January 2015 Archives #2


 Random Stuff Tonight                                                              1-8-2015


                      How do we manage to amass so much "Stuff" in one, short year?  I learned from my mother the importance of a clean and orderly home. She took it to the extreme. We had a den for the family and a living room for "Company". The living room had a royal blue, wall-to-wall carpet that continued up the stairs to the second floor. A thick, plastic runner led front-door guests from the door to the kitchen, and family did NOT, under any circumstances, wear shoes in the house. Ever.


                     Move a framed photo so much as half an inch out of place, and mom would notice immediately and let us KNOW that she noticed! Yes, it was that bad. In many ways, I'm glad that she taught me to be a good housekeeper, but in my younger years, I was almost as anal about it as she was. I've relaxed some of late, but probably not enough. I no longer empty and wipe the ashtray as soon as someone puts out a cigarette. Still, I have to do my Spring and Fall cleaning, which is something not too many folks do anymore these days. EVERYTHING gets scoured, from walls to windows, to curtains and rugs, and everything in-between. 


                    This Fall's purging project has been a success, but I am amazed at how much I have accumulated since Spring. I spent all of today just sorting through two closets and filling boxes for the Albany Mission with clothing that has never been worn or not worn in over a year. That isn't counting the shoes, purses, books, and various collectibles for the Salvation Army. I took numerous boxes THERE last month, and I'm still at it. Junk and worn-out stuff gets thrown away, so all the items I am passing along are new or nearly new. Where does it all COME from? It isn't easy to Simplify, but it will be well worth it. 


                    I DO have a goal. Now that I have gone through every nook and cranny of the cabin and purged and scoured, I am free to work on my wood-shop, which has been very neglected and sort of a "Catch-All" space for almost 2 years. I miss the smell of fresh lumber and sawdust and the satisfaction that a newly-finished piece gives me. The simple life, so healing.  


                    My husband and I were chatting about the "Old Days" tonight, mostly in relation to automobiles and repairing them.  My '88 Toyota is in the shop right now having the fuel pump replaced, and it is IN the gas tank, so it's a tough and expensive repair. We wondered why things are designed that way, I mean why not put the fuel pump on the frame somewhere so it can be easily replaced by the vehicle's owner? I always loved working on cars and getting all greasy. My dad stuck a wrench in my hand when I was 8 years old, and I was in love with cars from that day on. Trucks, mostly. 


                  My first, full-time job was as a mechanic for Sears Auto Centers. I went to their school in Pennsauken, New Jersey and earned my certificates, and managed the battery and electrical and charging systems department of the garage for 5 years. I remember one day when there wasn't much business, and I had done all I could to stay busy, swept and hosed my work stations, cleaned work benches, emptied trash cans, and finally, I got under the skin of my Service manager. "Hey Johnson." he shouted across the garage."Want somethin' to do?"  Live and learn. I said I did, and he gave me a job.


                  I suddenly found myself with an arm full of leaf springs and a work order for a big old, Buick Electra.  Great.  Engines I knew, suspension, not so much. I put the huge boat on the lift and took out the instructions. Took me an hour and a half, but I installed the damn leaf springs. Even did it right! Those were the days. I remember replacing starters in Chrysler, Slant 6 vehicles, from the fender. No lift required. Spark plugs were visible and could be reached from above. Now, the car goes up, the wheels come off and sometimes, the motor mounts even have to be unbolted, just to do a tune-up!  Open a hood today, and all you see is pollution control crap and computerized spaghetti. Hasn't improved gas mileage at all, but it sure has made the mechanic's job a lot harder and repairs more expensive ! 


                 So my truck is at VanDeusen's, because I don't have the tools or place to drop a fuel tank just to replace the pump. On a 1988 ! Craziness.  Thank you again, Tree Huggers, for all the changes to automobiles. I really miss the old days. Not that I am anti-progress, change is inevitable, but why does so much of it have to be so BAD? 


                 One of my favorite memories of Elementary School was going to the supply room with the teacher. One had to EARN that privilege by getting their reading assignments done, so it was a double-win.  I will never forget that room with the construction paper of all colors and the boxes of pencils and crayons that smelled like Heaven. Little bottles of white paste that you just had to TASTE every now and then. Back then, our taxes paid for school supplies. NOW, we have to buy them for our own kids, AND buy extra for the class to "Share".  The school supplies nothing. No more Supply Room to make memories in.  Of course in today's world, getting your reading done before the other students would be looked at as "Unfair" and "Insulting" to the feelings of those who do not read as well. Rewards are Verboten! 


                  Another thing I remember from school is the STRAP. It was a leather strop, a lot like the ones Barbers use to sharpen their tools, and it was about 8 inches long and had a short, wooden handle.  It was used only for the most severe of transgressions, but it WAS used, and no parent ever threatened to sue the principal. In fact, if a kid got the strap in school, they got it again when they got home!  We survived, and grew up to be healthier, stronger and more responsible for it. No one was sent home for reading the Bible during quiet time, or for wearing a Patriotic tee shirt.  We had Morning Prayer and everyone stood for the Pledge and never even considered doing anything otherwise. We were PROUD to be Americans and we loved our flag. 


                 There were things back then that children were shielded from, or not allowed to see because they were not, "Age Appropriate".  TV was wholesome, but sometimes the News was not, and parents protected us from visions that might cause nightmares. Still, I vividly recall watching the progress of the Vietnam War on the news every night. Brave journalists had forged into the fray to film the action and sometimes, it was tough to see. Media actually reported the news as it truly WAS, and rarely omitted or embellished, much less twisted the facts. War coverage from the front lines continued until someone witnessed the killing of a beloved son on the 6 o'clock news. They didn't show the close-up story anymore after that. 


                 After school meant snack and homework, then a change into what our moms called, "Play Clothes", then outside to play until the streetlights came on.  No cell phones, video games, or remote controls. You had to get UP to change the channel or adjust the picture, and a good hard slap to the top of the TV stopped it from rolling. For a while. There was no Cable TV or Cable bill, TV was free, but you had to work at it if you wanted good reception. Good old dad up on the roof turning the antenna while mom stuck her head out the window and yelled to him to "Stop There!", or "Go Back!". LOL!! Good old days.


               We had bedtimes and chores, ate a good breakfast, and learned manners.  When it snowed, we shoveled sidewalks for spending money and in summer we mowed lawns. We rode bicycles for miles and no one was worried that we might get kidnapped by some pervert. There were no seatbelts or car seats, no motorcycle helmets, no anti-smoking Nazis, no PETA, no Muslims, no abortions, and being on Welfare was a shameful thing. Murder was a HUGE deal, and if it happened in California, it was major news in New England. I got my first gun when I was 7 and went target shooting with my father almost every weekend. Anyone under 30 had never heard of homosexuality or transgenderism, unless they lived in San Francisco. 


               How have we come so far from those wholesome, happy, and healthy things in 50 short years? The changes are so radical, so negative, so SAD. How very tragic our children's youth is in today's world. How do the little ones process all that they see and hear from liberal and immature parents, the media, and what they find online? Some say they don't miss what they never knew, but I miss it FOR them.  It hurts my heart to see children growing up so fast and in the wrong direction. How do we protect them, and how MUCH should we protect them and still expect them to be able to survive once they get out there on their own? 


