OCTOBER 2016 ARCHIVES


 Don't Sweat the Small Sticks                                              10-5-2016



              Some awesome weather, huh? I see folks out in their yards doing Fall chores and enjoying the crisp air and pops of color. It's nice. 

               There are so many projects on my own "To-Do" list that I think I'll have to sort them into "Must-Do" and "Wanna-Do" categories. At some point, I need to take some time to get my gallbladder out, since I've put it off for three months now. I told the Dr. that October is not an option, there's just no time to sit still and recover! LOL!!

               Puppy Reagan is growing like a weed. Height-Wise,anyway. She is still all legs and paws, gangly and flexible as a wet noodle. She is adorable, but she is also the most challenging pup I have ever had. Countless litters of German Shepherds and their parents have inhabited this cabin over the years, but this one? If she is awake and loose, she must be supervised. Even in the dog yard which is raked daily, she manages to find sticks, stones, and dirt clods to eat. EVERYTHING goes into her mouth! 

               In a pinch, she will resort to chewing the deck, the play equipment, and the railings, or digging holes to China.  I'm considering changing her name to, "No-No, Bad Dog". She has destroyed her new bed, countless toys, her crate door and two leashes. This is not a dumb dog by any stretch, in fact, she is very intelligent, but she is also stubborn and independent, so it's a battle of similar wills. Imagine THAT! 

                I've decided to try not to sweat the little things, and focus on what matters, like her basic obedience issues.  She is still a baby. In my opinion, we all need to take a breath more often and not fret over little nothings.  So for now, I'm not going to sweat the small sticks. 

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 BY the PEOPLE                                                              10-6-2016


                   What happens when a government that is charged with ensuring the safety of its people, fails to do so? 

                    In America, the reaction to Obama's aversion to possibly "insulting" outsiders, has been little more than verbal complaints and a few petitions. Despite the indisputable proof of this administration's refusal to secure our borders, the People have not responded appropriately. 

                    Far too many Americans have become dependent on and subservient to the government, forgetting that it is within their own power to demand action from said government. Our younger generations are often ignorant of the fact that government's FIRST and most important duty is to keep them SAFE. It is not government's job or within their power to control our lives or fill our selfish needs and desires. 

                    Our people have fallen prey to years of liberal indoctrination through media and education. They have become weak, misinformed and uninformed, a nation of sheep being slowly led to slaughter. So few of us are Constitutionally aware or even interested in what our rights and powers ARE, that we have stood silently by as our freedoms are stolen from us by a group of elitists who are ravenous for wealth and control.

                     These days, people care more about trees than human life, more about illegal immigrants than our own soldiers and veterans, and choose Political-Correctness over Free Speech and National Security. Our universities now have "Safe Rooms" for students who fear being "Offended" by someone with differing views. When I was in school, a Safe Room was usually located in the basement, tagged with a Civil Defense plaque, and intended to secure our safety in the event of an enemy attack or natural disaster. There were no Spaces allocated to protect us from emotional duress, insults, or verbal debate. We were stronger than that! 

                     What the HELL have we become ?! Who have we allowed our children and grandchildren to become?  How have so many of us managed to forget our own history and remain asleep at the wheel for decades? When did we cease to be free-thinking, mature, and self-reliant ADULTS?  We are no longer a proud nation or people. We no longer are defenders of Freedom and Morality as Americans once were. Today, we are merely victims of our own apathy. 

                      Every single hour of every single day, criminals and enemy combatants are entering our country unimpeded. They have already successfully infiltrated our communities, our schools, and our government at all levels. Meanwhile, the government turns a blind eye and the People are silent. When was the last time you took a close look at who Obama's "Czars" are? How about his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett?  Islam is now prevalent in our White House, our Pentagon, and our Capital. How have we accepted this as "Normal" and "Okay"? 

