Thursday, December 31, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA .........IS ON DECK


Barack Obama has been President for a year........and one thing is for certain.......He has been active and not afraid to make decisions.....whether it involved the economy, health care or an assortment of other issues........... he has been " out front"

This is true whether you like it or not.............

However the time has come for him to involve himself fully in the issue of security.He is scheduled to receive a report today on "what went wrong with the Christmas Day Bombing".........

It is too late to blame the prior administration.........The" threat of terror" has been their all along and anything that happens is in the "lap of his appointees".I hope that he acknowledges this immediately.........and gets serious about the safety of all Americans....It is his time "at bat"........

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SURENDRA DANGOL.....RIP

You Tube has the video which shows the last moments of Surendra Dangol's life on this earth.He was a clerk at a Tedeschi's Store in Jamaica Plain and after being confronted gave the robber all the money......He was then murdered in " cold blood"........The amount stolen was not a large amount and he gave it willingly...........

I am sure the "perp" will be caught.......but remember the Dangol family in your prayers......What a tragedy.......and so senseless.......

Sunday, December 27, 2009

SECURITY..........WHAT TO DO........


I assume that the lines at the airports are going to go "slow" after this latest terrorist attack and bags will be opened and checked with more frequency.........One thought I have which will speed up lines and not inhibit security is to establish a "express line"............

The express line would be available to people who are willing to "travel light"......i.e. no bags, no belts, no liquids.........A certain percentage of people fly to second homes etc. and they have everything available to them at those locations.........I do not have all the specifics in my head, however a plan can be developed........additionally, A new market can be developed for smaller quantity items that can be purchased at destinations........The incentives to use the express could be in the form of financial award , arriving at the terminal shortly before flights ( no wait) and what ever else the "brains can think up".....

One other matter which I will DISCUSS LATER is that this new combatant should be under the control of the CIA and tried by a Military Tribunal.......It is obvious by his actions and his own Father that he was involved in a form of War against the USA and was ready, willing, and almost able to take lives with some substance which he probably got from an organization "at war" with us.

Friday, December 25, 2009

CHRISTMAS DAY......CONTINUED.......COMEBACK STORY


A great story for today is connected to prior "Thoughts"...........

On Christmas.......The thought of GOD sending His Son to Earth to be born......for us is a miracle that sometimes is hard to grasp and "wrap your head around"..........

However, Dick Gardner and his miraculous struggle and recovery to this point is only "unbelievable"............

My sources have told me that he is on the East Coast of Florida this evening with his Wife, Jane
and close friends.......He is now eating and starting to gain his strength back...........

This is the COMEBACK STORY OF 2009.............Continue to Pray for him


and to Dickie ........and Jane enjoy yourself.....You deserve it !!!!!

RELAX........AND..........ENJOY




The "hustle " to get everything done is over.........Now enjoy..........for myself and Lisa we are off on an 8am flight to see "Sweet Lou"in Naples.......I have some "thoughts for you and will get back to you.........The family Christmas Eve Party was a blast.......The "little ones" are taking over.........Talk to you soon......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CHRISTMAS GIVING.............HEROES



Wednesday night was one of those great evenings I will remember for a long time.......I was surrounded by friends from St.Pius and family members who gave their time to serve a meal at My Brother's Table when they could have been elsewhere "living the party life" at any number of festive gatherings around the area on the day before Christmas Eve........

Approximately 290 guests were treated to a nutritious meal...............

I was impressed by the youngest volunteers who worked the cafeteria line with efficiency and in a friendly manner...........Shawn Rowe and Jenna Ring on the deserts along with Jamie Ring and her Mother Kara on the Bread patrol........Other volunteers included Donna Calder along with her Mother, Isaura and Daughter,Kristen of NSCC working the main course. Veteran Volunteers Shannon Gardner and Mike Rosetti along with Kerri Rowe were doing their "thing"....

Remember this goes on each and every day........lunch and dinner.........and summer is a time when their is a great need for heroes ........not just the Holiday Season.......
Bill and Diane Reilly delivered meals to the disabled..........and the list w
ent on.........Heroes All...........

MERRY CHRISTMAS........................

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CHRISTMAS........ GIGI........AND RYAN


You can find the origin of this story on the Nanepashemet Blog........but I am thrilled to spread the "good news". Ryan Nestor of Marblehead , Son of John & Joanne Nestor is confined at what has been " coined " as Fresh Ayer (Ft Devens).I have been allowed to visit him and knowing him since his early days.......I tend to "kick in with my parental instincts"when we talk.........

