January 2017 Archives


               I wonder if that would really happen?  It's been decades since I've even SEEN any weed, but it's an interesting thought!



   HAPPY  NEW  YEAR!!!!!                                                   1-1-2017



                      The New Year is now 27 minutes old. I am not at all sorry to see 2016 come to an end and a new glimmer of hope on the horizon.

                       The best thing about 2016 being over by far, is that the Obamas will be out of the White House in less than 3 weeks. Just KNOWING that, is like having a 50-pound bag of sand removed from your chest , allowing your lungs to fully expand for the first time in 8 years. Trump may not be the remedy we hoped for, but he absolutely can not possibly be anywhere near as horrible as Obama has been or Hillary WOULD have been. My son and I go back and forth on this, he thinks Trump will be WORSE than Obama and Hillary. I'm not going to say that Trump might not be just another Liberal, but I am at least willing to be hopeful and give him a chance.

                      I think that what  I wish to see the most, is the PEOPLE make an effort to be informed and to hold our representatives accountable.  I want to see the People "Get It" that they are not at the mercy of government and politicians, it is really the other way around, and we have a duty to exercise the power that was granted us by the framers of the Constitution. We can never again, allow an administration to run amok like this one has.

                      This afternoon, I took my husband out to lunch in a small, Massachusetts town.  It's only 25 minutes from here, but it has managed to retain it's old-fashioned, New England, small town flavor and appearance. Their population is probably just about twice what ours is, and the residents are country folks, lots of jeans and workboots, a nice local diner, Community Center, Library, Churches, small businesses, etc. Missing from the picture are the Froo-Froo Organic Eateries, Head Shops, and Tourist Attractions. 

                      I got chatting with the waitress, a woman in her sixties with a bit of a rough edge, but very friendly and personable. She's lived in the town for 40 years and is very happy there, so I asked her if there had been any influx of Liberals from NY City and Connecticut. Had her town experienced any of the bully-tactics from these folks that WE have, attempts to change the government, force Green Agendas, etc. She was surprised, and said, "Absolutely NOT! ".  She went on to tell us that the people in the town would never ALLOW that to happen ! Ahh, and because the residents have resisted in unity, they have been successful in keeping their town whole and strong in it's rural traditions. It isn't an enigma , folks, it's really very simple.

                      Like most small towns in America, newcomers are welcome, but unlike New Lebanon, most of them will fight to retain their country character and object to things that bring in more regulations and too many "Specialty" businesses that attract no one but more city people and tourists. We talked about town and school boards, and how the city people love to gain seats on these boards in order to more easily manipulate the workings of the town and impose more Liberal ideology and control. The waitress actually got a little heated just thinking about that, and again said, "No, that would never be allowed to happen here." She was quite appalled at what has been allowed to happen in New Lebanon. As we should ALL be.

                      The New Year has arrived, our new Town Board has had a full year of successes and made some terrific improvements and decisions. In 2017, we need to see more long-time locals attend meetings and get involved in the workings of the town. We should encourage our teens to attend and to take an interest in Civic Education, and we MUST pay CLOSE attention to what is happening in regard to our land use rules, government grants, Green Programs, etc. We must stand up and say "ENOUGH" to these people who come here and strive to implement restrictive laws and rules, like the "Climate Smart Community " project and tourist attractions like "Behold New Lebanon ". 

                       We MUST see to it that limits are set upon programs like these, as well as the number of acres we can afford to allow to become Tax Exempt via Conservancy Programs. Every time another Greenie project is put into practice, it affects out taxes and our freedoms. Get involved this year.

                        I wish a Happy and Healthy New Year to ALL of you, Liberal AND Conservative, and may we come together in 2017 for the actual GOOD of the ENTIRE town.


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  Organizational  Meeting                                                    1-2-2017


               This was my 10th Org. Meeting. I haven't missed one since 2007, and I have seen some very crazy ones, believe me. 

                I remember some O.Ms that went for almost 3 hours, with arguments and objections re: people selected for appointments and people who were passed over. Yes, there have been some loud and rowdy meetings in the past.  99.9% of the time, the issues were the result of Bruce Baldwin and/or Doug Clark not getting their way. 

                Year after year, I watched Supervisors get beat up by those two, none more than Meg Robertson. I'm told that it was far worse for Eileen Godfroy when she was Supervisor. She was often bullied to tears by certain male, board members.  Colleen will truly be the first female Supervisor that will not be subjected to abuse, because our present board is filled with decent men. I don't believe for a minute, that any one of them would allow another to be out of line with Colleen, and I also think Colleen can hold her own against any attacks if necessary. She IS Irish !

              Chuck Geraldi was the only councilman missing tonight, and there were only 6 members of the public in attendance. Cynthia Creech, Jeff Winestock, Cissy Hernandez and her significant other, Bob and myself. That was it. Odd. It was the most sparsely attended O.M that I have been to. Could be that folks are a lot less worried about the candidates for appointments now that we have a responsible board. There was only one that I would have objected to if I could have, but I have no right or power to do so, and I didn't.  All in all, it's a darn good list of folks !

              The meeting went like clockwork, and it was over in less than an hour. We all got a tour and saw the awesome renovations that the board members and Town Hall employees accomplished over the holiday break. Gorgeous new flooring, fresh paint, repaired holes, pipes relocated to prevent the yearly freezing issues, etc. Terrific work of love, and it's a pleasure to see. Not quite completed yet, but already it is awesome. High-Fives to all who worked so hard! 

             There was only one glitch tonight, and it wasn't really a problem. Apparently, the heating system quit. Yup, the terrific HVAC unit in the new meeting room that is too loud in summer and obviously not operable at all in winter. LOL!! It wasn't uncomfortable in there, but it makes one wonder what exactly we got for all that money Mr. Benson was so anxious to spend. SOOO much money and the board was still forced to pre-heat the room with a blast heater before the meeting tonight. Interesting.

              On the 24th of this month at 6:30, the first Tri-Board Meeting will be held. Town Board, Zoning Board, and Planning Board will all meet together to build better communication. I think this is a great way for things to get done in a cooperative manner and for members of all three boards to build rapport. Not that there are any issues among them now, it's just a smart, new practice that will take place quarterly. Streamlining, if you will. The meeting will be open to the public.

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             Thank you to our highway crews for taking such good care of our roads.


    





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 TRYDA                                                                                1-3-2017



                   Strange word ?  Not really. You hear it many times a day.  It's the way we Americans say, "Try To".   

                    
                     "I'll TRYDA get that done today."   "I'll TRYDA do better."   "I'll TRYDA save more money this year."    Yup, we all TRYDA every day, but how often do we DO what we say we'll TRYDA do? Not often enough.   

                       I have been advocating for my fellow humans since I was just a kid, and in all these many years, I have seen very, very few people that are willing to go out on a limb, even just a few inches, for someone else, if it means making themselves uncomfortable, or inconvenienced. Not many people are willing to take RISKS anymore, or follow through on their promises. I see it as lack of courage and character, as well as selfishness. Others might see it as Playing It Safe.  I ask, "What good is living if you are obsessed with safety ?"

                       If I had a shiny nickel for every time others have promised to stand with me, then left me standing alone, I would be a wealthy woman today. LOL!!  That's no exaggeration, it's TRUE! Kinda sad if you really dwell on it, but why dwell on losers and quitters? Imagine if George Washington, or Martin Luther King, had been quitters, all talk and no walk. Or JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What if Jonas Salk had said, "I'll TRYDA find a cure for polio, but if I have to miss my favorite TV show, it will have to wait." ?

                       When I turned 40, I suddenly realized that my parent's promises of "Life will go by quickly", were all too true. I had done a lot in my life, some I was very proud of, some not so much. LOL!! Yet I wondered why I had not done more, and I thought about all the times I had said "I'll TRYDA" in my life. It was time to change that. It was time to follow through with obligations and promises, or not make them at all. At that point, I had never heard of a "Bucket List", but I decided to make such a list anyway, it just wouldn't have a name. 

