the Tea Party activists. They have carefully manufactured smoke and mirrors for their subjects where citizens think and act as though they have political choices, thus perpetuating the myth of democratic participation.

While serving as the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton defended dozens of lawsuits related to election fraud and COVID mandates. “Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration over an unconstitutional vaccine mandate being imposed on the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.”

“Ken Paxton, along with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has submitted a motion for a preliminary injunction to force the Biden administration to restart construction on the southern border wall.” Ken Paxton with other Attorney Generals, again suing the Biden administration over Southern border policy. “Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee and Parole Program” and many more.

Paxton is running on his own record as Attorney General—a record that includes challenging the Biden administration in court and guarding religious freedom.

Democrats wanted to open the elections to mail-in ballots and ID-free elections and sued Texas to institute these unconstitutional practices in our elections. Ken and his office won every single one of these cases and prevented Democrats from stealing Texas as they did in Georgia and Arizona and many other states.

At a time when both parties and too many activist judges play politics and refuse to defend our constitutional rights, Ken Paxton’s strong stance was particularly timely. Then why Republicans are going after him? My thought: it’s all about politics.

Rep. Louie Gohmert has become a Washington elitist. He is known to be good friends with another Texas swamp creature, Karl Rove. Karl Rove and the Bushes despise Ken Paxton. They will do anything and at all cost to remove Texas’s best Attorney General from office. Even if it means using Rep. Louie Gohmert to do their dirty deeds.

Texans must reelect Attorney General Ken Paxton, he has earned it.



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With Iran in Danger of Collapse Biden Unfreezes 29 Billion for His “Death to America” Mullah Buddies

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 17:30 +0000

Reports are piling up. The Iranian Theocracy is at a tipping point. Sanctions by Mr. Trump are driving citizens to revolt against their ‘Death to America’ keepers, and numerous stories are emerging about the state of unrest. Joe Biden to the Rescue.


Biden has agreed to lift sanctions on those foreign states and individuals helping with the non-military parts of Iran’s nuclear program. He has agreed to unfreeze $29 billion in Iranian assets in bank accounts abroad, just as a sweetener, a way to entice Iran to keep negotiating, without asking anything from Iran in return.


If there was regime change, the odds are good that negotiations with the hardline Islamist Government would be unnecessary. So, whoever is Running the Biden Administration (WRBA), desperate for anything that looks like a win (even if it is just on paper), is propping up the worlds leading sponsor of actual terrorism.

I guess the Mullahs had the sense to keep quiet about school boards and COVID policy. Maybe that was part of the deal?

How will the people of Iran react?

At present, things are not going well.


A hacktivist organization has revealed a highly sensitive Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps document that asserts Iranian “society is in a state of explosion” because of the crippling sanctions imposed on the nation due to its illicit nuclear program.

The US government news organization Radio Farda obtained the document from Edalat-e Ali (Ali’s Justice), the whistleblower entity that has also secured confidential documents and video footage about the torture of Iranian prisoners, wrote Farda.

According to Radio Farda’s Golnaz Esfandiari, who authored the exclusive article, “the document covers a meeting with IRGC’s intelligence wing and quotes an official named “Mohammadi” saying that Iran’s “society is in a state of explosion.”

Mohammadi added that “social discontent has risen by 300% in the past year.”


That Islamic State is ripe for a reboot, but Biden needs the terror-state Mullahs, so he can give away the farm to notch a diplomatic win. A “win” that’s a loss no matter what because Biden will give them whatever they want and ask for nothing meaningful in return.

And the 29 billion in assets the Feds have unfrozen to stabilize a brutal dictatorial regime committed to global terrorism? All the Bidenistas appear to want in exchange is for Iran to stay the way it is and come back to the (misnamed) negotiating table so America can give what?

What will Iran give up?

Nothing, even if they agree to terms. They are zealots prepared to burn the whole world down to cleanse it for Allah.

And we appear to have an opportunity to remove them from power, but Biden would rather keep them there.

Excellent job, Joe, or whoever it is calling the shots.



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Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 16:00 +0000

Jesse Kelly, host of the nationally syndicated ‘Jesse Kelly Show,’ posed a question on Twitter to his followers –  He wanted to hear stories about things that happened to people as a result of COVID restrictions. The results are heartbreaking and infuriating.

Everyone should read this thread and REMEMBER that any and all restrictions were based on the recommendations of the man who paid for COVID to be created using our tax dollars – Anthony Fauci. Most politicians didn’t even question the science or Fauci’s failures throughout his lifelong career as a D.C. bureaucratic hack, they just simply went along as if Fauci was ‘the science,’ the arrogant little tyrant later claimed that as fact.

Some of the stories are below but everyone should read through this entire thread, share it, and save it. Americans must NEVER FORGET what politicians and UN-elected bureaucrats DID to this country, especially the elderly and school-aged children. We may eventually recover from this (it will take decades) but we must never, ever forget.

Hopefully, one day, the medical community, who flushed their ‘do no harm’ oaths down the toilet, will have a reckoning. And hopefully, one day, Anthony Fauci, along with those who aided and abetted him, will be on trial for crimes against humanity:

These are just some of the horrific stories in the very long thread on Twitter. Granite Staters probably have their own stories as well. Please share in the comments or by emailing me. We cannot EVER forget what they did to us.

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[Update for the Update] Here’s the updated poster for the Dr. Lindsay event

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 14:35 +0000

IMPORTANT – as Steve said – the location has changed and it is outlined in red below.  And because I just fell on black ice taking out the Grandson to the school bus, it’s unclear if I will make it up to White River Junction to do the livestreaming (fell REALLY hard on my left elbow). Fortunately, I had a previously scheduled doc appt at 10am today and I’ll have him look at it.  All I know right now is that it is painful to even type.

