The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

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Decolonizing the Decolonizers

Thu, 2023-11-23 19:00 +0000

Marxism is notoriously violent, as are its advocates, and we can trace that tendency back to Sergey Nechayev. His 1869 pamphlet titled
The Revolutionary Catechism is explicit about the need to exterminate everything so that it can be replaced with Marxism.

The only form of revolution beneficial to the people is one which destroys the entire State to the roots and exterminates all the state traditions, institutions, and classes… “Our task is terrible, total, universal, and merciless destruction.1″


We see this tradition at work as the aggressive progressives doing Sergey’s work have taken control of schools, media, Churches, and the bureaucracy that never has to stand for election. They are working to undermine words and meanings to collapse your rights to speech and thought. The humanities are all but lost, and hard science, under assault for years, has been infected such that even biology is a social construct.

Holidays and traditions in the West have been under attack for years, and it has nothing to do with being sensitive to the traditions of others. As Nechayev reminds us, the socialist order, be it one nation or all of them, can brook no tradition but its own. It must consume the culture and the minds of the people.

The war on Columbus Day, Christmas, or Thanksgiving is about undermining ideas that contest the absolute power of The Marxist State.


A decolonized Thanksgiving could transform a holiday marred by historical amnesia into a celebration of genuine gratitude, unity, and recognition of our rich Indigenous heritage. It would offer a clearer lens through which to see the entire world.


The Decolonizer crowd is nothing of the sort. They are colonizers working to replace your tradition with their own. They use the idea of inclusion to institutionalize exclusion—the State as a god-king whose worship is the only accepted tradition. To supplant everything that challenges their place at the top of every totem with the approved narratives of the Marxist’s collective hive-mind.

There is no disease more dangerous to liberty, so as you give thanks with gratitude for the blessings in your life, give thanks for Thanksgiving, and then think about what you are prepared to do to keep it.



  1. Who Was Marx – 2021 James M. Simpson

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Thu, 2023-11-23 17:00 +0000

Prior to 1863, the country had informally established a day of THANKSGIVING. Its characteristics are familiar to us all – it was about Pilgrims and Turkey dinner and native Americans saving the colonists from starvation.

George Washington affirmed this informal celebration but never established a national holiday. That task was left to Lincoln who issued two declarations first being July 15, 1863, that declared August 6th as the Thanksgiving national day. A second follow-up proclamation came a few months later that changed the date to November.

The story begins on July 1, 1863. A detachment of cavalry led by Captain Clegg of General John Buford’s cavalry was quite surprised to see the advance forces of Robert E. LEE’s infantry marching up Chambersburg Road toward the town of GETTYSBURG.

Very few Americans have a memory of Gettysburg.

Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were, in the spring of 1863, soundly beating the Union. As summer approached, Lee notched two major battlefield victories, the most recent being Chancellorsville. Stonewall Jackson had thoroughly humiliated the Union forces with his hit-and-run tactics in the Shenandoah Valley. Daily accounts of Union losses and Confederate wins poured into each town with a telegraph- accompanied by the list of husbands, fathers, sons, and grandsons killed in action or wounded into oblivion.

Many, many powerful forces and voices in the north – the newspapers. The copperheads, the Democratic party – all clamoring for a cease-fire, an end to the war, removal of Lincoln, a tolerance for secession.

Union commanders were a chaotic mess. They seemed to actually aid and abet the enemy with tactics and orders that defied any sense of battlefield strategy focused on victory.

As Union Calvary met the Confederate troops on that first day of the battle of Gettysburg, the Union commander, Meade, had only been on the job a very few days, having replaced multiple incompetent and fired predecessors.

Any student of this history will tell you that the world to Lincoln and to his army looked amazingly bleak. Lee had determined to deal a final blow to the Union army and force Washington to sue for peace and allow the Southern slavocracy to go its independent way. As the initial skirmishes ensued, it looked really likely that he would have his wish.

Over the next three days, Lincoln received minute-by-minute telegrams recounting battlefield events. The messages he received were far from encouraging. The South seemed always to have the upper hand. Big round top. Culp’s Hill. The peach orchard. Seminary ridge. The South seemed to outmaneuver the Union forces at will. Victory seemed out of reach; defeat and impeachment seemed far more likely.

But then, I think, Lincoln started to realize that the battle was out of his hands. Whatever he could do, he had done. All he could do was wait.

And pray.

Somewhere in all the mess that was Lincoln’s Presidency, he decided to turn over his fate and the fate of the nation to “the almighty creator”. Win or lose it was now up to God.

He waited.

The anxiety of a type and level no man can know to save a man in his shoes crushed his every thought.

Then word came.

After the famous Picket’s charge bled its way into history, Lincoln received a telegram advising him that the Southern army had broken camp and was marching out of Pennsylvania back to the relative security of Northern Virginia.

Three days of battle – 50,000 casualties, most of whom lay strewn about the Gettysburg landscape, creating the stench of death so powerful that many of the survivors succumbed their consciousness to its overwhelming presence-was over. He could not bring himself to say it was “victory.”

Not yet.

Instead, over the next 11 days, he could find no words save “I give thanks to almighty God,” who saved the country from those who sought to destroy it.

11 days after the final shots were fired, and after finally digesting the fact that at Gettysburg, the fate of the nation was decided and that hope for union, for peace, and for the end of bloodshed was “reasonable,” Lincoln laid his thoughts at the feet of the God he was coming to know and admire.

Eleven days after the final shots were fired, he issued his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation and called upon the nation to join him in their churches, praising God. In prayer. Giving thanks.

That year and every year.

For God, to Lincoln, saved the nation. And the nation should give thanks.

His proclamation establishing a National Day of Prayer was not about Turkey, pilgrims, or Native Americans. It was words of a humble man – horrified by the blood lust and bloodletting of a vicious and vile war – who had turned to God with all humility and said, “You saved us.”

He was now a President who looked at the evil forces trying to destroy America, its Constitution, and its way of life, saw the God who said, “No, not on my watch!”

He was now a President who now looked at a merciful God with praise, and thanksgiving and with a fervent wish that the same God who saved the union would now save it all the more by sending forth His Spirit to change the hearts of those who wished to end the Unites States, destroy it’s Constitution, render helpless its institutions and maintain the evil sin of slavery.

Many folks today look at his proclamation for what it is- it’s not a Presidential order. It’s a Presidential Prayer that recognizes that the evil forces trying to destroy our country can only be overcome by a loving, and caring, and merciful God. And many of those same folks see that his prayer applies just as much today as then.

Today, no reasonable, Constitution-loving American can deny that powerful forces seek to destroy all that America is. They seek to destroy our Constitution our Courts; they want to use the Presidency for immoral, hateful political objectives. They want to enshroud Congress in corruption and treason; they want to destroy the family, the Christian and Jewish faiths that are the cornerstone of our country.

This Thanksgiving, those same America-loving folks will join with the President and thank God for the blessings he has bestowed on our country; and pray that it is his will that our country succeed and that his Holy Spirit enter into our enemies’ hearts and transform them from enemy to friend of our country.
I am one of those folks.

