The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

Tragedy and Fear Are Two ‘Renewables’ Democrats Always “Recycle”

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

Governor Chris Sununu has removed Steve Kenda from his position as a commissioner on the committee to study an NH Seacoast “Cancer Cluster.” Kenda’s crime was writing an op-ed pointing out the four cases of child rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) and three cases of pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) did not meet (as defined by the CDC) the statistical definition of a Cancer Cluster.

The State had just finalized its investigation with the determination there was no detectable causal factor for pediatric cancers. Kenda, an MIT-trained engineer, had pointed out the flawed decision-making in the initial designation of a “Cancer Cluster” and, after documenting his well-researched findings, presented it to the commission.

Basically, the entire endeavor had been a colossal waste of resources and time. The local radical progressives and the biased media had already attacked Kenda in vicious personal ways, and the environmental justice members of the commission were incensed.

At the meeting, a mother who lost her child to cancer broke down and cried. The new governor, Chris Sununu (an MIT graduate himself), should have known Kenda’s analysis was flawless, but not showing appropriate homage to a crying mother who had lost a child to cancer can lose votes. Sununu called the woman to express his deep condolences, and Kenda got the boot.

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Two years later, Dr. Ben Chan, the NH State epidemiologist, admitted that given the small number of cases, there should never have been a designation of a Sea Coast Cancer Cluster, and it wouldn’t happen again.

The commission devolved into an environmental-justice feeding frenzy. Although there was no evidence that PFCs (Perfluorinated Chemicals) had anything to do with causing the Childhood Cancers, because there were some high levels on the Seacoast, PFCs were declared the problem.

Irresponsible journalists frightened the population. It made no sense to say PFCs actually caused the childhood cancers because if they did all across the nation, other contaminated sites would’ve shown an increased incidence of these rare cancers. It didn’t matter because the public had been misinformed, and the radical environmental justice groups had an issue.

Dr. Tom Sherman (who should’ve known better) rode his exposure to be elected a State Senator and now the probable 2022 Democratic candidate for governor. Fellow environmental fanatic committee member Mindi Messmer, who once proposed putting Geiger counters all over the Seacoast to warn of radiation leaks from the Seabrook Nuclear plant, was a member of the NH House of Representatives.

These two prompted legislators {no politician would be caught dead not protecting children from cancer} to pass legislation creating onerous regulations and poured millions of dollars into the “cleanup” of NH PFCs. No one knows if cleaning up the PFCs will actually have any health impact, and perhaps it is a good thing.

What’s not a good thing is taking advantage of emotionally distraught parents who had to deal with critically ill children and misleading/frightening the public; all to get your agenda passed.

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Bill Maher Takes on Anti-Gun Hollywood’s Culture of Violence

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 22:30 +0000

It’s time for another installment of Leftist Bill Maher said something with which Conservatarians can (almost, sort of) agree. We like these because it feels like it validates our position. But let’s be clear we don’t need Bill Maher’s indulgence to be correct.

But we might need him to reach people who would otherwise never hear that message.

When Bill gets it right, or mostly right, it is seen by a vast audience with HBO quality production values behind it. That sort of support is worth a lot, so when we find it, or someone sends it to us, we like to share.

This time, it’s guns, violence, vengeance, and the hypocrites in Hollywood. The millionaires and billionaires who whine about gun violence when it rears its ugly head but who make (lots of) movies with not just copious amounts of violence involving firearms but a common theme to justify it.

Maher’s take is amusing, and he makes good points. You won’t agree with everything he has to share, but the big picture is difficult for the target audience to miss.

If you are going to point a finger…





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These Four Shoulda Gone to Church That Morning Because Two of Them Met Their Maker a Bit Later On.

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 21:00 +0000

Was it worth it to steal from an old man?  The Blaze has the story but it’s a bit long and convoluted but here’s an abstract of it. Summary: they got greedy and paid for it bigly.

  • The homeowner told police the four people (Tabitha L. Johnson (42), Dylan Morefield (36), Shaun Kruse (42), and Rameica Moore(22)) came to his home Saturday aggressively demanding money, the station said, citing court documents.
  • Morefield and Moore were the confrontational ones
  • The homeowner told police he had only $65 cash on him Saturday, which the group took (and had been demanding more)
  • The 4 armed robbers came back early Sunday morning
  • Morefield, Johnson, and Moore entered the home Sunday morning to steal more.
  • The homeowner was asleep around 6 am. His dog woke him up with his barking with Johnson, Morefield, and Moore inside.
  • The three started to threaten him, held a gun to his head, and started taking things from the home.
  • The three said to write a blank check for $500; the homeowner was then able to retrieve his shotgun.
  • Moore and Morefield were fatally shot by the homeowner
  • Johnson was then led out at gunpoint and told Kruse to call 911 on himself (his phones had been destroyed earlier)

A DGU – Defensive Gun Use.  You rarely hear of such encounters where a good guy with a gun stops bad guys.  It goes against the Democrat Narrative of Civilian Disarmament.

So a gun allowed a single Senior citizen from being robbed and, perhaps, being killed.  Justice was swift – two dead and good riddance. Now the remaining two are up on murder charges for being involved in a felony where two bad guys were introduced to their dirt naps.

And NH State Rep David Meuse wants to take such capabilities away from the rest of us here in NH?

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You Flaming Hypocrites

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 19:30 +0000

This witch-hunt angers me, and I cannot give it another minute of my time. I hope you will not either. There was one fatality of the riot, the insurrection, of the Capitol on January 6th. It was an unarmed woman who a Capitol Police Officer shot.

