2014 May thru June Posts

   (Due to my own error, April of 2014 was deleted during the transfer process)

May 2014  ARCHIVES

What's RIGHT is RIGHT !                                             5-1-2014

              I could have chosen any one of a number of current events to discuss tonight, there is certainly no shortage of "Breaking News" these days.  For tonight though, I want to talk about two very different issues, one you could not help but hear about, and one I'm sure you did NOT hear about.  Let's call them the Racist and the Lesbian. 

              By now, the Donald Sterling's comments about black basketball players have reached everyone's ears. I am not a sports fan, not even a little bit, and until this week I had never heard of Don Sterling or the Clippers. The Media however, loves a good lynching as long as it isn't Obama or his administration members, so it has been impossible to ignore this matter and the details surrounding it. 

              According to the news sources I have watched, listened to and read, Sterling and his girlfriend had an argument over the phone during which he stated that she hangs around with "Black People". He may have said more, I don't know, but that is ALL the media has released. The girlfriend, who happens to be young enough to be Sterling's daughter, recorded the conversation and turned it over to the NBA officials and the media. Number One: that makes her first a B_tch, and second a vindictive snitch that is no doubt with Sterling only for his money. In any case, recording the statements was not illegal as she was a party to the conversation. Unethical, immoral, and tasteless, but not illegal.

               Naturally, because the statements made by Sterling were directed at blacks, it became national news and has been blown totally out of proportion. Sterling is now banned for life from the NBA, has been fined 2.5 million dollars and other Clippers investors are attempting to force him to sell his interest in the team. So let's take this apart. There are no reports that Sterling ever said the dreaded "N" word, or anything other than "Black People". So, exactly what IS the issue with that? Even if he HAD or DID say more, or use that word that seems so deadly to the quality of grown people's lives these days, so WHAT? So he's prejudice, show me ten people and 8 of them will be racists of some sort or another. 

                Who CARES what he thinks about blacks, or Catholics, or Mexicans for that matter? Does it have any effect on the players, the performance of the team, the money being made, or anything else of importance? NO. I happen to be an Islamaphobic, and am extremely prejudice when it comes to Muslims. SO? It certainly is justified, and in any case, I have a right under the First Amendment to my opinion, and to my Freedom of Speech. So does Don Sterling. Maybe he is crude and tactless, but he has not committed a crime or said anything even CLOSE to what the Democrats say about minorities. See the proof of THAT below!  LBJ was a Raging Racist!

                What right, what power, makes it okay for the NBA to ban and fine anyone for voicing their personal opinion during a conversation in which he had a reasonable expectation of privacy? What makes them think they can FORCE a man to sell his property because they disagree with him, or because a bunch of whiny babies are crying about their fragile, little feelings? Good Heavens people, thicken your skin, get over the inability to take even the slightest criticism or opposition and GROW UP. I would LOVE to see the Archie Bunker Show return and teach all these wet-diapered liberals how to lighten up already! 

                 If Sterling had made a comment that suggested he was intolerant of Christians, Conservatives, Patriots or Priests, we would have NEVER heard about it. BUT, he said something about Black People, so it's a Hate Crime! Blacks, homosexuals, and Muslims are Hands-Off, but the rest of us are fair game? This is without a doubt, the most petty, childish, ridiculous and EXTREME display of the Liberal Double-Standard I have ever seen.  Hundreds of black Americans have come to the defense of Sterling's right to Free Speech, and THEY are the mature examples of American citizens. 

                Get over it, and if you want to take a stand for sports figures of any color or ethnicity, try demanding that they NOT abuse drugs, their wives and girlfriends, and the blessing they received by being able to play a game that earns them millions of dollars a year. If we allow American citizens to be punished for having opinions and prejudices and speaking their minds, what do you think will come next? 

                At MOST, Sterling should have been asked to make a public apology and told to be more tactful. Criminalizing Speech is a dangerous road to travel. 


                  Now, on the other end of the spectrum, a grave injustice has been brought to bear against a South Carolina Police Chief simply for being a Lesbian.  Crystal Moore, the first female police officer in her town, has served 24 years on the force with an exemplary record. She worked her way up from dispatcher to Chief and is loved and appreciated by the residents she serves. 

                  Then along comes a new Mayor, a man named Earl Bullard, known for his hatred of homosexuals.  Bullard wasted no time in calling Moore into his office and making accusations of failure to perform her duty and questioning authority, and fired Moore on the spot. Obviously, Moore's firing had nothing to do with any misconduct and everything to do with Bullard's Homophobia.

                   As a Christian, I am against same-sex marriage, but as an American Patriot, I am FOR the Right to Choose. Being gay is not a crime, and homosexuals should not be criminalized or abused for their choices. How they live their own lives is between them and God and is the business of NO ONE else. Crystal Moore is an excellent police officer and from all reports, a terrific person. Her sexual choices have NOTHING to do with the performance of her job and it is my hope that Mayor Bullard loses HIS. Considering that the community is standing behind their Police Chief, that may well happen! 

                  I do not feel that homosexuality should be encouraged or glorified as is often the case these days, but if that is what someone chooses, then that is their right, and THAT is why our Constitution is SO important. The Constitution protects our freedom to speak and live as we choose with no interference from government or those who disagree with us. We are a FREE people, but if we don't start fighting to retain that freedom, it will be lost, and very, very soon. Crystal Moore has rights, and so does Don Sterling, and NO man has the power to take those rights away or punish these people for exercising them.  

                  If no one is aggrieved, there is no crime. Yet our government is seeking to criminalize EVERYTHING that they don't "LIKE" or doesn't fit with their Agenda. Abuse of power must be stopped, whether it is in D.C, in Nevada, or in South Carolina, in Albany or New Lebanon. Maybe you believe it doesn't matter to you, that you will never be affected by the over-reach and excessive laws. You are fooling yourself. It WILL knock on YOUR door eventually. America was built by the  STRONG,  people who would never fall to pieces over name-calling or ruin someone's life over whom they choose to love. The Founders believed in FREEDOM in every aspect of life, and many died to protect and defend it. What's YOUR excuse? 


Folks, You’re Missing the Point About Donald Sterling

By Clash Daily / 30 April 2014 /

Allen B West – Have we come to the point that private conversations can be taped and released in the public domain in order to ruin the livelihood –pursuit of happiness — of private citizens? Ms. Stiviano, or whomever, knew exactly what they wanted the end result to be as they released this tape to TMZ.

Is this the “new normal?” Is this a violation of our privacy rights? Ok, so what types of conversations occur in the privacy of the NBA locker rooms, or the homes of the players? Yes, this is indeed a slippery slope as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban asserted.

Fox News host and commentator Greg Gutfeld applauded this moment because of the consensus outrage being displayed. But I believe this outrage misplaced, or more accurately, mis-prioritized. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sterling’s behavior was “dangerous to the NBA.”

Where is the cultural, public outrage over a behind closed door comment such as referring to the State of Israel as an “apartheid state?” Probably most of America doesn’t know who said it or even what “aparteid” means.

Or how about the outrage that should have come when our own president leaned over to then-Russian President Medvedev sayng, “Tell Putin that after my reelection I will have more flexibility” and of course Medvedev said, “I will tell Vladimir.” And now we know what that “flexibility” has allowed.

Aren’t those “private” chats reflective of behavior that is dangerous for the United States?

Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/04/question-sterlings-comments-cause

(I know who said it!  John Kerry said it!!!)


April 29, 2014

SC town protests firing of lesbian chief by anti-gay mayor

Chief Crystal Moore became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force — until she was ordered into the mayor's office and fired


By David Zucchino
Los Angeles Times

LATTA, S.C. — Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force  until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired.

Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting.

Crystal Moore, the lesbian police chief in tiny Latta, S.C., was abruptly fired  by the town mayor on April 15 after 23 years on the police force. (David Zucchino/Los Angeles Times/MCT Image)

But since the mayor was caught on tape condemning homosexuals, Moore and many Latta residents have come to believe she was fired because she is a lesbian.

"I heard that tape and thought, OK, that's the reason," Moore said. "I was fired because of my sexual orientation."

Hours after Moore was fired, residents of the town of 1,350 people thronged to Town Hall, berating the mayor and demanding the reinstatement of the woman they call "Miss Crystal." The next day, more than 100 people staged a silent vigil in support of Moore.

At an emergency council meeting last week, nearly 200 residents, some carrying protest signs, descended on town officials to demand Moore's return. Two petitions seeking her reinstatement drew more than 500 signatures each. The Town Council gave Moore a 6-0 vote of confidence and has set a referendum vote for next month to strip the mayor of his firing authority and give it to the council, where a majority favors Moore's reinstatement. A website, Stand With Chief Crystal Moore, has so far raised more than $5,200 for her living expenses.

The mayor has not discussed his reasons for firing her  confidential personnel policies don't allow him to elaborate, he has said. Bullard did not respond to request from the Los Angeles Times for comment. In an interview April 21 with local television station WPDE in Myrtle Beach, he said Moore's firing had nothing to do with her sexual identity.

"They say I fired her because of her sexuality, and nothing could be farther from the truth," Bullard told the station. "That has nothing to do with this."

Moore has been a fixture in town for two decades in her blue police uniform and silver badge. She checked on sick people, made sure residents had heat and shelter during a February ice storm and was the resource officer at the local high school. She volunteered at the annual Christmas in the Park pageant and at the Haunted Forest Halloween festival.

"Crystal's sexuality has never even been talked about  nobody cares," said Janette W. Dupree, the town's municipal judge. "We see her as just Crystal. She's loved and respected, and she's very, very good at her job."

Jarett Taylor, the town councilman who recorded the mayor's rant against gays, said he was surprised by the vehement response to Moore's firing.

"I mean, we're a laid-back little country farm town that doesn't get real upset about anything," Taylor said.

At the simple white frame house she shares with her partner, Moore, 42, tried to make sense of what had befallen her as Latta's longest-serving public official.

"I was crushed," she said of the mayor's taped comments. "My personal life has nothing to do with my job."

On April 15, Moore said, she met with Bullard, who turned on a tape recorder and ordered her to recite and then sign the list of reprimands. When she refused to sign because she considered the allegations "bogus," he told her: "Your services are no longer needed. Turn in your badge, your gun and your keys."

After Bullard was elected unopposed in December, Moore said, she heard rumors that he was anti-gay and that she and another lesbian town employee should "watch our backs." Moore and a council member confronted the mayor at a council meeting in February, asking him if he had a problem with Moore's job performance or sexual orientation.

According to a recording of the meeting, the mayor denied that he was a "bigot or prejudicial" and was satisfied with her job performance.
On March 13, Bullard was more candid about his opinions. In a recorded phone call with Taylor, Bullard said: "I would much rather have  and I will say this to anybody's face  somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. Because that ain't the damned way it's supposed to be."

The mayor went on: "I'm telling you, buddy, I don't agree with some of the lifestyles I see portrayed. ... I'm not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I'm not going to see them do it with two men neither." Referring to gay couples with children, Bullard said: "Who's to say you aren't going to do something to that child?"

Taylor released the tape to a local TV station after Moore was fired to buttress his contention that the mayor fired Moore because she is gay. Taylor said he taped the conversation because he and other council members had been at odds with the mayor over several issues. South Carolina is one of 38 "one-party consent" states that permit recorded telephone conversations if one participant approves.

Moore has been heartened by the support. The town's eight full-time police officers want her back, she said, and she's received hundreds of Facebook messages from people around the country. "The town has been awesome," she said. "They've clapped for me and stood behind me, and that spoke for the job I've done."

Moore has wanted to be a police officer since she saw a cop on patrol while she was riding a school bus at age 9. She said she came out as gay in her early 20s, but that did not halt her rise from junior patrol officer to police chief. "Nobody cared about that because they know I did my job, and I did it well," she said. "But now ... my dream is gone."

Burnette, the lawyer, said she has requested a grievance procedure to seek Moore's reinstatement. "We'll give the mayor a chance to make it right, bless his heart," she said.

State Rep. James Smith has introduced a bill that would ban employers in South Carolina from firing employees for their sexual orientation.

Mayor Bullard's comments don't reflect the attitudes of most South Carolinians, Smith said, and "the good people of Latta have shown they don't agree with the views of the mayor."

For Dupree, the municipal judge, Moore's sudden firing has had one positive effect: "It's brought this town together."

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Copyright 2014 Los Angeles Times


 Pandemics                                                                   5-3-2014

            I would like to begin tonight by stating the obvious: A lot of you are not strong enough to face the reality of what is happening in America. In February of this year, I posted several pieces about the danger of Islam and even added actual photos of the results of their violent beliefs. It is my usual practice to warn readers about graphic photos that will appear at the bottom of my pages, thereby giving YOU the choice as to whether to view them or not. Tonight, as I archived the posts of February 2014, I realized that many of the people that live in my very own town, would most likely deny the authenticity of the photos and the acts they depict. You can lead a horse to water.....

           It's important to me to be VERY clear about my blatant opposition to Political Correctness or in hiding hard truths just to save someone's sensitive feelings. I believe that as American citizens, we should be fearless, strong, and informed and take up the sword when necessary to preserve and protect the integrity of the greatest nation that has ever existed. If you are a Muslim sympathizer, I feel sorry for you only because you are in denial, but not because you may be "offended" by my words. It isn't easy or pleasant to look upon beheaded Christians, beaten and bloodied children and mothers who were raped being stoned to death by their own sons and husbands, but these are the realities of Islam. If the truth about this cult of death is too much for you to face, you need to find another blog to read where you can learn to arrange flowers or some such sissy thing. Just  sayin'.


                  A lot of people believe that our government intends to deliberately infect millions of Americans with a deadly virus in the near future. Far-Fetched?  Probably, but then again, nothing this administration does surprises me anymore. In reality, I think that even the radicals that are presently in power would be hesitant to endanger their own loved ones with a contagious killer.  Yes, they would be immunized in advance, but nothing is foolproof, so why chance it? 

                  There are wildly wealthy lunatics that are obsessed with dramatically reducing the population. Ted Turner is one, Bill Gates is another, and many members of the Bilderberg Group share this goal. They have the means, but thus far, lack the cajones.  If you really think about it, a deadly pandemic need not require a bacteria or a virus at all. All that is needed is contagion and rapid spread of "something" destructive to the pillars of our country's foundation. Looking at it from that perspective, it becomes clear that America is ALREADY infected with not one, but TWO killer diseases. One is of course, Liberalism, and the other is Islam.

                  Both of these diseases have existed for longer than any of US can remember, but not until the last few decades has liberalism been as loud, intrusive and deplorable as it now is. Not until the Obama administration have we seen such devastating results of the Left-Wing Ideology.  Islam?  Well, have YOU ever known ANY other president to appoint our enemies to high-level positions in our own government?  Can you remember a time prior to 2008 that our elementary schools refused to provide Kosher lunches to Jewish students but provided Halal food to Muslim ones? They do NOW! 

                 In the UK, all the Subway Sandwich Shops have stopped serving all pork products in a submissive surrender to the outcry of Muslims. Think America will be far behind?  Can you imagine Reagan allowing so much as the SUGGESTION of a mosque at Ground Zero? Or JFK having Muslim "Czars" in the White House and Pentagon?  No American leader EVER, would have allowed a Japanese citizen within a mile of the White House in 1942, or a German in 1935, so why are we allowing Muslims access to our secrets and security after they have killed thousands of Americans on our own soil? 

                  Those of you who buy into the B.S of there being "Moderate" Muslims, are ignorant, gullible and a danger to the rest of us. There is NOTHING moderate, peaceful or beautiful about Islam. It is an evil cult and its doctrine is one of hate, torture, rape, pedophilia, oppression and male dominance. Men marry baby girls and can have sex with them as soon as they are old enough to "support the weight of a man on top of them". FACT. Men have sex with animals and justify it as being  "clean" as long as he has no woman to satisfy his needs. A woman who is raped is buried up to her neck and stoned to death while the rapist goes unpunished. Women and children who disobey a man are burned beyond recognition by acid, and On and ON, all in the name of ALLAH. 

                  HOW is it, that American liberals can defend, welcome or even ALLOW this evil to be practiced in America? There is a "Christian" pastor in Stephentown that I have argued this issue with. SHE insists that Islam is a "beautiful" religion and the Koran a book of peace and love. Did she read it in ENGLISH??? This is a woman who has always been very liberal which makes her contrary to all that the Bible teaches.  She obviously does NOT know the Koran OR the Bible, as Christianity is about Salvation, which she does not teach, and God is very clear that women are NOT to be pastors

                  Much like Catholic Priests, and pastors who are homosexual, she is condemning her own flock to Hell. This is NOT my opinion, this is God's Word. It is sad, frightening and destructive, but as in all things, I must support their freedom to choose for themselves how to worship or whether to worship at all. We can disagree, warn and pray, but we cannot presume to make choices for anyone but ourselves. That is what Freedom is all about.  ISLAM however, is NOT a religion, but a cult, condemned by our Forefathers generations ago. It has NO place, no business in America and is not protected by our First Amendment. If we do not follow the example of other countries like Ireland, Scotland, Germany,  and just today, RUSSIA, and BAN this evil from our country, it will be our undoing. (Putin ordered all Korans burned today). 

                    Barack Hussein Obama is a card-carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood and has used OUR money to arm and strengthen radical Islamists abroad. He has assisted them in over-taking numerous small countries, invited them into our midst, given them positions of power in our government, and failed to protect our ally Israel, against them. This should terrify you!

                     There is no inoculation or antidote for the liberal and Islamic pandemics of evil that have now infiltrated our country except for knowledge, awareness and a STRONG resistance by the American people.  The government will take NO action on our behalf any more than they did for Christopher Stevens. The government is the germ that bred these diseases.  We can only stop the spread by uniting against it, arming ourselves with facts and the Armor of God and wading into the mire.  Are you a soldier or a defector, a victor or a victim?  It's time to pick a side. 


Judge Jeannine Accuses Obama of Dereliction of Duty. Calls for Impeachment. 



 Economic Development and the PEOPLE of New Lebanon              5-5-2014

                  See the question above? Well, HAVE you? You won't read them in our Town Hall Meeting Room or anywhere else in any Town Building. Despite several requests for a framed copy to be hung in the meeting room, Benson has ignored the need. Tells me that the Bill of Rights is not of value to him, but old pictures of the town farmlands, ARE. Whatever. 

                   I'm not here tonight to discuss the stubborn, opinionated Supervisor, I want to address the Economic Development Committee. As you already are aware, I find that panel to be of great concern to the future of this town and the people who live and work here. Not that I don't think it's admirable for residents to volunteer their time for the betterment of the community, I think that's a necessity and I appreciate the efforts of all volunteers for any community project. What concerns me is : 1) The people who make up this board, and 2) the secrecy in which it operates. 

                   Why do the members concern me? To begin with, every single one of them is a Benson supporter, relative or donor. No surprise, considering that this EDC was his brain-child and that he stacked it with his personal choices. Sound familiar?  ALL of the members are business-people, extremely wealthy, well-connected or a combination of the above.Regardless of their party affiliations, they are ALL left-wing. Not a bi-partisan board in any way, shape or form. Several of these Committee members are NY City transplants or part-time residents and two of them do not reside in Lebanon at all! Yes, they own businesses here and pay taxes on that property, but they are NOT residents. Here is the list of members:

1) Chairman: Max Gitter

2) Vice Chair: Sharon Moon

3)Larry Benson

4) Mike Benson

5) Doug Clark

6) Peggy Hawkins

7) Melanie Hunt

8) Linda Hursa

9) Sunny Kumar

10) Fiona Lally

11) Heather Van Oort

12) Sue and Gaston Roberts

13) Monte Wasch

14) Robert Weber

15) Jack Yurish


             Any Conservative who cares about this town should be appalled after reading that list. Bear in mind as you review the names, the past history of some of these folks in local , political issues that were more than a little unethical.  Such as the attempt to meet in Benson's business office in Albany behind the back of then -Supervisor, Meg Robertson. Max Gitter's comments at a 2013 TB Meeting, that his philosophy as an attorney is; "No Harm, No Foul", in other words, the ends justify the means regardless of whom it hurts. This from a man who was responsible for the destruction of an entire village of people in South America for monetary gain. Gitter also is the one who screamed at Trina Porte in the deplorable, Planning Board Meeting and told her that the proposals for a supermarket at Tilden Road and Rt. 20 were, "None of her business!".Trina is a sitting member of the Planning Board, so I beg to differ. It most certainly IS her business! 

