The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

What We Need are Blue Flag laws

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 21:00 +0000

I’ve read somewhere on these pages that Democrats destroy everything they touch. A broad statement that seventeen months of Joe Biden and another Democrat majority congress are etching in stone. Maybe add the words “wrecking things is easy for them, and they like doing it.”

For example, I was in a grocery store yesterday and saw the price of a trendy local brand of coffee I used to prefer. Last year it was around eleven dollars and change for a tub of the stuff. This past week, that item was closing in on 18.00 for the same size package. That’s a 63.6% increase in price in one year.

Gasoline is, of course, at or over 5.00 a gallon for the first time, up about 150% from not so long ago. Let’s call it PB or Pre-Biden.

Speaking of PB, Peanut butter is becoming more difficult to find. It was once an affordable but reliable source of food and easy protein, but many shelves appear empty except for the crunchy version of the store brand, and even that isn’t in abundance.

A loaf of store-brand bread I’ve been known to purchase went up 67% in price this past week.

This morning we discovered that electric rates in New England and New Hampshire are about to double. It’s good to know all that extra money you didn’t have will go toward keeping the light on – just the one. Heating and cooling options look precarious at double the previous rate, which was already one of the more expensive rates in the nation.

Democrats destroy everything they touch – wrecking things is easy for them, and they like doing it.

It seems to me that this path we’re on is unsafe. Not just for school kids (shooter and gender cultists), or the “most vulnerable,” but everyone. People’s lives are being put at risk. And many people were caught unaware, believing that Democrats meant what they said (lies) and not the opposite (reality). In the interest of public health, we need Blue Flag laws.

Public policy protective orders.

Citizens who suspect or know that someone is a progressive Democrat or advocate of Democratic-Socialism would be able to contact local authorities who could secure them in the interest of protecting Justice, ensuring domestic Tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general Welfare, and securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

Just to have a conversation.

They’d be prohibited from holding or running for public office until further notice. And no voting. Not until this gets cleared up. And at least until we’ve been assured they are not or are no longer a threat.

After which, they could begin the long, expensive, and arduous process of getting their rights back.

Blue Flag Laws.

They could save America.



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Soros-Backed Dem DA Caught “Lying” to The Court

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 19:30 +0000

George Soros wants to see America burn, so he’s invested vast sums into electing public prosecutors who are soft on crime. Virginia State Attorney Buta Biberaj received $860,000.00 from a Soros PAC (she won by two points), but she was just tossed off a case by a Judge for concealing criminal records.


Loudoun County circuit court judge James Plowman said the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D.) was “deliberately misleading the Court and the public” about “a possible 12 burglary crime spree spanning 4 counties over 10 days.” In a plea agreement, Biberaj’s office failed to note the offender had recently pleaded guilty to felonies and had pending charges and prior convictions as a minor, according to Plowman. Fox 5 on Saturday first reported on the judge’s order to remove Biberaj from the case.

“The Commonwealth is deliberately misleading the Court, and the public, in an effort to ‘sell’ the plea agreement for some reason that has yet to be explained,” Plowman wrote in his order.


Write an early ticket for the crook and then justify it by hiding the defendant’s extensive criminal history. How often are they getting away with this?

We know about the millions being “donated” by rich liberals to third parties who provide cash bail, sometimes to violent felons. The same crowd has worked to eliminate bail so criminals can go free while “awaiting” trial. They may refuse to arrest, refuse to charge, or just drop cases. It got so bad that San Francisco just recalled their Soros-backed DA after crime got so bad that even the liberal poop pile by the bay couldn’t take it any longer.

I’m sure it’s Putin’s fault, but so far, no one appears ready to lay that blame at his feet.

As for Virginia State Attorney Buta Biberaj, one commenter at Instapundit suggested getting her disbarred. That’s a great idea, except it won’t happen. You have to bring cases against mask and vaccine mandates to get disciplined by your peers these days.


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I Can No Longer Be Silent

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 18:00 +0000

It is my pleasure and honor to announce my candidacy as a Republican for State Representative in the new Carroll County District #6 serving Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro.

A little bit about me: I’m a military wife, a mother, a grandmother, a caregiver, an educator, a farmer, a coach, a servant, a friend, and a neighbor. I’ve never been a politician, so I hope you will all bear with me as I take up this journey.

My husband Bill and I moved to Wolfeboro 27 years ago. We looked at surrounding New England states but decided that New Hampshire values were a perfect match. We still live in the only home that we have ever owned.

We raised our four daughters on the farm we built from the rocks up. We chose to homeschool our girls, and they were active on Kingswood athletic teams, an experience that we value highly. As the years have gone by, we have come to cherish the friendships and community that we have nurtured here. Now that the girls are grown, it is time to give back to the community that has meant so much to us.

We want to thank Katy Peternel for this Op-Ed.
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My empty nest coincided with the beginning of the pandemic, and that made it challenging to find ways to get involved, but I did find them. I have taken on work as a gardener, yoga instructor, and most recently, caregiver. In 2020, I volunteered as a greeter, absentee ballot opener, and relief ballot clerk for both the primary and general elections. I currently serve as a town-employed ballot clerk in Wolfeboro, a position that gives me great pride to be part of our town and state. I am also a member of the Wolfeboro Agricultural Commission.

