Ed Naile, CNHT

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Sunday
Dec072008

High Stakes Whack-A-Mole

Once again it was the action of taxpayer activists from all over the country that contributed to exposing former Dover, NH City Manger Paul “Leecher” Beecher to the Hingham, Ma. news outlets and Board of Selectmen BEFORE the vote to hire a new Town Manger, of which Beecher was one of three finalists. It is reported that this position paid over $200,000.00.

Beecher History in Kansas City, Mo.

 

From a headline in the Kansas City (Missouri) Star newspaper on Aug. 21, 1991: "City Hall official resigns Purchase of lights for Kemper Arena cost Paul Beecher his job." Staff Writer James C. Fitzpatrick's lead sentence read, "Assistant Kansas City Manager Paul Beecher resigned Tuesday for buying a $948,000 lighting system for Kemper Arena without City Council approval."

 

Beecher History in Dover, NH.

During Paul Beecher’s final days as Dover, NH City Manager, he signed a new contract with Dover’s Police Chief for $3,189,310.27. Included in this 10-year contract was an acceleration of paid vacation, which reached 34 weeks in the final year of the contract. During this final year, his salary and benefits would cost the taxpayers of the City of Dover $473,229.92. Being Beecher was head of The NH Municipal Association he knew full well an employee’s pension is based upon their last three highest salary years before retirement. Together with health insurance benefits for life, this contract would cost this community millions and millions of dollars, during and well after his contract expires. The NH retirement system is rife with deals like this and is one reason the system is so unstable.

Beecher History in Kingman, Az.

The headline in the Kingman (Arizona)Daily Miner on Aug. 8, 2007, read, "Another day, another lawsuit: Former economic director sues for unpaid wages; Council unaware of Beecher-signed severance." Staff Writer Nicholas Wilbur, Beecher signed a contract for severance pay a week after City Council cut funding to the economic development director's department and a week before Council voted on leaving money in the next year's budget for a severance for that director. When Council voted against leaving in the money, the members were unaware that a contract already existed, and when the director didn't receive his check on July 1, the end of the fiscal year and first day of his unemployment, he filed a claim against the city for unpaid wages.

"When we voted not to give him the severance, we didn't know about the agreement," said Councilman Kerry Deering, who cast one of the nay votes. "He didn't volunteer that information at the meeting, and the city manager didn't (either)."
The day the article published, Mayor Les Byram called a special meeting to re-evaluate Beecher, his second review in as many months. After 50 minutes of deliberation in executive session Friday, Council reconvened the public meeting and voted unanimously to fire Beecher, effective immediately.

 

From The Kingman Minor, August 12, 2007. “The latest issue, made public Wednesday, was a claim brought against the city by former Economic Development Director Jeff Weir (A Beecher created position) regarding a severance agreement signed by Beecher without Council's knowledge.
This may have been the straw that broke the camel's back, as the special meeting was called immediately after Council was informed of the claim.
According to Weir's attorney, Weir and Beecher had signed a severance agreement about a week after Council voted in May to cut Weir's position and all funding to his department. But at the next meeting, the mayor and six Council members voted against leaving any money in the budget for severance, and they cast their votes without the knowledge that a legal contract was already in place. Now Weir is targeting Beecher and the city of Kingman for
unpaid wages.

Due to a state law, he's entitled to triple the $23,750 salary payout. Including unpaid leave and benefits, the bill is around $90,600, not including attorney fees, which Weir is also requesting be paid.

Council didn't learn that Beecher had signed a severance agreement with Weir until three months after it was signed - and after Weir's attorney served the city with the claim.

Watson said she had spoken with Beecher before the meeting Friday to discuss, in part, why he didn't tell Council.

"When I met with him about it, he just said he was sorry, that he was wrong but gave no explanation," she said.

Deering also said Beecher had no comment other than to say "he just goofed up."

 

Beecher future as a City Manager:

Zero, if taxpayer activists can stay one step ahead of him. Let’s stop pretending the consistent pattern of making huge financial deals behind the backs of elected officials he works for is some sort of “goof up”. This pattern of abuse of office is cold, hard, and calculated and designed to divert power from the elected municipal officials to the hired position of city manager.

