Sunday, February 28, 2010
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP.
The 2010 Census should require that each
individual counted provide proof of U S
Citizenship, by birth or naturalization.
Non- Citizens should be asked their
citizenship and country of origin. Also,
asked for proof that they are in the U.S.
The huge cost of the census can not
be justified, if these vital questions are
not asked and answered.
The State of Georgia will sue the Obama
Administration (Justice Department) to
allow Georgia to verify citizenship of voters
using social security numbers and driver's
How many non U.S. citizens reside in
Albany County? What are their countries of
origin? Can they provide proof that they are
How many illegal aliens are registered to vote
here? How many are receiving social services
educational, health, housing and other public
How many are holding jobs while U.S. Citizens
The County of Albany should declare that as a
matter of public policy, no village, town or city
within the county shall serve as a sanctuary for
illegal aliens and that none shall receive social
services or other public benefits. Those involved
in criminal activity shall be turned over to U S
Beware! As soon as the Obama Administration
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ram through
Obamacare , using the Reconciliation process,
they will try the same end run tactic to offer
amnesty to the tens of millions of illegal aliens
now present in the U.S.
That will open the flood gates to tens of millions
more of their relations to enter the U S.
America is a lifeboat adrift in perilous
socioeconomic and political seas. We are already
taking on water and will surely be swamped if the
tens of millions of illegals already here are granted
Friday, February 26, 2010
KING OF LOCAL TALK
Paul Vandenburgh's Talk 1300 is the last
bastion of local talk radio in the Capitol
Look for Paul to add more local talk
Good news for Tea Party Patriots and
ordinary folks who want to communicate
their views concerning local issues.
Paul's e mail: PaulV@talk1300.com
Talk 1300 call in line: 476 1300
Be nice to call screener, John. John
is a tough cookie and takes no guff
from disrespectful callers.
Free the NYS Police from political interference.
The NYSP are not the Governor's private
The Governor does not need a personal
detail of 200 troopers.
The NYSP are charged with keeping the
people safe. They are our first line of defense
in the War on Terror, particularly upstate.
Domestic gangbangers, illegal alien drug
dealers and assorted hostile malcontents are
become the allies of the foreign terrorists who
seek to destroy America and Americans.
The NYSP must be equipped with the proper
arms, including automatic rifles to combat
well armed adversaries.
Consider how well armed the NYPD are.
Rank and file troopers who have earned their
spurs, and studied hard to score high on
promotional tests are passed over, and new tests
ordered because those highly qualified troopers
are not of a particular gender or ethnic/racial
This amounts to reverse profiling by Leftist
These kinds of political interference undermine
the efftectiveness and morale of troopers who
put their lives on the line for us every day they
Thursday, February 25, 2010
BUT LOCAL TALK RADIO TAKES
Thank you Chuck Custer and WGY.
WGY is a power house of national
However, local residents have lost
a valuable forum for airing their views.
Al Roney not only did a good job for
you, he did a good job for the people
of this region.
For example, Al was out front in
the effort to save Thacher Park.
When WROW changed format
Tea Party Patriots moved over to
Find a place for Al so that WGY
continues to offer a talk radio forum
focusing on local politics and issues
providing ordinary people with the
opportunity to participate.
As far as local talk radio goes, the
score is two down and one to go.
Local politics is more than a spectator
sport in the Capitol District, it is
essential to our survival.
As the Late, Great Tip O'Neill once
said "all politics are local."
Perhaps, WDGJ Talk 1300 will
fill this need by picking up hosts
likes Steve and Jackie , Al Roney
and Susan Arbetter because WDGJ
under Paul Vandenburgh's leadership
has a decidedly local focus.
Paul has, himself, Fred Dicker and
Dan Lynch as mainstays, but has room
for more local talk radio programming
with a local politics focus.
Kelly Stevens and Melody Burns have
several hours of showtime each week
focusing on local issues. Both are
fine hostesses who should have more
In that case, WGY with a national
talk show focus, and WDGJ with
a local focus complement one
another, offering local voters the
opportunity to become informed
voters with regard to national
state and local politics.
Obamacare is bad medicine.