I will read Lincoln’s proclamation to my family, and we will pray with Lincoln. I hope you will join us. Here is the Lincoln prayer/ proclamation he gave:




It has pleased Almighty God to hearken to the supplications and prayers of an afflicted people, and to vouchsafe to the Army and the Navy of the United States, victories on land and on the sea, so signal and so effective as to furnish reasonable grounds for augmented confidence that the union of these States will be maintained, their Constitution preserved, and their peace and prosperity permanently restored. But, these victories have been accorded, not without sacrifices of life, limb, health and liberty, incurred by brave, loyal and patriotic citizens. Domestic afflictions in every part of the country follows the train of these fearful bereavements. It is meet and right to recognize and confess the presence of the ALMIGHTY FATHER, and the power of his hand, …

Now, therefore, be it known that I do set apart Thursday, the 6th of August next, to be observed as a day of National Thanksgiving, praise and prayer, and I invite the people of the United States to assemble on that occasion in their customary places of worship and…render homage due to the DIVINE MAJESTY for the wonderful things He has done in the nations behalf, and invoke the influence of His HOLY SPIRIT to subdue the anger which has produced and sustained a needless and cruel rebellion, to change the hearts of tph insurgents, to guide the counsels of the government with wisdom, adequate to so great a national emergency, and to visit with tender care and consolation…all those who…have been brought to suffer in mind, body, and estate, and finally to lead the whole nation, through the paths of repentance and submission to the DIVINE WILL, back to the enjoyment of union and fraternal peace.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at Washington, this 15th day of July, in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

God bless!


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Pulpit Polity: The ‘First’ Thanksgiving! 

Thu, 2023-11-23 15:00 +0000

Most readers of Granite Grok were exposed to the traditional story of the Pilgrims and the Indians sharing a meal on Thanksgiving to God for their success and survival in the new world settlement of Plymouth Plantation.

What you learned in grammar school was probably a general highlight of the event and, at its core, was true. Today, however, like most faith-based traditions and holidays that America has celebrated for over 150 years and has taken for granted, is under revisionist direction.

But today, we will not focus on that pathway.

A quick recap of the first impromptu meal is as follows:

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor Willam Bradford organized a feast of celebration and invited the Native Americans to the gathering. The famous Chief Massasoit from the Wampanoag tribe attended. The festival lasted for three days at least, and some scholars say over a week-long event.

During the first year of their landing, during the winter, some stayed on the ship while others ventured to land to begin a settlement. They were beset by exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious disease. They were visited by the Abenaki Indians and a very special Native American, Squanto. He was a member of the Pawtuxet Tribe and was taken captive by the English; hence, he spoke, to their astonishment, in fluent English! He (Squanto) taught them survival skills, cooking, shelter making, and how to grow their crops.

The point of the Ceremony of Thanksgiving was to honor God for His protection and provision in their lives.

The Pilgrims celebrated (had a worship and time of thanksgiving) for their survival during the first year of their pilgrimage. The Wampanoag Indians were also in attendance, and they were friendly and helped them in many ways, growing crops, cooking meats and vegetables, and creating shelter.

Like most American Holidays, they all have their origin in the Christian Faith.

Our history is a tapestry of celebrations that are based on God’s Divine Intervention. From the victories we have experienced our many wars to the beauty of Christmas that fills our towns and homes with Light…America’s success is a manifestation of God’s miracle power displayed through amazing leaders in war, politics, industry, finance, manufacturing, education, medicine, and recreation.

We have so much to be thankful for!

It was our great President Abraham Lincoln who first formalized Thanksgiving as a National Holiday in 1863 during the Civil War.

Since that date, we have celebrated sometime in the month of November.

It does seem that we are skipping the public recognition of this most important holiday more and more. I don’t know about you, but I noticed the stores had little, if any, mention through merchandise of Thanksgiving, and we jumped straight from Halloween to Christmas. This could be a sign of the times. We have become heady, proud, distracted, spoiled, and gluttonous in our culture with very little reverence and fear of the Lord.

The Bible tells us on many occasions to give thanks to God. By doing this, we acknowledge that HE is in control and that we are His and not our own. This Thanksgiving, we truly have so much to be thankful for. Please take the time to acknowledge God’s place as first in this world, and don’t forget to Thank Him for your life! He is so good to us…

Let’s set aside some time, not just for food and football, but to truly honor FAITH, the source of all earthly blessings.

May God Bless You Abundantly! Happy Blessed, Prosperous, and Grateful Thanksgiving to YOU and yours!

Until Next Week…

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What’s the Best Food on Your Thanksgiving Table?

Thu, 2023-11-23 13:00 +0000

Today is Thanksgiving, and whatever the circumstances, political, cultural, or economic, we call upon the blessing in our lives, no matter how small, and give thanks. We also eat a lot of food. Typically.

I’m big on recognizing blessings, no matter how small. It keeps us honest, focused, humble, and appreciative, even when things sort-of, kind-of, suck (if or when they do). No one wants to think things can get worse, but they can. Recognizing what’s still good can give us the strength to work for better, whatever better means to each of us.

I give thanks every day in my own way for the blessings in my life and feast on the joy it brings regardless of the day’s circumstances, but it is not every day that there’s a big meal meant to help us focus on that, assuming we have the sense to do more than eat. But I do enjoy the feast.

I am a huge fan of turkey.

Thanksgiving turkey. I would say that it is my favorite thing on the table. But turkey tastes better with stuffing and mashed potatoes, all piled on a fork, covered in gravy, and there’s the rub. Those other things are good, too. Your friends or family likely include many dishes, some of which might be unique to your experience.

What’s your Fav!

It is early enough this morning that you’ll have started preparing that meal (perhaps as a continuation of the preparation you started yesterday) but not eating just yet. So, it seems appropriate to ask. Which Thanksgiving dinner dish is your favorite? And yes, dessert counts!

I’ve listed a few below but left the poll option open to add your own, so check back to see what else shows up (the poll ends at midnight).

You can vote as many times as you like, as often as you like, until the poll is as fat and happy. And feel free to elaborate in the comments if you are able. And remember to count your blessings and give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

This poll is no longer accepting votes

What is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dish?
  • Turkey
  • Stuffing or 'Dressing' (Any Style)
  • Mashed Potato
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potato (any style)
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Cranberry or Canberry
  • Other pie or dessert
  • Other vegetable
  • Other


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Another Lousy Deal For America, Brought To You By John Kerry

Thu, 2023-11-23 11:00 +0000

It seems that any meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping inevitably presents another opportunity to render the U.S. increasingly reliant on China for its energy security.

This week’s meetings at the APEC conference in a suddenly cleaned-up San Francisco were no exception. (RELATED: DAVID BLACKMON: What Does China Know That The Biden Admin Doesn’t?)

One of the most disturbing aspects of the bilateral meetings between the U.S. and China was the looming presence of John Kerry at the table. Kerry serves as Biden’s “climate envoy,” a made-up job that is not even a confirmed position and does not merit a seat at such meetings. But there he was, making sure the President and other U.S. officials toe the line on climate commitments.

Fox News reports that Kerry’s efforts resulted in more security compromising fruit, as State Department officials agreed with their Chinese counterparts to triple down on commitments to further inhibit American energy and national security in the name of climate change. The two governments agreed to “accelerate the substitution for coal, oil and gas generation” with renewables and electric vehicles in the coming years, a pledge that China has already undermined with its implementation of a new round of subsidies for the acceleration of its already-massive expansion of coal-fired power plants in the coming years.

