Ed Naile, CNHT

Hear Ed Naile every Wednesday morning on WLMW 90.7 FM on the Girard at Large radio show or listen to the archives at Voter Fraud Radio
Monday
Jul282008

Sticks And Stones Won't Break My ANTI-TAX Bones

This is all so confusing, this anti-tax stuff.

I am an efficient small government - personal responsibility activist of sorts – home grown. I have no degree from any community college or nothin.

No wonder the anti-tax label confuses me, being I am on the inside (NHInsider.com, get it?) of some of what is called the anti-tax movement in NH.

Here goes.

Recently, a REAL journalist from what is still called Union Leader wrote about the anti-tax movement folks (The NH Advantage Coalition) in our state getting signatures on a spending cap petition in Manchester where our REAL journalist has a weekly REAL journalist column.

Here is a line from the Union Leader REAL journalist article about spending cap volunteers collecting signatures:

"I'd say we're at a little more than 80 percent," said Simmons , the anti-tax group's executive director. "Eh, let's just say 80 percent. We'll play it conservative."

Now if I have it right this crackerjack journalist refers to SPENDING CAP petitioners as ANTI-TAX.

So what do we do with Windsor, NH?

Our Windsor Coalition of NH Taxpayers group has been fighting to get property taxes collected from everyone in town who owes taxes, as per state law, even friends and relatives of the elected officials in town.

Is the Windsor Coalition an anti-tax group? Could they be a pro-tax group? Might they be an efficient small government - personal responsibility group? Some of the biggest obstacles in this skirmish happen to be the foot-draggers at the NH Dept of Revenue who have allowed this to go on for at least 8 years. (All the records previous to that are missing.)

Are you telling me the NH Department of Revenue is ANTI -TAX?

This so confusing to someone without a degree

Monday
Jul282008

I Left My Brains - In San Francisco

Imagine defending high gas prices. It takes “courage” for a politician to step up to the plate and say out loud that the only way to an oil free utopia is through pain at the pump – Americans have to submit to the will of OPEC and start conserving and converting to alternative forms of fuel for their automobiles.

 

Soon to be ex-NH congressperson Carol Shea-Porter has that courage, albeit passed down from her boss, San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi. But change takes “courage” none the less.

 

With friends like Pelosi handing down orders on how to vote and what is good for NH citizens, what more in the way of friends could a progressive politician want?

 

More good news: The Sierra Socialist Club is going to do pro high gas prices radio spots for Shea-Porter here in NH. Like everything else about Shea-Porter the ads will most likely be generated at the multimillion dollar home of the Sierra Socialists Club – in San Francisco – what a coincidence.

 

That’s our gal Carol, always looking out for us here in the Granite State – with the help of some of America’s far left moonbat fringe.

 

I was thinking.

 

When liberals in Congress finally put these nasty oil companies out of business – and that is the goal right – we’re not just doing this to extort more money from them are we, then we can live happily ever after with recycled paper shopping bags and car tires made out of pine cones.

 

That’s not crazy it’s the courage to provide change.

 

Friday
Jul252008

Did I Mention They Have The Highest Dropout Rate In The State?

 

 

 

Let’s face it, the Hillsboro/Deering school system is a dump. It has been for a long time and will be for a much longer time. They have tried every imaginable education fad and attracted several education guru superintendents to no avail.

 

The school budget is as bloated and mismanaged as it can be because that is the ultimate goal of the school. They have a “the community owes us” mentality and it is backed up by a solid collection of incompetents who jealously guard their precious rice bowl. Fine with me, I did my part when I was on their buildings and grounds committee and prevented the looting of an $180,000.00 capital improvements budget by this crowd.

 

Well I was back at the Hillsboro/ Deering School Board meeting last night for some love.

 

It seems I broke up the current evening’s hate momentum which was “Let’s get Board member John Segedy!” Mr. Segedy has assumed the position of whipping boy of those responsible for ruining the school.