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Maine’s Bumper Potato Crop Sets Records – We Should Blame Global Warming™

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 14:30 +0000

One of the go-to whines for Democrats is to say that Global Warming – they call it CLimate Change now – will seriously impact [insert name of local revenue stream here]. In NH, it’s Leaf-peeping, Skiing (tourism), Maple Syrup, and people of color. In Maine, it’s probably potatoes and lobsters.

The cure is more taxes, public transportation, more and higher taxes, higher fuel and energy prices, even more, and higher taxes, and more government control. All things the whiney Democrats swoon over. Did I mention more and higher taxes?

It’s enough to make even a casual observer suspicious.

We’ve been hearing this for thirty years. None of that has come to pass. And promises of catastrophic decline often result in setting or breaking a record. Can we blame global warming for that?


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Maine potato growers have dealt with storage and shipping difficulties having pulled a record harvest from the ground, but the bumper crop also means more spuds are going to markets across the country and into Canada.

The state’s farmers planted more potatoes this year — more than 58,000 acres, compared with 51,000 the past two years — and also harvested 168,000 tons more than usual.


An additional 8k acres produced 168,000 more TONS of potatoes. They’ve got so many that they are using rail for the first time in 40 years to move all the spuds.

Global Warming!

Or maybe it was COVID?

I love potatoes, and Main is right next door, which suggests that while my store shelves grow empty thanks to “experts” Mayor Pete and Uncle Joe, I’ll still be able to find and eat the things. And afford them.

Don’t let them know. They’ll find a way to screw that up too.

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The Feds are Already Tracking Religious Exemption Requests – Is The Social Credit Score System Next?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 13:00 +0000

The Department of Homeland Security has labeled questioning the Government’s COVID response as domestic terrorism. Free speech is a terrorist act. That’s creepy and despotic, and so is this.


At least 25 federal agencies have implemented a system to track religious exemption requests for mandated vaccines, according to a review of Federal Register notices by The Epoch Times.

The agencies include the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, the Treasury, the Social Security Administration, the Federal Election Commission.



The Heritage Foundation suggests that it may be a test pilot project to monitor all Federal Workers.


Due to the Biden administration’s choice of the little-known Pretrial Services Agency to implement the database, The Heritage Foundation called the system a “test run” for a nationwide database of all religious exemption requests made by federal workers. The Pretrial Services Agency gathers information and makes recommendations about newly arrested defendants in the federal criminal system.


According to the reporting, that list includes contractors, consultants, interns, and even volunteers.

It gets creepier. If the Feds can track them, it is a small leap for anyone who takes federal money for anything, including NGOs and public schools. The list knows no end. So why not include any group of people or everyone and transition it to something similar to or exactly like the Chinese Social Credit Score system.

I’d be curious to hear what our Liberal lurkers think about that?

On the surface, the Jabbernaughts are probably keen on a program that filters society in this way. Many rank and file Dems, and many of them in elected office, have bought into the idea of medical fascism as a public health necessity. Are they in so deep that they easily discount the harms caused by both the injections and the non-pharmaceutical interventions? That they would bad-mouth perfectly safe and effective treatment because the State said it was true?

If that is a price worth paying, anything is possible.

People willing to accept the DHS declarations as they did the FBI tracking parents whose crime was exercising their first amendment rights at school board meetings to people who were supposed to be accountable to them.

Democrats who embraced Obama’s calls for watchlists crafted by friends and neighbors listing people in their communities or their own family. The people who report the unmasked in public or folks having parties that may have had more than ten people there.

List building and informing.

Why not just download the GOP’s latest voter data if that’s the goal? Why not use the DNC’s? Dozens of points of reference make it a simple matter to line up potential dissidents against whatever wall you have in mind.

The unjabbed may be the target of the American Despotism today, but there’s no coming back from that sort of thing, and it doesn’t end with people with whom you may disagree. If history is any guide rounding up the intellectuals, artists, and media are inevitable.

Can you handle the truth?

I’m sure if asked, they’ll say that would never happen. But two years ago, if we’d said that within 24 months, the government would label-free speech as domestic terrorism or that the State would have a watch list based on faith-based medical preferences, you’d have said the same thing, and here we are.


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Watching Dems Self-Destruct is Fun

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 11:30 +0000

The Democrat Party is in complete disarray. They have no leader. They have no mission. They have knelt to their radical left, and they may as well have taken a cyanide pill. They are a doomed plane spiraling out of control, praying as they wait to hit the ground.

Overly dramatic?

When the Party hitched their wagon to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020, they decided their demise. They successfully got Trump out of the White House after a single term. But other than negating every Trump accomplishment, they had nothing positive to move the country forward.

CNN played a massive role in getting Biden elected. They played up the Russian Hoax and buried the Hunter Biden enterprise to sell exposure to his father to hostile governments for millions of dollars. They ignored that Biden was in his basement in Delaware until his election was successful and any talk of election impropriety was labeled conspiracy.

CNNs ratings are in the tank. Their numbers are down an unfashionable 90%, their Prime Time Duo of Cuomo and Lemon are gone and going, Zucker has resigned, and there is no indication of future viability. Even over at MSNBC, their number one rated host, Rachel Maddow, is stepping away for a “break.” The biased reporting of these two networks is finally coming back to haunt them.

The Democrats allowed the radical fringe group of inexperienced members of The Squad to dictate the platform for Biden and Harris. These people are one-dimensional in their belief that America is an evil country built on slavery and governed by racists. They have nothing positive to offer, which is verified by their lack of successful legislation.

