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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). […]

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GraniteGrok.com – 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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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 28, 2013

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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Merrimack County Republican Committee – My ‘discussion’ Part 3: “The Schism”

by Skip November 10, 2013

OK, I get distracted from time to time.  Sometimes, I get distracted a LOT!  I did say a while back: …As my talk to the MCRC said (another part to go up tonite), their is an irreconcilable void between the two types of Republicans and the two types of philosophies… And then I never did […]

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Merrimack County Republican Committee – My ‘discussion’ Part 1

by Skip October 22, 2013

Well, this micro-saga started when a Merrimack County Republican Committee (“MCRC”) meeting turned out to be rather short for me (“An NH GOP State Committee Member, computer bag, and tripod walk into a Merrimack County Repub meeting“): …Only if one believes the meme of “anybody with an R next to their name IS a good […]

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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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OK. I’ll play that game…

by Skip October 4, 2013

Political Scoop – every Friday (mostly – he’s not as prolific as we are) Pindell puts up his Political Standing weekly and it generally has a Questions of the Week in it. Given that he mentioned us, I’ll play along with it: What are we to make of the Union Leader linking to Granite Grok […]

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September 11 – We still remember (bumped)

by Skip September 11, 2013

Updated 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 protect, […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Four – Chasing Squirrels: Poland, Debt Crisis, Cloward Piven, Federalism and More…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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In the final Segment Skip, Mike, Ed and Steve set the squirrels loose in an open format discussion that touches on Poland’s debt crisis and their decision to confiscate pensions so they can buy more debt; how the US is likley to play a similar hand to deal with its likely fiscal collapse; Cloward Piven; […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Three – Ed Naile: Vote Fraud Holes, Lack of Enforcement, Etc…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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Ed Naile fills in for the third segment with an update on the hot topic of every week; Vote Fraud. We thank the Democrats for uncovering a potetntial Republican whose implicated voting history exacerbates the holes in our current “lack of enforcement” regime. Mike Brown, John DiStaso, Ray Buckley, Neil Kurk, Molly Shaheen, Sebastian Bradley, […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Two – Ellen Kolb: Common Core & Health Care

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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Ellen Kolb joins us to discuss the upcoming Cornerstone event on Common Core at St. Anselms (Sept 17th) then talks about what Democrats (and Democrat Care) are doing to New Hampshire. The conversation shifts necessarily to fascism, corporatism, and a sole provider trying to survive the burden of central planners from DC. Listen Here Download […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment One – Demonization and Hypocrisy / Syria & The Middle East

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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The Groksters get serious over Syria, Libya, Egypt and the Middle Eastern fallout of the Obama Administrations foreign policy–if policy is the right word, then segue into an “as of the podcast unrelesed parody ad” about a made up product that address a very real truth: the demonization by the left of anyone who does […]

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NH Democrats Jamming The Phones in Colorado

by Ed Naile September 7, 2013
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Did you hear that the Manchester Paper has a story about NH State senator Jeb Bradley’s son voting in Colorado where he went to college – and by absentee here in NH? Well I did. And I was thinking, how did the “investigative journalist” at the Manchester Paper get that kind of info from an […]

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I did not know that some stranger knew my Son so well!

by Skip August 22, 2013

Bumped from Sept 28, 2012 because this post dredged up “LGOP” ************************** Especially the “…and lack serious adult supervision…” part.  I have learned wisdom in growing him up – he could be terrifying when mad, too.  Glad to see others see that as well in those kids. But God watch over them all as they […]

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Help Your Grok, And Get A Signed First Edition Of James O’Keefe’s “Breakthrough”

by Mike August 5, 2013

Here at Granite Grok, we love to keep government honest, and thus we are natural allies and admirers of James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas, which is shining the brightest of spotlights on government malfeasance and incompetence. We also congratulate James on the rousing success of his book, and recent book tour, which placed “Breakthrough” […]

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GrokTALK! for 7/20/2013 – and everything must come to an end…Segment 4

by Skip July 21, 2013

Susan, Mike and Father Christian Tudor, and Jeff Chidester continue on with Skip’s questioning (a patient lot, them!): Donuts! With all the recent “Obamacare “setbacks”, why is he still succeeding with Obamacare?  How? Self-reliance vs dependency? What is the Democratic Plantation? Does the MSM “report” on society, or prides itself on “shaping” or “making it […]

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GrokTALK! July 13th 2013

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2013

This week on GrokTalk!… Skip, Mike and Steve open the program with Sturm Ruger, Unions, Right to Work, Teaching gun safety to first graders, RINO Chess, Cloward-Obama, Arbitrary Justice, Zimmerman, Trayvon, the DOJ, Anti-Gun nuts, Rule of Law, Power tools, and the abuse of executive authority. In Segment Two the conversation continues on energy, oil, […]

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Quick take: Speaking of the ‘Grok getting recognized….

by Skip July 6, 2013

We do work hard, we Groksters here at the ‘Grok.  No, we don’t do it for the fame, the glory, or the money (er, none of us earn a dime here (Unlike Zandra Rice Hawkins of Granite State Progress; an transplant supported by outside-the-State Billionaires) – we’ve found ourselves to be on solid ground when […]

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A Note on Emails

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2013

I get a lot of email  I think all the Grokstes Do.  I try to read and respond to them all if I can but I am certain that I miss a lot.  If you have emailed me and I never responded, I missed it, for which I am very sorry.  Please resend it, and […]

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