The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

Breaking: SUV Kills 5 and Injures 40 as it Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:00 +0000

A red SUV plowed down a parade route yesterday in Waukesha, Wisconsin killing five and injuring at least 40. Police have a suspect in custody and believe the perp was fleeing the scene of a separate incident when they encountered the parade.

That didn’t slow them down.


[CNN] Kaylee Staral, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern who witnessed the incident, told CNN’s Pamela Brown “probably around 20 to 30 minutes into the parade, a red SUV came running down the middle of the street — there were a lot of screams — and we almost thought maybe it was Santa, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people.”

Staral went on to say “there were multiple people on the ground.”


Here’s a series of videos on Twitter – some of them are not easy to watch (more at the link).



[Yahoo!] School bands and a dance troupe of grannies were among those marching through the city of Waukesha when a red SUV came speeding down the road.

It hit dozens of people, including children.

One person is in custody. The incident does not appear “at this time” to be an act of terrorism, one official said.

The suspect appeared to have been fleeing another scene when he ran into people at the parade, the law enforcement official – who is familiar with the early findings of the investigation – told the BBC’s US partner CBS News.


Additional injured are expected as many people are believed to have self-reported to emergency rooms for care.


Corey Montiho said his daughter’s dance team was hit by the SUV.

“There were pom-poms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere. I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter,” he told the paper.


This is one sick mass casualty event and a tragedy. If you are the praying sort, these folks could use some.

Here’s a link to the Waukesha, Wisconsin PD Facebook page for updates. If you have canceled Facebook, we’ll try to provide updates as they are made available.

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My Response to the NH GOP Propaganda Machine

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 11:30 +0000

The NH GOP sent an embarrassingly deceptive email to their members to assist Governor Sununu with his attempted coverup regarding the nine arrests the Governor oversaw on 10/13/21 at the Executive Councilor (EC) meeting.

The email can be viewed here. It is a misleading and insulting document for those who were at the EC meeting who know the truth – as well as those who have taken the time to watch the disturbing videos. Seven of nine people were quietly observing the EC meeting when State Troopers approached and took them away.

Those arrests were clearly political in nature, and it is shameful the governor has abused his power in such a way.

It is also shameful for the NH GOP to aid and abet the Governor’s coverup. “Team NHGOP” should be more concerned about disseminating the truth – wherever the chips may fall. With their one email, the NH GOP’s reputation has been severely tarnished, and the trust in their Leadership team has been irrevocably damaged.

Their email was a shameful display of party politics. By the way, notice that no one had the courage to sign their name to that email.

I could not let their lies go without a response, and I wanted to share my thoughts with the public as well.



We are well aware that democrats lie to us and it certainly is concerning. And, we need to fight those policies. That is not half as disconcerting and unnerving as our own Republican elected officials using Nazi-style tactics on its own citizens. Nine people were arrested as the Republican Governor used our state police as his personal Gestapo. It only gets worse from there. In an underhanded decision, our Republican Executive Council agreed to stab us in the back by reversing their vote on the COVID-19 database.

Oh, and it still gets worse from there. In a caucus meeting, the Republican Governor pressured Republican legislators to ignore the arrests, the reason for the opposition to the COVID database, and other issues unfavorable to the Governor. This is way over the top and extremely unacceptable. Governor Sununu should be immediately removed from office!

I hear that some of the State Troopers were saying they did not want to participate on 10/13 and that they were just following orders. I believe that same reason/excuse was used liberally at the Nuremberg trials. Those troopers need to be asked how well they know the oath they took. They need to be asked just when their own conscience and morals would kick in? They need to be asked, “If Sununu told them to open fire on the crowd, would they have felt they were obligated to follow that order?” Just where does this stop?

I also hear that Sununu was freaking out because he had already spent money based on that contract. Is that legal???


Deb Johnson

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New Study: mRNA COVID Vaccines “Dramatically Increase” Markers for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 02:30 +0000

The American Heart Association Journal has released a report showing something that may not alarm our readers. According to researchers, COVID19 vaccines increase the likelihood of a cardia event.

Emphasis mine.


“We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.”


This coincides or confirms that reporting we’ve shared on a number of fronts, including athletes at all levels who have been vaccinated, suffering cardiac events, or dying of heart attacks, often during competition.


Here’s the complete abstract published Nov 8, 2021,


Abstract 10712: Mrna COVID Vaccines Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk as Measured by the PULS Cardiac Test: a Warning

Our group has been using the PLUS Cardiac Test (GD Biosciences, Inc, Irvine, CA) a clinically validated measurement of multiple protein biomarkers which generates a score predicting the 5 yr risk (percentage chance) of a new Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). The score is based on changes from the norm of multiple protein biomarkers including IL-16, a proinflammatory cytokine, soluble Fas, an inducer of apoptosis, and Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF)which serves as a marker for chemotaxis of T-cells into epithelium and cardiac tissue, among other markers. Elevation above the norm increases the PULS score, while decreases below the norm lowers the PULS score.The score has been measured every 3-6 months in our patient population for 8 years. Recently, with the advent of the mRNA COVID 19 vaccines (vac) by Moderna and Pfizer, dramatic changes in the PULS score became apparent in most patients.This report summarizes those results. A total of 566 pts, aged 28 to 97, M:F ratio 1:1 seen in a preventive cardiology practice had a new PULS test drawn from 2 to 10 weeks following the 2nd COVID shot and was compared to the previous PULS score drawn 3 to 5 months previously pre- shot. Baseline IL-16 increased from 35=/-20 above the norm to 82 =/- 75 above the norm post-vac; sFas increased from 22+/- 15 above the norm to 46=/-24 above the norm post-vac; HGF increased from 42+/-12 above the norm to 86+/-31 above the norm post-vac. These changes resulted in an increase of the PULS score from 11% 5 yr ACS risk to 25% 5 yr ACS risk. At the time of this report, these changes persist for at least 2.5 months post second dose of vac.We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.


If any of our readers have membership access to the full report we’d love a copy.

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NH House Committee Votes on New Redistricting Maps

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 01:00 +0000

This week, the redistricting committee met to vote on all the maps. First, we voted unanimously to interim study HB 51 (state senate districts) and HB 53 (executive council districts), since the Senate will deal with them.

HB 55, on electing delegates to the state convention, is a purely Republican issue as the Democrats have opted out of electing their convention delegates. We amended the bill to require electing delegates in-state representative districts, since the current plan for delegates is highly non-proportional to the population, and this will keep us from needing to deal with it in the future. That, too, was a unanimous vote.

For HB 54, county commissioners, both parties had agreed on Hillsborough and Strafford counties, and the majority acceded to the minority plan for Belknap, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan counties; the other four were different, with the minority plans mostly being the current map. On party-line 7-8 votes, we rejected the minority plans for Carroll, Cheshire, Merrimack, and Rockingham counties, then passed the bill, 10-5, with two Democrats joining all the Republicans.

