DECEMBER 2016 ARCHIVES




Babies and Business                                                         12-3-2016


                   This post was actually written yesterday, and I didn't publish it because I felt that it was in some ways a bit too sensitive, that maybe it should steep for a bit.

                    Then today happened. LOL!  My buttons were pushed one too many times, and I decided to heck with the backlash, it's not like I don't deal with it all the time, and some things need to be said. Politically-Correct I am NOT, and I also refuse to coddle anyone's tender little feelings when they are hurting someone innocent. Hence, my feelings toward Liberals and Muslims. 

                    Most of you are well aware of my stand on Blueberry Hill. I have made it very clear that though I have never had anything against the owner of that business, I was and am, disgusted by the sneaky and illegal methods in which Mike Benson collaborated with her to circumvent the D.O.T requirements that all  other new businesses are subject to. In other words, Cronyism and Corruption gave B. Hill an advantage over every other business in New Lebanon.

                     At the same time, I truly AM happy that the business is successful and it is an attractive addition to the main drag. I wasn't exactly pleased when my youngest grandaughter decided to work there, but she's 17 and it isn't MY choice, it is hers. She even convinced me to actually drive INTO the B. Hill parking lot to pick her up after work, despite the fact that I had refused to patronize the business or even pull in there since it opened. It's a matter of values. (and maybe a little stubborness, I admit). 

                    The kid loved the job and her boss and co-workers. She even got a raise fairly quickly because she is reliable, responsible, and honest as the day is long. All was well, and I stayed out of her relationship with B. Hill like a good little Nana. She was happy. Until several weeks ago when a long-time employee started being a bully, not only to my grandaughter, but to  SEVERAL  of the teens who work there. This bully is twice the age of these kids and should know better, but she has a habit of pouring Vodka into the fresh-squeezed O.J and drinking on the job all day. 

                     Apparently, daytime screwdrivers don't agree with her emotions, as she tended to get extremely nasty with the kids. The sad thing is, my grandaughter agonized about how to handle the situation for over a week before deciding to simply talk to the boss about the issue. She was hoping to simply have the bully talked to and the abuse of the kids ended. I was proud of her for coming to a mature and fair decision and hoped for the best. 

                      However, things didn't go as we expected , considering that the boss is what, 40 years old and a parent herself. Rather than simply agree to talk to the bully and let life go on, the boss blamed the victims, made excuses for her "friend" the drinking bully, and it all led to my grandaughter quitting. Not unusual, the turnover of employees in that place is unbelievable. Now we know WHY. From what I understand, a few more will be leaving very shortly, and MANY have left as a direct result of this bully in the past. 

                       Here at home, life DID go on, and the kid is taking a break to get her driver's license and look for a new job and educational opportunities. Then this afternoon, she got a text message from a former co-worker at B. Hill, asking how things were going. The kid told her that she was fine, and she had a small meal tab pending at B. Hill that she would be coming in to pay, but she wanted to wait to do so until the boss and the bully were not there. Why stir things up if you don't have to? Smart kid.

                       Turns out that the text message was a set-up, and an info-seeking assignment for the texter who immediately repeated the conversation to the "Boss". The "Boss", the so-called Professional 40 year-old, sent my grandaughter a NASTY text about her preferring to avoid a confrontation and come in when the boss was absent. Now let's think about this for a minute. A grown woman with her own teenage child, tries to start a fight with a 17-year-old who did nothing wrong, after refusing to stop bullying and on-the-job vodka-guzzling at her business. Something is very wrong with this picture. 

                       My grandaughter did not take the bait or reply as she is NOTHING like ME, and she prefers to keep things as peaceful as possible, even when victimized. It's not a huge deal in the long run, and we are all very proud of her gentle nature and strong character, but I am astonished at the actions of the B. Hill boss. She did EVERYTHING wrong in this situation, from start to finish, just as she did when she opened the place. I guess her collaboration with Mike Benson was an indication of her own character as well as Mike's. Shame on HER.

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                        It would appear that the exit of yet another "normal" business from New Lebanon will open up the largest, local retail space available. Gee, you don't suppose that Ruth Abram has secured the space for the Behold New Lebanon Headquarters, do you?  Goodbye Thruway Beverage, hello Tourism ?

                        According to the "EDC" and the "LVBA", New Lebanon MUST grow economically, so why is it that they support all the things that are making economic success impossible? Should a frivolous and mostly unwelcome program like BNL  occupy the largest retail space in town and prevent a "REAL" business from coming in?  Of course not, but only Ruth Abram herself could choose to leave the space open for that purpose. It's a free country, and anyone who can pay the rent, gets the space. As it SHOULD be.  Consider also, that the landlord of the Midtown Mall has got to be struggling to make the mortgage payments on that eyesore and is desperate to rent the spaces to whomever comes along.

