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Prom attendees’ hands are marked according to COVID-19 vaccination status — and parents, students are angry

A New Hampshire high school marked the hands of last weekend’s prom attendees according to their COVID-19 vaccination status, a move that has upset a number of parents and students — as well as a state lawmaker — but is being defended by the principal,
WBTS-CD reported.

What are the details?

Republican state Rep. Melissa Litchfield wrote on her
Facebook page about the growing controversy surrounding Exeter High School’s prom and told the station she had been contacted by more than a dozen parents.

Litchfield noted to WBTS that some parents and students are upset over the decision to mark the hands of unvaccinated students as they walked into the senior prom: “Children that were not vaccinated were written on in black Sharpie on their hands, and those that were vaccinated had some type of a red marker put on them.”

She shared photos with the station showing hands of prom attendees marked in black.

Image source: WBTS-CD video screenshot

A statement from School Administrative Unit 16 said “dancing was divided among three dance floors. During the dancing, after every few songs they were asked to raise their hands to determine who they were around,” the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

One person who complained to Litchfield said the prom attendees were treated “like prisoners in Nazi Germany. Marking them, thus singling them out, and then having to raise their hands is beyond tolerable,” according to her Facebook post.

“You had to produce your papers, and if you didn’t produce your papers, you were branded with a black Sharpie,” Litchfield added to WBTS. “What does that mean to you? I’m just gonna let it sit there.”


State Rep. Melissa LitchfieldImage source: WBTS-CD video screenshot

‘Parents are afraid to speak up’

The station reported that parents and students who contacted Litchfield refused to go on camera over fear of retaliation from the school district.

“I’m just here because parents are afraid to speak up, and they needed a voice, and I understand,” Litchfield added to WBTS.

What did school officials have to say?

The district told the station that marking prom attendees’ hands was part of the school’s contact tracing system that allowed all students to attend the event whether or not they had been vaccinated.

“Our student and parent feedback has been extremely positive regarding the prom experience,” principal Mike Monahan said in a statement to WBTS. “We are aware that some concerns have been expressed that students were singled out or had their privacy violated. We made every effort possible — while adhering to contact tracing guidelines — to ensure that this did not happen. We hope the community will understand that while no model is perfect, this model let the students enjoy a close to normal and highly desired experience to cap off their senior year. That’s the memory we want to leave them with.”

This district added to the station that students were made aware of the contact tracing system when they registered for prom — but Litchfield said parents didn’t know and are frustrated they couldn’t speak out beforehand.

Anything else?

SAU 16 said the list of prom attendees didn’t contain any personally identifiable information regarding student vaccinations and did not list numbers assigned to students, the paper noted.

“Only a single set of cards with this information exists for tracking purposes, and the class advisor was the only individual that possessed them,” SAU 16 noted, according the Union Leader. “Those cards will be destroyed in the next few days. As a result, there will be no unique identifiers that can be tied back to students who were unable to show proof of vaccination.”

The SAU 16 statement said the prom — which attracted more than 300 attendees — was held outside under a tent, the paper added.

“No contract tracing system is perfect for crowds this large and not all students could be traced in a prom environment,” the SAU 16 statement added, according to the Union Leader. “However, without a contact tracing system, all attendees would have had to be quarantined if there was a positive case tied back to the event.”

SAU 19 told the paper that as of Thursday no COVID-19 cases associated with the prom had been reported.

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Grandmother arrested after not wearing face mask at school board meeting: ‘You’re not enforcing laws’

Kate Bossi, a grandmother and Sunday school teacher from New Hampshire, was arrested on Thursday after refusing to wear a face mask at a school board meeting.

What happened?

Just moments after Bossi arrived at the Timberlane Regional School Board meeting to demand that children no longer be required to wear face masks in school, police arrested Bossi for refusing to wear a face mask.

Video of the incident shows police officers forcibly arrest Bossi after she entered an auditorium without wearing a mask.

“You are violating my rights right now. You are remiss,” Bossi said.

Another man shouted, “Come on Sgt. Porter, you know this is wrong what they’re doing to our kids,” according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Jackie Wydola, the daughter of Bossi, also told officers, “Are you seriously doing this you guys. This is law enforcement. You’re not enforcing laws, you’re enforcing policy. That doesn’t matter.”

The meeting was planned to be held in-person, but was ultimately held remotely. “I didn’t want to jeopardize the health of the staff and the students,” school board chairwoman Kimberly Farah told the Union Leader, referring to maskless people.

Bossi was charged with disorderly conduct, according to her daughter.

What did Bossi say?

The grandmother told the Union Leader police announced her arrest immediately as she attempted to enter the meeting.

“I kept walking into the theater, and he goes, ‘You’re arrested,'” Bossi told WBZ-TV. “And I said, ‘No, I’m taking my seat.'”

Bossi has several grandchildren who attend schools in the Timberlane Regional School District and has concerns over children being forced to wear face masks.

“When you say, ‘Just wear the mask’, you clearly have no understanding of early childhood development, and these are educators,” she explained.

Anything else?

It’s not exactly clear what prompted Bossi’s arrest other than her entering an area that required face masks. According to WBZ, Bossi believes that she may have been arrested illegally.

