The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

House Gold Standard – March 15, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-03-14 23:51 +0000

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“I’m So Sick Of This Stuff”: Joe Biden Angrily Lashes Out At The American Public (VIDEO)

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 22:30 +0000

Wow, things are going downhill fast. Joe’s mind is mushier than a bowl of Jell-O left in the sun. His approval rating and collective prospect of Democrats maintaining their House and Senate Majority are lower than a Clinton intern.

And now he can’t even keep up with the day-to-messaging to the public without screaming angrily while wildly misinforming all of us on basic economics.

There is just so much to unpack from a barely eleven-second video. Let’s just start there first. Watch this gem, which is sure to become an instant Biden classic – right up there with “we’re losing our patience with the unvaccinated.” So much tolerance and unity. So much adulting in the White House and acting presidential!

This video is absolutely astonishing:

“I’m sick of this stuff. We have to talk about, because the American people think the reason for inflation is government spending more money. Simply not true!”

He loses his mind! The President of the United States lashes out – again – at the people he has taken an oath to serve. It’s hard to even fathom.

It’s also hard to even stay focused on the economic misinformation when he is so enraged. Seriously, how is this even acceptable? Forget farting in front of the queen for a second or pooping himself in front of the Pope. Those are bad, but at least it was in private. These outbursts? This is the face of the nation – the literal face – and it comes across as a bitter, old, crotchety loser.

Is this better than mean tweets? That’s a serious question. For any of the Trump haters, be they RINO Never Trumpers or your loser second cousin who was so sophisticated he could barely utter Trump’s name without passing out, ask them if this is better. What demeans the office more: Trump’s tough approach against a gangster media or Biden’s dementia-laden rants?

What a joke. Trump isn’t the Messiah, but my gosh are people that hate him clueless.

Once we get past the emotional instability, we next have to unpack the straight up lie told by Biden about the causes of inflation. In short, inflation is occurring because the Fed has printed more money in the past two years than essentially the last two hundred. It’s that bad. Remember when Bush’s $800 TARP program in 2008 seemed crazy? Brandon seeks $800 billion omnibus spending bills every month.

Now, it would feel condescending if not for the fact that an alleged 81 million people will nod their head in agreement. He’s right, they’ll say. It isn’t Joe’s fault; it’s that mean old Putin! And Trump was Putin’s puppet and praised him, so it is Trump’s fault, too.

If only I were joking.

Watching Team Brandon constantly shift on their inflation messaging is also a sight to behold. A lot of memes circulated, but this one basically sums it up:

Just the other day, the only decent journalist in the White House Press Corps, Peter Doocy, went after Jen Psaki on the constant lying about inflation as well.

Trending Politics wrote about the exchange. Below are two of the questions asked of Psaki, who provided her own incoherent ramblings as answers. Check out the whole video at the end.

“We just heard you say again, that you think inflation is going to be temporary. We’ve heard you say that it was going to be temporary since last spring. So how long do you guys think temporary is?”

And so to that point, inflation goes up today. The president’s statement blames the “Putin price hike.” Are you guys just going to start blaming Putin for everything until the midterms?

Hailey Sanibel Writes at The Blue State Conservative

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Home Improvements Tips

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 21:59 +0000

Your home is your castle and it is important that it is somewhere that fills you with pride. You will also want your home to be somewhere that suits your lifestyle and allows you to relax and recharge your batteries.  Home improvement is something that every homeowner can do to improve their castle and lifestyle, plus this is also a smart way to add value as well. There are all kinds of big and small home improvements that you can take on, but keep in mind that these projects can often be complex, expensive and disruptive. With this in mind, keep reading for a few home improvements tips that should help.

Tackle One Project At A Time

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when looking to improve their home is getting carried away and juggling multiple projects. This is problematic because it can make the projects harder to manage, which could impact the quality of the end product. Additionally, multiple projects will cause disruption throughout the home. Instead, focus on one project at a time and do not start another until you have completed the work.

Work Out Your Budget Beforehand

Another important step to take is to work out how much money you are happy to spend beforehand. Costs can quickly escalate with home improvement, especially when you are hiring contractors. You do not want to create a difficult financial situation, so you need to work out what you are happy to spend beforehand and then fit the project within this budget.

Research Contractors

Following this, if you are having work done on the home then you need to take your time to research contractors. You can ask around, compare websites online and meet with multiple contractors to get an idea of who the best person for the job is. Remember, cheapest is not best when it comes to something as important as home improvements.

Hire A Skip

You also need to consider the waste that will be created when it comes to home improvement, especially renovation projects. The best solution is to hire a skip from somewhere like – they will deliver a skip to your home which you can then fill with various waste from your project. Once the skip is full or the work is complete, they will then collect this for you and dispose of the waste in a responsible manner.

Plan For Disruption

Before embarking on a home improvement project, you need to think about the disruption that this will cause in the home and to your life. You might find that you need to move out for a few days, find a friend or neighbor that will let you use their shower or sleep in another room until the work is complete. If you are hiring contractors, you can ask them what disputing can be expected so that you can make a plan.

These tips will hopefully help you to find success with your home improvement projects and allow you to easily turn your house into your castle.

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“Public Records Show Hanover Police Did Not Recommend That Dartmouth College Cancel the Andy NGO Event”

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 21:00 +0000

It seems like FIRE is being the junkyard dog with Dartmouth College (for canceling the Dartmouth College Republicans’ event with Andy Ngo) is its bone.

