The Manchester Free Press

Wednesday • September 28 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXXIX

Manchester, N.H.

“Hate” Reported At Hartford High School

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 22:30 +0000

Hartford High School Principal Nelson Fogg’s office sent out an email to parents reporting a type of “hate” crime had been committed off campus affecting a Hartford High School student. We don’t know who, what, when, where or why because the report was deliberately vague stating:

“We were made aware of a concerning incident that happened to one of our students.  The incident was hateful and racially motivated.  This did not happen on school grounds or during the school day, but as a school district, we will not tolerate or ignore threats to members of our community and we condemn all forms of racism.”

Per the suggestion in the email, we reached out to Hartford’s new Equity Coordinator Maggie Ibrahim at ibrahimm@hartfordschools.net for comment and clarification and have yet to hear back.

A few questions immediately come to mind given the nature of the incident and the new role taken on by Miss Ibrahim.

At the risk of sounding incredulous, the problem with this type of report is both the lack of detail and the now lengthy list of hoax self-hate crimes the likes of Jussie Smollett. One might even recall Dwight Walker, a gay pastor, who set his own car on fire to curry political support. In a moment of honesty, Walker said he “wanted people to see him as a victim”, only he was also the perpetrator. He faced felony arson, lying, and fraud charges as a result.

It would be nice if this were a rarity but the number of hoaxes hate crimes (178 since 2001) compared to known hate groups in Vermont (2) gives one pause. The timing of the incident is also suspicious given the school sent out another email later that week announcing a “Day of Racial Equity” field trip occurring next week (9/30).

Nobody wants to doubt these claims but the lack of transparency given the history of these types of incidents leaves the serious investigator no choice. Who was involved? When did it happen and where? What was said or done? How do we know it was racially motivated?

I come from a neighborhood in a city almost famous for its hatefulness – southeast Portland, Oregon. We had skinheads, Aryan nations, then the Crips, Bloods, Asian gangs, Hell’s Angels, and Tanya Harding. We can hate with the best of them. Now, supreme among them is Antifa who have made themselves masters of hate masquerading as “anti” hate. My favorite was the time they tear-gassed, pepper sprayed, and assaulted children who were with their families for a prayer vigil in Waterfront Park. Because what could possibly be more fascist than praying with your kids?

If this incident is real, and until we get the full story we can’t know for sure; it absolutely should be condemned. However, the vagueness of the report disallows people to give it the necessary vitriol and rebuke any racially motivated act of hate deserves. Whoever was targeted should feel supported and unafraid of shedding light on the who, what, when, where, why, and how? I can think of no other town in Vermont than Hartford that would quickly rise to defend anyone, especially a “marginalized’ person from any act of racial hatred. They don’t just lean left, they live it. This is why this report needs to be transparent for all to get behind the victim if in fact there is an actual victim.

If the school or town refuses to shed the necessary light, then the opportunity to drive another nail in the anti-hate coffin will be missed thanks to the false altar upon which the hate hoaxes have been committed over the years.

The second question of Miss Ibrahim’s position arises wondering what exactly is an Equity Coordinator? How does one coordinate equity among Hartford High School students and faculty? Was this taxpayer paid position requested by the town, and, if not, then by whom and why?

Very little can be found on the Hartford page link to her role and bio (which you can find here). What can be found are the following statement and a list of definitions for the terms listed.

Anti-Racism Statement:

“The School District of the Town of Hartford rejects all forms of racism. Racism in any form will not be tolerated in this school. Hartford Schools are committed to the mission of increasing cultural respect by cultivating a greater understanding of concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity, implicit bias, white privilege, white supremacy, and systemic racism.” 

Finally, the arbiters of designating hate groups remain the Southern Poverty Law Center who has added a “hate map” to its site. Out of all of the United States Vermont has by far the least in all of New England with two. The first is the Patriot Front which finds its base in Texas, the second is a neo-Nazi group called the Nationalist Social Club, which is ironic given NAZI stands for National Socialists. Hitler, though anti-communist, actually favored the racist teachings and gnostic program thought up by socialism’s crown prince Karl Marx.

Vermont’s proud tradition of being the first state in the union to abolish slavery in 1777 to its credit, remains a decidedly anti-hateful place to develop a hate group since only two claim residency here. However, the number of hate crimes reported in Vermont (138) is nearly triple that in New Hampshire (48) which has twice our population. Which begs the question, how is Vermont, the bluest state in the U.S., three times as hateful as New Hampshire, a historically red state?

A brief history lesson on the US government’s historical fight against racism and hate crimes goes back to Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, who fought bravely after replacing the deceased Abraham Lincoln. Among Grant’s many battles was against the lynching of both black and white Americans who were targeted for their stand against racism. Over 1,000 Republicans were lynched during his term in office, though Grant’s efforts brought the extremist Democrat-sponsored Ku Klux Klan and their terrorism in the north to a screeching halt while he remained in office.

I wonder if they’re teaching that at Hartford High School.

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Just Like Abortion, Everything The Dems Do Is Planned Destruction

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 21:00 +0000

Abortion ends a life that can now never be. It does. If you didn’t intervene, that life would be lived, so getting in the way of that ends that life. It is Planned Destruction, as is everything else Democrats do.

Their foreign policy set the world on fire. Democrat economic policy crashed the American economy. Their social policy destroys lives while they are being lived. Their transportation policy will make mobility a privilege of the elite—their policy on immigration results in thousands of dead immigrants. Crime gets worse, as do poverty, drug addiction, and suicide.

They are purposefully destroying our military, which could ultimately destroy America.

Democrats destroy everything they touch on purpose.

They ruined the family, husbands, and men, and now they are trying to destroy “women.”

Even their green policy makes the world a dirtier, more polluted place.

Their public health policy makes people sick and even kills them.

They are turning the strongest currency in the world into the weakest, and the last best hope for human liberty into another authoritarian toilet.

And now they’ve come for your children.

And while there are rank-and-file Dems who are not in on the Destruction, they keep voting for and supporting those who are wrecking America and the world on purpose.

There’s no cure, but there is a remedy.

Stop electing Democrats. End the addiction to federal handouts and bureaucratic meddling. Wean people off it because there is no other path. Democrats will inevitably destroy their own welfare programs. Even that promise is a lie.

 

 

 

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The Communism of Jesus — and the Coming Election

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 19:30 +0000

“Go, sell all you have, give to the poor and come follow Me.” — Mark 10:21

When I was growing up, I had a vague skepticism about one aspect of the Cold War. I did understand that the Russians were coming. The Russians were coming. I did understand that we Americans stood for freedom and would not punish people for, say, creating literature, as those horrible Stalin types did.

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But I did not quite get why our priests, in Sunday sermons, failed to say the occasional nice thing about communism’s apparent “Christianity.”

Later, maybe by college age, I figured out that we have to go whole hog with the theory proclaimed by our side. Ignore any fiddly little questions about it. It’s win or lose, better dead than red, etc.!

