The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

Most of America is Experiencing Below Normal Temperatures in May

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 20:00 +0000

After two hot days, New England has begun to move back to where most of the nation was this weekend (featured image above). While we were experiencing some sweltering temps, most Americans were well below normal as in cool or downright cold.

This is the 2m temperature anomaly (2MT) for the US yesterday. Hot on the eastern seaboard, cold everywhere else.



The difference reflects the day’s forecast compared to a 22-year mean for the same day. In other words, the rest of America was colder than the average temperature on the day for the past 22 years.

Today, it looks like this.


This is because of Climate change, naturally – and I mean that literally. Free from human influence, the climate changes, has, and always will. The Cult can do nothing that will make a difference, which is the fatal flaw in their plan.

Saying others are to blame for something not one of them has accurately predicted is one thing. Some people want to be fooled. But insisting that these same people can change the thing they can’t predict with enough money and power is just hubris.

The goal is not a better world. It is one that is better for them at the expense of all others. They are the robber barons and corporate cronies they claim to decry, armed with the power to make law and a police state to stick the landing.

It is authoritarianism masked as moral superiority. Tyranny cloaked as dogoodery. A global confidence scam where everyone not in power is a mark.

And they’ve been at it for about 40 years.

And they still have yet to get a single thing right.



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How Governor Sununu Could Be Contributing to Children Committing Suicide

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 18:00 +0000

I don’t believe Governor Sununu wants any child to be harmed, but he might be contributing to the possibility of a child committing suicide based on his refusal to sign the Parental Rights Legislation (HB1431).

We already have evidence of a lawsuit from a father in Florida charging his local school for offering his daughter “gender” counseling without his knowledge or consent. The horrific part of this is, his daughter tried to commit suicide TWICE thanks to school officials hiding information from parents.

Am I surprised by what happened in Florida? Absolutely not. I’ve been a strong voice against turning our schools into mental health facilities. As you can see from this example, they do a lousy job. Not only do they do a lousy job, they can be a danger to your child.

According to this report:

A Florida father said Thursday his daughter attempted suicide twice after her school encouraged others to call her a boy and gave her a new name, while not notifying the parents about meetings discussing her gender identity.

A similar incident happened in the Manchester New Hampshire schools recently. This resulted in a parent suing the Manchester School District for hiding information about their child who was using the opposite gender name in school. Manchester was following the model policy developed by The New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA) that included a provision on hiding this information from parents. The policy is JBAB, and has been adopted in many schools throughout New Hampshire.

Essentially the NHSBA promoted a policy that included a provision for school teachers and officials to lie to parents about their children. After years of standing by this policy, the NHSBA recently quietly removed their support for policy JBAB. Maybe because it’s come under fire from parents, and is now the reason for lawsuits in three school districts.

The Parental Rights (HB1431) proposed legislation would require schools to report information to parents under certain circumstances:

The right [of parents] to be notified promptly when any school board, school district, school administrative unit, school administrator, or other school employee initiates, investigates, or finds the need for any action by school authorities relating to the student pursuant to school policies governing student conduct, truancy, dress code violations, sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, behavior management and intervention, substance use, suicide prevention, gender expression or identity, disability accommodation, and special meal prescription.”

Here is the final version agreed to by the Senate and House.

Parents would be notified if someone within the school initiates, investigates or finds the need for any action by school authorities relating to the student pursuant to school policies governing ……gender expression or identity. This appears to be the hurdle that Governor Sununu can’t seem to jump over. They’d rather school officials, who are not educated or clinically trained to deal with this issue, hide information from parents.  Now we know how dangerous that can be to a child.

As you can see from the case in Florida, the uneducated and trained school officials now think they can help children transition their gender, and offer them some kind of counseling. One might think, but this is malpractice!!!  Well, you wouldn’t be alone in your thoughts.

These people are not educated, nor do they have any clinical training in the field of child psychology, and as we can see from the example in Florida, these school officials became a serious danger to this child.

Governor Sununu seems ok with school officials having this information on children but not parents. That is a deliberate attempt to put the State between the child and parent. At the minimum, parents deserve some kind of due process before you replace the parents with the State.

The parent in Manchester was in a similar situation. You can read the court case yourself. I would certainly categorize this situation as one that could have escalated to a point where this child could have been put in an equally dangerous situation. Fortunately, the parent stumbled upon the information about their child, and has since found educated and professionally trained experts to help their child.

That’s what loving and caring parents do, they pick up the mess that some of these school personnel have created.

In the case in Florida, the father did not learn about what was going on in the school with his daughter until she tried to commit suicide for the SECOND TIME. The teachers didn’t trust this information with the Catholic parents, but as we can see now, school personnel were the ones who put this child in danger.

Is this what Governor Sununu wants for our children? I don’t believe so, but will it take some outrageous act like this to wake him up?

Manchester dodged a bullet, and it could have been much worse. This parent told me directly that no matter what, they would love that child unconditionally. However, in this case, there were other mental health issues that needed to be addressed. School officials, by hiding information from parents, didn’t allow the parents to know the details. By not knowing the details, they were not able to help their child early on. Manchester put this child in danger based on the model policy put forth by the NHSBA.

So the argument goes, should school officials “out” transgender children? Well I didn’t realize that public schools were supposed to be an organization that hid information from parents. Since when did this happen? How about kids who bomb a test, should the school hide that information too?

If a parent is a danger to a child, that needs to be handled by the court system. There is no due process if you believe that all parents are bad and a danger to their child. But that’s exactly what Governor Sununu and opponents of this legislation are saying. They are saying sensitive information should be hidden from parents.

If teachers receive due process, there is no reason to deny that to parents. Parents are not guilty until proven innocent.

Why is Governor Sununu declaring war on good parents? The people spoke, and there is no good reason to veto this legislation.

Call the Governor NOW and ask him to SIGN HB1431! Support parental rights in New Hampshire.



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How Can a Student Combine Study and Work?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 16:44 +0000

There are many reasons why students start thinking about working while studying. Among them is the opportunity to earn extra money, form a financial safety cushion, or realize their ambitions.

In our article, we will tell you about how students can succeed in both work and study.

Make a convenient schedule 

To maintain a work-study balance, think about time management. The most important thing in this matter is to make a proper study schedule and choose the best work schedule.

Choose the most convenient service to do your business, including the Notes app on your smartphone. If you are not a fan of the electronic method of planning, get a planner or personal diary, where you can write down all your things by hand, and you can be sure that they will not go anywhere.

Record all tasks and to-dos as soon as you have them. Whether it’s your planner, day planner, or notes on your phone. Very often we can forget about some important things just because we didn’t write them down in time.

