My apologies for the dearth of content. I’ve been very quiet lately, compared to what passes for my blogging “normal.” But I’m in the middle of two projects.

The first is editing the video for the 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. I’ve been posting that video on GraniteGrok a few days after it goes up here.

The second project is a complete retool of GrokTALK! And by complete, I mean that I may not call it that anymore.

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Last week, Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader shared a story from Politico Pro that pointed out Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu’s lie about Waterville Valley only having local investors. Sununu made the claim about having only local investors back in 2010 when he purchased the resort. Sununu often talked about local control and even claimed that he could have gone to outside investors but chose not to, he lied. Landrigan followed this up with another story in the Union Leader yesterday.

Who exactly is Safa Trust and why would a Virginia-based organization invest in a New Hampshire ski resort that needed millions of dollars sunk into it? Why would a Virginia-based organization, whose mission statement as listed in Guidestar, “To promote and contribute to religious, educational, cultural, and charitable activities, programs, and organizations,”  invest over $1 million dollars in a New Hampshire ski resort? Especially an organization that focuses on the religion of Islam? Read the whole thing!

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Next up at The 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit Ann Marie Banfield from Cornerstone Action spoke on testing, Common Core, legislative language and local control of education.

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Al_Gore_Fire bannerThe EPA has taken some of that money they took from you to produce ‘Fact Sheets’ on climate change and its impact on your state.

EPA isn’t trying to be funny but I challenge you to read this without laughing. It’s ridiculous. But it was never meant to be serious science. Its purpose is to enable like-minded cult members at the state and local level–and don’t forget those unelected regional planners–into scrabbling for more “federal money” in response.

The federal money is tied to federal regulators. Once someone takes the (free) federal money you and your local officials will no longer be able to prevent DC from imposing rules upon you and your property.

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Herky Hawkeye

(Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

Until they’ve perfected the G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate.

“I believe incoming students should be met with welcoming, nurturing, calm, accepting and happy messages,”Resmiye Oral, a clinical professor of pediatrics, wrote Tuesday in an email to athletic department officials, obtained by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

“And our campus community is doing a great job in that regard when it comes to words. However, Herky [The Hawk’s] angry, to say the least, faces conveying an invitation to aggressivity and even violence are not compatible with the verbal messages that we try to convey to and instill in our students and campus community,” she argued.

They dress Herky up in all sorts of costumes. Would Professor Oral feel better if he borrowed the dress Caitlyn Jenner wore for Vouge?

(No word on how Prof. Oral feels about members of the Iowa Democrat party snapping selfies in front of people’s burning homes.)

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing SummitIn this segment, Government Overreach & Federalism, Jim Kofalt from the 603 Alliance discusses the issue of Federal Land grabs and the EPA’s MS4 Water regulations.

Both present significant problems for property rights and property taxes. Everyone in New Hampshire, whether citizen or citizen legislator, needs to understand what they are and the impact these Federal efforts will have in the Granite State.

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On Tuesday, Max Sullivan from Seacoast Online reported that Carol Shea-Porter, a failed Democrat candidate for the 1st Congressional District, believes government is the solution. Shea-Porter is the former 1st Congressional District Representative who lost her seat in 2014 to Republican Representative Frank Guinta. One of the reasons Shea-Porter lost her seat was because of her vote for Obamacare.

Apparently Shea-Porter believes that government knows better than her constituents on how to take care of themselves. A majority of her constituents did not want Shea-Porter to vote for Obamacare yet she chose to vote for it regardless. She admitted on video that she voted with Obama 90% of the time and far left wing extremist Nancy Pelosi even more. It didn’t matter what the people she was representing wanted at all. Shea-Porter admitting she doesn’t represent her constituents:

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing SummitJane Cormier from NHRTL was one of our many excellent speakers at the 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. Her subjects were Life and Religious liberty. Here are Jane’s remarks from the event.

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This is pretty funny:

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Louisiana is a flood plain

Louisiana is a flood plain

The experts milking the climate change ATM are blaming the flooding in Louisiana on Global Warming. But most of Louisiana is in a flood plain. I’m no expert, but that sounds like it increases the odds of flooding. The geology proves me right. Geology that is many thousands of years in the making due to…repeated flooding.

Flooding that has continued even after humans decided to move in. But Climate Cultists can’t help themselves. Any weather event that can be forced into their narrative will. Anyone who refutes them is a denier doomed to burn in the firey hell reserved for people who won’t buy everything their progressive masters try to sell them.

RCS

 

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Another other GT bannerWe’re off this week (I feel like I’ve been off all month) but we’ll be back to form on September 3rd. If you don’t want to wait, there is an audio player is in the right sidebar and there is a recent episode list a bit further down. You can also listen on you laptop, tablet, or mobile device on Spreaker, Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and Google Play.

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Universal Dress Code for totalitarians

(H/T: Instapundit)

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SO WE TAX SODA TO DISCOURAGE SODA-DRINKING. And we tax earnings to. . . . ?

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Recently NH1 News reported that Frank Edelblut has released his first ad in the Republican primary gubernatorial race. Edelblut is currently a New Hampshire State Representative from Wilton.

Edelblut is one of four candidates running in the Republican primary. He is the only candidate who has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and the 603 Alliance. Edelblut has won several straw polls including the Windham Republican Debate and the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers straw poll. Read the whole thing!

