America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-23 months left March 26-27, 2011 Weekend Edition-Remember 9/11

Calypso Louie Farrakhan is a tad ( to put it mildly) upset with Obama. CLF thinks Obama was selected to be the first Jewish President. Oy Vey!

Welcome to the weekend thread. Please post news articles and other intersting items.

Weekend Links

The Battle of Tralfagar Square GB coming unglued…

Pres. Bush runs the gauntlet… Am. Thinker

Islamist group is rising power in the new Egypt

Kinetic Islam… PJM

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54 Responses to America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant-23 months left March 26-27, 2011 Weekend Edition-Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:


    VCU beats Kansas in the battle for Final Four spot. “Brackets” has no winners.

  2. mustknowhistory says:

    Some people are sure talented.

    This was posted over at Hot Air:

    You can call me Lincoln, Ike, JFK or FDR
    But those whose path I follow, well we all know who they are
    Reverend Wright and Sol Alinsky, Comrade Marx and Mr Ayers
    Taught me how to make you think that I’m the answer to your prayers
    So look into my eyes, my Hopey Changey eyes
    While I charm you with my honey coated teleprompted lies
    I’ll promise you the moon and stars until we’re all agreed
    That everything that’s yours is mine, cause that’s the change we need

    Heckle on March 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM

  3. The Raven says:

    Why don’t we get tough with those demonstrators? If they are breaking things, we can shoot them. It’s OK to kill Marxists (they’ll kill us when they get in charge) We’re not like Kadafi

  4. mustknowhistory says:

    Indiana Held Hostage – Day 35.

    Just checking in.

  5. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning everyone, lysie, Jemian, Bev, ED, Bit, till, MozartLover, WHK, queenie, prairie,Raven, Nita, Raven, Bev, jtill

    The recent frigid temps have about done me in…Thank goodness it’s been very sunny, tho.

    ED you had **** in your forecast!

    And Jemian you had some turbulent weather pass thru your neck of the woods yesterday

    I agree, MozartLover Somehow, Ferrara was not so antagonizing as a lot of libs…..

    • Jemian says:

      Yes, we did, but it didn’t come here. We had some thunderstorms but they were just the normal run-of-the-mill stuff and brought much needed rain. The sky is cloudy again to day and we’re supposed to have on-again-off-again rain through Monday.

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  7. tillacum says:

    TOBY, TOBY, Happy Birthday!!! with many more to follow.

  8. Prairie says:

    Good night all.

  9. The Raven says:

    Pretty soon it’s time to get to work (President 2012)

    Rush thinks the race is all about Obama….but how about if we get someone to get rid of the progresissve tax and a Constitution fix to prevent Marxists, socialists, Democrats, et al from plaing games….like a individual tax cap and a natioanl spending cap. What ya think?

    • edinva says:

      I agree that it will be about Obama the way ’08 was about Bush. I’d never underestimate Team Brackets, tho. They are always on a mission. Republicans run campaigns. Big difference. The GOP needs passion and a clearly articulated political philosophy to coalesce around. Not the usual ‘conventional wisdom’ from DC.

      We will have to choose our nominee carefully. And no one ever called Republican voters cohesive. S/he would do well to raise one or two key issues the people can relate to directly, and show how the Obama Administration has worked against the voters’ interests on those issues.

      One, of course, would be their wallets. S/he could emphasize the jobs that were not created because of various EPA regulations, or Executive Orders and how companies feared hiring new employees because of the effects of those regulations and EOs.

      A cap on taxes sounds good until you get it taken apart limb by limb, same with spending limit. You’d hear how if the fed tax is frozen, state and local taxes would rise, that it would (of course) be for the rich (who NEVER pay their fair share). The Republicans would oppose a limit on spending in case we had to expand our military or for a national emergency, the Dems would oppose it as hurting the poor and those dependent on social programs.

      It is past time to look seriously at those ‘entitlements.’ They’re busting the bank. They take up well past half of the national budget, leaving relatively little for discretionary programs

      For generations SS was the ‘third rail of politics, ‘ but it’s become acceptable at least to broach. With that would be the Rx program, Medicare/Medicaid, SSI, and the various welfare programs. An alcoholic or drug addict can walk into an SS office and get on the SSI program. SSI incorporates Medicaid. Instead, we could have a (say) 2 year program to deal with the addiction while supporting the addict financially, but some serious progress would have to be shown at the 2 year mark, not further addiction.