Your daily planning should include not only work and academic tasks, but also well-deserved time off. Make time for rest and personal growth. You can create a rule for yourself, according to which at a certain time of day and on a particular day of the week you cannot respond to any work calls, or messages and do not perform tasks on your studies. If you don’t know how to plan and don’t do it, you’ll probably have to think about someone who can write my essays online, because usually people who don’t plan always have time problems.

Explore part-time jobs on campus 

The task of combining study and work with the help of saved time will be simplified by all kinds of internships and jobs on the territory of your university. If there is such an opportunity, take advantage of it and respond to the jobs you like. That way you will spend more time doing the things you need to do and less time getting to work, especially if you live on campus. This gives you a better understanding of your school’s work system and structure.

Make useful contacts

Students need to develop networking skills that can come in handy for a variety of life challenges. By making useful contacts and expanding your social circle, you gain new knowledge and opportunities, share experiences with others, and save your resources. New work contacts and business relationships can help you understand issues in which you’re not yet an expert or help you get clarification on specific issues related to your work.

The experience of your colleagues and other professionals will enable you to avoid your own mistakes and make the right decisions in the future. Useful networking within the university – whether with staff or students like yourself – can help you live your college life to the fullest without wasting time, energy, or effort. Other students can tell you about their experiences in combining study and work, and university staff can help with academic tasks and, most importantly, guide you.

Use theoretical knowledge in practice  

It will not be difficult to combine study and work if this work is related to your specialty and future profession. many can combine them due to the fact that most of the theoretical material of the university is consolidated in practice.

Thus they spend less time preparing for tests and exams than their classmates while getting better results because they were able to apply their knowledge in practice. Working in the same field in which you are getting an education will save you time in the learning process, and it will contribute to the development of your professional qualities in the future.

Focus on what really matters 

Your life is not just about trying to get everything done all at once. Take at least 15 minutes every day just for yourself, turning off all notifications on your phone and forgetting for a while about all business to be alone with your thoughts, listen to yourself, and understand what you want. Various breathing practices, meditations, and physical activity can help you.

Don’t dive headfirst into work

Since students first learned about distance learning in 2020, the topic of combining study and work has become even more relevant, as the study schedule has become more flexible and free. This allowed students to take jobs where one of the requirements would be being in an office or any other workplace at all times. However, in such cases, there is a risk of getting caught up in the work and forgetting all about your responsibilities as a student.

Even though work may seem insanely interesting and time-consuming, it is important to study every day and not forget that you are, first and foremost, a student.

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Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 16:00 +0000

Note: B”H one of my essays will be ready this week.  Been busy caring for sick family… plus I have to get the garden bed ready and planted in the next couple of days, plus some 5-gallon buckets of potatoes started too.  And then, of course, there’s work.



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

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought

2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes

3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter (and Part II and Part III) can often be hidden inside humor.  And I’m working on Thought Splinters IV among a couple of other essays which, hopefully, will be done within a week.  Not like I have nothing else to do.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

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








My favorite for the best of the lot.  Why?  Because, like the Darwin awards, stupid should be costly.  That’s why, for example, if the lipid nanoparticles go for the ovaries and (I’ve read somewhere) testes, and it ends up sterilizing the 5-11 set, I have surprisingly little sympathy for the parents whose genetic lines may have now been snuffed even before their kids get through puberty.  Because while I do sympathize with the kids who have, like many, a crisis of trust – too much trust – in “the system”… the parents, being this f*cking stupid, deserve this.  The data were there.  The warning signs were there.



And yet, they trusted the science.  As though it were a golden calf.



And highlighting this one as a PSA:


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SURPRISE: Teachers and Administrators in NH are Not Happy About What’s Going on In Public Schools

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 14:00 +0000

There is this assumption that all teachers and administrators approve of some of the shenanigans happening in their public schools. Some might be surprised that this isn’t the case. Teachers are parents too. They see what is happening where they work and where their children attend school, and many do not like it.

As a parental rights advocate, some of the school personnel cannot reveal information publicly because they know the backlash they will face, and it will be brutal. Whether it be the union heads or even the administrators, those working in the schools will never expose their identity. Anyone reading this article should know that when someone employed by a local school contacts me, I keep their identity confidential.

There are times when they need legal assistance or advice, I can sometimes provide that. So anyone who claims they are standing up for public education but stands against parents, knows that there are teachers and other school personnel who rely on parental rights advocates to speak up and expose the truth.

There are times when I file a Right-to-Know-Request with a local school district because of the inside information that has been shared with me. I would have no way of knowing about this if it weren’t for someone working in the district sending me information that they are bothered by.

So the next time you read information that I am exposing, it may be coming directly from someone working inside a public school in New Hampshire. We have some amazing teachers working in the schools who want better for all of our children. To those school personnel, I thank you.

For anyone working in the schools who have no voice, feel free to contact me anytime. We can talk and figure out how YOU want to deal with the situation or information you are bothered by.

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AOC Engaged to Marry a Racist Systemic Supremacist Descendent of Slave-Owning Colonizers

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 12:00 +0000

Serial liar Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has announced that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts. Riley is a pasty ginger and card-carrying member of the misogynist patriarchy (he’s a white man!). A systemic racist descendent of European colonizers likely to suffer from low testosterone.


The study — Testosterone Administration Induces A Red Shift in Democrats — was published on November 14th, 2021 by Professor Paul Zak, the Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

“His research has made a substantial impact in explaining the variation in human social behaviors and has been cited by other scholars over 18,000 times placing in the top 0.3% of all scholars,” explains his professional biography.

Zak’s latest findings reveal a link between testosterone levels and political preference through analyzing 136 voting-age males throughout the 2012 election season.

“Our results demonstrate that testosterone induces a “red shift” among weakly-affiliated Democrats,” summarized the paper.


I think it’s safe to say that Riley votes Democrat and is therefore deficient in testosterone which is precisely the sort of man socialist women prefer. Centrally planning things demands compliance, or police powers must be invoked. If Riley doesn’t stay under the porch like a good boy, AOC might have to stage one of her classic public theatrical presentations. Pretending to cry for children “in cages” at the border. Fearing for her life during the ingress or protesters into a building she wasn’t in or near.

Pretending she wasn’t a privileged middle-class gal named Sandy who lived in a moderately upscale suburban neighborhood.

So are congratulations in order? I guess.

AOC follows in the footsteps of a fellow squad member Ilhan Omar who married a white devil of her own (Tim Mynett) after laundering campaign contributions through his consulting business for years.

I’ve no idea what Riley’s job is, but I feel confident without looking that he’s on AOC’s payroll in some capacity. The media says he was a web developer in College when they met, so maybe she can loan him out to soon-to-be-ex NH Senator Maggie Hassan. She’s had issues with network security in the past, and they all vote the same way, so maybe they can work something out.

