The Manchester Free Press

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Vol.XV • No.XLIX

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Showing Images of Gun Violence Disrespectful to Families and Friends of Deceased

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 15:00 +0000

So I didn’t know that The Daily Sun allowed fictitious names to be signed onto submitted letters to the editor.

Very clever, though cowardly, of the writer from Meredith, in his letter titled “Why doesn’t the news show the gore of mass killings?”, where he promotes the idea of showing the public the mutilated bodies of dead children and adults killed by mass murderers (under the guise of blaming guns and calling them weapons of war), to sign his name as Ragnar Loftbrook, the main character — a pagan — in the bloody and cannibalistic Amazon video series, “Vikings.”

And also how disrespectful and outright despicable to the families and friends of these deceased innocents to suggest such a horror as displaying the carnage on mass media.

Sounds like a very pagan idea he has indeed.


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The Obama’s Want to Burn More Fossil Fuels at “soon to be underwater” Beachfront Island Mansion

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 13:30 +0000

If you want a story with layers of hypocrisy, this is probably it. The Daily Caller reports that Barack and Michelle Obama want to install underground residential-use propane tanks at their seven-bedroom, 8 1/2 bath Martha’s Vineyard Mansion. The one on a beach, at sea level.

The property, purchased in 2019, currently valued at about 19 million despite its imminent doom, sits on beachfront near Kingspoint. A fact of which we’d made sport. Climate Cult president cries sea-level rise for years, then buys hisself a swanky shoreline crib.

The headlines did write themselves.

And Martha’s Vineyard is all-in on the fearmongering. They’ve got sea-level-rise mitigation plans, contingencies, and even a video from 2013 showing what it will look like as catastrophic climate change starts to swallow their little paradise.

Barry and Michelle bought it anyway – they even got the owners to knock two million off the asking price. Imagine where we’d be if he strong-armed the Federal Budget like that?

Then consider a request for three large propane tanks amounting to 2500 gallons of capacity. Buried in the yard. Propane. A fossil fuel. Planet-destroying emissions-generating fossil fuels.

A little back-up for a home heated with natural gas (forced hot water)?

I know many folks are ranting about that, but 2500 gallons isn’t much for a home that size. It will keep the pipes from freezing for a good while and the people. Not that the Obama’s need to stay in the summer home over a New England Winter.

And Barry’s loaded. He’ll be more than comfortable, fed, and protected wherever he might rest his Marxist bones. So, the hypocrat has piled hypocrisy upon hypocrisy. Rich, fossil-fuel burning, beachfront owning, budget-conscious with his own money, Democrat who preaches class war, and climate alarmism.

Wait, here’s one more hypocrisy. According to Zillow, the property taxes have gone down over 20% since the Obama’s purchased the property (despite the estimated value going up).

Has anyone else’s property taxes decreased over the past few years – maybe ever? Asking for 81 million ‘friends.’



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Data Point – How Many Constitutional Carry States Are There Now?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 12:00 +0000

The number keeps rising and is now half the States in the Union as of March: 25.  Half the country now honors and respects the Second Amendment whose plain words put NO restrictions on the keeping and bearing of arms.


A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Georgia was the last State that said that Citizens did not have to ask permission from The State in order in order to exercise their Rights enumerated in the Second Amendment. I always wondered about the cognitive dissonance of having to get permission (by obtaining a license or permit) to exercise a Right that is in the Constitution to defend ourselves against a Tyrannical Government…you?  If you were that Tyrannical State (or wanted to be in on the creation of such), would YOU issue such permits and licenses?

And for the trolls out there; if a person is a danger to themselves (e.g., suicide) or others (e.g., willingness to commit assault and battery, some leading to death), there are already laws that follow Due Process in removing them from Society and start the judicial process.  And not the inanimate object(s)

Just look at drunk/under-the-influence driving – they don’t take away someone’s vehicle, do they? They pull their license instead and revoke the PERMISSION to drive on the public by-ways.  And that is done by the judicial process in going after the PERSON and not the inanimate object.

It’s always been the Left (and supporting role Squish and Progressive Republicans) that go for the throat of our self-defense Right.  They simply want to disarm us.

Then what?  And telling me “oh, that can never happen here?” doesn’t wash.