The January 6 Committee went prime-time on Thursday night. This mini-series is another attempt at putting down Donald Trump one more time and ensuring he cannot run for office again.

Fortunately, last Thursday was the only prime-time episode of the Democrat soap opera. Additional sessions are planned over the next two weeks but will be daytime events with minimal coverage. That minimal coverage is precisely what it deserves. Ratings were poor across all networks Thursday, proving how little the American public cares about January 6.

From the start, this committee was tainted when Nancy Pelosi did not allow the desired members, and she forbid specific questions from being asked. The fact that this was theater was the hiring of a former ABC executive to assist with the production. Was this a Congressional committee meeting or a pilot for a mini-series? It proved not to be much of either.

I confess to not making it through Liz Cheney’s presentation, but I did note one sentence she uttered. She was attacking her fellow Republicans by saying that “someday, Donald Trump will be gone, but they will have to live with themselves forever.” Liz, Trump is gone. You had a hand in his loss. You will live to regret that decision.

Official estimates put the number of people who entered the Capitol on January 6 at over 2,000. The number of guns confiscated was 4, making this technically an armed insurrection, but just four guns and nobody shot by the trespassers makes that a weak claim.

These hearings are indicative of the misguided purpose of Congress. With the dire situation we find ourselves in due to poor policy decisions by Biden, you would think that Congress should be working on solutions and not bogus investigations.

The open border is allowing millions of illegals per year, Fentanyl is killing over 100,000 Americans yearly, Inflation is at a 50-year high, and we have new historic high gas prices every day. These issues are pulling Biden and Democrat approval numbers down to historic lows, but they are concentrating on putting a nail in the coffin of former President Donald Trump. That is how much fear Trump has put into Democrats and Liz Cheney.

Is there going to be anything significant that comes from these two weeks? I believe that there will be but not what the Democrats hoped. I think this effort will harm the Democrats and further enhance the tsunami that most are predicting for November. The people deserve to have the government act on their behalf. This committee does nothing to ease the pain the average American feels, and the Democrats are where that blame is directed. This made for tv event will drop the ratings further and fuel the American’s angst.



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1) You don’t apologize to the Woke Mob 2) They made you believe that 2+2=5

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:00 +0000

You had it correct, right from the start, US Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).  There are only two sexes – male and female.  Him and Her.  And you were right to state (reformatted, emphasis mine):

While speaking to graduates at the University of Wyoming commencement on Saturday, Lummis observed that truth itself is under attack in our postmodern world, including the “fundamental scientific truth” about biological sex.

“[This includes] our rights to freedom of speech, religion, property, assembly, and to keep and bear arms,” Lummis said, adding, “Even fundamental scientific truths, such as the existence of two sexes — male and female — are subject to challenge these days.”

The crowd of graduates immediately reacted with loud jeers and boos.

And then she immediately groveled in abject misery; she said she was sorry for trying to achieve absolution from the Woke/Gender Identity crazed Mob. Silly creature – she made it worse in trying to make it appear that she was “one of them” from the very beginning – she “messaged” wrongly. Hey, Senator, wrong twice over!

The Wyoming senator apologized for making people feel “un-welcomed” and “disrespected” for affirming the truth about biological sex.

“My reference to the existence of two sexes was intended to highlight the times in which we find ourselves, times in which the metric of biological sex is under debate with potential implications for the shared Wyoming value of equality,” she said in a statement, according to Oil City News.

“I share the fundamental belief that women and men are equal, but also acknowledge that there are biological differences and circumstances in which these differences need to be recognized,” she continued. “That being said, it was never my intention to make anyone feel un-welcomed or disrespected, and for that I apologize. I have appreciated hearing from members of the University of Wyoming community on this issue, and I look forward to continuing this dialogue.”

One, they don’t believe you. Two, in yielding to these bunch of college kids who’ve not done much in life (for most of them) other than taking tests, you have shown that you have no Principles underlying what you said. Now, others of us start to wonder: do you have any kind of foundational philosophy that is non-negotiable as well? After all, you flipped and then flopped pretty quick in that Progressive breeze, didn’t you?

And she was wrong again – she hasn’t realized that she just waved a white flag in the Culture War. She’ll be apologizing for EVAH for this.  And for anything else, for that matter.  This crowd will NEVER let her off the hook as they now know that she can be manipulated merely by making rude noises.  Some might even do it just for the fun of it.

And she was wrong in this way:

The Wyoming senator apologized for making people feel “un-welcomed” and “disrespected” for affirming the truth about biological sex.

They let you know that real reality no longer exists – and you failed to convince them of it. No, Senator – they disrespected YOU. They made YOU, a distinguished Visitor and invited Guest, be unwelcome (loud, and clear). Just plain manners would have required at least the veneer of “listening respect” from them. They showed none and have none – so none should be showed in return.

She also doesn’t realize that she just contributed to her own political downfall. Transgenderism’s purpose IS to help create the Culture Chaos they long for. This is already throwing sexual relations into a tizzy – what do I, what can I do with this other identity that I can’t do with another, and what words do I use with either or both of them – or is it something else altogether?  Talk about being confused!  How much harder can the Left make normal relationships possible?

Hint: that’s the endpoint. Say goodbye to the nuclear family – the building block of American Society.  The Left has been trying to destroy that for over six decades. Why?

Welcome, not to Mom and Dad, but to Big Government that will love you (you think) and take care of you (wanna bet on that?).

The folks behind this all understand (all too well) that this is merely a tactic, a technique, to reach that level of Societal chaos in which people will be BEGGING to be saved. They understand both that people desire to belong (even if it is one of a thousand (or more) made-up identities) and be needed. They are supplying both in their warped sense of The Sexual Identity Church.