                        I just hope that if BNL does indeed take that space, that they are charged an exorbitant rent, enough to pay for repairs to the abominable parking lot, dangerous sidewalks, and falling ice situation. I have to ask, exactly what benefit  has Behold New Lebanon  been to the Town? I can think of a long list of negatives but not one, single positive, can YOU? We have seen far too many acres of New Lebanon land removed from the tax list due to "Non-Profits", "Conservation", and "Religious" designations and exemptions. All brought to you by LIBERALS, by the way. 

                      The four New Lebanon churches are tax exempt, but with the exception of the Catholic Church that owns approximately 8-10 acres, the others account for an acre or less each. The Abode on the other hand, owns many, many acres and buildings that are NOT used for Worship purposes. Yet they too, are given religious exemption on ALL of it.

                      Churches SHOULD enjoy freedom from taxation, especially these days when most can barely afford to pay for heat to keep the flock warm on Sundays. Realistically, only the Parsonages, the Houses of Worship, and a maximum of five acres, should be eligible for exemption, for ANY church of ANY denomination. Hundreds of acres and  numerous buildings being exempt, is abuse of every taxpayer in the town. It's Common Sense, but then again, when did you last see anyone use THAT ?

                       In a town as small as ours, shouldn't there be a limit on how many acres within the town limits can be designated as tax-exempt, Conservation areas? We limit space for commercial and industrial use, but not for foolishness and idealism brought to us by environmental extremists. Don't get me wrong, I fully support some measure of Conservation and protection of natural resources, Forever Farmland,etc.  These are the things that allow us to retain and protect our rural foundations and aesthetic beauty. The question is, how much is TOO much ?

                       When Behold New Lebanon  first started, I predicted that Ruth Abram would never cease in her expansion of the project and her attempt to control the town. Believe me, as you have witnessed this program move to a larger facility each year, you will see that trend continue until summers in New Lebanon are all-encompassed by the BNL Project. As BNL grows, so will the amount of tax-exempt properties and unhappy residents.

                       New Lebanon needs REAL businesses that will complement our rural flavor while contributing to the tax base and providing job opportunities. We have enough eateries, enough antique shops, to provide choices for all tastes. There are two convenience stores and two deli/bakeries. We even have two head shops that also provide soft porn items and materials. So yes, the all-important "Choices" are available. 

                      We have M&M, while not MY thing because I don't care for sports and I don't drink, most people enjoy both, so a nice sports bar like M&M is a plus for New Lebanon. So what do you suppose would happen if the EDC is successful in attracting a Dunkin Donuts or a Subway store? B. Hill and Buckys would be seriously hurt, and someone would have to close their doors, eventually. It wouldn't be Dunkin or Subway, either. What if Cumberland Farms wanted to come here? E-Z Mart and Stewarts would be on the hit list. It's a very delicate balance in a little town like ours, and we truly need to support the small, local, and unique businesses over the chains and commercial outlets. In fact, we should all be willing to fight to protect these local businesses. 

                     Lebanon needs a market, but if we'll ever see one is unknown at this point. I still haven't found the one Mike Benson claims he brought here. Let me know if you come across it, will you? We need a pharmacy,too, and I am working on trying to attract a Walk-In Clinic to town to serve not only our own people, but Canaan, East Nassau, Stephentown, and possibly more. Not only would this be a blessing to our Seniors, but to parents who hate sitting in the E.R for hours for a few stitches or a sprained ankle. The best thing about a clinic, is that it would give us a shot at getting a pharmacy. Cross your fingers and pray for this effort. 

                      It's a shame that Thruway Beverage has chosen to leave New Lebanon, as it was a great outlet for the hard-working guys who like a cold beer and a cigar after work.  Even more of a shame is if Behold New Lebanon does take that space. Gee, just imagine the HUGE, illegal, advertising mural Ruth could hang on THAT site !  LOL!

                     Get well wishes to Phyllis Hulbert and Dave Roden. 

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The Pumpkin Pilferer                                                         12-6-2016


                       Well, THIS was an odd day! It isn't often that I sit at the table with my morning coffee and watch someone commit not one, but the FIRST of TWO thefts. 

                        Would you believe it if someone told you they watched a little Asian woman on a bicycle, ride furiously down their driveway, steal a pumpkin from the back porch, and pedal away? Me either. Yet that is exactly what happened at my house this morning.  LOLOL!!  I gotta say, it was really FUNNY! It was so comical that I didn't even get mad that a stranger had come onto my property and committed theft. 

                         It got even more amusing when my husband came home for lunch and I related the incident to him. He was Furious!  It probably wasn't a good thing that I found his anger just as funny as the Pumpkin Caper. He just couldn't understand why I hadn't run out and confronted this woman or called the police. First of all, it took place in about one minute flat and I was in my pajamas. Second, it was a PUMPKIN, not the truck or the lawnmower. It's compost time for the pumpkins anyway. 

