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

Sunday, November 25, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Timbersports on ESPN II.

Part of my summer is taken up with working on the Stihl Timbersports Series, a competition between athletes who chop and saw matched wood, provided by the company I work for, Granite State Lumberjack Shows, with axes, crosscut saws, and chainsaws. There is about a quarter of a million dollars in prize money at stake.

I run equipment, drive big trucks cross country, help turn the wood on a lathe occassionally, but for the most part I trim with a Stihl chainsaw, blocks of competition wood that are about to be set up by competitors or cut a fresh square surface on blocks that are set up in between saw heats. I have been doing this for about 12 years.

When we finish with the ESPN Stihl Timbersports Series filming, done by JM Productions, they take off for fishing competitions and races in other parts of the country while we wait for the collection of film from that years series to be edited and ready for airing. Sometimes the film crew will put together an edited collection of the early shows for us to see at the last event we hold. I have not seen any footage from this year's events yet so Sunday should be fun. One of the guys from the JM film crew who operates the body-mounted steady cam puts a bloopers tape together once in a while. They are quite creative and so far none of the competitors has caused him serious harm.

What we filmed in June and July here in the US where I worked as well as the European competition will be shown on ESPN II from this Sunday into December until re-runs start.

You have to check local listings but the dates so far are:

December 2, 12:00 - 1:30 Decatur, Alabama and Debuque, Iowa shows 

December 9, 11:30 - 12:00 Pole Climbing and Boom Running

December 9,  12:00 - 1:00 Championships at Stillwater, Minnesota

December 16, 12:00 - 12:30 World Championships, Obersdorf, Germany

Have fun watching if you are interested


No Short Jokes From Me

I had a chance to meet Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich at the “HairBiz Autism Challenge” on Main Street in Concord yesterday – just three doors down from the John Edwards Concord headquarters.

Mr. Kucinich was “trimmed” of $400.00, which will go to autism research, as opposed to having the most razor sharp and split end free bangs of all the candidates on the trail.

Something tells me Dennis Kucinich doesn’t sweat the details of extreme personal makeovers like some candidates might, he is a tried and true progressive with a message that doesn’t get lost in translation.

That message is decidedly, and unabashedly - left.

Here is the short version: Take profit out of health care and have a single payer program controlled by the government where everyone pays some nominal amount no matter what their situation, his field coordinator suggested $25.00 per month.

Being a conservative, small government, personal responsibility, type of guy, that message is lost on me. You might have to drill a hole in my head and pure the letters into my skull suspended in some sort of chicken alphabet soup based medium. It still don’t compute.

But the fact that Dennis Kucinich is a true believer does.

He has a stage presence, I will admit that. After watching him in action I can see how he goes about campaigning. He stays on message in a serious, dedicated, manner. If a tornado hit him or an avalanche rolled over him he would just stay with his message.

Oh wait, it has!

Out of all the Democrat candidates, except maybe former Senator Gravel, Mr. Kucinich has plugged along with little cash and single digit poll numbers. The press gives him a hurried nod now and then but he persists in bringing up issues the top tier would rather avoid.

I would guess that at a previous debate when Hillary and Edwards were whispering to each other in an unguarded but taped moment talking about getting the list of candidates down to a manageable number, Dennis Kucinich was at the top of that list - polling 100%.

I asked Mr. Kucinich’s people if he would like to be interviewed on NH Taxpayer Radio and the gig looks like it is on except for the details.

The interview questions are forming in my chicken soup already.


The Politics Of Prosecutions

The Most Ethical Congress Meets The Most Ethical Of Federal Prosecutors

And all is well.

The newest array of criminal charges alleging that United States Congressman William Jefferson, DEMOCRAT of Louisiana, has been caught in two more bribery schemes looks interesting indeed.

The document filed in US District Court in Alexandria Va., alleges Democrat Jefferson used Congressional Black Caucus letterhead to try to persuade NASA to give “close consideration” to a company, which allegedly agreed to hire a Jefferson family member.

This is what is known as a kickback scheme when a Republican does it.

Jefferson is accused by Federal prosecutors of suggesting in a July 2007 letter to NASA that his support of their budget in tight times was linked to this deal.

This new revelation of more Jefferson corruption doesn’t stop there.

Jefferson had the confidence to suggest to a lobbyist for an oil concern that the lobbyist’s client should hire a Democrat Jefferson crony for $10,000.00 per month, which the company refused to do.

Not only is Congressman Jefferson on the hot seat for stealing $10,000.00 of a $100,000.00 bribe he took during an FBI sting, he has now had these two extra bribe/kickback deals added to his pile of woes.

This is the part I like.

The prosecutors are planning on using this info at trial and NOT INDICTING Jefferson on the extra crimes - nice of them to care so much. I mean, the guy has enough problems, right?

How about THIS scenario.