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is pathetic. And it’s sooo apparent in the “Midterms.” Dems and Repubs have no intention of listening to each other. For our part, we Republicans lump all Democrats into a category and characterize the lot of ’em as little Bidens. Or little Schumers. (Or little Liz Cheneys.)

I’ll bet a sum of money that if you pulled ten people off the street in Manchester and chatted with them about, say, the Emmy awards (or anything neutral), you wouldn’t glean their party membership. A glowing halo wouldn’t be there to help you identify the Repubs, and a coupla horns wouldn’t give away the identity of the Dems. It’s just not like that.

I’m here to suggest to the triumvirate — Bolduc, Leavitt, and Burns — that they refrain from acting like they are perfect. We, on this side, already feel that they are perfect, so there’s no need for them to keep yelling the perfect Party platform. Doing so won’t add to the votes they get because every Repub is going to tick the right box anyway. (Anyone who doesn’t, please report to Sister Superior.)

The triumvirate needs to win tens of thousands of Dem votes. Per Ballotpedia, the November 2020 election in NH yielded 424,937 votes for Joe Biden (who had fared super-lousy in the Dem Primary) and 365,660 for the incumbent president, Trump. So Don Bolduc needs to get heaps and heaps of Dems, to vote him in to the US Senate. How’s my math?

I haven’t checked the breakdown of Districts 1 and 2 as regards the margin won by Pappas and Kuster, but it’s safe to say that Leavitt and Burns will need to woo many of the “enemy.” And I hope it’s obvious that our candidates gain nothing by yelling that Dems are stupid, dishonest, smelly, or anything untoward. (Tell me if I’ve got the math wrong.)

Back to Jesus

Betcha your average Catholic Democrat in NH thinks socialism has some affinity with the Gospel. Don’t worry, I know that socialism, Marxism, Communism, etc is not a plan for kindness. In fact, I am pretty sure it’s a scam of the first order. Always was, since the French Revolution of 1789 — per Nesta Webster’s amazing insight.

But the scam aspect is known only to a subset of Internet activists. On the streets of Concord, the horned set thinks socialism IS kindness. And if they believe subsidies are a good thing, they’re not far wrong. A libertarian ideal is a lovely ideal, but the reality for, say, the elderly is that a Social Security check is the source of food.

Please don’t get itchy — Yours Truly would love an unsubsidized situation. The New Hampshire ideal is great, but the feds put paid to that generations ago. (New Deal, Great Society, blah blah.) Alas.

I recommend we develop an awareness of the plenty of ordinary Dems who inhabit the Granite State. Not the mean ones. Not the mind-controlled ones. We should see them as being interested in kindness. I saw a rip-roaring food kitchen the other day. Lots of people were helping out. Were they halo’d or horn’d? I don’t know but that sort of activity is typically Dem.

So is LGBT stuff. Jesus respected Mary Magdalen. He even accepted a tax collector — Zacheus, remember? So would He say to a transperson: “Outta here”? I don’t think so.

Don’t get itchy — the propagandizing of children about gender is evil, and if it leads to an adolescent sex change it is positively criminal. But rejecting folks who don’t fit the norm is not exactly New Hampshire.

And taking a stand against them is …uh… unmathematical….

The Needle/Camel Rule

Continuing with that quote from Mark, Chapter 10. Here are verses 25 though 31:

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.”

Whew!

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If Gender is a Social Construct Then So Is The Gender Pay Gap

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 18:00 +0000

The Progressives seem pretty taken by the idea that gender is a social construct. But if sex is not binary, then neither is anything else related to it. Take Megan Rapino, for example.

Millionaire with a Victim Card

She is a very talented millionaire female athlete who has complained for years, despite her success, that she gets paid less than men for doing the same job. That’s the gender pay gap. Or is it? Rapinoe’s success did not come from playing against men. It results from being better than most other women in her chosen profession.

If forced to do the same job – compete professionally against men – Rapinoe doesn’t make the cut.

She’s not Megan Rapinoe, women’s world cup champion. Soccer as a career is never even on the radar. Maybe she’s Megan, your server asking you what kind of dressing you’d like on your house salad or if you’d prefer potato wedges, mashed, baked, or fries. Or Megan, the barista, or perhaps bartender – which worked out okay for Sandy Cortez.

But if gender is a social construct, there can be no women’s soccer. It’s just soccer, and guess what? No women play the game professionally. Men dominate it so completely that women cannot even compete against the C-Team leftovers.

It’s not injustice. It’s sex.

All other things being equal in athletics – effort, training, practice, natural skill – men will always dominate, and that’s a construct of nature.

So no women mean no pay gap.

Outside the arena, the so-called pay gap would also be at odds with the genderless society. If no one is genuinely male or female, then people truly are paid based on their ability, merit, availability, risk factors, appearance, willingness to relocate or travel, and scores of other factors.

No gender no gender pay gap.

But there is a pay gap. Among men, many earn far more than their value because of social constructs. Some women get paid more for similar reasons.

It’s just the way the world works.

And hey, Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a social construct that has enriched many who could neither compete at soccer nor wait tables. But they command salaries well above the national average to perpetuate the social constructs that keep them employed, like the gender pay gap. But if you reconceive sex into something indefinable, past constructs built on a binary foundation must also collapse.

If Megan Rapinoe is earning the same as a man doing the same job, what’s to keep her “employers” from expecting her to do a man’s work – even in soccer? And when she can’t compete with men and finds herself jobless, what then? Outrage?

What if men claiming to be women flood her workspace and outperform her there, making her jobless? Is that different? Is it worthy of the same outrage, and if not, why not?

It’s the social Marxist equivalent of a paradox. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Sex is binary, gender is a social construct, and the pay gap almost always filters for value, not genitals. But if you still want to make genitals meaningless, then the gender pay gap has to go too.

 

 

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Meme Overflow

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 16:30 +0000

As promised in the last Monday Memes, I have an overflow. My meme cup runneth over.  Reasonably confident about a Friday Overflow-Overflow.  We’ll see.

Now, let the mayhem, mockery, and ridicule resume:

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

 

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Who remembers these?  I fear they’re making a comeback…

 

 

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To make it easier:

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

 

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Reminds me of this:

 

 

It’s fun to watch the woketards short out like this.

 

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I am sure this goes both ways.  Men are looking at their women (wait, am I allowed to use those words still?) and wondering if their pampered selves will be able to hand-wash clothes, dig in the dirt and thus forsake their painted nails & make-up, etc.  And in a grid-down situation, with no power and no cell phones, how many will be utterly lost?

 

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I truly wish this were so.  I truly wish that, uncovering that nugget of Truth around which so many lies have been layered, that the scales will fall from peoples’ eyes.  But more and more I have observed that – with rare exceptions – Carl Sagan and Franz Fanon apply:

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”

― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

And both of those tie to vanity.  For example, people are convinced they are GOOD PEOPLE for taking and pushing The Jab.  For them to accept evidence that the Jab is harmful and/or not effective, they’d have to accept that they were fooled and that they might have actually done harm to people by encouraging it… let alone catastrophic harm to their descendants.  Few people have that kind of strength to admit error to that degree.  Not for nothing is Vanity the Devil’s favorite sin…

 

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Pick of the post:

 

 

That Biden likes kids was known even to most of his supporters.  What scares me is that, to them, that was less important than stopping mean tweets from Orange Man Bad.

