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Bill Hearings for Week of April 04, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-04-03 21:16 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 100 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 6 with 12 being of interest.
Of the 73 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 18 and opposition of 18 with 11 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1457 relative to chain of custody of ballot boxes after an election. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/4 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the retention policy for ballot boxes.
Of Interest SB326 (New Title) relative to developing a plan to create the office of early childhood. Children and Family Law Tue 4/5 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill directs the commissioner of the department of health and human services, in consultation with the commissioners of the departments of education and administrative services, the office of the child advocate, and the council for thriving children, to develop a plan to create an office of early childhood.
Support HB314 relative to homestead food operation licensure. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill makes an adjustment to the maximum annual gross sales of food by a homestead food operation.
Support HB1282 relative to the records of communication common carriers. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits a communications common carrier from releasing customer information to a government entity unless requested pursuant to a valid search warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement.
Support HB1089 (New Title) relative to the unenforceability of noncompete agreements upon termination of an employee for noncompliance with a medical intervention mandate. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee who is terminated for refusing to comply with an employer-mandated medical intervention shall be unenforceable against such employee.
Of Interest HB1367 relative to civics instruction in schools. Education Tue 4/5 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a competency assessment in government and civics instruction in schools. The bill modifies the provisions enacted in 2021, 157 effective July 1, 2023.
Of Interest HB1263 (New Title) relative to prescribed studies on health, physical education, wellness, and personal finance literacy in schools. Education Tue 4/5 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill provides for prescribed studies in schools in health, physical education, and wellness, as well as on personal finance literacy.
Support HB1663 relative to requirements for home education students. Education Tue 4/5 9:40 AM LOB Room 101 The bill clarifies provisions for home education programs concerning notifications required for students moving to a new district, educational evaluations, and termination of home education.
Support HB1187 relative to milk pasteurization. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/5 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill allows for the sale of products made with raw milk in certain circumstances.
Of Interest SB223 relative to requirements for recovery houses. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill modifies the requirements for facility bedroom square-footage in order for recovery houses to be exempted from certain requirements of the state fire code by the state fire marshal.
Of Interest SB397 (New Title) relative to the mental health counseling compact and the interstate compact for the placement of children. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 1:30 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill adopts the mental health counseling compact as well as the 2009 edition of the interstate compact for the placement of children.
Of Interest SB313 (New Title) relative to the authority of the office of professional licensure and certification to establish fees and establishing a committee to study and make recommendations relative to funding of the office of professional licensure and certification. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 3:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill clarifies that the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification has authority to establish fees on behalf of the boards, commissions, and councils administered by the office of professional licensure and certification. The bill also establishes a committee to study and make recommendations relative to the funding of the office of professional licensure and certification.
Oppose SB422 establishing an adult dental benefit under the state Medicaid program. Finance Tue 4/5 1:30 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to solicit information and to contract with dental managed care organizations to provide dental care to persons under the Medicaid managed care program. The bill also appropriates the settlement funds received by the state from its settlement with the Centene Corporation to the department of health and human services for the purpose of funding the non-federal share of the adult dental benefit program and to complete the Medicaid Care Management SFY 20 Risk Corridor calculation.
Oppose SB404 establishing a supplemental nutrition assistance program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/5 1:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes a supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program.
Of Interest HB1518 relative to the requirements for appointed guardians. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes the requirement for guardians appointed by the court to receive a home visit within 60 days of their appointment to verify the safety and adequacy of the home for the minor and the consequences for failing to do so.
Of Interest HB1431 establishing the parental bill of rights. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a parental bill of rights, a framework for notice of, and to report violations of, such rights, and consequences for affirmative findings of violations.
Support HB1592 allowing parties in family court cases to create their own recordings of the proceedings. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill permits parties in family court to create their own recordings of the proceedings under certain conditions.
Of Interest HB1612 (New Title) relative to the confidentiality of reports made to the division for children, youth, and families. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that reports of suspected abuse and neglect may include the name of the person making the report and provides that the person’s identity shall be fully confidential unless such a person makes such a report in bad faith or maliciously and with intent to cause harm, in which case the person may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Of Interest HB1614 requiring the recording and storing of digital video in all state-funded juvenile detention facilities. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill mandates digital video recording of juvenile detention facilities paid for, in whole or in part, with general funds, as well as establishes the system requirements for such digital videos.
Support HB1425 relative to the taking of real property by eminent domain. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the power of the governor and council to take private property during states of emergency and modifies the calculation of compensation paid for such takings.
Support HB1296 (New Title) relative to the forfeiture of items used in connection with a drug offense. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a procedure for the forfeiture of items used in connection with a drug offense.
Support HB1000 prohibiting motorcycle profiling. Transportation Tue 4/5 2:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits law enforcement agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling.
Support SB435 relative to the net operating loss carryover under the business profits tax. Ways and Means Tue 4/5 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill modifies the calculation of net operating loss carryover for determining taxable business profits under the business profits tax.
Of Interest SB293 (New Title) establishing a committee to clarify the intent of RSA 644:9 relative to violation of privacy. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 10:45 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes a committee to clarify the intent of RSA 644:9 relative to violation of privacy.
Support SB393 relative to the use of restraints on pregnant women in the custody of a state or county correctional facility. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes procedures for the use of restraints on pregnant women in county or state correctional custody.
Oppose SB294 relative to the release of a defendant pending trial. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 1:45 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill amends the statute governing bail and pre-trial release to include provisions for pre-trial detention for commission of certain offenses that would create a presumption that the defendant is a danger to the public.
Of Interest SB352 relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. Education Wed 4/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill permits substitute teachers who have undergone a criminal records check to work within the same school administrative unit without undergoing an additional records check.
