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Vol.XIII • No.XLVII

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Women & Citizenship- How The Italian Law Addresses Discrimination

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 07:08 +0000

The concept of dual citizenship and a second passport is more popular than ever. Thousands of Americans look to relocate to other countries to follow this trend. The inclination is high for destinations with citizenship by descent option, and Italy takes the front seat. You can claim your rights through the Jure Sanguinis process that lets you land in Italy and start afresh with your family. The process is pretty straightforward as you have to gather the relevant documents and apply at your local consulate. You can expect a favorable outcome within a year if you have valid evidence and paperwork.

But things can get complicated if you have a woman in your ancestral line because the Italian citizenship law has a discriminatory stance against women. You cannot apply through the consulate process, but you will have to take the legal route to file a claim. Thankfully, the new option has addressed the concern, and you can read a detailed guide on Bersani Law Firm’s website to know more about it. We have a short explanation of the measures the country has taken to resolve discrimination and balance things.

Exceptions for maternal line citizenship claims

Italian citizenship by descent covers people with ancestral roots in the country. You can be eligible if your parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents are Italians. They must have held citizenship after the unification of Italy in 1861. Also, they shouldn’t have given it up by naturalization in another country until the birth of their child next in the Italian lineage. But there is an exception to these eligibility criteria if your ancestor is a female. You cannot apply through Jure Sanguinis if the woman ascendant gave birth before 1948. It is because Italian women couldn’t pass on their citizenship rights to their children before this year. The discrimination in Italian law is evident, and the government realized it.

The 1948 Rule to address discrimination

When addressing citizenship discrimination against women, Italy has a tangible measure to set things on track. It came up with the 1948 Rule to enable people with a maternal bloodline to claim citizenship rights. It means you need not worry about the Jure Sanguinis eligibility norms anymore. You can apply even if you have a female relative who gave birth before 1948. But things will differ a bit with the application process. Instead of the conventional administrative route through a consulate, you have to apply through a judicial process with the Italian court. While things may sound complex, they are actually simple and straightforward.

Following the court route

It is still easy to think that the court route works against people applying through female ancestors. But you will realize that you may be in a better place once you understand how the process works. It is quite similar to the consulate route from the documentation perspective. You have to gather documents to prove your ancestral roots in Italy, just like you would with the Jure Sanguinis process. The only difference is that you have to apply and submit them to the Roman court rather than the local consulate. The best part is that you need not fly down to Italy for the hearing. Your lawyer can represent you and handle the proceedings on your behalf.

Expert assistance is a must

At this stage, you will realize that expert assistance is a must to go ahead with a 1948 Case. Dealing with the judiciary requires a good understanding of the law, and you cannot manage without a lawyer. Hiring an Italian expert becomes even more vital because you need someone who knows the nitty-gritty of the local laws. Moreover, they can cover you up in your absence, and you need not spend a fortune on travel expenses. You can also rely on a local lawyer to help you with the procurement of documents to be presented in court. Make sure you get someone with expertise and experience in the 1948 cases to get an advantage. Provide them with a power of attorney and the relevant documents, and you are good to go.

Although the Italian citizenship law was initially unfavorable towards women, things have changed down the line. The 1948 Rule has emerged as a savior for people looking to apply through maternal lineage. If you understand the rule well enough, you need not worry about the discriminatory law anymore. Collaborating with a citizenship expert is an extra step that takes you ahead of the concerns and enables you to claim your right.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Loudon County Virginia Parents File for Removal of School Board Chair

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 02:30 +0000

Loudon County Virginia Schools are about as #woke as they come, and that School board could care less how parents feel about that. But the School Board Chair’s time may be up. Parents have filed to have her removed.

 

“As Chairwoman, Brenda Sheridan has overseen and personally contributed to a complete breakdown in trust between the community and the Loudoun County School Board. From violating open meetings law to ignoring the school board’s code of conduct to neglecting to keep our children safe, all for her activist causes, Sheridan has been nothing short of a disaster as the so-called leader of Loudoun County Public Schools.”

 

Sheridan was an active member of a Facebook group we reported on back in March. Its purpose was to coordinate the intimidation of parents and teachers who opposed CRT. It even had an enemies list. The group’s existence was made public, and the already shaky relationship between the board and the community fell apart almost overnight.

By which I mean parents mobilized to take back THEIR School Board.

Sheridan and the Board were having none of it, but things have not gone well in Wokeistan. The board has repeatedly made national news, and not in a good way. The most recent event was the coverup of rape in the girl’s school bathroom by a cross-dressing boy who claimed to be trans.

It sounds like a recall election is the path to replacing her, but there are other interested parties. According to Legal Insurrection, Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General has taken an interest in the situation. Once in office credible charges of “open meetings law to ignoring the school board’s code of conduct” could be enough to drive her out, though I doubt she’ll go quietly, which is excellent news.

She’s a zealot. From here on out the more, she digs in, the worse it will look for the radical Marxist movement she champions.

That’s a victory for parents everywhere.

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Iran-Backed Group Biden Took off Terror List Just Raided the US Embassy in Yemen

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 01:00 +0000

One of the earliest foreign policy failures of the Biden Administration involved Yemen. Shortly after getting his but settled into the seat behind the Resolute desk, “Biden” took Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group off the list of recognized terror groups. They thanked him by bombing an airport.

The Biden administration’s thinking was that they would be unable to get humanitarian aid and might starve.

I guess they figured it out because the same group was so well-fed they had the strength to raid the US Embassy in Yemen and have taken hostages.

 

A group of Houthi rebels reportedly stormed the U.S. compound on Wednesday seeking “large quantities of equipment and materials,” according to regional reports translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The raid comes just five days after the Houthis kidnapped Yemeni nationals who work for the U.S. embassy. “The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from one of the employee’s private residences in Sana’a on November 5,” according to MEMRI. At least 22 other Yemenis were kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks, “most of whom worked on the security staff guarding the embassy grounds,” according to MEMRI.

 

Mr. Biden, Call from Jimmy Carter. Would you please pick up the nearest courtesy phone? No, it’s not as bad as that. It looks like operations were suspended in 2015, but the “embassy” is still technically US diplomatic property, and there are local staffers and personnel on-site. Those are the hostages.

Related: Foreign Policy – Group Bombs Airport After Biden Removes Them From Terror List

There’s a rumor that this might further inflame relations between the US and Iran.

Gee, do you think that was the point?

