JUNE 2017  ARCHIVES


 Pass the Tissues, Please !                                           6-2-2017


                       So Kathy Griffin is all butt-hurt and claims that the Trumps are out to "Get " her.  LOLOL!!!  

                        If any of you are unfortunate enough to be familiar with this Moonbat's career to date, you know what a wing-nut she is and always has been. She is perverted and as anti-freedom as a person can get and in my opinion, her comeuppance is long overdue. What goes around comes around, Kathy. Apparently, the Trumptards are exactly what we thought they were from the get-go, they are very much LIKE the Lefties in that they will not tolerate ANY criticism of their chosen leader. 

                        In some ways, that's a bad thing, because no one who calls themselves a Patriot or Conservative should EVER behave like a Liberal, but on the OTHER hand, it's kind of fun to see the left wing whiners get some of their own medicine for a change. For years, anyone who dared to disagree with lefty policies and ideologies, were black-balled. Conservative celebrities can't find work, their shows are canceled, and they are rarely included in any awards shows or interviewed on talk shows. 

                   Christian business owners are attacked verbally and financially for refusing to violate their faith and participate in things they believe are sinful. Unconstitutional Judges have charged them with "Hate Crimes" and the results have been devastating in loss of revenue, the businesses themselves, and all other assets such as homes and vehicles, savings, etc. All because the Liberals WHINED and liberal judges were willing to violate the 1ST Amendment Rights of Americans. Can you imagine, if a Conservative "Celebrity" had done what Griffin did, but with OBAMA'S  fake head ?!  It would have been the story of the century and that Conservative would be sitting in a jail cell on some fake charge and a punishment invoked by a liberal judge. You KNOW that is true!

                   One good thing about the Trumptards is that they are at least willing to fight fire with fire. What's good for the goose, and all that. Griffin is feeling what Conservatives have been feeling for YEARS now, and I LIKE it. Push-Back time has come at last. Griffin is claiming that the Trumps are "Ruining her life and career and Bullying her." WOW! REALLY ?  How's it FEEL to be "Bullied?" . What she did was not a crime and is therefore, not punishable by law, nor should it be, as it IS protected under the same 1st Amendment that Christian Business Owners are entitled to but don't get. However, she deserves to lose endorsements and maybe her public career, and she and all those like her, need to feel the pain for a change. They need to learn that their behaviors and one-sidedness, their Double-Standards, do not work anymore. It is not acceptable now nor has it ever been, but at least now, they are being challenged. Hurray.

                  I met an awesome man tonight in Pittsfield. His name is Curtis and he is a coach, a Pastor, a Veteran who actually saw battle in the Middle East, and he is a Black man that does not see color as the cause of all the problems in America. He stated that no matter WHO is President, the OFFICE must be respected and the Media must be held responsible for its extreme partiality and misinformation. He believes that ALL people must be held equally responsible for their actions regardless of race, religion, or color. I was amazed by this guy and intend to get to know him better.

                  When Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal were in the news, I thought that the media had over-stepped. That was an issue for Hillary and Bill to work out, not the public. Just as JFK's infidelities were kept between him and Jackie, and ditto for so many other Presidents who couldn't keep their pants on. I never liked the Clintons, but I STILL felt that it was un-American to air their private business all over national media when the OFFICE of President deserved better, even if Bill Clinton did not. 

                  Obama was heavily protected when it came to his personal life, to the extent that things were hidden that were vital for the public to know, such as his TRUE birthplace, his college records, his alliances with Communists and Islamists, his bi-sexuality and history of drug use, etc. Then along comes Trump, and the media airs everything that no one needs or wants to know, including the color of dye he uses in his hair. Double-Standard, AGAIN. 

                  I don't care much for Donald Trump, and I don't think he will do half of what he promised the American people he would do. He has Democrats in the White House and a history of Liberalism, but he has also done some things I strongly approve of, such as his brave move yesterday with the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Those who cried about the loss of jobs created by not cohering to "Green Policies" forgot how many millions of jobs have been lost TO  "Green Policies". The only people getting ANY benefit from the climate lies are the already wealthy, those invested in green energy and hungry to control the people. 

                  If Trump sticks to his decision on this issue, millions of new jobs will be created in America and our economy will get an unprecedented boost. America, FIRST. We must always be benevolent and supportive when it comes to our allies, but we must consider our OWN before any others. Harvest our OWN energy, KEEP our own oil and other fuels, and tell the Saudis to bite our Ass_s.  So to Kathy Griffin I say this:  "Put your Big Girl panties on and face the music, grow up , and if you can't say something sensible, SHUT up! "

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                  Here is something for you to look at until I have the time to prepare more for you. Believe me, I AM busy with that! Until tomorrow, Good Night New Lebanon.

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   Funny thing about the Sandy Hook information on the internet. Almost everything to do with evidence of it being a hoax, is now no longer accessible. Videos and websites about the questionable issues have been removed by the thousands, but anything that SUPPORTS the idea that this event was real is still there for all to see and read.  VERY interesting. It matters not to ME, because the evidence I have is not from or dependent upon, the internet.   JJ


  Pozner a Victim, TWICE?

6-year-old Noah Pozner allegedly was one of the 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School who allegedly were shot to death by Adam Lanza on Dec. 14, 2012.

If you go to the “Remembering Noah Samuel Pozner” Facebook page, described in “About” as “The OFFICIAL Facebook Page for Noah Pozner (Approved by Noah’s Parents),” and click “photos,” you’ll see a collage of photos of Noah.

