The Manchester Free Press

Friday • August 12 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXXII

Manchester, N.H.

Can Authoritarianism Take Root in a Constitutional Republic?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 18:00 +0000

Like most older Americans, I’ve always been proud of my country.  Those of us who have seen the corruption, the chaos and the ultimate collapse of so many other countries around the world have always felt secure, fortunate – even blessed – to live in a land where opportunity abounds and freedom is enshrined in our Constitution.

We’ve seen how less fortunate citizens of other nations are subjugated by ruthless dictators, or oppressed by total dependence on their governments for basic needs.  And we’ve seen the catastrophic outcome when their governments fail to meet those needs.

We’ve always felt immune from the widespread poverty suffered in third-world countries.  And we never thought for a minute that the endemic government corruption in those countries could ever exist in America, where the rule of law has always prevailed, where the world’s preeminent law enforcement agency and an impartial judicial system guaranteed equal justice for all.

We’ve always believed that the Constitution protects us from would-be dictators bent on fundamentally transforming our country, imposing some other form of government contrary to the will of the people.

We’ve always known that our constitutional republic may not be a perfect system of government, but it’s far better than any communist or socialist government, any dictatorship, or oligarchy in existence.  The opportunities America offers, the liberty it guarantees, and the independence, self-reliance, and personal responsibility it nurtures have made America unique – even exceptional.

It was made exceptional by the documents that established our nation.

But is it beyond the realm of possibility for an elected president to take all of that away, to claim absolute authority, as has happened in other countries?  Is it possible for authoritarianism to take root in America?

All too often, freedom is taken for granted, but history tells us that it can be crushed in an instant.  We’ve seen it happen in so many countries.  Think of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the 1973 takeover of Chile’s democratically-elected government by General Pinochet, and Spain in 1939, when Francisco Franco overthrew the Second Spanish Republic and began his dictatorial reign.

We tend to think of dictators as powerful figures – cunning and ruthless men like Hitler, Stalin, and Saddam Hussein.  But not all dictators fit that mold, and not all dictatorships are spawned out of violence.  There are other, more insidious ways that authoritarianism can take root – even in a constitutional republic.

What if the people somehow elected a president who was, by all measure, unfit to lead?  Maybe he was utterly void of judgment and conviction.  Maybe he was cognitively challenged.  Or perhaps there was strong evidence that he’d engaged in illicit activities, perhaps influence-peddling – bribery – or was somehow compromised by a foreign power.

And what if that president began his term by openly flouting constitutionally passed laws, including immigration laws, created to keep his country safe?  And then he began to issue unilateral, arbitrary, and unlawful decrees and mandates that devastated the nation’s economy and produced the highest inflation rate in 30 years, with no end in sight?

The U.S. Constitution provides a means to remove a president who engages in such “high crimes and misdemeanors” or who is somehow unable to discharge the duties of his office.

But what if the legislative body responsible for initiating those proceedings were controlled by a political party supporting that president’s agenda?  What if that party cared more about political power than it did about the future of its country?

And finally, what if unambiguously biased news and social media protected the president, his party, and their agenda?  What if that media were essentially the propaganda arm of the party?

We don’t have to suppose those things.  We’re watching them all play out in America today.

And we don’t have to guess Joe Biden’s intentions, either.  He told us in no uncertain terms, he sees the worldwide pandemic, not as a crisis, but as an “incredible opportunity” to “fundamentally transform the country.”

One thing we will never understand, though, is exactly what, in Joe’s mind, needs to be fundamentally transformed in a country that rose to superpower status in just 200 years after its birth, a country that he supported for virtually his entire life.

Author and Georgetown University professor, Fathali Moghaddam, wrote a book a couple of years ago entitled “Threat to Democracy: The Appeal of Authoritarianism in an Age of Uncertainty.”  In it, according to a Georgetown review, the professor argues that “Crisis incidents have the potential to turn a democracy into a dictatorship, even in a country like America.”

Maybe it was Joe Biden’s inspiration.

Biden is no Hitler or Stalin.  He’s a weak man in an immensely powerful position.  If he continues to abuse that power, uninhibited by the firewalls the Constitution provides, unchallenged by a collusive press, the Constitution, itself, will become irrelevant.  Government control will continue to expand, individual freedoms will shrink, and America will become a de facto dictatorship.

Everything is in place for the fundamental transformation of America.  The only other element needed to make it happen is still in question.  How compliant will the American people be?

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Waterford City, Ireland: 99.7% Fully Vaccinated – Highest Rate of New COVID Cases in the Country

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 16:30 +0000

Two days ago, we shared some news about Lithuania. With an above-average vaccination rate, they still see near-record infections. Well, this blows that away. Waterford City, Ireland, is 99.7% fully vaccinated so, what’s all this, then?

