America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- December 31, 2012- January 4, 2013 Remember 9/11


2012: Good -Bye, Good riddance!

Word in Washington is that now Biden and Mitch McConnell are negotiating as the Fiscal Cliff looms….just hours away now.

WHAT could go wrong??!

Thursday’s Links

Dupe of the Year My favorite (NOT) character: Warren Buffet….

Return of the Real 0 Krauthammer…didn’t realize he’d ever left…

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94 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- December 31, 2012- January 4, 2013 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    Inquiring minds want to know……have liberals killed more people than assault rifles? We can eliminate the Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, and Hitler/Mussolini crimes and the answer is still yes !!!

  2. Prairie says:

    EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code I am speechless.

    Obama administration delivers delayed regulatory agenda, could cost billions So many regs the average Joe could end up in jail and not have a clue as to what he’s done.

    • edinva says:

      Prairie, speaking of EPA, our VA Atty General (soon we hope to be Gov) Ken Cuccinelli, on behalf of our VA Dept of Transportation and Fairfax County, had a major victory in federal court yesterday against the EPA. I don’t know how much attention was paid to this, if any, so here’s the press release Cuccinelli put out.

      One funny aspect of this is that Fairfax County (whose taxpayers including yours truly stood to lose $300M if the EPA ruling held) is Dem dominated. ONE of the Supervisors voted against joining in this suit simply because he didn’t want to be associated with Republican Cuccinelli. Nothing petty or partisan there.

    • lysie says:

      ed, I caught a blip of that news yesterday, but didn’t know what state. Congratulations.

    • lysie says:

      Oh! I get it. It’s okay for gov’t dep’ts to knowingly poison people , but when a business accidentally exposes a person to harmful elements it’s lawsuit time.

      Lord help us. Pray hard and often.

    • Prairie says:

      Cucinnelli is one of the good guys, thanks for the link edinva.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. The Raven says:

    After some speed reading on the otherwise boring Sandy bill (the one Boehner killed) – I see there was 17 billion for liberal activists (community organizers).

    What’s that about??

    Let’s give Boehner a round of applause !!!

  5. lysie says:

    So, Al Jazeera buys Al Gore’s Current TV and the DAR has made changes to be politically correct of other religious beliefs.

    Bush’s fault again, huh?

    • mustknowhistory says:

      I joined the DAR back in 2008 as a way to affirm the founding of this country, and to honor those who have sacrificed so much.

      For the first year I went to every monthly luncheon and mostly enjoyed the programs.

      Then at the beginning of my second year, the program featured a naval officer from the university as well as a female undergraduate, in ROTC and nuclear engineering. She was gong to be one of the first females to join a nuclear submarine.

      The naval officer from the university ROTC program spent his whole time talking about the efforts of the US navy to become politically correct. Lots of charts and graphs were shown. The young woman just sat there, although I sure wanted to know what she had to say. What a waste of time. I have only been to one other lunch since then.

    • lysie says:

      What a shame. The DAR has been a big part of my family. When my aunts hears about this they will be saddened/livid. I will not be the one to tell them. It upsets me, but I haven’t been a member as long as they have.

      Why not just slap us all across our faces as you spit on our family’s past???!!!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sorry to read that about the DAR. I have a friend who, as a high schooler and college delegate, went to annual DAR meetings in DC…she’s got a lot of good memories of her activities and the events. She’ll be interested in this story.

  6. tillacum says:

    What a beautiful day! The yard and golf course are WHITE!!! with frost, but it’s white, so today we’re having winter.

  7. The Raven says:

    What’s next on the Obama agenda these days? They are constantly thinking of money, guns, and sex. That CNN caper on NY Eve was an exclamation point on 2012 wasn’t it?

    I suppose we will go from State to Federal gun registration? This of course is needed long term so we don’t have weapons when we finally decide to oust the DC devils.

    I propose we as a nation ignore them. Laugh at them, too. Humiliate them.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I’m trying to laugh, truly I am…one thing I’ve noticed since being ill is that my level of anger has dropped. That’s a good thing probably as I was the one who suffered the most from that emotional intensity…..