Seeing what is going on in our country and reading about state issues, I turned my attention to state legislation. I began with online registration of my opinions on legislative bills this term, which in turn led to testifying on bills and learning more about the state legislative process. I have attended committee hearings, executive sessions, and recently a full eight-hour House Session. Comparing bills and legislation to the US and NH Constitutions has been fascinating.

In October 2019, I visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. The museum is on the site of the motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Upon leaving the museum, humbled by the immensity of Dr. King’s sacrifice, I turned to my daughter and said, “I hope that we also will know when it is time to stand up and do the right thing.”

For me, that moment is now. After two years of watching our basic rights of life and liberty erode rapidly, along with common decency, I can no longer be silent. I’m choosing to be part of the solution. As I go forward on this journey, I look forward to meeting with people in both Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro and talking with you about the issues that concern you. I hope to win your vote for State Representative serving Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro so that together we can keep New Hampshire the Live Free or Die State.

Katy Peternel Rock Farm, Wolfeboro



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Anyone Know Where We can Get “Leaders” with More “Sense” Than Mass Shooters?

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 16:30 +0000

There is a tendency among the progressive establishment to lean on mental health issues when it comes to mass shootings. It’s easy to see why. Almost everyone they know has mental health issues, so what else could it be?

And they don’t know anyone they would trust with a firearm, so that must mean everyone else is like that. Unstable and dangerous, likely to fly off the handle at any moment. It’s a reasonable assumption given the peer group.

And I’m speaking of the rank and file pussy-hat, black fist, occupy Wall Street, Climate Cult, defund, stand with Ukraine, party-regular hoplophobes. The people who believe the top-down rhetoric whose true purpose is disarmament so that government won’t have to fear armed resistance to planned tyranny.

They just think guns are scary and know no one they’d trust to have them, even the police they claim as a reason why we don’t need to possess our own firearms.

Like I said, mentally unstable.

But how crazy can a shooter be if they are lucid enough to pick a gun-free zone like a public school over an NRA meeting or a gun show? If your goal is to commit mass murder, regardless of the motivation, then hard targets are off the list.

It only follows then that these would-be murderers are otherwise of sound mind in that respect. If that’s true, then hardening targets is the answer. And it’s the answer because events like Parkland and Uvalde have proven something else.

The Government (schools, policing, etc.), no matter how extensive its programs, planning, or preparation, are incapable of protecting teachers, staff, and children from people who know that this same government has disarmed them and takes pride in that fact.

They advertise it.

What to do

There is no guaranteed solution to violence of any sort (humans being humans), but if you’d like to reduce the chance of a school shooting, stabbing, or any related acts of mass violence, end gun-free zones. It’s not as if they have prevented school shootings.

Take the signs down. Make noise about hardening the target. Lie, it’s not like schools aren’t good at that. They lie to the parents all the time. Hide the truth.

Start a rumor about arming teachers. And you should, by the way, arm them (I bet you’ll get volunteers), but the mere presumption of resistance can significantly reduce the perception that kids and staff would be easy prey.

Wouldn’t it reflect better on leadership if they demonstrated more sense than the so-called crazy people looking to commit mass murder?

Apparently not, and that’s because the disarmament party doesn’t truly care about life, children, or even safety. They just want you disarmed. And as long as their rank-and-file water carriers ape the approved message, what we’ll get is more dead kids.


Bonus material; Penn and Teller explain the Second Amendment.




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I’d Be a Much Calmer Person If I Just Stopped Reading the WSJ Editorials.

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 15:00 +0000

A reply to the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, “The Evidence of the Jan. 6 Committee.” The Journal says its Editorial Board (EB) stands “… against the ukases of kings and other collectivists; and for individual autonomy against dictators, bullies and even the tempers of momentary majorities.” Except for now.

This is pure Gigot-speak, and some poor editorial scribbler in a back office got the unenviable assignment to make Gigot sound rational. Nice try. Ukases? How about the lot of the many J-6 accused? Somebody said, “lock ‘em up and throw away the key!” American justice is now deeply stained! The WSJ is as loud on this outrage as it has been on Shakil Afridi.

Does the EB stand for solitary confinement prior to trial? Apparently so. This preachment amounts to bullying in support of a momentary majority: a ukase decreeing that we Biden-doubters must shut up. It’s like calling Trump’s claims that he was spied on preposterous. But now there’s a long list of what-abouts.

Those thousands of hours of unreleased videos? The ukase reads, “Stonewall!”

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Pelosi’s and Bowser’s refusal to accept federal troops days before the event? The ukase says, “Don’t mention that!”

All those similarities to Michigan’s Whitmer Caper? Ignore those, too!

And all those shady FBI-connected characters who were involved in it! Throw in Ray Epps, too! He’s a must-case “forgettable.”

There couldn’t possibly have been agents provocateur among the protestors!

