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democracy is perfected, the
office of President
represents, more and more
closely, the inner soul of
the people. On some great
and glorious day the plain
folks of the land will reach
their heart's desire at last
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occupied by a downright
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Next NEACA Gun Show is in
Watertown, NY at the Watertown Municipal Arena off
Coffeen St on July 26 and 27.... ... This new show has a
250 table capacity and we are inviting all military
personnel in uniform and with a current military ID to
come to our show FREE! There are 15,000 US troops
stationed a few miles north at Fort Drum ... don't all
come at once BOYS!! You dealers should be there to
meet and greet the troops and give them some good buys.
See our Gun Show Page for more details.
SAUGERTIES GUN SHOW REPORT
June 17, 2014 ~ Dave Petronis
After threats of protest, a Friday thunderstorm
of drenching rain followed by extreme humidity and deep
pools of rain water our Saturday morning crowd at the
Saugerties Ice Arena Arms Fair was only a trickle.I thought we were in for another slow show
continuing the trend of bad weather during the week with
gorgeous weekend sun that was keeping our crowds doing
But the trickle became a steady flow and we ended
up with a decent public attendance.I sold two military WW II rifles within the first
hour and continued on with buying and selling until
about noon when the traffic became light again.The beautiful spring weather won out and with
lots of things going on, the public stayed outside in
the sun instead of coming inside to buy our guns.
Reports from other gun shows confirmed that the
light public attendance was spread completely throughout
the circuit and that trend seems to have begun in mid
Naturally, some dealers had excellent shows, some just
good, while others did poorly; the nature of the beast
even though gun and ammo sales are still hot.Supply of what attendees want, however, is still
tight, or even non existent while prices are high.
Regardless of rosy economic forecasts by this
current and morally corrupt administration in
Washington, there is not a lot of disposable cash in the
hands of middle class Americans but there is plenty of
doom and gloom to go around.The weekend news of Bagdad potentially falling to
radical hoards of Muslims resembling the scourge of
Genghis Khan spurred on talk of wasted American lives
and incompetence in the White House.It also spurred the renewed urgency of buying a
gun and some ammo.
The Hunter Mountain Country Fest also brought
some celebrity singers to our NEACA Arms Fair in
Saugerties; Travis Tritt and Brad Paisley were said to
be seen Saturday at our show but not by me!I must have been busy doing business and was
quite disappointed considering I had a cased Travis
Tritt Commemorative Single Action Army revolver among my
display; I wonder if he saw it?Also, one dealer reported speaking with Willie
Nelson and his Manager! Then on Sunday we had Hank
Williams Jr. stop by; I did manage to talk about some
antique Smith and Wesson Schofield revolvers with him
and converse about an old friend of mutual acquaintance.A few of the exhibitors had photos snapped with
Hank and one even managed to get three front row seats
for Sunday night’s concert and even a back stage invite!Way to go Hank!Still wish you bought that Schofield, call me!
All in all, the Saugerties Arms Fair was an
overall nice event, no protests, and as usual no
problems; the concession stand and arena personnel were
terrific and the show was another NEACA success.Some of our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors
Associates had a great show while others didn’t quite
manage a good profit but we all had fun and an
opportunity to meet new people and some celebrities to
If all goes well in our future, we will return
next year amid lots of offers of help in getting the
word out to the surrounding gun clubs and gun
enthusiasts so our exhibitors can afford their own
return to a great little village and our second
Saugerties Arms Fair.Thank you to all who contribute support of NEACA
and your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
June 6, 2014 ~ Press Release for
NEACA Arms Fair and Sportsmen’s Expo at the
Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties, NY
Amid the controversy of our NEACA Arms Fair I
present the following;
Let Dad do
what he really wants to this Father’s Day Weekend … let
him go to the “Gun Show”! That’s right girls and
boys, mom’s and wives … daddy wants to peruse the
exhibitor tables at this weekend event being held at the
Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties, NY. And go along with
him because not only are there guns but rather there’s
something for everyone.
certainly will be investment and collectable firearms
like Colts and Winchesters and modern rifles from
Remington, Savage and Mossberg plus new and used pistols
and revolvers by makers like Smith & Wesson, Beretta,
Glock, Ruger and many more. Hundreds of guns will be on
display to peruse, purchase and parlay the price with a
trade or on a special gun show sale. Of course all laws
are adhered to and all modern firearms purchasers must
go thru the National Instant Criminal Systems (NICS)
Also, you may
want to bring something in to sell to our collectors and
dealers who are always interested in buying vintage
firearms, collectable knives or vintage sporting items
and war militaria. Viewing our tables is like a
walk thru history or a museum where you can also buy
what you see and like. Knives and swords will be
there plus a very fine fellow who can sharpen that dull
kitchen knife on the spot. Want a Damascus blade
folding knife? You can find one at our show.
vintage sporting collectables, Adirondack lore and even
a world renowned nature photographer, none other than
Dennis Donahue, can be found at our weekend event. As we
say, we are so much more than just guns! But remember,
our country was founded, explored and secured because of
our ability to have, hold and keep our firearms; it is
the American Heritage, our historic way of life, that so
many individuals outside our beloved United States can
only wish to one day attain. So, we still call our show
what it really is, a gun show or an Arms Fair that
celebrates our American tradition and our Second
Amendment right of gun ownership. We wish all of
today’s fathers the ability to come and celebrate our
fore-fathers gift to our nation and our spirit; come to
our, no your, gun show this weekend at the Kiwanis Ice
Arena in Saugerties.
attic for that old military uniform or World War
memorabilia, dig out that unused smoke-pole antique
rifle or rummage the cellar for those old traps, duck
decoys or sporting art no longer of your use and bring
it along to sell or trade with our collectors. And, if
you are ready to trade that old handgun for something
new, or just want a new trap gun or closet shotgun stop
by our show this Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM or even
Sunday from 9 to 3 and talk to our dealers about your
needs. Need ammo? Our dealers have plenty of
that ridiculously scarce twenty-two ammunition, lots of
shot shells and even hard to find or obsolete ammo at
Our local and
State representatives who selflessly serve our great
country are always invited to our NEACA events and many
prominent politicians have stopped by our shows.
For this weekend event Congressman Chris Gibson noted
that he would like to be here in Saugerties for our Gun
Show and we expect that he will be attending on
accessories, scopes and sights, gun racks and gun signs,
targets or reloading supplies to wartime Lugers and Nazi
dress daggers … there is something for everyone at our
NEACA Arms Fairs. Come and see for yourself this
Did I mention the local entrepreneur with fancy pickles and olives or
the one with HD-DVR dash cams? Wow, pickles to
pickelhaubes, all at our Arms Fair! Why would
anyone want to protest?
*Friday is for
Dealer set-up and NEACA early viewing. Press is
also invited Friday after 4 PM to 7 PM or Saturday AM
David Petronis, President
Military & Veterans Want Obama
... reported 27 March 2014
Please read ... and forward this to all your e-mail
buddies. It needs to go viral. If you are
not a veteran send this to those that you know who are,
or to those who may know veterans.
The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday,
November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all
435 seats in the United States House of Representatives
and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will
be contested in this election. Make sure everyone you
know is REGISTERED TO VOTE AND GET OUT and VOTE!!!
A movement has been started by our armed forces to get out the vote in
2014.. They are organizing themselves, but this can be
done by all of us. The President, the Commander in
Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so
difficult, that our troops are often killed before they
can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done
to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis
they are training, either. Now, the President wants the
US to sign on to the UNs International Criminal Court
(ICC), which would allow the UN's ICC to arrest and try
US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections
guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no
appeal. The President, with his Democratic control of
the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the
Non-Establishment Republicans, and Conservatives, can
take back the Senate in 2014 , our troops can once
again be protected from unnecessary danger. Please
consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists.
Interestingly enough, when GWB was president you heard about the military
deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. With Obama
in the White House, the mainstream media has been
strangely quiet. ---
More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in
the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total
of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August.
During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US
servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who
are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan.
The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White
House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were
killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the
ranks of the military against the indifferent
incompetence of this president.
It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but
the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no
strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama
has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during
which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and
generally ignored the plight of our men and women in
uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed
services to launch a massive get out the vote drive
against this president.
Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the
retired, and all other prior service members. This is no
small special interest group, but many millions of
veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome
of the November election if they all respond.
The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an
overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up
at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S.
troops from dying between now and November, but a turn
out to vote by the military against this heart breaking
lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that
hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow
little man who just lets our soldiers die.
When is the US Congress
going to Impeach this failure?
Tickling of the Ivories
by David Petronis
It will soon be illegal to “Tickle the Ivories”
in your favorite karaoke bar or by a master pianist in
Carnegie Hall if the US Fish and Wildlife Service and
Mr. Obama have their way.That’s correct, no more tunes to sing to from the
bar piano or the fabulous grand pianos which set the
stage for world endeared pianists; at least no more
sounds from those with ivory keys.Those pianos will soon be illegal to use and
quite possibly your favorite artist performing on one
could end up in jail!Hail the regulators and do-gooders everywhere!
Today, the 17th of March, 2014, is the
final day for written comments to be sent and registered
to the Presidential Task Force’s Advisory Council on
Wildlife Trafficking so that these comments may be heard
concerning their proposed ban on elephant ivory.The USFWS will be holding their hearing about
this very important subject on March 20, 2014.
Any e-mails can
still be sent to
Like all governmental agencies in this current
administration a plan to ban all elephant ivory in the
United States is being concocted by the USFWS under the
National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking &
Commercial Ban on Trade in Elephant Ivory.This ban that will go into effect was put in
place on February 11, 2014 by the United States
Executive Branch of Government, OBAMA, without any
consultation with the Legislative Branch, Congress; you
know, the ones you elected to make the laws.That little sidestep about not really having the
authority to enact new laws hasn’t thwarted the Obama
administration so far, so why worry now?Any good liberal democrat knows that the end
always justifies the means. Watch out knee, here comes
Now we all want to save the darling endangered
elephant, even though they kill and injure hundreds of
people per year and destroy hundreds of thousands of
dollars worth of homes, property and crops, all that
should be overlooked because man, Africans, Indians and
Asians, are infringing on their territory. I agree, save
the elephant from ivory poachers.The way to do it is not by destroying the ivory
trade in the United States, which is not that
significant with current ivory supplies, but by
destroying the poachers themselves and guarding our
borders from traffickers in illegal ivory.“Hang ‘em from the highest tree” used to be the
way to set them poachers free!
Am I being too
harsh, again?I don’t think so!This ban will only increase the price poachers
will get in the future.
When I said “all ivory” would be banned, let me
clarify that I was only referring to … like everything!Not only piano keys, but also most vintage and
current instruments, ivory beads on vintage shotguns,
those ivory pistol grips on General Patton’s famous
Colts and all of the other ivory grips and stocks that
have adorned antique firearms for centuries and are
still used by artisans worldwide. Don’t forget pool
cues, jewelry, religious objects and carved art; or your
chess set, tool and knife handles, or that antique
family artifact or heirloom; all will be illegal to own,
sell, gift or display.All will become worthless and the artists who
still create these things will themselves become
Millions of dollars of art, instruments, tools and
cherished heritage will become worthless overnight.And do these regulators actually believe by
causing this to occur that they will stop one elephant
to be poached? They probably do.
That is because,
this is how I believe; a liberals’ mind has a disease
known as, “I know best!”
My solution to the illegal ivory trade, along
with hanging poachers in conjunction with an open season
on them, is to “give” all the currently live and
endangered elephants to the people who need to live with
them; again, the African, Indian or Asian villagers.
If they own them,
and raise, care and harvest them, they will have a stake
in the elephants future well being and can eventually
make an income from their crop, or herd.When one dies or needs to be “harvested” as a
rogue or otherwise, the local villagers will be rewarded
with an income of a considerable amount. One large old
elephant could have a pair of tusks weigh in at 500
pounds or more. With the illegal trade selling in Asia
at $1500.00 a pound that could mean an income of over
That could be a pretty good incentive for those
villagers to protect their investments. Poachers would
be shot on sight. But, no, that would be too easy a
solution … and we probably wouldn’t need any more
liberals to think up ways to irritate the rest of the
population they believe they need to protect from
have your own ideas on how to protect African elephants
and their ivory or to comment on why the US Fish &
Wildlife Service should not be doing what they plan to
do, contact your rightfully elected Congressman or woman
or US Senator and tell them to take back the job you
elected them to do, make laws.Not to sit by and watch some beaurocratic Agency
make them for the Congress! You have only several more
days to do so.
For myself, I have a vested interest in stopping
this ridiculous process because of the firearms and
antiquities I deal with as a licensed dealer; my ivory
stocked guns plus those classic double barreled shotguns
with little beads of ivory for a front sight and my
ivory embellished guitars, other instruments, tools,
knives and even my piano will soon become illegal to own
or sell. As usual, as a conservative and
conservationist, with us, it’s all about the money and
our own greed.How is it about your cause?
I recall an inspirational
speech given many years ago in which just a few short
words have always resonated in my mind.The speaker’s words were directed then toward
freedoms of choice and empowerment but still today I
find power and satisfaction in their simplicity and
encouragement.“I have a dream,” bellowed Dr, King; and today I
am going to tell you that for quite some time, I too
have had a dream.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was in the forefront of a
cause devoted to freedom so every person could pursue
the American dream but also of equality for all.Certainly, my cause may not be as grandiose as
his or others like him, but there is at least a
Dr. King spoke of equality; my dream is for the same. He
sought equality for mankind.
I want an equal
playing field in the business community and a halt to
the practice of being treated as, at best, a second
class citizen or at worse, a pariah or blight on the
Yes, I am a gun owner; a person among many who
feels like a target of persecution.Along with others, I have passed a Federal Bureau
of Investigation Instant Background check in order to
buy and posses a long gun.I am one of millions who has passed rigorous
background surveillance simply to be able to handle a
hand gun within New York State.Citizens who have demonstrated their mental
stability, community worthiness, legal right and simply
by being a good and honest person should not be looked
at, as a threat, but as an ally.
I go a step beyond in just gun ownership and
being a Second Amendment supporter because I am also a
Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer and NYS Firearms
Licensed Dealer in hand guns.I have been an FFL Dealer for nearly forty years
regulated by the erratic laws in New York State, ones
that govern sales, possession, use, registration,
carrying and other restrictions, but are not simply
created and voted on by our Legislature, but are
entwined among a myriad of agencies, judges and
burocrats to do with as they will.And believe me, if you could discover all which
pertain to gun regulations they would fill a book.
Do we seriously
need them with all their complications?I would say, probably not.
An individual gun owner who may also have a carry
permit for a handgun without any artificial restrictions
placed upon it, may have a jolt of a “second class
feeling” when he sees a sign stating, “No Guns Allowed.”
Or perhaps a family’s eight year old daughter who mimics
shooting an arrow from an imaginary long bow is scolded
and expelled from school.Or a seven year old boy who bites a cracker into
the presumed shape of a handgun is also expelled under
the Federal “No Tolerance Law” so the school won’t lose
those all important funding dollars.These are ridiculous circumstances but which have
occurred and will continue to occur and ruin a child’s
creative and active upbringing.The school law needs to go. We need to bring our
children up with a sense of history and the American
But my dream centers on my other gun related
Along with my wife and partner, we created, built and
run New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA,
Inc., which promotes Gun Shows.Similar to that individual who is stopped in his
tracks with “No Guns Allowed” signs, we too are looked
upon as a second class business when it comes to being
able to rent a location for our Gun Shows.This hasn’t always been the case, however.In the nearly thirty-five years that we have
promoted shows throughout the Northeast, in New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New
York, and including Long Island, we had very little
difficulties with show venues.
We rented Armories in New York State and others
quite extensively, we ran shows in schools along with
other promoters who did the same.All things changed with Columbine and the crazed
kids who lived out their video fantasies.And several other similar events perpetrated by
similar unstable young people have occurred since.This breakdown of a social issue should be used
as a lesson in how to reach and treat people with
problems before they engage in carnage but should not be
used in a way to discriminate against a legal and
legitimate business like ours.Schools and Colleges need money and renting their
common ground facilities like field houses and
gymnasiums should not only be for craft fairs and flower
shows; they should go back to treating us gun show
promoters with equality.Or, so as to not discriminate against us, rent to
no one at all.
My dream of equality is to recognize that these
great United States were only able to be formed,
established and grown through the use of firearms.History may be unsettling to some but both a
Pilgrim and a settler needed a gun as much or perhaps
even more than a hammer and a saw.But know this, all those tools were essential
then and still are today.Protecting life and property in our Twenty-first
Century may outweigh the primitive need for deer hide
clothing and venison steaks, however, the realm of the
hunting gun will never be lost.
It is said that there are probably 300 million
firearms in the hands of US citizens.That is enough to arm the whole populace.That is enough to wage war on invaders or on an
oppressive government, as the Founders of our
Constitution envisioned.It is certainly enough to fuel our Gun Show
community through most of our lifetimes.Guns are never going away.They will be improved in the eye of the new
purchaser or collected in the beholding eye of the
historian but never will they disappear.For them to do so would be the need to make the
American spirit disappear; to make the American dream of
life, liberty and pursuit of happiness disappear.
My dream is to pursue my desire to run Gun Shows
and of my company’s expansion, or I should say
“revival”, of the ways things were when we were not
second rate citizens and still may be able to survive in
this land of the free. I want to be “un-oppressed” by
unelected burocrats and “knee-jerk” legislation.
I want equality
in our laws for gun related businesses and equality for
gun owners. I can live with “sensible” regulations
designed to keep felons and misfits from legally
obtaining firearms.But when these same individuals resort to theft
and coercion I want to be free from prosecutors who
would rather defend the perpetrator rather than the
victim or homeowner who defends his person or property.
We gun owners have passed both the test of time
and tests of community, it is time we regained our first
class freedom and Second Amendment rights.
It is time
schools taught right, wrong and individuality again
instead of “kid’s rights,” the wrong history and “I
deserve to win too” mentality! The world is a cruel
place and always will be and survival of the fittest
will always be the norm for most people. It is time
again to teach children to be fit and how to survive. My
dream teaches firearm safety back in schools and
shooting classes instead of individual expulsion for a
gun impression and ill-perceived safety of the huddling
We must still endure “Obamacare” until it
collapses on itself; we must live with the NY Safe-Act
for the time being and we need to grit our teeth when
hearing of yet another ridiculous school expulsion for a
while longer, but the time will come when we will take
back our Country from this “nanny state” the liberals
and progressives have reshaped us into.Start with asking questions of your upcoming
school board members vying for election. Remember which
Legislator turned their back on you and created a
terrible law with the Safe-Act. Reward your pro-gun
State and Federal official with funding and your vote
and turn-out the turn-coat among us. I want to see our
beloved America back in the reins of the God-Fearing and
free people whose forefathers created and died for is my
dream. I hope my dream resonates as yours.Register, vote, pray and be free.
NEACA Saratoga Arms Fair prior to new Safe-Act Law
governing ammunition Sales
Commentary by David Petronis ~ January 1, 2014
Our next NEACA Saratoga Springs Arms Fair is just around
the corner, specifically January 11 and 12, 2014.
Our advertising has begun with a direct mailing of over
6000 post cards offering an admission discount to prior
Last years’ show saw a record crowd come to support our
Arms Fair and every citizen’s right to own a gun.
Most of our core NEACA exhibitors, plus new ones, will
be back for this terrific gun show and militaria
Again, we will present to the public and our NEACA
Members a walk thru history while they peruse our 200
tables of exhibits.
Our last January Saratoga Springs Arms Fair at
the City Center drew in over 7000 attendees of public,
dealers, and NEACA Members who showed their support for
our show. The Saratoga Show was one of the first events,
and one which we did not cancel as other promoters did,
after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT. and just
before our own New York State Safe-Act was rushed thru
banning most “assault style” weapons and hi-capacity
magazines. All of the foregoing happening while
the City Council of Saratoga Springs debated our shows
existence and new city regulations about guns. It
was a trying time for my wife, Cathy, and I as well as
all of the Second Amendment supporters in the Country.
Add to the debate the anti-gun protestors and petitions
to ban our show at the City Center and the scenario
became downright vicious in actions and in commentary.
What transpired is world-wide attention to our plight to
run a gun show as we had done for over 30 years amid the
calls for shutting it down for last January and banning
it altogether in the future.
However, the pro-petitions and pro-gun stance by
a vast majority of the Saratoga Springs and surrounding
area populace came to our support of the Arms Fair and
with the overwhelming support of the businesses and
people who showed up at the doors of the City Center at
9AM it was simply stunning. Local news generated
Regional news which brought in National and
International news reporters and agencies; Cathy and I
were inundated with interview requests. To this
day we still get calls from some of these same outlets
to express our opinion on gun matters. Folks still
come up to me to shake my hand for just doing what my
job is to do; run a good clean gun show. Our New
York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has
critiqued our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair “as the safest
place to buy a gun”. Thank you, Eric!
Last year at this time the hype was mostly about
banning “assault guns”, gun shows in general and hi-cap
The anti-gunners are still out there eager to finish
their agenda of gun confiscation and ammunition
They say all they want are “reasonable” gun laws, I
don’t think that is the case.This January 15, another section of the NYS
Safe-Act goes into effect; the licensing of all
ammunition sellers.To consider this law in a more onerous way it
means it is now illegal for any individual to sell, give
or transfer any amount, style, type or caliber of
ammunition to another individual unless you have this
So, don’t give that half-box of shot shells you find in
the cellar to your hunting neighbor across the street –
you may be ignorant of the law but still a criminal.I do hope you will all feel safer after January
Luckily, our Arms Fair comes again to the city of
Saratoga Springs, just before this ridiculous law takes
can still bring any of that hazardous and deadly
material (old or new ammunition) to the show for our
exhibitors, dealers and personal collectors to trade or
With this law any Federal Firearms Licensed dealer will
be automatically registered as a NYS ammunition seller
by the New York State Police.As soon as the NYS Police get their new and
expensive computerized data base up and running any NYS
resident who wishes to purchase any amount of
ammunition, such as a common, 50 round box of .22
caliber target ammo, must go through a NYS Police
background check and do so through a registered
ammunition seller or FFL holder.
Folks, we need you again at our Saratoga Springs
Arms Fair to show your continued support for our Gun
Show and to demonstrate your anti-Safe-Act stance upon
the Legislators in Albany who passed this costly and
meaningless law last January.Remember them in November 2014 and work for their
ouster, not the continuation of Albany politics as
Perhaps you should join a Tea Party near you and promote
a candidate who will work for you.We hope to see your continued support at the City
Center in Saratoga Springs, this January 11 & 12.Please, also consider joining our New Eastcoast
Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. as a new member
for $50 annual dues and get into all our shows free,
early and without waiting in line.You can visit us for more information at
www.NEACA.com.We need to save our Second Amendment.
March, 24, 2013 ...
I am posting my thoughts on guns to the
Times Union Blog on Guns. If you would care to indulge
yourself in commentary from both sides of the issue,
stop by and take a look. Click on
Times Union Gun Blog. This is
my current post ...
Do You Feel Safer With the Safe-Act?
Commentary by David Petronis ~ March 24, 2013
As of March 15th, private sales of
firearms between friends, neighbors or co-workers are a
practice of the past, courtesy of our NY State’s new
longer can you give grandpa’s old Winchester to your
second cousin who always admired it or sell that single
shot break-open shotgun to your neighbor at the garage
However, if you bring the gun and prospective
buyer to a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, then you
can complete the transaction if the FFL holder decides
to do a background check on your buyer.More than likely, he or she won’t.Why? Because the same Safe-Act mandates what fee
can be charged by the FFL holder, a ten dollar bill.It is simply not worth the time, effort and
paperwork for the FFL dealer to do so.
Even more insidious is the simple mandate of
setting the fee; FFL dealers are not pawns of Governor
Cuomo’s desires.And, as independent business people, licensed
dealers aren’t going to be told what to charge for their
Personally, I think all Lawyers should only be able to
charge $10.00 for a simple service like (adjusting) my
speeding ticket.It ain’t going to happen if the Governor mandated
that scenario and I see no reason why he should be able
to control what any individual can charge for their
Also, just like most of his gun grabbing
Safe-Act, there are completely contradictory statements
in the process as outlined.I am an FFL dealer in Mechanicville and very
critical of the Safe-Act and it’s midnight madness
passage back in January and then signed into law
immediately the next day.Not a way to run a government in my opinion and
there are lawsuits being advanced to curtail the whole
law or at least certain portions of it.
To complicate matters, the State never sent
dealers any information or notification about the new
Safe-Act, so we had no actual written rules to follow,
only by reading the published law on the web could a
dealer try to make some sense out of the whole misguided
approach to end gun violence.A few days ago we finally received a letter from
the Governor’s new army, the State Police, on how we can
file on line to be kept up to date on procedures.What if a dealer doesn’t have a computer?
So, Joe wants to buy this great little .22
caliber rifle from Harry, who just won the chicken shoot
at the local gun club, and Joe offers Harry 200 bucks!Harry says, “Sure, I’ll sell it”, but cute little
Shirley hears the sale and offers Harry 300 bucks and he
says, “Sure, I’ll sell it to you Shirley”.Now ol’ Joe gets pissed and calls the Department
of Criminal Justice Service Hotline to report an illegal
gun sale and asks for his $500 reward.Is Shirley going to get a visit from the State
Police while Joe gets arrested for making an illegal
That is how the law under the New York State Safe Act
This entire above scenario because, “No one needs twenty
rounds to kill a deer, Cuomo” needed to do “something”
to pass more restrictive gun laws.See how banning “assault rifles” trickles down to
the gun club lowly .22 rifle. Neighbor against neighbor
are now going to be pitted against each other just like
the Gestapo tactics in Nazi Germany or by the KGB in the
Do you feel safer?The DCJS hotline is 1-855-486-7697 to do your
~ Looks Like Rand Paul Saved Our Constitution!
While establishment Republicans called him names.
DRONES CAN KILL IN AMERICA
Warrant President Can Kill “Extremists”
Commentary by David Petronis ~ March 6, 2013
Eric Holder says it is “not
their choice” but if warranted and if it is the only
option, the President can kill a patriot extremist on
American soil.Folks, let me clue you in on one fact, that
was never policy in America.At least not before our US Attorney General
answered “Yes” to the above new rule.Holder responded in a letter to US Senator Rand
Paul, “It is possible …. for the President of the United
States to authorize the military to use lethal force
within the territory of the United States.”This on March 4th, 2013.Rand Paul is responding with
a rare and real Senate filibuster.
Our, rather your,
constitutional privileges, which used to be guaranteed
for over 200 years, are steadily slipping away.When a new deal by the Justice Department to
purchase 2600, mine absorbing combat vehicles, i.e.
small tanks, for use here on American soil, is coupled
with Drone attack policy, is it any wonder civilian gun
sales are through the roof?I think firearms and ammunition sales will rise
even further; it seems everyone, now wants a gun!
I see doctors, nurses,
lawyers, judges, business people, laymen, teachers,
laborers, and even soccer moms, coming into my
Mechanicville gun shop seeking firearms for self
From whom, I sometimes ask; the answer, “Anyone and
And, “the government”, also ranks high in answers.Wow, folks in general are afraid to be without
guns for protection!Then of course, we all need ammunition.Did you realize there is a very limited supply in
shops, marts, malls, or at gun shows?And prices have increased dramatically with the
loss of supply.One major cause of the ammo shortage is
government purchases.First, is for the military.Second in line is the Justice Department,
including Home Land Security.A staggering 1.6 billion rounds have been
ordered; enough to sustain an Iraqi War for over 20
years of combat.What is your government getting ready for?Internal strife could be an answer.
Not only sales of guns and
ammunition are at an all time high but folks are also
stock piling food and essential supplies needed in a
What disaster do Americans think may be coming?Dooms Day, perhaps!I see nothing wrong with being prepared to be
able to survive the next tornado, earth quake or major
and my family have dealt with the full effects of a
tornado and know well there is literally no help within
the first crucial days.There is an awful lot of talk and strategy, a lot
of news reporting, but you are basically on your own
in the debris with only rain and pain; usually without
phones, electricity and perhaps water.Being prepared for a natural disaster is a good
start for any internal breakdown of society.
The stock market is at an
all-time high, right now.Our economy cannot possibly sustain such a rise;
the bubble will burst!When folks start realizing their tax refunds
aren’t as large as they were, that taxes in general are
up, coupled with seeing their take home pay is less than
it was, they may begin to wonder how the government can
always paint such a rosy picture.Day after day, news bombards our minds of how
housing sales have increased, job reports are really
great and Wall Street is doing terrific.Problem is, reality will eventually win; housing
sales are still spurred by investors buying
foreclosures, and why not, the banks pay less than 1% if
they save their money.If employment is so good why are there still 8%
I believe, the bulls on Wall Street will soon be
shoveling the crap left behind.
American’s today are not in
an optimistic mood, so I think they seek protection, and
that either means getting prepared or just being scared.My last January Arms Fair at the Saratoga Springs
City Center saw a record crowd with vigorous purchases
of guns, ammo and supplies … the hording continues.Most gun shops are out of product to sell,
manufacturers are running at maximum capacity while the
supply pipeline is barely a dribble.As fast as product, that is guns and ammo, come
in, it is gone!These facts must be able to tell us something;
that something is fear.
NEACA Promotions, and I as
President, have another Arms Fair this March 16 and 17
at the City Center in Saratoga Springs.Our dealer tables are about sold out; the public
is waiting and eager to converge on Saratoga again.They will come to buy because that is where the
product will be.While doing so they will spend cash in
restaurants, at gas stations, in hotels and in toll
will spur the area economy for another weekend and go
home feeling a bit better that they have more ammo, more
dry food stocks, more needed accessories or even their
And to these folks, Wall Street won’t really matter.
Learn more about
our Arms Fairs at
I’m Bringing My Guns to Town!
Commentary by David Petronis ~ March 3, 2013
like everybody out there I woke up this snowy Sunday
morning about 7am, went to the early Mass, came home,
tried to locate my morning newspaper in the snow bank
and had a nice breakfast with my wife, Cathy.Then wanted to go back to bed
and sleep the rest of the day.Life is busy these days; we have
to work hard just to stay ahead of the game. But no
crawling back under the covers, I had to see a producer
about a possible TV show … you all know how it is when
you’re a popular gun guy like me.Everybody wants a piece of my
time but now I am officially, well I will be on the 6th,
a septuagenarian (yeh, I had to look up the spelling)
which means I am seventy years old!But,
thanks to God, I don’t feel a day over 69. I kind of
thought I’d be on my yacht floating somewhere in
retirement … but, no! I still have to “bring my guns to
Sometimes I even dress in all
black.Johnny Cash is singing away in
my brain while I pull on my boots and strap on my Colts
in shinning black leather, then adjust that Stetson to
just the right pitch and swing open the doors to the
City Center. I don’t need an announcement; all know who
just entered… the Guru of Guns, the Doctor of
Gun-Ocolgy, THE man in black, here to bring guns to the
waiting hoards of buyers.Then I’ll count my cash!Well, that is how it evidently
appears to my friend, Charles Samuels.I met him during his gun protest
at my last Arms Fair in Saratoga Springs, then again at
the Channel Six News Discussion Panel about “Guns in America” where he
endeared himself to all you gun nuts! I
even had my picture taken with you Charlie; I hope you
If there is someone who doesn’t
know who this big BS’er is, I’ll clue you in.I’m David
Petronis of Mechanicville, please
don’t confuse me with one of my far off relatives living
the hi-life somewhere with the possible same name; I
don’t want to start any family feuds. And I was just
Googling my name to see how great I was when I found
this cute little story in the Times Union about how
Charlie was always waiting to get mugged in New York
City.He carried “mug money”; I would
have carried Colt Cash, but that is why we are
different.There always seems to be two
sides to every story, unless you talk with a bunch of
people then there are a bunch of sides to the same
story. Whatever your side is on guns I seriously doubt
we will ever see the other guys’ side.But if we do, we certainly won’t
be swayed into believing it could be the right side
especially if you happen to be on my left!
For an example of conflicting
stories let’s look at that little gathering in Albany a
few days ago, you know, the one where 117 or so buses
came to town filled with devoted gun guys and gun girls,
forty to ninety to a bus but only a couple of thousand
showed up.To my gun guy side those buses
alone mean about six to seven thousand folks, then there
were the hundreds of cars or was it thousands with two
to five more folks each; was that another two to five
thousand more dedicated gun folks? The fact is, there
were ten to fifteen thousand pro-gun rally folks on the
grounds to tell the Governor and the Legislature that we
are not going to take it anymore!And hallelujah to ya’!You folks showed them who was
voting them in and who was going out. My Republican
friend Senator Skelos and a lot of his buddies’ best be
dusting off the resume’s.
After passing one of the most
atrocious scraps of so-called legislation in history now
they want to tweak or amend it in some appalling
vindication of their own stupidity.No, I don’t want the police or
National Guard or Cuomo’s Private Army to have more than
seven rounds in their magazines! What is good for the
public citizen is good for the government. Or, what the
government has the governed should also have.Better yet, get rid of the
stupid requirement of seven rounds to a magazine!Repeal that provision.
No! Movie producers can’t have
banned guns on the streets of our State if we, the
civilized citizens can’t have them. Or, simply repeal
the section of the “Safe Act” that bans guns
with one stupid “Assault Gun Feature.”Return to the original policy of
pre-ban status” if you like.At least it had some sanity with
No! Background checks are
neither reasonable nor necessary for ammunition
purchasers.Why create a new bureaucracy
within the Private Army and spend $39 million dollars we
don’t have or need to spend?Creating new jobs in the State
Police Unit is akin to Obama’s saving union jobs with
your money.Got money? Share it with
entrepreneurs who will use it to create new jobs.Ammo background checks didn’t
work with the Federal Government, but they are pushing them again,
and won’t work with the State either; it was useless,
will be again and a waste of money.
Not so! It is not true that over
70% or at worst “most” people want more gun control.If the question is asked, “Do
you favor some sort of gun control?” Even I will answer,
“Yes.”If you ask, “Do you favor all
the new gun control measures in the Safe Act?”You will get a much different
result; a resounding, “NO!”Repeal the downright dumb parts
and keep the possibly good actions.As any good democrat will tell
you, we should compromise.Let’s do it here, I hereby
compromise that three really dumb, stupid and money
wasting parts should be scrubbed and you can keep three
other new parts.First of those being;
notification to the FBI that a person may be unstable
and should not own a gun.And, two, that ALL folks should
go thru a background check to own a gun. Also,
third, the safe storage of guns if someone in the
household is not allowed gun ownership.
So we get to repeal three we
don’t like and you anti-gunners get to keep three; isn’t
that how these compromises work?In fact, if the safe storage
requirement was actually used in that Newtown, Connecticut
household or the requirement that a mentally unstable
person was put into custody or even, if after failing to
pass the background check when the perp tried buying a
gun, somebody showed up at Adam Lanza’s house to
question him perhaps twenty kids lives and six or seven
more adults would have been saved. The process was
already in place but it wasn’t used!
I’ll go a step further: on the Federal Form 4473, which
all buyers of firearms have to fill out and sign under
severe penalties if untrue, I propose that a new
question be asked. “Do you have anyone living with you in the same
household who may be mentally defective and/or a felon
who cannot own a firearm? Yes or No.”So, anti-gunners everywhere, we
gun nuts can actually come up with good solutions to
hard problems; all you need do is ask, and then listen.
to you, Charlie, my friend, I want you to know that when
you were out evading the NYC muggers I brought my guns
to town for over 30 years and no one was mugged or shot
by any of our responsible Saratoga Springs gun buyers or
owners.And that this last Arms Fair in
January saw about seven thousand of them supporting our
show and their own Second Amendment Rights, the one that
you seem to hold in high disregard. We will be at the
City Center again this March 16 & 17 for our 91st
Arms Fair, hope to see you there
Charlie. And just to clue all
you anti-gunners in on another strange fact; even with
all those wacky hill-billy types that descended on our
Capitol last Thursday, literally around twelve to
fifteen thousand of them, (many probably armed with
their concealed carry guns) nobody got shot or caused
any problems or damage.It is very strange, I know, that
when the cream of the crop of New York State get
together for a rally no one gets hurt, arrested or shows
cause for concern.Perhaps y’all ought to invite
some of them to your party.We are going to invite some of
your ill-informed and re-educated, to ours.
February 23, 2013 …
Controversy Over Safe Act Looming Large...
Governor Andrew Cuomo knows he made a
mistake but can’t quite reconcile the
problem. New information just in with
meeting behind closed doors, as usual,
trying to figure out just what to do.
However, we have exclusive video footage
forwarded to us by sources unknown. Go
here for the real story behind the
Cuomo's Backroom Deal
Are we to repeat a tragic history lesson?