And when that Chaos hits maximum, those Leftists already in place (like the Obama retreads running Biden’s Administration) will be HAPPY to present themselves as your saviors. While a lot of the “participants” have been convinced that this is normal, it’s not. But as the ramifications of this slowly permeate our Society, there are going to be an awful lot of “rooked” people ready to go all postal for what has been done to them.

And now the Senator is complicit in all this. Instead of standing tall, Lummis puddled. She needs one of these (even if she is a she):

Pretty soon, we’ll have real ones ready.

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Time To End Biden’s War

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

That’s right. The war in the Ukraine is NOT as the corporate media … including Fox … keep calling it, “Putin’s War.” It is Biden’s War.

(Note: “Biden” is shorthand for the people who are actually running the imposter/figurehead’s administration.)

This war would never have taken place under a President like Teddy Roosevelt. He would have brought the parties together and found a way to reach compromise … as he did to end the war between Russia and Japan. Biden, in contrast, did everything possible to goad both countries into war.

Biden is waging this war for a number of reasons. It gives him cover for the go-green war he is waging against the fossil fuel industry in the United States … “Putin’s price hikes”. It lines the pockets of the military-industrial complex. It makes the Deep-State and the neocons happy.

But Biden’s war is not going well for the Ukranian people. From a recent piece by retired Colonel Daniel L. Davis:

… the balance of power between the Russian and Ukrainian armed forces continues to tilt in Moscow’s favor. The Kremlin’s advantages in manpower, artillery, air defense, rocket forces, and air power continue to grow.

This imbalance is resulting in more and more territorial gains by Putin’s troops in the Donbas fight, … The UAF cannot continue to suffer losses of men, material, and territory at this rate and continue to put up a successful defense. It is time that American policy on the war shift to reflect these emerging realities.

… Conditions on the ground in Ukraine, however, make it clear that the chances of Kyiv defeating Moscow’s troops are now approaching zero. It is now appropriate for Washington to consider shifting its focus from providing blanket military support to one that prioritizes seeking a negotiated settlement.

… Failure to seek a negotiated settlement now while continuing to fight for a full military victory significantly increases the risk that Kyiv will lose yet more cities, suffer the deaths of potentially tens of thousands more civilians (and an equal number of troops), and in the end have to negotiate a worse deal than is presently possible.


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Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 15:00 +0000

They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  And take heart – there will be a Meme Overflow and I will back-edit to include the link.

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

  1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought
  2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes
  3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter(and Part IIand Part III) can often be hidden inside humor.  Stand by for Thought Splinters IV, probably Thursday or Friday.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

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




First, a hat trick of my cartoons.  (Note, I can’t draw my way out of a wet paper bag; I come up with the ideas and have a professional do them.)










When someone tells you the Second Amendment only applies to muskets, tell then this and walk away:

I expect your response to be written on hand-crafted parchment written with a quill pen, and delivered to me by a guy on a horse.

Also, for background info, watch this:











My choice for the best of the lot:





Palate Cleanser:



I’m as pasty white as you can get; I often state that without my kippa I could walk into a KKK rally and not get a second look.  My wife is clearly Asian – but being from Russia-dominated Kazakhstan, was raised with western utensils (meanwhile, I worked for a Chinese restaurant for years in high school).  Whenever we go to an Asian restaurant they hand me the fork and her the chopsticks… and then we switch.


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China will smash U.S.

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 13:30 +0000

That’s what China is saying, they will smash us over Taiwan “no matter what it costs” They know Biden will be hiding in the cellar again along with all those so brave liberal “activists”.  BLM and Antifa hiding behind masks, firebombing defenseless businesses will be nowhere to be seen if, and I say “IF” any calls come out for recruits to defend America from the emboldened dictators of China, Russia, and N. Korea.

America the home of the Brave? Not with Marxist Socialists in charge it isn’t and every tyrant every criminal every evil no good knows it. Free nations and people who just want a free life for themselves and their children will suffer and die under the brutal heals of murdering tyrants and our careless leftist administration. No problem for them they likely will grovel under the threats, make concessions then pat themselves on their collective backs for saving America, (Until the next time.)

I will be ashamed down to my bones for the first time in my life to be an American if this administration breaks faith with our friends because I will know in my heart the heart has gone out of our nation. It’s what progressives wanted so I do hope they suffer right along with the rest of the world they are condemning.

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Even George Takei Finds an Acorn Sometimes

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 12:00 +0000

If you haven’t already heard, anti-gun activist George Takei recently tweeted, “Crazy thought, but those 20 million AR-15s now in this country could sure arm a lot of Ukrainians.”


Accidentally acknowledging the core of the right of the people to keep and bear arms —  including ‘weapons of war’ like the AR-15.

Crazy thought, but if the people of Ukraine were already armed — if their right to be armed was enshrined in their constitution, as it is in ours — would the Russians have invaded in the first place?

Crazy thought, but if the people of Ukraine were already armed, would any of the anti-democratic measures taken against them by their own government (like outlawing particular political parties) have been instituted in the first place?

Would anyone suggest that we send Ukraine a bunch of over-and-under shotguns, or Olympic-style 22 caliber pistols, or single-action revolvers?  That would be crazy.

If you are fighting for your freedom — whether against your own government, or someone else’s — that’s a war.  If you’re fighting a war, you need weapons of war, not weapons of sport.

The Second Amendment provides more protection for something like the semi-automatic AR-15, and the fully-automatic M4, than it does for weapons that are designed primarily for hunting or for sport.

