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Wednesday • September 27 • 2023


Manchester, N.H.

NH House Passes Bill That Would Ban Sanctuary Cities in the Granite State

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-22 00:00 +0000

Sanctuary cities are all the rage with the liberal elite, but you can find plenty of so-called Republican bleeding hearts to help them. People who have decided that rule of law is situational, not foundational.

That is not the rule of law. It is the rule of man, ruled by emotion. It leads to a corrupt system of carve-outs based on ever-changing political interests, discrimination, and rampant injustice.

It is also challenging to live and work – or run a business – in a nation where the laws may or may not apply on a given day, week, month, or year.

In the interest of clarifying the need to follow existing law as written on citizenship status, the NH House just passed HB1266.

The state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law shall not adopt or enforce any law or policy that prohibits the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law from cooperating with the enforcement of federal immigration laws, including but not limited to 8 U.S.C. 1373 with respect to a person who has been detained by or is already in the custody of the state, county, or local law enforcement agency for a suspected violation of state law to include the enforcement of arrest warrants issued by the courts.

Sanctuary cities defy federal law, and sometimes federal lawmakers and the Chief Executive are inclined to look the other way when they do.

Congress could rewrite the laws to accommodate their bleeding hearts, which might cost them votes or seats. Many Americans object, and many immigrants who did it the right way.

They could rewrite the law to encourage states to develop enforcement strategies allowing those that wanted it to the ability to declare sanctuary status without breaking the law, but many would create enforcement laws the Libs don’t like.

The best course for the liberal elite is to leave well enough alone and refuse to enforce the law as written. And that’s worked well for them, but New Hampshire is a Dillons rule State. No government at any level can do a thing if the Legislature has not granted them the authority.

You’d be right to ask where then does that happen on the matter of sanctuary cities or towns? It doesn’t. They don’t have it. We should not need HB1266. But there is this need to clarify the facts by stating clearly that this power has not been granted,

Will it matter?

Only if someone bothers to add some enforcement mechanism or penalty to HB1266 (I don’t see one), and we one day have an AG willing to enforce that without treating it like sanctuary city policy now – as in if and when someone feels like it.



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Gunstock Mountain Resort – So, I’ve Started Out with an Right To Know for Emails

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 22:30 +0000

And we’re back to Gunstock Mountain Resort. So as you can tell, the goings-on by the Gunstock Area Commission and its Senior Management has caught the attention of more than one Grokster as well as other outsiders.  They have, as one way of putting it, put themselves into the microscope.  And they aren’t liking it at all.  From ignoring the Law, refusing to pay attention to their own By-Laws, what could be to Electioneering, disparaging customers – there is a whole bunch of stuff that will result in a lot of blog fodder.

So, I’ve started with an RSA 91:A Right To Know demand for emails:

Pursuant to the Right to Know Law (RSA. 91-A:4 (I) ), I am demanding access, within 5 business days, to the below enumerated governmental records Otherwise, if this cannot be fulfilled with the mandated 5 business day window per RSA 91-A, please advise when the Responsive Records will be made available.

This request is for any emails involving Gunstock area employees Tom Day and/or Cathy White for the time period of March 1, 2022, through to end of day, today, March 13, 2022:

  • Individual outbound emails from the email accounts provided to Tom Day or Cathy White as part of their employment.
  • Individual outbound emails from the email accounts provided to Tom Day or Cathy White as part of their employment.

The information for each responsive record shall include:

  • TO fields, FROM fields – all addresses
  • CC fields, BCC fields – all addresses
  • DATE fields
  • SUBJECT field
  • And the Body of the email itself.

Per RSA 91-A:4 IV(c) If you deny any portion of this request, please cite the specific exemption used to justify the denial to make each record, or part thereof, available for inspection along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the information withheld.

As you are aware, in 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a governmental body in possession of records is required to produce them in electronic media using standard of common file formats: Green v. SAU #55, 168 N.H. 796, 801 (2016). Unless there is some reason that it is not reasonably practicable for you to produce these records in the requested format, I ask that you either do so or explain why it is not practicable for you to comply.

Please also note, per RSA 91-A:4 III, III-a, and III-b, you are required to maintain the safety and accessibility of such responsive records.

Please let me know when these records will be sent to me for inspection.

You may email the responsive records to me at If the volume turns out to be substantial, I have already set up a Dropbox folder for all of your responsive records to which they can be uploaded

Thank you for your lawful attention to this matter.


Skip Murphy

Tom Day is the GMR General Manager and Prez, Cathy White is the CFO. I WOULD have also RTK’d all of the Gunstock Area Commissioners’ emails except there’s one slight problem – they only use private emails.  So while I can ask (and full disclosure: once this was submitted, Vice-Chair Gary Keidaisch voluntarily sent me his. However, I have no way of knowing if that was all of them for the period of 3/1-3/13; that’s just the reality of doing official business with private emails). And recent stories have shown that a lot of government employees, appointed officials, and elected politicians all seem to like “the privacy” of not using their official email addresses.

Please note, however, that none of the Commissioners have been assigned “official” email addresses and I have advised the recently appointed ones to get them quick because of this problem and that they need the “indemnity” of using official emails for official business. Else, they’ll continue to have to deal with folks like me constantly. Let’s see if Tom Day, as GM, forks them over soonest (after all, the IT folks report to him) as I know that I can whip up a new Grokster email in just a few seconds after logging into our server. It’s no big thang!

And after receiving it, I started with this email that, to me as an Evangelical Christian, showed an anti-Christian bias.  Even if you don’t like the customer, is that proper governmental (or even corporate) behavior?  I think not.

You know what?  I think that the email lot I received isn’t complete – there were several telltale signs that several emails were missing. Maybe a lot.  So there will be another one shorting following that.

And I have five more outstanding that have not yet been answered.


And a few other folks are starting to take a bigger interest in this little investigation.

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Teachers Leaving Due to Behavior and Violence in the Schools

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 21:00 +0000

I’ve been warning about the behavior problems in New Hampshire schools. Parents and teachers in schools like Manchester and Nashua have been sounding the alarm bells that behavior problems are escalating.

I continue to urge you to revisit the New Hampshire laws that require schools to use a standardized approach to behavior.

The Multi-Tiered System of Support for behavior (MTSS-B) is a tiered system that standardizes behavior in the classroom. In addition, you can read how the positive behavior supports came from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. If the state or school accepts federal money, they must then comply with the federal laws.  What does this mean? Go here:

This means that every single child in a school that takes this federal grant money under ESSA is a target for universal subjective behavioral screening, labeling with a behavior disorder — the criteria for which experts do not agree — and psychological modification using admittedly experimental means. Most of this process occurs before a formal special education evaluation that requires parental consent occurs.

What does this mean for your public schools? It means that they have become pseudo-mental health centers gathering mental health data on your children. Who is forced to do this? The teachers working in your public schools. What is this doing to your teachers? In Keene, they are quitting.

The Union Leader ran an article about the concern over the teachers in Keene quitting. Parents are now concerned over the number of teachers who are resigning.

Keene High School parents are sounding off about a spike in teacher resignations since the beginning of the school year.

Parents posted an anonymous email they received listing the eight resignations the high school had since fall. The school is now attempting to get grant money to hire for a position in an effort to work directly with problem students. This fits into the MTSS=B model.

They are blaming the behavior problems on last year’s in-person and online classes. No one is even looking at the MTSS-B standardized model. Instead, they are blaming the students’ for their emotional and developmental mindset. That’s code for mental health.

While a child’s mental health is always a concern, there are times when there has to be boundaries set and consequences for those who push through them. What we are seeing is this attempt to label all of these behavior issues as mental health issues. This in turn waters down consequences.  Some of these kids will push and push, especially if there are no real consequences.

As reported in “PBIS”: Behind the Feds’ Wacky Scheme to Modify Children’s Behavior, they provide an example of how one school at Deer Park Elementary school in Pasco County, Florida dealt poorly with the children’s behavior.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the school had decided to implement PBIS school-wide due to concerns about an increase in behavior problems. Without consulting parents, they placed posters all around the school that had this nonsensical, illogical, subjective, and backwards rubric about behavior:

In this wacky scheme, “D” — which is usually a near-failing grade — is the highest level, standing for Democracy. “C” — typically an average grade — is the next highest level and requires students to “conform to peer pressure.” “B” and “A” — which are considered high grades by most people — in this scenario are the bad or “red” levels and stand for “Bossing/Bullying” and “Anarchy,” respectively.

When schools are turned into mental health facilities, we can see that there are negative consequences. First, the academics will suffer, but more concerning is, how bad behavior follows. If boundaries can be ignored by students, and there are no real consequences, it sends a message to the other kids that they don’t have to follow the rules either. This is exactly what parents in Manchester are reporting. Not only are the boundaries being broken, but they are also rewarding the students who exhibit bad behavior and ignoring the students who are following the rules.

Where will this eventually lead our schools? I don’t know. I am concerned though, that we may see an incident that is more serious than what has been reported by teachers and parents.  I hope I am wrong. I hope that someone will consider what is going on and work to reverse this trend.

That would mean rejecting federal dollars aimed at turning the schools into mental health facilities.

Use that money to support mental health treatment centers outside the school system so the children who truly need intervention have access to good quality mental healthcare. Divert that money to the facilities and social services that are equipped to handle the children who need it. That means that they may have to be diverted away from the classroom until they are deemed safe to return.

It would mean reversing the current law that currently exists in New Hampshire that directs schools to become mental health facilities. Instead, direct students who need extra help towards social services and direct funding so that there is support for those who need it.

The behavior problems are escalating. Teachers are reporting this trend and so are teachers in New Hampshire. You can either ignore it or go to the root cause and fix it.


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New Product Launch – ‘Stop Trying to “Mass Up” My New Hampshire’

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 19:30 +0000

In the spirit of Don’t California my Texas, we’ve come up with something of our own. For years the Mass (MA) migration into the Granite State has been a concern to defenders of liberty. Many leave MA to escape MA then vote like that here.

Not all of them left to escape, of course. Some came here to poison the well and they’ve got help. We’ve got Vermonters, New Yorkers, folks from all over. Many of them are choosing our low taxes and increasingly business-friendly climate.

They are drawn to the low crime, great quality of life, and defense of individual rights.

New Hampshire ranks well on most if not all metrics. It’s attractive on its own but compared to liberal urban hell holes with skyrocketing crime, it’s paradise.

It’s also an attractive target for Libs, Dems, and Progs, from MA, CT, NY, NJ, RI, VT, and now ME, looking to ruin something wonderful and good. Libs actually hate choice and free markets so NH being different is offensive to their Marxist economic insensibilities.

So they come here to vote like still lived in NY or NJ or CA, and yes – Massachusetts as – too often – do the folks who moved here to escape those places. It’s almost as if they are incapable of connecting the cause and effects of two things together.

Voting for Dems is like crapping in your kitchen. No matter how hard you try to ignore it the stench is going to catch up to you until you’re so deep in the sh!t there’s no escape.

And then where do you go?

We’re running out of road, so, in the spirit of leaving NH the way it is (and making it even better) we’ve come up with the first or what will probably be many ways to send this message.

Stop wrecking the joint, dammit!


Get a sticker!


If you want to live in a liberal toilet stay where you are, don’t come here. But if you want better, and you come here, don’t vote for the toilet.

If you came to wreck the joint we’d rather you didn’t. There are very few sanctuaries from Liberal overreach and incompetence left. We need to protect them, especially in the North East where New Hampshire is it.

There is no other frontier to settle in search of freedom.

So, here’s some merch if you want to send or share that message with those around you.


White Tee


Black Tee


Pint Glass


Womens Top




And you can view all the stuff on offer here.

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Why Aren’t Women Screaming

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 18:00 +0000

I am sickened on many levels as Lia Thomas continues to mock women’s sport. Thomas is destroying collegiate swimming, but how long will it take before this dilemma hits the Olympics, professional, or even high school athletics?

All of this damage to sport is aided by a Woke society that is willing to look past common sense to preserve the rights of one individual.

I thought this assault on NCAA women’s swimming by Lia Thomas would be short-lived. I wondered how someone could look themselves in the mirror and still dive into the pool, knowing they had a massive advantage over their competitors. I do not care if he is a he or she. He is a person who, if he has a conscience, would know he is doing wrong.

Earlier this year, USA Swimming changed its requirements for trans competitors, mandating three years of low testosterone levels. The NCAA declined to immediately adopt those restrictions, which would have barred Thomas from the female competition. But The NCAA will likely feel pressure from the public and politicians to adopt more stringent standards for trans athletes.

Several state legislatures are considering laws that would regulate trans sports participation, some of which critics claim are harmful to transgender children and discriminatory. The requirements and laws that are implemented or passed are not to infringe on the rights of transgendered. They are about protecting the integrity of sport and ensuring the safety of all participants.