A rather simple example of actions by Progressives promising such with the 16th Amendment that started income taxes.  “OH, you don’t have to worry about it, it’s only the top 2% that will pay it!” – yeah, we know how well THAT worked out for us, don’t we?   I’m getting off-topic here by talking about income taxes but AIER has a great history on how the 16th Amendment was created – and NOT just for the reasons we think today. It’s worth your time to read it carefully. And Mark Perry’s stuff as well.

The shift has been rather quick to realize that if one doesn’t have to get permission from The State in order to exercise their Freedom of Speech Right, one shouldn’t have to do so for a different one.

And don’t bother telling me that words don’t kill people.  Leaders in Communist/Socialist countries, operating from the words spoken and written by Marx and Lenin, have killed far more people (well over 100 million by most estimates) than American civilians.

(H/T: Crime Research)

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Comedian Has an Idea About How to End School Shootings.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 10:30 +0000

I’ve had similar thoughts (along this line) and shared them here, but this was still very amusing to me. Delivery and timing help. And the audience thinks it’s funny, probably because what he has to say sounds absurd but actually makes sense by the time he’s done with the gag.

There is some “adult” language, so tag this NSFW. But it is brief and poignant and amusing, and what better way to start a Friday morning than with a chuckle.

And let’s remember, people, it’s a joke.



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‘GrokGardening – Invasive Plant Thread

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 01:30 +0000

City folk, and urban dwellers, have no idea how nature works. If you live in New Hampshire (90% forested +/-), you know a thing or two about that. Clear some land, and nature takes it right back and right quick. And every year, by my reckoning, it’s something new or different.

We cleared some trees a few years back, and the open land has proven to be an excellent place for new growth. I clear it (mower or string trimmer – it’s not all flat enough for a lawnmower), and it grows back. A lesson the urban dwellers may not have learned living in a city.

If you don’t keep after it, it will swallow the world back up and a lot faster than you ever imagined.

This years grow back is a lot different from previous years. Not a bad thing, but an interesting one, and I thought I’d see if anyone else had seen anything similar.

When spring finally sprung, we found a handful of new plants taking over the open spaces we’d created—some pesky, some pretty, and a few that were familiar but more prevalent.

We have a type of ornamental landscaping, “weed,” in the sedge grass family. I call it a weed because it acts like one but when isolated as a landscape element it is a pretty “no-maintenance garden” green feature.



I’m no expert but a search produced “Carex Hystericina” as its formal name. They grow into a big rounded thing a few feet in diameter but low to the ground. Last year we had two or three; this year, there are dozens or scores of them. I’ve placed a few around the yard and mowed down the rest. Yeah, they grow back, and I don’t mind.



Keeping it company is something called horsetail. I didn’t see any of this last year, but it is EVERYWHERE this year.



This stuff is handy (to me). It fills in places where lawn grass doesn’t grow well, and when you mow it, it creates an even green look that makes my yard look better than it is. But as I said, I saw none last year, and it’s all over the place this year. Is COVID or Global Warming to blame? Joe Biden’s presidency. Vladimir Putin?

A little politics in the garden (gardening/landscaping thread).

The wet spring temporarily tuned a chunk of my yard into a swamp, in which grew this in large quantities.



An image search says it’s probably Soft Rush (Juncus effuses) -I call it swamp grass. It grows tall and gets mowed or weed-wacked, though there’s still a ton of the stuff I’ve not yet cut down. It is also everywhere this year; we didn’t have it last year.

Another new edition, and these have not elevated to invasive yet. I just started seeing it this season. Sheep Laurel or Mountain Laurel.



Pretty little plant.


I’ve also got a few of these popping up. Aquilegia or Granny’s Bonnet if the image search results are correct.



I’d like to see more of these, but I have to be careful what I wish for – I might be inundated next year.

There’s more, but I’ve no pics of that stuff, so maybe next time. Until then, what’s invading your landscape or garden? What might you be growing on purpose? Consider this an open gardening thread.



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NH State Rep Carol McGuire – Your State House 06/10/22: Wrap Up

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-06-17 00:00 +0000

I was prime sponsor for twelve bills this year. HB72, building code amendments, was killed because it duplicated SB 15, which passed. HB 628, legalizing possession and home grow of cannabis, was killed in the Senate (after passing the House 241-113!)

HB 1016, licensing speech-language specialists in schools; HB 1062, electrology licensing clarification; HB 1192, on acupuncture licensing; HB 1288, on names and titles in the department of administrative services; and HB 1398, studying centralized criminal records checks in schools, have all been signed by the governor. HB 1681, updating the state building code, is on its way to his desk.