The Post Millennial has the update.

Public records show police didn’t recommend Dartmouth College to cancel Andy Ngo event
Dartmouth essentially canceled the event “by enacting an improper ‘heckler’s veto’ that acceded to the illiberal demands of Ngo’s ideological opponents.”



Andy Ngo was scheduled to speak at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire on January 18, but that engagement was canceled at the last minute and held online due to what the university called “concerning information” received from the local police department. But what FIRE found upon a public information records request was that Dartmouth essentially cancelled the event “by enacting an improper ‘heckler’s veto'” that acceded to the illiberal demands of Ngo’s ideological opponents.”

When FIRE reached out to the local, Hanover Police Department, they discovered that the police did not recommend the event be cancelled due to the information they had from online activists. These threats provided by the police, FIRE notes in a letter to Dartmouth, “document social media controversy that does not differ significantly from the posts” leading up to the event, as in, there was no change in the known threats on January 20 to warrant a change of venue.

“Those records suggest that the sum total of ‘information’ provided by the police to Dartmouth on the afternoon of January 20 consists of social media posts that, whole concerning, constitute messages that endorse—but do not threaten—violence against Ngo,” the letter from FIRE to Dartmouth reads.

“If these messages were interpreted by Dartmouth as threats, they were not reported as such to any of the law enforcement agencies reported to be involved in the Ngo appearance,” FIRE writes. “Moreover, the Hanover police records consist of information provided by Ngo himself.”

Local law enforcement was aware of the event, the online chatter about threats, and was prepared to handle security. Dartmouth forced the student group hosting the event, a TPUSA chapter, to move the event online.

That letter from the Hanover Police Department in response to FIRE reads: “Hanover Police did not make a recommendation to Dartmouth College regarding the January 20th event.”

A new letter from FIRE, after research into the “concerning information,” brings concerns that the school bowed to online social media musings and squelched the very principles it claims to uphold.

“Records of police communications to university administrators describe online posts about mythological Antifa supersoldiers,” FIRE writes, “opposition to Ngo’s views, and some discussion of violence, but no explicit threats of harm to Ngo or students. If such threats did exist, Dartmouth has not shown them to the student organizations, FIRE, or the general public.”

Hanover Chief of Police Charles P. Dennis wrote: “I related to the College that I believe the information and concerns we had received from student organizers, event organizers, the speaker, open-source information available online referencing the event, and information through law enforcement channels was credible and caused us concern for the safety of those attending the event, protesting the event, as well as our community members.”

Dennis states that the Hanover Police Department was “operationally prepared as best we could to handle the event and protest,” but that they were informed near 5 pm that the evening’s talk, “Extremism in America, a Discussion on Antifa,” hosted by TPUSA, had been moved “to a virtual platform.”

Dennis states that the police department was “not provided with a reason or reasons for Dartmouth’s decision to transition to a virtual platform…”

“When faced with illiberal attempts to use violence to squelch speech,” FIRE writes, “a commitment to expressive freedom requires universities to address the disruption, protect the speaker, and ensure that events can go on as planned, Dartmouth did the exact opposite — punishing the student groups by altering the venue and format of their event at the last minute despite no evidence of severe disruption, and law enforcement’s extensive preparations to ensure public safety.”

Dartmouth is not unused to controversial ideas on campus. As alum and attorney Harmeet Dhillon said, when she was at the university, there were “literal Sandinista fellow travelers and Marxists on the faculty.”

In their letter to Dartmouth, FIRE said they have concerns “that Dartmouth’s decision to require the event to be conducted online, rather than in person as originally planned, was not justified by the potential security risks— risks that ultimately did not materialize—posed by those opposed to Ngo’s appearance.”

“Dartmouth’s unilateral decision, despite law enforcement’s efforts to ensure the event could proceed as planned,” FIRE continued, “materially altered the venue and format of a student group’s event in violation of students’ expressive freedom. It also incentivizes similar threats to expressive activity in the future.”

FIRE notes that Dartmouth claimed that they had canceled the event, moving it to a virtual one, after “‘concerning information; from the Hanover Police Department late that afternoon necessitated the decision.”

“That assertion is difficult to square with the Hanover Police Department’s version of events, and with information contained in public records provided upon request from FIRE,” FIRE notes.

After Dartmouth’s actions, many came to Ngo’s defense, including Greg Gutfeld, who said:

“It’s so obviously ironic, an event about leftist violence canceled over a threat of leftist violence.”

PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel also gave her support for Ngo’s right to speak, saying:

“No matter what you think of [Andy Ngo’s] views, if he was properly invited to speak [at Dartmouth] it would have been better to allow him to proceed, with adequate security. It’s possible-and better-to forcefully protest a message without silencing it.”

Cross-posted from The Post Millennial with permission by Libby Emmons. Photo by Chloe Ezzo, Vice-Chair, Dartmouth College Republicans.

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Jeanne Shaheen’s in Quarantine, The Pfizer Docs, She has not Seen!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 19:30 +0000

Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced yesterday that she’d got the Rona. It’s mild, she says, thanks to two jabs and a booster, she says, and then encourages everyone to get that. I guess she missed that Pfizer Doc Dump where they admit their ‘vaccine’ doesn’t work.



