America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- January 28, 2013- February 1,, 2013 Remember 9/11


A tricky and dangerous ice “event” is moving across the eastern U.S. and will hit some major metro areas tomorrow morning during rush hour, forcasters are warning.

7 people were killed and several wounded in one day of gun violence in Chicago this weekend.

And the USPS new rates for 1st class and postcards are now in effect; each category goes up 1 cent from 45 to 46 and 32 to 33.

Friday’s Links (Filling in for Molly)

8.5 Million Americans Left Labor Force In Obama’s First Term Noel Sheppard- NewsBusters

Just 157K New Payrolls Added In January, But HUGE Upward Revisions To December And November Joe Weisenthal-Business Insider

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63 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- January 28, 2013- February 1,, 2013 Remember 9/11

    • Jemian says:

      Good morning! Just checking in. Rather busy and have a very bad internet connection. I tried to do a speed test and never did get a response. I read here almost everynday, but I don’t know enough about the news to make an original comment. Plus, I am so negative about it all. I’m glad I’ve read the end of the Book because the current age is so wrong.

      The ministry with my students is going well. I’ve been able to speak with some of them privately about personal issues. It is when this happens that some of the best teaching occurs. Yet, unless you are consistently working with them, those opportunities never happen.

      The last two weeks have gone from one of the emotional spectrum to the other. A high point was the gifting of a new-to-me laptop. It arrived yesterday, sans power cords. They’ll arrive on the 12th. A low point was happened with one of the dogs I’m taking care of until the owners return. The two dogs were imprinted early to be distrustful and wary of others. So, when one of the workers was trimming weeds, one of the dogs saw this an attack. So, she aggressively defended her home. No one was hurt, but the dog was sent to a remote village. She’ll be cared for, sort of.

      But the incident upset me considerably.

    • The Raven says:


      I was late today….traded in my car for a pickup truck.

  1. lysie says:

    Chart of the Day: Austerity? What austerity? Ed Morrissey – Hot Air

    Harriet Hagel – We thought Chuck Hagel was wrong. Now we know he’s unqualified, too. Daniel Foster – National Review Online

    Hagel, “if confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do.” That’s almost as brilliant as Hillary’s , “what difference does it make?

  2. lysie says:

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has died at the age of 88. Even though he was a dem he was a good, common sense-thinking man. RIP.

    • edinva says:

      I am actually sad to read about Mayor Koch. Probably the last elected D I will say that about. He was very liberal but not a rabid lefty, and tended to have some sense of balance and decency. Not to mention, he could be very funny in that Borscht Belt way.

    • lysie says:

      I’m with you. While not agreeing with him all the time at least his discussions were more civil than most libs.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • lysie says:

      Whoa! Yesterday we had heavy winds clocking at 50mph with higher guts. No major damage here, but elsewhere trees were down. Now, we are getting about 7-10 inches of snow. The mild weather that we had a few days ago is over and greatly appreciated. It melted a lot of snow. Now we are starting over. I’m not worried. Just a few more month of this to go.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi lysie!…moment of relative peace here…

      Trying to find out how badly Hagel’s hearing went yesterday…

      And the economic news! HOW on earth can this be blamed on Bush…? Of course they will try, but still….

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  5. Prairie says:

    Rahm Emmanuel is both a thug and a pimp. Ted Cruz wrote a fabulous letter to the banks he is trying to coerce and a paragraph to Rahm as well.

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    Still a bit of difficulty with the carpal tunnel. I’m trying to stay off the ‘puter more. Also, will be traveling next week but will try to check in as able.

    Thanks for the links, everybody.

  6. lysie says:

    Yes, Molly I will start next week’s thread. Have fun.

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Anyone here a Jane Austen fan?

    This is the 200th anniversary year of her most popular work, Pride and Prejudice. A recent article in the WSJ covered some of the history of her fan-dom and and appeal.

    Did you know that WWI soldiers, suffering from shell shock and so on, were given Austen’s novels to read? It seemed they had a soothing effect on the poor , very distressed men.

    Hmm…anyone for reading/rereading her works this year? We’re a bit shell-shocked, I’m thinkng…

  8. lysie says:

    A few years ago the eagles built a nest at the top of a contractor’s crane. The crane and nest have not been moved since then.
    The eagles of Onondaga: From Creekwalk, one magnificent view

    • Molly Pitcher says:


      Bennett is getting lots of calls and emails about the Boy Scouts issues. That group’s governing board will make a decision next week. No public announcements til then.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      One of those photos shows a big fat snowy owl!

      lysie I’ll be gone for the next week, and intermittently posting. Will you please take over the start of next week’s thread for me?