The Feds don’t want to do an investigation into the Congressional Black Caucus. That would be more like it. Who is to say Jefferson doesn’t split the cash with them? It is, after all, their letterhead. And I have not heard squeak one from the CBC?

Cases against conservatives are made on much flimsier stuff. How will we ever know unless some CBC members are put under oath and asked to testify without legal counsel or notes. Call it “Scooterizing” the truth out of them.

I guess this isn’t a job for Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald now is it.

The most ethical Congress in history sure has had a bit of help from our Federal Prosecutor friends, let alone their media allies.

I wonder what the NH Congressional delegation thinks about this opportunity to expose Congressional corruption?

Oh that’s right, the most ethical one is trying to impeach Vice President Cheney.


Halt Or I'll - Bang - Shoot

By now you may have heard about the “elderly man” who shot and killed two alleged burglars in Pasadena, Texas.

This news story is like so many I read. All the important details are missing and you have to ferret out of several sources any details that might reveal what really happened. So then we can learn from everyone’s mistakes.

First of all, 61 is not elderly. I know because I will be 55 in January and plan on being able to survive a tad longer without drooling on myself while wearing two hearing aids hooked up to a 12 volt battery on the back of my scooter. I still don’t have any checkered yellow pants that belt up just below my armpits. So that part of the news story is misleading.

I read that the shooter, this Joe Horn guy, used a 12 gauge shotgun, fine, good caliber. What load was he using? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Just in case I come home and find some career criminals at my ranch it would be nice to know if I should use 00Buck, #6 small game, or some fancy rifled slugs. Sheesh, give a fella some idea of what works for goodness sake.

These “burglars” were coming out of a house Joe Horn was supposed to be watching for his neighbor. That means they - BROKE IN!

Tough luck boys, you should have been happy raiding the vegetable garden or stealing the lawn mower or bird bath. Once you break into people’s homes all bets are off. We don’t live in a society that has defined rolls for burglars, murderers, stalkers, terrorists, cannibals, Charlie Mansons or rapists. It can be assumed any scum bag sneaking in or out of a home uninvited is a cornucopia of bad things and anything could happen – even to the scum bag.

On the 911 tapes, the dispatcher was urging Mr. Horn to stay inside his home and not go out with his gun. Mr. Horn made a big mistake by not doing the logical thing. He should have held the phone up for the burglars to hear and had the dispatcher tell them to put the stuff in their hands down and surrender. That would have been the logical thing to do.

I always think to myself, if only the bad guys had some type of uniform to identify themselves. It would be a much safer world – for them.

Look at pimps. They often have a recognizable costume.

Why not turtle neck sweaters, knit hats and cargo pants for burglers?

Murderers could don some red flannel shirt with the sleeves ripped off – ripped, not simply cut with pinking shears either.

Rapists could put on a Bill Clinton mask. Then each person could decide for themselves whether its OK to shoot or not. Many of us seem to have conflicting opinions on this one.

And if the intruder has any form of tattoo on his or her neck larger than a golf ball it should be considered an optional target if the chest is not visible.

I regret suggesting this but maybe Congress should pass a law. We could call it the “Preventing Criminals From Getting Their Ass Shot Off Act” or PCFGTASO for short.

I like this idea a lot better than the “cower inside your house” technique we have been trying since the 60’s.

As we inevitably descend into the third world, utopian, socialist, country our elected officials, the press, and our giant non-profits hope to create it just might be time to bring some order to the chaos.


Would This make You More Or Less Likely...

Lucky me.

I got push polled last night in that 20 minute long disaster of a “poll” that is in the news.

The voice had an accent – Indian, Middle Eastern, something like that. I was asked if I was a voter and did I plan to vote in the next election. He asked if I was a registered Republican.

He started out asking about Huckabee, Romney, and McCain and I remember NO mention of Thomson, Hunter, Tancredo or Ron Paul.

The questions were simple. “Did I know about John McCain’s military record and Romney’s and his son’s lack thereof”. Then he would ask if this would make you more likely or less likely to vote for the candidate. Only two choices as the poll went on.

I was told that Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon was more important than the Bible. I told him I know some Mormons and don’t have a problem with them.

There was a reference to Romney saying his sons campaign work was equivalent to military service.

There was a mention of Romney getting several deferments from Viet Nam/military service.

The interesting thing was the consistent time lag by the caller. He would set up a pattern of asking leading questions and at the end pause for four or five seconds before asking if that made me more or less likely to vote for the candidate. I would say hello or answer just to see if he was still on the line.

He asked if I was aware of how much Governor Romney raised taxes in Massachusetts. I told him I thought the Democrat legislature might have had more of an impact on that issue.

No mention of abortion or immigration.

And so it went – very unprofessional.

It was a LONG poll. I was standing at the phone on the kitchen wall missing some TV show I did not care about so I took the whole thing in. Just to see how it would go.

It wasn’t a clever or pushy push poll but it was in poor taste.