America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- April 1- April 5, 2013 Remember 9/11


The notorious Gang of 8 intends ram immigration “reform” thru the Senate in the days ahead. It’s time, it’s time they proclaim…details, you ask? We must pass the bill, then you’ll find out! Sound familiar?

The U.S. is beefing up security forces in the Korean peninsula in response to N. Korean threats.

Well April is here…can warmer weather be far behind?

The Week’s Links…


Islamists methodically exterminating Christians in MidEast Ralph Peters

A Comeback for Global Cooling? PJM

New Yorkers fleeing to FL NY Daily News

The obamas living the 1% Life Wash Times


America’s New Rosa Parks: Deneen Borelli Am. Spec.

An Ugly Easter Service Human Events

Stockton, CA to enter bankruptcy national implications..CNS News


0Care’s Unsustainable revenue raisers higher taxes…

Columbia’s Pet Terrorist NY Post

His Greatest Failure Am. Spectator


Selling 0Care to Balky Buyers Wash. Ex. editorial

Why Can’t we sue politicians for malpractice? Powerline

US sending missile defense shield to Guam CNS News

Another gun manufacturer leaving CO Yep…consequences..


What Stockton’s bankruptcy means for you Andrew Napolitano

Hope, Change and Poverty Powerline

What if it’s not about N. Korea? PJM

Actor Jeremy Irons rips Bloomberg, Nanny State Fun! Human Events

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82 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- April 1- April 5, 2013 Remember 9/11

  1. Jemian says:

    To keep you informed, we had a bit of an earthquake today. The epicenter was about 100 miles wsw of here, magnitude estimated at 7.1. We’re fine. The dog is fine. Nothing even rattled on the shelves. I’m not expecting much damage as the epicenter was in the middle of the jungle. Hardly any population there. I’m waiting for reports to be certain.

  2. Prairie says:

    Molly thanks for the Wiker book tip…..I will check it out…..on my new smartphone! Haaa! We finally succumbed to smartphones and there are so many nooks and crannies that it takes quite a lot of time (which I haven’t had much of) to even start to learn about them. I resolutely set time aside this afternoon to learn some more and have had a blast!

    How amazing to be able to voice command to an internet search, or voice command a calculator, or translator or to set an alarm with a reminder, or to make a note to yourself which will end up as an email. Or to send a text message or email with your voice. Haaaaa!!

    I am being careful to not allow the thing to completely overtake my time, which I know they can. I look at it as a wonderful useful appliance which could easily become an idol…so to speak. Definitely not getting social networking or Twitter….got enough political venues that expose me to enough potential persecution anyway.

    TGIF everybody!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You are having fun! I’ve found that using my IPad past a certain time of night….say, 7 ….is a tad over stimulating, and may affect my sleep….

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. lysie says:

    DeGette ???? People actually voted for this woman? Sheesh!

  5. lysie says:

    Jem, my prayers are with you and your family. ((Jem))

    Woohoo! Sunny today with the high in the 50s.

    • Jemian says:

      Thank you. I want to write something like, “we’ll get through it” or, “we’re trusting God,” both of which are true and both of which are banal. So, thank you. We need the prayers and I appreciate them.

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  7. The Raven says:

    While we are at it (regulating constitutionally protected rights), another protected right is voting (not sure if it is in the Constitution)….but it is time to regulate Democrats. Any Democrat who has voted more than 10 times for the same person. Any Democrat who is insulting.

  8. The Raven says:

    Our ‘Pubs need a backbone……Zero is at it again with the sequester……The proper voice from the ‘Pubs is that his version is baloney and we need to cut far more than the 2% sequester. Maybe a factor of 5X……we are still unsustainable

  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    Raven book title:Constitutional Conservatism by Peter Berkowitz

    There is also this book which I just learned about: Worshipping the State by Benjamin Wiker. This book appeals to me as it traces & connects the growing infatuation with the power of the state to a falling away from true Christian doctrine. e.g..what you saw in appalling fashion at St. John’s on Sunday.

    prairie I think this title might interest you too. Wiker’s credentials are excellent…

  10. lysie says:

    Update on three of many things that have been on my mind.

    Eric, our musician friend, is recovering at home and he expects to return to guitar playing in a few weeks.

    My sil’s father is improving. The doctors are waiting for him to gain strength to determine when they will operate on the gall bladder.

    As of over one week ago dad , is living at a very nice, redecorated adult home. It is a home with only one other resident. The state certified owner is very familiar with alcoholism because her ex-husband was one for 22 years. Her present husband teaches AA classes.

    How did we get dad to go? We called his bluff. He came home with a brochure of the place. One day when he was pitching a drunken fit, he took the brochure and said to my brother, ” I want to live here.” We all said ok and packed his bags. He was living there within 2 hours.

    It’s taking time for his adjustment, but it’s for everyone’s good…my dad, my brother and sister-in-law. Dad continues to drink.. a lot….so per professional suggestions (doctors and lawyer) the next step is to limit his $$ so that it’s not spent on booze. As POA my brother can do that, but when dad gets the drift he will put the money in a different account. We have to be as cagey as he is. That’s tough because he’s a pro and we are rookies. 😉

    Again, thank you for all your prayers.