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HB 52, congressional districts, had the majority plan presented, briefly debated, then adopted, 8-7; the minority map was presented and killed, 7-8. The minority map is essentially the current plan with one town (Kingston) moved from CD1 to CD2 to allow for population changes; the majority plan runs CD1 up the middle of the state, from Hudson to Seabrook along the Massachusetts border, from Rye to Epping then north to Moultonborough, west to Danbury, then southeast to Pembroke, west to Weare, then southeast again to Hudson. Much of Merrimack county has been moved from CD2 to CD1 (but not Concord or Bow), and the seacoast from Portsmouth through Rochester added to CD2. This will, of course, make CD1 more Republican – and therefore CD2 more Democratic.

Both are still “competitive,” how much so depending on who you ask and whose numbers you believe! The debate was whether this was desirable or appropriate – everyone agreed the plan was perfectly legal, being contiguous districts with equal population.

HB 50, House seats, was also amended by the majority map, 12-3. (four of the Democrats voted with us because we had essentially adopted their maps for Belknap, Grafton, and Sullivan counties.) This plan generally provides for smaller districts than currently, more single town districts, and tries to keep cities separate from the surrounding towns.

Of course, having to do all this while not crossing town or county lines and maintaining no more than 10% deviation from the ideal districts was quite the challenge! All the votes on the subsequent amendments were partisan rejections, 7-8.

On Carroll county, the debate was whether to give Conway or Moultonborough its own district; the majority chose Conway, which didn’t need a floterial. On Cheshire county, the maps were very similar, but the minority plan kept more of the current districts intact.

In Coos County, the minority proposed to give Berlin its own district, at the cost of a floterial over a third of the county.

In Hillsborough county, the main issue was that Manchester got 32 representatives, with each ward (of 12) getting two in its own district, then every three wards sharing two more in a floterial. If we had worked with the city as a whole, it would get 33 – but we’re required to deal with the wards.

The Democrat plan had the same two per ward, but three rep floterials over four wards! That gives 33 representatives for the city, but the bigger floterials are more difficult to campaign or provide constituent services.

I did most of the work on Merrimack County, with a number of suggestions and ideas from others. So, Franklin gets two seats and shares a floterial with Northfield, which has one seat of its own.

Boscawen gets one, Louden plus Canterbury have two, Chichester plus Pittsfield get two, Pembroke gets two.

Epsom and Allenstown each get one seat, then have a two-seat float with Hooksett – Dunbarton, which has four seats.

Bow shares four seats with Hopkinton – the numbers just don’t work for a district each and a floterial! Henniker, Bradford, and Warner have three seats, New London shares two seats with Newbury, and Wilmot plus Sutton have a seat.

Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury and Webster have two seats, and share a floterial with Boscawen and Louden – Canterbury. That’s larger than I really like, but it was the best plan I could find for the entire county.

Concord gets thirteen representatives, one from each ward and three in floterials (two, three ward, one four wards.) This keeps Concord from sharing a district from any town.

The minority amendment had slightly different districts in the northwest, and Dunbarton with Bow, but they argued on keeping Concord separate, apparently not realizing I’d changed my map since the hearing.

In Rockingham county, they argued against having New Castle and Newington share districts with different wards of Portsmouth and had Deerfield with Northwood and Nottingham rather than with Candia and Auburn.

In Strafford County, they wanted to keep Rochester and Dover separate from the surrounding towns (we had shared one ward of each), and to have a Lee – Barrington floterial when we’d much rather keep them separate. The final vote, of course, recommended the plan 8-7.

All these bills will be voted on by the House in January, then off to the Senate – but changes, especially for the House map, are not likely. So, Pittsfield will elect two representatives with Chichester – and there’s only one incumbent (Rep. Allard.) No floterial – my district is being changed to eliminate Pittsfield, but add Hooksett and Dunbarton. And it has more than twice the number of constituents as the current plan!

I expected this committee to be more partisan than others, but we did work together on some issues and agree on quite a number of maps. The Democrats were more interested than we were in keeping the current maps intact as much as possible and apparently wanted to protect the incumbents. For example, in the Merrimack county commissioner map, they moved one small town (Wilmot) to a different district. I looked at it, saw two towns plus Concord in one district, and tried to make it only one.

Bow worked perfectly, then I split the other towns into two districts with the same population (well, one has 7 more inhabitants than the other…)

For state representatives, they were also more focused on getting single town districts, and in many cases that meant extremely large floterial districts. Of course, our plans had some big floterials as well, but over the state we had fewer floterials, slightly more base districts and about the same number of single town districts.

And, of course, somewhat more Republican-friendly districts! Pure gerrymandering is almost impossible considering the constraints on House districts, but I can’t deny that partisan advantage was a consideration in some cases.

The redistricting committee now has a break until the Senate bills arrive, probably sometime in March. Other committees are starting to see 2022 bills, and in January we’ll deal with the vetoes, vote on the retained bills, and start hearings on all 700+ new bills.


Representative Carol McGuire

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[Update] The Transportation Climate Initiative is DEAD [and Buried]

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 23:30 +0000

[Update] Yesterday, we reported on the death of the Transportation Climate Initiative (below), another taxation without representation scheme that would milk motorists to fund progressive boutique climate interests.

Charlie Baker, a huge supporter, backed out, leaving only Rhode Island, which had stepped away but not formally retracted its interest in the scheme. With Baker out and Connecticut long gone, RI has said it is done trying to make it work. TCI has no takers and is dead and buried.

But not the scheme.

Laundering money is still the goal, and transportation is a target, but gaming gas taxes down people’s throats was not an option when gas was cheap. Now that it’s not cheap, the agenda is still there, as is the will.  “As Baker’s office said it would do in the Bay State, Rhode Island plans to combat climate change using other financing means.”

The goal is to replace gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles. A pipe dream in a world where the advocates of the remove oppose the sorts of power generation necessary to reach even a fraction of their stated goal.

That means that the solution to their problem is not how to make driving a luxury; it is to remove these yahoos from the office, so they are no longer your problem.


Original Article

While reanimation is always a threat Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), another scheme to punish low and middle-income families to pad state coffers is DEAD.

Massachusetts TransDemocrat Governor Charlie Baker has been bitterly clinging to TCI as a new revenue stream. It would add a commission imposed tax on all motor fuel. A tax passed down to drivers, the money laundered through the commission and back to states under the assumption they would use it to save the planet.

Sure, if by “planet,” you mean to gaping holes in irresponsible state budgets.

We’ve got about 50 articles related to the scheme, including news and commentary about almost every state that considered and then dropped the idea of joining. I won’t rehash that here because that might look like gloating.

But I am. Gloating.

So, what happened? How did this “we have to have this or we’re all going to die” climate cult cash grab lose favor so quickly? The only climate politicians care about is the one that gets them re-elected.


