Political Blogging

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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Democ-Rats Abandoning the SS Obama, and Romney Upstages him, too.

by Mike May 28, 2012

H/T Thomas Lifson at American Thinker, who noted that professional Democrats are abandoning Obama’s apparently ill-fated re-election campaign. Typical amongst them, former SF mayor, Willie Brown, pictured. Obama’s re-election campaign – the thrill is gone Willie Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 05/27/12 The president’s trip to the Bay Area last week made it painfully clear that the Barack […]

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BlogBurst: The Psychopathic (Leftist) Evil That Stacy McCain is Exposing

by Mike May 25, 2012

Stacy is getting lots of help in his quest to expose the evil of Brett Kimberlin, including this video by Lee Stranahan, and exposure of the story by Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, and many others. On Friday, Lee Stranahan is encouraging an Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin day – to ensure that he is thoroughly exposed […]

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Blogging The Truth Can Be Dangerous – Stacy McCain at an Undisclosed Location

by Mike May 22, 2012

Updated and bumped, with a minor correction and more information on the pure evil of Brett Kimberlin, also the heroism of Aaron Walker, a lawyer who stood up to Kimberlin. See details here at the Fraud Files blog. Stacy tells me he’s still “Living well at an undisclosed location”, and he has another major entry […]

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FORWARD: Socialism or Death! Are You Serious Mr President? Are You Serious?

by Mike April 30, 2012

Barry the Marxist and Joe the Gaffer rolled out a new campaign slogan today, but just like most ideas from the left, it has an old and tarnished history. H/T the Drudge Report, for picking up on the Washington Times article titled New Obama Slogan Has Long Ties To Marxism, Socialism, and adding the rather […]

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Secret Service – Uh, Scratch That!

by Mike April 23, 2012
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This will be a ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Election

by Mike April 19, 2012

Cartoon of the day – H/T Cowboy Byte: But wait, there’s more! Over at Politico is a story on the new hashtag #ObamaDogRecipes, which includes such gems as: ‘Beagles with cream cheese’ (sorry Snoopy) and ‘Eggs Rover easy’ – coming soon to a diner near the White House??

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Live from Cain’s Revolution

by Mike April 16, 2012

The event is over, but look out for lots of video as I process it all, and links to the official videos when available.

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Cain’s Revolution: Breitbart Tribute and Video

by Mike April 16, 2012

Three of Breitbart’s senior staff, Larry Solov, Sonnie Johnson, and Steven Bannon, discussed their experience with Andrew, and their excitement at being involved with Herman Cain’s “Army of Davids” in the battle against the Left. After their moving speeches, a short tribute video was shown. These people are motivated to carry on the work of […]

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Live Blogging: Dateline DC – The Cain Revolution is on!

by Mike April 15, 2012

Live from DC in time for Tax Day – Grokster Mike is once more on the trail of Herman Cain, who promises to stay active, and promote candidates who are for limited government and tax reform. Here’s a short clip from Herman – much more to follow as the event unfolds:

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Mr Murphy Goes to Meredith – Our Own Skip Murphy is Nominated for National Committeeman

by Mike April 14, 2012

At the conclusion of a long day of NHGOP politicking, National Committeeman Steve DuPrey was renominated by Grant Bosse, and then a dark horse was proposed for the position: Mary Bonser nominated our very own Skip Murphy. Listen to the nominations, the candidate speeches, and the final results for National Committeewoman and Committeeman:

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Pictures from Nullify Now! Philadelphia, and a Cheesesteak

by Mike April 9, 2012

Federalism is the Cure

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Nullify Now! Philadelphia – Opening Sessions: Michael Boldin and Sheriff Mack

by Mike April 9, 2012

Just a half mile from the Liberty Bell, in the birthplace of our Constitution, The Tenth Amendment Center and their partners Foundation for a Free Society, held the Philadelphia edition of their travelling workshop on the constitution, and the use of Nullification by the states and the people to render bad Federal acts Null and […]

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Constitutional Lesson by ‘The Forgotten Men’: Federalism is the Cure!

by Mike April 8, 2012

Continuing our video from Nullify Now! Philadelphia, please meet The “Forgotten Men”, Josh Lyons (left) and Mark Kreslins (right), who are hosts of a weekly radio show in Baltimore, which is basically a live lesson in civics and the constitution. These fine men, along with their Producer, researcher, and occasional co-host, Scott Strzelcyzk, have dedicated […]

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Nullify Now! Philadelphia – Closing Keynote by Thomas Woods

by Mike April 8, 2012

The Grok was present for the Nullify Now! Philadelphia event last weekend and got some video of key speeches. This is the official video of Toms Woods’ closing keynote, and it’s a barn-stormer as usual – look for more videos of Michael Boldin, Sheriff Richard Mack, The Forgotten Men, and Jerome Corsi coming up soon. […]

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Picture of the Day: “Burning Springs” – 330 Years Before Fracking

by Mike March 28, 2012
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BE BREITBART: Update 2: Right To Know Request – IT and HR records for NH DES employee, Richard de Seve

by Skip March 25, 2012

Mr. Murphy, As we discussed yesterday, I have mailed the Department of Environmental Services’ initial response to your request for records.  A courtesy copy is attached hereto as a PDF file.  Also attached is a PDF copy of DES’ Electronic Communications Policy. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you (Emphasis mine, above)  […]

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BE BREITBART: Update 1: Right To Know Request – IT and HR records for NH DES employee, Richard de Seve

by Skip March 24, 2012

To recap, we caught wind that a NH Dept. Of Environmental Services employee, Richard de Seve (former lawyer, chapter VP in the NH SEIU), was politically blogging on the taxpayer dime and time.  So, we decided to find out what the State had to say about it and found this IT policy concerning the use […]

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One Nation Under Socialism – Jon McNaughton

by Mike March 22, 2012

When the left creates offensive art, we conservatives are expected to suck it up, such as when Andres Serrano published the photo “Piss Christ“, funded by your taxes. When Conservatives produce privately funded art which is critical of a liberal icon, the liberals are disdainful at best, scathing at worst. Here’s video of McNaughton describing […]

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Santorum Blogger Conference Call on Obamacare and Consistency

by Mike March 22, 2012

This afternoon, Granite Grok was one of a select number of conservative bloggers on a conference call with Senator Rick Santorum, and several of us got to ask questions of the candidate – the transcript is the best approximation that my typing skills could muster, and thanks to Pete, DaTechGuy, for some corrections: Senator Santorum: […]

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Mark Levin Discusses ‘Ameritopia’ at the Reagan Library

by Mike March 19, 2012

If you haven’t read “The Great One’s” dissertation on the follies of Utopia, and the left’s efforts to transform this great country into “Ameritopia”, you are missing a superb educational book. Here, in this C-Span video, Mark discusses “Ameritopia”, and you can get a terrific insight into its profundity. Click the picture to jump to […]

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Ovide LaMontagne at the Rye Republicans, March 10th, Talks Candidacy and Education (CACR12)

by Mike March 11, 2012

NH Gubernatorial candidate, Ovide LaMontagne, spoke to the Rye Republicans this morning on his candidacy. Topics covered included Ovide’s background, the NH constitution and education, the claremont decisions, and CACR12. In particular, Ovide spoke about the historical relationship between the state and town governments under the NH constitution, the damage done by Claremont, and how […]

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Online Classes: Tenth Amendment 101 & Nullification 101 plus Q&A

by Mike March 9, 2012

Single Session Course on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  (This weekend and next.) Do you want to understand the constitution – AND – what to do about it when it’s violated? THEN YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! The Tenther 101 Course is really 3 courses in one!  It’s a 3 hour live online course that […]

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Stacy Goes to Hell (MI): All in the Interests of Journalism, Of Course!

by Mike February 26, 2012

As hinted in the prior post, Stacy McCain’s Saturday night plans involved a trip to Hell, Michigan to check out the local denizens of the dark, where he found that he was altogether overdressed for the occasion. Being, of course, compelled to keep an ear open for political discourse, he concluded, based on a random […]

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On the Road Again: Stacy McCain Follows the Campaign Trail to Super Tuesday

by Mike February 26, 2012

Grok friend, Robert Stacy (The Other) McCain, a devotee of the Hunter S Thompson school of Gonzo Journalism, is on the road again in pursuit of news and unusual angles along the primary trail to Super Tuesday. (Thanks to Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints for the picture.) True to the Gonzo style, Stacy […]

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Hollis GOP, Local Candidates, and the Tenth Amendment Center

by Mike February 25, 2012

Pete DaTechGuy was kind enough to drive up from MA to  join a local GOP meeting here in Hollis, NH, and record the proceedings for posterity, while Mar-Mar fed the horde, and I ferried in the guest of honor, Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center, who was also speaking at the FSP’s Liberty Forum […]

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Grover Norquist Shills for Obama Crony’s Wireless Boondoggle

by Mike February 16, 2012

I got an email – below – from Grover Norquist at ATR requesting the recipients take action and sign a petition to free up spectrum for wireless expansion. All well and good, but the thinly veiled subplot was to demand that Congress force the FCC to permit Obama cronies Lightsquared to use spectrum adjacent to the GPS […]

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CPAC Straw Poll: We Want Mittens with Principles!!

by Mike February 13, 2012

Yeah, that makes no sense, but that’s the conundrum posed by the CPAC Straw Poll results this weekend. The poll was conducted in two parts, CPAC attendees and National. A unique ID was provided to each registrant, and 3408 of the approximately 10,000 attendees voted. Link to the charts is below, but here is the […]

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