They watched Sleepy Joe F-Up Afghanistan. He’s neither capable nor surrounded by anyone who is. If you’re a saber-rattling Middle Eastern Theocracy and the world’s number one sponsor of terror – with a goal or regional hegemony – the US doesn’t get much weaker than this.

All bad news, but it is even worse under Biden. He’s shutting down domestic energy production. When the price of oil and gas went up, he asked OPEC and the Saudis to increase production instead of letting Americans get paid to do the same thing.

Trump got us out of that trap, but thanks to Democrats, we’re technically dependent on the region for oil again.

What a bunch of  a**holes.

 

 

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Career Politicians and the modern Democrat Party in the USA

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 23:30 +0000

I do my best to be a non-partisan writer when it comes to politics, but at some point, one must stand for reason, justice, and reality. We can only spin ourselves into a fictional state of being for so long before it becomes exceedingly dangerous to ignore what is happening on our planet.

The illustrious paper that is the Washington Post on Saturday featured an essay from Jennifer Rubin calling for “the media” to “stop treating Republicans like normal politicians.”

This from a publication whose motto is “democracy dies in darkness.” A cute alliteration that is ultimately quite frightening, But such trash has become the norm.

WaPo, as it is affectionately known, has become a silo of regressive liberalism. The DC-based editorial team believes that printing hyper-liberal heavily-partisan political attacks in a newspaper with a diminishing degree of respect nationally and hardly any international relevance is somehow a good idea. It is not.

Now, it is understandable that the directors of a newspaper in the heart of a city wielding impressive power over the planet might think highly of themselves. It is not a paper to which most Americans turn for wisdom or insight into current affairs.

Although the Post purports to reflect reality and, by all accounts, carries itself as a legitimate source of news, its published articles have approached The Onion and Babylon Bee in their degree of ridiculousness.

For a well-grounded and serious person, who conducts themselves in a manner dignified of a Western liberal republic, Jennifer Rubin’s words are a stain on respectable culture.

We want to thank Kensley Vittoria for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
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That is the crux of the issue – by and large. Americans have lost an understanding of dignity and culture.

Some Americans might pride themselves on having minimal culture – of being uncultured. Others might consider themselves so highly cultured and classed that it would bring a level-headed person to nausea. What kind of country carries itself on the world stage with such clownishness that long-established newspapers of supposed repute would print such nonsense?

To answer this question, one should look no further than the modern Democrat Party in the United States.

Despite calling themselves democrats, this political party has proven to be entirely at odds with its own name. Democracy, as a concept, entails rule by the people. Given a political system where democracy is strong, a large number of people would be provided an opportunity to participate in the political process. Yet, the Democrat Party of 2021 is strikingly just the opposite.

Leading today’s Democrat Party in the USA, we see several politicians who have made their entire career as politicians. This is indicative of an authoritarian or totalitarian government.

Nancy Pelosi, first elected to a political position in 1987, has served for 34 years.

Jerry Nadler began his political career at the New York State Assembly in 1976 and has been in political office for 45 years.

First elected to an office of power in 1974, Chuck Schumer has served in American politics for 47 years.

Joe Biden has served in political office since 1970 — that’s 52 years. Together, these four individuals hold some of the strongest positions of power in the American government. Yet, they have arguably the least experience in living and working in American society. This is a recipe for disastrous corruption, and we are witnessing this disaster in real-time.

The vision of a well-functioning republic, the initial form of government intended for the United States of America, was that political representatives would serve a term or two as elected representatives and then return to their career and trade.

A political system where being a politician is considered a career is doomed to totalitarianism and authoritarianism, the very political structures that the idea of democracy is intended to prevent.

Democrats speaking of the structure of a government should realize that democracy is a style of governance. It’s essential to understand this point. The form of the American government is that of a federal constitutional republic. That’s not to say that it isn’t a democracy. It’s not a political statement. It is an understanding of what the country is. Democracy is the way politics is supposed to be, the way we wish it were practiced.

This brings us back to what the United States is today.

It is still a federal constitutional republic, and the ruling party is the Democrat Party. The leaders of this party have become inexplicably corrupt by their tenures in power. They cannot understand what it’s like to work a real job. They’ve always been elected representatives unable to reflect their own constituents accurately.

They have consistently enacted policies that are entirely and totally anti-democratic. A close look at the policies coming out of the Democrat Party might reveal that this party, in its present state, has become a party that champions National Socialism.

What is National Socialism? A simple internet search would turn up an interesting definition, including a disdain for liberal democracy and the parliamentary process, antisemitism, scientific racism, and the use of eugenics.

We should consider these traits of this ideology closely, regardless of its name.

All four of these traits are strikingly evident in the policies implemented since Joe Biden entered the White House as President.

This administration has overseen violent political warfare that has led to its political opponents being jailed on the premise of their peaceful demonstrations on January 6 at the Capitol.

They have completely ignored all attempts at political negotiation and practically rammed through Congress a radical social and fiscal agenda.

Members of this party have been vehemently anti-Semitic.

Their rhetoric relies overwhelmingly on accusing any critics of their agenda as racists.

This party has championed calls to destroy peoples’ lives based on their race.

To top it off, their central political policy revolves around maintaining a dictatorial stance on public health in a way that screams of eugenics. The real effect of the coronavirus project is the creation of a new class of people who proponents of this plan intend to treat as an underclass and potentially even a target for genocide.

The modern Democrat Party in the United States of America has fallen decisively into National Socialism whether they intended to or not.

For years, they accused Donald Trump’s administration of being fascist and Nazi, even though the Trump administration was, by all appearances, run in a very meritocratic way. Trump’s social policy gave a high degree of freedom to State-level governors in enacting policy.

This was, in practice, far more federalist than fascist. Often, in reality, when one accuses another of being a certain way out of spite, the one doing the accusing is the one who more accurately portrays the accusation. In this case, it has become a reality.

The Democrat Party has been taken over by career politicians hell-bent on practicing National Socialism. This is dangerously compromising towards everything the United States has stood for historically.

Do you know what National Socialism was called in Germany circa 1940?

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Are the Treehugger Eco-Socialists Having the Sads as They Realize Most People Really Don’t Care?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 22:00 +0000

Most folks involved heavily in the Environmental movement always seem to give off this aura that they are the Holy Priests trying to restore the Holy Grounds that the rest of us have desanctified by not believing as they do.