And kidding aside, I hope they are perfect for each other and have a long and happy marriage, though precisely what that might look like, I have no idea, nor do I much care. It’s not any of my business unless taxpayer money starts (or has been) funneling through Riley and therefore back to Cortez, who has to run for re-election in her “new district.” NY-14 is now (mostly?) Westchester. Not that she has to worry. It’s a solidly blue district, so something borrowed and something blue.

I’m sure it will be typical of her station. They could have a few readings from the works of Marx and Engles. And it will be opulent and excessive in the shadow of hyper-inflation and general misery.

Tone-deaf, just like Sandy.



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Planned Parenthood Gets a Half-Million in Federal Grants, Shutters Six Facilities

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 10:00 +0000

On January 21,  the NH federal delegation announced a half-million-dollar federal “Title X Dire Need Grant” for Planned Parenthood Northern New England (PPNNE) which encompasses Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. On February 7, PPNNE announced the closure of their Newport, Vermont facility.

On May 13, they announced the closure of four more facilities in Vermont in Bennington, Hyde Park, Middlebury, and St. Albans, and a facility in Claremont, New Hampshire.

For an investment of $500,000, taxpayers got six closed Planned Parenthood facilities. That is $83,333 per closed facility.

PPNNE has been without a CEO since April 2021. Their business of killing off the next generation in abortions and sterilizing young people as young as 16-years-old with cross-sex hormones is bearing predictable results with Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire being states with the highest median age in the country.

Related: Planned Parenthood Northern New England Is in Disarray

Fewer young people means fewer abortions, their big money maker. Expect to see more facility closures in the near future.

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Sunday Spotlight: The Pond is Our Oasis

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 02:00 +0000

This past week was so tumultuous that I had difficulty finding someone or thing positive to highlight this Sunday. It is exasperating to see the number of current and impending issues we face. Crime, illegal immigration, inflation, rising gas prices, supply chain issues, infant formula shortage, upcoming global wheat shortage…the list seems to go on Infinitum.

As I talk with family, friends, and coworkers, I see the impact on the attitude and mental health of each. There is a general feeling of helplessness that we are powerless to impact the forces bearing down on us. There is a general feeling of anger and frustration that the people we have put in office to ward off these forces of negativity are inept and unmotivated to react. The futility that surrounds us is wearing us down. We have to find our relief from the evil news onslaught.

We find our respite in a little cabin on a small pond in Maine that we are making into our oasis. That is our destination each weekend. Even as we traveled up 95 on Friday afternoon, we could still see the impact of negative influences. We braced for a challenging ride as the northbound road should have been packed with anxious travelers. After an unusually cold week, the weekend weather was predicted to be in the 90s. There was no traffic as the high gas prices and inflation took their toll on travelers, but the pond and peace were waiting.

We immediately felt the positive vibes of the pond. We launched our small pontoon boat, with which we were not entirely familiar. The engine tried but would not turn over. Some fellow boaters offered advice, and some even offered to tow us across the pond to our dock. People saw a problem and immediately responded. I logged onto YouTube, found the issue, and the motor purred to life. The boat, Simplicity, gave us a beautiful, tranquil afternoon on the water. It was just what the doctor ordered.

We ended the night with a beautiful dinner with family and friends. The conversation was light and easy. We touched on politics but more on the pond and pond life. As we sat down for dinner, we joined hands for Grace, and I felt a feeling of tranquility surround me. I was with the most significant person in my life, sharing the moment with family and friends. This peaceful moment and feeling are why we drive up 95 every Friday afternoon.

The pond works for us and gives us a chance to cleanse our minds before the reality of Monday morning returns. We all have to find our pond, our oasis, to escape reality. We will survive the current state of affairs because that is what we are, Americans and survivors.

Thank you for sharing these private thoughts this morning. This week’s Sunday Spotlight is not a person but is just as important. The Spotlight is on Peace of Mind. It may be the essential tool in our box as we do all we can, and is necessary to find the light to lead us forward.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft


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Skip’s Sauntering Snippets# 6-Gas Prices, Shortages, and what’s the Obama/Biden End Game?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-05-23 00:00 +0000

Why is gasoline so high? Who is doing the manipulations behind the scenes and then decrying there’s nothing they can do? What IS the end game that they are trying for?

Hint: The Obama retreads that now staff President Asterisk’s Administration knew what was to happen even as Biden was campaigning from his basement. Yep, you ARE paying for what Biden said you vote for!

Welcome to Cloward-Piven, the ONLY strategy/policy that the Democrats in the White House have in mind!

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HB1431 Parental Bill of Rights – WMUR’s Biased Coverage: JR Hoell Gets “Time Shafted”, and LGBT Advocate Chris Erchull hates Parents.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 22:30 +0000

He wants to Get between Me and My Legal Son??

We on the Right know that WMUR’s coverage of most things is biased Left; sometimes very left. In their coverage of the Parental Bill of Rights (HB1431), they were the latter rather former (way Left instead of just Left).  You can tell from how they started their “packages”; right from the get go was this (both broadcasts, unedited) – their slanted premise, seemingly, is that all Parents are to be judged as guilty and unfit for having a Transgender child and in playing off the Left’s mischaracterization of Florida’s bill that prohibits teachers from preaching sexual identity in K-3 (the “don’t say gay bill” that never had the word “gay” in it).  Gay? Unfit? Neither is correct:

Note: I’ve put this up on YouTube. If they take it down, I have a copy elsewhere.

And when I clocked the amount of time given to each side – it is a one sided play by WMUR and to prove it, I only have to ask one simple question:

Why didn’t you get a response from any of the three parents that are suing their school districts?  Not one?

And you’ve interviewed me in the past – you DO know how to reach me! I also dryly note that you gave FAR less time to the Republican lawmakers than you did for the Democrat ones and far less time to NH’s JR Hoell (yes, full disclosure, I consider him to be a friend) than to this Bostonian based Chis Erchull.

and this fellow out of Boston who is a subscriber to the Daily ‘Grok, Chris Erchull of the “GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders”.  So let me again display my thoughts (without you having to watch the video again, about this “advocate” sticking his nose into MY business because he thinks his sexuality identity ideology trumps that of my parenting Rights:

So Activist Chris Erchull (“GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders”) openly disparages the role of Parents in the raising of their children? HE wants first say over my child rather than ME in school issues?Hey dude, who the heck are you to butt into my relationship with my legal son?!?!?

You just made it personal, Sparky. And then I topped it off with a reference to another big story that WMUR has been “following” (for the pure human interests side of thing and NOTHING having to do with ratings, eh?) that is sure to ruffle some feathers in that “community” because they can’t stand this kind of news. But, being a lawyer and all, he’ll either bring out the smooth-talking words to get around THIS issue – or call me a Hater for bringing into the mix.

If you want to make yourself useful, go deal with the Alton Marina gays and that pedophilia mess they created instead. Or is their cheating infidelity to their spouses a “private matter”?

You see, WMUR just set the New Rules and I’m just playing by them in their constant attention on that matter – gays, infidelity, and coercion of minors. Can’t have it both ways, now, can you Chris? Or do you?  And I’ll just throw this in as a bonus as well: Transgender Indoctrination of KINDERGARTENERS by Teachers is NOT a figment of our crazed White Cis Imagination“. And how about that Clay County, Florida 12 year old that tried to commit suicide TWICE before they decided to let the Parents in on it?

Parents File Lawsuit After 12-Year-Old Girl Attempts Suicide Twice at School After Secret Meetings – A counselor endorsed the belief that the child ‘could be a boy’
After a 12-year-old girl attempted suicide on school property twice after months of secret meetings with a school counselor, her parents have filed a lawsuit.

You want receipts as to WHY Parental Bill of Right Legislation is needed – there you go pal!  And I have hundreds more of what is going on in schools behind Parents backs and in secret. And you want to KEEP it that way?  And, for the record, I made sure to ask my legal son’s school Principle, just like the Gilford School Board Chair told me to at the last Public Meeting, said to (you see, they set THEIR New Rules and I just played by them as well).  She refused to tell me: So How Did It Feel, Gilford School Board, to Watch Your Principal Lie to Me in Public Because of Your Policy JBAB?

So, you are a sower of Distrust with your advocacy between Parents, children, teachers, schools, and Society. Willfully looking to separate Parents from their kids, working to destroy the nuclear family.  Nice intentions, you have. Just a Culture War version of Cloward-Piven strategy that you’re playing. Along with the Sexual Identity Ideology – you are to be SOOO applauded!

Hey, I’m just playing wingman to Bill Maher on this – you gonna go after him as well?  I hear a lot of your brethren ain’t happy with him – it’s what the militant LGBT crew does and is. The Left can’t debate the issue, doesn’t WANT to debate the issue – but sure do demand that we use ONLY their language (“preferred pronouns”, anyone, instead of Free Speech?) and THEIR morality over mine.

And yes, he’s been following GraniteGrok for a while – last time I looked, he was a subscriber to our Daily ‘Grok eblast.

So, with all of the above said, Chris, I challenge you to a debate on our hour long GrokTALK! podcast? Brave enough to come into the opposition’s lair?




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Vermont Says Tick Season is All Year Now – Of Course it is, The Place is Run by Democrats

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 22:00 +0000

The headline at VT Digger is, in my amateur opinion – a bit misleading. “Officials say tick season is now all year,” Officials did say it, so it’s not on Digger, but I call BS. In Vermont, November, December, and January are inhospitable, even to ticks.

Unless, of course, by ticks, you mean Democrats. Those bloodsucking parasites are a scourge every day, no matter what the season. And Vermont is plagued with them. But that’s not what they meant, so I’m also calling BS in the general sense.

If you live where there are ticks, which are everywhere around here, you’ll know the cycle. Once they start in spring, they are all over and on everything. I have a short-haired white dog for a reason. He is crazy cute, but it is also easier to see and remove the critters before they drop off him (he’s on preventatives) and try to climb on me.

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as placing a live tick on the mosquito racket and pressing the power button. Snap! No more tick.

Burial “at sea” is good too. Crushing them against a stump or a rock works. Or just with a fingernail. Good times. You can’t do that to Democrats despite them being bloodsuckers, too, and not just because it’s illegal and immoral. Democrats may whine like bratty pig-tailed schoolgirls when you get the pronouns wrong, but they can still be saved, ticks – not so much.

And the typical season is spring, followed by a lull, and then again in the fall. Most summers, we don’t see ticks on the white dog, but in Vermont, they are saying it’s going to be an all-year thing, and it’s all confusing because of climate change.


There are many factors that have made it difficult for experts to make predictions about the severity of tick season, Casey said. One factor making tick season especially unpredictable is climate change.

“We were never really comfortable making predictions, but climate change has thrown everything to the wind,” she said.



Vermont’s not super hot. Even in the age of rising climate change dogma, the annual average temperature is around 41.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Blacklegged ticks can be active above freezing in any year, but you don’t see them much when there’s snow on the ground. Most of your other varieties prefer the temperature at 45 degrees or higher before becoming a nuisance.

The assumption, therefore, is that since it’s warmer because of climate change, we’ll see more ticks. Forget all that business about climate change, also saying it can get colder and snowier. That only applies when it is colder, and we have more snow (and no ticks), you racist.

And credit where it’s due. Climate change has “thrown everything to the wind,” which means no one will want to explain why after peaking in 2013, the average daily temperature in Vermont has been on a 7-year slide or what that means with regard to ticks.

The critters, not the Democrats.

We know what those Dems are about, and they are doing a fine job of making America inhospitable to people no matter what the weather.

One final note. Once March stopped being cold, the ticks started up, and April was pretty fierce. A lot of activity. We’ve seen few, if any, in May, so Vermont’s problem probably is Democrats. The ticks are just trying to shoehorn their way in on the year-long bloodsucking parasites in elected office.



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Donkey Pox!

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 20:00 +0000

The Progressive Pandemic Theater has announced its new season. A twenty-four-week run of Monkey Pox. Shows daily, until the November elections, with an option to pick up additional weeks until the Dems have stolen that one in the name of making every vote count for a Democrat.

It’s actually Donkey Pox. All of it.

That’s what COVID was. The Wuhan-Flu was created and released in Wuhan, China, with your tax dollars laundered through Tony Fauci. That was Donkey Pox.

Now we have Monkey Pox, and you can call it that because Monkeys don’t have a lobby or a spot on the diversity totem poll (yet). The Dems aren’t sure they can train actual monkeys to vote for them. Only humans are dumb enough to ape the party line to the mail-in ballot drop box carousel.

That’s Donkey Pox Too!

Joe Biden and the entire Democrat agenda is Donkey Pox. The devaluing of the dollar. Inflation. Blocking domestic oil and gas production and then saying they aren’t doing that. Spending tens of billions to protect Ukraine’s border (see also bio-labs) while leaving our border wide open to drugs, gangs, crime, and a few folks with rare diseases, none of whom speak the language, but many of whom came for the free ride.

Donkey Pox.

Yes, a few migrants want to work and make something of themselves here. Grab a handful of freedom for their family but the jokes on them. Donkey Pox kills freedom, and the Democrats let them in to destroy the family along with it. If they won’t do that, they might as well be, white, male, cis-gendered Christians who vote red and not blue.

That goes for the rest of you, no matter what your identity politics nametag might say. Spread the Donkey Pox, or you’re Seth Rich. Dead in a bathtub. And maybe you’re better off that way because the thing about Donkey Pox is that it inevitably destroys the host. And voting “republican” may not ease symptoms.

It may not save anything, but that’s no excuse not to try. There are places within the national body free of Donkey Pox, at least for now. Florida comes to mind. They’ve got it, but it’s in remission, and that’s the key. There’s no cure but refusing to believe their bullsh!t makes for a tremendous prophylactic.

That’s why they need to make any speech they disagree with illegal, immoral, or unutterable. Donkey Pox the first amendment, then the second, and so on until all you’ve got is Donkey Pox, which is just another word for Democrat-Socialism, which is just a new dress on the old whore of Marxism.

The privileged few above the mewling masses.

But you don’t have to take it anymore. Progressive Pandemic Theater only works if you let it. You have to buy in but you can choose to opt-out. And don’t just say no, say hell no, while you still can.



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NH Governor Chris Sununu Threatens Freedom of Speech Then Claims to Be Against Overreaching Government

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 18:00 +0000

On Friday, when NH Governor Chris Sununu vetoed HB1131, a bill that would have prohibited New Hampshire schools from implementing face mask mandates he said this in his veto message:

Just because we may not like a local decision, does not mean we should remove their authority. One of the State’s foremost responsibilities is to know the limits of its power.

As Granite Staters, we take pride in local control and our bottom-up approach to education. Similar to our fight to retain states’ rights against a bloated and ever-encroaching federal government, we have a responsibility to ensure the State minimizes its infringement on local control. Big government is never the solution, and neither is a one-size-fits-all approach.

When I read that I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. This is the same Governor Sununu who has said that he plans to veto HB1625, the Sidewalk Free Speech Act which would repeal the unconstitutional buffer zone law that allows private abortion businesses to designate up to 25 feet of the public sidewalk and street as no-free-speech zones.

Related: Sununu Lied If He Vetoes Buffer Zone Repeal

How does he reconcile his claim that “One of the State’s foremost responsibilities is to know the limits of its power” with his stated desire to uphold a law that is a blatant attack on our first amendment rights to speech and assembly? The buffer zone law is a huge power grab by the State which takes control of the public sidewalk from the public and hands it over to private abortion businesses.

Governor Sununu still has time to change his mind. HB1625 is on his desk and he can sign it or let it become law without his signature. Please call him at 603-271-2121 and ask him to sign HB1625, the Sidewalk Free Speech Act, and back up his claim that he believes in limiting government power.

Learn more at Top 10 Reasons Why the NH Buffer Zone Law Must Be Repealed.

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Survival Sunday

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 16:00 +0000

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

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

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

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

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




Prepper Site URLS:

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

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

Mother Earth News

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

SHTF Blog – Modern Survival

And two aggregate sites listing their top favorite sites:


The 50 Best Survival Blogs




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

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





(HT DailyTimeWaster)





Top of the fold:

The Idiocy of Expansion

Again and again I’ll say it: each country is taking what seems, in the context of what’s know, the next logical step until everyone will be so bound up with commitments and obligations that even a car’s backfire will set off WWIII.  Related – I fear, if something starts in Europe, China will go for Taiwan within moments:

EXCLUSIVE: Audio Leaked of Chinese Military Meeting Discussing the Invasion of Taiwan and Defeat of Regional US Forces (

Here We Go: US Government to Extend Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Past July

Related to this:

Why Is FEMA Tracking Down Preppers? This Is How They Prepare For A Food Crisis – Ask a Prepper

So, could they be trying to figure out how many people are “hoarding” food that can repurposed to hand out to the unprepared? FEMA will continue to study prepared communities like our own and they will map these homesteads and prepper homes as resources.

Magic Eight Ball?


(Image source)

Another Omen of Impending Democrat Doom in the 2022 Midterms – PJ Media

We need to remember that the Left thinks and plans in terms of decades.  So what if the Right gains control again in 2022, and even cements and expands it in 2024.  The flood of illegal aliens, even if stopped, will continue to shift voting populations Leftward.







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

Why Preppers Should Consider Growing Jerusalem Artichoke – (

Begs the question, where do I buy them and what do they like to grow in?



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

Secret plan to flood America with millions of “economic migrants” exposed as Biden regime declares war on American citizens

Creating a permanent-majority voting base.  Except it’s not so secret.  They’ve been pretty open about it:



And have been open about it for quite some time:

U.s. Isn’t Becoming Europe. We’re Becoming Rome – Ann Coulter

Forced global world government under the guise of health care

Bayou Renaissance Man: A totalitarian onslaught against freedom on a worldwide scale

House Passes Domestic Terrorism Bill to Use the FBI to Silence Conservatives Who Disagree With Them (VIDEO)

The noose is tightening.  In my mind related:

Guardian columnist George Monbiot says farming should be ABOLISHED to stop climate change | Daily Mail Online

Writing in his latest book, the Guardian columnist said the world must do away with meat and dairy production because it is a ‘phenomenally profligate’ way to produce food.



Shortages (broadly):

Collapse incoming: European nations start RATIONING food and fuel

The Approaching Food Crisis Will Be a Catastrophe For Humanity – PJ Media

If you think the supply chain collapse is bad now, just wait until summer

Bank of England Warns ‘Apocalyptic’ Global Food Shortage On The Horizon – Nwo Report

The Food Shortage Writing on the Wall Is Crystal Clear so Why Are so Few Taking It Seriously?

Will the Supply Chain Return to Normal Anytime Soon? – PJ Media

Famine is Coming. Are City Dwellers Prepared? (

And yet so many will bleat “Oh, that’s not possible here”.

How To Buy Food as Anonymously as Possible – The Organic Prepper

Highly endorse these techniques.  And re grains in general: we have an ongoing infestation of meal moths and I’m having to purge massive amounts to get rid of all their food.  Dammit.  The only things I know are to buy certified grains in strong plastic bags and/or freeze them for at least 72 hours prior to putting them into storage.  For myself, I double-wrap them in zip lock bags to isolate bags from one another in case one bag is infected, they’ll be contained and not get out to the whole lot.

One other thought: if you normally go maskless, don’t go with a mask to the store you are familiar with.

Interesting… – Nobody Asked Me… (

Food riots in Sri Lanka.  Iran.  South American countries.  All over.  I went looking for this movie scene – maybe predictive programming, look at the year… awfully damned close! – and the whole first page was current-event footage of food riots in multiple countries.



And another food distribution place burns:




Vittert: Think baby formula shortage is bad? Corn would be worse (

Less than half of the corn, wheat and soybeans usually planted this time of year is in the ground.

Combine that with virtually no wheat exports from Ukraine and America’s already shaking supply chain and things could get interesting — difficult, perhaps.

Remember, baby formula shelves are bare because one plant closed. You don’t need to take much out of the system to cause chaos.

We are now talking about a large percentage of corn, wheat and soybeans — gone come fall.

Best Emergency Food Supply – 2022 Buyer’s Guide (

I am not endorsing this list but merely have it for information.  I have bought from My Patriot Supply and am happy with what I’ve gotten.  The one disadvantage here is that, having ordered over the internet, there are digital fingerprints.