So is the EB still standing by the claim that 2020 was a “perfect election?” How about taking some time out to go watch 2000 Mules! The Geo-tracking that True The Vote used to corral the mules was the same technique as that utilized by the FBI to hunt down the January 6th “insurrectionists.” So it must be valid. Even Chief Justice Roberts swears by it.

The “momentary majority” is having their way with all of us, aided and abetted by the first three Estates of the Ancient Regime. And the 4th Estate (that’s you, Editorial Board, in case you forgot), is their handmaiden.

The nonsense aired on Thursday night was nothing more than than the latest chapter in the anti-Trump saga that refuted his claim that he was spied on, that accused him of collusion and treason, that brought Mueller out of retirement to despatch a tyrant and Biden out of his basement to bring back civility, and teed-up two impeachments and other assorted investigations and civil cases.

So where did all that get us? Look around. Life sucks in most major cities, and the economy sucks, too. Americans are struggling, and America is threatened from many directions. It could go even further off the rails if China is as opportunistic as Russia. The members of the electorate who pay attention aren’t buying the thin gruel the EB is serving up and laments their lack of real curiosity about what got us here.

I’d trade the Editorial Board and the entire cast of WSJ reporters and analysts for one Julie Kelly. They all should go read her book on the subject or watch Dinesh D’Sousa’s movie. Many of the rest of us have and are open to looking further into the evidence. For good measure, go back and take another look at the braggadocio that appeared in Time. There may have been something to it.

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Amazing Video Compilation Shows Trump Predicting EVERY Disaster Created By Biden

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 13:30 +0000

Donald Trump spoke more truths about the corrupt political machine than any American president in history. Rather than contribute to the corruption, he called it out and attempted to remedy it.

For his efforts, he was ridiculed by the stupid masses that prefer tyranny over freedom and was targeted by the Deep State for ouster.

One video perfectly shows how obvious our current problems are and where they come from. No one should be surprised that we are facing a cataclysmic economic downtown, runaway inflation, nor that we are once more mired in an endless and expensive foreign way. Trump saw this coming miles away, as did the patriots who voted for him.

Hat tip to whoever put these clips together:


(Editor’s note: I have a local copy of the video here if you don’t want to give clicks to Twitter.)

“They’re coming for your guns. They’re coming for your jobs. And they’re coming for your freedom.”

“They hate American energy and Joe Biden will shut it all down. He’s going to!”

“If Biden’s elected, he will wipe out your energy industry.”

“Gas prices going $5, $6, $7 for a gallon.”

“Flood your communities with criminal aliens, drugs, and crime while they live behind beautiful gated compounds.”

“They try to take away your guns – second amendment – they want to take it away while they enioy private security that’s fully armed.” 

Spend trillions of dollars rebuilding foregin nations, fighting foegin wars, and defending forgein borders.

“You want to use the word recession or depression?”

On one hand, it was so refreshing to have a President just call it like it was and be a straight shooter. He didn’t hide behind political speak or vague promises. He spoke freely and honestly – and was amazingly almost always correct.

On the other hand, it’s not like this is hard to see. We all knew Biden and the Democrats were hellbent on destroying our country. They hate America, individualism, and freedom. They would much rather see a state-centered world where the bureaucratic elite control the rest of us.

For his efforts of trying to rescue America, Trump and his supporters have been branded as racist traitors. Reassuringly, the public at large isn’t buying it anymore as evidenced by recent polling in response to the Soviet show trials featuring nine Democrats in the House Select Committee.

One such poll from Issues and Insights noted that:

“Fewer than half of all Americans are convinced that the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission is making an honest attempt at discovering the truth about the mostly peaceful political demonstrations that took place on Capitol Hill that day, the latest data from the I&I/TIPP Poll show.

Some 44% of Americans said they were either “very confident” (21%) in the committee’s investigation or “somewhat confident” (23%) that the Democrat-dominated Jan. 6 Commission “will make a genuine effort to uncover the truth.”

Fully 40% in June’s poll said they weren’t confident, with equal parts saying they were “not at all confident” (20%) and “not very confident” (20%). As the pie chart below shows, another 15% said they were “not sure.””

Add to this the fact that viewership for this spectacle is likely limited to people already convinced Trump is guilty, and this thing, rather than moving the needle in the desired direction, is just turning more people off.



Hailey Sanibel Writes at The Blue State Conservative.

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Time to Pull the Plug on Progressives

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 12:00 +0000

Progressive in politics is a misnomer. Progressives have no interest in enhancing the state of our nation but rather in tearing it down and rebuilding it in their image. This philosophy is why Progressives aim to eradicate the country’s history and repaint it in as bad a light as possible.

In the last couple of years, we saw extreme examples of this effort defacing or destroying historical monuments and renaming schools to remove the connection with prominent figures from our past. Progressives are a product of an educational system that has been programming them since kindergarten. Unfortunately, with no life experiences, their theories have no connection with reality. They are proponents of a Socialist ideology that has failed and destroyed every country it has consumed.

