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Graphic Truths                                                      4-1-2016


        We have talked a thousand times about Truth on this blog. What better day to review the subject than April Fool's Day? Did you know that this is also the day that is set aside as National Atheist's Day?  Ahh, it's the Truth! 


        So much going on these days that it's hard to know what to pay attention to and what is not worthy of attention. Of course, that's the point, isn't it? Distract the masses from the most serious issues by over-loading us with trivial Bullsh_t, like whiny college brats, imagined racial slights, and blowhard candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. While we are looking at the emotional breakdowns of the super-sensitive and the lies that are spewed from Trump's mouth about his opponents and even his own words that he tries to constantly take back, the world is burning.

        Our southern border remains open and the contraband and illegals continue to stream into America by the thousands, EVERY day. Obama is still ordering Border Patrol Guards to "Stand Down", as ISIS walks into our country disguised as Latinos and Syrian Refugees. This is not just a theory folks, this is a fact. The Democrat's president still refuses to call Islamic Terrorism what it is or admit that it is an immediate and deadly threat to Americans. Instead, he prefers to visit Despots like Castro and dance the Tango in Argentina at dinner parties. 

          Are you one of the Bleeding-Heart Pacifists that opposes carpet-bombing to rid the world of ISIS? Well, if you are, guess what? It's time you had a dose of reality and if you cannot admit it or are too "Tender" to look directly into the face of evil, click out of this page right now. 

           On Easter Sunday in Pakistan, ISIS bombed a playground full of Christian children. They were not "Collateral Damage", they were carefully selected Targets ! Being Easter, it was an ideal time for Islamic Terrorists to strike. The bomb they used contained glass and nails and literally shredded the flesh of innocent little kids and their parents. 

            No country, No city or town, and No non-Muslim is safe anywhere in the world anymore, yet Obama is still insisting that America give asylum to Syrians that our FBI has strongly warned against, due to the fact that they cannot possibly vet these incoming foreigners. Do not be fooled folks, Obama has quietly allowed thousands of these "Refugees" to enter our country already, but no media outlet will tell you this. A few Conservative journalists have attempted to point out the obvious, that the majority of these refugees are strong, young men of fighting age who have abandoned their women and children back in Syria. We are not dealing with throngs of desperate families with hungry, frightened children as the media and government would like us to believe. These are Fighters, trained and ready, fighters. 

           Meanwhile, the Dems and RINOS continue to conspire to disarm the American citizenry. Congress is failing us by not insisting on a temporary freeze on ALL immigration, no matter what country the immigrants hail from, until the threat is over and our immigration system completely over-hauled. We must take whatever measures are necessary to completely eliminate Islamic Terrorism, be it carpet-bombing, boots-on-the-ground, raids on Mosques, or surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods, whatever,  we should be DOING it, not calling it "Racist" or "Cruel". 

            What is racist and cruel is allowing innocent people to become prey to a perverted, blood-thirsty, so-called "Religion" of Hate. Islam is not a religion and never was. It is not a Race and it is not an ethnicity, it is a political belief system filled with deviance, pedophilia, severe abuse of women and homosexuals, rape, beheading, stoning, and the slaughter of anyone who is not one of THEM. NO ONE is exempt! Don't you think it's time we got real and faced the facts and history, support our Generals, give our military everything it needs to eliminate the threat and STOP protecting savages?  If your home was infested with rats and roaches would you just sit in your chair and do nothing? Would you feed and protect the disease-laden vermin and allow them access to your children? 

             Don't tell me there are "Moderate" Muslims because there are NOT. There are two KINDS of Muslims, the violent extremists and the non-fighters who pray to Allah that the extreme ones are successful in eliminating the "Infidels". The women are usually every bit as dangerous as the men and their children are taught from birth to hate and kill. It is what it is and if we don't stop denying it and giving in to Political Correctness, those children will one day be targeting YOUR children, right here at home! This is but one area where P.C is dangerous to our safety and freedoms.

               America has slept under a blanket of apathy for far too long and we have allowed the Liberal Bullies to turn us into a society of pansies and cowards, compromising our own security, our economy, our culture, and our position on the world stage. Are we going to wait for New York to become Brussels, or for Los Angeles to become Paris, just to avoid being called "Racists" ? Are we going to continue to allow ourselves to be distracted by loony alarmists touting Climate Change, whining about inequalities, gun regulations, gay rights, racial division, and the emotions of  spoiled college kids, or are we going to slap a hand of common sense over the mouths of the Liberals and take on the REAL issues like true Americans always HAVE ?

               Will you be voting for Hillary the lying FELON, Bernie the Perverted Socialist, or Trump the Blowhard narcissist ? If so, YOU will carry a great deal of the blame for the destruction that will come with your choices. Did you vote for Andrew Cuomo in the last gubernatorial? Then YOU share the blame for your daughters and grand-daughters having to share public bathrooms with men in dresses. YOU are partly to blame for the easy availability of abortions to underage girls without their parent's permission. YOUR choices have consequences, as do my own. If you have a conscience, then you know how hard it can be to live with the results of poor choices, and if you do not, take a good, long look at the results of 8 years of Obama.  

               Ben Shapiro is a Conservative writer and speaker. He's brilliant for a guy so young, and he is right now attempting to warn Americans of every party and ideology of the dangers we face as a country and a people if we do not stand up to Liberalism and P.C, Islam and Indoctrination, Media Lies and misinformation. Look him up and give him a listen, you won't regret it. What you WILL regret, is your inaction and gullibility. We don't have TIME to be tolerant and gentle anymore. We can be vocal and active without being violent and we can get results if we refuse to be silenced or intimidated. For Heaven's sake people, get MAD, already!







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Cuomo Has Gone Mad - AGAIN                              4-5-2016


              As many states in Western and Southern America are waking up and pushing back against Liberal Tyranny, New York, under the Iron Fist of Andrew Cuomo, continues to move farther and farther to the Left and into the abyss of acute insanity.

               Mario Cuomo was an ass, but his off-spring is a nightmare. I seriously, no kidding, believe that Andrew is losing it.  It was crazy enough that he violated the 3-Day waiting period, the Message of Necessity, and the 2nd Amendment rights of all New Yorkers with the Safe Act, AND got away with it, but he has done things since then that are outlandish, to say the least. 

                In the past two weeks alone, Cuomo has banned all official travel to North Carolina and Mississippi. Why? Well, in the case of North Carolina, the Governor and Officials actually LISTENED to their constituents and passed a law that transgender people cannot use public bathrooms that are designated for the sex that is opposite of the one they were born as. Now, due to the fact that sexual confusions carry too many titles to keep up with, please understand that a "Transgender" is not necessarily  a Homosexual. Trans people are simply those who identify more strongly with the sex that they were NOT born as. Some of them are cross-dressers, some are not, but all of them feel that they are trapped in a body that is not the one they were meant to have, sexually.

               I would imagine that this is not an easy issue to live with, especially for the very young, and I sympathize to a point. I also feel that a person needs to make the choices and decisions that serves them best, personally, and not be abused or less valued as a result of those choices. HOWEVER, I am also a strong believer in self-responsibility, and that every human being must be prepared and willing to accept the consequences for their own choices, decisions, and behaviors.

               In a normal world and society, if you have female genitalia, you use the Ladie's room, and those with male genitalia use the Men's room. What is so difficult about that? You are the sex you are, regardless of how you FEEL on the inside. Men have no need to use the Tampon dispenser in the ladie's room, and women have no use for a urinal in the men's room. Makes perfect sense to ME that there is a designated bathroom for each sex, but apparently, Andrew Cuomo and a few million other misguided Americans, disagree. So just HOW far is the majority expected to go to be sufficiently "Tolerant" of the minority who insists upon bullying the entire world? Personally, I am DONE being patient and understanding of people who like nothing more than to try to FORCE their selfish needs and whiny issues upon others. We ALL have our issues, but most of us deal with them and don't shove them down other's throats and try to make the world change to accommodate US.

                I want to enjoy a cigarette after a meal in a restaurant like I used to, but Liberals destroyed that enjoyable pastime for ME and millions of others. We never complained about being segregated into a Smoking Section, but even that was not enough. NOW, smokers cannot even light up in a damn PARKING LOT at the Mall or outdoors in an open-air park !! Talk about extremism ! Anything that these snowflakes find distasteful to them, in their minds, should be illegal. There is NO give and take, NO reciprocal tolerance, and no live and let live. They want it ALL their way or not at all. 

                If I were in the Ladie's Room at WalMart with my teenage grandaughter, and a man in a dress came in, I would ask him to leave and use the Men's Room. His sexual confusion is HIS problem and he has no "Right" to expose our kids to that crap or put them in danger of possible inappropriate contact. PARENTS have the right to decide when and if their kids will learn about these issues, NOT the Governor or some Special Interest Group. Andrew Cuomo is an Idiot, and being the Governor does NOT give him the right or the power to order our state officials and employees to boycott ANY state that passes a law HE disagrees with! 

                Today, Cuomo boycotted travel to Mississippi because that state passed a law that supports the 1st Amendment rights of Christian business owners to NOT perform services for same-sex weddings. As it SHOULD be. Religious rights are protected in the Constitution, Gay Rights, are NOT. Now, do I believe that a business should discriminate against customers who are Gay, or Black, or Jewish, or whatever? Of course not! That's stupid. Same-Sex weddings however, are something that NO Christian business CAN assist with in any manner without violating their faith and committing a sin. A Christian baker can and should make a birthday cake for a Gay person, or cupcakes for their kid's class at school, but they can NOT make a wedding cake for them. 

                 We all know very well, that there are probably 2 Christian-Owned businesses for every 100 that are NOT Christian-Owned, and that Gay couples can get a wedding cake at any one of the 98 others. They DELIBERATELY select the Christian businesses to make a point, gain attention, and spread misery through bullying. They also tend to sue and make a few bucks in the process due to Judges that also ignore the 1st Amendment and should be disrobed when they do!

                 America is made up of states, and each state has the power and the duty to decide for itself and its people. A Governor of any other state, has NO right to punish that state for their legal decisions. I bet I hear every day, that America is great because of its "Diversity". So what is diverse about minority groups demanding that everyone be the same, that everyone be exactly like THEM or be punished? I think in these times, there are VERY few people left in America who care about the sexual practices or choices of strangers, so why is it that heterosexuals must be punished for THEIR choices? This is not Tolerance, this is NOT diversity, this is HATE, and despite the claims of the Left that it is Conservatives who lack compassion, it is the LEFT that breeds the division and animosity we see in society today.

                 Equality is not equality if one small group of unique individuals are given special rights and protections that do not apply equally to the majority. Tolerance means nothing if it does not work both ways. One-sidedness does not work, never has and never will. Yet humans appear to learn nothing through trial and error. They have failed to learn from the history of Socialism and Communism, and still support a fool like Bernie Sanders. Doesn't that make his supporters the REAL fools? Most have not learned from the effects of despotic leaders that we see so many of today, Cuomo and Obama included. We saw it right here in New Lebanon, with a man that thought he was the second coming of Christ and could never fail.  We saw him give Special Benefits to his friends and to those who could do something for HIM, while he ignored and mistreated those who did not support him and could not give him anything. The New Lebanon majority woke up and decided that they had put up with a tyrant long enough. So why is Cuomo still our Governor?

              Well, the Liberal majority of NY State voted him back into office, that's why. The people who live in or come from the dingle-ball on the ass of this state, AKA, NY City. God forgive me for saying this, but it's 100% true; every time my dog has a bowel movement, I think about Long Island, Manhattan, the Bronx, etc. A pile of waste that just won't let go. Andrew Cuomo is nuts, literally. The guy has the cold, black eyes of the Tyrant, the Serial Killer, and the Sociopathic Narcissist. In the old days of Law Enforcement, we called it, "Black Marble Syndrome", and you can see it in every mug shot of every ice-cold nut ever arrested. It's frightening. 

              No one knows how our presidential election will end, but I am not hopeful about the outcome at this point. I think that our only hope, besides bringing millions of the unsaved to the Lord, is to start in the little towns and cities like New Lebanon, one by one. County by county, then state by state. First however, we have to begin in our own hearts and minds. WE have to take the first steps and stop taking the garbage from the bully minority. WE must come together like the states of North Carolina, Mississippi, Idaho, Utah, etc., and TAKE our rights and power BACK. Until we do, we will be destined to living under a dark cloud of immorality, intolerance, division, decay, and ever-growing hatred.




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 The Missing Link                                                             4-10-2016


          I am confident that things are going to be a lot better in New Lebanon this summer. We have a fresh Town Board and Supervisor, all of whom are good people who will serve us all equally, regardless of who we are, where we come from, and what we believe. 

          Marchese Ford has purchased the old Bouchard Junk Yard on Rt. 20 and will soon be cleaning it up and giving it new life. Our sign regulations will be implemented and enforced fairly. The Farmer's Market has settled on a new site and will continue, and a new playground will finally be in place in our park. There are a LOT of good things on tap for this summer, and I truly believe that we will see a healing begin, a stronger sense of "Community" , and more give and take than we have seen in the past 4 or 5 years.

          One thing is still missing, and it is something I have been concerned about for a long time, and have even mentioned on this blog in the past. I know we need a supermarket, I know we need a pharmacy and a community center, and several other things, but those are not the things that concern me most. What I find strange and a little scary, is the fact that we have four churches in New Lebanon, and not a single one of them is serving the community as it should.

           Please don't get me wrong, I am not saying that no efforts have been made. The Catholic Church is host to Charlie's Pantry and AA Meetings, the Episcopal and Congregational Churches have a weekly Bible Study, and the Baptist Church has a weekly prayer service on Sunday nights. Still, our churches are not well-attended and have seen little and even no growth in recent years. 

            In all the years that I have been regularly attending town meetings, I have yet to see a single member of the Clergy attend any meetings, of ANY board.  Our local Clergy have NO idea as to what is going on in town government. Some will say it isn't their job to go to board meetings, but I disagree. A Priest, Pastor, or Rabbi in a town as small as ours, SHOULD be plugged-in to the community and it's pluses and minuses, its needs, its youth and elderly. That is missing here. 

            I have spoken to a couple of Pastors about this issue, and one of the explanations I received, was that there are wide doctrinal divisions among the churches, and to come together with another church who teaches differently from their own, is not acceptable. Umm...HUH?  Okay, I get the point, a little. If one church teaches Salvation and another does not, or one church embraces homosexuals and another does not, if one believes that there is a path to Heaven through good works and another does not, it can be a problem, IF shared activities include preaching and teaching. Big IF. I am not aware of many community activities that include religious rituals, nor should they.

             It saddens me that four Clergymen in one little, rural town, cannot see eye-to-eye enough to come together for the good of their town and its people. Not that there is any obvious animosity, but there is no cohesion, either. In my own thinking, our clergy is dropping the ball. There is no reason that the few kids involved in church Youth Groups could not meet together at a different one of the 4 churches each week, get to know one another and become involved in community activities and projects AS a Youth Group. Fundraisers, volunteer work, concerts, adult education classes, talks by representatives of the Cooperative Extension, 4H, food drives, gardening, canning, budgeting, parenting, and a host of other classes could be held at and by our churches in cooperation with one another, and our Clergy need to get involved in our local government.

            Instead, each of the four churches is a little clique, separate from the others due to doctrinal differences that have little or nothing to do with uniting the people of this community. Let the people who wish to, choose their own flavor, and the churches will grow. Extend a Welcome and they will come. Show the people that the churches care about the kids and the elderly, the hungry and the lonely, and they will want to know more. Hiding in your private little vestries will not get the job done, and there IS a job to be done in New Lebanon and every other little town in America.

            When I think about the lack of outrage coming from the churches across America in relation to the social decay we are experiencing at the hands of the Godless, I am livid. God's people are meant to be BOLD, to SPEAK out against evil and corruption, and to lead as much as possible, in every way possible. We are NOT meant to sit in pews and be pacifistic and silent. Pastors, the very men who should be the most fearless and outspoken, are cowering in corners, afraid of losing their tax exemptions,  their positions, or their dwindling flocks. 

           There has NEVER been a case of a church losing its tax exemption due to the Pastor or Priest speaking openly about societal sin, dangerous political candidates, or for encouraging the believers to be active and outspoken. NEVER. If Christians. Catholics, and Jews fail to push back and reveal and rally against the evil in our world, who WILL ? 

            The clergy has a job to do, and it is a much bigger job than they have been willing to do in recent years. Our churches need to throw open their doors, our clergy need to step out into the sunshine and make themselves known. They need to show up at town meetings as often as possible and get to KNOW the people who live in their neighborhoods. I have NEVER met the Priest at the Catholic Church or the Pastor at the Congregational, and don't even know their names! I would not know either of these men if they knocked on my front door, and in a town this size, that is a problem.

              I urge those of you who attend one of our churches regularly, to speak to your Pastor or Priest about doing more outreach, hosting more community activities, and working with the other clergy in town to make New Lebanon a stronger, more united place to live. 



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Town Board                                                                 4-12-2016


                 Tonight's meeting was unremarkable, as most of them have been since the new regime took over. Business is dealt with efficiently and VERY transparently, and there is little drama.

                  I am not alone in my appreciation of the manner in which the public is now treated by the Board and Supervisor. We are now allowed to ask questions DURING the meeting, as long as it is brief and directed to the board and not one another. Polite disagreement is permissible, but arguments and nastiness, are not. It works, and it works WELL. 

                   The Board is looking for folks with I.T experience to volunteer for a Broadband Committee, and also for extra hands to erect the new playground equipment on the weekend of May 14 and 15. Rain Date will be the following weekend. Interested parties for either volunteer opportunity can contact Tistrya at the Clerk's office. New Britain Log and Lumber has graciously donated a new picnic table to the High School Seniors for their first annual, Class Commemorative Table Project. 

                    It also looks like we will see a new tennis court this summer for those of you who use it, and I understand that a LOT of people do! Bruce Shenkar is once again attempting to force the town board to get involved with the "Climate Smart Communities Project" that they voted to avoid LAST month. This time, he is asking for the Town to at least Co-Sponsor a Climate Change presentation at the library. He said it would be a "Nice Gesture".  The board can do whatever they please, but I am sick to death of environmental extremists and Global Warming B.S in general. 


                        SO many people wasting SO much time, passion, and energy on a lie, when there are so many vital issues to deal with instead. REAL perils, not those manufactured to gain more wealth for the most wealthy and limit the freedoms of the American people even further. The Global Warming Gullibles honestly and completely believe that we are facing Climate Armageddon. LOL!! They NEVER give up and NEVER agree to even look into the FACTS of the issue. There is no measurable global warming, period. There are no drowning Polar Bears, period. It's a Hoax, a Tool of the government, and a convenient distraction for the tyranny that is growing by the day. Too many Kool-Aid drinkers in America these days. Put the Kool-Aid down, brew a strong cup of coffee and make sure you SMELL it before you drink it!

                         If any of you have any doubt that our town has suffered a massive, Liberal invasion, drive by the library when a climate meeting is going on, then drive by when the Constitution Study is in session. Guess which one is better attended? By the way, I wish to thank those of you who helped us surpass our 10,000 signature goal on our petition to abolish the BLM. We did it! Now it goes to Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who is seeking to strip the BLM and EPA of their Law Enforcement powers, the Law Firm that is representing our Patriots in Nevada and Oregon, the Congress and Senate, and the major media. It's a start.

                         Did you know, (or care), that these Ranchers and Patriots who did nothing but stand for their Constitutional Freedoms, are being held in jail without bond ?! Also unconstitutional. Several are charged with arson for lighting backfires to protect grazing lands and cattle imperiled by the BLM's so-called, "Controlled Burns".  The BLM however, has yet to be held responsible for the cattle they burned to death, or the homes, barns, equipment and fencing they destroyed or the Ranch families they endangered. Still think tyranny isn't a problem in America? 







The "NEW" Nazis                                                   4-16-2016


                Did you ever believe that we would live to see Communism in America? Oh, we have had an American Communist Party practically forever, but they are a tiny minority, at least they USED to be.

                 America has already adopted many of the facets of Socialism. Under the present administration, we have seen the acceleration of Socialist/Communist regulations and restrictions at a pace never seen before. Most of the transitional ideas have been perpetrated on the people by the Media, the Public School System, and the Liberals, and it has been VERY effective. One has only to look at the outlandish ideology of our University professors and students to see the results. 

                  Today, the American people are willing to accept more over-reach and Constitutional violations than they would have even imagined a mere 30 years ago. When have you ever seen a President get away with the criminal behaviors that Obama has?  His maternal grandparents were members of the Communist Party in America and we know that his mentors were also Communists and violent activists. There is no sense in wasting any more time discussing Obama's terrifying record of anti-Americanism or the failure of our elected officials to do anything about it. In a matter of months, there will be a new President, and who that ends up being will decide America's future as a Free Nation or a Commie State. At that point, we will have no choice but to live with the results.

                  I have mentioned numerous times on this blog, the state of affairs in America's Western states. In recent days, things have ramped-up in Oregon and Nevada. What is occurring out there is so extreme and unconstitutional, it literally is impossible to mentally process.  The Bundys, Hammonds, and several others are still languishing in cells, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT  cells. Why? Well, they are being charged as Domestic Terrorists. Yup! All as a result of taking a stand and holding a peaceful protest against the abuses of the BLM.  Last time I checked, the 1st Amendment protected the right of Americans to do so. 

                 So exactly WHY are these men being charged with felonies they are not guilty of, held in solitary confinement, fed stale bread, allowed to sit in their own waste for days at a time, and barred from meeting with their legal representatives outside of a steel pen? These men have been denied bail, which is also unconstitutional, as is "Cruel and Unusual Punishment".  Yet NO member of the BLM or FBI has faced a single charge for their endangering the lives of Ranchers with their so-called, "Controlled Burns" that consistently get OUT of control. No one has been held responsible for the burning of homes, barns, live cattle, the shooting and bulldozing of Bundy's cattle, or the destruction of legal grazing lands, all of which has been done BY the BLM. We are STILL waiting for a clear video and proof of what truly occurred when LaVoy Finicum was killed by the FBI. 