It is the sort of deal China has routinely violated in recent years as it continues to prioritize its own energy security at the expense of stated climate goals. It is also the sort of deal that Kerry, Biden and other Democrats have systematically used over recent decades to render the U.S. increasingly reliant on China for its own energy future.

“The agreement speaks heavily about advancing — doubling down and tripling down on renewables, wind and solar. The majority of them are made in China,” Daniel Turner, the founder and executive director of Power The Future, told Fox News Digital.  “It is basically guaranteeing China decades of wealth, guaranteeing America is going to buy their products.”

Turner isn’t wrong, and the effects on climate change from the latest Kerry-led deal will be negligible, if not actually negative given China’s far lower environmental regulations and standards. Even worse, China’s control of the supply chains for most of the parts and metals that go into the making and deployment of renewables and EVs leaves the U.S. and other western nations with a steadily diminishing sphere of geopolitical leverage.

But Americans did receive a bit of positive news in the green energy realm this past week from a seemingly unlikely source: Oil major ExxonMobil. The biggest U.S.-based oil company announced the kickoff of a new project to produce lithium from a deep underground saltwater formation in southern Arkansas called the Smackover.

Somewhat ironically, ExxonMobil will deploy standard oil and gas drilling, production and reinjection technologies and processes to produce, extract and process the lithium. If successful, the project will turn America’s biggest major oil company into one of the country’s biggest lithium companies, too.

This is probably not exactly the model Biden’s regulators, many of whom are alumni of leftist anti-fossil fuel lobby groups, envisioned when they began launching their myriad efforts to subsidize and regulate this artificial energy transition into being, but they should be glad to take the help where they can get it.

Given that the ExxonMobil project will qualify for the tax incentives contained in the Orwellian-named Inflation Reduction Act, the Biden officials will even be able to point to it as a success story related to that costly legislation.

Given that the administration’s own efforts to source domestic supplies of critical energy metals and free their supply chains from Chinese dominance have to this point borne little fruit, the project being mounted by ExxonMobil amounts to a great leap forward.

What it all demonstrates as that all the handshake deals between government Mandarins like Kerry in the world cannot match the power of innovation and ingenuity from America’s private sector. It also demonstrates the absolute necessity of maintaining a healthy and robust domestic oil and gas industry, without which none of this is remotely possible.

David Blackmon is an energy writer and consultant based in Texas. He spent 40 years in the oil and gas business, where he specialized in public policy and communications.




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Night Cap: Men Don’t Need Therapists, They Need Better Women

Thu, 2023-11-23 02:30 +0000

Men in the Western world are under attack. Our society has grown to hate the divine characteristics that come ingrained inside of every man when he is conceived.

The war on masculinity is the root cause of our societal decline, and yet our highly credentialed “experts” running the therapy market want single men to denounce their inherent qualities to the detriment of our nation.

Apparently, single women like men who love going to therapy. Psychology Today surveyed 25,000 daters using the Bumble dating app to claim that the best version of men would be one who goes to treatment and isn’t afraid to brag about it.

Instead of being thankful for their protection and steady leadership, we’ve allowed a massive PSYOP to take over that tells men that they can only claim to be “valuing personal growth” if they use psychotherapy as a tool to challenge traditional masculine norms. (ROOKE: Gen Z Is Paying The Price For Democrats’ Destruction Of American Life)

An International Journal of Health Sciences (IJHS) study analyzed in PsyPost found “that men who had a less negative view of masculinity reported higher levels of mental positivity. … In other words, when men disagreed with statements such as ‘Masculinity prevents me from talking about how I feel about my problems,’ they tended to have a better overall mental outlook.”

The study’s author, John Barry, told the PsyPost that it’s time society stops “using toxic terminology such as ‘toxic masculinity,’ because it is possible these ideas are being internalized by men and boys and impacting them negatively.” He said it is likely that telling men and boys their inherent qualities are evil and need to be challenged “is actually increasing the likelihood of behaviors they are intended to reduce.” (RELATED: Liberal Women Who Can’t Find A Masculine Husband Need A Reality Check, Mary Rooke Explains)

“Instead, it might help if we highlight more the ways that masculinity can be a positive influence on men and society,” Barry said.

Single women have no idea the destruction they are causing by demanding men talk to complete strangers about their problems rather than insist their man turns to them. Women expect men to take on the dragons of modern-day life, but when they come home wounded, women tell men that their pain, stress, or exhaustion means nothing. Instead of being their greatest ally, women tell men to take their problems to someone who doesn’t know or care about them.

These moments where men become vulnerable and are willing to divulge their past traumas or aspirations for the future should happen between a man and a woman as they build their relationship. Women are contracting out the work that, in past generations, served as the bonds that kept marriages together until death did them part.

By telling men their feelings need to be analyzed by a professional, women waste their chance to embrace the emotional expressiveness they crave from men. The truth is a good man will be vulnerable with a woman he loves and trusts. The more a man can talk about his dreams and challenges with a woman he sees as honorable and trustworthy, the more loyal he is and the more willing he is to use his strength to ensure she is loved and cared for. (ROOKE: Fewer Young People Than Ever Are Getting Laid, And Eggheads Are Arguing The Ethics Of Having Sex With Animals)

The journal study on masculinity found that men who have a positive view of their male qualities often have “a sense of protectiveness towards women and a desire to be a strong pillar of support for one’s family.”

They can’t help but want to protect us. It’s part of what makes them feel accomplished and whole. Women have to quit telling men their masculinity causes problems. It’s not the issue plaguing society. In fact, the only chance the Western world has at surviving the death spiral it’s currently in is if strong men stand in the gap. It’s a thankless job, but one our society needs.

Mary Rooke is a reporter at the Daily Caller and host of “Trad-ish with Mary Rooke.”


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When You Ignore the Very Real Conduct Concerns Raised by the Public, You Indicate That Public Officials Simply Don’t Care

Thu, 2023-11-23 01:00 +0000


In 2020, you ran for office on certain claims and promises. You were endorsed by an employee of Riverbend Mental Health Clinic, where the shooter, Madore, worked, according to earlier reports, as a mentor.

How is it possible that someone with a history such as Madore’s could obtain a job at Riverbend? This points to a larger issue that is systemic in Concord: lackadaisical attention by publicly funded organizations to who gets hired or their backgrounds.

Examples of this can be found at Concord Schools and the hiring of a teacher who had a background of sexual misconduct at SNHU. The hiring of a woman at the youth detention center who had a history of abuse of teenagers. Or the recent incident in the hallway of the NHCADSV in which Donald Sullivan claimed to represent the NHCADSV. NHCADSV claimed he was an off-duty police officer to Concord Police. His LinkedIn, the AG, and St. Paul’s School show he was an employee or full-time contractor at St. Paul’s School. He was moonlighting—apparently a common practice in Concord.

It doesn’t take grants to clean up lackadaisical management. It takes ethics, checks, balances, and an understanding of the possible fatal consequences of not doing these.

As you know, I brought to your attention the issue of witness tampering and a Concord Official/NHCADSV rep’s and prosecutor’s knowledge of this in a criminal trial. But instead of addressing it (witness tampering is a felony-level crime), my concerns were passed off. My concerns about the credibility issues of Concord PD Julie Curtin were also ignored by the AG’s office. My concerns about being cyberstalked by NHCADSV and Amanda Grady Sexton were also ignored.