Pay special attention to the partially-cropped pic on the right which I’d circled in yellow. Note Noah’s head that’s slightly tilted to his right, his smile, and the distinctive collar (sheep skin?) of his jacket.

Noah Pozner on Facebook

Now let’s look at a BBC video about the child victims of the Pakistan Taliban.

On Dec. 16, 2014, Pakistan experienced the deadliest terrorist attack ever to occur in that country when 7 members of the Pakistan Taliban, aka Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), entered the Army Public School in Peshawar and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren.

In the BBC news video below, a female reporter dressed in green with long black hair, reports on people coming from all over Pakistan to Peshawar. Pointing at a wall poster with pictures of the child victims, the reporter says: “…school, died in the Taliban massacre that happened here almost two weeks now….”

 Noah's father, Lenny Pozner, has been harassing and bullying bloggers and YouTubers, leading YouTube to repeatedly take down videos about the Sandy Hook hoax because Lenny claims “copyright violation.”  Lenny is also one of the 10 plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Lanza allegedly used in the Sandy Hook school shooting. (See “Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster gun manufacturer”)

I hope the defendants ask Lenny Pozner how his son, Noah, managed the impossible feat of being killed twice — the first time on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown Connecticut; the second time two years two days later on Dec. 16, 2014, halfway across the world in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Several hours after this post was published, I went back to the “Remembering Noah Samuel Pozner” Facebook page and took a screenshot of the page with Noah’s photocollage (circled yellow). The date (1/2/2015) and time (5:12 PM) when I took the screenshot are in the lower right corner (see yellow arrow). In the event Lenny scrubs that photo from Facebook, this screenshot is proof I had found Noah’s photo on the Facebook site that has his parents’ approval.   Below are several other sources in which the same photo was used to make Pozner appear to be a victim of the Peshawar massacre. Please look at the objects in the background. That will provide proof, with 100% certainty, that it is the exact same photo.   look at the photos and compare the backgrounds. Not only is Noah Pozner being passed off as a victim of Peshawar, it is the exact same photographBut someone certainly needs to explain how that photo of Noah Pozner came to be used in conjunction with the Peshawar tragedy.

Dean Garrison


   

This is from a Facebook page for APSACS Secretariat:

    





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 Unexpected Time-Out                                                        6-5-2017


       Ever have "One of those DAYS"?   I managed to take down a small, annoying tree with the chain saw today with no mishaps, but I paid dearly later on. 

        I whacked my head hard enough to almost knock myself out. (Don't celebrate yet, I'm still alive).  The cable has been out for HOURS, AGAIN, and the old guy is bored and driving me nuts, and THEN, I took the top of my thumb off on the belt sander. Talk about OUCH !!

          So I will not be typing for several days, sorry. I promise to pick up where I left off as soon as the agony ends.  LOL!      JJ

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Back At It !                                                                   6-13-2017


      My thumb is no longer a source of pain, so I can type again. I heal pretty well for an old broad. 

                  More losses for our little town this week. The accidental death of Mike Fisher is a tragedy beyond comprehension for his friends and loved-ones.  I did not know Mike personally, but I do know his dad, his sister, and his nephew, and that they are a very close-knit family.  This tragic accident will have a profound and permanent effect on them all that is heart-wrenching to consider. Let's keep them in our prayers. 

                   Ruth-Mary (Sharp) Lasher lost her mom this week. Although she was of an advanced age, it doesn't make it any easier on those who loved her and are left behind. Prayers for her family as well.

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                    Do I have any fellow victims of Poplar Tree blizzards?  MY property looks like we had a major snowstorm or the world's largest washing machine over-flowed ! (See pics below).  EVERYTHING is covered in white fluff and it comes in the house on everyone's feet and paws. The old Dyson is doing double-duty. 

                     In the 17 years that I have lived in the cabin, this is the absolute worst Poplar shed I have ever seen! It's always messy and annoying, but THIS year? Extreme! We do get through the 3 weeks of it every year and move on after a day of clean-up, because removing the 5 or 6 Poplars is not an option, financially. My advice to you?  NEVER plant a poplar Tree !!

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                     Tonight's Town Board meeting has a full agenda, including the Smoking Ban for Shatford Park.  (see my letter posted below). This is not about SMOKING for ME, it is about "Freedom Vs. Excessive Regulation ".  How many unnecessary, unconstitutional, freedom-choking laws, mandates, and codes can a people live under and still consider themselves "Free"? 

                      One thing I REALLY want to know is WHO dredged this back up? That person or group needs a LOONG lesson in oppression and what it leads to and HAS led to, not just in Communist/Socialist Countries, but right here at home. We are on a perilous path! 

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    Back to Sandy Hook


                      The Sandy Hook Elementary School was built in 1956. Like many of our aging schools, it started to decay rather rapidly around the year 2000, and by 2002, needed extensive renovation. Like our own elementary school, it was built with a flat roof that leaked all the time and was repaired almost yearly.  In 2008, an inspection of the Sandy Hook School was conducted, and  the building was found to be contaminated with lead and asbestos, and had PCBs under the foundation, requiring its immediate closure. 

                       All of this information was well documented and available to the public until a few weeks after the Shooting Production.  MILLIONS of Americans who saw through the bad acting, were submitting FOIA requests for copies of these and other documents, so access was shut down, quickly and completely.  TOTAL LOCK-DOWN.  NO information was available anymore, from the number of students, (489), staff, and classrooms, to the inspection report and demo order issued to a bonded company to perform in 2009. Meanwhile, a grant for 50 Million dollars was acquired and a new K-4 school was built.  So do you REALLY believe that K-4 children were still attending this contaminated school in December of 2012? 

