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Now I Know How Joy Felt

Hey, somebody put a porta-potty next to my driveway!


Schneck Lake

I’m thinking we’re going to need a good sump pump although Karen tells me we had a fair amount of rain up here the last few days. (I’ve been out of town and am seeing my new hole for the first time.)

There were enough big rocks down in there to build Fred Flintstone a new house but the great news is that there was no ledge, which had there been any it would have been very expensive to get it removed.

Last Week

Final Final Final Vote Count

As we know,  changes in the laws governing mail in ballots made the vote tallies compiled on election night highly tentative. In the future we really won’t ever know for sure who won an election until 48 hours after the polls close. I hate that law. It ruins election day and it ruins election night parties. Election day itself doesn’t even mean anything any more.  And of course it opens up a window for all sorts of hanky panky if the election night results end up being close enough that it would be worth trying to somehow come up with some new ballots.

Anyway we can all stop holding our breath now.

Congratulations again to the Republican team. Well done!

Council Meeting Of November 7, 2018

Historic Night For Belmar







The numbers:






Important Announcement

I have to visit my office in Newark for a few days and was scheduled to take a 3:50 flight today from Manchester, NH to Newark.  I’ve spent the entire day here at the airport and I’m still here and now United says the flight will leave at 8:31. Even if United eventually comes up with an airplane for us I’ll have a hard time reporting the election results tonight.

I suggest you use the County site to find out the election results because I probably won’t be able to post them until morning.

Click on the image below to go to the County results page.


Will Their Dunes Hold?

Good Questions

NH has two public questions on the ballot. Both are to amend the state Constitution and both are pro-liberty. provides this explanatory statement for the first question:

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a taxpayer who is eligible to vote in the state has standing to petition the court to declare whether the state or the political subdivision in which the taxpayer resides has spent funds in violation of a law, ordinance, or constitutional provision.

This came about because in 2009  and again in 2014 courts ruled that simply being a taxpayer did not give legal standing to sue over the distribution of education funds. Of course it should and this amendment gives everybody legal standing to sue if a government here does something illegal or unconstitutional. Story about it here.


Question 2 simply states:

Are you in favor of amending the first part of the constitution by inserting after article 2-a new article to read as follows: [Art.] 2-b. [Right to Privacy.] An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.

Pretty easy to vote yes for both of these.


I see New Jersey has a public question too. A very typical one for down there.

Wednesday’s Agenda

Nothing much happening.

Will still be an interesting meeting of course and I wish I could be there for it.