Once Biden ran out of ink with all of his executive orders, his campaign promises and signature initiatives have hit a stone wall. He did manage to get a watered-down infrastructure bill passed, but he disappointed many in his Party by how much remained on the editing room floor.

The 50/50 Senate will stymie any significant legislature in his second year. If he keeps denigrating Manchin and Sinema, they may jump to the other side, and his Presidency will be DOA. Without the use of Harris’s tie-breaking vote, any Supreme Court nominee may never see a black robe of the High Court.

We are seeing their new plan this week.

The administration put Harris in a drawer to prevent further damage. Biden is back-tracking on many of his initial planks, such as his newfound support for the Police.

He threw them his Crack Pipe plan as a bone for The Squad, or was that for Hunter? Either way, the program is causing many to question his mental stability.

The Democrats are looking at less than nine months until the Red Wave hits them in November. They are in a deeper hole than the Patriots were against the Falcons, but there is no Brady on the field and no Belichick in the White House.

This year, a diverse team rather than a competent one will sink the Party. Biden cannot ditch any of these people as it will offend a fringe group. He is stuck with his lousy team and has no plan.

Though being a spectator to this Jenga game may give some pleasure, it is the American people that this inept leadership team in Washington will hurt. We have to hope the country is strong enough to survive the remainder of the year and minimize the damage. We also have to select the right candidates with a solid plan to win in November and hit the ground running in January. That is our mission, and we need to outperform Team Biden that is playing for a number one pick.


Republished with permission.

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Wes Champon, Rest In Peace

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 02:30 +0000

If you had not heard, Wes Champon recently passed away. We published several Op-Eds by Wes in the early days of his activism, which he continued up until his passing.

We did not always see eye to eye on the means or methods, but we had the same goals. Protect Constitutional rights and defend human liberty.


His obituary is here.


Thomas “Wes” Chapmon, 55, of Bath, New Hampshire, passed away on February 1st, 2022. Wes is survived by his spouse of 24 years, Betsy (Meadows) Chapmon; sisters, Rebecca Chapmon of Greenville, TX, Nancy Chapmon of Morrison, CO, Linda Stockman of Auburn, CA; adopted brother, Reginald Henderson of Nashville, TN; along with many nieces and nephews. Wes is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Wesley Chapmon, and Gene Claire Chapmon (Greenville, TX); grandparents, Mack and Clarice Usrey; brother, Michael Neal Chapmon; and sister, Cynthia Newman.

Wes was born and raised in Greenville, Texas, then moved to New Hampshire with his wife Betsy in 1999. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, walking wooded trails with Betsy and dog Charlie, creating and recording music in his studio, and visiting with friends.

Wes was a patriot; he loved his country and the founding principles which gave birth to our nation. After seeing injustices in our political system, Wes ran for state representative. This campaign allowed Wes to see how bad things had become. This experience with the political parties caused Wes to seek out liberty-minded Americans and start the New Hampshire Constitutional Republicans. It was his creation and it sought to educate Americans on their constitutional rights and the founding principles. Most importantly, it was to inform voters on when our elected officials strayed from their constitutional duties, failed to uphold their oaths of office, and make them accountable to the people.

Wes was wise beyond his years; he had a calm demeanor and an easy way with people. He was a charismatic leader that caused one to think, not to follow blindly. His influence will live on in the people’s lives he touched and the organization he founded. There will be a remembrance and celebration of Wes’s life at the Piermont Church at 101 Church Street, Piermont, NH on Saturday, February 12th, from 2:30 – 5:00 pm.


And yes, some on the Left have already politicized his death, but there will be time for that later.

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On the Topic of Vaccine Hesitancy – I Don’t Need a Jab for Typhoid Either …

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-02-10 01:00 +0000

When fear and intimidation are not enough, apply snarky labels to people to make everyone uncomfortable. You can go in heavy with terms like COVID denier or Anti-Vaxxer or lean into something less derogatory like vaccine-hesitant.

I don’t know any COVID deniers personally. Everyone I know gets that COVID exists and it is a threat to specific high-risk individuals. No debate there. COVID policy, on the other hand, its effectiveness, in particular, has lots of doubters, but that’s not the same thing.

And I don’t know any anti-vaxxers either. Some folks are big on informed consent. They listen to experts but do their research, talk to their doctor or other health professionals and decide what will work for them or their family. You know, the way Democrats pretend it works with abortion.

It’s a choice.

If someone came up to you tomorrow and said Pfizer had produced 6 billion doses of vaccine for Typhoid, and everyone in the northern hemisphere needs to get that (just in case), you’d think they had rats in their braincase. Don’t forget the passports. No speaking at the School Board meeting or traveling (especially in NJ), or whatever unless you’ve had your Typhoid jab.

The skeptical leftish lurkers are making pshaw sounds, but it’s an important point. It is the point.

Why is no one making you get a jab for Typhoid? Risk.

I don’t want the COVID Jab for several reasons, including that I don’t need it. The only time I ever get the flu is after some persistent health care professional has convinced me to give it another shot. If I get the COVID shot, I will probably catch COVID, which, as it happens, is increasingly common for lots of other people.

The second reason you might not want a COVID jab is you are low-risk for complications from flu.

There are plenty of treatments for the symptomatic, asymptomatic, or healthy but cautious (or paranoid, but not as paranoid as the COVIDIOTS). These also work for people at higher risk but not high risk.

In other words, there’s no need for a pharmaceutical injection even if it worked and had no side effects.

