The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

Nashua Alderwoman Shoshanna Kelly Needs to Return the Money

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 17:30 +0000

The Nashua taxpayers should think that our Board of Aldermen are looking out for the taxpayers’ however they are not.  I had to send an email to remind them that it is their duty to look out for the Nashua taxpayers.

Email read as follow:

This email is an official request to the Board of Aldermen to take action on City Clerk Lovering’s letter sent to Board members on December 17, 2021 re Alderwoman Kelly. This email requires more than just procedural actions of placing this email on file.

The December 28, 2021 Agenda for the Board of Aldermen meeting, contained the letter sent by the City Clerk to inform the President of the Board of Alderwoman Kelly being absent more than three times for regular board meetings. Aldermen O’Brien motioned to put this item on indefinite hold.

Per NRO-5-6: any member of the Board of Aldermen that is recorded absent at three or more regular meetings of the board, the City Clerk shall transmit a communication stating that fact to the Board of Aldermen, and the stipend for that quarter shall be withheld.

This letter needs to come before the board again. However, this time I request that all Aldermen that have done business with Alderwoman Kelly’s company (Kelly Creative also doing business as The Do it Left Project) abstain from voting on this item.  As you can see below it will show a direct conflict of interest on the part of the Aldermen that had used Alderwoman Kelly’s company for campaign literature.

Clearly, some of our Aldermen have financial ties to each other.  It appears that Alderwoman Kelly’s marketing company does a lot of work for some of the other Aldermen and other city officials. Perhaps the work required to support the Aldermen prevented Alderwoman Kelley from performing her elected duties. Below are some examples of the Creative Kelly bills that were paid for the campaign:

 

 

Board of Aldermen members that gave contributions to the Nashua Democratic Party, approximately $22,000 in contributions, should also abstain from casting their vote due to a direct conflict of interest because the Nashua Democratic Party used Alderwoman Kelly’s company for campaign literature.

One of the Board of Aldermen’s functions is to be accountable to the Nashua taxpayers and therefore the stipends paid to Alderwoman Kelly should be returned to the Nashua taxpayers.  Taxpayers should not be paying for work that was not done.

I ask that Alderwoman Kelly’s stipend for the 3rd quarter of 2021 be returned to the City of Nashua. I have enclosed a copy of the December 17, 2021 memo to President Wilshire just in case any board member needs a reminder.

 

Nashua BOA Memo on Alderwoman Shoshanna Kelly 12.17.21

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Data Point – This is NOT Good!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 16:00 +0000

Another adaptation of when you have a hammer, everything’s a nail – except this time it’s all about the immutable attribute of how much melanin you present.

When your Educational system is infested with “Equity” (e.g, ensuring equal outcomes vs equal opportunity) to the degree that is shows up on a graph, there’s a big problem

 

 

It’s caught in the trap that for the sake of the “underserved,” “marginalized,” or “oppressed,” the idea of meritocracy isn’t just thrown out the window, it’s destroyed. In order to have equal outcomes, everyone MUST be the same – and if the Educational-Industrial complex has its way, that will happen.

Already we see “gifted” programs being defunded, the different levels of classes appropriate for faster, middle, or slower students are obliterated.  Standards are being lowered and there are more than a few districts that are doing away with D’s and F’s (in fact, having just received the Grandson’s first report card in Kindergarten, it’s a blithering mess which tells us little how he is doing academically. All I know is that TMEW is working very hard after school on the things she’s noticed he’s deficient in with regards to her standards).  Grading a student (I HATE the replacement word of “learners”) against themselves doesn’t tell us how he really stands academically.

But then we can’t know where he stands at all – which seems to be the point.  It’s the replacement of the self-esteem participation trophy with one based on Equity.

You know, based on skin color for which there is no self-esteem in the Equity world.  Equal Outcomes.  I used to hear that a lot growing up – from countries on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

(H/T: Powerline)

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The Virus Thus Became the Vehicle for Imposing Equity over Equality

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 14:30 +0000

Circle back to a year ago. The pandemic was raging and we all shared a desperate hope for the success of Operation Warp Speed. Every one of us faced a very personal threat from the raging virus from China. We looked to our leaders for guidance and assurance.

When we saw the vaccines come available and the state release its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, we dutifully followed orders. We called for appointments. We registered. We registered again. We waited. It all seemed so orderly. It was also an agonizing wait. But some of us weren’t waiting. Or even getting in line. Why?

The Vaccination Plan says the state would allocate 10% of vaccine for “disproportionately impacted populations” identified through the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) and that mobile vans would be dispatched to deliver vaccines to some recipients where they were, according to census tracts.

From the plan: NH will, “Distribute vaccines predominately through mobile vaccination clinic sites.”

This was the result of a seismic shift in our healthcare. Overnight, America and NH ceased their allegiance to equality and shifted to a new paradigm: “Equity!” How did this happen? How did race-rationed vaccine distribution get approved and implemented?

We want to thank Bryan Blanchard 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.

The answer is explained in the plan itself:

“The final approval of vaccine distribution is informed by recommendations from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the NH Vaccine Allocation Strategy and Medical Direction Branches, the NH DHHS Commissioner and the Governor’s Office.”