                        20 years later, I haven't completed that list, but I've made a LOT of progress and scratched off a good number of TRYDAS. There are some things I've done that I never believed I would or could ever do. Things that required much more courage and assertiveness than I thought I was capable of, but as I pushed myself through the fear and uncertainty, I was surprised to see that I was becoming more and more fearless through the actions I was taking. Sometimes I think that my lack of fear is detrimental, and it probably is, but for the most part, it has served me well, improved my life, and strengthened me for the most difficult battles we face in our lives.

                         We are all capable of so much more than we believe we are. Being Americans, we have the extra advantage of having the Freedom and Right to attempt, say, and do things that people in other places cannot or will not do for fear of government retaliation. Which is why it is SO vital that we protect those rights with all our strength, every day that we live. We can never allow our speech to be suppressed, even if it "Offends" someone. We must never allow our 2nd Amendment rights to be taken away from us, even if some people think we should not have firearms. Every single right and liberty in the Constitution is vital to our freedom and our ability to accomplish things that MATTER. 

                         We're looking at a brand-new, blank-slate called 2017. Opportunities to do GOOD things, to make a positive difference in our society, abound. Whether you approve of Donald Trump or not, let's give him the benefit of the doubt that we gave Obama when he was first elected. Let's "Wait and See".  Decades of Liberal Democrat Leadership have done nothing but weaken, demoralize, and embarrass America and her people. Why not give this guy a chance and see what he does, or does not, DO ? In reality, he is NOT a Republican President, he is a LIBERAL President, who may or may not have come to the center. NONE of us knows for certain what kind of leader he will be, but if he meets both sides half-way, would that be terrible?  

                           All of us need to be willing to step-up this year and DO something to assist in strengthening our country, economically, morally, racially, militarily, and Patriotically. Anything you promise to do, no matter how small, be willing to carry it through. Don't TRYDA do it, just DO it. The changes you will see in yourself and in your life will astound you! 

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                           So, Andrew Cuomo , Bernie Sanders, and Chuck Schumer are following Obama's lead and attempting to cause as much destruction as possible before the new administration takes over. FREE college?  LOL!! Hmm, I wonder just WHOM they think is going to pay for FREE college? Did YOU go to college for free? I didn't. I worked full-time and went to school part-time, while managing to pay rent and utilities on my apartment and upkeep on a car ! At 17 !

                           That should not be a noteworthy accomplishment in America, it should be the NORM. Let's be honest here, college is WAY more expensive than it needs to be, and in most cases today, it isn't even necessary. Bernie Sanders and Cuomo would strongly disagree with me on that, but they're not exactly realists now, are they? Unless you intend to be a doctor, lawyer, or work in technology, you don't need to go into debt for college and pay high interest rate loans for decades. If they really wanted more kids to go to college, they would do something about the costs, make it easier for kids to pay back their loans, and charge tuition on a sliding scale, but FREE? Umm, NO. No one learns responsibility by being given everything for free. That is apparent in the Welfare Society, isn't it?

                           Community Colleges should be low-cost and accessible to all who wish to attend, by using that sliding scale. Private colleges shouldn't even exist, because 95% of them are nothing less than Liberal Indoctrination Centers, and have been for decades. What we NEED, is Trade Schools !!!  Cuomo wants any kid whose parents earn 120,000 dollars or less a year, to go to college cost-free, while those of us who work 40+ hours a week for a 60,000 dollar-a-year income, pay the freight? How does that make sense? How is that FAIR ? Any of you Fairness-Minded Liberals have an answer for that? 

                             My first year as a Police Officer, I made $8500. For one of the highest-risk jobs there is ! Today, 16-year-olds want $15.00 an hour to work the drive-thru window at Taco Bell. Then they want FREE college, too? Is it any wonder we are seeing such weak little wimps among our younger generations? It boggles the mind that people in political offices are that STUPID. Or that devious. So don't just TRYDA object, DO it. 

                              What do you think about Cuomo not giving the State of the State in Albany this year? I know people in the NY House that are livid. Insiders say that Cuomo is doing this so that he can pander to Special Interest and Minority Groups on their home turf, out from under the prying eyes of the general public. Makes perfect sense to ME, knowing Cuomo's black heart as well as I do. Schumer, well, he is just as abominable a human as we could have as minority leader. Worse than Silver ever was. Never forget that Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are thick as thieves, (which they ARE), and that he is a dangerous, sneaky, little man. He is also another anti-Israel Jew. He owns guns and visits the shooting range often, but wants YOU disarmed. The list goes on, and ON.
 
                               On the upside, the new administration is already investigating methods and costs to complete the border wall. I'm surprised, I didn't think Trump would keep his word, but again, wait and see. The bottom line is folks, Trust NO ONE. Trust must be EARNED through actions, not words or empty promises. I've learned the hard way, that what a person DOES is the best indicator of who and what he IS, and words are cheap. Hence, my tendency to vote for Democrats in New Lebanon, but not at the state and federal levels. Character COUNTS, HONESTY counts, and keeping one's word, COUNTS. 

                               Be an Oathkeeper this year, and TRYDA to make a difference for future generations. 



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 Town Board and GUNS, Again                                        1-10-2017



                   Good Evening Fellow Residents of New Lebanon.  I had a whole different blog planned for tonight, but then the meeting got interesting. No biggie, we can start discussing Cuomo and the state of our state tomorrow night. LOL!

                   Tonight's meeting was very well-attended and a bit long. A lot of time was spent on the logistics of the future of Solar Power and Solar Fields in New Lebanon, how to deal with it in reference to Zoning and aesthetics, etc., etc. Very involved but not at all boring. Solar is a very good thing in my own opinion. Even though I am strongly against many environmental projects, solar and wind energy are certainly not objectionable. 

                    Which brings me once again to the "Climate Smart Communities" push by Bruce Shenkar.  Yes, that proposal that was heard and voted against twice in 2016 will be heard once AGAIN at next month's meeting. Why ?  Well, I suspect it might be because there could be some funding for the implementation of the solar project included in the Climate Smart deal. So what does that mean? 

                   I guess it depends on what side of the fence you're on. For ME and others who are plugged-in to the reality of environmental extremism, it is terrifying. Oh it SOUNDS good, as we all like the idea of being responsible with our natural resources and in keeping a clean, toxin-free community. However, the hidden evils are too numerous and oppressive to not be carefully considered. 

                  Government gives NOTHING for NOTHING. Everything it gives, it first TAKES from someone else, and everything it GIVES, comes with a tangled web of strings attached. Grants come with specific requirements and demands, and environmental programs sponsored by ANY level of government, are the worst. Weighing the pluses against the minuses is vital!

                   So let's look at this hypothetically. Let's say that we pass the Climate Smart Communities proposal and it does in fact, provide some funding to help us implement the solar fields. Okay, great. Now, what do WE as property owners, have to do in exchange for that funding? Will we be required to give up our outdoor wood furnaces and put filters on our barbeque grills? Can we let our vehicles run to warm up on cold winter days? What if we have water on our property, and accidentally toss some dead leaves, grass clippings, or branches into the water? What if that water is eroding our property so badly that we are forced to dump some rocks on the banks. Will we be fined for that? 

                   What about people who own livestock and those animals defecate or urinate in close proximity to the water? Will Cynthia Creech be ordered to put catalytic converters on her cow's asses to cut emissions? Don't laugh, they're trying to do something like that in California as I write this! How about trash removal? Will gray water, pesticides and fertilizers, be outlawed?  Will WE be the next town to be forced to get rid of our light-bulbs and replace them with expensive LED bulbs? How about the Speedway, will the exhaust fumes become another issue for Howard Commander? 

                    The list of possible, oppressive requirements associated with the Climate Smart Communities program is endless and I could go on all night, but hopefully, you get the gist. Even certain businesses that we NEED in this town, could be banned. Is a few dollars of funding worth the loss of so much freedom? Do we ALWAYS have to please and cowtow to the Liberals? We have the CDC, the CAC, the EDC, the Zoning Rewrite Committee, the Designated Waterways,the Shaker Swamp Project, and on and on and ON. When is enough going to be enough? 