Finally, most people I know are not COVID deniers, anti-vaxxers, or vaccine-hesitant. They are government-can fix-it deniers or Bureaucratic response team-hesitant. And time has proven them right.

Our government has wasted insane sums of money for no measurable public good. Their policies have resulted in countless deaths through mistreatment. They have barred or hindered the use or access to safe, effective treatments that would keep people out of hospitals. The vaccines made people sick who might have never been and harmed many who were never at risk. And the Non Pharemceutical interventions have done immeasurable harm to millions on a scale we may never be able to measure. The people in denial about that are more likely to call you an anti-vaxxer or vaccine-hesitant.

So no, I’m not vaccine-hesitant. I’ve had loads of them, as have my kids, and vaccines have helped eliminate or limit infection or disease that was previously a genuine health threat.

But you can’t prevent the flu, nor should you persist in trying to inoculate every human being on the planet against it. It is unnecessary, wasteful, poor policy, and even harms the environment. The carbon footprint for such a project is immense. See what I did there? It harkens back to that post about medical masks in tortoise noses (and yes, that’s another problem government will want to solve after creating it).

The government only knows how to waste time, money, and resources. If you want to save the people, or the planet, cut back on the federal government. I promise almost immediate results with no injections needed unless you decide you want or need them.

Your choice.




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DHS: If You Question the Government’s COVID Response, You Are a ‘Domestic Violent Extremist’

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 23:30 +0000

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued their latest ‘Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland’ bulletin that is valid from February 7th through June 7th of 2022. In their latest terrorism threat issuance, DHS identifies those who are against the government’s FAILED COVID-19 “mitigation measures,” as “domestic violent extremists:”

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to decrease nationwide, increased access to commercial and government facilities and the rising number of mass gatherings could provide increased opportunities for individuals looking to commit acts of violence to do so, often with little or no warning. Meanwhile, COVID-19 mitigation measures—particularly COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates—have been used by domestic violent extremists to justify violence since 2020 and could continue to inspire these extremists to target government, healthcare, and academic institutions that they associate with those measures.

WHAT violence has been directly attributed to anyone QUESTIONING the government’s FAILED measures against COVID? The only INCREASE in violence around the country has been due to the left’s calls to DEFUND the police; bail reform that allows violent criminals out on bail to commit more violent crimes; and Democrat district attorneys who decide NOT to prosecute even violent offenders.

Here’s the main summary the Biden Administration is pushing. READ these words CAREFULLY:

The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. While the conditions underlying the heightened threat landscape have not significantly changed over the last year, the convergence of the following factors has increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the threat environment: (1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions; (2) continued calls for violence directed at U.S. critical infrastructure; soft targets and mass gatherings; faith-based institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and mosques; institutions of higher education; racial and religious minorities; government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement and the military; the media; and perceived ideological opponents; and (3) calls by foreign terrorist organizations for attacks on the United States based on recent events.

People who dare question the government’s FAILED response to COVID (AND the FACT that our government PAID for COVID research) are ‘threat actors?’ These people are the ones who SOWED DISCORD in our public institutions? Are you kidding me right now? The GOVERNMENT are the people who sowed discord in our public institutions by DESTROYING any minute amount of credibility any of them had left before COVID was sent here by the Commie Chinese government (again, with the help of Anthony Fauci, the NIH, and U.S. taxpayer dollars).

And what exactly is “mis- dis- or mal-information (MDM) according to DHS:

Misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation make up what CISA defines as “information activities”. When this type of content is released by foreign actors, it can be referred to as foreign influence. Definitions for each are below.

  • Misinformation is false, but not created or shared with the intention of causing harm.
  • Disinformation is deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country.
  • Malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate.

Foreign and domestic threat actors use MDM campaigns to cause chaos, confusion, and division. These malign actors are seeking to interfere with and undermine our democratic institutions and national cohesiveness.

The LARGEST group of those who push ‘MDM’ onto the United States people is the United States Government itself!!!!!!!!!!! It’s called ‘propaganda’ in Communist countries.

It is the United States Government, especially DEMOCRATS in the federal government and in states across the country, who have created DERISION, DIVISION, and CHAOS in America with their useless, and again, FAILED COVID mitigation measures. They shut down the economy, locked up Americans, killed the elderly, destroyed an ENTIRE generation of children, and they are trying to blame anyone who questioned their ‘mitigation measures’ for THEIR choices?




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As We See Some of the Countries Rolling Things Back …

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 22:00 +0000

As we see some of the countries rolling things back we need to understand that the Globalists have been at this for a LONG TIME, and spent COUNTLESS SUMS to achieve their vision.  A few protests and votes – even if they work – will not roll them back.

This is their FAITH.

