JUNE 2015  ARCHIVES


 Town Board and Behold                                                  6-9-2015


                 Holy Crow, another ridiculous gathering of inane humans.  Yet again, we visited the issue of testing the gravel we use on our dirt roads . For reasons known only to HIM, the Czar is adamant about paying good tax money to have this done, despite the expert opinion of our Highway Super who is 100% in opposition of testing.  It's become a real Rooster Rally.

                 This matter of such little significance, has gone on for so long now, that one HAS to wonder what it is that is driving Benson to refuse to let it go. Is there something in it for him?  Jeff Winestock manages to stay very calm while still getting his opinion across and his digs in, and it's SO much more fun to watch than the sit-coms on the Idiot Box. Jeff is upset about the waste of money involved, and he's right of course. This town has much more pressing needs. 

                  We were treated to a rare visit by the arrogant John Dax tonight. He is now legal counsel for the East Nassau and West Lebanon Whiners Club. Apparently, they are back to targeting the Speedway and demanding a "Noise Ordinance" be put into effect for Lebanon. They now have a "Petition" with a little over 100 signatures, only 46 of which are New Lebanon, registered voters. Sorry folks, but if you don't LIVE here and pay taxes here, you have NO say in making LAWS here. So, here we go again. 

                    Dax naturally had to attempt to look intelligent, talking about "Acoustic Engineers" to test the decibel levels, (which Howard Commander has had done a hundred times already), and trying to describe the different "Algorithms" involved in noise studies. It went on, and on, and ON. The Czar allowed it for far too long, and had it been anyone other than Dax, he would have shut it down a lot sooner.  When ol' John was tossed out on his ear a few years back, a lot of locals were thrilled to see him go and to see Tony Murad replace him as Zoning Board Chair. FINALLY, we had rid the town of both Stanley Koloski and John Dax, and for a while, we had honest, sensible handling of Zoning issues and respectful treatment of residents. 

                     When I heard that Chris Steadman had resigned from the Planning and Ethics Boards, it was win #3 ! Another corrupt official gone. Now Dax is back in the picture and the town, and pushing his "Shaker Swamp" program in what was never a swamp, and putting the racetrack back in his crosshairs. Back to TWO wins. These loonies he is representing, actually want the Speedway to have ONLY the dirt track race on one Saturday per month, and they want to limit his hours of operation and how many Special Events he can hold, etc. Good luck with THAT!  Never happen. We'll be talking a LOT about this issue this summer, you can count on it. 

                         It's all good, because the Racing Fans from the entire Northeast are waiting in the wings for the Call to Action. I have the names, locations, and email addresses of over 200 people who will come to Lebanon at a moment's notice to defend the Speedway. They will bring their friends and families. In fact, they can't WAIT, and have been ready since last summer, when I rallied them together for this effort. LOL!  

                          My husband got on his high-horse tonight and relieved some of the tension with his tangled tongue. Actually, the Czar was the first to have a tongue tangle tonight when he referred to the Congregational Church as the "Congressional" Church. My husband out-did him though, when he called the city transplants, "In-Breds" ! He meant, "Outsiders".  LOLOL!!  It was hysterical ! Like I always say, he's the numbers guy, I'm the Words half of the team. It was a good chuckle for everybody though, and it really did lighten the mood in the room. Bob gets a little hot under the collar when city newcomers want to dictate how we should live in a town he was born and raised in, and I don't blame him a bit.

                           Which brings me to Behold and Ruth Abram, once again. As you know, the written request for a Public Hearing on this project was ignored by the entire Town Board. You also know that Abram lied to gain the grant she received for $100,000.00 and violated the requirements of the grant. She is now reportedly pushing local business owners to sign a statement saying that "Behold" has improved their businesses so she will be eligible for future grants. She claims that she implemented the Behold Program to inject some "Culture" into the town. One business owner told her we already have culture, in the Tannery Pond Concert Program and the Theater Barn. She laughed at the Theater Barn and said the Phelps are "Too Old" to be running a theater !

                             Oh, but that is NOTHING compared to the NEWEST information I have gleaned about Mrs. Abram!  I don't want to tip my hand prematurely, there is work to be done, but HOLY CROW, do I have some proof of her agenda and evil history !!! Whatever you do, stay tuned for the progress of my efforts on this issue! I have a very busy week ahead and may even need to travel for this one, but it will be worth the wait, folks. I give you my solemn WORD, that within a week, I will have info for you that will shake you to the core. 

                               By the way, Behold has appealed their Billboard-Sized sign request to the Zoning Board. Seeing as how Hilltown Pork is being cited for THEIR over-sized sign, how can Behold be given a variance for theirs? I am posting a picture of the proposed sign below. Abram claims it is an "art Mural". Well, if Marchese Ford posted same-size photos of F150s and Mustangs on the front of the Gallup Inn, it would be an advertisement for Fords. What Behold is proposing, is an advertisement for Behold, NOT an Art Mural. Nice try, Ruth.

                                

                                Another interesting item. The CAC is looking into having the Wyomanock Creek designated as an "Inland Waterway", which would make it eligible for, you guessed it, GRANTS. Now, being one of the few residents that lives within 10 feet of this creek, I would love to see it cleaned out and the banks restored to their original condition. I have lost at least a tenth of an acre and my garage is barely holding on to the edge of the bank since Hurricane Sandy. Yet I am also concerned that if the EPA gets involved here, it will bring severe use restrictions and regulations. I have a friend in Averill Park who was fined for taking a pretty rock the size of a football from a creek. She was also forced to replace the rock in the exact spot and position she found it in. 

                                 I want our creeks to be clean and cared for, but I also don't want to be fined for sneezing too close to the bank or if some grass blows into the water when we mow our lawn. I can see it coming!  LOL!!!  For some reason, the CAC seems to think having the Wyomanock designated as an Inland Waterway will bring "Tourism" and "Money" into Lebanon. HOW? Are we going to have "Wading Tours"? It isn't deep enough for canoes or kayaks or even swimming in most places. The fish are few and most are smaller than a woman's hand. It does attract wild ducks and Herons, beavers, and an occasional turtle, but that's about it. Lots of crayfish and leeches, I can attest to that!  EWWWW! 

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                                So, anyone up for volunteering to be a member of the Ethics Board? There's an open seat that needs filling. All are eligible, since the EB does nothing and integrity is not a requirement. We DO need a solid, Patriotic, Honest, Long-Time LOCAL to run for Supervisor pretty soon. Anybody???

