The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

NH-NeverTrump Makes The Case For NOT Supporting Governor Groomer

Granite Grok - 1 hour 38 min ago

It is unarguable, at this point, that if you still support Governor Groomer … a/k/a Sun-King Sununu … you are neither a conservative nor even a Republican. You are a corporatist, a cultist, benefitting from the Sun-King’s grift, BUT you are NOT a conservative or a Republican.

But some good news: NH-NeverTrumpJournal has made the case … unintentionally I am sure … why the “lesser of two evils” rationale for voting for Governor Groomer does not apply in this year’s gubernatorial race:


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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Parental Rights Bill HB1431

Granite Grok - 3 hours 37 min ago

The NH legislature is currently considering HB1431, the Parental Bill of Rights. The final bill will be voted up or down by the House and Senate this Thursday, May 26th. We need all hands on deck to make sure that this legislation makes it to the governor’s desk. Although Governor Sununu has threatened to veto the bill, we believe he may reconsider his position if he hears from enough New Hampshire voters.

Organizations like GLAAD, ACLU-NH, Granite State Progress, the AFL-CIO, and others insist that HB1431 is dangerous because it “would give parents the final word on their child’s health, education, and welfare.”  Yes it would, and that’s exactly how it should be.  Here are the facts:

  1. HB1431 does not require the “outing” of kids questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
  2. It does not “target” gay and transgender kids for discrimination or disparate treatment.
  3. If a child wants to confide in a staff member at school that they are questioning their gender or sexuality, that is completely permissible under the bill.
  4. However, if a child needs counseling, requests a change to their official record or requires “action by school authorities pursuant to school policies” then parents will be notified.
  5. The bill also gives parents rights to information, transparency and other protections that are fundamental to the very difficult job of parenting and educating their kids.
  6. For those tragic circumstances where parents constitute a risk to their children, we have existing laws and institutions to address those risks.


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Here’s what you can do to help:

#1: Contact your State Representatives and urge them to vote for HB1431 this Thursday

#2: Contact your State Senator and urge them to vote for HB1431

#3: Thank NH House Majority Leader Jason Osborne and Speaker Sherm Packard for ensuring HB1431 passed with agreeable language through the Committee of Conference (Speaker:, Majority Leader:

#4: Co-sign the Letter to the Legislature and Governor Sununu in support of HB1431. Tell them there should be no more secrets between parents and their children.

#5: Support the Billboard Campaign. Our friends over at RebuildNH are investing in digital billboard advertising to help increase awareness and promote the passage of this bill.  Please consider making a donation to help fund that effort.


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List of Colleges that Accept Late Applications for 2022

Granite Grok - 4 hours 37 min ago

As we are near the middle portion of 2022, many colleges have begun considering applications. At times, there might be some challenges that limit students’ abilities to apply on time, and colleges, with this in mind, often extend their deadlines to accept late applications. In this article, we’ll be going over four colleges you might want to consider applying to in late 2022.


1.    McGill University

If you’re an international student looking for good study abroad programs in Canada, McGill University is a great choice. It’s a public university that is located in Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1821 and is one of the best universities in the world, according to data from QS World University Rankings. Tuition costs are relatively low, especially if you’re a Canadian citizen. On average, living expenses in Quebec are about CA$17,000 a year. Application fees vary between CA$50 to CA$120. The late application deadline for 2022 is January 15th.

2.    University of Wyoming

This public university was established in 1886 and has remained one of the best destinations for students looking for quality education. This University is located in Wyoming, United States. The average cost of living there is $15,000. This university has an acceptance rate of 96%, which is rather high compared to most schools. The application fee is $50, and the deadline is August 10th.

3.    Swansea University

This public university is located in Swansea, Wales, and is home to some of the most advanced research projects. It was founded in 1920 and is one of the oldest colleges today. The average cost of living in Swansea is £1,400, making it quite expensive for most students, especially for students from low-income countries. Tuition isn’t very cheap either – you can expect to pay about £18,000 on average. The application fee is £20, and the deadline for late applications is June 30th.

4.    Indiana University

This public university is located in Indiana, United States. It was founded in 1820 and, since then, has continued to offer students a high-quality education at moderate tuition costs. This college has a 77% acceptance rate for their bachelor’s degrees, so you might want to use I Hate Writing to find the best writing service to handle your college application. With hired expert help, you will get a stellar application essay that will make getting into a college you want so much easier. The application fee at Indiana University is about $80, with the late application deadline being August 6th.


While many colleges accept late applications, you might still want to consider applying early. Some institutions accept students on a rolling basis, which means that if you apply late, you might find that there aren’t that many spaces left. This can limit your chances, so it’s always good to apply early. Make sure to prepare your documents on time, and your college application process will be smooth and hassle-free.


Author’s Bio

Joanne Elliot is a freelance writer focusing on writing content for students. She enjoys what she does as it allows her to share helpful advice regarding college. In her spare time, Joanne loves going to the gym.

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Meme Overflow

Granite Grok - 5 hours 37 min ago

As promised in the last Monday Memes, I have an overflow. My meme cup runneth over.

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

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








Lots of good ones, but my pick for best of the lot is this one.  This – as a part of Obamagate – makes Watergate look like a minor misdemeanor.  I call this high treason.


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HB1431 and the Logic of Parental Notification

Granite Grok - 7 hours 37 min ago

There are many discussions happening right now regarding HB1431, the Parent’s Bill of Rights. Those who oppose it appear to be focused on one aspect alone: how they believe this bill would endanger students struggling with gender identity. Those who share this viewpoint do so despite the actual language in the bill, which only requires schools to provide notification to parents if the school finds the need for any action involving their child.

To those who believe that parents, and not school personnel, are the rightful, legal caregivers of a student, the language in HB1431 seems fair and reasonable. For those who believe that children must be protected from their parents, and school is the safest place to do that, then this bill is viewed far differently.