            I FOILed info on the EDC, and Max Gitter replied to me personally via email. It was he who supplied the list of members and some other information I will share with you momentarily. He claims that he has "lived" in New Lebanon for 32+ years, but that is not true. He has been a property-owner for that many years, but has NEVER been a full-time resident. He is a resident of NY City and still runs a high-end law firm there. Gitter also informed me that the EDC is a "Private" group that is not a part of town government and therefore not subject to FOIL, OML, or any requirement to take minutes or open meetings to the public. So let's look at that,shall we? 

            When any group of superior elitists presume to 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 15 people to huddle in private and make decisions for the rest of us? Some of these decisions include the following:

1) Heritage Center (this is a definite asset to the town and an excellent result of the EDC's efforts, however, did anyone other than the EDC and Mike Benson know anything about it BEFORE it appeared? Was anyone else allowed to provide input or suggestions?) 

2) Supermarket ( a definite need, but not one that should be planned and discussed in private)

3) Hamlet Revitalization Project: ( the EDC raised the required 10,000 dollars in private donations to pay the Behan Design Group the remaining half of their fee that was not provided by the town and taxpayers. Admirable, but this definitely ties them TO the town  as they have been assisting and consulting with Behan. )

4)Promotion of Tourism: ( do we ALL want to attract tourists to our little town and put up with their rude behavior and treatment of the locals, the excessive traffic and BAD drivers, and more la-la cafes and antique shops? Definitely NOT, according to almost every person I have asked!) 

5) Behold New Lebanon Project: ( now this makes me a little nauseous. Owners of "Second Homes" want to give "Tours" of their estates and provide lectures and behind-the-scenes tours of their friend's businesses and hobby farms to "Weekenders and Tourists". Talk about opinionated? )

6) Bank:( Apparently the EDC was instrumental in ousting the Bank of America. We may have a bank that is a little better now, but who is the EDC to make this decision and take this action?) 

7) NY State Forest: (expansion of Hand Hollow Conservation area to attract tourism and recreation. Are the abutting land-owners aware of this and agreeable to it?)

8) Dunkin Donuts: ( the EDC, in their own words, is "Assisting the Supervisor in bringing this business to Lebanon". Oh REALLY? Who says we WANT a Dunkin Donuts in Lebanon? Mike Benson? Certainly not Stewarts or Buckys !) 

9) Shaker Mt. Canning: ( this site on Rt. 20 that was the former Shaker Mountain Canning Company,  and was purchased by the owner of Hilltown Pork in Canaan. A smokehouse operation has been approved and that's fine with most of us, I'm sure. What is not fine, is that the EDC has been assisting the new owner with a lawsuit that resulted from his business plan being opposed and in expanding his business, while endangering existing businesses by bringing in competition like Dunkin Donuts.)

10) Hess Station Site: ( The EDC actually wants Hess to foot the bill for converting this site to a more productive and attractive use. I know that one of the suggestions of the EDC was to put a Tourist Information Booth and Gazebo on the site. Yeah, I'm SURE Hess will jump right on THAT!) 

11) Taxi and Livery Service: (Fine, who cares? What we SHOULD care about is the fact that the EDC is already working closely with an un-named, local businessman to make this a reality. Again, NO input from the PEOPLE. )

                  I feel strongly, that something as important and with such a potential impact to 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 here. Fifteen people are making decisions for us ALL, and if that doesn't describe a Socialist Structure, nothing DOES! How can a "Private" Committee take actions that will affect our tax base and NOT be a Town Entity subject to open meetings laws and the taking of minutes?  How can they presume to make decisions that will affect the lives of every resident of this town with NO input from the people, no KNOWLEDGE of the PEOPLE? 

                  Now, get THIS; Gitter tells me that the EDC has allowed certain individuals to attend their meetings by "Invitation", but these people are what the EDC refers to as: "Economic Actors".  Are you KIDDING me? LOL!!  Economic Actors ?? What the heck is THAT supposed to mean, other wealthy, connected Liberals like themselves?  Well, let's look at that, here are a few of the "Invited" :

1) Howard Commander (business owner- Gitter says he has met with the EDC several 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 ( Farmer- she claims to have declined the invitation) see correction below

6) Bud Godfroy ( Benson's Boy and Door- Locker of the Republican Caucus)

7) Eloise Trainor (former owner of the Triple Nickel- retired Pro-Golfer)

8) Ruth Abram ( HUGE donor to Benson's campaigns- NY City Transplant)

9) Craig Westcott ( don't have a CLUE who HE is)

10) Christine Dreyfus ( don't know why, except she is a Benson supporter and makes Maple Syrup for Larry Benson)

11) Tony Murad ( local developer-Benson supporter)

12) Richard Beckwith ( Owner of former Cannery and Hilltown Pork)

Correction( C. Creech did in fact attend an EDC meeting by invitation on one occasion, to ensure that the importance of farming in our town was highlighted in the Development Plan. Cynthia is a stock farmer and has been rescuing and breeding the rare Randall Breed for 28 years.)

              Now, do NOT misread me here, I want NOTHING to do with the EDC or its members, not even if it PAID ! However, there are many other business owners in Lebanon that have not been contacted or invited by the EDC to sit-in on one of their little planning parties. As a matter of fact, my husband and I are business owners of Cabin Fever Enterprises and we have never heard from them, or the LVBA. I guess none of us are "Economic Actors". LOLOL!!! Like in high school, you either belong to the "clique" or you don't! LOL!!! 

                One more serious consideration. I have it on good authority, that Gitter intends to drive out businesses he and his elitist co-members find "undesirable". I would imagine this might include the two head shops and the OTB, which wouldn't be a BAD thing, since these are not the most honorable of businesses, BUT, what if they don't stop there? What if they decide they don't like Smitty's Pizza or Bucky's Bagels or Thruway Beverage?  They got rid of the bank they didn't "Like".  I STRONGLY suggest that anyone who finds this committee and its actions to be as high-handed as I do, take your opinion to the Town Board members a.s.a.p. 

               The regular folks of this town, the ones who support the local businesses, pay the bulk of the taxes, have had family here for generations, deserve to know what the EDC is discussing, how it will affect us in the long term, and even if we agree with it or not! These are NOT issues that should be hidden behind closed doors! 


 Civil Disobedience - It's TIME !                                 5-9-2014

                 Okay, so people tell me that saying things like I am going to say here tonight will get me "Flagged" by the government. Now THAT'S funny! Believe me, I was flagged a LONG time ago, and then AGAIN just last week. I am now one of the many New York State residents to have been labeled a "Domestic Terrorist" by Judge A. Gail Prudenti and the FBI.  WHY? Well, I am a Common Law Jury Member, and all of us, in every county in the state, have been flagged. Many have already been visited by FBI investigators. LOL!!!

                 This my friends, is what happens when an American citizen DARES to question the authority of a tyrannical government that operates outside of Constitutional Law. Ya know what?  Who CARES? Let them do what they must, we will NOT back down.  Judge Prudenti should be ashamed of herself and banned from calling herself an American. Common Law is the People's Law, it is valid and powerful, ethical and Constitutional and we WILL use it to fight back against the unjust laws imposed upon us by this gangster government and court system. Arresting us for exercising our legal rights would be a grave mistake on the part of any Law Enforcement Agency, as it would lend serious strength and validity to our case, and they KNOW it. 

                  WHY else would the courts of this state violate the law in an attempt to prevent our actions under Common Law? After decades of ensuring that the Common Law be viewed as out-dated and irrelevant, they are not about to sit quietly as we prove otherwise. Well guess what? We are no longer willing to sit quietly either.  We make no threat of violent action, only LEGAL action. It is not the PEOPLE who are violent and injurious, it is the government. 

                   For instance, do you know that in the Carolinas and several other states, it is now ILLEGAL to be homeless? Of course not, because the mainstream media will not TELL you. They won't tell you that they are rounding up the homeless in their cities and placing them in what they call "Shelters" outside the urban areas. These so-called shelters just happen to have guards,and razor-wire fencing, and no one can leave without prior approval. A trip to town for any reason can only take place in a shuttle manned with monitors who will accompany the homeless individual on their "business" and return them "safely" to the "Shelter" when their business is completed. 

                   Ever see a shelter like THAT? No, but if you know history, you HAVE seen interment camps that are EXACTLY like that! First the homeless, THEN who? The unemployed? The drug-users, alcoholics, deadbeat dads, WHO? Little by little by little, and maybe no one notices. So why am I bothering to tell all this to people who can't even stand up to a Town Supervisor in a town of 2400 souls? Maybe I like to waste my time and effort, or maybe I hope that just ONE person will be spurred into action as a result. LOOK at our government!  Is this America anymore? 


      So, Here Goes Nothin'!

I have been wading through the dirty litter-box of politics for seven years now. I have made friends and enemies, taken successful actions and lost some battles, but one thing I have never done is Give Up. There are days that I want nothing more than to pull the covers up over my head and escape through sleep, or just throw up my hands and quit, walk away and join the blissfully ignorant. Every time I come close to surrender, God says, “You are not done yet”.

God likes to teach, and he is rarely a gentle teacher. When God has a lesson for you, he wants you to remember it always, to carry it with you and never need a refresher course. So he makes his lessons hard, and even painful sometimes. This is how we are strengthened.

Since the first election of Barack Obama, tragedy that it was, America has become more and more divided. This deliberate agenda of division among Americans has been very successful, and now in 2014, we find ourselves at war with one another while the world burns at the hands of Islam. The necessary steps to lead a nation into Socialism have all been taken save for one; the disarmament of the citizenry. Once that happens, SHOULD it happen, the fight will be over and the war lost. Obama has carefully injected Muslim Extremists into our Federal Government, funded them in the Middle East with OUR money and against our wishes, and been a major player in the takeover of numerous countries by the Muslim Brotherhood of which he himself is a member.

The Left supports it, the Right sleeps. Those who ARE awake, informed and active in the fight to save our country, are growing tired and frustrated. We need a WIN to re-energize us, and hopefully, that will come with this new Benghazi investigation. If the Right can take the House in November, we will see light at the end of the tunnel at last, and that too will fuel the fires of Freedom once again. IF, IF, IF. In the meantime, the Patriots stand at the ready, but they WAIT. They TALK, Complain, discuss and share their objections on Social Media. Some of us write political blogs and try to get out and share the need for unity and FORCE before the government uses those assets upon US.

Government agencies are armed to the teeth with military weapons, vehicles and training, and our police departments are now armies. Free speech is being criminalized and the right to peaceably assemble is now limited to certain “Zones” while protestors are being physically abused and arrested for their WORDS and OPINIONS. Our law enforcement has become lawless, abusive, tyrannical and extremely dangerous. People are fed-up, angry, frightened, and on the verge of violence, and still the government continues to push the envelope. Still, the people TALK. Talk time is OVER, folks. It is time for nationwide, Civil Disobedience. We saw it work in Connecticut, we are seeing it work in NY, and it will work everywhere if we all take part and just say NO to unConstitutional, over-reaching, and unethical authority.

No longer do we need to assemble in public places with signs and megaphones, no more do we have to appeal to deaf politicians that are supposed to represent us, and NO more do we have to take the abuse of stringent laws that are not laws at all! Wanna talk on Facebook ? Okay, TALK. Talk about resistance without violence. Share your Oath to obey only the laws that our Founding Fathers set down for us and to hold the government to its limits of power. The letters and demonstrations have gotten us nowhere. The media is useless and bias, and the politicians are protected. So how DO we fight for our rights? By STANDING. By KNOWING our rights as well as we know our own addresses and exercising them as openly and often as possible, every single day!

We have the right to Free Speech, so SPEAK. NO political correctness. If a Muslim or minority is offended by truth and opinions, so be it. That is THEIR problem, THEIR insecurity, and THEY need to deal with it, not the courts, not the police and not YOU. Defend others who are persecuted for exercising their rights, regardless of whether you agree with them or not. A basketball team owner that makes racist comments may not be honorable or even NICE, but he has the right to voice his opinion and feelings, period. Defend him. A Mayor that fires a lesbian Police Chief with an exemplary record just because she is Gay, must be removed. Defend HER. You may not agree with homosexuality, but you MUST defend her right to not be fired for exercising her freedom to choose.

If a criminal is killed by a police officer and the cop was justified, defend him, whether the criminal was black, white or purple! If the cop was wrong and over-stepped his authority, defend the victim, regardless of race or religion. We ALL know wrong from right, yes, even the liberals and racists of all colors, though they would rather die than admit it. ALWAYS defend what is right and be blind to the skin color of those involved!!! It's THAT simple. DO NOT fall prey to the race card, to whining special-interest groups, to sob stories of hardships and bad childhoods. We are ALL responsible for our OWN actions as adults, and THAT is what we need to return to in America, self-accountability. So SPEAK your opinion, SHOUT truth, and tolerate nothing that is not morally, ethically and Constitutionally RIGHT.

DISOBEY laws that were instituted by Executive Order, Message of Necessity, or in violation of our natural and legal rights. Obey nothing that God would not have you obey. Pay your taxes, but fight for the abolition of the IRS in the meantime. Obey traffic safety laws and use courtesy at traffic stops, but never, EVER allow yourself to be illegally detained, searched or questioned by a police officer. Say NOTHING. Take videos of interactions with police, you have the right to tape them! Actions and unity will win the fight, not sharing and whining. If every single one of us who call ourselves Patriots, will stand up and demand Constitutionality from our government officials and police agencies, defy what we know is illegal and tyrannical, and teach others to do the same, we WILL win.  

Nothing is more powerful than being informed, knowing our rights, carrying copies of the Bill of Rights with us if necessary, making copies and handing them out to everyone we see, knowing what our schools are teaching and NOT teaching and holding them accountable, pushing our pastors and church families to get involved, exposing the media for their bias, speaking to youth groups, seniors, and policing our Town Boards. GO to meetings of the School Board, your town council, your county supervisors, etc., and be aware and vocal. Is there a copy of the Bill of Rights hanging in your town hall? If not, demand it! Is there one in your public school office? Do the same. Know someone who is arrested under the NY Safe Act? Call the Oathkeepers and we will come. Build a support group among your like-minded family and friends, people that will stand with you at a moment's notice at these meetings and court appearances, etc.

Buy your pastor a copy of the “Patriot's Handbook of Political Action for Pastors and Churches”. This is available at : www.LC.org for about two bucks. This is a priceless reference for Pastors and citizens in general, and informs us of the Truth about the gagging of churches by the IRS. Pastors do NOT have to be silent about political issues, nor SHOULD they be! Remember that we as Americans, do not have to comply with unjust laws. Bear always in mind that the government and all the officials at every level, are our EMPLOYEES. WE rule, not THEM. USE your power, KNOW your power, and SPEAK OUT. Stop being intimidated by tyrants, minorities, cults, racists, police, political correctness and threats of being charged with a Hate Crime. There is NO such thing. You deserve what you accept, so stop accepting!

Folks, we can yell, write, protest and complain forever, but nothing will change until WE change. Until WE stand up and defend ourselves and one another. Now go out and DISOBEY! 


The Militarization of Police


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  Below is a Constitution Card you can copy and print to carry with you.  I strongly recommend it.


 HOT Time in the Old Town Tonight !!!!                                       5-13-2014

      Holy Crow, where do I start !?! The Town Board kicked off the evening with a public hearing on the never-ending, Covenant Circle road issue.  The place was PACKED , and a Deputy Sheriff was on duty. It wasn't Todd, this was a guy I have never seen before.  A full board was in attendance which was nice to see for a change. Both reporters were present, as was the lawyer for the residents of Cov. Circle , Attorney Bill Betters.  Mr. Betters had dared to write a scathing letter to our board in reference to Highway Super, Jeff Winestock. Thanks to Jack Pandy, the letter was read aloud . 

      It was pretty appalling to hear what Betters had to say about Jeff. He accused Jeff of having a "Personal Agenda" against the Covenant Circle development because the area was once Jeff's favorite hunting ground before the homes were built.  LOL!!  He also requested that Jeff be excluded from the entire process as prejudicial ! Betters went on about "Ethics" and I had to laugh, knowing what I know about HIM !  Mr. Betters was fired by the County of Rensselaer for Sexual Harassment on the job. Seems he couldn't keep his lewd comments OR his hands to himself. 

      As if the room wasn't hot enough, and it was HOT, Jeff Winestock's rebuttal was amazing. There is absolutely nothing more entertaining that Jeff when he is wound up. He did not disappoint tonight ! He stated his case, cleared up any suspicion that he might be biased against the Covenant project, and explained that the work necessary to bring that road up to town code would be prohibitively expensive. He believes that the taxpayers have a right to know the entire story and the cost to the town to take over this road. He's right, of course. 

       I understand the feelings of the residents of Covenant, they pay taxes too, and they have expensive homes on a road that is in very bad condition.  Yet at the same time, that's a chance we take when buying in a Private Community with a Homeowner's Association and Dues. When you choose to be "Private" , you get "Private".  It's a shame, but that's the way it is. It's a tangled mess in any case, and too involved to go into details here. If you are interested, I recommend you talk to a resident or two of Covenant Circle,or to Jeff Winestock,  or attend the public meetings concerning it. 

        Everyone in the room was melting, and Kent Pratt turned the A.C on , SEVERAL times, but someone at the back of the room kept getting up and turning it off, complaining that they couldn't hear ! I admit, the A.C, brand-spanking NEW, is VERY loud and does drown out the board members when they're speaking. This is something that needs to be addressed now that the hot weather is here. With almost every seat filled tonight, the heat was exacerbated by all the bodies and no shortage of hot air, either ! Seems to ME and several other folks that were present, that SOMEONE could have opened some damn windows if the A.C was such an issue, or even the 2 doors to allow a cross-flow of air into the room.  DUH!!!  A few folks claimed to be comfortable, but they were the minority, and as for ME, well I am fat and menopausal and I was HOT ! Even Brucey was mopping his head every two minutes.  It was awful, and inexcusable. 

        After the public hearing was closed, a few people left, but far from enough. There were the whiners from East Nassau that stayed to see what would happen with the Noise Ordinance that was proposed by one of them a few months back. Another shot at the Racetrack, of course. Howard Commander was present, his usual, unshakeable self. The issue went nowhere tonight anyway, because the Czar stated that the board needed MUCH more information on noise ordinances in general before they could address one here. Trina presented the Czar with some facts about Open Meetings Law and the violations he has incurred, and the exchange became heated, with the Czar telling Trina that if she wanted to accuse him of a "Plethora" of violations, she would have to get up a lot earlier in the morning.  I betcha 5 bucks, she WILL ! 

       Brucey and the Czar also got into a hot exchange over Brucey's position as Town Buildings Liaison. Apparently the Czar has not been responding to Brucey's emails and has as usual, been conducting business on his own in regard to the building improvements, excluding Brucey.  Brucey told him in not so many words to "Do it himself and shove the liaison job".  The Czar actually was hypocritical enough to say, "We have far more important things to spend our money on than the Town Hall" !!!  Brucey also refused to vote on excluding Jeff from the Covenant Circle project as did Matt Larabee. So the wording was changed and that was settled. 

        Town Attorney , Andy Howard was read the riot act by Mark Baumli over the law pertaining to Meeting Minutes. Andy had given Mark false information at a previous meeting and Mark was LIVID. He told Andy he expected an apology. Then we had the Privilege of the Floor.  A couple I will not name right now, had some comments on the noise ordinance proposal. These people have lived here at least 35 years that I know of, on the County Rt. 9 end of Gale Hill Rd.  They actually were complaining about the couple of nights a year that the track has special events that include the Rocket Car. After 35 years, you start complaining?  I could go on and tell you things about this couple that would keep you awake at night, but I won't go there. Suffice it to say, that I find it difficult to even look at them, knowing the things I do.  Yes, they are THAT evil. 

          I gotta tell ya folks, that I find it kinda nice that I rarely have to say anything at all in the town board meetings anymore. People are WAKING UP. There was even a new couple at the meeting tonight that I have been trying to interest in local government for a long time, and it was terrific to see them there! They chose a perfect night to attend with all the issues and in-fighting. The meeting lasted for THREE hours, and not one minute was boring. A LOT was said about the money paid to the Behan Group for the Hamlet Revitalization study ! Apparently, our board paid them money they did not have and never approved a budget amendment for !  Cynthia Creech had ALL her ducks in a row on THAT one and the Czar couldn't wiggle out if he had been greased with Crisco. It was a beautiful thing. I suggested he "Get up earlier in the morning". 

         Motion to adjourn was met with raised hands by everyone in the room, not just a second from a council member. We had ALL had enough. 

