Happy New Year !                                                    1-1-2016

                  I wish all of my fellow Patriots, Christians, and New Lebanon Dwellers a Very Happy, Safe, and Healthy New Year. 

                   Later today, I will be attending the swearing-in ceremonies at the Town Hall for the new Town Officials. Then, on Monday night at 7 p.m, the 2016 Organizational Meeting will be held, also at the Town Hall. (This is the same schedule as the Constitution Study, but I personally will be attending the Organizational). Joe Ogilvie asked at last week's meeting, what happens at the Organizational. That's a good question if you have never been to one.

                   For me, this is one of the most interesting meetings of the year. When a new Supervisor is in-coming, this is when we get the first clues as to what he or she will be doing differently than their predecessor. What changes will be made, who will be appointed to vacant positions and Supervisor-Appointed seats. Will we retain the same attorney or get a new one, will we keep our present insurance provider and official newspaper, or will the Supervisor select different ones, etc. If you have plans of becoming a new, regular attendee of town meetings, this is the meeting you don't want to miss. 

                     It is also the first glimpse of how your new board and Super will work together as the year progresses. I have seen some boring Organizationals, such as the last one. Since Benson was re-elected, there were no changes to be revealed, unfortunately, and nothing new or exciting to take home with us.  Other years, I have seen some loud arguments and hot-bed issues that brought people head-to-head. No one enjoys being essentially fired and replaced, or to see their friend or relative canned, but it is what it is. Each Supervisor has the option of appointing the people they trust and believe will do the best job. There is about a ZERO percent of a chance that everyone will be happy.

                      Still, if you are interested in local politics at all, try to be at this meeting, it's very informative and sets the ground work for the new administration.

                       Let's hope that whatever happens this year, ALL residents of our town can try to come together in 2016 for the good of the WHOLE town, not just for a select few or the agendas of the most wealthy and/or connected. We are a VERY diverse group of people that disagree on a LOT of issues, but we should be able to compromise on most of them, and we need to give that a try this year. NO MORE SECRECY ! Neither side can have their way 100% of the time, and being willing to give even a little, can make a world of difference in our community cohesion.

                         Please be safe and remember that clean slate you are given each morning. New Year, New Opportunities, and a New Chance to come together.  God Bless our town, our country, and our families.      JJ


 I Swear...                                                              1-1-2016

             Couple of neat things to tell you tonight. 

                      We attended the Swearing-In Ceremony this morning and it was very nice. I was SO surprised at the number of people who came out to be witnesses and to congratulate the new officials ! Claire Brown and Rocky were there, and it was great to see Claire looking so healthy and still as pretty as always. That is one lady that is like a fine wine, she gets better and better with time! I asked her what a beautiful lady like herself was doing with that funny-looking old guy, and she said, "After this many years, it gets too hard to change things."  LOLOL!!!

                       Meg Robertson attended but there were NO Bensons in the room.  Another of our great, older couples was also present, John and Teri Koepp. Mr. John is doing very well despite having suffered a lot of illness in recent years, and his prognosis of this summer is no longer as dire as it was first believed to be. Good start to a New Year! 

                         I am posting some photos of the ceremony for you below, and I also have some terrific info for our Senior Citizens given to me today by Phyllis Hulbert. Phyllis has done some amazing things for our Seniors in her very short time as our Representative for the Office of the Aging. I'm sure she will continue in the position and do even more in the coming year. Finally, Seniors in New Lebanon can get transportation to doctor appointments, grocery stores, and pharmacies when needed, at NO CHARGE! Please share this info with the Seniors in your life that may not attend meetings and won't hear about these services! 

                          Thanks to Deb Gordon for the awesome cookies she provided this morning. They brought back memories of when I was just a little kid and my mom used to drive 30 miles to Cheshire, Connecticut to buy homemade, butter cookies. They were made by a tiny old lady from Italy, and people came from all over to buy her baked goods. Let's hope these will be an offering at Phoebe's Deli when that arrives! 

                           Congratulations once again to all the new officials !

  Farewell to Natalie Cole who passed away today at the age of 65. My son is friends with her former sound manager, and he reports that Natalie was a Saved Christian and is now at home with the Lord. Amen.


           New Lebanon Senior Services for 2016

  1)Transportation for Grocery Shopping, Doctor and Pharmacy will be provided by Dan Lynch. He can be reached at: 646-522-9108. Dan will take Seniors to Pittsfield, Albany, Chatham, and Hudson. 

 2) For non-emergency transportation to hospitals for testing or medical check-ups, call Jim Funk at: 822-8020. Jim has a full schedule and will require notice of needs well in advance. 

 3) For Cancer Treatment Services, call Andrea Bruce at: 822-8741 Ext. 318.

      Objectives are: Free mammograms, Pap Smears, Pelvic Exams, Breast and Colorectal Screenings, for UNINSURED women over age 40 and uninsured men over age 50.

 4) For Mental Health Care call John Lyons at: 828-9446 EXT.1290. 

          Medical Behavioral Health Treatment and Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication management.

  5) Other Services are available at the following numbers"

          Columbia County Dept. of Social Services  828-9411

          Office for the Aging                                   828-4258

          Veteran's Services   Call Gary Flaherty         610-0941 (24 Hrs. a day!)

          Social Security                                             828-1691

           Hospice  Care                                             943-5402



IF he DOES....                                                                1-3-2016

                When it comes to the unconstitutional actions taken by Obama and his administration in the past seven years, no amount of discussion is enough . 

                 There have been many times throughout our history that our so-called "Leaders" have attempted to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the American people, and EVERY time, they were shot down, pardon the pun. If you are not familiar with the Dick Act or the Heller Case, you might want to look into these two decisions. As a matter of fact, it was the brilliant Ted Cruz who argued Heller when he was an attorney, and WON.

                 The NRA is despised by the Left, the same people who love most of the other letter-agencies and organizations. They adore the ACLU, the NAACP, CAIR, the EPA and the BLM, who we will talk about later. Love it or hate it, the NRA is the Number One ally of the American gun owner and the Second Amendment. If you are a real American, you should join and support the NRA, today. 

                  So, the Democrat's President has once again threatened to take executive action and bypass Congress this coming week. We all KNEW he would attempt to do something of this sort in 2016, it being his final year in office and gun control being at the top of his Bucket List. I cannot for the life of me understand exactly WHAT makes him think he will succeed in this tyrannical action when no one else ever has, but we ARE talking about Obama. The man knows absolutely NOTHING about the American Culture, Adherence to the Constitution, the Separation of Powers, or the level of absolute FURY he is about to incite. 

                   Last year, I mentioned that I have always believed that in the final days of his term in office, Obama would do something drastic that would cause mass, civil unrest, allowing himself to implement Martial Law and remain in office indefinitely. This could be it. IF he actually DOES do what he claims he will this week, there is no longer any question, this WILL be IT. The people have had far more than enough of this lawless administration and sissy Congress. The Second Revolution will have begun and the people will do whatever it takes to retain their property, their GUNS.

                   Martial Law will never be accepted in America, and any attempt to implement it will be met with a resistance such as we have not seen on our soil since the 1700s. Very, VERY few Americans have any clue as to the number of Rebels that are armed, trained, and anxious to bring this issue to a head, and most of them are willing to die for their freedoms. This may sound silly to some of you, but believe me, you have NO idea. Every time Obama opens his mouth in public, gun sales SOAR. This has been going on for all seven of his years as president and has steadily increased each year since his second election. Never in the history of America, have so many private citizens been so well-armed, so adequately prepared, to Resist the government. We are waiting in the wings, at the ready, for Obama to push that final button. 

                     I'm sure most of you remember what occurred last year at the Cliven Bundy Ranch in Nevada, when the BLM attempted to seize the Bundy Ranch on false pretenses. Well, several months ago, another, similar situation occurred in Oregon with a Ranch Family named Hammond. The Hammonds had burned-off some of their grazing land as ranchers do annually to enrich the grass for the cattle. The government claimed that the Hammonds had committed arson on Federal Lands and arrested them. In the months that followed, these people have been through a literal Hell, and stand to lose their property. 

                       All the countless violations by the government aside here, the FACT is, that Federal Land is also unconstitutional! These lands belong to the state in which they are a part of and to the people OF that state, not to the Federal Government. Ranchers have had unrestrained grazing rights to these lands forever, well, until Harry Reid came along anyway. Yesterday, the good people of Oregon decided that enough is enough, and took up arms to defend the Hammond Family and the Oregon Lands. Militias within the state united and took possession of an unoccupied, Federal Building in protest. 

                       Unlike "Occupy", unlike the Black Rioters, the Militia has taken no hostages and caused NO damage or harm. What they are doing, is sending a loud and clear message to an over-reaching government that the People will not stand for anymore of their illegal actions against law-abiding Americans. We are DONE. I have a friend who is actually on-scene in Oregon and I have also been monitoring the Live Feed of the events. Organizers are making it very clear that there is to be NO violence of ANY kind, unless the Patriots are fired upon and given no option but to defend themselves. So the ball is in the government's court at the moment. I strongly believe that they will do exactly what they did in the Bundy case, they will retreat, because the truth is folks, they are out-gunned and it is not advisable to fire that first shot.

                       As it will be if Obama over-reaches this week on Gun Control, but magnified about 100 million times. We the People are far more adequately armed than the U.N Forces and the armies of all other countries in the world, COMBINED. Add to those numbers the military, the Constitutional Police Officers, the Veterans,etc., and what chance does Obama think he has? Attempting to disarm the American people or further restrict the Second Amendment on our soil,  would be a very foolish undertaking indeed. 

                         The core reason for private gun ownership is something that cannot be explained to the average Liberal. For them, it is about the manufactured, mass-shootings like Sandy Hook. They truly think that by disarming all Americans, we will be safer. They refuse to listen or understand when facts are presented, such as the FACT that every shooting, the real and the falsified, were committed by mentally ill, heavily-medicated, Liberal Democrats, most of whom did NOT get the guns legally. Bad guys will ALWAYS get guns, no matter HOW many laws are enacted to prevent it. Drugs are illegal, but everyone seems to have them that wants them! Violating the Constitution is illegal, yet the entire Obama administration does it every day! Murder is illegal, but MILLIONS of babies are aborted in America every year.

