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

Acer Saccharum

As practicing arborist (guy who climbs trees) for almost all of my life, I thought a heads up was in order.

The leaves I have been scrambling through this year are as thick as leather, full size, and as green as can be. I would guess we are, weather permitting, going to have one glorious fall.



Now Wait A Minute, I Can't Afford My Own House And Now I Own Yours?

It may be time for a simple quote, penned by a sly observer of politics, H.L Mencken.

“Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

Why waste a lot of ink about what current crisis happens in Washington DC with taxpayer money and unchecked power. The slide is always in the same direction when citizens try and vote themselves and upper hand at their neighbor’s expense.

Congress passed legislation in the 70’s under the Carter Administration (thank you Bill and Jeanne Shaheen for your part in that disaster known a “Jimmy”.) which forced banks to loan mortgage money to people who had little ability to pay it back. Man THAT felt good and moral. I call it Habitat For US Banckruptcy.

Then we had the government sponsored monopolies, Fannie and Freddie, buy up those mortgages until they reached 51% of all mortgages – this is called a tipping point, and now it is “too late” to do anything but nationalize the train wreck. This brilliant move will keep the money we have in the stock market “safe” to owe to “our” US Government. This scheme was a disaster for taxpayers from day one and has worked perfectly for tax and spenders – as long as voters do not smarten up punish those responsible.

Mencken is hardly ever wrong about human nature and government, as in this quote:

‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”

A pat on the back is in order for some US Senators who tried to stem this fiasco back in 2005 with legislation that unfortunately never saw a vote. Here they are:

US Senators John Sununu, John McCain, Elizabeth Dole, and of all people, Senator Chuck Hagel, worked on several bills to address this affirmative action lending scheme’s problem.

Notice how TV camera-hog Hagel has no time to blame the Democrats he absolutely knows are responsible for this so-called crisis, I would call a well laid out government plan, but is instead making hay out of attacking Governor Palin.

Some things never change.


Give'm Enough Rope

As usual, I got a tip that a public body was going to have a “non-public” meeting which was in all likelihood a public meeting that just innocently wandered off the path. In this case it was this Friday, Sept. 26 morning at the Attorney General’s Office – Charitable Trust Division in Concord. The attendees were to be two Atkinson Selectmen and their new Town Administrator. Throw in another guy, our surprise attendee, an activist Atkinson taxpayer we will call, “Mark”. Mark spotted a posting of a non-public meeting at the AG’s office and called me as well.

Terry Knowles of the Charitable Trust Division let Mark and me into the meeting, which turned out to be more educational than anything - and for good cause. (CNHT LIKES Mrs. Knowles, she is one of the State Employees we count on to do the right thing every time, she rarely disappoints.)

For some time, the Town of Atkinson has had to put up with a big, fat, sore spot known as - the part time police chief/full time huge liability. He is one, Chief Consentino.

Chiefo Consentino has had some “problems” with a slush fund of donated money he has control of. The donations were to the Town of Atkinson Police Department which is dominated by Chiefo Consentino and his merry band of Chiefetts.

Here is how the deal works:

Chiefo hauls grateful senior citizens to doctor appointments in a taxpayer-funded patrol car looking vehicle – at very questionable expense to Atkinson taxpayers, even the ones who don’t use his service. The grateful seniors make donations, write letters, defend the idiot chiefo through his many lawsuits and stupid actions – and prop up his political career with votes.

Nice gig if the Chiefo likes ya – not so much if you are subject to his tiny-minded wrath. (See lawsuits involving this dope on the CNHT web site.)

Enter the AG’s Office and the slush funds. They are not quite LEGAL.

This leaves the Atkinson Selectmen and the Chiefo in a quandary. From what I can see, several of the Atkinson Selectmen want to follow the law and are learning how to set up proper funds for tax-free donations to the PD.