                      The scheduled demolition was deliberately delayed when the Obama Administration realized the school could serve them in their attempt to disarm the American People. I already told you WHY this school and town were selected, so you understand by now that it was the easiest location and populace to manipulate. Remember, Sandy Hook was saturated with high-level, government employees and federally-owned properties at that time. 

                       489 students in just the Kindergarten and the first four grades. That's more than the entire New Lebanon district has enrolled. So where WERE they all on that day? Where was the mass-evacuation process ? Only ONE photo exists showing children being led away from the building, and there are only NINE students and ONE teacher shown.I repeat, this is the ONLY photo of the alleged evacuation of a supposedly full school. (pic posted below)  Notice too, that no Law Enforcement Officers are assisting or attempting to protect this little gaggle of actors. In a REAL live-shooter scenario, this would be unheard of !!  Those kids would have been surrounded by SWAT Officers and whisked to safety before you could say "Bad Drama". 

                         Ever wonder why so few police officers and ambulances were at the scene? Why the ambulances remained at the firehouse and not a single one ever drew up to the school building? No helicopters, no penetration teams? No injured and no dead, that's why. Let me tell you what I've been told by a couple of terrified and angry, Connecticut Troopers.  Anyone who could not be easily manipulated via bribes or threats, was either scheduled to be Off-Duty that day, or was assigned to the Disaster Drill some miles away from the school. The off-duties who heard the news and rushed to the scene to assist, were stopped and turned away. ALSO unheard of in a REAL scenario. 

                         EVERY False Flag Op runs concurrent with a nearby Disaster Drill, without exception. This allows the "players" to execute their roles away from the eyes of those who would see through it all and expose the truth. 

                          We have barely begun to scratch the surface of the Sandy Hook Hoax, and is there is SO much more, that I am finding it to be a massive under-taking just to sort it all into manageable bites for you. So we will take it a step at a time, but we WILL cover it ALL, even if it takes all summer. THEN, we will move on to the NEXT one ! 

                           There is something that Joe has asked me to be sure to share with you. He wants you to know that the Connecticut Governor, Democrat Dannell Malloy, is 100% complicit in this unconscionable hoax perpetrated upon the American People.  He also wants to be certain that you are aware of the handful of Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders who have since quit their jobs, relocated, and even changed their identities just so they can reveal the truth without fear of serious reprisals against them and their loved ones. Respect their sacrifices and hear the story out. We will talk about Gov. Malloy tomorrow.


     Letter to Town Board









To the New Lebanon Town Board:


In reference to the agenda item, “Smoking in the Park” , please be advised that the State of New York has a “Clean Indoor Air Act”, but no “Clean Outdoor Air Act”, Yet! When this state government forced private business owners to eliminate specified smoking areas in their businesses, it was a violation of the rights of those entrepreneurs to choose whether or not to allow the use of a legal substance in their business venues. Locations such as offices, shopping centers, office buildings, etc,. that are Privately Owned, can ban smoking even outdoors on their properties because they are “Private” property.


A park is a PUBLIC location, owner by the taxpayers of the town or city in which it is located, and therefore, not subject to a smoking ban. It is Common Sense that an adult who chooses to smoke at the park should be mature and considerate enough to not smoke at a Little League Game unless they move away from the children or go to the parking area. Same for the pavilion, if it is occupied by non-smokers, the smokers should step out from under the roof.


The people are already excessively oppressed by ridiculous laws, mandates, and codes, and the last thing we need is another one. Until the State of NY and the town governments that lie within it decide to pay the exorbitant taxes on a smoker's cigarettes or cigars, they should have no say in where a person smokes the legal, over-taxed product. Only business and/or building owners have that right !! NO Town Board has the right or power to approve an outdoor smoking ban in a public space. This is not Moscow or North Korea, it is AMERICA, and last time I checked, we were a Free people, not subject to any law that is not in agreement with our United States Constitution. If more people would learn and exercise those rights, we would not have overflowing prisons, bully police agencies, a backed-up court system, or a sissified populace. Yet we DO.


If this so-called code was passed by a former town board years ago and no attempt ever made to enforce it, that should render it null and void. It is up to the PRESENT Town Board to protect the rights of the people of this town, ALL of the people. While you're at it, it is also time to address the lack of protection afforded the residents by the present Comprehensive Plan re: National Chain Stores and Commercialization.


JJ. Johnson-Smith


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  The second pic is my front sidewalk!





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  Town Board Meeting                                                       6-13-2017



             WoW!  Things got a little heated for a few minutes tonight, and that's a first since Colleen took the helm.  I was very,VERY sad to hear that the Eastwick Press is shutting down soon, as it is the only un-biased newspaper around. Looks like we will be stuck with the Liberal Star again. One consolation is that so few people read it. LOL!! Maybe we should start our OWN newspaper in town and call it the Valley Conservative Voice, no Liberal News allowed. LOLOL!!! 

             Anyway, we have a couple in town that has only lived here for a few years, after being driven out of the town they lived in before. Yes, I DO know that for a fact, and I even know WHY, but I can't share that. Know WHY  I can't share that? Well, because the guy managed to get a decent plea bargain and the horrendous crime he was charged with was reduced and saved him a lifetime of stigma, that's why.  There's a LOT more to the story, but enough said, for NOW. 