                                          Before I close, I want to mention something I became aware of just last night, and I was SO upset that I almost blogged about it at 4 this morning.  I had NO idea about this, and I SHOULD have.  The Head of the CIA recently converted to Islam.  This should absolutely terrify you ! Here is a short video from a terrific veteran that will explain exactly what is happening in America with the infiltration of Islam. God Help Us.               JJ

The Islamic Takeover and Endangerment of our Military


         Judge Jeannine Speaks on the Benghazi Investigation


Holocaust Survivor Speaks about Obama vs Hitler




Sen. Schumer emerges as surprise key player in Benghazi scandal

What was U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. doing at the White House until midnight on the night of the Benghazi attacks?
What was U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. doing at the White House until midnight on the night of the Benghazi attacks?Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images
What was U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. doing at the White House until midnight on the night of the Benghazi attacks?Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

May 7, 2014

In a surprise disclosure today that is sure to impact the scope and direction of the upcoming select committee's investigation into the Benghazi massacre, investigators say that U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. has emerged as a key player in the scandal. So far after a year and a half since the massacre took place, Schumer's name has never been connected to any of the events on the night a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were slaughtered by Islamist terrorists at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

But investigators now have poured over the White House visitors' log and discovered that Sen. Schumer signed into the White House on the night of the Benghazi attacks. Schumer logged into the White House at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 11, 2012 and logged out at 11:59 p.m.

Schumer entered the White House at roughly the same time as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There is, however, some discrepancy as to the time line. It was previously reported that Panetta and Demspey met with Obama at 5 p.m. But it is easy to account for the discrepancy. Panetta and Dempsey were meeting in the Oval Office with Obama. Schumer, on the other hand, met with his chief of staff, Michael Lynch, at Democratic Policy and Communications Center, along with former Schumer Deputy Press Secretary Christopher Scribner, and Pete Rouse, Legal Counsel to the President.

Thus, one of the objectives of Schumer's visit to the White House was to gather his top aides for a meeting with Obama's Chief Legal Counsel. But why?

Further, investigators report that long after Schumer's meeting with Rouse he stayed in the White House until roughly midnight, long after all other parties in the West Wing had logged out. Again, why?

Answers are few at this time. But at the bare minimum it is safe to say that it is highly unusual for a U.S. senator to be at the White House until midnight on the very night that a massacre that killed Americans was taking place in a volatile region of the world. Schumer's presence does not pass the smell test.


 How Much Longer????                                            5-15-2014

             How much longer can America hold on ?  Why have Impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama not yet  begun ?  I won't bother repeating myself re: Obama's crimes and lack of eligibility and leadership. I have said it all before. So for tonight, I will let others have THEIR say.  God Bless America.   JJ


Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage Jr., a triple amputee, who is the most severely wounded Airman in US history, recently blasted Barack Obama in an open letter. Kolfage was back charged thousands of dollars last year by the Obama Veterans Administration. In his letter, he wrote that the only similarities between them were that they attended high school in Hawaii. He also dismantled Obama piece by piece in his assessment of Obama's person, character, and abilities, calling him "another elitist thug" who "pretended to live the rough life." Kolfage also said that Obama's inability to be a leader has made him "a joke to most of our veteran community," and they have no faith in him. Here's the entirety of Kolfage's letter.

      President Obama,
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money.  Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have to sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself if losing 3 limbs in a war was worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s invested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures.
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF

Obama Releases 36,000 Criminal Illegals into our Neighborhoods


This is too monstrous for words. Here is yet more evidence of what I contended years ago: that Obama had switched sides in the war on terror — even before Benghazi. And the heads exploded on the left (here).


And I was right.

“Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram,” by Fred Dardick, Canada Free Press, May 14, 2014:

Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years.Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.

Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian military outpost in April 2013 outside Baga, killing one soldier. Following the three-day battle human rights activists, including the George Soros-funded and liberal aligned Human Rights Watch, which is not exactly known for its impartiality when it comes to reporting on Islamic issues, claimed the Nigerian military wantonly slaughtered 183 civilians and burned down over 2,000 homes and businesses.

The Nigerian government denied the claims saying the death toll and destruction had been vastly overstated by its enemies, and in fact 30 Boko Haram terrorists, 6 civilians and one soldier, had died in the fighting. Reports from the Baga clinic, which treated 193 people following the battle, but only 10 with serious injuries, seemed to back up the Nigerian government claim that no large-scale massacre had occurred.

The U.S. Nigerian Ambassador, blindly believing any Islamist sob story that crossed his path, responded in a May 2013 meeting with human rights activists by defending Boko Haram:

Mr. Terrence announced to the activists that the US congress had previously passed a law that bars the United States from rendering military assistance to any government that violates basic rights of citizens. He said the Obama led US government has therefore ceased to assist Nigeria militarily in obedience to the law.

The threat of military sanctions, and whether or not they were actually implemented, is an open question as there has been zero coverage of this issue in the mainstream media, may have had a chilling effect on Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram. Since Ambassador McCulley’s proclamation the Nigerian civilian death toll by Boko Haram Islamic militants has skyrocketed over the past year.


Trey Gowdy- America's greatest Hope, Speaks to the Media about Benghazi.



       The Reality Show President

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There is OH so much more, but that's enough for tonight, I'm sure. 


 Stone Soup                                                         5-18-2014

                       How about the weather these last few days? Absolute perfection!  I'm trying to get as many outdoor chores as possible done before the weather turns hot and sticky. One thing I have wanted to do for several years, is put flower-boxes on the bridge. It's one of those things we've talked about but just never seemed to get around to, since farming is priority in the summer months and Bob is seldom home and conscious at the same time. Arch will be 80 in September, so he's not able to do as much as he used to and my plate is so full, well, you get the picture. 

                       This year, the flower-boxes came to mind again, so I decided to ask my talented neighbor if he would be interested in helping me make them. Not only did he like the idea, he went right to work, and this morning, two perfect flower-boxes appeared on the bridge! He made them from scrap wood he had stored in the shed, installed them and even filled them with  soil. Donna Roden happened by and saw the project in the works, then passed the word to her in-laws, Dave and Sheryl Roden. The two Roden ladies went right out and bought flowers.  I had the paint, so I spent the afternoon painting the boxes and planting two American flags in them. They still need a few Petunias to fill them up, but in ONE day, an entire neighborhood came together and made a beautiful thing happen ! Stone Soup !

                       So our Community Beautification Project now has a name, and it is NOT the "Economic Development Committee".  About a week ago, I mentioned here that if we could all come together, we could make this town a Stand-Out with NO help from any government agencies or grants. Take THEIR money, and they OWN you. Lebanon does not want or need to be "owned" by the government or told what we can and cannot do in our own town. What happened on Shaker Road today was possible because a group of people united in one cause and got it done, and the only cost was a few flowers. To do the same or similar projects in other parts of town, could be completely cost-free! 

                       Most of us have plants we can divide and share, and everyone in this town has a talent or gift to contribute. We have landscapers, contractors, artists of all kinds, farmers, gardeners, brick-layers, painters, roofers, and all of us have materials laying around that can be put to use. Every resident of this town can be a part of this, from the youngest child to the oldest person who may not even be able to walk. Everyone has SOMETHING they can contribute, even if it is just a jug of cold iced tea, or experienced advice. 

                       On the 21st from 8 a.m till 3 p.m, there will be an opportunity for folks to clean up their yards and dispose of the junk for free. NO toxic materials, household garbage or appliances, but you can bring up to 4 tires per household and all other yard junk to the Town Hall on that day and put it into the dumpsters that will be provided. (more details to come). This is a great idea and a big help to a lot of us, but what about the folks who have no truck, can't drive, or are too elderly or disabled to clean up and get their junk to the town hall?  Those folks will be able to call the Town Hall in advance and request assistance, and a list of volunteers will be available to help them. THAT is Community! 

                       Not so many years ago, that was what people, neighborhoods, churches and town officials DID. We worked together for the good of our community, and never needed a thing from the government. When the jobs were done and the results obvious to all, there was a sense of Pride and accomplishment, a feeling of having been a part of something that mattered. New friendships were born and even business alliances. At the end of the day, everyone knew who had certain needs and who could fill those needs, who had what talents and who could do certain jobs that others might hire them to do. It was good for the town, for the people, the businesses and the soul. 

                       The feeling that comes from being a part of making the world a better place, even in the tiniest way, is a contagious and addictive thing. It is my hope that the two little flower-boxes that now make Shaker Road unique, will be the tiny spark that lights a fire in New Lebanon. Will others do the same? Will our officials see that the PEOPLE can do wonderful things on their own, or will they continue to spend many thousands of dollars on so-called "professionals" and cut the people out of the projects by having more secret meetings of a secretive committee? Will they go ahead and continue to rob us of the sense of community and inclusion and sentence us to servitude to a controlling government? I guess the answers to those questions lie with us, the people of New Lebanon. 

                       What would YOU prefer? Can WE do what needs to be done, or do we look the other way and leave it up to strangers? It's OUR town, and it US who must decide.


  Thank you to: Bobby Schrump for the flower-boxes and soil. Sheryl and Donna Roden for the flowers. JJ for the painting and flags. God, for making it all come together! 


Tomorrow: Rocky Roads (Ranters,Ravers and Racists)


 The Essence of JOY                                                       5-23-2014

                  I had an interesting conversation with a friend this week, about JOY. What exactly IS joy and what should it feel like to live a joyful life ? It would seem to ME, that joy can only be experienced in its true, unadulterated form, by the very young.  Little children find joy in the  simplest of things and so do puppies and Spring lambs. I'm sure it's due to their innocence and the blessed insulation that youth provides against evil. As they mature, joy will become more and more elusive, replaced by wariness, fear and the defensiveness required for survival. 

                  As my friend and I talked about this, we both realized just how difficult it is to name something that inspires the joyful emotion in our hearts. Being two Christians, we know that God commands us to live joyful lives, to be joyful in our Salvation and in being spiritually apart from the secular world. For ME, being saved is the most precious gift any human being can receive and I am deeply grateful for it and comforted by it, but joyful? No, not really. I am too aware of how many are unsaved and will never seek it, of the sadness, abuse, hatred, anger and greed that fill human hearts and affect us all every day. Watch the news, read the papers, or just take a drive through any large city and see if you find joy anywhere. 

                  In writing this blog on a regular basis, I am constantly reminded of how much negativity we deal with in our daily lives. I have even had a few folks tell me that I need to balance my negative posts with more positive ones. I TRY, I REALLY do, but finding something positive or uplifting to report is always a challenge, and sometimes an impossible one.

                  When my son was 10 or 11 years old, he went through a period of bad  behaviors that left us both frustrated and exhausted. After one long, particularly difficult day, he said to me; "Why do you always tell me what I do wrong but never what I do right?".  Very profound wake-up call and more than a little heart-wrenching. At that particular time in his life, he wasn't giving me anything positive to praise him for at all, period. I remember thinking; "GIVE me something, PLEASE give me something?! HELP me to find a reason to commend and celebrate you before my heart breaks in two!". We got through it, and he did begin to behave and give me plenty of reasons to be proud and to tell him so, but I never forgot his statement that day or his sad little face when he said it. 

                   I still think of that day when I sit down to write a post that is rife with negativity, and I still think, "Give me something!". My heart aches for good news of joy, community, cooperation, honor, and compassion in New Lebanon and all across America. If I could be instrumental in bringing those positives about in even the smallest way, perhaps I could experience joy and bring it to others.  I do my best to share the occasional positives that I see, such as the Heritage Center, the park improvements and the high-schoolers who behaved so honorably at the Town Board Meeting two months ago. Sadly, the positives are few and far between and over-shadowed by the never-ending negatives that are so prevalent in this town and in society in general. 

                  Sometimes, I try very hard to search for encouraging news to post because I too, need hope. Most times, I give up that search in frustration and rather than post the negative, I don't post at all. The lack of Good News saddens me, then angers me, which earns me the label of being negative. It's an endless circle.  So, to my patient readers, I say this; " I WANT to lift your hearts and hold your hands while still keeping you informed and prepared about things the mainstream media will not tell you. I need YOUR help, YOUR reports of good news and joyful experiences that can help others by being shared here. "  If you hear of or have something positive you think would be inspirational or uplifting to others, I will post it here. Send it to me: PACTJJ@gmail.com. 

                   GIVE me something, PLEASE!              JJ


Remembering  the  Fallen                                                   5-25-2014

                Barbeques, burgers and beer. That's what this weekend means to many folks. This is the holiday that is considered to be the kick-off to summer even though the kids have a few more weeks of school. It is also planting week, when the threat of a killing frost is no longer a concern. 

                Most working people love a 3-day weekend, the extra day or two to rest and spend time with family and friends. It's restorative and enjoyable and we all need that from time to time. I wonder though, how many Americans take a few minutes out of these holiday weekends to remember the reasons behind them. This weekend is set aside as a time to remember America's fallen soldiers, those who gave life and limb to protect this nation and the unique freedoms that exist nowhere else on earth.

                There has always been War, bloody battles fought in the name of liberty. Every soldier that made the ultimate sacrifice was someone's child, parent,spouse,sibling or friend. Each and every one, mattered to someone else, and they should matter to US.  We are the beneficiaries of their suffering and losses and we owe them more than we can ever repay. 

                 It is my hope that we will all take a little time this weekend to consider the cost of our freedom, the price paid by thousands of brave men and women, and to share the meaning of this holiday with the children in our lives.  Think about how very blessed we are to live in a country where liberty still abounds and remember that Freedom isn't Free. 

                 Lift a glass in memory of America's Heroes and in support of the many soldiers deployed today. Swear an Oath to do all you can as a Free American, to defend that hard-won freedom  !

                            Happy  Memorial  Day !                



 Not What I had planned, BUT.......                            5-27-2014

              The Town of New Lebanon is noted for having the most Senior Citizen residents per capita in the entire state of NY. That's an interesting statistic and I often wonder why this is so.  There are a number of possible explanations, the most plausible being that there is nothing here to hold our young people or attract young families from outside. We are the ideal, retirement community. 

               This is not a BAD thing unless you are like me and are still surprised that you are an official, Senior Citizen. The idea just hasn't sunk-in yet and I haven't even used my old folks discount yet because I keep forgetting I'm eligible!  LOL! I just don't FEEL old.  There ARE those nights after a full day of gardening that I wonder why everything hurts, and I did get my first pair of bi-focals last month, but I still don't think of myself as "old". 

               What started me thinking about all this today was believe it or not, Michelle Obama. In the past couple of weeks she has said and done some things that have stirred old memories for me and shone a light on just how radically America has changed in the past 40 years.  Anyone who went to school in the 60s and 70s remembers the collision of major events that changed American society and values dramatically. JFK, MLK, Vietnam, the Black Panthers, Kent State, Jimmy Hoffa, Watts, and on and on. It was crazy, confusing, frightening and exciting all at once. 

                Few of the changes spawned by this chaotic era were positive ones and today, we continue to suffer the consequences of them. The decline of America as the most moral, powerful, and successful haven in the world has continued unchecked, year after year and decade after decade.  Since 2008, that decline has accelerated at an alarming rate. China now holds the title as the most economically sound country and is tied with Japan in academic superiority.  America is no longer supreme in matters of national defense and security, and we rate a #1 in the highest number of prisons and inmates in the world. 

                One thing that did improve after the unrest of the 60s, was race-relations. Between 1980 and 2008,  there was a pleasant period of relative unity and peaceful co-existence among the varied races. It wasn't perfect, and many special-interest groups took their causes too far and demanded far more than was necessary, but it was still a vast improvement over the issues prior to the 70s. It was beginning to WORK, and though some racism will always exist from all sides, Americans were finally seeing one another as just "people" and not black or white. 

                 Michelle Obama has systematically, almost rabidly devoted her efforts to undoing all the progress that we made during those tough years.  She is a card-carrying Race-Baiter who has done more damage to race relations in this country than Sharpton and Jackson, combined.  This woman makes absolutely ZERO effort to conceal her hatred for America and all things American. She hates whites, Christians, Jews, Catholics, the American Flag, Soldiers and Veterans, and the poor. She bears NO allegiance to this country that has given her so much, and she has made many statements to support that fact. At least her husband ATTEMPTS to lie about his allegiance and pretends to be somewhat patriotic. He is a a much better actor than Michelle. 

                 I guess Michelle deserves at least some credit for being honest about her anti-Americanism, but that is ALL she deserves. She may be a "First", but she is no "Lady".  Last week, she visited a number of public schools and spoke to our children about bullying and racism. Her obsession with her "personal" idea of nutrition and her disdain for chubby children has succeeded only in increasing the targeting and abuse of over-weight children. They are now bullied all the more because "Mrs. Obama" says they shouldn't be fat! 

                 As if that isn't enough, Michelle also instructed the children to "Monitor their Parents" for any signs of racism ! EXCUSE ME ?! Who is this woman to tell other people's children to monitor their parents for ANYTHING ?! Who died and made her Queen Mum?  So I've been thinking back to my own school days, when no one made ANY issue in reference to the color of a student's skin and we were certainly NEVER told by anyone to monitor our parent's behaviors and beliefs. (At least this was true in elementary school, but I admit that in high school in the city, there were racial issues.)  It was a rare teacher who dared to intrude upon parental rights or a family's political or religious choices. Not so TODAY. In today's schools, our kids are taught that government reigns supreme and should be obeyed before parents. What government says, super-cedes the wishes and teachings of the family.

                  Once upon a time, a teacher who opposed parental authority would have been fired, and such a teacher should be fired TODAY. Michelle Obama is on a mission to indoctrinate our children with liberal ideology, mediocrity and servitude to government, and she is not alone. She is working to deliberately divide the races and create a fresh era of hate based on color. The Common Core curriculum was written by liberal extremists with ZERO training in education or child development and who are devoid of morality and respect for family structure. We are literally in a battle for the minds and souls of our children and very few parents are aware of what is happening. 

                   So maybe I AM old, because I believe that the purpose of the public schools should be to teach reading, writing, math, science and ACCURATE history and unless a child is in a dangerous situation of abuse in the home, keep their noses OUT of the family life of the child.  Is it wrong to want our children and grandchildren to honor family and faith over government and the opinions of liberal educators?  Is it old-fashioned to want our kids to have the opportunity to excel and choose their own futures, careers and ideals?  I don't think so. 

                   We send our kids to school each day to learn and study, and to form friendships, not to be brain-washed by the Socialist Elites like Michelle Obama. God Bless the many teachers who are standing up and opposing Common Core , risking their careers for the sake of our kids. So what if it IS old-fashioned, it is still RIGHT, and we have an obligation to support these brave teachers and stand with them. 


Just Thinking:

1) Where's the damn plane?  (Vietnam is my guess)

2) Where are the Benghazi witnesses?

3) Why is the mainstream media NOT covering the Benghazi investigation?

4) Why has Eric Holder not yet been removed from office after being convicted of Contempt of Congress? 

5) Why is there a newly-returned veteran in Amsterdam,NY that has still received no benefits and has no food or gas money? (I'm sure he's one of many in the same boat, and we are trying to gather food donations for him and any other area vets in need)

6) How many of you have sworn to contact Congress once a week to push for Impeachment of Obama for Treason and all others in his administration who have violated Constitutional Law? 


Michelle Obama To High-School Grads: Monitor Your Parents For Thoughtcrime

11:24 AM 05/19/2014

There can be no aspect of your daily life that’s removed from politics. Now you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions. You’d better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze:

First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made.

The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.

“[O]ur laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods,” she said. “There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are funny.”

Oh, if only we could control what other people think and feel. But until that magic day arrives, all we can do is set people against each other based on race, under the guise of “fighting racism.”

I wonder if this extends toward hateful jokes or comments about white people? Or is that simply considered social justice? After all, those hillbillies have got it coming for possessing the same skin tone as other people who’ve said and done bad things.

Of course, this post is racist because the First Lady is black. If you don’t condemn me for disagreeing with her, you’re a racist too

SO, "THOUGHT CRIME", ..... "HATE SPEECH" ?   First Amendment anyone?????.


Liberal Reporter Admits Fox News Most Accurate !!


Triple Amputee Vet Blasts Obama in a Powerful Memorial Day Letter: You Were Raised to Hate America

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Tim Brown

Brian Kolfage

Senior Airman and veteran Brian Kolfage, Jr. is the epitome of what a man who has taken his oath seriously is about. After becoming the most severely wounded Airman in US history, Kolfage fought back against the odds to regain his life, marry his bride and continue to be a voice among veterans against the tyranny we see taking place under the Obama administration. In a powerful Memorial Day letter, Brian Kolfage took time to blast Obama writing, “Your disdain for America and her greatness has never been a secret. You were raised to hate the ‘American Empire’ and were taught that the American military is the enemy.”