So how do we reconcile these polar opposite perspectives? We could test the limits of the parental notification argument by using a different scenario because that is really where we can gauge the strength of a reasoned assumption. Hypothetically, what would people think if we were talking about Christianity and not gender issues?

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What if a deeply religious teacher felt compelled to provide students with a safe place to discuss their emerging Christianity because he/she felt that the suppression of a student’s innate moral beliefs was leading to increased depression? What if this kind teacher provided this outreach service after school, and invited students who he/she felt were personally struggling and who needed to hear the word of God? What if the kind teacher decided to call this after-school activity the “Art Club” so it would not attract any unwanted attention, and he/she could discreetly invite and encourage students to participate? What if this kind teacher then used this opportunity to expose the students to Christianity, and made sure that each God-curious student knew that the teacher would guide them through any questions they had? And what if this kind teacher encouraged the “Art Club” students to keep the conversations they had on Christianity a secret, because there was a concern that some of the students’ atheist parents would strongly object to their student’s newfound faith?

How would those who oppose HB1431 feel about parental notification then?

Very different, I surmise.

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How To Keep Mindfulness During Online Education

Granite Grok - 8 hours 37 min ago

Online education has already become the same full-fledged format as offline. However, with the various possibilities of virtual learning, the requirements for the quality of online education have grown. After all, today online is not so much entertainment as the most effective way to receive and exchange information. For education, access to virtual resources is often a lifeline when the right materials or competencies are lacking. However, online concentration is lower than in reality, and the lack of live interaction complicates the perception of content. So let’s improve our focus on online learning using the tips in our article.

Concentration During Online Education

The format of online education has become familiar to us. All this time, teachers have been trying to determine what works in online education and what doesn’t. And now they can teach more effectively and support students during their studies. When we have hundreds of different educational platforms on the Internet with charismatic lecturers from around the world each speaker still needs to fight for the student’s attention. Let’s learn the main rules of how to keep attention during online education.

  • Create a space for learning. Set aside a place where you can teach lessons, read and be creative. If there is not enough space in the house, it can be just a desk, you need to equip it yourself. Arranging the workplace will help to better prepare and not lose attention while studying.
  • Set an agenda. The schedule should always be in front of your eyes, you can use the organizer or application on the phone. You need to follow the schedule: get up on time, get dressed, brush your teeth, etc.
  • It is important to take breaks during learning. This is especially important if there are problems with learning and concentration. Therefore, be sure to break the learning tasks into smaller parts and take breaks.
  • Support and encouragement are important for learning. It is important to monitor the performance of tasks, performing them should please yourself with something good, as if to give yourself a prize.
  • Control emotions. Body and mind are interconnected. If you experience frustration, emotional arousal, or sadness, this may be reflected in your physical condition. Understanding this helps you recognize and manage your emotions.
  • If you have other electronic gadgets in the house, except those used for education – if possible, keep them away from where you are. Turn off the phones or keep them in another room, hide the remote control from the TV. This way you will not be tempted to be distracted from your activities.

The inner desire to learn needs to be developed. Here the secret of success lies in the methods of retaining attention and the benefits of training. When you see the result of certain actions, it becomes more interesting to do something. In productive online learning, the teacher sets the direction and motivates students.

Immersion In The Learning Process

In online education, it is important to show the real benefits that everyone will receive in the case of maximum immersion in the learning process. Content, feedback, format, and submission of materials – everything should work effectively for the benefit of the student and bring visible results during online education. Particular attention should be paid to concentration and personal motivation during online education.




If you want to know the latest news about online learning and improve your results, Joanne will definitely help you. After analyzing the best texts and information on this issue, by using ProEssaysService the whole article turned out to be meaningful and useful. Respect for yourself, your workplace, the people you study with, and your teachers is the basis for building your online learning. And in general, it is necessary to study all life to be successful.


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Gracie Gato -Shilling for Bucks for her “Documentary”

Granite Grok - 9 hours 37 min ago

It’s been a long time since we talked about Gracie Gato (yes, we’ve written about her a lot) the Latina with a chip on her shoulder that kept on growing once she moved from California to New Hampshire.

She was/is a flaming Progressive Democrat that came out blazing against Republicans when she decided to make a splash. As it turned out, she actually united both Republicans and Democrats into the state of being that nobody could stand her and her perpetual outrage as she always made herself a Latina Leftist victim in everything she attempted.


Except for us – she provided much blog fodder and all we had to do was quote her tweets, Facebook, and her former blog, GraniteStateBuzz, which has gone dark. A bit more on that in a minute.

She even proclaimed, a la Krushchev, that her blog would bury us, GraniteGrok, in short order. And the more she talked, the more we followed her (and alert readers letting us know when she pulled a Jan Schmidt or Deb Stevens saying/claiming something rather inane.  Then she accused us of obsessing over her (rather than her utterances which really was the star for us) – rather narcissistic of her, IMHO. Her problem was really this:

Hard working, blue collar area. I thought since we are living the life, why not help this depressed little town attract big boy corporations that will force them into re-vocational training? Also – they would be exposed to other cultures. This could curb some ignorance about race in general.

So, one day, she PROUDLY announced that her first year here was only a dodge as her real reason was to create a documentary about corruption here in NH.  Big Ideas, she boasted. Shaking The Political Core of NH, she feveredly told everyone. She even asked if I wanted to be a part of it…silly question:

Just as you are turning NH into your documentary, you were the perfect example of “not from heah” Progressive for “mine”; someone who had a very condescending attitude towards everyone “not you” here in NH and was easy to spotlight in a place where a lot of people resent that attitude highly.  You just failed to either realize it or learn from it.