Of Interest HB1530 (New Title) establishing curricular transfer pathways between the community college system of New Hampshire and the university system of New Hampshire. Education Wed 4/6 1:10 PM LOB Room 101 This bill allows community college students who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees in the state’s public higher education system to pursue curricular transfer pathways to a degree.
Oppose HB1594 relative to assistance to certain students with disabilities in registering to vote. Education Wed 4/6 1:20 PM LOB Room 101 This bill provides for students with an individualized education program or accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to discuss including voter registration in the student’s plan.
Of Interest SB410 (New Title) relative to public comment periods at school district meetings and meetings of the state board of education. Education Wed 4/6 1:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires public comment periods at school board meetings and meetings of the state board of education.
Of Interest SB328 relative to the date of the state primary election. Election Law Wed 4/6 9:45 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill changes the date of the state primary election to the first Tuesday in August
Of Interest SB364 relative to the use of electronic poll books. Election Law Wed 4/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill extends the time requirement for markup of a backup checklist in the use of electronic poll books.
Of Interest SB366 requiring an audit of ballots cast in the 2022 primary and general election. Election Law Wed 4/6 10:45 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires an audit of ballots cast in the 2022 state primary and general elections, provided that the secretary of state may forego the general election audit.
Support HB275 (New Title) relative to the declaration of a state of emergency. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/6 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill revises the authority of the governor and general court to declare, renew, or terminate a state of emergency.
Of Interest HB1345 relative to the release of a teenager’s medical records to a parent or guardian. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides for the release of a minor’s medical records to the parent or guardian unless the parent or guardian’s consent is not required for the medical treatment or the health care provider reasonably believes that there is possibility of abuse and release of the record may endanger the minor.
Support HB1487 relative to the procedure for withdrawal from the vaccine registry. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 9:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that an individual’s request to withdraw from the state immunization registry shall be signed by a current or former health care provider or notarized by an authorized government official.
Support HB1466 relative to the off-label use of prescription drugs and relative to pharmacy prescriptions. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill clarifies circumstances under which a physician, physician assistant, and advanced practice registered nurse may prescribe a drug for an off-label indication. The bill also prohibits disciplinary action against a pharmacist for filling a valid prescription for off-label use.
Of Interest HB1439 relative to hospital visitation policies. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 10:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill allows, with limited exception, a patient to designate a parent, spouse, family member, or other caregiver to be present while the patient receives hospital care.
Support HB1241 prohibiting a school district from mandating a COVID-19 vaccination for school attendance. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits school districts from mandating that students have a COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend school.
Support HB1495 (New Title) prohibiting the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire and its political subdivisions from requiring any business to require vaccination or documentation of vaccination or immunity, except for state agencies certifying a medical facility or provider which is subject to a Medicare or Medicaid vaccination requirement or under RSA 141-C:20-a, I.
Support HB1035 relative to exemptions from school vaccine mandates. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the requirement that a parent’s request for a religious exemption to immunizations required for school attendance be notarized.
Support HB1606 making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 12:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill makes the state immunization registry an opt-in program rather than an opt-out program.
Support SB301 relative to the procedure for violations under the right to know law. Judiciary Wed 4/6 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes a procedure on filing complaints under RSA 91-A with the superior court for further relief and investigation.
Of Interest SB217 relative to eviction notices. Judiciary Wed 4/6 3:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill modifies the circumstances under which a landlord may evict a tenant and modifies the requirements relating to eviction notices.
Oppose SB378 relative to the disposal of highway or turnpike funded real estate. Public Works and Highways Wed 4/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill creates an exception for the disposal of highway or turnpike funded real estate under fair market value for the preservation of public interest.
Support HB1221 (New Title) relative to the rate of the business profits tax. Ways and Means Wed 4/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023. The bill also suspends the levy and collection of the 22.2 cent road toll from May 1 to June 30, 2022.17Mar2022… 0471h2022 SESSION 22-2291 10/05HOUSE BILL 1221-FNAN ACT relative to the rate of the business profits tax.SPONSORS: Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 37; Rep. Mooney, Hills. 21; Rep. Hobson, Rock. 35; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Healey, Hills. 21COMMITTEE: Ways and Means—————————————————————– This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023.
Support HB629 relative to the home cultivation of cannabis plants and the possession of certain cannabis-infused products. Judiciary Thu 4/7 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill permits adults to possess up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, and certain cannabis-infused products; permits adults to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants at home in a secure location that is not visible from other properties, and to possess and process the cannabis produced from their plants at the same location; permits adults to give cannabis to other adults, provided it is not more than 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, or up to 300 mg of cannabis-infused products, or 3 immature plants; provides that smoking or vaporizing cannabis in public by an adult would be punishable by a $100 fine; provides that violations of the restrictions on cultivation would be a violation punishable by fine of up to $750; penalizes dangerous, volatile extraction; and permits adults to possess, make, and sell cannabis accessories to other adults.
Of Interest HB1325 relative to release of confidential records of a person appointed a guardian. Judiciary Thu 4/7 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a person appointed a guardian shall retain the right to access and consent to the release of his or her confidential records unless the terms of the appointment provide otherwise. The bill also provides that the guardian shall provide records to the ward so that the ward may pursue a termination of guardianship request unless the court determines release of such records would be harmful to the ward.
Of Interest SB239 relative to noncompliance with municipal audit requirements. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 10:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill requires notification to the department of revenue administration of a completed municipal or county audit and establishes a fine for failure to complete a required audit.
Support SB249 prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 11:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits municipalities from adopting ordinances that ban short-term rentals. This bill also allows municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring the owner of a short-term rental to register the name of a person in state who can receive service of process.
Oppose SB273 relative to broadband infrastructure funding. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 1:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill permits all towns to authorize broadband infrastructure bonds at special meetings without court approval.
Oppose SB400 relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 4:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill makes changes to the training and procedures for zoning and planning boards offered by the office of planning and development. This bill creates incentives and establishes requirements for workforce housing and affordable housing development. The bill also revises the time frames for planning board consideration of applications, and establishes the New Hampshire housing champion certification program.

