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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Leaderless, divided, adrift and in peril.

Prepare for the worst.

Emergency/Disaster Preparedness

We live in dangerous times. Disasters
natural and man made can occur at
any time. The threat of terror attacks
grow more frequent every day.

Do not look to government to save you.

They are not prepared. Nor,are local
churches, synagogues, schools, businesses
(despite our repeated urging over the years).

You are on your own when it comes to
saving yourselves, your loved ones and
protectioning your homes and property.

The wise will prepare by taking action
to increase the chances of themselves
and their loved ones, surviving whatever
comes our way in the days, weeks and
months ahead.

Some sources of information to get you

B and J Guns 1702 Central Ave Albany 862 9831

 Our neighborhood watch

Everyone is part of our watch.

Be alert, observant, carry your
cell phones at all times, keyed to
the following numbers:

APD Center Sq Station 458 5660

Anti-Terror Hotline 1 866 SAFE NYS

                                           (723 3697)

Joe Sullivan

Monday, January 24, 2011


In the 37 years since the U S Supreme Court
Roe V Wade ruling,  an estimated 50 million
young lives have been terminated.

Among them millions of prospective workers
who would have contributed to the economy
and helped maintain solvency of  social security
and medicare .

Millions who might have served in our nation's
military to defend and protect the rest of us.

Untold numbers who might have become doctors
nurses, teachers, clergy, and political leaders who
would have made contributions to the betterment
and survival of our nation.

These lost lives are  America's loss and our loss.


"Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for

          John Donne
          Ernest Hemingway

                                                Joe Sullivan

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Forget about lay offs of state, county, city
workers; phoney tax crap proposals, closing
state and local parks, terms limits, public
campaign financing schemes and elusive
ethics reforms. Elected officials swear
to uphold the U S and State Constitutions.
Hold them to those oaths.

Eliminate unfunded federal/state mandates
on local governments/schools.

Make fewer laws. Enforce those that exist
that have merit. Repeal those that do not.

Effectiveness of lawmakers, at all levels
should be measured in terms of sponsored
repeals of mindless, obsolete and unconstitutional
laws, and effective constituent representation.

Lay off illegal aliens. No welfare, education
medicaid or other benefits, of any kind, paid
for with taxpayer dollars,  without evidence
of  U S citizenship and legal  state residence.

Require proof of  U S citizenship and legal
state residence of  any current recipients
and future applicants.

In LA County, the welfare tab for illegal
aliens was 600 million dollars last year.

That figure did not include school costs.

Audit welfare, education, medicaid and
all other social service programs, as well
as prisons/jails, to determine how much
is spent on illegals aliens and non-residents
as well as double/multiple dippers, each
year New York State, Albany County
as well as every city, town and village in
the state.

End monthly  SSI "crazy money" payments
to parents(s)/guardian(s) already receiving
social services and/or foster parent funding.

These payments only reward bad behavior
promote dysfunctional homes, schools and

In addition, these payments promote the
unsustainable growth of a dependent
population of takers, who contribute little
or nothing to the betterment of society.

Cut prison spending costs. Out source violent
offenders, terrorists,  lifers and other
dangerous perps to China. Gung Hu!

Deport illeal aliens prisioners/offenders to
countries of origin. If they appear again in
U S, they go to China.

Draft urban gangbangers for foreign legion
service in remote world trouble spots. They
provide their own community guns/ammo
machetes, box cutters, knives and other
weaponry. U S government provides one
way transportation.

Congress must act promptly to secure our
national borders and ports.

End sanctuary status for illegal aliens at
state, county, city, town, village levels.
No federal/state aid to any of these who
fail to immediately comply.

Prediction.  Spending on welfare/social
services, schools, medicaid will be greatly
reduced. Much less crime, and much
greater public safety/security will result.
REAL property tax relief will be achieved.

                                      Joe  Sullivan


China's Hu speaks through  an interpreter.
BO through a Tele.Promp.Ter. Both con men.
Neither on the level.

                                                Joe Sullivan
Wednesday, January 19, 2011


President Obama will blow into town
with Congressman Paul in tow. He
will blow out of town almost a quickly
after about 2 hours.

This is a DC Clipper, the political version
of an Alberta Clipper. Both produce some
wind and a bit of light, fluffy snow, but are
of little consequence.

Forget about battery powered cars, you
won't see any in the Presidential convoy.

This political photo op, promoting green
energy, is being staged at a huge needless
expenditure of fossil fuels, manpower and
tax dollars. It has no credibility.

Haven't these guys ever heard of the services
of Go to Meeting?

Please, Mr President, take Congressman
Paul with you when you leave town.

Thank you.

Joe Sullivan

posted by J P Sullivan
4:46 PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Washington DC is all decked out in
Chinese flags as Obama bows before
the bunny.

Conduct unbecoming a Commander
in Chief.

                                                         Joe Sullivan

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


President Obama has been on a never
ending campaign trail for years and
a never ending series of vacations.

He, the First Lady, and his administration
have left a nationwide and global  carbon
footprint that has contributed to the global
warming crisis and climate change.

Consider all the fossil fuels consumed and
all the hot air generated. Consider all the
manpower and financial expenditure that
has been involved in this never ending
campaign/vacation spree.

The media continues to fawn over the
President and serve as his free campaign
public relations arm. (Till the next round
of paid advertising coming with the 2012

Now, this  road show is returning to the
Capital District again, to promote green
energy at GE,  including wind and battery
powered cars.

We have had enough wind for the past
3 years, or more.

If the President is so keen on promoting
battery powered cars, why didn't he use
one to travel from DC to the Capital

Quiz: How many times would he have
had to plug in and recharge? How many
days would that journey have taken?

