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Today's Quote, Oct. 31/14

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it"
John Adams

In response to the vicious taunts toward Jim Eby I have read here recently-you are so wrong. It is very obvious you don't know Mr. Eby, and are just foaming at the mouth. In fact has anyone noticed, the very LACK of bad mouthing between these two candidates? I have. There has been no finger pointing or back stabbing between these two candidates during this tight campaign for judgeship. This alone, should tell you something. Oswego (this time around) is fortunate to have two candidates that are equally devoted to the causes that the Family Court involves, and either will make a suburb judge. They are both strong advocates for the county, for area families, and for appropriate judgmental decisions.

However, in the case of the vitriol being spewed forth regarding Mr. Eby, I must comment that this is all garbage. Jim Eby, is a GREAT dad, and grandfather. A true gentleman. I bet you didn't know that his son, who was adopted, along with the daughter, have been raised in the best manner possible by both the Eby's, and continue, into adulthood to receive much support, in all ways possible. There is so much the general public cannot know, and should not know regarding the inner workings of the family unit. These latest posts with venom aimed at Jim are so wrong, it is laughable. Jim Eby has treated his kids fairly, and many times has stepped up to assist them, yes, even in their adulthood decisions. He is supportive, generous, and loving, as a parent and a grandparent. As far as his marriages, again there is much the public has no business knowing. However suffice it to say, it was not Mr. Eby who did the 'dumping'. He went through a terrible time, yet continued in his practice, keeping his grief and pain out of the public eye and assisting many Oswegoians with their own wretched problems, many without sufficient means to compensate him. What right do you have to be the finger pointer to a failed marriage? Do you think either Jim or the wife in question did not suffer as we all do when a marriage ends? Were you behind their closed doors? Were you present during the legal proceedings and distributions? Did you witness the 'fallout' after the divorce? You don't have a clue.

I have seen and experienced in my own family- Jim's incredible compassion, generosity, listening ear, and legal wisdom in and out of the courtroom. There is no better lawyer in this area by far, than Jim Eby. If someone needing legal counsel is fortunate enough to retain Jim, they have the best representation possible.

As far as the Family Court Judge election, we cannot lose here, either Jim or Lou Ann will represent the county with fairness and a firm hand, and it's about time this change happens. We are very fortunate this time around.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Dam Siren
Hooray! Progress....I can no longer hear the “dam” siren in Scriba.

tax rate
You got to be kidding me, 5% more than the previous years tax rate! They screwed that proposition up, it should read a tax rate of 5%or more should go to the voters!! This means we could have a tax increase of 49%, and the voters have no say!! What the f—k is wrong with this city. All the work that went into this and it is worded that way? Somebody better get their shit together. 45%+4 =49 this year ,next year 49+4=53, and so on, THE VOTERS GET SCREWED AGAIN. Only in ASSwego!!!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Vote for Mary K. Suco President !
She said she Could do a Better Job Then Stanley

I heard her !!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Tibedeau Judge
Back in the day that judge was a major crack head. He was probably one of Gary’s best customers.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Instead of appearing in court, deputies opt to take forged timesheets case to grand jury


                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

County Family Court Judge
I recently had the experience of observing Luann Coleman Rucynski in a court room setting and the only word that comes to mind is disturbing. Expecting the court of law to be a place of dignity and professionalism I was baffled at her lack of respect for those involved in the case against her and the opposing legal team. From rants to temper tantrums to downright name calling and underhandedness, it was theatrical at best. There were actually times I felt embarrassed for her and her client because of her crass behavior. Not being familiar with who she was I asked a local who knew her and he explained before she was a lawyer she was a barmaid at one of the local rougher establishments. She was a single mom bartending and decided to go to law school, Kudos to her, law school and passing the bar are no easy task and doing it being a single mom and barmaid is commendable. But seeing she is running for the position of judge is a bit scary and concerning. The drama, theatrics and bias she represented may be acceptable from a lawyer but it is completely unacceptable from a judge who will have the power to decide the fate of children and their families. It may be acceptable behavior in the bar room but not in the court of law. She was the only Democratic candidate to step forward unopposed, so the Democratic Party may be stuck with supporting her but the voters are not. As she even said it’s not about voting for your party, it’s about voting for the best candidate. So as a registered Democrat I am doing just that and voting for Jim Eby, the Republican candidate who demonstrates nothing but professionalism and has the experience and integrity to make fair and accurate decisions based on the law,not emotions and tantrums. Voters think long and hard this is a very important position in our county that deserves fairness and dignity.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 30/14

“He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it”
James Boswell

5% tax proposal on ballot

proposal #4

City voters, remember to vote on the 5% tax proposal on this year's ballot.
The proposal is #4 on the back of the ballot and is worded as follows:









                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

You r so right
The wife is so ugly she could walk down 48 bareass and no one would give a sh!t.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

Does anyone know that status of our latest felon firefighter ? Is Firefighter Joe Smegelsky back at work yet or still on PAID vacation?
Did Minetto FD ever get rid of him? Looking at their website it appears he is still Chief?

Want to save some money in our city? Stop the paid vacation.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

Sewer Taxs
Where are all the sewer taxs going? Why are we paying so much money? They make the home owner pay for piles that are in the road now!!, It's time to wake up and get rid of the loser in CITY HALL. It's liking watch MONKEYS IN THE ZOO!!!!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

A Letter from family court judge candidate Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman


                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

City Of Fulton All-Night Parking Ban Starts Nov. 1

                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14

Oswego’s starts when the mayor finds the balls to make a decision.

Jim Eby
I just can't stop laughing. He wants to be Family Court judge? What does he know about family? When he married the second wife, they didn't want his son around, so he basically was given to Dick and Paula Thompson to raise. The kid was homeless when they took him in, or so the Thompsons were fond of saying. Now, how can you judge what's best for a family when you didn't even know how to keep your own together? How can you judge what is best for a child when you wouldn't even raise your own because he cramped new wifeys style? What a friggin joke.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 30/14







Today's Quote, Oct. 29/14

"Life is not fair; get used to it."

Bill Gates



Continental Arms Collectors Association will feature a military exhibit at the Oswego Elk's Lodge annual Veterans' Day dinner on Friday November 7,  132 West Fifth Street.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit beginning at  5:00 p.m.  Pictured, with a selection of War of 1812 artifacts, (from left) George Clark, President , Continental Arms Collectors Association and Paul Lear, Superintendent, Fort Ontario State Historic Site.  Larry Ruth, author of several books on the M1 Carbine, will also display M1 carbines.  The organization's next exhibit will be at the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium, April 17, 18 & 19, 2015, at the Lake Ontario Event and Convention Center, East First Street.  





The latest poll shows not only has Maffei lost the 8 point lead he had over Katko but now he is 10 points behind. Leave it to a Dem to f**k up a free lunch. I hear Tom Gillen is already looking for a new political job for his daughter.

                                                                                                                    Oct. 29/14

Gilligan better be looking for one for himself while he is at it. Maybe there will be some openings at the floating conference center his buddy wants to build with OPM financing.



Minetto couple charged with stealing over $200,000 from 84-year-old retired Air Force colonel


                                                                                                                    Oct. 29/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 28/14

"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything."
Theodore Roosevelt

Mandatory denial of all requests for public space by ppl who are tax exempt or with a pilot agreement, simultaneously forbidding anyone owing taxxes
as our greed ridden public service crushes all
Only fair!!! Mr alderman
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

Leighton Elem. Craft & Vendor Fair

2nd Annual Frederick Leighton Home & School Assoc. Vendor& Craft Fair. Oswego, NY. Frederick Leighton Elementary School, 1 Buccaneer Blvd. Gym & APR rooms. Approx. Forty 10x10 spaces available at $20 each. Only 1 company represented per space. Only 1 of each direct sale company allowed per event. You provide your own display materials, table, chairs, cords, etc. Some electric available. All crafters and vendors are asked to donate a raffle item valued at $25. Spaces reserved once application, space fee, and signed waiver has been received. Advertising will be by newspapers, shoppers, radio, TV, flyers, notes are being sent home with students, and Facebook. All money raised goes to the Leighton Home & School Assoc. Contact Diane Laskevicz @ 315-246-4453 or wlaskev1@twcny.rr.com for application and waiver. Application fee is non-refundable. No early break downs. Set up at 8:30 AM. Event is Sat. 11/8/14 10am-3pm with raffles and 50/50 at 2:00pm.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

The Sheriff

The office of Sheriff is important as a barrier against government maladministration. It, like the Grand Jury, is to act as a buffer between the people and their government.

The office of Sheriff precedes the US Constitution but is not mentioned in that document nor is it mentioned in the New York State Constitution. It is established under Article IX of the New York State Constitution which is a general provision for creating elected and appointed positions.

Before 1830 the sheriff was mostly an administrative position including serving legal documents. The policing of the community was essentially done by the people themselves including the prosecution of cases.
Since the only law enforcement provision in the US Constitution is given to the militia in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 15, this responsibility was joined with the sheriff by making the sheriff the head of the militia.

Around 1830 police departments began appearing in the United States. We now have numerous federal and state police agencies with each being employees of their respective governments. The state agencies are restricted by the US Constitution in that they cannot constitute a “military” force unless authorized by Congress.

What seems to have been lost over the years is that the sheriff is not just another law enforcement agency. The sheriff is to represent the people whereas an unelected police chief represents the authority of the state.

The true authority of the sheriff actually begins in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 15 of the US Constitution which reads: “The Congress shall have the power to provide for the calling forth of the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”
The parallel provision in Article XII of the New York State Constitution reads: “ The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.”

I humbly beg of you – Please restore the buffer of the Sheriff and the Grand Jury so that our liberty will endure. The Sheriff should cooperate with other police agencies but must not be swallowed up by them.
Also - Please remember that the state militia and the citizen militia has constitutional authority and responsibilities that make them essential tools in the security of our schools. Failure to utilize them is truly irresponsible.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

reply to Vicki Mullens reply link
I just have to say this.. Is Vicki Mullen trying to pull the wool over our eyes??
You can figure out that IT WILL BE a 22% increase. No matter how it is worded..
Nice try though..
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

elec. code
Think of this, if property that is rent property that is going to be sold, that a code person and a lic. Elec. Be present for inspection before signing off of sale. That might help with safety issues. And please keep the firefighters at what they are trained for , fires and rescue. Oswego is still a wonderful place, lets try to help it and not play so much self interest ., thank you.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

Sitting at an intersection
Sitting at an intersection waiting for a light to change and who comes cruising through talking on her cell phone? While none other than Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman, who just happens to be running for judge. Yeah right! She can’t even obey traffic laws, and she expects to rule on case law?
Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman! You have been found guilty of driving while talking on a cell phone! It is the sentence of the court of public opinion that you are unfit for the office of Family Court Judge. Therefore someone else will be elected! Now get lost! Next case…
                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14

Oswego County sheriffs at the scene of where car went into Lake Ontario


                                                                                                                    Oct. 28/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 25/14

“A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished.”
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Oswego Council Eyes Changes For Public Space Requests
                                                                                                                    Oct. 25/14

Judge In The Gary Thibodeau Trial
I did not know until a few days ago the judge in this trial was Brandt. He was the Republicans go to guy when they needed a guaranteed verdict. Hafner ran against him and beat him badly. That is why the Republicans, most recently D. A, Oaks have always been out to get him. Brandts involvement alone should be grounds for a new trial
                                                                                                                    Oct. 25/14

Two more cadaver dogs find scent of human remains at cabin site searched for Heidi Allen's body


                                                                                                                    Oct. 25/14

Re: The Gentrification Project: Oswego,NY
Why no comment? Are you really ok with the concept of gentrification?
Still Just Wondering
                                                                                                                    Oct. 25/14

Heidi Allen case: Read Gary Thibodeau's latest court papers to overturn kidnapping conviction


                                                                                                                    Oct. 25/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 24/14

“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.”
Chi Chi Rodriguez

I thought they sent some OFD personnel away to learn property inspection. Now they're hiring someone to come here for the same thing, or have I misunderstood the situation?
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

I can't be leave Eby wants to run for family judge well let's see his 1st wife put him throw law school, set him up in practices than adopted a son. Let see dumped her, Marred 2nd one. dumped her. Know livening with his girl friend which is no prize... And he wants to be family court judge give me a break.......
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

Will Monica Lewinksy's re-emergence complicate Hillary Clinton's likely 2016 presidential run?