    • tillacum says:

      I don’t watch cnn…what was the caper?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      A couple of their anchors committed some lewd act on air New Year’s eve…they may have done a repeat performance the next night…not sure.

      Raven linked below: not a good cultural sign, for sure

    • Prairie says:

      Kathy Griffin (lesbian, anti-Chritian, foul-mouthed shock-jock extraordinaire) made lewd remarks and acts toward Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve coverage. I think Cooper is the only anchor….Griffin was a re-invited guest, I believe. If it was repeated the next night…..I hadn’t heard about that. Nothing would surprise me any more.

  8. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Great find, prairie Sending it on, you can be sure..

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      How’d you find that, prairie?

    • tillacum says:

      He is absolutely correct when he says we need to protect ourselves, because the police can’t.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, I never did respond much after Newtown…wanted to wait, then got sick,

      But those No Guns Allowed signs are what get me: like sprinkling pixie dust on something and hoping it protects you. Why not also pat your head and rub your tummy , turning around 3 times, too? That might work, right??

      No…every time I see one of those signs, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, and think of any Jews who might come along. Have they no cultural memory of their people herded defenseless into ghettos…lambs waiting for slaughter??. That’s what I think about and prairie that’s why I love what you found so much.

    • Prairie says:

      Molly it was linked on Facebook. I am so glad I read it and also very glad you enjoyed it. Interestingly, when I reposted it on Facebook I tagged a liberal anti-gun JEWISH guy who I have friended on there and who I’ve been going round and round with about gun control since Sandy Hook.

      So far, he hasn’t responded to the tag and I’m betting he won’t.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Ok Prairie What an account…that’s “mugged by reality”, right?

  9. lysie says:

    Whoa! It is going down to 0 degrees tonight.

  10. Molly Pitcher says:

    So the House Rs are causausing tonite…and Boehner’s Speakership is in doubt?

    What a depressing day.

    Elections have consequences: That’s the message of yesterday’s catastrophe/ shenanigans…

    • Prairie says:

      Boehner’s speakership should be in high question, especially since his very own Plan B fiasco and throwing the freshmen conservatives out of their committees. I’ve been open-minded, I’ve given him a fair trial and he’s fallen short to my expectations.

      Good afternoon everybody. Chilly here today, got country ribs in the oven will make baked potatoes and settle in to stay warm for the evening.

    • edinva says:

      Boehner was suffereable until he removed the conservatives from their committee assignments in what could only be perceived as politboro style. Now I honestly don’t care what happens to him and his political future. I can live with Cantor should he move into the Speakership. Historic, even. The first Jewish Speaker, and with a southern accent, no less!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I’ll be there in 10 min……

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I agree ED That move to oust those conservative members from their committee seats…senseless, gratuitous damage which backfired it looks like.

  11. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    Enough here to select what you want.

  12. The Raven says:

    Well, now that our future economy is in the crapper, we can return to the everyday business……like Iran. Didn’t Zero tell Putin he’d have more flexibility when reelected? Wonder what he had in mind ??
    Or maybe the flexibility is slamming R’s on this as well.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning Quote:

      Socialism is not just about taking away your money; it’s also about making you praise the takers as your saviors. You are expected to feel good about being robbed of opportunities, talents, and success. —
      The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual – American Thinker

    • The Raven says:

      Quote 2:

      “I found it astonishing, Here he is — coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment in very delicate negotiations — and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress. He spikes the football on the Republicans. He rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and he made them do it. And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sandbox, and he is asking that everybody be reasonable, as if he just arrived in Washington on a tourist visa.”” C Krauthammer on Zero

    • lysie says:

      If all that is happening under this administration wasn’t believeable , I’d say it is all unbelieveable. Know what I mean?

  13. lysie says:

    Molly, your post about seeing an old friend reminded me of my recent visit to my hometown post office. As I was waiting in line Mr. S , my high school geometry teacher, walked in. It took a few moments for our eyes to meet, when they did he called me by my full name (maiden name) and said, “class of 1966, right?” I was shocked that he remembered me and most of all my graduating class. I haven’t seen him in 30 years. He looked great. He was my favorite teacher.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh that’s a great story! Geometry, eh? How’d you do in it??