The CDC guidance followed the recommendations of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices whose “overarching ethical framework for allocating COVID-19 vaccines” is that the strategy “should aim to both reduce existing disparities and avoid creating new disparities.” It also followed the guidance of the National Academies for Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and its “Framework for Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus.”

So “Equity” was the principle endorsed by the CDC, ACIP, and NASEM. Along with all of the branches of NH state government that weighed in.

Similar guidance is common in proposals in current medical and academic literature, in influential high-level policy advice from philanthropies like the Gates and Kaiser Family Foundations, as well as from the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group. The deck is stacked in favor of Equity.

The people who delegated the responsibility for calling the shots took it upon themselves to re-make our country and our state. They were deeply influenced by Critical Race Theory and they seized the opportunity to institutionalize it.

On March 15, 2021, with the release of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, they ushered us into a world of reparations medicine. Some of them may have been unaware of the bridge they were crossing but others knew full well.

The first action was race-rationed vaccines. That occurred in at least 37 other states. The same principle was applied in other settings, with therapeutics and medical services being rationed on the same basis.

In each of these instances, authorities emphasized “prioritizing communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to persistent structural and systemic disadvantage and racism that contribute to avoidable shortfalls in health outcomes more generally.” The virus thus became the vehicle for imposing equity over equality.

News of this transition should have carried the media weight of an earlier era’s Papal Bull. The transition was monumental. It was worthy of all caps above the fold in every paper across the country. The media should have screamed it! But no. They turned up the quiet.

Finally, when the second national example of race-rationed medicine occurred in New York with the restriction of virus therapeutics to non-white patients, some observers began to wake up to the Woke. Their outrage has begun to cause a stir. But little noticed in the earlier example of vaccine rationing was the call-out by one citizen in NH. She blew a whistle and lit a candle in hopes of illuminating the darkness.

She was not a medical professional or the head of a major organization or association of any sort. She was instead the lowest ranking employee in a NH liquor and wine outlet in Conway. And part-time besides. But she knew something was terribly amiss and she was determined to challenge how vaccine allocations were made and speak out against race-based rationing in our healthcare.

She took it on herself to confront her supervisors and expose what the NY Post simply calls “Racism!” This is her story.

Skip’s note: this article was sent to us hoping that we would publish it; we are.  However, given its extreme length (and that’s saying something from the person that generally “writes long”), we will be serializing it over the course of the next few days. Lightly edited to make it more “bloggish”. A story in many Parts.

 

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Wake Up and Laugh – “There’s an App In California That Tells you If Republicans Live in Your Neighborhood.”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 11:30 +0000

Brandon Vestal says he’s not political but when it comes to talking about being a Republican in …California he’s got some things to say about them and it’s amusing.

 

“There’s an Ap In California That Tells you If Republican Live in Your Neighborhood.”

The segment on Republicans in California is the first few minutes but, as always, watch as much as pleases you.

 



 

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Get Your Link On…(at least a little bit)

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 02:30 +0000

Busy day, lots to do, and Skip got a ton of snow up on the side of the mountain. I’ve not heard from him at all so he may be without power, internet, etc., or just busy. Whatever the deal I’ve been dropping in a few Op-Ed’s and filling in where needed with what’s available. Like This!

A handful of Links!

Presented as is – what you do or think is up to you. Comments are an added bonus from the source

 

https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2022/01/12/ap-instructs-editors-start-downplaying-case-counts-in-our-stories-about-covid-n441163 Control the information flow, control what people believe. https://4rwws.blogspot.com/2022/01/i-figure-they-have-photos-of-john.html Commies gonna Commie. Kompromat works in any culture or nation. https://www.aier.org/article/fauci-lies-in-the-senate/ Did you see Fausti’s hands shaking? https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/inflation-went-up-7-in-december-from-a-year-earlier-fastest-pace-since-1982/ Nothing to see here folks. Just keep printing money. https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/how-to-change-the-minds-of-those-you-disagree-with/ Hopefully useful. https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/01/industry-40-not-so-fast.html I am reminded of a tweak to Arthur C. Clarke’s famous Third Law, specifically, “Any technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic”. The tweak? “Any technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from a brick when the power is off”. https://supchina.com/2021/09/23/too-much-work-and-not-enough-sex-threatens-chinas-new-population-plans/ Add in that the one-child policy created a millions-strong men surplus. Lots of horny men, no women, and war on the horizon. Double plus ungood. https://thenationaltelegraph.com/regional/ahs-admits-they-are-liars-and-were-manipulating-icu-bed-data And then “authorities” wonder why we don’t believe them. https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/covid-infections-and-deaths-soar Note how, with a 14 day period after the Jab being “unvaccinated”, these are in the “unvaccinated”… https://www.cureus.com/articles/82162-ivermectin-prophylaxis-used-for-covid-19-a-citywide-prospective-observational-study-of-223128-subjects-using-propensity-score-matching Peer reviewed.  Will get no press of course. https://greatgameindia.com/bankers-collapse-financial-system/ The economic shutdown.  It’s coming.

