Christian Meuli’s Annual Permaculture Gathering

Annual Permaculture Gathering

at La Resolana In Edgewood

Saturday, October 5, 2013

12:00 PM             Site Tour

 2:00 PM               Potluck

 3:00 PM               “Trees are Killing our Forests” — George Duda

 4:00 PM               One Minute Announcements

 4:05 PM               “I Started with Nothing but a Dream” — Roger Alink

George retired from the New Mexico State Forestry where he served as our Urban Forester. He continues to actively volunteer throughout New Mexico and will join us on the site tour at noon to identify the differences between drought stress and disease in pinon and juniper trees. He will present his video “Trees Are Killing Our Forests!” before entertaining questions.

Roger is Founder and Director of Wildlife West Nature Park, an un-releasable native animal zoo in Edgewood. He taught for ten years at my alma mater, Valley HS, before beginning WLW in 1992 “because I didn’t know any better.” He is a passionate teacher of young adults and a long-practicing rainwater harvester. WLW also holds a number of musical and other community events.

This free permaculture gathering will include a site tour of evolving passive rainwater harvesting practices (including culverts) and George will show us how he reads the effects of drought on trees while identifying pests and diseases.

Please bring friends and children, your favorite dish to share and your finest sunhat. Please car pool and leave pets at home.

Take I-40 to Exit #187 (25 miles east of Albuquerque and 8 miles west of Moriarty). At the end of the off-ramp, go south two blocks to the stoplight at the intersection with H #333 (Smith’s Grocery will be on your left and Walgreens’s on your right). Go straight through the intersection, up the hill on Edgewood H #7 and turn right in ½ mile onto Moriarty Road (now paved!). Go ¼ mile to #24 and turn right into my driveway or go straight ahead down the hill and park on your left.

I look forward to seeing everyone and meeting new people! If you need a map or a timely update, please call me at (505) 281-4871.

                                                                                    Christian Meuli

Intrique In Today’s Talk Radio

The Sean Hannity Show

The Sean Hannity Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bits and pieces of Hannity‘s and the Dickey brothers in-house fights have emerged for a time and now it appears the egg has cracked.  That is, Hannity will have nothing to do with Cumulus radio in the future.  According to what you may read or hear, both sides believe the advantage is on their side, with some accusing the Dickeys of trying to end the life of conservative talk radio, while others feel the Dickeys are hastening the demise of their portion of the prize.

The American Spectator through just published the following article where the blame and stupidity falls on the Dickeys.  There is a link to the complete story at the end of the quoted narrative:

Hannity Fires Lew Dickey

Sean Hannity has fired Lew Dickey.

So says Inside Music Media’s Jerry Del Colliano in this post today. Del Colliano reports:

Sean Hannity gave Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey a taste of his own medicine.

He fired Cumulus.

Rejected an offer to extend his contract.

And, according to sources, said the company treats its employees “like dirt, s..t, subhuman.”

Talkers, the talk radio inside guide has even more inside detail — detail that makes perfect sense here in this corner where we have written repeatedly about the Dickey brothers and their relationship with talk radio.

The idea of Lew Dickey, says Talkers, is to get rid of Hannity and hire Michael Savage to deliberately sabotage a venue Dickey hates — conservative talk radio. Says Talkers:

Inside and highly reliable sources preferring to remain anonymous indicate to TALKERS that Limbaugh and Hannity are split on this issue with Limbaugh leaning toward staying with Cumulus at this point in the discussions so as to avoid making changes. Adding to the intrigue, last night on his Cumulus radio show, talk host Michael Savage told his listeners that it is most likely going to play out as follows — Hannity will be leaving Cumulus and he (Savage) will be taking over his vacated afternoon show on its stations. Players close to both Hannity and Limbaugh involved in this complicated scenario claim that Savage was put up to this by the Dickey Brothers (Lew and John) themselves as part of an alleged ongoing strategy to devalue the worth of the two hosts (as well as the entire news/talk radio format) in the eyes of the public as well as the advertising community. The point of contention here is that Cumulus has been leaking and overstating claims of Hannity’s so-called ratings decreases and that the company has also overstated the damage caused by the Sandra Fluke incident in terms of how it applies to their larger financial challenges pinning far more of the blame on Limbaugh than is deserved. According to del Colliano, Hannity is fed up with the Dickey Brothers and the alleged bullying culture of Cumulus Media saying privately, “The Dickey Brothers are the single worst operators in the history of radio.”