The New Hampshire Department of Public Health Services, meanwhile, only recommends students wear face masks inside schools. The agency does not require they wear them.

“NH DPHS continues to recommend schools and childcare agencies implement face mask use whenever possible (for students/children, visitors, volunteers, staff, etc.), including outdoors in group settings. Face masks are strongly recommended indoors, especially if students are seated within 6 feet of each other,” the state agency said in recently updated guidance. “Whether or not face masks are required in schools has always been left to local school district/board policy.”

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Democrats debate stripping Iowa and New Hampshire of their early primary status because they’re too white

Two small states have long prided themselves on their quadrennial first-in-the-nation presidential caucus and primary statuses.

Iowans love to brag about their “Hawkeye Cauci” — the first votes cast in the nomination process. The state’s spot on the election calendar gets nearly every Democratic and Republican candidate to make an appearance in the state and brings Iowa outsized media love during bleak winter months. Political and government leaders revel in the extra attention the caucuses bring (well, most years — 2020 was a notorious disaster).

New Hampshire loves to brag about being the first primary in the nation — and even has a law requiring that the secretary of state move the election to be at least a week before any other state holds a similar election (Iowa’s caucuses don’t count).

Now their claims to fame are at risk — all because the Democratic Party believes the states’ populations are too white.

What’s going on?

The Boston Globe reported that, though Republicans are continuing to give traditional deference to Iowa and New Hampshire — potential 2024 GOP hopefuls have already made trips there — Democrats are debating whether the majority-white small states are worthy of holding the first votes.

According to the Globe, the Democratic National Committee is currently holding behind-the-scenes discussions about what to do about these states. Many Democrats are reportedly saying Iowa and New Hampshire should not get to have the first primary contests because their white populations do not reflect the party’s electorate.

Getting in on the action are former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who are both pushing to get their states higher up on the schedule list.

Yadira Sanchez, co-executive director of the advocacy group Poder Latinx, echoed those concerns to the Globe: “We definitely see a need for more diversity in states that are scheduled at the beginning of the election, to properly reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of our country, but also [because] it impacts the issues that are being discussed.”

“Our diversity,” she added, “demands that we see ourselves reflected in the primary process — and not at the end, when decisions have already been made.”

Many New Hampshirites — including several Democrats — are pushing back against the idea of race-based voting.

Bill Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democratic national committeeman and husband of Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is one of those who argues against using skin color to determine the primary schedule.

New Hampshire does a “great job” with its primary, he told the Globe. “We create a level playing field. It doesn’t matter what the color of your skin is. We judge people by the content of their character.”

Still, some Democrats are willing to attack their own state’s white privilege in a fight over primary scheduling. Arnie Arnesen, a New Hampshire radio host and onetime Democratic gubernatorial candidate, told the Globe, “New Hampshire is a white state, it is a rich state, it is an old state, it is a privileged state.”

Law versus party

What about that New Hampshire law that the secretary of state must move the election to a date that makes it the first in the nation? The Democrats will have to determine whether it’s worth the fight, according to the Globe:

New Hampshire state law dictates that it must hold the nation’s first primary, but the national parties set the primary calendar for states. More than a decade ago, when Florida and Michigan did not follow the Democratic Party’s calendar, they were penalized at the convention by having the voting power of their delegates limited.

If New Hampshire rejected a later spot in the calendar, and the national party stripped its delegates’ power, presidential candidates would have to decide whether it was worth coming to the state just for a symbolic victory and some maple syrup.

“New Hampshire has never been about the delegates,” said Dante Scala, a political science professor at the University of New Hampshire. “It’s been about the publicity that winning here means for a candidate. Would candidates be willing to give that up? That becomes the question.”

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‘Senseless, irrational, cowardice bulls**t’: HS track coach refuses to make his athletes wear masks — and says he got fired for it

A New Hampshire high school track coach said he was fired after staunchly refusing to make his athletes wear face masks during competitions as recommended by the state athletic association.

What are the details?

On Thursday afternoon, Bradley Keyes was still listed under “outdoor track” on Pembroke Academy’s website, but he noted on his own school track website that he was fired.

“I just think people haven’t pushed back, and I decided it was time to push back,” he told WBZ-TV in a subsequent interview.

Keyes added to the station that he “didn’t give [the school] any real choice. I backed them into a corner. What I wanted was to make a point. I was hoping the word would get out some, and maybe there would be enough reaction that down the road, maybe in a few weeks or later, some of the restrictions would be changed.”

Keyes, who is not a teacher at Pembroke, told WBZ that he believes face masks on his athletes are fine when they ride a bus together but not while they’re outside competing.

“I wear a mask where I have to. I’ll wear a mask when I go into stores or any private business that wants me to,” he added to the station. “Based on what I read, honestly I don’t believe they do much good.”

‘Senseless, irrational, cowardice bulls**t’

Keyes explained on his website that when he heard most other schools accepted the state mask guidelines and made them requirements, he emailed Pembroke’s athletic director for confirmation — and was told that indeed masks would be required for all races in all meets.

In addition, Keyes said he learned that “masks will be ‘required’ to be worn DURING ALL WORKOUTS on the track during training — but with a wink and nod, athletes are told they can pull them down around their chins!”