The Squad members are coming up on their third run for office. The mystique and novelty are wearing off even with their young base. At some point, they need to start running on their accomplishments, and like AOC, none of them have any pieces of successful legislation they drafted to claim. They continue to be the Radical Left Wing of the party that the rest of the party feels a need to satisfy. How has such a group of underachievers attained such power and influence?

In just sixteen months, we have witnessed the devastating effects of a poorly run Biden administration. AOC, Omar, Tlaib, and others think that by pulling the Biden team to the Left, they can get the country heading in their direction. That direction results in a wholly reformed America with no resemblance to the one designed by our forefathers. That is the America they seek.

This vision will not work for most Americans. Though the Progressives think they have control over the country, there are still more adults in the room than Progressives. Thank God. AOC is the youngest and best-known member of the Squad. But Tlaib, at 45, and Omar, at 40, do not show more maturity or experience than AOC. None of them have done anything to enhance the lives of their constituents, and it could be said that AOC harmed hers significantly by killing an Amazon distribution and office center in her district.

The Congressional Democrats are looking at a tsunami of change coming in November. Most of the Pre-Covid economic gains realized under Trump have been returned under Biden and the Radical Left. By sticking to this far-Left agenda they espouse, the Squad may set themselves up for extinction. This reset would be a massive win for the American middle class that has taken many steps backward under the Progressive influence these last few years.

Suppose there is a silver lining to the Biden Presidency. In that case, it is to show the American people how toxic the diverse, Woke and Progressive wing of the Democrat party can be and how it will tear down this grand experiment. That would account for why 74% of Americans think we are being steered down the wrong path by Joe Biden. They also cannot agree on a viable alternative for Biden in 2024 with such a weak bullpen for the Lefts. It is nearly impossible to get three-fourths of Americans to agree on anything. But the Progressives have managed to turn that many people against them. That is what we on the Right call a success.


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Build Back Better: Your Electric Rates Are About to Double

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 10:30 +0000

Local utilities serving the Granite State are preparing to adjust what they charge for electricity. The cost of natural gas has skyrocketed, and that pain is about to find ratepayers’ pockets.

Talk about energy policy chickens coming home to roost.


In a Monday filing with the Public Utilities Commission, Liberty Utilities proposed increasing the per kilowatt hour price of electricity from 11.11 cents, the rate in effect from February to July of this year, to 22.23 cents starting in July.

That means a typical household would see a 47 percent increase in its electric bill, according to consumer advocate Don Kreis. (Other charges on the bill would remain unchanged.) A household currently paying $150 per month would see their electricity increase to $220 per month.


Unitil and Eversource are right behind them – their rat adjustment periods are different, but they will all file the changes before winter comes and winter is coming. And so was this problem. We’ve been discussing the need for more natural gas in New England for years (one example), but the default setting has been no new infrastructure.

Not that this would affect the price. The Democrat’s war on domestic energy and Biden’s promise to end fossil fuels has raged since ‘Brandon’ sat his demented ass behind the Resolute desk. The price of that policy has come calling, and as with all acts of Democrat destruction, the poor and middle-class will get hit hardest.

And no, the prices are not going to go down. “Projections show that cost more than tripling to $30 per Btu.” That means your electric rates will need to be adjusted upward again, and no, it’s not Putin’s fault you could be paying three to five times or more than you do now to charge that electric vehicle they insist you’ll have to drive. To cook, use lights and appliances, and even heat or cool your home. Those costs are all going up exponentially thanks to the Democrat’s war on fossil fuels.

Their war on prosperity. A war on you.

Costs that everyone from small business owners to health care providers to your government won’t be able to absorb, so you’ll be paying for that too.



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Meet Senate Candidate General Bolduc and Congressional Candidate Tim Baxter!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 01:30 +0000

The Government Integrity Project (GIP) will kick off a series of intimate meetings for the public to meet – AND QUESTION candidates for public office.

The first event will be held on Friday, June 24th at 7pm in Brentwood, NH (details below).

Two candidates for federal office will be hosted: General Don Bolduc (U.S. Senate) and Tim Baxter (U.S. Congress – CD1). Come and hear what they have to say about the issues that are important to you. Meeting candidates in person adds another dimension of understanding that leads to casting a more confident, and more informed vote.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 24th!


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Learn the System, Exploit the System

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-06-15 00:00 +0000

Given that Republicans in DC have decided (in caving in), just like the Republicans in Concord, that they can redefine words any way they want to “DO SOMETHING”, the money they are about to use as bribes to the “various State” to implement Red Flag laws, I’m betting this will happen:

Let’s just forget about those little words like “shall not infringe” and “Law of Unintended Consequences”.  “Due Process“? Yeah, just like the show trial that the Democrats are doing on January 6 – their version of Trump’s “The Apprentice” in trying to get the public to say “Your Fired!” on any political trumped-up charges they can muster. Thankfully, their ratings are as low as their egos are large.

There are laws on the books that if someone is a danger to themselves or others, they can be taken into custody.  It ISN’T the gun that is the problem, it’s the person HOLDING the gun.  These Republicans have fallen for the Civilian Disarmament philosophy that guns kill. It’s just like over at Treehugger that complains, more often and louder, that SUVs kill and not the driver.

