America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-6 months left August 27 – August 31, 2012 Remember 9/11


As Isaac moves into the Gulf of Mexico, RNC plans for its Tampa convention are adjusting…speakers dropped, opening moved to Tuesday, Governors like Bobby Jindal cancelling his attendance.

Will any of this make a difference politically…? Or just more talking points for the tv cable people?

Friday’s Links

Correcting Reality Jonah Goldberg

The Eastwood Speech PJMedia

Racists of the World, Unite! Am. spectator

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42 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant-6 months left August 27 – August 31, 2012 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    TGIF and back from China… Can’t believe the Dems are saying Ryan needs fact checks after their cancer/tax return ads….and they say zero didn’t say u didn’t build that

    From wsj…

    Keller actually claims that Obama “um, never actually said” what the GOP video quotes him as saying and what Keller himself shows that Obama said by providing an even lengthier quote than appeared in the video.

    Obama’s journalistic supporters live in a bizarre alternate reality in which a politician’s actual words mean nothing. When the president says something foolish and offensive, he didn’t say that. Meanwhile every comment from a Republican can be translated, through a process of free association, to: “We don’t like black people.”

    • The Raven says:

      Morning Quote (Ledeen, PJM):

      If you’re one of those leftists, unable to sort out how the world works nowadays and unable to win an honest debate with your political and intellectual opponents, it makes you very angry, and you lash out at them with a violence that often surprises observers who are less engaged in the political or intellectual wars. The left has died as an intellectual force worth taking seriously. Its mission belongs to another time.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Not surprisingly, the Big Lib in our family did not like the convention At All…I shall prudently refrain from further comments…

    • edinva says:

      Molly, at least your family’s Big Lib was watching. Unlike POTUS who claims not to have watched but did, however, respond to Clint by tweeting ‘this chair is full.’ … guess he was psychic if he knew about the chair on a program he didn’t watch, eh?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      HA! For sure….What a strange person he is…

    • lysie says:

      We saw 2016. It was a 2:00pm showing. About 30-40 people were there. I’m hoping the later shows do better.

      Toward the end I almost sobbed and that’s with hearing about 10% of the dialogue.

      Some people were shocked while other were angered.

    • lysie says:

      ed and Molly, I agree. That chair is full. Full of what I might ask?? Lies. Arrogance. Creepiness. Thought I throw that last one in for laughs. 😉

    • edinva says:

      As time passes, I am thinking more and more what genius went into Eastwood’s speech. Everyone seems to be talking about it, several times the actual convention audience has now seen it on youtube. This AM I briefly logged into FB. Lo and behold, several ‘friends’ of various political stripes had empty chair related status posts. That is effective!

      lysie, how’s Greg coming along? Hope you two can ‘chill’ over the Labor Day weekend. That’s certainly on my agenda and I haven’t had any flutters since Elvis last appeared on Ed Sullivan 😉 Obviously, we hope that was a one-time occurrence that will be taken care of with adjusted meds .. and the stress test will help docs determine what’s going on.

      For no good reason, I treated myself to a pedi today. Deep purple polish, just shy of goth. Well, somebody’s gotta do it. I hope it lasts for 2 weeks till I go to the h.s. reunion. Am now thinking I might have done well to refuse some pastries I ate over the summer, compliments of one of the farm market vendors. Too late now!

    • The Raven says:

      My big lib friend thought the convention was the worst thing in political history and is really upset – he must have been watching MSNBC

  2. tillacum says:

    I watched the whole program tonight. I loved Dirty Harry talking to the empty chair. I just wish he’d put an empty suit on the chair, but he did get all of his points across, with humor. Till tomorrow…

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I enjoyed him too…he was an entertainer with some political points to make..nothing more, nothing less.

      A caller into Bennett’s show just described him as a “seasoned citizen taking us into the woods without a flashlight”. It was fun, exciting, and we survived!

  3. tillacum says:

    lysie, I sorry to hear of Greg’s flutters. That happens when some lose weight quickly, also the muscles tire more quickly, so watch that. Keep him on his diet, but a few more green veggies, like dark green salad leaves…raw green beans, raw asparagus, raw peas in the pods, stuff like that.
    Stay with him during his Dr’s appointment and make sure to mention the medicine he’s on, if he doesn’t do it. I do it, and I ask questions, because hubby “forgets” yeah. But that the reason God made us wives. Take care dear FRiend.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good advice, till…I’m trying to eat better myself…stress and a few health issues are wearing me down.

    • lysie says:

      Thanks, till. Tonight he had a salad with bits of raw broccoli. We tend to have our largest meal of the day as our lunch.

      Just to be safe the Dr. ordered a stress test. Greg requested a Lyme Disease test because of all his years working in brush areas.

      I’m keeping my eye on him.

      Thanks for all your concerns, my dear friends.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes….thanks for updating us!

      Have y’all see the Matalin/Carville ad??…I forget the product they are plugging, but goooood grief! Not pretty, funny, or ….anything…

    • lysie says:

      No, I haven’t seen it, Molly. Thanks for the warning. 😉

  4. edinva says:

    lysie, prayers with Greg and you. I’m glad he’ll be seeing the doc and getting his meds re-calibrated.

  5. Molly Pitcher says:

    That’s good lysie

  6. lysie says:

    As some know on Monday night Greg and I go to listen to music and dance. Around 9:30 while dancing Greg said he wanted to leave due to “fluttering” in his chest. As we were closer to home he said he felt better.

    When he woke up this morning he had that same feeling. I took him to Urgent Care for preliminary tests and later to the ER. Good news is his tests were fine. The ER doctor suggested that because of Greg’s weight loss his bp medicine could be dosed too high .