Pfizer’s own clinical trials produced a ton of details, all of which were pigeon-holed, ignored, or hidden from the FDA and the public.

Things Pfizer knew and failed to share or shared and were hidden. Things that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen clearly has not seen, but should.

Like the 1,290+ known potential side-effects.

Or this gem.


Pfizer’s own data does not support the claim their COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective.”

Pfizer seemingly lied to the FDA by claiming their vaccines prevent COVID-19, and the FDA and mainstream media then dutifully lied to the American people repeating this false claim.


The vaccines are neither safe nor effective. But here is a sitting US senator telling us that an experimental inoculation that the manufacturer has admitted is unsafe and could not have lessened her symptoms that you need to go out and get it.

If Shaheen even has the Rona, the tests are still lousy, then the odds are high that she got the case that most people who tested positive got. The most common and underreported version. The mild symptomless or mild symptom version.

We do not expect this Democrat Senator to consider that possibility but we do expect her to keep up.

Pfizers science says these are dangerous drugs with little benefit, so maybe Senator Shaheen, like the media, has also been paid off.



HT | Julie Smith c/o MeWe

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NH Has Four Bills To Address Issues With Machine Counted Ballots

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 18:00 +0000

On March 9, the House Election Law Committee held an exec session for some bills dealing with vote-counting machines. These bills are HB-1064, HB-1163, HB-1247, and HB-1470.

House Election Law Committee Chair Barbra Griffin had held these bills to the last minute so that the SB2 towns that had warrant articles to quit using machines to count votes would not be affected by the committee results.

All four will be on the calendar for the March 15, 2022, House session.

I will discuss these bills one at a time.

First, HB-1064 would require that all ballots be paper ballots and that only hand-counting would be allowed; no computers, scanners, or other electronic devices would be permitted to count votes. The public hearing was on January 13 and a large crowd of more than one hundred people attending necessitated moving the hearing to Rep’s Hall.

The exec session was on March 9 where the committee voted 20-0 to ITL the bill and place it on the consent calendar. If this bill were to pass, then the other three bills would become moot.

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HB-1163 (last year’s HB-491) would require that any ballot that an electronic ballot counting device be programmed to return a ballot if it detects an overvote.

Originally, the in-person voter would be offered an opportunity to correct such a ballot. An amendment provides that the election official instruct the voter to place the ballot in the auxiliary compartment on the side of the machine to be hand-counted after the polls close. Absentee ballots with a detected overvote would also be placed in the auxiliary compartment by the election official handling the ballot.

The amendment eliminates the concern of creating two classes of voters: those who can repair a ballot and those that cannot (absentee voters).

This bill completely eliminates machine-counted overvotes by segregating all ballots with machine-detected overvotes for hand-counting. Then all machines will report zero overvotes.

The public hearing was on February 23 and the exec session was on March 9 where the committee voted 19-1 to OTP the bill and place it on the consent calendar. This bill will make a big difference by eliminating the machine-caused overvote problem and there is no additional cost to program the machines.

If a voter actually overvotes on the ballot, it will be reviewed by human eyes to confirm. It will not affect any other potential issues with the machines, so recounts are the best way to check machine behavior. This is a very good bill and should be passed even if HB-1064 passes.

HB-1247 would require that any folded ballot (all absentee ballots) be hand-counted. This is a bit of a brute force way of trying to reduce the number of machine-counted overvotes. Not as precise as HB-1163 and won’t stop machine-counted overvotes from in-person voters. The public hearing was on February 23 and the exec session was on March 9 where the committee voted 13-7 to ITL the bill after voting 9-11 on an OTP motion. It is on the regular calendar. HB-1163 is a better bill for this.

HB-1470 would require all ballot-counting machines to be programmed to report the number of overvotes for each office or question on the ballot. This should have been done since we started using the AccuVote machines to help understand which locations on the ballot are more susceptible to overvotes, especially folds. If HB-1163 passes, then this bill is not needed. There is an incorrect statement in the Committee Report: “This bill proposes that all ballot counting devices show the number of overvotes for each race on the ballot. While this might be useful information, the vote-counting device will only produce a total count for overvotes, and will not delineate by race.” The bill was to have the machines programmed to show overvotes for each race which some other states do. A public hearing was on January 20 and an exec session on March 9 where the committee voted 20-0 to ITL the bill and place it on the consent calendar.

It will be interesting to see if the new ImageCast vote-counting machine that Milford is testing this year will be prone to finding non-existent overvotes or other irregularities. This was authorized by the Ballot Law Commission last October.

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Massachusetts Asked to Provide Peer-Reviewed Data that Informs Mask and Vaccine Policy – Reply: They Don’t Have Any

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 16:30 +0000

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently received a Freedom of Information Request. The resident was looking for any peer-reviewed document or research that informed the State’s public health policy on masks and vaccines in the Bay State.

More specifically, on children in schools.

Their response.

We don’t have any.

The Department of Public Health does not have any documents in its custody or control that are responsive to your request.



The Massachusetts Department of Health, whose guidance was used state-wide as a basis for COVID19 response policy, does not have anything in their possession that informs them or you as to the medical efficacy of any of the mandates they’ve been enforcing for the past two years.

They are also likely not in possession of any recent FDA/Pfizer documents indicating the vaccines are neither safe nor effective.


