America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-24 months left Jan. 24-28,2011 Remember 9/11

Good evening!

I think we need to resurrect the old sign Limbaugh came up with to put on the tv screen years ago for Clinton’s SOTUs….Remember??? Something about lying?

For 0, it would be something like: Fake move to the Center!

Well, it will be good to see Speaker Boehner behind the President.

Friday’s Links

0 presidency continues in dangerous state of denial UK Telegraph

The Proteus President Victor Davis Hanson

The sputnik Fallacy NRO

Fixing Tiles on the Titanic Fred Thompson

Sharks are not dolphins, and Islam is not a religion of peace Am. Thinker

Soc. Sec. goes bankrupt

The decline of Modern Democracy a review of The Servile Mind..Claremont Institute

Newbies’ Corner…Check it out!

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316 Responses to America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-24 months left Jan. 24-28,2011 Remember 9/11

  1. Prairie says:

    Good morning everybody, I’m not sure if this is still the right thread?

    Busy today will check back in today. Happy Weekend everybody!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning prairie, MKH, ALL

      Fascinating photo, MKH… a picture’s worth a thousand words….is that the quote?

      I’m going to get going soon to my exercise place….if I don’t, it’ll be hard to keep from going back to bed and pulling the covers over my head…

  2. mustknowhistory says:

    Check out the historical photos of the graduates of the University of Cairo here:

    The comments at that site are also fascinating.

  3. Molly Pitcher says:

    Goooood Grief! In an uncanny coincidence, TCM is playing The Odessa File tonite.

  4. Bitwhacker says:

    Any more Contestants this week? Anybody have ABG’s e-mail? How about Kurt’s? Just sayin’… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. lysie says:

    I’m going to a birthday party for a few hours. Have a great evening everyone!

  6. Molly Pitcher says:

    Joel Rosenberg at NRO on Egypt and Jordan

    No I didn’t watch Gibbs. Was he as usual: empty dithering…?

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Several reporters were asking why Obama himself was not in front of the cameras. These reporters were dumbfounded to hear that Obama has not been in touch with Mubarak or other world leaders. When asked about the security of US citizens in Egypt, Mr. Gibbs reminded everyone that the state department has issued a travel warning to Egypt.

      The mind boggles. This administration truly thinks that history begins with them.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That HOTAIR link below has a lot of updates…including this:

      Announcement out of Egypt?

  7. mustknowhistory says:

    Zero fooled the electorate in 2008 into thinking he was a moderate. Can he do this again in 2012? After all that he did in 2009 and 2010?

    And the situation in Egypt is reaching critical mass:

  8. Bitwhacker says:

    BTW, if you want something that’s concise and easy-to-read about the Tunisia and Egypt thing, here are 3 links from David Pryce-Jones on NRO:

    The Fundamentals of One-Man Rule
    Tunisia, Put In Perspective and
    ‘The Egyptian Government Is Stable’?


  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    Several days after the SOTU, and lots of post-speech analysis, I’ve come up with this summary of the event:

    Follow Me over the Cliff…Don’t look Down!

    The Tea Party folk, a few of the Rs, certain conservative radio people and writers have been sounding the alarm. A wise electorate responded last November, but still 0 & his party, with the strong connivance of its media arm keep playing their siren song.

    Sen. Hatch is reintroducing his Balanced Budget amendment, and claims he has close to the needed votes for its passage. We shall see. We need more grown-ups who tell us we can/should govern ourselves…as Paul Ryan spoke of it the other night. His is the true song, not 0’s…

    • edinva says:

      Good morning, everyone

      I was just reading the Krauthammer column “Old Obama in New Clothing” posted at ATRW at the other site. All I can think is that by using blue smoke and mirrors to seem more conservative, all we have is a new empty suit. Sorry, I just don’t ‘get’ how people give any kind of job approval to this guy.

      Watching ‘snow showers’ now … no big deal. The DC Metro area schools are all closed for the 2nd day. Few have recuperated from the ridiculously long trek home on Wednesday night. Hundreds of cars abandoned, costing an average of $200 each for towing, plus tickets.

      A friend sent an email about it taking her husband 7 hours to get to their near-in suburban home from his downtown office. Totally lacking in sympathy, I asked why he was even in his car and on the road. He could have taken Metro and walked home, been there in well under an hour. Anyone who’s lived in the DC area for more than one year KNOWS when we get snow warnings how the roads will be. Alas, Spring is only 51 days off.