                         I just found the whole thing puzzling to say the least. The only explanation I could come up with, was that maybe Darrow School was having a timed, scavenger hunt. They weren't. So I went on with my day, occasionally stopping to think about the little lady on the bike and laughing all over again.

                         Around 3 p.m, my son came home from taking my grandaughter to a friend's house, and lo and behold, guess what was on the bridge at the end of my driveway?  The little pink and black, BMX bike. The "Getaway Vehicle"!  THIS time, the lady was in my yard stalking one of my chickens. She was creeping down the driveway with her hands out, sneaking up on one of my hens. Caught red-handed, she pretended to speak zero English and through hand motions, managed to tell my son she wanted to eat the chicken. I'm sure if she had caught it, she would have immediately wrung it's neck and pedaled off to wherever it is she belongs.

                        My son told her to go away and STAY away, but who knows if she understood. So this time, I did call the State Police. My main concern is that this woman may be hungry and desperate for food. She obviously is new to the area if she lives here at all, and her culture appears to be very strong, based on her instincts to steal a live chicken for dinner. Yet she was wearing a brand-new, puffy blue parka and the bicycle was also new. Possibly stolen items also? It was definitely a bike for a young girl, not a woman in her late 40s as this woman was. Whatever her story is, I believe she needs some kind of help. 

                         90 minutes after my call, two Troopers showed up. They told me they had come from Poughkeepsie, because there were "No other cars on the road but them" !!!  WHAT ?!?!  We have a damn barracks two minutes from my house, and I can't go two feet with a tail-light out without getting stopped. You mean to tell me there was no one nearby to respond? POUGHKEEPSIE ?! What about Schodack, Claverack, East Greenbush, or even Loudonville? What about the Jimmy D's Barracks? Are you KIDDING me? That's an issue I will be addressing tomorrow. 

                         Anyway, the Troopers were pretty befuddled by the whole thing too. One of them asked me if I was sure she wasn't trying to "Play" with the chicken! Seriously? She wanted to have chicken with her pumpkin pie, get real!  The woman is HUNGRY, and we have resources here to help her, but since we had no one to respond when she was right here on Rt. 20, she likely won't see that help. Not tonight, anyway.

                          Her situation is concern #1 for me, but I am also wary of her returning and stealing who knows what the next time. We are pretty high-security around here, so she won't get much, but it's the animals I'm concerned about. If she needs food, I am more than happy to help her immediately and get her help going forward. The whole thing is just too WEIRD. So keep your eyes open for a little Asian lady on a black and pink bike, wearing a bright blue parka.  Never a dull moment.

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                          It's now after midnight, which means it is Pearl Harbor Day. Take a few minutes today to discuss the meaning of the day with the youth in your family. God Bless Our Soldiers.   

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  The following links are for Monte as requested.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVvgrEm4FE4    This one tells the story about the Police protecting the Muslims.



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 Town Board and Foul Fruit                                                12-13-2016


                 Nice meeting, as always these days. The CAC gave a slide presentation of what they've been working on, and it IS impressive. The amount of work that has gone into this program is mind-boggling. 

                  You all know that I'm not a huge proponent of Environmental Programs, but I have also made it clear that I do support wise use of natural resources and protection of certain natural treasures and species. We should all make an effort to take good care of these resources and use them wisely and conservatively. After all, I believe that most of us want our great-grandchildren to enjoy the flora and fauna we have been blessed by.

                   I have no objections to the CAC or their project, in fact, I appreciate their work and dedication even though I have to roll my eyes when they mention butterfly species. Everyone has their thing, and that can be a plus or a minus, depending on how you look at it. The CAC, though focused on the environment and conservancy, don't seem to be the rabid extremists that many of the Greenies are. In any case, they certainly mean well and they have worked very, very hard. 

                   Mr. Shenkar on the other hand, is an Environmental Extremist and has a stubborn streak a mile wide. Believe it or not, he actually proposed the "Clean,Green Community Project" AGAIN tonight !! ( I think it's called something like that, don't quote me on the title). The Town Board wisely voted down this proposal of his TWICE in 2016, yet he refuses to take NO for an answer. In February, he is going to bring back the lady from Hudson that has already given her Climate Change spiel to the board twice. I doubt her rhetoric has changed as much as she claims the climate has. 

                   What the CAC is doing is a mapping of sensitive environments within the town so that we can identify them and protect them from destruction going forward. This will have no effect on our private lives or how we use our properties. The Clean Community Project is entirely different. It is a program that will bring in strict requirements, regulations, outside control, and limits on what we can and cannot do with our own land and homes. It is dangerous and unnecessary. I'm very surprised that the board did not simply tell Mr. Shenkar tonight that they had already reviewed this proposal twice and decided against it, and enough is enough.