Commentary by David Petronis, 20 January 2013
I posed a question
to one of the officers now deployed in Afghanistan and
have yet to hear an answer. I repeat my question to
those of you who hold our Second Amendment dear to heart
and also believe in our US Constitution. I asked,“Ever wonder what you guys are
fighting for? I also wonder of you in the National
Army or in the National Guard or the Home Police Units,
when called upon to disarm your friends and neighbors,
who simply wish to exercise their Second Amendment right
to KEEP their guns in the face of tyranny, who will be
the first to pull a trigger. Are we repeating
history with brother against brother when push comes to
shove, and the gun grabbers attempt to take from the gun
owners what has been, and should be, their nearly three
centuries old law and tradition of being an armed
populace? Each side has vows to uphold and
constitutional law as precedents to follow; who will
flinch and then who will win? Ever wonder, ever
ask? I hope we don’t have to find out …. again!”
My question may sound inflammatory, irrational
or downright stupid to some, but to others, it is not
farfetched or illogical; my question is also on the
minds of millions of Americans. And the other huge
query, “What has America come to?”These United States we now live
in is not where we lived before, at least not for us
over sixty.We see a different world, one we
don’t recognize.And then our minds wonder, where
has it all gone wrong? And then our minds wander, back
to what we loved, back to what we believed in and back
to what we recognized.Living in this day is not what
we all expected, not what we worked hard for and not
what we wish to leave to our children or now to our
My grandkids will never know
what I have known; they cannot experience what I have
done.Even some of the simple things I
did could get them locked-up or at the least, punished.Could a fourteen year old sling
a rifle over his or her shoulder and walk down a highway
without someone calling the police?I did it as commonplace and then
scaled a steep incline and walked the old iron railroad
bridge, stepping only on the evenly spaced wooden rail
ties while looking at the flowing Hudson fifty feet
below.To what insane purpose, one
might shriek; to shoot woodchucks and squirrels in the
fields and woods beyond the bridge, of course.I brought them home, skinned and
cleaned, ready for the freezer or the cook pot.Today, a kid relaying that story
in school would be cause for suspension! In my day it
was cause for bragging rights of the shot I made!Where have all the good times
That is what a gun was to me
years ago and it still swells my chest to remember those
fond days. My rifle was a tool to use safely and wisely
and because I used a gun I was wiser and safer in all I
did … well, mostly. We still all have our skeletons.But I was taught the use and I
enjoyed hunting or just shooting for accuracy.Some of my friends would shoot
baskets or run or play football; I would rather take in
the wonders of nature and the beauty of the hills and
woods I walked thru. We all got along; we all tried for
the same girlfriends we all went to the same school
dances and sporting events.Mechanicville teams hated
Saratoga teams, and vice versa; I never thought of
shooting any of them, but we did yell a lot … sometimes,
a real lot.Today, we don’t hate each other;
it was only at the school basketball games where we all
wanted to kill the referees. Today, I don’t think you
can yell out, “Kill the ref!”We are too politically correct,
Who, in school today, could
teach a youngster how to be an Olympic Biathlon Shooter?How many kids in school today
even know what one is?Kids, if you do please don’t
draw a picture of a biathlon rifle, you could be
suspended.Isn’t it a shame that our school
kids today will never know that one of them could be a
national champion in a sanctioned school shooting match?Or even experience the pleasure
of knowing that they could handle a rifle responsibly
and actually hit what they were aiming at … our second
amendment right view of gun control.Video games just don’t do the
experience justice, my little friends.Teachers, why not ask your
school boards to consider putting firearms training and
safety training back into our schools.Education might be a lot more
positive than keeping a kid in the principal’s office
for bringing in a photo of their fathers gun.You know the one they snuck-out
from under the bed.
Yes, the world has changed
considerably since I was a kid.We were taught quite a bit about
history; ancient, American and modern, it was called
“Current Events” then.I go so far back I can even
remember our “Weekly Reader.” I’m sure there is an
equivalent today.We learned about war; we learned
about the Civil War or the War Between the States.We learned how history has a
habit of repeating itself, are they teaching that now? I
don’t know.What I do know is that it was a
terrible war, even family against family; at times,
brother against brother. One hundred and fifty years ago
was a time that tried men’s souls.The repetition of history may
now be upon us again, but perhaps aged and experienced
against the young and carefree, or gun-owner against the
gun-grabber, brother against brother as it was as slaver
against the enslaved.I hope not.
17 January 2013
... New Gun Law
York Citizens May Now Be Criminals!
Opinion on the New Gun Law ~ David Petronis
train rolled through Albany around midnight Monday,
January 14 and more of our freedoms were loaded aboard
bound for points unknown.I find it
somewhat ironic that our New York State Governor and the
Legislative bodies still believe that the cream of New
York’s society needs to be railroaded and regulated; no,
not the socialites and millionaires of Manhattan, but
every gun owner and pistol permit holder in our state.We, who
have already passed a background check, have been
fingerprinted and vouched for by our peers, passed
muster through a sitting judge and filed, signed federal
forms stating, under penalty of laws, that each of us is
not a drug user, felon, spousal abuser, illegal alien
and on and on.We, the
cream of the crop of New York State citizenry are always
somehow, singled out, and en mass, to further lose our
gun law now intends to make its best citizens criminals.
having over 6,000 gun laws on our New York State books
this latest invasion of our freedom is not only ironic,
in that it makes good people feel like they are treated
worse than bad people, but also moronic because this new
gun ban law won’t save a single life.I don’t
even know if those who passed it actually feel any
current 1994 New York State gun ban law was workable and
was tough as it was written, there was no need for a
change but now I personally believe our State Senators
and State Representatives should be the ones who need to
pass background checks, both for intelligence and mental
assured, we gun owners and supporters of our
Constitution will remember your vote in November.
when our Governor’s Daddy, Mario, was in charge of New
York State, one of his infamous quotes was, “Gun owners
drink beer, cheat on their wives and don’t vote!”That went
over like a lead balloon with voters like me.Now I see
his little boy grew up, following in his footsteps,
while yelling at fever pitch, “Hunters don’t need ten
rounds to kill a deer!”Evidently,
and respectfully Governor, the nut didn’t fall far from
the tree.I actually
thought he would have been better than that, fool me
twice and that ain’t nice.
AR-15s aren’t really the hunter’s choice for deer they
are a great gun for varmints, coyotes and woodchucks.
Incidentally Governor, when deer hunting, it has always
been a New York State law that only 5 rounds can be in a
ten round magazines are used in specialized shooting
matches which have gone on for years.This new
law upsets that balance for no good reason.But trying
to pit hunter against the black gun target shooter is
tucked in the liberals agenda under the chapter of
divide and conquer.And, know
what?It works!Works so
well that our ignorant Republican legislators allowed
the left to run rough shod over the right – the right
for us, the good guys, to lose another piece of our
liberty and further erode the Second Amendment to our US
backbone!All of us
good guys will scream from the highest hill, “We’re fed
up and we’re not going to take it anymore!”
hunter, shooter and collector does need his AR-15.And his
AK-47, his Mac-90, and Uzi, too!I collect
these guns, I enjoy shooting these guns and I invested a
lot of money in these prior, pre-1994-ban firearms.I also
want to keep them all and should not be required to
register them and be on a registration list in some
bureaucrat’s file.Over and
over again, history has shown us that registration comes
before confiscation and wasn’t that a term you used,
Registration of firearms owners should be
representative of a constituency needs to listen to the
whole of them not just the minority who believe guns are
inherently bad.The anti’s
probably have no idea of the extent of gun laws, or of
guns in particular, nor have ever fired a gun.In other
words, most anti-gun folks, in my opinion, are ignorant
and need to be educated; that is, real education in
schools, about history and the American way of life
would be a good start and a welcome change to what is
one lesson to learn is that thousands upon thousands of
crimes like burglaries, assaults and murders are
actually prevented by legal gun owners every year.That
lesson could begin on how point three, five, seven can
be used prior to nine, one, one.For
ignoramuses, in literal English, so all can begin to
understand this lesson, a .357 magnum hand gun can be
put to instant use prior to or while dialing 911 to
summon help in a very bad situation.When
seconds count, help can be only minutes away, sometimes
20 or 30 minutes away.And, if I
am a single woman at home alone at night that .357
should be loaded and readily available as any useful
tool should be when needed.When you
need a hammer on the second floor and it is stored in a
tool chest in the cellar or garage, you might try to
compensate with the use of a hair brush instead.It could
work, but not quite as well.When you
really need a gun to protect life and limb you might
just want it ready for use, not locked up.If we
could save just one life, yours, shouldn’t your gun be
that this new law will protect a person’s right to
privacy and not have his or her name outed by the press
as a handgun owner, is also a stretch in reality.Read the
law and learn of the hurdles one must overcome to have
your name excluded from the rest.Sure,
police and judges, lawyers and state or federal
representatives, plus the well connected, can be
protected, but not you and I so easily.Perhaps
this same protected group will also get a waiver on the
magazine capacity of their handguns.As a
collector I’d like a waiver too, or what we should do is
waiver the whole stupid law.And, as
for the anti-gun owners I have a sign I sell here at my
shop in Mechanicville which states, “NO Guns Here!”In fact, I
can be so generous as to provide any of you gun grabbers
with that sign for free!Just pay a
small shipping and handling charge.
any responsible and sane person, supposedly like each of
our legislators, ever think that 7 rounds in a magazine
would ever make a bit of difference to a criminal than
10 rounds in a magazine? First, I
ask, does that mean that I can also have one round in
the chamber with 7 additional rounds in my magazine?Back to
education 101, 7 plus 1 equals 8; a difference of 2
it worth spending millions of dollars to create another
bureaucracy, drive gun manufacturers’ nuts and also
disrupt the lives and well being of millions of New York
correct answer is no.After all,
revolvers, unregulated in this new law, now can be
purchased with 7, 8, 9 and 10 rounds in their cylinders.Are we to
think two extra rounds in a revolver cylinder is somehow
less deadly than the missing two rounds in my magazine?
Besides being crazy this law is probably
unconstitutional on grounds of restricting interstate
law on sound footing or have we gun people just felt
another foot up our ass?
the law and the portions that I can actually understand,
without being coached by a lawyer, seem to have some
very good procedures in it.Actually
looks like the Senate might have tried to initiate some
useful crime stopping measures, i.e.; mental health
issues are addressed, which is good and about time.I’ve
covered the portion about banning the exposure of pistol
permit holders to the press, which is a half hearted
attempt but also good.Even
having all people who purchase guns go through a
background check is, with our current society, a measure
eliminating that requirement among family members, I
believe, is a mistake.A law
should be a law and applicable the same to all; one of
the problems of our laws are too many special loop
holes.If a law
is good for me it should also be good for you – or not
passed at all!I know
sons who should not inherit their Daddy’s guns.And with
that, my own sons and daughters would have no problem
with a background check.
economy the way it is, creating a large new bureaucracy
to regulate ammunition sales and do background checks on
honest, law abiding gun owners is almost bordering
federal government tried regulating ammunition and gave
it up as unnecessary and unworkable.Our own
Governor Andrew Cuomo, before he presumably re-read
Mao’s Red Book, actually rid the state of the useless
bureaucracy of cartridge collecting for all handguns.I applaud
him for that.New York
State tried it for ten years and spent millions of tax
dollars to discover not one crime was solved.Why do
they now believe any crimes would be stopped because we
good guys now need a background check to buy ammunition
for our legal guns?And, we
Federal Firearms Licensed dealers, or a newly developed
group of “ammunition sellers”, are to now execute these
background checks, and for what cost?My time
and knowledge is worth money.Am I to
charge a fee from $15 to $55, as some dealers now do for
a background check, and apply that onto a $4.00 box of
.22 squirrel cartridges?Is K-Mart,
Walmart, Dicks or Cabelas going to provide this service
for free and keep new records of ammo coming in as cases
and out as a box here and a box there?I, for
one, certainly don’t intend to; I don’t have enough free
time now to run my shop.
withstanding, the ridiculous new regulations on ammo,
now we FFL holders need to provide background checks for
private buyers who purchase through private sellers;
their second amendment right just evaporated.First of
all, if a person is buying and selling guns on a regular
basis, that person should have a license to do so.
Admittedly, some folks don’t want to be regulated as we
FFL dealers are, but some sellers can’t obtain a license
because they don’t have a regular store location or have
zoning issues.This is a
problem that should be addressed but I don’t have a rock
hard position for that outcome.
take offense when I am now told that I can only charge a
fee of $10 to provide a service; that is simply wrong!Regardless
of the amount, whether it be $10 or $100, I should be
able to post my own amount of money I wish to charge and
again, not have some ignorant bureaucrat pick that fee
out of the air.By the
way, I think state workers should go back to getting
$7.50 an hour, I think that is what their jobs are
doesn’t it work that way?Each and
every shop owner should be able to charge what they wish
for any service and allow the free market to set the
optimum price.I, for
one, will not perform background checks for $10 for
private sellers.If all FFL
holders refuse to do it, then let the state do it, after
all, they will be creating their own massive ammunition
background check service on their new and wonderful,
soon to someday be designed, computerized system.It will
only cost millions – and all for virtually nothing!
literally millions upon millions of large capacity
magazines – those over 7 rounds – and guns that hold
more than 7 rounds that are still legal with this law.And also
ammunition, loose or in boxes, which is just lying
around in garages, cellars, attics and gun cabinets that
will never be sold as part of this law so, in effect,
the whole law will be rendered useless and unenforceable
while also creating criminals out of otherwise law
someone please explain who is going to gun owners homes
and check whether they only have seven rounds in their
nine or ten round magazines?Is that
even legal or Constitutional?Or, for
that matter, who will be assigned to inspect ones home
for magazines that hold more than 10 rounds?When high
capacity magazines are banned and made illegal, and we
are required to register with the State the firearms
that accepted them, will there then be home inspections
and possibly even fees for registration?Did you
Senators even ask these questions?Did you
even read what you voted on?Or did you
call Nancy Pelosi?After
reading this law, I still don’t quite understand what is
actually banned and what is not.First, we
had a short list of firearms, now we have a more
extensive list published by the State Police, but within
the law we have a “fifty year old gun” omission.At least
that was nice; it saved from banning and registration
the high capacity, 8 round magazine used in the M1
Garand, our battle rifle that won WWII for us. Also
saved was the British 10 round detachable magazine of
WWI and WWII Enfield rifle.Again,
back to basics; this is the year 2013 minus 50 years,
equals 1963; so any rifle developed or made prior to
1963 is exempt?What does
the 50 years exemption mean?
the Russian SKS introduced in 1946 or the Chinese SKS
from 1954 or the Russian Dragunov SVD semi-automatic
sniper rifle with detachable magazine from 1963?Is the
Russian Simonov from 1936, one of the earliest
semi-auto, “assault rifles” also exempt?And let’s
not forget the famous Tommy Gun, developed in 1921 and
1928, of which there are many pre–1986 ban rifles out
there made prior to 1963.The M-14
rifle was produced from 1957 through 1963 and, in my
opinion, was and still is the best and most lethal
“assault weapon” ever, is that exempt?But let’s
not forget the venerable AK-47 Kalashnikov developed in
1947, the most widely used “assault weapon” in the
world; millions made and sold for about $15.00 each and
lots of them prior to 1963. The law as written is just
certainly not least, one of my favorite collectible
rifles, the Colt/Armalite AR-15, developed in 1960, also
prior to 1963.Are those
omitted from registration because they are collectible
and a great gun for targeting shooting, but also look
exactly like the 10 round semi-automatic Bushmaster,
which will now be banned?That same
gun that was shown to be used in the Newtown, CT school
massacre, but was actually never used, it was in the
shooters vehicle while four handguns were actually used
in the carnage; and is it to be banned because of the
way it looks?All this
history is simply to point out the ridiculous.But one
last fact, the Heckler and Koch, G3 HK, semi-auto, .308
caliber, battle rifle that was developed for Germany
from the Nazi WWII MP-43/44 rifles and now sold
commercially by PTR Company, made in Connecticut.This rifle
accepts a 10 round, detachable magazine it is, or was, a
legal firearm to sell or own without registration a few
days ago.There are
literally millions of 20 round high capacity magazines
dated from the early 60’s for that one rifle alone,
still in warehouses.Does any
legislator think that a ban on these from the American
people will make these and other countless magazines
if you do, I have a bridge in Brooklyn at a real bargain
Cathy and I, just finished producing our 90th
Arms Fair, or Gun Show, at the Saratoga Springs City
Center this past weekend.The hype
created first by the petitioners and then by the
protestors, attracted the media which in turn drew a
crowd size that the City Center hasn’t seen at any other
event since we opened it with a gun show almost thirty
years ago.The line
to show support was, at times, four abreast and an
eighth mile long.The line
stretched from the two inside ticket booths to around
the City Center, then back to the Old Bryan Inn. Supporters
of our Second Amendment rights stood in that line for
over two hours.And, Cathy
and I, thank each and every one of you, we are
weekend you legislators threatened our rights and our
supporters turned out; all of us plus more, will turn
you all out in November.All you
people had to do was keep the pre-ban law as it was,
forget the stupid 7 round, anti-commerce magazine
restriction and not even consider the really dumb money
pit portion about background checks on ammunition, you
could have a good law without much controversy. Why are
you legislators so stupid?
exhibitors inside were actually exhausted from the
experience and many, many deals were made.I’m also
grateful for the support shown by very many prominent
business people and area politicians who came to show
support, with many taking a membership in NEACA, our New
Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates.For a $50
fee they can now attend all of our shows free for a full
year and also come in free on Friday evening and early
both Saturday and Sunday without waiting in that long
all gun collectors, hunters, shooters, historians or
simply Second Amendment supporters are welcomed into our
organization for mutual support, camaraderie and
information see “membership” at www.neaca.com.Today, we
all need to stick together, we need to be a grass roots
group which could number in the hundreds of thousands
and in turn show our support to the legislators who are
with us, and with the Constitution but show our
displeasure with those who aren’t, please join us.
Kathy Marchione, NYS Senator from my home district which
covers Mechanicville and our show location in Saratoga
Springs, spoke to the large crowd about her resistance
for the proposed law banning certain guns and magazines.Some
portions of this law are good, as I stated, but some are
downright disgraceful and probably unconstitutional.Kathy has
a petition on her website seeking support from gun
owners and is telling them she intends to place a bill
in the Senate to have the law or at least the parts that
deal with magazines and so called assault rifles, the
bad parts, overturned or rewritten.
the microphone on Sunday was Steve McLaughlin, NYS
representative of the 107th
Assembly District of Rensselaer and surrounding
to the crowd about an undue rush to judgment in passing
this law without debate and asked that each legislator
be given the required three day period to read and
digest the contents.From the
swift procedure last Monday evening we could all see
that the law was extremely rushed.I ask now
that you legislators who voted for it, so you could read
what is in it, now rescind the worse parts of it.If not,
your largest constituencies will rescind your traveling
rights to Albany.But,
considering that as representatives you actually didn’t
“represent” those who put you in office, you should be
ashamed of yourselves and simply resign.
to you, you stalwart group who stood up for the rights
of us, the cream of the crop of New York State citizens.
We are the ones who obey just laws, follow the rules and
are known as the “silent majority.” We
all applaud you and will support you and those democrat
friends who also voted “no” for passage of this affront
to liberty.We can all
support honest, actual protections, or good new laws,
that have been thought out, debated and agreed upon.Good laws
can actually make a difference in society but laws which
are useless, overbearing and downright dumb, need to go.
16 January 2013 .... I will report on the NYS NEW gun
law soon ...
SARATOGA SPRINGS GUN SHOW MOST SUCCESSFUL IN 30 YEAR HISTORY
Double the Past Record Attendance
and Major Community Support
Mechanicville, NY ~ January 14, 2013
~ Press Release
The 90th Saratoga Springs Arms Fair
was held this past weekend, January 12 - 13, in
beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, New York.This show was a major milestone for many reasons
beyond the fact that it has been held for the past 30
show was under significant scrutiny locally as well as
at a state and national level with suggestions that it
should be cancelled.
“Not only was it NOT cancelled, the
show saw the greatest attendance in its history,” said
show promoter David Petronis of the New Eastcoast Arms
Collectors Associates that runs the show.“We were shocked and humbled by the response.”
This show is one of the largest in
Upstate New York, including over 250 tables and 80
show includes a variety of merchandise from items dating
back prior to the American Revolution up to modern
hunting and sporting firearms as well as various
equipment, ammunition, books and more.“This was the first gun show I attended and I
have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity
of the merchandise here,” said James Cormer of Barre,
Besides the variety of merchandise
there were also organizations collecting donations for
our active military and Veterans.Aid our
Veterans, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit, raised
donations to help homeless veterans.Operation Gratitude’s local group was also set up soliciting
donations for our active military and the Wounded
Warrior Project.NEACA donates space to both organizations on a
regular basis.The two groups raised over $3000 combined.
The show brought attendees from as
far away asOhio,
as well as thousands of locals from Saratoga,
Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Warren,
Fulton, and Montgomery counties.There was also quite a showing from Greene,
Columbia, Ulster, Orange, Duchess, Putnam and
Westchester counties as well.This record crowd waited patiently, sometimes for
over two hours on a line that stretched over an eighth
of a mile. “I can’t tell you how many people
waited for hours in line just to come in and show their
there were no incidents, issues or altercations,” said
Baker, President of the Saratoga Springs City Center,
where the show was held, said he’s never seen a crowd
“We expected this to be a bit chaotic with the potential
for protests as well as proponents, but the crowd was
even larger than we ever imagined.Even with all the people on both sides of this
debate, it was peaceful and very orderly.”
The NEACA expects this show to
continue on well into the future and Petronis added,
“I’d like to thank everyone who came out in support of
It was beyond any expectations I had. Given this
outpouring of support, I hope it sends a clear message
that this show matters to the public and that the second
Dave and Cathy Petronis,
who run the NEACA and this show, would like to thank the
organizations and people that put in significant effort
to make this show happen.There’s a long list including the Saratoga City
Center and all its staff, the City of Saratoga Springs,
the Saratoga Springs Police Department, the New York
State Attorney General’s Office, the Friends of NRA,
Patrick Henry Chapter, Project Appleseed represented by
Mark Rosenzwieg, Robert LeClair and his petition on
Change.org, all the people who stood outside in support
of our Second Amendment rights and every single person
who took the time out of their busy lives to show up.
“We would also like to
thank and acknowledge several speakers who spoke on
behalf of New York State gun owners and supporters of
the Second Amendment to our US Constitution, namely NY
State Senator Kathy Marchione and NY State
Representative from the 107th District,Steven McLaughlin.”
Cathy and David Petronis are members
of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.New East Coast Arms Collectors is a member
organization that promotes the responsible collecting
and use of firearms through a variety of Gun and
Collector Shows throughout New York State.The organization is 2000 members strong and
growing, and has been in existence since 1982.For more information about this show, the
organization or other shows they sponsor, contact us
or find us on the web at
The Saratoga Springs City Center is
the core of a unique conference complex formed by the
32,000 square foot Center and adjoining 242 room
Saratoga Hilton Hotel.Our key location in downtown Saratoga Springs
offers attendees the opportunity to stroll the streets
of our Victorian City, enjoy the many unique shops and
fine restaurants.Since 1984, the City Center has served as host to
corporations, New York State Associations, trade groups
and Northeast Regional Organizations.If you would like to join the New EastCoast Arms
Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. and the gun
collecting fraternity they represent you can find
I Am Getting Tired .... 7 Jan 2013
Tired of what, you may ask? Of the anti-gunners,
the hysterical left and the
do-it-for-the-good-feeling-we-get politicians who
knee-jerk their reactions to see if they can placate the
loudest shrieks to ban this or confiscate that!The silent majority has to rise up and BE
LOUDER!! The link below is a call to that majority to do
just that; to rise today to tell the NYS Legislators to
listen and be warned. We have had enough, already … and
we are not going to take it anymore!
This link is from SCOPE informing the gun
fraternity of the plans Governor Cuomo has to announce
at his State of the State address this Wednesday in
Albany, NY at 1:30 PM.If you
wish to see many more anti-gun legislation proposed, go
to the NYS.gov website.It is
getting so knee-jerking that I think their brains are
falling out.Ban what,
250-300 million guns in the hands of the American
there, my good friends.
Cathy and I have decided to abide by the
Saratoga Springs City Council resolution to ask that
AR-15 style firearms or their 30 round magazines not be
brought to this show at the City Center on January 12
and 13, in deference to the Newtown, CT and Webster, NY
shootings. Being sensitive to their request and of the
situation as a whole, in no way negates our staunch
avocation to our right to own and collect guns; and of
advocating our rights according to the Second Amendment,
it should not be infringed!Stand up
and be counted … because all the politicians do is count
the numbers who will be supporting them in their coming
election. Make sure at this count they have to use more
than their fingers and toes!
When you come to our show this weekend please
keep your firearms in cases so as not to walk the busy
streets of Saratoga Springs with threatening-looking
weapons slung on shoulders. Let us be sensitive to the
wishes of the City Council and the past and present
rules and ordinances of the city. There will probably be
protesters near the entrances so, again, please be civil
and do not antagonize so as to reflect badly on our
NEACA Arms Fair or on the gun fraternity in general.When this
show is over and we, meaning Cathy and I, … plus the
City Center Board of Directors, the City Council, the
Saratoga Board of Supervisors and especially the
businesses and people of the City of Saratoga Springs,
NY, … reflect on how all went well, proper and legal we
can ask the question … “We’ve been here for nearly 30
years, do you want us here for the foreseeable future?”If so, we
will do business as usual and fulfill our coming
schedule of three more shows this year.
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Dave has been so busy recently, he forgot about his
world in cyberspace ... 12/29/12
... but among all the fuss about gun control these days
I received this from a friend in Canada which I want to
"The Gun Is Civilization" by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one
another: reason and force. If you want me to do
something for you, you have a choice of either
convincing me via argument, or force me to do your
bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction
falls into one of those two categories,
without exception. Reason or force, that's it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people
exclusively interact through
persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of
social interaction and
the only thing that removes force from the menu is the
personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force.
You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I
have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a
100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound
mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a
19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal
footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball
The gun removes the disparity in physical strength,
size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the
source of bad force
equations. These are the people who think that we'd be
more civilized if all guns were removed from society,
because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger
to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the
potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice
or by legislative
fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's
potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for
automatic rule by the
young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact
opposite of a
civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only
make a successful living in a society where the state
has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes
confrontations lethal that
otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is
several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are
won by the
physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury
on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones
don't constitute lethal
force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and
come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that
the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor
of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If
both are armed, the field is level.
The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands
of an octogenarian
as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply
wouldn't work as well as
a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking
for a fight, but
because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side
means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't
carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me
to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those
who would interact with me through reason, only the
actions of those who would do so by force. It removes
force from the equation... and that's why
carrying a gun is a civilized act.
By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)
So, the greatest civilization is one where all citizens
are equally armed
and can only be persuaded, never forced.
...Very nicely put into
perspective for the gun grabbers!
Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for
cyber security bill
By Ramsey Cox, The Hill -
Democratic senators have
offered an amendment to the cyber security bill that
would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines
for some consumers.
Shortly after the Cyber security Act gained Senate
approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a
vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor
of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to
defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun
The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens.
Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack
Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand
(N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575
would make it illegal to transfer or possess large
capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts,
feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of
ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire
The amendment is identical to a separate bill
sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of
the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
The proposed amendment would only affect sales and
transfers after the law took effect. Schumer defended
the Brady law and assault weapons ban on the floor
Thursday evening, perhaps in preparation for the coming
fight with Republicans and gun rights activists. Schumer
suggested that both the left and right find common
“Maybe we could come together on guns if each side
gave some,” Schumer said. He suggested that Democrats
make it clear that their goal is not to repeal the
“The basic complaint is that the Chuck Schumers of
the world want to take away your guns,” Schumer said of
the argument made by gun lobbies. “I think it would be
smart for those of us who want rational gun control to
make it know that that’s not true at all.”
Schumer also pointed out that it would be
reasonable for the right to recognize that background
checks on those buying guns is necessary — as called for
in the Brady law. He also said average Americans don’t
need an assault weapon to go hunting or protect
“We can debate where to draw the line of
reasonableness, but we might be able to come to an
agreement in the middle,” Schumer said. “Maybe, maybe,
maybe we can pass some laws that might, might, might
stop some of the unnecessary casualties … maybe there’s
a way we can some together and try to break through the
log jam and make sure the country is a better place.”
Next week the Senate is expected to debate and vote
on proposed amendments to the cyber security bill.
Wanna See A Grown Man Cry?
..... May 9, 2012
I guess there are some people who
actually read the member letters I send out for our New
Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates; the last and most
current one was about the ongoing saga of the
possibility of the elimination of New York State Gun
First, let me thank all of you
who read it and most of all the NEACA members who took
it to heart.I explained in my last letter, which you can
see on our member page, as to how members can help in
this fight to keep our Gun Shows intact, so I won’t
rehash that.Some of you have gone the extra mile and I
want to recognize several members here and now.
Just got off the phone with
Brian Sherwood in Tupper Lake who called to request an
extra table for display at our Clifton Park Show and he
explained how one of his friends and one of our members
was on a phone campaign urging members and dealers to
either send a contribution to the war chest or take an
extra table at Clifton Park.After my prodding he told me the caller was
Terry Perrigo, also from Tupper Lake, apparently, Terry
is going the extra ten miles.
Cathy opened a letter in this
morning’s mail and while watching her I saw a check fall
out; she said the letter was from Terry and that she
would read it to me.Before she uttered a word and I saw there was
no application for the upcoming show I knew exactly what
the letter said and what the check was for.While she read it you could have seen tears in
my eyes.The letter is below.
Ray Done from Rochester emailed
about doing the show in Clifton Park on May 19 & 20 and
then said that he would make sure all the websites that
had gun show information on them also included our
Clifton Park event, again going the extra mile.Talked to Steve Svitek of Congers, NY, I’m
sure most of you know Steve as the ammo guy.Not only is he involved in all types of
ammunition that he brings to our shows but he’s also
been conversing with other dealers to try to bring them
to our Clifton Park Arms Fair.I know all the above named would not want me
to even mention what they do but I must.There are many more among the nameless who
contribute in a large or small way to make our shows a
success.I am proud to call them friends.Terry’s letter;
May 6, 2012
To:Dave and Cathy Petronis
Dave and Cathy
As you know I am one of your
friends and of course a vintage gun collector.I am also very disappointed in the AG and his
under handed tactics to persecute gun enthusiasts and
the unconstitutional effort to coerce honest US and NY
citizens.This governmental injustice is all very sad
and a blemish on America and free societies.As you know I have set up at a few shows in an
effort to reduce my gun collection since the apparent
goal of these tyrants is to subvert the laws of this
fine country and disarm its citizens.I have been a hunter, trapper and fisherman
all my life.I was raised on a small farm in the
Adirondacks where bringing home some game for the table
was greatly appreciated by my grandparents from Austria.They worked hard and honestly to meek out a
living in difficult times and terrains.It took me years of hard work to earn enough
extra money to put together a collection and hoped it
would be an investment and fun in my retirement years.I have worked 50 years building roads,
bridges, railroad crossings, wastewater treatment
plants, airport improvements, power lines, and many
other public domain improvements.I fan a fur business for 27 years, a motel for
8 years and a construction business for 2 years.I was president of our local rod and gun club
and founded the Adirondack Trapper Association.At nearly 68 years old, I have just signed up
for another two years for an engineering company to
rebuild a local road and bridge (a 7 million dollar
project).I will not be able to attend shows that need
to be set up usually on Fridays and weekends, I’ll
likely be too tired to be away from home (most of the
weekend) that often.I was born in Syracuse and since my birthday
present each year in my youth was a trip to the state
fair, I really enjoy that show.I will endeavor to make it to your shows when
it is viable.I am enclosing a check, which I hope
you can use toward legal defense of this outrageous
onslaught on your family and our constitutional rights.This is the first time I have done this but it
is my way of contributing toward honesty in America.I know it’s not a lot but I hope others may
join in on your effort for justice.This way you can hopefully sell the table
space and earn some extra $$$ without having to outlay
table cost for me etc.I will spread the word hoping to encourage
others to do the same.God Bless America and god bless you Dave and
Cathy in these desperate times of injustice.
Terrence R. Perrigo
Terry, I want to thank you
personally and one of these days, Cathy and I will
really stop in and have that coffee.And to the rest of you NEACA members, NEACA
Gun Show exhibitors and dealers, I really do appreciate
you who make our shows what they are.
Grand Daddy’s Closet Gun, Can You Sell it?
By David Petronis
April 25, 2012
Schneiderman wants his resume to read, “I closed the Gun
show loop-hole!”The Attorney General of New York
State would be grossly mistaken.There never was one so it just
can’t happen. What he considers is a loop-hole in the
Gun Show Business Law is actually the right an
individual has to sell personal property.Any man or woman who owns a gun
can legally sell it to anyone else!That right should not cease at a
he and others of the “let’s control everything” ideology
believe is a crime is, in fact, a constitutionally
protected freedom; a United States citizen’s right to
keep and bear arms.It’s known as the Second
Amendment to our United States Constitution.The AG thinks it’s a crime.Why?Because he says it is.
In their view when a man or
woman like you brings your grand dad’s shotgun to the
gun show and while exiting your vehicle in the show
parking lot it just so happens your brother-in-law sees
you and say’s “hello”.Now in this criminal conspiracy
he asks, “What are you doing at the Gun show?”And, “What’s in the gun case?”
When you reply that it’s your Grand
Father’s shotgun that’s been in the closet for twenty
years and you want to sell it at the gun show, he asks,
“Can I see it?”Now the crime is in progress.
say.“I’d rather see it go to someone
in the family than a stranger.”Trouble is now brewing and the
conspiratorial criminal act is about to unfold.
Your brother-in-law looks at
your gun and says, “I’ll buy it, I like the gun.How much do you want?”It doesn’t matter the cost.You could give it to him for
free on the spot or sell it for fifty dollars.At that point, when you hand him
the gun, you, as a “firearms dealer” have just committed
a crime.And your brother-in-law has just
committed a crime of receiving a firearm without going
thru a Federal background check.
If spotted by any police officer
in New York State you are subject to arrest,
imprisonment and fines.But, our NYSAttorney General is proud that
he has now ‘closed” the gun Show Loop-hole!
Several months ago I wrote an
article for the Sunday Gazette (January 1, 2012),
pertained to a Subpoena that Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman sent to me and several other Gun Show
Promoters.My offense to the NYS General
Business Law, Article 39-DD, S 896, “Operation of a Gun
Show” section two, was that I allowed some similar
circumstances to occur at two of my shows.Though I haven’t been officially
notified of my exact offence, I
believe it to be that someone, on the way into my shows,
was approached by his undercover agents and a purchase
was made thereby, an otherwise law-abiding, God fearing,
American citizen was deemed a “Firearms Dealer” and
arrested for selling a gun without insisting the buyer
go through a NICS check;NICS meaning National Instant
Criminal System check.Who knew?Did you know it is a crime to do
One of my question to the
Attorney General’s office was, how are people going to
know it is a criminal offense to sell or give your gun
to anyone who you know hasn’t passed a NICS check?The answer, it appears, of
educating the NY State populace of this law is on my
shoulders and the responsibility of other Gun Show
Promoter.Another unfunded mandate from
the office of the Attorney General of New York State;I must educate you about his
According to a draft letter I
just received from his office I either have to agree to
this mandate plus admit I broke the “Business Law” by
allowing the above scenario to occur (which is a crime)
according to his law, pay a fine of $10,000 and fork
over another $2000 for his expenses to perhaps pay for
his undercover agents and also abide by a host of other
new regulatory steps to insure it never happens again.
Or, they will continue with the
subpoena and seek every piece of paper work and computerrecords, plus
personal notes, tax returns and photos of any “empty
files” I may have in my file cabinet; plus number all in
proper order at a designated position and submit all and
any records of business in a timely manner.And give a deposition under
But, I could agree to this new
demand, pay the fine and watch my step in the future.I thought blackmail was illegal.
As a citizen, you have a perfect
right to sell your personal property anywhere, anytime
and to whom you wish.That is, except your legally
owned guns at gun shows!Of course, if you were at a show
in our adjoining states of Vermont, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Ohio you could still do the
same thing.Only in New York is it a crime.In New Jersey there are no gun
shows but you can own a machine gun.Schneiderman may be looking to
mimic New Jersey without the machine gun part.I still have my sights set on
Jersey though.I’ve spoken casually to Governor
Christy about gun shows, we’ll see.
If you as a free citizen of this
New York State agree that this whole charade is just
that, a political move to enhance a resume, then help me
and the other promoters of Gun Shows by letting your
elected representatives know how you feel about your
rights being violated.This is not about guns; this is
and always will be about control!
Guns will never go away, they
are a part of the American Tradition.Guns make us Americans.Whether you like or dislike this is, not
the question.Whether you can sell your
personal property is.Who is Eric Schneiderman to tell
you, you can’t?Perhaps our Second Amendment
Protection Union should be formed.