That GAIA comes first, that we must sacrifice our wants, desires, and standards of living such that THEY will feel better about their missionary struggles. As well, I’ve watched them move from Individuals making the difference to, more and more, demanding that Government (with its monopoly of Force) mandate the behaviors THEY want to see others adopt (er, forced into). Yes, prostrating yourself in front of their Altar of Sustainability has a brand new meaning when it is Government jackboots and guns standing behind you.  But they’ll feel good about themselves that the rest of us will have come to “their salvation” (like Obama once said).

Poor Lloyd had a conniption fit in this post (“Many Care About Climate Change, But Most Don’t Want to Do Much About It“) as the truth bit him in his posterior:

…”The most favored actions that follow – stopping deforestation, protecting species, energy efficiency in buildings, banning the use of polluting substances in agriculture – are all solutions that do not require effort on the part of individuals. In direct contrast, the ‘less popular’ solutions are those that imply a direct impact on citizens’ lifestyle: using public transport vs cars, reducing air travel, raising the price of products that fail to respect environmental criteria, and reducing meat consumption.”

In other words, they really don’t want to give anything up. If someone else will stop deforestation and protect endangered species, that’s great, but don’t ask me to reduce my meat consumption—even though that would help stop deforestation and protect endangered species.

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Rivière calls for governments to take the lead, even if it means implementing unpopular measures. Would this ever happen?

Reading the entire article, as always, gives a better nuance but it is clear that both Lloyd and most of the Enviro-Socialists would have no problem in Government ramrodding this down our throats (just like NH school boards, and others around the US, are trying to ram Critical Race Theory down our kid’s throats – and Parents are rebelling) to force compliance. They will have to – most of us don’t share their concern.

 

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Heh!  I’ve been telling them this for years (slightly edited, emphasis mine here)!

So, the poll states exactly what I’ve said for a long time here – most folks here really don’t share the same outlook as those out there.

E.g., THers are out of step with most of the rest of us.

The problem is that the Enviro-movement has done this to itself. 50 years of Doomsday predictions that were coupled with the “this must be on a war footing” have proven to be silly, stupid, and wrong-headed. You’ve cried wolf for far too long and often and have made mountains out of relatively small molehills.

Sure, large issues to you but not to those outside of TH. TH-ers and similar folks demanding that Government make life rather uncomfortable for others forget that the others have a vote in this as well and you’re seeing that they aren’t voting with you.

And you double down even as the “leaders” give you lip service knowing that the majority of voters don’t want all the reductions in their lifestyles y’all are demanding.

C’est la, folks!

And they are ticked, TICKED I tell you, that we all refuse to pay their penance and don sackcloth for attire and sit and throw ashes into the air to publicly proclaim our collective guilt.  They grow horrified that we refuse to give up what they consider outlandish consumerism (even the middle class) on our part; remember, Lloyd is a believer (as a bona fide “intellectual” professor) in that “Eat the Rich” is a wonderful idea.

And I did get some agreement from another commenter: Bob from New Zealand (again, emphasis mine):

“You’ve cried wolf for far too long and often and have made mountains out of relatively small molehills.”

It’s very rare that I agree with GG over anything. But in this case, I completely agree. It’s like the Environmental movement collectivity don’t understand the concept of truth and credibility.

People are not going to take advice from people who they think, rightly or wrongly, are lying to them.

They were, and still are, at COP26, “last change to change the world” – what again – COP21 was the last chance – as was COP22 and so will COP27.

This environmental problem is not going to result in the end of the human race or the end of civilization so why do they keep on banging on about it. Why do they think anybody will listen to anything they say when there is not one gram of scientific evident to support it?

Heh! I had to correct him, slightly, and then add in why the “cry wolf” bit doesn’t fly:

Actually, Bob, while we have had our “to dos” on some things, we’re more on the same page than not.

And yes, the human race, the most adaptable species in the world, will adapt as climate changes in the future just as we have in the past. It’s what we do. And overbearing Government, falling to the Great Mind Fallacy, won’t help – it will make any adaptations too rigid, one size fits all, inefficient, and unaffordable.

It’s why “they” never say they’re sorry – they just say that the right people haven’t implemented it correctly.

The problem is that most of the Eco-Socialists always presume a status quo that they can manipulate. Yet, over the 120 years they’ve tried it, they keep failing to see that others re-adapt to their strictures in ways they didn’t think of.

And they get madder still.  And now they’re getting the worst response possible. No, not agreement, and no, not direct opposition.

They’re getting ignored.  And that’s the worst cut at all. That all of the fulminations they’ve spewed, the Leftist media supporting this foolferall nuttiness, have gone for naught.

Their “perfect” is the enemy of the rest of us’s “good enough” – or is it the other way around?

Here in the US, by almost any measure, the environment is cleaner and more restored than in any other country (based on relative starting points). We lead the world in decreasing emissions and our lands are getting cleaner. Perfect (especially by their definitions)?

No, but few are willing to become the self-abasing monks they desire us to be with respect to lifestyles and living conditions. We’ve moved from open fires with wood and dried dung to coal to kerosene and whale oil to electricity via coal to that by nuclear and natural gas (sticking to dispatchable sources for now). Dirt and filth in the streets are mostly gone and in the case of my State, New Hampshire, more forested than at any time since colonization (and now, that’s not a bad word in my vocabulary).

Yes, I like my modern middle-class lifestyle which, in many ways, is far superior to that of Kings in the past. Nor do I envy the top 0.1% of their conveniences as well – I am not driven by Envy like most Socialists are (“If I can’t have it, NO ONE CAN”).

But it is nice to see that they got a bit of comeuppance in realizing they are much in the minority compared to the rest of us.

The problem is that they are much louder (and vulgar) and willing to move the Government into their camp than the rest of us.

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BCRC November Meeting – Resolution: Investigation into the October Executive Council Arrests, Therese Grinnell

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 20:30 +0000

Wednesday was the November meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee held at the Gilford Public Library. There were the normal “reports” (not recorded),

The Belknap County Republican Committee, under its new Leadership / Executive Committee, has become much more politically activist. No longer a “go along, get along” and just minding its own business (as under the previous long term and moribund administration), it has realized it is a political entity to get things DONE that is of importance to its membership.

Imagine that! Representing its constituency instead of assuming that it is the end all be all!

Wednesday night was something that I had never seen done in the years I’ve known about the BCRC – taking an activist bent on passing Resolutions that speak to relevant issues of the day regardless of what the “higher-ups” would think.

This is about the second Resolution – that concerning the arrests during the NH Executive Council meeting when it was debating whether or not to accept Federal money (with anti-sovereignty “strings attached”) was debated – Resolution: Investigation into the October Executive Council Arrests, Therese Grinnell.

