The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

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Notable Quote – Consumers Determine the Marketplace

Sat, 2022-05-21 02:00 +0000

Socialists and Democrats (but I repeat myself) always lambast Big Business as the Evil component of capitalism.  They forget:

On the market of a capitalistic society the common man is the sovereign consumer whose buying or abstention from buying ultimately determines what should be produced and in what quantity and quality. Those shops and plants which cater exclusively or predominantly to the wealthier citizens’ demand for refined luxuries play merely a subordinate role in the economic setting of the market economy. They never attain the size of big business. Big business always serves – directly or indirectly – the masses.

It is this ascension of the multitude in which the radical social change brought about by the “Industrial Revolution” consists. Those underlings who in all the preceding ages of history had formed the herds of slaves and serfs, of paupers and beggars, became the buying public, for whose favor the businessmen canvass. They are the customers who are “always right,” the patrons who have the power to make poor suppliers rich and rich suppliers poor.

-Ludwig von Mises (The Anti-capitalistic Mentality; it is here for free)

While the wealthy ARE important, they are important in that they are often the “early adopters” of those higher priced goods – think LED TV, personal computers, and cell phones. However, it is we, the “common folk”, that set the market place.

It’s like that old saw “why do you rob banks?  It’s where the money is”.

Sure, fancy clothes, private jets, yachts; all of those, however, provide jobs for the masses which then spend the most money in the aggregate.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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NeverTrump’s “Debunking” of 2000 Mules Debunked

Sat, 2022-05-21 00:00 +0000

NeverTrumper Ben Shapiro attempted to undercut the evidence in the 2000 Mules movie proving Biden STOLE the 2020 election. (This evidence is IN ADDITION TO all the evidence that the election was RIGGED … i.e., Zuckerbucks, Hunter Biden censorship, Wisconsin, etc. etc. etc.) Here is Dinesh D’Souza’s response:


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“Misgendering” – a Politically Created Word to Force a Political Agenda?

Fri, 2022-05-20 22:00 +0000

I’ve held on to this for a while, so let me start off by saying that I agree with Matt Margolis: Rachel Levine Says ‘Misgendering’ Trans People Is ‘Mean-Spirited’—It’s Not . Levine is the transgender US Assistant Secretary of Health and the affirmative action four-star admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corp.  And no, he’s not black so isn’t that kind of race affirmative action but it is one for his sexuality. A lot of that has been going around because it seems that the Left has made it clear that’s how they wish to normalize their version of sexuality (wait, pedophilia is next and it is happening locally and my former Chief of Police is involved in the incident – and not very nicely).  And the Left has made it VERY political – and watch the school environments that prove my point.  And Steve’s post (“Middle School Students Charged with Sexual Harassment for Using Incorrect Pronouns“) as we both seized on the same story (I just couldn’t type fast enough but chose to lead with this one).

So, what’s the beef?  Just like with preferred pronouns in schools that have adopted some kind of transgender Polity that REQUIRES people on school grounds, the Militant Transgenders are determined to change our language so as to positively affirm them – regardless if we want to or not. Let’s start with this:

“You talk about being very vocal on the advocacy front. You told Chelsea Clinton on a podcast that was out—I think this week—that you hope that one day your identity isn’t going to define you or any other trans person, and yet we’re in this moment where some on the right continue to publicly misgender you. On a personal level, how do you navigate that?” Jackson asked him.

“Identity” is all the rage with the Left and is getting to be more so every day. After all, when straight people have to tell others, or FEEL that they must, what their pronouns are, the Left HAS MADE IDENTITY your definition.  Want it to NOT be that way?

Keep your sexuality or “expression thereof” your business – not mine. Listen to a lot of folks on the Left when they get into an argument – how do they start off?

  • As a person of color….
  • As a gay white…
  • In my experience as a bisexual, two-spirit…

I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE, I DON’T CARE WHAT YOUR SELF-PROCLAIMED “Identity” IS, so stop it! It’s like that old doctor joke: “Doctor, doctor, when I do this, it keeps hurting. Well, stop doing it!”. I don’t care what you think are, I don’t care about your Feelz – man up and stop being snowflakes about it. Keep shoving it in my face DOES define you – as an asshat. Leave me alone and I’l leave me alone.  That goes twice for my kid in school.

And then we come to the nub of the problem:

“Well, those anti-trans, those transphobic actions that states have taken are quite politically motivated. And I’ve said before. They are egregious. We need to support and empower trans youth. So my word to them is that we have a president who sees us and supports us as we are. It is so important for people to be authentic and to live free in the United States, to live in our nation as who they are and, of course, who they love. And we’re going to continue to do everything we can to support them.

Sorry, but I’m not the one that MADE it political – I, and a lot of others of us on the Right, are reacting to the ‘in-your-face” crowd that turned to Government to make the rest of us bow to your speech demands that are making “preferred pronouns” mandatory. Sorry, Constitutional free speech comes before your mindset of what you are.  Keep trying to use govt to coerce my speech and I’ll give you “political”.

With all that said, here’s what Margolis said:

Let’s get one thing clear: When I or anyone else calls Levine “him” or otherwise uses male pronouns or calls him a man, that is not “misgendering.” Rachel Levine can legally change his name, grow his hair out, and have all the plastic surgery he wants, but that doesn’t change who or what he is–and that is a biological male. I’m not being mean-spirited; I’m just not validating his delusion that he is now a woman. The same goes for anyone who is transgender.

And yes, I get to say what a woman is – I have a biology degree.  So that also means I know what a man is as well.  And I’m going to keep believe my lyin’ eyes and ears as well.  I keep saying this because it seems I have to:

You think you are something you aren’t?  Have at it. If your family and friends are good with it, more power to you.

Just leave me out of it and stop trying to jam it down my throat.

Misgendering is just another made up, politicized word meant to further a political agenda.  It’s meant, in practice, as a stepping stone just like Civil Unions was used politically by the gay militants in creating their own Slippery Slide to get what they wanted politically because they were failing culturally – Gay Marriage legally and total affirmation of it culturally.

Now, the idea that someone can be anything, be of any sexuality, at any time, just on a whim and that REST OF US MUST ACCEPT THAT which we know is not true is that next thing.

And you know what the real targets are?

  • That you’ll never know what is real or not
  • And the demise of the nuclear family.

The first is important because then you’ll never know when you are being gaslit on anything else

And the second is how can you have a family when NOTHING is stable?

Heck with it – Steve covered the middle schoolers whose future is being destroyed simply because they refused to bow down to Government demanded speech. Here’s the links I was going to use.

Levine is not the problem – but he certainly is a huge symptom of the real problem – throwing everything in to Chaos.  For as Lenin said, where there is Chaos, there is Opportunity.


Remember, this is Cultural Marxism in real time.

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Defund the WTO

Fri, 2022-05-20 20:00 +0000

Congressman Chip Roy from Texas has introduced the best solution to Stop the WTO’s Global Pandemic Treaty Amendments introduced by the Biden White House. It’s called “No Taxpayer Funding For the World Trade Organization (WTO).”

Both sides: the Biden Administration and the WTO vs “we the people” have a right to voice their opinion, but we don’t have the right to make our own facts.

In the people’s corner is the fact that our liberty must be won in this generation to pass on America’s 240-plus years of “inherent right” to make personal decisions in healthcare. Advocates of government control of healthcare have Nikolai Lenin one of history’s most evil mass murderers on their side.

He describes how important healthcare is to communist control: “Healthcare is the “keystone arch” in the communist state.” Brick masons will tell you that without the keystone in the arch being made to a perfect angle the “arch will fall.” Without control of healthcare the communist in their revolution to enslave a nation will also fall.”

This is a contest between the American people the “targeted victims” opposed by our political leaders who have hired international unaccountable bureaucrats who assume their office has the power to force their will on our people. In reality, this is a government force that has an American historical antecedent, for they are duplicating the implementation of one of the major abuses of power that Jefferson accused King George of in the Declaration of Independence: “

He has erected a Multitude of New Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.” With no confidence in trusting men in seats of power to be “servants rather than masters,” the “framers of the Constitution” responded with the protection of personal inherent rights, securing them in the Fourth Amendment: ” The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, etc… .”

Now, in light of the above background of historical facts, let us get to the dangerous problems of the “treaty” that has motivated Congressman Chip Roy of Texas to introduce legislation to protect American sovereignty, HR 419 to “defund WHO. This would negate these controlling amendments of our people that are being drafted into the Global Pandemic Treaty at the World Health Assembly on May 22nd – 28.

