The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • July 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXVIII

Manchester, N.H.

Manch Talk: Was Assange a Criminal and Threat to the World Order?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 23:00 +0000

Carla recaps the history of the Assange prosecution, and Tammy fills us in about who is running in Manchester.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

The Clear Winner Is Trump – The Melt Down of the Left Is Glorious.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 22:00 +0000

I watched the debate and was stunned at how bad Joe is. I’m not surprised. What does surprise me is that his handlers that know how bad he is thought this was all a good idea.
That they did this shows how nuts these people are. Their lack of awareness and good judgement. No wonder the world is on fire right now.

Having worked with the elderly for quite a chunk of my life, I know I am looking at a man that is so frail that he doesn’t have the physical strength to speak loud enough for the event.
He’s no longer mentally present enough to know his mouth is hanging open as he stands there staring, trying to follow, he doesn’t have the presence of mind to clear his throat, he can’t enunciate words or remember things correctly. I doubt very much that he followed most of what Trump said. He’s just a frail, elderly man being used.

But all this is also a national security threat because he’s clearly not all there and there is no denying this.
There should be all out rage against the machine for putting Americans in this place.. where a man that the wind could blow over is supposedly running the free world.

Donald did very well. He showed self control, and what I saw was a great deal of patience used because of course he himself also struggled to understand the babbling moments that made no sense- but he treated Joe with dignity and let these moments roll by.. when he could have drawn attention to them. If Donald had even looked at Joe and said “Can you repeat that” it would have shown how bad his speech is and yet Donald didn’t do any such thing.. when there was clearly just mumbles. His passion was good actually when he went on his rants because it showed the stunning contrast between these two men.. one is very much alive and the other is not at all.. unable to hardly speak.

Trump made clear efforts to attack the job Joe has done and not so much the man he is today. They called eachother liars, but then this is what they all do- every single time.

My one complaint is that Trump spent too much time talking about what he did.. too much time in the past. We all know that he’s got detailed plans about what he’s going to do- and that is what we desperately want to hear about. THAT is what would give a nation on it’s knees right now some hope that we need.. So it was a bit of a loss that he didn’t get into his plans better.. because I doubt they’ll be a next debate with these two.

I was disappointed that Donald didn’t answer directly the “what are you going to do for all these drug addicts” question because that is something ravaging NH in particular.
Donald didn’t ever really answer that instead going here and there.. not dodging the question, just seemingly choosing to spend his time on other things.

The clear winner is Trump.. the melt down of the Left is glorious.

Let them keep Biden, they’ve done this to themselves. However, their voters have proven they’ll vote for anything- so they will likely easily vote for anyone else they put forward at this point.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Is Rep. Ming Cozying up to a Predator?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 20:00 +0000

As a potential victim, um I mean constituent, of Rep Ming, I try to keep an eye on his activities.  Yesterday, he tweeted about his support from one of his ilk, former Rep Melbourne Moran Jr, of Wanderlust Therapeutic Services LLC.

I will refer to him as “Alderman Moron,” not only because it’s fun but because he really is a moron.  Plus, he’s a genuinely nasty person.

Therapists, which Alderman Moron identifies himself as one, often say to their clients, “Let’s explore (insert topic of interest or personal issue here).”  But before we explore the conduct of Alderman Moron, I want to call attention to his in-chamber comments on Catholicism, which Grokster Beth Scaer noted here, here, and here, in what makes a good trilogy of public service messages.  Further reading on his antics is available in the Grok archives, but let’s get into the whole predatory thing by watching this 7-minute video.

I know 7 minutes is a big ask in these modern times of short attention, but it’s a trove of important details on the backdrop.  Many side trips can be made in the form of future articles, but I’ll give you the 30-second ad.  Alderman Moron throws his professional credentials around to attack Laurie Ortolano, both in the chamber and on the airwaves.  They’re multi-pointed attacks loaded with all kinds of insults and accusations.

Laurie, who has plenty of city hall battlefield experience, wasn’t having any of it and is suing Alderman Moron. Right now is a good time to remind the readers that Ming is a lawyer and enjoys using the signature comment “not YOUR lawyer.”  Maybe our mayor, also a lawyer, might want to retain Ming to do the job of Attorney Bolton. Ming could be less expensive than Attorney Hilliard & Co., but that’s a discussion for another time.

While I don’t have the MSW & LICSW credentials that Alderman Moron has, my undergraduate degree is in psychology, and I certainly recognize PROJECTION when I see it.  Calling Laurie Ortolano a predator is projection.  If you watch the 7 minute video in its entirety, you will hear her make an excellent quip into the public comment mic.  “Birds of a dark feather flock together.”  Ming is flocking with Alderman Moron, and that “dark feather” must be kept out of the Senate chamber.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Dems May Need to Cheat in More Than Just Swing States to Win This November

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 18:00 +0000

I’ve been muddling through the post-debate analysis, and the Democrats have a problem. All that effort they’ve been putting in, projecting Joe Biden’s mental decline onto President Trump, just got smashed against the ragged rocks of reality.

Even CNN was forced to admit that Joe looked bad – On CNN.

None of the people or groups he mentioned seems to have sensed that this is where Biden is mentally. That says a lot about the progressive propaganda machine’s ability to deceive and the willingness of the Left’s political-industrial complex to swallow whatever it served them. Talk about getting high on your own supply.

We are clearly (clear as Vodka, comrade?) living in entirely different worlds, and ours just crashed into theirs, and they don’t know what to do next. In other words, maybe there wasn’t any plan to replace Biden all this time, and now, suddenly, the growing consensus is that he’s unfit for office.

Wasn’t it clear when their special prosecutor claimed Biden wasn’t competent to stand trial?

Nope.

But folks willing to bet money on the November Election have noticed.

Post-debate “betting” odds aren’t helping.

So what are they left with? Well, He’s not Donald Trump, and that may still work for the core 30 percent of Lefties from sea to rising sea who don’t care about anything but party affiliation.

That leaves a lot of everyone else, including disenfranchised minorities, union workers, and other common Dem constituencies crushed by Sundown Joe and the toe-tapping Trotskyites running the White House.

That opens up states they probably thought they had locked up. And November is Coming.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Tractor Supply Bails on Corporate DEI and WOKE LGBTQ Agenda

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 17:00 +0000

On June 9th, we shared the sad news that Tractor Supply (TSC) had gone woke. The CEO had embraced LGBTQIA+ employee training, funding pride/drag events, added a DEI Council, Funding sex changes, Climate change activism, Pride month decorations in the office, DEI hiring practices, and LGBTQIA+ workplace events. Yesterday, TSC did a complete 180.

June 27, 2024

For more than 85 years, Tractor Supply has been focused on one thing…serving Life Out Here. Every day our 50,000 Team Members take care of our customers like family. We deeply value our relationship with our customers and the communities we call home.

We are passionate about being good neighbors in our hometowns because without you, we would not be what we are. It is imperative to us that our customers’ hard-earned dollars are taking care of our Team Members and the communities we all love. As you supported us, we have invested millions of dollars in veteran causes, emergency response, animal shelters, state fairs, rodeos and farmers markets. We have also invested in the future of rural America. We are the largest supporter of FFA and have longstanding relationships with 4-H and other educational organizations.

We work hard to live up to our Mission and Values every day and represent the values of the communities and customers we serve. We have heard from customers that we have disappointed them. We have taken this feedback to heart.

Going forward, we will ensure our activities and giving tie directly to our business. For instance, this means we will:

  1. No longer submit data to the Human Rights Campaign
  2. Refocus our Team Member Engagement Groups on mentoring, networking and supporting the business
  3. Further focus on rural America priorities including ag education, animal welfare, veteran causes and being a good neighbor and stop sponsoring nonbusiness activities like pride festivals and voting campaigns
  4. Eliminate DEI roles and retire our current DEI goals while still ensuring a respectful environment
  5. Withdraw our carbon emission goals and focus on our land and water conservation efforts

We will continue to listen to our customers and Team Members. Your trust and confidence in us are of the utmost importance, and we don’t take that lightly.

As we look forward to celebrating our nation’s independence, we also celebrate our more than 50,000 team members across 2,250 stores. Rural communities are the backbone of our nation and what make America great. We are honored to be a part of them.

We are always here and ready to serve you and your family with our legendary service for the life you love. See you in the stores.

Whatever y’all did, worked.

Congratulations. TSC is more interested in your business than appeasing the woke establishment harpies.

Good job!

And the best part? If you happen to be into DEI or LGBTQ or whatever, they’ll serve you like everyone else.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Friday Meme Overflow

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 16:00 +0000

To all those who are sending in memes, thank you!  Many, many good ones!  Please do share this post, and if you share an individual meme, consider mentioning you saw it on the Grok!  Also, don’t forget to chip in a little to the Grok, as you can.  Steve is doing yeoman’s work on this site…

Donate – Granite Grok

Speaking of, from this week, Monday Edition.  And Steve’s carrying of Wednesday (hopefully I’ll be back on that soon).

 

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

 

 

I saw that and said “That has to be Kipling”… and doing a search found I was right.  My son really liked it and said “Wise words”.   I have a whole collection of Kipling – and no time to read it!

I know the uni-battle for America and, more broadly, Western Civilization is hard.  I know it’s frustrating.  But while we might not win even fighting as hard as we can… we will certainly lose if we give up.  If not for ourselves, but our posterity, we must keep pushing.