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Legislation Would Allow Non-Midwives To Regulate Them

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-01-18 02:14 +0000

Midwifery is an ancient profession, providing care for women during pregnancy and birth. Midwifery being under attack is nothing new. Obstetricians, hospitals, and big pharma have been over-medicalizing the natural process of birth for over 100 years now. Many people are led to believe that birth with a midwife is dangerous and that they would be safer in a hospital. For low-risk women, the opposite is actually true.

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NH Bill Would Allow “Dispensing Ivermectin to Persons in this State Without a prior Prescription”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-01-18 01:00 +0000

In a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the New Hampshire House Committee on Health and Human Services and Elderly Affairs will hear testimony on HB1022. The Bill would allow pharmacists to “dispense ivermectin to persons in this state without a prior prescription.”

As previously reported here and everywhere that is not the legacy media, Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions, not the least of which is SARS CoV2. Ivermectin has been so remarkable at helping human beings that its creator won a Nobel Prize.

If we’d had widespread access and promotion early on, and we know that the Fauci-medical-industrial complex knew it would help as early as March of 2020, it could have saved thousands of lives.

We got the opposite, and many people died and are still dying unnecessarily.

Here’s a look at the legislation.

 

I. In this section, “standing order” means a written and signed protocol authored by one or more physicians licensed under RSA 329:12 or one or more advanced practice registered nurses licensed under RSA 326-B:18. Such agreement shall specify a protocol allowing the pharmacist licensed under RSA 318:18 to dispense Ivermectin under the delegated prescriptive authority of the physician or APRN, specify a mechanism to document screening performed and the prescription in the patient’s medical record, and include a plan for evaluating and treating adverse events. Any such prescription shall be regarded as being issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice.

II. Licensed pharmacists following standing orders may dispense Ivermectin to persons in this state without a prior prescription.

III. A pharmacist, pharmacy, physician, or APRN issuing or following standing orders shall be prohibited from seeking personal financial benefit by participating in any incentive-based program or accepting any inducement that influences or encourages therapeutic or product changes or the ordering of tests or services.

IV. The pharmacist shall provide each recipient of Ivermectin pursuant to this section with a standardized information sheet written in plain language, which shall include, but is not limited to, the importance of follow-up care, and health care referral information. Nothing on the information sheet shall discourage the recipient from using Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

 

This effectively removes existing barriers for people to get access to Ivermectin. It also provides protection from bureaucratic intimidation and harassment tactics directed at doctors, APRNs, and Pharmacists in New Hampshire.

 

Watch the “Ivermectin Story Here” and “Ivermectin The Hidden Story, Here!”

 

V. The board of medicine shall not deny, revoke, suspend, or otherwise take disciplinary action against a physician based on a pharmacist’s failure to follow standing orders provided the provisions of this section and the rules adopted under this section are satisfied. The board of nursing shall not deny, revoke, suspend, or otherwise take disciplinary action against an APRN based on a pharmacist’s failure to follow standing orders provided the provisions of this section and the rules adopted under this section are satisfied. The board of pharmacy shall not deny, revoke, suspend, or otherwise take disciplinary action against a pharmacist who follows standing orders based on a defect in those standing orders provided the provisions of this section and the rules adopted under this section are satisfied.

2  Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

We expect this to be a high-profile piece of legislation that will attract national interest and we’ll be watching its progress and, hopefully, interviewing a few of its sponsors along the way. The hearing information is below. HB1022
Year: 2022 Title:   permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. Next Hearing: House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
1/18/2022 at 2:00 p.m. Location: Legislative Office Building Time: 2:00 p.m.

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Fight HB 1609 and SB 399 to Protect Late Term Children

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 23:30 +0000

As we predicted, efforts to gut or eliminate New Hampshire’s historic Fetal Life Protection Act, which protects the lives of children after 24 weeks, or 6 months, are quickly advancing through the legislature.

Two of those efforts, House Bill 1609 and Senate Bill 399, are being taken up in committee this week. House Bill 1609 will be taken up tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18th, and Senate Bill 399 will be taken up on Wednesday, January 19th. While they take a different approach, both bills entirely strip these hard-won protections for defenseless humans weeks from birth. Right now is the time to sign in and register your opposition to both bills and to consider testifying. Here is everything you need to know.

Tuesday, January 18th, HB 1609-FN

COMMITTEE: House Health and Human Services Committee
WHEN: 9:50 am
WHERE: Legislative Office Building, rooms 210-211

HB 1609, incredibly sponsored by six Republicans, is especially insidious as it leaves a shell of the law while stripping out the ultrasound requirement, the only objective measure of gestational age. The resulting unenforceable law would be worse than nothing. HB 1609 also inserts additional exceptions, but these are little more than a distraction when compared with the devastating removal of the ultrasound provision.

Please Submit Group communications or Press Releases for consideration
to editor@granitegrok.com. Submission is not a guarantee of publication.

Note: To watch or listen to lawmakers debate this bill in real time, go here on the morning of the session. The video will also be posted and available for viewing later.

Wednesday, January 19th,  SB 399-FN

COMMITEE:  Senate Judiciary Committee
WHEN: 1:00 PM
WHERE: The State House, room 100

SB 399 is a direct repeal of the Fetal Life Protection Act.

Note: To watch or listen to lawmakers debate this bill in real time, go here at 1 pm on Wednesday. The video will also be posted and available for viewing after the session.