He considered quitting on the spot but then simply decided to refuse to follow the mask mandate. Keyes informed athletic director Fred Vezina of his decision in a blunt letter in which the coach called the mask requirement “senseless, irrational, cowardice bulls**t.”

“I’ll come straight to the point,” he told Vezina. “I will not put kids on the track and tell them to run any races while wearing masks.”

Keyes added to athletic director that “I will not stand up in front of the kids and lie to them and tell them that these masks are doing anything worthwhile out in an open field with wind blowing and the sun shining.”

He added that the policy is “insane” that plays on “irrational fears and going along with the sheep.”

“Show me the data on infections, hospitalizations, and deaths for 14-18 year old athletes…” Keyes also wrote in his letter. “I keep hearing that we’re following the science. There is no science behind these restrictions. No, this is not about protecting the athletes, or even their families, it’s all about covering bureaucratic asses. I will not try to convince these kids that what’s being done to them is right, fair, thoughtful, or sensible.”

Keyes — who was in his fourth year as Pembroke’s track coach, according to WBZ — ended his letter by saying, “Fire me if you must.”

The station said it reached out to Pembroke Academy for comment but didn’t received a response.

One of the school’s track athletes, junior David Testerman, told WBZ he loves training with Keyes and agrees with him that wearing masks while running isn’t the greatest idea.

“It gets you really tired … it’s gonna get up to 80 degrees soon, and it’s gonna be really hard for us to keep doing what we live to do,” Testerman noted to the station.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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Horowitz: New Hampshire Republican Gov. Sununu threatens to veto bill barring divisive anti-white curriculum in schools

The reason the left has been so successful in transforming the country even when Republicans are in charge is because Republicans have ceded the education system to the most extreme social engineers in the country. The latest fad is the teaching of “critical race theory,” which essentially abuses young children with white guilt rather than de-emphasizing race altogether. Trump uprooted it from the federal curriculum last year, but now the Biden administration has brought it back in full force.

Now that New Hampshire Republicans won the trifecta of government in the Granite State last November, they can easily get rid of this divisive education curriculum, right? Not if Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has a say in the matter.

The New Hampshire House is planning to vote on HB 544, a bill that would prohibit New Hampshire public schools or government agencies from teaching divisive curricula, such as critical race theory. The bill enumerates the following list of offensive principles that have been percolating throughout the education system, the media, and the government:

(a) One race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex;
(b) The state of New Hampshire or the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist;
(c) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously;
(d) An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex;
(e) Members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex;
(f) An individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex;
(g) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex;
(h) Any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex; or
(i) Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race to oppress another race.

The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a similar bill barring all schools and government officials from teaching diversity training. Iowa House File 802 specifically bars any curriculum teaching “that the United States of America and the state of Iowa are fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist, that an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past and that an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”

Although our country is deeply divided, can’t we all agree that such racist views should have no place in publicly funded and state-sanctioned schools? Evidently not. The left feasts off playing one group against another, which is why its curriculum places identity above all else.

Yet, in a shocking announcement, Gov. Sununu indicated that he would veto this bill. “Look, that bill, as I’ve read it to date, really limits free speech,” said the governor on March 9 to a NHPR show host. “We may not like what is said in a public setting or a school or whatever it is, but that’s the beauty of local control … you don’t control that by having a big government law that says you can’t say certain things. If that’s not changed, I’d very likely veto it” (audio at 47-minute mark).

So, like every RINO, Sununu discovers his conservatism and affinity for the Constitution in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is a man who has locked down his state and is criminalizing the breathing of human beings without masks. He has shredded life, liberty, and property of private citizens and has even criticized the legislature for encouraging “law breaking” by zeroing out his COVID business fines, referring to his edicts as the law and the lawmakers as some pariahs who have no say in legislation. Yet this same man somehow thinks that education institutions run by the state can only silence pro-American voices, but not anti-American curriculum, and that it is somehow protected by the First Amendment?

Also, you gotta love his affinity for localism. Suddenly, he thinks that little towns should be able to control the state’s education process when he knows darn well that New Hampshire is not a home rule state. In other words, localities have less autonomy than in almost any state on nearly every policy issue because the state’s constitution grants no power to towns and cities.

Remember, Sununu is being touted as the great hope of the GOP to win back the Senate for Republicans because he is weighing a challenge to Sen. Maggie Hassan for the Senate seat in 2022. But this is why we have so many liberal Republicans in the Senate. We rely on candidates who are out of touch with the most basic values of their own party in their respective states.

The antithesis of someone like Sununu is Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida. Even without the legislature passing any bill, he announced yesterday that he is banning critical race theory from the schools. “There’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” said the Florida governor at a press conference on Wednesday. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

Indeed, as we are locked in mortal combat for the culture of our civilization, the difference between a DeSantis Republican and a Sununu Republican is greater than the difference between a standard Republican and a Democrat.

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NH governor blasts anti-mask lawmakers after newly sworn-in GOP speaker dies of COVID-19

New Hampshire Republicans are harshly condemning their mask-skeptical colleagues after the newly sworn-in speaker of the state House contracted COVID-19 and died.