I am producing a Gun Show at the
SportsPlex of Half Moon, Clifton Park, this May 19 & 20
and all of these show regulations will be in effect.You may not sell your gun to
anyone while on the show grounds or adjoining parking
lots without having the buyer go through a NICS check,
this is illegal.These NICS checks can be
performed by any Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer inside
the show for a fee.You can, however, sell your guns
to any FFL dealer.They are there, in fact, not
only to sell but to buy new inventory.
But, don’t be discouraged about
all these new and proposed regulations.We can still do business but in
a far more intrusive way.Do bring your guns and other
collectables to our gun show dealers, keep them covered
until you enter our show and don’t be caught outside
breaking the law.
This is my first attempt at
educating the public about “Eric’s Law”.It should be the responsibility
of the State, not mine.And all this because you took
Grand Dad’s gun out of that freakin’ closet!
My new story is a little
out of sequence because
the most important is
A Gun Lover Poem
By David Petronis ~
April 29, 2012
In earnest response to a
Viewpoint in the Sunday
Gazette dated April 29,
2012 I respectfully
disagree with the author
and her views but
staunchly defend her
right to flowingly air
them. I humbly submit a
gun lover poem:
Barbara DeMille of
At writing has really a
But with accuracy become
more a nit-wit.
Automatic weapons were
While her facts they
were quite abused.
For protection in homes
I prefer the shotgun of
revolver was one of
Reasons schools should
teach aim and accuracy
I long for the day when
kids went afield and
And mom’s only concern
was to not shoot your
ownership is more what
And less of Barbara’s
outrageous new creed.
As for a hooded perp
with a burglary history
A security shooting
should not be a mystery.
Threats to my person or
force into my house
I should not be required
to run like a mouse.
Our gun control to be
Should be to hit
what is truly aimed for!
All I Can Say in Defense from
January until today ... Man, We've Been Busy!
GUN PRICES ARE
... March 24, 2012
all the major gun companies have figured out that with
all the buying activity, they can raise their prices to
distributors.Naturally they then pass it on
to us dealers who in turn – guess what – have to pass it
on to our customers.Not a really big deal, what
amounts to another $20 to $30 across the board but the
price increases are most common on all the hot items;
and most of those are currently out of stock in
My main gun supply guy passed on this
little piece of info stated by Ruger Company, “Don’t
bother to send us orders until May, we are that far
behind on filling what we have.”Fortunately, we made our large
purchases in January and March at distributor shows and
will get most of what we need, pays to plan ahead.We also have a great supply of
Ruger handguns in stock right now; LCP’s, LC9’s, LCR’s,
SP100’s, and lots of Ruger 22's.You may want to stop by and get
yours before the summer fun begins and none are around.
got resupplied with the Russian Moisan Nagant, both
round and octagonal receivers.However, the importers raised
our price by $25 per gun.But they are in super condition
with accessories and are still fairly cheap considering
the overall market on guns in general.We also have the 7.62 X 54 ammo.
Been to an
auction lately?The guns usually end up costing
more than for what I sell the same thing at my store, no
bargains there.And I give a guarantee.At the auction it’s still “buyer
beware”!Perhaps you should stop by our
Hudson River Trading Company store at 38 North Main
Street, Mechanicville and really see what you’ve been
yes, we do have all the black guns from Colts,
Bushmasters and Rugers through the PT91 .308’s and the S
& W 15’s to S & W .22’s along with lots more stuff.Need a 37mm B & D Launcher?We got those.
the shop from noon to at least 6PM daily (call on
Mondays to check) and for the next couple of Saturdays
from 11AM to 3PM.Then we’ll be out in Cortland,
NY for our show at the J M McDonald Sports Complex.See our Gun Show page for
us on Face Book and follow me on Twitter ‘cause every
now and then I actually tweet a sweet deal you won’t
want to miss; or at least you’ll get some current info.
joining our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates,
NEACA and get into all our shows early and free!Click on our link to join, lots
of guns and stuff at our shows.Happy hunting!!DP
Nomination for Woman of the Year ~
Catherine Petronis ~ 5 January 2012
VP & Treasurer,
NEACA, Inc.; VP, C&D Petronis, Inc.
38 N. Main
To My Wife and
the Rest of the World …
married with me for nearly 50 years and working in our
business's together since 1972, that alone should
warrant a woman of the year award. Cathy has been a
wife, mother, transportation specialist, friend to all,
business partner, writer, secretary, stenographer,
typesetter, composer, proofreader of our Arms Collectors
Journal, photographer, company tax consultant & preparer
(plus her own sideline tax business), financial planner,
computer technician, home & office handyman, website
developer at NEACA.com, phone operator & canvasser,
inventory control specialist, living & walking phone
book with memory recall of most names I forget, nurse,
family & vacation planner, travel consultant, treasurer
& banker, bookkeeper & keeper of the file system,
account payables & receivables technician, human scanner
& corrector of incorrect billing practices aimed at my
money, insurance & claims adjuster, appraiser, bottle
washer & light bulb changer, auto mechanic, loan
specialist, copier & fax repairman, website
administrator & computer e-mailer, all while staying my
good personal friend and that is just some of her
accomplishments and daily attributes. And I do remember
that time she helped me with an engine overhaul! Where
she finds the time I’ll never ever know!
By the way
did I mention Cathy being a hunter, licensed gun dealer,
trade show promoter, avid traveler and answers many
hundreds of worthwhile & occasional dumb questions each
year or that she taught knitting, crocheting & sewing,
feeds 100 or more hungry gun dealers at our Saratoga
Arms Fairs nearly single handedly (our next being at the
Saratoga City Center this January 28 & 29), keeps 30,000
show attendees in continual updating, mails thousands of
fliers & postcards periodically, administers our New
Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Membership monthly
and is a damn good cook? And for keeping up with me to
reach our fifty years of marriage on June 30, 2012, any
wonder I want to keep her happy?
Or that she
is still the apple of my eye and my best friend? All in
all I think I may have scratched the surface of what
Cathy Petronis, my wife and life partner, has done and
continues to do on a daily basis. We survived the
Mechanicville Tornado that ruined our home and plans
then worked together to rebuild our lives. As many other
partners have we’ve survived illnesses, family
tragedies, business down-turns but together worked
through all those low points of our lives. Yes, we have
reached retirement age and should be on the street of
easy living, but hope and change simply didn’t come
close to reality and survival so we continue on,
hopefully hand in hand, for another few years.
always be with my pistol packin’ mama, till death do us
part, seeking the good life while remembering our great
one that we have already traveled together. For this
life and in the next, I nominate Cathy Petronis for
woman of the year.
Happy New Year with a New
Opinion Article... See our Sunday Gazette!
Gun Shows ~ January 1, 2012
New Year to all us Primates!
January 1, 2012
You may have heard
about the loss of the squirrel monkey from the San
Francisco Zoo and of its’ recent return. This is my
Niece, Jill Andrews, with the little guy.For the full story click here!
San Francisco Chronicle.
New York, the Gun Show Gap
Commentary by David
Petronis, Dec. 7, 2011
In regard to the Daily Gazette article on
Thursday, December 1, and as one of the persons
mentioned in that article, I’d like to respond first to
the headline “Gun Sale Sting Shows Law Gap,” and second
to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s reported remark
that “guns are freely available to all at gun shows.”
As to the word “sting” used in the headline, the
common meaning of that word denotes that if a “sting”
was in progress, then the target of the operation must
somehow be criminal.Our organization does not engage in criminal
am President of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors
The purpose of our organization is to promote our arms
collecting hobby and provide a forum where arms can be
traded or acquired and educational displays can be
We have organized and promoted gun shows since 1982.We have never experienced a bad incident or
problem of any sort and during the past 30 years we have
provided safe and enjoyable events to hundreds of
thousands of people through the Northeast from Maine to
Pennsylvania.Evidently, now we are somehow to be looked upon
as criminals by the Attorney General, and our past three
decades of professionalism mean nothing.
I am not quite sure if the Attorney General
actually believes that our hobby provides places where
criminals gather to do evil, but let me assure you, that
concept is as far from the truth as possible.Gun shows have been held throughout New York
State for decades with no problems.As to the Attorney General’s quote that guns are
“freely available to all” at gun shows, he appears
convinced that there are no effective laws to regulate
gun show transactions.He contends that his “Operation Background Bust”
was conducted to demonstrate to the Legislature and to
the Governor that new laws need to be enacted.
In fact, there are existing laws regulating gun
shows, and even a designated group of New York State
troopers to enforce those laws.The law states that the “grounds” where the show
is staged must display specifically worded signs at the
entrances and throughout the show.We conform to this requirement and have done so
since we were notified of it.We also notify in writing all “dealers and
exhibitors” who set up at our shows that all sales of
modern firearms to individuals must be subject to a
National Instant Criminal System background check,
commonly known as a “NICS check” .This rule also applies to all persons entering
the show, even to individuals who meet at the show,
discuss the purchase of a firearm that one of them owns,
then leave the show together.They are still legally liable to obey the
regulations of the NICS check if they finish their
transaction outside.But where do the “grounds” of the show end?Does the rule still apply to two friends who meet
at the show and then sell a personally owned firearm at
one’s kitchen table sometime afterward?
The worst part of this scenario is that the
Attorney General might expect show promoters like me to
control such “illegal” transfers between private
individuals.By the way, let me explain that the above rule
with respect to private sales is only for us New
Only in New York does “dealer or exhibitor”
responsibility apply to a private person who goes to a
show with a privately owned firearm.That’s how the Attorney General was able to issue
a press release stating that ten “dealers” had been
arrested in his “sting”.
An even more bizarre situation concerns the
person who arrives at the gun show with a private
firearm and sells it to someone before ever entering the
hear in conversations that this may be exactly the
situation that I am now being investigated for.I have heard no clear explanation of how I, as a
promoter, am expected to prevent such a thing, or what
actually transpired but I am now targeted according to
the Attorney General’s letter.
A SHOW PROMOTER I, IN NEW YORK, AM SUPPOSED TO CONTROL
WHAT GOES ON OUT THERE IN THAT LINE HALFWAY AROUND THE
CITY CENTER IN SARATOGA.
I have had many calls of inquiry and support from
people who have attended our shows and from our NEACA
Many have asked to send a letter of support saying that
our practices at the shows have always been above board
and according to regulations.To all those people, I say Thank You!And yes, please send those letters to your
newspapers, your legislators, and the Attorney General’s
Show your support for someone who has stringently obeyed
the laws and has probably annoyed some of our show
attendees by stressing in word and practice that we all
have a responsibility.I urge you to support our local shows, our NEACA
organization and most of all our constitutional rights.
It has been said to me that our new Attorney
General is an anti-gunner, a staunch liberal in favor of
eliminating gun shows and possibly our gun rights.I don’t know about that.I do think, however, that like many public
officials he may have an agenda.A lot of progressives feel that gun control is
righteous and will save lives.As a conservative and freedom loving individual I
happen to believe that our freedom and preservation of
our Second Amendment rights is a lot more important than
anybody’s agenda, for any reason.Again, thanks to everyone for your continued
support and we hope to see you at our next City Center,
Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on January 28, 29, 2012.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising
America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It
is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own
bills. It is a sign that we now depend on on-going
financial assistance from foreign countries to finance
our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing
America's debt weakens us domestically and
internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops
here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad
choices today onto the backs of our children and
grand-children. America has a debt problem and a failure
of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
-- Senator Barack Hussein Obama, March 2006
Six years later America will do a
lot better ... 2012 is a-comin' ... his chickens
are going home to roost.
the Editor ~ The Gazette
Petronis ~ Monday, 29 June 2011
As a firearms dealer, I read with some interest
the Pastor initiated gun buy-back program offered in
Schenectady and reported in your Gazette on June 19,
question the lawfulness of such an event.
As a state and federally licensed dealer in
Mechanicville, I applaud the attempt of removing illegal
guns from city streets as the Pastors Charlie Muller of
Albany and Ted Ward of Schenectady have envisioned.In fact, my gun show promotions company, NEACA,
Inc., gave free space to an awareness group advocating
the same thing at a show we sponsored at the defunct
Centre City in Schenectady many years ago, so the idea
But at that time there were so many legal hurdles to
address which made such an attempt to retrieve stolen
and illegal guns near impossible, I wonder what now has
changed; not much, I believe, perhaps attitude.
Our New York State laws still insist that a
handgun be registered by name, serial number and caliber
to an individual holding a valid and current pistol
our laws no one can touch, fondle, use or carry any
pistol not on one’s own personal permit (some family
crossover exceptions exist).In fact, our laws upstate don’t even allow a
permit holder to carry his lawful weapon in NY City, but
that is another topic.The point is, regardless of the noble intent, the
picture your photographer snapped of the Rev. Charlie
Muller holding that .40 caliber semi-auto pistol is now,
I believe, evidence of him breaking the law.Dumb as it is, that is the way it is.
It is not my intention to undermine the efforts
of these fine and responsible people but rather to raise
awareness of some of the stupid rules that try to run
So what does Charlie do with an illegal handgun?Give it to the police who then need to find out
where it came from?That could well be their job.If it was found to be a stolen weapon, which in
most cases it probably is, do they return it to the
rightful owner?I don’t know.And by simply getting a murder weapon off the
street, if that is what we are most concerned with, is
the evidence of that gun and its ballistics now useless
to track and prosecute the murderer?
Why not let plain folks who find old guns in
their attic just turn them in to their local licensed
gun dealer who in turn can help them be registered or
sold as a collector piece?That scenario won’t ever happen for one reason or
another but a private individual, with all the right
intentions, is basically allowed to do the same thing.Why can one scenario be solemn and good while
also being lawbreaking, the other be impossible?Just one of my many observations in Dave’s World.
Gun Show Story
by David Petronis ~ May 25, 2011
The Real Gun Show Story
#1 is below and I
started off telling
about our upcoming
August Arms Fair ...
"This August NEACA,"
etc. but that was a year
ago; let me update.
First, our 2011 summer
gun show date is August
*26, 27, 28; the Friday
being reserved for NEACA
Members and show
This next event will
also mark our 28th
year producing shows at
the Saratoga Springs
City Center, this one
eighty-four! To see some
of our prior exhibitors
and their presentations
Saratoga Arms Fair.
the expansion of the
City Center is now
complete and instead of
our capacity being for
250 eight foot tables in
the main room we have
two new carpeted areas
plus the adjoining hotel
also available for about
twenty 8’ x 10’ booths
in their gallery.
In these new spaces we
want to expand to
another fifty or so
additional 8’ x 10’
dealers in vintage
artists whose work will
generally compliment the
outdoors theme of our
show thru nature, the
animal world, hunting &
fishing, the cowboy, our
native Indian culture,
or creations of decoys,
mounts or related
artisans. Over the years
we have had many highly
creative people included
in our Arms Fairs and
this is a great
opportunity for many of
them plus new artists to
pool together in our
show and make August in
Saratoga not just the
place to be for horse
folks but for Artists
and Artisans as well.
Our Arms Fairs are held
four times each year and
all are similar but also
different enough to draw
many diverse public
attendees; so we don’t
get the same folks
coming to every show,
nor do we have the same
exhibitors. What we do
get is our NEACA Member
base that now numbers
around 1400 and 3000
plus buyers. That is
why our Saratoga show
has been running fine
for these nearly three
decades! To toot our own
horn, we try harder and
work friendlier. Our
Gun Show page
will have more complete
information about the
details and logistics of
our NEACA Show
The actual next event we
are producing is in Old
Forge at the Hiltebrant
Recreation Center on
North Street. This is
being held at a new
time, during the height
of the tourist season,
on August *5, 6, 7. We
have also contracted for
the same location on
October 1 & 2, 2011.
This is a great little
village in the beautiful
Mountains of New York
State, truly a world
away from city trials
and troubles; though the
traffic does get backed
up when the whitetails
wander the main roads! A
place to rejuvenate the
mind and spirit, come up
Gun Show & Adirondack
Expo to get
back to nature and the
world of hunting and
fishing the old time
When I said, “we’ve come
a long way baby,” in my
original report I was
just envisioning some of
these new areas and
expansions but they are
now reality. Our
business is good, we at
New East-Coast Arms
Collectors Associates or
NEACA, are all well and
in fine health; we like
what we do and have
friends across the
country … what else can
there possibly be to
better enjoy the
continued good life? I
know, for you to check
out our shows as an
exhibitor or attendee,
better yet, join us and
become a Member.
You will enjoy what you
have been missing.
Gun Show Story
Petronis ~ July 14, 2010
This August NEACA celebrates the beginning of its 27th
year of producing trade shows at the Saratoga Springs
City Center.Our company actually staged the
first large event at the budding building when we opened
with an exquisite Antique Show.We didn’t quite manage to fill
what we thought then was a most massive hall of 20,000
square feet but came close, twenty six years later the
City Center is expanding its width and height as it
grows along with Saratoga itself.The City, the Center and our
business have grown considerably since 1984, I guess the
old saying can be used again as, “We’ve all come a long
President of a new and energetic company, while passing
through the north end of Saratoga Springs one day way
back in ’83, I noticed a large clearing with the
beginning of a foundation surrounding a good sized hole.I think the sign announcing
something about a new Convention Center brought me to an
abrupt halt and I found Mark Baker on site doing things
in a small construction trailer.In no time we had contracted for
the Antique Show and what was to become our 80th
NEACA Arms Fair we will have produced on that ground
this August 28 & 29.
still there issuing our contracts and now overseeing the
expanding show area.We now routinely fill the hall
with exhibitors and public has been flooding in four
times a year to buy, sell and trade firearms of all
makes and models plus taking home antique war weapons
and accoutrements of every description.Our NEACA Arms Fair has also
“been the place to be” for thousands of visiting folks.
been an ever changing business; we routinely must revise
our shows to comply with new rules and regulations.Not only are there changing
Federal laws to stay abreast of but New York State is
one of the most restrictive in business with its own
laws, taxes and compliances that we must follow, and
being in the gun business we must abide by many more
specific regulations.Running a legal, safe and
enjoyable gun show isn’t as easy as one would think; we
don’t just set up tables, invite exhibitors and sell
guns to anyone who walks in.To buy a firearm there are forms
to fill out, instant background checks to be made and
hopefully received back in a timely manner, and delivery
to be accomplished.There are no “gun show
loopholes” liberals would have you believe.
are run as an extension of the firearms shops most of
our exhibitors work at during the week, the weekend show
is usually a big expense for them but they meet a lot
more customers and also get to buy things from other
dealers or the public they normally wouldn’t see brought
into their own shops.What used to be a lightly
regulated swap meet 30 years ago is now a full time,
well managed business.And years ago when these meets
were few and far between today there are literally
dozens of gun shows that go on simultaneously each and
every weekend across these great United States.
has been good; while other businesses may be feeling the
recession, the gun makers and sellers have been doing
fairly well.It seems that people who never
expressed an interest in owning a gun now want one in
their home.Pistol permit applications are
way up and background checks for purchases are at record
Democrat administration is in power just the threat of
more rights being compromised or more restrictive gun
laws enacted seem to be enough to spur our business on.Now with the Obama nation in
charge of both the Congress and the Whitehouse, the
fears stated are present once more.Guns and ammunition sales were
at record levels last year and continue to be strong.The recent Supreme Court ruling
that the Second Amendment to our US Constitution
actually means what it states, that individuals have the
right to own guns, now is being exercised at a brisk
pace.The prevailing thought is the
Second Amendment was placed there to guarantee all the
others;even the First, Freedom of
Speech, which also allows for the dissenting opinion.
It is also
widely believed that after this election in November
that a left over Democrat lame-duck Congress will try to
ram through new laws or regulations that will be very
adverse to gun owners nationwide. There
has been little to no conversation over the past year
and a half about any restrictive gun legislation which
is most unusual.
believe, is not by chance but by design and meant to
lull the gun owning majority to dampen their guard over
our freedom.This may sound like the popular
conspiracy theories, but never the less, that belief is
another driving force for immediate and continuing gun
fear of losing or having the future ability to buy or
own guns there is another, though less known aspect in
the collecting of guns; their strong resale market and
retained or increasing value.Prices of quality collector
firearms have been sky rocketing; auction houses
routinely break individual record sales.Highly engraved, rare or
historically attributed firearms are now one of the best
of investments.Like the gold commercials we’ve
all seen on TV, “It has never been worth Zero,” guns
will always have value, rarely down, most always up.
better return on investment than the stock market,
especially so over the last several years; and honestly
what would you rather have trying to protect your home
one of these nights, a piece of paper portfolio or an
antique, highly engraved, still functional Smith and
Wesson revolver with a box of 50 rounds of .44 Russian
cartridges?They were good enough for the
European wars over a hundred years ago and still potent
enough for today’s intruders.
decades, even the centuries, the cost of a good quality
firearm has generally been high; whether for war,
peaceful use in hunting or sport or for self protection,
perhaps a month’s salary or more was handed over gladly.Today, high tech manufacturing
and laser engraving has brought the price considerably
lower for a fine and fancy firearm.All types can be found at our
NEACA Arms Fairs and at all levels of value.
one of our shows is still a walk through history but
also, unlike a museum, you can actually purchase and go
home with a true historical artifact or museum quality
firearm. Not just guns but all
sorts of sporting antiques, military collectables,
investment quality custom knives, old hand crafted
hunting decoys, traps, artwork, or Americana plus
reference books and shooting accessories of all types
can be found among the myriad of tables manned by the
most extraordinary of throw backs to a different age;
the gun dealer.Come visit them at our next show
in the newly expanding Saratoga Springs City Center on
August 28 and 29.
wish to join our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors
Associates and receive benefits as a member of NEACA,
visit our website at www.NEACA.com.Getting an average of over 6
million plus hits a month must define that there is
ample interest in what we do.And we will also be doing it on
September 25 and 26 in Old Forge, NY at the Hiltebrant
Recreation Center on North Street and the following week
at our largest show in the immediate northeast, held in
Clifton Park at the SportsPlex of Halfmoon this October
2 and 3.Fill out your door prize coupon
at any of our shows and be among the nearly 30,000
households who regularly get a mailing of our upcoming
events.You will be in good company,
pleasantly enlightened or modestly entertained and we do
hope to see you at our next NEACA Arms Fair.
Anniversaries & Dining Out, Our
Petronis ~ July 10, 2010
As the saying goes, timing
is everything.In little more than a week
away, Cathy and I were celebrating our 48th
wedding anniversary and I hadn’t a clue as to what we
should do.It’s usually a grandiose
affair, this big day when our family all began, but
daughter Denise had travel sports with her two girls,
son number one, David, will be working in Charlotte, NC
and Scott, our baby, needs to be at his office in NYC.Wednesday, June 30, 2010
wasn’t going to be a family gathering.A very busy time for us as
well so it’s just we two and we’re staying local.Then came an e-mail.
“Special 5 Course Dinner &
Wine Pairing – June 30th,
2010” was the message, “Reservations Required.Seating at 6PM at the
Chef’s Table.”Sounded like a plan, a
special dinner just for us in a special place on our
special day; fate is good to us!This was a message from
TR’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Resort – Lake George
Turf.Only about 40 minutes north
of our home this intimate dinner for two was to be our
celebration of another milestone in our loving lives;
Cathy and I produce Arms
Fairs for exhibitors and public to gather for the
purpose of selling and buying firearms and related
accessories.Collectors and dealers
belong to our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates
as members of NEACA, Inc.As such we have been
utilizing the banquet room at the Holiday Inn Turf for a
February Gun Show for over fifteen years, so we knew the
facility and our dinners there were always top notch.A Friday evening seafood
buffet is a highlight for the locals and guests and we
have made it a point to partake of the fare.With our pleasant
experiences already, we knew this intimate five course
dinner was going to be great.But intimate, not so much.
We’ve been dining together
often with our dear friends Jan & Ken Delano, owners of
Charlton Gun Shop and Cathy mentioned the special dinner
offer we received.A few hours later a return
call from Jan was that they would also like to go and
wanted to treat us for our anniversary dinner.Not a proposition to refute
and their company is excellent.This deal is looking better
all the time, I thought – great dinner, fine company and
now a gift!
I’ve been mentioning this 5
course dinner but now you must know the whole deal.What would you expect to
pay for a Chef’s Table, which means special attention,
with five exotic courses, all paired with a special
wine, that is – five wines? Including
an appetizer, a salad, a special appetizer, filet mignon
and dessert; a hundred dollars a plate would not be a
lot. How about $49 per person?The entire mouth watering
menu was in our original e-mail and we were ready to
party.Unfortunately, all the
hotel rooms were sold out so we couldn’t party too much
and drive home safely.So intimate dinner for
four, here we come.
The Turf Hotel group owns
several in the area and have been upgrading their
Holiday Inn property overlooking Lake George for a year
now.The place is beautiful,
with accommodations, lobby and patios very comforting
and eye appealing.The view of the lake is
great and an evening cocktail near the outside fire pit
is simply relaxing.From past experience we
knew pretty much what to expect with dinner seating and
service, but for this evening a surprise awaited.
On arrival we were greeted
by the hostess, who knew us from our Arms Fairs, and led
us into a special newly remodeled private room with
doors opening to a private patio.A table for eight was
nicely set up and we were motioned to pick our seating.I immediately mentioned
that some confusion must be happening as we only had a
reservation for four.“No confusion Mr. Petronis,
this is your table and four other guests will be joining
you, that is, if you don’t mind?”Seeking help with an answer
all agreed and I was motioned to the head of the table
with Cathy on my right.We were a little early so
we started on a bottle of the first wine offering of the
evening, a Chardonnay from California.Our conversation began with
how meeting new people should be an interesting one but
I wondered what was in store.
In a few minutes our
Executive Chef, Michael Squires came in to greet us and
explained a bit about our meal and that four other
guests will soon be arriving.Then Brian Straughter, Vice
President of Turf Hotels arrived with Michael Spilman
the Holiday Inn Turf General Manager.Then a couple from Niagara
Falls, who were staying at the hotel, also joined us at
the table.They were about our age,
married 46 years, and complemented the group very well.All were in attendance and
our night began.
A Jumbo Shrimp Francaise
with lemon and saffron beurre blanc was placed in front
of us and more Chardonnay was served.Chef Michael explained
about the serving and what was to come and our mouths
began to water.But 3 large shrimp covered
in a butter sauce needed to be dispensed with first;
they were delicious – could have been equally sufficient
with only two!It was then divulged by
manager Mike that this was the first offering of this
dinner with real live customers, us, and that they
sincerely appreciated our reservations.Prior dinners were for the
staff where they tweaked the menu and service and were
still seeking input as to how everything is served,
amounts of food and style.We were the “guinea pigs”
for the evening.And what little piggies we
were to become!
Cleanse our palette, here
comes a Pinot Grigio from Tuscany and our Belgian endive
salad with walnuts and apples slices. Of
course, nothing is as simple as it sounds.Not just walnuts, but ones
that were roasted with honey and sprinkled with
confectionery sugar.Thin slices of apple
arranged in a perfect circle surrounding endive leaves
in citrus vinaigrette. The fruity wine was a wonderful
We were beckoned that it
was time to stretch our legs and retreat to our private
patio where Chef Michael was grilling our special rack
of lamb.I never really cared for
lamb, I will tolerate it and have been served delicate
little half-raw finger chops in some of the most
beautiful of settings; they look great but just aren’t
for me.Well, these morsels sure
smelled and looked pretty darn good, I’ll mull through
them one more time, I mused.Michael was finished
grilling; we knocked off our Pino Grigio and returned to
our seating among interesting conversation and awaited
our next course.
Our server appeared with a
California Pinot Noir, supple in texture, with rose
petal and red fruit aroma.Pour away, I’ll need it to
drown out the lamb.Chef arranged these two
great looking little chops with bone handles in a
crossed arms fashion, almost in honor of our NEACA
emblem of crossed rifles, he placed them over a mound of
pesto risotto and sided with sun dried tomatoes.I couldn’t believe the
taste, I found I do like lamb!These were grilled to
perfection with an applied herbed au jus and they were
superb.The mound of soft, short
grain rice was tasty but much more than I could handle
for an appetizer.My buds were working
overtime as it was.Cathy and Jan were
contemplating how to duplicate the lamb as a meal when
our fourth wine was uncorked, a dark Cabernet Sauvignon
from Sonoma, this flavor of plums and Bing cherries
perked the palette for our coming main course;
anticipation was in the air.
An entrée of medium rare
Filet Mignon encrusted with blue cheese and wrapped in
bacon was placed in front of us, one could almost hear
the beckoning of “Taste Me!”This most exquisite of beef
lay between a baby portabella mushroom demi-glace and
roasted red pepper coulis, a tangy puree of red peppers,
shallot, wine vinegar and olive oil.Adjoining each side were
Yukon smashed potato and a roll of asparagus tips; a
sight fit for the God of Goodness and a taste to please
any King.The company ceased all
chatter and the business beforehand was indulged upon.And indulgence indeed was
this fine food and drink.
The serving and meal so far
spanned about two hours then our table was cleared while
our very competent and lovely server opened a slightly
bubbly Rosa Regale from Strevi, Italy.Aromatic and tasteful of
ripened raspberries the sweetened taste created an
anticipation for dessert and coffee.Then Chef Michael produced
a Chambord bunt cake with chocolate raspberry ganache.It was a temptuous finale
to a wonderful meal.Over coffee we expressed
our opinions amongst ourselves, Chef Michael and our
The unanimous consensus was
that the idea and setting was great, the meal was
handled perfectly and the food was superb.Ken suggested the wine
pairings could reflect our own New York State vineyards
in keeping with “buy locally.”I suggested the appetizer
portions could actually be reduced even though none of
us had an “overstuffed” feeling.Chef Michael said he
already went to three shrimp from five and said they
were still exploring the serving time and portions.Two and a half hours for a
great meal with a patio break at half-time seemed to fit
the optimum dining experience.Jan wanted the recipes.All of us were well
As noted, timing is
essential and if you want to experience a wonderful
evening each Wednesday, TR’s at the Lake George Holiday
Inn Turf is a dinner to behold.We thank the owners and
management for developing the idea and the cordial
atmosphere of their Special 5 Course Dinner & Wine
Pairing and wish them great success.Whether you like to dine as
a couple, foursome or want the experience of joining a
group table, all requests seem to be accommodating but
their intimate private area appears to be designed for
less than twenty adult people.Our invitation turned out
to be an evening of celebration that we soon won’t
TR’s takes its name from
Teddy Roosevelt, a military leader, stalwart
conservationist, experienced hunter and one of New
York’s favorite sons.His old politics may not be
credible to all but his namesake overlooking Lake George
is truly a remarkable establishment and surely will
become a destination to partake of beauty, friendliness
and a wonderful dining experience.Our hats are off to Chef
Michael Squires, Cathy and I are looking forward to our
The First Amendment to our US
Constitution gives us the Right to write this; the
Second Amendment Guarantees that we can! July 4th, 2010
There was talk
yesterday about Obama (he's not my President) trying to
stifle reporters from using pictures or videos about the
"Oil Spill" anymore, or REPORTING on it! And eluding to
time in jail plus a $4000.00 fine. Now you know why I
start my home page with Buy a Gun! EVERYONE should own
AARP or CRAP? ... You Decide!
June 10, 2010 .... by David Petronis
Just received my Valuable Life Insurance Info
from AARP; you know them as the modern leaches of the
elderly as opposed to the olden times blood suckers that
were thought to help with physical ills.I must say though, reading their policy proposal
gave me a good morning laugh.
First of course, you must join the American
Association of Reprehensible Practices – or whatever
AARP stands for – and then fill out this New York Life
associate questionnaire; no health examination is
needed, alluding to “you can fool them by lying.”Don’t believe it for a second and read the fine
print of the policy before 30 days is up.Most large organizations make a lot of money
simply lending their name to a product or, in this case,
an insurance policy.AARP is no different.
So, if you are a 67 year old male and would like
to give AARP just around $30,000, not including lost
compound interest, and you kick off at age 79½ you get
your money back plus $20,000.If you make it past 80, you’re out of luck.But, that’s what insurance is for – helping you
out if bad luck ensues.And, as with a lot of folks if we didn’t have bad
luck we’d have no luck at all!But generally speaking putting ten grand away for
a funeral is probably further ahead than buying a
$50,000 policy at those “cheap” rates.And don’t worry about leaving your kids or grand
kids a nest-egg, Obamacare will keep them all happy from
cradle to grave while taking all your money in the
These are the things that made me chuckle; no
medical exam but the questions like, “have you been
diagnosed by a doctor as having heart trouble, lung
disorder or diabetes, etc.”, among other ailments, at
our age is almost a given, “yes.”Or number two, “In the past two years have you
been admitted to a hospital?”Or this one I really like, number three; “In the
past three months have you consulted a doctor?”Another chuckle when in Question Three it was
noted that I was not required to report any HIV tests
but was required in Question One whether I had AIDS or
an AIDS complex.
Delving into the coverage, I noted that if I get
a doctor’s diagnosis of 12 months or less to live then I
can apply for half of my benefit coverage as long as I
keep paying the premiums.Nice of AARP.Then I noted I get to keep this coverage to age
80 then I get to pay much more for something, I guess,
premiums, meaning monthly payments, are not at a
guaranteed rate but I am told only if AARP raises all
the rates in my same class at the same time will they
Well, I feel safer with my stated payment now.
AARP tells me that there is still time to protect
my loved ones but didn’t they just tell me all my
problems will be addressed when we all kiss Obama’s Ass
and make him dictator?Well, just for a little while … until he gets all
his grand plans in motion.I thought the Great One was going to give me all
I needed, what about that AARP?Did you forget?
I saved the best laugh till last.As I re-read this proposal I knew I had to be
missing something then there it was, “Just One
Exclusion!” Get this,
“If death results from suicide in the first two
years, benefits will not be paid.”
wants all of us 67 year old people to kill ourselves
when we reach age seventy and then screw us out of our
benefits with the fine print in their frigging policy!There is a master plan after all.
I Can’t Believe the Crap on the News
May 28, 2010
I swear, every day the crap I hear on the news is steadily
worse than the day before; actually I find myself
swearing at the news!Cathy tells me to calm down but with hearing that
the Feds have built a fence to
keep the Border Patrol vehicles off of
“sensitive” land but aliens can cross it at any time,
well that just makes me swear more!Are “they” all insane!
“They,” being the numskulls who make these rules … the real
power in Washington and elsewhere … the damn
bottom feeders who listen to the lobbyists’ … like the
environmental whackos who think cacti are more important
than you and I.When we start getting rid of the permanent
fixtures imbedded in the government is the day we start
improving America.You think teachers have tenure … ever try to fire
a State Worker?
Obama tells us that the illegal aliens will
have to pay a fine, pay their back taxes and go to the
rear of the line for US Citizenship; is that what he
plans to do with the several hundred Somalia Muslims
that recently crossed from Mexico?They aren’t here to work Pres and they probably
won’t mind the back of the line; better to do their
thing unseen in the rear.They would love US Citizenship so if they are
caught doing damage they can get your AG Holder to give
them their days in court to ridicule you for being an
my own way to stop border crossings.
Oh, glad you asked.BO, do you know how many folks would gladly
volunteer to set up camp on a desert ridge in Texas,
Arizona or New Mexico and set their sights on a moving
M-14 would be a handy deterrent and a couple
of boxes of .308 ammo are still pretty cheap; problem of
aliens solved in a week … at no cost to the Government!Drug smuggling would be at a halt and people in
slavery would be replaced with people power.I’ll bet free room and board would be there for
the asking from fed up ranchers.
Speaking of the Fed, why can’t you come up with a good idea
like that to protect our borders and our Citizens?The Mexican Federales shoot folks trying to
cross into their country illegally, why can’t we?If Calderon can do it, why can’t you?We’ll start a war on the border with drug
dealers, you say; and they would start shooting
Americans and kidnapping them.The war would be the object ‘cause, Pres, Phoenix
is now the
second highest kidnapping city in the world,
just behind Mexico City and in case you haven’t noticed
… them drug runners are already shooting Americans.Where is Pershings’ replacement when you need
of being apologetic to the commies in China get some
gonads and enforce the US Immigration Laws so States
like Arizona can get on with tourism instead of having
to do your job!Before the States number one business is replaced
by exporting illegals.
Sorry, I said “commies in China.”I forgot, they are our trading partners and we
owe them our asses and pretty soon our left arms and
Unfortunately, deal with the devil and face the
consequences has been one of the forgotten rules.
Went to buy a
shirt yesterday and the ones made in Egypt were $24.95,
ones from Bangladesh were the same and ones from China
were $3.00 less … ones made in the USA … weren’t there.An indication of what “Globalization” means to
Americans like me and you.
When I was
selling clothing in my
Hudson River Trading Company store we sold
90% Made in the USA, 7% Made in England (Barbour)
and 3% Made in Korea (Combat Boots) because there wasn’t
a single US manufacturer of molded footwear.
Now even that is
dominated by China, want to walk to war, first place
your boot order with the commies.
War ain’t what it used to be.If you get shot at today you can shoot back but
make sure there aren’t any “civilians” around … that is,
if you can actually load your weapon.Oh, there is plenty of ammo but there are more
regulations against its’ use.Want to send your son or daughter in Afghanistan
a combat knife or even a large pocket knife?Make sure it is less than three inches; otherwise
they may hurt someone with it.That gallant
bayonet charge of yesteryear; forget about
threw your kids bayonet away, into the scrap heap … too
violent a weapon and deemed it too cruel for use in
MI Garand, the weapon that won WWII and is
probably still one of the greatest effective combat
weapons in use today, well the Army has destroyed most
of what they had left; instead of selling them to the
civilian US marksmen.Heaven forbid we should have the power of the
Minutemen of 1776.Instead we have to ward off any invasion with
Chinese SKS’s … if you can still find one …
importation was banned.
Remember movies where Audie Murphy stood his ground with a
caliber Browning Machine Gun and won the
Medal of Honor?Today your kid would win a Court Martial for
shooting a .50 Cal at a combatant … cruel and unusual
punishment blowing a man in half that was trying to kill
you! Don’t see
much about the facts above on the crappy news … at least
not knowing keeps me from swearing!Yeah, war ain’t what it used to be … how’s that
“change” working for you?
May 25, 2010 ~ Children of our Great Country ... Watch,
Listen & Learn...
To teach a kid a lesson is a great service, to learn
from experience is a great teacher, to learn a lesson
from a masterful teacher is a great experience. Children
of the greatest generation have faltered to teach those
of the next generation about the values and sacrifices
those before us have endured. Please ask your children
this question, "What is the Constitution?" And then sit
them down for a few minutes and experience with them the
words of a great orator ... and teach them the value and
the meaning of being an American. Watch the video ...
May 23, 2010 ~ Obama Snubbed
Did you watch the 10-second video in the headings above, where a lineup
of leading Russians refuse to shake Obama's hand? Did
you see this on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or MSNBC?
This is "hard ball", Soviet Style. After the third
handshake refusal, it becomes obvious and Obama's facial
expression is priceless. "I guess we're no longer in
March 28, 2010 ~ Letter to NRA
To Wayne LaPierre,
I read with keen interest in our Daily Gazette,
Schenectady, NY of how you and evident buddy, Harry
Reid, were together at a new NRA shooting Range in Las
Vegas, Saturday, March 27, 2010. Sarah Palin was
spouting to the Tea Party crowd a mile away, you know
the folks who rant about God, guns and Freedom. I assume
there was no time in your schedule to meet and greet the
street folks who will be turning your buddy to pasture
Yes, I am an NRA Member, a gun dealer and gun show
promoter. I also don't drink beer and I vote! In the
last NY State and Congressional elections it seems you
guys at the NRA backed our now Senator Gillibrand over a
nice Conservative fellow and she won. Then was appointed
to the Senate and we got Obamacare. You also backed
Scott Murphy of NY over another nice conservative and we
got Obamacare in the House. Are you now out stumping for
Harry Reid so we can get Socialism in our lifetime? It
is just great that good old Harry is a hunter or voted
one time for our cause to keep our guns. There is a
bigger picture here, Wayne. Guns are good. But even good
gun guys can go wrong, as you guys did. Don't repeat
your stupid mistakes and give Sarah a call.
It is of no use to have the right to buy and sell over
the backyard fence if you can't afford to buy groceries
or ammo and your grandchildren can inherit our
collections but need to sell off to pay for the
ridiculous Federal debt we are in. Get real, have a cup
of tea, Wayne. Think beyond the firing range and set
your NRA sights on getting Conservative Gun People to
our Nation's Capitol in November. We here at our gun
shows or NEACA Arms Fairs are shooting in that
Interesting News today from
Fox News about my favorite Lady Conservative ... see
2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin
is joining Fox News as a contributor, the news channel
The former Alaska governor, whose book, Going Rogue:
An American Life, became a bestseller weeks before it
was released and remains No. 2 on the New York Times
bestseller list, has signed a multi-year deal to offer
her political commentary and analysis across all Fox
News platforms, including Fox Business Channel,
FoxNews.com and Fox News Radio.
She will also participate in special event political
programming for Fox Broadcasting.
"I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and
management team at Fox News. It's wonderful to be part
of a place that so values fair and balanced news," Palin
said in a written release.
Palin will also host periodic episodes of Fox News
Channel's "Real American Stories," a series exploring
inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity
throughout the American landscape that will debut in
"Governor Palin has captivated everyone on both sides
of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her
dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup," said Bill Shine,
executive vice president of programming.
Prior to joining Sen. John McCain on the 2008
presidential ticket, Palin was the first woman to serve
as governor of Alaska, taking the oath in 2006. As
governor, she worked on improving resource development,
education, health and transportation and infrastructure
Prior to holding the office of governor, Palin served
two terms on the Wasilla City Council in Alaska as well
as two terms as the mayor and manager of Wasilla, and
worked as an oil and gas industry regulator.
Owned by News Corp, Fox News Channel is a 24-hour
general news service covering breaking news as well as
political, entertainment and business news, and has been
the most-watched cable news channel in the country for
eight years running. It features the top 13 programs in
cable news and can be seen in more than 90 million
HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THREE SHORT PARAGRAPHS Over five thousand years ago,
Moses said to the children of Israel: Pick up your
shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you
to the promised land.
Nearly 75 years ago Roosevelt said: Lay down your
shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel; this
is the promised land.
Now, Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses,
raised the price of camels and mortgaged the promised
probably happened to you too, right? ... or Left?
In my nightmare I found myself nude
in bed. I was looking at a mirror on the ceiling and I
discovered that I am a Negro ... and I'm circumcised!
Quickly I sat up, found my pants and
looked in the pockets to find my driver's license photo
... it was that same color, Black!
I felt myself being very depressed,
downcast, sitting in a chair ... But it's a wheelchair!!
That means, of course, besides being
black and Jewish, I'm also disabled!!!
I said to myself... aloud, "This is
impossible. It's impossible that I should be black and
Jewish and disabled."
the pure and holy truth", whispers someone from behind
me. I turn around and it's my boyfriend, Jimenez ...
Just what I needed!!!
Now, I'm a homosexual and on top of
that have a Mexican boyfriend!
Oh, my God..... Black, Jewish,
disabled, gay, with a Mexican boyfriend, no doubt I'm a
drug addict and HIV-positive!!!
Desperate, I begin to shout, cry, try
to pull my hair out ... Oh, nooooo... I'm freaking
Then the telephone rings... it's my brother.
He's saying, "Since mom and dad died
the only thing you do is hang out, take drugs and lay
around all day doing nothin'! Get a job, you worthless
piece of crap... any job.!"
Mom?... Dad?... Nooooooooo... Now,
I'm also an unemployed orphan!
I try to explain to my brother how
hard it is to find a job when you are black, Jewish,
disabled, gay with a Mexican boyfriend, are a drug
addict, HIV positive, bald AND an orphan! But he
doesn't get it. Frustrated, I hang up.
It's then I realize .... I only have
With tears in my eyes I go to the
window and look out.
I see I live in a shanty-town full of cardboard and tin
houses! There is trash everywhere.
Suddenly, I feel a sharp pain near my pacemaker....
Besides being a disabled Jewish
Negro, a fairy with a Mexican boyfriend, an HIV positive
drug addict, bald, orphaned, unemployed, an invalid with
one hand and a bad heart, I find out I even live in a
At that very moment my boyfriend
approaches and says to me, "Sweetie pie, my love, my
little black heart throb, have you decided what you are
going to wear to Washington to see Obama?"
Say it isn't so!!! I can handle being
a black, disabled, one armed, drug addicted, Jewish
homosexual on a pacemaker who is HIV positive, bald,
orphaned, unemployed, lives in a slum, and has a Mexican
But please, oh dear God, please don't
tell me I'm a ....
I don’t know who wrote this piece about the
“Change” that has been happening in America but the
logic and the history lesson should be heeded.I could have written it because I feel the same
way, uneasy and questioning … why?Why is the Country I grew up in so different from
the memories of my youth fifty years ago?Is it Progress … or are we simply repeating the
dark side of history?David Petronis … 26 October 2009
The Observation … Anonymous.
I have come to think
there is something monumentally large afoot and I do not
believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage
crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist but they are
merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is
only now coming into a sharper focus…
historic proportions is happening. I can sense it
because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like
and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be
brewing but there is something happening within our
country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen
years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past
We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make
massive loans to people we know they can never pay back?
We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no
real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion
dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few
months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose
the terms. That is our money; yours and mine. And that
is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so
strenuously just this past September 2008. Who has this
money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms
unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it?
I thought this was a government of "we the people," who
loaned our powers to our elected leaders; apparently
We have spent
two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our
We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history and no
longer teach our founding documents; why we are
exceptional and why we are worth preserving. Students by
and large cannot write, think critically, read, or
articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not
picketing and school boards continue to back mediocrity.
We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election,
violently in California over a proposition that is so
controversial, one that simply wants marriage to remain
defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever
think such a thing possible just a decade ago? We have
corrupted our sacred political process by allowing
unelected judges to write laws that radically change our
way of life and then allow mainstream Marxist groups
like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a
banana republic; to what purpose?
Now, our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free
fall, major industries are failing, our banking system
is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly
bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our
education system is worse than a joke (I teach college
and I know precisely what I am talking about) the list
of problems is staggering in its length, breadth, and
depth. It is potentially 1929 times ten.
we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear
of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn,
cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they
have the opportunity to do so.
And finally, we
have elected a man that no one really knows anything
about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let
alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his
associations and alliances are with real radicals in
their chosen fields of employment, and everything we
learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not
downright scary. Surely, you have heard him speak about
his idea to create and fund a mandatory Civilian Defense
Force, stronger than our military, for use inside our
borders. No? Oh,
of course not. The media would never play that for you
over and over again and then demand he answer it. Sarah
Palin's pregnant daughter and a $150,000 wardrobe are
winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change.
I have never been so afraid for my country and for my
children as I am now.
This man campaigned on bringing people together,
something he has never, ever done in his professional
life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along
philosophical lines, push us apart and then try to
realign the pieces into a new and different power
structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes,
you will never see the same nation again.
And that is only the beginning.
As a serious
student of history, I thought I would never come to
experience what the ordinary, moral German must have
felt in the mid-1930’s. In those times, the "Savior" was
a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser (Community
Organizer) from the streets, about whom the average
German knew next to nothing. What they should have known
was that he was associated with groups that shouted,
shoved, and pushed around people with whom they
disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage
through great oratory. Conservative "losers", I hope you
read it right this time.
And there were the promises. Economic times were
tough, people were losing jobs and he was a great
speaker. He smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And
people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for
fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them
into submission; which they did - regularly. And then,
he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled
economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression.
Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government
power, person by person, department by department,
bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German
citizens were, at first, encouraged to join a Youth
Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what
to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews
How did he get people on his side? He did it by
promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less
and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did
it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun
control, promising health care for all, better wages,
better jobs and promising to re-instill pride once again
in the country, across Europe and across the world. He
did it all with a compliant media - did you know that?
And he did this all in the name of justice and...
“Change!” And the people surely got what they voted for.
If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all
there in the history books under Hitler and Nazism.
So read your history books. Many people of conscience
objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names,
laughed at and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed
out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the
House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime
Minister) he was booed back into his seat and called a
crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world
came to regret that he was not listened to.
Do not forget
that at that time Germany was the most educated, the
most cultured country in Europe. It was full of music,
art, museums, hospitals, laboratories and universities.
And yet, inless
than six years(a
shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S.
presidency) Germany was rounding up its own citizens,
killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children
against parents and neighbors against neighbors; all
with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell
is paved with them.
As a practical
thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I
have a choice: I can either believe what the objective
pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe
with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to
me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope
I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and
ignoring what is transpiring around me.
I, for one, choose to believe the evidence. No doubt
some people will scoff at me; others laugh or think I am
foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am.
But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye
and tell them exactly what I believe and why I believe
I pray I am
wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our
vote in the next elections.
September 1, 2009
is the 70th Anniversary of
the Start of World War Two,
September 1, 1939.
Fifty Million people were
estimated to have lost their
lives in the ongoing years
till War's end. Something to
think about when then, like
today, we were not prepared
Mentally nor Militarily to
respond to a threat from a
National Socialist Party of
Brown Shirts and Black
Shirts who simply wanted to
Right the Wrongs of the Past
Administration. History can
and will be repeated if
common people lose their
Faith. This Video urges us
to Remember ...
watch then join the Tea
see the Capital Region
Quarterly Sales Tax receipt
numbers are in for this
Second Quarter of 2009 and
the area is down from 4 to
10% in tax revenue,” was my
first comment to my wife
over Sunday morning coffee.I
continued, “Saratoga County
led the decline with 10.27%
less taxes collected over
the same period of last
year, equating to about 2.5
million dollars.“ Cathy
replied, “Didn’t you write
about that last week?”
wrote in a Letter to the
Editor of our local Express
that sales tax revenue
increases are not about to
offset any give-a-ways for
PILOT Programs to developers
of the Esplanade Project in
letter I said, “If you want
to build it, pay for it;
don’t ask us taxpayers to
foot the bill.”
Someone asked me why I
bother to write Letters to
Editors or commentary
articles on various
“Generally nobody really
cares about anything except
their own job and family,”
was a comment.I
explained simply, “If not
with that response I also
questioned my motive.Was I
the type of person who just
wanted to see his name in
Searching my soul, the
answer was much more than,
had my fifteen minutes of
fame supposedly allotted to
us all, in fact many times
don’t need recognition but I
feel a need to speak out
when I recognize a problem.I
guess I have a need to
comment thinking if I don’t,
never been one to leave it
up to the other guy to get
rid of the dead skunk in the
found that very many young
people today do not know
what is happening around
few young people, I put
young at under 45 years old,
read a daily paper or watch
the evening news.They
seem to be too busy with
However, they usually know
what is going on in the work
place, in their or their
friends’ neighborhood and at
politics outside their
hamlet, in history about
town and of State and
Federal proposed policies
and laws, most kids don’t
have a clue.Ask
who the Vice President is or
the name of their
representatives to the State
Legislature are and more
than not a blank stare will
be your answer.But
politics is what drives each
of our lives, shapes what we
can and can’t do and
generally figures how much
money you will get to spend
on what you want next year
and in the future.
Elections have consequences
and knowing who and what
policy to back are important
to your future.
morning I am especially
enjoying the Sunday
newspaper, though I must
say, comics aren’t what they
used to be; I got more
chuckles out of how the
Schenectady politicians and
city lawyers are trying to
stifle new businesses and
curtail private parties.If the
proposed laws were in effect
years ago I wouldn’t have
been able to go into
these things are thought up
they seem so reasonable,
being their purpose is to
curb crime, burglaries or
drug use, all good targets
probably don’t even know of
these crime fighting
attempts, so let me shed
Schenectady City Council
wants to pass a law that
will allow their police to
crash a private party held
in a commercial building,
ostensibly to stamp out drug
use because there were three
homicides at private parties
must be hundreds of pros and
cons on that issue.
Probably more a problem of
who is having the party
instead of the function in
problem seems to have solved
itself though, private party
bookings have moved out of
Schenectady; great business
“Fenced Goods Law” goes
through, small businessmen
will have to prove to the
City that they have enough
money to operate a
is, that if you intend to
buy any “used” items from
the public for a business of
resale, then you must show
you have enough capital so
you won’t be enticed to buy
stolen or “fenced goods” so
you can make exorbitant
other words, people who have
a lot of money are good;
people with little money are
wonder who decides between
the good and evil among us.The
City would control this by
not simply leveling a
proposed $250.00 fine for
being engaged in this
larceny but also by credit
checking and determining
whether the prospective
business person has enough
would not issue a
“certificate” unless one
passed their test.Way to
solution; why not just lock
up the filthy burglars in
the first place and hide the
started my business career
with a rug of green outdoor
carpet, a metal cash box and
$50.00 for change when I
opened my first retail
outlet; plus a little
inventory of course.Point
is I could not have passed
their test for
then we have been successful
in amassing … well, let’s
just say it’s more than a
million. But not from that
friendly business city,
a gun show within the City
limits some years ago and it
was the only time I had to
jump through hoops, pay
extra cash and obtain
permits to do so in over 25
years in my Show Promotion
Haven’t run one there since.Being
run by a Democrat majority I
guess they just have a need
for control; kind of like
Obama insisting his
unhealthy health plan is
“going to be” shoved down
our throats whether we like
it or not.When
our Congress and Federal
workers try it out first for
a year or two, talk to me
health care debate is
supposed to be around 50/50
for or against, according to
some polls.I ask,
how can spending several
trillion dollars to insure
40 million people (a lot who
don’t want it or need it)
benefit the 300 million who
already have one form of
good health insurance or
you see folks flying to
England or Canada for
up folks, smell the roses at
home before you whiff the
cesspool leaking out of
young folks who probably
won’t read about this today,
either here or in your local
daily, you may find it too
late when you reach my age.Let
your voice be heard now.
“Cathy, I need another cup
of coffee, please! Reading
about these Unions is drying
my throat!” Now, Carl, I
thought to myself, what are
you chiding about today?I love
Carl Strock when he agrees
with me but he can be a real
… well, pain sometimes.And I
thought I may have converted
him about guns when I
invited him to one of our
Saratoga Springs Arms Fairs.He did
show up and said hello.“Carl,
we’re having another at the
end of August, pop in!”At
least he told it like it was
with this Union bid to
abolish elections at
non-union work places.What a
sales would probably go even
higher if that proposed
legislation got wings.
wonder, could it be that
this lingering small amount
of unionized workers in the
private sector and the
overwhelming number of
governmental unions combine
so that it generally costs a
million dollars a mile for
ever happened to the ditch
digger for $5.00 an hour?That
wasn’t supposed to be a
career job that required a
“living wage” as the
liberals like to say.
Flinging burgers wasn’t
supposed to be a lifetime
opportunity but rather a
part-time or entry pursuit.No
wonder there is so much
unemployment today, the
brainwashing of living
minimum wages precludes
workers from taking a menial
job … or two, to get by
while working towards
something better.Let a
small businessman legally
hire help at five bucks an
hour without all the red
tape involved of “living
wages” and see how many
folks could get a job.It is
not a permanent solution but
it would put money in some
pockets right now.It
should not be up to the
business owner to create
careers out of dead end
should be on the back of the
individual worker to make
him or herself move up the
line from burger flipper to
the flippin’ manager. Well,
not likely to be much
incentive to look harder
when one can now get 72
weeks of unemployment
benefits; that is some paid
vacation. “I know, Cathy,
sometimes things are tough,”
saw what I was writing.
to the Opinion Section; skip
wanted your opinion I would
have given it to you. Cathy
says I got to get off my
duff and mow the lawn.Women,
they just don’t understand
what a Sunday morning is
supposed to be. At least I
can hide in the bathroom and
finish the paper. I still
have the financials and the
rest of the comics but may
only have time for the most
important. Just like the
cherry with a sunday desert,
I leave the best till last.I’ll
go with “Dilbert.”
Assume.What a word it is!What a scenario those
two syllables can put
together.Know that life is
hard enough but when
assumption enters a phase of
it the process is usually a
learning experience.So, for the next
several minutes, let’s
assume that I, the author,
know what I’m writing about
and you, the reader, will
either be entertained, or
I have been in sales,
in sales management and now
own several businesses.I have been trained
in and also taught sales,
closings and time
management.I am of retirement
age but choose to be
working.I have what some
people would call a type A
personality.The point is, I have
lived a full life and quite
probably know what I write
about.Many years ago while
attending a seminar, my mind
was opened to a very
interesting question; Who is
the ass in assume, you or
Sounds dumb, doesn’t
it?Let’s take a look at
my experiences just this
past week and find out what
happens when one person
assumes another person knows
what they are doing.A contractor stopped
in to my gun shop and asked
if I still needed brick
work, we made a deal and I
hired him.I knew of his work
and he seemed reliable,
especially after showing up
on time for several days.He was working by the
hour and he and I kept time
schedules.When his bill came to
me I assumed our hours would
basically be the same; they
were not.His included leaving
his house and picking up
material on his way to the
job and lunch time.His also included his
wife’s time for picking up
some material plus gas.Whether his or mine
were correct was not the
lesson here, the learning
experience was twofold; I
assumed I was paying him for
brick work performed and not
travel time; lessons
learned, I was the ass in
assume.I fired him.
During this job, I
needed coloring for the
mortar mix so I called a
cement supply company,
Grimm, in Green Island, NY.Been there for over a
hundred years so they must
know and care about their
business.When I phoned, the
fellow who answered sure
sounded like he knew what I
needed and I left.On arrival at this
very large facility of
cement and stone products, I
found who I was talking to
and we checked a color
chart, picked out what I
needed, ordered five, five
pound boxes and pulled my
vehicle up to a delivery
area.He brought out one
box containing six boxes of
coloring and said, “thanks”,
be off with his blessings.
something was awry I said,
“Wait”, I ordered 5 boxes,
either I’m short or over.”This competent
looking young fellow then
looked at the box that said
six and stared in
bedazzled!He observed while I
pulled my trusty pocket
knife, skillfully inserted
the blade to the taped box
and exposed six boxes of
coloring.I handed him one that
was imprinted with a number
“five” and “pound” word and
told him I just saved his
company twelve dollars and
change.Good-bye.Now you would assume
that my good deed for the
day was done but don’t ever
forget the other very
important adage to that
no good deed ever goes
I arrived back at my
house with the box of
coloring, showed it to my
mason and now I read on the
box, “Bright Red” when I
“Limestone Red” from the
color chart.To the phone I go,
talked to my main man
“Scott”, who helped me with
the order and found out he
gave me the wrong box.They were closing
shortly and would be open at
7AM on Monday, no time left
this Friday to go back and
get an exchange.“Anyone live near me
in Mechanicville who could
drop off a box?” I asked.“I don’t know where
other employees live,” was
the answer.Lesson learned, I
assumed I got what I paid
for and hoped the problem
could have been easily
corrected, it was neither.I was the ass in
Now the weekend brick
work wasn’t going to happen
so time was lost on the
project.Come Monday morning
and my main man “Moose” was
supposed to be on the job at
7AM.When he showed up
just before 9:00 I had other
things to do.It takes about an
hour to run down to Grimm
and back; actually 40-45
minutes but who’s counting
time?So, I told “Moose” to
go and pick up what we
needed and he would be on
the clock for labor and I’d
give him a few bucks for
gas; mind calculation, 30
miles round trip, 15 miles a
gallon, 2 gallons at $2.50,
five bucks, I’ll go six.Moose goes down, gets
the right color, leaves at 9
and returns at 11:00.On his bill
calculation he adds 2 hours
for labor and $20 for gas.You know the lesson,
You would assume when
a bill comes in the mail it
is correct, not always.My wife Cathy always
checks the credit card
statements, the phone bills,
the utility bills and the
bank statementsOften they are wrong
and usually not in our best
interest.Assume the grocery
clerk and the scanner are
adding things up right and
learn the lesson at home
that they were wrong.When you assume, it
costs you time and money.
If a grocery clerk
doesn’t know what an apricot
or a bunch of scallions are
you would assume they would
ask.If not they may
charge for the incorrect
item.You assume the
scanner is correct but if
the stock man doesn’t put in
the right code or adjust the
code for sale items, you pay
more.Never assume your
grocery trip is an outing,
it is a chore, a job, often
a learning experience.
I have an answering
machine on a particular
phone line and the line is
set up so no outgoing calls
can be made.Cathy checked the
phone bill and found a
charge that my answering
machine accepted a collect
call.I will have to speak
with it!Another erroneous
$9.00 charge for another
company re-routing my calls;
no they weren’t!Don’t check the bill
and you’ll pay extra.
Another rule to live by is
“If you are not part of the
solution you are part of the
problem.”Training for sales
clerks, computer operators
and people in general is
essential.Assume ignorance and
One would assume that
our legal system is
generally correct in its
outcome.You would assume
wrong,The lady with the
scales is blindfolded so
assume nothing will go right
and you may stay out of
jail.I embrace the death
penalty for horrendous
crimes but assuming you
would never be charged with
murder when you are
completely innocent doesn’t
work well when walking the
last few yards on death row.Good plan or bad,
don’t really know but if
your life depended on the
assumption that the system
is infallible, you could
On the subject of law
and lawyers, today at 1PM
Cathy and I go to a closing
of understanding on a
restaurant we wish to
purchase.We’ve worked long and
hard on this deal and it now
all comes down to a meeting
of the minds; we assume we
are all on the same page and
all will go well.We’ve done our
diligence in explaining what
we want and have agreed with
the sellers on all aspects.Will our lawyers be
on this same plane, the same
field of view, the same page
as we are.We’ll see later.
Donald Trump gave
advice as to always be ready
to walk away from a deal
until the very last moment
of signature.We adhere to that
advice and are willing to do
so with this deal.If it is not exactly
how you want it, decide
beforehand on what you will
do.Walk away if
necessary.Never assume it will
work out, it usually will
Now my week isn’t
quite finished, yet.
Yesterday I was met at my
shop by a customer and I was
a bit rushed for time anyway
and events got carried away.I unlocked my door,
put keys in pocket, turned
off the alarms, turned on
the lights and talked about
guns. Needed to be somewhere
else so when I finished I
was just going to quickly
lock up again and come back
later.Reached into pocket
for keys, went to lock the
front door and found that I
only had the round part
hanging on the ring, only
had half a key.Proceeded to check
the key hole and there I saw
an object in the slot, the
rest of my key?Luckily, I have an
inner door which I did lock
and left the outer door
unlocked.I will repair it
later or call a locksmith
and away I went.
Cathy asked when I
would be home for dinner and
I told her if I didn’t need
the locksmith in an hour or
so.Back at the shop
about 4:00 PM I proceeded to
take the lock apart,
naturally a set screw that
holds the thing-a-ma-jig
wasn’t going to move so I
took out my handy lock-picks
to see if I could get the
broken end out. The tools
went in awfully easy and I
could grab nothing. I had
taken a spare key and
checked it to see what the
end looked like, for some
reason I also tried to
insert it into the lock …
went in just fine! There was
no broken part of the key in
there, I just assumed
there was. On checking my
pants pocket in the evening
after emptying the day’s
accumulation, there was my
broken end.All in a day’s
assumption, I guess.
Lesson learned in the
last few minutes of reading
is that when you assume
something of another or of
an instance you generally
will achieve disappointment
rather than your intended
outcome.Practice clarity in
your conversations and even
in your thoughts and
defines “assume” as to “take
as granted or true”; that
is, to “suppose.”Another meaning is,
“to take up or upon oneself”
as to assume responsibility.These two meanings,
among others, make the act
of assumption a very
important part of everyday
life.As I said previously,
life is hard, don’t make it
any harder by assuming it is
However I do assume,
you will check out my Dave’s
World Page on
www.NEACA.com to observe
Has the NYS Senate staged a
comeback? Maybe Monday?
Answer was, I guess not!
Republicans had best get off
their fat asses and go see
the people out there if they
want to be on the inside
to see what the gun grabbers
in the NYS Assembly have
passed this month of May,
Think you are alone? Not if
your cell phone is with you.
This link will get you to
think about what you could
be saying to everyone...Cell
& Glory of Dave's World"
MUST SEE ~ Remember the
Fifties link. ... Had an Interview
with Channel 10 News on
Saturday, April 10th about
the increase in Gun Sales
along with ammunition. Been
real busy this month, watch
for new business venture.
Once upon a time, I was invited to the
White House for a private dinner
with the President. I was a well
respected businessman, with a factory
that produces memory chips for computers
and portable electronics. There was
some talk that my industry was being
scrutinized by the
administration, but I paid it no mind, I
live in a free country. There's nothing
that the government can do to me if I've
broken no laws. My wealth was earned
honestly and an invitation to dinner
with an American President is an honor.
I checked my coat, was greeted by the
Chief of Staff, and joined Mr.
Obama in a yellow dining room. We sat
across from each other at a
table draped in white linen. The Great
Seal was embossed on the china and
uniformed staff served our dinner. The
meal was served, and I was
startled when my waiter suddenly reached
out, plucked a dinner roll off
my plate and began nibbling it as he
walked back to the kitchen.
"Sorry about that," said Obama. "Andrew
is very hungry."
"I don't appreciate...," I began, but as
I looked into the calm brown eyes
across from me, I felt immediately
guilty and petty. It was just a dinner
roll. "Of course," I concluded and
reached for my glass. Before I could,
however, another waiter reached forward
took the glass away and
swallowed the wine in a single gulp.
"And his brother Eric is very thirsty,"
explained the President. I didn't say
anything. Obama is testing my
compassion, I thought. I will play
along, I don't want to seem unkind.
Then my plate was whisked away before I
had tasted a bite!
"Eric's children are also quite
hungry," I heard as I crashed to the
floor. My chair had been pulled out from
under me. I stood, angrily brushing
myself off and watched as it was carried
from the room.
"And their grandmother can't stand for
long," continued BHO. I excused myself,
smiling outwardly but inside feeling
like a fool. Obviously I had been
invited to the White House to be sport
for some kind of game. I reached for my
coat to find that it had been taken. I
turned back to this so called President
to hear, "Their grandfather doesn't like
I wanted to scream - that was my coat!
But again, I looked at that placid
smiling face of my host and decided I
was being a poor sport. I spread my
hands helplessly and chuckled. Then I
felt my hip pocket and realized my
wallet was gone. Now, I excused myself
and walked to a phone on an elegant side
table. I quickly learned that my credit
cards had been maxed out, my bank
accounts emptied, my retirement and
equity portfolios had vanished, and my
wife had been thrown out of our home.
Apparently, the waiters and their
families were moving in. The President
hadn't moved or spoken as I learned all
this, but finally I lowered the phone
into its cradle and turned to face him.
"Andrew's whole family has made bad
financial decisions. They haven't
planned for retirement and they need a
house. They recently defaulted on their
subprime mortgage so I told them they
could have your home. They now need it
more than you do," he explained.
My hands were shaking. I felt faint. I
stumbled back to the table and
knelt on the floor. The President
cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak
and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes
and stared at the tablecloth. "By the
way," he added, "I have just signed an
Executive Order nationalizing your
factories. I'm firing you as head of
your business and I'll be operating the
firm now for the benefit of all
mankind. There's a
whole bunch of Eric's and Andrew's out
there and they can't come to you
groveling like beggars for jobs ."
I looked up. Obama dropped his spoon
into the empty ramekin which
had been his crème brulee then drained
the last drop of wine from his glass.
As the table was cleared he lit a
cigarette and leaned back in his
chair. He stared at me. I clung to the
edge of the table as if it were a
ledge and I was hanging over an abyss.
I thought of the years behind me, the
life I had lived flashed before me. I
had earned it with a lifetime
of hard work, much risk and many
struggles. Why was I being punished?
Has God now forsaken me? How had I
allowed it all to
be taken? What game had I played and
lost? I looked across the table with
eyes in amazement seeking what had I
As if answering my unspoken thought,
Obama suddenly cocked his
head, locked his empty eyes on mine and
bared a thousand teeth. I could see the
horned growth from his brow as this
beast wryly rubbed his hands... and he
"You should have stopped me at the
Do you really believe that Obama
could possibly win a war along with his
Liberal Congress that we are engaging in
on the Pakistani border? If so naive,
watch this video ...
Half of You Dummies Voted For
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted Friday, February 13, 2009 4:20 PM
Stimulus: Say this
for the $787 billion behemoth that
Congress voted on on Friday — never in
our history has a more important vote
been cast on legislation with so little
scrutiny. Couldn't they at least read
the thing before voting on it?
bill is, in a word, massive. It's full
of details that deserve to be given a
close look before anyone votes. As the
old saying goes, the devil's in the
details — and if you can't look at the
details, you might just end up with the
The bill that President Obama called
"the largest change in domestic policy
since the 1930s" was jammed down
Congress' throat, breaking almost all
the promises of bipartisanship and
transparency along the way.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed to give
members of Congress at least 48 hours to
look at the historic legislation before
After all, the bill will spend the
equivalent of nearly 9% of our GDP while
adding $1.2 trillion to our national
debt. Obama vows to "create or save" 3.5
million jobs at a cost of $263,000 per
job. Shouldn't it get even a little bit
Apparently not. The bill went on line
sometime early Friday morning, not too
long before passing 246-183 with not a
single Republican vote and seven
Democrats voting against it. So much for
a "bipartisan" plan, another promise
In the House at least, there wasn't even
the pretense of bipartisanship. The
Democrats drafted their bill with no
input from the Republicans.
In the Senate, Democrats found three
Republicans — Susan Collins and Olympia
Snowe, both of Maine (pop. 1.3 million),
and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania — to
give them bipartisan cover and to
provide a 60-vote filibuster-proof
a crew of RINO'S)
Even more obscene was the undue haste
with which Congress voted on this bill
as it was still coming together late
last week. As House GOP leader John
Boehner noted on the floor, "not one
(House) member has read this bill."
That was by design. Pelosi was keen to
leave town on a weeklong recess, and she
didn't want to have to wait for a little
thing like debate over the largest
spending bill ever passed.
Nor is it a partisan issue. As Missouri
Democrat Emanuel Cleaver said,
"Regardless of party, we all cast our
votes with one hand and crossed our
fingers with the other."Is this any way
to pass a so-called stimulus package?
Even worse, as U.S. News and World
Report has noted, lobbyists — not
members of Congress — got the first shot
at suggesting changes to the measure.
The newsweekly's Paul Bedard said "one
key Democratic staffer" e-mailed him the
following: "K Street (Washington's
lobbyists' row) has the bill, or chunks
of it already, and the congressional
This was Thursday night, on the eve of
the vote. And remember, Congress had
voted to put the bill online for at
least 48 hours before it took action.
Not until Friday morning, however, did
it hit the Web. All a lie.
Why the haste? Surely one reason is the
bill is stuffed with pork and short of
real stimulus. Its authors don't want
the details out. They shouldn't be
surprised, then, when voters bridle at
what they've been saddled with.
Another reason seems to be that
lawmakers had pressing business overseas
during this week's recess, and really
didn't want to stick around Washington.
In Pelosi's case, she and several other
Democrats were due to leave Friday
evening for an eight-day tour of Europe,
including Rome. We wouldn't want to get
in the way of her travel plans, would
In this month of celebrating the
bicentennial of President Lincoln's
birth, we can't help recalling his
prayerful hope at Gettysburg — that
"government of the people, by the
people, for the people, shall not perish
from the earth."
This bill pretty much inverts Lincoln's
ringing words. In this sorry episode at
least, it was "government of the
lobbyists, by the lobbyists, for the
lobbyists." In other words, a real
After all the misinformation
from the media and blatant
disinformation from the democrats that
we all had to wade through with hip
boots, here is a bit of REAL and TRUE
Information about the cause of the
housing crisis and our eventual economic
meltdown. No, it wasn't President
Bush's fault, nor the Republicans in
Congress but rather the root cause, as
usual, was the Liberal-crats on the
Hill. You folks wanted change but
surely you'll get more of the same, just
this time farther up the kazoo! View
this video from Fox News to see where
the problem lies ...
HOLDER NOMINATION SIGNALS
OBAMA'S TRUE ANTI-GUN RIGHTS AGENDA
BELLEVUE, WA - The nomination of
Eric Holder for the post of attorney
general of the United States sends an
"alarming signal" to gun owners about
how the Barack Obama administration will
view individual gun rights, as affirmed
this year by the Supreme Court, the
Second Amendment Foundation said today.
"Eric Holder signed an amicus brief in
the Heller case that supported the
District of Columbia's handgun ban, and
also argued that the Second Amendment
does not protect an individual right,"
noted SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. "He has
supported national handgun licensing and
mandatory trigger locks. As deputy
attorney general under Janet Reno, he
lobbied Congress to pass legislation
that would have curtailed legitimate gun
"This is not the record of a man who
will come to office as the nation's top
law enforcement officer with the rights
and concerns of gun owners in mind," he
Holder's nomination, like the
appointment of anti-gun Illinois
Congressman Rahm Emanuel as White House
Chief of Staff, tells American gun
owners that Obama's campaign claims
supporting the Second Amendment were
"empty rhetoric," Gottlieb stated.
"America's 85 million gun owners have
ample reason to be pessimistic about how
their civil rights will fare under the
Obama administration," Gottlieb said.
"Mr. Obama will have a Congress with an
anti-gun Democrat majority leadership to
push his gun control agenda. Gun owners
have not forgotten Mr. Obama's
acknowledged opposition to concealed
carry rights, nor his support for a ban
on handgun ownership when he was running
for the Illinois state senate.
"Barack Obama vigorously portrayed
himself on the campaign trail as a man
who supports gun ownership," Gottlieb
concluded, "but now that he has won the
election, he is surrounding himself with
people who are avowed gun
prohibitionists. What better indication
of what to expect from Barack Obama as
president than the people he is
selecting to lead his administration?
