I have lived at 26 Sanders Farm Drive for five years. For five years I have walked my shih tzu behind my house. It has been a routine daily event. Until now. And you understand precisely the facts that surround this disgraceful situation created by your employee and your pathetic decisions. You are utterly ignorant about common decency. In fact, you possess zero common decency.
As I was returning to my residence yesterday your female employee began screaming at me from the window of Shah Law Firm. This undisciplined and hysterical woman did not possess the civility to simply exit your business and address me directly. I did not understand her language. Given the fact that when there is incoherent screaming from an individual at a distance no understanding is possible. This is your unstable employee and she requires long-term psychiatric care and counseling. You do, as well.
Approximately 30 minutes later two Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies knock on my door. Next to their vehicle is the animal control vehicle. These deputies demanded I relinquish my dog using belligerent, unprofessional rhetoric. I refused -- and informed both that they'd have to kill me to take my dog from me. A dog nobody wanted when I adopted him from Lollypop Farm Humane Society in 2011. The deputies departed. My neighbor is a witness to this confrontation and he was sickened and alarmed by this official response from the government.
I immediately called the Sheriff's Office and spoke to the officer with supervisory responsibility over these officers. He assured me they would not return and that it is a terrible situation that should have been avoided with simple communication from the accusatory party. That is YOU, Neeraj Shah. Your character is bankrupt because you fail to recognize the value of communication and conversation. In the United States of America we don't waste the resources of the police and exploit the power of the police without a first attempt at communication. All you had to do was knock on my door. Do you get it?
I will explain the United States of America to you.
In the United States of America, we believe in freedom. In the United States of America we believe the police power is appropriately deployed against criminals posing a threat to innocent Americans -- murderers, terrorists, rapists, arsonists, kidnappers, drunk drivers and other felony-level degenerates. In the United States of America we believe in the rights granted to us by God in the U.S. Constitution. I've seen this document up-close in my former place of employment as a U.S. House and U.S. Senate staffer on Capitol Hill. I advise you to read the U.S. Constitution and I am confident your feeble mind will utterly fail to understand its perfect explication of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I also direct you to read the work of the brilliant political scientist James Q. Wilson to properly appreciate the police power and criminal behavior. He is the foremost proponent of the "broken windows" theory of criminal behavior. You have no ability to recognize criminal behavior.
I have never been arrested, charged, convicted of a single crime in my entire 52 years. Yet I found myself in a direct confrontation with two Monroe County's Sheriff's deputies because you are an ignorant, unstable dunce incapable of communication. You are an appalling representation of government force and a disgusting excuse for a human being.
Tell me: What is on this property behind my house that defines it as pristine example of nature? It is a collection of weeds, bushes and rocks that slopes downward to the point where a major excavation is required to build any structure upon it. It is a wasteland. No one will ever mistake it for Augusta National Golf Club. Incidentally, Augusta National is where my fellow Americans and I watch The Masters every year.
You must dedicate yourself to the aforementioned common decency and attempt to develop a character that defines the good heart. I am absolutely positive you will fail to achieve such a sterling level of personal comportment given your contemptible, miserable existence.
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Penfield, New York
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Freedom Lies In Being Bold — Robert Frost
It is a disgraceful confession. The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. Yet 5+ years later this unreconstructed communist Seeger is delusional. He is living in a permanent Nineteen Eighty-Four where 2 + 2 = 5. Nineteen Eighty-Four is the most powerful explication of communist terror ever written. Seeger is a proponent of such terror.
Seeger is the appalling representation of a murderous ideology that forced the United States into confrontation with the Soviet Union that nearly resulted in the activation of the nuclear codes. He is a relic. On January 18, 1962, President John F. Kennedy asked for Cold War clarification about his unilateral power to launch a nuclear strike:
"Assuming the information from a closely guarded source causes me to conclude that the U.S. should launch an immediate nuclear strike against the Communist Bloc, does the JCS Emergency Actions File permit me to initiate such an attack without first consulting with the Secretary of Defense and/or the Joint Chiefs of Staff?"