What Talkers does not ask is this question:

Punch Here For the Rest

This Guy: Did You Know

Steve Jobs

He wasn’t without warts as he impregnated an on again … off again girlfriend he had known since secondary school days.  He was slow to give attention to his daughter born of that temporary union, and he married another woman and had two children from his one and only marriage.  Eventually, Jobs and his first daughter shared a great amount of time together.

What about his religion?  Well Jobs said he was a Buddhist,  but some who have penned articles about him have some doubt and believe he was puzzled about his spritual side … or sides, when he passed.

Here is a link to an article from The Christian Post.  Click here for the article

Left Wing Evangelicals Try Scripture To Attack Conservative Christians

The quoted narrative below comes from and it was penned by Michael Patrick Leahy.


Predictions that the United States is in danger of becoming a religious theocracy took an interesting turn on Monday when a supporter of the George Soros backed Evangelical Immigration Table invoked the Gospel in a Washington Post op-ed denouncing opponents of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

Reverend Michael Wilker, pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. where the Evangelical Immigration Table held a public prayer service on July 24, wrote that “[w]e are announcing the Gospel that welcomes the stranger and we will denounce those that block immigration reform.”

Wilker’s call for the denunciation of opponents of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill was greeted with alarm by evangelical leaders who oppose the bill for policy reasons and reject the claim it reflects biblical principles.

“The rebuke of Rev. Wilker is ironic,” Kelly Monroe Kullberg, editor and co-author of Finding God at Harvard and organizer of Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, an informal coalition that opposes the “Gang of Eight” bill, told Breitbart News. “Not only does the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill not reflect balanced, biblical teaching, but the behavior, money trail and political tactics of its so-called ‘evangelical’ cheerleaders are unkind and unbiblical, as well.”

“It’s not clear why an ultra liberal Lutheran clergy should claim to speak for evangelicals in any sense,” Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy told Breitbart News. Tooley noted that Wilker’s “shrill denunciation of any political resistance to his insistent immigration agenda as anti-Gospel just illustrates an old time Social Gospel redefinition of Christianity in political rather than spiritual terms.”

While some leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table have at times carefully parsed their words to give the impression that they were not calling for the passage of “immigration reform” specifically detailed in the “Gang of Eight” bill, Wilker was less cautious.

Follow the link below for the rest of this story:

Left Wing Evangelicals Invoke Gospel to Denounce All Amnesty Opponents.

From Sierra County Patriots

Howdy Patriots!
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Las Cruces Tea Party General Meeting will be held this Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Mountain View Christian Church at 231 Three Crosses Avenue in Las Cruces.

The special guest speaker will be Congressman Steve Pearce.  Get there early and bring your friends. 
Send the invitation to your email list.  This is a change from our usual meeting night.  This will be conducted similar to a Town Hall format and there will be a question and answer period.
Email me if you are interested in going down and maybe some folks can carpool.  We have to participate and keep up the momentum!!!!
1)  Pam Wolfe with American’s for Prosperity did an AWESOME job presenting economics trends in the US and NM and how we can get involved…will we???  We had a great turn out and would like to thank Patrick Kohs and the Sentinel for sharing our cause with the community.  She will be doing a Social Media 101 Class soon so keep your eye out! I know we never pay you much Pam but know you are making a difference in the Conservative movement in Truth or Consequences!  Come join us if we can get a booth off the ground for Sierra County Fair in October 10-13!  Americans for Prosperity is having a conference in the last weekend of August in Orlando!!
There is a parade in Elephant Butte Saturday September 7th with an adventure theme….be thinking about if this is something we want to participate in and who might step up to the plate to lead it…several team of leaders would be even better.  Again, activities like this get people thinking about the conservative TEA party cause and, with lots of flags, get people thinking about America.
9.11 is coming up, Patriots Day, we might consider a flag wave on that Wednesday.   In DC they are organizing a 1 million muslim march on 9/11…I think we need to give them some competition!!!    Veterans day is coming up as well…be thinking!  We need leaders to step up to lead!
The Sierra County fair is coming up this fall, October 10-13, and it would be great to have a booth so we need to start planning soon….decorating it and manning it and womening it.  We need leaders to step up to lead!  I will be out of town but can help put things together.
It is a great opportunity to interact with the community and share what the TEA Party is all about.  We can also encourage folks to register to vote….the next election is just a little over a year away.  Maybe Pam will join us as well : )  Her game show spinner was a hit at the Fiesta!
5)  Please consider signing this petition online!
God bless and keep marching!  Please send this out to your email buddies….Liberals too!  : )  I imagine those that did not read the healthcare bill are wondering why this is all screwed up and they may give you an ear instead of an earful!!!  : )
 Email me if you are interested in going to Las Cruces tomorrow and email me if you are interested in leading a team or want to be on a team for the upcoming events!!!!        mario