You came to NH with a full head of steam all willing to change everyone already here into being “you” and hated it when both Right AND Left (you certainly ticked off a lot of Democrats – bad enough such that I was contacted by them) refused to deal with you. You did it to yourself and then complained when everyone couldn’t take you anymore.  You simply reverted to being the Victim and flayed out at everyone – nothing was ever your fault. People don’t like that here. If you had taken the time to learn that NH is not California, if you had bothered to learn the Culture instead of disparaging it and then setting about to change it, and if you had been patient to learn about others instead of going off half-cocked with the hubris that you knew what was best for everyone, guess what?

You would have never made it onto the pages of GraniteGrok. Because if you had done all that, it would have shown you were respectful of others. But you didn’t – you doubled down.

Humility, by your own words, is not your strong suit.

Doubt that will show up in her documentary. She has a partner in this (a Democrat), says this new company is non-partisan (good luck with THAT claim!), has 10 parts to her documentary (er, 20% is still unplanned). However, an alert reader let me know how well her documentary is going in raising funds on Kickstarter – just about as successful as everything else she did while here for four years:

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That was yesterday: 1 backer, putting $1 dollar into the kitty, with 58 days left to raise the $575,000 she needs. Gosh, the time she announced it on GraniteStateBuzz (defunct, but now forwards to the documentary website), it seemed that everything was all stitched up and ready to go.  But $1. Heh!

Look, I’m not looking to make her a laughingstock.  I really am interested to see if she can pull this off – she had a lot of bluster early on but didn’t get much accomplished. I do wonder, given the failed attempt to bury us, if she can really pull this off. It seems that her episodic table of contents is a bit lightweight.

Normally I would say “To Be Continued” but I’m not going to bet the house on it.



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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

What’s going on between His Honor and Nashua’s Corporation Counsel?

Granite Grok - 11 hours 37 min ago

The Mayor announced at the May 16th Budget Review Committee Meeting that a Right to Know (RTK) paralegal position was added to the Administrative Services budget. In December 2020, the legal office hired an RTK Attorney to manage requests.  Attorney Neumann spent eight months in Nashua; his work resulted in four costly lawsuits.

Aldermen John Sullivan asked Attorney Bolton about the paralegal position at Monday evening’s meeting. Attorney Bolton answered that “I know nothing about that”. Did the Mayor create a new legal position without consulting with Attorney Bolton and place the management of this position under Ms. Kleiner? Why place a legal position under Ms. Kleiner who has no legal training?

His Honor blamed citizens filing requests for causing employee departures. He specifically spoke about the recently departed Assessing Chief who only intended to stay for one year. Did citizen requests cause the exit or did the tracking and fulfillment process created by city leadership increase the workload resulting in employee departures? Here is what is known:

[1] Basic records that were readily available are no longer available to shunned citizens seeking information. A few select citizens are forced to submit formal requests that are then processed in writing and tracked on spreadsheets – a more complicated process

[2] Ms. Kleiner forced the Assessing Chief to process basic assessing information requests for a targeted citizen. All other citizen requests were handled by the office clerk.

[3] The Assessing Chief was forced to respond to requests for abatement settlement records because the Board of Assessors was illegally using nonpublic sessions to seal these records. In 2019, before I became active in meetings, these abatement settlements were disclosed publicly during meetings.

This cumbersome process is happening in Ms. Kleiner’s other departments.

Attorney Lehmann represented Nashua citizens regarding RTK violations. He wrote a letter on behalf of a citizen to Attorney Neumann,

It is distinctly unbecoming for a public body such as Nashua to simultaneously attack its citizens for burdening the City by exercising their rights to access public records, and at the same time increasing the burden on itself (and by extension, the taxpayers) by hewing to the strictest reading of the law for no apparent purpose.

Bolton’s RTK Attorney and Kleiner’s RTK paralegal are unnecessary positions that increase costs to taxpayers. Train the city departments using the paid memberships of state agencies and allow employees to do their jobs. Willingly serve citizens by explaining how records exist and expeditiously providing those records. Stop dodging your lawful record duties and singling out citizens for requesting records and silence His Honor’s overstating of the burden.

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Tips On How To Pick The Right College Major

Granite Grok - 13 hours 38 min ago

Contrary to what you will hear elsewhere, there is no absolutely right or totally wrong college major because it will always depend on a plethora of various factors that will help you get employed once you graduate. The most challenging part, however, is your level of satisfaction because if you are not happy with your college studies, you may choose not to use the knowledge you acquired there later in life, thus not taking full advantage of your education. The only solution is to take time and avoid impulse decisions as you explore available options and listen to your heart.


Tips On How To Pick The Right College Major

  • Choose What Truly Inspires You.

While it has been repeated over and over again, your college major must not only push your life and career forward, but also be rewarding and satisfying. It should inspire you, which is why your major can not be someone else’s choice. It is a deeply personal matter, where no outside pressure must take place. You can always try free online courses to learn the basics and see if it fits you. It is also possible to combine several subjects if you already have some experience and would like to change a specialty. Do not hurry and research any fitting possibilities.

  • Explore Available Employment Options.

It is recommended to calculate your future salary and see what future job you may consider. While it is good to know what you may get, it is not always efficient because things are changing fast. As you explore this information, think about what unique skills and qualities you may bring to the field of choice. For example, when majoring in Engineering, don’t forget that it is a choice that lets you work abroad.

  • Show Strong Personality Skills.

The problem these days is that the majority of college students who graduate do not really differ from the rest. The trick is to offer something that makes you stand out. If your college major involves participation in global research projects or includes social work, it will show that you have good social skills. Likewise, if you have a blog that offers relevant content, it will help you showcase your personality. If you are running out of time as you work on all these creative aspects, think about Writing Universe and let the experts assist you as you save some precious time. This way you can achieve the best results everywhere.

  • Research Available College Options.