Check out the Biden Administration’s complete package of proposed amendments to International Health Regulations (IHR) . These proposals by our leaders to the existing IHR drastically expand WHO power over Americans. Imagine there is no congressional oversight unless “we the people’ demand it. And these amendments do not require a 2/3 vote in the Senate to be adopted as treaty law that federal DHHS and the WTO bureaucrats and our political leaders assume is law they can force upon us.

Such audacity that views our constitutional rights as obsolete will continue to rule through “assuming this illegitimate power” unless an avalanche of protest is brought to our state and federal officials attention to act in our favor and stop this power move against liberty that will put our American healthcare in a straight-jacket of controls.

Imagine how your future world will change with no parental control, your God-given inherent rights secured in the Bill of Rights negated, and global health passes limiting travel all of which will compromise your personal sovereignty and national sovereignty. Ponder the thought of living in a world that has accomplished Bill Gates’s goal to strengthen the WTO. Let words from the Great Patriot, Patrick Henry motivate and guide our response: “Let us not rest our liberties on the assumption that our leaders will virtuous.” Go too for ammunition to help America win this second war for Independence.


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So, [Republican? Snicker!] Gov. Chris Sununu Told Us All That He Is Anti-parents and All in for the Teacher’s Unions.

Fri, 2022-05-20 18:00 +0000

I AM ONE OF THOSE PARENTS THAT THE SCHOOL WON’T TELL ME WHAT THE TRANSGENDER STATUS OF MY LEGAL SON IS (“So How Did It Feel, Gilford School Board, to Watch Your Principal Lie to Me in Public Because of Your Policy JBAB?“)! And Sununu wants to keep it that way! 

We’ve said for years that while NH Governor Chris Sununu has been decent on guns and taxes, that’s generally it.  He’s all in when it comes to Leftist social ideology – go ahead, prove me wrong if you can!  And he got us into this mess when he gave away the “Conservative Store” when he signed SB263 which gave the Democrats one of their social Holy Grails – codifying “gender identity” into law. Its “Slippery Slope” has now given us his threatened veto of HB1431 which did one thing – codify the role and responsibilities of Parents in the raising of their children.

After a lot of heavy lifting by the NH House and Senate (and their leadership at the last, and needed, minute), HB1431 was on the last lap:

Declaration of Purpose.  The general court finds that it is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.  The general court further finds that important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor’s education.  The general court further finds it is necessary to establish a consistent mechanism for parents to be notified of information relating to the health, education, and well-being of their minor children.

Parents wanted this as they are tired of school administrations giving them the finger with the introduction of Critical Race Theory (Whites are Oppressors, Minorities are victims (and require the ministrations of white Progressives to make it in Life) and the sexualization of little children. They are tired of being ignored, dismissed as extremists or kooks, and lied to. This bill would put a stop to those activities from those that should remember that they are employees and not Education Rulers.

Sununu just gave all of us Normal Parents the finger – he just gave our kids over to the Educational-Industrial Complex – totally owned by Democrat/Socialist Teachers Unions/Superintendents and their sycophants/captured School Boards who have swallowed the Left’s social gospel whole. And, of course, he hid, once again, behind his Attorney General’s office:

“There are specific provisions in the Senate version of the bill that specifically identify gender identity and expression as a basis to have to make reports to parents,” explained Assistant Attorney General Sean R. Locke. “That specifically identifies that group of students, as opposed to any other group.”

HB1431 doesn’t mention “transgender”. In fact, it only mentions “gender expression or identity” once – along with a lot of other things that Parents should be aware of:

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

Locke wants you to believe, like the critics of the Florida Parent Bill of Rights and the legislation that prohibits the teaching of ANY sexuality to those in K-3, that the sole purpose of this bill is to discriminate.  The “law” he quotes is below – note all the other “protected classes” beyond gender identity.

So the relevant question to the AG’s office is “how is telling Parents about ANY of the things above that I’ve bolded discrimination?”.  I can’t suss any meaning of discrimination either out of HB1431 or SB263.

I can tell you one thing – such a claim depends on these “kids ‘rights’ before Parents’ actual Rights” people believing that all Parents are BAD Parents. That they are UNFIT parents.

The bill has been opposed by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, LGBTQ+ rights groups, civil rights advocates, and teachers’ unions, who noted that the legislation would require schools to “out” trans students to their parents. They argued that doing so could be dangerous for some students and might discourage others from seeking help at school.

And that keeping information from Parents on ANY of those topics above is a PUBLIC GOOD.

Yeah, tell that to the Parents of that Clay County, Florida 12-year-old girl that got “turned trans” by her guidance counselor, Ms. Washington, and then tried to commit suicide in the girls’ bathroom, not once, but twice, BEFORE the school district notified her Parents. Their reason was that because of their Catholic faith, they were, essentially, unfit parents. Gosh, that would mean, here in NH, that the school just discriminated against the Parents because of their religious beliefs.

I’ll put up the letter that contains the following, but do you see the huge gap in their reasoning? Hint: do you see who is missing?

A coalition of opposing groups had urged Rice to reject the bill that ranged from the unions of AFT, AFL-CIO, and National Education Association of N.H. to the N.H. Council of Churches, N.H. School Administrators Association, New Futures, Granite State Progress, and N.H. School Nurses Association.

“By requiring immediate disclosure to parents about any school club or extracurricular activities, school counselor visits, and changes in gender identity or expression, this bill will sacrifice those important relationships and undermine efforts to create an affirming learning environment for all students,” they wrote.

Note that they talk only about school relationships, within Government relationships – and leave the most important relationship by the wayside: that between a Parent and their child.  And THIS is the crux of the entire issue – who has first say, the most important role, in a child’s life.

For them, it’s NOT a Parent. So, what say YOU, NH State Senator Becky Whitley of Hopkinton:

Sen. Becky Whitley of Hopkinton, the lone Democrat on the committee, said the new changes to the bill did not address concerns raised by LGBTQ+ advocates, and warned that the bill could have harmful effects on children whose parents are less accepting.

“I think that this bill is antithetical to all the work we have done in the state to ensure that individuals in this community, in the LGBT community, can live a life free from discrimination and be safe in all communities,” Whitley said.

You want anecdotes??? I’ve got the receipts that you’re dead wrong that schools are the salvation for kids – over 200 posts thus far and another 100 yet to be put up. And I would like NH State Rep Debra DeSimone, Republican, (see, I don’t care WHAT Party you belong to!)  to tell us where the peer-review studies are that say that teen suicides would rise. Frankly, the COVID lockdowns on school kids have contributed more to that danger than transgenderism.

At least Jason Osborne got it right:

 “I think it’s pretty clear that when children need help, their best chance of getting it is when a parent knows what’s going on”

And NH State Senator Bill Gannon was dead on:

Sen. Bill Gannon, R-Sandown, one of the negotiators, said both sides in this dispute want to protect students.

“Our side believes parents deserve the right to know what discussions about gender they are having with teachers or what clubs they are in,” Gannon said. “Parents understand their child much better than the 15 or 20 different educators that rotate in and out of their child’s life every school year.”

Indeed. Parents first. The nuclear family first. But Sununu ain’t down with that by his own words:

“This bill as written creates numerous challenges for kids,” Sununu said. “I share the concerns of the Attorney General and as such, will veto the bill if it reaches my desk.”

Government first. Schools first. Thanks for contributing to the breakdown of the family, Chris.

One of Marxism’s tools to implement its ideology is the breakdown of the family structure.  And Chris has now told us where he stands with relationship to the Traditional Family Structure.

And he’s still not half the politician his Dad, Papa Smurf, probably still is. We gotta get Frank Edleblut to primary Baby Huey.

Sununu should sign this bill – but I have grave doubts he will.


AN ACT relative to anti-discrimination protection for students in public schools.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

282:1  New Subdivision; Discrimination in Public Schools.  Amend RSA 193 by inserting after section 37 the following new subdivision:

Discrimination in Public Schools

193:38  Discrimination in Public Schools.  No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, or national origin, all as defined in RSA 354-A.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under this section, including the attorney general, may initiate a civil action against a school or school district in superior court for legal or equitable relief, or with the New Hampshire commission for human rights, as provided in RSA 354-A:27-28.

193:39  Discrimination Prevention Policy Required.  Each school district and chartered public school shall develop a policy that guides the development and implementation of a coordinated plan to prevent, assess the presence of, intervene in, and respond to incidents of discrimination on the basis of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, national origin, or any other classes protected under RSA 354-A.