                  The last thing any of us need in our lives is more government, more "Rules", and more land taken off the tax roll. The board said NO, the board needs to stick to their guns.  Shenkar is a typical, Liberal Bully that won't stop until he gets what he wants and everyone else be damned. 

                   The Christmas Child program was a huge success ! The Town Clerk's office looks like the North Pole on the day before Christmas.   So many people stepped-up to make sure that needy kids in our town will have a terrific Christmas, and THAT, is what living in a small community is all about !  Take care of your own, give from the heart, and keep the government and their "Grants" out of our lives and business. Donate, Fund-raise, practice independence, and the rewards will amaze you! Thank you to our Town Clerk, Tistrya Houghtling, for spearheading this awesome effort.

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                    In less than 5 weeks, the worst president in the history of America will be leaving the Oval Office.  Praise God and all that is Holy. 

                    Though I am far from thrilled about Trump taking the lead, I am still greatly relieved that it isn't going to be Hillary. Our future under Trump is at this point, a crap-shoot, as he is in my opinion, every bit as unpredictable, unpresidential, and untrustworthy as most Liberals, and yes, he IS a Liberal. Clinton on the other hand, is without argument, a corrupt, cold, lying, thieving, murdering, self-serving, mentally unstable, Felon. A Clinton presidency would have been far more dangerous to Constitutional Freedom than Obama's has been, if that is even possible. 

                   When Obama won the first time, I was not a happy camper, but I tried to look at it much like I am looking at Trump's upcoming term. I took the "Wait and See" attitude. Sadly, Obama turned out to be much worse than I could have imagined. The 2nd time Obama won, I was literally astounded! How could ANY rational American vote for a man who had done such unprecedented damage and behaved so abominably ?!  Or HAD  they ? 

                   The questions about Obama's past, his numerous, forged birth certificates, fake Social Security number, sealed college records, Communist grandparents, Marxist and Muslim mentors, and his disbarment as an attorney, actually paled in comparison to the questions surrounding his re-election. Voter fraud deniers be damned, this Traitor could NOT have been re-elected honestly after his disastrous first term. It was simply impossible. We KNEW there was fraud and corruption behind it, but as always, the Liberal Media drowned out the objections by distracting the people with False Flag tragedies and fake news.

                   Funny thing was, I don't recall any Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, or Christians demanding recounts or rioting in the streets, do YOU?  No College Kids needed psychiatric counseling to deal with Romney's loss or the disappointment of having lost the election. No one burned the American Flag. Why? Well, because the majority of Conservatives are rational, mature, and capable of making the best of a bad situation. We know that in the REAL world, not everyone gets a Trophy just for showing up and no one can win ALL the time. 

                   Unlike Liberals, Conservatives know how to be good sports, accept defeat and get back to the drawing board. Better luck next time. We feel the pain and loss every bit as strongly as the Left does, but while Liberals respond to loss with either violence or regression to infancy, Conservatives respond appropriately, like adults. Just look at Jill Stein for instance. Her recounts resulted in giving more votes to Trump. It was a total waste of time and money and she should be too embarrassed to show herself in public ever again.

                  None of the riots, recounts, emotional meltdowns or temper tantrums of the Liberals gained them anything other than to serve as more proof of how evil, immature, and selfish they are. So what is their next move? They will attempt to prove that Trump and Putin collaborated to "Steal" the election from poor, sweet, granny Hillary. Let them have at it, it will STILL change nothing.  DOES Trump have an unholy alliance with Putin? Who knows? Nothing surprises me anymore. At least he didn't sell American Uranium to the Russians, that was Hillary.

                 If Barack Obama was not disqualified as a candidate for the presidency with his endless list of illegal, anti-Constitutional, and outright Treasonous actions, if Hillary was not disqualified for her countless felonies, how do the Liberals think that their angst and poor sportsmanship will result in Trump's disqualification?  Don't think that because Hillary and Obama were both criminals that I think it is okay for Trump to follow suit. NO government official at any level or of any party, should be allowed to walk away from even minor misconduct, but in the case of these idiots, prison should be in the cards. If Trump pulls the same crap that the Democrats have, he too, deserves prison. 

                 It's hard to believe that Americans actually excuse and protect these villains. They do not deserve anyone's loyalty or support, they deserve a noose.  I came across an opinion piece tonight that really ticked me off. The author attacked Patriots as "Illegitimate" because they supported Trump and are defending him against the Putin alliance allegations now. This publication is a Far left source, so I take it with a grain of salt anyway, but, the author is only half right. True enough that MANY so-called Conservatives and Patriots were excited about Trump, swallowed his lies, and refused to see the real agenda. Trump was not SUPPOSED to win! Even HE was blind-sided by his win. 

