2014 July thru September Posts


NOW I'm PISSED -OFF!                                       7-1-2014

                         Let's get this out of the way right now;  I spent too many years sugar-coating the truth and sparing "Tender Little Feelings", despite of being the target of rude and insensitive thugs all too often, myself. I think it is more than obvious what Political Correctness and molly-coddling has created in America. While there is no need or excuse to deliberately hurt anyone's feelings, I have come to believe that most people today need to be told the truth and held accountable for bad BEHAVIORS, not excused  based on color, religion, sexual preference or what kind of childhood they had.  I will NEVER, EVER, attack someone based on things they cannot help or private choices they make for themselves, however, I WILL defend my OWN right to choose and tell it like it is when it comes to behavior and if anyone doesn't like it, TOUGH! Someone has to say it ! 

                          Apparently, SOME people read a whole lot more into last night's post than is actually there. It was described as "Hateful" and "Homophobic" . I just re-read it twice and I don't see that anywhere.  I called Homosexual Extremists and Far-Left liberals what they are, because it's the truth, but I did not attack anyone's right to be homosexual or left-wing, nor did I target these people as a whole. I hold no animosity toward homosexuals in general and respect their freedom and privacy, BUT, when a group of homosexual EXTREMISTS attack the First Amendment Rights of innocent Americans who are simply exercising those rights and minding their own business, I WILL attack that group. People who make statements about "Burning Down Hobby Lobby" because they won the right to use their 1A rights, are SICK, regardless of whether they are gay, straight, green, or purple. It IS what it IS! Failing to say it is why we are in the mess we are in today. 

                           Imagine, if a Conservative Christian threatened to burn down Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions. What do you suppose the reaction and backlash to that would be ? The media and lefties would not call them a small group of extremists, they would call Open-Season on every Conservative and Christian in existence! I am proud to say that I did not, and would not, lump homosexuals all together that way. I know better, and I have homosexual friends who are peaceful, honorable, and compassionate people, many are much nicer folks than a lot of straight people I know ! I would come to their defense anytime, anywhere. 

                           MY anger is sparked by the attitude of special-interest groups, minorities and lefties who feel that only THEY have rights, only THEIR opinions and choices deserve to be respected. The lack of give and take is destroying this country and our very culture. None of us, left, right, black, white, straight or gay, can have it ALL. If we WANT freedom, we must GRANT freedom. Who is it that always chants, "COEXIST"? They SAY it, but they do not LIVE it. They WANT it , but refuse to GIVE it ! Hobby Lobby is owned by a devoutly Christian family and no government entity has the power or right to strip them of their 1st amendment protections of Freedom of Religion. The very suggestion that the government would force these people to violate their beliefs to accomodate a tyrannical healthcare mandate, is perilous. They won because they were right, because the Constitution protects them and EVERYONE else from such oppressive laws. Constitutional Laws do not apply to the chosen few, the loudest whiners, or the most able to "Buy" power. The protections and freedoms are applicable to ALL Americans and all valid religions, forms of free speech, and expression. 

                            I harbor NO hate for homosexuals or minorities, but I DO hate abuse, excuses and selfishness and I will NOT be silent any longer ! Live as you choose, but do NOT try to tell ME how to live or abuse me for disagreeing with you or you will face a hailstorm of political incorrectness such as you have never seen or heard!  Do NOT attempt to have everything ONE way or to steal the rights of others. Respect MY rights and I will respect YOURS. PERIOD.  So YES, the people who are threatening arson on Hobby Lobby and now saying they intend to perform same-sex acts on Hobby Lobby property, are Homosexual Extremists, and that is the truth that needs saying. If peaceful, sensible people take offense at that, then the problem is theirs, not mine. 

                             People who believe the government should take care of them and run our lives, are Socialist Extremists and left-wing radicals, period. Are ALL liberals extremists? No. I have said a thousand times that there are NO absolutes and I wish people would GET THAT! Am I extreme Right-Wing"?  In a lot of ways, YES, and people call me that every day. SO? It's true. I would never do anything violent or threaten to do any such thing, but my passion for freedom, Constitutionality, and mutual respect for the rights of others are EXTREME. I make NO apology for being transparent and patriotic. Nor will I apologize for being politically incorrect, it is a dangerous and counter-productive practice to censor one's speech. 

                             We try to never be hurtful to those who don't deserve it, but it is way past time to call the bad guys, bad guys. The war between Good and Evil has always been and always will be, but we must STOP excusing the evil by dipping it in the sugar bowl. 


 The TRUTH About Racism                                                              7-3-2014

              TWO events inspired this post;  1) Being called a "Homophobe" for the first time in my life, and 2) The 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.  

               Yesterday's news was rife with propaganda. Burger King has taken a BOLD step by introducing a new burger called the "Proud Whopper" . It is promoted by cross-dressers and comes in a rainbow wrapper. Okay, fair enough, it's a free country for a few more months, but I DO have a question.   Will Burger King now address the Liberal's "Fairness" mantra and offer a "Patriot's Whaler" fish sandwich, have Glenn Beck and Allen West promote it and wrap it in red,white and blue paper ? FAT CHANCE. So what makes ONE view worthy of celebration and not the other ? 

                Does that make me a hateful Homophobe, OR a Conservative American who supports TRUE equality ? Am I a hater for expecting our young people to be exposed to BOTH views and allowed to choose for themselves and not be force-fed ONE view while the other is suppressed ? You decide. I no longer care what I'm accused of or who objects to what I say. I do my best as a very flawed human being and imperfect Christian, to follow the laws of God and the U.S Constitution. I stumble, I lose my patience and my temper, but I NEVER compromise my values and tenets, especially not to defend what we all KNOW is deliberate indoctrination and one-sided propaganda. 

                If that means that I lose friends and gain enemies, so be it.  Being a wimp or a Traitor to my God and Country in the name of Political Correctness is NOT an option ! "Nuff said.

                Now, about Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. NEVER has there been a more racist president than LBJ, until Obama. The celebrations surrounding this landmark event 50 years ago, were a prime example of the gullibility of the American people.  LBJ was lifted to Hero status for this brave move to "Allow" Blacks to vote and exercise their God-Given Rights without prejudice. What a buckboard load of C-R-A-P !  The first delivery of many MORE loads of crap to be dumped on Black Americans to this very day. Still, they fell for it and literally RAN to register as Democrat voters. Meanwhile, LBJ and his fellow racists were laughing and enjoying their success at having bamboozled the Black community. 

                As Black Americans began to register by the thousands to be members of the party that brought them the KKK, LBJ made the following, prophetic statement:  "I will have those N_ggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years".  That is exactly what has happened. Still think propaganda doesn't work ?  Since July 2, 1964, Washington Democrats have carried forth the LBJ promise and the goal of "Owning" Black allegiance by enabling and crippling generations of them. The Dems magnify and invent race issues, promote government dependence and discourage responsibility and accountability among Blacks. They enslave and oppress while masking their evil goals as "Supportive Compassion". 

                When Obama is ready to declare Martial Law and ensure  disarmament and indefinite reign, and he WILL,  it will be the Blacks, Mexicans and Poor Whites he will "USE" to spark the flame of unrest.  It's SO simple, that it is almost genius ! All this administration needs to do to incite massive, civil unrest and the declaration of Martial Law, is cut off the benefits and entitlements.  When the Food Stamps, Section 8, Medicaid and free cell phones are taken away suddenly, MILLIONS of people will face starvation and homelessness and have NO means of survival. 

                 Hordes of angry, frightened Americans will take to the streets and make the Watts Riots look like a kindergarten field trip.  (Still think Gun Control is a good idea?). Martial Law will be declared by Executive Order immediately and the armored Humvees with "DHS" and "U.N" printed on their doors will roll into the cities. Thousands of jack-booted, heavily-armed "Cops" will open fire and blood will flow. FEMA centers will fill up and the cities will become empty, destroyed wastelands delivered into the hands of the Socialist mechanics. The Dream come true.  All the minorities and poor whites, the so-called, "Undesirables", will be decimated, fulfilling the Rockefeller, Gates and Ted Turner aim of de-population and allowing Obama to remain in office indefinitely. The Constitution will be abolished and Bibles banned. OVERNIGHT. THINK about it, Conspiracy Theory or Actual Agenda ? Open your eyes. 

                   LBJ was NO hero, no friend of Black Americans. Washington Democrats are the MOST extreme racists ever to draw breath, always HAVE been, always WILL be. As we watch Obama's lawlessness and Executive Orders increase by the day, millions of illegal immigrants flood across our borders unchecked, and the year 2016 draw nearer, the closer we are to the scenario I just described to you.  It is my "Personal" opinion that an attempt to implement this nightmare will occur within the next 18 months.  It HAS to for the plan to be successful and the present D.C players to remain in power. 

                   I am not an alarmist, I am an informed realist.  Wake up, use your heads, and if you will not or cannot DO something to assist in putting a stop to this administration's lawlessness NOW, then at the very least, be prepared. 


 Post Script:    Just a little piece of information from "connections" at the border.  Medical personnel installed at the border to assist with the mass-invasion have been ordered to remain SILENT about the extreme number of serious diseases being carried into our country.  They have been threatened with arrest and indefinite detention for any violation of this Gag-Order. 

                       Remember this when you and your children are exposed. Remember too, that Obama and his minions INVITED these people here against the wishes of Congress and the American People and in violation of U.S Immigration Laws. Democrats and RINOS in Washington, thanks a lot! 


Does Lebanon Love America ??                                                      7-5-2014

                          I was out of town yesterday for the 4th. There were a LOT of travelers on the roads, picnics in back yards and small-town parades. Everywhere we went, there were American Flags. They were flying from telephone poles and truck beds, mailboxes and doorways. It was awesome to see the strength of American patriotism still alive and well. 

                          Today, I took a ride around the area just to see how many homes and businesses fly the flag just because this is America and they are proud to live here.  Since early Spring, I've noticed how many towns have flags along their Main streets on the utility poles, full-time. Chatham does, and they also have their Main Street intersections planted with beautiful flowers. Nassau does, and they too, plant flowers in public areas such as the Rt. 20 bridge and the main intersection. Brainard has flags on every pole all summer. Berlin, Petersburg, and Stephentown,  proudly fly the flag  as do most of the residents. 

                           Here in New Lebanon, there are NO flags on our main thoroughfare, and very few residents have them on their properties. Canaan is also lacking in patriotism except at Lake Queechy, which is teeming with flags. Why do you suppose this is ?  Yes, Lebanon has seen a large influx of liberals in the past 10 years, but so has Chatham. Brainard is not even an official TOWN, yet they have flags. Lebanon has fewer businesses than Chatham and Nassau, but Stephentown and Brainard are not booming with businesses in any way. So what is the problem in New Lebanon? 

                            We have plenty of businesses to allow the LVBA to purchase and display flags from our utility poles on Rt. 20, or as the Progressives like to call it, the "Miracle Mile".  We could have a large flowerbox on the Vee in front of the old Hess property and I am only one of MANY residents that would donate flowers and time to tend them. Are Lebanon folks THAT busy and distracted with the idea of making Lebanon a Liberal Utopia that they have forgotten the blessing of Freedom? Have we over-looked the simple, welcoming and warm touches that show passers-by that we are proud of our country and our town? It would seem so. 

                             The Shaker Road flower-boxes are a huge hit with the people who live here and use this road every day. If you go back to my post of 5-18-2014, you will remember how simple and low-cost this project was ! This is something that could be done all over town, yet ours remains the ONLY flower bridge in Lebanon.  I am ashamed that my hometown has no American Flags displayed in the public areas. Why can't we get our priorities straight and look to the things we can do NOW to make this town a better community?  I challenge the LVBA, the grossly over-funded library, and the Town Board, to implement a beautification project for New Lebanon this summer. Our new, Community Caring Committee has a printed list of low-cost suggestions to get the ball rolling. ALL residents welcome and volunteers appreciated. (K9Sheps@yahoo.com)


                             Speaking of committees, I need to mention something now that I think is very vital to all New Lebanon property owners. I won't go into great detail YET, but I DO want you all to know that there is an issue before the Town Board that will have an impact on us all. There is a proposed Noise Ordinance on the table that if implemented, will impact our ability to use and enjoy our properties as we see fit. Zoning in this town is already excessive and oppressive, and the severe regulations included in this proposal are SO extreme, they are ludicrous. These demands were drafted by another "new" committee called the "Lebanon Valley Conservancy".  This small group was formerly called "Concerned Citizens of New Lebanon". I suspect the name was changed to allow the members who do not LIVE in Lebanon, but in E. Nassau, Stephentown, and E. Chatham, to have a"SAY". 

                              Naturally, this Ordinance is aimed primarily at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, but make no mistake, if it IS adopted, it will apply to all of us and we will lose the freedom we have left, to do as we wish on our own properties. Prospective businesses will NOT want to locate here, and the cost to taxpayers to enforce the regulations will be prohibitive. Remember the 60 thousand dollars spent by our former ZEO on ridiculous and unnecessary Zoning lawsuits? This Noise Ordinance would make that look like chump change!  All because a very small group of folks who ALL located here well after the Speedway and Drag Strip were established, have decided they don't want to hear the cars anymore. 

                                This issue will be addressed here in depth in the coming weeks, but for the moment, that's all I can say. Know this, that these folks don't just want less noise, they want the Speedway GONE, and their demands if met, WOULD put an end to the LVS. Next week, I will post a copy of this proposal here for you to read, as well as the rebuttals and counter-actions. Choose a side. 

                                 Another small, but important issue is the Air-Conditioning problem at the Town Hall Meeting Room. Having just spent $500,000.000 on that little room, WHY must we choose between hearing what the board is saying, or being cool and comfortable during the meetings? As it stands right now, we must either turn off the A.C to hear the speakers and sweat to death, or turn the A.C on, be comfortable, but not able to hear a thing. That's pretty ridiculous for a brand-new system in a half-million dollar room, don't you think? 

                                 In closing, I ask you all once again to consider getting involved in your community. Not just in the aesthetics, but the future, the growth and the unification. Our country is on life-support, and resuscitation must begin in our own little town. 

                                   God Bless,  JJ


The NEW Lebanon Issue                                                7-7-2014

                     Today is the day. I now have the green light to go ahead and post this ridiculous, selfish and oppressive document for all to see !  Apparently, there is quite a Facebook battle going on over this "Lebanon Valley Conservancy" group and their elitist demands. I don't know anything but what I've been told, as I only use FB when I need to post something of importance to the Madison's Militia page.  In any case, early reports have the MAJORITY supporting our Speedway as usual, and as it SHOULD be. 

                      As the Gail Heinsohn article in the Courier quoted Howard Commander, "Who is the "Lebanon Valley Conservancy"?  Well, they claim to number 100 members, which I believe is a huge over-estimation, and they were formerly called, "Concerned Citizens of New Lebanon". I have seen these people at every Stephentown meeting when they attempted to stop the Moto-X track, and they don't number 100 or even close to that. WHO they are, is a group of liberals, many of  whom have not lived here all that long, who live within earshot of the Speedway. ALL of them bought or built homes here with FULL KNOWLEDGE that there was a racetrack here and that they would likely HEAR it in the summer. 

                      They claim that the Speedway has expanded events , hours and activities in recent years, and I'm sure they HAVE to some extent. Businesses DO that in order to stay solvent. Common sense would cause MOST people to consider that when moving so close to the racing venue, wouldn't you think? Well, no one has ever accused a liberal of having common sense.  These "people" are so desperate to end the Speedway, that they are grasping at straws to find a valid reason. Now they are trying to claim that the Speedway sounds will damage children's hearing. Well let me see, have you seen the kids with the earbuds crammed into their ear canals and the music blasting? Ever been to a rock concert or a teen party? How about the Harley motorcycles that scream through town all summer long? I could list a million things that damage hearing, but the libs won't listen anyway. Facts annoy them. 

                      Imagine if you will, the Speedway holding an event that runs over by 30 minutes. These Conservancy members actually want Howard to be fined $100.00 for every MINUTE he runs over !!  LOLOLOL!!!! They want to dictate his "punishment" for failure to comply with "THEIR" Noise Ordinance, even demanding that some events be cancelled if fines are not paid for exceeding their personal limits on racing activities. Are you KIDDING ME HERE? Who died and made this group God and the Apostles? LOL!! It's very simple. THEY made the conscious choice to move close to an existing Speedway, and NOW, they are living with the consequences of THEIR OWN choices. That is how life works, folks. Adults KNOW that. Heck, even well-trained DOGS know that! Yet LIBERALS, even though they too know it, refuse to accept it. They want everything "Fixed" and rearranged to accomodate THEM, and ONLY them. Not anymore, not in New Lebanon.

                       First of all, any member of the Lebanon Valley Conservancy who is NOT a resident of the Town of New Lebanon , has NO right to a voice or to any input on ANY town ordinance, PERIOD. No Part-Time resident has any say in what we do here. So that narrows their estimated 100 members down a bit, wouldn't you say? Also, if these people want to be taken seriously about ANY of their whiny issues, they should at the very LEAST, have the cajones to identify themselves when they send a letter to the Lebanon Town Board and Howard Commander. Reminds me of the sleazeball who wrote the lies about Matt Larabee when he was running against the Czar. HE was quick to falsely accuse but never signed HIS name, either. 

                       Well, in regards to the "Lebanon Conservancy", the two leaders are: 1) Gary Millett- always complaining about SOMETHING, but has NEVER attended board meetings about anything that does not directly affect HIM.   2) William Davis of Coventry Circle. Another transplant that came here from somewhere else and now wants to transform OUR town to his liking. We have so MANY of these! Long-time locals and REAL country folks have a message for them, Assimilate or Emigrate! The opposition to the Lebanon Valley Conservancy is growing in leaps and bounds already, and by the time this issue makes the Town Board Agenda, we will have thousands standing against them. If you would like to join us, please email me at: PACTJJ@gmail.com.  We at P.A.C.T are at the forefront of this opposition and have organized the "Stop the Assault on Our Speedway" group.  Feel free to jump in and have your voices heard. I will keep you posted on all news and meetings here on this site. 

                        Take my word for it, the Conservancy does not stand a snowball's chance in H_LL of winning this battle.  I can't tell you WHY yet, but believe me, that is a FACT.  For now, we need YOU to spread the word, join the group, oppose ANY Noise Ordinance for our town and let the Town Board know that we will NOT stand for non-residents or part-time residents calling the shots! Not now, not EVER ! While you're at it, tell them that this applies to the Economic Development Committee as well, since they are loaded with non-residents and ARE calling the shots. Are you okay with THAT? When we put this issue to rest as the victors, and we WILL, the members of Stop the Assault will be treated to a HUGE celebration. That's a Promise !  So what are you waiting for? Email me NOW!

  Below is a copy of the letter the Lebanon Valley Conservancy sent to our Town Board and to Howard Commander. Enjoy the laughs!   JJ


Here is OUR Rebuttal Letter : 

P.A.C.T – N.L.R.A

44 Shaker Road 7-12-2014

New Lebanon,N.Y 12125

To: New Lebanon Town Board

Lebanon Valley Conservancy

We at P.A.C.T and the N.L.R.A, (New Lebanon Resident's Advocacy), have carefully read the letter of demands submitted to the Lebanon Town Board by the Lebanon Valley Conservancy group re: the Noise Ordinance. The proposed regulations are excessive to the point of ludicrous and no resident or business could or should be expected to comply with such extreme restraints.

It is interesting that the one, small group of individuals that comprise the Conservancy are much like the Economic Development Committee in that they seem to have forgotten that there are many other residents who are equally entitled to an opinion and voice on what happens in our town. The Conservancy has made it crystal clear that they feel entitled to special considerations and to the right to dictate rules and regulations that will benefit them ,while adversely affecting the majority. No citizen's group has the right to legislate or enforce anything, only to suggest. They are not officials, they are a minority of residents, no more or less important than the rest of us.

All members of the Conservancy made a conscious decision to take residency in a town famous for its stock car racing. Yes, the track has expanded some over the years as should be expected of any successful business. It is understood that the Conservancy members desire quiet summer afternoons at home, don't we all, but the fact is that we must live with the consequences of the choices we make, or relocate and try again.

Howard Commander has gone above and beyond to cooperate with this town and its residents to reduce noise, protect the environment, ensure safety and control traffic all at great personal expense. He has paid for environmental studies, noise studies, archaeological studies, air-quality testing, traffic and safety studies, etc., etc., and has made numerous changes in an effort to satisfy both the town and the residents.   

So we ask today, where is the cooperation from the town and the objectors? Is Mr. Commander the only one expected to make concessions, because thus far, that has been the case? How many of you employ 60 young people all summer each year, or have provided a wholesome activity for families to enjoy together ? How many of you have contributed half as much revenue to the town and lowered the tax base for the rest of us as the Speedway has ,and have any of you attracted regular customers to small, local businesses that would not survive without the race fans ? How many of you attend town board meetings that do not pertain to your personal concerns, but just because it is your town and you should be involved and active IN it ?

Have any of you looked into joining those of us who are attempting to grow, beautify and unify our town with our own hands, talents, and sweat rather then secure grants that will only bring more government control into our lives? Has anyone in the Conservancy done anything to address the Constitutional, Ethical, and Transparency issues that have affected this town for YEARS? For that matter, how many of you have done anything to object to the assault on your Constitutional Rights by our lawless , federal government? What, other than attack a 60-year-old, successful local business, have any of you done to contribute to this community?

We at PACT and NLRA believe that a Noise Ordinance in New Lebanon is not only unnecessary, but would only serve to further restrict the free use of private properties and the expansion of desirable businesses. It would also place a financial burden on the taxpayers to enforce an ordinance.

In closing, we would like to inform the Town Board that we will be petitioning them with our own suggestions for change a.s.a.p. For example:

    1. NO non-residents, or part-time residents may serve on any town board or committee.

    2. No non-residents of the Town of New Lebanon are entitled to an opinion or vote regarding any local laws or businesses, and have no right to petition the town for any reason. This includes owners of local businesses that are not town residents.

We at PACT and NLRA fully intend to oppose any Noise Ordinance in our town and fully intend to support the Speedway. By the way, WE sign our names!

JJ. Johnson-Smith- Organizer

P.A.C.T and NLRA


Town Board AND.....                                                                  7-8-2014

                        New Lebanon is lost. All that is left now is to wait for the property values to rise as the rest of the liberals from the city desperately seek housing here. Then I will sell my place for more than it is worth and literally RUN to the midwest where liberals do NOT want to be. I can't wait !

                        First thing I noticed at the meeting tonight was the absence of the Czar and WHO was filling his Throne. After SEVEN months, a Deputy Supervisor has FINALLY been appointed and you do not have to ASK who that might be, DO you ? C'mon, we all KNEW from Day One who the new Igor would be, the kid with ZERO experience in life OR politics, the clay in the Czar's hand. The very offspring of the Czar's "Confidential Secretary".  Don't tell me you're Surprised ?!  Guess when the rest of the board members were notified of this news?  YESTERDAY !  LOLOL!!!   It's so damn immature and dirty, it's funny! 

                         The second thing I noticed tonight, were the unfamiliar faces among the public. Two women were seated in front of me, one was a Mrs. Ragmuffin or mussen, I'm not sure, and behind us was a man I have never seen before. To my left was a couple I had also never seen. None of these people have ever attended board meetings before, and I have been at just about EVERY one since 2007. I have also lived in Lebanon for 30 years and have never seen these folks.  Yet there they were, so they HAD to have either a Whine or a Want. As expected, the two women turned out to be part-time residents from NY City with a Want.  BIG surprise! 

                           Apparently, they represent yet another new, liberal group, one first mentioned in the Gag the Valley newsletter. It is called, "Behold New Lebanon!". (Good GRIEF!) Of course, this is just my redneck, Right-Wing Extremist opinion, but these people's desire to turn our town into Sturbridge Village is more than a little over-the-top. You know the drill, dress up the dumb local yokels like the Ingalls family and have tourists come and pay to gawk at the quaint, country folk.  They want "Tourism" expanded by having locals display their handcrafts and agricultural techniques to city folks with no clue as to how to be self-reliant or how to tell a cow from a horse. You laugh, but my in-laws run a petting zoo in Hancock and I have seen this with my own eyes! They truly do not know a sheep from a goat ! 

                            For me, this re-enactment of the good old farm days and country ways makes us little more than lab rats under glass. It isn't "cute" or "fun", it is insulting and presumptuous. So is the assumption of these "PART-TIME" , city transplants that we ALL support more tourists in our town clogging the roads, making it impossible to shop in our only source of groceries, Stewarts, pushing us around and being generally rude and obnoxious.  No, MOST of us long-timers and REAL country folks, want FEWER tourists, not MORE, and I said so. Well, these two outlanders turned to me and asked if I preferred economic depression. I said, "YES!", I prefer that to more liberal invasion. I also told them that part-timers have NO right to come here and alter our way of life. They were NOT asked to change our town. 

                            Another thing I took great issue with tonight was the behavior of Eileen Evans. This woman thinks she is Sergeant at Arms of the Town Board Meetings. She sits herself down at the front of the room with her back against the wall and looks out over us like Homeland Security. If a member of the public makes any comment or statement that is in the LEAST critical of the Czar or what she personally supports, Eileen goes into seizures of indignation and rushes to the Czar's defense. 

                             She shadows her son as if he were just learning to toddle and might fall down, and she speaks out of turn while telling others to be quiet until Privilege of the Floor! Tonight, she was very rude to Trina, who had the board's permission to speak. Eileen kept interrupting her and telling her it was not "TIME" to speak! She even challenged Brucey when he got heated up over the Sturbridge Village girls and said, "What's the big deal?".  Now, last time I checked, Eileen Evans was NOT a Council Member or the Meeting Police or Mikey Benson's mommy, but a member of the public, same as the rest of us.  She needs to sit down, shut up and wait her turn like everybody else. In my redneck opinion, there is something a little "OFF" about the Evans/Benson, Town Hall Triangle. 

                              The Czar is the first Town Supervisor to request a Confidential Secretary. We have never had one before and as a result, never had to PAY for one before. Why do we have one NOW? Just to satisfy the Czar's narcissistic desire for secrecy and luxury?  Why not just hire the Deputy Town Clerk Full Time? Would be a whole LOT more transparent and less improper. Benson does not deserve the title of Supervisor if he needs hand-maidens to do his work for him. I can think of a host of OTHER titles he does deserve, but I will restrain myself.


             This little blog started out as an effort to inform Lebanon residents of the corruption issues in our local government.  In talking to people who have served on the boards in the past, I've learned that PACT is the first entity to ever address or oppose this behavior or attempt to hold officials accountable.  That in itself is shameful, but what's worse, is the fact that those who allowed the corruption to continue unchecked for so long, were the very people who should have been quick to object! 

              The farmers, small business owners, the churches  and good 'ol country folk who built this town, failed it. Can't blame the city liberals, they weren't here in great numbers back then as they are now.  Patriotic, faithful, hard-working Conservatives simply looked the other way. WHY? Maybe part of it was that most folks never imagined the long-term consequences we are now seeing and being forced to deal with. As few as 20 years ago, very few Americans ever believed that this country could fail. 

               Who would DARE  attempt to methodically weaken and eventually destroy the most powerful nation on earth? What politician, regardless of HOW sleazy, would dare to violate Constitutional Law and risk impeachment and charges of Treason?  Well, they dared, they violated and they risked, and guess what? The people kept on looking the other way and still DO, despite all the scandals and abominations since 2008.

                It was my own choice to attempt to inform and motivate the patriots that remain. No one asked or forced me to do anything and a lot of folks hate it that I have. I've made a lot of enemies and been called a laundry-list of horrible names, but I've kept on plugging because it matters. Maybe it doesn't matter to YOU, but it matters to ME, to my family and to my God. Quitting is not an option. Never once have I looked for donations to cover expenses, or for anyone to do any of my research or legwork, nor have I ever asked anyone to violate their own tenets. What I HAVE asked for, is for GOOD people to come together and step up, speak out against corruption, maybe attend some meetings, or write an occasional letter. I have asked you to not take me at my word, but to look things up for yourselves. Was that too much to ask, too hard to handle ?

                Is every remaining , Conservative resident of this town THAT busy, that they could not donate an hour or two a month to preserve integrity and defend freedom?  A few, and I mean VERY few, did try for a short time to unite for the purpose of cleaning up Lebanon politics. Just about all of them failed the endurance and loyalty tests.  they lacked the dedication , determination and endurance to stand strong and long in the face of opposition and folded their tents at the first sign of a storm.  I watched people quit for reasons as stupid as a fight with a boyfriend, a backache, or because someone called them a derogatory name!  Yeah, that's what I've had to work with, wimps and quitters. 

                The lack of fortitude among GOOD people is exactly WHY evil, corruption, liberalism, immorality and destruction have prevailed. For a brief time, I allowed myself to trust a little again. I grew close to two, senior citizen men in town that I respected and mistakenly believed were genuine men of integrity. One of them stuck a knife in my ribs when he voted for Obama a SECOND time, revealing where he TRULY stood.  The other, totally betrayed me by voting for Benson a SECOND time. This was all the more painful when you understand that this man moved out of state mere weeks after placing this vote. He had known for a YEAR prior, that he would be leaving here for good, so why did he vote at all?  Why did he vote to sentence us to two more years of tyrannical leadership when he could have given us the gift of a compassionate leader who really cared about this community?  Hard to forgive a deed that dirty and even harder to forget.

                   I've been kicked before and will be again, I'm sure, but rather than discourage me, the bruises have served only to strengthen my resolve. Even if I find myself standing 100% alone as the wimps drop off one by one, I will continue to stand. I'm very experienced with standing alone, and I have no fear of any human being on this earth. You see, I am never truly alone, because God is always by my side. Who could be afraid with an ally like that?  It would be an awesome thing to see even a small number of Lebanon residents stand together as an organized force against the local corruption, partisanship and liberal takeover, but it won't happen. People in this town only unite and take a stand on issues that impact them personally and directly. 

                    They come out to oppose the Speedway, or a sidewalk proposal if it will touch their road frontage, but they are conspicuously absent when it comes to issues that impact others.  If a Town Board Meeting is not about THEM, it isn't worth their time or attention. It's a ME-ME town in a ME-ME country.  The local liberals with their smart-cars and Obama-Biden bumper stickers will not live up to their own mantra of "Coexist", and the Conservatives won't pressure them to respect TRULY equal rights.   Local Conservatives SHOULD get off the pity-pot and stand for SOMETHING, but they won't. If they could or would, they would have done so before now.  They have shown me that they don't have what it takes to do the RIGHT thing, the HARD things.

                    So I have come to some conclusions this week. First of all, I know that a large number of you will and ARE uniting to support the Speedway and oppose the Lebanon Valley Conservancy.  I also know that once that effort is completed, you will not stick with it long enough to finish the job of demanding that non-residents and part-time residents NOT have a say in such matters ever again. You will not assist us in stopping part-time residents from serving on town boards and committees. You will not stay engaged and help us address the problem of the EDC or sign-on to be a part of the Community Caring Program. 

                    You will do the minimum required to send the Lebanon Valley Conservancy packing with their tails between their legs, and then you will disperse and go back to your cocoons with the wide-screen TVs.  Once the Speedway/Noise Ordinance issue is resolved, I will not ask for your assistance or support again. I will continue to inform and attempt to  ease the pandemic of ignorance, and I will always encourage you to SEEK for yourselves the truth of what I tell you, but I will no longer ask you to step up. I would not want to interfere with your private time to watch Survivor or Big Brother. 