           This guy is BIG trouble, looking for a fight wherever he can find one, and if he can't find one, he CAUSES one. He torments his neighbors 24 hours a day, drives around town looking for things to complain about, accuses people of doing and saying things they never did or said, etc.,etc.  He is a bees-nest poker, and if he continues this behavior, he might get swarmed. Tonight, he brought along his now-expected "List" of grievances and the first thing he complained about was the length of time it is taking for the DOT to stripe Rt. 20. Why does this bother him? Because it makes the road look  " Too BIG ".  Ummm, yeah, he said that. 

            Second on his agenda was a request for the names of every member of the Ethics Board. I can only imagine what THAT might be about.  Next was a complaint about a local property he considers to be an "Eyesore". The property in question's location is immaterial and in my opinion is not an eyesore, it is a house being renovated. The owners are a young couple with seven children, lifetime residents, who are doing the work as they can afford it. Exactly the way we did MY cabin, and it is still far from done! 

             This guy does not know or care that this young family is doing their best with what they have, nor does he notice that his own yard, though well-tended and clean, is overflowing with more garden ornaments than a statuary store. He wasn't done yet. He then went on the attack against a member of the board whom he saw taking pictures of his property. He stated that the excessive number of signs on his fence are "None of the board member's business". Yet he feels it is HIS  business to complain about a young couple taking longer to complete their home that HE thinks they should ?   

             His signs were not the reason for the pictures anyway, the fact that he is building a garage without a permit, MIGHT be. He failed to mention THAT. He also failed to admit that he placed boards with 3-inch nails sticking up in the laneway around the corn field that runs behind the Catholic Church. This was intended to pop the tires of his neighbor's ATV, but my husband drives a tractor on that path all the time. It isn't likely that 3-inch nails would pop a tractor tire, but it WOULD catch in a tire and possibly be thrown upwards, resulting in other damage or injury. That's just ONE of the countless dirty deeds this guy has been up to since he moved here, and if you know him, you might want to tell him that he is collecting enemies faster than he was run out of his last town. GEEZ!!!

             We were graced with the presence of a Constitutional Attorney tonight. What an awesome thing to hear !!  I don't know if he is new here or not, but I have never seen him before. I did however, get his contact info. LOL!!  Sure could use his assistance in our Constitution Study Class. 

             There was a lot of discussion about the M&M Tavern and its planned Block Party for the 24th of this month. One board member in particular was livid that the owners of M&M have not bothered to attend a meeting and discuss this event with the board and have so far, failed to provide the funding to the town for the required Deputy Sheriffs that will work said event. I wonder if by now, China City has been included in this plan? At last check, they had not been. In my opinion, this gala will just have to prove itself. If it goes well, great. If it doesn't, the board should prohibit such things in the future. It's another, "Wait and See" thing. 

             I stepped out for a smoke after the discussion of the Smoking Ban for the park. I needed to cool off a little, literally and figuratively. What utter stupidity. First, they want to put signs in the Little League field area only. Then it was there AND the playground. Then it was the field, the playground, and the pavilion. THEN, it went on to include the picnic area, wherever THAT is. So in effect, that is the whole park. Once again, anyone who wishes to light-up will be relegated to a tiny corner somewhere, away from all the whiners. Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that smoking in the pavilion among non-smokers is unacceptable, and so is smoking at the Little League field near the children. There SHOULD be signs in those two places, but not all over the damn park! That is essentially a full smoking ban! OUTDOORS !!

             Someone commented that there are adults who don't wish to be exposed to the smoke either. REALLY ?! If you are an adult, MOVE AWAY from the smoke and shut up. You are outside, you are free to move, and it is high time that someone other  than the smokers be inconvenienced and over-regulated. How about we designate a tiny corner for NON-Smokers to hang out? Imagine THAT! Of course, Mr. Ted Salem had to make one of his snide comments while I was attempting to discuss the matter with the board. 

              Just as he did at another meeting, when he did not correctly hear what my husband said, but was quick to loudly and obnoxiously correct him and accuse him of always being inaccurate. It was Ted who was wrong, and Bob who was right. Fortunately for Ted, Bob did not hear his comment, but I, DID.  For several years, since his debut on the local government scene, I have struggled to be nice to Ted and try to make conversation, etc. It has NOT been easy, because he is just not "Nice" and I am not "Liberal Tolerant". Tonight however, was the last straw for me. He started to go after me and I told him , "NO ONE asked you, TED!".  One can only take so much. 

              He is one of those typical transplants that moved here and injected himself into every board and committee he could manage. He knows EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING, (he thinks anyway). GAG! Yeah, that's what he needs, a gag. I have to wonder if he is related to Monte, because they are two of a kind. In any case, I am done trying to be nice to a guy who hates me for no reason other than that I am an outspoken Conservative. Bite me.

              While I was outdoors having my smoke of defiance and talking with a couple of other folks who think like me, the board was having a conversation about the Community Picnic. According to my husband who stayed inside, there will BE no picnic this year. He said that the town was going to charge the Larabees for the use of the pavilion.  Umm, WHAT? Seriously? Do I really need to go into that stupidity? The Larabees, who for DECADES have done more community service than any other family who ever lived here, who started, and host the Community Picnic every year, donated time and effort, even built the new picnic tables. REALLY ? Charge them to use the feckin pavilion ?!?! 

           Some weeks ago, I heard that there were some hurt feelings when the town board wanted to combine the picnic with the Music in the Park program. The Larabees understandably wished to keep the two separate. Whether this played a role in tonight's decision to cancel the picnic, I can't say. I guess I stepped outside at the wrong time. I also missed the discussion between the board and the LVPA that I understand did not go well. The LVPA wants to become a Fire District and the board is resisting that. I don't know all the details, but I'm told that the board could no longer control the LVPA budget after one year of them becoming a district, and this could cause a raise in taxes. Yet the LVPA has always presented an honest and responsible budget and why would that change? They have some pressing needs right now that relate directly to the safety of the people and properties in this town, yet no one seems to care about that, they are only interested in the cost.