                      Despite media claims to the contrary, the recent influx of Muslim "Refugees" numbers in the hundreds of thousands and should another Democrat take the presidency this year, that number will quadruple in 2017. Future attempts to stem the flow will fall on ears that we have allowed to become deaf to the voice of the People. The consequences of our failure to exercise our Constitutional powers over the government have been, and WILL be, devastating.

                      We need only to look at Europe to see the deadly result of the refugee invasion. The Media is again complicit by not reporting the truth of the crisis in Europe or the fact that 75-80% of these so-called "Refugees" are not families seeking safety and asylum, but young, strong, MEN. Men who have left their families behind to suffer while they carry out their goal of Islamic World Domination. 

                      Unlike the intimidated and sissified men of America, a growing number of European men are standing up. THEIR government also has ignored the objections of their people and failed in their obligation to keep them safe. So the People have decided to take matters into their own hands. They are uniting and organizing to keep their homeland and families safe and their culture strong. 

                      This massive movement is another thing you will never hear about from the mainstream media and if you ever DO, the European Patriots will be disparaged and labeled as cold-hearted Racists and Extremists, tagged as "Dangerous Terrorists". The useless government and blood-thirsty invaders will be painted as the "Victims", just as they are here in America.  The U.N will encourage and fund the campaign of misinformation while supporting the disarmament of European and American citizens. 

                     THIS, my friends and enemies, is why gun sales in America have soared since 2008, and reached historic levels just since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy! Look it up ! Arm yourselves folks, because this deplorable excuse for an American government will NOT protect you, your loved ones, or your property. They will in fact, make YOU the Enemy of the State. So, only YOU can protect what matters. Take a lesson from the people of Europe before it's too late. 






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 Town Board Meeting                                                10-12-2016


                   Another good meeting. People are STILL talking about the shocking differences with the new board and Supervisor. It just really IS that much better! 

                   When I first began attending Town Board Meetings in 2006, it was not unusual to see no more than two or three members of the public in the room. Now, it's common to see anywhere from 15 to 30 or so. In a town this small and apathetic, that's HUGE. 

                    The motion to purchase a new truck for the highway department was approved, and though it is a big expense, it is also a dire necessity. I find it interesting that so many people blame Jeff Winestock when money needs to spent on highway maintenance and congratulate him when a motion is passed such as the one last night. Jeff doesn't understand these responses either. He sees himself as exactly what he IS, our Town Highway Superintendent. New equipment is not for HIM personally, it is for the town and the residents. Those who complain the most about the costs are the same ones who complain the loudest when the road is slippery or not plowed quickly enough. 

                    If folks bothered to look into the budget and expenditures of the Highway Department since Jeff has held his position, they would find that compared to most other towns, we spend the minimum, in great part due to Jeff's frugality and willingness to fix and patch as long as possible. I have been to countless meetings in which Jeff has spoken about how to best save the taxpayers the most money. He's an old-fashioned guy and he knows the value of a dollar. He's VERY good at what he does and I for one, appreciate his efforts and that of his team. 

                   It was asked last night if the D.O.T plans to paint the white lines on the Rt. 20 shoulders over the new paving. Apparently, due to the crookedness of the yellow lines that have already been done, the striping will be done all over from scratch before the snow flies. LOL!  Did you even notice the wavy yellow lines? I didn't. Maybe most of us just drive that way anyhow. Whatever, I'm just enjoying the smooth pavement and grateful it got done.

                   Broadband is still being worked on and Colleen mentioned that we need competition rather than a monopoly on these services or we will find ourselves right back in this rut 10 years from now. She stated that companies won't strive to provide the best service at the lowest prices unless they have competition. WOW! You know what they call THAT folks? CAPITALISM. It's a wonderful thing. 