Lia competed for Penn as a male swimmer and now as a woman. She is within the NCAA rules, but that does not make it right. She is taking the spot of a cisgender woman on the team and preventing her teammates from their potential success. Lia has the benefits of being born a male. She has a larger heart, bigger lungs, more muscular arm and leg muscles, and bigger hands. All of these physical traits lead to higher performance and unfair advantage.

Lia is rewriting the NCAA record book. Her competing as a woman is unjust for the women athletes she is supplanting. They earned their records as a woman competing against women. Lia is erasing their accomplishments by competing as transgender.

There were some transgender athletes competing in the Summer and Winter Olympics with mixed results. An incident in a recent MMA match is evidence of the danger. Transgender Fallon Fox fractured the skull and broke the eye socket of her female opponent. Her opponent claimed she had never been so mismatched.

I am not judging Transgender individuals, but when their decisions and actions impact others, they have overstepped. Common sense has to trump Woke thinking. Some states are taking action and restricting all sports to cisgender participants, and this appears to be the correct decision. Hopefully, the NCAA will regain their senses, stop trying to reinvent the wheel for the sake of a minuscule percentage of people, and preserve male and female sports.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 16:30 +0000

Let the mockery and other memes begin.  And note the sign about “UnJabbed need not apply” – from New Zealand.  Medical apartheid is coming.  Remember this cartoon?  There is an insane drive to put a needle into every arm.  This is the new One-Worlder religion.


And from what I’m reading about the UK, Australia, and other places… ADE and immune erosion are definitely setting in.  And while I have enormous sympathy and hopes for those who took the Jab early on – now, not so much given all that’s coming out.





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NH Proposes Gas Tax Holiday for Residents So, Who Exactly Do You Mean When You Say ‘Resident’?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 15:00 +0000

Today, the NH House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on a bill with an amendment. I can’t find either, but I don’t need them.

It recommends that the state drop its gas tax for three months over the summer but just for residents. I have questions.


Its a gimmick and a bad one because it hides the real pain and problems Biden and Democrats have created through deliberate policy choices. And when the gimmick ends, as it must, the whiplash will be brutal, and whoever signed off on it will take the blame, not the real culprits.

But that’s not the biggest problem.


I’m not worried about revenue. There’s plenty of that sloshing about from online gambling to higher business tax inflows (after we cut the rates) to redirect toward the hole left behind by electric vehicles a gas tax holiday. And as long as we keep Democrats out of control, that will continue to be the case.

And holiday or not, maybe, it’s an excellent time to ditch the NH gas tax as a road toll revenue stream altogether. It’s like smoking. They want to kill it but keep raising the tax, spending it, and relying on it, but the plan is to make it disappear.

Don’t just send it on holiday. Kill it and bury it behind the statehouse.

Residency Requirement

None of that will happen, of course. The tax is supposed to disincentivize use, and removing it would encourage more use. They’ll never go for that. But again, that’s not the biggest problem with the tax holiday amendment, as I understand it.

It proposes to give the discount to residents only and not tourists. Um, how…what?

I’ve been following politics in New Hampshire for nearly fifteen years, so I can ask this question with a straight face. Which residents?

We have students paying out-of-state tuition for four years treated as residents for voting purposes. Denying them that right as opposed to helping them put a stamp on a mail-in ballot for back home is a violation of human rights or something.

But not just them. For more than a decade, almost anyone can show up from any state where they can vote, and I can’t say they are thinking about living there, lying on an affidavit, getting a ballot, voting, then leaving the state.

Our elections have been polluted like this for most of this century and probably longer.

So, whose a frikkin resident?

What does that even mean?

Must you show ID to get the taxless gas price (RACIST!, Gas Tax Holiday Suppression!).

And even if we could separate voting tourists from the other sorts, how exactly do we execute this differential commerce at the pump or the counter?

Do tourists get a separate water fountain gas pump?

I’ve not seen the amendment, so I only have reports from Corporate Media cronies like Gary Rayno, but seriously, what’s the plan?

I have one. Kill the gas tax and use online gambling revenue to pay for highway and road stuff.

The gas stations pay taxes on their revenue, which will go up a lot from loads of secondary traffic.

Just a suggestion and better than the gas tax holiday, if you ask me.



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Liberals and Herman Cain

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 13:30 +0000

This brought back a flood of 10-year-old memories. I met Herman when he started stumping to be the next President of the United States back in 2019.

A Liberal talking head said that the Tea Party’s support for Herman Cain only further proved our racism, because Cain fits our stereotype of a Black Man.

So the stereotyping of Black men as intelligent, industrious problem-solvers who can become leaders in virtually any field they pursue … is racist?

–Liberal Logic 101

Almost immediately, I liked him. A very congenial guy – he almost always had a smile on his face and a big handshake that announced, without words, “Hey, glad to see you!”. And in my case, being in the First in the Nation Primary State of NH, I saw him a lot as he spent a lot of time here campaigning.

Sidenote: being an empty nester at the time, TMEW let me indulge in going all over.  With the Grandson now, I try hard to stay home more often than not.

I got the opportunity to yak with him often as well and it was clear that what Liberal Logic 101 was true – and more. A man of his convictions, he was rooted in American norms, traditions, and Conservative / Constitutional philosophy. To the point that I acquired a LOT of these T-shirts to hand out to others:

Yes, I endorsed who he was and what he stood for – I offered and became the campaign’s Belknap County Chair. Still have a number of those T-Shirts around.

The Liberals hated the idea that a Black man with his accomplishments wanted to do without them; they ran a scorched earth campaign against him by attacking his wife and his fidelity to her (including WMUR, NH’s only TV station of note). So, as it was, the next day he withdrew from the race.

Sadly, he passed away on July 20, 2020, from the Chinese WuFlu.

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NH Bill Would Require AG to Report Number of Refugees Feds Relocated to the State Monthy

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 12:00 +0000

New Hampshire House Bill 1411 is a wide-reaching piece of legislation that would require the NH Attorney General to obtain and publish a list of federal activities occurring in the state, including how many refugees the Feds had “resettled” here.

That was a fascinating find, a bill that has already passed the House and has a Senate Hearing this week (03/22/2022, Room 100, SH, 02:15 pm). These numbers would need to be acquired and posted publicly online, including the total number relocated in the past month and total years to date.

But the refugee requirement is just one of several requirements in the Bill.

