NHI Editorials

Saturday
Aug292015

Which is Politically Corrupting, $350K from Family or $3.2 Million from Hedge Fund Manager?

Ray Buckley made his weekly rant denigrating the integrity of NH CD-1 US Representative Frank Guinta, in a recent press release. The basis of his claim that Frank Guinta is a “Damned Liar” is grammatical bit- slicing of statements Congressman Guinta has made regarding a $350,000 donation to his campaign against Carol Shea-Porter from his parents in New Jersey. Buckley uses some of the statements made by Congressman Guinta’s mother regarding this donation but ignores other statements made by this aging woman. Buckley demands that Congressman Guinta return this money as it wasn’t his, even though Congressman Guinta’s mother has made other statements claiming this was in fact Congressman Guinta’s money as partly his and partly his future inheritance.

Buckley has two motives, first to besmirch the reputation of Congressman Guinta in preparation for the 2016 election cycle, second to distract the NH voters from the fact that the NH Democratic Party 2016 candidates to Federal office, US Senator Shaheen, US Congresswoman Kuster and Governor Hassan have accepted $3.2 million dollars into their campaigns from California Billionaire “Green” Energy hedge fund manager Tom Steyer.

Unfortunately for Congressman Guinta, many of NH’s political journalists and editors are very Liberal and basically cut and paste directly from Ray Buckley’s press releases. Yes, todays journalists and editors are basically lazy and are willing to sacrifice their integrity for ideological reasons. Sadly, many Republicans elected to hold State office positions are easily led by the liberal media to distance themselves from Congressman Guinta to protect themselves from future nasty press releases from Ray Buckley which the liberal media will regurgitate, potentially hurting their chances of re-election.

So the question remains “What is more corrupting, Family Money or Hedge Fund Money”?

The Democrats want to peg Congressman Guinta a liar based on the conflicting statements made by an elderly woman. Somehow this is supposedly corrupting but I fail to see how. Will Congressman Guinta vote for a special Social Security payment just for his mom?

Or is the $3,200,000 donations made to Shaheen, Kuster and Hassan by California Billionaire Tom Steyer corrupting? What does Mr. Steyer expect from these 3 NH women? Perhaps votes maintaining so called Green Energy subsidies. Preferential treatment of so called Green Energy companies by Congress on future votes protecting his massive investments in so called Green Energy companies. Perhaps even a bailout of California’s broke pension funds, or other special treatments for California.

I suggest NH’s Republican elected officials get some backbone and stand up for Congressman Guinta.

NH Voters need to give this situation a thorough examination of facts and motives and vote accordingly.

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura

Sunday
Aug162015

Donald Trump – Switch Hitter!

Back in the 60’s and 70’s most professional baseball teams had at least one switch hitter on their roster. A switch hitter is one that could bat from either side of the plate, they could swing the bat as a lefty or a righty. Mangers used this capability as a way to combat opponents switching pitchers. One fact is all switch hitters have a dominant side they prefer hitting from, where they have a better swing with more power.

Donald Trump is a switch hitter politician. Today he is swinging from the right side as a Republican. Don’t let that fool you though, his dominant side is as a lefty, Democrat. He is at heart a rich elite that knows what is best for everyone else.

Trump has stated in debates that he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much better. He doesn’t articulate what it is that would be much better. Look into his past statements and you will soon discover that he is in favor of a “Single Payer” big government health care system. The same system that Senator Bernie Sanders the admitted Socialist from Vermont supports.

Trump hasn’t said anything about Common Core mandates from the Department of Education that usurps the States sovereignty. Education is the States responsibility. We could drastically reduce the Department of Education responsibilities to one of distributing the money allocated to education by the Congress, and as a clearing house of good and bad ideas that come from the various States experimenting with education reform.

Trump has threatened to run as a third party independent candidate. This has the Republican Party in knots as they remember the Ross Perot Independent candidacy that resulting in Bill Clinton getting elected instead of George Bush the First. However times are very different and Trump is very different from Perot. Trump is garnering support from all the dissatisfied voters from both parties and would hurt the Democrats as much as it would the Republicans. Trump as a third party independent candidate would be good for the Republicans chances to win the 2016 presidential race.

Trump claims that he would get the border situation straightened out and he would get Mexico to pay for it but never tells us how he would accomplish that. Trump who supposedly speaks his mind wants us to wait until his consultants come up with an idea before he will tell us how he plans on doing this. This is troubling as it indicates that he doesn’t have a very good grasp of US Foreign policy. We send billions of dollars in foreign aid to Mexico and the other Central American countries where many of the illegals are coming from. It would be a simple thing to squeeze these countries by sending them a “Paid Invoice” as their “Foreign Aid” for services rendered to those countries citizens that are illegally occupying our country.

As for the border security issue perhaps it is time for the USA to stop worrying so much about the Middle East and focus on our hemisphere. The comedian Ron White has the best idea of securing our border. Take our world class military, march right through Mexico, disband the drug cartels on the way through and continue on down to the Panama Canal.  Now instead of 2500+ miles of border fencing you would need only 60 miles of fencing, with basically a moat on the other side. So much easier to patrol. Now all the illegals from Mexico and Central America would no longer be illegals as they would be citizens of the USA Extension!