                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14
Forty-one-years old and her only achievement has been giving presidential blow jobs.

She ought to run for governor of Alaska. Or.. if she came to Ozwego I am sure mayor Gilligan would find her a job, possible as under-mayor.

How Many Politicians Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
Just do it and tell the state to go piss up a rope.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

elec. code
Last update,12/28/2010 went into effect,what are they? Mr. todd was informed three weeks ago the proposed new requirements of state mandates ,from who ? last requirements from four years ago? And why is this on the dockect and not the pay of the fire dept and the police and the code dept.And also, glad the city has changed the thinking of property selling. After all ,thinking of what is best for the tax payers or having the burden of what to do with properties and not wanting to deal with that issue, must be real hard thinking to deal with. Ready to move out of Oswego if things do not change.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who shot dead Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo
They should round up his whole family and execute them on live tv. That is the only language those rag heads understand.

                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

and also
Who is in charge of contractors in the city of Oswego, ny . Who oversees the people that are inspecting? I am guessing that it can not be the fire dept. or the clerks of the works because this requires having the knowhow to read prints and sumbit change orders and mark changes on the prints ,for future reference. The city alderman should be wanting to have qualified people inspecting work, which does not exist. The city needs a experienced person that has been in construction not passed a civil service test or friends with someone! Get a glove and get in the game!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

Town of Oswego Enters a New Budgetary Era

                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14

bridge street
Instead of worrying about who is going to do elec. Work in the city of Oswego or just having more permits to have permits, how about making bridge street from city limit line to city limit line look nice instead of looking like trash (in some spots, not all) that way when someome drives through the city of Oswego,ny they can say what a nice looking place it is. Just a thought
                                                                                                                    Oct. 24/14




Today's Quote, Oct. 22/14

“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.”
Leo Burnett


Oswego County DA: James Steen is pathological liar, but not Heidi Allen's killer


                                                                                                                    Oct. 22/14

Ozwego Porn Star
At age 30 her career was pretty much over. As a preacher’s wife she could probably milk it another for or five staring rolls. If that don’t pan out she could always run for mayor.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 22/14

Read the Oswego County DA's filing in the Heidi Allen kidnapping case


                                                                                                                    Oct. 22/14

Nadia Hilton and the preachers son
That is a surprise.
I thought she might just be the next Mrs. Eby.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 22/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 21/14

“Love comes when manipulation stops”
Dr. Joyce Brothers

Eby's Ad
According to an ad for Eby that appeared in the latest edition of the local republican rag, it claims that that Eby possesses judicial temperament. I would think that to do so, one would need to be a judge to possess judicial temperament. Judicial temperament is the way that a judge interacts with those he meets. Since Eby is a wanna be judge it should say he has wanna be judicial temperament.

Just sayin..........

                                                                                                                    Oct. 21/14

A former Oswego porn actress falls in love with a preacher; they're getting married
Finally something good about someone from Ozwego.


                                                                                                                    Oct. 21/14

Who’s Running For What Nov. 4 – State and National

                                                                                                                    Oct. 21/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 20/14

“Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.”

 Evelyn Waugh



Friends of Oswego

GO WAY DOWN ON RIGHT HAND SIDE. Look for where the mayor did the inspection of the fire dept. Make sure you have a pair of dry pants handy. Because you are going to wet your pants laughing.


                                                                                                                    Oct. 20/14


A Few Things


Heidi Allen ....this will never be solved until the State or Feds take over the investigation.

The sheriffs will never investigate themselves.


Van Buren.........the Dems are better off without him....not that they were any good in the first place.


OFD.........congrats to our heroes...it now takes a dozen men to do just as bad a job as Neal Smith.






Today's Quote, Oct. 17/14

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
Oscar Wilde

Oswego Opts To Market Great Lakes Veneer Site

                                                                                                                   Oct. 17/14

New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook Now Available to Start New Programs, Standardize Training

Ithaca/Oswego, NY. October 16, 2014. New York Sea Grant Extension and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program have published a New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook. The 81-page, illustrated guide is the standardized model for starting new watercraft inspection programs and includes a Watercraft Inspection Steward Training and Field Guide section.

‘This new steward program development handbook is an important tool for use in fighting the running battle with aquatic invasive species,’ says Chuck O’Neill, New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse Director and Cornell University Extension Invasive Species Program Coordinator.

O’Neill defines aquatic invasive species, also called AIS, as non-native fish, plants, and microorganisms that are likely to cause harm to the economy, environment or human health in the area where they are introduced.

The goal of watercraft inspection is to prevent and slow the spread of AIS.

The direct link to the handbook is www.nyseagrant.org/articles/r/2515.

‘Recreational boating is a known vector by which AIS hitchhike into new waters,’ O’Neill says.

Invasive Species Coordination Unit Coordinator David J. Adams of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, says, ‘Aquatic invasive species are a form of non-native, invasive biological pollution that are severely damaging New York’s natural resources. Movement of AIS between waters harms our environment and economy. This new resource, the New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook, will encourage and support local stewardship of the waters of the State and help mitigate the impact of invasive species.’

Watercraft inspection stewards, also known as boat, lake, and watershed stewards, play a critical role in AIS management.

‘The introduction of new populations of invaders is changing the ecology of lakes across New York State. By teaching boat owners the impacts of AIS and how to inspect their vessels, trailers and gear and to remove and properly dispose of aquatic hitchhikers, the stewards provide one of the first lines of defense against the damage of aquatic invasive species,’ O’Neill says.

New York Sea Grant has been involved with waterfront steward programs since 1985. NYSG Coastal Community Development Specialist Mary E. Penney, who has managed stewards working along Lake Ontario since 2006, authored the New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook.

‘This handbook represents a cooperative effort built on the experience and expertise of the program leaders of existing waterfront stewardship programs in New York and others with invasive species expertise. Each collaborator was crucial in developing content on standardized watercraft inspection protocol, AIS identification and distribution, regulations, how to plan a new program, steward field training, and other aspects of starting a proper watercraft inspection program,’ Penney says.

The New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook Advisory Committee working with Penney included representatives of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership, Finger Lakes Institute, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Lake George Association, New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Parks, and Paul Smith’s College Watershed Stewardship Program.

The Clean, Drain, Dry watercraft inspection processes detailed in the new handbook are in keeping with the national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM campaign led by Wildlife Forever, Brooklyn Center, MN, with support from the National Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and partners nationwide.

Stewards with two of the newest steward programs in NY: the New York State Parks Boat Stewards and Conesus Lake Stewards field tested the Watercraft Inspection Steward Training and Field Guide section of the handbook in 2014.

Conesus Lake, due south of Rochester, is one of the smaller Finger Lakes. Cornell Cooperative Extension/CCE of Livingston County Executive Director Louie ‘Bo’ Freeman manages the Conesus Lake Stewards, a collaborative program by CCE, Conesus Lake Association, Livingston County, and SUNY Geneseo.

‘Training this year with Mary Penney and the steward training section of the new handbook was a tremendous asset to us. The field guide is organized with readily accessible information that is pertinent to the clientele on Conesus Lake, and the comprehensive data collected will be a phenomenal resource,’ Freeman says.

New York Sea Grant and New York State Parks will hold a day-long, spring 2015 Watercraft Inspection Steward Workshop that will use the new handbook to help the organizers of new and young steward programs. The workshop planning partners include Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper®, Lake Champlain Basin Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Paul Smith’s College, and Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management in the Adirondack Park, Finger Lakes, Catskills, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario, and Western NY regions.

The New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook is available online at www.nyseagrant.org/articles/r/2515 and www.nyis.info.

The NYS Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation supports the New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook, Cornell University Invasive Species Program, and NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 17/14







Today's Quote, Oct. 16/14

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you”
Friedrich Nietzsche


Jeep, Jeep 104 East...J&A's Parking lot.Red-Headed Man in Woods. Caught on Camera again...
Watch were you Pee....
                                                                                                                   Oct. 16/14

LION suggests new slogan for Oswego:
More like we should make a new one saying, City With A Past And No Future.
Perhaps it should be:
"Past with a City."

                                                                                                                   Oct. 16/14

cars with no tags
I have already seen 11 cars with out any tags
(plates) in the city of Oswego. Where is this person who is handing out tickets? Must not be driving on all of the streets.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 16/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 15/14

"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly,

takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably."
William Penn

LION says:
The only people who want to come to Ozwego are hudders, sex offenders, drug dealers and drunks.
Well, maybe we can purchase Fulton's old slogan:
                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14

More like we should make a new one saying, City With A Past And No Future.

Let me start with Nice story about the parking person. IT sounds about right for Oswego meter maid to just that. Maybe she does not know it is illegal to talk on the phone while she is driving? Private property she can write tickets only if the property owner asks her to do this first hand. I think it would be funny if she would go out to Price Chopper in the winter time and give out tickets to all those fat lazy people that need to park in the handicap spots or better yet in the middle of the road so they don't have to waddle into the store. Knowing full well they are in the middle of the lot. Like they don't shop there in the summer time to see where all the lined parking spots are. Seems like they all have a different set of rules for summer parking and winter. But the Parking Ticket Officer here in Tampa they do something a little different then I am sure the one you are talking about doing up there in Oswego. Down here the parking enforcement officers are all walking around the city not driving to shopping centers or other property they have no business writing parking tickets on.

I won't say anything about the drinking/pot debate. If they did that then you are asking the police department to do what they are being paid to do and that is reinforcing the laws. If they did that then they would have to leave the police station and or the donut shops. But that is like work so that would be your answer about the bars/pot.

I remember the big ice storm back I think it was early 2007 I think or in the area. I was driving my moms car up to Oswego from Florida. I ended up just behind the storm that went through the area. As I was heading into Fulton and all the power was out so none of the lights worked at the intersections. But guess what I did see. IT was police officers help traffic to keep moving safely on the major intersections. But when I got to Oswego there was again no power and all the traffic lights didn't work. Did I see any police officers out helping traffic move safely. Of course I saw not one police officer out that day driving to my moms house heading west through the city. So that would be a good reason you won't see any in front of the bars at the early morning hours.

That is just the way I see it

PS If you end up with pissing one person off with you article than you did a good job in my book.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14

NY Minute: Cuomo used campaign funds to provide gifts to security detail


                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14

City may rescind sale of Great Lakes Veneer site

                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14

Of course he is mad, $490,000.00 rather than 909,000.00 and even the sales commission is 10% then city {appox.} would make$ 400,000.00 {appox.} also, was this not the same guy that would take his garbage haulers outside the Oswego county line like the one I happen to follow back on rt. 104 in wayne county heading east into Oswego county. Yes you are right, he is for the growth of the city of Oswego and Oswego county. But we will not mention the fact of asb. Removel at the can and bottle return behind his bar at w.1st bar. Where was the city building enforcement on this one. Who was the clerk of the works on this one. Who is the rep. for this ward?
                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14

Key Heidi Allen witness Jennifer Wescott will talk for $5 million, according to friend


                                                                                                                   Oct. 15/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 14/14

“I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.”
Lenny Bruce


Tom Gillen Cut Spending For Flags On Veterans Graves.