 

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Before I begin:

An exorcist was sitting at his kitchen table having breakfast when his phone rang.
“Father, we received a report of a demonic possession at the White House. You have been requested to deal with the situation.”
So, he gets ready, gathered his effects and went to the White House.
Upon arrival he is lead to the door of a room. A Secret Service agent said, “The victim is in here, Padre.” opening the door.
There was Joe Biden laying in bed.
“You can’t have him, priest! He is my property!” Then he started thrashing around foaming at the mouth uttering unspeakable blasphemous words.
The priest performed the rite and with a blood curdling scream and a final convulsion Biden fell back into the bed unconscious.
The priest went to a corner of the room and on the floor there lay a demon trembling and crying.
He looks up to the priest and says, “Thank God for you Father, you have no idea of the horrible things he made me do!”

 

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Headline Topic

 

 

FBI ADMITS STAGING & TAMPERING With Evidence in Trump Raid ‘Crime Scene Photo’ | Jack Smith JAIL? (bitchute.com)

FBI turned off cameras ahead of Mar-a-Lago raid, admits to adding cover sheets to documents before taking photographs for evidence | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Why Did the FBI Turn Off Cameras During Trump Raid? | Frontpage Mag

Reputation destroyed.  Disband the FBI.

 

 

And another nail in the coffin:

FBI Wants 20 Years to Produce Records on Its Involvement w/ OKC Bombing | Headline USA

TWENTY YEARS?  And this just crossed my path – the CIA was in it up to their necks as well.

 

 

 

Show of hands – who here remembers Upchuck Schumer saying that the intel agencies have ways…?

 

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A Quick Post-Debate Comment:

 

 

I’m sure I’ll have a whole section about it on Monday, but my initial thoughts are this – with the DNC and many Dems and enemedia (same things) panicking, look for The Potato to be gone.  Now my thought is that they’ll Arkancide him somehow.  It’s the “cleanest” route.  No wrangling over pushing him aside, there’s the sympathy vote, and the enemedia will trumpet that he’s gone, time to MOVE ON, and so on.  And certainly no unprecedented 25th Amendment proceeding.  Nope.  Biden’s – IMHO – impeding demise would be the cleanest way to go.  (Do NOT tell me they’d never consider such a thing.)

Now… who to step in?

Her Heinous the Crone of Chappaqua?  This has advantages in that a LOT of Dems would be enthusiastic about a rematch, given that “Trump stole 2016” from her.  She also has The Machine.  On the flip side, she’s old and has the “Oh come on, is this the best you can do” factor in there.

Big Mike?  Maybe, but there’s getting to be an awful lot of attention being placed on the whole chromosome issue, if I may.  Videos like this don’t help concealing things.  And if he does come out of the closet, then that calls into question – “You lied for the entire time Barackus was running or in office…”  My guess is that even many who don’t like Trump would be angry at that deception being openly acknowledged.

Gruesome?  He’s got a CA track record of abysmal failures, one that is sure to be highlighted and called out.  And I suspect the fact that he’s Pelosi’s nephew would give something of an air of nepotism to his run.  Not enough for the hard core, but some on the fence…?

NY or MI governors?  Meh.  IIRC it was NY’s harpy that had the “The Jab sent by G-d through His messengers, the scientists” that would be a millstone around her neck given the increasing news about the Jab coming out.  MI?  As I understand it she’s also double-plus unpopular.

Who else could step in?  Certainly Kameltoe would not be elevated.  She’s as popular as a soiled tampon.

Speculate in the comments… I’d be interested in what people think.

 

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Bill Whittle had a video wherein he said that he wants to be where the truth is.  And if evidence mounts that he’s not standing in the right place, he’ll move.  Amen.  It’s when people constantly question “Am I believing in what can be proven”? and always examining what they believe that the crucible of truth works to find it.  Most, however, will not question.  A la Edison:

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

And cue Sowell as well:

 

 

 

So a white woman, on the right, wins… but the image they show is a black woman (nothing against her specifically).  That’s the enemedia for you.  No matter how much you hate them, it’s not enough.  Another example:

 

 

 

 

 

A specific example.  That multi-carat diamond delivered to Hunter while he was in China.  Hey, I was in China several years ago.  Where’s my multi-carat diamond, dammit???  Oh, wait, I’m not the son of a sitting VP (and coming soon, memes and other info about the direct payments Hunter got from the CCP).

 

 

In virtually every country receiving (whether voluntarily or not) “migrants”.  Almost like there’s a pattern here.

“Almost”.

 

 

 

What I’m noticing is that so many “enlightened” people have no clue when they talk about WAR CRIMES (not that I’m an expert).  E.g., if a military force stores weapons in, and operates out of, say, a school or hospital, the protections afforded that place are removed because of that military involvement.  Just as forces are required to attempt to protect such, forces are also required to not use such as shelters and bases.

Some years ago, as an aside, I remember there was a drone flying over Afghanistan (IIRC).  They saw a funeral FULL of obvious terrorists – weapons were evident.  No strike.  Funerals are protected.  Graveyards are protected.  Which is why Hamas built a bunker under one.  Then, the IDF bombed it… and all the panty-twisters freaked out because THE IDF BOMBED A GRAVEYARD – WAR CRIME!!!!!!

See how #gazawood #pallywood works?  Speaking of:

 

 

And a whole post on this.  I particularly like the one where they screen-grabbed a gruesome scene from one of the Final Destination movies as an example of a young woman killed by the IDF.  One more example:

 

 

Presented as an example of an Israeli soldier abusing a child.

 

 

And notice the crowd, peacefully watching as a few guys just stroll through.

 

 

If you come from a culture where you need to have this explained to you, go the f*ck back.  And while Germans and other Europeans are starting to sing some version of “Auslander Raus”… at some point, I think soon, it’s going to be a lot more than singing happening.  Especially as The Peoples of Europe see that their systems favor the replacements, not them:

German Politician Hit With Hate Crime Investigation For Demanding Migrant Criminals be Deported – modernity

Related – I remember, at some town hall in Germany protesting the migrant stream and the effects it was having on the town, a pol was saying that this is the way it’s going to be, and if the people didn’t like it they could leave Germany.

 

 

Assuming an actually fair election.

 

 

And how many are too scared to report it, given where they live?  The actual number is doubtless much higher.  Let alone the punishments for “offensive speech” against migrants?  Reprising from above, no wonder “Auslander Raus” is gaining popularity.  This is a powder keg.

 

 

 

FOUR TIMES?  Deport.  To the Gulf of Mexico.  Pinochet style.  Sharks have to eat too.

 

 

The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party | 5 Minute Video (youtube.com)

 

 

 

 

No text needed to highlight the mockery.

 

 

This is why I firmly believe there will be SOME pretext found to, at the least, have massive mail in balloting.  Or, worse, “temporarily” suspend the elections because of a crisis.  WW3?  Grid down?  False flag against blacks… who knows.  But MHO is that there will be something.

 

 

 

A black man shooting blacks… blamed on white supremacy.  Clown world.

 

 

 

RIP.  Beginning to hate.  Cue the Kipling poem.

But then there was a case, IIRC in Germany, where a girl was murdered and her parents pleaded for mercy in the name of “tolerance” and “diversity” and “forgiveness”.  Stockholm syndrome and wanting to fit in with The Mainstream Narrative.  As I recall the parents got some kind of Good Citizenship award…

 

 

 

Remember, Covid was always treatable… and they systematically denied you access.  Read this:

Once Upon A Time… in [Market-Ticker-Nad]

Read. Every. Word.  A Spanish nursing home had a 100% recovery rate using known, existing medications, after they implemented their protocol.

The Globalists really did want people dead; Democrats wanted piles of dead people to use to attack Trump.  See my essay on the Democrats and Covid…

 

E Big Conspiracy - Democrats and Covid Deaths

 

 

 

 

This thing is a little mysterious.  But the question here is: Predictions, or goals?

 

 

But he threw in a Sternly worded letter of reprimand.  So it’s all good now.

 

 

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PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/crickets-in-flour.mp4

 

You will eat ze bugs.

 

 

 

Pay real attention to the ingredients people.

 

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That’ll leave a mark.  Ouch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In light of the above meme, a post that’s evergreen in discussing armed resistance:

The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete, Says Congressman Who Wants To Nuke Omaha | Monster Hunter Nation

Late is the hour.  Find your inner steel.

 

 

 

 

 

Astroturf.

 

 

 

 

Paging the inevitable counter:

 

 

 

 

 

I think they did.  That doesn’t mean that what’s happening is not horrific – it is.  But the DS in the West is determined to take out Russia, and is willing to fight to the last Ukrainian.  Not to mention their money laundering.

 

 

 

This is critical to understand: they really do view themselves as the uber-elite, and us as the hoi polloi needing to be guided.  Or nudged.

The Fly on the Urinal – Urban Scoop

 

 

That there really is a “War on Whites” has been one of the single bitterest Red Pills I’ve had to take in the last few years.

 

 

 

 

Have the moral courage to take them at their word.

Civilizational War: Know Your Islamic Enemy – Granite Grok

 

 

 

 

 

Well… in one case, the ozone hole, I would argue that taking action on CFCs did help.

 

 

Speaking of deer – and contamination thereof:

Venison From The Pacific Northwest Darkfield Blood Analysis – Polymers, Filaments and Nanoparticles found – And Tracking Of Biological Life Via Quantum Dot Nanoparticles (substack.com)

Which begs the question: If this was in a wild deer, how the F did it get there?

