Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sullivan County Board Meeting - Budget

Jim attended the Sullivan County Board meeting Thursday night. Comments he said not in the article below were against the creation of new programs and services as well as outrageous pay increases during the current economic crisis.

The excuse for a 15% pay increase was that our County was raising an employees salary to be on par with employees in other counties. This is a pile of well bull, a 15% increase in these difficult times when private employees are taking decreases in their salaries is not only ballsy but irresponsible. No increase should have been given and if the employee did not like it he could have quit his job. If other counties were acting in a fiscally responsible manner they could have asked their employees to reduce their salaries to be on par with employees in Sullivan County. But that won't happen government employees and teachers' unions play the ratchet the salary game taxpayers and taxpayer dollars.

Quote of the Day - A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures? - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Update 5/31/09 There is another article about the meeting in the Eagle Times.

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

The following article appeared in the Union Leader.

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Friday, May 29, 2009


I am very tired and will really mess up what I want to write so I am going to share the following.


Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists,
Marxists and Obama supporters.

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of
this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know
we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but
sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of
America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it
on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences
and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each
taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides
can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our
respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides
have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are
welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war,
we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep
Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for
finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical
companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless,
homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey
moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC
and Hollywood .

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the
right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks
and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault,
we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam,
Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we
will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You
can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing
doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm
sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World
to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up
poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our
history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like
minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit
delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of
us will need whose help in 15 years.


John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you

Thursday, May 28, 2009

17% of Scripps Spelling Bee Semifinalists are Homeschoolers

Only 2% of all students are homeschoolers it is just great that 17% of the Scripps Spelling Bee Semifinalists are homeschoolers. Here is a round of applause for their parents and these 7 children. Good luck to all.

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Will Obama be President for the next 40 years?

There is a bill being introduced to remove term limits for presidents. If this does not get your butt away from the computer to contact your senators and representatives nothing will. They need to hear your voice on the phone or via a snail mail letter an email is not enough. We do not need a Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussien or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leading this country. People put term limits on during FDR's reign for a reason, please help stop this from happening.

The following was reported on


"H. J. Res. 5, Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Legislating from the Bench

There was a reason our Founding Fathers designed the government in the manor in which they did, we have different levels of government for checks and balances. When judges legislate from the bench everyone loses. I am sure Sonia Sotomayer makes both Latin Americans especially those from Puerto Rico and women very happy, but I am not happy because this Judge wants to legislate from the bench. On May 19th I posted an article about how 73% of aspiring teachers failed the math section of the elementary school teacher's licensing exam. This is the type of Judge if faced with their case would allow those who failed into the classroom. This is not good for anyone. Read more about Judge Sonia Sotomayer on the Heritage Foundation's website.

Low Taxes is what is saving N.H. from deeper effects from the recession

In times of a recession you want low taxes, I want low taxes all the time. We here in Croydon and New Hampshire are lucky to have just that. This is also why we must keep fighting an income tax in New Hampshire, having an income tax does not guarantee a reduction in property taxes. An income tax will guarantee more government and a reduction in taxpayer power. Connecticut learned this lesson recently. Check with property owners in any of our neighboring states. Those who are fiscally conservative here in New Hampshire must fight to keep it that way before further damage is done by those in control in the house, senate and governorship here in NH.

The following piece appeared in the Union Leader.

Quote of the Day - “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.” Milton Friedman

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for our readers.

Low taxes: NH's recession buster

Of all the New England states, guess where the recession is expected to be over first? If you guessed Rhode Island, go sit in the corner.

The answer, of course, is New Hampshire. Is anyone surprised?

The New England Economic Partnership's latest study, released last week, projected that Rhode Island would suffer the most in the current recession, New Hampshire the least. New Hampshire would not only come out of the recession sooner than the other states, but it would have the lowest unemployment throughout. Our peak unemployment is expected to hit 7.1 percent; Rhode Island's 10.9 percent. New Hampshire is expected to be the only New England state to maintain an unemployment rate lower than 8 percent during the recession.

The reason Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island will all suffer worse job losses and a longer economic slump than New Hampshire is not because God likes us more (although He does). It's because New Hampshire taxes its people and businesses less and is a generally more business-friendly state.

As we weather the recession better than any other state in the region, it would be a terrible irony if we react to the down economy by instituting policies that would make the next one worse. To balance the state budget, lawmakers are considering awful ideas, such as creating an estate tax and a capital gains tax, both of which tend to depress economic growth by sending capital and jobs elsewhere.

Undoing our tax advantage is exactly the wrong reaction to the recession. If we find other ways to close the state budget deficit, we will have an even greater advantage when compared to our neighbors who heedlessly raised their taxes.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Newport 9.12 Group

Do you believe our government is out of control and government spending is out of control? If you hold seven of these nine principles to be true and these twelve values to be true consider joining the Newport 9.12 group.

1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The 12 Values
* Honesty
* Reverence
* Hope
* Thrift
* Humility
* Charity
* Sincerity
* Moderation
* Hard Work
* Courage
* Personal Responsibility
* Gratitude

The following LTE appeared in the Eagle Times.

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:52 AM

To the Editor:
Attention Newport residents:
Did you know that there are roughly 4,000 registered voters in the town of Newport? Did you know that roughly 10 percent of those registered voters voted? That leaves 442 people making the decisions for the town of Newport. You should be upset and outraged.

Upset that most of the people in your town don't care enough about the decisions affecting your town, and outraged that only 442 people decide if your taxes get raised or not. Local and federal governments are growing every day because of the apathy of the people. It's time to wake up Newport! It's time to wake up everyone!
You need to be involved in the decisions that your town is making no matter how small or insignificant. That is about to change! Coming soon, a new Web site devoted to making the "town meeting" easier to understand, and allowing you an easy way to make your decision on how you should vote. If you would like to get more involved please consider joining our local "9.12" group.
Contact me at
Now is the time to get involved in making your town a better place to live and a better place to raise your children.
Amanda Dombroski