Fast & Furious Still Killing

The Obama administration has not, and apparently will not, coöperate with members of congress in getting to the bottom of the cesspool commonly known as Fast and Furious.  Additionally, members of congress seem content with letting the Benghazi investigation lie fallow, instead of harvesting the facts to punish those complicit in the murder of Americans in the pigsty formerly known as Libya.

Townhall magazine has published current information on more of the results of what Fast and Furious weapons have managed to mangle or murder.

The following from Townhall magazine was written by Katie Pavlich:

“A month ago, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking why the Department of Justice was covering up deaths and weapons linked to Operation Fast and Furious. The inquiry came shortly after a Mexican police chief and his body-guard were killed by cartel members using Fast and Furious guns. “Since the beginning of this investigation, we have followed the link between Fast and Furious weapons and crimes committed on both sides of the border. On numerous occasions we have asked the Department to keep us apprised of Fast and Furious weapon recoveries — especially as they relate to violent crimes,” Grassley wrote. “Despite our repeated requests, it has been over a year since we last heard from the Department on this issue. The Department his from Congress this recent internal trace record showing a link between the murder of a police chief and Fast and Furious. Such actions do little to promote trust between the Department and Congress, and only provide further evidence that the Department is actively trying to conceal all information pertaining to Fast and Furious from Congress.”

To see the remainder of this story click here.

Still Checking Everything You Do

The following comes from The Patriot Post and they report the IRS is continuing their investigation of tea parties citing specific examples of their punishment by delay and other subterfuges.

Congress, at least many who have branded themselves “conservative,” have promised to put a stop to the targeting.  Or as I like to say line up with the law and compel IRS to stop their game of pick and choose, whose gonna’ lose.

News From the Swamp: IRS Targeting Continues


During congressional testimony on IRS political targeting of Tea Party and Patriot groups, an unidentified IRS agent revealed that, three months after the “phony scandal” broke, the IRS is still targeting the Tea Party. “[R]ight now we really don’t have any direction or we haven’t had any for the last month and a half,” the agent said. “At this point I would send [a Tea Party application] to secondary screening, political advocacy.”

In other words, applications for special tax status coming from Tea Party groups are still subject to additional scrutiny because the IRS hasn’t yet established new guidelines. But six weeks ago, acting IRS chief Danny Werfel promised Congress to end the IRS’s “be on the lookout” policy for conservative groups, which had continued into June. Even Barack Obama pledged, “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards, and, going forward, by making sure that the law is applied as it should be — in a fair and impartial way.” Nothing of the sort has happened.

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), chair of the Oversight subcommittee, are demanding that Werfel provide an explanation and a report on corrective action by Friday.

Meanwhile, it turns out that Lois “Plead the Fifth” Lerner was using a private email account to conduct her official duties. Needless to say, the Obama administration’s espoused virtue of transparency is not a byproduct of such behavior. Lerner isn’t the only Obama bureaucrat to have used private email, either. Since her admission of the targeting, followed by her refusal to testify, she remains on paid vacation. And she’s demanding immunity in exchange for testimony.

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Editor’s Note

After recent changes at The Patriot Post, some readers have asked what happened to our PDF format. We opted to discontinue the PDF, but we plan to release a new and improved printer friendly version that will look and function much like the PDF. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

And a correction: In Monday’s Digest, we inadvertently referred to Rep. James Clyburn as a Republican. He is a Democrat. Our sincerest apologies to the Republican Party and to the voters of South Carolina.