And So It Begins......                                                        3-6-2016

                       Before I get to the local news and other items of interest, (to SOME of us at least), I want to remember the mother of Teresa Hatch, Joan Borghi. Mrs. Borghi was a terrific lady and she will be missed.  Last week, Mrs. Borghi was involved in a serious car accident on Rt. 295, and passed away at the hospital shortly after. She was 82, but vibrant, busy, and an important piece of her family's lives. Her husband Victor is a good friend and fellow Oathkeeper and Patriot. Many of you know him as the BEE Man, as he raises bees and sells the best honey in the county. Our prayers are with Victor and Teresa and the entire Borghi family.

                        New Lebanon also lost another fine resident this week, Tom Carpentier. I have known Tom for a very long time, and he was one of the most soft-hearted people I have had the pleasure of being friends with. Tom once purchased one of my German Shepherd puppies, and he came to pick her out when the litter was barely a week old. He chose a little black female and named her "Beulah", because to him, she was the epitome of Beauty. Tom and his partner William came to my house every week to cuddle and bond with Beulah, and when she was 6 weeks old, he was ecstatic to finally take her home. She was HIS from the day she was born and he doted on her every day until she passed last year. He missed her very much as we will miss HIM. 


                         The summer season is upon us and activities in town are ramping-up. Our Flag Project is underway, but one of the principle organizers is having a very busy time as his work is also somewhat seasonal, so we are experiencing a temporary delay. Hang in there, the Flags ARE coming!  The playground is looking better and better, and I applaud everyone who contributed their time and effort to this long-overdue upgrade to our playground! 

                         Over the past few days, I have begun receiving calls and texts from local folks about the Behold Program.  It's amazing how many residents STILL don't know what Behold IS or WHO Ruth Abram IS !! Even fewer know of Abram's dirty history and under-handed dealings. I think too many people are living under rocks, and not just in New Lebanon! It never fails to astound me how much is going on in America that people know NOTHING about ! It's SCARY !! Even scarier is the fact that so many rely on the mainstream media to tell them the truth!  LOLOL!!! 

                          Just tonight, I was at Stewarts when an acquaintance approached me about Behold. He asked me what it was and whose idea it was. I filled him in about Ruth and the Behold program, and he was shocked. He asked me why in the world would the local residents ever support a woman like that. I had to laugh, because there is no reasonable answer, is there? All I could say was that these are the same people who supported Mike Benson, Barack Obama, and who will vote for Hillary or Bernie. I told him that this is the result of allowing city Liberals to invade your town and infect your society. His response?  "Well, that's why I try not to get involved in what's going on, it's too upsetting." !!!!  

                           Therein lies the problem. No one wants to be "Upset" or "Inconvenienced". Everyone wants to complain but no one wants to DO anything. The Left KNOWS this, and they succeed because of it. Apathy and lack of information is the problem, and they are costly positions to take.

                            Another local called me today to laugh about tomorrow's Behold plans. This person wanted to know how tourists will be able to pick "Ripe" veggies on June the 6th. I suggested that maybe Behold purchased some ripe tomatoes at Hannaford and glued them to the "Weeds" they will later be picking to feed to the exhibitor's chickens. WOW, what a THRILL! All for only 20 bucks. I hereby offer MY weeds to the tourists and MY chickens for the feeding program, for FREE! I will even add a bonus; Anyone who can get within 5 feet of my rooster and come away unscathed,  gets to come back every weekend, all summer,  and do it again, also for FREE! If they want a REAL country experience, they can shovel horse poop, too! LOLOL!! It's all SO ridiculous, and yet so many feel Abram deserves awards for such foolishness. Hey, Obama got a Nobel Peace prize for being the worst president in American history, so why not? 

                            Every immoral person has a gimmick, and there's a sucker born every minute. In New Lebanon, Behold is the gimmick, and its supporters are the suckers. The city folk who actually PAY to pick weeds and feed chickens? SUPER suckers!  LOL!!  Pray for them. For all their "Culture" and "College Degrees", they still have no clue. They believe in Global Warming and Climate Change. They think that the Earth is their Mother but God is not their Father. They think men should use the Ladie's Room and Vice-Versa, and that trees should be protected but unborn babies ripped from their mama's wombs. They think that everyone should have free health care, cellphones, and college, but don't explain who will PAY for it all and what will happen when the money runs out.

                           These people believe that the Constitution is a living document that can be changed at will , but it should be strictly adhered to when it benefits THEM and their causes. As Ron Reagan said, "It isn't that Liberals are stupid, it's just that they know so much that just isn't so !". LOL! They want free abortions and birth control paid for by the taxpayers while at the same time telling the same taxpayers to stay out of their wombs. Fine! WE will stay out of your wombs when YOU stay out of our WALLETS! Liberal women claim it is their body and they can do whatever they wish with it, but it is NOT their body that is being dismembered by a vacuum cleaner, it is someone else's, someone who has not yet taken a breath.

                           Liberals protect Muslims "Rights"  and Homosexual Rights, but never object to the fact that Muslims behead homosexuals. They think a fast-food worker deserves 15 bucks an hour, but soldiers can live on 25k a year. They cry about carbon footprints but they all drive and fly. Capitalism sucks, but they all have Smart Phones and Computers. Blame Conservatives for so-called Gun Violence even though EVERY  mass shooting has been committed by a Liberal Democrat. I could go on for DAYS !! It's SO senseless and SO damaging to a moral and strong society, yet the objectors do nothing. 

                            As an ACTIVE activist, I am sick to death of hearing from people about all this crap and how much they hate it and think something should be done, but then expect someone ELSE to DO it! If you cannot get your lazy ass off the couch, go to your representatives offices, write letters and send emails, attend rallies, or simply say NO to the left's agendas and infantile little butt-hurts, then you deserve what you get. If you allow them to silence you or censor your speech, you don't deserve a voice. IF, you are willing to be intimidated by the insane minority of "Progressives", you are not much of an American. 

                            So to those of you who object to Behold or to having a woman of Abram's poor reputation gaining so much control in your town, don't tell ME , tell the Town Board, gather your neighbors and friends who share your opinion and take action. Stand for SOMETHING, ANYTHING, but STAND. STOP people like Bruce Shenkar from injecting oppressive Climate Control programs into your lives and impeding your freedom to enjoy your properties. I will help you, I will have your backs, but I refuse to do it FOR you. Your other option is to continue doing absolutely nothing and then explaining to your grandchildren WHY you did nothing to protect your town, your state, or your country, and defend your freedoms, and THEIRS. The ball is in YOUR court, folks!


 Tonight's "Special Meeting"                                     6-9-2016

               It was supposed to be a brief meeting to update the board about the effort to have the Wyomanock Creek named as an official, "Inland Waterway".  It wasn't until I stopped at Stewarts for coffee on my way to the meeting, that I learned it had been canceled. 

                Apparently, we don't have all the necessary ducks in a row yet and are also waiting on the state legislature, so nothing will happen on this issue for a while. Several folks had shown up, and were invited to stay for the Land Use Seminar being presented by our new Town Attorney to the Planning and Zoning Boards and Town Board members. So a few of us decided, "What the heck", and stayed to observe. I'm glad we did. 

                Attorney Dan is a very intelligent and engaged man and so far, he is a hit with the boards and residents who have met him. The one thing he said tonight that concerns me and a good number of other residents, was that if New Lebanon wishes to grow and prosper, we need public water and sewers. This is a hot-button issue and VERY unpopular with taxpayers. Who wants to pay for infrastructure that will benefit the very few?  This town was once one of the busiest in the area, and there were no public water or sewers in place, no sidewalks, no Climate Regulations, and no Sustainable Development proponents. We were just fine.

                 No one complained about the lack of government programs or grants, we made our OWN way and we were a happy, peaceful, and united community. We didn't need or want Economic Development or Revitalization, and though we had some tourism due to the Mineral Springs, we didn't necessarily welcome or encourage it, we were a working, blue-collar, rural community and we valued peace and quiet. People who wanted more, moved to where there WAS more of what they wanted. Now, we have Liberal Bullies infiltrating our peaceful little town and attempting to change it in every way they can. If New Lebanon is as backward and ailing as Ruth Abram claims it is, why do they COME here? LOL!!

                A lot of time was spent in discussion about our local sign laws and enforcement, and of changes that are being made to the codes. Our Attorney made some terrific suggestions and offered great advice and cautions to the Planning and Zoning Boards about setting precedents. As is usual when the sign laws are discussed, things got a little heated between a few people, and 2 members of the Zoning Board are WAY too rude and pushy to be serving ! As always, the Behold New Lebanon "MURAL" was a bone of contention. It is for a LOT of us. Since I am not a member of any board, I bit my tongue several times and held my peace. I was there as an observer only and it was not the time or place to interject. Of course you KNOW, that I had my opinions! LOL!!

                 To me, the Common Sense way to deal with the Behold Mural, is to remove it a.s.a.p. It is without any doubt, an advertisement, and an over-sized one at that. The Planning Board DENIED Behold permission to hang it and they ignored the board's decision and put it up anyway, and NOTHING was done! The failure of the Town Board to back-up the Planning Board and demand the removal of the mural, was deplorable. This NEW Town Board, should show enough respect to the Planning Board to require the removal NOW and deny advertising murals to ALL businesses. What if every business in town decided to take pictures of their staff and clientele and used those pictures to post huge murals on local buildings? Would it be considered advertising THEN ? You BET it would! Well, I suggest that businesses do exactly that until and unless the laws are clarified and equally applied.

              Behold is a lot like the Special Interest groups that whine and cry "Racism" to get what they want. The officials give in to save themselves from being accused of being "Partial", rather than enforcing the laws across the board and proving that they are IM-partial. No one is better than anyone else, and if Behold can hang huge murals, so can everybody else! In recent weeks, many businesses have been given warnings to comply with the sign laws, but I betcha Behold has not received one in reference to the fading and unsightly mural. Blueberry Hill was cited for their big, wooden coffee cup. So, if Melanie removes the words from the cup and paints steam and dark liquid coming from the cup instead, is it still a violation?  These and MANY other questions need to be answered before ONE more business is cited for ANY sign violation! Simplicity, Clarity, and Equality. 