                    We have a looney woman who thinks our town should be a "Living Museum of Rural Life" , Tree-Huggers who want to dance in circles and beat on drums, kids being taught that the Earth is their MOTHER, transplants who want zero noise and are willing to FORCE noise ordinances on local businesses and residents. We have lost an enormous amount of tax income due to Conservancy Projects and Protection of wetlands as small as 10 feet by 10 feet! We have to work around butterfly habitats, and invade quiet neighborhoods with tourists who want to see a swamp that was never originally a swamp at all. Is anyone else seeing the ridiculousness of all this? Is anyone else wondering what impact all the extra traffic of these visitors coming and going to these "Nature Nazi Sites" is having on their precious bugs and butterflies? GEEZ! ENOUGH already!

                   The Climate Smart Communities proposal has been heard and heard, considered and considered, voted DOWN and voted DOWN. Seriously? We have to sit through this B.S AGAIN in February because ONE man wants it? Go ahead and remain silent on this issue, but don't whine when the regulations come knocking on YOUR door! 

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                   Tistrya Houghtling reported tonight that 16 families and 27 children benefited from the Christmas Toy Collection last month. Awesome! She has now proposed a "Free Store" for an open office space on the second floor of the Town Hall. Donations of clothing,shoes, etc. would be accepted and made available to the town's needy families. I remember when the Congregational Church had it's Thrift Shop, and allowed those in need or anyone who lost items to a fire or flood in their home, to take whatever they needed for free.  It was great, and a lot of people were helped. We NEED something like that again.

                  Tistrya would like to have this up and going in a couple of months from now and it would be a trial run for 6 months. There were concerns expressed that we might run into the same issue of people dumping bags and boxes of junk at the door as they did at the church, but we'll have to wait and see how it goes. Hopefully, that won't become a problem and the Free Store will succeed. Good idea, Tistrya!

                    Jerry Grant has stepped-down from his Planning Board position and he will be missed. There is now an open seat on that board that will be advertised. Monte Wasch of course, already submitted a Letter of Interest as he does for every opening on every board, but the motion to appoint him failed.  No comment, as I don't think I need to say a word about THAT. LOL!!

                     The "Behold New Lebanon" so-called "Mural" has finally been removed!!!!! Praise the Lord! I still feel that they should have been fined for defying the decision of the Planning Board. Anyone else would have been. I could understand that if Behold actually did something good for the town, but that's not the case. 

                     Scott Larabee has also resigned as Recreation Leader in Chief. LOL! ( Gotta rib him a LITTLE!) Scott will be missed there, as he had some really awesome ideas and he was dedicated, but he didn't have the help and cooperation he needed. Now, with his dad putting in fewer hours at the business, he no longer has the spare time. Thank you,Scott, for the hard work and personal time you put in! 

                     I also need to mention Ted Salem and all those who have worked with him to do the difficult research involved in the solar project. It was definitely no small task! 

                     On the 24th at 6:30, the first Tri-Board Meeting will be held with the Town Board, Zoning Board, and Planning Board all meeting together. Open to the public, of course. On the 25th at 7 p.m, there will be a meeting at the High School Library that all veterans and their families should try to attend. New Lebanon is the ONLY school district in the county that does not offer Veteran Exemptions re: School Taxes. There is a surplus in our school district's funds and no reason to NOT offer these exemptions. 

                      Some people are concerned that younger, healthy, employed veterans should not receive exemptions, but that isn't how it works. There are categories, such as Disabled, Senior, etc. The exemptions would be commensurate with the service. In any case, New Lebanon needs to get on board here!
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                       Of interest to holders of Concealed Carry Permits, is the 2017 implementation of a facet of the NY Safe Act that requires all permit holders to renew those permits every five years. Umm, NO.

                         The Safe Act is 100% unconstitutional and the Governor, the Legislature, and the Judges who deemed it Constitutional, all KNOW it is not. It is a blatant violation of the 2nd Amendment, but as long as we have a liberal Democrat as Governor, the Safe Act will never be repealed. So the answer is to dismantle it one piece at a time, and this is one piece that must NOT be complied with.

                         Apparently, this process is the responsibility of the NY State Police, but the article I am posting below claims that the NYSP are not even close to being prepared to carry through.  In any case, the deadline is not until January of 2018, and that is more than enough time to object and delay, or delete, this requirement. 

                          I received my permit in 1980 when I became a police officer, and I have never, ever had an issue or problem. Why then, should I be required to re-certify for something I earned, respected, and responsibly owned for all those years? In reality, the requirement of procuring a permit at all, is unconstitutional. It makes SENSE, for reasons of public safety, that anyone who wishes to purchase a handgun be subjected to a criminal background check, but that is ALL. Renewals? NO. Not unless the permit holder has been arrested or proven to be criminally or dangerously , mentally ill, since first being granted a permit. Law-Abiding, responsible permit holders should not be held to this ridiculous, burdensome, and expensive requirement. Nor should NY Taxpayers be charged with paying for this stupidity. 

                       Madison's Militia is already hard at work in cooperation with numerous other grassroots groups, to STOP this renewal requirement. Anyone interested in assisting or taking part in this effort, please contact me at: PactJJ@gmail.com. We need gun owners to sign the "Non-Compliance Alliance" Petition and distribute it to others. For more details, go to Madison's Militia on Facebook.

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                     It's time to talk seriously about the future of NY, the character of our leadership, and how we can improve this state for ALL residents, not just for the Democrats. I will be meeting with Congressman Faso next month, as well as numerous other, Republican representatives and I welcome the input of others who would like to help affect the change our state so badly needs. 
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 NY State Police NOT Prepared!
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About Andy....                                                               1-11-2017


                   How does a person such as Andrew Cuomo become the Commander-in-Chief of an influential state like New York ?

                    I think the answer to that question is both simple and obvious. Corruption, Cronyism, and Cash. In perusing the list of Cuomo's top donors of recent years, I found it to be far more surprising than I expected it would be.  In fact, I didn't even know that it was legal for some of these groups to make political donations ! Police Benevolent Associations, for one. Fire Departments for another, and the list goes on. If nothing else, the list of donors gives you an idea of where Conservatives should NOT spend or donate their hard-earned money.

                    Considering the shamefully huge sums donated to Cuomo's campaigns, it is little wonder how he manages to be repeatedly elected to public office. There is SO much money involved, that one has to wonder just how many people could benefit from even a small percentage of it. 

                     Like all states, NY has its share of homeless and impoverished citizens, many of whom are Veterans, Seniors, and children, to name but ONE social issue. Instead of funding these needs, millions are spent on cut-throat political campaigns. Wouldn't it be nice if for every dollar donated to these Hate-Fests, one dollar was used to house the poor and homeless? To feed the hungry ? No, this is NY where only Liberal Programs and Special-Interests matter.

                     We have a Governor who came right out and publicly stated that Conservatives, Patriots, and Christians are unwanted and unwelcome in the state of NY ! We ALL heard it, and there is no denying that he said it. In NY State, there is no place for a Moral People.  Cuomo denies that there are two, profoundly different New Yorks. Upstate and Downstate are opposite worlds and he does not concern himself with that reality. No, Mr. Diversity and Tolerance is anything BUT diverse and tolerant. He does not deserve anyone's support, and NO politician of any party, deserves or needs the amount of money they receive for campaigns. We need to demand limits on this insanity.

                     In NY State, there is less freedom than the residents of California enjoy. Our lives and our futures are literally in the hands of NY City, Liberal Democrat politicians and voters and their looney views. There IS an honorable effort in place called, "Divide NY City and Upstate NY". I would LOVE to see that happen and I wish this group the best, but I don't see it ever succeeding. It was for this reason that I declined their request to be their Columbia County Organizer. It just cannot happen. There are other things we CAN do, but that's a story for another day.

                     In the meantime, we should be taking a very close look at Andrew Cuomo and why we must never allow him to be elected to a political office ever again.  I look into Cuomo's eyes and I see, cold, black marbles completely devoid of light and life. I listen to him speak and I hear the threatening shouts characteristic of narcissistic tyrants throughout history.