 

 

Because there’s money and political power in ignoring the laws – cheap labor and new voters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Link Section (some mine, some from my Jarhead friend):

 

Open border watch:

 

 

Knuckledraggin My Life Away : In First Five Years, 79,000 of DACA Recipients Admitted to U.S. Had Arrest Records (ogdaa.blogspot.com)

 

 

‘Something is coming’: Ex-border official concerned after ISIS arrests (youtube.com)

At this point I’d be more amazed if bad things didn’t happen.  They’re here already:

“The West has committed the greatest self-immolation in human history” (legalinsurrection.com)

DHS Identifies 400 Illegals With ISIS Ties, Can’t Find 50 Of Them – Victory Girls Blog

Report finds more Chinese military-aged men are crossing the southern border than ever before – NaturalNews.com

Do recall that TWO MEN, a car, and a rifle paralyzed a city.  Or The Grid.  And this Trump ad hits home:

BRILLIANT! Look at the ad the Trump campaign is going to run during the debate with Joe Biden tomorrow night (barenakedislam.com)

 

 

WATCH: African Immigrant Admits: Migrants Come to America to ‘Take,’ Not to Become Americans – The Lid (lidblog.com)

And from here:

Trump just released a heartbreaking four MINUTE compilation of the awful crimes committed by Biden’s illegal aliens.

ALL OF IT IS JUST FROM JUNE ALONE.

@EndWokeness (https://t.me/EndWokeness1)

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/4-minutes-just-from-june.mp4

 

Blood on the Wine Dark Sea – Big Serge Thought (substack.com)

On Naval warfare and related.  Interesting.

Bump stock case more than the 2A | Jews Can Shoot

Everything liberty-related is interlinked.

Trump’s vice president pick could come as early as this week. Here’s what to expect (nbcnews.com)

Look at Trump’s consideration: someone who could carry on the agenda going forward.  Related:

Yes, Illegals ARE Registering to Vote All Across the Country – The Lid (lidblog.com)

Californians With No SSN Can Use A Gym Membership To Vote (thefederalist.com)

Jab / Vaccine watch

Exclusive: Biden Admin ‘Ignored’ Covid Vaccine Safety Protocols (thefederalist.com)

Vaccine-Injured Pharmacist Breaks Down Into Tears Testifying Before Ohio State Senate – Vigilant News Network

German CDC documents show politics drove COVID response, not science (kirschsubstack.com)

VIDEO – CHD – Second Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Injured me (substack.com)

‘Like the Tin Man’: National Guardsman Paralyzed by COVID Vaccine – Intellectual Takeout

COVID jabs come with “significant side effects,” ex-CDC director finally admits (chemicalviolence.com)

Breaking: COVID-19 Vaccines Linked To Rise In Neurological Deaths – Study – GreatGameIndia

COVID-19 “Aggressive Measures” Advocacy Bias in the BMJ Misled the World and Caused Harm (substack.com)

From Japan, the dam has cracked:

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Professor-Murakami-Explains-how-the-mRNA-vaccines-are-causing-cancer.mp4

 

Get the gallows ready.

 

 

Are There Vaccines in our Food Supply? ⋆ Brownstone Institute

For years and years it’s been in our meat supply.  Scary stuff.  From here:

We’re In Big Trouble America, Soon Big Food & Big Pharma Could Be Able To Vaccinate Everyone Without You Ever Knowing. We Know Our Regulation Agencies Won’t Stop Them

Scientists Have Learned To Integrate Vaccines Into Food Products, Including mRNA Into Cows Milk

“The next big product being developed is edible vaccines. These are food products like tomatoes and other things, which can have the effect of a vaccination when you eat them. And now a group of Chinese scientists has found that they can relay mRNA vaccines using cow’s milk.”

WallStreetApes (https://x.com/wallstreetapes/status/1805919291000422424?s=46)
@CherokeeOwl

 

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/mrna-in-food.mp4

 

Closing out this section, Surak weighs in on the pediatric vaccination schedule.

The pediatric vaccination schedule – Surak substack blog

Globalism catch-all:

Globalists revving up plans to engineer global famine and starvation: 13 nations agree to convert over to less-productive ‘green’ farming methods – LeoHohmann.com

They really do want us starved to death.  Related:

Scamdemic Bird Flu: Vaccines for 33 Billion Chickens? Digital Food Rationing? The End of Animal Agriculture? (2ndsmartestguyintheworld.com)

Moonbattery Let Them Drink Maggot Milk – Moonbattery

WHO’s on First ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Happy Pride Month: Mother with Family Says She Was Kicked Off United Flight in San Francisco for Misgendering Flight Attendant With Wrong Pronouns (Video) | The Gateway Pundit | by Kristinn Taylor

This is an outrage.

United Airlines

233 S Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

Physical letters only.  Emails and comment forms can be engineered to ignore keywords.

“LUCKY LARRY”: Meet The Luckiest Man Alive * 100PercentFedUp.com * by Noah

Raising an awful lot of questions.  Questions that need answers.

Tyranny watch (broad):

Judicial Watch: Records Show FBI Provided Democrats with Information on Whistleblowers Who Testified at May 2023 Weaponization Hearing | Judicial Watch

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Accused of Violating Hatch Act — Openly Campaigns for Biden and Slams Trump During Live Interview (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit | by Jim Hᴏft

Laws are for the little people.

Biden’s Corrupt DHS Labels Catholics and Trump Voters as ‘Domestic Terrorists’ – The Lid (lidblog.com)

America Is DONE in [Market-Ticker]

Trump gag order extended, expanded (coldfury.com)

The Message Is Plain – Liberty’s Torch (libertystorch.info)

Watch out, Middle America. If you’ve managed to save a bit, or if you own your own home, you’re under the Democrats’ crosshairs. Moreover, merely electing Republicans won’t protect you. Quite a lot of them, anxious to reduce the annual deficit without engaging in the painful and politically hazardous labor of reducing federal spending, are on board with the Democrats’ taxing desires.

BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with Biden admin over Covid-era social media censorship | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

 

 

The Most Important Supreme Court Case You’ve Probably Never Heard Of – PJ Media

Biden admin declares ‘gun violence’ to be ‘public health crisis’ after president’s son convicted on federal gun charges | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Now marry that to:

AG Merrick Garland Issues Statement on Important SCOTUS Gun Rights Ruling – POLITICAL MOONSHINE

The DOJ is interpreting the recent SCOTUS ruling as:  We can take the guns (without due process) from anyone who is a threat to public safety.   That means all conservatives & gun owners who the DOJ has labeled as “domestic terrorists” right?

They’re Using Banks To Bring Everything Down – Whitney Webb 2024 Prediction (bitchute.com)

A Solar Corp Gave Biden $1.5M, It Got $10B | Frontpage Mag

And doubtless some of that came back to Dem coffers.

WATCH: Tucker Carlson Delivers an Absolute Masterclass in How to Deal With a Dishonest Reporter – RedState

No matter how much you hate the ENEMEDIA, it’s not enough.  As a friend once said, “First against the wall after the main shooting stops”.

Norfolk Southern wrongly burned chemicals after Ohio train derailment, agency says | Ohio | The Guardian

Nothing says best and brightest like igniting already dangerous chemicals and allowing the smoke to billow into the air over farmland.

Early Morning Thoughts – Liberty’s Torch (libertystorch.info)

The GOP has consistently shown a preference for being the opposition rather than the ruling party.

That’s because it’s easier to “protest” and fundraise and make sound and fury about “If only we were in power”, than to actually govern and push forward a conservative agenda when you have power.

Snopes has finally gotten around to debunking the ‘very fine people’ hoax – American Thinker

Prager used to have a really good short on this, but it seems to have vanished.  However:

Trump Didn’t Call Neo-Nazis ‘Fine People.’ Here’s Proof. | RealClearPolitics

Trump Defends Charlottesville Remarks After Biden Attack: ‘Fine People’ Supported Robert E. Lee – PJ Media

Chemotherapy: Fraudulent and Deadly? (2ndsmartestguyintheworld.com)

Like anything, there are plusses and minuses; you pays your money and takes your chances.  But the damning thing to me is that chemo is presented as an unmitigated and unqualified good thing.  Because, apparently, chemo, etc., are very lucrative.  Imagine, for a moment, that off-the-shelf meds like Ivermectin:

Top Doctor Confirms Ivermectin Cures Cancer – Slay News

That other one:

Joe Tippins’ Fenbendazole Protocol For Cancer (deeprootsathome.com)

plus being alkali and apricot seeds and who knows what actually work?  There goes the gravy train.  And given what we’ve learned about the medical industrial complex wrt Covid, doubtless they’ll get ruthlessly suppressed.

World War 3 Watch:

Biden should not be dragging us further to WWIII – ex-US senator (odysee.com)

 

 

 

Breaking: Russia warns the U.S. to brace for retaliation after Kremlin blamed Washington for missile attack that killed four in Crimea; The Kremlin has accused the U.S. of ‘killing Russian children’ (substack.com)

We’re going to tit-for-tat our way into WW3.