And if we take the entirely consistent position that arms and education are the most important tools for keeping a people free, then the government should be providing AR-15 rifles (and training) to everyone, instead of looking at schemes to take them away.

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There is no Plan to Eliminate Student Debt …

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 10:30 +0000

Democrats have been talking about student debt relief or forgiveness for years. It’s either a scheme to get “students” to vote Democrat or a thank you for doing it already, but there is no relief, no forgiveness, and nothing is eliminated.

The Democrat plan does what just about every Democrat plan does. It shifts the burden onto someone else.



I wrote at greater length about this last week with a slightly different angle, equally valid. The cost will be added to the national debt, which you, a young person who thought they got something for nothing, will end up paying for in ways you can’t imagine.


You, a young person begging for a student loan bailout, will pay it many times over. It will come calling in every corner of your life for as long as you live. And that useless degree won’t even be worth the paper on which it might be printed.


Correction: you might be able to begin to imagine. Look at the past 18 months. Now imagine that’s worse and over decades, perhaps lifetimes.

But not just you. Everyone. Children not yet conceived will carry this burden on top of the massive debt accumulated by Washington politicians and progressives in both parties.

Reparations are the same deal. You might get a cash-out, but it will be worth less, and your descendants will pay a hefty price for that. The same goes for millions doled out for COVID “relief,” border security in Ukraine, and homosexual tolerance training in Pakistan.

The bill will come due, and someone will have to pay, and it will almost always be the people who can least afford it.

That is the legacy of “eliminating” student loan debt. It’s another lie politicians sell for goodwill in the hope that they will not be around when it is time to pay the piper.

That’s a bit longer winded than I’d planned, but you can simplify it as depicted in the meme.

It’s the Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, or Reader’s Digest condensed version. Easier to articulate or share in a social media setting. Democrat barks about student debt, you bark back! You’re just transferring the debt onto the backs of people who don’t owe it.

The legacy of progressive largesse of which you are a willing participant.

Unless you decide to be unwilling, and what does that look like?



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Sunday Spotlight: A Voice of Reason

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 01:30 +0000

This week’s Sunday Spotlight shines on Matthew McConaughey. We know McConaughey for his long acting career, including an Academy Award for Best Actor in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. He has been the mesmerizing voice in ads for Lincoln Motors. He has a voice with the tone, tenor, and canter that makes you want to listen to the message it delivers. 

McConaughey has earned millions for his work but has shared it with young men and women to make a difference. McConaughey started the Just Keep Livin Foundation, which is “dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women.

McConaughey has done numerous motivational videos, which can be seen on YouTube. I confess that I have watched them multiple times as the message is inspiring, but his voice is almost spiritual. He was given a gift and has put it to good use. He was considering a run for Governor of Texas, which would have been his first attempt at public office, but he changed his mind. Who can blame him with the current political climate?

This past week, he stepped to the podium of the White House Briefing Room and gave a passionate speech to the nation about the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed 21 lives and broke the heart of the nation. This shooting hit close to home for McConaughey as Uvalde is his birthplace, and he knows it and its people well.

I heard many comments from both sides of the spectrum about him, this speech, and his motivation for stepping up to speak out. That is never fair, for you can never assess what lives in someone’s mind or heart unless they express it to you. My only concern is that he chose to speak from the White House, which automatically politicizes the event, which is unfortunate in this case.

He gave some of the usual talking points about gun control and mental health but delivered his message in a manner that gave the subject a more common sense, non-partisan twist. It made sense and seemed like an approach that could bridge our divide.

I heard him later comment about the Uvalde shooting and the mass shooting horror that hits this country far too often. He agreed that it is difficult for people to agree on a solution that addresses the problem while preserving rights. But he also talked about the need to solve this problem as people.

He said, and it is so true, that there is no way two fathers can not come to a solution. We have to make this horrible dilemma personal. We watch terrible videos of mourning parents raw with the loss of their children. We need to put ourselves into that picture. When we can, we will forget partisan politics and think of solutions.

Matthew McConaughey has a way of transporting you out of your comfort zone. Whether in a motivational sense getting you to see yourself as better than you imagine, or in tragedy. He took a big chance, but he is big enough to survive criticism and strong enough not to care. You cannot cancel someone like McConaughey, which is why he is the perfect person to bridge the divide and stimulate reason.



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Inflation Is Really Much Worse Than They’re Telling Us

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-06-13 00:00 +0000

Check out these inflation numbers by category:

How is it that inflation is only up 8.6% when absolute essentials like gas and food are much, much, much higher?

Because they’re cooking the books as this excellent thread from Tom Elliot explains. If we calculated inflation the same way today as we did under Jimmy Carter, today’s inflation would be much, much, much worse:

Or, if you prefer it in Threadreader format.

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City of Nashua Grooms Children with “Family Friendly” Drag Show

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 22:30 +0000

A flyer was recently posted on Facebook advertising the Nashua Pride Festival, which is featured as an official event on the City of Nashua website. The flyer lists the drag performer “Ania Bangkoks” as a performer in the “family family” drag show that is held downtown as part of the Pride Festival.

I pointed out in a comment that “Bangkoks” is a sexually explicit name and totally inappropriate for children. Drag performers have sexually explicit shows for adults so it is no shocker that they would have sexually explicit stage names.

What is surprising is that my complaint about the sexually explicit name fell on deaf ears. I was accused of complaining about nothing. There has been no acknowledgment that this flyer is inappropriate and deeply embarrassing for the City of Nashua.