                           In the new, Liberal America, laws no longer matter, only "Feelings" do. The truth is, that our Founders never even considered hunting as a reason for the Second Amendment, they put these protections in place to allow the ordinary citizen to defend himself against a government exactly like to one we presently HAVE! To give us the POWER to protect and defend our God-Given Rights, our homes and families, from Tyranny. That is exactly what we WILL use them for if necessary. George Washington stated that not only should every American be armed at all times, but we should also have arms that are EQUAL in power to those retained by the government! So outlawing certain guns because they are too "Military-Like" is also a usurpation ! 

                            Nowhere in the 2A does it state that ANY firearm should not be available to the People, or that the amount of ammo carried in a firearm be restricted. It does not state that any American should be required to obtain a Permit or License of any kind to purchase, own, or carry a firearm anywhere they please. NOWHERE in the 2A does it say that each state may have unique gun laws that are not reciprocal with other states. ALL of these things are violations of the Law of the Land, and we should NOT COMPLY! 

                            Sadly, manufacturers and dealers of firearms are not as free as the rest of us to disobey, but they SHOULD do it anyway! The key word here is FREE. Look folks, I'm not an idiot, even though some of you may think so. Should someone be required to pass a background check before buying a firearm? Well, not LEGALLY, no, but Common Sense says of COURSE they should! No felon, and no one with a history of violent mental illness should be carrying a loaded gun around. It's a necessary evil, but at present , it only takes a few minutes to be cleared to purchase and it is a small inconvenience if it keeps guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

                               The frightening thing is, if background checks are expanded as Obama is wont to do, where will the line be drawn? WHO will decide if someone is ineligible ? If a woman was treated for depression while in college, has been perfectly healthy ever since, and decides to buy a gun for home protection at the age of 50, will that past hard time in her life make her ineligible to purchase a gun? WHO decides? Obama? Loretta Lynch? God Help Us! Therein lies the problem with expanded background checks. What we have now is perfectly adequate, what is NOT adequate is the Justice System and how they respond to violent criminals who commit crimes with guns, or knives and baseball bats for that matter. 

                                CAN we keep guns out of the hands of crazy and violent people? No, not completely, no matter how many laws exist. We CAN reduce the likelihood of these people getting guns by paying much closer attention to the mentally-ill among us, by keeping better track of the felons on our streets, and by closing our borders and tightening our immigration laws and requirements. We Can decrease the killing by ALL means, if we spent more time teaching our children about the value of human life, the importance of knowing the difference between right and wrong, and returning to a society that holds criminals accountable for their actions.

                             In today's America, there is an excuse provided by Liberal Bleeding-Hearts for every bad behavior. Child Molesters are excused because THEY were molested as children. Drug abusers are excused because they had a tough life. Politicians are excused because they are politicians and usually have money and connections.Rioters are excused because a few of them MIGHT have had an ancestor that was a slave to some Southern Plantation owner a thousand years ago. Now, they are excusing a kid who drove drunk and killed innocent people because he was TOO RICH and PRIVILEGED all his life. They even have a name for it, "Affluenza" !! Now c'mon folks, tell me we haven't gone down the road to self-destruction. 

                             If we hope to see less crime and violence of all kinds, we need to restore accountability, teach values and compassion, get tougher Judges and sentences for serious offenders, and restore and IMPLEMENT the Death Penalty in every state. More gun laws will do nothing but make law-abiding citizens into criminals as well, because we will NOT comply. We would not have complied 20 years ago, or 50 years ago, but NOW?!?! With THIS government, with the illegal immigration and Islam? We have never before needed to be armed as badly as we do right NOW. 

                              Last week, a young man that we consider a member of our family, was able to save THREE lives because he was carrying a firearm and was trained in the safe use of it. This is a 39-year-old guy that my son met at college and they became fast friends. Bobby ate many meals at my house and we celebrated his birthdays at our table. He's had some tough times. You may remember me telling you about the 3-year-old boy whose mom said she didn't want him anymore, right in front of him, and tossed him to his dad. She said, "You can have him". It was something I lost a lot of sleep over in the months that followed. The mom simply walked away. Well, this was Bobby's wife and it was his little boy.

                               Late last year, Bobby finally got full, legal custody of his boy and he moved to a southern state where he works for a security company. We have never lost touch for a minute. One day last week, Bobby and his boss were out for lunch break and happened upon a man who was beating his girlfriend. They saw the man pull a pistol from his pocket and tell the girl he was going to count to three and shoot her. Bobby shouted to distract the man, and suddenly the gun was turned on him and his boss. Bobby drew his own firearm and shot the man twice, saving his own life, his boss's life, and the girl's life. He was cleared of all wrongdoing and the bad guy will survive, but he will not attempt to kill another woman again. I am proud of his heroism ! 

                               Just one more reason to be armed in a violent society.

                                 Obama's threat concerns me greatly because I KNOW what will follow. We will give Congress an opportunity to do their JOB and begin Impeachment proceedings, and we will take legal action ourselves if Congress again fails to do what is required of them according to the Constitution. In no uncertain terms , will the armed people of America sit still for any more attacks on our 2A. The president has NO power to make law, and he has abused the Executive Action Privilege  to the extreme with no opposition for far too long. I fear that if he makes this move, Congress will protest weakly if at all, and it will be left up to the People to respond and hold Obama AND Congress accountable. If we fail to stop this illegal action and tyrannical over-reach yet again through legal channels, I predict that there will be no option but to become active and physical resistors.

                                 Obama will push and we will push back and eventually, that first shot WILL be fired by someone. Doesn't matter which side does it, it will be the beginning of a revolution on the streets of America. Blood will flow in every city. Buildings will burn, services will cease to exist, food will be hard to find, schools will close, and those of us who live in rural areas will find ourselves under siege by floods of hungry, frightened city-dwellers seeking shelter and sustenance. We will have no choice but to use whatever means we have to protect who and what is ours. Think this is dramatic and conspiratorial? It's not only a very real possibility, it may be only a matter of DAYS away until the fight begins. So laugh it off if you wish, but I hope you're prepared. 


          Monday, January 4, 2016

 1) Organizational Meeting of the Town Board at 7 p.m.

 2) Constitution Study at the Library from 7 till 8:30.


 Organizational Meeting & Obama                              1-6-2016

                  Our 2016 Organizational Meeting was short, sweet, and smooth. The turnout was pretty good and so was the atmosphere, for the most part. Not so much for Councilman Evans.

                   The very first vacancy addressed was the Planning Board position that Benson refused to fill for almost a year. There were two applicants, Wes Powell and Monte Wasch, the Run-for-Everything  guy. Dan Evans IMMEDIATELY spoke up in favor of Monte and was instantly countered by a motion from Kevin Smith to appoint Wes, which was quickly seconded. Done deal. I sincerely hope that THIS time, Monte will have the humility to get the message that New Lebanon does not want him involved in local government.

                      Evans was very obviously displeased, and when Benson's Crony Accounting firm was replaced with Fitzgerald, our former town accountant, Dan objected again, also to no avail. Did he really think we would continue to allow an accounting firm that worked for Benson's construction company, almost bankrupted the Town of Hillsdale, and was then hired by Benson as town accountants despite the HUGE Conflict of Interest, to handle our funds?  Would we keep a firm that Benson swore never worked for him before but definitely DID, they had simply changed their name ? No Dan, we have had enough of liars, and that firm is staffed by liars. 

                      Dan Evans was not a Happy Camper by now, and his sudden realization that he would likely be out-voted often from now on without Mentor Mike to coach him, was almost visible.  Cynthia Creech was appointed to the Deputy Supervisor position, but other than that, little was changed. Selections of a Town Attorney, Insurance Provider, Ethics Board members, and Town Historian were tabled. The official Town Newspaper is now the Eastwick Press with the possibility that the Columbia may be used occasionally for news that needs to reach the southern end of Columbia County.

                        I mentioned here some weeks ago, that the Chatham Rags would be ousted as a result of YEARS of biased reporting. What goes around, comes around. All in all, the meeting was a breath of fresh air. To look upon a board of life-long locals who are pretty much all on the same page, sharing the same vision to serve the town and its residents equally and fairly, was joyful. No more self-interest, no more preferential treatment for select groups or individuals, and no more disrespectful treatment of the residents by the Supervisor. How cool is THAT ?!

                         By the way, Thaddeus Flint, our Eastwick reporter, broke his leg on Sunday, so you might want to send some well wishes his way! 


                           I heard today, that Obama has recently hired 200 "Pardon Procedure" attorneys. LOLOL!!! Sorry folks, but that just genuinely strikes me funny. Thank God for those moments that Liberal Idiocy actually inspires mirth. Word is that Obama intends to pardon in excess of 15,000 inmates from American prisons. Not surprising for a Boy who would be King, or for a Hater of America who would love little more than to set thousands of felons loose on our streets. Why not? After all, he has refused to close our borders, he invited illegals and criminals to immigrate here, he incited and protected violent minorities and illegals, and wants to close Gitmo and move the few remaining prisoners to American soil. He has already very quietly released all but about 100 of them anyway.

                           Obama has demonized and made targets of our police officers, seriously weakened our military, and is obsessed with taking away our last line of self-defense, our guns. So yeah, why not make one of his final actions as president be emptying our prisons? 

                            Obama dared to stand before the TV cameras this week and wipe away a crocodile tear while pretending to be devastated by the killing of first graders in Newtown, Connecticut. Yup, Sandy Hook, the killing that never was. Obama is a great many horrible things. He is a Pathological Liar, a Racist, a Traitor, a Bi-Sexual, a Fraud, a Socialist/Communist, and a Muslim. There is no question as to the truth of those things. Deny it all you want, facts don't lie, politicians do.

                              Bad as these traits are, I find it easier to deal with them than with the reality of Obama's utter childishness. He is mentally, still that privileged, pot-smoking,radical teenager that hung out with the Bomber, Bill Ayres, joined the Socialist Party, and rejected his 50% whiteness in his book.  He has treated the Office of the Presidency like a video game with good graphics. He behaves like the rich kid whose daddy owns an amusement park and closes it on the kid's birthday so he and his friends can have it to themselves.

                                The spoiled brat in charge of the park, the midway, and the concessions, and decides which rides will be enjoyed, what food will be eaten, etc. The sky is his umbrella and he can do anything he wants, when he wants, to whomever he wants. I truly believe that Obama looks at his office, his "position" exactly in this way. He's having a great time being the Golden Child, while others foot the bill and clean up the messes and the less fortunate, dumber and less popular kids flock to him and exalt him. He's the Football Captain, the Head Cheerleader, and the kid with the Red Corvette who can't get a passing grade in class and really doesn't HAVE to. He will graduate on time anyway because he has people who will make it happen FOR him.