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Some other observations:

      – Nobama and the Dems refuse to acknowledge that the disastrous mid-term elections (for them) actually happened at all — and it certainly was NOT about people hating NobamaCare (yeah, sure it wasn’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
      – Nobama has officially entered Jimmy Carter II territory, with his own ‘green jobs’, high unemployment, declining revenues and just-over-the-horizon inflation
      – Nobama refuses to accept that Fed spending does not have an endless supply of money to fuel his endless ‘investments.’
      – Paul Ryan has the antidote to this poison, the Dems know it, and they are attacking him accordingly. His rebuttal to the STFU speech was a model of measured sanity in response to the Establishment’s last gasp of logrolling — and I would love to see a 1-on-1 debate between Ryan and The One… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • lysie says:

      A wise electorate responded last November, but still 0 & his party, with the strong connivance of its media arm keep playing their siren song.

      The media has no shame.! Time magazine cover with Reagan and O is proof. Do they thing we are that stupid to believe that there is any similarity?

      Ed, good morning. Do you remember when The Chairman would give abandon your car alerts if it was snowing in D.C?

    • Bitwhacker says:

      The Reagan link is laughable: In one of O’s books, he said he spent the entire decade of the 80’s wishing and hoping that he could reverse every one of Reagan’s decisions. Reagan started a boom that was unprecedented and has never been equaled. Now that Nobama is in power, and doing the exact opposite of Reagan, we are now witnessing the expected results… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I keep hearing Christiane Amanpour throaty, rounded vowels calling the speech “Reaganesque”…..gag!

  10. tillacum says:

    Good Morning Everyone.

  11. Molly Pitcher says:

    Goood morning!

    It appears to be Friday, already…I hope everyone can get where they want to be for the weekend in a timely, safe, and ****free manner, altho that last is questionable, I know….

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  13. tillacum says:

    See y’all tomorrow…I’m really busy in the garage with my “cuts”. I don’t know if insulating them from the heat will help, but hey, why not try. Nite All.

  14. conserve says:

    I am all for carbon dioxide I love trees and plants.

  15. Molly Pitcher says:

    Mark Levin announces: Americans for Carbon Dioxide!!

    So funny..

  16. Molly Pitcher says:

    Evening, lysie;littlebears, Bit, ALL

    The Recent Comments section on the right of the page is very handy! But the list seems longer than’s been usual, it seems to me….was it reset? If so I think it’s great!

  17. 4littlebears says:

    Hi all! just dropping by to spread a little sunshine….

  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    lysie…How do you want me to handle the links on the Weekend days? The same way as today & yesterday…or separate posts down below your intro…Makes no diff to me.

  19. tillacum says:

    It’s a bit cool in central Texas. In a little while I’ll be in the garage and work on my future agro pots. The insulation foam I’m putting on them make interesting designs. We’ll see what they look like when splotch painted.

    • 4littlebears says:

      Morning everyone! The 4 little bears LOVE the weather, but I’m not sure about it. Ed had to stay at work last night because his assistant said she was going home in the snow. I don’t blame her, but he opened at 9 am. He left at 7:30 when the ompany said to close the store and it took him until midnight make a ( at the longest time) 30 minute drive. He was supposed to be home today and tomorrow, but of course, she called out today.
      Tim is trying his best to shovel the driveway and sidewalks. Anywhere I shoveled last night, it turned to ice this morning! I love snow and winter but not when Ed has to work! HOB
      PS Jem, prayers for your friends.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, ladies.

  20. Jemian says:

    Obama and the Pope were at Yankee Stadium last year. At one point the Pope turned to Obama and said, “Do you know, that with one wave of my hand I can get this whole crowd on their feet, cheering and yellings and screaming in happy jubilation.”

    Obama replied, “That’s quite a statement. I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think you can do it with just one wave of your hand.”

    The Pope said, “Wanna bet?”
    And a one hundred dollar wager was laid.

    Then, the Pope raised his arm and backhanded Obama across the face and off the stage.

    The crowd went wild!

  21. Nita says:

    Another snow day for me here. Renata shoveled the sidewalk and had a friend drive her to work. I’ve cleaned off the cars and am waiting for Carlos’ friend to plow me out.
    Have to take Zay to school at noon and he is beyond excited that I am DRIVING him to school instead of having to take the bus. Seriously running out of area to throw the snow. Winter on the east coast, gotta luv it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Molly Pitcher says:

    Those traffic jams in the DC metro area! Those routes are almost unbearable in the best of rush hours…catastrophic in the worst…

    There’s a nice route out of the area which runs west from Wisconsin Ave. over to 495…that can be taken n. to 270, or one can keep on going…the MD countryside is lovely there. I think its called the Potomac River Rd….#190 (?)