HB 1061, on the midwifery council, and HB 1191, including duplexes as well as single family homes from the licensing requirement for plumbing, electric and gas fitting, are both in interim study in my committee. I expect them both to be resubmitted next year, in a modified form. Likewise, HB 1447, prohibiting facial recognition technology by state agencies, is in interim study in the Transportation Committee.

HB 1563, auto-enrolling new state employees in the deferred compensation plan, was killed after the public hearing convinced me that it should not be a legislative mandate, but rather something agreed on by the employees and their management.

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That’s 50% passing, plus three more actually being studied and one included in another bill – not my best year, but reasonable.

I also cosponsored 28 more bills – way too many! I didn’t actually work on very many of them, but when a friend asks you to cosponsor a bill that is a good idea, it’s hard to say no.

HB 20, education freedom accounts, is on the table in the House because its content was included in last year’s budget. HB 349, deleting the requirement for school nurses to be certified by the department of education (but not that they be registered nurses) passed the House and was killed in the Senate, as was HB 1401. This prohibited the federal government (but not the state!) from tracking individual vehicle mileage – likely as part of a mileage tax for vehicles that don’t pay much gas tax.

HB 457, which allows the legislative youth advisory council to meet remotely, has been signed by the governor. My committee radically simplified this bill, eliminating the changed scope and a new appointing authority; we weren’t convinced this council is useful, but decided to give them another year to prove themselves. HB 568, tapering out the interest and dividends tax, was killed as duplicative: a similar plan was included in the budget.

HB 1018, converting the board of medical imaging and radiation therapy into an advisory board, was another request of OPLC. This bill has been signed by the governor, as has the similar HB 1446, on the boards of recreational therapists and respiratory care practitioners. HB 1043, a study committee on regulations that apply to small food businesses, was killed in the House because they thought the state wide food truck license created by HB 1595 resolved the issue. I’m not sure, but at least it gives some relief from the inconsistent local regulations.

HB 1298, an increase in the income limit for the education tax credit scholarships, passed the House but died in the Senate. HB 1312, on water pollution and waste disposal rulemaking, is in interim study in my committee, looking at the interaction of the building codes (specifically the plumbing code) and the septic and sewer requirements, which are largely in rules. HB 1348, legalization of cannabis (and allowing home grow) was tabled in the House, in preference to the simpler HB 629. HB 1598, legalizing cannabis and setting up a regulatory structure for sales, passed the House and was killed in the Senate. I’m a member of the cannabis caucus, since prohibition doesn’t work and I believe cannabis should be legal – enough people seem to want it!

HB 1507, timely publishing childcare investigations, has passed both houses and is going to the governor. HB 1520, requiring guardians ad litem to provide itemized bills when asked, passed the House and went to interim study in the Senate – not sure why, it seems simple enough.

SB 221, a minor reorganization of the department of corrections, has been signed by the governor. SB232, clarifying that a school district’s retained surplus can only be used for emergency expenditures, or to offset taxes, was killed in the Senate. SB 264, transferring the low income energy assistance program to the new Department of Energy, went to interim study in the House to resolve some issues between the department and the Public Utilities Commission, which currently oversees this program.

SB 274, prohibiting project labor agreements in state government construction contracts, passed the Senate but was killed in the House. My committee heard all the union opposition to this bill, even though such an agreement has never been used in New Hampshire!

SB 282, revising some of the language in the acupuncture licensing statute, has passed both the House and the Senate and is on its way to the governor. SB 290, exempting ear acupuncture from licensing, passed the Senate and is in interim study in the House. SB 292, requiring a probation or parole officer be notified of an arrest, is also in interim study, but the study is mostly to make sure the automatic notification process the state police claim is within their capability actually gets implemented!

SB 310, allowing private organizations to use license plate scanners, was killed by the House as an invasion of privacy. SB 313, cleaning up statutory language setting license fees, and SB 330, on the authority of the OPLC to set fees, have both passed House and Senate and are headed for the governor. The same is true for SB 337, authorizing data sharing for EMT services, SB 398, creating an advisory committee on building code updates, SB241, clarifying the dual enrollment program between high schools and community colleges, and SB 443, requiring municipal amendments to the building and fire codes be reviewed and published by the building code review board or the state fire marshal.

A fairly productive year: twelve passed, five in interim study (at least three of which will actually be studied!) three combined with other bills, and eight killed. The ones I actually worked on were the building code process and most of the licensing changes, all of which went through my committee (it’s much easier that way.)

