March 2013  Entries

 Emergency Actions !!                                     3-5-2013

   First things First !  As most of you know, Columbia County is one of the VERY few NY counties that has not yet adopted a Resolution Against the Safe Act. Essex and Suffolk are still holding out and Westchester is thus far, the ONLY NY County to SUPPORT the unconstitutional Safe Act!  Need we ask WHY ? No, we do not, we know that Westchester is the most Liberal county in the state and THAT is WHY.

    As NYS Organizer, I am appalled that my home county is still vacillating about doing the RIGHT thing. I am well aware that this too, is a result of the influx of Liberals from NYC in recent years. Seems disease spreads from the South to the North and West. The LAST meeting in Hudson is now infamous and "Psychotard" tee shirts have become the fad among NY Pro-Gun folks. LOL!  This Thursday at 7 p.m, a meeting will be held in Germantown at the Community Center on Palatine Road.  The purpose of this meeting will be to gather county Supervisors to discuss and hopefully adopt a resolution against the Safe Act.

Steve McLaughlin, Kathy Marchione, Dave Bartlett of the Sheriff's Dept.and D.A Paul Czajka will be in attendance as will I, representing GRAANY.  The turnout we had in Hudson on the 27th of last month was amazing, so let's see if we can do even better this time! If you live in Columbia County and you value your 2nd Amendment Rights, BE THERE!

     Now, in the past three or four weeks, a lot of you have been asking, "What's Next?". Most of you are referring to the battle for our 2A rights of course, but some of you are looking beyond that, as we all should be. It is now a full 50 years since Liberalism and the evil it springs from, came roaring out of its dark closet to attack all that is good about America.  FIFTY YEARS, half a CENTURY of having it THEIR way, while the rest of us have failed to take them seriously or draw a line in the sand. 

     Like little horned Pac-Men, they have scurried through our cities, our education systems and our media outlets, gobbling up Common Sense, Morality, Responsibility and Honor.  They have masticated and digested Patriotism and Allegiance and defecated hatred in the name of Tolerance and Diversity. Now we as a country stand on the eroding precipice of Tyranny, facing an all-out war rather than the many little battles we have failed to fight all these years.

     Some people are talking about the possibility of a second Civil War. They fail to see that it has already begun. No blood has yet been spilled and we pray it never comes to that , yet we suspect that it very well might.  Who is to blame, who will be held responsible for the consequences of a possible violent uprising? Obama and the Democrats? Absolutely. However, they have plenty of company.  For decades, politicians, the wealthy elite, the government-dependent and the low-information voters have been slowly and methodically dismantling the foundation upon which America was built and has prospered.

    Let us not forget the RINOS, the irresponsible parents, Liberal schools, apathetic Conservatives and Christians and the un-regulated and uneducated immigrants. In a  nutshell, we are ALL to blame. This latest attack on our 2nd Amendment has been both a curse and a blessing. It has awakened the Sleeping Giant known as Patriotism. Eighty-Seven percent of American citizens own at least one firearm, but to the Freedom-Loving among us, guns are like potato chips, you can't have just ONE.  I can only IMAGINE how many privately-owned firearms there are in this country, and as of right now, all the government can do is GUESS at the number as well. Let's KEEP them guessing!

    We the People will NOT register our guns, we will not surrender our guns, and we will never submit to confiscation. If that makes us criminals under an unconstitutional law, then we will be criminals. What we will NOT be, is disarmed!  Andrew Cuomo has knowingly and willingly violated the 2nd Amendment and abused the "Message of Necessity". HE is the criminal, and the moment he put his pen to the Safe Act, he should have been placed under arrest by our county sheriffs and escorted from the Capitol. THAT is what he deserves and what his actions warrant, and THAT is what we must demand.

   Ditto for the Teflon Muslim in the Oval Office , Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Sheldon Silver , Mayor Michael Blowbag and anyone else who so much as SUGGESTS an unconstitutional action or law. Since the Safe Act was proposed, angry New Yorkers have gathered by the tens of thousands to protest and to defend their God-Given Rights. In the past two months alone, I have been busier than at any other time in my entire life. 

     I have met some of the very best people that N.Y and America has to offer. From a select few politicians and executives in three-piece suits to cowboys in boots and camo. Black, White, old,young,male and female, rich and poor, Dems and Republicans and Soldiers, Law Enforcement Officers and Veterans. Despite our many differences, we have united to STOP the Traitorous attack on our freedoms by Liberal lunatics who want to be Kings. We are MANY and we are ONE. Most importantly, we are determined, and we WILL win.

     Two lawsuits have been filed and are moving forward. The first addresses the abuse of the "Message of Necessity", and the second addresses the constitutional violations of Andrew Cuomo and the legislators who voted for this law that is not a law at all. I am a plaintiff in BOTH suits as are many other New Yorkers. Kathy Marchione meanwhile, is petitioning the Legislature for nullification of the Safe Act and as of a week ago, she had amassed just under 200,000 signatures! 

       As difficult as this issue is for those of us on the front lines, imagine how hard it is for Law Enforcement officers, specifically State Troopers. Our Sheriffs and Deputies are Honoring their Oaths and refusing to enforce, but it isn't as easy for the SPs.  THEY are State employees, under Cuomo's greasy, sneaky thumb. For obvious reasons, they have not yet made a statement either for or against the Safe Act. Still, I betcha I can tell you where the majority of them stand and it is NOT with the Governor.

     Now on a slightly different angle, I cannot write this post without mentioning the Pop-Tart incident. I'm sure a lot of you have heard about this by now, and two nights ago, it was the Hot Topic on the GRAANY page.  A 7-year-old boy in Baltimore,Maryland was eating a Pop-Tart at a school breakfast. (NOT very nutritious, Mrs. Obama!). Like most little kids, he chewed his food into a shape which he hoped would be a mountain but the pastry crumbled and the shape looked more like a handgun. A teacher noticed, (funny how they noticed THIS but never seem to notice bullying), and she took the food from the child and sent him to the office complaining that he was still hungry.

     The child was suspended from school! As if that wasn't insane enough, the school took it a step further and sent notes home with his classmates, informing parents of the incident and to be watchful for signs of "Trauma" in their kids! Are you KIDDING me with this?!?!?  This is the third newsworthy incident of this ilk in the past month. A 5-year-old that pointed his finger and said "Bang" and a 7-year-old that held a paper letter "L" like a gun! Both suspended!  So I guess it's safe to say that Cops and Robbers and Cowboys and Indians are no longer acceptable children's games? Give me a BREAK!

     Our schools have become nothing more than Liberal indoctrination centers. Now get THIS! Today, the school of the Pop-Tart announced that "counseling" is being made available for the classmates of the evil pastry artist! Now come ON NO ONE with an ounce of intelligence can possibly see this as anything but INSANE, and the Libs call US extreme ?!?!?!?  Where are the parents in all this? Why are they allowing these lunatics to twist the minds of our kids to accept homosexuality, Atheism. Socialism, and abortion while demonizing firearms and the Constitution? WHY would any parent worth his or her salt, let the public school system teach their kids that the original Boston Tea Party was engineered by Terrorists? Yes, some schools are actually teaching that!

      You know what ELSE has become an issue for our kids? They are asking why the President can lie on television and not get punished for it !  How sad is THAT?  Guns are bad, but a lying, sneaking President is above reprisal. Don't play Cops and Robbers, go watch a Stallone movie  with blood and gore and shootings, or play a violent video game, or watch My Two Dads and be a good little Liberal.  There are no more "Lone Rangers" or "John Waynes" for our kids to emulate. There is Rosie ODonnell and Piers Morgan. Fatherless homes , scumbag sports figures and disgusting celebrities, and now our TEACHERS who are supposed to work in tandem with parents to instill healthy values in our children. Instead they offer little but a tainted view of our country's history, political correctness and "Tolerance" for the intolerable.

    The new curriculum fails to promote the integrity that I remember learning both at home and in school. Qualities like common courtesy and respect,responsibility and cooperation, and independent thinking. Now, NY City Mayor Blowbag has just imposed a new school policy in that city of GAG. He has shoved through yet another executive mandate to allow schools to provide birth control, HPV shots and abortion counseling to children without the knowledge or consent of the parents.  So let me get this straight; NYC students are being encouraged to engage in sex and abort babies, and that is okay as long as they don't drink a 16 ounce or larger soda during foreplay? Liberal Logic at its finest!

     Since when, do our public schools and miniature mayors have the RIGHT to over-rule responsible parenting? Is it any wonder that so many people are opting to home-school? Of course, home schooling is ALSO under attack by the federal government that under the Constitution has NO business sticking their Socialist noses into the education system at ALL! Schooling is regulated by the STATES, not the FEDS!

    While we were sleeping, the deadly pandemic of Socialism and Tyranny was insidiously creeping into every crack and crevice of our lives. Now we face a fight for our freedoms so long taken for granted. They are trying to take our KIDS, they want our guns, and if Obama and his minions have their way, we will be taxed and spent into total collapse. Our military shrinks in size and strength each year while the Teflon Muslim spends MILLIONS of OUR dollars to arm countries under the Muslim Brotherhood. Countries that HATE us and our dear ally, Israel.  Ever wonder where the money comes from to send 250 million dollars to Egypt as well as jets, tanks, weapons and ammunition? Yet we have not had a budget in 4 years and are now in sequester?

     Speaking of the sequester, hurray for the Republicans, they stood their ground and called Obama's bluff. We are now saving more money than we have since he was elected the first time!  There is much to be done if we are to have any hope of saving all that our soldiers have fought and died for since day ONE. The 2A battle is but the first step and now that we are energized and outraged, we need to keep the motivation going. Liberalism had its chance and failed. Obama had his chance and failed. Cuomo had his chance and failed. WE will NOT fail. No Surrender!     JJ


Tonight's Links !

The NEW College Curriculum!

What REALLY Follows a Gun Ban

Liberal Attack goes National!

 The BEST Gun Rights Group in America!


Bruce Willis Speaks For Right To Bear Arms, Despite Liberal Hate

A rare gem has been uncovered: a Hollywood star that has an opinion different than other stars. Most of Hollywood falls right in line with the Liberal agenda, lock, stock and barrel. As an actor, I’ve often questioned why that is. Every time I’ve asked the question of a colleague, I receive the same pretentious answer about the arts community being in touch with, and empathizing with mankind. They say that their bleeding hearts cause them to support the ideals of the Left. Of course, that is my paraphrase, but you get the picture–pretentious.
With that in mind, it’s always nice to hear news of an actor on the other side of the aisle. With all the celebrities and Democrat politicians standing firmly–if ignorantly–on the side of extreme legislative gun control, Bruce Willis has come out in support of the second amendment.
In a recent interview, Willis said:
“I think that you can’t start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it’s all going to become undone…If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?”


 Parenting the President                            3-6-2013


by JJ. Johnson-Smith

While enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning, I heard a news item about the suspension of White House Tours due to the Sequestration Budget Cuts.

You can imagine how amusing I found this information, and I nearly spit my coffee across the table! A picture came immediately to mind of a seven-year-old boy,

with arms crossed, stamping his feet and refusing to play with anyone who wouldn't follow HIS rules. Our “President” needs to be symbolically spanked and sent to his

room while we, his overseers, consider an appropriate course of action. Hence, the following:

  Greetings Good Folks,

      Since you have asked how we are dealing with Barry's behavior problems of late, I am sending you a list of what WE are doing to address the issues.

                    1. Young Barry will receive no more allowance. Since he has proven that he is neither mature nor responsible enough to properly handle money, we will heretofore

                      dole it out to him as needed, after we have considered the proposed expenditures and deemed them valid and necessary.

                    2. Barry has shown serious symptoms of being a Pathological Liar. From here on, each time he is caught lying, his mouth will be washed out with Ivory Soap and he will make a public admission, correction and apology.

                    3. Barry has been ignoring his homework and has received an embarrassing report card. He has missed many important classes and has failed History, Math and Public Speaking. He has also received an “F” in Conduct and “Getting Along With Others” and has been suspended for bullying several times. However, he has excelled in Phys-Ed. Course of action will be daily tutoring, etiquette lessons, Bible Study, and hand-writing the Constitution of the United States three times a day. In addition, we will be taking away his bicycle and golf clubs until he gets his priorities straight. There will be NO field trips until further notice.

                    4. Barry has shown poor judgement in selecting friends and associates. He will no longer be allowed to play with the Morsi or Ahmadinejad boys and is banned from the Muslim-Brotherhood playground on Terror Street. He will now spend his social time with pre-approved role models such as that nice little Jewish boy, Ben Netanyahu, and the neighbor's son, Chuckie Norris. Joey Arpaio can also come and stay overnight once a week.

                    5. Barry has been stealing! It has come to our attention that young Barry has been stealing from his friends that have jobs and giving it to friends who do not work or do any chores ! Barry has used this money to give free things to his dumbest buddies in order to win approval and adoration. His extreme arrogance borders on psychopathic narcissism. Since we are not equipped to deal with such a serious affliction, we have decided to consult with the best psychiatrists in the country, but are having great difficulty finding any that are not Liberals. We will also provide two constant chaperones for Barry. One will stay on his LEFT side and one on his RIGHT.

We are devastated and seriously concerned that our great hopes and dreams for Barry have been dashed. He has failed us miserably and we fear that if we

cannot correct his path now and reverse his destructive behaviors, we will have no option left but to see him incarcerated. So, Mr. and Mrs. Cuomo, we are

sharing our course of action with you since young Andrew's issues are so similar to Barry's and you too understand that immediate and extreme action is

called for. Best of luck to us all!


Responsible Adults of America


Tonight's Links!

Gun Rights Across America New York - Join Us!

NY Gun Laws in Trouble

Notice what Cuomo says about "Extremists" and "Common Sense and Intelligence" ?  So in other words, WE WIN!

Why the Swiss Live in Peace

Why Sequestration is a GOOD Thing!

About Arrogance and Deceit

STOP the Censoring of the News!