When you ignore the very real conduct concerns raised by the public, you indicate that public officials simply don’t care about the serious and sometimes fatal consequences that come from ignoring these warnings we provide.

As a result of the malfeasance in the criminal investigation and trial of Owen Labrie, lives have been put in danger for life; there have reportedly been hospitalizations as well of students who were smeared. This is completely unacceptable.

The State’s agencies are failing due to secret deals and lackadaisical attention to ethics.  Lives will continue to be in danger until public officials pay attention to the public’s warnings and act accordingly. Lives are more important than budgets, federal grants, and political aspirations, except in Concord, New Hampshire. Why is that?

Kind regards,

Claire Best

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Holiday Greetings From The US Centers for Disease Control

Wed, 2023-11-22 23:30 +0000

The Directors of the US Centers for Disease Control are back with more advice on optimizing discomfort, infection, and spread of COVID-19 (Shouldn’t it be  COVID-23?) this holiday season.


The contradictions out of the gate are painfully obvious, which the Twitchy author notes in their opening. No one is wearing a mask.


Nobody paid attention, but the director of the CDC got together with some other tools and stood next to each other without wearing masks to tell you to wear a mask to keep your family safe this holiday season.


Despite a universal understanding that COVID tests are ill-suited to the task, someone continues to make millions, maybe someone at the CDC; I’ve lost track. But test kits make a great stocking stuffer for the Karens on your list, and nothing says Joy like, hey, test yourself for COVID, or something!

The CDC has also admitted that vaccines do not prevent infection or stop the spread, but this is like a relationship where both parties know it has ended. Neither of them knows what to do after, so they keep acting like nothing is wrong (hint: the people need to stop getting jabbed and end this crazy thing).

And masks. Masks? There is a reason no one is wearing them in the photo. They never worked, and the CDC knew that before COVID, but there is a mountain of new research about how masks don’t prevent infection or spread. More than you can shake a (something medically sounding) at. But that doesn’t seem to matter. I still see people, including young people at businesses I frequent, who wear a mask (even an N95) every day they work.

I watched a carriage fetcher at a local grocery store who has been masked since the halcyon days of Pandemicville, circa 2020, that (to this day) wears an N95 until he is in his car by himself. No one is ever going to get through to that guy. So, when the CDC squeaks, they listen. But a few years from now, maybe less, that individual and those like them will be confronted with a panoply of symptoms or conditions related to restricting their airway every day for several hours every day.

CDC Guidance on masking, updated in May of 2023, fails to address health risks except for a sliver of the population with certain pre-existing conditions (and children). At the same time, they are promoting making, including cloth, as providing some protection.


  • Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask.
  • To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.
  • Masks and respirators are effective at reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when worn consistently and correctly.


None of this is true, nor is the CDC informing people of the risks, and that needs to change.



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Biden Loves The Power Of The Defense Production Act

Wed, 2023-11-22 22:00 +0000

Joe Biden loves the control he can wield when 65% of America thinks he is driving America further off course. If you cannot govern with a consensus, use the tools that allow you to control the masses. You may remember that Biden invoked the same act during the Pandemic to force masks onto our faces and needles into our arms. This time, it is not a worldwide disease. Joe is protecting us from the evil gas stoves in our homes. Knowing that people cannot make decisions themselves, Joe acts on our behalf. The gas stoves and heat pumps are just the latest round of appliances the Biden Administration has taken control of in the name of Climate Change.

The Democrats disguise their motives by telling us their actions and policies are for our best, but Americans are waking up to this movement. This Master Plan to combat Climate Change is part of America’s transformation. Every step the Left takes is to restrict our mobility and to manipulate our personal space. America is a mobile society, and Americans love the freedom to move about at will and to relocate to areas that better fit their thinking and desires. Democrats want to stifle our mobility so they can design and control demographics. This way, they can draw Congressional district lines to assure Democrat control of the Government. They do not want people to exit California to states with more personal freedoms or flood to Florida to solidify its Red political leaning. They want you to stay where they put you and then sprinkle in illegal immigrants to assure their power base.

This is precisely why the Left is pushing so hard to have us all in Electric Vehicles, or no vehicle at all, as quickly as possible. Gasoline powered cars are the symbol of independence and mobility. We love our cars and are reluctant to use alternatives such as mass transit. There are no schedules, predetermined routes, and nothing controlling your voyage except your hands on the wheel and your foot on the gas. This dynamic scares the hell out of Democrats and why they are using Climate Change as an excuse to put chains on Americans.

Some states, Blue states, are jumping on board by implementing laws that parallel the Left’s desire to outlaw gas-driven vehicles. NJ, California, and Michigan, to name a few that would like to see us all plugging in by 2035. Joe is testing the waters by implementing the Defense Production Act. He knows these policies will never become law, with the vast majority against a mandate to switch to EV vehicles. His test will not go well, and the court cases will line up to shoot down his plans. But just like the Student Loan Forgiveness Plan, he knew it was illegal, but the mere promise of relief bought votes and avoided a Red Wave.

There is no emergency unless you want to go with Al Gore’s existential threats from 25 years ago, Greta Thunberg’s, or even Congresswoman Cortez. According to these three, we are already underwater. Climate Change is real, and sometimes the change goes down, which is why we no longer call it Global Warming. It is not the existential threat that is posed by our nuclear armed foes, but the Democrats go back to the well whenever they cannot get consensus, and that is where we are now. So get your hands off our gas stoves, air conditioners, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and, absolutely, our cars. If you want to do something worthwhile before you leave the White House, turn on the drills and start drilling for oil again. That will get you a consensus.

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The Biden Admin’s Air Marshalls Have Been (And Still Are) Stalking Anyone Who Flew into DC on J6, 2021

Wed, 2023-11-22 20:30 +0000

You know what Trump Derangement Syndrome is – it’s hard not to know. And then there’s the TDS variant known as J6. One afflicts those obsessed with hating Donald Trump, the latter with hating his supporters, and news just broke that elevates the J6 variant to a whole new level.

I know what you are thinking. Loss of due process rights, indefinite detention, star chambers, show trials, and kangaroo courts. What could take that to a new level? How about this?


“We’re not flying right now. The only missions that we are doing are ‘Quiet Skies’ missions and those are missions that are following the January 2021 people,” Labosco said. “So we’re either on the border for illegal immigrants or we’re following folks from January 2021. We’re not doing our regular missions where we’re out there looking for the bad guys so for now most flights you’re not gonna have Air Marshalls.”

The Fox News host was stunned: “What do you mean that you’re following January 2021 people? What does that mean?
Labosco said their primary mission is to stalk every single person who flew into the DC area even if they never went to the Capitol and were never charged with any crimes.

“That means our primary mission is a little group called ‘quiet skies’ – it’s a mission called quiet skies that we’re following people that flew into the national capital region in January 2021 and they did not have to go to the Capitol or the rally and you’ve been put on a specific list that TSA has now assigned Air Marshals to follow these people who have not had any type of criminal investigation – they haven’t committed a crime, but yet three years later we are following the same individuals day in and day out,” Labosco said.


They haven’t committed a crime, but the feds are stalking them. Why?


The Fox News host asked Labosco, “So you’re saying the [Air Marshals] aren’t…tracking terrorists at all?”

“Well, they didn’t even have to be at the Capitol…they could have just flown into the capital region so anyone who was there for a job interview or to visit family. We even have a gentleman who was there for a funeral. They’ve been put on this domestic terrorist list just because of their geographic location to Washington DC,” Labosco said.


