It’s been awhile. #LifeIsGrand

It’s been a while since I was on wordpress. Not sure all I linked to with those political ramblings over the years. Ha Ha

Testing to see where this ends up on the internets. LOL

I think I’m going to post my “black book” Diary online. Someone needs to read this crap and I miss wordpress.

Whoaaa

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Lebanon County Pennsylvania Classifieds

Lebanon Pennsylvania Classifieds

Lebanon County Pennsylvania Classifieds is a FaceBook Group for local classifieds for the Lebanon Pennsylvania community. It is a friendly and easy-to-use page that allows you to browse and post free “For Sale” ads specific to Lebanon Pennsylvania’s community. Any and all “For Sale”, “Wanted” and “Barter/Trade” ads welcome. Nothing illegal please.

Check it out !!

 

My Letter to Sheriff Michael J. DeLeo Lebanon County Pennsylvania January 31, 2013 concerning his Oath of Office

sheriff@lebcnty.org

Dear Sheriff Michael J. DeLeo as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Lebanon County Pennsylvania you were required to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Having taken that oath I would like to know if you will honor your oath by refusing to enforce Federal rules, regulations and directives that violate the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights.

The Second Amendment clearly proclaims that the people have a right to own guns and in the Bill of Rights, the government is prohibited from infringing on the right of the people to own guns if they choose to do so.

Your primary job is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the rights of the people that live in Lebanon County Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal government has no lawful jurisdiction in the counties and that when a Sheriff chooses to enforce an unconstitutional directive, he is violating his Constitutional Oath.

The people of Lebanon County are the employer and you are the employee and we expect you to represent us and not the Federal government. As your employer, I would like to know if you are given an order that violates the Constitution, will you honor your oath or will you do as directed by the President of the United States.

Sincerely, Melissa Lynne Kirst

See how this goes. I was kinda afraid to send it after reading that book by Michelle Gooden – Unsolved Murder of Peggy Reber … but, I did.

Hope someone makes a note.

 

 

Nation Wide Write In Campaign for Ron Paul 2012 #Pennsylvania #LebanonPa #LebCo #RPF

National Write-in for Ron Paul

National Write-in for Ron Paul

States where write-in votes for Ron Earnest Paul will be counted and reported:
IA, WI, NH, D.C., MD, OR, WY, ME, RI, WA, MO, PA,CA
among many others that already accept write-in votes.

***Keep in mind some states however, you have to say PARTY not office, and the FULL name, so there it is Ronald Earnest Paul.***

Go HERE to download your Affidavit and Instructions.

If you’re tired of being given only 2 choices every four years, share this with your friends.

If you’re sick of it all and don’t know what to do…

Write-in Ron Earnest Paul? or vote for your third party candidate of choice (Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, etc…)

If you’re tired of the B.S. like I am…

Send a strong message to the Washington elite that have forgotten about their oath of office and have sold YOUR rightful representation to the special interests, lobbyists, and corporations. Write-in Ron Earnest Paul.

Don’t forget to join the National Ron Paul Write-in Campaign on FaceBook.

All you have to do is look for the empty lines on your ballot and write:

Office: President
Name: Ron Earnest Paul

You want to vote for Gary Johnson? Do it
You want to vote for Jill Stein? Do it
You want to vote for Rosanne!? Do it.
Do what you believe in.

AMERICA: WHERE IT IS PATRIOTIC TO REBEL AND DISSENT.

GO Pennsylvania !!!

Susquehanna River Flathead Catfish – how to fillet a catfish

 

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

This morning about 4:30am I got a text from Chris asking if I wanted catfish that he and Wayne went night fishing on the Susquehanna River. My first text back was no, simply because, it’s not worth the mess in my kitchen with only a few catfish. Last time he and Wayne brought me catfish there was 4 fish all under 22″, to me, that isn’t worth the effort although I appreciated what they did bring me.

Then, I got another text about 5:30am asking me again this time with a picture. LOL (these guys are learning I tell ya)

I knew right away these catfish were alot bigger than last time and a bunch more to boot. So I text back saying ok bring them over. Glad I did.