The attorney general shall request that any federal government agency employing full-time law enforcement officers voluntarily notify the attorney general of the presence of permanent or temporary facilities and newly assigned officers or agents prior to the agency engaging in any law enforcement investigatory or surveillance activity in New Hampshire. …

The attorney general shall compile this data by agency, and create and maintain a public Internet webpage with a searchable database containing these key metrics and links to the public homepage of all federal agencies authorized to conduct law enforcement, investigatory, or surveillance activity in New Hampshire.


And what is to be included?

(a) Total number of agency facilities in the state.

(b) Total number of permanent staff positions assigned to New Hampshire with indicated number of increases or decreases occurring in the previous month.

(c) Total number of temporary staff assigned to New Hampshire with indicated number of increases or decreases occurring in the last month.

(d) Total number of completed federal surveillance operations on New Hampshire
residence year to date, updated monthly.

(e) Total number of completed federal investigations into New Hampshire residents year to date, updated monthly.

(f) Total number of federal warrants served on New Hampshire residents year to date, updated monthly.

(g) Total number of federal no-knock warrants served on New Hampshire residents year to date, updated monthly.

(h) Total number of federal arrests of New Hampshire residents year to date, updated

(i) Total number of federal foreign refugee relocations in New Hampshire year to date,
updated monthly


Sounds great but is it realistic?

I’m not picturing the agencies just giving up this information if it became law. There’s also the problem of the AG’s Office doing its job. And I’m talking about the AG of a Republican Governor.

If, for any reason, the Office refuses or drags its feet (as is the case with matters like voter and election fraud), who will investigate them or charge them or punish them? Not the AGs Office.

There may be mechanisms in place I’m not recalling, but the Legislature may have to intervene, and I’m trying to imagine them doing anything like that.

And I don’t see it. But please correct me. I’d be more than happy to see this level of visibility on these matters. I’m just a bit too cynical to expect that it will actually happen if it does become law.



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Portrait of a Blameless President

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 10:30 +0000

One-time Vice President Hubert Humphrey learned a thing or two about politics during his long political career.  He once quipped, “To err is human…To blame someone else is politics.”  A young Joe Biden must have been taking notes.

Today, Biden clearly sees his administration as the most successful in history, unblemished by the miscalculations and mistakes that scarred so many other past presidencies.  He reached that conclusion through wishful thinking…and his carefully honed ability to blame others for his blunders.  That ability has become a compulsion for this lifelong politician.

We saw it early on with the issue of illegal immigration.  Donald Trump’s policies had effectively eliminated the problem of illegal immigration.  During the month of April, 2020, for example, during President Trump’s final months in office, Customs and Border Protection reported 17,106 encounters at our southern border.  It was a miniscule number, by today’s standards.  After Biden reversed Trump’s policies, and issued his own executive actions, utter chaos erupted on our southern border.  In April, 2021, during Biden’s first year in office, the number of border encounters had exploded to 178,795.

And as the surge in illegal border crossings, illegal drugs, and human trafficking began to impact his approval ratings, Biden did what he does best.  He blamed someone else.  In that case, incredibly enough, he blamed Trump.  During a friendly interview on the “TODAY” show, Biden whined that his administration inherited “one god-awful mess at the border.”

Then there’s the crime rate, now skyrocketing across the country – the direct result of the insane efforts by Democrats to defund police departments.  Incredibly enough, the Biden administration has tried to pin that on Republicans, as well.  The twisted logic Biden used went like this:  Republicans opposed the inflationary $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP).  The plan included $350 billion to help states and cities impacted by the pandemic.  So while Democrats were still demanding that police departments be defunded, the Biden Administration was trying to convince the country that Republicans were responsible for the increase in crime because they opposed the ARP.

Now, the country is facing another crisis – soaring gas prices and inflation, and Biden is putting the blame entirely on Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine.  While it’s clear that the invasion accelerated the increase in gas prices, it’s just as apparent that the prices began a meteoric rise long before the invasion, before there was any inkling of an invasion.

The proof is indisputable and readily available., for example, charts the average price of gasoline in America.  In this chart, it’s clear that that gas prices rose from $2.09 per gallon, when Biden was elected, to $3.40 per gallon, before Americans even became aware of the imminent invasion of Ukraine in November 2021.

The chart confirms what most rational Americans already knew.  It was Biden’s self-declared war on fossil fuels and the drastic measures he took against the oil industry via Presidential Executive Action that actually sparked the surge in prices.

Admittedly, Joe Biden is not the first president to blame others for his failures.  But the audacity he’s shown in deflecting blame is breathtaking.  What he and his administration lack in honesty, they make up for in unadulterated moxie.

There are obvious reasons why people in power rarely accept blame for their failures.  Most of them have mammoth egos that simply won’t allow them to take responsibility.  Besides that, they believe, rightly so, that repeated failures can make them look weak or ineffective.  So, like the Wizard of OZ, they try to create and maintain the illusion that they can be trusted to lead, and that they have all the answers.

But that approach to leadership creates one major problem:  No president can solve the problems facing our country if he refuses to believe they exist, and that he bears responsibility for them.

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GrokStore – The Deplorable Collection is On Sale NOW!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 01:30 +0000

The Entire GrokStore Deplorable Collection has been reduced for the next three days. From T-shirts to sweatshirts to mugs and stickers.

We knocked a few bucks off each item, and we hope you’ll check them out along with all the other offerings. All proceeds go to support

Scroll down for quick links to each item (and watch for a new product announcement tomorrow!).


Deplorable and Proud of It Quick Links

  • White Mug
  • Black Mug
  • White Tee
  • Black Tee
  • Sticker
  • Woman’s Tee
  • Sweatshirt
  • NH – Taxation is Theft Mug

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Manchester School District – Aborting Parents from Their Child’s Life like Democrat’s Abort Children from Their Mom’s Lives

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-21 00:00 +0000

My original title was “Manchester School District Made Their Lying to Parents about Their Kids Even Worse – Policy JBAB,” but I don’t think that adequately conveys my feelings.

Just like Democrats that have demonized and reduced unborn babies to a null status, so is the Manchester School Board is demonizing and reducing Parents to a null status when it comes to their children.

Both the unborn babies and Parents have no standing. This is happening all over the country and is revealing its Hydra-head here in NH. Are you, Parents, going to be hip with this?

Given that we are a Dillon’s Rule State (which means that there has to be a State Law/RSA that authorizes “subdivision of a State” in order for any town, school board, water district, et al. to do anything.