282:2  New Subdivision; Opportunity for Public Education Without Discrimination a Civil Right.  Amend RSA 354-A by inserting after section 26 the following new subdivision:

Opportunity for Public Education Without Discrimination a Civil Right

354-A:27  Opportunity for Public Education Without Discrimination a Civil Right.  No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion or national origin, all as defined in this chapter.

354-A:28  Procedure on Public School Complaints.

I.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under RSA 354-A:27 may initiate a civil action in superior court against a school or school district for legal or equitable relief, or file a complaint with the commission as provided in RSA 354-A:21.  The attorney general may also initiate such a civil action in superior court or by complaint with the commission.

II.  Any complaint filed with the commission pursuant to paragraph I shall comply with and be subject to the procedures outlined in this chapter, with the exception that such complaints may be removed to superior court at any time in compliance with RSA 508:4

282:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: July 19, 2019
Effective Date: September 17, 2019

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Middle School Students Charged with Sexual Harassment for Using Incorrect Pronouns

Fri, 2022-05-20 16:00 +0000

Compelled speech is unconstitutional but so what? When you’re dark god says punish the unbelievers, you charge three middle-school boys with sexual harassment for using the wrong pronoun.


Rosemary Rabidoux told Fox News Digital she received a phone call from the school’s principal saying she would be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against her son, Braden.

“I immediately thought, ‘sexual harassment, that’s rape, that’s incest, that’s inappropriate touching, even grotesque language could go that far.’ And when I asked him what my son did, he said that he did not use the correct pronouns,” she said.


I think the first words out of my mouth would be, okay – I’m suing the ever-living crap out of you. I hope you’re ready. Sue them for what? This is bullying, it’s compelled speech, and the first best thing to do is to take a rhetorical blowtorch to everyone involved.

The Rabidoux’s are being a bit more conservative. They’ve got “Luke Berg, deputy counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty,” going to bat for them.


“Sexual harassment covers really egregious stuff, not simply using the so-called wrong pronoun. The school’s theory seems to be that any use of a wrong pronoun is automatically punishable speech under Title IX, and if that is truly their position, that is a truly egregious First Amendment violation.”


He’s probably going to win, but getting the district to drop the charges and correct the record isn’t enough. As we’ve seen with policy JBAB here in New Hampshire, significant, long-term litigation, or the threat of litigation, on multiple fronts against individuals, boards, and districts is needed.

Not everyone will have the finances or the stomach, so they ignore you and hope you’ll go away. But you have to be relentless. Use every avenue available within the law, from right-to-know requests to – and this is often easier than you think – hanging them out to dry using their bylaws or meeting rules.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty needs to do more than win the case. They need to plow into the foundation that brought it on in the first place.

As I understand it, Title IX prohibits the government entity doing business as a school district from discrimination. Title IX does not grant Gestapo-like police powers in the name of anti-bullying that are themselves bullying.

Such an interpretation would permit schools to stifle any protected expression in the classroom at will.

The last time I checked, the pro-CRT people were all about protecting speech. They insist that removing any curriculum that paints white kids as systemic racists is anti-free speech. It’s not, but they said it

If labeling white kids as unrepentant racists is protected speech, what chance do pronouns have?

Thankfully, the left has double standards (or they’d have none at all). They can have their cake and eat it too. But to the average American, that’s not fair.

Policy JBAB collapsed because no authorizing authority was ever given (by the legislature) to the schools to impose such a thing as preferred pronouns nor the ability to enforce compliance. But it has been seven years since the policy first appeared, and only last week the school board association was forced to retract it.

Whatever is going on in Wisconsin, it won’t be that easy, but it needs to start now, or it’ll get away from them, and free speech must be protected no matter the cost.



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Will There Be Enough Rope to Save Us

Fri, 2022-05-20 14:00 +0000

I feel we will be looking back at yesterday, May 18, as the day we passed the point of no return. Domestically, internationally, and monetarily, the hammer came down and what remains is barely recognizable.

We could ask Karine to comment, but there is no page in her book with a vague enough answer for her to read. We are on our own to solve this conundrum.

Halfway around the world, we saw a portion of Ukraine fall into Russian control while one of their own confessed to murdering and committing war crimes against the Ukrainian people. At the same time, Finland and Sweden changed the make-up of Europe by applying for membership in NATO. Putin threatened to retaliate against such a strengthening of Europe, but that may be idle talk with his losses in Ukraine.

As 4:30 PM approached, we watched in fear and disgust as the closing bell sounded to end one of the worst days ever on Wall Street. Those past or approaching retirement age watched their 401k dissolve and were left to reflect on how or whether they could ever recoup the losses. The reality then dawned that we may not have hit the bottom of this Biden Spiral of Incompetence. I will take credit for that phrase and use it going forward. Before yesterday, I planned to work two more years and then fully retire. That two years will now not be enough. Thank you, Joe.

I listened to the list of our country’s most successful companies and how Biden’s failing policies have impacted them. Netflix is down 71%, while Disney is minus 39%. These two companies are experiencing self-inflicted WOKE pains and Biden jabs. Target lost 20% in one day due to inflation concerns. So much for Biden’s inflation is transitory. It will soon reclassify as a recession. Apple, America’s most valuable company, has dropped 40% from its 52-week high. The window locks are being checked in many office buildings around the country.

Things at home range from maddening to insane as the New York Post front page has declared the country Joe Biden’s Train Wreck. He continues to blame all he can on the Pandemic and Putin, but nobody is buying it. Putin is not the President of the United States. Unfortunately, Joe Biden is. Every day brings new record-high gas prices, and now the average price at the pumps is over $4 a gallon in all 50 states. A gas chain in Washington state is retooling its pumps to accommodate prices over $10 a gallon. Hopefully an overreaction and not a harbinger of things to come. There is now talk of gas rationing, and mothers are frantically seeking formula for their hungry babies. If Biden feared school board moms, he should be paranoid to death of new mothers with hungry babies.

An abortion advocate testified before Congress that a woman was anyone who identifies as one and that a man can get pregnant and have an abortion. She could not differentiate between killing a baby after birth or while it was still eight inches inside the mother’s birth canal. Biden was thankful someone could be that stupid to take the pressure and attention from him.

The only person happy about yesterday is Jen Psaki, as she did not have to address the country and lie about all of yesterday’s woes. But can anything be as sad as watching Karine Jean-Pierre searching for answers to read from her briefing book? If this was a bad TV show, we could shut it off or change the channel. Unfortunately, this is all the reality of a single day, and no one thinks we can say tomorrow will be better.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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Here We Go Again: No, Forest Fires are Not Getting More Likely or More Frequent

Fri, 2022-05-20 12:00 +0000

Local Media needs to talk about something, so why not wildfires. They are rare in Northern New England, making them ripe for a bit of scaremongering by the Climate Cult. What if, oh noes and Climate Change! How much longer will we be safe from the scourge? What scourge?

The timing is good. It’s going to be unseasonably warm this weekend. And there is never a wrong time to talk about wilderness and fire safety. A little breeze and an unattended fire can ruin a neighborhood surrounded by trees, and we’ve got more of those than not. But everything is green and wet in the spring.

It’s 40 or 80, but it has also been rainy. Wet and green do not wildfires make, but the “dry” season is creeping up on us (the fearmongering drought season – we have it every year), and not everyone is wet at the same time, so wildfires happen. The question is spin versus reality.

If you’d like a recent example, Climate Realism dissected a Market Watch scare-piece about burning in the Southwest that’s worth a read, and another here on Yahoo! news doing the same thing.

Related: US Forest Fire Data Tampering – They Dissapeared 57-Years of Inconvenient Truth.

The central planners are forever pointing at local events to justify global action, but there’s a problem. When it comes to burning average nationally or even globally, you’d be right to ask, where’s the fire?



The slight uptick in the past decade, as we’re reported elsewhere, is probably a result of arson by environmentalists. Climate warriors, not the climate. Activists acting like those so-called victims of hate crimes we later discover were the perps themselves. Always to get pity or to promote an idea they are so certain is true that they have to commit the crime to make it so.

Related: CO2 Increases “Linked to” Rising Education Costs and More Gun Crimes in Democrat Cities but not Forest Fires.