Total there was 3 catfish – 32″ , 3 catfish – 34″ ,  2 catfish – 21″ and 1 catfish – 31″ all fillet up real nice and clean. I do wish I had a scale though to weigh some of those suckers .. or even to weigh the total fillets after finished. Darn it. (I was to lazy to use the bathroom scale – lol)

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

I think catfish are easy to fillet because they lay flat (that’s prolly how they get their name Flathead catfish – lol – joking) But they are alot easier than say like brown trout, bass and salmon. I fillet alot of fish from these two guys, now that I think about it. Ha Ha

To fillet fish is simple really, just makes a mess in your kitchen. The hardest and most time consuming is getting the fish on and off the cutting board. To fillet the fish is fast.

I run my finger down the back (on the right) of the catfish head till I feel muscle, then poke my knife tip in till I hit bone. Slice threw the skin all the way to about the last inch or so before the tail fin keeping pressure on the knife against the spine. Use your thumb in the slit to feel around and guide your other hand working the knife.

Then, below the back of the head (where I put the knife tip in) cut downward on an angle till you hit the ribs. Should look like a loose triangle shaped hunk of meat. Don’t cut it off – take the knife tip and (starting at the spine area) lightly slide threw the meat to ribcage all the way down – you want the knife tip to slide between the red meat (ribcage) and the white meat. The red meat you don’t want from a catfish because it stores all the bad stuff from the water.

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Leave the skin attached just fillet the white meat off the skin. I like this way, especially on a big catfish – the size of the catfish keeps the fish from sliding around. (on a wooden cutting board) White meat should be one piece when finished.

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

That’s it,  repeat for the other side and any remaining fishes.

TIP: The ribcage doesn’t go back to the tail (duh – lol) so when you get to the back of the ribcage – put your thumb against the ribcage moving it back toward the fin following the knife in your other hand – you can feel where you need to put your knife to continue the bottom 1/2 of the tail area. Doing this will keep the meat in 1 piece instead of two.
Fresh catfish for dinner tonight !!!

Catfish Night Fishing

Catfish Night Fishing

 

Rabbit Genetics Identification Pedigrees (Fun with 2 Rabbits)

John Doe &  Jane Doe

John Doe & Jane Doe

About 6 years ago I bought a nice Rabbit hutch for the back yard and I never got a rabbit. A couple weeks ago I bought 2 rabbits from a boy in the 4-H who answered my advert for rabbits wanted. Finally I have not one but 2 rabbits for my hutch. YAY !!

These rabbits are just darling, they love my dog, they love my 2 cats and they are so personable.

I’ve been doing alot of research about rabbits over the past week – who would have thought rabbits could be so interesting.

Did you know rabbits have 144 coat color genotypes ? According to one website they do.

The basics I learned to be this – there is a series of 5 letters that make up the rabbit coat coloring each representing some aspect of the rabbit. A rabbit has 2 copies of each letter it received from each of his/her parents. (sounds easy right ?) Ya ok, those letter series are just that series – and a whole mess of them too. Capitols and lowercase have completely different meanings for example. IE: AABBCCDDEE

AABBCCDDEE color code in one breed isn’t necessarily the same color in a different breed. This is where I get confused the most. You learn one thing on one website and another on a different website, meanwhile I have no idea what breed my two rabbits are (lol) because I posted on a breeders website their pictures and one lady told me I have mixed – maybe possible Rex and Flemish Giant mixes – then another lady said mini Rex and California soo I have no idea at this point.

Any help to ID would be appreciated. ( I was told by the seller whom I bought the rabbits from that both were 4-H projects, both were Rex, both were 4 months old,  the dark one is male, the light one is female, different litters) that’s all I know.  Good enough for me when I purchased them, but now that I did all this research I find myself all wrapped up in the world of rabbit genetics and genotypes. Who would have thought horses to rabbits. lol

John Doe

John Doe

John Doe

John Doe

John Doe

John Doe

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

This is what I learned so far :

  • A =  Agouti (different colors on hair shafts with rings around the eyes)
  • a =   non-agouti (do not have rings around the eyes)
  • B =  Black
  • b =  brown
  • C =  Color
  • c =  no color  (white rabbits with red eyes would be cc)
  • D =  Dense color (brown, black, chestnut agouti, brown agouti)
  • d =  dilute color (blue, lilac *blue the dilute of black and lilac the dilute of brown)
  • E =  Extension
  • e =  non-extention

The easiest so far for me to understand is the “aa” a solid color rabbit (black rabbit) because from what I’m reading a solid color rabbit isn’t hiding any other dominate color and is also know as a “self-color” rabbit. So if you breed two black rabbits you should get an all black litter. The solid color black rabbit receives a small “a” from each parent. Self-color black rabbit genetics look like this “aaB-C-D-E-” dashes mean unknown recessive genes the rabbit could be carrying.