                    The speeding on back roads issue was also mentioned last night. Several roads are on the list for needing posted speed limits, and two that are already posted are on the enforcement list, Cemetery and Shaker Roads. That's the real core of the issue, lack of enforcement. Police don't have the time or manpower to run speed traps on every little road, but when they have received numerous complaints and requests for attention, they should make some effort. It isn't helping Shaker Road any that the new, Shaker Museum is deliberately directing visitors to use Shaker rather than Rt. 20 and Darrow Road, as they SHOULD be doing. As they have been politely ASKED to do by Shaker Road residents who are fed-up with the heavy traffic and speeders.
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                    So yes, I gritted my teeth and watched this week's debate. It was quite entertaining to watch these two close friends pretend to despise one another. Two sides of the same coin for the most part. Only difference I see between them other than gender, is that Trump hasn't been connected with over 36 murders and hasn't been investigated by the FBI for Treason yet. That makes him the lesser of the two evils. It would be nice to have a woman president, but how about we wait for a female candidate of integrity, character, and honor? Everyone was SO excited about the First Black President, and look where THAT got us! 

                    Obama is still only HALF Black anyway, and just because he denies his own mother's race and has publicly said so, doesn't change the fact that he is half White and always WILL be. LOL!! How any American of normal intelligence voted for that piece of crap TWICE, is beyond my ability to understand or excuse. How any American, especially WOMEN, could vote for Hillary is even MORE mind-boggling! People are Brain-Dead. 

                     This embarrassing election was over the minute Trump was nominated. Done deal. He is there for one reason and one reason ONLY, to lift the crazy old, liberal witch to the highest position in our country. He's doing a great job! The GOP is still attempting to pull their support and remove him as candidate, but that will NEVER happen. It was already tried several months ago, and ARMED GOONS  blocked the votes from being delivered to the RNC ! This unbelievable event was also allowed to go unchallenged. These days, crime among politicians is acceptable by the Left, their Media,the D.O.J, and the Puppet Masters who fund them, like George Soros. 

                    The revelations about the depth of Hillary's corruption and slimy history that have been released by whistleblower, Julian Assange, have been astounding, yet they too, are being ignored by the media and the complicit D.O.J. A Republican candidate who committed even a tenth of the crimes Hillary has, would most definitely be in prison. A citizen would be serving life for the same. Yet here she is, running for President of the greatest country on earth, and she WILL win. Her election was bought and paid for long ago. 

                    It is no wonder that the American people are so disheartened and hopeless. It is no wonder that there is so much division among the parties, the voters, the races, etc. It is all manufactured and pre-decided by the rich and powerful and We the People have surrendered our own power and voices. So very sad to watch. 

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 NOTICE:  Due to the installation of new carpeting, the Library will be closed on Monday the 17th. So our next Constitution Study will be on Nov. 7th. First and third Mondays from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Our facilitator is Mark Rowe, a Marine Veteran and Constitutional expert. ALL are Welcome! 


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 Choose NOW!                                                            10-15-2016


                   For many years I have listened to "Progressives" and "Bleeding-Heart Ignoramuses" preach to the choir about "Compassion ".  

                   People who live encapsulated lives in the Land of Plenty, dedicating themselves to "Forcing" their fellow Americans to take care of the problems of others all over the world. Even our enemies, such as Jihadists who want to behead us. Fifty years ago, those of us who watched our old, black and white TVs were shown ads and documentaries about emaciated children in Africa and other, undeveloped nations. Who among the older generation doesn't recall having a parent push them to eat their veggies by saying, "There are starving children in Africa !" ? 

                   Billions of dollars donated by Americans were and are spent to feed the hungry in other lands. Organizations like the Peace Corps and countless others, supposedly spent decades attempting to educate impoverished foreigners in the ways of self-sufficiency. Despite huge humanitarian efforts, education in agriculture, animal husbandry, sanitation, hygiene, literacy, birth control, etc., the TV ads and pleas for donations continue to this day.