How many babies could be protected in New Hampshire if either of these bills pass? Exactly zero. We’ve come too far to erase these new protections for the innocent who cannot speak for themselves.

 

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The TRUTH Shall Set You Free

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 22:00 +0000

I’m a simple man quite honestly. I don’t really need a whole heck of a lot in my life to be happy. I think most of us here in the Granite State feel that way. We go to work, back home to our families, eat our warm dinners and lay down our heads in a comfortable bed.

We may not have the biggest houses or the craziest cars and that’s fine. We’re happy to be healthy and to have friends and family to share it with. We really can be quite content with just a few basics. A good job we can work at – A place to lay your head down at night-Food to fill our bellies shared with friends and family and also the TRUTH.

When my kids were younger one of the things, I really tried to impress upon them was the importance of the TRUTH. Sometimes it is ugly sometimes it’s quite disgusting but take it or leave it the truth is always the TRUTH. I told them time and time again as they became teenagers that, although I may not like what they have to say I always want the truth from them.

We always know what we’re dealing with in life when the truth is involved. Solving problems can be downright impossible when the truth is nowhere to be found. These past two years with coronavirus, this has been the very problem since the beginning.

The Truth.

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

Many things appear to be coming so obvious that even the left-wing disinformation media can’t deny it any longer. Things that some of us suspected to be true from the very beginning. The Wuhan lab leak, natural immunity, the odd counting of Covid hospitalizations, just to name a few. Seems two years ago we were all called crazy for thinking these things and now finally major news sources like ABC are finally printing these stories. But these are things we all know and I’m not going to re-beat the drummer on this point here. My challenge is to the local media in Cheshire County here below.

The trio of disinformation- Don Caruso CEO of Cheshire medical, Dan Mitchell station manager at WKBK radio, and the Keene sentinel all seem to have a problem with telling the truth. Case in point here below.

Taken right from the WKBK website is Don Caruso‘s weekly update from Tuesday last week.

 

In my last blog entitled “there is a new metric for counting how much Covid we’ve got “ we talked about how their major metric they like to use -percent of positivity – is basically garbage at best. Interesting to note that although he is the CEO of one hospital here in Cheshire County, he seems to love to use the numbers that applies to the whole state and not just Cheshire county.

On the state of New Hampshire‘s website you can clearly see that Cheshire county is only sitting at a seven-day rate of about 13%. Funny that’s not the number Don used to say how much community transmission is happening. He used the state number because it’s higher or quite possibly he only uses the number applied to his hospital alone and discounts the test done at other clinics in the area such as a CVS a Rite Aid and so forth.

But nowhere does WKBK even question his numbers they simply act like a parrot and repeat repeat repeat.

 

No different at the Keene sentinel with an article written here just days after this.

 

 

 

Don admitted in his update that numbers looked better for the hospital and things were going down but wow! Look out for that percent of positivity number!

Enter the Keene sentinel.

In an article written just days later. They loudly proclaim that it’s the worst it’s ever been, and they are busting at the seams.

A funny side note here is that the story is all about Cheshire medical and they use the state’s number for percent of positivity and not what Cheshire county has, but again, I say that number is really garbage anyway.

My challenge to all three of them is this. Tell us the TRUTH.

Dearest Don- Tell us how many patients from the beginning were hospitalized only because of Covid and not with Covid.

Tell us – How many comorbidities were involved with the people who have passed away here in Cheshire County.

Tell us what your procedures have been to pre-treat people with Covid before they enter your emergency room to be admitted.

Add this to your community update on Tuesday. Crickets anyone?

Dan Mitchell. If Don tells us the truth on these issues, will you broadcast it? Will you allow his voice to be heard on this? Will you give these things a fair and honest debate on the airways? Commercial break anyone?

Keene Sentinel. Will you do some honest journalistic hard work on this one? Will you do it the old-fashioned way where people knock on doors and push on for answers even if they don’t like what the truth has to say? Will you stop publishing your opinions on the front page as if they are a reporting news story? Will you put in the hard work and seek out the truth and then write your story? Kindling for your wood stove anyone?

I for one am not holding my breath…. With snow and precipitation falling all over the state right now -please try to fleece us with your lies as well.

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Reader Mail – “Some of the Shoddiest, Laziest, Poorly Researched and Poorly Written Crap I’ve Seen in Years”

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 20:30 +0000

It’s fun to get input, especially when it looks like this. Someone named Mark Terry had an opinion to share, and who am I to deny that opinion a larger audience if it suits me?

And it does. I’m the managing editor, so I can deny anyone anything if I feel like it. We don’t post all the Op-eds we get. And we don’t publish all the mail like this that we get. But this made me laugh (out loud), so I thought I’d share it with all of our readers.

 

Just read some of your ‘work’ on ‘GraniteGrok’ and I have to tell you that it’s some of the shoddiest, laziest, poorly researched and poorly written crap I’ve seen in years. I’m hoping your blog host has a covid disinformation clause and shuts you down.

 

Mark must not read much. I cant pick up the legacy print media without seeing “some of the shoddiest, laziest, poorly researched and poorly written crap” since the last time I looked.