I also signed up for another term, this time in the new, larger floterial: Allenstown, Dunbarton, Epsom, and Hooksett. It’s a two seat district, and former representative JR Hoell, from Dunbarton, has also signed up for that district.

My husband Dan McGuire, is also running again, from the single seat Epsom district. He has a contested primary, against incumbent representative John Klose. Since I don’t, I won’t do much campaigning until August – Epsom and Dunbarton Old Home Days are both on August 13, and Allenstown’s (with Pembroke) is August 27. Hooksett doesn’t have an Old Home Day…

See you there!

Representative Carol McGuire

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YouTuber Ranks Every Republican Governor – Mine Got an ‘F’

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 22:30 +0000

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s slide from so-so Republican to establishment tool didn’t take long, but why would it. The Sununu DNA is predisposed toward ruling-class establishment policy. Toe the blue line to get a seat at the table, even if it’s the kiddie table.

It has endeared him to the corporate media and the Left, but does he know it will never be enough because it never is. That may be his biggest flaw, and he’s got more than a few, which is why he ended up at the bottom of this list of Republican Governors with Phil Scott and Utah’s Spencer Cox.

Maskachusetts governor Charlie Baker did better. Well, they all did better except for Scott and Cox, and maybe there’s room for Sununu to be the best of the worst in the F column if that’s a distinction with a difference. A sad little game if you ask me. And yes, he could always be worse.

So, what about the rest of them? Kristi Noem, a darling early in the pandemic, fell out of favor along the way. She got a D from this “pundit.” And she is in “good” company (that’s sarcasm). Nearly 60% rated ‘D’ or worse (so much for a majority of “republican” governors), with only Ron Desantis (Florida) and Greg Gianforte (Montana) earning an ‘A.’

I don’t think he was too tough on any of them, but you decide. See where your governor lands, and let us know if you agree with that or any of the grades assigned in this commentary.



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NOTICE: Sheriff Warns against Picking up Folded up Cash in the Street. Here’s Why

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 21:30 +0000

DUnno if this is happening here in New England but forewarned is forearmed:

A Sheriff’s office in Tennessee is warning the public against picking up folded dollar bills because of possible fentanyl and methamphetamine exposure. The Giles County Sheriff’s Department saw two incidents where a folded dollar bill was discovered on a local gas station floor that had a white powder inside that was later found to be fentanyl and methamphetamine, the office announced Thursday.

“This is a very dangerous issue! Please share and educate your children to not pick up any folded money they may find in or around businesses, playgrounds etc., without using great caution and even alerting a parent or guardian,” the announcement said.

The Sheriff’s office warned that the amount of fentanyl smaller than a penny could “kill anyone that it comes into contact with.”

(H/T: AmericanWire) (H/T: Matt)

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And When You Refuse to Leave Alone Those That Want to Just Be Left Alone

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 21:00 +0000

The Most Terrifying Force of Death…

“The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of men who wanted to be left alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over.

“The moment the men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the men who just wanted to be left alone.”

~ Author Unknown

Progressives seemed to be hardwired to NOT leave people alone. They just can’t stand the idea that somewhere, someone, is living their lives outside of their grasp – and haven’t yet gone to the point to push us, the members of the “Leave Us Alone Coalition”, where we realize that our Freedom has been taken away by 10,000 cuts. Then, the reaction may well begin because these Oppressors will have pushed the now politically oppressed to understand that they have nothing else to lose.

When you lose your freedom to choose for yourself, you are no longer free, are you?

(Image H/T: Liberal Logic 101)(H/T: Matt)

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Governor Groomer (a/k/a Sun-King Sununu) Supports Biden’s LGBT Mandates

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 21:00 +0000

This: “A new Biden administration rule would prevent students from receiving federal funding for public school lunches if their district didn’t comply with LGBT mandates.”

Governor Groomer’s Attorney-General SUPPORTS Biden’s mandate, which of course means Sununu supports the mandate. From the article:

In a letter to the president, 26 Republican attorneys general demanded the Biden administration withdraw its Department of Agriculture’s Title IX interpretation, which will take billions of dollars in National School Lunch Program funding away from schools that don’t let biological males use the girls’ bathroom or compete in girls’ sports. The department’s interpretation violated the Administrative Procedures Act, …

With the exception of New Hampshire attorney general John Formella, every Republican attorney general joined the coalition, which is led by Tennessee attorney general Herbert Slatery.