                  The fact is, that "REAL Americans" tried to tell the gullible, right-wing voters that they were making a grave mistake, but it was exactly like when we tried to warn folks about Obama in 2008 and 2012. They were dug-in and determined that Trump was going to keep his word and save America. LOLOL!!!  People who should have known better, who should have been smart enough and bruised enough to see through the lies to the end plan, failed to see anything at all. Contrary to the opinion of this Liberal author, there were many MILLIONS of Republican Voters and Conservative Americans who KNEW Trump was no good, and voted third party. Yes, they ARE the REAL Americans. 

                  Further, NO ONE EVER took to the streets to protest the election of a Black man, as this writer claims. That is an outright LIE, and I would love to challenge him to prove this claim!!!!!!!!!

                    I also take issue with this writer's high opinion of the two, most liberal RINOs in the Republican Party, Lindsay Graham and John McCain. They are exactly what's wrong with the GOP, they are wimpy, easily-bought, establishment politicians that are anything BUT good for America or it's people. They have no cajones and no principles, and should be dragged out of the House on the Hill by their ears. So it's only to be expected that this Liberal writer would like those two in particular, they are no different from the Democrats! I'm posting the piece for you below. Liberal readers will love it, REAL AMERICANS will hate it! LOL!

                   As a card-carrying, dues-paying member of the Oathkeepers, I am also sick to death of the Liberal Media and the Southern Poverty Law Center attempting to paint us as dangerous, gun-toting extremists. We are probably the most Patriotic and Peaceful Patriot Group in existence! 

                   America is a mess, and I see very little light at the end of the long, dark tunnel we have been traveling through for the past 8 years. Trump's unplanned victory offers me no comfort. The bottom line is, that our problem is not soulless politicians, racial division, political partisanship, lies, false flags,spoiled youth, Confederate Flags, Same-Sex Marriage, or Co-Ed bathrooms. It is not Putin, it is not China or Korea, it is the FACT that we have become a Godless Society.

                   Rather than worship our Creator and Protector, the people kneel at the altar of sin, greed, and power. They worship the false idols like money, position, sex,drugs and alcohol, material goods, and worst of all, MAN.  He with the slickest tongue, the best cons and promises of Free Stuff, the words that the entitlement crowd wants to hear, becomes their God of the Moment. It happens with Liberals ALL the time, and it happened to gullible Conservatives who were enamored by Trump.

                   We who know better, have allowed God to be driven from our homes and schools, our public offices, sporting events, and government. Why would He, or SHOULD He, bless America ?  It makes no difference who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office. Unless the people once again put Faith, Family, and Freedom first in their lives, America will continue to decay.  Until we drop to our knees and beg forgiveness, and ask God to intervene, we are doomed.
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Politicus USA



*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*

About eight years ago Americans saw an honest-to-dog rash of so-called American “patriots” take to the streets, many with firearms strapped to their backs, to protest the election of an African American man as President. Their primary complaint was that Barack Obama was illegitimate and “not really American” simply because he was not white. It was a meme that continued throughout the 2012 general election and beyond. President Obama’s election also incited a frightening increase in so-called “patriot” groups, the so-called “real Americans,” whose claim to legitimacy was their sworn duty to America and specifically the Constitution.

Now that the entire world knows that Donald Trump benefitted from his friends in Moscow, friends that waged “a form of warfare” on America, it is curious there isn’t a whisper, much less outrage, from the so-called “patriot” class of “real Americans.” Their silence speaks volumes to their fraudulent claim to “patriotism.” Because if they, like their hero Trump, believe a hostile foreign government attacking “the pillar of our democracy” is remotely acceptable, they are no more American patriots or “Oathkeepers” than Vladimir Putin.

First, it is noteworthy that deceitful Donald has been closely aligned with the Russian Putin and his regime throughout the campaign; even if it was only to express his undying adoration and praise of the dirty dictator. This applies to congressional Republicans as well because they really wanted a rubber-stamp in the Oval Office.  It is exceedingly curious, however, that the “faux patriots and real Americans” weren’t raging against Trump throughout the campaign for being blatantly “un-American.”

No real American would ever embrace what House Speaker Paul Ryan said was “an aggressor that consistently undermines American interests.” And yet the “real American patriots,” including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, were silent and turned out to vote for their “Rusky-loving” hero after listening to Trump wax adoringly about Putin for months.

However, even though Mr. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are finally speaking out; one wonders exactly where in the Hell are all the “real American patriots” and why are they hiding? If they turned out in the streets raging with guns in tow over an African American man’s election, or passage of healthcare insurance reform, or because Republicans shut down the government; why are they cowering now that a serious attack on the “pillar of our democracy” has been revealed for all the world to see?

The answer is crystal clear: the so-called “real American,” tea party patriots and their right-wing militias, Oathkeepers and gun-fanatics are simply frauds. If those “faux patriots” need an example of what a patriot is in 2016, there are Republicans who are as outraged at Trump’s Russia connection as millions of Americans who don’t need labels, silly yellow snake flags or guns to express their loyalty to America; they are the real patriots.