Unfortunately for me, my dark colored rabbit is not “aa” or a self colored black rabbit. I don’t think my light colored rabbit is a solid color either. They do both have rings around the eyes with white under belly, rear and under tails.

If I would have know what I know now, I prolly would have bought 2 solid colored rabbits just to make this easy on myself. But I didn’t and I love my little darlings I do have an all the more interesting to learn about.

Another topic I came across while researching is if I do have mixed breeds and I learn all about their genetics and breeds involved, I can start my own line after 3 (some websites say 4) generations of known genetics just based on coat colors, who the rabbits are, weight, ear number and birthday. Like from scratch but without pedigrees.

If anyone can tell me more about this it would be greatly appreciated. Like can I do my own ear numbers or does an official have to do it ?  I did see a few discussions where this isn’t excepted by some breeders. But, I would be interested to know more on the subject. Kinda give me some drive knowing maybe years down the line I could show and exhibit my very own rabbits at the shows and fairs.

I also read showing with the ARBA you don’t even need a pedigree – you just need a pedigree if you register your rabbit with the ARBA American Rabbit Breeders Association or when you finally decide to enter for a Grand Champion. But, I dunno for sure, I read it on a website.

EDIT :  Ok, the light color rabbit has different fur (longer plush type) than the dark colored rabbit (short stiff type). I took some pictures to help those who are helping me.

Jane Doe Fur

Jane Doe Fur

Jane Doe Fur

Jane Doe Fur

#RPF #LebanonPa #LebCo ObamaCare vs. Constitution = Constitution will triumph

Supreme Court of the United States Seal

Supreme Court of the United States Seal

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June 29, 2012

Not all of us are the most articulate when it comes to our nation’s history, and our own Constitution. However, most of us here (at the minimum) understand the importance of our government being restrained under our rule of law. I’m making this post as a means to help clear some muddy waters, for those who may not comprehend just how ObamaCare is a violation of the Constitution in legal terms.

For starters:

The SCOTUS ruled that ObamaCare as well as, the Individual Mandate, are constitutional because it was deemed, and I quote, “a tax.”

The President nor the SCOTUS have been granted any such authority by we the people, to impose taxes on we the people. Only the House of Representatives has the Constitutional Authority to raise revenue (taxes) on we the people.

ObamaCare is officially INVALID according to the SCOTUS ruling, and cannot legally be applied, without breaking our fundamental laws.

U.S. Constitution: (Article 1 Section 7) All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

As you can see, a clear violation of Article 1 Section 7. Now let us continue to the 10th Amendment.

Also, ObamaCare, as well as the SCOTUS ruling, are invalid due to a violation of the 10th Amendment. The SCOTUS does NOT have supreme power over the constitution. The constitution IS higher than the power reserved to the Supreme Court Justices, because the constitution IS the SUPREME LAW of the land.

Healthcare is not a power that was delegated to the United States Government per the constitution. Thus, ObamaCare is officially invalid under the 10th Amendment as well. Why? Healthcare is a power that resides within the power of the states, and their citizens.

U.S. Constitution: (10th Amendment) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The third argument you will face, is often the misconception about our nation’s history, and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court does not truly possess the power of Judicial Review, but, the Supreme Court has been using Judicial Review since the 1800’s even without Constitutional Authority. The following will help put this into context more precisely.

Judicial Review

The Supreme Court of the United States spends much, if not most, of its time on a task which is not delegated to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. That task is: Hearing cases wherein the constitutionality of a law or regulation is challenged. The Supreme Court’s nine Justices attempt to sort out what is, and what is not constitutional. This process is known as Judicial Review. But the states, in drafting the Constitution, did not delegate such a power to the Supreme Court, or to any branch of the government.

