America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-18 months left Sept. 19– Sept. 23, 2011 -Remember 9/11


Well, well, well….Bill Clinton on the Sunday talk shows on the heels of that press conference Friday with the bi-partisan Senators urging the “Super Committee” to propose some drastic, really economy-boosting changes, not the economic depression ones the President is pushing. What are we to make of that?

And don’t forget the Dem controlled Senate has made it clear that the “jobs” bill has no chance in that body. What’s 0 going to do? Run against it as WELL the R-controlled House??

What’s the make-up of the group headed to the WH to urge 0 to step aside? Any nominations??

If these questions are keeping US busy, what about inside the Beltway??!!

Friday’s Links

Return of the Real 0 Krauthammer

We’re sinking IBD editorial

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97 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-18 months left Sept. 19– Sept. 23, 2011 -Remember 9/11

  1. Molly Pitcher says:

    Sorry I missed Netanyahu!

    0’s latest gaffe Poor man…he needs to play more golf…

  2. lysie says:

    Netanyahu is speaking at the UN. What a great leader!!

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. Molly Pitcher says:

    Listening to economist Brian Wesbury: he says the TP is protecting the Middle class by stressing cutting, and not raising taxes because if the latter is the issue used to balance the budget, it’ll be done on the backs of the middle class: that’s where the money is. There just aren’t enough “millionaires”

    so remember: Tea Party: Defenders of the Middle Class!

  5. Prairie says:

    Good morning all. Did anybody watch the debate last night? Rick Perry needed to hit a home run and he DIDN’T. Very disappointing performance, Romney will surge ahead, I believe.

    Another bloody day in the markets, I suspect. It’s hard to know who needs to be strung up first in Washington…

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi prairie That seems to be the consensus, yes, about Perry…Hard to warm up to Romney, too

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      If Perry looses energy in the second hour of a debate (& he’s only been in the field a short few weeks, too) would happen to him in a long campaign?

    • Prairie says:

      Molly good morning. These debates are not necessarily representative of a candidate’s campaign or leadership strengths, but they are the way of the world any more and candidate’s should know it.

      Perry got hung out to dry on immigration and he ended up sounding petty against Romney. There was an obvious lack of confidence there, IMO. At least lack of confidence in debate. Romney said it best I think, that if Perry had been thinking about running for Pres when he wrote his book and signed some of the bills he did, he would’ve written and acted differently.

    • tillacum says:

      There are still a lot of debates scheduled. Rick Perry is a farm boy and gives direct answers. Romney is a slick debater, I question his ability to act other than a rino should he win the nomination. He has a flip-flop history on many issues. Rick Perry will soon figure out the nuances of national debating.

    • Prairie says:

      Maybe till, but he needs to get up to speed quickly, IMO. And yes, what did I see just today…..there are something like 9 more debates?? NINE??


    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Not that I feel sorry for him…but his staff sure doesn’t help him…

    • lysie says:

      That’s what happens when an incompetent hires incompetents.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Pat Caddell was just on Cavuto’s show. He says that all Zero is doing is small stuff. He’s talking about bridges, while the economy is collapsing.

      Somebody big, with big ideas and matching confidence, is needed to solve this.

      Where and who is that person?

    • lysie says:

      MKH, at this time I don’t have a clue who that would be. I wish we could take the best of each candidate and mold it to our desires. Each candidate has some one or two things that I like, but is that enough? No! Do I vote to just get O out of office? I don’t like that , but maybe. That’s why prayer is needed.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      These are very tough times. Historically, this is the kind of situation when a demagogue can step in and take over. But of course, we already have one of those.

  6. Prairie says:

    My husband received this email about Warren Buffet’s company from a research colleague:


    We find it interesting and of more than mere passing interest to find that Berkshire Hathaway has been fighting the IRS over nearly $1 billion in un-paid taxes for the past several years. Nowhere has this been debated; nowhere has this been publicized, but if Mr. Buffett is waging war upon us to pay more in the form of taxes, we thought we’d wage war by notifying our friends as to this tax problem. We note then the text of the on-going battle between the IRS and Berkshire Hathaway from Berkshires own annual report, tucked away in the fine print:

    The IRS is currently auditing our consolidated U.S. federal income tax returns for the 2007 through 2009 tax years. It is reasonably possible that certain of our income tax examinations will be settled within the next twelve months. We currently believe that there are no jurisdictions in which the outcome of unresolved issues or claims is likely to be material to the Consolidated Financial Statements. At December 31, 2010 and 2009, net unrecognized tax benefits were $1,005 million and $926 million, respectively. Included in the balance at December 31, 2010, are $774 million of tax positions that, if recognized, would impact the effective tax rate. [Ed. Note: Emphasis here is ours.]The remaining balance in net unrecognized tax benefits principally relates to tax positions for which the ultimate deductibility is highly certain but for which there is uncertainty about the timing of such deductibility. Because of the impact of deferred tax accounting, other than interest and penalties, the disallowance of the shorter deductibility period would not affect the annual effective tax rate but would accelerate the payment of cash to the taxing authority to an earlier period. As of December 31, 2010, we do not expect any material changes to the estimated amount of unrecognized tax benefits in the next
    twelve months.

    It would appear that Berkshire has obviously “not paid its fair share” of its income taxes. We just thought everyone should know. This information is to be found on p.54 of the Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report for last year.

  7. Jemian says:

    A good friend of ours, Paul Westlund, has died in a plane crash in Papua. He leaves behind a wife, a daughter and grandchild, and a son still in high school.