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$1.5 Trillion Doesn’t Go AS Far As It Used to …

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 15:00 +0000

These people cannot help themselves. It is not their money, so what is the problem? They are spending more than we have and more than we will make. So what? It is not theirs, and it isn’t even real. When you are talking trillions of dollars, it is just a game. Nothing is real.

We do not have a revenue problem in this country. We have a spending problem. Politicians work their butts off to get into Congress, and they spend our money to bring pet products back to their district. This play is a study in job preservation. Members of Congress are not measured by how they represent us but on what they do to grease the palms of their constituents. It has been this way for years. Years ago, these political hacks were dealing in billions. They have upped their game, and now it is trillions. Like a crack addict, nothing solves the craving.

This past week, Congress passed a $1.5 Trillion omnibus spending bill. Omnibus means a collection of bills. I am not sure that omnibus is a strong enough word to cover the 4,000 individual spending bills submitted by 535 Representatives and Senators. They barter our money on pet projects in their districts or states. To them, these projects equate to votes, the lifeblood of their existence.

Members from both parties voted for this pork-filled, bloated bill citing the need to support the humanitarian crisis caused by Putin when he invaded a sovereign neighboring country. Isn’t that so noble of them?

Of the $1.5 trillion, aid to Ukraine is a paltry $13.6 billion, or 6.4%. That is not noble but shallow, and since it is our money, probably criminal.

Let’s look at a few of the other bills of note:

  • $20 billion for Climate Resiliency Programs
  • $1.45 billion for Southern Border Response
    • None of this is for security but additional housing and more efficient processing of the illegal crossers
  • $17.2 billion for child care 
  • $726 billion for defense
  • $9.7 billion for 5K pet projects, including
    • $500K lobster pots
    • $600k greenhouses in NYC
    • $1.6M equitable growth of shellfish in RI

This bill contains more than 2,700 pages but passed within 24 hours of being printed. Five hundred thirty-five members, plus their staffs, are either speed readers or complicit in passing this bill quickly before it could attract enough attention to pose a problem with the passage. Thanks to the distraction of war in Europe, few are paying attention to a boatload of our money wasted to secure tenure for Congress.

This bill is a clear example of many of the reasons we, the people, need to reel in the Federal Government.

  • Term Limits-many of these people in Congress have made it their life’s work. Chuck Schumer, who may face a primary challenge from AOC, has 141 earmarks in the spending bill. These political careers need to be controlled 
  • Fiscal Restraint-we do not have $1.5T to spend on pork, and left to their own devices, Congress will spend us into a recession. A Balanced Budget Amendment is the only way to stop this lunacy.
  • Government Overreach-earmarks are not needed projects but Congressional payback for votes. Earmarks had stopped, but the Democrats brought them back, and both parties are abusing them.

The Convention of States and Article V in the Constitution is the only way to solve big government. The people, and the states, have to take control. You can help by going to Convention of States to sign the petition and volunteering to help. We can save this country and counter the efforts of big government to bring it down.


Cross-posted from Liberty

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Could DNC’s Latest Draft Proposal Kill NH’s First in the Nation Primary?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 13:30 +0000

The Democrat National Committee has drafted a proposal to change how they conduct primaries. In the last two Presidential contests, the DNC essentially picked the nominee, but that’s not the change they are suggesting. Not yet.


A draft resolution, obtained and corroborated by the Des Moines Register, would set new criteria for early-voting states that favor primaries over caucuses and diversity over tradition.


Iowa will probably lose its coveted early status as both a caucus because it is a caucus and…Iowa is not “diverse.”

It is 90% white which brings me to the headline.

Related: Presidential Primary Politics – If NH Is Too White to be “First,” Then We “Identify” as Black

New Hampshire is 93% white, and another feature of recent primary seasons has been the cascade of whiney libs moaning about how the Granite State is NOT diverse.

Which are the most diverse? According to this site, the honor belongs to these states.

Hawaii, California, Nevada, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Florida, New Mexico, Georgia

The least Diverse? New Hampshire is #4 behind Maine, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Related: Poll: 48 Percent of NH Democrats Prefer an Old White Guy For President

If the DNC is serious about the diversity angle, New Hampshire might be able to swing a waiver this time, but by 2028, all things being the same in the Demographic Party, that honors gone.

They seem very committed to perpetuating this fraud that they care about diversity. They do not. Ask anyone black, Hispanic, or gay who is not all in on conception t birth abortion or who thinks we should secure our borders. Or who thinks academics are more important than social justice in public schools.

But the Primary is something that both local state parties and their candidates have agreed to fight to keep.

Do the local Dems fight for a waiver. Yes, I think they do. I think Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas, Kuster, and anyone else they can wrangle do whatever they can to keep that spot on the primary calendar for the same reason Republicans would.


The Granite State’s place on the political calendar makes it a primary vacation destination. Political tourism. Our hotels fill up with reporters and pundits and pols and camp followers for the better part of a year. They wander our byways spending a fortune on gas and liquor and tobacco and in our restaurants.

There’s a lot of money on the table.

There are also meetings and parties and pressers and glad-handing and jobs on campaigns that could last months or years no matter which donkey you decide to ride. (The same is true for the elephants in the room).

And the cameras and microphones are to Live Free and Die for!

And that First in the Nation Primary thing is the only reason many Americans have heard of New Hampshire or have a vague idea of its shape.

