Saturday, July 28, 2012


Gregory Nathan Peterson, seen here with Willard Romney, is the "Go To Guy" in Utah when it comes to Tea Party issues. At least it was.
This was the scene at a fundraiser a few years ago standing proudly with his candidate for President.

Who knew in just a few short years he'd end up the pariah of the Republican Party with 23 felony and two misdemeanor charges in connection with the alleged rapes of four women. 

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Peterson is still sitting in jail with a $750K bail set for his release. Suddenly the guy everyone wanted to be seen with is the embarrassment they wish they never knew.

Dont worry. Alleged serial rapist and Tea Party henchman, Peterson isn't going anywhere soon. It's not like people are clammoring to get him out on the streets. Other than maybe the Koch Brothers.

Hard to believe this picture is only a few years old. 
Peterson claims he's good friends with the Romney family, but in all fairness, the Romneys haven't had contact with this screwball. 
Tough to have such fans though.

Monday, July 16, 2012



Monday, July 09, 2012


So, we're in the summer season of the Presidential Election cycle. The Romney camp is throwing whatever it can at the incumbent President Obama in hopes of replacing him. The Obama camp is doing what it can to show Romney in his true form. No news there. 
What is news is this revelation that while leading Bain Capital, the firm had actually invested $75 Million in Stericycle, the Medical waste disposal company that built its reputation on efficient collection from Abortion clinics.

Try to imagine the Primary season had the opponents known this little factoid. It would have been the death knell of Romney's assention to the GOP nomination. 

Now, I am a pro-choice advocate. Abortion is what I feel to be a least desired, but important legal option for women who face hard facts about theirs and the child's future and be responsible for the functions of their own reproductive organs.

What strikes me is, Romney is touting his anti-choice credentials during the campaign while shrouding his past financial gains from providing fetus disposal. Would someone explain how his fundamentalist supporters are rationalizing this revelation?
Would Rick Santorum let this go? Where are all the fire & brimstone preachers screaming from the pulpits that such deals with the devil constitute a breech of trust with Religious Conservatives? 
Other than some online news sites like Mother Jones, I havent heard much. 
My thought? Maybe the hypocrisy has reached a point that no-one is shocked anymore and the effort to care has waned to the point that even the Press Core is too frackin lazy to pursue it. 

Saturday, July 07, 2012


The newest summer sensation in Kingston: Movies Under the Stars, has a second success to reflect on. The volunteer staff, the food and water donations, inflation and break down of the screen and the clean up all made for a seamless and joyous event for all the families who watched the second movie in the series, The Wizard of Oz.
Below are some pictures of the installation. 

The crowd scene was taken around 7pm, long before dark. Once the movie got started, I looked around again and was shocked at the number of people who attended. 
From Jen, to the Board to the volunteers, everyone deserves accolades for such a smooth and professional event.

Next Saturday evening, you will find everyone at the Kingston Point Beach. The movie will be E.T. so, gather your beach blanket, lawn chairs and soda coolers to make the best of another warm afternoon for the whole family.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. 
The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. 

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.