Dan Maffei Supports Tom Gillen

Dan Maffei Supports Cutting Spending For Veterans Services

Paid for by the Quality of Life Committee.


Thousands of Fishermen Spend Their Columbus Day Weekend in Pulaski
Despite the slow start, the area is just as packed as ever. Motels, lodges and campgrounds are filled to the brim.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 14/14

The only people who want to come to Ozwego are hudders, sex offenders, drug dealers and drunks.

Logical Challenge
RE: televised public meetings - It is interesting that the folks who believe it is an unreasonable burden for minorities to go to city hall to obtain a voter ID also deny remote viewing of a public meeting to the same minorities under the judgment that it is their responsibility to make the effort to attend the meeting.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 14/14

Access to public meetings
Americans with disabilities act (ADA)
Qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.
Individual with a disability means a person who has a disability. The term individual with a disability does not include an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs, when the public entity acts on the basis of such use.
(4) A public entity may not, in determining the site or location of a facility, make selections—
(i) That have the effect of excluding individuals with disabilities from, denying them the benefits of, or otherwise subjecting them to discrimination; or
ii. That have the purpose or effect of defeating or substantially impairing the accomplishment of the objectives of the service, program, or activity with respect to individuals with disabilities.

7. A public entity shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the public entity can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.

(4) A public entity may not, in determining the site or location of a facility, make selections—
(i) That have the effect of excluding individuals with disabilities from, denying them the benefits of, or otherwise subjecting them to discrimination; or
ii. That have the purpose or effect of defeating or substantially impairing the accomplishment of the objectives of the service, program, or activity with respect to individuals with disabilities.

It is the responsibility of city officials to see that the time, place and facilities are such that public meeting are available to persons with disabilities as described above in the ADA. This does not mean just wheelchair access.
Televising or internet service can serve many different disabilities that make personal attendance unreasonably burdensome.
Partial truth by city officials claiming compliance when they mean partial compliance not full compliance is unacceptable.

Public meeting attendance is critical in our government. Unfortunately public meetings are being abused by:
· Uncomfortable or unsuitable accommodations that deny those with and without disabilities..
· Abusive tactics designed to stifle public participation.
· Bullying by officials or their agents in the audience.
· Cutting off public input by injecting assertions from privileged sources or executive sessions to humiliate or embarrass persons raising issues.
· Unreliable reporting by the press.
· Jargon and technical language designed to discourage public participation.
The venue for public meetings should not be based on official preference or past attendance which has clearly been restricted by poor city administration. Make the facility and atmosphere comfortable and accommodating and the meeting attendance and participation will grow. Stop the political bickering.
The city policy to not televise is clearly in violation of the ADA. Televising does not put an unreasonable burden on the city nor does it fundamentally alter the proceedings of the meeting.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 14/14

Oswego County Begins Demolition of ‘Old Jail’
So comforting to know baby Backus has a handle on things, I sleep so much better.
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Today's Quote, Oct. 13/14

A gun is like a parachute.

If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.

Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen

believes public meetings of elected officials should not be televised.
Dan Maffei supports Tom Gillen.
Dan Maffei does not support transparency in government.
Paid for by the Quality of Life Committee.


Oswego's First Gay Pride Event

Oswego's riverbanks which have become notable by the absence of salmon fishermen were partially filled by participants in the city's first Gay Pride Parade/Fair.

                                                                                                                   Oct. 13/14

Fulton NY Lake Dredge Funds Delayed; Donation Challenge Issued

                                                                                                                   Oct. 13/14

Waitresses walk out from Danzer's Restaurant in middle of day

                                                                                                                   Oct. 13/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 12/14

“America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet.”
Dick Gregory

Are your children safe in school?
Last week it was reported in the news that terrorist threats had been made against schools in Rhode Island. This is symptomatic of the world in which we now live.
We face threats of terrorism from several fronts including: Idealogical/Religious radicalism; Economic/Social deprivation; Criminal Enterprise/Gang ambition.

How can we protect our children in school and just what provides the most immediate and effective barriers between the children and the terrorists?

Schools should certainly have improved locks and surveillance systems. Security guards either armed or unarmed are good ideas. Increased police drive-by and improved response time is called for. Plans for evacuation or hiding in place are good. Some schools are arming the staff.

The United States Constitution put in place a force for dealing with situations such as this. The citizen militia was established under the Second Amendment with a charge and commission to provide security to all citizens and also guard against threats of tyranny and maladministration by government.

Today we have several different types of police within our communities. Each was established for specific purposes and each is actively engaged each day for those purposes. They were not established for the purpose of replacing the citizen militia.

The citizen militia is available to the sheriff or it can act on the initiative of community authority granted by a committee of safety reflecting the will of the community.
The problem we face today is that the word militia has been used so often as a pejorative* by politicians and the press that there is an unwillingness by authorities to even suggest the use of the legitimate state and citizen militia for fear of public criticism.

The current threat level demands that the citizen and state militia be prepared for a situation requiring immediate deployment to protect our schools as well as critical infrastructure. The threat level demands such a response but sadly it is not likely to happen without public demand and that involves you.

*Pejorative - Words expressing disparagement or belittlement.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 12/14


The OSWEGO NY Psychic says:

I am sensing a . . .

Why am I getting ... alcoholic?

Now pay me, suckers who believe this s***.


The OSWEGO NY Psychic
                                                                                                                   Oct. 12/14

Rare White Deer at the Core of Army Depot Debate

Sure take down the fence kill and all the deer and cut all the trees and turn it into something profitable like a casino or a cornfield.

                                                                                                                   Oct. 12/14

'The Strati,' world's first 3D-printed car, takes just 2 days and 49 parts to build
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Today's Quote, Oct. 10/14

"What you don't know you don't know that you don't know it"
Herbert W Armstrong

Thanks for being there Ed, with all the interesting news… Oh,,,,what do I miss back home,,,,,,Stones sponge candy,,ha ha.. ONW
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14
Every Once in a while I stop and get some Choco - Pistachio.

Vanburen must have been bought to switch from the Democratic to Republican Parties? Look at Joanie Mahoney of Syracuse. She’s a Republican, and she came out and is backing Cuomo a Democrat. Mahoney is switching parties to back Cuomo. So any BS that Vanburen is using as an excuse for switching political parties is all crap!
Take a look at Jim Webb as a Presidential Candidate in 2016. (He’s got the resume’ to be President. Check it out.) To begin with Webb is a former Marine, and a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. He sure as hell got Hillary Clinton beat as a Presidential candidate.
Jim Webb for President
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Van Buren
Ed, you hit the nail right on the head. The job his mommy got him apparently isn't enough for him so the lying sack of shit finally figured out if you want a county job you had better be a republican. One wonders if Van Buren is still delusional enough to run for mayor after a 2 year 61% tax increase. No wonder he hasn't had any of his ward meetings lately.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Parking B!tch
Okay I already know somebody is going to jump all over my ass at what a do gooder the parking bitch is but I don't give a sh!t. I want to know how she has the right to go on private property (penneys, Walmart, price chopper) etc. and give out parking tickets????? Has she ever given one to the fire department for parking their big rig on the side of price chopper? I see her driving into the Public Safety Center mind you on her phone to give out tickets the other day. She is always driving and talking on the phone. So being the parking bitch must make it okay for her to break the law. She is a miserable sonofab!tch and thinks she is a cop. I got news honey you are really nothing more than a glorified meter maid. Does the city of Oswego pay her to go on these private properties to give out tickets and who gets the monies for said tickets??? And someone should remind her that right on red does mean you have to stop not just take a glance and keep on going. I followed her around for a few minutes the other day and again on the phone the entire time rolled through two stop signs and never even stopped for one. Is she also someones sister who already works for the city??? And no I am not bitter because she gave me a ticket she just abuses and misunderstands what her job is or perhaps I do that's why I am asking.

In regards to the articles on marijuana use people should be more worried about alcohol. I live two doors down from a bar and watch the drunks get in their car and drive home when they can barely stand up. It destroys brain cells, the liver and kills other people because drunks decide they are alright to drive home. Why is it that no one ever writes on here or anywhere else of the dangers of alcohol use/abuse???? Park outside a golf course on league night and watch these guys get in their cars and drive after a day of riding around in a cart with a cooler then going into the clubhouse and pounding some more...

Well now that I am sure I have pissed off at least one person I will wait for your comments...
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

VanBuren in the sleazy bed
Once again VanBuren has dissappointed his ward ...What a slap in the face ..he went door to door with all his BS ....Now he jumps into a sleazy bed with Backus ...Makes you wonder how many secret meetings he had with Backus while working in the same building ...He is a disgrace .all his lies and sleazy deals ...Don't be surprise to see him get appointed to a job very soon ...How does he expect people to respect him now...if he had any balls he should step down from the city alderman position...Every time he opens his mouth will be thought of a lie ...Just goes to prove they're all prices of $hit ..All they do is talk BS and take care of themselves....

City of Oswego going to be looking for a new Community Development Director.
Hey! Mary "The babysitter" Vanouse
Criminal law
In criminal law, misappropriation is the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person's estate or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another's assets (a fiduciary duty). It is a felony, a crime punishable by a prison sentence.

According to an article published in the Pal-Times. Mary Vanouse is quoted as saying that she used two “drawdowns from grants” for work done on the Flexo Wire site, and the Oswego Lighthouse for payroll in her office. This is fraudulent misappropriation of funds by Mary Vanouse to pay for employees in the community development office. Those “grant monies” were only supposed to be used for Flexo Wire Remediation work, and work done on the Oswego Lighthouse, ONLY! Not for paying employees for Mary Vanouse. This grant money money is going to have to be paid back! AND THERE’S MORE IN THAT ARTICLE. Vanouse is incompetent, how much longer do the people in the city have to up with her stupidity in running that office?