I am proud of the way he has handled himself......instead of sitting around feeling " sorry for himself"He has kept active by "working out" and using his other times to read and accept work details. His first assignment was working the " night shift" in the boiler room.......and it appears that he has now landed his "dream assignment.

He apparently is going to be taught how to train dogs to become the " friend and support " needed for disabled persons............What a story ........He is truly excited about this opportunity....

Ryan has met his first "trainee" a yellow lab named Gigi...............and now....

Ryan is going to be able to do something worthwhile.......and help change lives.......

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.......................

I know family and friends miss Ryan as he does them this Christmas Season........but he and Gigi have got things to do....

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER.................


Monday, December 21, 2009

ATHEISTS..........AT CHRISTMAS.....A LOT OF QUESTIONS



On the O'Reilly Factor tonight (FOX)one of the guests was the head of the largest atheist group in the United States( FFRF).In response to a question from the Moderator ,Laura Ingram, she stated that their were 14,000 members and even though that was not a "great amount "......it was actually" quality over quanity".........

They have posted various billboards around the Country, and I assume their purpose is to make us aware that their is "no god " although I'm not sure........They can spend their money and bring forth their opinions.....As I have said before..... the 1st Amendment works but it is not "very pretty ".........however......

The thought while listening to her was not so much about what she was saying......but rather what her state of mind is........

If you have no hope of an afterlife.......no hope of salvation.......no reason for a purpose in your life......What do you have ?.........and why would you try to destroy the" Hope of Humanity"......Could it be because the position in the group is "money driven" and bringing this up during a"Holy Season" for the Christian & Jewish Faiths will give its purpose publicity.....Nah !!!! their doing it because it is "right".......wait....... who tells them what is right ?
or why do they care if they are right ? Somehow I "keep smelling money"........
Well each to their own.........I will say a prayer for them anyways.......Remember the old WWII saying........."Their are no atheists in foxholes"....................

Sunday, December 20, 2009

BOSTON YACHT CLUB.......ST.NICHOLAS BALL....


The Annual St. Nicholas Ball was held last evening with 100% of the proceeds given to My Brother's Table............The money driven festivities included a silent and public auction which produced some surprises............A Rockstar fitness Membership was a hot item along with a Swiss Air trip to Europe, tickets to the Lion King ,Bruins, Red Sox and other great items offered by the business community of Marblehead.

A large ovation is due Mary Boucher and her "crew"that put this event together. Oysters, Scallops wrapped in bacon , Thin Sirloin , Music by DJ Lanie Mac and the " beauty of the BYC all added to this perfect evening on the water ...........

It was great to have "quality time with My Daughter, Melissa Sherwood & her Husband, Norm Sherwood.....who certainly know the " lay of the land" in "Old Town"............John Nestor of Nanepashemet fame and "headhunter" Maria Rowen(right) were " on target "........ and gave their varied thoughts on many subjects........My opinion is do not leave the room when they get going........You are then left
"unprotected"........everyone is "free game"........Maria had an innovative way of getting her "items of choice"in the silent auction......namely stake out the table.......and give the "don't you dare look ".......to any potential threat.........It takes time but was effective.......She needed help carrying all her" loot" to the getaway car............

Also seen in the crowd,"Liquor tycoon " Cliff Ansara whose bid in the public auction landed him an evening's use of the Hooper Mansion.........Hope I get an invite to that shindig........... Header Bruce Durkee of the"Marshmallow Fluff " family was the Auctioneer......and he kept the "spirited group"bidding and "upping" the ante..........

It was a great way to raise cash for " The Table".......and have a night to remember...

Thank you all !.....and to all many great nights............





Friday, December 18, 2009

SNOOKIE......MTV..........JERSEY SHORE


I know I am "aged out" when it comes to the "hit" reality show on MTV which features Snookie and her friends from the "Jersey Shores.I do not know many specifics except drinking,sexual innuendo and at least one "sucker punch " to Snookie by a guy who probably didn't like her " attitude" or "words" while at a bar is a big hit on YOU TUBE.........

Following up on "role models" for our youth this particular
program is disgusting and of no redeeming value ..............