 

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Palate cleansers:

 

 

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Sanctuary Democrats in One Picture

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 15:00 +0000

The comedy of errors that is the left’s sanctuary state of mind was epitomized by the reaction on Martha’s Vineyard when two plane loads of Illegal Aliens landed on the island. Not on my lawn.

The elected local officials of the uber-rich residents had the “migrants” frog-marched out of their sanctuary by armed escort.

Related: Time to Update Those Progressive “In My America” Yard Signs (Again) – “Immigrants” Not Welcome Edition

None of this state of emergency business like they’ve got in DC, NYC, and Chicago. No, sir, we’ll not be doing that. So, yes – it is a poster child for the limo-libs policy narrative meets reality. They didn’t really want them; they just wanted you to think that.

They want YOU to absorb them and pay for them, so when I stumbled on this meme, I thought, perfect!

 

 

Why, indeed?

Perception.

Democrats don’t care about women, the poor, illegals, blacks, Latinos, Lesbians, the gender dysphoric, crime, spending, the economy, guns, voting rights, or even abortion. Their only interest is in whether they can use it, whatever it is, to launder money into votes into power.

Once they have that power, they will reveal exactly how much they don’t care about any or all of that because by then, it will be too late for you to do anything about it.

Pro Tip: don’t wait for that day to come. Support Net Zero Democrats, Today!

 

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Complaint Filed Against SAU21 for Discriminating Against Christian, Jewish and Muslim Students

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 13:30 +0000

The names of the parents have been redacted and has been slightly edited for privacy purposes.
This is a complaint of discrimination filed by a family in North Hampton / SAU 21

Case against SAU21 to the Human Rights Commission:

This is a complaint of religious discrimination in SAU21. The district is discriminating against Christian, Jewish, and Muslim students as I will demonstrate by the school’s doing in A,B, and C.

Training for teachers that was completed on September 13, 2022 will require children to behave in ways that conflict with their beliefs about males and females; they would be required to restrict their speech about those beliefs, and would be intimidated by teachers promoting such speech. My rights as a parent are diminished by the teachings about sexual relations which conflict with or are intended to substitute for what is taught at home.

A) SAU21 began a process in February 2022 with Seacoast Outright to provide training for teachers on ways to deal with the LGBTQ students in the school district. Parents and residents in the school district began asking questions on how this training would impact all of the children in the district. For example, would the training institute practices by teachers that could conflict with what religious families were teaching their children at home? How would this subject matter be presented so that all worldviews would be presented and respected during this training?

Inquiries were made to examine the materials that would be used during the training. Parents began looking at the credentials of the trainer, the background of the organization hired to train the teachers, and how teachers would then apply this training to the students who were in their classroom.

As I scanned the documents other residents acquired through their 91-a Right To Know Requests, I became more concerned. Nothing in this training addressed the religious students that the teachers serve in the district. What if a teacher expresses a viewpoint that conflicts with our religious beliefs? How would this be handled?

Seacoast Outright has a narrow political and social viewpoint that they were to present to the teachers during this training session that never took into consideration religious views on this subject.

Members of the community, on our behalf, requested that the training be cancelled. If it was not going to be canceled, would they at least include other viewpoints that would show respect to the religious families they were serving? Here is what was presented to the Superintendent during a meeting with Ann Marie Banfield, a parental rights advocate in New Hampshire. School Board members from North Hampton and Hampton Falls were also present. She requested that the following information also be provided to teachers during the training session. That request was denied by the Superintendent.

1) A statement on Gender identity from the Catholic Church
2) Respect Project (see attached file)
3) U.S. Department of Education: Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
4) Orange County Videos: Religious Expression in Schools
5) Detransition Diaries once it is released
6) FDA warning on puberty blockers

As a parent in this school district, I believe the training should be inclusive of all children on this subject, yet there was only one viewpoint provided to the teachers. By adding different viewpoints, the teachers would then be better prepared to address questions from the religious families they serve in the district.

After reviewing the slides that would be presented to the teachers during the training, there was nothing that presented any viewpoints from the Muslim, Jewish or Christian faiths. Some of the information on the slides conflicted with what religious families may be teaching their children. School District administrative staff provided conflicting information regarding how the training would be used: teachers were told they would talk further about strategies shown on the slides to use the information in classes and activities unrelated to education, while taxpayers have been told it was simply informational and addressed terminology, and had no curricular elements.

For instance, Seacoast Outright has a political message that will conflict with some of the families in the district. Those families may not feel comfortable addressing this with the school board or administration for fear of retaliation that could be directed at their children. This makes for a hostile district that is exclusive rather than inclusive.

The slideshow included statements that conflict with our religious views, along with other families in the district. Here are some of those statements included in the slides: Text in black/my comments in RED. (BOLD)

See attached files for the actual slides:
Today’s Agenda: Breaking down the binary of sex assigned at birth: is a political view and not based in scientific facts which conflicts with our religious beliefs.
Foundational Concepts: The Gender Elephant : One political viewpoint, not inclusive of religious views.

Identity Development in Young Children: We and Many other parents do not want any of these discussions with their young children in school. There was nothing about respecting parental rights from those in the religious communities.

Strategy 2: Utilize Gender Neutral Language: Using gender neutral terms is becoming the accepted way to make all people feel recognized and respected: This has actually angered mothers and fathers, so widely accepted may not necessarily be true. Address your classes with gender neutral greetings ex. “Good morning folks!”: This is a political agenda to move society to a genderless society. This is exclusive political jargon not inclusive of religious viewpoints.

Practice using they/them pronouns as singular terms during class: Nothing in here about respecting the conscience of your teachers who may hold sacred religious values. This is more of a political agenda that is exclusive versus inclusive.

Strategy 3 Ask and Tell Pronouns: Nothing in here about respecting the conscience of your teachers again, and is exclusive versus inclusive.

Empowering Your Students: Celebrate Pride Week in October, Ensure representation in books, Put a few small LGBTQIA + flags or stickers in a visible spot on your desk or lanyard: This is exclusive and not inclusive to Muslim, Jewish and Christian students. How many books on Christian, Jewish or Muslim Children are in the class? These are non-academic activities which intimidate my children.

Taking Action Beyond the Classroom: (Sports / Gender neutral and/or private bathrooms and changing areas: This is a political call to action for the teachers from an organization that we were told is not a political organization. Modesty is a big part of traditional religious institutions, and nothing on that is provided in the training. North Hampton School explicitly rejected my daughter’s request for privacy when she uses the school’s bathrooms.

Resources and Sources: Not diverse in any way. Nothing from the Jewish/Muslim/or Christian community that provide sources on the LGBTQ+ children. Statements, resources, etc.