    • edinva says:

      Lysis, is there a way to go beyond POA? Something that dear old dad can’t undo or override? I’m thinking something like guardian who gets and distributes the money instead of a POA that the grantor can undo instantly. A hard core alcoholic will get his/her booze no matter what. S/he will get the booze instead of toilet paper if it comes down to it. And they always outfox the sober ones around them. It’s a ‘gift’ that comes with addiction. God bless you and your bro and sister in law. That’s such a tremendous burden to carry.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh that’s all good news. You and your brother are working well together?

      Are you asking ED, if the POA is a durable power of Attorney? That would be a good question

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Somewhat frustrating day here, but I really have no reason to complain…just got some problems solved while others crop up…you know?

      I took a chance…dressing in springier lighter weight clothes…big mistake! now I’m chilled, with some unhappy neck muscles. but the ibuprofen I took is working…

    • lysie says:

      Ed, I asked the eldercare lawyer about guardianship and was told that would be difficult because dad’s doctors don’t consider him incompetent. We are trying to have my brother become a representative payee. The process is long.

      Molly, I’m doing my best to work with my brother. At times he’s open to my suggestions, especially if Greg agrees with me. Know what I mean?

      Take care of yourself, Molly.

    • edinva says:

      lysie, how about a ‘conservatorship?’ Don’t know if that’s what it would be in NY .. but your bro could prove to the court the your father would be incapable of handling his own financial affairs by spending a disproportionate amt on brother booze and needs someone to manage his financial affairs for him? I think the theory is that the state has an interest in his not spending all his funds so that the state would have to pick up the costs of his living. I don’t know the law, just don’t ever trust an addict.

    • Jemian says:

      Within two hours? Good work! Prayers are continuing. I am glad that Steven and Eric are doing better and prayers continue for their improvement. I just heard from the Youngest. Her hubby doesn’t ship out for 48 more hours. Yay! But she is still crying a lot. And avoiding the news. I think I should as well.

    • edinva says:

      Jemian, I’ll be praying for your daughter and especially her husband’s safety as he deploys.

  11. Molly Pitcher says:

    Raven you mentioned books yesterday…I have a title for you… will post it later after I check on the exact title.

    How was your trip??

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yummy…and the Tribe? Woohoo!

      That Swisher…he is a character…in love with baseball and OH-I-O…lots of excitement there…very nice…

    • lysie says:

      Yes. It looks like he truly enjoys baseball. And I love the Swisher smile. It’s very contagious.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      True, true.

      The Yankees come to town next week, and that is the first and only time all season…And we play ATL in late Aug?? Since when did we play NL teams that late in the season? I will go back and look at some old media guides if I still have some and check the schedules there…

    • lysie says:

      Greg and I have decided that this year we will go the Syracuse Chiefs and Auburn Doubledays games. We saw a few Chiefs games last season. Great fun.

  13. Molly Pitcher says:

    Chicago Free Fall The violence spreads…

    • lysie says:

      Sadly, I have an uncomfortable feeling that this type of thing will be more common and color will not matter. I place the blame on “shock factor” reality shows, the desire for immediate attention and no parental consequences.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Philly, I know, has had several incidents. Definitely a concern.

    • edinva says:

      Molly, the rev represents the “new” Episcopal Church USA. On board with every politically correct movement there is, and empty pews from coast to coast. The decline came very quickly. Very sad.

  14. Molly Pitcher says:

    Rev. Leon vs. Dr. CarsonJonah Goldberg on that Easter sermon…

  15. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    Sheesh! We have about 5 inches of new snow. Sheesh!

  16. The Raven says:

    And….it is baseball time !!!!
    Many of you may remember I was following a couple of first round picks by the Nationals from maybe two years ago. Well, they are no longer rookies but it seems they both had a go of it yesterday as the Nationals won 2-0
    Is it possible I will dump the American league and the Yankees and root for the liberal lovin’ National League? Not a chance. Well, maybe I’ll check the box scores.
    Follow them a little bit.

    • lysie says:

      The way the Yankees played yesterday I may check the box scores, too.

      Molly, if I can find The Tribe on a station, here, I may watch the game.

    • edinva says:

      Rav, the Nationals seem to be having an effect in DC similar to the Redskins. Partisan politics doesn’t matter. ‘TIll now the ‘Skins were the only entity that could bring Rs and Ds together, now it’s also the Nationals. Exciting to watch such a young team, My poor husband grew up in DC with the Senators. But I come from a long line of Yankees fans. As a kid, dear old dad actually went to Yankee games at the Polo Grounds.

    • The Raven says:

      Yeah, but….libs luv the girly National League. It’s like vanilla ice cream. Or socialism. Go Yanks

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Somehow I missed it….the Astros are now in the American League??

