Ed Naile, CNHT

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Tuesday
Apr292008

Be Careful What You Scheme For

Here is how the deal works regarding House Bill 1408 which is on the fast track to do two things:

  1. Gut RSA 91-A - The Right To Know Law.
  2. Become the largest membership drive The Coalition of NH Taxpayers ever had.

Some basics about RSA 91-A:

If you ask for public documents from an unwilling public body they play several cards. One is to delay the handing over of the documents until AFTER they may be helpful to the taxpayer requesting them.

Should you go to court, after weeks or months of asking for documents, they will magically appear the day before the hearing. With a straight face town or school counsel will tell a judge that they have already complied with the law so there is no case to be heard. I have had this happen in court more often than not. It is a standard technique of municipal counsel. Attorney Paul Apple of Upton and Hatfield used this ploy against The Windsor Coalition of Taxpayers in March of 2007. Attorney Matt Upton of the same firm tried this on me in 2005. Attorney Bob Bossie of Manchester used this trick in 1991 against me in Deering regarding bid-rigged bridge plans. It is standard operating procedure.

You have to remember, this is New Hampshire and we have one of the worst superior court systems in the country. It is an official laughing stock of self serving nit wits in black dress up. No brag, just fact. Municipal lawyers know there is no real penalty for hiding documents.

Except.

The dilemma for the newly formed Right to Know Commission which has been trying over the past five years to gut 91-A is, now that since withholding documents is for the most part not a problem, how to allow secret meetings. This is a problem because without the sacred secret meeting, many tax and spend municipal boards could not function the way they do now. Without bid rigging, selecting certain like-minded friends for positions, or cutting deals behind the backs of other people on the board, what fun would it be to hold office?

The Right to Know Commission tried, unsuccessfully, with HB 377 and HB 626 to actually write into the law ways for secret meeting to be held. They had language which said “outside communications” as they refer to them, can be held if someone keeps notes and lets the next meeting know what they were scheming. That blew up in their faces. What if the next meeting is an “outside communication” and the one after that?

Now in HB 1408 they just slide in some new language regarding the much anticipated “Outside Communications.” In a new paragraph, “outside communications” are allowed as long as they do not circumvent the “spirit of the law.”

This is really laughable and sad at the same time.

So now you catch a school board having a secret meeting such as the Strafford School Board did at a restaurant named Cassidy’s back in March. They met and drafted a letter to the community to support the $11.2 million dollar school that failed before and after this not so secret, secret meeting.

I had their secret e-mail thanking everyone for coming shortly after it was sent. CNHT winds up several of these emails every election cycle and always will. When you hide something from other members of a board they often get cranky and send evidence to the only organization in NH that will help - CNHT.

Here is why the RTKC wants to get “outside communications” in the statute BEFORE any language about penalties is adopted.

Say we catch, as we surely will, a school board meeting about, say, a certain engineer to hire for a new addition. They hold the meeting at “Cassidy’s” again and get caught by another potential bidder. All they have to do is say they had no idea they were “circumventing the spirit of the law.” A taxpayer bringing the case would have to prove otherwise, such as an admission, or letter saying “let’s circumvent the spirit of the law.” This is next to impossible.

If you think this is not going to happen then you have only to wait.

It will not be long.

But there is a new way to punish “outside communications” and it will be “outside the box” not in court.

Tuesday
Apr292008

Lightning Hits A Mud Puddle

Talk about a good time for under twenty bucks. I went with Mrs. Rightwing Extremist to see Ben Stein’s new movie “Expelled.” It was a hoot to say the least.

You would assume the movie is about “Intelligent Design” versus Darwinism but that is a tiny portion of the offering. This flick is about how liberals, progressives, socialists and other communitarian crackpots react to a miniscule encroachment into their fuzzy world of the intellectual domination of America.

Pick your issue, Darwinism, man-made global warming, socialism as the savior of mankind, education, anything the left wants to sell as its area of expertise and you have the makings of a movie like Expelled.

I have read “Ben Stein’s Diary” in American Spectator and from his articles describing life in California you can see that he understands the liberal mind. He accepts it as an area of exploration – not as something you can argue with reasonably. This is the entire effort behind his movie.

There has to be more material like this in the pipeline. It was cheap to make. Ben Stein loves to make movies and be around sets and the like. Please Ben do more!

Without giving away any details of the film, here is my humble review:

Expelled is like watching an autopsy performed in a fun house of mirrors and old news reels. That is it.

One other thing, Ben Stein asks a liberal, moonbat scientist who is a devout Darwinist to simply explain how life started on Earth. His answer might as well been “on the tips of the horns of unicorns” for all the sense it made. His answer, was in fact, shorter and less detailed than the one I just gave. You have to check this movie out.