Mary Vanouse must be brought up on criminal charges, and fired from the City of Oswego’s, Community Development Office, along with Kathryn Miano. Contacting Federal HUD Agencies about Mary Vanouse fraudulent misappropriation of grant monies.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Oct. 9 quote
Very fitting, says it all
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Leighton Elem. Craft & Vendor Fair 11/8/14
2nd Annual Frederick Leighton Home & School Assoc. Vendor& Craft Fair.
Oswego, NY. Frederick Leighton Elementary School, 1 Buccaneer Blvd. Gym &
APR rooms. Approx. Forty 10x10 spaces available at $20 each. Only 1 company
represented per space. Only 1 of each direct sale company allowed per event.
You provide your own display materials, table, chairs, cords, etc. Some
electric available. All crafters and vendors are asked to donate a raffle
item valued at $25. Leighton parents and employees get priority until 10/25.
Others first come first serve as room allows until 11/1. Spaces reserved
once application, space fee, and signed waiver has been received.
Advertising will be by newspapers, shoppers, radio, TV, flyers, notes are
being sent home with students, and Facebook. All money raised goes to the
Leighton Home & School Assoc. Contact Diane Laskevicz @ 315-246-4453 or
wlaskev1@twcny.rr.com for application and waiver. Application fee is
non-refundable. No early break downs. Set up at 8:30 AM. Event is Sat.
11/8/14 10am-3pm with raffles and 50/50 at 2:00pm.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Van Buran
Van Buran has been a DINO since he got on the council and has done nothing but raise taxes, suck-up to Half-a-witz and ignored all the cost savings that he was presented with. Being a republican will fit his philosophy of tax and spend and get what you can get out. of the system. This is the typical Republican ploy, screw the taxpayers, screw the less fortunate and take anything that isn't nailed down. He will fit right in with the Republican party, and I am sure the Democrat's won't miss him or his attachment Sue Sweet. Bye, bye and lets see how long it is before Baby Backus sticks it up your butt.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Accountability of public office
PER'FIDY, noun [Latin perfidia; per and fides, faith.] The act of violating faith, a promise, vow or allegiance; treachery; the violation of a trust reposed. perfidy is not applied to violations of contracts in ordinary pecuniary transactions, but to violations of faith or trust in friendship, in agency and office, in allegiance, in connubial engagements, and in the transactions of kings.
TREACHERY, noun trech'ery. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence. The man who betrays his country in any manner, violates his allegiance, and is guilty of treachery This is treason. The man who violates his faith pledged to his friend, or betrays a trust in which a promise of fidelity is implied, is guilty of treachery The disclosure of a secret committed to one in confidence, is treachery This is perfidy.
TREASON is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Its signification is different in different countries. In general, it is the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power. In monarchies, the killing of the king, or an attempt to take his life, is treason In England, to imagine or compass the death of the king, or of the prince, or of the queen consort, or of the heir apparent of the crown, is high treason; as are many other offenses created by statute.
In the United States, treason is confined to the actual levying of war against the United States, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
(Treason committed via perfidy, treachery or perjury is not criminal under the Constitution but is indicative of moral and ethical depravity demanding removal or exclusion from public office) (see petite treason)
PER'JURY, noun [Latin perjurium.] The act or crime of willfully making a false oath, when lawfully administered; or a crime committed when a lawful oath is administered in some judicial proceeding, to a person who swears willfully, absolutely and falsely in a matter material to the issue.
PETIT TREASON – Applies to the above treachery. This is a lesser offense to society than that of the treason described below and in the Constitution. It is a civil crime indicating moral and ethical depravity and is cause for dismissal from and ineligibility for public office. Not to be confused with English Law the American tradition refers to an offense by a subordinate upon a superior. This would apply to a servant of the people offending the people of the state. (my analysis, Captain Ed)
MALADMINISTRA'TION, noun [See Mal and Administer.] Bad management of public affairs; vicious or defective conduct in administration, or the performance of official duties, particularly of executive and ministerial duties, prescribed by law; as the maladministration of a king, or of any chief magistrate.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

Comment on a comment
“We’ve got folks, they earn lots of money at the college and they live in Baldwinsville, they live in Radisson. They reason they don’t come here is because we don’t have enough good quality market based housing,”

I was recently talking to a professional person who was moving into the area and loved the Franklin Park Historic District and considered buying there. However, the chaos in that area from drunken college students, caused them to rethink and they settled outside the city. We can have great housing, but until something is done about the out of control college students, people with means will choose to live elsewhere.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 10/14

What is not trashed by students is ruined by the Hudders.






Today's Quote, Oct. 9/14

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Oswego city official switches parties, endorses John Katko over U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei

And what is van buren getting out of this deal??
At least one other member of the Democrat City Committee also jumped ship. VanBuren has been in bed with the Republicans right along. Everything that was said at Democrat meetings was repeated sometimes recorded.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14

VonBuren sh!t the bed when he pushed that tax increase. He was already in bed with the republicans then. I don’t doubt he still has dreams of being mayor but the real motivation behind this guy is $$$$$. He wants a political job. That is something he will never get from the democrats because they are never in a position to hand any out. Yes I hear Ozwego’s most celebrated flip-flopper, Sweet Sue Sweet has also left the fold. Those two are cut from the same cloth. Last I knew he was also democrat chairman of the city committee. It sure makes the dems look good.


You would think Katko would be smart enough not to appear to be connected to any of Ozwego's fine upstanding citizens. Maffei is getting the screwing he deserves for doing just that.


NOTE: Changes in voter registration do not take effect until after the next general election.

Van Buren endorses John Katko for Congress, joins Republican Party
                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14

Listing your office phone number in bi-weekly advertisements since 2012 for your private home business. REALLY??? Some people will never learn. Way to grab the "Ram" by the horns!
                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14

Marijuana does not harm your brain

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it chicken little!
                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14

Marijuana helps brain cell growth


                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14

Cannabis study demolishes claim that smoking pot is harmful

                                                                                                                   Oct. 9/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 8/14

“A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”
Bishop Desmond Tutu








Gentrification coming to Oswego.

Federal lawsuit waiting to happen against the City of Oswego if they try this!!!
Mary “The Babysitter” Vanouse, the defunct Director of the City of Oswego’s, Community Development Office is suggesting that the council’s have the Oswego Renaissance Association take over the community development office. (A private organization take over a Federally funded program? Just try it!!!)

Targeting market based housing was another thing council wants, instead of income based, he added.

“We’ve got folks, they earn lots of money at the college and they live in Baldwinsville, they live in Radisson. They reason they don’t come here is because we don’t have enough good quality market based housing,” he said.

In other words Federal HUD monies will be taken away from low income people to improve or buy housing and only be given to people who have money. THIS IS GENTRIFICATION! Discrimination. Read this article! If Mary Vanouse is incompetent, get rid of her!

Full story: http://oswegocountytoday.com/community-development-director-grilled-by-oswego-councilors/

                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

It's almost time again for Bickford to cost the taxpayers a lot of money in court fees ....She is the most clueless person at the BOE...Look at last years mistakes ...and yet (the want a be) people lets her sit on her fat a$$ and do nothing ...While her and her husband collect a fat check ....more county waste ...
                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

Community Development Director Grilled By Oswego Councilors

                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

Let's not forget Katko's interaction with Johnny Boy Gosek. Katko influenced a Republican judge to give pervert Johnny a much lighter sentence than what he should have gotten. Let's just say birds of a feather flock together, they are all scum bags.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

Gosek had people working inside the school district to find young girls he could get high on drugs and then rape. At the time we had a Democrat State Comptroller (Hevesi), and a Democrat State Attorney General (Spitzer). Neither one of them would lift a finger to help these teenage girls. If John Katko had not taken on the job the State Police investigation would have fizzled and Gosek would still be preying on fifteen-year-old girls. Of course that is assuming he is not already back at it.


Is thirty-seven months too short? Definitely but it is thirty-seven months longer than any Democrat was going to give him.

Modifications Announced To The Fisherman Alert System At Varick Hydro Facility


                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

First alleged Isil terror plot on UK foiled amid growing fears of beheadings


                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14

Cannabis study by expert demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless


                                                                                                                   Oct. 8/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 7/14

"It's good to have money and the things that money can buy,

but it's good, too,

to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."
George Lorimer

Former Mayor Gosek’s electrical license expired

 while he was in Federal Prision.
When he go out Mayor Gillen gave him a new one without any of the required testing or applications.

Dan Maffei Supports Mayor Gillen.
Dan Maffei believes in rewarding sex offenders with special favors.

Paid for by the Quality of Life Committee.

State Comptroller: Inmate Hospital Fees Need Better Controls
The other three counties (Jefferson, Oswego and Rensselaer) could have submitted claims seeking potential reimbursement of up to $46,352.”
                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14



State police ask public's help locating man using iPhone's FaceTime feature to transmit lewd images



                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14

Quality of Life Committee
Can anyone explain what this Quality of Life Committee is? Do they have an affiliation with Oswego?
                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14

That is what I took from it.

Pulaski Getting All The Fishermen Again!!!!!!!!


                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14

Can not sell property under fair market value. Period!

                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14


RE:Dan Maffei Supports The Oswego Fire Department
The guy in the striped shirt left to Maffei, where is his hand???
Wonder where it is....maybe stuck there??
Is that what they are laughing about....
Maffei sure has lost my vote now......
PS...what are the guys names in the pic?....Thanks!

                                                                                                                   Oct. 7/14





Today's Quote, Oct. 6/14

"Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things."
Denis Diderot


Dan Maffei Supports The Oswego Fire Department

Dan Maffei Supports Pension Padding By Public Employees

Paid for by the Quality of Life Committee.


Craptown USA Questions

1. Who is responsible for overseeing operation of the sewage treatment plants?

2. How many performance records, for the city's sewage treatment plants, have been
altered to show compliance with federal and state laws?

3. What work has been done, under the consent decree, that is not in compliance with

4. How many times has sewage been diverted from being processed at the treatment
plants and dumped into the river or lake?

5. What institution, of higher education, has used Anthony Leotta as an example of a
bureaucrat that should not be entrusted with overseeing sewage treatment plants?

6. What illegal activities do local politicians have knowledge of?

7. How would Congressman Dan Maffei have knowledge of any of the above?
                                                                                                                   Oct. 6/14

Ex-Human Resource Director & Male Employee
Dunkin-Donuts West
HMmmmm !!
                                                                                                                   Oct. 6/14

James "Thumper" Steen described as a violent braggart capable of kidnapping Heidi Allen


                                                                                                                   Oct. 6/14

Global Investors Summit scheduled for Oswego postponed
I heard they didn’t come up with the deposit money for the convention center. Maybe they can get the Global Buffet to host it for free.

                                                                                                                   Oct. 6/14




Today's Quote, Oct. 5/14

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
Bernice Johnson Reagon

Mayor Tom Gillen gave Dan Maffei an office in Oswego’s City Hall.
Dan Maffei gave Tom Gillen’s daughter a job running it.
Dan Maffei supports political cronyism.

Paid for by the Quality of Life Committee.

Nail these punks bastards in a Black Ford, F250, license no. 22980-GL, logo on back window. "If it ain't smokin, it ain't shit."
This was BS. Two punk kids got a truck tricked out to spew thick black exhaust out of oversized stove pipes. If you got stuck behind them you couldn't see or breath. Call the cops if you see them

                                                                                                                   Oct. 5/14

sale of city property
I am sorry that I was not clear. I was referring to the $490,000.00 sale to the owner of jwj . doesn’t it have to go to notice so that bids can go out?
If the city took it for back taxes and then put it in the hands of a realtor, as has sometimes been the case, there should be no problem. However mayor Gilligan seems to be making it up as he goes along and his wife works for the realtor used by the city, so you would have to check the charter as well as General Municipal Law and Home Rule Law to see if everything is according to Hoyle.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 5/14

Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice
CRAIG R ACKER has moved from 178 WEST 5TH ST APT A, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to 109 EAST SENECA ST, OSWEGO, NY 13126
Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=27665

                                                                                                                   Oct. 5/14








Today's Quote, Oct. 4/14

"I like the way you always manage to state the obvious with a sense of real discovery."
Gore Vidal

Tony Stuart
Tony Stuart is still racing because he has money and power.

The other guy is dead because Stuart killed him.

Case closed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 4/14

Young Canidate
Heard a creditable rumor that a young student graduating this spring is considering a run for mayor! Dont wanna pass names because they are rumors. But.........
                                                                                                                   Oct. 4/14

D.C. hospital admits patient with Ebola-like symptoms

                                                                                                                   Oct. 4/14

regarding sale of city property
How can the city of Oswego,ny sell a property without public notification ?

