America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- February 25, 2013- March 1, 2013 Remember 9/11


Sequester Week has arrived! Are you ready? How ’bout Sequester Friday (March 1)?? Anyone traveling by air that day?

This is Oscar night…pardon me while I stifle a yawn….

Let’s stick to Spring Robin Watch. I find that more entertaining and appealing.

Friday’s Links

Hail Armageddon…NOT leadership Krauthammer

What about Bob? NY Post

CA chokes off its middle class Wash. Examiner

Michelle touts our patriotic duty…. Am. spec. this latest idea really scares me….

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82 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- February 25, 2013- March 1, 2013 Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:


    Have fun, Rav. Mr. Strait puts on a fabulous show.

  2. Molly Pitcher says:

    Raven…later today I fly 3 hours west, and my brain will be all noodled tomorrow having arrived at my destination about 3 a.m today’s time…(Perhaps you can relate to this state of affairs…)

    So ….May I wish you an early Happy Birthday??!! Hope you have a wonderful, fun filled day.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. The Raven says:

    Well, Obama has attention deficit disorder. He doen’t pay attention to the deficit. Or anything else for that matter. Maybe when the next trip to Hawaii is on the calendar. But, it seems the people are slowly catching on to the games he plays. Maybe so, maybe so. Maybe Woodward.

    • The Raven says:

      Unrelated morning quote:

      Do you manage a public-sector pension fund? If so, you’ve got a rough job. Unless you do it right, and probably even if you do, the obligations for which you’re responsible will probably bankrupt the government sooner or later, thanks to irresponsible politicians, greedy unions, plunging fertility rates and slow economic growth.

      You could probably use a getaway, and hey, the state isn’t broke yet. As long as there are still tax dollars lying around, why not use a few of them to treat yourself to a trip to Hawaii?

      Yes, it’s that time of year: The annual conference of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems is coming up.

      -James Taranto – WSJ

    • The Raven says:

      Unrelated quote 2:

      “… although they may not be interested in change, change is interested in them. It usually begins with something external, some new information encountered seemingly by accident, something that starts to bug the person because it contradicts or doesn’t fit easily into his or her pre-existing framework. It’s like a buzzing fly that won’t quit and can’t be ignored. It causes discomfort, a sense of unease, and the disequilibrium..”
      – Jean Kaufman, PJ Media on Why some libs become conservative”>

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Raven Did you see the 2 quotes I posted for you on Wednesday?

      I think you’ll like them.

    • The Raven says:

      Yes…MP…saw the quotes & liked….I was on the road and didn’t respond……the key to time zone changes is dinner………eat dinner at local time

  5. Molly Pitcher says:

    USSC set to strike down part of 1965 Voting Rights Act Also getting some hysterical coverage from the Left

  6. Molly Pitcher says:

    well, well…Ron Fournier and Lanny Davis are supporting Woodward with similar WH stories, but will this story have any long term effect??

    • lysie says:

      Ha! I saw that. How about MSM calling it like it is…thuggery!!

      BTW, today Greg met Sarah in Albany to get her car inspected. He saw busloads and busloads of Constitution lovers headed to Albany to protest Cuomo’s anti 2nd amendment law. Whooohooo!!

      People in New York are not all bad. 😉

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh, that’s an encouraging report about those patriotic New Yorkers

  7. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie!

      Back from errands….

      Well, I’m going out of town tomorrow…

      my competence with the Ipad & wordpress is not enough that I’ll be able to start the thread for next week, so if you will be able to do it, that would be great. If something happens and you can’t don’t worry.

      I’ll be back in time to do the second Weekend in March, ok?

      We’ll just do the best we can, and I WILL be able to comment thru out the trip & be in touch

    • lysie says:

      Not a problem, Molly. My pleasure. Have fun. ((Molly))

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Just watched the last few minutes of Pope Benedict’s tenure…the Swiss Guards leaving their posts…very moving

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie!

  8. Molly Pitcher says:

    a tale of hostage taking not involving Iran Charles Hurt, Wash Times…very, very clever

    Raven, you often supply us with excellent quotes…

    Now I have a couple for you

    “When more of the people’s sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and the expense of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free government”…. Grover Cleveland, 1886

    and (a paraphrase of a Charles Sumner quote): I am willing to stand in the minority if it’s in support of principle. Sumner was an ardent anti-slavery politician

  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    Odds and Ends…

    Peeps have arrived in the grocery store!

    And…anyone want a Green milkshake at McDonald’s?

    the newspaper Human Events is going, going… at least in print. Wasn’t that Reagan’s favorite paper?

    I think 0 has reached a new low this week, both personally, as a human being…and as a leader. Pathetic.

    • Prairie says:

      Being on weight watchers, I’d love a Green milkshake. Or any color for that matter. I’d like some Peeps too……

      Weigh in tomorrow I hope I’ve stepped off the plateau I’ve been on……..