I shouldn’t have been surprised by this inappropriate flyer because the “family-friendly” drag show has a history of sexually-themed performances. Below are pictures from the show at the 2018 Nashua Pride Festival.

These male performers depict women as sexual objects, and their performances mock and degrade women. And this performance was held in front of the many children that attend the festival.



Related: Hudson NH Public Library Celebrating Pride for “All Ages”

Meanwhile, the City of Nashua is claiming that this isn’t an official city event even though Nashua Pride has its own page on the official city website, the headquarters for Nashua Pride is listed on that page as Nashua City Hall and the official Pride phone number is for the Mayor Jim Donchess’s Office.

All of this is so ridiculous and amateurish and inappropriate just like our Nashua city government has been since Mayor Donchess took office. It would be amusing if our tax dollars weren’t being used to groom children.

| Photo Credit: Craig Michaud

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No, Governor Groomer, It’s Not “Bad Management” … It’s Intentional

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 21:00 +0000

Here is Governor Groomer (a/k/a Sun-King Sununu) blaming inflation on “the Democrats” “bad management”:

No, Governor Groomer, it’s not “bad management” … it’s intentional. For example, here is Joe Biden saying OVER and OVER and OVER again that as President he would eliminate fossil fuels:

Biden, throughout the campaign, also pledged to engage in massive deficit spending. He called it “Build Back Better.”

Nevertheless, despite these and myriad other examples that inflation would skyrocket under a President Biden, Governor Groomer failed to support President Trump, including snubbing Trump’s New Hampshire rallies. In other words, Governor Groomer tacitly supported Biden.

So, of course, Governor Groomer now has to pretend inflation is a result of “bad management,”  and not the obvious consequence of “his guy’s” policies.

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Skip’s Sauntering Snippets – #14 – No, I’m Not Affirming Your “Body Positivity” When You’re Fat

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 19:30 +0000

Once again, we see that the “Wokeness” crowd going after a model because they can’t be one (reformatted, emphasis mine):

‘Feels Like A Threat’: Sydney Sweeney’s Tiny Outfit At Award Show Riles Up ‘Body Positivity’ Activists

A Yahoo! Life writer questioned actress Sydney Sweeney’s fashion choice at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, not over concerns of modesty, but because the “micromini outfit” felt “like a threat to body positivity.

“Why Sydney Sweeney’s micromini outfit feels like a threat to body positivity: ‘So coveted yet unachievable,’” Kerry Justich headlined her piece, which cited numerous upset social media users and “body acceptance advocates.”


Gianluca Russo, co-founder of The Power of Plus, which brands itself as “size-inclusive,” complained to Yahoo! Life in March about the “micro mini skirt.”

“It’s still operating on the same model, which is to let trends be dictated by people who are thin and then let it trickle down until it reaches size inclusivity rather than letting a plus-size body like Paloma or Precious [Lee] and Ashley [Graham] and all of them help to lead the trends,” Russo said. “You would hope it would come back in a new inventive way and I think the way it came back was so reminiscent of the way it started, and that’s kind of on this exclusionary model.”

One of the foremost icons of the body positivity movement is singer Lizzo, who often celebrates her obesity.

What, you hate physically attractive/beautiful people because you aren’t? Wokeness much in demanding the lowest common denominators?  It’s always that when one doesn’t measure up, they tear that other person down. Always.

Sorry, there comes a point, either by weight or by age, you put away the Speedo or the thong bikini. Either one, there are health risks associated with both (age being you’re getting closer to “that day” for one or more health reasons and weight does bring its own health risks.

So coveted yet unachievable” – well, that’s a “can’t happen to ANYONE” moment, isn’t it. Look, I’ve lost 70 pounds. While I’m not yet down to my college weight, I can see it coming over the hill. I was no model or bodybuilder back then and I’m not going to be one now (or in the near future) either.

What drives me nuts is the confluence of two of the worst parts of SJW/Wokeness:

  • Redefining the common language to suit YOUR agenda (in this case, your overweightness)
  • Demanding that everyone not just tolerate or accept your size but affirm that it’s completely natural and beautiful.

Sorry, I’m with Dr. Jordon Peterson (called him John in the video; apologies)- a rose is still a rose by any other name. I’m tired of having norms changed out from underneath me by others.

(H/T: Daily Wire)

Kelli Jean Drinkwater

And let me add this: ‘Fat Sex Therapist’ compares fitness trainers to Nazis, children’s dieting to sexual assault

“I truly believe that a child cannot consent to being on a diet the same way a child cannot consent to having sex,” Sonalee Rashatwar, whose Instagram username is “The Fat Sex Therapist,” proclaimed Thursday from the main stage of St. Olaf College.

She continued, “I experience diet culture as a form of assault because it impacts the way that I experience my body.”

These comments and more were made in the context of her two-hour speech, sponsored by St. Olaf College’s Wellness Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and Center for Equity and Inclusion, on the topic of “radical fat liberation.” The talk included assertions that fitness contributed to the recent Christchurch shooting, that people should “challenge” the rule of law, as well as the authority of and the police.

“Tonight we’re gonna start by talking about how to politicize our definition of body image,” Rashatwar began, “because oftentimes we actually get stuck thinking of it from a white supremacist lense.” She explained how “white supremacy happens every day in all these little little things.”

“I truly believe that a child cannot consent to being on a diet the same way a child cannot consent to having sex,” Sonalee Rashatwar, whose Instagram username is “The Fat Sex Therapist,” proclaimed Thursday from the main stage of St. Olaf College.

She continued, “I experience diet culture as a form of assault because it impacts the way that I experience my body.”