             Residents should weigh-in on this problem and have their voices heard, and I mean ALL residents, not just the transplants. What are YOU doing this coming Tuesday night?


Are YOU an American???                                                6-11-2016

                  I have to take a deep breath before I even begin, as I am so angry and disgusted.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am NOT a fan of Donald Trump, and I believe that he will

disappoint his supporters and fail to fulfill his promises. However, this is America, and in this country, we have campaigns and rallies and a long history of the Freedom to support the candidate of our choice. We expect to be able to do that without the fear of being physically assaulted and/or seriously injured. We expect to exercise our right to support or oppose a candidate without seeing our police and LEGAL citizens attacked by ILLEGAL Alien CRIMINALS waving flags from a foreign country!!

In America, we have a RIGHT to peaceful assembly for ANY reason, and anyone who interferes with that right via violence or oppressive and non-constitutional laws or mandates, should be arrested and jailed. Whether it be state politicians who think they are Kings over the people, violent criminals who have illegally entered our country, or spoiled-brat youth who are so entitled and stupid that they think Socialism and Free Stuff will work, it makes no difference. Violating Constitutional Law and behaving violently are crimes, and they should be responded to and treated as such.

California's Governor and the Mayor of San Jose, have a DUTY to use every tool in their law-enforcement agencies to avoid issues such as what we just saw occur in their state and city. STOP demanding that the police be Politically-Correct, and STOP crippling them and subjecting them to physical danger by tying their hands behind their backs! San Jose or Ferguson, Missouri, the location is immaterial, it is the BEHAVIOR that is key. What we allow, will continue. It makes absolutely ZERO difference WHO the offenders are, Black, White, Neo-Nazi, Muslim, Mexican, LGBT, or anti-Trump voters, violence is violence and we as a people and a country must STOP tolerating it in the name of “Fairness” and the protection of the feelings of minorities.

The videos posted below are enough to make one toss their lunch. This is happening in AMERICA, people! In the San Jose case, the perpetrators were mostly Mexicans who oppose Trump's dedication to building a border wall. Most of these Mexicans are not here LEGALLY, they have not and WILL not assimilate as is obvious by their waving of the Mexican Flag. If Mexico is so precious to them, what the hell are they doing HERE? These are the “Poor Mexican Children ” we were all supposed to be so compassionate about last year, remember? They are gang members, drug-runners, and leeches. They became Felons when they crossed our border, and rather than be grateful to BE in America, and become responsible citizens, THIS is what they do!

They are bleeding our Welfare system dry, receiving Food Stamps, free education and healthcare, free housing, and protection of the Liberal Bleeding-Hearts who fail to GET the long-term implications of allowing this insanity to continue. This behavior is not only ignored by the Democrats in positions of power, but incited and encouraged BY them! Look at some of the signs being waved by these Mexicans in the video, statements such as “F___ Trump”, “Trump Must Die!”, and F___ Your WALL!” What does this SAY to YOU!? Is it not a clear statement that the Illegals are opposing the border that will keep them OUT and actually enforce our immigration laws?

These people MUST be deported, and though we can never find or apprehend them all, we must get as many as we can. We MUST close our border and hire thousands of Border Patrol Guards, lowering the rate of unemployment while we're at it by providing good jobs for guards and people to re-vamp and enforce our Immigration Laws. We MUST hold Congress accountable for this enforcement and demand that the Federal Government do it's Number One Job; Keep the American People Safe! America is the ONLY country on earth that does not protect its border !!!!

As we watch the videos of this violence and open assault on the American people and way of life, the government under Obama is still intently focused on limiting and eliminating the right of the people to own and carry firearms. They have gutted our military and forced Political-Correctness approaches to National Defense and Law Enforcement. Then they wonder WHY so many Christians, Conservatives, Patriots, and plain old DECENT Americans are arming-up and starting or joining Militias. THIS is why we are stockpiling ammo and food, water, and medications. THIS is why we are home-schooling our children and choosing to live off-grid, grow our own vegetables, and raise our own meat. Yet the government targets US as Terrorists, WE  are the enemy, and OUR  people deserve to be shot and killed for peacefully  exercising their right to assemble and seek redress of grievances. Those who are not murdered by the government are arrested and charged with illogical and extreme felony charges! They are imprisoned without bail for indefinite periods of time. Children are stolen from their parents who dare to refuse vaccines that are known to be deadly, or who choose to live outside the norm of sending kids to the public schools of indoctrination. Do YOU see anything WRONG here?!?

As the Mexicans, Muslims, Syrians, etc., continue to walk into our country unimpeded, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their ilk of insane Leftists, continues to demonize gun ownership and owners. This obvious attempt to take another step into Socialism/Communism, has served to motivate more Americans to buy guns and ammo than at any other time in American history. The informed, KNOW what the goal is and we KNOW how to prepare. Unless we see enormous, positive changes in the government after this election, there WILL be chaos and war on our streets. Americans will NOT surrender their gun rights or tolerate any more restrictive gun regulations. We are DONE having our Second Amendment Rights violated by politicians and deemed acceptable by a liberal Supreme Court! DONE!! We are DONE with being told what we can and cannot think or say and where we can say it. The GOOD people of America who treasure freedom and appreciate the price that has been paid for it, will be pushed NO further by an out-of-control government of lunatics.

IF Trump becomes president and actually keeps his word on immigration and the wall, ALL Americans MUST support him in that effort! If Hillary wins, ALL Americans better be prepared to FIGHT for Freedom all over again! Two-thirds of the American people are armed. The military, veterans, and believe it or not, the majority of Law Enforcement, WILL stand with the Patriots against the government. I used to have some doubt about that, but not any more. I have done a lot of homework in this area and talked to hundreds of military and law-enforcement members. When the shit hits the fan, and it WILL, THEY will stand with the people. The only recourse the government will have is the U.N Forces, and we outnumber them by a large margin. I am but one person among many millions, who is ready, willing, and able to do whatever is necessary to defend Constitutional Freedom in America. I do NOT say this lightly, so make no mistake. Anyone who threatens my country, my family, or my friends, is a target. Take THAT, NSA.  

When will YOU understand that we are mere steps away from becoming another Venezuela or Cuba, or Russia? When will you admit that we are heading toward being another North Korea ? WILL you face the FACT that we must STOP illegal immigration before it's too late, if it isn't already? Most of all, WHEN will you stop fooling yourselves into thinking that Liberalism WORKS or even makes any SENSE? You are either an American or you're not, and if you are a Christian, Catholic, or a Patriot, you cannot also be a Liberal. You MUST choose, and you must make that choice NOW, TODAY.

Churches, People of Faith, Hard-Working American citizens, parents and grandparents, Patriotic Educators, must get busy immediately and start pushing back, HARD! Do not let your voices be silenced by the P.C Police and tiny minorities, do not let your Faith be assaulted by non-believers and degenerates, do not tolerate even the slightest violation of even ONE Constitutional Right, and for Heaven's Sake, do NOT believe the Liberal Media! Boycott liberal businesses and agencies, get your kids out of the hands of the public schools if you possibly can, and PREPARE to be self-sufficient and to defend who and what is yours!

The people have forgotten their power, the strength in numbers when united in a righteous cause. Stop being apathetic and lazy and DO your PART. Stop accepting the unacceptable. This is YOUR country, not the Mexicans, not the Middle-Easterners, and not the U.N's. Are you so brainwashed that you are willing to stand by and watch the greatest country on earth be destroyed by scumbags? Are you so lazy that you will sit and eat potato chips and wait for someone ELSE to do something? Will you wait for some illegal to attack your child or an alleged, TRANSGENDER to assault your wife or daughter in a public bathroom that he can now enter legally? Will your kids be at the mall when some Jihadist decides to bomb it?

We all have a lot of heavy thinking to do folks, and the time to choose sides has come.  


  San Jose Trump Rally

Under Cover San Jose Officer #1: […] Throughout the afternoon and evening I watched several individuals wearing “Trump” articles of clothing getting punched, kicked and pushed.

Under Cover #2: […] I was assigned to the Covert Response Unit and dressed in a plainclothes capacity. … As time came closer to 18:00 more protesters arrived; mostly younger males and females between the ages of 14 to 25. … some began burning the United States flag in the middle of the street. It became inherently dangerous for anyone wearing a hat or T-Shirt in support of Trump. I observed Trump supporters being spit on, objects being thrown at them, punched, kicked and even robbed of their personal belongings. In these instances I observed victims running for their lives because protesters began adopting the mob mentality and attacking people. I was unable to make contact with any of these victims due to my undercover capacity and fear for my own safety as well.

I strongly recommend going to the original article and following their embedded links, where readers will learn about the Mayor’s complicity in the police stand-down and the official policy for police to allow this to take place outside a Trump for President rally on June 02. Example:

San Jose Police Chief Garcia admitted his officers were instructed not to stop violent protesters from beating the Trump rally attendees. In addition the San Jose Mayor has openly admitted to approving the San Jose police departments plans, and blamed Donald Trump for having the audacity to have a rally in “his city“.

Do go to the original site and check the other embedded links to get yet more insight into what transpired, and did not transpire but should have. And if you want to go up a level or two in your perception of today’s America, check out Michael Shaw’s outstanding work on the Globalization of California.

Message From Stewart Rhodes

No American, anywhere, whether you agree with their views or not, should be attacked for expressing their God given (and Constitution protected) rights of free speech and assembly, and their right to participate in our political process. And no police officer, who has sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution, should obey any order to not protect the rights of people to peaceably assemble and express their views, and should refuse any order to stand by and do nothing as violent, criminal thugs assault Americans who are simply exercising their rights. It is a disgrace to have the police obey such orders, and an act of treason for the politicians to give such orders.

If officers are so outnumbered that they are concerned for their own safety, that is one thing, but to not intervene because some oath breaking, partisan scumbag politician orders them to stand down, so the politician’s thuggish foot-soldiers have a free hand to terrorize and assault other Americans, is inexcusable. Whatever happened to “Protect and Serve”? The fundamental justification for having police, or having government at all, is to protect people against predatory violence. These violent communist and La Raza racist thugs are the true “Brownshirts” of modern America, attempting to use violence and intimidation to shut down free speech and assembly.