His grandfather was a witch doctor
but Obama has the wrong potion
Obamacare will destroy America's
health care system. Billions will be
taken from medicare to help fund
it, resulting in health care for seniors
being rationed. Those with health
insurance will see their premiums
and copays rise and will pay more
taxes to boot. Still that will not be
enough to pay for this abomination.
The remedy, in this case, is many times
worse than the condition it purports
Radical surgery is not necessary.
Take two aspirins and make an
appointment with the doctor, next
Of more immediate concern to our
survival, are the people who are
breaking down our door trying to
O'Donnell resigns in "protest":
Look for her to resurface as Andrew's
Lt. Governor running mate, or as
candidate for AG to succeed him if
he runs for Governor.
NOT AN ICEBERG
IN SIGHT .
A message from the Titanic before
Security is the priority issue and
principal responsibility of government
at the national, state and local levels.
If we are not safe, nothing else will
Our ship is off course.
No one is in the wheelhouse.
The Captain is presiding over sick bay.
The Mate has lowered the lifeboat
and is abandoning ship.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
2010 PRIMARY/NOV 2
TIME TO SHAPE UP
OR SHIP OUT!
Read this: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/RunningOffice.html
If you have the desire, energy, time, message and
writing/speaking ability and can assemble a team
of petitioners to get you on the September Party
Primary ballots and/or Nov 2 General Election
contact me. I will evaluate and advise you, if you
appear meet the above requisites.
The key races are the 21st Congressional District
and 46th State Senate District. These are the two
races where the power will be.
The 104, 106, 108, and 109 Assembly Districts
should not go unchallenged, but prospective
candidates should realize that they will be
in the Assembly minority, should they win
unless they are enrolled Democrats.
Only enrolled party members can participate
in the September party primaries. Petitions
to qualify for the ballot shall be signed and
witnessed only by enrolled party members
except that Notaries can also be witnesses.
It is imperative that some Tea Party backed
candidates emerge from the political party
designation conventions at the county level(s)
which are held in May. (The party leaders
decide who the nominees shall be long
before the May party rituals occur.)
Otherwise, the Tea Party Movement and
Independents get what is left over from
the primaries in the Nov 2 General Election.
However, another option is to form an
Independent Liberty Party ballot line
locally and statewide. Should the Liberty
Party Gubernatorial candidate garner
the required 50,000+ votes, the Liberty
Party becomes a bonafide party in NYS
for the next 4 years.
This will allow the Tea Party Patriot
Movement to nominate candidates
in the 2011 local elections and 2012
The Tea Party Patriots must have their
own ballot line to leverage the choices
made by the Democrats and Republicans
in 2010 and beyond.
If the perfect storm of Al Qaida attacks
on the home front, economic collapse
and ensuing civil disorder, followed by
martial law come to be. The 2010
and subsequent elections could be
Time to shape up or ship out boys and
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Being an American is a blessing and a
Take time to read and reflect on the
article below - The Making of A Marine"
and ask yourselves- do you truly honor
those who serve us in the military now
and all that have served and sacrificed
in the past, so that we may live free?
Vow that you will honor their service
and do your share by becoming an
informed participant in the Constitutional
government we have inherited from the
WHO IS SHE? WHAT
DOES SHE STAND FOR?
Monday, February 22, 2010
HOLDING THE PEOPLE HOSTAGE
IS A DUMB MOVE. WISE UP!
1. Mount primary and general election challenges
to incumbents in the 21st Congressional District
46th State Senate District and Assembly Districts
104, 106, 108, 109.
Writing letters and e mails, making phone calls
to these birds is just a waste of time. No pleadng
begging or compromising!
Direct ballot line challenges are the best options.
2. Governor Paterson has indicated he is willing to
reconsider park closures ... if we can show him
how to find funds to keep parks open:
"What I'm saying is if anyone has a better idea and
can find a way to save us the resources, then
obviously we'd reconsider," the governor said of
the parks closures. "But I don't see that as happening..."
Closing Thacher Park would save a mere $225,000
in operating expenses, according to Brian Nearing's
TU, front page story, Saturday, Feb 19, 2010.
Well, Governor Paterson, that is an easy one -
lay off two unqualified staffers, or reduce your
state police detail.
As for saving parks statewide- here are options:
Holding the people hostage is a dumb move. Wise up!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
GUY THAT ATTENDED THE
He is an American and a Patriot too!