“It’s a kind of squidgy triangle” – but do not expect anyone outside the Northeast to point it out even after googling it, especially for Democrats. We’ve got White Mountains (racist!) about our state potato is White (RACISTS!), but the state does not look white on most maps.

I know what you’re thinking, New Hampshire has a state potato?

My point is that this has nothing to do with demographics, the electorate, or even skin color. It is about power and money and influence and perception. Every other argument is donkey sh!t.

It’s about influence or at least the perception of it.

Not as many would come here if New Hampshire were pushed down the calendar into a Super Tuesday or even just out of a top three. Granite Stater’s wouldn’t get to ask every a**hole who thinks they can be president a question, but their votes might begin to count.

We might also be able to wrestle control of the Republican party away from the local a**holes who would no longer have the connections and attention afforded them by that early primary status.

Do I like the unusual amount of attention and focus, sure? We get a lot of traffic out of that. But I’d give some of that up for a shot at improving election integrity any day.

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Tell Your Reps: Why Yes, I Do Want to Die on the Hill of Women’s Sex-Based Rights

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 12:00 +0000

NH Bill HB1180, relative to state recognition of biological sex, has a very simple purpose, to give an opening for a state agency or other public entity to be able to segregate based on biological sex.

Governor Sununu has signed laws that are targeted at obliterating the differences between men and women. This bill would give state agencies the legal cover for keeping prisons segregated by sex, as well as sports and areas of intimate privacy.

As expected, the men’s rights activists are pushing back very hard, claiming that this erases transgender people. But what about women? The word “woman” has lost its meaning now that it is used to refer to men who identify as women. We are being erased and protecting what rights we have left in this state is the hill I want to die on. I am inviting you to join me.

Please contact your state reps ASAP. The vote on HB1180 by the full NH House could come as early as Tuesday, March 15.

Related: RadFems & Conservatives Agree: Protect Single-Sex Spaces

Please ask your reps to vote against the committee recommendation of Ought to Pass with Amendment, which drastically weakens the bill, and then vote Ought to Pass for the bill with the original language.

Read the testimony in support of HB1180 from the radical feminist group Women’s Liberation Front at

Read Shannon McGinley’s testimony at

Read Melissa Roth Richard’s testimony at

Watch CD1 congressional candidate Karoline Leavitt’s testimony on YouTube.

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Rochester 912 is Back!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 10:30 +0000

Jerry and Sue DeLemus will be holding a meeting of the Rochester 912 Group on Monday (Today), March 14th at 6:30 pm at the Salmon Falls Church of Christ at 336 Salmon Falls Rd East Rochester NH.

Their guest speakers tomorrow will be General Bolduc and Rochester’s mayor.  There will be a Q&A and the meeting should be finished around 8 pm.


Our 912 group was formed to educate our citizens and to give them a place to voice their concerns. We provide informative guests at each meeting made up of constitutionalists, economists, candidates, and anyone else that can help to educate our members on issues of concern. Our government has gone out of control and we intend on reigning it back within its constitutional role.

The group is made up of citizens and is nonpartisan. We urge all citizens that are concerned about the overreaching of our government to join and get active. We have a great history of wonderful speakers and we have a great group of 912r’s. Get active and join us!!!


Susan and Jerry

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Palate Cleanser – Not Thinking Things through Enough…

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 01:30 +0000

I’m off doing some other related projects for GraniteGrok so I’m not writing much today but a loyal reader sent this in for some chuckles:

Brad lives in California. He was sick of the world, of Covid-19,of Trump, Russian belligerence, China, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. In short, he was despondent.

Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. He simply couldn’t take it anymore.

Two days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Brad from the car.

A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery.

Brad is a registered California Democrat.

(H/T: Matt)

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Gas Prices Are On Biden, Not Putin

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 01:30 +0000

The Biden Administration may be the most transparent ever, but that transparency exposes how they distort the truth or outright lie to America. President Joe Biden lies to the American people, and Jen Psaki echoes his lies.

Any time Biden uses the term “let me be clear,” you can be assured that what comes next is a distortion of the truth.

Joe Biden’s energy policies harm Americans with record-high gas prices at the pump, but he is trying to blame Vladimir Putin and his unwarranted attack on Ukraine. The facts tell a different story, and unlike Biden, the facts are clear.

The chart below illustrates the constant rise in gas prices since Biden took office on January 20, 2021. This chart cuts off at $3.50/gallon, but the national average is over $4.25 and rises daily. Home heating fuel is also rising. The combination of energy and food price increases is estimated to cost the average family $3,000 in 2022. Most families do not have that extra money in their budget and will need to make cuts in spending elsewhere.

Biden took his pen to our energy independence on day one of his term. He stopped the Keystone Pipeline, not only cutting off the flow of oil from Canada but simultaneously destroying thousands of high-paying jobs. He also added restrictions that make it prohibitive for oil companies to drill on existing leased land. Biden, and the Radical Left, want to eliminate fossil-fueled vehicles and has now found in Putin a deflection for the effort. Biden is thrilled with the rise in gas prices as it accelerates his call for electric vehicle alternatives. America and Americans are not ready or wanting for that transition.

Je Psaki uses a different term to preface her lies. She is a master of making false statements to Americans in every briefing. She cannot be more insulting to the journalists she is addressing or the Americans listening. Her choice is “let me give you the facts though they may be inconvenient for you” She claims we are a net exporter of energy (lie), producing a record amount of barrels a day (lie), and that oil companies are to blame for not drilling on the thousands of land leases that exist (lie).