Not sure what property you are talking about. If it was seized for taxes there are a few different options. I believe The City Charter addresses some of them. However mayor Gilligan is of the school of do what ever you want when ever you want and if someone doesn’t like it they can put up the money for a lawyer and sue the city. Under that scenario you can pretty much get away with murder unless you murder someone who can afford a lawyer.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 4/14

Wrights landings
Wrights landing is a joke this year
                                                                                                                   Oct. 4/14







Today's Quote, Oct. 3/14

“Q: What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic, and a dyslexic?
A: Someone who stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog.”
Groucho Marx

Article about Housing Visions
To anyone who has or has ever had a problem with Housing Visions do not expect your problems to be rectified. They are the same owners of Hamilton Homes. I was a tenant there and voiced several complaints not only to onsite management but to Housing Visions as well. NOTHING was ever done and I got the same response in regards to how long it takes to evict a "bad tenant". These apartments were not built to code and were inspected and passed by none other than Neil Smith himself. I realize that this is two different situations but nonetheless owned by the same company. The walls on my apartment when I lived at Hammie Homes were no more than shower curtains. You could hear EVERYTHING that your neighbor did or said. I even knew when my neighbor was having a bowel movement. These apartments, both complexes, were built with state monies that were squandered and wasted. I can only hope for the sake of the veterans living there that you can get more done than I could here in Oswego. Housing Visions fought me tooth and nail the entire time so I finally just gave up and moved out. That's what they hold out for so good luck but don't hold your breath waiting for them to help you. They will yank you with excuses until you finally cave.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14

West First Street AGAIN????
I see they have scarfed the east side of West 1st Street in front of the Jeep dealership again.
The first time was when this incompetent construction firm they hired, did the installation of the sewer and repaved it. Worst paving job ever.....
The second time was to scarf the new pavement up and repave that section. Again, the worst paving job ever....plus the city painted the lines on the road so that job needs to be re-done.
Now they have scarfed it again, and the scarfed road is better to drive on that the last two finished jobs.
Now the question is; how many change orders were done and what is the over- run on this one little section of road? I heard it is up to $120,000. If this incompetent firm can screw up a small job like W 1st Street, how much total over run is the whole sewer separation project up to? I heard the mayor, Kapowtiz and Van Buren want to keep it quiet as the over-runs are now approaching $1,500,000. With this and the tracking account, plan on another 40% tax increase next year!!!

                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14
Do you mean 6 flags Construction?
It is like a flashback to the Rizzo days.

I wonder If VonBuren's white envelope is as fat as the one Kapelwitz gets.


west first street
WHAT the F—K!!
First they dig up for a sewar line, then they blacktop, screw that up, they scarf up blacktop and re-pave, screw that up AGAIN, now we scarf up the second new blacktop and I don’t know what they plan on doing for the third try. Totally unbelieveable, oh wait I forgot this is Oswego!! Who the hell is the INSPECTOR for this project , Stevie Wonder!
                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14
I think it was Helen Keller

Katko involved with Disgraced Former Mayor
I was shocked to find out that a former disgraced mayor had John Katko help this mayor get a much lighter sentence than he should of because of a deal Katko made with a Republican Judge. This mayor should have gotten 30 years, but only got 3 years, probation and placed on the county/state pervert list.
If Katko is willing to let a pervert off, imagine what he would do as our Congressional Representative of the 24th District. All I know is that anybody that had any friendly contact with this disgraced mayor (and we all know who that is) will never get my vote.
Maybe Katko can introduce this mayor to the female members of his family, then maybe he would have a different attitude about making deals for perverts like this mayor.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14

Controversial Oswego County road called into question again

                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14

Northern Stem Canker Found in 7 NY Counties: A New Challenge for Soybean Growers
Northern New York. A serious crop disease called northern stem canker has been confirmed for the first time in Northern New York soybean fields as part of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program-funded NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Diagnosis and Assessment Database building project.

NSC occurs in most Midwestern states and in Ontario, but Cornell Plant Pathologist Gary C. Bergstrom says the finding in Jefferson County in northern NY and in six other counties elsewhere in the state is the first confirmation of NSC in New York or the northeastern U.S.

Reported yield losses to NSC in the Midwest have ranged from minor to in excess of 50 percent.

Cornell Cooperative Extension/CCE Field Crop Educators Michael E. Hunter and Kitty O’Neil scouted soybean production fields in all six northern NY counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.

Hunter and O’Neil recorded observations on field conditions and diseases, and collected and sent plant samples to the Field Crop Pathology Laboratory at Cornell University for positive diagnosis of suspected disease problems.

‘One option soybean producers can immediately consider to manage NSC is to plant canker-resistant varieties,’ says Hunter, who works with farmers in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

‘We are encouraging growers and crop advisors to learn how to recognize the symptoms and differences of northern stem canker and other late season crop diseases,’ O’Neil says.

With additional funding from the New York Soybean Check-off Program, NSC was diagnosed in plant samples from soybean fields in Jefferson, Livingston, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, and Wayne Counties. Diagnosis was based on characteristic symptoms, laboratory isolation of the causal fungus, and confirmation of a portion of its DNA sequence.

Northern stem canker (NSC) is caused by the fungus Diaporthe phaseolorum var. caulivora and differs from a related fungus, Diaporthe phaseolorum var. meridionalis, that causes southern stem canker throughout the southern U.S.

‘This research partnership with the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is providing growers with early notice of common pest and crop diseases and, in the case of Northern Stem Canker, a new challenge so they can quickly respond to maintain crop health and productivity and farm profitability,’ says New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association Executive Director Julia C. Robbins.

A complete report is posted in the Field Crops section of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program website at www.nnyagdev.org. Growers can also contact their local Cornell Cooperative Extension office for more information.

The NNYADP is a farmer-driven grants program funding on-farm, practical research supporting the agricultural industry in the six northernmost counties of New York state.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 3/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 2/14

“Our judges will not continue to represent the diverse face of America if only the well-to-do or the mediocre are willing to become judges.”
William H. Rehnquist

Question of the Day
If you are 'born again', do you now have 2 belly buttons?
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

Housing Visions Strikes Again


                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your
use. However, this prize has rules: The set of rules:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another
$86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can
say,"Game Over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for
yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people
you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself,
right? You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you
knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?


Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can't seem to see it.


1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your
account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.
Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because
time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply, and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start "spending"....
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

Tony Stuart
Like him or not he is a pro he knows his job and he does it well.
The last thing he would have been looking for was that kid walking in traffic.
He came to Canandaigua to race.
The other guy came to toke a few with his buds and turn a couple laps.
That is why Stuart is still racing and the other guy is dead.
Case closed.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 1/14

“It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year”
Truman Capote


Who is a member of the militia?

When you reach the age of 18 in New York State you automatically become a member of the New York State Unorganized Militia.
When you become old enough to bear arms you become a member of the Second Amendment Citizen Militia.
New York State has organizations of militia such as the National Guard, the New York Guard and the Naval Militia. If you wish to form a local organization of the New York State Unorganized Militia you may do so by contacting the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
The proper method for forming a local organization of the Second Amendment Citizen Militia would be to first organize what is known as a Committee of Safety with an associated Committee of Correspondence. With reasoned consideration and popular support by the community an organization may be formed. This would be a local militia and would not be a part of the New York State Militia.
Due to the current unsettled situations with terrorists and well organized gangs it would be my recommendation to form an organization of the local militia. The purpose would be to create a more responsive and capable pool of militia that can be utilized by the sheriff should local law enforcement become overwhelmed.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

“Gig Racing” on East Cayuga St. By Fitzhugh School 1968

                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

National Grid says Upstate NY energy prices will be lower this winter


                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

City, National Grid Amend ‘Tracking Account’

The High Dam Tracking Account As It was once explained to Me!

Once upon a time the State and or Federal Governments decided it was time to inspect all the dams in the state for safety and structural integrity etc. The owners of these dams were then presented with a list of needed repairs and improvements needed to bring them up to snuff. The high dam was always a nice little moneymaker for the city and as you might expect the city pissed away every dollar it produced and never saved anything for repairs. So when they were faced with several million dollars worth of repairs and updates the city cooked up a deal with Niagara Mohawk.

Under the agreement Ni Mo would make the repairs and updates. The city would pay them back from the proceeds derived from the sale of hydropower at a rate of $xxxx per kilowatt-hour. This agreement assumed the price per kilowatt would rise over the period (30 years) of the agreement. In anticipation of that increase the city elected to make smaller payments up front, while keeping a lion share of the revenue to piss away as usual. Very quickly it became evident that not only was the price per kilowatt-hour not going up but in fact it was going down. This meant the city’s payments were getting smaller rather than larger. Instead of getting together with NI MO fifteen years ago and working out a new payment structure the city just kept taking the lion share while running up a bigger and bigger debt.

If this were you or I paying on a thirty year mortgage we would be at the point where most of our payments were going toward the principal and the interest portion of the payment would be way down. Not so in Ozwego! I cannot remember the exact amount where this all began but I think the amount we owe today is just about the same as it was twenty years ago. This is more like a reverse mortgage and I am totally surprised that one of our elected crooks has not recommended signing over the dam to pay off the debt and perhaps have a little left over to buy a couple more new Mercedes ambulances for the heroes.

In 2006 Alderman Atkins and myself tried to get mayor no nuts to deal with the problem of the tracking account deficit. Randi refused to even discuss, having a discussion, about the problem.

The biggest joke in all of this is the statement made by the sixth ward alderman VonBuren.

“It’s not taxpayer dollars being spent. It’s the revenue generated from selling the power to National Grid,” Council vice president Eric VanBuren pointed out. “So, there are no taxpayers’ funds going toward this payment. It’s the revenue generated from selling the power.”

NO! It is not the taxpayers dollars you are spending …….. its those free dollars that grow on the money trees out in front of city hall. We just send the janitor out there to pick a few thousand every night before he/she leaves.

As I recall when I was on the council the city had revenue from the upper dam in the vicinity of $750,000 per year. If we are now paying an additional (average) $40,000 per month of that revenue to pay off the debt that means there will be $480,000 less revenue per year in the city budget.









Today's Quote, Sept 28/14

"Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason."

Samuel Adams



Quality of Life
You got it about right, Myers looks pretty healthy to me as well...I bet he skips all the way to the bank to cash that disability check which is larger thanks to the slime deal he worked out with that spineless mayor so he could keep his job as 2nd Ward Councilor.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Look who has been a busy boy!...Justin
Why would this post that happened 4/2013 , one and 1/2 years ago, be put
on here now.Sept. 26, 2014?? This young man has changed his life around
and is doing great and now someone puts this up...I don't believe that
should have been posted again...Why can't people leave well enough
alone? And you should have checked the date before posting!! I am his
grandmother,and my name is Nancy Denny.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Conservative Line for Oswego County Family Court judge
I didn't take long for the Conservatives to put Ebby on the Consevative line that Benedetto vacated. Now the Republicans have what they want, Benedetto out and Ebby on the Republican, Independence, and conservative lines. It must make Baby Backus and the Oswego County judges feel good that they were able to taint the process for county judge races.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Give it a rest, "captain" ed, take a break, head to Pa. and join up with
that screwball running around in the woods. The Poconos are beautiful
this time of year. Nobody gives a sh!t about your militia or you.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14






Today's Quote, Sept 27/14

"Humankind cannot take too much reality."
T.S. Eliot

Ultimate Pay Back for Nose Plug Repoops
If I was a Repoop who was going to vote for Beneditto and now cannot because of dirty tricks I would cast my vote for Louann Coleman. Don't let Ebby win, the ultimate pay back.
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

You are the militia.
It was not expected that the Second Amendment (Citizen) militia should be available to be drafted or called-up for service in the standing army or organized militia. What was and is expected is that each and every citizen should be prepared to respond according to their ability. Each person should make a determined effort to be able to make a significant and effective contribution to the citizen militia. Any action deliberate or negligent to make oneself unavailable or unsuitable for the citizen militia is an act of poor citizenship and places every other citizen in peril.
The use of the word "militia" as a pejorative by the media is causing many to embrace a false premise that the militia is only for gun nuts or anti government crazies. Do not fall into the trap of believing interpretations and analysis made by the media. The militia can serve other useful purposes that range from armed confrontation to humanitarian assistance. It will be what you want and what the circumstances call for. It can do nothing if it does not exist due to prejudice or narrow thinking.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

Quality of Life
Went to pay my “Quality of Life” water bill recently and was appalled at the condition of city hall. To think of the money we pay to live in this city and the place is an absolute dump! Many pigeons living in the eaves shitting all over the building and possibly anyone walking underneath, pigeons screwing on the roof (maybe they can sell the eggs), chipping paint, SPIDERS, WTF?! And there were 2 city workers looking up laughing at it all. Before I walked away in disgust I saw Myers for the first time since grade school going over to take charge of things by all appearances of his swagger walking up to the 2 laughing city workers. Must say, he doesn’t look all that much in pain from getting hurt on the county. God forbid a pigeon shits on his head, he might go out of “work” again on the taxpayers’ dime.
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

fish on oswego river
The fish are not working with the city of Oswego. Get the fire dept. code dept. and the aldermen on this or we are going to lose any credit from the dec.