Take your time to learn about requirements and see what fits your academic or any special merits. As you choose the right college major, the university or a college in question will also make its choice as they look through thousands of admission essays.

  • Academic Schedule VS Community Aspect.

Remember that choosing your major correctly is not only about what you learn, but also about how you feel with all the community factors involved. If you study subjects like nursing, consider learning about leading a stress-free life as a college student by focusing on the community and participating in various interesting projects. Your major must be connected to what you would like to do in life. Research your schedule and see how you can adjust it to make the most of your extra-curriculum activities.

Research Facilities Aspect

If you would like to join a research project or start something of your own, think about available facilities, labs, and publishing opportunities as you make this major choice. These things can be discussed with your academic advisor, yet it will always depend on the college in question. Even though one may assume that every engineer or a nursing student will have access to research resources, it is not always the case. If you are serious about research work, explore your course to see if there are any extra options.



The isn’t a single way to ensure that you pick a college major you won’t regret later on in your life, but there are steps you can take to maximize your chances to zero in on a major that will both benefit your future and give you joy every day. Follow our tips and your choice will become that much clearer!



As a researcher and educator, Joanne explores the most efficient learning solutions. Her posts provide helpful tips and approach education through the lens of a learner. Follow Joanne to learn and make your ideas come true.

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GAC – An Answer Back from My Right to Know about Costs at Gunstock Mountain Resort – Average Cost per Skier

Granite Grok - 19 hours 37 min ago

OK, reporting back on this Right To Know on MY part is late.  Tom Day, President and General Manager of Gunstock Mountain Report, was given my RTK by the Gunstock Area Commission. I did post that up here: Gunstock Area Commission – A Right To Know Demand for a Revealed Government Record

He did reply to it (reformatted) AFTER I told the GAC that they were now out of compliance with the requirement of RSA 91-A that either the information be provided, they need more time, or that the request for the demanded information was being denied (“Well, I’m Still Waiting – And the Gunstock Area Commission Is Now Out of Compliance with RSA 91-A“).

—— Original Message ——
From: “Tom Day” <>
To: “Skip” <>
Sent: 5/15/2022 9:29:48 AM
Subject: Ticket numbers

ETP is Effective ticket price that is a compilation of all ticket prices. Sales per skier visit is revenue per skier visit. This is the one I referenced at the meeting.

This is the data that we operate from.

ETP for FY22:      $63.14

ETP for FY21:      $57.39

Sales per SV for FY22:     $77.60

Sales per SV for FY21:     $64.44

Now, I admit – I WAS LATE IN RESPONDING – that didn’t happen until today Fortunately, there is nothing in the statute that states that the person issuing must also do a response in return.  That said, I still replied with a thank you.  Then I reviewed Mr. Day’s email again and noticed that something was off with it.  As you can see, that wasn’t the primary reason for the Right To Know I issued:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Skip” <>
To: “Tom Day” <>
Sent: 5/23/2022 12:14:16 PM
Subject: Re: Ticket numbers


While helpful in understanding the operation of Gunstock Mountain, knowing what the average revenue per skier was not what my RTK specified – this is only half of the demand.   I posted the RTK:

The relevant verbiage:

The approved Gunstock Area Commission Meeting held on January 19, 2022 at the Gilford Library (Gilford, NH) has the following:

“Rep. Bordes asked for the average cost per skier. Tom said that they have that number, but it is not something they want to share in a public forum due to competition.”

Thus, with that remark, Mr. Day revealed the existence of a government record which IS a public record and subject to RSA 91-A. Thus, this Right To Know is demanding that Gunstock supply the following information:

      1. The average cost per skier for both last year and the current season just completed
      2. The average revenue per skier for both last year and the current season just completed
      3. If Gunstock Mountain Resort has broken out the various categories for either/both #1 and #2, this Right To Know is also asking for those breakouts.

Average revenue was item #2 and thanks for fulfilling that part of the RTK.

However, the minutes state that NH State Rep Bordes question was about cost, not revenue. Are you going to provide item #1 as requested in this RTK?


So, now we’re into Round #3. Let’s see what happens.

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Why Does A Daily Writing Habit Improve Your Life?

Granite Grok - 20 hours 7 min ago

A growing body of research demonstrates the enormous mood-boosting benefits of maintaining a daily writing habit. Simply putting pen to paper to record one’s daily thoughts can significantly improve productivity and reduce stress. So, how can keeping a diary help you? We’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to help you understand all the benefits.

Improved self-control

Forming a writing habit can significantly improve your concentration and self-discipline. If you’re one of those folks who constantly procrastinate, there’s almost no better remedy than writing to help you break the cycle.

Writing helps you focus on what’s important by giving form to a concrete idea in your mind, zooming in on it, and filtering out all the other depressing thoughts. To be able to write clearly and professionally, however, you must consult with the best essay writing services that provide one-of-a-kind tips designed to raise your writing game. You must constantly develop your skills; otherwise, you may lose interest in writing altogether.

Boosted intelligence

Have you ever dragged yourself to work only to sit for a couple of hours waiting for your brain to warm up enough to be eloquent and constructive? That’s a huge waste of time, and it’s only happening because you haven’t trained your mind well enough to get the best results in the shortest amount of time.

Forming a daily writing habit can help make you smarter because it forces you to think. To write well, you go inward to search for the best verbal representations of your thoughts, training your mind to think deeply and fruitfully every single day.

Reduced anxiety

Journaling has been found to significantly reduce stress in numerous psychological studies. When you write every day, you have to translate your thoughts into words, thereby training your mind and automatically becoming much more aware of your thoughts, goals, and traumas.

The best way to start the day is to jot down a few pages as soon as you get out of bed. It’s fine to just let your first thoughts of the day spill out onto a piece of paper. It helps you to let out any bad feelings that have built up in your head, allowing you to start your day fresh.