Sorry, these Squishes have gone hook, line, and sinker in showing us that DO SOMETHING melds that UniParty together – and it is always a hard turn to the Left for “solutions”.

Democrats will see to it. After all, ask yourself: look around and see how many politicians, police, and prosecutors/judges are contributing to the revolving door in just Chicago for the gang-bangers brought in on firearms violations? In the city that has amongst the strictest gun laws in the nation?  And in a few hours, these criminals hardly even get a slap on the wrist?

Ditto the Antifi and BLM rioters?  But let them be on the Right, like the Jan. 6 rioters who casually strolled through the Congressional building – staying within the roped-off lane?

Sorry, but I’ve lost confidence in our government institutions because of, to use the language of the Left, the inequality of application of the Law. Laws for me but not for thee?

And NO one can tell me different as in a very few minutes, I can bring up scores of examples – like Hillary, like Hunter Biden. The famous and the politically connected seemingly have a different set of rules that don’t apply to you and me.

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WoLF Defines ‘Women’ as Females on New Hampshire Billboard

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 22:30 +0000

On June 1, 2022, two local grassroots campaigners helped WoLF launch a public service announcement in Manchester, New Hampshire: “Women, Adult Human Females – It’s Not Complicated.” WoLF is thankful for the fervent nonpartisan collaboration that led to this PSA!

Women’s Rights, Safety, and Boundaries Are Quickly Eroding.

Inspired by other billboard campaigns, including Posie Parker’s “Woman” definition billboard in the UK and billboards in the US promoting Abigail Shrier’s book, Irreversible Damage, we decided to share our messages with the public in a new way—by rolling out a billboard letting everyone know that the definition of “woman” is not complicated.

WoLF is advancing this simple, science-based definition to build awareness of our US-based efforts to preserve the legal definition of ‘woman’ and ‘women’ in law and policy. Of course, we have seen numerous examples of people claiming that this definition of women is “controversial” and “bigoted.” Our billboard serves as a reminder that there is a clear and science-based definition for “women.”


One Such Pro-woman, Nonpartisan Initiative Is the Women’s Bill of Rights.

Collaboratively drafted and introduced with Independent Women’s Voice, the Women’s Bill of Rights is model legislation that would clearly define “sex” based on biology (either male or female), seeks to enshrine into law common definitions of “woman,” “girl,” and “mother,” and seeks to codify the intermediate scrutiny standard to allow the law to recognize sex when it is relevant.

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Displayed on both sides of Elm Street through June 30, these billboards will be seen by an estimated 36,000 passing cars each day. Concerned citizens who visit the campaign link have the opportunity to send a ready-made message to their elected officials urging their endorsement of the Women’s Bill of Rights. You can easily and quickly send a message to your political leaders using our new targeted action!



We look forward to more billboard campaigns across the U.S. to drive public support for nonpartisan legislative solutions and expand the grassroots resistance to “gender identity” ideology!


Why Manchester, New Hampshire?

Geographically, the Manchester area is an hour from Harvard University in Massachusetts, a gender ideology and ‘cancel culture’ stronghold that recently canceled WoLF board member Devin Buckley, Ph.D. over her feminist views. As of 2018, an estimated 82,000 people commuted from New Hampshire to Massachusetts each day.

To any inspired WoLF supporters—We invite you to become a volunteer and help coordinate another “Women = Adult Human Females” billboard!

Manchester was selected when an enthusiastic WoLF supporter and New Hampshire resident, Stephen Scaer, wished to see the definition of “women” posted in the most populous New Hampshire city.

As allies against female erasure, Beth and Stephen Scaer have been engaged in a public battle in defense of women’s sex-based rights, publicly promoting messages such as “Protect Single Sex Spaces,” “No Puberty Blockers,” “Gender Clinics Harm Children,” and “Save Women’s Sports.”

This past March, Stephen successfully hosted a fundraiser to post a billboard stating “Puberty is Not A Medical Condition” locally promoting Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters during Detrans Awareness Day on March 12. In early April, he approached WoLF to propose this billboard defining ‘women.’


Why the Month of June?

During Pride month, Manchester’s Queen City Pride Parade is taking place on June 18, 2022. Mainstream “Pride” events and festivities increasingly teach about opposite-sex ‘identification’ that can lead children down a path to irreversible puberty blockers and experimental “gender” surgeries:

“Social media is filled with a neverending stream of detransitioners who are trying to undo the effects of hormone therapy and invasive surgeries such as hysterectomies and mastectomies. March 12 was designated as Detrans Awareness Day, and social media was flooded with postings from people describing their efforts to leave the transgender lifestyle.

The average age to detransition is 23, approximately five years after undergoing transition, a clinical survey of 237 participants showed. Seventy percent realized that their gender dysphoria was related to other issues, such as existing depression.”


As a radical feminist organization, WoLF believes that our common-sense billboard stands in solidarity with lesbians (exclusively same-sex attracted human females), safeguards children and youth who do not conform to sex stereotypes, and rejects the notion that men could ever be lesbians via ‘gender identity.’