THACHER PARK GAINS
STRENGTH AS AMERICANS
OF DIFFERENT POLITICAL
AND SOCIAL VIEWS UNITE.
Yesterday's meeting of the Hill Town
Homefront Patriots , unit of the Tea
Party Movement, at East Berne Firehouse
was called to rally Albany County voters
who want to save Thacher Park.
A great meeting, with good speakers
and ordinary citizens who heeded a
call to action.
One of the outcomes of the meeting
was the realization that real Americans
regardless of their political and social
views have more in common.
We love America. We want America
to survive. We are working through
the Constitutional governmental
framework, we inherited from the
Founders, to address issues of
In this case - saving Thacher Park
from being closed by politicians
who are out of touch with the people!
As President Lincoln once said " a
house divided will not stand".
Let all Americans put aside our
differences and work to achieve
things we share a mutual interest
* security at the national, state
and local level
* property tax relief for
homeowners, small businesses
* emergency/disaster preparedness
* saving Thacher Parks and historic
sites in the Capitol District.
Right on Sound Politic! Good to speak
with you at the East Berne Firehouse
Much good will result from that meeting.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
AND SAVE HOW MUCH?
Read Brian Nearing's excellent report in today's TU:
Closing Thacher Park would save $225,000?
That is less than the cost of Governor Paterson's
campaign announcement swing, LI to Rochester
and Harlem, this weekend.
Less than salaries and benefits for 2 aides on his
staff, for one year.
Less than salaries/benefits for two of the four
Assembly Members who purport to represent
Albany County, for one year.
Less than the salary and staff allotment for
a state senator SD 46 (Albany County), for one
Far less than the 2 million dollar grant that
Congressman Paul Tonko recently delivered
to Siena College for Penquin study in Anarctica.
Far less than the annual social services budget
for Albany County.
Far less than the $240,000 SSI (Crazy Money)
payments to 40 Albany City School pupils,
for one year. (The parent(s)/guardian(s) get
Closing Thacher and other parks amounts to
punishing citizens for the sins of those who
purport to represent us in state government.
The human physical , mental health and
environmental costs of closing Thacher far
outweigh the meagre $225,000 alleged savings.
A word to self-appointed spokes persons for
Thacher Park who appear in and on local media.
Don't be so whimpy and quick to appease politicians.
We are not their serfs!
Friday, February 19, 2010
TIME TO GET OUT
I say park the politicians.
Governor Paterson and his Parks
stooge must be closed down by the
So, too State Senator Neil Breslin
and Assembly Members McEneny
Canestrari, Gordon and Riley.
They are not looking out for the
folks. Their silence tells all.
Andrew has to stop playing Hamlet
on this one. Wants to be Governor?
Expects to get the votes of Albany
County voters? Speak up now, or
forget about it!
Where are Schumer, Gillibrand and
Tonko on this issue? No where to be
seen or heard.
They are tossing bags of millions of
dollars of "stimulus money" around
the region in an effort to buy votes
and get reelected.
Got votes? Not in Albany County
if you don't weigh in on the side of
the people - keeping Thacher Park
Penguins in Antarctica are more
important than the people of Albany
Incumbent politicians, and
County Democrat, Republican
and Working Falilies Party
organizations take note!
You will have a hard time getting
voters to sign your petitions in May
to qualify you for the ballot - if
you are not with the people on
the Thacher Park issue
We are not Penguins who are dutifully
going to waddle to the polls and vote for
any incumbent, or challenger in the
September Primaries and November 2
General Election who has not been a
vigorous, effective advocate for keeping
Thacher Park open.
The Albany Project Blog has it right.
Pictures are worth thousands of words.
Behold the natural beauty that is worth
Come join the Hill Town Homefront
Patriots 11 AM, Saturday, Feb. 20
East Berne Firehouse.
Pitch Forks and pick up trucks welcome.
Take time to enjoy Thacher Park after
Put the March 3 rally at the State
Capitol to save Thacher Park
on your calendar.
Contact Assembly Members:
Contact State Senator Breslin 46SD
Governor Paterson and Members of Congresshttp://www.state.ny.us/
The Hilltown Homefront Patriots
will meet 11 AM, Saturday, February 20
at the East Berne Firehouse.