Since the constitution does not give this power to the court, you might wonder how it came to be that the court assumed this responsibility. The answer is that the court just started doing it and no one has put a stop to it. This assumption of power took place first in 1794 when the Supreme Court declared an act of congress to be unconstitutional, but went largely unnoticed until the landmark case of Marbury v Madison in 1803. Marbury is significant less for the issue that it settled (between Marbury and Madison) than for the fact that Chief Justice John Marshall used Marbury to provide a rationale for judicial review. Since then, the idea that the Supreme Court should be the arbiter of constitutionality issues has become so ingrained that most people incorrectly believe that the Constitution granted this power.
Powers of the Supreme Court

Article III of the Constitution provides for the establishment of a Judicial branch of the federal government and Section 2 of that article enumerates the powers of the Supreme Court. Here is Section 2, in part:

Section 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;

to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;
to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;
to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;
to Controversies between two or more States;
between a State and Citizens of another State;
between Citizens of different States;
between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

Feel free to examine the entire text of Article III to assure yourself that no power of Judicial Review is granted by the Constitution.

“Well,” you might say, “someone has to review laws for constitutionality. Why not the Supreme Court?” Some possible answers:

First and foremost, it is not a power granted to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. When the Supreme Court exercises Judicial Review, it is acting unconstitutionally.
It is a huge conflict of interest. The Federal Government is judging the constitutionality of its own laws. It is a classic case of “the fox guarding the hen house.”

The Constitution’s “checks and balances” were designed to prevent any one branch of government (legislative, executive or judicial) from becoming too powerful and running roughshod over the other branches. There is no such system of checks and balances to protect the states and the people when multiple branches of government, acting in concert, erode and destroy the rights and powers of the states and the people.

Even if the Supreme Court could be counted on to keep the Executive and Legislative branches from violating the Constitution, who is watching the Supreme Court and will prevent the Judicial branch from acting unconstitutionally? Unless you believe that the Supreme Court is infallible (and, demonstrably, it is not), then allowing the Supreme Court to be the sole arbiter of Constitutionality issues is obviously flawed.

Justices are appointed for life. If the court upholds unconstitutional laws, there is no recourse. We the People cannot simply vote them out to correct the situation. Thomas Jefferson wrote, in 1823:

“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.”

It is the Constitution, not the Supreme Court, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. Even the Supreme Court should be accountable for overstepping Constitutional limits on federal power.

There are only nine Justices and, under the current system, it takes only a simple majority — five votes — to determine a case. Given the supermajority requirement mandated by the Constitution to pass Constitutional amendments, a simple majority requirement by the Supreme Court, to uphold a suspect law, defies the spirit of the Constitution. If 44.44% of the Supreme Court justices (four of nine) think a law is not constitutional, we should err on the side of caution and declare it unconstitutional.

The people and the states have little control over the makeup of the Supreme Court.

Officials in all three branches of government take an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen, and Vice President, and other federal officers, all take an oath of office to “support and defend” the Constitution. (The president’s oath of office in Article II, Section 1, requires that he “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”) Why is the Supreme Court’s version of “constitutional” considered more authoritative? Is the Judicial branch more to be trusted than the Executive or Legislative branches? Prudence dictates that we be wary of all three branches (and especially wary of the one unaccountable branch).

Given that it was the people and the states which established the Constitution, it is the states who should settle issues of constitutionality. The Constitution is a set of rules made by the states as to how the government should act. The “judicial review” paradigm allows the government to make its own rules with no say by the original rule-makers — the states.

The Constitution was created by the states and any question as to the meaning of the Constitution is rightly settled by the states. When you make rules for your children, do you permit your children to interpret your rules in any manner they like? Of course not. Yet, the states are permitting the federal government — the “child” of the states — to do exactly that.

Since the power of Judicial Review is not expressly granted to the Supreme Court by the Constitution, this power, per the tenth amendment, is “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Read that last listed reason above again, for it contains the key to this site’s being. The Constitution is very clear; any power to review laws to see if they are constitutional belongs to the states and to the people. Therefore, the Supreme Court is itself acting unconstitutionally when it exercises the power of ‘Judicial Review.’ It would require a Constitutional Amendment specifically granting this power to the court in order for ‘Judicial Review’ to be constitutional!

And just how should the determination of “constitutionality” be handled? For that answer, it helps to understand how the Constitution is (supposed to be) amended.