As reported in the Irish Times, the nation’s establishment newspaper, two of the three most COVID-infected electoral areas in Ireland are located in the county “with the highest rate of vaccination in the country.” In Waterford, a remarkable 99.7 percent of adults over the age of 18 is fully vaccinated.

 

 

If you read on, you’ll discover that while we were all looking at Australia, Ireland had a toxic, totalitarian COVID police state all its own. “The arbitrary evolution of Irish COVID policy over the past 18 months has made it clear that public health officials and government policy makers have no idea what they are doing. If proof were needed, County Waterford provides it.”

They’ve only recently raised restrictions on weddings and outdoor gatherings, and indoor service is permitted if you can prove you are vaccinated. In other words, the perfect Democrat public health police state. Except there’s a problem, and not just in Waterford City.

Related: Lithuania is Approaching Record New Cases Despite Being Over 60% Vaccinated and a COVID-Fascist State

 

Although Waterford is running three times the rate of the nation writ large, Ireland as a whole is not faring particularly well, especially given its draconian restrictions. In the seven days preceding October 21, Ireland reported 2,026 new cases. To put that number in perspective, wide-open Florida had 2,262 cases during that same period with a population more than four times greater than the Irish Republic.

 

And Florida has not had any of those restrictions, including bench warrants for the arrest of COVID skeptics. Yes, Ireland issued an arrest warrant for a “prominent Covid sceptic and anti-vaccination campaigner.” She was an Irish “Scientific superstar” until her brilliant scientific mind began to question government policy on COVID19. The scientist became a conspiracy theorist peddling misinformation.

That’s the sort of nation the left and their republican water carriers want for the US. A state from which we would never return. That would be it. Game over. The new normal. A “normal” where doing everything the experts say results in the country’s highest rate of new positive cases.

As this Spectator article’s headline notes, “Who to Blame When Everyone’s Vaxxed?”

Who, indeed.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

NBC News Demonizes Cars, Blames them for ‘Suffering,’ Rather than Bad Drivers

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 15:00 +0000

I probably shouldn’t share this but it’s literally one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read in my entire life.  Erin Sagen, a supposed ‘culture journalist’ for NBC News, wrote an article that is so incredibly ignorant and stupid that it HAD to be written about and mocked.

The sub-title of the article alone let the world know just how bad it was:

 

Americans are in total collective denial about how lethal our car dependency is. We have to stop normalizing the suffering caused by cars.

 

NEWSFLASH: Cars don’t cause suffering, bad drivers do. As a former resident of Massachusetts, where drivers are known as ‘Massholes,’ I can tell you from firsthand experience, cars aren’t the problem, HUMANS are the problem.

The premise of the article seems to be that cars (inanimate objects until a human takes action to make them no longer inanimate) are bad, and we must stop depending on them to fulfill our basic needs of TRAVELING from point A to point B.

Clearly, the author doesn’t live in a rural area where cars are NECESSARY to function in life.

Yes, car accidents are horrible. Yes, they cause death and suffering but it’s not the actual CAR’S fault, it’s the human driving the car that is the problem. And of course, the author must bring up children and minorities because… I bet cars are also RACIST somehow:

The author admits that cars have become safer over the years but then goes on to say:

It’s true that, with the exception of the past few years, cars general have become safer for drivers and passengers since the 1970s. But our rate of violence is still exceptionally high compared to other countries.

“Rate of violence.” Let that sink in. This author thinks an inanimate object is VIOLENT, not the human who is behind the wheel driving it, and of course, she blames BIGGER CARS as the most evil of violent offenders. The stupid literally BURNS.

The author is correct that most of us know someone who has been in some type of car accident. I, myself, have been in several. Most have been minor but I was once in a major accident on I-93 in Boston in which I was squished in between two large rental trucks in my small car (at the time) because a DRIVER cut off a truck driver who was driving a big rig.

I NEVER blamed the cars or trucks involved in the 5 car pile up, I blamed the Masshole who cut off the big rig driver:

We “HAVE TO” find an alternative to driving cars. It’s clear this author has never stepped foot into somewhere that ISN’T a city. It’s obvious this author is clueless about how the rest of the country lives and doesn’t care that a majority of people do not rely on public transportation and must rely on getting themselves to where they want to go, on their own, using their ‘violent machines’ to get them there.

This article is reminiscent of all the gun controllers who blame firearms for the actions of humans. I never thought they would do the same for CARS.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Is DHHS Commissar Shibinette Spreading COVID Misinformation?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 13:30 +0000

Recall back in September when Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette unloaded on Rep. Ken Weyler for spreading COVID “misinformation”?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of New Hampshire’s health department on Friday accused a Republican lawmaker of spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. … Shibinette was telling the Legislature’s fiscal committee that 90% of those hospitalized in New Hampshire due to the coronavirus are unvaccinated when she was interrupted by Rep. Ken Weyler of Kingston. “That is in doubt,” he said, adding that he has heard from emergency room workers who say 90% of those admitted have been vaccinated. “That is incorrect and that is misinformation,” Shibinette told him, … “I have no idea why someone would say that but that is incorrect, and that is the problem that we are having in increasing our vaccination rate: spreading misinformation about the Covid vaccine.”

