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
Tuesday
Nov272007

I Have A Fox Here Who Says He Came To Audit The Henhouse

Now we are talking news on my turf. That would be at the local level where unbeknown to many people, most of the tax money spent in this state is the easiest to control. That is good and bad.

Not many statewide organizations are tuned into local spending but CNHT and the NH Municipal Association (Call them what you like, The Local Government Center, The Bureau of Beelzebub, I don’t care.) certainly are two of them.

I began to have my doubts about this crowd when I was elected selectman in my town where the municipal “expert” on the board with me, an employee of NHMA who supposedly ran the Property Liability Trust, had answers for everything. Of course she had to admit at the end of year one that the town’s books did not balance and that forced her to make up figures for the Town Report. She did it again at the end of year two but by then I had another vote on the three person board and she did not run for re-election. I became chairman of the board and five days before town meeting the next year her hand picked secretary, for whom she covered all the years before, compressed and deleted everything on the town’s computer and skeedaddled, leaving me with the mess.

Funny, NHMA did not come to Deering and help me. Neither did the DRA.

After I was voted out of office (thank God) a much wiser man, I worked with a taxpayer activist who had similar problems in Ashland. Our several phone conversations resulted in the uncovering of similar problems with a “municipal expert” or two there. This would be the infamous Town Clerk Rosie McNamara case where $2.4 million was misappropriated by Rosie under the watchful eyes of a selectman who worked for NHMA. Ashland’s NHMA employee even testified to the NH AG that Rosie was a good employee and was allowed to funnel a controversial $20,000.00 advance to a town employee, something the other selectman (one had passed away) adamantly denies. The affidavit as to what a good employee Rosie was witnessed by a second NHMA employee. I have a copy of the affidavit with both signatures on it.

Let’s see, the company, NHMA, which insures the town has two employees involved in showing the AG during the criminal trial that there is less of a financial liability to their company than meets the eye of the auditor.

Here is the math: At least $2.4 million went missing, Rosie admits stealing one million – pleads guilty to stealing $111,000.00, and the Town gets $660,000.00 from NHMA, yep, that all adds up.

Welcome to Newmarket.

Today’s Union Leader reports that NHMA, now calling itself the Local Government Center, is going to review the books of the Town of Newmarket, the town in the news for having taxpayers demand an unbiased audit after the former Town Administrator Alphonse Dixon and his Finance Director, Melodie Hodgson found employment elsewhere. The faithful auditor of Newmarket is hard to contact now as well.

There were some great quotes by John Andrews, the head honcho at NHMA, buried in the UL story. I like how he could not remember if his organization ever recruited the former Town Manger Alphonse Dixon for the Newmarket job, which is often the case with replacing town managers.

But Andrews did say the Dixon had a “pretty good reputation with his peers.” Notice how the word “peers’ is used instead of “the public.” This guy was not very popular with taxpayers in some of the other towns he left, notably Littleton, NH where he rigged a warrant article vote to be “heads we win tails you lose.”

Dixon was also bagged several years ago for DWI, in a town Newmarket vehicle no less, but the charges were somehow dropped. That always endears a public official to taxpayers.

So far, a figure of $35,000.00 seems to be missing from the forensic audit. But that is only for one year, Dixon and Hodgson, who worked with Alphonse in Littleton before coming to Newmarket herself, have been there for a long time. What about going back several years?

My suggestion to Newmarket taxpayers:

Go to the Town Hall and ask to see the chart of accounts for any number of years Alphonse and Melodie were tag teaming your books.

On the chart of accounts there will be Function and Access Codes with 16 digits.

Ask to see the last set of 16 digit numbers that would be Account #999999999999999. (Don’t let them rip the paper off at the bottom of the #8 account.)

This would be where the books get “balanced” by the experts. If there is money missing, the exact amount will miraculously appear on the revenue side out of thin air.

Happy auditing!

Don’t trust anyone.

Saturday
Nov242007

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

Wednesday
Nov212007

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.

Wednesday
Nov212007

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.

Tuesday
Nov202007

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.