Kerry Praises Egypt

How We Can STOP Voter Fraud


Congress Must Defund & Dismantle Obama’s Growing Police State

by Conservative Action Alerts on March 6, 2013 
ALERT: The Department of Homeland security is buying military-grade tanks for domestic use. Take Action: Demand Congress DEFUND and DISMANTLE the police state!
Conservative American,
Some of our Nation’s founders rightly warned against “standing armies,” having the memory of King George III’s continental troops and their tyranny fresh in their minds.
It was James Madison who said that, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”
Madison is being proven correct today; his statement rings true in regards to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security.
Would the Great Virginian Founder have guessed that, in addition to an Army and Navy, the U.S. President would wield his very own domestic security force?
The fact is, Obama and Janet Napolitano’s DHS is becoming more and more militarized. Homeland Security has been purchasing fifteen-ton, military-grade tanks!
That’s right; the DHS is purchasing Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles — or MRAPs – which they have retrofitted to operate American streets.
Sources say that Homeland Security is purchasing approximately 2,700 of these “light tanks” capable of withstanding major combat.
Navistar Defense, the company that builds MRAP vehicles, describes these heavily armored vehicles as able to “withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats.”
The question is this: What on earth is this ever-growing DHS expecting?
They are literally preparing for war.


Remember, this same department also possesses of over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition!
Andrew Malcom notes in his piece at Investors that ammunition in this amount could’ve serviced the government’s peak military involvement in Iraq – when 5.5 million rounds were fired per month – for twenty-four years!
Malcom adds:
“But DHS has been silent about its need for numerous orders of bullets in the multiple millions. Indeed, Examiner writer Ryan Keller points out Janet Napolitano’s agency illegally redacted information from some ammunition solicitation forms following media inquiries.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.”
(For DHS ammunition solicitations see here, here, here, and here.)
Sarah Palin, not one to be taken for a conspiracy theorist, believes that the Executive Branch is accumulating rounds in order to quell civil unrest that she believes will result from economic collapse based on our unsustainable national debt.
Palin wrote on her Facebook page: “Put a fork in us. We’re finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest.”
Congress must prevent the Executive Branch from expanding its personal military – one that is literally capable of waging war on Americans – and defund these out-of-control, unconstitutional DHS purchases and programs!

Obama’s DHS has been stockpiling weapons and ammunition – hollow-points no less – for what purpose? Remember, Homeland Security is placing these orders, not the Department of Defense! In fact, the DHS just recently requested an additional 7,000 “personal defense weapons.”
Is Obama’s “civilian military” being assembled under our noses – the one he hinted at during his 2008 campaign when he said,
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
(Note: The defense budget at the time of this statement was $439 billion; to keep the “civilian” force “just as well-funded” would require an additional $438 billion.)
Georgia’s Rep. Paul Broun says that Obama’s “civilian military force” is:
“totally against freedom, it’s not in the best interest of the American people … [it's] exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany, it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did. In fact, every fascist dictatorship [had] established a national police force or national security force …As a peace-loving, freedom-loving American who believes in the Constitution as our founding fathers meant it to be, I’m just extremely fearful of this kind of mentality.”
So far as one can tell, Rep. Broun has been proven absolutely correct.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Jim Garrow told Ben Swann in an interview that the Obama Administration, right now, is dispelling military officers that aren’t willing to fire on American citizens!

Garrow said, “… the Obama Administration is in fact pushing the military into doing that that are a breach of the Constitution and a breach of the Second Amendment.”

Since Obama took office, military training exercises in public locations have not been uncommon – in fact, they are described as “routine.”
Just last month, for example, black helicopters were “buzzing around” Miami. Their purpose? Police told the Miami Herald:
“This … routine training conducted by military personnel [is] designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirement.”
In case that isn’t scary enough, read this comment from the Examiner:
“Nevertheless, the sight of soldiers rappelling onto rooftops and the sound of gunfire have many concerned.
At one point, a photographer in Miami captured video of a military helicopter firing its machine guns as it flew over an area freeway. The chopper was firing blanks, but an artist visiting the city apparently didn’t know that.
‘I heard the machine gun fire and then I hit the deck…I didn’t know what to expect, and it was one of the loudest things I’d ever heard,’ Josh Epperson said.”
While Obama’s DHS is loading-up on ammunition – enough rounds to plug every American about six-times – and buying “assault weapons” – the very kinds that gun-grabbers are trying to remove from the hands of Americans – many Congressmen remain sitting on their hands!
When will Congress stand-up and fight for the people they claim to represent?
When will they flex their muscles and check the power of the overgrown Executive Branch?
Congressional action is long overdue and things are only getting worse… action is needed now! They must take action and defund Obama’s police state!

In the Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1778, George Mason identified one of King George III’s tactics to control the colonists:disarmament.
Mason said:
“Forty years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually …”
Our founders knew well that big government always prefers to rule by disarmament, because an unarmed populace – like Mason rightly noted – is an “enslaved” one.
In addition to providing specifications for an army to be raised for the defense of the States’ freedom (see: Article I, Section 8, Clause 12); the Second Amendment to the Constitution established “the right to keep and bear arms.” Thus, the Constitutional provision for Congress to create Armed Forces is treated as separate from the individual’s right to hold his own arms. In other words, the Second Amendment was not adopted to establish rights for an army; no, it was adopted to codify the natural, individual right to self-defense and as a block against tyranny.
On January 16 – just over one month ago – Barack Obama made a declaration in front of the nation in opposition to this basic, constitutional right.
His nearly thirty-minute address on “curbing gun violence” was an assault on the Second Amendment.
Despite his oath of office – which he recently recited for a second time – where he placed his hand on the Bible and proclaimed that he will, to the best of his ability, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” – Obama has worked against the Constitution in the name of defending it.
Though many of his executive actions urged Congress to take action – regardless of the fact the not one of the twenty-three are in the proper role of the general government – Barack Obama has stood against the People’s right to keep and bear arms.
Obama wants a disarmed public, despite his claims that he supports the Second Amendment.
Let’s be clear: Obama wants to be in full control. Gun-owning, self-sufficient Americans are the very people that stand as a threat to him and his Big Government agenda. He hates individuals strong-enough to bear arms and care for themselves and their families.
Simply, Obama wants a nation of sheep.
But Congress – the People’s representatives – must act on our behalf and stop his attack on gun ownership and dismantle his police state completely!

Obama just added another weapon to his arsenal against American citizens – the “Interagency Working Group to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence.”
While the agency’s high-sounding title may sound admirable, it only takes one scratch on its surface to prove otherwise. The key is in the questions: Who is does the agency target? Who are the so-called “radicals”?
Seeing that White House website describes the group essentially as a digital counterterrorism police force – able to “investigate and prosecute” – it isn’t striking to see groups like al-Qa’ida listed as targets. However, what is striking is the agency’s listing of “sovereign citizens” among legitimate terrorist organizations.
That’s right; Obama’s new “digital cops” are directed to take action against so-called “extremists” who “believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or ‘sovereign’ from the United States.”
These are Americans he is after!
Under this criterion, our founding fathers would today be considered enemies of the state, and their Declaration of Independence called a “terrorist” manifesto!
It looks like West Point’s junk-study that essentially declares war on patriotism is paying off…
How many more bricks will Congress allow the Dictator-in-Chief Barack Obama to lay in his building of the American Police State? Further, how many more Americans will be arrested, imprisoned, or added to Barack Obama’s personal kill list?
We must tell Congress that enough is enough! They must completely defund Obama’s gestapo-type agencies now!

The United States as “the land of the free” is swiftly becoming fiction and Obama’s “fundamentally transformed America” is becoming reality.
While it is true that all branches of government have encroached upon our God-given freedoms – the Congress and the Courts both playing a part – America’s overgrown Executive is chiefly to blame.
That’s right; the Constitution and the Rule of Law have been flipped on their head by Barack Obama and his Administration through executive orders, memoranda, and other “emergency” actions.
In 2013 alone we have seen Obama’s full-blown attack on the People’s Second Amendment, essentially re-writing it to read “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed … unless one works for the government.”
In Obama’s “fundamentally transformed America,” Americans themselves are targeted by the police and the military.
How much longer will Congress – a separate, but equal power – allow the Constitution and the Rule of Law be trampled by Obama and his hired men?
Barack Obama has been and is the most dangerous, reckless president in our entire nation’s history and it is time that upright members of Congress stop him!
The House and the Senate must take action against Obama’s dictatorship by fully defunding and dismantling his police state programs!

Enforcing the Constitution by Resisting the Tyrant

by Michael Peroutka on March 6, 2013 
The Constitution is not a self-enforcing document. The words of the document will not leap off the page and validate themselves. If the Constitution is to be kept alive, someone must do the enforcing.
“But Michael,” you say, “isn’t that what government officials are supposed to do?”
Government officials are only a part of the constitutional equation, and they are much the smaller part.
The greater part — the real enforcers — are the States and you, the people, the heirs of the document.
But how do we enforce it?
The States’ duty is to interpose themselves between their citizens and a central government bent on tyranny.
“But Michael,” you correctly point out, “long ago the states have been rendered dumb and toothless dogs against the national government.”
So what can you do? Well, simply put, you must stake a claim. You cannot remain silent because silence implies consent. When the federal government oversteps your rights, you must resist. Ultimately armed resistance is the last and most desperate means of resistance, but in the meantime, there is much you can do and much you can learn about what can be done.
For one thing, you can refuse to be the helper of the tyrant when others are engaging in lawful, honest resistance. In fact there are many ways that you can help other Americans against the tyrant.
Get educated. Get involved. Resist the tyrant.
When Politicians Lie

How do you know if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving!
I'm sure we've all heard this joke before. While we all recognize that exaggeration can make good comedy, this particular statement tells a lot about our society.
We all know that politicians lie. We are not surprised by it, we don't rail against it, we even expect it. What does it say about us that we accept and even expect our representative to lie to us? And what does it say that rather than being incensed and demand their resignation we make a joke about it. What does it say about someone who willingly goes into a profession that not only allows lying, but where it's a requirement?
All the men and women who serve swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Politicians make campaign promises that, if kept, would be a violation of that oath. And we, the people who elected them to represent us, do nothing about it. What does it say about us when we re-elect people who blatantly violate their oath?
Politicians faced lie to our face, swear an oath they fully intend to violate and we keep sending them back. What it says about politicians is bad enough. What it says about us is truly revolting!
"The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
Rev. James A. Garfield, (1831-1881), United States President, Minister of the Gospel.


Backtalk                                   3-8-2013

     I had the pleasure of reading the NYS Legislative Gazette this morning. Nice, informative little publication for those of us interested in what's happening in Albany.  There was an article about the recent Pro-Gun Rallies as well as a very small gathering of One Million Moms supporting the un-Safe Act.  Naturally I am Pro-Gun, but I respect the right of OMM and any group pro or con, to have their say.

    What really concerns me is that so many anti-gun groups and individuals are fueled by emotion and not the reality behind the attempted gun-grabs, or the consequences to us all should it succeed. Many of them have their hearts in the right place, yet they can not and WILL not effect any positive change unless and until they focus on the REAL perils to the children of America. Are guns a problem in America ? No. Guns are  inanimate objects, the same as a hammer or a baseball bat. None of these items are dangerous or evil in and of themselves. Put any one of them into the hands of an evil, dangerous PERSON, and any simple tool can become an "Assault" weapon, as the Liberals are so fond of calling guns.

    We have had gun regulations and laws for many years in this country, to punish those who commit crimes with guns or possess illegal guns. These laws are sufficient and would be effective if they were ENFORCED consistently , but they are not. Therein lies the REAL problem.  Not only are these laws loosely enforced if at all, but our justice system has failed to punish offenders in any significant manner that would serve as a deterrent to criminals. The Death Penalty no longer exists in most states, and the few who still have it, rarely take advantage of it.

     Death Rows in prisons today are simply "Holding Areas" for the most dangerous criminals who just languish there, supported by our tax dollars, until they die of natural causes. When was the last time you saw a Death Sentence actually carried out?  Sentences for those who commit crimes with guns or any heinous crime, MUST be extreme and non-negotiable. Judges must be held accountable. These are the issues that groups like OMM should be focusing on, issues that can really affect positive changes and more safety for their kids and everyone else in America.

       No amount of gun regulation or laws will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and are therefore, a waste of time and money, and a needless source of division among the people.  Taking the legally-purchased firearms from the hands of law-abiding Americans is not only a blatant violation of our rights under the 2nd Amendment, but will only serve to create MORE victims and MORE crime as we all become sitting-ducks for the bad guys.

     Mass shootings occur in "Gun-Free Zones" , and we all know why.  Though none of us savor the idea of guns in our schools, we must face the reality of our changing environment. Schools are targets.  Locations where large groups of people gather that also happen to be designated as Gun-Free Zones, are TARGETS. By making these locations Gun-Free, we have essentially accomplished the exact opposite of what was originally intended.

    The State of Ohio has taken sensible action by training and arming their school custodial staffs. In other states, veterans and retired police officers are ready, willing and able to DONATE time as armed,  school security officers. If each of these volunteers committed to one or two days a month, we would still have a surplus just waiting in the wings to serve!  That's what these people DO, they SERVE, and they do it honorably and proudly. If given the choice of sending your kids to a school with professionally-trained, armed security, or a school with no security in a Gun-Free Zone, what would YOU do?  Should be a no-brainer, but not to the brainLESS.

     Another issue mentioned in the OMM article, was the high number of deaths of male teens in the inner cities.  No parent should ever have to suffer through the loss of a child,  so why do they stand for it? WHY do they tolerate the gangs, the drive-by shootings and the drug activity in their neighborhoods? How about holding parents accountable for their children's actions?  Where are the fathers, who keeps tabs on what their kids are doing when not in sight?  Guns are not to blame, too much free time without supervision is to blame, and so is BAD parenting!  Adults in these neighborhoods need to get off their duffs and demand that judges take a hard-line with the perpetrators of violent crimes. Lock them up and throw the keys in the East River! Take back your streets and stop leaving it up to others.

     Other moms mentioned in this piece were relating sob stories of having been victims of gun crimes. This is a cop-out and elicits NO sympathy from ME.  I TOO, was a victim of gun violence, yet I have never blamed GUNS!  It was not a gun that hurt me, it was a mentally-unstable, evil human being. Had it not been a gun in his hand, it would have been a knife or hammer or even a ROCK.  Violent PEOPLE are the problem, not the tools they use to commit their crimes, and THAT is where we must focus if we ever hope to achieve more safety for our citizens.  Gun Laws serve only to make the vulnerable MORE vulnerable.

     Sadly, the anti-gun crowd either fails to see the real agenda behind the attack on the 2nd Amendment, or they are a part of it. Either way, too many Americans have fooled themselves into believing that the infringement will stop with this one Amendment and that Tyranny can't happen in America.  Sheep.