Any town ordinance, any school board policy, any operation or procedure MUST have the ability to point to that NH RSA. And that is the nub of the problem in Manchester, Gilford, Exeter, and any other NH School District that has adopted Policy JBAB (Transgender and non-conforming).

Manchester School District is now being sued – they lied to a Parent about the transgender status of her child, and now she has to pick up the pieces that the school not only allowed but, so it seemed, to help push that child down the Transgender road. Now, Mom has to pick up the pieces that the District lied about (by omission – refused to inform the Parent).

And Mom has now sued the District over forcibly taking away HER responsibility in raising her child even as the District, with this policy, is saying:


We judge you to be an unfit Parent simply because you may not agree with how WE are raising her in this aspect of her life.  Additionally, we judge you to automatically wanting to cause harm to this child under our care because you disagree with our sexual morality – you WILL cause harm so we have to protect the child by keeping you in the dark.

I find it really “coincidental” that just as this suit is winding up, the School District decided to “make a change” to the policy. If their purpose was to recognize “Oops, we screwed up,” they ended up making it worse by changing it from:

School personnel should not disclose information that may reveal a student’s transgender status or gender-nonconforming presentation to others, including parents and other school personnel, unless legally required to do so or unless the student has authorized such disclosure.


School personnel should not disclose information that may reveal a student’s transgender status or gender-nonconforming presentation to others unless legally required to do so or unless the student has authorized such disclosure. Nothing herein shall be construed to change the obligation of the school to take action when student safety is concerned.

And there you have it:

  • We give ourselves the authority to lie to Parents EVEN IF we cannot present an NH RSA that gives us that Power to lie.”
  • We declare that the same Parents that have given their child to us to educate are a severe risk to the child.

Yet when there’s a real truancy case, is the Manchester District going to go after the child or the Parent (er, the latter, right after they call the Parent to see if they can give aspirin to said child).

In the aspirin example, State Law mandates that a Parent be called before administration.

In the first case, transgender status, ask the District if they can quote what RSA gives them the power to lie and take away the right of a parent to raise their child as they see fit?

When will School Boards start realizing their overreach has gone too far?

Or rather, do they even care as they, like all other Government agencies, continue to weave their way into more and more areas way beyond their original mandate.

And like all other Government agencies in doing so, they take YOUR Responsibilities and decisions from you, believing that they are superior to you…simply either because they either got one more vote than the other guy or get a Government payroll check that has your name on the front (as it’s your money).

Concord-based attorney Richard Lehmann is representing the mother in the lawsuit. He said he doesn’t expect the changes made to the policy to impact his client’s complaint.

“The proposal goes nowhere near far enough,” said Lehmann. “For the very simple reason it encourages school personnel to lie to parents. I can’t imagine a context where it’s appropriate for school personnel to lie to parents about their children.

Too bad, Rick – they certainly have. And no longer care what Parents believe as well.

(H/T: Union Leader)

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Sex Toy Story

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 22:30 +0000

Four Disney employees were arrested in connection with a human (sex) trafficking operation, and Disney/Pixar has decided that refusing to groom 6-year-olds justifies adding an adult same-sex kiss back into a kid’s movie.


Previously, the scene had been cut out of the movie, but child-grooming LGBT creeps from Disney’s Pixar division wrote a letter demanding that it be included in order to stick it to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his bill banning predators from talking about sex with young children in the classroom.


The movie is Lightyear, a Toy Story prequel.


Lightyear revolves around the origin story of the fictional Buzz Lightyear, the character who inspired the action figure in the Toy Story films. In this film, Buzz does his first test flight in order to explore new galaxies for Star Command to come in peace. However, when the evil Emperor Zurg threatens the universe’s safety, Buzz may be its only hope to save it.[3]


Take that premise and tell me how an adult same-sex kiss (any adult kiss, really) has relevance or context?

It doesn’t, but after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting public schools from talking about sex and gender to children, many of whom have not even achieved the universal age of reason, “Disney” decided it was a must-see.

Or Disney caved to the pressure of the Gaystaop – same difference.

What’s next, Sex Toy Story?

The main characters could still be named Buzz and Woody. Imagine the trouble they could get into when their owner wasn’t around?

Related: Sherry Frost Wants You To Send Gay! Postcards to Ron DeSantis but Two Can Play That Game

In related news, as noted above,



Those are the four they caught.

Everyone knows pedophiles choose occupations that give them access to children and the priesthood is not the most popular choice. Public school teachers would be the winner by a large margin.

But Ron DeSantis is the bad guy.



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SR. Management at Gunstock (And at Least One Commissioner) Want to Drag Their Feet on This, EH?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 21:00 +0000

Kicking and screaming as hard as they can, there at Gunstock Mountain Resort! The heart of the issue? Power – and the ability to do what they want, when they want, and how they want.

That they are only a subdivision of the State and not a real “company” makes it even worse. And as I’ll be putting up stuff going forward, I’ve got receipts!

In this case, its all about “presentation”. An old trick/technique where stuff that SHOULD be updated, like a website, isn’t. Like with the NH GOP website back in 2013/214 when Walt Havenstein was their nominee for Governor and Scott Brown (husband of  Gail Huff who is now running for US Congress from NH’s CD-1 ) was running for US Senate. That year, the Delegates to the NH GOP voted for a stronger plank concerning unborn babies – much more of a pro-life stance. Problem was that both Havenstein and Brown, contra the NH GOP Platform.

After the Delegate vote, the Platform on the NH GOP website didn’t change for MONTHS to reflect the change. I implored Matt Mowers to update it (he’s now running for US Congress for the second time in CD-1) as he was the Executive Director of the NH GOP. Lots of unanswered calls and emails but when I did get answers, it was along the lines of “we’re busy campaigning for our candidates” even though he AND I knew it was literally a 3-minute update. In fact, I offered many times to update – as well as a bunch of other folks who were “website savvy” as well.

It didn’t get changed until they both lost their races by substantial margins. IMHO, because Scott Brown was seen as both a carpet bagger and anti-2A guy (based on his actions while being a Massachusetts politician AND for me, bragging about how he started voting more with Democrats than Republicans as his Senate term was ending to prove his “bipartisan” cred. And with Havenstein, it was his refusal to apologize for joining in with Democrats in slurring the TEA Party movement as teabaggers. He alienated the Liberty and Freedom / Conservative wing of Republicans – and paid a heavy price for it.