      In a time when resources are scarce, taxpayers begin to resent larger portions of their income being taken to subsidize those who seem not to want to help themselves. The purpose of too many social programs seems to be to foster helplessness, remove incentive and create further dependence on the govt dole.

      The problem in a year when a party doesn’t have an incumbent is the vast field of contenders who can get ahead only by attacking others (and their followers attacking the others’ supporters) so by the time it’s over, the candidate who emerges is pretty bloodied up. Not a good way to enter the relatively brief general election period.

  10. Prairie says:

    Good afternoon everybody, hope everybody is having a good Saturday.

    Just came in from a trip to Wally World and heard on the TV about Ferraro. I saw an interview with her and Palin on Greta’s show (IIRC) and she was well-spoken, supportive of Palin herself, if not agreeing with Palin’s policies.

    Supposed to go to two parties later, hopefully I can get a little foot-up time before then. Will check back later…

  11. Jemian says:

    Geraldine Ferraro has passed away. To help our memories, she was democrat vp pick on the ticket with Walter Mondale.

    • edinva says:

      Last I saw Ferraro she was a political contributor on Fox. Maybe year or two ago? Had she been sick?

    • Jemian says:

      I saw her on Fox during this past year. I was surprised that she was supportive and nice about Palin. I did not know she had been sick, but she didn’t look well to me. This news is a surprise to me but not shocking. IIRC, her hair was very short at the time and I thought she may have undergone chemo.

    • edinva says:

      Jemian, one of the articles I saw said she’d been battling “blood cancer” which I take to mean leukemia. While they’ve come up with some remarkable cures for leukemia, other strains for which they haven’t yet found a cure are fast-moving. Turns out she was 75 which, by today’s standards, is still fairly youngish, absent a long history of health issues.

      I have to admit that ‘in the day’ when she was in office, I found her ‘prickly.’ Very well dressed, always, she and Pat Schroeder, but somewhat prickly. That may be a function of being a successful woman of that generation. Still, I’d take her over any elected Democrat we watch on the airwaves today.

      Hopefully her passing was peaceful and her family finds comfort in their faith and the legacy she’s left behind.

    • Jemian says:

      I agree with you, that Miss Ferraro is a lot like Miss Shroeder, although I think Ferraro is more personable. But they do have a similar aura.

      Changing subjects, there are a lot of pop-up showers across the area just now. It looks to me like a summertime weather pattern.

      And, changing the subject again, our 130-year-old oaks have begun leafing out. The leaves are not healthy. They’re yellow and crinkly. Evil might have won this one.

    • mozartlover says:

      I just heard this news & feel badly about it. I always sort of admired her; she was one of the (few) democrats that I had respect for, even though I disagreed with a lot of things she stood for. I admired the way she stuck up for Sarah Palin during the campaign, when she was being attacked mercilessly, and the way she stood up to the Obama campaign when they tried to label her as “racist” for suggesting that O’s resume was a bit on the thin side.

      I even liked the Pepsi commercial she did with her daughters, where she told them “you can be whatever you want to be.” Seemed so radical at the time, didn’t it?

      May God comfort her family in their loss.

  12. bevlarz says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TOBY!!!! Betcha you had grits for breakfast 🙂

  13. Jemian says:

    HaPPY Birthday, Toby.

    All: fwiw, I’m STILL having computer problems. It is so bad that the “cleanmycomputer” tech said, paraphrased, we can’t help you. He said I need to pay the Geek squad $250 to manually clean my files. Ugh. That won’t happen today.

    • edinva says:

      Jemian, is there a small, private, dependable, honest computer shop anywhere near you? Maybe someone you know can get an Angie’s List referral?

      I went to check out Geek Squad a few years ago and found their prices outrageous. Shopped around and found a place that met my criteria, and we’ve been going there ever since. A complete computer overhaul is @ $90, tho no house calls. I have to bring to and pick up from their shop after 2-3 days.