                    New Lebanon is essentially a lost-cause now.  The Larry Benson farm has been sold and who knows what will replace the old dairy operation. Might be a good farm family with traditional ideals, or might be more tree-hugging liberals who will grow bean sprouts, medicinal pot, and celebrate the harvest by baying at the moon and beating drums. Luck of  the draw, I guess. I won't give up on this town as long as I am a resident and still alive, but the Conservatives who live here gave up well before they started. New Lebanon WILL become a tourist destination full of liberal attractions. The country folk WILL be driven out and the city people will have their new Stockbridge with Sturbridge Village tossed in for effect. 

                   Congratulations Christians and Conservatives of New Lebanon, you have once again signed away your God-Given rights through your apathy, ignorance and indifference.  Nice goin'! 


1) Shaker Road

 2) Riverdale Farm


 Farewell Old Friend                                            7-11-2014

                 It is with great sadness that I report the death of Harris "H" Kupper, our dinerman.  That was his email address, Dinerman.  Lebanon has not been the same since the Speedway Diner burned and H left the state for the warmth of Tennessee. So many of us have missed him and the fellowship we used to enjoy at his dingy, charming, awesome old eatery.  Rest in Peace H, we won't forget you.  


                  I am often devastated by the the inability of Conservatives and Christians to stand together for very long , while liberals unite effectively to attain their anti-American, oddball causes until they succeed or die trying. They are able to fight to the end regardless of whom they hurt, trample and destroy along the way.  Progressive Compassion.

                  It's funny how liberal minds work.  They preach Peace and Love, Save the Earth, Protect Wildlife, Eat Organic, and Co-Exist ! Yet they are the worst violators of their own doctrine. Conservatives tend to go about their business, live and let live, do your thing and let me do mine. Not liberals.  They insist that EVERYONE has to think, believe and live exactly as they do, and if we fail to fall into line, they call us haters, homophobes, extremists, and racists. 

                  For instance, yesterday for the THIRD time in a year, a Christian baker was sued. The first two had declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The latest one is being sued for refusing to make a cake depicting Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie engaged in a lewd, same-sex act.  Now it seems to ME, a fairly reasonable adult, that if you REALLY want peaceful co-existence, you look for a non-Christian bakery to make your anti-Christian cake. Simple. There are probably two Christian bakeries in every hundred, after all. 

                   Liberal instigators cannot and WILL not respect the rights and choices of others and they DELIBERATELY seek out the Christian businesses and attempt to FORCE Free Americans to violate their beliefs. Then they SUE them when they will not. It is pre-meditated targeting and planned instigation and no judge with an ounce of integrity or respect for the law should even CONSIDER hearing these cases.  In fact, the instigators should be charged with harassment. Today, Chuck Schumer actually stated that Christians should "Not Be Allowed" to own businesses!!!!

                    Conservatives do not pull this crap. First of all, it would be rare for one of us to request such a deviant product to begin with, and secondly, we would not deliberately select a "Victim" to destroy over something so trivial. It is cruel, childish, selfish and just plain evil.  

                     Posted below is a very short video you MUST see. It clearly demonstrates the vast differences between Conservatives and Liberals. You will see a very young, teenage boy exercising his first amendment rights in a peaceful manner. A liberal woman suddenly assaults him with NO provocation of any kind other than HER inability to respect HIS right to free speech and expression.  The assault begins as a verbal one, and the woman's language is deplorable in anyone, but especially in a woman. It is WAY over-the-top. When she gets right IN this boy's face, her physical assault begins, which you can watch for yourself. 

                      This young man held his ground and his temper, never once resorting to profanity or yelling and never raising his hand against the assailant.  Had I been in his shoes, and I wish I HAD been, this maniac shrew would have gotten the first swing in, and it would have been her last. No question about it. This incident is a perfect example of the wide gap between the behaviors of Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. Have you ever seen a Tea Partier actually defecate on a police car? Occupiers did it! 

                      Liberals will demand that someone like Howard Commander spend tens of thousands of dollars on environmental impact studies before building a little Go-Kart Track. They have a stroke over the very idea that an endangered moth or cockroach might be disturbed. Yet they believe it is perfectly acceptable for an abortionist to rip an unborn child from its mother's womb, piece by piece. To them, it is just fine for a doctor to partially deliver a third-trimester, fully-formed child, then plunge scissors into it's neck and suck it's brains out.  Am I missing something here??? 

                      The Libs will scream, "Stay out of my womb!", while holding signs that demand the taxpayer foot the bill for their birth control and abortions. ( Healthcare and Birth Control are not RIGHTS and they are the responsibility of the individual, not the State.)  Libs attack Capitalism while texting on their Apple I-Phones and stamping their Nike-clad feet in indignation against the big corporations that provided them with those very things.  Yes, they ARE that stupid and uninformed.  They want every American to agree with their destructive, senseless and immoral ideologies and when we don't, they attack us verbally, physically and in the courts that are run by more of their kind. 

                      The Obama-Orchestrated invasion of our southern border by Latino illegals is a liberal operation, a long-planned event intended to grow the Democrat voter pool.  What a "Pool" it is ! All the chlorine in the world couldn't clean it up. The majority of Democrat voters are little more than ignorant, entitled, leeches . (Notice I did NOT say "ALL" Democrat voters, so don't start!).  Obama is making TV appearances and again blaming the Republican Congress for what HE alone, created. He actually wants 3 BILLION dollars to house, feed, provide medical care and LEGAL REPRESENTATION to these criminals, and yes, they ARE Felons. These illegals are invaders and their age is irrelevant.  They are NOT American citizens and therefore, not entitled to legal defense or any medical care of a  non-emergency nature. 

                        I think Congress should give Obama the 3 Billion, and then tell him exactly HOW it will be spent. 

 1) Immediate Deportation of all Illegals, both new arrivals and any others they can round up. 

 2) Immediate hiring and training of thousands more border guards.

 3) A COMPLETED fence that cannot be climbed or penetrated. 

 4) NO TOLERANCE notice to the countries involved with a clear message that their people will NOT be allowed illegal entry for any reason at any time. If they fail to comply, cut off ALL aid.

 5) The re-vamping of the Legal Immigration System to make legal entry of deserving immigrants faster and easier. 

                      Obama is literally whining that Congress only has to pass his Immigration Reform Bill and all the problems will go away. LOL!!  His "Bill" is not reform, it is AMNESTY, and nothing else. The refusal of Congress to consider it, is a huge step in the right direction and a justified decision. Liberal ideas and policies make NO SENSE. They are selfish, lawless, irresponsible, aggressive and often, downright dangerous. 

                       As I witness the Town of New Lebanon being invaded by liberals from the south of us, the more convinced I am that if we Conservatives continue to snore snugly in our beds, this town will be a tourist trap in another year.  The liberals make the big bucks in the city then come up here and use that money to buy positions of power and control and push the locals around like pawns on a chessboard. They are human Kudzu, encompassing and strangling small towns one by one and turning them into their personal, weekend playgrounds. 

                       This liberal "Idea" of turning our town into the next Plymouth Plantation is ludicrous and laughable. Maybe some of you don't mind being specimens and a source of entertainment for elitists, but I betcha most of you want no part of it. Oh I forgot, nobody ASKED you.  So I WILL.  Do you WANT more traffic on Rt. 20, not just on weekends but ALL summer, ALL week? Do you want to go to Stewarts to get milk and bread for your kids and find the shelves bare because the tourists have cleaned them out? Do you think it is okay for newcomers and part-timers to call all the shots in your town, and do it in SECRET? Well folks, that's what is happening right under your noses so you better plug-in.  You can thank our Narcissist-In-Chief, Mike Benson, for the acceleration and implementation of this nightmare. Just Sayin" !!


                          In closing, let's have a little fun. Let's suppose that this Mrs. Rasmussen, one of the "Heritage Museum" orchestrators, got a visit at her Lebanon house from a handful of local, redneck Conservatives. We could call ourselves the "Patriot Posse for the Preservation of Hickdom".  We could observe Mrs. Rasmussen and her cronie's homes and tell them that since we have to drive past their properties, we think it should be to our liking, not theirs. Maybe their landscaping needs work. The "Town" might be better served if we tore out their flowers and ornamental bushes and replaced them with thorny, berry bushes. Then the residents could stop by and pick berries and make pies for the poor! 

                          Maybe we don't like the color of the trim paint on their houses, too modern for the community. So we'll re-paint it in Barn Red and Whitewash.  The we're going to come to their NY City homes, bring our cows and roosters and stand outside peeping in their windows so our kids can see how City People live! We can park our tractors and manure spreaders in their paid-for, assigned parking spaces, clog up the sidewalks and let them learn how to shovel cow poop after the rooster wakes them at dawn. 

                          We could roast a few pigs on a spit on 5th Avenue and put an end to buses and taxi cabs because the exhaust irritates our tender, country lungs. Sorry, but you city folk will just have to adjust to "Change" for your own good, because WE know what's best for you and your city! 

                            THAT is exactly what they are doing to US. They are welcome to COME here, it's still a free country for a little while longer, but come to relax and de-stress, not to abuse and transform. Don't come to our home and tell us how to live and don't try to turn this little country town into a small Manhattan or a Tourist Trap and ruin the very things that drew you here in the first place!!  It is selfish,insulting, presumptuous and unfair to the people who have lived here for decades and in some instances, generations! Show some RESPECT and it will be returned. 

                              If the transplants and part-timers love this town as they "Claim" they do, why are the so hell-bent on destroying its rural character and  off-the-map  peace?  If they truly believe their own mantra of Co-Existence, why are they doing exactly the opposite? I can tell you why. They are LIBERALS. They want it ALL and they won't stop until they get it.   Oppose the Transformation and save your town before it is too late. 


THE Video !


PROOF of the Mental Deficiency of Liberals !!

Seriously? Idiot Liberals Freak Out Over Picture Of Jurassic Park Creator With ‘Dead’ DINOSAUR

In the wake of the anti-hunting furor over Kendall Jones, the Texas cheerleader who posted photos of her hunts to Facebook and caused a massive outrage, Facebook meme-maker Jay Branscomb posted a satirical photo of the creator of Jurassic Park next to a “dead” triceratops, and wouldn’t you know it the trolls came out in force.

The photo was taken from the set of the blockbuster movie back in 1993 and features Steven Spielberg posing on the ground next to one of its mechanical props. Branscomb posted it online last Sunday with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”



 Got a Map ??                                                                             7-14-2014

                As I watch the mainstream media, I see very little about the seriousness of the present situation in Israel.  What I DO hear, tends to be sympathetic to the Palestinians. While Israelis sit smack in the middle of a vast, Muslim playground, where are WE?  

                Too many people lack adequate understanding of who and what Israel IS, unless they study the Bible and we know there aren't many in THIS town that do. For instance, Palestine never was and is not now, a state or country. The Palestinian people are invaders and squatters, much like the illegal Latinos gathering at our border. For Israelis, the Gaza Strip is Sacred Land. It was given to the Jewish people by God himself, to be theirs for all eternity. No one BUT the Israeli people has any claim or right to it.

                Since the invasion of Gaza by Hamas Palestinians, Israelis have lived under CONSTANT threat of attack. They have hundreds of bomb shelters that are used almost daily, their school teachers are armed, and due to the cost of defense, many people are poor and hungry.  As Israeli children grow up under constant fear of death and lie awake at night, listening for mortars and missiles, their government has gone above and beyond to reach a peaceful agreement with the Palestinians. As we all know, there IS no negotiating with Muslims, like Liberals, they know nothing about cooperation, common sense, or co-existence. Israel has finally had enough, and I don't blame them one bit !  Had the decision been MINE, I would have rained Hell down on the Gaza Strip a long time ago. 

                 The attacks on the Palestinian invaders are justified and long overdue, and any American president OTHER than the THING we have in the White House NOW, would have Israel's back ! Obama hates Israel, because Obama is Muslim, and he publicly stated in 2009, that he would STAND with the Muslims, and he has, and continues to do so. A Hamas Drone was shot down in Israel just today. Now where do you suppose a bunch of displaced, Muslim terrorists would get their hands on a Drone??  

                 So where are the wealthy, American Jews in all this? Where are the Max Gitters, Ruth Abrams, Monte Waschs, Chuck Schumers and Michael Bloombergs and the rest of their ilk?  I don't know, do YOU? Maybe one of them will read this and offer to enlighten me, because I would love to know! What I DO know, is that any Jew who could vote for Obama, or any Democrat, much less BE one, is a traitor to his own people and heritage.                

                   The Bible tells us that a mere 44,000 Jews will see Heaven, contrary to Bloomberg's claim that he has a reserved place there. I am not surprised that so few will make it. MY family stands with Israel and her people. I communicate with Israeli soldiers fairly often, and their love for America is unmatched by any other country on earth and is even stronger than that of many Americans!  I am sick and tired of the media attempting to elicit sympathy for the Palestinians and their Hamas Terrorists. Should Israel eradicate them all, I will celebrate and be thankful to God for His Justice. 

                    An odd thing happens to me very often when I am writing. I will be focusing on a particular subject, and it will all of a sudden be mentioned on the news or come up in conversation. It's a little creepy sometimes.  When I had written this blog right up to the previous paragraph, my son stopped in and told me that in Albany today, he saw about 60 people marching in the street in support of Palestine. He then showed me a video of a similar protest that took place in NY City this afternoon. The video showed Muslims and sympathizers attacking photographers on the sidewalks!  It was hard to watch. 

                    I told my husband tonight that I feel like a stranger in my own country. I don't recognize it anymore.  How is it possible for so MANY free people, to be so confused and politically ignorant?  I am glad that my father did not live to see the Obamanation of America.  I would be bailing him out of jail every week !  Being an Atheist, he had no one and nothing to rein him in, to keep him from crossing that line that I stub my toes on every day. 

                    Bob Costas was on Fox News this morning. (SEE? I TOLD you that Fox presents BOTH sides!). Costas is a regular on the show and he is also a flaming liberal. Today, he commented on a TV series being planned by MTV that will feature young Americans in their teens and 20s that are still virgins. Costas said that anyone over 15 years of age that claims to be a virgin is either "Lying" or has "Something Wrong With Them".  Wow. So now morality is an abnormality. As if that wasn't bad enough, he made another telling statement when the subject moved on to Obama's refusal to visit the border last week. 

                       You might remember Obama's excuse that he "wasn't looking for a Photo-Op". (Yeah sure, since WHEN?). I said at the time, that the real reason Obama would not go to the border, was to avoid photos connecting him to a disaster HE created and continues to blame Republicans for. When this subject was broached on Fox today, Costas confirmed my theory. He said, "If I were the president, I wouldn't go to the border either. He doesn't need to have his picture taken with THOSE people in THAT situation".  EXACTLY!  Costas is an ass in every sense of the word, but I'm glad he is around to confirm the agenda that Conservatives have been trying to shine a light on since 2008.  He is a Useful Idiot. 

                        The border problem is a simple one to solve. If they can't get IN, there IS no problem . Secure it, by any means necessary. 


                          The Traitor, Bowe Bergdahl has been cleared to return to "active duty". Yes, you read that right. The deserter who was in such critical condition mere weeks ago that the Obama minions had to "Rush" to his rescue by releasing ten of the world's most dangerous terrorists, is not only miraculously recovered, but fit for duty??? Umm, what about charges for desertion and treason?  It's INSANITY. This president and all of his sleazy underlings, are a sick joke. 

                          Bergdahl will walk, just like Hillary, Holder and Obama have walked away from their felonies and Impeachable offenses. Yet the DOJ has the time and funds to investigate a bunch of regular guys for building a parade float with an outhouse on it that bore the sign: "Obama Presidential Library".  I kid you not!  Tea Partiers, the Oathkeepers and the NRA are now Domestic Terrorists  and our greatest ally and friend Israel, is being protested against. Where ARE we and what happened to my country? 

                          All I know is that I love America, I stand by Israel and I will defend Freedom to the death if necessary. I'm an American. Who are YOU?



Wake UP New Lebanon !!!                                                         7-16-2014

             This is of VITAL importance to every single resident of New Lebanon and especially to property owners. I have mentioned numerous times that the Economic Development Committee is a problem for us all and for the future of our town. I am re-posting parts of a post I wrote several weeks ago and adding a link to some very important information that we ALL need to know before allowing the EDC to continue and Behan Planning to operate in New Lebanon.  There are some very dark elements to these "plans" and if local residents do not get informed and pay attention, they will pay a tremendous price for their apathy in the very near future. 

              I am also posting a copy of a Letter to the Editor I am sending to the local papers in an effort to inform and engage as many property owners as possible as quickly as possible. This cannot WAIT, folks!     JJ


To my Conservative Friends and Neighbors;

I have decided to take on the issue of the Secret Economic Development Committee. Something as important and with such a potential impact as the future development of our town is not something that should be discussed and decided by a select “few”. Yet that is exactly what is happening. Fifteen people are making the decisions for us all, and if that doesn't describe a Socialist Structure, nothing does.

For the first time, I now have an accurate list of who the 15 members ARE, and after reading this list, I am more concerned than I was before. Every person on the list is a business owner, and most of them are extremely wealthy, connected, or both. Several are NY City transplants and ALL of them are Benson supporters. How could it be any other way, when it was Benson's idea to FORM this committee and stack it with his donors and friends, not to mention family. (Larry Benson sits on this board as does Mike himself).

Max Gitter, whom you all know is one of my LEAST favorite humans and the rudest, crudest, most amoral man I have had the displeasure to personally meet, is the Chairman of this secret society. This man, who is a sleazy, high-stakes , NY City attorney, is responsible for the destruction of an entire South American Village and every soul who lived there. (I can provide you with the story and evidence of that if you wish). He claims to have “lived” in New Lebanon for 32+ years, but he has NEVER been a full-time resident of this town, just a property owner and part-timer. He also claims that the EDC is a “Private” group and not subject to FOIL , nor attached in any way to the Town Government.

Excuse ME, but when any group of superior, narcissistic individuals who take it upon themselves to change the entire face and economic faction of a town, it becomes the business of the people who reside and pay taxes IN that town, does it not? Who are these people to huddle in private and make decisions for the rest of us? Several of them own a business in Lebanon, but do NOT reside within the town! THAT is unacceptable. You may remember Max Gitter's statements at a Town Board meeting in 2013, when he stated that as an attorney, his code is, “No Harm, No Foul”. In other words, the ends justify the means, no matter whom it may harm in the process. Typical, bottom-feeding lawyer comment. I hope you also remember his abominable treatment of Trina Porte during a Planning Board meeting this year, where he stated that details about the proposed Grocery Store project for Tilden Road, were “None of her business”. Since she is a sitting MEMBER of the Planning Board, I beg to differ.

Now, here is what we must determine: 1) If the EDC is working with people from the Behan Group on the Hamlet Revitalization Project that WE the residents will be paying a good part of, then they are INDEED connected with town government, subject to FOIL and required to hold OPEN meetings and advertise same AND take minutes. 2) The EDC raised funds to pay half of the Behan fees of $20,000., and the town is liable for the other half. Does that not make them answerable to the people and subject to the same rules and codes of conduct as any other Town Committee? 3) How can a “Private” committee make plans and take actions that will eventually affect our tax base, and NOT be a Town Entity or at the very least, an OPEN committee that accepts input from the taxpayers?

Do you know that Max Gitter has made no secret of the fact that he intends to drive out businesses he considers “undesirable”, such as the two Head Shops and the OTB? Not that losing those businesses would be a negative, I don't like them either, BUT, where would it stop? What if he decides he doesn't like Smitty's Pizza or Bucky's Bagels? Does the EDC intend to support existing businesses as well as attract new ones, or destroy existing businesses in order to attract what THEY deem acceptable to their personal tastes and needs? That is tyranny and over-reach, not to mention undeniable Liberal Bullying. Max Gitter is, no question about it, a Bully.

Our town board members and the People of this town must come together to dissolve this committee and demand that ALL discussions regarding economic development and changes or “Hamlet Revitalization” be brought into the light and presented under the watchful eye of the Lebanon taxpayers. Let majority rule, but a town-wide majority, not the majority of 15 people who seem to believe they are in control. Wanna see who they are?

Chairman: Max Gitter

Vice Chair: Sharon Moon


Larry Benson

Mike Benson

Doug Clark

Peggy Hawkins

Melanie Hunt

Linda Hursa

Sunny Kumar

Fiona Lally

Heather Van Oort

Sue and Gaston Roberts

Monte Wasch

Robert Weber

Jack Yurish

Worried NOW? Hursa ,Kumar, and Hunt do not even LIVE in this town, and Gitter is a Part-Time resident. Yes, they pay taxes on their business locations here, but they are NOT residents. ALL of these people are Benson's friends and donors, one is his uncle and ALL of them are business-owners or otherwise connected to this “elite” clique. Not ONE person from we regular peons that SUPPORT their businesses, or whose families have lived here for generations, or who get our hands dirty every day. No Pastors, no teachers, no working farmers, no truck drivers, no “regular folks” at all.

This committee HAS invited members of the public a few times to attend their meetings, but they are what the committee refers to as, “Economic Actors”. Are you KIDDING me? Economic Actors???? What the heck is THAT supposed to mean? Well, let's look at that, shall we? Here a few of the names they gave me as having been “invited”.

  1. Howard Commander (met with the EDC 3 to 4 times)

  2. The Exec. Director of the Shaker Museum

  3. The Head of External Affairs of Darrow School

  4. Harry Hicks (Business Owner)

  5. Cynthia Creech (cattle farmer)

  6. Bud Godfroy (Benson's Boy and Destroyer of the local Repub. Party)

  7. Eloise Trainor ( former owner of the Triple Nickel)

  8. Ruth Abram (HUGE financial donor to the Benson Campaign)

  9. Craig Westcott (???)

  10. Christine Dreyfuss ( don't know what her connection is, Maple Syrup?)

  11. Tony Murad (local developer)

  12. Richard Beckwith (owner of Hilltown Pork and the former Cannery)

Now don't get me wrong here, I want NOTHING to do with this committee or the people who are members OF it, not even if it PAID. However, my husband and I are local business owners, we own Cabin Fever Enterprises. I know MANY local business owners who have NEVER been invited to attend a meeting of the EDC. I guess we're not “Economic Actors”. LOLOL!!!! Invitation only? You KNOW what they can do with their invitations, their Dunkin Donuts, their Livery Service, their Tourist Info Center at the old Hess site, their NY Philharmonic, etc., etc. Holy Crow, these people actually DO believe their U-Know-What don't stink! LOLOL!!!!!! They need to GO, NOW. If we can't take back our little town, what hope do we have to win back our country?

Max Gitter has extended an invitation of sorts to ME, in that if I would like to sit and chat about the Committee with him, he would be happy to set up a convenient time! (when pigs fly!). I hereby propose that any of you who are as concerned about the potential damage this private club will wreak upon our town as I am, email or call me a.s.a.p. This MUST stop and WE have to stop it.

Best, JJ


              Here is the Letter to the Editor I have sent out. PLEASE use the link at the bottom of this letter and READ the 24-page expose' of what this agenda will mean for YOU as a property owner.  On page 10, paragraph #3, you will read the words, "Envision Lehigh Valley". When you read this, keep in mind the new proposal in New Lebanon for a project titled, "Behold New Lebanon".  This SHOULD ring some alarm bells for you. 

           I have a list of the present projects being addressed by the EDC and if you would like to read this list, shoot me an email and I will send it to you.   JJ


To the Editor;


Taxpayers and property-owners, PLEASE take note of what is going on in your community! Words and phrases such as; Community Planning, Economic Development, Revitalization, Open Spaces, and Sustainability all SOUND positive, but there is a very dark side to all of these things.

In my town, all of these buzz-words are becoming frighteningly familiar and to the informed citizen, should raise huge, red flags. Too many of us are not paying attention, not plugging-in to what is happening in our town governments and all across America when it comes to sustainability issues, proponents and plans. In New Lebanon, our new, “Economic Development Committee” , made up of 15 people, hand-picked by our Town Supervisor, meets in secret to plan the future of our town and its 2400-plus residents.

Several members of this elite, clandestine committee are not even residents of New Lebanon and another is a Part-Time resident. This EDC has stated that as a “Private Group” that is not a Town Entity, they are exempt from Open Meeting Laws, the Freedom of Information Act, minute taking and keeping, and all town codes and laws. Only invited individuals that the EDC refers to as, “Economic Actors” are allowed to attend these meetings. It would seem to ME, that ANY group that presumes to plan the futures of 2400-plus residents, should be a Town Entity and subject to all the same regulations as any other Town Entity. They should NOT meet in private, and the Town Supervisor should NOT be a member, but since this committee was his idea, he gets to sit on the board along with his uncle. Ethics, anyone?

Something stinks in New Lebanon and it isn't the landfill ! Wake UP, get informed, ask questions and use the link below to learn the truth about Community Planning, the dangers of government grants and the long-range implications of this agenda. This cannot wait!



 Time to REVOLT!!!                                                                    7-21-2014

                         This post is most relevant to Christians and Patriots. I am leaving you with this somewhat "Out-On-A-Limb" post as I will not be able to post again until Thursday. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, as it will give you time to THINK about this and do some soul-searching. Lebanon residents, be sure to read the Chatham Courier Letters to the Editor this week. Stay well.  JJ


It has been my unfortunate experience to have met a lot of wimpy Christians in my short 9 years of life as a Christian. Growing up in a family of staunch Atheists, I didn't know what to really expect from the population of the Saved, but it was more than I got.

I was one of the lucky “Newborns” in that I was mentored and fed by some strong and studied people when it mattered most, in the early months and years, but as time went on and I studied the Word, I found that being a Christian is not always conducive to being responsible and courageous. Older believers tend to be very a-political and adamant that politics and religion should never share the pulpit regardless of how bad things get in our society. If I had a nickel for every time I've heard opposition to political evangelism, I would be a wealthy woman.

The Rev. Billy Graham and his son, Franklin Graham, are very vocal about this issue and the results of the failure of the church to take a stand against the sin and immorality that is running rampant in America today. Both of them strongly encourage Christian activism and have NO tolerance for sissies in the faith. No number of threats from the I.R.S or any other government agency has silenced the Grahams and none ever will. Yet the majority of Pastors are terrified of these same threats, afraid to alienate their flocks and lose attendees and consequently income, if they speak out against the unacceptable. These Pastors are dropping the ball and missing the point, caving in to social and economic pressures rather than standing true to the Word of God. Franklin Graham said; “ We are Soldiers in God's Army and we cannot stand down on Biblical issues out of fear of being labeled a homophobe or judge. If we as God's people refuse to speak about sin because it might make others uncomfortable, we are Cowards.”

Many Christians today are exactly that, Cowards. If WE fail to address and object to issues like same-sex marriage, abortion, tyranny and enslavement, who WILL? Graham also said; “ Sinful behaviors that are excused and repackaged as personal choice is Satan's greatest deception. His greatest victories today take place within the church by those who remain silent.” How long can we afford to be silent and accepting before God smites us all with His anger? How many more Christians will we witness being tortured, beheaded and burned alive by Islamic extremists before we say, “ENOUGH!” ? How many more unborn babies will be torn from their mother's wombs, how many more homosexuals must die of Aids- related afflictions, how many children need to be sexually molested and mutilated before we speak out?

Should Christians be engaged in politics and the defense of Constitutional Law ? Absolutely! Had it not been for Christians, we would not HAVE a Constitution, we would have never known Freedom and Liberty. WE know better than the non-believers of this world, exactly where our rights and freedoms came from and why it is so vital to protect and retain those gifts. WHY should we accept the rabid attempts of the left-wing to silence us ? As Christians, we of all people should not know Fear, not bow to intimidation and persecution, and NEVER be silenced ! Imagine if Pastors and flocks stood strongly against the tide of evil for the past 45 years, where America could be at this moment? We are watching this great country die an agonizing death, and we do nothing?

Why do we allow Liberals and Democrats to decide who should be silenced and oppressed and who should be protected and afforded special rights? First Amendment rights are granted to ALL Americans and religions, but nowhere does it say that these rights extend to “Cults”. Islam is a Cult of intolerance, control, hate, and cold-blooded murder. Muslims know no compassion, no cooperation, and no love. They are taught from birth to hate and kill in the name of a pedophile who they believe had a drug-induced vision of world domination through the slaughter of non-believers. Anyone who thinks that this vile ideology deserves Constitutional protection in America, is every bit as insane as the Muslims themselves. Islam IS insanity, yet we allow it to be openly practiced on our soil.

Is 9-11 and the thousands of innocent Americans who died ,so easy to forget and dismiss? Is the worldwide slaughter of Christians and non-believers, the beheading of women and children, that easy to overlook? Have we become so desensitized that we are as evil and bloodthirsty as the Muslims are? While these animals move freely in our neighborhoods and infiltrate our government with the blessing of the Democrat's President, American Patriots and Christians are labeled as Domestic Terrorists for objecting. WE are now seen as the enemy for supporting Constitutionality, Capitalism, Self-Responsibility, Accountability, and the Christian values of our founders.

Democrats killed the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas because they exercised their First Amendment rights as free Americans. Many, many women and children perished because they lived a “Prepper” lifestyle, choosing to live peacefully, privately and apart from the mainstream. They were prepared to protect themselves, but never posed a threat to anyone, except Democrats that oppose freedom, self-reliance and peaceful sovereignty. How DARE American citizens oppose the almighty LEFT and choose to follow a different path !! So Bill Clinton had them eradicated.

The Randy Weaver family was accused of selling illegal firearms. No evidence of that has ever really come to light, but what IS certain, is that Weaver was a peaceful sovereign and a self-sufficient prepper. Obviously a HUGE threat to American Security that needed to be removed. Yet Eric Holder, the Federal Gun-Runner of Fast and Furious fame, is NOT a threat ? No, HE runs the United States Department of Justice !!

Islam and the massive infiltration of our borders by dangerous criminals and illegal immigrants is not a security concern? It was necessary to slaughter a family in Idaho for daring to live off-grid and disagree with a corrupt government. It was necessary to kill their family dog, then their pre-teen son, and finally his mother who was holding a baby in her arms, all because they dared to be Constitutional Americans and oppose tyranny by choosing an alternative and peaceful lifestyle. It's fine with the Democrats and liberals to be “Different” and live an alternative life as long as it pertains to homosexuality, Islam, government dependence, and a slew of other deviant and un-American choices, but opting to exercise Constitutional rights and personal choices they do not agree with is punishable by death? Christians remain silent.

The REAL terrorists are Washington,D.C Politicians of both parties, but primarily Democrats. Left-Wing Idiots are Terrorists and Destroyers. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am NOT a violent person and pose no physical threat to anyone. However, I am officially labeled as a Domestic Terrorist for my beliefs and refusal to be silent and Politically Correct. So why hold back NOW, I am going to say what I want to say, what NEEDS to be said. Folks, it is long past time for REAL Americans , the Patriots and Constitutionalists, the Christians, the Miners and Loggers, Soldiers and Veterans, Farmers and Truck-drivers, Fisherman and Ditch-Diggers, to step up and target the POISON that is Liberalism. Non-Violently, but with NO mercy and NO compromise. Storm Congress, Target the Media, Demand that Islam be BANNED on American soil, and remove and prosecute all the criminals serving in our government who have violated our Constitutional Laws. Hold Hillary responsible for the deaths in Benghazi. Hold Obama accountable for his numerous Constitutional violations, lies, and incidents of Treason. Arrest Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, and drive George Soros and Valerie Jarrett back into the Communist Holes they crawled out of ! Rid our government buildings of Muslims, repeal Obamacare, reform welfare, and ban abortion and same-sex marriage.