So, with that background, what goes around, comes around and this time with the NH governmental agency, wholly owned by the subdivision of the State known as Belknap County, called Gunstock Mountain Resort: failure to properly and promptly update their website because of political changes they don’t like. At this point, given what I now know, I lay this at the feet of Gary Kiedaisch (Vice-Chair and has assumed the title of Acting Chair, Gunstock Area Commission (“GAC”) ) and Tom Day (General Manager /Prez) of Gunstock Mountain Resort.

As I reported yesterday, Rusty McLear has been removed, by the Belknap County Delegation (that has oversight over the GAC) from the seat that he did not legally hold as of March 16th and his “squatter” seat is now open for vacancy:

Can’t get more plain that that, right? Yet, his name is still listed as a Commissioner. Stubbornly holding onto the idea that if GMR Sr. Mgt doesn’t have it changed, McLear is still a Commissioner? I even had a “to do” over it with Tom Day (GMR’s GM) that started after he denied that he was going to give me the information I demanded in an RSA 91:A demand (GMR’s budget at the General Ledger line item – just like the Town of Gilford has and the Gilford School District has (among others). Abstracted (but can supply the full emails if I need to) and emphasis mine:

From: Skip <>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:33 PM
To: Tom Day <>; Gary kiedaisch <>; Peter Ness <>; Jade Wood ( <>;
Cc: Cathy White <>
Subject: Re: [External] Budget

Note: I have removed Rusty from this response as he is not a valid Commissioner – Belknap County Delegation Chair Mike Sylvia’s words of yore do NOT trump the black and white letter of State Statute (RSA 399:4). His email of today has sprung out into the wild and now contraindicates what you’ve been quoting for a while (along with Gary Kiedaisch) and is now aligned with State Statute. Change my mind.

It does put you into a bit of a logical conundrum – insisting he was right in this regard when Rusty was confirmed even as you and your staff have made sport of him over the subject of Succession – that shows intellectual dishonesty via cherry-picking. Or is it that you prefer the Strong Man style of governance – for that’s where it, if taken to its ad nauseum limit, leads to. We either stand as a Republic on the Rule of Law or we are lawless; you can’t have it one way in one moment and another in the next moment. But I digress…

While you think of Gunstock as a company, it is legally just a mere political subdivision of Belknap County which is, in turn, only a subdivision of the State. Being a Public Sector entity, GMR is not a “commercial” entity – only the facade of being one. Thus, that exception is off the table; it is yet just another government body providing a service (like the DMV) when all is said and done.

Thus, there is nothing “proprietary” even if you believe your focus is out-competing other ski areas. If that was REALLY the case, and you believed in yourselves that you could, all of you would have made the offer to either lease it from the County or offer to take it private and reap the reward. Having done neither leaves you in the state of just being yet another Government agency – no less but no more and still subject to all statutes thereof as well as the expectation of good governance providing the greatest amount of openness and transparency.

Jade has a great line in this regard on her email signature – ask her what her email tagline says (or said if it has been removed). Instead of striving for that openness and transparency, you slammed the rhetorical door. Wrongly.

If you are all that paranoid that I’m just going to turn around and just hand it to other ski areas, you need assistance. That action wasn’t even on my radar – yet you assumed that it is was but without any evidence behind that reasoning; not my purpose. I have RTK’d other subdivision’s budgets with no pushback at all – so what are you hiding (as Occam’s Razor has left me with no other option)?

Thus, my RSA91:A demand stands and I await the fulfillment of it.


 Skip Murphy
Co-Founder, co-owner |
Dominating the political Bandwidth in New Hampshire


—— Original Message ——
From: “Tom Day” <>
To: “Skip” <>; “Gary kiedaisch” <>; “Peter Ness” <>; “Jade Wood (” <>; “” <>
Cc: “Cathy White” <>; “Rusty McLear” <>
Sent: 3/18/2022 12:56:31 PM
Subject: RE: [External] Budget

Don’t really know what you are rambling on about.

But as I stated before I am not sharing my budgets.

Rusty is cc’d on this. Not up to you to tell me who is a valid commissioner.

Tom  Day
President and General Manager

Also note, however, that “Open Position” listing. Sorry, but that position HAS been filled – by a valid vote of the County Delegation and was duly sworn in – Dr. David Strang, M.D. from Gilmanton. They are upset because of ideological difference (Day and Kiedaisch) on how Gunstock Mountain Resort should be run – you know, according to The Law for governmental entities. So, instead of taking it like men, they’re having tantrums like 6 year olds pounding the floor in a figurative sense (I’m not around so I don’t know if it is true in a literal sense).

From Treehugger to Gunstock Mountain Resort, it always seems that the Left is always trying to make strawman arguments – and a big part of that is putting words into your mouth that you never said:

—— Forwarded Message ——
From: “Skip” <>
To: “Tom Day” <>; “Gary kiedaisch” <>; “Peter Ness” <>; “Jade Wood (” <>; “” <>
Cc: “Cathy White” <>
Sent: 3/19/2022 8:40:21 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [External] Budget

>> Rusty is cc’d on this. Not up to you to tell me who is a valid commissioner.

I told you to do nothing of the sort – merely advising you that the County Delegation made that decision. You may take that anyway you want.

And by the way, the clock is still ticking on my other Right To Knows – the Law requires responses from the Gunstock Area Commissioners to whom the RSA91:A demands were directed.

You are merely their employee and serve at their sufferance.


But while this is an existential threat to their way of governance (the addition of David Strang bringing a much more lawful, Conservative voice to the GAC, it’s not the biggest problem they face.

I just LOVE, as Doug posted, RSA 91:A – the greatest tool we citizens have in holding our government officials accountable to US! And for all his bluster, Tom Day is merely a Government employee. And Mr. Day doesn’t like it. Just WAIT for another one coming up soon

