Guest Blogs

Tuesday
Mar062007

Who's Supposed to Serve Who?

by Tom Sutliffe

Dear Ms. Munsey:

We were a little confused and rather concerned with your untimely response to our letters of February 8th, 12th & 26th, 2007, with full knowledge that time was of the essence. The 2006 School Annual Report, as you know by statute, is required to be in the voter’s hand 7 days prior to the election which is March 13th. A letter from you was received March 3rd, 2007 wherein you stated, [our concern] “is a matter for the Epping School Board” and “I will let you know their decision as soon as I know”.

We wrote to you because we are very concerned with what your understanding is regarding our request for “having our viewpoint included, only if the school board has planned to open a forum by presenting selectively biased information concerning the school warrant articles.” We believe that you are the appropriate public official to voice our concerns to regarding District and School Board advocacy issues as specifically instructed on the Epping School District Home page.

“Please feel free to contact me at bmunsey@sau14.org or 603-679-8003. I request that all concerns be brought to the attention of the teacher, school principal, superintendent, and school board in that order per school district policy.”

It is our belief that as Superintendent, your advice and direction to the Epping School Board would have been instrumental in supplementing the School Board’s expanded understanding of the school ballot and warrant article statements contained within the 2006 School Annual Report relative to the constitutional constraints incumbent to their right to inform. We will no longer tolerate their crossing the line of State and Federal Constitutions prohibitions utilizing public monies and resources for purposes of advocacy. There are constitutional constraints that apply to the District and School Board’s right to fairly inform, when using taxpayers’ monies and resources, which you are charged with overseeing. We are mindful that the Epping School District is well acquainted with these issues, having already expended in access of $30,000 of the taxpayers monies for legal counsel on this continuing saga (Federal Case #06-CV-00474-SM) thus, you must be adequately informed that absent any specific statutory authorization to advocate, you have none.

We presume, at this late date, since the District has chosen not to respond in a timely manner to our citizen’s group concerns and most probably the Report been completed, that it has also chosen not to illegally engage in a one sided advocacy forum in the people’s 2006 Annual Town Report.

Click here to view warrant article

 

Monday
Mar052007

Veterans degraded by U.S. congress

by Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Veterans returning from war today are coming back to being treated sub-stand. Our political leaders receive the finest of medical and other care. This is not just the disabled Veterans of today’s wars. Congress as well as citizens spit on us during the Vietnam conflict.

NH Congress woman Carol Shea-Porter this past week used her influence on the Arm-services committee to have a Veterans Doctor sign a commitment letter to stop me from writing letters to the editor about her. I am a 100% disabled veteran from the Vietnam Conflict. This Congresswoman used the Dover NH police in the attempt to have me locked up for writing a threaten letter. This Congresswoman had a Special Agent fly up from DC in the attempt to have my freedom taken. This Congresswoman did this with lies and miss statements.

I try to file a harassment complaint against her and the Dover And Lee police refuse because of her power. Whom do the Police protect and serve? The money this Congresswoman is wasting for her selfish gain could be used to help today’s disabled veterans.

I have written President Bush, the Veterans administration and many others only to be ignored. The newspapers refuse to print my letters for many reasons. Our Constitution is a worthless piece of paper at this time. The government and powerful use it to increase their power.

The newspapers no longer have ethics and print the truth. No, newspapers print news that best increases their business. Today I heard friends talk about how radio stations are now discussing the newspaper articles about me. The news refuses to print my response to the lies that they write.

Today’s Veterans as well as all other Veterans come home a different person from when they left. You that never served can not understand. Today’s Veterans as well as all the other Veterans receive sub-stand treatment from the American people because newspapers and our political leaders have lost respect for the Veterans that protect our Freedom.

Sunday
Mar042007

Can You Spot Any Commonality? Me Neither!

by Tom Sutliffe

There are no surprises here...can you spot any commonality running throught these votes? Me neither! What surprises me is how they get re-elected term after term. It's nice to see "Country First" reflected by our elected representatives!