State Rep. Dick Hinch, 71, was found dead in his home last Wednesday, one week after he was nominated by his colleagues to serve as New Hampshire’s speaker of the house, the Washington Post reported. On Thursday, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that a medical examination had concluded that Hinch’s death was caused by COVID-19.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu called Hinch a close friend and “tireless leader,” warning that his death should serve as a “cautionary tale” about the risks of refusing to wear a mask.

“For those who are just out there doing the opposite just to make some ridiculous political point, it is horribly wrong,” Sununu said. “Please use your heads. Don’t act like a bunch of children, frankly.”

Other Republicans severely reprimanded their colleagues who have flouted safety and health precautions like mask-wearing.

“Those in our caucus who refused to take precautions are responsible for Dick Hinch’s death,” state Rep. William Marsh (R), a former doctor, tweeted.

Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate have called on Gov. Sununu to provide testing for all lawmakers and their staff who were in attendance on Organization Day, the Dec. 2 in-person ceremony where new members of the legislature were sworn in. Only 270 representatives of the 400-member state House attended the swearing-in ceremony in person. Most Democrats opted to participate in a video conference ceremony on Dec. 3 where they were sworn-in virtually. At the in-person event, about 80 Republican lawmakers were grouped in an area reserved for those who refused to wear masks.

The Concord Monitor reported that Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette said the state is conducting contact tracing to determine who else may have been exposed to the coronavirus by Hinch. To protect the privacy of those involved, the state will not disclose its findings to the public unless it determines there is a need to know.

Following news of Hinch’s death Wednesday, a member of the speaker’s office staff tested positive for COVID-19.

In recent weeks, Republicans have faced criticism for hosting large indoor gatherings with lax social distancing and mask-wearing protocols.

On Nov. 9, state Republicans held an indoor celebration after winning control of both houses of the state legislature in the 2020 elections and none of 50 representatives who were photographed were wearing masks.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said that after another gathering on Nov. 20, four individuals who attended the event tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, Hinch and his office said that all of those who tested positive were isolating and would not participate in Organization Day on Dec. 2, but Democrats blasted Republicans accusing GOP leaders of neglecting to inform them of the outbreak, saying they learned about it from the media, according to the Concord Monitor.

“We know from past sessions many members of the Republican Caucus do not take COVID-19 seriously,” outgoing Democratic Speaker Steve Shurtleff said at the time. “We know it is serious and should be treated that way.”

Following Hinch’s death, Democrats sent a letter to the governor Thursday, blasting Republicans for potentially exposing staffers and their colleagues to the coronavirus at the swearing-in ceremony.

“No one, in any job, should have to fear for their health at work,” the letter said. “The legislature and the entire state government cannot function without dedicated state employees and it is our duty to protect them and all legislators from undue harm.”

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Democrats had major plans to flip state legislatures this year as redistricting looms. They failed … bigly.

Because 2020 was a Census year, there was an increased focus on state legislatures as both parties sought control of the levers of power in states’ redistricting battles.

Democrats were convinced they could flip 10 state legislative chambers in hopes of wielding more control in the upcoming redistricting fights, Fortune reported.

But they failed to flip a single house — and failed miserably.

In fact, the GOP flipped two chambers: the New Hampshire state House and Senate, the National Conference of State Legislatures reported.

With these wins it appears the Republicans will control at least 59 of the 98 partisan chambers (Nebraska has a unicameral, non-partisan Legislature). Arizona’s final results have yet to be reported. Should the GOP keep control there, they would hold 61 state chambers, while the Democrats hold 37.

If that total stays as expected, the Republicans would have full control of 30 state legislatures and the Democrats would have 18.

Only Minnesota’s legislature has a partisan split between the two houses: the Senate is held by the GOP and the House by Democrats.

According to Fortune, the GOP “will control both the House and Senate in 24 out of 36 states that will draw district lines for U.S. Congress, the state legislature itself, or both.” Though every state has a redistricting process, some states use special commissions instead of relying on the legislature.

The NCSL called the few number of legislative chamber flips “phenomenal.” On average, the organization said, 12 chambers flip party control in each general election.

“With just two chamber flips so far, it looks like 2020 will see the least party control changes on Election Day since at least 1944 when only four chambers changed hands,” the NCSL said. “In the 1926 and 1928 elections, only one chamber changed hands.”

Governor races make this even more important

Of course, having control of both houses of the legislature is a powerful tool, but it becomes more significant when the party that runs the Senate and the House also controls the governorship.

The good news for Republicans: They were able to pick up the statewide trifecta in two states.

In New Hampshire, where the GOP flipped control of both houses, the governor, Chris Sununu, is a Republican, meaning the party gained a significant leg up there.

And in Montana, where Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock was term-limited out and the GOP already controlled the legislature, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte handily beat Democrat Mike Cooney, flipping the governor’s mansion from blue to red.

This gives the GOP complete state control in 23 states, compared to Democrats’ control of 15 states, the NCSL said. In 11 states, one of the power positions (governorship, Senate, or House) is held by a different party from the other two.

This story has been updated.

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First votes in: Trump wins NH town 16-5, Biden sweeps another 5-0

The first election results in the nation are in from two tiny New Hampshire towns that, by tradition, cast their ballots at the stroke of midnight.

New Hampshire state law permits any town with fewer than a hundred votes to hold a vote at midnight as long as every voter in town votes.