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As Joe Kenney represents much of Belknap County, his name was mentioned a number of times during the meeting – not exactly in glowing terms. Especially since he reversed his NO vote at the latest EC meeting

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How Long before Experimental Vaccine Is Mandated for Kids in Public Schools?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 19:00 +0000

In a surprise vote reversing an earlier decision, the NH Executive Council decided Wednesday to accept $22.5 million in federal vaccination funds, part of which is intended to make coronavirus shots widely available for children 5-11.

How long before this turns into mandating shots for kids in order to attend public schools that receive federal funding?

Our healthcare workers find themselves in that bind now.

Taiwan announced this week it is halting second-dose Pfizer shots for kids 12-17, out of concern for the adverse effect of myocarditis – that is inflammation of the heart that can cause dysfunction of the organ. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have confirmed 1,031 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis, following Covid-19 jabs.

We want to thank Priscilla Morrill for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
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Last month, the FDA was still weighing the risk of the Pfizer shot causing heart problems in children, even though children are at little risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. In their deliberations, the FDA looked at outcomes generated by modeling technology. One of the concerns was the potential risks of youth spreading the infection to others if they don’t get a shot.

I find this puzzling since advocates of these vaccines admit low or waning efficacy in their ability to slow the spread.

Now, just a month later, the CDC has given its OK for 5- to 11-year-olds to receive the Pfizer serum following FDA emergency use authorization.  What changed between last month and this month that convinces officials at the FDA and CDC that it is safe?

The answer is Nothing.

They don’t really know. Guiding public health through scientific modeling is fraught with pitfalls.

If you watch the video of an FDA advisory committee meeting on this topic from last month, you’ll hear one of its members say, “We’re never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is unless we start giving it…” To hear these comments in context, tune to 6:50:00.

This amounts to public health by trial and error. And as we’ve seen in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries, the errors are seldom acknowledged, the experiments continue, and injuries are ignored.

The information provided by Pfizer about its clinical trials in the 5-11 age group is “not a lot to go on,” according to a September statement made by the director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

If there’s not a lot of information to go on, how can any of us be sure it is safe for kids?

New Hampshire’s Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee still needs to approve the move to accept the vaccination funds. It is expected to take up the issue at its meeting on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in Room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

RebuildNH is calling on those who oppose approval to make their voices heard in person and by emailing Fiscal Committee members.

How can New Hampshire agree to take more money to push an experimental shot from an administration bent on mandating it, even to the point of pushing frontline workers and others out of their jobs? What will this mean for our public schools in the days ahead?

This latest Executive Council vote to accept the $22.5 million has been described as a bipartisan compromise, in which New Hampshire states its opposition to vaccine mandates. But the caveat is legally meaningless since it is nonbinding.

Legislators can’t have it both ways. Money from the feds always comes with strings attached.

Do we want those strings attached to our kids?

 

Priscilla Morrill has more than 12 years of journalism experience covering the Monadnock region, New Hampshire’s presidential primary and state politics.

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Average New Hampshire Citizens Support Independence

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2021-11-14 17:18 +0000

Since I haven't seen any real changes over the past few decades and have only seen the worsening over reach and monetary influence of the federal government, I'd like the chance to vote on our ability to peacefully leave the union. It no longer supports my values or the American constitution. I want NH to be free again. 

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WaPo Retracts – Edits Two Stories, Write’s Russian Collusion Obituary

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 16:00 +0000

After years of buying and selling the lie and the damage done, the Washington Post has written a “Post” Mortem on Collusion. It has edited two stories and published an explanation about the need to make changes to past reporting.

It is an unusual move. A Major Trump-Hating, Collusion peddling Democrat media mouthpiece is stepping away after years of proudly shining light on a lie.

Wassup?

John Durham’s most recent indictment has exposed more of the Russian Collusion hoax. Igor Danchenko’s source was not Russian. They were not Kremlin insiders. It was a Democrat operative with ties to Hillary Clinton.

And now WaPo wants to wash its hands. The Mia Culpa is not brief (subscription not required).

 

The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles, published in March 2017 and February 2019, that had identified a Belarusian American businessman as a key source of the “Steele dossier,” a collection of largely unverified reports that claimed the Russian government had compromising information about then-candidate Donald Trump.

 

The Post admits this is unusual, unprecedented. I’d agree. The question is, why? What happens to The Post if it leaves those lies standing given the new direction John Durham has taken the case? Not new to us, by the way, but the evidence appears so compelling that a reliable Left-Wing narrative mill needs to back off?

And not just retreat but full-blown, on the record, yeah, looks like the Clinton’s made it all up.

Related: Russiagate Source” was a Clinton Campaign Operative Laundering Lies Through Igor Danchenko to Steele

 

Steele’s dossier consisted of raw information and unconfirmed tips from unidentified sources, which he compiled as part of a political opposition-research project for an investigative firm working on behalf of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.

 

And…

 

The indictment secured by Durham on Nov. 4 suggests, but doesn’t explicitly assert, that Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton.

 

The Clinton’s laundered all of this through law firms, so they will never personally be held to account. Individuals may end up in prison if the Clinton Crime Family hasn’t offed them first. Small consolation.

Most of the media and indeed the millions of Democrats who shared the collusion lie endlessly for years will leave it as is wherever they shared it. The urban myth will live. Russian Collusion will percolate. Not nearly enough Dems will be held to account for how easily they were misled.

But WaPo has reasons for the about-face. Something about journalist integrity.

Talk about a collusion myth.

 

 

HT | Legal Insurrection

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

NH-NeverTrumpJournal Continues to Push Russia Collusion Hoax

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

In a recent post insulting and ridiculing General Bolduc, New Hampshire’s NeverTrumpJournal also went after General Flynn:

And his most recent campaign event headlined disgraced former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Seriously … “disgraced”?

Either Graham is woefully ignorant or he is willfully pushing the thoroughly discredited Russia-Collusion-Hoax. A quick review of the FACTS shows that it is not Flynn who should be referred to as “disgraced,” but the Deep-Staters and NeverTrumpers who refused to accept the 2016 election and engaged in a soft coup for the following four years.

Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI  when two agents interviewed him at the White House shortly after he took over as Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Flynn pleaded guilty because Mueller had impoverished Flynn and was threatening to go after Flynn’s son if Flynn did not plead.

Flynn later reversed his plea after firing his lawyers and retaining new representation who unearthed evidence that the interview was a setup… an internal DOJ interview concluded that the FBI’s interview of Flynn was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn,” and that the interview was not “conducted with a legitimate investigative basis.” Stated more succinctly, the FBI knew back in 2016 that there was NO collusion between Trump and Russia.