As I have said previously, Governor Groomer is NEITHER a conservative nor even a Republican. Nor are you if you vote for him.

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Kids Contract Multiple Viruses at Once: Are Public School Mask Mandate Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 19:30 +0000

Mask mandates have a lousy record when it comes to stopping the spread of viruses, but there is growing evidence that they increase the chances that you’ll get them. And not just one. Doctors are reporting pediatric patients with as many as three viruses at once.


Thomas Murray, an infection-control expert and associate professor of pediatrics at Yale, told The Washington Post on Monday that his team was seeing children with combinations of seven common viruses – adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza, as well as the coronavirus.

Some children were admitted with two viruses and a few with three, he said.

‘That’s not typical for any time of year and certainly not typical in May and June,’ he said.


Experts say pandemic policies might be responsible, but no one in the source article is willing to blame mass masking. They suggest that preventing kids from exposure to everyday viruses makes immune systems ill-prepared to fight them when encountered. That has always been a concern, but that’s the only problem.

Masks don’t prevent the spread of viruses. Wearing one does not prevent exposure. They are not engineered to do that and never were. Neither do cloth masks nor, in many cases, better devices improperly used. What they can do is accumulate exhaled human “waste” in the form of bacteria and recycle that into the lungs with other trapped particulates. The deeper breathing required to get adequate oxygen while wearing a mask can embed these bits further into lung tissue, which presents the opportunity for more severe illness.

It creates fertile ground for something, including things to which they were not adequately exposed.

I’m not a doctor, but I’m not beholden to medical associations, corporate hospital systems, big Pharma, or serving at the will of politicians and bureaucrats who have an agenda and an approved narrative. And I can read, and have.

Trapping kids in masks for six or more hours a day can create the potential for unwanted side effects; Hypoxia, Hypercapnia, particulate vulnerabilities, microbial challenges, and now they are catching viruses in spring and early summer when that used to be rare. A problem some of the same experts are suggesting is the new normal.

It’s new, but it is not normal.

Mass masking any demographic, especially one with nothing to fear from COVID, is not normal. It’s extreme, and these are likely the consequences but don’t worry. They’ll blame it on something else, like climate change.

And that’s a hint. The cure to this and many problems that ail us is a change in “leadership,” prompting a shift in the political climate. An electoral vaccine that protects you from Donkey Pox. And yes, a booster is required (at least every two years), or you should expect to lose more than just your liberties.



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I’m Running for NH State Rep in Meredith. 

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 18:00 +0000
I’ve never considered running for public office, but our country is in trouble, and we need to safeguard what our forefathers fought so hard for.

If elected, I would fight to:
  • protect your constitutional rights (freedom of speech, religion, right to privacy and to bear arms, etc.)
  • lower or eliminate taxes, and prevent a state sales or income tax.
  • stop the intrusion in our daily lives by big government and big tech.
  • promote parents’ rights.
  • restore election integrity.
  • advocate for medical freedom and patients’ rights.
  • limit the governor’s power and authority regarding state of emergencies—including their ability to suspend our constitutional rights.
  • reduce/remove regulations and taxes that negatively impact small businesses.
  • end the state’s acceptance of federal government funding that comes with strings attached (illegal immigrants, experimental vaccines, militarized police, and more).
  • make our schools educate students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed—not flawed, worthless political agendas.
  • stop the destruction of the family.
  • defend the biological fact that there are only 2 sexes.
  • allow the recall of elected officials who are failing the voters of this state.
I’m not afraid to tell it like it is, won’t back away from a fight, and don’t do things half-fast. Support me with your vote in the Republican primary on September 13, 2022. I will not let you down. The best is yet to come. Jeanne Tofts Meredith NH Rep Candidate Vote for me on Sept 13, 2022 Reminder: Content about candidates or by candidates is not an endorsement by or its authors.

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Democrats Don’t Like Kamala Harris Either …

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 16:30 +0000

Stealing elections is expensive, so Democrats need to raise a lot of money. Typically, you can count on the titular party heads – the P and the VP as a featured attraction. It allows donors and sycophants a shot at rubbing elbows with “greatness,” unless that someone is Kamal Harris.


The Democrat National Committee (DNC) reportedly had to reschedule its Woman’s Leadership Forum fundraiser on May 25 and 26 with Vice President Kamala Harris for lack of ticket sales.

