Over Reach !!                                                                  7-1-2016

                    Seems that every week, we see more and more violations and illegal actions by government entities to limit our Constitutional Rights and Liberties. 

                     This afternoon, a 12-year-old boy called-in to the Rush Limbaugh show to seek advice from Rush. The kid was nearly in tears at first, as he had been verbally bullied at school for refusing to believe the false information his class was being given about Christopher Columbus. The boy explained that his teachers are insisting that Columbus was a tyrant who came to America and enslaved the Natives, stole their properties, and even took their children.

                      The boy, whose name was James, told Rush that in his house, there are many older history books and books about early exploration and inventors,etc. These subjects interest him, and he has read extensively since he started school. He went on to say that he is sick over the "Liberal Lies" being crammed down the throats of America's youth in the public schools ! A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD !!  He GETS IT !!  Better yet, he said that he has also done his own research into the climate, and that Global Warming is yet another Liberal Lie and he knows that weather is cyclical and always HAS been !

                      Needless to say, Rush was not the only person impressed by this kid's maturity and knowledge, not to mention his courage to stand strong for what he knows to be TRUTH. The downside is, he is the ONLY student in his class that objected to the mis-information of the curriculum. Hence, the bullying. We need many, many more kids like James and parents who will back them up. Is your kid a James, or a Richard? Do you even know what your kid is being taught and how he or she feels about it? 

                      Have you asked your kids how they feel about the bathroom issue in the schools, or the teaching of tolerance for even the most intolerable of behaviors? Have you asked what they are being required to read and what is being taught in Health Class?  Ask them what they know about the Constitution and how often it is mentioned in history classes. Are they being taught TRUTH, or are they being indoctrinated by the very people I have warned you about ?  We have already lost an entire generation to Liberal Agendas and anti-American ideology, let's not lose another one! 


                     Recently, I have been working to expose the over-reach of county judges in regard to CCW Permits. The application process is already difficult, time-consuming, and invasive, despite what the Left will try to tell you. Actually managing to be granted a permit to own and carry a firearm is anything but quick and easy. Since I started looking closely at the application processes across NY State, I have received emails from a lot of people who have been literally abused during their application attempts. Every NY County has different requirements and regulations, and wait times vary from 2 months to up to a year.

                     I have received complaints about Judges who demand "Letters of Need" to explain why the applicant feels he or she NEEDS a firearm. Others have written to tell me that they have held a "Restricted Permit" for as long as 20 years, and their county judge will not lift the restrictions despite exemplary behavior and reputation of the permittee. The list of judicial violations goes on and on. Today however, I received an email that really put the icing on the cake of un-Constitutionality.

                     A woman who had been violently raped in the past, applied for a CCW Permit for self-protection. She was required to appear in-person before the judge, and was then referred to a panel of people who grilled her for close to an hour. Some very old traffic tickets she had received were brought into the conversation and held against her. It went on and on. This is not only 100% unconstitutional and over-reaching, it is abuse, invasion of privacy, and grounds to remove the judge for Bad Behavior.

                     It is only the Good Guys who even bother to apply for a legal CCW Permit, though one or two bad guys will sometimes try as well, it is VERY rare. Bad Guys and Terrorists get their guns illegally from other bad guys.No gun laws, restrictions, or even total BAN will ever keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. If a person intends to kill or perpetrate some other kind of violent act against others, he will find a way, and he will find a means. Whether it be a gun, a bomb, fire, knives, a baseball bat, or a rock, the goal will be accomplished. 

                      Citizens have the clear and explicit RIGHT to self-defense against such criminals and also against a government that runs amok. Such as the government we now have and the worse one we will get if Hillary becomes President. We not only have a right to carry a firearm for defense, but a DUTY as American citizens to be prepared to protect our families, properties, and our country from all enemies both foreign and domestic. This by no means implies that any one person who is averse to firearms or the ownership of them, should be forced to do something they do not wish or care to do. Like everything else, it is a matter of choice. Also like everything else, one person's beliefs are not to be considered superior to another's. 

                       The vast majority of Americans treasure their Constitutional Rights and choose to exercise them. They choose to be free and independent citizens. Others prefer to allow the government to take care of them, address their immature issues, and be slaves to the State, which in turn results in an over-sized and out-of-control government that controls the lives of its people. Socialism, and ultimately, Communism. Every Communist country in the world first disarmed their people to prevent resistance. America is on that road and has already covered too many miles of it.

                       It is no longer enough to stand up for one's own rights, such as demanding a fair and easy path to Firearm ownership that still prevents the majority of the crazies from gaining easy access, but it is now a necessity that we stand up for ALL and ANY Americans whose rights are violated by government entities. There is power in numbers. 

                      We must stop buying into the Media lies about gun violence and researching the FACTS, and we must start admitting what the REAL issues behind gun violence are. Mental Health issues and the failure of therapists and doctors to report the criminally insane to databases that would red flag any attempt to purchase any weapon of any type. We DO have these requirements in place today, but they are not followed as they should be. Immigration from ANYWHERE must also be indefinitely stopped until ISIS and Mexican Drug Cartels are either eliminated or we find an effective way to vet every applicant for citizenship. ILLEGAL immigration must be dealt with severely and expediently and a REAL border built and properly patrolled. 

                     Not ONE SINGLE PERSON should ever get across our border illegally. Not EVER. People from countries that have high populations of Muslims and terrorism must be held until they are 100% proven to have no evil intent, no matter how long that process takes! Political-Correctness be damned ! THEN, they should be subject to several years of monitoring much in the way we monitor newly-released felons from State Prisons. EVERY Legal Immigrant must be required to prove the ability to be self-supporting, willing to assimilate to the American Culture, and submissive to Constitutional Law. No excuses, NO exceptions. 

                      We now live in a country where the government ignores it's most vital role, the duty to keep the American People Safe and Secure. Instead, they oppress us, target us, rob us and subject us to the greatest dangers the world has ever seen. So who will keep us and our families safe? WE WILL. We have little choice, and it is for that very reason that we will not and can not EVER allow the Second Amendment to be altered, violated, or watered-down. We must stand up to Judges who think they are God and politicians with evil agendas. We must be INFORMED, aware, and prepared.

                        If you or someone you know has been subjected to extreme requirements when applying for a CCW Permit, PLEASE contact me a.s.a.p. While you're at it, you have a long weekend ahead of you, use it to talk to your kids and grandkids about the Constitution and what they are being taught in school. Fly the flag this week and remember what the 4th of July really celebrates. Freedom. 

   By the way, THIS past week, both Idaho and Maine became Constitutional Carry States !!  Eight and counting!


 You Can't Trump the Bible                                          7-4-2016

                     Happy Independence Day ! Let us all do our best to STAY Free and Independent in the days to come. 



As a Conservative, Christian, Patriot, I cannot remain silent about the recent claim of Donald Trump being brought to the Lord by Televangelist, Paula White.

I have no right to call into question Trump's relationship or lack thereof with God, that is between the two of them, but I can call into question the sincerity and character of Paula White and numerous other, self-proclaimed “Pastors”. White is a multi-millionaire who happens to live in a 3.5 million-dollar apartment in Trump Tower. She also owns two other homes worth millions of dollars. Good for her, I resent no one for what they have, nor do I covet riches and the trappings that come along with big money.

What bothers me, is that Trump chose a “Gospel-for-Money ” Minister, like Joel Osteen,  Creflo Dollar,  Benny Hinn, and so many others, to pray with him for his Salvation. Any Christian can assist someone in praying for Salvation, the question is, are these so-called Prophets truly Christian? If so, how do they justify their lack of humility? If Trump really wants to convince Christian Americans that he is saved, why not choose a valid Christian Pastor to mentor him? Someone like Franklin Graham?

