December 2017

GET OUT OF NYC – James Hanson (climate scientist) said it will be underwater by morning!

by Skip December 31, 2017

Heh!  Yet another “science based” climate alarmism prediction down the tubes: Say goodbye to Lower Manhattan, everybody! By midnight tonight, it will be gone forever—drowned by the melting icecaps of the disappearing Arctic…it will be a tremendous vindication for the expertise of James Hansen, the former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) […]

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Data Point – Great news from an otherwise whining Washington Post piece

by Skip December 31, 2017

Behold – another Trump campaign promise being met: If you read the piece, this is supposed to be anathema and really bad news; so is the following chart showing that Trump isn’t filling all of the political appointment slots that he could be.  Normally I’d go “so what, good start and keeping making it smaller” […]

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Remember: The Experts Predicted Hampton Beach Would Be Gone by 2020.

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2017

As a visiting midwest (ish) tourist, before moving to New Hampshire in 1990, I took the occasional trip to Hampton Beach. Good times. What I didn’t know then was that a few years later in 1995 2500 experts got together and decided they could make a comfortable living if they said things like in 25 years […]

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Out-of-State Org Setting up Shop to Interfere in NH Elections

by Kimberly Morin December 31, 2017

Yesterday, the out-of-state organization known as “Let America Vote” announced they will be setting up shop in New Hampshire in order to interfere with the 2018 elections. They are an organization that is run by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and his wife. Their board is a “who’s who” of far-left wing extremists […]

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Best female UN Ambassador since Jeane Kirkpatrick!

by Skip December 31, 2017

I had been hoping for John Bolton but Nikki Haley has performed magnificently in putting America (and our interests) First instead of playing footsies in the UN swamp.  Really like the “taking names” bit and no longer playing the kumbaya “one big world family” farce. (H/T: Powerline)

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BlogQuestion of the Day – how come NH Democrats are against equal opportunity???

by Skip December 31, 2017

“Wealthy families have the means to find the best school for each child. Should not all New Hampshire parents?” states Rep. Glenn Cordelli, R-Tuftonboro, for the majority of the Education Committee. HB 193 should pass (now, even the NH Attorney General says it is Constitutional).  Afte all, “it’s for the children”! Oh, that’s right – […]

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Data Point – ICE deportations of interior illegal immigrants on the rise

by Skip December 31, 2017

DHS: Deportations of Illegal Aliens Living Across U.S. Increase 37 Percent Under Trump Overall, Trump’s ICE agency in the full Fiscal Year of 2017 deported 226,119 illegal aliens, including those caught at the southern border and those arrested and deported from the interior of the U.S. This is a slight decrease from the Fiscal Year […]

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Will NH all Democrat female contingent protest Willie Singletary like they did Roy Moore?

by Skip December 30, 2017

After all, at every turn our all Democrat Congressional delegation (e.g., Jeanne “Obamacare” Shaheen, Maggie “The Red” Hassan, Annie “I’m the most Progressive” Kuster, and Carol SEIU-Porter) denounced Republiacn Judge Ray Moore who was running to fill former US Senator and now US Attorney General Jeff Session’s Senate seat from Alabama on the basis of […]

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Notable Quote – Randy Barnett

by Skip December 30, 2017

As Madison predicted, the greatest danger to the liberties of the people lies where the greatest power resides, which in a republic is in the majority of the people.  By harnessing the powers of the majority, the progressives were able to overcome the barriers of the Republican Constitution. Having breached those barriers, however, progressives then […]

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Data Point – If it were still up to Obama’s policies, you’d have frozen pipes right about now

by Skip December 30, 2017

Coal to the rescue as record cold grips the East That’s right – the natural resource that Obama declared war against (his promise to bankrupt any new coal fired electrical plant) from before his first inauguration.  He poured billions of our tax dollars into “renewables” that basically only renewed the wealth of the politically connected […]

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For all those on the Left that keep harping she won the popular vote

by Skip December 30, 2017

Here’s her participation trophy – and that’s about all it means.  Sure, that what she got (pretty much the margin came from Californiastan) but it never has and continues to never matter thanks to the Founders glorious mechanism called the Electoral College whose purpose was EXACTLY to not let the larger States determine the Presidential […]

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NH GOP Increases Calls for Resignation of State Rep Guilty of Assaulting a Citizen

by Kimberly Morin December 30, 2017

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Republican Party renewed calls for the resignation of state representative Katherine Rogers (D-Concord). Rogers is the representative who recently pleaded guilty to assaulting a volunteer during a ballot recount last year. While most people believe Rogers should resign for her deplorable behavior of physically assaulting a citizen, the New Hampshire Democrat […]

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Yes, America can still be saved

by Peter Lemiska December 30, 2017

On December 25th, the New York Times published an editorial by liberal columnist, Paul Krugman. It was entitled “America Is Not Yet Lost,” and it was a message wrapped in hope, but filled with hate. Still fuming about the 2016 election and its aftermath, Krugman ranted that Donald Trump has proven himself unfit for office […]

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Part II – ACLU Article on Student Voters in NH Sets the Standard for Stupid

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2017

For reasons we won’t go into today ruling class institutions in New Hampshire like vote fraud. They like it so much that nary a one, in their ambling defense of dirty elections, wonders why out-of-state students can’t use an absentee ballot to vote like any typical person temporarily displaced from the address the IRS will come […]