             Yet they voted to give this deplorable school district 12 million dollars for things we do not want or need? Sorry folks, but if it were up to me, I would see the needs of our fire department as far more important than a bigger basketball court for the elementary school. So why is it that for the past 6 or 7 years, I keep hearing residents object to assisting the LVPA, and actually treat the members as if they were trying to rob the people, but no outcry about the school budget or Dunkin Donuts? Our town is infected by the stupid germ.

              I am SO fed-up with the apathy of the longtime and lifetime residents and disgusted by the control grabs of the liberal transplants. This town has been transformed, in a very negative way, over the past 15 to 20 years, and those who SHOULD care, are sitting on their lazy asses.  Look, we need TWO candidates for the Town Board THIS year ! We have NONE. How about you few remaining Conservatives get moving and find an Honorable, Honest, Conservative Candidate?  DO SOMETHING. Stop allowing the outlanders to take your town away from you and REVOLT a little, damn it!

              We have a terrific Supervisor and Board right now, let's not let that get away from us in November. GET involved for once!!

UPDATE  6-14-2017:

       I talked to a Councilman today about the picnic, and was told that the Town Board would gladly provide a waiver to the Larabees for the pavilion rental if they wished . However, because it would be a private gathering with the town not involved, the Larabees would not be able to solicit donations for the picnic. Previous picnics were sponsored by the Larabees and Co-Sponsored by the Recreation Committee, making it a "Town Event", exempt from pavilion rental and allowed to solicit donations. The Rec Comm. would not be a Co-Sponsor this year. Anybody else think there are too many ridiculous rules attached to EVERYTHING ?

       This is not the Town Boards' fault, it is the result of too many "Laws" regulating our lives in all areas. Why can't a local family throw a picnic for their community and ask for donations of food and drink items from businesses? Why can't they accept monetary donations for NEXT year's picnic in a little jar or  coffee can without government mandates telling them it is not "Legal"?  SEE ?! This is what I am talking about when I try to warn you about over-regulation of our private lives by government entities, just like the Smoking Ban. The playground and Little League Field were not enough, it had to include the pavilion and mystery picnic area as well. 

      When we allow things like this to go too far, we lose more freedom, more choice, more license to think for ourselves and deal with normal issues person-to-person. We are giving government permission to think FOR us, to make "Rules" about what we can do, where we can do it, what we can say or not say, etc., etc. The answer is LESS government, it is NEVER more government. When the Smoking Ban spreads to the Town Hall property and the employees who smoke can no longer step outside for that cigarette, we MIGHT see some resistance THEN. People tend to ignore surreptitious violations of their freedoms until it hits home and knocks on THEIR door. Sometimes, that is too late.


 BREAKING!!!
A 27 story residential tower is burning in London right now, and there are still people trapped inside. Keep them in your prayers. 

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 Below is my dear friend, Jody Jackson, Rebel of the Year!



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  Governor Malloy                                                     6-22-2017


                  Is everyone else as busy as I am?  Holy Crow, there is SO much to do that some days I just don't know where to start!  Boredom is definitely NOT in my vocabulary. So let's grab these few minutes to continue our Sandy Hook exposure.

                   My four great-grandparents were immigrants, three from Ireland and one from Denmark. As a result, I have a special place in my heart for all things Irish, but I am not a hyphenated American. I am just an American. I was not born in Ireland or Denmark and have never visited either country, probably never will. America is my birthplace, my country, and my home, and my loyalty is to her and no other. 

                    I mention this because I want you to understand that I bear no prejudice against people of Irish descent when I say this; " The absolute WORST politicians are Irish Democrats ".  Jewish Democrats are a close second.   The State of Connecticut has always been cursed with an Irish-Democrat Majority and their present governor, Dannell J. Malloy, is no exception. He is a prime example of all that is wrong about Connecticut. To be blunt, Malloy is a snake, and I rate him as the 3rd worst governor in America, Cuomo being #1 and Jerry Brown of California , #2. 

                     Thanks to the slimy Malloy and his Liberal, political cronies, the State of Connecticut became the stage for one of this country's most heinous manipulations of the American people, and an unprecedented attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

                       On November 27th, 2012, Gov. Malloy met in New Haven with then United States Attorney General, Eric Holder.  The media claimed that the meeting's purpose was to launch a new project to reduce gun violence in the state. The program was dubbed, "Project Longevity ". PL received MILLIONS of dollars in grant money immediately available to Connecticut officials  to be used to employ Agents, Academics, and Social Workers who worked or would work with the FBI and the BATFE as part of PL.

                         Connecticut was the Launching Pad for Project Longevity which was reportedly to be focused on individuals who were on Parole, Probation, or were simply habitual offenders. ONLY these people were supposed to be targeted for the attention of PL and it's agents. So why Connecticut?  Well, because that is where Sandy Hook, IS. Three weeks after the New Haven meeting,  the Sandy Hook event was put into action. Coincidence? YOU decide! 

