Social- izing ?                                                               5-15-2018




                        I'm starting off tonight with the New Lebanon, School Budget Vote. Biggest waste of time and energy, EVER. 

                        In my own opinion, the right to vote is a priceless gift and a right that all Americans should exercise at every opportunity. It is our DUTY to vote. Yet I did NOT vote today.  Even when the options are less than desirable, and despite the inarguable proof of voter fraud in recent years, I believe that every vote matters and that voting is essential. I ALWAYS vote, but not today.

                        Here in New Lebanon, and in other towns as well I'm sure, voting for the school budget is a joke. For well over 30 years, it has been the same old story.  1) The budget passes the first time around regardless of the ridiculous amount of money being requested for so few students. 
                          2) The budget doesn't pass. The board tweaks the numbers and puts the budget up for a re-vote.

                           3) Repeat Step Two until the budget DOES pass after the "NO" voters get sick of re-voting and stop coming.

                         So why bother? The outcome is always  pre-determined. The only question is how many re-votes it will take for the school to get what it wants. 

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                          By now, it is common knowledge that there are petitions around town in opposition to removing the former Miller property from our tax rolls. Nothing unusual about that. What IS unusual, is Joe Ogilvie running around and taking photos of the pages of these petitions. The Battalion Leader of the "GIVE-US-THE-LAND-TAX-FREE" group, is a little nervous and needs to know how many City Liberals to bring to the Public Hearing. LOL!

                           It isn't illegal in any way to take photos of the petitions, but it is very WEIRD in a LOT of ways to do so! I think Joe should provide a list of how many people on HIS side of this issue are Tax-Paying residents of New Lebanon. The last time this matter was discussed in a meeting, Ogilvie and Company brought numerous youth from Darrow, maybe teachers, maybe students, but NOT payers of property taxes.  Just for a head count, not a fair representation at ALL.

                           Who are THEY  to have a voice in this issue?! Ah, but the Left cares nought for important details that don't fit their agenda and they will stoop to any tactics to WIN. Funny thing is, Joe Ogilvie was one of the loudest voices in opposition to the 12 million dollar school budget that passed last year. HIS kids do not attend New Lebanon schools, they are students at the Mountain Road School. So Joe felt unfairly burdened by school taxes that did not benefit his kids. So how is it now okay with him that other taxpayers will be burdened with the taxes lost if the Rail Trail gets the property in question? Well, because he WANTS the Rail Trail, that's why!

                             The Rail Trail is not at issue here, but removing more viable, taxable land from the tax roll , IS.  In reality, it will be YEARS, if EVER, before that trail manages to gain the necessary easements to even make it as far as the property in question. Yet this group of transplants expects the hard-working taxpayers to take the hit and let them have that land tax-free for a project that will likely never be completed.

                              Inside information from the NYS D.E.C, has clearly proven that the 3.33 acres ARE able to be built upon again or used for a small business. So do NOT buy the lies that are telling you it is "Useless Wetland". 

                              It's YOUR tax dollars folks, so if you care at all, attend the public hearing at the N.L Firehouse on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30. Remember, if you can NOT attend, an email or phone call to the Town Clerk expressing your view, WILL be counted! We should ALL be counted!
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                            I have always been a fan of "Man on the street interviews". Lately, I've been watching them less often because the ignorance among my Fellow Americans is often too much to digest. I did watch one tonight featuring Will Witt, and he was asking people at random what they think of Socialism.      Most of the people questioned had no answers, because they have no grasp on what Socialism even IS.   Yet they demonized Capitalism which they also had no understanding of !  One woman actually said she thought it was a great thing, and when asked why she felt that way, she said, "Well look at you and me, we are Socializing right now !"   God Help Us.

                            Is it any wonder why America is failing? The deliberate and methodical dumbing-down and indoctrination of our society through media and public schooling has been very successful, and the woolly flocks are growing by the day.  Be afraid folks, be VERY afraid.

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