Here’s Kolfage’s letter in its entirety, via his Facebook page.

President Obama,

On this Memorial Day I can’t help but think of the many veterans who have given their lives to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy today, and quite frankly one that so many Americans take for granted. As you’re playing your 165th round of golf this weekend you can count on our warriors to protect you and to protect this great nation.

From the Civil War to the wars in the deserts of the Middle East, our brave men and women have given their lives for freedoms that can only be found in America. Generations of selfless Americans have stepped up to fight for a cause greater than themselves. Freedom is never free, and the price of our freedom has been paid with the blood of our finest Americans. Your daughters have been fortunate enough to reap the freedoms that so many have sacrificed their lives for. Without these heroes you would have never have had the opportunity to become the President of this great nation.

Sadly, the men and women who have volunteered to fight the in the most extreme conditions in the world are coming back only to find themselves engaged in a new war at home. They have now found themselves in a war with your incompetent administration, who’s scandal ridden legacy has finally hit an all-time low. I can’t help but feel the deepest disgust for the pain you and your administration have caused the families who have lost their heroes battling your war against our veterans back home. I can’t think of more shameless way to for this country to dishonor its veterans. And sadly, it’s the lack of your leadership and accountability that lead to these failures.

These men and women who bravely fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars have been forced to rely on your useless bureaucratic employees for their health care. These federal employees disrespected these men and women and the sacrifices they have made in the worst imaginable way. They ignored their pleas for help and in many cases left them to die in favor of hefty government bonuses for exceptional performance. We all know you and your regime doesn’t give a damn about these heroes. Your disdain for America and her greatness has never been a secret. You were raised to hate the “American Empire” and were taught that the American military is the enemy. It was easier for you to just ignore the Veteran Affairs crisis as you crisscrossed America fundraising for your fellow Democrats.

I remember candidate Obama promising to overhaul the VA and reduce the backlog. You claimed that America’s support for its veterans is obvious by the way we treat our vets. You really nailed that one didn’t you? Just like you were going to fix Detroit or fix foreign policy. Your high school like approach to solving complex issues can’t be fixed by tweeting hashtags with propaganda to people who want to kill us. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see you’re unfit to lead our nation, let alone act as our Commander In Chief. What our country needs now, more than ever is real leadership, someone who doesn’t wait for a crisis, but is able to foresee an issue and deal with it before it happens. Unfortunately for America, you’ve been too busy campaigning and don’t have time to deal with the health care crisis of our veterans. The only thing you seem to care about is your own radical agenda, and now our vets are paying for your negligence with their lives.

As I sit here typing this out I’m dealing with my own VA nightmare which involves the Phoenix VA. I have given 3 limbs for this country, but apparently that is not enough. A “clerical error” made by a VA employee has resulted in nearly a year of abuse and mismanagement of my case. In other words, the VA is stealing over $7000 from my disability compensation that I earned when I lost 3 of my limbs for our country.

On this Memorial Day, as I battle your incompetent bureaucrats my family would like to thank you for once again failing our veterans. We can’t help but wonder about the disastrous socialized medicine program that we will surely be dealing with if ObamaCare is allowed to be fully implemented. If our incompetent VA cannot handle government healthcare for a fraction of our population, who would be foolish enough to believe a massive health care system designed to provide health care for all American’s would be any different? You can’t even find someone to build a competent website to work for your socialized medicine program when you had your name attached to it, so why would you care about our veterans when you could so easily push the blame off on someone else?

You have not only failed our veterans, you have failed America in every way imaginable. You have purposely divided us by race, political parties, and socioeconomic status in order to push a radical agenda on America that can only be passed when you have successfully divided all Americans. Your entire administration is incompetent and you have set America on a path for certain failure.

So, on this Memorial Day, as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, I’d like to thank you, our Commander In Chief for not even caring enough to provide us with quality health care.

Brian Kolfage, Sra, USAF Ret.


Democrat  Racism:  Progressive/socialist/Democrats are the true racists in America. They keep the poor out of work, on welfare & poorly educated.  Why?  So they can guarantee Democrat voters for generations.  Welfare life on the government plantation is the new slavery.  Keep them fed but keep them from a good education so they will never achieve the American Dream.. Life on the welfare/slave plantation only offers a life of  misery & poverty.  Vote Democrat/Stay Poor!

Democrat Racism: Progressive/socialist/Democrats are the true racists in America. They keep the poor out of work, on welfare & poorly educated. Why? So they can guarantee Democrat voters for generations. Welfare life on the government plantation is the new slavery. Keep them fed but keep them from a good education so they will never achieve the American Dream.. Life on the welfare/slave plantation only offers a life of misery & poverty. Vote Democrat/Stay Poor!


Freedom OF, not FROM, and a RED ALERT !!!                              6-1-2014

            RED ALERT folks!  I'm sure that not a lot of you have heard this on the mainstream news, since the Allen West page was the ONLY one reporting it until a few hours ago.  Bowe Bergdahl, "Rescued" prisoner of war, is a Muslim convert and sympathizer who was never a POW at ALL, but a deserter. I spent all afternoon looking into and fact-checking this story and sadly, it's true.  If CONGRESS allows this to stand, we are DONE . Obama has stepped over the line more times than we can continue to count, but THIS? Freeing FIVE of the most dangerous terrorists in Gitmo in exchange for ONE "assumed", American POW, without Congress' knowledge or permission ?!?!  Only to now find out that Bowe AND his father are converts to Islam and intent on freeing ALL the Gitmo detainees? His father speaks ARABIC and Bowe refuses to speak ENGLISH?  God Help us! 

             For SIX years, the American people have sat on their lazy, apathetic rear-ends and watched Congress do NOTHING about the repeated Constitutional violations and incidences of Treason perpetrated by Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, and a slew of others. Can we hold CONGRESS to account? Not from our Lazy-Boy recliners, we can't. This is OUR fault, YOUR fault and MY fault. It is up to US, the American citizenry, to say "NO MORE"

              What better time than RIGHT NOW, with November elections  closing in and the new move to institute Term Limits underway? NOW is the time to send a loud and unending message to ALL Congress members that we are DONE with their B.S and inaction and we want accountability. We want to know WHO Obama is, where he came from and WHY his life documents are secreted away, why he has a Social Security number that does not belong to him, and we want him GONE, NOW. We want Hillary Clinton to be investigated for her involvement in numerous unexplained deaths and held liable for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. We want Eric Holder removed from office for his role in the Fast and Furious nightmare and the resulting deaths, not to mention his  being found guilty of Contempt of Congress over a year ago. 

              Valerie Jarrett is a DOCUMENTED Communist and has NO business anywhere NEAR our White House and the same goes for George Soros, who is a Nazi War Criminal ! We want ALL Muslims OUT of our government, period. Harry Reid and Son need to be investigated and prosecuted for corruption and extortion and for the assault on the Bundy Ranch. Nancy Pelosi needs to be locked up in an insane asylum because she is literally CRAZY. Pick ONE, ANY one, and get yourself to work! You CAN write a letter every week, you CAN email or make a phone call EVERY week, and if you fail to do so, you are not deserving of the Freedom America affords you! Amen??


       Now, earlier this week, I read an interesting article about a group called the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" or FFRF. Total lunatics and yet another bunch of liberal haters who THINK they understand the First Amendment and have NO clue. 

        This group is attacking college and high school coaches who are openly Christian or who allow their teams to have Bible Studies. Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize that it's okay to be openly gay, anti-American, or Muslim, but not Christian. How DARE I forget the "NEW" rules made by liberals who think they are in charge of everyone and everything. GAG! 

         First of all, the First Amendment is VERY clear and easy to understand, and it states, "FREEDOM OF RELIGION", not Freedom FROM religion. Much like the "church and state" clause that VERY few people interpret correctly, this one is also misinterpreted ALL the time. Freedom of Religion was intended to protect people of faith from being forced by the government to adopt  ONE, specific religion mandated by the government tyrants. We have the right to CHOOSE how we will worship with no interference from officials. The 1A protects us not only from government, but from selfish haters like the FFRF who would love nothing more than to banish all freedom of religious expression from the face of the earth. 

         The decline in morality and exceptionalism in America is a DIRECT result of Godlessness.     Targeting sports coaches is interesting, because once upon a time, sports celebrities were role models and heroes for our youth. Not any more. Now they are drug abusers, wife-beaters, thieves, and fools. There ARE a few that are still good examples, but they are rare. 

          The FFRF is another perfect example of the liberal Double-Standard. They want their LACK of belief to be respected but not the right of others TO believe. They want to gag people of faith and violate THEIR rights, rather than be satisfied with the freedom they have to disagree and choose for themselves. Where are the FFRF's objections to Islam, the "religion" of hate, murder, rape, torture, pedophilia,violence, terrorism and oppression? Does the FFRF find it objectionable that children, Christians and straight Americans are incessantly assaulted by pro-gay propaganda against their will? Should we allow the 1A to protect sexual alternatives but not open displays of Faith? 

          Liberals, Atheists, Racists, and Homosexual Extremists are nothing less than selfish bullies, so discontent with their own life choices, that they are driven to spread their misery. It seems to be their their calling, their very purpose for living. They need to get a clue that ALL Americans have the same right to choose in all areas of their lives, whether it be faith, love, or how we raise our kids. Freedom and the Constitutional protections that they fail to accurately interpret and appreciate are NOT reserved for the minority, the special-interests or the whiny bullies like the FFRF and the NAACP and LAMBDA, etc.  Grow up and share your toys, children! 

          Why don't Idiots like the FFRF use their big mouths and mis-directed indignation to object to Islam, Tyranny,the abuse of our veterans, the indoctrination of our school kids, the government violations of Constitutional Law, our lack of border security, homelessness, unemployment,the growing Police State, the Race-Baiters, the Heroin epidemic, and the lack of accountability for the criminals in the White House? How about the millions of unborn babies that are murdered every year or the animals that are beaten and starved? 

          FFRF members are not "Special", they are selfish and hateful and counter-productive. Live and LET live or relocate to a country more suited to your personal needs. 


Did the U.S. Just Release 5 Jihadists and Get a Jihad Convert in Trade?

Posted by Rodney Lee Conover on Jun 1, 2014 in Foreign Affairs

President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees in trade for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. But on second look – did we get one jihad convert for the release of five jihadists?
Here’s a mighty strange tweet from the father of Bowe Bergdahl. It has since been deleted – but wow – can your dad get Stockholm Syndrome when it’s you being held captive?
Father of released soldier: "I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners" ==> http://twitchy.com/2014/05/31/working-to-free-all-guantanamo-prisoners-tweet-from-account-of-released-soldiers-father-deleted/
Wow – that’s just weird. I guess he didn’t know his son was coming back and this might be a little bit of a PR problem for the President? Like Obama doesn’t have enough going on without dad making it look like he traded Five Aces for a sympathizer? Congress isn’t that happy either.
Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out. Not that Republicans ever do anything about Obama breaking the law, but they’re just sayin’ – you know?
That’s dad on Obama’s left. Looks harmless enough.
Oh, and there’s a photo-op with Tweety dad and Obama. That’s a little awkward… or is it? Either way – Obama has another scandal on his hands:
The Taliban and all our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans, that’s for sure, now that they know it’s 5-for-1 minimum. And they might have sent us the Manchurian POW from the looks of things.
Bergdahl — who had grown disillusioned with the mission in Afghanistan, to say the least — was captured under unclear circumstances after emailing his parents he was “ashamed to be an American… I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”
Some of his fellow soldiers in his unit have claimed he was a deserter. Within an hour of the announcement that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, Army Times’ Facebook page lit up with hundreds of comments. Most not that happy:
Stephen Kirouac, company commander at Fort Bragg called Bergdahl a “dirtbag” and “sympathizer.” “He is a dirtbag that now should spend the next 20yrs+ in Leavenworth … his fellow soldiers were affected by his actions, he is a sympathizer and deserves to be tried for desertion.” Way to sugar coat it Steve.
“Since WHEN do we negotiate with terrorists!?!? “ said Jeff Lambert, a specialist in the Army National Guard. Well, Jeff , we kinda been doin’ that for a while now.
The New York Post recounts it this way:
One night, after finishing a guard-duty shift Bowe Bergdahl asked his team leader whether there would be a problem if he left camp with his rifle and night-vision goggles — to which the team leader replied “yes.”
Bergdahl then returned to his bunker, picked up a knife, water, his diary and a camera, and left camp, according to Rolling Stone. The next morning, he was reported missing, and later that day, a drone and four fighter jets ­began to search for him.
Weeks of searching turned into months. The military pushed his parents and fellow soldiers to sign nondisclosure agreements. But before everyone signed, a comrade from his unit publicly called on Facebook for Bergdahl’s execution as a deserter.
Propaganda videos of his captivity — which featured Bergdahl denouncing American foreign policy — were released.
Five years later, Bergdahl was picked up by Special Forces in western Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. He faces a long recovery regardless of any other circumstances.
Bowe in captivity with Taliban identifying him. Bet he’s not so sympathetic about five minutes into his capture.
Bergdahl is apparently speaking in what appears to be Pashto, said his dad, Bob Bergdahl – the Duck Dynasty guy in the photo with President Obama. It was not clear whether his son can still even speak English, Bob said.
When the father spoke to his son — for the first time in five worried years — it was to say both in Pashto and English, “I am your father, Bowe.”
What? The dad speaks “Pashto”? I don’t know – that sounds weird to me. But not after you see dad’s Tweets! It’s like an episode of Homeland – you don’t know who is who.
And what did the Taliban get in return, you ask? The five Afghan detainees at the prison in Guantanamo Bay are among the most senior Afghans still held at the prison – five notorious Islamic militants. All five were assessed to be high risk, in other words — “likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies,” according to secret Defense Department reports released by Wikileaks.
Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammed Nabi Omari are set to be released from Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, The Daily Beast reported.
“They are undoubtedly among the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo,” said Thomas Joscelyn, a senior editor at the non-profit Long War Journal.
All five were major Taliban officials. According to Pentagon dossiers leaked by Wikileaks, details on four of the terror suspects reveal:
• Mohammad Fazl was the terrorist group’s former deputy minister.
• Abdul Haq Wasiq was a former deputy minster of intelligence.
• Mr. Khairkhwa was a former heroine trafficker and Taliban governor of Herat.
• Norullah Noori was personally asked by Osama Bin Laden to participate in northern drug wars.
I think John McCain summed it up the best: He described the detainees as “vicious and violent Taliban extremists.” But then he just had to say; “I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners or engage in any activities that can threaten the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan.” Um, Senator – this is the Obama Admin we’re talking about.
Also when Bergdahl went missing, there was a huge effort to find him, perhaps because of the fear he may have defected. These missions of course put the lives of dozens of soldiers in otherwise unnecessary risk as they searched through Taliban territory. Were any killed looking for Bergdahl? Should we check WikiLeaks?
It is being reported on other websites that a half-dozen died while on missions to find Bergdahl. If this is true, he already has blood on his hands.
This is a very dangerous moment in American History…
email Rodney Lee Conover: kowenhoven@gmail.com

Bergdahl’s father’s deleted tweet a smoking gun?

Written by Allen West on June 1, 2014

Photo: AP via The Blaze
Photo: AP via The Blaze
Take a look at this tweet from released Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father — which has since disappeared from his account.
Folks, this is either a very bad case of Stockholm Syndrome or something far more nefarious is at stake. Regardless, there is more to this than meets the eye of Obama making a unilateral decision and announcement on a Saturday — when he believes no one is watching.
This is not just going to slip away and we’re not going to get caught up in the emotion of Bergdahl’s release. He wasn’t “captured” — he deserted his assigned post.


 Bergdahl Updates !!!                                                     6-2-2014

11 Things You Need to Know about Obama’s Exchange of the ‘Last American POW’ for 5 Gitmo Terrorists

Reports are flying around the president’s unilateral transfer of “the last American POW” in the Afghan War for 5 dangerous Gitmo prisoners.
Here are 11 stories that will give you a sense of the controversy and questions swirling around this news:

1. President Obama Almost Certainly Broke the Law

President Obama did not consult Congress when making the transfer of 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo for Bowe Bergdahl.
The Washington Post raises questions about whether the president violated the law regarding terrorism policy:
Congressional Republicans and others focused on a series of concerns that are likely to reverberate in coming days: whether the deal breached U.S. policy forbidding negotiations with terrorists, whether sufficient safeguards were in place to ensure that the released Taliban prisoners do no further harm to the United States and whether Congress was informed about the prisoner trade, as required by law.
2. The 5 Taliban Commanders Released Were Among the Most Dangerous at Gitmo
Numerous publications note that these detained terrorists were among the worst at the facility. The Daily Beast gets to the point:
The five Guantanamo detainees released by the Obama administration in exchange for America’s last prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, are bad guys. They are top Taliban commanders the group has tried to free for more than a decade.
According to a 2008 Pentagon dossier on Guantanamo Bay inmates, all five men released were considered to be a high risk to launch attacks against the United States and its allies if they were liberated.

3. Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl are Making Claims He Was a Deserter

CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are calling him a “deserter,” not a “hero”:
“I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on,” said former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”
Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only acknowledge his actions publicly but face a military trial for desertion under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

4. Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl Signed Non-Disclosure Agreements Not to Reveal What Happened

Again, from CNN’s Jake Tapper:
Many of Bergdahl’s fellow troops — from the seven or so who knew him best in his squad, to the larger group that comprised the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division — told CNN that they signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl’s disappearance and the efforts to recapture him.
Some were willing to dismiss that document in hopes that the truth would come out about a soldier who they now fear is being hailed as a hero, while the men who lost their lives looking for him are ignored.

5. Bergdahl Reportedly Split Camp with Just a Few Survival Items

Jibing with what was reported earlier on IJReview, Bergdahl seemingly planned leaving his platoon carefully:
According to first-hand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl, while on guard duty, shed his weapons and walked off the observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera, and a diary.

6. Soldier Who Claims to Have Served with Bergdahl Says He Mailed His Valuables Back Mid-Tour

As reported by IJReview contributor Soopermexican, a soldier claims Bergdahl mailed back his valuables mid-tour.  Going by the moniker of @CodyFNFootball, he claims about Bergdahl:
“Why would someone pack all of there [sic] belongings and send them home in the middle of a 12 month deployment? Hmmmm.”
In addition, the soldier claims that Bergdahl bought an AK-47, a highly unusual choice for a U.S. soldier.

7. Six U.S. Soldiers Killed in Manhunt to Find the AWOL Soldier

As reported via Gateway Pundit:
PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.

7. Bergdahl Reportedly Made Anti-American Statements

According to a Rolling Stone article written by the late writer Michael Hastings, Bergdahl complained about fellow soldiers and had anti-American things to say.
“I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools,” he concluded. “I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”

8. The Highly Unusual Behavior of Bowe Bergdahl

Also corresponding with the story reported earlier here, Bergdahl dreamed about joining the French foreign legion, had an interest in fighting warlords in Darfur in Sudan, and also said he had a desire to become a mercenary.

9. Father Praises Allah; Has Pro-Islamic Tweets on Timeline

Regardless of what one thinks about Islam, it is quite a coincidence that Bowe’s father Robert Bergdahl’s Twitter account has pro-Islamic statements, along with tweets critical of Gitmo detainment.
At the press conference with President Obama announcing his son’s release, Robert Bergdahl said “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”

10. Robert Bergdahl Deletes Extremely Suspicious Tweet

As reported by IJReview contributor Soopermexican earlier, this is what Robert Bergdahl by all appearances deleted from his timeline:


11. CIA Station Chief in Kabul is “Outed” by the White House One Week Before Transfer

If numerous military members knew something was awry with the story about Bergdahl’s apparent capture by the Taliban, what would the CIA station chief in Kabul know? As the Washington Post reported:
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.
It is debatable that this uneven exchange serves the U.S.’ long-term national security interests, since it encourages our enemies around the world to take more American military members hostage.
Such reports also throw into question the claim that Bergdahl was a “hero” who was “captured on the battlefield,” and there are issues surrounding this exchange that are far from settled.


SIX Soldiers DIED Trying to Find Bergdahl


Obama Uses Bergdahl Story to Distract From Tyrannical New EPA Rules!!!!




 Letter to Chris Gibson                                                  6-4-2014

             NOW is the time to ask the questions of Congress that we have on our minds. They WANT your vote in November, and WE want them to DO their JOBS! We have five months to make them feel the heat, so let's DO IT. 