Saving Thacher Park is a priority.
Contact Tom Cavanagh 788 8342.
Representatives of other groups
dedicated to saving Thacher Park
are invited to attend.
Strength through unity!
March 3 a Save Thacher Park rally
will be held at the State Capitol.
For more read:
President Barack Hussain Obama
candidate of change, has sworn to
fundamentally transform America.
A large, controlling federal government
excessive government spending, huge
deficits, unsustainable debt, massive
tax increases will destroy our economy
and way of life and put the pursuit of
life, liberty and happiness beyond the
reach of most Americans.
More fundamental change by Obama:
disarm the U S military, appease our
adversaries and fail to provide security
for America and all Americans.
Do you agree that President Obama
has failed America and the American
Read the following , including reactions
of the public.
We are living through a crucial time
when the futures of America and all
Americans are on the line.
The 2010 political primaries and
November 2 General Election are
critical to our survival.
Will the citizenry participate in the
Constitutional form of government
which we inherited from the Founders?
Will the voters vote and will they cast
If the people fail America. America will
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Went for a hike in Thacher Park today.
A lovely late winter day. The sun was bright.
The sky blue. Strong NW winds blew soft
newfallen snow across open fields.
Cattle huddled together , on a nearby farm
seeking shelter from the cold winds
The woods were quiet and peaceful. The
tall trees swayed in the wind.
A bit of heaven on earth.
The cares of the cities and suburbs on
the lowlands beyond the park cliffs
seemed far away.
It is good to see so many thousands
of local residents rallying to send a clear
message to Governor Paterson, State
Senator Neil Breslin and Assembly
Members McEneny, Canestrari, Gordon
Riley and Congressman Tonko -
KEEP THACHER PARK OPEN!
Read related earlier post this blog
Sunday, Feb 14.
Many thanks to the Thacher family who
donated this lovely place as a park for
future generations to enjoy.
Many thanks to the Thacher family who
donated this lovely place
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
OVER IN NEW YORK?
The political party organizations will
designate endorsed candidates in
May 2010 at party conventions or
Political outsiders have slim chance
of getting party organization
endorsements because those
organizations are controlled by
the self interests of party insiders
and their special interest allies
in particular unions, etc.
The Democratic Party Primary
elections are controlled by a
shrinking base of partyline voters
who vote for the party endorsed
The same is true of the Republicans.
Potential candidates seeking the
Democrat and Republican Party
endorsements are largely incumbents
or others who have been active in
those parties over the years.
The incumbents are busy getting
as much "free media" time as they
Potential challengers are playing
Hamlet regarding their intentions
while teasing the media with rumors
of their impending candidacies.
Meanwhile, they are raising money
and gearing up their campaign
They are stalling for time so they
can duck taking positions on vital
issues at the national, state and
Before, anyone knows it, it will
be May and Party (convention/caucus)
time, and it will be game over
particularly in those congressional
and state legislative districts where
The GOP is endeavoring to bring
the Tea Party Patriots under their
However, if the GOP continues to
endorse Democratic Light candidates
who do not have the Conservative
Party line, those GOP candidates
will suffer a similar fate to that
of the GOP candidate in the 23rd
CD last year.
The Democrat won that race with
endorsement of the GOP candidate.
Tea Party Patriots are just whistlin
Yankee Doodle if they do not leverage
the choices of candidates made by
the Democrats and GOP.
For example, notice the divided field
shaping up in the 20th Congressional
What are Tea Party Patriots to do?
As outlined in an earlier post on
this blog - the Conservative Party is
the one party most akin to the values
of those in the Tea Party Movement.
Secure that party line, either with
enrolled Conservatives, as candidates
or non enrolled conservative candidates
including Independents, seek the
endorsement and Wilson Pakula
authorization pledge, of Conservative Party
Mike Long and the Executive Committee
of that party, in every district race that
crosses county lines.
In Albany County, where the County
Conservative Committee is a handmaiden
of the Democratic Party, no Wilson-Pakula
authorization will be forthcoming to any
candidate who is not the endorsed
candidate of the Democratic Party.
So, in the 46th SD and 104 AD, the only
option is for enrolled Conservative Party
who are in line with Tea Party Patriots
to run for those public offices.