                     There are many photos and videos of Cuomo back-slapping Catholic Priests and entering and exiting the Catholic Church near the Capitol. Mere hours after these photos were taken, Cuomo was speaking to the public and demanding abortion and same-sex marriage rights. Does it get any more hypocritical? Yes, yes it does!  Andrew Cuomo comes from a long line of old-time La Cosa Nostra thugs. The "Family" structure of the Mafia may be in the past, but the tactics are alive and well. Mix that level of corrupt money and power with a deadly dose of Liberalism and what do you get?  You get New York. A state led by dirty, self-serving,greedy, oppressive, and bully leaders.

                      There are four areas where NY State ranks #1 in the country:

                          1) The Most Politically Corrupt
                          2) The Most Liberal
                          3) The Least Free
                          4) The Least Spiritual/Religious

                        (I didn't even mention the Tax Rate)  These are not MY opinions, these are facts based on 2015 statistics. Look it up. In 2016, for every one person that moved into NY State, TWO moved OUT. The number of people that I know personally who have left this state since 2013 is incredible. They have gone to Tennessee, Kentucky, Idaho, Montana, the Carolinas, and Maine. I have numerous acquaintances that are preparing to leave in 2017 and many MORE who want  to leave but cannot afford to relocate.

                        For Liberals, Millennials, Minorities, Immigrants both legal and illegal, homosexuals and the countless variations of the LGBTQ society, and wealthy Democrats, NY is Nirvana. For Conservatives, Christians, Patriots, Constitutionalists, and what remains of the working, Middle Class, it is HELL. Congratulations Dems and Rinos, mission accomplished! Do you still wonder why it enrages me to see these people invading our rural, upstate towns and imposing their lack of values upon us?

                         When American voters elect bad men like Obama and Cuomo and then actually RE-Elect them, it is a neon sign that American society is no longer a moral, intelligent, or honorable one. It is the result of the failure of our schools to adequately teach accurate American History and Constitutional Law.  It is proof of the failure of our churches and clergy to promote values and traditional family life. The American Left has become the symbol of immaturity, selfishness, weakness, deviance, and ignorance.

                           In 2013 when the NY Safe Act was passed, there was massive outrage from Conservative New Yorkers that were rightfully LIVID about this violation of their God-Given Rights. Not only was the Safe Act forced through via the Message of Necessity that it did not qualify for, but it was passed in the middle of the night without the people or legislators being given any opportunity to read or debate it.

                           The Safe Act passed ONLY because we had a Democrat Majority at the time who did not CARE what was in the law, what it might mean or cost, or that it was an unquestionable Constitutional violation of the 2nd Amendment rights of the people of NY. They would retain their own firearms, their own armed security, and whatever bribes or payoffs they received in exchange for voting with Cuomo.

                           Truth be told, the Safe Act would never even have seen the light of day had it not been for Obama and the 2-hour, dirty deal he and Cuomo made on a cold, gray day on Long Island. Tomorrow night, we'll talk about THAT!
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             I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Allgood, Larkin, and Geraldi families on the loss of Sarah Allgood. She was a terrific lady and I am deeply saddened.
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7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

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by Tyler Durden

Mar 10, 2016 11:55 PM



Millennials.

They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?

Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive to be a microaggression is enough to send them spiraling into a state of mental distress.

It’s time millennials understood these 7 harsh realities of life so we don’t end up with a generation of gutless adult babies running the show.



1. Your Feelings Are Largely Irrelevant



Seriously, nobody who has already graduated college cares about your feelings. That means that when you complain to your boss because your co-worker mis-gendered you, he’s probably not going to bend over backwards to bandage your wounds. Given feelings are entirely subjective in nature, it’s completely unreasonable to demand everyone tip-toe around you to prevent yours from being hurt. The reality is that people will offend you and hurt your feelings, and they won’t stop to mop up your tears because they shouldn’t have to. Learning to accept criticism, alternative viewpoints, and even outright insults will make you happier in the long run than routinely playing the victim card.

 

2. You Cannot Be Whatever You Want To Be



This is a comforting lie parents have started telling their children to boost their morale in school. Unfortunately, millennials are now convinced it’s true, especially as society has now decided to push this narrative as well. The reality is if you’re 17 years old and still can’t figure out basic division, you’re not going to be a rocket scientist. If you’re overweight and unattractive, you’re not going to be the quarterback’s prom date. If you lack fine motor skills, you’re not going to be a heart surgeon. It’s okay to accept that you cannot be whatever you want to be. In fact, once you accept this, you’ll be able to focus on the things you can be — the things you really are talented at.

3. Gender Studies Is A Waste Of Money



You heard me. While some millennials taking useless degrees will claim they’re beneficial for teaching or research positions, the reality is that they just put themselves several thousands dollars in debt to learn how to be a professional victim. While you’re struggling to make ends meet after graduation because nobody who pays more than minimum wage is interested in your qualifications and you’re drowning in student loan debt, be sure to check out the next harsh reality before you start complaining.

4. If You Live In America, You’re Already In The 1%



That’s right. Even though you work at McDonald’s for minimum wage because you got a useless, outrageously expensive college degree, you’re still far better off than the vast majority of the planet. Don’t believe me? Fly to Uganda and check out the living conditions there. Fly to China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and even European countries like Ukraine and Greece, and you’ll quickly discover just how well-off you really are. While it may be cool these days to dump on capitalism, it’s the only reason you aren’t already worse off.

5. You Don’t Have A Right To It Just Because You Exist



That includes healthcare, guaranteed income, and somewhere to live. Just because you’re here and breathing doesn’t mean society owes you anything. Like the billions of people who lived before you, working hard is a better guarantor of wealth and the ability to comfortably take care of yourself than begging society or the government to do it for you. Demanding healthcare be a right, for example, is equivalent to demanding government force the taxpayer to pay for it. While that may seem like a good idea in theory, it only leads to rationing of care when costs become unsustainable, which negatively impacts not just your health, but everyone else’s, too.

6. You DO Have The Right To Live As You Please  But Not To Demand People Accept It



By contrast, you do have the right to live however you please, so long as it’s within the confines of the law. If you want to cross-dress, smoke marijuana, drink lots of alcohol, have lots of sex, and, yes, even go to school for gender studies, then by all means, go for it. Government should not be allowed to legislate people’s behavior as long as it doesn’t infringe upon someone else’s rights, but that doesn’t mean society isn’t allowed to have an opinion. You don’t have the right to demand people keep their opinions about your lifestyle to themselves, especially if you’re open and public about it. I have as much of a right to comment on the way you live your life as you do to actually live it. Your feelings are not a protected right, but my speech is.

7. The Only Safe Space Is Your Home



No matter where you go in life, someone will be there to offend you. Maybe it’s a joke you overheard on vacation, a spat at the office, or a difference of opinion with someone in line at the grocery store. Inevitably, someone will offend you and your values. If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home. Remember, though: if people in the outside world scare you, people on the internet will downright terrify you. It’s probably best to just accept these harsh realities of life and go out into the world prepared to confront them wherever they may be waiting.



   The "Leaders" of Tomorrow !



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 Andrew and Barry Meet                                               1-12-2017



                When Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island, many people were left homeless and destitute.  Disaster assistance and funding was very slow in coming and far from adequate. 

                 Weeks after the storm, Obama made a "Spur-of-the-Moment" visit to the hardest hit areas to see the damage for himself. Cuomo accompanied him on this little trip, but it was too little, far too late for the devastated residents who were too frustrated to listen to any more excuses.

                  Obama did not make this personal appearance to please the victims of the storm, there was another reason for his visit that few people ever considered and are unaware of to this day. Even the Secret Service Agents and NY State Police were surprised when Obama's departure was delayed to allow for a "Behind Closed Doors" meeting with Cuomo. Fewer than a handful of people were privy to what went on in that meeting, and only by an unbelievable stroke of sheer luck, one of those people happened to be a close confidante of MINE! 

                   At first, I was ecstatic to have the story and hopeful that it could be used to stop the Safe Act in it's tracks as well as expose the sleaziness of both Obama's and Cuomo's tactics. An added bonus was that an admission had been made that would finally prove that the Sandy Hook School Shooting was indeed, a poorly-executed Hoax. Talk about a SCOOP ! I could barely contain myself, considering the implications of exposing such knowledge. Then, reality hit.