                               Unfortunately for US, the presidency is not a game or a popularity contest and America is not high school. Obama does not run this government and he never has, for the very reasons I mentioned above. He is merely a pawn in an evil game of chess that is manipulated by scary people like Valerie Jarrett, George Soros, David Rockefeller, Evelyn Rothschild, Bill Gates, and a slew of other, Super-Wealthy Lunatics and Communists. These people selected and groomed Obama, created a false history and family for him, then portrayed him to the low-info voters, the mind-bent college crowd, Race-Obsessed minorities, and the Rainbow and Unicorn-Loving Liberals as a Superstar! They sucked up the Kool-Aid.

                                It never mattered that the intelligent and informed Americans saw through the farce and voted accordingly, the Powers that Be had already ensured a win by arranging for certain voters to vote repeatedly and getting millions of dead people to vote as well. LOL!! The results are more than evident. 

                                 Did you know that Obama's Evil Twin, Hillary Clinton, is under investigation by the FBI for the many unexplained deaths, missing money, dirty deals, etc., that she has perpetrated over the years? You may also not know, that the FBI has warned Loretta Lynch and her dirty D.O.J that if they fail to prosecute Hillary based on FBI evidence, there will be an uprising from within the FBI until they DO. The FBI stated that if Hillary is allowed to skate, a precedent will be set that will make it forever impossible to hold officials legally accountable for their crimes. Word is, that charges against Hillary will be brought by the FBI within the next 60 days. I am personally counting the minutes!                                                                                                       2016 promises to be a great year for New Lebanon, not so much for America. 


 Tough Good-Byes                                               1-7-2016

                      Saying good-bye to people we know and love is never easy. It doesn't matter if it is a child going off to college, a brother going to war, or a parent going to their eternal rest. 

                        Almost all deaths are difficult to deal with, even if the deceased was very old. When a young person dies however, it is harder to accept and understand. New Lebanon lost Beth Ann Steele today. Beth Ann will never know what it is like to get old, because she was taken very young. She was single and childless, but she had more friends than most of us will ever know, and a heart for others that is a rarity these days. If Beth was your friend, you were truly blessed. She will be missed by a great number of us, for a very long time to come. Rest peacefully, Beth Ann.


 Bloody Hands and Icy Hearts                                             1-8-2016

                    Two nights ago, I vented quite a bit about Obama. It's just something that every American of sound mind and an average maturity level needs to do a few times a week in order to preserve their sanity and not become one of the Bat-Sh_t Crazy Liberals.

                     I hoped that the media wouldn't allow any more clips of Obama speaking for the rest of the week so we could have a respite from lies and manufactured distractions, and for the most part, today was quiet. However, the consequences of Obama's failed leadership have certainly monopolized the headlines !

                      Not only are we hearing more and more about Muslims committing horrific crimes here and in Europe, but last night, another police officer was the victim of an assassination attempt. The shooting last night of a Philadelphia Police Officer was perpetrated by a Black male. AGAIN. They ALWAYS are! The difference THIS time, is that the shooter is not only Black, he is also a Muslim. Like most Muslims, he stated that he had tried to kill the cop in the name of Allah. So, YOU  tell ME , what are the most serious issues in America right now and where do they lie? 

                        90% of the most violent street crimes in America are the result of molly-coddling minorities based on the color of their skin.  These are people who know that their race alone will protect them from consequences, and if it doesn't, others of the same race who don't even KNOW him or her, will riot and burn and throw bricks at cops in their defense. There will be no consequences for THAT, either. Can you imagine what the Liberals and their president would say and do if the Oathkeepers, the Militias, or the Tea Party tried that crap ? White Conservatives are NOT the Racists in America, in fact, WE are the most targeted people in this country and the most likely to be the victims OF  racism.

                          The Mayor of Philly was interviewed about the shooting and guess where HE placed the blame for the shooting?  (WOW, see how smart you are? You guessed correctly, didn't you!?) Yeah, he blamed it on there being, "Too many guns out there". The gun used by this shooter was stolen from a police officer in 2011. Would stricter gun regulations have kept that gun out of his hands? I guess there's no need to ask which political party the Philly Mayor belongs to.

                           By the Grace of God, this police officer will survive and recover. He even managed to shoot the perp twice and take him down, despite having been fired at himself, THIRTEEN times and hit 3 times. Others have not been as fortunate, and those yet to come may not be, either. Yes, it WILL happen again, and again, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with guns. The blood of our police officers is on Obama's hands. 

                            HE incited the new divide between Blacks and the police, and he fanned the flames every chance he got. HE failed to rein-in his fellow Race-Baiters like Sharpton, Jackson and Farrakhan. HE is responsible for the often violent and destructive, "Black Lives Matter" movement that has made cops sitting ducks. HE has personally painted targets on the backs of Law Enforcement Officers all over America. He is a Cop Killer.

                             Muslim violence can also be placed squarely in Obama's lap, as it is Obama who has refused to close our borders, FIX our ridiculous immigration system, and VET those who come legally before admitting them into our country, then follow their progress and activity for a designated time AFTER they gain citizenship. The American people have literally BEGGED for border protection, and our pleas fall on deaf ears. Remember a few weeks ago when Trump said that Muslims in New Jersey had celebrated on 9-11? The Dems tried to disprove that and failed. They also didn't show any video of the thousands of Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, who also celebrated and danced in the streets on that horrible day.

                              Obama is to blame for the invasion of America by Muslims and their twisted, sick, deadly ideology. Yet his focuses are Climate Change that is a lie anyway, the "EVIL" NRA, disarming Americans, and harassing, threatening and arresting mid-west ranchers via his personal Gestapo,  A.K.A, the Bureau of Land Management. If it were up to ME, I would sentence Obama and his closest cronies to hang for Treason, and I would not suffer ONE minute of remorse.


                                Here in New Lebanon, we deal with hearts every bit as icy as the ones that we see in Washington, D.C. Some of the very same people that fought so hard and so dirty to get Benson elected to a third term, are still incapable of accepting defeat and making the best of it. They are not even gracious enough to give the new officials an opportunity to prove themselves. 

                                 The Chatham Courier article about the Swearing-In ceremony was about everything BUT  the ceremony. Heinsohn once again made it an opportunity to inject her own lousy attitude about the loss of her Golden Boy, and the article was Sour-Grapes on steroids. As usual, her editor allowed it. What ever happened to reporters simply reporting? Remember when the media gave you the facts and allowed YOU to draw your own conclusions? Not any more. 

                                 Heinsohn didn't even ATTEND  the Swearing-In, OR the Organizational Meeting, so anything she reported was received second-hand, from Dan Evans, as Heinsohn stated in the piece. We all KNOW how neutral and bias-free Dan is, right? The issue between the Town of Copake council and the Fitzgerald Accounting firm, WAS looked into and Fitzgerald was cleared of any wrong-doing, BUT, the councilman who had the less-than-cordial relationship with the firm, is no longer a councilman. That should tell you all you need to know.

                                  Remember also, that when Benson was asked in open meeting, if Bucci's accounting firm had ever been employed by Benson's construction company, Benson lied and said, "No, they were not". Yet they definitely WERE, under a different name, AND they had almost bankrupted another town in our county.  I sure hope no one is wondering WHY the Chatham Courier is no longer our town newspaper.

                                    Speaking of the Courier, Mr. Greg Fingar has STILL not taken me up on my offer for a sit-down chat about his involvement with the paper and his influence over it. Funny, since HE is the one who brought it up with ME. I offered to allow him to tell his side and clear the air, and he went "Suddenly Silent".  Go figure.

                                     Gail Heinsohn is far from the only Benson-Worshiper that is attempting to strong-arm and damage the new Town Board before it even gets off the runway. I will honor requests to keep names and details confidential, but I CAN tell you THIS; Leopards don't change their spots, folks! We are seeing the slime from the same bunch that spread it around during the campaign. I say, "Let them do their worst, who CARES ?". In time, they will get it that they are not working with wimps, sell-outs, and wanna-bes anymore. Bring it ON! 


                                        So far as Obama and his threats to implement even stricter gun laws, he can bite my Irish A_S, and the A_SES of every other American Patriot. Executive Orders and unconstitutional laws do not have to be obeyed and they won't be.  Finally, to the Muslims and the violent minorities with the special protections, know THIS;  I don't care if you are Black, White, or Chartreuse, wear a towel on your head or a black Muu-Muu and mask, if you attempt to harm me or my loved ones, I will put a cap in your a_s without so much as a second's hesitation. Simple enough? I am an American, Free, Armed, White, Christian, and PROUD. Put THAT in your hookah.


State of the State                                                      1-10-2016

                      Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Cuomo will once again stand before the TV cameras and radio microphones and scream like a Despot AT the People of New York State. It's just who he IS and how he SPEAKS, and it is very, very difficult to listen to.

                       This year will be different. Someone in a very lofty, state position will be missing from the address this year. I'm not referring to Sheldon Silver or the Skelos boys, no, this is yet another high-ranking official.  I strongly recommend that you try to catch this ceremony if at all possible.  Believe me, it should be an unforgettable event. In the meantime, between now and Wednesday, keep your ear close to the radio.

                        For more years than most of us can remember, New York has been a cesspool of corrupt officials. Every state has their share, but New York is known as THE most corrupt state in America, even more than California and New Jersey. It's a sad distinction, isn't it? 


                         Now, for a local quandary. A few times, I have spoken about the number of pedophiles we have living among us here in New Lebanon. One in particular, has never faced a single charge or been arrested even once for his actions, yet there are a good number of people in town who are all too aware of what he is. So why is he still on the loose? Well, this man targets boys between the ages of 14 and 18, and usually kids who are having problems at home or are getting high regularly, running away, skipping school, etc. Easy marks. 

                          In exchange for sexual favors, this man buys the boys clothes, video games, high-end sneakers, and even cars. He takes them into his home, many times with the permission of the exhausted parents who need the respite, and he "Grooms" them with one-on-one attention that the kids crave. When these kids get too old for his tastes, he buys them off and moves on to younger victims. These kids are desperate to keep their experiences with this man a secret, and their shame to themselves, so they NEVER turn him in or tell their families what happened to them. So how do I know what goes on? Well, I got the details from a member of this man's own immediate family, someone who witnessed it for years and ran from it as soon as he was able to go out on his own.