               The Obama Campaign's motto was, "Forward!", but is forward really what we need right now? Maybe it's time to slow down and even back up some, embrace more of the Old Ways. We need to return to the Simpler life, the basic things, and to Godliness in America.  We need to have families, communities and schools that work together for the good of the children, peace among races, and competitiveness in every aspect of life. We need to return to greatness, but instead, we are traveling the road to ruin.  

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 The "Empire" State                                                          1-12-2015


                     Before I get into tonight's intended post, I need to vent a tad. Hopefully, most of you realize that what happened in France yesterday was a Historical moment. Leaders from all over Europe put their personal differences aside to march arm-in-arm in unity against Islam and Terrorism. An estimated one million citizens marched behind these leaders in a show of support and solidarity.


                     This was an unprecedented event, to see so many souls come together with a common message and goal.  It was a peaceful demonstration despite the anger and sorrow the French were feeling. No one threw rocks or bottles or Molotov Cocktails. There were no looters, no arsonists, no one turning police cars over on their roofs and no one shouting for the killing of ANYBODY. The leaders and their people marched peacefully through the streets to send a clear message to Muslims that they are not welcome in European countries, and that their reign of terror will no longer be tolerated. Twenty years ago, this is what Americans would have done. 


                      I am ashamed of our administration, again, STILL, for their lack of involvement and support. No Obama, no Biden, but Eric Holder was in France! He did NOT take part in the march, but he was in the country. Why?  Why would they send that racist, radical, know-nothing criminal to represent America, and then allow him to sit in the embassy while the other leaders took to the streets?  Gee, do you suppose the fact that Obama is a Muslim himself and sympathizes with their ideologies had anything to do with that? I fully intend to elaborate on this issue tomorrow night, but for now, suffice it to say that America was shamed by this deplorable administration once again. Compare this demonstration to Ferguson, then add to that the fact that the American people were completely unrepresented in this stand against Evil, and how embarrassing is it to YOU? 

  UNACCEPTABLE! More on this tomorrow, but for now, let's talk about New York.


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          NY State is beautiful in many ways. We have Niagara Falls, Lake Placid, the Catskill, Adirondack and Taconic ranges, and the awesome Finger Lake Region. In most upstate counties, there are rolling  fields and big, red barns of the farms that provide not only beautiful scenery, but nourishment to millions. 


          Here in NY we have some of the nation's best apples, cheeses, grapes, wines, milk, ice cream, beef, and fresh spring water. There are a lot of positives about this state, so many that I won't even try to list them all or to delve into our amazing history.  When I moved here in 1979, I was amazed every day by the beauty and old-fashioned wholesomeness of upstate NY.  I STILL am, every day. Like most states, we have our beautiful places and our ugly, our financially sound towns and our economically depressed ones.  Dutchess and Saratoga counties are wealthier areas, while Schoharie and Montgomery are struggling and a little lost in time. Columbia and Greene counties are seeing a slow but steady recovery for the first time since the thruway killed the Catskill Resort business in the early 1960s.


         Wealthy city people are the reason for that recovery, there is no denying that. These people want a quiet place to escape to on weekends, holidays and summer break. So they buy up the old, historic homes, small defunct farms and abandoned schoolhouses, spend many thousands of dollars on restoration and modernization, and establish their getaways. As much as I oppose the invasion of the down-staters, I am also fully aware of the benefits they bring to upstate. Not only do they save and preserve historic buildings, they also breathe life into many small-town businesses. They employ contractors, carpenters, architects, landscapers, painters, roofers, loggers and fuel companies.  City folk hire housekeepers, nannies, home security agencies, and contribute to the tax base. They make the big bucks in the city and spend some of it here, where it is needed.


           So yes, in many ways, the migration is a positive thing, and those of us who have lived in the rural upstate areas for eons or forever, certainly don't hate newcomers, and we want to be welcoming. Sadly, there is a serious downside to the influx of city folks that makes that warm, welcoming feeling very difficult.  Some folks don't mind the tourists and newbies one way or the other, but the majority of us mind very much. We could be more welcoming to tourists and transplants if they bothered to be courteous and respectful to US, but that is rarely the case. The tourists who come to ski,  look at the Fall leaves, go antiquing, or simply pass through on their way to someplace else, are rude, pushy, obnoxious, and cold as ice.


           Few of them know how to drive responsibly or courteously and they think that a 4 wheel-drive vehicle means they don't have to slow down in snow, ice or heavy rain. Speed limits and no-passing zones do not apply to THEM and neither do flashing caution lights. They park wherever their car will fit, lines or no lines, because they are much more important than everyone else, especially the local bumpkins. In the stores, especially Stewarts, , they push, shove, crowd, cut into line, and stand in everyone's way. They are loud and opinionated and allow their brats to run wild and bump into others without ever reprimanding or correcting them. If they enter or exit the store in front of you, they let the door go in your face. For all their wealth and alleged "Education", they have zero courtesy, decorum, consideration or respect. Zilch.


           Part-time residents and full-time transplants are another issue altogether. The part-timers seek an escape from city life and the noise, stress and ugliness that is the city, and who can blame them? Problem is, that when they are HERE, they think they are in charge. They want locals out of their way in the stores, on the roads, at the gas pumps and in the restaurants. Living in NY city has them so inured to being "served", that they expect the same treatment HERE.   LOLOL!!!   In NY City, people of means, those who can afford a second home in the country, are accustomed to having doormen who help them with their packages and hail their taxis, they have dog walkers, nannies, housekeepers, chefs, food delivery and laundry services. These are spoiled, entitled snobs who don't understand that in the country, we fend for ourselves and do our own dirty work, and we expect the same from anyone who wants to live among us.


            These "elitists" just don't get it. Maybe they never heard the saying, "When in Rome", or the word, "Assimilate". Whatever the reasons, their superior attitudes are the cause of the animosity between them and the locals. Most of us dread their arrival and refer to them as "Citiots".  If the shoe fits. As bad as the tourists and part-timers can be, the transplants are the WORST! In my conspiratorial, Conservative mind, re-locating from the city to the country means that one is seeking a quieter, simpler life and a slower pace. So why is it, that these folks escape to rural towns then try to remake them into what they just escaped from?  DUH!


            Citiots have an insatiable appetite for power and notoriety, and they need to "Run" things. So they vie for seats on the school and town boards, the library board, and any and all committees. They advocate Agenda 21 programs like sustainable development and "GREEN" projects, and are often behind new, rigid zoning regulations and government interference. If they can't find a committee to sit on, they create them and stack them with their liberal friends, shutting locals completely OUT of think-tanks and "Growth Planning" in their own towns. They literally STEAL towns from families and business people who have built and sustained them for generations.


              Transplants support new business that suit their tastes and brag about "Saving" the local, depressed economy, but it is often at the expense of old businesses, local owners and tradition. Instead of an affordable, family diner that serves breakfast all day and a cup of coffee for under a buck, transplants prefer to support froo-froo and artsy-fartsy businesses. I don't know very many farmers, loggers, truckers, or contractors that want soy milk and bean sprouts for lunch, do you? Or how about cello and chamber music and poetry readings? See any sh_t-kicker locals running to those things? This is the country, we like it country and we want to keep it that way.Why should the many be forced to change to accomodate the few?  If you want a liberal, organic place to live, MOVE to one! Don't push your will on those of us who are perfectly content with what we have. 