If you are National Guard or a healthy veteran, grab your peers, lock and load and get your red,white and blue butts down to the border and CLOSE it! You don't NEED Obama's “permission” to protect your country, you took an OATH to do just THAT! You are Americans, just DO it ! If you are a Christian, SPEAK UP against the slaughter and sin, the oppression by the D.C Democrats and the liberal left, the murder of the unborn, and the plague of immorality. You are CHRISTIANS, what do you have to FEAR? Get off your pious behinds and REVOLT!

Got kids or grandkids in public school? STOP the abuse and refuse to allow the Socialist curriculum to continue. STOP Common Core! Demand restoration of Civic Education as required by LAW in Patriotism, Constitutional Law, respect for the Flag and ACCURATE, TRUTHFUL history. Restore the competition for excellence and success. Some kid has his feelings hurt because he gets a “D” and Mary gets an “A”? Too bad, toughen up. Life is not fair , so do YOUR best and if your best is a “C”, well done ! Take back our schools and take back our country.

We need Term Limits, Voter I.D., and lower wages for politicians. We need to Drill, Mine, and Frack and become energy-independent and create REAL jobs. Stop supporting Hollywood and idolizing amoral liberal celebrities and DON'T buy anything the mainstream media tries to force-feed you. Join the Tea Party and the NRA and put some money and action where your mouth is. Fly the American Flag, wear Camo, and take your family to the range. Buy American products and grow your own food as much as possible, and home-school your kids if you can. Become as self-sufficient as you are able, and RESIST and REVOLT, because our time is UP! Stop being victims and sissies, YOU are in control!

Christians, talk to your pastors and church families and GET active and involved. If your church is timid and wimpy, find one that isn't. General Jerry Boykin said; “People committed to Biblical values must start speaking about and standing firm for the principles in which they believe. Compromise must NOT be considered!”

God Bless America Anew. JJ


 As November Nears....                                                                 7-25-2014

          Happy 15th Birthday to my youngest grand-daughter! 

                       I knew on Monday as I was packing for my trip, that something significant would likely occur in NY while I was away.  Easy call when you consider that for the past 4 years, something newsworthy happens almost daily. As I planted my feet on the very soil that soaked up so much blood in the fight to free American Blacks from bondage, back in NY, Andrew Cuomo was going into hiding. When I was standing at the base of the Eternal Flame of Gettysburg, New York's lying, thieving, corrupt governor was being exposed on the cover of the liberal, New York Times ! History preserved, history made.

                        As I read the account of the part played by the New York Regiment in the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Cuomo's Moreland Commission was being revealed as the bad joke it is. I had heard over the last weekend that Cuomo had extorted Sandy Relief Funds to pad his campaign War Chest. The same funds that he had received DIRECTLY from Barack Obama as payment for forcing through the NY Safe Act. Money that you, I , and all American taxpayers had worked for to provide for victims of disasters, and money that should have been immediately put to use to repair broken lives. Yet Obama had held it back, claimed it did not exist.

                         The Aid Wallet was only opened AFTER Cuomo agreed to violate the 2nd Amendment rights of the People of NY via the unconstitutional Safe Act. That back-door deal was more than enough to impeach and prosecute both parties TO it, but as is the new norm, nothing was done. As of this very day, residents of Long Island remain homeless and hopeless. Now we know why. We now know how the TV ads that attempt to smear Rob Astorino with false accusations, were financed. 

                          The Moreland Commission was useless from Day ONE of it's formation and we all knew it. Cuomo's very first directive to this group was: HIS office and actions were exempt and off-limits and ditto for the Attorney General.  LOL!! So the Moreland Commission's only purpose was to expose and indict the little guys, the NY City Assemblymen who submitted false vouchers and accepted bribes, all in an effort to make it seem as if Cuomo was addressing corruption. Investigate the expendables but don't look into the REAL cesspool in Albany.  The Moreland Commission is nothing but a higher-level, carbon-copy of our own, New Lebanon Ethics Board. Stacked, Biased, and controlled by the very criminals it was intended to remove. Same game, different fields.

                           Now that ONE brave journalist actually had the integrity to expose Cuomo's control of the Moreland Commission, the Gangster Governor is suddenly M.I.A. How very interesting. Will THIS finally be enough to open eyes to what Cuomo really IS? I doubt it. Common Sense, for those of us who still possess it, would suggest that these two latest crimes of Andrew Cuomo are more than adequate to cause him to lose the election in November, BUT, this is New York. This is the state with, "NO place for Pro-Life, Gun-Loving,Christian,Conservatives".  No, in NY we are ALL forced to live by the dishonorable and demented ideologies of the the Liberal Left in NY City. 

                            They do not CARE what Cuomo does, he is a rich, liberal Democrat and for that reason alone, they will support him. Cuomo and Obama could kick puppies and drown kittens and still win elections. The Zombies will go to the polls and cast their votes for more extortion, lies, cronyism and Treason because that is just who they ARE. Followers, indoctrinated by the sinful, un-American Society created by others of their ilk. Libs are incapable of independent thinking and soul-searching. They have no souls TO search, having sold them a long time ago. 

                            So where IS Andrew Cuomo? He is NOT hiding out of shame or any sense of guilt, that's for certain. He is "Lying Low" until the embers cool. In a day or two, another scandal or manufactured crisis will come along to distract the brain-dead among us, just as it did with Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Bergdahl trade, the IRS, ISIS, the VA Murders, and so on. Just another "Bump in the Road". Cuomo will resurface, the smear campaign against "Ultra-Conservative" Rob Astorino will ramp up and the human Kudzu of Liberaldom will continue to follow the flock straight to the slaughter.  You can't fix stupid, but you CAN vote it out in November. WILL you? 


Tomorrow: Patriotism South of the Mason-Dixon Line AND "Behold New Lebanon". (GAG!!!)

(Can you tell I LOVE this photo of the Two Stooges making their dirty deal??)


 Patriotism South of the Mason-Dixon, and the Lebanon EDC                   7-26-2014

               I am not much for traveling. A long weekend once a year is more than adequate for me and if the choice is mine, the destination would be the cooler, woodsy, Northern states. 

                This week's trip South was not my idea, and I was only convinced to go because there is AMMO down there. The primary reason for the trip was to examine a John Deere Combine just below the PA/Maryland line for Kinderhook Creek Farm. It was 95 degrees in the shade in Maryland, and the two hours we spent there were two hours more than I ever plan to spend in that state again. LOL!! Pennsylvania on the other hand, does have its pluses. I wouldn't live there, the traffic and hordes of humanity, the tourist trap feel of the small towns and Amish country are not my cup of tea.

                 Industry in PA is booming as was apparent by the amount of truck traffic and the cloned shopping centers that sprout from the ground every 8 or 10 miles.  I guess their governor is business-friendly because there are SO many things manufactured there, that I couldn't list a fraction of them. Great economy, but sadly, it comes at a high price.  Farmland is disappearing at an alarming rate and cluster housing now occupies was what once open field and pastures. Poor planning has destroyed the rural charm, peace, and historical flavor that PA has always been so noted for.  I would much prefer to see the growth kept in the business districts and the Civil War Era towns preserved and protected from the "Progress". (AND the Progressives!)  Are you HEARING ME New Lebanon ?!

                  One thing I found to be very impressive about PA was the obvious Patriotism and Faith of the native residents. In every town and city, the U.S Flag flies everywhere! All the businesses of every size and type, nine out of every ten homes, and every utility pole displays our Flag.  There are Christian Churches of every description and size on every street and corner and scripture-bearing signs are displayed from mailboxes, on trees and from fence posts.

                   We visited the Cabelas store where we were immediately greeted by two employees whose sole job was to collect and secure the guns for those who "Open Carry" and to advise us "Concealed Carriers" that we were welcome to do so ! Ammo is on open shelves, Self-Service. Bring your dog, your grandma and your Glock and enjoy our store! WOW!  My rolling-billboard truck was an invitation to countless people to approach us and shake our hands for our patriotic stand in NY, and one truck-driver actually knocked on our driver's door window, shook our hands, and said, "When Madison's Militia of NY is ready, so are we! We've got your backs!".

                     In the Town of New Holland, every utility pole bears a banner with the photo of a local veteran and their dates of service. American Pride and Faith in God flows in the veins of Pennsylvanians as it should in every American, in every state. We are so blessed to live in this country.  It was hopeful, encouraging and heartbreaking all at once.  One sign in the Town of Stroudsburg particularly touched me and I will never forget it. It said, "What has happened to my America?". 

                     The Gettysburg Battlefield was not on our travel agenda, but when I spotted the site from a distance, there was NO question that I would go and stand on that ground. This was the most profound experience I have had in many years and it made all those hours in traffic and endless road construction seem trivial. I could talk about that place and its effect on me, its historical relevance and contribution to Freedom, for hours, but if you have one patriotic bone in your body, you know all this already. At least, you SHOULD.

                      Which brings me home to little New Lebanon,N.Y. Among the 200+ emails that were awaiting my return, was one from our Town Clerk that sickened me beyond description. It was the description of "Behold New Lebanon" composed by Mrs. Ruth Abrams and  the liberal Kudzu, known as the Economic Development Committee. Now let me get something straight right from the start. I am not against growth and improvement in this town or anywhere else. Everything is subject to change over time. I think the Heritage Center is wonderful, and I know that many people love the Farmer's Market, and that is all good for the town and the residents. I support the new eatery that is coming in to the Midtown Mall and I like the Hilltown Pork Smokehouse as well. 

                        That being said, I have made it more than clear how I feel about invading, controlling elitists that are rolling in money, coming in to this town and taking it FROM us. They live here part-time, have moved here very recently, or don't live here at ALL, yet they are working at breakneck speed to steal this town and turn it into their personal, weekend and summer playground. FIFTEEN people, very few of which have any right to make decisions of ANY kind about a town they are new to, don't live in, or come to occasionally, are still making back-door plans about OUR futures here in New Lebanon. Are we going to allow it? 

                         This uppity idea of drawing tourists that the majority of us do NOT want, by dressing the locals in period costumes and displaying their hobbies and crafts to outsiders that don't know a sheep from a goat, is ludicrous and embarrassing. Their offer of 12 and 15 dollar- an- hour jobs to run this nursery school is about a million dollars short of what it would take to get me to demean myself in such a manner.  We are NOT rats under glass and we are not Pet Monkeys who exist to entertain city liberals in their leisure time. We are hard-working , country folks and we deserve a say in what is offered in our town. 

                         The Ruth Abrams dream of turning New Lebanon into a liberal utopia/tourist trap is not shared by the majority, but the EDC doesn't CARE what the local hicks want, they want what THEY want and they have the money and lack of ethics to carry it out. They also have Mike and Larry Benson using their positions and influence to make it happen via Nepotism and Sucking-Up to the future voters. Do I think the Behold project will be a BAD thing? Not necessarily. I DO see some problems with traffic at the site they plan to use for their "Office", and I see a huge issue with traffic increases in general. Funny how these same tree-huggers that forced Howard Commander to spend thousands of dollars on air, traffic and noise studies, now don't seem to care one whit about the noise, carbon monoxide emissions, and traffic safety issues this plan will cause! Why? Well, because THIS is THEIR idea! THIS appeals to their opinionated claim of a love of the "Arts". 

                          If some folks want to allow strangers to tramp through their houses and ooh and aah over their barns and gardens, so be it, who cares, but the issue is that this is just the EDC sticking a toe in the water. This is a rehearsal for the main event of taking control of our town. Mark my words, even if you doubt me. Time will reveal the agenda, if you let it. If you oppose tourism, increase in government intervention in town politics and planning, more traffic and rude citiots, and a consistently corrupt, local government, better SPEAK UP NOW or forever hold your peace. Choose to be defenders of New Lebanon as a rural hometown, or be cowards and quitters and give it away to outsiders. The EDC cannot be allowed to rule this town like their personal monarchy and make decisions for YOU and your families. That's what VOTING is for, what REFERENDUMS are for! The VOICE of the PEOPLE. Demand nothing less. 

                            Save the Speedway, preserve our rural peace and lifestyle, keep the cost of living affordable for us all, and stop the government grants that will have long-range consequences on your property rights and taxes. PLUG-IN to what is going on in your town and use your voices. Join Community Caring and work with your friends, families and neighbors to beautify and strengthen our town without selling our freedoms, but through our own, combined efforts, talents, and cooperation. Stone Soup, remember? It's up to YOU. Protect the sanctity and character of your town or surrender it. 


Tomorrow: The Town Picnic and Coming Attractions

   Pic#1) New Holland,PA.

   Pic#2) Gettysburg Battlefield             


 ATTENTION NEW LEBANON RESIDENTS !!                        7-28-2014

              The new Citizen's Group, "PACT- Community Caring" is now ready to accept members and volunteers. This is an effort to SAVE OUR TOWN from the encroachment of Agenda 21 and the Liberal Invasion from NY City that so threaten our futures. 

              I stopped in to the Town Picnic on Saturday and was pleased to see that Scott Larabee's idea and efforts to re-unify this town is quite successful. At the same time, I was shocked at how many folks were there that I have NEVER laid eyes upon before! Some of that is of course, due to no longer having kids or grandchildren in the local schools, so a lot of the younger people are strangers to me. I walked around and talked to people I knew and didn't know, and asked some of them about their political leanings, opinion of the Safe Act and what they think of the New Lebanon EDC. Guess what kind of responses I got? 

              Most people I spoke with are what they described as "On the Fence", neither Right Wing or Left. Too many of the men are either anti-2nd Amendment or don't care one way or the other. Yes, our town is THAT far gone!  When it came to the EDC and what they are doing, NO ONE other than Town Employees or officials, had a CLUE! "What's the EDC?" they asked. This is terrifying, and exactly what the EDC and their ilk are counting on. Lack of information and involvement is their ally and our enemy. 

              I am now working with representatives of a certain Nationwide group that is well-known and powerful in recognizing and reversing the dangers of "Sustainable Development", "Revitalization", "Hamlets", and "GRANTS!". They have assigned us a representative that will work with us one-on-one to Save this Town! What we need now is YOU. We need local families, businesses and churches, our youth, seniors, and Conservatives from all parties to join hands with us and come together to preserve our rural, country way of life, prevent tax increases and government intervention in our property rights and freedoms. 

               If being forced to pay for unnecessary improvements such as a "Tourist Information Center", "Sidewalks", "Hamlet Studies and Planning" upsets you, this is the group you need to be a part of. If you are concerned about traffic safety, air and noise pollution, Federal Grants that WILL affect your taxes, and the Socialism that is sneaking into our school curriculums, this is your group. If you oppose MORE government regulations and control of how you live and use your property, or you find unethical and corrupt political practices to be unacceptable, you MUST join this group! Support the Speedway?  Join us!! Also bear in mind, that THIS group, unlike the EDC, will operate TRANSPARENTLY, in the open, and will welcome ALL who wish to be involved. 

             Given a choice between these negative plans, and being part of a Community Group that can and WILL grow and improve our town through the efforts of the PEOPLE, what would you decide? If it is the latter, we NEED you. This group is YOUR group, a place where your voice MATTERS, your opinions MATTER, and YOU matter! There is strength in numbers, so the more of you that will get to your feet and take action, the faster we can prevent the rapid encroachment of NY City ideas and stop the  wealthy proponents OF it. The very FIRST thing you must do, is get informed. You can do that here, or on our brand-new Facebook Page, "PACTNY". 

               The Facebook page will be a forum for all residents to speak and be heard, to discuss the issues and suggest actions, volunteer for community efforts and publicize needs and triumphs of friends and family. There are many folks here in need of assistance due to unemployment, illness, age, or loss. There are also many folks who are gifted in areas such as construction, gardening, writing, research, teaching, youth activities, and Constitutional living. Together, we can bring a Supermarket and Pharmacy to our town, things we truly NEED. We can beautify this town, and incorporate a Community Center for the use and enjoyment of ALL residents at little or no cost TO the people. All while preserving the Rural, Country way of life we have all enjoyed here for years and would like to see continue. Keep the Country, COUNTRY!

                Please share this opportunity with your families, friends and co-workers, your neighbors, and the parents you know from the schools. Involve your kids and your Seniors, because this is a group with something for EVERYONE. At the moment, there are three main contact persons you can choose from to sign on:

1) Scott Larabee

2) Wayne Martin

3) JJ. Johnson-Smith

       Or, you can join us by emailing: K9Sheps@yahoo.com or on the Facebook page:


                      Let's restore unity and peaceful, country living to New Lebanon and tell the EDC, "Thanks, but No Thanks! WE can do it!".     JJ

First Pic is "Lindsay's Store". Anyone remember where this was?


 Hillary and the New Effort in Lebanon!                                7-29-2014

                            Hillary Clinton was in Saratoga today, and the local media made certain that we ALL knew it ! They ignore the Benghazi hearings, and a hundred other, vital issues, but Hillary signing her book of B.S is BIG NEWS. 

                             I find it beyond belief that any mature, American adult would spend a dime on a book she wrote about herself when her record is one of zero accomplishments and innumerable lies, cheating, theft, anti-Americanism and even murders.  What is WRONG with the American people? Would YOU stand in line with uninformed and misinformed followers to have a book signed by Stalin or Mao? A LOT of people would! Would YOU support a politician with Communist leanings, with your hard-earned money, your time to stand in line, and your attention in reading the propaganda between the pages of her, "Hard Choices"? 

                             How can people who live within spitting distance of the Saratoga Battlefield, justify their treason in supporting the Clintons ? Do they even know what occurred on that site and WHY? Probably not. Even Liberal Icon, Howard Stern, has stated that the D.C Democrat Regime is Communist and that he will never, EVER vote for Democrats again. Yet 1,000 residents of upstate N.Y's most historically valuable town lined up with the flock to be shorn by the Butcher of D.C. How do we wrap our heads around THAT? 

                             Wouldn't you think that it makes more sense to read one or two of the many available books about Hillary that offer irrefutable facts about her record, agenda and crimes against the American people? If one is willing to take the time to buy and read "Hard Choices", shouldn't one also be willing to read the others? Or the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, or Pilgrim's Progress? Will ANY of these 1,000 Saratogian Sheeple go to the theater this week and see Dinesh D'Souza's new movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her"?  I already know the answer to that and so do you.

                              I was not at all surprised to see thousands of people line up last month in NY City to buy Hillary's book and have her sign it. We expect it from "THOSE" people, but UPSTATE? How very quickly disease spreads if left unchecked. Which is exactly why the Conservative residents of New Lebanon need to act quickly in addressing the serious issues facing this town. So where do we start? 

                               By becoming informed. If we fail to be aware of what is going on here at home, how can we ever hope to be vigilant of our freedoms nationally? Tomorrow, on the Facebook page I have posted a link to below, we will start with the present, most pressing and time-sensitive problem which is the Economic Development Committee or "EDC".  If you have read this blog before, you know something about the EDC and the danger it poses to our town. There are enough archives here to keep you busy for a while, and if you REALLY want to get serious, I can provide archives back as far as 2009, and factual accounts dating back as far as 2007. Just ask, and I will get them to you. 

                                There are many, many things in New Lebanon that need addressing and if WE don't do it, no one will. It's up to the People to police the officials and decide what WE want for the future of New Lebanon and our lives here, and NOT for a mere 15 people, hand-picked by the Town Supervisor, to decide FOR us, in SECRET.  We need to come together quickly and take action to preserve the things we love about this town and correct the things we don't. 

       Don't let arrogant outsiders and self-serving elitists take our town away from us. Visit the Facebook page and SIGN UP to be a member of Community Caring. 

                     No Surrender!  JJ


          Just a reminder: Have you checked our Food Pantry lately? As the need grows in summer with kids home from school, the importance of donating cannot be ignored. Schenectady's Food Pantry is serving 400 families per day ! Yup, we REALLY need half of Central America coming across our borders illegally, huh? We aren't feeding our OWN! 

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Let's Get Started, New Lebanon !!                                         7-31-2014

Of the numerous matters requiring the attention of New Lebanon residents, the EDC is the most important. This is where we have to start. The EDC has been discussed at length on the PACT blog pages this year, so some of you are already familiar with the details. For those of you who are not we will fill you in beginning NOW.

The Economic Development Committee or “EDC”, was the brainchild of Michael Benson, who actually organized it. He hand-picked the members from among his friends and financial supporters, primarily those with the fattest wallets and /or best connections that are most beneficial to his agenda and interests. The EDC “claims” to be dedicated to the improvement of New Lebanon and the quality of life of its residents and to some degree, it IS. However, the focuses of this group will benefit only a small percentage of people, and those people are the wealthy, the newer residents from NYC and the surrounding areas, Part-Time residents, and owners of businesses that the EDC considers “desirable”.

Those of us who are long-time or lifetime residents of average and lower income, blue-collar workers and laborers and plain country folk, will NOT be positively affected by the EDC's efforts. In fact, WE are the expendables that will bear the majority of the negative aspects of the EDC's visions, culturally and financially. So let's begin with taking a look at the members of this EDC.

    1. Chairman: Max Gitter. Who IS he? An extremely wealthy, well-connected attorney from NY City. He owns local property but is a Part-Time resident. He DID lie to me and claim to have been a full-time resident of over 30 years, but that is not true. He is not now, nor has he ever been, a full-timer. He owns and runs a large, successful law firm in NY City with a less-than-honorable track record for destroying lives in exchange for money and power. (Yes, I CAN provide proof of that claim.)

      Max is rude, aggressive, and very abrasive, and accustomed to having things HIS way. He has proven publicly that integrity is NOT his forte' nor does he care that it isn't. We could talk about Max all day, but he doesn't deserve that much attention.

    2. Vice-Chairman: Sharon Moon. Full-time resident, originally from Canaan, Sharon is a hard worker and one of the people responsible for the Heritage Center and its operation. I like Sharon and think that her motives for being an EDC member are most likely due to her loyalty to this town and desire to see improvements. What concerns me is, that because she IS kind and pretty trusting, she MAY be easily manipulated by those who literally surround her. Still, she is a strong person so we remain confident that she will be vigilant of the rights of ALL residents. She IS however, a strong supporter of Mike Benson.

    3. Doug Clark. Oh Boy, where do I BEGIN? This is the guy that has a long record of board-stacking, misconduct, temper tantrums, and threats to members of the public who dare to disagree with him, and all this was while he was serving as Deputy Town Supervisor ! He plotted against Meg Robertson while she was Supervisor and his immediate superior by aligning himself with Mike Benson PRIOR to Benson announcing his official candidacy and all during the following campaign. Doug Clark was one of the turncoats responsible for the Secret Meeting that was foiled by Meg at the last minute. The meeting that was to be held at Mike Benson's Albany office of his construction firm and included players such as Fiona Lally, Robert Weber, Tony Murad, and others.

      As a result of this action, Clark was relieved of his position as Dep. Supervisor, only to be immediately re-instated by Benson as soon as HE took office. Paid off for Dougy! I could write a novel about Doug Clark and his deplorable, infantile and angry behaviors as a town official, but why bother? If you're truly interested in his escapades, it is all on the PACT blog site in the archives. THIS man should NOT be making decisions about curtains, much less the future of an entire town.

    4. Melanie Hunt. I do not know Ms. Hunt personally and have never been to her business, the Blueberry Hill Cafe. Nor WILL I, and I will explain why. Ms. Hunt is NOT a New Lebanon resident, and as such, has NO right to make decisions that affect the futures of those of us who DO. Now consider this; Ms. Hunt is a close friend of members of Mike Benson's family. When she was considering opening her business here, Mike Benson took it upon himself to go out and “evaluate” her competition.

      He pretended to be concerned about the bottom line of these businesses and was able to “charm” information from the owners, which he then considered and reported to Ms. Hunt that she would do well here and come on in! VERY dirty pool. Oh, but it didn't STOP there! Benson told me and my husband, face-to-face, that he had by-passed the D.O.T requirements for Ms. Hunt's business plan to save her aggravation and money in opening the Blueberry Hill Cafe ! This coming right after the owners of Kendall House has been put through the D.O.T WRINGER to open theirs ! So, should Melanie Hunt be making decisions for YOU? For that matter, should Mike Benson?

    5. Larry Benson. This one is tough, because in many ways, Larry is a good man who has served this town well. The concern here is Nepotism. Being Mike Benson's Uncle and supporter, there exists a serious conflict of interest. Enough said, for NOW.

    6. Linda Hursa. Owner of the Angel's Trumpet flower shop, but NOT a resident of New Lebanon !! Linda and her husband live in Stephentown. She is a strong supporter and defender of both Mike Benson and Max Gitter and as a non-resident, also has NO right to have a say in the future of New Lebanon.

    7. Sunny Kumar. Owner of EZ Mart. ANOTHER non-resident. This is the guy that came to a Town Board meeting and complained about Stewarts putting in a Diesel pump. He stated that he made a huge profit from his diesel sales because being the only one in Lebanon who HAD it, he was able to greatly pad the cost! Holy Crow! Bad enough he DID that, but who comes to a public meeting and SAYS it?! Many,many complaints from his customers about receiving the wrong change when Sunny is at the register. In Sunny's favor, of course. He has NO place on ANY board in this town, even if he WERE a resident, and he is NOT.

    8. Fiona Lally. President of the Lebanon Valley Business Association and writer of the “Grow the Valley” newsletter. This is hard to talk about as Fiona was knee-deep in the issue I described involving Doug Clark and Bob Weber. Also complicit in that unethical and abominable attempt to destroy Meg Robertson well before the campaigns began.

      Fiona is not exactly a “newcomer” here anymore, but she IS a recent city transplant with delusions of grandeur and a vision for our town that is not in sync with the majority of long-timers. One need only read a single issue of her newsletter to see where her loyalties and leanings lie. She, like ALL the members of the EDC is Left-Wing, in fact, Fiona is 100% left-wing, and that is not acceptable. 50-50 we can work with, but 100% to one side or the other, is not workable.

    9. Jack Yurish. A local man, 78 years old now and has served in town positions in the past. It's time for him to step aside and let some young blood in. This year, Mike Benson appointed Jack Yurish to the troubled , local Ethics Board, selecting him over younger, more suitable applicants who had applied more than once for town positions. VERY fishy, yes?

    10. Sue and Gaston Roberts. Owners of the Shed Man, wealthy, Benson supporters. Local opinion of them is fairly favorable except for the fact that Gaston “allegedly” forged his daughter's signature to Mike Benson's petition for endorsement of the Independent Party in New Lebanon. Yup, another one that should not be making decisions for the entire population of this town.

    11. Heather Van Oort. Owner of the jewelry store at the bottom of County Rt. 5. Moved here from Stephentown several years ago. Can't say too much here because for one, I don't know her very well. Second, what I DO know is very personal, behind-closed-doors stuff and I do NOT go into people's houses or private relationships. My job is to expose corruption, and behaviors and actions that make people unsuitable for public office. So, enough said here.

    12. Monte Wasch. NY City transplant who worked in high-level planning for that city. Brought his VERY Liberal ideologies here with him and has NO clue as to how to work cooperatively with those who do not see the world through his eyes. Monte knows best, he knows it ALL, and he wants it his way, ALL the time. Which is exactly why Conservatives and Liberals can't meet in the middle. Most Liberals are not capable of giving back the things they demand from others. Monte is the quintessential Liberal.

    13. Bob Weber. Owner of Country Squire Hardware Store. A huge disappointment. Comes from good, local folks and has owned and operated the hardware store in town since Harry Hicks gave it up. I always liked Bob and supported his business until Mike Benson blew back into town and Bob immediately was taken-in by the Benson B.S. He turned on his friends and customers and took part in the betrayal of Meg Robertson and the dirty campaign run by Benson BOTH times. I haven't been in the hardware store since, and will go all the way to Hudson to shop at Lowes, instead.

    14. Mike Benson. Don't get me started! You all know how I feel about Benson's deplorable record and behaviors since his coming back to Lebanon after a 20-year absence. If you do NOT know about his goals, misconduct, and manipulations, shame on YOU! Check the PACT archives. What you allow, will continue.

So we have one part-time resident, three NON-residents, and three fairly recent transplants from the city, all serving on this committee. Nine are undeniable leftists and nine are extremely wealthy. Which means “power”. Every single one of them, is a strong supporter of Mike Benson and ALL of them are drunk on his Kool-Aid. ( By the way, “Behold New Lebanon” is just another hand on the long arm of the EDC, run by Ruth Abrams, another NY City transplant, married to a powerful attorney who has a firm IN the city. ) We will get to “Behold” soon enough.

Notice that there is not ONE strong Conservative on the EDC, no “regular” folks or “working Joes”. No one who did NOT support Mike Benson in his two runs for Supervisor or in his agenda of transforming this town into a playground for vacationers, part-timers and tourists. Every one was carefully hand-picked. Make NO mistake folks, the Town Board is now little more than an inconvenient prop for Benson and his minions. The EDC is running New Lebanon , in the dark, and nothing they discuss or do is for YOUR ears!

The EDC protects itself by claiming to be a “Private” group and NOT a Town Entity. This of course, makes them exempt from town laws and codes, Ethics Codes, Open Meeting Laws, General Municipal Law, Minute-taking, and transparency. No one may attend their clandestine meetings unless they are “invited” by the members and only then, if you are what the EDC refers to as an, “Economic Actor”. I am “guessing” that an Economic Actor would be a business owner, holders of large parcels of land, investors, and other wealthy and /or connected individuals who also happen to support Benson and lean hard left.

Tomorrow, we will talk about the pet projects, goals, and the long-range pluses and minuses of this EDC. What does it mean for our town, our lifestyles, our finances and our children's futures ? What does New Lebanon REALLY NEED, and what can we do without? Please weigh-in in the comments on the Facebook page and remember that this is YOUR page. Come here to learn, suggest, volunteer or even Protest if you wish. This issue needs all of us, and all are welcome. It makes no difference what political party you belong to, or if you are Conservative or Liberal or somewhere in-between. All we ask is that you have a love for your town, a sense of fairness for ALL residents, and believe that each of us, regardless of financial status, where we work, or what kind of house we live in, should have a voice in the future of our town. 


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Grants and the EDC                                                                  8-1-2014


When we hear the word, “GRANT” we see “Free Money”. There is no such thing as Free Money. Every penny that a government gives to a municipality, business, school district or person, it first TAKES from someone else. Remember, Income Taxes are Constitutionally Illegal.

Grant money always comes with strings attached, some so fine that they are barely visible, much like a spider's web. Grants are indeed, webs of the stickiest variety and should be avoided like the plague. Government grants are responsible for the decline of quality education in America. Public schools were feeling the pinch and literally jumped at the free money that the government waved in their eager faces. As a result, that same government gained control of our curriculum and our educators.

Renovations, computers, new gymnasiums, bigger libraries and higher salaries were the pedophile's puppy and the public schools climbed right into the van. Have our schools and students improved as a result ? Quite the opposite. Since the federal government infiltrated our public education system, literacy and performance scores have seen a steady decline. Civic education has been removed altogether and half of American adults have no clue as to what their own country's history IS. The degradation of education is a subject I could expound on for days but for now, it's enough to know that Grants are to blame for it.

The New Lebanon EDC is made up of grant-lovers. Most of them are well-educated people and successful money-managers, but remember what I always tell you, NEVER confuse education with intelligence. These EDC members are not blind to the long-range costs of grants, they simply don't CARE. It isn't coming out of their pockets directly. Nor are they concerned about the amount of control they will be giving to government agencies by applying for these grants, because people like those on the EDC, LOVE regulations. They WANT you to live under severe restrictions as to how you will use and enjoy your property, what you can drive and where, how much noise you can make, what pets you can have, etc. The Left LOVES control and they salivate over the thought of being empowered to force others into compliance. It is their primary ideology. So they LIKE excessive and ludicrous laws, codes, regulations and requirements.