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“The Dumbest Tweet Of All Time”: Twitter Torches Perennial Loser David Hogg Over 2A Comment

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 21:00 +0000

Parkland High alum David Hogg has not done much with his life since experiencing an admittedly horrific and unfathomable terror. Look, politics aside, what Nikolas Cruz did that day is horrendous. Full stop. I am sorry for the victims and the families of victims.

However, it’s been really hard to sympathize with some of the survivors since almost the very beginning. People process traumatic events differently, but when kid victims lecture the entire nation over Constitutional rights with which they disagree and have no historical or contextual understanding of – nor grasp basic human nature and common sense – it comes across not as processing grief and horror and rather just…self-aggrandizement.

Remember this picture?


These were kids that suffered terribly and our corporate media and politicians with tyrannical impulses pounced on the opportunity to seize liberties. Note they didn’t try to counsel victims, seek to understand how their own policies enabled the psychotic Cruz to remain in the general education setting, or do anything worthwhile; no, they propped up a few idiot kids who said the right things.

Hogg has lived a life of complete failure since that day, and based on his undeserved sense of self-worth and self-promotion, has brought about every bit of it on himself. He failed to get into college. Although, Harvard eventually accepted him because…because? He launched a disastrous pillow company to rival Mike Lindell. And he yearns for attention on Twitter.

In his latest effort to promote some insane and nonsensical worldview that guns are responsible for peoples’ murderous intentions, he offered this nugget, quickly labeled as the dumbest tweet of all time. And that is really saying something.

Can you even make sense of such nonsense? Is it even worth trying?

Scrolling through Hogg’s thread produced a few weak defenses trying to pretend he meant it sarcastically or agreeing with the comment, but overall this failure of a kid couldn’t escape being drastically ratioed. Here are just a few of the comments:


  • “The last time I checked, unless it’s in self-defense, killing humans was still illegal… has that changed?”
  • “Make sure to tell Cruz he shoulda paid the state for a piece of paper before coming to school that morning and all woulda been forgiven.”
  • “What if we made murder illegal? That could work.”
  • “This is what Harvard education will get you.”
  • “The government would kill a citizen if they didn’t pay a speeding ticket and that person refused to be arrested for it eventually. You mean that license?”
  • “Simple reality check from here in Canada where you do need a license to own a gun…. 99.8% of the people that commit violence with them have them illegally. So the idea that gun control is the solution to violent crime is a flawed argument.”
  • “What’s it like being the least intelligent person in every college class you take?”


Hogg seems like the type of person that will never learn from his mistakes. Since getting in front of that first microphone, he has had all the answers he ever needed. What a pathetic, stunted existence.



Hailey Sanibel writes at The Blue State Conservative

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Jay Noone vs DCYF Goons

Free Keene - Sun, 2022-04-03 19:41 +0000

Recently some busybody reported Jay Noone’s family to DCYF when his wife Shalon allegedly went into a store and left their 2-year-old strapped safely into a carseat with the car running. The meddling family-destroying goons dropped into the Noone’s “Domestead” in Henniker on Friday to try to search the premises. Despite showing Jay a written threat from a robed person, Jay refused to allow them in and wisely recorded the encounter. Stay tuned to Free Keene for updates.

Here’s the video of the encounter:

Biden’s Dept of Ed To Release Title IX Rule Change That Will Destroy Girls and Women’s Sports

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 19:30 +0000

Title IX was created so that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The Bidenistas have other ideas.


WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) under President Joe Biden is expected to extend Title IX, the set of rules that prohibit discrimination in public education on the basis of sex, to include transgender students.


Sex would no longer be defined in the rulemaking as a physical characteristic. It would become an emotional state like feeling sad or happy.


Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said last June that Title IX “protected” trans students and that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) would “fully enforce” this interpretation “in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the department.” Cardona announced the proposed regulations in July.


“Lia” Thomas is proof of why this is a bad idea, and not just for biological girls and women. If a B or C-team male athlete wants competition glory and all the fanfare the Left can heap upon them, all they need to do is say they are a girl. That’s it.

Thomas is sexually attracted to women by his own admission. He is still physically male. He shares a locker room with a number of physically fit biological women. It makes them uncomfortable, but they are not allowed to make a peep.

These rules would institutionalize this practice in every school in the country that receives federal money. One Hundred percent of all males would have unlimited access to females in locker rooms and bathrooms to pander to a fraction of one percent of those who actually suffer from gender dysphoria.

And these males are allowed to change their “gender” on the fly. Incidents of sexual creeping and assault will rise. Girls and women will be harmed, but not just in once-private spaces. Girls and Women’s sports will cease to be a path of accomplishment or careers for biological girls and women.

A small number of self-proclaimed “transwomen” of even limited ability can easily dominate any “girls” team until women’s basketball or soccer or pick a sport, is nothing but to steams of men pretending to be women.

And how does this help the Democrat party?

I don’t see how it does. As we encounter more instances of biological men dominant women’s sport, they will realize that the Democrat Party was never interested in them as anything but sex objects, which they have since tossed to the curb without cab fare.

Maybe if the Left hadn’t wrecked math all those years ago, someone in the Party would have the sense to realize that this is how you give an entire demographic to your political opponents.

Or are they convinced that their fear and cancel culture Stasi will keep the ladies quiet and in line?




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Are YOU Ready to Take Back YOUR Government?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 18:00 +0000

Do you believe that The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire is your tool to control the government of the State of New Hampshire?

Do you know that The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire limits the laws the Legislature can pass, the actions that the Governor and Executive Departments can take, and the decisions the Judiciary can make?

The Constitution is the shackles you put on the behemoth of government so that you can sleep soundly at night.

This year is 2022. If you believe in Liberty, we have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to take back your government. Every ten years, The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire requires the question to be on the ballot: Do you want a State Constitutional Convention? The last time this was on the ballot was 2012. It will be on the ballot in 2022.

Maybe you fear that this will open the Constitution to Amendments that will strip the people of their rights. The answer is no more than the Legislature convening every year. You see the Delegates to the Convention are elected to the same Districts as the State Representatives. If you can trust your State Representative to propose Amendments, you can trust your Delegate to propose Amendments. And remember, to be adopted any proposed amendment still has to be supported by 2/3 of the people.

You might fear bad amendments be adopted, and you are right.

The Amendments diminishing the Legislature’s power over the Supreme and Superior Courts, and giving the Supreme Court the power to make rules came out of Constitutional Conventions. However, they likely passed because the law only required a description of the Amendment to be on the ballot, and the descriptions of those didn’t disclose the full effect of the Amendments. For just this reason, the law was changed in 2002 and requires both a description and the full Amendment to be on the Ballot.