This isn't a roster of devoted public
servants. It's a rogue's gallery of
extremists who have labored to erase the
Second Amendment from the Bill of
Commentary by David Petronis ~ October
The media has taken polls
suggesting less than two weeks prior to
this most important of elections, that
Obama has due cause to begin measuring
for new drapes in the White House.Not only the Presidency has
already been decided but the new
Congress will have a huge majority in
the House and at least 60 uncontestable
Democrats in the Senate.Nancy Pelosi will have you
“sending in your guns” for destruction
as Harry Reid collects checks for the
Treasury Department for your new
“government sponsored Health Care
Now it’s reported that the vast
majority of white Catholics are also
voting for Barrack Hussein Obama,
noteworthy to the point that they have
always picked the next president with
their block vote.I am one of the descenting white
Catholics who will be voting for John
McCain and voting out the New York State
Democrats.I hope I have a majority of
friends who follow me to keep our nation
a Christian Country.
Consider this, Ye Christians;
Revelation 13:5, the Beast.Revelations tells us the Beast
(anti-Christ) will rule for 42 months
and then destroy everything.During the six month honey moon
and reorganization after the
inauguration, 42 months are left in this
next Presidential term.Obama has stated that this will
no longer be a Christian nation --- it
will be one of Christians, Jews,
Muslims, Buddhists ….. I, for one, don’t
agree with this new design for America,
how about you?
According to the Book of
Revelations the anti-Christ is:The anti-Christ will be a man in
his 40’s, of Muslim descent, who will
deceive the nations with persuasive
language and have a massive Christ-like
appeal.The prophecy says that people
will flock to him and he will promise
false hope and world peace.And when he is in power will
Do I see a similarity between the
prophecies in Revelations to the
pernicious candidate of the Democrats,
you decide.It is hard for me to believe that
the likes of today’s Democrat leaders
can flaunt the efforts of George
Washington and the Patriots in war and
John Adams, Paul Revere or Thomas
Jefferson in their cause of liberty and
Halls of Congress.They flaunt our heritage, all the
blood spilled to make America the finest
nation on earth, they decry God from our
Constitution and they coerce the Forth
Estate, the media, to promote their aims
and their ascent to power.Can we allow this to continue?I think not.
The culmination of Obama’s four
years in office, besides following the
dire prophesy of Revelations also
coincides with the Mayan Culture date of
world destruction currently figured out
to be 2012.Is this coincidence that these
two far removed prophecies converge upon
the same future date in history of
mankind’s ruin and destruction? And
there are other similar cultural
It may be that the worst to come
is not immediately from Obama himself
but rather from the jubilance of the
Democrats to their resurgence of power,
the overwhelming controlling votes of
the House and Senate along with the
veto-proof, though unnecessary,
Presidency.Not since 1978 when Jimmy Carter
was President did the Dems hold this
much anticipated power. That is the time
they fooled with the “Houses for
Everyone Theory” the culmination of
which thirty years later is the need to
bail-out Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae
leading to the housing crises leading to
the banking crisis and another $700
million dollars balanced on the backs of
our grandkids.Look it up if you have any doubt
that this is not the root of the
problems we have today.
Can you try to imagine what the
Democrats will do first: Voter
registration on the same day as the
election; Voting for felons, in or out
of jail; Union Boss looking over your
Voting Shoulder Act; Sweeping reforms to
curtail any future buying of the
election as is being tried now (known as
the Comprehensive Incumbent Re-Election
Reform Act); Turn in your guns, the days
of Hunting and Shooting Are Over Act; a
car in every garage and pot for people
mandate payed for by Redistribution of
Wealth Act; anything they wish to
retrieve from the garbage heap of
liberal discards will again be in play
plus all those wonderful new ideas of
how the Dems can help us all with more
dependency on those in government … the
true and real meaning of the progressive
cause … scary indeed!
On their ascension into power,
the Day of Inauguration 2009 the
Political Beast will begin to be
unleashed upon the unsuspecting hoards
who allowed them to deceive you.Fortunately there will still be
gun shops and gun shows still open in
January where protection can be obtained
for thwarting the impending doom …
though the powers within the bureaucracy
will now have all your personal
information and what you own … that is a
good thing, right?Think about your vote this time.
us at NEACA.com.
watched the second Presidential debate
last night without falling asleep give
yourself an “A” for absolute
attentiveness but give John McCain an
“F” for what should have been fighting
spirit with innovative attacks on
Obama’s character and sleazy friends.The whole hype leading to this as
to what McCain “had to do” in the
pundit’s eyes reminded me of the “shock
and awe” I was disappointed with during
the bombing of Baghdad.I waited and waited, and waited
but no “awe” was to be seen; too many
war movies, I guess and no doubt my
expectations this time were a bit too
high for McCain to sweep in on the low
road.There is less than four weeks
before our country drowns in toilet
water so us real Americans are going to
have to push our friends and neighbors
to take a good look at what kind of
changes are soon to come.My intent here is not to be
pretty with prose but alarmist with
This McCain fellow just can’t
seem to call a spade a spade!Does he view himself as a
gentleman from the Senate who can’t
speak ill of another Senator to his
face?Get over it, John, or you are
going to lose!While Obama and the rest of the
ideological democrats stick in a knife
with a friendly smile, good ‘ol John is
going to be hugging the floor with moans
rivaling “Et tu, Brute’?”Being swept under the rug of
oblivion by media hyping of liberal
sound bites over and over again and not
coming up kicking, biting and scratching
is not a good plan, John.Thank God for Sarah!But you, my friend, have got to
start kicking some ass.
It amazes me that anyone with a
name that has the sound and syllables of
our number one terrorist, Osama, a
middle name of the tyrant we needed a
war to depose, Hussein and a common
first name Barack with an Arabic origin
has gotten this far in the electoral
process.Don’t you people know that names
actually suggest a meaning?If I step in sh-- and it stinks,
the name of that fits.We are still a nation full of
Anglo-Saxon Christians and our customs,
laws and Constitution were founded on
their beliefs.Well, at least for now we are.Since when did we invite the
Anti-Christ in?The old belief was that if you
wanted to come to America you could come
but when you got here you became an
American and celebrated Thanksgiving and
Christmas.When did that requirement change?Nobody asked me if it was OK.I don’t see hyphenated Americans
and I don’t think they belong here.I only see Americans that can
conform, if you don’t like it, leave.How then can one who calls
himself an African-American have the
gall to run for President of our
America?It boggles my mind!And this guy is more Muslim in
name and nature than African.Even in his book on life he says
if push comes to shove he will stand
with the Muslims.And 50% of the idiots who we have
given the right to register and vote
think he’s just swell.Boggle, boggle!
did we go wrong?GW, I am sorry, I know you are
turning in the grave.
Guilt by association should have
been a game stopper long ago for this
Afro from Chicago.The affirmative action programs
aside where did the money and influence
come from that put this poor boy, born
in the usual out of wedlock style of a
salt and pepper affair, into the best of
Universities?I don’t think it was his grades.Dig into it and Muslims seem to
have had a hand.Look into what he did during his
formative and college years besides
drugs and learn about associations with
ACORN, the “community organizer”
portion of his portfolio.When Obama was eight, Bill Ayers
Weatherman terrorist group bombed US
Government buildings, a technicality got
him off from spending his life in
prison.When Obama started his political
career it was around a coffee table with
Bill Ayers, the terrorist.I rest my case!
Jeremiah Wright says it’s time for a
black woman to legally sleep in the
White House I envision the next step is
to re-paint it black.When Father Flagher flails his
arms like a chicken and wishes he was
black I envision him roosting on the
Capital dome and crapping over the
deserved Senate below.When Farrakhan raises his arm to
black power and points toward his coming
space ship I envision a return to goose
stepping ideologue’s of yesterday’s
idiocy.Simply watch and listen to the
friends of Obama and if you are not yet
scared of the consequences of his
Presidency, take your pulse!
Fellow Americans if you do not
want to wake up to socialistic
doctrines, guaranteeing of negro
reparations from the Civil War,
religious zealots whose religion is to
kill the white man and strip his body
flesh, to associations with terrorists
in the White House, to police bashing,
crime laden rappers shrieking “niggers
kill whities” then you had best try your
damnedest to turn this trend around and
vote in the next best President, John
McCain.And don’t look for God’s help if
he loses, we brought Sodom on ourselves.
Alien Breeding of Democrats ...
Some of you will recall that on July 8,
1947, a little
over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that
an unidentified flying object (UFO) with
five aliens aboard, crashed onto a
sheep and cattle ranch just outside
Roswell, New Mexico.
This is a well
known incident that many say has long
covered up by the US Air Force and other
federal agencies. However, what
you may NOT know is that in the month of
nine months after
that historic event, the following
people were born:
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Charles E. Schumer
happens when aliens breed with sheep?
I certainly hope this bit of information
clears up a lot of things for you,
it did for me. No wonder they
support the bills to help illegal
aliens! Now you know.
Do you think that the government should
bailout Wall Street and the banks to the
tune of $750 BILLION DOLLARS? I
don’t, no matter what the people in the
When politicians start talking about
billions of dollars they actually begin
to start paying attention. When a
Washingtonian speaks in millions he or
she thinks of pocket change, from our
pockets of course. But when
billion or trillion come into play their
radar tunes in, probably trying to
figure out how to get at least a small
piece of it, after all hiding a few
hundred million in hundreds of billions
is easy. Do you know what a
My calculator only goes up to ten
million so I had to resort to the old
pencil and paper method to figure
something out. Let’s say out of
the 300,000,000 people in the USA, (that
figure is 300 million if you write it
out) that only 200,000,000 are actually
over 18 and working for a living and
possibly paying taxes. Now instead
of giving out a bailout of OUR MONEY
(because the only way the government
gets its’ money is from us in taxes or
it prints it as a loan from us) we cut
that 750 billion in half and divide it
up among us 200 million
citizens. If my math is correct,
that gives a bailout to each taxpayer of
That is my plan.
This report may be a bit optimistic but
it hasn’t been proven wrong either.
The U.S. Geological Service issued a
report in April ('08) that only
scientists and oilmen knew was coming,
but man was it big. It was a revised
report (hadn't been updated since '95)
on how much oil was in this area of the
western 2/3 of North Dakota; western
South Dakota; and extreme eastern
Montana ... check THIS out:
The Bakken is the largest domestic oil
discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay,
and has the potential to eliminate all
American dependence on foreign oil. The
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
estimates it at 503 billion barrels.
Even if just 10% of the oil is
recoverable... at $107 a barrel, we're
looking at a resource base worth more
than $5.3 trillion.
'When I first briefed legislators on
this, you could practically see their
jaws hit the floor. They had no idea.'
says Terry Johnson, the Montana
Legislature's financial analyst.
'This sizable find is now the
highest-producing onshore oil field
found in the past 56 years,' reports The
Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It's a
formation known as the Williston Basin,
but is more commonly referred to as the
'Bakken.' And it stretches from Northern
Montana, through North Dakota and into
Canada. For years, US oil exploration
has been considered a dead end. Even the
'Big Oil' companies gave up searching
for major oil wells decades ago.
However, a recent technological
breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's
massive reserves... and we now have
access of up to 500 billion barrels.
Because this is light, sweet oil, those
billions of barrels will cost Americans
just $16 PER BARREL!
That's enough crude to fully fuel the
American economy for 41 years straight.
US Oil Discovery- Largest Reserve in the
Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of
the Rocky Mountains lies the largest
untapped oil reserve in the world is
more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August
8, 2005 President Bush mandated its
... that was over three years ago!
They reported this stunning news: We
have more oil inside our borders, than
all the other proven reserves on earth. Here are the official estimates:
8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
18-times as much oil as Iraq
21-times as much oil as Kuwait
22-times as much oil as Iran
500-times as much oil as Yemen- and it's
all right here in the Western United
HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE
extracting this!? Because the democrats,
environmentalists and left wing
republicans have blocked all efforts to
help America become independent of
James Bartis, lead researcher with the
study says we've got more oil in this
very compact area than the entire Middle
East, more than 2 TRILLION barrels,
Untapped. That's more than all the
proven oil reserves of crude oil in the
world today, reports The Denver Post.
Barak Hussein Obama just finished his
first debate with John McCain claiming
that the US had only 3% of the world’s
oil and consumed over 25% of it … so we
should switch to wind and solar for our
needs. The wind, I can see
generated by the Democrat politicians on
the hill but as for solar I’ll be
sticking some of the millions they
should be sending me instead of Wall
Street so far up their behinds along
with their heads they will never see the
sun again. Vote these ridiculous
people out of office once and for all.
Sarah Palin’s Foreign Policy Experience
David Petronis, September 1, 2008
The State of
Alaska has a foreign country on its
eastern and southern borders, Canada.As the crow
flies north from Alaska it would
probably freeze to death on the Russian
tundra.If you cross the
western Bearing Sea you would be in
Russia, not to mention the adjoining
territorial waters of Russia and Alaska.To the southwest
where the Aleutian Islands arc through
the Pacific Ocean they end up close to
Japan and China.No other of our
states has as much territory either
joining or in close proximity to other
foreign countries.Wouldn’t one
think that the Governor of a state with
those proximities encounter’s foreign
relation experiences on probably a
weekly if not a daily basis?Who are the
Democrats trying to kid when they say
Sarah Palin, the current Governor of
Alaska, has no foreign relation
experience? She certainly does!
just received a note from a native of
Alaska, who also happens to be my nephew
and he states, “As Governor of Alaska,
Sarah deals directly with a host of
Pacific Rim countries on a variety of
trade issues; from exporting coal to
China and Korea, to oil issues with
British Petroleum (BP), to Bearing Sea
and Pacific Ocean fishing down to the
International Whaling Commission. … Plus
she is also negotiating a huge natural
gas project that involves our closest
neighbor, Canada.This gal has
political common sense too and ain’t
afraid to tell Congress where the buck
stops, as in telling them that if we
wanted a bridge to nowhere at Ketchikan,
the State of Alaska would built it
ourselves.” So says Rick Hrubes of
Now, let me ask
my Democrat friends what kind of foreign
relation experience Barak Hussein Obama
(BHO) has?That he dealt
with all facets of people in the Chicago
suburbs as an “organizer?” Or that his
vast political experience in the US
Senate for nearly three years, while not
being on any meaningful Senate
Committee’s during that time, plus being
on the campaign trail for most of his
Senate term, is that his foreign
relation experience?Or is it from
his recent visit to Afghanistan where he
snubbed the enlisted and hospitalized
soldiers on his fact finding, basketball
prowess showmanship trip? Or was is that
he lived in Hawaii as a kid or was
taught as a Muslim at one time or went
to Harvard or that he experimented with
an international dope substance; is that
the sum of his total foreign relations
experience that will enable him to be
President on Day One?I don’t think
Presidential pair, our President and our
Vice President, are elected every four
years by the people who believe that
they will be able to take the reins if
an immediate crisis arises.And that as a
team, they can work together, compliment
each other’s experience and God forbid,
something happened to the President, our
Vice President could take competent
control of the Country.Sarah Palin
surely could do just that.I have my doubts
about Joe Biden and I have an even
greater concern about BHO.His wondrous
presence aside, his condescending
demeanor, lack of experience in
business, in leadership, in military
affairs, in foreign affairs and even
lack of experience dealing with the
myriad of domestic affairs in his short
political career contribute only to his
NOT being president at this time.There appear to
be a lot of Democrats who also concur
with this thought.
We, as the
people, voted for a majority of the
Electoral College that elected George
Bush as President for two terms.His running mate
was Dick Cheney; both were qualified to
lead on Day One.Many Democrats
and some Republicans might dispute that
fact but history will sustain it.John McCain and
Sarah Palin will also be ready and able
to take charge when required.They will make
the “change” that many Americans are
eager for but they will continue the
stability of our Military to protect us
while exuding their overall experience
in and with domestic or foreign affairs.Your favorable
vote will enable them to make changes
where needed but to also continue making
this the greatest nation the world has
As John McCain has
stated, “Our best days are still ahead
of us, God bless America.”
Hooray for McCain
Commentary by David Petronis,
August 29, 2008
Funny thing happened on the way to the
caribou hunt … my husband told me I got
a call from John about being chosen for
the Vice President of these United
States … told my hubby to wait a second,
got to take this shot…… and I am one
proud Mama today!!!
So goes today’s saga of Sara
Barracuda, also known as Sarah Palin,
present Governor of the largest State in
our Union, Alaska.From long shot on the long
list of Veep choices for Republican
Presidential contender John McCain,
Sarah Palin is a welcome choice to my
small family of Conservatives and to our
massive party of disgruntled
Republicans.Thank you John, you will now
get my vote and some of my money.
Sarah is a Life Member of the
National Rifle Association, ran a
fishing boat for a business, likes to
hunt and fish, married twenty years to
the same guy who also likes to hunt and
fish plus is a world class snow mobile
champion, was a beauty pageant winner,
been in politics for about eighteen
years nowhere near Washington, DC, been
a Mayor of a small City in Alaska, been
Governor for the last two years, lowered
property taxes and started a savings
account with the money saved, handles
and shoots assault weapons, wants to
drill for more oil and gas in ANWR, is a
mother with five children, one of them
in the US Army about to be shipped to
Iraq, thinks of herself as a hockey-mom
but also coached basketball, had time to
join the PTA, her husband is a Union
Member, she is white but, what can I
say, she is not a part of the
good-ol-boy network, shook up the
Republican Party in Alaska when they
were found to be doing the wrong things,
has an approval rating from her
constituents of over 80%, is the first
woman to be nominated for the second
highest office in the land by the
Republican Party, and did I mention she
likes to hunt and her favorite food is
Moose Stew?And she looks damn good in a
suit with a skirt!
But, alas, the democrats and
liberals have already asked how many
houses she brings to the McCain campaign
while also noting that just like their
Presidential Candidate, BHO; she has no
foreign policy experience.Can’t have everything, I guess
but she sure will make a nice Vice
President alongside the next President
of the United States, John McCain, who
has plenty of experience dealing with
slime balls, Washingtonites,and terrorists in general.I wonder where she got that
nickname of Barracuda. Joe Biden won’t
bloody her nose in the playground!You better see your mama, Joe.
Some folks thought her crack
about the 18 million cracks put in the
glass ceiling by Hillary Clinton was a
wisecrack when Sarah concluded with her
chance to break it as a Republican.I believe it was a sincere
thank you to Hillary and to Geraldine
Ferraro before her.History was made these past
few days in Denver and I was privileged
to have been able to see it happen.Today more history was made
and I feel that through John’s choice my
own granddaughters have just as much
chance as anyone to grow up to be
President.Only in America, only in these
United States of America can we be
witness to such historical days such as
these.God bless us all and God Bless
America for all time.
PS:Please Vote and Vote for the
Republican ticket in November.It will take your children’s
lifetime to undo the damage the
alternative party will envelop upon us
in four short years of their ideology.To those of you who think
George Bush is or was the problem,
remember who kept us safe these past
eight years.To those who think the
Republicans are or were the problem,
remember who controls Congress today and
who went on vacation from the gasoline
price problem.When democrat Nancy Pelosi
gavels dead the drilling for new oil and
Barak Hussein Obama claims he is going
to wean us off oil in 10 years with
natural gas, do you think perhaps there
may be something wrong with policy and
rhetoric?Do you know that natural gas
is simply a by-product of oil drilling?Before you pull that lever
for, who knows who, Barak (one the most
familiar of Arabic names)
(Hussein?)(Obama – the only difference
with Osama is the BS), you had better
know who is behind the lever.
Stand Test of Time
David Petronis, June 26, 2008
Well, it’s swell!Five out of nine Justices of the
Supreme Court of the USA agreed that our
Founding Fathers had it right all along
these past two hundred and some years
since they penned the Second Amendment.The Right of the People to own
guns shall not be infringed.But what does that say about the
other four in robes?Probably none of them have been
In seriousness, with that small
margin this historic vote along party
lines could well have been cast in a
should have been Nine to Zero, this vote
made Justice Kennedy the most powerful
man in the US, the swing man.As are the “Independents” who
will swing this November 4th
election one way or the other because
they can’t seem to take a stand until
they see how the wind is blowing.Whether Justice Kennedy is one of
the great men who weighs all options or
simply votes his convictions on an issue
or just throws a dart, I don’t know.Regardless, this time he targeted
the right spot in our Constitution and
saved our day in court.This ruling could have very far
reaching effects on all our besieged
I would imagine the National
Rifle Association is partying down in DC
about now. And probably getting ready to
assault a few more gun banning laws and
cities in the near future.
heard Chief James Tuffey
of the Albany Police Department comment
on the radio today that it wasn’t the
legal guns that he was worried about but
rather the illegal “straw man” purchases
made in other, less regulated States
than New York, then filtered here onto
his streets.He said that he favored a Federal
Law that would be applied to all gun
purchasers equally in all the States.Well, States Rights issues aside,
as a gun dealer and as a firearms
carrier I would even go along with
something like that if all gun carry
permits were then recognized as Federal
Carry Permits, good anywhere in the USA.I think even the good old NRA
would find that compromise interesting.
The news today was full with
reporting of this court decision.Most call-in folks to radio talk
shows were pro-gun and liked the ruling.But the news spots had to find
the guy who thought this was disastrous
and how it was so important now to vote
for democrats this November.I’m sure his life on earth will
forever now be terrorized by gun-totin’
So what about the New York State
pistol permits that are labeled for
“Hunting and Target” shooting only, in
some counties?Is it legal for a local Judge to
apply his “feelings” to your
Constitutional Right to gun ownership?Probably not, though never been
Today’s ruling explicitly stated
that Citizens have a right to have a gun
in their home for self protection.Does that mean the “Castle
Doctrine” laws that forty or so other
States have adopted must be legally
available in all States?Like here in New York?NY says we citizens have to run
out the back door if someone is trying
to break in your front door, the “escape
route” option.I am going to have the idiot
running in the front door hitting the
floor from a blast of .44, no option
here.Will I now be legally protected?Unfortunately, this ruling by the
Supreme’s doesn’t address any of these
It was still a great day for gun
owners and sane people throughout this
great Country.At last a little sanity has come
down from on high and, at least today,
all is right with the world.
What Goes Around, Comes Around ....June
16, 2008 ~ Oil futures hit another new
high today on Wall Street. Do you know
where the name Wall Street came from?
Let me clue you in on a little known
fact. Back in the late 1600's when the
New York City area was know as New
Amsterdam there were wild hogs roaming
everywhere. In order to keep these
marauding pigs out of the streets a
large wall was built on the edge of town
and over the years was rebuilt and
strengthened. In time the pigs were
kept at bay from this area that was to
be known as Wall Street. And as is the
case with much of our forgotten history
the real reason for the name was lost.
Now, I want a bunch of you people who
live and work down there in the Big
Apple to throw open your sash and yell
from the towers, "The PIGS are back, the
Pigs are back" and let these wall street
hogs who are driving up our oil and
ruining our lives as Americans know who
they are. I am returning your lives
back to you, use them wisely!
Barak Hussein Obama has now resigned
from his church because he doesn’t want
his Pastor or his mentors or his other
church member brothers and sisters to
have to endure any more controversy in
the news simply because he is running
for the democrat candidacy for President
of these United States.Isn’t that special?Isn’t that the most unselfish act
you have ever heard?BHO is giving up his church of
twenty years so no more controversy and
threats will be aimed at his Trinity
United Church members by the media.Wow, what a guy!Sounds more like BULL.
So it came to pass that the righteous
one, the white skinned hater of America,
was called upon by the Almighty above to
save Obama and drive him from the flock.Not because of wickedness but for
LOVE.Drive him to besmirch the church
for hate speech due whitey from whitey
so the real Negro could speak again to
his Pastoral flock; the anointed one can
reign without controversy and be free to
lurk in circles of deceit and depravity
whilst his tined tongue beseech thee who
speaks the Negro secession of
oppression.So is the word of GOD…A,
according to Father Pfleger!
oh change has BEGUN!
It is said that there will come unto us
a Savior. One who will lead us to his home
of astonishing beauty where one will
live forever among promises of glory and
satisfaction. That a change will come
from a man of destiny and Deity who will
speak the words all wish to consume.None shall be suspect of his
words or deeds while they listen and see
the Glory. None will doubt the sincerity
of his convictions nor detect the venom
spurred to his victims.He will come in splendor and pomp
among and through his hoard with
meretricious merriment and subtle
deceitful scorn.The Anti-Christ will deceive you
with love to devour your soul with
Anyway, that is how I see this not black
enough Muslim convert who just trounced
the Whitey Woman who knew it was her
legitimate turn.How about you?Rush Limbaugh seems to think that
the white Priest was given the task of
providing Hussein the way out while
pointing the blame to whitey instead of
wacky blacky Wright.Better White than Wright… to
blame.I tend to agree with glee and
know in my heart that the Libs will
conjure and conspire to any end to
justify whatever deemed their final
Below are a few lines from Obama's book;
In his words!
From Audacity of Hope:
'I will stand with the Muslims should
winds shift in an ugly direction.'
You decide whether we should use his
middle name, HUSSEIN.
Inside Scoop !! This is from one of my
California Nieces who knows "whasss -
appenin" and when, 27 May 2008.
Hi there, just
wanted you all to know that Bebe is
doing a major national commercial for GM
on Chevy Silverado Trucks and the real
people who own them.
We ONLY want people who have 200k MILES
on their SILVERADO truck and a GREAT
STORY and WANTS to be in a national
(GUN DEALERS ??)
We'll need their photo and a photo of
their truck and their contact info to
get started. SEND THIS ASAP!
They may have to travel to NYC next week
to meet her and get on tape, but it may
be worth it to them if they get the job.
Just letting you know.
Big bucks for
anyone who gets it!.....
Not to Bag a Moose!
I wonder when we are going
to bomb Iran. Muslims
seem to only understand that
might is right. Now we
hear from two of the Gulf
States that we protect daily
insist that the US can't use
our bases on their soil to
make war on Iran. But
Iran can perform an act of
war against one of our best
allies, the British. I
say, knock their veils and
rags off the sheetheads and
blow them back to the stone
age, about a hundred years
from where they are now!
And to the local Muslim
professor who just resigned
from Skidmore in Saratoga
Springs, NY because of the
controversy over ethnic
jokes and too much US
Patriotism in Sea World, FL
I say good riddance.
You are right we don't want
you over here. If you
claim Turkish- American
citizenship go cry about us
in Turkey and take the rest
of the Turkeys with you.
I believe Rush Limbaugh had
a hand in her final
decision, thanks, Rush.
A tit for tat for bus
Now that president of Iran,
ajimagibaji or what ever his
name is has been granted a
US visa to speak at the
untidy nations building in
New York what say we make a
movie about the exploits of
his kidnapping and torture
by being made to work
building houses for 400 days
with his old friend Jimmy
What Ayatollah Alisheethead
never told the suicide
However, when Dick Cheney
arrives with Quail ... well
that's another story!
I am really sick of this
politically correct and
overly sensitive life style
that all of us are supposed
to imagine that we are in
these days. I think
I've blown a fuse ..... See
my "incorrect" commentary
"But you know where this is
going to lead, don't you?
Mark my words; 2008 will be
Hollywood and the media news
... the Good Southern Queen
and the Black Knight, a made
for TV fantasy come true.
Hillary Clinton and Barak
Osama ... Osoma Bama ...
Hussain Baroma ... Holy
Ommama and the blond
bombma! My head reels!"
How to Save the Airlines ~
April 13, 2006 below... see
Robin Williams' plan for
Liberty & Order!
April 2, New Retirement Plan
Mar. 31, Things You Should
Feb 15, Dick shoots Lawyer
.... Good Boy!
Jan 2, New Diatribe on
Also See ~ Racist my Butt ~
OK, if you can't wait for
all the rest of the good
things just go to the bottom
of the page!
Ok, we lost. You think now that the Dems
are in power we can all just "get along"
and go forward to make a better world?
... That sound is me puking!
Dave, Here is my plan on HOW TO SAVE THE
Dump the male flight attendants. No one
wanted them in the first place. Replace
all the female flight attendants with
good-looking strippers! What the hell --
They don't even serve food anymore, so
what's the loss?
The strippers would at least triple the
alcohol sales and get a "party
atmosphere" going in the cabin. And, of
course, every businessman in this
country would start flying again, hoping
to see naked women.
Because of the tips, female flight
attendants wouldn't need a salary, thus
saving even more money. I suspect tips
would be so good that we could charge
the women for working the plane and have
them kick back 20% of the tips,
including lap dances and "special
Muslims would be afraid to get on the
planes for fear of seeing naked women.
Hijackings would come to a screeching
halt, and the airline industry would see
record revenues. This is definitely a
win-win situation if we handle it right
-- a golden opportunity to turn a
liability into an asset.
Why didn't Bush think of this? Why do I
still have to do everything myself?
The Cost of
Over a Buck an Hour!
The government recently calculated the
cost of raising a child from birth to
age 18 and came up with $160,140 for a
middle income family. Talk about
sticker shock! That doesn't even touch
college tuition. But, when you think
about it, $160,140.00 isn't so bad if
you break it down. It translates into:
$8,896.66 a year, or $741.38 a month, or
$171.08 a week. That's a mere $24.24 a
day! Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best
financial advice is "don't have
children" if you want to be "rich."
Actually, it is just the opposite.
Let's see what you get for your
$160,140.00. First, you get;
Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants,
clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold, usually covered with
jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles, flying
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with,
no matter what the boss said or how your
stocks performed that day.
For $160,140, you never have to grow up.
You get to:
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs, and
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.
You have an excuse to:
* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and * wish on
* You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and
flowers under refrigerator magnets and
collect spray painted noodle wreaths for
Christmas, hand prints set in clay for
Mother's Day, and cards with backward
letters for Father's Day.
For $160,140, there is no greater bang
for your buck. You get to be a hero just
* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter, or * filling a
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
coaching a baseball team that never wins
but always gets treated to ice cream or
You get a front row seat to history, to
* first step, * first word,* first bra,
* first date, and * first time behind
You get to be immortal. You get
another branch added to your family tree
and if you're lucky, a long list of
limbs in your obituary called
grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
You get an education in psychology,
nursing, criminal justice,
communications, and human sexuality that
no college can match.
In the eyes of a child, you rank right
up there under God. You have all the
power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the
monsters under the bed, patch a broken
heart, police a slumber party, ground
them forever, and love them without
limits. So, one day they will, like you,
love without counting the cost. That is
quite a deal for the price! A mere
dollar an hour.
Love & enjoy your children &
grandchildren! I do mine.
How Not to Bag a Moose!
The following pictures are of a moose
that went through a car's windshield and
out the rear window this month near
South River, Ontario. The VERY
lucky woman driver ended up with just a
broken wrist and needing a good bath.
On viewing the pictures you will wonder
how the woman managed to survive.
Click to enlarge.
Here is an old world holiday tradition
that Cathy and I want to share with all
our friends and perhaps you will try
this treat for your own Christmas.
You can make it any time. Now we
Politically Incorrect Views ~ Remember,
this is MY PAGE!
I have had it up to my eye brows with
the Hollywood "push" of white folks and
colored people having affairs on nearly
every TV show being aired today!
If you writers and progressive producers
think your tainted view of the world is
reality, you're nuts! If it isn't
a blond and a black having a new tryst
on CSI it's a couple of Homo Cops doing
dirty years ago on Cold Case while a
current white jelly bellied one pursues
a dark filly in Philly. It is never
ending and seems to run from show to
show where whites and blacks have to end
up sleeping together nightly on our
living room screens. It's enough
to make me puke!
I started watching the new show with the
stupid title of "3 lbs." Into the third
episode the numb nuts brain surgeon has
to have an affair with the colored
lawyer. What, there's no nice Jewish
girls! They love Brain Doctors. Give me
a break! And the sit-coms are more
like s--t-coms with the mixed race
affairs. Or did you think we were
color blind! Am I being racist?
No, I'm being smothered in Bullshit!
I am not a racist. I am practical.
I can remember when someone would be
lynched for being impractical. Not
to condone that behavior but the free
wiliness today of interracial affairs is
I see it every day at my local super
market or shops, a salt 'n pepper combo
as it used to be called. It would
be just fine if they both got neutered
but their little head has to get
satisfied and the little fry's show up.
And they think the world is going to
accept all this. I doubt it.
And not for one minute do I believe the
majority of the colored folks approve of
it either. (Here is where I insert
the possible imbedded racist harboring
... if you want to be African, go
there... If you want to be American, you
can stay. If you come across the
border learn and speak English, if you
come across the oceans learn to eat
hamburger, not duck feet and monkey
brains. And if you come from
muslimland don't be a "sheethead" over
here, convert to Christianity or stay
home. We don't need your huddled
masses any more. This is AMERICA for
AMERICANS. But I digress.)
And the commercials! Another
fairytale from fairyland. How many
of you have interracial family dinners
on Thanksgiving and Christmas? Not
I, thank God. But to watch the
commercials one would think these are
daily occurrences and that all white
families have a few coloreds in their
closet. I have no problem with
mixed entertainment or inviting any
friends over for tea but I would not
want my daughter bringing home a stray
for dinner no matter what color he was.
The blond drummer boy was bad enough.
Are Target Stores really on target with
the white and black cooking and dancing
together? Is all this pushing for
ethnic and racial equality silently
burning people up inside? I doubt
if these views are mine alone. I
like people and especially divergent
people who I can converse with and learn
something. I'll talk to the party
at the adjoining dinner table or bar
stool. I don't care what color or
race they are, if the thought even
enters my mind. But I don't want
my family genes mixing with another race
to try to repopulate the world into one
color as Hollywood must see it.
Black and white makes gray and I see no
reason to step back in time. I
want the full color spectrum in my
world, separate colors, not tints of
gray. Hollywood, get real for a change!
But you know where this is going to
lead, don't you? Mark my words;
2008 will be Hollywood and the media
news ... the Good Southern Queen and the
Black Knight, a made for TV fantasy come
true. Hillary Clinton and Barak
Osama ... Osoma Bama ... Hussain Baroma
... Holy Ommama and the blond bombma!
My head reels!
Ever wonder if that person who just
moved in up the street is a murderer or
a child rapist? Here is a free map
of the undesirables that live in your
neighborhood. Go to
Sex Offender Map.
Oh, so politically insensitive am I.
Run! Save yourself, the Dems are coming!
Terrorist muslims are still out there
and all we think about is the price of
oil ... Remember Sept. 11, 2001. And,
did you see how oil prices are dropping?
All President Bush's Fault and
Republicans when in Congress.
Cathy and I
bought a new Chrysler and returned to
the dealer the next day because I
couldn't get the radio to work. Fred,
the salesman, explained that the radio
was voice activated.
"Nelson," Fred said to the radio. The
Radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?"
"Willie," he continued, and "On The Road
Again" came from the speakers. Then he
said, "Ray Charles," and in an instant
"Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie
Nelson. And the display showed the
artist and song that was playing. I
drove away happy, and for the next few
days, every time I'd say, "Beethoven,"
I'd get beautiful classical music, and
if I said, "Beatles," I'd get one of
their awesome songs. My favorite is
Elvis, and I keep calling his name and
he keeps singing to me. I love it!
Yesterday, a couple of dorks ran a red
light and nearly creamed my new car, but
I swerved in time to avoid them. In
doing so I yelled, "Ass Holes!"
Immediately the French National Anthem
began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and
Barbara Streisand, backed up by Michael
Moore and The Dixie Chicks, with John
Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Dan
Rather on harmonica, Nancy Pelosi on
tambourine, Harry Reid on spoons, Bill
Clinton on sax and Ted Kennedy on
Damn, I LOVE this car!
Now It's Crappy Old News ...
New York State Gun Owners and others
will have their problems multiplied if
Elliot Spitzer wins the Governors race,
which appears today that he will.
in State facilities will surely be in
the past and new anti-gun legislation
will only be a vote away after he takes
office. And have you seen photos or ads
for his running mate? Is Spitzer
afraid to show the voters that Patterson
is black? Is he afraid that New Yorkers
may not be ready to turn over the reins
to a black Governor if in time of need?
I just wonder aloud why I never see or
hear of him.
Hillary Loses Senate Debate . . . Big
Dick Morris & Eileen McGann ~ From
On Friday night, Hillary Clinton finally
had to face an unscripted, uncontrolled
media event — a debate with her feisty
opponent John Spencer, the Republican
candidate for Senator from New York this
Spencer pinned her ears back with his
opening statement when he declared:
"I am the only person here who really
wants to be the Senator from
New York . . . she wants to be
And then he exploited the opening by
reminding Hillary "you're not the
During the debate, Spencer highlighted
Hillary's vote against the NSA's
wiretapping program and her efforts to
kill the Patriot Act.
John Spencer began his challenge to
Hillary tonight. The race starts today.
Hillary's huge financial advantage and
her lead in the polls was of little use
tonight because it was obvious that the
empress has no clothes.