      I have learned the hard way that facts and common-sense are lost on Liberals. They drink the tainted Kool-Aid and regurgitate the poison like good little zombies.  Meanwhile, we Patriots remain on Watch.


Tonight's Links!

For Anti-Gun Phobics

The U.N Arms Treaty

Mandatory Gun Ownership? I'M in!



Dictatorship in America?  Oops, already HERE!

 Detroit, California show: U.S. headed for dictatorship

Written by Bryan Fischer
People naively think it can’t happen here. But it can. Just as surely as Germany went from the Weimar Republic to the totalitarianism of Nazi Germany in one generation, so can we.
The path starts in California, passes through Detroit, and winds up in the Third Reich.
The whole thing begins, of course, as all societal descent does, with moral deterioration. A people become morally and spiritually hollow, faith in government replaces faith in God, and welfare replaces self-reliance and charity.
Soon, as Victor Davis Hanson recently wrote, the number of takers exceeds the number of makers, more and more citizens squabble over a shrinking pie, and the whole thing collapses in on itself.
Conn Carroll has written that California, once an almost mythical land of opportunity, is turning into a virtually feudal society, with elites along the coast and peasant serfs toiling in the hot sun in the interior:
“California is rapidly becoming a near-feudal society. On one side is an older, educated, landed, wealthy elite that lives on California's beautiful coasts. Then there is a much larger, younger, less-educated, indebted mass living inland, many of them working farm jobs at subsistence wages.”
People who can are fleeing California in droves, leaving an aging population and a low-skilled, under-educated workforce to support them. This state is destined for collapse. It is only a matter of time.
To see where California will end up, take a gander at Detroit, which is in such horrible financial shape that the state is going to take over the city and send in an “emergency manager,” who will have virtually dictatorial powers for a minimum of 18 months.
Here’s the kicker: the Detroit News thinks this is a great idea. This move represents the utter abandonment of any notion of representative government, but the editors think this is just peachy:
“Nobody likes the idea of lost democracy, but an emergency manager is a necessary step to rescue Detroit.”
In other words, we’re not particularly excited about the process of living under a tyrant and a dictator, but what’s the alternative?
This is a truly astonishing admission for the press to make in one of America’s largest cities. The editors are perfectly willing to suffer the loss of democracy - their own words, not mine - in order to concentrate power in the hands of one man whom they are perfectly willing to trust to fix things.
This is just how Adolf Hitler rose to power, on the ruins of a failed republic and in a time of financial desperation. Inflation was so rampant that when people got paid in the morning, they rushed to the store on their lunch hour because things would be more expensive by the time they got off work.
Hitler was voted into power by a fiscally desperate people blindly willing to give almost total power to a savior who would deliver them from the mess that politicians had created, the politicians they themselves had elected to office.
Most of these politicians were likely corrupt, buying votes by promising to deliver more goodies than their opponents. Some politicians likely had standards, but were too spineless to stand up for them at crunch time.
And so a noble people were reduced to abject servitude, despotism and eventual self-immolation.
Don’t say it can’t happen here, because it is happening, right in front of our eyes, in California and Detroit.
Now people can leave Detroit, and they have. People can leave California, and they have. But where do we go when the U.S. falls? As AFA’s president Tim Wildmon says, there’s no place left to sail to.


What a REAL Leader looks Like!

And a Tea Partier Shall Lead Them

RandPaulRacists. Bigots. Homophobes. Nazis. Joke. Irrelevant. Over. Teabaggers.
After all the name-calling by politicians, pundits and celebrities, most of whom are more than willing to pontificate about the need for leadership in Washington, D.C., it took a Tea Party Republican to unite people from the Right and the Left in opposing what almost certainly was an immoral, unspoken policy of the Obama Administration.
When Rand Paul stood up in the Senate to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to the CIA, he drew the condemnation of the old dogs in his own party, particularly John McCain and Lindsey Graham, for publicly and loudly demanding a definitive answer from the White House about its policy of using drones against Americans on U.S. soil.
It was a legitimate and necessary question because this Administration’s policy on drone use has “evolved” to the point where the president asserts authority to kill Americans abroad without any sort of due process, and he doesn’t care about innocents caught up in the blast wave, either.
Graham showed up on the Senate floor with a poster ridiculing the notion of drone strikes on U.S. soil, because that could never happen.
McCain growled at Paul, “Calm down, Senator. The U.S. government cannot randomly target U.S. citizens. If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids. I don’t think what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people.”
But actually, some very helpful things did happen due to Paul’s “stunt.”
First and foremost, the White House blinked and publicly stated its drone policy does not authorize the president to attack Americans in the United States. Previously, Attorney General Eric Holder had stated in a letter to Paul that the president did indeed have that authority. Now Paul has received a letter stating otherwise.
Secondly, Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz were able to introduce a bill prohibiting drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil without an imminent threat, hopefully ensuring that the White House’s stated policy has the force of law.
Thirdly, in perhaps the most amazing turn of events, leftists went to Twitter in droves to support Paul’s filibuster. People as prominent as actor John Cusack and Van Jones cheered on the Tea Party senator.
Needless to say, the establishment was left stunned and sputtering. In addition to McCain’s comments, an array of “in-the-loop” politicians and media talking heads just didn’t know what to make of this turn of events. After years of putting down the Tea Party, the politicians and media watched with what can only be described as cold terror as Americans bypassed the “normal channels” and stood with the “extremist.”
It may have been that fact, more than anything else, that has changed the game. The White House says it was clarifying its policy by stating its position against U.S. drone strikes. It’s a safe bet that by “clarifying,” the White House really means “changing.” There’s little doubt that until Paul stood up on the Senate floor, the drone policy was going in exactly the direction Holder had said, giving Obama authority to kill Americans who make the enemies list.
When McCain talks about Paul being taking seriously, he really means, if Paul wants to be part of the establishment club. Newsflash for Sen. McCain: Your club of get-alongs is what needs to go, not people like Paul and his “stunts.”
The Tea Party exists to defend the Constitution against power grabs of the sort this Administration makes, and this do-nothing Congress allows, on a regular basis. Paul was showing something that has been sorely lacking in Congress: leadership.
Paul told CNN he was pleased with the outcome: “I’m quite happy with the answer. I’m disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it, but we did get the answer.”
Spoken like a true Tea Partier.


Town Board Tomorrow !                               3-11-2013

            The Town Board will be meeting for yet another executive session tomorrow night at 5:30.  Why?  To complete this year's dis-honorable appointment process. Some things just never change !  Same old story every year, stack the boards through any means necessary and bar anyone not of their personal choosing from EVER filling a town position. Once upon a time there were RULES to follow, but they don't matter any more, just do what feels good and serves their personal agendas.  No one will say anything, much less DO anything, because no one cares about integrity and legality anymore. As long as their own households are not directly affected, why bother?

  There is also a public hearing scheduled for 6:30, to discuss the sidewalk issue. Remember these words: "EMINENT DOMAIN".  Hm, now WHY would this little town need sidewalks? There is nowhere to GO. Few people live right in town, there is practically NO business and never will be with our tax rates. So a sidewalk from Lover's Lane to the High School serves WHO?  Mary Lou, who does the most walking of anyone else in town, HATES the sidewalk idea. She is not known for holding back her opinion.  LOL! 

    I'm sure a lot of you remember the Czar's election promise of a "Shovel-Ready" New Lebanon? Ummm, okay. What are we digging and where? Why are they discussing a public water supply again when the majority of the residents have already made it clear that they will not pay for water and sewers to serve the few. I am also told by someone who should know, that the water from the spring is of questionable quality. Last time I checked, it also did not belong to the town and still had lead piping. Has something changed that no one knows about?

     Let's see, we are giving $136,000.00 a year to a library that only 20% of the townspeople even use, just spent a small fortune on a small meeting room, and now the sidewalks and public water are on the table?  Obama would be proud!  Do they send all Democrats and RINOS to the same Math teachers? I don't know about other homeowners in this town, but I think our taxes are WAY too high already and we don't need any more projects until and unless we see some solid businesses open here. We also need to see a limit on how many acres of so-called "church" properties should be tax-exempt.  Why would an alleged religious community with hundreds of acres of land, get an exemption on every acre and building? Shouldn't the exemption include ONLY the building of worship and an acre or two surrounding it?  Seems sensible and fair to ME.

    What else in this town is tax-exempt that should NOT be? I know that this town has a lot of residents that want to see growth, but even they want it only on THEIR terms. Our local zoning codes are excessive and ridiculous. We will never attract business with the Zoning Laws we now have in place nor we will get any businesses with the present tax costs. Sidewalks and water need to WAIT until we look at and fix these issues and attract business. The Library grant needs to be cut at LEAST in HALF, or run on a paid membership basis. Let those who use it, pay for it. Anyone who wishes to donate, is certainly free to do so, but I strongly resent giving it a dime of what my husband works hard for.

     So if any of these issues or proposals concern you or your wallet, you might want to get up and go to the meeting tomorrow night. Regular meeting begins at 7 as always.

            Daniel Benson graduated from Boot Camp last week and we want his Dad and Larry and Barbara to know how very proud we all are! If you see them, let them know, and please  Keep Daniel in prayer for safety.

    The fight for our 2nd Amendment Rights in New York is going better than expected.

   I will post the map below of the progress thus far. We didn't expect to see any support from downstate and we didn't get it. I think this speaks very loudly as to where the Liberals stand in regards to our Constitution and all it means to this country. It also is solid PROOF that the Pro-Gun people in this state, are definitely the majority! If you believed the slanted Siena Polls, they would have you believing just the opposite. Well the real story is below in living color! Tonight, Albany county turned green as well!

      On Wednesday night, the Columbia County Board of Supervisors meet to make THEIR decision, which I am certain will follow suit and oppose the NY Safe Act. We will be there as well as many,many other county residents. If the Hudson Legal Committee Meeting and the Germantown Meeting of last week are any indication, this one will be packed! Germantown attracted about 400 in a blizzard, as well as Kathy Marchione, Chris Gibson, Steve McLaughlin, Paul Czajka, Assemblyman Pete Lopez and Captain Dave Bartlett of the Columbia County Sheriff's Dept. ALL of whom oppose the Safe Act. It was an excellent meeting, but sadly, only THREE residents of New Lebanon attended, while only TWO were at the Hudson meeting.

       So what is the problem, Lebanon? Are Bob and I the only people here that own weapons and intend to keep them and NOT register them? Are we the ONLY ones here that believe in the Constitution and that if we lose the 2nd Amendment there will nothing to stop the loss of the rest?  This is why the Conservatives get nowhere, they allow others to do the work and just hope for the best, rather than getting out and being counted.  I have actually met DEMOCRATS at these rallies and meetings that are more patriotic than the Republicans in Lebanon.  Have we succumbed so completely to the liberal infiltration? How many of you truly think that this will never affect YOU? If that's what you think, you are in for a very rude awakening.

      When you look at the map below, notice the little white tail at the bottom. You know what that is. Cuomo Country, Mayor Blowbag territory, Liberal and illegal immigrant heaven. Sheep in the city. Ever wonder how many chainsaws it would take to cut that white tail off and push it a few miles out into the Atlantic?  Well, good news! There is a bill proposed to separate us from them and let them be their own state! What a wonderful blessing that would be! They can have Cuomo, Silver, Blowbag, Skelos and the rest of the traitors and call it ZombielandMight help to contain the pandemic.

      Speaking of Blowbag, he lost another one today and the people of NY City can drink all the big ol' sodas they want!  LOLOL!!  Idiot!


Tonight's Links!

Yes Virginia, they ARE this Stupid !!!

Those of us who are awake and aware of what is happening in our country often ask WHY is there no public outcry, no outrage?  How DID Obama manage to win a second term after being the WORST President in American history the first time around? After seeing this short video, I would like to know what our SCHOOLS are teaching and how competent are the faculties?? Our kids take tests weekly, but how often are the teachers tested and who decides to give diplomas to people like the ones in this video? God Help Us!      JJ

Come and TAKE It!

Despise Obama? Here's another reason!

Feinstein's Husband and Al Jazeera

Napolitano Says, "IMPEACH!"


Man Campaigning to Ban Assault Rifles Caught Buying Assault Rifle

March 9, 2013 By 

AR15? What AR15?
Mark Kelly may not yet be a household name, but he’s the better or worse half of Gabby Giffords, and together with her is the public face of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a PAC funded by a Texas lawyer to ban assault rifles.
On FOX, Kelly said, “In 1934, we banned automatic weapons. You know, I argue the semi-automatic assault weapon with a high capacity magazine is just too dangerous to be on the street where criminals and terrorists and the mentally ill can easily get them.”
Unfortunately Kelly was also caught buying one of weapons too dangerous to be in the hands of mere civilians.
Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona.
It’s not surprising that Kelly was turned in buying the dreaded weapon of doom. As gun ownership becomes like homosexuality in the 90s, coming out as an opponent also means that you may be outed if you combine that with a penchant for guns.
Naturally Kelly has tried to spin his purchase of the AR-15 as some sort of move to get them off the street, “As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don’t have possession yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.”
So apparently Kelly has a plan to buy up all the assault rifles in America and turn them over to the Tuscon PD. I think that’s a little like Ron Paul’s plan to end slavery.
It’s a little hard to believe that Kelly is running a one-man gun buyback program. It’s more likely that he got caught not practicing what he preached.
There’s nothing wrong with gun ownership, but Kelly now has a career being an anti-gun zealot. And to be an anti-gun zealot, you have to live your life gun-free.
There has been talk of Mark Kelly running for Giffords seat and that talk comes from liberal media outlets. To do that, he would have to squeeze out Ron Barber, the Democrat currently in there, but considering that Giffords’ district trended somewhat right, and that Barber, even with the cloak of being the aide of the saintly martyr Gabby Giffords who was also wounded in the shooting spree only won a narrow victory, it’s possible.
But Democrats may not be as enamored of him now after he got caught in flagrante delicto with an AR-15.

What the OBAMAS REALLY ARE!     by Mychal Massey

Mychal Massie is a respected writer and black talk show host in Los Angeles .
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture."
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don't like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
I don't hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama's raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.
I don't like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagan's made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama's arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama's have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and Michelle's code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America . I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.
I have a saying, that "the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide." No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother's death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father's military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel . His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement - as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don't like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, "Nero In The White House" - "Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood... Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement - while America 's people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.

        HOW  THEY  VOTED !