You have to realize that from 1784 to 1964 Constitutional Conventions were the only way to amend The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire. That worked well for 180 years. Since the legislative mechanism was added, there have only been two Conventions, 1973 and 1983. It was the Convention of 1983 that gave Article 2-a, the explicit right to keep and bear arms.

The problem with the legislative route is that the Representatives and Senators are members of government, and have a tendency to maintain the status quo. If you want to prevent the Legislature from giving the power to make laws that you gave them to the other branches of government; if you want to clarify that only the Legislature can invoke martial law; if you want to require there to be a militia. Then the best route for you is a Constitutional Convention.

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WOKE is the New Pandemic

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 16:30 +0000

The new Pandemic will not feature Dr. Anthony Fauci and his daily noon updates on lockdowns and mandates. The new Pandemic will not require masks, but a barf bag may be suggested.

There will be no social distancing because you will need to get close enough to read the pronoun pin. There will be no him, her, mother, or father. There will simply be the person. Maybe this lack of identity is what the Left refers to as equity.

One of the least talked about phenomena is that the balance of power has changed in America and worldwide. One of the foundations of living democracies is that the majority decides decisions and sets norms. That basis has worked for centuries but has turned upside down.

The vocal minority now wields disproportionate power. The masses have given power to these few. That power is used as a weapon to advance their agenda and cancel anyone who dares not align with their thinking.

The WOKE has taken over the entertainment industry, where they can influence many. Even venues like Disney, which have always been safe havens for children, have succumbed. They have decided it is more important to identify with gays and transgender than with kids and families. Even with falling stock values and cancellations, they are holding the line.

The decisions made to satisfy the minority will be extremely difficult to reverse. Intentions of the WOKE are forcing legislation that common sense would have never needed in the past. An example is the Parental Rights in Education Bill signed by Governor DeSantis in Florida.

It was unthinkable to introduce children in early grades to sexual content of any type in the past. Now the WOKE wants to introduce children to the options of changing gender or experiencing alternative sexual options. Parents are livid, and some states, like Florida, are taking steps to protect them.

Conservatives fear this is not a fad that we have to weather. The reality is that this is another byproduct of indoctrination through the education system. Like CRT and questioning American history and values, this sexual evolution has been in the works for years. What we are seeing now is the harvest of years of work. If the education system had been as concerned with teaching standards as they were with progressing the WOKE ideology, we would not be seeing the falling test scores of today.

What will it take to offset this WOKE movement? Getting more conservative leaders like DeSantis into positions where they can enact laws to break the chain of CRT and alternative sexual life choices is the answer. DeSantis probably has his eyes on a Presidential run, but that is fine. Florida only allows two terms for its Governor. DeSantis has shown the fortitude to make the right decisions despite intense criticism. He feeds on that criticism and uses the source to validate his choices.

The good thing we have to look to is that more people like DeSantis are on the Republican bench. Nikki Haley, Jim Jordan, and Josh Hawley are just a few. The Progressive, Radical Left, and WOKE policies are returning poor results. These Republicans are looking more like the answer we need today. November will be the barometer of whether America is ready to turn its back on the Woke. I pray to God they will have the strength to show up, cast their vote, and save this great country.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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Survival Sunday

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 15:00 +0000

First, let me state up front that I am merely an “enlightened amateur” as far as anything survival goes.  So please vet and 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.

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.


An anecdote from a friend, my wording.

A friend of mine related how several people at work are now making discrete inquiries to them about the possibility of a food shortage, power shortage, etc.  Yes, it’s late, but at least they’re awakening to the coming crunch.  OTOH, this means that there will be increasing demand on a strained supply system as more and more people realize that it’s coming, coming soon, and they’re woefully unprepared.


Top of the fold:


And related:

Understand that 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?


Presented, quick hit style, are some links.  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.

The Ugly Truth About Prepping

The 10 Medicinal Plants You Should Plant For A Complete Backyard Pharmacy – Ask a Prepper

How to Use Potassium Iodide After a Nuclear Emergency – (

50 Survival Uses For Vinegar – Ask a Prepper


Shortages (energy, food, etc.):

With No Prospect Of Getting Wheat From Ukraine Or Russia, Egypt Threatens Its Wheat Farmers To Sell A Portion Of Their Crops To The Government Or Face Prison



Fertilizer Price Surges 43% to Fresh Record as Supplies Tighten – Bloomberg

The Unwanted Visitor Coming to Breakfast | Intellectual Takeout

Though here’s a more optimistic take, at least on the wheat front:

Ignore the wheat panic: the world still has plenty – The Post (

GOP Rep. Cammack: Biden’s Risking National Security by Draining a Third of Oil Reserves to Save His Poll Numbers

It’s worse than that.  That oil is meant for world wars.  Draining that reserve when things look like something could happen to trigger a world war is not just stupid, it’s so stupid it has to be deliberate.


Inflation (energy, food, etc.):

Nothing specific found.


The Grid:

Nothing specific found.


Social Stability:

Unified Message From White House and Democrats – Save the Planet, Crush the Middle Class, Eliminate Use of Oil for Energy – The Last Refuge (

CNBC: Inverted Yield Curve Shows Recession Likely Around the Corner

To be fair, what’s that joke?  “Inverted yield curves have predicted ten of the last seven recessions”.


World stability:

England reports case of deadly ‘eye-bleeding fever’ in woman returning from Central Asia (

Wait, what did I say here about hemorrhagic fever?

The Next Pandemic – Granite Grok

BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Economist at World Government Summit says new financial world order about to shift in dramatic new direction

Putin Threatens To CUT OFF Europe’s Gas Supply, EU REJECTS Demands Sparking Fear Of Escalating War

WEF’s Klaus Schwab Warns “Global Energy Systems, Food Systems and Supply Chains will Be Deeply Affected” (VIDEO)

Something you have to understand… this SOB and his cohorts truly believe they are smarter, better, nobler, etc.  They ae ENTITLED to rule you.  And then plan on it and will good about themselves doing it even as you starve and die.