                    I sometimes wonder if the stick-limbed, swollen-bellied babies we see today are merely retouched pics of the same kids we saw in the 1960s.  If not, then WHY has nothing changed? Where are the fruits of our money and sweat equity? An even better question would be, "Do these kids even exist?" Who knows ?! I am a card-carrying doubter of most of what the mainstream media and the government have to say about anything and everything. I need more than their propaganda and fork-tongued B.S to convince me of what is REAL.

                  Recent claims of drowning refugee children have tugged at the heartstrings of many Americans, causing them to be more accepting of the mass influx of Syrians. A closer look however, brings the real picture into clearer focus, literally. Those of us who care about FACTS, are aware that the vast majority of these so-called, frightened Syrian families, are actually young, healthy males. They are NOT terrorized families seeking safety, but Soldiers of Islam.  Mainstream media not only refuses to show the pictures that prove this, they actually publish edited photos of over-turned, home-made boats surrounded by flailing refugees and "drowning" children. 

                  Allow me to show you an UN-edited version of a photo that has been seen by most of us. (see below). Notice the man standing a few feet away from the group in the water. See how the water line barely reaches his belt? So how is it that those beside him are drowning?  It's all manipulation, folks.  Much like the photos we saw of the 2016 Commemorative March in Selma. We all saw the Obama family leading the march, but we did NOT see George and Laura Bush who marched an arm's length to the Obama's left in the original photo. The media edited the Bushes OUT. 

                  Another interesting thing about that photo becomes evident in side-by-side comparisons between it and the photo of the first march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the older photo, American Flags can be seen in the hands of almost every marcher. In the 2016 photo, there is not one, single flag to be seen. Were they edited out along with George and Laura Bush, or is the absence of flags a frightening confirmation of the death of patriotism? 

                  The media tells us what to think, believe, support, and accept. They tell us how we should speak and behave, dress and eat. They guilt us for daring to oppose the Leftist views, deviant lifestyles, political corruption, lying politicians, and moral decay. They manipulate our minds and hearts with lies, embellishments, edited photos, false tragedies, etc. Meanwhile, we fail to question what we see and hear. We have lost the ability to think independently, to actively seek truth and facts via other sources. It's so much easier to let the government think FOR us, and it is oh, SO perilous!

                  Almost all the citizens of North Korea believe that their country is a wealthy Super-Power, that no better place exists on the earth. Their minds are 100% controlled by their government-run Media. Nothing is more effective than media in gaining total control of the people.  As bad as biased, slanted news is, truthful news that is with-held from us is every bit as dangerous and influential. 

                  In recent months, I have lain awake on numerous nights, overwhelmed by the plight of the people of Venezuela. How much has our media had to say about this humanitarian crisis? Very little. If we were all fully aware of the horrifying details and human suffering occurring in that country right now, the Left would have NO chance of furthering their agenda. What IS that agenda and what IS behind the collapse of Venezuela? SOCIALISM

                 The never-successful political system that is championed by American progressives, Millennials, Environmentalists, and Lazy, Liberal Morons. (sorry for the redundancy). There are two camps within the Socialist movement. 1) the power-hungry tyrants at the top, and 2) the ignorant, slothful, immoral, dependent idiots who want their government to solve their problems, take "care" of them, and yes, even THINK for them.

                 That 2nd Camp is crowded with useful idiots that fail to understand or consider the consequences of Socialism. So when a Socialist/Communist country like Venezuela fails, the media is silent. A mutiny among the sheep would spoil the price of the wool, would it not? That is why people who are fed-up with media lies and control, can't afford to waste their time simply complaining about it. We must stop trying to change them, and instead, BECOME them. WE must become the MEDIA.

                It's the little nobodies like you and me who are the only ones who can or will expose the horror of a Socialist government and the diabolical intentions of the D.C Democrats. Only those of us who are informed can tell others in our circles the Truth. Tell them about the literal starvation, lack of basic necessities such as hygiene, and medical and health products, that the Venezuelans are experiencing. Show them the photos of the bread lines, the fist-fights over a roll of toilet paper, and the arrests of men who dare to attempt to smuggle diapers and powdered milk into the country for their children. 