2013 Gun Control Vote Roll Call
PASSED now law S2230-2013 A2388: (Gun control) NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 Bans certain guns, limits clip size to 7 and other changes. It contains a major typo police are included in the limit

Note: All new gun permits will be limited to 5 years. Pre-existing lifetime permits will now expire by 2018 and have to be renewed for five year terms.
If you do NOT want your Gun ownership, name and address to appear on the internet. Gun-permit applicants can now ask that their personal information be kept secret for any of several reasons: if they are police officers, have served on a jury in a criminal case, witnessed a crime, have been victims of domestic violence, fear for their safety, or they might be subjected to unwanted harassment. 
YOU MUST SEND A LETTER to the clerk office(s) who issued your gun permit(s) stating that you fear you would be subjected to unwanted harassment (or one of the other reasons above) and you want your gun permits removed from public access files as required 2013 NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act. The letter should include the permit number(s) and request for a reply from the clerkwhen the records are moved. We suggest you mail it return receipt mail. They should either accept the letter by sending a reply or send you a form. If you do NOT get a reply accepting the letter or form from the clerk in 60 days you should call or visit them.
NYS Senate Roll Call passed 43-18 Ayes (43): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Latimer, LaValle, Marcellino, Martins, Montgomery, O'Brien, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky
Nays (18): Ball, Bonacic, DeFrancisco, Farley, Gallivan, Griffo, Larkin, Libous, Little, Marchione, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Seward, Young
Excused (1): Zeldin 
Not yet seated (1) Tkaczyk (has stated she would have voted Aye)
NYS Assembly Roll Call passed 104-43 Y-Aye N-Nay E-Excused:
Lope PD
Lope VJ
Brook K
Mr Spkr




Local Assembly
 Barrett Y, #118 Butler No, #115 Duprey No, #106 Fahy Y #113 Jordan No, #102 Lopez PD No, #108 McDonald Y,
McLaughlin No, #111 SantaBarbara Y, #114 Stec No, #110 Steck Y, #112 Tedisco No


BUSY Board Meeting !                                                3-12-2013

      Indeed it was!  We arrived at 6:30 and the new meeting room was already "Standing Room Only".  Maybe not quite a hundred people, but maybe 75. They were standing along the walls and down the hallway. Probably not LEGAL to over-crowd the place that much, but I have yet to see a Town Board obey laws, have you?  It was HOT in there,too and the new A.C was turned on only to leak all over the floor and had to be shut off.  A few bugs to work out I guess.

      TWO things struck me immediately. One, that not ONE of the men present got up and offered a seat to the several older ladies that were standing for the 2-hour, public hearing. Not ONE!  There were a lot of younger men seated while ladies in their late 60s and even in their 70s, stood.  I was disgusted by that. Did these guys have MOTHERS????  My husband found me a chair thank goodness, because my back won't let me stand for more than 5 minutes at a time without having at least something to lean on. Even sitting for all that time becomes agonizing after 20 minutes or so. I gotta tell ya, my son has serious scoliosis, but HE would have given his seat to one of those ladies.  or ELSE!

      The second thing that struck me, was the attendance. SO many people there to complain about sidewalks, but NOT even HALF  of the most vocal have EVER been to a regular board meeting!  The  minute the public hearing ended and the regular meeting began, the room cleared out, leaving the regulars and a few stragglers from the hearing. All these years of BEGGING people to get involved in town government with NO response, but the minute they think their taxes will be affected, they show up in hordes. So what does that say about their priorities? Money matters, integrity does not.

      There were people there tonight that I have NEVER seen before and will likely never see again. Especially at a Town Board Meeting. This is what I mean about people not caring until the problems knock on their very own doors. The proof was in that room tonight. What a sad statement.  I didn't bother to voice my opinion on the sidewalks for several reasons. I made my feelings clear here on this site for one. Also, I know how Doug Clark operates, and he WANTS this, and the Czar WANTS this, so it will happen, regardless of how the people feel about it.

    Joan Darcy, who is adamantly against the sidewalks, had a conversation with Dougy at some point in the past week or two, and made her opposition to the project very clear. Apparently, Dougy told her that he could easily have the sidewalk run through her back yard on the old train tracks and how would she like THAT?!?  Classic Doug Clark arrogance and rudeness. SO  Barry, SO Andrew, SO Dougy.  Hurray for ME and to H_LL with YOU! I wonder how Mrs. Darcy's boys feel about Dougy's comment to their mom? Look, I have an over-flowing schedule as it is, but I will never abandon my town or the issues here. If I were one of the property owners that will be affected by the sidewalk project and was in opposition to it, I would gather others in the same position and hire an attorney. Just sayin'!

    The board made it pretty clear tonight that they have NO intention of putting this project out for a vote. Not that it would matter anyway. There are no rules anymore. There is no accountability anymore.     I heard a SCARY rumor tonight!! Now don't go quoting me on this, it is just a RUMOR thus far. I was told that Dougy wants to run for Supervisor next time 'round!  GOD HELP US!  Someone will have to KILL me before I would EVER see that happen! (I'm sure Dougy would volunteer). Before I will EVER see him serve in ANY position in this town again!  I know what he is up to with the Speedway Campground and what he has been doing down-county. I KNOW that this Thursday night, Howard will again be in court here in town to answer to the charge of operating a campground without a permit.

     Hopefully, you all remember THAT issue?  Cmon, you know the one, when Dougy and the Czar went to Howard and told him that the board had voted unanimously to have him served? Yeah, THAT issue ! Problem was, the board had NEVER had ANY SUCH vote and the other councilmen had NO idea what the Czar and Dougy were doing to Howard ! The permit had been approved, but was not yet "physically" in Howard's hands before the season began and the campers came in. So they had him served with no vote of the board and on bogus grounds.  How's THAT for corruption? 

     Even now that the stipulations for the campground permit have been met by Howard if not by D.O.T., Dougy isn't done. The stipulations were laid out in public meeting and agreed upon, but now that the requirements have been pretty much met, Dougy has taken it upon himself to rock the boat some more. He has been a very, busy boy. A very BAD, busy boy. His hatred for Howard, whatever the reason for it is, has driven him literally over-the-top.  He is no longer even rational. In fact, it is so bad, that certain people in Hudson are asking exactly WHAT he has against Howard Commander and the Speedway. I have a very thick file of Dougy's crimes and violations, and any ideas he may have about being re-elected to an official position in this town will remain just that, ideas. In December, it is bye-bye Dougy. Go play  cards with your soul mates, Stan Koloski and John Dax.

     The Czar will have to be closely watched in this matter, as he has his own dreams of stepping up the ladder, and judging from his unholy alliance with Dougy to date, I feel pretty confident that he will do whatever he can to help Dougy get what he wants. So if there is ANYONE out there in Lebanon Land that has some honor and extra time, think about running for local office. It is time for a changing of the guard. This is true locally, at county, at the state and federal levels. We desperately need some new, young, Conservative blood. Young Guns, so to speak! As it stands, the same old cronies keep coming back like a virus.

     Of course, that leads me to the present status of the battle for our gun rights in this liberal, lunatic state.  During tonight's meetings, I was also texting with my Schenectady County Organizer who was attending THEIR County Board of Supervisor's Meeting. Schenectady and Tompkins counties are the only two, upstate counties that have not yet moved to   adopt a resolution to oppose the Safe Act. Tompkins is coming along and looking good, but Schenectady is just now looking at the issue! Several counties have resolutions pending, but Schenectady and Tompkins have yet to get THAT far.

      Columbia County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow night and their resolution will be on the table. The Czar has actually been the Champion among the Supervisors and strongly opposes the Safe Act. Last month, he was pretty lonely in his stand.  I feel fairly confident that things will be much better tomorrow after the horrific behavior of the Hudson Legal Committee went viral and the huge numbers of Pro-2A residents that have spoken out and attended meetings in the past three weeks. There will be three of us there tomorrow representing GRAA and the Hudson Valley Americans for Freedom will be there as well. That's not counting the number of ticked-off citizens that will be there!

      I'm not certain at this moment exactly where this meeting will end up being held, as they moved us four times for the Legal Committee Meeting. I don't think 401 State St. will hold everyone. Remains to be seen.  For regular updates, stay tuned to our FB page, "Gun Rights Across America New York".  There are so many things scheduled for the next two days, that I had to sit and look through them several times and prioritize. I will not be able to attend the oral arguments in the Schulz lawsuit re: the abuse of the "Message of Necessity" by Cuomo in passing the Safe Act. I am a plaintiff in the case, but I also have to attend to the Columbia County Sheriff Reach, as the local organizer dropped the ball.  Another hat I didn't need to wear!  There were several other meetings tomorrow night that I SHOULD be at, but I have to look after Columbia County because no else will.

     Thursday is no better. Friday I am turning off my phone and locking my doors.  LOL!  Saturday, there will be Pro-Gun Rallies in just about every county in upstate NY. On the 25th, there is a regional rally in Pennsylvania and a HUGE one in D.C regarding the U.N Gun Grab. April is already filled up with meetings, court dates and protests and we are into late May with obligations and work.  JJ is a tired old broad. Still, my motto holds.  NO SURRENDER!!!!!           

                          God Bless,  JJ

(This week, I plan to hit the subject of Christians and the Gun Grab. Now THERE is a hot topic, believe me!)


Tonight's links !

One Great Argument FOR the 2nd Amendment!

From the University of Liberal logic....

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near YOU! (the movie and the reality of it)


Stand with us at the Columbia County Board of Supervisor's meeting in Hudson (401 State Street) on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30 PM. Please come with us as we attend and silently protest (you are encouraged to bring signs, not too large) during the meeting. Below is our letter that went out to the Columbia County supervisors last night and might be read aloud during the meeting.
RSVP me back if you're coming (if you already did, thanks!).
Remember if we don't FIGHT for it, we will lose our country! The time is NOW - be there tomorrow night and show them who is boss - WE THE PEOPLE!
~Catherine PS I'll send one more reminder with any updates tomorrow
Hudson Valley Americans for Freedom March 9, 2013

Columbia County Board of Supervisors 401 State Street Hudson, NY 12534
Dear Supervisor,
We the people of Hudson Valley Americans for Freedom disapprove of the amended resolution concerning the NYS SAFE act. We find the original resolution, which was sent to us by Congressman Gibson, which received a vote of approval in the Columbia County Government Committee to be an appropriate and necessary, even a strong stand against the NYS SAFE Act.
It is further noted that the motion to approve the resolution as written was amended by the county attorney at his discretion after a vote of approval which violates Roberts’s rules of Order and will require an additional vote to approve the amended version in committee before it is to go to the floor for a full vote by the board. We see the possibility that there might be a strategy to vote the original draft down and then vote in the revised draft. We protest such a tactic. The people deserve to have the resolution passed by the government committee be approved by the full board without any bait and switch leaving Columbia County with a weak resolution!
We find the following changes unacceptable:
1. Changing 'repeal' to 'amend' without even specifying what amendments is a call to do almost nothing. We don't want that, we want full repeal.
2. Since the resolution opposes the NYS Safe act, logically it makes sense to oppose any Federal gun act.
Please vote to approve the original draft resolution against the NYS SAFE Act.

For freedom and the Constitution,

Hudson Valley Americans for Freedom

The Disease of Tolerance and Political Correctness


429px-Marburg_virus_EM_PHIL_1873_loresRevelation 2:19:

I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols

In the midst of all of the political blundering, failure of leadership on both sides of the aisle, the Global War on Terrorism, increasing debt, and the attempt to disarm the citizens there is an underlying problem that has led to the silence of the People of America … it is a disease that is so insipid that most don’t even realize they are sick.

As a culture we have embraced the false teaching of Political Correctness or tolerance. In essence we have become a nation of people who don’t have a spine. We see evidence of it in each of the problems threatening to destroy our great nation right now. When you look at the debt crisis you see Republican leadership failing for fear of violating this disease. They failed to speak the truth. Remember after 9/11? Then President Bush fell victim to the disease when he falsely called Islam a “Religion of Peace”. We could go on and on about how America has slept with the prostitute of Tolerance and Political Correctness.

The thing that amazes me is the Media portrays Tolerance and Political Correctness as a Christian Value and nothing could be farther from the truth. As a matter of fact, Jesus was the most intolerant and politically incorrect person the world has ever seen. When confronted with the Political and Religious leaders of the world He mocked them. Called them white washed tombs and the cultural equivalent of “You ‘Sons of Bitches’ “

Not only did Jesus on multiple occasions speak loudly and “rudely” against the evil in the political and religious realm, He was completely intolerant of Sin. Jesus called it what it was. The Act of Homosexuality and Gay marriage is a sin, sex outside marriage sin, abuse of women and children sin. He makes no concessions based on genetic make up, parental upbringing, lack of money, excess of money, or what you thought was right. Sin is Sin. Right is Right and wrong is wrong. Jesus didn’t back down from a fight, nor did He not speak the truth for fear of how he would be seen, however Jesus’ intolerance was not towards people! His political incorrectness was towards ideology and beliefs not the people themselves.

We all need to take a lesson from the passage in the Book of Revelation and not tolerate sin, failure, and political correctness, but be like our King who says “I WILL NOT TOLERATE” this anymore.


Columbia  Goes  GREEN !!!!                                 3-13-2013

               After three long hours at 401 State Street in Hudson, we came home victorious ! The Columbia County Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Repeal to the NY Safe Act!  Only five NO votes and those five Supervisors will never see re-election. The crowd made that quite clear to them, saying that they better enjoy those super-soft chairs while they can!  LOL!!

          There was a "New" Siena Poll released this week regarding Cuomo's favorability numbers. Of course we all KNOW that Siena is a Liberal College and only polls other Liberals, so their polls are meaningless and inaccurate. Yet their poll stated that Cuomo's numbers have dropped from the high 70s to the high 50s.  So the ACTUAL numbers if all New Yorkers were polled, is probably more like the high 40s, and 30 of the 40 % would be the NY Citiots. They sure do protect their own!  Ahh, but so do WE !

          I learned something absolutely horrible at tonight's meeting. Not only have illegal confiscations of weapons begun in California, but we have had a Columbia County resident become a victim of political Tyranny at the hands of Assemblywoman Didi Barrett. Apparently, Ms. Barrett seems to think that anyone with a Pro-Gun stand and respect for their Constitutional Rights, is a threat to her. For the moment, I want to keep some of this on the down-low, for reasons I cannot yet reveal, but take some advice; if you are pro-Gun and want to speak with her about her anti-gun stand, think twice. If you even ATTEMPT to schedule a meeting with her to discuss the issue, she will have the police at your door in minutes.