The White House response to Soviet SS-4 and SS-5 surface-to-surface missiles in Cuba provoked the autocratic prison fortress of China to assert in its official propaganda organ People's Daily: "650,000,000 Chinese men and women were standing by the Cuban people." This threatening language is from a country with 15,000,000+ famine deaths from 1959 to 1961.
In the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and other communist interments the cult of personality is a constant, revolting presence. Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and blood-stained Marxists are impaled upon monuments for posterity. It is impossible to deny that reality.
I introduce Senator Tony Avella of Whitestone, Queens. From "The Cuomo Bridge? Top Law Maker Has Idea For New Tappen Zee" in the Democrat & Chronicle by Jon Campbell on June 20:
From "Pete Seeger's All-American Communism" in The Atlantic by David A. Graham on January 29, 2014:
"As late as the 1970's, in his column in the left-wing folk magazine Sing Out!, Seeger was giving space to horrifying ideas. Dealing with the case of Wolf Biermann, a socialist singer expelled from East Germany for dissidence, he gave space to correspondents arguing that there might appropriately be limits on what artists should say in an ideal Marxist regime. In 1999, he accepted an award from Fidel Castro's regime."
From "Stalin's Songbird" in The Guardian by David Boaz on April 14, 2006:
"The New Yorker has another of its affectionate profiles of old Stalinists, this time the folk singer Pete Seeger. A regular old American, they say, a guy who would stand by the side of the road at 85 holding up a sign reading simply 'Peace.' A 'conservative' really, who 'believes ardently in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.' And over the years he sang for peace, and for civil rights, and for the workers. And he built his own house on a hilltop. What's not to like?"
"Somehow, though, they didn't quite find room to detail Seeger's long habit of following the Stalinist line. Take the best example, his twists and turns during the FDR administration. Seeger tells Wilkinson that when he was at Harvard during the late 1930s he was trying to 'stop Hitler" and he became disgusted with a professor who counseled appeasement. Maybe so. But after the Hitler-Stalin pact, he and his group of Almanac Singers put out an album titled Songs of Joe Doe that called Franklin D. Roosevelt a warmongering lackey of JP Morgan."
"As the ex-communist scholar Ronald Radosh puts it. 'Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam.'"
"Seeger is not the only aging Stalinist to get the misty-eyed treatment from elite journalists. It's a staple of the New York Times and other eastern establishment journals: features on communist summer camps or communists old folks' comes or communist schools in Greenwich Village ('the Little Red School House for little Reds.'); profiles of aging but still feisty communist journalists; glowing obituaries of lifelong communists who 'championed civil liberties.'
"And it's an appalling double-standard. Imagine a morally neutral affectionate profile of a nostalgic 80-year-old Nazi. It doesn't happen, it wouldn't happen. We're still making movies about the crimes of Nazism, a totalitarian regime that lasted 12 years, while you can count on the fingers of one hand the Hollywood movies about the bloody 70-year rule of the Communist Party. Alan Charles Kors, the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, wrote recently. 'We rehearse the crimes of Nazism almost daily, we teach them to our children as ultimate historical and moral lessons, and we bear witness to every victim. We are, with so few exceptions, almost silent on the crimes of Communism.'"
From "The Gulag Archipelago" in The New York Times by Stephen F. Cohen on June 16, 1974:
"Solzhenitsyn has recreated the history between 1918 and 1956 of 'that amazing country of Gulag, which though scattered in an archipelago geographically was, in the psychological sense, fused into a continent -- an almost invisible, almost imperceptible country inhabited by the zek people [prisoners] ' . . . Archipelago refers to the far-flung system of forced labor camps run and augmented by the secret police and its institutions, whose prisoner population grew from small numbers after the revolution of 1917 to 12 to 15 million (about half 'politicals') at any one time by the 1940's. Gulag is the acronym of the central office that administered the camps."