Well … it appears that Shibinette may also have been spreading “misinformation”:

Obviously Redfield is talking about Maryland. But why should the breakdown be any different in New Hampshire?

And while not everyone hospitalized for COVID dies of COVID, why would the breakdown for total hospitalizations between the vaccinated and unvaccinated be lower than the percentage breakdown for deaths? If anything, you would expect a higher percentage of COVID-vaccinated among total hospitalizations given the claims that the COVID-vaccines prevent serious illness and death.

Shibinette has some ‘splaining to do.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

VAERS Update – COVID Vaccines Have Killed at Least 17,128* Americans

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 12:00 +0000

As of October 15th, 2021, at least 17,128* Americans have died after receiving a COVID19 vaccine. Almost 83,178 have been hospitalized, with at least 26,199 permanently disabled – of which we know.

 

VAERS COVID19 Vaccine Adverse Reaction 10-15-2021

 

State data for NH as of 10/24 can be found here.

 

 

The odds of surviving a positive case remain the same as they did pre-vaccine and survival remains high for all age groups under 70. The total survival rate for all ages is 98.83%. For all ages under 70, it rises to 99.89%.

 

Demographically, after 18 months, over 90% of the state has NEVER been tested positive. With 99.87% of all persons NEVER having been hospitalized for or with COVID19 and  99.96% of GraniteStaters somehow managing not to have died from this so-called “plague.”

 

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Wake UP and Laugh: Women Know Things That Men Don’t

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 10:30 +0000

You watch one thing, and your feed fills up with that which is just like it. I watched a DRYBAR comedy video, and boom. There’s a lot to choose from, and some of it darn funny. Like this guy, who made me laugh so much, I have to share it.

And I’m sharing it because it’s good to laugh. And some folks dread Monday. Not that there’s no other good excuse to laugh.

I was having a conversation with someone at dinner, and they are having a hard time with the way the world is working at the moment. They are internalizing all this stuff, and they asked me how I deal with it. Well, I blog, but I don’t watch TV news, and I keep the relationship physical. I don’t internalize it. So, no, I don’t get angry or upset, quite the opposite.

I get energized.

And this stuff is so ridiculous that, as my mother used to say, you have to laugh or you have to cry. I choose to laugh at them, and I make time to find joy in the world. And then I get back to blogging because it’s my way of processing and helping others see things in, perhaps, a new way or an old way that strikes us as new.

Good comedians do that.

This guy did that for me. He made me smile and laugh, and I hope he does the same for you.

 

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

So, You Thought This “Takeover of the States by Contract” is Something New? I learned Something

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 01:30 +0000

Courtesy of Dan Richard (the man about the Remonstrance – which is STILL working its way through the court system).  He did some digging and research and from 1933, the time of the Great Depression and FDR’s attempt to “prime the US Economy pump” (in which people actually DID have to prime their hand-driven mechanical parts, especially in rural areas) and came up with this (emphasis mine):

124:1 Authority for Seeking Aid. – The governor, with the approval of the council, is authorized to apply for financial or any other aid which the United States government has authorized or may authorize to be given to the several states for emergency industrial or unemployment relief, for public works and highway construction, for the creation of employment agencies, or for any other purpose intended to relieve distress.

Sounds like today where the Federal Government is throwing money like there’s no tomorrow and hoping something is gonna stick, right?  Almost anything that the Progressive Socialists can do to appear to be our “saviors” in passing legislation that’s gonna bankrupt us but touting themselves as “what a good boy am I!” in bringing home the bacon.

That’s a lot of metaphors in one line but here’s the infringement part:

Any officer of the state who may be designated in any act passed by the congress of the United States, or in any regulation or requirement of any agency of the United States, is authorized in the name of the state to make all applications and sign all documents which may be necessary to obtain such aid, provided that such applications have the approval of the governor and council. The state treasurer is directed to receive all money so granted by the United States, or by any agency thereof, to the state and to hold all such funds separate from all other funds of the state. Such funds shall be disbursed by the treasurer upon warrants drawn by the governor for the purposes for which such relief or aid is granted.

Source. 1933, 162:2. RL 6:2.

So whether an officer of the State is allowed by OUR NH Constitution to do anything is irrelevant.  So much for State Sovereignty, once again, right? Congress made all of the States vassal states with that money sent to them. Usually, vassal states not only have to plead fealty to the conquering entity but also pay tribute. Would taking our money as “taxes” count?

Just like the arguments over signing the current $27 Million contract with extreme strings attached, the above were the strings attached then and our Elected Representatives have agreed to the strings attached now:

 

 

With that, they made the NH Constitution irrelevant.