There was no legal basis to ever charge Flynn with lying to the FBI because the FBI’s interview had no legitimate investigative purpose. It was a political prosecution designed to damage Trump; that is it was part of the ongoing soft coup conducted against Trump.

Once the internal review determined that Flynn’s prosecution was baseless, the DOJ filed a motion to dismiss the case … which the presiding judge, despite being obviously and overwhelmingly Trump-Deranged had no choice but to grant.

The proper adjectives to describe Flynn would be “vindicated” and “exonerated.”

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When it Comes to the Climate Cult Fairy Tale There is No “Baby Bear”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 13:00 +0000

I can’t remember when I started doing it, but it was a good while back. People would ask how I’m doing, and every now and then, I’d say, ‘Baby Bear.’ Everything is just right, all good, not too hot or too cold or too soft or too hard.  Baby bear. A state that cannot exist in a world with rabid climate activists.

There is no, just right.

Take precipitation. Earlier this year, every year actually, the climate town criers get on their environmentally safe responsibly sourced soapboxes shouting about drought.

If there’s not enough rain, we’re heading into permanent drought, but if we’ve got plenty of water so then what? Flooding, sea-level rise, a stormwater crisis.

It’s all your fault, and there is no middle. No mean. No baby bear. There is no pleasing them. Not even were they to achieve the totalitarian state they seek as a remedy. The people they put in power bring the rain if you take my meaning. Those same loudmouths become the problem, and the state silences them.

This is the way.

So is this. As but one example, New Hampshire used to be a lot drier than in the past 50 years.

This is the 12- month precip record from 1895 to 2021. The tend line is from 1895 to 1970. Slowly rising but below the 100-year mean.

 

 

Below is the trend line from 1970 – 2021 for Jan to October (all the data we have that includes 2021).

Keep in mind that the Cult dogma was man-made warming would result in heat stress, droughts, crop failure, starvation…

 

 

You’ll see that we are well above the ten-month historical mean for precipitation, but, …

 

 

… we are below the ten-month mean for the past 50 years ergo, the drought argument is still viable for cultists while they can, at the same time, complain about stormwater “surges” and flooding.

And it is raining as I write this.

There is no baby bear. This fairy tale has no happy ending. And we all get eaten.

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Democrat talk Demonizes the Rich but their Actions Hurt Everyone Else

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

Middle income and poor Americans always suffer when Democrats talk about making the rich pay their “fair share”.

Biden’s destruction of our energy independence doesn’t hurt billionaires or millionaires.  The rest of us suffer from higher prices for gasoline, heat, food, and other essential goods.

The Democrats’ multi-trillion dollar “Build Back Better” bill increases our business taxes and regulations above China’s; businesses and millions of good American jobs will be lost.

Ten years of unlimited Green Cards will let billionaires replace American workers with low-cost foreign workers.

85,000 new IRS agents and new bank reports aren’t needed to make America’s rich pay their “fair share”.   Taxes will increase even for some people earning under $50,000 (https://tinyurl.com/bvrajymy).

Democrats won’t meaningfully increase taxes on their rich donors.  They aren’t eliminating the tax loopholes created for the rich, e.g., S-Corporations and “Carried Interest”, but they want to increase the SALT tax deduction to $80,000; obviously only benefitting the rich.

Wind and solar farms will get more subsidies.  Rich Democrat businessmen like multi-billionaire Warren Buffett will benefit while our cost of living increases and the reliability of our electricity supply decreases (remember the deadly California and Texas brownouts and blackouts).

Democrats will throw in a few goodies to seduce gullible voters.  But, Democrat promises and goodies are like the “free” cheese in a mouse trap.

Democrats say we should “lower our expectations” and give them more power … supposedly to “fix” the pain that they caused!!

Democrats are making most Americans poorer, is that why they were elected?   Hopefully voters are learning that Democrat promises are false.

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Notable Quotes – Best H.L. Mencken Quotes

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 02:30 +0000

I get a lot of stuff – and this time, these caught my eye. Mencken was an astute observer of the human condition. Glad it was sent in.  I’ve bolded the ones

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”

“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”

“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

“A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.”

“Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.”

“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

“It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”

“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

“The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.”

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

“Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges.”

“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

“As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

“When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.”

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.”

“Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.”

(H/T: Matt)

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Tennessee Enacts Sweeping Ban on COVID Mandates and Passports. Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, …

Granite Grok - Sun, 2021-11-14 01:00 +0000

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into law a sweeping ban on COVID mandates and passports:

Gov. Bill Lee signed the state’s COVID-19 omnibus bill Friday, ensuring government entities cannot force private businesses to institute COVID-19 mandates and private businesses cannot take action against unvaccinated employees nor compel an employee or visitor to show proof of vaccination.

The law provides:

14-2-102. COVID-19 vaccine status.

(a) A private business, governmental entity, school, or local education agency shall not compel or otherwise take an adverse action against a person to compel the person to provide proof of vaccination if the person objects to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine for any reason.

Meanwhile in New Hampshire, Sun-King Sununu and his lackeys continue to maintian that COVID mandates and passports are bad things when generated by the federal government, but good things when the source is private businesses.

There was a blue wave in 2021 in New Hampshire in the municipal elections. Funny how people losing their jobs and under the threat of losing their jobs if they don’t inject a medically unnecessary experimental drug  don’t really give a damn about whether New Hampshire has the country’s lowest business tax rates.

 

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BCRC November Meeting – Resolution: Vaccine Mandate

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 23:30 +0000

This past Wednesday night was the November meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee and was held at the Gilford Public Library. Per usual, there were the normal “reports” (not recorded).

The Belknap County Republican Committee, under its new Leadership / Executive Committee, has become much more politically activist. No longer a “go along, get along” and just minding its own business (as under the previous long term and moribund administration), it has realized it is a political entity to get things DONE that is of importance to its membership. And doing it by putting Republican Principles foremost.

Imagine that! Representing its constituency instead of assuming that it is the end all be all!  Not just saying “the words” but putting them into action. What a concept!

Last night was something that I had never seen done in the years I’ve known about the BCRC since becoming politically active back in the early 2000s – taking an activist bent in passing Resolutions that speak to relevant issues of the day regardless of what the “higher-ups” would think.