Regardless of what one’s opinion and assessment of Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain might be, they put America’s interests first; it is what a patriot does. It is true that both McCain and Graham are incredibly more prone to saber-rattling and warmongering than one supports, but they take their allegiance to the United States seriously; it is what a patriot does. Both McCain and Graham are also acutely aware of the aggression and anti-American mindset driving dumb Donnie’s idol Putin and the threats Putin and his incoming White House puppet pose to America.

Mr. McCain, in particular, has a firm grasp on exactly what kind of foreign tyrant attacked America’s “pillar of democracy” to put his candidate in the White House. Over the weekend McCain accurately described Trump’s, and his choice for secretary of state’s, good friend Putin:

Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer, and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying.”

This column has said on more than one occasion, and will say it ad nauseam; any American citizen that is not outraged beyond comprehension that a presidential candidate was aligned with, and received campaign and electoral assistance from, a “thug, a bully and a murderer” running an adversarial foreign power is not a “real American;” or any kind of “patriot.” No real American, self-professed “patriot” or not, would ever consider sitting idly by after a serious attack on America’s pillar of democracy, they just couldn’t. Millions of Americans are not taking an attack on America sitting down; they are the real patriots.

What is abundantly clear to real Americans is that any other American who still supports a White House-bound friend of Putin and beneficiary of “warfare against America” is a traitor. And that particularly includes each and every one of the so-called “real American” patriots, Oathkeepers and militia-types who never wavered in supporting Trump despite his love-affair with a foreign “aggressor that consistently undermines American interests.”


  This is a writer who has NO business publishing a single word, EVER. His piece is nothing but false trash. If anyone knows who he is, I would thoroughly enjoy sitting down with him!  JJ

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 ConFLAGrations                                                           12-20-2016


              Another year is coming to a close and what a year it was !

              I don't want to list all the atrocities that occurred in 2016 from bathroom battles to federal felonies. If you read this blog or pay attention to current events, you're well aware of the unprecedented bad behavior and violence we've witnessed this year. 

              Anyone who is a moral, mature, freedom-loving, patriotic American is coming away from 2016 with soul-deep bruises. We are licking our wounds and taking stock of the scars we've earned from 8 long years of battle.  The upside is that we did endure. Surrender was and is, never an option. This is re-charge time, a sort of Post-War reprieve in a war that is far from won.

               As expected, the Left's "Poor Loser" attempts to triumph over Trump have failed miserably as most of their policies and agendas eventually do. The recount was an embarrassment for the Democrats and a shameful waste of money. The attempt to manipulate the electors was more of the same. How do these people even appear in public after behaving so abominably? 

               It boggles the normal mind that the Left actually believes that they  can change the rules and manipulate the electoral process to suit themselves ! Then again, they also think that the Constitution is a "Living Document", subject to alterations to suit their own selfish desires. It's insanity.  Michelle "Moochie" Obama had an interview with Oprah this week and spoke about how in her opinion, Trump's victory has robbed America of hope. LOLOL!!! Seriously ? Trump is no prize, but I clearly recall Obama's promise of "Hope and Change" that in reality became a nightmare of hopelessness.  Who in their right mind would sit and watch this interview with the two most Racist women on earth talking about the future of our country ?! Shame on anyone who does !

                Both of these women are literally off their rockers, and I don't say that because they are Democrat Liberals, I also happen to think that Megyn Kelly of FOX News is more than a little unstable. The truth is though, that Liberal insanity and racism beats Conservative insanity and racism about 100 to 1. 

                Last night I missed the Constitution Study for the first time since it began two years ago. I am just so buried in jobs and obligations right now that I'm managing about 4 hours of sleep per night. Putting in a LOT of shop time. Can you say, "Cranky"?  I am.  LOL!  The study class has been trying to work on the amendments in depth and we have been stuck on the First Amendment for many weeks now. Why ? Well, current events get in the way too often and we tend to get sidetracked more easily than we should. 

                 That's not a Bad thing, it's actually enjoyable and informative, sometimes a little heated, but I need to rein it in going forward and get to the point, which is delving into the heart of the Framers intentions. Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Expression have come under assault this year like never before. Likewise the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Redress. Flag burning, rioting, arrests of ranchers and their supporters, and the murder of a peaceful Patriot by Law Enforcement should have us all avidly seeking a clearer understanding of the 1A and the Constitution as a whole.

                  We should be terrified by the lack of adherence to Constitutional Law by our officials and ignorance of it by the majority of our youth. We cannot defend our rights if we don't understand them. So what ABOUT flag burning? Is it Freedom of Speech ? If so, then burning the Koran or the Gay Pride Flag is also Freedom of Speech. If the Muslim Burqa and the Satanic Pentagram are Freedom of Religion, then Christian Crosses and Nativities, and the Star of David most certainly are! If violent riots that include assault, looting,and arson are protected under the Right to Protest even though they are anything but peaceful, shouldn't the peaceful occupation of an unused, remote building by non-violent ranchers be protected too? 