Expanded vocabulary

Have you heard of the adage “use it or lose it?” That holds true for many aspects of life, including one’s vocabulary. In an age when texting and tweeting are the primary modes of communication, many people’s mental word banks are shrinking. That’s problematic if you want to nurture your writing skills, continuously enrich your vocabulary, and become a more talented person in general.

Wrapping Up

These are just a few benefits of forming a daily writing habit. Many things stress us out in today’s fast-paced world, so learning how to manage anxiety is essential. Consider devoting at least 15-20 minutes per day to writing down your thoughts and observing how dramatically it can improve your mood.



Joanne Elliot is a certified student support specialist. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through educational blogs in her spare time to help students perform better at college. Joanne aims to provide readers with up-to-date, reliable information that they may put to good use.

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Was it the LGBT Militants shutting down Dave Chappelle’s speech or just the normal faux outraged SJW again?

Granite Grok - 21 hours 37 min ago

Once again, the “outrage” shown by the Left tells the rest of us they can’t take a joke. Nor do they want anyone to MAKE a joke. Especially if it is at their expense which means EVERYONE ELSE SHUT UP! I remember, back when dirt was young, we all had our tool box of Polish, German, Irish, Swedish (last two would be me!), English, French jokes ready in a millisecond to blurt out. And we’d all laugh at the person who was the brunt of the joke but knew our time would be up soon.  Tough skins and toughened up personalities.

Not so much these crowds – always looking for the first opportunity to be offended because “ATTACKING OUR COMMUNITY”. C’mon, man!  Grow up, grow a pair, and stop the perpetual offense. It seems that even any kind of a sideways eye look is enough to set them off. I know that Libertarians (who the trans folks should take a couple lessons from in terms of REAL tolerance in that it works both ways) often use a porcupine as a “logo” but these folks have substituted those quills  for swords on springs for any little perceived slight (that’s another joke, son).

So what was the joke?  I had to look at it a couple of times even remembering that Chappelle, just a couple of weeks ago, was attacked during a show at the Hollywood Bowl by a guy that jumped out of the audience with a gun that had a knife attached to it:

So what was the joke?  It’s so small, at least to me, that I’ve bolded it:

Chappelle joked that the guy who tackled him was carrying “a gun that identified as a knife,” according to witnesses who were at the show, which was headlined by comedian John Mulaney at The Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center.

…So apparently the ‘horrendously transphobic joke’ that Dave Chappelle said when on stage recently was that he was ‘attacked by a trans man that had a knife that identified as a gun.’ That’s barely even a throwaway Dad joke and people are out to Lynch him,” tweeted Gary Later Eyes.

Yeah, that’s what has them all up in arms!  So when you think of that, and the fury that they have shown that PARENTS must bow down to their ideology when it comes to schools keeping secrets about their children from them (right, Chris Erchull?), are they “those-that-must-not-be-provoked” – at all?

Or simply laughed at themselves? And trust me, they’ll complain about that as well.

Oh, by the way, are the BLM folks now going to scream at me for RACISM because I didn’t show an image of Chapelle?

See, a two-fer for the folks that don’t have a funny bone in their shriveled soul’d bodies.

(H/T: Daily Wire)


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How Did Putin Manage to Give Gay People Monkey Pox?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 22:00 +0000

Bad news for the Gaystapo. Pride parades and events are being flagged (that’s FLAGGED) as Monkey Pox superspreader events. “The Gran Canarian pride festival attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife.”

Belgium, which Legal Insurrection reports had its own Donkey Pox parade has instituted a 21-day quarantine for people with symptoms of the non-fatal infection.


The first mandatory quarantine for monkeypox has been introduced in Belgium, which recently hosted a massive gay pride and fetish festival attended by an estimated 80,000 people in Antwerp.

“Those infected with the monkey pox virus must be in isolation for 21 days,” the Dutch publication Standaard reported. “Not high-risk contacts, but they’re best watching over any symptoms. In the meantime, virologist Marc Van Ranst wants to investigate whether the virus can spread airborne.”


So, a pox on all your gay houses, is it?

Might I suggest that they start a few riots, sorry peaceful protests, in the name of some self-overdosed ne’er do well? That worked great in the States. Quarantine evaporated so that people could destroy black lives in the name of black lives. No masks, no distancing, just shouting and violence with a smattering or peaceful protesting.

It was difficult to make out through the smoke and the heat from the flames.

And that sort of thing aligns nicely with the Donkey Pox which is just a socialist revolution by every means. Disrupt that oppressive middle-class. Knock them out of their comfort zone. Ruin everything to which they’ve become accustomed.

A Donkey Pox on all our houses.


It was attended by people who have tested positive for the monekypox virus afterwards, with public health services from the Canary Islands now investigating the any links between the cases and the LGBT+ celebrations.

‘Among the 30 or so diagnosed in Madrid, there are several who attended the event, although it is not yet possible to know if one of them is patient zero of this outbreak or if they all got infected there,’ a health source told El País.


By the way, if you’ve been vaccinated for smallpox, that helps (citations removed).

The smallpox vaccine can prevent infection with 85% effectiveness. In 2019, a monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos (also known as Imvanex in the European Union and Imvamune in Canada), was approved for adults in the United States. The current standard for treatment is tecovirimat, an antiviral that is specifically intended to treat infections with orthopoxviruses such as smallpox and monkeypox. It is approved for the treatment of monkeypox in the European Union and the United States. Cidofovir or brincidofovir may also be useful. Reports of the risk of death, if untreated, are as high as 10% to 11% in the Congo Basin (Central African) clade of monkeypox.

So, survival in the first world is highly likely. But like most Flu viruses it has animal reservoirs so there’s no getting rid of it. You can treat it, wait it out, and it is curious that this is showing up almost entirely in the gay community.

