America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-19 months left July 25 -29, 2011 -Remember 9/11


We were on the road yesterday morning..w. Maryland, heading to the interstate on a state route, and came across this large sign:

Welcome to an Obama Jobs Free Zone!

We cherish Toby’s memory, send our sympathy to his family, and say: well done, friend..dear gulfcoast6.

Friday’s Links

Ft. Hood suspect had left wing fan base

Boehner’s bill will do Tom sowell

The Reagan Playbook no longer Applies Jonah Goldberg

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91 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-19 months left July 25 -29, 2011 -Remember 9/11

  1. Bitwhacker says:

    To answer Raven’s question from yesterday, ‘Why don’t they just go back to pre-Nobama spending levels?

    Nobama wants the insane spending rates of today to be the new normal. That’s why he is so insistent on tax hikes — to keep the spending where it is today. Then, later on, he will insist on a ‘freeze’ to keep it at the insane levels.

    What a weapon a willing media is. We wouldn’t even be anywhere near this crisis if Nobama and the Dems hadn’t spent at a clip that got us here years earlier than we should be. And how does Reid get away with ignoring the Senate rules (i.e. the Law) in not passing a budget for 2 years?

    The only good thing that came out of this whole thing is: if they hadn’t spent like this, the Debt crisis would not have been an election issue, and the fact that if Nobama either stops SS checks from going out OR if he tries to invoke what some people think is his ’14th Amendment right’ then both of those acts are impeachable offenses. ‘-)

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That such insane spending is the new “normal”…accepted and pushed by the MSM and the Left is sure depressing.

      And the rest of the political class? Not sure about them..they seem shakey

      deep and profound anger out here away from the DC elites, but these continuing crises and beatings are wearing us down, I’m thinking.

    • The Raven says:

      The sad part is that we were overcommitted BEFORE he went crazy. I was wondering last night what we’ll do if we have a need for money (war, earthquake, etc) — then what? Borrowing money should be once a decade emergencies – like winning the cold war (if we won the war, how did we get those Marxist in the government?)

  2. Prairie says:

    Am I wrong, or don’t all spending bills have to originate in the House?

    Anybody know?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Dare we party with the country on the brink of catastrophe…on the edge of such a deep, deep chasm…with the One going sleepless???!! And where is V-P Biden.??..I don’t know…it seems irresponsible…(just kidding! I love our Friday Fun)

    • lysie says:

      To be honest with you , I was wondering about how appropriate it would be to party after hearing that song. Brother/Buddy can you spare a dime would now be Brother/Buddy can you spare a 10 spot?

  3. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hey everyone

    It looks like Boehner Ver. 3.0 is now available.

    My question is this: if Reid says ANY version that the House passes is DOA in the Senate, why can’t the House at least pass their strongest, best debt-confronting bill to put us in the right negotiating stance?

    We should stay on the offensive on this, and direct the debate our way. That I applaud Boehner for doing…he looked so strong Monday night.

    I just heard Limbaugh use the Ver. 3.0 phrase!

  4. mustknowhistory says:

    Well, Well. Looks like Piers Morgan, and CNN, will get stung by the UK phone hacking scandal.

    It has taken several weeks for Piers Morgan to become entangled in the phone hacking net, but it now looks probable that he’ll receive an invitation from John Whittingdale MP to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport select committee. That is an extremely perilous position for the ex-editor of the News of the World and the Daily Mirror to find himself in.

  5. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  6. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning!

    Went to bed last night…didn’t think there’d been a vote, and woke this a.m. to hear there wasn’t.

    Fred Barnes on the radio arguing that no vote strengthens Reid and the Dems….I think I heard that right…interrupted in mid-thought by my husband.

    Apparently the S.C. delegation is held in line by Jim DeMint.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      This issue has really divided the right, which may have been part of Zero’s plan.

      Reading the blogs yesterday, there are those who say the right needs to stand on principle and cut the spending, which the Boehner bill does not do. Then there are the pragmatists who says the right needs to pass something, even a bad bill, not to give the left further ammunition.