The other culprit, domestically, is the result of environmental policy. Blocking efforts to clear fuel from the forest floor account for many fires and lost acreage (and often like) in places like California. Simple forest management would prevent fires or save average, but that’s not what they need, so the people blaming the climate for fires want to see it burn.

Globally, the burn average is also down in the past century, not just a little.

Add the rising global CO2 trend line, and there is NO connection between the Climate Cult’s darkhorse and wildfires nationally or globally. But that’s no excuse not to cling to their climate bibles and global warming guns, and they refuse to see the forest for the trees.

It has to be man-made climate change, or their entire faith system collapses.




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Does Governor Sununu Want Teachers to Lie to Parents? That Would Violate Federal Law

Fri, 2022-05-20 10:00 +0000

According to WMUR, Governor Sununu is planning to veto HB1431 based on some of the language that is currently in the bill. The parental rights bill would affirm our fundamental rights as parents in New Hampshire.

It’s bad enough that the Democrats have abandoned parents, but many expected better of Republicans. If this bill cannot make it through a Republican House, Senate and then be signed by a Republican Governor, what does that tell the parents in New Hampshire?

What does the Governor say is problematic in the proposed law?

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

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

According to WMUR, Sununu will not support the Bill because if a child joins a club or confides in a teacher, schools would then have to inform parents. This would essentially out gay, lesbian and transgender students.Sununu seems to be suggesting that the district teachers and administrators now engage in lying to parents without any kind of due process.  Forget that there is no evidence of abuse or neglect by parents, he is suggesting that this information be hidden from good parents.

Governor Sununu doesn’t seem know that there is federal law that allows parents to inspect their child’s school records. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

Parents have the right to inspect their child’s records. But to veto this proposed Bill suggests that school officials lie and hide information from parents. In the Bill, the school would inform parents under certain conditions, but parents should be able to access this information upon their request.  According to federal law, this information MUST be disclosed to parents upon request.

Does Governor Sununu know this? Why would anyone oppose notification when any parent has the right to access this information already? What kind of a message does that send to parents when they hear that their elected officials want school officials to hide information from them?

What else do they think should be hidden from parents?

When a child is under the care of a therapist, that mental health professional is under obligation to inform parents unless there is evidence that indicates the information should not be disclosed. Parents have due process in that situation.  Parents are considered innocent until proven guilty. In local public schools it appears as if you are guilty, and you don’t get to try to prove your innocence.

Legally speaking, people under the age of 18 do not typically have a right to confidentiality in therapy. However, some therapists ask parents to agree to the therapist’s confidentiality rules before they will treat the client. Additionally, though minors do not have a legal right to privacy from their parents, their right to privacy from third parties (employers, advertisers, etc.) is similar to that of adults. 

This is done as a way to protect the child. You can see that in this case, the Governor does not follow some basic ethical guidelines. Not only is he ignoring the parents’ fundamental rights, but ethically, parents should be involved, and not pushed out of their child’s life, unless there is actual evidence that a parent is a threat to that child.

Parents are not the enemy of the LGBTQ child. We don’t hold all teachers responsible as sexual predators when we find out sexual predators have worked in our public schools. Why they painting parents as a danger to their children in this way? Why are they guilty without any evidence? Why does everyone assume that a parent who is informed is a threat to a child?

Heritage recently addressed this assault on parents, and explain how this is unconstitutional. School Districts Are Hiding Information About Gender-Transitioning Children From Their Parents. This is Unconstitutional. 

American law has long recognized the importance of parental rights. A parent’s right to oversee the care, education, and control of their child  is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, and confirmed by the Supreme Court in 1923, in Meyer v. Nebraska, and as recently as 2000, in Troxel v. Granville. To raise and educate a child as parents see fit is—and always has been—on a par with the other fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed rights.

They go on to cite how this denial of information to a parent is a violating the FERPA law. In the court case that they cite, school officials make the same claims as Governor Sununu by saying, “According to court filings, the Montgomery County Board of Education claims it is acting in the best interests of the minors involved by protecting them from the “unsupportive” parents of those children.”

Unsupportive parents? That is a subjective measurement of parents, and is certainly not based on criminal behavior. The school officials made the case that an unsupportive parent is a danger to their child. What about those parents who are not supportive of their child eating only sweets at mealtime? Or the parent who doesn’t approve of their child’s boyfriend/girlfriend? Are they a danger too? Sometimes a child assumes the parents would not be supportive only to find out they are.

Heritage also reported about a guide on the Los Angeles Unified School Districts’ website which instructs teachers to provide whatever services they can for transitioning students with unsupportive parents.  Not only are they hiding information from parents, but providing services on transitioning. Shouldn’t we be encouraging parents to be involved in all of this? Not working to keep them in the dark?

The problem isn’t a parental rights bill, the problem is with a Governor who doesn’t seem to know federal law, and sides with those who seek to come in-between a child and their parents.

SUGGESTION: Call Governor Sununu, and inform him of federal law, ethical guidelines and ask him to sign HB1431 when it is placed on his desk: 603-271-2121.


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Biden Promised Normal, This Isn’t Normal

Fri, 2022-05-20 02:00 +0000

Maybe this is normal. After all, normal is a relative term, so maybe to Joe Biden and his incompetent team, we are precisely where they want us to be. If that is the case, eighty-one million people were sold a bill of goods, and the rest of us can say we told you so.

That is not a good consolation for the country’s dismal state after fifteen months of Joe Biden.

We have the worst inflation in decades, and the 8.5% published rate by the government is a bogus number. Since it does not include the impact of Food or Energy costs, why is it even posted? It is a false and useless number masking today’s much more significant issue. Some estimates put the actual inflation number at 25-30% if all commodity categories are included.

Biden had pledged no new taxes on the low income and middle class, but the inflation he created is the cruelest tax and most impacts the low-income tier. The rich can absorb the $5.00 cost of a gallon of gas, but the $75.00 tank of gas may mean less food on the table for low-income Americans. The ripple effect inflation will cause on modified vacation and travel plans are yet to be seen. After two years of COVID, a summer locked down by inflation is the last thing the country needs.

We are getting closer to the Red Tsunami, and the Dems are running out of time to turn things around. Biden and the Radical Left hope that the Abortion controversy will bring support for Democrat candidates in November. Still, the cost of inflation to the average family will make them forget who Roe or Wade was. Biden urged Democrats to assume their campaign status this week. He should have encouraged his staff to produce something of a positive impact. They are not capable of meeting that goal.

We need to go no further than the top two spots to see the magnitude of our problem. Joe Biden is rarely let out on his own, and every time he goes off prompter, we see why. Today, he was in Buffalo to pay his respects to Saturday’s mass shooting victims. First, he and the First Lady are alone on the stage with COVID masks covering their faces. Such a show of weakness for a country that craves strength.

He then goes on to compare Buffalo to Scranton. You would think he would let that go, but he still feels some mileage is left in Joe from Scranton. He is wrong. Then he tries to quote his parents and blows the line. All he had to do was read the darn thing.

Kamala was sent to the memorial of the recently deceased leader of the UAE. She addresses the media and blows her message. Another daily special of Word Salad from our VP. Sad, she can do nothing right. Kamala Harris had the opportunity to seize the moment. She is the first Black female Vice President who could have set the bar for young girls everywhere. Instead, she has disappointed all except for those of us who felt she was a charlatan. With a charlatan VP and a deficient mental acuity President does not a country thrive. But that is what we have.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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Gunstock: What Was Foretold Is Now Reality: Guida Retiring, Nominates Lang as Handpicked “Political Son.” Nailed It!

Fri, 2022-05-20 00:00 +0000

WMUR: State Sen. Giuda announces retirement, endorses Rep. Lang as replacement

Not 10 minutes after he got booted from the Committee of Conference where his bill to redo Gunstock went down in flames as Chuck Morse shoved him out of the way.

Now, I can’t take total credit for this prophecy made back on April 23 as a bunch of birdies sent me the info in various and sundry ways:

Gunstock Resort Rumor: What’s the Connection: Guida, Lang, and Baby Huey (Gov. Chris Sununu)?

First, the context (beyond what I and other writers have already put on GraniteGrok) of the sinkhole of politics that the Gunstock Area Commission, Gunstock Mountain Resort, and the Belknap County Delegation. It all seems to swirl (word of the day) around former CEO (several times) and current Gunstock Area Commissioner Gary Kiedaisch (having been elected to Vice-Chair, launched a lawsuit to prevent being fired (once again), promoted to Acting Chair, and now demoted to just Commissioner).  He’s never held back from telling everyone how great his CEO skills are and the size of his wallet.