“The next time you see a Pride event, remember that the fun and bright colors and happy messages are hiding a very dark reality of serious harm to kids, and the participants and organizers will go to great lengths to keep anyone from uncovering it.”


Happy Pride, New Hampshire!



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Notable Quote – Buying Stuff but Using Someone Else’s Credit Card – And Then Say “See, We Did Something for You!”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 21:00 +0000

Emphasis mine:

Nothing so epitomizes contemporary liberalism as unfunded mandates, in which the federal government establishes programs and forces the states to pay for them. The very need to weigh benefits against costs – the essence of economics – is evaded by this irresponsible exercise of arrogance. It is like impulse buying and charging it to somebody else’s credit card.

-Prof. Thomas Sowell (Thomas Sowell Reader)

He’s absolutely right, you know. The NH Constitution’s Article 28-A should be every NH Budget Committee’s favorite clause:

[Art.] 28-a. [Mandated Programs.] The state shall not mandate or assign any new, expanded or modified programs or responsibilities to any political subdivision in such a way as to necessitate additional local expenditures by the political subdivision unless such programs or responsibilities are fully funded by the state or unless such programs or responsibilities are approved for funding by a vote of the local legislative body of the political subdivision.

Should be – but it isn’t NH State Legislators – even Republicans. I have railed against SB142 , the bill that the NH House, NH Senate, and Gov Sununu passed to require School Districts to provide FREE menstrual products) since it was passed back in 2019. A blatantly unconstitutional bill as it clearly violated Article 28-a as no State monies were allocated to reimburse the School District for buying the dispensers, the supplies, and the labor to maintain them.

What’s worse was the rejection of the attempt to rectify this with this:

But it was Pravda on the Merrimack that actually had the story that had me thinking “Gosh, have I made a difference?” (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Republicans seek to roll back free menstrual products in public schools law

Two years after mandating that New Hampshire public schools provide feminine hygiene products in their bathrooms for free, some members of the New Hampshire Legislature are considering reversing course. Lawmakers on the House Education Committee heard testimony last week on House Bill 458, which would undo the requirement that schools provide tampons and sanitary napkins for free.

Instead, HB 458 would give school health departments the option to provide the products if it “determines that there are students in need of menstrual hygiene products within its school population.” And it would allow the schools to charge students for the tampons at “minimal cost.”

As I yelled at Doug Scamman, EVERY Social Issue has a financial cost. And each time the Right accedes to the Left on one Social Issue after another, the financial toll of taxes rises ever higher. And it removes Choice from every level beneath it.

SB142 was an all Democrat bill. And even with that, the Republicans helped to kill HB458. Thus, they proved me right: “each time the Right accedes to the Left on one Social Issue after another, the financial toll of taxes rises ever higher.”

Sowell is right – it is ARROGANCE that best describe legislators that deal with money as water flowing through their fingers. While on my hamlet’s BudComm, I ALWAYS told people “THIS IS NOT OUR MONEY!”; few ever adopted that philosophy. Too many of them, and legislators, look to take care of GOVERNMENT first.  It matters not a whit what the economy was doing around them – in good times “Hey, everyone has money to give” and in bad times “People are hurting – Government has to help!”.

And they never acknowledge that in taking more from taxpayers/voters, they are pushing even more people below that financial-panic line, move them from being self-sufficient to themselves needing to be dependent on government.

Economics is the study, not of just money, but of trade-offs within the idea of scarcity: opportunity cost.  If you do this, what happens to that.  If you take more and more money from this set of people to do X,Y, and Z. If you spend so much on this, what do you have to remove money from others.

Hahaha!  Silly me – government budgets rarely go go down – those in control of the money NEVER say “hey, we HAVE to move money around to fit priorities – and some department will do less with less money”.  Such a foreign thought to the Government Firsters.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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The Hopeful Architecture of a New International System

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 19:30 +0000

Henry Kissinger, back in 1993, when the forerunner of the USMCA, NAFTA, was being considered by Congress, called it revolutionary, going on to say: “…. it is not a conventional trade agreement but the hopeful architecture of a new international system.”

In 2002 a like-minded agent of this change to make national borders obsolete on the North American Continent, former Mexican President Vicente Fox advocated: “Eventually our long-range objective is to establish with the United States, but also with Canada, our other regional partner, an ensemble of connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union.”

Today, Lopez Obrador’s moves to expand the USMCA power must be stopped. It is tragic that the kind of building blocks Kissinger and his globalist partners needed to create the “architecture” for his international system have already been given to them in the USMCA by our government to create a North American Union (NAU).

It is urgent now to counter this key strategy of globalist leaders over the past several decades. Sold with a deceptive label as “free trade,” regional integration through the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCAI is now moving toward an NAU). Created and modeled after the European Union (EU) for our hemisphere, it is rapidly moving toward ending American sovereignty.

We want to thank Russ Payne for this Op-Ed.
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Toward this end, Mexican President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador plans to visit President Biden at the White House in July to expand the power of the USMCA.