This first one deals with Resolution concerning Vaccine Mandates

Part 1:

 

Part 2:



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Live With Liz – the extended version

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

Extended because I’m usually on the phone and only for 15-20 minutes a segment. This past Wednesday was different as Liz invited me into her studio for the entire hour of her show. It was FUN!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a mic in front of me; nice to talk face to face instead of via a phone. We talked about:

  • Veterans Day
  • Sununu’s sleight of hand in hiding his electoral choice (deciding to stay a Governor instead of trying for the US Senate),
  • the latest lawsuit against the Exeter School District (taking away a student’s Free Speech and coercing speech over transgender “preferred pronouns”)
  • Marylyn and Albert Todd and their Voter Integrity Group.

An hour show was hardly enough time!

Here’s the audio:

https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Life-With-Liz-11-10-21-Skip.mp3

Or the video if you prefer (didn’t know she did this!):

What was nice is that this week was the first one that Liz decided to starting taking call-ins.  And call in they did – 5 longish calls in an hour was a lot. Each was concerned with the Todds.

Listen well.

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Karoline Leavitt: Firewall For Our Future- Why I’m Running For Congress

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 20:30 +0000

Freedom is the most important value we have as Americans. And the freedom of opportunity that New Hampshire provides truly makes it the best state in the country to grow up, raise a family, start a business, and achieve the American dream. I know, because I’ve lived it.

I grew up in a small business family in Rockingham County; my dad has been selling trucks and cars in Plaistow for nearly three decades, and some of my fondest memories are working at our family-owned ice cream stand in my hometown, Atkinson.

My upbringing ingrained in me an unrelenting work ethic and strong sense of personal responsibility at a young age, which helped me excel at St. Anselm College. Afterward, I earned the position of a lifetime – serving the American people and President Donald J. Trump in the White House.

For nearly 2 years, I helped advance President Trump’s America First Agenda, fight for the forgotten men and women of this country, and take on the biased fake news media alongside Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in the White House Press Office.

We want to thank Karoline Leavitt for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
you would like us to consider, please submit it to Editor@GraniteGrok.com.

Following the election, I served as the Spokeswoman for Congresswoman and House Republican Chair Elise Stefanik. As I worked on Capitol Hill, I watched in horror as our Representative, Chris Pappas, continuously voted with Nancy Pelosi to dismantle the America First agenda and undermine our precious freedoms.

In the past 10 months alone, Chris Pappas has supported tax hikes and a $15 minimum wage mandate on our businesses; unlawful vaccine mandates on individuals and businesses; gun control measures that are both unconstitutional and ineffective; unrestricted abortions paid for with taxpayer dollars; open border immigration policies; measures that demonize our law enforcement; and a federal government takeover of our elections that will threaten New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary status.

Everywhere you look, the Radical Democrats are trying to fundamentally change our American way of life, expand the size of the federal government, infringe on our freedoms, and censor conservative views.

Now more than ever, New Hampshire needs a bold, energetic, conservative fighter to beat Chris Pappas, retire Nancy Pelosi, and serve as a firewall between We The People, and the Radical Democrats in Washington, DC. That is why I am running for Congress. As your Congresswoman, I will never back down from our conservative values, and I will always put New Hampshire first.

I will serve as a check on the Biden Administration and oppose any tax increase on our hard-working families and businesses.

I will co-sponsor a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on Members of Congress.

I will stand proudly with law enforcement, protect qualified immunity, and fully fund our men and women in blue.

I will help end the Biden Border Crisis by proposing legislation that has zero tolerance for illegal immigration, finish construction of the border wall, and empower immigration law enforcement to do the jobs they’re trained to do.

I will be a fearless pro-life advocate to defend the lives of the unborn and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; and I will work to foster a national dialogue and culture that recognizes that without the right to life, no other right matters.

I will continue to stand up for free speech and take on Big Tech. They’ve been silencing and shutting down conservatives for too long, and it’s time that we do something about it.

I will also fight to stop Critical Race Theory and other radical ideologies from being taught in our schools. Tax-payer funded teachers and schools should be educating, not indoctrinating.

And as a proud alumna of both New Hampshire public and private Catholic schools, I will advance school choice at the federal level so children and parents, not powerful teachers unions and lobbyists, are empowered to make the best education decisions for their families.

The stakes for the future of our great country, for my generation, and those younger than me, are far too high to sit on the sidelines. Together, we must roll up our sleeves, step into the arena, and fight.

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Manchester Unions Still Getting Pay Raises despite Expired Contracts

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 19:29 +0000

MANCHESTER, NH  November 14, 2021--Despite the expiration of eight collective bargaining agreements covering hundreds of unionized employees, the city of Manchester is still paying “step” and “longevity” pay raises, Girard at Large has learned.

“Step” raises are automatically given to qualifying employees on the anniversary of their hiring.  “Longevity” raises are typically granted to employees on every fifth employment anniversary.  Step raises are typically 3% and granted to employees with less than 15 years of service.  Longevity raises are typically 3%, though they can be as high as 5% and are granted in addition to a step raise where the two coincide, depending on the bargaining unit.

Because these raises are “mandatory subjects of bargaining” and contract cost items, the city is not required to continue paying them after a contract expires.  Dating back to the mid-1990s, when Mayor Raymond J. Wieczorek froze paying step and longevity raises in expired contracts, the city’s general practice since has been to not pay them as a mechanism to encourage the unions to bargain in good faith for a new contract.

A review of the collective bargaining agreements on the city’s Web site shows that those covering the city’s firefighters and supervisors, Health Department workers (including school nurses), Water Works employees, laborers in the Highway, Parks, Environmental Protection, and Facilities divisions of the Public Works Department, and employees in the Central Fleet Maintenance Department expired on June 31, 2021.

On Tuesday, November 9th, Girard at Large emailed Manchester Human Resources Kathleen Ferguson to confirm the expiration of the contracts and ask whether or not steps or COLAs (cost of living raises, which are given in addition to step and longevity raises) are being paid.  If they were, she was asked for any action of the board authorizing the continued payment of these raises.

She answered that there were “no COLA’s (sic) paid on expired contracts.”  She wrote that the “City Solicitor’s (sic) is working on the information.”

As of this writing, there has been no response from the solicitor’s office.  However, Girard at Large has obtained a communication from Attorney Matthew Upton, with whom the city has contracted to negotiate contracts.  In that communication, Upton claims that because Mayor Joyce Craig included funding for the expired step and longevity increases in her budget proposal, increases that were included in the budget ultimately adopted by the Board of Aldermen, “the BMA approved step and longevity increases for all employees, including union employees.”