And his connections with NH Governor Chris Sununu. More on that in a minute; back to WMUR:

CONCORD, N.H. —A season of turnover is underway at the State House as longtime state Sen. Bob Giuda, R-Warren, is announcing his retirement and endorsing state Rep. Tim Lang, R-Sanbornton, to replace him. Giuda has represented District 2, which includes parts of Merrimack, Belknap and Grafton counties, since 2016 and is known as one of the more outspoken and conservative members of the Senate.

See my shocked face?  Glad you can as my mirror isn’t.  HB1397 was to completely redo how the Gunstock Ski Area, the Gunstock Area Commission, the Belknap County Delegation, and the Belknap County Commissioners, and MONEY all interrelate with each other.  And as I reported earlier today, it went down in flames as the NH House Leadership sussed out what was going on, along with the NH Senate President, and put a stop to that nonsense.  RSA 399 is still intact as Kiedaisch / Rusty McLear / McLaughlin / Lang intent to wrest back their playtoy (Gunstock). Their “Master Plan” which would have taken control over land they didn’t own to build a hotel et al and turn Gunstock into something it isn’t (not a “destination” resort but a day trip for locals”) and pocket…well, I’ll let you finish that statement.

Good deal!

But WAIT!  The actual prophecy:

So I’ve talked about the Kiedaisch/GAC  angle/rumor.  There’s another one that gets into political horse-trading.  With 2020 came the redistricting of not just the Federal districts of Congress and Senate but also the NH districts for Executive Council, State Senate, and NH House Reps. The redistricting fouled a few things up. If it holds, Guida’s State Senate district gets a redo – and Lang has talked about running for Senate.  He and his Lang Gang in the Delegation are tired of losing and he wants to jump up the political ladder to get away from always being on the losing side of the Delegation’s major issues and voting.

…More detail: Giuda would continue to be a placeholder for Lang and would withdraw at the last minute, throwing his support to Lang. Of course, as part and parcel of this rumor is that Lang’s candidacy would receive campaign financial support from Kiedaisch and his cronies (like Rusty McLear in retribution for being put out to pasture and perhaps another well-known developer interested in that briefly mentioned hotel above).

Well, “the last minute” part was way off – but the “working part” came true. And Guida’s “payoff” (if there is one)? Still to be seen but let’s see if this comes true:

Before the Giuda-Lang arrangement became rumored, another one was that maybe Giuda had been promised campaign financial support from Kiedaisch, or given Kiedasisch’s boasting with the tightness of his connection/influence with Baby Huey, a gubernatorial appointment for Guida somewhere in the Administration.  You know, like former Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper did in getting that Agriculture Commissioner job?  Pays a lot better than a State Senator, right?

So Part 2 remains unfulfilled.  However, Part 3 is already in full swing:

It’s also known that Sununu believes that the Belknap County Delegation and hates the Libertarians in Republican clothing. So he might play ball in hopes that Kiedaisch & Cronies’ money would muddy up the waters in Belknap to get a more compliant, less conservative, Delegation that would be willing to do the “thank you sire, may I have another” (think Animal House). Maybe a good tradeoff in his eyes and let Kiedaisch have his toy back -> letting Gunstock return to operating without transparency and accountability.

So, prepare for a lot of money to be spent in NH House races around Belknap County this cycle – especially in the Republican Primary.

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Be an Anti-Communist

Thu, 2022-05-19 22:00 +0000

The reality of any on-the-ground political effort to the right of Mao tends to be plagued by varied ideologies, apathies, good-perfect-enemy-ism, anarchic utopian dreams, zealous libertarian evangelism, and pathetic decorum-ism. As a result, it tends to be the “moderates” – representing a third-way-ism conducive to sabotage of rightist goals – who drive agenda.

These moderates can affect this by being the majority opinion, or simply by being the most intolerant (of different ideas) group in the room.

We must, then, build out a coalition that can represent both the largest representative bloc on the right, and also be the most intolerant (of any ideas to the left) group in the room in order to begin to shift policy rightward beyond the threshold of defeat by the modern left. This coalition must hold firm in order to defeat, first, the GOPe RINOs, and, second, the left. That order is significant, as the left cannot be successfully engaged by the right until their blockers, the RINOs, are defeated.

However, to coalition build on the right is to herd cats. Somebody could show up, suggest limiting the government to the exact dimensions authorized by the Constitution and not one iota more, and he would lose half the room for being too radically anti-government, and another third for being a statist. There is, seemingly, no way to present a positive, uniting vision around which the right might unite except in the vaguest, most nebulously superficial appeals to “freedom.” No vague obfuscation of this sort will ever work to hold a coalition of rightists together, as the coalition to be built will necessarily be one of too many chief ideologues, and not enough pragmatist Indians. That obfuscation only works on the left.

This all makes sense when you take a higher-order perspective of the situation. The right is not a cohesive bloc at all, but rather it is, itself, already an unsteady coalition of all entities not explicitly leftist: libertarians, right-anarchists, traditionalists, populists, nationalists (in this context: patriots), Christian nationalists, and so on. The left, however, is close enough ideologically between its primary factions of Progressives (bureaucratic Young Hegelian utopian zealots) and neo-Marxists (destructive Young Hegelian utopian zealots) that they can just keep driving towards their goals without much argument about where they’re heading.

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Also, when the left gets their way in government, they create more problems for government to “fix,” and more opportunities for their program to expand, and coalitions to endure perpetually, whereas a right victory yields fewer problems for them to fix, and ultimately to the dissolution of their coalition as unnecessary. This goes a long way toward explaining why those who want to win will always have the upper hand over those who merely want to be left alone.

So, then, if we cannot reasonably advance a positive vision to unite rightists against those who want to win we must, obviously, advance a negative vision to unite rightists and make them want to win. Now, here a “negative vision” is akin to a “negative right;” it means to advance a vision against something in order to be free of it, rather than for something to have it. The thing that must unite us, and that we must defeat, is Communism, and it has already arrived in America. It is, in fact, already the foremost operating principle of the federal government (see “Equity”, and Lysenkoism), and more and more state governments also.

Thus, anti-Communism as a negative vision becomes the future and hope of the right, and of the coalition, we must now build. This is the common strand that unites us for the very simple reason that if it does not, and we fail in our task, it will destroy us – each and every one of us. We must pursue this coalition along the paradigm of political warfare, as (through no choice of our own) we are not currently in peacetime. This is a wartime conservative doctrine, though “conservative” doesn’t nearly do it justice. We are no longer looking to conserve. The conservation of this remnant – this extant, festering corpse of our republic doesn’t motivate us: it just cannot. We are here for a refounding, a remoralization, and a political counter-revolution.

To advance this doctrine we must, for the moment, subordinate our own individual preferences to this broader goal. We must see the enemy clearly for what it is: a dogmatic and zealous cult of death bent on devouring our families and communities. That isn’t hyperbole. This isn’t simply for a better future, as politicians are known to say. We must do this to ensure any future at all. Everything is on the line now. We must hang together, or surely, we will hang separately.

Be an anti-Communist.


| Michael Belcher Substack

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Palate Cleanser – This Is Why I Won’t Allow Myself to Own a Chainsaw

Thu, 2022-05-19 20:00 +0000

And some of these folks are “professionals”!  At first, I didn’t think I’d be interested in it but figured I’d take a peek at the video.  The more I watched, I felt like one of those folks that DVR NASCAR races and speed through the race looking only for crashes.  ‘Cept with this, there were no “intervening” safe laps with the mishaps.

Yes, I have the right idea – I’m not buying a chainsaw that would do any sizable trees and I’m CERTAINLY not going to climb any of them!

(H/T: Videos That Suck via Linkiest)

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Why Are Sununu and the Rest of the Baby Killers in NH Silent on the Pro-abortion Violence Sweeping the Nation?

Thu, 2022-05-19 18:00 +0000

The news that’s not news because they don’t want you to know too much is that radical abortion militias are threatening to burn down the Supreme Court and kill a few Justices. They’ve been “choosing” to firebomb family planning and pro-life offices around the country to warm up.


The Department of Homeland Security has released a very concerning new report showing that radical abortion activists plan to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks once the decision overturning Roe v. Wade is released. The report indicates these pro-abortion extremists will also target churches and other places of worship with violence and vandalism.


Anti-Christian hate crimes too! Nice lot you got there.