  17. The Raven says:

    Morning all…….
    ‘ been switchin’ between fiction and non-fiction on the bookshelf and it is non – fiction’s turn. I downloaded David Stockton’s book today, The Great Deformation.

  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    Did y’all hear about the Easter Sunday sermon that the 0s listened to? At St. John’s Episcopal on Lafayette Square??

    The priest used an often used Easter passage from John to slam political conservatives for racism, homophobia..on and on.

    You know what the proper response to such a sermon is, right? To get up and walk out. That’s it.

  19. lysie says:

    We saw one of our bluebird families yesterday. The couple were checking out the birdhouse.

    • Molly Pitcher says:


      Are you watching your team today?

      The Tribe opens in TO tomorrow night…I’ll check them out for a few games and see…new manager…lots of new talent…we’ll see…Giambi made the team, but starts on the DL

    • edinva says:

      Park has responded appropriately to Kim-il-whatever Basically, don’t even THINK about it.

    • edinva says:

      Molly, one of my favorite meals is leg o’ lamb. When I was living on the W coast and returned home, it was always one of the dishes mom would make. That and her stuffed green peppers. We had a leg o’ earlier in March, so we went the uninspired ham route yesterday

      Jemian, the place on Bali is Ubud; it’s 3 km from Peliatan the town where my friend did her research. Daughter arrived for the opening of Galungan Kuningan when ancestors spirits return and the creation of the earth is celebrated. She said it caused heavy traffic with travelers coming to visit the various temples. It had occurred to me you might be familiar with the island. I’ve never been to that part of the world, actually never been anywhere in Asia, period.. And with the length of flights involved, likely never will!

      Today is very Spring-like here, sunny and warming up to low 60s. Before returning to low 50s tomorrow. I have every intention of enjoying this.

    • Jemian says:

      Yes, I’ve been to Ubud. It is a place where artists gather, although that could really be said of the entire island. I can well believe that traffic was snarled.

      It does take a bit of time to get here. It takes me approximately 50 hours to travel from my door to my other door whether travel to or from. Often there are 20 hours in layovers involved often getting from the capitol city to our remote location. Or, layovers in either Singapore or Tokyo. We don’t leave the airport in those cases, but hunt up “sleeping rooms” of some sort.

  20. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.
    Thank you for the prayers. As of last night , Steven, is stable.

  21. The Raven says:

    Did it for me, MP…..I switched from Google to Bing this morning

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      And it wasn’t hard to change, right?

      It’s early, and I can’t quite think of the process…but I can figure it out later.

  22. edinva says:

    Hi, Molly, all

    Hope you had a nice Easter. It was dreary, overcast and rainy here throughout the day but Easter isn’t really about sunshine, the bunny and dyed eggs, after all.

    I had my wake up Easter greeting call this morning from Bali. Daughter was beginning return trip home, all 30 hours of it. After her business wrapped up, she and a co-worker took 3 days to go to a small obscure resort about an hour away from the tourist areas, where – how small a world is this? – my best friend from high school did her Ph,D. research and still does field work for approximately 3 months out of the year. Daughter said it’s the most beautiful spot she’s ever seen. And she’s seen some beautiful spots..

    For those who didn’t see 2016, I’d suggest ordering the dvd, It’ll save having to keep up with the news on a daily basis. It just blows my mind what is happening to us. Day after day on issue after issue, this Administration is overwhelming us Thank God for the NCAA’s!

    Lysie, I assume everyone in your part of the world is pleased with the Orangemen?? I can see them going all the way. I am torn here. One of my hub’s bros, and his now married daughters live in Louisville and, of course, are for the Cards. My sister’s daughter and her hub are MI grads. Several friends went to Syracuse. So I shall cheer for Wichita where I have absolutely NO connection, nor have I ever met anyone who went to school there! Besides, a mere #9 seed, they’ve taken out two #1 seeds. Can they take out a third?

    Here’s wishing everyone a good week ahead with at least warmish signs of Spring. God bless.

    • Jemian says:

      Bali is small, so any part there is near where your friend did Phd work. I agree, it is one of the most luciously gorgeous places on earth. I find it extremely restful when a break is needed. Hubby and I like to stop there on our way back to the states so that we’ll have a rest from work on the field and our work in the US. It is a great transition place.

    • Jemian says:

      Thank you for the reminder. I need to get 2016. I’ll hunt it up right away.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      ED, prairie, all….well, we had more flowers in church yesterday than we have outside in our gardens…where are the daffodils? the crocuses?

      On Sat., I still hadn’t figured out what to have for Sun, but passing by the meat dept in the store, hoping for inspiration, I looked down to find a boneless leg of lamb roast. It was on sale, altho still not cheap, and I snatched it up as my husband and I both love lamb, and not everyone does…

      It was delicious! I coated it in olive oil and Herbes de Provence…the roast even had one of those pop up things to tell me when it was done! We just loved it,, and I’m going back to the store to see if there are anymore left. I just don’t remember seeing such an item before there, but maybe I missed it.

      So that my Easter meal story…

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