                           So I have had NO choice but to watch this man continue to target our kids, because I have no physical evidence that would be of use in stopping him. This is a guy who has lived here all of his life, whose family is well-respected, and who is a very friendly, gentle, and social person that no one would ever suspect of being a destroyer of young lives. Now, he is targeting the son of a friend of mine, and I am still unable to stop him. I don't even know if my friend will believe me if I try to say something about it, because it is possible that my friend is also fooled by this man. 

                            Short of following this guy around and trying to catch him having improper contact with one of the boys, there is no recourse available. Openly accusing him without such evidence could land ME in hot water and affect MY work, so as you can imagine, I am not sleeping very well. Having worked in law enforcement all of my life, makes this even more difficult to deal with, because I KNOW what kind of evidence I need to gather to end this man's career of child abuse. It will NOT be easy, especially alone, but I can't use my usual contacts because I can't make the accusation ! Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!! Life sucks sometimes.

                             Please, if any of you know who I am talking about and has any evidence that can stop this guy, do the right thing and let me know, or contact the Troopers and tell THEM. 


Town Board and P.C                                                   1-12-2016

                  I for one, will NOT be watching Obama's State of the Union tonight. Nor will I watch Cuomo's State of the State tomorrow night.  There is just NO way that I can bear to listen to either of these lawless tyrants spew their lies and liberal nonsense for 30 to 50 minutes.

                  There's really no need to watch it anyway, since the media will cram the highlights down our throats for days to come. So to avoid unnecessary stress and waste of good anger, I will instead spend my Tuesday evening with Chinese Take-Out, a good Town Board Meeting, and a late-night swim.

                   Speaking of Cuomo, I'm sure you've heard that Preet Bharara was unable to amass the necessary evidence to arrest Cuomo for his interference in the Moreland Commission's findings. Last Friday, news of a pending arrest was leaked by Albany insiders as an absolute certainty. In fact, Cuomo had already made plans to be a No-Show at his own State of the State Address, knowing that the arrest would come either right before or right after the speech. This is what I was hinting at on Saturday's blog post.

                   So what Happened?? Well, ONE very vital witness for the prosecution had a sudden change of heart, and the cherry Bharara needed to top off the Sundae of evidence, was eaten by the Democrat Intimidation Machine. LOL!!  I see this as a temporary delay and not a final outcome. Bharara may have been stalled by a roadblock, but he has a map and a full tank of gas. It ain't over till it's over.


                     Regarding the local issue I mentioned on Saturday, a few people have contacted me with some sordid stories about our #1 pedophile. Unfortunately, this is still hearsay and not viable evidence. That's okay though, because like Preet Bharara, I too have gas left in my tank and an open road before me. 


                        Channel 6 News has been reporting about a story this week in Whitesboro, N.Y. Seems there is an argument over their official town seal. Once again, the Bleeding-Heart Liberals are attempting to force their will upon free people. The seal depicts what appears to be a White Settler choking an Indian, which gives you an idea of how long this seal has been around. Tourists and Liberal Transplants have found the artwork to be "Racist and Offensive". They as usual, did not bother to first seek out the story behind the seal, nor do they CARE. If it offends their sissy sensibilities, it must go! 

                          The weenie- whinies claim that this seal promotes "Violence", but gee, abortion doesn't ? Killing cops and rioting in the streets isn't violent? Liberal, Hollywood movies with nothing but guns and killings are not violent? Stealing land from states and the people and robbing Americans of their Constitutional Rights, Freedoms, and Protections isn't violence? Lunatics.

                           Violence takes many forms and there are many levels of violence.  Liberalism is violent in all of those ways and at every level. Liberals are miserable people and misery loves company, so they actively seek out petty and ridiculous molehills to make into mountains. Gays will travel half-way across the country for a marriage license, just so they can target a Christian Town Clerk that they know will not sign the license. They attempt to FORCE Christians to violate their religious beliefs and surrender their First Amendment Rights, rather than simply apply for their license in their own city where they would have faced no opposition. There is NO such thing as Live-and-Let-Live in the Liberal World.

                             It's the same story with Christian Bakers, Photographers, and Banquet Halls that refuse to provide services to same-sex weddings. They never refuse service to anyone who is gay, just for the marriages, because it is considered a rather serious sin in the Christian Faith. Yet Liberals will scream blue-bloody if anyone dares violate the religious beliefs of a Muslim that wants them dead because they're gay. Find any SENSE there ? These brain-dead Liberals who attack people who are minding their own business, do it for the media attention, the financial gain, and to piss on God and all that is pure and moral. That is VIOLENCE.     Judges who decide in favor of these bullies SHOULD be removed from the bench for violating the First Amendment and promoting even MORE violence.

                               In Whitesboro, P.C LOST. The good Conservative residents voted almost unanimously to keep their seal as-is. A little work of art that truthfully, is merely a reminder of a friendly wrestling match that resulted in a strong alliance between White settlers and local Indians. A VICTORY for local history and for the mentally-stable people of N.Y State. THIS is what happens when we stand strong and united, push back, and say "NO!" to the Nazis of the Left. It isn't hard at all, it just takes a little heart. 

                               Notice that I did not refer to the Indian as a "Native American". I will also never refer to any other American as a hyphenated ANYTHING. Regardless of what country your ancestors came from, you're either and American or you're not. It's just that simple and THAT un-offensive. I will not refer to a Black person as an "African-American" either. The only thing African about them is the ability of so many of them to instantly revert to uncivilized, savage behaviors when the opportunity arises, as in Ferguson, Missouri this summer.

                               There is nothing wrong with being proud of your ethnicity. I am proud to be 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Danish, but I am NOT an "Irish-American" or a "Danish-American", I am just an American. I was born HERE, my parents were born HERE, and I am blessed by that. Political Correctness is not only stupid, it is damn dangerous, as well. Protecting Muslims and illegal immigrants has led to massive infiltration in every corner of the world. This invasion has led to utter chaos, an unprecedented rise in heinous crime, financial collapse, and a watering-down of unique cultures and history. 

                               It has allowed a rapid growth of terrorism world-wide, abuse and mutilation of women, the beheading, burning, and hanging of Christians, Jews, and Homosexuals and it has promoted pedophilia, bestiality, and even the slaughter of domestic cats and dogs. Islam has infiltrated our schools and businesses, and is gaining a foothold in our courts. Thanks to P.C and the Liberals who demand it, every non-Muslim in the world is in mortal danger.

                              Islam and Liberalism are the Cancers of the World, and they must be irradiated and eliminated, NOW. Wake Up, America and push back before it's too late to save our kids from a world run by Liberals and Muslims.


     Town Board Report will be posted here later tonight!


Town Board Meeting                                                   1-12-2016

                    I decided to start a new page for tonight's meeting because there's a lot to tell you. 

                     Dan Evans was absent tonight, don't know why, probably a game he had to coach. Thaddeus from the Eastwick Press is of course nursing a broken leg, but his dad and stepmom covered the meeting for him. Nice folks. No Gail Heinsohn in attendance and probably won't be again, now that the Courier is no longer our town newspaper.    The Eastwick will soon be available at Bucky's Bagels and Blueberry Hill Cafe, as well as E-Z Mart and Stewarts. 

                       Appointments were made to the Ethics Board at last, and the new members are Rocky Brown and Wayne Martin! Congrats, guys! We now have an Ethics Board manned by ethical people, but will we even need them now? With Clark, Baldwin, and Benson all gone, probably not. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Irene Hanna and Matt Larabee for their service as town board members, and there was one there for Benson as well, but of course he was not present. Like Heinsohn, Mr. All-About-New-Lebanon will probably never attend another board meeting.

                        When Benson's name was mentioned as one of the certificate recipients, my husband said, "HE doesn't deserve one!". Sharon Moon was terribly offended by his comment and said so, and I asked her why, since it was true! Benson deserves nothing. Yet his fan club seems to have remained intact. The guy didn't even have the integrity or humility to attend the last two meetings of 2015 and fulfill his responsibility to the town like a MAN. Wuss.

                         Judy Zimmer was re-appointed as town hall cleaner and Ryan Biggs was re-appointed as Town Engineer. The Town Attorney is still undecided. Nothing was said about the Town Historian position until the very end of the meeting. Steve Oberon of the Historical Society made a statement about the Heritage Center being closed due to the lease having run out and the space rented to someone else. Should be interesting to see what's going into that space. Apparently, the Historical Society will be taking over the Heritage Center operation as soon as they locate a site. The space between the Post Office and Bucky's is available to them, but Steve stated that it needs a lot of work. So for now at least, the center will remain closed. 

                        Seemed that everyone was trying to ignore the elephant in the room, the discord between our new Supervisor and our former town historian, Sharon Moon. This is the issue I was asked to not discuss the details of last week, but it is public knowledge NOW!  Seems there were a few exchanges between the two about the historian position. Moon refused to discuss the future of the Heritage Center until she was informed of whether or not she was to be re-appointed as historian. A face-to-face meeting did not go well, and it was reported several times that Moon stated that if she was NOT re-appointed, she would, "Take the Heritage Center" with her.  Which is of course, political extortion.

                          Moon denied having made the threat, but I find it hard to believe her as the details that came to public light tonight, did not deviate by even one LETTER of one sentence from what was originally reported as being said in that meeting. Lies change along the way, truth never does. In any case, the issue got heated and Mark Baumli called a halt to it, stating that Colleen would appoint the person of her choice to be historian when she decided on a good candidate. End of discussion.

                            This is now the second meeting of the new board, and the second time that people actually lingered afterward to chat and voice their amazement at the new, lighter atmosphere of the meetings. Even though a good number of Benson Fans were present, there is an obvious , fresh effort to get along. Sure is nice. 

                             Christine Dreyfuss announced the availability of Meals-on-Wheels services to our Seniors. She said that many Seniors believe they are not eligible or entitled to this service but they most definitely ARE! Please reach out to your older friends, neighbors, and family members, and let your Pastors know also, that this service provides 5 healthy meals a week at no cost, delivered directly to the door of the recipient. It is also a terrific way to keep tabs on the health and safety of those who live alone or are ill and should be checked on regularly. All you have to do is call the Hudson office and request the service.