While Hillary gave scripted, rehearsed
answers, Spencer challenged her failure
to deliver on her campaign promises of
200,000 new jobs and mocked her refusal
to accept blame for anything, pinning
the job loss on Bush and the North Korea
bomb on the State Department.
But beyond the words, there were the
appearances. Hillary Clinton was a
Richard Nixon look-alike tonight,
wearing pancake makeup, featuring hooded
eyes that never met the camera, and
looking like she felt — angry at having
to waste time justifying her Senate
tenure in something as trivial as an
John Spencer may not beat Hillary, but
he sure made her sweat tonight. If she
wins by less than 12 points — the margin
Lazio lost by in 2000 — she will have a
lot of explaining to do. And John
Spencer, may just be the guy to make it
Senate and House seats for the
Republican majority are also on the line
in this coming election. If you fine
conservatives are still using your brain
I hope you use it to study the whole
picture and the consequences that will
come with a Republican loss.
September 11, 2001 photos not seen
9/13/2001 the aftermath of terror.
only muslims in their eternal quest for
peace and guided by their koran are
responsible for nearly 3000 dead
Americans and others on 9/11, 2001.
Their stated intent is to kill all the
rest of the infidels. In case you
don't know what a infidel is, simply
look in the mirror! And wonder
why ~ they don't and we do ~
Love America, go there.
Happy Fourth of July... Now when will
Americans be free again from taxation?
Happy Birthday America! ... Enjoy
June 9, 2006 ~ Jimmy Crack Corn and I
... well, just read the letter below!
June 4, 2006 ~ Hey There New York...
want to vote democrat? Ask them
how they would vote for the Castle
Doctrine ... below. Memorial Day was May
29th here is a link you should show your
children and explain who we are.
You like Baseball and the USA?
Go Here Kids !
May 25 ... Cheap Labor, see below ...
May 15, President Speaks Tonight ...
find out how to get your very own
...Sorry, it was just how to pay for one
Muhammad or just Yakmed ... below plus
the scariest trio ever!!
Happy Fourth of July...
Now when will we free Americans be free
again from undue taxation?
This was sent from a friend in Canada.
This is an interesting, if not
disgusting, story if only half true. I'd
like to add that Social Security is
basically a chain letter or pyramid
scheme the likes of which are against
the law in most States and that it
really doesn't matter whether you're a
Democrat or a Republican. In the future
you can look forward to higher FICA
taxes, lower benefits and a later
eligibility age. That's if the system is
even around in the future which is
doubtful after about 2030!
Many years ago in Seattle, two wonderful
neighbors, Elliott and Patty Roosevelt
came to my home to swim on a regular
basis. They were a great couple full of
laughter and stories that today I
continue to marvel at. Both are now
deceased, but their stories remain.
During the years of our friendship we
had many, many discussions about
Elliott's parents (President Franklin D.
and Eleanor Roosevelt) and how his
father and mother never intended for the
Social Security and Welfare programs to
turn out the way they are today. Elliott
used to say that if his parents returned
to earth and saw what the politicians
had done to their programs they would
have burned all of them in hell.
Here is a story I received today
regarding the Social Security Program
and I immediately thought of Elliott's
comments. I Hope you will read this and
think about it.
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat,
introduced the Social Security (FICA)
Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program
would be completely voluntary,
2.) That the participants would only
have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of
their annual incomes into the Program,
3.) That the money the participants
elected to put into the Program would be
deductible from their income for tax
purposes each year,
4.) That the money the participants put
into the independent "Trust Fund" rather
than into the General operating fund,
and therefore, would only be used to
fund the Social Security Retirement
Program, and no other Government
5.) That the annuity payments to the
retirees would never be taxed as income.
Since many of us have paid into FICA for
years and are now receiving a Social
Security check every month -- and then
finding that we are getting taxed on 85%
of the money we paid to the Federal
government to "put away" -- you may be
interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social
Security from the independent "Trust
Fund" and put it into the General fund
so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the
democratically controlled House and
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the
income tax deduction for Social Security
A: The Democratic Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing
Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore
casting the "tie-breaking" deciding vote
as President of the Senate, while he was
Vice President of the US.
Q: Which Political Party decided to
start giving annuity payments to
A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the
Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into
this country, and at age 65, began to
receive Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to
them, even though they never paid a dime
Then, after doing all this lying and
thieving and violating of the original
contract (FICA), the Democrats turn
around and tell you that the Republicans
want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is
uninformed citizens believe it!
... and you thought we were FREE.
June 9, 2006 ... The "I Don't Care
This one I hope you can pass on and p-
ss them ALL OFF!!
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?
"Are we fighting a war on terror or
Was it or was it not started by Islamic
people who brought it to our shores on
September 11, 2001? Were people from all
over the world, mostly Americans, not
brutally murdered that day, in downtown
Manhattan, across the Potomac from our
nation's capitol and in a field in
Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand
men, women and children die a horrible,
burning or crushing death that day, or
didn't they? And I'm supposed to care
that a copy of the Koran was
"desecrated" when an overworked American
soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well,
I don't. I don't care at all.
I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden
turns himself in and repents for
incinerating all those innocent people
on 9/11. I'll care about the Koran when
the fanatics in the Middle East start
caring about the Holy Bible, the mere
possession of which is a crime in Saudi
Arabia. I'll care when Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry
for hacking off Nick Berg's head while
Berg screamed through his gurgling,
(Well, Zarqawi won't be doing much now
that he is at room temperature. Way to
go, GI's !!)
I'll care when the cowardly so-called
"insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight
like men instead of disrespecting their
own religion by hiding in mosques. I'll
care when the mindless zealots who blow
themselves up in search of nirvana care
innocent children within range of their
suicide bombs. I'll care when the
American media stops pretending that
their First Amendment liberties are
somehow derived from international law
instead of the United States
Constitution's Bill of Rights.
In the meantime, when I hear a story
about a brave Marine roughing up an
Iraqi terrorist to obtain information,
know this: I don't care! When I see a
fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi
prisoners who have been humiliated in
what amounts to a college hazing
incident, rest assured that I don't
care. When I see a wounded terrorist get
shot in the head when he is told not to
move because he might be booby- trapped,
you can take it to the bank that I don't
When I hear that a prisoner, who was
issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed
"special" food that is paid for by my
tax dollars, is complaining that his
holy book is being "mishandled," you can
absolutely believe in your heart of
hearts that I don't care. And by the
way, I've noticed that sometimes it's
spelled "Koran" and other times
"Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and
---- you got it, I DON'T CARE!
If you agree with this view point, pass
this on to all your e-mail friends.
Sooner or later, it'll get to the people
responsible for this ridiculous
behavior! If you don't agree, then by
all means hit the delete button. Should
you choose the latter, then please don't
complain when more atrocities committed
by radical muslims happen here in our
own great country.
June 4 ... The Castle Doctrine
... Your Right to not retreat, your home
is your Castle. How would the elephants
and jackasses vote in the NYS
two-thirds of the States have now passed
laws similar to Florida's Castle
Doctrine law passed in the spring of
2005 and more States are in the process.
Then why does New York State law require
its' citizens to run away from an
attacker or home intruder when we should
be able to defend our home, life and
property with similar or more force?
What would the current line up for the
Governor's Mansion do with a NYS Castle
Doctrine proposal? How would your
State Representative vote in his or her
Legislative house? It may be time
to think about it before our time to
vote for them comes around again.
Here is an article from Florida.
Florida passes Castle Doctrine law
At last, balance shifts away from
By MARION P. HAMMER
Published on: 05/02/05
Florida's new Castle Doctrine law
reverses the pendulum that for far too
long has swung in the direction of
protecting the rights of criminals over
the rights of their victims. The new law
simply says if a criminal breaks into
your home or your occupied vehicle, you
may presume he is there to do bodily
harm and you may use any force,
including deadly force, against him.
Marion P. Hammer, past president of the
National Rifle Association, is executive
director of Unified Sportsmen of
The Castle Doctrine law also removes the
"duty to retreat" when you're outside
your home and in a place you have a
legal right to be. Consider the
following scenario: a woman is walking
down the street and is attacked by a
rapist who tries to drag her into an
alley. Under prior Florida law, the
woman had a legal "duty to retreat." The
victim of the attack was required to try
to run away. Not anymore. Today, that
woman has no obligation to retreat. If
she chooses, she may stand her ground
and fight. She may meet force with
force, including deadly force, if she
reasonably believes it is necessary to
prevent death or great bodily harm.
No one knows what is in the twisted mind
of a violent criminal. You can't expect
a victim to wait before taking action to
protect herself and say, "Excuse me, Mr.
Criminal, did you drag me into this
alley to rape and kill me or do you just
want to beat me up and steal my purse?"
Calling 911 won't save her life. The
victim has a split second to take action
to defend her life. That decision must
be hers, not a prosecutor who isn't
anywhere near the scene. Law-abiding
citizens shouldn't have to worry about
being prosecuted for doing what the
Constitution and common sense give us
all the right to do.
Law-abiding citizens only want to be
able to protect themselves. Proof of
that statement can be found by examining
the public record of Florida's lawful
firearms owners. Of more than 1 million
Florida gun owners who were issued
licenses to carry concealed firearms for
self-defense over the past 18 years,
roughly 0.0001 of 1 percent misused
their guns and had their licenses
revoked. What other group has a better
record of responsible citizenship?
Survey research shows that at least half
of Florida's homes have firearms in
them, and there are approximately 6
million individual law-abiding gun
owners. The overwhelming majority say
the primary reason they own guns is for
That's what this law is all about:
restoring your right under the Castle
Doctrine and the Constitution to protect
yourself, your family and others. Your
home is your castle, and you have a
right — as ancient as time itself — to
absolute safety in it. Florida law is
now on the side of law-abiding victims
rather than criminals. And that is the
way it is supposed to be.
May 25 ...
Mexicans Supply Cheap Labor!
Isn't that what the whole immigration
issue is about? Business's don't want to
pay a decent wage, consumers don't want
expensive produce, and the Government
will tell you that Americans don't want
the low paying jobs but the bottom line
is, cheap labor!
The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a
farce, and a lie. There is no such thing
as "cheap labor!" Take for example, an
illegal Mexican who sneaks in here with
his wife and five children. He takes a
job for five or six dollars an hour. At
that wage with six dependents he pays no
income tax, yet at the end of the year
if he files income tax he gets an "earned
income credit" of up to
He qualifies for Section 8 housing and
subsidized rent. He qualifies for food
stamps. He qualifies for free (no
deductible, no co-pay) health care. His
children get free breakfasts and lunches
at school while requiring bilingual
teachers and books. He qualifies for
relief from high energy bills. If they
are or become, aged, blind or disabled
they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for
SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All
of this is at our, the taxpayer,
He doesn't have to worry about car
insurance, life insurance, or home
owners insurance. We the taxpayers
provide Spanish language signs,
bulletins and printed material. He
cannot be fired, harassed, or sued. He
and his family receive the equivalent of
$20. to $30.00 an hour in benefits.
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.
or $6.00 an hour left after paying
their bills and his.
And we, the taxpayers, also pay for
increased crime, graffiti, and trash
clean up. "Cheap labor?" YEAH, RIGHT!
Now Consider Cheap Tomatoes!
This note is from a retired teacher
whose wife is still a teacher in the
Riverside California area and has been
for many years. The attached is her
first hand knowledge...
"As you all listen to the news about the
student protests over illegal
immigration there are some things that
you should be aware of. As most of you
know my wife is in charge of the
at a large southern California high
school, which is designated a Title 1
school, meaning that its student's
average in the lower socio-economic
income levels. Most of the schools you
are hearing about- South Gate High, Bell
Gardens, Huntington Park, etc.- where
these students are protesting, are also
Title 1 schools.
My wife tells me that 100% of the
students in her school and other Title 1
schools are on the free breakfast, free
lunch program. When I say free breakfast
I'm not talking a glass of milk and
roll... but a full breakfast and cereal
bar with fruits and juices that would
make a Marriott proud. The waste of this
food is monumental, with trays and trays
of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.
She estimates that well over 50% of
these students are obese or at least
moderately overweight. About 75% or more
DO HAVE cell phones.
The school also provides day care
centers for the unwed teenage pregnant
girls (some as young as 13) so they can
attend class without the inconvenience
of having to arrange for baby-sitters or
having family watch their kids. She was
ordered to spend $700,000 on her
department or risk losing funding for
the upcoming year even though there was
little need for anything; her budget was
already substantial. She ended up buying
brand new computers for their computer
learning center; half of which, one
month later, have been carved with
graffiti by the appreciative students
who obviously feel humbled and grateful
to have a free education in America.
She has had to intervene several times
for young and substitute teachers whose
classes consist of many illegal
immigrant students here in the country
less then 3 months who raised so much
hell with the female teachers, calling
them "Putas" -whores- and throwing
things that the teachers were in tears.
Free medical, free education, free food,
day care etc., etc., etc. Is it any
wonder they feel entitled to not only be
in this country but to demand rights,
privileges, and entitlements? To my
conservative friends: I hope you're
really proud of how George W. Bush has
helped to sell-out this country with his
pro-illegal alien policy. I voted for
him too, but on this issue he is a
To my bleeding-heart liberal friends who
want to point out how much these illegal
immigrants contribute to our society
because they LIKE their gardener and
housekeeper and they like to pay less
for tomatoes. Spend some time in the
real world of illegal immigration and
see the TRUE costs. We have higher
insurance, Medical facilities closing,
higher medical costs, more crime, lower
standards of education in our schools,
overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc. As
for me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.
We need to wake up. The guest worker
program will be a disaster because we
won't have the guts to enforce it. Does
anyone in their right mind really think
they will leave and return voluntarily?
There are many hardworking Hispanic/
American citizens that contribute to our
country and many that I consider my true
friends. We should encourage and accept
those Hispanics who have done it the
right and legal way.
It does, however, have everything to do
with culture. A third-world culture that
does not value education, that accepts
children getting pregnant and dropping
out of school by 15 and that refuses to
assimilate... and an American culture
that has become so weak and politically
correct that we don't have the will to
do anything about it. It makes my blood
But we have assets in times of turmoil!
Let's say a big earthquake with the
strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has
hit Mexico. It is tragic, I know, but
two million Mexicans have died and over
a million are injured. The country is
totally ruined and the government
doesn't know where to start and is
asking for help to rebuild. The rest of
the world is in shock.
Canada is sending troopers to help the
Mexican army control the riots. Saudi
Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin
American countries are sending all sorts
of supplies. The European community
(except France) is sending food and
And the good 'ol United States, not to
be outdone, is sending two million
replacement Mexicans carrying Mexican
and USA flags with a big sign saying,
"WE CAN SEND ALL YOU NEED!"
God Bless AMERICA !!
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April 13, 2006 ....
Read Robin Williams' plan for Liberty
A GOOD PLAN..
Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that
says "I love New York" in Arabic.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer
saying "Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses." She's got a
baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you
want a piece of me?' " ... Robin
Though I like it and it sounds like what
he would say, the following plan
circulating is NOT from Robin Williams.
I wish I thought of it, though.
What we need now is for our UN
Ambassador to stand up and repeat this
message. Supposedly, this is Robin
Williams' plan... (Hard to argue with
this logic!) "I see a lot of
people yelling for peace but I have not
heard of a plan for peace. So, here's
1) "The US will apologize to the world
for our interference in their affairs,
past and present. You know Hitler,
Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo, Noriega,
Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of
those 'good ole boys', we will never
2) We will withdraw our troops from all
over the world starting with Germany,
South Korea, the Middle East and the
Philippines, they don't want us there.
We would station these troops at our
borders. No one allowed in
sneaking through holes in the fence.
3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to
get their affairs together and leave,
we'll give them a free trip home.
After 90 days the remainder will be
gathered up and deported immediately,
regardless of whom or where they are,
they're illegal! France will welcome
4) All future visitors will be
thoroughly checked and limited to a 90
day Visa unless given a special work
permit! No one from a terrorist
nation will be allowed in. If you
don't like it there, change it yourself
and don't hide here. Asylum would never
be available to anyone. We don't
need any more cab drivers, motel owners
or 7-11 cashiers.
5) No foreign 'students' over age 21.
The older ones are the bombers. If
they don't attend classes, they get a
'D' and it's 'Sayonara Baby'.
6) The US will make a strong effort to
become self-sufficient energy wise. This
will include developing nonpolluting
sources of energy but will require a
temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan
wilderness. The caribou will have
to cope for a while.
7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil
producing countries $10 a barrel for
their oil. If they don't like it, we go
someplace else. They can go
somewhere else to sell their production.
8) If there is a famine or other natural
catastrophe in the world, we will not
'interfere'. They can pray to
Allah or whomever for seeds, rain,
cement or whatever else they need.
Besides most of what we give them is
stolen or given to their army. The
people who need it most get very little,
9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an
isolated island someplace and make a new
TV Reality Show out it. We don't
need the spies and fair weather friends
here. Besides, the building would make a
good homeless shelter or lockup for
10) All Americans must go to charm and
beauty school. That way, no one
can call us 'Ugly Americans' any longer.
The Language we speak is ENGLISH...
learn it... or LEAVE... Now, isn't
that a winner of a plan?
The Statue of Liberty is no longer
saying "Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses." She's got a
baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you
want a piece of me?' " ... Robin
Williams (The last quote is true.)
But I Really Like It! ...Send it on to
your 'Representative' in our Congress of
Why Kids Grow up Hating Mexicans ...
A little Mexican boy goes into the
kitchen where his mom is baking.
He puts his hand in the flour and wipes
it all over his face.
"Mom, look, I'm a white boy." His
mom slaps him in the face and says, "Go
show your father".
He goes to his dad in the living room
and says, "Look dad, I'm a white boy."
His dad slaps him hard in the face and
says, "Go show your grandmother." The
boy goes in his grandmothers room and
says, "Mira, abuelita, I'm a white boy."
His grandmother slaps him in the face
and sends him back to his mother.
His mother says, "See. Did you learn
anything from that?"
To which the boy replies, "Sure did. I
have only been white for five minutes
and I already hate you Mexicans."
... and see
Teddy's Immigration ideas, I totally
April 8, 2006 ... I personally believe
in Teddy's fine position on Immigration
and think that the whole Country should
now unite behind him so his ideas become
the law of the land. Don't you?
"In the first place, we should insist
that if the immigrant who comes here in
good faith becomes an American and
assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with
everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man
because of creed, or birthplace, or
But this is predicated upon the person's
becoming in every facet an American, and
nothing but an American...
There can be no divided allegiance here.
Any man who says he is an American, but
something else also, isn't an American
at all. We have room for but one flag,
the American flag... We have room for
but one language here, and that is the
and we have room for but one sole
loyalty and that is a loyalty to the
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants
and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
I totally agree with his sentiments.
If you are ready for the Adventure of a
Lifetime, TRY THIS:
Mexico illegally. Never mind
immigration quotas, visas,
international law, or any of that
Once there, demand that the local
government provide free medical care for
you and your entire family. Demand
bilingual nurses and doctors.
free bilingual local and national
government forms, bulletins, road signs,
Don't forget to procreate abundantly.
Deflect any criticism of this allegedly
irresponsible reproductive behavior
"It is a cultural
U.S.A. thing. You would not understand,
pal." Keep your
strong. Fly Old Glory from your
rooftop, or proudly display it in your
front window and on your car bumper.
only English at home and in public and
insist that your children do likewise.
Demand classes on American culture in
the Mexican school system. Demand a
local Mexican driver license. This
will afford other legal rights and will
go far to legitimize your unauthorized,
illegal presence in
Drive around with no liability insurance
and ignore local traffic laws.
insist that local Mexican law
enforcement teach English to all its
Good luck! You'll need it because
you could demand for the rest of time or
more likely, soon be dead! Because
it will never happen! It will not
happen in Mexico or any other country in
the world except right here in the good
old United States, Land of the naive and
stupid, with particularly idiotic
politically correct politicians.
Go ahead and try the above in
April 4... Tomorrow, 2 minutes and 3
seconds after 1:00 AM the time and date
will be; 01:02:03 04/05/06. It will
never occur again, you may live through
it but learned about it here! Now you
may resume your Normal Life.
April 2, 2006 ...
My old retirement plan just hasn't
worked out quite the way I had hoped.
So, I now have a New Retirement Plan
that I firmly believe will be breaking
news and become the wave of the future.
The stock market picks my personal
advisor urged upon my wallet went
something like this:
$1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago,
now nets $49.00.
With Enron, I have $16.50 left of the
original $1,000.00 investment.
With WorldCom, I have less than $5.00
left. My $1000.00 of K-Mart ended up to
be zero with bankruptcy. (But I do find
it ironic that the new K-Mart had enough
of my money left to buy Sears Company).
The $2000.00 I put in Prodigy I
shouldn't have. So, rethinking
these investments and living the stress
of my loss I've come up with a better
solution to my Retirement pleasure and
strategy. I have concluded that if
I had purchased $1000.00 worth of beer
one year ago, drank
all the beer and in the process had a
good time with less stress, then turned
in the cans for the aluminum recycling
REFUND, I would now have $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current
investment advice is to drink
heavily and recycle. I'm calling it the
401-Keg Plan. Buy Beer Stock!
~ April 1, 2006 ~ Peacefully reading the
paper this morning I glanced up and told
Cathy, "They traded Jeeter!" She nearly
killed me with her look. "April Fool,"
said I. Oh, the pain!
March 31... Things You Should Know ...
but probably don't!
1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's
made out of cotton.
2. The Declaration of Independence was
written on hemp paper.
3. The dot over the letter i is called
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh
champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the
glass to the top.
5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of
6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from
the sales of Happy Meals.
7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996
Dictionary were misspelled.
8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its
inventor, who had red eyes. He was
9. On average, 12 newborns will be
given to the wrong parents, daily.
10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine
are brother and sister.
11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and
nervous system; a few ounces will kill a
small sized dog.
12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks
by torpedoing up into the shark's
stomach from underneath, causing the
shark to explode.
13. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
14. Donald Duck comics were banned from
Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as
16. Upper and lower case letters are
named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the
time when all original print had to be
set in individual letters, the upper
case' letters were stored in the case on
top of the case that stored the smaller,
'lower case' letters.
17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with
one hand and draw with the other at the
same time hence, multi-tasking was
18. Because metal was scarce, the
Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood.
19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas
20. The name Wendy was made up for the
book Peter Pan; there was never a
recorded Wendy before!
21. There are no words in the
dictionary that rhyme with: orange,
purple and silver!
22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented
scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to
paint Mona Lisa's lips.
23. A tiny amount of liquor on a
scorpion will make it instantly go mad
and sting itself to death.
24 The mask used by Michael Myers in
the original "Halloween" was a Captain
Kirk's mask painted white.
25. If you have three quarters, four
dimes, and four pennies, you have
$1.19. You also have the largest amount
of money in coins without being able to
make change for a dollar (good to know.)
26. By raising your legs slowly and
lying on your back, you can't sink in
quicksand (and you thought this list was
27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is
derived from an old English law, which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife
with anything wider than your thumb.
28. The first product Motorola started
to develop was a record player for
automobiles. At that time, the most
known player on the market was the
Victrola, so they called themselves
29. Celery has negative calories! It
takes more calories to eat a piece of
celery than the celery has in it to
begin with. It's the same with apples!
30. Chewing gum while peeling onions
will keep you from crying!
31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps
is certified kosher.
32. Guinness Book of Records holds the
record for being the book most often
stolen from Public Libraries.
33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat
beans before they go into space because
passing wind in a space suit damages it.
34. George Carlin said it best about
Martha Stewart. "Boy, I feel a lot safer
now that she's behind bars. O. J.
Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still
walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but
they take the ONE woman in America
willing to cook, clean, and work in the
yard, and they haul her fanny off to
Feb. 28 ~ New Words ... Below Dick and
Feb 15, Dick shoots Lawyer .... Good
The Talk Shows are having a field day at
the expense of our VP Dick Cheney after
accidentally shooting his lawyer friend
while quail hunting. I've been in the
same situation and believe me it is not
hard to do. One false move by any of a
variety of parties involved and a quick
accident can occur. But it is still
funny, damn it!!!! This from
Tonight Show host Jay Leno offered these
guess the guy is going to be OK,” Leno
said. "When the ambulance got there, out
of force of habit they put Cheney on the
stretcher … When people found out he
shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at
Central’s host of "The Daily Show,” Jon
Stewart, placed this incident in its
proper historical perspective,
recognizing that Cheney was the first
U.S. vice president to shoot someone
since Aaron Burr, who shot Alexander
Hamilton during a duel in 1804:
"Hamilton, of course, was shot in a duel
with Aaron Burr over issues of honor,
integrity and political maneuvering,”
Stewart said. "Whittington? Mistaken for
radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh put a
political spin on the accident, offering
his listeners a choice:
you rather go hunting with Dick Cheney
or riding in a car over a bridge with
Ted Kennedy?” Limbaugh asked. "At least
Cheney takes you to the hospital.”
politicians got in on the act, including
some who are genuinely fond of the vice
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother to
President George W. Bush, attended the
Florida State Fair Governor’s Day
Luncheon on Monday, and was given a
promotional sticker to wear at the
placed the bright orange sticker – the
same color of a hunter’s vest - on his
chest and quipped, "I’m a little
concerned that Dick Cheney is going to
Foreign newspapers also had a field day
at the vice president’s expense.
According to a report in The Seattle
Times, two overseas headlines were most
Herald in Scotland read, "Cheney Bags a
Lawyer,” while the Sydney Morning Herald
summarized with this headline, "Cheney
Hunts Quail and the World Ducks.”
New Words ... From the Washington Post
The Washington Post's Style Invitational
once again asked readers to take any
word from the dictionary, alter it by
adding, subtracting, or changing one
letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are last year's winners:
1. Bozone (n.) The substance surrounding
stupid people that stops bright ideas
from penetrating. The bozone
layer, unfortunately, shows little sign
of breaking down in the near future.
2. Cashtration (n.) The act of buying a
house, which renders the subject
financially impotent for an indefinite
3. Giraffiti (n) Vandalism spray-painted
very, very high.
4. Sarchasm (n) The gulf between the
author of sarcastic wit and the person
who doesn't get it.
5 . Inoculatte (v) To take coffee
intravenously when you are running late.
6. Hipatitis (n) Terminal coolness.
7. Osteopornosis (n) A degenerate
disease. (This one got extra credit.)
8. Karmageddon (n) It's like, when
everybody is sending off all these
really bad vibes, right? And then, like,
the Earth explodes and it's like, a
9.Decafalon (n.) The grueling event of
getting through the day consuming only
things that are good for you.
10. Glibido (v) All talk and no action.
11. Dopeler effect (n) The tendency of
stupid ideas to seem smarter when they
come at you rapidly.
12. Arachnoleptic fit (n.) The frantic
dance performed just after you've
accidentally walked through a spider
13. Beelzebug (n.) Satan in the form of
a mosquito that gets into your bedroom
at three in the morning and cannot be
14. Caterpallor (n.) The color you turn
after finding half a grub in the fruit
And the pick of the literature:
15. Ignoranus (n): A person who's both
stupid and an asshole.
I don't make it easy ~ you have to
scroll all the way to the bottom for
other new things ... but it's well worth
the Night before Christmas and all thru
creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The embers glowed
softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the
room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep,
her head on my chest, My daughter
beside me, angelic in
Outside the snow
fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard
to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights
in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic
that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were
heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded
by love I would sleep.
contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered,
perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn't
loud, and it wasn't too near, But I
opened my eyes when
it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough,
I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of
footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a
tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the
door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the
cold and the dark of the night, A
lone figure stood,
his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled,
some twenty years old, Perhaps a
Marine, huddled here
in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he
looked up and smiled, Standing
watch over me, and my
wife and my child.
"What are you doing?"
I asked without fear, "Come in
this moment, it's
freezing out here!
Put down your pack,
brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home
on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I
saw his eyes shift, Away from
the cold and the snow
blown in drifts..
To the window that
danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he
said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by
choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to
stand at the front of the line, That
separates you from
the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or
beg or implore me, I'm proud to
stand here like my
fathers before me.
My Gramps died at
'Pearl on a day in December," Then
he sighed, "That's a
Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his
watch in the jungles of 'Nam', And
now it is my turn and
so, here I am.
I've not seen my own
son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me
pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he
carefully pulled from his bag, The
red, white, and
blue... an American flag.
"I can live through
the cold and the being alone, Away
from my family, my
house and my home.
I can stand at my
post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a
foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the
weight of killing another, Or lay down
my life with my
sister and brother..
Who stand at the
front against any and all, To ensure
for all time that
this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside,"
he said, "harbor no fright, Your
family is waiting and
I'll be all right."
"But isn't there
something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I
asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too
little for all that you've done,
For being away from
your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a
tear that held no regret, "Just
tell us you love us,
and never forget.
To fight for our
rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own
watch, no matter how long.
For when we come
home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember
we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough,
and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to
you as you mattered to us.
Happy Fourth Of July, Veterans Day and a
Fireworks Alternative ...
on this occasion when the authorities
frown on the finest of uses for small
explosive devises ... try out the SG2000
Spud Gun for those high aerial displays
and use the imagination for best
results. Also, please don't
attempt this unless you are a qualified
POTATO GUN Safety Manager.
"There's a Nip in the Air this morning ~
must be another Pearl Harbor Day !"
04-28-04 Great New Items Are Added to
this is like the past two years in
review ~ lest we forget.
I don’t know why the media is so
surprised by the commitment, and thus
enlistment, of our brave men and women
to the Armed Forces.
If I were nineteen again, I would want
to go and kick ass too.
And today, there are plenty of butts
that need burning.
With the wisdom of youth like truth from
the mouths of babes, there is still a
sense of patriotic duty and now almost
an urgency in our younger generation.So, to the liberals, the
non-believers, the appeasers and the
remnants of the me generation, you have
lost the battle for the hearts and minds
of our youth.
And thank God for them and for America’s
Is it only me
who notices dedicated expressions on the
faces of our troops in battle footage
against the enemy?
And that these jihadists, these seekers
of seventy virgins, need to hide their
mugs with their Mothers’ aprons.
These “Thugs of the Middle East” not
only hide behind the veil of religion
but also in the Mosques and holy places
How will even one virgin recognize a
dead terrorist with covered features?And when our military knows them it is easier to send them on
Come on you Muslim Warriors of God, you
Palestinian Patriots, you Defenders of
Islam, you Mobsters of Mid-east Mayhem,
have more gonzalees than your pre-teen
brethren and show your unwrapped faces
on news time Al-Jazeera TV and let our
soldiers know who you are, and also --
happy trails to you.
Can I clear up
the problem with the Democratic nominee
for President of the Greatest Country in
the entire World, John Kerry?
He is a Dork!Why would anyone in their right mind want to put the likes of
the new JFK at the helm of the Biggest
and Baddest Battle Star in this time of
war or peace?
Former presidential pair still like him,
Mr. Clinton passed on his hairdresser
and Mr. Gore, now that he probably
reaped enough interest, has passed on
his remaining six million dollars in
campaign funds to fellow dems, most to
And, oh ye-ah!
Our important First Amendment Rights,
now vehemently defended by radio
interests against FCC rules to curb the
So shock-jock, Howard Sterns, now wants
to replace President Bush ‘cause the
rules of decency stem from his
administration.I never see the libs who defend their right to say anything
ever defend the right of Second
Amendment advocates.You know, the right to own and shoot a gun instead of your
The leniency of using F_ _ _ as an
adjective in like “You f_ _ ing
is not good enough.
Sterns wants it for a verb – which is
verboten in FCC public land – so he can
simply say “F _ _ _ you!”
on the air.
Oh, Lordy, where has the world gone
just keep f_ _ _ ing off and you’ll see
some censorship by the Big Red Bad Ass
US Eagle Shit on your head.
As a quote from one US Soldier “We’ve
been playing patty cake with them these
last few days.”Good night, Iraq.
I just received this letter from
one of our NEACA Members and it was
obviously well thought out and describes
one persons' concerns about our
Country's direction. Terry lives
in a small town in the NY State
Adirondacks. He likes guns, enjoys
hunting and works as an engineer.
He, and many of his peers, who are real
Republican in their philosophy have many
questions about the Party leadership and
direction. In the past elections,
in what should be a Republican
stronghold, the Democrats won.
Terry and I have had political
conversations and I know how he feels.
I can only hope that the people who
really matter also listen to the lonely
cries echoing from the mountainside and
heed the message borne on the wind.
Below, is a
message I received by e-mail about a
Wife's Pride and I thought
you might like it. It follows my letter,
however it is unverifiable as to the
author or its authenticity.
If true, this is a wonderful homage
to our truly dedicated and honest
service people who are obeying their
leaders directives and are sincerely
making supreme sacrifices to deter
terror in the world. Deep in my heart I
feel her compassion and revere what the
soldiers have given. This is a
wonderful Country and worth defending
the principles it stands for, such as
honesty, morality, decency and the
privileges that free people live with
daily. If one honors our soldiers and
is sincere about it, one would be
offended when people ridicule their
courageous deeds in the name of the
American society. This is the case with
this incident. And recently I have been
told about how a silver star winner and
triple purple heart winner is a fraud
and joined the Navy to evade the dangers
of the foot soldier. I think to myself
that the silver star is only one step
away from a congressional medal of honor
and to disgrace the recipient is
disgusting and repulsive to that person
and any that might earn one. Forget that
the person might like hominy and grits
or fly a confederate flag on his home
or have some other manner of living that
we might or might not all agree with.
That is one of the reasons that soldiers
and Navy personnel sacrifice so much to
protect this great nation.
Some of our great
Congressional Representatives (and I
don't mean just those Democrats) have
come forth recently and have stated
unequivocally that our soldiers have
been sent into harms way in insufficient
numbers to protect them (yes, I know -
Clinton cut the military - just like
Reagan when he closed all the bases and
Bush who is closing more). The fact
that large ammo dumps were left
unguarded so the enemy could raid them
and use the gun powder to make bombs and
kill our great soldiers; the Red Cross
has been warning of misconduct and a two
star general, assigned to investigate
problems, has also said the service
people are understaffed, untrained and
I sincerely hope
that this conflict was best spent in
Iraq instead of Afghanistan, where the
majority of the known terrorists have
been reported by our "intelligence?" I
sincerely hope that the loss of all
these American lives wasn't in vain to
satisfy private interests or vengeful
acts. We, as Americans, should question
our direction when several of the
Cabinet officials are warning us that
this might be the case and, as they see
it, are the directions and desires of
our top leaders.
I wonder how our
top leader can really be serving our
best interests when he suggests that it
would be a really good Idea to allow the
illegal (YES ILLEGAL) immigrants living
in this country the automatic right to
reside here as citizens. That one
statement has caused a flood of
immigrants into this country and the
flood of people has crippled the Border
Patrol, Coast Guard,
Immigration and Naturalization, Customs,
the Navy and all the other front line
defenses that would likely stop the
terrorist in the first line of defense.
To me, it is totally irresponsible and
un-Republican to act this way. Is it
just to get votes or is it to allow
cheap labor to the south western
I am troubled by
the obvious conflict of interest in
business sent overseas - especially when
our great military is reporting multi -
million dollar fraud by these
companies. I believe as you do, that we
should honor our great military people
that are honesty doing the work we have
assigned them. Even when they are
warning us about improprieties within.
This government is set up on a system of
checks and balances and you can't revere
one part (our blessed front line
soldiers) without revering the people
reporting behind the scenes. Like the
FBI agent that reported the likelihood
of these events, the military reporting
illegal charges to the services -
cheating our service people out of money
best spent to defend their positions.
Or like the people who reported that in
the days following the terrible tragedy
that 24 of Osama's family members and
other Royal Saudi family members were
given top white house security clearance
to leave the country, protected by an
FBI agent for each planeload - when
grieving Americans weren't even allowed
to fly next to their lost kin.
Republicans and good Americans we must
insure that our honest beliefs are
correctly managed by our leaders and if
they are not, then it is only right that
we change those leaders before the
opposition party does it for us. It
isn't as if there aren't plenty of
signals out there that don't warn us.
We can't be a blind person in a
roomful of deaf people.
question the righteousness of the prison
scandal. I will wonder why it ever got
so out of hand. Where in hell was the
leadership and supervision and training,
Dave, you don't
need to be a brain surgeon to realize
that the Democrats are totally missing
the boat! If they truly represented the
average person then they would support
our right to gun ownership and guarantee
themselves about 50-70 million more
votes and lock in every election in the
country. Such fools!!!! I may not
agree with a stupid boss I work for but
I do listen and try to learn from him.
He might say something intelligent and I
could learn from it. In the same
regard, even though I disagree with the
social attitude of the others I will
listen to the positive things that come
out and the positive things my
representatives have to say. Then make
up my own mind about things
intelligently (as much as My
intelligence will allow me to achieve).
God bless this
country and May God direct the
leadership to honest and positive
achievements in using
our money and support. And may he bless
you and your family for the years of
what I believe is one of the more
intelligent efforts to organize our
shows. Thanks, Terry.