Biden admin moves to allow deployment of US military contractors in Ukraine: report | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Related to national security in general:

Leadership, and its effects – Liberty’s Torch (libertystorch.info)

Biden senior Pentagon official claims policies focused on nonbinary identities essential for national security | Fox News

Our Military Needs to Be Rebuilt From Scratch or America Is Finished – PJ Media

In Latest Blow to Military Effectiveness, U.S. Navy Will No Longer Require Sailors to Pass Physical Fitness Tests (legalinsurrection.com)

Obama GAVE, I said GAVE the military drone to Iran, all its technology to then be stolen, copied to kill Americans, he also gave Iran the 2 naval gunboats…yes, I want Obama investigated for treason (substack.com)

I remember reading about this.  As I recall, the Pentagon had plans to either go in – daring raid – to seize the drone before it could be taken away, or at least bomb/napalm the area to keep it from being reverse engineered in anything but scorched pieces.  Barackus nixed both.

Biden’s trans HHS assistant sec Dr Rachel Levine pressured WPATH to eliminate age guidelines for child sex changes | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Read that again.  Eliminate age guidelines.

Economy Watch:

More Evidence: NO RATE CUTS in [Market-Ticker]

Moonbattery National Deficit Spirals Out of Control – Moonbattery

Is the Global Inflationary Depression Already Here? ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Niall Ferguson: We’re All Soviets Now | The Free Press (thefp.com)

Bidenomics Driving Retail Armageddon as More Than 3,000 Stores Close Down – The Lid (lidblog.com)

Biden’s Fiscal Crisis Is Far Worse Than We Thought – Issues & Insights (issuesinsights.com)

16 Economists Sign Letter Saying Trump Policy Will Increase Inflation – Reality is Opposite, Here’s The Data – Flopping Aces

US admits cutting shipments of military aid to Israel by 50% | World Israel News

Democrats betraying.  Again.  Seems to be a pattern.  More:

Joint Chiefs Chair Says U.S. May Not Help Israel If War Starts With Hezbollah – Pirate’s Cove » Pirate’s Cove (thepiratescove.us)

There’s zero chance Brown said this unless it was the official Biden position.

Unlikely to assist, or unable to assist?  Either way, proving yet again that neither Israel nor any other country should rely on the US.

Elite Envy as a Civilizational Toxin ⋆ Brownstone Institute

A little long IMHO, but very thought provoking.  And it brings to mind Bill Whittle’s comment, from his video posted here, about the “Silk Robed SOBs” at the top who destroy civilizations.

Three on prepping:

FEMA Is Here: The Only Rights You Still Have – Ask a Prepper

Worrying.

If You See These Signs, Civil Unrest Will Follow – Ask a Prepper

Heads on a swivel.  In general.  Doubly if things seem to be getting spicy.

Stop Throwing Away Used Cooking Oil! Do This Instead – Ask a Prepper

The fire department in Toronto has issued a safety bulletin about Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries, in that they can cause fires and explosions if mishandled or charged incorrectly.  The safety bulletin does not mention electric vehicles, but many of the comments do:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2024/06/27/this-is-your-warning-city-of-toronto-launches-lithium-ion-battery-safety-campaign

N adds: OOH, I don’t want to see homes burned down by electric vehicle fires.  OTOH, I know an awful lot of VERY smug Tesla (etc.) owners for whom I would have… mixed sympathies… if their Tesla ignites their home.

Good article about why the left thinks that it’s OK for them to be authoritarian, but not the right:

https://tomknighton.substack.com/p/its-not-fascism-when-they-do-it

N adds: They are the Anointed Intellects.  The smart ones, entitled by Divine Right to rule.

A great video (about 17 minutes) regarding how the world governments are pushing the “bird flu” to shut down large parts of the food chain and force compliance with government mandates.  The first 11 minutes describes the issues, and the remaining time shows some ideas about how to become “food independent”.

The Dangerous Agenda Behind BIRD FLU – they’re going after our food supply | NC Renegades

 

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I saw her screaming and raving.  Made me recall my cartoon:

 

 

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A new “Nitzakhon Quotable”:

 

 

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Palate Cleansers:

 

 

Though an important safety point: the only reason people can safely enjoy rare (or even “steak tartar”) meat is because of modern food safety standards.  In the “good old days”, meat HAD TO BE overcooked to kill the parasites… and don’t forget the lack of refrigeration.  Spoiling was common.

Aside: When I lived in a Dearborn suburb there was a local Middle Eastern restaurant.  I ate there at least twice a week – great food.  Cute co-owner.  And once, just once, I ordered the raw kibbe dinner.  Ended up taking it home and cooking it.

 

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NH-“Democrat” Leader Matty Wilhelm Is A Really Creepy LIAR

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 14:00 +0000

I am going to show you a screenshot from Woke-Communist Matty Wilhelm in which he claims an amendment to the NH Constitution… CACR 23 … would have enshrined a “right to abortion prior to 24 weeks.” That is a LIE. A bald-faced, shameless, brazen LIE. After the screenshot, I will post the text of the amendment. As you will see the amendment would have enshrined abortion at least up to birth and arguably after birth in cases where the abortion fails … because after limiting abortions to 24 weeks, the amendment immediately creates an exception that totally negates that limitation. MATTY WILHELM IS A BALD-FACED, SHAMELESS, BRAZEN LIAR.

And here is the text of the amendment. Note that it says abortions may occur AFTER 24-weeks as long as a doctor says it is “necessary.” It does NOT say in the case of a “medical emergency” as the New Hampshire law Matty insinuates he wants to enshrine in the Constitution says:

The term “necessary” is totally subjective (i.e. unbounded) and as such totally negates the 24-week limitation. Contrast this language to the language of the statute that Matty implies he wants to enshrine in the Constitution:

“medical emergency” means a condition in which an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or when continuation of the pregnancy will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function, as defined in RSA 329:43, V, of the pregnant woman.

Again, if you actually wanted to enshrine existing New Hampshire law in the Constitution, you would use the language of the statute. Matty’s amendment would have negated the statute by allowing abortions in any circumstance where a doctor said the abortion was “necessary’ (which could mean anything) at least up until birth. MATTY WILHELM IS A BALD-FACED, SHAMELESS, BRAZEN LIAR.

And as for “creepy” … yeah, I would call Matty’s obsession (check out his X) with abortion really creepy.

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Joe’s Debate Performance Has Dems Pushing The Panic Button

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 12:00 +0000

The bar was set very low for Joe Biden at the Thursday debate with Donald Trump. All Joe had to do was show up, walk confidently onto the stage, stay on his feet for ninety minutes, and not say anything absurd. Biden had such an abysmal performance that the White House began issuing statements of explanation before the debate was over. Joe did so poorly that he had the talking heads at CNN and MSNBC talking more about his replacement than the content of the debate. Some of the headlines read:

In Debate, Biden Struggles to Fend Off Attacks From Trump, New York Times

Democrats in Full-Blown Panic Mode After Presidential Debate, Townhall

‘WTF’: Panicked Dems start looking for alternatives to Biden, POLITICO

Democrats Hit Panic Button in Wake of Biden Debate Debacle, Bloomberg

On and on the headlines went. It was like the lights finally came on at every news agency in the world. The con was over, and by President Joe Biden insisting on a debate with Donald Trump, he pressed the self-destruct button himself. The Biden campaign is over except for convincing Joe and Jill to step aside. Time is running down, and someone must tell the Bidens that the music has stopped and the final dance is over.

Joe shuffled onto the stage in Atlanta, and his voice and confidence left him on his first answer. He hesitated, coughed, cleared his throat, and mumbled through his first answer. The night was done. His raspy, faltering voice defied the storyline that the Dems, including Dr. Jill, have been spoon-feeding us for months. The vibrant persona of an energetic statesman crumbled to the floor. The image of Jill Biden leading the young people at one of the After-Debate parties chanting, “Four More Years,” couldn’t erase the spectacle of a politician at the end of his ride. Joe, what were you and your Gang of Sixteen doing at Camp David? If you were practicing for the debate, Mr. President, then 16 advisors let you down. After this train wreck, there will be no second debate. The insiders are plotting feverishly to find a way to talk you and Kamala off the ballot before the convention in Chicago. Jill may prove to be their biggest challenge. She thrives the power and wants her full eight years at 1600.

Watching the msm last night and this morning is like being at a wake. They did not see what we saw in Joe. It was like he had gone to Camp David a week ago and emerged as this old man. Folks, he has been that man for three-plus years. We should stop focusing on his age and admit he was never a good politician or statesman. He had longevity, and that was all. There was a reason Obama tried talking him out of running in 2020. Biden had served his purpose for the Obama White House, but Obama knew Joe was not fit for the big job. The rest of the Democrats have been much slower in coming to that same assessment. Unfortunately for them, they have no Plan B. The Dems have a very weak bench, as evidenced by the talk of Gretchen Whitmer stepping in. If she were the choice, they would have surrendered the White House to Trump and may have saved the country.

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Don’t Get into Politics in New Hampshire

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 10:00 +0000

New Hampshire politics is very much like life. You don’t know who has your best interest at heart until there’s a knife in it.

Since 2018, I have been full throttle, volunteering for local, state, and federal campaigns.

Eddie Edwards, Bryant Corky Messner, Matt Mowers, our unlikable Governor Christopher T. Sununu, Gen. Don Bolduc, President Donald J Trump, and most recently, Hollie Noveletsky and current gubernatorial candidate Kelly Ayotte.

I have never volunteered for a Democratic campaign, but by the way I am treated in Belknap County, you would think that I bootlick for the other side.

We want to thank Hon. Richard H Littlefield for this Contribution – Please direct yours to Steve@GraniteGrok.com.
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If you are new to politics, my advice would be to lay back and get a really good sense of the wings you are putting yourself under, hoping to learn.