                  Now, the FBI is arresting American citizens who attended the standoff at the Bundy Ranch in 2014, as well as anyone they can get their hands on that was involved in the occupation of the Malheur Preserve in Oregon this year. What they are being charged WITH is still unclear, but we DO know what their alleged crimes were; they were THERE. That's it, they were THERE. Well, there were 9,000 New Yorkers at my anti-Safe Act Rally at the Capitol in 2013, and no one went to jail. Not YET, anyway. LOL!! We did not take up temporary residence in a public building as in Oregon, but other than that, there was NO difference between the two protests. In both cases, NO ONE was injured or threatened, NO property was damaged, and NO crimes committed. In BOTH cases, we left the site cleaner than it was found.

                  What should be concerning to each and every American of all political parties, is that we are witnessing Tyranny and Communist behavior by our government against the people of this country, and against the express limitations placed upon it by the Constitution. It is without question, that our GOVERNMENT agencies and officials  are the Felons in this matter. Can you in all good conscience, do NOTHING? Can you allow the government to treat innocent American Ranchers far worse than they dare to treat the Terrorists in Guantanamo?  Do you think that if you do nothing, YOU will be forever exempt from the same treatment if one day YOU take part in a  peaceful protest? What if one of your kids or grandkids does? Will you want someone to back you up and get them OUT of the situation they do not deserve to be in? Or, will you be left alone to fight a battle you cannot win? APATHY KILLS, and it is not choosy.

                  Maybe you're a Liberal thinker, (if it's possible to be a Liberal AND a thinker), or you see things through the same fantasy glasses that our college kids do and you support Bernie Sanders and his Socialist Agenda. That does not protect you from the clutches of an out-of-control government, in fact, NOTHING will protect you except standing up, speaking out and objecting, NOW, before it is too late.

                  What we are seeing in the Western states, is an omen of things to come in every state. This is the reason for the environmental extremism, the Climate lies, the Sustainable Development groups, and redundant agencies such as the EPA, EnCon, Fish and Wildlife, and the BLM, to name but a few. This is a Red Flag to end all Red Flags! A man is dead, numerous others are being held as political prisoners and abused, and as I write this, many more are being rounded-up, including many women. All because they dared to oppose government abuses in a peaceful manner. If this does not terrify you, then you are probably not breathing. 

                   Every one of you who takes the time to read this post, is capable of doing SOMETHING to object to this travesty, this assault on everything America stands for. EVERY one of you can make some phone calls or write a few letters. You can SHARE this information with friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Most of all, you can THINK very hard about the indications of this issue and what the government has done and is doing. We are ALL in peril if we fail to object. Pick a few of the names and addresses listed below and give them NO peace until the innocent men and women of Oregon and Nevada are released and all charges dropped. You are an American that benefits from the foresight of our founders, every day. ACT like an American and do your part in preserving those freedoms for our future generations.

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 MUST SEE Video!

https://www.facebook.com/callmegav/videos/10154467517837580/


 Video from LaVoy Finicum's Family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=fI9sBYxv4m0&app=desktop


  Shot Heard Round the World!

 http://conservativevideos.com/rancher-slams-blm-fire-the-next-shot-heard-round-the-world-well-fire-the-rest/


If you and/or your group are ready to start an all-out assault on the Oregon Officials, here is how to begin:



OREGON STATE CONTACTS !!!!

1) Governor Kate Brown
State Capitol Building
900 Court Street NE 160
Salem,Oregon 97301
(503) 378-4582


2) Oregon Supreme Court
1163 State Street
Salem,Oregon 97301
Phone: (503)986-5555

3) Supreme Court Justices:


Rives Kistler 503-986-5713

Richard C. Baldwin 503-986-5725

Thomas A. Balmer 503-986-5717

Martha Lee Walters 503-986-5668

David V. Brewer 503-986-5709

Jack L. Landau 503-986-5674

Lynn Nakamoto 503-986-5701

4) Oregon State Legislature
900 Court St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301
1-800-332-2313


5)Oregon Attorney General:

Ellen F. Rosenblum
Oregon Dept. of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-378-4400

6) Criminal Justice Commission:

885 Summer St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301

7) Government Ethics Commission:

3218 Pringle Rd. SE
Suite 220
Salem,Oregon 97301

8) Oregon Sec. Of State:

Jeanne P. Atkins
Public Service Bldg. Suite 105
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301
503-986-2169

9) Rep. Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr.
900 Court St. NE S-403
Salem,Oregon 97301
503-986-1702
Email: Sen.HermanBaertschiger@state.or.us

10) Dept. of Corrections:
2575 Center St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301
503-945-9090


11) Oregon State Police:
4th Floor
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97310

Captain Jeff Hershman
3710 Portland Rd. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301

Statesman Journal
280 Church St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301
Newsroom: 503-399-6773
President of Journal Media- Ryan Kedzierski
503-399-6648

Salem News
P.O Box 5238
Salem,Oregon 97304
Newsroom: newsroom@salem-news.com
Publisher: Bonnie King- bonnie@salem-news.com

Capital Press
1400 Broadway St. NE
Salem,Oregon 97301
503-364-4431

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 Notice to the Nazis                                                   4-17-2016


            In the past 24 hours, news has come to light that I have longed to hear for a very, long time. Millions of American Constitutionalists are finally rising to their feet. The People, have had enough at last.

            Moms and dads, grandparents, Veterans, and Grassroots Groups all across the country are finally coming together and uniting in an effort to push back against the over-reach of the government and the agenda of the Liberal Left. The plan is MASSIVE, and details are being kept under wraps until all steps are firmly in place, BUT, this is a message that will be heard everywhere on earth. 


              In the meantime, we are still taking positive action re: the Oregon and Nevada issue. Thousands of people have begun contacting the officials in these states and preparations have been made to hold these complicit turncoats responsible for their actions. Last night, I posted a list of contacts for anyone who wishes to do their part, and tonight I am posting a sample letter. 

              Don't forget to get out and VOTE on Tuesday, and please search your heart and conscience before you do. America is on Life-Support, folks, and this one is a BIGGIE. Vote Wisely, with your children and grandchildren in mind, and remember, there is no such thing as FREEBIES from the government. There is ALWAYS a price, and the wrong choice this year could very well set a price we can never pay. Socialism doesn't work, it has NEVER worked, and it will NOT work in America. 

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    Dear Governor Brown;


With respect to you as a fellow American, I write to remind you that an Oath of Honor is a Sacred Trust. As an elected official, you took such an Oath to do your duty as a representative of the People who elected you and whom you swore allegiance to.


ALL government officials at every level, whether elected or appointed, are in their position for ONE purpose; to “Serve the People” and not themselves. Your top priority is to know, defend, and adhere to the United States Constitution and ensure that its liberties and protections are diligently applied to every American citizen regardless of gender, ethnicity, faith, or political preference.


The Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights, was written to prevent our government from expanding and claiming powers and control to which it has NO entitlement. Limitations on the government are numerous and concise and NOT open to interpretation or opinion. Yet, due to the apathy of the People, our government has not only ignored those limitations and grown into an over-reaching and oppressive entity, but now feels justified in the blatant violation of liberties and powers expressly reserved for the People.


The time has come for the American citizenry to put the government BACK into its box, and in light of recent events, that effort will need to begin in the states of Oregon and Nevada. As I write this, YOUR state of Oregon is illegally holding innocent, decent, God-Fearing men, their family members, friends, neighbors and supporters on charges of Terrorism. A number of these good Americans are being held in Solitary Confinement Cells, subjected to “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”, and denied their RIGHT to bail.


While the BLM, EPA, and FBI are facing NO consequences for their crimes against the People, for their Terrorism against our Ranchers and Peaceful Protestors, these “Political Prisoners” are denied the right even to meet with their Legal Counsel outside of a steel cage ! What is happening in Oregon is an example of the typical actions of a Communist Dictatorship and will NOT be tolerated in the United States of America.


Imagine if you will, the consequences if the REAL Terrorists being held in Guantanamo Bay were treated in the same manner as our Ranchers are being treated in Oregon. Imagine the public outcry had the “Occupy Wall Street” members or the Ferguson Rioters been charged with terrorism and jailed without bond. Both of those groups seized Public Property, caused extensive damage, endangered lives, and assaulted law enforcement. In the Nevada Protest of 2014 and the recent Protest in Burns, Oregon, there was no damage, no violence, and no assault on police. The Malheur Preserve building was occupied by a number of protestors, and thanks to that occupation, Americans were treated to a video tour of the abominable conditions of that building that the Federal Government lays claim to. Filth, Decay, Rat-Infestation, and irreplaceable artifacts thrown into cartons with rat feces and damaging mildew. That building had not been used or visited by the public in years, and the alleged, Federal Landlord had not maintained it for over a decade. In fact, the protestors themselves performed clean-up duty and repairs while they were there ! So how is it that these caring Americans are charged with “Interfering with Interstate Commerce” ? The Preserve had not made a dime or had a dime spent ON it in many years, so it was hardly a source of Commerce !


Arson?? It is the BLM that is guilty of Arson, not the Ranchers. The BLM is PROVEN to have started numerous fires every year that destroyed private property and homes, endangered the lives of residents, ruined vital grazing lands, burned fencing and destroyed public utility poles and wires. They have burned live cattle to death and killed untold numbers of the “Desert Tortoise and Endangered Grouse” that officials claimed were imperiled by grazing cattle.


Intelligent and Informed Americans are fully aware of what is REALLY going on in Western America. We KNOW that the Feds are desperate to retain control of the uranium, gold, oil, and water that rightfully belong to the states in which these lands lie, among other things. We KNOW that the Federal Government will falsely accuse, charge, and imprison anyone who dares to oppose their tyranny and unconstitutional assaults on the freedoms of the People. We KNOW that the Tortoise and Grouse stories were little more than useful excuses and a means to rile-up the Environmental Extremists to further the agenda. We KNOW that grazing cattle pose NO threat to the Flora and Fauna of the West, even when they occasionally wander off their home ranch lands. Cattle have grazed these lands since the birth of this country!


We now ALSO know, that our own government will KILL innocent, law-abiding American citizens who dare to demand Constitutional Adherence from our officials. We KNOW who the REAL Terrorists, Extremists, and Arsonists are in this battle for Freedom in the West, and it is NOT the Ranchers, the Protestors, or the People. We the People DEMAND immediate action from all Oregon and Nevada State Officials, authorities, and especially the two Governors. We demand the release of all falsely-charged Political Prisoners, Organizers, and Protestors and that all charges against them be dropped. Further, we demand restitution by the two state governments and the Federal Government to their victims, for False Arrest and Imprisonment, Destruction of their properties, their Legal Fees, and lost Livestock.


We the People WILL be filing Federal and State Ethics Violation Charges against any and all officials who fail to comply with the Will of the People. We will also be fund-raising all across the country to finance Lawsuits against all officials who played a role in the arrest and abuse of Law-Abiding Americans in Oregon and Nevada.


Understand THIS: All of you are complicit in an enormous and unprecedented act of Tyranny that if allowed to go unopposed, WILL result in an America at the mercy of a despotic government and the nullification of our Constitutional Freedoms, Liberties, and Protections. This travesty will not go away as so many others have. Think about it, then Honor your Oath of office and to the People and the Constitution of the United States, or face the legal consequences.


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Wasting Energy                                                          4-22-2016


                The site has been down for a few days. That's okay, we all needed a break, right?


                 Some interesting things in the news this week, if you can manage to find a news outlet that isn't talking about Donald Trump for a whole five minutes. It's not even MAY, and I'm sick to death of him and the whole campaign. One would think that nothing else is going on in the world. 

                  Yesterday, a bartender in Chicago left work for the night and stopped at a local, 7-Eleven, (NO Mr. Trump, that isn't the date that the Twin Towers were attacked by Muslims), to get a few things to take home. When he left the store, he was jumped by a couple of guys who proceeded to beat him into semi-consciousness. As he begged them to stop and screamed for help, people walked by and never even hesitated long enough to call 911. FINALLY, the manager of the 7-Eleven called for help, but by that time, the victim had been knocked into the street where he was then run over by a passing Taxi and killed.  One of his attackers then proceeded to reach into the dead man's pocket and steal his wallet.

                    Not ONE of the many passers-by made even the slightest attempt to help the victim. Yeah, I get it, this was Chicago, home of the gangs and Black-on-Black murder sprees. Dangerous place, DESPITE the SEVERE restrictions on gun ownership. So maybe they were afraid to "Get Involved". Still, makes you wonder who the people of America have become, doesn't it? Apparently, these punks did not have firearms or they would have shot their victim, but what if one of the people walking by DID have a firearm? Would the bartender still be alive and his attackers be in jail pondering the wisdom of assaulting innocent citizens that just MIGHT have a gun for protection?? Hmmm.

                    Were the witnesses afraid, or just that apathetic and COLD? Is Chicago a glimpse of what we have become as a people due to Liberalism and the excuses for the violent behaviors of minorities?  Has disarming the GOOD people of Chicago resulted in a decrease in violent crimes or an INCREASE? Have the Draconian laws in that city pertaining to guns, kept them from the hands of the Bad Guys or have they simply made the GOOD guys easier targets? I think you know the answers. States that allow people to open-carry firearms, have the lowest crime rates in the country. Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Maine, etc., ALL have the lowest incidents of violent crime and gun crime. You can't deny the statistics,folks. 

                     I am often asked to sign applications for people applying for Pistol Permits, because I have had my carry permit since 1979. Despite my unwavering belief that every sane, law-abiding American has a God-Given Right to own and carry a firearm, there ARE some people whom I don't consider properly prepared to do so. As a result, I have turned down requests to sign as a reference for a few folks, asking them to please first go to the range with me and allow me to evaluate their safety skills. In the past two years, I HAVE signed for a good number of people whom I have known well for a good while and consider to be ready for the responsibility.

                 In the past two months, I have turned down one person and signed for two others. The two I signed for, have both come to me with some information that I did not at first believe. I truly thought they were pulling my leg. Apparently, Columbia County is now requiring all permit applicants to submit along with their application, an "Essay of Need " !!  Judge Koweek demands that each applicant write an essay explaining WHY they NEED  to own and carry a firearm! SERIOUSLY?  There is but ONE answer to that, and it goes like this:  " It is my Constitutional RIGHT to own and carry a firearm for the protection of my family, my property, and myself." PERIOD!

                No Judge, Politician, or Law Enforcement Officer has the power or right to ask for proof of NEED, or to deny a permit if he or she feels the reason is not GOOD ENOUGH. Yet that is exactly what is happening in Columbia County, and one of my applicants has been turned down for that very reason. Take it from ME, this will NOT continue! I am all over it and I am circling the wagons. This is an extreme over-reach, abuse of power, and Constitutional Violation of the rights of the citizens of Columbia County. We all know that the permit requirement is in itself, unconstitutional, but we also know that it is a necessary evil due to the need to ATTEMPT to keep firearms out of the hands of Felons and the Criminally Insane. We know too, that these "Bad Guys" get weapons anyway, regardless of how severe the laws are. Always have, always will. Strict gun regulations do nothing but disarm the lawful, responsible citizens and make them better targets for both criminals, and tyrannical governments.

                 If the bartender in Chicago had been carrying a small, semi-auto firearm in his pocket last night, he would be at work tonight instead of in a drawer in the city morgue. If someone on one of the planes that flew into the Twin Towers had been carrying, that tragedy could have been averted. If a worker at the San Bernardino office party had been armed, how many fewer deaths and injuries would there have been? Etc.,Etc. Handguns are used by armed citizens in America THOUSANDS of times each year to SAVE lives of innocent people, but the Media will NEVER, EVER report those incidents because it does not serve the government's rabid appetite for disarmament. Fast and Furious, Sandy Hook, and other live-shooter events were nothing more than false flag operations intended to turn the American public against firearm ownership and further that agenda. BOTH of those events back-fired, and Fast and Furious was responsible for the deaths of many, innocent Mexican citizens, one U.S Border Guard, and many of those guns have fallen into the hands of Mexican Drug Cartels. Those deaths are the direct result of illegal actions taken by Barack Obama and Eric Holder. They have never been forced to answer for any of it.

              Sandy Hook on the other hand, was a disaster from the get-go. It was so poorly planned and executed that the evidence of it being a False Flag is hundreds of times more prolific than any evidence of it having been real. The government has not even been efficient enough to NOT use the same FEMA actors in other fake tragedies. I know that most of you don't care to spend a lot of time researching and vetting stories, but at the very least, if you are interested in the Sandy Hook Hoax, go to Google and type in the following: Wolfgang Halbig. It will give you a great "Start" and pique your interest, not to mention get you questioning what you are shown and told by the news media.

              Also this week, a 15-year-old girl was beaten to death in a high school bathroom by other female students. There was an argument over a boy and now there is a dead kid and a devastated family. Happens far more often than we are told. Now , people like Cuomo and Obama want us to pass yet ANOTHER new law to make it a RIGHT for the sexually-confused to use whatever bathroom they please. WHY in the HELL does our government, our media, and our state legislatures even entertain this ridiculousness? WHY is this stupidity even being discussed publicly?  If people are so concerned about what is going on in public restrooms, how about we start by putting Veterans in our schools as Security for kids using the bathrooms and to prevent the rare, REAL issue of guns being brought to school? 

              Why not put the extensive training of our soldiers to good use and employ these fine men and women in jobs that benefit both them and the community, especially our youth? Kill two birds with ONE stone and ensure pride and safety to two groups of vital Americans, kids and Vets? No, that makes too much common SENSE, and the Libs would much prefer to distract the People from the important issues by whining about "Words that HURT their feelings ", and the RIGHT to choose what potty they can use! 

              The bathroom issue is a non-issue until it is MADE an issue by someone becoming a victim. As things stand today, we have specified bathrooms for each gender, of which there are only TWO. (Did you hear my Politically-Incorrect statement that there are only TWO genders?) Good. That being said, if you are a guy that identifies mentally as a woman, and you prefer to wear a dress and pantyhose, fine, go right ahead, no one cares. If you also choose to use a public LADIES room while in drag, fine, go ahead. After all, that is going on every day, already. I know a guy personally that cross-dresses and uses the ladie's room, and he has never victimized anyone. Most cross-dressers don't harm anyone. 

              If you are a female cross-dresser and choose to use public men's rooms, go ahead, no one cares as long as no one is hurt.  Remember Common Law? "No Victim, NO Crime !".  It is going on every day and most folks don't realize or even notice it. So, WHY do we need LAWS to give these people a RIGHT to do what they already do?  It's just another example of Liberal Bullying, Media Distraction, and Societal Decay. We are wasting our breath, time, energy, emotions, and legal resources. Let the cross-dressers or whatever they want to be called these days, do what they wish, and until someone is victimized, WHO CARES ?!?!?! However, we do NOT need more laws of ANY kind, and we should not accept being subjected to anymore ridiculous laws! 

              One thing; IF someone should be victimized due to the opposite sex using the wrong bathroom, it may very well be the person who is violating the long-standing tradition who becomes the victim. There are millions of fathers of girls out there who are LIVID over this B.S, and will quickly deliver a sound thrashing to a man who dares to enter a Ladie's Room while his wife or daughter is in there. Should there be legal protection for the transgressor and consequences for the protective father? Absolutely not. We all have the freedom to choose our behaviors, but when we choose risky or immoral ones, we must also be prepared to deal with the consequences of those choices. ALL of us. Don't say I didn't tell you so. 



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Lebanon Loses Again ??                                           4-25-2016


                  I love this town. Always have. That's why I tend to get seriously upset when newcomers try to change the things that have always made New Lebanon a charming place to live.  

                  According to employees of the Family Dollar, we are going to lose that store very soon. Apparently, the rent has increased again and the store doesn't do enough business to justify staying here. That's a shame. So many folks rely on that store for things we can't get otherwise, unless we can travel to Pittsfield or Chatham. I'm no fan of chain stores, but I have appreciated the convenience of the Family Dollar as much as anyone else, and I will miss it.

                  I can't begin to guess why the rent keeps increasing in the plaza, maybe it's taxes, maybe it's insurance, maybe it's greed, who can say, but we can't seem to attract or keep businesses there for long. A couple of months ago, I heard that there was a computer repair shop coming to the spot where the Heritage Center was originally located, but it has yet to materialize. I DO know that employees of the Family Dollar have been begging for adequate air-conditioning since the store opened, and I don't blame them, it's sweltering in there in summer. They also don't have as much space as the other Family Dollars I have seen, and can't stock as much as they could. Whatever the issues are, it's a blow to the town.

                 Maybe New Lebanon isn't SUPPOSED to grow. Despite the influx of city people and the sneaky EDC, nothing seems to change much, economically. Small businesses come and go, some look then move on, and others are struggling. I have mixed feelings about that.  I will be the first one to fight big box stores or chain stores that would imperil the success of places that are already here. Bucky's Bagels for instance, would be wiped-out if we allowed Dunkin Donuts or Subway to come here, and it wouldn't help Blueberry Hill much,either.  We don't want to see McDonalds or Burger King on our main drag, but we could sure use a small market and a drugstore.

                 Sustainable Development and Climate-Related programs are dangerous to our freedom to use our properties as we wish, so we need to remain vigilant and opposed to the growth of such things in New Lebanon. It's nice to "Conserve" forests and other natural land, but it doesn't make it easy for the taxpayers to have so many pieces of property designated as Tax Exempt due to too MUCH Conservancy, and too many home-made religions claiming exemptions as well. Church exemptions should relate to the House of Worship, the Parsonage, and 1 acre of land, only. 

                 New Lebanon was once a farming town, and it seems as if that is what is was intended to always be.  We'll never see the big dairies that used to thrive here, but we are seeing a lot of small-acreage agriculture, and that's a healthy thing. Agriculture is Conservancy, it is responsible use of the land and resources, protection of the natural aesthetics, and the preservation of the town's rural history and unique flavor. Many of the city folks want to attract more tourism, while the long-time locals are more resistant to the idea for many good reasons. Yet, we do have tourists who come here to see the beauty of the valley, attend the races, visit the Shaker Sites, the Catholic Shrine, and to buy local produce. The Flea Market, Auction House, and Antique Stores draw people from all over the East Coast.