                               This new board is providing total transparency to the residents by providing full reports with the printed agendas available at the meetings. It makes for a hefty packet, but it allows the people to read along and actually see the numbers for themselves. I mentioned to my husband tonight that it won't take long for some whiny weenie to complain about the amount of paper and ink being used. LOL!! Guess What?! It was only a matter of ten minutes after I said this, that someone DID make the comment that, "She must have killed an entire tree to print these." Yup, I called it. Not because I'm smarter than anyone else, I just know Liberals so well. They ARE a predictable lot, if nothing else. 

                               Speaking of predictable Liberals, BEWARE the spread of "Behold New Lebanon"! They have received somewhere in the neighborhood of a million dollars in grants in their two years in New Lebanon. For WHAT, who knows? It also came to light tonight that Behold is planning to buy a "Large Piece of Property" in town, and Sharon Moon asked if they would be Tax Exempt ! Yeah, we really need MORE Tax Exempt property in town. The Abode has a religious exemption, but no one seems to know if it covers the many, many acres they hold or not. A church exemption is intended for the House of Worship and the Parsonage only, not hundreds of accompanying acres. Needs to be looked into, no? 

                                We now have the huge Conservancy, Behold, the Shaker Swamp, the Shaker Museum, the Abode, and several churches, exempt from taxation. Damn good thing we have Howard Commander and the Speedway to keep us afloat. Oh, I forgot ! The Liberals want to eliminate the Speedway, too! Guess YOU and I will be responsible for the taxes for the Tourist Attractions the EDC wants so badly. Anyway, I tried to tell you that Behold would seek to expand and expand as time went by if we fail to rein them in. If Ruth Abram has HER way, she will take every open space she can get a grant to buy. Worried yet? 


Debatable                                                                     1-15-2016

                   It's appropriate to open with mention of the tragedy that occurred in town last night. 

                    I didn't know the family that lives in that home or the victim of the accident, but they are our neighbors, and that matters. This was a very tragic and sad incident, and I hope that those of you who are believers will pray for the strength and comfort of the survivors. Too often, we fail to remember how such an event impacts the First Responders.  Our police, firemen, and EMTs are affected deeply by all deaths, but especially by the death of young people. Please remember them in your prayers as well. 


                     The Republican Debate last night was the best one so far. As we all knew from the beginning, this is a race between Cruz and Trump. The others will drop out one by one, as they have been, and should be. Overall, the candidates did a very good job with the exception of Governor Kasich and Dr. Carson. Kasich is dull in general, and he repeats what appears to be his only , notable accomplishment, over and over again. We are all now very aware that he saved the economy of Ohio and created jobs for the residents.  This is admirable, but far from enough to make him presidential material.

                       Dr. Carson is a dignified man and a genius in the medical field. If someone I loved needed brain surgery, I would hope their surgeon would be half as intelligent and capable as Dr. Carson. However, being a Chief of Surgery and a Commander in Chief are very different things, and Dr. Carson has no experience in running a country, a state, or even a city. He is very weak on foreign policy and tends to be a bit of a bleeding-heart, which America cannot afford right now. He flip-flops on Gun Rights and Healthcare and that's scary.

                        Chris Christie did extremely well last night, but he is the Governor of NEW JERSEY, the 3rd most liberal state in America. He too, has flipped his opinions since deciding to run for president, and as Ted Cruz stated during the debate, a candidate would have to be "Clinically Insane" to oppose Gun Rights while running for office. Jersey has some of the toughest and most unconstitutional gun laws, just behind New York and California. Christie just cannot be trusted. 

                          Jeb Bush is the mainstream, GOP ideal, which is a Red Flag in itself. I find him to be a very refined gentleman, and he is very appealing as a person. He is gentle, but he is also weak and almost TOO nice. He lacks the strength and fire America needs to come back from 8 years of the Obama administration. Besides, it's time for the Bushes and Clintons to step down and just go AWAY, already. 

                          Marco Rubio is an ass, plain and simple. He is a typical young, hot-shot, full of himself and cocky as hell. He and Rand Paul have a lot of growing up to do before they're ready for Prime Time. Paul didn't even bother to show up last night because he didn't have the ratings to stand with the top seven. One journalist described it as, "Rand Paul picked up his toys and went home ".  Pretty accurate. Rubio is another flip-flopper who is telling the people what they want to hear, but if elected, he would be singing a completely different tune than the one he is whistling right now. He is especially unstable on immigration, and that too, is a huge concern. I do have to give him a lot of credit for his unedited attacks on Obama, though. 

                           For me and my family, there is only ONE candidate, and believe me, we have done a LOT of research, tons of homework, and had long and deep discussions. There are so many things to consider whenever it is time to choose a candidate, but it has never been more important than it will be in November of 2016. One more DAY of Democrats in control is more than America can tolerate and survive. Still, we cannot be careless and elect the wrong Republican either, and there are a lot of wrong Republicans. Trump is the wrong Republican.

                           I know I have said these things before, but I don't think they can be said often enough or strongly enough. Trump's supporters, and there are MANY, are falling into the trap that has been set by traitors and tyrants for centuries. Empty promises given to desperate, vulnerable, and exhausted people.  Trump is loud, he's brash, and he has no filter, and sometimes, that is a good thing. He is a useful Idiot, handy when it comes to showing the other candidates what the American people are most concerned about and most desire in the next president. He is anti-Political Correctness and tells it like it is, which is refreshing and admirable, to a point. He is however, hardly presidential.

                           Problem with Trump is, that he doesn't mean half of what he's saying. He claims to be 100% pro-Second Amendment, yet just a year ago, he was speaking out in favor of more gun restrictions. He has always been Pro-Choice on abortion, and a supporter of Universal Healthcare, but NOW he is saying the opposite. He is attacking Cruz on citizenship, even though Cruz has already been cleared as eligible since he was born to an American citizen. I don't remember hearing Trump or any Democrat questioning the FACT that no one could prove the birthplace of Barack Obama,(and STILL haven't), or that his alleged father was not American-Born. OR that he has the Social Security number of a dead, Connecticut resident. Yet the Dems have already filed a lawsuit to confirm Cruz' eligibility. (Trump's own mother was not American born).

                            Trump is also attacking Cruz for his mis-filing of a financial disclosure. This too, has been openly investigated and proven to be a matter of the disclosure being MADE, but being made on one form and not a second. No one has attempted to hide the details of this matter, and no one had a private server and hid thousands of classified emails, either. 

                             Now, Cruz made a comment that has liberal New Yorkers gagging on their tofu burgers. He criticized "New York Values". He was of course, referring to New York City liberals and liberal politicians, and Cuomo in particular. As a New Yorker, I am not in the tiniest bit insulted, because Cruz is RIGHT. NY politics SUCK and we are the MOST politically-corrupt state in the country. FACT ! It is an embarrassment to New York Conservatives to even admit we live in a state where the Governor says we have no place. Those who could afford to get out of here, have done so. If my family could afford to simply pick up and run, we would do so, too.

                              Cruz DID apologize for the comment today, but he directed it at those of us who feel enslaved by the liberal politics and unconstitutional, tyrannical governor. He made no apology to the liberal politicians themselves, nor SHOULD he. They are deplorable and they have destroyed this once-glorious state. The NY Daily News has made no apology for it's disgusting front page today. 

                               Cruz thus far, has made little attempt to give Trump the shots that he receives FROM Trump, because Cruz has CLASS. He is what he is, no flip-flopping, no compromise. He is 100% Constitutional, totally moral, and a brilliant scholar. Even Liberal professors who taught him in college have called him the "Smartest Student" they ever had. Despite being a genteel type of man, he is strong and unwaveringly patriotic. He knows what needs to be done to rehabilitate this country and he can actually DO it. He says what he means and means what he says and will never be the lawless despot we have become so accustomed to. He is not a billionaire, and he is not married to a woman who acted in gay-porn movies, as Trump is. 

                                Maybe as the caucus draws nearer, Cruz will use some of the huge stores of ammo he must have against Trump, but I don't think he will need to. Trump will destroy himself, and in fact, he was booed during the debate last night. SOME people are finally beginning to see through the side-show that is the Trump Campaign and realize that we need a REAL man to lead us back to greatness. We need to restore dignity and pride to the office of the President, and Trump cannot do that. ONLY Ted Cruz can do that. It's the difference between a Leader and a Loudmouth. 


Cable and Conspiracies                                           1-17-2016

                 There are a lot of signs that we are getting old. For instance, I see the kids my son went to school with and I am shocked by the fact that they are grown men and women with kids of their own. I still see them in my mind's eye as grade-schoolers and gawky adolescents. 

                  Another sure sign is when you notice that you are bothered by little things that never seemed to matter much till now. I am not a big fan of television and I haven't been in a movie theater in years, BUT, I do have a few T.V shows that I am absolutely loyal to and try to never miss. One of those is Scorpion on Monday nights. Yes, it is far-fetched and jumps the shark on a regular basis, yet the relationships among the characters give me great joy. Same with Criminal Minds on Wednesday nights. Lastly, I LOVE "Madam Secretary" on Sundays. 

                  Three shows, that's about it, and I don't think it's much to ask for at $70.00 a month for cable service.  Archie, at almost 82, is a TV and movie addict and the television MUST be on even if he is not in the room or even in the house. So, though I don't watch much TV, I hear more of it than I care to. When I made my Charter payment this month, I was a little irked at the fact that they have raised their fees twice in the past year. My bill for basic cable has gone from $53 a month, to $63, and now it is $70. 

                   I haven't seen any increase in the number of channels or quality of programming to go along with the price hike. So I've been taking notice this week of what we are getting for our money. It ain't much. Approximately one-third of the available channels are devoted entirely to sports, so no one in my household watches those. There are channels that view nothing but half-hour commercials. Then there are the trash-tv channels, the ones that carry programming such as Real Housewives, My 600-Pound Life, Little People, Ax Men, Alligator Hunter, Say Yes to the Dress, etc. 

                   Many channels show nothing but repeats of the same out-dated shows, over and over. Even the Big Three are worthless much of the time, pre-empting the few decent shows in favor of a football game that can be viewed on 30 other channels, or changing the scheduling of prime-time shows at will . It would be frustrating even if we were paying $35. a month for the privilege, but $70? Not acceptable. If it were not for Archie, I would cancel the service and stream my three favorites online. 

                    Maybe satellite is better, I don't know, we can't get it due to the trees that surround us. So I got to wondering, with today's amazing technology, why is it that cable subscribers don't get to choose what channels they would like to receive? Imagine how nice it would be to be given say, 60 channels, and a list of three or four hundred stations to choose from to fill those 60 slots? Personalized Cable Service. THAT would be worth $70. a month to me, and to a whole lot of other folks, I'm sure. 

