Ed Naile, CNHT

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Thursday
Nov272008

Mumbai

Some information about the terrorist attacks in India you may not get in the press right now:

 

My wife Debbie is a flight attendant and her company has flights into Mumbai. The flights originate out of Atlanta where she is based.

 

The Atlanta flights to Mumbai started November 1, so she has a schedule and has looked at those flights as part of her job. We have in the recent past talked about places she would or would not travel to as part of her employment and were never really interested in Mumbai.

 

That being said it is interesting to me that a target of the terrorists was a hotel her company contracts with for a set of rooms, at least 15, for rotating employees.

 

I think that if the terrorists who attacked so many locations at once in India were working with anyone involved with any hotel or had a way of knowing what rooms were contracted by any American firms it would show how sophisticated an operation it was. So far the news is terrorists were asking for passports of Americans and Brits.

 

From what my wife can tell looking at news reports and a company schedule, the incoming crew who would have been on their way to their rooms from the airport and may not have been there when the bombs exploded. The outgoing crew, from what we can discern had already left.

 

As we get details of this attack it may help to factor this type of information in, especially for people who travel internationally.

 

As a side note: my wife was headed to Boston to go to work on September 11, 2001 just hours after the hijacked planes leaving there had left.

 

Small, dangerous world.

Wednesday
Nov262008

Moonbatenomics

Let us compare our NH self-made budget “crisis” with the US financial collapse we are currently supporting with an $8 billion or so taxpayer IOU life-support bailout. The debt shoveled onto American taxpayers to bail out banks that sold bundled Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgages, which anyone with a brain knew were never going to be paid back, as assets is more than can be sustained in the real world. This real world consists of another Ponzi scheme known as Social Security, which comes to a screeching halt in about 2018 when it pays out more than it takes in.

 

Our Democrat Congress of Pelosi, Reid, Rangel and Frank have a self-created crisis of epic proportions to exploit in the name of larger government. Good for them. It is what they have worked for all their political careers. All they have to do is BORROW us into submission.

 

The socialist Democrats in Congress will blame their takeover of the mortgage industry, lending industry, car industry, or any other group looking for a handout on the failure of capitalism.

 

Tax and spend and elect Democrats will have more power to wield from DC as more entities take the money. Anyone who wants a handout will support them, donate to their campaigns, write glowing news stories about them, whatever keeps the money/power machine grinding along.

 

Here in NH our tax and spend Democrat majority is doing the same thing but coming from a different angle.

 

Our NH liberals are hell bent on SPENDING NH into an irretrievable debt which only more taxes, preferably in the form of broad-based taxes sent to their power base in Concord, can get us out of. It is more of a risky endeavor in NH since the governor wants a career framing him as a frugal master of our state budget – which is laughable to say the least.

 

But facts are still facts.

 

Under the fresh new Democrat approach to the 2008-9 $10.3 billion budget, the General Fund, the part that comes out of NH taxpayers pockets, $4.8 billion, increased by 17.5%. That is the largest increase in twenty years.

 

You will hear tax and spend moonbat legislators claim the budget only went up 11%. Sure, if you add in all the federal money we spend. It’s like the dropout rate in a school being arrived at by adding ALL students, including pre-school and kindergarten, rather than just the high school alone. Pad the total - lower the final figure, like the 11% is a sensible increase in itself.

 

Speaking of padding a budget.

The new Democrat approach to NH State Budgets allows for inventing revenue which everyone knows will never appear so as to offset the 17.5% spending spree. Oh the pent up desire to do good things with other people’s money. It was just too much for our NH libs left out in the cold for so long. They dove at the chance to spend like a big bass goes for a fat worm.

 

Now the moonbat job in NH is to try, by any means possible, to get voters to believe this NH SPENDING DEFICIT is the result of a bad national economy.

 

You know, the national Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac socialist experiment in giving mortgages to people who can not pay them back may off in a big way for NH Democrats if they can make this lie stick.

 

So I ask you NH taxpayers.

 

When is the last time a moonbat told you the truth?

 

 

Monday
Nov242008

Change

It is rather interesting to watch the Messiah of CHANGE transition his new ideas and fresh approach to America's problems into  a weak mirror image of the former Clinton Administration.

Now we have an empty suit for a President-elect and it is apparent he has no secret wunderkind list of advisors to lean on for advice, nor new ideas to help him CHANGE America.

The real test for the community organizer is when the Clintonistas, Pelosi, Reid, and convicted felon George Soros decide to run the show themselves.

That test will be far worse than any thrown at him by either the economy or foreign events.

Who will the media side with?