Why didn't the President travel by
Amtrak? Consider how far a train can
travel on one gallon of fuel.

Better yet, why doesn't the President
stay in Washington and do his job,
upholding the Constitution and protecting
the U S?

The local media could run Family Guy
and Three Stooges programs, instead,
giving the weary public a break from
this political theater of the absurd.

On second thought, now that Obama
is coming here to tout green energy
maybe the local media will have the
courage to ask the President about
the artificial manipulation of oil and
other energy prices which are the
root causes of rising gasoline, home
heating oil and food prices in the
Capital District?

Why not ask the President why he
is not facing reality that oil is the
lifeblood of our economy and way of life?
Why is he not allowing oil drilling
offshore, when our enemies and
competitors are drilling?  Why is
he not utilizing our vast coal reserves
and clean coal technology to replace
petroleum dependence? Why is he
not promoting tapping our vast natural
gas resources, including the Marcellus
shale of Western NY?  Why is he not
promoting rebuilding and expanding
our railroad network, including light
rail to move people and freight?

Ask him why he doesn't understand
that all these things would generate  jobs
and economic prosperity, not to mention
independence from foreign energy sources?

Maybe, the local media will do their job?

Then, this political circus would be worth
the public paying attention!

                                         Joe Sullivan

Saturday, January 8, 2011


2010 was an eventful year.  Voters
reclaimed the House of Representatives.
That is good. I did not get to go to Congress.
Maybe in 2012? Anyway, Paul Tonko is now
in the minority and will have a tough time
getting re-elected in 2012...that is if the
21st District isn't among the 2 congressional
districts that will be lost when redistricting
takes place.

Colonel Gibson won the 20th District. He
is the Congressional go to guy for getting
things done in the Capital District. He
serves on the Armed Services and Agriculture
committees which benefits Watervliet Arsenel
and local farmers.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid managed to push
through the lame duck Congress, some
misguided legislation. The START treaty
with Russia is a farce. Repeal of don't ask
don't tell does nothing to improve the
effectiveness of our military. The military
is not a social networking venue for those
obsessed with their sexual preferences.
One's sexual preference is a personal

Can al Qaida and the Taliban expect to
see soldiers flaming in drag on patrol?

Obama did not get the Dream Act, Amnesty
for illegals, and Cap N Trade through the
111 Congress. Not likely that the 112 Congress
will pass these either.

Energy prices are on the rise again. As a
result food prices are going up. Had Cap
N Trade passed,  our energy bills would
have tripled.

Obama is coming to Schenectady next
Tuesday, to promote "green energy" and
to prop up his allies at GE and minority
Congressman Tonko.

The Hudson River PCB dredging project
should be scrapped. The labor and millions
of dollars redirected to rebuilding/improving
the aging water/sewer systems of Albany, Troy
Waterford. Cohoes, Watervliet and other
downstream communities.

President Obama is blowing in the wind
with regard to pushing wind energy and
battery powered vehicles. The latter have
limited ranges and will be priced beyond
the meams of middle and low income people.

Obama would do better to advocate oil
drilling, tapping our vast coal reserves
and the Marcellus shale deposits of New
York and rebuilding/expanding our
conventional rail systems as well as
building light rail lines to connect
cities, suburbs and rural areas. These
actions would be major moves toward
spurring economic development, jobs
and energy independence from foreign

Here in New York State , some balance
has been restored in government with
the State Senate going back to Republican
control. This is positive for Upstate
because all the major statewide elected
officials are from downstate.

Governor Cuomo has relaxed security
at the Capitol In Albany. Not a good idea.

Mayor Jennings announced,  Friday
that State St is being redesigned to
accommodate more buses filled with
minions of special interest groups that
invade Albany every Tuesday, during
legislative sessions to lobby legislators.

Albany City taxpayers have to pick
up the tab for policing and clean up
after these mobs.

Constituents who want to lobby their
representatives can do so in their home
districts. No need to create a circus day
at the State Capitol every Tuesday.

Additionally, when the Black and
Puerto Rican Legislators come to Albany
in February, to party, do so on their own
dime, not at taxpayer expense. Pay policing
and clean expenses as well.

As for the legislative agenda:

1. Consolidate Albany city schools
with city government. Establish one
property tax bill/date to fund both.
Return to K-8 neighborhood schools.
Trim top heavy administrative positions.
Give teachers more freedom to devise
meaningful practical curricula aimed
at graduating productive good citizens.
Make the Mayor and City Council
responsible/accountable for the operation
and performance of city schools.

2. Stop playing Tax Crap games. A tax cap
is not property tax relief. It is  nothing more
than a guaranteed property tax increase
which takes the decision making away from
local voters.  Zero school budget increases
will be a good start this year. Take away
unfunded state mandates. In subsequent
years reduce school spending.

How will all the cash incentives proposed
by the Governor in his State of the State
address be paid for? With more spending?

How about enacting a school spending/aid
and property tax rate formula geared to
graduation/drop out rates? Schools with
a 50 percent drop out rate would get a 50
percent reduction in spending/state aid?
Property tax payers would get a 50 percent
reduction in school taxes? Sounds like a plan.

3. The voting public does not have to smooze
with elected officials. Just do their jobs
and skip the photo ops. That is all that
the public expects. We are busy trying
to survive in our everyday lives, hoping
that elected officials act in our best interests.
We know how to write or call you, if and
when the need arises.

Best wishes to all for a Blessed, Safe, Joyful
Productive 2011.

Just in case, anticipate and be ready for
whatever may befall us in the days ahead.

My focus, will be on neighborhood issues
this year:   

However, state and national issues will not
be forgotten, particularly as they relate
                                  Joe Sullivan