                 Make certain to tell your Liberal friends about the families who have been forced to kill and eat their beloved pets because there is no other source of protein available. Make it real, because it IS real ! Then , be sure to tell them WHY and HOW this happened in a country with the potential to be one of the wealthiest and most successful on earth. Remind them that Venezuela once WAS a stable nation, a popular tourist destination, and a financially strong homeland to millions of good people. ASK them why our government is so much more concerned about Middle Easterners who despise us, yet ignore the depth of suffering in a peaceful nation?

                Ask why the Liberal Progressives find it more pressing to screech about a possibly endangered species of butterfly or offensive speech, or demand undeserved, special protections for sissies and special interest. Why do they fight for gender-neutral public bathrooms, same-sex marriage, and the "rights" of anti-American athletes and celebrities to both literally and figuratively piss on our flag. Their misguided "compassion" fails to include the REAL victims.

                 Where are the Liberal Bullies when the Bureau of Land Management is burning cattle alive in Nevada and Oregon?  Where are their whiny voices when it comes to AMERICA'S hungry and homeless, or the thousands of veterans who take their own lives every year?  Nor do we ever hear the Liberals stand up for the lives of the over 300,00 unborn babies that are murdered in America annually. Where is their outrage at the Race Baiters, the despicably corrupt Democrat and RINO politicians, the cold-blooded murders of Police Officers by members of Black Lives Matter, or the influx of dangerous, illegal immigrants?  How about the massive slaughter of Christians and Homosexuals in the Middle East at the hands of Muslims just like the ones that Hillary Clinton wants to bring to America by the hundreds of thousands?

                  The list of atrocities that are ignored and sometimes even supported by American Liberals is endless. Their priorities are as skewed and senseless as the rest of their views and causes.

                   What is happening in Venezuela is a nightmare, yet the desperation of those people is kept under wraps because the D.C Democrats simply don't CARE about those victims and they don't care about YOU! They are concerned only with winning the votes of people who are not smart or informed enough to see through the lies. They care only about gaining and retaining wealth, power, and CONTROL. For them, the end justifies the means, and that includes murder. 

                  A government that would deliberately spark wars through lies, stage the mass shooting of small children, or homosexuals in a Gay nightclub, or would deliberately eliminate an Ambassador to Libya who knew too much, will stoop to evil deeds that are beyond the average person's ability to imagine or believe. 

                   If WE fail to seek and report the truth of the present crisis in Venezuela as the direct result of Socialism that it IS, low-info voters will continue to elect those who fully intend to destroy Capitalism and Freedom in America. We WILL be the next, Socialist country. November 8th is approaching rapidly. It's time to choose. 

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The "Drowning" Refugees. The box shows the section of the photo that the media published.
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Planning Board                                                         10-19-2016


               Planning Board meetings are always interesting and calm. Even if Planning and Zoning isn't your thing, the ins and outs of government oppression via regulations and land-use restrictions are things we all need to be familiar with.

               Just looking at the paperwork and the steps required for a simple building permit, change of use, business start-up, or renovation is mind-boggling! The amount of information that must be slogged through by members of Planning and Zoning Boards is beyond ridiculous, and they do it for FREE. Home owners who are subjected to the tyrannical, freedom-leeching steps to use their property as they wish, should be outraged. 

               Sadly, like everything else that matters and requires our objections, people respond to limitations on how they can live on their own land as "Normal". It is anything BUT normal.  When the opening of a very small business in a rural town involves the State, County, and Local governments, the D.O.T, the E.D.C, the D.O.H, and a host of other ABC and 123 agencies, something is very wrong. To ME, if you pay your property taxes, keep your property clean, and refrain from practicing illegal activities on said property, then what business is it of any government officials? 

