17 February 2008

KingCast sees disingenuous NH State Rep. Martha McLeod sacked from finance committee, properly lost her post over HB 1428 Bruce McKay highway.

The Union Leader's Tom Fahey -- pictured with me telling him The Real many months ago in production of short film "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts" wrote this:
We said it could happen and it has. Rep. Martha McLeod lost her post as vice chairman of a House Finance subcommittee after she challenged Democratic leadership over a move to memorialize Franconia Police Cpl. Bruce McKay.

She asked for a mile-long stretch of Interstate 93 in Franconia Notch, or Route 18 nearby, to be named for McKay. She got neither, and was bumped, as happens when people in leadership posts take on the powers above.

I say that's not entirely accurate. In fact, it's not accurate at all. It's total crap. She had the backing of:
Governor Lynch.
NH AG Kelly Ayotte.
State Police Chief Rusell Conte.

I dunno. Seems to me you can't get any more "powers above" than THAT. Nah, sorry Tom she got the boot because the People have spoken, by and through State Reps like Edmond Gionet, who wrote me as noted.

You should read the two "three-blind mice" posts one and two about Martha McLeod, who can't stand me. After I wrote this nice letter to her and she dissed me, I can say the feeling is mutual, dearie.

The State's dog and pony show is drawing to a close, and the dominoes are falling.

Related post: Lawsuit on 21 Feb. 2008 to discover the IP address of the tool who misappropriated Brian Jesseman's likeness in claiming that he was in support of HB 1428 for "Bruce McKay highway."

Related video: The Minutemen "Vietnam," where 3-time felon Gregory Floyd never was.

KingCast: We Jam Econo; make a stench. Quotes from the movie: "The whole idea of the Minutemen was to make our life....into art." "The Minutemen's music had no real precedent.... and it was radical."

8 comments:

Christopher King said...

Look at opposing counsel, praying for a Mulligan.

KingCast says "you're in the rough, folks, play it out."

Christopher King said...

From the Concord Monitor:

Out of favor

Rep. Martha McLeod has been removed from her post as vice chairwoman of the House Finance Committee's Division III, she said. McLeod tied her demotion to her advocacy for naming a road after slain police officer Bruce McKay from her hometown of Franconia. The House voted to study the bill instead.

Anonymous said...

When the House legislature voted against the bill for the McKay Highway, was Franconia was still holding on to the tape of Sarah's OC nightmare, or had this incident been disclosed to the house members before the vote? It was first on KingCast, but that was after the vote in the State House right? January 10th you had the hearing in Grafton,but when did Franconia produce a copy of the Sarah incident that actually worked? thanks for help on the timeline.

Christopher King said...

Dig it:

On or about 22 January they sent me a version that did not function, which is at once thoroughly inexplicable and unacceptable. They had to have checked before they sent it; they blamed it on a 3rd party vendor.

I notified them I was going to Judge Vaughn on 23 January:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2008/01/kingcast-warns-franconia-rsa-91-afoia.html

Then they auto-eroticized me for a while longer, refused to overnight it and I got it on or about 31 Jan and reviewed it promptly:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2008/01/kingcast-reviews-19-march-2006.html

However that was a weekend so I sent it to my guy to post up on YouTube and finally set it up on 4 Feb. 2008:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2008/02/kingcast-presents-bruce-mckay-oc.html

Which was of course after the vote, which is promising, because that means the House didn't even need to see the video before they slammed HB 1428.

But the vote of course was on or about 30 Jan and I posted the vote -- preliminary -- at 250-90:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2008/01/kingcast-says-thank-goodness-hb-1428.html

Christopher King said...

4:27

Thanks for asking that question. In answering it I am shaking my head at the absolute recalcitrance of the State.

Those of you new to this, or even familiar with this blawg know that it has been like this the entire time. Lyin' cheatin' and stallin'.

I can only hope that Judge Vaughn addresses their (in)actions with stern rebuke.

Christopher King said...

BTW people have been asking me when a ruling will issue from Judge Vaughn.

I tell them three things:

1. There are a LOT of complex issues for him to address.

2. We have had new issues ongoing for him to consider, including Defendant Ayotte refusing to turn over ballistic and fingerprint evidence regarding 3 time felon Gregory W. Floyd in spite of well-established law.

3. Judge Vaughn has had his hands full preparing for a really ugly Murder trial, that of Cary Indelicato -- no, that last name is not a misprint.

Anonymous said...

http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080217/OPINION/802170343/1028/OPINION02

Rep. Martha McLeod has been removed from her post as vice chairwoman of the House Finance Committee's Division III, she said. McLeod tied her demotion to her advocacy for naming a road after slain police officer Bruce McKay from her hometown of Franconia. The House voted to study the bill instead.

McLeod called the matter "unfortunate."

"It's more important for me to speak for the officer murdered in my town than to keep my parking space," she said Friday night.

The Public Works Committee heard a lot of mixed testimony on the bill, including receiving two petitions from Franconia against naming a portion of Interstate 93 after the controversial officer, before unanimously recommending holding the bill for study.

McLeod said that before the bill was debated, she "was told there would be consequences if I stood up on the floor," though she wouldn't say who did the warning.

"It's not a value that we as Democrats tend to hold, that people are punished for standing up for their communities," she said. "That is now the rule for people who are chairs or vice chairs: They are not allowed to speak against a committee report."

House Speaker Terie Norelli said the move wasn't personal - her rule from the outset has been that committee chairs and vice-chairs cannot speak on the floor of the House against the report of another committee. "The only thing I have asked of committee chairs and vice chairs is not to do battle with other committees on the House floor," she said.

"I think it's fair to say that when someone takes on a leadership position, there is a certain amount of autonomy and freedom we give up," Norelli said. "For instance, I don't get to vote."

Norelli said she's spoken with all the chairs and vice chairs, including with McLeod before the floor debate.

"I respect that choice. But it was a choice she made," Norelli said.

Christopher King said...

7:24

Here's the link, dig this quote from Miss Martha:

"It's more important for me to speak for the officer murdered in my town than to keep my parking space," she said Friday night.

We might give you some cred if you for once mentioned the murdered young man, Liko Kenney.

Tool.