It is alarming that all the USMCA mandates below were all accepted by our leaders as being superior to American constitutional domestic law:

1/ Union members will be concerned that It undermines collective bargaining state right-to-work law;

2/ It automatically mandates protections for “gender identity” and other gender-related issues in the workplace;

3/ Promotes UN Agenda 21 & Agenda 30 environmental entanglements;

4/ U.S. laws are subordinated to Global governance organizations and conventions, such as the International Labor Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, all of which have not been ratified by the Senate; and

5/ In Chapter 30 of the USMCA, it establishes a “Free Trade” Commission exactly as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the European Union’s European Commission do.

This is ridiculous. With the USMCA, why in the world do we need to go to the polls to vote for a Congress or even the president?

To counteract this illegal usurpation of power, we must inform our legislators, both state and federal, to exercise their power that apparently has either been forgotten or ignored, authorized in Article VI in paragraph 2, which expresses the superiority of the U.S. Constitution overall international law by saying:

“The Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States.” The UMCA has not been made in pursuance of the Constitution.

In order to win this battle for truth against this long-accepted falsehood, first, educate yourselves to go to war with the enemies of liberty by arming yourself with truth at It is encouraging that our Founders have provided us with a solution with their far-seeing wisdom.

Emphatically urge your federal lawmakers to truly represent you and the Constitution they are sworn to by working to Get us out of the USMCA. Also, demand your state legislators “nullify” all federal overreach of power, especially USMCA/UN laws. For today we inherit the liberty won and fought for by our founding generation: tomorrow, let it be said that we of this generation won the battle for truth and the preservation of our liberty and American Independence for our posterity.



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‘Under Biden, Things are the Worst They Have Ever Been by Far’

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 18:00 +0000

Here’s a story to help you find your happy place. “Eight border patrol agents spoke to The Washington Examiner about the crisis under President Joe Biden.”


“Under Biden, things are the worst they have ever been by far,” said one agent who is based in Arizona. “Agents are calling in all the time. You always hear, ‘It doesn’t matter,’ or, ‘What’s the point?’ in reference to doing our job. Agents are afraid of ending up on the news for doing their job or getting in trouble for doing their job. There is no morale.”


No morale, no support, not enough agents, and worst of all, your “boss” sh!ts on you every chance they get.

That’s my Biden. Build Back Better! The Left’s American Recovery – from freedom, cheap gas, record employment, and prosperity to empty shelves, expensive gas, and a growing authoritarian state.

Maybe if someone told the Caravans of “immigrants,” they’d think twice?

Turns out our “sh!t show” is still the best show in town. At least for a while. But for how much longer?



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Why is Illegal Okay

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 16:30 +0000

We have a series of committee hearings taking place in Washington with the sole purpose of destroying former President Donald Trump from ever running for President again. If they somehow garner enough support to charge him criminally, that would be a bonus.

To bury him as a threat is what some Democrats live to accomplish.

At the same time, we have protestors marching, chanting, and threatening some of our more conservative Supreme Court Justices. This escalated to the point where an assassination attempt was foiled by the armed guards surrounding Judge Kavanaugh’s home. This thin blue line of protection was the only thing that protected the Justice, his wife, and two daughters from a lunatic with a gun, knife, and other weapons.

This plot is insufficient to get Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the bill protecting judges and families to the floor for a vote.

The law is clear. There are to be no demonstrations or protests at the private residence of a Supreme Court Justice or Federal Judge. Not only have there been daily protests at Justice’s homes, but their addresses have been posted publicly.

Police have a protective perimeter keeping protestors away, but nobody has been arrested for the apparent violation of the law. It is interesting and hypocritical that in the January 6 Committee hearings, Donald Trump is vilified for not speaking out and calling for an end to the uprising, but there is no such criticism of Biden for his silence in quelling those protests.

Biden has, in fact, encouraged the activity.  Why is Biden not called out for his complicity? It could be said that he is as responsible for the attempted assassination as Trump is being accused of the insurrection.

A federal judge whose son was murdered by a disgruntled lawyer in their family home has said that the plot to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is further proof that judges need better protection.

US District Judge Esther Salas told Fox News’ America Reports on Wednesday that “enough is enough” and called on Congress to pass a bill to bolster security for federal judges and limit the amount of personal information available about public officials online.

“I think that members of Congress can see the escalation in the numbers of threats against judicial officers,”she said. “It’s just got to stop.”

None of the events of the last few weeks has prompted action from Attorney General Merrick Garland or forced Speaker Pelosi to call for a vote on the bill passed by the Senate. The Democrats are content to let this play out without ramifications, but what will they do when this situation heats up when the decision is announced on the future of Roe Vs. Wade?

I agree with Judge Salas. It’s just got to stop.

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Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 15:00 +0000

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

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

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









My pick for best of the lot:



I was listening to Jeff Kuhner this morning.  He had a few moonbats calling in.  Even trying to wrap my mind around their stupidity was giving me a headache.  How do their brains not explode from the contradictions of their positions, and the dissonance of what they believe vs. observable reality?




Palate cleanser:



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Protect Women’s Sports

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 13:30 +0000

I am the mother of four daughters, two of whom, ages 19 and 20, have experience with a transgender athlete on high school sports teams. During freshman year, my daughter joined the cross-country team. She came home and told me that there was a male-to-female transgender athlete on the team.

