Thursday, April 23, 2009

Go Mike Go... Fundraiser... Ghostbusters Cartoon Video... You Tube... Blog Update

New Photo - May 2010 - Memorial Day Parade
Now UC Legislature District Six Mike Madsen - a possible Mayoral Candidate?

Update May 2010: I lost some photos on this blog so I've had to revise some things. My new blog is at


From back in the day...


Two things:

1. My husband and I attended a fundraiser for 9th Ward Alderman Mike Madsen last night - and we found it to be a classy event with good company, good food and high hopes! Mike is a City Alderman plus - in our opinion - as he reaches out to - and serves the people in the City of Kingston in a number of ways - both Ward specific and (via his blog, his constant pursuit of knowledge, etc) in a larger sense of the word. Our thanks go out to Mike (politics, professionalism, integrity, warmth and kindness can all come together in one package) and to all of those that helped put on this inspiring event!

["Ghostbusters Cartoon Intro"; as submitted to You Tube by mikey2455 on October 25, 2006;]

2. This blog has gone through some changes (apparently due to a mix up)- so I'd like to refer folks to the new blog (still under construction) I created for other news, views and updates...

This blog is now booked as [The "4" is new]

My new blog (see link in sidebar) is at http://www.flingingtowardsthesun.blogspot.comI apologize for any confusion this has caused. In this case the changes were NOT intentional, so I'll have to lay the blame (lol) on a "ghost in the machine."

Peace, Love, Equality and Humane Justice,


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Put a Little Love in Your Heart... You Tube

["Put a Little Love in Your Heart"; as submitted by shirleymacd on 5/17/07;]

Friday, March 20, 2009

ABC's First Lady Michelle Obama Interview... Organizing for America Pledge Project Canvasses... You Tube

["ABC's First Lady Michelle Obama Interview - 03/13/09"; as submitted to You Tube by NewsPoliticsNews on 3/13/09;]

"President Obama talks about his budget and asks you to get involved by making calls and talking to friends and neighbors. Take action now: ttp://

["A New Foundation for Growth"; as submitted to You Tube by BarackObamadotcom on 3/17/09;]

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

ChipsNDips Entertainment... St Patricks Parade Photos... Silly and Serious... Lions Expo... More

A seeming contrast, one would be amazed at how well the silly and the serious can be blended together - which is, at its best - what Chips'NDips Entertainment (the awareness, empowerment, educational and prevention component...) is all about!

[Photo by BS]

"1 in 4 teens in a relationship say they have been called names, harassed or put down by their partner through cell phones and texting. Digital communication is an integral part of teens lives and ...

["Teen Dating Violence Prevention - Textual Harassment :60"; as submitted to You Tube by adcouncil on 2/19/09;]

[Photo by BS]

["Schoolhouse Rock- How a Bill Becomes a Law"; as submitted to You Tube by Necrovir on 10/3/06;]

Chips'NDips Entertainment also does just plain FUN children's parties, party hosting, karaoke, open mike poetry - and a whole lot more...

As was the case at January 09 Party at the Kingston MuddyCup, as evidenced in some of the other pictures - and a video - that can be found elsewhere on this site.

Respectfully posted by,


Lion's Expo 2009... Chips'NDips Entertainment... Hakuna Matata... You Tube

Don't forget the Lion's Club Expo at the Hudson Valley Mall this weekend!


["Hakuna Matata(English)"; as submitted to You Tube by pyrolonewolf on 12/21/06;]


For more information on "Lions Expo 2009" - please check out the Kingston Lions Club website at


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication ~ NVC... You Tube

The next two treads address some serious issues, so when I came across this video, even though it is from 5/08 - I thought it might provided a wider lens through which to see and try to comprehend the problems - and potential solutions - facing our City, County, State, Nation, World...

["Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication ~ NVC"; as submitted to You Tube by PuddleDancercom1 on 5/7/08;]

Please note that I'm not sure I understand all of this video, but I am always trying to learn...

Respectfully posted by,


Associated Press... Road Runner Article... II... What Do You Think?

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"Defendant Josef Fritzl hides his face behind a blue file folder prior to his trial Monday, March 16, 2009, at the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria. A man accused of imprisoning his daughter for nearly a quarter of a century and fathering her seven children repeatedly raped her in front of the youngsters, prosecutors said Monday as his trial opened in Austria.

In a stunning turn of events, an Austrian on trial for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges against him _ including negligent homicide. The move came after his daughter reportedly made an unannounced appearance in the courtroom.

Surprising even his lawyer, Josef Fritzl calmly acknowledged his guilt on the third day of a trial that has drawn worldwide media attention for its shocking allegations.

"I declare myself guilty to the charges in the indictment," Fritzl, 73, told a panel of judges, referring to what he called "my sick behavior."

Fritzl faces up to life imprisonment on the negligent homicide count, which he initially had contested along with an enslavement charge. Prosecutors also had charged him with rape, incest, forced imprisonment and coercion.

Asked by the presiding judge what had led him to change his mind, Fritzl said it was the testimony from his daughter Elisabeth. Fritzl, jurors and the rest of the court had viewed 11 hours of her videotaped testimony during closed-door sessions Monday and Tuesday.

However, a person familiar with the trial told The Associated Press that Elisabeth was in the courtroom on both days _ suggesting her presence alone might have shaken Fritzl and prompted him to change his pleas.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the closed-door proceedings.