                  We have no need for sidewalks and sewers. We have no need for designated, "Tourist Attractions" or Concert Venues. All we need is to be what we have always been, a small, quiet, off-the-map, rural town. I believe that most things happen for a reason. Sometimes, we can't see the good until much later, but it almost always becomes clear eventually. Maybe we can't attract or keep businesses here because we are not meant to. Couldn't it be, that God has other plans, and New Lebanon is just one of those very special places that needs to stay where and how it is? Growth isn't always a good thing, and we have plenty to be thankful for in this town exactly as it is.   Sleep Well, New Lebanon.


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Crazy People                                                                    4-28-2016


               I ran into the Family Dollar this week to ask about the story of them leaving New Lebanon.  According to the manager, there are no definite plans for the store to leave, but other employees say otherwise. The whole thing is weird, so I guess we will simply have to wait and see. I hope they stay.

               The weather is awesome, and it's always a lift to see the flowers starting to bloom again. Spring is generally a time to look forward to better days and the satisfying accomplishment of getting things done that we have to put off in winter. This year, it's a little harder to be optimistic. 

               It seems to ME at least, that everything we hear on the radio or see on the TV News, is about the election or the latest, ridiculous, Liberal demands. Trump supporters are the Second Generation of the Obama supporters of 2008 and 2012. They are brainwashed, gullible, and 100% unwilling to face facts that are put before them. I expect this kind of stubborn stupidity from the extreme Lefties and Socialists, but not from alleged Conservatives and people who identify as Evangelicals. It would be interesting to research the numbers and see what percentage of voters support which candidates, and where they live. 

               Do the Trump and Sanders supporters all live in places where their drinking water comes from a public supply? Are our universities putting something in the food that is being supplied by the Clinton Campaign? Do all the Cruz supporters drink bottled water or live in places with clean, private wells ?  LOL!  Really though, it does make one wonder.  Last week, a reporter visited the campus of Maryland University. Holding an 8x10 photo of Ronald Reagan, he asked random students to identify the person pictured. The answers varied from "A Country Singer", to "John Wayne". Most had no idea whatsoever. 
     

                   Another reporter went to U Berkeley in California and asked students what the purpose of the Supreme Court is. Most had no idea and could not name even ONE of the Justices. ONE student was able to name every Justice. Others were asked about Socialism, what it is, how it works and how it has worked in other countries throughout history. None of them had a clue, yet almost all of them support Sanders for president.

                   There is another new issue in the news about whether paroled felons should have their voting rights restored. My personal opinion is that if a person serves their time and earns parole, their voting rights should be restored. At the same time, I believe STRONGLY that we need Voter I.D in America, with chipped I.D cards that register that person as having voted so they cannot vote more than once. Dead people need to be removed from the voter lists immediately upon release of a death certificate, and legal citizenship MUST be proven before anyone gets an I.D card. That being said, there ARE Americans that do not deserve the right to vote. 

                   Last night, Trump held a rally that was followed by rioting in the streets. Trump and Sanders supporters went head-to-head, beating one another, destroying police cars and acting EXACTLY like the rioters in Ferguson, Missouri . I feel that anyone who behaves this way at any election-related activity, should be promptly arrested and stripped of their right to vote. What we are seeing with these Trump and Sanders supporters is unprecedented, embarrassing, and despicable. NEVER has America seen such trashy behavior from the voting public, and I blame the Millennials and Trump. A good share of the blame also belongs to the candidates themselves and the parents of the college-age kids who can't tie their own shoes or recognize Reagan, but insist they know what's best for America.

                    Donald Trump may have millions of dollars, but wealth does not equal class anymore than education equals intelligence. I know welfare recipients that behave more intelligently and courteously than Trump. Did you know that Trump had to be given a teleprompter last week so he could deliver a semi-lucid speech about Foreign Policy? Did you know that NY Attorney General Schneiderman is calling Trump to testify in his own Fraud case regarding the Trump University scam? Or that the FBI is now demanding that Hillary Clinton be indicted forthwith? How do their supporters continue to BE supporters when their chosen candidates may very well be ruined before the general election?

                    In the meantime, the scummy candidates are continuing to wage all-out war on the only TRUE Conservative, Patriot candidate, Ted Cruz.  With the help of the Liberal, Lying Media, they have used false monikers like, "Lyin' Ted" , false accusations of campaign corruption and "Stolen" votes, to make Cruz look like a Bad Guy, when in reality, he is the most honest, scandal-free, and PROVEN Constitutionalist in the race. His record and reputation speak volumes. Any politician who is unafraid to stand alone and be hated by his peers, in order to stand for his principles and morality is a winner and a leader. Traitor John Boehner called Cruz, "Lucifer in the Flesh " yesterday. A bit extreme, but easy to understand when you know that Cruz took Boehner on when Boehner refused to stand with the Conservatives of his own party and instead, kissed Democrat Ass. In fact, I have a color photo of Boehner LITERALLY kissing Nancy Pelosi! GAG!!!!!!

                     So rather than clean up their own acts, the sleazy candidates are doing all they can to demonize the only clean one, and so many Americans are so STUPID, that they eat it up like cocaine candy. It's sickening. Look, I'm not a genius, I learn something new every, single day, but at least I am WILLING to learn, WILLING to admit there are many,many things I know nothing about. I make mistakes, but I also do all I can to not make them twice. If I thought that Donald Trump would be a good thing for America, I would support him wholeheartedly, but I do my homework, I do my research, and THEN  I make a decision. My decisions are also MY OWN, not those of the crowd, the bullies, or the uninformed. Before I choose a candidate, I need to know WHO and WHAT that candidate IS, and if he or she will be the person most likely and able to LEAD in a positive, fair, and Constitutional manner. The candidate's sex, color, age, or bank account is totally immaterial. CHARACTER matters, record matters, strength matters.

                      I do not want someone who was responsible for numerous, unexplained deaths, countless cases of dishonesty, corruption, extortion, and immoral voting, to be my president. I do not want a Hippy Socialist who never worked for a dollar in his whole life and thinks that Rich people will support the stupid and lazy for the rest of eternity. I do not want a guy whose daddy gave him 20 million dollars that never grew over the last 40 years, telling me that he is a successful businessman, when in fact, he is a fake, a plant, and a crude loudmouth that incites violence, scams people, attempts to steal private property, and knows absolutely NOTHING about leading a country. I want a man who has a clean record, has voted for what is right and decent, has put himself on the line politically and/or militarily, and behaves like a mature, refined adult. I want a president who will lead us to compromise, not division, who will keep our borders secure and our people safe, and who believes that we need a strong military and politicians accountable to the Constitution of the United States. So on and so on.

                       I heard today that the ridiculous actor Will Farrell, was planning to produce and star in a COMEDY about Ronald Reagan's battle with Alzheimers Disease.  That is more than appalling. There is nothing comedic about Alzheimers and nothing decent about making fun of one of America's kindest, strongest, and most effective presidents. Imagine the response if such a film was made about a Democrat President? All of us know someone or have had a family member who suffered from Dementia. It is not funny in ANY context, it is tragic. Yet this is the mindset of Hollywood and the very reason that I don't go to, buy, or rent movies. Nor do I read the Celebrity trash magazines. As far as I'm concerned, Hollywood should be wiped off the face of the earth. One promising piece of this matter is that the reaction has been immediate, boisterous, and effective. At some point in the past 12 hours, Farrell has decided to cancel the film. See how effective we can be when we object and stand in numbers? 

                       There have always been crazy people in the world and there always WILL be, but how did so MANY go crazy so quickly?  How did we become so inured to lunacy that it no longer concerns us? Not only are we witnessing a mass loss of sanity and conscience in America, but we may very well see the election of yet another nut job for president. Then what?


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Broken Hearts and Promises                                              5-5-2016


                     It's been a very tough week in New Lebanon. We lost a very young girl, and our prayers go out to the Gaston Roberts family. We also lost another member of the Darcy Family, Brenda Darcy, to cancer. The Darcy Family has had far more than their share of heartache in the past several years, and it seems so unfair. Please keep them in your prayers as well. 

                     Deacon Randy Lukas of the Episcopal Church lost his sister Paula to a motorcycle accident, and his brother-in-law Norman has a long road to recovery facing him. Dave Roden was again taken by ambulance to the hospital yesterday, and was transferred from BMC to St. Peter's, where he remains in Intensive Care. A lot of folks in our community are hurting this week.  Pray.

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                      Conservatives across America are still trying to absorb the shock of Ted Cruz stepping out of the presidential race. Deep down, we all know that unless the FBI manages to push for the indictment of Hillary Clinton, she will be our next president. This was pretty much a given since the start. Not because she is worthy or capable or even popular, but because she is connected to the very same people who gave us Obama and are hell-bent on the destruction of freedom and morality. Her backers are the richest, most connected, most powerful, and most dangerous people in America.  As Warren Buffett let slip weeks ago, a Hillary presidency was a guarantee the minute she announced her candidacy.


                        Donald Trump CAN not defeat her, and he WILL not defeat her. As I said many months ago, that was the whole agenda. Get Trump nominated, get rid of the real Conservative, Ted Cruz, and pave the way for Hillary Clinton. It was all pre-ordained, but there was no convincing the Trumptards of that fact.  Already, Trump has reversed many of his positions that he made when he had numerous challengers. His Liberalism is shining through like a spotlight, and it is only two days since Cruz dropped out ! Believe it NOW, False Conservatives and Meatheads? YOU created this through your stupidity, gullibility, and treason to your fellow Republicans and your country. YOU will be the ones we point our fingers at when Hillary wins the general election. Happy NOW ?

                         Millions of Conservative Americans are literally running to the Libertarian Party and their young candidate named Peterson. He has no chance of winning, but that isn't the point. The reason is to send a very loud and clear message to the GOP that the Conservatives are through with them. The Republican Party no longer represents their constituents and they haven't for a very, long time. They have hung themselves, and the GOP is dead.  Libertarianism will be the new, Great Party choice of the Conservatives and Christians, and if America can manage to survive the next four years, a Libertarian will unseat Hillary in 2020. 

                         On Tuesday night, many people I know personally, were devastated and beaten-down by the loss of Cruz. I allowed myself a few hours of self-pity and fear, and then I picked myself up, dusted off my boots, and decided to use my anger and frustration to re-focus. There's a storm coming, and I for one, will be busy shuttering the windows. We all know that Hillary's FIRST mission will be to attempt to disarm the people. She will use every option at her disposal to make it impossible for Americans to buy, own, or carry firearms, and that of course, will lead to Mass Resistance. A Second Revolution.

                         She will call out the U.N Troops and we will call out every hunter, redneck, NRA Member, Militia Group, Veteran, and Freedom-Lover and fight back. Physically, if need be, and I do think it will come to that. Lives will be lost. LaVoy Finicum and the Oregon Tragedy was just a tiny taste of what is to come with another Liberal, Oppressive administration. I hope everyone is ready. Blood WILL be spilled on both sides, and again, we can point our fingers at the Trumptards. The blood will be on THEIR hands.

                        Yeah, I know what you're thinking. I'm an alarmist and Tin-Hatter, overly dramatic, etc. That's okay, you can believe what you wish, but I'm not just offering a theory here, I am stating what I know to be FACT. I have been on the inside of this issue for years, and I know what we are facing and how we need to respond. I will be ready, will YOU be?

                         Fortunately, there have not been many times that America has faced such a terrifying future or so much danger from both within and without at the same time. Yet here we are. In 2017, you will all see what your apathy has wrought, and you will have no one to blame but yourselves.  I say this to the millennials, the churches, the lazy, and the gullible. I say this to the Trumptards and the fools who think that the government is their Mommy and that God is dead. I say this to the teachers and parents who laughed when warned about what was to come, and I say this to the media and journalists who valued their paycheck more than truth and freedom.

                   May God have Mercy on our Souls.

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 MIS- Education                                                           5-8-2016



              We have discussed the federal government take-over of our public schools a number of times here. Common Core, Twisted History, Liberal Ideologies, Tolerance, Political Correctness, the Demonizing of Patriotic or Religious Symbols on clothing, etc. We all know, whether we admit it or not, that public education is now little more than a national indoctrination project of the Left.

               Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, it just did. Over the past two to three years, public schools have begun infiltrating the private beliefs and practices of families. Kids are asked if their parents own guns, go hunting, talk about politics, say negative things about the government or president, make racist remarks, and too many other things to mention. In California, students were instructed to go home and promote Obamacare and make their parents feel guilty if they opposed it !

               In almost every state, kids are being pushed to be aware of sexual matters well before they are ready to handle them, AND they are told that they can BE whatever sex they most identify with. It begins in the FIRST GRADE. Many schools and educators are resisting the Liberal Indoctrination as much as they can while managing to keep their jobs. If they resist TOO much, they are fired. Few people are even aware of what is happening in our schools or of the effect it has on our kids. After all, it is the SCHOOL that has our kids for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. So who do you think has a stronger influence, them, or parents who see their kids long enough to feed them dinner and send them to bed?

               Now we have a new threat coming through public education. This is not just a threat to the minds of our children, but to our American Traditions, Faith, and Constitutional Freedoms. ( I am posting a link to this new program for you below, along with a few other interesting pieces) . The new curriculum is FBI-Sponsored and is called, "Don't Be A Puppet ".  It is allegedly a training tool for kids to recognize dangerous extremism and what to report to authorities, but when you look it over, you will immediately understand that this is a program that is being used to demonize Patriotism and Faith.

                The content points to things that are meant to make Right-Wing Americans look like Terrorists, but the irony is that their words are MUCH more descriptive of the LEFT-WING extremists!  LOLOL!!! Kinda funny, if it wasn't so tragic and so like Communist Propaganda.  I am a strong supporter of Home-Schooling, both singly and in small groups, but I also know that it isn't possible for many families. Still, you DO have options, the most important of which is to get involved in your kid's education and aware of what they are being taught, EVERY day. Be active, and support what is moral and decent and oppose what is not. Defend your kid's Constitutional Rights, especially under Amendment One, and talk to the teachers. 

                 If you can afford a private school, go for it, and for Heaven's Sake, don't send your kids to Liberal Universities! If you can do NONE of these things, then at the very least, talk to your kids about the TRUE history of our country, discuss the moral issues that are important to YOUR family, and instill a love of freedom in their hearts. Send them to school armed for battle and ready to confidently respond to the lies, with the Truth. If any child in your school district is sent home or suspended for wearing a tee shirt with a statement of faith or patriotism on it, gather other parents and be waiting at the school in the morning to greet incoming staff and let them know how you feel ! Take back your power and take back your kids !

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 The "Don't Be A Puppet" Program

  https://cve.fbi.gov/home.html


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Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State

written by john w. whitehead

monday april 25, 2016





In the American police state, the price to be paid for speaking truth to power (also increasingly viewed as an act of treason) is surveillance, censorship, jail and ultimately death.

However, where many Americans go wrong is in assuming that you have to be doing something illegal or challenging the government’s authority in order to be flagged as a suspicious character, labeled an enemy of the state and locked up like a dangerous criminal.

In fact, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, all you really need to do is use certain trigger words, surf the internet, communicate using a cell phone, drive a car, stay at a hotel, purchase materials at a hardware store, take flying or boating lessons, appear suspicious, question government authority, or generally live in the United States.

With the help of automated eyes and ears, a growing arsenal of high-tech software, hardware and techniques, government propaganda urging Americans to turn into spies and snitches, as well as social media and behavior sensing software, government agents are spinning a sticky spider-web of threat assessments, flagged “words,” and “suspicious” activity reports aimed at snaring potential enemies of the state.

It’s the American police state’s take on the dystopian terrors foreshadowed by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and Phillip K. Dick all rolled up into one oppressive pre-crime and pre-thought crime package.

What’s more, the technocrats who run the surveillance state don’t even have to break a sweat while monitoring what you say, what you read, what you write, where you go, how much you spend, whom you support, and with whom you communicate. Computers now do the tedious work of trolling social media, the internet, text messages and phone calls for potentially anti-government remarks—all of which is carefully recorded, documented, and stored to be used against you someday at a time and place of the government’s choosing.

While this may sound like a riff on a bad joke, it’s a bad joke with “we the people” as the punchline.

The following activities are guaranteed to get you censored, surveilled, eventually placed on a government watch list, possibly detained and potentially killed.

Laugh at your own peril.

Use harmless trigger words like cloud, pork and pirates: The Department of Homeland Security has an expansive list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats such as SWAT, lockdown, police, cloud, food poisoning, pork, flu, Subway, smart, delays, cancelled, la familia, pirates, hurricane, forest fire, storm, flood, help, ice, snow, worm, warning or social media.

Use a cell phone: Simply by using a cell phone, you make yourself an easy target for government agents—working closely with corporations—who can listen in on your phone calls, read your text messages and emails, and track your movements based on the data transferred from, received by, and stored in your cell phone. Mention any of the so-called “trigger” words in a conversation or text message, and you’ll get flagged for sure.

Drive a car: Unless you’ve got an old junkyard heap without any of the gadgets and gizmos that are so attractive to today’s car buyers (GPS, satellite radio, electrical everything, smart systems, etc.), driving a car today is like wearing a homing device: you’ll be tracked from the moment you open that car door thanks to black box recorders and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems that can monitor your speed, direction, location, the number of miles traveled, and even your seatbelt use. Once you add satellites, GPS devices, license plate readers, and real-time traffic cameras to the mix, there’s nowhere you can go on our nation’s highways and byways that you can’t be followed.

Attend a political rally: Enacted in the wake of 9/11, the Patriot Act redefined terrorism so broadly that many non-terrorist political activities such as protest marches, demonstrations and civil disobedience were considered potential terrorist acts, thereby rendering anyone desiring to engage in protected First Amendment expressive activities as suspects of the surveillance state.

Express yourself on social media: The FBI, CIA, NSA and other government agencies are investing in and relying on corporate surveillance technologies that can mine constitutionally protected speech on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to identify potential extremists and predict who might engage in future acts of anti-government behavior.

Serve in the militaryOperation Vigilant Eagle, the brainchild of the Dept. of Homeland Security, calls for surveillance of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, characterizing them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”

Disagree with a law enforcement official: A growing number of government programs are aimed at identifying, monitoring and locking up anyone considered potentially “dangerous” or mentally ill (according to government standards, of course). For instance, a homeless man in New York City who reportedly had a history of violence but no signs of mental illness was forcibly detained in a psych ward for a week after arguing with shelter police.

Call in sick to work: In Virginia, a so-called police “welfare check” instigated by a 58-year-old man’s employer after he called in sick resulted in a two-hour, SWAT team-style raid on the man’s truck and a 72-hour mental health hold. All of this was done despite the fact that police acknowledged they had no legal basis nor probable cause for detaining the man, given that he had not threatened to harm anyone and was not mentally ill.

Limp or stutter: As a result of a nationwide push to certify a broad spectrum of government officials in mental health first-aid training (a 12-hour course comprised of PowerPoint presentations, videos, discussions, role playing and other interactive activities), more Americans are going to run the risk of being reported for having mental health issues by non-medical personnel. For instance, one 37-year-old disabled man was arrested, diagnosed by police and an unlicensed mental health screener as having “mental health issues,” apparently because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait.

Appear confused or nervous, fidget, whistle or smell bad: According to the Transportation Security Administration’s 92-point secret behavior watch list for spotting terrorists, these are among some of the telling signs of suspicious behavior: fidgeting, whistling, bad body odor, yawning, clearing your throat, having a pale face from recently shaving your beard, covering your mouth with your hand when speaking and blinking your eyes fast.

Allow yourself to be seen in public waving a toy gun or anything remotely resembling a gun, such as a water nozzle or a remote control or a walking cane, for instance: No longer is it unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. John Crawford was shot by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart for holding an air rifle sold in the store that he may have intended to buy. Thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez Cruz was shot 7 times in 10 seconds by a California police officer who mistook the boy’s toy gun for an assault rifle. Christopher Roupe, 17, was shot and killed after opening the door to a police officer. The officer, mistaking the Wii remote control in Roupe’s hand for a gun, shot him in the chest. Another police officer repeatedly shot 70-year-old Bobby Canipe during a traffic stop. The cop saw the man reaching for his cane and, believing the cane to be a rifle, opened fire.

Appear to be pro-gun, pro-freedom or anti-government: You might be a domestic terrorist in the eyes of the FBI (and its network of snitches) if you: express libertarian philosophies; exhibit Second Amendment-oriented views; read survivalist literature, including apocalyptic fictional books; show signs of self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies); fear an economic collapse; buy gold and barter items; voice fears about Big Brother or big government; or expound about constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Attend a public school: Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.” Additionally, as part of the government’s so-called ongoing war on terror, the FBI—the nation’s de facto secret police force—is now recruiting students and teachers to spy on each other and report anyone who appears to have the potential to be “anti-government” or “extremist” as part of its “Don’t Be a Puppet” campaign.

Speak truth to power: Long before Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden were being castigated for blowing the whistle on the government’s war crimes and the National Security Agency’s abuse of its surveillance powers, it was activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon who were being singled out for daring to speak truth to power. These men and others like them had their phone calls monitored and data files collected on their activities and associations. For a little while, at least, they became enemy number one in the eyes of the US government.

There’s always a price to pay for standing up to the powers-that-be.

Yet as this list shows, you don’t even have to be a dissident to get flagged by the government for surveillance, censorship and detention.

All you really need to be is a citizen of the American police state.

Reprinted with permission from the Rutherford Institute.


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ARMED IN APRIL: Citizens Defending Lives This Month Alone, More than Obama Wants to Admit

Posted on May 6, 2016

gun in purseBy Rob Morse

Here a few of the many stories of armed self-defense in April.  Ordinary civilians stopped criminals and saved lives again.  Some stopped mass murder!

That is right; people like you saved lives until the police arrived.  Thank you!