Upton asserts, correctly, that there’s “noting in the law that prevents the City (sic) from granting steps and longevities after a contract expires so long as the money was appropriated for that purpose and the union does not object.”  (Note:  The money need not be specifically appropriated for such payments during the process.  It just needs to be made available in the budget by the appropriating authority.)  He also claimed, dubiously, “that there was a past practice that when the BMA wanted to freeze union steps and longevities that were included in the budget it was done in conjunction with suspending the ordinance.  There was no action taken to suspend the ordinance.  I am told this practice dates back to Mayor Wieczorek.”

Upton then justifies continuing the raises citing “challenging negotiations” and “a significant morale problem for many employees that did not get state or federal stipends during the pandemic yet came to work each day exposing themselves and their family members to the increased risk of contracting the virus.”

Upton’s response indicates that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen took no specific action to authorize the continued funding of these raises.  While including the money in the budget may facilitate payment of these raises, which likely cost taxpayers millions of dollars, it does not authorize their payment.  Moreover, Upton fails to reference “the ordinance” he says has been “suspended” in the past when such raises have been funded in the budget.  As union step and longevity raises are governed by the contracts, there is no ordinance in need of suspension to block their payment.  There should have been a vote in public to authorize them, which would have identified their cost and argued their justification.  In the absence of a vote authorizing their continuation, the default position is that they are not given in expired contracts.

No doubt, the thousands of Manchester taxpayers who also went to “essential jobs” during the pandemic and also did not receive any federal or state stipends while they toiled longer and more difficult hours  at grocery stores, retail outlets, package delivery companies, pharmacies, liquor stores, etc…will find the justification for why the mayor and Board of Aldermen appear to have snuck these raises past them of little comfort when their tax bills come due.

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So, Marylyn and Albert Todd of the Voter Integrity Group Believe GraniteGrok Is Theirs to Make Demands Against? Part 4

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 19:00 +0000

So, dear readers, you’ve seen Marylyn Todds unsolicited texts to me (links at the bottom) because I simply refused to put up an ad for her Voter Integrity Project.  Albert Todd’s (aka, AJ) as well.

As a result of posting them, I can certainly state, without reservation, that the comment section has been rather amusing from my standpoint. After all, because of my refusal, “New Hampshire is lost, LOST I tell you!” according to her followers.

I’m smiling as I watch as calls for audits of the books and the mere presentation of their own words are redefined as lies and smears.  I just don’t get it – recounting of their own words is a bad thing (like when I put up former NH State Rep Liz McConnell’s own votes in the NH House was a smear job?) and simply doing what most non-profits do on a regular basis (audits on their book) is dastardly and mean?

Yeah, this whole thing is summed up in a text from her and my comment on it:

This will be my last message

And given what I just wrote, do you really believe what she wrote?  That the above really was the message she was going to send me? Yep, you only get one shot at this. Yep, she sent me 25 more texts. And emails on top of that. Sorry, but WHO DOES THAT?  Over an ad?  Yes, readers, you are correct.

Irony – it pretty much summarizes all of this in three lines. She couldn’t stop or help herself. And hubby hobbled in as well. And now commenters that support her.  Like I have outlined before – I just don’t wish to associate with them due to past performance and they won’t let go that I simply said “No”.

So, without a whole lot more, let me show you those 25 more texts from Marylyn Todd. But this time, I’ll both fisk and add my emphasis. I will say that she did send a few videos and some pics in this text stream – I don’t have the time nor the motivation to fish them off my phone to get them to my PC. She should, however, show them to her DONORS.  And for the record, I haven’t watched them as I don’t have the motivation to waste me time on that either.

I am betting that some of these texts are going to have your DONORS asking themselves more question – and then to you.

Granite grok I thought had balls grow some and next time why don’t you tell me to my face even by a phone call. The reason you’re not is because you know what you’ re doing is wrong and not in the best interest in New Hampshire. If we lose this you can blame yourself communist.

I told Sandy, the person that sent in ad, “no” – that should have been the end of it.  I told your husband, Albert, “no” as well.  My “no” to you was simply my silence. Trust me, you proved to me you are no mind reader with your above words and just made up my “intent” (“know you’re wrong”) out of pure vacuum.  Nice bullying attempt there in calling me a communist for not bowing to your demand.

You’re a bully. All we’re trying to do is help New Hampshire

Yeah, all it takes is a “No” to make one a bully now. Nice redefinition of the word “bully”. And in cloaking yourself in the NH Flag while you do so.

I’m sending you every receipt and I hope you take that down because I would never ever steal I sent a bank account showing 65k we have an account you’re reporting wrong information and trying to ruin my career at the same time. This is heartbreaking

I’M not the one that wants the receipts. I also didn’t say you stole. All I’ve asked is “where did $75K go – others have said what it was raised for (Jovan and an audit). You need to show your DONORS all of the receipts and not me. I really don’t care and never did.

I just sent you 50k in expenses sending you the rest

That was a useless exercise. I dryly note that 1) the number I was told was $75K, 2) your DONORS need to be shown this info, not me. I’m not interested in it and never asked to see it.

Say what you want but please do not say I stole anything but it’s simply not the truth

Look back through what I have written – you’ll see that I have never said anything about anyone stealing anything. You need better reading comprehension.

Check your email

Ann refusing to get in the car*

What you think happened I have documented evidence never happened

Jovans [sic] money*

That I’m in the process of paying him

This was three hours before that other video

I only haven’t released it because of Cynthia

I feel bad because she’s screaming at the top of her lungs

I just got off the phone with my attorney I’m adding you to a law suit you’re publishing fake news I’ve never stolen from anyone

Our country is being stolen and you’re attacking me

Because I was going to pay you to help us with canvassing

That was a lot of jumping around in just a few texts.

No, you weren’t going to pay me anything. Let’s try this one more time – I (and therefore GraniteGrok) said “no” to working with you. I can’t be bribed at any price. No means no!

I have all the videos of the car ride you’re going to look like wmur just because I don’t post them doesn’t mean Ann’s story is the truth

Nice shading. It also doesn’t eliminate that Anne is correct, either.

Ask John Irish how much dr Frank’s event costs

John and I have been personal friends for years. I called him since you mentioned him.

You’ll have those tomorrow. At least spread real news not fake

Are you calling your own words “fake” because that’s all that I have posted from you.

Canvassing for Jovan. And dr Frank’s audit and event payments*

Hmmm

Ypu [sic] have full reconciliation for the funds I hope you have enough humanity for a retraction

I’ve made no financial or other claims for which I need to issue a retraction – not a great try in trying to apply guilt to me concerning your texts.  I just watched the Brentwood Democrats try that stunt on an Independent for simply taking a picture.  Again, you need to give that reconciliation to your DONORS (who can then verify that data), not me.