            Things like Crack Labs and Whore Houses should be discouraged to say the least, but if someone wants to sell used furniture and displays a number of pieces on the front lawn of the business, they should be allowed to do so. Why should they be limited as to the number of items or what "Type" of items they can display outdoors? If it isn't junkyard eligible or grossly unsightly, it's nobody's business. It's YOUR land, YOUR business, YOUR home. 

                Though there are different rules for homes and businesses, it doesn't really matter in the end. Both are severely regulated by people who have no right to do so. I am NOT speaking about the members of the Zoning or Planning Boards, I am talking about the idiots in offices in Hudson, Albany, and Washington,D.C who makes laws and set rules that seriously limit our freedoms. 

                 Just take a minute to really consider how many agencies have a say about the things you do that are LEGAL and innocuous. Make a list and don't forget to include all the newer, "Green" movement restrictions. I think you'll be surprised at how much control government holds over you that you didn't even realize was there. We have become SO accustomed to simply "Obeying" rules, whether they are Constitutional or not, whether they are oppressive or not, that we simply follow the flock and do as we're told. Such Good Little Sheep!

                One of the things I like about OUR Zoning and Planning people here in New Lebanon, is the fact that the majority of them SEE the excessive requirements just as clearly as I do, and they too, crave a simpler approach that is Freedom-Friendly. They go above and beyond to be fair and compassionate to the residents and business owners. In fact, THESE are the very people we need to come together and QUESTION the intricate web of countless rules concerning property use and rights. THESE are the people who can change it, simplify it , and make it SANE.

               If Zoning and Planning folks all over the country say, "Enough", change becomes possible. If Town Boards stand up to the extreme  environmentalists and supporters of "Sustainability" and "Ecological Overkill" , change is possible. I have always believed that real change must start at the bottom and work UP. What is done locally, MATTERS. 

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               Ruth Abram sent her "Representative" to tonight's meeting to submit a map and preliminary proposal for the home and property that she is buying on Rt. 20 for the new, Behold New Lebanon  headquarters. You can be sure that the money for the purchase was made available by one of the MANY, MANY grants she has received, some of which she lied to get. Yep, we have our very own Hillary Clinton right here in our town.
 Truth seldom enters into her agenda. 

               Seems Ruthie is away in Italy until the end of this month. Isn't it convenient that every time she SHOULD be appearing before a board, she is absent and sends someone in her stead?  There IS some GOOD news here though. Some of Ruth's former admirers have seen the light and are leaving her in the dust. Many of the original "Exhibitors" have walked away from Behold, and now even her fellow "Organizers" are following suit. The ones I have spoken with have all given similar reasons for bailing out. They can no longer abide Ruth's "Queen Complex" , her control and hunger for attention, and most of all, her bully tactics in FORCING this program upon the residents. WOW!  I'm not the only one to feel that way, after all! 

             Some folks are just slow-learners when it comes to knowing a fraud when they see one. They have to learn the hard way. As they did with Benson, and now with Ruth Abram. So many people are taken-in by empty words and fail to look at behavior instead. What Ruth did in Manhattan was a crystal-clear indicator of her lack of character and concern for the rights of others. A leopard doesn't change it's spots just because it changes it's location. She was a bully in NY City and she is a Bully in New Lebanon. 

             The property that she intends to make the new BNL Headquarters is 100% inadequate to what she plans to do there. It is half an acre, long and narrow, and smack dab between two private homes. Will these homeowners be amenable to tourist traffic and the Big Yellow Bus with the nasty driver, running in and out on weekends? That remains to be seen. Tonight was merely an opportunity for the Planning Board to advise the Behold representative of what they will need to submit with their application for "Change of Use". Since that representative is one of the many who are abandoning Ruth and her fantasy program, the information will be left in the hands of Ruth herself and her soul-sister, Erminia. They may actually HAVE to appear at some point. 