And whatever you do, don’t be like that union bootlicker Mike Bordes, who apparently believes that drinking and driving as an elected official is A-OK!

Most importantly, if you are in the Laconia area, Do Not under any circumstances fall out of line with the overpriced housing club, local landlords, and those who believe the homeless are TRASH because you will see very quickly that it doesn’t matter how conservative your record is, or how much you want to get away from the mind-numbing bullish!t and offer any solution at all good or bad to what ails the city, there are too many do nothing, status quo loving ideologues out there to make your life a living hell.

Now, I know that you can’t make everyone happy.

Not everyone who reads this letter will agree with me or like me afterward, and that’s okay.

But I have a voice, an opinion, and a record of keeping my promises that I would defend against anyone, past, present, or future.

My platform in 2020-21 was to protect the unborn, expand on Granite Staters’ right to self-defense, and promote school choice.

1. I voted for the ONLY abortion bill that the GOP could get passed, and eventually endorsed by both major parties.
2. I voted for expanded self defense rights, and other 2A related bills.
3. I voted to bring school choice to the state of New Hampshire.

If you’re thinking that this is all jumbled, you would be right! See what politics can do to people who only want to see good things happen!
I want to thank some people who may not always agree but understand that I am a hardworking Republican who makes mistakes from time to time.

Beth and Peter Varney, Douglas Trottier, Travis O’Hara, Alan Glassman, Tim Lang, and my brother Rep. candidate Ronnie Abbott.

They have never wavered in their support for me or in my ability to govern with humility and an understanding that everyone deserves a seat at the table.

Remember, New Hampshire, we don’t need irresponsible alcoholics running our state, and we don’t need feckless Republicans who pretend to give a damn.

Sincerely,
Hon. Richard H Littlefield

 

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Custom EdTech Software: Transforming Education Through LMS and SIS Integration

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 09:00 +0000

In the ever-evolving landscape of education technology, custom edtech software has emerged as a powerful tool for institutions seeking to enhance their digital capabilities and improve learning outcomes. This article explores the transformative potential of custom EdTech solutions, with a particular focus on the integration of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS).

The Rise of Custom EdTech Software

As educational institutions face increasingly complex challenges, off-the-shelf software often falls short in meeting their unique needs. Custom EdTech software offers a tailored approach, allowing schools and universities to create digital environments that align perfectly with their specific pedagogical approaches, administrative processes, and student requirements.

Key advantages of custom EdTech software include:

  1. Tailored functionality
    2. Scalability
    3. Improved user experience
    4. Enhanced data security
    5. Seamless integration with existing systems
LMS and SIS Integration: The Cornerstone of Modern EdTech

At the heart of many custom EdTech solutions lies the integration of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS). This powerful combination creates a cohesive digital ecosystem that streamlines administrative tasks, enhances communication, and provides valuable insights into student performance.

LMS platforms serve as the central hub for course delivery, content management, and student engagement. They offer tools for creating and distributing learning materials, facilitating online discussions, and assessing student progress. Popular LMS options include Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard.

SIS, on the other hand, focus on managing student data, including enrollment information, grades, attendance records, and demographic details. These systems are crucial for administrative tasks such as scheduling, reporting, and compliance management.

The integration of LMS and SIS brings numerous benefits:
  1. Data synchronization
    2. Streamlined workflows
    3. Comprehensive reporting
    4. Improved communication
    5. Enhanced decision-making capabilities

Real-World Applications of Custom EdTech Software

To illustrate the impact of custom EdTech software with LMS and SIS integration, let’s explore some practical applications:

Personalized Learning Pathways

Custom EdTech software can leverage data from both LMS and SIS to create personalized learning experiences for students. By analyzing performance data, learning preferences, and course history, the system can recommend tailored content, adaptive assessments, and targeted interventions. This level of personalization can significantly improve student engagement and academic outcomes.

Automated Administrative Processes

Integrating LMS and SIS through custom software can automate many time-consuming administrative tasks. For example:

– Course registration and enrollment can be streamlined, with prerequisites automatically checked and conflicts identified.
– Grade submission and transcript generation can be automated, reducing errors and saving time for faculty and staff.
– Attendance tracking can be seamlessly integrated across systems, providing real-time insights for administrators and parents.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Custom edtech software that integrates LMS and SIS can provide powerful analytics capabilities. Administrators can gain insights into:

– Student performance trends across different courses and programs
– Resource utilization and allocation
– Retention risk factors and early intervention opportunities
– Curriculum effectiveness and areas for improvement

By harnessing these insights, institutions can make data-driven decisions to improve educational outcomes and operational efficiency.

Enhanced Communication and Collaboration

Integrated custom EdTech solutions can facilitate better communication between students, faculty, and administrators. Features might include:

– Unified messaging systems that work across LMS and SIS platforms
– Collaborative workspaces for group projects and peer-to-peer learning
– Parent portals that provide real-time access to student progress and important announcements

Challenges in Implementing Custom EdTech Software

While the benefits of custom EdTech software are significant, institutions should be aware of potential challenges:

  1. Cost considerations: Developing bespoke solutions can be more expensive upfront compared to off-the-shelf alternatives.
  2. Development time: Creating custom software takes time, and institutions must be prepared for a potentially lengthy implementation process.
  3. Technical expertise: Institutions may need to invest in additional IT resources or partner with external developers to create and maintain custom solutions.
  4. User adoption: Implementing new systems can face resistance from users accustomed to existing processes. Comprehensive training and change management strategies are crucial for success.
  5. Data security and privacy: With increasing concerns about data protection in education, custom solutions must be designed with robust security measures in mind.
Best Practices for Custom EdTech Software Implementation

To maximize the benefits of custom EdTech software with LMS and SIS integration, institutions should consider the following best practices:

  1. Conduct a thorough needs assessment: Before embarking on a custom software project, clearly define your institution’s specific requirements and pain points.
  2. Involve stakeholders early: Engage faculty, administrators, and students in the design process to ensure the solution meets their needs and expectations.
  3. Prioritize user experience: Design intuitive interfaces and workflows that minimize the learning curve for users.
  4. Plan for scalability: Ensure your custom solution can grow and adapt as your institution’s needs evolve.
  5. Implement robust data governance: Establish clear policies and procedures for data management, security, and privacy.
  6. Provide comprehensive training: Offer ongoing training and support to ensure users can fully leverage the capabilities of the new system.
  7. Continuously evaluate and improve: Regularly gather feedback and analyze system performance to identify areas for enhancement.
The Future of Custom EdTech Software

As technology continues to advance, the possibilities for custom EdTech software are expanding. Some emerging trends to watch include:

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: These technologies can be integrated into custom solutions to provide personalized learning experiences, predictive analytics, and automated administrative tasks.
  2. Virtual and Augmented Reality: Custom software can incorporate immersive technologies to enhance learning experiences, particularly in fields such as science, medicine, and engineering.
  3. Blockchain: This technology has the potential to revolutionize credential verification and transcript management within integrated LMS and SIS systems.
  4. Internet of Things (IoT): Custom solutions can leverage IoT devices to create smart campuses, improve resource management, and enhance student safety.
  5. Advanced Analytics: As data collection and processing capabilities improve, custom EdTech software will be able to provide even more sophisticated insights into student performance and institutional effectiveness.
Conclusion

Custom EdTech software, particularly when integrating LMS and SIS functionality, represents a powerful tool for educational institutions seeking to optimize their digital ecosystems. By providing tailored solutions that address specific needs and challenges, these systems can significantly enhance the learning experience, improve administrative efficiency, and drive better outcomes for students and institutions alike.

As the education sector continues to evolve, the role of custom EdTech software will only grow in importance. Institutions that embrace these technologies and invest in bespoke solutions will be better positioned to meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and administrators in an increasingly digital world.

While challenges exist in implementing custom solutions, the potential benefits far outweigh the obstacles. By carefully considering their unique requirements, partnering with experienced developers, and focusing on user adoption, educational institutions can harness the full potential of custom EdTech software to create more effective, efficient, and engaging learning environments.

The future of education lies in the ability to adapt and innovate. Custom EdTech software, with its capacity for seamless LMS and SIS integration, offers a path forward for institutions looking to stay at the forefront of educational technology. As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in education, custom solutions will play a crucial role in shaping the next generation of learning experiences, empowering institutions to provide truly personalized and effective education for all students.

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Night Cap: Will America Survive the Threat of Islam

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 02:00 +0000

Nearly 1400 years ago, a large number of Muslim jihadists from across the scorching Arabian desert, motivated by the ideology of Islam, indoctrinated by Muhammad, unafraid of death, conquered Iran (Persia), one of the greatest, strongest and most tolerant empires known throughout the history of man. The invasion of Persia was completed five years after the death of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, though Persian resistance continued for centuries up to and including the present time. (Most Iranians consider the current regime as the continuation of 1400 years of Islamic tyranny and oppression).

The Bedouin Arabs who toppled the Sassanid Empire were propelled not only by a desire for conquest and to steal Persian jewels and treasures but also to enslave Iranian women and children while imposing their barbaric ideology upon the entire population. With that, they almost wiped out one of the most benevolent and ancient religions, Zoroastrianism, which is often called the mother of all revealed religions.

The political nature of Islam demanded that a conquered people not only convert to Islam but also regard its past history as a time of darkness before the light of Islam came. Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy purging pre-Islamic Persian history from children’s textbooks. Islam required conquered people to scorn their own past and love their Islamic Arab conquerors by striving to imitate them. According to Islam, all history before Islam was an era of “darkness” and should be discarded. Islam is a brutal, hyper-masculine, barbarian, tribal warrior cult that glories in murder, mutilation, rape, genocide, terrorism, destruction and anarchy.