             Lots of up-staters dream of a separation of the NY into two states, upstate and downstate. That would be awesome, but it is unrealistic. Imagine the complications involved?  America is blessedly a FREE country and people are at liberty to move to any state or town they wish. That is as it should be. Still, why move to a place that is not suitable to your preferences then attempt to force your desires on those who have lived there happily for all their lives? 


            In New Lebanon, the unwelcome changes that have been and ARE BEING forced upon locals by Citiots are not only rude and presumptuous, but they are insidious and perilous to the future of this town. Locals complain, but they fail to object to the people who need to hear those objections. So they will get the town they allowed the liberals to take away from them. Many locals are leaving, little by little, as a direct result of the liberal invasion, which to most Conservatives is akin to a deadly pandemic. That is how the liberals win, how they "Steal" entire towns and communities. When we fail to defend our way of life and our familiar traditions, we lose.  This is true not only of Lebanon or New York, but of small towns all across America. 


           New York is failing. Democrat control is driving away businesses and the moral majority.  Excessive rules, laws and regulations make life unbearable and taxes are putting homeowners on the streets.  Political corruption is highest in NY, beating even New Jersey.  Zoning and environmental loonies are killing farms while at the same time, these very same "GREENIES",  are over-developing open spaces. REAL Americans do not want to live in NY anymore.  I know at least 7 families personally, that are relocating in the next year to 3 years.  Those are just people I am personally acquainted with!  Can you say, "Mass Exodus"? 


           I say, let the libs have the state, AND New England. Give me the Big Sky country where folks are still proud to be Americans and stand for liberty.  


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Town Board !                                                                              1-13-2015



                        What started out as a boring, run-of-the-mill meeting with a sparse agenda, turned into a three and a half hour, variety show.  We had tempers flaring and the public laughing. We had accusations, cutting remarks about former employees and we had tears.  We even had an absolutely adorable baby boy who gave the board a raspberry at the perfect moments. It was long, and tough on my poor, degenerating spine, but it was worth it.

                         I thoroughly enjoy the showdowns between the Czar and the Highway Super.  Jeff is a slow-talking, gentle redneck, but he is also a really smart man. Never let the long hair and off-grid living fool you. This is a sharp tack. In many ways, the Czar is also sharp, but he lacks a lot of things that Jeff does not, like compassion, courtesy, and respect for others. He rarely wins against Jeff. It helps that Brucey is always in Jeff's court, usually for good reason. It counter-balances the fact that Evans is in the Czar's court 100% of the time. 

                          Tonight's disagreement had to do with gravel bids and quality. The Czar was adamant that gravel samples be taken from bidders and tested for compliance to the town requirements before any bids were accepted.  LOL!  Jeff was NOT happy with the idea of spending town money for quality testing of gravel that would not be consistent throughout the season anyway. So the Czar relented a bit and agreed to accept the bids on the condition that testing be done before the deals were sealed. Nope, not acceptable to Jeff or Brucey. I don't know jack about gravel, but Jeff does, and he made a lot of sense. You had to BE there, but suffice it to say that Jeff won. 

                           There was apparently an issue with a local dirt road on Christmas day, and a homeowner had actually called the governor and the NYS D.O.T, to complain about muddy conditions. Holy Crap!  Who DOES that? Now, let's look at that for a minute. Who would be THAT ticked-off about a little mud after a storm, and who would have the connections in the governor's office to be taken seriously enough for the governor's office to call the Czar on Christmas Day???  Common sense and experience tells us that it was NOT a long-time local or a country bumpkin. HAD to be a liberal citiot, transplant or part-timer. Locals EXPECT bad road conditions in the country and deal with it until it can be addressed by Jeff, which is usually pretty quickly, as it was in THIS case.

                          (  I direct you to LAST night's post. See it NOW ?  )


                             We also witnessed tonight, the board renewing the contract with Charter Communications for another five years. So much for healthy competition and a shot at a better cable company. It also became obvious that a lot of residents are not happy with Charter and are VERY unhappy with Fairpoint.  Scott Larabee asked if the board would stipulate to Charter that we would like access to the bundle options from them that people get in other areas. As far as internet service goes, I guess Lebanon's is seriously lacking in efficiency. I wouldn't know, I never had internet anywhere but here, so I have nothing to compare it to. I DO know that I resent having to pay for a landline that I do not need or use, just to get internet. It's robbery.

                              The court was an issue tonight as well, and Justices Byrne-York and  Nevers were both present. Apparently, there is some issue with the Court Clerk position and overtime, exemptions and non-exemptions. That being said, this led to another showdown between Brucey and the Czar. According to Brucey, the Czar has been again sending extremely nasty emails to the Court Clerk and involved personnel about this issue and Brucey was livid. Have you ever experienced or read any of the Czar's heated, snide, and dismissive emails ?  I  have, and let me tell you, this guy is an ass. Seems he is always fighting with one of the town employees and/or being disrespectful to others in town government, not to mention members of the public who dare to disagree with him. Tyrant. 

                                 

                             In general, the Czar has been on his "better" behavior lately. I won't say "Best", because I don't think he has a best.  He does have a debilitating adversity to not getting his own way.  He got another shot in at the Town Clerk tonight,too. So, in ONE meeting, he managed to tick-off Jeff Winestock, Bruce Baldwin, Colleen Teal, and make nasty referrals to the performance of the previous court employees.  He and the entire board, THREE of whom are members of the LVPA, also failed to pay their respects publicly to Mark Sheline. I understand that there was a large wake and funeral service, but I also think it was the duty of the board to make a statement about the loss of this good man in public meeting. He was not just a resident of this town, he was a local legend and a much-loved friend.  Inexcusable.

                              Trina Porte spoke during privilege, and submitted her request to be re-appointed to the Planning Board, and SHE spoke of Mark and broke down in tears. It was a tough moment. Jack Pandey also spoke, mostly to the Czar, about the division and lack of respect among town officials and employees. He was disgusted by the manner in which the Czar treats our town workers. Benson was unusually quiet after that and even lost his false persona of the benevolent leader. His head was red and he started biting his nails. (A few signs that he has had enough of losing for one night.) We were all tired, especially those who had arrived at the meeting at 6 p.m for the preliminary meetings. By the way, there will be a Special Town Board meeting on the 27th, usual time and place. Too many things left unresolved tonight, and there are a few board appointments still waiting to be filled.

                                We finally got out of there around 9:30. I had kidded myself into thinking that we would have a short meeting tonight, but it was not to be. As Thaddeus says, this IS New Lebanon! 

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               Due to the length of tonight's meeting, I'm putting off my intended post for this evening until tomorrow night.  Until then, God Bless America!     JJ


          

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 Tin Hat Prediction #5 and BEHOLD!                               1-14-2015



                        Let's get the local stuff out of the way FIRST.  "Behold New Lebanon" is preparing for its 2015 Season.  At last night's Town Board Meeting, there was a request read from Ruth Abrams, Queen of County 5. She is once again, getting ready to launch her lu-lu Farm Museum Program upon the people of New Lebanon. 