Most of the recent cases of monkeypox in the U.K. and Canada have been reported among attendees of sexual health services at health clinics in men who have sex with men.

Regarding this trend, Dr. I. Socé Fall, the regional emergencies director for the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, cautioned:

“This is new information we need to investigate properly to understand better the dynamic of local transmission in the U.K. and some other countries.”


A predominantly Donkey Pox “constituency” has been plagued by Monkey Pox.

I guess the only question remaining is how long before Joe Biden blames Vladimir Putin?



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Awesome Assignment Writing Tips to Get Better Marks

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 21:12 +0000

Assignments are integral parts of an academic journey. No person gets through school without doing tons of assignments. In addition, these types of educational works are graded and add up to the final score. Therefore, you need to work hard to do well on your homework. With our awesome writing tips, you will get better marks on your assignments, so read on!

Manage Your Time

Effective time management gives you sufficient time to start and complete assignments. You can meet deadlines even when the timeframe is too short. When you are given a project or work, you will want to create s schedule to get it done. It will benefit you to allocate time for:

  • Planning.
  • Research/reading.
  • Organizing.
  • Writing.

The time you allocate to it daily should depend on the deadline. Nonetheless, you must stick to the schedule to finish on time. If you are too busy to complete an essay or a term paper, LetsGradeIt may be your solution to getting a good grade in school. You can use the information on this platform to carefully select the best writing service for you.

Understand the Assignment

Your ability to understand the nature of homework helps you complete it successfully. Therefore, it is essential for you to carefully read through the instructions for each term paper or essay. Doing this helps you know what your teacher or professor expects from you. If there are parts of the work you do not know how to approach, you may want to seek clarification from your educator or classmates.

Do the Research

Do not start working on a task unless you are knowledgeable about it. The best way to approach a topic or an assignment is to conduct research. Research is a crucial part of any writing skills you should acquire. Therefore, you will want to read through all the materials attached on the topic of your project and take note of essential facts you may need to remember. Once you are done, you can begin the task.

Start Strong

The best way of starting strong is to create a short yet informative introduction. Having an excellent intro sets the pace for your entire work, as it is usually the first part readers see. Your introduction should explain to the readers what is the topic and purpose of your work. If you will be answering any questions of resolving issues in the body of your assignment, you should outline said questions in the intro.

Develop a Writing Structure

Most tasks fail because of a lack of planning. Therefore, if you are not given a strict outline to follow, you should develop a structure for your work. Doing this makes your life easier when writing and compiling the assignment. A good way of structuring your work if it is an essay is to have an introduction, body, and conclusion.

The introduction presents a general premise of your work. Next, the body gives the primary information of the assignment. Finally, you will need to have a conclusion that summarizes all the main points you have made earlier.

Proofread and Edit Your Work

Before submitting your paper, you need to make sure it is error-free. You can do this by proofreading and editing your work. Proofreading will help you find and correct inconsistencies, punctuation issues, and misspellings. While editing, you will want to review the structure of your work to ensure it is clear and consistent.

Time to Write Like a Pro!

Assignments are essential aspects of education. Therefore, you will want to work hard on them to get good grades. Even if writing is not your strong suite, dedication, attentiveness and hard work will help you deliver great assignments that your professors will rate highly.



About the Author

Joanne Elliot makes a living writing articles and doing research. She works with several top writing platforms that provide content for student development. In addition, Joanne runs online and offline workshops for students and educators.

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Most of America is Experiencing Below Normal Temperatures in May

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 20:00 +0000

After two hot days, New England has begun to move back to where most of the nation was this weekend (featured image above). While we were experiencing some sweltering temps, most Americans were well below normal as in cool or downright cold.

This is the 2m temperature anomaly (2MT) for the US yesterday. Hot on the eastern seaboard, cold everywhere else.



The difference reflects the day’s forecast compared to a 22-year mean for the same day. In other words, the rest of America was colder than the average temperature on the day for the past 22 years.

Today, it looks like this.


This is because of Climate change, naturally – and I mean that literally. Free from human influence, the climate changes, has, and always will. The Cult can do nothing that will make a difference, which is the fatal flaw in their plan.

Saying others are to blame for something not one of them has accurately predicted is one thing. Some people want to be fooled. But insisting that these same people can change the thing they can’t predict with enough money and power is just hubris.

The goal is not a better world. It is one that is better for them at the expense of all others. They are the robber barons and corporate cronies they claim to decry, armed with the power to make law and a police state to stick the landing.

It is authoritarianism masked as moral superiority. Tyranny cloaked as dogoodery. A global confidence scam where everyone not in power is a mark.

And they’ve been at it for about 40 years.

And they still have yet to get a single thing right.



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How Governor Sununu Could Be Contributing to Children Committing Suicide

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 18:00 +0000

I don’t believe Governor Sununu wants any child to be harmed, but he might be contributing to the possibility of a child committing suicide based on his refusal to sign the Parental Rights Legislation (HB1431).

We already have evidence of a lawsuit from a father in Florida charging his local school for offering his daughter “gender” counseling without his knowledge or consent. The horrific part of this is, his daughter tried to commit suicide TWICE thanks to school officials hiding information from parents.

Am I surprised by what happened in Florida? Absolutely not. I’ve been a strong voice against turning our schools into mental health facilities. As you can see from this example, they do a lousy job. Not only do they do a lousy job, they can be a danger to your child.

According to this report:

A Florida father said Thursday his daughter attempted suicide twice after her school encouraged others to call her a boy and gave her a new name, while not notifying the parents about meetings discussing her gender identity.

A similar incident happened in the Manchester New Hampshire schools recently. This resulted in a parent suing the Manchester School District for hiding information about their child who was using the opposite gender name in school. Manchester was following the model policy developed by The New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA) that included a provision on hiding this information from parents. The policy is JBAB, and has been adopted in many schools throughout New Hampshire.