From "The Forgotten Millions" in The Atlantic by Jonathan Rauch in December, 2003:
"Hoping to do better, in 1993 Congress and President Bill Clinton authorized the construction, on public land but with private funds, of a national memorial to honor the victims of communism. The act cited 'the deaths of over 100,000,000 victims in an unprecedented imperial holocaust,' and resolved that 'the sacrifices of these victims should be permanently memorialized so that never again will nations and peoples allow so evil a tyranny to terrorize the world.' The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation than set out to raise $100 million, or a dollar per victim. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum cost $168 million, so $100 seem reasonable."
100,000,000 million victims is certification for communism as the ideological pandemic of the 20th century. The ideology is unrivaled in its totalitarian combination of atrocity, betrayal, fraud, deceit and government surveillance methods employed by agents of the state. It is The Evil Empire:
"Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness -- pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination on all peoples of the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world." — President Ronald Reagan, March 8, 1983, National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando, Florida
Perhaps you, Tony, can use your sweeping historical knowledge and mental powers of persuasion to nominate an individual other than Seeger. An individual who best represents your special methods of rumination and contemplation. Like Maximilien Robespierre.
I am disgusted with the pathetic obsession to name public works after human beings, living or deceased. It is a divisive and inessential exercise that drives news media attention toward the legacy of the proposed person. No human being is universally admired and beloved.
I make one exception for my Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. As Giovanni da Verrazzano never raised the top income tax to 15.35 percent, never signed a capital punishment bill, never purchased an Emperors Club VIP escort, never told state legislators they clap like monkeys, never secured $100,000 from taxpayers to build a "skateboard park" in Albany, never allocated $125,000 to an "educational oyster garden" in Queens, never schemed "Of Counsel" for Weitz & Luxenberg, and never joined the largest statewide database of public officials convicted of corruption from 1976 to 2010: 2,522.
And never met Tony Avella. From Avella's ludicrous, towel-snapping official biography:
"Tony also led the citywide fight against overdevelopment [sic], the proliferation of McMansions, and other major abuses of the City's building and zoning codes. In an effort to preserve the unique residential character and quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the City, Tony helped created new zoning districts such as R2A, which prevents the constructions of McMansions."
It is a obnoxious and offensive concoction dispatched by a leftist dunce to demean homes bought by the upwardly-mobile and successful. This faux Frank Lloyd Wright of Whitestone believes he's the architectural arbiter of every neighborhood in Queens. It's his self-appointed role, and is that reality acceptable my fellow New Yorkers? Do you condone his preening elitism? Is Senator Avella of Architectural Digest qualified to appraise your home?
Avella is chairman of the do-nothing Senate Children and Families Committee. This committee must be abolished. It is pathetic pandering. It is a waste of limited taxpayer dollars. It does nothing to advance critical legislation through the Senate such as comprehensive reform to our Stakhanovite tax laws and Maoist state economy.
"Klein charged equally for the big – like a $27,743 tab at the steakhouse in Yankee Stadium for a fundraiser – and the small, including $4.41 at Dunkin' Donuts for a 'breakfast meeting.'
"The slim and trim Klein spent $848.48 at the Savoy restaurant in Albany, listed as a 'conference dinner.'”
TO: Common Cause, NYPIRG, League of Women Voters
"One thousand percent." — Senator George McGovern on his support Senator Thomas Eagleton [The duration of the Eagleton vice presidential candidacy: 18 days]
"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law." — Mayor David Dinkins
"I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her." — Julia Roberts, Notting Hill
"Yes! God damn it! Yes! That is why I did it! I'm number five! Are you kidding me? Who do you think you are? I am! Damn it! Right!" — Professional bowler Pete Webber after a strike
"His very first move as executive was to sign Lamar Odom . . . WHO WAS ON CRACK." — Stephen A. Smith, First Take, ESPN, on Phil Jackson as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks
Freedom Lies In Being Bold —Robert Frost
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NOTE: The response from Wegman's is immediate. I was invited to the Wegman's for a meeting with the regional manager. He asked me to explain the story. After the explanation he apologized for the behavior of the employees. And he provided me with a $100 gift certificate.