Today's Quote, Sept 26/14

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain”

 William Faulkner



Republicans to hand out nose plugs at November Election
Read the paper today where Tom Benedetto has dropped out of the election for Oswego County Family Court Judge and took his name off the ballot.
What kind of pressure must have been applied to Tom to not only get out of the race, but to have the Republican powers to be able to make arrangements to take his name off the ballot, required calling in a lot of favors. Normally one can decline to continue to run for a political office, but after the primary, which he won on the conservative line, his name would still be on the ballot. Tom was screwing up the works for Ebby because he would have split the Republican and Conservative votes, and the political parties and the judges were going to have none of that! Their candidate is Ebby and Benedetto was not going to split the vote and allow Lou Anne Colman a chance to win that judgeship because of Tommy Boy.
Here is how it went down:
Tom, you won the Conservative line in the primary for Family court Judge and we can not allow you to split the vote! If you want to keep your current position in the court system, we would suggest that you decline to run. Furthermore we need you off the ballot completely because we don't want anybody voting for you if you name is on the ballot. We know you want to keep your job in the courts, and if you do what we want, we will back you in 4 years after Ebby has to retire because he will be 70.
Now to get you off the ballot, we will make a deal with the Conservatives in Queens County to nominate you through their convention to run you for Supreme Court on a Conservative line in Queens ( in the heart of New York City, and a Democrat strong hold) of which you have absolutely no chance of winning, but, by having you on the ballot in Queens, you name has to be taken off the ballot in Oswego because you can not be on a ballot in two places.
You can tell the people that you and your wife made the decision to do this and the party and judges had nothing to do with it. Four years Tom ,and you will be our candidate and you get to keep your job. Good, we thought you would see it our way.
Tom, it is too bad that you sold your constitutes down the river. How do you explain to those that went out and voted for you because they believed you were the right person for the job. It is understood that they wanted you gone, but if four years do you think they will honor their promise ? Also, for the next 4 years you have to look yourself in the face everyday knowing you sold yourself to un-honorable men like Backus, and some of the local judges who will never allow you to belong to their club
Yes, they will have to give the Republicans and Conservatives and anybody else who votes for Ebby, a nose plug to get past the stench that will be coming off that ballot when they vote for him.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

Look who has been a busy boy! … Justin

                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

the mom an pop store you referred to
Castrogiovanni's. And a couple of blocks west from them was
Corridino's. Remember Cob and Emma talking to my parents and me going
grocery shopping there as a kid, the air was heavily sceted with
pecorino romano cheese mixed with the smell of fresh meat being cut.
Nice people. Miss those old Italion grocery stores.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

Your informational essays
Your informational essays from our forefathers show that you take a lot of your time researching the shame of it all. Is the wooden men who have been elected , in the past couple of decades have forgot the oath that they took.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14






Today's Quote, Sept 25/14

""There Is A Voice Inside Of You
That Whispers All Day Long,
"I Feel That This Is Right For Me,
I Know That This Is Wrong."
No Teacher, Preacher, Parent, Friend
Or Wise Man Can Decide
What's Right For You- Just Listen To
The Voice That Speaks Inside.""
Shel Silverstein


Re : "Corporal" Ed
In case you've wondered where his "head's at", and you'd like to help him find it ,you'll have to crawl up his ass and take a hard right!

Ed Harrington..for Mayor
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Re: Hmmmmm..
Just pointing out the lack of leadership towards safety and Laws not being followed by Novelis leaders.
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

store on utica street
Joe corradino
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Utica St. grocery store
Are you referring to the grocery store run by “Cob” Corradino ?
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

For Nostalgia Fiend
There were two I remember on Utica Street. Castrogiovanni's on the corner of W. 8th and Utica, and the Utica Cash Market owned by the Corradinos across from Vona's. Utica Cash had delicious Italian Sausage!
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

I bet the spelling was wrong--lol-- I remember the rickedy old floors and the wall of gumball machines :0)
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Store on W.Utica
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

The name was Castro’s on west 9 & Utica. They called the owner Sabby.
Castrogiovanni , Sabastrain
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

The nature of the political beast.
Recently I covered George Washington's Farewell Address where he made a case that political parties would destroy America.
We are now into another campaign season with elections in a few weeks. We are being bombarded with campaign materials of all types. I am sure you are as tired of it as I am. But, it does present an opportunity to reflect on the warning that George Washington gave to us.
There is one aspect what we are being subjected to in these campaigns that needs to be addressed and that is the negativity and venom that characterizes a good portion of what is inflicted upon us.
Is it reasonable to expect that upon taking office that the nature of the beast changes? Do you honestly believe that you will be treated with more respect than is displayed toward political opponents? Do you honestly believe that every interaction you have with a party loyalist will not be viewed through a political filter? Do you honestly believe that politics of division inherit in political parties does not poison the nature and character of those who practice it?
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Where do you stand?
Where do you stand?
In his work , A Nation Of Cowards, Jeffry R Snyder notes the following: “One who values his life and takes seriously his responsibilities to his family and community will possess and cultivate the means of fighting back, and will retaliate when threatened with death or grievous injury to himself or a loved one. He will never be content to rely solely on others for his safety, or to think he has done all that is possible by being aware of his surroundings and taking measures of avoidance. Let's not mince words: He will be armed, will be trained in the use of his weapon, and will defend himself when faced with lethal violence.” “How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk their life to protect yours? Is it because it is their job and we pay them to do it? Is it because your life is of an incalculable value and theirs is only the value of their salary? If you believe guns are reprehensible then how can you call upon another to use one for your advantage?”

From George Washington -”It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it,...” Sentiments,The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, Writings 26: 374—76, 388—91, Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. 39 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931—44.

Authentic treachery is found when we abandon ourselves, becoming deaf to the whispers of our spirit and blind to the powerful potential therein.
Joaquin Mariel Espinoza

TREACHERY - Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence. The man who betrays his country in any manner, violates his allegiance, and is guilty of treachery. This is treason. The man who violates his faith pledged to his friend, or betrays a trust in which a promise of fidelity is implied, is guilty of treachery. The disclosure of a secret committed to one in confidence, is treachery. This is perfidy [meaning - violating oath and trust of office]. Webster's 1828 Dictionary
PER'FIDY, noun [Latin perfidia; per and fides, faith.] The act of violating faith, a promise, vow or allegiance; treachery; the violation of a trust reposed. perfidy is not applied to violations of contracts in ordinary pecuniary transactions, but to violations of faith or trust in friendship, in agency and office, in allegiance, in connubial engagements, and in the transactions of kings.
Trust reposed – As citizens we have been entrusted with the duty to defend the lives, liberty and property of our fellow citizens by participating in a citizen militia comprised of all citizens capable of bearing arms.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

History question
Corradinos maybe?
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Store on Utica street
I believe it was Castro’s
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14







Today's Quote, Sept 24/14

“I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.”
Ray Charles


City, National Grid Amend ‘Tracking Account’


                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14


The Militiaman's Code, A Suggestion
The militiaman shall be:
1. Prepared: They shall be prepared physically, spiritually, mentally and skillfully.
2. Vigilant: Searches all horizons and notes all events.
3. Respectful: Have a personal code of honor. Have cultural sympathy.
4. Aware: Keeps up with current events and maintains a historical perspective. Knows the enemy.
5. Courageous: Is determined, long-suffering, innovative and adaptive.
6. Responsive: Maintains availability and is responsive and flexible when called.
7. Patriotic: Have sense of loyalty to home, community and country.
8. Compassionate: Is merciful and views others as themselves.
9. Responsible: Carries out duties and orders to the best of their ability. Admits errors.
10. Curious: Keeps up on the skills and tools of the militiaman. Questions all that surround them.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14

Tired of the Boring Right-Wing Extralegal "Citizens"Militia" Propaganda
In case you're having trouble sorting through the intentionally misleading information being shoveled by the fat bar fly from the Hannibal American Legion who calls himself "Captain" Ed (he was a Corporal..maybe) The truth is 90% of all "Citizen's" Militias are on the Federal Goverment's TERROR WATCH LIST. GOOGLE : SOVEREIGN CITIZENS MILITIA ( they are all the same) By the way Jon Alvarez the "Commander" of the Hannibal Militia is a freaking Mexican.Talk about confused! The purpose of these affiliated private Armies is the overthrow of the US govt to be replaced with the "Christian" version of Sharia Law with a bunch of fat perverted mysogynistic child molestors in charge of everything that you think.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android by Guy Fo
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14

History question.
What was the name of the father / son groceries market on West Utica Street circa 1970s?

The father had it going back for years; but the son didn't seem all that interested in fighting
off the trends toward super-markets shoppers were preferring and it didn't last much longer than
the mid, late-80s.

Began with a "C."

Thank you.

Nostalgia fiend.
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14







Today's Quote, Sept 23/14

"The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination."
Tommy Lasorda

Re: OK, I GET IT!....
Good post but the best part was this: ED HARRINGTON FOR MAYOR!
Amen Luver....AMEN!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

OK, I Get It
I saw four cars parked on the grass today, they are the same ones I see every day. I guess it is selective enforcement that you have been selected to receive recognition for grass parking. Have you annoyed anyone in power? Yes, we must preserve the Hudders quality of life. No one would dare to make them cover their garbage cans. That would deter the skunks from traveling through their neighbor's yards on the way to the HUD Cafe. Can't require anything of those Hudders. They'll go cry to Mary Vanouse and she'll give them a little kiss and make them all better. Keep off the grass, please!!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

Seems like the F turd poster might be a bit of a green eyed monster? What have you been doing with your life for the past 6 years? Seems like you are just wasting your time on old news. Do something constructive and check out how the Scarecrow finally got a brain..in OZ. Hahahaa Fool !!!!!!!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

3 Afghan soldiers found trying to cross border to Canada

                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

What is the militia for?
Under the US Constitution and the statutes of the several states the militia is deemed to be well regulated when it has three components: I. Organized militia; II. Unorganized militia; III. Citizens that keep and bear arms. The militia is to: (1.) Execute the laws of the Union; (2.) Suppress insurrections; (3.) Repel invasions; (4.) Respond at a short notice to any “very interesting emergency”; (5.) Remove the need for a standing army in a time of peace; (6.) Maintain a pool of trained personnel to be drafted into the organized militia or federal forces; (7.) Develop and maintain pride, honor and patriotic regard in the public; (8.) Resist any “sudden impression which might be attempted by a foreign enemy”; (9.) Provide the security necessary for a free state; (10.) Preserve boundaries; (11.) Resist the ambitions of those seeking empire; (12.) Provide an immediate resource for the sheriffs.
This third component of the militia, the citizen militia, is not the unorganized state militia. Members of the organized and unorganized state militia are certainly part of the citizen militia and may provide the trained and disciplined component. The citizen militia also includes those citizens who are not eligible for the organized or unorganized components of the state militia.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14




Today's Quote, Sept 21/14

“The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery”
Upton Sinclair

On two recent occasions, I parked my car on my neatly manicured lawn (thinking that it WAS my lawn per MY property tax bill). Once, so my grandchildren could draw chalk pictures and play safely out of the road, as I have no sidewalk on the active side of my home, and once again so that I could do some repair work on my son’s vehicle.