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  Correction from my last post:

                 The photo I posted of the Lebanon Milk Strike was looked at by Al Wheeler when he was still with us. It was Al who told me where the picture was taken. However, I have been advised by Tony Murad, who is a train buff, that it was probably taken in the Town of Lebanon that is outside Rochester. Did you know there was another Lebanon in NY? I didn't. I'm sure Tony is correct, as he has been researching NY railroads for years and knows a lot more than I do or Al did. So rather than donate this photo to our Heritage Center, I'll donate it to the Historical Society in the "other" Lebanon. Thank you,Tony for setting this straight.

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  This is a crappy scan, but you get the idea. The entire front of the building is pasted with photos the size of a compact car, and the Behold sign is at the far right. The first pic is of a firefighter that does not even LIVE in Lebanon and does not work for the Lebanon Fire Department.   DUH?????????



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 Ruth Abram and Behold                                              6-14-2015


              I promised you a big revelation within a week, and it's time to deliver. As you all know, I am not a fan of the Behold New Lebanon program or of Ruth Abram. You also know WHY I am not a fan, and that it has nothing to do with the program content and everything to do with how the local residents have been treated by Abram and her cronies. 

              So it's time for you all to know the truth about Ruth Abram, her husband, Herbert Teitelbaum, and the Terror-Campaign launched upon a Manhattan Family by a woman who thinks only of herself. Ruth Abram is the daughter of a noted, Civil Rights attorney, Morris Abram. Morris was an extremely wealthy man and was acquainted with Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement. Yet he had Black servants in his home, including a maid that looked after Ruth when she was a child. A maid that was forced to ride in the back of the bus after seating Ruth in the front. Hmm.

              Ruth grew up spoiled and privileged, and her sense of entitlement has not faded over the years. Most of you are aware of Ruth's Manhattan Museum, the "Tenement Museum", intended to celebrate the original immigrants to NY City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The museum is successful, and in 2001, shortly after the 9-11 attacks on the city, Ruth decided that she needed to expand. A twin tenement building to hers shared a common wall with the museum and would be ideal for her purposes, so she approached the owners with an offer. The Holtzman Family told Ruth that their building was not for sale, and in fact, they were nearing the completion of a years-long renovation. Further, the building had been in the Holtzman family for generations and it was a family treasure. 

              The first floor of the Holtzman building housed a well-known, Chinese restaurant, and the 14 apartments were occupied, one by the Holtzmans themselves. Ruth was relentless, not being accustomed to ever being told "NO". So she persisted, but her offers were unreasonably low and the owners did not WANT to sell. So she tried another angle, and falsely accused the neighbors of causing damage to the  museum during their renovations. She also set the Building Authorities on them , claiming that they lacked proper work permits, made too much noise, etc. That was when the Holtzman's Hell began.

               It went on and on for many months, while tourists to the museum sat on the Holtzman's front steps, blocking entry and egress, peeked into the windows and blocked the sidewalk. Still, Ruth did not get her building, so she escalated the assault. Attorney Herbert Teitelbaum, Ruth's husband, was during the Spitzer Administration, the Chair of the NY State Ethics Commission, so Ruth went to Albany and lobbied, and used her "connections" to force Eminent Domain proceedings against the Holtzmans based on "Historical Preservation purposes" !! Much to the shock of the Holtzmans, they only learned about this action when they received a phone call from a friend, telling them that the seizure notice was posted in the NY Daily News! They had 90 days to respond and attempt to retain what was theirs! 

              After a long, dirty, traumatic battle, the Holtzmans prevailed, believe it or not, in part due to the efforts of Sheldon Silver and Chuck Schumer on the Holtzman's behalf. Rudy Giuliani also assisted the family as did newspapers including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the L.A Times. Yes, it made National news. Ruth earned the title of, "The Wicked Witch of the East". Shortly after this battle was ended, Ruth's husband was charged with leaking confidential information in the Trooper-Gate investigation of Joe Bruno, and to save firing and possible arrest, he resigned from his state position in disgrace. (All claims are documented below).

               In 2007, Ruth and her hubby started to live part-time in New Lebanon, and Ruth came to stay full-time in 2009. Her biography claims that Ruth is something of an expert on the Old Testament, but after learning of what she did to the Holtzmans, one has to wonder how she missed the part about , "Thou Shalt Not Covet",  "Thou Shalt Not Steal", and "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor".  So here she IS, in New Lebanon, starting another "Museum" with NO consideration for the locals.

                I don't know about YOU, but I have serious concerns about what she might do in the days to come. A woman who has had her every desire fulfilled for all of her 70 years , sees herself as a Princess, and has zero respect for anybody is a person that needs close watching. Add to that, the fact that she attempted to steal property that was not hers, lied about her neighbors, harassed and terrorized them, thought nothing of 40 Chinese immigrants losing their jobs,and 14 families losing their homes, then came here and ran over the people who have lived here forever without even ASKING if we had any input?! She also has that little issue with the grant that required majority approval of the townspeople for this Behold project. The same townspeople who were never consulted or informed, and whom Mike Benson disrespected by ignoring WRITTEN REQUESTS for information!

                SO, read through the articles at the link I am providing you below. Make certain to read the many linked newspaper pieces and the case file on Ruth's husband as well. Then let me know if it inspires trust in Ruth and her program, or if you are concerned that maybe she will take a liking to YOUR property and try to take it from YOU! BELIEVE me folks, Behold will not be enough for her. It will never be BIG enough, BUSY enough, make her FAMOUS enough. She will keep taking, pushing, and running us over, unless YOU stop her. Share this information with everyone you know, it's all documented, public record.

                I received an email from Ruth today, asking to "Talk". I am also posting my response to her here. Behold will be appearing at the Planning Board meeting this coming Wednesday at 7:30 p.m at the Town Hall, to have signs approved. If you have something to say to Ruth , you might want to attend.