As for a COVID clause, that’s Joe Biden. He’s COVID Clause. He brings mRNA vaccines and rapid tests to all the masked and distanced children (while illegal migrants get hotel accommodations, food stamps, and free air-fare – no masks or Jabs required)

This keeps the fear-to-power ratio in favor of the despots oligarching our Republic into a mobocracy.

And I’m okay with you doubting the expert research we share on COVID or Climate or anything else. It’s healthy to challenge, but I suspect that’s not your game. There was a very distinct bleating sound behind your words.

But thanks for being so incensed. You made the time to find my email address and drop me a line, and I was looking for something to post, and Bam! you’re it!

Oh, sorry, one more thing, Mark. Our hosting company believes strongly in free speech. That means (the last time we checked) they are committed to letting ideas duke it out in the court of public opinion.

That’s what our commenters will do with your input.

Thanks again for sharing it.

 

 

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Open Letter to Utah Governor Spencer Cox and the Salt Lake City Tribune Editorial Board

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 19:00 +0000

This past weekend, the Salt Lake City Tribune posted on a public internet website that “Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find out a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going so far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”

This is a disgusting twist of reason and rationality that is emblematic of a small, malevolent faction of the American public. This faction includes certain highly manipulated and compromised actors in the corporate media, with which Ms. Quist and company are in lockstep.

Let us be clear about one thing that science has shown, coronaviruses have been around for hundreds of years, if not millennia. The 2020 break out was largely in part due to a massive media campaign of terror and questionably purposed information financed by corporate pharma.

It was highly politicized and followed hot on the heels of four years’ worth of disinformation directed almost entirely at the United States’ political left. This campaign was designed to encourage people to highly discriminate their news information sources, and to hate the sitting POTUS.

The result has been what has recently been termed as mass formation psychosis. A large portion of the population is convinced that seasonal flu is a terrifyingly deadly virus, and they have been fed one-sided, questionable, unreal narratives and mistruths.

We want to thank Kensley Vitoria 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.

It is true that seasonal flu inflicts roughly 50 to 100 thousand deaths in the USA annually. Data from the past few decades show this trend in seasonal spikes. Reports from government medical and public health departments along with publicized concerns of practicing doctors and nurses on the frontline have made clear that coronavirus case and death statistics are massively inflated.

This is not misinformation, it is reality.

Now, I hope you strive to be intelligent adults. You hold positions of significant influence in society, so you should.

As a citizen of the United States of America, I will tell you, Ms. Quist and company, that you are in the wrong. You are irresponsible to make this statement. You are foolish and heavily influenced by politics, rather than by reason and rationality. You are doing your state and your country a tremendous disservice when you cannot differentiate between blind allegiance to a demented, gerontocratic government and the good of the people of the country.

It is demanded that you immediately retract this statement.

This is the United States of America. This is a country that strives to be the best, to do good, to be intelligent and aware of the world, and to spread benevolence. It has not always succeeded in this endeavor, but it is the basis for everything that the country has done since its birth.

The policies you suggest, Ms. Quist and company, have been attempted in the People’s Republic of China, Australia, and several other countries to a horrifying result. We see what has happened there, and we should know better. In fact, we do know better.

We know better than to listen to paid media shills like yourselves, Ms. Quist, and company. You have either been bought or you have been brainwashed, into spreading the lie that these strains of coronavirus somehow call for a ridiculous and unnecessary response. They do not. Not in the USA.

Governor Cox— you have every right to address these sheepish media figures as blind followers of the old, inept, demented Joe Biden and the disgusting figures determining the direction of this country. Make no mistake— Joe Biden is a puppet for vested corporate interests. The people of this country should know this, and many do.

Capitalism is one thing, and it is a positive force when channeled appropriately. The role of the government is not to allow capitalism to go totally unchecked. The role of the government also is not to be a voice for supporting capitalism to ravage the citizenry. The role of the government is to protect the people from the savagery of capitalism while allowing capitalism to function to a certain extent.

In this case, what is needed is for leaders and decision-makers to stand up to the CDC, the pharmaceutical industry, and their bought-out sheepish shills and to tell them no. No to mandates. No to forced masking. No to lockdowns. No to ridiculous campaigns of terror over a common seasonal virus. No!

No! You will NOT continue to strip American citizens of their Constitutional rights.

No! Your narratives and scare tactics will NOT be allowed to spread unchecked.

No! You will NOT continue to follow a few gerontocratic, dementia-ridden career politicians.

Governor Cox— you have every right to stand up to this nonsense and call out these pharmaceuticals, these Democrat-backed initiatives, these globalist schemes.

This is the United States of America and we will live free.

 

 

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KFC Launches Plant-Based Beyond Chicken Nuggets

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 17:30 +0000

I blame the Almond Milk people. It’s not milk by any definition. It looks like milk but then so does White Out, Liquid White, a wide range of paints and detergents and things you’d never drink as well as at least one Polyacrylamide Anionic Emulsion Sewage Water Treatment.

Looking like something has become an excuse for calling it that in direct opposition to the gender culture, which obsesses over not assuming a thing is what it appears to be.

Mostly the same crowd and the results look the same, or did I mean different?

The impossible burger is impossible to justify given the amount of stuff and processes it takes to make one. It has a carbon footprint that is probably greater than that resulting from consuming a similar quantity of beef.