B) I already had one incident with a teacher in the North Hampton School when she asked my daughter to remove the words “Merry Christmas” from the white board. My daughter was told that she could possibly offend someone by writing Merry Christmas on the White Board. I addressed this with the School Board at a school board meeting, but nothing was ever done to rectify the situation. In other words, no one ever apologized for the teacher denying my daughter her free speech rights.

C) My daughter came home a few weeks ago to notify me that all of the religious Christmas carols would be removed from the Holiday music program. I immediately contacted the Principal at the school, Ms. Snyder, to clarify what this meant. According to Principal Snyder all religious music needed to be removed because of the Separation of Church and State Law. I informed her that no law existed, and that religious music could continue. I attended the next school board meeting where a couple of us informed the school board, and brought forth historical information on the misuse of Separation of Church and State.

During the a school board meeting, my daughter who is in the 7th grade spoke about how she did not want any policy that allowed restrooms in the school to become gender neutral. I spoke along with her father, explaining how this would cause the girls in the school to refrain from using the restroom if a biological boy was in there. This is what we had heard was happening in some of the other schools where this policy was put in place. After we all spoke during public comments, one of the school board members, Kate Belanger, made a disparaging remark towards us. This was caught on video tape where others who were watching were shocked by her remarks. I sent an email to the Chair and board members criticizing Belanger, who made my daughter feel bad for simply conveying her honest feelings.

This kind of treatment directed at my family and my daughter has caused us to lose trust and faith in those who are in charge of educating my children. We have not received an apology for the way we were treated at the school board meeting by Ms. Belanger, and we have not seen any good faith effort by school administrators to offer any remedies to the religious families. Instead, good faith efforts by parent advocates have been dismissed and ignored.

There are no training sessions scheduled for teachers to advise teachers on how to address the needs of the religious children they serve in the district. There are no directives on adding religious flags or religious displays from the various religious traditions to accompany the LGBTQ/Pride flags and bulletin boards that children see in their school everyday.

The North Hampton school district recently issued a Resolution of Inclusivity. We have not seen the leadership under Superintendent Nadeau, and Assistant Superintendent David Hobbs support the religious families in the district, and in fact, we feel they have created an environment that appears to be discriminatory and hostile instead.

To rectify this situation, we’d like to see training for teachers so that they will learn that there are other viewpoints on this subject. This would include all items listed above 1 to 6. There should be sensitivity training so teachers and administrators understand how disparaging comments can impact the religious families in the school district. There should be a directive to always include religious symbols and displays alongside LGBTQ symbols and displays.

If district administrators are looking to meet the terms as described by anti-discrminiation legislation and policies, they need to be reminded that religious students are included as a protected class and therefore, should always be included.

RESPECT PROJECT Overview (4 page)

 

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Is Credibility an Abandoned Trait?

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 12:00 +0000

We have looked at transparency and truthfulness many times on Conservative View, and, unfortunately, the question of credibility comes to the forefront far too often. I would have no problem, in fact, I would welcome a situation where two candidates would face off fairly and openly.

Let the two people put their views and policies on the table and let people decide which person fits their vision of the future.

We are used to dirty, ugly campaigns where the ads that flood the airwaves are nothing but attack ads. Today, this type of campaign has become the norm and, in my view, is more common with Democrat candidates. What I am having an issue with is ads that are a complete distortion of the truth.

The Democrats have thrown credibility out the window in 2022.

They are blasting their opponents with messages far removed from the truth. There is only one reason for this approach. When your policies are failing, and you have put the country into free fall, you have to resort to character assassination and false messaging.

The issue that they are focusing on is one they know will gin up emotions and fear with the Democrat base. That issue is reproductive rights, better known as abortion. They are keying on the Supreme Court reversal of Roe V. Wade and contorting the Republican view on the issue.

Every Republican man or woman acknowledges that the topic of abortion has been sent back to the state level by the Court. It is no longer a topic of debate at the D.C. level. Republicans concede that there will never be an outright ban on abortion, but one thing those on the Right would like to see is a limit on when an abortion can be performed.

Republicans find late-term abortion abhorrent and tantamount to murder. Words cannot express how strongly we are against allowing a fetus who survives an abortion to die without care. These are concerns that D.C. Republicans will continue to fight.

Three members of the administration or Democrat Party that have abandoned credibility in their messaging are Karine Jeanne-Pierre, Joe Manchin, and John Kirby. KJP will say anything, true or false, that is written in her oversized loose-leaf notebook. Never having an original thought or the propensity to answer a question directly, Karine is the poster child for a false narrative.

Joe Manchin sold his future for his vote on the Inflation Reduction Act. He was promised changes to restrictions on the fossil fuel industry, which is integral to his home state of West Virginia. Of course, these promises are not coming to fruition.

In an obvious show of desperation, Manchin is appealing to Republicans for support. Claiming that this is the only path to energy independence, his pleas appear to be falling on deaf ears.

Republicans know we enjoyed energy independence two years ago under Donald Trump. Biden and his horrendous policy decisions have made us a buyer instead of a seller in the world energy market. Good luck on gambling your political future on a lie.

John Kirby is a senior White House and Pentagon advisor. He is a retired Rear Admiral, which is the equivalent of a General. I would think a man who attained that level in our military did so with honesty and integrity. If he had them, he lost them now that he is a politician rather than a warrior.

His take on our Southern Border is as wrong as Biden or Harris. He blatantly claims the Border is secure and that this administration is spending billions on keeping it secure. Both are just not true. The videos and eyewitness accounts say otherwise. This administration’s efforts are not to stop the flow but to process the invasion quickly.

These are just three examples. Call it lying, gaslighting, misinforming, whatever. It is wrong; hopefully, these Dems will pay the piper in November.

 

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Who Gave Chris Sununu Permission to Support Gen. Don Bolduc?

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 10:30 +0000

His Excellency, Governor Groomer, has been harsh regarding US Senate candidate Don Bolduc. Unsupportive. He took sides until his guy (Chuck Morse) lost the primary to the General. So what’s changed?

Typically, when Granite Staters choose the wrong Republican, the money people fold up their checkbooks and disappear in the mist. They’d rather have the Democrat than that Republican. It happens almost every year. So, what’s changed?

Sununu suddenly thinks Bolduc is a great guy.

 

“We’re going to be having a good time in early November. Senator Hassan is going to lose, no question. She’s one of the most unliked, with the lowest favorability ratings Senators in the country. General Bolduc won a tough fought primary with very little money,” Sununu said. “Now he’s raising some money, he’s getting some national attention, he’s an amazing individual with this war hero background that just wants to stand up and serve.”

 

Is it Bolduc or the NH GOPe?

Bolduc got endorsed by the best US ambassador to the UN in my lifetime (part-time turncoat), Nikki Haley (R-GOPe). Now, Sununu is saying nice things. Tom Cotton, who isn’t supposed to be a GOPe guy, supports Bolduc. So, what gives?