JJ. Johnson-Smith 6-4-2014

P.A.C.T and Madison's Militia

New Lebanon,N.Y 12125

Dear Congressman Gibson,

It's been a long while since you and I have had an opportunity to speak face-to-face. I am finding that I prefer working behind the scenes to being out at rallies that have out-lived their usefulness. At this point, it is much more important to ensure that we have Constitutional candidates and registered voters who will support them. I am still the Columbia County Organizer for the We the People lawsuit plaintiffs, a Common Law Grand Jurist, an Oathkeeper, Organizer of Madison's Militia and Advocate for the Town of New Lebanon.

Two things in particular are my focus at this time, other than the up-coming election. These are; 1) Addressing the failure of the NYSP to openly oppose the Safe Act.

    1. Motivating the People to HAMMER Congress to take action against this lawless administration.

I have so many questions for the members of the U.S Congress that it is difficult to know where to begin. It would be nice to stand before you all and look into your eyes as I ask a list of things, but I learned long ago that such access to our own public servants is another right of the People that is consistently denied and violated. So what recourse DO we have? Letters, phone calls and emails that will likely never be seen or heard by anyone beyond a secretary or intern. What a sad and shameful system.

As you are well aware, I lost a great deal of trust in you for your open support of Michael Benson, who has single-handedly divided the people of my hometown since Day One and been an arrogant, abusive and lawless “Leader” for three years and continues to be. That is a subject for another day. For now, I have important questions for you, beginning with the “Scandal of the Week”, the Bowe Bergdahl mess. Once AGAIN, Obama has made Congress appear foolish and unnecessary in by-passing them and making yet another, unilateral decision, one that constitutes Treason and seriously endangers the American people and our active military. He has freed five of the most dangerous terrorists known, without due process, in exchange for a deserter and traitor.

The number of acts of Treason committed by Obama and his administration now exceeds one-hundred, yet Congress has STILL taken NO action to hold him or anyone else accountable. Articles of Impeachment should have been filed during Obama's FIRST term and he should NEVER have been allowed to run for re-election ,which he won as a result of MASSIVE voter fraud. Nothing has been done about THAT, either !

Our federal government has been literally infiltrated by Muslims, many of whom have documented ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, as does Obama himself. Eric Holder was found guilty of “Contempt of Congress” a year ago, yet he remains in the highest law-enforcement position in this country. An unconstitutional, National Police Force has been assembled and heavily-armed. What exactly do the Social Security Administration, the USDA, the BLM and the EPA intend to do with millions of rounds of ammunition, Chris?

Obamacare is a Communist program as is the Common Core Curriculum being forced down our children's throats. Agenda 21 , the United Nations Pet Project, is being implemented in cities and towns all across America, and is evident even here in New Lebanon. “Sustainable Development” and “Hamlet Revitalization” are Red Flag phrases, and you know it. I could go on for days and fill a ream of paper with the VITAL issues that presently imperil our freedom and that Congress has failed to address, but what it boils down to is, “WHERE is CONGRESS?”.

What are you waiting for and why are you failing the People who have sacrificed life and limb to defend our Constitutional Freedoms and protections? Where is the outrage, the accountability, and the Honor? I watch men like Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and I wonder, “Where is everyone else?!”. Where is Chris Gibson ?

As November draws nearer, the campaign advertisements appear more often on TV and radio and the “Vote for Me” postcards fill our mailboxes. Great fodder for the wood furnace. Wimpy platforms, empty promises, and not even a mere mention of the issues that matter most. Where is YOUR voice, where is YOUR outrage as a veteran, and what is it that YOU intend to do to rein-in this administration run amok?? What is it that YOU will do in exchange for our votes, to demand adherence to the Constitution by ALL officials at ALL levels of government and to finally protect our hard-won freedoms?


JJ. Johnson-Smith

New Lebanon


 Frack This Town !!                                                           6-6-2014

         I want to touch on a couple of things tonight, beginning with the Fracking proposal for our area.  This is not a subject that I've spent much time researching, mostly because I was led to believe that Cuomo had banned the practice in NY. 

          Both sides of the fracking argument have not escaped me by any means, but I don't know all the pros and cons, what data is accurate and what is not. Will I attend the meeting in Canaan? No, no I won't, for two reasons; 1) For me PERSONALLY, entering that particular church would be an insult to my own faith.  2) I feel that unless fracking poses a  permanent and devastating negative effect on our ground water, it should be encouraged and supported. 

           We NEED the jobs, the boost to our economy, and most importantly, freedom from foreign oil. Nothing could be more satisfying than to see America tap into its vast supplies of a variety of energy sources and tell the oil sheiks to kiss our red, white and blue behinds. Take away their bargaining chip and keep our money HERE. Put OUR people to work, lower energy costs for ALL of us and watch our economy boom once again ! FREEDOM and PROSPERITY. Remember THOSE? 

           Let's get the coal miners back into the shafts, drill for oil, frack for gas and get the corrupt politicians OUT of the wind, solar and hydro-power business and return it to  independent companies and individuals. None of these powerful changes will take place as long as we have Democrats controlling our Senate, millionaire politicians like Harry Reid playing dirty and stealing land rights, and liberal tree-huggers who exaggerate the negative aspects of harvesting our own fossil fuels. There IS a middle-ground, and we need to gather there, a.s.a.p! 


            Another thing on my mind tonight is once again, the "Grow the Valley" newsletter. As I have said numerous times, the letter is very well done, professional, and the effort that goes into it is quite evident. The activities it shares are wholesome, family-oriented and locally supportive. So what possible objection could I have to it? Well, the events it advertises and applauds are all things that appeal to only a small portion of the town's population. This month was the FIRST time that there has been a nod to local conservatives. What Sharon and Pat have done at the Heritage Center to honor local veterans past and present, is impressive. Thank you, Ladies! 

           The Herb Festival is a very nice thing, but it is mostly of interest to the greenies. For my neighbors and me, it means another weekend of excessive traffic on Shaker Road. Every activity that takes place up on the hill, is advertised at the corner of Shaker and Rt. 20, and directs traffic past our houses instead of up Rt. 20 as it should be. That wouldn't be a real issue if the cars passed at the posted speed of 30 mph, but we have a MAJOR speeding problem here ALL the time, and special events just increase the dangers. We have cars, tent rental and food service trucks, tour buses, tractor-trailers, and even fully loaded, tri-axle dump trucks on this road every day. 

           Few vehicles travel under 50 mph  through here, despite the busy wildlife crossing, the school bus stop and the daycare facility here on lower Shaker.  Rt. 20 is a much safer route for heavy and over-sized traffic, takes no longer, and is far more able to support the weight of the big trucks and buses. It isn't a matter of noise or odor, or anything like that, but it IS a safety concern.  Especially considering the number of folks who walk, run and bike on this road. It's something we have to deal with, I guess. 

           Our local library events are also not Conservative-Friendly, and neither is the board. Very few of us care to sit and listen to cello, violin and chamber music, or listen to coffee-house style, poetry reading. It's a nice thing for those who DO enjoy it, but personally, I would sooner watch paint dry. How about once in a while we have a good old-fashioned, country hoe-down, with fiddling and washtubs and steel guitars, hay bales for seating and some square dancing? Fried chicken and homemade pies ? Let's balance it out a little, shall we? 

           Some folks will probably say that there no "balance" of talent to choose from, but I betcha they haven't looked ! This is small, rural town, not a suburb of NY City or Long Island and it's insulting to the life-long residents to offer only events that appeal to liberal interests. It would be nice to see more unity in this town, but I don't see that happening if the LVBA, Grow the Valley, and the library don't start understanding that this IS still a COUNTRY town, inhabited by MANY old, country families. We don't eat tofu and bean sprouts and organic kale. We don't wear Birkenstocks with white socks to the library to listen to a cello concert and we have NO interest in hugging a tree, just cutting it down for lumber and heat. 

           We're all different, and we have different interests and tastes, but that shouldn't mean that we can't live together harmoniously, does it ? It isn't conducive to peaceful co-existence to cater only to one portion of the town's residents, most of whom are transplants and part-timers, while treating the others with such disdain. The whole "COEXIST" thing is a liberal tenet, yet they fail to honor it unless it's in their own favor, which is exactly WHY conservatives are so disapproving of them. WE will meet in the middle, liberals never have. 

           Now, before someone else says it, allow me:  "But JJ, your blog is far-right and divisive". Of course it's far-right, because I support freedom for ALL people, which includes the ability for everyone to choose for themselves. I don't share liberal interests or beliefs, but I will still defend their right to have them. Liberals on the other hand, do everything in their power to rob us of OURS. "Divisive"? Yeah, maybe it is, but SOMEONE has to call out the corrupt politicians, the self-serving power-mongers, and the semi-secret committees that want full control, or we would be steam-rollered by them and lose this town to the liberal view of "Change". 

           There is plenty of room here for the much-touted "Diversity" liberals claim to crave. We can ALL express ourselves freely. What there is NOT room for, is one-sidedness, the exclusion of what ONE group enjoys because the other, selfish side wants it ALL. The library is a CLASSIC example of that. As an avid reader and book hound, I find that almost criminal, especially when you take into account the ridiculous amount of money this library receives from our labors every year. ALL of our labors, not just liberal labors.

           As far as my blog in concerned, I can favor Conservatism, Faith, Morality, Ethics, and Patriotism all I want, while "Grow the Valley", should not. WHY? Well, "Grow the Valley" is a public publication that is sent into our homes via email and the postal service and is essentially waved under our noses. My blog on the other hand, is something people must CHOOSE to seek out and read. Unless you type in the web address and click "enter", you will not see it. I do not send it to you in any form, I do not post copies of it anywhere in town, and I do not and never will, wave it under anyone's nose! If you don't share my views, you have the option of  not reading them! 

           Should New Lebanon have events like Chamber Music, organic food outlets and restaurants, Herb Festivals and Drum Circles ? If enough residents want and enjoy these things, YES, of COURSE we should ! This is America ! All I ask for is a little balance in the offerings and promotions, some consideration for people with differing interests. Don't abuse MY freedoms and attempt to violate MY rights to be Conservative, and I will return the favor and respect YOUR right to be a liberal. 

            How about the LVBA buy some flags and brackets for the telephone poles on the Miracle Mile and display the red, white and blue on Patriotic holidays? Nassau, Chatham, Kinderhook, Stephentown and even Brainard do this, but never New Lebanon. Stephentown flies their flags all summer and has an awesome veteran's memorial.  How about the Historical Society buy a large, framed copy of the Bill of Rights to hang in our new, town meeting room? They didn't hesitate to spend our money on the historical  photos of the town that presently occupy the walls in that room. I'm not complaining about the photos, I think they're awesome, but I also think the Bill of Rights is even MORE awesome. 

            How about the Town Council install an ultra-violet filter in the Indian Head Fountain and fulfilling the legacy to the people of this town to have free, permanent access to the waters of the healing springs? VERY inexpensive fix.  What if the liberal-controlled library scheduled some Constitution Studies once a week, or twice a month for teens and adults ? We have TWO Constitution experts in town that would be happy to teach ! The list of possibilities is a long one and I hold it in my hand right now. I also have a new group of conservative, liberal, and middle-grounders, coming together to work for inexpensive and even free, positive changes for New Lebanon. Things that will be of benefit to us ALL. 

           Who knows, maybe in time, this one little town could be the model for others on how to put the "Unity" back in "Community".    Stay tuned for updates on the "Combined-Caring" proposals we're working on and consider getting involved in the future of YOUR town! 


Could Call for Impeachment of Obama Get Anywhere?

Posted on June 7, 2014 by Gary DeMar 

We’ve been hearing about impeaching President Obama ever since he became President. I dismissed all of them as fairy dust. It’s always been wishful thinking at best.
Impeachment is serious business. There must be a clear violation of the law.
There are several obstacles to impeaching President Obama. First, his approval rating is still in the 40 percent range. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Millions of Americans have no idea what’s going on the country. And I mean, no idea.
Second, the media won’t stand for it. They will do everything in their power to defend the President. “As long as he doesn’t do it again, we can’t see the need for impeachment.” Then there are the defenders of the President no matter what he does. In fact, these media types want liberals to circumvent the Constitution. They don’t like the Constitution (as long as they’re in power).
Third, President Obama is black. The race narrative is all the rage. There is no way that the first black president is going to be impeached. Consider this from Lloyd Marcus over at the American Thinker:
“Clearly, no amount of unprecedented unlawful power-grabs, narcissistic behavior, blatant lies, and ignoring of the Constitution will sway the mainstream media and the Democrats from their loyalty to Obama.  Why?  The answer is that Obama is black, which makes him their ultimate weapon of mass destruction – able to nuke traditional America.  Obama's mission is to cram his radical socialist/progressive dream for America down our throats.”
There are rumblings in the Democrat Party over the prisoner exchange fiasco. It’s possible that some the Democrats are willing to throw Obama under the bus so they can clear the way for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Even so, it’s a very long shot.
Former Congressman and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West outlines what he believes is a good case for impeachment.
Here’s some of what he argued:
“President Obama used an Article 2 signing statement to deem unconstitutional a measure HE had signed into law contained in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The law stated that he must advise Congress within 30 days about any plans to transfer detainees from GITMO. Obama basically stated that this was ‘unconstitutional’ and that his unilateral action fell within his purview. Once again Obama used selective discretion as to what law he feels he must adhere to — in this case it has severe ramifications for our national security.
“Why would the United States acquiesce to the demands of a non-state, non-uniform terrorist organization — the Taliban? The Taliban is our enemy and it is not a nation-state with whom we should enter into negotiations. There are some 141 detainees at GITMO. The five released were senior Taliban officials, basically members of Mullah Omar’s inner circle. If we wanted to release detainees in exchange for Bergdahl, there were many others to choose from. Why these?
“The rate of recidivism for GITMO released detainees has gone from 1 in 6 to 1 in 3 — and why would we think a one-year travel ban out of Qatar will be respected, or even make a difference with today’s modern communications technology? Even Obama has now stated they may just return to terrorist activity.
“Obama’s breaking of the law in this case presents serious national security concerns — for all Americans. This is aiding and abetting the enemy, which goes along with the collusion of this administration with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations and supplying weapons and arms to Islamists.
“Obama just released the leadership of a terrorist organization, and what did we get in return? A deserter, who by his own self-proclamation harbors anti-American sentiments — which it seems that Susan Rice, our esteemed National Security Advisor, didn’t even realize his heinous actions — or maybe as usual she just lied about it again. Bergdahl served the United States with honor and distinction? Let’s not send Susan Rice out ever again.”
Personally, I’m not for impeachment. I’m for the decimation of the Democrat Party. We need to go into 2016 with the people of America despising the Democrats. That will never happen if Obama is out of office.
President Obama, Susan Rice, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are the face of the new Democrat Party. Let’s keep it that way.
Judge Napolitano Speaks of Impeachment

 Allen West on Impeachment


Impeachable Offenses

Releasing five terrorist leaders, two of whom are wanted by the U.N. for war crimes, is simply the President's most recent violation of America's sacred trust. There are many more "whipped up controversies" to include among his long train of abuses against We, the People:
  • The "Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal
  • The Benghazi terror attacks and cover-up
  • IRS targeting of conservatives
  • NSA spying on American citizens
  • Deadly drone strikes without due process
  • The President's ObamaCare lies
  • The escalating VA Scandal
Providing aid and comfort to the Taliban is the latest "arrow in the quiver" that lawmakers can use to make their case for removing Barack H. Obama from office. The President freely admits that the "Gitmo 5" could "absolutely" resume terrorist activities. For that reason alone, Republicans and Democrats alike should take action to end this lawless and reckless presidency.

Ultra-Liberal Chris Matthews Actually Making SENSE???



Hillary's New "Book of LIES"



Even KERMIT Lies !!                                                      6-9-2014

           I used to love watching Sesame Street with my son when he was a little boy, but sadly, like the Saturday morning cartoons, the residents of Sesame Street have changed in recent years. No longer would I support the viewing of these things by my kids or grandkids. It's heartbreaking that today's little ones are no longer allowed to retain their innocence past the age of two, that the indoctrination begins so damn early. 

           One of my favorite things about Kermit the Frog was his singing voice and his signature song; "It's Not Easy Being Green".  Back then, green actually referred to the color of his skin. These days, it has a whole new meaning like so many, once-innocuous words. Things change. Even Kermit.  In today's America, Kermit's song isn't even truthful anymore.  Being "green" nowadays isn't hard at all if it's kept within reasonable parameters.  All of us can, and SHOULD be conservative with our natural resources. We can easily be respectful of the environment by obeying the "Reuse/Recycle" rules. 

           Careful handling of chemicals and toxins, reducing the use of pesticides, buying products in pump bottles instead of aerosol cans, not letting the water run unnecessarily and a host of other things just make good sense. Taking care of the earth is not hard, and it doesn't require extreme measures, just a little awareness and concern. I find it amusing that the environment extremists feel the need to take it as far as they do, even to the point of welcoming severe and restrictive government regulations that are intrusive and border on tyrannical. 

           The Greenies have literally gifted people like Harry Reid with a license to regulate the use of private lands and in some cases, even confiscate it under the guise of environmental protection. So I ask once again, "WHO are the extremists?".  When I consider the ludicrous number of agencies, inspectors, rules and requirements that Howard Commander has been subjected to in attempting to open a little Go-Kart  and Moto-X track, I begin to wonder exactly WHEN we entered the Twilight Zone.  It's insanity, plain and simple.

           Thanks to the extreme Greenies, the costs and complications of using our own properties to sustain ourselves is now prohibitive and daunting. Which is of course, no accident.  Environmental issues are a convenient excuse for more government control in our lives, and many of the liberals who strongly support excessive regulations, know it. There are also plenty of low-info noisemakers who jump on the Green wagon just for the sake of supporting what they've been indoctrinated to see as a worthy cause. 

           Millions of liberals are highly-educated, (but NOT necessarily intelligent or sensible). They KNOW the real agenda behind environmental extremism, but don't object to it because they support it ! Progressives fall into three categories; 1) Socialists, 2) Communists, and 3) Brain Dead.  The first two are on a mission and will support anything that advances it, including appalling violations of Constitutional Law. They actually believe that by supporting the Obama administration's dream of an American Monarchy, they will be among the favored few if that goal is ever reached. They have forgotten history. Tyrants eliminate their Yes-Men first, EVERY time. They are no longer trusted or necessary. The REAL elitists at the top of the heap are not about to share their ill-gotten spoils.

           The EPA, BLM and all the other agencies involved in regulating land use and enforcing the ridiculous laws, are no less than criminals and government thugs, and NOW they are armed to the TEETH. What happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada this Spring is a classic example of the results of an over-reaching government, Constitutional ignorance, environmental extremist groups and plain old tyranny. No question about it. IF the government had believed that they could have gotten away with it, the civilians, Oathkeepers and Militia Members who showed up to support Bundy, would have been shot. 

           The fact that none of the peaceful protestors were arrested or harmed, tells me that despite Obama's efforts to build an illegal, National Police Force, they are not strong enough to take on America's armed citizenry. YET. The Bundy incident was a ticking bomb and one wrong move by the government thugs would have heralded the second, "Shot Heard 'Round the World". They aren't able to take us on yet, and THAT my friends, is why they want us disarmed. THAT, is why defending our right to keep and bear arms is so essential, even if you do not choose to own firearms yourself. 
Having a good neighbor with a stash of guns just may save your life one day.

          In the meantime, I agree that we should all be kind to the earth and not be wasteful. It's a good thing to use natural products as much as possible, but it is also important to understand that America has the cleanest air and water on earth, and that's a FACT. Extreme measures are NOT warranted, and with a few simple, earth-friendly measures, they never will be. Don't buy -in to the environmental hype and scare-tactics. 

           It isn't you, me, Howard Commander or the farm that uses Round-Up that we need to regulate. The biggest polluter in America is the government, the same government that makes the rules for US. Don't believe it? Google "Nuclear Waste", or "Chem Trails" just for Starters! Look into it a little, you will be shocked.  Information, TRUTHFUL information, is the most formidable weapon that we as free Americans can arm ourselves with against the pending takeover of our country. In a world of such advanced technology such as we now live in, ignorance is a choice. Do your homework.

                     Good Night!   JJ


 Speaking of Monarchs


Extreme Police


Dems Turning on Obama Over Release of Taliban Five


When Bergdahl's Father Spoke in Pashto at the White House, What did he SAY?