Jay Leno had Snookie and a few of her "cast members" on and Leno had a" game show" spoof.......except that the questions and answers were real.........

She was shown a picture of VP Joe Biden......and asked the question ......who is he ?........She had no idea...........

The next picture was of former VP Dick Cheney.......She did answer correctly his name to the above question.......but she "flinched" to the next question by Jay which was .....what does he do ?..........She answered that" She was not really sure but she thinks he might have shot Bush". That is wonderful..........

How many children are being influenced by this program and its characters.........I am uncertain except that it is my opinion that many more than "them" do not watch this "MTV GARBAGE".......at least I hope so.......... The First Amendment works, but it is not pretty..........

DO WE WONDER WHY SO MANY OF OUR CHILDREN ARE MISGUIDED,CONFUSED AND HAVE NO CONCEPT OF RIGHT OR WRONG ?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CHRISTMAS...........AND DRUGS...


It is the Christmas Season and the time for giving..........and if you have the urge to " do something". worthwhile........consider the LAURA FUND..........This is a memorial fund created by Frances(right) and Fred Speranza of Swampscott in honor of their Daughter,Laura Speranza..........

Fran and Fred faced a difficult passage,and instead of letting it tear them down.......they did just the opposite and created a fund that will continue for years by helping young people escape the torment and insidious results of drug use.............Nicer "folks" you cannot find..........They are a "little"liberal but even "those people "get it right.............sometimes.........

Money derived from the "fund " is given to Project Cope in Lynn, the Salvation Army's Woman Recovery Program,D.A.R.E., Recovery High School in Beverly,Journey's of Hope,Salem, Communities that Care in Lynn........along with a growing list.........

DONATIONS MAY BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING......≥. LAURA SPERANZA MEMORIAL FUND EASTERN BANK, SWAMPSCOTT, MA.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

HUGH HEFNER.........PHILOSOPHER.......



Hugh "Playboy" Hefner has finally weighed in on the " Tiger " Affair..........
I assume this is his "de jour "trophy (right) since he gave up the "triplets"

Hugh is not surprised by the actions of the "Athlete of the Decade " since Wood's travels the world and young women throw themselves at him......OK ......Hugh knows more about that than I do.......

He then goes on to say that the" infidelity of marriage is the lie, and it really isn't the sex.It is the cheating".......

It seems that sex is not important to him except when it makes money........After all where would Playboy Magazine be without the "lure " of its power ........

Relativity reigns in his world of "pinups ", parties, photos..........and if it feels good do it.........What a way to go........One good thing is that maybe
some of the young people don't know who he is...............

It reminds me of something I read recently..........If you are going to hold somebody out as a " role model"......pick a person on the " basis of what they do for others and not the skills( athletic or otherwise) they may have "................look to that friend ,neighbor,or family member......You know who they are........


IRAN FLEXING "MUSCLES"......


The timing of "events " on the world stage can be fascinating......On one hand you have the President searching for 60 votes to get a Health Bill passed in any form possible .....with the idea that once it is "law"you can "tinker "with it down the road.....Remember whoever sets the agenda usually controls the issue......and in this case the Public is being told the only chance for "reform"is now or it is ever lost............"Hogwash "............


Then we have Iran firing a missile that can carry weapons 1200 miles........well within the reach of Israel that their leader has said "He wants to wipe off the face of the earth"......Was the timing of this launch due to the knowledge by Iran that Washington is preoccupied with its "in fighting " or some other reason ? We usually find out years later when someone writes a book after it has all "played " out........Missiles , Nuclear Warheads and Iran.........Sounds like one big" Molotov Cocktail" which cannot be for any good on this world stage.

Health reform is necessary in some form, but is complicated and need not be rushed........whereas the people of Israel need our support and attention during this very dangerous time........TIMING IS EVERYTHING.......as" they" say................

Monday, December 14, 2009

9/11......MARTYR


I received the following attachment and if it is a" hoax"........I apologize........ for publishing ........If factual I hope the people of Houston,Texas do the " right thing " and make the Mall's Christmas Season Shopping less than expected............

If you have trouble reading it.......It says the Mall was to be closed on 9/11/2009 due to the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S.)..........One of the Hijackers...........


Sunday, December 13, 2009

WILLIAM KELLEY.....