If the police will not protect Americans from violent assault meant to punish them for their political views, and meant to silence them by force, then Americans will have to protect themselves, and each other, from such violence.

I call on all patriotic Americans to step up and protect the weak, the elderly, the vulnerable among them against these thugs, wherever they strike. Veterans, you have a particular obligation and duty, under your oath, to step up and protect your fellow Americans by stepping in between them and these thugs. In the absence of police protection, Veterans need to step in the gap and form up five to eight man security teams who can serve as escorts and rescue people from being beaten.

As anyone versed in defensive tactics or combatives will tell you, whenever anyone is sucker punched there is a very real and serious risk that they will fall and then hit their head on the concrete, on a parking block, on a curb, on a parked car, etc and that secondary impact can, and does, result in death. A person can also be stomped and kicked to death by a mob in short order. These are deadly threat mob assaults and must be treated as such.

Anyone attending any event targeted by these radical leftist extremists needs to realize they are in a tactical situation that requires them to prepare for the worst and to take steps to protect themselves. They should go in groups of four or more, and among them needs to be people who are fit enough, and trained enough, to hold their own in a melee. If you are a fit, strong veteran, you have a duty to be the “sheepdog” and walk with those who are less able to defend themselves. Go in groups, and be ready to defend yourselves and others.

Any Oath Keeper who goes out and protects people who are under such threat of assault is doing the right thing. And we need to be willing to do that for ANY American under such threat, even if we disagree with their political views (for example, even if you disagree with Democrats who will be attending the DNC, or any other Democrat gathering, you should be willing to protect them if they are assaulted by violent radicals, and the same for Republicans attending the RNC). This org is non-partisan for a very good reason. We must stand for the rights of all Americans, at all times, in all places.

When we stepped up in Ferguson, MO and protected Natalie, of Natalie’s Cakes and More (who happens to be a black woman), and her neighbors, we didn’t ask them what political party they belonged to, or what their politics were. It didn’t matter. We protected them because it was the right thing to do, and because no American should be assaulted, murdered by arsonists, or raped, robbed, or looted. Same here.

I will be holding an urgent Oath Keepers BOD and leadership call tomorrow night to discuss this situation and how we can help. But all patriots, regardless of what group they are in, need to step up and protect people against such violence and attempts to use force to chill their speech.

These are intolerable acts of thuggery that must be stopped.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes

PS – the San Jose Police Department has issued a statement, defending their inaction, saying:

While several physical assaults did occur, the police personnel on scene had the difficult task of weighing the need to immediately apprehend the suspect(s) against the possibility that police action involving the use of physical force under the circumstances would further insight the crowd and produce more violent behavior.

What a load of bull. I just got off the phone with veteran police officers and tactical trainers Greg McWhirter (former Indianapolis cop and current Montana corrections) and John Karriman (Missouri Police Academy Defensive Tactics instructor) and both of them stated that standing down is exactly opposite of what the San Jose police should have done, and only emboldened the thugs, producing more violent behavior, since the thugs could clearly see that the police would do nothing to stop them. The right answer was to drop a hammer on the first thugs to commit assault, including using less than lethal rubber baton shotgun rounds if needed (thugs hate and fear shotguns) and pepper balls. Make an example of a few, and the rest tend to back off (just like any gaggle of bullies). The excuse given by the department is akin to a cowardly husband saying “don’t resist Martha, or it will make them angry, just let them have their way” which usually results in rape and murder of both of them. It gives the thugs a green light and the thrill of doing as they wish right in front of the police. What’s next? Will “politically correct” cops let someone be beaten to death in front of them out of fear of inciting the crowd to more violent behavior?

Given how fast someone can be beaten to death by a mob, that nobody was killed here was just blind luck, and certainly not because of anything the San Jose Police Department did.

About Oath Keepers:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution.

For more information, visit: www.oathkeepers.org.

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/06/after-san-jose-patriots-must-step-up/#ixzz4BIVf3OeM 

  San Jose Video


  Levin on San Jose



 Listening NOW ?!                                                 6-12-2016

                      So, to my Liberal, Pacifist, and Politically-Correct readers, do you get it NOW !?!  Now that 50 homosexual people are dead and another 50 hospitalized at the hands of a Muslim, are you starting to realize that there is a Deadly Doctrine infecting our country ?

                      One HUNDRED, innocent Americans out having a nice time, and their lives are ended or forever changed by ONE believer of Islam. Now, while you are picturing in your mind the devastated families that are in mourning tonight, do you think that just MAYBE, if ONE of the victims had been carrying a concealed weapon, there might have been far fewer casualties? If ONE nightclub patron or employee had been armed, they could have taken the Jihadist OUT quickly and efficiently. Same for San Bernardino, same for the "REAL" mass shootings by Muslims and extreme Left-Wingers in recent years. Good Citizens with Legal Weapons save THOUSANDS of Americans EVERY year. If you don't believe me, look into it for yourself and see what the media is NOT telling you! You will be astounded. 

                      Of course, Hillary Clinton immediately made the statement that there are too many of these, "AR15-Type Weapons on our streets ". No Hillary, there are not ENOUGH  AR15s on our streets.  (BY the WAY, "AR" does NOT stand for "Assault Rifle" and it never DID. It stands for ARMALITE, the company that manufactures this particular weapon!  Liberals who are ignorant of this fact are responsible for tagging these weapons as "Assault Rifles.)     NO ONE can possibly blame this or any of the other shooting events on the guns, as we all know that EVERY shooter was an extreme Leftie Democrat or Jihadist. That is just a fact  that cannot be disputed. It is what it is. The only time we hear about a Right-Winger shooting someone, it is a matter of self-defense or the defense of others. THEIR weapons are LEGAL, THEY are properly trained and vetted, and THEY might just be our only protection if this government continues to allow immigrants from everywhere and anywhere to enter our country at will. 

                       One-Hundred victims, the direct result of Liberal anti-Gun and Pro-Muslim policies. Every drop of blood spilled in that nightclub is on Liberal, Democrat Hands.  EVERY DROP. If this is not enough to wake up the Muslim sympathizers and excuse-makers, nothing is. If this is not enough to convince the anti-Second Amendment crowd that they need to change their views, nothing will. In case you haven't noticed, there are MILLIONS of dangerous foreigners coming to American soil every, single, year. Only a tiny minority of them are coming to seek a "Better" life or "Safety" for their families. 

                       The vast majority of these people are coming to America to suck the system, get whatever they can for FREE,  and commit crimes. Many were openly or tacitly "Invited" to come here by the Obama administration and the Puppet Masters that are so intent on destroying our society, our traditions, and our economy, by diluting American blood with the blood of the uncivilized and irresponsible human garbage of the world. Diversity is not a BAD thing, but Illegal entry into our country is a FELONY and a SERIOUS threat to LEGAL Americans. Anyone who enters this land illegally, is  immediately, a Felon ! Time to smell the coffee, folks. Time to demand the border be closed, tight, to ALL immigration, until and unless the wall is built and the system re-vamped, more guards hired and trained, and consequences more severe.

                        How many more innocent people have to be slaughtered before the citizens of America have had enough of the Liberal B.S and call a stop to it? NO Sharia, NO open borders, NO Amnesty, NO free lunch. Deport, Deport, Deport! When you catch a bottom-feeder, you throw it back. Let's start throwing these human bottom-feeders back over the border, and keep ON doing it until they GET IT that they can NOT come here illegally. If the government does NOT do it's Number One Job of keeping Americans safe, then the PEOPLE will have to do it FOR them, and the results will belong to Liberals, the do-nothing scum in Congress and in the White House. Yes, that includes the Republican Rinos like Chris Gibson , who voted to SUPPORT the Transgender, Bathroom Bill!  Yes, you heard me right!

                        What is going on in this country is an absolute disgrace, an abomination, and if you think it won't effect YOU, you are asleep at the wheel. May God be with the families of the dead and injured, and may He kick the crap out of the Liberals who brought us to this point. 


 Read the following statement by a Japanese Admiral. What does it say to you? It is a clear indication that the ownership of guns by American citizens has served as a major deterrent to invasion of our own homeland for generations! Time to re-send that message, isn't it ?!


Town Board Meeting                                                    6-14-2016

                  It's a strange thing to go to board meetings and actually see the people enjoying one another's company, appreciating each other's ideas and contributions, and looking toward more positive things for New Lebanon.

                  Naturally there are little things that are problematic, like the Sign Laws, certain Zoning issues, etc., but for the most part, we are seeing more unity and willingness to compromise than we have seen in years. For instance, I sat behind Judy Zimmer tonight and we chatted comfortably as we always do. Chris Dreyfus was talking with us as well and we were all discussing the fact that it's important to have differing views and still remain friends with one another.

                    Obviously, this is possible, because here sat Judy wearing her "Feel the Bern " tee-shirt, and then there was ME, with my Conservative buttons and patches. LOL!!  Best part? Judy and I like one another, respect one another's right to have our own views, and hold no grudges. In fact, Judy Zimmer is one of the kindest, gentlest people I know. I hate her choice of candidate, but I LOVE HER !  God Bless American Freedom! LOL!! Yes, it CAN be done. We CAN disagree and not hate. We CAN respect the rights of others to make their own choices, and hope that respect is returned. Most importantly, we CAN compromise and meet half-way on the major issues.       Sadly, many Liberals are incapable of compromise or of even admitting that there ARE other views than their own!

                     There was a presentation at the beginning of tonight's meeting about the CAC mapping project that will record all the naturally-sensitive areas in our town.   A woman named Gretchen Stevens from The Hudsonia Program spoke and showed us some of the New Lebanon maps that have been completed. Even though this is an effort that could one day affect our property-rights freedoms, I don't think it is nearly as scary as some of the other proposals we have seen here in recent years. I also think it's important to preserve our natural resources and protect ecological/environmental treasures.  I'm not passionate about it like some folks are, but I DO get it and appreciate their efforts.  I just wish that these people were just as concerned about our Constitutional Freedoms. Plants, streams, and rare moths won't matter much if freedom is lost. Nothing will.