 Conspiracy Against.... BACON ??                                                 6-10-2014

             Let's begin with Bacon, since we all know how very important it is!  LOL!  I used to be a vegetarian. Not a Vegan, just a non-meat eater.  Even now, I eat very little meat and avoid it as much as possible, it just grosses me out and so do eggs. I also totally reject anything with peppers, onions or tomatoes. Wierd, I know, but I just can't stand them. One thing I have never been able to give up, is BACON.  It has to be cooked almost to burning, super-crispy for me to enjoy it, but when it's cooked right, I can't resist it. However, resisting it may become a lot easier in the near future.

           It seems there is a mysterious illness affecting baby pigs in America, and it has now spread to 27 states. Experts are stumped and cannot find the source of the illness or how to combat it. The effect has been devastating and piglets are dying by the millions shortly after birth. Imagine what the price of pork products will soon be as a result?  Now, you all know that I over-think most everything, and this is no exception. What two things do Muslims hate almost as much as they hate Christians?  Dogs, and PIGS. Some towns have poured pig blood on the sites of proposed Mosques, and the Muslims have abandoned the locations as a result. Yes, they are terrified of pigs.

           So I have to wonder, with all the Halal foods appearing in our supermarkets and restaurants, if there isn't a plot afoot to end the big pork farms. Maybe that's a little over-the-top, but it isn't impossible, either. We'll just have to wait and see what the veterinary experts come up with, I guess. Meanwhile, better develop a taste for turkey bacon. 


           Now, about today's high school shooting in Portland, Oregon.  One shooter, one victim, and another suicide by the perpetrator.  The timing of this is odd, as I had a mild altercation with a liberal last night over this very subject. I am a Pinterest fanatic. If you haven't heard of or visited Pinterest, you don't know what you're missing. In any case, this lib posted a picture on Pinterest last night of a sign he had seen in a gun shop. It was just a photo of the Statue of Liberty and the words; "We support the 2nd Amendment and will help you exercise your rights". 

           For some reason, the lib was infuriated by this sign, and he took a photo of it and pinned it with a nasty comment about Right-Wing mental cases or some such thing. That was okay, nothing unusual, but he went ON. He stated that "All the shootings and the lunatic Right-Wingers still don't get it. Time for some more shootings!". Well, to ME, that sounded like a promise, a very dangerous thing to say. I didn't ask him what he was doing IN a gun shop if he was so anti-gun, but I did address his statement about more shootings to come.  

           The inconvenient FACT is, that every single mass-shooting has been perpetrated by Democrat Liberals. EVERY, SINGLE, ONE ! Yet the Dem Gun-Grabbers in Washington haven't considered just disarming liberals. LOLOL!!  I know without question that Columbine, the Colorado Movie Theater, and the Sandy Hook "alleged" shootings, were set-ups and False Flags. The evidence of that is too prolific to be denied. These events sparked much rhetoric and division, but failed to achieve the results the planners hoped for. Americans in the know, will NEVER give up their guns, no matter HOW many people the government kills in its sick attempt to disarm us. Not ALL of us have fallen victim to the dumbing-down of the people. 

           So why do the shootings continue? Some are copy-cat incidents carried out by very ill people. Liberals, remember? Maybe today's was another False Flag and maybe it wasn't, but regardless of who or what was behind it, we will STILL not be disarmed. Not EVER. For years, those of us who still possess some Common Sense, have been urging armed security in our schools. After Sandy Hook, we pushed for Veteran Guards in the schools, and still, the Obama Administration would not hear it. We warned them that Gun Free Zones are nothing less than an open invitation for crazies. 

           In following the news today, I heard over and over, that we "Must put armed security in our schools and strengthen our Mental Health System".  Gee, did you guys think of that all by yourselves ?!  DUH !!! Did it HAVE to be the left's idea to be accepted? Apparently so. No matter, I don't care who gets the credit for doing the right thing, as long as it gets done and our kids are protected.  The thing is, we can't afford to wait anymore. We need to put unemployed vets to work protecting our schools, and solve two problems in one fell swoop.  Who better to do this job than the most highly-trained men and women in the world? 

           If you have kids in public school, you need to get active in pushing for armed security. Help some vets and protect the kids, and then, take a look at the inadequacy of Mental Health Care in America. Insurance companies are the target here, as they are the ones that force very sick people back into the streets despite the implications. That MUST stop! Monitor what your kids are watching, what music they listen to and especially, what video games they play and let's rebuild the respect for human life  that has been forgotten and resulted in so many killings of ALL types. 

           Society has created monsters and society must work diligently to reverse the damage.       Don't forget Town Board tonight at 7 !           JJ


SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 700 unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America were sleeping on plastic boards at a Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales, Arizona, this weekend, the vast majority flown from South Texas. It is the latest illustration of how a wave of immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala has overwhelmed U.S. border authorities. President Barack Obama called the surge a crisis last week and appointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead the government's response. Here are some questions and answers.


Illegal border crossings soared for several years in South Texas, which recently surpassed Arizona as the busiest corridor. The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley sector made 148,017 arrests from Oct. 1 to May 17, far higher than the 62,876 caught in Tucson, Arizona, which is the second-busiest crossing point.

The dramatic shift is taxing U.S. authorities because Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans make up about 75 percent of those caught in South Texas, the traditional entry point for Central Americans. For decades, the vast majority of people who crossed the border illegally were from neighboring Mexico and could be deported the same day on a short bus ride to the nearest crossing. Central Americans are sent home on U.S. government flights, a more daunting challenge.

An unusually large number of those crossing in South Texas are unaccompanied children, many seeking to join parents who are already in the U.S. illegally. Authorities arrested 47,017 unaccompanied children on the border from October through May, up 92 percent from the same period a year earlier. A draft Border Patrol memorandum estimates that number could reach 90,000 in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, up from a previous government estimate of 60,000.


Rampant crime and poverty across Central America is a big reason. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, with 90.4 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. The World Bank says nearly 60 percent of Honduras' 8 million people live in poverty.

Some Republican lawmakers and administration critics say lax enforcement practices encourage children to make the perilous journey. They cite an opinion by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, in December that blasted authorities for releasing a Salvadoran girl to her mother, who hired a smuggler to transport her daughter and was in the country illegally.

"(The government) has simply chosen not to enforce the United States' border security laws," the judge wrote.

The government has released some immigrants but refused to say how many. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says it will make "appropriate custody determinations."


The Obama administration has asked Congress for $1.4 billion to help house, feed and transport children and plans to temporarily house more than 1,000 at military bases in Ventura, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Immigration officials, by policy, do not keep children in detention. They are transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement to be housed in shelters until they can be reunited with parents or guardians.

A Homeland Security official said Health and Human Services turned to the Border Patrol to house children temporarily at the Nogales warehouse starting May 31 because they were overwhelmed. About 2,000 vinyl-covered mattresses were ordered, and the official expected the population there to double to 1,400.

On Sunday, about 60 children arrived at the Nogales shelter and the same number left after they were moved to other locations, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Carlos de Leon, Guatemala's vice consul in Phoenix, said portable showers arrived Friday and a contractor was brought in to serve hot meals Sunday.

"It's not a shelter, but the conditions are getting better," said de Leon, who visited Sunday and reported there were 280 Guatemalan children.

Tony Banegas, Honduras' honorary consul in Phoenix, said the first toothbrushes and toothpaste were expected Monday. Children who had not bathed in days were rotating through four showers. He said there were 236 Honduran children there on Saturday, including an 8-year-old.

The government has also been flying families from South Texas to Arizona and El Paso, Texas, and releasing them at bus stations. ICE has only one detention facility for families — an 85-bed center in Pennsylvania.


Town Board                                                                 6-10-2014       

                         Tonight's turnout was low, but we actually had a full board in attendance.  The meeting was for the most part, rather uneventful save for an early argument on how best to ensure that bills are not signed by board members and approved for payment if the funds are not available.  This goes back two meetings when the Czar was publicly outed for having made this mistake himself.  That was a personal affront to him and his inflated ego and apparently, he has been stewing on it.

                           He had taken the time to prepare a new policy for paying bills, which I won't describe in detail, but will tell you it was involved and a time-waster compared to what Colleen has always done and the councilmen were willing to do. Chuck Geraldi and Colleen both argued the point with the Czar that his new approach was not viable, and even Brucey weighed-in against the Czar's plan. They were right, it was WAAY too involved and there was no need for such extensive complications. The volley went on for some time, and the meeting ended up being a 2 -1/4 hour session with an agenda that should have been handled in less than ONE hour. 

                             Naturally, the Czar was his usual snide self, and made a snotty comment  to Colleen about how things are done , "In the REAL world".  He just isn't capable of getting through a single meeting without being egotistical and  as my friend Meg would say, "Snarky".  Abrasive man, indeed.  

                             Privilege of the Floor went on for quite a while as well, with a couple of people who are concerned about the fracking proposal and the Tennessee Gas pipeline expansion. Another resident was asking questions about the budgets for past years and where to get the info, as well as when there would be action on the Noise Ordinance. No one from the East Nassau Whiner's Club was present, but they had submitted a list of what the Czar referred to as "Demands" to the Town Board for their perusal and consideration. Those demands were not shared with the public, but I can just IMAGINE.

                             Cynthia Creech spoke about the new Farmer's Market at Windswept Farm and mentioned that Chris Gibson had stopped by this past weekend. Gee, must be Campaign Time!  He wants our support for doing absolutely NOTHING to address our out-of-control president. He wants our votes despite having voted for the funding of more gun-control measures just a week or so ago. It stinks, BIG time, that no one from the Republican Party has challenged him, because I cannot vote for Dems at the federal level. Voting for RINO Gibson will be extremely painful ! So rather than NOT vote for Congressman or vote for a Dem, I will be forced to vote for Chris again. HowEVER, I will also ride his A_S every minute about getting OFF it and doing his job in Washington! I will also watch and report his every action and inaction, far and WIDE. 

                              Matt Larabee announced that the Town Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 11 a.m till. Attendees should being a dish or refreshment to share.  Clean-Up day plans are a go, with volunteers ready to assist those who need help in cleaning up and trucking their debris. Kent Pratt said tonight that there WILL be a dumpster for appliances and electronics, and don't forget that each household can also bring up to four tires. No toxins, no household garbage. If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, you should call the Town Hall and make arrangements to get one.  #794-8888.

                              So that's about it for the June 2014, New Lebanon Town Board Meeting.  Enjoy the rest of your week and do some research !   God Bless,  JJ


 Had  Enough  YET ?!?!                                                     6-13-2014

                This was not the post I had planned for today, I'll have to get to that one tonight. I believe that what is happening at the moment in Iraq is far more important. There is no need for me to go into lengthy explanations of the issues, you know what is going on, at least you certainly SHOULD. In this case, the mainstream media is actually doing some accurate and unbiased reporting on both the over-reach involved in the release of the Taliban 5, AND Obama's HUGE mistake in pulling our Troops from Iraq prematurely. 

               I have often stated that I would like to see our soldiers come home and be deployed to our borders. Not that I ever thought that would happen, but it would be  a good solution to the illegal immigration problem. We all know by now, that the Dems at the federal level don't do anything that actually WORKS or is a "Simple" and inexpensive solution. Quite the opposite. They complicate everything, choose the most expensive answers both in financial cost and the loss of lives. They do not WANT America to remain strong, independent and secure, let's just admit it and get that out of the way. 

               Obama has now committed just over 150 violations of the Constitution. He has increased the national debt to an unprecedented level, and unemployment is at record levels. (This administration is estimating the numbers of unemployed based ONLY on the number of Americans still receiving unemployment benefits, NOT those who have given up the job search or run out of benefits! Their estimates are NOT accurate.) Illegal immigrants are literally POURING into this country by the tens of thousands, each and EVERY day, and now they are shipping their children in by the truckloads. 

               Islamic extremists are in positions of power in our government and military offices and have taken over entire cities in this country, such as Dearborn, Michigan which is almost entirely inhabited by Muslims . Our military defense and National Security are at the lowest levels EVER, our healthcare system is a nightmare, our vets are neglected, our children indoctrinated, truth and morality are now unimportant, free speech is criminalized, Faith is discouraged and sometimes even punishable, sexual deviance is accepted and encouraged, and there is ZERO accountability for officials at any level of government regardless of how serious the violation or crime.

                We have more prisons and inmates than any other country in the world,  and our welfare system is shameful. The media is now devoid of truth and honor, False Flag tragedies are staged by the government in an effort to disarm the people, parental rights are being eroded, energy independence is taboo, and we have a president who is the most anti-American, lawless, and un-vetted of any other in the history of America. We now have an unconstitutional, National Police Force formed by Obama via all the letter-agencies being armed and trained to enforce Martial Law when the day arrives, and it WILL, soon. We are spied on, taxed to death, targeted for being Conservative, Christian or Patriotic, and Obama has done everything in his power to divide the people by race, religion and political preference.

                 Never before has any president taken so many actions by Executive Order. Never before has ANY president EVER had such little regard for the separation of powers or the limits on his own. Now we have seen him release 5 of the most dangerous terrorists alive today, AND lie about the fact that they would be monitored. They are not only free to roam, they also received a promise from Obama that they would not be re-arrested by the U.S for a one-year period! What did we get in return? A deserter and traitor who has converted to Islam and whose parents are also Islamic sympathizers! Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS Targeting, the NSA spying, the V.A debacle, the firing of Generals, the hiding of the Benghazi witnesses, and NOW, the failure to finish the job in Iraq. 

                 Our allies, especially Israel , have been abused and abandoned. Below is a photo of OUR American Embassy in Tel Aviv, and yes, that is a Gay Pride Flag flying below the red, white and blue. Our Congress is weak, ineffective and uncaring. Our elections are a joke and the fraud is unimaginable. Families are losing their homes, their healthcare, cannot afford fuel for their cars or to heat their homes, and the cost of food continues to rise precipitously. Electric bills are soaring, and the minimum wage is rising to dangerous levels while the dollar is dying. 

                 This administration has done more devastating damage to America than all the others, combined. Yet We the People still sit on our couches. I am posting two videos below that illustrate exactly how serious the Iraq issue is at this moment. These militants are using AMERICAN weapons and vehicles to take over the country, tools we left behind for the use of the Iraqi army and police that we trained, and who threw themselves at the mercy of the militants rather than fight. Almost 5000 American lives lost in this war, tens of thousands of others came home permanently damaged physically and mentally, and the financial costs? I can only imagine! All for nought, because we have a president who wants to look like a hero, be credited with ending a war that wasn't over, and disregard the men and women who bravely went into this battle in the name of Freedom. It's all about "Politics" and "Control" and it is an epic FAILURE. 

                  When John McCain, the ultimate RINO, slams Obama and his self-serving policies, it's a good bet that we are facing another crisis, compliments of this administration. WHEN will it be enough? WHEN will it be TOO MUCH? WHEN will YOU do your part in reversing this disease of Democrat Liberalism, Decay,and Communism? Yes, it IS Communism we are fighting, that and Islam. The Constitution was written to protect this country and her people from exactly what we are facing right now, at this very moment. Pick it UP and READ it, then DO something, ANYTHING, to demand Congress arrest and impeach ALL those involved in this downfall of the greatest country on earth ! Only the PEOPLE can make it stop, only the PEOPLE can save our country and our culture, our children, our future and our FREEDOM. By the PEOPLE, I mean YOU!


Obama's MESS in Iraq !


McCain SLAMS Obama for Iraq Pull-Out


Taliban 5 are Free to Roam


How Obama has Strengthened Al Qaeda


Wimps and Walls                                                                      6-13-2014

              How do you build an impenetrable wall ? One brick at a time. Quality materials, careful placement, patience and planning yield superior results. That's how America was built, and for over 200 years she has stood strong and proud against the many storms. Throughout our history, evil men have attempted to topple that barrier by removing the strongest bricks from the weakest points, and every time, it continued to stand.  Still, a wall is only as strong as the ground it is built upon and we are presently facing a crisis of erosion.

              Have you heard about the lawsuit being brought against the Washington Redskins?  All of a sudden, their name is considered racist. Really ? With all the vital issues we face as a country, we're going to lend credence to thin-skinned wimps? Why do we allow such petty, immature complaints to even be heard in our courts? These frivolous lawsuits are a waste of time and money and serve only to encourage more of the same.

               We allowed a similar complaint to affect us and our children right here in Lebanon by giving in to the whiners and changing the name of our sports teams from the Lebanon Indians to the Lebanon Tigers. Fortunately, tigers can't talk, and if they could, they would be unlikely to object. The strong, sensible and self-confident, rarely DO.  America is a melting pot and always has been, yet it's only in the past couple of decades that we have begun to see this over-sensitivity and weakness of character. Are people really that offended by non-derogatory labels or is it just that they want to test the limits, see how far they can push ? I suspect the latter.

                Isn't it time for mature Americans to push back and call the sissies out? Let them take THAT to court. There are no laws to protect wimps and tender feelings and there never SHOULD be, yet our government is doing its damndest to criminalize mere insults. Who has time for that ?  The P.C movement is nothing but a convenient distraction from the real, vital problems we need to deal with as a nation and another insidious assault on the First Amendment.

                Have you ever called someone an insulting name or used a racial slur?  Of course you have, we have ALL been on both ends of personal insults and we have all survived. Often, we even come out stronger for it. We are Americans, we're supposed to be strong, confident and able to stand against adversity. If we are unable to ignore an insult, or "perceived" insult, how can we hope to stand against the present tide of assaults on our freedoms from without and WITHIN? 

                 The motto of America's strongest men is: "The Few, The Proud, The Marines".  They are indeed the FEW. Strong men are becoming a rarity in our society and each and every day, our schools and media work to perpetuate the problem. If a little boy brings a cap-gun to school, he is suspended and berated, his parents tormented by the media and anti-gun groups. Yet if that same little boy comes to school with a Barbie doll and a bow in his hair, he is celebrated. Are you kidding me ? Why do we allow this double-standard and the "sissification" of our boys?  (Is that a word? It is NOW.)

                  It's time for the men of America to grow a set, to be MEN, to be FATHERS and ROLE MODELS. We must once again instill a sense of responsibility in our children of BOTH sexes. We MUST have a re-awakening of the American Spirit and just say "NO" to the liberal agenda.  


REAL MEN.  Bikers going to Mexico to Free Our Marine!




Coffee and Loons                                                             6-16-2014

             I'd like to open tonight by congratulating all the Lebanon Little Leaguers on tonight's play-off games! Great job and an enjoyable evening in the park.  Also, congrats to Jessica Byrne-York and her husband on the arrival of baby John.

               Now, back to the coffee.  I LOVE coffee. I have been a coffee-holic since my teens and always will be. I also drink it black with no sugar, because for ME, that's the only way to judge a good cup.  It's also how all third-shift cops drink it and the habit stuck. I am certainly not alone in my love of this drink, Americans are for the most part, coffee people.  I love seeing a complimentary coffee pot in a waiting room at a car repair shop or a doctor's office, it's a welcoming and warm touch. 

               Of course, there ARE some folks who don't care if they ever have coffee or if anyone else does , either. A simple thing like a love of coffee or an indifference TO it, can become a big issue and last week at our town board meeting, it became just that. Yup, believe it or not, coffee became another reason for division in New Lebanon. LOL!! 

               When Dan Evans ran for office, I objected strongly. Not for any personal reason, but because he was too young, totally inexperienced, had NEVER attended a single meeting of any of the town boards, and his mom is the Czar's "Confidential Secretary", which to ME, is a conflict of interest. It also concerned me that Dan was a member of the LVPA and that the Czar had absolutely, NO question, recruited him as a candidate.  Yet he ran, and because his grandparents are so well known and liked in the community, he won.  So be it. 

                So I decided to take a "Wait and See" attitude and watch the kid run with it. Knowing that the Czar was likely pulling his strings, I assigned a number of people to assist me in watching the interactions between the two of them. It quickly became obvious that Dan is a smart kid, he does his homework and fulfills his obligations as a council member. It also became instantly obvious that he and the Czar are INDEED, tightly connected. Several slips of the tongue during meetings have exposed the fact that they have pre-discussed things in private and have "agreements" on certain issues beforehand. 

               The two also share a similar vision for New Lebanon, and it is NOT what the majority of the residents have made clear they do NOT want, like public water and sewers, sidewalks and more yuppie businesses. So it was no surprise that at last week's meeting, Dan Evans actually questioned coffee vouchers. The employees of the Town Hall have always had a pot of coffee going during working hours, for as long as I can remember and I'm sure even a lot farther back than that!  Some of them put in a lot of hours, and it's always nice to offer a cup to a resident that stops in as well. I don't THINK anyone has ever questioned the practice before. 