                     Fairpoint internet service is no winner either. It's slow, far too expensive, and forces us to pay for telephone service that we do not want, use, or need. How is that okay ? It's theft. Thanks to our former local officials, we in New Lebanon are locked-in to services that have a monopoly on our valley. In New Lebanon, we have no access to lower-priced deals from competing companies that offer packages that provide TV, Internet, and telephone services for one, reasonable price. In many cases, it is less than we are now paying JUST for internet alone. 

                     So, that's my cranky-old-lady rant for the week. Am I alone ?



                      Americans are too trusting for our own good.  

                       We believe what our parents tell us, what our teachers and friends tell us, what cops and judges tell us, and what the Media tell us. Far too many, believe what the government tells us. 

                        There was a time in America not all that long ago, that we COULD trust, a time when friends, educators, and the media were far more trustWORTHY  than they are today. The government however, has never been trustworthy or transparent. Government has more secrets, control mechanisms, and evil intentions than most of us are even capable of considering.  Far too many people have long held to the belief that, "The government would never do that to us ".  They have, they are, and they WILL.

                         Since 2008, millions of us have broken through the bubble of false security and actually made the effort to become more informed about the heinous acts perpetrated by our government against its own citizens. History is IMPORTANT in predicting the future. As government has been allowed to grow exponentially beyond its Constitutional Limitations, so have the usurpations, oppression, political crimes, and outright tyranny. We are a point that has not been seen since America's infancy, and that was a time that resulted in a revolution. 

                          Though millions of Americans are waking up and taking action, speaking out and attempting to warn others, all they have gotten for their efforts are negative labels. These good and well-intentioned people are called "Extremists", "Home-Grown Terrorists", and "Conspiracy Theorists". In today's America, telling the truth and exposing the facts makes one a target and a traitor. Can you say, "Edward Snowden "?  ARE we the traitors, or are those with the evil agendas and the power to manipulate the media and the minds of the masses, the REAL traitors? Is not the twisting and witholding of truth, tyranny? 

                         Have you ever heard of a place called, "Bohemian Grove" ? How about these things: "Operation Northwoods", "Gulf of Tonkin", "Cloward-Piven", "MK Ultra", or "Cognitive Dissonance" ? Every one of these things are or were, government secrets kept from the people not for OUR protection, but for their own.  Hopefully, you have all heard of the Illuminati and the Bilderbergs, and just about everybody has an opinion about the CIA.  Are these organizations merely harmless clubs and agencies, or are they even more evil than popular rumors suggest? 

                         What about GMOs, Chem Trails, Fluoride, Vaccines, etc.? Is the government deliberately endangering the health of the people to achieve the elitist dream of depopulation, or is it all over-reaction and Tin-Hat theories ? ARE U.N Forces preparing to replace our American Police Officers, or is it that just the talk of paranoid preppers? Exactly what WOULD the government do to us, and why? How do we separate fact from fiction and what are our options once we learn which is which? 

                         Those of us who have investigated and studied these issues for years, still have differing opinions about which are valid and which are not, so the best we can do, is look closely at the SOLID EVIDENCE and use it as an assist in evaluating the info that is not as solid. 

                          Some government agencies and operatives excel at secrecy and discretion while others like the DOJ, are buffoons. Sandy Hook is a perfect example of lack of proper planning and teamwork. A Golan-Globus, Class B movie would have been more convincing than the Newtown Hoax. 

                          So, this year, I'm going to spend some time posting about the lengths to which our government will go, has gone, and IS going, to control the perceptions of the people. Then if you are so inclined, you can research some more for yourselves and form your own opinions. 


Is Trump a Schizophrenic ?!                                        1-18-2016

                       For months now, Trump has repeatedly stated that he thinks Ted Cruz is a very nice man. That's true, Cruz IS a very nice man. Yesterday, Trump was a guest at a barbecue at the home of Scott Walker. 1500 people attended the picnic and were present when Trump said the following:

 "Ted Cruz is NOT a nice man, he is nasty. He's a horrible man and nobody likes him and he has no friends ".   LOL!!  First of all, it sounds to ME that now that Trump has attacked Cruz on his citizenship and Cruz has finally fired back, old Donald can't take the heat. The fact that Cruz is rising steadily in the polls has Trump more than a little unsettled as well. 

                       Secondly, this is a campaign for the highest position in American government, it is NOT a popularity contest. Like-ability should not be one of the requirements for this position, but human nature being what it is, it does factor in. A LOT. I don't like Trump, but I DO like Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, yet I would never vote for any one of them unless it comes down to one of them against Hillary or Bernie. I don't think it will. 

                        We cannot afford to risk the future of our country, our kids, and the entire world by voting for another Idiot leader because we like his suits or his flashy smile. America needs a leader of substance and consistency, not another braggard billionaire who will do nothing but blow smoke up our butts. We need a president who knows, respects, and obeys Constitutional Law, does not aid and abet or negotiate with our enemies, and will finally close our borders and enforce existing immigration laws.

                         Our next president must restore our military to its former strength, rein-in wasteful spending of our tax dollars, and bring manufacturing back to our own soil, and establish truly FAIR trade. We need a leader who sincerely loves and is proud of America and takes no crap from the piss-ants like Iran, Syria, North Korea, and savages like ISIS and Hamas. A strong man who will say exactly what he means and do what he promises. If he draws a Red line, he must ENFORCE that Red Line.  We must have a man who will abolish the IRS and implement a Flat Tax, making the playing field a fair place for individuals AND businesses, allowing business to grow and jobs to be created. 

                          Our welfare and entitlement system must be completely over-hauled and Obamacare MUST be repealed. Does it matter what this man looks like or how he dresses, how much money he has or hasn't got in the bank, or is it more important that he be a man who is what he appears to be and will LEAD us back to our former glory ? 

                           At this point, we all know that the next president will not be a Democrat. The Dems have no electable candidate. Sanders is another, rich old fart and a self-proclaimed Socialist. He dares to stand on the debate stage and criticize Slick-Willy Clinton for his misadventures with women, but there was no mention of the paper Sanders wrote about how to seduce underage girls. Hypocrite. 

                            Hillary of course, cannot avoid arrest forever. Been to see the movie, "13 Hours" yet?  I hear it's a Must-See for anyone who is even considering voting for the old battle-axe.  Wouldn't it be interesting if Hillary somehow becomes the Democrat nominee, then around mid to late summer, the FBI comes along and drags her away in handcuffs?  LOL!! I would absolutely LOVE to be there if that happens and it MIGHT. So what would happen next? Would Sanders fill her role, or would some other, ultra-liberal like Elizabeth Warren take her place? 

                             No, the Dems have zero shot at taking the White House again in 2016, and many Dem voters will be crossing the aisle and voting Republican this year, especially if Trump is the candidate.  He is after all, a liberal at heart. Just this morning, before Britain banned him from their country, (yes, you heard me right), Trump said that the Clintons have been his friends for years and he thinks they are really good people. LOLOL!! REALLY, Donald? Are you really that naive or is this a reminder of where your loyalties TRULY lie? 

                              Next weekend, Scott Brown will be hosting a second barbeque with Ted Cruz as Guest of Honor. I seriously doubt that Cruz will retaliate against Trump and say something horrible about him at this picnic. He won't mention Trump's life-long alliances with Liberals, or his past as a Democrat, or his many wives, or the fact that his present wife is an actress in gay-porn films. Trump is Crass, Cruz is Class. 

                               Here's a good question; Do people who are ultra-wealthy like Trump and the Clintons, really HAVE true friends? How do they know? Don't all wealthy people have an abundance of false friends that are riding their coattails or looking for something? It's a lot like being the only kid on the block with a swimming pool, super-popular in summer but lonely once it snows. 

                               One of the best and most memorable compliments I have ever received, came from a wealthy and powerful man that I helped a few times with political issues. He told me that I was the only person he had ever known that helped him just because it was right and because I was his friend, and asked for nothing in return. I found that to be a very sad revelation, but still a wonderful Thank You. It's not hard to be a true friend and to give with no expectation of repayment.  Being rich is not all it's cracked-up to be. Sometimes it's a lot better to have a one-dollar bill than ten dimes.



                                 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 87 years old today. I think of him often, and I wonder what race relations in America would like like today if he were still alive.  What would his opinion of our first, mixed-race president be ? If I could spend one day with three people of my choice, it would be, 1) Ronald Reagan, 2) Martin Luther King, and 3) Benjamin Netanyahu. 

                                 Imagine the answers, advice, and direction I could come away with ? If we could all look to the character and integrity of these three men and follow their examples, the world would be a far better place.  Choose your heroes wisely and your candidates carefully. 


 The State of THIS State                                                    1-22-2016

                     Unfortunately, I have to open tonight by announcing another loss of a local resident. Lester Gallup passed away today, and he will be missed. Please keep his wife Loretta and their children in your prayers. 

 Visitation: Hall and Higgins in Stephentown at 2 p.m on Tuesday, 1-26. Funeral to follow at 3 p.m.


                      New York is a beautiful state. There are places upstate that are so gorgeous, it takes your breath away to look at them. So why are so many families and businesses packing up and leaving in droves ?  Well, where do we BEGIN ?

                       New York City is about 50% of the problem. A city of that size and with that large a population could not possibly be anything other than a tremendous drain on the rest of the state and its vital resources. NYC is a gluttonous monster. City dwellers argue that NYC also creates a tremendous amount of money FOR the state, and that's true, but how much of the city money actually makes it upstate compared to the bite taken by the city of upstate's apple?

                       Personally, if given the choice, I would prefer to live in an economically depressed, rural town and have the city folks and their money STAY in the city and out of our backyard. In 2014, some grassroots groups joined forces to start a movement to separate the city and upstate into two states. Great idea, and if I thought it could actually be done, I would support it wholeheartedly. Realistically, I don't see it as ever being a possibility, and even if it were, it would take many years to implement.

                       New York residents pay the highest taxes in the free world. We live under more unconstitutional laws and unfunded mandates, and have some of the worst infrastructure. Our governor is a Liberal Tyrant who follows Obama's lead of abusing his office and executive orders.  We have Common Core in our schools and a state government that believes that Christians and Conservatives have "No Place in New York".  Then they take offense when Ted Cruz makes a comment about "NY Values" ?! 