So-called reusable bags are a lot worse for the environment, but those are still popular, and with non-meat “meat” being a thing, why not chickenless chicken?

Kentucky Fried Chicken created a nugget made out of plants and shaped like a nugget that is beyond chicken. In other words, it’s not chicken, but it is shaped like chicken nuggets and is meant to taste like chicken.

Cue sinister cackle.

I have no idea what’s in it, but I bet it is a complex collection of chemicals and some plant matter that makes it is a lot more dangerous for the planet than the process of turning actual chickens into nuggets, so don’t be fooled by the green packaging.

Chicken less chicken is less cruel, you say.

If that concerns you, buy the plant nuggets, but KFC offers them with a disclaimer. They are fried in the same oil as their world-famous chicken, so if that sets off a proximity alert, you’ll have to take a pass.

The plant-based non-chicken chicken nuggets are not for vegans or vegetarians.

So, why would you go to a chicken joint to not get chicken? I guess for the same reason you’d go to a burger joint and buy a veggie patty sandwich. You’re not pro-meat, but you are okay with funding an enterprise centered on converting animal flesh into profits.

You might as well stay home and milk almonds. Good luck with that though, the teats are tiny, and I’m led to believe the almonds don’t like being handled that way.

 

 

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“I might put it on the agenda every week, who knows?” –Gov. Chris Sununu

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 16:00 +0000

It is the Governor who sets the agenda for the Executive Council.  In other words, the Governor controls which contracts are considered when allocating public generated funds, your taxpayer dollars.  This is the avenue for the Governor to advance his/her agenda.

All civil officers (town officers excepted) take an oath to “support the Constitution.” Part 2, Article 84.  In Part 1, Article 1 states that all men are born…. And Article 2 states that “All men (humanity) have certain natural, essential and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and defending life….”

The Executive Councilors are elected by the people. They are the last to represent the public when considering contracts that spend the dollars entrusted to the government to administer the affairs of the state.  Executive Councilors are responsible to “support the Constitution,” the Law of the Land.

“I might put it on the agenda every week, who knows?” –Gov. Chris Sununu on contracts repeatedly rejected by the Executive Council.  This is how he coerced the $27 million contracts with the Federal Government which the people opposed. He did the same with the Vaccine Registry.  Now he is coercing the use of public funds to send more funding under the guise of “Family Planning” to organizations that destroy (not defend) human lives.

Throughout his service as an Executive Councilor (with one exception) and as Governor, Chris Sununu has used his power to coerce the public funds of New Hampshire to support Planned Parenthood and similar organizations.  Where in the Constitution of New Hampshire does it give the Governor or the Executive Council the authority to give away public funds to give away state sovereignty or to destroy human life?

“I might put it on the agenda every week, who knows?” –Gov. Chris Sununu on contracts repeatedly rejected by the Executive Council

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Action Alert: Six Republican Reps Conspire to Make Abortion Legal Until Birth in NH

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 14:30 +0000

Cornerstone Action sent out an action alert this weekend about HB1609, a Republican-sponsored bill that would return New Hampshire to being a state that allows abortion up until the moment of birth for any reason.

Tuesday, January 18th, at 9:50 am: HB 1609-FN will have a hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee. HB 1609, incredibly sponsored by six Republicans, is especially insidious as it leaves a shell of the [Fetal Life Protection Act] while stripping out the ultrasound requirement, the only objective measure of gestational age. The resulting unenforceable law would be worse than nothing. HB 1609 also inserts additional exceptions, but these are little more than a distraction when compared with the devastating removal of the ultrasound provision.

The Fetal Life Protection Act went into effect in New Hampshire on January 1 and restricts abortion after 24 weeks gestation. HB1609 was written with the purpose of gutting the Act.

HB1609 is co-sponsored by these six Republicans with no Democrats co-sponsors:

  • Dan Wolf, Merrimack – District 5 Dan.Wolf@leg.state.nh.us
  • John Graham, Hillsborough – District 7 graham4rep@hotmail.com
  • Bonnie Ham, Grafton – District 5 bonnie.ham@leg.state.nh.us
  • James Allard,  Merrimack – District 21 J.C.Allard@leg.state.nh.us
  • Brodie Deshaies, Carroll – District 6 brodieforNH@gmail.com
  • Joseph Depalma IV, Grafton – District 1 Joseph.Depalma@leg.state.nh.us

What possessed them to go out onto a limb to return New Hampshire to being an abortion-free-for-all state? Please ask them. A lot of us would like to know.

Please contact the House Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote Inexpedient to Legislate on HB1609. Please include your full name and address in your email.

There is an opportunity to testify against the bill at the public hearing on Tuesday, January 18th, at 9:50 am in front of the HHS committee in the Legislative Office Building.

Please sign-in in opposition to the bill at the NH House Committees remote sign-in sheet.

  • Select January 18
  • Select the House Health Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee
  • Select HB1609
  • Make a selection from the “I am” dropdown
  • Choose “I Oppose this Bill”
  • Click Continue
  • Fill in your personal information and click Continue
  • Click the checkbox and click Continue

Learn more about the bill and the bill’s sponsors at nhcornerstone.org.