               Dan Evans however, seems to think that the town hall should not have coffee available for the employees or the residents, since the taxpayers are paying for it. He stated that the only way having coffee available could be justified, was if a cup was offered to everyone who came into the town hall. Good Grief, are you KIDDING me? Why is it that liberals always want to strip everyone of everything that's nice and enjoyable, warm and hospitable? Are they THAT cold inside? (Well yeah, they are). Sadly, there has not been a pot of coffee at the town hall since that meeting. 

              I don't make a habit of hanging out at the town hall, in fact, I don't go there at all other than for meetings, BUT, I strongly feel that our town employees have a right to have a pot of coffee on during working hours and that we the taxpayers, can eat the cost. Coffee promotes alertness and energy and coffee drinkers who are deprived, are less productive and a lot less happy. Do we REALLY need to be this petty? I suggest that we either demand this be straightened out immediately and the coffee rights restored, or those of us who appreciate our town employees, pledge to donate to the coffee fund for them. 

              Where SHOULD Mr. Evans be focusing his attention? How about on the fact that our brand-new. $500,000.00 Town Hall Meeting Room has an air-conditioning system that is SO loud, we have to choose between being comfortable, or being able to hear the councilmen speak? This has been an issue at the last 4 meetings held in that room, and it's time to address it. Either FIX the AC so it's as quiet as it SHOULD be, or install a microphone and speaker system in the room. Pick ONE and go DO it ! It's not getting any cooler outside. 

              Or, maybe young Mr. Evans could take a VERY close look at the Economic Development Committee that is stacked with the wealthy, the non-residents, part-time residents, city-transplant friends of Mike Benson and operates behind closed doors . Maybe, he should ask Max Gitter who died and made him boss of the town? Why should Max decide what businesses we should have or not have in our town, when he is a part-time resident and holds NO office ? He could also ask WHY this EDC claims to not be a town entity, and therefore exempt from OMLs, yet they are making the major decisions for the future of this town without the input of the residents. To ME, that makes them very much a town entity and subject to the same rules and codes as every other board and committee.  TRANSPARENCY, for starters! They were also organized and appointed by the Town Supervisor and that just smells BAD. 

              As I said some weeks ago, we do not NEED an EDC or any other group of elitists telling us how to improve and grow our town. WE the PEOPLE can do it as a community, with NO government loans or grants, no tax increases and create improvements that will benefit ALL residents, not just the chosen few. This issue should SERIOUSLY concern all of you, because ALL of you will be affected by the decisions and plans that you have NO say in.

               Here is another question for you all;  When a property is taken by the county for back-taxes, and the property is offered for public auction, where should the bidding begin? Shouldn't the bidding start at the amount owed in taxes? It can go anywhere FROM that point, but it should begin at what the county needs to pay off the debt. So why is it, that the Czar and one of his very few friends at county, are planning to review these properties and decide where the starting bid should be?  Number ONE, it is not the Czar's job or business how this is done or what the bid starts at. His job, his ONLY job, is to watch over the finances of this town, PERIOD. Nothing else. 

               Who does this guy think he IS? OBAMA? Look folks, the federal government is out of control because WE allowed it to be. Now we are seeing the same behavior here in this little town, and we can decide whether to allow it or NOT allow it, it's up to you. Are you going to let Max Gitter and the Czar take away your voices, your input,and your choices, or are you going to step up and claim your right to have a say in this town's future? Are you going to sit still for Gitter chasing away businesses he doesn't personally approve of and invite only the ones he likes? I warned you that would happen, and guess what? It IS happening. Do you want this private group of snobs and outsiders to take your hometown away from you and transform it into another Lenox where only the most wealthy can afford to live, or are you going to join hands  and sign-on to the Community Effort to improve our town with our hands, talents and ingenuity? 

              If you're willing to volunteer, donate something, lend your expert advice or talent to town improvement, email me! We want and need YOU and your ideas. Let's keep this town in the hands of the people, not the bullies.   K9Sheps@yahoo.com.





He NEVER Stops!



Illegal Means ILLEGAL !!!!!!!                                                     6-17-2014

                  Daniel Webster must be rolling in his grave, like ALL our Founding Fathers. The meaning of everything is being re-defined by the most non-sensical and twisted minds imaginable.

                   The present situation at our southern border is not a problem, it is a crisis of mass proportion ! No one who has not seen or heard it for themselves or watched and listened to the accounts of those who have, cannot even BEGIN to imagine the enormity of this assault.  I am posting a short video for you below that will give you just a "Sample" of what is going on.  Notice the shock and desperation in the reporter's voice and body language, and let his incredulity send the message home to you. 

                    The Bleeding-Hearts Club of America will cry and whine about the plight of the poor "children" who are flooding into our country by the thousands, EVERY day. They are coming from Mexico, Honduras, Columbia and a number of other Latino countries. These children HAVE families, and those families are using their own kids as tools, as "Keys" to America's doors for millions more to enter, and Obama is not only ignoring it, he is supporting and encouraging it.  He refuses to enforce the laws of this land that are in place to protect American citizens from foreign invasion of ANY kind. More Impeachable offenses. 

                     What the media will not tell you, but the Border Agents WILL, is that the majority of these kids are teenagers, and while in the holding centers are engaging in sex acts with numerous partners and raping the unwilling. Many of them are infected with STDs, some are HIV Positive. They are drug-addicted, and many carry lice, scabies, impetigo and who knows what else. Meanwhile, adult illegals also continue to cross the border, and NONE of them are being registered, checked for criminal backgrounds or mental health issues, and none are being checked for diseases. Pregnant women account for one in every ten who cross into the U.S. 

                       So not only are we allowing criminals, the mentally unstable, and sexual deviants to enter at will, we are also inviting disease. Guess who will be financially responsible for the results of this lawlessness? The American Taxpayer, the already over-burdened few. All so the Democrats, AND some Republicans, can build an immense voter base and eliminate all competition in future elections. They want permanent power, and millions of foreign voters will ensure that. Yet, at the same time, Obama is attempting to make it illegal to wait for military votes to be counted? 

                        Don't we have more than enough leeches in America as it is? The number of food stamp and welfare recipients, the unemployed, and the plain lazy, have TRIPLED under Obama's watch. What do you suppose millions of sick, uneducated, non-English speaking illegals will do for those numbers? What do you suppose it will do for our crime rate? This is the time that Obama wants to disarm us ? Fat chance, Barry. Between the tyranny in our government and the influx of foreign criminals and terrorists, no one with a lick of sense would give up their guns! 

                          The financial burden to this country that  will result from this massive influx of illegals will be in the billions of dollars.  Yet Obama and Biden have deliberately thrown open the doors to America and endangered us all.   Do I support LEGAL immigration ? Absolutely! Without immigrants, there would BE no America ! However, there are procedures in place to protect us from the undesirables, like criminals and the diseased, the terrorists and those suffering from dangerous, mental health issues. It is the job of the Commander-in-Chief to ensure strict enforcement of immigration laws and procedures. 

                           Sadly, our "Leader" has a dream to destroy this country's greatness, health, economy, security and freedom before he leaves office. He SUCKS at just about everything but golf, but he EXCELS in destruction. He has a LOT of help. So what should be done about the border and the immigration crisis? We must begin by closing the border with our military, National Guard, and willing veterans. Put the illegal DHS that has NO business in our towns and neighborhoods on the border to seal it tight!  Next, we round up every illegal we can lay hands on and deport them immediately. Screw the formal paperwork, just toss them back over the fence the same way they came IN. Then, create some jobs for unemployed Americans by training thousands of Border Guards to patrol every foot of it ! 

                           Toss out the old system and simplify the immigration process for those who wish to come to the U.S legally. There is NO reason for applicants to be forced to wait YEARS for citizenship. Health and criminal checks would be required of course, and so would be learning the English language and studying our Constitution. Gainful employment within three months and NO welfare or hand-outs after those three months. Finally, a one-year probationary period to show consistent employment and lawful behavior. Simple, isn't it? Most things ARE, or CAN be, but the government complicates it all. 

                            No one, not new arrivals, not minorities, not members of alternative life-style groups or anyone ELSE, should receive special perks or treatment in America. Not for employment, college educations, housing, etc. Every American should be responsible for their own success or failure, their own families and the consequences of their choices and actions. EVERYONE should be tasked with their own futures based on merit, hard work and ambition, not "Taken Care Of" by the taxpayers because of their ethnicity or lack of work ethic. 

                           We should expect MORE of immigrants, not less. They should be required to prove themselves worthy of citizenship in America, not the other way around, and they must assimilate or go back where they came from!  So no, I don't care to hear a single word about the need for Humanitarian efforts for these young illegals now languishing at our border.  Send them HOME. America FIRST, Veterans and National Security FIRST.  A Constitutional Government, FIRST, and education and jobs for Americans, FIRST !  


Video:  Crisis at the Border! 


This will make you laugh and Terrify you at the same time. THIS is how uninformed and plain STUPID Americans have become! 



CAN we ?????                                                                                6-18-2014

                 I've compiled a list of all our NY State Congress members for the convenience of the few who wish to be involved in saving our country. ONE letter, email or phone call per week is something every, single one of you CAN do. Pick an issue or scandal, there are plenty to choose from, then pick a Congressman or two to BADGER. If we do not commit to giving these people NO peace, we will never be heard. They are NOT doing their JOBS !

                 Do you think that your boss would continue to pay you a six-figure salary, provide you with reimbursements for food, gas and lodging, AND a LIFETIME retirement income that matches your salary, and allow you to do NOTHING ?? If YOU were, or are, a Boss, would YOU ? Do you give your kids their allowance if they fail to complete their chores? If you do, maybe you should run for office ! 

                  Today is one of those rare days that I feel it might very well be too late for America. The demoralization, alienation, loss of strength and pride, and sheer STUPIDITY of many Americans, may be irreversible.  Maybe the millions of Conservative Americans like myself are indeed fighting a losing battle. I don't know. All I am certain of, is that if we don't at least TRY to undo some of the damage our parents failed to address, then we are no better than the Harry Reids and George Soros' of this world. 

                   It would be sooo much easier to turn away, to join the idiots with their heads in the sand and their asses in the air, just QUIT, but I'm not made that way.  I can't choose the easy road, the dishonorable option, and I can't fail my God and my loved ones. As exhausting, frustrating and enraging as this battle is, I am not a deserter. A lot of Christians are content in the knowledge that God is in control and one day we will be allowed to witness His wrath and vengeance on the Left. Though I strongly believe that day will come and that it will be a Glorious Day, it doesn't offer me the comfort I need TODAY. 

                   In fact, I am often livid with my fellow Christians for their apathy and excuses, for not picking up the sword and wading into the fray. We ALL have a job to do, some in mission work, some in ministries or witnessing, and others in standing against all that is contrary to His Word.  God never commanded us to sit on our pious butts and do nothing. He EXPECTS us to stand up and out, to object and protect, to act and react, and He gives us what we need to do what He asks of us. 

                    Still, He does not always expect or require success, just effort, dedication and faith. Jeremiah is an excellent example of that. There is no shame in failure, just in the failure to TRY.  To stand up for what is right and object to the wrongs is not reserved for people of faith, but for ALL people of honor. I believe that the majority of Americans are still GOOD people and truthful statistics show this to be a fact. Problem is, we haven't learned to work together, to step out of our comfort zones and dare to scream out loud. We need to take a lesson from the Left and get pushy, loud and annoying. We need to organize in great numbers, strategize and Surround them! The easiest way to do this is to join/support the Tea Party. They are the ONLY, truly Conservative group and they are already great in numbers and well-organized.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IS it too late ? Maybe, maybe not, and that's why, on days like today when I want to fall on my knees and weep, I instead take a deep breath, say a prayer for strength, and keep on plugging. We HAVE to TRY ! 


New York State Congress Members

Name District Address

  1. Paul Tonko (D) 20 61 Columbia St. 4th Floor Albany,NY 12210

  2. Nydia Valesquez (D) 7 500 Pearl St. Suite 973 New York,N.Y 10007

  3. Chris Gibson (R) 2 Hudson St. Kinderhook, N.Y 12106

  4. Tim Bishop 1 31 Oak St. Suite 20 Patchogue,N.Y 11772

  5. Yvette Clark (D) 9 123 Linden Blvd. 4th Floor Brooklyn,N.Y 11226

  6. Chris Collins 27 1117 Longworth House Off. Bldg.

    Washington,D.C 20515

  7. Joseph Crowley 14 82-11 37th Av. Suite 402 Queens,N.Y 11372

  8. Eliot Engel 16 6 Gramatan Av. Suite 205 Mt. Vernon,N.Y10550

  9. Michael Grimm (R ) 11 265 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, N.Y 10306

  10. Richard Hanna (R ) 22 258 Genesee St. Utica,N.Y 13502

  11. Steve Israel (D) 3 534 Broad Hollow Rd. Melville,N.Y 11747

  12. Hakeem Jeffries (D) 8 55 Hanson Place Suite 603 Brooklyn,N.Y 11217

  13. Peter King (R ) 2 1003 Park Blvd. Massapequa,N.Y 11762

  14. Nita Lowey (D) 17 67 No. Main St. Suite 101 New City,N.Y 10956

  15. Dan Maffei (D) 24 13 W. Oneida St. 2nd Flr. Oswego,N.Y 13126

  16. Carolyn Maloney (D) 12 1651 3rd Ave. Suite 311 New York,N.Y 10128

  17. Carolyn McCarthy (D) 2346 Rayburn House Off. Bldg.

    Washington,D.C 20515

  18. Gregory Meeks (D) 5 153-01 Jamaica Av. 2nd Flr. Jamaica,N.Y 11432

  19. Grace Meng (D) 6 1317 Longworth HOB Washington,D.C 20515

  20. Jerrold Nadler (D) 10 201 Varick St. Suite 609 New York,N.Y 10014

  21. Bill Owens(D) 21 3 Frontage Rd. G Gloversville,N.Y 12078

  22. Charles Rangel (D) 13 163 W. 125th St. Suite737 New York,N.Y 10027

  23. Jose Serrano (D) 15 1231 Lafayette St. 4th Flr. Bronx,N.Y 10474

  24. Louise Slaughter (D) 25 3129 Fed. Bldg. 100 State 14614

    Rochester,N.Y 14614         

Col. Allen West Speaks                                                      6-19-2014

              There is nothing I could say tonight that would be more powerful than what Allen West has said this week. So, since I need a break anyway, I will allow Col. West to do the talking for me tonight.  God Bless.  JJ


A week ago Barack Hussein Obama stated that the “world is less violent” during a Tumblr interview session – as his acolytes lapped it up. Is he really that clueless?
Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab proves it so. According to Yahoo News, Dozens of extremists (i.e. Islamic terrorists) attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday.
At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya’s security forces. Cars and buildings still smoldered at daybreak.
Just as a reminder, this violence is brought to you by the same jihadists who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate Mall last year — 67 people were killed last September when four al-Shabab gunmen attacked the upscale mall in the Kenyan capital.
And just like those barbaric savages then, the Mpeketoni attackers gave life-or-death religious tests, a witness said, killing those who were not Muslim.
“They came to our house at around 8 p.m. and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims. My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head and chest,” said Anne Gathigi. Another resident, John Waweru, said his two brothers were killed because the attackers did not like that the brothers did not speak Somali.
At the Breeze View Hotel, the gunmen pulled the men aside and ordered the women to watch as they killed them, saying it was what Kenyan troops are doing to Somali men inside Somalia, a police commander said.
The Interior Ministry said that at about 8 p.m. Sunday, two minivans entered the town. Militants disembarked and began shooting. Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center said military surveillance planes were launched shortly afterward.
It’s come to a certain point where I don’t blame these animals anymore. I blame us. They sense weakness, and only respect strength, power, and might.
You know what I’m sick of? I am sick of the apologists, weaklings, and coexist bumper sticker crowd who sit back and allow this to happen.
I am sick of people telling us to not offend Muslims and that these are just the actions of those who are perverting Islam. I’m sick of Barack Hussein Obama supporting Islamists. I’m sick of us allowing this theocratic-political totalitarian ideology to infiltrate Western Civilization and turn our laws against us as they masquerade as a religion. I’m sick of tolerance becoming a one-way street leading to our cultural suicide.
I’m sick of being labeled as an “Islamophobe” for speaking the truth. I am sick of hearing we are not at war with Islam, yet their actions tell me that it has been and continues to be at war with us — Dar al Islam and Dar al Harb.
I am sick of an American pastor, Saeed Abedini being held in Iran for being a Christian. I am sick of a Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a naturalized American citizen and mother of two American children being held in a Sudanese prison because of her faith — sentenced to 100 lashes and death. I’m sick of hashtag diplomacy and empty rhetoric as a response to Islamic terrorists kidnapping Christian Nigerian girls and burning boys to death.
I’m sick of reading about Christians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Copts, being slaughtered by the so called “religion of peace” — what utter bovine excrement.
I’m sick of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated groups operating freely in America and U.S. political officials allowing if not encouraging it. I’m sick of CAIR being able to wield political influence in our country and censor women like Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Brigitte Gabriel who have suffered under the intolerant hands of Islamism — and hearing nothing from liberal progressives who tout a “War on Women.”
I’m sick of people worrying about jihadists taken off the battlefield and held at a freakin’ five-star facility like GITMO with top notch medical treatment and cable TV while Americans captured by the enemy are brutally tortured, and ritually beheaded. I’m sick of cowards who release the enemy’s leadership and try to convince the American people they are not a threat.
I’m sick of these bastards believing they can taunt and threaten our nation while we sit back and fools like John Kerry talk about climate change being a global threat — and want to ask Iran for assistance in Iraq. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism and has the blood of American troops on its hands.
Yep, I’ve had it and will be relentless in defeating Islamic totalitarianism. Sir Winston Churchill tried to warn England of the threat of Naziism — of course the country initially sided with Chamberlain. And so history is repeating itself. Warning to liberal progressive socialists: stand clear lest you find yourself declared an ally with these barbarians. I am looking for brave Americans to enjoin this battle. This is not about killing them all, just killing the ones who need killing — since that is all they understand.
                                Col.  Allen  West



 I am a Domestic Terrorist                                                   6-22-2014

            Yup, it's Official, AGAIN ! BEWARE New Lebanon, you have a Radical, Right-Wing Extremist, Oathkeeper, living amongst you !! The FBI in NY State has sent a "Confidential" document to all NY Law Enforcement Agencies this past week declaring Oathkeepers and Three Percenters to be Domestic Terrorists. LOL!! In MY opinion and over 30 years experience, I see it the other way around.

             This "confidential" document had about ZERO shot at remaining confidential because believe it or not, there still ARE active-duty police officers who support the Constitution. In fact, those who do not are the minority, albeit a dangerous minority. The problems with our police today are;

1) Fear of losing their jobs and the many perks and "power" that come with the badge.

 2) Becoming a mere "civilian" and consequently vulnerable to the same oppression and tyranny as the rest of us.

 3) 80 to 90% of cops are notoriously lazy and unwilling or incapable of organizing an opposition to unconstitutional law and leaders. They foolishly believe that they will be exempt from the consequences of failing to honor their oaths.

 4) Youth and Ignorance. These peach-fuzz flatfoots that the academies are turning loose on society today have NO CLUE what it means to be an American, or of how critical to our futures Constitutional adherence IS. How COULD they? These are kids who were never taught these things in schools and socialist colleges. They are classic examples of the results and effectiveness of Progressive Indoctrination and Media Bias, and when mixed with the Wyatt Earp Syndrome of young people with a license to abuse, we have a Police State. 

                     The Obama administration has taken deliberate steps to poison our military in much the same way. Fire the Generals, those with experience who remember the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave and why we fight to keep it that way. Arm and finance the enemy and build a "new", U.S military with illegals, homosexuals, gang members and the Constitutionally ignorant. Those who will follow orders without question. Endanger and oppress the young soldiers who ARE Patriots, who ARE awake and informed and discourage enlistment by the loyalists by cutting pay and benefits and denying adequate care to returning soldiers. 

                     EVERY soldier who served with or was involved in the search for the Traitor, Bowe Bergdahl, has received a Gag Order, did you know that?  Did you also know that they have all bravely ignored that order and are singing out loud? The media won't tell you this, but I WILL. You may not be a fan of FOX News but one thing you have to admit;  FOX always presents BOTH views. Conservative guests are almost ALWAYS joined by a Progressive. Another plus for FOX is that they deliver ALL the news, not just what the  Left wants you to hear or learn about, like CNN, MSNBC and the Big Three. 

                     As an Official Domestic Terrorist, I need news that reports the uncensored facts and covers everything equally. If I don't get it from the mainstream, I seek it elsewhere and use my vetted contacts, and so should YOU. Relying on the usual outlets will only leave you uninformed and misinformed. 