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Bill Hearings for Week of March 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-03-20 20:37 +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 1 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 33 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 3 and opposition of 3 with 3 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1021 prohibiting regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/21 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure.
Support HB1026 relative to budget information provided to a budget committee. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/21 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a municipal budget committee may require that the governing body provide budget recommendations in full line item detail in active spreadsheet format.
Of Interest HB1661 Public hearing on non-germane amendment #2022- 1111h. The amendment makes a $35,000,000 appropriation to
the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of
justice building and the Storrs Street garage. The amendment also establishes a temorary road
toll refund.
Finance Mon 3/21 2:00 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation, and credits for CTE students. The bill makes an appropriation to the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of justice building and the Storrs Street garage. The bill also establishes a temporary road toll refund.16Feb2022… 0356h2022 SESSION 22-2513 10/11HOUSE BILL 1661-FN-LOCALAN ACT relative to regional career technical education agreements. SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2; Rep. Lynn, Rock. 7; Rep. Boehm, Hills. 20; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17COMMITTEE: Education—————————————————————– This bill requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation, and credits for CTE students.
Oppose HB1011 relative to the penalty for criminal mischief. Judiciary Tue 3/22 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill increases the penalty for criminal mischief for destruction or vandalism of public property.
Support HB1411 relative to transparency of federal agency operations within New Hampshire. Judiciary Tue 3/22 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires the attorney general to request information from federal agencies operating in New Hampshire and to compile and display such information on a website.
Of Interest HB1110 relative to windshield tint waivers. Transportation Tue 3/22 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill increases the required light transmittance of after market tinted windshields.
Oppose HB1059 clarifying limits on licensure by operation of law. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/23 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill clarifies that the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification shall issue licenses pursuant to RSA 541-A:29-a only if applications for such licenses otherwise meet the requirements for licensure.
Of Interest HB1581 relative to the use of open source software by state agencies. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/23 10:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill requires state agencies to consider whether technology solutions containing proprietary or open source software offer the most cost effective solution for the agency.
Of Interest HB230 relative to child day care monitoring visits, requirements for child day care providers, and the appeals process for child day care providers. Health and Human Services Wed 3/23 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Revises the procedure for posting results of child day care monitoring visits on the department of health and human services website and expands the licensees’ opportunity to respond to the department’s findings. II. Requires a child day care agency employee to obtain at least 6 hours of annual continuing education or professional development. III. Establishes minimum qualifications for certification as a child care associate teacher. IV. Permits a child day care agency to appeal the decision resulting from the informal dispute resolution process; provides that, with limited exception, the agency may operate pending appeal of the department’s decision; and prohibits the department from retaliating against the child day care agency.

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The Supreme Silence of New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate Wannabes

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 19:30 +0000

What we have learned about the Biden-regime’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson? … That she believes sex crimes against children are the equivalent of driving ten miles over the speed limit:

And that she is a Neo-Marxist who hates America:

Chuck Morse and Kevin Smith have both found the time to tweet about Putin:

Ketanji Brown Jackson is far more of a threat to America than Putin and his obsolescent 1980s-throwback military. Why haven’t Morse and Smith commented on her obvious unfitness to be confirmed to the Supreme Court?

Are they unaware that, unlike in New Hampshire, there is no “Executive Council” in the federal government and “advice and consent” is the job of the Senate? Or did they hear that CNN interview where Sununu opined that he thought it was just swell that the Biden-Regime was making the U.S. Supreme Court more diverse and they don’t want to cross the mighty Sun-King?


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More Huge Waste at Gunstock

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 18:00 +0000

This is the story of how the Gunstock Area Commission (the “GAC”) and its so-called “leadership” wasted over $100,000 of taxpayer assets.

On November 11 of last year, the GAC had a large law firm based in Manchester file a lawsuit in Belknap Superior Court against the Belknap County Convention, which is also known as the Belknap County Delegation, consisting of all 18 elected state representatives in the county.

Although the suit was brought in the name of the GAC, it actually sought injunctive relief solely for the benefit of 3 individuals who were described as commissioners of the GAC, namely Gary Kiedaisch, Brian Gallagher, and Rusty McLear. That suit sought to enjoin the Convention from removing the three individuals from the GAC, so rather than seeking some sort of protection of the GAC itself, it was simply seeking to preserve the status of the three individuals in question, who should have brought any such suit in their own names and on their own dimes.

There has been no explanation of why the suit was brought in the name of the GAC rather than in the name of any or all of the 3 commissioners involved in the matter. Of course, if it had been brought in the name of the individuals, presumably they would have had to pay their own legal expenses for the suit.

The enabling law that established the GAC in 1959 expressly provides that the Convention has the power to appoint and remove commissioners from the GAC.

After the suit was filed, the Superior Court denied, without even holding a hearing, the request for a temporary restraining order against the Convention, and later, after an extensive hearing, denied the request for a preliminary injunction, stating in its order, in part, that . . .” it appears that the Plaintiff-Commission now seeks to preliminarily enjoin the Defendant¬Convention from removing the subject Commissioners, despite their statutory authority to do so . . ..”.[emphasis added]

In recent weeks, after the resignation of Commissioner Gallagher, and the appointment of a replacement commissioner to serve out the balance of his term, a majority of the GAC commissioners, including the newly appointed commissioner, voted to terminate the lawsuit. But that has apparently not yet been done by the counsel for the GAC in the suit. So, presumably, the legal “meter” of charges for legal expenses is still running.

It has now been disclosed that the GAC has paid its counsel for work on that suit the sum of $94,150.62 through the bill paid in January of this year, which presumably covers through the month of December of 2021, but does not include any charges incurred this year.

Aside from those sums having been paid and to be paid by the GAC, the suit against the Convention necessitated that the Convention obtain its own counsel to defend it, and that counsel must be paid with county funds.

Gunstock is a county-owned property, so every taxpayer in the county has a vested interest in its operations and finances. How do the taxpayers feel about having over $100,000 of their assets being wasted in a fruitless exercise that simply sought to protect the status of 3 individuals in the face of clear language in the enabling law that authorizes the Convention to remove GAC commissioners?

For those who have asserted that it is not taxpayer money that has been spent on legal fees, the natural question that arises is: if not the money of the taxpayers of the county, whose money was being spent? Gunstock’s money is money belonging to the taxpayers of Belknap County, plain and simple.


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And Still More Evidence That The 2020 Election Was RIGGED

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 16:30 +0000

There is a recent post about the New York Times finally admitting that the Hunter Biden laptop was NOT “Russian disinformation.” There is also a good article in the Federalist:

Big Tech, the corrupt corporate media, and Democrats throttled the completely legitimate Hunter Biden laptop story one month before the November 2020 election by lying that the reporting was Russian disinformation.

Now a year and a half after a mere mention of the story got you nuked from the internet by power-hungry tech oligarchs, and with Joe Biden safely in office, the propaganda press is quietly admitting what conservative media immediately verified: that the story was legitimate all along. The president’s son did abandon his laptop, which contained a treasure trove of damning and compromising information about Hunter Biden’s sketchy foreign business dealings and their connection to the now-president.