                   Even though the Safe Act had not yet been brought before the Legislature and this information could keep that from happening, how would we PROVE that what was said, was said? There was no recording of the meeting, and no one who had first-hand information would sign a statement as to what they heard. Can't blame them really, this was no game. So that left ME, and I had received the information second-hand. It would be dismissed as Hearsay. It was one of the most frustrating moments of my life. I had a live grenade in my hands, the enemy in sight, and I could not pull the pin!

                   I have never really tried to keep this information to myself, what difference does it make?  I cannot use it to undo the damage that was caused in that secret meeting. No one can, and that stinks. All I can do is tell the story as it was told to me, advising the reader to bear in mind that it is and sadly always will be, hearsay. If nothing else, it might open some eyes and answer a lot of questions.

                    Andrew Cuomo wants to be President one day. Not yet, but one day. In 2012,he was looking at re-election to the Governorship as his priority. His Long Island constituents were desperate for disaster assistance and looking to HIM for relief. He HAD tried, not because he cared about the plight of the hurricane victims, but because he would need their grateful votes to gain re-election.

                    Unfortunately all-around, 2012 had been a brutal year for weather disasters all over America, and Cuomo was informed that the federal assistance well was dry. As the Long Island victims ramped-up the pressure, Cuomo became more concerned about his popularity. 

                     Obama meanwhile, was intent on disarming as many American gun owners as possible, and ALL of them if he could manage it. Sandy Hook had been swallowed by millions of the gullible, but millions more saw right through the failed attempt to make that stage-show appear real.  Obama KNEW that he had to be quick in using the outrage of the fooled to impose strict gun laws, before the researchers delivered their proof of the hoax, or at least sowed more doubt of it's validity.

                     The immediate needs of both Obama and Cuomo created the perfect storm, one that all the disaster funding in the world could not clean up after. An impromptu, two-hour meeting between these two, evil men,solved both of their problems. Cuomo agreed to force-through what became known as the NY Safe Act in exchange for monetary assistance for Long Island. Cuomo would be a Hero and secure the votes of Long Island Democrats. Obama got NY State to set a precedent and impose draconian gun laws, knowing that almost everything NY did first, was adopted by other, Liberal states. Obama expected Safe Act-type laws to be passed in the majority of states by 2015. The joke was on HIM. That hasn't happened. 

                   Less than two weeks after this meeting, the Safe Act passed, and a hefty check arrived at the Governor's Albany office for assistance to Long Island.  This is how politics work, especially in the Democrat Party. Conspiracies, Cronyism, Corruption, and CASH. 

                  For Obama, the Safe Act Deal and the Sandy Hook False Flag were mere Checkers games compared to the trillion-dollar Monopoly battles he played with enemies of the American people behind closed doors for eight years. He is an evil puppet and Andrew Cuomo is cut from the same cloth. 

                  Many of the people who read this post, voted for them BOTH. More than once! To those people, I pose this question; "What does that say about YOU?"





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 Ladies' Night                                                             1-17-2017


                  In a world that is and always has been, predominately led by men, we too often dismiss the accomplishments of women. 

                  Things have improved exponentially since the Women's Lib movement of the 60s, at least concerning public figures. Historically, strong women like Dolly Madison, Rosa Parks, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher opened doors, and the eyes of the world to the value of women beyond the wife and mother roles. 

                   Women in Hollywood have always been revered since the days of silent movies, and never so much as they are today. That by no means signifies strength or character in female celebrities, it simply indicates that the minds of their fans are shallow and often, empty. Hollywood is over-flowing with deviants, narcissists, and Communists, and it is truly, Sin City. Women like Beyonce, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Rosie O'Donnell, and a host of others are not only abrasive, they are literally disgusting and an embarrassment to decent women all across the country. Hollywood and the music industry have become poisonous in more ways than I care to think about. 

                    Feminism is not a positive for women,either. Most Feminists are loud, aggressive, and repulsive bullies, and I have the same amount of respect for them that I have for celebrities, which is ZERO. We can do SO much better, ladies! Women are key to a strong, moral society, and women of good character can change the world in a heartbeat is they choose to do so! We are nurturers, teachers, nurses, artists, innovators, and fixers. These days, we are also Police Officers, Firefighters, Construction Workers, Mechanics, and Soldiers to name but a few. We can do ALL these things and still raise good kids and be great wives, do the cooking, cleaning, laundry,  yardwork,  and volunteer as "Room Mom" . We've come a long way, baby! LOL!

                   Multi-Tasking is the forte' of the female. As strong and hard-working as most of our male counterparts are, men have one-track minds. One-Job-At-A-Time. That isn't a choice they make, it's just how they ARE. Sadly, much of what we do as women goes unnoticed and under-appreciated. All those "Little Things"  we do repetitively, day after day, to keep order in our lives and homes, are rarely noted by those who benefit most from our efforts. 

                     I happen to be blessed with a husband who is both loyal and respectful, but even he is a typical MAN when it comes to noticing my efforts. He doesn't drink or gamble, he's an excellent money-manager, he's honest, loves the Lord and his country, animals, and FARMING. He has an impeccable work-ethic and if he takes a day off, he must be near death. To those who know him only casually, he appears very gruff and rough-edged, and in some ways, he is. Vocabulary is not his strong suit as he is slightly dyslexic and had zero interest in school. Every minute spent in school was a minute he was not home working the farm with his dad. 

                     Un-polished as Bob is, I'll take him any day over the prissy-boys with their three-piece suits, PHds, and wing-tip shoes. Yes, I have to pick up his dirty snack dishes and work clothes, vacuum hay, corn kernels, and dry manure on a regular basis, ignore it when he mangles my beloved English language, and overlook the fact that the puppy gets a better end-of-day greeting than I do.  It's all good, and I am a much luckier wife than a lot of you would believe.

                      What we women must come to understand and accept, is that men are very basic creatures. Most of their needs are physical with the exception of their need for approval and love, but we ALL have those needs, don't we? We need to stop expecting men to do what they are not capable of. They aren't going to notice your new haircut right away, or that you shampooed the rug, or you're upset that he forgot your anniversary, or that you just need a hug. If you want a guy to "GET IT", you have to hit him upside the head with a frying pan, and TELL him. They are just not wired the same way we are. They don't "sense" things like we do, and they don't understand why we're so emotional or why we have to over-analyze everything. Once we get this and stop expecting him to be intuitive, we'll be so much happier!

                        For the exhausted, multi-tasking, mighty women of the world, I've decided to write a "Ladie's Night" post from time to time. This is the introduction. We have a lot to discuss and a LOT to DO. I welcome stories, anecdotes, and suggestions from my female readers. For tonight, grab a glass of wine or a cup of your favorite tea, get the fuzzy slippers and robe on and snuggle-up with a good read. Always remember that the Nurturer needs nurturing too!


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 FOR CCW PERMIT HOLDERS


            Please read the following Facebook Posts re: the 2017 Safe Act requirement to renew your permits every five years. If your permit was issued in 2013 or earlier, you must renew this year.  If issued after 2013, you will need to renew five years from the date of issue.  The first renewal is free, but after that, there will be a fee to renew. The deadline for this year's renewals is January of 2018, so we have a full year. 

           At the bottom of this page is a copy of the Non-Compliance Alliance petition that you can copy and print to assist your fellow Permit Holders in resisting this requirement. This weekend, I will add a link to the You Tube video we taped at this weeks' Oathkeepers Meeting about this subject. You all have close friends who have permits, so it will be no hardship to fill at least one petition page and email it to me as an attachment, or I will meet you and collect it. This is an important effort in taking down the Safe Act piece by piece. Please engage. 

  Here is the Link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hrFUjt6Ig

 Post #1

CALL TO ACTION FOR NY GUN OWNERS !!!!!!!

Do you belong to a Gun Club, A Pro-2A Group, a large Church, a Veteran's Group , the NRA? Then get busy and start meeting with your peers to commit to non-compliance with the Safe Act Permit Renewals !! Print up a Pledge of Non-Compliance and have every member sign it, then have every one who signed go out and get two friends or family members to sign, and on and on! This can be accomplished in a WEEK if you are serious enough and willing to walk the walk. Make copies of the pledge forms and when you have at least 100 resisters on your list, send me a copy by email. I will compile all lists and hand-deliver them to our Assembly and Senate Representatives and the Media. Let's get to the work of refusing to comply with unconstitutional laws and mandates in NY. Time is of the essence!!