Did Don’s flip on the election legitimacy thing unlock the hearts and minds of the Republican Donor class?

Whatever the change in climate, someone told Chris Sununu it was okay to like Don Bolduc, and I’d like to know who.

His dad. That’d be my guess. Sununu Sr., former Bush white house chief of staff and connected GOPe insider, has a lot of influence with the RINO caucus, Never-Trumpers, and such. Did he pop the cork on this, or has Don impressed them with his ability to jump on a different flank, and they feel confident he can be massaged when needed?

 

Dean Spiliotes, SNHU Civic Scholar and founder of NH Political Capital, said it’s likely a bid for party unity going into November.

“This doesn’t mean that Sununu has changed his opinion of Bolduc. It’s simply your typical party unity play, and perhaps a way for Sununu to remove a potential distraction from his own reelection bid,” Spiliotes said.

 

I’m impressed by your credentials, Dean, and hey, appearances on NHPR and CSPAN, good for you, but I’ve been in the NH political weeds for almost 15 years, and I can count the times the GOPe backed a non-GOPe candidate for office. The number is very close to one.

And while I would love to believe that they understand that this moment in time is more critical than their good-old-boy/gurl club bullsh!t, that would be like asking a blowfish to make a baked Alaska. It’s not in their nature.

I am suspicious.

I want Don to win, but I’m not ready to commit to any theory about why the left on the right is suddenly supportive. Is it all talk and no checks? I didn’t look.

I know that Gen. Bolduc is a seasoned warfighter and knows a thing or two about misdirection in the battlespace. And while I can’t say it for a fact, I would feel a lot better if this was all a tactic to get what he needs to get elected so he can vote based on how he ran for office up to the day before the primary.

The way he answered questions for us in his two-hour GrokGauntlet.

I’m voting for Don no matter what and still holding out hope that is the guy we’ll send to DC if he displaces Margret Wood (Hassan!), but you have to admit, this sudden outpouring of enthusiasm has to make you a bit suspicious.

 

 

 

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Notable Quote – “Historic Thoughts on ‘Our Democracy'”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 08:00 +0000

In the ensuing 233 years, many Americans have lost their fear of a tyrannical authority. Indeed, some of our ‘elite’ seem to love such authority, which they hope to control for their own tyrannical purposes, and these elites have lately gotten into the habit of using the phrase ‘our democracy’ as if there were a consensus agreement in favor of the nebulous concept this phrase is meant to express. Specifically, the elites who endlessly blather on about ‘our democracy’ claim that it is threatened by Donald Trump and his supporters, so that ‘our democracy’ can only be safe if 74 million voters are effectively disenfranchised.

In other words, ‘our democracy’ requires the suppression of dissent, which certainly is not what most Americans think of as democracy.”

-Stacy McCain (Historic Thoughts on ‘Our Democracy’)

Added by Glen Reynolds:  “When Democrats talk about “our democracy,” what they really mean is their democracy. Your votes don’t count.”

And these people who want the rest of us to believe that the United States is a democracy really are totalitarians trying to redefine what the US is.  We are a Constitutional/Representative Republic that uses democratic processes to elect those representatives and NOT a Democracy.  Our Founding Fathers studied history and saw that almost every democracy fell into totalitarianism in one fashion or another. By instituting a set of checks and balances

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‘Anyone But Sununu’ Movement Gaining Momentum

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-09-27 03:44 +0000

Over the past two years, Chris Sununu has shown his true colors. Shortly after Lord Fauci called for lockdowns in the name of corona-fascism, Sununu shut down the legislature and promoted himself to dictator.

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The “Woke Hoax” Is Unraveling America

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 03:00 +0000

The women’s volleyball match between Duke University and Brigham Young University had ended, but the turmoil had just begun. A black Duke player complained that every time she served, a fan heckled her using the N-word.

The response was immediate. The perpetrator was identified and declared guilty. He was immediately banned from any future Brigham Young sports events, and apologies from the University were issued. The Duke player was featured on mainstream media and cable news TV, heralded as a brave example for the rest of us to learn from.

The University of South Carolina announced it would no longer honor its commitment to play BYU in basketball. It was all wound up into a tight ball until someone noticed no other person had heard any of the slurs {including any of the other players}. An extensive investigation of the incident was then undertaken. Many primary source witnesses were interviewed, and large amounts of real-time digital video were examined. And no evidence was found that anyone used the slur.

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The Duke player had perpetrated another vicious progressive “Woke Hoax.”

Brigham Young University reversed its decision and reinstated the falsely accused person’s sporting event privileges. From the NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS there were crickets. Duke stood behind the disgraced volleyball player, and the University of South Carolina had no comment.

All too often, innocent people are falsely smeared by members of Progressive-protected, so-called marginalized populations. The “Woke Hoax” is their preferred Modus Operandi.  Jesse Smollett, The Duke lacrosse scandal, the UVA Rolling Stone Scandal, and perhaps the worst example, the confirmation hearing for Judge Kavanaugh, come to mind.

In Kavanaugh’s case, three women placed horrible sexual misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh, of which none was substantiated {Two have recanted, and Christine Blasey Ford hides behind her “repressed memory” version of events}. This is not to mention the FBI tips line that lit up with hundreds of bogus claims against the Judge. The list of false accusers goes on and on, with one common denominator: Nothing happens to the progressive-protected accusers, and in many cases, they are glorified {think Christine Blasey Ford and the Duke volleyball player}.

Where does this heinous progressive “Woke Hoax” behavior come from?

Elite progressives have developed a religious-like fanaticism that America is systemically racist, homophobic, and misogynistic. And these beliefs have led to the progressive condoned malicious use of the “Woke Hoax.” The “Hoaxes” are not just confined to individuals advancing their agenda by falsely accusing non-progressives of vile behavior. Fabricated narratives {Hoaxes} are essential for progressives to successfully {think George Soros} bend America to their socialistic will.

Many elites have been “hoaxed” from the moment they were born, groomed through “Woke” public/private high schools, and their elite colleges.

The author’s elite alma mater, Williams College, provides a good example. Over the last several decades, there have been two incidents where racial slurs were written on a building. One was quickly proven to be written by a black student, and the other had no final determination, but the only person seen near where the racial slur was found was a black female student activist. Common sense would dictate the truth about the racists’ hoaxes would come out, and life would go on, but that’s not what happened. Classes were canceled, making way for a campus-wide discussion {think indoctrination} of systemic racism.

To understand how absurd this is, a description of Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Williams College is required. The campus is located in the Northwest corner of Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains, and besides the affirmative action students and the “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity faculty,” there are minimal minorities. The Williams faculty has no Republican members. The student body mimics Harvard and probably graduates the same 4% of conservative students. Williamstown is one of the most privileged “Woke “places in America. After the George Floyd murder, the entire town was covered with Black Lives Matter signs, and gay pride flags were ubiquitous.

Within the described dystopian background, the next episode of the twilight zone at Williams commenced.

