June 2017

DISQUS Doodlings – whereupon NH State Rep Timothy Horrigan, once again, shows economic illiteracy

by Skip June 30, 2017

Even though he at least shows up here once in a while,  NH State Rep Timothy Horrigan’s comments are often off topic, irrelevant, or plain wrong.  In Steve’s post, McDonald’s Pulls the Trigger: Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks in 2500 Locations, he manages the trifecta of all three.  Like this one: As for the $15 wage, McDonald’s already […]

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The mineshaft that is California and its canary is restaurants. Dead ones.

by Skip June 30, 2017

I have been involuntarily offline for a while – the Grandson has been staying up too late (his daytime nap times are changing affecting my “uninterrupted time” at night), certification exams for work – and my laptop crapped out early this week.  I just got it back thanks to Josh and his crew at Same […]

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President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Not Welcome in Virginia and California – No Surprise

by Ed Naile June 30, 2017

Several states have decided to not cooperate with the Election Integrity Commission. California and Virginia are the first states to start this method of avoiding transparency. Of course, states that promote illegal voting are not going to willingly give their election data to people who can read and understand it. That would fly in the […]

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Project Veritas video: CNN producer calls Trump ‘crazy,’ voters ‘stupid as sh—’

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2017
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Everyone Is Going To DIE!

by Kimberly Morin June 29, 2017

This is pretty much what the Democrats use for arguments on just about everything. If you don’t pass X,Y,Z, EVERYONE IS GOING TO DIE! If you don’t believe it, just watch the tools on the Senate or House floors sometime…

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If You Read Nothing Else Today Read This: Anger Privelage

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2017

Daniel Greenfield, writing at Sultan Knish, has an amazing piece (that I originally linked at New Media Militia) about the anger privelage of the left. It’s long but worth every bit of your time. Here’s a snippet. If you’re an angry leftist, your party leader, Tom Perez will scream and curse into a microphone, and your […]

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White Anti-Muslim Hate Crime is Actually Gang Violence by Illegal Immigrant

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2017

Remember the days when every shooting incident was framed as a potential racist or bigoted Tea Party activist letting off steam? Those days aren’t gone, they’ve just been modified. Now every act of violence is the result of Trump’s rhetoric, we are told. What else hasn’t changed? The violence is almost always perpetrated by a registered […]

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McDonald’s Pulls the Trigger: Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks in 2500 Locations

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2017

Bud-dah-buh-buh-bahhhh…. The stock market is luvin’ McDonalds stock, which has continued its recent relentless rise to all time highs, up 26% YTD, oblivious to the carnage among the broader restaurant and fast-food sector. There is a reason for Wall Street’s euphoria: the same one we discussed in January in “Dear Bernie, Meet the “Big Mac ATM” That Will […]

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It Looks Like Justice Gorsuch is Good On Gun Rights. Very Good.

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

Before his nomination, there wasn’t much to go on when it came to Judge Gorsuch and guns, but that has changed. Eugene Volokh hints at the point here, We now have more evidence, from his vote joining Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent from denial of certiorari in Peruta v. California — he, like Thomas (and, before his death, […]

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Seattle’s “Win” in the Fight for 15 is Costing Jobs, Hours, and lowering Paychecks

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

God, I love being right especially after watching progressive narrative monkey’s puke their Union/Democrat party minimum-wage-talking-points all over my comments section. Being right is the best. And when it comes to Seattle, right comes easy. This week’s Poster Child for Stupid Liberal ideas we told you would not work, is last weeks. Seattle. Seattle’s minimum-wage law is boosting […]

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Supreme Court: State cannot deny the Church an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has declared that a state may not withhold an available public benefit on account of religious status. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits […]

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Revives Trump Travel Ban

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court has agreed unanimously to combine two challenges to the second Trump travel ban (EO-2) and hear the case. In the meantime, with one exception all injunctions against that Executive Order have (unanimously meaning 9-0) been lifted and it may now be enforced. We accordingly grant the Government’s stay applications in part and […]

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Eric Estevez Has Disappeared From the World

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

Remember Eric Estevez? He ran for Congress in New Hampshire district two last year. He made a lot of noise and a lot of news, most of it negative, and a majority of it here at GraniteGrok. He got busted for shopping his campaign signs and stickers into images and onto people to make it appear […]

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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’ First Dissent – Is a Beautiful Thing

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2017

The Case went the other way with a 7-2 decision but Justice Gorsuch’ dissent is a thing of beauty, a gift we hope keeps on giving. Anthony Perry asks us to tweak a congressional statute—just a little—so that it might (he says) work a bit more efficiently. No doubt his invitation is well meaning. But […]

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President Trump is Obama’s Legacy

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2017

There’s a great article from the New York Post linked here, that paints the evolving Democrat dilemma. For Republicans, luck can’t get much better. While Clinton and Pelosi were hardly innocent bystanders in the historic rout of Democrats at every level of government, the main culprit was Obama. It was Obamaism, more than Clintonism or […]