                         Apparently, she has applied for a "Government Grant", one of those things liberal city folk seem to love so dearly, and she wishes to have this Town declared as an official "Museum".  Um....What??  How do you make a whole town a Museum ? This ain't Sturbridge or Plimoth Plantation. (Yes, that IS how Plimoth is spelled at the plantation, it is the original, old English spelling).  Anyway, this "Grant" requires the Town Board to take responsibility for the finances of Behold. That means that we would have to provide town employees to keep records of money in and money out, payroll, expenses, insurance, etc. On OUR dime.

                        Hmm. As you already know, I am strongly opposed to Behold for two reasons. 1) The manner in which it was FORCED down the throats of residents with NO public hearing or input.   2) The MAJORITY of residents do NOT WANT TOURISM in New Lebanon. A few select, business owners may want it, and the liberal transplants want it, but they are by far in the minority. They're just Pushier than the locals are. The program itself is not an issue, it is the high-handed, dictatorial behavior of the people behind it, especially Ruth Abrams. This issue is almost a carbon-copy of the problems with the EDC. Same players, same agenda, same superiority complexes.

                         THIS year, we WILL have a public forum on this matter. Especially considering that it is now going to include more workers or work hours on the town payroll. Always remember that Grants come with STRINGS ATTACHED. Nothing from the government is FREE.  IF, by some slight chance, the people end up voting on this program's implementation and it goes in favor of Ruth Abrams, then there are some concessions that Behold should be required to make. 

                          Museums are Tax Exempt, yes? So, if the entire town is designated as a Farm Museum of Rural Life or whatever they call it, shouldn't all property owners then be exempt from property taxes??  Also, if there is going to be yet another grant hung around our necks, we need to know exactly WHAT benefits there will be from this grant for the town as a whole.  You want to attract tourists? Then the grant should do some beautification projects, such as a covered bridge or two, some public gardens, a Rest Area with public toilets and refreshments. Privacy protections for those of us who prefer not to have outsiders gaping at us or taking pictures of us and our homes. Traffic control experts, following thorough studies and necessary improvements. Special Use and Change of Use permits for locations used by Behold. 

                          That's just for starters. I'm open to suggestions from all residents. Hey, compromise is important here, so one hand must wash the other. Either Behold goes away, or Behold will PAY. Simple.  It is time for our Councilmen to SPEAK UP and see to it that Behold meet the same requirements as the rest of us, or specify what benefits they intend to afford the town and its residents in exchange for the expanded tourism and inconveniences to our lives that it will bring. This is OUR town and OUR future, so step up and be heard. 

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                         Tin Hat Prediction #5 - Islam


             We talked a little bit the other night about the events in France. Since then, we have learned that Obama was watching a football game that day while 40 World Leaders marched against Islam and Terrorism. We ALSO know that Obama was not there because he is a Muslim Sympathizer and no matter what anyone says, is a Muslim himself. No question about that. 

              The Patriotic people of America were shamed and embarrassed by the absence of a high-ranking, American official at the protest.  We have been ashamed since 2008. Each year of Obama's reign has seen this country grow weaker and weaker and lose the worldwide respect we have held for centuries. I don't have the time or patience to get into all the atrocities that the Obama administration has committed against the American people and way of life in the past 6 years, so I will try to stick with the present perils of allowing the spread of Islam. 

              Most people are not even aware of the number of Muslims working in high-level positions within our government and in the White House itself. You NEED to KNOW. There is no such thing as "Moderate Muslims". Islam is much more than a twisted religion, it is a culture. They have ONE goal, and that is to kill all infidels and make Islam the only religion and culture in the entire world. Those of you with weak stomachs and tender sensibilities, have probably never faced the facts of what Islam is doing to Christians, women, and resisters all over the globe. Well, buck-up sissies, because there will be some graphic photos posted below, tonight. 

              Europe is at present, facing the worst of the Muslim invasion and oppression, and that has been their own fault. They have waited far too long to resist. Angela Merkel of Germany made a statement two years ago that I will never forget. She was fed-up with the Muslims and said that if they refused to assimilate and become Germans, they could EMIGRATE. She then deported a large number of the most radicals Muslims from her country. NOW, she is back-tracking somewhat, and telling the protesters in Germany to be more "sensitive".  They are NOT complying, not even a little bit. The German people are PISSED! So are the Irish, British, Scottish, Israeli, French, etc.,etc.  It is the beginning of the end for Islamic invasion in Europe.

              Canada is doing likewise. Angola did it over a year ago and has actually torn down every Mosque in their country! So what about America? Are we going to continue allowing Political Correctness and "Tolerance" to make us sitting ducks for Islamic terror and oppression?  With the open border and unknown number of terrorists who have entered through it with no resistance, we have no way of even guessing how many are here. We DO know that most of them are here illegally and that has not been addressed either. It has not even been MENTIONED in mainstream media. 

               Obviously, the huge numbers of Muslims in America did not come here legally, because the legal process takes a long time. Yet here they are by the millions, taking over cities like Dearborn , Michigan, buying acreage in upstate NY and using those acres as training centers for radical Jihadists. Don't believe it? Search: Hancock,N.Y. There are Muslim encampments all over America. Mosques too, are used as training centers for future martyrs and we have already seen the beheading of an American citizen ON American soil. Those of you who sympathize with Islamists or believe that there are Moderate Muslims, need to do some serious homework and stop fooling yourselves. 

                 Are you aware of the "No Go" areas in European countries and cities? These are designated communities and parks that are closed to anyone who is not Muslim. Here in America, we have Muslim communities that are posted with signs that state, "No Dogs", and "Muslims Only". American restaurants like Subway have bowed to Muslims and removed most pork products from their restaurants that are in Muslim communities. Why are Muslims allowed to HAVE communities in America? No one OWNS a community, especially violent killers who hate us. 

                  Food pantries that hand out free staples to the needy are under attack by Muslims who are on the dole and here illegally. They are actually complaining that the pantries don't give them Halal food, or food that meets their "religious" needs. Yet a Christian child cannot read his Bible during free time at an American, public school? A graduation class at American schools cannot have prayer or mention God in a speech? The military cannot have open prayer and Chaplains cannot say the name of Jesus? Homosexuals  are suing Christian business owners that refuse to perform same-sex marriages, host receptions or bake wedding cakes due to their faith? Judges are deciding in favor of the gay couples and violating the First Amendment rights of the business owners, but Muslims cannot be insulted???!!!

                   Americans MUST get their heads out of their a_ses and smell the terrorism. Our public schools are teaching the Pledge in Arabic, taking field trips to Mosques and making our girls wear head coverings. Do you love your children and grandchildren?  Then step up. In 2015, Islam will be challenged by Europe and a great number of other countries, but in America, it will continue to be protected and excused by Liberals, pacifists, and the Muslim in the White House. The alleged "President" who says that "the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world", with tears in his eyes. He also stated that " no one should insult the prophet of Islam". He has funded Islamic extremism and armed them, calling them "Freedom Fighters", while calling American Patriots, " Dangerous Extremists". 

