Just Some Sharing                                                         10-21-2017


     There is so much to talk about, I barely know where to start! 

                  I guess the one thing that is occupying my mind most, is the Steve McLaughlin issue. If you read the T.U today, you know all about what he has done. I have not read the article or listened to the recording, but believe me, I was given the entire story and all the details by someone I trust with my life. I don't WANT to hear the recording. 
      
                  Why does this bother me so much? Well, since January of 2013, Steve has been an ally and friend to me. I have spent a lot of time working with him and for him, have spent time in his offices, volunteered at his fundraisers, had long conversations in person, by phone, and by email, and even attended his birthday party! I had confidence in him, and respected him as the Conservative gentleman he always appeared to be. 

                  Betrayal is certainly nothing new for me, but this hit me like a kid who just learned that the Easter Bunny is a fraud. The man on that recording is not the Steve McLaughlin I know and loved, but no amount of excuses or apologies can erase what he has done, how he has behaved. There is no adequate excuse for the way he treated that woman and probably others, as well. I am devastated. This kind of behavior is something I expect from state and federal Democrats, and a number of RINOs, but never Steve.  Why do people have to pretend to be someone they are not ? 

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                  The past five days have been exceptionally busy for me. Meetings and errands have taken up the better part of the days, and when I'm not running here and there, I'm trying to put the flower gardens to bed for the Winter.  I am inundated with yellow, Evening Primrose if anyone would like some. They are beautiful, and a long-blooming perennial, but you have to keep them in check as they will invade every inch of soil if you're not vigilant. Kinda like Liberals. LOL!!

                   Actually, I had a frank discussion this week with a person I greatly respect, about that very thing. He is a Conservative for the most part, and he suggested that I am too rigid in my views and too all-inclusive when I berate Liberals. To a point, I get what he was saying, I am a STAUNCH , Patriot and Conservative, and have zero tolerance for anti-American behavior, statements, and views which come almost entirely from Liberals. At the same time, I have stated often, that I DO have Liberal friends that I treasure, as well as Homosexual, Black, Hispanic, and even Transgender friends. I don't believe in absolutes when it comes to groups like that. There are good and bad in everything. 

                I am able to have these friends because I know this, and because they are not Bullies when it comes to our differences. We are able to agree to disagree by putting our friendships first and by not forcing our differing views on one another. Live and LET Live. That's all I have ever asked from Liberals, Minorities, and Special Interest. You do your thing and I'll do mine, but do NOT tell me I HAVE to adopt YOUR views or you will sue me for "Oppressing" or "Insulting" you. I expect the same as I give, and though I am outspoken about what I have always been taught was Right and Good, I will never tell anyone to be like me, think like me, worship like me, or do as I do. 

              The majority of Liberals are incapable of allowing those who differ from them, to BE different. They want everything THEIR way, ALL the time, and they crave control. Though they speak constantly about Oppression, they themselves are the most guilty of Oppressors. Their control of all major, media outlets has done more damage than all the bad presidents this country has seen, combined. It is hard to ignore and even harder to not openly reject. 

              I am posting a news article below that will show you what I mean far better than I can myself. 

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              Do you recall that I had posted about the presentation given by Fiona Lally at this month's Town Board Meeting? Well, Fiona was updating us about the progress of the "Shaker Swamp that-was-never-a-swamp" Program. She mentioned that the swamp project would be using the Tony Murad property at the former Lenny's Restaurant, as their official parking area and access point. Well, this is not exactly accurate. According to Mr. Murad himself, the swamp project owns part of the property at the rear of the former restaurant, AND the strip of grass between Lenny's and the Barber Shop fence, to which Tony has Right of Way. There is just enough space for one car at a time to enter and exit the swamp parking area. 

            When I met with Tony, I was fortunate enough to see the interior of the old building for the first time. Vintage architecture amazes me, and this building is a treasure. Despite the numerous rumors about the plans for the building, no decisions have been made as to it's eventual use, so we have to "Wait and See" , folks! 

           Well, it's late and I am spent for the day, so the rest of the news will have to wait until tomorrow. Just two things:  1) Please keep Bud Godfroy in your prayers for health issues. Bud and I have not gotten along very well in recent years, but I would never wish illness or injury on anyone, even my enemies, and Bud is certainly not my enemy.  

    2) Jason Nastke of the Columbia County Board of Elections has done it again!  What a screw-up this guy is! First, he gets fired as the youngest Mayor in the history of NY State because he used town computers for nasty purposes. Rather than ban him from political involvement, he was "punished" by being given a job at the Board of Elections,( Republican Party).    Hopefully, you recall the fraudulent petitions Nastke submitted on behalf of Mike Benson ? The petitions that were proven fraudulent, and admitted to by the Board of Elections in the Register Star, but since the 3-day window to object to the fraud had passed, nothing was done and Benson won. 

        Nastke was also the one who found, (OOPS!), two missing votes, (one in his jacket pocket!), for Jack Nevers when Darcy Poppey had beat him for Town Justice by ONE vote. Nevers won. That was the same election in which Meg Robertson received the identical number of votes in both districts, which is a numerical impossibility that has never happened before or since.  Nastke was also present when Mike Benson locked Republican voters out of their own caucus because the people Benson had bought and paid for were already in attendance and he wanted to block the Republicans he knew would not support his nomination. Judge Jon Nichols and Sheriff Dave Bartlett were also there, and no one did a thing about it, as voters jiggled the locked doors and tried to get in! 

       Why Bartlett didn't step in, I don't know, especially since he was upset with Benson for using Bartlett campaign signs to block the view of Matt Larabee's campaign signs. Remember THAT one? I like and support Bartlett, so I tell myself that he wasn't aware of what was going on at that particular caucus. Maybe Nichols wasn't either, but Nastke certainly was. HE locked the doors himself!

      Which brings us to THIS year. I have already told you about the joke of a Republican caucus we had. Turned out that it wasn't even a LEGAL caucus, because Nastke had failed to advertise it as required by law. Oh, but it gets BETTER!!! Nastke also failed to submit the paperwork from the caucus, leaving our one and only Republican candidate off the ballot and with no choice but to run as a Write-In !! Chuck Geraldi can only be re-elected if WE write his name IN! So exactly WHY does Jason Nastke still have a job? 

          DON'T FORGET to see the three propositions on the BACK of the ballot this year!!!! At our strongly-attended Constitution Study last week, everyone, on both sides of the fence, stated that a state Constitutional Convention is a HUGE mistake, and all said they were voting NO to a Con-Con. I hope everyone votes NO.  To all the Long-Time and Lifetime Locals, make sure to WRITE-IN Chuck's name!  

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  9 Year-Old Boy says he's going to get a "Brownie" at class picnic, Police are called and child accused of "Racism"!  Police interviewed child with no parent present. This is the ULTIMATE example of the perils of Liberalism and Political Correctness !!

  https://conservativetribune.com/school-cops-racist-request-brownie/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostBottomSharingButtons&utm_content=2017-10-19&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

 Here is MY video that I promised to post. I will also be speaking on a few radio shows in the next few weeks.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPPMz_M7mfI

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