    • lysie says:

      I did well. He was a great teacher unlike my trigonometry teacher who actually stated in class that he didn’t think girls should be in his class. I agreed with him. He was a lousy teacher and I didn’t want to be in his class either.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Freshman year geometry…my mind could not easily get around those concepts…after that, math was smooth sailing…til I chose Statistics as a Freshman in college to fill my required math…AAAACK! Would Calc have been easier?? I’ll never know…

    • edinva says:

      So CNN casts a filthy, lewd, obscene, not-eve-funny lesbian and a (relatively clean) gay guy, and expect family-friendly TV for New Year’s Eve? But that is way beyond the pale.

    • lysie says:

      Disgusting creeps. To think my Grandmother used to shudder when she watched All in the Family when she heard Archie flush the toilet. No wonder my tv is turned off the majority of the time.

  14. Prairie says:

    Jemian I have recently purchased some quickclot for my emergency kit. Also looking at a product called Celox, similar blood staunching action but in granular form instead of dressing. For smaller wounds I think but need to try to do some more research. Hope your friend makes a quick and full recoery.

    Happy New Year everybody. I’m a little underwhelmed in enthusiasm this year. In my heart I know the travesties that o will foist upon us….in fact probably worse that I can imagine which has been the case all along. Still, we mustn’t give up and must cling to the Word and promises of God.

    lysie and Molly thank you for your dedication in starting and maintaining these threads. And thanks for the scripture today lysie.

  15. Molly Pitcher says:

    And you know…you just know 0 will STILL use the SOTU and even the inaugural address to slam the Rs from here to next Sunday. It won’t be pretty, and yesterday’s little performance was a preview…

  16. lysie says:

    Quite the record he has. He should be proud.

  17. Molly Pitcher says:

    What are the horrible details of the details?? Once I read about 0’s presser…well I couldn’t go any further…

    Jemian Amazing story about Mark’s accident and the recovery and aftermath

  18. The Raven says:

    So our “leader” would have screwed the entire country in order to blame the mess on the ‘Pubs? I guess that’s why Time had him man of the year twice. The libs don’t care. Why don’t they make him permanent man of the year? And permanent Nobel Peace prize winner? Or for us…. Guiness Book of World Records maybe??

  19. The Raven says:

    I hope for the eventual demise of the progressive tax. When the 99% don’t feel the pain, of course they’ll want to tax the rich. And who cares what the spending levels are.

    • lysie says:

      Penalized for taking care of yourself and your family. Pitiful!!

    • lysie says:

      40% estate tax.?? Jack#sses!!

      What is the incentive to even try? Gosh, could it be character? Could it be the right thing?

    • edinva says:

      Happy New Year, everybody!!!! Slept right through the ball dropping, etc. Oh, well. 2012 wasn’t exactly a winner and I’m not too sure 2013 will be any better (from a political perspective). Alas, we have each other and others of like mind to make it through together. If we have our health and sanity, friends and family, food, shelter and other basics we’ll manage.

      VA and NJ will have statewide office elections this year. We never, ever get a break! For Gov, we will elect either Ken Cuccinelli or .. are you ready? Terry McAuliffe, the Clintons’ sugar daddy. The latter will be cast as a successful businessman who rose from eating dog food to high status, a regular Horatio Alger character, if you will, while Cuccinelli will be framed as a far right religious conservative nut, who would take away a woman’s sacred ‘right to choose’ and even her free contraceptives. Our own Simon Legree.

      Hoping and praying for Mark’s full and speedy recovery, Jemian. It sounds like he’s made it through the very worst of it and now it’s a question of preventing infection and therapy/healing.

  20. lysie says:

    I’m happy we are staying home tonight. While getting things for our special New Year’s Eve dinner we were “entertained” by a bunch of lunatic drivers and shoppers. Sheesh! I hope they are not drinking tonight.