Gardening and small animals:

Intercropping Is the Key to a Food-Laden Garden (

Searched for “chickens” at Kenny’s place

What Did People Feed Their Chickens Before Commercial Chicken Feed? (

Apartment and Condo Gardening Help You to Bloom Where You’re Planted – The Organic Prepper







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Hundreds of Well-Armed Gun Owners Rally In Concord

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-04-03 13:56 +0000

On Saturday, April 2nd, around 100-200 gun rights activists showed up at the state’s capital to rally in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Organized by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, the annual pro-gun rally is a popular event in New Hampshire. While there are surely gun rights rallies in all 50 states, two major things set the ‘live free or die’ state apart from the others. 

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Hundreds of Well-Armed Gun Owners Rally In Concord

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-04-03 13:56 +0000

On Saturday, April 2nd, around 100-200 gun rights activists showed up at the state’s capital to rally in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Organized by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, the annual pro-gun rally is a popular event in New Hampshire. While there are surely gun rights rallies in all 50 states, two major things set the ‘live free or die’ state apart from the others. 

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Hitler was Literally Putin

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 13:30 +0000

In a recent conversation in which I pointed out that the war in Ukraine was a contest between the first and second most corrupt governments in Europe, the other participant retorted, “So?”

In WW II we sided with the Soviet Union against Germany, despite knowing what evil creatures they were because the Nazis were the greater evil at the moment. Here, Putin is the greater evil, by far.”

This statement is an excellent encapsulation of a widely held belief about American involvement in WWII. Moreover, this opinion is quite a testament to the truth of the assertion that the winners write history and an excellent example of manufacturing consent.

The following is the historical record of US support for the Soviets during WWII:

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  • 23 August 1939: Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact
  • 1 September 1939: Nazi invasion of Poland
  • 17 September 1939: Soviet invasion of Poland
  • October 1940: FDR states, “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars!” to a crowd that responded rapturously
  • 22 June 1941: Nazi invasion of the Soviets
  • 11 December 1941: American declaration of war on Germany


One need not be a world-ranked épée fencer to wield Occam’s razor with sufficient skill to see that the only operative moral calculation was, my enemy’s enemy is my friend. And when it comes to actual moral judgments, the performance of Churchill and FDR at the Tehran and Yalta conferences reveal quite rusted moral compasses.

Six years after Britain went to war to preserve the independence of Poland, they blithely condemned Poland to a half-century of Soviet tyranny.

But what of contemporary moral calculations? As revealed by the Panama Papers, Zelensky and his cronies control offshore assets worth tens of millions of dollars. Will any of these be liquidated to support the 100,000 Ukrainian refugees heading to America?

Will they at least fund the knee pads required by our political and cultural elites during Zelensky’s next visit? Or are they counting on the seemingly limitless willingness of American taxpayers to borrow money from China?



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Those Fighting for Health Care Rights in Every State Need to Take a Look at What Kansas Is Doing.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 12:00 +0000

Kansas has a Democrat governor who, last November, signed a law that would fine any business in the state $50,000.00 for refusing almost any vaccine exemption. This was groundbreaking at the time, and Kansas is back to do its residents another solid.

This time Kansas is stepping up to protect its citizens from the CDC and Big Med’s approved COVID treatment protocol.

For those unfamiliar, the approved treatment was to let them get so sick they needed to be hospitalized and then follow the DC investor’s pre-death protocol. No contact. Remdesisvir. Ventilator. Declared dead. If you survived being in the hospital, good on you, but the guidelines did not favor it.

We’ve come to call it death by hospital. The complete disregard for patient or family wishes resulting in the lonely deaths of tens of thousands who never needed to be in a hospital had early treatment been the regimen.

As the establishment spins the wheel for another round of variant roulette, Kansas is getting between the Federal Government and not just your physician but all of them.


“Passive early treatment of Covid infections is no longer acceptable or the standard of care.  The standard of care is early treatment with FDA-approved medications regardless of their labelled uses.  Delays in institution of these treatments are no longer acceptable. . . .

“Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and fluvoxamine remain readily available and are historically well tolerated.  The hundreds of studies utilizing these medications as part of a multidrug regimen used early and at correct dosages have a clear signal of significant efficacy that can no longer be dismissed. . . .

“In consultation with the legal community, indications are that ‘failure to treat’ will now be considered ‘wanton disregard.’  As such, any perceived statutory immunity will be rendered invalid.”


No matter what the Feds promise, in the past, it has been buckets of money for following the death-by-hospital protocol, that’s not going to work in Kansas. You are to use every resource with our blessing to treat people from the moment you’ve diagnosed them.

Like every other form of flu or illness (more or less), COVID19 and its offspring do not get the privilege of being left untreated until it might be too late.

New Hampshire Republicans have done a great job advancing healthcare freedom bills in the Granite State. Most of them still need to survive a squishy Republican lead senate and the mercurial republican Governor who pulls their strings.

Regardless of how that goes, I think those fighting for individual rights in every state need to take a look at what Kansas is doing. They are clearing not just Ivermectin (as an example) for off-label use but all approved drugs.

And failing to treat early when asked could come with legal consequences.


hb2280_04_0000 Kansas Senate amended HB2280 off label use of FDA drugs

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It Would Be Worse without the Internet

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 10:30 +0000

If it weren’t the pervasiveness of the Internet, censorship and all, we would be even less aware of the agenda, schemes, and other corrupt shenanigans of the ruling elite, both in the United States and the world.

Back in the day when the newspapers of record and the 6 PM nightly broadcast news ruled, it was a much easier proposition for the narrative to be controlled by parties interested in doing so. And parties there were, chief among them the CIA. I recommend you do some research on Operation Mockingbird if you’re not familiar with that program. It’s horribly fascinating reading.

On his way out the door of the Presidency, Eisenhower tried to warn those listening to beware the “military-industrial complex.” He was absolutely correct, although he should have distinctly called out the intelligence community as part of this group.

I believe he included them in the “military” side of the equation. In the simplest sense, industry supplies the military with their toys, then said military uses the toys, thus requiring industry to replenish the toybox.

We want to thank Ted Ropple for this Op-Ed.
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This circular revenue model is America’s true legacy of World War II, where we became the “Arsenal of Democracy”. Instead of closing up shop once the war was won, we pivoted to being the Weaponry Superstore. Doubt me? Look up who are the leading exporters of weapons on this planet. The answer will help you understand why the Russia/ Ukraine War is so important to the Swamp.