Shocking Senatorial Votes

"Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ~ anonymous

The following senators voted against making English the official language of America :

Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Now, the following are the august senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security Benefits. Can you spot any commonality running through these votes? Me neither! They are grouped by home state. If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative.
Alaska : Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R)
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (I)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa : Harkin (D)
Kansas : Brownback (R)
Louisiana Landrieu (D)
Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana : Baucus (D)
Nebraska : Hagel (R)
Nevada : Reid (D)
New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D) , by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)

Reminder:

Don't forget to pay your taxes..... 14+ million illegal aliens are depending on you!

 

Friday
Mar022007

Where Does It Say?

by Tom Sutliffe

Can anyone tell me where it is written in a NH RSA that Selectmen or School Boards can use the people's annual town report to advocate for their position on warrant articles coming befor ethe electorate? Have I missed the RSA that grants this right? Please Advise.

TITLE III
TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGE DISTRICTS, AND UNINCORPORATED PLACES

CHAPTER 41
CHOICE AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS

Selectmen

Section 41:13

 

    41:13 Report. – At the close of each fiscal year the selectmen shall make a report to the town, giving a particular account of all their financial transactions during the year, and of the financial condition of the town at the close of the year, including a schedule of all its assets and liabilities.

Source. 1869, 26:4. GL 40:10. PS 43:11. PL 47:17. RL 59:17.

 

TITLE III
TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGE DISTRICTS, AND UNINCORPORATED PLACES

CHAPTER 41
CHOICE AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS

Selectmen

Section 41:14

 

    41:14 Publication of Reports. – The selectmen shall cause their report, and those of other town officers required by law to make reports, to be published in pamphlet form at the expense of the town and make the same available to the voters of said town at least 7 days prior to the date of the annual meeting.

Source. PS 43:12. 1901, 26:2. PL 47:18. RL 59:18. 1947, 99:1, eff. Dec. 31, 1947.

Thursday
Mar012007

NH Conservatives will rise again

by Rep. Dan Dumaine

Keep the faith. The day is coming when Conservatives will become the majority. As you may have noticed, I did not use the word, “again” because Conservatives have actually not been a majority in this State for a very long time. The damage that the Democratic Party is doing to itself is great. I use the term "great" because it actually is, but it’s also because the damage being done is huge.

The Democratic Party actually believes that this last election was a wake up call for all in the Republican Party when in actuality, it was a wake up call for all the liberals within the Republican Party. The liberals believe that the majority of us who live in this State and this Great Nation actually want to see America lose the war on terror. The liberals believe that our flawed public school monopoly system is the only possible way to educate and therefore, why bother to try anything else. The liberals also believe that a repeal of parental notification is required to protect us from ourselves because we simply can no longer raise our children without help from the village.

Liberals further believe that the right of a business owner to choose how to legally operate his or her privately owned business must be mandated by the Government because second hand smoke just might, will maybe, could possibly cause over 800 deaths a year. In the course of what, twenty, thirty or forty years? While at the same time these very same liberals defend a woman’s right of choice to freely terminate the human lives of their unborn children each and every day. The fact remains that there is unadulterated proof that abortion is responsible for millions of deaths each and every single year.

Let us not forget that liberals from both sides of the isle blocked an effort (CACR34) last term of allowing the people of NH the opportunity to either give or not give us their permission to change our State Constitution which would have recognized traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman. This is exactly why I’ve brought CACR34 back in the form of CACR1. “LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE!”

Oh yes, lets not forget the fact that liberals are also pro-income tax, pro-sales tax, pro-tax and spend, pro-bigger and more intrusive government. If you don’t remember anything else, never forget this. Our liberal Governor has just finished creating a very large budget increase. My question to Governor John Lynch is how are we as taxpayers going to pay for this increase? I as one of your constituents not only want an answer to this question, I have a right to that answer.

In 2008 these liberal legislators from both sides of the isle will finally see that these are things that the people of this Great State and Nation do not want. We are temporarily in the minority now, but keep your chins up, stay proud and always remember how we as your legislators vote.