Biden, Harris, and Psaki are all using this gas price crisis to push the need to transition to electric vehicles. Americans cannot afford the high price of these vehicles, and the charging infrastructure is not in place. The batteries for these vehicles use Cobalt and Nickel from China and Ukraine, respectively. Future supply problems for those elements are obvious.

Americans are resilient and will make sacrifices for a just cause. If the increase in gas prices were due to the Ukraine conflict and banning oil from Russia, they would pay the price. But knowing that this crisis is because of more mismanagement by Biden and his administration is angering the American public. Already tired, frustrated and stressed from two years of COVID, America needed relief, not Biden incompetence.

Congress and Governors show signs of stopping Biden’s miscues and taking steps to legislate around his policies. This effort has to work and deserves our support. Biden is not only out of control but is inflicting harm on this country and has to be stopped. That is clear and an inconvenient fact, period.


Ray Cardello writes at GraniteGrok and The Liberty

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Budget, Not Ransom!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-14 00:00 +0000

The other day, I posted a pamphlet that I handed out at my town’s annual school district meeting.  If you haven’t seen it, you should probably read it before continuing, to provide context for what follows.

As indicated there, after the school board presented its explanation for the amount it was demanding, I made a motion to amend the amount from $1.7 million to $800 thousand and explained why that was a reasonable amount, based on the information in the pamphlet.

After some spirited debate, the amendment was accepted; and after some more debate, the amended article passed.  So now, for the first time ever, our school board has a budget to work with, instead of a ransom to collect.

It turns out that once people see the difference between the two models of school funding, there is considerable support for moving from a ransom-based approach to a budget-based approach.

There will certainly be challenges for the school board to overcome — including recasting the new budget in terms that the Department of Revenue Administration will accept, and some possible legal challenges from residents who skipped the meeting — but we are fortunate to have a board that is choosing to embrace the challenges, rather than try to find ways to evade them.

Because the budget is low enough to make it impossible to just continue business as usual (trim a little here, add a little more there), the members of the board are empowered to actually search for the best way to educate the students in the district without fleecing the taxpayers.  And they are excited about that.

This will also make school board meetings much more interesting for residents to attend, since they will be about looking for creative solutions — many of which may involve residents volunteering to help out with younger kids — rather than about trying (and usually failing) to contain the usual incremental bloat.

But however this turns out, I think it’s safe to say that no one in my town will ever again think:  It doesn’t matter whether or not I go to the annual school district meeting.

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Are the WEF and the Biden Administration the Ones That Want This War?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 22:30 +0000

Yesterday Project Syndicate published a George Soros op-ed Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III. Within it Soros suggests it is Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin that are heading us all into a World War III.

Therefore, Xi and Putin should be removed from power to avoid destroying our civilization.

Whatever Soros wants, we should be concerned that it won’t be for America’s good, and I think we can easily see through George’s piece of propaganda to find cui bono – it benefits the WEF.

I’m sympathetic toward both the people of Ukraine and Russia for their losses with this tragic warfare; but I wonder if those who are rooting for Ukraine to beat Russia, or for US/NATO to engage Russia realize Zelensky is loyal to WEF’s Klaus Schwab, as are Soros, Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland, Janice Arden, Christine Lagarde, Kristalina Georgieva, Al Gore, and many more easily recognized names.

For the few WEF names I’ve listed we’ve already seen their destructive governing behaviors during the COVID Plandemic, pushing Climate Change, and destroying EU members’ economies, so we should really be concerned anytime Soros or the WEF are trying to save our civilization.

The WEF pulls the puppet strings of Ukraine and the EU, which includes many of the NATO countries, and now it seems they control Biden’s administration, but they do not control Russia and China — that’s why Soros wants Putin and Xi removed from power; they probably have a puppet waiting in the wings.

It should be widely known that Trump, Putin, and Xi do not support WEF’s Great Reset and Agenda 2030; one can get the gist of it from their speeches at past Davos meetings. The WEF must have the USA, Russia, and China on board to achieve their Great Reset and march toward Agenda 2030 or else it will collapse.

Just prior to Putin’s advance into Ukraine, VP Kamala Harris was in Munich talking about admitting Ukraine into NATO, which probably was intended to trigger Putin into invading Ukraine; although it’s been reported that Ukraine was about to attack the Donbas region and so Putin moved first to prevent said attack.

It seems to me that Biden’s administration was practically begging Putin to invade Ukraine. Recently Secretary Blinken surprised Poland with a ‘green light’ to commit an act of war with Russia. Thankfully Poland called him out on it and put the ball squarely back into his court, and then the DoD’s spokesperson rescued us from disaster. Evidently, our State Dept and DoD aren’t on the same page; I hope the DoD will continue to avoid getting us involved in a war with Russia.

It seems obvious to me the WEF and likely the Biden’s administration are the ones that want this war to go on to implement the Great Reset, and trying to distract Americans from their utterly dismal failures prior to our mid-term elections, respectively. After all, both of these groups are desperately trying to hold onto power right now. Therefore, it seems to me that US/NATO/WEF are using the Zelenskyy regime to fight a proxy war with Russia. Who’s really the bad guy here?

