September 11 – We still remember (bumped)

by Skip September 11, 2017

Updated (again) and bumped from 9/11/12: I just reread this – angrily.  For you see, our President, whose main responsibility is to the Constitution, the nation, and its people – to keep them safe.  Yet, this President, whose main policy is Determined Weakness, has no problem in using the might of the United States to […]

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So How’s This Working Out So Far?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2016
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The Granite Grok TOP Twenty for 2015

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2015
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Another year of blogging and another year of comments, so it must be time for the annual top 20 most commented-upon posts. As a reminder this list is based entirely on comments as of Dec 27th at 11 am EST.  It is not a top 20 of best posts for content, reporting, influence, or style […]

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by Skip October 30, 2015

That’s the headline over at Big Government.  Heck, I beat them to it – have been saying this for years and actually, for a general election, willing to do such with the Left of center bloggers here in NH (Blue Hampshire kept turning me down): Get some conservative bloggers to ask the question – they […]

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[Un-updated] Hi Jack

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2015
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This has not been resolved…sorry. original message – 6-15-15 You may have noticed a page hijacker that redirects your open browser tab from GraniteGrok if you leave that tab open while you go to to view a separate tab. We are aware of the problem and it is being addressed.

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GraniteGrok vs. GraniteState Progress – If It Takes A Villiage…

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2015

GraniteState progress has given us an excellent opportunity to show you the stark difference between Progressive/Democrats and Conservative/Tea Party folks. Allow me to elaborate. Jerry DeLemus recently suffered an injury.  Jane Aitken set up a donation page and solicited donations to help offset any costs associated with his injury and time away from work.  When […]

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Twitter – Mark Halperin, welcome!

by Skip February 26, 2015

Another follower for GraniteGrok on Twitter: Mark Halperin Want to follow us as well?  Go to @GraniteGrok!

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.223 Rally – 2015 Defend Your Rights: Intro ceremonies

by Skip February 21, 2015

Once again, intrepid and persistent Susan Olsen (and Grokster!) keeps the tradition alive with this year’s rally.  Cold, grey, breezy – the number of folks that attended was lower than last year to be sure but they took the time to come up on a freezing day – the hardiest of the hardy (and appreciated!).  […]

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GrokTALK! – Republicans Anonymous – The Videos

by Skip December 14, 2014

Yesterday’s GrokTALK! was a FUN show to do – it is a fun time ANYTIME a bunch of Groksters get together.  Serious topics with lots of “Squirrels!!!” and side tangents along the way – and yes, some tomfoolery along the way.  Hey, none of us gets paid for spending all this time so why NOT […]

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Skip, We’re Gonna Need A Lot Of These!

by Mike December 12, 2014
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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 27, 2014

I like reading John Stossel as often he proclaims a down to earth message with common sense appeal.  In addition, what he talks about is grounded in results rather then an ideological background.  When I saw his column, so apropo for today, it does need to be reviewed. Why?  Allow me to inject a bit […]

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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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GrokTALK! Sept. 27, 2014; There’s Vote Fraud In NH – The Video

by Skip September 27, 2014

Once again, Steve has the audio up already:  here! Pre-show – trying some tech that we used in the previous GrokTALK! show. Segment 1 – talk about Voter Fraud, NH Sec of State Bill Gardner, UL Editorial Page Editor Drew Cline, National Voter Fraud c0nsortium, what is domicile, NH Attorney General’s office blows off New Boston […]

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Facebook Tricks – Never Miss a Post!

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2014
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Grok readers who “Like” Facebook can take advantage of this underutilized tool to make sure they never miss an update.  Just navigate to the Grok Facebook page now.  (If you have not liked us yet do that first.)  Then hover your mouse over the drop down arrow next to the word ‘Liked,’ and select ‘Get […]

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GraniteGrok New Hampshire Primary Eve Poll

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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Please take a few minutes to take the GraniteGrok New Hampshire Primary eve poll. Choose whom you’d like to see win in each of these Republican primary races, and we’ll compare that to tomorrows actual results. Note: You can vote each poll- chose a candidate and hit the Vote button, and then move to the […]

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Arms akimbo: Tap, tap, tap goes the foot, Mr. Gary Lambert…..

by Skip August 12, 2014

“…There is no mention of GraniteGrok, or Mike Rogers, as the source.  (I’ll let Skip or Mike tackle those who use their links without proper attribution.)…” As one of the great philosophers of our recent past once said “Here I am, Moe“!  Given Steve’s post, from whence that quote emanated, where he was questioning why […]

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GrokTALK! August 9th, 2014 – the videos

by Skip August 9, 2014

To be honest, not a lot to watch as two of our segments had call in guests and it was just Steve and I in studio this week.  But, here they are! Segment 1 – News of the Day and Week  with Groksters Mike (on phone), Steve, and Skip Segment 2 – NH State Rep […]

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Caption Contest – July 24th

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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We had fun with the last one.  This one will be a bit different….  