                     Kevin Smith was absent tonight, and knowing how dedicated he is to his board responsibility, it concerned me that he wasn't there. Come to find out, he had spent this evening in the Emergency Room having his finger stitched up after slicing it to the bone! EWWW!!!! Get Better, Kevin !

                      We DID deal with the room temperature issue again tonight. Scott Larabee serviced the A.C Unit and it is MUCH quieter this year as a result. It was running smoothly when the meeting began and several folks mentioned how nice it felt. Ah, but THEN, along came the Whiner of the Night, Bud Godfroy. He raised his hand like a good little school-boy and told Colleen, "I can't HEAR you!"  Rather than leave his seat at the back of the room and move up front, the A.C had to be turned off for HIS benefit at the expense of the 25 or so other people in the room. 

                      So Judy opened a window and it was much better. For about 10 minutes. Bud then got up and closed it, because he "Couldn't HEAR!". What a sissy! Why couldn't he just Man-Up and move his seat? No, of course not, the Big Baby. Within 15 minutes, people were fanning themselves and wiping sweat from their brows. Let's all suffer for the ONE wimp. Sounds like the Bathroom Bill supporters. The .03 percent of the population that demands the rest of us cowtow to THEM. Grow up, Bud, you're no kid, so stop acting like one.  The GOOD news? The speaker system and microphones are ON THEIR WAY!  No more hot meeting room. Thank Heavens! LOL!! People are SO childish today. 

                      Cynthia Creech has received an award called the "Good Earth Award " for her efforts to promote and practice clean farming, her role in the Farmer's Market, etc. Congratulations to Cynthia!  Here is another person who came here fairly recently, but ASSIMILATED to country life, did not attempt to "citify" or "liberalize" us, and has been a huge asset to the town as a whole. She gets along with everyone, regardless of what wing they fly with and she is just an all-around, GOOD person. 

                       Broadband discussions are moving forward both here in New Lebanon and in the County. I got my Fairpoint bill the other day, and almost fainted! I am paying $44.00 a month for TELEPHONE service when I don't own, use, or want, a landline. However, if I want internet service, I have to pay this phone fee as well, and so do YOU. In my  thinking, this is robbery and should be illegal. Life is expensive enough, why are we being forced to pay for a service we have no use for? Is anyone else bothered by this? My total bill is $118.00 a month and all I use is the internet. Charter is another 80 bucks, yet urban areas get "Bundles" that include TV, Internet, and landline if you want it, for about $100.00 or less. We need to call or send a letter to Schneiderman and give him a little "Push" to get this done faster.

                        There will be some public forums about Solar Power and availability later this summer, and that is something we should all look at if we can. In fact, Bob and I have looked at it a little bit, but we would have to locate our panels somewhere other than our roof because it's metal. 

                         Here's something interesting that Colleen told us tonight;

                                  In the past year, the population of Columbia County is down by 8% !  New Lebanon is down by 6% !  I can think of a whole BUNCH of reasons for that, but I think that a large part of it is the mass exodus of Conservatives and Christians from NY State due to the Draconian Laws and Regulations, the Taxes, and the Liberal Politics. It's a beautiful state, but it is a very sinful one, and it gets worse every year. I personally know at least 25 families that have moved south or west of NY in the past two years, and four of them are formerly of New Lebanon. In a town this size, that's a lot. Then if you count the families that WANT to get out of NY and can't afford to, the numbers triple. 

                                   I am sorry to say that I missed two, important local events this past weekend. One was the Point-Counterpoint on the Robert's Court held at the Library on Saturday. I had this on my calendar for about 6 weeks and was looking forward to it SO much. The second was the ribbon-cutting at the new playground, which was also important to me to attend and thank those who worked so hard to make this longtime dream a reality. So why did I miss these events? Bailey.

                                   You may recall me telling you about Bailey, my rescued, American Bulldog. The sweetest little soul on 4 paws, but she came to us with SO many health issues, including cancerous, mammary tumors. She also had Heartworm, and though she responded to the dangerous treatment, there was irreparable damage to her heart muscle. So surgery to remove the numerous tumors was just too risky. We took her off the deadly, commercial dog food, put her on the Raw Diet supplemented with Turmeric, and she did very well for several years, but now, one tumor is so large that it hangs beneath her like an udder, and it infects often.

                                  This weekend, Bailey had her third episode of infection and fever and required constant attention, and I had to put her first. She won't be with us much longer, and I couldn't leave her alone when she needed me. So she's on antibiotics again, and she's better today, but even though she usually bounces back, it's easy to see that time is getting shorter. We want to make sure that she is as happy and comfortable as possible for every minute she has left. We take her with us just about everywhere we go as she LOVES to ride in the truck, and she is doted on by the whole family, including my son's young dog, Ruger.

                                    Losing this dog is going to be especially hard for Bob, the Big, Bad, Rough-Edged Farmer. He ADORES this pup and she is HIS baby. I know that it's hard for some of you to picture Bob as a guy who talks to his dog and hugs and kisses her, tears-up when he even thinks about what is to come, but it's true. He comes off as a Bull, but he is a softie to the core, believe me. He is going to be inconsolable. How I wish dogs lived as long as we do. 

                          Sleep Well, New Lebanon. 


 New Lebanon and Gunfire !                                         6-15-2016


                     At tonight's Planning Board Meeting, Deb Gordon was finally granted her necessary site permits to go forward with the restoration of the former Stultz Country Store ! Congratulations to Deb AND to the town, as we will all get to watch this great old property come back to life.

                      More horrific news from Florida today, as a 2-year-old boy is taken from a Disneyland Beach by an alligator. I cannot even begin to imagine what those parents are going through. All we can do is pray for them. Dear God. 

                       Congress is in session tonight with Democrats filibustering. They are demanding further gun restrictions as a direct result of the terrible shooting in the Gay Nightclub, also in Florida. I believe that almost every American is horrified by that tragedy. Anytime American citizens are attacked on American soil, it is an assault on us all.  It doesn't matter what race, religion, or sexual orientation the victims identified with, they were and ARE, our OWN.  It also makes no difference what the views of the perpetrators might be, in this case, American-Born Islamic. 

                        This shooter's wife is also American-Born, but her parents are Palestinian. (You know, those people who daily attack the Israelis in THEIR homeland). She knew what her husband was planning and had even accompanied him to the club to case the interior prior to the attack. In a Common-Sense world, she will be held equally responsible and sentenced to death.  

                        So what are the Democrats asking for in Congress tonight? They want all Americans who are on No-Fly Lists, to be prevented from obtaining firearms.  As a VERY involved and Active supporter of Second Amendment Rights, I don't have a problem with that.  I don't even know why the Republicans are resisting, unless they fear it leading to even MORE restrictions, which is always a likelihood.  For ME, if someone is suspicious enough to be placed on a No-Fly List, they indeed should NOT be allowed to legally purchase firearms. However, sick and evil people intent on murder and mayhem, will find a way to kill regardless of how many laws, mandates, and bans the government puts in place.

                         This particular killer was reported to have used an AR15, but that was proven incorrect today. Bear in mind that for reasons known only to them, the Democrat Politicians want to ban the AR. It is no different from any other, semi-automatic rifle, it just LOOKS mean. My own handguns are capable of firing just as many rounds just as quickly as any AR15 can. Fully-Automatic weapons were banned for private ownership right after WW2 in the 1940s. Even though the Second Amendment does NOT limit the type of firearms we can own, few regular people have any use or need for a fully-auto. They are a Military Weapon.  So yes, suspected terrorists should NOT have guns, but they all do, and they always WILL. In the Florida case, the perpetrator also had a bomb, and had he used ONLY the bomb, there would likely have been NO survivors at all. 

                         There are SO many ways to kill in large numbers that the list is endless, and banning guns will solve nothing. All it will succeed in doing, is making it impossible for good people to protect themselves, their families, and their properties. The Bad Guys will ALWAYS be armed, and so will the Government. I don't know which is scarier. Part of the problem with the new demands of the Democrats is that they also want to ban legal gun ownership for anyone on a Terrorist Watch List. Okay, sounds sensible, until you consider how many innocent people are on those lists for NO reason other than that they may disagree publicly with our over-reaching government. 

                         Many of these Americans on Terrorist Watch Lists have done nothing worse than vent their political feelings and frustrations on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter! Yet the Florida shooter was investigated by the FBI, added to one of these lists, and later REMOVED from the list ! Meanwhile, innocent people who would never harm a fly, remain ON the list. That is what is so dangerous about allowing the Democrats to rob people of their 2A Rights based on comments only. YOU could be on that list, I certainly could be, and many folks I know right here in New Lebanon could be! it's a very, slippery slope. Still, if someone is deservedly on a No-Fly list, they should not be able to walk into a gun store and purchase a weapon. IF, and ONLY if, the reason for their being on that list is PROVEN valid! 

                          The Florida shooter was another registered Democrat, but no one ever talks about that. He also happened to be a long-time Security Officer who had possessed a handgun permit for YEARS. Yes, he is a Muslim, a Jihadist, a Home-Grown Terrorist, and that is of far more concern than guns. WHO are we allowing to enter our country and become citizens? What happened to the safety requirements America once exercised in considering applicants for citizenship? Shouldn't those requirements be much more stringent than the requirements for gun ownership?  Shouldn't we have government agencies who DO that job, follow these people for a specified number of years, etc., rather than harassing, arresting, and murdering Ranchers?  It is the CONSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY of government to ensure the safety of the American People, it is NOT the duty or the right of government to use tyrannical tactics against law-abiding citizens who may have dug a pond without a permit or allowed their cattle to wander onto open ranges that belong to the states in which they lie, NOT to the Federal Government ! Good GOD, people, why are you not OUTRAGED!?!?

