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
Saturday
Sep132008

Obama/Shaheen - Carter's Dream Team, You Hear What They Say But You Know What They Mean

Have you heard US Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen’s new ad tying George Bush to her opponent, US Senator John Sununu?

How original, right out of the 2008 Democrat three note songbook; we hate Bush, we hate Bush, we really hate Bush. I guess when you have such an investment in resentment it is hard to let go – even if the guy isn’t on the ballot in November.

But wait! Didn’t Jeanne Shaheen cut her teeth on the single worst administration in our 232 year history? I believe so.

It was here in NH that Jeanne Shaheen and her hubbie spearheaded the Carter for President Campaign. Hiding his left-wing bent, Carter TALKED about tax cuts but delivered an economic disaster.

Thank you Jeanne Shaheen for Jimmy Carter!

Carter allowed communism to advance, unchecked, around the world.

And we have Jimmy to thank for his part in abandoning the Sha of Iran to the Islamic fundamentalists we deal with now – or should I say President Bush deals with.

Americans were held hostage in Iran and held for 444 days. Carter attacked Iran with helicopters in a pathetic, failed, rescue attempt. In the four miserable years Carter was at the helm our military suffered significant funding and moral problems, many enlisted people qualified for or were on food stamps.

The Carter years saw the price of gas double. In 1980, the year Carter left office, inflation was 13%, interest rates were 21%.

Carter grew government by 17%, creating the Depts. of Education and Energy, two colossal failures.

Here is a quote from Time Magazine regarding his economic speech to the nation:

“Speaking earnestly and somberly, Carter opened by stating that "persistent high inflation threatens the economic security of our country," and that "this dangerous situation calls for urgent measures." He admitted in effect that the budget he submitted in January, which called for a deficit of $15.8 billion and which he termed at the tune "prudent and responsible," had become obsolete in only seven weeks. But the troubles had been building up for more than a decade, said Carter, and they could be traced largely to "our failure in Government, as individuals and as a society to live within our means." Glossing over his own record of rapidly rising spending and huge deficits, both of which contradicted his firm campaign pledges of 1976, …”

The liberals in New Hampshire and Washington have learned nothing since the Carter/Shaheen days.

Wednesday
Sep102008

Cover Your Bets - Make That Vote Count

Come on now admit it. The smart vote for Hillary supporters – no wait, the most self-serving, vindictive, ruthless, vote for displaced Hillary supporters is of course the Palin/McCain ticket.

And doesn’t that describe your standard, liberal, Hillary acolyte?

We all know that in the wee hours of November 5, 2008, moments after the Palin /McCain win, the Hillary for President Campaign begins drawing blood.

The news media will start the constant drumbeat of the failures of the new administration to deliver social justice and world peace. The communist clap-trap will evolve and build up to a crescendo in the four years they will have to finally plant another one of their own in the White House.

Obama? What will that get a Hillary supporter but several years of the MSM trying to prop up by press and pundit, big government, socialist policies which have failed this country and the rest of the world, Her Highness will be forced to run against and incumbent. Obama is an egomaniac and will never step down. It would be a re-play of this last divisive primary.

By voting Palin/McCain NOW Gals could unite the entire Democrat Party!!

Do the right thing ladies. Feel good about yourself. Stick it to that upstart, Cook County slum builder and lay down a path for the smartest woman in the world – Hillary.

And while you are at it, tell the pollsters you are voting Obama!

It’s like icing on the cake.

Wednesday
Sep102008

Looks Like A Win!

“Out of left field” is how Cindi Durham, mother of the 17 year old special needs student, described the decision by Hillsboro/Deering Cooperative School District’s “Life Skills Team” to leave her son, Joel Jr., in the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, where he belongs, if his neurologists suggestions are to be taken seriously. This decision will last until the end of the 2008-2009 school year.

This is a big win for the Durham family, Joel Jr., taxpayers in the Hillsboro/Deering School District, and of course our taxpayer group, CNHT.

The Coalition of NH Taxpayers has been helping the Durham family since early this year to reverse the attempt by the H/D “Life Skills Team,” the persons in the school charged with creating a place within the district for any out of district placements of special needs students, to bring Joel from the facility he has been in for six years and place him in their new program no matter what the real cost or liability.

It is surprising how much of a tough sell to the “LST” and H/D School Board this issue has been.

Joel has severe epilepsy and has been hospitalized three times since May with seizures because he is outgrowing or in some way not effected as much by his standard medication. We are talking serious seizures that have made several of our CNHT Directors, Johnna Grzywacz and Jane Aitken, cringe from the one they observed during Joel’s first H/D orientation visit. He spent four hours in Concord Hospital during his first day there.

A month ago Joel had an emergency trip to Dartmouth Hospital which lasted four days and resulted in a letter from his doctor saying Joel should not be in any public school. He belongs in a facility with MDs on site. That site would naturally be Crotched Mountain where he has been since his family moved from Henniker to Hillsboro/Deering. A few weeks back Joel was sent to the Peterborough Hospital by ambulance from Crotched Mountain because he has a seizure they could not control.

We were still under the impression until this last action by the “Life Skills Team” at H/D that they were not going to change their minds about moving Joel to their school. Our latest efforts were to jump over the “LST” and have the H/D School Board itself do the right thing and let Joel stay at the rehab center. I appeared, along with the Durham’s, several times before the board to try to persuade them that Joel was a medical problem not an educational problem and his well-being and safety were at stake.