It’s sad to look back on this history, for we really had a chance to be that “Shining City on the Hill” after defeating the Nazis and Japanese. Instead, we gave into the old fears and continued playing the old games. Maybe the old guard couldn’t see any other way, but I don’t think they looked very hard. The dollar won out over freedom, and the image of America has steadily depreciated in the eyes of the world since.

Here are three extremely egregious schemes played out upon the people of the United States, and of the world in recent years. All amazing in their scope, and initially spun with different, and sometimes multiple narratives.

The first one is, of course, the 2020 emergence, management, and fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. As this incident progressed, the public was focused on the virus coming from the infamous “wet market,” and all references and inferences to it coming from a bio lab in Wuhan were squelched in the press. Attempts were made- and still are- to marginalize anyone bringing up the bio lab theory. They were called racists, xenophobes, and conspiracy theorists.

Fast-forward a couple of years, and we’ve learned many things about the coronavirus origin story. The biggest shock is the established fact that the United States was funding research in that lab. Dr. Fauci himself authorized the funding. Characteristics of the virus indicate it includes genetic material patented by a pharmaceutical company. When you combine this information with the latest State Department admission that the US government provides funding for many Biolabs in Ukraine, one has to ask what the hell is going on?

The next massive game run on the citizens of the US was the leveraging of the pandemic to alter how our elections are executed. Laws were abridged without due process, massively expanding mail-in and other remote voting, as well as dramatically expanding the voting period. Of course, anyone making claims of voting irregularities was immediately labeled a conspiracy theorist, but as time’s gone on, there have been ever-increasing findings of large irregularities in the voting and counting of the votes in many states. Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and more have significant documented evidence of fraud, some of it very large scale.

Another facet of the electioneering subterfuge beginning to see some sunlight is the role Mr. Zuckerberg’s money played in elections, particularly in Wisconsin. This has been characterized by Wisconsin government officials as blatantly illegal, and it will be interesting to see if there’s any fallout from the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by Weird Mark.

The last item I want to mention is, of course, Hunter Biden’s laptop. You knew I wasn’t going to miss this one, for the naked partisanship of the legacy United States media is visible in all its shining glory here.

In October of 2020, The New York Post broke the story of Biden’s laptop and its horrific contents. Immediately every broadcast outlet and “Newspaper of Record” came out and dismissed it loudly and categorically as “Russian Disinformation!”. The Biden campaign got 50+ “Former Intelligence and State Department Professionals” to publish a letter supporting the Russian Disinformation! narrative- Biden even referred to that letter in one of the debates.

Zip forward to today and what’s the new topic du jour? Hunter Biden’s laptop, of course. After a year and a half, the New York Times has recanted and certified the laptop and associated details as true, and the legacy broadcast media has jumped aboard. Yesterday’s Russian Disinformation! and conspiracy theory is today’s……what? Why is this happening now?

I’m thinking that Sleepy Joe has become too much of a liability, and it’s time for the ruling proggies to take him out. But I don’t see Harris as much of an improvement, so, I guess it’s wait-and-see as to the real endgame here. It’s going to be an interesting summer.

So here we have a few examples of nefarious behavior. Secret (possibly illegal?) funding of a bio lab where something bad happened, and measures were taken to keep the fallout from splashing on the swamp critters in DC; leveraging the pandemic to change election processes, thereby allowing more fraud; and the absolute silencing of discussion of Hunter Biden’s laptop before the November 2020 election, possibly because the planned shenanigans just wouldn’t be able to overcome that albatross should it be around Sleepy Joe’s neck.

But returning to my original point, it was the Internet that made the discovery of these deeds possible. Back in the 50s and 60s, narratives were deployed, and the journalists either played along, or they weren’t journalists anymore. Despite the heavy-handed censorship in play today, there are options. Many ethical journalists have found ways to continue to investigate, question and publish their articles and opinions on the Internet.  These are the journalists delivering a positive impact, making false narratives harder to maintain and continue to erode the monopoly of messaging the legacy media used to enjoy.

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Vaccinated Chickens Coming Home to Rrroost!

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 01:30 +0000

There are two general classes of vaccines: Sterilizing, which as the name implies, kills off the virus and stops it spreading to other hosts, and Therapeutic, or “Leaky,” vaccines, which may reduce symptoms for the vaccinated host (person), but do not prevent spread.

Scientists suspected as long ago as the 1970s that a leaky vaccine could make a disease worse, after the introduction of a chicken vaccine for Marek’s disease stopped them dying off, but over time, it was noticed the unvaccinated chickens which came into contact with the vaccinated flock came down with worse symptoms, and died faster. An actual scientific trial was conducted at UPenn in 2015 which validated those suspicions, and should cause us to pause before using “leaky” vaccines for human diseases. Here’s a couple of quotes from a 2015 (Pre COVID) article in NatGeo, aptly titled “Not exactly Rocket Science!”

The Marek’s vaccine is “imperfect” or “leaky.” That is, it protects chickens from developing disease, but doesn’t stop them from becoming infected or from spreading the virus. Inadvertently, this made it easier for the most virulent strains to survive. Such strains would normally kill their hosts so quickly that they’d die out. But in an immunised flock, they can persist because their lethal nature has been neutered. That’s not a problem for vaccinated individuals. But unvaccinated birds are now in serious trouble.
This problem, where vaccination fosters the evolution of more virulent disease, does not apply to most human vaccines. Those against mumps, measles, rubella, and smallpox are “perfect:” They protect against disease and stop people from transmitting the respective viruses. “You don’t get onward evolution,” says Read. “These vaccines are very successful, highly effective, and very safe. They have been a tremendous success story and will continue to be so.”

“[D]oes not apply to MOST human vaccines.” Guess which human vaccines reduce symptoms but do not prevent high viral loads or onward transmission? Go to the top of the class if you said the COVID-19 vaccines!

Which is why, even before we consider the gross overstimulation of the immune system to just the original spike protein, countries and US states with the highest percentages of vaxxed and boosted citizens have seen large increases in cases over this past winter. It is also why some unvaccinated people try to avoid too much exposure to vaccinated folk, in case they pick up an evolved version of the virus.

