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Polls Of American Voters Shows Major Shift To Independent and Anti-Biden

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 21:00 +0000

Despite massive support from legacy and social media, the political landscape is moving away from Democrats and Joe Biden, according to recent polls conducted by the Wall Street Journal, Gallup, and the Associated Press.

As of 2004, nearly a third of voters settled into either Republican, Democrat, or Independent categories.  As of this year, nearly fifty percent (49%) of Americans will vote as Independents, with the two major parties dropping down to twenty-five percent each.  Analysts believe this indicates implicit disapproval of the two-party system, where both parties have become more tribal and politically adversarial rather than beholden to voters and their needs.

The WSJ poll found the economy as the most important issue to all registered voters, especially Republicans.  From a list of thirty-three areas of concern ranging from immigration to far-left and far-right movements, climate change, and racial issues, the economy and immigration ranked the highest among all registered voters polled, which was consistent with registered Republicans.

The AP Poll, conducted by the University of Chicago on behalf of the Associated Press and Fox News, revealed these Independents still slightly favor Democrats to Republicans mainly due to lack of Republicans ability to clearly identify their plans to deal with the nation’s issues.  However, the trend shows the nation of Independents moving strongly in the direction of Republicans over the last two years, going from a 15% preference to Dems now down to just 4%.

Another dramatic realignment between the two parties is the shift in working-class voters to Republican.  Nine of the ten wealthiest districts in the US (mostly California, New York, and D.C.) still favor voting Democrat, however, the middle to lower-income voters align with conservatives.  Given the overwhelming concern with the economy, this bodes well for conservative candidates who can articulate winning strategies to improve the current cost of living woes.

Looking to the presidential candidates, we see a tie between Donald Trump and Joe Biden for approval and disapproval among registered voters.  Both candidates receive relatively low favorability at 39% “totally approve” rating.  However, Biden is overwhelmingly considered unfit to serve a second term with nearly three-quarters (74%) of the nation believing he is “too old” and sixty percent stating he is not “mentally fit” for the office.  Trump’s approval in these areas hovers around fifty percent favorability.

Among the other presidential hopefuls with significant approval are Ron Desantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who sees a 35% approval rating from Democrats but 49% from Republicans.  Kennedy’s approval among Democrat voters is only one percentage point ahead of Kamala Harris.  Other possible Democrat nominees, such as Gavin Newsome and Michelle Obama, were not mentioned.  Desantis’ approval among Republicans who will vote in the primary was higher than Trump’s in April of this year (84% to 78%) but has fallen behind as of August (75% to 70%).  National polls however show he still lags behind Trump by nearly 50 points as the Republican nominee, with the rest of the field even further back.

The recent indictments of Donald Trump reveal that one-third (33%) of Americans believe it is both politically motivated and without merit, while another third (34%) believe it is legitimate and not politically motivated, with another 22% saying it is legitimate but also politically motivated.  61% of Republicans believe it is illegitimate and politically motivated.  A breakdown of each indictment (1) taking classified documents and obstructing efforts to get them back (2) attempt to overturn the election (3) conspiracy to reverse the election, reveals virtually the same picture – a third each believing it’s illegitimate and political or legitimate and not politically motivated with roughly 70% of Republicans believing it’s the former.

The recent call to impeach Joe Biden sees 46% of registered voters strongly disapproving it, with another 32% in favor of it.  This may be as a result of impeachment fatigue, economic woes, and fears of resources wasted in Congress while the country and world are in apparent high states of turmoil and not because Joe Biden hasn’t done anything worthy of impeachment.  Why? 45-50% of those same voters believe Biden is either “corrupt” or did “something illegal”.  With the story relating to his son Hunter’s laptop, 34% of registered voters said they are less likely to vote for Biden if the allegations are true.

The war in Ukraine has become increasingly unpopular with all voters.  38% of Americans now believe we are “doing too much” to help the Ukrainians up from just 6% in March.

Analysis for a Joe Biden presidency

None of the numbers look good for Joe Biden to repeat as president of the United States.  The demographic numbers are all moving away from the Democratic party to either the middle or right of center.  Even his constituents overwhelmingly suggest he is either too old (74%) or mentally unfit (60%) and the evidence mounts daily as Biden famously wanders off both physically and verbally at nearly every public event.  With the Republican party now holding sway with the middle and lower-income voters and an economy moving Americans into that group daily, the picture looks bleak for another Biden term in office.  Even the defense of Biden by his media paratroopers hasn’t been able to sway public opinion to help retain legitimacy.  If you thought his purported record 81 million votes in 2020 was unlikely, it will take every act of political legerdemain known to man to prop him up again.

The anti-Trump strategy

The Democrats have made their strategy to defeat Donald Trump if he is the nominee, crystal clear.  Character assassination in the media, along with removal from the ballots in every state they can pull it off.  If prison doesn’t work, then some suggest an actual assassination, but we’ll have to wait and see.  As they did in 2020, the cable/tv media will mobilize yet again to denounce Trump 24/7. Facebook and Google will massage social media and internet traffic as much as humanly possible to impair Republican campaigns. 

They obviously don’t have a pro-Biden voter base, let alone favorability among all voters, so the tactic becomes “anyone but Trump.”  Toss in some lockdowns over a now weakening virus that really only threatens a tiny percentage of the population and a call for more mail-in ballots, and you can see the numbers hopping up like a bar graph in the middle of the night.  Sprinkle in some political mules to carry the load and put the teenage voter alongside the illegal immigrant voter, and you have the icing on the half-baked cake that is Democrat party legitimacy.

Whether the numbers show it, or you know it or not, Donald Trump and MAGA are an “existential threat to our Democracy”.  Therefore, the ends justify the means.

Buckle up, folks. The road to the 2024 elections is looking to be a very bumpy ride.


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The Hunter Indictment … It’s All About Protecting The Big Guy

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 19:30 +0000

So the Biden-Regime has indicted the Regime’s Figurehead-President’s son. The purpose of this indictment? To protect the “Big Guy,” the Regime’s Figurehead-President. The crimes in the indictment are the handful of crimes committed by Hunter that did NOT involve the Big Guy. Get it?

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Will Chicago’s Proposed City-Owned Grocery Stores let Criminals Shop Lift? (Which is Why the Old Stores left)

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 18:00 +0000

In true Democrat fashion, Chicago is proposing a government solution to address a problem it created. Local markets and grocery chains, unable to protect their employees or customers, or make a profit where “petty” theft is not prosecuted, have pulled up stakes. Chicago’s mayor to the rescue?


All Chicagoans deserve to live near convenient, affordable, healthy grocery options. We know access to grocery stores is already a challenge for many residents, especially on the South and West sides. A better, stronger, safer future is one where our youth and our communities have access to the tools and resources they need to thrive. My administration is committed to advancing innovative, whole-of-government approaches to address these inequities.


Did you run the capitalist markets out so of town you could socialize groceries, or is this just you responding to a problem created by Democrat policy that coincidentally socializes food shopping?


“The city of Chicago is reimagining the role government can play in our lives by exploring a public option for grocery stores via a municipally owned grocery store and market,” Pawar said. “Not dissimilar from the way a library or the postal service operates, a public option offers economic choice and power to communities.”


Any government anything in Chicago will ultimately cost and waste billions, so that’s baked in regardless of the claims of city officials, but that’s not what I want explained. My question is whether the city-owned stores will tolerate the rampant unprosecuted shoplifting that drove other businesses away. And if not, how could you possibly suggest that taxpayers won’t be on the hook for the losses on top of the cost of doing business, and if they are, why wouldn’t that just encourage more theft?


HT | Breitbart

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Who’s Banning Whom? – The Hypocrisy of Being Called a “Book Banner”

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 16:30 +0000

Kirk Cameron’s recently published children’s book, Pride Comes Before the Fall, is a charming story about the dangers inherent in being overly prideful rather than humble.  While some detractors have labeled this book by the former child TV star as “anti-gay” because of its message about pride, Cameron prefers to call it “pro-humility.”

If you live in the state of New Hampshire, however, don’t go to your local public library to get a copy of this book because you won’t find it unless you live in one particular town.*  You’ll have a much easier time finding Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe’s graphic memoir, which is available at more than half of New Hampshire’s 232 libraries, or Juno Dawson’s “how to” guide, This Book Is Gay, held by fifty-two.

Library users have a better than even chance of finding critical race theory guru Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be an Antiracist available in any given public library in New Hampshire. But if you want to read Why I Stand, the autobiography of Isaac Washington, the NBA player who refused to kneel when his teammates chose to do so, you’ll have a hard time getting your hands on it; only two libraries in the entire state include it in their collections.

A similar situation is evident when evaluating library holdings related to the controversial issue of climate change. Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science, a book by Australian geologist and former University of Melbourne professor Ian Plimer (accused of being a “climate change denier”), is nowhere to be found in New Hampshire’s public library system.  Meanwhile, The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg, an obviously ghostwritten treatise, is owned by seventy-three libraries statewide.

