America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-24 months left Jan.29-30,2011 Weekend Edition-Remember 9/11

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Good morning everyone. A quick start. My computer is slow this morning.

Armed Protesters free jailed Militants

The decline of Egypt Am Thinker

Outwitting lethal government policies Am. Thinker

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93 Responses to America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-24 months left Jan.29-30,2011 Weekend Edition-Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    In the old days – the Dem president would juice the economy through the Fed. Since that isn’t possible now, the only thing left is deficit spending…..2 months of ‘JUICE” is all that Zero wants…..not sure why the ‘Pubs are going for a year???

    A little boost in the economy and Zero has a walk in the park

    • edinva says:

      Rav, I just heard that Frank Wolf, (R-10-VA) voted against BOTH the D and the R plans, expressing just what you said (without going into the potential political advantage to O).. he said “what are we doing???” Frank is the last ‘good guy’ in all of NOVA.

  2. The Raven says:

    Yippee….home again…almost……tgif

  3. iamcitizensoldier says:

    Well, I finally figured out how to get started here, hi y’all. My little yorkie is all well for now. I have had an assignment to write a letter to my unborn grandchild and to gether ones from my sisters and brothers so they can be complied in a book with the other family. He is due on 4/1 and it is my first grandchild. I have been dieting for the last month on weight watchers and it has been pretty easy on the new program. I have been getting up and going to daily mass so it is a bit hectic with my husband in NJ for the birth of his daughter’s first child. He has been snowed in like I was in VAB at Christmas. We just found out my hubby’s childhood friend who lives here in Tucson has a brain tumor, atually 5 spots on his brain. They started walking to school in first grade and remained the best of friends since. We could see a change in him when we got here in Oct. Our parish has portraits of the 6 people killed in Tucson in our chapel now until Wednesday for people to pray for. The local radio is talking about a recall petition trying to get traction. Apparently he violated his own dept’s code of conduct. people are still furious at him.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good, good…I just started the latest thread, tho…you’ll find it at the top of the page

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sorry about your husband’s friend, K. Glad you made it to VB recently!

      And a grandchild on the way, too

      I’m reading a book about Lost Plantations in the South…Virginia is covered first…will tell you about one or 2 tomorrow. Remember our old posts about Isle of Wight co, and so on??

  4. redlegduke says:

    Hi Gang!

    This Egypt caper has given me flashbacks to Carter’s assassination of the Shah of Iran and the Iranian people. I was a young Captain in the Wisconsin Guard during his reign of incompetence. I have been trying to make my best friend realize that Obama is not that bright…a good speech reader, but not bright. He is the tool of Soros.

    On a good note, Barb and I went to the new Harbor Freight Store in Amherst this afternoon. They have a 12″ sliding compound cutoff saw on sale. Barb insisted that I buy it. I am going to need it for the corner posts of the raised beds for our garden that we have planned. I didn’t want to buy a new power tool, b…b…but she made me do it! (Sniff!)

  5. mustknowhistory says:

    Melanie Phillips at the UK Spectator has an insightful article on the events in Egypt:

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/6659250/the-arab-world-on-the-brinkbut-of-what.thtml

    From the article:

    The unhappy fact is, however, that in Egypt and Tunisia and elsewhere in the Arab world where ferment is growing against the tyranny of their regimes, the crucial infrastructure of the rule of law, independent judges and police, free press and so on that are the necessary precondition of democracy just don’t exist.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh that is good. Phillips is very sharp…been missing her columns lately.

      Thanks for finding it!

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Right. That’s what Kurtz is saying on NRO — that tribal trumps gov’t., and for anybody to expect that democracy to suddenly spring up where none has ever existed is wishing wildly… πŸ˜‰

    • daaixin says:

      QUITE SO, that Judeo/Christian substrate of mostly ethical government and human rights is foreign to the whole Muslim mentality.

      And, given their emphasis on brutal power, I think it’s highly likely that brutal power will take the most advantage of any chaos . . . and gain more of a foothold.

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Thus as it ever was, thus it will ever be so… πŸ˜‰

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Welcome daa

      We get so comfortable, we forget how unusual thru time and place such a system as ours really is.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      daa and Bit your 2 gravatars reminds me of a recent documentary my husband and I watched…I taped it months ago, and we finally got around to it..