 



 

 

Wednesday
Dec032008

Help Us Barak, Now

Ouch!

 

It looks like the Mumbai Police are going to administer “truth serum” to Azam Amir Kasab the single terrorist captured by India after the terrorist attack there last week.

 

There must be some way American liberals can stop this horror. Human Rights Watch or some holier-than-thou non-profit must have some pull in India.

 

Send Sean Penn or Big Mac Moore. Please don’t let the police in India mess up any chance at groveling before the terrorist’s dusty, smelly, sandals.

 

If we sit by with the World’s President and Messiah at the head of our nation, not officially but meta-physically at least, I will finally have to say I am ashamed at our country.

 

What will the rest of the world think of the new “CHANGED” America if we don’t do something!

 

(From news accounts it looks like the Mumbai Terrorist used cocaine to keep them awake. What if the “truth serum” sparks complications with that medication? We could be held liable.)

Wednesday
Dec032008

Blue Dog? What's A Blue Dog?

Whistling past the Republican gave yard by liberal Democrats is more and more in evidence with each chant that the Right has to jettison most its core beliefs if it has any hope to win an election ever again.

 

Oh how the left wants to see “sensible” Republicans drop, for example, all the messy pro-life nonsense they believe the Hard Right demands.

 

They say, “See how we Democrats suddenly don’t care about registering or banning guns! If we can do that why can't you drop that pro-life stuff.”

 

Really, Democrats have dropped the anti-gun, pro-criminal agenda they have held since the sixties? I think not. The nanosecond liberals think they can get away with it gun registration and confiscation will begin. Any political observer with an ounce of integrity or an understanding of history will tell you that.

 

So what’s the hold up with gun bans and registration now that the Democrats control Congress and the Oval Office? Why not sponsor some national gun registration, ban, or confiscation? How about some expensive new federal programs on top of that?

 

Two words: Blue Dogs.

 

Believe it or not there are Democrats that have to survive outside of a liberal vote ghetto. Not every elected Democrat can count on being re-elected after being indicted for taking bribes, failing to report vacation home income, insider dealing, or having sex with any number of people from within or without their own gender or gender in transition.

 

That’s right, there exists a group of these Blue Dog Democrats, numbering about 51 or so, who live under the threat of paying a price for supporting not only gun controll but the new multiple billion dollar bailouts, or what I like to call, life support spending supplements to failed businesses or liberal programs with dependable voting blocks.

 

Excuse me if the very public and long running battle inside the Republican Party by conservatives to eject RINOS and elect REAL Republicans who are fiscally responsible, want smaller government, believe in the Constitution, want to control crime, will defend the country from foreign and domestic enemies, and are pro-life, looks like a party in a state of collapse.

 

Just don’t forget that the Hard Left, Progressives, Socialists, and Moonbats are steering the Democrat Party. The liberal agenda of the Left in America has not changed; it just covers itself in vague doubletalk such as Vision and Change. The Liberal Agenda in America has cost the MSM its credibility as well. And without the momentum of hate against President Bush to propel it, much of its energy will soon dissipate.

 

At some point, the world of hard core left socialist desires and desire to survive by the Blue Dogs who claim to be fiscal moderates, will collide with the common sense of American voters when the smoke of the last four year election campaign subsides and the conmy staggers.

 

I’m thinking the ultimate confrontation between the two factions in the Democrat Party will look even sadder as the media tries to pretend it isn’t happening.

 

Web sites will steal even more news consumers from TV and the pulp media. And that is a good thing.

 

Wednesday
Dec032008

Local Control

One out of three, it is a simple problem. You are a selectman and have to choose one of three finalists for a job as Hingham Ma., Town Administrator on December 4, 2008.

 

Ah, but then the past of one of the finalists comes up, sooooooo sad.