Another article on the Marek’s disease/vaccine study, in Science:

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Palate Cleanser – So If You Suck at Darts, Build One of These!

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-04-03 00:00 +0000

I rarely play darts. Used to in college – who didn’t “back in the day”, right.  Now, I can’t even remember the last time I picked them up.  But if I could use this, I’d play a whole lot more!

I have been working on this board for over 3 years. Super pumped to finally share it with all y’all.  Here is a link to some of the software we wrote:

Summary: I fulfilled a 3 year long dream to create a dartboard where you get a bullseye every time thanks to some engineering. Basically, you throw a dart and then a Vicon motion capture system tracks the dart in the air. We use those x,y,z positions in matlab to predict where the dart will land using some regression analysis. Once we know where it will land, we move the board to the right spot using 6 stepper motors that attach to the back of the board using fishing line. All of this happens in 400ms or so. Then we took it to a bar to see what people would think of it (SPOILER ALERT: they liked it)

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Friday Open Thread on a Saturday – Was It Really That Quiet around Here?

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 23:15 +0000

Naw, just enough to keep me distracted. But relatively speaking, it was a quieter week politically – just the pop culture slap heard ’round the world. Which, as it turns out, gave us a great Blogline of the Day and it fits well on Will Smith as well on our degrading Culture (H/T: Instapundit):

Will Smith violently defending his wife’s honor while letting other guys have sex with her is maybe the perfect encapsulation of the awful post-sexual revolution landscape.

Sorry, I’m old school so I know what I think about him and his “emasculated marriage”. That said, if you have ideas, let us all know.

Or, since this is your thread, do as you wish (like Jada Pinkett-Smith seemingly does).

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9th Circuit – Oberlin College Still Has to Pay Gibson’s Bakery 31 Million Dollars for Defamation

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 22:30 +0000

Remember Gibson’s Bakery? The SJW establishment tried to cancel them back in 2016 after some black yutes were caught trying to steal wine. The College embarked on a war with students, teachers, and administrators, labeling the Bakery as racist.

It encouraged public shaming and a boycott up until Gibson’s Sued Oberlin College, and even for a while after. Then a court awarded the Bakery what amounted to 30 million in damages (25 million-plus court costs).

Oberlin appealed and lost.

Despite the students’ guilt, Oberlin College and key officials, including its vice president and dean of students, accused the bakery of racial profiling, claiming that owner David Gibson and other employees assaulted the students and had a history of racism. At trial, the jury heard evidence that college officials distributed flyers containing the false accusations and encouraged students to boycott and protest the store.

I’m sure they still can’t understand how that’s possible.

Three students arrested for shoplifting admit their guilt, while Oberlin goes on a whirlwind smear campaign based on the idea that the accusations are the arrest were racially motivated. I think we know that this is what these cloistered ideological elites believe.

Look at the summer of BLM. The release of criminals back into the population. They encouraged the destruction of minorities and their businesses, the complete disruption of calm or any sense of safety or security – because it advanced a political agenda.

Democrats have no problem breaking eggs, but it’s not to make an omelet. For many of them, the revolution is everything, especially when they don’t think it has any chance of showing up on their doorstep.

Destruction is the goal, casualties are expected, and wounded allies are supposed to take it.

Oberlin’s elite ignored the legal facts and went to war, and this time it had a price tag. Thirty-one million dollars.

In my opinion, it’s not enough.



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Democrats: They Burnt Out “Progressive”, Then “Liberal”, Transitioned Back to “Progressive”, but Now To…..”Populist”

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 21:00 +0000

Meanwhile, Conservatives and Libertarians continue to use, well, Conservatives and Libertarians to signal their political philosophies.  Democrats, on the other hand, keep making a hash in what they are.

Heh!  Might I take a swipe in saying that they don’t know what they are?  While that was fun to type, the answer is no.   But first, this (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Progressive Dem candidates: Please don’t call us “progressive”

Right now the progressive brand isn’t great in jurisdictions that are less than indigo blue. And savvy progressives know it. And so this fall’s progressive candidates are … transitioning, for lack of a better word. They may have been born progressive but they identify as populist.

Left-wing candidates from Pennsylvania to North Carolina to Missouri are shying away from the P-word on the campaign trail, in messaging and online fundraising, and even in media blitzes, signaling an attempt to rebrand their wing of the party as Democrats debate how to win the midterm elections.

Especially the giant Shrek-looking dude running in Pennsylvania, who’s as intimidating as a pro wrestler and may well win the state’s Senate race provided that voters don’t find out that he’s about as far left as AOC and Ilhan Omar.

Yep, their policies are THAT bad (and this time, can or will they blame the Socialists like The Squad and their posse like Annie Kuster (D-NH)?) in that they have to, once, call themselves something that they are not. It’s the old “use another word because we burnt out the present one, again” in play.  Same policies in play, they just want to message themselves as not what they were (even as they still are).  To prove it, all you have to do is ask is “Does this policy or program grow the size, power, or intrusiveness of Government?”.

Sure, “Populist” means “for the people”.  And if these Progressive/ Socialists turn that verbal corner, you’ll never know what is behind that smoke and curtain.  And you certainly won’t know what their political philosophies are. And that’s the entire point – pulling the wool over your eyes in trying to have you believe they are something they aren’t (and admit it in those two articles).

You know, like the transgender movement – having you believe something that really isn’t true.

Even worse, everything they do (and I repeat myself) put Government above you. In the end, you don’t matter as you are just a means to gain Power.



(H/T: Hot Air)

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The All-Out Attack on Parental Rights

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 19:30 +0000

As a parental rights advocate in New Hampshire, focused on academic excellence in education, the attack on parental rights is at an all-time high. The good news is, parents are finally fighting back.

For too long they’ve been sitting on the sidelines while the progressives on the political left have infringed upon their rights. One of the most sacred bonds is between parents and their child, but that is now the target from the radicals on the left.