So, we’ve got illegal threats and intimidation of Supreme Court Justices. A promise of insurrection – to borrow a phrase, criminal threatening, murder, property destruction, hate crimes (their definition, not mine), and whatever else you can milk from that leak.


Several churches have been vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti since the Supreme Court leak, including a Catholic church in Boulder, Colorado, another in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Catholic News Agency reports; and a third, the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. A Tabernacle also was stolen from Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy, Texas.

Police are investigating arson at two pro-life organizations in Wisconsin and Oregon, as well as vandalism at several pro-life pregnancy centers. Pro-life advocates also have shared videos and reports of being assaulted by abortion activists at rallies and events. And abortion advocates have threatened to bomb a church in New York City.


I’m not sure if I’ve heard anyone who supports abortion say a thing about any of this. Silence. Crickets. It might not be a bad idea for the Left, or even the fake right, to find a microphone and say a few words. And not just platitudes. In New Hampshire, a law-abiding gun owner can shoot and kill anyone who is attempting to burn down any place they occupy.

Rick Olson can explain it better but arson – even attempted arson – is recognized as an effort to harm the people present in the dwelling. If you are in front of my house with a lit Molotov and you cock your arm back to throw, you can be shot dead in self-defense.

Make sure you share that with any out-of-state hooligans who drop by to help you “protest.”

You may also want to let them know that many churches in the state are NOT soft targets. I won’t say which, and I don’t know them all, but more than one and fewer than “all of them” have trained armed security and digital surveillance. More than a few took up that cause after the church shootings in previous years.

As with concealed carry, you will have to guess who has guns and who does not. Think of it as a choice. But if you don’t choose wisely, you may never get to choose anything again because you’ll be dead.

A problem we may not have to worry about in the Granite State, but a few words from so-called abortion leaders might go a long way to ensuring that the sort of violence of which only the Left is truly capable never finds a home here in New Hampshire.

And failing to denounce these acts will, of course, make you complicit in them. Your rules, not mine.



Leo Hohmann | Life Site News

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Biden’s Ministry of Truth Is Dead and Frau Jankowicz Has Already Left the Building

Thu, 2022-05-19 16:00 +0000

“You can’t handle the truth” may have been one of the most fantastic lines in Hollywood History, but it is also a tagline of the Biden Administration. A few weeks ago, Joe Biden announced the formation of a new department that would operate under the Department of Homeland Security umbrella. This idea proved to be a flawed and unpopular decision on all fronts and possibly violated many Constitutional rights. 

Even the concept of the Disinformation Board was fuzzy depending on who was defining it. Some administration members claimed it was to monitor international information aimed at harming America, while others said it was to monitor Social Media. These groups could not be simultaneously correct unless the Board was to do both. They named Nina Jankowicz to head up this effort to compound a wrong decision. There are many tweets and Instagram posts on record posted by Jankowicz to show that she would be the target of the Board and not the person to be making any decisions on truth.

Today, this Board has been “paused,” which is political talk for dead, and it has been reported that Jankowicz has already submitted her resignation. You can chock this idea as another monumental failure of the Biden Team. Can he ever do anything right?

Another situation that involves truth is the CDC tracking Americans during the Pandemic. In this case, the truth we need is, did this happen, who ordered it, and who will pay for those decisions? This story hit on the same day as the SCOTUS leak. That was sheer luck for the CDC. The fever pitch of the Abortion Activists drowned out any mention of the CDC tracking issue, but it cannot go unnoticed.

The CDC paid $420,000 for one year of cellphone data from a company called Safeguard. Below are some of the data points included in the data purchased.

The documents contain a long list of what the CDC describes as 21 different “potential CDC use cases for data.” They include: 

  • “Track patterns of those visiting K-12 schools by the school and compare to 2019; compare with epi metrics [Environmental Performance Index] if possible.” 
  • “Examination of the correlation of mobility patterns data and rise in COVID-19 cases […] Movement restrictions (Border closures, inter-regional and nigh curfews) to show compliance.”
  • “Examination of the effectiveness of public policy on [the] Navajo Nation.”

If the specifics reported are correct, none of the US spy agencies were involved, and this was just the CDC and a private company violating our privacy. This is an example of a government agency using surveillance of American citizens without authorization. Another agency overstepping its authority and stomping on our rights. As the CDC was tracking us going to church or our kids going to school while migrants are breaching our border without proper testing only to be transported to every state in our union. Can this government get any more hypothetical? No, they can not.

The leak story still lives, but some news bureau has to get on this story and dig until our questions have been answered. When a story like this is allowed to go unchallenged, we have surrendered our rights, and they may never be restored. In the public domain, we must insist our press and media start doing their job. Complacency will fuel this mission of the Left to destroy our country. We on the Right need to take off the gloves and fight like our lives, liberty, and freedom depend on it, for they do.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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So has NH State Senator Bob Guida just killed his own bill in the Committee of Conference?

Thu, 2022-05-19 14:15 +0000

UPDATE!  HB1397 has been killed. Success Leaders: NH State Rep/Belknap County Delegation Chair Mike Sylvia, NH State Rep and House Majority Leader Jason Osborne, GAC Commissioner Dave Strang, and NH State Rep Norm Silber, Diane Pauer and Speaker Sherm Packard.

UPDATE 2: It looks like Guida got a bit of comeupence like Kimberly Rice did on the Parental Rights bill. Except, however, Rice stayed on the Committee. Guida was replaced by the President of the NH Senate, Chuck Morse.  Wow!  Kudos to Morse on this!.

And this CoC just convened and I am waiting for an update soonest!

That would be HB1397 – what was originally a bill to extend the terms of Rockingham elected officials from 2 years to 4 years.  Yeah, I dunno, either, why they’d have 4 years while the rest of NH goes every two years. But that’s beside the point.  NH State Senator Bob Guida basically shoved that part aside and butted into the Gunstock Ski Area brouhaha by totally rewriting the bill such that it would isolate this county-owned recreation area from the rest of Belknap County governance, strip the Belknap County Delegation AND the Belknap County Commissioners of their authority and oversight of it, and made it financially without oversight – except for the Gunstock Area Commission.

Which was the point all along as the Gary Kiedaisch / Rusty McLear / Tim Lang’s of this cabal weren’t too happy that they lost their Power base on the GAC due to those “damn Conservatives in the Delegation that simply were Following The Law”.  In doing so, new Commissioners were installed that actually are Following the Law (other than being late in responding to my Right To Know/RSA 91A demands but that’s another story).  And in doing that, took their playtoy away and their delusions of creating a “mini-me” version of Loon, Waterville Valley, or other kind of “for-profit” ski areas that are destinations versus “ski for the day for the locals”.

So, it’s my understanding that Guida decided to throw his weight around and became the insufferable self that has been in process for the last couple of years (re: “do you know who I am??”).  Things didn’t go well for him during yesterday’s Committee of Conference and,  as one person put it, got up and angrily ran out of one of the CoC’s work sessions.  It doesn’t help that he loudly called the House Committee Chair Tom Dolan an effing liar.

Well, that’s a GREAT way to destroy friendships and NOT influence people (makes it rather interesting for me, however, watching his self-induced political career implosion in real-time).  Dolan knows of this outburst.

Now, I’m no expert on CoC’s but I’ve been told that if just ONE person doesn’t like the bill after trying to reconcile the House and Senate versions, the bill dies (like what NH State Rep Kimberly Rice tried to do to the Parental Rights bill yesterday).  Unlike the Parental Rights bill, RSA 399 that governs Gunstock has worked well since 1959. Unfortunately, those that had the Power are acting just like the Left is doing with regard to the US Supreme Court in change from [il]liberal Democrat judge majority to now a Conservative one. Court packing, term limits, calls for intimidation tactics, even…insurrection!  Their “Super-Legislature” was taken from them and they are ticked.

And Guida has now done the legislative equivalent and is trying to ram it through.  I’m told, however, that his ham-fisted manner is going to end with a non-concurrence (right term??) and it will die.

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So, NH State Rep Kimberly Rice Hates Parents and the Parental Rights Bill that Empowers Them Over School Boards.

Thu, 2022-05-19 14:00 +0000

UPDATE!  The Senate Parental Bill of Rights has been accepted by the Committee of Conference.  There are a couple of line differences between the House and Senate so there will be a vote next Thursday.  Then Gov. Sununu has to sign it.  YAY!

NH State Rep Kimberly Rice was “demoted” from Chair and Majority Leader Jason Osborne took over.  This session was over in a hurry.