Many people will say it doesn't matter, but it does. It most definitely does. I have been having a very difficult time understanding the support Trump received from Conservatives and Evangelicals during the debates, when everything about his behavior and background failed to support his words. He claimed all along to BE a Christian, and the fact that he has just sought salvation this past week, proves that he was lying the entire time. Anyone who reads the Bible or studies God's word in any way, could not support Trump. Anyone who is a TRUE Conservative or Constitutionalist, could NOT support Trump. Nor could they EVER support the Democrats. The people who supported Ted Cruz are the genuine Christians and Conservatives. Everyone else is either lying or fooling themselves.

If Hillary is not indicted before November, I believe she will win this election. Not honestly, but she WILL win. Soros, Rockefeller, and Rothschild will see to that. The next four years will be NO different from the last eight, and in fact, may be much worse. It's a sobering thing to contemplate. If Hillary SHOULD be indicted prior to the election, what happens then? Will Bernie be the candidate? Who knows, anything can happen in the next four months. The RNC might refuse to endorse Trump as the Republican Candidate and replace him with a choice of their own, sparking Civil Unrest among the already boorish Trump supporters. No matter what happens, this will be a historical election. All WE can do, is prepare for every eventuality.

Personally, I am doing just that, and I am praying a lot. At the same time, I am struggling with my disappointment with organized religion. ALL, organized religion. American Jews are a huge disappointment as so many of them do not support Israel and are not active in preserving freedom in America, either. In reality, there are FAR more Liberal, American Jews than there are Conservative. That is inexcusable. Catholics? Ha, not only do they fail to encourage Salvation, they teach false doctrine and literally sentence awesome people to Hell. They are controlled by the very same people who are controlling our elections, and money, control, and power is the goal. The Episcopals have watered-down their doctrine and the Word of God by accepting Homosexuality both on their boards and on their pulpits, and the Congregational Churches are doing the same. They also allow women to be Pastors, and both of these things are against the Word.

Protestants are fairly good at sticking to their doctrines and Biblical teachings, but they are hiding in their little bubbles and failing to be Bold and Speak out against the rampant sin as they are required to do. Many, many times on this blog, I have talked about the shame of our four, local churches for their failure to reach out to this community. For generations, the clergy were Town Leaders, Mentors and Examples for the people of their communities, and they were able to work together for the good of those communities despite the differences in doctrine. Today, they use those differences as an excuse to not engage at all.

As Pillars of the community, Clergymen were once involved in all local events, activities, and politics. They attended Town Board Meetings and worked together to feed the hungry, minister to the sick and old, and reach out to the youth. They held local officials accountable for bad behavior and motivated people to be involved and aware of what was going on in their towns. Yet as I said not long ago, I have no idea what the Priest of the Catholic Church or the Pastor of the Congregational Church even LOOK like! Don't even know their NAMES ! There are less than 2400 people in this town, we should ALL know our clergy, we should SEE them at Town meetings and events, and THEY should know US.

Clergymen should be active, engaged, bold, and be unifiers. They should be unafraid to tell their flocks how to pray for discernment when voting, how to teach their children about Freedom, and how to preserve our Liberties and be Godly parents. Charles Spurgeon said the following; “ The reason the church has so little influence over the world today, is because the world has so much influence over the church. ” How very true, how very sad. America has lost it's honorable leaders and mentors. We have allowed Liberalism and Political Correctness to move us so far away from God and goodness, that we have little hope of ever regaining the moral society we so desperately need.

Those of us who believe that the Constitution is based on the teachings and decrees of God, those of us who truly appreciate our freedoms and wish to preserve them, are on our own. The churches will no longer have our backs, or take the lead, or even assist us, because they fear losing members or their tax-exempt status. God's People are to Fear NOTHING and NO ONE, so why are they so intimidated?

The Mormons, who are for all intent and purposes, a Cult like the Jehovah's Witnesses and many Catholic Churches , are the only ones who seem to be taking a stand, voting for Godly candidates and standing for American Values and Traditions. The few "break-aways" who still engage in polygamy are a very small minority. The Book of Mormon is vastly different from the Christian Bible, yet the Mormon people are gentle and compassionate, very moral and family-oriented. At the same time, they are the few who are refusing to be oppressed by government. Why? Why can they do it, but the Evangelicals can not ? I believe it is because they have strong leaders, they consider their faith to be WHO they are and adhere strictly to their beliefs. They are unafraid and united in their determination to not become sullied by Liberal and Democrat influences and agendas.

You will rarely see a Mormon living in poverty, or committing serious crimes. Divorce is uncommon, unemployment non-existent, and one-parent families extremely rare. They are GOOD people, despite the fact that their doctrine is not Biblically-supported in most areas. Utah is one of the wealthiest, most successful, and most free states in America, and it's crime rate one of the lowest. They are doing SOMETHING right! So, if a people who don't exactly follow the Word of God as written in the Bible can be so honorable and courageous, what is wrong with Evangelicals who DO study the actual Word? Weak leaders, intimidated leaders, Clergy who give “Feel-Good” sermons, and many who do not approach the subject of Sin or Salvation. Clergy like we have in New Lebanon who fail to engage.

Rev. Ernie Smith was far from perfect. He was not always what I would have called a “Good Example” in his own life. Many people didn't like him, others adored him, but like him or hate him, he was EFFECTIVE, he was a LEADER, and he was STRONG and BOLD ! Ernie was MY Pastor for many years, and he and I butted heads numerous times, but I saw his intelligence every day. He KNEW how to unite a community of people, no matter what their backgrounds, beliefs, non-beliefs, or station in life. He brought us together and KEPT us together. He made certain that there was always something going on for the youth, the middle-agers and the Seniors.

One did not have to belong to his church or any other church to be a part of these activities, all were welcome and no one was “Pushed” to attend church or become saved, it was just known that the opportunity was there if anyone wanted it. Ernie was our Town Historian for a long, long time and his books, “Valley Tales” are invaluable records of our history. He attended Town Board Meetings and weighed-in on local politics, and he saw to it that the four churches did things TOGETHER for the good of the entire community. He knew EVERYONE and everyone knew HIM. There was not a single resident in this town that went hungry or was left lonely and sick, or without a place or person to turn to in any time of need. No matter how you felt about Ernie, he kept this town together and ALIVE, and when he left, it all began to unravel. It has never been the same.

We need our present clergy to be as bold and involved as Ernie was, to be available, to be an influence and unifiers. He would have had NO qualms about telling his flock who was the best candidate and why. He would have spoken out against the many Liberal policies we have seen implemented in New Lebanon over the past 15 or 20 years. Good guy or bad guy, Ernie Smith strengthened us and protected us. He would have NEVER been Politically-Correct ! LOL!!! If you knew him, you know exactly what I mean!!

America is not failing because of bad leaders and evil agendas. America is failing because so many have forgotten and/or denied God. We no longer look to Him for guidance, we no longer consult His Word before we make important decisions, like Voting. We think WE know better, but we DON'T. God has been driven from our schools and municipal buildings, our meetings, our military, and in many cases, even our homes. A Godless government breeds a Godless society, which in turn, breeds evil. It is this failure to honor God that has caused our decline, our loss of morality and responsibility, our economic failure, and our disregard for Constitutional Law. We have become cold, selfish people who no longer even value the lives of others, not even the unborn. We have become uncivilized, angry, and hateful.

I believe that we can turn a lot of that around if we stand up to the anti-God Left and refuse to be intimidated for openly practicing our faith. If our clergy will grow a set and obey God's Word and be BOLD leaders. If we refuse to comply with the rulings of unconstitutional Judges who attempt to force us to violate our faith to appease minorities who are unable to live with the consequences of their personal choices. We are meant to be better, to DO better, and if our clergy won't lead us, perhaps WE should start leading THEM.