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I should have called it “shamrock”milkshake!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Plateaus are tough

      I’ve been on one for weeks with my strengthening exercises. 1or 2 machines only. … Making progress…

    • Prairie says:

      Yes, agreed Molly about plateaus. I really need to increase my aerobic walks to 3 miles instead of just 2. But I’ve had some difficulty with building my stamina and endurance this year, thyroid med increased and to be checked again in a week. I’m pretty sure that gettingn older doesn’t have one thing to do with it though…………

  10. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    Yesterday was another day dealing with Dad. He said he was leaving to get an apartment. He packed his bags and put them in his car. Then, he started walking on a busy highway to the VFW. I drove to pick him up; drove to a safe place and dropped him off to let him walk the rest of the way. He asked why I didn’t take him to the VFW. I told him I couldn’t because I will not be part of his drinking. I suggested that he follow through with finding an apartment and that I could help. I found four apartment ads for him and emailed them to my brother.

    Through the years I have learned to call his bluff.

    His days are numbered, as all ours. I pray he finds responsibility and peace..soon.

    I might be called away again at any time, but breakfast will be served…always. 🙂

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You are wisely handing this, lysie..wisely and lovingly. It’s very, very hard to have to be the parent to YOUR parent in such circumstances. You are one of the strongest people I know, but having said that, at such a time, it’s all right to lean a little on others to help you thru this.

      Always, always, your friend ,, Molly

    • lysie says:

      Thanks Molly, ed and everyone. Often, I’m cautious about posting our situation , but I want all of you to know why I’m not around at times.

      Each day I’m thankful for my mom and the things I learned from her.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      lysie hope your day is going a little better.

      In the “not as Important dept.”: I’m still having problems with our blog and my new IPAD…NOT in commenting, but in posting a new thread, which I’ve tried a few times.

      Last night I discovered an APP for WordPress, and after trying all night to load, my IPAD finally timed out….so I’ll explore tech and support help on that.

      Just before installing this new App, I updated the iOS ….that possibly may have affected the installation of WordPress…that’s the kind of thing that can happen.

      I can’t believe I’m writing all this, AND that I’m working on this all by myself!

      It’s an ongoing thing, and more tomorrow.

    • Prairie says:

      Praying for you, your dad and family lysie

  11. Molly Pitcher says:

    So Hagel’s been confirmed.

  12. Molly Pitcher says:

    OK! Now David Gelernter is Bennett’s guest talking about the devaluation of language because of the internet…”global deflation” he calls it

    He has to explain too often to his students what a “first draft” is…well,that says it all, right?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      ah…talking about 0’s appeal for young people…a personal appeal in the way that Huey Long might have used…human communication brought down to the lowest level…nearly primitive compared to more elevated thinking

      Now Gelernter is not without emotion…he has it but it’s in service to advanced thought and reason.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      I was thinking about author Hannah Arendt the other day . (Arendt was the answer to a Sunday crossword clue). Her incredible book Eichmann in Jerusalem was originally a series of articles for New Yorker magazine written as she reported on that trial in Jerusalem. It occurred to me that such reporting could not be done today, even for the New Yorker. People simply are not ‘smart’ enough to read that style of writing or to digest the ideas it contains.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I think you are right about those articles and their reception in today’s world.

      Bennett’s talking about about the release of illegal aliens by the 0 administration

    • Jemian says:

      I certainly understand what Gelernter means. I have had to emphasize to my sixth and seventh graders that sentences MUST start with capital letters, have punctuation at the end, must have common words used and spelled correctly. To which they reply, verbally, “there, their, they’re”. But if they had to write their reply, I bet they couldn’t do it. The things I am asking for should have been learned in the first, second and third grades.

    • Jemian says:

      And while I am on the subject of my students, I am really stressed by having to be firmer with discipline than I would like. My classes are always noisy because I try to get the kids to discuss our subjects. I encourage thought and verbalization. Unfortunately, this year’s sixth grade hasn’t reached the maturity where they can discuss without getting carried away. They are too loud. I’m frequently having to be stricter than I’m comfortable with so they can hear me when I am giving information. Added to that, my class with them is just after lunch and they are quite active at lunch time. Their adrenaline is pumping!

      Today I tried a new tactic which I will continue. As they came in, I forbade talking. Instead of casual behavior as the rest of the class was entering the early birds had to immediately take their seats. When everyone was in, I had them continue to sit in silence without moving for another three or four minutes.

      What a difference that made! Today’s lesson was writing, me giving answers, writing some more. But, for once, we finished. I would rather them look in their Bibles and glean the information on their own, but that will have to wait on their maturity.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      hi Jemian . You may have found the solution to your class’s beginning exuberance or whatever you call it….