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  Here is the link to the Manhattan Terror:

  


  Here is the link to Ruth's Husband's Corruption Charges

      http://www.ig.state.ny.us/pdfs/Report%20of%20an%20Investigation%20Concerning%20the%20Commission%20on%20Public%20Integrity.pdf


          Here is my response to her curt request for a "CHAT"


      Dear Mrs. Abram, 

         I do in fact have serious concerns about Behold, but not about the program itself or the content of it. In theory, it is a wholesome, family-oriented endeavor and certainly not harmful to anyone within its described parameters. The issue is the manner in which Behold was implemented last summer, with ZERO input from residents other than your own circle of contacts, NO Public Forum to allow for the people to ask questions or weigh-in about the fact that the Majority of residents do not want Tourism in their town. We were never given one second's respect or consideration. That is extremely insulting to the many families who have been here for decades and in some cases, generations, and want their town to remain "Off the Map" , so to speak.
         In the past 10 or 15 years, New Lebanon has seen a massive infiltration of NY City folks looking for part-time and retirement homes. Certainly, all people are welcome here, regardless of where they come from, what their ethnicity or views may be, or what wing they fly with. What is NOT welcome, are people who come here and try to "Improve" us whether we like it, need it, want it or not. When one moves to the country, they need to assimilate TO the country, not attempt to morph a rural town into a miniature version of the Big Apple. When in Rome.... Sadly, a vast number of the city transplants have done exactly that, and I include YOU in that view, as do a good many locals. 
         We are not rats under glass to be put on exhibit for the entertainment of tourists. We already have a traffic issue on summer weekends with the tourists heading to Vermont and the Speedway fans, and since Stewarts is our only outlet for groceries , it is nearly impossible for locals to get in and out of the store on weekends, especially our seniors. Did you know, that New Lebanon has the highest population of Senior Citizens in the state of NY, Per Capita? We do, and they need some extra consideration.  In February of 2015, I submitted a formal, written request to our Town Board for an advertised, Public Hearing to explain the Behold program , its possible effects going forward and allow the residents an opportunity to have a say in whether we WANTED such a program here or not. Let the majority rule.  That request was not denied, it was simply IGNORED, I suspect due to your "friendship" with Mike Benson. I am told that you started this project because you felt we needed "Culture". Well, we HAVE culture, it is called Peace, Quiet, Hard Work, and Simple Living away from city influences. Only other city transplants and ultra-liberals, support New Lebanon being transformed into a "Get-Away Destination" for people who consider us "Bumpkins" and "Museum Specimens".
          I am aware of your background in a wealthy family with political connections, and I wonder how you feel you can relate to the long-time residents of New Lebanon who are working-class, country people who never had servants or traveled the world, etc. Obviously, that IS an issue for you, because you have made no attempt to even TRY to relate to us, you just breezed into town and ran us over. Most folks don't take kindly to being treated that way, not around here anyway. I understand that you consider yourself to be something of an expert on the Old Testament. Seeing as how I know all about what occurred on Orchard Street in Manhattan, I have to wonder how you missed the commands of God that say: Thou Shalt not Steal,  Thou Shalt not Covet, and Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness. You violated all three when you attempted to steal property that did not belong to you and that you Coveted, by bearing false witness against your neighbors. I'm sorry Ruth, but that incident does not exactly inspire trust in or admiration for you. Quite the opposite. How do we know that you won't do something similar HERE, to US?  We don't. So it is my goal to ensure that every taxpayer in this town learns about your Eminent Domain  case, and the terror-campaign you unleashed upon innocent people in Manhattan. 
           A wise man once said that the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior, so yes, I am VERY concerned about Behold and what you may do in the future. I know that one of the grants you received for this program had a requirement that the MAJORITY of the town residents support the program. How can anyone support a program they know little to nothing about and were never even ASKED if they welcomed? So in effect, you violated the requirements of that grant, and that constitutes Fraud. So let me see here; You attempted to steal property that was not yours through dishonest and dishonorable means, lied about the character and liability of the property owners, manipulated connections in Albany to start Eminent Domain proceedings when they refused to sell to you, , planned to leave 40 Asian Immigrants unemployed and 14 other families homeless, rob the direct descendants of the original immigrants you claim to celebrate, of everything they owned, committed fraud to get grant money, forced your whims on an entire town, and are married to a politician that was forced to resign based on corruption charges. Now, you expect us to celebrate you and your idea, and your arrogant disregard for the people who built and supported this town since 1818 ? I don't see that happening. 
         Had you taken the time last Spring to reach out to the people of New Lebanon and launch this Behold program with the cooperation of all, or respect the objections to it, I'm sure your history would have never come to light or been a consideration. NOW you want to talk? Too little, too late. 

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 REALLY,Ruth????                                            6-16-2015


                 Good Heavens, some people just can't get a grip. Apparently, Ruth Abram is a little worried about her past deplorable behavior being made public. NOW, she schedules a "Public Information Meeting" to explain the Behold program. LOLOL!!!

                 Seeing as how this joke is ready to begin its second season on Independence Day, isn't it a bit LATE to reach out to the public? Look, we all know that money talks and dirty connections get the prize every time. Behold will go on this year as it did last year, because the Czar and the liberal transplants support it, and we local bumpkins just don't have a voice. We are not ALLOWED to have an opinion or be given any choice in what happens to our town. That's the fault of every one of you who have failed to pay attention or speak up. You reap what you sow.  The EDC will set the screws to you too, because they are being allowed to continue to plan YOUR futures in secret, even though they are doing it illegally.

                  I can't change anything all alone, and I don't even WANT to. I just have an appetite for Justice, and I care about this town and the local folks. I think you have a right to know what is going on and what the dangers of allowing Ruth Abram to have so much control can and probably will, lead to. If you don't care, that's okay. I have done the right thing and warned you. I gave you documented PROOF of what she IS and what she might very well DO to YOU in the near future. In other words, I did MY job.

                   I received an email today from the Town Clerk, announcing a Public Meeting at the library on June 25th. This is being held by the BEHOLD Staff, and is for the locals to ask questions and be informed about the Behold Program. SERIOUSLY?????   After a year and a half of ignoring the locals, NOW she wants to tell you about her program? As I said last night, Too Little, Too Late !!

                    What about the Czar, ignoring the February request for just such a meeting? We finally get one, two weeks before the 2015 season of Behold begins, and ONLY because Ruthie is concerned about her history being exposed. Now it is a big RUSH to explain Behold and attempt to ingratiate herself with the people? The people she ran over and ignored all this time? You can buy into it if you wish, but I think Behold should be stopped, Ruth should be stopped, and the folks from Manhattan that I have had some long chats with, have warned us to STOP them BOTH. As battered victims of Ruth Abram, I tend to think their advice is wise.

                    When Rudy Giuliani, Sheldon Silver, Chuck Schumer, Harvey Epstein, the NY TImes, NY Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, and the L.A Times, all sided with Ruth's victims, it says a lot, don't you think? Just for giggles, take a look at the people who are the Behold Team. How many do you know, or know anything ABOUT ? Where do the majority of them hail from? Why did they move to a small, rural town, only to attempt to turn it into THEIR idea of what such a town should be with no respect for what YOU think or desire ? 