                           Despite the horror of the Florida shootings, there are good things happening as a result of those senseless deaths. For starters, a Homosexual, Pro-Gun Group called the "Pink Pistols" is speaking out and convincing more Gay Americans to take safety courses and arm themselves.  They are stating that "THEIR lives MATTER", and they are right, ALL lives matter !  Also, a LOT of Democrat voters have decided that they will no longer listen to the Left-Wing Gun-Grabbers in Washington who fail to protect the American citizenry from Islamic Extremism. This tragedy was a wake-up call, and millions have decided to vote Republican in November for the first time in their lives.  For years, I have wondered what it was going to take to stir the anger of the Liberal Zombies and open their eyes to the Truth of the Dem Agenda. Looks like this may be it.

                            At 10:12 p.m tonight, I was working on my computer and heard gunshots outside. It seemed to be coming from the area of the Barbershop, which is no surprise, we hear shots from that location all the time. Usually, it is during the day though, and never have I heard them after dark. There was a succession of three shots about 40 seconds apart. Then there was a period of about 10 minutes of silence, followed by nine MORE shots, also about 40 seconds apart. I thought it might be fireworks, but these were single bangs, not staccato like most fireworks. My daughter-in-law heard it too, and asked me if I thought we should call the Troopers. 

                            LOL!!  I am NOT a person who enjoys having the police at my house for ANY reason other than a dire emergency in which I have no other option, so no, I was not calling our local S.S. Besides, if no one else could hear the damn gunfire and call, I guess not many folks were too concerned.  As I said, we have dealt with this issue before, in daylight hours, and someone DID call the Troopers. I am told, but cannot confirm, that on at least ONE occasion, it was Johnny the Barber, target-shooting in his backyard. My source states that he went to the site and met the Troopers there, and that Johnny was told that he was violating the law by discharging a firearm within Town Limits. 

                             It is for this very reason that we have not taken any shots at the coyotes that plague our neighborhood. This is a populated area with homes fairly close together, and any responsible gun owner knows better than to take such a chance of harming someone.  Still, I think Johnny learned his lesson and it wasn't likely he that was shooting tonight. Whomever it WAS, if you know them, please let them know that it is people like THEM that make life difficult for other gun owners who take their responsibilities seriously and obey the laws of safety. Use your HEAD! 

                            It is my hope that we will see no more of these mass-shootings by Muslims, Democrats, and Loonies, but at the same time, I also hope that more responsible, law-abiding Americans will come to the realization that the government is NOT going to protect them and theirs. Did you know that even Law Enforcement has NO obligation to protect you, but only to enforce laws? Look it up ! Intelligent, informed adults KNOW that it is up to THEM to ensure the safety of their loved ones and their properties. We have a duty to exercise our Constitutional Rights and protect them from tyrants. 

                           Just imagine how many lives could have been saved in San Bernardino and Florida if someone on the sites had been armed? Imagine what a powerful deterrent it is if the Bad Guys have to wonder if someone might shoot back? If more people were trained and armed in America, there would be one hell of a lot less violent crime. It's time to think sensibly and to tell the anti-Constitutional Politicians to, "Back OFF!". We will NOT comply with laws and restrictions that violate our rights as Americans. Let's place the blame where it belongs, and stop pointing fingers at inanimate objects. Triggers don't pull themselves. Bombs are not available at Joe's Gun Shop or WalMart. Evil finds a way even when we do our best to prevent it, so let's address the evil, not the object. 

Shoes and Shirts...Please                                                   6-21-2016

                   A little break from our American, Political Nightmare tonight.  Just for tonight though, as there are some things we need to talk about regarding the lengths our government will go to, to achieve their evil goals. Just not tonight. I hope no one minds.

                   I'm not an "Old" person, at least I don't THINK of myself as old yet. It wasn't exactly a century since I was a little kid. Yet things in our society are SO different from the way they were when I was a child. I have mentioned that my parents were Depression Survivors, that they knew poverty and hunger, they remembered clearly having to put cardboard in their shoes and use extra blankets in winter because there was no money for fuel. 

                   Things were much better for them as adults. My father was a long-lines Truck Driver for Associated Transport, and the pay was excellent for the time. We had a very nice home, a new car every two years, and the best clothes my mother could scout out during her endless shopping trips. She made up for all she lacked in her own childhood. My sister and I wanted for little. I however, was never comfortable with the requirements placed upon me to "Keep Up Appearances", and rebelled in every way I could.  I didn't want to be "Girly", wear dresses and bows, and stay clean. I wanted jeans and tee shirts, sneakers, a ponytail, and to be outdoors climbing trees and digging in the dirt. 

                   In those days, a trip "Downtown" meant wearing your fanciest outfit and patent-leather shoes. It was torture! Never, ever were we allowed to go anywhere that the "People Might SEE Us " and deem us improperly attired and groomed. I recall my mother's mom always wearing a hat and a fancy brooch of some kind. Her nails were always neatly painted a bright red, and every hair was in place. Table manners were of utmost importance, in fact ALL manners were ! Our elders were referred to as "Mr. or Mrs.", we left the room when the adults were talking, and we did not talk back or "Sass" anyone older than WE were. 

                    If you know me, you are aware that I am not at all concerned with "Fashion".  As long as I am freshly showered, my teeth and hair combed before I leave the house, that's good enough for me. I keep a clean and neat home and yard, my vehicles are clean, and I always made sure my son went to school with shiny hair, clean nails, fresh clothing, and pants with a crease in the legs. LOL!!  I even used to bleach the laces for his baby shoes and later, his sneakers. Not as anal as my mom was, but I did and do have my requirements. These days, I am usually working in the gardens or in the woodshop, so I am often in work clothes. I will run to Stewarts or the Post Office in those clothes and think nothing of it. Yet if I am going out to dinner, I'm not going THAT way! 

                     I do not dress-up, and I still rebel against the dressy shoes and outfits, but there is such a thing as being properly presentable for the occasion. That is why I am beginning to wonder if I am truly, "Old".  Have you LOOKED at the way people go out in public today ?!  Holy Crow!!!  I was at Stewarts tonight waiting for my husband to come out, and I saw things I don't really need to see again anytime soon.

                     I hate tattoos on women and girls, I just think it's trashy. I don't mind a little tattoo of a cross or a heart, or even a fake bracelet or permanent eyeliner type of thing, but it's the big, nasty things and all-over ink that I find repulsive. I'm not fond of tats on men either, but it's a lot more acceptable than on women. I remember when tattoos were something we only saw on veterans, and they were related to their branch of service. Those were tattoos of Honor, earned and proudly displayed. 

                     My own step-sons are all good-looking guys, but every one of them is covered with ink that makes it hard to notice that they have nice eyes and strong facial structures. My eldest step-son is a tattoo artist, and he's VERY talented. I just think they take it too far and it "Paints" them as being of poor character. Why would anyone DO that to themselves on purpose?  What will those tats look like when these people are 65, 70, or 75 years old?  YUCK ! Why not wear a hat with a statement of who you are, or a tee shirt or button pin? Why inject ink into your skin? To each his own, I guess. 

                   I saw several tattooed women at the store tonight and one biker who had NO skin showing that was not inked. Does that make them BAD people? No, of course not, but unfortunately, it sends a negative message to a LOT of people. I also saw a couple of young girls in their pajamas and slippers. One of them had allowed her pajama pants to slide down so far in the back, you could see half her butt and neither of them wore a bra. It boggles the mind. There are far too many unwashed people as well, people who literally stink to high heaven and have hair so dirty it separates and clumps with oil. It's okay to smell if you just spent the day working out in the hot sun and haven't been home to clean up yet, but I'm talking about people who just don't bother to buy a cheap bar of soap and jump in the shower for a few minutes!

                    Then there are the Black kids with their pants down to their knees and their underwear completely exposed. There was a young Black man at Stewarts tonight that had an afro in the center of his head, and the rest of his head was shaven clean. These are the MODERATE slobs. Been to WalMart lately? Good Lord, the things you see THERE!  What ever happened to pride? There's no need for anyone to dress to impress or wear a suit if they don't have to. Be comfy and express who you are, but at least be DECENT and CLEAN. Dye your hair green if it makes you happy, but wash it once in a while. Cover your butts and boobs in public and get a $2.00 deoderant stick. Geez ! Being clean and half-way presentable is not expensive or very time-consuming, ANYONE can manage it.

                       Manners? How about we start TEACHING them to our kids again? Stop sending kids the message they that have a right to say whatever they please and be disrespectful to their elders. 

                    Yup, our society has decayed in every way possible. Change is inevitable, but negative change is preventable. Americans need to stop being scumbags and think about the face we present to the rest of the world.  At the very least, if you cannot bathe daily or use deoderant, please don't sit next to ME!  LOL!!

Tin Hats ON !!                                                               6-22-2016

It started longer ago than any of you or I can remember. Maybe it always just WAS, but too many people were too busy to notice or record it. For ME, it was John F. Kennedy who first drew my attention to it.

I was too young to remember much about Kennedy as a living leader, but I clearly remember the day he died, as do all Americans who were old enough at the time to get what was happening.  I was in my Second Grade classroom , and all of a sudden the world was turned upside-down. Adults were weeping and scurrying through the hallways, and we were told to pack-up our belongings and prepare to be dismissed. It was frightening and confusing for everyone, but especially for very young children who didn't really understand the depth of what had occurred.

Most Americans loved JFK, and as a result, we learned from our parents that he was an important and respected man that we too, should love. I collected JFK memorabilia for years, read everything I could about him and his life, and I even attended John F. Kennedy High School. Not by choice, it was just the school that kids in my district went to, but I was thrilled to be one of the privileged kids that was lucky enough to go to the best public high school in the city. I was PROUD, and every day that I walked through the front doors of that school, I looked at the exquisite marble bust of JFK that greeted the incoming students each morning. I loved the school colors of blue and gold, and I loved wearing clothing with the school logo.