      What a mess.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      What gets me is that our side is battering ourselves on the debt rocks and waves, while the Dems in Congress and 0 have found some kind of quiet harbor where they don’t even acknowledge the Debt storm they’ve largely created.

      It DOES seem like we’re caught in some kind of trap no matter what we do

      I think both sides on our side have gone too far in some of the rhetoric and actions. And McCain? He’s waaaaay outside the boundaries of civil political rhetoric.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Hearing that Zero will speak later this morning. What a relief! He will save us.

  7. The Raven says:

    OK…somebbody pinch me if I’m still in bed dreaming….but here’s what I’m having trouble with.

    Ever since the Dems took over Congress and especially since Zero took out the credit cards, we’ve been spending like, well… Democrats.

    Now, why is it we can’t simply reverse the patterns of the last two years for a start? Why do we no one in the media asking why we need to cut SS and medicare instead of the unshovel ready pay-outs to who knows where?

    • tillacum says:

      I personally think we shouldn’t do anything. Fiddle with this until the election. Whatever good comes from a Republican bill will only help strengthen the muslim’s hold on the whitehouse and he’ll take full credit.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      The Dems spend like fiends from Hell…there I said it…

  8. lysie says:

    Molly, a few days you mentioned a small scanner. I have seen this one advertised on TV.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I’ve seen something like that advertised on tv.

      My cousin had a more portable version, IIRC…like a wand…down the road, when I catch up with other things, I will go looking for one at Staples or someplace like it.

    • lysie says:

      Even a strong majority (58%) of Democrats now say the country is heading in the wrong direction.

      Uh oh. The thrill is gone or do they blame it on GOP?

    • The Raven says:

      The Dems are in full swing with the propoganda.
      I was just reading James Taranto in the WSJ about the left clamoring for MORE left bias in the media, not less, quoteing Krugman:

      Think about what’s happening right now. We have a crisis in which the right is making insane demands, while the president and Democrats in Congress are bending over backward to be accommodating. . . .

      So what do most news reports say? They portray it as a situation in which both sides are equally partisan, equally intransigent–because news reports always do that. . . .
      The reality, of course, is that we already have a centrist president–actually a moderate conservative president.

      This super hard propaganda is what’s going to bring sure anger to the saner voters.

  9. The Raven says:

    If Reid says it is DOA — I think the ‘Pubs ought to go home. Certainly no compromise. Let the Big Zero propose something.

  10. Prairie says:

    Tea Party freshman fires back at McCain

    Rep. Walsh may just get a call from me too…..of encouragement!!

  11. Prairie says:

    Mccain References Tea Party Hobbits On Senate Floor

    I see that the Beltway GOP Establishment has pulled out John McCain to publically scold the Tea Party. I believe that Senator McCain’s office may be getting a call from me later today.

    Good morning all, a full word-day planned here, picking up felled timber and stacking it. Good exercise if nothing else. Here’s a last link:

    U.S. to Take Another Look at Gay Blood Donation Ban

    How does THAT make everybody feel? All warm, fuzzy and secure?? Pffttt!

    • tillacum says:

      Seems we’ve been down that road before. First the loss of jobs, lay off 4,000 FAA controllers, jimmy with the money, medicare, madicade, stimulus (but to the dnc), now playing with homosexual donated blood. I have a relative that was given homosexual diseased blood and he died from it. But then, it’s a good way to spread the disease throughout the society. (I will go no further, as I may be banned).

    • Jemian says:

      I don’t think you’ll be banned here.

    • lysie says:

      Did someone say band?

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  13. The Raven says:

    A little dose of reality from the WSJ ed. pages

    The forecast is for $8 trillion to $10 trillion more in red ink through 2021. Mr. Obama hinted in a press conference earlier this month that if it weren’t for Republicans, he’d want another stimulus. Scary thought: None of this includes the ObamaCare entitlement that will place 30 million more Americans on government health rolls.