                     Whatever side you're on, I hope you will attend this meeting at the library. Make sure you take special notice of Ruth and her friends manners, how they use flowery language, make ridiculous promises, and stand together in unity to demand what they WANT. They will go above and beyond to convince you that they only have the "Good of the Town" at heart and they know what is needed and what's BEST for us. Sound like something you have heard before? So tell me, just how GOOD is Tourism, Traffic, City people staring, not being able to get into Stewarts for a loaf of bread for your kid's dinner all weekend, and how GOOD is the fear of having your property stolen if Ruth decides she wants it?

                      How GOOD do you feel when someone comes here from another place and decides your town is inadequate and needs them to take over and run it and our lives, FOR us? If you're okay with that then Great, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to get yourselves to that meeting and tell Ruth that after what she did in Manhattan, her "Museums" are not welcome here. We are not here to be her personal plaything or liberal utopia, we are a TOWN, a COMMUNITY, and ALL the people matter and have a right to be informed and to be heard. Problem is, it is the city folk behind all this progressivism, that will attend, that go to board meetings and volunteer for committees, and that's why they always get their way! YOU must do the same, and get informed and involved, or forever hold your peace. It's now or never. Your move. 

                       I will attend the meeting at the library, and I WILL be armed with documents that expose and prove what Ruth has done and will do HERE. If you have any desire to stop her, you need to join me. If not, I will accept that Ruth has taken the town and watch as she takes what is YOURS. 

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  Behold! New Lebanon is having a Community Information Night at the New Lebanon Library on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

What is Behold! New Lebanon planning for 2015?

Meet the members of the Behold! Team.

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to info@beholdnewlebanon.org

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 Planning Board                                                 6-17-2015



                    Ruth Abram didn't show. Story is, her husband was in a minor traffic accident, so she sent Monte Wasch to be her mouthpiece.  I tend to think she was avoiding the face to face. I received yet another email from her earlier today. She said that I have a "Distorted View" of Behold. 


                     I don't really HAVE a view of Behold, I have a view of RUTH. I don't hate or fear the program, nor do I hate or fear Ruth, I just don't trust her.  I was not unhappy that they got their signs approved tonight as well as their "General Store". Why would I be? They made the signs conform to the local codes and the building they will be using for the store is fine. They went through proper channels and did it all legally, so who can object to THAT?  It's all I have ever asked for in this town, is for everyone to be treated equally, fairly, and honestly. How hard is that?

                     I think I have made it very clear that my objections are to the manner in which Behold was implemented last year and again this year, and my serious concerns about Ruth's history and treatment of people she considers to be beneath her, which is just about everybody. Her character speaks for itself and having procured the documentation of all the lawlessness involved in her other "Museum" and her deplorable behavior in Manhattan, I am within my rights to call her a Danger to New Lebanon and its property owners. 

                     A few people have said that since Behold is a private, non-profit, the people have no say. However, Ruth expected the Town Clerk, an elected official, to act as a Pass-Through for her grant money. She cannot have it both ways. Much like the EDC that calls itself a private entity, yet works directly with the Town-Hired and Taxpayer-Funded, Behan Planning Group, which in fact MAKES them a Town Entity subject to Open Meeting Laws, Minute-Taking, and transparency. Double-Standards for Liberals in ALL things. 

                      I did not respond to Ruth's email today, as I believed we would have an opportunity to speak at Planning Board tonight. Now she will have to wait until the 25th, when she holds her 18-month overdue, Public Info Forum. My schedule is a lot more full than hers. 

                       So, FYI, Behold has been given a Charter by the NY State Board of Regents, and designated an official Museum by the NY State Historical Society. Monte made the comment tonight that Behold will be here for at LEAST the next 30 years. So as you can see, We the People of New Lebanon have not only been deliberately kept out of the loop on the Behold Program itself, but also the fact that the State of NY is sanctioning it all with NO consideration for or input from, the residents. Is that okay with you? As Behold grows and spreads through the town and Ruth's hunger for more property grows with it, will you see the light before it affects you and your family, your property? Or will you wait until it is too late and the State takes what it and Ruth wants? The proof has been given to you folks, she WILL start grabbing what is not hers! 

                        I have been EXTREMELY busy with this issue, and as the days go by, I will be providing you with more and more info and proof of WHY you should be terrified and ANGRY.  For instance, read the info posted below about the organization that gave Behold the $100,000.00 grant. Read it carefully and think about the character of the founders of this group. If you are the least bit Conservative or Compassionate, these people alone should scare the crap out of you. 



EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA  

35 Church Lane
Westport, CT 
06880

Phone :(203) 226-6498
Email :loi@efaw.org
URL :http://www.efaw.org

Educational Foundation of America's Visual Map     



  • Assets: $147,060,900 (2012)
  • Grants Received: $0 (2012)
  • Grants Awarded: $9,950,548 (2012)

 


The Educational Foundation of America (EFA) was established in New York in 1959 by Richard Prentice Ettinger, the co-founder of Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, and his wife, Elsie P. Ettinger. Mr. Ettinger provided the Foundation's seed funding, and other family members have subsequently added capital to that initial gift. Two of Mr. Ettinger's children, Richard P. Ettinger, Jr. and Elaine P. Hapgood, continued the heritage of their father's charitable giving after his death in 1996.  

Today EFA states that its raison d'etre is to "advocate for progressive change in our society." EFA earmarks its grants for organizations whose activities can be classified under the headings, "arts, education, energy and the environment, reproductive health and rights, population, and education programs benefiting Native Americans."  

Richard P. Ettinger became interested in Native American causes after reading Dee Brown's book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. First published in 1970, this book is essentially an unrelieved narrative of white cruelty and Indian victimhood. 

Ellinger also believed that overpopulation was the most serious problem facing the world and used his Foundation's assets to address that issue. The current Foundation President, Mrs. Elaine P. Hapgood, was similarly inspired while attending an International Planned Parenthood Foundation Conference in Pakistan. Mrs. Hapgood thereafter devoted her energies to advocacy for unrestricted, government-funded access to abortion-on-demand for all women. She has also committed herself to promoting environmental preservation and conservation, which has become another focal point of EFA funding.

The Educational Foundation of America is also active in the contemporary antiwar movement, as evidenced by its status as a member organization of the Peace and Security Funders Group, an unincorporated association of foundations and individual philanthropists that give money to leftist anti-war and environmentalist causes. 