“The Baker-Polito Administration always maintained the Commonwealth would only move forward with TCI if multiple states committed, and, as that does not exist, the transportation climate initiative is no longer the best solution for the Commonwealth’s transportation and environmental needs,” said Terry MacCormack, the governor’s press secretary, in a statement.



Even before Bidenflation, the idea of saddling working-class voters with a massive gas tax was a tough sell. But it was one Baker and Company was prepared to embrace. A de facto gas tax that could go up and generate revenue outside the election process is a dream come true for progressives on both sides of the Climate Cult aisle.

The economy has since gone into a slide, and I’m sure someone has pointed out to Gov. “Charlie Parker” that 2022 is looking like a steeper slide. Piling a tax onto that is not what voters want. Oh, and all the other rats already jumped ship.

A regional plan to reduce emissions, even just on paper, needed more than one interested party. Wallflower Baker had no one else with which to dance, so he’s headed for the exit, and he’s not coming back. A non-possibility not all that long ago.


Katie Theoharides, the governor’s secretary of energy and environmental affairs, said in December 2020, when Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced they were moving forward with the transportation climate initiative, that Massachusetts needed the program if it was going to have a chance of reaching its goal of net zero emissions. “We can’t get there without a program like this,” she said.


They’ll have to find another way. A third way, perhaps? Or did someone finally have to admit that zero-emissions are just another fairy tale cheaters tell to justify frisking voters down for cash?  That even if everyone signed on, it would have always been about redistributing money from people who could least afford it to pay for the priorities of people who could.

TransDemocrat Charlie Baker was one of the most vocal supporters, and now he’s left the room.

The deal is dead. TCI is dead.

Here’s to hoping it stays that way.

Originally published Nov. 19,2021


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State University Diversity Center Gathers to Debate How to “Cancel” Thanksgiving

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 22:00 +0000

I never graduated from the University of Buffalo, but now I am happy to say I did not. The Universities Intercultural and Diversity Center (never had one when I was there 40 years ago) is trying to cancel Thanksgiving.


Last week, the IDC hosted a Zoom talk on the holiday’s purported “whitewashed history” titled “The Real History of Thanksgiving,” which is part of the office’s “Tough Topics” discussion series.

The description for the Nov. 8 event stated, “Come out to the IDC to discuss the real history of Thanksgiving and what America should do in place of this celebration.”


According to one attendee of the zoom meeting,


“The essence of the event was fundamentally anti-American and full of inaccurate history to further their agenda,” she added. “The event only showed leftist arguments, and when I asked them to back up their historical claims with facts, they continued to make faulty historical claims.”


We could expect nothing less from something called the Intercultural and Diversity Center. It’s not about culture or diversity; it is about homogenizing a progressive political response to whatever offends them.

Related: Pilgrims, Indigenous Peoples, And Progressive Reprogramming on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the traditional European harvest festival older than the discovery of the Americas.

The “Indians” who celebrated with the first colonists (the Wampanoag) were thankful for new allies against the genocidal Iroquois.


Thanksgiving honors the bravery and perseverance of two cultures that came together in defense of shared interests against a tyrannical culture obsessed with its own supremacy. A celebration of appreciation for the good things we can do when we self-associate in positive ways for mutual benefit.

The Modern Democrat party is a lot like the Iroquois. There is no interest in a diversity of cultures or ideas. Their goal is to conquer us and reduce us to slaves, physically, culturally – psychologically. 


The Intercultural and Diversity Center is part of that plan to rewrite not just American history but Americans. To turn us against each other by finding ways to divide us. Even if they need to rewrite the history of Thanksgiving.

Related: By the way – Thanksgiving isn’t Racist Oppression. It Isn’t Even Cultural Appropriation

As with every flanking maneuver on our culture, the answer is to outflank them. Don’t let them redefine the holiday. Refute their misconceptions about the history.

Instead of letting them cancel Thanksgiving, Cancel their narrative.



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Sun-King Sununu on Kyle Rittenhouse Versus Sun-King Sununu on George Floyd

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 20:30 +0000

Sun-King Sununu had plenty to say about St. George Floyd and the Chauvin trial (see below). But not so much … in fact nothing that I can find … about Kyle Rittenhouse and the not guilty verdict.



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Alu’s Thoughts On The Rittenhouse Case

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2021-11-21 19:05 +0000

During the BLM riots in the summer of 2020, an armed citizen was attacked by violent rioters, and he defended himself successfully. Kyle Rittenhouse used his firearm to repel three attackers, killing two of them and injuring a third. The white BLM rioters all had disturbing criminal histories, and threatened, chased, and physically attacked the armed teen before being shot. At least one of the attackers had a pistol and raised it to Rittenhouse before being shot. Rittenhouse demonstrated exemplary trigger and muzzle discipline, far exceeding what we’ve come to expect from American law enforcement officers, who often fire dozens of rounds at peaceful people, shoot the wrong people, and handle their firearms with extreme carelessness. 

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Palate Cleanser – These aren’t the Birds and the Bees when I was growing up

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 19:00 +0000

It was pretty straight forward except for a small percentage of deviancy. Nowadays, many Normal Parents are being forced into Progressive / SJW / Anything Goes! sense of Morality – and you’d best not disagree or the Twitter / Facebook mob will descend upon you with all of the false and fake outrage they can muster:

This is how we get our Constitutional Rights of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion canceled. And it’s all by design.

It’s time to stand up and say “ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE”!  Society should not be forced to pander to every single micro-offended fempto-group out there. Tyranny of the micro-Minority.

(H/T: Powerline)

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We Americans Used to Not Need Much Government but Progressives Screwed Us Over

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 17:30 +0000

“Here in America you can see how slightly a people needs to be governed… Here are governments, but no rulers – governors, but they are clerks.

“All the great educational establishments, the churches, the great means of transportation, etc., that are being organized here – almost all of these things owe their existence not to official authority, but to the spontaneous cooperation of private individuals. It is only here that you realize how superfluous governments are in many affairs in which, in Europe, they are considered entirely indispensable, and how the opportunity of doing something inspires a desire to do it.”

-Carl Shurz (US Secretary of the Interior, US Senator from Missouri)


This is the same observation that Alexis De Tocqueville had as he toured America in the 1830s. Both saw that Americans both wanted their Freedoms but understood their responsibilities to others (aka Civic Duty and not that horrific phrase in vogue today of “Giving Back.” The former are the actions of a Free Man, the latter the reverse of that such that men are owned by Society.

These earlier Americans were Volunteerists – when something needed fixing, they fixed it themselves in conjunction with other like-minded people. And once the problem was licked and put to bed, they disassembled and went their own ways.

Progressives, once the Socialist ideas grabbed them later on that century, believe that the only good things happen with Government involved in some way. Look around – how many former charities (now known as “Non-Government Organizations”) have tied themselves to the Government via their grants and YOUR tax monies. How much more insular have we become because we say “I gave at the office”, or worse, “Government took it from my paycheck already,” and think all bad things are someone else’s responsibility – The government.