These are just a few of the head-shaking facts I found when searching the New Hampshire State Library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) database, the purpose of which is to facilitate the sharing of resources among the state’s public libraries.  While my information is limited to one small purplish state, it reflects a troubling situation that is likely a problem throughout the country: public library collections are favoring woke material over conservative books, and this begs the question, “Who is really banning whom?”

The main definition provided for the verb “ban” on is “to prohibit, forbid, or bar.”  All these words suggest an action that will prevent something from happening, perhaps even involving a rule or law.  The epithet “book banner” should similarly, therefore, describe someone who will prevent the reading of a particular book or books.  Increasingly nowadays, “book banner” is a term used to describe parents who object to certain books being shelved in the children’s room of their local public library.  Such parents, however, are not actually prohibiting anyone from reading anything.  They just want some books on sensitive subjects regarding sex and gender moved to other areas in the library so that children are not exposed to this material without parental consent.  Most of these parents recognize the right of adults to have access to these titles, including parents who might choose to have their children read them.  The reality is that the term “book banner” is being used as a scare tactic by woke librarians and library organizations to mislead the public into believing that some parents are ushering in a neo-Nazi society that will ultimately lead to the throwing of books into raging bonfires.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

In order for a book to be truly banned, it must be impossible to read; you cannot get it anywhere, not in your local library, not at another library, not at your local bookstore, not even on Amazon.  Such banning requires government suppression such as that which did actually occur during the Nazi era in Germany.  What parents are doing in libraries is not banning books.

The only way to completely avoid what is erroneously being called book banning today is to buy every single book that is currently being published.  That is obviously impossible considering that the average public library, especially in small-town New Hampshire, has limited shelf space with room for only a few tens of thousands of books.  Obtaining most books not held by your local library, however, is actually quite easy thanks to interlibrary loan (ILL).  The existence of ILL should negate the book-banning argument because this service, which allows patrons to get just about any book they might want, is supposed to prevent the prohibition that characterizes a ban.

There’s an insidious problem with the ILL system, however, because it does not allow patrons to get certain books, and those prohibited books are often conservative titles, as reflected by the examples I have offered above.  Conversely, it is very easy to get what many would describe as woke titles.  Analyzing the results of my various ILL database searches suggests a troubling answer to the question, “Who’s banning whom?”

The bottom line is that it is much easier to obtain left-leaning woke material via ILL and much harder to get more conservative titles.  The situation reflected in the ILL database of a purplish state like New Hampshire speaks volumes about the lack of balance between different ideologies—an imbalance that likely exists in other states.  The lack of conservative titles available through ILL is a direct result of the purchasing decisions made by individual public libraries, decisions that inordinately favor woke titles.  It is a situation that is also reflected in new book displays at public libraries, which are far more likely to highlight left-leaning titles than conservatively themed ones.

A few years ago, I requested that my local public library purchase a new book—Michael Knowles, Amazon’s #1 bestseller Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds.  This book is about the weaponization of political correctness, and it is written by a well-known conservative writer, so not surprisingly, my request was denied. The library justified this denial by claiming that there were no positive reviews of this book.  While I was easily able to find a lot of positive feedback online about this title, librarians, following the mandates of the American Library Association, only consider reviews in left-leaning publications like Library Journal and The New York Times.

When a book requested by a tax-paying citizen is not selected for a public library collection, this situation could be considered a “book ban” using the same twisted meaning that the woke left is pushing. In an article entitled “Is It ‘Banning’ To Reject the Book in the First Place,” Neal McCloskey asserts:

“…it is just as much ‘banning’ for public institutions to reject books in the first place as to remove them later on. The ultimate result is the same: not making a book available for the public to borrow. Of course, this is not really banning, which would be to prohibit people from reading a book at all—making it illegal to purchase or possess—not refusing to let people borrow it for free. But if people want to misapply the term, they should misapply it equally.”

While the existence of the ILL system, which facilitates rather than prohibits the obtaining of books, should negate the “book banner” argument, at the same time an analysis of selected library holdings reveals that the left is actually “banning” books (using their own distorted definition) rather than the conservatives that they hypocritically criticize.  So let’s get the woke librarians and opponents of true intellectual freedom to stop using the term “book ban” unless it truly applies to the situation.  This emotionally charged term has been misused long enough.  It’s time for logic and common sense to ban the egregious misuse of the pejorative epithet “book banner” and to stop demonizing concerned parents by labeling them with this derogatory term.


This article originally appeared on New Hampshire State Representative Arlene Quaratiello’s Substack newsletter “No Shushing Now: Exposing Today’s Woke Libraries.”  Subscribe for free at  

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Democrats Blame Car Maker for Rise in Auto Thefts to Distract From Their Crappy Record on Crime

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 15:00 +0000

During the Summer of Love (2020), Democrats demanded you support Black Lives Matter. Democrat politicians willingly defunded city police forces in the name of protecting minorities. Inner-city crime (predictably) skyrocketed, so Dem DAs hid that hockey stick (on paper) by not calling a long list of crimes… crime.

But it still looks like crime to the minorities trapped in those neighborhoods. At the same time, the leaders of Black Lives Matter took the billions donated to BLM to protect them and moved to peaceful white suburbs while inner-city blacks watched that crime drive away businesses and jobs.

Democrats, who made all of this possible, aren’t taking any responsibility; in fact, they’ve lined up a new scapegoat.


A recent editorial column in The New York Times, “Kia and Hyundai Helped Enable a Crime Wave. They Should Pay for It,” has been part of a spate of national and local media stories blaming the massive surge in car thefts on the Korean automaker. (Kia is owned by Hyundai.)

A number of blue cities beset by crime and auto thefts have decided to sue the automakers following the success of a class-action lawsuit earlier this year. On the list of cities suing Kia and Hyundai are Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York.

The contention here is that it’s the fault of the South Korean car companies for making some of their vehicles too easy to steal.


Kia and Hyundai (same company) have made moves to improve anti-theft security, but Democrats have set their heart on treating cars like guns. The thing is the problem, not the person, and it is not the Left’s fault for making crime pay. These self-stealing cars are to blame, as is the company that made them, which only tells me that Hyundai isn’t donating enough to Democrats.

I’m sure the Left has other motives, but the root of the problem is those damn Dems. Chicago was a warzone before BLM, with nothing but Democrats to blame. They run the city. They run and set policies for the police department. They fund, defund, or trample on cops, making it harder to get anyone to do that job. And it has been that way for decades.

There is no one else to blame for whatever happens in Chicago but the Democrat party where Black Lives Don’t Matter, not even to black Democrat politicians. Oh, sure, maybe when they get started, but The Windy City Political Machine swallows them up or spits them out.

Hyundai didn’t disarm everyone except those who could afford security and the criminals. They aren’t responsible for going soft on crime. Democrats did that.

Here’s Omni Ceren, writing at X in response to some left-wing babbling nonsense about car thefts in Chicago.



In related car news, beginning with the Dem party-sponsored riots, carjackings in Chicago went up 134% from 2019 to 2020. Those are cars stolen from people still in them, and that number has not much declined. Since 2020, the average reported annual number of carjackings is 1645, more than double the three-year average before 2020.



Did Hyundai do that too?

Is the carmaker also responsible for the decline in carjacking arrests, which dropped from nearly 10% of the criminals responsible to about 6%?

C’mon, man, explain that away. And not just in Chicago. Every city (or state) run by Democrats will encounter this sort of deflection. Burlington, Vermont, has recently begun its death spiral into the toilet of systemic Democrat rule, and we’ve been following that in real-time.

It’s a disease that starts with (d), with only one treatment. Vote regularly and not for Democrats. But the other thing they can’t seem to escape is the belief that, at some point, all this misery will end, and things will get better. Sorry. Chicago is about as good as that gets, and your future looks much more like those even more dangerous Cities Marc told us about in Mexico.

That is the future of progressivism. San Francisco’s poop and needle map, declining tourism, rising crime, and bigger budgets that make the few fat, safe, and happy and leave everyone else with less, and not just becasue someone stole their Hyundai.




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Must See … Ken Paxton’s Impeachment Lawyer Says Bush Era In Texas Has Ended And Tells Bushies To Go Back To Maine

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 13:30 +0000

In New Hampshire the RINO problem is spelled S-U-N-U-N-U. In Texas it’s spelled B-U-S-H. Here’s Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Impeachment-Lawyer torching the Bushies. If you don’t want to watch the entire video, start at 1:15.

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NH Sec-o-State Dave Scanlen: No Reason to Keep Trump off NH Primary Ballot

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 12:00 +0000

New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan was asked to investigate whether Donald Trump could be kept off the New Hampshire ballot for things he’d neither been tried nor convicted. It was a stupid ask, but Scanlan honored the request anyway. His response is … diplomatic.