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Data Point – Schools keep growing (by adding “overhead”)

by Skip December 29, 2017

If an average classroom size is about 25 students and we multiply that by the average spending, that gives us $275,000 per year per classroom. If you’re in a school with 40 classrooms that’s $11 million per year to run a school. “But Kira, not all that money is for the classroom. What about principals, staff, […]

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Quick Thought – don’t consider burglery as a profession when…

by Skip December 29, 2017

Tattoos gave away David Hamilton, 19, according to police. A city man has been charged with receiving stolen property in the burglary of a Hooksett gun shop last year. Tattoos gave away David Hamilton, 19, according to police. “Newly developed images from the burglary depicted a male with distinct tattoos holding one of the stolen firearms,” the […]

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The world economy explained with two cows – Part 8 French Capitalism

by Skip December 29, 2017

So, when do they actually work to EARN that new cow? Or is it always that someone else is on the hook to give it to you (three guess who THAT’s supposed to be!)? (H/T: Pinterest)

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Disqus Doodlings – Another Govt Rent-Seeker for Govt run PAID Family Leave – HB 628 – Dr. Oge Young – Part 2

by Skip December 29, 2017

Of course I can’t just leave this issue with just a post – I left a couple of comments where I hope Dr. Oge “Big Government” Young (seemingly both a rent-seeker and someone that believes that Government can and should solve all ills – sure thing, sport).  Sure, it was the primary bit for the […]

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Another Govt Rent-Seeker for Govt run PAID Family Leave – HB 628 – Dr. Oge Young – Part 1

by Skip December 29, 2017

HB 628: Paid family and medical leave SurPRISE!  Yet another Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor genuflecting at the Altar of Big Govt: “Pray, give us this “benefit” even as we could do it ourselves? Once again, supplication from one whose industry very well could be sucking at yet another teat of Government (you know, the […]

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Email Doodlings – “You will be made to care”

by Skip December 29, 2017

“There are two sides to bigotry. There are those who openly oppose it, and then those who foster it. People who stay silent in the face of this bigotry provide quiet support for it. I have no idea how I got put onto the “Cinema Libre Studio”‘s (that would be “Free Cinema” – will they […]

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The 2016 Election Explained One Day Before it Happened

by Ed Naile December 29, 2017

If you want an in-depth understanding of the 2016 election won by Donald Trump – and you are interested in one that was published one day BEFORE the Trump landslide, here it is. For more than two years the American people, in a great majority, from left to right, have been in revolt against the […]

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Why did NHPR Leave out the ‘Sex’?

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2017

Todd Bookman, writing for New Hampshire Public Radio, left something out of his report on HB1319. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ed Butler (D- Harts Location) modifies RSA 354: A to include a definition of transgender and adds the words “gender identity” in the statute in twenty-nine places. That’s how many times the law lists those things […]

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New Cold Weather Record on Mt. Washington – I Blame Global Warming

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2017

A new cold weather record has been reached for Mount Washington. Adam Gill, a weather observer at the Mount Washington Observatory,  took a kettle of boiling hot water and poured it out in sub zero temperatures with hurricane force winds. The weather was so cold that you can see the water turning into snow. Weather observers […]

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Notable Quote: Expert Consensus on the Weather

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2017

A LINK between sunspot activity and the weather on earth has long seemed tantalizingly plausible, even self-evident. But try as they might, scientists have not until lately been able to substantiate it. Now a consensus is emerging that there is a statistical correlation between sunspots and the weather. Acting on the consensus, American meteorologists are […]

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There Can Be No Indigenous People’s Day – The North American Continent Doesn’t Have Any

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2017

A Democrat lawmaker has proposed legislation to follow Durham, New Hampshire’s lead and change Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous People’s’ Day. I’ve already offered my thoughts on the matter at great length so I won’t repeat those here. Instead, I will point out the most obvious foil. There are no Indigenous People in New Hampshire or anywhere else […]

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Tales from the BudComm – “Do you see what I see?”

by Skip December 28, 2017

Yes, I am deliberately being shameless in “culturally appropriating” a line from a well beloved Christmas carol – deal with it because FREEDOM!  That’s what Americans do – take from other cultures (after all, there’s plenty to “borrow” from) and repurpose it to make our culture better.  But here, the question fits as now the […]

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New Hampshire Democrats vs. Freezing Weather

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2017

The Democrat’s unwavering commitment and dedication to an environmental policy that promotes wind and solar energy over fossil fuels could mean that many of them will freeze to death over the next week. Please say a prayer for them, even though they’d make fun of you for doing it.

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Data Point – Consumer Confidence

by Skip December 27, 2017

The percentage of those who said business conditions were “good” increased to 35.2% from 35%, while those saying business conditions were “bad” slipped to 12.1% from 12.3%. People claiming jobs were “plentiful” fell to 35.7% from 37.5%, while those claiming jobs were “hard to get” hit a 16-year low of 15.2%, down from 16.8%. “Consumer confidence […]

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To Silence One Commissioner NH Democrats Would Use The Government to Silence Them All.

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2017

The NHGOP sent out an email today on the easily triggered, toll-hike loving Chris Pappas, complete with a quote from a Union Leader Editorial. “For some reason, Frank Edelblut drives Democrats at the State House completely crazy. Edelblut recently tweeted to Executive Councilor Chris Pappas about the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, using a phrase Pappas […]

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Granite Grok’s Top 20 (Most Commented on) Posts for 2017

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2017

The past twelve months have seen a rise in comments overall so a big thank you to everyone who provided content, our readers, and those who responded to what they read (or thought they read) at GraniteGrok this year. And as I’ve done every year since 2012, here are the top 20 most commented posts […]

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