And as Ronald Reagan told us, the closest thing to eternal life is a Government program because it NEVER seems to solve the problem it was started to handle.  Of course not – there’s no incentive for them to do so for if they do, they would rightly work themselves out of a job. Instead, the problem always becomes “worse” and needs more Government workers to “solve”.

And if we, who are involuntarily dragooned in to paying for it (“Taxation is Theft”), complain, we are labeled as insensitive, uncaring, and coldhearted when all we really mean is “if you can’t solve the problem, it’s being done the wrong way”.

Government shouldn’t be a “job provider” just because other people are too lazy to “do their Civic Duty”. Well, almost right.

Some, if not many, problems CAN’T be solved by Government and it is a fool’s errand to believe it’s possible. Those in Government and those whose “pet project” is to have Government solve that problem willfully put blinders on so as to not see the problem (often, the problem lies with those the program is supposed to “help”) and are not willing to give up that Power.  Too many of these Government-philes truly show that believe that Individuals can’t solve anything on their own.

Wished they’d move themselves to a Socialist nation and leave the rest of us alone.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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“Football Icon Is Set to Depart the Game After…(He) Suffered a Cardiac Arrhythmia”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 16:00 +0000

I know almost nothing about soccer, nor do I care to, but athletes in the sport have been dropping dead or dropping out in the mandatory COVID vaccine era, so this is big news. Sergio Aguero is retiring, and yes, I’m told he has been vaccinated.


The 33 year-old football icon is set to depart the game after 18 years at a professional level, following recent complications that came to light in one of his first La Liga matches at the Camp Nou club.

The former Manchester City striker suffered a cardiac arrhythmia during a 1–1 home draw against Alavés at the start of November – a problem that had originally ruled the Argentine out of action for three months

Aguero may be one of the most high-profile defections from the sport in recent months, which makes it big news. He’s leaving after suddenly developing heart problems, unlike many who have just died on the field or shortly after having heart attacks.

Taken with all the other news that athletes are dropping dead with sudden cardiac issues in significant excess to the norm, Aguero should consider himself blessed.

He didn’t die.

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Uncomfortable Fact: More Black Americans are in Prison Because of Democrats

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 14:30 +0000

Internet justice is having its day as dopey Dems spew outrage over the Rittenhouse verdict. And we’ve had ample coverage here, but let’s not forget the thing Democrats never talk about when addressing the incarceration of black Americans. It’s their fault.

Crime is generally a last resort for most, borne out of desperation from the inability to achieve upward mobility in a society.

Democrats run nearly every urban area in America.

The majority of all crime occurs under their watch.

Removing a handful of Democrat-run cities from the total places gun-crazy America, way down the list of countries when tracking gun-related crime and murder.

Public Education in Democrat-run areas has some of the worst outcomes in the nation.

Increased violence, assault, sexual assault, property crimes, and murder happen under and as a result of their governance.

The majority of so-called racist cops, if they exist, are the result of decades of Democrat political oversight.

The majority of blacks imprisoned were arrested, tried, and convicted in courts in Democrat cities and states.

Democrats created the problem of generational poverty. They created and defended the system that traps people in it. Democrats destroyed every educational opportunity and block every effort to allow them to pursue charter or private schools to escape their trap. They then incarcerate them when the only path to upward mobility left to them is crime.

The thing oppressing black Americans is not white Americans. It is Democrats.

We don’t have a White Supremacy problem; we have a Democrat Supremacy Problem.

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Normalization Continues: Colorado Board Rebrands the Term “Sex Offender”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 13:00 +0000

The uppity-ups on the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board had a problem to solve. Some folks claim the label sex offender, in reference to people who commit sex crimes, negatively impacts the ability to rehabilitate them.


The Sex Offender Management Board of the State of Colorado has voted to rebrand the term “sex offender,” replacing it with the euphemistic phrase, “adults who commit sexual offenses.”


The watering down continues.


This official decision to change the language that is used to denote sex offenders comes just days after a national controversy erupted in response to assistant professor Allyn Walker of Old Dominion University publicly advocating for pedophiles to instead be referred to as “minor attracted persons” in an attempt to destigmatize pedophilia. Walker has since been put on administrative leave by Old Dominion University following widespread backlash.


We covered the Allyn Walker story yesterday, and while the academy is pretending to care about what other people think, in the end, this is a goal of the machine. Normalizing pedophilia is on the Left’s bucket list and has been for years. But the general public is not prepared for that leap just yet.

Walker got ahead of the narrative, but he’s not the only one, and storms announce themselves with the slightest breeze.

The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board’s decision has limited scope, even in Colorado. Still, it sets the tone for the next assault on Women’s rights and privacy in that state, as well as the normalization of pedophilia.

The term sex-offender has been put on notice.

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The Left’s “If Rittenhouse was Black” Narrative Just got Wrecked!

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 11:30 +0000

Kyle Rittenhouse was set free, and the left couldn’t handle the truth. Self-defense is a natural right, even when a white guy shoots white guys in its exercise. They create what-ifs, like what if Kyle was black? Okay, what if he was a black man named Andrew who shot and killed a cop?


VERO BEACH – A Gifford man who claimed he was defending himself and his girlfriend when he fired shots at deputies during an early-morning raid in 2017 was acquitted Friday of charges that carried a life prison term.


Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Coffee IV was found  “not guilty of second-degree felony murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer by discharging a firearm and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.”

A black man was acquitted of crimes after shooting a police officer in self-defense. That’s not exactly what was supposed to happen.

Sadly, while he avoided life in prison, AJ is a felon in illegal possession of a firearm, so he’s going back to jail for violating his parole. His residence also contained several drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.

I’m sure, in the minds of the left, any incarceration will justify their late’s diatribe despite the jury wrecking their self-defense narrative, but it doesn’t hold water.

A black man shot and killed a cop during a police raid on his residence, and he was acquitted because he was defending himself.




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Democrat Bill Would Ban Open Carry In New Hampshire

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2021-11-21 03:00 +0000

No person shall openly carry or display a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver, firearm, or other deadly weapon whether licensed or unlicensed, while participating in, affiliated with, or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession, picket line, march, rally, vigil, or demonstration or other event organized or held for political, religious, or other First Amendment related purpose...”

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Rep. Nicole Klein Knight’s (At Best) Appalling Ignorance

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 02:30 +0000

As a preliminary matter, I am aware that Rep. Nicole’s tweet appeared in a post by another author regarding her and other NH-Democrats’ reactions to the Rittenhouse verdict. But I think it is worth taking a deeper look at Rep. Nicole’s tweet.


To begin with, it appears that Rep. Nicole may not have even watched any of the trial. The three men shot in self-defense by Kyle Rittenhouse were all white.