The Witch and the Warlocks                                            7-5-2016


                          So Hillary got exactly what we thought she would get. A Free Pass. Today, as she jets around the country on Air Force One with Obama, campaigning for her presidential bid, the rest of us are digesting the confirmation that consequences do not apply to the rich and famous.

Imagine if you will, that Hillary is a Republican  candidate and was just cleared of all charges in the email case. Then consider what happened in Benghazi on her watch, the extortion cases she has been involved in, the missing millions, and the mysterious deaths that surround her. For starters. Do you think that as a Republican, Hillary would be allowed to run for president with a background such as that? Do you believe that the Liberals and D.C Democrats would sit still for even ONE minute over this travesty? No, not a chance. They would be calling for her head and rubbing it in the Republican's faces for years to come.

In order to understand why Hillary, Obama, Holder, Lerner, and a slew of other Leftists get away with Felonies and Treason, you have to understand the underground machinery of D.C. First, you have to be willing to admit that there IS an underground and that there ARE evil Illuminati forces at work. You have to know the Agenda of the New World Order and look carefully at the steps that have been taken over the past eight years to accelerate that goal.

Some of you are familiar with the Ultra-Liberal founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. He is an obnoxious, little worm. No surprise, considering that he is a Rockefeller on his mother's side. Yup, the Infamous David Rockefeller is his Grandpa. That should send shivers up your spine. NO ONE is more involved in the NWO Agenda than the Rockefeller Family. They are of course, working in conjunction with others like Bill Gates, Ted Turner, the Rothschild Family, Hollywood Celebrities and Producers, Media Moguls, and so on and so on. The Catholic Church is complicit and active in this agenda as well as George Soros, a former Nazi. Yes, Soros was one of the Nazis who stole and cataloged the possessions of the Jews they interred in the death camps. He even once stated that those were, “the best years of my life ”. He is and has been, a behind-the-scenes adviser to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

All of these people and the hundreds of others who manage to keep a lower profile, are millionaires many times over. Some are Billionaires. Many are bankers. They are well-educated people of privilege who mistakenly believe that they will be spared the consequences of their evil plot. Their goal is 100% control of the world's money, land, resources, and people. The Bilderberg Members and the Illuminati insiders are spread all over the globe, each one doing their best to achieve that goal. Nothing that has happened since Obama was first elected, was an accident or coincidence. Everything was done for a specific reason, and that includes the devaluing of the dollar, the formation of the E.U, the take-over of public education, the rise of ISIS, the weakening of our military, the failure to close our borders, and even the division between races and the demonizing of police.

So many Americans are in denial that it is terrifying. They don't see the Hitler and Stalin program at work here in America, the whittling away of our rights and freedoms, one little bite at a time so it is less noticeable, less attention-getting. Being told by government what size soda you can drink doesn't seem like such a big deal at first, but when you consider that the people who make these rules are thinking, “Hmm, we got away with that, now let's try THIS ”. You have seen the ridiculous regulations being implemented, you know what I mean, and if you don't, God help you.

This is why Agenda 21 with its “Sustainable Communities” and “Climate Change Alarmism” is so concerning to folks like me who are aware of the steps the Elitists must take to get to their goal. These programs and many government grant programs, bring with them draconian restrictions on how we live day to day, how "FREE" we really are. Look at what has happened to the Coal Industry and the workers who are the poorest people in the nation. Look at the Land Grabs going on in the American West. The arrests of dissenters and extreme, felony charges brought upon them. The murder of one of those peaceful dissenters. The recent, new gun restrictions and requirements that are 100% unconstitutional. A Supreme Court that makes decisions about the Constitutionality of laws that are clearly UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

One of the main goals of these evil people is decreasing the population, hence, Planned Parenthood Funding, Birth Control and abortions for under-age teens without parental permission, and vaccines, GMO foods, fluoride, etc. We won't even go into Obamacare and the Death Panels for the elderly and chronically ill. These are also people who despise minorities, which is how and why Planned Parenthood and the KKK were founded. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood didn't even try to hide her racist views. She came right out and said that “Colored People are the Weeds of Society and we must Weed them out ”. Which is of course, why we see so many PP clinics in minority neighborhoods. Yet, most American Blacks continue to vote Democrat. Go figure. They don't see or care that that they are being re-enslaved by the party they support, made dependent upon government programs and handouts in order to keep them under the government's thumb and be “Used” for the Agenda.

When a people relies on government for their very existence, they can be manipulated as easily as a marionette. Imagine if suddenly, the government said, “Oh well, no more Welfare or Food Stamps, we're out of money ” ? Millions of Americans of every color would be destitute and willing to do ANYTHING to be taken care of. Things such as rioting and burning, and falsely accusing police of targeting and race-based murder. Taking part in faked, mass-shooting scenarios. The Elitists don't want Police Forces, they want a National Police Force, emphasis on FORCE. Now why do you suppose the Social Security Administration needs millions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of AR15s? Or the IRS, who has spent many millions on artillery in the past 8 years? What need do we have for the DHS, the BLM, the EPA, etc.? Why are they ARMED?

Almost everything is in place, save for ONE. Guns. No tyrannical regime can be implemented if the people retain a means of resistance. This is the SOLE reason for the recent Mass Shooting Scenarios, the False Flag Ops, the weakening of the military and police, and the labeling of veterans as “Mentally Unstable” and not fit to own firearms. Who better to defend the people's freedom against an evil government than trained veterans? So they are called “Crazy” and denied their Second Amendment Rights. Meanwhile, the players stage false tragedies like Sandy Hook to elicit outrage and sorrow and motivate the uninformed to scream for Gun Control.

Over the past 8 years, we have received loud and clear warnings from the British, the Germans, the Aussies, and a host of other, disarmed countries to KEEP OUR GUNS! We have seen the consequences of disarmament on the Chinese, the Jews in Poland and Germany, etc.,etc., and STILL there are Americans who think it's a good idea to ban firearm ownership ? At a time when we are not only facing an elite enemy that has come within inches of destroying our country, but also an open border being crossed by thousands of criminals and terrorists every, single day, racial violence, and the rise of Obama and Hillary's ISIS, do you truly believe that any thinking American is going to hand over their weapons? LOLOL!!!! Fat Chance! Think hard on THIS; The ONLY thing standing between the NWO and the Freedom we love and enjoy every day, are privately-owned firearms and the Patriots who are willing to use them if need be. So before you take the side of the Gun-Grabbers, take some time to really understand the vital importance of an armed citizenry, and the reason for the Second Amendment.

I believe that we all have a right to think whatever we wish about these Red Flags and clear signs. We can choose to ignore them and deny them, or we can take action, get informed and be prepared. We can align ourselves with like-thinkers and start pushing this government back into its box, or we can sit still and be victims OF it. Your choice. I know what MY choice is.

When Hillary becomes the Commander in Chief, we will very quickly see a heavy-handed push for disarmament as well as the implementation of even more immoral and deviant policies and laws. If we are not ready, we have no hope. Personally, I don't think it will matter who wins, Hillary or Trump, we are still in a world of hurt. The only difference between the two candidates is their genitalia. Just remember that Hillary has George Soros and his little friends behind her.

So as you lay your weary head on your pillow tonight, picture Hillary and Barry basking in the luxury aboard our  airplane that uses more fuel per flight than you and I do in a year, combined. Make sure to see in your mind's eye, the “Carbon Footprint” that old 747 is leaving behind it in our skies. LOL!! Then ponder these two words, DOUBLE STANDARD. 


Rumor of the Week

I was told by a Stewarts Manager, that Dunkin Donuts has or IS purchasing the property just east of Stewarts parking lot. Of course, the property is all tied-up in Chapter 11 as we know, so it remains to be seen if DD will ever actually get it. We shall see. In any case, do we WANT  a Dunkin Donuts here? It is after all, a national chain store, not a Big Box, but a Small Box, and our comprehensive plan was supposed to help us avoid commercialization.