Another glaring example of the mind of the left is the seething, barely repressed, anger of the Darwinist liberals. Much of that will be vented against the film itself in the marketplace but Stein will do well anyway. I suggest he do more with a visual of how a single cell works. Imagine people paying to go to a science class.

Good work Ben Stein.

Tuesday
Apr292008

The BookWORM Loses Again!!

"The universally applicable requirements of Indiana's voter-identification law are eminently reasonable. The burden of acquiring, possessing and showing a free photo identification is simply not severe, because it does not 'even represent a significant increase over the usual burdens of voting,” so said US Supreme Court Justice Scalia in the recent decision over voter identification.

This ruling is going to shake up our ever more lax election process in America.

One of the dissenters in the Voter ID case was the tiny mind from New Hampshire, David Souter. If there was some way for New Hampshire to apologize to the rest of the country for this guy being on the Supreme Court we should do it. He is an utter embarrassment.

Here is his David Souter’s flimsy, paper thin, excuse for handing a vehicle for voter fraud to those who wield it in election after election: Voter ID, "threatens to impose nontrivial burdens on the voting rights of tens of thousands of the state's citizens," “targets of the law, he said, are "voters who are poor and old."

What, no racial connection Mr. Souter? Where is your liberal bleeding heart? I thought you guys never passed up a chance to label your opponents as racists.

In any case you lost, thank goodness only two moonbat justices sided with you.

David Souter, sad, sad, little man.

Saturday
Apr262008

Call Moe and Shemp Next Time

I got a message from one of the people in our CNHT office, Judy, the gracious, talented, professional, secretary who works here with Cornerstone Policy Network, that they received a phone call from a very, very unhappy New Hampshire state representative. (Sorry Judy, they let almost anyone have a phone these days so you have to listen to cranks now and then.)

Immediately I thought, hmm; state representative, angry, calls non-profit to bitterly complain about receiving and invitation to a prayer meeting – must be a liberal.

Bingo! Some character named Larry Brown, of Strafford, who, unfortunately for New Hampshire, won a seat in the Legislature back in 2004, is upset enough at being invited to a prayer breakfast for legislators he had to take time from his busy schedule to call and complain about it.

I was told he wants “off the CPR list.”

News flash Larry!!!!!

The “list” your name is on is the roster of State Legislators.

What a surprise. This is the same mistake one former State Rep., Ray Buckley, made a few years back when he sent CPR a prissy letter asking to be taken “off the list.” We printed his letter in our Taxing Times newspaper for statewide enjoyment because it was so amusing.

So I took the time to look up Rep Larry Brown’s legislative record to see what kind of a liberal he is.

Heavy reading for sure, not many State Representatives would tackle the third rail of all legislation like Larry did in his recent and only bill this session, his masterpiece, the all consuming - House Bill 1221. Here is the most important issue of our time, according to Representative Larry:

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Powers and Duties; Trees. Amend RSA 289:7 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III. Cemetery trustees shall have the power to control and preserve all shrubs, trees, and other greenery within the cemetery, within the right of way of the cemetery, and which extend over the border of the cemetery. No one shall remove or otherwise damage shrubs, trees, and other greenery which is on cemetery property, within the right of way of the cemetery, or which extends over the border of the cemetery without the written permission of a majority of the board of cemetery trustees or municipal equivalent.

Another news flash Rep. Larry!

Under RSA 289:7 Cemetery trustees already have power over the trees and shrubs in and around the cemetery, in sections 289:7 I (a-b-c-d).

Maybe that is why your bill was voted, Inexpedient to Legislate.

You know, Rep. Larry, Cornerstone Policy Network has some talented people that answer their phones. Maybe we can get one of them to find you a number for some counseling.

Tuesday
Apr222008

Can I Get A Recycled Amen

Here is a borrowed Wikipedia definition of religion – for lack of something better.

A religion is a set of beliefs and practices, often centered upon specific supernatural and moral claims about reality, the cosmos, and human nature, and often codified as prayer, ritual, and religious law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction.

You have already heard all about how if you don’t follow a certain path to “enlightenment” your entire world will end in eternal flames.

There is the moral code of doing what is expected of you towards the greater good.

And you certainly have to believe in this supernatural claim even though it is not something you can touch or see, or that science can explain.

It is all about faith.

Welcome to EARTH DAY!

But I could be wrong.

Socialism refers to the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community.[1] This control may be either direct—exercised through popular collectives such as workers' councils—or indirect—exercised on behalf of the people by the state. As an economic system, socialism is often characterized by state, worker, or community ownership of the means of production, goals which have been attributed to, and claimed by, a number of political parties and governments throughout history.

Here is a little quote from Gaylord Nelson – creator of Earth Day:

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around.

In any case, Earth Day is probably some sort of moonbat hybrid. So enjoy!

We only have weeks to live before our tiny planet heats up, freezes, floods, dries out, then gets hit by a meteor.