    • Jemian says:

      I’m sure there is. I need to scout around and look for those and do some research. This is going to take awhile. In the meantime, and for right now only, I’m on my computer and it is working fine.

  14. Bitwhacker says:

    @Jemian: I have been quiet for a while because I was stunned into silence by that ‘optical Aleutian’ pun (it truly is the lowest form of humor, y’know 😉 )

    Making the Apple City Ribs today, first time this year…

  15. edinva says:

    Good morning, ALL

    Thanks for breakfast, lysie.

    Happy birthday, Toby!

    So, per CLF we have our first Jewish president! Tell the Israeli’s. Not likely they noticed. Don’t know if y’all saw, but the Israeli Knesset told the leaders of J Street (a/k/a Soros Jewish front organization) to go pound sand. A committee in the Knesset voted not to accept their facade of being pro-Israel when, in fact they are anything but. J Streeters were miffed, but even more so by a perceived Netanyahu snub for refusing to meet with them as he dined instead with none other than Sarah Palin. We can only imagine how much that hurts a lefty.

    Fabulous night of hoops yesterday. The top ranked team in the country (Ohio State) got knocked out by lil ole Kentucky. And VCU beat Florida State in OT with .07 secs on the buzzer.

    I’m just tickled that VCU made the Elite Eight in the playoffs. They were a bubble team put into a new playoff round of bubblers, and have moved up so far in national competition. VCU is in Richmond, a state school that operates below everyone’s radar. It’s not known for any athletic prowess at all, like Virginia Tech (at ;east sp,e uears_, and doesn’t hold the intellectual, ‘public Ivy’ status of UVA and William & Mary. So it’s fun to see them have their day in the sun.

    And, speaking of sun … it’s out today, despite warnings we’d get snow. Lawns are clear, as are roads. It may come yet, but we’ll enjoy the rays for now.

    Enjoy your day!

    • lysie says:

      Good morning. I watched a bit of the VCU game because I know you are a fan. Congratulations.

    • edinva says:

      Freely translated: “;east sp,e uears_,” = “at least in recent years.”

      Lysie, it’s not even so much that I’m a ‘fan’ beyond this tournament, but I love seeing these small schools take on the powerhouses and win. And I love the way the players, from schools small and massive, play with all their hearts. Few of them will ever play for the NBA and make millions per year, so this is their time to shine and show ‘who they are.’ It also gives them bragging rights for the rest of their lives to say “I played in the NCAA’s.” I could just do without all the tattoos. The whole tattoo phenomenon is lost on me.

  16. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning, lysie, everyone…can’t do much this a.m. as we need to get started on a weekend home kinetic action. Back later…

    Toby!! Happy Birthday to you and super strong best wishes to your family on your special day.

  17. lysie says:

    Here’s a note from jtill and Noelle’s grandmother.
    here’s the note from Noelle’s granny. I thought maybe everyone might be interested in hearing about Noelle.

    Hi J!
    I just talked to V, and she said she had lost contact with you. I just wanted you to know that Noelle is doing fine! She is 15 months old now, and probably weighs about 18 pounds. She wears a 12-moth size, so she is almost right where she should be. She just walked about 10 steps for us yesterday. She chatters away, and says a few words, “kitty,” “Bompa” (which means Grandpa), “peek” (for peek-a-boo), “ball” and “ba ba” (for bottle). She has learned how to make noise with her toys by pushing the buttons. She loves the TV remote and cell phones! We have kept her inside and away from people during the flu season, and we are just now taking her outside…last week she went to her brother’s indoor hockey game.

    My daughter, Noelle’s mom, has become involved with the March of Dimes and we are doing the Walk for Babies in May. We credit the March of Dimes for all the research that helped Noelle to live…A good example is the heart surgery Noelle had when she was a few weeks old. Years ago that wouldn’t have been possible.

    Thanks for all your positive thoughts and prayers. Please pass this on to your friends.

    Noelle in a box.

  18. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  19. queenie says:

    Good morning!
    Posted on yesterday’s thread and just noticed you had started the weekend thread, lysie. Today is Toby’s Birthday.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOBY, wherever you are!

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