        Attempting to exercise your First Amendment Rights with Ms. Barrett is seen by her as reason to falsely accuse you of being threatening and irate. This is how the Dems and "Progressives" fight their battles folks, with lies, false accusations and sneakiness. What she did to one of her constituents is beyond appalling. It is frightening and a strong taste of what is to come if we do not rein these tyrants in NOW!  One Supervisor made the statement tonight that we are over-reacting to the threat of confiscation and that no one is going to come and seize our weapons. The comment brought instant laughter from everyone in the room. People like Cuomo, Obama and Feinstein can SMELL the seizures already, and they are salivating.

       A man in the crowd asked the Supervisors to think long and hard about what will happen if the Safe Act is not repealed and goes into full effect in 2014.  Sheriffs will NOT enforce, the PEOPLE will not comply, and no one knows WHAT the State police will do.  This is not a pleasant thing to consider, but it must BE considered now, before it is too late to reverse the dangerous course we are on.  Will they bring in DHS to shoot us? They can't arrest every New Yorker that refuses to obey an unconstitutional law. Believe me folks, there will be a lot of shooting going on.

      Speaking of shooting, what happened in Herkimer today is a highly questionable event.  I lived and worked in that area for a long time, and we NEVER, EVER had gun violence. All of a sudden, in the middle of the biggest gun rights debate in history, some guy goes out and shoots 6 people at random?  Not only that, but Cuomo showed up on the scene within a few hours?  Ummm, didn't Eric Holder show up in Sandy Hook within hours too?! Didn't he have a "Private" meeting with the First Responders?  Obama arrived shortly after Holder for his photo-op with the family of a child that was allegedly killed in the school, but was alive and well in the photo several hours after the so-called shooting.

      Now Cuomo is doing the speaking and reporting on the Herkimer event instead of the local authorities?  Wow, convenient timing, Andrew. Only one problem with it, NOBODY believes it, at least not the way it is being and will be told.  Cuomo has already used this questionable incident to push his Safe Act on tonight's news. At least he didn't do the Fake Obama Tears, in fact, he never showed an ounce of sorrow for the victims at all!  He was too busy saying, "Gun Violence" over and over.  DO NOT BELIEVE anything the tyrants tell you unless you have SEEN it for yourselves!  Our government will stop at NOTHING to realize their dreams of total control.  Will they sacrifice lives? Yes, yes they will and they HAVE.  If we don't push back NOW, they will sacrifice many, many more.

    Shake your heads and ignore the signs if you choose, but remember, the sheep will go first while the sheepdogs will live to fight another day.             JJ


Tonight's Links!

America's BRAVEST Pastor !!

   After what I witnessed at the public hearing last night, I think an awful lot of dads and sons need to buy this program!


Confiscation Begins!




Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns


Screen Shot 2013-03-03 at 4.13.09 PMAccording to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program. How quaint. I kid you not: A. Toy. Gun. Buy. Back. Sounds like he’s setting up the next generation to be victimized slaves to bad people and policies.

Yep, Reverend Rodney “feels” he needs to do “everything (he) can to not allow our kids to get exposed to (guns) too early.” Aww … ain’t that sweet? Hey, maybe he could also hand out during that event some “kick me in the butt” signs for everyone’s back.

As a Christian I have a real problem with Pastor Francis vilifying the very tool that helped cudgel off tyrannical oppressors and afforded him the highly prized (and perishable) religious liberty he now enjoys on American soil.

That’s right, Rodney. Our founders, many of them serious Christian men, many of them ministers, took up muskets and turned the despotic Red Coats’ coats a deeper shade of crimson simply because of their life strangling religious oppression and ridiculous taxations.

All of this “anti-gun” bullcrap coming from deluded Christians sounds dreamy and all but it isn’t rooted in reality or the scripture.

Sure, we’re not to shoot someone who de-friends us on Facebook because we like Toby Mac, or makes fun of our bad comb over, or who hammers us with a nasty tweet because of our fish stickered Twitter wallpaper. Indeed, the majority of altercations we Christians go through for our faith we should simply let slide and pray for those who use and abuse us.

However, when an individual or group physically attacks me, my family, my friends or my nation for no other reason than they are no good, greedy, lazy, envious and jacked-up evil tools that hate God and Country, then it behooves me, my brethren, by all that is holy, just and good, to protect my person and the innocent around me. Call me crazy, but I believe that’s what shepherds are supposed to do: i.e. protect sheep.

Check this out naysayers: In Luke 22:36-38 Christ told His disciples that they, in light of His departure, should get a deadly weapon — namely a sword.

Yep, sweet Jesus told them — didn’t ask or mildly suggest — but commanded His buddies to sell their coat and buy a sword. Thus saith the Lord: Make a sacrifice to obtain lethal protection.

The sword that Christ told His compadres to purchase was not a QVC decorative Claymore to hang on their walls to commemorate the good times they had when Yeshua was around. The original word used for sword in this text was a large knife used for killing animals and cutting flesh. It was particularly fashioned for short, deadly thrusts in hand-to-hand combat.

Jesus didn’t tell them to carry a whistle, a shofar horn, or a bag of sand to blow in bad guys’ eyes, but a dagger-like sword — a vicious, nasty and deadly weapon not used for cutting vegetables, spreading butter or splitting a bagel, but for violently tapping a lung or heart in case of an attack.

Now, in a 21st century WWJD context, what do you think He thinks about His followers defending themselves with deadly force, huh, Mr. Francis?

Look, our first parents, Adam and Eve, sucked and caused this sinful mess we’re fielding because they didn’t proactively deal with evil (the serpent). If we take our cue from Christ in raising our kids, then our children will grow up to be slayers of serpents. They will not be a pacifist in the face of evil. They will not roll over and wet themselves when they’re confronted by evil. They will not play the wimp when faced with difficult situations.

I know it’s hard for some of us to square Christ with confronting evil – given all the androgynous, soft- focused paintings of Jesus that we’ve had jammed into our psyches for the last few centuries. However, if, we take the scripture straight, the man of peace is painted as an eschatological warrior who has great joy in giving the devil hell.

No matter how hard the softies try to make Christ out to be the benign, bearded lady raconteur, the exegetical fact remains: if you take the holy text in its entirety, He does not fit into the Left’s effete mold of holy tofu for horrible tools.

Therefore, mom and dad, I say, in contrast to Rev. Rodney, to have your kid get use to confronting nonsense – first and foremost in themselves. Gear them up to be a fighter and defender of that which is good. Let them play with toy weapons (if you can find any). They’re not going to turn into a terrorist. It’s not going to warp their wheel. Your kid has to learn that they are growing up in difficult times that demand that they be able to deal with “snakes.” Yes, your kid needs to learn not only to be nice, but also to be strong, sacrificial and courageous.

Finally, and humbly of course, I think if Pastor Francis truly wants to make a difference in our SNAFU’ed society he should forego the toy gun buy back and instead host a “Crappy Parent Buy Back” initiative because therein lies the real conundrum.


Okay, Let's GO!                                  3-17-2013

        Fair Warning!  I am NOT in a good mood!  I really TRY to keep Sundays for God,Family and some peace and quiet, but life never cooperates.  I have been pretty much sleep-deprived for months and when today's plan for R&R went awry, I didn't deal with it well.  I am infuriated by several specific things today.

1) The third arrest under the NY Safe Act and the second of an American Veteran.

2) The Boy Scouts of America being attacked by Gay Rights Groups

3) Wimpy Christians

4) The Cuomo Family vs the new Pope

5) The stand being taken by my own Pastor

          Gee, is that enough?  So let's get going here.  HOW can a citizen be arrested under a law that is not a legal law?  Seeing as how this unSafe Act is being challenged in two courts, opposed by Sheriffs, local Police Departments and 87% of NY Citizens, shouldn't the arrests be put on hold until we have an outcome?  Does the state WANT to be sued for false arrest when this thing is nullified? It WILL be tossed as unconstitutional and every person arrested will be owed compensation and damages.

         In the meantime, Cuomo himself will be charged with violating the rights of the people of NY and we WILL be demanding his arrest and Impeachment. Just think how much all that will cost us, the taxpayers ! All because a Tyrant wanted to be "FIRST" to take an extreme and illegal step to further his dream of the Oval office. He will NEVER see it now. He will never see the Governor's Mansion again either!  IDIOT. He can take his Law Degree that took him THREE shots at the Bar Exam to get, and go back to the city with his live-in girlfriend and Gay Rights -supporting sister.

      While we are on this subject, let's segue into the Cuomo family and their comments about the new Pope.  I will post the article below for you to see for yourselves. Liberals are NOT happy with the Pope, because he is Conservative, Bible-Believing and Obedient to God. He is anti-Gay Marriage and abortion, anti-female clergy, etc., etc. Which is exactly what a true clergyman SHOULD be. I have little respect for a lot of things the Catholics do, and I think it is deplorable that they have shielded pedophiles among their leaders and allowed women onto their pulpits.  This new Pope, in my mind, was hand-picked by God, specifically BECAUSE he is the way he is. I truly believe that this man can make a difference in the deterioration of his church and flocks and turn us back to morality and decency. Which is why the Libs don't like him. HE won't pull any punches with them or "Tolerate" their sinful lifestyles.

    The Cuomos "CLAIM" to be Catholic believers. What a crock!  No one who supports the sins that God directly addresses as such in the Bible, can call themselves believers or Catholics, or Christians. They are Hypocrites and liars and like all libs, they want to have their cake and eat it too.  They actually think that God and the Clergy should validate their sin. Yes, they ARE that stupid!  Read the article, it will make you want to toss your dinner. The Cuomos are SCUM. 

      The Catholic Church is certainly NOT the only one that has much to answer for, and I will get to THAT in a minute. First, let's stay on track with the Libs that want it ALL.  In the past couple of decades, gay Americans have come a long way in gaining equal rights. Okay, I have no problem with that. As I have said many, many times before, I feel that everyone has the right to CHOOSE how to live and whom to love.  Right or wrong, it isn't for us to tell them what to do as long as they are not breaking the law or hurting anyone else.  We have no right to abuse them for their choices any more than they have a right to abuse us for OURS.  However, THEY don't see it that way. Being accepted and protected was not enough. They wanted marriage and the benefits that come with it. Well, marriage, or "Holy Matrimony", is a spiritual ritual blessed by God for people of faith and of opposite sex. The Bible is clear and there is NO room for interpretation on this.

      MOST liberals have no use for God or the Bible, yet they want the "Blessing" of marriage? Isn't that more than a little hypocritical?  Still, in many states, the gays have won the right to marriage. That wasn't enough either.  They wanted CHILDREN.  They won again, at the expense of these kids' lives and moral health. These kids don't get to "choose".  Even then, it was STILL not enough.  Now they want to infiltrate solid Christian organizations like the Boy Scouts of America. WHY? Why not just start their OWN scouting groups for gay kids or the kids of gay parents? After all, they have RIGHTS now!  I know why. Liberals are not happy unless they are making someone else UNhappy.

     Those of us who DARE to disagree with them and their choices, must be punished and made to suffer, or arrested by the PC Police, or abused by the Hate-Speech crowd. They are never satisfied with the ground they've gained, but need to PUSH for more and CRAM their choices down the throats of EVERYONE.  Now, correct me if I am wrong, but if a person makes a choice, shouldn't they have to accept the consequences of that choice?  If you choose to be in a gay relationship, then you should not expect to have the blessing of God, or of marriage, or of parenthood.  You made the choice, live with the results or change the choice. Don't expect the rest of the world to adjust to YOU. Be happy in your triumphs and go live your lives, but do NOT punish others for the choices  THEY make just because they are not the same as YOURS!  You want respect, GIVE IT! You want acceptance? GIVE IT! It is not all about YOU!

     I am a heterosexual Christian, that is MY choice, and MY right, and I too, deserve to be left alone to live as I choose without being penalized. I have never walked into a Gay Bar with a Bible and insisted that I be allowed to preach against the gay lifestyle. Why am I not deserving of the same respect? WHY are the Boy Scouts, or any other Christian organization not deserving of equal rights?   I will stay out of your hangouts and activities, and YOU stay out of MINE!  Live and let live and for Heaven's Sake, SHUT UP and stop WHINING.  You got what you wanted, don't push it!  You may just find the Conservatives that have had enough of your baby-crap, pushing BACK, HARD!

      This goes for all the deviants and minorities that are constantly crying for MORE,MORE,MORE, poor me, I'm special!  Grow UP and get over yourselves. If you can't do something positive for America, at least just go away and be quiet so the rest of us CAN.  ENOUGH!  It's time to abolish the ACLU, the NAACP, and all those other, Special-Interest and  enabling agencies. This is America, and no matter what color, gender or sexual- whatever group you subscribe to, you have the same opportunities and responsibilities as everybody else and it's up to YOU to make your life work or be a failure.  It is NOT okay to blame everyone else for how your life turns out or doesn't turn out. You have only yourself to blame.

    Now, ABOUT Christians. I have taken you down this road before, but with the new Gun debates, things have come to the forefront once again concerning the role of Christians. I have certainly not changed my stand on this and never will. To ME, Christians today are wimpy and whiny and hide behind the mistaken belief that they  are always to be kind and good and sweet.  That's BS.  Last Sunday night, my pastor touched upon the gun issue and how we as Christians should respond to it.  He read the scriptures that tell us to obey our leaders and laws because God put them there, and even though the new Safe Act is unconstitutional and unpopular, we should obey it and register our guns!  Um....NO.

    I love my Pastor, and he is a smart and Godly man.  Yet I STRONGLY disagree with him.  The scripture he used, does indeed say what he said it said.  What he failed to address, is the fact that what Cuomo did in the passing of this law, was an "ILLEGAL" action that violated the Law of the Land.  By obeying his law, we would be condoning and abetting his crime!  The Constitution was loosely based upon the 10 Commandments, even though some involved in its creation were actually Atheists.  God's Law was the only law they had and knew to draw from!  The Bible states that there are TWO exceptions to obeying our leaders. 1) If they violate God's Laws and 2) If they violate the "Law of the LAND", which is the"Constitution of the United States of America".  See the contradiction? Not to mention, that if my Pastor's feelings on the matter are correct, the Revolutionary War was sinful and a waste, and the Freedom it won for us, meaningless.