“There is no mention in the New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a New Hampshire presidential primary can be disqualified using the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution mentioning insurrection or rebellion,” he told news outlets in a statement. “There is nothing in the 14th Amendment that suggests that exercising the provisions of that amendment should take place during the delegate selection process held by the different states.” …

Mr. Scanlan said that “nothing in our state statue that gives the secretary of state the discretion in entertaining qualification issues once a candidate swears under the penalty of perjury that they meet the qualifications to be president.” He added that once the candidate applies according to the proper procedures, their name “will appear on the ballot.”


He is saying that I, as Secretary of State (SoS), have no legal ground to stand on, but I have a feeling that we’d get a different answer if our SoS was that wacky Dem Colin Van Ostern. Van Ostern stepped up for a shot at the gig two sessions back, but the legislature did not pick him. Had they, he’d likely still be in the job. New Hampshire Secretary of State has a hired-for-life feel that matches only Supreme Court Justices.

That’s a trend unlikely to last, but Scanlan’s response suggests he’d like to remain neutral and so-employed, not that Democrats won’t call him a Trump stooge for following the law. The never-Trumpers might also be miffed, but that didn’t stop Scanlen from expanding on his point.


“At a time when we need U.S. election officials to ensure transparency and build confidence among voters around the country, the delegate selection process should not be the battleground to test this constitutional question,” he added.


A brief note to other states. Whatever you are doing, regardless of if I agree, this isn’t the place to do it. Besides, as I noted here,


Trump running in New Hampshire is good for political tourism. You may not like him, but he will draw a small fortune that fills hotels and restaurants and lights a fire under the local economy. Trump on the Ballot is good for New Hampshire.


And Trump is only ahead about 50 points nationally, though much less in NH, which is also good for New Hampshire. A tighter race makes things exciting and amps up political tourism, which these days might be the only value we get out of any of this.


HT | ZeroHedge

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Meet the Doctor Who’s Fighting the COVID Oppression Machine

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 10:30 +0000

An unassuming 72-year-old Maine physician named Meryl Nass has gripped the COVID-19 misinformation bull by its poisoned horns.  Maine’s physician licensing board suspended her from practicing in a blatant push to silence her right to free speech in a medical field in which Meryl holds special expertise.

Meryl Nass has filed a sharp-fanged lawsuit to bring this overreaching regulatory body to account.  The lengths to which Maine’s licensing board has gone to silence this tiger woman reveals the complete folly of the government-controlled COVID-19 narrative.

Who Is Doctor Nass?

Meryl Nass began her MIT education while still a teenager.  She is an acknowledged medical expert on man-made epidemics, including her seminal work in Rhodesia’s 1978 anthrax outbreak, which she proved was due to biological warfare in 1992.  Dr. Nass cares deeply about her patients, reflected in her humble intensity, precise analysis, prolific writing, and passionate determination to speak truth to farcical regulators who overstep their authority.

Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine (BOLIM) organized its campaign to silence Dr. Nass early.  After all, she had raised doubts about COVID-19 origins, the efficacy of masks, and the safety of vaccines.  She had also dared prescribe anti-viral drugs that the government had discouraged without evidence of harm, before there were official therapies (vaccines) available.  It was not just regular Joes on social media who were not permitted to question the official narrative; it was doctors with advanced knowledge and expertise in these very fields.

Maine’s Weapons of Nass Destruction

Maine’s Kafkaesque attack on the distinguished Dr. Nass is comical in its absurdity.  Dr. Nass has consistently defied efforts to hinder her ability to provide optimal patient care.  She forwarded copies of her public testimony before the New Hampshire Legislature to the Board, in which she challenged the Big Pharma fear-porn mantra.

At one point, she misrepresented a COVID-infected patient’s illness to a pharmacist as Lyme Disease to secure medication (available for Lyme sufferers but not available to COVID-19 patients due to unwritten threats to pharmacists from state health agencies!), and then she immediately wrote to the Maine authorities and informed them of what she had done — and what a travesty it was that she should have to jump through such obscene hoops to save lives.

And so the State of Maine went after her full force, for allegedly lying in violation of ethics rules as well as spreading misinformation and prescribing ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.  But Dr. Nass lied to a pharmacist to save a patient.  Must a lawyer similarly reveal confidential information about her client to state agencies upon request, even when sworn to protect that client’s rights?  In either profession, it is ridiculous to claim a paramount duty that overrides the primary directive for the client/patient.

In contrast, Maine’s BOLIM deliberately misrepresented the excessive expert witness fees it paid its primary expert witness who testified against Dr. Nass to another state agency, which is a fraudulent diversion of taxpayer money.  Dr. Nass’s complaint recites:

96. According to documents obtained from the BOLIM under the Maine Freedom of Access Act, in order to secure the payments to pay Dr. Faust, the BOLIM represented to the Maine Department of Procurement Services in its Blanket Contract Justification & Amendment Form that experts are paid a “maximum” of $175 per hour for time attending hearing and $125 hour for consultation and preparation time. When making those representations to another Maine state agency, the BOLIM had already paid Dr. Faust $10,500 at his $500 per hour rate and intended to continue paying Dr. Faust $500 per hour for future services[.] … The fact that the BOLIM is violating its own expert witness policies and misleading another Maine state agency substantiates its retaliatory animus against Dr. Nass.

The Board issued a position statement early in the pandemic warning that questioning official (Big Pharma– and WHO-dictated?) edicts about vaccines or alternative therapies would be considered unethical, claiming:

Assessments and treatments of Covid-19 by physicians and physician assistants will be evaluated by the BOLIM in the same manner it evaluates assessments and treatments of any other disease process. Treatments and recommendations regarding Covid-19 that fall below the standard of care as established by medical experts and legitimate medical research are potentially subject to disciplinary action. Similarly, a physician or physician assistant who issues a vaccine exemption without conducting an appropriate examination and without a finding of a legitimate medical reason supporting such an exemption within the standard of care may be placing their licenses at risk of disciplinary action.

But assessments and treatments for COVID-19 were not evaluated in the same manner as other diseases, for which physicians are commonly allowed latitude to use off-label drugs to seek effective therapies.  This common practice was jettisoned during the pandemic, as officials who could not possibly know whether alternative therapies were effective prevented patients from receiving any care at all while they awaited the vaunted jab.  Maine’s BOLIM also tightened regulatory oversight of medical exemptions, investigating and punishing doctors for issuing medical waivers for COVID vaccines, despite Maine law permitting doctors to freely issue medical waivers.  And when Meryl Nass got uppity, Maine’s BOLIM mandated that she undergo a psychiatric examination in a failed effort to torment and discredit her, as well as to generate the evidence needed to justify suspending her license.

Maine’s actions against the hero Nass are hardly isolated incidents.  A cohesive messaging plan accompanied the spread of COVID-19, rolled out in concert, evidently pre-planned.  Dr. Nass’s case is a textbook display of government regulatory overreach, exposing Maine’s BOLIM as a captured agency that represents the best interest of not the public but corporate purveyors of dubious products.

Dr. Nass’s August 16 complaint against the Board alleges that Maine’s BOLIM violated her First Amendment and other rights under both the U.S. and Maine Constitutions, defiantly proclaiming:

Dr. Nass intends to enjoy her free speech rights, including engaging in speech critical of the governmental handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, alternative treatments for COVID-19, and the BOLIM’s pretextual effort to punish her for her speech. 112. Dr. Nass has a reasonable, objective fear of prosecution under 32 M.R.S. § 3282 for her speech. The Position Statement expressly threatens doctors with disciplinary action if they “generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation.” The BOLIM carried through on that threat by prosecuting Dr. Nass for criticizing the COVID-19 vaccine and the governmental response to the pandemic. Even now, the BOLIM continues with an overzealous and pretextual effort to suspend her medical license on trivial and baseless grounds.

Warrior Nass Will Not Be Silenced!

Meryl Nass and her attorneys are on the front lines of an information battle about a disease that is simultaneously a constitutional fracas about our rights to even have a discussion about what treatments a doctor can provide to a patient, absent government interference.  Future health care, the doctor-patient relationship, and citizens’ rights hang in the balance.

Fortunately, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit just ruled that the Biden administration compromised First Amendment liberties by quashing so-called “COVID misinformation.”  First Amendment liberties should not be squashed by the government against which the Constitution was erected as defense — certainly not by corrupt bureaucrats who stifle scientific inquiry and ethical patient care.  A medical degree is not required to know the vital importance of free thought.  Meryl Nass, the mouse that roared, roars for us all.

Join the opposition, and learn truths about globalist plans to dominate humanity, at Dr. Nass’s website,


John Klar is an Attorney, farmer, and author. Mostly farmer… And Regular Contributor to GraniteGrok and VermontGrok.