Consider this an add-on to Ann Marie’s Parental Rights post (“Democrat Senator Jay Kahn Leads Republican Senators to Oppose Parental Rights in NH“), except instead of being about HB1639  about in-school CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, this is about the fundamental role of Parents in raising their children WITHOUT Government interference.

The state, any of its political subdivisions, including, without limitation, any school board, school district, or school administrative unit, any other governmental entity shall not infringe on the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing and education of his or her minor child without demonstrating that such action is reasonable and necessary to achieve a compelling state interest and that such action is narrowly tailored and cannot be achieved by less restrictive means.


In other words, the default IS that Parents are in charge – and NOT have to “prove” to Government that they are fit parents.  When I testified for HB1431 (that puts Parents back in charge of their kids against the overreach of an encroaching part of Government – School Boards), a bill to codify the idea that Parents are in charge of their kids, it was clear that she didn’t want to deal with the bill, she didn’t really want to listen to folks like me during the hearings, and just wanted it to disappear. Now, having fallen for the idea put forward by the Left AND those whose wages are dependent on the Educational-Industrial Complete NOT losing their grasp on your kids, scuttlebutt is that she is the prime suspect on the Committee of Conference that should be reconciling the differences between the Senate and House bills on this matter, that will kill the bill completely.

While I had wanted to go it that CoC (and others – Life has intervened once again), I couldn’t. But it was clear from the newspapers that when it came to supporting parents, she caved. From the Union Leader (per normal, reformatting / emphasis mine):

The legislation would require teachers and staff to promptly report to parents any inquiry a student made into changing “gender expression or identity,” as well as joining any club or extracurricular activity. House Speaker Pro Tem Kimberly Rice, R-Hudson, said these late objections to the bill (HB 1431) were too serious and complex to resolve in the waning days of the 2022 session. “I don’t see any way we can support this. We would have to amend so much stuff to try and take care of people, and I don’t think we have enough time to deal with it,” Rice said. “I just think this is going to need a lot more work and that is something that can be worked on over the summer.”

And from the Keene Sentinel:

“It’s such a fine line between parental rights and the child’s rights,” Rice said. “I just want to make sure that we’re not setting kids up to self harm, to feel they have no one to talk to.” “Yes, there are a lot of great parents out there,” she added. “Unfortunately there are some not-so-great parents out there.

And that proves the point – Rice is ALSO now assuming, as law enforcement, school administration, and “advocacy groups”  that Parents are (and SHOULD BE held) guilty simply because of a School Districts say-so?  As her default position?

How about taking the side of Parents, Kimberly?  Your own words declare yourself guilty of prejudging Parents out of thin air.

“It’s such a fine line between parental rights and the child’s rights,” Rice said. “I just want to make sure that we’re not setting kids up to self harm, to feel they have no one to talk to.”

And that’s the Left having implanted that outlook within her.  Sorry, WHO is supposed to be in charge of raising kids, 360 degrees?  Yup, their PARENTS. But it is the school districts that believe that Parents should automatically judge Parents to be guilty of ANYTHING harmful to a child well before anything happens.  Remember, during my testimony, I TOLD them about the Clay County, FL, school system guidance counselor (someone to talk to??), Ms. Washington, that turned a 12 year old girl “trans” who became so conflicted that she then attempted suicide.

And the school said nothing to her parents.  Then the girl tried it again – the very next day.  Only THEN did the school called the parents. Their answer to the parents (“WHY didn’t you call us sooner?!?!?!?!?!”) was because of your Catholic faith, we judged feared that you would do harm to your child.

See, every parent is guilty.  And Kimberly Rice, with her non-concurrence, may well set this scenario up to happen here in NH. There are already three lawsuits against School Boards and one of them, Manchester, is SPECIFICALLY on this topic – hide the transgender status of any child from those nasty, uncaring, harmful Parents. Nice to see that the Republican Legislature is now siding with the Democrats that have infested school systems.

And you wonder, on such an important topic to “the base”, why the base doesn’t trust the Republican Party elected officials?  Don’t they remember that just a few short months ago that now Virginia Governor Youngkin RAN on such ideas – that Parents should be put back in charge that schools took from them?  That Florida Governor DeSantis is WAY up with the Republican base with fighting FOR parents?

Rice?  Not so much – certainly not showing the political courage to stand up to the vested interests (and yes, I count the NH DOJ and not an “uninterested” party in this) and standing FOR Parents.

Leaving Parents, for at least another year, having to deal with School Boards that look upon them with disdain (after all, they deign not to speak with us Parents during “Public Meetings”, right Gilford School Board), enact Policies that many believe to be wrong, and teachers (just watch the Twitter account of The Libs of TicTok) who believe that your child is theirs. that may well be killing off one of the most important bills this session for base -.  If you doubt me, haven’t you been reading GraniteGrok?  Quick Hint: “Stack of Stuff“.  What is it that I’m trying to convey?

Good going, Kimberly!  Remember, I am invested in this – I have had to SUE the Gilford School Board because they codified that they could lie to ME about the transgender status of my legal son.  And his elementary school Principal REFUSED TO DO SO when asked at the Gilford School Board meeting!  So, Kimberly, you would willingly condemn ME to be one of those pre-judged parents.

Thanks a bunch.  Now you’ve made it personal ALL OVER AGAIN.

So yes, Kimberly, I am one of those that, if you are the one that effectively kills this bill, will work to see that you don’t get elected.

Don’t protect MY Rights? I’m not going to protect your seat.

From the NH House Roster:

NH State Rep Kimberly Rice represents Hillsborough – District 37 (Hudson, Pelham)

9 Hickory Street
Hudson, NH  03051-4759
Seat #: 2005

And no, I’m not “outing” anyone – if anything, State Government did has as all I had to do is look her up on the NH.GOV site.

I have been getting calls all day today (hey, needed something to do while waiting for my laptop’s new AC Adapter to arrive and recharge my laptop – without juice, it’s just a very bad (albeit, very expensive) Frisbee) concerning this and a couple of other Committee of Conference bill deliberations.  The Rumor is that a LOT of folks are mad as hell over this – especially the donor class.  The grassroots can be ignored – and are too often. I can say what I want here at GraniteGrok but it can be ignored as well.

That donor class?  No, I think they can be ignored but only at your electoral peril. The absence of their money will speak FAR LOUDER than GraniteGrok; and they (yes, plural) made it known to me that this bill had better pass or there will be a few less digits in Republican campaign coffers in the fall. All up and down the ballot.  Are you listening, Steve Stepanek? Political Operatives / Campaign managers?  You’d best be calling Rice as well.

And I’m hearing that House Leadership is threatening to pull Rice and the other Rs, if necessary, from that CoC and replace them with people that will make this happen.  And they may do so because so much pressure is being put on them.

Consider GraniteGrok among that group – Sherm Packard, Jason Osborne: make this happen.  Do you remember what happened when I wrote about Frank Guinta, almost non-stop, for a year and a half?  I’m not saying the ‘Grok can repeat that performance but I’m up for it.

After all, MY School District doesn’t care about my concerns.

Don’t make it a double.




Committee of Conference: HB1431
Report Not Filed

establishing the parental bill of rights.
Meeting: 05/17/2022 2:00 PM  Location: LOB 202-204Senate: Sharon Carson, Bill Gannon, Rebecca Whitley
House:  (C) Kimberly Rice, Debra DeSimone, Jodi Nelson, Denise Smith


Why is this so important?  This:

The only explanation I have is that she believes, like the teachers and School Boards all over the State, believe that kids belong to them; Parents are impediments and should be replaced – this sign is showing up in a lot of schools:


Present bill is HB1431


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ALERT! The 2022 Parental Bill of Rights is at risk of being killed in Committee of Conference

Thu, 2022-05-19 12:49 +0000
Act before 10 am TODAY: Contact the Speaker of the House to save the bill!

After 8:30 am, please send a short text message to House Leadership asking them to pass the Senate version of the Parental Bill of Rights, HB1431. Please be firm but polite.

Sample message: “Please pass HB1431 as modified by the Senate on May 5th.”

Speaker Sherm Packard: 603-505-5738

Deputy Speaker Kim Rice: 603-943-3369

This is the time where legislation changes quickly and there are many moving parts.  We are doing our best to verify the facts that we are being told and contact you in real-time.  This is why this notice did not go out sooner than late Wednesday night.