      It was about a famous dogfight over Guadalcanal..the first day of that battle, between a Navy ace in his Wildcat and a Japanese ace in his Zero. Both men amazingly survived their duel but the American went on to crash in the jungle, was rescued by the some of the Solomon Islanders who treated his injuries, and helped him join up with the Marines.

      The Japanese pilot was also terribly injured subsequent to the intense dogfight, but managed to fly back a long distance to Rabal, and then survived the war flying with only the sight of one eye.

      Besides the 2 stories of survival, the documentary also discussed very effectively the differences in the 2 airplanes. The Zeros because of their very poor armor would not hold up well in what became a war of attrition.

  6. Molly Pitcher says:

    lysie, ALL

    My PBS station is carrying this right now:…Pioneers of television Apparently last week’s show was on Westerns!

    If interested, check your local listings…

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Afternoon all…

    Nita, sorry to read about your neighborhood fire.

    Bit,lysie; All Redleg Duke has been added as a user…hasn’t tried to comment yet tho..

  8. Nita says:

    Had a house fire in our neighborhood early this morning. One deceased and one in grave condition. The house involved was the former house of my best friend growing up.

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  10. Jemian says:

    Good morning!

    Today’s picture is of Bear Lake.

  11. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning ED, Raven;lysie;prairie;Bit;Jemian;tillacum;MustKnowHistory;queenie;Bev;Nita;ALL

    Those are good questions Raven…it certain seems to be handing the Dems the Distraction Tactic which they already monopolize effectively as it is…

  12. The Raven says:

    Zero logged in with over three trillion in new debt – none of which was social security and now the Pubs want to touch the third rail out of the box.

    Easy pickin’s for the Dems.

    Why not repeal the liberal garbage first?

  13. Prairie says:

    Hi folks, we arrived at our driving destination safely. I’m off to put my feet up, have a good evening everybody.

  14. Bitwhacker says:

    [ Up to 21 Users and climbing… πŸ˜‰ ]

  15. bevlarz says:

    Lysie – time is getting away from me and I have got to get into the kitchen. I need to read the “newbie” section before I try to post a recipe. Can you do it for me this time? Thanks….(HUGS) B

  16. Molly Pitcher says:

    From NRO:

    Stratfor, the news analysis service, is now reporting the following, which it states is from its source in Hamas but which it has not confirmed. It is consistent with other reports that the Egyptian police have melted away:

    The Egyptian police are no longer patrolling the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt and are closely collaborating with the MB [Muslim Brotherhood]. The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.

  17. Molly Pitcher says:

    Boy, does this article about dishwasher detergent hit home! For a long time now I’ve taken advantage of the “Water Miser” setting on my dishwasher. No more, as still using my old brand, it doesn’t work anymore…Now I have to use regular setting to get my dishes clean, and even then it’s iffy…what’s next: Using the Pots and Pans setting to wash already rinsed dishes and glasses???!! This is ridiculous!

    Another win for the Greenies

    • lysie says:

      Funny you should post that. I read that article earlier. A few minutes ago I emptied the dishwasher. On one of the dishes I noticed something..not much , but something.

      The idiots don’t realize that I now will be using much more water rinsing /spot cleaning the dishes longer …before they go in the dishwasher.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Exactly! Another saving feature I still use is No Heat Dry…

      The only variable that’s changed the past few months is what’s IN the detergent…Dang!

    • lysie says:

      I use the no heat dry setting as well.

      Before long the idiots will have us cleaning our clothes by beating them on rocks. Then again, they may say rocks have feelings.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      I remember when trisodium phosphates were present in laundry detergents. This chemical was banned from laundry soaps in the 1980’s. Quite honestly, I am surprised that it took so long go ban TSP from dish washer detergents.

      Maybe you can buy some powdered TSP at the hardware store and add a little to your current dish soap?

    • mustknowhistory says:

      From this website:

      comes this bit of info:

      Please be very careful if you’re going to use this product in your dishwasher. Too much of it, or leaving it sitting in your washer, will leave some damage. It can easily etch metal or discolor a lot of materials.

      However, if you have hard water and your dishwasher is leaving residue or even food, you will probably see improved performance if you add some of this. I suggest you add as little as possible, and adjust as needed. I’ve put about half a teaspoon on top of the detergent, and it’s deployed at the right time in my cycle. It simply makes my dishwasher work again.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Uh Oh. Didn’t know the link would look like that. Maybe one of the moderators needs to delete that picture?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I deleted it, but it looked all right…just took me to my Amazon page!