“The event was rescheduled last minute for the autumn, when the event is traditionally held, after the event couldn’t sell enough tickets,” Status Coup News reported. “When the invites were sent out on May 5, it was hyped as an incredible opportunity to mingle in person after two years of virtual events and meetings.”


We have the first woman (whatever that is) Vice President (and that), and one of at least some color, and Democrat women don’t want to meet her. They don’t want to dish out dollars to support the party she supposedly leads. They don’t want her to be president.

That’s the only reason to prop up dementia-Joe. A guy who, every time he speaks, does damage to the nation and the Democrat brand. And Kamal is worse.

And these are the people the “experts” on the Left chose to run the country or what’s left of it. Maybe they got that part right. Destruction is always the goal, and Biden-Harris will go down in history, assuming it doesn’t get re-written, as the worst Administration ever.

And I’m not suggesting they couldn’t do worse, but when Democrat women don’t want to attend an event featuring Democrat women, that’s bad. And why do they think the fall event will be a better draw? Nothing happening now is going to get better—quite the opposite.

Kamala will be even less of a draw in three to four months, but that’s the plan.

Let’s see how that works out.



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Ron DeSantis Trolls Dems To High Heaven

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 15:00 +0000

I am running out of ways to say that Ron DeSantis has a preternatural, uncanny ability to troll the heck out of demented leftists. The guy can’t hold a press conference without twisting the knife in Democrats.

As good and as often as he torches these fools, though, I think we just entered Top Five territory with this latest comebacker. Let me set this up: DeSantis is speaking to reporters and enters a Q&A session. He fields a question from the journos referencing an earlier tweet from Elon Musk basically saying he [Musk] felt Ron DeSantis should be the GOP nominee for 2024 and that he was leaning towards voting for him. Enter DeSantis.

Watch below as Florida’s hotshot governor takes over from here:



Absolutely priceless. As Clay Travis tweeted, this is “pure gold.” My goodness, was that delicious. Elon Musk, a South African native and therefore an immigrant from the continent of Africa, might not be the envisioned image of the term, but it’s nonetheless accurate and the perfect way to corner Democrats who thought they couldn’t hate him anymore after he exposed Twitter as a fraudulent organization.

I admit it’s not the first time I heard the term, but I have only heard it from commentators, not from duly elected governors and potential presidential prospects.

It’s moments like these that Ron DeSantis is gaining popular momentum for 2024. He has the same instincts that drove Trump to the White House when it comes to speaking honest truths and pushing back on the media. But what separates him from the former president is his more affable, approachable manner and articulate communication. This is not a dig on Trump, who was the only person –  literally, the only person – who could have defeated Hillary in 2016 and who exposed the absolute corruption of the Deep State for four years. Trump is owed a huge debt of gratitude.

But moving forward, is DeSantis best poised to carry the torch? This is the question on everyone’s mind as the field for GOP candidates is effectively down to two men – the former president or Florida’s governor.

Here is the tweet that set the internet on fire and gave DeSantis this opportunity to torch demented leftists everywhere:



I previously wrote about some reactions online from Musk’s one-word reply to the question. Over at the Daily Wire, there was near-unanimous consent among their preference to see Trump step aside and allow DeSantis a chance to run on 2024.

“Time will tell how the presidential primaries shake out within the Republican Party, but this tweet cannot be ignored for the impact it will have. Musk has his own ideas, to be sure, but he is also good at reading the room.

Interestingly, while it is nearly unanimous that Donald Trump saved America (we wrote about this right after Election Day 2020), there is also no shortage of conservative voters that can simultaneously lionize the man and have a different vision for the immediate future of the entire MAGA movement. 

Some voters worry about what would essentially amount to a lame-duck term should Trump run and win. Others point out that while Trump is a great visionary, DeSantis shares his bombastic retorts for corrupt media and politics, perhaps in a more deft tone, and with the additional bonus of having executive experience. There is then the fact that Donald Trump carries a lot of baggage, especially as it relates to the end of his term. Fair or not, the aggressive and savage media narratives would make it hard for him to overcome certain voter tendencies.”



Hailey Sanibel writes at The Blue State Conservative.