HB1431, the Parental Bill of Rights, passed both the House and the Senate but was amended in the Senate (the Senate version is stronger!). So the differences in the bill are required to be ironed out in committee of conference. However, if the members do not agree, the bill in question could just die.

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The Parental Bill of Rights is a critical bill. Here is its stated purpose:

Declaration of Purpose.  The general court finds that it is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.  The general court further finds that important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor’s education.  The general court further finds it is necessary to establish a consistent mechanism for parents to be notified of information relating to the health, education, and well-being of their minor children.

Here is what we know:

  • There is a House version and a Senate version of HB1431.  The Senate version is far superior in both protecting children as well as families.
  • Various progressive groups oppose the Senate version.
  • The Attorney General’s office along with numerous progressive activism groups have made false claims about the Senate version regarding potential Title 7 civil rights violations.
  • After hearing their claims, the House (Decision by Deputy Speaker Kim Rice) was unwilling to adopt the better version of the bill.
  • We have reviewed these claims with several attorneys and found them to be completely false (This is what took the time to respond)
  • There is a 9am meeting on Thursday morning 5/19 between the House and Senate to work out their differences.
  • There is a high likelihood that the bill might be killed because the House leadership is not willing to accept the better version of the bill.
  • There is a great opportunity for the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker to pass a huge change that protects families and children.

The House should accept the Senate version and concur with the changes that they Senate made.   This bill will make sure that parents are notified when a school official “..or other school employee initiates, investigates, or finds the need for any action by school authorities relating to the student…”. This means that when a student is being disciplined for being late or tardy, or failing in their classes or being bulled or similar, that they parents are made aware of what is going on.  This is a very good thing.

Send a message to the Speaker’s office to let the Speaker know that this is a critical must pass bill and that the Deputy Speaker should do what it takes to adopt the Senate version as the stated reasons for objecting are without merit.

Sample message: “Please pass HB1431 as modified by the Senate on May 5th.”

Speaker Sherm Packard: 603-432-3391

Deputy Speaker Kim Rice: 603-943-3369



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Tenth Amendment Win in NH – HB1178 Nullifies Anti-Second Amendment Federal Laws and Exec. Orders

Thu, 2022-05-19 12:00 +0000

The New Hampshire legislature has passed HB1178, a bill prohibiting “the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

The extended text is even more pleasing to defenders of liberty.


Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Presidential Executive Orders Relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Pursuant to the general court’s authority under Part II, Article 5 of the New Hampshire Constitution, the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law shall be prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any law, act, rule, order, or regulation of the United States Government or Executive Order of the President of the United States that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or the ammunition feeding devices, firearm components, firearms supplies, or knives. Silence in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated pertaining to a matter regulated by federal law shall be construed as an inconsistency for the purposes of this chapter.


State law in all cases trumps Federal law, but HB1178 does provide for cooperation with federal investigations into illegal activity or illegal use of firearms. It is not a blanket amnesty. No Wild West, though the Left will have framed it that way. And I doubt the Governor will be singing it while the nation and the media sift through the recent tragedy in Buffalo though he should.

As sad as the shootings and loss of life are, we find ourselves looking at one more example of a place where law-abiding persons are disarmed by the burden of ownership imposed by their government. One law-abiding citizen with some basic training could have changed the incident in Buffalo in several ways from ending the shooter’s ability to continue to murder to simply distracting them. You can’t proceed with your murder until you deal with the incoming.

People have more time to flee, and back up has more time to get there.


Biden and the Beltway Dems are constantly pursuing restrictions on private ownership and possession of firearms. They want to turn every corner of the nation into Chicago, where, in May 2022, there have been 197 shootings and 37 homicides over 17 days.

Someone gets shot in Chicago every three minutes and murdered every fifteen (14:41).

There have been at least nine “mass shootings” in Chicago in 2022, where four or more people were shot in a single shooting incident. If your threshold is two or more, that number jumps to 116 “mass shootings.”

Is this the first you’ve heard of that because Chicago’s “common sense” gun laws are the Left’s template for America.

New Hampshire is not waiting around to be disarmed.

HB1178 will go to the Governor for his signature, and while he’s terrible on many issues, this isn’t one of them. Chris Sununu has been a strong supporter of Second Amendment Rights. He is expected to sign it. And when he does, New Hampshire will have nullified Federal overreach on the Second Amendment.

More states need to follow that example and not just on firearms. The States are the last line of defense against Federal abuse of power. Ignore this at your peril.



NH | HB1178

Image Credit | The Tenth Amendment Center

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Don’t Be A Boob: Bananas Formula For Babies

Thu, 2022-05-19 10:00 +0000

The great baby formula panic of 2022 is upon us and I am here to reassure everyone, that there is nothing to fear – I have the formula for babies. In fact, thanks to recent advances in science and society we have multiple formulas. This cracked-out reporter made it his mission to solve this crisis and he is happy to report the stories of the demise of formulating babies is greatly exaggerated.

The original formula for making babies is still a strong one. You simply need a fertile female and capable male of relative attraction, some smooth jazz, a nice bottle of Merlot, and a quiet, dimly lit private area, and let the multiplication (that’s a math term) begin. With any luck, you’ll have a baby on the way by the next morning. If not, most men are champions at giving a woman a second, third, and even twenty-third chance until they get it right. Patience isn’t just a name for a woman with strong birthing hips, ladies.

Thankfully science and social hysteria have collided like particles at CERN and we now have a plethora of baby-making formulas. With men and women no longer encumbered by “gender norms” a simple switching of the sexes ought to yield some results. If the woman is proving barren then perhaps she was meant to be a man and vice versa. Don’t just change positions you love bugs, change gender roles. Within no time that (wo)man will be as pregnant as the wallets of the marketing team for Calvin Klein.

Still feeling panicky? Worry not little princesses. Babies are so easily made we are discarding them by the millions here in America. In case you hadn’t noticed the formula for babies is so successful, our streets are filled with mostly blue and red-haired women who can’t possibly stop themselves from making them. Just one look at some of these street mammals makes you wonder how they had a baby in the first place, but their point is made. The formula for babies is such a juggernaut even teams of doctors, clinics, donors, deadbeats, and politicians are having a hard time stopping them from emerging on this earth. Having taken the war on babies to its logical conclusion – they must be stopped before they come out of the womb and spread their cuteness and human potential like all of the other unwanted viruses.

Tired of having real babies you can even have a Meta baby AND still neglect it in the Metaverse. Have it raised by Meta-video games, send it to a poorly performing Meta-school and sustain it with nutritionless Meta-food, that is, if you choose not to have a Meta-abortion. It’s important that the meta-verse be as real to real life as possible.

Maybe you’re one of the unlucky ones who can’t have a baby. Well, luck be a baby tonight! Plenty of people have learned how to simply become big babies even after they reach adulthood. These thumbsuckers have all the accouterment of actual babies while also having the appearance of full-grown adults. The formula for this is also quite simple. Thanks to the social studies mad-scientists who gave us such hits as grievance culture, one can simply adopt a victim narrative based around what used to be called “Life” and, without all of the messy afterbirth, simply adopt a full-grown baby persona. With quivering pouty lips, incessant crying, suckling at the government tit and often smelling like they crapped themselves because like actual babies they are ill-equipped to handle the real world, these big babies are almost as useless as the little ones.

Luckily our burnt-skinned neighbors with the funny names south of the border have not lost the formula and they are generously bringing them here to share. For those who can’t bother to copy off their illegal neighbor’s work, they are lucky we have a president who is so overcome with babies he can almost smell them. Literally, I have pictures! For a Catholic, he is remarkably devout when it comes to babies.

Speaking of devout the church has also developed a formula for making babies, spiritual ones that is. The rise in this exciting new Bible teaching called narcigesis where everything in scripture is somehow about you and how you are so awesome God killed Himself just so He could have you in Heaven. I don’t know what trimester eternity is in but you must be pretty special if God would off Himself for you, right? Unencumbered by the scriptural admonition by Paul to mature and move from milk to meat (spiritually that is), churches have found the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple for Satan) principle more user friendly and in keeping with today’s narcissistic culture. Even the flat earth crowd knows the Son was made to revolve around them.

The last thing we need is these condescending celebrity types like Bette Midler tweeting out to the crying mothers who are concerned about how to nurse their babies “It’s called BREASTFEEDING and its free”. Sure, God started the free healthcare idea but we don’t need you rubbing our faces in it, Bette. Do Better. Take those double Ds and put them to use ma’am.

She probably voted for that Brandon guy twice.

What a boob.

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