                   So what DID the Framers intend these rights to include and where does human behavior cross over from Constitutional to Criminal?  Better yet, what are we as a people, willing to tolerate in reference to abuse and mis-interpretation of these rights? My own son, every bit the Patriot that I am, supports flag burning as Freedom of Speech. He considers the flag to be "Just a piece of cloth".  IS  it just a piece of cloth ? Not to ME. 

                   Maybe it's just my generation, but to ME, the American Flag is the symbol of Freedom and Perseverance. When I see that flag, I see much more than a piece of fabric with stars and stripes on it. I see all the soldiers from all our many wars, I see JFK and Dr. King, and I see the faces of the newly-liberated Jews when our military arrived at Hitler's camps. I am reminded of the first time we sent a man to the moon and brought him safely back home again, and all the countless other triumphs and tragedies of America's rich history.

                    Our flag is a light in the darkness of an evil world, a Beacon of Hope and a promise of safety and opportunity to both those born here, and those who come here Legally to share in the American Dream. No, it is NOT just a piece of cloth, it is far more than that and it deserves the respect of every man, woman, and child who is blessed enough to wake up in America every morning. 

                     I believe that in this country, the people are free to fly a variety of flags, be it Confederate, Gay Pride, Gadsden, Nazi, Christian, Ethnic,etc. However, NO flag should ever be flown above  the American Flag, and never, ever, should the black flag of Isis be flown in America. No one has the right to burn anyone's flag, stomp upon it, or otherwise molest it. It may no longer be illegal to damage the American Flag, but it is absolutely immoral. Your rights end at the point that they infringe upon someone else's. 

                     For many, many years, it was a crime to burn or in any way damage the American Flag. Though the law still exists, it is no longer enforced and with that failure to enforce, came the loss of respect for that proud symbol of who we once were. When the flag is burned or trod upon, so is every life that was sacrificed for our freedom and the right to act like idiots. 

                    As we look forward to a brand-new year, let us strive to be a patriotic people once again. Michelle Obama may believe that we are facing a future without hope, but I believe that we must create our own hope by remembering who we ARE, how we have endured, and the price that has been paid for our rights. 

                    In the meantime, if I ever personally witness anyone burning or stomping on the American Flag, I will slap them senseless and gladly accept the consequences. 
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 Below is the link to a video that should appall you. These are the College-Age kids that had so much to say during this year's election, the kids who claim that they know what is best for the future of America. 

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNYE2OQ3Pw


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Tis' the Season !                                            12-24-2016


                  Well, I made it ! Got all my wood projects done in time ! 

                            I want to take this Christmas Eve to wish all my readers, both Right and Left, a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. Please enjoy this time with family and friends and remember the reason for the season. 

                            Bob and I received a beautiful gift tonight in the news that his only daughter is expecting ! She is a beautiful girl and this will be a beautiful and much-loved baby, just as the baby that was born this night in a stable, so long ago. Every life is a miracle, with a purpose and a reason for being. In the coming year, let us remember that as we are faced with challenges to the Right to Life of every child. 

                             Please keep Israel in your prayers and in 2017, let's get America out of the U.N. As we enjoy this holiday and the good cheer it inspires, may we also promise to aspire to a new unity under the new president, even if he turns out to be another disappointment, WE don't have to be. WE can make America strong again, all by ourselves. Hold your loved ones close this weekend and Enjoy!     JJ

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      Congratulations to Sgt. Steve Roy and wife Bonnie on the birth of your first grandchild, Bradley. 
                          
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          Here are a few pics of some of the Christmas gifts I made this year.




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 The Betrayal of Bibi                                                             12-29-2016


                        It is crystal clear that the Muslim Traitor, a.k.a Barack Obama, intends to do as much damage as possible before he finally gets out of our White House and our lives.

                        This week, he signed into law a Social Security rule that anyone who is unable to balance his or her own checkbook or pay their bills without assistance, is ineligible to own a firearm. Further, anyone who has ever been treated for a mental or emotional disorder and collects disability, no matter how benign or far in the past the treatment was, is also ineligible for a firearm permit.  This means that anyone who receives Social Security and needs a little assistance with their book-keeping, is considered helpless and untrustworthy. 

                         What is REALLY behind this B.S, is the "Mental Illness" clause that will effectively disarm every American Veteran who has ever been treated for PTSD or Depression related to their service. Now why do you suppose Obama and the Democrats would want to do THAT ?  You know damn well why they want to do that. The Liberal Dems KNOW that if they continue to infringe upon our freedoms and increase government control and regulations, the people will revolt, and the Veterans, trained and experienced warriors, will stand with the PEOPLE over the government.