    This is the road to fiscal perdition. The looming debt downgrade only confirms what everyone knows: Congress has made so many promises to so many Americans that there is no conceivable way those promises can be kept. Tax rates might have to rise to 60%, 70%, even 80% to raise the revenues to finance these promises, but that would be economically ruinous.

    Yet Mr. Obama and most Democrats still oppose any serious reform of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This insistence on no reform reinforces the notion that our entitlement state is too big to afford but also too big to change politically. This is how a AAA country becomes AA, the first step on the march to Greece.

    • The Raven says:

      In other words, those “rich” folks that Zero wants to pay their fair share, are the current recipients of governement payouts – retirees head the list

    • Molly Pitcher says:


      Have y’all signed Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge???!!

      I think I heard a Left talking point yesterday: this person said we conservatives ought to stop taking directions from Grover Norquist and think about what’s good for the country. (rolling eyes here)…

    • lysie says:

      And the first stimulus worked soooo well. /s

    • The Raven says:

      It is time to spread the wealth to people who know what to do with it. Oh, wait a minute, don’t they already have it?

    • tillacum says:

      I just hope the Republicans keep playing with this “debt”, until after the election, then straighten it out. If they “straighten” it out now the muslim will be given and take full credit for it and parade it around for the sheeple to see and gasp at his wonderment.

  14. Jemian says:

    I just stopped by and read the thread. That is all.

  15. Prairie says:

    Good morning everybody. Our bandmates arrived yesterday and will be spending the rest of the week here. Which will provide a respite from the tedium of the news out of Washington.

    Hope all are well, prayers for those who need them.

  16. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning everyone…still here, so I’d best get moving before turning into a block of cement….

  17. mustknowhistory says:

    Here is Steyn’s take:

    The $7 billion that he (Boehner) calls “a real, enforceable cut for FY2012″ represents what the Government of the United States currently borrows every 37 hours.

    If the CBO’s scoring is correct – that it reduces the 2012 deficit by just $1 billion – then the ”cut” represents what the United States borrows every five hours and 20 minutes. In other words, in the time it takes to photocopy and distribute Boehner’s “plan”, the savings have all been borrowed back.

  18. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  19. The Raven says:

    Maybe I’ll have to work in retirement.

  20. The Raven says:

    Morning quote from the WSJ:

    If conservatives defeat the Boehner plan, they’ll not only undermine their House majority. They’ll go far to re-electing Mr. Obama and making the entitlement state that much harder to reform

    • The Raven says:

      When I was a kid, there was a crazy man living in the house at the end of the road. We had to get by him, but never knew what he was going to do so we’d steer clear by taking a path through the woods instead. Boehner might find Reid a better choice.

    • The Raven says:

      The Big Zero is planning a last minute compromise that makes him look like a good Prez. One thing the ‘Pubs can’t do well and never could…is play politics with the Dems….they seem to be born to lie and do it so well.

  21. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hi everyone…

    Have been able to listen to some of Limbaugh, & Levin today.

    The President’s self-inflicted mess my title…Pete Wehner

    Heard Ann Coulter this a.m….then Andy McCarthy…

    First Coulter: She believes up and coming young conservatives will be much tougher and better prepared than their Left counterpoints, because the young cons will have had plenty of practice honing their arguments, etc., in universities and with lib professors..

    McCarthy: Believes that 0 ran up the spending and debt so that right about now he could say: Well, now we have to raise taxes to pay for it all….but he’s being thwarted so far by conservatives & the Tea Party, …thus his frustration and whining tantrums.

    Now…politics aside…one of my cousins showed me a portable scanner which she says is very easy to use, not too expensive, and handy.

    Anyone else have experience with it?

    AND a few days ago, driving along the interstate and coming up to an entrance, about 12 motorcycles came roaring up the ramp and swarmed into the fast-moving cars in the most unbelievable way. .Several of them even drove between the cars on the line dividing the lanes.