An elderly couple was watching TV during the evening.  This Washington State couple also watched a young man walk onto their back porch, and kick his way into their home.  From there, the intruder walked into the couple’s bathroom and began looking for medication.  The intruder then hit the elderly male homeowner and stabbed him in the abdomen.  His 81year old wife heard the attack, grabbed her gun, and shot the intruder.  That ended the attack on her husband.  Her elderly husband is still in the hospital, though in stable condition.  Police report that their attacker was a convicted felon looking for drugs.

A woman woke to hear people banging on the front and back doors of her house.  Before she got up, she heard two men who had entered her house.  The woman retrieved her handgun and confronted the two young men.  They ran.  The homeowner reported the break-in to police and the two men were arrested a short while later.  Some people would say this wasn’t an example of self-defense since the homeowner didn’t fire her gun.  Why do you think the two men ran away?

A woman living in an upscale neighborhood in Erie, Pennsylvania didn’t expect trouble.  That is when a 25 year old man broke through her back door and beat the homeowner unconscious.  The attacker then dragged his kidnapped former girlfriend into the home and assaulted her.  The attacker then beat the male resident as he arrived home.  Two neighbors heard his screams.  Fortunately, one of the neighbors was armed.  The armed neighbor chased the attacker from the home.  All of the attacker’s victims required hospitalization for their injuries.  Police arrested the attacker a short distance away.

An 80 year old man stopped a three person crime spree.  Fortunately, the old man was armed, but what would you expect since this happened in West Virginia.  A young woman knocked on the old man’s door and said it was an emergency and she needed to use his phone.  Her two accomplices pushed into the home after the old man opened the door.  The two masked and armed thugs held the old man at gunpoint.  The armed homeowner shot both intruders.  The criminals ran from the home.  One of the attackers collapsed and died nearby.  The second thug was shot in the leg.  He was arrested by police and taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The female accomplice was also arrested.  The same criminals had attacked another man earlier in the day.

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Town Board, Etc.                                                             5-10-2016



               It was a long meeting, but another civil, professional one. People are still so shell-shocked by the difference between a Benson meeting and a Teal meeting, that every month, someone makes public note of it during Privilege of the Floor. One member of the public said tonight that Benson is still trying to figure out how Colleen beat him in November.  LOL!!

                Speaking of Benson's ineptitude, you might have noticed that the "Local Farmer" has finally put some real-live cows in his pasture next to his million-dollar barn. I understand that some of these cows were bred when he purchased them, and the first birth was a breech. Mr. Expert Farmer who was raised on an actual, working dairy farm, had to call someone who knew something about cows to assist in the birth. He didn't even have any fence panels to corral the cow in labor!! LOLOL!!!!   From what I am told, Mike apparently didn't work too closely with his dad while growing up, because he has NO CLUE about cows. Oh well, at least he knows how to manage barn builders to erect a barn with a stone-pillar entrance to impress his friends and make them THINK he knows farming.  Too funny.

                 Colleen told us tonight that the money we received for the now-defunct Sidewalk Project, will either have to be used this summer or we will have to pay it back. It's a lot of money, more than 85 thousand, but actually building the sidewalks is nearly impossible due to the fact that D.O.T refuses to remove the center lane on Rt. 20. The alternative would be to infringe on private properties along the route, leaving the library with no parking and E-Z Mart with no outside fueling lane, etc. So the Board is brainstorming. 

                 Bruce Shenkar is STILL pushing his climate-change agenda. NOW, he wants the town to adopt what's called a "Sanitary Law ". He said that Columbia County is the only one without such a law in NY. So we asked the obvious question; "What IS a Sanitary Law ? ". Turns out it is a matter of managing waste products in a responsible and "Sanitary" manner. I thought most folks already did this, but what do I know? What I DO know, is we have enough LAWS, Mandates, Rules, Regulations, Requirements, and Restrictions in our lives as it is, and we SHOULD be eliminating foolish, unnecessary legal burdens upon the People, not adding MORE! I COULD make a few suggestions to Mr. Shenkar about being more sanitary, but I won't go there.

                 One thing is for certain, I WILL manage to get  a showing of the new film called, "Climate Hustle" scheduled at our library this summer. Thousands of Climate-Change proponents have been awakened by this film and we need to make sure everyone gets to see it! Recycle, don't litter or pollute, and get back to your lives. When in the history of this world, did the climate NOT change?!  GEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! So, if you want to hear the TRUTH about the climate change claims and scare tactics and what is REALLY behind the hype and hoax, be sure to see this film. 

                  While we are on the subject of the environment, has anyone else noticed the increase of coyotes in New Lebanon this year? Not only are there more packs, but the packs are larger, and MUCH bolder ! We have always had a good-sized population of coyotes here in my neighborhood, and we hear them every night, year-round. They have always cut through the Clark Engineering property after dark and sometimes as late as 1 a.m. Once in a while, they run through the area just above Roden Lane. The coyotes themselves don't frighten me, but the sounds they make are enough to raise the hair on one's neck.  It's eerie. 

                    This year is different from all others,though. Now I am seriously concerned for pets and backyard farm animals in the area. My neighbor, Mrs. Roden, was letting her dogs out the other night around 10 p.m, which is pretty late for her, but her schedule is off with Dave still being in the hospital. We keep a close eye on her and her property since Dave was hurt last Fall, and the other night, my son was watching her with the dogs when he noticed that there were coyotes in her driveway AND my driveway.

                     He shouted to Sheryl to get herself and her little dogs inside, and as she did, the coyotes went nuts. They actually came into the yards, yipping and barking. We are well-armed and well-trained in the use of firearms, BUT, we cannot discharge a gun so close to other homes, so what are our options if someone or one of our pets is in peril? All we can do is use scatter shot and hope it's enough. Tonight, the coyotes were back with a vengeance, screaming and running into our yards. We have a large, fenced dog yard with lights we use at night to let the dogs out, but at this point, we are now going out WITH the dogs after dark. We have chickens and an elderly pony out back as well, so we are concerned. 

                     If you live near Shaker Road, please be cautious about letting your animals outdoors at night and be careful yourselves. I'm not sure how aggressive these packs could be, but when I was a young Deputy up West, I saw coy-dogs attack outdoor gatherings, including children's birthday parties , and we were forced to shoot and kill the animals. So please be alert, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. (Global Warming, or Summer?) LOL!!

                     Did you all hear Assemblyman Steve Katz on Channel 6 last night? HOLY CROW ! That is a guy with cajones, and I LOVE it ! His description of the corruption in Albany was awesome, and I applaud his courage and honesty. It's about TIME someone said it! His book, "It's Worse Than You Think ", comes out at the end of the year, and I can't wait. Steve is an upstanding guy, and he has supported us in the Pro-Constitution and Gun Rights movement in NY since Day One. His description of Albany politics being, "Soul-Searing", cuts right to the core of the matter.

                     So the D.O.J thinks they can SUE the State of North Carolina. Just because the Governor has chosen to protect the majority of his constituents and defend their right to privacy and safety, he is being called terrible names and boycotted by sickos like Cuomo and Liberal celebrities. If I were the governor of N. Carolina, I would see that as a Badge of Honor. He DESERVES a Badge of Honor ! He is counter-suing, so I don't think we will see this suit go very far, just as the NY Attorney General got nowhere with his over-reaching suit against the Troy Police Chief. Schneiderman was WRONG, and he does NOT have the power he thought he did, so he was forced to drop the suit. SCORE!!!

                     The Federal Government likewise, does NOT have the power to SUE a state. There's this thing in the Constitution called the Tenth Amendment that prevents just such an action. Less than three weeks ago, Target Stores opened up their public Ladie's Rooms to men.  Already, there are at least three confirmed lawsuits being filed against Target by women and the parents of little girls who have been violated by perverts. Pedophiles and perverts are using the new rule to take cellphone videos of women and girls on the toilet by standing on the next-door toilet and holding the phones over the tops of the stalls. So exactly what does the Federal Government think is going to happen if they force the states to allow any male that wants to, to enter a Ladie's Room?

                      This is not safe, and it is not okay. We have a right to expect privacy when using the toilet and it is the responsibility of the public businesses and the Governor of a state to protect it's women and girls from molestation in every way possible. We should be backing-up the Governor of North Carolina, not boycotting his state and abusing his moral, Common-Sense decision. Homosexuals are ONE PERCENT of the American population, so that means that Transgenders are LESS than one percent. WHY should the majority of sexually-normal Americans, be forced to alter their lives and sacrifice their safety and privacy for less than ONE PERCENT of other Americans? We should put our little girls in peril to appease the tiniest minority ? NO! 

                       As I always say, you are free to CHOOSE your sexuality, and how to live your own life, but you must be willing to accept the consequences of your choices. If you CHOOSE an alternate, sexual lifestyle, then it is YOU who must deal with the inconveniences that come with that, NOT the Majority and NOT our kids. We the People must support all that is decent and moral, and reject the deviant and unacceptable. Don't hate the transgender, but don't allow the few to oppress the many,either. Our kids come FIRST! 

                       Government has NO place in this argument, or the Same-Sex Marriage , Wedding Cakes, or any other personal life-decision arguments. It is NOT their job and they have NO Constitutional powers to do so! We need to settle our differences on our own, as free adults, and not run to lawyers and government officials to fight our every little battle for us. Americans need to grow up, put away the pacifiers, and get lives. It's nauseating and embarrassing. NO parent should shop at Target, and NO American should support Lois Lane of the D.O.J. LOL!

                       Who have we BECOME ? What has America BECOME ? Sodom? Gomorrah? Take your pick, and think long and hard about God's response to those two, immoral cities. 


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 Seeds and Weeds                                                                5-20-2016



               A lot of us have been pulling weeds and planting seeds lately. I LOVE flower gardening, but I don't love the pain I feel after a day of it. LOL!! 

                My back is like a never-ending toothache and I have learned that Degenerative Disc Disease is indeed, degenerative. This year, I've also developed Plantar's Fascia in my right foot, so I've done most of my gardening like a plump sand crab. Thank God for my Irish sense of humor. 

                 I'm feeling some jealousy of those who are working on the new park playground project. This is an event I have waited to see for many years, and it's frustrating, because I can still swing a hammer and turn a wrench, but my back keeps me from standing for more than 10 minutes at a time. So I'm missing out. Maybe they will let me do some plantings when the dirt is back in place. 

                 Speaking of weeds, they unfortunately are not limited to the garden, but exist in our society as well. Did any of you listen to the Alan Chartock interview of Ruth Abram this week on WAMC?  LOLOL!!  I listened to the entire hour online, while simultaneously typing a rebuttal email for Alan Chartock.  Discussed was the Magical Tenement Museum in Manhattan and the importance of preserving the history of our early immigrants and Civil Rights. Ruth failed to mention that she attempted to "STEAL" the adjoining tenement to her museum so she could expand. She didn't talk about the threats she used, the false complaints she filed with the Building Department, or the abuse of her husband's position in NY State Government to impose Eminent Domain Proceedings against the owners of that adjoining tenement she coveted.

                 She never mentioned that she had driven the Holtzman Family to the brink of bankruptcy, or that Mrs. Holtzman still is trying to recover from the trauma, nor did she refer to the 60 Chinese "IMMIGRANTS" she would have left unemployed if she had gotten her way and succeeded in closing down the successful restaurant housed on the 1st Floor of the Holtzman's building. Also left out of the Civil Rights discussion, was the FACT that Ruth's family had Black servants that raised Ruth and her siblings. I have to wonder if Chartock did his homework. 

                   When the interview moved on to the "Behold New Lebanon" issue, the white-washing and lies continued. According to Ruth, BNL is all about Mermaids and Unicorns and ALL the residents of New Lebanon support it and have stepped-up to take part! She claims that we ALL share her dream of morphing our town into her personal dream of a Liberal Utopia. Once AGAIN, she referred to New Lebanon as a "Decrepit and Deteriorating " town that she had flown in on her Fairy Wings to resurrect.

                    Ruth claimed that she "Reached Out" to ALL residents about Behold. Umm, NO she did NOT. She reached out to other part-timers and newcomers, a few of the larger businesses, and Liberal "Friends". She Cherry-Picked among the people she knew were most likely to support her and skipped the rest, the Majority. Chartock asked her if she had faced any opposition from the locals, and she lied and said she had not. She further stated that anyone who MIGHT oppose her, is guilty of "Retrograde Ideas ". In other words folks, we locals are backward, in her opinion.

                     The next lie Ruth told Chartock, was that BNL employs local residents ONLY. Not so. Her "Publicist" and "Organizer" are but two of the many outsiders employed by BNL. Ruth also stated that Tourism will "SAVE" New Lebanon and bring us much-needed development such as a market, sewage systems and sidewalks! Chartock then asked if she had received any comments about the invasion of city people making it difficult if not impossible for local kids to buy houses in their hometown. Ruth said she had, and that her solution to that problem would be to build "Low-Income Housing".  (Are you insulted yet? ) Rambling farmhouses and Victorians for THEM, Low-Income Housing for US.

                     Mike Benson was mentioned as well. According to Queen Ruth, Benson told her that he wanted NEW PEOPLE to come here and put an end to what he called, "Years of Failure". (NOW are you insulted?)

                      Ruth told Chartock that Dolores Meissner had "GIVEN" her a Victorian House for BNL's headquarters. Really? Last I knew, it was a "LOAN", not a "GIFT". BNL is also in the process of purchasing what Ruth referred to as a "Large Route 20 property at the Back Door of the Famous Shaker Swamp ". So that would be where, the former Triple Nickel?  She said that BNL will be expanding this year to 100 exhibitors and 50 guides

                      Ruth then went on to claim that Second Homeowners and newcomers desire to "Fit-In" and be "Accepted" in New Lebanon and that BNL will help to facilitate that. SERIOUSLY? When was the last time you saw a city person attempt to assimilate or even pretend to respect the lower-income, blue-collar , Conservatives and Christians in New Lebanon? They have ZERO desire to "Fit-In", they want to take control and impose city, liberal ideologies upon us, the unwilling who would much prefer to stay off the map and "Decrepit". Most of us, anyway. The city people gang up on and bully the locals at every opportunity, and they always HAVE.

                      It was comical to hear Ruth admit that this town was founded and built by churches and people of faith. Too bad that BNL is failing to promote a return to that type of community rather than pushing a private agenda that has resulted in creating even MORE division among the residents. 

                      In closing, Chartock asked Ruth if she has any other plans for our town, ( and for US, her SUBJECTS). She replied, " I ALWAYS have my eye on something else!" 


                     Don't say I didn't try to warn you, folks!

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 Disaster Averted!                                                      5-22-2016


                       It's a scary thing to be out of town and get a phone call asking if you know what is on fire in your neighborhood. LOL!!

                       I was in Valatie this evening when the fire call went out here at home. I received a call from a friend, telling me that the State Police and LVPA had flown by his house heading into town. Did I know what was going on? No, but all kinds of theories went through my mind like a bullet. I knew no one was home, because everyone was with ME. So what conjures up worse pictures in your head than that? Coming home and turning onto your road, and the first thing you see are fire trucks and red lights in front of your house!

                       Fortunately, I'm used to having the trucks fill up out front from the Wyomanock, so I wasn't as panicked as the kids, who were in a separate car from mine. LOL!! There are many nights that I can't get into or out of my driveway until the LVPA tanker is re-filled, and I don't mind even a little bit. I don't mind the road being blocked, I don't mind the red lights and loud radio chatter, because I am thankful that we HAVE a fire department and men and women who are willing to wade into danger to protect our lives and homes.

                         UNfortunately, one of the antique shops at Meissners DID burn, the one closest to the road. It still stands, but it is gutted. I can't imagine how the fire started, but I feel sorry for the folks who had inventory in there. Still, it might have been much worse had the fire caught the second shed, then the third, and so on. Thank you to the LVPA and the nearby Fire Departments that responded to back them up, another disaster averted!

                         Have you thanked a First Responder lately?  Keep them in your prayers. 



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 Canine Conundrums                                                 5-25-2015


               Last week, I mentioned the local issue with coyotes. That continues, and it got me thinking a lot about the safety of domestic dogs in our neighborhood. 

               Sheryl and Dave have 3 dogs, and keep them inside most of the time and always at night. We have 2, and they have a fenced yard to play in during the day for an hour or two at a time, and are always inside at night. Bobby Schrump has 1, and he is inside almost all the time as he is a little guy.  Donna and Tim also have 3 dogs, and they too, are inside at night. The "New" neighbors who have lived in a camper for two years now and refuse to speak to any of the rest of us, have two dogs, and one is NOT inside every night. That worries me, but the owners are not approachable. We don't even know their names. 

                I love dogs, ALL dogs, but I have found over the years that almost every dog owner thinks he or she is an expert on the care and training of dogs.  According to Ruth Abram, three of the Behold New Lebanon exhibitors are "Animal Experts" that are planning to unite and offer training to laymen about animal issues. She thinks that since these folks are SO successful in what they do, why not apply the same type of training to PEOPLE as the "Experts" are applying to dogs! (Teach us all to Fetch and Poop Outdoors ?) She actually said this on live radio while being interviewed by Alan Chartock! Yup, not only does Queen Ruth see us as Retrograde Thinkers and Stupid Bumpkins in need of her guidance, but now she wants us to be "Trained" in the same manner that dogs are trained. LOL!! Lunatic.

                In any case, I rarely get into discussions about dog behavior or training with anyone, because dog people are often very similar to the Obama and Trump voters. They already know EVERYTHING and only THEIR methods are the RIGHT ones. They cannot be talked to or proven wrong about ANYTHING.  Having been a breeder and trainer of German Shepherds for years, I have learned a lot, but I am a strong believer in there always being much more to learn. There is not a single, human being that knows everything about anything. Yet there are millions of people who THINK they do! 

                Since I made the painful decision to stop breeding dogs and rescue instead, I have come to realize that there are thousands of Pit Bulls languishing in shelters across America. EVERY shelter has several Pitties on hand at all times. These dogs have been given a very bad rap and are blamed for behaviors that have resulted from the actions of BAD owners, and people who THINK they know all about dogs. Pit Bulls are plentiful due to the fact that so many novices have been breeding and in-breeding them as fighting dogs. Females are little more than puppy machines, never knowing what it is like to be loved, well fed, sheltered, or treated as a family member. Some have never even seen the outdoors while others have known nothing BUT the outdoors and a chain attached to a pole or ratty doghouse.

               Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, almost every family that wanted a dog and could afford one, had a Staffordshire Terrier, or as they are known today, a Pit Bull. Vintage family photos almost always had a Pit Bull sitting with the children. The Pittie is the only dog that is 100% American. Until they fell into the hands of very bad people, no one ever gave the breed much thought one way or another. There have always been Breed Fads, such as the Scottish Terrier when FDR was president and had Fala, or when Rin Tin Tin was on TV, everyone wanted a German Shepherd. More recently, it has been the Pug and Boston Terrier. The Corgi is also experiencing a recent uptick in popularity. 

               Believe it or not, the most prolific biters are Black Labs and Cocker Spaniels, NOT Pit Bulls, NOT German Shepherds, and NOT Rottweilers. Any dog can be a biter or behave aggressively, but very few are born that way. Biters are usually MADE by people who think they know dogs. I have had pups returned to me up to a full year after purchase, because the owners had mis-handled them and instilled bad behaviors that they could not later handle. My son is very accomplished at re-training the damaged dog, and we have been able to repair a lot of broken animals over the years.

               Too many owners believe that their dog thinks just like they do, and nothing could be farther from the truth. Dogs are NOT people, and no matter how many hair bows or fancy outfits you dress them in, they are still DOGS. They think like DOGS, they ACT like DOGS, and they are driven by DOG instincts. How many times have you heard about a child being bitten by a family dog that had never shown aggression before, and the dog is blamed and destroyed? Never, do the owners see the mistakes they made, and the lack of understanding they have of dog behaviors and how to safely and lovingly interact with them? How many dog owners know how and what to teach their children about interaction with the dog? 

               Many dogs see children as rivals and threats, and the more mobile and active the child gets, the greater the danger of a biting incident becomes. When the child gets to an age where they out-size the dog, problems become more likely. A dog, no matter how domesticated, is still a Pack Animal with a Pack Animal mentality and instinct. So Ruth Abram might like to know that in the case of dog ownership, yes, PEOPLE need training much more than the dog does! Yet we run out and get a puppy on a whim, believing that we are ready and adequately prepared to handle issues that might occur, and then that kid or visitor to your home gets bitten and the dog is done away with for HIS bad behavior. The REAL issue is our lack of understanding of dog-think and our failure to properly prepare for ownership and the responsibility of solid training.

               There are many awesome dog trainers out there, and I know of several in New Lebanon that really know what they are doing. Sadly, I know many MORE dog owners who THINK they know what they're doing, and really have NO clue! We are required to get a license to drive a car, own a firearm, or open a business, but we can go out and get a potentially dangerous animal with NO preparation or training that will enable us to have a healthy, safe relationship WITH that animal and avert tragedies. I am by no means suggesting that we be forced to attend classes or apply for permits to own a dog, you all know I am against more restrictions and laws! I AM however, asking that if you are planning on getting a pup or a rescue dog anytime soon, or you have a dog that is showing fear or aggression, please do your homework or seek advice from a reputable trainer.

              Many trainers, my son included, will consult with you for free, make recommendations, and allow you to decide to hire him or not. I believe that if you are unwilling to put in the effort, provide love, patient training,  proper nutrition, and make your dog a member of the family, you should not get a dog at all. If you intend to tie your dog up outdoors every day and night, do not get a dog. If you cannot afford veterinary care, don't get a dog. With a little solid information and a lot of responsibility, owning a dog can be one of life's greatest blessings. Don't be too proud or arrogant to admit that you need guidance, and it will pay off in the long run. 

              There is no companion that can compare to a canine companion, and I would love to see every dog have a good home with loving owners. Please don't overlook the Pit Bull next time you are looking to rescue or adopt. They are smart, sweet, gentle and loyal animals, and they deserve families, too. Don't we ALL?  

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  My Bailey - Still Doing Well! 

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 Is TRUTH Now TOXIC ?                                                   5-27-2016


                   Americans who are plugged-in to current and political events, are well aware of the lack of honesty in our society. This is nothing new, it is just far worse than it ever was before.

