America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-18 months left Aug. 13-14, 2011(Weekend Edition) -Remember 9/11

The 2011 Ames Straw Poll is being held today.

Nine candidates are on the ballot, Rep. Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Thad McCotter, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

The poll could weed out some contenders.

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20 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-18 months left Aug. 13-14, 2011(Weekend Edition) -Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Much cooler today.

  2. The Raven says:

    Morning Quote: (from Norman Podhoretz in the WSJ)

    “…answer to the question, “What Happened to Obama?” is that nothing happened to him. He is still the same anti-American leftist he was before becoming our president, and it is this rather than inexperience or incompetence or weakness or stupidity that accounts for the richly deserved failure both at home and abroad of the policies stemming from that reprehensible cast of mind.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes, yes, YES! And we don’t need more of the same!

    • The Raven says:

      Those defending Obama come up with this or that excuse or blame it all on the ‘Pubs. Rush thinks he’s doing it on purpose. But Norman Podhoretz thinks Zero is not destroying the US on purpose heading to European-sytle nirvana. If he isn’t doing it on purpose than he must be reasoned. What then does One’s mind conjure up when he looks at debt ridden Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy standing in line for bailouts. And domestically, does he really believe that capitalism and George Bush caused our financial problems? That we didn’t have ENOUGH stimulus money? Does he not see the impossibility of paying for program after program of dependency?

      I suppose there is one more possibility for explaning Obama. He can use the insanity defense.

    • Bitwhacker says:

      Nobama said in one of his books that, if he ever got the chance, he would do the opposite of the hated Ronald Reagan, without exception, right down the line. He said this in the context of coming of age in the 80’s and how he perceived RR’s actions as ‘destroying the country. So he’s got THAT mindset workin’.

      The other thing is this: How come Dingy Harry Reid (Majority Leader) and Little Dick Durbin (Chair of Budget Committee) get to skate while ignoring one of the biggest Constitutionally mandated duties of the Senate (i.e. haven’t produced a budget in over 800 days)? Why are there no cries for expulsion of these two for dereliction of duty?

      And finally: Dems like Schumer and Reid and Durban actually don’t think in terms of limits, they just know that if they ratchet up spending, no matter how high, that America will eventually be forced to raise taxes to cover it. They think we will always be able cover it. And they would be wrong, circa 2015. 😉

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes, and when 0 put that in his book about his plans to reverse Reagan’s achievements, for once he was telling the truth.

      Heard you got a lot of rain in the mid-Atlantic area?

  3. edinva says:

    Good morning, all … thanks for breakfast, lysie.. Hope you’re doing all right, or at least as well as can be expected.

    Till, this is the 2nd time I can recall that The One’s wedding ring needed fixing since the Inauguration. Weird. I’ve been married 30 years and my wedding ring has yet to need repair, Neither has the hub’s ring. And we did not go ‘top drawer’ in our purchase.

    The IA Straw Poll should be interesting. Despite all the grief Michelle Bachmann took for hiring Rollins, in this particular event I think his being on board is a good thing for her. And I heard they brought in Huckabee to reinforce that campaign. From what I’ve seen in the past, IA (both straw poll and caucuses) serve as a winnowing out process rather than establishing the ultimate winner. Time will tell.

    This morning we went to see a young man who’d interned for my husband years ago take his final vows as a Dominion Brother. Beautiful ceremony. He had a promising career in the secular world, but chose instead to enter the Brotherhood. So we wish him well, and pray for his success in his calling.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      ED No doubt the young man was pleased and appreciative of your attendance. Very good!

      Our afternoon plans went slightly awry, but it’s ok: We got a lot out of interviewing the latest roofer, despite his turning up today instead of Mon. evening!

  4. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hi again…

    spent time this a.m. with a young couple with MI ties, and got to talking…besides Philly and Madison, there was a recent violent mob incident in Grand Rapids. Anyone know anything about this? I’m going to do some follow up to learn more.

  5. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  6. Molly Pitcher says:

    Thanks lysie

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