In the town of Dixville Notch, just south of the Canadian border, former Vice President Joe Biden won the unanimous support of five voters, the Associated Press reports. Biden is the first candidate to sweep the town’s small number of votes since the midnight ballot-casting tradition began in November 1960. Celebrations for the 60th anniversary were unfortunately unable to come together because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Just 12 miles to the south, President Donald Trump won the town of Millsfield in a landslide vote of 16-5. A third town that traditionally casts ballots at midnight, Hart’s Location, canceled the tradition this year because of COVID-19. The town will instead vote from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to the Associated Press, the tradition of midnight voting began in 1948 in the town of White Mountains to accommodate railroad workers who needed to go to work before normal voting hours.

Dixville Notch went for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Millsfield voted for Trump. In Millsfield, 16 of the town’s 21 voters supported Trump, four voted for Clinton, and one wrote in Bernie Sanders. The small elections are often used as bellwethers for how the rest of the country will vote, with varying results.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton barely won New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes. 2020 Battleground state polling has shown Biden leading Trump in the Granite State by about 10 points. But both state Democrats and Republicans say they aren’t relying on the polling to predict the outcome of the election.

“I’m not relying on the polls,” Democrat Paul O’Connor of Portsmouth told WBTS-TV. “If we do that then we are complacent and we are at risk of losing.”

New Hampshire Trump campaign co-chair Fred Doucette dismissed the polls showing Biden ahead.

“Anybody can manipulate a poll. Let’s be real here,” he said. He predicted Trump would outperform his 2016 vote totals and put “a lot of pollsters out of work.”

Doucette touted the Trump campaign’s ground game in New Hampshire, citing 2.3 million door knocks and phone calls from Trump supporters.

“It’s hard to explain that energy, it really is,” Doucette said.

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NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr endorses President Trump for re-election: ‘The kind of teammate I want’

Hockey Hall of Fame legend Bobby Orr is supporting Donald Trump for president.

Orr, a former Bruins player and Florida resident, endorsed the president for re-election in a full-page newspaper advertisement published in Friday’s edition of the New Hampshire Union Leader, Boston.com reported.

“Everyone has an opinion as our upcoming Presidential election approaches, and I am no different. When I look at America during these turbulent times, I keep trying to separate style from substance, fact from fiction,” the advertisement said. “This much I know. Our current President has had to operate under extremely difficult conditions over these past several years. In addition, no leader anywhere signed up with the idea that dealing with a worldwide pandemic would be a part of their mandate. The attacks on our president have been unrelenting since the day he took office. Despite that, President Trump has delivered for all American people, regardless of race, gender, or station in life.

“That’s the kind of teammate I want.”

The two-time Stanley Cup champion asked New Hampshire voters to remember how Trump’s policies have benefited America, even if they don’t like his tweets.

“Perhaps you do not like his tweets or how the President says things sometimes, and that is your right. But remember, this is not a personality contested; it’s about policies and the people those policies assist,” Orr wrote.

“I have never done anything like this before, but I am greatly concerned for the country in which I have raised my family — a country I have grown to love deeply,” he continued. “I want my grandchildren to know the America I know, a place of Patriotism and opportunity.”

“Some of you may still be undecided at this point. Your vote for President Trump would help keep America moving forward in the years ahead.

“So please, join Peggy and me in supporting President Donald J. Trump for re-election in this most important election.”

The New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed Joe Biden for president on Sunday, endorsing a Democrat for the first time in 100 years.

A recent poll conducted by UMass Lowell found that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leads Trump by 10 points in the granite state. According to other polls aggregated by RealClearPolitics, Biden has been leading Trump in the granite state since June.

in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton carried New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Fears She’ll Meet The Same Fate As Epstein & Be Murdered

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t think Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, not does she think she’ll be around to “name names” in the global pedophilia and sex trafficking ring both were a part of. No one will be “allowed” to use the system that was set up to protect the people who set up the system.

Courts, politics, and laws were created to keep the public in line, not to be used against those who set it up to control us.  It’s become absurd that anyone still believes lawsuits against the government (using the government to sue the government) will get them anywhere. If anything, we’ve seen Trump’s inability to do just that over the past three and a half years. This is all by design. Maxwell understands this and is fearful of meeting the same fate as her ex-lover.

“Everyone’s view including Ghislaine’s is Epstein was murdered. She received death threats before she was arrested,” an unnamed friend told The Sun. The friend, who is described as “in regular contact with Maxwell at her secret New Hampshire hideaway,” said the death threats spurred the British socialite to hire security guards, and led her to believe she may not live to see her trial.

A federal judge denied Maxwell bail on Tuesday and ordered the 58-year-old to spend the next year awaiting trial at the Brooklyn Detention Center, where she has been held since shortly after her July 2 arrest in New Hampshire. All of this ensures she’ll be in a location that’s known by those who have a vested interest in her not seeing the inside of a courtroom.

Maxwell, like Epstein, is expected to expose celebrities and politicians if she ever stands trial, which is precisely why she understands she will not.  People need to wake up and realize this. Putting your hopes and faith in a politician or person who is connected at the highest levels of this disturbing cult is worrisome.

This whole situation is starting to look like another psyop. People want to believe the system will somehow deliver justice to those who are the architects of the system.