    Tomorrow we will notify his doctor of the day’s happenings.

    I think I’ll spend most of the night hugging my Greggy.

    • edinva says:

      Lysie, that IS good news, after some serious concern on your part, to be sure. The flutters were His way of saying, get to the docs! Sometimes He has to knock us over the head. Enjoy your hugs!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh my… good that you got it all checked out, and are following up….((((lysie))))

      Thanks for sharing this info, too!

      Pretty good evening at the convention last night! Love those Red State Governors!

    • lysie says:

      Well, I’ll tell you..I’m a little tee’d off at his doctor. Greg’s last visit showed that he lost 20 pounds. Wouldn’t you think his doctor would mention to Greg that his meds may need to be lowered? I know I would and I don’t even play a doctor on tv.

    • edinva says:

      lysie, it’s been my (2nd hand) experience that PCP’s too often don’t re-factor the patient’s meds, despite various changes that may have occurred over time, i.e., weight loss (and just how did Greg lose 20, inquiring minds want to know). My hub had a stroke in ’08 and I don’t think his PCP has ever modified his meds. The ONLY changes have been with specialists who might drop/add a med. There may be liability issues, I don’t know. Just glad you caught it early.

      OK, so I was impressed with Ann Romney last night. Still can’t get all warm and fuzzy over Mitt, but I do believe he’s extraordinarily able and competent which would be a huge change. And, frankly, I don’t know why we have to *like* or feel all warm and fuzzy about the POTUS. He’s got family and friends, he doesn’t need all of us ‘liking’ him. I DO believe it’s more important to respect him and trust him to do the job well for the overall benefit of the USA, not small constituencies here and there.

      Off to the Farmers Market on what appears to be a lovely, mid-80s, late summer day

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      It IS indeed lovely out there!

      Which speech last night did you enjoy the most??!!

      I just ate up Artur Davis’s speech….wow was he something!

    • queenie says:

      Have to say that Artur Davis’s speech was my favorite last night. He is AWESOME.

      Prayers that Greg continues to be ok!

    • edinva says:

      Molly, your OH report is encouraging. So hard to tell with races this close what will happen as Nov approaches. I Do recall reading that your Gov Kasich negotiated the return of a mfg plant to Avon Lake with at least several hundred jobs. Guess who will try to take credit for that ???

      I have no idea, really, of what’s happening in VA. I’ve noticed in my distinctly blue part of the state that O bumper stickers are few and far between vs. ’08 when they’d flooded the place. So that’s a good sign. Northern VA has the votes/population vs the rest of the state. The GOP has to carry @ 50% of NOVA to win. And now we are overloaded with federal govt employees, loyal Dems, even the military. Our new photo ID goes into effect with this election, so that MIGHT help, tho we’ve had to show ID for a long time now. Without the $$$ and enthusiasm, I’m not too sure Team O will be able to recruit so many volunteers and get out of state college students registered. (Yay for UVA for declining O’s request to speak there tomorrow!)

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes, ED….I loved reading about UVA’s turning down 0’s request!

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    prairie We miss you too!..Take care…

    mbk, ED, prairie, all Ohio…well, there are some definite positives going on here….more fiscal sanity in Columbus, fracking development is taking off in e. central part of the state….excitement, jobs, extra money to spend….but positive change is slow to take root due to some union resistance and of course the overall economy.

    It’s going to be close. having an R gov is a good thing for getting across the finish line…the whole election operation works better….or should…

  8. Molly Pitcher says:

    Thanks lysie..

  9. Prairie says:

    Hello everybody. Briefly checking in, we are trying to get caught up on my levels after spending so many weeks tending to F-I-L (RIP) and M-I-L. Some on-going difficulties have continued but hopefully are getting resolved and we are much luckier than many who are dealing with much more serious issues….God is good!

    I saw the interview between Rove and Trippi about Ohio…..Molly, any insights or finger-on-the-pulse anecdotes?

    Thanks to all who post links and keep the thread going, I’ve miss you. We’ll be on a business trip for a couple of days then hitting the road after the holiday weekend. Not sure exactly WHERE our destination is though. We’re figuring it out as we go along.

    • Prairie says:

      oopsie, meant to post that we are trying to get caught up on MANY levels…….

    • Jemian says:

      I don’t believe I have expressed my condolences on the death of your FIL. Let me do so now. I can repeat all the things you already know. It is the daily disciplines which prepare us for times like these. Be assured that your MIL and all of you are being upheld in prayer. (((((Prairie)))))

  10. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hey everyone….no internet service this a.m…so my day started off in non-routine manner, and I’ve been trying to right it ever since.

    Listening to Limbaugh now, and trying not to go crazy!

    • edinva says:

      Molly, hope you have that under control now (5p EDT). We’ve all grown so spoiled with our instant internet, losing it, however temporarily, is major. I can’t even handle the flickers well any more.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      just listened to Karl Rove and Joe Trippi claim that Ohio is the most important state for the electoral college win, with Virginia a close second. Any comments on how these states will go?

  11. Jemian says:

    Good morning! I don’t think I’m the only one hoping Issac will be lots of rain to drought-stricken places in the south. We haven’t received our average rainfall for several years now.

  12. edinva says:

    Molly, it’s looking like Tampa will dodge the Isaac bullet, but he’s going to hit somewhere, and will bring devastation wherever that may be. So the visual of R’s partying hearty vs folks losing their homes is something the GOP will have to handle very gingerly. It’s really too bad that Romney won’t have the opportunity he’d have wanted at his convention, but I’m not too sure how that affects the November outcome. Lots of time ahead.

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