                       We have legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, the Safe Act, and are denied access to affordable Life Insurance policies that are available to Americans in other states.  We have so many ridiculous and oppressive laws, that we can no longer even leave our vehicles running in our own driveways on a cold morning without risking arrest ! The list of despotic laws and regulations in New York grows every, single day. New Yorkers are the least free, least "Sovereign" people in America and we just accept that as "Normal " ? 

                        On today's news, another N.Y "First" was revealed, and it is the icing on the same-sex wedding cake. We will now be the first state in the country to provide "Legal Defense Centers" for "Illegal " immigrants. Apparently, our state government believes that illegals have a "Right " to be protected from discrimination in housing and employment, that they have the "Right " to free legal counsel and defense, and protection from domestic abuse situations and immigration issues. 

                         So let me get this straight; If someone crosses our border, they make themselves an instant felon, but certainly NOT instant citizens. Exactly how is it that these criminals are immediately entitled to Constitutional Rights and protections ? They are entitled to NOTHING, and as criminals and non-citizens, they HAVE no RIGHTS here. We have NO obligation to provide them with anything other than a free trip back to where they came from. If they return a second time, we have the obligation to the AMERICAN people, to lock the immigrants up and toss the keys.

                        There are 750,000 illegal immigrants in N.Y ALONE. The taxpayers of this state are paying for the support of these illegal criminals. They receive free or nearly-free housing, food, medical care, and education for their children. NOW, they will also receive free legal defense and protection of their "RIGHTS" ? I repeat; "they HAVE no RIGHTS until and unless they enter America LEGALLY, become citizens LEGALLY, and ASSIMILATE to our culture and obey our laws".  

                         Can YOU  get free legal assistance as a working, self-sustaining, legal citizen? If YOU committed a felony, would the government reward you with free food and subsidized housing, or would you get a roof and regular meals in the state pen? Deporting illegals is expensive, but not nearly as expensive as it is to feed, clothe, house, and educate them. Deportation is far cheaper than providing free healthcare to non-citizens and now, free legal services to millions of criminals who have also caused a terrifying rise in our crime rate, unemployment, and gang activities and violence.  It is costing us a fortune, and now Obama wants to add Syrian refugees to the mix. Just this week, he officially threatened to cut off all federal funding to any state that refuses to accept these Syrians. 

                          If New York's Liberal officials really gave a damn about this state and its people, if they really wanted us to succeed and to draw businesses, they would ease our tax burden by eliminating the leeches on the system, not kissing their criminal as_es on OUR  dime !!            It is absolutely appalling that we as sane ,mature, American adults would accept such abuse by our elected officials, our "EMPLOYEES". This is SO typical of state and federal-level Democrats. They drain the lifeblood of the hard-working and law-abiding in order to fund the illegal, the criminal, the depraved, and the useless. 

                           Years of liberal Democrat policies and their "GREAT IDEAS" have given us Detroit, and Chicago. They gave us groups like "Occupy" and "Black Lives Matter". They gave us poverty and joblessness. They gave us social depravity. To my liberal friends and acquaintances; How about you admit it, finally, that your party is no longer the Democrat Party of JFK. It is now the New America/Communist Party. The GOP ain't much better. Vote Conservative. 


Bailey and the B.L.M                                                   1-27-2016

                     Yesterday was not a great day. Attending a wake or funeral is never pleasant, even if the deceased was very elderly and had lived a good, long life. Rest easy, Lester. 

                      From there, it was off to run monthly errands, another unavoidable chore I don't particularly care for. It just never goes smoothly no matter how much you plan ahead, and what should take 2 to 3 hours, ends up taking twice as long. For the past six weeks, I've been engaged in two tough projects, one that is physically demanding and one that is mentally and emotionally exhausting. I am very, very tired. 

                       So it was with great relish that I looked forward to a quiet evening at home last night to recharge a little. It was not to be. My son was here with his young dog Ruger, and the two dogs played a while as usual. Bailey always quits first, due to her many physical issues, but last night, when she had enough of Ruger and flopped down on the floor, my son noticed that she had a raw swelling on her belly. 

                        Bailey is an American Bulldog that we rescued from Louisiana a little over 2 years ago. She was severely neglected and had spent three of her seven years, tied to an 8-foot chain with little shelter, junk food, no veterinary care, and no attention. She came to us with Heartworm, Hookworm, Flea Infestation, Joint Issues, Eye Infections, and severe malnutrition. Worst of all were the extensive mammary tumors. Despite all this, she is the sweetest soul, and has never had an accident in the house, chewed anything that wasn't hers to chew, and has never shown aggression to anyone. She is a delight. 

                          Being the most expensive, "FREE" dog I have ever owned, Bailey is worth every penny of the endless vet bills we've incurred. As a typical Bulldog, she is no dynamo and has gone from emaciated to corpulent, like the rest of the family. She has permanent heart damage and a cough from the worms and her tumors are so numerous, that the vet recommended that we simply monitor them and not put her through the major surgery that removal would require. He also told us that the tumors would return anyway, and he had seen them come back in as little as a week after removal! Now we had an infection, combined with a slightly more frequent cough, and I was alarmed. 

                            I called the vet and he recommended we bring her right in. To make a long story a little shorter, Bailey is now being treated for the infection, but her prognosis is very poor. We are now essentially in Hospice-Mode, and the entire family is devastated, especially my husband, who literally dotes on Bailey.  Me? Well, I am the family rock and always have been, not by choice but because it's just always been that way. I am crushed, but I'll do my grieving in private, when everyone else has been consoled and gone off to bed. 

                           Bailey will be our 6th dog loss in 4 years. My son lost one to old age and one to cancer. We lost two to old age and one to cancer. Dog lovers have all experienced the agony of losing these pure-hearted companions, yet we continue to subject ourselves to it over and over, because let's face it, life without a dog or two isn't life at all.



                              The increase in recent years of Canine Cancers is attributed mostly to commercial dog foods and vaccinations. As we have lost, we have learned, and the only vaccinations we accept now is the Rabies shot, and only because it is required by law. We also never feed dog food, but instead, we feed the Raw Diet. It was too late for Bailey, the damage had been done long before she came to our family, but we feed her raw anyway. 

                               Please look into what "People" foods are okay for dogs and which are not, and avoid grains and dairy. Never buy treats made in China. If you are interested in feeding the Raw Diet, I recommend this site: www.Leerburg.com. Our Best Friends don't live long enough, but we can keep them healthy longer with the right diet.


                                           THE  B.L.M

                                 As you all know by now, the Oregon Standoff is all but over. It did not end well, but it could have been far worse. 

                                 For many years, Ranchers in America's West have been under assault by the Federal Government. For numerous reasons, the feds have decided that the open ranges, grazing lands, and our purest waters should be possessed and regulated by THEM. Our Founders, all men of great intelligence and foresight, anticipated such over-reach just as they anticipated the attempts to disarm the people.  So they provided protections within the Constitution to keep these lands forever in the hands of the states in which they lie and to the people of those states.

                                 The Federal Gov. has NO right or claim to these lands and their illegal oversight of them is in direct conflict with Constitutional Law. Not that our government allows the Constitution to stand in their way anymore.  Why is it that these tyrants feel the need to control public land? Well, the list is vast, but here a just a very few reasons:

 1) Big money, Green Energy projects for politicians and wealthy elitists who are invested in these alternative power agendas.

 2) Control of the purest water for use BY the elite.

 3) Mineral Rights.

 4) Future Home and Recreation sites , and defensive, Bunker-Style "Safe Zones" for the very same , privileged few. (This is a piece of the Agenda 21 program that is closely connected to the Sustainable Cities and Excessive Conservation plan.)

 5) For Government-Run  Ranches and Farms and water allocation.

 6) They want the land because they want it, and they can take it.

           The list goes on forever, and none of it is good for the average American.

                         Independent farms and ranches are not a part of the Bilderberg, Socialist-Communist future. One need only to look into the Stone House Farm story in southern Columbia County to see the agenda. American Patriots, the well-informed and Constitutionally aware, know all too well exactly what is going on and WHY. Which explains the occupation of the Malheur reserve by the Militia. These very brave citizens stood up and took action to remind the government that the lands are not THEIRS, but that they belong to the PEOPLE, and that we will not simply hand over these vital sites. 

                        This was an example of our First Amendment right to peaceful protest and the redress of grievances. Yet it was painted by the liberal media as an invasion and a dangerous resistance movement. It indeed WAS a resistance movement, and a necessary and justified one. At NO time, was there ANY violence perpetrated by the occupiers and no damage to the property or buildings. 

                         Rather than shed light on the core of the issue and share the truth with the American public, the media paid little attention and refused to speak of the facts behind the effort. While good, honorable men and women stood for the right to ranch and farm and use our public lands as they were always intended to be used, the media demonized them as extremists and criminals. Those with short memories have already forgotten the Cliven Bundy matter in Nevada two years ago, and the involvement of Harry Reid and his son, assisted by the Obama administration. 

                         Land Grabbing by our government has become a very serious issue since Obama took office. We have had the problem for years, but like many other frightening, unconstitutional assaults on our freedoms, it has never been as prolific as it has been since 2008. The Bureau of Land Management has NO right to exist and NO right to threaten the American people or regulate our lands. Much like the EPA and EnCon, these agencies are redundant and tyrannical. They have become small armies for the use of a president and his cronies that think we live in a monarchy and they should control every aspect of our lives and livelihoods. If there are extremists at work, it is not the Militias, it is the government.

                         Yesterday, the Organizers of the occupying militias, Ammon and Ryan Bundy and several others, were enroute to a meeting with local residents to discuss strategy and how to bring the truth to light. On their way to this meeting, they were literally ambushed  by FBI and State Police. The media will not say who fired the first shot or why, but people ON the scene have reported that the shots were fired by Law Enforcement in response to "Verbal" resistance from militia members. I have friends and contacts from NY State that are inside this occupation and believe me, they are far more reliable than any arm of the media or government. They are also far more honorable and less likely to incite violence. There is little question as to who fired those first shots and wounded Ryan Bundy and killed another leader. 

                          This was a clear-cut case of government oppression and of a Police State. Those who fired their weapons should be charged with Assault and Murder, and every Patriot, Christian, Conservative, and Veteran in America should be banging down the doors of the Oregon Capitol. You know it's funny how the ignorant among us are taking to social media and calling the militiamen and the murdered leader the most vile names and stating that they "Got what they deserved".  I have to wonder what they will be saying when the government takes control of our farms and ranches, our water and food, and doles it out as they see fit to whom they choose? 