We think we are a Sovereign State in a set of United States (e.g., what used to be called “these United States”) which has passed into the mist of time as “THE United States” has made the Collective one instead of a set of States that happens to have a Federal Government (Socialist heads just exploded at that line).

We think we have “local control” here in NH but the reality is that we don’t – towns, cities, School Boards, and the like only have the “Freedom” to act within very specific limitations and regulations of the NH Legislature and NH Executive Branch.

It’s all an illusion. At least here in NH, we did the “local” bit to ourselves. The greed of NH politicians just gave it to us good and hard. Most, you see, just look at us, with a paternalistic smile, with thoughts of “what rubes they be” as they look down upon us (and I’ll let you take that any way you want).

It’s COVID right now – but it was the “COVID” of its day almost 100 years ago. Whether or not the Feds had the Power to do ANYTHING was irrelevant. The Republican Governor at the time, John Gilbert Winant, fell for the same schtick – “Money, money, mon-ey, MONEY!” And now Sununu is doing the same thing – “What a good boy am I” in grabbing that all that Fed money.  What does he care about “Federal handcuffs” on NH later on?  He’ll be out of the Governor’s seat soon enough.

He’s taking a calculated risk that most NH voters don’t realize what’s really going on. Sure, just a few short sentences but those mean a lot.

But ask him, since he’s lying that the Federal language in those Federal contracts are mere boilerplate (and his lackey AG Formella swears to it) if WE could have just said the same thing about his Executive Orders – just boilerplate and we can ignore them?  Betcha you’ll get an eye roll and an earful of his protestations that we’re anti-Government or sumptin’.

So not only was NH on the hook for action back then, we ALSO were on the hook financially – the State had to ante up money to make sure that ANY of the strings attached got done – pleading “WE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY” was not an excuse.

ACQUISITION OF LANDS BY UNITED STATES; FEDERAL AID

CHAPTER 124    FEDERAL AID   Highways and Other Public Works

Section 124:2

124:2 Faith and Credit Pledged. – The faith and credit of the state are pledged to make adequate provision, from time to time, by appropriation or otherwise, to meet all obligations of the state incident to the acceptance of federal aid under the provisions of any act referred to in RSA 124:1 and the governor and council are authorized to issue all necessary documentary evidence of such faith and credit.

Source. 1933, 162:3. RL 6:3.

And if you’re asking, we’re still on the hook for it. We’re liable for the money. Just like in my town, if the band gazebo is taken down, if the outdoor skating rink falls down, the town is on the hook financially even those items are now decades old. Take the money, sell your (community’s) soul.

In the home of the brave and the land of the free – we’ve made ourselves slaves.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Why Are We Still Counting COVID “Cases”?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-10-25 00:00 +0000

Just a quick thought: if college football stadiums filled with un-vaccinated people have not been proven to be super-spreader events, why not? What about inside sports venues where people don’t wear masks?

If they aren’t super-spreader events either, why not? Or indoor malls, shopping centers, and large stores that don’t coerce customers to wear masks inside – if they’re not super-spreader locations, why not?

Either a huge majority of the attendees at those sports venues, shopping centers, and stores were already vaccinated (probably not), or a huge majority had already had Covid or a variant and had recovered and now have natural immunity (probably not), or a huge number of them are currently infected but with extremely mild symptoms and aren’t aware that they’re suffering from Covid (this is a definite possibility).

Where’s “the science” here? If all of these people aren’t wearing masks and they’re not hospitalized and in the process of dying from Covid, why not?

Maybe Covid is really “just another flu”. More transmissible, and with worse symptoms, but extremely survivable by those in reasonably normal health.  Maybe it’s the comorbidities that are behind a significant number of Covid deaths.  Maybe there is something to be said for both “natural immunity” and “extreme susceptibility” as opposite ends of the health spectrum.  Maybe all human bodies are not the same and we should stop treating them with one-size-fits-all therapies.

Maybe we should stop counting “cases” and instead count “deaths” and “permanent injury” from Covid.  Maybe we should start listing comorbidities as the primary cause of death – because, in truth, it was the comorbidities that were the primary cause of death.  But if we do that, we also need to look at “deaths” and “permanent injury” from the Covid “vaccines and list them as “possible side effects”.

We will never eliminate Covid from the planet. It will be “yet another dangerous virus” that people will contract.  The overwhelming majority recover just as the overwhelming majority recover from antiviral-resistant pneumonia, another disease that causes death from inflammation in the lungs (or had we forgotten about that one?)

Let’s stop obsessing about Covid. Part of the “human condition” is that people get sick. We can’t avoid getting the “common cold” (some are caused by coronaviruses – look a the label on any disinfectant product).

We don’t make eggs illegal because some people die from salmonella. We don’t make shellfish illegal because some people can die from eating it. We don’t make alcohol or cigarettes illegal because they can cause cancer or other diseases.

It’s been almost 2 years since we first heard of Covid.