 

It their usual pattern, the school ruiners were out in farce taking turns – and personal shots, at school board member John Segedy under the guise of running for, or supporting someone running for, the open seat on the five member board – the last education guru and “for the childrenista” quit as chairperson a few glorious weeks ago leaving a gaping opportunity for another sensible person like Segedy on the board.

 

And now I come along representing the Durham family and Joel Durham the special needs student Hills/Deering is trying to wrestle away from the professional physical rehabilitation facility he has been at for six years. (I suspect this about a grant of some sort and Joel is a needed number in a quota.)

 

My simple mission last night was to read a statement by one of Joel’s – this would be the most recent statement, neurologists. This neurologist is the top guy in the country, located at Dartmouth Hospital where Joel has spent some time recently while MEDICAL professionals try to adjust his medication to combat debilitating seizures he has been having.

 

The chairperson of the H/D School Board approached us before my attempt to read this letter and tried to tell us we were not supposed to speak at this meeting but rather at the next one. Having no one to tell her what to do she relented when we insisted that THIS meeting was the NEXT meeting we were to be placed on when we requested to be at the NEXT meeting during their PREVIOUS meeting.

 

I was allowed to speak after the sanctimonious clown posse was finished abusing Mr. Segedy.

 

Deja vu. I had somewhat of a flashback. Attending the school board meeting was a daring duo of Deering’s finest summer people, professional educators who “do it for the children” not the promise of a no heavy lifting, zero responsibility for anything, taxpayer funded summer vacation machine.

 

Deering summer resident, Ray Petty, was one of these loudmouths, transpose the self-righteous publicity hound Rev. Gene Robinson for Ray and you have a pretty good picture of what Segedy is dealing with. The other guy with Ray was just as self-important and haughty, blathering on about how the school board members who do not agree with a majority should submit to their will. He also thrilled us with his laughable education credentials. I remember these two from Deering politics. Sad people.

 

My turn.

 

As I approached the board, Cathy Pepper the chairperson and vegetable in charge, readied her orders: the school policy was not to discuss students at open meetings. I let them know that this was about the HEATH and SAFETY of a student. No matter. Policy is policy even though we had long ago waived the Right to Know Law regarding this issue. The Board would stick with their lawyer’s fuzzy interpretation of RSA 91-A.

 

Interesting. We TAKE the admitted not quite on point advice of the LAWYER and REJECT the advice of two neurologists regarding the SAFETY of a student - in the name of the children.

 

I let them know that I will publish everything we talk about, no matter what. John Segedy asked to overrule the Chair’s decision and Joel lost the vote. (In the background Ray Petty was shouting across the room and in a constant mumble to those around him. Why is it so many education professionals have trouble with their emotions?)

 

But wait! I thought it was everyone else in the room full of education professionals who are “for the children.”

 

Business as usual.

Wednesday
Jul232008

Don't Mess With Little America

CNHT has a request from some of the 16 homeowners and taxpayers situated on a small peninsula on a lake in Milton for some help with an odd threat to their right to access their property. Here goes:

 

The homeowners received a letter dated 11/29/07 from New Hampshire Northcoast (NHN), a railroad, stating that according to their information the 200’ road that leads from a public highway to the peninsula and in the process crosses their train tracks is a “private way.” The company does not provide any proof that this 200’ of paved road, the only access to the peninsula, also known as Little America, is “private” – proving something like this can become a sticky wicket in jolly old New England.

 

Next, the company offers the suggestion that the homeowners get liability insurance to cross HNH tracks. Remember that recently, just up the tracks from Little America, two teenage girls were run over by a train while laying across the tracks getting a sun tan. The HNH letter states that Little America is required to “document their rights’ to cross the tracks with a contract which typically includes insurance.

 

HNH sends a copy of a state law, RSA 373:10, which if read objectively has no requirement for Little America to do anything. The railroad also sent a suggested insurance policy format.

 

Nice try, but Little America ain’t buying. They have deeds with rights of way over those tracks that go back to the 1940’s at least.