Recent recipients of EFA grants include: the the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the Center for Public Interest Research; the Center for Reproductive Rights; the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund; Environmental DefenseFriends of the EarthGay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network; the Institute for America’s Future; the Institute for Policy Studies; the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the Ms. Foundation for WomenNARAL Pro-Choice America; the National Abortion Federation; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Nature ConservancyPlanned ParenthoodPopulation Connection; the Proteus Fund; the Rainforest Action NetworkState Voices; the Tides CenterTrust for Public Land; the Union of Concerned Scientists; the Wilderness Society; and the Women’s Action for New Directions.

To view a list of additional noteworthy grantees of the Educational Foundation of America, click here.

(Information on grantees and monetary amounts courtesy of The Foundation CenterGuideStarActivistCash, the Capital Research Center and Undue Influence)


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 Pretty darn SCARY, yes? De-Population, Abortion on Demand, the ACLU, etc.,etc. Elitist, Leftist, Socialist Agendas. Ruth Abram and her husband, Herbert Teitelbaum have proven who and what they ARE, their CRIMES, their abuse and threats, and their willingness to run over anyone who stands in their way or tells them NO. Anyone who affiliates themselves with these people and their Behold Program, or supports it in ANY way, are every bit as guilty and deplorable as Ruth and Herbert themselves. 


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Happy Father's Day !!                                                 6-21-2015



                     I hope all you good dads had a terrific day with your families.  Many of you have lost your own dads, as Bob and I have, but today was also a day to remember them as well. 


                     There is a popular saying that goes like this: " Any man can be a father but it takes a very special man to be a DAD ". It is a somewhat over-used adage, but profoundly accurate. My own son's father was too immature and self-absorbed to be a dad, despite being a Police Officer and otherwise childless, but Mike's Godfather Archie, stepped up and filled the Dad role for Mike.  Mike has paid it forward by raising two girls from infancy, and he was there for them every day of their lives through the good and the bad. They are now 15 and 18 years old.  Blood is NOT always thicker than water, nor is blood relationship necessary for us to love or parent a child.

                       The Traditional American Family has become yet another endangered species and the results are becoming more and more obvious. EVERY child needs and deserves a Mother AND a Father, but in today's society, that has become a rarity. 

                        Crime statistics and the erosion of morality are but two of the countless effects of the "NEW" society of single parents, teen parents, and same-sex parents, but it is absent Fathers and BAD fathers that are the biggest problem. If you were to interview at random, a handful of prostitutes, strippers, hard-drug abusers, and violent individuals, the greatest common denominator among them would be absent, ineffective, and abusive fathers. GOOD Dads MATTER. 

                         Young women whose fathers fail to value, protect, and show love for them, will become women who seek those vital needs from other males. This can be dangerous and even deadly, but it sure keeps the pornography industry in the black.  Young males who have or had absent or un-plugged fathers are 60% more likely to repeat the Bad Dad process, commit crimes, abuse women, and become addicted to drugs and alcohol. 

                         God structured our bodies and families the way He did for a REASON. We have allowed that perfect structure to be torn apart and turned upside-down in the name of "Political Correctness" , much as we have many other American Traditions that were good and healthy. Sadly, we are now paying the price and so are millions of America's children. 

                         Many Faith denominations still strictly adhere to the requirement of the Traditional Family, my own included, and though I too was a single mom, I was blessed with a wonderful friend who filled the Dad Void for my son. Not all of us are that fortunate. Single mom households know no specific statistics except that they are most prevalent among Blacks and low-income Whites. Yet they exist all over America to some degree, even among the famous and ultra-wealthy. We are doing our children, ourselves, and our country a great dis-service. 

                         If you are a good dad, you are indeed a rare and special individual. If you HAVE a good dad, I hope you told him that today.


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                     Battle Flags                                                                 6-22-2015


                   As the battle rages over the Confederate Flag in South Carolina, I cannot help but be amazed at the manner in which our government uses distractions and division to prevent addressing the REAL priorities in America.

                    This Democrat President and his irresponsible, Socialist administration can never wash their hands clean of the innocent blood they have spilled during their six years in power. Numerous Navy Seals and other Soldiers, an American Ambassador, Thousands of Children killed by Obama's Drone Strikes, Israelis blown apart by Hamas' bombs, Christians burned and beheaded by Islamic terrorists, and now Iran is months away from having a fully-operational, Nuclear Weapon. 

                     Here at home, we have an open border that is allowing ISIS members, Mexican and Central-American Gangs, the violently mentally ill, and Cartels freedom to slaughter Border Patrol agents, ranchers in border towns, rob, rape, and bring long-eradicated diseases into America. Our Police Officers are being killed in cold blood on American streets as a direct result of the purposeful and carefully-orchestrated race baiting and civil unrest like we have not witnessed in decades.

                      Now, NINE Black Christians have been murdered in South Carolina, and every drop of their blood is on the hands of this administration, and they really think they have a chance of disarming us? That is a move that will result in a second Civil War that will make the first seem like child's play. Since 1776, Americans have NEVER had a greater need to be well-armed than they do today ! 

                      What is the government and their media puppets focusing on and prioritizing? Imaginary "Global Warming", Cakes and Pizza for same-sex weddings , False Flag scare tactics like the Sandy Hook Hoax, and now, the Confederate Flag. While the world burns in the conflagration they created, this government is busy spreading lies to divide and disarm the citizenry, silence our speech and eliminate our faith.

                       I had a small online disagreement last night with a woman named Suzey. She was upset that I had posted a piece in support of the Confederate Flag being allowed to continue flying in the South. She stated that the flag is a symbol of HATE, which it certainly is not and never was, it is in fact, a Battle Flag ! Look it up ! Suzey went on to call me a hater, and I responded that she was acting like a typical Liberal, resorting to name-calling when they have no argument or someone dares to disagree with them. 

                      As I explained to dear Suzey, I am not a Hater, I am a Constitutionalist and a Christian that believes in Freedom of Expression for ALL Americans, whether I agree with them or NOT. She still didn't get it, and asked me why I support the Confederate Flag and its right to fly above the South Carolina Capitol. (SIGH!). I told her that I did not express my support for ANY flag other than the American Flag, and that the Confederate Flag is a proud and important piece of Southern culture, just as immigrants to America, both legal and ILLEGAL, tend to retain much of THEIR culture. Gay Americans, Atheists, Greenies, etc., all have a RIGHT to have and express their views. 