By accepting grant money, we become immediately enslaved by the conditions that are hidden within the agreements. They are rarely GOOD conditions and NEVER promote freedom. Unless of course, you enjoy the idea of more Zoning regulations and rules that are dreamed-up and imposed on you by government agencies such as the EPA, En-Con, Ag and Markets, DOT and a hundred or so others. Any time we allow government to get a toe in the door, we lose freedom, rights, and limit our choices. EVERY time.

Not so many years ago, communities like ours thrived without a red cent from the government. We managed to live long, healthy lives without federal agencies to tell us what to eat and drink, how to raise our kids and livestock, run our schools, kill our weeds and dig our own damn wells. People were kinder, more self-reliant and responsible, generous, and by a LONG-shot, Smarter! We took care of our own, ON our own and helped the needy because it was right and we wanted to, not because the government pilfered it from our paychecks by force and then decided FOR us where it should be used. We respected our neighbors and our property lines because it was ethical and honorable, not because a Zoning Board ordered us to and fined us if we didn't. We settled our own disagreements and when we couldn't, we just agreed to disagree. We didn't go to court and expect a judge to settle a case of name-calling or so-called, “Hate Speech”.

If a town hall, firehouse or community center needed repair, we came together and did it ourselves. We donated supplies and what we didn't have, we raised the money to pay for. We gave freely of our time, talents, sweat and effort and got the job done without incurring debt or inviting government into our midst. So why can't we do that TODAY? We CAN, we just don't. We have become lazy and apathetic because we lack a real sense of community, and we have grown accustomed to relying on the government to “Take Care of Us”. There is a name for that, it's called, “Socialism”, and it is exactly what the powers that be , WANT.

The EDC is the government in New Lebanon now, unless you decide to step up and object. If you believe that you will be personally unaffected by their decisions and actions, you are asleep at the wheel. Join Us.

What does New Lebanon need, NOW?

  1. A grocery store

  2. A pharmacy

  3. A Community Center

Can we do this without a Secret Group of outsiders and part-timers. You BET we CAN! Let's work together.


 Pedophiles in OUR TOWN !!                                                   8-3-2014

                            I find it distasteful and sad to have to post such news, but this woman's bravery deserves to be applauded and taken as a warning to all parents. Thank you Jill, for saying what SHOULD always be said. May you find peace as a result.   JJ

With This Post I Expose My Abuser

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What I am about to do is not easy, nor came on a whim. It may even create a series of issues relative to the subject. With that said, I will proceed with my statement, having obtained respected legal advice from my personal attorney, as well as from other lawyers who have worked in similar, high profile cases. I have also addressed my concerns with family and the closest of friends (who are ‘family’).

To begin, this announcement is taking place to protect the most innocent of God’s creations: Children. Having filed a police report against my abuser in 2009, I soon learned of the expansive, calculated, and continued atrocities this vile man has committed, not only against myself, but against at least 12 other children from the late 1960’s, into the 1970’s. His most recent (known) victim was in 2008.

Despite his confession to the NYS Police during the formal investigation, it was discovered that the statute of limitations would allow him to roam free. He knew this prior to speaking with lead Investigator Kelly Taylor. Additionally, and adding further insult to injury, this individual has been a long-term, public school employee in Upstate New York. This fact alone is infuriating.

Although the NYS Police may not be able to arrest him for the crimes he committed against me, I have spent the last few years researching my options as how to get this pedophile away from children – legally. The only option that remains is to expose him.

Before I do just that, I implore to those of you reading this, or anyone who should learn of this, NOT to target this individual in any violent manner. Violence is never an option. I have no idea if he has any social media accounts, so please refrain from harassment in that form as well.

The following information is to warn the general and immediate public about this individual in hopes that it prevents him from torturing and abusing any more children. Someone has to make a stand to protect them, and I am willing to do just that so not one more child will not suffer at his cruel and merciless hands.


David Banker of Lebanon Springs, New York, was a neighbor of ours back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He was approximately 18-years-old when he began abusing me. He is now approx. 63 years of age. He has been a long-term employee at the New Lebanon Central School District (employed as a janitor/maintenance worker).

From 1969, until the early 1970’s (just over 2 years), he raped and repeatedly sexually abused me. He began his reign of terror on me just prior to my 4th (yes, fourth) birthday. The abuse only stopped after my mother moved my brother and I out of the area. I did tell both of my parents the moment it began. What transpired after ‘I told on him’ turned into a living hell for decades.

Although he confessed, apparently like a blubbering baby, it will not erase the heinous acts he has committed. He admitted to sexually abusing over one dozen children. The fact that he had a recent victim does nothing to say he is sorry for his actions, nor shows that he is even remotely aware of the harm he has done to any of one of us individually, or collectively.

I cannot speak for anyone other than myself, but will state that this monster needs to be stopped. In a non-violent manner, he needs to be removed from ease of access to children. Single parents need to be made aware that it was discovered he has preyed on women with young children, and grandchildren.

Although he cannot be arrested for what he confessed to doing to me (as well as the others) decades ago, I am hoping that if there has/have been any recent victim(s), either they or a family member, will see his name and step forward in order to file charges against him, and in turn, get him off of our streets.

Again, please do not respond in an aggressive manner to this individual despite his actions. If you, or someone you know has been exposed to him, and has suspected him of abuse, please contact the New York State Police and file a complaint.

In turn, I thank Trooper Taylor and the others who assisted in my investigation; for taking my complaint seriously, and doing the best they could considering the statute of limitations. It was not an easy task. Investigator Taylor truly conducted one heck of an investigation, only to find out his hands were tied.

Finding that so many children have been Banker’s victims has to be one of the most difficult things I have come to know. Come what may, I cannot sit in silence any longer. How can we protect our children if we are told to keep quiet, or coerced into silence?

I am no longer afraid to speak out. Silence only gives such monsters more power to harm innocent children. Please help to change the laws that govern the statutes of limitations on crimes against children. Indeed, child sexual abuse constitutes the robbery and murder of God’s most precious souls.

To say that it is easier to report such crimes as an adult is difficult enough. Imagine what it’s like to suffer the abuse and be too terrified to speak of it while it’s happening? To assume that a child will forget, or ‘get over it’ is completely irresponsible, and wrong. Current statutes are nothing but a terrible injustice to our children, as well as a travesty to mankind.

This information is also posted on my Facebook wall, as well as Twitter.

Thank you,

Jill Marie Morris


 TWO Subjects Tonight!                                                           8-4-2014


First subject; New Lebanon. I think we've identified the reasons to be concerned about the EDC and why we have a HUGE need for a group of citizens to watch them closely and keep informed of their plans and actions. There are some serious questions surrounding the "Behold New Lebanon" project as well, and this is tough, because in theory at least, this is a harmless and wholesome effort. Yet, questions remain and they are in need of answers.

  1. What happens if a property owner, tourist, or employee of BEHOLD, should be injured or cause damages of some sort while participating in the program? Who will be responsible for the costs involved and any lawsuits that may result?

  2. Shouldn't BEHOLD be required to have a Traffic Safety Study performed at the Visitor's Center site on Rts. 20/22, as Howard Commander was forced to do?

  3. Parking issues.

  4. Increased traffic on back roads.

  5. “Charging” locals and tourists to visit the Conservancy areas in town that are FREE?

  6. What Zoning and permit issues are involved in having groups of tourists and their vehicles going from house to house of the “artisans” , and what requirements must be met by these “artisans” to collect money for holding public demonstrations in their homes or on their properties?

  7. Why were no advertisements placed to invite members of the public to be a part of this program? There are MANY talented craftspeople here that were never invited or considered for this program. This is yet another partisan, “Liberal Lefty Club”  project loaded with cronyism.

  8. Why is the Town Supervisor one of the biggest financial donors to this program. Isn't that Conflict of Interest on his part?

  9. WHY was this project NOT brought before the Town Board for approval and WHY do the people who will be affected by it, NOT have a voice in it? We ALL live here but we do not ALL like this idea or welcome tourism and traffic. Mrs. Rasmussen and Mrs. Abrams have made it VERY clear through their actions, that the residents of this town do NOT matter, all that matters are their “dreams” of creating a “Living Museum” for their city friends to come and ooh and aah over.

  10. Why are we allowing these newcomers and part-timers to decide that we should have tourists tramping through our neighborhoods all weekend , week after week?

This high-handed, presumptuous and pompous idea was NEVER presented to the Town Board or the residents, and that is inexcusable. Mike Benson, the Big Daddy of the EDC and consequently , Behold New Lebanon, NEVER advised the board of ANY of this. They were blind-sided by the snooty Mrs. Rasmussen of the Part-Time resident's club, at last month's meeting! We KNOW, that Ruth Abrams is being allowed to play Queen of the Court, in return for her financial backing of Mike Benson. (She is the same person who wants to bring the NY Philharmonic to our town).

Now, let's pretend that this project had been brought before the board and the public as a TOWN-WIDE project with ALL residents welcome to make suggestions and take part. THAT is what strengthens a community and promotes a unified desire to improve our town. They did NOT do that. They once again, picked from among their cronies, specific business-owners and the elitists that support this transformation of New Lebanon into a weekend playground for NY City liberals. It's Rude, Inconsiderate and downright sneaky, and Mike Benson is right in the thick of it.

He too is a “Newcomer” to this town, having been gone for 20 years. He came here specifically to run against Meg Robertson for Supervisor as a ground-breaker for his goal of climbing the political ladder. Everything he did from the very first day, was unethical and dishonorable. Secret meetings, MONTHS in advance of the first campaign, with local financial players and businessmen, as well as with Doug Clark who was a Town Councilman at the time! Illegally carried and FORGED party endorsement petitions. Removal of opponent's campaign signs from public byways and town and state properties. False claims of being a “Working Farmer” and a “Member of the LVPA”, neither of which was true. LOCKING Republican voters OUT of the caucus once his hand-picked supporters had all arrived! I could make a list that would keep you reading all night, but again, it is ALL in the PACT archives for your perusal.

Now we have the EDC, the private club of Michael Benson Esq., that meets in secret and plans our futures. LOL! I don't know how he fits his HUGE head through the door of his office. So look folks, you can sit back and do nothing while these control freaks take your town away from you piece by piece, or you can get some courage and Join Us in fighting back. WE want the WHOLE town involved in its future and its projects, and WE can do it without wealthy donors, secret meetings, government grants or prejudice. Openly, honestly and legally. Each of us needs to make a decision as to what we want, what we need, and how we want to fulfill those goals, and we need to decide NOW. Sign up with Community Caring at our Facebook page: pactny , or email us at: K9Sheps@yahoo.com.

Remember that the Facebook page is for ALL residents of New Lebanon who wish to unite, discuss, volunteer, post news or GET the latest news. Let's show the city folks what we're MADE of here in the country! TAKE BACK YOUR TOWN!


Second Subject: ISRAEL.

I am appalled by the news coverage of the battle between Israel and the members of Hamas. EVERY major news agency, including CNN, CBS and NBC are demonizing our ally and friend, Israel ! America has always stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel and we always SHOULD.

A country that is smaller in area than the state of New Hampshire, Israel is a proud nation of brilliant, honorable people who love America. They are responding to years and years of continuous torment and attacks from the Palestinian squatters on the Gaza Strip, land that was given to the Israelis by God himself. When the Palestinians first came to Gaza as refugees, Israel offered them the option of staying there and becoming citizens. Rather than accept this generous and compassionate offer, the Palestinians decided to demand ownership of Gaza and then, the obliteration of Jews and Israel herself. The Muslim Terrorist faction, Hamas, is every bit as hateful, bloody and murderous as other Islamic groups and Israel has been MORE than tolerant with their unrelenting torment.

The mainstream media reports Palestinian casualties every day, dramatizing the loss of lives among children. Well, get a CLUE America, Hamas uses women and children as human shields. Hamas has rained down missile after missile on Israeli women and children for years, but the media ignores those facts. Hamas must be destroyed at any cost, PERIOD. Islam must be destroyed, or at the very LEAST, Banned in non-Arab countries all over the world. How DARE any American speak against Israel's right to defend herself and her people! How DARE Hollywood Idiots and the American media attempt to elicit sympathy for bloodthirsty, insane, religious zealots whose goal is to sweep the globe clean of all non-Muslims through beheading, stoning, burning, etc. How DARE this Muslim-Sympathizer of a Democrat President support the demented actions of Islamic extremists then turn around and label American Patriots as Domestic Terrorists! HE has armed the terrorists since he took office, yet is doing everything in his power to DIS-arm Americans.

I applaud Israel's leadership and only wish we had such strong men leading America. Binny Netanyahu cares about his people and Obama never HAS. Anyone who speaks against Israel and supports Hamas, does NOT want to tell that to ME!

REMEMBER: Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Speaker from the John Birch Society will be coming to New Lebanon to speak to residents about the implications of “Sustainable Development”, “Common Core”, etc. Location to be announced! Open to all and free of charge!


 While You Were Sleeping.....                                               8-8-2014

       LOTS to talk about!  First things first:

 1) In the latest edition of the "Grow the Valley" newsletter, an invitation was FINALLY extended to ALL New Lebanon residents who would like to play a role in the "Behold New Lebanon" Project. PACT would like to offer a Thank You to whomever was responsible for this.

 2) Update:  Sunny Kumar, owner of the E-Z Mart, is now a full-time resident of New Lebanon, meaning that there are now TWO , non-residents serving on the Economic Development Committee instead of THREE. 

              I am delaying the post I had written for today, until tomorrow because I have some information I want to share with voters of this town about our Supervisor.  All of you know that I do not like or approve of Mike Benson and his shameful behaviors. The archives on this page tell the story of his many indiscretions and abuses, beginning with the first campaign and continuing thru the present. 

               Interestingly enough, I am not the ONLY political blogger in Columbia County to find Benson's business practices distasteful and unacceptable. I am providing a link below to the blog site of Sam Pratt, a writer from Tagkhanic who has been present at the County Supervisor's meetings for some years now. If you are so inclined, and you SHOULD be, visit Sam's site and type Benson's name into the Search box. You will be amazed and hopefully, disgusted. 

                Apparently, Benson's behavior at County is even worse than it is here in Lebanon. Just for STARTERS, he is guilty of: Lying, Attempting to force executive sessions, excessive absences, Bullying, Interrupting, Refusing to accept majority opposition, Back-Door Dealing, Contempt for property rights, Calling for Eminent Domain actions, Verbal abuse of Citizens, Conflict of Interest concerning his construction firm, BCI Construction, and PLAGIARISM ! To name but a FEW. ALL of these things are issues that I have brought up to you over and over again, as well as a laundry list of others. 

                 Even still, I am FAR from finished! There are things happening in this town RIGHT NOW that Mike Benson has put into motion UNILATERALLY and in SECRET, and believe me, it will NOT stand. Not THIS time. The time has come for our Town Councilmen to put their feet down, and any of them that are incapable or unwilling to do so, had better prepare to step aside or face the same music as Benson. Enough is enough. I have SO much going on right now that when it all breaks, it will be a tornado. You will be the first to know ! 

                 Tomorrow's post will be related to all this and hopefully, some of you will wake up and step up, and start defending yourselves, your properties and your futures from the Tyrants like Mike Benson. Below is a brand-new piece written by Sam Pratt, and the link to his blog where you can search the other articles related to Benson.   Notice please, that the Register-Star is also accused of bias and favoritism, as I have done repeatedly. SEE? It is NOT just ME.


SamPratt.com: Towns | New Lebanon

August 6, 2014

Grattan puts County Airport oversight in hands of truant Supervisor

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Benson’s profile picture at his company's website, bciinc.com
Columbia County Board of Supervisor chair Patrick Grattan has moved oversight of the Board’s Airport Committee into the hands of a former committee member who played hooky from over 70% of its meetings.
Via email, Grattan announced that he was moving the same committee from which New Lebanon Supervisor Michael Benson resigned in a huff—after rarely showing up, and not getting his way—into Benson’s portfolio:
TO:  Airport Committee & Public Works Committee
     It has been brought to my attentions [sic] that there is a question regarding the status of the Airport Committee.
     First, let me thank all the members for their hard work on this issue.  I know that this issue was very complicated and, at times, contentious.  I respect your patience and understanding during the process.
     The County has several subcommittees: Negotiations, Salary Study, Pine Haven, Central Business Office, Labor Management and DSS Renovations.  All report to Finance and each report to their Home Committee (ie: DSS Renovations reports to the DSS Human Services, the Pine Haven subcommittee reports to the Health and Medical Services).
     The Airport in some instances could report to Economic Development, County Government or Public Works.
     Since the County Public Works Department & Facilities maintains and improves the Airport, the Airport subcommittee should report to Public Works.
     The Airport subcommittee has performed two very valuable tasks:  one, it has given the Airport the attention it deserves and has increased everyone’s understanding of the uses, functions, economics and future of the Airport.  Two, it has provided a forum for the residents of the Town of Ghent, the general public and media to discuss issues in a focused manner.
     Again, I thank all of you for your good work and your continued efforts.
In addition to his many absences, Benson was repeatedly outvoted by his peers on airport issues, and showed a remarkable inconsistency in his positions—not to mention an immunity to absorbing facts presented by his fellow Supervisors, let alone by the public. Yet now Grattan has put oversight of that committee into the hands of its (former) member who showed very least interest in its business.
Ancram supervisor Art Bassin, who has chaired the committee, says that he has not decided whether to remain as Chair of the Committee-turned-Subcommittee, and does not know whether Benson intends to invite him to do so.

Why in Heaven's name would Art put Benson in this position after Benson's deplorable behavior at the rare meetings he bothered to attend?  Well, THINK about it folks. I have MY idea as to how this happened, and so should YOU.


 Part 2 - While You Were Sleeping                                       8-9-2014

               Politics have always been a dirty game, always WILL be. It is a cesspool disguised as a Country Club. When I think about politics and the people who play it, I get an actual picture in my mind of little dark things floating in odoriferous, toxic sludge. (See how nicely I cleaned that statement up?) 

               Occasionally, there are a few good guys and women that manage to stay in the boat and keep their feet dry, but they're rare.  Party affiliation makes very little difference in a politician's ability to resist corruption but the Republicans definitely score higher than the Democrats. I have said many, many times that LOCALLY, I vote for Democrats 2 to 1. There are a lot of reasons that local Dems are a better choice, but I'm not going to give away their strategies. Not TODAY, anyway. Consider though, that Mike Benson is from a dedicated Democrat family and yet ran as a Republican for Town Supervisor. He has donated heavily to Kirsten Gillibrand and Hillary Clinton. Sound like a Republican to YOU? Sure, and Barack Obama is a Christian.

              At the state and federal levels, I would sooner have permanent poison ivy than vote Democrat because I love my country and have seen the destruction wrought upon her by the liberal left.  For the most part, politics attract the immoral, the self-serving, the greedy and the narcissists like Mike Benson, Andrew Cuomo and Obama, the very type that should NEVER be allowed to serve!  They are drawn not only to the easy money, benefits and notoriety, but primarily to the POWER to manipulate and control others. "Titles" attract them like moths to a flame. Very, very few enter the game to Serve the People but only to serve themselves, and that is a shame. 

              Sometimes I find it difficult to understand how easily we humans are corrupted and led down the path to destruction in such great numbers. Then I really think about and wonder why we ALL are not!  It's easier to be bad than it is to be good. The rewards are immediate, infinite and effortless. Sadly, humans tend to ignore the FACT that they will be held accountable someday, in some way. Doing the honorable thing that holds no personal gain or fame is difficult, but it's worth it! Doing the RIGHT thing always IS.

               So how do we "Fix" politics?  We can't.  It is what it is and no amount of human effort will eradicate the corruption and temptation. What we CAN do, is become Watchdogs and take a personal oath to expose the ugly and illegal and hold the violators accountable.

               New Lebanon is one of those places that attract pacifists, liberals, greenies, and sadly, Airheads. In the past 20 years we have seen this town morph into a mini Berkeley. The Greatest generation is dying off and taking with it the last vestiges of American pride and Duty. We have lost the people who remember when this country rejected and even prosecuted, anti-Americanism and Communistic leanings, open immorality and government officials who lied, cheated and robbed. In Lebanon, the church pews have emptied while groups have formed that worship trees, the cosmos, the earth and the religious ideologies of our enemies. We have private schools here that teach the "Big Bang" theory and its alleged influence on the "inner-self". Yet our local, public schools will punish or even expel a student who dares read a Bible during recess. 

               Men with calloused hands and worn-out boots have been replaced by long-haired mystics and "artists". Our library has been literally commandeered by elitists who bleed our tax funds to provide ridiculous salaries for work that was performed for DECADES by community volunteers. We have no grocery store or pharmacy, but we can buy drug paraphernalia in two locations, pornography and sex toys, alcohol, antiques, and bean sprouts, all day long!  We have rainbow flags flying in yards and in front of pre-schools, but other than at the Post Office, not a single, American Flag is to be seen in the center of town.

               There is no Community Center but you can attend cello concerts and book signings at the library every month. The dairy farms are gone, but we have organic gardeners that call themselves "farmers" and rare cows that are "cute". Weekend and holiday traffic has become problematic and dangerous and back roads such as Shaker Road have become thruways for tourists and speeders. The "Behold New Lebanon" project will exacerbate this issue in residential neighborhoods in the weeks to come. 

              The liberal invasion has brought us many negatives and few positives, but the most obvious to ME and other, local Conservatives, is the lack of integrity, ignorance of the dangers and long-term implications of liberal intervention, and the unwillingness and sometimes refusal, of the people to face the realities and engage in necessary action. HALF of the people we at Community Caring have spoken to recently are totally ignorant of what is happening in their own town! When informed about the the need to address political violations and misconduct, people literally shrink in horror! 

             Know what we hear from people? "Oh, that's so negative and I only allow positive energy into my life!" or, "Politics are too stressful so I don't pay attention". Yup, unless and until it knocks on their very own doors, it just doesn't EXIST for them, and THAT my friends is why we presently live under an out-of-control government that gets worse by the day. Too many Americans are ignorant, indoctrinated by the lies and omissions of mainstream media, gullible, lazy, and self-absorbed. Too harsh? No, not harsh ENOUGH! While the left beat drums in circles, smoke weed and wave protest signs that support the tools of our demise, the government runs amok and systematically shreds our Constitution and the freedoms, history and future of our country. 

            Do I think that everyone should be as deeply entrenched in political and social issues as I am, myself? Of course not, we are all different. Nor do I think that everyone should be Christian, Conservative, Straight,Patriotic or anything else. I support freedom of choice and the right to peacefully disagree, unlike the Left. However, don't even THINK about trying to restrict MY rights and freedoms, either! That being said, I DO believe that EVERY American has a responsibility, a DUTY to be informed on current, political events and to support and defend accountability and Constitutionality among all government officials at every level. 

           If you live in America and enjoy the freedoms that are now in peril, you then bear the responsibility of preserving those gifts. It makes no difference who you are or what wing you fly with, you are Duty-Bound as an American to object to the wrongs and defend the wronged. We the People are being wronged by our government, our EMPLOYEES, and it is the job of us all to stand and resist. Those who fail to do so through ignorance or apathy are as much to blame as the offenders themselves. To ignore the blatantly obvious dismantling of freedom and the deplorable actions of lawless politicians, is inexcusable, unforgivable, and destructive.

          If you can vote, you can write a letter, make a phone call, attend a board meeting, post a sign, make a donation, SOMETHING to object to tyrants and defend Constitutional candidates and officials of ANY party. To believe that the evil being perpetrated upon us by government will not affect you and yours is irresponsible, immature and in a word, FOOLISH. All of you exercise your First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression every day. If you fail to exercise those same rights in matters that affect us ALL as a nation, you too will be silenced in the end. Think about it. 


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 Town Board Meeting and the Pipeline                                   8-12-2014

           As the Irish say, "Himself was present tonight".  We WILL get to Benson shortly. 

       The meeting started at 6:30 to allow time for the anti-pipeline group to speak.  It was interesting and informative, but really didn't change my personal feelings about it. I am 100% supportive of everything that can be safely done to abolish our dependence on foreign oil and of the jobs it would create for Americans. That being said, I don't live within 500 feet of a gas pipeline, either.  I don't know how valid the scare-tactics are or how great the risks actually may be, because this is not a subject I know much about. What I DO know, is that the GREEN movement is being shoved down our throats via similar claims of tainted ground wells, compromised air-quality, toxic soil, and the famous, "Global Warming" lie. 

        Anyone who cares to, can do some very basic research into the weather cycles of history and see that warming and cooling is natural and cyclical, but the fear-mongers and those invested in climate control corporations don't WANT us to look into it and expose their lies. Always remember that Al Gore, the Father of Global Warming, also claimed to have "Invented" the Internet. There are conspiracies born for financial and control purposes, there are conspiracies intended to disarm the citizenry and decrease the population, and there are conspiracies that are just, well, Conspiracies Theories.  In any case, never dismiss an alleged conspiracy without looking into it for yourselves with a bi-partisan view.

       Our government wants us to remain dependent on the Middle East for our oil, while we have more than an adequate supply of our own. America SHOULD be mining, drilling, and in some areas where it is safe, Fracking. Safety should come first, but we cannot afford to ignore the necessity of energy independence any longer. One needs only to look at North Dakota and Wyoming to see the benefits. Their economy , employment and independence is unequaled anywhere else in America, as a direct result of energy harvesting. 

       Still, I understand the concerns of the people who will live near to this new pipeline and would never presume to speak against them in their effort to protect their homes and families. What we need and they requested last night, is to hear from some experts and hold a public meeting to allow locals to be heard and ask questions. Which brings me to "Behold New Lebanon" and the Czar, Mike Benson. 

       Last week I told you about Benson's vile behavior in regard to the airport meetings at county. He missed 70% of those meetings, and when he WAS present, he insisted on Executive Sessions, Annulment of the work done by preliminary researchers, and the adoption of his "Personal" plans. He went behind the backs of other committee members and attempted to make a back-door deal with the owner of the golf course, and he claimed to have authored a report he presented, that was proven to have been written by someone else, which in MY book, is Plagiarism and Lying. He verbally abused members of the public and was called-out for having written nasty emails himself. Yet despite ALL that, Pat Grattan, Chairman of the airport committee, decided to step down and appoint Benson as his successor? Anybody ELSE smell something rancid here? 

      When one considers Benson's connections to Greg Fingar and Chris Gibson, no one should be surprised. Chris Gibson is a Republican, but he is NO Conservative and NO supporter of Ethics. Somewhere along this line of corruption , someone was paid or threatened. So Benson has added yet another "TITLE" to his resume'. He is a "Title Collector", now sitting on more boards and committees than anyone could possibly do justice to. What does this mean for the Town of New Lebanon? How can Benson "Run the World" and still be an effective Supervisor ? Well, he can't, and that is obvious right here at home. 

      The EDC and "Behold New Lebanon" are classic examples of Benson's need to delegate his responsibilities to others in his circle of supporters and to make executive decisions. He "USES" these people to accomplish his personal goals FOR him, while at the same time, protecting him from blame when these things backfire. If they succeed, he will jump right in and lap up the credit, but if they fail, he was "Not Involved". Sound familiar?  Below is a copy of the document I presented and read aloud at last night's Town Board Meeting.  Michael Benson had NO satisfactory responses to any one of these questions, and as he sat there with a wry grin, he could not hide the deep scarlet that crept up his neck and into his cheeks.

        He claimed that the Town Board had no need to know about the Behold project and that the public SHOULD have known unless, as he said, and I quote; "They are living under a rock".  Seems to ME that if that were the case, he could have discussed it with them all personally, but I digress.  Benson made it clear that he feels that the PEOPLE of this town, whom he refused to refer to as "People" but as "Taxpayers", have no need to know. So you have NO need to KNOW folks, that Behold will be infiltrating your quiet neighborhoods every weekend for 8 weeks to come. You have NO need to know that there will be carloads of tourists running up and down our back roads and parking alongside the homes of "artisans" in residential areas. 

      Apparently, you also have no right to know that Behold has failed to comply with the rules and requirements that are expected of everyone else. They have not applied for a D.B.A, they have not procured a Tax I.D# despite the fact that they have payroll, will be conducting retail sales, and charging admission fees. There has been NO Traffic Safety Study for the site of the Visitor's Center at the busy intersection of Rt. 20 and 22 South. NO permits have been applied for with the Zoning and Planning Office. Yet when asked about this, Benson replied that it is NOT the job of the Town Board to oversee these things. 

     I countered with the FACT that he is neck-deep in this project, having organized the EDC and being involved in Behold, and as Supervisor, it is HIS responsibility to ensure that the project is done legally and with the knowledge of the People and the Councilmen. He then claimed that as a Non-Town Entity, the EDC and consequently, Behold, are not his problem. LOLOL!!!!  The EDC was HIS idea, HE organized it and HE appointed the members, many of which , as non-residents and part-time residents, have NO say in this town's future or development. He also attended a meeting of the Behold board on Friday of last week, where he actually APOLOGIZED to Erminia Rasmussen for the treatment she received from Councilman Baldwin at last month's meeting !!!!! 

     Baldwin was justified in his reaction to having been kept in the dark by Benson, and since Benson was absent from last month's meeting and the completely green, "Deputy Supervisor" had NO clue, Baldwin said what needed saying! If anyone should apologize to Rasmussen, it is Benson himself, for his own failure to inform his board of town activities that affect the entire population OF the town! I told Benson flat-out last night, that his activities as Supervisor are anything BUT transparent and that he operates in SECRET far too often and in matters that are of concern to us all. He did not respond in any way. He also did not respond to my question about exactly HOW the Behold Project benefits the town as a WHOLE. He could not answer, because it doesn't. It benefits his private clique' of supporters and adorers, and no one else. 

    I am told that there are people at the county level that think the Behold project is a miracle from Heaven. Apparently, these people either are unaware of the lack of benefit it holds for the town and its residents, or they are also Benson lovers who have fallen for the B.S. At this point, we at Community Caring are on the case. We are insisting that proper permits be applied for, that a Tax # and DBA be produced for our viewing and we want the opinion of ALL residents as to how this project will affect their privacy and peace on weekends. So, unless you are under Benson's "Rock", you might want to weigh-in on this issue now or forever hold your peace !




Questions for Town Board re: “Behold New Lebanon”.

    1. Why is it that Supervisor Benson was aware of this project yet never advised any of the Town Councilmen of it?

    2. Exactly HOW does this project benefit the town as a WHOLE and where are the D.B.A, Use Permits, Traffic Safety Study, etc.?

    3. Is the Town protected from lawsuits that may arise as a result of accident or injury to tourists who take part in this project?

    4. At any time, did the EDC or the organizers of “Behold”, poll the townspeople or neighbors of exhibitors as to how they feel about this project and the increased traffic on narrow back roads and in residential neighborhoods?

    5. What will the parking arrangements be at the Visitor's Center and exhibit locations and how will it impact safe travel on the secondary roads in the town?


 Beginnings, and Need for Change                                      8-14-2014

         A LOT to talk about tonight. In Ferguson, Missouri, the sequel to the Trayvon Martin story is being played out. It's the same, tired story of a Black male shot by a white man, a cop in this case. Once again, Racism rears its ugly head and pronounces the Black man immediately innocent based on the color of his skin. Does it ever END? Have we not evolved since the damn Civil War? 