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There is absolutely NO rush to renew your CCW Permits. In fact, there is no Constitutional requirement to EVER do so. In reality, the permit requirement itself is unconstitutional and a blatant violation of our 2nd Amendment Rights in America. I hear and see New Yorkers panicking about the renewal requirement, but remember, we have a FULL YEAR to comply, but WILL we Comply ? No, no we will not.

Madison's Militia has already begun the resistance process by contacting key players in this issue who can and will fight with and for us. BUT, we need YOU, every single gun owner in the State of NY is needed to step-up and join the "Non-Compliance Alliance".

Beginning TODAY, we will be asking Gun Clubs, Pro-2A Groups, Grassroots Freedom Groups, Church Groups, Volunteer Fire Departments, Sheriff's Departments, Oathkeepers, and Veterans to sign the "Non-Compliance Oath". So what is that?

Too many times, we have had friends promise to stand with us and have our backs if we go out on a limb to disobey. Sadly, we find ourselves standing alone and facing consequences individually. For this reason, people are not willing to disobey and face arrest because the numbers are not there. So, that must be remedied.

By signing the Oath, you cement your word that you will join your peers, your fellow Patriots, and your friends in unity to resist the action we all object to. You cannot SAY you will refuse to renew your permit, and then go and renew your permit. If you give your word to not comply, you will KEEP it, because you are a signee of the Oath.

Later tonight, I will provide you all with a copy of the Oath that you can print and use in your group or club. As soon as you reach 100 signatures, forward a copy to me to be added to the Oaths from all other participating groups and eventually presented IN-Person to the NY State Legislature and Media. Keep the filled pages coming, and if we ALL commit to this action, we can reach HUGE numbers by summer.

Things that matter are built one piece at a time, and the Safe Act can be taken down one piece at a time, IF we can manage to overlook our differences and group loyalties long enough to unite and get it done. It isn't a tough effort, but it IS a vital one.

  What is this unnecessary requirement costing NY Taxpayers?? Let's join hands and finally get something done about this unconstitutional law and our Tyrannical, Bully of a Governor!


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This is how we need to approach our battles, and the Refusal to Comply with Permit renewals IS a battle. It's a piece of the WAR on the NY State Government that is stripping us of our Constitutional Liberties. So we have to do it in pieces, so what, as long as we DO it. Let's get those Oath Petitions out to our group and club members and start adding-up the names!



  Post #4

Everybody get their Permit Renewal Letters from the NYSP today? Gun Granni got HERS. LOL!! Upon reading it carefully, several times, I have come to the only conclusion that anyone COULD come to. This is a Special Registry of where every handgun and handgun owner IS in the State of NY. Now why would they need that if they got all that info when we first obtained our permits? Well, a lot of us have re-located to other towns or cities in NY since we got our original permits, BUT, every time we purchase a new handgun, we are required to go through Holy Hell to add it to our permit, and that includes ALL our personal and PRIVATE information!!

Not only is it redundant and wasteful of the taxpayer's money, it is an out and out first step in creating an updated database on all NY handgun owners! Gee, I wonder why the State wants an updated database? The renewal process sounds simple and it probably is, but that doesn't make it Constitutional or necessary. Our first renewal will be cost-free, but ONLY the first one! After that, we will be charged to renew and have our rights violated.

The very requirement of a Pistol Permit is a violation of the 2nd Amendment, but RENEWING every five years ?! Umm, NO! Let's not waste even ONE MINUTE of the year we have to fight this! We have to push back, demand our 2A Rights, and REFUSE TO COMPLY! If we don't stop THIS step, we have no hope of stopping the ones that will follow it. PLEASE cut and paste the Oath Petition from the Madison's Militia Page and fill them up! Every name and every minute, COUNTS.

  

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ATTENTION Non-Compliant New Yorkers! As you know, we are working hard on the Non-Compliance Alliance petitions. Tonight, we gave a presentation on the necessity of resistance to the Permit Renewal Requirement of the Safe Act at the Columbia/Greene Oathkeepers Meeting. This was video-taped and will be available sometime this weekend. One VERY IMPORTANT point I neglected to make in my posts about this effort: If we fail to reach a MINIMUM of 10,000 Permit-Holder signatures, we will scrap the effort and destroy the petitions. We want NO ONE to be targeted, and if we don't have the numbers we need, those who sign may be targeted by Law Enforcement.
SO, MY Oath to YOU , these petitions will be submitted to the legislature ONLY if we reach 10,000 or more signatures. Safety lies in numbers. 
It is VITAL that we fill those petitions and dedicate ourselves to this fight, not because the renewal process itself is such a huge deal, but because of what it will lead to. We have all had more than enough of the violations of our rights and as one man told me tonight, this is creeping encroachment. We have to nip this in the bud. We have a right to say "NO MORE" and we have a DUTY to say, "NO MORE!" Please visit Madison's Militia and copy and paste the petition, then print 'em and fill 'em up! Let's put our foot down now, while we still can.


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AS PROMISED: Here is the Non-Compliance Alliance Petition. Cut, Paste, and Print! Feel free to NOT include your address and phone number, but please include email addresses. If we start tomorrow, we could conceivably reach a few thousand by week's end, and by the end of February, we could see 100,000 or more, but we have to be dedicated to filling these pages with everyone who is willing to sign and carry through on the Oath. When you fill the pages, please email them to me at: PactJJ@gmail.com.



     Also see these important links!



     http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/local-sheriff-taking-issue-with-new-gun-requirement


http://www.restoreamericanglory.com/freedoms/major-gun-rights-bill-headed-for-republican-congress/



     http://libertyunyielding.com/2017/01/13/actually-majority-law-enforcement-leaders-dont-support-draconian-gun-restrictions/




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 Feminutsies                                                                      1-24-2017


              First, a couple of updates.   1) The Tri-Board Meeting scheduled for tonight was canceled due to weather. I'll post the new date when it is re-scheduled.  2) Don't forget the Public Meeting at the High School tomorrow night to discuss School Tax exemptions for veterans.  3) The Non-Compliance Alliance petition for the resistance of CCW Permit Renewals, is now ONLINE.  Go to this link to sign!            https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ny-safe-act-non-compliance-alliance


             Now, let's talk about the Womens' March on Washington that took place this week.  The media has given far more attention and air time to this event than it deserves. 

             In 2013, millions of Americans traveled to D.C to demonstrate in support of of the Right to Life of unborn children. There was NO media coverage. If one wanted to see the photos of the massive turnout, they had to rely on Facebook.  When the Pro-Lifers left D.C that day, they left the grounds as clean as they found it, much like the NY Safe Act Rally protesters did in 2013. We literally policed the Capitol grounds and left them CLEANER than we found them! There was also NO violence, NO arrests, and NO property damage. 

             Have you seen the photos of the desecration left behind by the Womens' Marchers? Don't worry, I posted one for you below. What a despicable MESS! Protest signs and all types of garbage left behind on the ground, just like the Earth Day Parade in NY City last year! These are the Environmental Extremists and Nature Nazis!!! The trash was knee-deep in D.C this week, human and otherwise. Some of the protest signs bore messages so profane and deviant, that a Porno-King would have blushed just reading them! Absolutely SICK. 

            These "women" are not heroes, they are not leaders or trend-setters, they are PIGS, in every sense of that word. They are an embarrassment to decent women and a dangerous example to our little girls.  As our taxpayer dollars are spent to clean up their filth, the media continues to suck-up to these liberal Bimbos with excessive attention.

              When this March was being organized, it was made very clear via Social Media, that NO Conservative women would be invited or welcomed, and those who came uninvited, would face physical ejection. Some women were not at all intimidated by these warnings and showed up anyway, some in Trump hats, others waving the American flag. They were spit on, screamed at, and physically assaulted.  One Conservative with a few extra bucks and a great sense of humor, hired a pilot to sky-write Trump's name above the protesters. LOL!!!  Photos taken at that moment show the "Ladies" holding up their middle fingers. Yup, a real classy bunch of slobs. 