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  10. The Raven says:

    What do you say we give names to the Dem propaganda “storm” of the day. The cliff can be Albert. Guns. Bruce…..immigration Camille , tax the rich, Danny …..


  11. lysie says:

    If anyone posted this I’m sorry for the duplicate.

    Mark Mattioli, father of the one of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting victims, testifies before a gun violence task force in Hartford, Connecticut on 1/28/2013.

    Newtown Father Speaks out on Gun Laws

  12. Molly Pitcher says:

    Ray La Hood is exiting the 0 administration

    Hearing several PSAs about the importance of the Gas industry to Ohio lately.

    Also, one of the outfits with drilling leases is advertising on the radio for workers of various sorts.

    Isn’t it wonderful what 0 has done with this job creation??!! 🙂

  13. lysie says:

    I received this in an email. Author unknown. Should we add our own “ifs” ?

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

    *You know if you live in a Country run by idiots if… Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a “home”.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.

    *You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

  14. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You heard about the rumors concerning the Boy Scouts, yes??

      Did you know that Chik Fil A’s profits have been huge this year??

      Good morning!

    • lysie says:

      Yes. I heard.

      Very icy conditions this morning. Later the temperatures will go to low 40s. I looking forward to that.

      Just when I think Central New York is failing…this happens.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Heavy fog here…

      Yes, I was reading an article last night about the huge crowd in DC for the MfLife and especially all the young people attending, and my eyes filled with tears at their devotion and faithfulness. Not a good time of year to travel or attend outside events.

    • edinva says:

      We’re heading for 60 later today! (then upper 60s tomorrow before heading back to 40s, even mid-30 on Thursday). Just nice to have a break after the really frigid temps last week.

      The crowds that turn out for the March for Life are always amazing. I don’t remember them ever getting a weather break; some years have been colder than others but no warm spell ever. The marchers are outdoors for a long, long day with little place to escape to … they congregate on the Mall and walk up to Capitol Hill. No coffee shops on the direct route. So to celebrate 40 years and God knows how many millions of abortions since Roe v Wade, NBC produced an outlier poll claiming a majority of Americans now prefer ‘choice.’ A Gallup poll the same day with contradictory results didn’t get any attention, of course.

      Enjoy the day!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good point ED…that part of DC – and it’s heavily frequented by visitors – is a desert of comfort places like restrooms and easy places to get food, etc. Street vendors in the summer, but that’s about all…to go into one of the museums along the way costs quite a lot IF they have a restaurant, and sometimes it’s not easy to find the restrooms in them either…

  15. Molly Pitcher says:

    Beyond Selma to Stonewall Be sure to read down to the last line, and let the sentence before that sink in…..NY Times

  16. lysie says:

    Yup! New patriotism = Obey me!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Great…0 is looking for police chiefs who’ll help him on the gun control issue.

      By the time I left the house this a.m., it was merely slushy outside…except for the entrance to the gym…aargh…a skating rink. I found the office of the realtor who owns the building, and complained. It’s a common problem, it seems like….no salt used at all.

  17. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the start Molly.

    • The Raven says:

      So… early prediction on Zero’s second term is the completion of the fundamental transformation…..the liberal’s dream since Wilson…….rewriting the Constitution. No more gun debates, no more religion debates, no more Rush Limbaugh, no more Fox, no more search warrants. Why not get rid of the House and Senate, while we’re at it…….just a small Politboro should suffice. And then of course, Zero becomes permanent. Sort of like Lenin or Castro.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Forward to the Collective!

      That is the definition of Forward, we now understand: individual freedom thru collective action, per 0’s address a week ago.

      Make sense to you?? Nah, I didn’t think so…

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That looks so good….I’ll have to go out and assess the driveway (on a hill) and the street (again, a hill) before making plans to go to the gym…down a hill to the valley…

    • lysie says:

      Be careful, Molly. Today we will have a mix of snow and rain.

    • tillacum says:

      That looks good, lysie, thank you. Just quickly read thru the 3 news articles. To find the truth, we look to FR, the mass media is still slobbering over this administration and protecting it’s flanks. sad.

  18. The Raven says:

    I’m in Phoenix this week EPA propaganda is tomorrow am

  19. edinva says:

    Molly, glad you had a great weekend. Do tell!
    So we’re looking at ice tomorrow morning? But 60’s here on Tu? Then back down.

  20. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hope everyone had a safe, enjoyable weekend. We did!

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