When Arabs, a collection of backward, nomadic warrior tribes who did not even have a fully developed scripted language, conquered sophisticated cultures such as Egypt, Syria, Persia, and the Byzantine Empire, they took control over some of the world’s largest centers of accumulated knowledge. To claim that there was an “Islamic Golden Age” is like saying a group of savages storming into the world’s largest libraries, murdering all the librarians, and then claiming to have written all the books there gives credit to this myth. Islam’s much-vaunted “Golden Age” was, in fact, just the twilight of conquered pre-Islamic cultures, an echo of times past. In all honesty, Islam’s trophy to human civilization is and always has been Islamic terrorism.

The prophet of Islam motivated his rapidly growing body of followers to rally around him by proclaiming: if they are victorious, they will have the treasures of the infidels as well as their women and children as slaves to hold or sell; if the faithful kill the infidels in doing the work of Allah, further reward awaits them in paradise; and, in the unlikely event that they are killed, they find themselves in Allah’s glorious paradise for an eternal life of joy and bliss.

The Persians underestimated the power and dedication of this newly formed Islamic ideology of hate and violence by the desert dwellers. An unexpected, unorthodox attack on the Persian army caused it to fall into the hands of the butchers of Islam. Eventually, the culture of death prevailed, and the era of Islamic terrorism began. Americans need to learn from the Persian experience and become more vigilant.

My fellow Americans, 1400 years later, a few Islamic terrorist States, flushed with petrodollars, are seeking and working hard for Islamic world domination through worldwide Islamic terrorism. They are determined to destroy everything America and the free world stand for and intend to replace it with the most barbaric ideology known as Sharia. Islam sees Christian America as a formidable enemy standing in its path of world domination. Hence, it has waged stealth jihad on Christian America. It is time to wake up and wake up fast.

In many surprising ways, America resembles the great ancient Persia. Like the ancient Persians, who were the first-world managers and the most tolerant empire-builders, America, by its constitution, is also the most tolerant and benevolent nation in the world. Let us hope that America’s destiny will not end up like Persia’s.

Regretfully, reading about the Islamic religiously mandated horrific acts and even seeing them on television or the Internet may momentarily repulse, but does not terribly concern many Americans. After all, those things still are happening on the other side of the world and away from their homes; we are safe in Fortress America, and so goes the thinking.

“Fortress America” is a delusion that even the events of 9/11 and the Maj. The Nidal Malik Hasan massacre seems to have failed to dispel. Many prefer to believe that the assault of 9/11 was an aberration since nothing like it has happened since, and it is unlikely that anything of the sort will ever happen again; so goes the wishful thinking. Reality portrays a vastly different picture. America is far from a fortress, given its vast, wide-open borders. It is a nation of laws where all forms of freedom are enshrined in its constitution, and Americans live by a humane ethos diametrically different from those of Islamist savageries. Sadly, these differences confer great advantages to the Islamists and place America in imminent danger.

The breach of “Fortress America” from the air on 9/11 is only the first installment of many more forthcoming heinous assaults, about which we have been repeatedly warned by Muslim thugs living in caves. Unless we abandon our way of thinking, we will suffer the consequences of a dangerous complacency. We need to stop relying on the invincibility of the law-enforcement people and willingly make the sacrifices that would protect our way of life.

I have never claimed that the reported 1.6 billion Muslims are all jihadists aiming to destroy civilization and establish Muhammad’s Ummah over all of us. I certainly know that the active jihadists are a small minority. Yet, it takes a blind eye to ignore militant minorities. Did Hitler become the Chancellor of Germany because he and his gang got the majority vote in Germany? More than 65% of Germans were not supporters of Hitler and his party and viewed the Nazis as louts and worthless. Yet, we all know what this little minority did while being ignored.

What about forest fires? You cannot ignore a little smoldering fire here, a little smoldering fire there because the rest of the forest is not on fire. Only a fool will ignore these fires because they will eventually devour the forest.

The recent migration of Muslims to non-Islamic lands began as a seemingly harmless, even useful, trickle of desirable, cheap, and needed labor. Before long, greater and greater numbers of Muslims deluged the new territories, and as they gained in numbers—by high birth rate as well as new arrivals—Muslims began reverting to their intolerant ways by, for instance, demanding legal status for Sharia (Islamic laws), the type of draconian laws that for the most part resemble those of man’s barbaric past.

Just a sobering note: mild Islamism is already here. As an example, there was the Muslim cab driver of the Minneapolis Airport and his refusal to ferry passengers with alcohol or even those with seeing-eye dogs; Muslim inmates demanding to be served only halal food, Kentucky Fried Chicken opens first halal restaurant in New York City, honor killing, Muslim students badgering universities for special facilities for their meetings, and, for the first time ever two Muslim Congressmen assuming the office by swearing on the Quran and not the Bible.

Islam need not even literally destroy the civilized world. All it needs is to gain enough power to impose its worse-than-death Sharia on everyone. If you are not up to speed with the horrors that Muslim governments and their jihadist foot soldiers commit daily, you need to open your eyes and deal with this deadly threat of Islam with much more realism.

Ignoring the smoldering fire and relying on a few local “firefighters” to keep the fires from spreading is either naive or outright criminal, but it is certainly the easiest thing to do. That’s why I have chosen to fight the fire, and I am calling for help to put out Islam, the source that raises arsonists — the minority that they may be. It takes one arsonist to set a fire that a thousand firefighters will have difficulty putting out. The few Muslims who are brave enough to advocate reform of their religion are tossed out of mosques or, very likely, labeled as apostates with a death warrant.

When our leaders, for instance, call Islam a great religion, they are appeasing, if not lying outright. We, the people, elect our leaders, holding them accountable to be honorable. When they use their voice to call Islam a great religion, the most deadly threat to everything we cherish, not only do they legitimize Islamofascism, but they also infuse the rest of us with a false belief.

While former President Obama glorified Islam, the barbarians have made it inside our fortress. They have infiltrated our system of government. This time around, the people of the sword have their collaborator, Useful Idiots, inside, busily doing all they can to dismantle our republic and replace it with worse death Islamic ideology by appeasing the enemy.

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I’m on Board With The Surgical Castration for Child Sex Offenders

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-06-28 00:00 +0000

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Surgical Castration for Child Sex Offenders. A court-appointed medical expert will need to determine whether the offender is ‘an appropriate candidate’ for surgical castration.”

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has signed into law a bill that would allow state judges to sentence those convicted of sex crimes against victims under the age of 13 to undergo surgical castration. Senate Bill 371, sponsored by state Sen. Regina Ashford Barrow, is expected to take effect on Aug. 1 following the Republican governor’s signature on June 18.

The law allows Louisiana judges to punish offenders aged 17 and older with surgical castration if they are convicted of aggravated sex crimes against a victim under the age of 13.

A court-appointed medical expert will need to determine whether the offender is ‘an appropriate candidate’ for surgical castration? You need to DETERMINE appropriateness??  Only two measures are needed: 1) Found guilty and 2) Something is dangling between his legs (euphemistically called “Peter and his baggage”). I am all on board with this. Given the crime, I can think of worse punishments, but this is appropriate.

ON point 1, “appropriate”…See, Simple. Uncomplicated. This is not rocket science or quantum mechanics. It should happen as soon as possible. Put the evidence/offending member into a jar of formaldehyde and give it to the molester as a souvenir. Or, with a straight face, tell him he just had half of his transgender “bottom surgery.” After all, isn’t that the new secular religion of the Left? Pushing transgenderism on everyone?

Seriously, decisions have consequences; they must have severe consequences for such an evil crime of molesting innocent children. I can’t believe this consequence can be ruled cruel or unusual. And for those that say otherwise, go and sacrifice your children to one of these monsters and then tell me, “Oh, perfectly fine with this.” Let us all see if you agree that pedophilia is just another form of natural sexuality, that “minor-attracted person” is a more “inclusive” term as if it was a normal part of Society. If you think so, let’s consider the same treatment for you as well.

The Left no longer believes that true evil exists (unless one is simply a political opponent that doesn’t hold to your beliefs”) and thus, must eradicate its usage – and the norms that used to protect the rest of us from this behavior. And they will insist that we all go along with their depravity.

However, I’m thinking not; I’m surprised that the set of normal people who went after that Ecuadorian illegal alien in NYC that raped a 13-year-old girl and RECORDED IT didn’t slice him up when they caught him (reformatted, emphasis mine):

An Ecuadorian illegal alien who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in  at Kissena Park in Queens made his first appearance in a New York court Wednesday. Christian Geovanny Inga-Landi, 25, did not say anything during the court hearing. He was remanded and will be held in custody, according to local reports.

Inga-Landi was arrested on Tuesday after New York City locals helped track him down following the New York Police Department releasing images and a video of him.  A group tracked him down at a deli in Corona, where they proceeded to attack and detain him until police arrived, according to local media.

Police officials claimed Inga-Landi came into the country illegally and was apprehended by Customs and Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, in 2021. Inga-Landi is facing charges including rape, sex abuse, robbery, menacing, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a weapon, and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. 

The Left’s “Defund the Police” has had its intended result – ordinary people now know that their Elites don’t care about them and have removed their governmental crime safety net from them – police. While the Elites seem to have expected plebes to just put up with crime and just “take it”, they also seem to be alarmed that Normal people are refusing to go along with their “social justice” – they ARE taking things into their own hands in their own version of “justice”.