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Let’s face it: COVID is flu

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 01:30 +0000

COVID is flu. This is an inflammatory statement in today’s societies all around the world. If you propose this to almost anyone, you’ll get scoffed at. A decade ago, this statement wouldn’t have meant anything. Yet, now, it is the truest statement regarding the events of the past few years. It is precisely the truth.

In the mod 2010s, I was living in Hong Kong, a city with a very specific history related to pandemics and bioweapons. The city-state in 2003 suffered under an epidemic of SARS— severe acute respiratory syndrome. The event was so traumatic to the city that there is a memorial to the medics and doctors who lost their lives fighting that outbreak in the early 2000s.

Of course, SARS is also a variant of flu— albeit it is perhaps a more wicked one. There have been several outbreaks of SARS in the past couple of decades. One was in Hong Kong, and a second in the MidEast— the Emirates, Doha, and Qatar. Were those planned and intentional? Was that biowarfare being waged unbeknownst to the public at large? Likely. The occurrence of these events coincided closely with major political movements and elections in the affected countries.

That is why the COVID pandemic is especially troublesome, coming alongside Klaus Schwab’s “Great Reset” agenda. Essentially, the effect was to impact the entire planet with an issue that everyone would have to deal with simultaneously. Now, in the wake of such an event, a certain cadre of people have realized that they have the ability to make such a global impact. They seem very willing to routinely attack the public civilizational consciousness with negative, destructive, deadly events as if they are totally incapable of bringing positive, compassionate loving occurrences to the people of the planet.

They want one thing: money. And they have no consideration for whether that is aligned with good or bad actions. They have no concern for ethics or morals, only their own bank account balance.

COVID created over 100 new billionaires globally as wealth was transferred from governments buying vaccines and concerned citizens to the pocketbooks of Big Pharma. These companies have become major sponsors of corporate media channels worldwide. That is why so many people express disbelief about the equation of COVID and flu.

What is flu? The CDC in the USA tracked flu for many years. The number of people killed by a variant of flu, which until 2020 was referred to along a lineage of H1NX, was between 50,000 and 90,000 annually. This was referred to as the flu burden, and there were many charts depicting the seasonal and annual cycles. That all stopped in 2020.

Flu suddenly disappeared. It was replaced linguistically by the word COVID, along with a whole set of opinions that were considered acceptable and mainstream. Anyone not parroting those ideas and instead presenting contrary beliefs was made a public example of— shunned, fired, canceled. This was a despicable time in our recent history determined by despicable people— folks who deserve to be in prison, like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Anthony Fauci.

But COVID is not different than flu because it is an influenza by definition. Not only that, but it is a rhinovirus, just like the H1N1 lineage. It is a coronavirus, just like SARS. It is an upper respiratory illness that is preventable by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, the essentials for a robust immune system. This was not a brand new virus that nobody knew anything about. This was a tool used by a global cabal intent on not allowing Donald Trump to serve another consecutive presidential term in the USA and on making money by doing anything possible to hold on to power.

That is why we must hold that COVID is flu. Because the people who implemented COVID and forced everyone to play a charade of masks, social distancing, and cancel culture are also the people fomenting World War III in Ukraine, and they are the people forcing transvestite culture on the planet, and they are the people conspiring to create a migrant crisis in the EU and US, and they are the people who are trying to control our every thought via Big Tech.

We can defeat them, and we must. They represent a strain of human culture that is unnecessary. We do not have to resort to such power-obsessed, maniacal, sociopathic ways to make money. There are ways to make money that do not rely on creating human suffering.

Support me in ensuring that the evil creatures who oppose the reality that COVID is flu never hold great political power again and create a better future where all mankind can prosper.


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Have You Been Permanently Banned from Facebook?

Granite Grok - Sat, 2023-09-16 00:00 +0000

I might be wasting my time thinking this is something plausible, but as a quick run down, back in July 2021, I posted on Facebook encouraging parents to do their research on childhood vaccinations and not to just blindly trust their doctor.

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They are paid bonuses if children get all their CDC-recommended immunizations.

I also stated that Pfizer is one of the AAP’s biggest donors, so they have a vested interest in encouraging as many jabs as possible. I even put in that I am not anti-vax. I’m pro-educating yourself and advocating for your children.

I was permanently banned the next morning.

I stated facts, not misinformation. I actually bookmarked the sites on my phone that night in case anyone disagreed with me or wanted more info. But they took all 13 years’ worth of my pictures and videos, tagged pics/videos, and refused to give them back to me.

Prior to being permanently banned, I had NEVER received a warning or any sort of suspension or Facebook jail in over 13 Years!

I was hoping to find others who were permanently banned from Facebook back when the Biden admin worked with social media to silence people. If so, I’d love to find a way to connect with you and find out if there are any lawyers who think there is a lawsuit here and any willing to take it on.

I’m not looking for money, I’m looking for vindication of the tyranny we are dealing with and want to make an example of how wrong it is. It needs to stop. I had 13 years’ worth of memories on there, and I’d like to hold the administration/Facebook accountable for taking that from me without any offer of allowing me to know the actual reason for being banned and not allowing me an option of removing my pics/videos.

There wasn’t even an option to remove all of your info easily until recently.

I’ve reached out to other state’s members of Congress because I know better than to reach out the the ones we have “representing” us in NH, nor have I had any luck (not surprisingly) regarding the hearings they have been holding – to see if there is a list of people banned because of this and if I’m on it.

I have had to create multiple aliases’ on FB because all the local homeschooling groups use FB as their event-planning and resource-sharing platform (I homeschool my daughters).  But those accounts get disabled after a few weeks when they realize it is me.

I have been unable to access all of the fun homeschooling opportunities for my daughters, and that is so unfair to them.


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The Capitol Has Been “BREACHED” … Footage Shows DC Police Deliberately Making Entry Accessible And Protestors Entering In Orderly Manner

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 22:30 +0000

Breach!!! The Capitol has been breached!!! Right … if you believe a breach means being allowed access by “law enforcement” and entering through that access in an orderly and peaceful manner.

Of course, we never see this footage from the Regime-Media … just the same clip over and over and over again of barricades being torn down and windows smashed by … MOST LIKELY … federal agents/plants.

Tonkin Gulf, Weapons-of-Mass-Destruction in Iraq, Obamacare-Will-Reduce-Premiums-By-An-Average-$2,500, Trump-is-a-Russian-agent, mostly-peaceful-protests, Biden-got-81-million-votes, ETC., ETC., ETC..


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Local Selectboard Reduces its Annual Stipend from $6500.00 Each to 1$

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 21:00 +0000

In the 2011-2012 New Hampshire legislature, the Republican Super-Majority in both chambers was something unprecedented in politics. They passed a budget lower than the one they inherited. It is a rare thing.

No Republican majority legislature in New Hampshire has done it since then. Most legislatures don’t even attempt it. Reducing new spending, maybe. Lowering taxes, sure, but passing a budget that is hundreds of millions less than the one before it is rare. I’m not even sure it’s ever been done but that one time.

It is also unusual for elected officials to give up whatever passes for their pay. Congress is famous for giving itself raises no matter what the economy is doing. Donald Trump, on the other hand, donated all of his paychecks as President, but he’s mean. Sure he is.

The Selectboard in Pelham, New Hampshire, isn’t exactly a big-ticket spend, but they get stipends, and in the interests of their constituents, and likely becasue of the current economic conditions, they change the sum in the Seletmans budget to 1.00. It’s not a done deal, but that’s what they’ve decided for now.

By a vote of four-to-one, they reduced their annual stipend from 6,500.00 a year to one dollar. (at 1′ 48″ if you are so inclined).

According to the town website, those individuals are Kevin Cote, Jaie Bergeron, Heather Corbett, Charlene Takesian, and Jason Croteau, and by a vote of 4-1 the move was approved. Who was the dissenting vote? If you knew her, you’d be able to guess. Charlene Takesian. She used to be in the NH State House, where she pretended to be a Republican. Her last NHHRA score showed her voting with Republicans only 50% of the time.

It looks like not much has changed.

And while we could cheer the rest of the select board saving the town’s taxpayers a few bucks, my contact in town says that in the same meeting, they debated what to do with an $800,000.00 dollar surplus.


They are holding $800,000 in a slush fund that belongs to the people of Pelham. Time to hold them accountable by exposing this scam. The average property tax hike for Pelham was $1,000 per household. How much financial tax abuse can we endure?


Giving some of it back to taxpayers did not appear to be a priority. (at 2′ 18″, again, if so inclined) and this throws a lot of cold water on the earlier vote, but the people of Pelham get to decide what, if any of that means when these offices are up for re-election.




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The “Expand the Supreme Court” Letter Is a Call for Insurrection.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 19:30 +0000

As we approach Constitution Day on September 17, eighteen Vermont elected officials, including our Lieutenant Governor, signed a shocking letter calling for the expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court by four members. Signing this letter should disqualify them all from holding any public office, not for the idea of expanding the Court – there’s nothing in the Constitution stipulating the number of members the Court has to have – but for the reasons they put forward for the change.

