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Question: GraniteGrok Meetups

by Skip July 14, 2018

As we try to ramp GraniteGrok to the next level, one of the things being contemplated is doing Meetups – instead of you coming here, we Groksters would come out and meet with you folks.  Purpose?  Just to yak, talk, converse – you know, share a bit of fellowship.  So, I’d like to find out […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – “Send us your stuff!”

by Skip July 13, 2018

No, I wasn’t on the roster of speakers but I decided to try anyways – and Keith Hanson of WNTK, the MC for the CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic, allowed me a few moments.  As I pointed out here, I’ve been making this offer for a while: So, knowing the reach of GraniteGrok, why not use […]

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Today: Grok at the CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2018

With almost no time to prepare we will be taking a test flight of some new equipment at this years CNHT Annual Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic in Hillsborough. If you are there, and you should be, we’ll be (most likely) set up in the far left corner from the main entrance (by the emergency exit). […]

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GraniteGrok’s Top-10 Heavy Hitter’s for June 2018

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2018

You had over 250 new posts to choose from for “June 2018” our first full month back to reporting on reader favorites after a brief respite at the hands of hackers in faraway lands. And yes, there are a few that just went up in late June that could “make the cut,” in July. So. I’ve […]

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It Only Took 10 Days to Overtake The Nashua Telegraph

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2018

Back on June 18th, I rebooted the battle for dominance among New Hampshire internet ‘media’ footprints. More specifically, our mission to fight our way into the top five. To get there, or back there, we have a few local newsy-nameplates to vanquish and ten days into the new quest we’ve taken our first “prize.”

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Supreme Court ruling on State Sales Taxes – It Hits Home. Badly

by Skip June 22, 2018

Some new and nice things will soon be happening to GraniteGrok, chief amongst them being a new site with better security, newer features for authors to better get our message to you, better ways for readers to get feedback to us – lots of things to look forward to including items not in cyberspace (but […]

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As Grok Prepares To Take it to the Next Level It’s Time to See Where We Rank With Alexa

by Steve MacDonald June 18, 2018

Before we were hacked in April GraniteGrok climbed up the Alexa Rankings (for Online news or media sites in New Hampshire) to do battle with the top 5. The redirect did some damage to that, and we almost dropped out of the top ten. That was not great, and we’ve written about the redirects that plagued readers, but […]

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We’ve Updated The Daily ‘Grok! So If You Haven’t Signed Up Yet Now’s the Time

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2018

With the new site and new features on the horizon and our subscriptions outgrowing our existing email “plan,” it became evident that it was time to update that too. If you’ve waited to sign up to receive daily updates now’s a great time.

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23 Hours Without New Content – OMG!

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2018

Sorry. We get busy too, sometimes. We’ll try not to let it happen again.

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The Interviews, Week Ending 3-3-2018

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2018

Another week’s worth of interviews in one convenient package on topics from parents, kids and the culture, gender equality legislation, the epic breakdown in Broward County, catching vote-stealers, and building up a political website with reach. (Plus, an extra six minutes with CNHT chairman Ed Naile.) More ways to listen from the blog post page or […]

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The Interviews, Week Ending 3-3-2018

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2018

Another week’s worth of interviews in one convenient package on topics from parents, kids and the culture, gender equality legislation, the epic breakdown in Broward County, catching vote-stealers, and building up a political website with reach. (Plus, an extra six minutes with CNHT chairman Ed Naile.) Subscribe to our Spreaker RSS feed Also Available on […]

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Top Ten Heavy Hitters for February 2018

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2018

We’re back for another round of heavy hitters. These are the posts that got the most attention which means the most unique page hits in February 2018. News about the Windham School Board Transgender bathroom policy captured three spots in this February top-ten. Republicans voting for income taxes, the Florida Shooting, and the Death of […]

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GraniteGrok Breaks Alexa Top 5 For Internet “Media” Sites In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2018

Back on January 2nd, 2018 we set a goal of improving from number nine on our list of Media sites in New Hampshire to number seven. We did that, and a little bit more. As of this morning, February 13th, 2018 GraniteGrok.com has moved up to number 5 on our list in Alexa site rankings […]

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GraniteGrok Improves to Eighth Place in Alexa NH Media Rankings

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2018

Twenty-Two days ago I announced a Grok ‘Resolution’ of sorts. Our effort to overtake the Keene Sentinel in Alexa’s US Rankings. Everyone needs goals, right? I’m happy to report that we’ve made some progress. The Berlin Daily Sun, which was between the Keene Sentinel and us is no longer in our way (at least for now). […]

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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 23, 2017

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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Is It Time for Some New Trolls?

by Ed Naile November 21, 2017

The moderators at Granite Grok have allowed trolls to gum up the works of the comments section for a long time. These trolls have a pattern of behavior which is easy to see. It is tedious, repetitive, repetitive, and repetitive. The saddest of our trolls live in Boulder, Colorado, couch surfing at a private home of […]

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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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Why not? “WHY NOT HOLD A CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER GOP DEBATE?”

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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5000

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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