And now some links and comments (note, I am still technically on hiatus). From time immemorial Democrats have taken the side of America’s enemies.  IMHO WWII was an exception made possible only by Pearl Harbor – up until then, the Democrats were enthusiastic fans of both NATIONAL Socialism and INTERNATIONAL Socialism. — Coming soon to a city near you.  Alas. — We “need” MOAR diversity like this.  Not. — If I were determined to ruin our military’s capability, what would I do differently than what’s being done now? — HA HA HA HA!  Well done!  Use their own rules against them. — Girls only competing with girls?  What a concept! — American Jews, I’m looking at you.  Not that you’re votes, even if 100% “R”, would have changed anything… but we warned you. — School board destruction.  Sounds like a plan!  Related to school boards: They are DETERMINED to corrupt & sexualize our kids. — When someone’s argument is SHUT UP you know they have no argument. — Control the information flow, control what people believe.  Related to the enemedia: — And despite all the warnings, I suspect the vast majority of the sheeple will bleat “How could this happen”?  Related: Food costs up.  Energy costs up.  Crime is up.  How is it that ANYONE thinks he’s doing a good job? — And isn’t this interesting?  Maybe they see the fecal matter approaching the fan?  Related: — I’m not one to willy-nilly propose laws or Constitutional Amendments or anything, but… beyond *cough cough rigged* elections, can we tie politicians’ job performance to their paychecks?  Like if they enact policies that destroy economies in their field of influence, they lose their pay? — The truly annoying thing to me is that so many sheep will simply nod their heads and say “From covid, not with covid.  Makes sense”.  Without any introspection at all about how they were fooled. — Punch unJabbed with no consequences… which IMHO is not a long step to “Put people in camps with no consequences”… and then to “Take the shot or get shot”.  Which has been tweeted out. — Wait, didn’t I see this in a movie? — Midterms approach. — Video from Dr. Ryan Cole. — Lastly, two from the Organic Prepper: When, not if, the SHTF information is gold. The question is how to build a community when you’re likely seen as an infiltrator being a new-comer. ===== Lastly, an appeal: For those who support Israel as I do, please consider making a donation here to get IDF soldiers Purim baskets.  And if you like this group – and I’ve contributed regularly for over a decade to them – please share this link with your network too.

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A Middle-School Teacher Calls Parents ‘Bigots’ And ‘Kooks’ For Voicing Concern Over Pornographic Material In Books

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 20:30 +0000

What we are seeing, in the Left-leaning teaching profession, is a complete disdain for Parents. They believe that Parents should have no role in the education of their children.

“Leave it to the Professions” is now more than just what is taught but HOW it is taught and the realization that THEY control America’s future if allowed to continue down this path.

Reformatted and emphasis mine on the quoted stuff (as usual):


A middle school teacher in Round Rock, Texas, has enraged parents by reading a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking them as “bigots” and “kooks” after they spoke out against sexually explicit books in the library. Tyler, an instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School, read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting on December 16, sparking outrage with parents who were left “disgusted and disheartened” at her words, according to Fox News.


The disdain just drips, doesn’t it?  This is how one teacher looks at those who pay her salary and to whom their precious children have been entrusted to them.





Her morality trumps yours.  And given enough time in her care, it will regardless of how you are trying to raise your children.  Sure, there are parents out there that don’t care – but do YOU?  SHOULD you be concerned? Porn is just FINE for these young’uns!

So, if you don’t have the time to listen, here are the lyrics:

“Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not. These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes fright./ It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right./ But whatever the reason, their brains or their fright,/ they can’t follow policy in plain black and white,”

“These bigots don’t get to choose for us, that’s clear. Then how, I am wondering, did we even get here./ They growl at our meetings, all hawing and humming,/ ‘We must stop this indoctrination from coming!’/ They’ve come for the books and the bonds and what for?/ Their kids don’t even attend Leander schools anymore./ Bring back our books, maintain decorum, good grief./ Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meeting in peace?”

Shades of the Timberlane School District here in NH as Ann Marie posted earlier:



“Without interference from parents and laws”

Let that sink in for a few minutes.  Effectively: Parents are the problem and we teachers are above the Law.  Let THAT sink in for a few minutes as well.

The phrase that immediately comes to mind for BOTH examples, TTU and the Dr. Seuss wannabee is “out of control“.  No respect at all for those that employ them.

And while the tweet was withdrawn quickly, you can be sure that the underlying thoughts have not been.  They hate you.  Period. They desire control over your kids and ultimately, over you as well because they play on the fear of most parents that your children will suffer retribution if you don’t lay supine before them.  They’ll deny it but there are too many stories out there that make that a lie.

Is this what you, the Normal Parent, wants?  Disregarding what is going on and “depending” (or is that “dependency on”) those who are your employees gives you this result.  And make no mistake, she’s not alone in this.

So, what are you going to do?  Are you going to find out what’s going on in your child’s classroom, school, or district?

(H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Attorneys See Spike in Calls to Prevent COVID Patients From Suffering “Death By Hospital”

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 19:00 +0000

The CDC’s program for COVID has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. And since the federal reimbursements are linked to the approved guidance, you do what the CDC wants, or you don’t get your back scratched. The result is bureaucratic genocide—the Desk Murderers.

We saw this in real-time with our friend John Irish. A hospital trapped him, and government protocol killed him. They followed the book like zealots, and John ended up on the death ventilator. Not so much that it killed him (it contributed), but the hospital wouldn’t even let anyone move him to other accommodations.

He’s on a ventilator. He can’t be moved. No, we can’t take him off. No, he can’t have medications outside the approved protocol. And John left us not shortly after, despite weeks of friends trying to find a lawyer, which didn’t end up helping.

The government killed him. The hospital was their paid assassin.

This is one of many stories just like it.


“In many cases, the hospitals have refused to release the patient, citing their unstable condition, meaning that at some point it can become impossible to get off the COVID express,” Childers wrote in his blog.

“The most common complaints we get include that patients are being pressured to accept Remdesivir, have been given Remdesivir even though they objected to it, or the hospital will not administer alternative widely-used treatments even though the patient is in critical condition where side effects are less risky than imminent death.

“I have personally seen hospitals spend tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers to keep patients in their facility.”


What happened to first do no harm? It looks like that ship sailed, burned to the waterline, and sank. As a result, families are faced with enormous bills for critical care and legal fees to free loved ones from the tentacles of the Hospital Industrial Complex.