These comments and more were made in the context of her two-hour speech, sponsored by St. Olaf College’s Wellness Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and Center for Equity and Inclusion, on the topic of “radical fat liberation.” The talk included assertions that fitness contributed to the recent Christchurch shooting, that people should “challenge” the rule of law, as well as the authority of and the police.

“Tonight we’re gonna start by talking about how to politicize our definition of body image,” Rashatwar began, “because oftentimes we actually get stuck thinking of it from a white supremacist lense.” She explained how “white supremacy happens every day in all these little little things.”

“We should be critical of the use of science and the production of knowledge to continue promoting this idea that certain bodies are fit, able, and desirable…is it my fatness that causes my high blood pressure, or is it my experience of weight stigma?” Rashatwar asked. She then connected the science suggesting that obesity is unhealthy to Nazism, saying that “fatphobic” science is “often actually eugenic science….eugenic science is Nazi science.”


However, she then pivoted to support scientific findings as she pondered “intentionally pursuing weight loss,” claiming that “what we’re discovering scientifically is that that’s not possible.” 

As I said above, I’ve lost 70 pounds.  LOTS of people lose  Some gain some of it back (I have, but it’s been a downward slope over time) and some gain it all back and then some.  I feel sorry for those with metabolic issues or are on medication that while may be saving their lives in one aspect, make it very hard to not put on the pounds.

What this Sonalee Rashatwar is all about, however, is that she has chained herself to the “identity” that she has to be fat.  It’s clear she glorifies in it and will make all the apologies, deflections, and blame to make sure that her “identity” remains intact. Nazis, White Supremacists, diets are physical assaults; each is a reason why she can’t drop the weight – nor should she. It’s a political cover she’s hiding behind and not science that losing weight is impossible.

I’ll just say it: like many of these types of folks, she’s a capital “N” Narcissist. So is William (“Lia”) Thomas in terms of his misbegotten idea that he’s a woman and no one should be criticizing him. At least Rashatwar is acknowledging her fatness while Thomas is lying six ways to Sunday about his physical body (clue: Not A Woman – and I’m a biologist).

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EU Working Hard to Make Electric Vehicles Even More Expensive

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 18:00 +0000

On average, one of those so-called planet-saving Electric Edsels we hear so much about costs almost 20,000.00 dollars more than its fossil-fuel-fired counterpart, but that’s going to go up.

The rare earth metals needed to make batteries for these vehicles have skyrocketed in price. Inflation, supply chain, and other issues are pushing additional costs higher. And now, the European Union (EU) appears poised to declare lithium dangerous to human beings.


[T]he European Commission is currently assessing a proposal by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to classify lithium carbonate, chloride and hydroxide as dangerous for human health.

That would result in a more restrictive regulatory framework for their use at a time when the EU is aiming to be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025.

The proposal doesn’t ban lithium imports, but if legislated will add to costs for processors from more stringent rules controlling processing, packaging and storage.


The EU is easily one of the worst offenders when falling for the fake-green agenda, doing near-irreparable harm to its grids and people. Billions, if not trillions, have been diverted from practical or productive purposes in pursuit of this unicorn at the expense of other things.

And the distraction has made them susceptible to dependence on nations like Russia (not that relying on “batteries” isn’t the same whore in a different dress).

Now lithium, the lord and savior of the planet (which is not even close to true), could get a scarlet letter. No, we don’t have any. Yes, we must buy it from dodgy nations with substantial inhuman rights records. Yes, we have to have it, but we’re not about to make anything we insist you use more accessible or less expensive.

And yes, Democrats in the US are trying to make gasoline cost more.

The average American driver uses about 650 gallons a year. When Trump was president, it would take 15 years of paying for gasoline even to cover the difference between the cost of gas and the buy-in price of an EV. Under Biden, assuming gas gets no more expensive (but it will), you still need to drive the thing for 6.25 years.

That does not account for the expected lifespan of an EV battery. By law, these must be warrantied in the US for eight years or 100,000 miles, but most EV consumers believe battery life is closer to 65,000 miles. Charging devices and habits will also affect battery life, just like your mobile phone or laptop. And that all matters.

Replacement batteries for EVs are already expensive – up to $20,000 or more and rising. That’s another 20K.

And these things are not green. Their carbon footprint is significant both front and back end. Making more of them will offshore emissions, not reduce them. And only a fraction of the power needed to use them will ever come from the sun or the wind.

But their relentless pursuit could force change—the flipping of the first and third world.

Modernity requires power on demand and to spare. Nations like China and India are ramping up energy from coal. They are looking for and contracting the extraction of oil and gas globally. Amaco in Saudi Arabia has surpassed Apple as the richest “business” on Earth.

And here in the west, they are doing everything they can to pursue the opposite. The result can only be global civilization change dominated by the East instead of the west.

And given who we’ve allowed to run things and where we are headed, maybe that’s not such a bad thing for civilization.



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Survival Sunday

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 16:30 +0000

First, remember I am merely an “enlightened amateur” as far as anything survival goes.  Please vet & check on your own.  Consider these to be priming the pump for your own investigations.

Second, the hour is late and I fear bad times are imminent, but even a month of food, water, etc., puts you well ahead of most of the sheeple.  IMHO, set your minimum sights on a three-month period.

Third, two things will be critical for having the best chance of making it through:

  1. The proper mentality: first and foremost in survival is having a flexible mentality and cultivating the ability to adapt.
  2. Having a meatspace network of people that are likeminded: start cultivating your community ties and building alliances with neighbors (note: don’t babble about the Jab or globalists or depopulation, or start pointing political fingers when doing this)… and remember, the first rule of PREP CLUB is that there is no prep club.