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Heartless Maggie Hassan Has No Moral Authority on Health Care

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2017

The Democrat junior Senator from New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s mini-me, is parroting the party talking points on health care as instructed. On NHPR the other day she opined on the latest iteration of the Republican Health Care fix (that is only needed because of what the Democrats did to the health insurance market with ObamaCare). […]

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Franklin NH Gets $125,000.00 for Dropout Prevention

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2017

The city of Franklin, New Hampshire got a gift in the new Republican state Budget. A grant for $125K to address its distinction of having the third highest dropout rate in the state. FRANKLIN — Franklin will receive $125,000 for dropout prevention through a grant that was included in the state budget passed yesterday. “I […]

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Sign the Petition: No More Tax Dollars to Abortion Providers

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2017

On June 21, the Executive Council voted 4 – 1 to approve contracts with Planned Parenthood of New England and The Equality Center in Concord to the tune of $440,000. Sadly, only Executive Councilor Dave Wheeler voted NO on this contract. Executive Councilors, Joe Kenney, Russell Prescott, Chris Pappas, and Andru Volinsky voted YES. More […]

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ObamaCare Drives Minuteman Health Out of NH

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2017

Minuteman Health hasn’t even been available for two years in New Hampshire, and they are already bailing. Why? The ACA makes it too expensive to stay in business. The company, which insures about 27,000 individual members and three dozen small group members in New Hampshire, began offering coverage in the state in 2015 on the […]

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Those ‘Handmaid’ Costumes Remind Me Of Something Else About Democrats…

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2017
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Notable Quote – Cassy Fiano

by Skip June 23, 2017

Liberals typically aren’t willing to do anything to lift people out of poverty and give them opportunities to improve their lives. They want to keep people in poverty right where they are, and they do so by making them reliant on the government for everything. They also insist that government must provide everything for people […]

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The “Surprise!”Karen Handel Win Looks A Lot Like Another Recent Election

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2017

The pundits are flabbergasted by the Republican turnout for Karen Handel in Georgia. They don’t know what to make of it. I do. They made it about Trump, and the Trump voters showed up. They don’t always, like in small town New Hampshire for a relatively meaningless state House race, but they do turn out […]

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Syphilis Outbreak Reported In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2017

Not everyone in New Hampshire suffered from a “drought” last year. (Patch) In 2016, the highest number case ever — 104 — were reported. The outbreak in New Hampshire is consistent with national trends and is being seen mainly in men under age 40 and in men who have sex with men (MSM). Approximately 60 […]

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Ted Cruz’ Brilliant Remarks on Campus Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2017

Legal Insurrection

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The Truth About When Life Begins

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2017

Some Democrats could care less about when an abortion happens. They’re convinced that it is not “alive” nor is it “a life” until it registers and votes Democrat. Then there are the Americans who avoid the subject, approach it unwillingly, or concede some level of support for the practice (meaningfully or just to avoid conflict) who […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Thomas Sowell

by Skip June 21, 2017

“Liberals are for helping people who are disadvantaged, while I think conservatives want to stop people from being disadvantaged,” he explained. “In other words, liberals want to help the poor while they’re poor, but really the biggest benefit is to stop them from being poor, and that’s something they [liberals] have little interest in.” -Prof. […]

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Handel Win – Epic; CNN’s Faces – Priceless!

by Mike June 21, 2017

CNN finally accepted reality and projected that Karen Handel would win GA06 against T Jon Ossoff a couple of minutes after 10pm last night, but one sharp viewer caught the faces of their election panel about 10 minutes earlier, as it was becoming clear that their Pajama Boy had run out of hope: This is […]

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Democrat’s Symbolic Run Against Trump Fails in Georgia, Oh!, And They Lost in SC Too.

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2017

Republican Karen Handel is the winner of the special congressional election in GA-6. She beat Democrat Jon Ossoff (who doesn’t even live in the district in which he ran), despite having 23.6 million in campaign donations, mostly from California and Martha’s Vinyard Democrats. The Democrats pinned their hopes on the Georgia race as their chance […]

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The Judge wouldn’t let him run away – heh!

by Skip June 20, 2017

This is too good to not print! O. Henry couldn’t have written a story with a more fitting surprise ending. The “hero” of this tale is 71-year-old Lawrence John Ripple, of Kansas City, Kan., who up until last September suffered under the weight of a bad marriage. It was then that he hatched a plan to escape […]

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Data Point – Teen Employment vs Min Wage Increases

by Skip June 20, 2017

That’s just at the Federal Minimum Wage level of $7.25. Wait for the results to come in for all the cities and States that went to $15/hour. Go ahead, you tell me what is going to happen to that typical wet-behind-the-ears high school sophomore with an entry level/part time job when it kicks that high […]

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