The tweet that Rep. Nicole retweeted and commented on links to a piece in the hard-left HuffPost. The HuffPost piece omits … obviously deliberately … that the three men were white in order to create the false impression that racial animus was present:

Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests that erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

Perhaps Rep. Nicole’s “understanding” of what transpired is based only on what she read in the HuffPost and read/saw in other hard-left media?

I watched parts the trial. Here is what the UNDISPUTED FACTS were:

The first man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse was Rosenbaum. Previously, Rosenbaum had threatened to kill Kyle with a chain that Rosenbaum was wielding. Later, when Kyle was on his way to extinguish a fire in a car lot, he was ambushed and cornered by Rosenbaum, who attempted to seize Kyle’s rifle. Kyle then shot Rosenbaum in self-defense.

After shooting Rosenbaum in self-defense, Kyle was pursued by a mob howling for his death, and knocked to the ground and attacked. Kyle shot Huber who was smashing Kyle’s head with a skateboard, and Grosskreutz, who pointed a handgun that he was illegally carrying, at Kyle.

At no point was Kyle ever the aggressor. Every action he took was defensive. Had he not taken these actions, he likely would have been killed or suffered life-threatening damages.

Before comparing these UNDISPUTED FACTS to the HuffPost piece that apparently informs Rep Nicole, a little background on the three men shot.

Rosenbaum was a convicted pedophile. Huber was convicted in a felony strangulation case. And Grosskreutz was illegally carrying the handgun that he pointed at Kyle.

And now let’s look at the “facts” presented by HuffPost:

“Rittenhouse first shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, who was unarmed but chasing Rittenhouse during a confrontation, video played at the trial showed.” As noted above, it was undisputed that the pedophile had previously threatened to kill Kyle with a chain, and was attempting to seize Kyle’s AR-15.

Several people attempted to stop Rittenhouse, who testified he was running to find police. Anthony Huber, 26, hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard in an attempt to stop him. Rittenhouse fired his gun, shooting Huber once in the chest and killing him. As noted above, the mob chasing Kyle was howling for his death and felon Huber did not just “hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard” he was hitting him in the head, which could have killed him or given him brain damage.

Rittenhouse also shot paramedic Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded. Grosskreutz was also armed with a gun, but he testified that his arms were raised in surrender when Rittenhouse shot him. This goes beyond omission to outright lie. Grosskreutz, who was ILLEGALLY carrying the gun, testified that Kyle did not shoot him until he pointed his gun at Kyle. Again, Grosskreutz’s OWN TESTIMONY was that he pointed his gun at Kyle.

At best, Rep. Nicole is appallingly ignorant.

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House (test only) Gold Standard – January 01, 2015

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2021-11-21 02:14 +0000

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“…How California Teachers Recruit Kids Into LGBTQ Clubs”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-21 01:00 +0000

Education Conference: “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities. “

Moral of the article?  Teachers hate Parents. They hate what you stand for, they hate your concerns, they hate what you believe – and they believe your kids belong to them.

Just one more example of a decades-old trend among teachers – and now they are no longer hiding it. Go ahead Teachers, change my mind. I’m not going to put the whole thing up but here are the “best of the worst.” Reformatted, emphasis mine:

A leaked audio recording revealed California teachers mocking parents over concerns about homosexual and transgender indoctrination at school, said a source who attended a recent teachers union conference in Palm Springs.

The recording, obtained by The Epoch Times, captured two seventh-grade teachers, Kelly Baraki and Lori Caldeira from Buena Vista Middle School in Salinas, Calif., telling other teachers how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs, also known as “Gay-Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs, at school.

“Rebecca  Murphy” attended the California Teachers Association (CTA) conference in late October. She told The Epoch Times the teachers “mocked” parents for their concerns, and suggested they know better than parents about what’s best for their children.

“They laughed at the parents,” Murphy said.

Kelly Baraki:

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Lori Caldeira:

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As of this writing, they are still listed as staff on the Spreckels District roster.

Or could the title have been “Teachers abusing children to further their Ideology“? Seems to fit – and it is clear that Teachers are “grooming” their students as in “how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs” just like Steve pointed out; it’s the normalization of what used to be considered deviancy.  What else could the next thing be that Teachers may be pushing after homosexuality and Transgenderism?

This is the Age in sexualizing minor children – which is exactly what Teachers are doing even as Parents are trying to keep their children as innocent as possible. Who should have the upper hand in this, and who is actively MAKING it their upper hand? Is this a Proper Role of Government?

School Boards are going all in as well else they’d be shutting it down. How many Districts have adopted the NHSBA’s Policy JBAB here in NH, that essentially is pushing Transgenderism (or at least, turning each District upside in support of it), they’re all in as well. To the point of throwing away your childrens’ Constitutional Rights and calling YOU Domestic Terrorists if you object.  Or a Bigot. Or homophobe / transphobe / misogynist / child abuser.

Mocking and laughing is the epitome of ridicule – they don’t respect you, Parents. Not one bit.   We see this is School District after School District. Why else do School Boards “Silence” and why do Democrats as a Party do the same when their largest Unionized donor base (er, Teachers Unions).  Even a Republican here in NH – NH Governor Chris Sununu – took a shot at someone who is on the side of Parents – his own NH Dept of Ed Commissioner Frank Edelblut when he spoke at the Government Integrity Project’s “Empower Parents” conference.

Sidenote: hey Republican Parents, remember this in November – Sununu, by his own words:

“Given this fringe group’s history and support of anti-government actions, the Commissioner’s decision to attend in his official capacity was inappropriate. He has given me his assurances that he will use better discretion going forward.”

Better Discretion? That would translate to “I’m running to retire Chris Sununu; he doesn’t think Parents are needed either.” Edelblut spoke to empower YOU; Sununu sounds like Ray Buckley in flacking for Teachers Unions.

Back to the piece – and this is what is so important that Sununu either misses – or willfully is ignoring:

However, according to Murphy, the purpose of conference in Palm Springs appeared to be about teachers showing other teachers how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and conceal activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation from them. The three classes Murphy attended were designed to recruit middle school students to GSA clubs, she said. “The overarching theme of the classes that I attended were California Teachers instructing other teachers on how to sneak in the LGBTQ+ curriculum in a manner that does not alert parents,” Murphy said.

So, Parents, do your schools have such “Ally” groups?  How many of those groups promote Christian or Jewish affinity school clubs?  Zero, I bet – teachers are swinging in only one direction and it isn’t Christian values (or even respecting those that hold to such). Why else is SAU16 Exeter School District essentially that freshman football player a bigot by totally favoring the unconstitutionallity of violating his Free Speech rights.

And Teachers are figuring out ALL the angles to accomplish THEIR Morality imperatives and not leaving a trail that Parents can go “THAT’S WRONG!”