                       There is a Rainbow Flag flying right here in Lebanon on Rt. 20 in front of a nursery school, and as a Christian, I find it slightly offensive. However, I would NEVER consider asking the owner to remove it or crying to the government for it to be removed due to my personal sensibilities. In fact, I would defend the owner's right to fly that flag, because it is a Protected Right under our First Amendment.  I fly a yellow, Gadsden Flag in my yard, and I am sure it offends many local liberals, but it is my RIGHT to Freedom of Expression, and if we do not defend that right for ALL people, despite our differences, where will it STOP? 

                       If we allow ONE flag to be banned, or ONE Constitutional Right to be violated, nothing and no one will be immune from censorship. It is our duty as Patriots, to defend all rights for ALL citizens, even and especially for those we disagree with and that which may "Offend" us. Liberals just don't GET that. They want only THEIR rights and THEIR views to be protected, THEIR feelings to be soothed and boo-boos kissed by government FORCE and Court Actions. 

                       Finally, several men joined the Suzey discussion, and she caved. I don't know if she finally understood, or just got tired of losing. All I can say is, that if any government action is taken to ban the Confederate Flag and have it removed from the S.C Capitol, then this Socialist/Commie Government must ban EVERY flag other than the U.S Flag. NO sports team flags, no rainbow flags, no Gadsdens, no Mexican or Canadian, no ANYTHING but our own, red,white, and blue.  This argument is the height of stupidity in any case. A flag is no more to blame for the murder of nine innocent people than the gun was. 

                       Mental illness and a young man who has spent years taking prescribed, anti-psychotic drugs and mixing them with recreational drugs, were to blame. An irresponsible father who obviously KNEW his son was sick and gave him money to buy a gun for his birthday, is to blame.  The greatest amount of blame lies with Obama and his racist wife, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and George Soros, and the left-wing media,  the Race Baiters who have incited, encouraged and funded the racial division we have seen re-born in the past year or two.  It has all been deliberate, an effort to demonize police officers, disarm the people, justify a National Police Force, and keep Blacks voting Democrat. 

                        The dead in South Carolina were the victims of an unstable young man pushed over the edge by excessive, biased media coverage of orchestrated events like Ferguson and Baltimore.  It's truly a miracle that a tragedy such as this did not occur sooner, since these civil uprisings and lack of accountability FOR them, have enraged the nation. 

                        Unless ALL of us, especially Black Americans, stop pointing the finger of blame in the wrong direction, blood will continue to be spilled on our streets, in our malls and schools, and in our churches. Stop placing blame on inanimate objects like guns and flags, and let's address the REAL problem, the Killers in Washington,D.C.


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   In photo #2 taken at this year's anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Freedom March, notice the absence of our flag in 2015. Also, in the 2015 photo, George and Laura Bush were marching just to the right side of where the photo is cropped. They were removed from the shot by the Liberal Media.


     
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About Tomorrow Night....                                  6-24-2015


        Well, this is our last gasp to gather our thoughts, fears, and questions about the Behold Program before the meeting tomorrow.  The Register-Star/ Chatham Courier will be carrying a lot of pre-meeting info tomorrow, so don't miss that. Thank you to them for their help in getting the word out.

         It is my sincere hope that this will not be an unpleasant confrontation, but a coming-together of ALL the people who live here.  We have NO desire to stop or end the Behold Program, and I want that to be perfectly clear. It definitely has its positives and wholesome aspects. So what DO we want?  For starters, it would be nice if the Founder of this program would show some respect and consideration for the locals, hear ALL opinions and objections, and in many cases, support. 

         We don't oppose culture, but neither do we want to become a mini- NY City. Retaining our rural flavor and culture is Job #1, and that means we need CLEAR LIMITATIONS on this program concerning how much it will be allowed to expand, how much extra traffic we can sustain, how much competition for food products will affect our seniors, and what government regulations might we be held to due to government grants. We ALSO need to know if these grants were attained legally, or if the failure of Ruth Abram to get a 2/3 approval of the residents, makes them fraudulently awarded.

          MOST IMPORTANTLY, we need a GUARANTEE from Ruth Abram, the Behold Staff, and the New Lebanon Town Board, that Ruth Abram will NEVER be allowed to do to the people of New Lebanon, what she did to those in Manhattan. She must be given clear parameters for expansion and duration,and held TO those parameters permanently. Eminent Domain proceedings to gain more space for Behold is a very real threat with this program and its founder, and we MUST protect New Lebanon property owners from this possibility. 

          I think Ruth Abram owes the people of New Lebanon an apology for her lack of respect for our opinions and our leisure time on summer weekends. For "assuming" that we want or need culture and tourism. So let's gather at the library tomorrow at 7 p.m and have our questions and comments ready for Ruth, and allow her to state her own case as well. Do not be fooled by her sugary speeches and claims that she is just trying to "Help the Town". This is, NO question, all about Ruth, not the town. Still, she has a right to have her program with LIMITATIONS. Let's ensure that those limitations are decided, imposed, and enforced before it's too late.


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The BEHOLD Meeting                                      6-26-2015


           See that banner up there?  That is my personal philosophy. I am not a contestant in a popularity contest, and I don't really care if I am liked or not. The Bible tells us that "He who shines a light on the darkness will be hated".   So be it. 


            Liberals despise me, and I love it that they do, because it means I am doing the RIGHT things. There is no fear in standing alone or nearly alone for me either, because I know the difference between right and wrong, truth and lies, good and evil, and I will never, ever, fail to say that the wrongs I see are indeed, WRONG. 

            Last night's meeting at the library was sparsely attended. Five or six folks with a similar point of view to my own, several from the other side, but mostly just Behold exhibitors who talked a bit about what they would be doing. Some of the exhibits this year sound interesting and are deserving of the "Traditional Rural Life" description, but too many have absolutely ZIPPO to do with country life. Such as Rickey's Sculptures that don't look like anything, the Study of Gemstones, How to turn any song into a Jazz Tune, Cooking from India, and How to decorate a stage for an Opera. 

            So I told my husband that from now on, when he comes home from the fields, he is to kick-off his barn boots, turn on Opera music while he eats his curry rice and polishes his gemstone collection, then get outside and weld some scrap metal together. If he let's city folk watch, he might even make a hundred bucks! To top it off, he could also tell everyone that he knows the Great Ruth Abram and is playing her game even though she is completely without conscience, integrity, respect or honesty !   LOL!!

            Folks, who you support says a LOT about you. At the meeting, the Behold "PEOPLE", tried to brush-off Ruth's abominable actions in Manhattan by saying that her past has nothing to do with Behold. I beg to differ. ANYONE who gets involved with this woman or her enchanted dream of being crowned a Queen one day, will be seen by decent people as every bit as horrible as Ruth herself. Birds of a feather.....  This became more than clear last night, when so many tried to make excuses for her and one very miserable old fella I have never even SEEN before, tried to convince us that ONE person cannot institute Eminent Domain and that E.M has STRICT requirements! ( According to the Institute For Justice, the State of NY is PROVEN as committing the MOST abuses of Eminent Domain in the country!) 