Fourth, as you read here, note that I present an aggregation of articles that I think are interesting, but I do not have time to vet them.  Caveat emptor.




Prepper Site URLS:

Most have daily articles.  Please recommend others in the comments.

Ask a Prepper, how to prepare, survive and thrive, latest news

Mother Earth News

The Organic Prepper Home – The Organic Prepper – The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.

SHTF Blog – Modern Survival

And two aggregate sites listing their top favorite sites:


The 50 Best Survival Blogs







Short of years of preparation and untold wealth, you cannot possibly be fully prepared for everything.  But even some preparations, ideally at least 90 days of food, water / water purification, etc., puts you head and shoulders in front of the vast majority of the sheeple who will be in jaw-gaping astonishment when the SHTF.  The only relevant questions are:

  1. When does it start?
  2. How bad will it get?
  3. How long will it last?
  4. What will the aftermath look like?




Coining a new term:

To Uvalde, verb: To shirk your sworn duty to protect the citizens of your town who placed their trust in you, especially the most vulnerable and precious – the children – and to detain and/or arrest the parents of those children desperate to save their kids from slaughter.





Top of the fold:



The Devil is real and he wears a dress around children


Pizza Hut Recommends Drag Queen Books for Kids’ Reading Program

Norwegian Feminist Faces Three Years in Prison For Saying Biological Men Can’t Be Lesbians – Summit News

Yes, They (Transgender Militants/Evangelists) Are Grooming Our Kids in Kindergarten – Granite Grok

‘Pride in the Park’ Event Targeted at Children Features Drag Queens and Satanists – Summit News

We’re gonna need more wood chippers for pedo-therapy…  related, good group:






There’s a problem with the idea of a Left-Right geographical divorce.  While good in theory… in practice, even if could somehow be achieved, the Left would look across that border and see unconquered territory prime for the plucking.  And then the cycle would start again.




Presented, quick hit style, are some links to specific-topic prepper articles I think are particularly noteworthy.  Print them out and start a binder – if the SHTF badly enough you won’t be able to retrieve these off the net or, possibly, even off your computer (I remember one Y2K event I went to – someone was selling survival info on CDs… yeah, useful when the power’s out!):

What Will Happen to Personal Property in America? – The Organic Prepper

15 Survival Items You Can Buy At Costco – Ask a Prepper

An EMP Has Struck. What Is Your First Reaction? – Ask a Prepper

The 10-Dollar Jerky Maker – Ask a Prepper



Deep State / Coming Tyranny / WEF / Globalists (broad):




Shortages (broadly):



‘We’re in a crisis’: Farmers sound alarm over coming food shortage (

A few reflections on the worldwide food crisis

Food processors warn gas crisis may shut them down and see food prices rise further – ABC News

On this last, things interlink.  In this case, gas shortages amplify food shortages.

Bidenomics: U.S. is Now Experiencing a Shortage of Tampons (

That reminds me, need to get going on stocking up on these.  I keep reminding myself, though, that I cannot anticipate or prepare for every single thing.  Among other things, I don’t have the budget.  As I said above though, if you can, target being totally self-sufficient on everything for at least 90 days.

UN warns of food catastrophe | The Hill

Next up, Sriracha sauce shortage.


Inflation (broadly):

Soaring Cost of Living Causes Spike in Abandoned and Surrendered Pets

Video: White House Tells Americans They Have It Better Than Europeans On Gas Prices – Summit News

This is like being r*ped and being told “At least we’re using lube”!

It’s Not Just Gas Prices… Electricity Rates Are Up 77% to 233% in Last Year as Democrats Declare War on US Middle Class

F*ck Joe Biden: Natural Gas Episode

BREAKING: May Inflation Number Higher than Expected at 8.6% – CPI is Highest in 40 Years, Since 1981 and Higher than Expected — Food, Gas, Utilities — EVERYTHING IS HIGHER (



US Social Stability (broad catch-all):

74 PERCENT of Baby Formula Products Are OUT OF STOCK – Babies Are Starving – While Joe Biden Hits the Beach (

Will we hear of babies actually dying from this?  Wait, we won’t.  Biden is a D.

The Downhill Slide

When the trucks can’t run, things will go to hell, fast.  Remember that for most thing, the “last mile” delivery is done with a diesel truck.  Then, IMHO, the fedgov steps in, nationalizes trucking, and then… things will still go to hell.



ABC Poll: “Biden is a Serious Drag on Democrat Candidates Nationwide” – Badly Underwater on All Key Issues

Gas just topped $5 a gallon near me.  So the question is, IMHO, not whether the Dems will pull “something” to game the elections, but rather what they’ll pull.

Caravan of 11,000 Migrants Headed To US Border…

How are these people getting food.  Water?  Facilities?  Showers?  Charging their cell phones, getting medical treatment?



Georgia Recount Shows Massive Difference Between Machine Count and Hand Count – Truth Press

Surprise, surprise.  Not.

Thread By @KimDotcom

Great graphic on the US deficits.  That which cannot continue, won’t.

DEMOCRAT RULE: America’s great cities are gripped by decline and disorder – Geller Report

Data Point – Timely: Poll Says Younger Male Democrats More Willing to Assassinate Politicians – Granite Grok

And just wait until the Right has finally had enough and goes “OK, dudes – you set the New Rules and now we’re gonna play by them as well”.