Caldeira and Baraki led a workshop called “How we run a ‘GSA’ in Conservative Communities,” and they described the obstacles they faced as activist teachers in concealing the activities of these clubs from parents.  In the audio clip, Caldeira advised teachers who lead LGBTQ clubs to maintain an air of plausible deniability so they can play dumb if they are questioned by parents.

“Because we are not official, we have no club rosters. We keep no records,” said Caldeira, who is also an LGBTQ club leader. “In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset.”

And keeping their hands clean at the same time. Exactly like how Policy JBAB outlines how District staffs can lie to Parents by both omission and commission.

Baraki backed up Caldeira’s advice, suggesting activist teachers to disguise the nature of GSA clubs by calling them something less obvious. Baraki provided an example of this deception, pointing out she avoided naming her LGBTQ club a GSA. Instead, she called it the “Equity Club” and later changed the name to the “You Be You” club. The teachers bragged about spying on students’ online searches and activity as well as eavesdropping on their conversations to identify and recruit sixth-grade students into these LGBTQ clubs whose membership rolls are kept hidden from parents.

Spying on their students to groom them for their clubs – is this getting into “fetish” territory?  That being indoctrinating the kids sexually or the feeling they’ve put another one over Parents? Or a two-fer?

They suggested that parents who refuse to call their child by pronouns of the child’s choosing should be arrested and charged with child abuse, Murphy said.

And we’re back to Lenin on having the children on this part:

Caldeira also spoke about how she controls morning announcements at the school. “That’s another type of strategy I can give you,” she said. “I’m the one who controls the messaging. Everybody says, ‘Oh, Ms. Caldeira, you’re so sweet, you volunteered to do that.’ Of course, I’m so sweet that I volunteered to do that, because then I control the information that goes out. And, for the first time this year, students have been allowed to put openly LGBT content into our morning announcement slides.”

The District took notice and has put some “obstacles” in place but will it be enough?  Probably not; teachers hate Parents so much they’ll figure out something else. And those obstacles may only be for legal purposes because I’m betting some parents are going to sue.

The takeaway for me is:

  • Help form a charter school
  • Start putting in a LOT of Right to Know / Freedom of Information Act demands.
  • Go with your child to these clubs
  • Sit in your child’s classroom(s).

This is just another in a long series of articles that show that the Teachers believe your kids are theirs to do with as THEY want – stay out of the way, Parents!


(H/T: The Epoch Times)


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Where Gov. Chris Sununu Picks a Fight with His Republican Base

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-20 23:30 +0000

It’s bad enough that the Democrats aren’t liking Chris Sununu all that much  – and the closer the election this time, the less they will. But now he is REALLY out of step with the Republican County Committee.

Aren’t his poll numbers dropping fast enough as it is?  Just goes to show that he’s not as good of a politician as his Dad.

Seven of the state’s ten Republican County Committees have approved two Resolutions. Calling a special session of the legislature to oppose vaccine mandates, and Investigating the arrests at the second NH Executive Council meeting (including that of Therese Grinnell who was arrested for saying “Amen” while quietly sitting in her seat at the meeting).

So a MAJORITY of the Counties have now approved these resolutions (e.g., Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Merrimack, Strafford, Sullivan and I hear that more are coming – except for Rockingham County for obvious reasons – Sununu lives there).

So while I did use the NH GOP logo as the “Featured Image” above, I really wanted to use this one but in the larger form to send a message:


Yep, another little birdie sent me this – it’s going all over Facebook right now (which I haven’t been a part of for a while now). Ridicule.  Perfect.

A single AMEN lead to an arrest. Maybe a single AMEN will lead to something else.

Tone-deaf? Out of Touch? Or back to the mode of absolute Leader as if he’s re-invoked “Public Health Trumps ALL” except now it’s “controlling the Narrative for a fourth term.”

Sure, the NeverTrumper NH Journal (H/T for the image) is flacking for him with “nice” polling:



However, the little birdie whispered in my ear that all of his talk about not wanting to be 1 of 100 Senators but being an “executive and getting things done” might be cover for some internal polls that suggest Sununu would lose to Maggie Hassan even if a Red Wave happens.

I have no idea – his office ain’t sharing much with GraniteGrok anymore – but I wouldn’t be surprised at this rumor. After all, I DID get two separate accounts of Sununu going bananas at a meeting about how all this talk about Voter Fraud and Vaccine Mandates HAS TO STOP.

A meeting with some of the Chairs whose Committee voted for the Resolutions.

Way to win friends and influence people, Chris!

Remember, politics is often ALL about the little slights, perceived or real. That was real and wasn’t little if what I was told was real (and given my sources, I believe them). When I hear that, I also heard, in my head, that phrase “lifting a finger to help” swirling around in my sometimes vacuum-filled mind.

So is that future foretold?

I remember “all the help” that Joe Kenney got from the NH GOP when he defeated the NH GOP’s Anointed One (who shall remain anonymous for now) and ran for Governor. Diss the base and what happens???

NH Chair Steve Stepanek must be pulling his hair out right about now – just not sure over which side of this.

If those two resolutions are getting under your skin, we’re happy to oblige. But think of this, Chris, how good of a look is it when a majority of Republicans in the base that are SUFFICIENTLY ACTIVE that they participate in the NH GOP Committees.

And those two resolutions are passing by wide margins in those counties (almost unanimously) – even in Merrimack County where Committee Chair Scott Maltzie is refusing to sign the Resolution as mandated by the 25-3 vote (or thereabouts). And that’s AFTER he had Andrew Georgevits (Chair, Concord City Committee) show up to help squash this – to no avail.

So, what level of retaliation is about to happen?  Well, it seems that the NH GOP has either chosen a side or is being forced to do this. From yet ANOTHER little birdie

Sidenote: with all these little birdies coming to roost a bit on the Grok logo, does it mean that sides REALLY ARE being chosen? I haven’t had this much inbound traffic of this type in a while.  You read, folks, and you decide.

I got this NH GOP email forwarded to me unsolicited (you know, like the unsolicited texts of Marylyn Todd and hubby Albert but not “aimed” at me).  CYA and PR disaster prevention now in play?  A fisking:

From: Info NH.GOP <>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 3:04 PM
To: Info NH.GOP <>
Subject: Notice to NHGOP State Committee Members

Members of the State Committee and Executive Committee,
Many of your committees are hearing from individuals that were arrested at the October 13th, 2021 Executive Council meeting.

Terese Grinnell and Frank Staples were the major cause of disruption at the preceding September 29th, 2021 Executive Council meeting. A clear video of their disruption, taking over the room, can be found here:

And here:

And also here is WMUR Coverage of the September 29th meeting:

Like most Republicans will take reporting from WMUR with anything but laughter?

C’mon man, you REALLY think that Republicans take the Left and Leftier moving WMUR as an “unbiased source”? I know that I watch it for only the weather – and even then, seems to be more accurate lately.

These outbursts led to the postponement of the meeting – a meeting in which the Executive Council was poised to vote the way Ms. Grinnell and other protestors wanted them to vote.