" THOUGHT'S " back on 9/30/09 told you about my "boyhood friend" that is acclaimed by the
"Art Community " as a " Superstar ".............He has returned to the United States from Florence, Italy and has thanked me for the above story...........He has sent me a sampling of his work.......That's the "Irish Rogue " himself next to the rendering.....

If you " fall in love " with his creation get in touch with me and I will get you a "special deal " and probably a "little something " for myself in the form of a "finders fee "...........

Get out there on this bright Sunday and enjoy the " Christmas Season ".........

Friday, December 11, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA........

The Acceptance Speech given by Barack Obama in his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize was both "PRESIDENTIAL" humble and convincing. You have to " give him his due ".............

He was speaking in philosophical terms, and we know that the " devil is always in the details ", however he did not make excuses or blame the prior administration for military actions in the Mideast.............

He spoke of the " justification of war " and acknowledged that "their is evil in the world ".......................along with the observation that a " non violent movement " would not have stopped Hitler or Al Queda...........We waited awhile but he finally said it.........

Further he named prior recipients of the " Peace Prize " who were more deserving...........

It is "heartening " to have him being the President rather than a candidate for some position in the " world order".............




Think of the " POSSIBILITIES " of this new "thought process
by Our President.......

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MICHELLE MALKIN.....VS ..........GLSEN



The group ....Gay,lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) was founded to prevent students from being harmed due to "sexual orientation "............The name of the organization and its "purpose " seem reasonable and it has further credibility since it was created by Kevin Jennings who is the US Department of Education Safe Education CZAR........appointed by the
Obama Administration...........What could be the problem and why is Columnist and Author Michelle Malkin so upset ?

IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN IN SCHOOL SEE IF THEY ARE SUBJECTED TO THE READING LIST THAT HAS BEEN PROMULGATED BY THE " SAFE SCHOOL CZAR "

The issue is whether the reading list helps prevent "harm " due to sexual orientation " or is merely a cover to promote sexual orientation at an early age.The charges by Malkin are very disturbing........and if true Mr. Jennings should be "fired. On her website she gives examples of his writings which talk of sexual activity at ages 5-6, support of an individual in NAMBA( MAN BOY ASSOC.) and the opinion that school curricula discriminates against homosexuality.....How about " Gay Bar Guides for Teens".........I know where I am on this how about you ..........

You need to make your own decision..........but take the time ........

I have found Michelle Malkin to be a person to read due to her common sense and " investigative skills " among other things........

COAKLEY........BROWN........THAT'S NO HUFF AND PUFFING...


It is now official........The new US SENATOR from Massachusetts is going to be either Martha Coakley (D) or Scott Brown ( R).........Mega Money was spent by the candidates to get us to this point..........Steve Pagliuca especially since he spent his own money to get 12% of the vote on the Democratic side........Just think of all the good that "moo la " could have done.......Probably a little unfair since he seems like a "good guy " and more than likely donates his fair share.......

Concerning Scott Brown........Did you notice when he was making his acceptance speech he had his "American Idol" and BC basketball Player Daughter on stage with him ..........and no Wife.......

It appears that Wife , Gail Huff is unable to make public appearances with him due to a restriction imposed by her employer, Channel 5 TV News.......She has been a free lance reporter for the Station since 1993............I am sure we will hear something about that down the road along with the "rekindling " of the Magazine Cover of Brown in the " near buff " from his "modeling days "..........

Monday, December 7, 2009

EAST WAKEFIELD,NH............AK-47 AND GLOCKS


The China Lion Restaurant on Market Street,Lynn,Ma. is your typical " Chinese Restaurant " and over many years has had the reputation of " good place to get takeout "..........I don't know what law enforcement would say, but it did not seem to be a dangerous venue ...........although I am not around at 1:00 am in the evening..........anyways......

What happens........The guy (right) comes in and is refused a drink because the bartender thinks he is drunk..........He is escorted out of the building........He goes to his car and gets a AK-47 and a Glock........He comes back in and "starts shooting"...........He claims he was denied a drink because he is "white"............Thank God no one was hit..........

The "casualty " again is the City of Lynn which receives more bad " publicity " ....................even though the vast majority of its people are proud ,hard working, and law abiding. Most of us live in safe neighborhoods and are happy to call Lynn our home........

The "disgruntled "customer comes to " our City" from East Wakefield,NH with his weapons and brings "terror " and "inebriation".........I hope his punishment makes him think "twice" before bringing his problems this way again...............Today's Item is reporting that he was originally was from the City.......and he is suicidal and was hoping a police officer would shoot him...............Sounds like "insanity " to me........

