The Fillmore Ebell Club has disbanded. Our city has lost a good friend which has rendered years of assistance to wide variety civic interests. In parting, the club saw fit to distribute $110,000 to many important city programs and organizations. On behalf of the city the Gazette wishes to thank the club for its many years of important support. Your many civic contributions will be greatly missed.


One important Ebell award went to our library. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I have wanted to correct a small but longstanding and annoying mispronunciation by a library leader. Ms. Walker, the word is library, not “lieberry”. A library is a place for books, whilst a “lieberry” is a prevaricating fruit. Just sayin’.
I’m thinking of starting a new tweek-of-the-week section in the Gazette – contributions welcome.


I don’t often recommend reading material, mostly because I’ve learned that my conservative recommendations are often poorly received. But I’ll try again this week and urge readers to absorb the latest information from Imprimis, a Hillsdale College publication ( The article is entitled “Early Warning: The Continuing Need for National Defense”.

Every American should understand the present, precarious condition of our country’s national defense due to ignorance, neglect, naïveté, and Politically Correct politics. Sensible people should be alarmed; life as we know it could suddenly end.

Brian T. Kennedy, President of The Claremont Institute, discusses the homeland Jihadist threat, the April 16 attack on the Metcalf transmission substation, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) challenges, the Boston attack, and what must be done to prevent these calamities. Kennedy quotes from an 1838 speech by Abraham Lincoln:
“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Kennedy ends with: “As a nation of freemen today, we are courting suicide by ignoring clear and present dangers. Our elected representatives have eyes but do not see, and they have ears but do not hear. We must awaken ourselves, and then awaken them, before it is too late.”

Hillsdale College’s Imrimis is sent, free of charge, to 2,800,000 readers each month.