                  What must happen for the American Left to open their eyes and closed minds and admit what is right in front of their noses?  Will it take more beheadings of innocent citizens?  Rapes of their daughters? American Christians burned alive in their churches during worship? What ? Will they wait until we lose the Freedom of Speech and religion for our OWN people?  Until an American woman has her face permanently scarred with acid?  Or maybe they are waiting for a Muslim man to stone his wife to death here in America for showing skin in public. 

                  As for me and my family, we will not bow to Islam or tolerate it in any way, shape or form. If it comes to OUR door, it will not win. We will never support or excuse the bloody slaughter and oppression in the name of a false prophet. In fact, I think Americans should start raising more pigs, breeding dogs, and hanging crosses in public places. If a mosque is being planned for your community, go to the site and pour pig's blood on the soil.  Most of all, stop buying the crap that this administration and their pet media is selling you. Do your OWN research and stop being a bunch of wimpy babies sucking on pacifiers. This is the time to decide if you are a hero or a zero, an American or a liberal. NOW, while the rest of the world is telling the Muslims to GO HOME. NOW, while the outrage is fresh. 

                   I tremble to think what will become of America if another Democrat or Republican RINO is elected in 2016. Another Clinton or Bush would be a death sentence. We NEED a Ron Reagan. We NEED a Ted Cruz or an Allen West. We NEED an AMERICAN who loves this country! Most of all, we need a citizenry that is Proud and Strong, and FED UP with the B.S. People who will say "NO" to the lies, scandals and Constitutional Violations. "NO" to Islam, "NO" to the weakening of our military and abuse and neglect of our veterans. "NO" to more big government and "NO" to liberal whiners, Race Baiters and leeches. It took a lot of musket balls to make and keep this country free, and in 2015, it will take another kind of balls to save it. 

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WARNING!  Graphic Photos Below!  The first picture was taken at sundown in Dearborn, Michigan. The second is a photo of Arab Christians that were in church when the Muslims set it on fire.



Pelosi Appoints Muslim to Intelligence Committee

http://godfatherpolitics.com/19755/nancy-pelosi-appoints-muslim-andre-carson-house-intelligence-committee/

Muslims State They Intend to Take Over England City by City

http://godfatherpolitics.com/19752/muslims-plan-control-england-city-city/

Arab Woman Sentenced to Death for being "Unclean"

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/01/muslims-call-christian-woman-asia-bibi-unclean-her-response-got-her-a-death-sentence/

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 Obama and the REAL King                                                 1-18-2015


                     We have discussed Obama a bit lately, in relation to Ferguson, Race-Baiting, and of course, his failure to show solidarity against Islam in France. Most of us are realistic and know that Obama is a Muslim himself. 

                      It is completely beyond my comprehension how the American people ever allowed this abomination of a person to run for any office in this country. It's clear that he won the elections as a result of dirty Democrats padding the right wallets and widespread, voter fraud, not to mention some things that you wouldn't believe if I told you anyway. In some ways, I do understand why so many people voted for this idiot the first time. Airhead college students, loony liberals, low-info minorities and supporters of Communism bought right into the hype and lies, the "Hope and Change" rhetoric. 

                      Obama had youth, appeared ambitious, sympathized with the government-dependent, and thinks he is KING. There is only ONE King and he does not live in Washington,D.C. Most people considered Obama to be Black.  The whole, "First Black President" hysteria thing. Those of us who knew better, tried everything we possibly could, to warn America of who and what Obama really was. For starters, he isn't Black, he is 1/4 Arab, 1/4 Black, and 1/2 WHITE ! So in reality, he is more White than anything else! Otherwise, he has no identity, no history, no proven father, no valid birth certificate, a dead guy's Social Security number, and no college records from the schools he claims to have attended.

                        There are no wedding photos of him and Moochelle, no photos of the two daughters prior to 2007, but there ARE photos of Obama with his mother's Communist parents, his Kenyan, "Alleged" paternal grandmother, Bill Ayres the bomber, numerous Black Panthers and his gay, college room-mate from whatever college he DID attend. There are photos of Obama in his teens dressed in traditional Muslim clothing, smoking pot in his dorm room, bowing to foreign leaders, and sealing the Safe Act deal with Andrew Cuomo. So how did this dark ghost become President of the greatest country in the world? WHO, and WHAT, IS he ?

                         I don't think the average American could accept or even begin to process the answer to that question, even if they cared enough to know. Too many Americans today do not want to be asked to "THINK" independently or to think at ALL. People want to remain ignorant and insulated because it's comfortable, but it is also deadly. 

                          Our public schools and curriculum like Common Core are deliberately designed to suppress curiosity, independent thought, self-expression and personal creativity. Children are being taught WHAT to think rather than HOW to think. Toss in the news media, movie and music industries and you have a full-fledged, indoctrination system designed to produce human robots, or as the Patriots like to say, "Zombies". Talk to your average college student today and the success of the dumbing-down agenda becomes painfully apparent.  It's terrifying, at least to those of us who give a damn and are old enough to have witnessed the erosion of American excellence over the last 4 or 5 decades. 

                          None of the decay we are seeing happened by accident, it was all carefully planned and orchestrated over time, baby step by baby step. Obama is a puppet of the same elitist group that is responsible for the erosion of our society. He was carefully selected, groomed and programmed to accelerate that erosion. He is no Leader, no lawyer, no organizer, he is just a tool of the high-ranking Left.  Obama has been given a pass on more scandals, Constitutional Violations, Murders, Executive Orders, Lies, and incidents of sheer Ineptitude, than the previous 43 presidents COMBINED. FACT! Ever wonder why? I don't , because I already know, and so should YOU.

                           Ah, but it is so much easier and cozier to remain in those little bubbles where fairies and unicorns play and the government takes care of everyone, than to face reality and do something to preserve freedom. Why exert yourselves when it is simpler to deny that anything is wrong? Just swallow the lies and propaganda and get back to texting and tweeting. 

                            If by some miracle, we manage to see Obama's term end without Martial Law being implemented, we will once again be facing a monumental election in 2016.  Mark Levin said, "Hillary Clinton is Obama in a dress". He is absolutely right, except that Hillary is far worse than Obama has ever been or ever could be.  Hillary is an evil, self-serving liar and has been all of her adult life. The proof of that is ridiculously easy to locate and prove, yet few bother to do it. Hillary has lived in the political arena for 60 years, in the Democrat Party, and was for all intents and purposes, the 42nd President of the United States.  She is a very dangerous woman. 

                              Supporting this mind-sick, bloody-handed old crone for president is no different than putting your loved ones in a swimming pool and tossing in a toaster. We WILL be talking a LOT about Hillary as the campaigns draw nearer, and I will provide you with more proof than you can digest of WHAT she is. Not that it will matter, the blind will remain blind. I will also expose the facts about the Republican slime that are thinking about a run for president in 2016, like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.  In the meantime, we wait with bated breath to see what the Obama administration will pull out of its sleeve in the next two years. They WANT a third term, but what they deserve, is Prison.

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 Remembering  Dr. King                                                                     1-19-2015



                       Today we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Have you ever wondered what might be different in America today if he had not been murdered? I do, often. 