The Left has no one to blame (but they won’t take ownership of it) but themselves for this. I’m just surprised that the ad-hoc vigilantes didn’t met out a more severe level of a beat-down. Or a “carve-out”, if you wish. After all, Inga-Landi held that poor girl at knife-point – the Louisiana solution would be a perfect “justice served.”

 

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Unhinged AOC Goes On A Screaming Tirade

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 22:00 +0000

What was it that Tucker Carlson said? The “Democrat” Party consists of weak men and angry women. Well … AOC is demonstrating the accuracy of Tucker’s assessment below.

The context is she is campaigning for the “Democrat” Congressman who pulled a fire alarm to try to prevent a vote … obstructing an official proceeding … and got the lightest of slaps on the wrist because the “justice system” in America is a JOKE.

And HERE is the Woke-Commie showing the voters her dance moves.

 

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Abortion, Abortion, Abortion

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 20:00 +0000

I see in the New Hampshire Journal that the NHGOP is going to waste donor money in six figures again. It is the anniversary of the Dobbs decision, which correctly abandoned Roe v. Wade and sent the abortion question back to the states. Massachusetts and Mississippi are always going to decide differently, and under federalism, that is okay.

So New Hampshire Democrats are going to hold rallies, and the NHGOP is going to spend money — before the rallies — and pat itself on the back for being proactive rather than reactive. Here is the result:

1. Democrats will lie that Republicans want to take away your rights.
2. Republicans will whine that, no, that’s not what we intend.
3. Whom you believe will depend on whom you tend to believe.
4. So, does nothing change? No: New Hampshire Republicans are talking abortion — an issue where we ALWAYS LOSE.

And dissing our own evangelical faction in the process.

We are once again letting the enemy choose the battlefield.

The decision to devolve abortion to the states is correct and wise. The United States has regional social differences and there is no need, nor Constitutional mandate, to use federal force to put the regions in lockstep. Donald Trump really did get this done by appointing principled federalists to the Supreme Court. Early in this year’s campaign, he turned aside social conservatives and said that Republicans would run on abortion being an issue for the states.

He is wiser than the rest of you. Persuasive Karoline Leavitt (and I am so glad she’s making a difference with Trump rather than sucking up to the Sununu GOP to try to get them to lift a finger for her next time) repeatedly asserted she was not going to try to enact her religious beliefs into law. Unfortunately, “I have strong beliefs but am so libertarian I will do nothing to advance them” did not work for Mitt Romney, who does not have strong beliefs; it was a tougher sell for Karoline, a Catholic to the marrow, and it is the single issue that torpedoed her 2022 campaign.

So, obviously, New Hampshire Democrats want to go to that well again—and New Hampshire Republicans are spending six figures to help them—while Pretty Kelly Ayotte is adamant that she is running for state office to do nothing about it, while challenger Chuck Morse will slap back and make deals as he always has.

I voted for Karen Testerman twice because she’s in politics because she believes in stuff. But Republicans lose when the question is whether we want to use GUNPOINT to make people live more Christian lives. It’s the same as Democrats using GUNPOINT to make people conserve water, stop using hydrocarbons, wear feedbags if there’s a cold going around, treat minorities better, and promote cross-dressing. Republicans win when the question is whether we want to STOP USING GUNPOINT to force people who think abortion is murder to pay for abortions for strangers. When Jeanne Shaheen keeps saying this endangers “access to health care,” we should take apart that dishonest spin with specifics.

In the meantime, the correct response to the claim that a Republican candidate wants to limit abortion is: “No! But tax cuts and deregulation will get you a better job and put more money in your pocket.” Do we have any candidates with that level of intellectual dexterity?

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Is Tyler Cherry A Diversity Promotion Or A Joke

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 18:00 +0000

I do not want to write this article about the first impression I got when I saw a picture of Tyler Cherry, but it is hard not to. The White House is irate over the criticism of the current Interior Department assistant press secretary. Cherry is now associate communications director at the White House.

Cherry took action today to sterilize his online social fingerprint by deleting 2,496 tweets between Sunday night and Monday morning. Cherry’s actions were a good try, but his controversial tweets were out there for years. If any of them were damaging, they are already archived into people’s accounts who will use these radical tweets against the newly promoted staffer.

Biden is obviously rewarding this lifelong homosexual with a promotion during Pride Month to prove how WOKE he is. Still, you would think he would realize his most diverse administration has been an abject failure. In three-plus years, his staff may resemble the American quilt, but they have accomplished little and might as well be more like a comfort blanket. We have a perfect example of identity, or DEI hires, instead of choices made on meritocracy. Biden has satisfied a minute segment of his radical left, but as usual, he has done a disservice to the people of America. I am sure that Biden would have found thousands of qualified and competent applicants if he had searched for someone to fill this role without his preconceived requirements.

With Cherry, we have much more than a gay white man. We have someone who has views that are very dangerous for America and should have disqualified him from the job. Among the thousands of tweets he erased were some that showed his pure angst for the police, “Apt time to recall that the modern day police system is a direct evolution of slave patrols and lynch mobs.” “Abolish ICE,” and “Cheersing in bars to ending the occupation of Palestine no-hame and f-your glares.” He may have deleted these from X, but they will live on forever, as some of his followers shared them. Maybe he should have tried Hillary’s special bleach.

Cherry is much more than pro-Gaza. He is totally anti-Israel and has promoted “Russiagate”. He downplays these thousands of tweets as reflections of his beliefs when he was younger and does not mirror his current views. That line may work in Biden’s Human Resource Department, but not on the streets of America..These tweets are who Tyler Cherry is, and for the White House to be proud to have him on the staff is another indication the administration is not operating in our best interest but in satisfying those of every fringe group imaginable. Biden is getting redundant, though. We already have an incompetent gay, white male with Pete Buttigieg and a feckless gay black female with Karine Jean-Pierre. We didn’t need to check these boxes again. He could have done something different and unique and hired someone who could actually do the job.

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Boston Celtic Spirituality

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 16:00 +0000

A favorite travel terminal at Boston’s Logan Airport features numerous championship banners honoring Boston’s pro teams: Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox. Will a ceremony occur there when the Celtics’ 18th banner joins all the rest?

The afterglow from the Celtics’ recent NBA title triumph still lights our sports world. And it will for a while. One loves how a title team unites a community—regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or political persuasion.

So, what can one add to all that’s been written about 6/17’s record 18th Celtic championship?

How about a Sport-Thought re: the extraordinary spiritual/religious reflections expressed by so many of the C’s following their wonderful win?

Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla shared that his family’s post-championship travels will take them to the Holy Land—as opposed to Disney Land.

Mazzulla is a devout Catholic who claims his identity flows from his “purpose” and “faith.” He has a green and gold wooden rosary made from the Boston Garden’s original parquet floor.

Other Celtics like Jayson Tatum were prayerful following the victory.

“First of all, God is the greatest,” said Tatum, according to NBC sports. “Not because we won, but to put me into a position to maximize my God-given ability to surround me with these guys, my family. It’s an incredible feeling.”

Thirty-eight-year-old C’s forward Al Horford is a devout member of the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International. He wasn’t shy about showing his grateful side on national television minutes after the Celtics’ penultimate 106-88 win over the Dallas Mavericks, proclaiming “La Gloria a Dios” (The Glory of God) to countless millions. Faith and perseverance eventually rewarded the Dominican star with a title, ending the league’s longest active streak of career playoff games without a championship (186). Horford had certainly been otherwise blessed in many ways. (His wife, Amelia Vega, was Miss Universe 2003.)

Celtic star Jrue Holiday has a Bible passage tattooed on his left forearm from Philippians 4:6-7 about finding peace through faith in God.

Other Celtics like backup center Luke Kornet also draw strength, hope and inspiration from their beliefs. A devout Catholic, Kornet is a “Knight of Columbus” who attends Mass whenever he can. He’s proud of the perspective and balance his faith has provided him during his life journey.

And so it goes with all of the above as well as other Celtics like playoff MVP Jaylen Brown, who like Tatum and Horford, also referenced the Almighty while speaking to those untold millions around the world during the post-game interviews. The players’ auras and actions speak to teamwork, mutual support, and cooperation. The team transmitted the positive energy typically exuded by true people of faith—as opposed to the angry energy we so often see surrounding non-believing progressives.
There’s no shortage of unhappy folks who denounce and demean people of faith. Progressives cite the 1st Amendment while seeking to allow pornographic materials in school libraries while often quashing religious expression—even though the 1st Amendment expressly guarantees freedom of religious expression! Our society has evolved into a lesser, coarser place since I was a youngster when most folks went to church, and we actually prayed in public schools.
To be sure, religious communities do have their share of hypocrites and charlatans—which angry progressives love to point out. And Celtic spiritual energy didn’t keep the C’s from losing a Game 7 at home to Miami last year.
Still, the Celtic post-game religious “afterglow” was compelling and inspiring, at least to those willing to enjoy—if not embrace—it all. Will this new “Celtic Way” positively influence others in the future?

One wag suggested that the Detroit Pistons—who just finished 50 games behind the Celtics—hire a chaplain as an assistant coach.

Maybe Al Horford?

“La Gloria a Dios.”