Inflation (broadly):

Egg Prices Soar As 10% Of Nation’s Hens Wiped Out By Devastating Bird Flu (

I’ve noticed this already.

AMERICA IN CRISIS: Gas Prices Hit Another All-Time Record High for 8TH STRAIGHT DAY! — Average Gas Price Now OVER $4.52 a Gallon (

Report, JP Morgan Predicts National Average Gasoline Prices Over $6 Gallon by August – The Last Refuge (

BREAKING: Washington gas stations run out of gas, add extra digit in anticipation of $10 dollar prices | The Post Millennial

Think ‘Bidenflation’ Won’t Push Gasoline Prices Over $10? Think Again. – PJ Media

Leftist New Zealand Govt to Hand Out Stimulus Checks to ‘Fight Inflation’

What’s that definition of insanity again?

UK: Legalise Shoplifting? Officers Should Use ‘Discretion’ With Stealing Suspects, Argues Police Watchdog

And the deliberate collapse of law and order spreads internationally.



The Grid & Energy In General:

Biden Cancels More Oil And Gas Leases As Fuel Prices Skyrocket | (

If President Potato and his handlers were intentionally trying to drive prices higher and create shortages, what would they be doing differently?

Solar storms: Why the next one might hit Earth without warning | New Scientist



US Social Stability (broad catch-all):

The American Third World: We’ll Soon Be Living in It (

Good article.  We are not necessarily facing the utter collapse of everything into Mad Max – but what we are certain to see is a slip into things being far more chaotic, far more uncertain, and definitely more dangerous than we’ve been accustomed to.  Related:

Democrats Target Energy and Food

“Build Blackouts Better”: Half Of America Faces Power Blackouts This Summer, Regulator Warns 

Transgender Is A Stalking Horse For The Normalization Of Pedophilia

Sex Educators Are Grooming Our Kids for Annihilation | The Patriot Post

A nation that doesn’t protect its children is a nation primed to collapse.


I want you to grasp the implications of this woman’s saying “It’s a woman’s choice” even when discussing a two-year-old child.

I would walk into a blast furnace voluntarily to protect my children.  I’d dive in front of a machine gun to protect my children.  And this beast-in-human-form would be willing to defend killing a toddler – and by extension any child – whenever a woman chooses to?

Consider the horror of even considering this – using children to extend adult life.  Or if, in the quest to preserve adult life:

New Research Shows “Harvesting Blood & Body Parts of the Young” Could Help Achieve “Immortality” – Summit News

Or using them as sex toys.

No, It Wasn’t A Hoax – Liberty’s Torch (

School Board Director Plans ‘Queer Night’ For Children Hosted Inside Sex Shop – Summit News

Things that would elicit broad outrage over their moral depravity even a few decades ago are now discussed openly in an attempt to normalize them.  A society that does not protect what children it has is not one that will survive.


Imagine the Unimaginable › American Greatness (

When revolutionaries undermine the system, earn the antipathy of the people, and face looming disaster at the polls, it is then they prove most dangerous—as we shall see over the next few months.



World Stability (broad catch-all):

Salvini Warns Food Shortages Could Cause 20 Million African Migrants to Enter Europe – Summit News

Europe is teetering on collapse now.  This would assure it.  Related:

Great Replacement in Action

Award Winning German Author Expresses Deep Concerns About Mass Immigration – Summit News

A nation, any nation, that does not control its borders will cease to be a nation.



This may seem off-topic, but it’s not.  What happens when this kind of CGI and deep fakes get to the point where in real time we cannot trust what we see and hear unless we are physically there in person?



And some other good videos on the sidebar about shortages and inflation.



Gardening, animals, etc.:

Learn how to make milk thistle extract, the all-purpose remedy for preppers (

Raising Chickens: It Really CAN Be All It’s Cracked Up to Be (



Tech security:

Nothing this week.




I have no idea if this is accurate or not.  But definitely, if things go kinetic, IR shielding of some sort will be needed.



More on the asshole in NY

Good point about body armor – incoming or outgoing.  Related:

Aim low – Gun Free Zone

And I don’t recall where I saw it, but body armor doesn’t eliminate the energy, it just prevents penetration to you.  You get hit center of mass, it’s going to hurt and knock you back or even flat.

HuffPo Explains Why You Need a Gun

Accidentally, of course.  See the book Dial 911 and Die.



A few years ago, talking with a rabid anti-gunner who dismissed the idea that any civilian army could defeat the US military (see three links just below) I commented that a lone sniper could target people from a mile away.  I challenged them to think through their day – leaving home, going to work, etc. – and look around to see all the places someone could be hidden.  And remember that there will be millions of people with their “ghost guns” and all, looking to take out them, their politicians, and the police who sign onto the wrong side.  Their face went white.

The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete, Says Congressman Who Wants To Nuke Omaha | Monster Hunter Nation

Belling the cat | The Zelman Partisans

Belling the Cat, Revisited | The Zelman Partisans

To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms.

Richard Henry Lee


More than that, though… possess the skill to use them well, and have the will to use them.

Inconvenient Fact About Mass Killings – Intellectual Takeout

Red Alert: Breaking Dem Legislation Could End Gun Sales to All Current Firearm Owners Forever, Require DOJ License (



Catch-all miscellaneous:

What you and your community need to do within the first 90 days of a catastrophic collapse



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

One of the Ten Stages of Genocide is the dehumanization of the victim.



So, content warning for the video (about 10 seconds) at the link.  Not for the squeamish:


Fetus.  Not a human.  These people enthusiastically kill, and more, babies.  Because they’re inconvenient.  Because they don’t view them as human.



If they’re willing to do this to a baby, the very definition of innocence… what will they do to you, who stand in their way of their planned global Socialist utopia?  They have experience with this before.  100 million+ experiences.






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Just Call Him Governor Groomer

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 14:00 +0000

To cut to the chase, based on Sun-King Sununu’s announcement that he intends to veto a parental-rights law, the Sun-King’s position is that (1) it is appropriate for public schools to “groom” children and (2) parents should be kept totally in the dark.

Skip covers it in a recent post. There is also a recent post by Ann Marie Banfield.

Anyone calling himself or herself a conservative and/or a Republican who still supports Governor Groomer is NEITHER.

The rationale that Governor Groomer should get a pass for “being good on guns and taxes” is bunk.

There is a solid five-to-four majority of judicial conservatives on the Supreme Court. Governor Groomer is not needed to uphold the Second Amendment.

And Governor Groomer’s focus … indeed one could fairly say obsession … with respect to taxes is cutting BUSINESS TAXES. He obviously does not give a damn how high local property taxes go.

I repeat: Anyone calling himself or herself a conservative and/or a Republican who still supports Governor Groomer is NEITHER.



