The Manchester Free Press

Monday • May 29 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXII

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We Americans Used to Not Need Much Government but Progressives Screwed Us Over

Sun, 2021-11-21 17:30 +0000

“Here in America you can see how slightly a people needs to be governed… Here are governments, but no rulers – governors, but they are clerks.

“All the great educational establishments, the churches, the great means of transportation, etc., that are being organized here – almost all of these things owe their existence not to official authority, but to the spontaneous cooperation of private individuals. It is only here that you realize how superfluous governments are in many affairs in which, in Europe, they are considered entirely indispensable, and how the opportunity of doing something inspires a desire to do it.”

-Carl Shurz (US Secretary of the Interior, US Senator from Missouri)


This is the same observation that Alexis De Tocqueville had as he toured America in the 1830s. Both saw that Americans both wanted their Freedoms but understood their responsibilities to others (aka Civic Duty and not that horrific phrase in vogue today of “Giving Back.” The former are the actions of a Free Man, the latter the reverse of that such that men are owned by Society.

These earlier Americans were Volunteerists – when something needed fixing, they fixed it themselves in conjunction with other like-minded people. And once the problem was licked and put to bed, they disassembled and went their own ways.

Progressives, once the Socialist ideas grabbed them later on that century, believe that the only good things happen with Government involved in some way. Look around – how many former charities (now known as “Non-Government Organizations”) have tied themselves to the Government via their grants and YOUR tax monies. How much more insular have we become because we say “I gave at the office”, or worse, “Government took it from my paycheck already,” and think all bad things are someone else’s responsibility – The government.

And as Ronald Reagan told us, the closest thing to eternal life is a Government program because it NEVER seems to solve the problem it was started to handle.  Of course not – there’s no incentive for them to do so for if they do, they would rightly work themselves out of a job. Instead, the problem always becomes “worse” and needs more Government workers to “solve”.

And if we, who are involuntarily dragooned in to paying for it (“Taxation is Theft”), complain, we are labeled as insensitive, uncaring, and coldhearted when all we really mean is “if you can’t solve the problem, it’s being done the wrong way”.

Government shouldn’t be a “job provider” just because other people are too lazy to “do their Civic Duty”. Well, almost right.

Some, if not many, problems CAN’T be solved by Government and it is a fool’s errand to believe it’s possible. Those in Government and those whose “pet project” is to have Government solve that problem willfully put blinders on so as to not see the problem (often, the problem lies with those the program is supposed to “help”) and are not willing to give up that Power.  Too many of these Government-philes truly show that believe that Individuals can’t solve anything on their own.

Wished they’d move themselves to a Socialist nation and leave the rest of us alone.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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“Football Icon Is Set to Depart the Game After…(He) Suffered a Cardiac Arrhythmia”

Sun, 2021-11-21 16:00 +0000

I know almost nothing about soccer, nor do I care to, but athletes in the sport have been dropping dead or dropping out in the mandatory COVID vaccine era, so this is big news. Sergio Aguero is retiring, and yes, I’m told he has been vaccinated.


The 33 year-old football icon is set to depart the game after 18 years at a professional level, following recent complications that came to light in one of his first La Liga matches at the Camp Nou club.

The former Manchester City striker suffered a cardiac arrhythmia during a 1–1 home draw against Alavés at the start of November – a problem that had originally ruled the Argentine out of action for three months

Aguero may be one of the most high-profile defections from the sport in recent months, which makes it big news. He’s leaving after suddenly developing heart problems, unlike many who have just died on the field or shortly after having heart attacks.

Taken with all the other news that athletes are dropping dead with sudden cardiac issues in significant excess to the norm, Aguero should consider himself blessed.

He didn’t die.

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Uncomfortable Fact: More Black Americans are in Prison Because of Democrats

Sun, 2021-11-21 14:30 +0000

Internet justice is having its day as dopey Dems spew outrage over the Rittenhouse verdict. And we’ve had ample coverage here, but let’s not forget the thing Democrats never talk about when addressing the incarceration of black Americans. It’s their fault.

Crime is generally a last resort for most, borne out of desperation from the inability to achieve upward mobility in a society.

Democrats run nearly every urban area in America.

The majority of all crime occurs under their watch.

Removing a handful of Democrat-run cities from the total places gun-crazy America, way down the list of countries when tracking gun-related crime and murder.

Public Education in Democrat-run areas has some of the worst outcomes in the nation.

Increased violence, assault, sexual assault, property crimes, and murder happen under and as a result of their governance.

The majority of so-called racist cops, if they exist, are the result of decades of Democrat political oversight.

The majority of blacks imprisoned were arrested, tried, and convicted in courts in Democrat cities and states.

Democrats created the problem of generational poverty. They created and defended the system that traps people in it. Democrats destroyed every educational opportunity and block every effort to allow them to pursue charter or private schools to escape their trap. They then incarcerate them when the only path to upward mobility left to them is crime.

The thing oppressing black Americans is not white Americans. It is Democrats.

We don’t have a White Supremacy problem; we have a Democrat Supremacy Problem.

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Normalization Continues: Colorado Board Rebrands the Term “Sex Offender”

Sun, 2021-11-21 13:00 +0000

The uppity-ups on the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board had a problem to solve. Some folks claim the label sex offender, in reference to people who commit sex crimes, negatively impacts the ability to rehabilitate them.


The Sex Offender Management Board of the State of Colorado has voted to rebrand the term “sex offender,” replacing it with the euphemistic phrase, “adults who commit sexual offenses.”


The watering down continues.


This official decision to change the language that is used to denote sex offenders comes just days after a national controversy erupted in response to assistant professor Allyn Walker of Old Dominion University publicly advocating for pedophiles to instead be referred to as “minor attracted persons” in an attempt to destigmatize pedophilia. Walker has since been put on administrative leave by Old Dominion University following widespread backlash.


We covered the Allyn Walker story yesterday, and while the academy is pretending to care about what other people think, in the end, this is a goal of the machine. Normalizing pedophilia is on the Left’s bucket list and has been for years. But the general public is not prepared for that leap just yet.

Walker got ahead of the narrative, but he’s not the only one, and storms announce themselves with the slightest breeze.

The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board’s decision has limited scope, even in Colorado. Still, it sets the tone for the next assault on Women’s rights and privacy in that state, as well as the normalization of pedophilia.

The term sex-offender has been put on notice.

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The Left’s “If Rittenhouse was Black” Narrative Just got Wrecked!

Sun, 2021-11-21 11:30 +0000

Kyle Rittenhouse was set free, and the left couldn’t handle the truth. Self-defense is a natural right, even when a white guy shoots white guys in its exercise. They create what-ifs, like what if Kyle was black? Okay, what if he was a black man named Andrew who shot and killed a cop?


VERO BEACH – A Gifford man who claimed he was defending himself and his girlfriend when he fired shots at deputies during an early-morning raid in 2017 was acquitted Friday of charges that carried a life prison term.


Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Coffee IV was found  “not guilty of second-degree felony murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer by discharging a firearm and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.”

A black man was acquitted of crimes after shooting a police officer in self-defense. That’s not exactly what was supposed to happen.