                    Liberals and Conservatives alike, KNOW that we are being lied to by government at all levels, and most especially by the Media, but that could be viewed as redundant, as the Media now IS government and vice-versa. One need only to look at who the hosts are of the numerous Talk Shows, what the themes are of so-called Sit-Coms, and more recently, dramas such as NCIS. Everywhere we look, everything we see in the mainstream media and prime-time TV, is part of the Liberal Agenda. Sometimes it is open and obvious, other times it is tacit and even subliminal. The problem is, it is THERE, every minute of every day.

                     People with differing views and opposing FACTS such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, are kept in the background on specific radio stations and in unique publications that they often have to fund themselves. Yet THEY are the Truth-Tellers, the deliverers of Facts and Logic that the Left does not want the People to hear about or consider. Facebook censors Conservative groups and users, and is being investigated for Censorship as I write this. Unless a Social Media site is specifically Conservative, the Conservative view is buried, and even then, the Liberals come in and attack. Which is one of the MANY reasons I write this blog. It's MINE, and I can say what I please and let the reader decide whether to read it or not, not the Government or some faceless, nameless, Liberal editor. 

                     Katie Couric, a sleazy, little weasel of a woman, has recently made a video of some time she spent with Patriot Groups, and she edited it to suit her personal views, and to send the message that SHE and her BOSSES wanted the public to receive. It made zero difference to them that she lied, selectively edited, and dramatized to further the anti-gun movement. Fortunately, she was caught and the REAL, FULL video released, but guess WHERE it was released? In the Conservative Media circle. The mainstream liars will never release it.

                      Even right here in New Lebanon, we have twisted and leftward-slanting news sources. Take the "Grow the Valley" publication this month. The very top story was all about some "Award" presented to the abominable Ruth Abram. There is not ONE person putting that newsletter together that does NOT know all about who and what Abram truly IS, yet they put her on a pedestal and push her agenda every chance they get. They applaud the Behold Program despite the locals having had little to no say in the matter that affects us all. They idolize Ruth Abram and print her lies even though they KNOW she received grants illegally, abused her husband's "Former" state position to attempt to displace a family , a business, and 60 immigrant employees by imposing Eminent Domain proceedings to steal a building she coveted.

                       They KNOW that her husband was forced to resign from his state position for leaking confidential information in the Joe Bruno investigation. They KNOW  she filed unfounded complaints and made false allegations against her Manhattan neighbors and literally TERRORIZED the tenement owners to the point that they still find it too upsetting to discuss at any length. Yet "Grow the Valley" feels justified in glorifying this woman and her Behold Program?  They don't have to be as open as I am about what she is, but they also do the people of this town NO justice in assisting her and making her a Heroine. They are essentially, lying to you. If they possessed even the smallest bit of integrity, they would not even mention Abram's name or laud the program she forced upon us.

                       I DO have to say that our Library is making an attempt to reach out to both sides in town. This is in great part, due to a very few people who have a say in the matter and "Get It" that Conservatives live here, too, and have a right to be heard and enjoy local resources. I wish to thank those fair and decent people. Too bad Grow the Valley wouldn't take a clue. Bad as GTV is, IMBY is far worse! That is a Liberal Rag that covers  nothing but the interests and activities of the Far Left and City People, which are usually one and the same. 

                        Why is it so damn difficult for media to be honest and to report truthfully and with some modicum of character and integrity? Is it the money, the fame, the side-benefits that are so attractive that they are willing to sacrifice honor and morality? Do they really believe that it won't one day come back to bite them in the A_S?  It would be nice to see an article about a local soldier or veteran, or someone who has done REAL volunteer work that benefits others, in GTV. How about a long-time educator that has made a difference in the lives of our kids, or any of a thousand other GOOD and HONEST people and deeds? The Lashers, who raised Seeing Eye Dogs for years, the Koepps who took care of the cemetery and the park Christmas tree every year, etc., etc.  Ruth Abram does not deserve the attention and rewards she is getting. She is NOT a nice woman, she is NOT concerned about the "GOOD of the TOWN" or its people, she is focused on herself, her own WANTS, and that pedestal that local Libs insist on putting her on. Get a clue folks, and stop making selfish, evil people successful. DEMAND Honesty and TRUTH in ALL media, local or otherwise, and stop being gullible. 


         CHOOSE YOUR HEROES WISELY, your kids are watching !


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 Couric's Latest Lies

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Don't Sweat It !                                                                5-28-2016



                          I am NO fan of the heat and humidity combo, but 'tis the season.  My plan for this hottest day of the year so far, was to hibernate indoors with my air-conditioner and drawn blinds. Best Laid Plans!  LOL!!

                          Whatever caused today's power outage left 5300 people in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties without electricity. NYSEG did one heck of a great job in restoring service quickly. I often think that the folks who keep our lights on are seriously under-appreciated. 

                           These are people who stand ready to respond at all hours of the day and night and in all kinds of extreme weather. They respond to trees and wires down, fires, accidents, and a host of other events that can affect our power service. At times, they put themselves in danger to provide us with light, heat, running water, food-cooling, and the operation of necessary medical equipment

                            A lot of people went into immediate Panic-Mode this morning when the fans, air-conditioners, and computers shut down. People were LOST !  I began receiving rapid-fire texts from friends and neighbors who were angry, frightened, and ill-prepared for any long-term outage. Imagine how jammed NYSEG's phone lines were? I found it disconcerting to see how impatient, helpless, and spoiled people have become! A two-hour outage had brought many to their knees. 

                             Long-time locals will well remember the 8-day outage we experienced in New Lebanon in what year, 1986? No one had cellphones, computers, or I Pads, and few had generators, but not only did we manage, we triumphed! We pulled together as a community. Local restaurants offered cold sandwiches, the LVPA set up a shelter and dry-ice distribution center. Neighbors checked on neighbors and tended to the elderly and shut-ins. 

                              This was shortly before the county went to the 911 system and in those days, we had local residents who answered emergency calls and dispatched first responders from their homes. Most of these dispatchers were quite elderly and could not manage to get to the hotline in the dark of night, so being the youngest one at the time, I took on the entire 8 nights, sleeping on the living room floor with the phone, flashlight, and pad and pen by my head.    It was a tough week, but we were tough people who not only worked well together, but actually enjoyed the unity. 

                              What if we had a similar scenario here today? Now that so many people are dependent on new technology and so many of our residents are city people with zero survival skills, not to mention young people who have never had any experience with that type of event or a life without push-button everything, things might not go so well.

                               Are the people of our town ready for a long-term emergency? Do YOU have the basic items you would need to muddle through 8 or 10 days without power or fuel? Worse yet, what if an act of terrorism were to disable the power grid and cut electric service to thousands, even millions of Americans? Would you and your loved ones be able to survive, to bug-in indefinitely?  Do we, as a community, have the necessary, basic supplies to support those who are not prepared, and do we have people who are trained to respond to specific issues and needs? I don't know, but it is something we might want to take a look at. 

                               There are no better preppers than the Mormon People. Due to their beliefs about the End Times, they have been prepping for generations and are the top experts in the area of proper preparation for unexpected emergencies. The Latter Day Saints or LDS website offers endless information on sensible prepping and planning. For little , and in many cases NO cost, you can learn to easily protect and provide for your family in even the worst possible circumstances.

                                Please consider spending a little of your free time in learning how to be safe and self-sufficient should the unexpected happen. I promise you it will be time well-spent, and even if you never need to employ those new skills, you will never regret having learned them. 

                                While we're at it, we should all consider sending a Thank You to NYSEG for their speedy response and restoration of our service today. We are all quick to complain about shoddy customer service, but we should all be even quicker to say thank you for exemplary work.




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Too Much to Take                                                       5-30-2016


                 Yet again, we are offering prayers for the Darcy Family. 


                         Andrew Darcy went to school with my son and they were in the same grade all the way through. Like many of you, I have known him since he was a very, little boy.  More times than I can count, I told him he was a Brat, and he was. Yet he had grown into one of the sweetest, gentlest, young men I know. 

                          I cannot imagine the sorrow of the Darcy Family tonight, all I can do is pray for their comfort and that this might be the end of the terrible string of losses this family has experienced in the past several years. It is devastating to think that I won't see Andrew's gorgeous eyes again, or have him sneak up behind me in the store and give me a bear hug. This is a heartache for so many of us here in New Lebanon, one that we will feel for a long time to come. 

                           All we can say right now is how very sorry we are for the Darcy's. I only wish there was something more to say or do, but I don't know that there is. Not tonight, anyway.  Our prayers are with you all.


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JUNE 2016 ARCHIVES

 And So It Begins......                                                        3-6-2016


                       Before I get to the local news and other items of interest, (to SOME of us at least), I want to remember the mother of Teresa Hatch, Joan Borghi. Mrs. Borghi was a terrific lady and she will be missed.  Last week, Mrs. Borghi was involved in a serious car accident on Rt. 295, and passed away at the hospital shortly after. She was 82, but vibrant, busy, and an important piece of her family's lives. Her husband Victor is a good friend and fellow Oathkeeper and Patriot. Many of you know him as the BEE Man, as he raises bees and sells the best honey in the county. Our prayers are with Victor and Teresa and the entire Borghi family.

                        New Lebanon also lost another fine resident this week, Tom Carpentier. I have known Tom for a very long time, and he was one of the most soft-hearted people I have had the pleasure of being friends with. Tom once purchased one of my German Shepherd puppies, and he came to pick her out when the litter was barely a week old. He chose a little black female and named her "Beulah", because to him, she was the epitome of Beauty. Tom and his partner William came to my house every week to cuddle and bond with Beulah, and when she was 6 weeks old, he was ecstatic to finally take her home. She was HIS from the day she was born and he doted on her every day until she passed last year. He missed her very much as we will miss HIM. 

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                         The summer season is upon us and activities in town are ramping-up. Our Flag Project is underway, but one of the principle organizers is having a very busy time as his work is also somewhat seasonal, so we are experiencing a temporary delay. Hang in there, the Flags ARE coming!  The playground is looking better and better, and I applaud everyone who contributed their time and effort to this long-overdue upgrade to our playground! 

                         Over the past few days, I have begun receiving calls and texts from local folks about the Behold Program.  It's amazing how many residents STILL don't know what Behold IS or WHO Ruth Abram IS !! Even fewer know of Abram's dirty history and under-handed dealings. I think too many people are living under rocks, and not just in New Lebanon! It never fails to astound me how much is going on in America that people know NOTHING about ! It's SCARY !! Even scarier is the fact that so many rely on the mainstream media to tell them the truth!  LOLOL!!! 

                          Just tonight, I was at Stewarts when an acquaintance approached me about Behold. He asked me what it was and whose idea it was. I filled him in about Ruth and the Behold program, and he was shocked. He asked me why in the world would the local residents ever support a woman like that. I had to laugh, because there is no reasonable answer, is there? All I could say was that these are the same people who supported Mike Benson, Barack Obama, and who will vote for Hillary or Bernie. I told him that this is the result of allowing city Liberals to invade your town and infect your society. His response?  "Well, that's why I try not to get involved in what's going on, it's too upsetting." !!!!  

                           Therein lies the problem. No one wants to be "Upset" or "Inconvenienced". Everyone wants to complain but no one wants to DO anything. The Left KNOWS this, and they succeed because of it. Apathy and lack of information is the problem, and they are costly positions to take.

                            Another local called me today to laugh about tomorrow's Behold plans. This person wanted to know how tourists will be able to pick "Ripe" veggies on June the 6th. I suggested that maybe Behold purchased some ripe tomatoes at Hannaford and glued them to the "Weeds" they will later be picking to feed to the exhibitor's chickens. WOW, what a THRILL! All for only 20 bucks. I hereby offer MY weeds to the tourists and MY chickens for the feeding program, for FREE! I will even add a bonus; Anyone who can get within 5 feet of my rooster and come away unscathed,  gets to come back every weekend, all summer,  and do it again, also for FREE! If they want a REAL country experience, they can shovel horse poop, too! LOLOL!! It's all SO ridiculous, and yet so many feel Abram deserves awards for such foolishness. Hey, Obama got a Nobel Peace prize for being the worst president in American history, so why not? 

                            Every immoral person has a gimmick, and there's a sucker born every minute. In New Lebanon, Behold is the gimmick, and its supporters are the suckers. The city folk who actually PAY to pick weeds and feed chickens? SUPER suckers!  LOL!!  Pray for them. For all their "Culture" and "College Degrees", they still have no clue. They believe in Global Warming and Climate Change. They think that the Earth is their Mother but God is not their Father. They think men should use the Ladie's Room and Vice-Versa, and that trees should be protected but unborn babies ripped from their mama's wombs. They think that everyone should have free health care, cellphones, and college, but don't explain who will PAY for it all and what will happen when the money runs out.

                           These people believe that the Constitution is a living document that can be changed at will , but it should be strictly adhered to when it benefits THEM and their causes. As Ron Reagan said, "It isn't that Liberals are stupid, it's just that they know so much that just isn't so !". LOL! They want free abortions and birth control paid for by the taxpayers while at the same time telling the same taxpayers to stay out of their wombs. Fine! WE will stay out of your wombs when YOU stay out of our WALLETS! Liberal women claim it is their body and they can do whatever they wish with it, but it is NOT their body that is being dismembered by a vacuum cleaner, it is someone else's, someone who has not yet taken a breath.

                           Liberals protect Muslims "Rights"  and Homosexual Rights, but never object to the fact that Muslims behead homosexuals. They think a fast-food worker deserves 15 bucks an hour, but soldiers can live on 25k a year. They cry about carbon footprints but they all drive and fly. Capitalism sucks, but they all have Smart Phones and Computers. Blame Conservatives for so-called Gun Violence even though EVERY  mass shooting has been committed by a Liberal Democrat. I could go on for DAYS !! It's SO senseless and SO damaging to a moral and strong society, yet the objectors do nothing. 


                            As an ACTIVE activist, I am sick to death of hearing from people about all this crap and how much they hate it and think something should be done, but then expect someone ELSE to DO it! If you cannot get your lazy ass off the couch, go to your representatives offices, write letters and send emails, attend rallies, or simply say NO to the left's agendas and infantile little butt-hurts, then you deserve what you get. If you allow them to silence you or censor your speech, you don't deserve a voice. IF, you are willing to be intimidated by the insane minority of "Progressives", you are not much of an American. 

                            So to those of you who object to Behold or to having a woman of Abram's poor reputation gaining so much control in your town, don't tell ME , tell the Town Board, gather your neighbors and friends who share your opinion and take action. Stand for SOMETHING, ANYTHING, but STAND. STOP people like Bruce Shenkar from injecting oppressive Climate Control programs into your lives and impeding your freedom to enjoy your properties. I will help you, I will have your backs, but I refuse to do it FOR you. Your other option is to continue doing absolutely nothing and then explaining to your grandchildren WHY you did nothing to protect your town, your state, or your country, and defend your freedoms, and THEIRS. The ball is in YOUR court, folks!




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 Tonight's "Special Meeting"                                     6-9-2016



               It was supposed to be a brief meeting to update the board about the effort to have the Wyomanock Creek named as an official, "Inland Waterway".  It wasn't until I stopped at Stewarts for coffee on my way to the meeting, that I learned it had been canceled. 

                Apparently, we don't have all the necessary ducks in a row yet and are also waiting on the state legislature, so nothing will happen on this issue for a while. Several folks had shown up, and were invited to stay for the Land Use Seminar being presented by our new Town Attorney to the Planning and Zoning Boards and Town Board members. So a few of us decided, "What the heck", and stayed to observe. I'm glad we did. 

                Attorney Dan is a very intelligent and engaged man and so far, he is a hit with the boards and residents who have met him. The one thing he said tonight that concerns me and a good number of other residents, was that if New Lebanon wishes to grow and prosper, we need public water and sewers. This is a hot-button issue and VERY unpopular with taxpayers. Who wants to pay for infrastructure that will benefit the very few?  This town was once one of the busiest in the area, and there were no public water or sewers in place, no sidewalks, no Climate Regulations, and no Sustainable Development proponents. We were just fine.

                 No one complained about the lack of government programs or grants, we made our OWN way and we were a happy, peaceful, and united community. We didn't need or want Economic Development or Revitalization, and though we had some tourism due to the Mineral Springs, we didn't necessarily welcome or encourage it, we were a working, blue-collar, rural community and we valued peace and quiet. People who wanted more, moved to where there WAS more of what they wanted. Now, we have Liberal Bullies infiltrating our peaceful little town and attempting to change it in every way they can. If New Lebanon is as backward and ailing as Ruth Abram claims it is, why do they COME here? LOL!!

                A lot of time was spent in discussion about our local sign laws and enforcement, and of changes that are being made to the codes. Our Attorney made some terrific suggestions and offered great advice and cautions to the Planning and Zoning Boards about setting precedents. As is usual when the sign laws are discussed, things got a little heated between a few people, and 2 members of the Zoning Board are WAY too rude and pushy to be serving ! As always, the Behold New Lebanon "MURAL" was a bone of contention. It is for a LOT of us. Since I am not a member of any board, I bit my tongue several times and held my peace. I was there as an observer only and it was not the time or place to interject. Of course you KNOW, that I had my opinions! LOL!!

                 To me, the Common Sense way to deal with the Behold Mural, is to remove it a.s.a.p. It is without any doubt, an advertisement, and an over-sized one at that. The Planning Board DENIED Behold permission to hang it and they ignored the board's decision and put it up anyway, and NOTHING was done! The failure of the Town Board to back-up the Planning Board and demand the removal of the mural, was deplorable. This NEW Town Board, should show enough respect to the Planning Board to require the removal NOW and deny advertising murals to ALL businesses. What if every business in town decided to take pictures of their staff and clientele and used those pictures to post huge murals on local buildings? Would it be considered advertising THEN ? You BET it would! Well, I suggest that businesses do exactly that until and unless the laws are clarified and equally applied.

              Behold is a lot like the Special Interest groups that whine and cry "Racism" to get what they want. The officials give in to save themselves from being accused of being "Partial", rather than enforcing the laws across the board and proving that they are IM-partial. No one is better than anyone else, and if Behold can hang huge murals, so can everybody else! In recent weeks, many businesses have been given warnings to comply with the sign laws, but I betcha Behold has not received one in reference to the fading and unsightly mural. Blueberry Hill was cited for their big, wooden coffee cup. So, if Melanie removes the words from the cup and paints steam and dark liquid coming from the cup instead, is it still a violation?  These and MANY other questions need to be answered before ONE more business is cited for ANY sign violation! Simplicity, Clarity, and Equality. 

             Residents should weigh-in on this problem and have their voices heard, and I mean ALL residents, not just the transplants. What are YOU doing this coming Tuesday night?



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Are YOU an American???                                                6-11-2016



                  I have to take a deep breath before I even begin, as I am so angry and disgusted.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am NOT a fan of Donald Trump, and I believe that he will

disappoint his supporters and fail to fulfill his promises. However, this is America, and in this country, we have campaigns and rallies and a long history of the Freedom to support the candidate of our choice. We expect to be able to do that without the fear of being physically assaulted and/or seriously injured. We expect to exercise our right to support or oppose a candidate without seeing our police and LEGAL citizens attacked by ILLEGAL Alien CRIMINALS waving flags from a foreign country!!

In America, we have a RIGHT to peaceful assembly for ANY reason, and anyone who interferes with that right via violence or oppressive and non-constitutional laws or mandates, should be arrested and jailed. Whether it be state politicians who think they are Kings over the people, violent criminals who have illegally entered our country, or spoiled-brat youth who are so entitled and stupid that they think Socialism and Free Stuff will work, it makes no difference. Violating Constitutional Law and behaving violently are crimes, and they should be responded to and treated as such.


California's Governor and the Mayor of San Jose, have a DUTY to use every tool in their law-enforcement agencies to avoid issues such as what we just saw occur in their state and city. STOP demanding that the police be Politically-Correct, and STOP crippling them and subjecting them to physical danger by tying their hands behind their backs! San Jose or Ferguson, Missouri, the location is immaterial, it is the BEHAVIOR that is key. What we allow, will continue. It makes absolutely ZERO difference WHO the offenders are, Black, White, Neo-Nazi, Muslim, Mexican, LGBT, or anti-Trump voters, violence is violence and we as a people and a country must STOP tolerating it in the name of “Fairness” and the protection of the feelings of minorities.


The videos posted below are enough to make one toss their lunch. This is happening in AMERICA, people! In the San Jose case, the perpetrators were mostly Mexicans who oppose Trump's dedication to building a border wall. Most of these Mexicans are not here LEGALLY, they have not and WILL not assimilate as is obvious by their waving of the Mexican Flag. If Mexico is so precious to them, what the hell are they doing HERE? These are the “Poor Mexican Children ” we were all supposed to be so compassionate about last year, remember? They are gang members, drug-runners, and leeches. They became Felons when they crossed our border, and rather than be grateful to BE in America, and become responsible citizens, THIS is what they do!


They are bleeding our Welfare system dry, receiving Food Stamps, free education and healthcare, free housing, and protection of the Liberal Bleeding-Hearts who fail to GET the long-term implications of allowing this insanity to continue. This behavior is not only ignored by the Democrats in positions of power, but incited and encouraged BY them! Look at some of the signs being waved by these Mexicans in the video, statements such as “F___ Trump”, “Trump Must Die!”, and F___ Your WALL!” What does this SAY to YOU!? Is it not a clear statement that the Illegals are opposing the border that will keep them OUT and actually enforce our immigration laws?


These people MUST be deported, and though we can never find or apprehend them all, we must get as many as we can. We MUST close our border and hire thousands of Border Patrol Guards, lowering the rate of unemployment while we're at it by providing good jobs for guards and people to re-vamp and enforce our Immigration Laws. We MUST hold Congress accountable for this enforcement and demand that the Federal Government do it's Number One Job; Keep the American People Safe! America is the ONLY country on earth that does not protect its border !!!!