Lib Terrorist Arrested For Threatening To Kill Rep. Boebert (R-CO) – The Lid (

Abortion Activists Target Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Her Children With Potential Violence –

What Are They Hiding? Authorities Avoiding the Release of Pelosi Mugshot After DUI Arrest (

When the law becomes corrupt, the average person will also stop obeying the law.  And then things get messy.

Biden Shuts Down U.S. Mining Minerals, Yet Orders stockpiles

If President Potato were deliberately trying to destroy America, what would he be doing differently?




World Stability (broad catch-all):

Russia Threatens Direct Attacks on Western Cities for Providing Long-Range Missiles to Ukraine (

And then things get… messy.



Gardening, animals, etc.:

Cut-And-Come-Again Gardening Will Boost Your Production – (

How to start your own survival garden | Popular Science (



Tech security:


Soon to be national, no doubt.  Why do you think social media was invented?  IMHO, at least in part, to help flush out those who would later be targeted.  Plans within plans within plans.

Yet more intrusive surveillance to destroy our privacy





How a police gunfight led to an officer carrying 145 rounds (

Ammo is cheap.  Life is expensive.

Ohio Governor Set to Pass a Bill Allowing School Employees to Carry Guns

A friend in Ohio says DeWine is a RINO, but even one of those can be right once in a while.

It’s Not MY Second Amendment Right — It’s OURS, and Yes, It’s Worth the Price



How To Survive When You’re The Target Of An Angry Mob – Ask a Prepper


Because the AR-15 Can Deter a Mob › American Greatness (

Remember, some of these news pieces are just mob-feeding frenzy bait.  Facts won’t matter to them.



Catch-all miscellaneous:

Canadian Bill Would Allow Doctors to Euthanize Dementia Patients –

They want you dead.  Old, young, in between.  BAMN.

I want Trump back – twitter



Wrap-up commentary if I am moved to do so:


I am constantly amazed at intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced people who have this ongoing shining trust in government.  Who, no matter what data is put in front of them – pictures, data, videos – still have a starry-eyed childlike trust that the government knows best.

I am particularly put out on this by so many of my fellow Tribe members.  Of all peoples, we Jews should be the most suspicious of government.



Palate cleanser:









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Skip’s Sauntering Snippets-#13-Biden: Affirm Transgenders in School or Poor Kids Get No Lunch

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

Or, Biden’s willing to let poor kids go hungry to force transgender affirmation on schools. Talk about strings attached! The US Department of Agriculture just mandated that if a school wishes to receive Federal money meant for school lunches for poor and low-income students, those schools MUST implement all of the Biden Administration’s “anti-discrimination” policies concerning LGBTQ, especially those experiencing gender dysphoria (transgenderism).

So, let those boys into the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, or your kindergartner will be forced into involuntary “food abstinence” against their will – and yours. This is a PERFECT example of when a Government agency decides to take on Powers that have not been given to it AND decides that it is going to go beyond its mission. In this case, enforcing Government’s secular sexuality religion. Who thought that you’d hear “pancakes or sausage for your naughty bits” from the lunch lady?

Here’s the link to the USDA’s pronouncement.  Soft, smooth words but the Tyranny is leering from behind President Asterisk: “Do as I tell you or little Johnny and Janie go hungry”.

Nice guy, that Biden feller.

Making Kindergartners political pawns. So, Gilford High School Anthony Sperazzo, which “political pawn” is worse – me PROTESTING the Gilford School Systems anti-Free Speech and implementing the mandate that you HAVE to lie to Parents, or make little (and not so little) ones go hungry?

Here’s some links:

DeSantis Criticizes Biden’s Move to Force Gender Ideology by Cutting Off School Lunch Funding

Biden admin ties funds for school lunches to compliance with transgender mandates

Biden Admin Holding Children’s Lunch Money Hostage to Force Schools to Push Transgenderism

If Schools Don’t Let Boys Into Girls’ Bathrooms, Biden Will Take Their Lunch Money



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Nashua, NH Is Ignoring the Spending Cap Once Again

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 13:30 +0000

Nashua City Hall has decided to ignore the Spending Cap in regard to the proposed budget for next year.

Instead of acknowledging that the mayor’s proposed budget exceeds the Spending Cap by $6.58 million it has falsified the calculation to claim the budget is $113.3 million below the spending cap.

Nashua residents should be grateful to Mr. Fred Teeboom for authoring and participating in various lawsuits concerning the Spending Cap’s validity. Mr. Teeboom has sent information to the Mayor Donchess, CFO John Griffin, City Attorney Bolton, and all members of the Board of Aldermen to inform them that the mayor’s proposed budget is over the Spending Cap by $6.58 million.

The Spending Cap was restored last year through State Legislative action and the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Nashua are obligated to comply with the law, not deliberately corrupt its intent by falsifying the calculation.

The mayor is also hiding the anticipated tax rate associated with the proposed budget. It seems like the City of Nashua wants no transparency when it comes to taxes and spending.

Please take the time to review the information below that Mr. Teeboom sent the mayor and other city officials to demonstrate that the city’s budget proposed for the next year exceeds the limits of the Spending Cap by $6.58 million which adds over 3% to the tax rate.

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Common Sense Radio Hosted by Marc Abear – Skip Joins in with Commentary

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-06-12 12:00 +0000

Once again, was on with Marc (Paul Hopfgarten was unavailable) this morning.  A late addition to the line up but it’s a fun show to do – they tolerate me. Hmm, is that how it works with most of the shows I get to be on?  Must be doing something right as I keep on getting requests to return.

ANYways, we yakked for an hour and I enjoyed it.

Hopefully, I’ll get a “C’mon back” invite in the future!

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