Sadly, while he avoided life in prison, AJ is a felon in illegal possession of a firearm, so he’s going back to jail for violating his parole. His residence also contained several drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.

I’m sure, in the minds of the left, any incarceration will justify their late’s diatribe despite the jury wrecking their self-defense narrative, but it doesn’t hold water.

A black man shot and killed a cop during a police raid on his residence, and he was acquitted because he was defending himself.




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Rep. Nicole Klein Knight’s (At Best) Appalling Ignorance

Sun, 2021-11-21 02:30 +0000

As a preliminary matter, I am aware that Rep. Nicole’s tweet appeared in a post by another author regarding her and other NH-Democrats’ reactions to the Rittenhouse verdict. But I think it is worth taking a deeper look at Rep. Nicole’s tweet.


To begin with, it appears that Rep. Nicole may not have even watched any of the trial. The three men shot in self-defense by Kyle Rittenhouse were all white.

The tweet that Rep. Nicole retweeted and commented on links to a piece in the hard-left HuffPost. The HuffPost piece omits … obviously deliberately … that the three men were white in order to create the false impression that racial animus was present:

Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests that erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

Perhaps Rep. Nicole’s “understanding” of what transpired is based only on what she read in the HuffPost and read/saw in other hard-left media?

I watched parts the trial. Here is what the UNDISPUTED FACTS were:

The first man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse was Rosenbaum. Previously, Rosenbaum had threatened to kill Kyle with a chain that Rosenbaum was wielding. Later, when Kyle was on his way to extinguish a fire in a car lot, he was ambushed and cornered by Rosenbaum, who attempted to seize Kyle’s rifle. Kyle then shot Rosenbaum in self-defense.

After shooting Rosenbaum in self-defense, Kyle was pursued by a mob howling for his death, and knocked to the ground and attacked. Kyle shot Huber who was smashing Kyle’s head with a skateboard, and Grosskreutz, who pointed a handgun that he was illegally carrying, at Kyle.

At no point was Kyle ever the aggressor. Every action he took was defensive. Had he not taken these actions, he likely would have been killed or suffered life-threatening damages.

Before comparing these UNDISPUTED FACTS to the HuffPost piece that apparently informs Rep Nicole, a little background on the three men shot.

Rosenbaum was a convicted pedophile. Huber was convicted in a felony strangulation case. And Grosskreutz was illegally carrying the handgun that he pointed at Kyle.

And now let’s look at the “facts” presented by HuffPost:

“Rittenhouse first shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, who was unarmed but chasing Rittenhouse during a confrontation, video played at the trial showed.” As noted above, it was undisputed that the pedophile had previously threatened to kill Kyle with a chain, and was attempting to seize Kyle’s AR-15.

Several people attempted to stop Rittenhouse, who testified he was running to find police. Anthony Huber, 26, hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard in an attempt to stop him. Rittenhouse fired his gun, shooting Huber once in the chest and killing him. As noted above, the mob chasing Kyle was howling for his death and felon Huber did not just “hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard” he was hitting him in the head, which could have killed him or given him brain damage.

Rittenhouse also shot paramedic Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded. Grosskreutz was also armed with a gun, but he testified that his arms were raised in surrender when Rittenhouse shot him. This goes beyond omission to outright lie. Grosskreutz, who was ILLEGALLY carrying the gun, testified that Kyle did not shoot him until he pointed his gun at Kyle. Again, Grosskreutz’s OWN TESTIMONY was that he pointed his gun at Kyle.

At best, Rep. Nicole is appallingly ignorant.

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“…How California Teachers Recruit Kids Into LGBTQ Clubs”

Sun, 2021-11-21 01:00 +0000

Education Conference: “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities. “

Moral of the article?  Teachers hate Parents. They hate what you stand for, they hate your concerns, they hate what you believe – and they believe your kids belong to them.

Just one more example of a decades-old trend among teachers – and now they are no longer hiding it. Go ahead Teachers, change my mind. I’m not going to put the whole thing up but here are the “best of the worst.” Reformatted, emphasis mine:

A leaked audio recording revealed California teachers mocking parents over concerns about homosexual and transgender indoctrination at school, said a source who attended a recent teachers union conference in Palm Springs.

The recording, obtained by The Epoch Times, captured two seventh-grade teachers, Kelly Baraki and Lori Caldeira from Buena Vista Middle School in Salinas, Calif., telling other teachers how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs, also known as “Gay-Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs, at school.

“Rebecca  Murphy” attended the California Teachers Association (CTA) conference in late October. She told The Epoch Times the teachers “mocked” parents for their concerns, and suggested they know better than parents about what’s best for their children.

“They laughed at the parents,” Murphy said.

Kelly Baraki:

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Lori Caldeira:

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As of this writing, they are still listed as staff on the Spreckels District roster.

Or could the title have been “Teachers abusing children to further their Ideology“? Seems to fit – and it is clear that Teachers are “grooming” their students as in “how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs” just like Steve pointed out; it’s the normalization of what used to be considered deviancy.  What else could the next thing be that Teachers may be pushing after homosexuality and Transgenderism?

This is the Age in sexualizing minor children – which is exactly what Teachers are doing even as Parents are trying to keep their children as innocent as possible. Who should have the upper hand in this, and who is actively MAKING it their upper hand? Is this a Proper Role of Government?

School Boards are going all in as well else they’d be shutting it down. How many Districts have adopted the NHSBA’s Policy JBAB here in NH, that essentially is pushing Transgenderism (or at least, turning each District upside in support of it), they’re all in as well. To the point of throwing away your childrens’ Constitutional Rights and calling YOU Domestic Terrorists if you object.  Or a Bigot. Or homophobe / transphobe / misogynist / child abuser.

Mocking and laughing is the epitome of ridicule – they don’t respect you, Parents. Not one bit.   We see this is School District after School District. Why else do School Boards “Silence” and why do Democrats as a Party do the same when their largest Unionized donor base (er, Teachers Unions).  Even a Republican here in NH – NH Governor Chris Sununu – took a shot at someone who is on the side of Parents – his own NH Dept of Ed Commissioner Frank Edelblut when he spoke at the Government Integrity Project’s “Empower Parents” conference.

Sidenote: hey Republican Parents, remember this in November – Sununu, by his own words:

“Given this fringe group’s history and support of anti-government actions, the Commissioner’s decision to attend in his official capacity was inappropriate. He has given me his assurances that he will use better discretion going forward.”

Better Discretion? That would translate to “I’m running to retire Chris Sununu; he doesn’t think Parents are needed either.” Edelblut spoke to empower YOU; Sununu sounds like Ray Buckley in flacking for Teachers Unions.

Back to the piece – and this is what is so important that Sununu either misses – or willfully is ignoring:

However, according to Murphy, the purpose of conference in Palm Springs appeared to be about teachers showing other teachers how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and conceal activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation from them. The three classes Murphy attended were designed to recruit middle school students to GSA clubs, she said. “The overarching theme of the classes that I attended were California Teachers instructing other teachers on how to sneak in the LGBTQ+ curriculum in a manner that does not alert parents,” Murphy said.