             Fred Haley will of course, take some of the weight of this application process for the Golden Girl, as he always DOES. I might add that he will NOT be cooperative with the Planning Board should they oppose any of Ruth's plans. Mr. Haley can be and has been, seriously abusive to our officials and loyally dedicated to the support of Ruth Abram. Grant money goes a LONG way in buying loyalty.  The best piece of the evening, was learning that the faded, eyesore of an ADVERTISING mural stuck to the front of the Gallup Inn building, will be coming down at the end of the 2016 BNL season.

            The Planning Board firmly reminded the BNL rep tonight that BNL was told they could NOT hang the ad in the first place, but their decision was ignored and the ad was posted. It has now been there for three years, and the exhibitors pictured in that ugly ad, are no longer involved in the program or even INTERESTED in being involved. By the way, if this program is all about New Lebanon, why does it now include more exhibitors from Stephentown than New Lebanon?  Why did Ruth tell Alan Chartock on live radio, that ALL employees and exhibitors of BNL are residents of New Lebanon?! Um, because she is dishonest, that's why! Even the rep that appeared at tonight's meeting, is not a New Lebanon resident any longer!

           So this will be an interesting issue to watch over the next few months. As always, I will keep you posted. 
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            Yesterday's summer weather gave my family and neighbors the opportunity to have an outdoor movie night on my front lawn. My son made an awesome screen, and there was fresh popcorn, traditional movie theater candy like Milk Duds and Raisinets. We sat on straw bales and watched the original, black and white version of "Night of the Living Dead".  It was awesome. 

              It's colder tonight, more in step with what October weather should be. Much to finish before the real chill comes in. The valley has been beautiful in the past week or so with the terrific Fall colors. I love this place. Help me preserve it. 
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 Pic #1) Here is my son's dog, Ruger, posing on my side porch yesterday.
 Pic #2)  Reagan has learned to FLY!
 Pic#3) VERY out-of-scale map submitted by Behold at tonight's meeting.




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  Violator's Votes                                                             10-24-2016


                   There are a lot of states discussing the voting rights of convicted felons right now.  Should these criminals have their voting rights restored? 

                   The bottom line is of course, that the Democrats are seeking to add to their voter base. They aren't satisfied with the thousands of dead people who vote for them every four years, nor are they happy with the illegal immigrants, feminists, government-dependent idiots and minorities, indoctrinated college kids, LGBT groups, atheists, Muslims, and supporters of abortion consistently voting Democrat. They want Felons, too. Why not? Most of the state and federal level Democrats ARE  felons. 

                    So as the "Progressives" are known to do, they are pushing for the restoration of "Rights" to those they know will vote for THEM. Killers, Rapists, Pedophiles, and Drug Lords who are still incarcerated or serving life sentences should NEVER be allowed to vote. Yet the Democrats know that these are the very ilk that will support them, so they are suddenly concerned with the voting rights of these felons. Approximately 7 out of every ten felons in America, votes Democrat. THAT should say a LOT. 

                     For ME, there is no question that incarcerated criminals shouldn't have the right to vote. However, what about Ex-Cons who have served their time and paid their debt to society? If it were up to me, I would say, "Yes", their voting rights should be restored as soon as they are released from prison.  Until and unless the felon re-offends, they should be allowed to vote as Americans citizens in American elections. Hard as it may be to envision a cold-blooded killer casting a vote for President, this is still America and felons who have served their sentences and earned their freedom have also earned their right to have a say in our electoral process. 

                    There are plenty of dangerous criminals who have yet to be caught or convicted, who vote in every election and realistically, I would prefer a parolee having voting rights to a practicing felon. Truth be told, the Clintons are both un-convicted felons, and they shouldn't have a vote,either!

                    Regardless of how we feel about it, once the price is paid, voting rights should be restored. Illegals however, should never, EVER have any vote in America. Nor should they have a license to drive, or receive welfare, or enroll their children in our schools. The only "Rights" that illegal immigrants have in America are, 1) Humane Treatment, and 2) Expeditious Deportation. 