                        MLK was a brilliant man, a devout Christian and Pastor and an upstanding husband and father. He was a "Leader" in every sense of the word. As a Black man in a difficult time for Blacks, MLK's focus was to lead his people out of the last vestiges of inequality, yet he never blamed or discriminated against Whites. He was a man of God first, and everything else came after that. 

                         Scripture was the guide MLK used and he applied it to everyone his voice could reach, without prejudice or favoritism.  Had he lived, I am convinced that we would not see the racial division that we are now seeing every day. I also believe that MLK would have led Black Americans to realize their full potential, take advantage of education, and become responsible, independent, and successful. With MLK's leadership and honesty, Blacks would have no need or desire to play the Race Card, to live in communities with rampant crime and decay, or be government-dependent.  He was a Republican, Conservative, Capitalist, and would have opened eyes to the Democrat agenda for Blacks.  TRUE equality would have been realized, and that is exactly why he was killed. 

                          The Democrat Party despises Blacks and always has. The liberal Democrats were the Southern Slave Masters, they were the KKK, and they are to blame for the Black issues we still see today. The cities with the poorest Blacks, highest crime rates and unemployment, and most urban decay, are the cities that have been Democrat-run for many years. Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, etc. Democrats have re-enslaved Blacks with social programs, entitlements, and excuses that have resulted in government dependency and a total lack of responsibility and accountability. Without Democrat programs and handouts, most Blacks could not survive.  Democrat mission accomplished. 

                            Racial division is regularly fueled by Democrats who then blame Republican Conservatives who wish to support Blacks in going forward, not hold them back by enabling dependency. The Democrats incite the unrest, then pretend to be the Champions of the Black cause, promising them more freebies, a life with no need to earn their own way, learn a trade and be self-sufficient and successful. In return, the Blacks consistently vote Democrat.  In short, it is the liberals and Democrats that have undone MLK's hard work and kept so many Blacks poor, uneducated and reliant upon the government's mercy. Hostages to a controlling, elite, political system that does not, and never HAS, worked.

                             Planned Parenthood is yet another Democrat creation, a tool they use to keep the Black population in control. They want only enough to sway the vote in their favor, and no more. Democrats don't care about Blacks, or Hispanics, or the poor, they care only to USE them as voters and to incite civil unrest when they need it to serve their agendas. Yet the majority of Blacks do not, or WILL not, see the Truth. 

                             MLK knew that wonderful possibilities lay ahead for Americans of all colors, IF we could only come together as just Americans. Not Black, White, Hispanic, Asian or any other hyphenated description, but only as Americans. Imagine the might of the people that would result from such unity?  The Democrats will do anything they can to prevent that from ever happening. 

                              We need more men like MLK, more Allen West, Rev. Manning, Herman Cain, and much less Sharpton, Jackson, Holder and Obama. We need REAL LEADERS, and we need to ask God to come back into our lives and our country. We can honor Dr. King's memory today and every day by rejecting the inciters and dividers and coming together as Americans FOR America. 



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All that is Silver Does Not Shine                                                               1-22-2015






Now that Sheldon Silver has FINALLY been arrested, there is hope for New York. Attorney Preet Bharara and his FBI Team have worked very hard for several years now to make this happen. They are also the same team that is investigating Morelandgate and Andrew Cuomo. This arrest is but the first of many to follow and it is about TIME! I'm hoping Chuck Schumer will be next.


New York is not the only state that stands to see their officials arrested this year, this is going to occur in every state in this country, and in fact, action has already begun. There exists a huge, carefully-organized, well-funded and legally-represented movement that is taking on ALL the politically corrupt in America in 2015. For the moment, the details are semi-confidential, but it won't be long before everyone in the nation hears of these brave people and their mission. If you are interested in being a part of this restoration of lawfulness in government, let me know. We would be happy to have you.


I did not watch either the State of the Union OR the State of the State speeches this year, for a couple of reasons. First, the voices of both Obama and Cuomo are so grating that it literally makes me cringe to listen to them. Have you seen Cuomo's new TV ads for education in NY? Sets your teeth on edge, doesn't it? Second, why the heck would I want to watch and listen to those two liberal, tyrannical asses lie to our faces ? They are both cut from the same cloth as many other politicians and that includes Mike Benson. They are narcissistic liars who believe they are Kings who answer to no one and are at liberty to make the rules as they play the game.


Watching these addresses is not even necessary for me anyway, as I am filled-in within an hour or two by news bites and contacts who did watch. It isn't exactly rocket-science to predict what they would say in any case. They are what they are and the agenda doesn't change. Same tired rhetoric, self-serving lies, blame, puffed-up chests and false dedication to making things better for the people that they “not so secretly” abhor. Why waste time in front of a television ?


So, today I want to add a Tin Hat Prediction or two and climb back out onto that shaky limb of truth, or what Liberals refer to as, “Conspiracy Theories”. Believe it or not, there is REAL news you need to hear, such as what Cuomo and the NYSP are up to re: the Safe Act. This year, with Cuomo winning re-election , more restrictions are coming for legal gun owners through the Safe Act. One of these violations of the 2nd Amendment is the requirement to renew pistol permits every five years. This is if course, unprecedented and unconstitutional. Cuomo and his paid army, otherwise know as the NYSP “Leaders”, are playing head games with New Yorkers. They are sending out approximately 500 “Invitations” per county, to gun owners, suggesting they renew their permits online “early” to prevent the rush when this requirement is fully implemented. LOL.


Should you receive one of these invitations, we recommend that you either toss it into the nearest trash bin, or ceremoniously, BURN IT. There is no law involved and there will be no consequences for doing so, other than to send a message to the gun grabbers that We Will Not Comply.



This particular piece of the Safe Act does not take effect until 2018, and what is happening right now is a “Test” to see how many of us will bow down to fear tactics. I have confirmation of these facts from someone at a high level in NY politics, so worry not. Throw it out! By 2018, we will have erased the Safe Act and this renewal crap will never happen.


Also in New York this year, we will see certain politicians gearing up to MOVE up. When Mike Benson first arrived in New Lebanon, I told you what his plan was. He came here to win the position he now holds, and he planned it for a couple of years before he made the move. He had the help of wealthy, Lebanon residents and some town officials, but more importantly, he had Greg Fingar and Chris Gibson in his camp. First, he had to become a Republican to run against Meg Robertson, when he is in fact, a Democrat to the bone like his father. He HAD to win the election here, because his plan is to run for Assembly the very minute Steve McLaughlin vacates for greener pastures.


Unfortunately for US, Steve decided not to run for Senate last time around, so Benson was forced to run for a second term in New Lebanon. He again won, due to Gibson and Fingar's support, city money, caucus tampering, fraudulent party petitions, and sucking-up to the rich with promises of making THEIR liberal dreams come true. Which is why we have the EDC, the excessive library funding, Behold New Lebanon, the CAC, and Hamlet Revitalization studies. It is why we have Deputy Supervisor, Dan Evans, a boy who NEVER even attended a board meeting before running for council, and his mother, the Confidential Secretary to the King. Not only is this unethical and Conflict to the extreme, but Evans was hand-picked by Benson because Evans will do whatever Benson tells him to do.