                This protest was advertised as an action for Womens' Rights. Seems to ME that American women have all the rights of every other American, and in some cases, even MORE, like minorities and Special Interest groups do. Those with the least rights in America, are White males.  Especially Conservative, White males. So what was this march REALLY all about? That's easy.

                It was about a couple of things.  
                                1) The insatiable need to continue whining and crying about Hillary's loss and stamp their feet in tantrum for not having gotten everything they wanted. They are SO accustomed to society giving-in to their selfish, immature whims and needs that they are incapable of appropriately dealing with a loss or being told NO. They cannot deal with the FACT that the liberal fiesta is OVER. Now they will actually have to support themselves, pay for their addictions and desires, and Oh No, have to THINK for themselves! Those poor, oppressed and abused butterflies! 

                                2) The MAIN reason for this protest was simply another spoiled-brat demand for entitlements that no one is entitled TO.  These helpless idiots want the government, (i.e the Taxpayers), to foot the bill for their abortions, on Demand. The few who actually get it that abortion is not a form of birth control, want their pill and condoms paid for as well. Ummm, NO! 

                                 Abortion is NOT a form of birth control, it is a savage form of murder. (see: Abortionprocedures.com)  It is NOT the woman's body and therefore her "Right to Choose", it is the child's body and he or she is given NO choice. Birth control is already free for low-income women and affordable for the others. Buy your OWN ! Next thing you know, they will be expecting the government to pay for their face-lifts, hair-color,tattoos, and cocaine. The government has zero obligation to pay for anyone's personal wants or needs. They don't pay for my cigarettes and ammunition, nor SHOULD they! So why should government pay for a woman's IUD? 

                                 If a woman does not want a child and prefers not to use birth control, abstinence is a great and effective option. 

                                  In the case of late-term abortion, not only are they barbaric, they are also unnecessary. If you have carried the child that long, the pregnancy is no longer a secret and nearly complete, isn't giving the child up for adoption the humane and mature thing to do? There are literally hundreds of thousands of decent, childless couples waiting and praying for a child of their own. Why are Common Sense and Compassion so impossible for these liberal women to understand and practice?  WHY do these people have to talk, act, and think like wild baboons that have never seen civilization?  Are we not supposed to be civilized,humane, and decent people in America? We USED to be! 

                                  Once upon a time, America was a lighthouse, a Beacon of Hope to the rest of the world. Liberalism has morphed this great country into a Den of Iniquity. It has robbed us of our pride and patriotism, our loyalty and freedoms, our courage, integrity, and history. We now value plants, swamps, and bugs more than our children, elders, and veterans. We put the "Rights" of enemy invaders before the safety of our own people. We now have indoctrination instead of education.

                                    The Left despises Donald Trump because he isn't kissing their diaper-clad behinds and hopefully, he never will.  So far, he appears to see through the Climate Hoax, the False Flags, and the Make-Believe Oppression of minorities and Special Interest, and he is unafraid to say so. One thing he definitely is NOT, is Politically-Correct, and I LIKE that!

                                    The voices of the Left have gotten insufferably loud, their anger so unchained, because they are AFRAID, and they SHOULD be! THEIR way doesn't work and it never has. Leftist agendas serve no one but the wealthy elite who USE them to push said agendas. The government teat is also about to dry-up, and that terrifies the welfare cheats. We tried it "Their Way" for way too long, and now we are paying the price and seeing the disastrous results. So now it's OUR turn. 

                                      To all the crybabies, loonies, Feminists, and rioters, I say this; "We had to endure 8 long years of the most abominable, incompetent, treasonous president in history, and we not only did not resort to whining or violence, we actually survived. YOU will survive Trump. So sit down, shut-up, grow up, and go do something that actually matters. " 

                                       To the "women" who took part in or in any way supported the Womens' March, you are in a word, disgusting. Every single one of you should be sent to the Middle East to live as Muslim women, since you hate America so much. Get a taste of THAT and I bet you'll have a whole new appreciation for the freedoms, rights, and protections you enjoy as American women. 

 (The first photo is of the 2013 Pro-Life Demonstration in D.C that was ignored by Media.) Photos 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 are of this week's march.
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 In Memory                                                                    1-29-2017

 

                         Many times, I have mentioned here that I have awesome neighbors.  Last night, I lost one. 

                         Dave Roden passed peacefully into eternal rest with his devoted wife Sheryl, at his side, as she always was.  After a year of injuries and illnesses that ended his life-long routine of constant creativity, this good man is finally at peace. 

                          He was a very quiet man, never much for conversation or the social life, and in the 17 years that I have lived right next door to him, I don't think I heard him speak more than a handful of words. Dave was always too busy "Thinking" and "Doing" to waste time on idle chatter. He was a man that never sat still for very long. He was an inventor and an innovator, and when he wasn't in the middle of a project, he was mentally designing one.  His work was impeccable and there was no job too intimidating or difficult.

                          Dave could fix, build, and create anything he imagined, from playground equipment for the grandchildren to the very house he lived in. He knew carpentry, electrical work, plumbing and heating, welding, landscaping, and a myriad of other things that most of us would never dare to attempt. He and Sheryl celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this month, and they were a match like we seldom see. 

                           We will miss Dave's presence in the neighborhood, and we pray for comfort for the Roden Family. 
                            Wake Hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m on Friday at the Immaculate Conception Hall, followed by Mass. Following the services and interment, there will be a reception at the New Lebanon Firehouse.  This will be sponsored by the LVPA in honor of Dave's past service as Fire Chief. 


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 Civil Disobedience                                                     1-31-2017


                 UPDATE:  The arrangements for Dave Roden's final goodbye have been changed. Due to difficulties at the church and the slippery ground at the cemetery, viewing hours will now be at the Hall and Higgins Funeral Home in Stephentown from 1-3 p.m on Friday, immediately followed by a memorial service at the same site. After the service, folks will be heading to the New Lebanon Firehouse for a reception.

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                  A couple of things; Congratulations to our new Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch. Will he be Antonin Scalia? Nope, no one can follow a class act like Scalia. Will he be a good, Conservative Judge? Your guess is as good as mine. We can only hope. Of course, the Democrats are already promising to block the appointment with all their whiny might, in return for the Republicans blocking Obama's appointment earlier this year. 

                  It has been 100 years since a Supreme Court seat became empty so close to the end of a president's term, as in Scalia's case. It was not proper for an out-going president to make that appointment at that stage in his presidency, and everyone knows it. I am not surprised at the poor sportsmanship of the Democrats and Hard-Left Liberals at all. They have proven their immaturity, dependency, stupidity, and been sore losers since Trump's win became apparent. Trump will ignore them anyway, and he will eventually ignore the Right as well. 

                  Much like the Immigration Ban issue which has become a World-Wide argument, the Liberals are putting their wimpy emotions before the necessity of ensuring the safety of our own people.  In London, people are protesting Trump in the streets! WHY? Maybe because they know that THEIR country has been destroyed by Islam and they wish they had imposed a ban a long time ago, too. In any case, it's none of their damn business! Sweden and Norway are dealing with violent crime like they have never seen before, at the hands of Refugees and Illegal Middle-Easterners. Personally, I think Trump dropped the ball. Not only did he originally come dangerously close to violating the Constitution by banning a "Religion", but he should have taken this ban MUCH farther than he has. 

                  A Common Sense, Non-Prejudicial option would have been to ban ALL immigration from everywhere in the world , indefinitely, until we put a proper vetting process in place and totally re-vamp our immigration system , requirements, and laws, and hire thousands more Border Patrol guards.  THEN, we need to place a cap on how many immigrants the U.S will accept per year, no matter WHERE they come from! Amen? In any case, lots of Lefties are calling-in to Conservative Talk Shows to scream that Trump's ban is "Unconstitutional".  Levin for instance, is a Constitutional Attorney, and he is NOT a patient man. He called for people to contact HIM on-air and tell him HOW it is unconstitutional! It is most certainly, 100% Constitutional and a REQUIREMENT for the President and Federal Government to ensure the safety of the People. Period ! People are so damn DUMB.