How odd is it that the Feds would or could follow “anyone” (and everyone) who flew into DC that day?



It sounds to me like she’s generalizing about the list. Given that the NSA spying machine can filter that list to anyone who has ever used a particular set of words like Biden Laptop pr Hillary email server or Joe Biden- Burisma-Ukraine, MAGA, Trump, you get the idea – I suspect the list isn’t EVERYONE who flew. But there is a list, and they are putting agents in play when someone’s name from January 6th pops.

Stalking political opponents is a bigger priority than global terrorists.

And don’t get me wrong. We never used to have Air Marshalls, not really – not like post 9/11, and the world continued to turn without much notice. But the world now knows what the Biden regime is focused on.

Quiet Skies.



HT | Gateway Pundit

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Children Propagandized with Queer Theory

Wed, 2023-11-22 19:00 +0000

In the children’s picture book “The Sublime Ms. Stacks,” a male librarian dresses in drag to perform for children. The goal here is to propagandize kids into Queer Theory which “dismantles traditional assumptions about gender and sexual identities.”

What’s really disappointing is that the author Robb Pearlman also wrote a children’s book called “Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone” that pushes back against Queer Theory by showing that girls can play with trucks and boys can play with dolls and they can have a variety of interests that aren’t gender-typical and still be girls and boys.

Related: The Truth Leaks Out: Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone

Pearlman shows that he understands well that the gender stereotypes pushed by the gender cult are regressive. But then he throws it all away in “The Sublime Ms. Stacks” when the male librarian affirms the most exaggerated of female gender stereotypes by putting on fake breasts, a low-cut top, lots of gaudy makeup and jewelry, and a huge blond wig.

In an interview, Pearlman says “I think the most age-appropriate way to describe drag would be within the context of storytime, pretend, and dress-up.” If it was all about dress-up and make-believe why is it a male librarian putting on the costume and not a female librarian? Why is gender confusion central to the story?

It’s because this is not about giving kids an age-appropriate story that challenges their imagination. The true purpose is to achieve Queer Theory’s goal of “dismantling traditional assumptions about gender and sexual identities.”

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Meme Overflow

Wed, 2023-11-22 17:30 +0000

As promised in Monday Memes, I have an overflow. My meme cup runneth over.  And yes there will be a Friday edition too.

Let the mayhem, mockery, and ridicule resume:


*** Warning, a few possibly off-color ones, in case tender eyes are about ***


But before I begin… wishing all America-based readers a wonderful and meaningful Thanksgiving.  In the spirit of that, please forgive me for posting this Prager video about gratitude.


The Key to Unhappiness











And speaking of eating insects:

A parasitological evaluation of edible insects and their role in the transmission of parasitic diseases to humans and animals – PMC (

I ate insects twice in my life; both times as a survival experiment.  Fire roasted grasshoppers and in-soup ants are definitely NOT high on my list.




If you need the labor of others to fulfill your “right” then, in fact, you are a slaver.  You are compelling others to labor for free for your benefit.




Besides pretty much everything?




Thanksgiving section!




The True Story of Thanksgiving – The Rush Limbaugh Show






I sense cracks forming in The Narrative.  Good… good…







Why do I have a feeling that’s coming soon?




Eerily alike.



Given this and reports about the meat… I’ve explained to my son why I don’t get McDonalds any more.








“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
― George Orwell









S ink the ships

S hoot the survivors

S hut up about it

S harks have to eat too






I have zero doubts I’m on a “watch list” – have been for years.  I have a decades-long history of writing letters to the editor, of writing “uncomfortable” letters to elected officials, etc.  And if I die in this – as, honestly, I expect to – at least then I can face my Creator saying I did something, not went blindly like a sheep to the slaughter.




Doubly-so if, when events prove them wrong and you right, their world view of themselves as “intelligent” and “educated” and “otherwise superior” is called into question.




Mohammed, hands down.

The Greatest Murder Machine in History – American Thinker





While I do have hope America (and the West) can be saved, increasingly I’m thinking it’s a fool’s hope.  My only hope is to survive to help rebuild afterwards:

Just Give Me Yavneh – Liberty’s Torch ( (boldin, underlining, and italics in original):

I say Just give me Independence Hall 1776 to save America and, more broadly, the West.  Give me people filled with the brushfire of liberty in their minds and a burning heart yearning for freedom, putting the Individual above The State, and all tempered with morality and responsibility.

And while I’ll still weep, and while I’ll still fight hoping to avert the collapse, I know that with people like this we will preserve the seed corn of liberty, and rebuild.



















Pick of the Post:







Palate cleansers:





Come back on Friday for more memes.  Same meme time.  Same meme channel.

Please do consider buying me a coffee.

Buy Me a Coffee

And thanks to the person who bought me TEN coffees!   Just about 200,000 more and I’ll be set!




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3 Christmas Movies To Watch This Holiday Season

Wed, 2023-11-22 17:00 +0000

Every holiday season comes with its own personal rituals, and no other holiday ritual challenges the movie-watching rituals of Halloween other than Christmas!

Since we just passed the spooky season filled with horror movies that gave us chills down our spine, the only appropriate way to follow up that feeling is to fill that dread with the warmth and comfort of Christmas films!

So, we’re here to share our top 3 Christmas movie recommendations for this season, but before we continue with the list, we first need to establish whether you have a reliable internet service provider or not. The reason this is so important is because your online viewing experience might be affected, depending on how good or how poor your ISP might be.

We have one internet service provider that we can back up, confidently, and it’s called Spectrum. Spectrum’s internet is some of the fastest in the U.S. market, along with falling under a very affordable umbrella. That makes it a win-win scenario for the customers – not to mention the fact that Spectrum also has some really great perks you can look forward to!

Spectrum and its Benefits

Spectrum is available in over 41 states, making it one of the most convenient and largest internet service providers around – at least, within the United States of America.

Its internet plans are all affordable, with the starting price being $49.99 per month for the most standard internet plan. However, if you require more download and upload speeds, you can opt for the plan that offers that.

Internet Plans Download Speed Upload Speed Prices
Spectrum Internet (really good for households with 4 to at least 5 devices) 300Mbps 10 Mbps $49.99 per month

(this price is consistent for a year)

Spectrum Internet Ultra

(great for households with 6 to 8 devices)

500Mbps 20 Mbps $69.99 per month

(this price is consistent for a year)

Spectrum Internet Gig

(ideal for households with 10 or more devices)

1000 Mbps 35 Mbps $89.99 per month

(this price is consistent for a year)

Furthermore, Spectrum offers a contract-free process, along with a 30-day money-back guarantee policy that comes with all its plans. Spectrum’s advanced security shield also helps to protect customers every time they go online, and this comes built into their Wi-Fi equipment and internet plans.

If you’d like to find out more about this ISP, feel free to contact its 24/7 customer support team at 844-760-4220. Now, let’s move on to the Christmas movie recommendations!

1. Little Women

There are many adaptations of this wonderful book, but no filmmaker has quite managed to capture the story of the 4 March sisters as well as Greta Gerwig, in her latest adaptation.

The movie follows the stories and lives of the 4 siblings, and we are presented with a beautiful and wholesome portrait of how each sister navigates their life, along with their struggles and triumphs. Everyone can find at least one sister whom they can relate to, regardless of age or gender, which is what makes this film such a timeless classic!