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SEC Social Credit Score Mandate

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 13:30 +0000

“Social Credit Score” policies patterned after the Chinese Communist Party’s methods to control their people are silently being implemented into our economy based on a company’s trustworthiness to the policies of the state in areas such as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

This mandate is moving to become bureaucratic law through the corporate environmental policy of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate Disclosure S7 – 10 – 22. It will be regarded as law through executive fiat by the Biden Administration without congressional approval unless, during the “comment period” ending on Friday, June 17th, an overwhelming miraculous irate citizen response builds into a wall of resistance that convincingly tells the SEC this is a line they had better not pass.

Some folks unfamiliar with ESG Chinese style Social Credit Scores may wonder: what’s the big deal? First of all, this latest policy of the Biden White House is moving through a sneaky law-making process that bypasses the constitutional mandate that all law-making is vested in Congress.

Why should citizens stand idle while our political leaders violate this constitutional mandate, allowing the SEC to do their job? Such as issuing limitations on corporate and personal liberty through bureaucratic law that requests many costly bogus environmental disclosures. Mandating public companies to report climate risks and the cost of moving away from fossil fuels and even the physical impact of storms on higher temperatures blamed on the bogus science of global warming. All among other ridiculous demands that, according to the IV Amendment, are none of their business.

These burdensome edicts placed on the backs of American enterprises will further make us less competitive, and the average Americans who will fund these policies out of each paycheck will face future loss of jobs. Don’t worry, more government jobs will solve the problem is the socialist dream. Hogwash!

Even worse, this “tyranny is contagious,” companies will need to impose their own “social credit scores” on consumers resulting in Americans being denied services because they haven’t adopted the Great-Reset-compliant lifestyle that follows the Chinese Communist agenda. Needless to say, Patriots who believe in individual responsibility to make their own decisions in all areas of life will not get passing grades.

This must be stopped. For Social Credit scores are right out of the tyrannical Chinese Communist totalitarian agenda to control people. It is fair to assume that most American entrepreneurs do not want to live in such a climate of business that demands compliance to so much useless “red tape” that only produces higher prices and bureaucratic job security on the way to 100% total government control.

“Social credit scores” in America for individuals or corporations must be defeated. For generational liberty depends on each generation preserving it for the next. The challenge is ours. Otherwise, Through silence, we help implement this communist Chinese-style Great Reset Policy of the World Economic Forum.

As you ponder this perilous dilemma, consider the eternal truth that is a foundation pillar of American liberty expressed by the wit of President Emeritus of the John Birch Society, John F. McManus: “America has become great not because of what the government has done for the people, it has become great because of what the government was prevented from doing by the Constitution.”

It is urgent that we put this process of limitation on government into action by June 17th by spreading the word to both the federal and state legislatures to put pressure on the SEC to reverse their 3-1 decision to implement Social Credit Scores by decree on American free enterprise. Insist that the Biden Executive department crawl back into their “constitutional cage.”



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Little Hitlers Purifying the “Intellectual” Dogma

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 12:00 +0000

Obama’s EPA hackarina, Gina McCarthy, serves as a climate advisor for the Bidenistas. Not the economic climate nor the international. And not the broken border (that’s Kamala). Baby Formula Czar? Nope. She’s Biden’s Climate cult Torquemada and wants her big tech inquisitors cut your tongue out.


“We need the tech companies to really jump in,” she said, because highlighting the costs of green energy is “equally dangerous to denial because we have to move fast.” Got that, Mark Zuckerberg?

Merely pointing out technical limitations of lithium-ion batteries could be “disinformation.”


If you want to discuss issues with engineering, physics, or logistics, that demonstrate how what they demand will fail – harming people, the nation, and the environment, well, gosh, Wally, that’s disinformation.

We’ll have none of that, and the Government, through the mouthpiece of Gina McCarthy, is asking the internet to censor it. That would be like banning the sale of newsprint to broadsheets that dared to question the methods and tactics of bureaucrats and politicians in centuries past. The internet is just a medium, and big Tech may be its gatekeeper, but the Government asking, hinting, and coaxing them to censor partisan speech is a problem.

It is a different problem from them engaging in censorship voluntarily.

Without getting into a debate about whether Facebook, Twitter, or Google are more public utilities than private entities acting on their own behalf, the Government is expressly prohibited from what McCarthy suggests.

Yes, the Government does it all the time and more than we can know, and not just from the lips of Gina McCarthy. Censorship is a plank in every authoritarian platform. And the progressives have been very successful at grooming their corporate oligarchs to print their own branches.

Censorship or censure. That’s the Government’s policy. And what’s left is labeled the consensus.

It’s the intellectual equivalent of ethnic cleansing.