Let’s stop counting “cases” as if they were some useful medical measurement.  They aren’t.

Let’s stop scaring people.

Let’s take off the masks, end the mandates, and allow people to get back to a normal life.

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Novak Djokovic = Hero

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 22:30 +0000

This is the appropriate response to the Police-State-of-Australia.

By the way, Djokovic is Serbian. Contrast that to American athletes, the vast majority of whom are more than happy to bend the knee, i.e. get the jab.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Exposed- When Not Abusing Humans, Fauci Tortures Puppies

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2021-10-24 21:20 +0000

On October 21st, the US government’s National Institute of Health finally admitted that Fauci lied when he denied using taxpayer dollars to fund the Wuhan lab that created COVID-19. Predictably, Lord Fauci received very little pressure from those not yet condemning him. Since early 2020, Fauci was the chief proponent of corona-fascism, and he was most responsible for abusing children via masks, isolation, depression, and economic depression. He surely knows that children are far more likely to die from drowning and house fires than from COVID. As the God of Medical Science, he surely also knows that children almost never transmit the virus. Most recently, he has supported approving the vaccines for young children, despite the vaccines’ disturbing safety record. 

On Friday, a new development was exposed in the media, and Fauci may have finally earned the ire of a critical mass of Americans to lose his position as Master of The People. 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is the department within the NIH that Fauci directs, has reportedly been conducting abusive experiments on puppies for years. As exposed by a FOIA request: 

As reported by The Western Journal: “A bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding answers from Dr. Anthony Fauci after a government watchdog group accused the agency he directs of funding unnecessarily cruel medical research that used beagle puppies.”

In a blog post on its website on October 12th, the White Coast Waste Project accused Fauci of using taxpayer money to fund abusive experimentation on dogs. 

“This time, [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] spent $1.68 million of taxpayer money to poison and ‘de-bark’ 44 beagle puppies,” the WCWP wrote. “Fauci’s taxpayer-funded white coats injected and force-fed the puppies an experimental drug for several weeks, before killing and dissecting them.”

“These dogs were subject to some of the cruelest treatment imaginable. In a procedure called a ‘cordectomy,’ sometimes called ‘de-barking,’ the puppies’ vocal cords were slashed,” the blog post stated.

“This cruel procedure — which is opposed with rare exceptions by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and others — seems to have been performed so that experimenters would not have to listen to the pained cries of the beagle puppies. This is a reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”

The White Coat Waste Project added that in 2016, similar experiments were conducted on puppies at a lab in Bethesda, Maryland, where “infectious sand flies were strapped to beagles, and fed on them for 22 months.”

“The dogs developed infectious lesions, before Fauci’s staff killed and dissected them,” the post stated.

While few progressives condemned Fauci over the past 2 years, he may have finally crossed the line and made enemies even out of his most loyal supporters. Progressives are often the most passionate animal rights advocates, and this could spell trouble for the 80-year-old career bureaucrat. PETA has already condemned him and asked Biden to replace him. 

Understanding that even if he were relieved of his duties, Fauci would still not be sufficiently punished for his cruelty, one Texan toyed with a novel idea: “Imagine what would happen if government officials found to be guilty of extreme cruelty to humans or animals received the same abuse that they carried out? In a universe where Fauci knew he’d be restrained while his face was slowly eaten by hungry sand flies until he died, would he still commit these crimes?”, the anonymous social media user wondered. 

Fauci’s NIH also tortured orphans in NYC, as reported by the Gateway Pundit:

The Fauci NIH approved experiments on hundreds of New York City orphans.  Government agencies and pharmaceutical companies used the orphans in deadly AIDS drug trials.

Update: On October 25th, PETA called out Fauci by name and called for his resignation.

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Exposed- When Not Abusing Humans, Fauci Tortures Puppies

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2021-10-24 21:20 +0000

On October 21st, the US government’s National Institute of Health finally admitted that Fauci lied when he denied using taxpayer dollars to fund the Wuhan lab that created COVID-19. Predictably, Lord Fauci received very little pressure from those not yet condemning him. Since early 2020, Fauci was the chief proponent […]

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Palate Cleanser: Even Halloween Pumpkins are “Saying it!”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 21:00 +0000

Well, it IS almost that time of the year – one of the biggest commercial “holidays” of the year – Halloween.

But speaking of trying to integrate the celebration with the hottest call and answer in many football stadium – and in Europe of all places; I present:

 

(Hint: read the teeth)

(H/T: Aaron)

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Enes Kanter = Hero

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 19:30 +0000

So here is the tweet from Celtics backup center Enes Kanter that got the Chinese Communist Party to ban the Celtics:

 

From FoxNews the predictable, but nonetheless disgusting and dishonest, CCP reaction:

China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun denounced “the groundless accusations” and unfounded “lies” regarding Xinjiang and accused the U.S. and others of “using human rights as a pretext for political maneuvering to provoke confrontation.” He said the lives of the people in Xinjiang are getting better by the day and “your plot to obstruct China’s development is doomed to failure.