Still, it was a good number of years before I understood just HOW decent a man JFK really was. Though I came to abhor his father and his brother Teddy, JFK himself had managed to step away from their influence and stand alone. He truly kept the interests of the People first, and he lost his life for that very reason. It was JFK who dared tell the truth to the American People about what their government was planning and doing to them behind the scenes. JFK knew who the Bilderbergs were, who the Illuminati were, and he knew about the agenda of a One World Government. He also knew all about the lies and disinformation being force-fed to the people by the media, and the False Flags, among a good many other things that the people had a right to know. When he made the public statement that he intended to inform the people of these evil agendas, he sentenced himself to death, and was indeed killed seven days later. His own father knew that his good and decent son was now marked for assassination, and did nothing. His allegiance lay with the people behind the plot. The very people who had aided in the JFK Campaign , thinking that their crony Joe would be able to control his son. They were wrong.

Here is what JFK promised one week before his murder.

“ There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot !

Twenty-eight words. Twenty-eight earth-shattering words that could have, and WOULD have changed the course of events from the path of destruction to one of promise for all Americans.

I wanted to know what JFK was referring to when he made that statement, the statement that got him killed. By this time, he had been dead for over a decade, but I wanted to know. There are days now that I wish I had been less curious, but then again, if I had not been curious, I would be one of the uninformed Americans who think that our government is their benevolent Uncle. It is anything BUT.

What did JFK know? Did he know that his days were numbered ? I think he did, and I believe that he was willing to take that risk to warn America of what was happening in the dark recesses of Washington, D.C. He was never given that opportunity, much like Martin Luther King Jr,. Malcolm X, and thousands of Whistle-blowers before and after them. These were men who had guts, and you might say that Malcolm X was a Radical Racist, but he had begun to see the light. He was awakening to the Socialist/Communist Agenda, the deliberate Race-Baiting and disinformation, and was starting to look into the abyss and see the truth for what it was. He too, was removed before he could say TOO much.

Lyndon Johnson knew,too. He was one of the plotters, a hard-core, Southern Racist Democrat who not-so-secretly approved of the KKK that his fellow Democrats had given birth to. Was he involved with the JFK assassination? Most definitely, but not at the highest levels. Like Joe Kennedy, he knew, but was too boxed-in and too hungry for promised power and position, to speak out and save the life of one of the best presidents this country has ever known. Money and power hold more influence than family ties for people of no character. Federal-Level Democrats have no character, and no conscience. It's all about Control, Money, and Notoriety, and God help anyone who dares to stand in their way.

The people we all tend to blame for what is wrong and evil in our government, are merely useful idiots to the people who are REALLY pulling the puppet strings. They get their rewards, but they too are expendable as we have seen over and over again throughout our history. Those who are complicit and hungry for position, are the easiest to take out and are always the FIRST ones to go. They don't think about that fact when they are licking the boots of the Elite who can help them climb the next ladder rung, they are blinded by Greed and Ego.

If you are not familiar with the Rothschild Family, you need to do some reading. This family is a Dynasty of Bankers who also happen to be the most heartless, greedy, and evil family that America has ever seen. The Rockefellers are a close second to the Rothschilds, another dynasty of billionaires with no interest in anyone or anything other than furthering their agenda of a One World Order and total control over the people, the money, the food, the medicine, and the land. It is only because of the few good men like John F. Kennedy, that they have not yet realized their dream, but they have not given up. Make NO mistake, these are evil, driven, focused, and extremely powerful people. You should know all you can possibly learn about them, and the many others that are in their inner circle.  

Do not make the mistake of thinking that the Secret Organizations that these men control, exist only in America. It takes evil men from all over the world to “Control” the world. We are all pawns on their chessboards, manipulated and subject to their will. These are the people who control the media, the banks, the insurance companies, the Healthcare Systems, and more recently, the public education system as well. These are the evil men who direct other evil men to impose draconian laws, ignore the Constitution, force impossible regulations and taxes, indoctrinate our children, and de-moralize societies. They attack Christianity and Judaism, Capitalism, and Freedom while financing mis-information programs, government grants and programs that burden the citizenry and steal private properties, Special Interest Groups that teach our children to be selfish and to accept the unacceptable and deviant as “Normal”. They are behind the recent assaults on Free Speech and the Second Amendment, and the lies of Global Warming. In fact, just about everything that the moral, patriotic, and/or faithful American treasures, is under assault by these very people.

Narcissistic politicians like Obama and his entire administration, are hand-picked and “Selected” into office, not “Elected” as they would have you believe. There are so many power-mongers in the world, that there is no shortage of complicit puppets at their disposal, including celebrities and journalists whom so many Americans ignorantly revere.

We are not guiltless,either. We have allowed ourselves and our children to become the victims of the Agenda. We have become so comfortable with our perks and our precious freedoms, that we fail to understand how quickly these things can be taken away from us. We sleep, we eat, we play, and we drink in all the hype and believe the lies. Two-Thirds of Americans fall hook, line, and sinker for False Flags and Media Dis-Information such as Sandy Hook. Very few have taken the time and effort to research, to doubt, to ask the hard questions, and to see the numerous mistakes made by the inexperienced that prove the truth behind the lies.

How many people know what the “Gulf of Tonkin” was ? How many people know what “Libor” is and how it was connected to both the Colorado Movie Theater False Flag, and the Sandy Hook False Flag? How many of you have looked at the players in these incidents and compared  their faces to those that appeared in the Boston Marathon Bombing photos, and alleged college campus shootings in 2015? How many have taken a very close look at Orlando? It is always easier to just accept what the media tells and shows you and start pointing fingers and contributing to the division these incidents create. Haven't you ever noticed that in EVERY so-called Shooting Incident, the gun is immediately described as an AR15 or an “Assault Rifle”? Then, days later, it was something else entirely. As in Orlando.

Why were rescuers carrying the “wounded” TO  the nightclub in Orlando instead of away  from it? Why did Scott Pelley interview an alleged witness in front of a Green Screen that showed police officers in the background? Why were so many of the main players confirmed actors, including the alleged shooter who appeared in the film, “The Big Fix”? Do YOU think the government would actually have allowed innocent Americans to be shot and killed to attain their goals? You BET they would! It would not be the first time and it will most certainly not be the last as they drool over the prospect of disarming the American people. Yes, they WILL use whatever methods they deem necessary, because they believe that their ends justify their means, and their end is not to make you or your family safer, it is to make you slaves.

Don't believe it? Then YOU tell ME, what was Fast and Furious all about? Why were Christopher Stevens and 4 of our Heroes allowed to suffer and die in Benghazi ? I can TELL you why, but I would love it if you would look into the truth for yourselves. There are so MANY things you need to look into, and not next year or next month, but NOW. Why are we given Fluoride when it is known that Hitler used it in his Prison Camps to sterilize men and keep the prisoners quiet? Why do we eat food that is almost totally made of chemicals we can barely pronounce? Why do we allow our children to be forced to receive vaccinations that are also full of chemicals and have been directly linked to the frightening rise in Autism and SIDS, among other horrors ?

Ever hear of a guy named Bill Cooper? Bill authored the book, “Behold a Pale Horse”. Due to his interest in investigating UFO sightings and claims of alien activity as in Area 51, he was labeled a “Nutcase”. He WAS radical in some of his beliefs, but he more often than not, hit the nail on the head. On 6-28-2001, Bill warned the people that something astronomical was going to occur in America that would change our lives forever. He also stated that whatever it was that we would face, the government would blame it on Osama Bin Laden. He closed by saying this; “Do NOT believe it !” Bill was killed by Law Enforcement officers who had entrapped him in his remote home allegedly to serve warrants on him. The arrest attempt escalated into a shoot-out on November 5, 2001. WAS Bill just another Conspiracy Theorist, or was he another JFK who knew too much?

The things I have mentioned here are not even close to scratching the surface of the horrendous crimes against the people that our government is guilty of. Hillary Clinton ALONE, has committed or been directly involved in more felonies than I can keep track of, and is presently under Criminal Investigation by the FBI. Yet what is SHE doing?  Running for the highest office in the land! Where is your outrage? Do you think that YOU would be so privileged? No, YOU would be cooling your heels in a cell, my friends. Look up “Vince Foster”. That will give you a START.

We deserve truth, we deserve justice, and we deserve to retain the freedoms and blessings of this great country. It takes brave, curious, and honorable people to expose the lies and the evil, punish it, and prevent it from ever happening again. Turn the TV off, stop going to movies, and start reading about our own history and the history of other countries whose people were asleep at the wheel while tyrants plotted. Stop being drawn-in by false news stories, Special Interest Whining, Celebrities, etc., and get informed. Get INVOLVED and ACTIVE, or live with the consequences.

This is but a teaser. We have a lot more to talk about.


Bohemian  Grove                                                            6-24-2016

                   Ever heard of it ?? It isn't exactly something that comes up in everyday conversation, but it IS something that Americans should know at least a little bit about.

                   I'm sure you HAVE heard of the "Order of the Skull and Bones" . This is a private fraternity for the wealthiest, most politically-connected students of Yale University. Males ONLY. Since the very early 1800s, MANY future presidents and sons of the most elite families in America, have been  members. If you attend Yale and fall into one of the above categories, you join Skull and Bones. 

                   The Bush Family have been members for several generations, as have many other, noted political families. We will talk a lot more about this group in the days to come, but for the moment, keep in mind that these privileged young men have all been involved in the move toward Globalism. The majority of them have gone on to be vital members of the Bilderberg Group, or as some like to call it; "The Illuminati". However, the Bilderbergs and the Illuminati are not one and the same, despite having an almost identical membership list. We will talk more about both of them as well. 

                   Bohemian Grove is the private playground of this country's wealthiest and most powerful men. It is a closely-guarded, 2700 acre compound nestled among the Great Redwoods in Monte Rio, California.  The media moguls, some of whom are members of the Grove themselves, have done everything in their power to convince the public that Bohemian Grove is nothing more than a "Camp" for these elitists to relax and "Let their Hair Down".  ( and their pants). That's true enough, and in the early days, that is pretty much all they did. All of them with no doubt, leave their public personas at the gate. 

                   In among those Redwoods, these high-ranking CEOs, Politicians, Journalists, and even Hollywood celebs, can be seen cavorting naked, having contests to see who can pee farther, acting in plays while wearing women's clothing, and of course, participating in the ritual known as "The Cremation of Care". In this ritual, the men dress in robes similar to those worn by your friendly, neighborhood coven. They pay homage by firelight to a stone owl that stands three-stories tall, and I gotta tell ya folks, it is not only extremely creepy, it's Demonic.