A Great progressive “Woke Hoax” was perpetrated. Despite having no demonstrable racism on campus, all the students had their preconceived ideas about systemic racism reinforced. And any students who were not previously enlightened were baptized into wokeness.

Sadly, these well-meaning woke-indoctrinated elite privileged mostly white students think they will enter the world as progressive Social Justice Warriors, but in reality, they were going to unwittingly participate in the greatest “Woke Hoax” of them all, that America is systemically bad and only the enlightened, such as themselves, can fix the problem.

For the last several generations, reoccurring indoctrination has infiltrated America. The progressive elites allow no discussion in the marketplace of ideas. Anything that’s contrary to their religious woke principles is a violation of their “safe space” and is not allowed. Violators are immediately punished. Freedom of speech is a casualty of the woke religion and they will do whatever is required {think Woke Hoax} to achieve their goals of destroying America’s traditional values, its religions, and even the idea of American exceptionalism.

The “Woke Hoax” mentality is spreading and causing severe harm. Its goal? To create a docile, subservient population that can be easily controlled.

Anywhere, suburban USA

The married mother has a very busy life. Between her job and her two children, a boy and a girl, she never seems to stop. In 2020 she and her husband voted for Joe Biden because everyone said Trump was a nasty person and shouldn’t be allowed to be President. At some level, she knew the country was doing very well under President Trump, but it didn’t matter. He had to go. The “Woke Hoax “of the 2020 Presidential election had succeeded.

Over the last 21 months, things have gotten really hard. The family grocery bills and energy costs are way up. The electricity bill doubled, and gas was still up a dollar and a half per gallon. Everything was now costing more. The young couple was thinking about buying a house, but the family 401(k) account and college education 529 accounts were down 20%. Mortgage rates were over 6%, their rent was up, and with massive inflation, they could not afford it. Biden said the economy was good. The “Woke Hoax” was destroying her family’s financial future.

She could no longer go into New York City because after the George Floyd riots and the defunded police. It wasn’t safe. It seemed like it was only a matter of time before the violence reached her neighborhood. Biden said diversity, inclusion, and equity would make things better. The “Woke Hoax” made her family less safe.

During the Covid shutdown, she was very disturbed to see and hear her children being indoctrinated with CRT, and by the news, her friend had lost a son to a fentanyl overdose. She knew sex traffickers and drugs were coming over the open southern border along with millions of illegal immigrants, but Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security said the border was secure. The “Woke Hoax” was destroying America from within.

The elections were coming up, and some of her girlfriends, who declined to have families, were outraged that the SCOTUS overturned Roe versus Wade. Many of these woke women had abortions of convenience, so they could stay on their professional track. She had always been a feminist, but something wasn’t quite right. Nothing had changed. Abortion was still readily available, and rape and incest, along with the physical health of the mother, were carved out. She knew a young man who was born at 26 weeks and was doing well. As she looked into his eyes, she wondered, how could anyone say terminating a pregnancy after 24 weeks wasn’t taking a life? The “Woke Hoax” was falling apart.

During his college time, another friend’s son had been accused by a female student of sexual inappropriateness. The boy was thrown out of school, but in a court of law, he was finally given due process and was vindicated. She knew this type of injustice had been stopped during the Trump administration but now Biden was bringing it back. The “Woke Hoax” had hurt her friend’s son and someday could hurt hers.

She loved watching her daughter play soccer, but now transgender boys made the competition unfair. And they wanted access to her girl’s bathroom and showers. The “Woke Hoax” was actively harming her daughter.

Her children had done well in school, but she wondered why standardized tests were being abandoned and why teachers were no longer grading on achievement but instead were promoting diversity and equity ahead of hard work and merit. She wondered why children were being put to the back of the line because of the color of their skin. The “Woke Hoax” was stealing her children’s future.

It is time for Americans to see through the deceitful fog of the “Woke Hoaxes” and act. And there is only one way to drive a stake through the heart of the hoaxsters who want to control our lives.

Vote like your family’s, and your country’s survival depend on it!  Because it does!!

 

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Data Point: Wouldn’t It Have Been Better to Have the Increase in School Staff Be Teachers?

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 01:30 +0000

Yes, for those on the Right, I agree, we don’t need more NEA dues paying teachers that then go to the NEA (similarly, AFT) to then go political against our childrens’ best interest.  That said, I think that this Powerline post on Public School Bloat is spot on: Bush’s No Administrator Left Behind Act.  Don’t forget, either absolutely idiotic highly paid DIE poo-bahs (or as the Edu-Industrial Complex calls them “Diversity, Equity, and Diversity” “administrators”) that have been hired at a rabbit speed rate makes student achievement increases look like slugs.

Here’s the chart that makes me right:

Yep, those DIE guys and gals are in that 88% increase.  And unless you hold that Wokeness IQ is going to make some elementary student smarter in academic  rigor, it’s absolutely worthless in being able to quote hundreds or thousands of “preferred pronoun” sets.

Not enough parents are asking the hard questions of “what is the ROI of these slots in terms of achievement vs my taxes?”.  They should.  No more auto-pilot.

My question, for years when I was on our town’s budget committee, was “what is the ratio of direct to non-direct labor”?  How many “heads” that were overhead (administrators, support staff)  versus  those doing the work that schools are tasked in doing (teachers) in terms of head count?  In terms of aggregate costs (salaries and bennies)?  Per capita?

Until more parents start asking that AND GETTING ANSWERS, that Admin Staff line isn’t going to decrease any time soon.

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Bravissimo … Italy Says Fanabla To Woke-Globalism

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-09-27 00:00 +0000

So there were elections in Italy yesterday. And the winning party has been nearly universally described by the Western press as “right-wing”, “far-right,” blah, blah, blah. Well … try thinking for yourself.

Actually listen to Giorgia Meloni talk about faith, family, and country … and then you’ll understand exactly what the elites mean by these labels:

 

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How About This for a Plan: Net Zero Elected Democrats

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 22:30 +0000

The Left-coast has a radical notion. They can pretend they’ve achieved net zero emissions by offshoring emissions to foreign and third-world countries with less environmental regulation. A dirtier world, just not in their backyard.

Related: This Zero Emission Plan Doesn’t Zero Squat – It Offshores the Emissions to Other Countries

As we’ve noted before, when Democrats say Net Zero, it doesn’t mean emissions. It means choices. You get none. You will drive an electric vehicle, or you’ll not drive at all. To achieve that goal Gavin Nuisance and his pack of green jackals intends to fine automakers who don’t sell enough electric vehicles beginning in 2035.

 

California passed a new regulation on Aug. 25 that will require 100% of new cars sold in California by 2035 to be electric, up from the current 12%. Interim targets also require 35% of vehicles sold in the state by 2026 to produce zero emissions, rising to 68% by 2030.

California aims to enforce its rules by penalizing automakers up to $20,000 per vehicle if they fail to meet the state’s sales quotas.

 

Who among us understands that this meddling will result in fewer “automakers” selling vehicles (or at least fewer dealerships)? That means less competition for already expensive vehicles most people can’t afford (or charge).