If you are on twitter, please consider giving Kanter a like and a retweet, and a follow. We need to support Kanter and other athletes who … despite the NBA selling out to NIKE and the CCP … are speaking truth to power … which in this case includes not just the CCP, but the corrupt, disloyal “intelligence community” and Biden regime, and the gutless GOP “leadership” for turning a blind eye to the CCP’s atrocities. Kanter is a hero.

 

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As the U.S. Falls Apart, the Biden Administration Touts their ‘Gender Strategy’

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 18:00 +0000

Rome is BURNING and the Biden Administration is sitting around thinking of different ways to ignore it and in fact, make it worse.

There is literally an invasion at our border and they are doing NOTHING to stop it. Someone is organizing and paying for this but the Biden Administration isn’t investigating who or why, nor are they doing anything to secure our border:

Of course, they’ll be building a fence around Biden’s beach house with taxpayer money next year:

BidInflation is wreaking havoc on the poor, working and middle classes, and especially the elderly on fixed incomes. No, Biden’s inflation isn’t going to be temporary as the liars in his administration claim, it’s going to continue and will be made even worse if they pass Biden’s ‘Build, Back, Better’ bill, also known as the ‘Destroy America’ bill:

There is a serious supply chain issue that has been made worse by regulations in California. The Biden Administration is doing nothing to help ease the situation and in fact, is making it worse with their vaccine mandate:

And of course, Biden’s Authoritarian vaccine mandate that is causing employees across the country, to choose to get vaccinated or lose their livelihoods, at a time when there is already a severe worker shortage in the United States:

The ‘pandemic’ is so severe that the Biden Administration is readily creating an even worse situation for Americans who seek healthcare with his insane vax mandate:

There’s so much more going on as well but the above are serious issues that are harming every American in this country. So, what is the Biden Administration talking about? Their GENDER STRATEGY. Yes, you read that right. The ‘fake’ VP sent it out in a tweet today:

And of course, their ‘strategy’ will do nothing but HARM women and girls but of course, they don’t care about that. It’s their intent.

It’s hard to believe the worse presidential administration in history came to be in under a year. It’s not that Biden is incompetent (he is but he makes zero decisions other than about what flavor ice cream he wants). It’s that his administration actively hates America and everything they do is intended to destroy this country.

While Rome burns, Biden weekends at his beach house in Delaware and Americans suffer the consequences of an administration that hates them.

 

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The Free State … That Would Be Florida … Bans ZuckerBucks

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 16:30 +0000

What are ZuckerBucks, you ask. Well … ZuckerBucks were a big part of how the 2020 election was RIGGED for Joe Biden:

Zuck (I actually prefer Suck) spent over $400 million to buy the election for Biden. As explained in the Federalist:

A new report from The Federalist shows that Facebook CEO funneled $419.5 million with strings attached through The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) to select U.S. elections offices before the 2020 election. These “Zuck Bucks” were largely awarded based on partisanship to local and state offices, and demanded the promotion of universal mail-in voting, greater opportunities for “ballot curing,” and other vulnerable election tactics.

In other words, Zuck as a practical matter bought votes for Biden by pushing turnout AND VOTER FRAUD in Democrat areas of swing States. It is projected that he bought 200,000 votes for Biden in Texas alone (see video above).

Here is what America’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, had to say in announcing that the Free State … that would be Florida, not New Hampshire, bitter-clingers … has banned ZuckerBucks:

“We banned Zuckerbucks, … they did put some money into Florida, not as much as they did in like Texas or Pennsylvania or some of that, but that is now banned. Elections should be administered by these offices, not by private tech moguls coming in and basically commandeering the machinery of the elections. …” 

 

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The Alec Baldwin School of Gun Safety

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 15:00 +0000

In the recent matter of Alec Baldwin’s negligent shooting of two of his colleagues on a movie set, I’m seeing a lot of discussion about how prop guns and blank rounds work, about who might have been responsible for bringing live rounds onto the set or loading one into Baldwin’s prop gun, and a lot of other topics that seem incidental to what I take to be the central question:

Why did Baldwin point a gun whose status he didn’t verify at another person and pull the trigger?

Note that, unlike the journalists reporting this story, I used the word negligent instead of the word accidental.  An accident is something that happens to you. Negligence is something you do.

When I teach gun safety to new shooters, I tell them that in order for something tragic to happen, you have to make not one, not two, but three mistakes simultaneously. And all of these mistakes are easily avoidable. (1) You have to think the gun is unloaded when it’s not. (2) You have to point the gun at something that can’t be replaced. (3) You have to pull the trigger when you shouldn’t.

If you make only two of those mistakes, the worst that happens is that something replaceable gets broken, or someone gets frightened.

