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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


The resignation of longtime
Assembly Speaker Sheldon
Silver provides an opportunity
for a change in leadership
that will restore political
balance in the Assembly and
state and set a new course
that will benefit all the people
of NY State.

Elect Morelle , Speaker and
Farrell  Majority Leader.

This can happen by Democrats
from the Suburbs and Upstate
uniting with the Members of
the Republican Conference.

The interests of Upstate, the
suburbs and NYC can be best
served by this leadership team.

One of the first acts of this
new leadership should be 
Repeal of the NY Safe Act
and restoration of government
based on the Constitution.

A second action should be
approval of natural gas drilling
in Upstate NY. This will spur
economic development akin
to the impact of building the
Erie Canal in the early 1800's.

A third action should be approval
of a refinery at the Port of Albany
to refine Dakota oil coming to the
Port via rail

Jobs, low cost, clean energy
will benefit all the people Upstate 
and down.

A refinery at the Port of Albany
will mean good jobs, improve the
property tax base and financial
stability of the City of Albany
and lower costs of gasoline and
home heating oil to benefit all.

Assembly Members put aside
blind party allegiance and control
for the good of all the people and
regions of NY State.

Do not squander this unique
opportunity to restore New York
as the Empire State  and improve
the quality of life for all the
citizens of this state.

A roll call vote will tell us where
each of you stood - to benefit the
people or yourselves.

                              Joe Sullivan


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Plant a tree or two  on
your property this year.

Care for existing trees.

Trees improve property
values, act as air conditioners
in summer, windbreaks in winter
beautify your property and
neighborhood   and contribute
to improved air quality by
absorbing carbon dioxide
and emitting oxygen.

The street trees along New
Scotland Avenue  are in bad
shape: age, vehicle emissions
from growing traffic volumes
excessive road salt dumping
collisions with speeding out
of control vehicles, and lack
of care have all taken their

New Scotland Ave, South
Manning Blvd, Whitehall
Rd. Western Ave, Krum
Kill Rd and other heavily
trafficked neighborhood
streets are in need of  an
urban reforestation project.

We don't need a government

If every homeowner planted
a tree or two and cared for
existing trees - this would do.

The City of Albany has a
street tree planting program
that offers trees planted at
a nominal cost to homeowners
who then must care for the

Each spring Albany Soil and
Water Conservation District
and those of neighboring counties
sponsor tree and shrub sales
offering conifers, deciduous
trees and a variety of shrubs
at nominal costs.

Neighbors can work together
in sharing/planting bundles
of 5 or 10.

Keep and eye out for land
that is being cleared for
development - save a tree
or two- transplant them
to your property.

Be sure to get permission
from the landowner-developer.

When planting/digging always
check with local utilities who
will mark where underground
lines exist.

Don't plant  trees under
overground utility wires 
that will grow too large.

For curbside locations
select tree varieties that
can withstand road salt and
vehicle emissions.

For better survival, plant
trees on your front lawns
away from road hazards.

Hate leaves? Don't! Raking
is good exercise. Compost
them in a corner of your yard
instead of putting them out
at the curb for city pick up.

While you are at it- kick
your addiction to lawn chemicals
and excessive use of chemical

Make use of your composted
leaves, to grow greener, healthy

You, your family, and pets
as well as your neighbors will
be healthier for it.

                       Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015



                      Joe Sullivan

Sunday, January 18, 2015


The following are academic
writings which provide a
panoramic view of population
socioeconomic and climate change
in Western Europe in the past.

Climate changes, and ice ages
ebbed and flowed through time
along with population and socio-
economic changes.....
...long before industrialization
our modern way of life and the
governmental carbon emission
control regulations.

Read, reflect, ponder these:


                           Joe Sullivan

All Boats away!

One veteran's view:

Subject: 95 Years of Wisdom
95 year old hero!
Letter To Obama at Whitehouse Sent from 95 year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor !!
This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country.
A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the

Dear President Obama,
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.
I enlisted in the U.S.Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.
So here goes.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.
I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
" We're no longer a Christian nation"
" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even
announced to the world," America is mean- spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching
that nonsense to 23 generations of our
war dead buried all over the globe who
died for no other reason than to free a
whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the
White House.
After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."
Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.
I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.
Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.
One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.
You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle...

Harold B. Estes
Snopes confirms as true:

Friday, January 16, 2015


As Martin Luther King Day nears
keep this in mind.

Slavery was, and remains, color blind.

Americans must move beyond divison
victim hood and race baiting/hustling
if we are to survive as a nation.

Our present Attorney General is
descended from English planters
and African slaves.

He, and the media, continually
playing the race card, do little to
unite Americans, when  we face
a foe who seeks to enslave us all.


                                                                        Joe Sullivan

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Wus American Politicians
from Community Organizer
in Chief, Members of Congress
and down the political food
chain -  Take Note:

Of real leadership -

Canada and Prime Minister

Attention all wus politicians-

Time to shape up or ship out!

                                   Joe Sullivan

       Joe Sullivan

Jihad or Hari-Kari? No war
can be deemed "Holy". Ask
any living veteran.

For more than a thousand
years self professed adherents
of Islam have perpetrated
aggression with the object
of establishing a worldwide
Islamic Caliphate.

Charles The Hammer led
the European response
followed by the Crusades.

Are Jihadists  committing 

How long will it be until
terrorists actions result
in the rise of another
Charles The Hammer?

Muslims who reside in
Europe, America, Canada
Australia, and elsewhere
in the world, have to ask
themselves fundamental

Is Islam a religion? If so,
a religion of peace or of
submission? Submission
to whom? To What?

Egyptian President el  Sissi
has presented his response:

Are you true citizens of
your adopted homelands
who wish to assimilate
with the populations and
cultures of those lands?
Or, do you seek to gain
control of the governments
economies and cultures of
those lands?

Are you part of the move
to establish an Islamic

Who is to lead that

Do you truly want to live
in peace or are you intent
on committing Hari-kari?

Muslims who dwell in
foreign lands have to decide
their fates now- are you
with or against the populations
of your adopted homelands?

Decide sooner than later
because your and our fates
hang in the balance.

                    Joe Sullivan