The attack on parents was highlighted this week when Disney came out against the new parental rights law in Florida. Disney opposed one of the strongest laws in the country that supports parental rights :

CS/CS/HB 1557: Parental Rights in Education

Parental Rights in Education; Requires district school boards to adopt procedures that comport with certain provisions of law for notifying student’s parent of specified information; requires such procedures to reinforce fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children; prohibits school district from adopting procedures or student support forms that prohibit school district personnel from notifying parent about specified information or that encourage student to withhold from parent such information; prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being; prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels; requires school districts to notify parents of healthcare services; authorizes parent to bring action against school district to obtain declaratory judgment; provides for additional award of injunctive relief, damages, & reasonable attorney fees & court costs to certain parents.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/29/2022 – Chapter No. 2022-22
Bill Text: PDF



This law was dubbed the “don’t say gay” law in Florida.  But as you can see, the word gay isn’t in the language. That should tell you something about those engaged in this political battle and their willingness to lie in an effort to win over support for their cause. They clearly think you are stupid enough to listen to their spin without actually reading the law, and understanding it.

Even democrats in Florida supported this legislation.

Disney executives have shown their willingness to support sexualizing and grooming children:

Corporate President Karey Burke exposed the company’s future projects, saying she wants a “minimum of 50 percent of its characters to be LGBTQIA” and other minorities.

Governor DeSantis took the opportunity to point to the hypocrisy by Disney executives as they continue their cruises to Dominica, a country that criminalizes homosexuality. And of course Disney’s fawning over China, in spite of the abuse on Uyghur Muslims.

The new Woke Disney went from a company providing joy to children to a company supporting the sexualization and grooming of children. Social media picked up on all of this:

Parents do not want their children exposed to these topics. They want their child’s teacher to instruct them on math and reading. What kind of a person thinks it’s ok to expose young children to these topics at such a young age?  These are topics that parents should be discussing with their children, at the age that they believe is appropriate.

Teachers can focus on helping children learn to be kind to all of their peers. Teach children to treat their classmates with respect and dignity.

What happened to respecting the parents and the children?

There are many children who will be confused and will not be ready for these conversations, especially coming from people outside their family. Good parents will want to cover these topics in a sensitive way that respects the dignity and modesty in their children. A parent can stop the conversation if they sense their child is not ready to hear it. Maybe they should wait a year or two before they go back to these topics.

This push to sexualize and groom children in schools disrespects the families and children. Some of these topics are inappropriate based on what we are hearing from whistle blowers like this school nurse in Connecticut.  Kathleen Cataford, 77, was suspended by Hartford Public Schools School after she posted comments that revealed a student, who is 11, was on puberty blockers, and 12 others were non-binary. Teachers were helping some keep this all secret.  She goes on to add, “Teachers and SSW are spending 37.5 hours a week influencing our children, not necessarily teaching our children what YOU think is being taught.

When did the public schools become so hyper-focused on this radical social agenda? It’s not like they have a stellar reputation for high academic performance among the student population. In fact, many are failing to educate children to proficiency in the core academic subjects. That is not stopping them from forcing this radical agenda on the students that are entrusted to their care.

Is it any wonder that school choice is becoming more popular among families while the number of home-schoolers increase? Enrollment is falling in public schools, but they refuse to take any responsibility for that. Instead they fight families who want other options for their children.

These are the people who are attacking parental rights while destroying their own public schools.

Like lower enrollment in public schools, I suspect Disney will see lower numbers of children exposed to their entertainment. Parent need to remember, if they don’t fight for their children, who will?



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Federal Revenues: We Don’t Have a Revenue Problem but a Spending Problem

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 18:00 +0000

The federal government collected a record $1,806,838,000,000 in total taxes through the first five months of fiscal 2022 (October through February), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

The record $1,806,838,000,000 in federal tax collections included $973,913,000,000 in individual income taxes; $577,666,000,000 in social insurance and retirement taxes; $117,072,000,000 in corporation income taxes; $40,408,000,000 in customs duties; $31,286,000,000 in excise taxes; $10,661,000,000 in estate and gift taxes; and $55,832,000,000 in what the Treasury statement calls “miscellaneous receipts.”

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Panic or Just Another Bad Decision

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-02 16:30 +0000

An effective leader makes decisions after weighing options and outcomes. A competent leader will not initiate a significant program if the result does not warrant the impact. In Joe Biden, we do not have an effective or competent leader.

President Biden announced on Thursday that he authorized the daily withdrawal of one million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for the next six months. The180 million barrels equals one-third of the current level of reserves. The SPR has not been at that low a level in decades, and according to Biden, he is not sure if there will be any impact on price or supply. So, we are draining the SPR to dangerous levels with a revelation that there is no proof it will impact the cost of gas at the pumps.

It was a blaring observation by Biden, and with his track record of failed policy decisions, we are conditioned not to expect high-level performance from Biden and his team.

Biden also announced he had asked Congress to weigh the option of fining oil companies that have land leases but are not actively drilling. Along with a new round of taxes aimed at the oil and gas sector, this decision will not motivate the industry to react favorably to Biden’s plan. It is irrational to expect cooperation from an industry that Biden has marked for extinction.

Biden continues to blame the record-high gas prices on the Pandemic and Putin. He has been echoing this for weeks, but people are not buying his claim. Over 65% of Americans are putting the blame squarely on Biden. He owns it, and it will hurt Democrats in the mid-terms. Thus the Hail Mary of injecting 180M barrels of crude from our U.S. stockpile.

There is no clear plan with the Biden Administration. Starting on Day 1 with the stack of Executive Orders designed to appease the Radical Left, the Climate Change crowd, and negate any policy adopted by President Donald Trump, the management style has been reactionary rather than measured. Unfortunately for America, none of the post-Inauguration Day decisions have yielded favorable results for the country.

This decision to use the SPR is obviously a response to the crumbling approval numbers. Inflation and gas prices are primed to doom the Democrats in November, and Biden hopes this six-month band-aid will draw down prices and ease the pain. Two factors are looming that will negate Biden’s plan. The summer traveling season is two months away, and corporations are ending work-at-home options. Having workers return to the office will put commuters behind the wheel and cost them dearly to get to and from work. Inflation and fuel costs will continue to haunt Americans and Biden.

The only solution to the energy supply and cost issue will be returning to Trump-era policies. The pipeline, fracking, drilling, and stressing energy independence have to become a priority. To do so will cause the Radical Left to rise up against Biden. He will not survive a simultaneous assault from the Left and Right. Biden owns his destructive policies, and the piper wants to be paid.



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