Pro Tip: If you wondered what socialized, government-run medicine would look like, this is it. Death by Hospital. The financial and preferential arrangement between these facilities and the feds has turned into a 21st-century concentration camp with a twist.

You choose to go to the hospital, thinking they will care for you, only to discover they have instructions. If you get sick enough to need an ICU bed, your odds of anything other than dying alone attached to machines are low. And they are not the only ones at risk.


Another hospital in Naples, Florida, had two sisters arrested when they came to the facility seeking a visit with their father or a conversation with his doctor, Jim Boatman, an attorney, told The Epoch Times. The hospital stopped responding to the family’s requests for updates on their loved one when they started asking about alternative treatments, Boatman said.


Welcome to America?

We need to disconnect the incentives, but that won’t be easy. For example, in New Hampshire, the Hospitals own a good chunk of the State Senate. Their tendency to legislate based on these relationships is painful to watch and patently obvious.

These cozy relationships are everywhere, and since COVID has been on steroids. The Feds will want to move forward with their conquest of health care and health insurance, and stopping them will be no easy task.

Local action will be met with threats by providers to leave states that are trying to deregulate federal influence from Health care. Central Planners will scream things like, “you’ll have no hospitals,” and it will ring through the halls and across the media verse.

No hospitals, not likely, but what will you do? Push back.

Try to put a hitch in the step of progressives walking this path to tyranny. I have no idea what that looks like, but it’s never a bad thing to trip up a tyrant, especially when they pretend to be doing a public good (which is always). The party of death has been running a parallel op for years. It involves de-peopling the planet.

Saying it out loud is considered a conspiracy theory, but they say it out loud all the time and call it science. It’s murder.

Start local. Begin by trying to unplug the hospital monopoly on health care so that private practice has not just more incentive to thrive but the freedom to work with patients and families without fear of interference from licensing boards – near hospitals and without their undue influence.

Republicans should be willing to lead any charge that decentralizes something as personal as health care, but good luck with that. As I noted above, buying legislators’ loyalty is big health care business, even in a tiny state like New Hampshire.

But nothing is impossible.

And we already have health-care liberty groups doing yeoman’s work on the COVID clap-trap. I bet they’d be willing to take on this sort of thing.






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Where’d My Memory Go? The Left “Redistributed” it Away

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 17:30 +0000

If you don’t know where you came from, then any road in front of you is acceptable.  If you don’t know what didn’t work in the past, why worry about what lies in front of you?

T]he deprogramming Left seeks to wash all memory away. In the cosmic quest for equity, justice, and diversity, there can be no fake absolute standards. For the Left, the moral ends are simply too exalted to worry about the means of obtaining them. Violence for equity is nonviolence. Rioting, arson, and looting in the service of justice is justice for the marginalized.

Before we are all reprogrammed, remember for a bit longer that the reset of memory and truth is not just a political agenda, but a holistic effort to redefine our past, present, and future, to change not just what we think but how we think—or do not think.

This desire to wash all memory away was the secret, after all, to Joe Biden’s virtual candidacy. The implicit promise was always just to vote for nothingness and then all the acrimony, all the rioting, all the fires and looting, all the media craziness, all the cancel culture, all the Twitter wars, all the hysteria would simply vanish with the disappearance of our Emmanuel Goldstein [Big Brother of Orwell’s 1984 or did you forget that as well?  -Skip] —and a new, undefined but far better world would take its place. And then at last you too could forget the past, and thereby come to love what you’ve become in the present.

-Prof. Victor Davis Hanson (“River of forgetfulness.” )


If you don’t understand how your country came to be, who cares what others wish it to become?

Note the word “undefined” – he’s absolutely right.  Obama was undefined – so how could you fight the Socialist Alinskyist future into which he wished to “transform” the US?

Hope and Change turned out to be whatever he needed at the moment – and it certainly changed a lot as well.  Problem is, he believed his own hype and got frustrated that others didn’t just go along with it.

All we hear from Progressives is that “we HAVE to move forward!”.  Seriously, what does that even MEAN?  What is FORWARD?  Forward to WHAT?

It’s easy for them to do a talking point “a more equitable future” or some such nonsense.  Ask them “define it”.  And when they upchuck more pablum, demand that they define those as well.

At some point, they can’t.  At some point, you learn that not only does the Left want to erase all women by replacing them with men, they want to erase YOU as well.

Especially if you question their Narrative that, when picked apart, they can’t defend.

It is upon us, then and regardless of the insufficient education the Government Schools are doing, to teach our children and grandchildren what is important.  What is necessary.

And then teach them how THEY should look at all these dots of knowledge, connect them in myriads of ways, so they can remember and think critically.

There’s a reason why schools don’t teach history and why kids who aren’t learning are being passed up the grade levels…

They become prey of those that wish to use them, dominate them, and use them as shock troops against those of us who do have the memories of what is important.




(H/T: Powerline)


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It’s EASY to Make Shared Misery “Equitable”! – Part 2

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 16:00 +0000

In the last episode of “Govt Decides, You Obey” (actually “It’s EASY to Make Shared Misery “Equitable”! – Part 1“). I began refuting Eco-Socialists at Treehugger (TH) who believe that implementing a “1.5-degree lifestyle” is Equitable isn’t “share misery” as I hold.

They NEVER suggest that to solve the Left’s latest and most insolvable issue, inequality, people should be raised up from poverty.  They ARE, however, not above using enforced poverty to make sure that each and every one of us is “equal” socioeconomically.

Take from the Rich is their only answer or solution.  They won’t accept that LIFE is inherently unequal and keep insisting that they, the Social Engineers that they are, will be the first set of people that will do it right AND do it worldwide.