Thinking little of it, I left my own vehicle on the lawn, figuring to put it back in the driveway first time out in the morning. Much to my surprise (the first time) and frustration (the 2nd time) I pulled from beneath my wiper blade a letter from the mayor defining the Oswego’s new IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE parking ordinance.

I realize that I am not above the law, and will fully comply in the future, but SERIOUSLY!..........I can’t park on my own lawn for a few hours? This city has WAAAAY more important problems to deal with!

Fine.........I GET it..........being watched.........soon to be ticketed. Not to worry Mayor Gulpagain, from now on when I return from driving through Little Harlem looking at the garbage that lines Bridge Street on Tuesday mornings, I’ll be sure and park in my driveway or garage so as not to detract from my Hudderville neighbor’s quality of life.

Instead of such petty harassment of responsible home owners, why not try to improve THE ENTIRE CITY’S quality of life by doing something POSITIVE like passing a local law requiring ALL trash placed at the curb to be in covered containers?! Cleaner (not dragged through town by dogs) Safer (not nurturing a rodent population) and More attractive to passing suckers who might be considering moving to this once beautiful city.
And it wouldn’t hurt to get the gas grills, beer kegs, mosquito breeding wading pools, broken lawn furniture and NASCAR inflatables moved to the back yards either!

Oswego (and applying a little LOGIC) Luver
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

I believe there are laws and ordinances covering most of the things you mentioned. What we do not have is anyone with the backbone to enforce them.

East side linear walkway
Just curious as to whether Broadwell will be putting up another fence to limit access to E linear walkway when he builds his new Hotel.
He now has a fence that stops access walking down what I always thought was a NY State wall in back of his convention center. Was told recently he bought IT. Bought the State Wall. From whom.
Also can Broadwell or his security Staff (Mr Sterio) control who goes down towards the E Marina on E 1st St.
Seems as though the city and certain individuals just take what they want whether they own it or not.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Farmer's Market
With at least one officer on duty at Farmer's Market I was wondering why the really young kids were allowed inside the broken fence around the old front entrance of the old police station. Mom I guess pulled up the orange plastic temporary fencing and allowed her kids to climb up on the old cannon then she disappeared for a while probably shopping.
If the officer wasn't busy talking to that young blond he might have seen what was going on. You never see these guys talking to the older citizens just the young ladies who have so many important questions and tight jeans.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

grey jeep

I did not understand about the comment on the grey jeep.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

colemen build
Any work that is to be done and the new owner or the city are looking at any public money goes under prevailing wage, which means it is all union scale. I am only guessing. But what I can tell to the stone work on the outside to the roof structure , and jacking the floors and roof, for starts, and repointing masonary, not knowing what condition the foundation is in , this is over a million, I am guessing. Former supt. And gen. foremen for the carpenters local #12 and 277 45 yrs. In the trade
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Also rumor has it that when the city of Oswego and coleman s struck a deal, colemans pulled a fast one on the city of Oswego and used the new kitchen equipment that was suppose to go into the building in Oswego, went into the Syracuse restaurant and the old equipment came to oswego
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Grey Fire Department Pick up Truck
When did start making pick up trucks emergency vehicles? Maybe we can put a set of flashing lights and serene on the DPW trucks so they can speed through intersections on the way repair a sidewalk, or put them on the city trash truck so they can get to their garbage pick ups faster.
Mr. mayor, isn't about time you got off you ass and started acting like the person in charge of these men! The firemen at the accident know who the fireman was that came speeding over the bridge, so do something for a change instead of sticking your head in the sand; start an investigation into his reckless behavior. For the past three years you have been a spineless wimp, stand up and act like a man. Make McRobbie investigate this and hand out some discipline!
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Sometime in the late fall of 2013 the heroes acquired a new 4x4 pickup with plow as I understand it. First it was only marked with a removable sign that said Fire Department. The sign was frequently removed so as to keep it's existence a secret. It was also conveniently removed when the truck is used to plow the homes and rental properties belonging to the heroes.


Novelis Manager- F-Tard
On 9/5/08 at 3:12 a.m., Gregory J. Dufore II, 25, of 93 Erie St., Oswego, NY was arrested for DWI; Aggravated DWI; Speed in Zone and Failure to Keep Right following a traffic stop investigation at the intersection of CR 57 and Highland Dr. in the Town of Scriba of which was initiated by patrol observation of the vehicle crossing the double solid yellow lines. Mr. Dufore was issued, returnable to the Town of Scriba Court on 9/18/08.

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14






Today's Quote, Sept 20/14

"My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder."
William G. Golding

D.A. Gets A Do-Over
Judge in Heidi Allen case reverses decision


                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Grey jeep
Maybe the idiot in the grey jeep was trying to justify ot for "being on the scene".

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/1





Today's Quote, Sept 18/14

"It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages."
William Carlos Williams

Oswego County D.A. F**ks Up Again
Oaks ontinues to follow the footsteps of His predecessor in the Heidi Allen / Gary Thibodeau case.

                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14

Former Oswego County sheriff's deputy accused of touching, showing pornography to 13-year-old girl.


                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14

Now I understand why they call the OFD a bunch of Clowns
At 4:35 P.M. I was at the corner of E 10th Street and 104 getting ready to take a right turn as I had the green light. I heard a siren coming from the east around the at the top of the hill by Dunkin Donuts, so immediately came to a stop. Racing down the hill around 50 MPH or more comes a grey pick-up truck with flashing lights, and I was wondering why a volunteer fire fighter was allowed to race through the city at a high rate of speed, knowing they have to follow the speed limit and all road laws.
Well, it wasn't a volunteer, it was a grey pick-up cab truck with Oswego Fire Department on the side. After it passed, I followed in west down 104 and this idiot was weaving in and out of traffic, nearly hit a tractor trailer, and was hardly slowing for the intersections. I got to east 1 St and 104 ready to cross the bridge and saw there was a minor car accident at Water Street. Already on the scene was the Chief's white truck, that huge fire truck with the ladder ( I think they call it a quint truck), a police car and an ambulance which was leaving as there were no injuries. The idiot in the grey truck had already turned around and was heading back east across the bridge without flashing lights or siren. He only drove by the accident, turned around and left...less than 2 minutes.
The question is if there were already 7 firemen and 2 policemen who had secured the scene and were directing traffic, all the emergency vehicles that were needed for the accident were there, and no injuries, why the f&%k was that idiot in the grey pick-up truck risking not only his life and the property of the city, but other lives when the traffic is the worst on 104, to go to an accident that had already been secured and was being cleaned up? The ambulance was leaving without lights or siren to go back to the station.
As I said, I now know why they call the OFD a bunch of clowns. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, and somebody else wrote this, I would not have believed it. Maybe the mayor and the chief should look into this, but from what I now have seen and understand, it will go un-noticed and un-punished. Sooner or later this idiot is going to kill someone through his disregard for safety, and the city will pay out millions.

Once a Doubter, Now a Believer
                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14




Today's Quote, Sept 17/14

"Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."
Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Rochester man charged with trying to aid Islamic State group
This guy needs to spend about thirty years in one of our off shore prisons and then get sent back where he came from.


                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Foundations built on Sand.
We are now facing increased danger from terrorists; gangs; drug cartels; disenfranchised minorities; etc. But we have constructed a national civil defense system by means of patronage, nepotism and cronyism as well as other corruption be it political, economic or personal. With that in mind, just how confident can we be that our defense is adequate? Now that it appears that we actually have to rely on these defenses – can we say that we have done our very best? Can we look in our children's eyes and tell them that we made their future secure and that we did it out of love? Do you really believe that a society built on this type of corruption can stand against the storms we now face both externally and internally?

You do not have to look very far to see that our civil defense posture is very weak. Are the local people in charge really up to the task? Would it not be wise at this time to rebuild the citizen militia and do it as quickly as possible?
When you go to the polls this year ask yourself – Can I really trust these folks with my or my children's back?

Patronage – The power of putting people into advantageous positions, bestowing privileges.
Nepotism – Favoritism shown in the advancement of relatives, especially by appointing to offices for reasons other than personal worth.
Cronyism – Favoritism toward friends in business or government.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Oz Renaissance Assoc.
It is going to take more than some paint slapped on a few old houses to revive this city. The snake needs to have it's head cut off. The cause for the downward spiral of Oz is the glut of rental properties. The City should be strongly supporting owner occupied residences. You can do this by not issuing rental permits.
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Pre-Megan's Law sex offender relocation notice
Brian H Savage Sr has moved from 50 E.7th St (Cayuga St side) Oswego ,NY 13126 to the 100 block of Duer St between E.Bridge St and E.Oneida St Oswego NY 13126 Watch the Taxi business being operated from this location for the exact house number.
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14






Today's Quote, Sept 16/14

"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
William Howard Taft

Kudos to the driver of a black pickup GCZ 5661, pulling a small boat, for throwing your empty drink bottle out on 481 Monday morning Sept. 8 about 9:00 AM.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Mayor Canidates
In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Mayoral Candidates
As a private-sector working taxpayer, there’s only one candidate I would really enjoy pulling a lever for. I used to when he ran for school board. Fran Hoefer!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Responding to "go away"
I too initially thought you were "Doc Bill 2.0" but I later realized your posts were not as inflammatory or derogatory as his were. However, you both share one trait. Your posts are not what I would consider brief. Also, I am having trouble trying to figure out what you message is!
If you have a point you want to get across, being concise would be a better approach as unfortunately most readers have a short attention span!
BTW: Doc didn't know how to use the Spell Check feature all computers have.
Prof ED.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Oswego Mayor
A new face for Oswego's mayor??? How about someone from the Oswego Renaissance Association?? They are doing a fantastic job trying to bring Oswego back from decay.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Suny oz
Aaron wasn't in a faithful marriage just ask his wife? He had plenty fun bike riding with the neighbor when the wife wasn't around which is why he is divorced now!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Foundations of Corruption
Patronage, Nepotism, Cronyism – Foundations of Corruption

The United States is facing threats on several fronts including: terrorists; drug cartels; gangs; angry minorities who have been deprived and politically victimized; tyrannical foreign governments.
I have been arguing how the Citizen Militia created by the Second Amendment might be useful in these troubled times. It can provide security and it is also a mechanism for developing citizenship.