Lastly, I’ll end on a somewhat positive note with some quotes from this recent article First Global War, Then Global Revolution? By J.B. Shurk at American Thinker:

Global wars tend to establish prominent markers separating human history as it was from what it became. Societies change. New ideas take hold. Economies transform. And rebellions always rise against the old, established orders that delivered misery and carnage on such a grand scale.

However this lethal battle among Great Reset Western internationalism, Chinese communism, and Russian expansionism plays out, the old power structures will inevitably set in motion their own demise.

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Who Knew: Foreign Oil Doesn’t Emit Greenhouse Gasses!

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 21:00 +0000

DC Circus’ ring leader, Slo Joe Biden, has quite a problem on his hands. He kneecapped the domestic fossil fuel industry while Democrats in Congress told Oil CEOs to commit to annual production cuts.

The purpose of all of that is to reduce emissions. You know, so-called CO2 or greenhouse gases that are doing something that requires us to embrace economic Marxism.

Slo Joe cut production, and Congress leveraged political power and intimidation to cut more and gas prices rose. That’s always been the goal. Obama admitted it, as have many others on the Left. We need fuel prices up around 8-10$/gallon.

Gas prices are rising, so what does Biden do?

Related: ICYMI- It’s Not Putin’s “Price Hike” – It’s Joe Biden’s (And Here’s the Proof!)

He blames the oil companies he “sanctioned” by blocking mining permits and blames Putin after he chokes Russian oil we didn’t need when Trump was President and then begs other foreign nations to increase production.

Is the goal to reduce emissions or offshore them?

Or would Jen Psaki like to circle back around and explain how the extraction, transportation, shipping, delivery, and refining of foreign oil doesn’t emit greenhouse gasses?

You probably can’t ask Joe, he’s busy taking a nap, but you might be able to tweak a member of Congress.

Maybe they can explain it.

Why is it better to send US dollars to places like Venezuela and Iran or even Saudi Arabia than keep it in the hands of Americans who need it and jobs (to combat inflation, for example?).

All things being the same, wouldn’t you rather tax increased domestic production to help pay for the trillions you are spending?

And, let’s not forget: how doesn’t foreign oil, which is more carbon-intensive to get to the US than domestic product, produce fewer emissions than American crude?



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A Night Away From The Real World

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 19:30 +0000

I am suffering from news overload. I have been sleeping little and watching war too much. Ukraine is like a car crash you cannot avert your eyes from. I have been glued to the reports of Benjamin Hall, Trey Yingst, and Mike Tobin. These three men are not human.

They seem to be working 24/7, much like President Zelenskyy.

It is like they are afraid if they close their eyes to rest, they might miss that moment in history they yearn to cover I have witnessed every global conflict since Vietnam, but none have ever been seen from the side of the hunted. It is a perspective that leaves you in awe at how others can treat people when without a soul. It is sad but addicting. Tonight I had to pull away to cleanse my mind. It sounds trite but tonight was about golf, my final frontier in sport.

I say the final frontier because I have given up on all of the other sports I grew up playing, watching, and loving. Egos taint all professional sports. Team sports are no longer about a team but more about a group of individuals who happen to wear the same uniform. The twenty-year run for the Patriots may be an exception but not enough to let me overlook the $50 Million a year contract signed this week by Aaron Rodgers. There is such a thing as too much money, and that from a capitalist.

Golf is not about the team but individual. Yes, there is the Ryder Cup and the President’s Cup, but week in and out, it is about the lone golfer vying to be the best that week. The PGA has become so stocked with incredible players that anyone can win on any weekend. It makes it fun and keeps it interesting.

There have been times when I got caught up in one player’s domination of the rest. The year that Jordan Speith had in 2015 will keep me a fan whether or not he ever wins another tournament. He was that good and better still, he still seems to be a better person than a golfer. He is a rarity

Then there is Tiger. Tiger was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame tonight. Tiger is why I had to take a respite from the battle this evening. I don’t look up to Tiger the man, for he is flawed. But Tiger is a man, and men are imperfect. I’m not too fond of some of Tiger’s things in his life, but that is not the side of him I admire. Tiger, the golfer, is the man I am glad I lived to witness for the last twenty-five years. Tiger did not play golf. He mastered golf and transformed the game.

There are times when I need a break from reality, so I’ll go to YouTube and watch highlights of Tiger Woods. I cannot tell you how many times I watched his putt on the 17th at TPC, but I will watch it many more times. It was better than most. It was fitting that Tom Brady made a video tribute to Tiger during the HOF ceremony. The GOAT from football pays homage to the GOAT of golf. These two deserve to share the title of The Greatest of All Time. They were both better than most.

Sport does not have the same importance in my life as it used to occupy. It used to be a driving force, but much of sport drove me away. That is sad, but growing up watching the careers of these two phenomenal athletes has given me enough thrills for a lifetime. You can never say there will never be anyone better, for that is what they said about Nicklaus and Montana. These two, however, may live out their lives never being supplanted by a newer and better Goat. I think these two own the term. It may have been invented with them in mind.

Tiger cried as his Daughter, Sam, presented him to the Hall. I, too, shed a tear, for greatness and excellence is far too rare today. Tonight, they were both on stage embodied in one great golfer, Tiger Woods.