So, Parents, do your schools have such “Ally” groups?  How many of those groups promote Christian or Jewish affinity school clubs?  Zero, I bet – teachers are swinging in only one direction and it isn’t Christian values (or even respecting those that hold to such). Why else is SAU16 Exeter School District essentially that freshman football player a bigot by totally favoring the unconstitutionallity of violating his Free Speech rights.

And Teachers are figuring out ALL the angles to accomplish THEIR Morality imperatives and not leaving a trail that Parents can go “THAT’S WRONG!”

Caldeira and Baraki led a workshop called “How we run a ‘GSA’ in Conservative Communities,” and they described the obstacles they faced as activist teachers in concealing the activities of these clubs from parents.  In the audio clip, Caldeira advised teachers who lead LGBTQ clubs to maintain an air of plausible deniability so they can play dumb if they are questioned by parents.

“Because we are not official, we have no club rosters. We keep no records,” said Caldeira, who is also an LGBTQ club leader. “In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset.”

And keeping their hands clean at the same time. Exactly like how Policy JBAB outlines how District staffs can lie to Parents by both omission and commission.

Baraki backed up Caldeira’s advice, suggesting activist teachers to disguise the nature of GSA clubs by calling them something less obvious. Baraki provided an example of this deception, pointing out she avoided naming her LGBTQ club a GSA. Instead, she called it the “Equity Club” and later changed the name to the “You Be You” club. The teachers bragged about spying on students’ online searches and activity as well as eavesdropping on their conversations to identify and recruit sixth-grade students into these LGBTQ clubs whose membership rolls are kept hidden from parents.

Spying on their students to groom them for their clubs – is this getting into “fetish” territory?  That being indoctrinating the kids sexually or the feeling they’ve put another one over Parents? Or a two-fer?

They suggested that parents who refuse to call their child by pronouns of the child’s choosing should be arrested and charged with child abuse, Murphy said.

And we’re back to Lenin on having the children on this part:

Caldeira also spoke about how she controls morning announcements at the school. “That’s another type of strategy I can give you,” she said. “I’m the one who controls the messaging. Everybody says, ‘Oh, Ms. Caldeira, you’re so sweet, you volunteered to do that.’ Of course, I’m so sweet that I volunteered to do that, because then I control the information that goes out. And, for the first time this year, students have been allowed to put openly LGBT content into our morning announcement slides.”

The District took notice and has put some “obstacles” in place but will it be enough?  Probably not; teachers hate Parents so much they’ll figure out something else. And those obstacles may only be for legal purposes because I’m betting some parents are going to sue.

The takeaway for me is:

  • Help form a charter school
  • Start putting in a LOT of Right to Know / Freedom of Information Act demands.
  • Go with your child to these clubs
  • Sit in your child’s classroom(s).

This is just another in a long series of articles that show that the Teachers believe your kids are theirs to do with as THEY want – stay out of the way, Parents!


(H/T: The Epoch Times)


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Where Gov. Chris Sununu Picks a Fight with His Republican Base

Sat, 2021-11-20 23:30 +0000

It’s bad enough that the Democrats aren’t liking Chris Sununu all that much  – and the closer the election this time, the less they will. But now he is REALLY out of step with the Republican County Committee.

Aren’t his poll numbers dropping fast enough as it is?  Just goes to show that he’s not as good of a politician as his Dad.

Seven of the state’s ten Republican County Committees have approved two Resolutions. Calling a special session of the legislature to oppose vaccine mandates, and Investigating the arrests at the second NH Executive Council meeting (including that of Therese Grinnell who was arrested for saying “Amen” while quietly sitting in her seat at the meeting).

So a MAJORITY of the Counties have now approved these resolutions (e.g., Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Merrimack, Strafford, Sullivan and I hear that more are coming – except for Rockingham County for obvious reasons – Sununu lives there).

So while I did use the NH GOP logo as the “Featured Image” above, I really wanted to use this one but in the larger form to send a message:


Yep, another little birdie sent me this – it’s going all over Facebook right now (which I haven’t been a part of for a while now). Ridicule.  Perfect.

A single AMEN lead to an arrest. Maybe a single AMEN will lead to something else.

Tone-deaf? Out of Touch? Or back to the mode of absolute Leader as if he’s re-invoked “Public Health Trumps ALL” except now it’s “controlling the Narrative for a fourth term.”

Sure, the NeverTrumper NH Journal (H/T for the image) is flacking for him with “nice” polling:



However, the little birdie whispered in my ear that all of his talk about not wanting to be 1 of 100 Senators but being an “executive and getting things done” might be cover for some internal polls that suggest Sununu would lose to Maggie Hassan even if a Red Wave happens.

I have no idea – his office ain’t sharing much with GraniteGrok anymore – but I wouldn’t be surprised at this rumor. After all, I DID get two separate accounts of Sununu going bananas at a meeting about how all this talk about Voter Fraud and Vaccine Mandates HAS TO STOP.

A meeting with some of the Chairs whose Committee voted for the Resolutions.

Way to win friends and influence people, Chris!

Remember, politics is often ALL about the little slights, perceived or real. That was real and wasn’t little if what I was told was real (and given my sources, I believe them). When I hear that, I also heard, in my head, that phrase “lifting a finger to help” swirling around in my sometimes vacuum-filled mind.

So is that future foretold?

I remember “all the help” that Joe Kenney got from the NH GOP when he defeated the NH GOP’s Anointed One (who shall remain anonymous for now) and ran for Governor. Diss the base and what happens???

NH Chair Steve Stepanek must be pulling his hair out right about now – just not sure over which side of this.

If those two resolutions are getting under your skin, we’re happy to oblige. But think of this, Chris, how good of a look is it when a majority of Republicans in the base that are SUFFICIENTLY ACTIVE that they participate in the NH GOP Committees.

And those two resolutions are passing by wide margins in those counties (almost unanimously) – even in Merrimack County where Committee Chair Scott Maltzie is refusing to sign the Resolution as mandated by the 25-3 vote (or thereabouts). And that’s AFTER he had Andrew Georgevits (Chair, Concord City Committee) show up to help squash this – to no avail.

So, what level of retaliation is about to happen?  Well, it seems that the NH GOP has either chosen a side or is being forced to do this. From yet ANOTHER little birdie

Sidenote: with all these little birdies coming to roost a bit on the Grok logo, does it mean that sides REALLY ARE being chosen? I haven’t had this much inbound traffic of this type in a while.  You read, folks, and you decide.

I got this NH GOP email forwarded to me unsolicited (you know, like the unsolicited texts of Marylyn Todd and hubby Albert but not “aimed” at me).  CYA and PR disaster prevention now in play?  A fisking:

From: Info NH.GOP <>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 3:04 PM
To: Info NH.GOP <>
Subject: Notice to NHGOP State Committee Members

Members of the State Committee and Executive Committee,
Many of your committees are hearing from individuals that were arrested at the October 13th, 2021 Executive Council meeting.

Terese Grinnell and Frank Staples were the major cause of disruption at the preceding September 29th, 2021 Executive Council meeting. A clear video of their disruption, taking over the room, can be found here:

And here:

And also here is WMUR Coverage of the September 29th meeting:

Like most Republicans will take reporting from WMUR with anything but laughter?