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They Building a Concrete Barrier ‘Round the White House

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 13:00 +0000

The running Joke of the Biden Administration IS the Biden Administration. Parallel to that is what I’ve called WRBA. Whoever is Running the Biden Administration, these shot-callers, are building a concrete barrier inside the fenceline around the White House.

If they are smart, it is to keep Kamala and Joe out, or perhaps in?

And as a side note, the featured image is not the wall but a photoshopped image created back went the US Capitol was surrounded by fencing. An intro to a truth, it seems, though the barrier you will see below is a lot different.

And maybe it’s nothing. But no one has explained it (or perhaps I did not look hard enough for one).

But it’s a remarkable statement, this wall. Optics are everything. And it’s nice to see we still know how to make them, walls I mean..

Try the southern border, perhaps?

Will it get bigger or wider?

Why is it there?

If you’ve had time to dig in and think you have an answer please share it in the comments.

 

And we’ve got this.

 

 

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Wake Up and Laugh – President Ronald Reagan

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 11:30 +0000

Reagan was not just a great president, he could tell a joke, on the fly, and inject humor into the business of politics, perhaps better than any president I can remember.

This series of clips is 42 minutes long, and I’d never ask any of you to watch all of that, but you’ll only need a few minutes. He made the press laugh, he made his political opponents laugh, he just had a way of lightening the mood like no one I’ve ever seen.

Never crass of indignant, the epitome of the classy guy having a bit of fun and inviting us all along for the ride.

When you have time, watch it all but for now, a few minutes may turn into a few more, and that’s up to you.

 

 

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The Most Important Date Of The Decade Is Upon Us: A Hearing On New Hampshire Independence Is Here

Free Keene - Mon, 2022-01-17 04:41 +0000

The BIGGEST most important date (Jan 20th) of the decade for freedom may just be upon us so mark your calendar and come support the New Hampshire independence rally & public hearing this Thursday ! Don’t be the reason we’re stuck without options- freedom loving people unite- lets create a home and free place to live and give our kids a bastion of hope for the future.

If New Hampshire voters say yes to independence it will separate New Hampshire from the US empire and immediately halt the abuse by Washington DC. What we can accomplish by ourselves will be far greater than anything we can accomplish under the threat of Washington politicians. Independence will offer New Hampshire citizens many things- everything from a reduced tax burden and economic growth to reducing the staggering amount of regulatory barriers placed on New Hampshire businesses. Unhappy with forced vaccination? We can fix that! If we’re independent the feds can’t dictate what should be a matter between us and our doctors. Don’t like Washington’s gun regulations? We can go farther at eliminating arguably unconstitutional restrictions. Unhappy about our schools? Without DC bribing our politicians to pass laws we otherwise wouldn’t and they can’t pass directly we can fix our schools.

When all else fails, what is the plan New Hampshire? 71% (78% at its height) of Union Leader readers said YES to a vote on independence! Now we need to get the legislators to put it on the ballot so the voters can actually decide to declare independence from Washington DC. This New Hampshire constitutional amendment will do just that.

For those not aware New Hampshire’s constitution pre-dates that of the United States and should we choose to do so we can leave the union and divorce DC. We can lead the US just as our forefathers did before us during the Revolutionary War. Just as they declared independence from Great Britain we too can declare independence from the new empire.

However unlike that insurrection this isn’t a declaration of war. This is a means of declaration via proper legal channels- and that’s something even the US courts have acknowledged. Where some would lead you to believe that independence is illegal or that it’s impossible the truth is that even the courts have ruled that the procedure rather than the declaration itself has in prior instances been improper.

Let’s keep our options open and support CACR 32 by joining together with democrats, conservatives, and other independent voters this Thursday Jan 20th, 2022:

Address: 33 N State Street, Concord, New Hampshire
Time: Rally starts at 2:00 pm, press conference @ 3:00, and the public hearing is at 3:30 Room LB 206.

Can’t make it? See our directions below for how you can testify electronically.

For more details read the latest article by Liberty Block:

Breaking: NH Exit Legislation Assigned House Committee & Hearing

Want to express support for the constitutional amendment on New Hampshire independence? Here is how to testify (in other words inform the committee on your thoughts) electronically on what you think of this important legislation.

Can’t Make It? Here is how to testify electronically via email

Step 1: Open the link here http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/remotetestimony/default.aspx?mc_cid=0cc3e8800e&mc_eid=6d8bda0b1a

Step 2: Select January 20th on the calendar shown

Step 3: Under Select the Committee find House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

Step 4: Under Choose the Bill find 3:30 pm – CACR32

Step 5: Under I am select A Member of the Public

Step 6: Under I’m Representing leave Myself

Step 7: Select the bubble I Support this Bill

Step 8: Click Continue

Step 9: Enter your First and Last name, Town, State, and an email address.

Step 10: Click the Continue button

Step 11: Check the box that says “By clicking this checkbox, you agree that the information you have provided is truthful to the best of your knowledge.”

Step 12: Click the Continue button

You’ve now registered your support for giving voters of New Hampshire the opportunity to vote for independence from Washington DC.

The next thing to do is send the Committee your thoughts and comments in why they should support democracy and give the people the chance to vote on this very important constitutional amendment.