Let’s go through their letter and shed a little light on what is basically an insurrectionist call to delegitimize and overthrow a co-equal branch of our government, undermining the Constitution and our small “r” republican system. The letter goes…

Today, the Republican-appointed supermajority that controls the Supreme Court is an existential threat to our rights and our democracy. To secure the future of our rights, our democracy, and our ability to govern as state and local elected officials, we need to expand the Court and restore balance.

This is blatant attempt to politicize the Supreme Court, which was and is supposed to be separated from and be a check and balance on the partisan passions that drive the elected branches of government. The Court’s loyalty is to the Constitution, not to the voters or the other branches of government. That’s by design. Yet the stated purpose here is to alter the makeup of the Court along political lines to bring it into sync with the partisan political agenda of the Democrat party.  As such, the letter signers are essentially attempting to overthrow a legitimately appointed, co-equal branch of government, undermining the Constitution they all swore an oath to uphold.

The Supreme Court is controlled by an extremist supermajority that is enacting a partisan Republican agenda instead of following the Constitution and the rule of law. As we saw in the decision overturning Roe v. Wade…

No, what the signers of the letter don’t like is that this Court is actually upholding the Constitution by striking down laws that violate the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and/or overstep the bounds of the authority granted to lawmakers by the Constitution.

Our Constitution is designed to limit the powers of government, especially the federal government. The signers of this letter do not want the powers of government subjected to Constitutional limitations, as what they ultimately seek is a Left-wing dictatorship in the guise of a democracy with themselves in charge. No thanks!

It’s interesting that they use the overturning of Roe v. Wade as their example of overstepping bounds. They couldn’t have picked a worse one. Where in the Constitution does it discuss abortion? It doesn’t. The 10th Amendment reserves those issues not specifically delegated to federal government to the States, or the people, which is exactly what the Court ruled – it returned the issue to the states to decide per the Constitution and via the democratically elected officials in those states, who are responsible to their voters. In other words, this Court restored the democratic process – you know, democracy! — by following rather than ignoring the Constitution.

This is what the letter signers don’t like.

…no right is safe from the radical, far-right justices who control this Court.

Although this court has made some rulings that leave me scratching my head, I’m pretty sure the rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press (which is not exclusively the media, but every citizen’s individual right to publish their opinions with the same freedom that we have to speak them), freedom of association, the right to bear arms, and to a generally the the preservation of decision making by states and, more importantly, the people are in much better hands with this Court than any recent configuration.

It is precisely these rights that the signers of this letter want to take away (just look at their voting records and the legislation that they sponsor), which is why they see the need to overthrow the third branch of Government.

We are especially concerned about voting rights and democracy, as the Court routinely steps in to make it easier for Republicans to suppress the vote, gerrymander districts,…

What the radical Leftist signers of this letter don’t like is the fact that the Courts are stepping in to make it harder Leftist legislatures to pass laws making it easier to cheat in elections. They worry about democracy? Do they forget that we established the most dynamic, successful democratic nation in history for over two and a quarter centuries without the “benefit” of mail in ballots, ballot harvesting, drop boxes, or early voting a month and a half in advance? What creates confidence in electoral results is a clear chain of custody for each ballot from voter to vote counter, and this is precisely what they are trying to do away with.

As for gerrymandering, it is supremely ironic that many of the signers of this letter wouldn’t be in elected office today were it not for the gerrymandering done by the Democratic Supermajority in Montpelier during redistricting following the 2020 census. Full disclosure, I served on the Reapportionment Board, and the partisan Democrats totally rejected the tri-partisan map put forward by the Board calling for all single member legislative districts – a concept that had overwhelming public support. So much for their love of democracy and distain for rigging the map!

As elected officials, we are especially concerned that the Court is making it harder for the elected branches at all levels to actually solve problems. The Court repeatedly steps in to overturn or restrict democratically enacted policies that do not align with the Republican Party’s agenda. We must be able to solve the urgent issues facing this country without being stymied by partisan judges who routinely overstep their authority.

The arrogance here is breathtaking! This being a free country founded upon the principles of individual rights and limited government – you know, those rights codified in the Constitution you say you’re so concerned about — it is not your job to solve most of the problems you think it is your business to solve. In fact, most of the problems that exist today are the result of you overstepping your authority and sticking your incompetent fingers where they do not belong in the private affairs of citizens.

The Constitution states that you “shall pass no laws” abridging citizens’ freedom of speech and press, the right to keep and bear arms, allowing unreasonable searches and seizures — or do anything not specifically spelled out in the Constitution. When you try to do these things, it is the Courts job to “stymie” you. That is the whole point of the Court. You don’t like it, so you’re trying to overthrow the branch of government that serves as a check and balance on your greed for power.

The Court’s overreach is all the more concerning because the Republican supermajority is illegitimate. Republicans blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination, rammed through Brett Kavanaugh despite credible charges of perjury and sexual assault, and confirmed Amy Coney Barrett after 60 million Americans had already voted in the presidential election.

Interesting…. When elected officials say the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate and call for it to be overturned (not a position I am endorsing, but just pointing out the hypocrisy here) they are accused of insurrection and subjected to criminal indictment and be banned from future ballots. But when you say that the makeup of the Court – an co-equal branch of government to the executive (and legislative) — is illegitimate and should be overturned, that’s totally cool I guess? Nope. Same thing. You all need to be thrown into the same cell with Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani.

As for your reasoning about Merrick Garland, etc., could you please point out where any those moves, albeit political hardball, was outside the Constitutional authority of the Senate? Remember that the Constitution you are ostensibly worried about requires the “advice and consent” of the Senate in appointing Supreme Court justices. In each of the cases you cite, the Senators either consented or did not consent to the President’s nominee per the rules of the Senate and the U.S. Constitution.

This Court has been hijacked by far-right special interests, and Americans will not be able to trust it until it has been reformed.

Nope. Elections in a democratic republic have consequences – those for senators as well as presidents – and the Court members were all duly nominated by the duly elected president and confirmed by the duly elected Senate per the rules set forth in the Constitution. No hijacking here. This is what de-mo-cra-cy looks like!

Expanding the Court by adding four seats is the clearly constitutional way to restore balance. It is in line with American history, and it will restore balance without delay. We join the growing movement of Americans demanding expansion to protect our rights and our democracy.

Yeah, right. I look forward to 2025, after Republicans retake the Senate and the White House, for your support in expanding the Court by four more seats. What the heck, let’s make it six. Because if what you’re advocating for is really a good idea for the Constitution and Democracy today, it’s should be timeless and therefore just as good two years from now. If not, you’re all just a bunch of partisan hacks trying to undermine and overthrow a legitimately established co-equal branch of our government.

Here are the insurrectionists who signed the letter:

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman (D/P-VT)

State Sen. Martine Gulick (D-Chittenden Central)

State Sen. Nader Hashim (D-Windham)

State Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale (D-Chittenden Southeast)

State Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky (D-Chittenden Central)

State Sen. Anne Watson (D-Washington)

State Sen. Becca White (D-Windsor)

State Rep. Daisy Berbeco (Chittenden 21)

State Rep. Mari Cordes (D-Addison 4)

State Rep. Bobby Farlice-Rubio (Caledonia 1)

State Rep. Troy Headrick (P-Chittenden 15)

State Rep. Emilie Kornheiser (D-Windham 7)

State Rep. Emilie Krasnow (D-Chittenden 9)

State Rep. Kate Logan (P-Chittenden 16)

State Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (P-Chittenden 17)

State Rep. Monique Priestley (D-Orange 2)

State Rep. Taylor Small (P-Chittenden 21)

State Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano (D-Caledonia 2)


Rob Roper is a freelance writer with 20 years of experience in Vermont politics, including three years of service as chair of the Vermont Republican Party and nine years as President of the Ethan Allen Institute, Vermont’s free-market think tank. He is also a regular contributor to VermontGrok!

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“Ball Don’t Lie” … There Was No COVID “Pandemic,” Just The “Big Lie”

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 18:00 +0000

If you get into the details of this study, you will see it includes other countries. This is critical because Fauci and Birx juiced the numbers for the United States, essentially classifying virtually all deaths where the deceased had COVID (and remember the tests were also juiced) as deaths DUE TO COVID. Not only, however, has there been no apology from Sun-King Sununu for his part in pushing the BIG LIE, nobody is even demanding an apology. New Hampshire has the government it deserves.

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Memestream News: Friday Edition

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 16:30 +0000

To all those who are sending in memes, thank you!  Keep them coming please, as it helps me gather weaponry to fight the Left.  Please do share this post, and if you share an individual meme, consider mentioning you saw it on the Grok!

Speaking of, from this week, Monday Edition and Wednesday Edition.