Tea Party Patriots who are enrolled
Democrats and Republicans should
primary the party organization endorsed
candidates. (September 14)
As added insurance, Tea Party Patriots
have to create an independent ballot
line (The Liberty Party) which has a
viable gubernatorial candidate heading
a ticket of Tea Party Patriots in every
congressional and state legislaative district.
This will give independents and others
who share the values of the Tea Party
Movement a real choice in the November
2 General Election, irregardless of who
emerge as candidates of the Democrat
and Republican Parties in May and
If the gubernatorial candidate of the
Liberty Party garners 50,000+ votes
statewide on November 2 - The Liberty
Party becomes a valid party (ballot line)
in New York for the next four years.
The Tea Party Movement controls the
Liberty Party line setting the stage for
elections in 2011 and 2012.
In sum, what happened in Massachusetts
will not happen in New York, unless the
Tea Party Patriots follow a logical battle
plan, without delay, that places the
Tea Party Movement in a position of
strength in relation to selection and
support of candidates who emerge from
the May party conventions and September
party primaries of the Democrat and
George Washington and the Continential
Army did not linger all winter in Valley
Forge - they crossed the frozen Delaware
River and took Trenton by suprise.
The Tea Party Patrots must no tarry
waiting for Spring. Take the fight to the
Democrat and Republican Party organizations
while the snow flies.
Allowing either party to control the
candidate selection process is a recipe
It must be emphasized that Tea Party
endorsed candidates must succeed
in congressional and state senate races
in 2010 - if the people are to regain
control of federal and state governments
in time to avert man-made political
disaster in America.
The futures of America and all Americans
are on the line in 2010.
DAN O CONNELL.
Dan O'Connell would have a Conservative
Democratic Candidate for the 21st
Congressional District seat now held by
leftist career politician Paul Tonko.
Tonko hails from the boondocks of
Tonko kicked sand in Mayor Jerry
Jennings' face last year, when Tonko
endorsed leftist Shawn Morris for Mayor.
Albany County is the geographic
political and Democratic enrollment
heart of the 21st Congressional District.
Without strong Democratic leadership
in the Albany County Democratic
organization, and among the Members
of the State Senate and State Assembly
as well as Congress 21st District...is it
any wonder that Albany's Democratic
vote is taken for granted by the federal
and state party organization and elected
Result: the people of Albany City and
County get shortchanged.
Proposed closing of Thacher and
Peebles Island State Parks, denying
the City of Albany state aid to
compensate for the State Office
Campus being off city property tax roles
and withdrawl of funding to maintain
the Civil War unit flag collection at
the State Capitol are among the
Jack The Dipper got plenty tv face
time, last night, lamenting the withdrawl
of state funding to maintain the Civil
War unit flag collection.
Nice, but what are Jack, Ron, Neil and
the others who purport to represent
Albany in the State Legislature going
to do about it?...and the closing of
Thacher and Peebles Island State Parks?
...and the Governor's veto of payments
in lieu of taxes to the City of Albany
(taxpayers) for the State Office Campus
and other land in the City of Albany
occupied by state facilities and offices?
Is there any valid reason why any of
the above should be reelected in 2010?
When Tip Toeing Through the Tulips
Tonko got media coverage, the other
day, for announcing a grant to the
VA Hospital to replace windows and
otherwise update the facility...Tonko
never acknowledged there never would
have been a VA hospital in Albany, if
it were not for the strong leadership of
Dan O Connell, who delivered for
Harry Truman, who in turn, asked
Dan what Dan wanted for Albany. Dan
responded: "the VA hospital".
So much for history and short memories.
Time for the Lemming like Democratic
partyline voters of the cities of Albany
Cohoes and Watervliet and the towns
and villages of Albany County to wake up!
Go to the State Board of Elections
and view the geographic distribution
of Democratic voters in the 21st CD
46 SD and 104, 106, 108 and 109 AD's.
Click on Enrollment Statistics. Compare
with voter turnouts in specific elections.
U S Citizenship that is.
1. Revise the 2010 Census Questionnaire.
a) drop questions 7 and 8 pertaining
to race and ethnicity
U S Citizenship is all that matters.
We are all Americans. Right?