Please email written testimony to: HouseState-FederalRelationsandVeteransAffairs@leg.state.nh.us

It’s currently unclear if the hearing will be live streamed by the state itself or not, as nothing is shown under scheduled live streams as I write this, but this may change, and we will certainly be posting a video of the hearing afterward on just what happened so stay tuned in to Free Keene for updates. Here is a link to the live streams just in case you are able to watch it live via the state’s cameras:

https://www.youtube.com/c/NHHouseofRepresentativesCommitteeStreaming/videos?view=2&live_view=502

NH National Anthem to be Sung at Rally Prior to Independence Bill Public Hearing on Jan 20th

NHexit.US - Mon, 2022-01-17 03:14 +0000
NH National Anthem, “Live Free or Die”

By now, you may already know about the historic, first-ever public hearing on NH independence constitutional amendment CACR 32 happening this Thursday, January 20th at 3:30pm in room 206 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH. However, you may not know that there is a rally happening prior to the hearing, starting at 2pm in front of the LOB at 33 N State St. Supporters of NH Exit will be gathering to hold signs, NH flags, network, listen to speakers, and join in singing the New Hampshire National Anthem!

What is the NH National Anthem? Back in the 70s, a previous governor, Meldrim Thompson Jr., released a very catchy little tune during his campaign called “Live Free or Die”. It recently resurfaced in the NH liberty community and with a little tweaking, the song has been reworked now as the NH National Anthem! You can download the songsheet graphic and read the words here. Thanks to NH native Bill Barger for the excellent graphic design.

In addition to the rally at 2pm, just before the hearing we’ll hold a press conference in the lobby of of Legislative Office Building starting at 3pm. It will feature, at minimum, CACR 32 bill sponsor Rep. Mike Sylvia of Belmont and the president of the Foundation for NH Independence, Alu Axelman.

Dress warm, bring your friends and NH flags and any pro-secession signage and join us this Thursday afternoon at 33 N State St. in Concord starting at 2pm! Whether you can or can’t attend, please read this post to learn the steps you can take to help us get this constitutional amendment passed!

Timeless Wisdom about Politicians

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 02:30 +0000

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over.  They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Union politician
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising  to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”

I offered my opponents a deal: “If they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~ Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games

I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!!
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two are lawyers and three or more are the government.
~John Adams (1735 – 1826)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Government.
But then I repeat myself.
Mark Twain (1835- 1910)

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts!
~ Will Rogers (1879- 1935)

I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
~ Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

A Government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul!
~ Will Rogers (1879- 1935)

The problem we face today is because the people that work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

(H/T: Lynn)

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Their “Cure” is Worse Than ‘The Disease’

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-01-17 01:00 +0000

All the usual Democrats are in the news giving us their latest and best advice on dealing with COVID. New, the kids need to stay in school (because they are less susceptible to COVID) or because self-isolation has been reduced to five days instead of ten (because parents must return to work to improve our economy?).

Could that temporary inflation thing not be fixed by one or more of those promised social programs?

And now, SCOTUS has slammed the door on a vaccine mandate we told everyone was unconstitutional because no President has the power to implement it.

As I recall, everyone was warned about what the Leftist extremists would do if they won the 2020 election. They shut down the Keystone oil pipeline, banned oil drilling, and in weeks, oil prices started up and are still going up. Along with that, prices for everything went up as well, inflation too.

Didn’t raiding our national emergency oil reserves fix it all instead of creating the lowest reserves in decades? Well, don’t feel bad as that was never intended to fix the problems that were created – it was only a band-aid on Mr. Biden’s sinking approval ratings (but that has failed too). WE were, for those few years with President Trump, energy independent but we warned everyone about Biden didn’t we. Yeah, we did.

Add to all that, we have the open border where a couple million illegals, sex trafficking, drug smuggling, convicted violent felons, unmasked, unvaccinated zero medical or ID’s in hand are transported all around the country free of charge with promises of U.S. Dollars to spend as they see fit.

What could go wrong?

Well,  we conservatives warned that murder rates, violent crime rates, drug deaths along with all manner of diseases have risen with no end in sight.

Oh, by the way Russia is making moves on the Ukraine, China on Taiwan, and North Korea is launching it’s newest long-range missiles out toward Japan. Again, lest we forget, some hundreds of American citizens are still trapped in Afghanistan while the Taliban hunts down hundreds of Afghan interpreters. Our nation promised to take them with us when we left but never did.

We also left a treasure of military equipment behind.

Disaster has followed disaster like a long midnight freight train’s cars rumbling one after another pulled by the engine of Socialism which promised a paradise of Social Justice for all we poor peasants too dumb to know what’s good for us.

Mr. Biden’s approval ratings continue “slip slidin’ away” now down to 33 percent. I’m just wondering who those 33 percent are that just refuse to face what can’t they see? Biden has failed in every possible way what more could we conservatives say or do? No, it really, seems to me those warnings about Socialism never working anywhere were pretty much shouted from the rooftops by we conservatives for the last few years.

There just can not be that many willfully blind among us. If we want an end to these disasters, we must vote out those sitting Democratic elected officials who rubber stamp them and say nothing and do nothing except go along to get along.  Only then can we begin to fix and heal our nation. It begins with people accepting the reality that this Socialist cure is wore then any disease.

 

 

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