Other officials would not confirm that Elisabeth was there. Before the trial, prosecutors had said she would not be present and would testify only through her prerecorded remarks.

Elisabeth was the prosecution's key witness against Fritzl. Now 42, she was 18 when he imprisoned her in the cramped, windowless cell he built beneath the family's home in the town of Amstetten.

The negligent homicide charge came for the death of an infant twin boy _ Michael _ born to Elisabeth in April 1996 who prosecutors say might have survived with proper medical care had he and his mother not been locked in the basement.

Elisabeth and her six surviving children, who range in age from 6 to 20, have spent months recovering from their ordeal in a psychiatric clinic and at a secret location."

["Austrian incest father pleads guilty to charges - Published - Mar 18 2009 08:07AM EST - By VERONIKA OLEKSYN - Associated Press Writer; ; Options Presented on Site: Share... Facebook... MySpace... delicious... digg... reddit... StumbleUpon... twitter]

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Associated Press Road Runner Article... What Do You Think?

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"A pastor in this quiet, picturesque New England town thought he was doing the Christian thing when he took in a convicted child killer who had served his time but had nowhere to go. But some neighbors of the Rev. David Pinckney vehemently disagree, one even threatening to burn his house down after officials could find no one else willing to take 60-year-old Raymond Guay.

"Politicians think they can dump their trash in our small town," said one neighbor, Jon Morales, whose girlfriend and two children live across an unpaved road from Pinckney's home.

Chichester, a town of about 2,200 residents in south-central New Hampshire, has been in an uproar since the weekend, when police announced that Guay would spend two months with Pinckney's family.

About 40 angry residents protested outside the home Saturday, Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard said. One protester blustered that he wanted to set it on fire, he said.

Town leaders were expected Tuesday night to ask state and federal officials to remove Guay from town.

Guay already had a criminal record when he was charged in 1973, at age 25, with abducting and murdering a 12-year-old boy in Nashua. Authorities said he planned to sexually assault the boy, whose body was clad only in socks and undershorts.

Guay pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to up to 25 years. He kidnapped a Concord couple after briefly escaping from the nearby state prison in 1982 and was sent to a federal prison in California, where he stabbed an inmate in 1991, court records show.

After 35 years behind bars, he was released in September and ordered to serve his parole in New Hampshire. Guay's release followed a failed attempt by state officials to keep him incarcerated as a dangerous sexual predator under federal law.

Guay went instead to a halfway house in Connecticut but was returned to New Hampshire last week. Residents of Concord, where Pinckney leads a nondenominational congregation, loudly protested plans to put him there.

A Concord prison chaplain contacted Pinckney, who agreed to take Guay in after meeting him and clearing it with his wife and four children, ages 13 to 18. Guay is staying there while he looks for a job and place to live.

Pinckney did not return calls or answer the door when a reporter visited his house, but he assured the town in an open letter published Tuesday that Guay poses no threat.

"We would not be doing this if we thought we were endangering our town, neighbors or children," he wrote.

Though Guay "has committed some horrendous crimes in his past," he has been on "a very different course" since a religious transformation in 1993, Pinckney said.

Pinckney has told Guay he may only leave the house in a car with another adult and can live with the family for no more than two months.

Town resident Christine Swain, who has children ages 6 and 16, isn't reassured.

"There's so many kids in this community, and you just fear for them," she said. "You always do what's best for your children."

Another resident said Monday that she felt Guay deserved a second chance, but she spoke on condition of anonymity because she feared reprisals from neighbors.

Some outsiders are more forthcoming.

Conrad Mandsager of Nottingham worked for Prison Fellowship _ a faith-based group that helps parolees find jobs _ in the 1980s.

Mandsager said he took in a violent criminal to live with his family of five in 1988. Sentenced for attempted murder and kept in solitary confinement for his role in a prison riot, the man turned his life around while living with Mandsager and working at a job through the Prison Fellowship, Mandsager said.

He disagrees with Chichester officials who say Guay would do better in a city with more jobs and other resources.

"You create more opportunities for problems by putting (convicts) in a larger city where there's no accountability," Mandsager said. He expects better results in a home like Pinckney's, "where there's accountability and care and love for the guy."

Little love for Guay is expected Tuesday evening, when a large crowd is sure to gather for the regular meeting of the town Board of Selectmen.

Selectman Richard DeBold expects the selectmen to ask state and federal officials to remove Guay _ but he stressed that the selectmen have no legal authority in the matter.

"We have a very small police force with limited resources," DeBold said. "Just knowing those issues, this is not the appropriate place for (Guay)."

["New England pastor houses child killer, riles town"; Published - Mar 17 2009 05:31PM EST; By TRAVIS ANDERSEN - Associated Press Writer; [Onsite Options / Permissions: Email... Share... Facebook... MySpace... delicious... digg... reddit... StumbleUpon... twitter]

Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama... pursue every legal avenue... to block AIG bonuses... Obama... Small business engine... You Tube

["Obama: 'pursue every legal avenue' to block AIG bonuses"; as submitted to You Tube by VoiceofAmericans2008 on 3/16/09;]

["Obama: Small business engine for job creation!"; as submitted to VoiceofAmericans2008 on 3/16/09;]

Peace, Love, Equality and Humane Justice,


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Great Parade... Congrats and Thank You...

[Photo by BF]

Wonderful day for a parade.

Wonderful turnout.

Congrats to the AOH, the City of Kingston and everyone else that was involved / present!