Dunkin Donuts was the dream of Mike Benson and Max Gitter when they formed the Secret EDC and was another thing the public was not consulted about. Imagine what this would do to Bucky's Bagels and Blueberry Hill ? What about the increased traffic in a location that is already dangerous? I will keep you updated as new info comes in, but now is the time to think about what YOU want on our main mile.


Facing FACTS !!                                                              7-8-2016

     Where to even begin tonight...... There is so much going on both publicly and secretly, that I am beginning to find sleep elusive.

I tend to sleep in series of cat naps these days. There is more to do than there are hours in the day. I would never ask any of my co-Patriots to do things the way I do, we all have to manage our lives as best we can and do what works best for us. I don't lose sleep over stress, I give my stress to God as He commands, but I just have this inner feeling of time being short for those of us who are trying to take America and our Freedoms back, and that we need to use every minute we can as productively as we can.

What occurred in Dallas last night is inexcusable and cannot be allowed to go unaddressed. This issue has absolutely NOTHING  to do with Racist police officers, this has to do with the agenda of eliminating police departments and instituting a National Police Force. The Blacks who are acting like savages in our streets don't even see that they are being used by government and media for an end result that will be highly detrimental to the Black community itself. It will be disastrous for ALL Americans. Barack Obama and his Puppet Masters are using Blacks to target police by making a national spectacle of every shooting of a Black person by law enforcement. They are NOT telling the public the FACTS, that twice  as many Whites as Blacks are shot by police each year in America.

One could claim that the stats are skewed because Whites outnumber Blacks in this country, and that may be so by a small number, but look instead at the National Crime Statistics re: what race COMMITS the majority of violent crime. Believe me, it evens out. Racist Police Officers exist in every law enforcement agency, and that too, is a FACT. However, they are the minority, and it applies to Police Officers of BOTH races. In today's society, we see far more racism from Blacks against Whites than the other way around. Another FACT.

So it would stand to reason, that if Blacks commit more violent crimes than other races, that they would be risking more force from police than others, yet they do NOT. Blacks are given more leeway than any other race of people in America. When the riots in Baltimore took place this winter, their mayor instructed her police force to “Stand Down ”, to not engage with the Black citizens who were looting, robbing, committing arson, and assaulting police. “Let them vent their frustrations ” she said. EXCUSE ME ?! Did they allow the peaceful Ranchers in the West to “Vent their Frustrations”? No, they arrested them, killed one of them, and those who were taken into custody remain in jail without bond. All of them face felony charges that could imprison them for LIFE ! Despite the fact that they caused NO property damage and assaulted NO ONE.

So tell me again about “White Privilege”. Two days ago, Barack Obama stood on his Platform and told the American people that the police shooting of one Black man in Minnesota and one in Louisiana, were tragedies, and “unnecessary” deaths, and that Police Policies in America must be changed! Today, he told the people that the shooting of eleven police officers and the death of five of them in Dallas, was the tragedy and that these actions would not be tolerated. Talk about speaking out both sides of his lying mouth! HE is the one who re-incited racial unrest in America, HE is the one who has fueled the fire at every turn, and HE is the one with the blood of these fine officers on his hands. Obama turned our Law Enforcement Officers into human targets and the results are more than clear.

Lady Justice wears a blindfold for a reason. Justice is meant to be blind. Blind to race, sex, color, and religion, and Open-Eyed to Constitutional and Criminal Law. The color of a person's skin has zero bearing on his or her behavior. If a White man commits premeditated murder and is proven guilty, he should face Life in prison or the Death Penalty. The same goes for a Black man who commits the same crime. If I attempt to assault a police officer or take his weapon from him, I deserve to be shot by that officer. If a Black woman does the same, she too, deserves to be shot, and it HAPPENS. The Media simply ignores it when the dead person is White, Asian, or Hispanic. They only report the Black deaths at the hands of police, then try the officers in the court of their own opinion before the evidence is even IN. None of that is by accident.

The Media and those who control it, have succeeded in indoctrinating Blacks into believing that the Police are out to get them and only them. Take it from someone who knows differently. When a police officer puts on his uniform each day, he does not think about targeting ANYONE, and he definitely never imagines that he may be forced to take a life. He prays that he has a safe day and comes home to his family at the end of shift. He or she does their best to help those who need it and address crimes as they see them or receive reports of them. They simply do their jobs, and race rarely enters their mind unless it is the process of giving a description or filling out paperwork.

The Police are not out to “GET” anyone, that is a deadly lie being fed to the multitudes by Media and this corrupt government who wants nothing more than to disarm the people AND the police and take control via a National Police Force. Believe it or don't, that is the bottom line. Blacks are being used by the government in their agenda and Blacks don't even SEE it!

Barack Obama and his fellow puppets are 100% responsible for the Terrorist Group that calls itself “ISIS” and they are also 100% responsible for another terrorist group called, “Black Lives Matter”. These people make the Black Panthers look like toddlers, and they are allowed to commit crimes with no accountability because they are BLACK and they are serving the goal of this government and the Bilderberg members who control it. While Patriot groups such as Bob Schulz' “We the People ”, the "Oathkeepers ",  and “The John Birch Society ” are labeled as “Hate Groups” by the sick, “Southern Poverty Law Center”, the “Black Lives Matter” group failed to make that list. Interesting, isn't it? None of those other groups have ever committed an act of violence or even threatened to, while we KNOW what Black Lives Matter has done, is doing, and WILL continue to do if not stopped immediately.

Two MORE police officers were shot today by Black protesters, one in Georgia and one in St. Louis. The St. Louis officer is dead, the Georgia officer was saved by his Kevlar vest. In ADDITION, it has now been discovered that the Black man shot by police in his car, Philando Castile, was an Armed Robbery suspect!! Have you heard THAT  on the news yet?! No, of course not, but you WILL see the Smart Phone video that his unemotional girlfriend took of the officer shooting him. He was NOT reaching for a Pistol Permit to show the officer, he was reaching for the illegal gun in his waistband and HAD no permit. He had a criminal record ! So did the Black man who pulled a gun on police in Louisiana ! So are we going to blame the guns again, the Police, or the criminal epidemic among Blacks? Are we going to believe the media hype and fake info, or are we going to look into the facts before we judge and react?

Americans of integrity and intelligence must STOP allowing themselves to be indoctrinated and misinformed, STOP tolerating the failure to identify the REAL problem and start demanding it be addressed a.s.a.p. We don't have a GUN problem, we don't have a Police problem, what we have is a Black Crime problem and a Government problem. Until and unless we put Political Correctness aside and admit the truth, we can never hope to FIX it. We can never have a meaningful dialogue or find solutions. We cannot address what we don't admit.

This is another example of the danger of P.C. We MUST speak the truth and face it like grownups. If we do not, we will see more and more police officers killed in the streets in cold blood. We will see more families lose their loved ones who simply went to work one day and never returned because a Black protester murdered him or her over LIES.

Not every police officer is blameless and not every Black male is a criminal, but the biased media is killing them both in large numbers by failing to be truthful and to report the actual statistics. How often do you hear how many Black on Black murders occur in America every day? You don't, because it fails to serve the government's purposes. How many Black on White crimes do you hear about, and how many times have you see National Coverage of a non-Black being killed by Police? Now, tell me the media isn't being controlled, censored, and told what to air and what NOT to air. Then tell me WHY !