Ray Cardello writes at GraniteGrok and The Liberty

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A Simple Question For Our Intrepid “Inflation-Hawks”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 18:00 +0000

There is no question that the policies of the Biden-Regime are inflationary … indeed hyper-inflationary. Both of the GOP-Establishment candidates for U.S. Senate are running as “Inflation-Hawks”:

The seeds of the inflation were planted in 2020, however, by Lockdown-Governors, including Chris Sununu, who essentially shut down the United States economy in response to COVID … supposedly because that’s what “the science” said to do, but in reality in order to wreck the economy and thereby wreck Trump’s reelection.

The federal government responded to the Lockdown-Governors shuttering the economy by engaging in massive deficit spending in an attempt to mitigate the effects of shutting down most of our economy. This massive deficit spending is contributing to the inflation we are suffering under today.

The simple question I have for our “Inflation-Hawks” is this: Did you oppose the lockdowns … or did you support the lockdowns and the corresponding massive deficit spending?

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Russia, Boycotts, and Sports

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 16:30 +0000

So Chinese dictator Xi Jinping asked Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to hold off on invading Ukraine until after Beijing’s Winter Olympics. Putin generously postponed the bloodshed to accommodate his Communist buddy’s request.

Interestingly, Russian tanks subsequently got bogged down in March mud that was frozen in February.

Xi owes Vlad bigtime on this one.

Also interestingly, in 2014 Russia waited until after the February conclusion of its 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics before invading and taking Crimea away from Ukraine. What’s past is prologue.

In the wake of Russia’s horrendously bloody 2022 Ukrainian invasion, sanctions and boycotts of all sorts were imposed on Moscow. These will cause much pain. Time will tell how effective they’ll be. But sanctions don’t impact dictators as much as many wish.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein laughed off sanctions that targeted his regime. Until such time as the dictators themselves actually go hungry, they’re apt to thumb their noses. At least until their natives get very restless.

So what about the numerous Russian sports sanctions now in place? Consider the decision of FIFA and UEFA to suspend Russian national and club soccer teams from all international competition “until further notice.” Ouch! Or as Putin might say, Ой! (Oy!)

Those favoring such sanctions ask how we can possibly conduct business as usual with such countries. Germany’s 1936 “Nazi” Olympic example is often cited as a cautionary tale, the lesson from which being that we should not bestow legitimacy upon bestial regimes.

Those 1936 Berlin Olympics were cited by President Jimmy Carter in 1980 when he declared a boycott of Moscow’s Summer Olympics. A Soviet invasion of Afghanistan made business as usual impossible.

(Although the 1980s Lake Placid Winter Games did take place that February, the highlight of which was the American ice hockey win over the Soviets. “Do you believe in miracles? YES!”)

While athletes who’d trained and chased Olympic dreams for years were embittered by Carter’s 1980 decision, most folks understood and supported his actions. Over 60 other nations joined the boycott. But there were consequences, such as Soviet payback in 1984 when the Russians and their satellites boycotted the Los Angeles Olympics. The Soviets cited security concerns and American “chauvinistic sentiments” that whipped up an “anti-Soviet hysteria” in the U.S.


The only east bloc country to buck the Soviets in 1984 was Ukraine’s neighbor Romania, whose athletes received a thunderous ovation when they marched into the L.A. Coliseum. Interestingly, the athletes from Communist China received a similarly warm American reception as they marched into their first-ever Olympic competition.

(At the time Ukraine was an unhappy member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It broke free at the end of 1991 when the USSR imploded.)

Will Russians participate in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics? Time will tell. Athletics greatly enrich the human experience while connecting cultures so the sports world is much poorer when innocent athletes can’t compete due to world politics.

While the biggest victims of Russian aggression are obviously the Ukrainians, the Russian people are also needlessly suffering in many ways—including innocent Russian athletes. A united front by those Russian athletes would matter. But it takes a lot more courage to protest by “taking a knee” in Russia than it does in America.

Still, could high-profile Russian sports heroes assert themselves and change the world?

Do you believe in miracles?



State Rep. Mike Moffett of Loudon is a former professor and retired Marine Corps officer

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Ask NH Reps to Vote to Protect Everyone’s Freedom of Speech

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-03-13 15:00 +0000

New Hampshire bill HB1625, the Sidewalk Free Speech Act, is scheduled to be voted on by the full NH House this week. The Act would repeal the unconstitutional buffer zone law which allows private abortion businesses to designate up to 25 feet of the public sidewalk and street as no-free-speech zones where even silent prayer is not allowed.

Related: Don’t Give Private Abortion Businesses Control of Public Sidewalks

Virtually all the Democrat state reps are expected to vote against the bill because they do not value our civil liberties. And there may not be enough Republicans who value our civil liberties either to overcome the lack of support from the Democrats.

What can you do? Contact your reps and ask them to vote to overturn the Inexpedient to Legislate recommendation from the committee and then vote Ought to Pass on HB1625.

Tell them that this is not just about protecting the speech of people who pray and do outreach on the public sidewalks outside abortion facilities. It is about everyone’s freedom of speech. Because if the state can take it away from one group of people, they can take it away from everyone.

Thank you to Cornerstone for lobbying for HB1625, Ellen Kolb of Leaven for the Loaf for excellent coverage of the buffer zone law and repeal efforts, and NH Liberty Alliance for endorsing repeal of the buffer zone law.

Learn more about the buffer zone law and HB1625 at

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