My trips between NY-19, NY-21 and NY-24 took me directly past the Shrine of the Newest Canonized Saint of the Church Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.

There is not a tour per se but there is a guide to a self tour available at the gift shop

And they were in full Canonization mode

I shot some video of the Chapel

and some stills

Below the Chapel there is an American Indian museum:

I shot this video

and then shot a bit of the grounds

That’s not a grave marker BTW her body is in Canada. Here is the video:

It’s a beautiful place and my final (full-sized) shot will be of the most important words on the grounds

The rest of the photos are below:

Ann Marie Buerkle and Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum prepare for their Town Hall in Clay NY

There are few things more frustrating that being lost 1.1 miles from your destination but here I sit in Kingston NY at a McDonalds Ray Kroc Memorial Media Center having a terrible time finding the Chris Gibson office just a mile away.

The day started strong with an interview with Ann Marie Buerkle’s Campaign Manager David Ray in NY-24

He described Ann as a Great conservative in the NE, facing stiff challenge from a Washington insider well-funded. He calls Ann “the best conservative we have in the North East”, I’m inclined to agree but I wouldn’t limit the description to this area.

I asked about the curious decision of Dan Maffei to skip this town David answered that Congressman Maffei doesn’t want to talk about his record he simply wants to attack. This frankly was the same plan in 2010 and I remember how that ended up.

Meanwhile Ann has been most accessible as she promised this will be her 24th town hall and has continued to fight this crippling debut declaring:

“it immoral to pass on this debt to our children and grandchildren”

The inane attempts to paint the former nurse as “Anti-Women” and “Pro-Rape” have become an absurdity. Another Buerkle Worker Cheryl Job


noted her last Women’s event drew 200 women and I noted her HQ was VERY female.

The full video from the town all will go up later as time doesn’t permit the upload, for now we will say that the event was full of substance and solid questions from voters, which likely explains Congressman Maffei’s absence.

From Clay I headed east and had the pleasure to visit the shrine of the newest Canonized Saint Kateri Tekakwitha:

Again time doesn’t permit me to upload the lot but from the shine I headed east for a meeting in NY-21, when I called 30 min away from the campaign HQ I was told the person I was to meet was not available, so I changed directly south to Kingston and now sit 1.1 miles away from my goal, a Uturn and a slight right in the dark away.

Once I finish my last stop it is a 3 1/2 hour drive home, to drop off my stuff, drive to the car rental place, drop off the car then walk home through the toughest gang and gun infested neighborhood in town.

I’m Sicilian, I should manage, all I have to do is wake up on time tomorrow for the show, that’s the trick.

I’ll post and upload the remainder of the stuff then, but for now, it’s playing find the HQ, wish me luck.

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