    So this Christian decided from the very beginning, to obey God by NOT obeying a law that violates HIS word and the Law of the Land.  That is where I stand and that is where I will stay!  End of argument.  Again, I say that we are in the mess we are in America, because Christians have FAILED. Clergy have cowered under the pressure of the IRS and the P.C Police and hidden behind selective scripture that appeared to justify their inaction and apathy.  They have not been open and honest with their flocks and the flocks have not held their shepherds to account for what they have failed to teach.  It is the duty and responsibility of EVERY Christian to stand and speak against the evil and the crimes. It is up to US to protect and defend our GOD-GIVEN Liberties, because if WE don't do it, no one WILL.

    When I think about facing my God one day, and having him ask me what I did to preserve His gifts and obey his teachings, I want to say, "I fought like a rabid dog, just as you expected me to ! ".  It will be the absolute truth.  One of the Bible Studies I attend is about to be a Bible Study I USED to attend.  It is a rigid, lesson-focused class with NO allowance for discussion or debate, and NO attention paid to the issues we are facing today, the CRISES we are faced with each and every day in this country.

     We have a Governor and president that lie and lie and lie and commit crimes against our country and our people. We have tyranny breathing down our necks, and our very Faith is being ridiculed, attacked and banned, while immorality and dishonor are being lauded as the only way to live!  Our rights and protections are being snatched from our very hands, while this group sits like a bunch of old cronies in rocking chairs and reads about the color of the curtains in the Temple or what route the Apostle Paul walked. Are you KIDDING me?  Yes, every word in the Bible is important, but we are on the very brink of losing our country and becoming slaves to a despotic government! Heaven forbid one of us brings this up in Bible Study or asks to talk about it, or even to extend the class by 20 or 30 minutes for the purpose of discussing it.

    I am a grandmother, and I do NOT want to be "Shushed" when I comment on the state of my grand-children's future!  I want to SCREAM as the class files out promptly at 8 p.m and races to their cars after an hour of YAWNING over how many grains of sand were on a certain beach in the Middle East about 1000 years ago. Sure, there is a time and place to study ALL of God's Word, but there is also a time to look into what He says about what is happening RIGHT now and how we should respond to it. It IS in the Book, so why are they afraid to read it or even talk about it?  I know it isn't possible that I am the ONLY Christian that feels this way. Look at the article I posted last week about the church that held a Second Amendment Sunday ! They are PLUGGED-IN and paying attention. They are preparing their flock and their children for what is to come and what we should be doing as Soldiers of God.  AMEN?

     Any church and clergy that are NOT facing reality and taking action, will have much to answer for. Christians must STOP hiding and denying and get off the pews and into the meeting rooms and the streets. Join hands and say, "No More!".  Molon Labe!   JJ


Tonight's Links:

FIGHT for your RIGHTS, Christians!

Libs and Tyrants, You Have Been WARNED!


Cuomo kin say nope to pope
March 14, 2013 12:14 p.m.

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo (left, pictured with Mayor Michael Bloomberg) likes Pope Francis but says he's not the right choice for the times. Photo: Buck Ennis
Updated: March 14, 2013 1:41 p.m.
The puff of white smoke appeared above the Sistene Chapel Wednesday night in Rome—and members of the Cuomo clan in New York City breathed a sigh of disappointment.
The Roman Catholic family of Gov. Andrew Cuomo said they were discouraged by the choice of the traditionalist Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the church's new Pope.
"I don't think he's what we need right now in the Catholic church," said Madeline Cuomo, Mr. Cuomo's younger sister. "We're looking to move the church forward, with gay marriage and women priests. He's going to turn back the clock."
The Argentine cardinal who was elected pope Wednesday is a conservative choice: he has opposed abortion, same sex marriage and ordaining women priests. For their part, the Cuomos were rooting for the local choice.
"[Cardinal Timothy] Dolan would probably have been closer to where the church is at the moment," former Gov. Mario Cuomo said. "It's the United States and it's New York and it's a different kind of personality."
On a personal level, the new pope scored high marks with the former governor. But on policy, the elder Mr. Cuomo said he took issue with the new leader of the Catholic church. "It's hard not to love this new pope right from the beginning, especially when you hear how he's lived," Mr. Cuomo said. "He's as saintly a pope as we've ever had. On the other hand, there are many parts of the church that need mending and everybody understands that. This pope has not had an opportunity to do that kind of work.
"The way he's lived has been simple and admirable, but it has not taught him how to deal with the high pressure of huge problems in the church," he said. "The whole question of women, the question of marriage—not even the question of same sex marriage which is a recent development—but the whole idea of priests not being allowed to be married. That's led to a lot of unhappy relationships and ugly relationships by people who are basically sick. That's something this new pope will have to deal with."
Mr. Cuomo said he would not comment on his son's somewhat complicated relationship with the church. Andrew Cuomo is divorced from the mother of his three daughters and lives with his longtime girlfriend, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, in what a consultant to the Vatican's highest court called "public concubinage." In 2011, the consultant called for Mr. Cuomo to be denied communion. The governor is also pro-choice and one of his major victories in office was legalizing same sex marriage in New York State. His office was not immediately available to comment.
The governor's younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, kept the family's views on the subject out of his reporting this week, when he was live at the Vatican covering the election of Pope Francis I.
"[Chris] is knowledgeable about the church because he was in Catholic school for a long time and a practicing Catholic for a long time and discussing the problems of the church intellectually for a long time," Mario Cuomo said.

Homosexual activists are aggressively targeting the Boy Scouts of America attempting to strong-arm them into amending their membership policies to include gays.

The Boy Scouts of America has a long-standing policy of not admitting homosexuals believing it would be a distraction to the mission of the Scouts. In fact, they write in their membership policy "same-sex attraction should be introduced and discussed outside of its program with parents, caregivers, or spiritual advisers at the appropriate time and in the right setting."

They conclude that the purpose of Scouting is not to "introduce or discuss" these topics.

I have just signed a national petition supporting the BSA's right to set their own policies and govern as they see fit.

We ARE Winning !!                                           3-22-2013

        We ARE winning the battle for our 2nd Amendment. Not just in New York State, but all across the nation.  The Conservative Right is Silent No More and the outrage will continue long after this fight for our guns has ended.  There is MUCH more to be done that should have been done a LONG time ago.

        Next week, Christians all over the world will be preparing for the Easter holiday and Jews will be celebrating the Passover. This is a very special time for believers, probably the most spiritual time of the year. Yet even this sacred occasion is now considered an "Affront" by non-believers and just as they have with Christmas, the empty and miserable among us are attempting to steal our joy and our right to worship freely.  Their LOGIC ?  They claim that their right to Freedom From Religion is being violated.

        Many, many public schools are banning the word "EASTER" and replacing it with, "Spring Festival".  LOL!!  Well, the libs are correct about the Constitution endowing them with Freedom FROM Religion just as it endows believers with the Freedom OF Religion, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  The Right to choose is a wonderful gift.  Still, I don't think I have ever heard a case of a non-believer being dragged off the street and into a church where they were doused with anointing oils or Holy water, have YOU?  Seems to me, that most believers respect the rights of others to NOT believe.

        Pro-Abortion Liberals are VERY fond of the following statement:  "If you don't like abortion, don't GET one!".   Well, I say THIS:  1) "If you don't like guns, don't GET one!".  2) If you hate religion, don't go to church!".  Or how about, 3) "If you hate America and her freedoms and traditions, don't LIVE here!".   So the liberal lunatics are claiming that crosses, crucifixes, creches, and the Star of David should not be publicly displayed because it is, "In Their Face".  Oh boy, push my buttons why don't they?!  In THEIR Faces" ?!

       How about all the Gay Pride crap that has been pushed into OUR faces and crammed down our throats for the past 50 years?  That is an affront to ME and all other Christians as well as a majority of the heterosexual population. Do what you want, but keep it to yourselves a little, huh? What about their total destruction of St. Patrick's Day parades? Do they think that is okay with all the people of Irish descent, most of whom are Catholics? They don't CARE!  They literally FORCE their "alternative lifestyle" into everything we hold dear, yet THEY are offended by crosses and creches, the word "Christmas" and now "Easter"?  I say, "Deal with it! What's good for the goose...".

        These "people" tout their atheism and depravity, yet want to infiltrate Christian Organizations like the Boy Scouts!  Isn't that a tad hypocritical? Why not exercise their rights to organize groups of their own?  That doesn't appeal to them because it isn't about equality, it's about vengeance. It is deliberate, hateful "punishment" of those of us who do not share their views.  This is true of ALL the whiny, sue-happy, pushy Liberal groups and minorities. They GOT their "equality" a long time ago and THEN some. What they are after NOW is simply revenge on mainstream Conservative Americans. Misery loves company, and the miserable hate that we find contentment in our faith and morality. Liberals are mentally incapable of grasping the concept of "Live and Let Live", or meeting others half-way. 

     Our schools are guilty of aiding and abetting the hateful agenda and of indoctrinating our children with liberal poison.  They have become little more than dens of vipers, demonizing guns, Tea-Partiers, Christianity, and opposition to homosexuality. They terrify the kids with Political Correctness and the "consequences" of what THEY consider Hate Speech. They push the Global Warming lie on them by showing pictures of cuddly Polar bears and telling our kids the bears are drowning by the hundreds every day! It's absolutely demented!  If I had a child subjected to that by a member of school faculty, it would be the LAST time it ever happened!

       Conservative Americans have been pushed far beyond the brink of "patience" and "fairness"  and we are tired of always being the only ones to "give".  Our "Tolerance" accounts are bankrupt!  These latest crusades of the "Progressives" have reached the point of outlandishly ridiculous, highly prejudice and offensive and in some cases, downright illegal! Where are OUR rights? We have been bullied and harassed and berated for half a century and it is now PUSH-BACK TIME!  NO MORE! 

      Take a look at our latest map posted below and watch the little video I shared. This map makes a powerful statement, doesn't it?  Guess where the majority of New York's Liberals live?  That would be fine, if they STAYED down there, but instead, they come up here for their weekend R&R, summer vacations and retirement, then get right to work trying to cram their liberal ideals into our communities.  I was recently told by a NY Legislator, that there is a proposal before them to make downstate a separate state. What a GIFT that would be!  Yet it will never happen. Can you imagine the Tyrants like Bloomberg and Cuomo letting go of upstate's money? Not likely.

      So locally, there are a lot of people opposing the sidewalk project for oh so many reasons.  It's a well-organized effort and I see the project taking a deep nose-dive very quickly.  I just wish folks in town were that passionate about the corruption !   Take heart, it is officially Spring and though it may not seem much like it now, all of a sudden things will be green and we'll be asking ourselves how THAT happened!  LOL!  Have a great night!       JJ


Tonight's Links!

The Most Awesome Video!

Christians and the Public Schools

What the 2A Meant to those who Wrote IT!


A Testimony Like No Other!


Gun rights group files federal suit against NY law

March 21, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen's groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners on Thursday requested an injunction to stop the state's strict new gun control law enacted in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

The federal suit, filed in Buffalo, said the law violates the constitutional rights of "law-abiding citizens to keep commonly possessed firearms in the home for defense of self and family and for other lawful purposes."

The challenge takes aim at two key provisions of the law: a lower limit on magazine capacity and an expansion of the state's assault weapons ban to include some popular and formerly legal semi-automatic rifles.

The law pushed through by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 15 — the first new gun restrictions in the nation following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — also requires registration of an estimated 1 million older guns.

Other provisions require five-year renewals of handgun licenses statewide, direct mental health professionals to notify authorities of patients deemed likely to seriously hurt themselves or others and require federal background checks for private gun sales in New York. It will require registration of ammunition sellers and buyers.

The law also reduces the size of legal magazines from 10 bullets to seven, though lawmakers and Cuomo have recently proposed amending that.

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the lead plaintiff and NRA affiliate, said it was bringing the suit on behalf of its 45,000 members. President Tom King has estimated there are about 4.75 million gun owners among New York's 19 million residents. Other plaintiffs include the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association, Beikrich Ammunition Corp., Blueline Tactical & Police Supply, gun manufacturer Bedell Custom and the Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education.

"Criminals have and use magazines without any limitation in capacity. The act's provisions on magazines put law-abiding citizens at a grave disadvantage to criminals, who will not comply with the seven-round limit," the suit said. Likewise, it said the ban on assault weapons, "a pejorative term," is being broadened "to describe countless numbers of rifles, handguns and shotguns that were commonly possessed under prior law."

The suit seeks a ruling that both provisions violate the constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms and the 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the laws as well as injunctions stopping enforcement. The suit does not challenge many other provisions, including stronger penalties for gun crimes.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, named along with Cuomo as a defendant, said Thursday the law is "making New York communities safer, while ensuring constitutional protections to responsible gun owners. My office will continue to aggressively defend the protections embodied in the law because every New Yorker deserves to live in a safe neighborhood free from the threat of gun violence," he said.


MEDIA  WATCH - STEP ONE!                    3-27-2013

It's time to start holding the media responsible for their failure to report honestly and fairly. We all know that this has been going on for years and reached an extreme point during the first Obama campaign. Here we are, almost 5 years later, and the media complicity and bias has become so expected and accepted that we are no longer shocked at their lies and cover-ups. Nor do we put any faith in what they have to say. Unless of course, you are an Obama or Cuomo fan, and are hearing what you WANT to hear. In that case, I am sure you LOVE the media of today!

Earlier this week, I posted a video of Bradlee Dean and his high-school program. This video and accompanying article, showed clearly what is happening in our schools and what our teens are REALLY feeling and asking for. The news has been telling us the opposite for about 6 or 7 years now, covering for the Socialist agenda being pushed in the public schools by claiming that it's what the kids WANT. B.S! The media would have us all believe that every kid in a public school in America is anti-God, anti- heterosexuality, anti-morality, Pro-abortion, etc.,etc. NOT TRUE!

Our federal government has done things that are nothing short of atrocities and you all know that I and millions of other Americans see Obama, Holder, and Hillary Clinton as murderers. HUNDREDS of politicians and government employees are guilty of crimes ranging from theft to treason to violations of the Constitution, and the MEDIA, aids and abets them by down-playing the facts, displacing blame, and flatly refusing to investigate and discuss the actual FACTS. If it will reflect poorly on the Teflon Muslim or any of his Islamic Czars in the White House, it is covered-up by the media. Most of our major media outlets are owned by extremely wealthy, American Jews. Elitists like Bloomberg who wish to be Kings. Remember when Eric Holder said that Americans needed to be “Brainwashed into seeing guns as evil”? Well how do you suppose they accomplish this “brainwashing”? Through the MEDIA.