These same agitators came to the October 13th, 2021 Executive Council meeting as well and, despite their claims, they disrupted the meeting as well, including shouting and yelling during official government proceedings in an attempt to stop the Council from having a vote.

Hmm, I wonder if it is also a shot against GraniteGrok as well, since I posted the video from the Belknap County Republican Meeting. Frankly, they are missing the point.

Here is a video from October 13th, recorded by a protester in attendance, showing multiple disruptions by the crowd and warnings regarding the disruptions. All in the crowd are informed several times if they continue to disrupt the meeting process they will be asked to leave. The full, unedited, video is here:

When left-wing agitators storm meetings of the government, operate sit-ins, and protest outside elected official’s homes, conservatives rightly and justifiably condemn those acts.

That would be Absolute Defense.  And as I pointed out at the time, they had the legal right to be able to do such protests PROVIDED that they stayed on public property. And that the town did not have the POWER to pass an ordinance to stop them as there is no NH State Statute giving them the power to “make stuff up”.

That was akin to colleges and their “free speech zones” in which “protesters” had to acquire prior permission and could only try to “table their pamphlets” during certain days and times – far away from where most students passed by.

These individuals are not Republicans; they are radical agitators that have stormed meetings of the government, disrupted government proceedings by using radical tactics, and they have protested for over a year outside of the Governor’s family home and have recently begun doing drive-by protests by Majority Leader Osborne’s house.

This is not Republicanism. This is not conservative.

When ALL of the NH GOP affiliated elected Representatives vote more in line with the Party Platform (and I have the scores to prove my point) than some Democrats, that line can ring true. When ALL of the NH GOP affiliated elected Representatives vote AS Conservatives (and Jeb Bradley is the quintessential example of mucking around and making NH free markets beholden to the Government) then we’ll talk.

AND WHEN THE REPUBLICAN AFFILIATED GOVERNOR starts to say “The CONSTITUTION trumps all” and ACTS that way, then we’ll talk about what is Republicanism and what is conservative.  Why aren’t you demanding that Republicans BE Republicans instead of going after others? THAT’S your main problem – hypocrisy.  After all, The Tennessee Star picked up something that I had written at the very end of this post right after the NH GOP got wiped out after the 2018 elections:

If the NH Republican Party wants to win, and win Consistently, act like you believe in the Platform.  Speak like you do and at each and every turn.  Vote like you do at each and every opportunity.  And Legislate like there’s no tomorrow because two days ago was that “no more tomorrow” – and you blew it.

It’s another way to combine two of my favorite memes:

  • Consistency breeds Trust which yields Votes
  • Winning is only a precursor; what you do afterwards is more important

That was 3 years ago. Glad to see that you’ve ignored “common sense” political advice. Instead, you’re going to war to protect a single candidate.  Pick one – Party or a candidate.

To speak directly to the resolutions being voted on at our county and city committees. One Resolution calls on the Governor to call for a special session of the legislature to combat vaccine mandates, despite the fact that the legislature has the power to do so itself and has not to date.

It is beyond hypocritical to hear from the same people who have argued the governor has overstepped his bounds when dealing with COVID-19 who now want him to call upon the legislature to meet – presumably now in December before the legislature reconvenes as a whole in January.

This is pure deflection. If the Governor can call a special meeting, WHY are you intimating it isn’t part of his job? People are “seeking redress” and the Party is trying to guilt-trip the “elected base”? Or lecture them like some schoolmarm with a ruler in her hand looking for hands to spank?

Like I said above, how about doing that to your elected Representatives who DEMONSTRABLY are acting “UNRepublican” and UNconservative”????  Your outrage is false and your targets ill-chosen.

The legislature has been working on retained bills and proposed bills relating to the Federal Vaccine Mandate issued by President Biden. We do not have a legislative process in New Hampshire that facilitates reactionary tactics and policies – this is a good thing. We have legislation dealing with COVID Vaccine Mandates that have passed through committees and will be considered by the full House in early January.

Then why are so many Committees up in arms about this?  You have a problem; this is not dealing with it.

The Governor and the Attorney General have led the charge nationally against the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, as the resolutions suggest. We have seen wins in court on the matter and I believe we will continue to see victories in the judicial system to fight back against the Federal mandate. OSHA is not enforcing their mandate while the court has placed a stay on the mandate, so continuing to pursue these legal challenges is our best course of action.

And then sign documents, LEGAL documents, that give our State Sovereignty over to the Federal Government via Contract – the whole nub of this. Haven’t you been reading GraniteGrok lately?  Your “Attorney General” spouts that a legal document, duly and properly signed with “strings attached” language in it that CONTRACTUALLY obligates to do the Federal Government’s “guidance” and E.O.s is of no account?

Oh, yeah, we’re Domestic Terrorists according to the Federal Government so don’t listen to us.  Yet, when we endorsed Chris Ager for RNC Committeeman, the NH GOP listened.

The second resolution calls for an independent investigation into the October 13th arrests and clarification from the Executive Council as to the charges being brought against those arrested and the involvement of the Governor. This resolution is being pushed without all proper context evident in the videos above, with the claim from those in support that Ms. Grinnell’s only crime or disruption was saying a prayer before being arrested. Ms. Grinnell and the other agitators that were arrested will have their day in court (they are being arraigned today) and the State will have the opportunity to present evidence while the defendants will have the opportunity to defend themselves in the court of law.

I think it’s appropriate, now, to drop an AMEN – just like on the image above.

We believe in our criminal justice system and our law enforcement in New Hampshire as Republicans should. Everyone arrested at the October 13th Executive Council meeting will have their day in court and sunlight will be applied to the process just as any other criminal proceeding would have; calls for independent investigations before the criminal justice system can fully execute their own process are premature, and coddling conspiracy theories by calling for an investigation of the Governor’s involvement is unbecoming of any serious organization.

I dryly note that not a single mention that many think that these were due for political reasons – can’t allow Baby Huey look bad as yet another election is coming up – and at the time, it was widely believed for US Senate. Can’t have any political bad mud flying or bad optics placed in front of voters, right?

Several county committees have passed these resolutions within the last week and I wanted to reach out with some more facts and context that are being presented at the meetings for any future county going forward. You may vehemently disagree with me; that is your right. I wanted to ensure the State Committee Members had all the context, and not just selective outrage from a few agitators, before deciding on how to vote.