However, they seem to forget about this graph that really delineates how people think about Government over time (been wanting to use this for quite some time):



Those that have a high trust in Government generally have little to no sense of history and what Government has done in that past.

Those of us that know our history, have studied the history of Government and those that have populated it (especially now) and how they came to be, have little trust in it.

And yes, the more I see Progressives and Socialists and Democrats running it, the further Right (heh!) we slide down that Y axis.  But I digress and a prelim example from that TH post comments and remember, these folks are socialists:

One said the system can’t be overthrown as the rich (never admitting that he IS one of the world’s rich) never give up their wealth:

The problem with fairness and being equitable is wealthy and powerful people derive their wealth and power from an unfair and inequitable system. And the wealthy and powerful will fight to maintain the unfair system that gives them their wealth and power.  So do these folks [the people that wrote the report the TH post is built around  -Skip] have any idea on how you can overcome the opposition of the wealthy and powerful?

Note the reference that capitalism is bad because it is unequal and causes inequities. So does Socialism – just differently but SHUT UP, they tell me. And another complained that, around the WW II time, people just wouldn’t accept what Government “gave them” – how DARE they!

Bill: Just look at history for you answer. Wealth HAS NEVER given it up to any significant degree peacefully. FDR’s mild re-distribution caused a party support reversal and an undo that took approx 40-50 years.

As if he really expected that to fly?  Yes, Socialism had been flirting around for quite some time in the early 20th century in America and from both sides of the aisle. In this case, Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, and FDR were all Progressives (aka, Socialists in….er, no, not Constitutional clothing because they all hated the Constitution).

I pointed out the obvious that most people still “thought American”:

Because people have this intense dislike of working hard for something only to have Government swoop in and take it away simply to give it to other people.

And watching those in Government making those decisions and carrying them out being exempt from that action.

So, they threw the bums / takers / thieves out. Make stupid decisions, get stupid consequences.

Government, then and now, gave itself special privileges and we can see that easily enough today. It seems folks like Andrew Cuomo, disgraced former NY Gov, can kill thousands by putting COVID patients into elderly nursing homes, and fondle women inappropriately, and have all charges dismissed.  That’s just one example.  NH Gov. Chris Sununu simply stating that “Public Health trumps EVERYTHING” gave him leave to take away all Constitutional restraints on Government AND remove our Liberties is another.  Go ahead and start putting more in the Comments.

My retort holds true – who really wants to work hard simply to have their stuff taken away to give to those that are hardly working at all?  Time and time I go back to this but I saw it in real time owning our daycare.  Too many people were too comfortable living at a “low status” simply because they didn’t have to lift much of a finger to live at others’ expense.  I’m not talking about the elderly and infirm – these were young ladies in their 20s and 30s complaining that Govt wasn’t giving them enough but it was clear they wouldn’t get off their duffs and DO something that was self-responsible and helping their own families THEMSELVES.

And Bill went off the rails:

Fact is you think taxes are great and have provided you with a decent country to live, make money in. No? So you lie off the bat.
Fact is you are only arguing the amount, no?
Or you think we can live well without them?

Wrong person to pick on claiming that I believe in high taxes:

No I don’t and if you’ve actually been reading what I write you’d know better. A limited govt, which I champion, requires far less taxes than the bloated one we have now (NH is pretty well under control except for the pension plan) and I did my part to make sure my town stayed within our family budgets.

If you haven’t looked lately (and I have), the Feds are taking in far more in revenue than even just a few years ago. The problem is that expenditures have skyrocketed with $7 Trillion we didn’t have spent in just the last few years.

And THAT’S the lack of sustainability that will put a stake into the US FAR faster than “climate change”. It is here now and is an existential threat. Debt payment is already the 4th highest line item in the Federal budget and with the Federal Bank ready to hike interest rates, it will only go up.

So Bill, how great of a nation will we be when the entire budget goes for just interest payments??? When all of the social transfer payments (Social Security, the Federal dole) are moved to pay that debt, how great of a nation will we be then?

That’s why I just keep shaking my head concerning the climate apocalypse I’ve been told is happening for over 50 years without it happening and the DEBT CATASTROPHE is right in front of us?

And look who is talking about taxes – you boast that you live extremely cheaply and hardly have to work. Which means you pay next to nothing (or even nothing) and have become a free rider.

And in another comment, I added:

No, not taxes. That’s the LAST thing that makes a country great (unless “less of them” is a large part of the solution).

What makes a country Great? Respecting the Rights of its Citizens and not infringing upon them:

Try the Rule of Law. Try the Right to Private Property. Try the Freedom of Speech. Try the Right of Religious Belief. Try the Right to seek redress of your Government officials.

Shall I go on?

I’ll stop here – and it is a good stopping point. But there is more, FAR more.

Again, I hope that in putting these kinds of posts up, it gives you, dear readers, the idea that you can debate these kinds of folks – and win.  Different techniques, different presentation styles – but always bringing the debate back to our basic political philosophies that our Founders gave us.  As you can (and will see more), once you do that, you win.  Don’t let them manipulate the terms of the debate nor the meanings of words.

Let me know if you’re using them!

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[UPDATE!] Dartmouth Republicans Host Dr. James Lindsay – Off Campus!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 14:30 +0000

[Update!] There has been a last-minute change to the off-campus venue for this event. Tuckerbox Restaurant, 1 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001, 7:30 p.m., 2/10/2022. GraniteGrok still intends to live stream (bandwidth permitting).

We are also recording the event whether streaming is possible or not.


Original post

After their experience with Dartmouth College and the Andy Ngo event, the Dartmouth College Republicans have not only not given up; they’ve made adjustments.