We have seen the bias right here at home with all the false and inaccurate reports that have been published in our “Official Town Newspaper”. The deliberate and systematic trashing of good and decent candidates that resulted in major losses in the elections. The cover-up of the election fraud and questionable counts and ballots. The refusal to print comments and/or letters from the Conservative candidates or their supporters and the absolute worship of the selected favorites of the powers behind the papers. Their failure to report the Gabriel/Christopher Steadman violation of election laws and his subsequent appointment to the Town Ethics Board BY those who abetted him in his crime. It goes on and on and on. The Media has POWER, but only if we fall for the hype.

Yesterday morning as I was having my first cup of coffee, the CBS morning news was on and they reported on a College Commencement Address that was given by General Petraeus. The reporter zeroed-in on the fact that the General apologized several times to the graduates for his personal indiscretions . It went on and on about the affair the General had with Paula Blackwell, the emails, the injured spouses and careers, you know the game. I listened very carefully, and when the reporter stated that the affair had come to light as a result of “An Unrelated Investigation”, I could not believe I had heard him right! So that's all the Benghazi situation was, an “unrelated investigation”?? HOLY CRAP! Not ONCE, in the entire report, was the word “Benghazi” uttered.

They continued to blame Petraeus' loss of his government position on the affair, which we all know is a lie. We KNOW why Petraeus lost his job, and the affair was nothing more than a convenient excuse for the Obama Administration to hide behind. They WANTED us to focus on the tawdry details of an affair that was none of our business, but should have been kept between the players and their spouses, rather than look at the REAL , unacceptable details of what this dysfunctional government did to those men who were screaming for help! The Media made it possible for KILLERS to be excused, while the infidelity of two adults was criminalized. THAT my friends, is POWER. Power that WE must take away.

PACT has organized groups statewide to hold the media accountable for what they do and do NOT report and HOW they report it. The campaign will begin in mid-April and will continue until we have groups nationwide that will hold a microscope to all the media outlets and hold their feet to the fire. In other words, this is a group that will likely NEVER be dis-banded. It is also but ONE group of many we have organized to address the lies, of the media AND the government at ALL levels. Every law, every vote by legislators, every violation by any official, and all cases of prejudice against Christians and Conservatives by the Liberal left, will now be brought into the light by literally THOUSANDS of objectors. PACT has GROWN up and we are FED up, and will no longer wait for those of you who accept the unacceptable, to WAKE up.

If New Lebanon thought I was tough on the dishonest officials before, they are about to be SHOCKED by how much harder I will be in the future. Fair warning to our Town Board; Game Over. You WILL follow the town codes and laws to the letter. You WILL respect the people and their opinions and you WILL no longer be protected by media or cronies at county. Which leaves you with only ONE choice. Serve honorably or get OUT! Cuomo is DONE, and each November in the next few years will see the removal of more and more of your minions and protectors, fewer and fewer Democrats and Liberals at the helm. It's okay, you can always move downstate!

Wealthy Democrats upstate will no longer be able to “Buy” power and control and neither will Liberal Republicans like Dean Skelos. ALL done. Even the Liberal Messiah himself, is on dangerously thin ice and if all the articles of Impeachment that have been filed against him come to the table, he won't be here to see his second term to its end. Impeach HIM, and his Czars all go with him! If Congress fails to Impeach, it falls to the Senate. If the Senate fails to impeach, it falls to the Assembly, and if THEY fail, it falls to the military. How do you suppose the military feels about Obama and the Muslim Administration these days? LOL! The DHS will go away and FEMA will be stomped on by the people they are aiming their MILLIONS of weapons at. All that ammo that is unavailable to our men and women in uniform will be useless, because believe THIS; the government cannot buy enough ammo to stand against the people, the law enforcement officers, the active military and the veterans, the private militias and the preppers. Not even CLOSE.

So, PACT has a new message to the Socialists, Communists and so-called “Progressives”. STAND DOWN! Hands OFF our Constitution, HANDS OFF our kids, HANDS OFF our Faith and our money, and HANDS OFF our GUNS! To the Media, Tell the TRUTH or pay the consequences. To Governor Cuomo, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid and Joe Biden, THANK YOU! You have managed to wake the Sleeping Giant that I could not wake on my own.    JJ


Tonight's Links:

GOOD Gun Stories and Why We Don't Hear Them

Constitutional Scholar Speaks on the 2A

So Democrats are Pro-Rape

Government Hogs Ammo Needed by Law Enforcement and Military!

Liberal Elitist Gun Hypocrites


Gov faking care of business, execs fume


Last Updated: 1:34 AM, March 25, 2013
Key business leaders are privately portraying Gov. Cuomo’s widely panned state budget as a bitter betrayal of two years of promises to reverse New York’s longstanding anti-business reputation.
“In a single stroke, Cuomo has reversed all he claimed to be doing during his first two years to make this state at least a little friendly to the private sector,’’ said a leading business official who, like several others, demanded anonymity for fear of the governor’s political retaliation.
“He’s handed the state back to [spendthrift Assembly Speaker Sheldon] Silver,’’ the source continued.
While business leaders weren’t surprised that Cuomo won approval for a costly minimum-wage hike — he’d pledged to do so for months — they were shocked he agreed with Silver (D-Manhattan) to hand out tax “rebate’’ checks of $350 or more to a million families when he’s up for re-election next year, at a cost of $370 million.
“That’s one of the most blatantly political moves ever. Boss Tweed would have been proud,’’ said another prominent business leader.
Cuomo, elected on claims of being a fiscal moderate with pledges of greater openness, or “transparency,’’ in government dealings, never mentioned the election-year “rebates’’ in his State of the State Address or in his original budget proposal.
He resorted to sneaking them into the state’s fiscal plan at the last moment.
Business leaders are also infuriated that Cuomo refused to permit a scheduled drop in a “temporary’’ assessment on energy costs for all consumers to take effect, in effect a tax increase of more than $200 million a year.
“We were resigned to the minimum wage, but the failure to act on the energy surcharge was very damaging, and it illustrates the governor’s lack of interest in fixing the underlying tax-climate issue in this state,’’ said a well-known business leader who backed Cuomo’s election in 2010.
“And it is incredible that at the same time the energy surcharge was being continued, they’re going to spend $370 million to give people checks in an election year.’’
Cuomo also went back on his word to end the “temporary’’ surcharge on wealthy taxpayers — which during his 2010 campaign he said was damaging the state’s ability to hold and attract corporate executives.
Cuomo even likened his promised elimination of the tax to dad Mario Cuomo’s deeply felt moral opposition to capital punishment.
A Cuomo administration source is flatly denying the governor’s claim that his new anti-gun SAFE Act was carefully drafted, saying the governor himself wasn’t even aware of some provisions when it was hastily enacted into law.
“The governor thought the limit on the size of [gun] magazines would only apply to assault-style rifles, not to handguns,’’ said the source.
“That’s why there’s the big problem now with handguns, among other things in the statute.’’
The legal sale of virtually all semiautomatic handguns will soon be impossible because Cuomo’s law limits the size of bullet-holding magazines to seven shots, virtually none of which are manufactured for sale.
“Much of what’s in the law was drafted by people connected to Mayor Bloomberg and the Brady Center, not by the governor’s staff,” the source said. “That’s why there are so many problems with it.’’
Meanwhile, opponents of Cuomo’s SAFE Act were outraged last week with the disclosure that the state would pay $500 bounties to persons reporting the illegal ownership of weapons.
“This is turning neighbor against neighbor, and it is rubbing peoples’ noses in it,’’ said New York Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King, who has predicted that hundreds of thousands of owners of assault-style rifles that must be registered under the new law would refuse to obey it.
“If you thought people were disturbed and upset about the new law, they are just totally outraged over this bounty,” King added.


"Note: Stacked here are every page of Obamacare regulations published through last week. The newest ones are the stack at the bottom. On the chair, next to the stack is the original 2,700 page Obamacare legislation. This stack is 7 feet 3 inches high."


 A LOT Going On....                                               3-25-2013

    So much to discuss today that it's difficult to choose a starting point. I believe I'll begin with the horrific killing of an infant in a stroller in Georgia.  Since we can no longer trust the media to be accurate or truthful, we have only what they report to go on.  As of this morning, the story was that two Black Males, one about 15 and the other between 5 and 8 years of age, approached the baby's mother in the park and demanded money at gun point.  When she explained that she was poor and had no money to give, the older boy shot her in the leg and left ear, both minor wounds, then threatened to kill her child.  She begged them to understand that she had no money, but the teen was not buying it and coldly walked up to the stroller and shot the baby in his face. A 15-month-old BABY, dead! So what do you suppose the lefties will do with this story?

     They will blame the gun.  Well I say, "What about the PARENTS?". WHAT were two kids under 16 doing with a gun in their possession and WHY was a kid between 5 and 8 years old not in school or at the very least, under parental supervision? Was the older boy his brother, possibly charged with the younger boy's care?  We'll have to wait and see, but it's immaterial anyway.  Irresponsible parents MUST be held accountable for the criminal actions of their minor children!  That's number ONE.  Number TWO, is tougher penalties for crimes committed with ANY weapon, be it a gun, a knife, a baseball bat, whatever.  GRAANY is donating financially to the reward for the apprehension and punishment of these two kids and we WILL insist that the 15 year-old be prosecuted as an adult. This is a sick, dangerous individual that has NO business walking free among the people.

     Which leads me to the EYES again. I have stated MANY times on this site, that the "Eyes are the windows to the Soul", and that almost EVERY mass-shooter or serial-killer, has the Black-Marble eyes of an empty soul. These are people devoid of any sense of right vs wrong, and of any compassion or remorse. They are Sociopaths and easily recognizable.  Charles Manson had those eyes, as did Holmes and Lanza and numerous other killers. See the photo below of the teen that killed this innocent baby in cold blood. Look at the eyes and tell me it isn't obvious. Now, let's imagine that the baby's mom had been armed with a small handgun.  She herself may have still been wounded, but she could have saved her baby's life and eliminated an evil human at the same time!

      Mark my words, this event like ALL events involving a gun and a lunatic , will be blamed on the inanimate object and NOT on the sick, badly-parented, thug that made the decision to take innocent life.  So how do we stop gun violence?  HOLD PARENTS RESPONSIBLE and STRENGTHEN and ENFORCE the laws we already HAVE!  Zero Tolerance!  The mental-health side of the gun issue concerns me greatly. Yes, if someone is an absolute certain danger to others, they should be reported as such and barred from legal gun ownership. However, I feel that this is a regulation that needs to be clearly limited and monitored, as someone who has taken a mild tranquilizer at some point in their lives, or a mild anti-depressant, does not fit the description of a dangerous individual. There is a huge opportunity for abuse of mental-health reporting and even of FALSE reports against an individual for purposes of revenge or stigmatization. Thin ice.

   Yes, the eyes ARE the windows to the soul, and they are also the betrayers of the liar. Few people can look you directly in the eye and LIE.  Obama can, and a few of our local officials can, I have seen it myself.  Still, it is not the norm. Most liars will look away or down, rather than betray themselves through the eyes.  Most of the people who are able to lie easily while looking right at you, are able to do so because they often BELIEVE what they are saying.  Tyrants strongly believe in their evil agendas and are therefore, experts at swaying the sheep who are unable to think for themselves.  Is Obama American-Born? Absolutely not. Is he a Christian? Absolutely NOT. Does he care about America and her people? Absolutely NOT. He is a liar, and a very effective one.

      He KNOWS that he is a liar, he is not ill or mis-guided, he is just a LIAR, and a remorseless one at that. Lying is the forte' of the Democratic Party. ALL politicians lie when it suits them, but Obama seems to be totally incapable of being truthful about ANYTHING. His past is a secret, his records are sealed and he has STRONG alliances with our enemies. He denies all responsibility for anything that could possibly reflect poorly on him or expose him as the Muslim, non-American, Socialist, murderer that he is. Hence. the nickname, Teflon Muslim.  Our school children cannot get a White House Tour due to the fantasized "Sequestration", yet the Muslim Brotherhood and their families got a full tour this week!  How does THAT work for ya'?  America is broke, yet Egypt gets $250 million dollars and numerous planes, tanks,etc. at OUR expense.

      The Obama vacations go without saying, we all KNOW that story! We also know that most First Ladies averaged 4 to 6 personal aides, while Michelle Obama has 56!  I realize that it takes more experts and make-up to make her look acceptable, but 56?!?  It goes on and on, you know the drill.  I think the most chilling, and telling thing the White House has done recently, is the purchase of MASSIVE amounts of ammunition, tanks and armored vehicles.  Retired military officers are stepping up and endangering their own lives to expose the agenda and the preparations for Civil Unrest.  The ammo purchases kill two birds with one stone. It keeps ammo OUT of the hands of civilians, while arming the government with enough ammo to supply a 20-year war!  If this doesn't make you want to pee your pants, what WILL? What will it take to make the apathetic among us, wake up to reality ?

      I have always asked my readers to never take my word for anything they are suspect of, but to look into it for themselves. The proof of what is happening is everywhere and easily accessible. Trick is, you have to stop denying, stop ignoring, and stop accusing those of us who are trying to warn you, of lying to you.  LOOK into it.

       Another issue we MUST address and quickly, is what is happening in our public schools. There is an article posted below that has several short videos for you to watch. This is blatant PROOF of the indoctrination and liberal agenda being pushed in our schools, AGAINST the wishes of the students! I get emails from teenage boys all the time, wanting to know what THEY can do to help save the 2nd Amendment.  These kids are actually working to make a difference in their schools, by demanding truthful history lessons, facts about what happens to a nation following disarmament of its people, and study of the Constitution.  They deserve it and they WANT it. The Media would have you believe otherwise.

       GRAANY is a national organization of many,many, Fed-Up Patriots. We are doing MUCH more than fighting for the 2nd Amendment. we are branching out and directly addressing other issues of importance to Conservative Americans.  I have groups in every county in New York that are working solely on these other matters, our schools, veterans, churches, Seniors, Law Enforcement, and of course, the Media Bias.  The outreach effort for the downstate region of NY is also a priority and I have a special group taking that on as we speak.  Willing volunteers contact me daily , actually frothing at the mouth to get involved! We welcome them all with open arms!  From this, I have learned that Liberals are NOT the majority at all, and that their party is, Truly coming to a close. 