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Why Does Joe Need 16 Debate Coaches

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 14:00 +0000

Back in the day, about sixty years ago, the Celtics dominated the NBA for 13 years, winning 11 championships. Only John Wooden and his UCLA Bruins may have had a better run. There was one constant with all of those banners hanging from the old Garden rafters: the coach.

Red Auerbach was a one-man show, wearing all of the hats of the organization. He was Coach, General Manager, and President. Red would not have known what to do with a row of specialty coaches sitting behind the bench as they do today. Each team has more coaches than players. It seems so unnecessary. You are probably wondering where I am going with this line of thought. I’m getting there.

The first Presidential debate is scheduled for this Thursday, and the two candidates could not be more different, even in their debate prep. Trump is old school. He is Red Auerbach. He is campaigning daily and holding rallies at night. Trump is aware of the events of the world and has his answers down pat for any question. Biden is the new school, baby. He is in seclusion at Camp David, working hard with his 16 debate coaches to grasp current events. He is also practicing how to mask the least successful presidency in history. The Dems are getting more anxious as we get closer to show time. The legacy media is bracing for a Biden loss, and Obama and Hilary are making noise about a replacement for Biden should he bomb on Thursday night.

Biden has to stay away from policy discussion and stick to insulting Trump. Trump has to stay away from personal attacks and stick to policies. Trump has a record showing the contrast between his and Biden’s terms. He does have to go after the lies that have become the Biden legacy. The Biden surrogates are spread across America, trying to convince Americans that they are better off under Biden. Lying to us is insulting enough, but trying to convince us we have amnesia and do not appreciate the good times we are in. They use a similar approach to people who said they were better off under Trump. They are trying to convince these people they do not remember the Trump years and were not good.

The prep the Dems feel Biden needs is sad. This man is the leader of the free world, and he needs to spend time in a simulated CNN set to develop a comfort level for the aging president. They have Biden standing for ninety minutes twice a day to try to prepare him physically. Unless they turn to some magical pharmaceutical to get him stoked, as they did for the State of the Union, the Dems cannot turn Biden into a younger, more vital version in a week.

Finally, the debate for Trump will be unfair. It will be one against three, as two allies from CNN join Biden. Jake Tapper and Dana Bash have been open about their disdain for Trump. They will use their roles in the debate to bolster Biden and tear down Trump. Knowing this makes a Trump win on Thursday night even more impressive.

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EVs Will Never Be Anything More Than a Niche For the Guilty Rich (and a Smattering of Ideological Zombies)

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 12:00 +0000

Did you know that the people funding the Keep It in the Ground Corps are a handful of obscenely wealthy individuals who probably haven’t a clue what it is like to live in the real world? They push electrification and (of course) electric vehicles.

I have long referred to EVs (still not green) as lawn ornaments of the rich and famous. They are a partisan niche product—impractical virtue trophies signaling the presence of right-thinking minds. And the data supports that.

My second thought, after basking in the glow of confirmation bias with receipts, was that these are likely some of the wealthiest countries in America as well.

Surprise! That’s true, too. Fifteen of the top 20 counties listed above are among the richest in the land. Those not in the top 10 include LA County, Sacramento, Fresno, Multnomah, and Honolulu—all still top-heavy, with Democrats buying cars that run on coal or natural gas.

Did you know that half of all EVs in the US are concentrated in California, Florida, and Texas? That’s probably a good idea, given how poorly they run in cold weather.

You’ll still see a few further north, but they were unaffordable even before the economy hit the shit!tter. Add to that their impracticality, and it becomes less likely that regular folks will ever even try to adopt them, which puts their political advocates in a bad spot. They want to mandate these things over the next decades.

And we’re not talking about rolling up a sleeve for an untested experimental injection. America’s cultural heritage may be in tatters, but convincing people they have to drive a car that is not just impractical but unaffordable? It should cost them the state legislatures where they’ve advanced it and keep them from taking ones where they’d like to.

The problem, of course, is messaging.

Greta was just the latest climate prophet to predict our end in 2018 when she said we’d be in a doom loop in five years if we didn’t abandon fossil fuels—another in a long line of experts who declared ice-less poles and dire consequences to follow. It’s why we are all supposed to embrace EVs or else. As far as I can tell, being wrong, especially given the real-world price we’re expected to pay to accommodate these progressive propagandist prognostications, hasn’t cost them a thing.

 

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Wrong, NH-NeverTrump Journal … The NHGOP Is NOT “Playing Offense” On Abortion

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 10:00 +0000

The NHGOP Establishment is such a gaggle of beta leaf-eaters that they believe that “pledging” to keep abortion legal under any circumstances for six months is “playing offense.” At the outset, to be clear, the majority of voters in this State are reprobates whose moral compasses (if they have any) are beyond repair … so the present law is likely the best you can do.

The point of this post is that the beta boys (and beta girls) who “lead” the NHGHOP have no idea what “playing offense” actually entails.

Playing offense means calling every prominent Democrat who claims New Hampshire has an “abortion ban” a LIAR and calling them liars publicly, loudly, and relentlessly. Even better, call them F_____G LIARS because that is what they are. Point out that someone who will LIE to you about one thing will lie to you about other things, as, for example, Cindy WORMington did when she was a shill for big pharma.

But the NHGOP, of course, won’t do this BECAUSE IT TAKES TESTOSTERONE, which is in short supply and, in most cases, nonexistent among NHGOP “leadership.” Above all, these hopeless eunuchs believe in “losing gracefully.”

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Night Cap: Wither Goes the Office of Racial Equity?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2024-06-27 02:00 +0000

In my last article, I noted that back in February 2023, the Director of Racial Equity, Xusana Davis, warned in testimony that the Clean Heat Standard in its then-current form was not an equitable piece of legislation, listed a number of problems with the bill, and hasn’t been heard from since. Weirdly so. This got me wondering: where are Davis and her Office in all this mess? Bueller?… Bueller?….

Here we have a law that is supposed to change how our entire economy works and our very way of life – with lots of so-called “social justice” and “equity” issues at stake, not to mention the accompanying tornado of politically correct, social justice warrior lingo, official and unofficial — and the Office of Racial Equity (which its website insists is “not exclusively focused on only certain racial and ethnic groups—we support equity for all of Vermont’s residents and visitors,” so we all have a stake in its ostensible mission of fairness) has absolutely nothing to say about it? Again, I say, weird.

The Climate Council has nine members from the Administration on it, plus five more non-member appointees to subcommittees – NONE from the Office of Racial (But Not Really Racial!) Equity. Not even on the Council’s Just Transitions subcommittee for which, one would think, it would be a natural if not critical fit.

The Public Utilities Commission’s Equity Advisory Group on the Clean Heat Standard has three Administration members representing the Department of Public Service, the Department of Children and Families, and the Vermont State Housing Authority. But NO ONE from the Office of Racial (But Not Really Racial!) Equity Office. For crying out loud, the two entities have the same operative word in their titles, but… no? Weird.

Are Davis and her Office being ironically discriminated against? Intentionally silenced on this issue? If so, they don’t seem to care. About that, this, or apparently anything. It turns out my mystification about the Office’s disinterested silence on climate policy isn’t limited to just climate policy.

According to the Racial Equity Office’s state website, the last public meeting it held took place on July 26, 2023. The one before that on March 15, 2023. There are currently no events listed on its calendar.

As far as I can tell, neither Davis nor anyone in her office has ever issued a press release on any policy, anything of substance, or really anything at all. Every press release posted on its webpage is a reprint of something put out by the Governor’s office recognizing one day of recognition or another, the last one being a boilerplate hat tip to Black History Month last February signed by Governor Scott.

Even this year, when the Vermont legislature moved forward a proposed Constitutional Amendment adding an “equal protection” clause, PR.4, the Office of Racial (But Not Really Racial) Equity didn’t release a public statement as concise as “Yippee!” That’s weird.

A Google search of “Xusana Davis VT/news” returns less than a page of hits, the latest of which is an October 2023 article on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to supply translation services in emergency situations in which she is quoted. Interesting, but more important than an energy policy that will likely impact low-income and other economically vulnerable Vermonters’ ability to survive winter and/or afford to stay in their homes? I don’t think so!

It’s almost as if this whole office is just an expensive, taxpayer-funded, BS façade that is intended to be seen (as a “social justice” fig leaf to distract and placate the masses of low-information Leftist drones) but not heard, certainly not in any meaningful way on any policy of substance. And its members seem okay with that role.

The near total lack of documented activity by the Office after early 2023 led me to wonder if the thing had been quietly shut down, just as Burlington recently defunded its not particularly useful Racial Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity department to help curb out-of-control spending. But no. There in the state budget was listed the salary and benefits package for the “Exec. Dir. Of Racial Equity” at $167,143, plus two more additions to the team, an Education and Outreach Associate and an Equity Policy and Research Analyst at $103,123 and $95,553 respectively, bringing the office’ complement up to five members.

All doing what and to what end, one asks.

When the highly touted equity goals in arguably the most far-reaching economically disruptive policy in our state are overtly and aggressively tossed out the window… (Quote: “We’re taxing the poor so that the rich can benefit,” Christopher Trombly, Equity Advisory Group. Quote: “We don’t do things based on helping poor people. We do things based on saving the world,” Sen. Mark MacDonald on the Clean Heat Standard. Quote: “The whole Clean Heat Standard… was a boondoggle that really is designed to support entrenched interests,” Pike Porter, Equity Advisory Group.)… and the Office of Racial Equity has nothing to say, what good is it? And why should we taxpayers continue to fund it?

 

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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