           So, REALLY?  Ruth Abram did not institute E.D on the Holtzmans alone, we KNOW that, DUH!  BUT, it was HER idea, HER push, SHE who used her wealth, greed, selfishness and connections to get it DONE! Indisputable!  It was ALSO said that Behold has a "Board of Trustees" to watch what goes on. Hmmm, guess what? The Tenement Museum ALSO had and has a Board of Trustees that not only ALLOWED Ruth to get E.D imposed upon innocent property-owners, but ASSISTED her in doing it! So everything they had to say in Ruth's defense was meaningless.  Ruth herself, was ABSENT, again. 

           Yeah, yeah, I know her husband had a car accident last month, and I would never wish any such thing on anyone, even the corrupt. However, she has now used his accident as an excuse to avoid facing me in public forum, twice in a row. She is hiding, and with darn GOOD reason! See, I talk to the Holtzmans several times a week, and I am well aware of many pieces of the Ruth Abram Manhattan Story that are not public knowledge. The woman is a VIPER and a clear and present danger to YOUR town. You are under zero obligation to believe me or the proof I have given you, but know this; you will regret allowing Ruth Abram to have ONE ounce of power in New Lebanon, very, very soon. 

            The old curmudgeon and his wife that sat in front of us at the meeting claim to have lived in Lebanon for 27 years, but I have never laid eyes on them before last night, and I have been in Lebanon for 32 years.  They were MEANIES, I gotta tell ya! GEEZ!  Ya know, I attend all the Stephentown Meetings with the people who oppose the Moto-X Track, and it's a funny thing about Liberals. You can sit in that meeting room, and watch the people enter, and you KNOW by their faces and hairstyles exactly which side of the issue they are on and which side of the room they will sit on. LOLOL!!!  It's kinda funny, because all the liberals come in with cropped, gray hair, Birkenstock sandals, and DOUR faces.  EVERY-SINGLE-ONE. It's become something of a joke among the track supporters. 

           One thing that really makes my head spin, is that there are SO many of these types in Lebanon now, and you see them going in and out of Blueberry Hill and the Heritage Center, but you never see them at a Town Board, Planning Board, or Zoning Board Meeting just out of interest or civic duty. You don't see them helping to unload trucks on Town Clean-Up Day, you don't see them at the Town Picnic or the Constitution Study at the Library, or in CHURCH. The only time you see these people, is when there is a la-di-da program they support or some patriotic, country activity they object to. Then they tell you that they've lived here X-amount of years and you wonder, REALLY? WHERE? 

            A woman who attended last night stated that she has only lived here for two years, but she is amazed every day by the beauty she never knew existed in NY. (She is from Long Island). She said that sometimes she thinks for a minute that it would be nice to have more conveniences, activities, etc., but she stops herself and says "NO". After all, if you come to the country for everything it IS, WHY would you want to damage that by "Changing", or "Growing" it into what you just ran away from? Well said. Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, when looking at the nightmare Islam has caused in London and Paris, took to the dais and the airwaves and told the Muslims exactly where she stood with 3 little words. She said, "Assimilate, or EMIGRATE!" Let that message go out now to the Lebanon, Liberal Transplants.

          ALL the transplants that spoke last night claimed to LOVE New Lebanon, yet EVERY one of them wants to change it.  All we NEED here, is a grocery store and maybe a pharmacy, NOT a Tourist Trap program. If you want convenience, go back to the city and get it. If you want business, help with the Stone Soup Beautification Project. Make it cleaner, prettier, and get to know each other at the same time. 

          NONE of the city liberals were interested in THAT idea. They want what they left behind, the Opera, the Taxis, the Specialty Restaurants, etc. Liberals ALWAYS want to have their cake and eat it too, and they are always more important than anybody or anything else. Double Standard Kings, and I ain't talking about mattresses.  I felt a little sorry for Abby Allard last night, being stuck filling Ruth's role. Poor kid is 8 months pregnant and was pretty blind-sided by the people who actually had the cajones to say that the manner in which Behold was forced upon us last year was an insult. 

         I could give you a list of familiar names of people who are LIVID about that, but who own businesses and are hesitant to speak out. WHY? Who knows! What is there to fear about being truthful and open about how this useless program affects them in their own town and how they feel about what Ruth did in Manhattan? People have no TRUST anymore, and many are frightened about what Ruth will do when she decides to expand, and she WILL try to expand. Monte Wasch claims that Behold is an "Open-Air" Museum and seeks to own no property. Yet they are using a large, local building as a headquarters and store. Do you REALLY believe that an entitled Princess like Ruth Abram will be satisfied to NOT OWN a piece of this town that she already believes is hers? A woman who did everything in her power to TAKE property that was not hers, just because she WANTED it, is capable of anything. Wait and SEE. 

         So it was a useless meeting, much like the entire program is useless. They will not be charging "Residents" any admission this year, since Meg Robertson pointed out last night how unfair and classless this is.  In any case, as Meg said, if she wanted to go watch Bud Godfroy change oil, she would take her car in for an oil change. LOL!! See what I mean? It's LUDICROUS! 

         The Evangelical Church in Lebanon Springs will be taking part in Behold this year.  The building IS on the Historical Register and it is amazing, no doubt.  My own Pastor and church were asked to take part also, but when Pastor got wind of what Ruth had done in Manhattan, he wanted NO part of it. THAT, my friends, is CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. The very things that no longer matter in America. When you align yourself with people of no honor, you become a person of no honor. When you fail to object to crime, injustice, or abuses, you are guilty of crime, injustice and abuses.  It's a simple fact that even a liberal can understand. 

         Sometimes I think there is a big main-frame somewhere in Washington,D.C that controls the liberal mind. They stick together like glue, right or wrong, always support and agree with one another no matter how outlandish the issue, and they all look alike. Reminds me of a TV Show I recall from my childhood, called "Aliens". They looked like regular people, but they had this identical blankness about them, almost robotic. NO ONE who dared to disagree with them or challenge them, was safe. This show always comes into my mind when I pass by Blueberry Hill on weekends and see the similar cars, clothes, and faces in the parking lot. The Liberal Lunchroom. LOL!!