Essentially the NHSBA promoted a policy that included a provision for school teachers and officials to lie to parents about their children. After years of standing by this policy, the NHSBA recently quietly removed their support for policy JBAB. Maybe because it’s come under fire from parents, and is now the reason for lawsuits in three school districts.

The Parental Rights (HB1431) proposed legislation would require schools to report information to parents under certain circumstances:

The right [of parents] to be notified promptly when any school board, school district, school administrative unit, school administrator, or other school employee initiates, investigates, or finds the need for any action by school authorities relating to the student pursuant to school policies governing student conduct, truancy, dress code violations, sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, behavior management and intervention, substance use, suicide prevention, gender expression or identity, disability accommodation, and special meal prescription.”

Here is the final version agreed to by the Senate and House.

Parents would be notified if someone within the school initiates, investigates or finds the need for any action by school authorities relating to the student pursuant to school policies governing ……gender expression or identity. This appears to be the hurdle that Governor Sununu can’t seem to jump over. They’d rather school officials, who are not educated or clinically trained to deal with this issue, hide information from parents.  Now we know how dangerous that can be to a child.

As you can see from the case in Florida, the uneducated and trained school officials now think they can help children transition their gender, and offer them some kind of counseling. One might think, but this is malpractice!!!  Well, you wouldn’t be alone in your thoughts.

These people are not educated, nor do they have any clinical training in the field of child psychology, and as we can see from the example in Florida, these school officials became a serious danger to this child.

Governor Sununu seems ok with school officials having this information on children but not parents. That is a deliberate attempt to put the State between the child and parent. At the minimum, parents deserve some kind of due process before you replace the parents with the State.

The parent in Manchester was in a similar situation. You can read the court case yourself. I would certainly categorize this situation as one that could have escalated to a point where this child could have been put in an equally dangerous situation. Fortunately, the parent stumbled upon the information about their child, and has since found educated and professionally trained experts to help their child.

That’s what loving and caring parents do, they pick up the mess that some of these school personnel have created.

In the case in Florida, the father did not learn about what was going on in the school with his daughter until she tried to commit suicide for the SECOND TIME. The teachers didn’t trust this information with the Catholic parents, but as we can see now, school personnel were the ones who put this child in danger.

Is this what Governor Sununu wants for our children? I don’t believe so, but will it take some outrageous act like this to wake him up?

Manchester dodged a bullet, and it could have been much worse. This parent told me directly that no matter what, they would love that child unconditionally. However, in this case, there were other mental health issues that needed to be addressed. School officials, by hiding information from parents, didn’t allow the parents to know the details. By not knowing the details, they were not able to help their child early on. Manchester put this child in danger based on the model policy put forth by the NHSBA.

So the argument goes, should school officials “out” transgender children? Well I didn’t realize that public schools were supposed to be an organization that hid information from parents. Since when did this happen? How about kids who bomb a test, should the school hide that information too?

If a parent is a danger to a child, that needs to be handled by the court system. There is no due process if you believe that all parents are bad and a danger to their child. But that’s exactly what Governor Sununu and opponents of this legislation are saying. They are saying sensitive information should be hidden from parents.

If teachers receive due process, there is no reason to deny that to parents. Parents are not guilty until proven innocent.

Why is Governor Sununu declaring war on good parents? The people spoke, and there is no good reason to veto this legislation.

Call the Governor NOW and ask him to SIGN HB1431! Support parental rights in New Hampshire.



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How Can a Student Combine Study and Work?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 16:44 +0000

There are many reasons why students start thinking about working while studying. Among them is the opportunity to earn extra money, form a financial safety cushion, or realize their ambitions.

In our article, we will tell you about how students can succeed in both work and study.

Make a convenient schedule 

To maintain a work-study balance, think about time management. The most important thing in this matter is to make a proper study schedule and choose the best work schedule.

Choose the most convenient service to do your business, including the Notes app on your smartphone. If you are not a fan of the electronic method of planning, get a planner or personal diary, where you can write down all your things by hand, and you can be sure that they will not go anywhere.

Record all tasks and to-dos as soon as you have them. Whether it’s your planner, day planner, or notes on your phone. Very often we can forget about some important things just because we didn’t write them down in time.

Your daily planning should include not only work and academic tasks, but also well-deserved time off. Make time for rest and personal growth. You can create a rule for yourself, according to which at a certain time of day and on a particular day of the week you cannot respond to any work calls, or messages and do not perform tasks on your studies. If you don’t know how to plan and don’t do it, you’ll probably have to think about someone who can write my essays online, because usually people who don’t plan always have time problems.

Explore part-time jobs on campus 

The task of combining study and work with the help of saved time will be simplified by all kinds of internships and jobs on the territory of your university. If there is such an opportunity, take advantage of it and respond to the jobs you like. That way you will spend more time doing the things you need to do and less time getting to work, especially if you live on campus. This gives you a better understanding of your school’s work system and structure.

Make useful contacts

Students need to develop networking skills that can come in handy for a variety of life challenges. By making useful contacts and expanding your social circle, you gain new knowledge and opportunities, share experiences with others, and save your resources. New work contacts and business relationships can help you understand issues in which you’re not yet an expert or help you get clarification on specific issues related to your work.

The experience of your colleagues and other professionals will enable you to avoid your own mistakes and make the right decisions in the future. Useful networking within the university – whether with staff or students like yourself – can help you live your college life to the fullest without wasting time, energy, or effort. Other students can tell you about their experiences in combining study and work, and university staff can help with academic tasks and, most importantly, guide you.

Use theoretical knowledge in practice  

It will not be difficult to combine study and work if this work is related to your specialty and future profession. many can combine them due to the fact that most of the theoretical material of the university is consolidated in practice.