When the Assembly seat opens up, and I think it will this time, and if Benson should win that seat, he will STILL be running the Town of New Lebanon through Evans. See it now? Gibson meanwhile, has his RINO eyes set on Cuomo's seat and has already announced that he will not run for Congress again. Fingar is the dirty-dealing promoter and back-room operator for the entire show. While I think Gibson would be light-years ahead of Cuomo so far as leadership and availability, he is still no prize and cannot be trusted. He may be a Republican, but he is not a Conservative Republican.


Here in Lebanon, we will see changes this year as well. A few residents will love these changes, the majority, will hate them. We will see the city-transplants pushing harder and farther for what they want and Benson will stand with them 100% in exchange for their financial and electoral support. It's just how it works. We will see government grants forced upon us for Economic Development Projects and Tourism promotion. We will also see many more wealthy city people moving in and assisting in the takeover. You DO know,( I hope), that government grants are nothing more than our tax dollars? Government gives nothing it didn't first take from the people. Nothing is FREE. With the so-called improvements that the outsiders think we NEED to survive, the tax rates will increase. Don't believe the propaganda, they WILL increase. So will Zoning regulations and restrictions. Be prepared.


Will the two, more honorable councilmen we have, step up and speak for the PEOPLE this year? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, board appointments continue to be mere board-stacking in typical, Lebanon tradition. Evil begets evil, folks. Notice the people who are appointed to boards and committees, which way they lean and how long they have lived here. The excuse that long-time locals don't apply is B.S, because they DO. They are simply kicked in the teeth and passed over. REPEATEDLY ! I blame the entire Town Board for this, and I blame those of you who see it, object to it, yet DO nothing about it. So you will get what you allowed. I'll think of you when I am living in Western America in a free state.


2015 is going to be a historical year here, and all across the country. Informed, intelligent and patriotic Americans know that if we do not take strong, relentless action this year, we will have waited too long. I am 100% certain, that the Obama administration will not leave the White House without a fight. They will try to win that fight through the declaration of Martial Law resulting from a government-incited, civil uprising. This tactic suspends Constitutional Law and all elections and was effectively used by Imelda Marcos and a number of other Socialist/Communist leaders throughout history. The results have been tragic.


Imagine the consequences of such a scenario in America? Jack-Booted, National Police Forces will be at every corner. There will be travel restrictions, and I am not talking about a flight to Paris, I'm talking about going out of state to see Grandma. They will implement and enforce curfews, control allotments of food, water, medicine, and fuel. We will have NO rights, no protection from unlawful arrest and incarceration, and there will be relocation programs, property seizures and disarmament. In a word, Socialism, which will quickly lead to Communism, and that is the goal.


We cannot afford to wait another year or another DAY to take action.

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Congratulations to the New Republican Congress for EXERCISING your power and inviting Mr. Netanyahu to speak before you, AGAINST the wishes of Barack Obama, the Jew-Hater. KUDOS!!!


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Touchdowns and Terror                                                               1-23-2015



                     Am I the only one that thinks people are more concerned with football than Freedom?  Some sports official "might" have broken a rule in regard to how much air should be in the football and the whole country goes ballistic. 


                      This stupidity is headline news, but government officials violating the Constitution on a daily basis doesn't get a blink.  Think about that for a minute, then try to tell me that Media Indoctrination doesn't exist and work effectively.  Almost everyone in the country knows who the Kardashians are , but less than 50% can tell you what the Bill of Rights has to say.  Most people can hum along with the theme song to "Survivor" but have no clue who George Soros is, or worse yet, who he WAS in his younger years. 


                       There's no denying that life is stressful and we all need the occasional distraction that sports and entertainment provide us. It's vital to our well-being to laugh, decompress and have a little fun.  Yet we place ourselves in extreme peril by failing to be informed about and engaged in, government issues and behaviors that the media ignores or distorts. 


                        Once upon a time in America, sports figures and many entertainers were positive examples for our youth, at least publicly. Now, they are openly, sexually immoral and ethically-challenged.  They support and promote self-interest, alcohol abuse, recreational drugs, homosexuality, greed, and anti-Americanism.  How many football players have been found guilty of domestic and child abuse, assault and murder, and drug abuse in the last 20 years?  How many musicians that our kids listen to are spewing violent lyrics?  Where are our priorities? When did we become human sponges for left-wing propaganda and deviant ideology?  

                         While Americans are arguing over the PSI of a damn football, the government is destroying freedom and greatness. 

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                  Have any of you noticed the recent campaign to shove vaccinations down our throats? Hard to miss.  Endless TV ads promoting the HPV vaccine for teenagers to allegedly protect them from cancer later in life. What they OMIT from these ads, are the statistics of how many kids have been permanently damaged, rendered sterile or even died as a result of this vaccine.  Look it up ! How about the Flu Shot ? Television, radio, billboards and even signs in pharmacy parking lots are PUSHING the Flu Shot, that they admitted is only 28% effective. Why? For your safety?  Hardly.  The Flu Shot causes more cases of the flu than it prevents, and I speak from personal experience.  Take a few minutes to look at what is IN a flu shot ! 


                   Did you know, that you CAN send your child to school without the so-called, "required" vaccinations? Simply sign the exemption form. The requirements are NOT law and NOT enforceable. See how indoctrinated you are to OBEY?   Look at the Ebola scare. We took a "wait and see" approach to that, remember? POOF!  Story disappeared.  Scare tactics trumped by fresh scandals and new threats, and Ebola is no longer news. So you don't believe in miracles? Gee, seems the government performs them every day! 

                    Do you wonder why there is such a push for vaccinations of late but NO effort to close the border where so many diseases are entering America unchecked ? Things that were eradicated here many years ago, like T.B, Scabies, Leprosy, and a host of other deadly and disgusting illnesses are making a comeback along with the illegal invasion.  The present measles epidemic is reported to have originated at Disneyland in California, the state with the highest population of illegals. Coincidence? 

                       I find Obama's failure to protect Americans from the numerous perils crossing our border, to be the EPITOME of Domestic Terrorism. 

                     Ever check out the Autism statistics? You should, if you have or plan to have, kids. Compare the rate of autism per thousand 20 years ago to today's rate. Then check the rate of vaccinations in relation to the autism stats.  How about medications being force-fed to normal, active kids diagnosed with crazy things like A.D.D or A.D.H.D ?  Where the heck did THOSE come from?  Ever hear of them when YOU were in school? Me either.  Yet these children are being given dangerous medications by the thousands. Adderal has been proven to change a child's personality, negatively affect their health, and in some cases, cause death. Yet your SCHOOL officials can force parents to drug their kids under threat of losing the kids to DCFS. Some choice, huh?  

                      WE have allowed these things to happen by falling for years of propaganda, being good little sheep and complying with the RULES. Whose rules? God's ? Government's, or our OWN? We have handed over our power as Americans, parents, entrepreneurs, and patriots. We must step up, and step BACK. Back to an America that is right-side-up, where there is a visible line between right and wrong, where race, religion or sexual preference has no bearing on accountability. We must take back the power that is OURS.

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Adderal and the Loss of Tyler

http://www.cchrint.org/2015/01/22/tylers-story-a-dad-talks-about-the-mandated-drugs-that-killed-his-son/



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Mice or MEN                                                                      1-27-2015



                        I don't imagine that many of my New Lebanon readers have been watching "Sons of Liberty" on the History Channel this week.  Tonight is the last in the 3-part series which was AWESOME! 