California Democrats have also passed a law outlawing independent truckers. Drivers who refuse to be employees of the companies for whom they ship will have to pay 20,000.00 to California for permits and insurance. That’s bad, but it gets worse. California is also plotting to ban diesel trucks. You know, in the name of net zero.

 

The proposal would require medium and heavy-duty trucks entering ports and railyards to be fully electric by 2035, according to the report.

 

They believe that these emissions “disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities due to racist zoning policies.” Zoning policies in place for decades in Democrat-run urban toilets?

Blame the truckers while offshoring emissions in exchange for false EV prophets whose parts/manufacture happens to the detriment of people of color someplace else.

The mining, transportation, processing, and manufacture; maybe even assembly, using dirty coal, most likely, and emitting all sorts of things into the planet’s atmosphere.

That’s a great plan, Governor Nuisance. One quick question. If it’s called “global” warming, or Climate change, or whatever the name is this month, how is offshoring emissions to foreign and third-world countries with less environmental regulation better for the planet?

And if all your vehicles are electric, where do you plan to pilfer the nearly 8 billion a year you collect in gas taxes? And if no one can afford to buy the cars or to drive them and those that do can’t even charge their vehicles, how is a mileage tax going to replace all the revenue? And who is likely to be disproportionately affected by that? People who are trapped on the government dole, perhaps, and can’t afford food or electricity – not that California will have much of either, thanks to Democrats.

It’s just more planned destruction that Democrats in other states seek to emulate.

What if we got rid of Governor Nuisance and the Democrats running California and America? In every state, from sea to shining sea.

It’s THE only plan that can save America.

Net Zero Elected Democrats.

 

 

HT | Daily Caller

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Palate Cleanser – I Hope My Neighbor Doesn’t Get a Hankering for Building One of These.

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 21:00 +0000

Laser pointer, sharp bladed pointy things, and just pull the trigger.  Not something that I’d want to have the north end of such a device pointing at me.  Or as the post says:  “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should,”.

Actually, I’m kinda glad it was done: “impressively terrifying”.

Once you learn to hit a target with an arrow, hitting it again from varying angles and distances is relatively easy with some minor aim adjustments. That’s not the case when throwing knives. Added spin is needed to give the knife enough kinetic energy to embed itself into a target, with a specific number of rotations needed to ensure its sharp tip hits the target first, not the flat side or blunt handle. If you’ve ever been axe throwing, you’ll know what we’re talking about.

As with many other talented makers and hardware hackers on YouTube, Quint decided that brute force engineering was a better alternative to diligent practice, so they created a handheld launcher that uses high-performance servo motors, solenoids, custom 3D-printed components, and some heavy batteries to hurl throwing knives with the right amount of spin so they hit the mark and stick every single time. To allow the launcher to work from varying distances, the launcher even employs a LiDAR sensor that’s used to measure how far away the target is and adjust its green targeting laser appropriately.

Yeah, that’sadmirekills (hardware? What do I want with hardware??) but I do have admiration for folks that can do that kind of engineering.

(H/T: Gizmodo)

 

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NH Civics? A Front for Radical Leftism in the New Hampshire Classrooms?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 19:30 +0000

NH Civics in New Hampshire includes this statement on its website: “To develop, nurture, and maintain an informed, engaged, and civil New Hampshire citizenry.” That doesn’t sound too bad.

And since we are desperate, as a nation, to educate children in the subject of Civics, it would make sense that any organization focused on Civics would be a welcome addition in this fight for Civics literacy.

Since Social Studies and Civics has become a political tug of war in the classroom, it would be nice to have a professional organization cut through the politics, and focus on quality academic content. We have an illiteracy problem in this country not a lack of illiterate activists. What we need is schools to ignore the political factions, and focus on good quality academic content so that graduates are literate in the subject of Civics.

One might think that NH Civics would be that kind of organization, but unfortunately when you peruse their website or look at their action items, you can see that they are trying to promote more activism for social justice causes. Social justice is anything but real justice….it’s a recipe for illiteracy.

NH Civics, on their Facebook page, called for action on pending federal legislation (Civics Secures Democracy Act CSDA) that would bribe states to push Critical Race Theory in the classroom.

 

Here is my comment I added to their post in case they delete or hide it:

 

Stanley Kurtz has exposed what this kind of federal legislation would do to our local schools, and the Civics Alliance opposed it here.  The Civics Alliance said this of the pending legislation pushed by NH Civics:

In practice, the Civics Secures Democracy Act will enable the federal government to impose both Critical Race Theory and “Action Civics”—vocational training for ideologically partisan protest and lobbying—upon America’s schools.
and
…the Civics Secures Democracy Act would supercharge politicized education around the country, at precisely the moment when the public has rejected it.

and

Under the pretense of supporting American civic education, this bill would fund education research and teaching initiatives with an unmistakable ideological agenda. The Biden administration made that clear when it issued priorities for American civics and history grants, guidelines which approvingly referenced The 1619 Project and the work of Ibram X. Kendi. The Biden administration history and civics grant guidelines amount to a call for Critical Race Theory in education, and the Civics Secures Democracy Act would fund it.

and
Lobbyists are now actively pushing a revised version of the Civics Secures Democracy Act, with the hope that these revisions will placate critics and garner more bipartisan support. This revised version, however, does nothing to change the ideological partisan nature of the bill.[1] The bill’s end result will be a civics education that divides Americans into mutually hostile factions, forfeiting the common ground that real civics aims to cultivate.

Now that we know NH Civics is actively engaging as a lobbyist for this legislation, they’ve exposed their partisan leftist agenda. This agenda is not to improve quality academic content in the classroom to improve literacy in Civics, it’s a recipe for further dumbing down the subject of Civics in favor of radical political activism.

This organization has tried to present itself as a credible entity in New Hampshire to improve the quality of Civics education in our schools. However, this isn’t the first time they revealed their radical agenda.

Back in 2017,  Joel Westheimer was one of the guest speakers for one of their events.

 

 

Who is Joel Westheimer? He wrote the book, “What Kind of Citizen…Educating our Children for the Common Good.”  You can watch a chat session between Westheimer and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers here:

 



 

The common theme is action civics to promote leftist ideology versus quality academic content in Civics.

It was Biden’s Department of Education who released the text of a proposed new rule establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs. That rule gives priority to grant “projects that incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives.” The rule goes on to cite and praise the New York Times’ “landmark” 1619 Project, as well as the work of Critical Race Theorist Ibram X. Kendi, as examples of radical political agenda the Biden administration wants to push in our schools.

American History and Civics Education programs can play an important role in this critical effort by supporting teaching and learning that reflects the breadth and depth of our Nation’s diverse history and the vital role of diversity in our Nation’s democracy. For example, there is growing acknowledgement of the importance of including, in the teaching and learning of our country’s history, both the consequences of slavery, and the significant contributions of Black Americans to our society. This acknowledgement is reflected, for example, in the New York Times’ landmark “1619 Project” and in the resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.[2]

 

Accordingly, schools across the country are working to incorporate anti-racist practices into teaching and learning. As the scholar Ibram X. Kendi has expressed, “[a]n antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences—that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group. Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.” [3] It is critical that the teaching of American history and civics creates learning experiences that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, histories, contributions, and experiences of all students.