This “Open Season” on police that has been created by this administration must end, NOW, TODAY! It is the duty of every Freedom-Loving American who appreciates the voice on the other end of the line when they call for help, to SPEAK UP! Support and Defend the Police who support and defend YOU, and if you come across a bad one, report it. Hold them accountable, but also hold Blacks and the Media accountable. Hold the Race-Baiters like Obama and Sharpton accountable. Stop being pacifistic, apathetic, sissies and DO SOMETHING. You all have huge mouths when it comes to protecting trees and butterflies, how about the POLICE and the damn Constitution? Get your priorities straight and act like Americans or go somewhere else to live. It's up to the PEOPLE to stop the carnage. What are YOU going to do?


   Some of the "Attendees" of the 2016 Bilderberg Meeting in June.

“Bilderberg pulls the strings of every government and intelligence agency in the Western world.” ― James Morcan

That is one of the truest statements coming straight from the mouth of a globalist himself! They are pulling a majority—if not all—of the strings that are in play today. From politics, to medical advancements, to technological, to world governance and more. They are a manipulative, power hungry group out for the betterment of themselves.

On June 9th-12th this malicious Bilderberg group, will be hosting their 64th annual meeting since their formation in 1954. There will be a total of 130 participants from 20 different countries coming together in the Taschenbergpalais Hotel in Dresden, Germany to discuss policies and their secretive agendas behind closed doors. 

According to the Bilderberg website the agenda is set to include the immigration situation in Europe, cyber security, Russia, the middle class, and much more.

This years participants include multiple power hunger globalists such as: the CEO of Shell, the CEO of Deutsche Bank, the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, a US Senator, Chief Foreign Correspondent to NBC News, Vice Presidents, Presidents, CEO of Airbus, Prime Ministers, and more. 

 (Bear in mind, that this is the PUBLIC release from the Bilderberg Website. It does not give the sub-categories or details that fall under the items on their meeting agenda.)

Here’s the official list of attendees from the Bilderberg website: June 9, 2016 Meeting in Dresden,Germany

Castries, Henri de (FRA), 
Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

Aboutaleb, Ahmed (NLD), Mayor, City of Rotterdam
Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), 
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
Agius, Marcus (GBR), 
Chairman, PA Consulting Group
Ahrenkiel, Thomas (DNK), 
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence
Albuquerque, Maria Luís (PRT), 
Former Minister of Finance; MP, Social Democratic Party
Alierta, César (ESP), 
Executive Chairman and CEO, Telefónica
Altman, Roger C. (USA), 
Executive Chairman, Evercore
Altman, Sam (USA), President, Y Combinator

Andersson, Magdalena (SWE), 
Minister of Finance
Applebaum, Anne (USA), 
Columnist Washington Post; Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
Apunen, Matti (FIN), 
Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
Aydin-Düzgit, Senem (TUR), 
Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Bilgi University
Barbizet, Patricia (FRA), 
CEO, Artemis
Barroso, José M. Durão (PRT), 
Former President of the European Commission
Baverez, Nicolas (FRA), 
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Bengio, Yoshua (CAN), 
Professor in Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal
Benko, René (AUT), 
Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, SIGNA Holding GmbH
Bernabè, Franco (ITA), 
Chairman, CartaSi S.p.A.
Beurden, Ben van (NLD), 
CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Blanchard, Olivier (FRA), 
Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute
Botín, Ana P. (ESP), 
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), 
President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
Breedlove, Philip M. (INT), 
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Brende, Børge (NOR), 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Burns, William J. (USA), 
President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cebrián, Juan Luis (ESP), 
Executive Chairman, PRISA and El País
Charpentier, Emmanuelle (FRA), 
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Coeuré, Benoît (INT), 
Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Costamagna, Claudio (ITA), 
Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
Cote, David M. (USA), 
Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Cryan, John (DEU), 
CEO, Deutsche Bank AG
Dassù, Marta (ITA), 
Senior Director, European Affairs, Aspen Institute
Dijksma, Sharon A.M. (NLD), 
Minister for the Environment
Döpfner, Mathias (DEU), 
CEO, Axel Springer SE
Dudley, Robert (GBR), 
Group Chief Executive, BP plc
Dyvig, Christian (DNK), 
Chairman, Kompan
Ebeling, Thomas (DEU), 
CEO, ProSiebenSat.1
Elkann, John (ITA), 
Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Enders, Thomas (DEU), 
CEO, Airbus Group
Engel, Richard (USA), 
Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
Fabius, Laurent (FRA), 
President, Constitutional Council
Federspiel, Ulrik (DNK), 
Group Executive, Haldor Topsøe A/S
Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (USA), 
President and CEO, TIAA
Ferguson, Niall (USA), 
Professor of History, Harvard University
Flint, Douglas J. (GBR), 
Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
Garicano, Luis (ESP), 
Professor of Economics, LSE; Senior Advisor to Ciudadanos
Georgieva, Kristalina (INT), 
Vice President, European Commission
Gernelle, Etienne (FRA), 
Editorial Director, Le Point
Gomes da Silva, Carlos (PRT), 
Vice Chairman and CEO, Galp Energia
Goodman, Helen (GBR), 
MP, Labour Party
Goulard, Sylvie (INT), Member of the European Parliament
Graham, Lindsey (USA), Senator

Grillo, Ulrich (DEU), 
Chairman, Grillo-Werke AG; President, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
Gruber, Lilli (ITA), 
Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
Hadfield, Chris (CAN), 
Colonel, Astronaut
Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), 
Professor of Economics, Leiden University
Harding, Dido (GBR), CEO, 
TalkTalk Telecom Group plc
Hassabis, Demis (GBR), 
Co-Founder and CEO, DeepMind
Hobson, Mellody (USA), 
President, Ariel Investment, LLC
Hoffman, Reid (USA), 
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Höttges, Timotheus (DEU), 
CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG
Jacobs, Kenneth M. (USA), 
Chairman and CEO, Lazard
Jäkel, Julia (DEU), 
CEO, Gruner + Jahr
Johnson, James A. (USA), 
Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
Jonsson, Conni (SWE), 
Founder and Chairman, EQT
Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. (USA), 
Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
Kaeser, Joe (DEU), 
President and CEO, Siemens AG
Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, 
Palantir Technologies
Kengeter, Carsten (DEU), 
CEO, Deutsche Börse AG
Kerr, John (GBR), 
Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
Kherbache, Yasmine (BEL), 
MP, Flemish Parliament
Kissinger, Henry A. (USA), Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Kleinfeld, Klaus (USA), 
Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Kravis, Henry R. (USA), 
Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), 
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Kudelski, André (CHE), 
Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
Lagarde, Christine (INT), 
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Levin, Richard (USA), 
CEO, Coursera
Leyen, Ursula von der (DEU), 
Minister of Defence
Leysen, Thomas (BEL), 
Chairman, KBC Group
Logothetis, George (GRC), 
Chairman and CEO, Libra Group
Maizière, Thomas de (DEU), 
Minister of the Interior, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Makan, Divesh (USA), 
Malcomson, Scott (USA), 
Author; President, Monere Ltd.
Markwalder, Christa (CHE), 
President of the National Council and the Federal Assembly
McArdle, Megan (USA), Columnist, Bloomberg View
Michel, Charles (BEL), 
Prime Minister
Micklethwait, John (USA), 
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
Minton Beddoes, Zanny (GBR), 
Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Mitsotakis, Kyriakos (GRC), 
President, New Democracy Party
Morneau, Bill (CAN), 
Minister of Finance
Mundie, Craig J. (USA), 
Principal, Mundie & Associates
Murray, Charles A. (USA), 
W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Netherlands, H.M. the King of the (NLD)
Noonan, Michael (IRL), 
Minister for Finance
Noonan, Peggy (USA), 
Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
O’Leary, Michael (IRL), 
CEO, Ryanair Plc
Ollongren, Kajsa (NLD), 
Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam
Özel, Soli (TUR), 
Professor, Kadir Has University
Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (GRC), CEO, Titan Cement Co.
Petraeus, David H. (USA), 
Chairman, KKR Global Institute
Philippe, Edouard (FRA), 
Mayor of Le Havre
Pind, Søren (DNK), 
Minister of Justice
Ratti, Carlo (ITA), 
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
Reisman, Heather M. (CAN), 
Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Rubin, Robert E. (USA), Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Rutte, Mark (NLD), 
Prime Minister
Sawers, John (GBR), 
Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
Schäuble, Wolfgang (DEU), 
Minister of Finance
Schieder, Andreas (AUT), 
Chairman, Social Democratic Group
Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), 
Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc.
Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), 
CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
Schwab, Klaus (INT), 
Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), 
Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Simsek, Mehmet (TUR), 
Deputy Prime Minister
Sinn, Hans-Werner (DEU), 
Professor for Economics and Public Finance, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Skogen Lund, Kristin (NOR), 
Director General, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Standing, Guy (GBR), 
Co-President, BIEN; Research Professor, University of London
Thiel, Peter A. (USA), 
President, Thiel Capital
Tillich, Stanislaw (DEU), 
Minister-President of Saxony
Vetterli, Martin (CHE), 
President, NSF
Wahlroos, Björn (FIN), 
Chairman, Sampo Group, Nordea Bank, UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Wallenberg, Jacob (SWE), 
Chairman, Investor AB
Weder di Mauro, Beatrice (CHE), 
Professor of Economics, University of Mainz
Wolf, Martin H. (GBR), 
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times