 

Too bad for former Dover City Manager, former Kingman Arizona City Manager, former Kansas City, City Manager, former head of NHMA, Paul Beecher, that some people, say like us taxpayer activists, have long memories.

 

Here is a quote from the Mayor of Kingman, Arizona about former employee Paul Beecher:

“Kingman Mayor Monica Gates accused him (Mr. Beecher) of working short days and ruling with “an iron fist.” He was fired after the council learned that he had signed a $28,000 severance agreement with the city’s economic director without consulting them.” (Thank you Patriot Ledger, Dec. 3, 2008)

Sign a SEVERANCE AGREEMENT behind the backs of the elected officials of Kingman Arizona? Why, didn’t Paul Beecher do the same thing in Dover New Hampshire when he was City Manager here?

Answer: Yes he did! A suit brought by a single taxpayer, Ed Bleiler, of Dover about that secret pay and benefits case is still in court and will be heard in January.

Mr. Beecher pulled the same, behind the backs of the elected officials contract scheme, regarding a whisker less than one million dollar street light contract in Kansas City, before he escaped from that job and landed in Dover, NH.

And now he is appealing to Hingham Ma., gunning for another no heavy lifting job in the public sector as their Town Administrator.

But as luck and Google would have it, The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers spotted the news article about Paul Beecher in the Boston Globe. A few quick calls to our pals, Citizens for Limited Taxation in Ma., Mr. Bleiler in Dover, some elected officials representing Hingham, Kingman Arizona, a newspaper or two, and what do you know, the odds against Paul Beecher being able to sign some juicy off budget deals with fresh faces in his newly selected victim community are pretty slim.

Now for a teaching moment:

The reason public scam artists like Paul Beecher sign secret pay/benefits deals with chosen employees or contractors in the municipality or school they work in is because it BUYS, with taxpayer dollars, blind obedience from the beneficiaries. It is that simple and very effective.

This trick is what convicted Town Clerk Rosie McNamara did in the late 90’s with $2.4 million in misappropriated funds in Ashland NH. She “loaned” through a pay advance, $20,000.00 to the police chief so he could buy a home.

I caught case of it in Deering when I was a selectman here. Our selectman’s secretary slipped $1,500.00 more into the road agent’s credit union account and $350.00 more in our police chief’s account than came out of their checks.

Former SAU #34 Superintendent Leo Corriveau signed off on a $46,000.00 grant that disappeared into the NH Federation of Teachers accounts without a trace. Top officials of that gang all retired abruptly, soon after.

If you look at news reports now at Northwood’s SAU #44 you will see that the School Superintendent is in trouble for skimming grant money from the school budget to pay certain teachers a few extra bucks without school board knowledge then hid the audit.

Welcome to “Municipal Empire Building 101”.

I hope, and have good reason to believe, Hingham Ma. has dodged the “Beecher Bullet” this time. And I guarantee Mr. Beecher will be out again on Dec. 5 looking for a new municipality to scam.

For taxpayers who want accountability from their municipality, this is how it is, this is how it works. It takes constant vigilance and a combined effort with others who have done this before if you want to be successful.

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Nov302008

E-Mail Bag

Something sent to me, thought it was a hoot:

A Modern Parable

A Japanese company (Toyota) and the Big Three American companies (Ford Motor, GM & Chrysler) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. All the teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile……………………

The Americans companies, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management teams made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American teams had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, the American management teams hired consulting companies and paid them all large amounts of money for second opinions.

The American Big Three were advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, all three of the rowing team's management structure were totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager for each team but with different fancy colored boats with trick paddles.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat on each team greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners and free pens for all three of the rowers. There were discussions among themselves of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses along with fancy team building junkets.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles………………………………….

Humiliated, the American Big Three’s management laid off the rowers for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India.

Sadly, The End………………………….

Here's something else to think about: Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make money paying American wages.

TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter's results:

TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses.

Ford folks are still scratching their heads…..GM folks are scratching their heads……..Chrysler folks are scratching their heads

 

Then they all boarded their corporate jets and flew to Washington DC to ask the government idiots there for a bailout.