Ed Naile, CNHT

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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?




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


The Devil Is In The Details Of Change

These are some of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. If you are a conservative and know what America is in for with a far left socialist/Marxist team of Democrats in power this set of rules may be for you.


This is the set of rules, along with structural feminism, and Black Liberation Theology, Obama lives by. You should understand and use them yourself. These techniques are designed for those out of power who want their opponents off balance and constantly on the defense.

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do. (The media and pollsters cover number one for Obama. To believe them is to believe everyone is an Obama supporter. It has taken years but now in 2008 most people know both the media and pollsters are biased.)

Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
The result is confusion, fear, and retreat. (Obama’s talking points are very limited and have almost no specifics. Supporters repeat his limited offerings religiously. Always confront them with a serious question and demand an answer. Obama people will not enjoy championing this guy if they are met with tough questions.)

Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat. (Watch Obama fall back on race on every issue he can leverage it into. Learn to recognize this technique and out him. Conservatives should stay with their traditional values and defend them. Obama can not say in public what he really wants.)

Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.” (How many times do you hear people say: “Imagine if a Republican did that?” This is a favorite tool of the left. Don’t let them use it on your friends. Never abandon a friend who is unjustly attacked.)

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage. (Liberals are ALWAYS portrayed as clever or smart, or even a Messiah - but conservatives cling to their religion, bias, and guns. Television shows carry the heavy load for liberals, 24/7. But how smart is it to promote political philosophies that have ruined every country in which they have been tried and killed millions of people? This crowd that follows Obama is supposed to get communism right this time? I don’t think so. Conservatives are bound by rules, morality, and facts, point it out to friends. It is a pathetically easy trick to spot.)

Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.” (Liberals LOVE to protest, chant, dress up, scream yell, “speak truth to power”, go to Oliver Stone movies, and generally make asses of themselves for fun and to blow off steam because many suffer from repressed anger. The mere fact that conservatives exist drives some of them nuts – go with it. Let them know you enjoy doing battle with them. Liberals are now responsible for everything that goes wrong in America. It will be a cornucopia of excess to exploit.)

Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues. (Liberals can drop an issue and pick up a new one at the drop of a hat with media help. If it isn’t in the news it doesn’t matter. The internet provides an alternative. Use it.)

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.” (Obama and his Democrats are IN POWER, they lost this tool and should suffer harshly from it.)

Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. (A lot of the socialist agenda of Obama will cause a backlash. He only knows campaigning, no voting “present” for him now. It’s put up and back up. No way out. When any portion of his socialist agenda fails it should become legend by being pointed out endlessly)

Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?” (Just try and get a straight answer out of Obama or his cronies. He is armed with quips and smart ass campaign comments. Always point it out to people. He will never change his spots.)

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame. (This is what is being done to Sarah Palin by the media NOW because the left fears her ability to stay on message against them. Don’t let it happen when you are around. Obama puts his foot in his mouth every time he strays from the teleprompter. Biden is a gaff-a-minute machine. Point it out, write about it, hammer it home. They earned the spotlight.)


My Rules for Conservatives is dedicated to Saul Alinsky who dedicated his Rules for Radicals to Satan.


The Messiah Takes A Shot

Obama has his first press conference and finally get to specifics about consulting past presidents for advice:

"I have spoken to all of them who are living," he says. "I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any séances," he says.

Nice shot - quality guy.

Just what America needs and exactly what 47% of us expected from him.

Goes to show he is out of his league and trades quips for policy or answers when the teleprompter is pointed in the other direction.


The Amsterdam Democrat Salutes You

Just found this interesting! The Stolen Valor Act was a DEMOCRAT initiative.

Fake Military Heroes

Update 1 FEB 2007 - The Stolen Valor Act is passed, and effective December 2006 it is a Federal offense to wear of claim to have earned US medals:

Under the Stolen Valor Act it is now a Federal Offense, punishable by up to $5,000 fine and six months in jail (double that if the offense involves valor awards or the Purple Heart), to claim VERBALLY or in WRITING, to have received any military award you did not. This means among other things that:

  • If you put in your website, on your resume, or even just verbally claim that you received ANY medal or medals you did not--even something as basic as a campaign ribbon, you have violated Federal law.

  • If you claim, verbally or in writing, to be a former Ranger, Seal, Delta, USAF Pararescueman, Special Forces, etc. (elite units identified by special BADGES), you have violated Federal Law. (Since Jump Wings are a military badge, claiming jump status would also be a violation.

  • If you are in a chat room (remember, logs are easy to obtain) or even at your local watering hole, and try to impress a member of the opposite sex with false tales of heroism, elite unit status, or medals, you are committing a Federal offense.

If you know anyone who has made false claims of valor, contact the FBI immediately and INSIST that they arrest the offender.