                          I ask you now if you have ever heard of Project Longevity, before or AFTER Sandy Hook? HAD this New Haven meeting actually been about a project to reduce violent crime, wouldn't it have been rated as to it's effectiveness or lack thereof after a year or two?  Wouldn't the other Blue States have attempted to implement it or something similar TO it?  If Connecticut was chosen  as the Guinea Pig for this project based on it's state crime statistics, take a look at the Connecticut Crime Rate Table of 2011 that I have posted below, along with the 2012 Homicide Rates of the 7 largest cities in America. Pay close attention to the populations compared to the crime rates as well. Now tell me WHY Obama and Holder selected Connecticut as Ground Zero for Project Longevity  instead of Chicago, NY City, or Detroit? ALL high-crime cities with the highest minority and illegal populations and welfare leeches, and ALL Democrat-Run for decades. (Another Coincidence?)

                              Exactly SEVENTEEN DAYS after the Malloy/Holder meeting in New Haven, Sandy Hook exploded in the media. That's how hastily the production was thrown together and why it was such a failure, almost comedic in it's amateurishness. We will talk a LOT about the pieces and people who literally gave away the "Secret" intent of this False Flag, but next, we are going to talk some about Adam Lanza, the alleged "Shooter", and his family. 

                               In the meantime, ask yourself why Obama would trust Holder to organize this show after the Fast and Furious debacle that Holder was the Front-Man for. Talk about a failed, False Flag? What about the innocents that actually DID lose their lives over THAT one?! Holder never was held accountable in any way, shape, or form for what was essentially, Murder. How would someone as stupid and incompetent as Holder, possibly manage to make Sandy Hook believable? He didn't. 

                                There is SO, SO much more to talk about, so bear with me during this busy time of year,folks. We WILL plod on until you know everything. 

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     Locally, what is going on with Dunkin Donuts? They were in SUCH a hurry to break ground, and could have done so at anytime in the past month, yet there is no activity at the site. Odd. Yes, I did  take some action that MIGHT have made them re-consider their choice of location at the corporate level, but I highly doubt it. After all, who the heck am I to influence a corporation all alone? Doesn't happen.

      One Town official sent a letter to the CAC, the Town Board, and the Planning Board, objecting to the failure of the PB to be honest when taking the SEQR for Dunkin Donuts at last month's meeting. It was SO inaccurate, that even the engineer for Dunkin Donuts saw it. After the meeting, he made a comment that he would be happy to teach our Planning Board a class in proper SEQR procedure. It was abominable! If you don't know about it, read my post of 5-21-2017!!! 

          Jo-Jo's Dream, the new self-storage facility, has one more meeting before they can start construction, so expect to see action at that site starting in August.

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To Think or NOT to Think                                             6-25-2017



                    I imagine we can all agree that thinking is vital to a safe, healthy, and productive life.  Not your average, run-of-the-mill , automatic thinking that just naturally occurs, but deep, deliberate thinking.

                     We all under-use our magnificent brains with the exception of some rare individuals like Einstein and Tesla and the inventors, innovators, authors, etc. that are household names. The reason these people ARE familiar to us is because they were THINKERS, people who used their intelligence and creativity to make the world a better place.

                      Some of us, myself included, tend to over-think from time to time, and that too has its pluses and minuses. Still, I prefer to over-think than to not think at all, or to allow the government and media to do my thinking FOR  me.  Sadly, this is a terrifying reality for the Millennial generation.  It's not just calculators anymore, it is computers, Smart Phones, Self-Driving cars,  GPS, and so on and so on that have eliminated the NEED to think. 

                      Oppressive laws, mandates, rules, and codes suppress curiosity and free thinking and in some cases, we are punished for trying to do those very things. Shouldn't we be encouraged  to be creative thinkers? Apparently not. Our children are now taught WHAT to think instead of HOW to think. Hate Speech laws and pretend racism have strangled our right and will to have opinions and to voice those opinions without fear of reprisal.

                        Today, government is expected to address our societal issues, regulate our faith, influence our political views, our morality, and even our goals and dreams. The Left DEMANDS that government be their Mommy and intervene in disagreements such as Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice, Traditional Marriage vs. Same-Sex Marriage, and to regulate alleged "Offensive" words that might hurt a Liberal's tender feelings !  The Left wants the government to regulate EVERYTHING they don't like and tell us what flags we can or cannot fly on our own properties, what statues and religious symbols can be publicly displayed, what art, music, or books are acceptable, etc., etc. Still believe you are FREE?

                        We are at a crossroads in history, and the routes available to us are not leading to any light at the end of the tunnel. When thought and speech begin to be regulated and even controlled by the government, your freedom is in immediate peril and you need to do some SERIOUS thinking, and then ACT.  It isn't easy to avoid the incessant indoctrination methods of politicians, media, and schools and universities, so how do we separate Truth and Reality from Lies and Propaganda? 

                        Why is it that media goes ballistic in reporting every lethal encounter between law enforcement and Black males, but they never, ever mention the solid statistics like those I've posted below? There is an Agenda, that's WHY. There is ALWAYS an Agenda, and we must learn to THINK before we REACT.  Be curious, be skeptical, and use that amazing brain you were born with. Be brave enough to doubt what you hear and to voice those doubts! 

                        A very interesting example is an article that was sent to me yesterday that had many people on the verge of strokes. The piece claimed that two 55-gallon drums had been accidently unearthed during a landscaping project at the Clintons' Chappaqua,NY home.  One of the drums was reported to contain 50 pair of womens' shoes, all brand-new and still bearing their original price tags. The second drum allegedly contained the body parts of three females, soaking in a liquid preservative.

                         The discovery was kept under wraps until police could complete their preliminary investigation, and the release stated that the body parts had been identified as belonging to three teenage girls that had gone missing in the mid-1970s. Where had they last been seen alive? In Bill Clinton's home town in Arkansas. You can understand why this story caused such panic and shock, especially since it was very well-written and offered incriminating evidence. Was it TRUE?  Of course not. Even Bill Clinton isn't dumb enough to kill three girls back in Arkansas and drag their bodies with him from home to home. 