[Note: “Governor Groomer – I will have to “steal” that line.  -Skip]

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Finally, the Laconia Daily Sun wades into the Laconia Superintendent Steve Tucker SNAFU – a Petition Drive.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 12:00 +0000

I’ve been waiting for Pravda on Lake Winnipesaukee to start delving into the goings-on in the Laconia School District (SAU 30) for a while. Finally, with things coming to a boil they did (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Petition asking for superintendent’s ouster signed by parents at Pleasant Street School

LACONIA — As of Wednesday, 119 parents of students at Pleasant Street School had signed an online petition asking the Laconia School Board to place Superintendent Steve Tucker on leave and not renew his contract, citing ineffective leadership, bullying, lack of transparency and unfair treatment of Pleasant Street School Principal David Levesque. Levesque’s contract has not been renewed because of reasons that have not been disclosed by the board or superintendent – and that’s become a thorny problem for the school community. District officials say they can’t detail circumstances behind the non-renewal because it’s a personnel issue.

…Levesque’s treatment, Tucker’s angry remarks at the May 3 school board meeting and the lack of explanation or further details have sparked a firestorm of support for Levesque and for the ouster of Tucker, and parents and community members continue to question the district’s decision not to keep the popular principal.

Levesque is appealing the decision. After several postponements, most recently of a school board hearing for Levesque that was scheduled for May 16, no new hearing date has been set. Levesque remains in limbo, and many parents, teachers and staff are shocked and distraught.

And his treatment is similar to others on whom Tucker is seeking retribution. They’ve contacted me saying that the reasons that Tucker has given them are pretty much bogus and can’t be substantiated.  It seems that he has the same level of political instincts that he does in setting up a formal process of comparing 5th grade math curriculum with a hypothesis, a testing methodology, setting up an A/B metrics comparison, and enumerating the success criteria.

Which is to say, zippo.  Not a freaking clue. I know – I and the Gilford Selectman (also an engineer) on the BudComm subcommittee grilled him and decided he was absolutely useless.  And then failed upward – good going, Laconia!

Here’s the petition – and if you think that I was brutal on him…(again, emphasis mine):

We respectfully call on the school board of Laconia (SAU 30) to place Superintendent Steve Tucker on leave and not renew his upcoming contract. We as parents of the children that attend the schools in this district no longer have confidence in his abilities to lead our district to provide the best education possible. His lack of effective leadership and bullying in the school district has caused a toxic work environment for many staff and administrators. His malicious outburst toward PSS Principal Dave Levesque at the school board meeting on May 3rd proves he is unfit to hold a leadership position. He has shown he has more interest in a personal agenda than the education of the district by retaliating against and terminating those teachers and administrators who do not fit his narrative. If quick action is not taken with Superintendent Tucker the future of our school district is unknown and our children will suffer the most.

Like I said, no skilz. If you are in Laconia, sign it, please. If you need any prompting, the first 45 minutes of the May 3rd meeting that’s mentioned in the petition text.


Of course – it was held in a little room so as to keep the audience down.  Deliberately. Why else not use the High School’s auditorium?

And it starts to get interesting at 11:30 at the first Public Comment session. Then at 38:30, Steve Tucker lies to the audience that Dave Levesque has taken a job in the Franklin school district. You can hear how ANGRY parents are – and the school board starts to turn on Tucker as well.  Then at 1:15, Dave Levesque shows up and the lie that Tucker told is exposed (and a “food fight” on the board to allow Levesque to speak ensued).

And Tucker never apologies, to use the word of the day, for his “misinformation” about Dave Levesque.

I also dryly note that Tucker has put himself front and center – shouldn’t that have been the Chair?

Also, having served on my hamlet’s BudComm, this “Budget Meeting” was a complete fiasco.  I can’t believe that the Chair, Aaron Hayword, allowed that craptacular meeting to go on and expect that a DETAILED analysis was completed.  Absolutely shameful.



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The Left and the LGBTQRS- Militants Aren’t Happy with Bill Maher Anymore.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 10:00 +0000

Wow, just wow.  A couple of weeks ago, I brought up that we may have hit “Peak Trans” over the Lia Thomas swimming fiasco.  Normal people are now seeing what part of the movement is about – for all of The Handmaid’s Tale red robes and white hats schtick, girls and women are losing their spots in their own sports. Here are two more snippets (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Australian Transgender Surfer Crushes the Competition in Open Women’s Divisions

A transgender surfer in Western Australia has become the first person in history to win both the men’s and women’s divisions of the sport. This month, 43-year-old Sasha Jane Lowerson crushed the competition in the Open Women’s and Open Logger divisions at the West Coast Suspensions Longboard and Logger State Championships, as well as a number of state titles.

And from surfing to skateboarding:

‘I am done being silent’: Female skateboarder speaks out about placing second to a transgender competitor

Female skateboarder Taylor Silverman is speaking out about losing to a biological male — in an Instagram post, Silverman said that she placed second in a Red Bull competition and lost out on prize money because of a transgender competitor.  Silverman placed second in the Red Bull Cornerstone competition last year.

“My name is Taylor Silverman. I am a female athlete. I have been skateboarding for eleven years and competing for several years. I have been in three different contests with trans women, two of which I placed second. At the last contest series I did for Redbull, I placed second. The trans competitor who won took $1000 dollars in qualifiers, $3000 in finals, and $1000 in best trick. This totaled to $5000 of the prize money meant for the female athletes. I took $1000 in qualifiers and $1750 for second place, so $2750 in total. The girl who took third received $750. The girl who deserved $1000 for best trick took nothing along with whoever would have placed third. I deserved to place first, be acknowledged for my win, and get paid. I reached out to Redbull and was ignored. I am sick of being bullied into silence,” Silverman wrote.

And yet the LGBTQRSTUV crowd all complain about being misgendered and erased – yet are bullies towards anyone that defies them and their agenda.

Maher agrees with that general theme and has had enough – and it talking about reality and asking the hard questions that the LGBT folks don’t want discussed and don’t want asked:

From my ears, a tour de force. The most fun part is watching DNC official and Democrat operative Donna Brazille’s sour face as he, a liberal, takes on the group that currently sits astride the top of the Democrat Identity Group Politics Totem Pole.  And there is nothing she can do about it. Even his audience is agreeing with him, recognizing his laugh lines instantly.  Yes, I was nodding in agreement. And he just kept on going.

Questions that NH Governor Chris Sununu won’t ask as it seems he is now pandering to that crowd by promising to veto the Parental Bill of Rights that would allow parents to find out if schools are turning their kids trans (re: Manchester?  Clay County, Florida? California?). It’s real, it exists, and it is happening.

It’s like Critical Race Theory – if teachers are right and it isn’t being taught, why are they fighting so hard to silence Parents?  It holds for this as well.