 

Next HNH sends a follow up letter on 5/29/08 stating that HNH will have no alternative but to close the crossing as of August 1, 2008. HNH also claims once more that the street in question, Ohio Street, is private. Once again no proof of a vote by the town or any other evidence Ohio St. is private. This is where CNHT comes in.

 

I went to the Milton Selectmen’s meeting two weeks ago, a two hour drive, and let them have a Right to Know request for the deeds to the property involved. They complied and shazaam, it turns out the land on which Ohio Street is situated is owned by (drum roll please)…the State of New Hampshire!

 

Now readers, you’re an enlightened bunch, here are some other facts and laws.

 

Ohio Street is paved – done so by owners years ago

Little America had deeded rights of way.

Little America has public water and the Town has water facilities on the peninsula.

The town has been plowing the road for a long time.

The land is owned by the State of NH.

Anyone is allowed and has always been allowed to use Ohio Street as a public way.

 

373:1 Facilities. – It shall be the duty of every railroad to provide suitable crossings, stations and other facilities for the accommodation of the public, and suitable gates, crossings, cattle passes and other facilities for the accommodation of persons whose lands are divided, or are separated from a highway, by a railroad.

 

373:6-a Private Crossings Used by Public. – Whenever it shall appear, after notice and hearing held by the department of transportation upon its own motion or upon petition of any interested party, that an existing grade crossing is being used as a public highway and the adjacent approach or approaches thereto are maintained for use in a manner similar to a public highway, the department of transportation may require the same to be laid out, constructed and protected, and the costs thereof apportioned in accordance with the provisions of this chapter provided that the railroad shall not be charged with any of the said costs.

 

373:10 Railroad Signs, Gates and Other Protection. – Every railroad shall construct, or improve, and operate and maintain at every grade crossing of its railroad with another railroad or highway such warning signs, gates or other protection; it shall so regulate the speed of its trains across any grade crossing and it shall give such appropriate warning of the approach of its trains to any grade crossing as the department of transportation, after notice and hearing, may find necessary in the interest of safety of the railroad or of the public; provided, however, that cost of constructing or improving such warning signs, gates or other protection shall be apportioned in accordance with the provisions of RSA 373:3. The railroad shall maintain signs, signals, gates or other equipment installed within the limits of its right of way, after the installation thereof.

 

And my favorite:

Closing of Highway Crossings

Section 373:24

    373:24 Service of Orders. – In the case of a private crossing, such order shall be served upon the railroad and the landowner affected, or his legal representative. In the case of public crossings, service shall be made upon the railroad, the clerk or clerks of the towns directly served by such crossing, and, in addition, the order shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation throughout the county where such crossing is located.

Source. 1935, 110:3. RL 299:41. 1951, 203:58 par. 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1951.

If on August 1, 2008 the railroad company, HNH, does indeed close the access to 16 private homes along with the town water facilities without first going through the owner, the State of NH, the process of DOT hearings, and notice and agreement of the Town of Milton they need to have their heads examined.

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jul202008

Americans For Prosperity NH

A New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) meeting was held in Manchester at the Radisson Hotel on Saturday, its the first in what will be an ongoing series of much needed taxpayer training schools.

I was there.

Glen Caroline, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association (NRA’s) Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) was the (great) featured speaker at the grassroots school designed to educate New Hampshire citizens about economic policy and help them become more involved in the policy-making process.

Simply put, the training gives citizens nuts-and-bolts know-how about being successful in political activism. The program included instruction on how to write letters to the editor and how to effectively contact elected officials, plus effective ways to organize neighbors, communities, and like-minded citizens, just like the NRA is famous for.

And I noticed a little something I have not seen for a while – two gentlemen sitting next to me who were taking extensive notes. Some of the best activists I have known in my twenty years doing this I have I met at workshops just like the one AFPF was holding.

AFPF New Hampshire Director, Corey Lewandowski, is an old friend of mine from a past political campaign or two and had this to say:

“Grassroots groups like ours are essential to preserving a vibrant democracy. Our goal is to equip citizens with the facts and figures and know-how to make the case for limited government.”

I’m all for it. The more freedom groups active in New Hampshire the better!