November 27, 2010
New York state could be the only place where the Tea Party Movement may have hurt the Republicans rather than help them. It didn’t help that Carl Paladino was not ready for prime time and got set up by the Dems and the fringe stream media like a bowling pin. And now King Cuomo is firmly in charge.
In the next two years Republicans will have to decide what really works in New York may not be the same as what works for the rest of the country. Perhaps it’s better to be pragmatic than idealistic.
On the other hand two years can be a long time in the age of 24/7 hour news cycles. The Republican tsunami that swept most of the nation could grow in 2012 to reach into places as unlikely as the NY-21 where the GOP candidate did allot better than the usual token challenge in 2010.
But whatever optimism Republicans have about this nation’s future. They need to remember that New York State is an alternate reality.
June 30, 2010
A family in Hudson Falls NY USA is bearing a cross no one should ever be forced to carry.
Six children perished in a deadly house fire.
Yet one of the things that still makes the USA a great nation is how charity can spontaneously
erupt at a moments notice. A fund has been established and a fund raiser has been set up
to aide the survivors of this tragedy.
Fox 23 Albany has the story
It’s times like this when we want to ask, “Where was God?
“Why did He allow this to happen?”
That’s a good question!
It seems the hardest price God has to pay in granting humanity free will is that He had to also allow the consequences to occur resulting from our choices.
As a result of Adam and Eve’s wrong choice they lost paradise and became vulnerable to all the forces of nature. Their offspring became so wicked that generations later God destroyed the earth in a flood. Everyone perished except for Noah’s family.
Centuries later after God scattered humanity after The Tower of Babel He chose one man Abraham to found His chosen people Israel out from whom would come the Messiah, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Although He was The Son of God, He rejected royalty and obeyed His Father God to suffer the worst this awful world could dish out and become the sin offering for the world while dieing on a Roman cross.
But after Good Friday came Easter morning and the witness of the empty tomb. By the power of The Holy Spirit and the witness of the apostles the gospel rapidly spread throughout The Roman World and The Church was established.
When God’s people obey The Holy Spirit the The Real Church becomes “The Salt of the Earth” and “The Light of the World.”
As a result if nations and leaders listen to the true church (Which is Not just one human organization BTW) people can be blessed. When nations and leaders persecute the church evil reigns. Yet for some reason The church always seems to grow the fastest when it has the most against it. How ironic.
So where was God at a time like this? He’s right with family and the community grieving along with them. We the church, as God’s people are now His hands that reach out, His arms that embrace, and His feet to move and accomplish His Will.
We are all called to carry each others burdens like The bible says we should. We’re to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.
One day Our Father God will say
On that day The Son will come again in order to establish His Kingdom on the earth. In that day death, Hell, and the evil one will get what’s coming to them.
For this family in Hudson Falls, that day can’t come soon enough.
Please join me in praying for them.
April 17, 2010
Here’s the way Time Warner Cable’s “Your News Now” covered today’s Tea Party in downtown Albany. (Click on picture)
For the most part their coverage was positive except when presenting an opposing view they always go for the most inflammatory. That would be former President’s Clinton remark comparing Tea Party protesters to the terrorists who caused the Oklahoma City bombings.
(OH WELL, PAR FOR THE COURSE!)
April 15, 2010
I may have to get treated for self abuse over this one folks!
OW! OW! OW!
Why God? Why?
One of the coolest political events to come to little Deadbany
(Every out of towners favorite nickname for Albany NY)
is this Saturday and I can’t go.
It’s at The Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve on Quay St. right off of I-787.
Here’s the link
The good news is my awesome cool wife (how’s that for earning get out of the doghouse free points?)
will be able to attend with her hen posse
Besides the reason I can’t go is there’s an important seminar happening at my church
and that takes priority
besides, no big deal
my awesome wife will be there!
March 4, 2010
Now that David Patterson says he won’t seek a full term, that leaves GOP candidate Rick Lazio as the only one running for the New York Governor’s seat.
Of course everyone knows State Comptroller Andrew Cuomo is going to be running and he’ll get an easy Democratic nomination. And more than likely Cuomo will cruise on to win the general election.
But then again you never know.
After all this has been a strange year for politics.
So like I said,
I HOPE I’M WRONG!
March 3, 2010
It’s the trial of the century as far as the City of Schenectady is concerned. The jury selection process has begun in the case of Steve Raucci former Bulding Services Director of the Schenectady School District. He’s facing 26 charges of arson and even terrorism.
(Hat Tip Daily Gazette)
Today the list of witnesses was red and it’s a who’s who of people working for the school district, former and current. The most interesting name is Superintendent Eric Ely who according to The Daily Gazette is looking for another position anywhere in the country. That’s not a good sign for him is it?
February 6, 2010
A few weeks back I blogged about an after hours drug rehab program in Puerto Rico that gives away needles to their clients after hours from a vending machine. With tongue in cheek I asked, “When will we see this in Schenectady?
While there aren’t any vending machines just yet right down the road from Schenectady, in neighboring Albany NY, Catholic Charities is giving away clean needles from a mobile van unit.
There are people raising all kinds of objections to this program, in spite of the fact that it’s already up and running in 17 communities around the state. They say it encourages more drug use. Of course proponents of the plan insist they’ve reduced the spread of AIDS where the program is in place.
The knee jerk conservative reaction would be to agree with the law enforcement people who believe we’re just going to be stuck with allot more lazy addicts to deal with. And who says a real addict gives a darn about a clean needle anyway.
But I’m not a knee jerk conservative. There’s something else to consider here as well. Besides handing out needles shouldn’t Catholic Charities be handing out hope as well?
The last time I checked Catholics were still considered to be Christians.
Jesus,God,redemption,salvation, THE BIBLE!
We’re supposed to be all about hope.
Anything to reduce the spread of AIDS is a good thing. But wouldn’t getting people off drugs and into rehab be even better?
It’s the same thing when it comes to handing out free condoms to teenagers. I’m not a knee jerk conservative here either. Condoms can also prevent the spread of STD’s, reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and reduce the need for abortions. So I’m for the whole condom idea as long people also talk about taking pride in one’s body.
Oh No! It’s the dreaded “A” word!
Hey! It’s your body and your time.
Who says you have to lose your virginity by 16 anyway?
Therefore I believe anything out to prevent the spread of HIV is a good thing.
I just think it would be better to try and reach out to people’s souls as well.
-What say you?
Feel free to comment pro or con.
Just don’t be too snarky OK? 😉