      That might work, yes…TSP…I used to use that product to add to detergent to help take of old wallpaper…it cut thru the old wallpaper paste very well.

      Good idea! Thanks…I probably still have some in the basement..

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Thank you! I was afraid it might look like a paid advertisement and therefore violate some rule somewhere.

  18. queenie says:

    Of Tigers and Tails…..

    Oh, good. An article about AUBURN! We haven’t had any of those lately. WAR EAGLE!
    LOL!
    Good morning, everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good afternoon, queenie! I’m trying to catch up this afternoon & finish the past week’s tasks so as to be able to start the next week full speed ahead.

  19. Nita says:

    This is what bothers me about this upheaval in Egypt and the US Response to it.
    I was watching FOX last night (a first for me in a LONG time) and I heard Brett B say that the WH was strategizing all day on what type of response to give Hosnai.

    I think given the volatile state the world is in, the US WH should have an idea on what a response would be. In other words, this unrest is not new (the political instability). I take that response (or late response) to mean we (the WH) are not paying attention, nor strategizing for future events.

    IOW, we are caught sleeping too many times during this administration. Add to that his unemphatic response and we look like a bunch of disaffected losers.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      I agree. I listened to Gibbs’ press conference and then President O’s later remarks.

      During the conference O was criticized more than once for not speaking himself on the subject and for not having spoken to Pres. Mubarak in person.

      So what happens? Two hours later, there is O on the tube in person announcing that he has just spoken to Mubarak.

      (facepalm)

    • tillacum says:

      Nita, I’m afraid we’re in for a James Carter moment. Nobama will allow the Muslim Brotherhood entering Egypt, through Gaza, to overrun the present government and promote their agenda, probably including a leader rather than Murbak. It may take a little time, but this administration, as carter’s did, will sit on his hands, with their heads in the area where the sun don’t shine and allow the radical muslims to overrun Egypt. I personally think we’re in more deep voodoo than a lot of people realize.

    • edinva says:

      This whole situation is so eerily reminiscent of ’79, I can’t even bear to watch the news. It IS a Jimmuh II. But even Jimmuh had an adult or two in the White House. Who do we have now? I can’t think of a single person in this Administration whose judgment we can trust.

      We should have had assets in place for years now, to let us know the evolving situation, and to be prepared to take whatever action would advance the US interests. Instead we’re sitting back watching the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, et al. moving into the leadership. We’ve seen nothing but bumbling. Even with his fawning media, I’m not convinced O can get past this. He is in soooo very far over his head.

  20. Jemian says:

    Of Tigers and Tails

    Oh, good. An article about AUBURN! We haven’t had any of those lately. WAR EAGLE!

  21. tillacum says:

    Good Morning All. Nita, have fun with the pixies. A pinched nerve, neck or lower back? Have it checked dearheart.

    Looks like the people in Egypt are not going to calm down. I also read there was a disturbance in Venesualia outside the Egyptian embassy. Also Saudia Arabia has arrested some dissadents. The muzzies are on the march. We’d better watch the ones we have here.

    • Jemian says:

      Re: Egypt.

      I know this is simplistic, but as far as the US is concerned, why don’t we step back and let them duke it out. When your enemy is fighting amongst themselves, stand back and LET THEM.

      We wouldn’t be worried about this if we were allowed to drill in our waters and in ANWR.

  22. Not gonna take it anymore says:

    That breakfast looks awesome, Lysie. I am starving and it is still o’dark thirty here.

    Happy weekend, everyone.

  23. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning, Jemian, lysie;tillacum;queenie;Nita;Bit;CON;MKH;prairie;ED, All

  24. lysie says:

    Good morning, ladies.
    Beautiful sunrise, Jem. Thanks.
    Nita, feel better so you can have fun with the pixies. They must be getting big.

  25. Jemian says:

    Good morning!

    Today’s picture was taken on January 6, 2011 in Lackagh, Northern Ireland, GB.

  26. Nita says:

    Good morning. Just woke up. Have to find a way to deal with this pinched nerve. Pixies are coming in today to visit. haven’t seen them since New Years Day.

    Wow to the news of Cairo this morning. Heard O’s “guidance” to Hosnai M. I was just cringing because he sounds so robotic.

    Temps are little higher here today so maybe we’ll have a little bit of melting.

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