                          Someone who reacts before they think, would believe every word of that article and be sharing it on Facebook in seconds. By allowing  emotions to control reactions and behaviors rather than using thought and research, we have gone down a dangerous path in recent years, and Liberals and Millenials ALWAYS respond to life emotionally rather than thoughtfully. ALWAYS. It is a symptom of retarded maturity and cultural dependency.

                          Yesterday, the Eckhardts, Bob, and I stopped in at the Larabees' 70th Anniversary celebration. The turnout was terrific and the very first thing I noticed was that I knew everyone that was there! I saw folks I haven't seen since the old diner burned down, and I was literally overcome with a sense of nostalgia that was absolutely uplifting. It was like going back in time to when New Lebanon was a community of country people who had been around the area for decades, before the invasion of Liberals from the cities, before the division of Right vs. Left and the forced Environmental crap and froo-froo eateries. Before so many residents were strangers. 

                           I talked with Mrs. Larabee about this, and she agreed 100%, as did all the other people I talked to about it. It was like attending a family reunion !   Sue said that the reason her family had instituted the Community Picnic was to try to bring people together and to familiarize ourselves with the newcomers, but that had been lost due to interference from other entities. Very sad.  Once upon a time not very long ago, a local family could host a community picnic at the public park and accept food and paper-good donations from anyone that wished to give, without  STUPID RULES regulating what MIGHT be illegal about it. Who gives a crap if some town or state MANDATE says we can't do it, it's OUR TOWN, OUR PEOPLE, and we should just DO it!  See? That's what is wrong in America today, over-regulation, apathy, and fear of government. Tell them to go sh_t in a hat and have the damn picnic. 

                          Smoking bans in the park? Be considerate enough to not smoke near the kids, but refuse to be controlled any other way in any other outdoor area.  Be FREE. Resist the Liberal oppression and bully tactics, THINK for yourselves and exercise your rights, teach your kids to THINK, RESEARCH, and defend their freedom. The Larabee party was a breath of fresh air for those of us who remember a Liberal-Free New Lebanon and a simpler America. Those of us who THINK, had a wonderful time.

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Our Dangerous Drift from Reason


by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY September 24, 2016 4:00 AM 



Media distortion of ‘officer involved’ police shootings has consequences. In a time when “narrative” has supplanted factual reporting, Fox’s Bret Baier’s evening news program is usually an oasis in the desert. So I winced when he asserted, amid Thursday’s report on the deadly Charlotte rioting — euphemized by the media as “unrest” and “protest” – that blacks are significantly more likely than whites to be killed by police. It echoed the distortion peddled by the Chicago Tribune in July, when “officer involved” shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana led not merely to “unrest” but to a massacre of cops in Dallas. African Americans, the paper claims, are two and a half times more likely than Caucasian Americans to be killed by police. Are they really? The Trib says so, but only after adjustments are made for the marked population difference between the two races. But wait a second: If there is so plainly a bounty on black men – if the chances that a young African American will be killed in a police encounter are so uniquely high that our cities are in upheaval, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is on permanent alert, and black parents nationwide feel compelled to have “the talk” with their kids – then why is statistical fiddling necessary to portray this crisis? Because there isn’t a crisis – unless we’re talking about one that is wholly manufactured. The exceedingly inconvenient fact of the matter for the “cops are preying on black men” narrative is that far more whites than blacks are killed in confrontations with police. Last year, in fact, it was roughly twice as many. The social justice warriors can’t have that, of course. So, making like Olympic judges from the old Soviet bloc they so resemble, today’s narrative repairmen knead the numbers to make the story come out right. The spin becomes “fact,” dutifully repeated in press coverage and popular discussion. In this instance, the hocus-pocus is to factor in that, although there are 160 million more whites than blacks in the country, this 62 percent portion of our population accounts for “only” about half of “police involved” fatalities (49 percent). Blacks, by contrast account for an outsize 24 percent of the deaths despite being only 13 percent of population. The premise of this exercise is ludicrous. By and large, police are having lethal interactions not with the nation’s total population but with its criminal population. The elephant in the room, the fundamental to which we must never refer, is propensity toward criminality. It is simply a fact that blacks, and particularly young black men, engage in lawless conduct, very much including violent conduct, at rates (by percentage of population) significantly higher than do other racial or ethnic groups. This is not a matter of conjecture. Crime gets reported by victims; the police don’t invent it, they investigate it. Overwhelmingly, the victims of black crime are black people. Indeed, as Heather Mac Donald relates in her essential book, The War on Cops, only 4 percent of black homicide victims are killed in police interactions. If African-American parents were really having “the talk” that is pertinent to protecting their children, it would have to involve the reality that those children are overwhelmingly more likely to be shot by other black youths. The police are having “police involved” confrontations with young black men largely because black communities demand police protection — and understandably so. What would happen if police were to default from their duty to serve and protect — the position demagogues are increasingly pressuring cops into. Then, naturally, we would hear the alternative “narrative”: that American society had abandoned its most oppressed communities to a dystopia of crime, poverty, drug abuse, and hopelessness — and don’t you dare mention who is doing the oppressing. To brand the cops as villains regardless of whether they are active or passive is play-acting, not problem-solving. To brand the cops as villains regardless of whether they are active or passive is play-acting, not problem-solving. There’s another infuriating thing about the “cops preying on black men” narrative fed us nightly on the news and daily on the campus. There used to be, if not truth, at least a certain coherence to it: The story line, consistent with a racialized fable, was that white cops are preying on black men. But the narrative won’t hold. In too many “police involved” incidents, such as the tragic one in Charlotte this week, the involved police are themselves black. So just as “global warming” had to become “climate change” to adjust for, you know, reality, the cops in our narrative have been “whited out,” as it were. Sadly, this legerdemain has been a boon for the narrative. Now the story is that racism is institutionally ingrained. It is not an individual cop’s race that matters. It is that the profession of policing itself is, to hear the head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division tell it, an enduring symbol of slavery and Jim Crow. Presto: The African-American cop is no longer a change agent moving us toward a better, more integrated, more harmonious society. When he dons the blue uniform, he is just another perpetuator of a hate legacy. And thus, the real-life fallout of our increasingly perverse, race-obsessed narrative is that all cops become targets. The supplanting of fact by “narrative” — in race relations, in our politics, in our assessment of national-security threats, in our foreign policy — has become such a fad that we are at the mindless point of skipping past what it portends. It is all well and good — even necessary — to find thematic ways to express truth, to teach its lessons. “All that glitters is not gold,” for example, is a theme, not a narrative. It is a transcendent bit of fact-based wisdom that allows us to navigate the world as we actually experience it. A narrative, to the contrary, is an excuse for avoiding reality and acting against our best interests. The most consequential organization in radical Islam is the Muslim Brotherhood. Laying the groundwork for its American network, the Brotherhood gave pride of place to an intellectual enterprise, the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The IIIT’s explicit, unapologetic mission is the “Islamization of knowledge.” It is not a slogan or an idle phrase. The mission traces back to the ninth century. Its purpose was to defeat human reason. In this fundamentalist interpretation, Islam is a revealed, non-negotiable truth. Reason, rather than hailed as mankind’s path to knowledge and salvation, is condemned for diverting us from dogma. Knowledge therefore has to be Islamized — reality must be bent and history revised to accord with the Muslim narrative. But with the demise of reason comes the demise of progress, of the wisdom that enables us to solve problems. That is why Islamic societies stagnated, and why the resurgence of fundamentalism has made them even more backward and dysfunctional. It is this way with every totalitarian ideology. We’d be foolish to assume it can’t happen to us. Slaves to narrative are fugitives from reason. Their societies die. — Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior policy fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National Review.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/440361/police-shootings-black-vs-white-narrative-vs-fact








