Ed Naile, CNHT

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Thursday
Nov152007

The Charter They Come The Harder They Fall - One And All

This how a MUNICIPAL CHARTER works! (This one happens to be in Newmarket,NH)

Section 1.2. Form of Government._The administration of the fiscal, prudential, municipal, and other affairs of the Town, with the governance thereof, shall be vested in a Town Council, shall be directed by a Town Administrator, and shall consist of the various departments of the Town as established by this Charter and from time to time by the Town Council. Except as expressly authorized by this Charter, no Councilor shall participate in the conduct of the administrative affairs of the Town. (Effective 1990)

I like the part about how no (elected) Councilor shall participate in the conduct of the administrative affairs of the town. It says so much without being “wordy”, if you know what I mean.

What you have in Newmarket, NH is administration by experts, not the lowly taxpayers through a traditional Town Meeting form of government or even by the elected Councilors for that matter. Pro’s handle the real heavy lifting.

Even “affairs” have been covered in this simple language.

And it looks like someone has been doing some “lifting” in Newmarket since there are several thousand items the forensic audit, done by an out of state firm, has found.

As usual in NH the people responsible for the, what appears to be theft of town funds, have left for greener pastures. I warned Kingman, Arizona already.

The Coalition of NH Taxpayers opposes municipal charters most of the time because local government means just that. Charters on the other hand bring “elite, professional” government by hot-shot administrators and more often than not, sleepy, well connected, do as you are told, councilmen.

As usual the local papers are not knocking down doors looking for info on this most recent municipal scandal. No real facts are coming to light except the six week body makeover paid for with a town credit card. They are hoping this single subject will be found not to be true then the whole audit can be discredited then ignored and we can all move on.

I credit the anonymous 136 taxpayers in Newmarket who petitioned to have the audit in the first place.

They are the heroes of the story - and the Town.

Here is a suggestion to them:

Amend or get rid of the Charter!!!!

Thursday
Nov152007

Bhutto Bhutts In

Beware foreign entanglements. Yea, right!

Every day in the liberal mainstream media I see a new, stronger, push towards “restoring democracy in Pakistan” by ousting President Musharraf.

And with whom are we foreign experts going to replace him with, since it is now our job to meddle in Pakistan politics?

The lady with the headscarf, Benazir Bhutto looks like a pleasant lady, and she is calling for Musharraf to resign. Lucky us! Just in time.

Here are the pros for Benazir:

She has been deposed from office in Pakistan for corruption – twice.
Benazir has a degree from Harvard – and that proves she can do what?
She was a supporter of the Taliban back in their prime.
Her party, the PPP, is socialist – a big bonus with elites worldwide.

I say we make the switch from Musharraf to the Bhutto gang ASAP. Pakistan can stand another looting by the Bhutto family.

And besides, what’s the down side?

Thursday
Nov082007

Class Warfare

The guy with CLASS won!

Mayor Guinta was re-elected Mayor of Manchester, NH despite the despicable mailings that come from under the rock at Amsterdam Democrat headquarters.

I don't know the other candidates for alderman and school board or the inside scoop and relationships between them so "no comment" other than the couple I saw at ward 4 where I was seemed like nice enough people.

The Re-elect Mayor Guinta victory party was fun. I don't go to many because CNHT does mostly school and town work, but seeing Marshall Cobliegh, Mayor Ray, Stretch (no last name needed), Biundo/Wilkins, and some of the other grass roots crowd was worth the trip.

Mayor Guinta was gracious and brief in his victory speech. His victory this time was larger than last.

The newly elected and current Aldermen should take note. The Manchester Republicans have two years to put their own political machine together if they can put aside internal squabbles and set an agenda (I suggest another spending cap try).

The time might be right now that the old tried and true dirty politics are no longer as effective.

Thursday
Nov082007

Ha, Ha, Dover Has A Spending Cap!

Maybe we should call it the “City manager Paul Beecher Memorial Spending Cap”.

Admit it, the spending cap overwhelmingly adopted by Dover voters Tuesday was a direct result of that sneaky weasel’s actions as former City Manager of Dover before he escaped and got a job in Kingman Arizona. A job I should add Beecher was fired from August 10 of this year. Little did Beecher know there was no paper in Kingman such as Foster’s Daily Spendocrat that would provide him cover in that city.

Dave Scott was re-elected as City Councilor as well. Nice touch.

So now out of 13 cities in NH 4 have spending caps. Nice start.

Since you can only put a spending cap on a municipality with a charter, as opposed to town government, you would guess we have only 9 spending caps more to go, right?

Not really.

Ever since the adoption of Senate Bill #2, also known as RSA 40:13, the NH Municipal Association and other pro-government groups have been pushing charters for towns, putting local government under the whimsical dictates (as decided by superior court judges when things get litigated) of an individual charter rather than state statutes most of the 230 some towns use to govern themselves.

This means that if pro-charter/anti-SB#2 tax and spenders want to avoid direct voter control over spending at a Town Meeting and take over a town with a charter form of government, they also risk having a spending cap placed on their municipality at a later date AFTER they spend the community into a disaster like they always do.

Back when “Sh..ty Manager” Paul Beecher was in his glory signing backroom deals with his cronies in Dover City Hall he was for a time the head of the NH Municipal Association as well.

What a nice legacy Paul Beecher left.

Congratulations Dave Scott!!!

Tuesday
Nov062007

They Deliver

It’s official now.

America’s newspapers have the circulation of a corpse. Well deserved I might say.

The newest figures have most dailies in a decline, which is part of a long trend. The internet has taken its toll on newsprint because when you get your news from the web you get what you want and when you do buy a paper it seems like old news. I find the news in papers often FEELS older than it really is even when I know it is not the case.

That has to be tough on the print media.

No skin off my nose though because being a conservative most of my friends and I have often been the target of the papers because for the most part they are liberal arms of the government they cover. I go to events weeklies and dailies cover and have learned that what you read is predictably slanted.

When I read that my single favorite paper, The Wall Street Journal, had slipped a small percentage I was worried until I looked at the total circulation numbers.

According to Editor and Publisher magazine the WSJ slipped in the last six month reporting period by 1.5%. Not that bad as opposed to The New York Times, down 4.51% or the Boston Globe, down 6.66%. (Down 666 hmmmm?)

The only major “newspaper,” USA Today, which is more a cross between perforated tissue on a roll and what a comic book published by NPR would be like, GAINED 1.04%! This could only mean ONE THING!

There must be more motels in being built in the US because I only get my USA Today early in the morning off of the grimy carpet outside the door of my motel room whenever I am on the road. They are free! When you get to the lobby there are usually extra bundles of them in some corner.

On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal costs me $1.50 which I gladly pay even if I read only the front page and last several pages of the first section. It’s like cheese cake – a couple of good bites is plenty.

Another heartening figure is that the WSJ has a paid circulation of just over 2 million copies while USA Today is 2.2 million. The Washington Post and New York Times together don’t have 2 million in circulation.

The internet will win the war of attrition until newspapers can find a way to get people to buy them again. I will happily keep paying $1.50 for the WSJ because it has quality as opposed to liberal pap.

Since I stopped driving on NH toll roads and will not be paying the first 75 cents or the 25 cent increase maybe I’ll pick up a couple Washington Times or Human Events as well with the extra change.