It captures a very nuanced view of familial relationships and how external factors can affect relationships. This is what makes this movie a must-watch during this cold season since its focus is on love and the bond that people share with their families.

2. The Nice Guys

It is not every day we get a movie that combines the mystery genre with themes of Christmas – and Shane Black has been doing just that for years!

The Nice Guys is a hilarious film, which is full of moments that will make your movie night full of laughter and joy! The movie’s plot revolves around a dark mystery that kicks off the story and keeps you guessing until the very end! It is set in the backdrop of Christmas, so everything feels very festive the whole time. This is one film that is both unique and entertaining, and one that the whole family can enjoy!

3. Coraline

Despite its very Halloween-y theme and premise, Coraline explores themes of family and belonging, and having the people you love around you, is always an element present in Christmas films – Coraline is no exception, either.

The movie takes you into a beautiful world of stop-motion animation, with its traditional approach to filmmaking that is both timeless and charming. It is the perfect Christmas family movie to watch with your kids, despite it being a bit spooky.

Enjoy this Christmas season with a classic tale that is filled with beautiful visuals and enchanting music that’ll provide you with a perfect escape this season.

In Conclusion

This wraps up the list of our top Christmas movie recommendations. We hope that you are able to find warmth in your home through these movies this holiday season. Happy holidays to you all!

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So, About That UNH Professor Accused of Anti-Semitism …

Wed, 2023-11-22 16:00 +0000

Based on a brief review of the available “literature,” UNH Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is brilliant. She’s so smart that she likely falls into the category of intellectuals who are actually stupid.

Her campus-culture echo chamber existence would be amusing if not, in fact, tragic. She comes off as another self-hating progressive Jew trapped in the contradictions of the social justice paradigm. Take colonialism. She opposes it, and it appears to be at the center of the recent scandal – if you can call Israel-hating White-Tower Liberals publishing what everyone they know thinks in public, outrageous.

The IDF is entering Gaza to kill entire families. It’s ethnic cleansing. But nothing about Hamas entering Israel to wipe out unarmed Jewish families is that. Jihadis who have sworn to erase a nation and the people in it is a justified response to oppression. I’m not sure how that comports with the social justice horror of Europeans “wiping out” the indigenous ancestors of Asian migrants to make room for UNH, but it sounds similar to me.

Prescod-Weinstein (who only appears to donate to Democrats) worked at MIT and is tenured at the University of New Hampshire ($92,660.00/year in 2022), which has colonized some unknown number of acres across the State, robbed from whatever indigenous people lived on it before white Europeans came along. Should we expect the oppressed natives to sneak off the reservation to kill, rape, and behead some folks with Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s approval?

I think she should be demanding UNH fire everyone and give back the land. From Durham, New Hampshire, to the Sea!

UNH also greedily spends public money it did not earn, whining whenever someone suggests more of it stays in the hands of those who worked to earn it. Some of them are Jews whose family or friends were ethnically cleansed on October 7th and deserved it, depending on who you ask.

UNH also does nothing to prevent students who are paying out-of-state tuition from colonizing local ballot boxes with votes that could directly impact the university’s public funding. I feel certain Chandra is not just okay with that but would call it protecting the student vote when all she’s protecting is her liberal interests. Even a UNH student can mail an absentee ballot to the address outside New Hampshire where the college sends the tuition bill, but asking them to do that is voter suppression. But it’s not.

And yes, some have expressed outrage at Chandra’s remarks in the wake of the Hamas attacks on October 7th. State Senator Dan Innis, also employed by UNH, was outraged at her and UNH. State Senator Jeb Bradley has said that the State’s upper chamber wants to take another look at the 100 million taxpayers pony up to UNH in the wake of comments by liberal professors being who they are.

The administration might blink at that, but Innis and Bradley are white men, so Chandra – who is also a professor of women’s studies but likely can’t tell you what a woman is – might label this as another form of systemic oppression. As if robbing people under the color of law – regardless of any demographic identifiers – to pay her to hate them for it is some sort of justice.

Sorry, maybe hate is too strong a word, but I think you get my point.


HT | Campus Reform

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Call for US Citizens to Reclaim their National Sovereignty

Wed, 2023-11-22 14:30 +0000

Many Americans are looking at the national political landscape in bewilderment. The country is sharply divided into four groups. There are those who are total Democrat Party loyalists sheepishly following the Biden agenda.

We have some who are complicit in forcing the Biden regime’s agenda on the country and the world. Others are totally tuned out or keeping their heads down, and then folks that are awake or have awakened to the reality that the USA sorely needs to go in a different direction. But what is the position that the country is in, and why has this come to be?

To develop a proper understanding, we have to refine our question— Why is the USA such an atheistic, amoral political wasteland? That is what the American nation is today— the country has been conditioned to reject religion. Mainstream corporate media and information channels, as well as the federal government under the Democrat Party— the de facto modern Nazi Party— has actively demonized religious organizations and encouraged a culture of total amorality. Coming out of the cultures of the 1970s and 1980s, this amoralist, atheist society has no connection to the cultural history of human civilization writ large.

Americans, by and large, are so totally distracted by the high volume of information being churned out by corporate media and the US entertainment industry that they have lost all sense of where they are in the planetary culture. They, not even the surveillance state, the Deep State, or the Pentagon-run oversight groups who believe that they have a handle on the situation, understand where the USA sits in the global order.

This is because the entire Anglosphere— the entire English-speaking world, all people who speak English— has been compromised by the wokist agenda. It is controlled, much like a herd of sheep, by a collection of groups of people in London, Beijing, and Moscow. Americans largely have lost control of the direction of their own society. If they knew any better, they would impeach Biden immediately and then impeach Harris in order to put a Republican in command. The Democrat Party is completely and utterly corrupted, co-opted by Beijing and the WEF global corporate elites.

This insidious influence is made possible by one striking reality: Americans are poor. The US citizens who do have the financial strength to wield international power are either complicit, subservient zealots and patsies of Beijing and the WEF or are quietly hanging on. A scant few, led by Elon Musk and Donald Trump, have been able to push back on the globalist, foreign threats to US sovereignty. Too many of America’s ultra-wealthy are totally enthralled or controlled by China and the WEF.

Why do these people sell themselves out to foreign interests? First, they have little to no understanding of the nature of power and sovereignty. Second, and most critically, they think that by serving the interests and agenda of foreign, non-US people, they are somehow accepted into a global club. They couldn’t be farther from the truth. What people like Gates and Zuckerberg are actually doing is selling out their entire country and compromising the prosperity of the entire planet.

These compromised billionaires and millionaires have been brainwashed, through a variety of techniques and happenstances, some intentional and some simply the outcome of events, into believing that the best way forward is to pursue the transhumanist agenda. This is one of the most despicable, evil ideologies on the planet currently. The aim is principally to depopulate the planet while simultaneously advancing AI, robotics, and advanced clean energy technologies that will together somehow solve the climate change crisis—a problem mainly in the English and Spanish-speaking worlds. The Climate Cult is not a major problem in the Russian language sphere or in the Chinese-speaking world. The people in those worlds are not subjected to the same voracity of green propaganda from what we in the Anglosphere call the radical Left.