    The Bilderbergs are a HUGE version of our very own, New Lebanon EDC. Do NOT be fooled. Wake up before the alarm clock goes off.


Town Board                                                             7-12-2016

                The meetings amaze me these days. It's like living in a different town since Benson is no longer sitting at that bench at the front of the room. 

                The residual effects of his lack of leadership ability will be evident for some time to come however, as became clear tonight. The sidewalk project, one of the pet projects of Benson and the EDC, is coming back to bite us in the A_S. The grant money we received for the planning of that unwanted and unnecessary plan must now be paid back in full, or the project must go forward. 

                 Colleen will be explaining the details in the newsletter that will be coming out soon, but for now, we know that if we do not do at least SOME of that sidewalk project, the town is facing a huge debt and the loss of the town money put into the planning phase under Benson's watch. Public information meetings are being scheduled so that all of us can be fully informed and have a voice in the decision. These will be announced via email and in the local papers. 

                   What we must decide as a town, is which option is the least costly, paying the funds back, or going forward with the project. I felt Colleen's pain tonight as she tried to explain the intricate details of the mess left to her by our last Supervisor. Believe me, this will not be the only issue we will face as a result of Benson's narcissism and inability to do the job. Not to mention his dirty deals. We will be sweeping up his messes for years to come. 

                    The sign ordinance is still a hotbed issue, and this month's ZBA Meeting was a busy one with business owners seeking sign variances in response to the violation notices they received. Councilman Baumli stated that he had attended that meeting, and thought that a couple of the ZBA members were failing to enforce the sign code as it stands by granting variances for signs that are clearly in violation. He is concerned about setting a poor precedent and undermining the Enforcement Officer. I think he's right about that, and that the sign codes should be clear, simplified, and uniform. No one should be allowed to have more or larger signs than anyone else, but let's face it, all government regulations are extreme and complicated these days. Why not make it simple, after all, even God only gave us 10 Commandments! LOL!! This is an issue that will not be settled easily or quickly.

                   Councilman Geraldi took great issue with Baumli's statement about the ZBA, and stated that the Town Board has NO say over ZBA decisions or actions and that it was unfair to intimate that its members were playing favorites. It got a little warm in the room for a few minutes, but I still think Baumli was right.  No one likes strips of colored flags or big banners in front of businesses, and flashing signs are trashy. All I can think of when I see one of those is a Las Vegas Strip Club. LOL!! We want to keep our town clean and rural, but we also have to meet business owners halfway. Not an easy task. 

                   I want to congratulate the CDC for their respectful practice of including all interested residents in their plans and actions by having public information meetings and public hearings before making important decisions that will impact us all. Same goes for the Zoning Re-Write Committee which is performing an extremely difficult service for the town. All these folks have put in more time and effort than the rest of us can imagine and few of us appreciate. Despite the fact that many of these folks are newcomers and some are not exactly on my friends list, their dedication cannot be denied and deserves to be recognized. I wish they would teach Ruth Abram about how to make friends and influence people. 

                    Common Sense zoning and planning are not a problem until we start hearing Red Flag words such as "Sustainability ",  anything to do with " Climate Change and Regulations ", "Revitalization ", "Economic Development ", and "Government Grants ".  Train your ears to perk-up when these words are uttered, and take them as the danger signs they are. 

                   (  Yes, there IS something good coming to New Lebanon in the near future, so just hang in there! It will be worth the wait. )

                      I heard today that Marchese Ford may not be buying the Ralph Chittenden property across from Darcy Construction after all, due to some difficult estate issues. That's a shame, because it would be nice to see something in that space that isn't messy or unattractive. After all, it was once a junkyard, so we certainly can't do worse than THAT!  It would be a great site for a Market, or Senior Housing, but I don't know if that will ever happen. One has to wonder if since the address of that property is 666 Rt. 20, it may not be habitable for the faithful. LOL!! I think if it were my land, I would change the address to anything BUT what it is. 

                       Funny thing, but I had two contacts today with local people about the man I mentioned in my January 10 post. The guy who likes to take young boys under his wing. That issue is always on my mind, but it was quite the coincidence that he was brought to my attention by two others in one day. I guess I'm not the only concerned resident, and that's a very GOOD thing.  Please be aware of where your kids are spending their time and with WHOM. 

                        I am presently looking for anyone who is a member of the New Lebanon Garden Club. No one seems to know anyone who might be involved, and I am itching to discuss the Bridge Boxes project with the group. If you are a member or know someone who is, please let me know. Another idea, if we can get it past NY State D.O.T, would be a nice flower-box on the concrete diamond in front of the old Hess Station. Kind of a colorful, living, "Welcome to New Lebanon" for folks coming in from Pittsfield and Rt. 22 North. 

                        The Flag Project will be publicly announced shortly and a means of accepting donations from businesses and residents will be available at last. Stone Soup is busier than you think! I was in Valatie the other day, and their Main Street is so beautiful! It has come a long way in the past 10 years, with new facades on the storefronts, hanging flower baskets and American Flags on the poles. It's the simple, little things that make the biggest impact. Join us in making these things a reality in New Lebanon. Just email Stone Soup at: PACTJJ@gmail.com. Oh, one more interesting thing; The Pillars is going to become a private home soon. That will be an awesome renovation to witness!

                        Tomorrow night, I will be posting a story that I have been working on for some time now. Finding an hour or two of quiet time around the cabin isn't easy, so even though it isn't a long piece, I have had to write it in small bits and pieces. There is even a "Moral" to the story! 

           Happy 90th Birthday to Ernie Tetrault !   God Bless our country,  JJ.


Once Upon A Time                                                                7-13-2016

                   Once upon a time in a little country town, a secret battle was waged between Good and Evil. 

                    It was early July and the residents and summer people were enjoying the local lake and usual summertime festivities. The weather had been perfect for weeks, warm enough for swimming but free of the heavy humidity common to the lake areas. Rain had occurred mostly at night and the daytime skies were a clear, ocean blue. All was well until one day, a dark cloud rolled into town in the form of an old, black van. 

                    The truck was certainly not something that could easily go unnoticed. It's front windows were darkly tinted, it's side and rear doors were windowless. Huge white Pentagrams were painted on it's sides by a less-than-steady hand.

                     Local folks were not terribly concerned at first, they were accustomed to strange vehicles and people passing through in summer. Weirdos came and weirdos went. It wasn't until they realized that the van had been around every day for over a week, that they grew wary. The van and it's unseen occupants became the main topic of conversation at the local country store, and it didn't take long for rumors to run wild.