I also emphasize to new shooters that you can’t check too often to see whether a gun is loaded. If I check it and hand it to you, what do you do? You check it again. If you hand it right back to me, what do I do? I check it again. Verifying the status of a gun — even a ‘prop gun’, which, if it can shoot normal ammunition, is really just a ‘gun’ — isn’t something you ever trust to anyone else.

So let’s be clear about what happened in this incident. Baldwin made three simultaneous mistakes: He pointed a gun whose status he didn’t verify at another person and pulled the trigger.

He wouldn’t have made any of these mistakes if he’d spent even a few minutes bothering to learn about gun safety, and if he’d accepted that regardless of what anyone else may have told him about what was going on, it was his responsibility to check and control the weapon once it was in his hands.

The death of Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of Joel Souza were not accidental. They were negligent. The distinction is crucial, and a discussion of Baldwin’s negligence ought to become a standard part of any gun safety course — and his enduring legacy on the issue of gun control.

 

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New Hampshire’s “Healthcare Leaders” Spread COVID Misinformation

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 13:30 +0000

The so-called COVID vaccines do not prevent transmission of COVID per the Biden regime. In other words, even if you are “vaccinated” you can still catch COVID and pass it on to others. Here is the Biden Regime’s CDC DIRECTOR admitting just that:

 

 

Yet here are New Hampshire’s self-proclaimed “healthcare leaders” … MONTHS AFTER THE CDC ADMITTED THAT THE VACCINES DO NOT PREVENT INFECTION AND TRANSMISSION … stating just the opposite:

 

 

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More than Ten Months Later and Not One Defendant Has Been Charged with Insurrection

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 12:00 +0000

You may have heard something about an armed insurrection. That thing back in January. The one where not a single person was armed. Oh, and after ten months, not a single person has been charged with insurrection either.

That should make for a great headline after all the noise the media has made about it. Insurrection this, insurrection that. Oh, look, a way to provide a balanced update. No one was charged with insurrection. Maybe we should ask Team Pelosi about that, given that she and her party have worn that word out since January 6th.

Insurrection is an actual thing for which you can be charged. The FBI has focused on little else, it seems. So, a curious mind might wonder how many people are charged with that. You know, the insurrection thing.

Rep Louis Gohmert has an inquiring mind.

 

Marrick Garland, America’s Top Cop, is unaware of any. Not one. And this is Merrick Garland. He’s that guy the Obama fellow nominated for the US Supreme Court. That dude the Dems were gaga over. A thoughtful, independent, moderate, whatever else they said, you know the drill.

Garland is the guy threatening to arrest parents at school board meetings under suspicion of domestic terrorism if they raise their voices. Perhaps he means to arrest them but not charge them?

What sort of government does that again? Oh, that’s right, ours.

And no one has been charged with insurrection.

That’s interesting.

A fact you can bring up the next time some local Dem starts drunk tweeting or sober tweeting, there’s no measurable difference about the insurrection, or whatever.

By the way, does anyone need portable barrier fencing? I think they have some at the US Capitol. We could send it to the southern border. I hear they could use it down there.

 

HT | UAF

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City Censorship

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 10:30 +0000

Censorship takes many forms.  It has even woven its web of deception into our city government and specifically our elections.  The current trend to curtail free speech and with that ever-important flow of information has, as usual, been wrapped up in a blanket of virtue and sold to the people of Laconia as the only proper way to have elections for the good of the city.

I present the “non-partisan” city election as evidence of my claim of censorship and breach of our public trust.

The argument for not placing a (D) or an (R) or an (I) next to a candidate’s name is a noble one. The aim is for the people to not get wrapped up in party politics which the purveyors of this practice would have you believe is a bad thing for everybody. Also, they believe it is more virtuous and correct to look to the individuals running and assess them on their merits as individual people.

I for one, think this is a great way to go and wish all political elections were viewed this way. I, however, do not live in a fantasy world and the reality is that neither does anyone else.

To pretend that political affiliation doesn’t matter is like telling kids at a tee-ball game that there is no score being kept. If you asked, every kid, parent, coach, umpire, and spectator knows exactly what the score is and who is winning. The fact is party affiliation does speak to a person’s character and beliefs and shows others that they share in those beliefs or not.

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To go back to the tee ball example one might say I point out that everyone knows so why advertise it.  The answer is that the people who are involved know, but the people who are not don’t know. Much like your average citizen.  They are busy living their lives and often the only source of information about a candidate is the day of the election at the polls in the voting booth when they look at the ballot for the first time. If they don’t recognize any names the only information, they might have to guide them on the decision on who to vote for is that letter next to a name.

The problem as I see it is that if a person is going to ask a voter for their trust and confidence by voting for them, then the least one could do is show the voter the same trust and confidence by not hiding who they are and what they believe in.  This is bad policy to actively say to the people who vote that they can’t be trusted to make a good decision with the information they need for that very choice.