*** Warning, a few possibly off-color ones, in case tender eyes are about ***





Based on feedback passed through by Steve, I will be switching to a pure meme format.  From front to back, nothing but memes – perhaps a comment or two but no serious discussion – and then three palate cleansers at the end.  That’ll start Monday.

I tried a different format with the intent of providing more / broader information and adding my own insights.  Apparently “the market” doesn’t like that.  OK.  Back to pure memes.  On the plus side that’ll save me a lot of time to prep for the fall.  And I don’t mean autumn.




“Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”

-Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis
















Specifically on Covid / medical – because it’s that important to highlight:





Got to admire Big Pharma… when they buy regulators, they stay bought.





COVID-19 Vaccines Have Never Been Shown to Reduce Hospitalization or Death – Leading Report (

Wow.  Related:

mRNA Vaccines Go Airborne: How to Protect Yourself from Involuntary Vaccination (

They want this gene therapy in you.  Bad.  So bad they openly talk about making it in a way you can’t refuse… if you even know it’s there.

The Dirty Secret About How Masks Really “Work” | ZeroHedge





Please tell me this last person doesn’t have children.  And notice how empathy – normally a good and wonderful thing – got weaponized to make people obey.

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Jab Kids: Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Data (

I’m going to get the book.


So they redefine the window of what’s allowed on EKGs just to make sure pilots are available?

‘I Regurgitated the Party Line’ – Cardiologist Regrets Pushing Vax After ‘Undeniable’ Rise in Heart Conditions. » The National Pulse+

At least he admits it publicly.  Related:

CDC Admits It Faked 99% of COVID Deaths To Scare Public Into Taking Vaccine (










The problem is not that we don’t know.  IMHO anyone with three brain cells that talk with each other knows.  The problem is that The System will never fix things in a way that threatens The System.  Which means TINVOWOOT.








At this point I’d be tempted to just walk through that sucker.





The only thing being hidden – with malice aforethought – is WHY those pilots have major health issues in the first place.







Frankenstein was a novel, but it was also a morality tale about scientific hubris.  And the creation kills the creator.  And Tesla is reported to have said:

You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.









Well, the KKK was founded by a Democrat.














Pick of the Post:



The late Walter E. Williams once wrote that if a 10 percent tithe was good enough for the church, it should be good enough for government.  I’ll go with that.




Collected links with commentary, very mildly organized:


90 Miles From Tyranny : Twitter Throttles Account Exposing The Obscene Books Libraries Give Kids (

A group doing good work on this and related:


WWIII on the Horizon | NC Renegades

Double-plus ungood.  Related:

Will Democrats False Flag Us into a War with Russia? – American Thinker

It Really Can Happen Here (

What the [California] state government here is trying to do to parents of school kids reminds me of what happened to my friends Karl and Sandy in 1984 after they escaped from what was then called the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

They escaped with their 1-year-old child, lived in Austria for a year and came to Los Angeles without knowing how to speak English or having any money.

Sandy stayed home with their child. Karl got a job in the kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel and began working his way up to eventually becoming a successful contractor specializing in kitchens.

Meanwhile, the communist government in Czechoslovakia put Karl and Sandy on trial for stealing state property – their child.

The government’s thug’s beat-up Karl’s father but he wouldn’t tell where his son and grandson were.

Karl and Sandy were found guilty of stealing government property and given sentences of 25 and 20 years, respectively, which they would have had to serve if they ever went back to their communist homeland.

This is what scares me. The government of California – like other state governments – is undermining the control of parents and essentially saying their children belong to the state and it knows what’s best for them, not the parents.


A blunt and chilling (but accurate) appraisal of where our government schools are taking us – American Thinker

Has The Left Reached Peak Viciousness Yet? – Liberty’s Torch (



Understand, I’ve seen people lock up, body rigid, face in a grimace, when they learn I’m a registered Republican who likes Trump.




Palate Cleansers:





Wealth, Poverty, and Politics



Sowell is such a treasure.




And don’t forget… come back Monday for another edition.  Same Meme Time.  Same Meme channel.




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Guess What’s Missing From NOAA’s Temperature Anomaly Record – Evidence of a Climate Emergency

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 15:00 +0000

The media has a problem. It continues to publish headlines prognosticating our climate doom, but if you look at NOAA’s Average US Temperature Anamoly Record (we’ll call it “the science”), you won’t find one.

NOAA isn’t precisely an unbiased player either, so given the fearmongering, you’d expect to see something dramatic, but there is zero evidence of any long-term trend in temperature unless, by trend, you mean the same old same old.



If we drill down into the past dozen years (Dec 2011-Auf 2023), during which the media hyperbole has been more dramatic, things look even less so.



And if we peek at just the past few years (the 2020s), again – where’s the emergency? There is none. And you won’t find it in the global record either. Other than the odd month spiking in one direction or the other, the running average is… well, average. Boring. Not cataclysmic at all. There isn’t even any evidence of ramping up that could be mistaken for cataclysmic.

Fraud is the word that fits them to a ‘T.’ But they aren’t the only ones. The global data, or at least the reporting on the relevance of current temperatures to historical temps – essential when using terms like ‘hottest ever’ – is incomplete and often manipulated by stakeholders who make their living from the scam. Tony Heller at RCS has several videos on this particular act of deception, this being the most recent, in which he shows how the NYT created a webpage to show you how your hometown has gotten hotter since you were a kid and then had to change it when the data showed the opposite to save their warming narrative.





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Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Many Ways Our Rights Have Been Usurped Since 9/11

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 13:30 +0000

Those who gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights believed that the government exists at the behest of its citizens. It is there to protect, defend, and even enhance our freedoms, not violate them.

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln

Unfortunately, although the Bill of Rights was adopted as a means of protecting the people against government tyranny, in America today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.

In the 22 years since the USA Patriot Act—a massive 342-page wish list of expanded powers for the FBI and CIA—was rammed through Congress in the wake of the so-called 9/11 terror attacks, it has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.

The Patriot Act drove a stake through the heart of the Bill of Rights, violating at least six of the ten original amendments—the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Amendments—and possibly the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well.

The Patriot Act also redefined terrorism so broadly that many non-terrorist political activities such as protest marches, demonstrations and civil disobedience are now considered potential terrorist acts, thereby rendering anyone desiring to engage in protected First Amendment expressive activities as suspects of the surveillance state.

The Patriot Act justified broader domestic surveillance, the logic being that if government agents knew more about each American, they could distinguish the terrorists from law-abiding citizens—no doubt a reflexive impulse shared by small-town police and federal agents alike.

This, according to Washington Post reporter Robert O’Harrow, Jr., was a fantasy that “had been brewing in the law enforcement world for a long time.” And 9/11 provided the government with the perfect excuse for conducting far-reaching surveillance and collecting mountains of information on even the most law-abiding citizen.

Federal agents and police officers are now authorized to conduct covert black bag “sneak-and-peak” searches of homes and offices while you are away and confiscate your personal property without first notifying you of their intent or their presence.

The law also granted the FBI the right to come to your place of employment, demand your personal records and question your supervisors and fellow employees, all without notifying you; allowed the government access to your medical records, school records and practically every personal record about you; and allowed the government to secretly demand to see records of books or magazines you’ve checked out in any public library and Internet sites you’ve visited (at least 545 libraries received such demands in the first year following passage of the Patriot Act).

In the name of fighting terrorism, government officials are now permitted to monitor religious and political institutions with no suspicion of criminal wrongdoing; prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone that the government has subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation; monitor conversations between attorneys and clients; search and seize Americans’ papers and effects without showing probable cause; and jail Americans indefinitely without a trial, among other things.

The federal government also made liberal use of its new powers, especially through the use (and abuse) of the nefarious national security letters, which allow the FBI to demand personal customer records from Internet Service Providers, financial institutions and credit companies at the mere say-so of the government agent in charge of a local FBI office and without prior court approval.

In fact, since 9/11, we’ve been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized (under the USA Patriot Act, banks are required to analyze your transactions for any patterns that raise suspicion and to see if you are connected to any objectionable people), and our activities watched.

We’re also being subjected to invasive patdowns and whole-body scans of our persons and seizures of our electronic devices in the nation’s airports. We can’t even purchase certain cold medicines at the pharmacy anymore without it being reported to the government and our names being placed on a watch list.

In this way, “we the people” continue to be terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a semi-permanent state of compliance by a government that cares nothing for our lives or our liberties.

The bogeyman’s names and faces have changed over time (terrorism, the war on drugs, illegal immigration, a viral pandemic, and more to come), but the end result remains the same: in the so-called name of national security, the Constitution has been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded with the support of Congress, the White House, and the courts.

A recitation of the Bill of Rights—set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, vaccine mandates, lockdowns, and the like (all sanctioned by Congress, the White House, and the courts)—would understandably sound more like a eulogy to freedoms lost than an affirmation of rights we truly possess.

What we are left with today is but a shadow of the robust document adopted more than two centuries ago. Sadly, most of the damage has been inflicted upon the Bill of Rights.