                    For years, Journalists, Spies, and the generally curious public have attempted to infiltrate the Grove. Most were arrested in short order, while others simply disappeared. The yearly summer meeting, is no ordinary sabbatical or "Retreat".  Remember the "Manhattan Project"? The planning of that operation was done at Bohemian Grove in 1942, and resulted in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 


                     I know it is difficult for most folks to admit that there are really such abominable men and malevolent plots at work behind the scenes in government. Sadly, it is the denial and unwillingness to SEE rather than just LOOK, that has led to so many Communist Regimes in the world. Millions have died at the hands of men such as these because they did not believe that their government could or would do such things. 

                     Yesterday, Britain grew their Cajones back and took the first step to regaining their Sovereignty. They still have a long way to go, but it's a great start. The formation of the E.U was a HUGE victory for the men who attend Bohemian Grove, another item checked off their NWO To-Do List . They had all of Europe squeezed tightly in their dirty little hands. For a while. Do not be surprised to see the E.U crumble entirely in the not-too-distant future as more countries follow Britain's lead.  I am grinning tonight as I picture the plotting elitists throwing a temper tantrum! LOL!!

                      Speaking of tantrums, have you seen the one being thrown by House Democrats?  LOLOL!!!!  Speaks VOLUMES, does it not? I have posted a picture of the "Sit-In" for you below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
  The Cremation of Care Ceremony

The highlight of a Grove encampment is an opening day initiation ceremony called "The Cremation of Care," in which the campers are given permission to forget their worldly duties and responsibilities, and instead focus on having a good time, just like in the old days, when they were young and supposedly carefree. Although the ceremony is very elaborate and has a long tradition, readers have to understand at the outset that it is a lark, a spoof of ceremonies, that has no deep or serious intent, contrary to what some conspiracy theorists have claimed. It is just what it claims to be: a way to ease everyone into a mood where they can relax and enjoy themselves. The scenario unfolds something like this:

The boys begin to arrive at the Bohemian Grove on the Saturday closest to the middle of July for what will be a two-week encampment. In actuality, most of them will just attend during one or two of the three weekends included in the encampment, jetting in to the nearby Santa Rosa airport from all over the country, or driving up from San Francisco.

As they arrive, they first get settled at their camps, then wander around visiting with old friends. That night they have their first dinner in the huge open-air dining circle. They hear flowery welcoming speeches, they give a cheer to the "Old Guard," those who have been in the club for 40 or more years, and they pay their respects to the "Fallen Leaves," those who have died in the past year.

But the highlight of the evening is the Cremation of Care, an initiation into the spirit of the encampment. It is all very fancy. The script varies only slightly each year. It is also a put-on, a mock of rituals -- but it is a ritual ceremony nonetheless. Postmodernists might call it a meta-ritual. It is meant to signal that the encampment is a time for relaxation, drinking, and fun. It is a return to the summer camp days of their youth.

To gain a sense of what it's like to take part, imagine yourself comfortably seated in the beautiful open-air dining hall. It's early evening and the clear July air is still pleasantly warm. Dusk has descended, you have finished a sumptuous dinner, and you are sitting quietly with your drink, listening to the nostalgic welcoming speeches and enjoying the gentle light and the eerie shadows that are cast by the two-stemmed gaslights flickering softly at each of the several hundred outdoor banquet tables.

You are part of an assemblage that has been meeting in this redwood grove 65 miles north of San Francisco for well over a hundred years. It is not just any assemblage, for you are a captain of industry, a well-known television star, a banker, a famous artist, or maybe a member of the President's cabinet. You are one of 1,500 men -- women are not allowed -- gathered together from all over the country for this annual encampment of the rich and the famous. And you are about to take part in a strange ceremony that has marked every Bohemian Grove gathering since 1880.

Out of the shadows on one of the hillsides near the dining circle there emerges the low, sad sounds of a funeral dirge. As you turn your head in its direction you faintly see the outlines of men dressed in pointed red hoods and red flowing robes. Some of the men are playing the funereal music; others are carrying long torches whose flames are a spectacular sight against the darkened forest.

As the procession approaches the dining circle, the dim figures become more distinct, and attention fixes on several men not previously noticed. They are carrying a large wooden box. Upon closer inspection the box turns out to be an open coffin, and in that coffin is a body, a human body that looks real enough to be lifelike at a glance, but only an imitation, naturally, made of black muslin wrapped around a wooden skeleton. This is the body of Care, symbolizing the concerns and woes that important men supposedly must bear in their daily lives. It is this guy, Mr. Dull Care, who is to be cremated this first Saturday night of the two-week encampment of the Bohemian Grove.

The cortege now trails slowly past the dining area, and the men in the dining circle fall into line behind the hooded priests and pallbearers, following the body of Care toward its ultimate destination. The entire parade (mostly white, mostly elderly) makes its way along a road leading to a picturesque little lake that is yet another of the sylvan sights the Bohemian Grove has to offer.

It takes the communicants about five minutes to make their march to this new setting. Once at the lake the several priests and the body of Care go off to the right, in the direction of a very large altar which faces the lake. They are accompanied by a cast of 250 elders, torchbearers, shore patrols, fire tenders, production managers, and woodland voices.

The major parts in this drama are played by "associate" or "performing" members of the club, middle-class men with musical, theatrical, artistic, or literary talents. But sometimes very important men have small walk-on roles that show they are just one of the gang when they are at the Bohemian Grove. They are "carrying a spear for Bohemia," as the saying goes, which means they are chipping in, doing their part, being good sports.

If the year were 1996, there would be three spear-carriers doing a little add-on part. They are former president George H. W. Bush, actor Clint Eastwood, and fabled news anchor Walter Cronkite. They are playing the parts of "Lakeside Frogs," and they are chanting like the frogs in the famous "Bud-WEI-ser" TV ads of the 1990s, only they keep croaking "cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun."

The followers, talking quietly and remarking on the once-again-perfect Grove weather, move to the left so they can observe the ceremony from a green meadow on the other side of the lake. Drinks in hand, they will be about fifty to a hundred yards from the altar, which looms skyward thirty to forty feet and reveals itself to be in the form of a huge Owl, whose cement shell is mottled with primeval green mosses. This Owl is the totem animal of Bohemia, found not only at the lake, but everywhere you go in the Grove, and on shot glasses, coffee cups, and stationery.

While the spectators seat themselves across the lake, the priests and their entourage continue for another two or three hundred yards beyond the altar to a boat landing. There the bier is carefully transferred onto the Ferry of Care, which will carry the body to the altar later in the ceremony. Once the ferry is loaded, the torches are extinguished and the music ends. The attention of the spectators on the other side of the lake slowly drifts back to the Owl shrine; it is illuminated by a gentle flame from the Lamp of Fellowship, which sits at its base.

Cremation? A guy named Dull Care? A former president of the United States playing the part of a frog and chanting "cre-MAY-shun?" A totem animal and a Lamp of Fellowship? Strange, but true. You are starting to get the picture of just how hokey this all is.

People who have seen the ceremony before nudge you to keep your eye on the large redwood next to the Owl. Moments later an offstage chorus of "woodland voices" begins to sing. Then a spotlight illuminates the tree you've been watching, and there emerges from it a hamadryad, a "tree spirit," whose life, according to Greek mythology, is intimately bound up with the tree in which it lives. The hamadryad begins to sing, telling the supplicants that beauty and strength and peace are theirs as long as the trees of the Grove are there. It sings of the "temple-aisles of the wood" that are made for "your delight," and implores the Bohemians to "burn away the sorrow of yesterday" and to "cast your grief to the fires and be strong with the holy trees and the spirit of the Grove."'

With the end of this uplifting song, the hamadryad returns to its tree, the chorus silences, and the light on the tree fades out. Now there's only natural illumination from the moon and stars, and it's time for the high priest and his many assistants to enter the large area in front of the Owl.

"The Owl is in his leafy temple," intones the high priest. "Let all within the Grove be reverent before him." He beseeches the spectators to be inspired and awed by their surroundings, noting that this is Bohemia's shrine. Then he invokes the motto of the club, "Weaving spiders, come not here!" That's a line from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; it is supposed to warn members not to discuss business and worldly concerns, and instead concentrate on the arts, literature, and other pleasures within the portals of Bohemia.

The priest next walks down three large steps to the edge of the lake. There he makes a flowery speech about the ripple of waters, the song of birds, the forest floor, and evening's cool kiss. Again he calls on the members to forsake their usual concerns: "Shake off your sorrows with the City's dust and scatter to the winds the cares of life." A second and third priest then recall to memory deceased friends who loved the Bohemian Grove, and the high priest makes yet another effusive speech, the gist of it being that "Great Nature" is a "refuge for the weary heart" and a "balm for breasts that have been bruised."

The pace is picking up. A brief song is sung by the chorus and suddenly the high priest proclaims: "Our funeral pyre awaits the corpse of Care!" A horn is sounded at the boat landing. Behold, the Ferry of Care, with its beautifully ornamented frontispiece, begins its brief passage to the foot of the shrine. Its trip is accompanied by the music of a barcarole (a barcarole is the song of Venetian gondoliers as they pole through the canals of Venice). Listening to the barcarole, it becomes ever more clear how many little extra bits and pieces of culture have been borrowed from many parts of the world by the Bohemians who lovingly developed this ritual over its long history.

The bier arrives at the steps of the altar. The high priest inveighs against Dull Care, the archenemy of Beauty. He shouts, "Bring fire," and the torchbearers enter (18 strong). Then the acolytes quickly seize the coffin, lift it high above their heads, and carry it triumphantly to the pyre in front of the mighty Owl. It seems that Care is about to be consumed by flames.

Ah, but not yet. Suddenly there is a great clap of thunder and a rush of wind. Peals of loud, ugly laughter come ringing down from a hill above the lake. A dead tree is illuminated in the middle of the hillside, and Care himself bellows forth with a thundering blast:

"Fools! Fools! Fools! When will ye learn that me ye cannot slay? Year after year ye burn me in this Grove, lifting your puny shouts of triumph to the stars. But when again ye turn your feet toward the marketplace, am I not waiting for you, as of old? Fools! Fools! To dream ye conquer Care!"