          The facts of this case have yet to be investigated and determined, and regardless of who was in the wrong, the cop is entitled to a fair trial under the law, not a lynching demanded by violent street mobs. If he did wrong, he will pay the price. Justice is not reserved for those who have the darkest skin or the loudest protest, it is granted to ALL Americans equally through DUE PROCESS.  

          Not only does the rioting add fuel to the cop's case, it is a crime, and anyone who dares whine about the response of law enforcement to the burning of businesses, the looting, and the rock and Molotov cocktails being thrown at the police, is an idiot. Violence always begets violence and the fact is, Looting is a crime punishable by Shooting!  You LOOT, we SHOOT! That needs to be enforced, but like all effective punishment, the left has declared it "inhumane".  So we just allow it to go on, and on and ON. 

          As the Blacks take to the streets in defense of a man that most of them never even heard of before this incident, the world watches, Law Enforcement watches and they are justified in saying, "THIS is why we are trigger-happy! We are on the defense from the dangers of Black violence." So, the Blacks are not only burning down their OWN neighborhoods, they are sending a message that they are incapable of self-control and peaceful protest, of dignified objection. How does this make sense? 

          At a time that Americans of every color should be joining hands to fight Tyranny in government , the Blacks are instead widening the Racial divide and giving the government exactly what it wants. This administration is TERRIFIED of unity among people of all colors. They know the power we as citizens would have to hold them accountable, if we all stood together. This Ferguson issue serves another purpose as well. It is yet another distraction form the REAL issues, like Israel, ISIS, and the border invasion. The Media is as always, complicit. The best way to deal with the violence in Ferguson is to lend no credence TO it. Unless you are physically in the thick of it, it should be ignored. No Facebook or Twitter posts, no taking sides, just focus on the news that deserves our attention. After all, if this had been a white on white or black on black event, it would have never made the national news at all. 


          Things are moving along in New Lebanon and there is hope on the horizon for a re-unification of many of the residents. I learned some things about the library today that I was unaware of, for instance that it is no longer the Joseph Hooper Free Library of our past, but a part of the Hudson Library System. Is that good or bad? I guess it depends on how you look at it. Personally, I liked it as the small, independent library it was when my son was growing up here. Don't get me wrong, it IS beautiful and active, but it has still lost that old-fashioned, country feel. Change is inevitable but it's tough sometimes, and the older we get, the harder it is to accept. 

           In any case, the library system requires a full-time librarian, so that's why we no longer have a library run by local volunteers. More government intervention. Many of you have expressed concerns about the open display of some questionable books that are inappropriate for kids and teens, but apparently, libraries consider the concealment of such material to be Censorship, and if you really think about it, it IS. If anyone deplores censorship, it is ME, so I get where they are coming from. I walked away from the Leadership of the country's largest, Pro-Second Amendment group because they were censoring comments from the public, so yes, I feel strongly about it. 

           Many local Christians and Home School families avoid the library due to this issue, so how do we solve the problem? All I can suggest is, that if you would LIKE to avail yourselves of the library's services, that you ask the librarian when you enter the building, what areas might be offensive to you and avoid those sections. It isn't as if there is a huge porn section or anything! LOL!  Maybe just a shelf or two. If you want to use the library and have avoided it because of this , don't let it keep you away any longer, just speak up. After all, YOU are paying for this convenience , you should get some benefit from it. 

         Also addressed today was the common complaint of the library programs, concerts, presentations, etc., being far-left and appealing only to the liberal population. I myself have felt that way for a LONG time. There is an answer for that as well. If you are a Conservative with a talent to share, go see the librarian and ask for a date and time to perform, speak, or present what you have. You have just as much right to do so as anyone else, but you have to DO it, no one is going to knock on your door and ASK you to come! There, see how easily we can problem-solve when we decide to try it? Yes, I too am surprised. Like I said last week, we CAN meet halfway, but only if we are willing to get out there and get involved. 

        So we have a beginning. There WILL be a Constitution Study offered at the library very soon, and I will let you know when it is all decided. We WILL have a "PAGES PROGRAM" that will make books available to seniors and shut-ins on a monthly basis. If you or a member of your family would like to have book selections brought to your home each month, please email me so we can add you to the list! (Don't forget the big Book Sale coming up on Sunday at the Midtown Mall ! )

       Is there still a lot of work to do? You BET! We still have major issues in our town government, with the EDC and Behold New Lebanon. There are still many community outreach and improvement projects on the list that we are working on, but one thing at a time. The important thing is to step up and take part, get informed and active. Everyone can do SOMETHING. 


 Please keep Terry and Judy Bingham and their family in your prayers. Also Dot, Phineas, and David Stall. They are heavy-burdened right now. 


 On Becoming a Person                                                          8-15-2014

             In recent years we have seen criminal behavior excused and down-played by the bleeding hearts of society. No longer are the "Bad Guys" held to account and appropriate punishments meted out. The results of this soft-handed approach are obvious.

              A sound spanking delivered to a naughty child is harmless but effective. Grounding a teenager who breaks your rules is necessary, instructive, and even loving. Suspending the driver's license of a first-time drunk driver is a deterrent and possibly a lifesaver. Bad behavior requires consequences and if those consequences are replaced with free-pass excuses, the undesirable behavior continues and escalates. 

              Lack of accountability and correction breeds lawlessness as is evident among politicians like Obama who is never, EVER held responsible for anything he does to violate the laws of this land and the rights of the American people.  In America, we have more prisons and inmates than any other country on earth. Why do you suppose that is ? Could it BE, that other countries deliver swift and appropriate punishments that deter future offenses and the first-offenses of those likely to commit a crime? 

              Here in the USA, we dole out slaps on the wrist, and when we DO send someone to jail, they are coddled with special foods, the best of medical and dental care, college classes, job training, and even Sweat Lodges for Native American prisoners. Do YOU get any of these perks in exchange for being a law-abiding citizen? If an inmate happens to have a spouse and children on the outside, who do you think pays to provide for their needs ? The Taxpayer. The Death Penalty is rarely carried out in America anymore. If a violent felon is sentenced to death and there is ZERO doubt as to his guilt, why do we pay taxes to support him and his family for as long as 20 or 30 years as he sits on Death Row?  If we carried out the sentence consistently and in a timely manner, violent crime rates would plummet! 

              If all of us held one another accountable for our actions, the world would be a much nicer place to raise our kids in.  We must STOP excusing unacceptable behaviors. 

                                        I had a chat with a very nice woman yesterday. She told me a little of the history of her husband, a man I don't much care for due to his rude treatment of people who have done nothing to deserve it. I've witnessed this man's boorish behavior on numerous occasions. ONE time, I can overlook, we all have our bad days, but when a behavior is consistent, an opinion is formed. I learned yesterday that this man had an unusually difficult childhood that contributed to his attitude as an adult.  I thought about that information for some time last night and for a brief moment, actually felt guilty for pointing out his rudeness. What he experienced as a kid was awful and something that no child should ever have to endure. 

             Still, how many people have had childhood trauma, forty percent? Fifty? Many have suffered far more than the man we are discussing, so why is it that some of us allow these past events to mold and shape us into angry, bitter adults while others rise above it and are stronger, better people for it?  I have always believed that every generation should strive to be better than the last. If you had an abusive parent, shouldn't you be a gentler, kinder one yourself ? Would you instead ,choose to carry on the legacy of abuse with your own kids?  As adults, we are free to choose our own behaviors and BE better, DO better. So I have to wonder what this rude, abusive man's excuse really is?  Is he justified, and should I feel guilty about calling him out ? No to both questions. 

              His attitude and treatment of others is inexcusable and my objections to it are justified. He is an adult, and an extremely, well-educated one. His adult life has been successful, rewarding and privileged. He DID rise above his sad beginnings in many areas, but it appears that he has forgotten how it felt to suffer, to be a victim of circumstances. Rather than allow his past to instill compassion and respect for others in his adult self, he has become an angry, controlling, rude and self-serving curmudgeon. I am TRULY sorry for the little boy he was, but repelled by the adult he is.



                              It's time to head to Austin folks, and  Defend that awesome, honorable Governor you are blessed with . This Bogus Indictment is a result of desperate Democrats who are beginning to see the writing on the wall that states, "Liberalism is under Attack!".  This indictment is partly an attempt to gain revenge by a disgruntled Prosecutor who was arrested and jailed for DWI. Perry asked for her resignation and told her that if she did not resign, he would veto her pet bill that would fund her Anti-Corruption Commission. (At a cost of 7 million for 2 years.) She did not resign, Perry vetoed. 

                              The Prosecutor did not get her way, and should have been fired, but kept her job! (More lack of consequences).  So she has spear-headed this "Get Perry" campaign. She is not alone in this action. Rick Perry had the courage to protect the people of his state by sending the Texas National Guard to protect the border that Obama has refused to secure. Now the Dems in D.C are suffering bruised egos, so it's Attack Perry Time! DEFEND your Governor ! 

                               Of course you COULD have OUR Governor, the Gangster of Albany who DID commit a crime in relation to a Public Corruption Investigatory Commission ! He DID violate the Second Amendment rights of the people of NY and he DID sell those rights in a dirty deal with Obama in exchange for Hurricane Relief Funds that made him appear a hero. Yet HE is still being allowed to campaign for re-election rather than sitting in a jail cell where he belongs. Wanna trade Governors? No ?  Then get out there and DEFEND Rick !


Over-Reach and Racists                                                    8-19-2014

            Before we get started on tonight's subject, I want to let the residents of New Lebanon know that the "PAGES PROGRAM" is up and ready to go ! We have a nice selection of books, compliments of the N.L Library, and now all we need is a list of Seniors and Shut-Ins who would like reading material delivered to their homes on a monthly basis. There are many selections in Large Print available. We are also looking for volunteers to make deliveries and pick-ups. If we can recruit 4 volunteers, each one will only have to serve three times a year !  If you are interested in receiving books, know someone who might be, or can volunteer as a driver, please contact me at: K9Sheps@yahoo.com.  Many thanks!  JJ


              Now, can anyone explain to me WHY the United States Department of Justice is knee-deep in a police shooting in Missouri ? Since WHEN does the Federal Government pry into local law-enforcement ?  Is the shooting of a Thug by a city cop deserving of National Media coverage for days on end?  No, it isn't. Unless of course, the Thug is Black and the Cop, White. 

              Over this past weekend, there were 36 shootings in the city of Chicago and 8 deaths. THIRTY-SIX ! ALL Black on Black violence. Did you hear these shocking statistics on mainstream news? No? You WOULD have if you had listened to Conservative Talk Radio where you get unbiased , truthful and FULL news stories.  Sharpton and Jackson were a little late to the party in Missouri, but they have finally arrived, yet they have at no time, mentioned the on-going violence in Chicago, or Detroit, or Baltimore,etc. 

               The issue of violent behaviors among young, Black males has been discussed on this blog in the past in reference to the Trayvon Martin Case, so we don't need to go into that again. We DO need to talk about Eric Holder and the manner in which this latest situation has been responded to.  Imagine for a moment, that the rioters in Ferguson, Missouri were White Conservatives or Tea Partiers. What do you suppose the reaction of authorities would be? DHS would have been on-scene immediately , dispersing us with water cannons, rubber bullets, and even REAL bullets.

              The savages in Ferguson, (yes, that IS what they ARE), are now shooting out the plate-glass windows of businesses to gain entry to loot them. Rioters with handguns? Wanna guess if they have permits for those guns or not? If I took a shot at the hawk that is terrorizing my chickens, I would be arrested for discharging a weapon in a residential area, even though I am highly-trained and experienced and have a CC License. Should I run into Pittsfield for an errand or to Hancock to my in-laws, and forget to disarm, I am a Felon. In today's America, laws are enforced selectively, racially, and politically. 

                The Free-for-All in Ferguson is being allowed to continue unchecked, and that is unacceptable and blatantly racist. The National Guard is finally there, but only to protect the Police Command Centers that are on-scene. Why ? Why is this being tolerated and how does this lack of appropriate response deter more of the same in the future? At the very LEAST, authorities should be using the high-pressure water cannons to disperse the crowds. Should looters be shot? Absolutely, without question. It is the LAW.  Zero tolerance ! 

               As Americans, we have a right to peaceful protest but NOT to senseless violence against our neighbors, or the looting and burning of businesses. We have a right to be heard and demand truth and justice, but not to throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who are attempting to keep the peace. We have a right to self-defense, not to assault on the innocent just because we "Feel Like It" or we're "Angry". Situations like this one in Ferguson is why racism still flourishes and Blacks are still called the "N" Word. Act like a savage, you will be seen and treated as a savage. 

               I've watched a number of videos in the past 6 days, many taken by witnesses, bystanders and rioters on their expensive "Smart Phones". The first thing I noticed was the number of adults that are able to spend day after day and night after night on the streets. Don't any of them have jobs, or classes to go to? Don't any of them have children at home that need them or parents that wonder where they are? This mob is not made up of only residents of Ferguson, but people who have come all the way from California and NY City. How did they afford such a trip to steal high-end electronics if they couldn't afford to BUY the same things at home? 

               These are opportunists looking for an excuse to loot, steal and destroy, to act like freaks and not face any consequences. On each of the videos I watched, the language was absolutely filthy, when it was even understandable! As they took video of Michael Brown lying dead in the street, they called him a "Dead Nigger" and every other word was the F-Word. The rest is unintelligible Ebonics. In America, in 2014. What a great testimony to our public school system and Black parenting. The question everyone wants to ask but is too intimidated by the Hate Police to ask is, "WHEN are we going to stop excusing deplorable behavior for Blacks and demanding that they evolve or receive NO more government assistance?"

               This riot is the Dream of Obama and Holder. Divide the races some more, blame Whitey, provide excuses for the poor little Black Boys and give them more handouts to keep them government-dependent, unemployed, and dumbed-down. As long as they stay on the Democrat Plantation and continue to vote for the Dems, they will never have to get good grades in school, learn a trade, work a 40-hour week or be held to the same laws as the rest of us.  Until the Welfare system collapses under the torrent of illegals pouring into the country, the Blacks and the Lazy White Trash. THEN what?  Eric Holder, Sharpton and Jackson are not going to come to the rescue with food and cellphones. 

              Eric Holder is a Democrat's Democrat. He was a violent Anarchist and activist in his youth and belonged to groups that planned, but never got to carry out, bombings. He was responsible for the failed Fast and Furious Conspiracy that resulted in the death of Border Agent Brian Terry, and at least 100 Mexican civilians. The guns that Holder ran into Mexico, (a FELONY by the way), in an effort to demonize gun ownership in America, ended up in the hands of Mexican Cartels who used them to slaughter innocents. Eric Holder should never have been allowed to hold ANY public office with his history, but Congress' failure to remove him from his position as head of the D.O.J after Fast and Furious is mind-blowing ! 

              Now, Obama has sent  Holder into Ferguson to "De-Fuse" a situation that is a LOCAL matter ? An admitted racist, convicted criminal, and former anarchist is taking the LEAD? Where was Holder when a White baby was shot in the face while sitting in his stroller because the Black youth who shot him wanted his mommy's money? She had none, so he killed her baby. Where is Eric Holder when elderly and pregnant citizens are seriously injured by the Knock-Out Game in NY City ? Where is Holder with Chicago's daily body count as a result of violent, Black gangs? 

              We deserve what we tolerate.  When was the last time YOU, yes YOU, wrote to Congress or to a newspaper of any political representative and demanded an end to lawlessness in government? Have you ever vetted a candidate thoroughly before voting the party-line? Have you asked yourself exactly what you support and what you object to and then taken action on the answers? What kind of country do you want for your kids and their kids? 

             Do you even notice when the Media is biased, the way in which they sensationalize the things that are advantageous to the Obama administration and ignore or censor the things that are damaging TO it? Do you see the blatant promotion of racial division, immorality and government worship?  Are YOU sleepwalking through life ? 


Constitution and Invasion                                                     8-22-2014

With the recent issues of the Border invasion and Muslims attempting to exercise Shariah Law in the United States, the Constitutional protections we enjoy as Americans have come into question when applied to illegals and Muslims.

I am not an attorney and I am not a Constitutional expert. I am just an American citizen who was fortunate enough to have attended school at a time that Civic Education was still a part of the curriculum. The Founding Fathers were not only brilliant men, but the majority of those who assisted in writing the Constitution were men of Faith as well, and had experienced first-hand, the agonies of living under tyranny. Their sole purpose in providing us with a document that would serve as a guide and shield against the evils they had fought and won liberty from, was to prevent any future generation of Americans from suffering what they had themselves.

The Constitution is not intended to grant us rights, we already HAVE rights that are natural and inalienable from the moment we draw our first breath. The Constitution is the document that PROTECTS and PRESERVES those rights. It's intention is to ensure liberty and freedom forever, for all AMERICAN people, natural citizens or those who immigrate here LEGALLY. It is called the “United States Constitution” because it was written for the People OF the United States. It is not the “Muslim” Constitution, or the “Mexican” Constitution. It applies ONLY to LEGAL American Citizens on American soil, period.

Our founders fought Islam on the Barbary Coast and condemned it verbally on numerous occasions. At that time in our history, Islam had no presence in America and was never expected to BE present in America. OUR legal system operates under the laws of the Constitution of the United States, not Sharia Law, and that is how it must stay. We must NEVER recognize Sharia in our country and we must NEVER allow Islam to infiltrate our culture or demand special recognition and protections. Freedom of Religion is a protected right under Constitutional Law, but is Islam really a religion or is it a Cult of Hate, a political and cultural system that is completely foreign to our country and contrary to all that is right and good? Should the First Amendment protect a cult that exists for the sole purpose of killing those who do not comply with Shariah, be-heading Christians and Jews, burning and stoning non-believers and tormenting women? Of course not, and the Constitution was never intended to protect Islam in any way, shape or form. The First Amendment protects religions that are peaceful and pose no threat to others.

Yesterday, the despicable liberal moron, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, made a public statement on the radio about the minor Mexicans that have illegally crossed our border. She stated that a 15-year-old boy should never have to stand before a court unrepresented and that she would never want her own 15-year-old son to have to do that. Well Debbie, guess what? A 15-year-old Mexican boy who crossed our border illegally is first, a criminal. Second, he is NOT an American citizen and therefore has NO Constitutional rights until and unless he becomes one LEGALLY. Should he be ALLOWED to become a legal citizen? Yes, after he is deported to where he came from and returns in a legal manner with an adult chaperone.

Why should the taxpayers of this country provide free legal representation to criminals from another country who have broken our laws by crossing our border illegally? Simple, we shouldn't. We CANNOT. We can't do ANYTHING to entice more of the same , more illegal entries, more unaccompanied children who serve as keys to the door of our country for their families in Mexico. This must be stopped, not encouraged. If we do NOT stop it, America is finished. Our welfare, medical and education systems will be over-loaded to the point of collapse. What follows that is Martial Law and a Socialist State. There is no option other than to Deport, Deport, Deport, and secure the border, NOW. We must hire and train thousands more Border Patrol guards and grant them the power to do whatever it takes to enforce our laws and keep outsiders, OUT.

It is not just Mexicans and Central Americans who are walking across our borders unimpeded, it is also Muslim radicals and terrorists, pedophiles, diseases, gang members and drug cartels. The mainstream media will show you photos of little children with big, brown eyes hugging teddy bears, but they omit the photos and videos of the OTHER border-crossers. For this, you must search the news for yourself and SEEK the Truth, the devastating reality of what is happening at our Southern border.

Again, the United States Constitution is just that, the Constitution of the UNITED STATES. It exists to protect America and Americans and no one and no place else! Do you think a Mexican Constitution, if one exists, would protect YOU or ME in Mexico if we entered their country illegally? Ask Marine Andrew Tamhoreesi who remains in a Mexican prison for crossing their border accidentally. Do you think that the Muslims would allow you or me to live in one of their Arab countries and practice American Law, build Christian Churches, and demand rights and special treatment ? What do you suppose their response to that would be? Would they allow you to choose between being be-headed or stoned?

The invasion of these two peoples is the greatest threat to America that we have seen in generations, yet rather than meet it head-on and turn it around expediently for the safety of the American People, the Obama administration has opened the borders, sent invitations to outsiders to violate our laws, and protects and supports the evil known as Islam. It's just that simple. So what can be done?

    1. Every Christian and Jewish Church, Clergy member, and Organization must rise up and demand that Shariah Law be banned in America, and that Muslims who choose to live on our soil assimilate or emigrate. MANY other countries have done this effectively, and we MUST follow their example.

      1. Hundreds of thousands of young, American Veterans who have returned from the Middle East in a healthy condition, MUST band together and take control of the border, NOW. If they organize, the Patriot and Liberty Groups of America will raise the funds to support them.

      2. Scream ! Scream like a Liberal at a Tea Party Convention ! Stop being lazy and apathetic and join a Conservative Action Group like the Tea Party, the Oathkeepers, the NRA, and be ACTIVE.

      3. Volunteer to campaign for a Constitutional Candidate and get Conservatives to register and VOTE!

      4. Write, call and email your representatives at least once a week, and if you are REALLY angry, every DAY!

      5. Get the word out, spread the hard truth and be unafraid of what others will think of you. What is more important, your hairdresser liking you or your kids being safe and free?

Fight the Invasion While We Still CAN !!! 


 Ready to Actually DO Something ??                                 8-23-2014


What if I told you that our Legislators have NO legal right or power to legislate? You would chuckle and call me “Crazy”. (Again). Yet what I just said is a FACT. Bureaucrats have no “Permission” of the People to make law that applies TO the People without the clear consent OF the People.

So why do we HAVE legislators? Here's why:

“Lawmakers are given authority by the People to legislate codes, rules, regulations, and statutes which are policies, procedures and 'law' to control the behavior of BUREAUCRATS, ELECTED and APPOINTED OFFICIALS, MUNICIPALITIES, and AGENCIES, but were NEVER given authority to control the behavior of the PEOPLE. ALL laws, rules and practices which are repugnant to the Constitution are Null and Void”.

(Marbury-v-Madison, 5th U.S, 2 Branch, 137,174,176,1803)

Think about that for a minute, for a LOT of minutes! Then consider the N.Y Safe Act, how it was passed and by whom. Consider the extreme rules, codes and regulations we exist under today and try to digest the fact that all these oppressive limitations on our personal sovereignty and freedoms are ILLEGAL. We do not have to comply with any rule, code or regulation that is contrary to the Constitution or the Natural Rights of Man.

We can actually smoke pot, have a cigarette in a public place, open-carry a firearm, drive a car, and ignore the parking meter, LEGALLY. No licenses, permits or quarters are required and no fines or arrests, legal. The criminalization of these liberties is in itself, a crime. If there is NO victim or injured party, there is NO crime and therefore, it is not punishable. THAT my friends, is American Common Law, the REAL and JUST Law of our land.

So now you are asking how we have strayed so far from this simple, fair, and sensible system to the draconian one we have today? How have we come from self-governance and the Power of the People to control bureaucrats as was intended by our Founders? For one, Common Law is not taught in schools and universities, by design, I might add. Politicians despise it and so do Judges and Lawyers because it places strict limitations upon them as SERVANTS of the People and allows the People to retain and exercise the power that is rightfully theirs. Politicians CRAVE power and control but in reality, have a right to NEITHER.

For generations, the government, the media, and the schools have worked diligently together to suppress Common Law and prevent the citizenry from becoming aware of it. They call it “antiquated” and “irrelevant” much as they do the Constitution, and refuse to comply with it. Through this combination of suppression and our own ignorance, we have allowed ourselves to become enslaved by oppressive laws and regulations, controlled by tyrants with evil intent, taxed into poverty, and stripped of our personal sovereignty.

We have been sheep for far too long, indoctrinated into believing that government is the Master, it knows best, and has the power to rule and to punish. All of which is inaccurate ! We the People are the Master and the government is the Servant. We must rein the Servant in, shrink its size and reach and put it back in its PLACE!  As I write this, 49 American states are fully-constituted Common Law states with Citizen Grand Juries in place and ready to re-institute the system of law and justice that our Founders created for us as a nation of free people.

I hope I have sparked your interest and awakened your curiosity. If I have, visit this website and purchase a Handbook. Once you have read it, you will see our present situation in America through brand-new eyes. Join us in restoring liberty and honorable justice. Stand with us in taking our country back from corrupt politicians and evil tyrants.



 Bulls-Eye !                                                                                 8-26-2014


So I'm not a kid anymore. I'm usually okay with that, and since none of us has yet figured out how to turn back the clock, what choice do we have but to accept what IS? Wrinkles, gray hairs and a few things that are saggier than they used to be are a tad depressing, but unavoidable.

Change is inevitable in most areas but certainly not all. My son Mike is a gun aficionado and has studied shooting techniques extensively. I'm no slouch myself, having started shooting when I received my first .22 rifle on my 7th birthday. My son and I disagree all the time on technique. Both of us have Criminal Justice Degrees but they were earned 30 years apart. When I shoot, I close my left eye. Always have, always will. The kid has a fit!  “Both eyes OPEN,Ma!”.  LOL! Doesn't work for me. So I tell him that if I hit the bulls-eye every time with one eye closed and miss it every time with both eyes open, what do you suppose I'm going to do? Yup. Newer isn't always better.

There are times that the Tried and True trump the new and innovative. For instance, when was the last time you looked at a teenager and saw something other than the top of their head? The face is buried in a cellphone screen. Can you remember when you last sent or received a Thank You card or purchased a nice box of stationery? Did you know that the public schools have ceased to teach cursive writing because it is no longer considered necessary? What a shame that no one will develop a unique penmanship or signature, ever again.

Last week, a high school Senior said, “Bless You” to a classmate who had sneezed. The teacher immediately reprimanded the student for using a “Banned Word” in class, and the girl was given a 3-day, in-school suspension! Apparently there exists a list of banned words that are just not acceptable in school anymore, and “Bless” is one of them. So is “Gun” and “God”, and a slew of other harmless words. Censorship, Political Correctness and suppression of Freedom of Speech, in American schools? You BET , and it's only the tip of the iceberg. I gotta tell ya folks, if that had been MY child, her teacher would have wished she had called-in sick that day!

What is HAPPENING to our country, our culture, and our traditions ? Are they so meaningless that we are willing to sit still and ignore the assaults on even the smallest liberties? Another thing that occurred last week was the refusal of the Six Flags amusement park to grant entry to a Marine veteran for wearing a tee shirt with a picture of a rifle on it.  A  5th grade student was sent home for wearing a shirt with a cross and scripture printed on the back. Peaceful Liberty groups are being labeled as Domestic Terrorists, Illegals are no longer viewed as criminals, but Americans who object to the invasion are called “Racists”.

You know darn well that I could go on for days listing the atrocities being perpetrated on our rights, but I know that it would fall on deaf ears. I have been baring the Truth to the residents of New Lebanon and NY for 7 years now, and even when the Proof has kicked you square in the pants, you refuse to stand up like adults and DO something. Lost souls in a lost town in a dying country. I am sorry for you.

Shooting with one eye closed works for ME , has served me well, and I hit the bulls-eye consistently. Sadly, the majority of my neighbors are trying to aim with both eyes sealed shut.


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 Behold THIS!!!                                                                        8-27-2014

           It appears that the number of residents that are NOT happy with the "Behold New Lebanon" project is growing.  Here is a letter that was sent to me and the local papers today.    JJ


          The newest concoction to drum up business in the town of New Lebanon has emerged in the form of a museum of contemporary rural living. Selected business members of the community for whom I have had a long abiding, deep respect, many non-resident business owners, and regular homeowners, are preparing to demonstrate for tourists how contemprary rural living happens. The title for the museum, Behold! New Lebanon, implies that those who travel to see how we survive in the wilds of a rural town, will be enlightened, and leave in awe for how we could do  it all without the benefits an urban lifestyle affords. Behold! It sounds like the Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately, the creator of this museum, a recent permanent resident from New York City, failed to actually include the town in the planning of something that is about the town! No letter was sent to residents asking for input, no survey was conducted to learn everyone's talents and strengths, and no presentation was made to the town's Planning Board, much less the Town Board. The latter was befuddled.They had never heard of this town project designed to benefit the town. Yet, an official Behold! representative attended a Town Board meeting and asked them for permission to delegate oversight to the Columbia County Economic Development Commttee for any financial donations from supporters, which includes town supervisor, Mike Benson.

            In order to effectively project the concept of rural living, individuals will be stationed in their homes, and businesses, prepared to prove rural living is the quintessential and fun way to get through life. Each presenter will be paid $100 each time they demonstrate contemporary rural living to tourists, as well as to their equals, their rural-living neighbors in town! Tourists will pay $25 for a day, $40 for a family for a day, and residents who see their neighbors up close and personal every day for free, will be able to do the same thing if they attend Behold!, except shell out for a discounted ticket price of $12.50, along with an ID and proof of residency. A tour through the Hand Hollow Nature Conservancy, normally free through its intent, is also part of the rural museum, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Friday the 29th. But, if you want to walk that trail at 5:25pm, it will still be free!
            How will these curious tourists, and even more curious town residents get to all those wonderful rural places? A tour bus, that grinds its gears, belches diesel smoke, and breaks branches hanging over a narrow country back road, will ensure everyone who paid, gets the true experience of rural living. I've got some bad news.Tour busses don't promote rural lifestyles, nor do they provide an adequate portrait of how to experience country living. Adding insult to injury, Behold!'s notion that residents of this town should even pay one nickel to see their neighbors perform normal everyday activities, is hubris at its best. Requiring residents prove they live in this town, indicates that the elitist New York City mentality behind this project, is compounded by the fact those in charge of this project don't know many lifetime residents, outside of their exclusive group. Most residents totally unaware of this affront that has descended upon us, must be living under a rock to not know about it, as supervisor Benson bluntly stated, or not know this privately arranged group has decided, without any consideration of others' opinions, that the town needs to be redefined to fit what they want in the stereotyped image of cutesy simple country folk, a portrait those of us under that rock, find outrageous, and totally unacceptable. While a rock may keep us in the dark, it also protects us from damage.
            Nineteen years ago, the movie, "Before and After" came to the area. I was one of a dozen extras chosen to be on site at Darrow School for a scene that took place in the winter. We were told to dress appropriately for winter, which was not difficult to do. A costume assistant from California, in charge of our group, reacted with horror because our winter clothing was nothing she expected, or wanted. Her facial expression said it all, as she snorted that we didn't dress right. Perhaps, out of embarrassment, no one said anything, except me as I bluntly explained to her that we dressed with whatever was available in our closets, and with total disregard for fashion coordination. She angrily told us we should be wearing LL Bean. When I told her she had the wrong idea about us, she walked out, and didn't return for the rest of the day.
            This project and its creator's intent reminds me of that woman from the movie, yet the creator went one step further, issuing a deceptive statement to a local reporter, that she had "asked the residents what they wanted". New Lebanon's population is 2305, give or take a few. 26 individuals are participating, to date, a far cry from 2305. Yet, reiterating, she never held a community meeting with the entire town to inquire what our desires were, nor expressed a dedicated interest in the town as a whole, nor wrote a letter to us. No communication was made, except through the former Business Association's website, which, if you didn't have time to read it in its entirety, meant you were out of luck and uninformed, as our trusty rock would insure.
            The demand the rest of the town pays to view our neighbors living, indicates this project is about making money, not about building town morale, or embracing the town as a whole. The ridiculous fear and mistrust that the rest of us would sneak into the exhibits of our neighbors, without proper ID, would be laughable, if it weren't insulting. Requiring proof of residency from us, then demanding money from those not included in a "town" project intended to affect all of us, does not bring us closer together, but divides us more than anything ever has. Behold! is sadly unaware of the deep poverty that exists in our town, or the class, and income divisions. Our much-needed food pantry is nearly empty, and many residents struggle to pay their electric bills, or put gas in their cars so they can get to their minimum wage jobs. New Lebanon is not about status, or money, or who you know at the top of the social ladder. Yet, this project intended to promote the community, and should include all classes and incomes, is really for the benefit of those who have contributed financially, or invested their demonstration time to it.
            It remains a tragedy most of our town residents are unaware they have been stolen, and sold off because some individuals have decided that after 200 years, we need to be re-defined. Behold!'s creators miss the point, that a tour bus won't promote rural living, but rather stink up, and disrupt the peace and tranquility of our neighborhoods. We don't want that on a country road. It has no place on a country road. The rest of us were not asked, but now Behold!'s definition of rural living will include it, without consideration for its impact on us. The rest of the town doesn't count, and it should.
            Three years ago, when I was New Lebanon's supervisor, Behold!'s creator asked me why I thought the town liked me, which was shocking alone in its audacity. While I was stunned at the arrogance of the question, I see now why she wanted to know. It seems, just like three-quarters of the town, and 57 years of contributing to the town's growth, I suddenly don't fit the criteria for what she wishes to promote as the rural image, which-- exactly like the woman from California in "Before and After"-- is what she desires to recreate from an urban newcomer's perspective.
            Rural living doesn't mean specially selected people showing their wares to strangers, or fast-moving tour busses on back roads. Rural living means peace and quiet, free from what grows out of a tourist trap, especially diesel busses flying past your house, belching up the air, and adding a noise which belongs in a city. Behold!, and all that it entails, has no right to define what we are as a whole, put words in our mouths, or decide what is important and what is not. Collectively, as a real town, that right belongs to all of us.The entire town should be embraced and promoted without regard to class, or income. Her world really isn't our world, and she needs to stop trying to make it so. In the online flyer, it is stated so definitively, that we know it is summer here when the Shaker Mountain Barbeque opens. In truth, we really know it is summer in New Lebanon, when the fragrant, brilliant colors of dozens of flowers bloom, vegetables are planted, fields are furrowed with real fertilizer for crops, daylight lasts until 8 pm, crickets chirp, fireflies twinkle, and the red-wing blackbirds, Baltimore Orioles, and finches return to the fields with their melodious tunes. That is summer, while the Shaker Mountain Barbeque remains another good place to eat in New Lebanon.
Meg Robertson
Lifetime resident of New Lebanon


 Living in Lebanon.                                                             8-28-2014


Living in Lebanon

I had a friend stop by the other day and at one point, we decided to take a quick trip to Thruway Beverage for his favorite cigars. Being from Vermont, he was kicking himself for not having brought enough with him and being forced to now pay New York's punitive sales tax.