Anti-racism IS  the racist Critical Race Theory taught in classrooms around the country, and in many forms, violates our civil rights as Americans. So this is what NH Civics stands for?

I suppose it’s good to know who stands for quality public schools in New Hampshire and who stands for dumbed-down activism. If NH Civics is going to play an active role in Civics education in New Hampshire, at least you know what they mean by that.

 

 

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Notable Quotes: Republicans have to Meet Biden Head-On

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 18:00 +0000

Actually, I thought this inspired rant by Jesse Watters was aimed more at the Democrat Wokesters that are ruining America – a blunderbuss of bits and pieces in showing how nutty their actions are:

Republicans have to meet Biden head-on. If they’re being called extreme, this is what you do:

Oh, you guys are calling US extreme? You guys want to talk about transgender sex education to six year olds? You want the six year olds listening to the sex talk with masks on? And, you’re telling the six year olds with the masks on that they’re also racists. And the School they’re going to is Abe Lincoln Elementary and he’s racist so we’re going to change the name of that and if the parents complain, we’re going to wiretap your phone.

Greg, they want to empty the prisons and open up the border and want to power the economy with windmills.

God’s looking down and laughing at them.He put the oil in the ground. He doesn’t want the wind to power; I mean, it’s stupid (Gutfield: I wouldn’t use that argument but go ahead.).

Wind is for birds not for power. OIl is for the energy.

And then he comes out and bribing liberals that went to law school with $10,000 checks. And they get out of law school, they can’t define what a woman is and then he just puts them on the Supreme Court.

Greg, this guy is insane. He just came out and said that Republicans are a threat to Democracy. This is the guy and the FBI that rigged the last election and then raided his political opponent’s house.

Trump got impeached for ASKING to investigate Joe Biden. Joe Biden is actually investigating Donald Trump. No one is talking about abuse of Power. No one is talking about it at all. Why aren’t they talking about it, Greg?

Because they are reading from a teleprompter at MSNBC.

-Jesse Watters (Fox News, The Five, 9/6/2022)

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MONDAY MEMES

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 16:30 +0000

They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  And take heart – there will be a Meme Overflow and I will back-edit to include the link.  And maybe there will be a Friday Meme Overflow-Overflow.  Don’t forget last Friday’s Meme Overflow-Overflow.

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

  1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought
  2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes
  3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter (and Part II and Part III) can often be hidden inside humor.  Stand by for Thought Splinters IV… trying to get it done this week.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

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

 

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But first, a random sampling of three of my cartoons.  Please note these are my concepts but I pay a professional to do them.

 

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I know that some of these may be small.  I tried making them bigger and it looks horrible layout-wise.  So I suggest that for ones that are too small, right-click and embiggen yourself.  You can also do CNTL-+ to zoom in on your screen.  CNTL-0 (that’s a zero) will reset your screen back.

 

 

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I read a rumor – rumor! – that the pharma companies are now dumping mRNA into regular vaccines too.

What continually “gets” me is that, if true, how do people live with this on their consciences?  I know there are some depopulationist ideologues, and some who need the paycheck or are getting bribed, but at some point should at least a few be stricken with conscience attacks?

I have heard on the radio discussions of research into using mRNA in conventional vaccines above-board as well.

 

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Seven Hairy Hells.  What is this, amateur hour?  Meanwhile the Left are hard-bitten missionaries bent on razing America to create their paradise.

 

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If she’s genuine – and I’ve seen accusations of “controlled opposition”, etc. – she’d better watch her back.  Doubtless Italy’s Deep State will work to stymie her.  Or take her out.  Certainly Italy will get punished for their being uppity against the WEF.

 

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Alternative albeit harsher version.  “You know, that’s really stupid.  You must be Jabbed and boosted”.

 

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My choice for the best of the lot:

 

 

Not a funny one, though.  This is a subway poster in NYC.  It shows what you should do in the event of a “radiation emergency”.  Really.  It echoes a TV ad NYC had a few weeks ago about what to do should “something” happen.

Meanwhile, we keep pushing-pushing-pushing Russia into a corner.  (See the WORLD STABILITY section in yesterday’s Survival Sunday.)

Note: Radioactive iodine has a half-life of about eight days.  The single “best” plan is to flood your thyroid now; keep going through IMHO at least 40 days after an “event” to get to the point where the stuff’s decayed off to close-to-zero.  The bigger danger, again, being an amateur, is Strontium 90 which has a half-life of 30-something years.  Your body thinks it’s calcium and will stick it into your bones, next to your marrow stem cells… where, as an aggregate, it will last your entire lifetime.

But it boils down to this: NYC is now pushing “awareness” of the possibility of a nuclear attack.  That’s double-plus ungood.

 

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Please do consider my bumper sticker:

 

 

And if you’re pro-Israel, this coffee mug:

 

 

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Palate Cleanser:

 

 

 

 

 

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Yep, Another “Man in the Street”: They Can’t Even Say What Country Queen Elizabeth II Was From?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-09-26 15:00 +0000

Sheesh.  I would have thought that with her illness starting to show up in late August, that would have been “pop news” and might have had a bit more recognition than normal from the younger (and ill-educated) set.  Sigh, not so much.

Our form of government was meant for a serious people and these chuckleheads are about as unserious about what the REAL important stuff is. But, what do I know – why should I expect them to know where Queen Elizabeth was from when they have no idea what their own Governor’s name is, how many branches of Government there are (this was really bad when I watched it), or when was the War of 1812?

So, here’s another MitS segment that will make their Moms and Dads EVAH so proud of the tuition money they spent:

In a recent video, YouTuber James Klug set out on a journey to ask members of Gen Z basic questions about the United States, geography and world history, among other subjects. Some of the answers he received are incredibly discouraging.

“We’ve all seen those videos showing how little Gen Z knows about literally everything, so today we’ve come to Los Angeles, California, and we’re gonna figure out if this is really the case,” Klug said at the beginning of the video. He then hit the streets to ask people his various questions.

  • How many stars are on the United States flag?
  • What ocean is on the east side of the United States?
  • What country is the Queen of England from?

and this:

  • What is the capital of the United States?

Oh, and that reference to pop culture?  This proves it:

yet they did not hesitate to identify the three Kardashian sisters as “Khloe, Kim and Kourtney.”

And this was downright dispiriting:

For example, a group of women from Ireland were able to correctly identify the number of stars on the U.S. flag and the capital of the United States.

IRELAND!!!  And Americans can’t?  And the Teachers Unions are SO proud of the product they churn out?

But those American children certainly will know their pronouns and identify the Oppressors in society, amirite?

(H/T: IJR)

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