Lawyer: The MSM Will Report On Ghislaine Maxwell’s Death In Jail

This is all a part of the agenda, and it could very well be a distraction.  There won’t be much that comes out of it as far as using the government to “takedown” these elitists. That should be obvious by now.

Prepare and become more self-sufficient. Things will continue to escalate over the next few months, and having a few extra days worth of food and water wouldn’t hurt.  If you haven’t started preparing yet, it is getting close to being too late. Shelves are emptying and food costs are skyrocketing.  Don’t hang your hopes on Maxwell talking. Prepare and be ready for anything.

 

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Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madame’ Has Been Arrested: Will She Face A Similar Fate?

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We all know Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy high-profile pedophile that flew politicians and celebrities to his disturbing island on the Lolita Express, didn’t kill himself.  Now that his madame has been arrested, perhaps she will not kill herself too while in custody.

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday morning in Bradford New Hampshire where she has been staying in a million-dollar estate. Considering how long she has been on the run, her arrest timing is already suspicious. Washington Free Beacon senior investigative reporter Alana Goodman told “Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday that the circumstances of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, and alleged madam, were “very bizarre.”

“There were rumors of all different places that she was supposedly at,” said Goodman, co-author of A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein. “I mean, some people claimed maybe [Maxwell was in] Paris. I mean, people had spotted her in Paris. There were claims about London. There were claims about, like, the Israeli embassy and things like that,” Goodman added. “There’s been some pretty wild speculation, but I think generally the idea was people assumed she was out of the country.”

What’s strange is that because Maxwell holds citizenship in France, the country of her birth, she likely would not have been extradited from the European nation had she gone there.  It begs the question, why was she just waiting in the U.S. to be arrested? “So it was very surprising that she is hiding out, really under everyone’s noses in the United States, within driving distance of the U.S. attorney’s office that is prosecuting her right now,” Goodman said.

“I think that a lot of the friends of Jeffrey Epstein who were very relieved after he died are probably pretty terrified at this moment,” Goodman told Carlson, “because I think that Ghislaine Maxwell has every incentive to talk in this situation. And if she even pretends that she might open up, she will likely face the same fate as Epstein.

“Epstein is dead … she doesn’t really have to worry about protecting him or anything else at this point. And I think that [the Department of Justice] also has more leeway to potentially kind of deal with her than it did with Epstein because … he was accused of being the kingpin in this situation.”

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New Hampshire Democrat edits Pledge of Allegiance: ‘…with liberty and justice for some’

“…with liberty and justice for all.”

Those are the famed concluding words of the Pledge of Allegiance that every American has recited from their grade-school days. But one New Hampshire Democrat decided to alter the words last week — suggesting that justice does not actually exist in America.

During a New Hampshire executive council meeting last Wednesday, Democrat Debora Pignatelli, executive councilwoman for District 5, said at the end of the pledge, “… with liberty and justice for some,” WMUR-TV reported.

Her reason? She claims the coronavirus pandemic has revealed glaring injustices in America.

“I don’t say it all the time, but it has been clear to me since this coronavirus has started that we need to make some more progress if we’re going to call ourselves a country with liberty and justice for all,” she told WMUR.

“The coronavirus has pointed out and made it clear that we are not a country where everyone is considered equal, and we have a lot more work to do to make this country a place where liberty and justice can live up to its promise,” she explained. “This pandemic has shone a bright light for me about the inequities in our country. That’s what this is about. Nothing more.”

Gov. Chris Sununu (R) and the other four council members — two Republicans and two Democrats — recited the pledge correctly.

Not surprisingly, Pignatelli’s edit did not sit well with Republicans.

New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Steve Stepanek condemned Pignatelli as “disgraceful” and told her she needs to apologize.

In response, Pignatelli said she did not mean disrespect by changing the words, and reiterated her belief that the “COVID-19 pandemic has shown a bright light on the inequities in our society.”

“We have always known about the unfairness in the way some people are treated but now it is crystal clear. We surely have much work to do to make it a more fair society, don’t you agree?” she wrote in an email.

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After banning plastic grocery bags for the environment, some states are liberating them over coronavirus concerns

Massachusetts joined New Hampshire in banning reusable bags and freeing one-use plastic and paper grocery bags over concerns that they were threatening public health during the coronavirus epidemic.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, banned reusable grocery bags and explicitly cited concerns that they could help spread the virus currently ravaging countries around the globe.

“Our grocery store workers are on the front lines of COVID-19, working around the clock to keep New Hampshire families fed,” said Sununu in a statement. “With identified community transmission, it is important that shoppers keep their reusable bags at home given the potential risk to baggers, grocers and customers.”

On Wednesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also liberated plastic bags from their dishonorable exile.

“From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted,” said Baker.

The temporary order also banned stores from charging for plastic or paper bags.

While many local and state governments banned plastic bags out of environmental concerns, many studies have shown that these bans are ineffective, and some show that they result in even worse outcomes for the environment.

Here’s more on how plastic grocery bags are being set free:


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New Hampshire lawsuit challenges state’s coronavirus ban on big gatherings on First Amendment grounds

The ongoing outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus — formally known as COVID-19 — has prompted state and local officials around the country to bar people from getting together in large groups and even leaving their homes in some cases. A recent lawsuit in New Hampshire, however, is challenging one of those orders on constitutional grounds.