                     The "New" police and military are not the ones we "over-50" folks remember. They are for the most part, no longer on our side. I must STRESS once again, that there ARE no absolutes. Not all of ANY group or organization are good or bad, but being informed and enlightened will aid you in discerning who is friend and who is foe.  Oathkeepers are active and retired Law Enforcement Officers, Military and Firefighters.  We are peaceful, law-abiding American citizens working to preserve Constitutional Law and to hold our public servants to their Oaths of Office.  If that is terrorism, then I am proud to be a terrorist. 

                     The Oathkeepers are not the ones running around in Kevlar suits and driving armored Humvees on the streets of our cities and towns. We are not the ones aiding the Muslims or inviting illegals to come to America and live for free, that distinction goes to Barack Obama and his minions. WE are not the ones staging False Flag Tragedies to frighten the populace, or indoctrinating the children, and we are not the ones causing the racial division or rampant voter fraud. That too, would be the Obama Administration.

                     We Oathkeepers are not spying on anyone's phone calls or emails, we are  not running guns to Mexican Drug Cartels or attempting to muscle ranchers off their land. That would be the IRS, NSA, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner and Harry Reid.  WE are not targeting Conservative groups OR Liberal groups or Christians and we are not responsible for the murder of 4 men in Benghazi. Here, that would be Kathleen Sebelius and Hillary Clinton, but WE are the Domestic Terrorists ?!?!

                     I could go on and on , but hopefully you get the point. WE are labeled Extremists, Radicals and now, Domestic Terrorists because we have the guts to disobey tyranny and unconstitutional laws, period. We DARE to stand our ground and honor our Oaths to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, to expose the truth of this government's agendas and prove the truth of what many consider to be Conspiracy Theories. We are a clear and present danger to the liars and tyrants. We stood up for Rancher Cliven Bundy in the Nevada heat, and we will stand up for YOU if you are arrested under the NY Safe Act or any other unconstitutional "law". You call, WE come. 

                    I am posting a link to the video of last week's meeting of the Columbia/Greene Oathkeeper's of which I am a member. The speaker is our Chapter Leader, John Wallace, a retired NYS Trooper, stand-up comedian and full-time Patriot. If you are concerned about the intent and purpose of the Oathkeepers or of having one in your town, feel free to stop by or send me an email if you would like to talk. I will also be happy to escort anyone who would like to attend the next meeting and see for themselves just WHO and WHAT we ARE.  All you have to do is ask! 

                                   God Bless,  JJ                 K9Sheps@yahoo.com


Oathkeeper's Statement re: FBI Document



MEDIA: Had Enough ?                                                                 6-28-2014

      Before I get to the subject of the day, I want to mention something a friend did for me last night. Just when I needed it most, she sent me the perfect encouragement.  This friend is a local woman who is not particularly political, and definitely leans Left, yet is willing to respect differing views and choices. A rare Liberal, indeed. 

       She and I rarely agree on the issues but we agree to disagree, never argue, and remain friends no matter what. Isn't that how it SHOULD be ? We are mature enough to respect one another's differences and look past them to the good and decent hearts that beat within us both.  We are both dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone, we just don't always agree on the means to that end.  LOL!! 

        My friend is a calmer person than I am, and it takes a lot more to light her fuse than it does mine. I tend to rant, blow off steam, and quickly get over it and move on. Those who know me best learned long ago to ignore my venting, count to ten, and just let it pass. In fact, they find my brief displays of temper amusing, which sometimes annoys me all the more.  They know that I am in fact, harmless. LOL! 

         There are only two people in my life that seem able to recognize when I am in need of a recharge and a little encouragement. One is my son, the other is this friend. She seemed to know what I needed last night and sent me a refill of hope via the miracle of cyberspace. Below, I am sharing a link to the video she sent me so that you too, can be encouraged by it. 


         SO, what have you gleaned from the mainstream media this week?  Do you know that a good number of the illegal minors now flowing across our invisible border are destined for upstate NY? At the moment, an old WalMart building in the Town of Brockport, between Syracuse and Buffalo is Site #1, and an old convent in Albany is Site #2.  Some local officials have voiced concerns about the burden this will place on taxpayers, and the answer they received was: "This program has already been paid for by the federal government".  Ummm, WHAT ?

          That response to the tax concerns, raises a whole list of new questions, doesn't it? For instance, if in fact this "program" is already paid for, WHO paid for it? The Taxpayers ! Second, how could this program be pre-financed well in advance of the invasion? Gee, you don't reckon this was an "Orchestrated" invasion, do you ?! Our government would NEVER do any such thing, would they ?  DUH !!  Think about it; why would tens of thousands of minor children from numerous, Central American countries suddenly arrive at our border en masse, unaccompanied by any adults or chaperones? WHY would a parent send their kids hundreds of miles away, maybe never to see them again, unless SOMEONE extended an invitation, an offer, and a promise of something better for these kids? 

          This is EXACTLY what the Obama administration DID.  Look it up, the proof is readily available.  They ran ads in these countries promising asylum, education, medical care,  and safety for the kids and very likely, easier entry for the parents who wish to follow them. The Liberal Left will disguise this operation as a "Compassionate" and "Humanitarian" effort to reunite families and forgive their crime of illegal entry. 

          So what will you and I get as a result of this sleazy assault by Obama? More taxation to support these illegals, more Felons, more street crime and gangs, more diseased individuals to burden our healthcare system, more unemployment for Americans, and more non-English speaking students in our already useless, public schools.  These people will be given free everything on OUR dime and OUR sweat. Why would our government do this , you ask?  Well, all of these illegals will eventually become Democrat voters. The liberal dream of permanent, left-wing control of America will be realized and we will never again see a Conservative administration in Washington,D.C.  Unless, YOU step up and say "NO!". Recent history tells me you won't.

          Did you see any updates on the Benghazi Investigation on the news this week, or hear about the scapegoat that has been arrested and is facing trial as the instigator of that attack?  Heaven forbid we should place the blame where it really belongs, squarely in the laps of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Have you heard that Mexico is STILL holding our veteran Marine and that Obama has done NOTHING to attempt to have him released?  Seems he only cares about retrieving Traitors like Bowe Bergdahl, the Muslim Convert. By the way, heard anything about young Bowe and HIS crimes against America lately? Of course not, because like all the other scandals and acts of treason this administration is responsible for, it will be buried by "new" distractions until it conveniently "goes away". 

          How about Lois Lerner's missing emails, seen anything about THAT? Gimme a break folks, emails do not disappear on their own and are ALWAYS recoverable by any half-way decent hacker. IRS targeting of specific groups or individuals is a FELONY and TREASON, so where is the coverage and where is the outrage?  Meanwhile, Obama is speaking and acting as if the present situation in Iraq is not his fault, that his executive decision to withdraw our troops prematurely is not the reason for the ISIS take-over. Good Lord, is America in a COMA? 

          Did you hear anything this week about Mexican Troops firing on American Border Patrols from a helicopter, in ARIZONA ?! That is an Act of War and requires an immediate, military response. None has taken place. Betcha also don't know that this is NOT the FIRST time this year that Mexican Troops have fired on Americans ON American soil, it is the THIRD time!   I'm sure you DID hear that John-the-Jerk Boehner served Obama with a lawsuit this week, demanding he obey Constitutional Law or face Impeachment. Obama called it a "Stunt" and stated that he "Rejects" it.  He "REJECTS" it ? What the hell does THAT mean ? Does he intend to continue to act outside the Law of the Land and ignore the Constitution?  Yes of course, that's exactly what it means.

          Where does Congress expect to find an impartial judge not owned by this lawless administration? Congress doesn't NEED a Judge or a court, they have the power to sit on Obama, ARREST Obama and take control themselves. They have failed to use their powers, failed to hear the American Majority's demands for action and failed to remove this despotic, literally insane president from  office, and now they think a lawsuit is the answer ?!  If it wasn't so STUPID it would be funny. 

          When Congress fails to Impeach a criminal president, they become subject to impeachment themselves, and the chore falls to the Senate. THIS Senate would NEVER files articles of impeachment against their Kenyan King, so they too, then become impeachable and the job falls to our Military.  I say, "Why waste time?".  Let's just gather up our fired Generals, U.S.A-Based active Military, Healthy veterans, Constitutional Sheriffs, and Oathkeepers, send them to D.C and CLEAN HOUSE !  Escort the criminals OUT in handcuffs and hold them under their own NDAA rules, NO lawyers, NO bail. 

           I am a Sovereign citizen.  YOU are a Sovereign citizen. STOP buying the trash that CNN, MSNBC and the Big Three are cramming down your throats and DIG for truthful news. Open your eyes and your mouths and start helping to resuscitate this country for your kids and their kids, before it's too late ! 

 "For let it not be said that we did nothing".   Ron Paul


Inspiration and Encouragement


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Texas acts to secure border against unprecedented tidal wave of illegals

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn | 2 Comments


On Jan. 15, 2014, the imperial Obama told Senate Democrats that when Congress stands in his way, “I’ll act with or without Congress.” (AP)

Since then, the POS’s doing exactly that.

On May 31, 2014, Obama brazenly violated a federal law (Sec. 1035 of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act) by releasing 5 dangerous terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

Next, since Congress could not pass an immigration reform amnesty law, the POS simply took matters into his own hands and let loose a tidal wave of illegals — of unaccompanied minors and criminal gang members — across the Mexican border into America.

The human wave is unprecedented. The state of Texas alone is inundated with 35,000 illegals a month. At this rate, the surge is expected to increase to up to 90,000 a month across the Southwest border by the end of the year. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The human tidal wave pouring across the border is spurred by newspapers and television stations throughout Central America falsely reporting that amnesty will be theirs if they can just make it through the Mexican border — and that the time to do it is now.

The Obama administration isn’t doing anything to counter the false reporting or dissuade the incoming hordes. There hasn’t been a word from the White House or U.S. embassies urging families in Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador not to send their children alone through Mexico’s merciless badlands infested with cartel criminals to reach the U.S. And once they’re here, instead of deporting the unaccompanied minors, Obama’s Health & Human Services (HHS) is releasing them to their adult family members in the United States who are also here illegally. To add insult upon injury, HHS is not making even a minimum effort to determine the immigration status of the adult family members.

All of which led to the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to declare that the human tidal wave is orchestrated. The association said: “Certainly we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government.

In a June 13, 2014 editorial, Investor’s Business Daily observed:

Not long ago, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a foe of illegal immigration, stated that based on evidence he’d seen and conversations he had with lawmen, there appeared to be an ongoing political campaign to destroy law enforcement at the border — something the former border agents called an effort to create “a failed state” on the border. If so, it’s a page straight out of the Cloward-Piven theory President Obama was so influenced by as a community organizer and at Columbia.

Cloward-Piven Strategy is a strategy of manufactured crisis. First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of welfare demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

illegal childrenA San Antonio Air Force base, a California Navy base, and a makeshift detention center in Nogales, Arizona have become temporary shelters for children and youths caught crossing the border without their parents.

Now, after weeks of the unabated tidal wave of illegals pouring into Texas, the state’s leaders are taking action.

Anna M. Tinsley reports for the (Texas) Star-Telegram, that on June 18, 2014, Texas officials directed Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to begin a surge to secure the Texas-Mexico border in the wake of a growing number of immigrants flooding into the southern part of the state.

Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement:

“Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened. Until the federal government recognizes the danger it’s putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe.”

Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus released a joint letter directing DPS officials to move forward with surge operations through at least the end of the calendar year, using any money allocated for the agency. The plan is to spend $1.3 million a week to try to combat the problem, even as a group of conservative state lawmakers asked them to call the legislature back to work in a special session to address the situation. An online petition launched last week has drawn more than 4,500 signatures from those who want the legislature called back to work.

Some Democrats have said adding resources to the border is not the solution, without offering an alternative to Perry et al.‘s plan. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) said, “What is needed are not more ‘boots on the ground’ or any other euphemisms for the militarization that both impacts border residents’ daily lives and is inadequate to deal with the specific issue at hand.”

Republican State Rep. Jonathan Stickland is planning to head to the border next week. He said he would like the state legislature to first help children who are here illegally. Then he wants the state to “turn off all the benefits we can from the state level” — such as health care — to reduce the draw for immigrants. He also urges his fellow lawmakers to authorize a surge to identify and stop people benefiting from the immigration boom, such as sex or human traffickers.

Lastly, it is not just Amerika’s southern border that is being breached. FOTM just received this email from a reader:

I have 2 friends who work for TSA that confirmed we are getting plane loads from Iraq and Syria, by way of London and Paris. They [TSA agenst] are being forced into mandatory OT [overtime]. Which is otherwise severely frowned upon.  It probably won’t be reported until somebody screams. It’s not just the southern borders. Canada refuses to take them BTW. But because we take in war refugees they are coming here.  You have more contacts than I do.  Be on the look out. Congress suffers from inertia


Katie Pavlich

According to a local news report from KVOA News 4 out of Tucson, Arizona, at least one Mexican military helicopter crossed into the United States early Thursday morning, shot at Border Patrol agents using lethal force and then flew back to Mexico. Once the helicopter was back on the ground in Mexico, an apology was issued.

"The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents. The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation," Border Patrol Tucson Sector Union President Art del Cueto told KVOA News 4 in a statement. "The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident."

U.S. Border Patrol Spokesperson Andy Adame issued a similar statement and said the incident is under investigation.

According to a recent story in the Washington Times, armed Mexican soldiers regularly cross over into the United States, which prompt stand offs and altercations with U.S. Border Patrol agents.

According to Homeland Security numbers, there have been 300 incursions by Mexican police or troops since Jan. 1, 2004. The Mexicans were armed in slightly more than half of those incidents, totaling 525 people. There was a verbal or physical altercation between U.S. authorities and the Mexicans in 81 instances — totaling 320 Mexican police or troops.

Despite those regular occurences, the use of force in this case against U.S. Border Patrol agents is highly concerning. An immediate explanation is in order from the Mexican government.

Meanwhile, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still rotting in a Mexican jail. 


Have You Heard.......?                                                                  6-30-2014

              First, I want to refer back to last night and the failure of the Media to report truthful, timely and unbiased news. 

                   A female, 27-year-old NY State Trooper was found dead at Nassau Lake today. THAT made the news, but was not as sensationalized as you would expect. In fact, it was very low-key and not even the headline. Hmm. This Trooper was based at the Liberty, N.Y Barracks in Greene County, but could have lived in the Nassau area, since they rarely assign the young ones to barracks close to home. Unless they have connections.  Suicide is the alleged cause of death at the moment, as the young lady died of a gunshot wound, a gun was found nearby and she was reportedly alone.  Hmmm again. 

                    Knowing the "game" first-hand, I have questions, but it doesn't really matter WHAT I think, I'm nobody special and even if I were to be found correct in my suspicions, the world will never know. They will lie, they always DO.  Pray for her family. 

                     Hobby Lobby scored a HUGE victory for the First Amendment today by winning their lawsuit to refuse to provide free birth control to employees. Obaminablecare takes another hit! One more win for a Christian-Owned company. Sadly, the Christian Bakery that refused to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, LOST their case and were forced out of business for exercising THEIR First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion.  That's the Liberal's idea of "Tolerance" and "Choice". Cram their ideologies down the throats of anyone who dares to disagree with them and keep PUSHING until you destroy their lives. Spread the misery, torment those who are just minding their own business and slaughter the innocent, even the unborn. Sounds a LOT like Islam, doesn't it? Could that be why so many liberals defend the Cult of Hate and demonize Christianity?

                   Already, liberal and homosexual extremists are threatening to burn down all the Hobby Lobby stores in retaliation for exercising their God-Given rights. Still think liberalism is NOT a mental disease? 

                      Speaking of Islam, did you see the photo of an ISIS supporter standing in front of Grand Central Station and holding up a note?  The note said: "Soon our troops will march here." If Obama has his way, and he usually does, that may very well happen.  Muslim Terrorists are crossing our southern border by blending in with the latinos, and they have not come empty-handed. They have brought with them the 200 Stingers stolen during the Benghazi attack that killed Christopher Stevens. Since another False-Flag Tragedy is predicted for the July 4th holiday, one has to wonder what will happen first; another shooting to further the gun-grab agenda, or another terrorist attack in America? 

                        Hamas has murdered the three Israeli boys that were missing for the past week, and Binny Netanyahu is justifiably IRATE !  He is taking 24 hours to ponder his next move and I can only hope it is a blitz attack against the blood-thirsty Muslims who rape, burn, and be-head innocents.  The time for kid gloves and negotiations is over. You cannot negotiate with insanity. 

                      NOW, let's talk local. 

            On the 17th of this month, I AGAIN attempted to waken local folks to what is going on behind closed doors in this town. Actually, I've been trying to do that since 2007. See how stubborn I am ? LOL!  Yet even when the things I tell you eventually come to light and are proven, you fail to get off the couch.  Last year, I attended a meeting of the John  Birch Society in Albany and purchased a booklet and DVD on Agenda 21 for each one of the Town Board members.  Of course not a single one of them bothered to say "Thank You", but that wasn't why I did it.  I did it, because I wanted them to HAVE to look at the FACTS of this United Nations Program and understand that Agenda 21 is VERY REAL and a serious threat to small towns all over America. 

              Doug Clark called me a Conspiracy Theorist, even though he could easily have emailed the U.N Publications Department and gotten the entire program guidelines for the town for free. He KNOWS all about the program, and so does the Czar, but like all the players in this evil goal, they make the whistleblowers look foolish to keep their agenda secret. Since that time, I have watched this town fall right into the A21 protocols, one after another, month by month at the hands of the Czar and his elitist cronies. Most of these people are PART-TIME residents, the filthy rich, and the recent transplants from NY City.  They ALL know exactly what they are doing, and YOU, do not.

              None of you seem to give a rat's ass about the future of this town unless it has something to do with a supermarket or a Noise Ordinance.  Well, as of TODAY, the situation has reached the point that if ALL of the long-timers and non-Liberal residents of this town fail to get involved NOW, it won't matter anymore. In another year, you will not WANT to live here anymore, and you won't recognize the place. Your taxes will be too high to manage and the rules and regulations attached to your property ownership will be so abominable, that many of you will sell and move away. THAT my friends, is exactly what they WANT you to do! 

              Think about how many part-time and "new" residents are involved in running OUR town. They have infiltrated the school board, the library, the agricultural programs, the LVBA,  the Hamlet B.S and have assembled the Economic Development Committee. Three of the members of THAT abomination are NOT residents at ALL!  Now, we have what USED to be the self-appointed "Concerned Citizens of New Lebanon" that have changed their title to; "Lebanon Valley Conservancy". MOST of the members of THAT far-left group are NOT Lebanon residents, but live in Stephentown,  East Nassau,  Brainard, and  East Chatham. Which is likely the reason for the name change. Those who do not live in Lebanon, can now claim they do live in the Lebanon Valley. 

              This group is almost as dangerous to this town's future as the EDC and LVBA, and you need to know more about them.  Unless of course, you want to live in a mini-Monarchy.  It is time folks, to INSIST that NO part-timers, no non-residents, and no newcomers be allowed to serve on boards or committees and the first two should have NO say in the politics, laws, or future of New Lebanon.  A full-time residency of a minimum of 10 years should be required to serve on a town committee or in any public office. 

                These people are the same as the objectors to Hobby Lobby's rights. They want everything THEIR way, ALL the way and they think they can make the rules and decisions for us all.  If you allow it, then you deserve to pay the price, and you WILL.  I am telling you again, that there is a DEFINITE agenda to drive the regular folks out of Lebanon and turn it into a getaway destination for the wealthy city-dwellers. The failure of the peons like you and me, to step up and serve, to attend board meetings, to use our voices and talents, is opening the door for this transformation. If that's what you WANT, then fine, just continue to sit back and do nothing. If this is NOT what you want for your town, GET INVOLVED

                  I can offer anyone who gives a damn, all the information and proof you need that I am telling you the facts here. Unless you are one of the players, then I offer you nothing. LOL!  There are things happening RIGHT NOW that you need to know, but I cannot say here, yet. These issues will be coming to a head in the next few months, little by little. Will you wait until it's too late? Will you continue to buy the B.S the Czar is selling or will you take some responsibility and get the information you need and deserve? Will you object to the dirty politics and rein them in, or turn away and go watch Big Brother instead?  Sadly, I think I can guess the answers to those questions, I've been doing this a long time now.  Lebanon is full of Wimps. America is full of wimps. The rest of the world is laughing.