Busy & Burnt Out

by Steve MacDonald October 24, 2016

My apologies for the dearth of content but that will likely continue for a few weeks, at least from me, or not from me as it were. I’ve been very busy lately (work and home) and, frankly, I am a bit burned out on politics. “Over 11,000 posts across a handful of sites over a measly […]

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by Steve MacDonald June 18, 2016

Far too nice a day to be inside blogging.  Just saying.

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Less Posting…Because I’m Binge-Watching ‘The Wire’

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2016
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You Devil Amazon Prime. First you hooked me on the Amazon exclusive The Man in the High Castle and now I am binge-watching The Wire. Blogging could be sporadic.  

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by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014

On Feb 20th, 2010 I began blogging on the Grok.  At the time, I was also blogging at three or four (or five) other venues.  I couldn’t keep that up and decided to make this place my blogging home. Sometime on Monday, I published my 5000th post since Feb 20th, 2010. That’s 1696 days, or […]

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Even in our jammies…

by Susan Olsen January 18, 2014

Attorney and professor Eugene Volokh is a tireless and ferocious warrior for liberty.  He wins another one for the good guys.

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Thank You

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2013
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I wanted to take a moment to thank our readers. I have been out and about a bit more than usual, and everywhere I go I meet people who are dedicated readers of GraniteGrok.  I wanted to thank them for taking time to make us a part of their day and to thank them for […]

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Busy Day…

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2013

Just a shout out to the busy day.  I am having one, and will not be available to post until perhaps this evening. As you were.    

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Extremist Circumstances

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

Being a part time ‘hobby blogger’ who REALLY LIKES their hobby, I try to do more than is humanly possible.  (Yes, despite being a Conservative, I am also human).  One of the inhumanly impossible things I like to try to do but often fail (see also only ever did once last year that I can […]

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Granite Grok’s Top Twenty Posts For 2012

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2012

Hot Air does this every year, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  It is a compilation of the posts that got the most comments in 2012.  That’s right, this is comment based. And I can tell you, since I have a few posts on this list, that how well you write, or how […]

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It’s alive….ALIVE! (Sort of)

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2012

My conspicuous absence has been noted. I felt lousy yesterday. That evolved into a full blow ‘bed-ridden’ 16-hour marathon nap. I’m not done feeling lousy so I won’t be blogging much until I feel better–or at least a little better. I just wanted my liberal “friends” to know so they wouldn’t worry about me. They […]

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RightOnline 2012 – Breitbart is Here

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2012

Plenty of things happened at the RightOnline conference in Las Vegas last weekend but not one of them occurred without the understanding that there was something we all had to do.  Something more important than anything we had done previously.  Wherever we were as bloggers or new media journalists we had to step up our […]

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Weekend Round-Up

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2011

Steve’s Blog post Round up from the Weekend. Posts you may have missed that are worth a few minutes of your time.

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I Tried It At Home

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2010

As someone who invites anonymous rants daily I believe that anyone who “blogs” up front should be equally upfront about who they are. It demands things of you and your writing while making you accountable for what you write. And it creates an anchor of sorts to your principles–assuming you have some–and the dialogue.

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Little Footprints In The Digital Snow

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2010

Some of the establishment ‘insiders’ in the New Hampshire political news firmament are clinging to their status as the connected resource for information, defending their political crack house like some kind of punditry-pusher for the news junkies in the Granite state.

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Making The Sausage

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2010

One of my readers did me the honor of pointing out a grammatical error I had made in a post, not once, but four times. He politely explained the issue, while pointing out that he still appreciates my work. For my part I knew the rule, but sometimes it’s not quite that simple.

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