May 2012

Veepstakes: Conservatives (Still) Prefer Palin

by Mike May 31, 2012

Conservative HQ ran a series of Polls over the last few weeks asking the question: “If Mitt Romney Picked X for Veep, would your reaction be?…..” Favorable:  “Would make me more likely to work and vote for the Republican ticket.” Neutral: “Would not change my likelihood of working and voting for the Republican ticket.” Unfavorable: […]

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The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Instutite Doesn’t Like CACR 6 or CACR 13

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2012

Why would we give a damn what Jeff McLynch–Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute–thinks about Republican efforts to push CACR 6 and CACR 13?  It’s a great question. CACR 6  is a constitutional amendment that would require a 3/5 vote of the legislature to pass any new taxes.  CACR 13 would change […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate-Q1-Why are you running?

by Skip May 31, 2012

This afternoon, Josh Youssef agreed to take a few questions from GraniteGrok as he has decided to run for the vacant seat in NH State Senate District 7.  A self-described Conservative with libertarian leanings, he shares why he is running, part of what his political stances are, and some things he believes still needs to […]

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Remembering Democrat Rule Part 2

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2012

If New Hampshire Democrats were ever again allowed to run the State legislature we already know the first thing they would do.  They would overestimate revenue to justify spending for the purpose of driving us into a broad based tax.  They did it during a recession, with unemployment skyrocketing, embarking on one of the most […]

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Mental Recrement 5-31-12 “Got Big Plans?”

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2012

  Got Big Plans?  The United States Senate Federal Credit Union would like to help you save for them.  Even if they happen to be…um…large firm breasts.  They don’t actually say that, but a recent mailer (focus of which accompanies this post to the left) suggests that the USSFCU (no connection to the actual US […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Andrew Hemingway, Chair, 4RG

by Skip May 30, 2012

Andrew Hemingway has started a new PAC here in NH called 4RG.  He takes a few minutes to talk with GraniteGrok about its mission (For a Republican Governor) and why the election of either of the two Left wing extremist Progressives, Jackie Cilley or Maggie Hassan, would be a disaster for constitutional governance and limited […]

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Topical Cartoon – The Men In Red Can’t Erase Voters’ Memories

by Mike May 30, 2012

Oh, and even Will Smith would be a better president!

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Gay Justice

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Homosexuals filing lawsuits against businesses that do not wish to cater to them, Wedding photographers and Dating Services come immediately to mind, are now legend.  But is turnabout fair play? Gay bars are banning Bachelorette parties. Looks like owners of gay bars are uncomfortable hosting parties of heterosexual bachelorette’s and their randy little penis paraphernalia […]

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Governer Sununu Takes It To The Hole

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Governor Sununu looks a bit too much like Mr. Magoo here, but he’s running on all cylinders.  Why are you at CNN bringing up the birther debate when Governor Romney’s position is clear?  Why don’t you care about what Bill Maher does or says as an Obama advocate?  Why is CNN bringing up yesterdays left […]

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Evil Energy Speculators

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Thanks to commenter JackL for the reminder; that Jeanne “no oversight” Shaheen, Barack ‘Boondoggle’ FauxBama and the Democrats have always relied on the lie that rising energy prices were the result of “Evil Oil Speculators.” Evil Speculators…speculators… Isn’t what Mr. Obama, Secretary Chu, and Senate Energy Committee maven Greene Jeanne Shaheen have done, energy speculation?  […]

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The ‘Bain’ Of Green Boondoggles

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Following Skip, who followed me, here is White House Propaganda Minister Jay Carney attempting to articulate the differences between private venture capitalism (Romney/Bain/private money/80% success) and Green Venture Corporatism (Obama/Cronyism/ Public money/ Billions lost for nothing). From Allahpundit c/o Hot Air For one thing, Bain evidently did due diligence on the companies it bought instead […]

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Steve isn’t paranoid, I AM following him! This time, his Gendercide post – an update

by Skip May 29, 2012

First, taxpayer funded Green (both definitions).  This time, his post on Planned Parenthood getting caught AGAIN in their abortion-at-any-cost-any-condition.  The update: the staffer has become the scapegoat. This spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America also told The Huffington Post that the organization condemns seeking abortions on the basis of gender, but its policy is […]

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Piling on Jeanne Shaheen’s Greenie green suck

by Skip May 29, 2012

And as Steve points out here (and mine), being Green means having LOTS of green – and just watching it swirl down the toilet (data points via The Enterprise Blog): …candidate Obama promised to create 5 million green jobs, at the low, low cost of only $15 billion per year Obama spent $90 billion of […]

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Venture Capitalism. Obama really wants to put up his record?

by Skip May 29, 2012

Really?  Does Obama truly believe that just because his outlook is a  “government-centered”, that his version of venture capitalism using public tax money is better than private money?  Sure does – he keeps spending more and more of it.  Problem is, like many Progressives, he places more importance on the intent than the results: (H/T: […]

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Veto of HB 1549 by NH Gov. John Lynch – does anyone ever really proof this stuff?

by Skip May 29, 2012

HB 1549’s official title is  “AN ACT prohibiting the use of motor vehicle records for any federal identification database.” There were three changes to RSA 260:14 III. Motor vehicle records may be made available pursuant to a court order or in response to a request from a state, a political subdivision of a state, the […]

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Ask Jeanne Shaheen – Where’s The Oversight?