What Americans must understand is that the Democrat Party is not a sovereign party— it does not determine its own destiny. The US Democrat Party is a vassal party of the Chinese Communist Party and the WEF. They are totally controlled and manipulated. This includes the entire US mainstream corporate media apparatus. It is not US citizens with the best interest of the USA at heart who are making decisions for the USA.

This must change. US citizens who have the USA’s best interests at heart must always retain control of political positions in the USA.

The US Democrat Party has been consistently enthralled by the Chinese Communist Party, believing that the rise of China has been due to authoritarian-stye one-party governance and a totalitarian-socialist economic model. This could not be farther from the reality. China has risen so quickly because it opened its totalitarian-socialist economic model into a free market capitalist model, with the intentional assistance of the entire global economy towards raising China’s prosperity. Alongside this, Beijing has been extremely protective of its political sovereignty and insistent upon maintaining definitive control over its national political structure. Look at the National People’s Congress— it is all Chinese.

On the other hand, the USA has been completely and totally open in its political model, allowing Islamic extremists like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to infect its federal legislature and foreign influence to ransack and wreak havoc on its national political culture. Biden, Obama, Pelosi, and many others, especially Democrat Party members, are essentially acting as foreign agents. They have sold out the USA for their own personal financial gain.

This is the key— US citizens are so poor and so amoral that they will do anything for money, even if it means acting against the national interest.

This must change. The USA needs to invest in its own people and its own prosperity!


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Demolishing the Human-Induced “Climate Emergency” Fairy Tale

Wed, 2023-11-22 13:00 +0000

Professor Ian Plimer has some unpleasant news for the Climate Cult and a few not-entirely kind words for their methods. The presentation is form CPAC Australia, which begin with the words, ‘I don’t have opinions; I have demonstrable facts.’

Fact One: ‘No one has ever proven that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming. But if if could be shown, you’d need to prove that the 97% or emissions that are natural do not drive global warming.’

Je keeps going, but you’ll have to register with ADH TV for all of it. In the absence of that, I have this edited snippet from X courtesy of Wide Awake Media with the following text.


“[Six of the six] great ice ages started when we had more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than now. We have 0.04% of that gas in the atmosphere… Well that means nothing to me, because the atmosphere has changed in its carbon dioxide content from over 20% to now, which is really low in geological time. If we halved it, all plant life would die, and animals would die.”

Prof. Plimer describes these climate experts as “bitter, obscure, unemployable academics.” And compares them to his own field as a “group of people (that) uses models (compared to) another group that uses evidence.”

Brilliant. Here’s the snippet. You can watch it all here, but you will need to register (cough up your email address) to get access.



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Chinese Pot Problem Worse Than We Thought

Wed, 2023-11-22 11:30 +0000

More information has been uncovered about marijuana farms popping up in Central Maine, and someone needs to explain how nearly 300 of these operations are producing pot that is hitting the streets of New England.

The website, The Maine Wire, has been doing some great work uncovering this situation, and as they peel back the onion, it beckons you to shake your head in confusion and maybe a bit of fear. The people interviewed who have dealt with the Chinese Nationals who own these farms compare them to the Mafia. This is not the influence needed in Central Maine, where the towns are small, as are the law enforcement departments. Chinese foreign nationals are exploiting Maine’s lax marijuana laws, the Biden Administration’s immigration policies, and cheap real estate in rural Maine to grow a fortune using exploited illegal alien laborers. (Related: Maine Is Growing Up, And It’s Not Pretty.)

When you read the facts, you wonder how a single “farm” gets the resources needed to operate. These locations do little to disguise their purpose, and these residential neighborhoods must be shocked and disgusted at the little legal support they see to restore their locales’ safety. The properties the Maine Wire has identified account for thousands of acres of land in rural Maine and tens of millions of dollars worth of real estate. Marijuana industry experts said a standard 2,500 square-foot house in Maine could if adequately renovated into a marijuana grow, generate $1 million to $3 million in marijuana per year.

The first question is how 300 non-English-speaking Chinese Nationals purchased these properties for cash. Maine is the “whitest” state in the country. I only say that to indicate this is not a typical scenario of the Pine Tree State. One stipulation we need to make is the legality or illegality of these farms. Marijuana is still illegal on the Federal level, but states like Maine have made it legal for medicinal and now recreational use. In less than ten years, revenue from pot makes it the third-biggest industry in the state. Facts presented by the Maine Wire indicate the bulk of the pot harvested in these sites is leaving the state. That action may make these operations very illegal.

The residential dwellings used are quickly modified after purchase. The electrical systems are upgraded to 300-400 Amp services. A typical home normally has 100-200 Amps delivered to the panel. Next, multiple heat pumps are installed to handle the specific climate conditions needed to grow the pot. Finally, all windows are either boarded up or obscured with opaque linings. These changes should make these homes easy to identify, even for casual people passing by.

This country was built on Capitalism and free enterprise, but not at the expense of safety for the communities that these businesses settle in. These entrepreneurs may be walking a fine line, which must be brought to everyone’s attention. We must ensure that local and state authorities do everything necessary to keep these businesses legal and safe for their neighbors. Homeland Security is aware of the situation and must vet these operators to guarantee they are here legally, abiding by all laws, and paying the appropriate fees and taxes. If these pot producers are allowed to operate, they best be held to the same standards and rules we all are.

This sordid saga is another example of Maine heading in the wrong direction due to poor leadership. This next round of elections is becoming vitally important for more reasons than assuring Joe Biden does not return to office for a second term. The direction of our beloved states hinges on the balance.


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Night Cap: There Have Been Some Strange Events Documented After Granite Grok Published My July 13, 2023 Article

Wed, 2023-11-22 02:30 +0000

Remember when NH Assistant AG Jane Young shook his handcuffed hand before he began his sentence? Remember how Edward Arsenault, the “compliance” officer of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, was grinning ear to ear?

There have been some strange events documented after Granite Grok published my July 13, 2023 “Sicilian Ceramics, Florida Boys…Monsignor Edward Arsenault” article.

On 14th July, a day later, Edward Arsenault & Francesco Bolognini filed for divorce. A few days later, their Sicilian ceramics business, “Da Franz,” closed down. Francesco Bolognini assigned his half of their One Luxury Condominium’s property over for the paltry sum of $10 to Arsenault. But then, on August 14th, Edward Arsenault was given guardianship of Francesco Bolognini for “Mental health” reasons.

If Edward Arsenault married Francesco Bolognini so the latter could get US citizenship, Arsenault made sure to divorce him before the three-year trigger point for that. Was Arsenault paid to marry Bolognini? Is that how he paid off his restitution to the Diocese of Manchester of almost $300,000?

The story gets stranger. It transpires that Edward Arsenault and Francesco Bolognini got Unit 304 of “One Luxury Condominiums” property in Palm Beach County, Florida, from a Russian — Eduard Kochetov, “a single man” from Samara in Russia — for $10. The date of purchase was June 17, 2022.

Sharing the same address as the Arsenault-Bolognini ceramic business “Da Franz” at 2730 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, is Dylan Levin, who was arrested on a hit and run in 2021 & drug trafficking in 2023. Dylan Levin was involved in the illegal trafficking of snakes discovered in “Operation Viper.”

So Edward Arsenault and Francesco Bolognini got their place in Palm Beach for $10 from a Russian. And then they dissolved their marriage and their business, which was at the same address as that of a man involved in illegal snake trafficking, drug trafficking, and a hit and run.