I was sitting alone in one of those
loud, casual steak houses that you
find all over the country. You know
the type - a bucket of peanuts on
every table, shells littering the
floor, and a bunch of perky college
kids racing around with long neck
beers and sizzling platters.
Taking a sip of
my iced tea, I studied the crowd
over the rim of my glass. My gaze
lingered on a group enjoying their
meal. They wore no uniform to
identify their branch of service,
but they were definitely "military:"
clean shaven, cropped haircut, and
that "squared away" look that comes
Smiling sadly, I
glanced across my table to the empty
seat where my husband usually sat.
It had only been a few months since
we sat in this very booth, talking
about his upcoming deployment to the
That was when he
made me promise to get a sitter for
the kids, come back to
this restaurant once a month and
treat myself to a nice steak. In
turn he would treasure the thought
of me being here, thinking about him
until he returned home to me.
I fingered the
little flag pin I constantly wear
and wondered where he was at this
very moment. Was he safe and warm?
Was his cold any better? Were
my letters getting through to him?
As I pondered
these thoughts, high pitched female
voices from the next booth broke
into my thoughts.
"I don't know what Bush
is thinking about. Invading Iraq.
You'd think that man would learn
from his old man's mistakes. Good
Lord, what an idiot! I can't believe
he is even in office. You do know,
he stole the election."
I cut into my
steak and tried to ignore them, as
they began an endless tirade running
down our president. I thought about
the last night I spent with my
husband, as he prepared to deploy.
He had just returned from getting
his smallpox and anthrax shots. The
image of him standing in our kitchen
packing his gas mask still gives me
Once again the
women's voices invaded my thoughts.
"It is all about oil, you know. Our
soldiers will go in and rape and
steal all the oil they can in the
name of 'freedom'. Humph!
I wonder how many innocent people
they'll kill without giving it a
thought? It's pure greed, you know."
tightened as I stared at my wedding
ring. I could still see how handsome
my husband looked in his "mess
dress" the day he slipped it on my
finger. I just wondered what he was
wearing now. Probably his desert
uniform, affectionately dubbed
"coffee stains" with a heavy
bulletproof vest over it.
"You know, we
should just leave Iraq alone. I
don't think they are hiding any
weapons. In fact, I bet it's all a
big act just to increase the
president's popularity. That's all
it is, padding the military budget
at the expense of our social
security and education. And, you
know what else? We're just asking
for another 9-ll. I can't say when
it happens again that we didn't
brought to mind the war protesters I
had watched gathering outside our
base. Did no one appreciate the
sacrifice of brave men and women,
who leave their homes and family to
ensure our freedom? Do they even
know what "freedom" is?
I glanced at the
table where the young men were
sitting, and saw their courageous
faces change. They had stopped
eating and looked at each other
dejectedly, listening to the women
for one, think it's just deplorable
to invade Iraq, and I am certainly
sick of our tax dollars going to
train professional baby killers we
call a military."
killers? I thought about what a
wonderful father my husband is, and
of how long it would be before he
would see our children again.
Indignation rose up inside me.
Normally reserved, pride in my
husband gave me a brassy boldness I
never realized I had. Tonight one
voice will answer on behalf of our
military, and let her pride in our
troops be known.
Sliding out of my
booth, I walked around to the
adjoining booth and placed my hands
flat on their table. Lowering myself
to eye level with them, I smilingly
said, "I couldn't help overhearing
"You see, I'm
sitting here trying to enjoy my
dinner alone. And, do you know why?
Because my husband, whom I love with
all my heart, is halfway around the
world defending your right to say
rotten things about him."
"Yes, you have
the right to your opinion, and what
you think is none of my business.
However, what you say in public is
something else, and I will not sit
by and listen to you ridicule MY
country, MY president, MY husband,
and all the other fine American men
and women who put their lives on the
line, just so you can have the
"freedom" to complain. Freedom is an
expensive commodity, ladies. Don't
let your actions cheapen it."
I must have been
louder than I meant to be, because
the manager came over to inquire if
everything was all right. "Yes,
thank you," I replied. Then turning
back to the women, I said, "Enjoy
the rest of your meal."
As I returned to
my booth applause broke out. I was
embarrassed for making a scene, and
went back to my half eaten steak.
The women picked up their check and
my meal, and while waiting for my
check, the manager returned with a
huge apple cobbler ala mode.
"Compliments of those soldiers," he
said. He also smiled and said the
ladies tried to pay for my dinner,
but that another couple had beaten
them to it.
When I asked who,
the manager said they had already
left, but that the gentleman was a
veteran, and wanted to take care of
the wife of "one of our boys."
With a lump in my
throat, I gratefully turned to the
soldiers and thanked them for the
cobbler. Grinning from ear to ear,
they came over and surrounded the
booth. "We just wanted to thank you,
ma'am. You know, we can't get into
confrontations with civilians, so we
appreciate what you did."
As I drove home,
for the first time since my
husband's deployment, I didn't feel
quite so alone. My heart was filled
with the warmth of the other diners
who stopped by my table, to relate
how they, too, were proud of my
husband, and would keep him in their
prayers. I knew their flags would
fly a little higher the next day.
would look for more tangible ways to
show their pride in our country, and
the military who protect her. And
maybe, just maybe, the two women who
were railing against our country,
would pause for a minute to
appreciate all the freedom America
offers, and the price it pays to
maintain it's freedom.
As for me, I have
learned that one voice CAN make a
difference. Maybe the next time
protesters gather outside the gates
of the base where I live, I will
proudly stand on the opposite side
with a sign of my own. It will
simply say, "Thank You!"
(*Lori Kimble is a 31 year old
teacher and proud military wife. A
California native, Mrs. Kimble
currently lives in Alabama)
To those who fought for our Nation:
Freedom has a flavor the protected
will never know. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
THE FINAL SOLUTION
Why is it so clear to me, the solution
to America’s problems today, that is;
and most people, especially our
politicians who could actually implement
the solution, don’t seem to have a clue.
Nor, does my final solution have
anything to do with the espousal by
However, during World War Two Japanese,
Italian and German aliens were interred
in camps to relieve the problems of
internal espionage and possible acts of
war within the boundaries of the USA.
It was then certainly an upheaval of
families and absolute infringements of
life, liberty and pursuits of happiness.
Aliens of those mentioned ethnicities
were definitely relieved of any form of
American or Western justice, as were
many American citizens of those
descents, some voluntary and some not.
The American homeland however, was made
safe during a time of war and strife.
We again are in a world war.
As in the 1940’s there are still
pacifists, atheists, religious zealots,
homosexuals, child molesters, illegal
aliens, and all other sorts of fringe
beings roaming free in America.
The difference today is they have merged
into the main stream, they know how to
garner media attention and they have
open agendas with friends in high
They also have the American Civil
Liberties Union, as well as a non-ending
supply of suit happy lawyers.
Times have changed dramatically in sixty
Still, sometimes the simpler solutions
to major problems should not be swept
aside with yesterday’s values.
Our war today is with terrorists; the
majority of terrorists are Middle
Eastern Muslims, internment camps were
used effectively during our last World
War, ergo – internment camps for Muslims
This then, is the beginning of the
solution to limit free roaming of
possible, and perhaps probable, persons
intent on internal espionage and acts of
war or sabotage.
Cruel and unjust punishment you ask?
Perhaps, but not unusual and certainly
A choice of relocation to their former
homeland could be offered.
Then a reasonably comfortable
alternative lifestyle would be given to
Muslims or Middle Eastern ethnicities in
a safe, cohesive environment and
Can we ask why would a country that was
sabotaged by Arabian Airline Pilots
still allow Arabs to fly or take flying
lessons within our borders?
Why should Middle Eastern persons be
allowed to drive large trucks throughout
our land when a mode of operendi is for
those same ethnics to truck bomb our
If a farmer is worried about a fox
outside his coup, why would he invite
the fox to live with his chickens?
Years ago the farmer would shoot the
fox, problem over.Today he might only trap him humanely or scare him away.
However, even as years have passed, the
fox is still the fox; it still wants to
eat our chickens.Radical Muslims still want to bomb our buildings.
The beginning of the American solution
is internment camps, deportation and
closing of our borders to possible
problem people who sympathize with those
whom we are at war.
The tightening of our borders is a key
link in the solution chain.
Business people dependent on cheap labor
insist the immigrant is essential.
Americans, it’s said, won’t work for the
They won’t stoop to the low esteem of
farmhand, picker, dishwasher, busboy or
Then, if big agriculture and business is
at the cause of illegal immigration and
their chief beneficial recipients, as
proud and generous Americans, why should
we all just standby and see these
immigrants being exploited?
We all say we abhor child labor in third
Why condone the same just under our
noses?With no illegal immigrants, no exploitation; another problem
If illegal immigrants were stopped and
deported and if illegals already here
were found and deported, it would be a
huge step to clear our land of illegals.
But, they would just come back tomorrow,
Tough times try men’s souls, as well as
Deterring people from illegally crossing
our borders is quite simple.
Unlike the prior Russians and the Berlin
Wall East Germans who shot people when
they tried to leave, I think we have a
right of defense and may shoot people
who try to circumvent the proper
Yes, a tough solution to a tougher
Mexico won’t like it, you say?
I say Mexico may be part of the problem,
but shooting a few illegal aliens may be
a big part of the solution.
And, I personally have nothing against
the Mexican people.
However, I don’t believe the Mexican
Government appreciates Hondurans,
Columbians, or even Americans sneaking
into their country.
They actually shoot them.
The large farms couldn’t operate without
the cheap labor provided from down
under, is one argument.
Well, I guess they will either have to
raise their wage scale, charge more
money for their produce, or go out of
Or, perhaps being a small farmer would
actually become profitable again with
the large farms out of business.
Was that a bad thing fifty or sixty
But who would work the land?
Who would stoop to pick tomatoes?
Perhaps another link in the solution
chain would be the drastic cut and
steady elimination of welfare.
When one gets real hungry, maybe one
would stoop to pick up a penny or
I don’t have to be hungry and I stoop
for change, though I know many of us are
way too proud – or not hungry enough.
Or one may even stoop to look for a job,
even if it was to pick tomatoes.
A large part of the solution is in
overhauling our welfare state.
Eliminating liberals in halls of power
would go a long way to ending dependency
on the dole.Remember, the worst thing that could happen to liberals or
left leaning Democrats is that Americans
stood on their own two feet.
Without dependants they would have no
What God fearing American Christian, who
is free to work and live and hunt and
fish as our fore fathers did, would need
Another problem solved.
Americans should strive to always do
better, seek an education to provide a
better life and live the golden rule of
doing to others, as we would have others
do for us.
Can you tell me why some States in our
Union, like New York and recently
Kansas, would provide free education and
even higher learning to illegal aliens
on a free basis but deny funds to its’
own American citizens?
It is true.
Simply listen to the current events or
read the national news.
Our American colleges and Universities
have sadly become bastions of
Today, if you pray to the devil and are
a homosexual, illegal minority in
America, you have it made!
I think even the Indians want to be
queer with envy.
Our pillars of higher learning are not
part of the American solution but a good
portion of the problem.
Deportation; sounds like an easy to use
tool of legal enforcement.Not so in America, especially if you are an illegal alien.
A cop can stop a car for a traffic check
and noticing contraband or drugs, arrest
that American citizen.
If a cop checked a license and found an
illegal alien however, he cannot arrest
an illegal and hence, never deportation
one would see.
A doctor can, and in some cases must,
report you an American citizen, for
slapping sense into your kid’s head but
can’t report when treating an illegal
Do I see a problem with the pattern?Illegal protected, American
On and on we could go where the plight
of the meek and weak outweigh the right
of the American white.
And no, I am not prejudiced against any
race or color or creed.
We all are Americans, we all were
immigrants at one time, and we all
deserve equal justice and our own
pursuit of happiness.
The point is, are our liberal pursuits
of individual satisfaction and happiness
now infringing on the right of the
Two hundred years ago one could shoot a
robber as a matter of course.
A hundred years ago one could still
shoot an attacker as a matter of course.
In this year if you shoot your mouth off
at a homo or a minority – you may land
As the song goes, “Something’s Got to
The American way is surely not today.
And whether my solution is final or just
finally beginning the cure, one link at
a time needs to be forged again to win
Listening to its’ problems and forming
an opinion is a start for each of us.
Common sense and common duty must
Our American values were not trampled
upon sixty years ago nor do they need be
But concise and abrupt steps need to
emerge from our lawmakers to return
America to Americans.Politicians need to know, we know and know how to defend our
land and our rights and regain our
cherished values.The way is by law and by vote.
Those of us who don’t know enough to
vote – and vote right – may inflict
their ignorance on us all.
They are truly the one big problem to
This year vote your conscience, vote
A Response to the Solution
Reply- I do believe that the Interned in
this country were entirely Japanese
Americans, and not German or Italian.
In fact, many German and Italian
Americans fought and died for us during
the war in
and the Pacific.
Also, we know many Blacks (sometimes
referred to as African-Americans,
several generations removed) fought and
died for the Allies, though segregated
and treated with less dignity than
captured German soldiers fighting
against us. Oops, on our part.
The problem with racism and
reverse-racism and now “tolerance” is it
all ends up being the same thing:
However, since there is the potential
for Social disorder, terrorism, a second
Civil War, and even World War III, we
need to focus on ALL of our problems and
prioritize them for the new generation
growing up with
and Teachers, CNN Seditious Bastards,
Ted Kennedy, and the "Hillary."
They are now to believe
Muslims are OK as long as we
don’t bother them, allow the sick scum
of the earth to take over this country
in the name of tolerance, and big
government of Taxes and Entitlements is
the answer to all social problems; not
the Family, self-reliance and
I want to see all Muslims in the
either denounce Islam, Allah, the
Taliban and Al
Kieda himself, or get the Hell
have a better chance at killing all the
dumb bastards in someone else’s country
without hurting innocent Americans.
I’m sure we can find a Reservation for
them if we must.
They must repent or die.
There is no room for Muslims and
everyone else on this planet. They keep telling us that and we
Our Politicians are and ever shall be
too focused on re-election and not
enough on doing the job right. If we had a President with a
little more backbone (Obviously he at
least has one and Kerry doesn’t) he
would say “to hell with the numbers” and
start just doing the RIGHT THING.
Why do we turn away Europeans who want
to be here and actually have something
to offer, when we allow millions of
Mexicans in without anything more than
two arms, two legs and a mouth to feed…
illegally, and then give them amnesty
since they are already part of the
community and “no one wants the jobs
they do anyway.”
We should deport ALL
illegals, and all useless welfare
recipients and pan-handlers.
Let someone else deal with them… we
could always find a Reservation or
Internment Camp for them.
Put them on a commune and make them work
for their supper, and stop taking (tax)
money from Americans.
The Well Regulated Militia is back on
its way once a few more Human Rights and
Constitutional protections are eroded.
Homos should go back in the closet and
These perverted beings should be given
no remorse for their “life-style” choice
and abhorrent behavior in the same way
we look down on drug abusers and common
If there is a mental illness that
affects these beings, we should find a
cure… but there’s always the
With the inevitable Civil War looming
since nothing will be done,
contingencies need to be decided upon
and early warning signs discovered and
I think our friends in the World should
open their eyes and realize what’s left
As is the case with Terrorism, and our
Liberal back-stabbing seditious
bastards, there have to be good people
in other parts of the world who
understand what needs to be done. Our
Republic may not be strong enough to
hold itself right forever, and without
some outside help and a LOT more
backbone and strength inside, I fear it
may come to total destruction of our
enemies and a fight to the death for
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, Arizona
has been doing it the right way for
* He has jail meals down to 40 cents a
serving ... and charges the inmates.
* He prohibits smoking and porno
magazines in the jail cells.
* He eliminated the inmates use of
* He cut off all but "G" movies for
* He started chain gangs so the inmates
could do free work on County and City
projects. To be fair and sensitive
he began chain gangs for women so he
wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
* He took away cable TV until he found a
Federal Court Order required cable TV
for jails. Now he only lets in the
Disney Channel and the Weather Channel.
Asked why the Weather Channel was
allowed, he replied "So they will know
how hot it is going to be while working
on my chain gangs."
* He cut off coffee since it has zero
nutritional value. When the
inmates complained he told them, "This
isn't the Ritz, if you don't like it
don't come back!"
* He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture
series on videotape and pipes it into
the cells. When asked by a
reporter if he had any lecture series
done by a Democrat, he replied, "that a
Democratic lecture series might explain
why a lot of the inmates were in his
jails in the first place."
I think I like this fellow. But
there is more ...
With temperatures being even hotter than
normal in Phoenix, over 116 degrees, the
Associated Press reported:
2,000 inmates living in a
barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment
at the Maricopa County Jail have been
given permission to strip down to their
government-issued pink boxer shorts.
On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing
boxers were either curled up on their
bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which
reached 138 degrees inside the week
Many were also swathed in wet, pink
towels as sweat collected on their
chests and dripped down to their pink
"It feels like we are in a furnace,"
said James Zanzot, an inmate who has
lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years.
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who
created the tent city and long ago
started making his prisoners wear pink
and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one
bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that
he told all of the inmates:
"It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our
soldiers are living in tents too, and
they have to wear full battle gear, but
they didn't commit any crimes. ... so
shut your damned mouths."
Recent discussions with some friends,
which several are gun dealers, have
surprised Cathy and I about some of the
misguided views they hold on the coming
election - one of the most important in
recent history. The next President
will definitely appoint one or more
Supreme Court Justices for starters.
The War on Terror will either be won
right or not in the next few years.
Our National image and integrity will be
carved in the shifting sands of Iraq and
probably Iran. Our American ideals
will be tested. Can you voters
just do this little test that I like to
perform on my customers when they come
in to my gun store and ask, "What kind
of gun should I get for protection?"
I say, "Close your eyes and think that
you are an intruder in your darkened
house and you hear this sound ~ (The
subtle and unmistakable sound of the
sliding pump action of a shotgun
slamming home a chambered round as I
activate the mechanism.) ~ the sound
alone is enough to send the critter
scurrying with a chill in the spine."
I say now of this election, "Voters,
close your eyes and visualize a similar
scary moment and listen for these words,
'President John Kerry will now take the
oath of office'. Words like that
should send chills up and down your
spine." And, to make matters
absolutely worse! Can you even
imagine how this guy would run the
business of this country after waking up
each morning and staring first thing at
First and Foremost Woman ~ Teresa?
Oh, woe are we. Halloween is
certainly the right time for scary
thoughts as these. Make sure they
don't become a reality, vote for our
President, George W. Bush.
WHO I AM
I am a Republican.
Furthermore I am a Conservative
When Democrats and Liberals talk about
the Republicans stealing votes, keeping
people from voting and being outright
criminals, I take offense.
I am a gun owner, hunter and licensed
I don’t know how many people out there
could pass the scrutiny to become a
Federal and State dealer.
I am opposed to political philosophies
that want to take away my right to
legally own guns.I am appalled by anyone who’s record is to be a gun control
advocate and uses a photo op to pretend
to be an avid hunter and protector of
Above all I am a woman, wife, mother and
grandmother and I am against abortion.
I don’t like people who profess to
believe in their religion but still
believe in abortion when their church
opposes it.There’s abstinence, birth control or adoption.
Just ask people who have been unable to
have children on their own.
I am a small business owner and not in
the upper 2% income bracket.
We’ve had some struggles the past 2
years but I have the depth of
intelligence to realize that 9/11 had a
terrible impact on the economy.When it comes to hospitalization, I pay almost $300 a month
but I have a choice of the type of care
I have. Ever ask the Canadians about their government health care?
I’m a tax preparer and I’ve seen close
to 90% of my clients paying lower income
taxes the past three years.
The only ones paying more are those
who’ve had a major increase in income or
I realize that people have different
views but I resent the fact that some
people don’t respect mine.
I will vote for George W. Bush for
President for another four years because
in my heart and my mind I know that he
is the strong leader we need in these
tough times to take care of me, my
family, my state and this wonderful
country we live in.
Nov. 17 ... I can already see the
effects with our President George W.
Bushin being re-elected as the
stock market rises and people are out
again and spending money. Four more
years of stunning achievements. Now all
we have to do is kill more militant
Muslims to make the world a safer
Jan. 7, 2005 ... Well, it is official.
The December Stats for NEACA.com are in
and we had over ONE MILLION hits. To be
exact we garnered 1,006,223 for the
month. It is a milestone for us and it
sets the New Year off with a bang. Four
gun orders from the site this week and a
bunch of other goodies. And, my Page
Maker file has most of our next Arms
Collectors Journal, all 16 pages are
nearing completion. AND, we have most
of our Civil War biographical novel
completed and hope to have that ready by
June. Things are working all the time
and 2005 looks like a really great year
upcoming! Happy New Year to All.
March 25, 2005 ... After many months of
trials and tribulations we have finally
brought our Arms Collectors Journal back
into print and also on-line. For the
first time in the history of my meager
mind and muscle we have become world
wide publishers of a newspaper. You
know what? I am proud of Cathy and
myself for this accomplishment. Go to
ACJ on-line to see our efforts.
May 1, 2005 ... Moving right along we
have our first two issues of our
Arms Collectors Journal
published and on line for viewing. We
also have some new stats which are very
nice; April hits were 1,674,282 the
visits 62,618 and the views were
44,002. Not too bad. That is like a
million and a half customers walking
past your store last month, over 62,000
taking a peek in your window and 44,000
of them coming in for a look around.
Now, if I can only get half of them to
spend at least Five Bucks before they
leave, I'm going on a trip around the
world! Give me one quick click to my
Site Map Page and you will find an
avenue or an aisle to roam.
After eating an entire bull, a mountain
lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along
and shot him. The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your
mouth shut. and.....
Long ago when men cursed and beat
the ground with sticks, it was called
witchcraft. Today it's called ...
GOLF. Will Rogers
Here is Something of Interest you all
Should Pass On to Friends.
WHY WAIT UNTIL 2008? THERE IS AN ELECTION IN 2006.
I HEREWITH, FIRMLY STATE, THAT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR
ANY POLITICIAN, REGARDLESS OF THE OTHER ISSUES, IF HE
DOES NOT SPONSOR AND SUPPORT THIS
IMPORTANT LEGISLATION. THAT INCLUDES
EVERYONE STANDING FOR ELECTION IN 2006 AND ASKING FOR YOUR
US SHOW OUR LEADERS IN WASHINGTON
THAT WE HAVE
"PEOPLE POWER" AND HAVE THE POWER OF THE
INTERNET. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE
WITH ME ON THIS BY REPLYING AND
FORWARDING TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS
THE ABOVE MESSAGE WAS DATED 4/25/05 AND SENT
FROMCHATTANOOGA, TN .
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN
KEEP IT GOING!!!!
2006 Election Issue!!
GET A BILL STARTED TO
PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOCIAL SECURITY
(This is worth reading.
It is short and to the point.)
Perhaps we are asking
the wrong questions during election
Our Senators and
Congressmen or Women do not pay
into Social Security and, of course,
they do not collect from it.
You see, Social Security
benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society.They
felt they should have a
special plan for themselves.
So, many years ago they voted in their ownbenefit plan.
In more recent years, no
congressperson has felt the need to
change it. After
all, it is a great plan.
For all practical
purposes their plan works like this:
When they retire, they
continue to draw the same
pay until they die.
may increase from time to time for
cost of living adjustments….
For example, Senator Byrd
and Congressman White and their wives
may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's
Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand
Dollars), with their wives drawing
$275,000.00 during the last years of
their comfortable lives.
Tom DeLay is slated to
receive $4,795,000.00; Jon Corzine will
only receive $1,140,000.00 because of
his short tenure in the Senate.
Bob Dole is already
collecting on his dole of $6,575,000.00
since he left the Senate. His wife
is now in the Senate, working to build
up her own pile of gold from us.
These figures are in addition to the
FREE medical, dental, optical, and
hospitalization services given to these
so-called public servants. Let us
clean up their act in 2006,
use your votes!
This is calculated on
an average life span for each of those
Younger dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more
during the rest of their lives.
Their cost for this
excellent plan is
NADA .... ZILCH .... NOTHING!
This little perk they
voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come
directly from the General Funds;
"OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK"!
From our own Social
Security Plan, which you and I pay (or
have paid) into, every payday until we retire (which amount is
matched by our employer but which we as
the employed actually pay in the form of
other taxes) we
can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month
and I will both accumulate about $1100.
We can hardly wait! Or, in other words, we
would have to collect our average of
$1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and
one (1) month to equal Senator! Bob
Social Security could be
very good if only one small change were
That change would be to:
Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan! ... from under the
Senators and Congressmen's asses.
Put them into the Social Security plan
with the rest of us,then sit back .....
see how fast they would fix it.
If enough people receive
this, maybe a seed of awareness will be
planted and maybe good changes will
"Always Find a
Silver Lining" ....or .... "If you got
to be there, Make it Worthwhile"
Jennifer's wedding day was fast
approaching. Nothing could dampen
her excitement, not even her parents
nasty divorce. Her mother even found
the PERFECT dress to wear and would be
the best dressed mother-of-the-bride
A week later, Jennifer was horrified
to learn that her father's new young
wife had bought the exact same dress her
mother had! Jennifer asked his new wife
to exchange it, but she refused.
"Absolutely not! I look like a million
bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing
it." She replied.
Jennifer told her mother the story
and she graciously replied, "Never mind,
sweetheart. I'll get another dress.
After all, it's your special day."
A few days later, they went shopping
together and did find another gorgeous
dress. When they stopped for lunch,
Jennifer asked her mother, "Are
you going to return the other dress?
You really don't have another
occasion where you could wear it."
Jennifer's mother just smiled and
said, "Of course I do, dear. I'm
wearing it to the rehearsal dinner!"
and Remember to Always Wait for the ...
Rest of the Story.
One day Little
Johnny watched his daddy's car pass by
playground and go into the woods.
Curious, he followed the car and saw
Daddy and Aunt Jane in a passionate
embrace. Little Johnny found this
exciting that he could not contain
himself as he ran home and started to
tell his mother what he saw.
"Mommy, I was
at the playground and I saw Daddy's car
go into the woods with Aunt Jane.
I went back to look and he was giving
Aunt Jane a big kiss, then he helped her
take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane
helped Daddy take his pants off, then
At this point Mommy
cut him off and said, "Johnny, this is
such an interesting story, suppose you
save the rest of it for supper time.
to see the look on Daddy's face when you
tell it tonight"!
At the dinner table,
Mommy asked little Johnny to tell his
Johnny started his story, "I was at the
playground and I saw Daddy's car go into
the woods with Aunt Jane. I went
back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane
a big kiss, then he helped her take off
her shirt. Then Aunt Jane
helped Daddy take his pants off, then
Aunt Jane and Daddy started doing the
same thing that Mommy and Uncle Bill
used to do when Daddy was in the Army."
Moral: Sometimes you
need to listen to the whole story before
06/15/2005 Posting ...
Martians are Coming .....
Our Saratoga Springs, New York Arms Fair
has become so popular that they come
from all across the nation to be here.
But recently we've found that our door
prize coupons have showed us that we
have visitors from many other nations
also coming to view the fine displays of
antique and collector and investment
firearms and vintage militaria. But
now, the vast network of Scientists who
work for us in trying to discover new
people to attract have made an
astounding discovery. It seems that the
planet Mars will be hovering at its
closest point to earth in over 60,000
years on the dates of our Show this
August 26, 27 and 28. And whatever
inhabitants of the Red Planet are there
are obviously wanting to get a better
look at our Saratoga Arms Fair and of
what all the fuss is about. We believe
that we are the first Gun Show Promoters
to be attracting such a response from
interstellar visitors. NEACA, First in
Performance ... Again! Read their
The Red Planet is about to be
spectacular! This month and next,
Earth is catching up with Mars in an
encounter that will culminate in the
closest approach between the two
planets in recorded history. The
next time Mars may come this close
is in 2287. Due to the way
Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and
perturbs its orbit, astronomers can
only be certain that Mars has not
come this close to Earth in the Last
5,000 years, but it may be as long
as 60,000 years before it happens
The encounter will culminate on
August 27th when Mars comes to
within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the
brightest object in the night sky.
It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds
wide. At a modest 75-power
magnification. Obviously this will
also afford a fantastic view for any
Martians of the great amount of
activity around the Saratoga Arms
Fair at the City Center in Saratoga
Springs, New York.
Mars will look as large as the full
moon to the naked eye. Mars will be
easy to spot. At the beginning of
August it will rise in the east at
10p.m. and reach its azimuth at
about 3 a.m.
By the end of August when the two
planets are closest, Mars will rise
at nightfall and reach its highest
point in the sky at 12:30a.m.
That's pretty convenient to see
something that no human being has
seen in recorded history.. So, mark
your calendar at the beginning of
August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter
throughout the month. Finally
reaching its' intended assent over
Saratoga Springs on the 27th. Dave
Petronis, President of NEACA Show
Promotions is feverishly trying to
figure out how to create some sort
of inter planetary ticket booth to
take full advantage of this First in
History visit from Martians.
Thank You Scientists and Astronomers
Alike. We couldn't do it without
Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be
as long as 60,000 years before it
The Red Planet is about to be
and next, Earth is catching up with Mars
in an encounter that will culminate in
the closest approach between the two
recorded history. The next time Mars may
come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's
gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its
orbit, astronomers can only be certain
that Mars has not come this close to
Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it
may be as long as 60,000 years before it
The encounter will culminate on August
27th when Mars comes to within
34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be
(next to the moon) the brightest object
in the night sky. It will attain a
magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11
arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power
Mars will look as large as the full moon
to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the
and reach its azimuth at about
By the end of August when the two
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.
convenient to see something that no
human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter
An unemployed man goes to
apply for a job with
Microsoft as a janitor. The
manager there arranges for
him to take an aptitude test
(Section: Floors, sweeping
After the test, the manager
says, "You will be employed
at minimum wage, $5.15 an
hour. Let me have your
e-mail address, so that I
can send you a form to
complete and tell you where
to report for work on your
Taken aback, the man
protests that he has neither
a computer nor an e-mail
address. To this the
Microsoft manager replies,
"Well then, that means that
you virtually don't exist
and can therefore hardly
expect to be employed."
Stunned, the man leaves. Not
knowing where to turn and
having only $10 in his
wallet, he decides to buy a
25 LB flat of tomatoes at
Within less than 2 hours, he
sells all the tomatoes
individually at 100% profit.
Repeating the process
several times more that day,
he ends up with almost $100
before going to sleep that
And thus it dawns on him
that he could quite easily
make a living selling
tomatoes. Getting up early
every day and going to bed
late, he multiplies his
After a short time he
acquires a cart to transport
several dozen boxes of
tomatoes, only to have to
trade it in again so that he
can buy a pickup truck to
support his expanding
business. By the end of the
second year, he is the owner
of a fleet of pickup trucks
and manages a staff of a
hundred former unemployed
people, all selling
Planning for the future of
his wife and children, he
decides to buy some life
insurance. Consulting with
an insurance adviser, he
picks an insurance plan to
fit his new circumstances.
At the end of the telephone
conversation, the adviser
asks him for his e-mail
address in order to send the
When the man replies that he
has no e-mail, the adviser
is stunned, "What! You don't
have e-mail? How on earth
have you managed to amass
such wealth without the
Internet, e-mail and
e-commerce? Just imagine
where you would be now, if
only you had been connected
to the Internet from the
very start!" (Hee, hee ....
He could be really cleaning
up by now, says Dave.)
After a moment of thought,
the tomato millionaire
replied, "Why, of course! I
would be a floor cleaner at
NOTE: Years ago I
didn't have e-mail and
bought my first gun to sell.
If only I knew then about
the power of tomatoes!
Now I am
going to explain about Tax Cuts in 2005
just a tax cut for the rich!", and that
statement is accepted as fact. But what
does that really mean? - The following
explanation may help.
Suppose that every night, 10 men go out
for dinner at a restaurant.
The bill for all 10 comes to $100. (I
know, it's a cheap date.) After much
discussion they decided to pay their
bill the way we pay our taxes and it
went like this:
* The first four men (the poorest of the
group) paid nothing.
* The fifth paid $1.
* The sixth $3.
* The seventh $7.
* The eighth $12.
* The ninth $18.
* The tenth man (the richest) paid $59.
All 10 were quite happy with the
arrangement, (Obviously, none of them
were Gun Dealers) until one day, the
owner said: "Since you are all such good
customers, I'm going to reduce the cost
of your daily meal by $20." (Where is
So now dinner for the 10 only cost $80.
and the group still wanted to pay their
bill the way we pay our taxes. (Secretly
hoping that the more they came to the
trough perhaps the owner would reduce
the meal even more.)
The first four men were unaffected. They
still eat for free. But how should the
other six, the paying customers, divvy
up the $20 windfall so that everyone
would get his "fair share"? They
realized that $20 divided by six is
$3.33. But if they subtracted that from
everybody's share, then the fifth and
sixth men would each end up being paid
to eat (These guys could be closet Gun
Dealers). The restaurateur suggested
reducing each man's bill by roughly the
same percentage, thusly:
* The fifth man paid nothing (like the
first four) instead of $1 (a 100%
* The sixth paid $2 instead of $3
* The seventh paid $5 instead of $7
* The eighth paid $9 instead of $12
* The ninth paid $14 instead of $18
* The tenth paid $49 instead of $59
Each of the six was better off, and the
first four continued to eat for free, as
now did the fifth (giving free meals to
half the party) but outside the
restaurant, the men began to compare
their savings. (Now greed takes over
common sense, they are probably
"I only got a dollar out of the $20,"
declared the sixth man. He pointed to
the tenth man, "but he got $10!".
"That's right," exclaimed the fifth man.
"I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair
that he got ten times more than me!"
"That's true!" shouted the seventh man.
"Why should he get $10 back when I got
only $2? The wealthy get all the
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four
men in unison. "We didn't get anything
at all. The system exploits the poor!"
(Here you can see the diversity of the
men surrounded the tenth and beat him
up. The next night the tenth man didn't
show up for dinner. (Proving that
severely beating the guy that pays the
bill makes him smarter.)
sat down and ate without him, (who needs
him anyway) but when they came to pay
the bill, they discovered that they
didn't have enough money between all of
them to meet even half of the bill!
(Creating dishwashers in an unforgiving
That, boys and girls, journalists and
college professors, is how our tax
system works. The people who pay the
highest taxes get the most benefit from
a tax reduction. Tax them too much,
attack them for being wealthy, and they
just may not show up at the table any
more. There are lots of good restaurants
in Monaco and the Caribbean.
David R. Kamerschen, Professor of
Economics, University of NSW. (Another
man from Dave's World.)
Not to leave out the Importance of Women
... One of my Gun Dealin'
Dysfunctionals' tells me thus:
1. It's important to have a woman who
helps at home, who cooks from time to
time, cleans up and has a job.
2. It's important to have a woman who
can make you laugh.
3. It's important to have a woman who
you can trust and who doesn't lie to
4. It's important to have a woman who
is good in bed and who likes to be with
5. It's very, very important that these
four women don't know each other.
Should I name Names?
Stick it to the OIL Company Day ~
September 1, 2005
IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE
IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A
DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT
THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD
CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.
AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE
INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6
BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM
LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.
THEREFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST HAS BEEN
FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT UP THEIR @$$
" DAY BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS
NATION. WE SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE
DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.
THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU
FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS
YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET
THE WORD OUT. WAITING ON THE
ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL
THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN NOR BE
MUCH EFFECTIVE IF IT DOES. WHAT
HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN
PRICES THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED
REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE
PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE
SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE
THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE
FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH
EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS
SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD,
CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL
SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END?
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T
GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL
DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. SO DO YOUR
PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD
THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE SEPTEMBER
1ST A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE
UNITED STATES SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH".
WE KNOW EVERYONE ISN'T GOING TO DO IT,
BUT I AM! HOW ABOUT YOU?
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU
On the Other Side ... How 'bout this?
Bloody shame about those high oil and
gas prices, according to this report by
Jay Hancock published by the Chicago
They're causing billions of dollars
to be invested in petroleum production,
which will increase supply. They're
discouraging unnecessary driving,
encouraging use of public transit and
fuel-efficient cars and cueing industry
to cut fuel costs, which will decrease
And they're triggering billions more
to be invested in new technologies such
as solar power and hybrid engines, which
will offer alternatives.
I hate to say it, but if this keeps
up we might avoid a 1970s-style energy
crisis, with its shortages, gas lines,
severe recession and petroleum prices a
third higher than they are now, adjusted
for inflation. We might even set the
stage for a new era of low oil prices,
like we had in the 1980s and 1990s, or
at least new stability.
Can't Congress do something about
Check out the damage caused by
exorbitant oil prices, as reported by
news outlets across the globe.
In Libya, which has some of the
biggest untapped crude reserves in the
world, lifted sanctions and the prospect
of getting $60 or more for a barrel is
helping induce Chevron, Marathon and
numerous others to open millions of
acres for drilling.