    We could have gone to the American Legion for NYE celebration, however, at $85.00 a couple we thought not. We went last year and the buffet was not the greatest. The entertainment is the same band that plays for the Friday Night fish night.

    Instead we will have 2 porterhouse steaks , $13.00 total, shrimp cocktail, rice, corn and if we have a drink it will be cranberry liqueur that I made.

    Year ago there used to be Boggs Cranberry Liqueur.

    We enjoyed it for special occasions. It not availablle any more. So I searched and found a recipe.

    • edinva says:

      New Years Eve is one night to stay home. Every lunatic on Earth finds it his/her duty to go out, drink too much, then drive. We are celebrating 32 years of wedded bliss today and, party animals that we are, went to the matinee of Les Mis. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and happy to be home before dark, enjoying #2son-made soup and warm, fresh out-of-the-oven bread. Later we’ll have some sparkling apple cider and probably be zzzz’ing before the ball falls on Times Square.

      Happy 2013 everyone!

    • lysie says:

      Happy Anniversary ed.!!! Woohoo!! It’s a 2fer!! LOL

    • lysie says:

      Happy New Year, my friends. Love all of you!!

  21. tillacum says:


    • Jemian says:

      Happy New Years! I just watched FIVE HOURS of fireworks which went of in a 360° degree panorama around me. I used to mourn the loss of a Fourth of July. Um. Not now.

      Please pray for Mark Westlund. He injured his leg severely, almost bleeding out. I’ll share that story later. Lots to say. Pray that no infection sets in and that the wound, to the bone, would heal.

    • edinva says:

      Jemian, praying for MarkWestlund now. Is he with your mission there? And is appropriate medical care available? Sure hope so.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Jemian Prayers for your friend…hope he heals quickly and surely.

      The days are getting longer!!

      Been wanting to share this with you: a few weeks ago our church missions committee shared some exciting info….we’ve decided to focus our overseas support on 2 families serving in 2 restricted countries. The congregations heard some of the details…right now one of our elders is communicating exclusively with them, later on we might be able to also. As you know so well, and I understood from years of knowing you, caution is the rule.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Same to you till We’ll see what it brings…

    • lysie says:

      Prayers up for Mark Westlund, Jem.

    • Jemian says:

      Update on Mark Westlund, he should be leaving surgery any moment now, if not already. There isn’t medical care here for all situations but it appears it is good enough for this event.

      Mark is a senior at HIS. He, and others, adults, older students, men and women, were climbing the 7,000′ mountain yesterday in order to watch the evening’s festivities from the top. I can only imagine the view. The trail is treacherous even in good weather, but it had rained the night before, making the trip even longer. The group left about 0600. It is an all-day trek to the top and another, just as treacherous hike down the next day.

      About 1020, I think, the group reached a point very close to the top, where they had to swing across a gulley (these details may change when more info is available) using a vine. Mark went first.

      The vine either broke or it was slippery and Mark fell about six feet. Unfortunately, he fell onto a pointed stick which sliced a gash in his leg from a point maybe two inches above his right knee to about three or four inches below the knee. The bones were even exposed. A lot of debris, soil, sticks, rotting vegetation, and whatnot entered the wound. He was bleeding freely.

      In the group of folks that went up the mountain with him was a former student, Ben Stubbs. Ben is now a college sophomore, enrolled in ROTC and does volunteer fireman’s duty to fill his empty hours. He has had EMT training as well. He is tall, muscular, and, of course, drop-dead gorgeous. I put that in there to help visualize him.

      Also, the Stubbs family had purchased a year ago for their own emergency readiness something called “quick clot”. This was in the first aid kit carried up the mountain.

      In this age of cell phones, calls for help went out immediately. Volunteers were assembled to help as they could. But first, Mark, now shocky from loss of blood, had to get off the mountain. Ben applied first-aid to Mark both trying to irrigate the wound as possible. This was stopped when the bone was revealed. The quick clot was used. Ben organized a stretcher to be made and got the rest of the hikers prepared to port Mark down the steep sides of the mountain. They went slowly and carefully. Mark’s god friend, Ben Simmons remained at his side, as possible, holding Mark’s hand, talking with him and reassuring him as the journey was made.