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

According to this video (from Obama Isn’t Working.com) Mr. Obama has blown through $16 billion ($16,000,000,000.00) on public equity green energy gambles that have cost jobs and lost our money, much of it to Big Obama donors, and cronies. So here’s a question?  New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen cut her teeth in her first Senate […]

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How Obama Got Osama

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

  Courtesy of the Patriot Post. There’s more…

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Planned Parenthood – Gendercide? Yeah, We Can Do That. [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

The process of moving the culture to the left continues apace.   A recent undercover video reveals that Planned non-Parenthood (PP) is willing and able to engage in the lefts long love affair with eugenics.  That is, to use whatever resources are at its disposal to craft the genetic make up of future generations. Eugenics was […]

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42% of Democrats Prefer Nobama – Part 4 Cartoon of the Day

by Mike May 29, 2012

People are beginning to notice the dismal primary results for Obama – I sure hope they are prophetic! Previously 42% Of Democrats Prefer NoBama! – Part 3 May 26 42% Of Democrats Prefer NoBama! – Part 2 May 24 42% Of Democrats Prefer NoBama! May 23

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Media Millions

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

While the 99% and the Democrats are bashing bankers for not sharing their wealth, take a look at the people running media and entertainment.  (Just to give you a baseline, the most well paid “banker” had 21 million in compensation in the same year.) Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp. (CBS), was paid $69.9 […]

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Let’s Dance – NH Democrats & Moral Authority

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

It was a tough call.  You know, where do you start a series of posts pointing out that the New Hampshire Democrat Party is morally bankrupt and incapable of passing judgement on anyone or anything without looking like the hypocrats they are?  If you are in New Hampshire, you start at the bottom, which also […]

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Greece To Leave EuroZone June 18

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

That’s the headline.   And some folks sound happy to see the freeloaders gone. “The basic question is that a German has to increase working from 65 to 67 and that is to pay for Greeks retiring at 50. The 17th of June is the perfect opportunity to say either ‘we’ll behave’ or ‘we’ll carry on […]

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Coolest President Ever?

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

Not Obama, Lord no.  147 years after his presidency he’ll be lucky if there’s any mention of him beyond his being the first black president (After Clinton, of course. That and, perhaps, almost doubling the deficit in three years.)  I am referring to Abraham Lincoln, whose “past” has taken a turn toward the macabre in […]

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Moral Authority

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

The New Hampshire Democrat party and their fellow travelers have nothing to run on so the travails of one man in the New Hampshire House, DJ Bettencourt, are all they’ve got.  Of course, he will no longer be in the NH House, a feature of his circumstances which we would never see from a New […]

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DJ Bettencourt – a sad story

by Skip May 28, 2012

I thought it a bit strange, when I first heard it,  that DJ was resigning from the House and from being the Majority Leader – after all, the session was just about over.  Really, it was “dude, why bother, ya gotta run for re-election anyways”.  Family?  I knew that he was going to marrying Shannon […]

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The ongoing Exposure of Brett Kimberlin: Stacy McCain and Michelle Malkin

by Mike May 28, 2012

Brett Kimberlin’s Heiress Aunt Helping Fund His Tax-Exempt Harassment Posted on | May 27, 2012 FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin is the nephew of a wealthy Maryland woman who has contributed to a foundation that helped fund a 501(c)3 organization of which Kimberlin is the director. Kimberlin’s activities have recently attracted widespread attention because of […]

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Memorial Day, Liberty-&-Freedom, and the military draft

by Tim Condon May 28, 2012

The quote below is from an article in today’s Union Leader by Vietnam Navy veteran Jim Adams (he was in the Navy and in Vietnam around the same time I was in the Marines in Vietnam): “In 1940, as World War II loomed, Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie gave his support to his opponent — […]

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The Kimberlin Files Continue: SWATting the Ericksons

by Mike May 28, 2012

Kimberlin makes it personal, AGAIN: SWATting the Eriksons RedState joined in the Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin day on Friday, and Erick discussed Kimberlin on his radio show that night. By Sunday, it was apparently time for evil to strike back, and an attempt was made to incite “homicide by cop”. Here’s Erick in his […]

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Medal of Honor: Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith. First posted: 9/24/2006

by Skip May 28, 2012

I thought that this would be an appropriate time to repost one of the earliest posts on GraniteGrok – in a time when more and more the selfish ramifications of the “ME!” generation becomes apparent, here is a unselfish sacrifice of honor, duty, and “it’s about them” attitude. He gave his unselfishly gave his live […]

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Brett Kimberlin and my Kitchen Floor

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

I missed most of this weekend, and continue to, including the blog burst on Brett Kimberlin.  I am removing and replacing vast swaths of ceramic tile (some broken some not) from my kitchen floor and replacing them with a lovely pattern, using some contrasting color…blah blah blah.  (My wife watches a good deal of Home […]

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