Exploration is also creating jobs and
expanding supply in Russia, Angola,
China, Algeria, Britain, India, Canada,
Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Poland, Malaysia,
New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago,
reports Oil & Gas Investor.
The profit signal sent by $60 oil is
so strong that last month the number of
exploratory rigs around the world hit
its highest level since 1986, says Baker
Hughes, the petro services company.
Where are the energy czars and price
controls to stop all this when you need
Capital projects are booming in the
equipment and "downstream" sectors, too.
Companies in South Korea, China,
Singapore and the United States are
addressing a drilling-rig shortage by
building new hardware.
Chevron is expanding its Pascagoula,
Miss., refinery by a fourth. Kinder
Morgan and Sempra want to spend $3
billion on a pipeline bringing natural
gas from the Rockies to the Midwest and
East. Texas-based Valero and Conoco
Phillips are spending billions to
improve their ability to process sour
crude, which is cheaper than sweet and
will help bring down prices.
Thai Oil is spending $1 billion on
new output capacity. Brazil just
announced plans to increase processing
capacity by 20 percent. China and India
have doubled refining capacity in recent
In short, high prices have spurred
the global petroleum industry to make up
for decades of miserable investment and
operating with rickety equipment. We're
finally investing in the future and
ensuring our ability to produce energy
for our children.
Darn it. I hate it when that happens.
As rising oil prices make
alternatives look attractive, we're also
getting the strongest incentives in two
decades to reduce our petro addiction
and take the next step.
Public transit use seems to be
rising. Ridership on the MARC commuter
rail system is up 13 percent since 2003
despite ridiculous breakdowns and
delays, The Sun reported last week.
Public transit ridership also seems to
be up mildly in places from Washington
to St. Louis to Los Angeles, according
to various newspaper reports.
Sales are soaring for "hybrid"
vehicles that run on gas and
electricity. Toyota doubled production
of its Prius hybrid this year. Ford has
a hybrid SUV. GM has a hybrid truck and
says it could produce a fuel-cell car
that runs on hydrogen by 2020.
Florida-based FPL Group is building
up to 750 megawatts' worth of
wind-powered electricity generation this
year -- nearly half the capacity of
Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs
nuclear facility. Frederick-based BP
Solar, a division of BP PLC, is
expanding again after downsizing in
2003, the Frederick News-Post reported a
few months ago.
Weirder and wilder stuff is on the
way. Venture capitalists, the people who
brought you Silicon Valley and the
computer revolution, have gotten
interested in energy. One of the
partners at Baltimore's New Enterprise
Associates is a Nobel Prize winner
searching the globe for
Gee, that doesn't sound so bad,
actually. Maybe higher prices are part
of an invisible hand creating economic
order, as described by Adam Smith. Maybe
$60 oil is beaming signals across the
economy that will boost supply, cut
demand and eventually lower prices, as
described by Friedrich Hayek. Maybe we
didn't need the energy bill Congress
Maybe, in a free market, the solution
to $60 oil is -- $60 oil.
(The preceding report by Jay Hancock
was published by the Chicago Tribune on
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005.)
Don't buy oil on September First.
RACIST, MY BUTT
The aid is pouring in for Katrina relief
Some good always comes from tragedy.
India and Pakistan have agreed to split
a relief campaign.Pakistan is sending more Paki’s to operate even more Seven-11
and other quick stop gas stations and
Indi’s are being sent to buy and run the
gulf coast motels.
It was heard that all they needed was
scraping out of some Mississippi mud and
they’d be just fine.
All profits to be donated to families
and relatives back home.
Japan and China are sending fishing
fleets to catch floating furniture and
will drag the delta for metals and iron
so they can reprocess the scrap to ship
back to the American people in the form
of statues of the middle finger pointing
to the heavens.
This sign of symbolism will enter thru
the newly renovated Port of New Orleans
created by the American taxpayers.
Hollywood sent Sean Penn to the rescue,
who then needed to be rescued.
They also are producing a new music tour
properly named Band Aid for Disaster
Relief, or BADR for short.
Some NRA members are sending bullets for
BAR’s to cops to quell gangs for
immediate use in the street to street
They’re the ones getting my money.
Funny we had not seen the leaders of the
dark side down in the New Orleans slums
and projects driving buses to get their
people out.I thought busing was their favorite issue.
Oh, that’s right; it was for schools not
for saving lives.
Where were Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson,
Mayor Ray Nagin and Charlie Rangel when
the tragedy was about to unfold?
Not driving buses to New Orleans, that’s
Sharpton was busy hugging the traitorous
mother in Texas, Jackson was kissing a
communist in Venezuela, Mayor Ray Nagin
was evacuating himself to Baton Rouge
and yelling for everyone else to run to
the Superdome and Charlie Rangel wasn’t
even heard from – hard to believe –
until the complaining period.
And, as usual, all the dems and libs got
together and now want to form a
commission to complain about how bad the
Many of us white folks are now looked
upon as racist evil doers because we see
If we are to be called racists, let me
tell you what I saw from my white
Instead of helping poor colored folks, I
saw the more important colored folks
leaving the threatened area or not
venturing into it and evacuating the
poor and infirmed.
I saw and heard complaints from these
same blacks about how the white
“government” didn’t do anything, meaning
the Bush administration.
The black government of Louisiana was in
charge of New Orleans and still is, the
white masters in Washington can’t help
Local relief is a local problem and
should be handled by locals with help
from Washington when requested.
You do remember that President Bush
created an Emergency Response and
Disaster Area even before the hurricane
This was so the locals could ask for
help and get it faster.
Guess who didn’t have a plan.
Guess who let their own people stay in
the path and wake of disaster.
When buses were needed guess whom had
hundreds parked in the low water line
when the levee was breached?
With the democrats telling the colored
folk that they will take care of them
for these past fifty years and with
their creation of a welfare state – both
in fact and in mind set - why would
anyone think most of these poor blacks
could think for themselves anymore?
Why try to get out of the way on their
own? “Someone will come get us!”Well folks, someone didn’t.
All the someone’s left.
I’m sorry, but if I know a category four
or five hurricane is coming and I’m
already six feet below ground level – I
Especially not in an attic without a
chain saw or crowbar.
Could it be that these people might have
been dependent on the rest of the people
just a bit too long?
The younger ones probably don’t even
know what a crowbar is but they know how
to get a gun and turn into professional
gang members and now looters.
At least they took initiative, a
wondrous thought as I see them in my
What a dilemma, are we actually shooting
the ones that show promise?
Finally, those stranded folks are
walking or boating out of the inner city
of New Orleans, the rest see too much of
an opportunity not to stay around.
I have at least six families of
relatives in the New Orleans area and
you know what?
They all got out before the storm hit.
They all have damaged homes.
None are blaming George Bush for a
relentless and daunting Act of God.
I personally lived thru a tornado.
My home was a disaster area and I
screamed at the press and politicians as
they all drove by gawking while the
authorities kept my family out, unable
to bring in help and equipment.
For several days and nights we lived
thru it but no Salvation Army, no Red
Cross and no electricity.
Eventually, the National Guard came and
I know personally of the upset lives.
But we managed.
Neighbor helped neighbor and we helped
Some looters tried it too but were
South Africa, France and even Cuba are
offering to send relief help for Katrina
Sorry, “refugees,” it sounds so much
more sinister here in the USA.
They can’t believe the white government
let all those colored people die or live
in misery in the world of the great
I have one request for aid from these
countries.Please ask all these poor people
if they would like to come and live with
I think I know how many would go, zip,
Am I being a racist or a realist?
I think realist.
I also saw a young man – I think he was
colored but what’s the difference –
commandeered an unused, mind you, school
bus and took eighty of his stranded
Americans on an eight hour trip to
And they all even chipped in on gas.
I saw a three star American General of
our Army get off a plane and start
kicking ass to get things moving and
done – I think he was some kind of other
color than pure white, I cheered him on.
I saw Army and National guardsmen doing
the work that needed to be done, I don’t
remember their colors – I think black,
brown and green camouflage, I cheered
them on too.
But I’m still a racist, like all us
Middle American white folks because we
see reality, we see people helping
others, we see people helping themselves
– and we see colored people helping
themselves to big screen TV’s in the
flood waters of the Mississippi delta.
Delta Dawn maybe had no shoes but she
was still proud and knew how to help
Am I a racist when I think that our
borders should be sealed to all but
legal immigrants who want to be
Americans and share in our good fortune;
the good fortune that was made with
sweat, tears and heartaches.
Welfare was neighbor helping neighbor,
not government handing out checks to the
Families – you know, man and woman,
kids, etc. – helped out their relatives,
not wondering if the government was
going to provide for them.
That’s the way it used to be, period!
Not today, that is the way it used to
be.Is reality, racist?
Perhaps the wake up call was long
overdue and just turning over and going
back to sleep isn’t an option again.
It’s time to shake the covers off and
get the hell out of bed with the
environmentalists, liberals and
do-gooders, i.e. Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton
- and get America back to being America
Get our refineries in action and new
Oil from the Gulf and Alaska should be
pumped to refineries in the Midwest and
turned into American black gold once
I can live with $1.89 a gallon for gas –
but never at over $3.00! Build back
America, buy American; Let my money
I don’t mind a nuclear plant in my back
yard if I can get real cheap electric
Give and take is what we need.
Clean coal can still be used and trees
will continue to grow with conservation
and best use of resources.
And I think our money should be spent on
railroads and new bridges instead of
aids in Africa or military bases in
Germany and Korea.Move them to where the oil is and
drop a few nukes on Fallujah and Syria
just to show the world who we are and we
Above all, let’s send these terrorist
bastards to rape their virgins with
Allah and I say, “God’s speed to all.”
Is that being racist?
You bet your ass, it is!
Proud to be an American realist,
whatever hue I am.
September 6, 2005
... September 8, 2005 ... This Just In
... It's Not Just
The Right to Leave Our Country - YOU
Have the right - the right to leave !
Because Sydney did not want to offend
other cultures by putting up Christmas
and after hearing that the State of
South Australia changed its opinion and
let a Muslim woman have her picture on
her driver's license with her face
this prompted this editorial written by
an Australian citizen and published in
an Australian newspaper.
IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.
Take It Or Leave It, I am tired of this
nation worrying about whether we are
offending some individual or their
culture. Since the terrorist attacks on
Bali, we have experienced a surge in
patriotism by the majority of
However, the dust from the attacks had
barely settled when the "politically
correct" crowd began complaining about
the possibility that our patriotism was
offending others. I am not against
immigration, nor do I hold a grudge
against anyone who is seeking a better
life by coming to Australia.
However, there are a few things that
those who have recently come to our
country, and apparently some born here,
need to understand.
This idea of Australia being a
multicultural community has served only
to dilute our sovereignty and our
national identity. As Australians, we
have our own culture, our own society,
our own language and our own lifestyle.
This culture has been developed over two
centuries of struggles, trials and
victories by millions of men and women
who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese,
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or
any other language. Therefore, if you
wish to become part of our society,
Learn the language!
"In God We Trust" is our National Motto.
This is not some Christian, right wing,
political slogan. We adopted this motto
because Christian men and women, on
Christian principles, founded this
nation, and this is clearly documented.
It is certainly appropriate to display
it on the walls of our schools. If God
offends you, then I suggest you consider
another part of the world as your new
home, Because God is part of our
If the Southern Cross offends you, or
you don't like "A Fair Go", then you
should seriously consider a move to
another part of this planet.
We are happy with our culture and have
no desire to change, And we really don't
care how you did things where you came
This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR
LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every
opportunity to enjoy all this.
But once you are done complaining,
whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our
Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way
of Life, I highly encourage you take
advantage of one other great Australian
freedom, "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE".
If you aren't happy here then f#@* off!
We didn't force you to come here. You
asked to be here. So accept the country
Gov. Kathleen Blanco's Bureaucrats
Blocked Food and Water
Red Cross was reportedly ready to
deliver food, water and other supplies
to flood-ravaged refugees who were
sweltering inside New Orleans' Superdome
last week - but the relief was blocked
by bureaucrats who worked for Louisiana
Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
News Channel's Major Garrett reported
Wednesday that the Red Cross had "trucks
with water, food, hygiene equipment, all
sorts of things ready to go ... to the
Superdome and Convention Center."
the Louisiana Department of Homeland
Security, Garrett said, "told them they
could not go."
Red Cross tells me that Louisiana's
Department of Homeland Security said,
'Look, we do not want to create a magnet
for more people to come to the Superdome
or Convention Center, we want to get
them out,'" he explained.
the same time local officials were
screaming where is the food, where is
the water, the Red Cross was standing by
ready [and] the Louisiana Department of
Homeland Security said you can't go."
nailed by a natural disaster,
demonstrates it's obscene success in
molding "sheep" out of human beings!
by Robert Tracinski
September 2, 2005
four long days for state and federal
officials to figure out how to deal with
the disaster in New Orleans. I can't
blame them, because it also took me four
long days to figure out what was going
on there. The reason is that the events
there make no sense if you think that we
are confronting a natural disaster.
If this is just a natural disaster, the
response for public officials is
obvious: you bring in food, water, and
doctors; you send transportation to
evacuate refugees to temporary shelters;
you send engineers to stop the flooding
and rebuild the city's infrastructure.
For journalists, natural disasters also
have a familiar pattern: the heroism of
ordinary people pulling together to
survive; the hard work and dedication of
doctors, nurses, and rescue workers; the
steps being taken to clean up and
Public officials did not expect that the
first thing they would have to do is to
send thousands of armed troops in
armored vehicle, as if they are
suppressing an enemy insurgency. And
journalists-myself included-did not
expect that the story would not be about
rain, wind, and flooding, but about
rape, murder, and looting.
But this is not a natural disaster. It
is a man-made disaster.
The man-made disaster is not an
inadequate or incompetent response by
federal relief agencies, and it was not
directly caused by Hurricane Katrina.
This is where just about every newspaper
and television channel has gotten the
The man-made disaster we are now
witnessing in New Orleans did not happen
over four days last week. It happened
over the past four decades. Hurricane
Katrina merely exposed it to public
The man-made disaster is the welfare
For the past few days, I have found the
news from New Orleans to be confusing.
People were not behaving as you would
expect them to behave in an
emergency-indeed, they were not behaving
as they have behaved in other
emergencies. That is what has shocked
so many people: they have been saying
that this is not what we expect from
America. In fact, it is not even what
we expect from a Third World country.
When confronted with a disaster, people
usually rise to the occasion. They work
together to rescue people in danger, and
they spontaneously organize to keep
order and solve problems. This is
especially true in America. We are an
enterprising people, used to relying on
our own initiative rather than waiting
around for the government to take care
of us. I have seen this a hundred
times, in small examples (a small town
whose main traffic light had gone out,
causing ordinary citizens to get out of
their cars and serve as impromptu
traffic cops, directing cars through the
intersection) and large ones
(the spontaneous response of New Yorkers
to September 11).
So what explains the chaos in New
Orleans? To give you an idea of the
magnitude of what is going on, here is
a description from a Washington Times
"Storm victims are raped and beaten;
fights erupt with flying fists, knives
and guns; fires are breaking out;
corpses litter the streets; and police
and rescue helicopters are repeatedly
"The plea from Mayor C. Ray Nagin came
even as National Guardsmen poured in to
restore order and stop the looting, car
jackings and gunfire....
"Last night, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux
Blanco said 300 Iraq- hardened Arkansas
National Guard members were inside New
Orleans with shoot to kill orders.
" 'These troops are...under my orders to
restore order in the streets,' she said.
'They have M-16s, and they are locked
and loaded. These troops know how to
shoot and kill and they are more than
willing to do so if necessary and I
expect they will.' "
The reference to Iraq is eerie. The
photo that accompanies this article
shows a SWAT team with rifles and
armored vests riding on an armored
vehicle through trash-strewn streets
lined by a rabble of squalid, listless
people, one of whom appears to be
yelling at them. It looks exactly like
a scene from Sadr City in Baghdad.
What explains bands of thugs using a
natural disaster as an excuse for an
orgy of looting, armed robbery, and
rape? What causes unruly mobs to storm
the very buses that have arrived to
evacuate them, causing the drivers to
speed away, frightened for their lives?
What causes people to attack the doctors
trying to treat patients at
Why are people responding to natural
destruction by causing further
destruction? Why are they attacking the
people who are trying to help them?
My wife, Sherri, figured it out first,
and she figured it out on a
sense-of-life level. While watching the
coverage one night on Fox News Channel,
she told me that she was getting a
familiar feeling. She studied
architecture at the Illinois Institute
of Chicago, which is located in the
South Side of Chicago just blocks away
from the Robert Taylor Homes, one of the
largest high-rise public housing
projects in America. "The projects," as
they were known, were infamous
for uncontrollable crime and
irremediable squalor. (They have since,
mercifully, been demolished .)
What Sherri was getting from last
night's television coverage was a whiff
of the sense of life of "the projects."
Then the "crawl"-the informational
phrases flashed at the bottom of the
screen on most news channels- gave some
vital statistics to confirm this sense:
75% of the residents of New Orleans had
already evacuated before the
hurricane, and of those who remained, a
large number were from the city's public
housing projects. Jack Wakeland then
told me that early reports from CNN and
Fox indicated that the city had no plan
for evacuating all of the prisoners in
the city's jails-so they just let many
of them loose. [Update: I have been
searching for news reports on this last
story, but I have not been able to
confirm it. Instead, I have found
numerous reports about the collapse of
the corrupt and incompetent New
Orleans Police Department; see here and
There is no doubt a significant overlap
between these two populations-- that is,
a large number of people in the jails
used to live in the housing projects,
and vice versa.
There were many decent, innocent people
trapped in New Orleans when the deluge
hit-but they were trapped alongside
large numbers of people from two groups:
criminals-and wards of the welfare
state, people selected, over decades,
for their lack of initiative and
self-induced helplessness. The welfare
wards were a mass of sheep-on whom the
incompetent administration of New
Orleans unleashed a pack of wolves.
All of this is related, incidentally, to
the incompetence of the city government,
which failed to plan for a total
evacuation of the city, despite the
knowledge that this might be
necessary. In a city corrupted by the
welfare state, the job of city officials
is to ensure the flow of handouts to
welfare recipients and patronage to
political supporters-not to ensure a
lawful, orderly evacuation in case
No one has really reported this story,
as far as I can tell. In fact, some are
already actively distorting it, blaming
President Bush, for example, for failing
to personally ensure that the Mayor of
New Orleans had drafted an adequate
evacuation plan. The worst example is
an execrable piece from the Toronto
Globe and Mail , by a supercilious
Canadian who blames the chaos on
American "individualism." But the truth
is precisely the opposite: the chaos was
caused by a system that was the exact
opposite of individualism.
What Hurricane Katrina exposed was the
psychological consequences of the
welfare state. What we consider
"normal" behavior in an emergency is
behavior that is normal for people who
have values and take the responsibility
to pursue and protect them. People with
values respond to a disaster by fighting
against it and doing whatever it takes
to overcome the difficulties they face.
They don't sit around and complain that
the government hasn't taken care of
them. And they don't use the chaos of a
disaster as an opportunity to prey on
their fellow men.
But what about criminals and welfare
parasites? Do they worry about saving
their houses and property? They don't,
because they don't own anything. Do
they worry about what is going to happen
to their businesses or how they are
going to make a living? They never
worried about those things before. Do
they worry about crime and looting? But
living off of stolen wealth is a way of
life for them.
People living in piles of their own
trash, while petulantly complaining that
other people aren't doing enough to take
care of them and then shooting at those
who come to rescue them-this is not just
a description of the chaos at the
Superdome. It is a perfect summary
of the 40-year history of the welfare
state and its public housing projects.
The welfare state-and the brutish,
uncivilized mentality it sustains and
encourages-is the man-made disaster that
explains the moral ugliness that has
swamped New Orleans. And that is the
story that no one is reporting.
Source: TIA Daily -- September 2, 2005
Didn't I just say all that above?
Oh, for the good ol' days of fifty years
ago ... life was so much better and
cheaper, ya' think?
September 20, 2005
Report ... I received this in
I thought I might inform the few
friends I have on my recent traumatic
experience. I am going to tell it
straight, blunt, raw, and I don't give a
damn. Long read, I know but please do
I went to volunteer on Saturday at the
George R. Brown convention for two
A: I wanted to help people to get a warm
fuzzy. B: Curiosity.
I've been watching the news lately and
have seen scenes that have made me want
to vomit. And no it wasn't dead bodies,
the city under water, or the sludge
everywhere. It was PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR.
The people on T.V. (99% being Black)
were DEMANDING help. They were not
asking nicely but demanding as if
society owed these people something.
Well the honest truth is WE DON'T.
Help should be asked for in a kind
manner and then appreciated. This is not
what the press (FOX in particular) was
showing, what I was seeing was a group
of people who are yelling, demanding,
looting, killing, raping, and SHOOTING
back at the demanded help! So I'm
thinking this can't possibly be true can
it? So I decide to submit to the DEMAND
for help out of SHOCK. I couldn't
believe this to be true of the majority
of the people who are the weakest of
society. So I went to volunteer and help
folks out and see the truth. So I will
tell the following story and you decide:
I arrived at the astrodome only to find
out that there are too many volunteers
and that volunteers were needed at the
George R. Brown Convention Center. As I
was walking up to the Convention Center
I noticed a line of cars that wrapped
around blocks filled with donations.
These were ordinary Houstonians coming
with truckloads and trunks full of
water, diapers, clothes, blankets, food,
all types of good stuff. And lots of it
was NEW. I felt that warm fuzzy while
helping unload these vehicles of these
wonderful human beings. I then went
inside the building and noticed
approximately 100,000 sq. ft.
of clothes, shoes, jackets, toys and all
types of goodies all organized and ready
for the people in need. I signed up,
received a name badge and was on my
merry way excited to be useful.
I toured the place to get familiar with
my surrounding; the entire place is
probably around 2 million sq. ft.
I noticed rows as far as the eye can see
of mattresses, not cots, BLOW UP
MATTRESSES! All of which had nice
pillows and plenty of blankets. 2
to3 bottles of
water lay on every bed. These full size
to queen size beds by the way were
comfortable, I laid on one to see for
myself. I went to look at the medical
area. I couldn't believe what my eyes
were seeing! A makeshift hospital
created in 24 hours! It was
unbelievable, they even had a pharmacy.
I also noticed that they created
showers, which would also have hot
water. I went upstairs to the third
floor to find a HUGE cafeteria created
in under 24 hours! Rows of
tables, chairs and food everywhere -
enough to feed an army! I'm not talking
about crap food either. They had Jason's
Deli food, apples, oranges, coke, diet
coke, lemonade, orange juice, cookies,
all types of chips and sandwiches. All
the beverages by the way was put on ice
and chilled! In a matter of about
24 hours or less an entire
mini-city was erected by volunteers for
the poor evacuees. This was not your
rundown crap shelter, it was BUM HEAVEN.
So that was the layout: great food,
comfy beds, clean showers, free medical
help, by the way there was a library,
and a theatre room I forgot to mention.
Great stuff right? Well here is
what happened on my journey -
I started by handing out COLD water
bottles to evacuees as they got off the
bus. Many would take them and only 20%
or less said thank you. Lots of them
would shake their heads and ask for
sodas! So this went on for about
20-30 minutes until I was sick of
being an unappreciated servant. I
figured certainly these folks would
appreciate some food! So I went upstairs
to serve these beloved evacuees some
GOOD food that I wish I could have at
The following statements are graphic,
truthful, and discuss UNRATIONAL
behavior. Evacuees come slowly to
receive this mountain of food that is
worth serving to a king! I tell them
that we have 2 types of
great deli sandwiches to choose from -
ham and turkey. Many look at the food in
disgust and DEMAND burgers, pizza, and
even McDonalds! Jason's deli is better
than McDonalds! Only 1 out
of ten people who took something would
say "thank you" the rest took items as
if it was their God give right to be
served without a shred of appreciation!
They would ask for beer and liquor.
They complained that we didn't have good
enough food. They refused food and
laughed at us. They treated us
volunteers as if we where SLAVES. No not
all of them of course... but 70% did!
20% where appreciative, 10% took the
food without any comment and the other
70% had some disgusting comment to say.
Some had the nerve to laugh at us. And
when I snapped back at them for being
mean, they would curse at me! Needless
to say I was in utter shock.
They would eat their food and leave
their mess on the table... some would
pick up their stuff, many would leave it
for the volunteers to pick up. I left
that real quick to go down and help set
up some more beds. I saw many young
ladies carrying mattresses and I helped
for a while. Then I realized
something... there were hundreds of able
bodied young men who could help! I asked
a group of young evacuees in their teens
and early twenties to help.
I got cursed at for asking them to help!
One said "We just lost our ****ing homes
and you want us to work!" The next said
"Ya Cracker, you got a home we don't" I
looked at them in disbelief. Here are
women walking by carrying THEIR ****ING
BEDS and they can't lift a finger and
WHY THE **** SHOULD I HELP PEOPLE WHO
DON'T WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES!
I waved them off and turned away and was
laughed at and more "white boy jokes"
where made at me. I felt no need to
waste my breath on a bunch of pitiful
losers. I went to a nearby restroom
where I noticed a man shaving.
I used the restroom, washed my hands and
saw this man throw his razor towards the
trash can... he missed... he walked out
leaving his disgusting razor on the
floor for some other "cracker" to pick
up. Even the little kids were demanding.
I saw only ONE white family and only TWO
The rest where blacks...sorry 20% to 30%
decent blacks... and 70% LOSERS! I would
call them ******S, but the actual
definition of a ****** is one who is
ignorant, these people were not
ignorant......they were ARROGANT S. The
majority of which are thugs and lifetime
lazy ass welfare recipients. We are
inviting the lowest of the low to
Houston. And like idiots we are serving
the people who will soon steal our cars,
rape, murder, and destroy our city while
stealing from our pockets on a daily
basis through the welfare checks they
take. We will fund our own destruction.
By "US" I don't mean a specific race, I
mean the people who work hard, work
smart, have values and morals. Only
people who want to help themselves
should be helped, the others should be
allowed to destroy themselves. I do not
want to work hard, give the government
close to half the money I earn so they
can in turn give it to a bunch of
I don't believe in being poor for life.
My family immigrated here, we came here
poor, and now thank God, and due to HARD
WORK we are doing fine. If immigrants,
who come here, don't know the language
can work and become successful... WHY
THE **** CAN'T THE MAJORITY OF THE
HOMEGROWN DO IT!
If we continue to reward these losers
then we will soon destroy our great
country. I just witnessed selfish,
arrogant, unappreciative behavior by the
very people who need help the most. Now
these same people who cursed me, refused
my cities generosity, who refuse to help
themselves are DEMANDING handouts on
their own terms! They prance around as
if they are owed something, and when
they do receive a handout, they say it's
not good enough! Well you know
what......these types of people can go
to hell for all I care!
This All True? I replied to the
sender with this answer, you decide.
Sender, In this world of fast paced
connections sometimes we have to
hesitate in the knee jerk reactions to
forward everything we receive. All is
not truthful out there in cyber land. I
would be among the first to agree that
the story and experience of this
volunteer is true because I don't
particularly give colored people an "A"
in societal gatherings or even an "E"
for the effort of getting on in life
with hard work and responsible
practices. But, I have learned to be a
cynic and not believe half of what I
hear and less of what I read so I have
found ways to verify things. One is by
going to this site where Urban Legends
are discussed in detail
see what these folks have learned about
a particular subject, usually "web
letters." It takes time, but I'd
rather be right than wrong. In this
case the jury is still out. Thanks for
9-26-05 ... What One Man Learned About
Things I have learned from watching the
news on TV during the last 8 days and
how it adds sarcasm to tragedy.
Negro needing rescuing weighs less than
300 pounds. Most people will drop
a stolen item when someone points a gun
at them. The only difference
between Oil Company CEO's and looters,
is that looters can be identified from
TV film footage. No legal action
will ever be taken against either.
Martial law is only declared in white
communities. The hurricane only
hit colored family's property. New
Orleans was devastated and no other city
was affected by the hurricane. New
Orleans has no white people. White
folks don't make good news stories.
Mississippi is reported to have blown
down trees. The hurricane blew a
limb off a tree in the yard of an
Alabama resident. Only black
family members from New Orleans got
separated in the hurricane rescue
When you are hungry after a hurricane,
steal a big screen TV for barter.
The hurricane did 23 billion dollars in
improvements to New Orleans: now the
city is on welfare, looters and gangs
roam freely and they are in your city.
Don't give thanks to the thousands that
came to help rescue you, instead, bitch
because the government hasn't given you
a debit card yet.
warnings to evacuate and the white folks
will come get you and give you money for
being stupid. Oh yeah, it was all
Bush's fault because he didn't sign the
This Just in From Paris ...
Associated Press: Friday, Sept. 26,
2005; 11:00 PM Paris, France --
Armstrong's record setting seventh Tour
de France victory, along with his entire
Tour de France legacy, may be tarnished
by what could turn out to be one of the
greatest sports scandals of all time.
Armstrong is being quizzed by French
police after three banned substances
were found in his South of France hotel
room while on vacation after winning the
2005 Tour de France.
three substances found were toothpaste,
deodorant, and soap, which have been
banned by French authorities for over 75
years. Armstrong's girlfriend and
American rocker Sheryl Crowe is quoted
as saying, "We use them every day in
America, so we naturally thought they'd
be okay throughout Europe."
with these three banned substances,
French authorities also physically
searched Armstrong himself and found
several other interesting items that
they have never seen before, including a
backbone and large testicles.
Our Pending Loss of Civil Liberties: The
Which of My Rights Will Be Lost?
2 January 2006
When Democrats and liberal or “moderate”
Republicans complain today that the
Patriot Act is going to infringe on or
make me lose my precious “civil
liberties” I truly wonder how bad my
personal life will soon become.
If Congress passes the renewal of this
four-year-old law just when will I start
to feel the loss of these liberties? And
what freedoms, if any will I lose?
If I am a terrorist or thinking about
subverting the government, I kinda’ hope
But, so far, if you discount airline
travel, I hadn’t noticed I lost any,
nothing, nil, none, nada.
And as for the searches and confiscation
of my pocket knife before I can board a
plane, well, I have to go along with it
but I don’t feel any safer when I fly –
I’d rather be able to carry my personal
hand gun wherever I go.
Then I’d feel safer!
Knowing that a myriad of companies that
do business with airports no doubt have
questionable employees that can and may
enter restricted areas with
opportunities to plant or deliver
illegal substances to other people or to
put virulent things in various places
while some high school dropout is
searching my shoes just doesn’t make me
Hit or miss x-ray inspection of my
tagged baggage and singling out every
tenth person in line for routine pat
down of high explosive bandoliers can’t
quite raise my feeling of security.
I am positively secure in my feelings
that our politicians really feel better
that they made us go thru all these
Congressional Rule 101: When one knows
not what to do, pass a “Feel Good Law.”
However, try not to infringe on the
minority in the process.
But if a rag headed Islamic terrorist
with a forged drivers license carrying a
Koran skillfully hollowed out to hold a
pound of high explosive, looks sweaty
and jittery the security personnel
shouldn’t single him out for pat-down
because it might infringe on his civil
liberty, normally called “fitting the
I’m sorry but that minority person’s
civil liberty should be infringed upon
before being allowed to board my plane.
Especially when George Bush just got
finished with monitoring his “death to
Americans” cell phone call received from
Osama Bin Ladin.
Just who are these subversive libs
trying to protect?
Bit by bit and year-by-year for the last
few decades, each of our civil rights
has been diminished.
When you drink water from your tap do
you know what’s been added to it?
My right to drink pure unadulterated
mountain stream water has been infringed
My God given and historical right to
hunt on public property in Central Park
has been gone for over a century, as is
the right to hunt and gather like our
Ancestors once did in most State and
Not even to mention my right to drive
the animals’ nuts while speeding thru
the snow on my Yamaha in Yellowstone.
All gone forever.
In fact, when I want to speed down by
the levy in my Chevy, I can’t.
But if I try, I must strap into my seat
Wasn’t our given right of enjoyment and
free movement infringed upon both in
place and circumstance?
I don’t like it but I have to live with
it.In many places you can’t light up
your property because it may bother the
neighbors; you can’t raise pigs and
chickens in your condo and you can’t
light up a weed in your home or even a
smoke in a bar.
Haven’t we all given up our rights and
civil liberties on a continual basis?
How much worse can the Patriot Act be?
Each and every one of those rights we’ve
lost has been thru the efforts of good
deed people trying to protect our own
selves or others living among us.
Have they been so disastrous to our
freedom loving culture or personal
No, uncomfortable to some but not a
disaster to the majority of Americans.But I still don’t like giving up
any of my freedoms.
So, why should giving up your “endowed
by the creator” (whom most liberals
don’t believe in anyway) “right to a
private phone call” to or from Al-Qaida
be so important?
I just can’t see the problem.
Especially when listening in on a
terrorist plan to blow up the Brooklyn
Bridge could pretty much help stop the
act.Where is George going wrong here?
We all would like to be able to run free
and naked down the street.
Well, maybe not all of us but you know.
Being an avid Second Amendment supporter
I believe every responsible adult should
be able to own and carry a gun wherever
and whenever they choose.
You want to see muggings and crime go
down in a hurry, pass that bill.
Plus its’ counterpart like one signed
into law last year by Governor Jeb Bush
in Florida, where you don’t have to flee
your home when threatened by an invader
– as in New York.
It’s called the
"Castle Doctrine" which eliminates the
duty to retreat from criminal attack and
ensures that their criminal attacker
can’t sue citizens who defend
Gun control in one’s home should be the
ability to put a well placed round
between the eyes of some perp.
Even without the National Rifle
Association support, and remembering the
Red Dawn saga, for the continuation and
extension of those Second Amendment
Rights I would gladly undergo scrutiny
and registration for a National Gun
One law that indeed would make me more
secure in my own well being, but my
right to privacy would also have been
I would have to prove I wasn’t a felon,
a druggy, a harasser or wife beater, and
probably not on mind numbing drugs
prescribed by the local psychiatrist.
Fine with me.
In today’s world it’s a balancing act of
take a little bad for a little more
The days of Bison roaming free in
Newark, New Jersey are just about over,
And the time has come to renew and
strengthen that Freedom mongering
If for no other reason than to keep the
God fearing American majority free from
terror and harm by a heathen minority.
Sorry about that, but liberty works in
both ways, especially in War.
Or did you not know we were in one?
Muhammad or just Yakmed ... It's just
the raghead Yakmed thinking about out
running that missile. Don't think so!!
is the new Boston Law Firm of Dickum,
Drownum and Taxum, DDT for short. A
real alliance of specialists who just
received their invitations for Quail
hunting in Texas. Good luck, boys!
... and you thought Yakmed the Terrorist
Feb ~ Bush Fails To
Prevent East Coast
Minorities Hit Hardest
by Brain Wilyums
As President Bush and
his staff cowered in the
White House, the snow
continued to pile up on
the many poor and
African American victims
who could not afford to
get out of town or to
safety in Florida.
Crucial supplies of
blankets, hot cocoa,
popcorn and dark rum, so
essential to surviving
the stress of any major
snowstorm, lay in stores
"Where is the
government? I need my
sidewalk shoveled so I
can get out
to buy my danged
lottery tickets!" said
one D.C. resident from
his living room.
"Why are we wasting
when we could be
spending it here on me?"
blogs blasted the
President for his
inaction. "We find the
suspicious, just as the
Domestic Spying hearings
kick into high gear,
what happens? A major
northeast Blizzard. Why
now?" wrote one blogger.
Hearings into the
Blizzards' effect on
hearings are almost a
Howard Dean has
suggested he will call
for an investigation
once his new medications
kick in and John Kerry
took a break from the
sporting activities of
the glamorous super-rich
in some exotic locale
(random choice: Ice
Sailing in Finland) to
call for new legislation
"The Republican Congress
has dropped the ball
once again. I have
always been a staunch
supporter of anti-snow
legislation, except for
certain locations where
I ski. Snow has no
business on our roads
and the President and
Congress knows that."
Calls for impeachment
over "SnowGate" as some
are calling it already
are mounting as deeply
as the snow itself, and
what will be discovered
underneath will prove to
have a truly chilling
effect on the
Republicans, as the
proceeds. Or something
More breaking news......
Al Sharpton wants an
investigation as to why
snow is ALWAYS white.
Cheney has stock in
Tru-Value Hardware. Do
you have any idea how
many SNOW SHOVELS they
sold today to the
I demand to know why
FEMA has been so late in
reacting to this storm.
THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING!
And yet they failed to
have crews in place to
fix the electricity as
soon as it went off. It
just shows that Bush and
the Republicans just
don't care about the
people in the N.E. The
Senate needs to
investigate this with
I'll bet that the great
junior senator from N.Y.
has opened the doors of
her home to all of the
heatless poor of her
neighborhood and is busy
baking cookies for them
while her husband
applies body heat to the
nearly frozen teen-aged