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura

Editor, NHInsider.com

Saturday
Jul182015

Trump Candidacy Threatens NH “First In Nation” Status!

You’ve heard about the Donald Trump Candidacy as a Republican for the 20216 election cycle? Who hasn’t right, with the Main Stream Media pumping out story after story! Trump makes outrageous statements usually with a hint of truth behind them. The media organizations use these to attract audiences, usually liberal/progressive in nature who can be outraged at the Donald’s antics. They know full well The Donald is all about promoting The Donald. He basks in the limelight. Liberal Progressives and their media enablers see a great opportunity to disrupt the Republican selection process and perhaps maybe even give Hillary a clearer path to victory.

This is easily accomplished, Trump can be baited into making harsh, offensive, racially charged, entitled, etc. comments about all the major issues of the day. Worse he will make it sound like there is one single simple solution to problems as he defines major issues involving lots of dynamics as having one causation that needs correcting.

Next publish “polls” showing Trump leading or right on the heels of the current leaders in the Republican field. Polls always have such good intention they must be good and accurate right? It’s all in how you ask the questions, who you ask, and how many you ask.

Next solicit comments from his competitors. A baiting game trying to get others to agree or better yet disagree vehemently. This will get “The Donald” fired up with another knee jerk reaction causing more knee jerk outrage amongst the liberal progressives. More viewers, more readers, more tweets trending, and more advertising sold! Secondary benefit is Hillary is able to keep skating away on some really major dereliction of duties, and mishandling of the people’s business usually with the end benefit collected by the Clintons! Everyone is focused on The Donald and the disorganized and dysfunctional GOP or at least as defined by the Main Street Media.

This is all a big Media Induced Scam to sell product and keep the Democrats in power. Which brings up New Hampshire, its “First in the Nation” Primary Status and the risk with The Donald and the Main Stream Media Blitz. New Hampshire’s lame voting system used in the primaries meant to generate millions of dollars in campaign spending right here in New Hampshire is basically the same as the MSM scam.

In New Hampshire you can register as a Democrat, a Republican, or an Undeclared. Anytime during the year you can go to or exchange mail with the Supervisors of the Checklists changing your party affiliation. On primary day if you are an Undeclared you get to pick which ballot you prefer the Democratic or Republican. Immediately following voting you can go to the Supervisors of the Checklists table and file the official card changing your affiliation back to an undeclared or previous party.

This makes Primary Day really just a poll meant to stimulate attention and activity. It is not to actually select the person that the party should run for the office. Many of the people who voted in any given Party’s primary have no intention of actually voting that way in the “Real” election. It is a lot like letting the NY Yankees select the draft picks for the Boston Red Sox. It’s why Trump can win New Hampshire!

Making it even more fun is New Hampshire’s domicile and motor voter laws or at least how some of our Judges interpret the laws. This allows people from all over the country to drive up, make up an address and vote on the same day they got here perhaps even in multiple locations depending on the size of the persons gumption. Sweet!

But keep this hush-hush, between you and me otherwise if the country finds out how New Hampshire’s Primary really works we’ll get kicked to the curb.

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura

Saturday
Jun272015

Will Conservatives Wake Up and Fight Government Marriage?

I have stated before and I will state it again. The problem is not Gay Marriage it is Government Marriage.

Pretending that the government has "feelings" is the real culprit. They do not emote! In no way can the government offer anything to marriage except legal recourse for when it fails. That is why we should be ending governenment marriage ASAP replaceing it with what it actually is, a Personal Partnership, ie a contractual agreement.

Rather than restate this all over again I refer you to a previous Editorial

Get Government Out Of Relationships

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura

Sunday
Jun142015

Senator Ayotte’s Office Phones Jammed!

This past Thursday 6/11/15 the US Senate office of Senator Ayotte had their phones jammed by an unknown perpetrator. Making things worse was the method, they appeared to use a voter list of the Senator’s supporters, or at least Republicans to do the jamming from their phones.

Here’s how it went down. You would get a call from a NH number, i.e.: a 603 number. I know this isn’t actually true anymore due to unlinking of the numbers from the phone companies. That is the impression though that you get when your Caller ID says Danbury NH 603-nnn-nnnn. After saying hello you are in a pause state for a few seconds, then you can hear it ringing somewhere. In a few seconds the ringing phone gets answered “Senator Ayotte’s office, how can I help you”.

Now the original receiver of a call is connected automatically to the Senators office. It now takes a few minutes to explain how you weren’t actually calling Senator Ayotte’s office rather just answering a phone call.

According to Senators Ayotte’s office this had been happening all day long. Wasting valuable time on both ends of the phone, causing legitimate callers to the Senator’s office to ring busy!

Here is my diagnosis, it is either a clever scheme to circumvent the phone jamming laws by having actual callers making the calls even if it is without their permission. Perhaps a test run for future use. Or it is the result of a poorly designed and implemented auto dialer scheme to push a particular ideological position, in which case they should step forward and issue an apology to the Senator and all the people they auto-jammed that day!

Which do you think it was?

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura