America the Right Way (The Weekend Edition)-Staying Vigilant-19 months left July 9 and 10, 2011 -Remember 9/11

Once again Obama can’t accept his responsibilty for the 9.2% jobless rate. In yesterday’s (Friday’s) speech he blamed Greece, high gas prices and natural disasters.

On another note, we need rain.

Weekend Links

Selective shaming Mark STeyn

Another CA jobs killer Am. Thinker

The WH’s contradictory spin on jobs #s Weekly Standard

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34 Responses to America the Right Way (The Weekend Edition)-Staying Vigilant-19 months left July 9 and 10, 2011 -Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:

    I trust everyone is having a nice weekend.

    I’m pleased with a small accomplishment. My electric dryer was drying clothes, but not as fast as it was previously. Greg found the problem and I’m back to conserving energy. Ha!

    • edinva says:

      lysie, that would be a MAJOR accomplishment in my book. Maybe it’s because I’m the impatient type, but the saved time would be more valuable than the energy costs. (yes, I want everything done yesterday)

      It’s very sad to see two formerly headline states (NY and CA) having sunk so low Recently read that new construction in NYC is down around 80% from where it was in the 70’s when the city was barely habitable. Seems everyone’s heading south (literally and figuratively). Wonder why that is? I continue, however, to insist that NYC and DC since FDR/WWII became populated with folks who came from other regions, and brought their own lefty political orientation with them (as did that nice Kansas couple, the Dunhams, bring their lefty thinking to Mercer Island, then Honolulu). I’d love to go to an Upper West Side or Georgetown bistro on any given afternoon and find out where the folks are FROM. Guaranteed more than half are not native NYers or DCers. Both places now are firmly established as magnets for liberals/progressives from across the fruited plain.

      On Caylee’s Law, it’s atrocious we even have to consider such a thing . Think about our parents/grandparents generation, living through the Great Depression, etc., They had nothing and yet couldn’t have dreamed of a young mother killing her own child (either before or after its birth) so she’d be free to partay. Now it’s perfectly ok legally to kill the child in utero, but we are still shocked when it’s after the birth. I wonder how long that will last? We’ve become so callous, with life truly having so little meaning to significant swaths of society. The reaction to this case is a positive sign, I suppose, if only to show how appalled people were at the wanton murder of that child.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That WAS a good quick fix. on the dryer…very good..

      I’m concerned about our A.C…not producing quite enough cold air. We checked the battery in the thermostat and some other things…may have to call the serviceman in the a.m.

  2. The Raven says:

    Just checking my State’s ( TN) tax climate and it seems weird that we are dead last in property tax rates and that simply is not true. My taxes are about half of what they were in Ohio.

    • lysie says:

      No surprise here for New York State. Businesses are pulling out as fast as they can. Sad.

    • The Raven says:

      Obama’s campaign line is going to be — he inherited this mess and prevented a depression. The ‘Pub’s should say, he couldn’ run a hot dog stand and his policies drove the economy so deep into the ground, it will take a miracle to fix it now. Question they should ask is if he did it on purpose.

  3. tillacum says:

    Ediva, yes, I’ve noticed very few of our elected return “home”. Their hearts and bank accounts belong in the dc area.

    Rave, I just read the whole article about holder’s toe dancing before Issa’s committee. I’ve never met anyone as innocent as he, regarding the sale of our military weapons to the Mexican cartels.

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  5. lysie says:

    A brave Marine from our area.
    Funeral held in Clay for U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider
    Kyle’s father, Rick Schneider said he wanted others to remember the sacrifice his son made for America.

    “The next time you see a recruitment booth and there is a slender young man hanging around it, gaze upon him with great admiration,” he said. “For that boy is someone’s sweet son and he may one day lay his life down for you and me to secure the blessing of freedom we all enjoy.”

  6. The Raven says:

    We’ve had rain & storms every day of my vacation except today.

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning, everyone!

  8. edinva says:

    Good morning, lysie, all

    Remember, it never rains but it pours. We got a ‘bit’ of that yesterday. 10 minutes of pouring rain. Don’t know that it helped the water supply much, but it did bring down the sizzling heat, and a nice, cool evening was had by all. Storms along the E Coast seemed to create a bit of air traffic havoc. Apparently, several flights were diverted to Cleveland, Buffalo, etc. Still waiting to hear from daughter who was flying into Newark from Paris yesterday. Assume they made it.

    Has there been any commentary here about the “Caylee’s Law” moving forward in FL and elsewhere? It requires a parent to notify authorities of a dead or missing child within 24 hours or face felony charges. I can’t imagine a caring parent waiting 24 minutes, but that’s’ me.

    I have officially turned out anything and everything Obama says.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, ED.

      I read a little about Caylee’s law.

      It boggles my mind that any person could think that it’s acceptable behavior to not immediately report someone dead or missing. For cryin’ out loud, I panic when I can’t find my cats or the house…for more than 10 minutes. I think somehow they escaped.

      Laws can’t replace good guidelines set by one’s elders. In other words, report someone missing because it’s the right thing to do and you care not because you are afraid of breaking the law.

      Strange, very strange times we live in.

    • The Raven says:

      >>It boggles my mind that any person could think that it’s acceptable behavior to not immediately report someone dead or missing

      Not if you are covering up a murder. The defense theory is ……tot drowns in pool . Tot somehow gets duct tape on the air passages, thrown in a garbage bag, and discarded in a swamp. And then mom PAR DEEs

    • lysie says:

      I wonder if it was dad instead of mom. Would he be out to party in a few weeks? I doubt it.

    • edinva says:

      lysie, I believe the intent behind “Caylee’s Law” would be to have a serious alternative charge against a parent who didn’t report their child missing/dead if, as it turned out in this case, all evidence of ’cause of death’ is lost due to the delay.

    • lysie says:

      Thanks for the explanation, ed. I see the importance, but wish there wasn’t a need.

  9. lysie says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot of (sweetened) breakfast cereal sales for the past two weeks. I wonder if it has anything to do with the government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children???

    When I was a child there were sugary cereals. Mom didn’t buy them. End of story. No government intervention needed.

  10. lysie says:

    Yeah, that rant was a beauty.

  11. The Raven says:

    >>blamed Greece, high gas prices and natural disasters
    What happened to Bush? BTW did you see the latest Santelli rant?

    • tillacum says:

      Everyone of us Must live within our incomes, except those on welfare and those we’ve elected to represent us. Unfortunately, those we’ve elected to represent us are handling the government incomes the same way they live. We’ve seen their “wages” increased each year, but we’ve never been shown how much each receives for the various committees they sit on, plus whatever other income they receive, plus their freebees.

    • edinva says:

      Till, if you’re referring to the Senatorial or Congressional committees that Dear Members sit on, there’s no additional pay for those assignments. They do have additional staff for the majority/minority on those staffs, but that’s it. Leadership makes a slightly higher salary, has a higher expense allotment, and more staff than non-leadership Members.

      IIRC, the only other income they can earn while serving is from investments previously owned (and usually held in a blind trust during their tenure). Each Member gets $x for staff, expenses (including home district office), travel (depending on distance from DC).. They don’t get paid for speeches to special interest groups, tho the group can and usually does cover travel and related costs.

      The House rules have tightened considerably in the past 2-3 decades. They used to be able to convert any leftover campaign funds to personal use (and you can only imagine how many fundraisers they had as they were about to exit!). They used to be able to receive gifts of substantial value, etc., etc., etc. All of that has been voided or significantly cut back.

      Still, it’s not a bad life at all (the rest of us can only wish). After a couple of terms, especially with some key committee assignments under their belts, their market value in the private sector is enormously enhanced. Haven’t you noticed how few ever really return “home?” ha! To paraphrase: How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve see DeeCee.

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

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