                        When it comes to the Revolutionary War, it's causes and how it actually began, I always thought I was fairly knowledgeable. I was wrong about that, as there is a LOT I did not know.  For instance, I never realized the extremity of the tyranny that the Colonists were subjected to under British rule.  What these people suffered was as abominable as Communist East Berlin. 

                         Taxes were excessive and failure to pay in- full and on- time was justification for the Redcoats to burst into private homes and businesses, arrest and jail the men and seize all monies, properties and valuable goods.  Heavily-guarded checkpoints were placed at every cross street and soldiers were free to search wagons, persons, and houses at will.  Anti-King George sentiments were punishable by public whippings. 


                           Fortunately, the Colonists bore no resemblance to the Americans of today. They were people of strong, moral fiber, loyalty, and a hunger for Liberty. The men were made of steel and those who united to oppose tyranny, were dedicated not only to the cause, but to one another.  They knew how to work together, carry out their promises and duties, and protect secrecy. It is these important traits we rarely see today. These are also the realities that are, and long have been, ignored by our education system , churches, parents and grandparents, and as a result, we have a society of spoiled, wimpy, entitled idiots.


                           Very few men in my hometown of New Lebanon, could protect themselves and their homes if they needed to, and of those, a mere handful, WOULD. How many parents in this one little town, have ever discussed the truths of history with their children?  What are your kids being taught in school? I have asked almost one dozen , New Lebanon high-school students, if they can tell me what is in the Bill of Rights, and not ONE of them could. Yet Principal Culfane tells me that Civics IS taught here. If that is the case, why are our kids ignorant of their rights and the price that was paid to secure them?  As parents and grandparents, it is our responsibility to demand proper civic education in every school, and in every grade, every year. We also have a debt to repay to those who came before us, making it our DUTY to tell our kids the truth, even if we have to educate them ourselves.  History MATTERS. 

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                Here in New York, our Assembly is discussing the fate of the shamed, Sheldon Silver. The majority of BOTH parties wants Silver to step down voluntarily, which he is apparently reluctant to do.  Still, I think that before this week is out, he WILL. Under pressure, of course. 


                The first choice to replace Silver is a man from upstate,  Western N.Y. Ahh, but there is a problem. The NY City Democrats, who seem to think that they are the only New Yorkers that matter, are objecting and demanding that Silver's replacement be someone from "THEIR" five boroughs.  They "WANT " a city resident. They WANT ?!?!  Who the hell are they to dictate who is appointed? Most of New York's issues are a direct result of too many down-state politicians holding all the cards. It's time for some life-long up-staters to get into the game and for those of us who live "up here", to get some representation in Albany. 

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                 In Connecticut, Governor Malloy is proposing more Draconian Gun regulations and using Sandy Hook as an excuse for this illegal measure. You all know what my opinion of the so-called, Sandy Hook massacre are, and I am only one of MILLIONS who believe it to have been a False Flag, based on the evidence and numerous mistakes made by the FEMA actors involved.  In any case, these proposed new laws are direct violations of the 2nd Amendment, but the Governor and his liberal cronies stated that, "We don't care if it's Constitutional or not ".  Umm, WHAT ?!


                  It would seem that Obama's total disregard for the Law of this Land is becoming acceptable in the states as well. If we remain silent, and therefore complicit, we will once again find ourselves living under the oppressive fist of a Tyrant King.  Already, we are being spied upon, over-taxed and severely punished for non-compliance with the illegal IRS, and we are witnessing the formation and arming of a National Police Force. Freedom of Speech is in extreme peril and our religious protections are being pissed-on daily by Muslims, radical homosexuals, and crony judges. Our border is wide open, Islam is infiltrating our government and neighborhoods, and they want to DISARM us? Never. In fact, if you do not own a firearm or know how to use one safely and effectively, I suggest you turn over a new leaf.  Now, in 2015. 

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Connecticut Defies Constitutional Law

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/01/sandy-hook-commission-recommendation-confiscate-guns-fire-10-rounds-cares-constitutionality/#PACv9u2LCUeV8iXv.01


 Old Crime, New Arrest.                                            1-31-2015



                     It was a very long time ago now that young Bobby Gutkaiss disappeared while walking home from his summer job at Pease Farm in Stephentown.  I remember the days and days of searches through the woods and trails that yielded no results for the missing 15 year-old.  His 100-pound body was eventually discovered on July 8, 1983 beside a familiar shortcut for local kids near the Pease Farm.


                    Summer heat and the insects had not been kind to what was left of the boy, but I will spare you the details. Several suspects were questioned and rumors were plentiful as to who could have sexually assaulted and murdered an innocent child in a small, peaceful town like Stephentown, N.Y. That was as far as it went for all these long years.  Police were fairly certain that they knew the perpetrator's identity, but this was before DNA and they were at a loss for sufficient proof. Until NOW. 


                     Case finally closed. Averill Park resident, Joe Loomis, age 88 and a known pedophile, was at last arrested this week. What exactly will be done to him at his advanced age is yet to be seen, and for now, he is under House Arrest. 


                      Two families, one forever changed one summer 30 years ago, and a second family that will now carry the stigma of this crime for generations. How do we process such things as this? Do we do enough to address the problem of pedophilia, and how watchful is too watchful when it comes to our children?  When a New Lebanon man was exposed last year for his past, inappropriate behavior with minors , many people were shocked. Some thought it was about time something was said, while others were angry that the truth was finally out. There was concern that this man was being punished for actions that took place years ago and he should have been left alone. Yet, what about his victims? 


                       Bobby Gutkaiss was robbed of his life and his killer went on to live his own as a free man, unfettered in his personal pursuits and free to offend again and again. How many children did he victimize in the years since Bobby died at his hands?  Since the legalization of same-sex marriage in many states, there has been a new movement to recognize pedophilia as a "Life Choice" and to de-criminalize it.  Several men have married their pets and one woman recently married herSELF.  No, I am not comparing homosexuality to pedophilia, I am simply attempting to illustrate what happens when we accept and even legalize,  deviant behaviors and practices.  When we open the door to evil we must expect it to come on in.


                        We have to draw a line that is visible to all responsible, moral and mature human beings and refuse to tolerate the crossing of that line. We cannot fail to protect our children from perversion, our society from moral decay and our country from terrorists that behead, rape and burn anyone who disagrees with their ideologies. How have we come so far from all that is good and right and become a country of selfish, sheepish, ignorant and immoral people?  America needs HEROES who will stand for innocence and the innocent. Men and women of strong, moral fiber and integrity that will finally stand up and say, "No More". 


                         America needs God. We need men of faith and loyalty to lead us, and we need a people that will set a positive example for our youth. Our guides must be the Constitution and the Ten Commandments, not corrupt politicians and special-interest. What kind of America do we want to leave for our kids, for their kids, and those who come after them?  


                         I am pleased that the Gutkaiss family will now have some sense of closure and I am sad for the Loomis family, and I hope that this end to a very tragic story will prey on the minds of all of us and motivate us to look at our decaying society with fresh eyes. Time is short. Be part of of the change we need.

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Bobby Gutkaiss


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