   One thing I am absolutely LOVING, is No More CZARS in the White House! 

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                  The Boy Scouts of America have decided to allow Transgender applicants to join the organization. Hmm. You know what's coming. How in the HELL does a CHILD know if he or she is a Transgender or not, unless an adult TELLS them they are ?!?! The age of reasoning is 9, and there are millions of scouts younger than that, so who decided they were Trannies? They haven't even reached PUBERTY! 

                   I grew up preferring to play with Tonka Trucks over dolls. I learned to fix cars and build things with my dad, I had my own gun at age 8, and I sailed, fished, hiked, and did all the things the boys did. I am not Gay, Trans-Sexual, or any of the other labels that go with sexual confusion. I am 100% heterosexual, and I STILL like the boy jobs and hobbies better than the girly ones. No one ever suggested I was anything OTHER than Hetero because I liked boy things better. No one suggested that I needed a sex change so I could BE a boy! I was a CHILD, and until we reach adulthood, NO decision on our sexuality should be made. The world has gone insane.

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                  Now, let's get down to the Civil Disobedience, shall we? In MY world, there are simple, Common Sense, and righteous laws that deserve my respect and compliance. They are:
   1) The Ten Commandments of God.
   2) The Bill of Rights.
   3) Basic law that protects the life, safety, liberty, and property of others.

                  I believe that if there is no victim, there is no crime, the root of Common Law. Nor should it be a crime if YOU are the only victim of your crime, such as smoking or taking other risks. It is ridiculous to consider the offense of someone's "Feelings" as victimization. Being nice is a good thing, but NOT being nice is not a crime and should not be legally punished. That's oppression and it is a violation of the 1st Amendment.  Therefore, Hate Speech laws are invalid and unenforceable.

                   What I find extremely hypocritical, is the manner in which valid laws are applied unevenly, based on a person's race, religion, political beliefs, or position in society. We see that inequality of justice in America every, single day. A teenager who has no criminal record, can be caught with an ounce of weed and do jail time. Yet a wealthy politician or celebrity who owes millions of dollars in back-taxes gets a free pass, like Al Sharpton. A man of good conscience and loyalty to his country exposes government corruption and conspiracy, and he is charged with Treason, imprisoned, or forced to go into hiding in a foreign country. 

                    Meanwhile, sleazebags like Hillary Clinton, Obama, and all their many dirty cronies, can commit numerous felonies and acts of Treason, and face zero consequences. I could talk for weeks about so-called "Leaders" who have committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors and gotten free passes, but why bother? So few people give a damn today and even fewer care to DO anything about it. 

                    Liberals and minorities protest violently, destroy property, and endanger lives, and the media and government justify it as their 1st Amendment "Right". Conservative Ranchers protest peacefully and respectfully and are labeled as "Domestic Terrorists", locked away with no bail, and even shot on a country road. Is this Equal Justice? Madonna publicly threatens to bomb the White House and she's walking around free. Obama made targets of America's Police Officers with the help of Al Sharpton, and they were directly and undeniably responsible for the deaths of numerous cops. NO accountability. If YOU type the word "BOMB" on your social media page or say, "Death to Islam", you could be arrested. 

                   White-on-Black and Cop-On-Black confrontations and crimes are sensationalized across the country, but the opposite scenarios that are far more prolific, are hidden and ignored by the Left-Owned Media.  Lady Justice wears a blindfold and holds scales for a REASON. It is the timeless symbol of equal justice for ALL Americans without consideration of their appearance, life-choices, or social position. 

                    Perhaps we should blindfold all Judges and Juries. Better yet, how about we use cardboard standees of people in court instead of the actual defendants?  Keep the accused out of the sight of the Judge, Jury, and Media until after the decision is reached. Let them decide the verdict and punishment based on the EVIDENCE alone. Wouldn't THAT be refreshing ?!

                    The old adage that "Laws are meant to be broken" is true more often than not. We are a "Free" nation of excessive, burdensome, and unjust laws. If you really ponder on it, you will come to realize that even the most law-abiding among us violate SOME law each and every day, without even realizing it. Yes, we are THAT over-regulated and enslaved by nonsensical, purposeless, and redundant laws and mandates. We are truly at the mercy of the whims of Legislators and tyrannical leaders.

                     Nowhere in America are the people more restricted and controlled than they are in the State of N.Y. Even California is less oppressive, and that's saying something! We all know that Blue States are notoriously the least free and Constitutional as a result of Liberal/Democrat "Leadership" and ideology. It speaks volumes to those who care to listen.

                      So when IS it acceptable to purposely disobey unjust laws? ALWAYS!!  It isn't merely a necessity, it is the DUTY of every Patriotic, Constitutional, Christian, and Moral American to REFUSE to comply!  The Bible says so, the Founders said so, and the steady encroachment upon our freedoms in the past 8 years, says so! It is now or never.

                      The People of America are NOT to fear their government, their government is to fear the PEOPLE.  That was the intent of our Founders and it is our responsibility to ensure that it is so. We have slept for too long, folks. I can suggest, inform, and encourage others to be more like the Revolutionaries of the 1770s and to exercise their precious, hard-won liberties, but I cannot "Force" anyone to do ANYTHING, nor SHOULD I presume to.

                      Conservatives do not expect or demand that every American think, act, or believe exactly as they do. We do not ask courts to twist the laws to fit our needs, but just to enforce it as written. We don't throw violent tantrums, scream obscenities, march in public with bare breasts and vagina hats, or sue people that hurt our feelings or dare to obey God's Law over Same-Sex Marriage Laws, or support the "Right" to an Abortion-on-Demand.
 ALL of those behaviors are attributable to Liberals and Liberals ALONE, and they call US  a "Basket of Deplorables" ?

                       I believe in the freedom of choice for all people,whether I agree with their choices or not is immaterial. So no, I will never try to Force anyone to do what I would do or what I think they should do. I offer the info, encourage moral action, and just hope that even ONE person out of every ten, may be awakened and motivated. That's all I CAN do, or should do.

                      Right now, I am urging Conservative New Yorkers to Revolt against the Safe Act requirement to renew CCW Permits. It is a small effort that can make a small difference today, and a HUGE difference when the NEXT requirement comes along. The President of NYSRPA, (New York Rifle and Pistol Assoc.), is a cherished friend of mine and we have accomplished many big things together. We spoke last week about my Non-Compliance Alliance effort and he declined to take part, stating that his position would not allow him to advocate for people to violate the "LAW". That's okay, it's all good, no hard feelings, BUT, I CAN  advocate for people to violate this unjust law! I have no position to protect and even if I did, it would not stop me. Right is right, and the 1st and 2nd Amendments support this action against this pretend law. 

                      When I was growing up, most American men would have hitched-up their drawers and formed a wall of resistance against illegal laws like the Safe Act. They would have revolted against seatbelt and helmet laws, stood up for Christian business owners, drank whatever size soda they pleased and lit up their cigarettes and cigars in the bars or diners after dinner. Where have these men gone? In NY, Pro-Gun males are all over Social Media in pictures of themselves posing with their AR15s and their 50 Calibers. They write comments such as; "Nobody is taking MY gun!", or "Three-Percenter, God and Guns!".  Blah, blah, blah.  So much false bravado.

                     Yet ask these same camouflage-clad men in their tactical boots to sign a petition, and they literally cower in fear! They whine that the State will take their guns away. LOL!!  They have more excuses than the NAACP and absolutely ZERO cajones. Yes, some of these sissies live right here in New Lebanon, and they are embarrassing. You all know that I am no Feminist and I am not a fan of Feminism. I AM however, a strong woman and a fan of strong women, and I have seen women win battles that the men would never dare take on. It is beginning to look like the women will be the ones to stall and disassemble the Safe Act.

                     No matter who you are or what you believe, never, EVER sit idly by while corrupt politicians enslave you with unjust, unconstitutional, excessive, and redundant laws or mandates. Mandates are not even laws at all! You have a Protected RIGHT and an American DUTY to Disobey such regulations, but it must be done in numbers, by people of Courage, and these days, Courage is pretty darn hard to find.






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