Their guest is Dr. James Lindsay, and the topic is The Rise of Identity Marxism.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. James Lindsay this Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm. He is known for exposing indoctrination in academia and making Critical Race Theory a part of the national conversation. If you are not familiar with this work, I highly recommend watching this short video. This event is free and open to the public. Please tell everyone you know. I’d like to give Dr. Lindsay a packed audience. This event will NOT be canceled because it is not at Dartmouth and we didn’t receive funding from the College. We will not be silenced or intimidated by leftists.

Chloe apologizes for the short notice. This event is tomorrow. If you can’t make it there to show your support in person, we plan to stream the event live here on Skip will publish a live streaming post tomorrow for those of you who can’t get there in person.


Here’s the official announcement and details.


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Local Father-Daughter Dance Canceled for Not Being Inclusive Enough

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 13:00 +0000

A local parent-teacher organization (PTO) has canceled their traditional father-daughter and daughter-son dances. The events were targeted by at least one local who claims they are not inclusive enough, and the PTO caved.

It sounds like they have been doing these for years without as much as a peep out of anyone. But here comes Becky, out of left field, to take the whole thing down.


The Lincoln Akerman School PTO has received concerns regarding the lack of gender inclusivity surrounding the “Guys & Dolls” and “Ladies & Lads” events at our school. These long standing events at LAS have traditionally been separated by gender, but with the asterisk that anyone is welcome. The question was posed about renaming the “Guys & Dolls” Dance and opening it to the entire school population, but that would pose a substantial COVID risk to the entire school.


Nice work, Becky. Instead of asking to plan an additional dance that meets your social-justice (they/them?) needs, you single-handedly ruined the fun for hundreds of moms, dads, daughters, and sons.


The PTO will look to plan a COVID-safe, combined event for the entire school to enjoy together this Spring. Anyone interested in helping volunteer for this newly proposed combined idea should reach out to a PTO Officer or attend the next PTO Meeting on Wednesday, February 16, at 7:00 pm on GoogleMeet.


Good luck with that because the real issue isn’t COVID-safe and inclusive events. It is the creeping tyranny of getting permission to do what you want from left-leaning depots and their mobs.

Every time you acquiesce (surrender might be a better word), you enable and encourage them. And while many in that “activist” class are not aware of their role, or the threat, that does not change the goals or the response.

Just say no.

I’ve received stories of parents who lost their minds over this crap in grade school classes. One mom insisted on her child not being gendered with he-she-him-her. She also had a problem with Thanksgiving, if I recall. The teacher said, no, we don’t do that here. We’re not turning our entire classroom, the students, and the parents, upside down to accommodate you and one child. The parent tried to persist but ultimately, and this rare, no one would budge.

She moved out of the district. True story.

So, just say no. Do not give your consent. There are not hundreds of parents in the shadows waiting to back these people up; quite the opposite.

And no one is stopping you from planning or funding a third event (The they/them dance). Gather support, and then knock yourself out, and maybe someone will show up. And there appears to be some interest in this approach.

Some are considering non-PTO sponsored father-daughter and mother-son dances.

That needs to happen, not just for father-daughter and mother-son dances but for the public education itself.

Parent-Teacher organizations can do a lot more than they think. It’s parents and teachers. Out in Arizona, one such group started its own school to get their kids (and the parents) away from the systemic leftism of modern public education and the left-wing culture it seeks to inculcate into the minds of the young.

You can do it, people will help.


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Biden to Spend 30 Million on Crack Pipes for Minorities

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-02-09 11:30 +0000

Just when you think Joe Biden and his administration have lowered the bar to an embarrassing level, he does something more egregious and drops the bar some more.

With Hunter as a son, Joe has seen firsthand the joys of drug addiction. He has seen the broken homes, the damaged relationships, the fatherless child of a stripper. He has seen the glamour of drugs.

The plan is to spend $30 Million of our money to supply crack pipes and accessories to the underprivileged across the country. The program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a spokesperson said that it would supply smoking kits for users to smoke illicit substances such as crystal methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

The kits reportedly aim to reduce the risk of infections for people who smoke these substances with glass pipes.

We want to thank Ray Cardello for this Op-Ed.
Please direct yours

Applicants for the grant are prioritized by whether they treat “underserved communities,” which includes LGBTQ+ and African Americans. This was established under Biden’s executive order to advance racial equity.

This is the concern that Biden and Democrats have for people of color or alternative sexual lifestyles. Give them free drug paraphernalia and keep them under control. If Biden knows what he is proposing, if he were of full mind and body, we would not question this, then how in God’s name does he sleep at night?

Supplying free paraphernalia closes the circle and answers some questions. We wondered why Biden kept our front door wide open on our Southern Border. We questioned why Biden had no plan to stop the flow of illegal Fentanyl coming over our border. We now have the answers.

The Fentanyl flooding our country and killing 100,000 users last year comes from China. The relationship that Biden and Hunter have with China, and the money their family is getting, does not allow them to stop the flow of the killer drug.

Their relationship with China handcuffs us from doing anything against the will of China. Biden has assured an ample supply of the drug, driven the price down by the high inventory level, and is now supplying free paraphernalia for the oppressed to smoke the stuff.

This process is not capitalism, Joe. The product is illegal, and the program is paid for with Americans’ money.

This is beyond comprehension, and the American people deserve to know who dreamed up this despicable program so we can demand their resignation. If the country survives that long, we will facilitate your termination in 2024. We will take care of your minions this November. Count on it.


A version of this article was first published on The Liberty Loft

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