C’mon man, you REALLY think that Republicans take the Left and Leftier moving WMUR as an “unbiased source”? I know that I watch it for only the weather – and even then, seems to be more accurate lately.

These outbursts led to the postponement of the meeting – a meeting in which the Executive Council was poised to vote the way Ms. Grinnell and other protestors wanted them to vote.

These same agitators came to the October 13th, 2021 Executive Council meeting as well and, despite their claims, they disrupted the meeting as well, including shouting and yelling during official government proceedings in an attempt to stop the Council from having a vote.

Hmm, I wonder if it is also a shot against GraniteGrok as well, since I posted the video from the Belknap County Republican Meeting. Frankly, they are missing the point.

Here is a video from October 13th, recorded by a protester in attendance, showing multiple disruptions by the crowd and warnings regarding the disruptions. All in the crowd are informed several times if they continue to disrupt the meeting process they will be asked to leave. The full, unedited, video is here:

When left-wing agitators storm meetings of the government, operate sit-ins, and protest outside elected official’s homes, conservatives rightly and justifiably condemn those acts.

That would be Absolute Defense.  And as I pointed out at the time, they had the legal right to be able to do such protests PROVIDED that they stayed on public property. And that the town did not have the POWER to pass an ordinance to stop them as there is no NH State Statute giving them the power to “make stuff up”.

That was akin to colleges and their “free speech zones” in which “protesters” had to acquire prior permission and could only try to “table their pamphlets” during certain days and times – far away from where most students passed by.

These individuals are not Republicans; they are radical agitators that have stormed meetings of the government, disrupted government proceedings by using radical tactics, and they have protested for over a year outside of the Governor’s family home and have recently begun doing drive-by protests by Majority Leader Osborne’s house.

This is not Republicanism. This is not conservative.

When ALL of the NH GOP affiliated elected Representatives vote more in line with the Party Platform (and I have the scores to prove my point) than some Democrats, that line can ring true. When ALL of the NH GOP affiliated elected Representatives vote AS Conservatives (and Jeb Bradley is the quintessential example of mucking around and making NH free markets beholden to the Government) then we’ll talk.

AND WHEN THE REPUBLICAN AFFILIATED GOVERNOR starts to say “The CONSTITUTION trumps all” and ACTS that way, then we’ll talk about what is Republicanism and what is conservative.  Why aren’t you demanding that Republicans BE Republicans instead of going after others? THAT’S your main problem – hypocrisy.  After all, The Tennessee Star picked up something that I had written at the very end of this post right after the NH GOP got wiped out after the 2018 elections:

If the NH Republican Party wants to win, and win Consistently, act like you believe in the Platform.  Speak like you do and at each and every turn.  Vote like you do at each and every opportunity.  And Legislate like there’s no tomorrow because two days ago was that “no more tomorrow” – and you blew it.

It’s another way to combine two of my favorite memes:

  • Consistency breeds Trust which yields Votes
  • Winning is only a precursor; what you do afterwards is more important

That was 3 years ago. Glad to see that you’ve ignored “common sense” political advice. Instead, you’re going to war to protect a single candidate.  Pick one – Party or a candidate.

To speak directly to the resolutions being voted on at our county and city committees. One Resolution calls on the Governor to call for a special session of the legislature to combat vaccine mandates, despite the fact that the legislature has the power to do so itself and has not to date.

It is beyond hypocritical to hear from the same people who have argued the governor has overstepped his bounds when dealing with COVID-19 who now want him to call upon the legislature to meet – presumably now in December before the legislature reconvenes as a whole in January.

This is pure deflection. If the Governor can call a special meeting, WHY are you intimating it isn’t part of his job? People are “seeking redress” and the Party is trying to guilt-trip the “elected base”? Or lecture them like some schoolmarm with a ruler in her hand looking for hands to spank?

Like I said above, how about doing that to your elected Representatives who DEMONSTRABLY are acting “UNRepublican” and UNconservative”????  Your outrage is false and your targets ill-chosen.

The legislature has been working on retained bills and proposed bills relating to the Federal Vaccine Mandate issued by President Biden. We do not have a legislative process in New Hampshire that facilitates reactionary tactics and policies – this is a good thing. We have legislation dealing with COVID Vaccine Mandates that have passed through committees and will be considered by the full House in early January.

Then why are so many Committees up in arms about this?  You have a problem; this is not dealing with it.

The Governor and the Attorney General have led the charge nationally against the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, as the resolutions suggest. We have seen wins in court on the matter and I believe we will continue to see victories in the judicial system to fight back against the Federal mandate. OSHA is not enforcing their mandate while the court has placed a stay on the mandate, so continuing to pursue these legal challenges is our best course of action.

And then sign documents, LEGAL documents, that give our State Sovereignty over to the Federal Government via Contract – the whole nub of this. Haven’t you been reading GraniteGrok lately?  Your “Attorney General” spouts that a legal document, duly and properly signed with “strings attached” language in it that CONTRACTUALLY obligates to do the Federal Government’s “guidance” and E.O.s is of no account?

Oh, yeah, we’re Domestic Terrorists according to the Federal Government so don’t listen to us.  Yet, when we endorsed Chris Ager for RNC Committeeman, the NH GOP listened.

The second resolution calls for an independent investigation into the October 13th arrests and clarification from the Executive Council as to the charges being brought against those arrested and the involvement of the Governor. This resolution is being pushed without all proper context evident in the videos above, with the claim from those in support that Ms. Grinnell’s only crime or disruption was saying a prayer before being arrested. Ms. Grinnell and the other agitators that were arrested will have their day in court (they are being arraigned today) and the State will have the opportunity to present evidence while the defendants will have the opportunity to defend themselves in the court of law.

I think it’s appropriate, now, to drop an AMEN – just like on the image above.

We believe in our criminal justice system and our law enforcement in New Hampshire as Republicans should. Everyone arrested at the October 13th Executive Council meeting will have their day in court and sunlight will be applied to the process just as any other criminal proceeding would have; calls for independent investigations before the criminal justice system can fully execute their own process are premature, and coddling conspiracy theories by calling for an investigation of the Governor’s involvement is unbecoming of any serious organization.

I dryly note that not a single mention that many think that these were due for political reasons – can’t allow Baby Huey look bad as yet another election is coming up – and at the time, it was widely believed for US Senate. Can’t have any political bad mud flying or bad optics placed in front of voters, right?

Several county committees have passed these resolutions within the last week and I wanted to reach out with some more facts and context that are being presented at the meetings for any future county going forward. You may vehemently disagree with me; that is your right. I wanted to ensure the State Committee Members had all the context, and not just selective outrage from a few agitators, before deciding on how to vote.

So, now ALL of the Committee members are now AGITATORS?  If you are SO SURE of what you’re doing, name the names. Go ahead – here’s all the names of the NH GOP Executive Committee  hierarchy here:

  • Chairman Stephen Stepanek
  • Vice Chairman Pam Tucker
  • National Committeewoman Juliana Bergeron
  • National Committeeman Chris Ager
  • Treasurer Alan Glassman
  • Assistant Treasurer  Jim MacEachern
  • Secretary  Jane Lane
  • Assistant Secretary   Elliot Gault
  • Assistant to the Chair on Town Committees Kate Day
  • Area 1 Vice Chair: Vacant
  • Area 2 Vice Chair Tanya Donnelly
  • Area 3 Vice Chair Ray Chadwick
  • Area 4 Vice Chair Marilyn Huston
  • Area 5 Vice Chair Jade Wood
  • Belknap County Chair  Norman Silber
  • Carroll County Chair  Wendy Richardson
  • Cheshire County Chair  Richard Merkt
  • Coös County Chair Eli Clemmer
  • Grafton County Chair Bruce Perlo
  • Hillsborough County Chair Chris Ager
  • Merrimack County Chair  Scott Maltzie
  • Rockingham County Chair Jason Grosky
  • Strafford County Chair Seamus Casey
  • Sullivan County Chair Michael Aron
  • Concord City Chair Andrew Georgevits
  • Manchester City Chair William Infantine
  • Nashua City Chair Chris Buda
  • Derry Town Chair Jim MacEachern
  • NH Federation of Republican Women President Elizabeth Girard
  • Young Republican Chair Joseph Alexander
  • College Republican Chair Matt Denaro
  • Governor Chris Sununu
  • Executive Council  Janet Stevens NH Senate Republican President Chuck Morse
  • NH House Republican Speaker Sherm Packard
  • Executive Director Joe Sweeney
  • Finance Director DJ Burke
  • Press Secretary Maya Harvey

Unity as Republicans does not mean unity behind a singular candidate, but unity behind our values and ideals. We believe in the system of law; we believe in the governing process and peaceful protests. The protests at Executive Council meetings, the Governor’s House, and the Majority Leader’s House have been far from peaceful. An angry mob took over a press conference held by House Republicans against vaccine mandates in September.

Our best way to fight back against the Federal Vaccine Mandates, beyond the lawsuits the Governor and Attorney General have already pursued, is to send Republicans to the U.S. House and Senate from New Hampshire next year who can fight back against Joe Biden and the Democrat mandates.

– Team NHGOP

Really, TEAM? So who was the impetus behind this email? Who WROTE this email?  Stepanek? Sweeney? Gault?  Baby Huey himself?  Papa Smurf (Sununu Sr)? Glassman? Or someone else?  Or a combo?  HOW DARE YOU not have the cojones to put your name to to?  And given that you’re now fighting with a majority of the County Committee (Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Merrimack, Strafford, Sullivan plus some smaller groups such as the Mt Washington Valley Republicans, Tri-County in Alton (Carrol Strafford, Belknap)), how can you say TEAM?

Such a bastardized term “UNITY” has become. Like I said earlier when the GOPe (GOP Establishment) starts to act, speak, vote, legislate as if they mean it, this is nothing other than:

UNITY is what WE say it is – stop being children as WE decide what is UNITY or not, not you “agitators”.

Screw that. GRANITEGROK is more Republican than the vast majority of that GOPe.  Go ahead, I’ll match you point for point.  And we make it clear multiple times EVERY DAY.

And this is one of them.  You’re being bullies instead of asking “WHY are you doing this”?  Once again, we see the Aristocracy belittling the base because “Wrong Think.”


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DISQUS Shows Its Leftism – Comments are Getting Blocked for Moderation for NO Apparent Reason

Sat, 2021-11-20 22:00 +0000

This is getting well past Stupid.

For a few months now, Commenters on our posts have been complaining that WE (or me) have been moderating their comments left on various posts that we put up.  These fall into two categories:

  1. You’ve used a “naughty word” as decided upon by DISQUS.  Even common parlance four-letter words and, lately, “words” like #FJB or phrases (“Let’s Go Brandon”) as if some SJW snit in their underground “fact-checker” cave decided to silence you.
  2. For no apparent reason at all.  Full Stupid.

The first one I can understand – and to some degree (a slight one) we agree as I’ve always said that we are an Adult Theme But Kid Friendly site. Yes, I can be a bit of a prude but them’s the Rules.  Yes, I’ve heard some of you in real life while you “created a speech comment” but that’s fine with me. How you speak for real is “you” and in real life, I’m not going to say anything. Here, it’s a bit different.  Spammers get the permanent boot as well (and I thank you all for “flagging” such comments – I don’t have to go hunting for them).

The SECOND one, however, is driving me absolutely nuts – and from the emails and comments, we’re getting, you too!

There ARE times when someone has gone over the Trollish line and they get banned. I’m not going to allow anti-semitic language here and ESPECIALLY comments vowing or threatening violence (and that includes the old joke of “what do you think of a 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea?  A good start”).

However, there are a lot of comments that are starting to end up in DISQUS Moderation’s “time-out” (called PENDING) that I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY ARE THERE!!!!  I look at one and go “ok, what’s ‘hidden’ in there that I’m not seeing?” and then I look again, and that irate look on MY face starts to show up.

I read it s-l-o-w-l-y in trying to figure out what is it that DISQUS is seeing that I’m not.  Lately, the conclusion is that some DISQUS “comment checker” is bored and just wishes to waste my time and rile me up.

For example, I “approved” 11 comments yesterday because there was absolutely nothing wrong with them. It’s starting to really drive me nuts!  No, not you folks – DISQUS as there’s absolutely no need for this.  However, I’m hearing that it isn’t just on GraniteGrok that this “activity” is happening – other sites are reporting this as well. Even ‘Grok commenters have said that this is happening to them elsewhere.

So, this is where I get to apologize for this inanity. IF you know that you’ve left a comment somewhere on GraniteGrok and it doesn’t show up or that you’ve received a Moderation email from DISQUS, email me at  I’ll try to get to it as soon as I can and rectify it (I may have to “slightly” edit it if its a “naughty word”) and then Approve it.

Also, time for a H/T (“Hat Tip”)! Moderating comments has been taking up more and MORE time. Several hours a day, in fact – one reason why I haven’t been posting at much.

It’s a rather good thing – our page traffic is going up and more of you are commenting – a lot more! I am thrilled that I am seeing “DISQUS handles” / names on comments that I’ve never seen before – many thanks for spending some time with GraniteGrok!

Unlike a lot of sites now, my aim is to keep the Comment Sections open. I actually have a great time watching where the conversations go and it’s fun to really see (and emphasis in REALLY!) how smart you folks are – I believe the comments are just as interesting and amusing as our Groksters’ posts are.

With all that said, please leave a comment for “Katie” – one of our readers that stepped up and offered to be our “first line” moderator.

The VAST majority of our comments are great, clean, and are no problem (moderation wise) at all. But some do come through that need to be dealt with. Katie will be looking for those, amidst the mountains of good comments, and then sending them to me to handle.  A thankless job but I thank her for doing so.

So, like all the rest of us here at GraniteGrok, she’s become our newest volunteer. Once in a while, please leave a comment for her so she’ll know she’s looking out for you!  We ran a test of our “system” yesterday so we should be good to go!

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NH Leftists Lose Their *Ahem* Minds over Rittenhouse Verdict

Sat, 2021-11-20 20:30 +0000

New Hampshire left-wing lunatics shared their lunacy in glorious displays of idiocy, outright lies, and absolute ignorance of the truth over the Rittenhouse verdict yesterday.

It appears there is a huge need for some serious mental health help for these people.

Let’s begin:

Three ‘innocent victims?’ I think she means the three men who were actively trying to harm Rittenhouse, including the scumbag who pointed a loaded pistol at his head. Yep, she’s an idiot.

Then there’s this moron who somehow ties CRT with the Rittenhouse trial involving ALL WHITE MEN:

Of course, here’s a Democrat State Rep who somehow manages to infuse race into a case involving… wait for it again… ALL WHITE MEN:

Not sure who this idiot is but clearly a leftist moron:

The ACLU of NH, once an actual Civil Liberties organization, also retweeted some absolute crap from their head organization. There was no white supremacy in the Rittenhouse case. EVERY person involved in the case was WHITE. The only people committing acts of violence where those in defense of BLM. If you really want to be disgusted, read the tweets from their head org here:

Another useless, ignorant, racist Democrat State Rep decided to chime in and prove her uselessness, ignorance, and racism:

She’s also proudly a co-sponsor of NYC billionaire, Michael Bloomberg’s ANTI-2nd Amendment legislation proposed by fellow hoplophobe David Meuse:

And of course, who could forget one of the biggest left-wing loons in the entire State of New Hampshire, Representative Sherry Frost:

Not only are all of these people completely WRONG about the case but it’s clear they never watched even ONE SECOND of the trial. These are the people who seek to hate and divide this country. These are the people who make up the New Hampshire Democrat Party.

They hate truth. They hate justice. They hate anyone who disagrees with them.

Don’t be like them. In fact, be the complete opposite of them, and while you’re at it, vote these psychopaths out of office. They hate you.

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New Study: “The Higher the Vaccination Rate, the Higher the Excess Mortality.”

Sat, 2021-11-20 19:00 +0000

One of the most annoying things about the “Public Health Trumps Everything” crowd is their zealous devotion to policies or methods demonstrably harmful to health and the public.

They demand we call what they want “science” while ignoring contrary science before their reformation and after. Penning new “scriptures” then demanding we all convert.

Sorry to disappoint; even if we thought there was some merit, your preferred delivery system – the medicalism of half-wit despots – is unacceptable.

That sort of governance will always have a much higher death rate than COVID19, and filling prisons to keep emergency room beds “available” is not a winning strategy. It’s not good for the public or their health.

Related: So Much for “Public Health” – Excess Deaths From All Causes Have Risen 40-50 Percent

And neither is your so-called vaccine. New research out of Germany shows (English translation) the “The Higher the (COVID19) Vaccination Rate, the Higher the Excess Mortality.”


The authors write (translated into English): “The correlation is + .31, is amazingly high and especially in an unexpected direction. Actually, it should be negative, so that one could say: The higher the vaccination rate, the lower the excess mortality. However, the opposite is the case and this urgently needs to be clarified. Excess mortality can be observed in all 16 countries…”

In plain English: vaccination makes things worse, not better.

Steve Kirsch has more here, including local reporting in Germany that notes (reformatted), The higher the vaccination rate, the higher the excess mortality. The most direct explanation is: Complete vaccination increases the likelihood of death.

What if this is wrong, you say? Well, what if it’s right? Shouldn’t we investigate? If public health is that important, is it not wise to slow down and take a look.

Let’s start by not juicing the kiddies who, as a matter of public health, tend to have higher rates of Myocarditis than adults who – if you forgot – have been dropping dead from heart attacks and heart failure.

Related: Record-Setting Non-Covid Excess Deaths as The Pandemic Politics Piper Has Come to Call

If health and safety were at all a concern, even a casual connection would result in the research community digging into it. What we’ll get instead is indifference, accusations of conspiracy to mislead, and in some corners of the world, intimidation, arrests, and incarceration.

This makes no sense from a public health perspective unless public health has nothing to do with it.

And that’s what it looks like from here, and has for the last 20 months.

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Mom’s Demand Head Hacktivist Loses Mind over Rittenhouse Verdict

Sat, 2021-11-20 17:30 +0000

Has anyone checked on Bloomberg’s Head Harpy, Shannon Watts? She seems to be more insane than her usual self after the Rittenhouse verdict of ‘not guilty’ on all counts. Of course, Watts is 100% AGAINST anyone defending themselves from criminals, especially women, and in this case, a teenager, but she seems extra shrill today.

Here’s the first tweet (that NH State Rep. David Meuse retweeted):

Black Lives Matter traumatized the community with their violence and destruction. Rittenhouse had the right to carry the rifle and defended himself against criminals who were attacking him, one who actually pointed a pistol at his head. The following tweet is especially ironic given that fact:

The criminal who pointed a gun at Rittenhouse’s head faced ZERO consequences for his actions. ZERO. And oh yeah, he was white.

The rest of Watt’s lunacy can be viewed below:

Bloomberg’s head hacktivist loses her mind over Rittenhouse verdict Bloomberg’s Head Hacktivist, Shannon Watts, loses her mind over Rittenhouse verdict. Part II

There’s much more if you’re interested. You can read the entirety of her insane thread on Twitter. Watts still can’t seem to get over the fact that it was our Founding Fathers who solidified our fundamental human right to self-defense in the Constitution in order to protect ourselves from psychopathic tyrants such as herself and her billionaire boss, who has armed security for his own family, of course.

And as I pointed out in my previous article about Representative David Misogyneuse and his new gun control legislation, it’s Bloomberg’s astroturfing organization that wrote it.

Gun controllers never stop trying to take away our rights. It doesn’t matter if they live in another state or get paid a lot of money to do so. They care nothing about facts, truth, or justice. They only care about denying Americans the right to BE free people and protect ourselves from those who seek to do us harm and TAKE our freedoms away.



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The College Democrats of America (CDA) are Self-Destructing

Sat, 2021-11-20 16:00 +0000

The College Democrats of America (CDA) have started their own internal ethnic war. Totem-Pole victim-class factions are carpet-bombing each other’s leadership with accusations of bigotry over…past tweets. It’s gotten so bad the DNC is ready to break ties with the national organization.


The group’s leaders are publicly firing off accusations of anti-Blackness, Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism at each other. Impeachment proceedings are now in the works against the organization’s new vice president, Nourhan Mesbah, who is Muslim. College Democrats say that screenshots of tweets that their peers sent in adolescence spread rapidly through group texts, which already caused a student running for president of the group to withdraw their candidacy in September. And national advocacy groups for Muslim and Jewish Americans are now weighing in with criticism.

The conflict has gotten so messy that the Democratic National Committee is considering disaffiliating with the national collegiate organization altogether and creating a partnership with the state groups underneath the national umbrella, according to a Democrat familiar with the discussions. The DNC declined to comment.


It’s a #Woke Civil War among College Marxists, and that’s certainly popcorn-worthy, but check out the Mea Culpa.

“I apologize for my words in 2016. My comment was in no way rooted in malice or anti-semitism, especially as a 13-year old, relatively new immigrant from North Africa, with a different regional dialectic linguist comprehension.” BUT “while I take responsibility for my actions, I am hurt by the Islamophobia and xenophobia that continues to unfold.”