  23. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning ALL!

    Pulling myself together here before heading out to eat breakfast with a friend……my 2nd breakfast of the a.m. with friends! LOL

    Heard Dick Morris interviewed…he has another book coming out in the spring.

    He predicts that 0 will be exposed again as a Leftist fraud once 2012 gets closer…

  24. Prairie says:

    HOB! Yay! now I just have to get used to your new screenname, you might have to sign your posts with the old one for a while. Or perhaps the mods could email a list of new names and who they attach to.

    Also welcome CON and EdinVA. Great to have you here.

    Good morning everybody. Our little dinner went well last night, and tonight is a “really be shew” down at the rec hall, should be a big crowd for this semi-pro bluegrass band.

  25. Jemian says:

    Please pray for some friends of mine. The wife was involved in an accident and two people, a 15-year old and a 16-year old, on the motorcycle which caused the crash, have died. This is a vengeful society where my friends live, and where hubby and I usually are, and have been warned by the police that the family of the 16-year old may try to seek revenge.

  26. Jemian says:

    Good morning!

    Today’s picture is from Kenya.

  27. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  28. Bitwhacker says:

    [ We are officially at 20 Users and counting… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

  29. Jemian says:

    On Greta tonight Sarah Palin said something like this: The theme of Caligula’s SOTU was Win The Future, or WTF . Last night’s speech had many WTF moments in it!


    This has absolutely got to be my last post of the evening. Good night.

  30. Bitwhacker says:

    [ Up to 19 Users…do I hear 20?… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

  31. edinva says:

    good evening, all

    Happy to be joining you all at ATRW II. I’d been a lurker for years but am going to try to be active at this new site.

    Enjoying snow here in Northern Virginia … so lovely when looked at thru my home windows, not from inside a car stuck in gridlocked traffic. The govt was closed down 2 hours early, just moving up the normal rush hour, but on nasty roads. Looked up the traffic cams around the area, and amazing how many cars are perpendicular to the flow of traffic! Looks like most schools in area opening 2 hours late tomorrow in DC and nearby burbs. Farther out counties threw in the towel and are closing tomorrow.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi ED! Yes, Jim Cantore is reporting from DC where the snow is thickly falling. My cousin s.w. of there is getting it good., too. Be safe!

      So glad you’re here.

    • Jemian says:

      I understand our pres, aka Caligula, got stuck in that same traffic and snow. The remainder of my thoughts on this will go unpublished.

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Hi Ed, I am in Gaithersburg, MD every week for a while, I experienced it first-hand tonite… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 4littlebears says:

      Hi ed, Fairfax is closed tomorrow. They closed early. Hubby still not home from work Rt 28 at 7:30 was a parking lot, so he took an alternate route and got to Rt 50 which is still jammed. It’s almost 11 pm.

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Just got done talking to a guy who comes in from North Jersey via train and then drives a rental car up from Dulles. Took him 5 hours just to get to Gaithersburg, MD. His only desire was that they have his fillet mignon when he arrived; alas, they were sold out of almost everything, had to suffer with the salmon steak (which is quite good, btw, but he is a beef kinda guy)… It looks like I left work at the perfect time, and it also looks like I will be working from the hotel tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. lysie says:

    In the article Not a Winning Speech by Stephen Hayes, I like this description: It was a quintessential Washington display โ€“ it was completely meaningless, editorial boards and Washington chin-strokers loved it, and politicians could congratulate one another on their own courage. At least it didnโ€™t cost any money.

    Yup! Hayes got that right.

  33. Nita says:

    Sorry I can’t be here more often. Between battling all these crazy snow storms, new programs we are trying to iron out at work, waiting for people to “answer the mail”, I’m plum tuckered out at night and find it difficult to compose a comprehensible thought. I love the new place and check in everyday when I can.
    More S#!+ storm tonite into tomorrow and I’ll have Zay tomorrow.
    Do I hear the crack of the bats YET???

  34. lysie says:

    Oh my gosh. I’m watching Daniel Boone with Fess Parker on WHT network. George Gobel is in that episode. I haven’t thought of him in years.