                         Obama has also stolen more public land this week. 1.3 million acres in the West have now been added to the almost 7 million already under government control, which is unconstitutional. Why ? Well, designating all this land as National Monuments will prevent the production of domestic energy, which we all know is the enemy of the Liberals who are invested in foreign oil and Green Energy Companies. Thus, the Global Warming Hoax. Obama claims that Trump cannot overturn this latest action, but that remains to be seen. Trump has one hell of a full plate as it is, trying to undo even a minute amount of the Obama Administration's damage.

                         Probably the most heinous and shameful event of the week was the U.S abstention in the U.N vote re: Israel's West Bank Settlements. Please take 7 minutes to watch the video I've posted below of Mike Huckabee discussing this issue on the O'Reilly Factor. Let me be clear, I like Huckabee as a person, but I disagree with him politically about 50% of the time. THIS time however, he NAILS it ! I also don't like Bill O'Reilly because he is an arrogant ass, but he is not in this video, so it's easier to watch. LOL!

                          I find it more than hypocritical that Obama did everything in his power to block Netanyahu's re-election, and it was no secret that he was interfering in the election of another country that he had no right or power to do! Yet now that the Dems have taken a beating in 2016 in America, it's the fault of the Russian's interference ?! Have they even provided adequate PROOF that the Russians did anything to effect the outcome of our election? No, they haven't. It's just that Liberal Democrats can't get through a single day without blaming someone for their wimpy boo-boos and butt-hurts. It's ALWAYS someone else's fault.

                          So now Obama and his minions are seeking "Payback" for Russia's "alleged" interference. Did Netanyahu retaliate for Obama's interference in Israel's election? Did our CONGRESS take any action against Obama ? Of COURSE not ! Despite the deplorable behaviors and actions of our House Members over the past 8 years, both Democrat AND Republican, I expect nothing better from most politicians. It is the American PEOPLE I am disappointed in and disgusted by. 

                          The failure of the people to be outraged and to demand Obama's Impeachment is unacceptable. Never before have we had a president who committed so many crimes, violated the Constitution so consistently, and was unable to be truthful for five minutes. NEVER have we had a president whose background was kept Top Secret, and who used the Social Security number of a long-dead man from Connecticut. ETC., ETC. Yet the people grumbled amongst themselves but did not unite and demand accountability. 

                         I'll bet you dollars to donuts that Trump won't be able to blink without being called on the carpet by the PEOPLE. LIBERAL people, that is. Should he violate the Constitution, it will be more than Liberals who will need to step-up and scream. I don't care what wing they fly with or what color they are, a president of the USA is to stand for Constitutional Law, put the American people FIRST, and do what is good for this country, not our enemies. He should at least pretend  to respect protocol and have a little patriotism. Obama and his hateful wife never even tried to pretend  they loved America, their feelings were very clear. Still ARE.

                         John Kerry, the Traitor of the Vietnam years, gave an abominable speech in favor of the "Palestinians". That useless piece of garbage can't get out of the White House fast enough for me! He had no business ever being there! He is a Traitor, always HAS been, always WILL be. His statement of support for Muslim Terrorists is unforgivable. Israel is our greatest friend and ally, and it is our duty to stand with her and behind her. If it were the other way around, you can bet your life that Israel would have America's back !

                        I am ashamed of this government, of my fellow Americans who refuse to speak up and stand with Israel and against the Liberal Agendas. I am especially ashamed of the American Jews who have not only failed to support Israel, but have actually stood against her. Even non-Christians should know that there will be a terrible price to pay for those who stand against our ally. I would not want to be in their shoes. 

                        No matter what happens under Trump or any president that comes after him, Israel WILL survive. It is not in our hands, but in the hands of a much higher power. Yet we will still need to answer for our failure to do what is right, in regard to Israel and everything else that we know is evil and unacceptable. Israel has every right to develop and use its tiny bit of land in any way it chooses.The Arabs and Muslims have the hog share of the Middle East, but like the American Liberal, it is never enough. Now they are taking Europe as well, and if we don't MAN-UP, they will take America. 

                       Let Saudi Arabia with all their land and trillions of dollars, take the "Palestinians" in, let them take the Syrian "refugees" and deal with the terrorists that make up the bulk of that group. Stop making excuses and wasting "compassion" on people who hate us and want us dead, who behead gays and Christians, rape children, stone women, and are trying to force Islam on the entire world. Let's try something NEW in 2017. Let's try Loyalty to AMERICA, adherence to the Constitution, support of our allies, putting veterans before illegals, and a No-Tolerance rule for rioters and whining Special Interest, Minorities, and ignorant youth. Let's try COMMON SENSE for a change. How very refreshing THAT would be !!

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  Obama's Latest Land Grab

                   
 Huckabee on Kerry's Speech