 

 

Saturday
Nov152008

What Never Happens Happened Again

State Rep. candidate Tom Keane of Bow set the record straight yesterday by following through on a request for a recount of his race in Bow/Dunbarton with a hand count of the ballots. I helped, along with a small band of Tom’s other friends.

 

If you have never been involved with a recount of machine ballots and may want to do so some day, here is what you are in for – a long suffering Kabuki Dance.

 

Tom Keane was suspicious of the end tally of totals from Bow and Dunbarton as well as the disposition of some of the absentee ballots. Tom he asked for a recount even though he lost by 58 votes, 1.01% of the total cast. A total of 58 votes are hard to make up in a recount of the ballots because there are often very few ballots where the intent of the voter may be in question.

 

So as is the silly tradition here in NH we dump out, in front of a slew of observers, the sealed ballot materials from election day and go through the motions of hand counting each and every one, which unless you won or lost by less that 10 votes is a waste of everyone’s time.

 

The quickest and easiest and probably most effective way to re-count would be to FIRST take the documents from election day, what I like to call tally sheets, and look for mathematical mistakes. WE don’t do that. No, we act as though the thousands of marked ballots hold some secret final number the machines and ballot clerks did not see when in fact it is in the Town Moderator’s ADDITION of the votes cast where you will often find problems.

 

From 1:00 PM to about 5:5:00 we went through the motions of counting all the ballots the machines and ballot clerks counted already, winding up with something like a 3 or 4 vote difference. Not quite the 58 Tom needed.

 

Ah, but when the totals of all votes counted were re-totaled there was a 70 vote difference. That would be 70 as in a 7 and a 0 side by side. And in the world of numbers 70 is larger than 58.

 

In this case the 70 vote difference seems to be an error in one candidate’s total in one town.

 

BOTTOM LINE: We hand count for hours each and every ballot for voter intent and find only three votes changed. But we add up the totals of the same ballots and find a 70 vote difference in one candidate's final result! The election results remain the same because that 70 vote difference did not change the position Tom Keane was in at the end of the six person race for three seats.

 

We could have avoided the four hours of Kabuki recounting had we simply counted the total of UNUSED ballots and matched them with the USED ballots or had state-generated, efficient, understandable tally sheets from election day and simply reviewed the math and looked for a 70 vote mistake.

 

But we don’t do that in NH and we NEVER have recounts that have more than a handful of mistakes, do we?

 

 

Wednesday
Nov122008

Inside News From Last Week's Election

I asked Fred Leonard of Rochester Concerned Taxpayers to throw together some thoughts about what happened with the spending cap vote there.

Hi Ed,

 

Good news indeed! After over a decade of banging away at the local liberals, we  have a huge victory with the passage of the tax & spending cap. With 70% of the votes cast for the cap, Rochester's voters sent the message loud and clear to the City Council, city manager and the school board - no more out of control spending!

 

The Rochester Concerned Taxpayers Association, using the language provided by the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition, spent 5 months campaigning to put an end of spending and taxing that has outstripped the taxpayer’s ability to pay in Rochester. We used signs, letters to the editor, public input at City Council workshop meetings, press releases, our website (largely provided by our great friends at the CNHT!) and newspaper ads along with radio ads and a mailer supplied by the NHAC to wage a battle against the long entrenched liberal establishment.

 

Even though the public labor unions joined forces and threw everything they had at us for the last 2 weeks leading up to the election, Rochester taxpayers knew that the tax & spending cap was the mechanism that would help leave more money in their pockets. With an economy that is growing weaker by the day, sky rocketing food, home fuel, gas and other vital living costs rising faster than people can keep up with, taxes and the economy were the issues of the day on November 4th. Messages of the world crumbling and the sky falling from the IAFF and the AFT were no match for a taxpaying public worried about job lose and higher taxes.

 

This is truly a great victory in an otherwise gloomy conservative environment in NH. It appears that while the GOP has long been the stalwarts of fiscal conservatism, the democrats were able to put together a better ground game and steal the typical conservative vote. We want all conservatives in NH to know that they can take the battle to the big spenders and win.

 

The message is simply and it can even be accomplished with a small handful of people. We were able to sustain a 5 month multipronged approach with just 10-12 people meeting once a month, at first, and then once a week with 2 1/2 months before the election. We used countless phone calls and emails to communicate and strategize amongst our dedicated little group between meetings. And, in the end, 9,755 people of Rochester voted themselves one big tax relief!

It just might be that the way to take back NH is one city and town at a time with the most fundamental issue most near and dear to most taxpayers.

 

Fred Leonard