     So what are YOU doing to help? What value do you place on your freedom and the fact that America is the LAST, safe, free place in the world?  If Socialism wins, there is nowhere left to go. Tell the government NO, they cannot have out guns, our Constitutional Rights, our kids, our power, and our futures. They will NOT place restrictions on who or how we worship, where we will live, eat, drink, or receive medical care. Americans, remember , WE are in control, NOT the government!  For so long . we have allowed ourselves to brain-washed into thinking that we cannot survive without the government handouts, programs, grants, regulations,etc. Not only CAN we, but we can do it BETTER! Smaller government and more personal freedom and responsibilty have been proven to be the the most effective and successful means of growing and preserving a nation. 

      Government's role was always meant to be a very small one, and even that, at the will and direction of the people.  WE allowed them to get out of hand, gain control of every facet of our lives, and essentially, "RULE" us. That isn't how it's supposed to be folks!  It's time to remind the government and OURSELVES, that WE own this country and WE will decide how it is run, what is spent, and what our children will be taught!  Of the People means ALL the people, not just the Liberal Left, the Democrats, the liars and deviants, the Socialists and Traitors, the power-hungry elite, but ALL of us. It is not THEIR America, it is OUR America!  Wake up and think about that, then DO something to set it right!           God Bless!  JJ


Tonight's Links!

The Evil is in the EYES!

Why American Kids Don't Excel.

What is Going ON in our SCHOOLS ?!?!?

Ammo Buyout?

Who to Impeach First?

The Birth Certificate, AGAIN?  Yup.

Libs and Terrorists; You have been WARNED!

Hold Parents Responsible !


White House tours open for Muslim Brotherhood front groups & families

Posted on March 25, 2013 
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, recently toured the White House and met with multiple officials. According to the group, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, “cited ISNA as his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community.”
The Obama administration’s close relationship with ISNA is about more than photo ops and press releases. It is about policy formulation. The input of ISNA is so treasured that the officials coached the organization on how to engage the White House.
On March 8, ISNA President Mohamed Magid joined 10 other religious leaders in a 90-minute conversation with President Obama about immigration reform. Also present was senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke at ISNA’s 2009 convention. Three days later, Magid took part in a meeting with President Obama where he got “recommendations” in preparation for his Middle East trip, including some from groups with a history of defending Hezbollah.
“Over the past two years, I-along with my White House colleagues-have benefited from the advice of many of your [Magid’s] organizations through our Office of Public Engagement,” said Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough on March 6, 2011 during a speech at the mosque that Magid leads.
ISNA’s White House tour included spending time with George Selim, the White House Director for Community Partnerships, who is an annual speaker at ISNA’s conventions. Selim previously admitted that “hundreds” of meetings have taken place between government officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, another group with Brotherhood origins that was designated an unindicted co-conspirator.
The U.S. government stated that ISNA is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity when it designated it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation. A federal judge upheld the designation in 2009 because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas. A1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo lists ISNA and several of its components among “our organizations and the organizations of our friends,” and a 1988 document says it is part of the Brotherhood “apparatus.”
The FBI had sources inside the U.S. Brotherhood network reporting that ISNA was a front as early as 1987. The source traveled on behalf of ISNA and allied groups and he told the FBI that he is “convinced that this organization has a secret agenda which includes the spread of the Islamic Revolution to all non-Islamic governments in the world which does include the United States.”
The source provided a secret ISNA document in 1988 that “clearly states that ISNA has a political goal to exert influence on political decision making and legislation in North America that is contrary to their certification in their not-for-profit tax returns,” says a declassified FBI memo.
ISNA’s White House tour was part of its Founders Committee meeting.
Read it all & ask your elected officials wtf they are doing to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic.

Retired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizens

On Saturday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired United States Army Captain from Fort Worth, Texas, posted a letter on Facebook that he wrote to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, warning that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to go to war with the citizens of the United States.

"It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America," his letter began.

The retired officer expressed deep concerns over "recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems."

Capt. Hestilow added a statement that Barack Obama made during his 2008 campaign.

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military],” he said.

He also accused the administration of "deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense," which he said is the "only legitimate agency" with the mission of conducting combat operations.

In his letter, Capt. Hestilow called on Congress to demand that the DHS surrender their weapons systems to the Defense Department. He also accused the DHS of enforcing the "tyrannical acts of this president" and said lawmakers should dissolve the agency "as soon as possible."

"One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation," he added.

Capt. Hestilow said that Americans cannot "be so naïve" as to think that what happened in Germany cannot happen here.

Earlier in the week, Capt. Hestilow asked his Facebook followers who the DHS intends to kill with the weapons and ammunition that it has recently purchased.

"Short answer," he wrote. "You and me! Anyone they think is standing in their way to impose a new Marxist government! Anyone who stands for the U.S. Constitution!"

"If I live and still have a page to speak out on later this week, I will discuss a proper Constitutional response in a couple of days. Standby. Out," he wrote on Thursday.

Capt. Hestilow ended his strongly-worded letter with a simple declaration: "We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!"


Police Departments Suffer From Ammunition Shortage and High Prices

John Martin, owner of Shooter’s Depot works with his ammunition stock Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, on Shallowford Road in Chattanooga, Tenn. Martin says demand has been so high for ammunition, he had to limit his stock of ammo to range members only. (Photo: AP/Chattanooga Times Free Press, John Rawlston)

Ever since gun control discussions began in such earnest after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., firearms and ammunition have been flying off the shelves. Store owners have said they can’t restock fast enough and demand has driven up the prices. But what about those who need ammo for the jobs and have budgets that have remained stagnant or even declined, like law enforcement?

An Oklahoma police department is saying it is taking donations and coming up with other innovative ways to get their hands on necessary supplies that it can’t seem to afford or that it cannot find in stock at this time.

KJRH reported Jenks Police Department Chief Cameron Arthur saying some departments are bartering for supplies and even cutting down on the number of bullets loaded in firearms to stretch stocks.

“Most police departments are having a very difficult time even getting the necessary ammunition for handguns, shotguns and especially rifles,” Arthur said. “With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun because of the shortage of ammunition. We get to the point where it is difficult to have enough ammo to train and also equip the officers.”

Arthur also said the department received a $3,000 donation from the community for supplies and has had some donations of goods from the U.S. military.

Overall, Arthur expressed his primary objective to KJRH, which is to make sure officers and citizens are kept safe.

“Statistics would show that about one out of every five officers that are killed are killed with an assault-type rifle. We are being out-armed and out-manned in regard to these type of weapons day in and day out. So it is critical that we have access to superior fire power,” Arthur said.

But this Oklahoma department is by no means the only one rethinking its operations due to an ammo shortage. Police departments in South Carolina and Georgia have expressed how difficult it has been to get their hands on a timely supply of ammunition. The same holds true for departments in Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan who are also waiting for backordered supplies.

Watch this report about the ammo shortages:

Some have made the connection between the ammo shortage and the Department of Homeland Security’s hope to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammo over a four to five year period. CNS News stated:

Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year.

Here’s another report that questions this amount of ammunition being purchased:

This is not to say that DHS has answered to congress, but it did address the purpose of its solicitations for ammo in February. The Associated Press reported it saying the supplies would be needed for law enforcement agents in training and on duty officers:

Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as “strategic sourcing contracts,” which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

Dixon said one of the contracts would allow Homeland Security to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years for its training facilities. The rounds are used for basic and advanced law enforcement training for federal law enforcement agencies under the department’s umbrella. The facilities also offer firearms training to tens of thousands of federal law enforcement officers. More than 90 federal agencies and 70,000 agents and officers used the department’s training center last year.

The rest of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition would be purchased by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal government’s second largest criminal investigative agency.

TheBlaze has also reported military experts in the past saying the government buying millions of rounds of ammo is “perfectly normal” as an individual in training can go through thousands of rounds.


Sadness and Anger                          3-29-2013

         Good Friday. A day of sadness for Catholics and Christians all over the world. Not a devastating sadness, because we know how the story ended, but a sad remembrance of rejection and injustice . A time to ponder the suffering and the price of our redemption.  Remembered by many and forgotten by even more. How could there be anything sadder?

        I attended the Seder dinner at my church tonight and will be returning to church at 2 a.m for my hour of the Easter Prayer Vigil.  It's a time I look forward to each year because it is an experience that is like nothing else I have ever done. Once a year is not enough, but then again, if it were more often, it might not be as special. 

       Despite the objections of the Atheists and the complicity of our education system and media, Easter comes anyway. Christmas comes anyway. God exists anyway and loves those who hate Him, anyway. Today was sad, but Sunday will be joyous. Easter has always been a joy for me, even as a child in an Atheist home. My father was always home that weekend, which looking back I find odd, because he was a long-lines Trucker and was away for a lot of holidays.  Yet I don't recall him missing a single Easter. He took such pleasure in hiding the Easter baskets for my sister and me and watching us search the house in the morning to find them.  Then he would make us his special breakfast, soft-boiled eggs chopped over chunks of buttered toast in a big mug. It was the only thing he could cook and the only TIME he would cook, and it was awesome!

     Easter is no longer about bunnies and baskets for me, but I still wake up with anticipation of and joy for  the Gift.  It's much better than chocolate!


                           I'm sad tonight though, and it has little to do with Easter.  I spoke with an educator this week who told me things I hadn't realized about our public schools. I knew they had become Liberal indoctrination centers and dens of iniquity. I knew that there was little to no control of the classrooms and no respect for the teachers, and I knew that God had been banned from the buildings.  What I didn't know, was how much the Teacher's Unions in America hold sway over the educators and staff to force-feed our kids literal poison.  Teachers today are under constant threat of losing their jobs if they fail to "Comply" with the Democrat Dumbing-Down and brainwashing of America's youth.

              High-School kids that know the difference between Socialism and Capitalism are RARE.  These are Americans who have never known AMERICA.  They never will. We pay school taxes to have our kids taught that everything that is wrong in the world, is right, and that all we were taught was right, is wrong. Teacher's Unions publish magazines and newsletters for educators that contain nothing but Socialist views and curriculums, infringement on the rights of parents, tolerance for deviance and corruption, Worship of B. Hussein Obama and strong "SUGGESTIONS" as to how they are expected to VOTE!  These publications instruct teachers on what NOT to teach about American History, in other words, to NOT teach the TRUTH.

             Now they want us to hand our babies over to them at the age of three, for 8 to 10 hours a day, six days a weekEarly indoctrination is the most effective indoctrination. I read an article just the other day by a Marxist who said, "Give me your children at three and by the time they are six they will be mine, forever.".  What a coincidence that that is EXACTLY what Andrew Cuomo had proposed for NY State Schools!  Please, if you are a Christian, a Conservative , a Patriot, get your kids OUT of the public school system!  If you can't Home-School yourself, find a group that does it, but get them out of the government's hands. TALK to your teenagers about what they are and are not learning in school and SPEAK out against what you find objectionable. Teach them about America's TRUE history at home and educate them about Socialism and its perils. Read the Constitution together and discuss the importance of Freedom and Rights. Don't leave your children's minds to the liberals to twist.

             I also have learned that believe it or not, New Lebanon is considered one of the Top Ten most liberal schools in NY State!  Worse than Westchester County and NY City! I was shocked, and still am. OUR high school was responsible for the demise of the Youth for Christ Program at the Episcopal Church and the loss of Rick Morgan, who was an awesome role model for the kids. That isn't only sad, it is prejudice and persecution of the believers in this town and once I get the Safe Act issue cleaned up, I will be looking more deeply into this issue. So should YOU!

         Before I leave for church, I want to mention this, as I feel it is yet another terrifying development for NY.  Remember our chats about Agenda 21? I know a lot of you did not believe me about that, but now it is IN YOUR FACE, right here at home!  YOUR rights as a homeowner and free citizen are now being compromised by Agenda 21 in its most early stages. Andrew Cuomo AGAIN, is planning to institute his "Green NY Act" which will severely limit the way you will be allowed to use and enjoy your own property.  So it begins.  I knew it would come, and I also question the timing of this as well as the Gay Marriage uproar. Are they simply distractions to draw our focus from the Gun Grab?  Very possibly. If you care to learn more, I suggest you attend the meeting in Stephentown on April 12 at 7 p.m. This meeting is projected to run for three hours and will be an explanation of the property rights you stand to lose under Agenda 21.  Hate excessive zoning NOW? You haven't seen ANYTHING yet!

             God Bless and Be Informed.          JJ


Tonight's Links:

Martin Luther King and Civil Disobedience

No Sequester Effects for Obama's Daughters

Justice: The Smell is Sweet!

Bloomberg is LITERALLY Insane.
One for the GOOD GUYS!

Obama’s Gun-Grabbing Judge Nominee Implodes
With all the hoopla surrounding same sex marriage in recent days, you may not have heard that President Obama suffered a major political defeat in his attack on Second Amendment rights.
The president was forced to withdraw the nomination of radical New York lawyer Caitlin J. Halligan to the critical District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Jack Park wrote about the nomination previously.)
This is more than a mere political win for Republicans. The withdrawal is an important victory against the Left’s gun control agenda. It prevents a virulently anti-Second Amendment jurist from getting on the D.C. Circuit, which is viewed by some as a stepping-stone to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Conservatives viewed the twice-filibustered Halligan as radical largely because of her open hostility to gun rights. On March 6, the Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to end debate on the nomination, voting 51 to 41 to move to a confirmation vote.
Halligan, who asked Obama to withdraw her nomination, opposed the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that was enacted to stop Second Amendment opponents’ efforts to deliberately bankrupt gun manufacturers through baseless litigation. In 2003 she admitted playing a role in state lawsuits that sought to take the extraordinary step of holding gun makers liable for criminal acts committed using handguns.
“These lawsuits specifically targeted gun manufacturers for liability similarly ludicrous to holding a manufacturer of scissors liable for the foolish, careless, or malicious actions of people who injured others (or themselves) with a pair of scissors,” according to Judicial Action Group.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said the idea that gun manufacturers could be held legally responsible for criminal acts committed with the weapons they make was a “dubious legal theory.”
That’s an understatement.
This past Friday the president said he was “deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination.”
Curt Levey, president of a good-government group called Committee for Justice, told me in an interview that because Halligan had already been defeated in two procedural votes, “it would have been a slap in the face to the Senate” for Obama to press on with the nomination.
The Halligan implosion comes as a CBS News poll released this week suggested Americans are growing weary of President Obama’s anti-gun hysterics. Although public support for stricter gun control laws climbed to 57 percent after the attack on the schoolhouse in Newtown, Conn., in December, it has since plummeted to just 47 percent.