                           When their children are hungry and thirsty, but the government refuses to help because they have already received their monthly allotment, will they still hate these people who tried to warn them and put their skin on the line to stop it? How much will they hate us Patriots when they can't travel to these lands and show their children the miracle of God's provision? Will they finally "GET IT" and say "Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda"? It won't matter by then, it will be too late. 

                            The haters of Freedom and Independence, those unwilling to work to preserve these precious liberties, those who are SO stupid and misinformed that they will vote Democrat this November, don't understand that THEY will be the very first among us to feel the pain. The complicit are ALWAYS the first to be sacrificed, and history proves it. I hope I live long enough to see these fools get their just desserts. 


    One final thought; Am I the only one who wonders why there were no prosecutions of the people who looted, burned, over-turned police cars, and threw rocks and bottles at police in Ferguson,Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland this past summer? Isn't it odd that none of these violent animals were shot by police or even water-cannoned, but a handful of Patriots in Oregon are fired upon ? I bet you can guess who paid to clean up and repair those cities following the riots, yet there was NO damage in Oregon. Funny, isn't it?


The Purging of the Patriots                                          1-29-2016

                           It has been many years since I was what most folks would call, "Social".  Like many of us, I've learned the hard way to be wary of people and to keep my circle small. 

                           Still, I have always managed to retain a small spark of hope for humanity somewhere deep down in my soul. I WANT to believe that  most people still have goodness inside them and that conscience and compassion can triumph over evil and apathy, but it just isn't so anymore.

                            This week's events have cut me to the core. I have spent many hours with my few, trusted contacts, poring over the available evidence of what occurred in Oregon on Tuesday. Our yet-to-be-confirmed conclusions have devastating implications. The unconstitutional actions taken by our government and law enforcement indicate a very dark future for America and her people. That small spark of hope I still had on Monday, has now been extinguished. I feel forever changed, and it is not a GOOD feeling at all.

                              Having watched the shooting of Robert LaVoy Finicum at least 50 times and analyzed the events second by second, there is no clear conclusion that can be reached at this point. I have posted a link to that video below, and ask that you bear in mind as you watch it, that those who analyzed this video along with me are professionals, people who have served as soldiers and law enforcement and are very well informed and experienced. 

                               The very first impression most of you will take from watching this shooting is that LaVoy reached for a gun at his waist and was then shot by police. Under ordinary circumstances, this would have been justified, or what we call a "Good Shoot", but these were no ordinary circumstances. There is no audio in this footage as it was probably drone footage, but when we complement it with the fresh and emotional eye-witness account, it gets a little easier to understand. I have posted a link to the audio deposition for you as well. Once we heard the witness description of events, a unanimous decision was still elusive, but our suspicions suddenly gained more credence.

                                Let's first consider the character and reputation of LaVoy. He was a God-Fearing, Law Abiding, Freedom-Loving man that was dedicated to his country and his family.He had been a Foster Dad to more than 50 children over the years and was known and loved for his community service and advocacy work. LaVoy was from Arizona, and had gone to Oregon to support and assist the Hammond Family who had come under assault by the federal government. He was accompanied by the two Bundy brothers from Nevada, whose family suffered a similar trial two years ago.

                                 Due to his experience with grassroots protests, and knowledge of the law and the Constitution, LaVoy just naturally fell into the role of Organizer and Protest Leader, and the Bundys became second in command.  Patriot groups from all across the country came to Oregon to respond to the unconstitutional actions of the government, despite the fact that many locals did not appreciate the huge invasion. Kind of reminds me of Lebanon on weekends. 

                                  The protest got off on the right foot and went very well, gaining media attention and the focus of Oregon officials. Until LaVoy, the Bundys, and a small group of others, splintered off and occupied the Malheur building. Meetings between the protestors and the local officials had been productive, but little was actually being accomplished, so the building take-over was an attempt to move things along. This is a building that sits on a nature preserve and is very rarely used by anyone, but it is considered a "Federal Building", making the occupation a Felony. Let's stop here for a minute.

                                   Maybe it's just me and my passion for a Constitutional Government and a Free America, but in MY mind, this so-called "Federal Building" is no such thing. It is not a Fort, a Capitol, a Municipal Building, or a Military Installation. There are no employees there and no members of the public conducting daily business, and therefore, no one was taken hostage or put in any danger at any time.  The FACT is, that the Malheur Preserve and everything on it, including the main building, are the property of the State of Oregon and the people who live in the state. The Feds have NO right and NO claim to it.

                                   According to the Constitution, the government can claim ownership of the 10 square miles that is Washington,D.C, Military Forts and bases, and official shipping ports, ONLY. They are not allowed by law to lay claim or ownership to anything or anywhere else. Yet the government has held fast to many millions of acres, mostly in the mid-west, and especially in Wyoming, where two-thirds of the land is claimed as Federal Lands. Illegally. It is 100% unconstitutional and criminal. It is theft, over-reach, and tyranny. Hence, the LEGAL resistance by brave Americans who have the guts to reveal the crime and are sick to death of being crapped-on by this government.

                                   So I ask YOU, IS the Malheur station a government or Federal building? No, no it is NOT, and I don't know about you, but I obey Constitutional Law only, not laws made up by people who have no right or power to do so. LaVoy and his fellow protestors were enroute to a meeting with local officials on the day of the shooting. They were traveling in two separate vehicles, LaVoy, Ryan Bundy and two females, one of which was LaVoy's daughter, were in a white pickup truck, and Ammon Bundy and two others were following in a Jeep. FBI and State Police intercepted the two vehicles and the occupants were ordered to come out with their hands raised. 

                                    Ammon and his passengers complied and were taken into custody without incident, but LaVoy and his passengers engaged in a verbal exchange with the police via P.A systems in the vehicles. LaVoy explained that he did not feel safe and intended to proceed to the Sheriff's Office and that the officers could escort them there. The police were not having it, and in most cases, if you have a vehicle stop and the occupants do not comply, the police are justified in pursuit or using necessary force. This was a judgement call for them, and in my opinion, they blew it. 

                                     LaVoy was obviously very concerned for his safety and that of his daughter if he disembarked from the vehicle, so he drove away, intending to drive to the Sheriff's Office as stated, where all would be safe. Moments later, he came upon a road block and was forced to ditch his truck in the snowbank to avoid hitting the officers there. This is where the problems arise. We clearly see LaVoy exit the truck with his arms in the air. There is no question that seconds later, LaVoy is seen reaching for his waistband, and we have confirmation that he was armed and carried his pistol in a shoulder holster. 

                                      It appears that he was reaching for the weapon, but WHY? Why did he startle all of a sudden and drop his arms and position of surrender and go into defense mode? Was he struck by a bullet? Did he hear a shot? Why would a man so proficient in the use of firearms, so knowledgeable about the law and police procedure, and so vastly out-gunned, make such a move?  We know that the police were using flash-bangs and tear gas on the truck and if you look carefully, you can see the snow kicking up around the truck. You also see a hole in the passenger front window where Ryan Bundy was seated. This indicates the use of live rounds. At no time is there any evidence of gunfire coming FROM the truck.

                                       So what was it that startled LaVoy and caused him to respond as he did? It makes NO sense, and with no audio it's akin to assembling a puzzle with missing pieces. Some believe that LaVoy committed "Suicide by Cop" to martyr himself as the first Patriot to die for the cause of Freedom that was so all-important to him. Anything is possible and eventually, more information will trickle out, but will we be able to trust that information? No, I don't think we can. 

                                       We can not and MUST not ever accept anything that comes from the government or their media as truth. If government could be trusted, LaVoy would not be dead. Seal Team 6 would not have been essentially wiped-out, Christopher Stevens and the heroes who tried to save him in Benghazi would be alive, and so would Border Agent Brian Terry. IF our government could be trusted, the People would not be subjected to cruel, mind-bending, False Flags like Sandy Hook. We would not be forced to expose our children to deadly vaccines, fluoride, and GMO foods. If we could trust our government, we would not have to fear terrorists walking freely across out borders, and we would not need to put our very lives on the line to protect the rights of farmers and ranchers from government sanctioned thieves and bullies.

                                       The BLM is ILLEGAL, as are most of the other environmental agencies that exist within the government. The actions taken by the Federal Police against peaceful protestors was ILLEGAL.  Our government is methodically killing its dissenters and Patriots, the very people who love America the most and are willing to risk their own skin to reveal the criminality and stop it.               

                                        This week, we heard the second, "Shot Heard "Round the World ". The media will downplay it and lie about it. Officials will point fingers of blame in the wrong direction and most of YOU, will buy it. As dedicated Americans are labeled as "Militant Extremists" and discredited as angry mobs, 97% of American citizens will say and do nothing. We have come to this point because of the silence of the people, the submission to an oligarchy that millions of men and women fought and died to prevent. Your Freedom is at stake, and you cannot see it, won't admit it, and are unwilling to lift a finger to help those who are STILL willing to die to preserve it.


                                       The government is over-sized and out of control because We the People have allowed it to be, and only We the People can turn it around. When a woman who has committed the crimes that Hillary Clinton has committed can still run for President, we live in a sick society.  When an admitted Socialist can run against her for the nomination, we have a BIG problem.    When you can be arrested for fishing without a license, but illegals can walk into the country with no impediments, we live in a country run by fools and self-serving autocrats.

                                         The media will not give you the facts about what happened in Oregon, not now and not as it unfolds in the days to come, but  I WILL.  It has never been more obvious than it is right now, that America is in peril and that revolution is becoming more and more likely by the day. If you ever intend to do something that matters, something you can be proud to tell your grandchildren one day, the time is NOW. Or, you can continue to live in your bubble of ignorance and apathy and try to explain to them why you did NOTHING, why YOU allowed them to be sentenced to a life without liberty.

                                          If we are cursed with another Democrat president, or God Forbid with Donald Trump, the Closet Liberal, America will be a Socialist country from January 2017, forward. Freedom dies. Liberty dies. Sovereignty dies. The Patriots and the complicit liberals, die. You MUST speak, you MUST protest, you MUST resist, and you MUST vote, and vote intelligently. Vote for a man who truly loves America, who is faithful and honorable. Vote for a man who will truly lead us back to our former strength and glory, back to morality and Constitutionality. It's now or never folks, and you know  that. It's time to search YOUR souls. 


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Chris Anne Hall on the Oregon Shooting