As we watch the videos of this violence and open assault on the American people and way of life, the government under Obama is still intently focused on limiting and eliminating the right of the people to own and carry firearms. They have gutted our military and forced Political-Correctness approaches to National Defense and Law Enforcement. Then they wonder WHY so many Christians, Conservatives, Patriots, and plain old DECENT Americans are arming-up and starting or joining Militias. THIS is why we are stockpiling ammo and food, water, and medications. THIS is why we are home-schooling our children and choosing to live off-grid, grow our own vegetables, and raise our own meat. Yet the government targets US as Terrorists, WE  are the enemy, and OUR  people deserve to be shot and killed for peacefully  exercising their right to assemble and seek redress of grievances. Those who are not murdered by the government are arrested and charged with illogical and extreme felony charges! They are imprisoned without bail for indefinite periods of time. Children are stolen from their parents who dare to refuse vaccines that are known to be deadly, or who choose to live outside the norm of sending kids to the public schools of indoctrination. Do YOU see anything WRONG here?!?


As the Mexicans, Muslims, Syrians, etc., continue to walk into our country unimpeded, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their ilk of insane Leftists, continues to demonize gun ownership and owners. This obvious attempt to take another step into Socialism/Communism, has served to motivate more Americans to buy guns and ammo than at any other time in American history. The informed, KNOW what the goal is and we KNOW how to prepare. Unless we see enormous, positive changes in the government after this election, there WILL be chaos and war on our streets. Americans will NOT surrender their gun rights or tolerate any more restrictive gun regulations. We are DONE having our Second Amendment Rights violated by politicians and deemed acceptable by a liberal Supreme Court! DONE!! We are DONE with being told what we can and cannot think or say and where we can say it. The GOOD people of America who treasure freedom and appreciate the price that has been paid for it, will be pushed NO further by an out-of-control government of lunatics.


IF Trump becomes president and actually keeps his word on immigration and the wall, ALL Americans MUST support him in that effort! If Hillary wins, ALL Americans better be prepared to FIGHT for Freedom all over again! Two-thirds of the American people are armed. The military, veterans, and believe it or not, the majority of Law Enforcement, WILL stand with the Patriots against the government. I used to have some doubt about that, but not any more. I have done a lot of homework in this area and talked to hundreds of military and law-enforcement members. When the shit hits the fan, and it WILL, THEY will stand with the people. The only recourse the government will have is the U.N Forces, and we outnumber them by a large margin. I am but one person among many millions, who is ready, willing, and able to do whatever is necessary to defend Constitutional Freedom in America. I do NOT say this lightly, so make no mistake. Anyone who threatens my country, my family, or my friends, is a target. Take THAT, NSA.  





When will YOU understand that we are mere steps away from becoming another Venezuela or Cuba, or Russia? When will you admit that we are heading toward being another North Korea ? WILL you face the FACT that we must STOP illegal immigration before it's too late, if it isn't already? Most of all, WHEN will you stop fooling yourselves into thinking that Liberalism WORKS or even makes any SENSE? You are either an American or you're not, and if you are a Christian, Catholic, or a Patriot, you cannot also be a Liberal. You MUST choose, and you must make that choice NOW, TODAY.


Churches, People of Faith, Hard-Working American citizens, parents and grandparents, Patriotic Educators, must get busy immediately and start pushing back, HARD! Do not let your voices be silenced by the P.C Police and tiny minorities, do not let your Faith be assaulted by non-believers and degenerates, do not tolerate even the slightest violation of even ONE Constitutional Right, and for Heaven's Sake, do NOT believe the Liberal Media! Boycott liberal businesses and agencies, get your kids out of the hands of the public schools if you possibly can, and PREPARE to be self-sufficient and to defend who and what is yours!


The people have forgotten their power, the strength in numbers when united in a righteous cause. Stop being apathetic and lazy and DO your PART. Stop accepting the unacceptable. This is YOUR country, not the Mexicans, not the Middle-Easterners, and not the U.N's. Are you so brainwashed that you are willing to stand by and watch the greatest country on earth be destroyed by scumbags? Are you so lazy that you will sit and eat potato chips and wait for someone ELSE to do something? Will you wait for some illegal to attack your child or an alleged, TRANSGENDER to assault your wife or daughter in a public bathroom that he can now enter legally? Will your kids be at the mall when some Jihadist decides to bomb it?


We all have a lot of heavy thinking to do folks, and the time to choose sides has come.  

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  San Jose Trump Rally

Under Cover San Jose Officer #1: […] Throughout the afternoon and evening I watched several individuals wearing “Trump” articles of clothing getting punched, kicked and pushed.

Under Cover #2: […] I was assigned to the Covert Response Unit and dressed in a plainclothes capacity. … As time came closer to 18:00 more protesters arrived; mostly younger males and females between the ages of 14 to 25. … some began burning the United States flag in the middle of the street. It became inherently dangerous for anyone wearing a hat or T-Shirt in support of Trump. I observed Trump supporters being spit on, objects being thrown at them, punched, kicked and even robbed of their personal belongings. In these instances I observed victims running for their lives because protesters began adopting the mob mentality and attacking people. I was unable to make contact with any of these victims due to my undercover capacity and fear for my own safety as well.

I strongly recommend going to the original article and following their embedded links, where readers will learn about the Mayor’s complicity in the police stand-down and the official policy for police to allow this to take place outside a Trump for President rally on June 02. Example:

San Jose Police Chief Garcia admitted his officers were instructed not to stop violent protesters from beating the Trump rally attendees. In addition the San Jose Mayor has openly admitted to approving the San Jose police departments plans, and blamed Donald Trump for having the audacity to have a rally in “his city“.

Do go to the original site and check the other embedded links to get yet more insight into what transpired, and did not transpire but should have. And if you want to go up a level or two in your perception of today’s America, check out Michael Shaw’s outstanding work on the Globalization of California.

Message From Stewart Rhodes

No American, anywhere, whether you agree with their views or not, should be attacked for expressing their God given (and Constitution protected) rights of free speech and assembly, and their right to participate in our political process. And no police officer, who has sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution, should obey any order to not protect the rights of people to peaceably assemble and express their views, and should refuse any order to stand by and do nothing as violent, criminal thugs assault Americans who are simply exercising their rights. It is a disgrace to have the police obey such orders, and an act of treason for the politicians to give such orders.

If officers are so outnumbered that they are concerned for their own safety, that is one thing, but to not intervene because some oath breaking, partisan scumbag politician orders them to stand down, so the politician’s thuggish foot-soldiers have a free hand to terrorize and assault other Americans, is inexcusable. Whatever happened to “Protect and Serve”? The fundamental justification for having police, or having government at all, is to protect people against predatory violence. These violent communist and La Raza racist thugs are the true “Brownshirts” of modern America, attempting to use violence and intimidation to shut down free speech and assembly.

If the police will not protect Americans from violent assault meant to punish them for their political views, and meant to silence them by force, then Americans will have to protect themselves, and each other, from such violence.

I call on all patriotic Americans to step up and protect the weak, the elderly, the vulnerable among them against these thugs, wherever they strike. Veterans, you have a particular obligation and duty, under your oath, to step up and protect your fellow Americans by stepping in between them and these thugs. In the absence of police protection, Veterans need to step in the gap and form up five to eight man security teams who can serve as escorts and rescue people from being beaten.

As anyone versed in defensive tactics or combatives will tell you, whenever anyone is sucker punched there is a very real and serious risk that they will fall and then hit their head on the concrete, on a parking block, on a curb, on a parked car, etc and that secondary impact can, and does, result in death. A person can also be stomped and kicked to death by a mob in short order. These are deadly threat mob assaults and must be treated as such.

Anyone attending any event targeted by these radical leftist extremists needs to realize they are in a tactical situation that requires them to prepare for the worst and to take steps to protect themselves. They should go in groups of four or more, and among them needs to be people who are fit enough, and trained enough, to hold their own in a melee. If you are a fit, strong veteran, you have a duty to be the “sheepdog” and walk with those who are less able to defend themselves. Go in groups, and be ready to defend yourselves and others.

Any Oath Keeper who goes out and protects people who are under such threat of assault is doing the right thing. And we need to be willing to do that for ANY American under such threat, even if we disagree with their political views (for example, even if you disagree with Democrats who will be attending the DNC, or any other Democrat gathering, you should be willing to protect them if they are assaulted by violent radicals, and the same for Republicans attending the RNC). This org is non-partisan for a very good reason. We must stand for the rights of all Americans, at all times, in all places.

When we stepped up in Ferguson, MO and protected Natalie, of Natalie’s Cakes and More (who happens to be a black woman), and her neighbors, we didn’t ask them what political party they belonged to, or what their politics were. It didn’t matter. We protected them because it was the right thing to do, and because no American should be assaulted, murdered by arsonists, or raped, robbed, or looted. Same here.

I will be holding an urgent Oath Keepers BOD and leadership call tomorrow night to discuss this situation and how we can help. But all patriots, regardless of what group they are in, need to step up and protect people against such violence and attempts to use force to chill their speech.

These are intolerable acts of thuggery that must be stopped.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes

PS – the San Jose Police Department has issued a statement, defending their inaction, saying:

While several physical assaults did occur, the police personnel on scene had the difficult task of weighing the need to immediately apprehend the suspect(s) against the possibility that police action involving the use of physical force under the circumstances would further insight the crowd and produce more violent behavior.

What a load of bull. I just got off the phone with veteran police officers and tactical trainers Greg McWhirter (former Indianapolis cop and current Montana corrections) and John Karriman (Missouri Police Academy Defensive Tactics instructor) and both of them stated that standing down is exactly opposite of what the San Jose police should have done, and only emboldened the thugs, producing more violent behavior, since the thugs could clearly see that the police would do nothing to stop them. The right answer was to drop a hammer on the first thugs to commit assault, including using less than lethal rubber baton shotgun rounds if needed (thugs hate and fear shotguns) and pepper balls. Make an example of a few, and the rest tend to back off (just like any gaggle of bullies). The excuse given by the department is akin to a cowardly husband saying “don’t resist Martha, or it will make them angry, just let them have their way” which usually results in rape and murder of both of them. It gives the thugs a green light and the thrill of doing as they wish right in front of the police. What’s next? Will “politically correct” cops let someone be beaten to death in front of them out of fear of inciting the crowd to more violent behavior?

Given how fast someone can be beaten to death by a mob, that nobody was killed here was just blind luck, and certainly not because of anything the San Jose Police Department did.

About Oath Keepers:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution.

For more information, visit: www.oathkeepers.org.

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/06/after-san-jose-patriots-must-step-up/#ixzz4BIVf3OeM 






  San Jose Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI2IteYiKcI


  Levin on San Jose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LBX0_vuhS8





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 Listening NOW ?!                                                 6-12-2016


                      So, to my Liberal, Pacifist, and Politically-Correct readers, do you get it NOW !?!  Now that 50 homosexual people are dead and another 50 hospitalized at the hands of a Muslim, are you starting to realize that there is a Deadly Doctrine infecting our country ?

                      One HUNDRED, innocent Americans out having a nice time, and their lives are ended or forever changed by ONE believer of Islam. Now, while you are picturing in your mind the devastated families that are in mourning tonight, do you think that just MAYBE, if ONE of the victims had been carrying a concealed weapon, there might have been far fewer casualties? If ONE nightclub patron or employee had been armed, they could have taken the Jihadist OUT quickly and efficiently. Same for San Bernardino, same for the "REAL" mass shootings by Muslims and extreme Left-Wingers in recent years. Good Citizens with Legal Weapons save THOUSANDS of Americans EVERY year. If you don't believe me, look into it for yourself and see what the media is NOT telling you! You will be astounded. 

                      Of course, Hillary Clinton immediately made the statement that there are too many of these, "AR15-Type Weapons on our streets ". No Hillary, there are not ENOUGH  AR15s on our streets.  (BY the WAY, "AR" does NOT stand for "Assault Rifle" and it never DID. It stands for ARMALITE, the company that manufactures this particular weapon!  Liberals who are ignorant of this fact are responsible for tagging these weapons as "Assault Rifles.)     NO ONE can possibly blame this or any of the other shooting events on the guns, as we all know that EVERY shooter was an extreme Leftie Democrat or Jihadist. That is just a fact  that cannot be disputed. It is what it is. The only time we hear about a Right-Winger shooting someone, it is a matter of self-defense or the defense of others. THEIR weapons are LEGAL, THEY are properly trained and vetted, and THEY might just be our only protection if this government continues to allow immigrants from everywhere and anywhere to enter our country at will. 

                       One-Hundred victims, the direct result of Liberal anti-Gun and Pro-Muslim policies. Every drop of blood spilled in that nightclub is on Liberal, Democrat Hands.  EVERY DROP. If this is not enough to wake up the Muslim sympathizers and excuse-makers, nothing is. If this is not enough to convince the anti-Second Amendment crowd that they need to change their views, nothing will. In case you haven't noticed, there are MILLIONS of dangerous foreigners coming to American soil every, single, year. Only a tiny minority of them are coming to seek a "Better" life or "Safety" for their families. 

                       The vast majority of these people are coming to America to suck the system, get whatever they can for FREE,  and commit crimes. Many were openly or tacitly "Invited" to come here by the Obama administration and the Puppet Masters that are so intent on destroying our society, our traditions, and our economy, by diluting American blood with the blood of the uncivilized and irresponsible human garbage of the world. Diversity is not a BAD thing, but Illegal entry into our country is a FELONY and a SERIOUS threat to LEGAL Americans. Anyone who enters this land illegally, is  immediately, a Felon ! Time to smell the coffee, folks. Time to demand the border be closed, tight, to ALL immigration, until and unless the wall is built and the system re-vamped, more guards hired and trained, and consequences more severe.

                        How many more innocent people have to be slaughtered before the citizens of America have had enough of the Liberal B.S and call a stop to it? NO Sharia, NO open borders, NO Amnesty, NO free lunch. Deport, Deport, Deport! When you catch a bottom-feeder, you throw it back. Let's start throwing these human bottom-feeders back over the border, and keep ON doing it until they GET IT that they can NOT come here illegally. If the government does NOT do it's Number One Job of keeping Americans safe, then the PEOPLE will have to do it FOR them, and the results will belong to Liberals, the do-nothing scum in Congress and in the White House. Yes, that includes the Republican Rinos like Chris Gibson , who voted to SUPPORT the Transgender, Bathroom Bill!  Yes, you heard me right!

                        What is going on in this country is an absolute disgrace, an abomination, and if you think it won't effect YOU, you are asleep at the wheel. May God be with the families of the dead and injured, and may He kick the crap out of the Liberals who brought us to this point. 

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 Read the following statement by a Japanese Admiral. What does it say to you? It is a clear indication that the ownership of guns by American citizens has served as a major deterrent to invasion of our own homeland for generations! Time to re-send that message, isn't it ?!




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Town Board Meeting                                                    6-14-2016


                  It's a strange thing to go to board meetings and actually see the people enjoying one another's company, appreciating each other's ideas and contributions, and looking toward more positive things for New Lebanon.

                  Naturally there are little things that are problematic, like the Sign Laws, certain Zoning issues, etc., but for the most part, we are seeing more unity and willingness to compromise than we have seen in years. For instance, I sat behind Judy Zimmer tonight and we chatted comfortably as we always do. Chris Dreyfus was talking with us as well and we were all discussing the fact that it's important to have differing views and still remain friends with one another.

                    Obviously, this is possible, because here sat Judy wearing her "Feel the Bern " tee-shirt, and then there was ME, with my Conservative buttons and patches. LOL!!  Best part? Judy and I like one another, respect one another's right to have our own views, and hold no grudges. In fact, Judy Zimmer is one of the kindest, gentlest people I know. I hate her choice of candidate, but I LOVE HER !  God Bless American Freedom! LOL!! Yes, it CAN be done. We CAN disagree and not hate. We CAN respect the rights of others to make their own choices, and hope that respect is returned. Most importantly, we CAN compromise and meet half-way on the major issues.       Sadly, many Liberals are incapable of compromise or of even admitting that there ARE other views than their own!

                     There was a presentation at the beginning of tonight's meeting about the CAC mapping project that will record all the naturally-sensitive areas in our town.   A woman named Gretchen Stevens from The Hudsonia Program spoke and showed us some of the New Lebanon maps that have been completed. Even though this is an effort that could one day affect our property-rights freedoms, I don't think it is nearly as scary as some of the other proposals we have seen here in recent years. I also think it's important to preserve our natural resources and protect ecological/environmental treasures.  I'm not passionate about it like some folks are, but I DO get it and appreciate their efforts.  I just wish that these people were just as concerned about our Constitutional Freedoms. Plants, streams, and rare moths won't matter much if freedom is lost. Nothing will.

                     Kevin Smith was absent tonight, and knowing how dedicated he is to his board responsibility, it concerned me that he wasn't there. Come to find out, he had spent this evening in the Emergency Room having his finger stitched up after slicing it to the bone! EWWW!!!! Get Better, Kevin !

                      We DID deal with the room temperature issue again tonight. Scott Larabee serviced the A.C Unit and it is MUCH quieter this year as a result. It was running smoothly when the meeting began and several folks mentioned how nice it felt. Ah, but THEN, along came the Whiner of the Night, Bud Godfroy. He raised his hand like a good little school-boy and told Colleen, "I can't HEAR you!"  Rather than leave his seat at the back of the room and move up front, the A.C had to be turned off for HIS benefit at the expense of the 25 or so other people in the room. 

                      So Judy opened a window and it was much better. For about 10 minutes. Bud then got up and closed it, because he "Couldn't HEAR!". What a sissy! Why couldn't he just Man-Up and move his seat? No, of course not, the Big Baby. Within 15 minutes, people were fanning themselves and wiping sweat from their brows. Let's all suffer for the ONE wimp. Sounds like the Bathroom Bill supporters. The .03 percent of the population that demands the rest of us cowtow to THEM. Grow up, Bud, you're no kid, so stop acting like one.  The GOOD news? The speaker system and microphones are ON THEIR WAY!  No more hot meeting room. Thank Heavens! LOL!! People are SO childish today. 

                      Cynthia Creech has received an award called the "Good Earth Award " for her efforts to promote and practice clean farming, her role in the Farmer's Market, etc. Congratulations to Cynthia!  Here is another person who came here fairly recently, but ASSIMILATED to country life, did not attempt to "citify" or "liberalize" us, and has been a huge asset to the town as a whole. She gets along with everyone, regardless of what wing they fly with and she is just an all-around, GOOD person. 

                       Broadband discussions are moving forward both here in New Lebanon and in the County. I got my Fairpoint bill the other day, and almost fainted! I am paying $44.00 a month for TELEPHONE service when I don't own, use, or want, a landline. However, if I want internet service, I have to pay this phone fee as well, and so do YOU. In my  thinking, this is robbery and should be illegal. Life is expensive enough, why are we being forced to pay for a service we have no use for? Is anyone else bothered by this? My total bill is $118.00 a month and all I use is the internet. Charter is another 80 bucks, yet urban areas get "Bundles" that include TV, Internet, and landline if you want it, for about $100.00 or less. We need to call or send a letter to Schneiderman and give him a little "Push" to get this done faster.

                        There will be some public forums about Solar Power and availability later this summer, and that is something we should all look at if we can. In fact, Bob and I have looked at it a little bit, but we would have to locate our panels somewhere other than our roof because it's metal. 

                         Here's something interesting that Colleen told us tonight;

                                  In the past year, the population of Columbia County is down by 8% !  New Lebanon is down by 6% !  I can think of a whole BUNCH of reasons for that, but I think that a large part of it is the mass exodus of Conservatives and Christians from NY State due to the Draconian Laws and Regulations, the Taxes, and the Liberal Politics. It's a beautiful state, but it is a very sinful one, and it gets worse every year. I personally know at least 25 families that have moved south or west of NY in the past two years, and four of them are formerly of New Lebanon. In a town this size, that's a lot. Then if you count the families that WANT to get out of NY and can't afford to, the numbers triple. 

                                   I am sorry to say that I missed two, important local events this past weekend. One was the Point-Counterpoint on the Robert's Court held at the Library on Saturday. I had this on my calendar for about 6 weeks and was looking forward to it SO much. The second was the ribbon-cutting at the new playground, which was also important to me to attend and thank those who worked so hard to make this longtime dream a reality. So why did I miss these events? Bailey.

                                   You may recall me telling you about Bailey, my rescued, American Bulldog. The sweetest little soul on 4 paws, but she came to us with SO many health issues, including cancerous, mammary tumors. She also had Heartworm, and though she responded to the dangerous treatment, there was irreparable damage to her heart muscle. So surgery to remove the numerous tumors was just too risky. We took her off the deadly, commercial dog food, put her on the Raw Diet supplemented with Turmeric, and she did very well for several years, but now, one tumor is so large that it hangs beneath her like an udder, and it infects often.

                                  This weekend, Bailey had her third episode of infection and fever and required constant attention, and I had to put her first. She won't be with us much longer, and I couldn't leave her alone when she needed me. So she's on antibiotics again, and she's better today, but even though she usually bounces back, it's easy to see that time is getting shorter. We want to make sure that she is as happy and comfortable as possible for every minute she has left. We take her with us just about everywhere we go as she LOVES to ride in the truck, and she is doted on by the whole family, including my son's young dog, Ruger.

                                    Losing this dog is going to be especially hard for Bob, the Big, Bad, Rough-Edged Farmer. He ADORES this pup and she is HIS baby. I know that it's hard for some of you to picture Bob as a guy who talks to his dog and hugs and kisses her, tears-up when he even thinks about what is to come, but it's true. He comes off as a Bull, but he is a softie to the core, believe me. He is going to be inconsolable. How I wish dogs lived as long as we do. 

                          Sleep Well, New Lebanon. 


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 New Lebanon and Gunfire !                                         6-15-2016


        


                     At tonight's Planning Board Meeting, Deb Gordon was finally granted her necessary site permits to go forward with the restoration of the former Stultz Country Store ! Congratulations to Deb AND to the town, as we will all get to watch this great old property come back to life.

                      More horrific news from Florida today, as a 2-year-old boy is taken from a Disneyland Beach by an alligator. I cannot even begin to imagine what those parents are going through. All we can do is pray for them. Dear God. 