    I was driving, and when I saw them, was very tempted to move to the left, but the actions of the motor cyclists was so unpredictable and weird, I forced myself to stay put, and I think that was wise. After a few scary moments they moved ahead of the traffic, and that was that. Never had seen anything like that before, and I do do a lot of interstate driving.

  22. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • queenie says:

      Good morning.

      Still can’t believe Toby’s gone. Know he’s dancing with Treva, though, and that helps.

      Guests (‘reporters’) on Don and Roma’s Chicago radio program are sounding a bit gloomy.
      Ha! Don is loving their funk.

    • Jemian says:

      I know what you mean. I think it was the suddenness of Toby’s death that has hit me so hard. We all knew that his health wasn’t good and we knew that he could have died at any time. OTOH, he was active and had on-going projects. Kay’s death was hard on us but we had done some “pre-grieving” and saying good-bye.

      We all know and believe the promises of God. He also said there is a time for mourning.

  23. The Raven says:

    There is no one in the white house.

    I’m seriously considering rearranging my retirement money to be clear of stocks and bonds…..but how much will I lose by doing that? How much will I lose by not doing that?

    The man is going to ruin the place we all live

    • The Raven says:

      And what’s all this talk of committees to find the cuts? What’s Congress? They are now afraid to do anything but spend? Here we go.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      I don’t care much for this plan of Boehner’s but I LOVE the way he is taking it to Zero. He is taking it to the American people and going right over Zero’s head.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      yes to what you both wrote.

      Also about Boehner….just a few weeks ago he would have not responded at all…so at least on that front we are making progress.

      0 is such a strange combination of emptiness & stubborn ideology. He can harangue all he wants, I guess. But

      The Rs and conservatives must forcefully shape policy and the debate, & if 0 begins to look irrelevant to it all, that’s probably best, altho as long as he’s in the WH our lives will be the poorer in a dangerous world.

  24. Jemian says:

    Several years ago there was a video about someone from Comedy Central (I might be wrong about that source) interviewing someone from Code Pink about protesting the Marines. It as absolutely hilarious because the twink had no knowledge of the work and sacrifice of the Marines.

    Does this ring any bells with anyone? Can you direct me to the video of perhaps give me some key search words?

  25. Molly Pitcher says:

    Did 0 refuse a bipartisan debt deal?…Hot Air

    Good afternoon everyone…

    Is it true that late last Friday 0 rudely and imperiously ordered Congressional negotiators to the WH? I’m trying to understand a comment I heard from Krauthammer on the radio…He compared 0 to a S. American caudillo.

  26. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Yum. Can’t wait to hear Rush Limbaugh today. Mark Levin, too.

    • Jemian says:

      Breakfast made me cry. I will never look at a bowl of grits in the same way again.

      The last post of Toby’s indicated he was going to the doctor’s and then Wal*Mart. Does anyone know what happened after that? I haven’t wanted to ask Tracy. Also, does anyone know Toby’s birthdate? It would be nice if Jim Rob could post that on the Freeper Memorial Wall.

    • lysie says:

      A life well lived is a precious gift,
      of hope and strength and grace,
      from someone who has made our world
      a brighter, better place.

      It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad
      with smiles and sometimes tears,
      with friendships formed and good times shared,
      and laughter through the years.

      A life well lived is a legacy,
      of joy and pride and pleasure,
      a living, lasting memory
      our grateful heart’s will treasure

    • lysie says:

      March 26, 1936

    • Nita says:

      I read on his Daughter’s Facebook page that he passed, peacefully in his sleep.

      That gives me great comfort for many reasons.

      I am still quite stunned over the news.


    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks for the extra info Nita That piece of news is welcome.

    • lysie says:

      Thanks for letting us know.

      Like all of you, this has hit me hard.

    • Jemian says:

      Nita, thank you so much for that information. I’ve been wondering. He had that doc appointment on Thursday and I’ve been wondering if he had been admitted for something or what. I am much comforted.

  27. Prairie says:

    As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared

    A very sobering article that we should all read.

    Good morning everybody.

  28. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning.

    lysie hope you are ok…

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