Here is what it means to live under the Constitution, with the nation still suffering blowback from the permanent state of emergency brought about by 9/11 and COVID-19.

The First Amendment is supposed to protect the freedom to speak your mind, assemble and protest nonviolently without being bridled by the government. It also protects the freedom of the media, as well as the right to worship and pray without interference. In other words, Americans should not be silenced by the government. To the founders, all of America was a free speech zone.

Despite the clear protections found in the First Amendment, the freedoms described therein are under constant assault. Increasingly, Americans are being persecuted for exercising their First Amendment rights and speaking out against government corruption. Activists are being arrested and charged for daring to film police officers engaged in harassment or abusive practices. Journalists are being prosecuted for reporting on whistleblowers. States are passing legislation to muzzle reporting on cruel and abusive corporate practices. Religious ministries are being fined for attempting to feed and house the homeless. Protesters are being tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and forced into “free speech zones.” And under the guise of “government speech,” the courts have reasoned that the government can discriminate freely against any First Amendment activity that takes place within a so-called government forum.

The Second Amendment was intended to guarantee “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Essentially, this amendment was intended to give the citizenry the means to resist tyrannical government. Yet while gun ownership has been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as an individual citizen right, Americans remain powerless to defend themselves against red flag gun laws, militarized police, SWAT team raids, and government agencies armed to the teeth with military weapons better suited to the battlefield.

The Third Amendment reinforces the principle that civilian-elected officials are superior to the military by prohibiting the military from entering any citizen’s home without “the consent of the owner.” With the police increasingly training like the military, acting like the military, and posing as military forces—complete with heavily armed SWAT teams, military weapons, assault vehicles, etc.—it is clear that we now have what the founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.

The Fourth Amendment prohibits government agents from conducting surveillance on you or touching you or encroaching on your private property unless they have evidence that you’re up to something criminal. In other words, the Fourth Amendment ensures privacy and bodily integrity. Unfortunately, the Fourth Amendment has suffered the greatest damage in recent years and has been all but eviscerated by an unwarranted expansion of governmental police powers that include strip searches and even anal and vaginal searches of citizens, surveillance (corporate and otherwise), and intrusions justified in the name of fighting terrorism, as well as the outsourcing of otherwise illegal activities to private contractors.

The Fifth Amendment and the Sixth Amendment work in tandem. These amendments supposedly ensure that you are innocent until proven guilty, and government authorities cannot deprive you of your life, your liberty or your property without the right to an attorney and a fair trial before a civilian judge. However, in the new suspect society in which we live, where surveillance is the norm, these fundamental principles have been upended. Certainly, if the government can arbitrarily freeze, seize or lay claim to your property (money, land or possessions) under government asset forfeiture schemes, you have no true rights.

The Seventh Amendment guarantees citizens the right to a jury trial. Yet when the populace has no idea of what’s in the Constitution—civic education has virtually disappeared from most school curriculums—that inevitably translates to an ignorant jury incapable of distinguishing justice and the law from their own preconceived notions and fears. However, as a growing number of citizens are coming to realize, the power of the jury to nullify the government’s actions—and thereby help balance the scales of justice—is not to be underestimated. Jury nullification reminds the government that “we the people” retain the power to ultimately determine what laws are just.

The Eighth Amendment is similar to the Sixth in that it is supposed to protect the rights of the accused and forbid the use of cruel and unusual punishment. However, the Supreme Court’s determination that what constitutes “cruel and unusual” should be dependent on the “evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society” leaves us with little protection in the face of a society lacking in morals altogether.

The Ninth Amendment provides that other rights not enumerated in the Constitution are nonetheless retained by the people. Popular sovereignty—the belief that the power to govern flows upward from the people rather than downward from the rulers—is clearly evident in this amendment. However, it has since been turned on its head by a centralized federal government that sees itself as supreme and which continues to pass more and more laws that restrict our freedoms under the pretext that it has an “important government interest” in doing so.

As for the Tenth Amendment’s reminder that the people and the states retain every authority that is not otherwise mentioned in the Constitution, that assurance of a system of government in which power is divided among local, state and national entities has long since been rendered moot by the centralized Washington, DC, power elite—the president, Congress and the courts.

Thus, if there is any sense to be made from this recitation of freedoms lost, it is simply this: our individual freedoms have been eviscerated so that the government’s powers could be expanded.

It was no idle happenstance that the Constitution, which was adopted 236 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787, opens with these three powerful words: “We the people.” As the Preamble proclaims:

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America.

In other words, it’s our job to make the government play by the rules of the Constitution.

We are supposed to be the masters and they—the government and its agents—are the servants.

We the American people—the citizenry—are supposed to be the arbiters and ultimate guardians of America’s welfare, defense, liberty, laws and prosperity.

Still, it’s hard to be a good citizen if you don’t know anything about your rights or how the government is supposed to operate.

As the National Review rightly asks, “How can Americans possibly make intelligent and informed political choices if they don’t understand the fundamental structure of their government? American citizens have the right to self-government, but it seems that we increasingly lack the capacity for it.”

Americans are constitutionally illiterate.

Most citizens have little, if any, knowledge about their basic rights. And our educational system does a poor job of teaching the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Teachers and school administrators do not fare much better. A study conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis found that one educator in five was unable to name any of the freedoms in the First Amendment.

Government leaders and politicians are also ill-informed. Although they take an oath to uphold, support and defend the Constitution against “enemies foreign and domestic,” their lack of education about our fundamental rights often causes them to be enemies of the Bill of Rights.

So what’s the solution?

Thomas Jefferson recognized that a citizenry educated on “their rights, interests, and duties”  is the only real assurance that freedom will survive.

From the President on down, anyone taking public office should have a working knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and should be held accountable for upholding their precepts. One way to ensure this would be to require government leaders to take a course on the Constitution and pass a thorough examination thereof before being allowed to take office.

Some critics are advocating that students pass the United States citizenship exam in order to graduate from high school. Others recommend that it must be a prerequisite for attending college. I’d go so far as to argue that students should have to pass the citizenship exam before graduating from grade school.

Here’s an idea to get educated and take a stand for freedom: anyone who signs up to become a member of The Rutherford Institute gets a wallet-sized Bill of Rights card and a Know Your Rights card. Use this card to teach your children the freedoms found in the Bill of Rights.

A healthy, representative government is hard work. It takes a citizenry that is informed about the issues, educated about how the government operates, and willing to do more than grouse and complain.

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, “we the people” have the power to make and break the government.

The powers-that-be want us to remain divided over politics, hostile to those with whom we disagree politically, and intolerant of anyone or anything whose solutions to what ails this country differ from our own. They also want us to believe that our job as citizens begins and ends on Election Day.

Yet there are 330 million of us in this country. Imagine what we could accomplish if we actually worked together, presented a united front, and spoke with one voice.

Tyranny wouldn’t stand a chance.


John W. Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute


Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His most recent books are the best-selling Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the award-winning A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, and a debut dystopian fiction novel, The Erik Blair Diaries. Whitehead can be contacted at Nisha Whitehead is the Executive Director of The Rutherford Institute. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at

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DNC Gives NH Dems Another Yard of Rope to Rhetorically Hang Themselves

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 12:00 +0000

New Hampshire Democrats had a decade to pretend to be diverse, but they kept electing pasty white members to Congress, and the so-called party of “diversity” (theirs) took away their plumb primary. The DC machine keeps giving them extensions to solve an unsolvable problem.


The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee voted unanimously at a meeting in Washington, DC, to give Granite State Democrats until2024 pres October 14 to submit a delegate selection plan that includes an approved primary date. Under DNC rules, states are not allowed to hold their nominating contests before March 5 unless they receive a waiver from the national party. The rules panel granted the extension after New Hampshire failed to submit a delegate selection plan by September 1 that included a primary date.


There’s not a lot they can do. State Law requires our Secretary of State to schedule the NH Primary 7 days before everyone else’s. Something he can’t do until other early states have etched theirs in stone. Not that it matters for Dems.

New Hampshire will be first, but the DNC calendar put South Carolina first (or so they say) because of the aforementioned diversity NH dems lack. The Palmetto state is more like the Democrat party, according to the DNC and Joe Biden, which is to say it is more electorally friendly in the primary to pasty white Joe despite voting Republican in every presidential election since 1964 except for a drunken one-night stand with a Peanut Farmer in 1976.

You can see why NH Dems might be bewildered. New Hampshire is purple, not red, but they keep choosing pasty-white candidates to Congress for whom they felt certain their constituents would pull a lever. Had they picked even one person of color in the 14 years since Obama beat that not-so-Maverick, John McCain, they probably could have kept their brass ring.