      At one point they reached a place where it was too steep to carry Mark on the stretcher. Again, Ben Stubbs stepped in. Lines were made, attached somehow, I am not clear on this, and Stubbs rapelled down this cliff, carrying Mark to the next point in the trail where he could be put back on the stretcher.

      Pain was building. The leg also needed to be kept elevated. Mark was becoming cold, not a good sign. At some point the volunteers from below had reached ( more to follow. potty break) …

    • Jemian says:

      OK, at some point the volunteers from below had climbed the mountain. One of the volunteers was a pilot for our jungle aviation unit and he spear-headed the efforts. They stationed themselves at varying points along the trail and when Mark reached them, they relayed him the rest of the way down the mountain. It took over seven hours to reach the trail start from when the accident happened.

      Now, medical teams took over. The lead doctor on the scene was our ex-pat dentist from Colombia. He ensured that Mark was stable and oversaw the transport to the clinic here on the school’s campus. An orthopedic surgeon drove here from Jayapura, about an hour-and-a-half distance away. I have never heard of that happening before. Ever. Never ever.

      From that point, Mark and his mother, his father died in a plane accident in 2011, went directly to the military hospital in Jayapura.

      While that is not the end of the story, that is all I know at this point. Pray infection is kept at bay and that the muscles, ligaments and tendons will be re-attached. We don’t know if a med-evac to Jakarta or Australia will be necessary. It doesn’t appear so. Give thanks that Mark is alive.

    • edinva says:

      oh, Jemian, I can hardly breathe from reading about Mark’s plunge and the amazing blessings (under the circumstances) he received. Maybe my fav part was your one typo (or not) about his ‘god friend.’ God bless Mark, Ben, the orthopedic surgeon, EMTs and rescue workers ..all involved there, and the medical team at the military hospital. And may the Lord see fit to heal Mark completely.

    • Jemian says:

      A quick update: Mark is out of surgery and it went well. The doc repaired 1 torn ligament and cleaned out the wound; he will need to do therapy. As long as infection doesn’t set in, they won’t need to go to Singapore. PRAISE THE LORD!

    • edinva says:

      Wow, that’s super good news, Jemian He really was blessed to survive the entire ordeal. The Lord has a purpose for Mark. Can’t imagine your relief and others who know him and his mom. Will pray that the therapy leads to a speedy recovery.

  22. Molly Pitcher says:

    Very elegant! Every morning a different breakfast! You are amazing!

    Hope the knee continues to heal?

  23. The Raven says:

    Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!!

    What’s the morning odds that Zero will win his war on the ‘Pubs and blame them for the coming mess (the Immaculate Deception)?

  24. edinva says:

    Molly,, might I infer you think 2012 was not a banner year ? How, pray tell, could you come to that conclusion? (/sarc) Problem is, we might look back in the not too distant future, saying it wasn’t that bad. Kinda the way we now look at Slick Willie as not having been “THAT bad.”

    And what’s the story with Hillary! being admitted to the hospital with a blood clot? That does sound serious. We’ll probably hear more tomorrow when they get their stories straight.

    • Prairie says:

      A DVT, I’m reading. Leg clot. Not insignificant but not nearly as serious as to her brain could’ve been.

      Good evening everybody. We arrived home, spent the last couple of days getting everything put back in order. Watching the kabuki theater in Washington, off and on…..

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Poor Hillary! Sound like her globe hopping, busy travel schedule is catching up with her….

    • tillacum says:

      It is amazing, when one thinks of the possibility or imposibility of her appearing before the Benghazi hearing. She first, was too tired, then had a stomach ailment, then fell and hit her head, NOW a blood clot…Will she appear to testify about her part of the gang that refused help to Americans? Hmmm? I’m a cynic when it comes to this gang.

  25. Molly Pitcher says:

    Pleasant dreams everyone…well try anyway…

    We’ve spent the weekend cleaning old files, various repair jobs, and watching several film noirs, 3 superbly directed by Otto Preminger.

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