         So, I am taking a well-deserved, long weekend to catch-up on my own chores and hobbies,  and re-energize for what's to come. The fight is NOT over. There is much to be done, and we will not stop until we have clear-cut, LEGAL limitations on the Behold Program. PERIOD. 

        There are several things coming up here in town, a few it is too soon to discuss, but ONE is that Town Clerk Colleen Teal is challenging Mike Benson for the Supervisor's seat !  What a gift from God THAT would be, huh?  Tistrya will be running for Town Clerk, and if the voters have any CLUE left as to what COULD be possible for this town using COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS, they will give the GIRLS a shot! Let's see what a little Woman Power can do, shall we?  Get behind the New Regime of residents who grew up here and know this town, and stop allowing our boards to be filled with newcomers with dreams of making New Lebanon their personal utopias. 

       By the way, before I sign off to go look at pictures of perennials and try not to be at ALL political for the rest of the night, I want to say two things:

  1) New Lebanon is absolutely rich in history of all kinds and it is a beautiful valley, BUT, every town, city and state is rich in history, and there is beauty everywhere if you know how and where to look. New Lebanon is NOT unique, and it is NOT a Tourist Attraction. Let's KEEP it that way.


 2)  DID you KNOW, who the people are that make up our local Republican Party Board?  

  A) Bud Godfroy who did NOTHING for the last election, ZIP, ZERO, and who allowed Republican Voters to be locked out of their own caucus.

 B) Eileen Evans: Personal Secretary to Mike Benson

 C) Mike Benson

 D) Darla Dobert: Works for Mike Benson at his Albany Construction Company.


               GEE, NO Conflict of INTEREST THERE, is there??????

                

                        Ya can't make this stuff up, folks!

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  Tomorrow: How the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Made it Legal to Carry your Licensed Firearm ANYWHERE in the country !!!


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Gays and Guns                                                  6-28-2015


             Sorry I didn't get to this last night, we had a little neighborhood crisis and had to make a rescue mission.  LOL! I am blessed with awesome neighbors and when one of us has a need, we all respond. The gorgeous flower boxes on our bridge are a testament to how well we live and work together. Stone Soup ! 

             So, Gay Marriage is now legal in all states, regardless of what the residents of the individual states support or voted for or against. Welcome to the New American Dictatorship. Rights for 1.8% of the population who scream the loudest, but NO rights for the majority who want ONLY for the Constitution to be Obeyed and Enforced. Yup, makes sense to ME!  (NOT).

              I've made it VERY, VERY clear that I am not a Gay-Hater or even Homophobic, and that I have gay friends that I cherish. This is the unvarnished truth. I have also stated that I oppose Gay Marriage because of my Christian Faith. Civil Unions didn't bother me one bit, nor does an inter-racial marriage. To each his own happiness, as long as they do not spit on God by violating His Word, then expect the blessing of his spiritual union.  More liberal lack of common sense and demands for "Special Treatment". Gonna bake that cake and EAT it, TOO!  Might even force a Christian Bakery to make it or lose their business!

               Not all gay Americans are bullies. Many just want to live their lives as they please, in peace, and that's how it should be. When I speak of the nasty gays, I am referring to the extremists among them. The faction that screams hatred, targets and attacks Christian business owners, and dance in the street during a parade, wearing little or nothing, and what they DO wear is not fit for the public eye. (See photo below). 

               Ah, but tonight is not about the extremists of any Special-Interest group, tonight is about what this Court Ruling on Gay Marriage has done for America's Gun Owners!   Here is a brief synopsis my son wrote last night:


 "The premise for this argument is that SCOTUS just ruled that a license that is recognized in one state must now be recognized by ALL states. So it would stand to reason that if this is true for things that are not even explicitly described as being rights in the Constitution, that it would also be true for things that are specifically described as being unalienable rights.  Therefore, if a CCW license is recognized by one state, like a gay marriage license, then it too must be recognized by all states. 
SCOTUS just unintentionally set an interesting precedent. I wonder what other types of licenses this could apply to. Hunting, fishing, or even medical licenses? If someone with money and lawyers grabs hold of this, it should get really interesting. "


                        The arguments used by SCOTUS will now apply to ALL groups and ALL rights , the precedent having now been set. If it applies to Same-Sex Marriage, which is never even MENTIONED in the Constitution, it must also apply to our 2nd Amendment Rights which are SPECIFICALLY spelled out as an inalienable right for all Law-Abiding Americans.  The regulations and requirements set upon legal gun ownership and concealed carry over the past 50 years, have ALL been illegal and unconstitutional. The ONLY legal limit that can be reasonably legislated and enforced, is a Criminal Background Check when a person purchases a firearm. THIS is only acceptable because it makes solid, COMMON SENSE.  The framers did not allow for even THAT much interference in our firearms liberties. The very requirement of obtaining a state permit is, according to the Constitution, illegal and a violation of our 2A Rights. We have been fighting to restore, preserve and protect the original meaning and scope of the 2nd Amendment for years now, and all we ever had to do was say, "NO". The Constitution is clear, and there is NO argument to be made. 

                NOW, thanks to the bullies on the left, this fight is OVER forever. In order to enforce ANY gun laws or regulations other than a background check, anywhere in America, the court would have to back-track its decision on Gay rights and undo its latest faux pas. Any gun laws or arrests under state mandates or laws like the Safe Act, will now be SEEN for what they ARE,  violations of the rights of the American people. Game OVER, Mr. Cuomo. 


                  As someone who has worked tirelessly every day since the passage of the illegal Safe Act, I would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the bullies of the Left. You have now made it possible for me and the millions of Americans LIKE me, to step back, laugh a little, and celebrate a LOT. I can now travel anywhere in America and not be concerned about carrying in another state. Enjoy the cake!  

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            SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Posted by Bob Owens on June 26, 2015 at 11:24 am




If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states.

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states.
Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.
The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.

You can peruse the full ruling here, but the meat of the activist Court’s over-long decision hinges on a single paragraph.



The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify their argument, which reads:

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice.

The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states.

My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in 36 states, which just so happened to be the number of states in which gay marriage was legal yesterday. But 14 states did not recognize my concealed carry permit yesterday.

Today they must.

Using the same “due process clause” argument as the Supreme Court just applied to gay marriage, my concealed carry permit must now be recognized as valid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

I’ll be driving through the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York in several weeks, places that until yesterday I did not have a legal right to concealed carry. As of today, with this decision, it would seem that these states and the District must honor my concealed carry permit, or violate my constitutional rights under the 14th and Second Amendment.

God Bless America.

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  Photo #1)   US

  Photo #2) The Left



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