According to a story published Thursday in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the plaintiffs in the case say that their First Amendment rights to peaceable assembly have been violated by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent order banning gatherings of over 50 people:

“To be clear, of course we do not wish the spread of COVID-19,” said Dan Hynes of Manchester, the lawyer representing the three people who brought the suit.

“However, the government should not be acting in an unconstitutional manner in order to possibly address their concerns.”

In the court filing, Hynes said Sununu has every legal right to advise citizens not to gather in large crowds, but he said that mandating this behavior runs afoul of constitutional protections.

Sununu announced the statewide prohibition of “scheduled public gatherings over 50 people” on Monday along with a mandatory restriction on dine-in services at the state’s restaurants and bars. The restrictions are in place until April 7.

“This action will help slow the spread of this virus in New Hampshire,” Sununu said in a written statement. “We do not take this decision lightly. This will be hard, but we are all in this together.”

“We can choose to assemble if that is our desire. What cannot occur is one man in a position of power deciding to strip us of our rights in the name of safety and without due process,” one plaintiff said in the news release, according to the Associated Press.

In response to the lawsuit, a spokesman for Gov. Sununu told the Associated Press that the order was both within the governor’s authority as well as in line other actions taken around the country, and said, “We are confident the court will agree.”

On Thursday, New Hampshire health officials said the Granite State had 44 confirmed cases of the new disease up from 39 the day before, according to WHDH-TV.

New Hampshire isn’t the only state to ban temporarily large public gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The governors of New York, California, Ohio, Washington state, and Oregon took similar steps last week, according to the Washington Examiner.

This week, the governor of Wisconsin announced a public gatherings of 10 or more people, according Wisconsin Public Radio, while WCSH-TV reported that Maine’s governor announced a ban on events of the same size.

On Monday, the White House issued guidance that people avoid getting together in groups of more than 10 people for two weeks in order to help slow the spread of the virus.

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Threats of left-wing violence lead Dartmouth College Republicans to cancel talk on opioid crisis and need for border security

Citing concerns over left-wing threats of violence, the Dartmouth College Republicans indefinitely postponed a policy talk on the need for border security and New Hampshire’s opioid crisis, NHJournal reported.

What are the details?

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corky Messner was slated to speak Tuesday on “Building a Wall Against Drugs: The Need for Border Security to End the Opioid Crisis,” the outlet said.

“The security risk has outpaced our capacity to handle the potential protests. Given the reaction and the subject matter, and the threats against our members, we’re facing a security problem bigger than we can handle,” Daniel Bring, chairman of the Dartmouth College Republicans, told NHJournal. “There’s a large contingent of radical leftists on campus who have descended on events in the past in order to shut down speech they don’t agree with. They pound on doors, rush the podium and harass the speakers. The backlash has been so great, we’re not prepared to say we will have the necessary security.”

Bring added to the outlet that group members have received specific threats and alerted campus security and Hanover police: “It’s not just a single comment here or there; it’s the wider situation and the threat of radical, intense protests.”

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Griffin Mackey, secretary of Dartmouth College Republicans, told NHJournal that members heard threats directed toward the group as well as Messner.

“We don’t know if they were serious or not, but our first priority has to be an event that’s safe and where people who want to hear our speaker feel welcome,” Mackey said.

Mackey added to the outlet that he was concerned about tactics College Democrats have used in the past, noting that when conservative author David Horowitz spoke in 2018, College Democrats showed up with laptops, sat in the crowd, logged on to porn sites, and cranked up the volume. “I’m not kidding,” he said.

What did Messner have to say?

Messner told NHJournal that he’s frequently “encountered situations where the healthy exchange of ideas is discouraged by those who apparently feel threatened by even the existence of opposing viewpoints” and that “the situation at Dartmouth College is the most egregious example I’ve encountered of this intellectual intolerance. Thanks to the efforts of those agitators who disagree with the planned event topic — the mere topic itself, mind you — we are denied the right to assemble, the right to listen to others’ viewpoints — to even express ourselves. Ironically, freedom of speech is demonized at an institution of higher learning, where expression and exploration of ideas should be exalted, not stamped out.”

No sympathy from College Democrats

“When the College Republicans encounter pushback for hosting racist events, they cry censorship,” Katie Smith, communications director for Dartmouth College Democrats, added to the outlet. “It is not censorship to call out racism when you see it. We encourage everyone to use their right to free speech to voice their opinion on the matter.”

In addition, NHJournal said College Democrats issued a statement denouncing the “xenophobia and racism” of the talk, saying they “unequivocally condemn this illegitimate excuse for a ‘policy talk.’ We won’t stand for the racism and anti-immigrant policies propagated by Corky Messner and endorsed by the Dartmouth College Republicans.”

What did other opponents of the talk have to say?

“The College Republicans can — and I cannot stress this enough — f*** off,” a class of 2023 member tweeted, the outlet said.

“I say Dartmouth Twitter should band together and jump the College Republicans for that email/event. I’m sure none of them can fight,” another commenter tweeted, adding an invitation to a progressive counter-event, NHJournal said.

Anything else?

The New Hampshire Federation of College Republicans issued a statement calling the threats “an insult to the First Amendment,” the outlet said.