                       Congress is in session tonight with Democrats filibustering. They are demanding further gun restrictions as a direct result of the terrible shooting in the Gay Nightclub, also in Florida. I believe that almost every American is horrified by that tragedy. Anytime American citizens are attacked on American soil, it is an assault on us all.  It doesn't matter what race, religion, or sexual orientation the victims identified with, they were and ARE, our OWN.  It also makes no difference what the views of the perpetrators might be, in this case, American-Born Islamic. 

                        This shooter's wife is also American-Born, but her parents are Palestinian. (You know, those people who daily attack the Israelis in THEIR homeland). She knew what her husband was planning and had even accompanied him to the club to case the interior prior to the attack. In a Common-Sense world, she will be held equally responsible and sentenced to death.  

                        So what are the Democrats asking for in Congress tonight? They want all Americans who are on No-Fly Lists, to be prevented from obtaining firearms.  As a VERY involved and Active supporter of Second Amendment Rights, I don't have a problem with that.  I don't even know why the Republicans are resisting, unless they fear it leading to even MORE restrictions, which is always a likelihood.  For ME, if someone is suspicious enough to be placed on a No-Fly List, they indeed should NOT be allowed to legally purchase firearms. However, sick and evil people intent on murder and mayhem, will find a way to kill regardless of how many laws, mandates, and bans the government puts in place.

                         This particular killer was reported to have used an AR15, but that was proven incorrect today. Bear in mind that for reasons known only to them, the Democrat Politicians want to ban the AR. It is no different from any other, semi-automatic rifle, it just LOOKS mean. My own handguns are capable of firing just as many rounds just as quickly as any AR15 can. Fully-Automatic weapons were banned for private ownership right after WW2 in the 1940s. Even though the Second Amendment does NOT limit the type of firearms we can own, few regular people have any use or need for a fully-auto. They are a Military Weapon.  So yes, suspected terrorists should NOT have guns, but they all do, and they always WILL. In the Florida case, the perpetrator also had a bomb, and had he used ONLY the bomb, there would likely have been NO survivors at all. 

                         There are SO many ways to kill in large numbers that the list is endless, and banning guns will solve nothing. All it will succeed in doing, is making it impossible for good people to protect themselves, their families, and their properties. The Bad Guys will ALWAYS be armed, and so will the Government. I don't know which is scarier. Part of the problem with the new demands of the Democrats is that they also want to ban legal gun ownership for anyone on a Terrorist Watch List. Okay, sounds sensible, until you consider how many innocent people are on those lists for NO reason other than that they may disagree publicly with our over-reaching government. 

                         Many of these Americans on Terrorist Watch Lists have done nothing worse than vent their political feelings and frustrations on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter! Yet the Florida shooter was investigated by the FBI, added to one of these lists, and later REMOVED from the list ! Meanwhile, innocent people who would never harm a fly, remain ON the list. That is what is so dangerous about allowing the Democrats to rob people of their 2A Rights based on comments only. YOU could be on that list, I certainly could be, and many folks I know right here in New Lebanon could be! it's a very, slippery slope. Still, if someone is deservedly on a No-Fly list, they should not be able to walk into a gun store and purchase a weapon. IF, and ONLY if, the reason for their being on that list is PROVEN valid! 

                          The Florida shooter was another registered Democrat, but no one ever talks about that. He also happened to be a long-time Security Officer who had possessed a handgun permit for YEARS. Yes, he is a Muslim, a Jihadist, a Home-Grown Terrorist, and that is of far more concern than guns. WHO are we allowing to enter our country and become citizens? What happened to the safety requirements America once exercised in considering applicants for citizenship? Shouldn't those requirements be much more stringent than the requirements for gun ownership?  Shouldn't we have government agencies who DO that job, follow these people for a specified number of years, etc., rather than harassing, arresting, and murdering Ranchers?  It is the CONSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY of government to ensure the safety of the American People, it is NOT the duty or the right of government to use tyrannical tactics against law-abiding citizens who may have dug a pond without a permit or allowed their cattle to wander onto open ranges that belong to the states in which they lie, NOT to the Federal Government ! Good GOD, people, why are you not OUTRAGED!?!?

                           Despite the horror of the Florida shootings, there are good things happening as a result of those senseless deaths. For starters, a Homosexual, Pro-Gun Group called the "Pink Pistols" is speaking out and convincing more Gay Americans to take safety courses and arm themselves.  They are stating that "THEIR lives MATTER", and they are right, ALL lives matter !  Also, a LOT of Democrat voters have decided that they will no longer listen to the Left-Wing Gun-Grabbers in Washington who fail to protect the American citizenry from Islamic Extremism. This tragedy was a wake-up call, and millions have decided to vote Republican in November for the first time in their lives.  For years, I have wondered what it was going to take to stir the anger of the Liberal Zombies and open their eyes to the Truth of the Dem Agenda. Looks like this may be it.

                            At 10:12 p.m tonight, I was working on my computer and heard gunshots outside. It seemed to be coming from the area of the Barbershop, which is no surprise, we hear shots from that location all the time. Usually, it is during the day though, and never have I heard them after dark. There was a succession of three shots about 40 seconds apart. Then there was a period of about 10 minutes of silence, followed by nine MORE shots, also about 40 seconds apart. I thought it might be fireworks, but these were single bangs, not staccato like most fireworks. My daughter-in-law heard it too, and asked me if I thought we should call the Troopers. 

                            LOL!!  I am NOT a person who enjoys having the police at my house for ANY reason other than a dire emergency in which I have no other option, so no, I was not calling our local S.S. Besides, if no one else could hear the damn gunfire and call, I guess not many folks were too concerned.  As I said, we have dealt with this issue before, in daylight hours, and someone DID call the Troopers. I am told, but cannot confirm, that on at least ONE occasion, it was Johnny the Barber, target-shooting in his backyard. My source states that he went to the site and met the Troopers there, and that Johnny was told that he was violating the law by discharging a firearm within Town Limits. 

                             It is for this very reason that we have not taken any shots at the coyotes that plague our neighborhood. This is a populated area with homes fairly close together, and any responsible gun owner knows better than to take such a chance of harming someone.  Still, I think Johnny learned his lesson and it wasn't likely he that was shooting tonight. Whomever it WAS, if you know them, please let them know that it is people like THEM that make life difficult for other gun owners who take their responsibilities seriously and obey the laws of safety. Use your HEAD! 

                            It is my hope that we will see no more of these mass-shootings by Muslims, Democrats, and Loonies, but at the same time, I also hope that more responsible, law-abiding Americans will come to the realization that the government is NOT going to protect them and theirs. Did you know that even Law Enforcement has NO obligation to protect you, but only to enforce laws? Look it up ! Intelligent, informed adults KNOW that it is up to THEM to ensure the safety of their loved ones and their properties. We have a duty to exercise our Constitutional Rights and protect them from tyrants. 

                           Just imagine how many lives could have been saved in San Bernardino and Florida if someone on the sites had been armed? Imagine what a powerful deterrent it is if the Bad Guys have to wonder if someone might shoot back? If more people were trained and armed in America, there would be one hell of a lot less violent crime. It's time to think sensibly and to tell the anti-Constitutional Politicians to, "Back OFF!". We will NOT comply with laws and restrictions that violate our rights as Americans. Let's place the blame where it belongs, and stop pointing fingers at inanimate objects. Triggers don't pull themselves. Bombs are not available at Joe's Gun Shop or WalMart. Evil finds a way even when we do our best to prevent it, so let's address the evil, not the object. 











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Shoes and Shirts...Please                                                   6-21-2016


                   A little break from our American, Political Nightmare tonight.  Just for tonight though, as there are some things we need to talk about regarding the lengths our government will go to, to achieve their evil goals. Just not tonight. I hope no one minds.

                   I'm not an "Old" person, at least I don't THINK of myself as old yet. It wasn't exactly a century since I was a little kid. Yet things in our society are SO different from the way they were when I was a child. I have mentioned that my parents were Depression Survivors, that they knew poverty and hunger, they remembered clearly having to put cardboard in their shoes and use extra blankets in winter because there was no money for fuel. 

                   Things were much better for them as adults. My father was a long-lines Truck Driver for Associated Transport, and the pay was excellent for the time. We had a very nice home, a new car every two years, and the best clothes my mother could scout out during her endless shopping trips. She made up for all she lacked in her own childhood. My sister and I wanted for little. I however, was never comfortable with the requirements placed upon me to "Keep Up Appearances", and rebelled in every way I could.  I didn't want to be "Girly", wear dresses and bows, and stay clean. I wanted jeans and tee shirts, sneakers, a ponytail, and to be outdoors climbing trees and digging in the dirt. 

                   In those days, a trip "Downtown" meant wearing your fanciest outfit and patent-leather shoes. It was torture! Never, ever were we allowed to go anywhere that the "People Might SEE Us " and deem us improperly attired and groomed. I recall my mother's mom always wearing a hat and a fancy brooch of some kind. Her nails were always neatly painted a bright red, and every hair was in place. Table manners were of utmost importance, in fact ALL manners were ! Our elders were referred to as "Mr. or Mrs.", we left the room when the adults were talking, and we did not talk back or "Sass" anyone older than WE were. 

                    If you know me, you are aware that I am not at all concerned with "Fashion".  As long as I am freshly showered, my teeth and hair combed before I leave the house, that's good enough for me. I keep a clean and neat home and yard, my vehicles are clean, and I always made sure my son went to school with shiny hair, clean nails, fresh clothing, and pants with a crease in the legs. LOL!!  I even used to bleach the laces for his baby shoes and later, his sneakers. Not as anal as my mom was, but I did and do have my requirements. These days, I am usually working in the gardens or in the woodshop, so I am often in work clothes. I will run to Stewarts or the Post Office in those clothes and think nothing of it. Yet if I am going out to dinner, I'm not going THAT way! 

                     I do not dress-up, and I still rebel against the dressy shoes and outfits, but there is such a thing as being properly presentable for the occasion. That is why I am beginning to wonder if I am truly, "Old".  Have you LOOKED at the way people go out in public today ?!  Holy Crow!!!  I was at Stewarts tonight waiting for my husband to come out, and I saw things I don't really need to see again anytime soon.

                     I hate tattoos on women and girls, I just think it's trashy. I don't mind a little tattoo of a cross or a heart, or even a fake bracelet or permanent eyeliner type of thing, but it's the big, nasty things and all-over ink that I find repulsive. I'm not fond of tats on men either, but it's a lot more acceptable than on women. I remember when tattoos were something we only saw on veterans, and they were related to their branch of service. Those were tattoos of Honor, earned and proudly displayed. 

                     My own step-sons are all good-looking guys, but every one of them is covered with ink that makes it hard to notice that they have nice eyes and strong facial structures. My eldest step-son is a tattoo artist, and he's VERY talented. I just think they take it too far and it "Paints" them as being of poor character. Why would anyone DO that to themselves on purpose?  What will those tats look like when these people are 65, 70, or 75 years old?  YUCK ! Why not wear a hat with a statement of who you are, or a tee shirt or button pin? Why inject ink into your skin? To each his own, I guess. 

                   I saw several tattooed women at the store tonight and one biker who had NO skin showing that was not inked. Does that make them BAD people? No, of course not, but unfortunately, it sends a negative message to a LOT of people. I also saw a couple of young girls in their pajamas and slippers. One of them had allowed her pajama pants to slide down so far in the back, you could see half her butt and neither of them wore a bra. It boggles the mind. There are far too many unwashed people as well, people who literally stink to high heaven and have hair so dirty it separates and clumps with oil. It's okay to smell if you just spent the day working out in the hot sun and haven't been home to clean up yet, but I'm talking about people who just don't bother to buy a cheap bar of soap and jump in the shower for a few minutes!

                    Then there are the Black kids with their pants down to their knees and their underwear completely exposed. There was a young Black man at Stewarts tonight that had an afro in the center of his head, and the rest of his head was shaven clean. These are the MODERATE slobs. Been to WalMart lately? Good Lord, the things you see THERE!  What ever happened to pride? There's no need for anyone to dress to impress or wear a suit if they don't have to. Be comfy and express who you are, but at least be DECENT and CLEAN. Dye your hair green if it makes you happy, but wash it once in a while. Cover your butts and boobs in public and get a $2.00 deoderant stick. Geez ! Being clean and half-way presentable is not expensive or very time-consuming, ANYONE can manage it.

                       Manners? How about we start TEACHING them to our kids again? Stop sending kids the message they that have a right to say whatever they please and be disrespectful to their elders. 

                    Yup, our society has decayed in every way possible. Change is inevitable, but negative change is preventable. Americans need to stop being scumbags and think about the face we present to the rest of the world.  At the very least, if you cannot bathe daily or use deoderant, please don't sit next to ME!  LOL!!






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Tin Hats ON !!                                                               6-22-2016


It started longer ago than any of you or I can remember. Maybe it always just WAS, but too many people were too busy to notice or record it. For ME, it was John F. Kennedy who first drew my attention to it.


I was too young to remember much about Kennedy as a living leader, but I clearly remember the day he died, as do all Americans who were old enough at the time to get what was happening.  I was in my Second Grade classroom , and all of a sudden the world was turned upside-down. Adults were weeping and scurrying through the hallways, and we were told to pack-up our belongings and prepare to be dismissed. It was frightening and confusing for everyone, but especially for very young children who didn't really understand the depth of what had occurred.


Most Americans loved JFK, and as a result, we learned from our parents that he was an important and respected man that we too, should love. I collected JFK memorabilia for years, read everything I could about him and his life, and I even attended John F. Kennedy High School. Not by choice, it was just the school that kids in my district went to, but I was thrilled to be one of the privileged kids that was lucky enough to go to the best public high school in the city. I was PROUD, and every day that I walked through the front doors of that school, I looked at the exquisite marble bust of JFK that greeted the incoming students each morning. I loved the school colors of blue and gold, and I loved wearing clothing with the school logo.


Still, it was a good number of years before I understood just HOW decent a man JFK really was. Though I came to abhor his father and his brother Teddy, JFK himself had managed to step away from their influence and stand alone. He truly kept the interests of the People first, and he lost his life for that very reason. It was JFK who dared tell the truth to the American People about what their government was planning and doing to them behind the scenes. JFK knew who the Bilderbergs were, who the Illuminati were, and he knew about the agenda of a One World Government. He also knew all about the lies and disinformation being force-fed to the people by the media, and the False Flags, among a good many other things that the people had a right to know. When he made the public statement that he intended to inform the people of these evil agendas, he sentenced himself to death, and was indeed killed seven days later. His own father knew that his good and decent son was now marked for assassination, and did nothing. His allegiance lay with the people behind the plot. The very people who had aided in the JFK Campaign , thinking that their crony Joe would be able to control his son. They were wrong.


Here is what JFK promised one week before his murder.


“ There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot !


Twenty-eight words. Twenty-eight earth-shattering words that could have, and WOULD have changed the course of events from the path of destruction to one of promise for all Americans.




I wanted to know what JFK was referring to when he made that statement, the statement that got him killed. By this time, he had been dead for over a decade, but I wanted to know. There are days now that I wish I had been less curious, but then again, if I had not been curious, I would be one of the uninformed Americans who think that our government is their benevolent Uncle. It is anything BUT.


What did JFK know? Did he know that his days were numbered ? I think he did, and I believe that he was willing to take that risk to warn America of what was happening in the dark recesses of Washington, D.C. He was never given that opportunity, much like Martin Luther King Jr,. Malcolm X, and thousands of Whistle-blowers before and after them. These were men who had guts, and you might say that Malcolm X was a Radical Racist, but he had begun to see the light. He was awakening to the Socialist/Communist Agenda, the deliberate Race-Baiting and disinformation, and was starting to look into the abyss and see the truth for what it was. He too, was removed before he could say TOO much.


Lyndon Johnson knew,too. He was one of the plotters, a hard-core, Southern Racist Democrat who not-so-secretly approved of the KKK that his fellow Democrats had given birth to. Was he involved with the JFK assassination? Most definitely, but not at the highest levels. Like Joe Kennedy, he knew, but was too boxed-in and too hungry for promised power and position, to speak out and save the life of one of the best presidents this country has ever known. Money and power hold more influence than family ties for people of no character. Federal-Level Democrats have no character, and no conscience. It's all about Control, Money, and Notoriety, and God help anyone who dares to stand in their way.


The people we all tend to blame for what is wrong and evil in our government, are merely useful idiots to the people who are REALLY pulling the puppet strings. They get their rewards, but they too are expendable as we have seen over and over again throughout our history. Those who are complicit and hungry for position, are the easiest to take out and are always the FIRST ones to go. They don't think about that fact when they are licking the boots of the Elite who can help them climb the next ladder rung, they are blinded by Greed and Ego.


If you are not familiar with the Rothschild Family, you need to do some reading. This family is a Dynasty of Bankers who also happen to be the most heartless, greedy, and evil family that America has ever seen. The Rockefellers are a close second to the Rothschilds, another dynasty of billionaires with no interest in anyone or anything other than furthering their agenda of a One World Order and total control over the people, the money, the food, the medicine, and the land. It is only because of the few good men like John F. Kennedy, that they have not yet realized their dream, but they have not given up. Make NO mistake, these are evil, driven, focused, and extremely powerful people. You should know all you can possibly learn about them, and the many others that are in their inner circle.  


Do not make the mistake of thinking that the Secret Organizations that these men control, exist only in America. It takes evil men from all over the world to “Control” the world. We are all pawns on their chessboards, manipulated and subject to their will. These are the people who control the media, the banks, the insurance companies, the Healthcare Systems, and more recently, the public education system as well. These are the evil men who direct other evil men to impose draconian laws, ignore the Constitution, force impossible regulations and taxes, indoctrinate our children, and de-moralize societies. They attack Christianity and Judaism, Capitalism, and Freedom while financing mis-information programs, government grants and programs that burden the citizenry and steal private properties, Special Interest Groups that teach our children to be selfish and to accept the unacceptable and deviant as “Normal”. They are behind the recent assaults on Free Speech and the Second Amendment, and the lies of Global Warming. In fact, just about everything that the moral, patriotic, and/or faithful American treasures, is under assault by these very people.


Narcissistic politicians like Obama and his entire administration, are hand-picked and “Selected” into office, not “Elected” as they would have you believe. There are so many power-mongers in the world, that there is no shortage of complicit puppets at their disposal, including celebrities and journalists whom so many Americans ignorantly revere.


We are not guiltless,either. We have allowed ourselves and our children to become the victims of the Agenda. We have become so comfortable with our perks and our precious freedoms, that we fail to understand how quickly these things can be taken away from us. We sleep, we eat, we play, and we drink in all the hype and believe the lies. Two-Thirds of Americans fall hook, line, and sinker for False Flags and Media Dis-Information such as Sandy Hook. Very few have taken the time and effort to research, to doubt, to ask the hard questions, and to see the numerous mistakes made by the inexperienced that prove the truth behind the lies.


How many people know what the “Gulf of Tonkin” was ? How many people know what “Libor” is and how it was connected to both the Colorado Movie Theater False Flag, and the Sandy Hook False Flag? How many of you have looked at the players in these incidents and compared  their faces to those that appeared in the Boston Marathon Bombing photos, and alleged college campus shootings in 2015? How many have taken a very close look at Orlando? It is always easier to just accept what the media tells and shows you and start pointing fingers and contributing to the division these incidents create. Haven't you ever noticed that in EVERY so-called Shooting Incident, the gun is immediately described as an AR15 or an “Assault Rifle”? Then, days later, it was something else entirely. As in Orlando.


Why were rescuers carrying the “wounded” TO  the nightclub in Orlando instead of away  from it? Why did Scott Pelley interview an alleged witness in front of a Green Screen that showed police officers in the background? Why were so many of the main players confirmed actors, including the alleged shooter who appeared in the film, “The Big Fix”? Do YOU think the government would actually have allowed innocent Americans to be shot and killed to attain their goals? You BET they would! It would not be the first time and it will most certainly not be the last as they drool over the prospect of disarming the American people. Yes, they WILL use whatever methods they deem necessary, because they believe that their ends justify their means, and their end is not to make you or your family safer, it is to make you slaves.


Don't believe it? Then YOU tell ME, what was Fast and Furious all about? Why were Christopher Stevens and 4 of our Heroes allowed to suffer and die in Benghazi ? I can TELL you why, but I would love it if you would look into the truth for yourselves. There are so MANY things you need to look into, and not next year or next month, but NOW. Why are we given Fluoride when it is known that Hitler used it in his Prison Camps to sterilize men and keep the prisoners quiet? Why do we eat food that is almost totally made of chemicals we can barely pronounce? Why do we allow our children to be forced to receive vaccinations that are also full of chemicals and have been directly linked to the frightening rise in Autism and SIDS, among other horrors ?




Ever hear of a guy named Bill Cooper? Bill authored the book, “Behold a Pale Horse”. Due to his interest in investigating UFO sightings and claims of alien activity as in Area 51, he was labeled a “Nutcase”. He WAS radical in some of his beliefs, but he more often than not, hit the nail on the head. On 6-28-2001, Bill warned the people that something astronomical was going to occur in America that would change our lives forever. He also stated that whatever it was that we would face, the government would blame it on Osama Bin Laden. He closed by saying this; “Do NOT believe it !” Bill was killed by Law Enforcement officers who had entrapped him in his remote home allegedly to serve warrants on him. The arrest attempt escalated into a shoot-out on November 5, 2001. WAS Bill just another Conspiracy Theorist, or was he another JFK who knew too much?


The things I have mentioned here are not even close to scratching the surface of the horrendous crimes against the people that our government is guilty of. Hillary Clinton ALONE, has committed or been directly involved in more felonies than I can keep track of, and is presently under Criminal Investigation by the FBI. Yet what is SHE doing?  Running for the highest office in the land! Where is your outrage? Do you think that YOU would be so privileged? No, YOU would be cooling your heels in a cell, my friends. Look up “Vince Foster”. That will give you a START.