Thus they spend less time preparing for tests and exams than their classmates while getting better results because they were able to apply their knowledge in practice. Working in the same field in which you are getting an education will save you time in the learning process, and it will contribute to the development of your professional qualities in the future.

Focus on what really matters 

Your life is not just about trying to get everything done all at once. Take at least 15 minutes every day just for yourself, turning off all notifications on your phone and forgetting for a while about all business to be alone with your thoughts, listen to yourself, and understand what you want. Various breathing practices, meditations, and physical activity can help you.

Don’t dive headfirst into work

Since students first learned about distance learning in 2020, the topic of combining study and work has become even more relevant, as the study schedule has become more flexible and free. This allowed students to take jobs where one of the requirements would be being in an office or any other workplace at all times. However, in such cases, there is a risk of getting caught up in the work and forgetting all about your responsibilities as a student.

Even though work may seem insanely interesting and time-consuming, it is important to study every day and not forget that you are, first and foremost, a student.

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Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 16:00 +0000

Note: B”H one of my essays will be ready this week.  Been busy caring for sick family… plus I have to get the garden bed ready and planted in the next couple of days, plus some 5-gallon buckets of potatoes started too.  And then, of course, there’s work.



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.

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.  And I’m working on Thought Splinters IV among a couple of other essays which, hopefully, will be done within a week.  Not like I have nothing else to do.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

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








My favorite for the best of the lot.  Why?  Because, like the Darwin awards, stupid should be costly.  That’s why, for example, if the lipid nanoparticles go for the ovaries and (I’ve read somewhere) testes, and it ends up sterilizing the 5-11 set, I have surprisingly little sympathy for the parents whose genetic lines may have now been snuffed even before their kids get through puberty.  Because while I do sympathize with the kids who have, like many, a crisis of trust – too much trust – in “the system”… the parents, being this f*cking stupid, deserve this.  The data were there.  The warning signs were there.



And yet, they trusted the science.  As though it were a golden calf.



And highlighting this one as a PSA:


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SURPRISE: Teachers and Administrators in NH are Not Happy About What’s Going on In Public Schools

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 14:00 +0000

There is this assumption that all teachers and administrators approve of some of the shenanigans happening in their public schools. Some might be surprised that this isn’t the case. Teachers are parents too. They see what is happening where they work and where their children attend school, and many do not like it.

As a parental rights advocate, some of the school personnel cannot reveal information publicly because they know the backlash they will face, and it will be brutal. Whether it be the union heads or even the administrators, those working in the schools will never expose their identity. Anyone reading this article should know that when someone employed by a local school contacts me, I keep their identity confidential.

There are times when they need legal assistance or advice, I can sometimes provide that. So anyone who claims they are standing up for public education but stands against parents, knows that there are teachers and other school personnel who rely on parental rights advocates to speak up and expose the truth.

There are times when I file a Right-to-Know-Request with a local school district because of the inside information that has been shared with me. I would have no way of knowing about this if it weren’t for someone working in the district sending me information that they are bothered by.

So the next time you read information that I am exposing, it may be coming directly from someone working inside a public school in New Hampshire. We have some amazing teachers working in the schools who want better for all of our children. To those school personnel, I thank you.

For anyone working in the schools who have no voice, feel free to contact me anytime. We can talk and figure out how YOU want to deal with the situation or information you are bothered by.

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AOC Engaged to Marry a Racist Systemic Supremacist Descendent of Slave-Owning Colonizers

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 12:00 +0000

Serial liar Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has announced that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts. Riley is a pasty ginger and card-carrying member of the misogynist patriarchy (he’s a white man!). A systemic racist descendent of European colonizers likely to suffer from low testosterone.


The study — Testosterone Administration Induces A Red Shift in Democrats — was published on November 14th, 2021 by Professor Paul Zak, the Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

“His research has made a substantial impact in explaining the variation in human social behaviors and has been cited by other scholars over 18,000 times placing in the top 0.3% of all scholars,” explains his professional biography.

Zak’s latest findings reveal a link between testosterone levels and political preference through analyzing 136 voting-age males throughout the 2012 election season.

“Our results demonstrate that testosterone induces a “red shift” among weakly-affiliated Democrats,” summarized the paper.


I think it’s safe to say that Riley votes Democrat and is therefore deficient in testosterone which is precisely the sort of man socialist women prefer. Centrally planning things demands compliance, or police powers must be invoked. If Riley doesn’t stay under the porch like a good boy, AOC might have to stage one of her classic public theatrical presentations. Pretending to cry for children “in cages” at the border. Fearing for her life during the ingress or protesters into a building she wasn’t in or near.

Pretending she wasn’t a privileged middle-class gal named Sandy who lived in a moderately upscale suburban neighborhood.

So are congratulations in order? I guess.

AOC follows in the footsteps of a fellow squad member Ilhan Omar who married a white devil of her own (Tim Mynett) after laundering campaign contributions through his consulting business for years.

I’ve no idea what Riley’s job is, but I feel confident without looking that he’s on AOC’s payroll in some capacity. The media says he was a web developer in College when they met, so maybe she can loan him out to soon-to-be-ex NH Senator Maggie Hassan. She’s had issues with network security in the past, and they all vote the same way, so maybe they can work something out.

And kidding aside, I hope they are perfect for each other and have a long and happy marriage, though precisely what that might look like, I have no idea, nor do I much care. It’s not any of my business unless taxpayer money starts (or has been) funneling through Riley and therefore back to Cortez, who has to run for re-election in her “new district.” NY-14 is now (mostly?) Westchester. Not that she has to worry. It’s a solidly blue district, so something borrowed and something blue.

I’m sure it will be typical of her station. They could have a few readings from the works of Marx and Engles. And it will be opulent and excessive in the shadow of hyper-inflation and general misery.

Tone-deaf, just like Sandy.



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