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  Another Loss                                                             6-28-2017



               I did not know Jeannie Bogino, our local librarian, very well. We only met two or three years ago when I organized the Constitution Study and the Pages Program. 

                It is very sad to see someone pass at the age of 56, as Jeannie was, and I know she was much-loved in New Lebanon. She will be missed, and may she rest in peace in a huge, warm, cozy Library with a soft chair and a couple of warm dogs at her feet.  

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 From our Town Clerk:

                 Our beloved Librarian at the New Lebanon Library, Jeannie Bogino has passed away.  See below from Frank, Jeannie’s partner.

 

 

I'm sorry to tell you that Jeannie passed away Monday afternoon while in Chicago for a library conference. She simply went to bed and didn't wake up. She was doing what she loved, accompanied by one of her closest friends. I have pasted the not-yet-published obituary copy below.

 

Schedule of events:

-       Calling hours are Saturday July 1, 4-7pm at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

-       A PRIVATE service will be held Sunday July 2, 12 noon at the funeral home

-       Following the service, a "Celebration of Life" reception will be held Sunday July 2, 1 to 5pm, at Flavours Restaurant, GPS address 62 McKay St., Pittsfield MA 01201.  Light fare will be provided as well as Jeannie's absolute favorite dish - pasta with her mom Micki's sauce!

 

Feel free to send questions. It just might take me a while to reply.

 

 

Hancock – Jeanne M. Bogino, 56, of Hancock, died unexpectedly at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago while traveling for work on June 26, 2017.  She was born in Pittsfield on May 9, 1961, the daughter of the late Robert L. Bogino and the former Marion E. Bangs; and her beloved stepfather Buster F. Kohlenberger. 

 

She was educated in local schools and was a 1978 graduate of Pittsfield High School.  She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in American Literature from the University of Massachusetts – Boston; and her master’s degree in Library Sciences from SUNY Albany.

 

At the time of her passing Jeanne was employed as the director of the New Lebanon Library, where she worked for the past nine years.

 

Jeanne loved literature and everything book related, and thoroughly enjoyed reading.  She was an avid gardener, who enjoyed planting and caring for her herbs and beekeeping.  She also enjoyed trips to the ocean and walks on the beach.  She loved animals; especially her dogs; Juniper and Geordi.  Jeanne accomplished many dreams in her life, including having a book published; “Rock Angel.”

 

Jeanne fought her battle with cancer head on and would not let her disease define her.  As she said throughout her battle “She lived a good story.”

 

She is survived by her mother; Marion E. Bogino of Pittsfield; her longtime partner; Frank J. Kennedy of Hancock; her maternal grandmother; Marion A. Boure of Pittsfield and many beloved aunts and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father; Robert L. Bogino and her step-father; Buster F. Kohlenberger.

 

Funeral Notice – Funeral Services for Jeanne M. Bogino, 56, who died June 26, 2017 will be held Sunday July 2, 2017 at 12 noon at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 BRADFORD ST., PITTSFIELD.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours will be held Saturday Evening from 4 to 7p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jeanne’s memory can be made to the Berkshire Humane Society or the New Lebanon Library, in care of the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence with Jeanne’s family please visit www.deryfuneralhome.com

 

-frank