Add voter fraud to the list of offenses committed by illegal aliens in the Granite State. As you may know, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, was forced by a federal court to release the names of six arrested illegal immigrants.
Timberlane Regional School District School Board Member Donna Green has released the communication that led to accusations by Superintendent Earl “Megalo” Metzler that she was quote “communicating with district staff members to obtain free professional services for personal reasons.” End quote. We’d reported yesterday that Green made a phone call to community television staff about a problem she was having with one particular video. In fact, it was an email that reads exactly as follows: Quote “I can’t get the audio to play on the TRSB Vimeos. Audio plays on all other files on the Vimeo site. Could you help me figure out what my problem is please? Many thanks, Donna” Wow…In the email accusing Green of such naked abuse of her position to use of school personnel for personal purposes, Metzler’s secretary wrote that Metzler quote “directs that any further requests to use district resources in either your capacity as a school board member or taxpayer, needs to be submitted to through the proper channels (School Board chair or the Superintendent). In closing, Dr. Metzler indicates he would be more than happy to help you with any requests that assist you in performing your duties as a school board member.” Is this guy for real or what?
“How ugly is Annie Kuster?” That’s a question posed by State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, Republican from Manchester’s Ward 8, in a recent blog post that’s sparked some controversy. After going through a story about a drag queen bar in Montreal, Vaillancourt answers his question by writing he thinks of Kuster every time he walks by that bar and opines that quote “sad to say, but the drag queens are more attractive than Annie Kuster….not that there’s anything wrong with that.” The point of Vaillancourt’s article was to say that if the race between Kuster and G O P challenger Marilinda Garcia is close, polling he thinks he’s seen about how attractiveness affects voting suggests Garcia will win the race because, as he wrote quote “Let’s Be honest. Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven’t offended sin.”
In a statement released yesterday, Garcia, whom Democratic State Rep. Peter Sullivan from Manchester’s Ward 3 said was little more than Londonderry State Rep. “Al Baldasaro in stiletto heels” and compared her unfavorably to Kim Kardashian, blasted Vaillancourt writing quote: “(his) recent comments about Rep. Ann Kuster are sexist and have absolutely no place in political discourse. Both Rep. Kuster and I have experienced this unfortunate reality of being a woman in politics. I hope that as time moves forward and more female candidates run for political office around the country, people will focus on the content of our ideas rather than what we wear and how we look.” End quote. We’ve linked to the blog so you can read it for yourself. On a side note, Garcia will hold the second of five planned Town Hall meetings tomorrow at Dartmouth College. She’ll be joined by former U N Ambassador John Bolton to discuss foreign affairs.
Speaking of ugly, divorce is never pretty and it looks like the Dunbarton School District has found that out the hard way. Here’s the story. On March 13, two thousand one, Goffstown voters approved a twenty year, twelve million dollar bond to renovate and expand Goffstown High School. On this past July first Dunbarton withdrew from the Authorized Regional Enrollment Area Agreement with the Goffstown and New Boston school districts, breaking a partnership that started in nineteen seventy one. Earlier in the year, voters in Dunbarton and Bow overwhelmingly approved an agreement between the two towns to send Dunbarton’s middle and high school kids to Bow schools at the expiration of Dunbarton’s AREA agreement with Goffstown and New Boston. Goffstown believed Dunbarton still had to repay its share of the improvements to Goffstown High. Dunbarton disagreed saying their agreement had expired. Goffstown filed for a hearing at the New Hampshire State Board of Education which ruled unanimously in its favor last week. The news was announced yesterday. Dunbarton now has to pony up more than five hundred thirty thousand dollars to satisfy its obligations to Goffstown. Dunbarton may also appeal the decision to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.