In other words, I am not responsible for things I said years ago that may sound inappropriate given my current association with a political party that thrives on ending careers over past tweets.

But wait, there’s more!

We’ve got national organizations other than the DNC squabbling. CAIR wants the “rampant anti-Muslim bigotry” in the CDA investigated. They’re upset because the party narrative on old bigotry is being applied to a Muslim. That’s rich coming from them. They’re as bad as the rest of them.

We’ve also got College Democrat Jews wailing about anti-Semitism, so everyone’s a bigot, and someone is about to learn an important lesson. This is good. College is supposed to be about learning.

Nothing matters if you are not advancing party power.

If your bickering is deemed a detriment compared to someone else’s bickering, you’ll get the ax, or you all may have to go.

In the end, only party power matters.


HT | Ace

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NH Rep. David Meuse Pushes New Gun Control Bill after Rittenhouse Verdict

Sat, 2021-11-20 14:30 +0000

Today, Kyle Rittenhouse was pronounced innocent by the jury in Wisconsin and Rep. David Misogyneuse (D – Portsmouth) wasted no time in adding his useless two cents. Not only did he retweet psychopath Shannon Watts but he also alerted Granite Staters to gun control legislation that he is bringing forth in the upcoming session.

First, the crazy Watts tweet (I’ll get to more below). It seems Watts had no problem with one of the criminals Rittenhouse defended himself against holding a gun to his head. Shocker Shannon Supports Scumbags:

Then the tweet about Meuse’s insane gun control legislation (HB 1151):

What is House Bill 1151 in a nutshell:

AN ACT prohibiting the display of a deadly weapon at a parade, funeral procession, picket line, march, rally, vigil, or demonstration.

Of course, it doesn’t apply to law enforcement (when on duty), or the military (that would have been a huge mistake). It only applies to mere citizens who seek to practice their fundamental human right to self-defense, HOWEVER THE HELL WE SEE FIT.

Clearly, Misogyneuse didn’t watch ANY of the Rittenhouse Trial. Either that, or he absolutely abhors Granite Staters’ right to defend themselves against violent, criminal attacks.

What’s clear, based on another tweet from the psychopathic Watts, is that Michael  Bloomberg is the one who paid to have this legislation written. Bloomberg, who lives in New York City, hates New Hampshire, and has armed security for his family:

NH Democrats once again pushing legislation from NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg

This will be legislation to watch get shot down (pun intended) in the upcoming session.

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Narrative Shattering News With Global Consequences That Has Nothing to do with Kyle Rittenhouse

Sat, 2021-11-20 13:00 +0000

Special snowflakes melting makes for great blogging, so we have more Rittenhouse hot takes, but “man cannot read blogs about Rittenhouse alone.” And this news is not just huge.

It WILL be summarily ignored by the so-called watchdog, truth-seeking, fact-checkers in the American media.

“Sea Level Alarmism Unravels As Earth’s Coastlines Are Observed Expanding Since 1984”

From 1984 (Hello, Mr. Orwell) to 2019, the earth’s coastlines expanded at a rate of 0.26mm/year.


A 2019 global-scale analysis of 709 islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans revealed 89% were either stable or growing in size, and that no island larger than 10 ha (and only 1.2% of islands larger than 5 ha) had decreased in size since the 1980s (Duvat, 2019).

Likewise, the globe’s beaches been growing by 0.33 m/year since 1984 (Luijendijk et al., 2018).

In a press release for a 2016 paper on coastal land area changes from 1985 to 2015, scientists acknowledged this:

“We expected that the coast would start to retreat due to sea level rise, but the most surprising thing is that the coasts are growing all over the world – BBC

“Accretion is the dominant trend…across the world”


Son of a Beach, right?

We’ve reported on some of that in the past, like the swanky, top-dollar travel destination that has been milking climate fear for global handouts over decades. But the island nation has more land mass now than it did in 1943.


Related: Reminder: No Arctic Ice, Manhattan Underwater, and All 1200 Maldives GONE in Six Weeks


And the data supports the scientific fact that none of this is man-made.


According to Mao and colleagues, Australia’s coasts have been growing at a rate of +0.10 m/year. Asia’s coasts have been expanding +0.64 m/year. Europe’s coasts are accreting +0.45 m/year. And the African continent has been observed expanding at a +0.31 m/year clip since 1984.

The only two continents where coasts have not been observed expanding in recent decades are South America, 0.00 m/year, and North America, -0.29 m/year.



The prophecy of melting ice on land or sea would create rising tides across the globe, not just along two continents. Behavior typical of an interglacial, especially in places like North America where verticle land motion or isostatic rebound accounts for the change.

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David Meuse’s Moronic Response to the Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict … Outlaw the Second Amendment!

Sat, 2021-11-20 02:30 +0000

Every insinuation in Meuse’s tweet is a LIE.

It was not a protest. It was a destructive and violent riot. The Democrat Party’s street militias … Antifa and BLM … were burning and looting and gratuitously destroying businesses and property in downtown Kenosha. And the Democrat politicians held the police back because they believed that the rioting would benefit Biden and Democrats.

Kyle Rittenhouse did not “ramp up the heat.” He was attacked by multiple rioters.

First, while on his way to extinguish a fire in a car lot, he was ambushed by Rosenbaum, a pedophile who had earlier threatened to kill Kyle with a chain that he was carrying, who attempted to seize Kyle’s rifle. After shooting Rosenbaum in self-defense, Kyle … who was then on his way to turn himself in to the police … was pursued by a mob and knocked to the ground and attacked. In self-defense, Kyle shot Huber, a felon convicted in a strangulation case, who was smashing Kyle’s head with a skateboard, and Grosskreutz, who pointed a handgun that the was illegally carrying, at Kyle.

At no point was Kyle ever the aggressor in the sequence of events. Every action he took was defensive.

Meuse’s bill should be titled the Antifa/BLM/License-to-Kill bill. Kyle would be dead if he had not had an AR-15.

Meuse’s response, needless to say, would be that Kyle had no business being there. Wrong … soy boy. When the authorities refuse to do their jobs and leave us at the mercy of Democrat Party street-militias, we have every right to defend our communities, our property and our lives. As much as soy-boy Meuse and his beta-male ilk would like the streets to belong to Antifa and BLM, they don’t.

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Stop Arresting Parents For Protecting their Children

Fri, 2021-11-19 23:30 +0000

Is schooling about padding the pockets of unions, about indoctrinating our children, about dominating taxpayers and parents, or about educating a child to the parent’s satisfaction?

The problem with any government monopoly service is that once it realizes that it commands the violent power to force its customers to obey, the government service providers forget that they are supposed to be acting like a servant—serving paying customers.

Inevitably, power corrupts, and government servants transform into petty tyrants. They, after all, can exploit “legitimized” police power to fund their service and enforce their edicts. Taxpayers must donate regardless. Parents must submit their children nonetheless. Children must suffer the tyrants’ abuse.

The free market has a simple remedy for an abusive service provider. The parent picks up her child, cancels the service, and takes her money and child to patronize a different provider. The donor withdraws his contributions and reinvests them in a more service-oriented charity. And if a better service doesn’t yet exist, they invest in teachers to create a new one that matches their values and goals.