I waited for him in the truck and when he returned, he asked me a profound question that I have never been asked before. He was looking around at the Midtown Mall and across the street when he asked, “Why would anyone want to live in New Lebanon?”. WOW! I didn't know how to respond or even how to FEEL about that question. My first emotion was anger and defensiveness, after all, this is my HOME. I raised my son here, met my husband here and until quite recently, intended to die and be buried here.

Prior to the invasion of the City Liberals, this town was pretty close to my personal idea of a perfect place to live. With the exception of the “Miracle Mile”, it is a beautiful town with scenery that is exceptional. Hills, fields, the Wyomanock and Kinderhook Creeks, farmhouses and Shaker influence are all assets. Living minutes from town and still being in a rural atmosphere is another. We are less than an hour from Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and though our schools may not be the best in the state, they are pretty darn good.

When I first settled here, we had a grocery store, a local doctor, and two, working dairy farms. There was a bowling alley, an ice-cream Snack Bar, a printer, three diners, and a bank that was run by local folks. The Congregational Church was packed every Sunday and the doors were open every day. The church was VERY active in the community and had a Thrift Store and Charlie's Pantry in the basement. Our library was the “Joseph Hooper Free Library” and was operated by an all volunteer staff. We had a busy motel, and an active VFW and Masons Group.

As all these memories flashed through my mind, my anger and defensiveness at my friend's question was replaced by a sense of loss and sadness. He was right. I stay here now only because I cannot afford to move, and because my husband wants to work a few more years before retiring. Truthfully, that is all that keeps us here. What has happened to our town to make it so less deserving of my loyalty today than it was 10 or 20 years ago? In my own opinion, it began with the Midtown Mall.

No offense meant to its present owners, but to Ward Hatch, I intend all the offense possible! This monstrous eyesore destroyed the entire character of our town center. Not only is it hideous to look at, but it is shoddily built and in violation of more safety codes than one can count. How did Hatch get away with building store spaces that have no rear exits? ONE bathroom for all the spaces and originally, a septic system that was woefully inadequate. The overhang dumps snow and ice on customers and their cars,and the parking lot is improperly graded which allows water to accumulate on the sidewalks and freeze in winter. Someone's pockets were padded to overlook all these violations, of that there is NO doubt. The whole thing needs to be bull-dozed at Ward Hatch's expense.

Had Hatch cared one iota about this town, he would have saved the one-of-a-kind, Ruby Hotel and built his “Mall” to mirror its unique architecture. Ward Hatch, like Mike Benson, was concerned only about his wallet and in building a private empire in a town he saw as his personal property. Hatch built his mansion on Lebanon's highest hill so he could look down upon his kingdom and beat his chest. When he finally realized that he had irreparably damaged the town, he took his millions and retired to Arizona, leaving us to deal with his mess.

Another HUGE contributor to the downfall of New Lebanon has been the aging and death of the Greatest generation. The REAL, Working Americans who had survived the wars, the depressions and recessions, the floods and droughts, the storms, the hunger and the plenty. The people who had no fear of hard work and were grateful for being Free Americans and feared God, valued morality and respect for others. With them, went personal responsibility, dedication to community, compassion, generosity and Pride. These good people, the ones who kept this town alive and vibrant, have been replaced by outsiders, city folks with more money than brains who come here allegedly to “Relax” on weekends. They have poisoned our culture with their liberal ideologies and lack of honor and faith.

These people have no history here, no investment in the town as a whole, and no CLUE as to who we ARE. Nor do they care to know! They make no effort to assimilate but instead, do everything they can to force their repulsive opinions and Socialist Progressivism upon those of us who are unreceptive to it. As a direct result of this invasion by the Left, our town is no longer recognizable, no longer the happy, warm, country community it was just a few short years ago. Our kids graduate from high school and the majority of them run from Lebanon like their feet are on fire ! The churches are barely surviving, the REAL farms are gone, replaced by organic gardeners that call themselves farmers and produce vegetables that most locals can't afford to buy.

New businesses want nothing to do with us, the market is gone, the 3 diners and the bowling alley are gone, the VFW is about to be torn down and the Masonic Temple is now some kind of useless monument to Heaven knows what! The beautiful old house at the corner of Rt. 20 and 22 South will be gone very shortly, the construction tape announcing its demise already encircling it. The library is now the Lebanon Library with a paid staff and is very expensive to maintain. We lost our doctor, our snack bar, and our printer and we are losing our moral compass.

As the “Economic Development Committee” pushes the United Nations Agenda of Development, Revitalization and Sustainability and the government grants and regulations that come with them, we also stand to lose our freedom to use our own properties as we see fit. We will be under the thumb of federal zoning in exchange for grant money and subsidies.

New Lebanon Community Caring and Stone Soup is trying to slow the spread of these insidious evils by demonstrating what can be done without government assistance and intervention, and we are having notable successes! We now have the “Pages Program” for Seniors and Shut-Ins, a Constitution Study at the Library, and are meeting with the High School History Department to set up a similar study for students in exchange for extra credit. The Community Center is still being discussed and the details ironed out and a Spring Beautification Project is planned with the help of a professional landscaper who was born and raised IN New Lebanon.

We literally have PAGES of ideas that will benefit residents of every flavor and

will cost little or nothing to accomplish. If we need funds, we will RAISE them !

We need YOU! If anyone has ever asked you why you would want to live in New Lebanon and made you ask yourself that same question, then you already know what the needs are. Step on up and give us a hand !


For those of us who are Republicans, Conservatives and Patriots, we know that Congressman Chris Gibson is our only option for Congress this year. We can NOT vote for a Democrat for Congress under ANY circumstances. Yet Mr. Gibson needs a wake-up call. If you received his email today, you read about his support of the unwanted and controversial, “Behold New Lebanon” project. You also know WHY he supports it. Michael Benson's wife is Gibson's first cousin. So I addressed Mr. Gibson today on his Facebook page, since he feels it unnecessary to respond to personal letters now that he is running unopposed. Enjoy! 

(Be sure to read the Eastwick Press Letters to the Editor this week and don't miss the nauseating Berkshire Eagle spread on "Behold".)  GAG!!!!!

on, Since you have failed to respond to my letter of June 2014 despite the fact that we are well acquainted, I am forced to resort to commenting HERE. When will you as our representative in Congress, address the REAL issues facing us as Americans, such as the lack of accountability for the Fast and Furious , gun-running program of Eric Holder? WHEN will Holder be removed from his position for being found GUILTY of Contempt of Congress? How about the flood of illegals, criminals , diseases, and  drugs freely crossing our southern border? When will there be charges against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the death of 4 Americans in Benghazi, and WHEN will Obama be held to account for his over 100, Constitutional Violations? You want to talk about NY TOURISM? The Behold New Lebanon project in New Lebanon that you so proudly brag about supporting, has divided the people of this town as it was implemented without the knowledge or input of the people, and "arranged" by the NY City elitists who own homes here and are making decisions FOR us all. It is also an intrusive program that will inconvenience the residents during their quiet weekends at home and your cousin's husband, Supervisor Michael Benson, is one of the people who pushed this idea through and by-passed not only the residents, but the Permits, Codes and Studies required before such a program is implemented. Not that this is the FIRST time he has done that for his "Friends" and "Supporters"! Man up, Chris, and admit that Benson is BAD for New Lebanon, and Congress as it stands, is BAD for America!!!!!!


 Fairs and Freedom                                                                 9-1-2014


What an eye-opening experience it was to work at the Chatham Fair today ! I generally avoid places where there are masses of humanity, but I had given my word that I would help out and I value my word. It would have been a much better day had it been about 20 degrees cooler and less humid. My bad back made it necessary to stop three times between the parking lot and the booth I was working, and at the end of the day, my clothes were as wet as if I had gone swimming in them. All that was nothing compared to what I learned by interacting with the public.

The booth belonged to the Hudson Valley Americans for Freedom group, but we had information available from numerous groups and efforts, such as SCOPE, National Liberty Alliance, the Second Amendment Foundation, Common Core opposition groups, and Oathkeepers. I worked alongside EddieF, the Radio man. It was nice to finally meet Ed face-to-face after being online friends and contacts for two years. We stood in front of the booth and offered printed information to passers-by, switching from subject to subject, attempting to engage some people in conversation, etc. Sadly, I learned very quickly that not only has our government experienced negative changes, but so has our entire culture!

Women with tattoos covering every inch of their exposed bodies, girls no older than 12 , walking around in shorts smaller than a handkerchief, and young men wearing tee shirts that said disgusting and offensive things. People who refused to even take a flier about Liberty, and even one family who actually said they had “No interest in Liberty” ! I told Ed that if it wasn't for my not wanting to embarrass the HVAFF , I would have REALLY had some words for those people!! For instance, “What the HELL are you doing in my country if you have no interest in Liberty?”. They were not foreigners, they were as American as you and I, but they had no interest in LIBERTY? Are you KIDDING me?

I had another guy, a little professor type, come up and tell me he was an Attorney for Social issues. Well, THAT was enough to tell me I had a fight on my hands. He said he had a great interest in Liberty, but that he and I would not likely agree. Gee, ya THINK? He then went on to tell me that he supports a universal ban on small weapons. I asked him why he felt that way and he said that too many people are being killed. So I told him about the statistics we all know by heart, and even mentioned last month's double-murder in Troy that was committed with a baseball bat. He then said that guns are just too easy and convenient. I responded that Tyranny seems to be all too easy and convenient right now as well, and that We the People have the inalienable right to protect ourselves, our families, our properties and FREEDOM by any means necessary, and that the prophetic foresight of our founding fathers is why we have the 2A.

He then asked if I approved of citizens being armed, and I said, “As a matter of fact, I am armed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including this very moment!”. He walked away! LOLOL!!! I was absolutely sickened by the number of people who were so interested in the cheap trinkets and greasy food at the booths, but had NO clue about their rights and no desire to KNOW about their rights. They walked around in their bubbles of selfish ignorance, stuffing cotton candy into their gaping maws and looked at us as if WE were the idiots! If you know me personally, you know how miraculous it is that I was able to retain my composure! HVAFF owes me a Medal of Honor for not tearing into these freaks.

When the ordeal was over and I was working my way back to my truck, I took notice of the people who were walking the midway. I saw the dark underside of humanity everywhere I looked. The Unwashed, drunks, earrings where no earring was ever meant to be, more Mexicans than there are left in Tijuana, BIG women in clothes with openings where there should NEVER be openings. Many, many little babies in strollers being pushed by people whose every other word was the F-Word, little kids screaming at their parents for this or that ride or plastic toy from China. Guys with their hands down the back of their girlfriend's pants, and vice-versa, and every other weird and distasteful thing you can imagine. I couldn't WAIT to get in my truck and lay rubber in the parking lot!

Needless to say, I now recall why I never go to the fair. I also know I will NEVER, EVER, go there again! One little fair in one county, in one state, and there was THAT much evidence of the degradation of the American people. Every bit of it, a direct result of Liberal policies, ideologies, and immorality. For me as a Christian Conservative, today was a glimpse into Hell, and I fear for our youth. I fear for us all.

Not that I didn't have the pleasure of meeting some awesome Patriots at the booth, because I DID! One young couple from the city stayed and chatted with us for half an hour and the man, a Transit Worker in Manhattan, was so articulate and informed, that Ed took his contact information and intends to have him on the radio show ! I met veterans, National Guardsmen, firemen, teachers, and Patriot Bikers who were very happy to see us, take lots of information from the booth and stay to talk about the issues. Sadly, they were the minority, at least at the fair. Conservatives are far from a minority in America. However, if the Conservatives, Patriots and Christians do not get out there and push back, it will be too late by 2016.

I have a deep-seated fear that Obama will at the last minute, manufacture a tragedy that will warrant the declaration of Martial Law, which will enable him to remain president indefinitely. This is not an irrational fear, it is a very real possibility. The time to get involved and active is NOW. 

THIS is Common Core, and FAIR people!


Pedophilia and the Christian Church                                          9-2-2014


As Christians, how do we respond to abominable sin such as the sexual abuse of a child ? This issue was brought up to me on Sunday and the discussion, though a brief one, has occupied my mind ever since.

Most of you are aware of the exposure of a New Lebanon, accused child molester by one of his victims, as it was shared all over Social Media about a month ago. It was concerning that this woman had not been able to prosecute this man, and even more problematic was the fact that  despite having confessed his crimes, this man continued to work in our high school. Though none of us sensationalized or “Harped” on the story, it WAS shared by hundreds of locals on Facebook and Twitter. Miraculously, everyone respected the request of the victim to NOT persecute the man, but only make others aware for the sake of children within his reach.

It seemed at the time that it was handled exactly as the victim wished it to be and that was that. Until Sunday when I was approached by a friend I will call “P” for the sake of privacy. P is a strong Christian, and an intelligent man of excellent reputation, a parent, and a friend of the perpetrator in this case. It was clear that the exposure of this incident had been in the forefront of P's mind since it occurred and that he had been waiting for the opportunity to take it up with ME. Well, I am certainly easy to find and contact, so I don't know why he waited so long. I am also not the one who broke this story, nor did I elaborate on it.

Doesn't matter much anyway, because I feel ZERO guilt for having shared this woman's letter and maybe in the process, protected another child. P however, obviously felt that the incident should have been kept “secret” and the perpetrator protected. Hmmm. Think about that for a minute. P stated that a child molester should be “Forgiven”, not exposed or punished. As a Christian, I understand and support forgiveness absolutely. As a mother, grandmother, and retired police officer, I understand and support the necessity of protecting our children and holding perpetrators to account.

P went on to “gently” accuse the victim of being a liar. He claimed that she was wrong about there being a statute of limitations on child sexual abuse and backed that up by saying that priests are being held to account all the time for molesting kids who are now adults. He also said that the perp in this case told him that at the time he raped this girl, he believed it was just what “Kids do”, and that the perp had been sexually molested himself as a child.

I was so taken back by P's opinion and statements as a Christian parent, that I had to bite my tongue, HARD. It is not my practice to lose my temper with people I love and respect and I knew if I got started, I would not be able to find my brake pedal, so I simply walked away. Permanently, I might add. So, let's take a look at P's claims and comments.

First of all, he has forgotten that we live in a very BLUE state where liberals and their backward view of reality shapes our government. NY State HAS a Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse. In fact, the punishment for a violation of the NY Safe Act , such as having a rifle with a pistol grip, is far more severe than the penalties for molesting or raping a child ! FACT!    So this perp thought that children raping one another is “just what kids do”? Seriously ?! Not in MY world.

Let us also not forget that in THIS particular case, the victim was FOUR years old and the perpetrator was NINETEEN ! Hardly “KIDS” being curious. That is a BABY versus an ADULT. So far as the perp having been a victim of child sexual abuse himself, isn't that a damn good reason NOT to repeat the pattern? Why would someone who has been abused and traumatized in such a manner, grow up and do the same thing to another innocent? I am sick to DEATH of that sorry excuse ! We are all responsible for our own actions as adults and we are accountable FOR those actions. Blame and excuses are the tools of evil and of weak men. Look at Obama, he does it ALL the time!

Our local perp no longer works at our high school. When this story broke, he was offered early retirement and wisely, took the deal. Should he be forgiven? By Christians yes, because God commands it and reserves vengeance for Himself. By the victim? That's for HER to decide. Should Christians hide or excuse crime of ANY kind ? No, never. Excusing sin and ignoring the unacceptable is why we now live in a Godless, lawless country, and it is why the Christian church has become weak, irrelevant, and empty. Billy and Franklin Graham both have stated this year, that Pastors and churches are directly to blame for much of the degradation of America. The failure of Christians to stand up and push back is now evident, and the results may be permanent. I agree with the Revs. Graham. If Christians won't get off the pew and take up the sword, who WILL? 


 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!

Matthew 18:5-7New International Version (NIV)


 BEHOLD Auto Racing !!!!                                                            9-3-2014

                  I gotta tell ya People, I have just about had all I can take of people who move into this town and then try to change it to suit their liberal dreams of what it SHOULD be !!  If you don't like New Lebanon for whatever it is or isn't, WHY buy or build a home here? Why not just go somewhere where you WILL be contented? Oh, I forgot, liberals are NEVER happy, NEVER satisfied. They have to have everything 100% THEIR way, 100% of the time!  They don't want ANYONE to have the Freedom to choose  for themselves and deal with their own consequences. 

                 Liberals want to control what we eat and drink, what we see on the news, what our kids learn in school, what PARTS  of the Constitution are acceptable to THEIR ideologies and super-sensitive, immature emotions, and they want everyone to be equal financially except themselves. They want CONTROL. Last week, a bunch of Homosexuals, not happy with the fact they have been ruining the family-friendliness of the NY St. Patrick's Day Parade for years by running up and down in the streets half-naked, NOW want a license to fly rainbow banners proclaiming their "gayness" during the parade. Um, get a clue gay people, nobody CARES what you do in your private, personal lives. You have what you whined for, and it is still not ENOUGH. We don't CARE if you march in the damn parade, just don't let our children see MEN in nothing but a G-String, gyrating in their faces!  WE have RIGHTS, TOO! Control yourselves!! 

               Today, it was cigarette sales in pharmacies. Now, CVS has removed them from their shelves. What the heck is THAT? Pharmacies also sell soda, candy, magazines, potato chips and all those things you liberals think should be BANNED, along with guns, freedom of speech, fun and happiness! Mind your own business and live and let live! DON'T come to OUR town and form your little cliques and FORCE things like "Behold New Lebanon" down our throats without even ASKING if we oppose it or not! 
                 DON'T form your secret little committees like the EDC, stack it with your cronies, many of whom don't live here full time or don't live here at ALL, and make plans for OUR futures!  Who do you think you ARE ? Leave us alone and go find your utopia, wherever that might be, but do not attempt to dictate to us how we will live and what our town needs to be. Fit in or go away.

                  Isn't it interesting,that the Great Phony Czar, Mike Benson, has decided at the last minute, to FINALLY have these elite, clandestine committees come to the Town Board meeting an hour early next Tuesday to FINALLY tell the rest of us Stupid Hicks what they are UP to?  Did this news make the local papers in time for the public to be aware of it, or are we to rely on emails from Town employees that will never reach all those who might like to attend?  Maybe, maybe not. I guess we'll see. It is also interesting that the NEW outreach group in town, "Community Caring", was not included in this meeting of revelation. OH, I know why ! WE have been transparent about EVERYTHING we are doing since Day ONE! WE don't NEED to explain ourselves! Nor are WE asking for local, state or federal grants that will bring more REGULATIONS upon us and how we enjoy our properties. 

                  If you read the Courier, you know why I am so riled up tonight. Once AGAIN, Howard Commander is under assault by idiots who moved within earshot of an auto racing facility and now object to it. Yeah, I know, I have HEARD all the whining about how activities at the track have increased over the years, and you know what? Of COURSE it HAS ! That's how successful businesses become successful, through EXPANSION!  DUH!!!!!  CAPITALISM, folks, it's either that or Socialism and if you choose the latter, you need to locate to a country that is Socialist. THIS is AMERICA, and WE like racing, greasy foods, cigarettes, loud music, and a sleepy town with NO tourism. If you don't , it's a BIG world! 

                 If we want a soda that's bigger than a gallon of milk, we can HAVE it, if we want to smoke a cigarette that gives the state of NY  almost 5 bucks in taxes on each pack sold, we will damn well SMOKE! We have a "Clean INDOOR Air Act" not a Clean OUTDOOR Air Act, so put that in your pipes. We will smoke in the park, in our trucks, in the parking lot of shopping centers and on Town Property, and I DARE you to tell us otherwise! We will carry a gun, and we will speak our minds, Hate Speech and Political Correctness be damned. We don't tell you to stop eating Tofu and Bean Sprouts, or to spank your whiny, spoiled kids, so stuff it! Get a life and go live it and leave other people alone. 

                  Can Howard Commander dig holes and driveways and cut down trees on his property? You BET he can! (Until the EDC gets its grants from the feds and bring in the Federal Regulations that ban everything but breathing, and paying taxes ON "Private Property".)  Can Commander build a Moto-X Track for his personal use or the use of his family? You BET he can ! This ain't Moscow, and it ain't Lenox, and it never WILL be. Howard can even have a Gay Pride Parade and let men dance in G-Strings if he wants to, it's his RIGHT. I wouldn't like it, but guess what? Too bad for ME, it isn't MY property!  I don't want Tourists running up and down our back roads in buses all weekend and gaping at us like we're rats under glass, but we HAVE it!  Compliments of, YUP, more City Liberals. See? THEY can have what THEY want without OUR approval. 

               Ruth Abrams never even had the common courtesy to ASK the PEOPLE of this town how we felt about Behold, and she never even bothered to ASK if she needed any permits. She just DID it, and people are PISSED! IF Behold is planned again for NEXT year, it won't be this easy next time! Of course, Mike Benson says we all SHOULD have known about Behold, but all us stupid bumpkins, "Live under a Rock" as Benson said.Mr. Complicit, who also failed to tell his BOARD about Behold or ask THEIR opinions. AND, he sits on the EDC with his Uncle Larry. GAG! 

                Now let's talk about John Dax. My, my, didn't HE have a LOT to say in the Courier article?! THIS, the guy who left town after doing something EXTREMELY shameful, not to mention having had a decade-long grudge against the Speedway and Howard Commander, AND abusing residents when he served on the ZBA, has something to SAY ?????? Anything John Dax has to say is drivel and jealousy for Howard Commander's success. Zip-It Dax, no one cares what you think anymore. With your record, you should be hiding, not starting more trouble.

             Ya know folks, if you really knew me, you would know that I am really, truly, a NICE person, and I mean only GOOD for others, for my town and my country. I just have ZERO tolerance for deliberate stupidity, selfishness and lack of respect for differences. I STRONGLY disagree with liberals and everything they stand for and promote, BUT, I believe they have the right to HAVE their views and live as they wish. It is when they refuse to grant the same to me and my fellow Conservatives, that I lose my temper and let them HAVE IT. When they insert themselves into MY life and violate MY freedom, it's GAME ON. I often wonder how liberals manage to drive safely, when it  requires that they share the road and not drive down the middle or on whatever side they like better. GEEZ !!!

            News Flash for the opinionated John Dax who was chased out of town on a rail and for some reason appears to be BACK : You will NOT win. NONE of you whiners will win. I have been preparing for you for a LONG time, and I am WAAAY ahead of you. I also have every single thing you ever did or said against town codes, ethics and regulations, archived. You do NOT want to start with me. I am older and wiser, and you have been away too long, doing whatever it is you've been DOING ? Enough said, John? 

            I hope Howard Commander keeps on expanding that track forever. I have stood on Rt. 20 at the bottom of Gale Hill Road during Drifting Nights and watched the cars, and I could barely HEAR them, right there! When Howard applied for a permit for the Go-Kart Track at the east end of his property, I attended every ZBA meeting and watched John Dax torment, delay, and cheat in a desperate attempt to deny that permit. It's all on paper with dates, times and details. Has anyone EVER said that the little Go-Kart track can be heard? NO. It can't be. Even if it COULD be, it's a "SPEEDWAY" people, and it has been a speedway for over 60 years and will BE a speedway for another 60, God willing. 

         In the past week, I've had a LOT of people complain to me about Behold and the lack of respect locals receive from transplants and part-timers. Locals feel that they are being treated like mindless children in their own town. However, as I said the other night, they are telling the WRONG person! They all need to get up and come to next Tuesday's meeting and voice their opinions for themselves. Okay, I have officially vented and I feel better now. YOUR turn!  COME TO THE MEETING! 


             THE ARTICLE


Commander’s work at motocross track violates injunction, says group

By Gail Heinsohn 
For Chatham Courier
 | Posted 12 hours ago
NEW LEBANON — An article in an Albany newspaper confirmed what neighbors of the Lebanon Valley race track had been witnessing — and what may inspire a lawsuit.
The July 23 article quoted track owner Howard Commander as saying he has “two things” remaining on his “already overflowing racing bucket list” — the “flooding” from the Kinderhook Creek, which he said is now “90 percent fixed,” and the addition of a motocross track, which he said was nearing completion.
“‘On a Sunday afternoon I want to see the drag track, motocross track and go-kart track running and being packed full of people,’ Commander said with a laugh,” read the article.
Construction of that “motocross track” requires a special-use permit from the town of Stephentown. After the permit was initially granted in 2010, neighbors sued under Article 78, claiming damage to their property values. The court ruled with the neighbors, granting an injunction against further construction in 2010.
Commander filed a new application, contending in part in his Environmental Impact Statement that the property, adjacent to his racetrack, was “not conducive to further residential development,” that the existence of the track “defined the neighborhood.”
Attorney Lewis H. Oliver Jr. countered that any “hardship” that caused was “self-created.”
The ZBA denied the special use permit in 2013.
But construction, the neighbors’ group charges, has continued. Trees have been cut down and removed and the driveway to the parcel has been widened and covered with gravel.
On July 31, Oliver, representing the Lebanon Valley Conservancy — a group of people in New Lebanon, Stephentown, East Nassau and Chatham who live within earshot of the racetrack — sent a letter to Jason Shaw, attorney for Commander, citing the newspaper’s report that Commander had almost finished construction of the motocross track. Neighbors had verified that construction continued in the face of the injunction against it, stated Oliver.
“Mr. Commander’s statement that ‘the motocross is just shy of completion’” leads his clients to believe “that Mr. Commander has violated“ the court’s injunction, Oliver told Shaw. That statement, “if accurate,” Oliver said, “appears to indicate a knowing and willful violation of the injunction.”
Unless Shaw could provide a “satisfactory explanation” of Commander’s activities at the site, Oliver’s letter continued, he will seek an order  “to show cause why Mr. Commander should not be held in contempt of court” for violating the injunction.
According to Shaw, however, the phrase “at this time” in the injunction has, in effect, nullified the injunction. His Aug. 11 response to Oliver takes the stance that the ZBA and his clients were prohibited from “issuing or receiving” (which he emphasized by underlining) “permits or approvals” for any construction activities for the motocross track. “The injunction,” his letter continued, “prohibited [the parties] from issuing or receiving permits” to do what the injunction prohibited.
He reiterated his position in a telephone conversation with the Courier. “If you read the injunction carefully, it says that it prohibits the town from issuing a permit or Commander from obtaining a permit for the motocross or alternative excavating.” And “as read,” he said, “if it says the injunction prohibits him from taking any action to build, it was temporary.”
[The court order] “doesn’t prohibit him from moving dirt, cutting trees, making trails,” Shaw said. “He could even build a motocross track on his land and he would not be in violation of that injunction.”
Asked why his client would want to build a motocross track he couldn’t use, Shaw said that he was “not privy to [Commander’s] plans for the future. I’m unable to answer that.”
Commander continuing to build the track comes as no surprise to former New Lebanon Zoning Board of Appeals member and chairman John Dax.
“His habit in dealing with the ZBA seemed to have developed from his sense that there would always be a way around local laws for him,” Dax said in an email. “Either the laws didn’t really apply to him or that there would be some ‘loophole’ that he could exploit.”
His expansion into another area of vehicle racing also doesn’t surprise Dax. Commander’s history with the town is of continual expansion. Years ago, the racetrack operated one night per week.
“It wasn’t bad then,” said local resident and contractor Frank Koehler, who lives about a half-mile from the track. “Saturday nights and a little on Sunday.”
The cars were mostly stock cars and made little noise, he added.
Now, with what Commander described in another newspaper as “the 1800-horsepower blasts from his drag-race cars,” sometimes it’s so loud that it “sounds like it’s coming up my driveway,” Koehler said. And the tracks are “going every day,” from 9 a.m. to 10 or 11, sometimes later, at night.
Those engines followed a major expansion of the dragstrip in the early 90s, Dax said, when the track “extended the strip, added the timing stand and signs and seating. It greatly increased the activity at the drag strip, the size and number of dragsters on the track and the number of cars in the parking lot,” he said. It “turned the dragstrip from what was mostly a venue for local racers into a regional destination dragstrip with racing all weekend long, spring through fall.”
It also greatly increased use of the campground across the street, which Commander said at the time he had no need to obtain permission for, since he didn’t consider it a “campground,” Dax said.
The permit process took two years from the time he was first cited for a violation of town zoning laws, with frequent delays when Commander failed to provide requisite details to the ZBA.
Commander has since added a go-cart track and a miniature track next to the highway, as well as another activity called “drifting,” in which tires squeal constantly as drivers negotiate his paved parking lot.
According to an October 2012 issue of Performance Racing Industry magazine, the track now hosts special classes and events that include “pure stock, budget sportsman, budget, prostock, sportsman, 358 modifieds, four-cylinder and prostock echo among others,” as well as special events called Monster Truck, Eve of Destruction (rolling over school buses and racing school buses and trailers), Monster Jam, World of Outlaws and “Night of Fire,” which “features jet-powered cars and wheel-standers.”
“What I’m trying to do,” Commander told the magazine, “is be able to keep Lebanon Valley to where they’d really have to screw it up to go through the money that I’m going to leave behind.”
The noise created by the track is even worse in other areas of town Koehler’s worked in, he said.
“It seems to follow the creek — no matter how nice a piece of property you have. Nobody who wants peace and quiet wants to go out on their deck and listen to that,” he continued. “Everybody’s packing up and getting the hell out of Dodge.”
The nascent Noise Ordinance — and request by the group for Commander to be a “better neighbor” — appear to be stalled. Town Supervisor Mike Benson said that he has been unable “to pin [Commander] down” on a date for a proposed meeting.
Regardless of how one reads the court’s injunction, Dax said, “absent from Shaw’s analysis is the more fundamental question of how Commander can build a motocross track without a special-use permit.”
In dealing with the ZBA, Commander “didn’t feel any need to move quickly because he was already doing what he wanted to do,” added Dax. “Possession is 9/10 of the law, they say, which he’s certainly lived.”