They would have none of it and wanted no discussion of Joel’s situation in public.

This leads us to another aspect of this case. CNHT and the Durham’s have filed a Right to Know case against the H/D School Board to release minutes of a meeting they had about Joel. Our purpose was to put public exposure into play.

I filed the case August 1st and did not hear from the Hillsborough Superior Court until this Monday! Five weeks for a 91-A case?

Now we are scheduled to have a hearing September 18, at 9 am in Manchester. Should we win, which we should, all discussions with the Hillsboro/Deering school Board regarding Joel could be held within public view. The Durham’s have waived the provisions of RSA91-A which require discussion of any student be non-public. We have notarized statements that allow CNHT the right to review all of Joel’s records, a first for us.

Here is our argument to the school board:

Joel has severe medical problems combined with a fluctuating ability of his meds to control them.

He does not speak and has limited mobility.

Joel is entitled to State Catastrophic Aid which means the school is liable for only $38,600.00 of the total of much of the $127,000.00 his education cost last year. Medicaid covers half of any therapy he receives.

If the average student cost for H/D is $11,000.00 or so the school is only spending roughly $27,000.00 more on Joel than any other student, not $150,000.00 like most taxpayers there think when they see the budget at the Annual School District Meeting.

As per our Right to Know requests of the school we have found that they have to date spent $20,000.00 on legal fees involving this case! The Durham’s have no lawyer – they are working with CNHT. This could be much more expensive had counsel been retained by the Durham’s.

If this decision by the H/D “Life Skills team” is real and final we have a big win for everyone involved. Thanks to Joel’s parents for sticking with us through some tough times.

Wednesday
Sep102008

Tax And Spend - Pack And Leave

A long time Democrat-voting “Republican” Concord State Rep., Liz Hager, has been delivered a voter fatwa. Gonzo! She did not make the top four out of the four Republicans who were running.

Long over due, and congratulations to the grass-roots campaigner team, John Kalb, Pam and Garret Ean, and Travis Ingram who took Hager out of play in the Republican Party. Now she can re-register as a Democrat if she wants.

In any case, former State Rep. Liz Hager will not have the income tax to kick around the State House any longer. She has sponsored an income tax from the Republican side of the isle for the last time.

Now that her friends in the Democrat Party have spent New Hampshire into a $300 million dollar projected deficit they will have to sponsor the income and sales tax themselves.

Time for a little truth in advertising all around.

Tuesday
Sep092008

Available Without A License - And It Fits In A Drawer

I have a friend who happens to be a lawyer.

I know, I know, he is a friend in any case. His name is Evan Nappen and he just did the State of New Hampshire’s collective citizenry a big favor. He wrote a book titled:

“New Hampshire Gun, Knife, and Weapon Law”

So why is a taxpayer activist touting a gun owner book, or should I say Second Amendment book.

Here is why. It has all the elements needed by any taxpayer, gun owner, property owner, small government activist, or other freedom-loving individual to protect their rights by understanding how laws work – and how they are interconnected.

Evan’s book starts with frequently asked questions. This allows a person who is not ready to delve into 400 pages of legal jargon to put a finger on something he is definitely interested in. Call it a buffet of very useful information you can find quickly. Take a taste where you like. Sample a bit more and next thing you know you have consumed enough about NH firearms law to be comfortable.

If that isn’t enough, Evan has what he calls “Nappen’s Notes” for when a bit more information is needed and spelled out in layman’s terms.

He even includes NH Fish and Game Laws – get it? This would be and activity where people are most likely to have guns, knives, or other weapons.

As a taxpayer activist I often have to read a statute and go research any number of court cases mentioned as important to that law. My next step is to go to the municipal law section of NH Practice and Procedure to find out more about any zoning, tax, or other municipal issue.

Evan Nappen’s book has it all in one place and it is easy to read.

And here is why I think that is critically important to many of us.

Once you understand your rights, NH statutes, administrative rules, the State and US Constitutions and how they relate to each other and work as a whole you are much more prepared to keep and defend the rights you are born with as an American.

Example:

A few years back I had a moderator of an election (in an un-named place that rhymes with “Goffstown”) tell me he was going to have the police officer standing beside him remove me from the polling place. My infraction was that I was walking around. I was a credentialed poll watcher of a US Senate candidate

I told the moderator I had the election laws in my van and would go out and get them then happily have the officer remove me – after we read them together. The officer drifted away and I was not pursued by the moderator again. Here we had a simple solution for a potentially embarrassing problem for the officer and moderator - know the law.

Let’s say you are a Second Amendment buff and take your Constitutional rights seriously, by reading Evan’s book you will develop the same understanding of how laws and government work in the area you will most often come in contact with them, your every day life. Its nice to sit around and debate the constitutionality of a traffic ticket with friends but get pulled over by a police officer illegally and actually knowing a few things helps for real.

I am on the Board of Directors of Pro-Gun NH with Evan (As far as I know they have not kicked me off for lack of helping them – sorry guys!). I work with the Second Amendment guys and gals as much as possible because gun owners have a healthy respect for what government will take from you if you do not stand up to it. Ditto the pro-life crowd.

Here is what I find.

Gun owners and elected officials who support them, are most often NOT the ones out to tax you out of your home or shut down your livelihood. Liberal anti-gun nuts are.

You can contact Evan at 1-888-4-GUN-LAW if you want to learn about what it takes to be an informed NH citizen.

Tell him Ed sent ya.