Having them exposed to these threats and denying our school children the protection of the citizen militia is denying them a right that is clearly stated in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. Those responsible for denying or infringing that right should be held accountable. Even in someone's distorted view that the National Rifle Association is responsible for past and future attacks against school children – would it not seem reasonable and responsible for them to advocate to establish an effective security of militia for those children?
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14





Today's Quote, Sept 15/14

"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother."
Margaret Sanger

Thanks George for the excellent post.
I still have fond memories of Mr. Beck's Mechanical Drawing classes. I wasn't nearly as good as you were but what I learned came in handy interpreting engineering drawings in my career.
Keep your powder dry.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Responding to "go away".
I have no idea who Docbill is or what his views are.
It is certainly refreshing to encounter someone that is gifted in the arts of argumentation and persuasion as you have clearly demonstrated.
I believe if you give Mr. Harrington a call he will explain to you that reading from posters you do not agree with is not compulsory.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Mayoral Candidates
If this is the list you have heard, Oswego will be taken over by the state within a year due to bankruptcy, that is, if Gillen doesn't drive it there before 2016.
My take on these candidates:
Raby, his business is already marginalized by the "Big Box Stores", and he can not afford to loose more money from the people who would eventually hate him because of the politics of being mayor.
Sweet....really....you are kidding!
Bell, too close to the landlords....would only drive us to bankruptcy quicker
Kapawits AKA Halfawitz...he is one of the major reasons the city is so f%$k@d up. NOBODY wants this fool back in city government
VanBuren...Halfawitz's ...lap dog.....that would be like having Becker as mayor
Cosmento....really , again....please!
Dehm, Probably the worst chief we ever had, couldn't manage the OPD, how would he manage a city....He couldn't even get a guard job at the nukes after he was let go.
One that I have heard was Lighthall, you remember him, the sheriff's under, you know, the one that helped covered up the Gosek accident at South West Oswego when Gosek ran into the electrical light pole. One has to ask who made made arraignments to get Gosek's girlfriend home after the accident.

This is a pretty impressive list of who not to consider for mayor.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Summarizing on what has been said to this point
Summarizing on what has been said to this point regarding the Second Amendment militia.

The Second Amendment Militia is separate and distinct from the state militia.
Security provided by the Second Amendment militia is a right of the people especially the children in school. We are entitled to this security at all times and in all places.
The militia of the Second Amendment is authorized to carry arms sufficient to provide security against arms available to foreign and domestic enemies.
The secondary function of the Second Amendment militia is to respond to government maladministration.
Depriving any citizen of their rights to security under the Second Amendment is a prosecutable offense.
Anyone violating an oath to protect the rights of citizens to the security guaranteed by the Second Amendment is guilty of treachery and perfidy.
The "regulation" of the Second Amendment is done by the citizens - not the government.
Participation in the citizen militia is responsibility of citizenship equivalent to jury duty.
It is the individual citizens responsibility to keep themselves suitably outfitted, trained and conditioned to participate in the citizen militia. Children must be prepared for militia service.
It is the responsibility of the sheriff to conduct regular training and drills with the citizen militia.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

oswego county cost savings
Once a week the solid waste transfer station in Oswego is shut down as a cost cutting move.
Then leave the lights on all day with no one there.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

How to obtain New York state evaluation scores for your child's teacher, principal


                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Syracuse home sellers can't stop student rentals around nation's No. 1 party school


                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14





Today's Quote, Sept 13/14

“A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything.”
Ben Folds


Galicia, a geographical area nestled into southeastern Poland and western Ukraine, was the northern-most province of the Austrian Empire until the end of World War I.
Its ethnic background was traditionally mixed. One group of people played an important role in the historical development of this area - the Cossacks. Derived from the Turkic Kazak (free man) - their origins date back to the 14th century.

This was the homeland of my maternal grandfather and like many “free men” who came before him he served in a mounted military unit. In 1906 he emigrated to the United States seeking the vast opportunities in this country; the greatest being freedom.

In the course of history rule of Galicia changed frequently. In 1938, with the reunification of Austria and Germany, new laws were imposed by the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI). One of those laws being:

Regulations against Jews’ Possession of Weapons
11 November 1938

The basis in Sect. 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and Sect. 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor’s decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I p. 1331) are the following ordered:

Sect. 1 Jews (Sect. 5 of the first Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, (Reichsgetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

Sect. 2 Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.

Sect. 3 The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in Sect.1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other authorities with this power.

Sect.4 Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of Sect. 1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.

Sect. 5 For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.

Sect. 6 This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.

Berlin, 11 November 1938
Minister of the Interior

The 1928 weapons law, enacted in a democratic Germany, included the registration of firearms. This expedited German leaders’ ability to locate individuals selected in the 1938 law and confiscate their weapons - there lies the peril of registration.

The recently passed SAFE Act in New York State is riddled with infringements regarding ownership of firearms by law abiding citizens. The preponderance of misleading statements, by anti-gun zealots, about the dangers of “military type weapons” in the possession of law abiding citizens speaks to their ignorance of constitutional law and New York history.

On May 15, 1939, in United States v. Miller, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously decided: “The significance attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These demonstrate that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ‘A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.’ And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at that time.” In fact, attorneys, for the United States, argued that “The Second Amendment protects only the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia.”

Further, the importance of personal ownership of “military-type weapons” can readily be seen from the “Extracts of the Revolution of the Convention for calling out one-fourth part of the militia of Suffolk, Queens and Kings Counties passed July 20th, 1776. That the non-commissioned officers and privates who shall furnish themselves with a good and sufficient Musket or firelock, Cartouch Box and Belt and Bayonet or Hatchet …”

The New York State SAFE Act will only make it safer for criminals and terrorists - who obviously have no intention of complying with any law. Exploiting the tragedy, in Connecticut, as a justification for this blatant attack on the law-abiding citizenry of this state, when that incident was perpetrated by a criminal or terrorist, is unthinkable.

It is by the injudicious passage of laws like these that the freedom my grandfather and many others sought, and found here, is vanishing.


George M. Clark
Oswego, New York
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

I feel that the fishing regulations on the Oswego River are:
Will someone at the PALL Times come up with a NEW poll. This same one has been posted for over a year. One things for SURE our local leaders are not paying attention. Salmon Season use to bring in a lot of business. WAS a well established Tourist attraction. We never had to PAY for a committee for this one. Or maybe they will pretend they discovered it. OUR Officials should look out Bridie Mannor’s window window, while having their Private Meetings there.


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Oswego Speedway
Cold weather is on the way!
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

And a Full Moon.

Capt. Ed
You are another Doc Bill, go away.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Campus hijinks

                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Mayor Candidates:
Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Car 301 where are you?
Now picture this! its morning. A downtown (Ozwego) coffee shop and a nice looking blond walks in. She goes to the counter and orders a cup of coffee, pays for it, and goes over to a booth and sits down. She pulls a cell phone out her dress pants pocket and uses it to send a text message. She then puts the cell phone away. She stares at the coffee shop door with quiet anticipation. Then about 15 minutes later in walks a fireman, orders a coffee, pays for it, and goes over and sits down in the booth with the blond, where they proceed to enjoy each other’s company. Oblivious to what is going on around them. Tax payers dollars at work again...
Being a fireman sure has its perks!
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14
This time it was the Fulton taxpayers.

SUNY Oswego student charged with groping another student, dropping her over handrail


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14







Check This Out
Mayor Gillen Authorizes the sale of the midtown parking to a corporation owned by Sutton Company for $1,000. (click on the resolution below) Now go to the website for the Sutton Real Estate Company LLC. Look under the column titled Property Management. The third name down is Roxanna Gillen. http://www.suttoncos.com/about/our-team.cfm

                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Well I guess know we know why the price was only 1,000. The resolution was sponsored by Myers and second by Kapelwicz. I guess this explains why Gillen was so quick to participate in Myer's resignation/reappointment scam.
Back about 2007 a person who was looking to purchase the Midtown Shoping Plaza came to the common council asking to buy the city owned Midtown Parking Lot/Garage. The council agreed upon a deal, which would have sold the parking lots for I believe 250,000 but it was contingent upon his purchase of the Plaza. That way you did not end up with separate owners and all the potential problems that might arise from that. For what ever reason the deal did not happen while I was in office. For once I guess Broadwell had a right to bitch after all.

Does anyone remember the sidewalk game of stinky fish in the 40's.. I believe it was called that. The small square with a dot in it in the sidewalk,and you had to go around that one or you were "it". Used on the way to school or movies in those days. Can't find it on the net…Oh the memories huh. ONW
                                                                                                                    July 15/14
Yes it was still ongoing in the 50s. I think they were actually surveyor’s marks.

Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.

Miles of 'Bad Roads' Becker May Now Be Able to Pay His Bar Tabs!
Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

I have been trying to get the city to do something about the garbage in our neighborhood off and on since March. It seems to keep resufacing. On July 9th I notified Mr. Todd about the garbage and he informed me he would issue a work order the next morning. I have, also, notified the Mayor, Sue Deary, our legislator, Mr. Muclahey. I called the health department and spoke with Judy Naoti. Judy told me that the county has no control over the city. Of course, I still have to pay County taxes even though I live in the city. They all say they will look into it. As of today the garbage is still growing, along with a television and other junk. Where is Pat Kelly? Oh, I know zoning let her go because she was not doing her job. Who is doing the job now?
The County is talking about closing the dump and this is what this property looks like with the dump still open. Any one have suggestions how to solve the situation.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Perhaps if Councilor VanBuren spent less time kiss assing with the OFD and more time seeing to the quality of life in the sixth ward the prostitute would be gone.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14



City Of Oswego, NY Firefighter Arrested


Joseph Smegelsky, Jr. Was arrested after an investigation by the New York State Comptrollers Office and the New York State Police determined there was a "misappropriation of nearly $20,000 in department funds" at the Minetto, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. where he also served, as their Chief.




Here is the gross pay this HERO collected as an Oswego City Fireman.

2011 - $59,803
2012 - $59,392
2013 - $62,616

According to some media reports he has a side business going like all the other Oswego Heroes. I suppose their union president Mr. Geracy will be coming out with a statement telling us these things would not happen if only the firemen were paid a living wage.

 I am sure that if any of this information is incorrect Joey will send in another post and let all us asswipes know about it.


 Meanwhile let's take up a collection and buy him some soap on a rope.


Watch and see what happens next. I bet Gilligan gives him a paid vacation.



Today's Quote, July 2/14


“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton


Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone "conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone??? meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him. That hero should be arrested too.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Chief
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should I say our stuff.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14


Ambulance Numbers

Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2 additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief, have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers. McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6 firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than $15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me? Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored' there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has 1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire departments.


                                                                                                                    July 2/14



The Leotta Saga Continues

Here are a series of three letters sent between former mayor Cahill and former 3rd alderman John Canale. As you can see Cahill had only been in office a few months and he was already covering for  Leotta and refusing to release what should have been public information to an elected city official. Cahill was probably the biggest drunk to hold the office of mayor in recent memory with the possible exception of his protégé John Gosek.


Leotta has been put in charge of Sewers and the Treatment plants, the High Dam, Zoning and god knows what else yet he has no qualifications or certifications for any of these. In the coming weeks I hope to produce additional documents with questionable signatures and expose instances of crooked dealings through the zoning office.









Long before the LION, IO, and Eye On Oswego, there was another tell all media source.

SCRUTINY, was printed on a mimeograph and sold for the price of a nickel. This was radical for the time (in Oz) but kindled a fire which still burns today.


Continuing where SCRUTINY left off, the LION intends to pursue the corruption in the City Engineers/Zoning Office until Tony Leotta is fired or brought to justice. The following five pages from thirty-eight years ago only begin to tell the story of this lying sack or sh!t and those who have covered up for him. If you have had any dealings with this man or been a victim of the corruption in his office and wish to make it public email your stories, pictures, or what have you to editor@oswegonylion.com


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Office of the State Comptroller

Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
30th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
212-383- 2502



Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001


New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271



New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800

Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
Fax Numers:
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
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Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252


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6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069



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