So, modern Democrats like Gina McCarthy are just little Hitlers purifying the “intellectual” dogma of their 21st-century master race, and big Tech and corporate media are their Schutzstaffel.



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CARTOON: Appeasing the Crocodile

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 10:30 +0000

As RINOs worked to undermine Trump all through his tenure in office:



We now have RINOs throwing our sacred Bill of Rights down the gullet of the Left’s crocodile.  Hoping for accolades, invites to the “beautiful people” cocktail parties, and laudatory puff pieces in the enemedia about how they’ve “grown in office”, and leave us not forget the nest-feathering.  Funny thing about crocodiles, though.  They’re never satiated.



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Republican Flips 85% Hispanic D+5 Texas Border Congressional District Running on Stricter Border Enforcement

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 01:30 +0000

Getting tough on border security and immigration helped catapult Donald Trump to victory in 2016. I think we can agree that Biden and Democrats have outdone themselves, undoing his gains and making things exponentially worse in a year than Barry Obama did with eight of them. Will that hurt Democrats in 2022? I did in TX-34.


Mayra Flores avoided a runoff and flipped Texas’ 34th congressional district in a special election last night. She becomes the first Latina House Republican from Texas, and perhaps the vanguard of a coming red tidal wave in the midterms:…

It’s a primarily urban-suburban district in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) — only 16% of it is rural — and Flores won it outright by running on immigration enforcement. The district is rated D+5 in the Cook index, and most promising of all for the GOP, 85% of its voters are Hispanic.


What’s the Democrat party messaging to Hispanic Americans along the border who have been overrun? Suck it up? Don’t be a racist? Where do you go with that, and how do you come back from this? It’s a brutal 5-point loss.

If the Donkey-Party had even suspected a loss, they’d have engaged special measures to firm up their odds.

It turns out the DCCC didn’t really give the Democrat much, if any, money. I guess he ran as a pro-life Democrat. There’s no room in the Diversity party for that sort of diversity. But does that matter?

A Hispanic woman running as a pro-border security Republican (her husband is in the US border patrol) won in a district that is 85% Hispanic and voted for Biden by (I believe it was) 12 points.

I think that’s a big win. A red wave win.



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Skip’s Sauntering Snippets – #15 – SCOTUS Justice Kavanaugh and the Left’s Domestic Terrorism – and Gun Control

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-06-16 00:00 +0000

More random thoughts – the Left’s absolute mind-tearing political rampage about killing babies, while I wait for the Grandson’s field trip bus to the Squam Lake Center to arrive, after the leaking of the Alito preliminary decision about overriding Roe vs Wade.

Throw in some about the “shall not infringe”-ing going on by the Democrats over the latest mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas just because of the need for these politicians, both Left and Right, to be seen as doing something.

And that “do something” almost always seems to end up in taking away our Rights, enlarging Government, or taking more of my money.

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California Bill Erases Parental Rights -Creates Transgender Sanctuary State

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 22:30 +0000

The California State Legislature has a bill that would put the right to gender transition above parental rights. Parents who object to chemical or surgical transitioning would be guilty of child abuse and abandonment.


The California bill was introduced by San Francisco Democrat Sen. Scott Wiener, an openly homosexual lawmaker who previously introduced a bill (S.B. 145) allowing judges to exempt individuals who engage in homosexual sex acts with minors from the state sex offender registry if they’re no more than 10 years older than a minor aged 14 and up. The bill has since been signed into law.


As if people didn’t have enough reasons to leave the “golden” state, not that it would be of much use if your estranged spouse stays and is intent on flipping the gender switch with your child.


“Usually, if a parent refuses to return a child to another state after visitation, California courts won’t take jurisdiction,” National Review reported. “But a specific exemption to this general rule is being fashioned when ‘gender affirming care’ is at issue”. …

Families engaged in custody disputes centered around transgender “care” for their kids could find California courts moving in to ensure the child receives destructive hormone and surgical interventions, even against the wishes of the parent opposed to transgender ideology.

According to the proposal, a California court would assume “temporary emergency jurisdiction” if a child is “present in the state” but “has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”


If it becomes law, I’d expect it to come into conflict with Constitutionally-protected religious rights, especially if a school or other “government” entity is pushing gender ideology on kids. And maybe that’s what they are after. A Case where they might get a friendly court to set a precedent on “property rights” as it relates to children.

Ugly business, but the Left never sleeps, so neither shall we.



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