The high priest is taken aback by this impressive outburst, but not completely humbled. He replies that it is not all a dream, that he and his friends know they will have to face Care when their holiday is over. They are happy that the good fellowship created by the Bohemian Grove is able to banish Care even for a short time. So the high priest tells Care, "We shall burn thee once again this night and in the flames that eat thine effigy we'll read the sign: Midsummer sets us free."

Dull Care, however, is having none of this. He tells the high priest in no uncertain terms that priestly fires are not going to do him in. "I spit upon your fire," he roars, and with that there is a great explosion and all the torches are immediately extinguished. The only light remaining comes from the small flame in the Lamp of Fellowship.

Things are clearly at an impasse. Care may win out after all. There is only one thing to do: turn to the great Owl, the great totem animal of Bohemia, chosen as the group's symbol primarily for its mortal wisdom -- and only secondarily for its discreet silence and its nightly prowling. The high priest falls to his knees and lifts his arms toward the shrine. "Oh thou, great symbol of all mortal wisdom," he cries. "Owl of Bohemia, we do beseech thee, grant us thy counsel!"

The inspirational music of the "Fire Finale" now begins, and an aura of light glows about the Owl's head. The Owl is going to rise to the occasion! And if it's the 1990s, it's none other than the voice of good old Walter Conkrite, although the part usually goes to a deep-voiced drama professor. After a pause, the sagacious bird finally speaks. No fire, he tells the assembled faithful, can drive out Care if that fire comes from the mundane world, where it is fed by the hates of men. There is only one fire that can overcome the great enemy Care, and that, of course, is the flame which burns in the Lamp of Fellowship on the Altar of Bohemia. "Hail, Fellowship," he concludes, "and thou, Dull Care, begone!"

The priest smacks himself on the side of the head, as if to say he wonders why he didn't think of that profound point. The light goes out on the dead tree. The high priest leaps to his feet and bounds up the steps, snatches a burned-out torch from one of the bearers, and relights it from the flame of the Lamp of Fellowship. Just as quickly he ignites the funeral pyre and triumphantly hurls the torch into the blaze.

The orchestral music in the background intensifies as the flames leap higher and higher. The chorus sings loudly about Dull Care, archenemy of Beauty, calling on the winds to make merry with his dust. "Hail, Fellowship," they sing, echoing the Owl. "Begone, Dull Care! Midsummer sets us free!" The wailing voice of Care gives its last gasps, the music gets even louder, and fireworks light the sky and fill the Grove with the reverberations of great explosions. The band, appropriately enough, strikes up "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." Care has been banished.

As this climax approaches, some 50 minutes after the march began, the quiet onlookers on the other side of the lake begin to come alive. After all, it is a night for rejoicing. The men begin to shout, to sing, to hug each other, and dance around. They have been freed by their priests and their Owl for some good old-fashioned hell raising. They couldn't be happier if they were back in college and their fraternity had won an intramural football championship.

Now the ceremony is over. The revelers, initiated into the carefree attitude of the Bohemian Grove, break up into small groups as they return to the camps that crowd next to each other in the central area of the Grove. It will be a night of storytelling and drinking for the men of Bohemia as they sit around their campfires or wander from camp to camp, renewing old friendships and making new ones. They will be far away from their responsibilities as the decision makers and opinion molders of corporate America.


Start  Your  Engines !!                                              6-25-2016

                         Summer Saturdays in New Lebanon mean only ONE thing. Thousands of people from all over the Northeast flock to this very valley to enjoy the most All-American, Family-Friendly activity available, and it AIN'T "Behold New Lebanon " !

                          For over 60 years, Race Fans have made the weekly trek to the Lebanon Valley Speedway to enjoy and participate in America's favorite sport, Auto Racing. They come in cars and trucks, on motorcycles and on foot, and in campers and trailers, but they always come.  They are a faithful and dedicated group, not just to the sport but to American Tradition in general. 

                           There are few remaining venues or events where Americans of every age, sex, and color can openly acknowledge God and Country with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanks to the self-serving and ungrateful, Liberal Left and their anti-faith and patriotism agenda, too many of us have been intimidated and indoctrinated into believing that these these are "Bad and Offensive" things. 

                             The terribly immature emotions of wimps and whiners have taken precedent over our values and Freedom of Speech and Expression, and we must STOP allowing that. Race Fans don't allow that. Race Fans are living, breathing evidence that REAL Americans not only still exist, but they know who they are and what they want for their families and their country. THESE are the people who bust their backs and knuckles every day to keep America's gears turning. They know the value of hard work, earning what you need and want, and of healthy competition, and that these very traits are what made America possible and kept her free for well over 200 years. 

                              It took tough people of guts and grit to gain freedom and it will take the same kind of Americans to defend and retain it, the kind of people who attend racetracks all over the country. Are some of them a little rough around the edges ? You BET they are, but so was David of the Bible and Sam Adams who hid in tavern basements and shot Redcoats!

                              Where else but our racetracks do you see American Flags, Skoal stickers, and NRA hats by the thousands? Where else do we see those hats removed in respect when the National Anthem is played?  Race Fans, like everyone else, are far from perfect, but they are still one of the last representations of what true, loyal Americanism looks like, and they don't CARE if that "Offends" anyone. 

                               In the past ten or twelve years, I have heard countless times that we need people like Ruth Abram and the members of the covert, E.D.C to put New Lebanon "On the Map" and breathe new life into a decaying town. LOLOL!!  Bullcrap ! This valley has ALWAYS been "On the Map", and it has ALWAYS been a destination, thanks in great part to the Lebanon Valley Speedway. This valley has ALWAYS been ALIVE !

                                Nothing has drawn more people and visitors, nothing has contributed so greatly to our local economy as the Speedway has. NO idea or "Project" of the Liberal Newcomers can ever hope to compare.  You may not attend the racetrack, but if you live here, you need to be supportive OF it. It is a huge piece of who we are as a community and as Americans.

Tuesdays With Charter                                                    6-28-2016

                     This has been a rough day in my household. We lost our Bailey today after her long battle with cancer. 

                      We knew it was coming for some time, but it doesn't make it easier. She came to us 3 years ago with more health issues than the average dog could have survived. Years of being tied-out on a short chain in Louisiana weather had taken it's toll and severe heart-worm had caused permanent damage. The mammary tumors were still small, but due to the weakened heart, the surgery was deemed to be too dangerous for her. So we crossed our fingers and concentrated on giving her the best years of her life. 

                      She was the Family Dog, but in reality, she was Bob's Baby. She loved her Daddy. She loved EVERYTHING! The couch, vanilla ice cream, soft toys, and most of all, rides in the truck. She was a gentle soul and a constant source of amusement, and sitting with her in the vet's office today while they euthanized her was devastating. Harder still, was the the past week of watching her deteriorate to the point that she was struggling for every breath, telling me that the cancer had reached the lungs, and it was time. 

                      I believe that All Dogs go to Heaven. That's a subject of great debate among the Christian community, but God says that "The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb" and when Jesus returns to take vengeance on  Evil, he will be on horseback. For those who love the Lord and animals, there is no debate. God promises that Heaven will be everything we ever dreamed of and more, so how could that be so if there are no dogs there? We lost a piece of our hearts today, but we know that we will be re-united eventually, and there will be no illness and no pain, only joy.


                      FASO won today's Congressional Primary by a LANDSLIDE!  Kind of eases the pain a little. I will not miss Chris Gibson even a little bit, as he is a RINO and a Traitor to his constituents.  I do not think that we have heard the last of him, but I welcome the respite.

                      Quite a day for those of us who subscribe to Charter Cable, wasn't it?  At 1:00 this morning, POOF, the TV picture turned to snow. I assumed that a limb had come down or someone had struck a utility pole. When it was still off this morning, I wasn't concerned, but when late afternoon rolled around and it was STILL off, I made the phone call. Personally, I don't miss TV, but when there is an 81-year-old in the house that is addicted to it, and it goes away, life gets interesting real quick.

                       So we learned that Charter had switched to Digital today and hadn't bothered to notify at least half its customers that this would be happening. Zippo, NADA. THEN, we were told that we had to go to the Chatham Office and pick up new boxes! Oh, but it was all okay, because they were "Extending their hours till 6p.m for their customers ".  Wonderful. Bob volunteered to make the trip, but called me soon after he got there to tell me that the line was out the door and there were cars parked all along the edge of Rt. 295.

                        Angry people were sharing their frustration with Charter, and some of them had driven all the way from Copake and other points south, to get a damn box! Oh, but this wasn't ALL !  Now, we need to have a box for every TV in the house. For us, that's FOUR. The first two are free, and any after that will be $6.00 a month ! So our bill for Expanded Basic Cable will now be $92.00 a month!!! It gets better. There are specific boxes for HD Flat Screens and other ones for the old-fashioned convex screens. So we got two and two. Then we get them home, and trying to get anything to work is not only close to impossible, it IS  impossible!

                        All 3 guys tried their luck and so did I. We did the "Activation" thing online, we did the "Code Search" with the FOUR, new remotes. Over and over. Meanwhile, the Cable Box is digitally telling us to "Call Your Operator" !! Umm...... WHAT? Obviously, we still have no TV. Don't know when we WILL because you KNOW all the techs will be out soothing livid customers for weeks to come. I AM a LIVID customer!  If you share my feelings, please drop a line to the Attorney General's Office this week and let him know about this rip-off. You can believe they will be hearing from ME. 

                       Why does everyone have to complicate everything so much? Was there something wrong with the way the cable WAS? Sure, I would have liked to see more decent TV shows available and a LOT less sports channels, and it was already FAR too expensive for what we were getting. (by the way, all your channels will be in different locations now, too.) So, I guess we will be doing some tree-trimming so we can get DISH. Enough is enough. 

  My grand-daughter took this photo of Bailey just last week. It went downhill THAT fast. Hug your dog tonight.