We deserve truth, we deserve justice, and we deserve to retain the freedoms and blessings of this great country. It takes brave, curious, and honorable people to expose the lies and the evil, punish it, and prevent it from ever happening again. Turn the TV off, stop going to movies, and start reading about our own history and the history of other countries whose people were asleep at the wheel while tyrants plotted. Stop being drawn-in by false news stories, Special Interest Whining, Celebrities, etc., and get informed. Get INVOLVED and ACTIVE, or live with the consequences.


This is but a teaser. We have a lot more to talk about.




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Bohemian  Grove                                                            6-24-2016


                   Ever heard of it ?? It isn't exactly something that comes up in everyday conversation, but it IS something that Americans should know at least a little bit about.

                   I'm sure you HAVE heard of the "Order of the Skull and Bones" . This is a private fraternity for the wealthiest, most politically-connected students of Yale University. Males ONLY. Since the very early 1800s, MANY future presidents and sons of the most elite families in America, have been  members. If you attend Yale and fall into one of the above categories, you join Skull and Bones. 

                   The Bush Family have been members for several generations, as have many other, noted political families. We will talk a lot more about this group in the days to come, but for the moment, keep in mind that these privileged young men have all been involved in the move toward Globalism. The majority of them have gone on to be vital members of the Bilderberg Group, or as some like to call it; "The Illuminati". However, the Bilderbergs and the Illuminati are not one and the same, despite having an almost identical membership list. We will talk more about both of them as well. 

                   Bohemian Grove is the private playground of this country's wealthiest and most powerful men. It is a closely-guarded, 2700 acre compound nestled among the Great Redwoods in Monte Rio, California.  The media moguls, some of whom are members of the Grove themselves, have done everything in their power to convince the public that Bohemian Grove is nothing more than a "Camp" for these elitists to relax and "Let their Hair Down".  ( and their pants). That's true enough, and in the early days, that is pretty much all they did. All of them with no doubt, leave their public personas at the gate. 

                   In among those Redwoods, these high-ranking CEOs, Politicians, Journalists, and even Hollywood celebs, can be seen cavorting naked, having contests to see who can pee farther, acting in plays while wearing women's clothing, and of course, participating in the ritual known as "The Cremation of Care". In this ritual, the men dress in robes similar to those worn by your friendly, neighborhood coven. They pay homage by firelight to a stone owl that stands three-stories tall, and I gotta tell ya folks, it is not only extremely creepy, it's Demonic.

                    For years, Journalists, Spies, and the generally curious public have attempted to infiltrate the Grove. Most were arrested in short order, while others simply disappeared. The yearly summer meeting, is no ordinary sabbatical or "Retreat".  Remember the "Manhattan Project"? The planning of that operation was done at Bohemian Grove in 1942, and resulted in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

                 

                     I know it is difficult for most folks to admit that there are really such abominable men and malevolent plots at work behind the scenes in government. Sadly, it is the denial and unwillingness to SEE rather than just LOOK, that has led to so many Communist Regimes in the world. Millions have died at the hands of men such as these because they did not believe that their government could or would do such things. 

                     Yesterday, Britain grew their Cajones back and took the first step to regaining their Sovereignty. They still have a long way to go, but it's a great start. The formation of the E.U was a HUGE victory for the men who attend Bohemian Grove, another item checked off their NWO To-Do List . They had all of Europe squeezed tightly in their dirty little hands. For a while. Do not be surprised to see the E.U crumble entirely in the not-too-distant future as more countries follow Britain's lead.  I am grinning tonight as I picture the plotting elitists throwing a temper tantrum! LOL!!

                      Speaking of tantrums, have you seen the one being thrown by House Democrats?  LOLOL!!!!  Speaks VOLUMES, does it not? I have posted a picture of the "Sit-In" for you below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
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  The Cremation of Care Ceremony

The highlight of a Grove encampment is an opening day initiation ceremony called "The Cremation of Care," in which the campers are given permission to forget their worldly duties and responsibilities, and instead focus on having a good time, just like in the old days, when they were young and supposedly carefree. Although the ceremony is very elaborate and has a long tradition, readers have to understand at the outset that it is a lark, a spoof of ceremonies, that has no deep or serious intent, contrary to what some conspiracy theorists have claimed. It is just what it claims to be: a way to ease everyone into a mood where they can relax and enjoy themselves. The scenario unfolds something like this:

The boys begin to arrive at the Bohemian Grove on the Saturday closest to the middle of July for what will be a two-week encampment. In actuality, most of them will just attend during one or two of the three weekends included in the encampment, jetting in to the nearby Santa Rosa airport from all over the country, or driving up from San Francisco.



As they arrive, they first get settled at their camps, then wander around visiting with old friends. That night they have their first dinner in the huge open-air dining circle. They hear flowery welcoming speeches, they give a cheer to the "Old Guard," those who have been in the club for 40 or more years, and they pay their respects to the "Fallen Leaves," those who have died in the past year.

But the highlight of the evening is the Cremation of Care, an initiation into the spirit of the encampment. It is all very fancy. The script varies only slightly each year. It is also a put-on, a mock of rituals -- but it is a ritual ceremony nonetheless. Postmodernists might call it a meta-ritual. It is meant to signal that the encampment is a time for relaxation, drinking, and fun. It is a return to the summer camp days of their youth.



To gain a sense of what it's like to take part, imagine yourself comfortably seated in the beautiful open-air dining hall. It's early evening and the clear July air is still pleasantly warm. Dusk has descended, you have finished a sumptuous dinner, and you are sitting quietly with your drink, listening to the nostalgic welcoming speeches and enjoying the gentle light and the eerie shadows that are cast by the two-stemmed gaslights flickering softly at each of the several hundred outdoor banquet tables.

You are part of an assemblage that has been meeting in this redwood grove 65 miles north of San Francisco for well over a hundred years. It is not just any assemblage, for you are a captain of industry, a well-known television star, a banker, a famous artist, or maybe a member of the President's cabinet. You are one of 1,500 men -- women are not allowed -- gathered together from all over the country for this annual encampment of the rich and the famous. And you are about to take part in a strange ceremony that has marked every Bohemian Grove gathering since 1880.

Out of the shadows on one of the hillsides near the dining circle there emerges the low, sad sounds of a funeral dirge. As you turn your head in its direction you faintly see the outlines of men dressed in pointed red hoods and red flowing robes. Some of the men are playing the funereal music; others are carrying long torches whose flames are a spectacular sight against the darkened forest.

As the procession approaches the dining circle, the dim figures become more distinct, and attention fixes on several men not previously noticed. They are carrying a large wooden box. Upon closer inspection the box turns out to be an open coffin, and in that coffin is a body, a human body that looks real enough to be lifelike at a glance, but only an imitation, naturally, made of black muslin wrapped around a wooden skeleton. This is the body of Care, symbolizing the concerns and woes that important men supposedly must bear in their daily lives. It is this guy, Mr. Dull Care, who is to be cremated this first Saturday night of the two-week encampment of the Bohemian Grove.

The cortege now trails slowly past the dining area, and the men in the dining circle fall into line behind the hooded priests and pallbearers, following the body of Care toward its ultimate destination. The entire parade (mostly white, mostly elderly) makes its way along a road leading to a picturesque little lake that is yet another of the sylvan sights the Bohemian Grove has to offer.

It takes the communicants about five minutes to make their march to this new setting. Once at the lake the several priests and the body of Care go off to the right, in the direction of a very large altar which faces the lake. They are accompanied by a cast of 250 elders, torchbearers, shore patrols, fire tenders, production managers, and woodland voices.

The major parts in this drama are played by "associate" or "performing" members of the club, middle-class men with musical, theatrical, artistic, or literary talents. But sometimes very important men have small walk-on roles that show they are just one of the gang when they are at the Bohemian Grove. They are "carrying a spear for Bohemia," as the saying goes, which means they are chipping in, doing their part, being good sports.

If the year were 1996, there would be three spear-carriers doing a little add-on part. They are former president George H. W. Bush, actor Clint Eastwood, and fabled news anchor Walter Cronkite. They are playing the parts of "Lakeside Frogs," and they are chanting like the frogs in the famous "Bud-WEI-ser" TV ads of the 1990s, only they keep croaking "cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun."



The followers, talking quietly and remarking on the once-again-perfect Grove weather, move to the left so they can observe the ceremony from a green meadow on the other side of the lake. Drinks in hand, they will be about fifty to a hundred yards from the altar, which looms skyward thirty to forty feet and reveals itself to be in the form of a huge Owl, whose cement shell is mottled with primeval green mosses. This Owl is the totem animal of Bohemia, found not only at the lake, but everywhere you go in the Grove, and on shot glasses, coffee cups, and stationery.

While the spectators seat themselves across the lake, the priests and their entourage continue for another two or three hundred yards beyond the altar to a boat landing. There the bier is carefully transferred onto the Ferry of Care, which will carry the body to the altar later in the ceremony. Once the ferry is loaded, the torches are extinguished and the music ends. The attention of the spectators on the other side of the lake slowly drifts back to the Owl shrine; it is illuminated by a gentle flame from the Lamp of Fellowship, which sits at its base.

Cremation? A guy named Dull Care? A former president of the United States playing the part of a frog and chanting "cre-MAY-shun?" A totem animal and a Lamp of Fellowship? Strange, but true. You are starting to get the picture of just how hokey this all is.

People who have seen the ceremony before nudge you to keep your eye on the large redwood next to the Owl. Moments later an offstage chorus of "woodland voices" begins to sing. Then a spotlight illuminates the tree you've been watching, and there emerges from it a hamadryad, a "tree spirit," whose life, according to Greek mythology, is intimately bound up with the tree in which it lives. The hamadryad begins to sing, telling the supplicants that beauty and strength and peace are theirs as long as the trees of the Grove are there. It sings of the "temple-aisles of the wood" that are made for "your delight," and implores the Bohemians to "burn away the sorrow of yesterday" and to "cast your grief to the fires and be strong with the holy trees and the spirit of the Grove."'

With the end of this uplifting song, the hamadryad returns to its tree, the chorus silences, and the light on the tree fades out. Now there's only natural illumination from the moon and stars, and it's time for the high priest and his many assistants to enter the large area in front of the Owl.

"The Owl is in his leafy temple," intones the high priest. "Let all within the Grove be reverent before him." He beseeches the spectators to be inspired and awed by their surroundings, noting that this is Bohemia's shrine. Then he invokes the motto of the club, "Weaving spiders, come not here!" That's a line from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; it is supposed to warn members not to discuss business and worldly concerns, and instead concentrate on the arts, literature, and other pleasures within the portals of Bohemia.

The priest next walks down three large steps to the edge of the lake. There he makes a flowery speech about the ripple of waters, the song of birds, the forest floor, and evening's cool kiss. Again he calls on the members to forsake their usual concerns: "Shake off your sorrows with the City's dust and scatter to the winds the cares of life." A second and third priest then recall to memory deceased friends who loved the Bohemian Grove, and the high priest makes yet another effusive speech, the gist of it being that "Great Nature" is a "refuge for the weary heart" and a "balm for breasts that have been bruised."

The pace is picking up. A brief song is sung by the chorus and suddenly the high priest proclaims: "Our funeral pyre awaits the corpse of Care!" A horn is sounded at the boat landing. Behold, the Ferry of Care, with its beautifully ornamented frontispiece, begins its brief passage to the foot of the shrine. Its trip is accompanied by the music of a barcarole (a barcarole is the song of Venetian gondoliers as they pole through the canals of Venice). Listening to the barcarole, it becomes ever more clear how many little extra bits and pieces of culture have been borrowed from many parts of the world by the Bohemians who lovingly developed this ritual over its long history.



The bier arrives at the steps of the altar. The high priest inveighs against Dull Care, the archenemy of Beauty. He shouts, "Bring fire," and the torchbearers enter (18 strong). Then the acolytes quickly seize the coffin, lift it high above their heads, and carry it triumphantly to the pyre in front of the mighty Owl. It seems that Care is about to be consumed by flames.

Ah, but not yet. Suddenly there is a great clap of thunder and a rush of wind. Peals of loud, ugly laughter come ringing down from a hill above the lake. A dead tree is illuminated in the middle of the hillside, and Care himself bellows forth with a thundering blast:

"Fools! Fools! Fools! When will ye learn that me ye cannot slay? Year after year ye burn me in this Grove, lifting your puny shouts of triumph to the stars. But when again ye turn your feet toward the marketplace, am I not waiting for you, as of old? Fools! Fools! To dream ye conquer Care!"

The high priest is taken aback by this impressive outburst, but not completely humbled. He replies that it is not all a dream, that he and his friends know they will have to face Care when their holiday is over. They are happy that the good fellowship created by the Bohemian Grove is able to banish Care even for a short time. So the high priest tells Care, "We shall burn thee once again this night and in the flames that eat thine effigy we'll read the sign: Midsummer sets us free."



Dull Care, however, is having none of this. He tells the high priest in no uncertain terms that priestly fires are not going to do him in. "I spit upon your fire," he roars, and with that there is a great explosion and all the torches are immediately extinguished. The only light remaining comes from the small flame in the Lamp of Fellowship.

Things are clearly at an impasse. Care may win out after all. There is only one thing to do: turn to the great Owl, the great totem animal of Bohemia, chosen as the group's symbol primarily for its mortal wisdom -- and only secondarily for its discreet silence and its nightly prowling. The high priest falls to his knees and lifts his arms toward the shrine. "Oh thou, great symbol of all mortal wisdom," he cries. "Owl of Bohemia, we do beseech thee, grant us thy counsel!"

The inspirational music of the "Fire Finale" now begins, and an aura of light glows about the Owl's head. The Owl is going to rise to the occasion! And if it's the 1990s, it's none other than the voice of good old Walter Conkrite, although the part usually goes to a deep-voiced drama professor. After a pause, the sagacious bird finally speaks. No fire, he tells the assembled faithful, can drive out Care if that fire comes from the mundane world, where it is fed by the hates of men. There is only one fire that can overcome the great enemy Care, and that, of course, is the flame which burns in the Lamp of Fellowship on the Altar of Bohemia. "Hail, Fellowship," he concludes, "and thou, Dull Care, begone!"

The priest smacks himself on the side of the head, as if to say he wonders why he didn't think of that profound point. The light goes out on the dead tree. The high priest leaps to his feet and bounds up the steps, snatches a burned-out torch from one of the bearers, and relights it from the flame of the Lamp of Fellowship. Just as quickly he ignites the funeral pyre and triumphantly hurls the torch into the blaze.



The orchestral music in the background intensifies as the flames leap higher and higher. The chorus sings loudly about Dull Care, archenemy of Beauty, calling on the winds to make merry with his dust. "Hail, Fellowship," they sing, echoing the Owl. "Begone, Dull Care! Midsummer sets us free!" The wailing voice of Care gives its last gasps, the music gets even louder, and fireworks light the sky and fill the Grove with the reverberations of great explosions. The band, appropriately enough, strikes up "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." Care has been banished.

As this climax approaches, some 50 minutes after the march began, the quiet onlookers on the other side of the lake begin to come alive. After all, it is a night for rejoicing. The men begin to shout, to sing, to hug each other, and dance around. They have been freed by their priests and their Owl for some good old-fashioned hell raising. They couldn't be happier if they were back in college and their fraternity had won an intramural football championship.

Now the ceremony is over. The revelers, initiated into the carefree attitude of the Bohemian Grove, break up into small groups as they return to the camps that crowd next to each other in the central area of the Grove. It will be a night of storytelling and drinking for the men of Bohemia as they sit around their campfires or wander from camp to camp, renewing old friendships and making new ones. They will be far away from their responsibilities as the decision makers and opinion molders of corporate America.




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Start  Your  Engines !!                                              6-25-2016


                         Summer Saturdays in New Lebanon mean only ONE thing. Thousands of people from all over the Northeast flock to this very valley to enjoy the most All-American, Family-Friendly activity available, and it AIN'T "Behold New Lebanon " !

                          For over 60 years, Race Fans have made the weekly trek to the Lebanon Valley Speedway to enjoy and participate in America's favorite sport, Auto Racing. They come in cars and trucks, on motorcycles and on foot, and in campers and trailers, but they always come.  They are a faithful and dedicated group, not just to the sport but to American Tradition in general. 

                           There are few remaining venues or events where Americans of every age, sex, and color can openly acknowledge God and Country with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanks to the self-serving and ungrateful, Liberal Left and their anti-faith and patriotism agenda, too many of us have been intimidated and indoctrinated into believing that these these are "Bad and Offensive" things. 

                             The terribly immature emotions of wimps and whiners have taken precedent over our values and Freedom of Speech and Expression, and we must STOP allowing that. Race Fans don't allow that. Race Fans are living, breathing evidence that REAL Americans not only still exist, but they know who they are and what they want for their families and their country. THESE are the people who bust their backs and knuckles every day to keep America's gears turning. They know the value of hard work, earning what you need and want, and of healthy competition, and that these very traits are what made America possible and kept her free for well over 200 years. 

                              It took tough people of guts and grit to gain freedom and it will take the same kind of Americans to defend and retain it, the kind of people who attend racetracks all over the country. Are some of them a little rough around the edges ? You BET they are, but so was David of the Bible and Sam Adams who hid in tavern basements and shot Redcoats!

                              Where else but our racetracks do you see American Flags, Skoal stickers, and NRA hats by the thousands? Where else do we see those hats removed in respect when the National Anthem is played?  Race Fans, like everyone else, are far from perfect, but they are still one of the last representations of what true, loyal Americanism looks like, and they don't CARE if that "Offends" anyone. 

                               In the past ten or twelve years, I have heard countless times that we need people like Ruth Abram and the members of the covert, E.D.C to put New Lebanon "On the Map" and breathe new life into a decaying town. LOLOL!!  Bullcrap ! This valley has ALWAYS been "On the Map", and it has ALWAYS been a destination, thanks in great part to the Lebanon Valley Speedway. This valley has ALWAYS been ALIVE !

                                Nothing has drawn more people and visitors, nothing has contributed so greatly to our local economy as the Speedway has. NO idea or "Project" of the Liberal Newcomers can ever hope to compare.  You may not attend the racetrack, but if you live here, you need to be supportive OF it. It is a huge piece of who we are as a community and as Americans.


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Tuesdays With Charter                                                    6-28-2016


                     This has been a rough day in my household. We lost our Bailey today after her long battle with cancer. 

                      We knew it was coming for some time, but it doesn't make it easier. She came to us 3 years ago with more health issues than the average dog could have survived. Years of being tied-out on a short chain in Louisiana weather had taken it's toll and severe heart-worm had caused permanent damage. The mammary tumors were still small, but due to the weakened heart, the surgery was deemed to be too dangerous for her. So we crossed our fingers and concentrated on giving her the best years of her life. 

                      She was the Family Dog, but in reality, she was Bob's Baby. She loved her Daddy. She loved EVERYTHING! The couch, vanilla ice cream, soft toys, and most of all, rides in the truck. She was a gentle soul and a constant source of amusement, and sitting with her in the vet's office today while they euthanized her was devastating. Harder still, was the the past week of watching her deteriorate to the point that she was struggling for every breath, telling me that the cancer had reached the lungs, and it was time. 

                      I believe that All Dogs go to Heaven. That's a subject of great debate among the Christian community, but God says that "The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb" and when Jesus returns to take vengeance on  Evil, he will be on horseback. For those who love the Lord and animals, there is no debate. God promises that Heaven will be everything we ever dreamed of and more, so how could that be so if there are no dogs there? We lost a piece of our hearts today, but we know that we will be re-united eventually, and there will be no illness and no pain, only joy.

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                      FASO won today's Congressional Primary by a LANDSLIDE!  Kind of eases the pain a little. I will not miss Chris Gibson even a little bit, as he is a RINO and a Traitor to his constituents.  I do not think that we have heard the last of him, but I welcome the respite.
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                      Quite a day for those of us who subscribe to Charter Cable, wasn't it?  At 1:00 this morning, POOF, the TV picture turned to snow. I assumed that a limb had come down or someone had struck a utility pole. When it was still off this morning, I wasn't concerned, but when late afternoon rolled around and it was STILL off, I made the phone call. Personally, I don't miss TV, but when there is an 81-year-old in the house that is addicted to it, and it goes away, life gets interesting real quick.

                       So we learned that Charter had switched to Digital today and hadn't bothered to notify at least half its customers that this would be happening. Zippo, NADA. THEN, we were told that we had to go to the Chatham Office and pick up new boxes! Oh, but it was all okay, because they were "Extending their hours till 6p.m for their customers ".  Wonderful. Bob volunteered to make the trip, but called me soon after he got there to tell me that the line was out the door and there were cars parked all along the edge of Rt. 295.

                        Angry people were sharing their frustration with Charter, and some of them had driven all the way from Copake and other points south, to get a damn box! Oh, but this wasn't ALL !  Now, we need to have a box for every TV in the house. For us, that's FOUR. The first two are free, and any after that will be $6.00 a month ! So our bill for Expanded Basic Cable will now be $92.00 a month!!! It gets better. There are specific boxes for HD Flat Screens and other ones for the old-fashioned convex screens. So we got two and two. Then we get them home, and trying to get anything to work is not only close to impossible, it IS  impossible!

                        All 3 guys tried their luck and so did I. We did the "Activation" thing online, we did the "Code Search" with the FOUR, new remotes. Over and over. Meanwhile, the Cable Box is digitally telling us to "Call Your Operator" !! Umm...... WHAT? Obviously, we still have no TV. Don't know when we WILL because you KNOW all the techs will be out soothing livid customers for weeks to come. I AM a LIVID customer!  If you share my feelings, please drop a line to the Attorney General's Office this week and let him know about this rip-off. You can believe they will be hearing from ME. 

                       Why does everyone have to complicate everything so much? Was there something wrong with the way the cable WAS? Sure, I would have liked to see more decent TV shows available and a LOT less sports channels, and it was already FAR too expensive for what we were getting. (by the way, all your channels will be in different locations now, too.) So, I guess we will be doing some tree-trimming so we can get DISH. Enough is enough. 
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  My grand-daughter took this photo of Bailey just last week. It went downhill THAT fast. Hug your dog tonight.


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