And because of this, service providers in a freed market either remember that they serve their customers at their customers’ pleasure, or they cease to exist — the most important lesson of the market, which not coincidentally is wholly missing from government lesson plans.


The Pelletiers were customers of, and (coerced) donors to, their local Timberlane school. They were upset because they believed the school was abusing their child. Whether you agree or disagree that it is “abusive” to mask a child throughout the school day for an entire school year to arguably reduce an already infinitesimal risk to children is not relevant to our exploration here. The Pelletiers do believe that. And, do I have to remind the reader, we are here talking about their child and their money?

A free market in schooling would have precluded any kerfuffle. The Pelletiers would have taken their child and their money to a school that better matched their family’s values, their risk assessments, and the tradeoffs that they were willing to make for their child. We would not be wasting our time worrying about tyrants trampling minority rights nor wondering when they will set their eyes on our rights.

But because we still live under the archaic, oppressive government schooling system, the Pelletiers did not have that free-market option. They could only travel to their school board to petition their masters for relief for their child, a petition that they already knew the tyrannical Karens were sure to deny. These government service monopolists have the arrogance to believe that they know best for the Pelletiers’ Kayla and that they should overrule the parents with the force of law.

Critical to the outrageousness of this story, one must remember that tyrants far too often demand a show of obsequence when they grace their commoners with their presence. And so, despite no one wearing masks anywhere else in the town, and despite there being only thirty or so, other commoners spread far across a high ceilinged auditorium with 938 seats.

The school board Karens insisted that any parent appearing before their majesties must wear a mask — even (and you must appreciate the Kafkaesque absurdity here) those parents who were asking for relief from the mask mandate imposed on their child. The order was pure Submission Theater, to remind the parents who is Ruler and who is Peasant.

Delores Umbridge (or Kim Fuhrer, or Kim Farah, or whatever name this particular tyrannical Karen goes by) directed her police thugs to threaten the Pelletiers, who were sitting in the back row — not six feet, but 20 feet, from the next nearest attendee in the nearly empty auditorium. Either the Pelletiers submit to her Glory, or they would be arrested.

The father, Nolan, is not a parent to bully; a tall, powerful tradesman, he is, after all, also the Chairman of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party. He saw no reason that he should falsify his status, to say that he had a “disability,” and thus need not wear a mask as long as he and half the parents attending sat in a distant, segregated, and cordoned off “Disability Section” which Delores always seemed to relish regularly mocking.

And so, Delores (Oh, I mean Karen – Darn it, it’s Kim, right?) had this father of two, this industrious small business owner, this proud contributor to Plaistow of 17 years, arrested, chained, kidnapped, and caged, to face charges that might steal the product of his labor and restrict his ability to ever again be allowed in Her presence, should he want to again (probably uselessly) petition her for relief for his child.

Look at this problem!

Instead of enjoying an easy, free-market solution, we must endure a gigantic political battle over whether “all children, parents, and donors” must follow Delores’s demands or whether children like The Pelletiers’ have any right to an exception. We must argue whether a bulwark of the community should be threatened, jailed, and extorted because he refused to bend the knee to a petty tyrant just so he could plea in her uncaring ears for his child.

These silly, unnecessary public battles will escalate in number and intensity until we separate school from state.

It is ironic that the school board politically arrested this father this week. Just this week, the education subcommittee in the NH House offered a brilliant solution: All families, regardless of income, would be eligible to take their children, and their children’s schooling dollars, to the schooling provider of their choice. Bingo, Bango! Problem solved!

That would obviate all political battles over masking children, over indoctrinating children that they sin simply because of their reproductive organs or the color of their skin, over siccing the FBI on protesting parents as “domestic terrorists”.

With so many avoidable political battles, we desperately need a law like this HB 607 that allows families like The Pelletiers to escape from their small town tyrannical Delores Umbridges’, while it enables those same school boards to focus their “service” on those parents who submit to their values and preferences.

You don’t submit? Great! Here’s your child; here’s your money; go with god. And in this way, neither minority families nor school boards would have to fight, despite divergent goals for the children.

Unfortunately, HB 607 is not yet law, but we can urge our House, Senate, and Governor to restore parental rights. They’ll have to ignore the profits, power, and preferences of cronies, busybodies, and little Deloreses. But by so passing, they would ratchet down acrimony artificially created only because diverse families are needlessly being forced-fit into a one-size-fits-few monopoly government service.



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Normalizing P3dophilia – We’re Supposed to Call Them “Minor-Attracted Persons” (MAP) …

Fri, 2021-11-19 22:00 +0000

Adults who like having sex with children are so vile even career criminals are offended by them. But there are adults “on the spectrum” who like or want to have sex with minors.

They seek out occupations that give them access to children. It’s an addiction, a compulsion, and that’s always been a problem. The other problem (not there are not more than two) is that there’s a movement that has, for many years, been trying to normalize this. The P3dophilia.

The goal is to make it acceptable. Commonplace. Like men in women’s bathrooms which, surprise, we’re not allowed to question. But there are also large numbers of people “on the spectrum” who find both wrong and in the case of p3dophiles, disgusting and reprehensible. Criminal.

And it is a “debate” new legs after, “Virginia University … placed an assistant professor on administrative leave after the educator sparked heated backlash for saying it isn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to children.”

The ass prof is the author of a book titled, “A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity.”

They/Them participated in an interview with “a San Francisco-based child protection organization” called the Protasia Foundation.

The two are a match made in hell.

The extent of Protasia’s child protection operation can be summed up thusly. They (allegedly) exist to normalize and protect the idea that it’s okay for adults to have sex with children. Any adult, any child. If you’d like an amusing deeper dive, here’s a YouTuber who dug into Protasia and, well-tried to have some fun while exposing the ugly business.

Long story short, the term p3dophile comes with a lot of baggage and child rapists are still people or something. Someone needs to help. And sure, therapy would be great but that’s not what this is. It is a concerted well-funded effort to make schtupping minors as every day as well, every day.

To do away with the sex offender registry and make these relationships normal. You know, just another phase in the epic lie that “you can’t help who you fall in love with …”

Yes, you can.

And as for making sex with minors normal, no.

Just, no.



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Breaking: Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty on All Counts

Fri, 2021-11-19 20:30 +0000

This is blowing up everywhere or will be (cough cough). The jury in the Rittenhouse trial has delivered a verdict. Not guilty on all counts.


After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.


This is a win for self-defense but one we should never have had to chase.

Congrats to Kyle and his team for presenting the facts to the jury and the jury for refusing to be intimidated by the Lefty mob.

This is not over, of course – it can’t be. The left hates to lose, and if they can’t take it out on Kyle, the judge, or the jury, they’ll take it out on whoever is at hand.

No rioting as I write this, but it’s early.


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Taking Back the Future Starts with You!

Fri, 2021-11-19 19:00 +0000

America as we know it is on the verge of extinction and little can be done to stop it with the balance of power teetering in favor of the current administration.

Currently, Democrats control the US House of Representatives by a narrow margin and the Senate is evenly split with Kamala Harris able to turn the vote left on any tied Senate legislation. All is not lost, however.

And this is when New Hampshire citizens will rise to the occasion and make a difference.

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