                      The store-keeper had been one of the only people to actually see the van's driver, and he described him as scraggly, surly, and unwashed, with a habit of buying everything in fives. Five sodas, five subs, five packs of cigarettes and so on. So it was an obvious conclusion that there were five people in the group. 

                      Some of the locals were excessively frightened, wondering where the strangers had come from and when they would go away. Soon, a sense of foreboding hung over the town and a few of the summer families even cut their vacations short, packed-up their kids, and went back to the city.  Despite there being no evidence of threatening or illegal behavior on the part of the "Satanists" as they  had come to be known, rumor and fear gave birth to outlandish accounts of missing pets, screams in the night, and children waking from terrible nightmares of violence in the woods.

                      As the days and then weeks passed, an ominous change came over the town and it's people. Though the skies remained sunny and clear, the atmosphere grew dark and stormy. Fewer and fewer people left the safety of their homes and cottages for the freedom of the beaches and boats, and mothers began to hover over their children and family pets.  Doors were locked at night, many for the first time ever, and lights were left burning through the night. 

                       In public, folks spoke in whispers and looked over their shoulders. Even after it became known that the "Satanists" were legally renting a remote, nearby cabin and had thus far, done nothing wrong, the fear continued to grow.

                        The presence of the odd strangers had not escaped notice of the folks in the adjoining town,either.  It was there that everyone within 20 miles needed to go to buy groceries, do their banking, or eat a meal out, and that included the "Satanists" in their scary, black van. Remember if you will, that this was over 30 years ago, and the residents were mostly long-time locals with family roots going back generations. Church pews were still full on Sundays and everyone had at least a passing acquaintance with one another. 

                        The men in this town were tough, blue-collar workers, farmers, contractors, mechanics and the like. Most moms still stayed home and raised their kids. A good number of the older men were veterans, some remnants of the Greatest Generation, and they socialized with one another often as volunteer Firemen, Town Officials, Masons, Knights of Columbus members, and Clergy. They were men of great strength with an unwavering sense of loyalty to their country and community, and for many, to God. 

                          It was tacitly understood among these men that it was their duty to protect and preserve the Rural, American Culture they treasured and the families in their close-knit environment. So these good men, the last of their kind, came together in secret. They met in one another's homes, smoked cigars and drank a few Scotch Whiskeys, and they talked. A Lot. Not at all unusual for this group or any other like it, but the subject matter this summer was unusual indeed! 

                          The members of this group were husbands, fathers, and grandfathers, some survivors of the Great Depression and others of WWII. Each of them, even those who had never served, was a battle-scarred soldier and every one had been strengthened by their struggles. The matter at hand was a simple task for such men. So they met numerous times and formed a plan that would forever remain a secret among the group. Once completed, this mission would never be spoken of again.

                            In early August of that very odd summer, an oppressive aura that had lingered over two, little rural towns for many weeks, was finally lifted. People returned to the beaches and boats once more  dotted the surface of the lake. Mothers drew in deeper breaths of fresher air and watched their children splash in the water and build sand castles again.

                             For a little while, folks wondered aloud what had happened to the strange black van and it's occupants, why they had disappeared so suddenly, and what might have been their fate. Their relief overpowered their curiosity however, and the scary strangers were soon all but forgotten.

                               The old black van and the mysterious "Satanists" were never seen or heard from again. Not in the two little towns, or anywhere else that anyone ever heard of. Where they went and why has never been revealed. After all, that was the agreement, wasn't it? 

                               Yes, this is a true story. A select few of you may even find it oddly familiar. There is even a Moral to this story. 

                                Edmund Burke once said, "All it takes for Evil to triumph, is for Good men to do nothing ".  This story had a happy ending because Good Men took a stand. They not only dis-invited the evil, they drove it from their midst with only the slightest effort and unity of purpose. 

                                Today, those of us who live in THIS  little town, our men in particular, have forgotten our roles. Few of the thick-skinned and battle-scarred Heroes remain, not just here but all across America. We have forgotten the duty we have as human beings and Americans to Protect our Own, to stand up to evil and drive it away. Too many are faithless or have abandoned their faith and scorned God, opening the door to new evils such as Liberalism, Tyranny, Terrorism, and Oppression. 

                                 No longer do our men defend honor and morality, they are too busy watching TV, staring into cellphone screens, or striving for personal gain. Their apathy has allowed an insidious evil to infiltrate their governments and their children's schools, even the public restrooms used by their wives and daughters.  America needs HEROES again. 

                                  We need REAL MEN who will be Soldiers in the war against depravity, violations of our God-Given Freedoms, and a government that is out of control. We need fathers, sons, and grandfathers willing to meet secretly in smoke-filled rooms and plan a strategy for a response to Evil and Despotism. We need men who will carry out their plan and triumph over all that is unacceptable to a GOOD people. 

                                   I believe that men such as these still do exist in America, and right here in New Lebanon. There may be far fewer per-capita than there once were, since our Universities of Indoctrination are churning out mamby-pamby snowflakes rather than men of strength and character. 

                                   It only takes ONE man of character to begin and sustain a peaceful and effective Revolution. The time has come. 

Welcome to the Land of Oz                                             7-19-2016

                   Dear Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. I don't even know for certain if we're still in America. 

                    The country in which you and I now live, bears little resemblance to the one we grew up in.  I have discussed the negative changes in our government and society so frequently on this blog that I'm sure my readers are saturated with it. There are just some things that are far too important and meaningful to merely be mentioned in passing. The things I address most often and so repetitively are major indications of what is to come. They are Omens, Red Flags, and Strong Warnings that we cannot afford to ignore. 

                    Those familiar with Bible Prophecy can read these signs more clearly than others, but any adult of reasonable intelligence KNOWS that there is serious trouble ahead for us all. We are passengers on a Runaway Train that picks up speed by the minute, and the bridge is out up ahead.

                     As I have observed the unprecedented criminal actions of the two, main political parties this year, I have been deeply saddened by the Herd Mentality of the American Voters. It was not at all surprising to see Democrats ignore and excuse the felonious behaviors and history of Hillary Clinton. Nor was it a shock to watch our youth worship at the feet of Socialism Sanders. These kids are products of federal-run education and Liberal Indoctrination. Many have overly-indulgent parents who failed to teach them about responsibility, accountability, and hard work's relationship to how far you go in life.

                    Our youth are now an "Entitlement Generation" , the new, "Sissy Society" of lazy, spoiled, thin-skinned brats. Despite many of them being highly educated and the bearers of fancy degrees, when it comes to Real Life, they are as stupid as a box of rocks. They are NOT alone! I have been observing with a smothering sense of hopelessness, as Evangelicals and self-proclaimed Conservatives have been mesmerized and fooled by a False Hero, and they have literally fallen at his feet.  Trump is now their God of choice and no amount of proof as to what and who he really IS, makes any difference. 

                    Evangelicals, the very people who should be the most discerning, the most aware of the magnetism of False prophets, seem to have forgotten the warnings that they should know so well. It is terrifying to consider how easily they will fall under the spell of the Anti-Christ when he rises up from Europe and charms them with his lies and beauty, his empty promises and false hope. 

                   The Republicans started this election cycle with 19 candidates. Of the 19, ONE was a strong, Godly, and PROVEN leader. The Bible tells us; "Choose for yourselves Godly men as Leaders ". God sent us that man, and the Christians shunned him. An easy sin these days when the majority of Americans have shunned God Himself. What could be their excuse ? How do Christians justify their failure to obey the word they have studied and committed to memory? 