So, now ALL of the Committee members are now AGITATORS?  If you are SO SURE of what you’re doing, name the names. Go ahead – here’s all the names of the NH GOP Executive Committee  hierarchy here:

  • Chairman Stephen Stepanek
  • Vice Chairman Pam Tucker
  • National Committeewoman Juliana Bergeron
  • National Committeeman Chris Ager
  • Treasurer Alan Glassman
  • Assistant Treasurer  Jim MacEachern
  • Secretary  Jane Lane
  • Assistant Secretary   Elliot Gault
  • Assistant to the Chair on Town Committees Kate Day
  • Area 1 Vice Chair: Vacant
  • Area 2 Vice Chair Tanya Donnelly
  • Area 3 Vice Chair Ray Chadwick
  • Area 4 Vice Chair Marilyn Huston
  • Area 5 Vice Chair Jade Wood
  • Belknap County Chair  Norman Silber
  • Carroll County Chair  Wendy Richardson
  • Cheshire County Chair  Richard Merkt
  • Coös County Chair Eli Clemmer
  • Grafton County Chair Bruce Perlo
  • Hillsborough County Chair Chris Ager
  • Merrimack County Chair  Scott Maltzie
  • Rockingham County Chair Jason Grosky
  • Strafford County Chair Seamus Casey
  • Sullivan County Chair Michael Aron
  • Concord City Chair Andrew Georgevits
  • Manchester City Chair William Infantine
  • Nashua City Chair Chris Buda
  • Derry Town Chair Jim MacEachern
  • NH Federation of Republican Women President Elizabeth Girard
  • Young Republican Chair Joseph Alexander
  • College Republican Chair Matt Denaro
  • Governor Chris Sununu
  • Executive Council  Janet Stevens NH Senate Republican President Chuck Morse
  • NH House Republican Speaker Sherm Packard
  • Executive Director Joe Sweeney
  • Finance Director DJ Burke
  • Press Secretary Maya Harvey

Unity as Republicans does not mean unity behind a singular candidate, but unity behind our values and ideals. We believe in the system of law; we believe in the governing process and peaceful protests. The protests at Executive Council meetings, the Governor’s House, and the Majority Leader’s House have been far from peaceful. An angry mob took over a press conference held by House Republicans against vaccine mandates in September.

Our best way to fight back against the Federal Vaccine Mandates, beyond the lawsuits the Governor and Attorney General have already pursued, is to send Republicans to the U.S. House and Senate from New Hampshire next year who can fight back against Joe Biden and the Democrat mandates.

– Team NHGOP

Really, TEAM? So who was the impetus behind this email? Who WROTE this email?  Stepanek? Sweeney? Gault?  Baby Huey himself?  Papa Smurf (Sununu Sr)? Glassman? Or someone else?  Or a combo?  HOW DARE YOU not have the cojones to put your name to to?  And given that you’re now fighting with a majority of the County Committee (Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Merrimack, Strafford, Sullivan plus some smaller groups such as the Mt Washington Valley Republicans, Tri-County in Alton (Carrol Strafford, Belknap)), how can you say TEAM?

Such a bastardized term “UNITY” has become. Like I said earlier when the GOPe (GOP Establishment) starts to act, speak, vote, legislate as if they mean it, this is nothing other than:

UNITY is what WE say it is – stop being children as WE decide what is UNITY or not, not you “agitators”.

Screw that. GRANITEGROK is more Republican than the vast majority of that GOPe.  Go ahead, I’ll match you point for point.  And we make it clear multiple times EVERY DAY.

And this is one of them.  You’re being bullies instead of asking “WHY are you doing this”?  Once again, we see the Aristocracy belittling the base because “Wrong Think.”


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DISQUS Shows Its Leftism – Comments are Getting Blocked for Moderation for NO Apparent Reason

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-20 22:00 +0000

This is getting well past Stupid.

For a few months now, Commenters on our posts have been complaining that WE (or me) have been moderating their comments left on various posts that we put up.  These fall into two categories:

  1. You’ve used a “naughty word” as decided upon by DISQUS.  Even common parlance four-letter words and, lately, “words” like #FJB or phrases (“Let’s Go Brandon”) as if some SJW snit in their underground “fact-checker” cave decided to silence you.
  2. For no apparent reason at all.  Full Stupid.

The first one I can understand – and to some degree (a slight one) we agree as I’ve always said that we are an Adult Theme But Kid Friendly site. Yes, I can be a bit of a prude but them’s the Rules.  Yes, I’ve heard some of you in real life while you “created a speech comment” but that’s fine with me. How you speak for real is “you” and in real life, I’m not going to say anything. Here, it’s a bit different.  Spammers get the permanent boot as well (and I thank you all for “flagging” such comments – I don’t have to go hunting for them).

The SECOND one, however, is driving me absolutely nuts – and from the emails and comments, we’re getting, you too!

There ARE times when someone has gone over the Trollish line and they get banned. I’m not going to allow anti-semitic language here and ESPECIALLY comments vowing or threatening violence (and that includes the old joke of “what do you think of a 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea?  A good start”).

However, there are a lot of comments that are starting to end up in DISQUS Moderation’s “time-out” (called PENDING) that I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY ARE THERE!!!!  I look at one and go “ok, what’s ‘hidden’ in there that I’m not seeing?” and then I look again, and that irate look on MY face starts to show up.

I read it s-l-o-w-l-y in trying to figure out what is it that DISQUS is seeing that I’m not.  Lately, the conclusion is that some DISQUS “comment checker” is bored and just wishes to waste my time and rile me up.

For example, I “approved” 11 comments yesterday because there was absolutely nothing wrong with them. It’s starting to really drive me nuts!  No, not you folks – DISQUS as there’s absolutely no need for this.  However, I’m hearing that it isn’t just on GraniteGrok that this “activity” is happening – other sites are reporting this as well. Even ‘Grok commenters have said that this is happening to them elsewhere.

So, this is where I get to apologize for this inanity. IF you know that you’ve left a comment somewhere on GraniteGrok and it doesn’t show up or that you’ve received a Moderation email from DISQUS, email me at  I’ll try to get to it as soon as I can and rectify it (I may have to “slightly” edit it if its a “naughty word”) and then Approve it.

Also, time for a H/T (“Hat Tip”)! Moderating comments has been taking up more and MORE time. Several hours a day, in fact – one reason why I haven’t been posting at much.

It’s a rather good thing – our page traffic is going up and more of you are commenting – a lot more! I am thrilled that I am seeing “DISQUS handles” / names on comments that I’ve never seen before – many thanks for spending some time with GraniteGrok!

Unlike a lot of sites now, my aim is to keep the Comment Sections open. I actually have a great time watching where the conversations go and it’s fun to really see (and emphasis in REALLY!) how smart you folks are – I believe the comments are just as interesting and amusing as our Groksters’ posts are.

With all that said, please leave a comment for “Katie” – one of our readers that stepped up and offered to be our “first line” moderator.

The VAST majority of our comments are great, clean, and are no problem (moderation wise) at all. But some do come through that need to be dealt with. Katie will be looking for those, amidst the mountains of good comments, and then sending them to me to handle.  A thankless job but I thank her for doing so.

So, like all the rest of us here at GraniteGrok, she’s become our newest volunteer. Once in a while, please leave a comment for her so she’ll know she’s looking out for you!  We ran a test of our “system” yesterday so we should be good to go!

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