Gee Dax, how did BEHOLD get a Visitor's Center at Rts. 20/22 without a Special Use Permit????


New Lebanon is PROUD of its Race Track !!!!    Tell the "Newcomers" to DEAL WITH IT! 


And NOW for some Liberal Entertainment!


IMPORTANT  LEBANON  EVENTS !!!!                                         9-5-2014

           Below are several upcoming events in New Lebanon that are worth attending ! The Tuesday, Town Board meeting begins an hour early to allow some of the Secretive Groups and Committees that have been operating behind closed doors, to actually answer questions and speak to the PUBLIC. Imagine THAT !  

           If you have been wondering what the Economic Development Committee, the Lebanon Valley Business Association, the Shaker Swamp Committee, Behan Planners, and Behold New Lebanon have been doing without the knowledge or input of the taxpaying public, this is your opportunity to find out ! If I remember correctly, I think they call it, "Transparency in Government".  How refreshing!  THIS is your opportunity to ask WHY Behold New Lebanon was implemented without a public forum or any permits, and why the Town Board was never informed by  Supervisor Benson of this project. It is also your chance to ask the part-time residents and NON-residents that sit on the EDC,  why they are making plans for the town as a whole, without open meetings or minutes.  What grants are they considering or have they applied for any? Will there be Public Hearings on these plans? What will it cost us? 

          Come and ask Behan about their progress on the Hamlet Revitalization project that will also cost us dearly in the long-run, and while you're at it, ask them how many times they have met with the EDC or any of its members. Ask the Shaker Swamp Committee why they want to keep the land a swamp when it was originally the best bottom land in the valley and was never a swamp. It flooded after the drainage ditches clogged up once the Shakers stopped farming the fields. Why are they more interested in keeping it a swamp rather than restore it to its original state?  I'm sure you have more questions that even I do. If so, don't miss this hour on Tuesday! 

           The Constitution Study begins on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m at the Lebanon Library and will be held every other Monday evening. Paul Engel of West Lebanon is the instructor. Come and learn about your rights as an American Citizen and how to defend and preserve our endangered liberties. There is no charge for this class and it is open to all residents, from teens to seniors.  If you need transportation, email me at: K9Sheps@yahoo.com. 

            Please keep in mind the presentation by the John Birch Society that will be held at the Town Hall on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. This will be an opportunity to ask questions concerning economic development, sustainability, revitalization and all the federal regulations that come with those things. If you own property, this is not a forum you want to miss! Also free of charge and open to all residents. 


(The LVPA is not a part of Tuesday's Meeting, that is a typo.)


The Empty Suit                                                                     9-6-2014

                            I cannot even begin to process the comments Obama made yesterday morning from the NATO Summit in Wales. It should now be crystal-clear to even his strongest supporters and mindless fans, exactly WHAT Barry's  priorities ARE, and are NOT. 

                             Obama has never been concerned with anything that the American people value, not even VALUES. He was hand-picked, mentored and groomed to be an appealing candidate to Liberals, minorities, the young and the low-information voters. It was a genius plan, and it WORKED! TWICE!!  Obama is a puppet, a flesh and blood robot who has never had an original thought and never performed an hour of labor in his life. That is why removing him through impeachment would solve nothing, because Barack Obama does not run this country, or the White House, or even his own family. 

                              I could talk about the terrible truths surrounding this dark ghost for days on end and push the evidence in people's faces and they would still scoff and continue to walk in the slumber of ignorance and deny reality. So I won't waste my time and ink. You just can't reason with Zombies.

                               The summit in Wales has come to a close and as usual, little of any value was accomplished.  The allies will respond to ISIS and the Ukraine issue like the sissies they are. Is it productive to arm the Ukranians? Probably. Engaging troops in that mess is certainly NOT an option, and neither is ignoring it and allowing Putin to continue to be as lawless as Obama.  In Iraq, arming their so-called "Security Forces" is a waste of time and money. WHAT security forces??? The same guys that our soldiers spent over a decade training and arming only to watch them flee before ISIS and surrender the American equipment we left them to fight with?  

                                 Not one member country of NATO is willing to put boots on the ground in Iraq and go in as a United Front to wipe these blood-thirsty lunatics from the face of the earth? Seriously ? One fell swoop of combined NATO troops.  Git 'er Done, in and OUT. Then put Obama on the gallows for the part he played in the rise of ISIS and about a thousand other acts of Treason.  He actually stood before the cameras today and announced this sad course of action decided on by NATO, then immediately segued into a whining rant about Immigration Reform in America !!! 

                                 This weak piece of human excrement used THIS opportunity to cry about the Republicans "Standing in the Way" of his getting what he wants ! Again, he threatened to use, or should I say, "ABUSE" executive power to pass his liberal, dangerous idea of immigration reform or "Amnesty". I couldn't believe I had heard him correctly. Had he actually whined like a little baby while reporting on a summit to address Terror?  Yes. Yes he had. Liberals dream of putting the first woman in the White House, but they don't realize that they already HAVE. Obama is a big girl. 

                                 A mere three weeks ago, Joan Rivers stood on the sidewalk in front of her NY City apartment and told reporters that "Everyone in Hollywood KNOWS that Michelle Obama is a Tranny, a MAN. "  Funny that Joan died suddenly so soon after making that claim. IS Moochelle Obama a man, or was she born a man? Who knows. What would it matter if she was? I've been told all kinds of crazy things that if true, would not surprise me in even the slightest bit. These days, the more outlandish the rumor, the more likely it is to be factual. We COULD send Moochelle through airport security and settle the question once and for all!  LOLOL!!!


                                 Today, Obama announced that he will be delaying any action on Amnesty until after the November elections. My goodness, why do you suppose he would do THAT ? Ya think maybe the Democrats that are seeking re-election actually KNOW that the American Majority wants NOTHING to do with Amnesty, and we want the border CLOSED?  Think they are afraid to vote for Amnesty BEFORE elections because they might LOSE? 

                                 As a final thought, have you asked yourselves lately about the missing  Malaysian airliner? How about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Death of Border Agent Brian Terry, Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of Conservatives, or the NSA spying on American citizens? What about the sudden silence from Ferguson, Missouri, the lack of follow-up of the Sandy Hook incident, Obama's War Crimes and murders of children through drone strikes? How about Eric Holder's conviction for Contempt of Congress? Where are the missing Benghazi witnesses and the Fired Generals who knew the Truth? Why is our Marine still sitting in a Mexican jail, and what is being done to hold Bowe Bergdahl accountable for desertion and treason? 

                                  Have you noticed how these things occupy every second of the news and serve as effective distractions when convenient, then disappear overnight? What about Edward Snowden and the  information he exposed about the illegal actions of our government? Why is everyone so quiet about all those illegal children who crossed our border this year, or the fact that they have been enrolled in American schools? How about the drunken Judge, who conspired with her dirty cronies to indict Texas Governor Rick Perry for holding her responsible for unethical behavior? These things don't just "Go Away", they are buried by the mainstream media on orders from George Soros and Valerie Jarrett, the two people who are REALLY at the helm in D.C. 

                                    Just for giggles, take a few minutes this weekend and Google them both. Check out their backgrounds , then ask yourself what the HELL they are doing in one of our American, government buildings for ANY reason ! Much less advising the robot president! Be CURIOUS, ask QUESTIONS. Surprise yourself, and ME. 


I Pledge Allegiance To......                                                       9-9-2014

                      I lost a fan and friend today. Terry Bingham was a loyal reader of this blog for many years. A good and decent Patriot, great dad and husband and grandfather. We will miss him, and pray for comfort and strength for his loved ones. You will be remembered, Terry.


                       Who do you pledge your allegiance to, a political party, or America ? If you're a registered voter, you are entrusted with a huge responsibility to select candidates that will be good for our country. 

                        I believe that the vast majority of voters are party-voters that simply vote across-the-board out of a sense of misguided loyalty to a party. That, and a total lack of information about the candidates.  We have a duty as American citizens to do our homework, to know who these candidates are and what they stand for, their track records and accomplishments and failures, before we vote.  I have never voted across-the-board and I probably never will. As a Republican, I want Constitutional , Conservatives representatives in public office, but there are a LOT of liberal Republicans or "RINOS" that fail to support Conservative values. John McCain, Lindsay Graham,Chris Gibson, and Mike Benson come immediately to mind. 

                        There is also the rare, Conservative Democrat that deserves consideration, especially at the local level. At the federal level, I would not and could not vote for a Democrat, for obvious reasons. I would vote for an Independent, a Conservative  or a Libertarian, but never a Democrat. Our founders disapproved of political parties and the division and lop-sided power they are responsible for. Personally I agree, but I also know that eliminating political parties is a pipe dream. They are here to stay. 

                         November is closing-in quickly and the campaign ads and postcards are filling our mailboxes. This particular mid-term election is one of the most important in recent history, and NOW is the time to look closely at the candidates, their values, and character. It's time to look at the route America has taken in the past 6 years and decide if we want to continue down the road to Socialism or take an entirely new direction back to being a Constitutional Republic OF the People. Do we want to send a message to all politicians that we have had enough of their failures, treason, and Constitutional Amnesia, or will we allow the decline to continue and become citizens of a Socialist Nation by 2016 ? It's in OUR hands. 

                       At the state level, Andrew Cuomo has been running a TV ad that attempts to paint his opponent, Rob Astorino, as a corrupt politician. The ad claims that Astorino is being investigated by the Duchess County D.A. Look into this claim before you buy it as factual. It is not what Cuomo claims it is. Speaking of Cuomo, it's a FACT that he is being investigated by the FEDS for proven corruption involving the Moreland Commission. If you don't know the details of THAT, I urge you to do some reading. 

                     I could literally write a novel about Cuomo's political crimes, Constitutional and Ethical Violations, over-reach and outright lies. It would require a second novel to address his lack of character, honor, integrity, poor parenting and lack of marital fidelity. Definitely NOT a man who should have ever held office. If Astorino has done anything questionable as a Duchess County official, you can bet your bank account that it pales in comparison to the things Cuomo had done and continues to DO. That's just a Fact folks, and facts are stubborn things.

                    If Cuomo was the Republican and Astorino the Democrat, I would still vote for Astorino. His running mate is a Constitutional Sheriff from Upstate and if they win this election, the Safe Act and Common Core will go away, immediately. Upstaters are sick and tired of NY City politicians running the entire state and attempting to "Liberalize" us all. It's time for some Conservatism in Albany. Cuomo has driven out more jobs, industries, small businesses, and farm families than all other NY Governors in History, combined. He has destroyed our public schools and made us ashamed to admit we are New Yorkers. We pay the highest taxes of any state in the country and rate second among those with the most rules, regulations and oppressive laws. You can surely guess which state rated first, can't you?

                   Despite all the abominable things Cuomo has done as Attorney General and then Governor, for ME, the most egregious was his deal with the devil, a.ka., Obama. Cuomo literally SOLD the Second Amendment Rights of NY residents to Obama in exchange for the Relief Funds for Long Islanders who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. Also a Stubborn FACT. It backfired on Cuomo in the end, because Long Islanders are still waiting for that relief, and they are NOT happy ! Where did that money GO? Is it funding the TV ads in Cuomo's smear campaign against Astorino? 

                    This will be a very interesting election folks. Two people running for Lt. Governor on the Democrat ticket and Cuomo being challenged by ultra-liberal, Zephyr Teachout. There will be a lot of vote-splitting and that is very, very good for the Astorino team. By the way, why is ol' Shelly Silver still running around loose after what HE was caught doing? If he had been a member of any other party, he would have been  removed from office and awaiting trial. 

                     So vote carefully, my Fellow Americans. Put aside the party allegiance and vote for men and women of Honor. Take the time to do a little research and fact-finding on each one and shut out the TV ads and Smear Campaign materials from ALL parties. Be an independent thinker, an informed voter and a responsible American. 


                    Last night's Constitution Study Class at the Lebanon Library was more successful than we ever imagined it would be. We expected 5 or 6 attendees, and we got FIFTEEN! Five of these were teenagers and two others were from Massachusetts. The ages ranged from 14 through 75 ! 

                   One of the many pluses about this study is the fact that it is 100% non-partisan. We are there to learn and understand the Constitution and how it was intended to impact our lives and regulate power, PERIOD.  As Jack Webb used to say, "Just the facts, maam".  Please consider joining us at the next class on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. We will be kicking off the in-depth study of the Bill of Rights. Bring your teens, your parents and your elderly neighbor and take part in some lively discussion. 

TONIGHT: 6 p.m - Special Town Board Meeting .    Come and ask questions of some of the groups and committees that tend to be very secretive and non-inclusive, such as "Behold New Lebanon", "The Shaker Swamp Committee", the "Economic Development Committee", "Behan Planning" and the Lebanon Valley Business Association.  Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m as usual. See you there!



 Twilight Zone, 12125                                                                   9-9-2014

                        I am honestly uncertain as to where to begin !  It may take a good night's sleep to process the trip I took to another cosmic plane tonight. 

                        My father was a big fan of the supernatural, sci-fi, and stories of space aliens visiting the earth. I did not share that particular interest with him, but after tonight, I have to wonder if maybe he knew something I didn't. Liberals have got to be from another galaxy, it is the only way to explain the way they think, reason and behave and the manner in which they herd together like flocks of sheep waiting to be fed. If one claims that up is down, the rest will follow suit and back him up to the death. 

                       I don't know WHERE I was tonight, but it wasn't New Lebanon ! There were strangers seated in the chairs that generally seat our town council. Each of them was there to give a "presentation" about the clandestine group or committee they were members of. It was intended to "inform" the public, which was laughable in itself, since just about every person present was one of THEM. (Whose fault is THAT, people??)  In the board seats were two representatives of Behan Planning including Mr. Behan himself. There was also David Stocks of the Shaker Museum, Fiona Lally of "Grow the Valley", Max Gitter of the Economic Development Committee, and of course the notorious Ruth Abrams, birth mother of Behold New Lebanon. 

                      The Behan rep talked ALL about the Red Flags, such as sustainability, revitalization, open spaces, and GRANTS, GRANTS, GRANTS ! All the libs oohed and aahed of course. Fiona spoke on two subjects, since the famous John Dax was unavailable to speak on his Shaker Swamp project. All I have to say about THAT is, no matter what is growing or living in that "swamp" today, is not what was there when the Shakers were farming it as the best, most fertile bottom-land in the valley. It was never WET. It was irrigated by wooden troughs and sluices that brought water down from the hill and there were drainage ditches to keep it DRY and WORKABLE. So this Shaker Swamp Committee is trying to preserve something that never was, rather then restore something to its original state. Go figure. 

                      The Lebanon Valley Business Association is no more. It has now been re-named, "Grow the Valley" and includes all the groups and committees that were represented tonight at the meeting. The Shaker Museum is a positive thing, much like the Heritage Center is, because it is an effective way to preserve our unique, local history. My only concern with it, is that the board needs to ensure the residents of Shaker Road that they will direct their visitor traffic to use Rt. 20 and NOT little, narrow, Shaker Road. 

                       Then there was Mr. Congeniality, Max Gitter. The very first statements he made were in reference to his Co-Chair of the EDC, Sharon Moon. He said that of all the people in the room, Sharon loves New Lebanon the most and is most informed about the town's history. Okay, you all know that I like Sharon a lot, and I am grateful for all her hard work in helping to preserve Lebanon's past. I mean that sincerely.  However, for Max to state that Sharon loves this town and knows more about its history than anyone else is not only untrue, but insulting. She grew up in Canaan for heaven's sake, while there were people in that room who were born and raised in Lebanon and have given to this town all their lives ! How dare he make such a biased statement and hurt others! Oh, I forgot, it was MAX. 

                        He then made it worse by stating that the donors to the Town Map are the real heroes of the town. Really ? Not the firemen, first responders, clergy, teachers, past historians or officials, Charlie Muller Sr., veterans, etc.? The DONORS are the heroes? Yeah, HIS heroes. Holy Crap !   The Historical Society also had a representative present, and he announced the upcoming celebration of Samuel Tilden's Birthday. Well, the flier for that event has been in local businesses for several weeks now and I have had numerous complaints about it, especially from the business owners. Apparently, there are only 100 tickets available, so it's first come, first served. One man showed me the flier, which is beautiful to look at by the way, and pointed to a line that said: "Bring a dish to share. If you don't bring food, you don't EAT!". Hmm. So anyone who lives in Lebanon and can't afford to bring a dish and/or buy a ticket, is uninvited ? Now THAT'S Community , huh?  Despicable !!

                         Finally, Ruth Abrams had her turn to speak, and speak she did. I have never HEARD anyone give a presentation quite like that outside of a TV commercial or stage play, but it was certainly entertaining. I gotta tell ya folks, it was REALLY hard for me to retain my composure, and I was not the only one! Ruthie said she was going to "Tell us a story". She then went on to almost SING the praises of Behold's first weekend of operation. She said that the tourists had "Flocked" to the Visitor's Center to buy tickets, and they were "enthralled" by the presentations given by local craftsmen and farmers. They "Swooned" over Schuyler Gail's pigs and the fact that they could actually BUY pork on site!! They were THRILLED by the cows and the printing press at the "Grant House". LOLOLOL!!!!!!!  It was like listening to a reading of Alice in Wonderland, honestly! 

                        She even had a little drawing of a yellow school bus with a big, BEHOLD sign on its side. Really ? I have met some enchanted people in my life, but not THAT bad ! It was half hysterical and half nauseating. She made NO mention of the strong opposition to this project or the anger of long-time locals. Nor did she mention the fact that she had never bothered to ASK locals if they WANTED this in their town!!! She DID say that she wants to see New Lebanon "On the Map", which is exactly what folks have been telling me they do NOT want. We heard WAY too much about Tourism, Tourism, tonight, and yet the strongest opposers who have come to me with their complaints, were absent. You know who you ARE, and you know what? If you can't get some gumption up and speak out to the people who need to hear you, then you deserve to lose this town. Don't tell ME, tell THEM 

                       The regular meeting was relatively uneventful, save for one thing that really ticked me off. Benson decided to read "Communications" tonight. He said that this is what is done at the County Supervisor's Meetings, so he thinks it should be done here as well. Are you SERIOUS ?!?!  Lebanon Town Board Meetings ALWAYS included reading of communications, ALWAYS. Until Benson took office and removed it from the agenda. At the time, I had objected to the removal, and Benson gave me his tacit middle finger and ignored it. Now all of a sudden, it's HIS great idea to read communications? Loser. So, COMMUNICATE folks! Write some letters to be read in meetings. Let's see how long the Great Czar continues to put it on the agenda.

                      During Privilege of the Floor, TWO residents thanked the Czar for having the informational meeting and presentations by the secret committees. Oh my goodness, people! Don't you GET it ? How long have I been telling you that he was denying us Political Transparency by keeping the actions of these groups a secret? Now all of a sudden, he has them all come to speak? Ever heard of Legal Advice? SOMEONE gave him a little, and he decided to do this to cover his own A_S! Get a damn CLUE! Jack and Trina, you THANKED him for doing what he should have done two years ago? REALLY ?!? Like I said, the Twilight Zone. 

                         Outside after the meeting, I asked several long-timers if they had ever heard any of the names that Gitter read off as being valuable volunteers and contributors to their private agendas. No one had. ALMOST ALL of the people involved in these things are newcomers, part-timers, and non-residents. ALL of them are liberals who salivate over turning this town into a Tourist Trap and getaway for city people. If you don't see that, you are blind, backward, or both. If you allow it, you are doomed to looking for a place to live elsewhere in the near future, where you can afford to live. Personally, I will continue to object and do everything in my power to counter this takeover, but I won't be retiring here. I will finish the incomplete work on my home, and in another two years, when my husband is ready to retire, it will be goodbye NY. Life is too short to live in a liberal state. 

                          Like I said before, finish the museum, build the tourist trade, bring in Ruth Abram's Philharmonic, keep the sex hotel open up on Salls Road, get those grants and bring in the regulations and re-Zoning that Behan talked about tonight, and raise those taxes! Green it up! Raise those bean sprouts and grass-fed piggies ! Then my house will be worth a lot more than I paid for it, and I will laugh all the way to the bank in the West. I will feel NO guilt about leaving you remaining Conservatives behind, because you failed to FIGHT. You failed to STAND. You deserve what you accept. 

(By the way, one of the more arrogant newcomers in town was tossed out of a local business when he approached them about doing a Behold presentation at their locality, because HE knows more about what they do than THEY do ! LOLOL!!!)





Random  Stuff                                                                                 9-12-2014

              Happy 80th Birthday to Archie, our housemate, friend and Godfather to my son. Retired Master Mechanic and Car Salesman, now a dedicated Chicken-Whisperer .  

               I have a couple of dear friends you may have heard of. Bob Schulz and Judith Whitmore of "We the People" are two of the nicest, hardest-working folks I have ever had the pleasure to know.  Bob is known  best for initiating the lawsuit against Andrew Cuomo for abuse of the Message of Necessity in the passage of the Safe Act.  Judith is his indispensable, right arm. These two people have given of their time, energy, and personal funds to defend Constitutional Law in NY State for a number of years now, even prior to the Safe Act. 

                Bob and Judith have a dream, to one day see a Constitution Center in every state capital, manned by trained Constitution Monitors who would be responsible for defending and upholding Constitutional Law in each state and ensuring that all politicians adhere strictly TO it.  It's a nice goal, and one that can be realized if enough Americans step up and lend a hand. Therein lies the problem.

                Several months ago, "We the People of NY" gave birth to a huge effort to restore Civic Education in N.Y schools, both public and private. NY State Education Law requires that ALL students receive adequate teaching re: the Constitution, Common Law, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Sadly, this law has not been enforced in most schools for decades, and the results are clear to see. Very, very few Americans can tell you what the Bill of Rights has to say or what their rights are. As a result, we have a lawless government. From the little towns like our own all the way up to Washington,D.C, officials have run amok for so long, that the citizenry actually believes that we have no recourse, no power to change the status quo.

               So Judith and Bob rolled up their sleeves and set up this outreach to ensure that all our children and grandchildren learn the history of our freedom and what our hard-won liberties are. Judith spent many, many hours setting up a spreadsheet and reaching out to County Organizers like myself. She created an online petition for NY residents who oppose Common Core and the lack of Civic Ed in our schools to sign, and then  share with their own email and social media contacts. In effect, a Chain Petition. Easy, yes? Well, sort of. The setup was horrendous, but once the hard part was done, it should have been a cinch to get the 600,000 signatures that Judith and Bob hoped for. 

              The petition signing began on Sept. 3rd after a few weeks of notifying all Patriot groups that it would be coming. We all worked many hours to get it out to the public and ask that they all pass it on. All it required was a click on a link, an electronic signature, and another click to confirm. All of about 3 minutes. Once the petition closed on the 15th, it would be presented to the NY State Board of Regents, Board of Education, and the Governor, on the 17th. As of last night, the petition had received less than 500 signatures. What does that say about us as New Yorkers, as Americans? Nothing positive, that's for certain. 

            Early this week, the Home Depot, which was boycotted last year for their decision to hire only gay employees for a number of months and to promote homosexuality via parade floats and store ads, is now requiring all their employees to take "Muslim Sensitivity Training Classes".  You all know where I stand on the gay stuff, live and let live, hire whomever you want. As long as the employee is a good and honest one, who cares what they do in their private lives? This latest move however, is unacceptable, or SHOULD be. The lack of awareness and refusal of so many to admit that Islam is pure evil is mind-boggling to me. How much evidence do you NEED?         How many Christians do the Muslims have to behead before we see some "Christian Sensitivity Training"?  The world has gone insane.

             Will Americans stand up and object to Home Depot's anti-Americanism? I seriously doubt it.  No one seems to care that we have documented Communist Party Members and Muslim Brotherhood Members working in the White House and Pentagon, or that illegal aliens are crossing our southern border by the thousands each and every day, bringing with them crime, drugs, gangs, and serious illnesses. Why would they care about what Home Depot does?  No one is crying out for justice for the 4 Americans who were murdered in Benghazi, or the Border Agent that was killed by Mexican Cartels with weapons given to them by Eric Holder and the U.S Department of Justice.

              I haven't heard anyone raising questions about Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor and Muslim convert that Obama swapped 10 terrorists for, and I haven't heard any outrage over the recent beheading of two, American journalists. Does anyone care about the American Marine still  being held in a Mexican jail?  Are they all out playing golf with the president?  Where is the FORTITUDE that made America great? Did it die with the last of our World War soldiers? When did we lose our pride, our moral compass? Where are our Pastors, our teachers, our veterans, our law enforcement officers ? Have they ALL been so indoctrinated by government propaganda and media indoctrination that they truly believe they are powerless?  The results of the Civic Education Petition-Signing effort speaks very loudly. America is asleep. 

              Do you recall the surge of Patriotism we saw in America immediately after 9-11? Every home and business was flying the stars and stripes, so many in fact, that American Flags were back-ordered, everywhere! For a brief moment, America was ALIVE again, the people united, angry, defensive, and proud. What happened? Are we THAT weak that we will surrender to evil and oppression without a whimper? It would seem so. I find that to be the saddest truth I have ever had to face in all of my life. 

              Here in New Lebanon, we number 2400 souls, give or take a few. How many of that number voted last election? How many have attended a Town Board Meeting, or objected to political corruption, or any of the legal, moral and ethical violations I have exposed here for the past 7 years?  Right now, this very minute, our town is being taken out from under us like a worn carpet, and despite all the warnings, information, and incentive PACT has given the residents, they fail to react. They don't even bother to look INTO any of the issues, but they ALL have something to say. All talk, no action. That is what America has become, and because of that apathy, we are now seen by the rest of the world as weak and ineffective, an easy target for terrorists and Socialists, illegals, drug runners, human traffickers, and high-level thieves.  We have weak people and a weaker leadership. America is dying, and no one is coming to her rescue. 

             A lot of older folks have given up, because they feel their days are numbered, why fight it? I say, even though you may never see it grown, plant the tree anyway! The men who wrote the Constitution were not young when they took on that vital task, but they did it anyway. They did it for future generations in the hope that we would carry on their tradition of courage and hold dear their love of freedom. They never saw the tree mature, but they went ahead and planted. What gives US the right to fail THEM? Who are WE to dishonor their sacrifices?  I don't have all the answers, just a lot of questions, and the most pressing one is "What has happened to the American Spirit"? 

             As a Christian I am often asked where God is in all of this. I think it's pretty obvious. When God is not welcome in a nation or by the people OF that nation, how can we expect him to Bless that Nation? America has become the new Sodom and unless we stand up for what is RIGHT and against what is wrong, we will suffer the same fate.


Please Sign and Share our Petition to Restore Civic Education in our Schools.



 Facts on Illegal Immigration                                                        9-13-2014

             Just a few of the major issues we face as a result of our Wide-Open Border.  If the president refuses to address this issue, the American people, MUST. 


Liberal Government Breeds Gang Violence

Gang violence can  easily consume a community.

Young men without jobs, or supervision by fathers, disinterested in education, pose a constant threat.

A recent Orange County, CA,  club meeting featured an OC assistant district attorney speaker on how the department was attacking gang violence in the area.

The district attorneys engaged in the gang community through personal contact...monitoring school attendance and other such actions to try to quell gang violence. It is a dangerous enterprise.

Hearing of such deployment of highly trained law enforcement was ultimately troubling. Obviously, the work of gang abatement is necessary to keep gang crime from terrorizing the entire community. Though one had to consider why gangsters from another country are the job of USA taxpayers.

The speaker did not name the place of origin of the gang members, though from the location of the gang activity, it is known many of those in gangs are illegals from south of the border.

Gang-Violence1The DA's office staff clearly feel strongly their work is needed...and they  work hard and creatively to try to combat mindsets which motivate criminal behaviors in the USA. It can't be an easy assignment, and law enforcement believes its can make an impact with its methods.

The presentation had two elements in need of attention: first, the cultural foundation of the gang violence and, secondly, the assumption that the US & its citizens are responsible, simply because these people, through propinquity, broke illegally into the USA. Both are flawed in reasoning.

As these criminals/illegals were able to invade the USA, bringing with them their habits and mindset of disrespect for the law and the USA, does not make them entitled to a place at the table. In fact, they should be shown the door.

The meeting also featured a presentation of a scholarship honor to a young man, who attended along with his family. So one naturally can contrast his situation with those in gangs.

It can be said, this young man is the "product," so to speak, of the ethos of the United States, his community and his family. Obviously, he was reared to respect he Rule of Law, the USA and education.

In contrast, the gang members' behaviors are also the product of their country/community's ethos. A situation resulting from 400 years of Spanish Colonial racist, elitist policies, which disadvantaged them...for which the US had no role.

It is well known that people all over the world yearn to be in this great country. Unfortunately, USA citizens lack the Midas Touch, and cannot financially or culturally accommodate and rehabilitate the billions of disparate people who wish to be here.

Illegal ObamaThose who break illegally into the USA often bring with them their disregard for the Rule of Law, the USA, education and lawful decent conduct. That is the fault of their country of origin, not of the USA.

USA Citizens believe the way to deal with the growing gang crime and violence of this unlawful community is to use USA law and deport them all. The notion that because they were able to break into the USA taxpayers must pay to try to control their lawlessness is wrongheaded.

To spend citizens' hard-earned tax dollars on the expensive enterprise of changing inbred personal moral code is not effective. Those in need of remediation, resulting from hundreds of years of Spanish Colonial policies, which hurt the native population of Mexico and other countries in that hemisphere, are not the responsibility of the American people. That's a job for Mexico and other countries from which they came.

Deportation is the correct solution to criminal people in the USA illegally.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration refuses to deport a significant number of the 20-30 million criminals/illegals (11 million is fiction) in the USA currently. In fact, it orchestrated the current wave of criminals/illegals - 90 %  teen males - flooding the southern border. In effect...importing more gang violence as many of the young men bragged about being gang members. These criminals/illegals were secretly relocated to interior cities and no one knows where they are.  It is not fully known what diseases they brought, what Americans may be infected, and how much additional violence will result.

In any case, highly trained lawyers and law enforcement of the district attorney's office should not be deployed to this matter.

Deportation of the criminals/illegals is the right action.


Watch this very short video of what is happening in just ONE state !



Amnesty and OPEN Borders Do NOT Mix 



 Picture #2 shows photos taken at the border three months ago. It is scabies, Swine Flu and Leprosy.  Had your shots, folks ??


The NY Governorship                                                   9-17-2014

                      For weeks now, we've been watching television ads from the Cuomo Camp attempting to demonize his opponent, Rob Astorino. Hopefully, most of you know that campaign ads are half-truths at best. Elise Stefanik was similarly smeared , yet Channel 6 Fact-Checkers proved that the ad in her case, was inaccurate. You can see the results of their investigation on their website. You can also learn there, the real story about the lawsuit Astorino is facing, which was filed by a political opponent with a grudge. The case has no teeth.