                   The Republican National Convention has been a hotbed of corruption and rule-breaking. It began with the Armed GOON Squad that prevented the delegate petitions from being delivered to the RNC Chair. Not only is this a violation of the Convention Rules, it is a violation of Due Process! 100% illegal, and an action heretofore seen only in Socialist countries.  A female, "Never Trump" delegate was circled by 5 male delegates as she exited a restroom at the convention.  She was told by these  "Men" to not vote, to leave the premises AND the STATE, or face bodily harm !!

                    Then Trump's wife, the former Gay-Porn Star, delivered a speech from the RNC Stage that was word-for-word plagiarized from Michelle Obama's 2012 DNC Speech ! It's quite entertaining to watch the side-by-side comparisons on the news and Conservative Media sites. Yet, NONE of these things seem to matter, either! Arrests should have been made, Trump rendered ineligible, and this entire joke ended. Then we had the speeches delivered by Trump's adult children, from the REPUBLICAN Convention Stage, even though THEY are DEMOCRATS! It just goes on and on and on. 

                    This election, since Day ONE, has been a never-before-seen pit of filth, corruption, lies, and manipulations. It is at the same time an embarrassment and a tragedy, and it was entirely engineered by the very people I have been warning you about. Only Hillary can keep their road to destruction open and without impediment and there is absolutely NOTHING they would not do to ensure her the presidency. We knew this from the beginning, and we said so right here on this blog. Trump is merely a complicit puppet and an unelectable buffoon. Chosen on purpose, FOR  a purpose.

                    Hillary WILL  be the next president. The GOP is now the Party of Betrayal with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. So what do REAL Conservatives and Christians DO? For one, run as fast as your feet will carry you to the Constitution Party. Join it, Support it, and Make it GROW. The GOP is DEAD. In the meantime, Pray, Prepare, Practice, and Repeat.


Lebanon, We Have a Problem, AGAIN!                              7-23-2016

                A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a woman who lives in West Lebanon. I have known her for many years, and though I have never seen her as an enemy, she is not a member of my Fan Club nor am I of hers. 

                 She was looking for an archived post I had written earlier this year, and having been attacked by this woman repeatedly, for WEEKS, over what she believed was a mis-spelled word,  (yes, REALLY), all the little Red Flags started waving in my brain. This was not a person that would contact me for any positive reason.  She was definitely UP to SOMETHING. 

                  Still, what I write here is public information and I am accountable for every word, so I took the high road and sent the location of the post she was seeking, to her. Then I waited.  It was not a long wait. LOL!! Her motives became crystal clear this morning when I began receiving sudden and vicious attacks from yet another, female resident. Drama Lover's Society. 

                   I was accused via venomous texts of "Libel and Slander", which is of course, B.S, because if there is anything I am acutely aware of, is where that line is and I do not cross it. I will come right up TO it, but I don't step over it. What was most interesting about this text, was that while it was accusing ME of these things, it was chock-full of libelous and slanderous statements about local business people, our High School, and even the New Lebanon State Police, and she named NAMES. Soo... WHO  is committing Slander and Libel here? Not to mention total hypocrisy. 

                   Obviously, the archived post requested by woman #1 was handed over to Woman #2 who then proceeded to go on the most immature, libelous, profanity-ridden assault I have seen in a good while. LOL!!  Apparently, #2 has been going on a Rant on Facebook in recent weeks, attacking the very people who have always been her strongest supporters, most loyal allies, and who always had her back. Today was simply my TURN. Which is fine, I have come up against much tougher than this little tyrant.

                  A lot of us know that #2 has been under extreme stress lately and that she is experiencing some deep, emotional pain. That may explain her behavior, but it by no means EXCUSES it. Those of us who have become the targets of her guilt-ridden attacks and mis-placed blame are the people who have been there for her, offered our help, and respected the personal nature of her dilemma. Rather than REACH out to us, she chose to LASH out at us, and none of us deserve it. 

                  It is never advisable to burn bridges you may one day need to cross. I am, and have been, truly saddened and concerned about what she is going through, but at the same time, I will NOT be abused without cause by ANYONE. Her anger is seriously mis-directed and her behavior constitutes Harassment and Slander. In fact, we are all keeping her communications to us and discussing making a visit to the State Police if this continues in any form. Yes, it IS that extreme.

                  As a result of all of this, my resolve to see the needs of our residents made a priority in New Lebanon, has been strengthened. I believe that there is absolutely NOTHING more vital than reaching out to our youth.  Things like B.S Climate Change Programs, Economic and Sustainable Development, Tourism, etc., do NOT MATTER. How about we shelve the ridiculous and unnecessary Liberal Agendas and focus on PEOPLE? Let's provide food for the hungry, clothing for needy kids, visitation for shut-ins and the lonely, and provide things for our YOUNG people. Let's take care of PEOPLE, first.

                  What profit is there in sidewalks, new specialty businesses, tourist attractions, and environmental crap, if our hungry are unfed, our lonely ignored, and our kids going astray?  If frustrated parents have nowhere to turn? What use are our four churches if the clergy do not put piousness aside long enough to step-up and work together to strengthen FAMILIES? Who ARE we?  

                  Are we now nothing more than a Liberal Utopia, a destination for city people and tourists, or are we a COMMUNITY ? Is it more important to put on a Pretty Face for outsiders just to attract visitors or to actually climb into the trenches and improve the lives of the people who live here? We need to choose, and we need to do it before we lose more of our kids. 

Picnics and Nitwits                                                      7-27-2016

                BUSY weekend ahead!  On Friday night from 7-9 p.m, there will be a free, Contemporary Christian Concert at the pavilion in Shatford Park. Sponsored by the "New Life Church" of Pittsfield and Mr. Larry LaFerriere of New Lebanon.  There will be free food and drink, and all are welcome. Bring a blanket and come on out and cool off with some upbeat music. 

                 On Saturday of course, is the Community Picnic at the park at noon. More live music, local exhibitors, games for the kids, and plenty to munch on, including the Best Sweet Corn within 100 miles, but then, I'm partial. LOL!!  I am hoping to make it for at least a little while, but I do have to go out of town at some point.  Thank you to the Larabee Family for all their hard work to make this picnic a reality each year. 

                 Bob and I have just completed an arduous adoption process and Saturday is supposed to be the day we pick up our new baby! Our Pit Bull, that is!  LOL!  (Had you going for a second, didn't I? )  Out of the Pits  in Albany is a wonderful organization that rescues abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from all over NY, including NY City, provides any necessary medical care and training, and finds them Forever Homes. These are some of the most needy, loving, adorable dogs you will ever meet, and I have yet to meet a mean one. Pits are the only dogs that truly GRIN when they're happy, and they're happy most of the time! 

                  The adoption process required by OOTP is very tough, due to the fact that there are evil people out there who want these dogs for fighting rings and to use as "Bait" to train fighting dogs. Some are used as breeders, having two or three litters a year and never seeing the outdoors or receiving a gentle touch. It is a horrible situation and the shelters are over-flowing with terrific Pit Bulls that have been abandoned because they can NOT be trained to fight. The dog WE are seeking to adopt was abandoned in NY City, left tied to a fence by some heartless Nitwit. If it were up to me, these people would receive the exact treatment they gave their animals. 

                   Even many of the Amish Dog Breeders we see selling dogs today, are heartless and treat the dogs like objects. They run Puppy Mills where the dogs are kept in small cages at all times, never walk on the grass, are over-bred, and often, very sick. The Amish believe that NO animal should ever be inside the house under any circumstances, and that's their right, but if they feel that way, they should not have dogs. They should stick with the horses and cows. Never, ever buy a dog that may have come from any Puppy Mill or Amish Farm. If they have no buyers, they have no reason to continue in their dirty business. 

                    We still miss our Bailey every day, and it is our hope that by providing a forever home to another dog in need, we might honor her memory and ease our sorrow. So, if you see me around town with "Reagan", come over and shake a paw! 

                    Hope to see you at the park!