Chiefo Carpentino, on the other hand, has already started his own 501(c)3 to stash donations without any supervision except the Chiefetts. This is most likely doomed to fail but until CNHT gets the MANDATORY filings Chiefo has to submit, we will not know for sure. I have a hunch Chiefo will use his expert bully skills to try something slippery here as well.

Back to the AG’s office:

When Terry Knowles introduced me to the Atkinson Selectmen she mentioned I was a former selectman myself. I let them know I was there in my capacity as CNHT Chairman.

What the Atkinson Board does not know is how far back Mrs. Knowles and I go. They should take a look at what can happen in small town politics, especially in light of what they are going through.

Back in 1991 Mrs. Knowles was a selectman in the town of Weare. My Right to Know case in Deering, right next door to Weare, led to the temporary arrest of three selectmen and the crooked road agent they were hell-bent on protecting. The Deering Selectmen had to abolish the police department and wait out their trial date to avoid prosecution.

Hmmmm, protect bozo, get arrested and/or humiliated. Sound like something that could happen in another town?

Just a few years ago, Terry Knowles, like every other citizen who attended, sat at her Weare Deliberative Session and watched me dismantle the career of the then Police chief, Miles Rigney, someone cut from the same bully cloth as the Atkinson Chiefo. The voters of Weare sided with my arguments regarding a warrant article to make Rigney’s position elected instead of appointed and what do you know – no more Miles Rigney.

Now Weare has gone from the laughing stock of local police departments to a quiet, stable one. There are few areas in need of improvement, but it is vastly improved.

Take a hint Atkinson Selectmen! Do the right thing. It will only hurt for a while but the whole community will be better.

Don’t let yourselves or any portion of your community be bullied.


And I ______ Hereby Endorse

Gotta say that new Jeanne Shaheen radio ad for her US Senate campaign got my attention. It was chockablock full of very serious people stating that US Senator John Sununu was not their choice this time around.

Nope. Not this time. One guy stated, and for the record I might add, that he has voted for Senator Sununu before but would never vote for him again.

This makes me think this radio ad gentleman voted AGAINST Jeanne Shaheen for US Senate in 2002 for some reason. Or did he vote FOR Senator John Sununu?

I guess we will never know because not one of the upset, soon to be Shaheen, voters has a name in the ad. Not a name worth mentioning anyway.

What gives, a political ad/personal testimonial from an anonymous voice?

How lame.


A Trillion Here A Trillion There

Gazing at what inhabits Washington, DC from let’s say, Washington, NH, it is no surprise we are in slack-jawed awe of the financial calamity which has suddenly leaped upon us. (CNHT generated a press release back in 2000 warning of the Double Mac attack.)

Look at the bright side.

Until Social Security becomes insolvent in a couple years, the AIG insurance bailout and nationalization of over one half of the home mortgages in America is small potatoes.

What’s a trillion dollars worth of bad debt anyway? We have gone this route before with the S&L Crisis. Remember that dandy? Most people don’t. That crisis, like this one, was hard to understand.

Between 1989 and 1995 taxpayers here in good old America paid for bad paper held by savings and loans after deals they made went south. It was a government created scheme that worked perfectly – con men made big bucks on bad loans – Uncle Sam paid off with our money. Is it any different than this fiasco?

A loan is a deal between parties. If one party cheats another by deception, this is known as fraud.

When one party cheats another because he knows taxpayers will pay the bill, this is known as a government program.

Here is the bright side to the current “crisis”.

There may, someday, actually be an end to this mess. Granted, the end may be to shove the debt onto our children’s children with some tax scheme or to borrow our way out of it, if the Chinese are feeling generous and really care about the “tax-and-spend-to-buy-votes” addiction Congress has. I’ll bet they do.

On the flip side, the side I like, Democrats in Congress have found a way to spend so much money they may have just screwed themselves out of nationalized health care, nationalized health care being the unholy grail of the socialists in our government.

Imagine a Democrat trying to sell a multi-trillion dollar “free heath care” scheme after this bill comes due.

Good luck.