Republicans, in that same spread of time, nominated a string of blacks and Latinos, all of whom lost to pasty White Democrat Ann Kuster becasue, as every Democrat knows, when they talk about diversity, they don’t mean what they want you to think they mean. Kusters District is the bluer of our two, but the Congressional District, to Lefties obsessed with skin color, couldn’t find their way to vote for it while insisting on affirmative action everywhere else.

The result is a conundrum NH Dems can’t resolve. The DNC has told them they “have one more month to submit a 2024 primary plan that complies with the national party’s rules,” and they can’t. The DNC knows this, so it has effectively dispensed another yard of rope with which New Hampshire’s Democrats can rhetorically (or electorally) hang themselves on their race-pimping, diversity-peddling petard if you like.

They failed or refused to walk the talk, and their reward is a prolonging of the torture.

Kathy Sullivan, who has been around the Dem State Party Block a time or two, is riling up the locals for a write-in campaign. They think that no matter what, the Democrats who aren’t registering temporarily as independents to f**k with the Republican primary need to stand up for their president. Yes, he is yours, and you can have him. But they are kidding themselves. And I’m not saying don’t waste the time, effort, and money, but this is the DNC, and it is Joe Biden. Fixing the primary is baked in before the Klan bake even happens.

As Rob Roper observed weeks ago, this is all for show. No one wants Biden to win the nomination, especially Democrats, but to get the guy they want, Biden has to win so they can pretend he’s too ill, daft, or brain-dead to run and replace him with someone like that Communist Ken Doll Gavin Newsom. They’ll helicopter him in at the last minute, running to ensure Joe’s legacy. It’ll be a great story that will help cover whatever massive fraud is required to win, considering what Joe’s legacy has done to America. So you lose a few delegates to a convention from a primary that doesn’t matter.

So what? Just step up to the microphone, look the DNC square in its lazy eye, and f**k all. Admit that if you’d nominated brown people, your racist voters wouldn’t have elected them; let the DNC extinguish your torch and get off the damn island.



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He Looked Into The Gates Of Hell, And Lied

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 10:30 +0000

It was bad enough that President Bidendisrespected the victims and First Responders of 9/11 by breaking the tradition of attending one of the memorial services at the attack sites. Beyond his scheduling misstep, he stood in Alaska in the shadow of Air Force One and lied to the military personnel gathered to hear from their commander-in-chief.

He started what should have been a very somber address with a joke with one of the assembled politicians. He then lied about his whereabouts on the day after 9/11. Documentation and video prove that Joe Biden spent the entire Wednesday, September 12, in the Senate Chambers. The whole country went into a travel lockdown, and he could not have traveled to Ground Zero had he wanted to.

Even his staff cannot walk back this lie that he spent much time expounding on. They contend that Joe got the timing wrong, but that does not work. Joe Biden is a pathological liar, but where is his team when his presentations are prepared? He was reading from a teleprompter, which means his team fed Joe his talking points. His staff is complicit in his continuous charade. Using lies for dramatic emphasis is a deplorable tactic for a speaker. It is inexcusable for the President of the United States, and Biden does it often. He has done it often with his relationship with AMTRAK staff whose families say were dead at the time Joe is referring to. The most disgusting lie is when Joe tells Gold Star families he understands their pain because he felt the same when his son Beau was killed in Iraq. He describes how he felt when Beau’s flag-draped coffin returned to America. It NEVER happened. I would scream that line if I could with the keyboard. Beau died of cancer in a hospital in America, surrounded by his family. It is unfortunate but far different than dying on a battlefield in a foreign land.

Telling this lie to 13 mothers watching their children’s bodies come home to them in wooden boxes is heartless, disrespectful, and insulting, for the truth is known by all. The history of Biden’s lies goes back decades. Joe Biden had to withdraw from two Presidential elections before 2020 when he was embarrassed after he got caught plagiarizing speeches. These humbling experiences were not enough to keep him from being Obama’s VP for eight years and President for four. He has been lying about his knowledge of his son, Hunter’s, business dealings that led to payments to the Bidens via 20 LLC shadow accounts. Now that Biden is the target of a fiscal deep-dive by Congress, he may have to admit the truth and apologize to America for lying about it for three years.

Maybe the press will have to finally acknowledge a story of corruption about the former Vice-President and now President is real. It is alarming that there is very little attention to a memo sent from the White House to media outlets demanding a moderation of reporting on the Impeachment Inquiry. This action further proves a Biden attack on the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press. Joe Biden is a corrupt President who has no regard for the Constitution or the Rule of Law.

Biden’s propensity to disregard the truth has permeated his entire staff, and Wednesday’s poor excuse for a Press Briefing is all the proof you need. KJP was joined by John Kirby and Jared Bernstein, the chair of the United States Council of Economic Advisers. The three of them distorted the truth on the Impeachment Inquiry, Iran prisoner purchase for $6 Billion, and the August inflation numbers respectively. Bernstein is one of the architects of Bidenomics yet, like KJP, read every answer to questions asked. This was a terrible display of Biden Administration incompetence, but at this point, should we expect anything more?

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Dems Abuse The 14th Amendment To Bar Trump From Ballots

Granite Grok - Fri, 2023-09-15 01:30 +0000

As if the four previous prosecutorial cow pies that surround Donald J. Trump were not fetid enough, the U.S. Supreme Court soon will step into efforts to bar him from state ballots.

Assorted Trumpophobes are abusing the Constitution to deny Americans the right to vote for or against DJT for president. Specifically, Section Three of the 14th Amendment disqualifies from high office certain individuals who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the [U.S. Constitution], or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

This legal theory might make sense if Trump had been imprisoned for insurrection or rebellion. It might hold water, if he had been convicted of insurrection or rebellion.

This boomlet even might boast a thimble full of steam, if the Justice Department, a state attorney general, or some county prosecutor had indicted him for insurrection or rebellion. Unfortunately for Trump haters, this never happened. (RELATED: DEROY MURDOCK: Fulton County DA’s Anti-Trump ‘Smoking Gun’ Is A Toy Pistol)

In a bizarre and totally unprecedented action, Democrats waited until after Trump departed the White House to try him for “incitement of insurrection.” His second impeachment trial resembled an employer firing an employee after he left the company.

The House’s “incitement” accusation already was one step short of insurrection, akin to telling someone to torch a house rather than personally lobbing a Molotov cocktail onto its front porch.

Regardless, 43 U.S. senators found Trump not guilty, while 57 disagreed – 10 shy of conviction. So, the Senate acquitted Trump of insurrection.

Moreover, the 14th Amendment’s 1868 insurrection language is tied to the Civil War. It was designed to keep Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and other Confederates out of Congress and the White House. Trump’s detractors cannot escape these facts: He never served the Confederacy and was born 81 years after the North defeated the South in 1865.

Trump’s persecutors also refuse to acknowledge what he told supporters at a January 6, 2021 rally: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”



This was no rebel yell.

Trump’s foes retort that he told protesters, “Fight like hell.” Alleged translation: “Smash into the U.S. Capitol, hijack the Electoral College, and make me President for Life.”

To call this argument flaccid overstates its potency.

Democrats regularly say “fight like hell.” Consider:

  • On June 25, 2020, Joe Biden promised American families that he would “fight like hell to make sure they get the healthcare they need.”
  • “We will file lawsuits, pass legislation in the House & fight like hell,” against alleged GOP voter suppression, impeachment manager Congressman Ted Lieu (D – California) declared via Twitter on June 9, 2020.
  • Impeachment manager Congressman Eric Swalwell (D – California) told CNN’s then-anchor Don Lemon on March 18, 2019: “I’ll fight like hell to make sure we see this report” by Robert Mueller on Russiagate.

Trump’s lawyers turned the Democrats’ “fight like hell” argument into a pants-wetting laughing stock by showing at his Senate trial a nearly 10-minute long video of top Democrats using “fighting words.” President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and a parade of Democrat senators and House members say, “fight,” “fight back,” “fight on,” and — yes — “fight like hell” at least (by my count) 281 separate times.

“Fight like hell” is routine political rhetoric. This cliché is as innocent as “Remember to vote” and “God Bless America.”

If Trump really wanted an insurrection, he would not have authorized 10,000 National Guard troops to patrol Washington, D.C. on January 6. Trump’s enemies want Americans to believe that he ordered unarmed insurrectionists to storm the Capitol after he greenlighted 10,000 GIs with automatic rifles to crush their rebellion.

How idiotic do Democrats think Americans are?

Alas, the U.S. House’s then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D – California) and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D – Washington, D.C.) rebuffed the protection that Trump approved.

Trump offered to encircle the Capitol with troops. Pelosi and Bowser stopped him. And now Trump’s tormentors blame him for insurrection?

This claim is flimsier than a Kleenex in a cyclone.

Democrat liars relentlessly call themselves democracy’s stalwart defenders. If so, why not simply run against Donald J. Trump? Why bar him from ballots rather than let voters choose the Democrats’ vision or his?

Democrats, more evil than ever, understand that fascism is easier than democracy.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor


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