Cynthia and Ann are going to be really embarrassed but I have those videos that are too large to send by text.

I have their stories along with a number of other folks’.  They will be posted later on. That, however, is between them and you – not me.

I’m not going to play your game and be a bully

Oops, too late.  Calling me a communist is not being a bully on your part?  Or trying to emotionally guilt me into believing that it will be all my fault if I don’t put up an ad if “New Hampshire is lost”?

YOUR NEXT TWEET TO ME isn’t the mark of a bully?  On this next one, it is verbatim except for the emphasis.

…because I know there is a much greater evil out there on America but there’s literally reports out there that you abuse your grandson and lock him in his room which is a fire hazard now

YOU JUST CROSSED A LINE THAT YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE – AND YOU DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT.  You’d best either show REAL proof fast concerning this serious allegation or retract it. You have one day after publication of this post to do so and I’m not bluffing.

Otherwise, everyone will know that there is no limit to the emotional manipulation you are capable of and have no problem wielding when you think it can gain you an advantage.

I’m sure you have a side to the story and I haven’t attacked you because I know there’s two sides. I bring this up because people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. And the stories out there on you can cause way more damage than you can do to me. You’ll never get me to stop fighting for my country ever!!!

Having just said what you did, and again, making yourself a victim by cloaking yourself in the flag doesn’t undo you in calling me an abuser.

You can run my name through the mud all you like.

I’m not running you through any mud – I’m just posting your own words, and your husband’s, that you sent to me unsolicited. If there is any “mud” associated with your words, you put it there.

This self-victimization technique is wearing thin.

People are actually deleting people off their groups for sharing your “story” of me.

This is supposed to send shivers up my spine and have me fall on my knees in terror?  People “leave” GraniteGrok all the time for all kinds of reasons. Yet, we still dwarf the online reach of the Union Leader and others here in NH.

The people don’t want diversity they want unity don’t uou [sic] get it.

Calling me a Commie is supposed to make me feel all kumbayah?  You just called me an abuser – and you are talking about “unity?  You’re about the same level of being a Uniter as Joe Biden is.

How are you in politics and don’t see that?  Nhvigs team is doing the grunt work while you’re defaming us.

I guess you don’t know the legal definition of “defaming” either; quoting your own words is not it.  All I’ve been doing is simply putting up your own words.  That’s defaming you, your own words on GraniteGrok?

Stating that I abuse my grandson, however, is.

Please don’t forget I have all the evidence in the pudding of your so called testimonies.

Pudding?  Isn’t that something served as dessert?

Instead of fighting someone who literally has done everything in her power to fight for free and fair elections why don’t you fight the corruption! Post whatever you want but please be advised I am taking you to court and now that I have proof of sending you every dollar you can’t honestly think I won’t win the case.

You have no case – one cannot sue someone else just because they quote your own words that you sent to them. There’s a phrase “Protected Speech”; learn it.

Again Just because I stay quiet and haven’t released the proof doesn’t mean I don’t have it. In fact I have many many videos of the car ride home. Many. And you’re going to look like the bully that you are being. So go ahead keep trying to sink me but know this I WONT STOP fighting for New Hampshire EVER!!

And we’re back to “bully” again. Once again, quoting your words is not being a bully. It is, however, shining a Big Flashlight on you. Up and down and all around – you still haven’t formed a cogent argument for anything.  And running to cloak yourself in the flag is not a defense when you get challenged, it looks like desperation. Especially when it’s done time after time after time.

When used as such, it’s meant to put others into a bad light and you into a Moral High Ground from which you think places you beyond being challenged.

It doesn’t work that way and is a very poor look.

I’m not sure we can be in this fight anymore. I think I need to take a break do a bit. Aj is facing a vaccine mandate at his job and has been on interviews. The governor with his false arrest got him to lose his dream job. Now granite groks hit pieces for a week caused him to lose another.

You’ve been stating this the whole time – so answer this: how can quoting your own words be a “hit job”? You sent them to me willingly. I merely posted them.  I quoted the first batch of your texts…Monday.  And his texts to me went up… yesterday.  Methinks getting arrested played the much more major role of it, but then again, you seem to want to blame others for misfortunes

We have three mouths to feel [sic] and I’m not working to audit New Hampshire. Saddest part is this is supposedly our own peers doing this. Because I called granite grok out over not publishing an add [sic] the decided to write stories about aj and I for a week!!! And they tell us where the jerks.

Makes sense. I enjoyed my life a lot more before politics came into. Well congratulations granite grok we quit!!! I hope your happy!!

What type of person goes bananas because a single media outlet refuses to publish an ad? I will say that most of your techniques seemed to have been played here and your words gave life to them all on your own. Decisions have consequences and you’ve made your own with your words and actions.

And that kinda answers the “where the jerks” are, doesn’t it?

 

Previous Parts:

  • Part 1: Intro Post
  • Part 2: Marylyn Todd’s unsolicited texts to me (with commentary) Part 1
  • Part 3: Albert Todd’s (aka, AJ) unsolicited texts to me (with commentary)

 

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It Is Rinoflation and NeverTrumpflation as Much as it is Bidenflation

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 17:30 +0000

You probably know that U.S. inflation hit a three-decade high in October, delivering widespread and sizable price increases to households for everything from groceries to cars due to persistent supply shortages and strong consumer demand.

The genesis of this inflation was Democrat and RINO Governors shutting down their State’s economies … supposedly to fight COVID, but actually to crash the economy and prevent Trump’s reelection … which spurred the federal government to turn on the printing presses (devaluing the dollar). The Biden regime … with the help and support of RINOs and NeverTrumpers … has continued to flood the economy with new dollars (further devaluing the dollar), and has also exacerbated inflation by slashing domestic energy production.

The actions of the Biden regime were all foreseeable. They were foreseeable because Biden told us during the campaign … especially during the primary … that he intended to massively increase spending and regulation.

The RINOs and NeverTrumpers who supported Biden own Bidenflation every bit as much as Biden does … because they helped make him President. To them it was worth wrecking the economy … indeed, wrecking the country … in order to get rid of Trump, so they could once again control the GOP.

And the worst part is that the RINOs and NeverTrumpers … having been complicit in the wrecking of our economy … are trying to use the wrecked economy as the magic carpet to ride RINOs McCarthy and McConnell back into power. Disgusting.

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