“The right to freedom of speech and thought is a unique value in our society that is increasingly under attack from the far left, especially on our college campuses,” the statement continued, according the NHJournal. “This type of behavior should not be tolerated by Dartmouth College or its administration — it’s time for colleges and universities to stand up and denounce this type of egregious behavior by their extreme left students.”

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Longtime Democrat whose viral essay praises supporters of President Trump says she had to turn off Facebook reviews after leftist attacks

A mere few days ago, Karlyn Borysenko was a relatively anonymous Democrat of two decades, organizational psychologist, and “compulsive knitter.”

But that was so last week.

Borysenko’s essay “After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020” went viral by the end of the week and caught the attention of the likes of Glenn Beck, founder of TheBlaze, as well as “Fox & Friends” — which interviewed her Saturday.

What are the details?

In her essay, Borysenko described herself as “one of those Democrats who considered anyone who voted for Trump a racist. I thought they were horrible (yes, even deplorable) and worked very hard to eliminate their voices from my spaces by unfriending or blocking people who spoke about their support of him, however minor their comments.”

But then Borysenko said she began observing the vitriol coming from her leftist circles — and it began to disturb her. And when she started peering over to the other side of the aisle, she found herself surprised.

“The more voices outside the left that I listened to, the more I realized that these were not bad people,” Borysenko wrote. “They were not racists, nazis, or white supremacists. We had differences of opinions on social and economic issues, but a difference of opinion does not make your opponent inherently evil. And they could justify their opinions using arguments, rather than the shouting and ranting I saw coming from my side of the aisle.”

With that, she decided to attend a rally for President Donald Trump in New Hampshire — her very first. Not that she was a budding fan: “I do not believe that Trump’s attitude is worthy of the highest office in the land. I abhor his Twitter. I am vehemently opposed to so many of his policies. But still, I wanted to see for myself.”

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So, I headed over an hour and a half before the doors were scheduled to open — which was four hours before Trump was set to take the stage — and the line already stretched a mile away from the entrance to the arena. As I waited, I chatted with the folks around me. And contrary to all the fears expressed, they were so nice. I was not harassed or intimidated, and I was never in fear of my safety even for a moment. These were average, everyday people. They were veterans, schoolteachers, and small business owners who had come from all over the place for the thrill of attending this rally. They were upbeat and excited. In chatting, I even let it slip that I was a Democrat. The reaction: “Good for you! Welcome!”

Once we got inside, the atmosphere was jubilant. It was more like attending a rock concert than a political rally. People were genuinely enjoying themselves. Some were even dancing to music being played over the loudspeakers. It was so different than any other political event I had ever attended. Even the energy around Barack Obama in 2008 didn’t feel like this.

After the rally, Borysenko — who said she voted for former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire primary — said she would be “changing my voter registration from Democrat to Independent and walking away from the party I’ve spent the past 20 years in to sit in the middle for a while.”

What’s more, she said the Democrats are in for an “ass-kicking” come November: “I truly believe that it doesn’t matter who the Democrats nominate: Trump is going to trounce them. If you don’t believe me, attend one of his rallies and see for yourself. Don’t worry, they really won’t hurt you.”

Leftists attack

Indeed, Borysenko has been dealing with overnight celebrity status, but not all of the attention has been positive. She tweeted Sunday that she had to “turn off the reviews on my Facebook page because people I’ve never spoken to, and have certainly never worked with, don’t like that I wrote an article that said ‘Trump supporters are not Nazis.'”

She added in another tweet that “after the last few days I see the left in a whole new way.”

Not that Borysenko is deterred from sharing further thoughts — in fact, she also said she’s “thinking about doing a follow-up about the experiences of Trump supporters who have been excommunicated from their family/friend/social circles because they support him.”

Encouragement, once again, from outside the left-wing bubble

Amid the pushback and attacks over Borysenko’s piece, her Twitter feed is full of encouragement from outside the left-wing bubble. Here’s one fitting example she especially appreciated:

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New Hampshire man arrested for assaulting 15-year-old Trump supporter at primary polling tent

Police say a 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old who was wearing a Trump campaign hat at a polling tent at his high school in New Hampshire.

Patrick Bradley was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct by Windham Police.

The teen was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at the time of the assault, according to Fox News.

He was reportedly volunteering at a polling location for the New Hampshire primary at his high school, when Bradley slapped him. Two volunteers attempted to intervene, but Bradley reportedly assaulted them as well.

Police say he’s also accused of knocking over signage and attempting to knock over the tent.

The teen’s mother, Cathy Campbell, says he’s traumatized because of the altercation.

“My son stayed home from school on Tuesday for a doctor’s appointment and we drove by the high school to go vote. When we got there, we saw Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, and my son was over the moon,” she said. “My son is the most patriotic kid you’d ever meet in your life.”

The campaign confirmed to Fox News that Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle were at the event.

“I was apprehensive about him wearing the MAGA hat, because we know it can provoke and we know people don’t like Trump,” Campbell explained. “But he wore the hat because he’s a proud 15-year-old and he doesn’t know what people are going to be like.”

Campbell told Fox News the jaw of another man, who intervened, was broken in the assault.

Bradley is being held on $5,000 bail.

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