Sunday, December 6, 2009

THOUGHT'S FOR WEEKEND........


Sarah Palin had the funniest line for the weekend..........If She had won the VP election instead of Joe Biden.........He would be hocking his Book " GOING ROGAINE "instead of her doing the same for "GOING ROGUE"..........

December is the Month when the NFL TEAMS start to separate and in this case the Colt's and Saint's roll and our Patriot's lose three of the last four..............

The "World Conference" in Copenhagen that was dealing with "Global Warning" and the " fishy" emails......had 1200 limousines and 140 private planes available for the use of attendees according to Drudge.Com.........

Both the Globe and Herald ran the disturbing story that charitable institutions that use "professional telemarketers " receive 41 % of the funds collected on average and in some cases only....................2-5%........
I have been involved with St. Jude Hospital and My Brother's Table, Lynn and the percentage of the donations that go directly to these groups has been in the high 80-90%..........by their personal approach and not paying " mercenaries "..........

Be Charitable........but be careful.......Check your "list twice" this Christmas Season ........and know where your gifts are going.............


Friday, December 4, 2009

TIGER.........TALK ABOUT TAKING THE HEAT........


Tiger in his "world" must be taking the heat........I told you he would not have any other
statement unless his sponsors required it...........I did not know about the "girlfriends" who have all" lawyered up" along with his Wife who had demands " out in the open " before the names of the "Mistresses" were divulged............that is heat........

I "eavesdropped" this morning and I heard a female say....."What's the big deal.......he is just doing what guys do..........When they get "money and power "...........they use women.....and so called "equal rights" go out the window....... "

Probably true........until those" damn lawyers " show up..........Remember the Seinfield & Elaine line where they talked about getting back together and Jerry said, "Why can't we do a little of this and a little of that........What's the big deal ?........ ASK TIGER............

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GLOBAL WARNING.....WHO IS GOING TO FEEL THE HEAT ?


It was 65 degrees in Boston today..........and it gave me thoughts of the pending " gloom" of global warning and the dire results predicted for mankind unless we get our act together......and then a story "pops " that is being called a possible......".CLIMATE GATE"

Barbara Boxer (D) Ca. at a Senate committee meeting appeared to be more concerned about "criminal hacking " of emails than the " whistle blower " content in the emails..........

Let me explain.......It appears that at an international meeting in Copenhagen .......emails surfaced which demonstrate that scientists had manipulated data which made " global warming" less threatening than " previously advertised"........... The emails were obtained from Britain's University East Anglia's Research Unit without permission........

We should follow the "Golden Rule " concerning the criminal acts of " hacking".........but now that the the issue of the earth heating up and "scorching" or "drowning" mankind is being questioned on the basis of this alleged manipulation of data........I think we should get on it Pretty soon..............

It is early and it may turn out to be a " hoax "..........in any event Al Gore will probably straighten it out or at least have a "reasonable explanation"........ don't worry............be happy...............


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ABORTION DEBATE......READY OR NOT....

The Health Bill debate is " heating " up and the issue of abortion and whether public funding should be included is the main focus............

I am of the opinion that the Child (fetus ) is the innocent, defenseless being in this matter and every other human being involved in the conception of the Child has in most cases acted of their own free will.........and have made decisions that have created an end result that they are not happy with when it comes to wanting the abortion.........I understand their are exceptions........

However.......What are reasonable persons to do in this argument..........

My humble opinion is that the Child should be protected.......and in this case public funds should not be part of this legislation..........The unfettered right to abortion under the guise of " woman's rights" is the "waving of the white flag" in the eternal battle of right and wrong........

We are all sinners and not " perfect"..........but we... the adults have to set ourselves as examples
and try to overcome our failings to the best of our abilities.............

Senatorial "hopeful" Capuano said a bill without the public funding " will send poor women into the back alleys again "I assume that he means this is forever........This is a scare tactic relying upon our believing that all is hopeless.........and their is no hope for the human race.....

We need to give women more support( not lip service) at crossroads of "their" life.........the support of friends , family, and organizations working in concert to make a "change of heart " and creating a majority with a "heart that sees".......would foster real " woman's rights". .......and someday make us " collectively " much better....... as a Nation and Individually......

The battle against evil is not easy............but how can we be against ........Life