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

Jeb, John, Carol and....

So far it is a two-way Republican primary for the NH First District Congressional seat currently held by a far left wing Democrat tax and spender.

The two Republicans running at this time are former Congressman Jeb Bradley and former NH Health and Human Services Commissioner John Stephen. Both are more than qualified to hold the position as far as I am concerned.

Then there is the issue of who between them can beat the tax and spender.

The current Congressperson, Carol Shea-Porker, as I like to call her, although the nickname “Carol Shea- Pelosi” does have a special ring to it, ran on a “stop the war” campaign.

Congressman Jeb Bradley got caught up in the anti-war sentiment of voters in the last election and lost this seat to the one issue political neophyte liberal, Shea-Porker.

Since spouting all the bluster of “ending the war," Shea-Porker has, as a congressman, voted for a ton of pork but hasn’t brought evan a ham sandwich back from Iraq.

Her anti-war sentiments never seemed to appear during the run-up to the ethnic cleansing and division of the Balkans her hero General Wesley Clark was certainly part of. But then what do you expect.

Back to her worthy opponents.

Shea-Porker is a ham-handed, brassy, in your face, campaigner – against an incumbent. But now she has a record to defend - A LIBERAL TAX AND SPEND RECORD!

So if you are Carol Shea-Porker, what to do with John Stephen?

No pro-war record there. John Stephen has spent four years managing the State of New Hampshire’s largest department as HHS Commissioner. This also brings with him some experience as to how Congress interacts with our state.

Against Shea-Porker’s firmly established tax and spend record and “everything bad is my opponent’s fault” campaign style John Stephen may prove an elusive target.


Schlepping Through Epping

If I was going to write a sit-com about a small town in NH “Schlepping Through Epping” would do just fine as my title. Schlepping is by definition “dragging a heavy load”.

And the load is always heavy in Epping because the Epping Board of Selectmen contains some members who insist on getting their own message out to the public by any government method they can get away with, not to mention stifling any opposing view. (What could they possibly be afraid of?)

The forces of censorship in Epping NH have a dear friend in Selectman Jeffery Harris.

Here is all Selectman Jeffery Harris wants to see from a private group named “Epping Citizens For Principled Government” before they can have a link to a town maintained web site:


“Chairman Jeffrey Harris said before anything is approved, he would like to see a mission and a purpose statement for the group as well as a list of all of the members and how others can join the organization. A financial statement for the group would also be necessary, he said.”

What no finger prints? (By the way Jeffery, read the name of the group for a hint as to what their mission statement is.)

So in fact all Selectman Jeffery has done is pump more energy into Epping Citizens For Principled Government who are already in a federal court battle with their town over compelled speech violations Epping’s elected officials engaged in by using town publications to attempt to sway voters at their annual meetings.

Damned if it doesn’t look like elected officials in Epping deserve having a watchdog group breathing down their necks.

And when the legal bills come due and the town is divided up into several angry camps don’t forget to thank Selectman Jeffery.





All I Need To Start Is About Ten Million

The news is that we are just anywhere from “months” to three to ten years away from creating “life” in a laboratory.

Nice story. A bit unbelievable but a real headline grabber nonetheless.

A group out of Italy called ProtoLife claims to be closing in on creating what the company’s CEO Mark Bedau is referring to as “synthetic life”.

Here is what he needs to complete his mission:

1. A container, or membrane, for the cell to keep bad molecules out, allow good ones and the ability to multiply.
2. A genetic system that controls the functions of the cell, enabling it to reproduce and mutate in response to environmental changes.
3. A metabolism that extracts raw materials from the environment as food and then changes it into energy.

I, on the other hand, am more interested in the perpetual motion machine I have been working on.

All I need are just two things:

1. A material that never wears out.
2. A limitless power source.

Of course we both could use one other handy item… a federal grant.

Why shouldn’t I have a nice big grant for my project, its just as far along as ProtoLife’s is.


All This Plus Bagels And Coffee

I’m worn out and its is still only August.

My ears are ringing from assorted chainsaws, diesel engines, string trimmers and mowers. The knees are holding up but barely—so I took a short vacation yesterday.

I hopped on the 6:50 am shuttle out of Boston with all the laptop draggers and went to DC the Americans For Tax Reform “Wednesday Meeting.” It was like a shot in the arm.

Grover Norquist, the head of ATR , was in his usual spot at the twenty foot table surrounded but issue advocates from all over the spectrum of the center right side of politics.

Part of the invitation only package is that you promise not divulge what people say at the meeting but you can pass on what is printed. There is an armload of material on each seat. I will be using it on our NH Taxpayer Radio program on WLMW 90.7 FM for some time.

You get polling data and analysis to die for. There is first hand information from people working on political and economic issues in other countries. Topics cover anything from FISA to talk radio. The White House sends people as well. Candidates and their representatives stop by.

I would guess that about a dozen or so people speak and take questions all in the span of an hour and a half. It is not boring. In short it is a “say what you have to say and sit down” forum complete with well placed zingers if you have a momentary brain lock and stumble for a name or word—all in good fun of course.

Since I have been going to these meetings every so often for a number of years (how’s that for vague) I can’t help but notice how many young people who used to work for ATR have moved on to other organizations and are still involved in the fight to limit oppressive, expensive, unaccountable government. It gets a bit frustrating at times to lose one of our CNHT Directors to the legislature, a budget committee, political campaign, or selectman’s seat. From watching ATR I have come to understand I will have to accept that as part of the natural cycle of things - no good old boys club here.

Can’t forget the best part of this trip.

My neighbor’s daughter, Deana Dennis, who I have known since she was about four years old, went along to the Wednesday Meeting with me. She works at a law firm just a few blocks away. (She’s been a political junkie since she was a teenager so I think she had a good time at the center of the vast right wing conspiracy.)

Not a bad deal. I had an expert guide who knows where to eat lunch and who could point me to the Metro. (Thanks Deana.)


Hey Honey, Pass The Slander

Do we have a pattern here or a pattern of patterns?

The anonymous “Baghdad Diarist” who was writing anti-American articles for The New Republic magazine is one Scott Thomas Beauchamp. He has been “outed” as the author and fabricator of poorly written, supposed first hand accounts, of minor US troop atrocities against animals, dead bodies of Iraqis, and a disfigured US women soldier.

Beauchamp must be one lucky guy to get published in such a prestigious left wing magazine as The New Republic.

Hold on, it wasn’t that tough. His WIFE, Elspeth Reeve works at The New Republic. She is a reporter/researcher. What irony in that matrimony.

You know what else? Her goofy liberal stories (Google her name you can find them in old TNR articles) are eerily similar in style to her husband’s stories of psychopath soldiers enjoying other people’s suffering. Isn’t that quirky as well?

Doesn’t this husband wife attack team sound familiar?

Valerie Plame the phony secret CIA agent and her phony lying husband Joey Wilson pulled off the same ploy until they were caught.

Plame maneuvered her useless better half into a free “denounce the administration” trip to Niger. How else would this low level nobody, Wilson, get a free gig in Africa calling President Bush a liar.

It took a while and the blogosphere to uncover the Plame game and it may take a while to ferret out all the connections in this New Republic scandal as well.

The old saying “it takes two to tango” applies in both cases.

The news media was desperate for bad news about Bush and the yellowcake story. Wilson handed that story, epoch actually, to them on his family silver.

The New Republic is just as hungry for bad new about our troops actions in Iraq and could not resist the anonymous angle from within their own ranks.

Ah liberals, so predictable.

What’s the name of that “reporter” married to Alan Greenspan?