  13. Molly Pitcher says:

    C. Edward Koop died a couple or so days ago…96

    This is Johnnie Cash’s b.d.

    And this is the day the disgusting nomination of Chuck Hagel may reach its conclusion in the Senate

  14. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  15. The Raven says:

    My lefty boss brought up the Italian election yesterday and I have gone numb on following the demise of progressive governments around the world. Then it got me thinking. Where is their model? Looking at N Korea, Cuba, Italy, Greece, Spain, and the US……the Heaven on earth liberalism is taking a big hit. So a few minutes ago, I thought I’d check on our model (Hong Kong), since I haven’t done so in maybe 8 years.

    Low and behold it is still number one in Heritage’s “Most Free” nations so it is not lefty. And the last 5 years it hummed along at 3% growth and had 5% last year. Number two, Singapore had 5.7% growth the last 5 years. Getting into the bigger economies…Australia – 2.6% over 5 years.

    Then – looking at free countries but those with big progressive agendas…..Denmark – minus 1.1% over 5 years. New Zealand (recently increased gov spending) 0.7% over 5. UK = 0.1% over 5. Japan -0.2 % . Sweden is going from progressive to free and it shows….1.5% over 5 years !!!

    The only exception was Germany with stable growth (1.1%) and fairly substantial social programs.

    Absolutely overwhelming evidence of the power of free people and free markets.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      So true….good review….I believe Sweden is…. where? like Germany in recent years

      Paul Rahe on Bennett’s show talking about the growing dependency on gov. by our young people. AND dependency begets dependency…it’s a hard cycle to break…

      0’s latest pre=K proposal is about replacing family. yes.

  16. Molly Pitcher says:

    prairie, everyonethis is something to watch 2nd amendment…

    • lysie says:

      Scary and sad , but true , huh?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      It’s a concern, for sure…often hard to judge the situation in the midst of all the change & so fast too.

      One thing that amazes me: the disappearance of cursive handwriting among people just a decade or 2 younger than

    • Prairie says:

      The power company was out just today installing SmartMeters. No option but to get one. I did NOT want it. Amazing stuff in that article, hopefully I’ll be long gone before this all gets integrated into society,

  17. Molly Pitcher says:

    Are we not Men Andrew Klavan…haven’t read it, but have a feeling it’s going to strike a chord….

    lysie my husband got to watch Facing the Giants last night and loved it…

  18. lysie says:

    Love Argo and the new container. 😉

    • Jemian says:

      Your picture reminds me of a particularly memorable Thanksgiving event. One person, who wants to live this down, but can’t, makes outstanding turkey gravy. Hence, they are always requested to fulfill this task. They use all the drippings in the pan and we generally have quarts of gravy as a result. Well, one year, the drippings had reached the proper stage of brown-ness and they reached for the yellow box of corn starch. Splash, splash, they liberally sprinkled it in and began stirring. Funny, it didn’t react quite like it normally does. Stir a little more. Something’s not quite right. Taste. Oh! It is very sweet. We take a look at the box and it turns out the person used powdered sugar and not corn starch. That does make a difference. This was a time when grocery stores were closed on Thanksgiving, too. Nothing could be done. There were no more drippings and we were without gravy that year.

      No, it wasn’t me.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sweet gravy! You could have used it for dessert!

  19. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Jemian says:

      Molly, it is typing with my thumbs on my iPad that I give me trouble. And something about the spacebar and “m”s that are challenging. I do appreciate the smaller size, hence, portability of the ipad. Also, one of my students has a severe vision impairment. He cannot see to write and it is wonderful having him type on his iPad and email me his work as the class is doing their work.

    • Jemian says:

      Sorry, my comment should be BELOW Molly’s.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, right now, my trouble is starting a new thread with the IPAD…I can reply fine, and typing isn’t too hard..but the other part is just different!

  20. Molly Pitcher says:

    Good morning everyone.

    lysie I tried to start the thread last night on my new I PAD, but it was a no go…Need to keep working on that…

    Confirmed: on Bennett’s show….our dear leader’s wife got to help Jack Nicolson open the envelope, etc., etc

    Bennett brings up the DC pols’ letter about Zero Dark Thirty…Isn’t that a wee bit “McCarthyism”…

  21. queenie says:

    “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.” – Cicero, 55 BC

  22. The Raven says:

    I read in the Post that Michele, by bell, Obama opened the envlope for Best Picture (the rewrite of Jimmy Carter history, Argo won)

  23. Prairie says:

    No Oscars being watched here either. I couldn’t care less. I understand that one of the better movies has been blacklisted by not only Hollyweird but by three US Senators. (presents the idea that America could legitimately use torture).

    Just finished watching the Joey & Rory Show on RFD instead.

  24. Molly Pitcher says:

    Bedtime Reading: 0’s Mad Max visions NY Post

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