  8. mustknowhistory says:

    From the American Spectator article:

    A popular slur among liberal pundits is to say that Republicans oppose Barack Obama’s economic ideas because they want the economy to stay sluggish before the election. The slur makes no sense. If that were the Republicans’ crass calculation, they would be supporting his ideas, as they are sure to make a bad economy worse.

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  10. Prairie says:

    Good evening everybody. We’ve been traveling but have arrived at a destination that we’ll remain at for several days. Glad to be off the road.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi prairie! I’m sorry to have missed you, but you’ll probably see this: corn yields in c. Indiana and c. Illinois are lower than anticipated. The wet spring of course delayed planting, but then summer weather seemed better and the crops were looking good, but it just didn’t turn out that way.

      Enjoy your ‘settledness’.!

  11. lysie says:

    Thanks for the links, Molly.

    I saw Schiff on F&F this morning.

  12. mustknowhistory says:

    Check out the OOTD at Hot Air:

    The man really has no clue.

  13. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie…..when I look back at these years, the nightmares are going to be what I remember…good least 1 a week, that I’m aware of

    • lysie says:

      the nightmares are going to be what I remember…good least 1 a week, that I’m aware of

      Sorry, Molly. ((((hugs)))

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Aw, thanks lysie…It’s just bad times out there, isn’t it? I need to listen to more music. That always helps.

    • lysie says:

      Yes! Music always helps.

      We continue to listen to the band that Dale founded. He’s missed, but his memory will always be there.

      I remember shortly after hearing the band for the first time. I walked up to Dale and his co- musicians ; with blurry, moist eyes I said, “My husband and I have had a rough time the past 3 years. Your music has helped us (especially me) a lot. Thank you.” What a great big hug I got. I’ll never forget the sincerity in it.

      So put the music on and if so inclined dance, dance , dance. 🙂

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That’s a wonderful memory! Your heartfelt words that night were music for Dale.

  14. The Raven says:

    Haruumph! These polls showing steep declines in Obama support. But, for me, he was doing what he broadcast in his campaign. Liberalism! We knew it wouldn’t work. What we don’t know is how many “lefts” to the chin the formally free USA can take.

    But what does the electorate know? If things are bad—just vote the opposite of last time? When things are good, vote for the expensive, corrupt, but populist Democrats?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I understand what you’re saying. that possibility makes me nervous too. That’s why, as attractive as campaigning against 0 is, the 2012 campaign must be about big government liberalism vs. free markets, small government.

  15. lysie says:

    Ugh! We paid our school tax today. Let’s just say we are not supporting one room schools with schoolmarms. Laura Ingalls Wilder wouldn’t recognize today’s schools or the curriculum.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That much huh??

      With my exercise group this a.m….we got to talking about a key bridge in the city…They began working on it summer….of ’10, installing a bike lane, plus some screening to prevent jumpers, which unfortunately has been a sad problem, & the bridge work is no where near completed. The work there is apparently very sporadic!

    • lysie says:

      Some projects I agree with, but many are “use the money or lose it” types of things.

      In this area the new thing is granite curbing along sidewalks that are never used. How about repaving a road that is in decent shape and that has two houses on it???

  16. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie…hope your week is going well..

    • The Raven says:

      I heard somewhere that Warren Buffet hires 14 people to minimize his taxes. In other words…he spends lots of money to prevent the government from taking his wealth. Why? Because he knows he can make better use of it.

      And so are others. The correct action is to permanently REDUCE taxes on the rich.

      Herman Cain has a 9-9-9 plan to reform taxing. I bet the libs would love that…after maybe a year, they’ll say…well….if we just eek it up from 9 to 10…nobody will even feel it…..then another year …10 goes to 11……and so on. In the mean time, spending and borrowing is still nuts.

      Global Warming isn’t our problem….global spending is.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Global Warming isn’t our problem….global spending is.

      Bumper Sticker material!

  17. The Raven says:

    NRO is running an interview classic w/Milton Friedman on uncommon knowledge Part 1 & 2 are out…….we need to wait fro the rest

  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    I heard something on the news about an hour ago….

    Siemans, the huge engineering firm, is shutting down its entire nuclear engineering operation. If this is true, its terrible news.

  19. lysie says:

    We are back from buying a new chest freezer. Our old one died. This new one is smaller, but that’s all right because our old one was hardly ever full.

    I had three Lowes gift cards and a 10% off coupon. I bought it for under $9.00. 🙂

  20. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  21. The Raven says:

    Once again, Obama demonstrates he has no clue as to how this country works. Taxing our way into recovery will work as well as spending our way into recovery.

    Let’s call it the tax stimulus.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning!

      I’m listening to Byron York and Bill Bennett discussing the Libs, & their policies etc. Every 10 minutes or so, in answer to a question from Bennett, York says, “you know you need a psychiatrist to answer that one.”

      A caller make a good case for this R argument: “We don’t want to give you any more money til you stop throwing what you have away” . Bennett and York agree.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      That is exactly the correct response. If zero’s administration can throw money away by giving it to companies like Solyndra, then he should get no more taxpayer money.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes, it is…for one thing , it doesn’t get pulled into the class warfare attacks the Libs make

      I think the class warfare demagoguery has to exposed, for sure, but since this an election campaign we have to win that first & foremost.

    • The Raven says:

      And the party which pats themselves on the back for following science — cannot see their silly economic plans have a devastating effect on the world.

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