This is just more evidence that the 2020 election was rigged. For example, I have previously posted about “Zuckerbucks” … how Mark Zuckerberg funneled $400 million to various swing-States where the money was used by election offices in these States to push Democrat voter turnout, but not GOP.

It is totally legitimate to … AT A MINIMUM … question whether Biden would have been elected if the playing field had not been so heavily tilted in his favor. Indeed, the election was rigged in so many ways that one can say it is fair to simply call Biden an illegitimate or an imposter President. But we never hear any of our GOP “leaders” going after Biden in that way … even though the Democrats did it to Trump for four years based on total falsehoods.

The reason, I think, is simple. They are afraid that acknowledging that the 2020 election was rigged … although it clearly would push GOP turnout in the midterms … would also help Trump secure the nomination in 2024. And RINOs like McConnell and McCarthy would much rather have the Biden-Regime in the White House than Trump because that leaves them in control of the GOP.



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This Can Not Be Allowed to Continue

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 15:00 +0000

Been reading that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been recalibrating the COVID death counts. Apparently, there were considerable overestimations.

If so I would not be surprised at often the officials were asked how many died with covid as opposed to from covid?

Those questions were never answered and given how intense the administration was pushing the “vaccine” shots and the huge money involved didn’t seem there was much incentive to do so.

This could explain why currently reported drops in the death from Covid counts by “tens of thousands” it is claimed, are quietly being released.

I’m not about to give our current Administration any brake on this as it has studiously avoided straight talk to the American people.

Remember “the border is under control” while over two million illegals, many criminals, none seeking to do America any good waltzed across? This was a bald-faced lie and said with straight faces while creating huge rises in crime and drug deaths.

Penn State swimmer “Lie” Thomas recently won the “women’s” 200-meter event setting another record in women’s swimming. Thomas though comes fully equipped with testicles and a penis but “identifies” as a female.

Call this a fantasy or lie, either way, it makes Fed law “Title 9” designed to give women equal access to WOMEN’S sports a mockery.

Doesn’t this also point out the absurd concept of the “Trans” movement being promoted by the WOKE left? And doesn’t it contradict the lefts pro women’s agendas? One thing about the Left is it’s never consistent with its beliefs and agendas. It will give credence to anyone or thing that will garner votes and campaign contributions even if they sell their souls in the process.

Recently propagandist Mike Luckovich had a cartoon published in the Laconia Daily Sun blaming “Big Oil” for the shortages and high costs of oil. Now can anyone not see the absurdity of such a position? We were energy independent under the Trump Administration, prices were low and stable, jobs plentiful. Then Biden cut our production, catering to environmentalists, and the moment he did oil prices began to rise because like anything that becomes less abundant its price rises.

That goes for anything from peanuts to gold. We lost jobs, lost stability, gave the dictator Putin the ability to invade Ukraine, and made America less safe.

Let us not forget the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan which Biden tried to blame on Trump saying he followed Trump’s plan, a total lie. We left hundreds of American citizens behind and ten’s of thousands of our Afghan allies and their families who are being hunted and killed by the Taliban.

This was not only a disaster it was criminal neglect perhaps even aiding and abetting crimes against humanity and this can be placed no place except right at Biden’s feet.

Hoping all Americans are seeing just what the extreme left has done to us and the world? Nothing will change, it will only get worse unless voters remove these extremists from positions of power. We must start in November this year and continue in 2024.

Without any doubt, the leftist Democrats have proven they are incapable of managing anything more complex than a political rally. Blood is on the left’s hands from everything from state, national or foreign policies. This can not be allowed to continue.

Let’s go Brandon!

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Senator Blackburn and the Senate GOP Could Stop KJB’s Nomination to the Supreme Court … But Won’t

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-20 13:30 +0000

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn recently keynoted a NH-GOP fundraiser:


Senator Josh Hawley has documented an “alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children. Read the whole thread … Hawley’s staff has done its homework; for example: ” In every single child porn case for which we can find records, Judge Jackson deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders … ”



KJB is also a supporter of the Neo-Marxist “Black Lives Matter,” anti-white racist “Critical Race Theory” and the anti-American “1619 Project”:



But have no fear. NH-NeverTrump Journal has reported that Blackburn and her GOP colleagues are going to ask KJB the tough questions:


Blackburn said, while Jackson is “approachable, friendly and likable,” that doesn’t mean she will escape tough questions.

Blackburn and her GOP colleagues could do much more. Because the Senate is split 50 – 50, they could prevent the nomination from ever coming to the floor for a vote. Emily Jashinsky in the Federalist explains how:

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee killed Sarah Bloom Raskin’s nomination to the Federal Reserve this week by boycotting a committee vote, denying Democrats the quorum needed to advance her nomination. Raskin pulled out of the running.

Months ago, Rachel Bovard explained in The Federalist how Senate Republicans could use the same rule to leave Biden’s Supreme Court nominee in procedural limbo.

“By failing to show up to vote on the nomination in committee, Republicans could prevent the nomination from reaching the Senate floor by appealing to the Senate’s Rule 26, which requires that a majority of members, physically present, report the bill out of committee,” Bovard wrote.

Jashinsky asked Blackburn about using the same procedure to block KJB:

Referencing the Raskin case, I asked Blackburn, “Are there any circumstances in which you could envision Republicans denying Judge Jackson a quorum depending on how the hearing goes?”

“The best thing for us to do right now is to prepare for opening statements, prepare for our questions, and approach next week in a thorough vetting mindset process,” she told me.

I started to push one more time on the question of norms, noting how Senate Republicans haven’t forced Vice President Harris to break many ties and even voted to confirm some of President Biden’s nominees. Blackburn politely interrupted me. (It was fair, I was rambling.)

“Republicans,” she said pointedly, “should lead the way in saying, ‘This is the Constitution. This is what we’re required to do by the Constitution. This is where the Constitution places responsibility. And this is what is required of us.’ And I think that it is a very good thing for Republicans to show that we believe in the Constitution and the rule of law and have respect for the Constitution and the rule of law.”

In other words, the Senate GOP’s strategy is “lose honorably.” If the shoe were on the other foot, the Democrats would not hesitate to invoke Senate Rule 26 and block the Republican President’s Supreme Court nominee. All the Senate GOP intend to do, in contrast, is talk tough … and fundraise off their empty tough talk.

But at the same time they are refusing to fight for their voters, they are fixated on fighting a war against Russian that will do nothing to benefit these same voters and will hurt these voters by fueling yet more inflation.

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