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More RidiculousShock2Democrat policies to encourage “flight of capital and jobs”. From Townhall.com:

Minimum Wage Increase Puts 1,400 D.C. Restaurant Employees Out of Work

D.C. restaurants have lost 1,400 jobs in the first half of the year. This loss—the steepest drop since the 2001 recession—follows a significant minimum wage hike.

Data  suggests that the D.C. restaurant industry has been unable to absorb the higher cost of labor without reducing employment opportunities. Since mandating a base wage of $10.50 in July 2015 and another increase to $11.50 in July 2016, D.C. has seen employment in the restaurant industry trend downward, for a 3 percent job loss in 2016.

That’s interesting. If you raise the price of something beyond what the market will bear, demand falls.  Who knew?

It’s funny. The Left knows this. They use taxes to discourage behavior and things they don’t like, for example: cigarettes, coal, oil, fun etc.  They understand how this works; yet somehow, for some reason, they believe this truism doesn’t apply to the cost of labor.  What a weird blind spot.

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Jeanie-Forrester

She’s not the most conservative candidate either…

Jeanie Forrester is promoting herself as having a 100% rating from New Hampshire Right to Life. In a past political life, that may have been true. But in the last session, State Senator Forrester did not take the 100% life position. NHRTL President Jane Cormier (a friend of mine and a contributor here at GraniteGrok) took to the pages of the Union Leader to question Forrester’s claims and to clarify the group’s 2016 endorsement in the New Hampshire Republican Primary for Governor.

To the Editor: Although ethics in the world of politics seems to be virtually extinct, the truth is still the truth. It is imperative New Hampshire have a true conservative in the corner office in 2017. New Hampshire Right to Life-PAC (NHRTL-PAC) has endorsed Rep. Frank Edelblut. Frank Edelblut is a true conservative who holds a stellar liberty voting record in our State House.

Another gubernatorial candidate, Jeanie Forrester, maintains on her campaign literature that she holds a 100 percent rating from NHRTL. This is categorically not true.

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Hillary CackleLet me get this straight. Pathological liar and unindicted, lifelong criminal, Hillary Clinton, is going to divert attention from the next 75 days of “Pop Goes the Email” with some invented term of Alt-Right?

Alt-Right is supposed to sound scary?

Sorry, but I have been called a racist in so many ways and so many times it doesn’t have an effect. I don’t care. Go right ahead. Case closed.
By the way. Where can I get a tee shirt with “I’m Alt-Right” printed on it?

Hillary has thousands of millions of dollars to spend demonizing opponents and this is the best she and her team can come up with?

I am still me and proud of it. Call me what you want. Hillary is stuck being Hillary. She can never wipe that image off her shoe.

Alt-Right. What a laugh.

Where are the rest of the emails and how much money did she get for selling her Secretary of State office to foreigners?

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The odds of dying by so-called ‘assault weapon’ are 0.000065 percent. Four Zeroes is pretty statistically insignificant… I mean, you’ve got higher chances of dropping from an aneurysm on the crapper!

(H/T: RedState)

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Hillary Tze-tung?

by Skip August 25, 2016

Hey, if Hillary can sweepingly stereotype Trump follows as the KKK (and remember, the KKK was started by the Democrat Party in the South and let’s not forget the Grand Kleagle and US Senator Robert Byrd – who Hillary lionizes), well, this is just us using the tactics of the Left. Deal with it.  And […]

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Media Bias

by Skip August 25, 2016

Palestinian attacks Israeli soldiers from car, then gets out, stabs one, and is shot. This is @Reuters' headline. pic.twitter.com/QhN21QMpvz — Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 24, 2016 Objective media?  No, Narrative Media and the facts are not allowed to get in its way; that’s the Progressive way. (H/T: Instapundit)

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Prager U: The Conservative Student’s Survival Guide

by Skip August 25, 2016

“Conservative students are vastly outnumbered on campus, and their beliefs and values are often ridiculed by other students, professors and administrators. So, how can conservatives survive and thrive in college, while also making a difference? Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, offers some tips.“ The flip side – I have always […]

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Trump goes soft on immigration enforcement; Ted Cruz – vindicated?

by Skip August 25, 2016

“Everything Trump promises comes with an expiration date,” said Cruz’s former Senate communications director, Amanda Carpenter. “We knew it during the primary, and now it is apparent he has duped his most loyal supporters on the issue they care about most, immigration. Don’t say we didn’t warn them.” … “It vindicates the speech, it vindicates […]

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Notable Quote – H.L. Mencken

by Skip August 25, 2016

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. — H. L. Mencken (H/T: RedState)

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Edelblut for Governor Releases First TV Ad

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2016
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Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms

by Kimberly Morin August 25, 2016

On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, […]

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Mike Rowe Dissects Media Narrative Bias Toward Trump Voters

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2016
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There is a media narrative about uneducated white men supporting Trump. Mike Rowe, when asked, was happy to talk us through it. Let’s assume that Donald Trump is indeed popular among white men who didn’t graduate from college. The first question is, so what? Is this information newsworthy? Obviously, thousands of journalists think it is. […]

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Nigel Farage – “I wouldn’t Vote for Hillary is She Paid Me.”

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2016
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Nigel Farage speaks to a Trump rally in Missippi. 6 min. 36 sec.

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Hillary is READY TO LEAD as President – she passed the Kimmel test!

by Skip August 24, 2016

Indeed – but then again, hasn’t our culture fallen far?  (H/T: Instapundit)

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