So much for political courage on the part of Sununu?  Or has he made the [poor] political calculus that he’ll get more votes for re-election by dissing and canceling Parents by telling them to lump it when trying to get information about their kids from their schools? That schools can withhold information from Parents and he’ll have their backs?

Seems to look like that to me – and to a lot of other Parents I’m hearing from.

Or, at the last moment, is he going to do a re-do of his “Senate Campaign” and drop out at the last moment and make it impossible for a Republican to successfully run?


(H/T: Powerline)

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So, NH Gov. Sununu, Once Again, Is Talking Out of Both Sides of His Mouth: Local Control, Parental Bill of Rights, Masks

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 02:00 +0000

Yeah, sure thing, Baby Huey.  Once again, you’ve taken an issue important to your (now shrinking) Republican base and tossed it into the trash can. And again, it’s over what PARENTS believe is best for their children.  Nice to see that you’re showing us that you’re “Bigger” than they are – and using the rubric of “Local Control” as cover.

You’re lying, again, because you KNOW, as Governor, that for all the talk of “Live Free or Die” and “Local Control”, the latter is only a shell game and you’re dismantling the former. You know that NH is a Dillon’s Rule State which means that “subdivisions of the State” (e.g. towns, cities, school boards, et al) can only do those things that the State Legislature allows them to do and not anything more (or in certain cases, not less).

To that latter point, the most local of “Local Control” is that of Parents having the responsibility for their children. And just like with HB1431, the Parental Bill of Rights, that you have threatened to veto, you just vetoed the ability of Parents to determine the health control of their children.  And then he proves my point (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Sununu vetoes bill to ban face covering mandate in schools

CONCORD — Calling it “Big Government” and a “one-size-fits-all approach,” Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed legislation to place a ban on requiring students or the public to wear face coverings while inside public schools. Sununu signed 55 other bills Friday and only rejected this one (HB 1131), which was a priority of the anti-vaccine mandate activists that packed committee hearing rooms several times during the 2022 session.

In his veto message, Sununu said the bill violates local control, a hallmark of public school regulation that leaves decisions to school boards and administrators.

“Just because we may not like a local decision does not mean we should remove their authority,” Sununu wrote. “One of the state’s foremost responsibilities is to know the limits of their power.”

Sununu said it’s inconsistent for the Legislature to oppose federal infringement on state rights such as vaccine mandates while trying to usurp local power on similar topics.

Two days, two vetoes. May I remind him that he DID do the “one-size-fits-all” during the pandemic with his “Public Health Trumps Everything” outburst – showing his lack of respect for the Constitution (pick one: US or NH). We ALL had to do as he said under penalties and fines.  All in all, sir, you’ve made sure of this lockstep. You made NO exceptions at all – no locality had any Power under your decrees at all.

And by not recognizing Parental Rights and telling school boards, especially, you’ve told Parents that they are to be those “one-size-fits-all” victims again in which the school boards can deny them any agency at all in invoking their Rights or in their responsibility in guiding their education.  Or just denying those Parental Rights outright (by keeping necessary and neefdful information for raising their children from them).

Vetoing the mask bill that no longer allows Parents, once again, to make the best decision for their children; Government will. One more slice of that thousand.

“Just because we may not like a local decision does not mean we should remove their authority,” Sununu wrote. “One of the state’s foremost responsibilities is to know the limits of their power.”

“One-size-fits-all” – a dodge.  What you’ve done is to elevate, again, the State and local Government above Parents. It is clear that you don’t even recognize any limit to Government’s Power.

In these two issues, your lack of recognition in the role of Parent to child in education shows you have no problem in being anti-Parent.

So what ARE those limits to Government’s Powers in this regard? Government used to respect its lanes, its boundaries, its LIMITS.  He uses that word as if he actually applies them.

Or are there any, Guvna?

(H/T: Union Leader)

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Pro-Freedom NH Family Under Attack By DCYF

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-05-22 01:26 +0000

When my wife got home, a DCYF social worker called her demanding a visit to inspect our home and interview our 2-year-old without the parents. I told this Social Worker, “I reject your offer to contract with me, the State has no jurisdiction in this matter, I charge $50k per hour for each hour of my time you consume, and to Cease and Desist.”

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Transgender Indoctrination of KINDERGARTENERS by Teachers is NOT a figment of our crazed White Cis Imagination

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-05-22 00:00 +0000

Is this, Moms and Dad, why you allow the Government to educate your precious little one that isn’t all that far removed from successful potty training?  That are just starting to dress themselves and follow directions?

And have little idea about the differences between boys and girls (for the most part)?

And did you look forward to the “Freedom Holidays” video series from the Maine Department of Education?

A pro-transgender, pro-LGBTQ video for kindergarteners — which says a doctor can sometimes make a “mistake” about a baby’s gender — has been removed from Maine’s Department of Education website over “age appropriateness” issues…The “Freedom Holidays” video in question is one of about 400 optional instruction clips developed by teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic to help teachers engage remote learners, the Portland Press-Herald reported.

The video, which speaks directly to kindergarteners, begins with a teacher discussing holidays such as July 4 that celebrate freedom. But soon the teacher in the clip begins talking about “LGBT+” people and adds, “We’re not free.” The teacher then defines the words “lesbian,” “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender,” noting that lesbians are “women who love other women,” gay men “love other men,” and bisexual people are men and women who “love both men and women.”

Then the teacher tells the kindergarteners a “transgender person is someone who the doctors made a mistake about when they were born.”

This shows that it isn’t the “Health and/or Wellness” classes that have it. Note, again, the title of the series: “Freedom Holidays” and the teacher rattles off a bunch of things about Freedom in the US that has nothing to do with sex – and then starts telling kindergartners about sex. While some teachers are out front in bringing these issues into the classroom “loud and proud” as if their notion of their sexuality should be front and center, it’s like the old 10%/90% iceberg analogy – what is below that waterline that Parents can’t see? After all, if the indoctrination parts have been woven into the curriculum in other areas and has become a common thread, how would you know unless you demand copies of ALL of the curriculum your child would see?

I know as a parent that my boys weren’t ready for the tradition “birds and the bees” talk at that age – it was a few years down the line in which we had that talk.  And yes, it was OUR responsibility as Parents to have that talk rather then some unknown teacher that didn’t know our boys with special needs as well as we did.

Now, I’m betting those 5 & 6-year-olds had no idea what she was talking about – I hope so. Perhaps, however, if older kids watched it, they did what most kids do – soaked it up like a sponge.  And that’s the whole reason why Sexualization Advocates of the deviant side are doing this. After all, have you ever seen the “Libs o TikTok” show a video of Normal adults talking about being straight (translation for those sexuality advocates of another kind: cis-heterodoxy; yet even more created words to push a Leftist political Agenda)

(H/T: The Blaze), video hosted by the Portland Press Herald)

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