                   America desperately needs to institute a fool-proof, Voter I.D process. We MUST be able to ensure that the dead don't vote, illegals don't vote, and LEGAL citizens vote only ONCE per election. It's a No-Brainer and a simple task to put a database program into use that would keep our elections fair and clean. The Democrats however, continue to strongly oppose Voter I.D because it would make cheating too difficult for them. They know they cannot win honestly. 

                  Yet these same Democrats are the very people who scream for draconian vetting processes for law-abiding gun purchasers. Think for just a minute, about how many things we do daily that require a photo I.D. Yet anyone can vote, even if they are no longer breathing! If another Clinton Criminal ends up in our White House, we will never see Voter I.D come to be. In fact, we will be forced to physically fight for our freedoms. I hope the "Progressives" realize that they too, will lose. They are the loudest, whiniest, most needy and demanding babies on earth, and how do you think they will like losing THEIR First Amendment rights to Free Speech, Expression, and the right to protest?  LOL!!  Now THAT would be justice!

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Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats

By PAUL BEDARD  Washington Examiner




A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.

Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.

But despite recent moves in states to notify convicts that they can vote again, the study finds little evidence that they do, undercutting Democratic efforts to get them to the polls.

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The study looked at three states which are reminding convicts that they can vote after leaving jail: New YorkNew Mexico and North Carolina.

They provided the following Democrat-to-Republican breakdown in felon party registration patterns:

– New York: 61.5 percent register Democratic, 9 percent register Republican

– New Mexico: 51.9 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican

– North Carolina: 54.6 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican

Overall, said the study, there are 5.8 million eligible voters in jail, about 2.5 percent of the voting age population. Most are young black males, it added.





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 REPUGNICANS                                                         10-27-2016


              It should be no surprise that once AGAIN, the New Lebanon Republican Party Committee has done absolutely NOTHING this election.

             The little "clique" of corrupt cronies is totally useless and represent no one but themselves. If a candidate happens to have something to offer them personally such as a mortgage loan, a desired position, or some other "Favor", they step-up for that candidate. otherwise, they do Zippo. 

              In fact, our local RPC is every bit as slimy and corrupt as the state and federal-level Democrats. It's disgusting. Things are no better at the county level,either. The Republican Party Committees sit on their hands and asses then wonder why the liberals manage to win elections that they statistically should not. 

             In New Lebanon, I see Zephyr Teachout signs all over the damn place, but only two or three for FASO.  This is not an indication of a Democrat Majority, but rather of Republican Apathy. Not to mention the outright THEFT of the few FASO signs we HAD, including on the famous Rt. 34, the home of so many Liberals and RINOS. 

            Many Republicans are rightfully disillusioned by their party nationwide. I am one of them. They no longer represent our Conservative views and traditional values. For that reason, many Republicans are jumping ship for other parties such as the Conservative, Independent, Constitutional, and Libertarian. Who can blame them?? 

             I personally contacted the FASO Team TWICE in recent weeks, asking for signs. I even volunteered to pick them up and distribute them myself. I received NO response!  Where ARE the Republican Committees in this effort? It is their JOB, their RESPONSIBILITY to get these things DONE, but they aren't doing that or much of anything else. So what exactly, IS their purpose ? Anybody ??

             If you happen to be a Republican, ask yourself when was the last time you received a mailing, email, or phone call from our local committee. How about the County Committee? Have you ever been noticed or even heard of any meetings, fundraisers, ANYTHING? No, you haven't. It's time to re-examine our so-called "Leadership" and hold a changing-of-the-guard, don't you think?

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             So, one of my present projects is turning a fence into an old, western town. The Jail needed a criminal to look out from behind the window bars, so I got my trusty art brushes out and MADE one. I think it's appropriate, what say YOU?







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