She said it was not fair, and was there anything we could do about it? I told her, only if you want to make a federal case. In retrospect, I wish we had because this is becoming a much larger societal issue than we ever imagined.

To clarify, I have nothing but compassion for someone struggling with gender identity. The child on my daughters’ teams was never anything but polite, friendly, and respectful when I spoke with her. She was included at our home for any team events hosted by my family. To my knowledge, she was never outwardly bullied by any member of the team, nor did she ever exhibit any negative behavior to any teammate.

What stands out to me the most is that although my daughters never felt it was fair that they had to compete for team positions with a biological male, they do not feel comfortable speaking out about this issue.

We want to thank Katy Peternel for this Op-Ed.
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One would think that my 19-year-old Division 1 soccer player would feel threatened by the possibility of a biological male becoming part of her team or having to compete against a biological male. However, she does not want to make a big deal about this issue. As their parent, I believe they were the recipients of subversive bullying. They knew they could not speak out about the inequality of having a biological male on their team. This child’s needs were underlying the essence of the meaning of team.

As the saying goes, “there is no “I” in team.” But in this situation, they managed to find one. I believe it was an unfair situation not only for my daughters but also for the transgender child. No one should have the focus of the needs of an athletic team be on their own personal needs.


Testimony on NH HB1180

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Donkey Pox: President who Promised to Break US Domestic Energy Production Tries to Pick up the Pieces

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 12:00 +0000

On day one, the Bidenistas tipped over the domestic energy apple cart. In the weeks and months that followed, Democrats stomped on the apples because the Big Guy had promised to end fossil fuels, and end them, they would. They are having second thoughts.

And that makes them uncomfortable.

The Democrat plan is based on the evolution of Marxist thought, which demands that you break things. It’s always about the revolution. Burn down the old, and the new will rise from the ashes. Faith, family, public health, public safety, and ideas about our personal, state, and national sovereignty must be plowed under. Energy, the economy, and even your quality of life is all grist for the Marxist mill.

You break them all and then nationalize what you wrecked into a corporatist oligarchy because, see, they don’t work. We just proved it. Government must take over, but for one tiny problem.

Voters. Damn it. You have to break them too, and the Dems are working on it, but we’re not there yet, and November is coming. People are unhappy, disgruntled, and angry. Prices have doubled. The shelves are increasingly empty. Inflation didn’t peak as the experts promised, And the Left likes the anger but only when they can control where it is directed.

This is directed at them, so the same Bidenistas that broke domestic energy in the US are looking for a band aid to get them past the Midterms.


President Biden continues to blame inflation and record-high gas prices on Vladimir Putin (along with “corporate greed,” which coincidentally didn’t seem to get really bad until Biden took office). With inflation and gas prices contributing to driving Biden’s approval to record lows while increasing the likelihood of a midterm blowout for the Democrats, this administration is in scramble and desperation mode.

They are desperate to put a few pieces back together. Not because they care about how much this hurts you or every part of our economy or national defense or quality of life. Piss on that. They want to stay in power to finish the job. But that’s a lot harder to do if they lose control of the Star Chamber. So, the Bidenistas are asking big oil for more domestic oil. But it’s a lot easier to break things than to fix them.

A problem that is escalating in every corner of the economy and our lives because that’s what they wanted. Things they broke that may take years to fix that you have to want to fix.

They don’t, but they need you to think they do, and when it can’t be done, they will blame (in this case) US oil and gas companies. Vladimir Putin. Maybe the Saudis. And their cure for that is more of them doing what they did.

But, here’s the thing, and it’s not new to these pages.

Even if it was someone else who tipped over the apple cart, Democrats are obviously incapable of righting it even when they say that’s what they want.

The cure for Donkey pox is elections, and fewer donkeys and “boosters” will be required indefinitely.





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Unlike Governor Groomer, Governor DeSantis NOT Gaslighting Us On Bidenflation

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 10:30 +0000

I previously posted about how Governor Groomer … a/k/a Sun-King Sununu … blames inflation on “bad management.” In other words, Governor Groomer is telling us, “Joe and the Democrats are good people; they are good people; they just are not as good as managing government as I am.”

Here is Governor DeSantis telling the truth about Biden-inflation. It is not incompetence; it is INTENTIONAL:

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Language Warning: The Joe Biden Inflation Rap!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-06-14 03:00 +0000

I’m not a huge fan of Rap music. And I get that most of it is not written for me. So, it’s cool that other people like it (free country – barely – and all that). I’d rather listen to something else. This, however, speaks to me.

The performer is named Samson. It was on his shirt, so I searched for him. He’s got all the social channels and a lot of political songs. Kamala, Nancy, it might be worth a search and a watch or two, but I’ve not yet done that myself.

In this version, he is talking about inflation, taxes, Joe Biden, and all the crap that’s happened since he took office. After some searching, it looks like the title is 46=13.

I liked it enough to share it.

Language warning: he swears a bit—most of the adult words.

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