History

It’s what the Left does – normalize what used to be taboo to accept their even worse

by Skip June 14, 2018

Comparisons, comparisons.  First, go back and read this.  Remember, the media ‘fessed up to “normalizing” homosexuality. Now this:  Bernie Sanders Says Liberals Are Turning the “Radical” into the “Mainstream.” And now this:  Drag queen superheroes show — ‘Super Drags’ — coming to Netflix: ‘They’re going to save the world’ So, normalizing Socialism and Communism.  Now add to […]

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We Stand at One of the Major Turning Points of History…

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2018

A notable qote: “We stand at one of the major turning points of history. Two powerful forces for regression threaten to drag us into a dark past. On the one hand, Islamists want to bring back the subjugation of women, female genital mutilation, sex slavery, beheadings, and dhimmitude for non-believers. On the other hand, their […]

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So, another “win” for our government education?

by Skip May 14, 2018

Only when you consider the older man’s education (you know, when it actually taught actually history and actual civics and not this PC crap we see in the top panel). The South deemed their slaves to be property but wanted them also counted as people for representation.  The North said – ok, if your slaves […]

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What Book(s) Would You Give?

by Ellen Kolb December 17, 2017

The recent Granite State Taxpayers party ended with a Yankee swap of the best kind: books, preferably from one’s own bookshelf, on politics or economics. We had an interesting mix by the time all the packages were claimed. Every holiday gathering should end with books for all, as far as I’m concerned. So, readers, I’m […]

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Evolution of Racism and Sexism By Party

by Scott Morales November 3, 2017

Democrats had it right for just a bit there, but just couldn’t help themselves and had to plunge back into fetid swamp of identity politics. They’re a weird bunch, to be sure.

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Have the Democrats thought through their civilian disarmament enough?

by Skip October 14, 2017

It would mean that only Government had the guns.  If the British redcoats HAD disarmed the Patriots at Lexington and Concord (like the Democrats want to do), would we even have a United States of America? Note to Democrats: ask yourselves this question. Would history repeat itself?  You keep saying that the US Military would […]

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Sadly,some will never understand “All gave some; some gave all”

by Skip May 29, 2017

Without the knowledge, there is no respect for Memorial Day I’ve been putting up these kinds of videos for years – kids, young adults, that known little to nothing of our country’s history or of American Exceptionalism.  Sure, we have had wars in our past – we are a country born of war.  You’d think […]

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Indoctrination Universities

by Skip April 13, 2017

“Professors in all but the hardest of hard sciences increasingly indoctrinate students in the belief that to be a non-Asian minority or a female in America today is to be the target of nonstop oppression, even, uproariously, if you are among the privileged few to attend a fantastically well-endowed, resource-rich American college. We are cultivating […]

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Historic corruption between Mayor Gatsas, Aldermen and developers in Manchester?

by Kimberly Morin August 16, 2016
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Yesterday, a Manchester reader brought an important issue to New Hampshire Political Buzz, one that appears to link corruption between Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Manchester Board of Alderman and Elm Grove Companies. All of this came to light after a Heritage Commission meeting at the end of July. The story begins with an historic home […]

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Editing History In the New Hampshire House

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2016
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Last week we discovered a New Hampshire House “tradition” of which no one else appears to have been aware. The permanent record, the written history of what is said and done in the lower chamber of the Granite State’s Legislative body, is subject to random acts of review before becoming permanent. There are plenty of […]

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Michelle Obama seems to know as much about White House history as she does mandating school lunches

by Skip June 7, 2016

The hubris of knowledge… Yo, Michelle Obama, The House You Wake Up In Was Rebuilt Under Harry Truman. “Okay, America, it’s time for a history lesson. When the First “Lady,” Michelle Obama, claimed recently that the house she wakes up in every day was “built by slaves” the poor woman didn’t realize just how badly […]

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GrokTALK! – Who Else Erases History?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2015
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The American left has manufactured another crisis and used it as an excuse to erase history. So who else does that? We also discuss the dealing with the bureaucratic handmaidens of the central planners – the administrative state. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with […]

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Flash to the past – back to my college days at the Academic Computer Center

by Skip April 10, 2015

If you have ever read a post with “das blinkin’ lights – this is where it came from; that console was a visual rendition (to the left of the guy at the systems console) of exactly what was going on in that massive computer that consumed a huge part of the basement of the Center – and […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Twelve-Fingered Founders

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2014

Eugene Volokh recently remarked on the Twitter musings of progressive narrative mule Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Tyson wondered if a 12 fingered people would have proposed twelve amendments instead of ten?  Volokh countered that the ten-fingered peoples in the first congress did propose twelve, something Neil the elite luminary expert clearly did not know. “there actually […]

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Pastor Rafael Cruz – A Gentleman And A Scholar

by Mike October 11, 2014

Prior to his address to a gathering of NH conservatives at the home of Diane Bitter, Granite Grok caught up with Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of “Fearless Ted” Cruz. Rafael told me that his interest in the founding era and Constitution is hereditary – he got it from Ted (!). As a Cuban refugee, […]