In the end it is not the government that should be deciding for you what you can use as information and whether it is proper or not.  (censorship) That is for you the citizen to decide, and I for one, think you are all highly qualified to choose your own government.  Unfortunately, your government doesn’t seem to share that view.

Rep Gregg Hough
Belknap County District 3, Laconia
Labor industrial and rehabilitative services committee

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SAU16/Exeter DEIJ Director Starts Off By Misleading Parents

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-10-24 01:30 +0000

The Superintendent of SAU16 David Ryan, has been pushing a Critical Race Theory narrative for months. This is not to be confused with the Critical Race Theory discussed and debated at the college level.

CRT, at the  k-12 level, has turned into a radical worldview that focuses on blaming and shaming children for racism and slavery. That is why some children have come home asking if they are responsible for slavery.

SAU16 purchased books for middle school children that were full of CRT propaganda. In these books, the human race is split into two categories; the “dominant culture” which is described as white, upper-middle-class, cisgender, male, educated, athletic, neurotypical, and able-bodied. If you don’t fit into this box you are in the “subordinate culture.”

Subordinate culture is described as black, brown, indigenous people of color of the global majority, queer, transgender, nonbinary, cisgender women, youth, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist, non-Christian, neurodiverse, those living with disabilities, or in poverty, and more.  Placing everyone into these two categories of dominant or subordinate culture, is at the very heart of Critical Race Theory.

This is why Condoleeza Rice rejected CRT, and said she didn’t agree with the way they are talking about race relations today. She disagreed with requiring white people to feel guilty for everything that has happened in the past. She mentions one of the most important features of CRT which is, the idea that black people have to feel disempowered.

She rejects this radical worldview, and goes on to say that she wants black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that, she doesn’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white. Condoleeza Rice just summed up why David Ryan’s CRT vision is wrong for SAU16 and why parents continue to reject this worldview for their children.

 

Andres Meija, the new DEIJ Director in SAU16, submitted an interview to Seacoastonline.com in which he tries to rewrite history:

In your view, what are some of the biggest misconceptions about DEIJ?

Some of the biggest misconceptions around DEIJ work is that people think it is Critical Race Theory, that DEIJ teaches people that white people are bad, and DEIJ is trying to divide us. These are all misconceptions as DEIJ focuses on acknowledging that all of our differences make us whole and that the SAU 16 community welcomes and celebrates those differences.

This is simply not true. We have seen the evidence of what this district had/has planned for the students, and it is the blame and shame that Condoleeza Rice rejected. Not only did she reject it on one of the most left-leaning TV shows, The View, but you can also hear Whoopie Goldberg and the audience agreeing with her. When you describe what CRT is doing to black and white children, most parents understand the damage that will be inflicted on children, and they don’t want any part of it.

 

 

Over the summer, New Hampshire legislators passed a law that rejects the CRT discrimination aimed at teachers and children. School administrators, and DEIJ directors, do not get to push this narrative in a public school. This is a narrative that is full of hate, racism, prejudice, and discrimination.

Maybe Mr. Meija is backing off of this narrative, and that would be a good thing, but let’s not pretend as if this wasn’t the agenda put forward by David Ryan for months.

2Revolutions was hired to train teachers in the district. 2Revolutions is immersed in the CRT narrative, and that could be seen from their own materials that are full of stereotyping and prejudice. This is why parents in Gilmanton and Merrimack demanded that their district end their relationship with 2Revolutions.  SAU16 continues to maintain its contract with this vendor.

 

 

Parents saw CRT when they looked at the DEIJ Leadership Training that was done in SAU16. The notes show that this session of professional development broke families down into categories of weakness and threats if they were:
1) Part of the “status quo” of the nuclear family
2) Increased parent connection to the classroom (nervous teachers)
3)  Fundamentally disagreed that DEIJ work and concepts should not be taught in schools and that classrooms should remain “neutral,”the resistance can be overwhelming and/or silence teachers working to change…

Families were labeled as weak or a threat if they there were 2 parents and children or if they wanted more of a connection to the classroom. If they disagreed with this discriminatory narrative, they too were labeled as weak or a threat.

During the DEIJ presentation, David Ryan was asked about this kind of professional development, and replied that they had to shift focus in order to comply with HB2.  In other words, 2Revolutions will not be able to push their discriminatory narrative on the teachers and staff anymore. That discriminatory narrative IS Critical Race Theory.

So why did Mr. Meija paint such a different view of what has been going on in this district? I don’t know the answer to that. If there has been a shift away from the CRT narrative due to the new anti-discrimination law, then why not just say that? Why make false statements that imply that CRT has not been part of their agenda?

Parents need to be reassured that they have someone in the position of DEIJ director who will be honest with them. Mr. Meija needs to be transparent in what he is doing in this new role. To start out by misleading parents who are fully aware of the CRT agenda in this district, doesn’t offer them the confidence they were looking for.

 

 

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