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Unity & “Good Republican” like Bill Greiner – a question for NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn & Minority House Leader Gene Chandler

by Skip July 16, 2014

I just read Steve’s post on Bill Greiner, and I am SO Confused. NH House Minority Leader Gene Chandler famously said “Anyone with an R after their name is a good Republican” – so does that make Bill Greiner a Good Republican?  I’m supposed to think so (at least I’m TOLD to think that way). […]

Read the full article → – Now Optimized for Mobile Users…..Probably

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2014
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In our quest to keep you connected to the New media GraniteGrok is always looking for ways to make content delivery seamless.  We want you to have options.  That is why we made our podcast available on iTunes, iHeart, Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, Spreaker, and of course here, at GraniteGrok.  It is why we live stream, […]

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GrokSHOT – Getting Your Panties In a Wad

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2014
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One of our favorite commenters is Chris P. Bacon.  We like him because he has a way with words and he takes no prisoners.  He is also ready to take on anyone on any side of any issue, and he does.  He comments on conservative and progressive sites; and he has an observation to make […]

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We’ve Been ‘Brown-Listed’

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2014
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Rick Olson gives a great example of what it means to be “Brown-Listed.” “Last night, I went to Concord to the Holiday Inn for the Gun Owners of New Hampshire monthly meeting to challenge Scott Brown on his Second Amendment Positions. Just to be clear, I was personally invited by GONH President Mitch Kopacz. Upon […]

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GrokTALK! April 26th, 2014 – Who Want’s Clean Elections – The Videos

by Skip April 27, 2014

For some reason, YouTube was more like You ‘tude as it just took forEVAH to upload the segments.  But it’s done and here are the segments (along with a short Pre-show as well; full audio by Steve is here).  First two segments here and the other three after the jump.  Emphasis this week was on Clean […]

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For Those Interested in Sharing Links From GraniteGrok On Facebook…

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2014

…We believe we (by that I mean Skip) have resolved the issue that was preventing the Facebook API from correctly seeing images from Granite Grok. The default image should now be a Grok Logo, but if there are multiple images available to include from the site in the status update (you’ll see translucent arrows on […]

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GrokTV: Belknap County Republican meeting – Christopher Boothby, candidate for NH Executive Council, District 1

by Skip January 9, 2014

“He was for it before he was against it” The second Republican vying to be the Republican nominee to the seat formerly held by the late Ray Burton is former Belknap County Commissioner Chris Boothby.  Along with Joe Kenney, he was there to present his case to the members present: Oh yeah, not happening.  While […]

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In 2014 The NH-GOP Needs To Be The Party That Defends Ballot Intergity

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2014
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In late December the Nashua Telegraph and Kevin Landrigan reported on the dual residency of once and no longer candidate for New Hampshire Governor, Chuck Rolecek.  The ‘investigation’ pointed out residency rules in South Carolina required to take advantage of certain property tax benefits in that state.   Drivers licenses, that sort of thing.  it was […]

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Top 20 Grok Posts for 2013

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

This years top 20, like last years, is based entirely on comments.  So it is  not so much the top 20 best posts for content, reporting, or style  just the ones that inspired the most debate. This years number one comment-getting post is number one because the subject of the post was so ‘inspired’ by […]

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Thanks for following us – all the way from Texas

by Skip December 3, 2013

Does this means that the eyes of Texas are upon us (twood make Grokster Susan mighty pleased)?  And, more specifically, viewed by the eyes of Senator Ted Cruz? We’re mighty pleased in any case! Thanks! You, too, can follow us @GraniteGrok and keep up with what’s on our minds!

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Grok Mini-Fundraiser – Momma Needs A New Set Of…Software! [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2013
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Update: We are halfway to our goal.  Just a few more donations and we’ll be there.  Thanks! We’re looking to upgrade some software used exclusively for GrokTALK!  It is an upgrade to the program audio management software we currently use. We need a  princely sum of $150.00 dollars US to make the purchase but with […]

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Another Thanksgiving Note to the NHGOP

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2013
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Skip reminds us that GraniteGrok is becoming the scape-goat of choice for NH-GOP failures.  Just like Democrats Republicans to blame someone else for their own shortcomings.  But I’d like to remind the NH-GOP that GraniteGrok covered the Jeanne Shaheen letter to the IRS story more than a year before the state and national party even […]

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