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If You Think Obama Is a Good President… You’re a Racist

by Scott Morales February 28, 2014
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Dictionary.com Racism: 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. I got bad news.  I agree with many on the left.  Our country is infested with vile racists.  They’re […]

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But we alREADY know that Progressives hate history…

by Skip January 3, 2014

Communism – just a harsher version of incremental Socialism (which is what Progressivism is. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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And we Conservatives wonder why people aren’t outraged?

by Skip November 21, 2013

All around us, in print, on TV, in the blogosphere, I read, see, and listen how far we have come from the Founders Vision for America.  I look at the Lefty side and wonder “how do they get away with this?  How can they simply advocate for policies contra to our Fundamental Law, the values […]

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Notable Quote – David Davenport

by Susan Olsen November 6, 2013

“Since its primary purpose is to conserve liberty, and also the traditions and institutions that help protect individual liberty, the message of conservatism is often in reaction against government efforts that would harm liberty.” Read the whole thing here.   Photo source: Hoover Press 

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“A properly functioning democracy depends on an informed electorate”

by Skip July 4, 2013

The failure of public schools to impart even rudimentary knowledge of self-government principles, natural rights theory and the rule of law is compounded by the suicidal abandonment of civic education. As Stanford University education professor William Damon notes: “Our disregard of civic and moral virtue as an educational priority is having a tangible effect on […]

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A Visit With Madame Curie

by Rick Olson March 14, 2013

Liberty Harbor Academy Presents… A Visit with Madame Curie by Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith Tuesday, April 2 – 6:00-7:00 PM Liberty Harbor Academy, 1230 Elm St. Manchester, NH Marie Curie is best know for the discovery of radium and radioactivity but few understand the obstacles  she faced just to get into the laboratory. From the […]

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DaTechGuy: Under the Fedora 1924-2012

by Mike December 22, 2012

We here at Granite Grok note with deep sympathy, the recent passing of Pete Ingemi’s mother, Mary at the age of 88. In Pete’s “Under The Fedora” column this week, he weaves a tale of history, family, and politics, and of the strong woman of great integrity who meant so much to all his family […]

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A Condensed Version of History…

by Tom September 9, 2012

So, I’m reading the comments on a FoxNews story that reports how Paul Ryan is preparing for his upcoming debate with “Doofus” Joe Biden (don’t ask me how I got to this point).  Anyhow, the silver lining of this Sunday-night distraction was stumbling upon a comment posted by a user named “I AM ALWAYS RIGHT […]

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Blind fools, in the service of blind, enervated American elites….

by Tim Condon April 28, 2012

Can extremely highly educated, very widely traveled and knowledgeable people be amazingly, obviously, exceptionally, absolutely blind to the lessons of history? Mark Steyn—who not incidentally lives in the Free State of New Hampshire—explains that, why yes, as a matter of fact they can be. In fact, there’s an example of one—well respected!—who recently wrote a […]

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What brings societies like our to an end? “We all know what will save us and what is destroying us.”

by Tim Condon October 2, 2011

From Victor Davis Hanson, an author and University of California professor of classics: "Redistribution of wealth rather than emphasis on its creation is surely a symptom aging societies…A  new entitlement in a matter of minutes becomes an institutionalized right whose withdrawal causes far more anguish than its prior nonexistence….But as we see now in postmodern America…the […]

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Memorial Day: Remembering What We Did…

by Rick Olson May 30, 2011

Continue Reading Memorial Day: Remembering What We Did…

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“The corrupt alliance of money and political power.”

by Tim Condon March 22, 2011

Yesterday? Robber barons who used money to buy politicians and destroy competition. Today? Robber baron public employee unions who use money to buy politicians and screw the taxpayers. Like I said, I like this guy Bill Whittle. Makes a lot of sense. It’s nice to hear about the self-organizing Third Wave building in opposition to […]

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Milton Friedman on Why the Democrats Tried to Fiscally Destroy New Hampshire

by Tim Condon March 21, 2011

I just ran across this old interview of the sainted Milton Friedman. Couldn’t resist sharing it. As for the Democrats spending New Hampshire into a historically unprecedented $900 million budget deficit (and thus essentially bankrupting the state)? It’s all explained in about the last 30 seconds of the interview. Enjoy!

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The Presidents of the Past…and the state of our country today

by Tim Condon March 15, 2011

This is fascinating. After you’ve watched it, take a look at THIS…also fascinating.

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Testimony or Public Comment?

by Rick Olson February 26, 2011

There were a lot of bills heard this week in Concord…. And there was much public comment that followed… Portions of which were outright lies and confabulation. To support, or not support the legislation at hand….a particular bill. I nearly always refer to any verbal address to committees as public comment, despite others who call […]

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