U.S. Citizenship , or legal immigrant
status shall be required to qualify for
employment, social security, medicare
medicaid, education, unemployment
insurance, disability and other benefits.
Also, to obtain a state driver's license
and to register as a voter.
Public and private schools shall be
required to verify the ciitizenship
status of all students, their parents
and/or guardians as a condition for
schools to receive federal and/or
state education aid.
b) amend question 7 that asks ages
and birthdates of individual inhabitants
of a residence to include:
Are you a U S Citizen? yes__ no ___
Native born ___
Place of birth: ___________________
Taxpayer ID Number ________________
Place/ Date of Naturalization ___________
Are you a non citizen, legally resident in U.S.?
Submit proof: ___________________
Country of origin? ___________________
Other improvements to the 2010 Census form are:
Q4 Specify whether telephone number is:
Landline _____ Cell phone ______
2010 Census forms shall be completed in English
the official language of the United States.
Any state, county, city, town, village government
that as public policy serves as a sanctuary for
illegal immigrants shall not receive federal funds
for any purpose.
Census workers shall provide proof of
U S Citizenship.
The Obama White House controls the
administration of the 2010 U S Census.
However, Congress controls
the fiscal appropriation to administer
Congress can block funding for the census
if the White House does not comply.
Further, Congress should condition census
funding on the White House relinquishing
control of the 2010 Census administration.
If the President and Members of Congress
do not act to amend the 2010 Census to provide
for the above changes in the 2010 Census form
those elected officials shall answer to the voters
in the 2010 political party primaries and
November 2 General Election.
Challengers in the 2010 primaries and General
Election shall state their positions on the above.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Refer to this site often:
BECOME INFORMED ABOUT
OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY
SECURITY at the national, state
and local levels.
If we are not safe, nothing else will
matter. There won't be any health
care or economy.
Government can't save you. You
must prepare to save yourself and
your loved ones.
People profile themselves by their own
Scan Most wanted terrorist list, click
on their rap sheets.
You won't see many homegrown terrorists
on this list, but rest assured that the
foreign terrorists are recruiting native
born anti-social malcontents, gangbangers
In short, terrorists have embraced diversity
Sunday, February 14, 2010
HOW ARE TERRORISTS TO BE DEALT WITH?
President Barack Hussain Obama has said
repeatly it his objective is to fundamentally
transform America. Some clarity is needed as
to just what he has in mind.
He has also said we are not engaged in
a War on Terror.
He is sworn to close Gitmo and bring
those being held there(terrorists?) to
prisons on the American mainland.
Obama , and his front man AG Holder
want to put KSM and other 9-11 participants
(terrorists?) on trial in civil court in New York
City thereby assuring that NYC gets hit by
another Al Qaida attack.
Holder has defended the choice of NYC
as venue for these civil trials, and has
declared that KSM, and the others
will be found guilty and executed.
Case dismissed. Defense lawyers for
KSM, et al, will move for dismissal
on grounds that their clients won't
get a fair trial.
Obama's Director of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano stands by the Obama
Administration's view that returning U.S.
military veterans, Americans that oppose
abortion, and other "right wing extremists"
are potential terrorists.
Profiling? Not to worry. Pro-Choicers
progressives, draft evaders, illegal aliens
gangbangers, socialists, commies and \
assorted leftists are not on the watch list.
..Not yet anyway.
More recently, Admiral Blair confirms before
Congress that "the President claims to have
the power to assassinate American citizens with
no charges, trials and no judicial oversight
of any kind" ... if they are a threat to us and
other Americans"..... (if they deemed to be
terrorists...by the Obama Administration)
Who are "us" and "other Americans?"
Are American Citizens who support the
Constitution, particularly the First,
Second , Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
Are Tea Party Patriots terrorists?
Are the President, and his radical
Administration the terrorists?
Are the left wing "progressive"
Democrats who control the Congress
and Governorship, and both houses
of the State Legislature in New York
Fundamentally transform America?
Government assassination of American
Citizens without charges, trials and
judicial oversight of any kind?
Any incumbent elected official who
advocates ,or supports, this policy objective
should be removed from office through
the electoral process in 2010.
It is about time that Congress looked
into Impeachment of the current
President, before he does irreversible
harm to America and Americans.