Add this to the NY Post article in March 2023, and it all starts to reek:

“A defrocked, ex-con priest who was a diocesan spin doctor at the height of the Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal now heads a pair of New York City nonprofits which have raked in millions in taxpayer cash.”

What do NH US Attorney Jane Young and NH Supreme Court Chief Justice/ former NH AG Gordon MacDonald have to say? They are the ones who let Edward Arsenault off easy after no time in prison, a short time in jail, the rest on home confinement, and allowed him to continue “consulting” after sentencing. Not a good look.


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The Problem with Joe Manchin’s Centrism

Wed, 2023-11-22 01:00 +0000

Last week, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he would not seek reelection in 2024. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Manchin explained his reasons for leaving. He starts with a relatively noncontroversial assessment of the problems facing America—rising costs, dangerous drugs crossing the border, a large national debt, unsafe communities, and foreign wars that threaten to pull the United States in.

After some platitudes about these not being “Republican or Democratic challenges” but “American challenges,” Manchin concludes:

There are enough votes in Congress to solve or at least make headway against every one of these problems. A genuine commitment to legislating would put America on firmer footing for the next 20 years. But the Democratic and Republican machines have no interest in solutions. Instead, they stoke outrage because doing so brings them fame and funding.

For that reason, Manchin’s done with Congress. He now plans to travel the country to scope out interest in a movement to “mobilize the middle.”

That has many speculating and worrying that the West Virginia senator intends to run as the Democrat on the so-called unity ticket being organized by the centrist group No Labels.

The group has said Manchin’s announcement took them by surprise, but Manchin has a close relationship with No Labels, and his op-ed struck all the same chords as the group’s so-called common sense agenda.

Centrists like Manchin and No Labels can sound reasonable because they often cite the most pressing problems facing Americans and point out that Congress is entirely unable or unwilling to solve them. That’s all true. But things start falling apart when they try to explain how we got here and the way out.

As Manchin sees it, the American people are unified in their values and beliefs but unfortunately Congress has been taken over by two “extremes” that shun the wants and needs of the American people.

In fact, the reverse is true. The more than three hundred million people in the US have many different beliefs, values, priorities, and interests. Politically, there are American socialists, nationalists, libertarians, progressives, conservatives, liberals, monarchists, anarchists, neoconservatives, etc. And then there are the politically disinterested—the largest group by far.

In contrast, Congress is much more unified than the massive population it claims to represent. Ludwig von Mises, who spent many years studying and analyzing comparative systems of political economy, defined interventionism as the prevailing ideology among the world’s governments.

According to Mises, interventionism creates a mixed economy between socialism and capitalism where the bulk of the government’s actions are isolated interventions. Interventionism is built on the idea that the income and wealth of the population “is a fund that can be freely used” for the improvement of society through targeted interventions.

In other words, interventionism is an ideology whose adherents believe, or pretend to believe, that we are perpetually only a handful of government interventions away from fixing most of our problems.

While Mises was focused on economic policy, his analysis applies well to all kinds of government intervention. And so does his insight that, over time, middle-of-the-road interventionism leads to socialism—where the government effectively controls all production.

Mises details how, time and again, government interventions are implemented despite warnings from economists that terrible consequences will result. Then, when those terrible consequences inevitably arise, the government uses them to justify more interventions that themselves have terrible consequences, which are used to justify even more interventions, and so on.

The result is a long march toward tyranny. In his book Crisis and Leviathan, Robert Higgs argues this long march can often be sped up by what he calls the ratchet effect. Some interventions lead to a gradual, continuous decrease in living standards—such as the minimum wage or land-conservation laws. But other interventions, like sending newly created money into credit markets or bombing people in foreign countries, can lead to sudden crises like economic depressions or terrorist attacks.

The fear, uncertainty, and destruction caused by these crises make it much easier for governments to justify previously unthinkable levels of intervention, all in the name of addressing an emergency. But, as Higgs demonstrates, the emergency powers seized by the government are rarely rolled back once the crisis dissipates.

This pattern should be familiar to anyone who’s studied American history. Because the political class is made up almost entirely of interventionists. The political establishment is committed to a specific pace by which the government intervenes more and more in the economy. Meanwhile, the two “extremes” in Congress rarely push for anything more than a slight increase or decrease in the rate at which we travel down this same trajectory.

Understanding this dynamic makes the centrist solutions look a bit absurd. The “big spending” Obama Democrats implemented a top marginal tax rate of 39.6 percent, while the “extreme” Trump Republicans imposed a top marginal rate of 37.0 percent. Are our economic problems solved or at least greatly diminished if a centrist Unity ticket can split the difference and usher in a 38.3 percent rate?

Similarly, the apparently far-right House proposed a $14.3 billion aid package to Israel. The Democrats instead wanted $10.0 billion. Is the key to peace in the Middle East really as simple as “mobilizing the middle” to send $12.1 billion instead?

Centrists like Joe Manchin and his friends at No Labels are right about many of the most pressing problems facing Americans. But they’re wrong to blame extremism and dissent within Congress. The infighting in Washington, while nasty, is largely a sham. The two parties remain unified behind the same destructive ideology—interventionism. If we keep trying the same thing, how can we expect different results?

Connor O’Keeffe produces media and content at the Mises Institute. He has a master’s in economics and a bachelor’s in geology.


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Reminder: The Hunter Biden Laptop Cover Up Was a Classic American Disinformation Campaign

Tue, 2023-11-21 23:30 +0000

Discussing Hillary’s illegal email server was election interference, but indicting Donald Trump is not. The Hunter Biden Laptop story was also election interference quickly “debunked” by scores of experts whose commentary had all the hallmarks of an American Disinformation campaign.

A quick hop in the not-so-way-back machine reveals the evidence.


More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

The letter, signed on Monday, centers around a batch of documents released by the New York Post last week that purport to tie the Democratic nominee to his son Hunter’s business dealings. Under the banner headline “Biden Secret E-mails,” the Post reported it was given a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drive by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who said he got it from a Mac shop owner in Delaware who also alerted the FBI.


The Hunter Laptop has since been “officially” determined to be genuine, as is all the Biden family dirt it contains, but these are details that have yet to be approved by the council of mainstream media Bishops for public consumption. It is far too sensitive, as is the subject of the “more than 50” intelligence experts whose intelligence should be questioned, if not subject to relentless abuse by the same media. Sorry, that’s not been approved either.

Do we need to wait 75 years?

The hard drive contents have been online for a while now. Everyone who wants one has a copy. If you’re not interested in fisking or fishing, Marco Polo released a 660-page report on the contents that you can skim here. Some of that is broken down into more digestible bits of Biden Family crime and corruption here. But neither this nor the problem of unintelligent experts is required reading for voters. Nor has it pierced the veil of the collective consciousness. Most no nothing (John Snow) of the fraud contained nor the fraud perpetrated to interfere in a presidential election.

A significant proportion of Biden voters have said they’d not have voted had they known. This does not appear to have translated to 2024, at least not yet.

Given the battle at hand and the likelihood of vote-flipping software, ballot-box stuffing, and other foolishness, might itnot be advantageous to remind people that the swamp is full of dirty liars and they’ll do or say anything to protect their monopoly on power?

A power that permits what Hunter Biden and the Biden crime family have done and gotten away with little fear of consequence.


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