  35. Molly Pitcher says:

    This is from NRO’s Corner:

    Hollywood and History
    January 26, 2011 2:33 P.M.
    By Andrew Stuttaford
    Writing in the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum discusses the response to The Way Back, the new film by Peter Weir (Gallipoli, Master and Commander) that tells a story of an escape from the Gulag. This caught my eye:

    I havenโ€™t found any reviews, so far, that hail this as Hollywoodโ€™s first Gulag movie, perhaps because hardly anyone noticed that there werenโ€™t any before. Weir told me that many in Hollywood were surprised by the story: Theyโ€™d never heard of Soviet concentration camps, only German ones. โ€œIf you need to explain what a film is about,โ€ the film is in trouble โ€“ and this one almost was. Weir had difficulties getting it distributed and some problems explaining the final scene to his financial backers.

    Yet that final scene is exactly what makes this movie โ€œrealโ€: Instead of returning home at the end of his harrowing journey, the hero is shown โ€œwalkingโ€ across time โ€“ across the Soviet occupation of Central Europe, across the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Prague Spring of 1968 โ€“ finally returning home to Poland only after communism collapses. The absence of an instant happy ending also bothered some of the filmโ€™s reviewers, even though, in โ€œreal life,โ€ there were no happy endings for anyone who lived in the eastern half of Europe after the end of the Second World War. People who escaped from the Gulag, survived the war or evaded the Holocaust didnโ€™t necessarily live happily ever after. Perhaps thatโ€™s a truth too difficult to learn from a movie.

    Somehow I suspect that the problem with that truth is not that it is โ€œdifficultโ€ in any intellectual sense, but that it raises too many awkward questions about how twentieth century history is currently understood.

    • lysie says:

      Somehow I suspect that the problem with that truth is not that it is โ€œdifficultโ€ in any intellectual sense, but that it raises too many awkward questions about how twentieth century history is currently understood.

      Yes, and how public education fails to teach history properly. It’s hard for some to believe that there is more to history than the Viet Nam war.

  36. Molly Pitcher says:

    Afternoon, all…

    I’ve been listening to Ryan’s speech. It’s just excellent…miles above 0’s in depth and content…and it was only 10 min or so!!

    What a contrast!

    Basically Ryan says: We need to govern ourselves individually and in our communities….

  37. Jemian says:

    I am so glad to see more people here and active. Great! Glad to have you.

    Today… I am off my diet. Maybe it is just an allergy but I have given the day over to comfort food. I’ll stay close to Atkins for the most part, but I did use some flour in the cream of mushroom soup. I used about ½ cup of flour, that is about 114 calories. But it is off Atkins and definitely not on the very low calorie diet. But it did feel good in my throat and the heat was great for the head.

  38. queenie says:

    Welcome mustknowhistory!
    (I have a new name over here…….It’s LBKQ at FR/ATRW.)

    Looking forward to your additions.

  39. Prairie says:

    Bit, the STFU speech…..LOL!

    Welcome Must Know History and any other folks who’ve signed up and I haven’t said HI to.

    Having dinner guests tonight so I’ve been preparing food. Nothing fancy, beef stew, cornbread, cole slaw and a frozen ice cream-like dessert I make that has cream cheese in it. Cookies and/or biscotti to go with the frozen dessert.

    • lysie says:

      Yum. Sounds good Prairie. Have fun.

    • tillacum says:

      Ice cream with cream cheese in it? Will you share.

      I’ve been busy today..don’t ask, yes please do. I’ve been working in the garage with my cut off water line “pots”. They are the pieces the waterline people cannot use when they come to the end of whatever they need connecting to and have to cut off a piece of waterline. They are 6 to 12 inches in diameter.
      Whenever they have a piece and someone is in their yard, I’ll ask for the cut.
      Today I made a strawberry stand. Cut hoes in the 6 inch pipe, sanded the outside and sprayed insulation on the outsides. I was making 2 inch holes for the strawberries, and doggone, the “drill” began holding the cut off piece in the drill. It took me quite some time to take the pieces out and drill another hole. I need to find a better way to drill holes in the other 6 inch cutoffs. After the insulation hardens I’ll spraypaint the insulation different colors of beige through beiges and browns, even a bit of gold, just for kicks. Getting ready for spring planting.

  40. tillacum says:

    Looks like we’re gaining some people, YIPPEE

  41. Bitwhacker says:

    [ We are officially up to 18 Users now… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

  42. Molly Pitcher says:

    Will have to update the links above later…..

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