                      Cuomo's attempt to paint Astorino as a corrupt politician is just that, an "Attempt", and a failed one at that. If Astorino actually had done the things Cuomo claims he had, the evidence would be there, but it isn't. Unlike in Cuomo's corruption investigation by the Federal government for his role in the Moreland Commission Scandal. The FACTS concerning that HAVE been provided and are indisputable! Cuomo is scared, and well he should be ! His record as governor is deplorable and even the Democrats know it. 

                      No NY Governor has chased more industry away than Cuomo has, or eliminated more jobs. Almost Half a MILLION New Yorkers have relocated to other states in the past 4 years alone, and millions more intend to leave if Cuomo is re-elected. Conservatives, who Cuomo stated are NOT welcome in NY, are the biggest number of emigrants, but a lot of Liberals have left also, due to the hardships this Governor has placed on businesses. Democratic Westchester County, has seen many families leave due to the Common Core Curriculum issues and the torment their children have suffered since it's implementation last year. 

                      Four gun manufacturers, including Remington Arms, have left the state since last year's passage of the unconstitutional Safe Act. Same Sex Marriage was passed by executive order, with NO consideration for the opinion of the people of this state. Our taxes are the highest in the entire country, and the corruption in Albany and NY City is the WORST in the United States, and that is a FACT!  Cuomo has supported abortion, then walked into the Catholic Church just a few yards away from the Capitol, and taken Communion. 

                       Of course, as I mentioned earlier this week, the absolute WORST thing he has done in my own opinion, was his sale of New Yorker's Constitutional Rights to Barack Obama in exchange for the Sandy funding for Long Island. THAT money is now paying for Cuomo's sleazy campaign, while Long Islanders are still waiting for the disaster funds to repair their homes and lives. Don't believe me? Look into it for yourselves! Facts are stubborn things,folks. 

                        Rob Astorino is a family man with a political record of lowering taxes and creating jobs. If elected, he WILL remove the dreaded Common Core from our schools and replace it with Common Sense! The Safe Act will go AWAY ! Businesses will be welcome once again and Conservatives will be considered just as valuable as liberals. Balance and integrity will dwell in the Capitol for the first time in decades. Remember Spitzer ?  How about Patterson? Followed up by Cuomo, that doesn't say much for New York's Democrat governors, does it?  We are STILL waiting for Sheldon Silver to be held accountable for his Hooker-Gate scandal. It's time for change in NY. Do your homework before you vote. What's more important, party, or a strong, united and economically-sound state? 


                       Now, before you watch the video I posted a link to below, make no mistake, Carl Paladino and I do NOT get along, not even a little bit! I find him rude, crude, opinionated, and pushy. We have had some interesting conversations that have been more like shouting matches, but I will spare you the details. The man has NO business in politics, period. He is a Neanderthal. Looking at him beside Astorino is like  looking at a hog standing beside an eagle. So now you know how I REALLY feel about Carl. LOL!!  Rob Astorino on the other hand, is a gem, and NY deserves a man like him at the wheel. 

                      Enjoy the video, and again, Thank You to my fellow Oathkeeper, Mert Melfa, for bringing the REAL news to the people of NY.   Hope to see many of you tomorrow night at the John Birch Meeting in New Lebanon, and to my Oathkeeper Chapter, sorry to miss this month's meeting, but I can't be in both places at once. See you guys next month!    JJ


Meet Rob Astorino


      Which face do YOU want to see for the next 4 years? Cuomo or Astorino?          



Gratitude and Boorishness 9-18-2014

I would like to say a sincere Thank You to all of you who attended the John Birch Meeting tonight. Personally, I was disappointed that Hal failed to address the issues he came to speak about, but seemed to get side-tracked somewhat. Not that I don't appreciate his time and effort, I most certainly DO, but I kept waiting for the meat and got only the potatoes. It really doesn't matter anyway, because the people who most NEEDED to be there, once again, stayed home and watched TV. I guess ignorance must be comfortable.

Speaking of ignorance, I am going to end my self-imposed truce with Planning Board member Trina Porte as of tonight. Her rudeness tonight was inexcusable and unwarranted and enough is enough. Trina emailed me about two weeks ago after I had first invited her to attend tonight's meeting. She had Googled the Speaker, Hal Shurtleff, and wanted me to know that she was “Disappointed” in me for supporting such a hypocritical and ignorant man. Hmm. Since Trina had just accused me of being a Homophobe a week before THAT, I was still surprisingly able to remain cool and allow her to express her opinion as is her right. The Homophobe comment was a result of my being pleased that Hobby Lobby, a Christian-Owned business, had won their court case to NOT provide the abortion pill to their employees. The article I cited had claimed that “Radical Homosexuals and Feminists” had threatened to have sex in the aisles of Hobby Lobby stores. So, by repeating what the article stated, I was a “Homophobe”.

When Trina arrived at the Town Hall tonight, she was wearing a mountain-sized chip on her shoulder. She had already decided that she disagreed with whatever Hal had to say and she was loaded for bear. The entire 45 minutes of the presentation, she sighed as loudly as possible and kept using the Lord's name in vain. I still let it go, even though she was sitting right behind me. As the talk wound down, she had her hand waving in the air immediately, and wasted NO time in attacking Hal and essentially calling him a liar. All this, despite the proof he had provided right in front of her eyes! She accused him of having said something about the Girl Scouts being BAD, which he never said and made NO sense at all. She also again went after me and Bob and said she was so “Surprised” that we would expect people to listen to HIM, when he was from out-of-town and we object to out-of-towners having a say in what happens in our town.

She failed to mention that the outsiders we object to, are the liberal part-time residents and non-residents that are busily planning the future of New Lebanon behind closed doors. People like Linda Hursa, Melanie Hunt and Ruth Abrams. Hal was just a representative of JBS and never said a single word about how we should run our town and he wasn't here to try to “Change” us , or start a ridiculous project like “Behold New Lebanon” that very few people want any part of. He was simply a guest speaker, and she treated him like he was here to steal her undies and send her packing. Not a bad idea, actually. Ya know, I have gone above and beyond to defend Trina when people like Mike Benson and Max Gitter went on the attack against HER. I didn't sit still for their abuse and I will never again sit still for Trina's. Courtesy works BOTH ways, and just because she happens to be gay, does not give her a license to trample the rights of others to be heard or have a differing opinion.

Bob actually told her that if she was so unhappy, she should just leave! LOL! She stayed until the end though, and on her way out of the room she looked back over her shoulder and snapped at me, “Shame on you! You hypocrite!” I have absolutely NO clue as to what she was referring to or what she thinks I did to deserve that title, but oh well, it's just another one to add to my collection. Sadly, Trina's behavior tonight was a CLASSIC example of Liberalism. How DARE anyone have a view that doesn't line up with her own! How DARE the Conservative point of view be publicly stated in HER town! Whine, whine, whine. She made a fool of herself, and if anyone should be ashamed tonight, it is Trina.

I am also adding the members of our Planning, Zoning, and Town Boards to the list of those who should be ashamed. ALL of them show up for every liberal meeting, but want nothing to do with Common Sense or the other side of the story. Tony Murad had the interest, sense of responsibility, and old-fashioned courtesy to attend and contribute. It's called, “Integrity”. Tony and I don't always agree, but we respect one another and agree to disagree. That's why we are Conservatives. We are willing to give others the right to see things differently without calling them names. LOL! Libs ALWAYS resort to name-calling when they don't get their way 100% and have no argument left. Geez, I've been called more things than I can even keep track of, by Liberals. Yet not  one of them could hold their own in an intelligent debate on the issues. So they avoid anything that might lend credence to the opposite view. Hence, the lack of officials at tonight's meeting.

Some of you would have been amazed to see who WAS there ! Rev. Ernest Smith and his son, Steven. Steve is a very dear friend of mine and I love him fiercely. He's a huge fan of the JBS and rarely misses any of their local meetings. It was worth everything to see him tonight. Rev. Smith is 92 years old now and in a wheelchair, and he really doesn't know anyone anymore, but he is still the same guy that stood on the pulpit of the New Lebanon Congregational Church for over 20 years. That was evident by the way he still likes all the ladies! He sat beside Judy Zimmer with his arm around her shoulder all night. LOL!! Some things DON'T change.

So, once again, I Thank all of you who were so kind by attending tonight, it is truly appreciated. It's still possible to re-unite New Lebanon, but only if we are ALL willing to meet one another halfway. 


 Understanding the Bundy Standoff                                              9-19-2014

At last night's meeting, the Cliven Bundy incident in Nevada earlier this year, came up in conversation. The media mis-direction about that almost 2nd Civil War, had many millions of people blaming Bundy for the standoff and pointing fingers at the Americans who came to defend him and help him protect his property. No surprise there. However, I was asked about the details of the Bundy incident and one person even requested more information, so tonight, we'll talk about the facts surrounding that historic day.

I don't know how many of you recall the Randy Weaver story or what happened down in Waco, Texas at the Branch Davidian Compound, but BOTH of those tragic incidents were the direct result of government over-reach and extreme violations of Constitutional freedoms. If you are unfamiliar with those two stories, you might want to Google them and read up. Kent State is another good source of information on government terrorism. You will learn very quickly that Yes, our government is willing to kill its own for financial and political gain, to cover up their own sins, or to get something that YOU have and THEY want. Or, simply because you dared to disagree with them. Horrible to consider, but it has happened numerous times throughout our history and will happen a lot more if we don't step up and address it, now.

The Cliven Bundy matter was the first really notable case of open government tyranny since the Waco massacre. Harry Reid and his wimpy son had an opportunity to make many millions of dollars in a dirty deal with China to build a Solar Farm in Nevada. Problem was, the land they needed belonged to a cattle rancher by the name of Cliven Bundy. So the Reids and their minions who stood to gain from the deal, decided to FORCE Bundy off his own land and the adjoining grazing lands that had been used by ranchers for generations, and is considered to be “Government” land. Fact is, the government doesn't own any land, the PEOPLE of the United States, do. The government itself, owns NOTHING that you and I do not pay for, maintain, and OWN.

The first attempt was made by insisting that a desert tortoise was endangered and continued cattle grazing could result in their extinction. Of course this brought all the loonies like PETA and save the moon-beam butterfly types. In reality, the tortoise in question is so prolific, that the government has been systematically killing some of them off each year because they are destroying the plants that other wildlife relies on for survival. The eco-balance was endangered BY the tortoises, not the other way around. In addition, cattle have been grazing there for so many years that few can remember a time that they didn't ! No one had EVER seen a cow eat or step on a tortoise or fight them for food. LOL!! Nope, not even ONCE.

So the tortoise ploy didn't hold water for long. The Reids then resorted to claiming that Bundy was in arrears in his “Grazing Fees”. Well, just between you and me, why does he have to PAY grazing fees to the government to begin with? Grazing of these lands is what keeps it healthy land, and as I said before, if it is government land, it is the people's land, and there for the use OF the people. Reid, with the full knowledge and cooperation of our liberal administration, decided to go after Bundy with everything he had. So they sent in the Nazis, a.k.a the Bureau of Land Management and the EPA. Naturally, in the New America, these agencies have their own, heavily-armed police forces, which we also pay for. So does the Department of Education and the Social Security Administration, but that's a story for another day.

The Government Nazis poured into Nevada, filling up the motels and restaurants and unnerving the residents. They surrounded the Bundy Ranch and stood guard 24 hours a day with automatic weapons, snipers, and armored vehicles. All because a guy was behind in paying his unfair grazing fees? Um, NO. All because Reid and his cronies wanted that land. What the government and the Dirty Harry crew failed to understand, was that the American Patriots would not allow this rancher and his family to be robbed and maybe even killed, by a greedy, tyrannical, and over-reaching bunch of dirty politicians. There would not be another Waco.

The standoff began with just the neighbors and friends of the Bundys, and quickly grew to include militia groups, Oathkeepers, Marines, Veterans, and patriot volunteers from all over the USA. All ARMED and experienced . The TV cameras stood watch as well, waiting with bated breath to see who would cast the first stone. The BLM had already managed to slaughter a good number of Bundy's cattle, his livelihood, and claimed that the animals were on government controlled lands. ( PETA had nothing to say about THAT! ) We all saw the pictures of the cattle being bulldozed into holes dug by the BLM, and it was reminiscent of the German Camps and the mass graves of captured Jews.

This showdown continued for a number of weeks, until the government , and the REIDS, got the message that the lovers of freedom and Constitutional Rights, were not backing down, and not going away, and neither was the press. It was then that this administration understood that if they wanted to press, it would not be as easy as it was in Texas, or Idaho. They were not facing untrained civilians this time, they were looking down the barrels of thousands of guns in the hands of men and women who knew how to fight. It was a message that ran through this lawless administration like a rapier, and they backed away. We had shown them that if they want a fight, we will give them one, and we have the military, police, veterans, and millions of others, on OUR side. Yes, we DO still outnumber them by a HUGE margin, and they know it.

As Stewart states in the video I posted below, this standoff was an enormous victory for us and lesson for the government, that if they continue to attempt to run amok and run us over, they will have a battle on their hands that they are not likely to win. For those of you who have not bothered to oppose the attempt to impose draconian regulations upon gun owners in America, this is a perfect example of WHY this government wants the citizenry disarmed. What do you suppose would have happened in Nevada if the patriots had NOT been armed? Better yet, what do you think would have happened if even ONE member of the BLM or EPA had fired a shot? What if an Oathkeeper had? Peace between the people and the government is THAT fragile right now. NO American with a lick of sense or an iota of awareness, would ever even CONSIDER giving up their firearms. Americans have never submitted to gun grabs and they never will, and the threat of tyranny is the reason why. Our forefathers knew this, they planned ahead for it, and they STATED it, loudly and clearly.

No one, not even Trina, can deny the evidence of how far the government is willing to go to have things THEIR way, that we saw in this standoff. It was a valuable warning to those of us who have not been paying attention to history or to recent events. History DOES repeat, and it IS repeating. Cliven Bundy is not a criminal or even close to being one. He is a gentle, well-liked and respected, cattle rancher in middle America. If this could happen to HIM, what do you think could happen to YOU if someone like Harry Reid decides he wants what is YOURS? This is why you must learn all you can about Agenda 21 and how it will affect you and your property if we allow it to continue to gain a foothold here in Lebanon, or ANYWHERE, for that matter.

Last night's speaker from the JBS, failed to address the issues he was here to address. So if you care about your property rights, you will have to do your own homework. Don't wait for the Zoning Police, the BLM or the EPA to come and standoff with YOU . Stop it NOW. Know your rights and the government's Constitutional limitations BEFORE you NEED to exercise those rights. Stop denying the lack of honor among thieves and be armed with knowledge and awareness. KNOW what the Constitution has to say about these very issues, what protections you have, and be prepared. These are bi-partisan realities folks, the bad guys know no particular party allegiance, and neither should YOU. Not when it comes to freedom, property rights and outright tyranny.

This is no longer a “What If ” scenario, it is a very real threat to every one of us and it will take every one of us to rein in the tyrants. Starting in your own town. Can you say, “EDC”?


Constitution Study

New Lebanon Library

Monday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m    No Charge!     All Welcome! 


Stewart Rhodes Video of 9-17-2014

Marines were ready to fight feds on Bundy Ranch



Article on the Reid's Attempt to Steal Bundy's Land and WHY



 Sissy  Americans                                                                        9-22-2014


I have often said that there are no absolutes, and I have said it because I have always believed it to be true. Blanket statements about any particular group, ethnicity, religion, etc. are usually unfair and inaccurate. It's easy to make statements such as , “Irish people are drunken brawlers”, “All teenagers are troublemakers”, "Black people are violent”, “Polish people are stupid ”, “Jewish people are cheapskates”, and so on. We all know that such claims are ridiculous, but at the same time, do we ever wonder WHY they're made at all ?

This is “Profiling” , something that a lot of folks think is relatively new. Profiling has always existed and will never go away, and there are times that it has it's advantages such as in Law Enforcement. Profiling can prevent and even solve crimes. Profiles don't come from thin air and they are not born of hate or racism, or anti-Semitism. They are built, or “earned” when the majority of any group or class of people tends to behave in a consistent manner that is unique to that group. Young, Black males are seen as potential threats because they so often ARE. The Irish are seen as drunkards because they very often ARE. The religious are sometimes labeled as pious or hypocritical, because so many of them ARE. Profiles are a result of behavior.

It isn't easy to be part of a profiled group when you don't fit the profile yourself, but it's a fact of life that we all have to deal with and one that cannot be changed quickly or easily. Believe me, I know the feeling. So how DO we deal with this issue? Maybe we can't. In many cases, all we can do is decide to rise above the labels as individuals and toughen our hides. We live in a melting pot and the thin-skinned will find happiness elusive.

I am a collector of all things Uncle Sam. When Samuel Wilson was a mere boy of 8 years old and living on a farm in Massachusetts, he not only served the Patriot movement as a secret messenger, but also witnessed the ride of Paul Revere ! Revere rode right through the Wilson farm and shouted to alert Samuel's father who was a Minuteman. Every man and boy stood and fought in one way or another, and so did the women. A neighbor of the Wilsons, a huge old woman named Mother Batherick, single-handedly took six British soldiers captive and delivered them to the local, Patriot leaders.

Everyone had a role and everyone fulfilled that role without question, fear, or hesitation. After all, look what they were fighting for !! Today, we find ourselves once again fighting for Freedom. This time, the enemy is not the red-coated British, it is our very own, federal government. Unlike those early Patriots, we are MANY. We have amazing technology, access to immediate information, speedy transportation, and for those who care to tap into it, HISTORY. So why are we losing ground ? We are losing for more reasons than I care to count, but complacency tops the list, followed by ignorance. Our military aside, how many of us have ever had to take up arms in defense of our families, neighbors or properties? How many of us could or would if we had to ?

Americans of today are spoiled. We reap what was sown by others and take it all for granted. Our people have lost their pride, courage and determination and become a society of selfish, thin-skinned sissies. Few of us have ever known a life without freedom . The Patriots of Uncle Sam's childhood stood together, fought and died for what they held dear. Americans today, fight in courtrooms because someone called them a name or otherwise “offended” them ! Can you imagine men like Paul Revere wasting time on such childish nonsense ?

When I was growing up, one of my favorite TV shows was “All in the Family”. Archie Bunker was the ultimate bigot and spared NO ONE. He had an opinion and a derogatory title for everyone who was not a White, Catholic, Blue-Collar worker like himself. His neighbors, the Jeffersons, were Black and shot back at Archie's whiteness and bigotry at every opportunity. This TV program held the number one spot for most of the 1970s, and no one ever sued the network or tried to force them to end the show. We were not yet fully sissified then and we were still able to laugh at ourselves and others without fear that it might cause permanent, emotional damage. GEEZ !

The show had it's liberal viewpoint via Archie's son-in-law, who he called “Meathead”. Rob Reiner played that role, which was no stretch for him as he is a far-left, extreme liberal in real life. So what the hell happened in 30 years to turn us into the whiny babies we are today, incapable of having a sense of humor or letting words bounce off while remaining emotionally healthy and intact?

No matter who or what you are or what you do in life, someone will dislike you for it, profile you, call you names and maybe even sue you for exercising your rights of religious expression or free speech. If you can't take name-calling with a grain of salt and still retain a sense of self, you will never know peace in your life. We are all different in a variety of ways but we are ALL Americans, all facing the loss of our freedoms that those early Patriots battled to give us. We MUST stop focusing on the ridiculous and trivial things like Political Correctness, tender feelings, Hate Speech, and frivolous lawsuits and toughen up, unite, and clean up this lawless government that threatens us ALL, regardless of our beliefs or skin color.

In closing, I have to say one more thing about absolutes. I said that blanket statements are unfair and inaccurate, and not very long ago, I believed that to be true in every case. That was before Islam reared it's ugly head and began to slaughter all non-Muslims everywhere in the world. I now KNOW, that ALL Muslims are dangerous and most of them are evil. They deserve ZERO tolerance in our country, and if you disagree, you are fooling yourself. Liberalism too, has been a MAJOR cause of the destruction of American society, pride, morality, strength and unity.  I have come to believe that there are NO liberals deserving of the gifts our soldiers and founders bestowed upon us. ALL Liberals are mentally impaired. ABSOLUTELY.


 Are You KIDDING Me ?!?!                                                            9-24-2014

Climate Change. REALLY, People? Thousands of you gathered in D.C, Obama spoke at the U.N, and all the Liberal Tree-Huggers whined. Good Heavens, that's pathetic !

Global Warming is a HUGE hoax perpetrated by a government that wants to control everything you do and force us to support their “Green” agendas that will pad their bank accounts. Co2 is VITAL to the greening of the environment. It is what green things EAT ! If libs are so concerned about the CO2 levels, maybe they should stop BREATHING and TALKING !

America is the CLEANEST country on earth, and what you call a Climate Crisis is just WEATHER. NORMAL cycles of weather that have occurred throughout history . Pay attention folks, the government never pushes ANYTHING that does not serve an agenda or make them millions of dollars. Yeah, I have HEARD all the weak arguments from liberals that “70% of Scientists say...” . Really? Who are these scientists and who is paying them? Exactly what is IN it for them? Money, that's what. Manufacturers of light bulbs that look like piles of white dog doo and if broken, require a response from Hazmat ? They cost 10 times what an incandescent does and are toxic to boot, but look at the money to be made! Not only do you have to buy the expensive dog doo bulbs, but you have to change your lampshades and hardware to accommodate them. Recycle them, and hope your kids don't break one !

Coal. America has always depended heavily on coal. Have you seen Kentucky lately? I'm not talking about the fancy horse farms with the rolling hills of bluegrass, I'm talking about the hill country, where the miners live. It is 2014, and many of these miner families have no running water or electricity, but they are a faithful bunch, dedicated to God and family. Some are 10th and 11th generation miners and have never known anything else. They desire little and are happy living in a community that is close-knit and off-grid. They are truly a breed apart. Now , as a direct result of Barack Obama's anti-coal policies, they are losing what little they HAD. Their incomes are gone, they have no jobs and are losing their ramshackle homes. An entire society is being eradicated because we have a president that prefers to keep us dependent on foreign oil delivered by extremists who despise us and want us all dead.

Liberals share in this disaster, equally. Their refusal to face reality and accept truth, is destroying the economy and stripping us of even MORE freedom and independence. They are killing jobs and people by the millions in the name of saving a tree or two. America NEEDS to mine, drill and yes, even frack in some cases. We NEED to supply our OWN energy and create millions of jobs associated with that effort. It can be done safely and effectively, but only if the greenies stop whining and believing what the Rothschild's Media feeds them. Get a CLUE ! Last week, I actually had a liberal tell me that she doesn't like windmills because they kill birds! Seriously ? Yet you support abortion? You would have the Kentucky miners starve to death before you would sacrifice a house wren? This is how liberals think.

So while they were all walking around D.C this week with their Greenpeace signs, who was addressing the border crisis? How about hunger in America? Who was doing something about the Beheading of American journalists, or Ebola sweeping across continents, race-baiting by the government, voter fraud, constitutional violations, Muslim Czars in the White House and Pentagon, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Libor connection in the False Flag , Sandy Hook shootings, Bowe Bergdahl being back on active duty as a Muslim convert, Common Core, Welfare reform, the tyranny of Obamacare, Agenda 21, gun grabbing, and the IRS targeting ?

Climate Control ? THAT is what you are active about? No interest in Term Limits, ending the 6-figure, LIFETIME salaries of Congress and the Senate? How about the epidemic of homelessness among our veterans while illegal aliens are housed, fed, educated and given free healthcare? Any of you have a comment on the Somali Muslims in America who are whining that our food pantries don't stock Muslim-Friendly foods? No comment on the public schools that are banning tee shirts with American Flags on them and denying your kids the right to pray before a football game?

Of course not, you're too busy lying to little kids about the drowning of the poor Polar Bears because the ice is melting at the North Pole. There is a bigger ice cap at the pole right NOW than there has been for the past 20 years! FACT !!! Are any of you objecting to the rampant persecution of Christians all over the world, including here at home? Do you ever wonder where that missing Malaysian airliner is? Or how many ISIS members have come across our border with the Mexicans? Do you wonder when or IF Obama will be held responsible for the RISE of ISIS because he pulled our troops out of Iraq prematurely for political reasons? Are your mis-guided beliefs that TREES and BIRDS are in danger, more important than National Security ? Apparently so, and THAT my liberal friends, is why Conservatives abhor your ideologies and laugh at your tantrums. You are INSANE.

Hillary Clinton made a personal appearance a few weeks ago, and stated that she is “Thinking” about a run for the White House in 2016. The crowd CHEERED ! LOL! Yup, they blindly support a woman who is a proven thief, liar, and killer, because they want to be “Progressive” and put the first woman in power. Well, last time, you put the first Black man in power. How's THAT working for America? Are you KIDDING me?! There is no explanation for that level of stupidity. Yet if a Conservative dares to disagree with you, you resort to name-calling and temper fits because you have no teeth for your arguments. You are literally crazy, and you are dangerous to the future of our country and our children.

It would be great if we could just give NY, California and the New England states to the liberals to do their own thing, and the Conservatives could take the mid-west and Texas. You do your thing, we do ours, and see what happens. What states would be free and solvent in 5 years time? Where would the churches prosper and where would they fail? Which states would have the better educated children who were happy to go to school ? Where would crime rates rise and where would they drop? No brainer. The “C” words always win. Conservatism, Common Sense, Church, Children, Capitalism, Courage, Compassion, Culpability, Consistency, Caring, Closed Borders, and Cooperation. C? Wasn't that easy? You can have the OTHER “C” words, like Common Core and Cynicism, Corruption and Coexistence. Would be an awesome experiment. Anybody IN? LOL!!!!


 The  NEWS                                                                            9-30-2014

              Let's catch up with recent news a bit. The Teflon Muslim is finally admitting that we cannot eradicate ISIS without Boots on the Ground. Of course, WE knew that from the start, didn't we ? It was even discussed right here a few weeks ago, if you care to look back. 

               What Obama has still NOT admitted is the FACT that the rise of ISIS is HIS fault. His weak, inexperienced, and dangerous "Leadership" led to the premature withdrawal of our troops and opened the door wide to the Terrorists known as ISIS. Every death, every drop of blood spilled since then, lies squarely in Obama's lap. 


                The weirdo that breached White House Security last week has been the catalyst for countless meetings and policy changes. Personally, I would have been thrilled to see a handful of Navy Seals and Special Ops breach the Halls of Tyranny from every direction and take the entire place hostage in the name of the American People, but I digress. The trespasser got through the front doors and well INTO the building and in the end, his foolish risk may well make an important point that nothing  else has. Our National Security SUCKS.

                 I wonder how the Obamas feel about having THEIR personal privacy and safety put in peril ? Do they now have a CLUE as to how the rest of us feel ? Will Obama's advisors actually decide that maybe the security of our OWN homeland should be a priority ? Perhaps they should CLOSE THE BORDER ?? I doubt it. The Illegal's future Democratic votes are far too valuable and much more important than our safety is. 


                     We also saw America's First Beheading in the name of Allah this week. The liberal Media continues to spin it as "Workplace Violence" , just as they did with the Fort Hood shootings. Okay, so let's humor the libs and call it; "Workplace Violence resulting from Islamic Extremism and the Infiltration of Shariah Law into American Society". There, now everyone is happy. By the way, this incident would have been much more tragic if the Muslim Loony had not been stopped by a Good Guy with a GUN. Stuff THAT in your ears, Gun Grabbers! 


                      Have you seen the videos from Hong Kong? The people have taken to the streets to demand FREEDOM. They are now but ONE of NUMEROUS countries who have seen mass protests and rebellion against Tyranny and Communism, oppression and Shariah, in 2014. The Media won't tell you! No one reported the arrest and imprisonment of Iceland's corrupt bankers, either. The government does not want you to know that people everywhere are rebelling and hungry for liberty, while WE in America, sit on our lazy asses and watch our freedoms disappear. They don't want you to KNOW the power we hold if we bothered to stand up and unite. "Pay NO Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain"!  Stay stupid, become slaves.


                      The state of New Jersey is considering a new, Draconian law that would make it mandatory for citizens to turn in their firearms. This is of course, Confiscation by Force. Umm, I don't believe that ANYONE has the power to impose an UNCONSTITUTIONAL law or MANDATE to disarm law-abiding Americans. Not only would such an attempt fail, but it would incite riots that would make Ferguson, Missouri look like a day at Disneyland. 

                          This is a fine line that both sides must approach with great caution. Martial Law is Obama's Dream, and those of us who have done our homework know all too well that this government thinks NOTHING of using False Flags to incite panic and civil unrest. Which then leads to our militarized Police Forces stepping in, then the U.N Forces if required, followed by the declaration of Martial Law and the indefinite reign of Barack Obama and friends. Blood WILL flow and neither side is prepared. Fortunately, the so-called, Right-Wing Extremists are better prepared than the liberal lefties. A lot of people believe that the Conservatives are ready, and I agree to a point. When you consider the number of us who are heavily armed and well-trained, we DO out-number even the Government Cops. Yet the government has the CDC, and now they have Ebola. You can't shoot diseases. Pretty scary, huh? Okay, go watch TV now.


                         The Department of Agriculture purchased 85, fully-automatic machine  guns last week.  I guess Cliven Bundy's cattle must be trespassing again. Maybe they have Mad Cow Disease ! OR, maybe it's the people like my brothers and sisters of the Oathkeepers that will be in the sights of those guns. Could be that Dirty Harry and Son are still salivating over that Bundy land and the Japanese money waving under their snotty noses. In any case, be careful not to piss-off your local milk inspector unless you pat him down first. 


                        Andrew Cuomo did a little traveling last week it seems. Poll results strongly suggest that most New Yorkers are not pleased with his travel when there are so many issues to deal with right HERE in NY. Why were 4 governors flown to Afghanistan on the people's tab ? Well, it IS an election year ! It has been 103 days since Cuomo appeared at a single, local event or meeting, nor has he been present at the Capitol or Governor's Mansion in over 30 days. Avoiding the local press? 

                         We know he's sucking up to the downstate Dems. With any luck, he might just be enjoying his final days in office, and even better if he is packing his bags for a stint in Coxsackie.  Cuomo is in serious trouble this time, and it won't be easy to make the Moreland Scandal go away.  My friend FUD, also known as Fred Dicker, was once a Cuomo supporter but all that changed when the Safe Act was forced through. FUD says that Cuomo will hide in the city until after the election, to avoid debating Astorino upstate, where Cuomo is considered Public Enemy Number One.  LOL!! 

                         Cuomo is an accomplished "Hider". He hid when we surrounded the Capitol to protest his violation of our Constitutional Rights. He hid for over a week when the Moreland story broke and no one knew where he was. No One! Now he is hiding from Rob Astorino and the upstate Conservatives. What a Hero ! 


                         To complement our first Beheading in the name of Islam, we now also have our first case of Ebola diagnosed on American soil. This guy traveled to Liberia, and came back to the U.S with a little souvenir that could kill millions of people in a very short time. Sooo, WHY are we allowing free travel between here and the affected countries? Good question. Much like, "Why are our borders wide-open to criminals, terrorists, diseases and human leeches"?    The answer to all these things is very simple. We have these perilous issues facing us all because we do nothing to DEMAND anything different from our Congress. We are reaping what our apathy has sown. Sleep well.