America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- April 15 – April 19, 2013 Remember 9/11


Another grim week ahead for conservatives? For one thing, there is the “compromise” gun bill, making its way to the Senate floor with R support.

For another, there is Rubio and the immigration it’s not amnesty, he claims. Call me a skeptic.

And in Great Britain, the Left despises even the memory of Margaret Thatcher…that her funeral should be a state affair is driving the radicals crazy. I look forward to the service which begins 11 a.m. Wed., local time, but dread the disruptions and disrespect which may be on full display.

The Wheels come off 0Care Am. spec.

0’s UN Backdoor way to gun control WSJ

0’s Ideas began at Columbia Human Events

Family Meltdown Robert Samuelson

Major movie theater chain cuts work hours, blaming 0Care

QE’s paper recovery going up in flames John Crudele

A Pulitzer goes to Bret Stephens…Good, good…one of the conservatives

Mother, I’m hurt real bad… This story is getting a lot of attention

Bomb details emerge WSJ

The Perverse Logic of the Left

Don’t Let Logic In NRO

The Left clings to its guns and abortion Daniel Henninger

Moral Relativism and Jihad Caroline Glick

Run, Hide, Fight PJM

Who Cares what the majority thinks on guns? Human Events

WOW. A lot went on last night after release of those photos Boston Globe

America’s just not that into 0 Jonah Goldberg

Back Alley Abortions never ended James Taranto

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101 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- April 15 – April 19, 2013 Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:

    FYI, I won’t be doing any TGIF celebration this afternoon. 😦

  2. Molly Pitcher says:

    The Boston Globe ✔ @BostonGlobe

    BREAKING NEWS: Police fear suspect in terror bombings is wearing an explosive vest, source tells Globe.
    9:59 AM – 19 Apr 2013

    Not good….

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Something is happening in Watertown…police presence growing and a shot fired near a residential area and a coffee shop

      Now moving to another location after putting on bullet proof vests.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. Molly Pitcher says:

    Report: a third suspect is under arrest…

    Walid Phares on Fox news making point that other plans may be in the works since these guys were not going the suicide route….thus, capturing the suspects alive is significant

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Am so glad Bill Hemmer has been on the scene for Fox this week…that other guy must have been scheduled for vacation?!

    • lysie says:

      I’m waiting for neighbors to say…”they were such nice boys….I don’t believe they could do such a thing.”

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, there is the question…what did anyone else know about their activities?, if anything…

    • edinva says:

      lysie … I DID hear that an uncle that lives in Montgomery Village MD (outside DC) said he was surprised that his nephews could do this (their dad back in Turkistan said Tamarin is an ‘angel’ but we’re not clear how good dad’s English is). Supposedly, uncle said they don’t deserve to live. The dead perp said he didn’t have one American friend after several years here. Can you imagine the heartbeak at NPR and MSNBC that it’s not white Americans?

  5. The Raven says:

    Morning quote =J Taranto , WSJ:

    According to the grand jury, Gosnell’s method of “abortion” in these late-term cases was infanticide, plain and simple. He or an untrained staffer would induce labor, deliver the baby alive, and then perform the procedure they called by the chilling euphemism “snipping”—slashing the infant to death with scissors to the neck and spine. “Over the years, there were hundreds of ‘snippings,’ ” the grand jury found. But bodies had been disposed of and files destroyed, so the evidence was sufficient to prosecute in only seven cases. One of those victims, a neonatologist testified, was a boy of “32 weeks, if not more, in gestational age.” That is, his mother had been at least 7½ months pregnant.

    In 1994 Tom Ridge, a pro-abortion Republican, was elected governor, succeeding the antiabortion Democrat Bob Casey. According to the grand jury, Ridge administration officials “concluded that inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased.” The new policy did away with all regular inspections of abortion clinics. Mr. Ridge’s lassitudinous approach was bipartisan, continued by his successor, Democrat Ed Rendell, who resumed the inspections only after the 2010 raid.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Raven I linked bot the Goldberg AND the Taranto articles above…Particularly the Taranto article make a profound point about the pro ROE v Wade argument,

  6. The Raven says:

    Although no one is saying it, the two suspects look like that Middle Eastern group that Nobel Peace Prize winner Zero the great defeated.

  7. The Raven says:

    Morning quote from the WSJ ed. page:

    People who cling to their guns, or merely to the Constitution, aren’t part of the coalition that Mr. Obama believes re-elected him, and his mistake was thinking they would simply dissolve into history’s rearview mirror in his new progressive era. Mr. Obama was routed this week because he tried to govern from the left and thus played into the hands of the NRA. If the Newtown families want someone to blame, they can start with the President.

    • The Raven says:

      And this from J Goldberg:

      Ironically, the only populist mass movement on domestic policy issues Obama can claim credit for creating is the Tea Party

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Excellent quote round=up!

      til Glad you are ok…thanks for the “on the scene” report. Hope y’all get some good news about survivors today, but ….well, a very, very bad situation.

    • tillacum says:

      I hope so. Issa wants some protection for the whistle blowers and their lawyers so the whistle blowers can testify. Guess the government is really leaning on the people with information, especially if it’s classified…why can’t it be declassified…or tell the NY times.

    • Prairie says:

      Great link and news, Molly.

  8. Molly Pitcher says:

    Everyone…you may want to bookmark this

    National Anthem at the Bruins game

  9. mustknowhistory says:

    Anyone else interested in this from the WSJ:

    a liberal mother realizing the injustices of Political Correctness run amok.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh yes!

    • edinva says:

      Our local radio station has been featuring the National Anthem as sung at the Bruins game. I truly believe that Bostonians and Bruins fans are patriotic and love this country. It’s just that they can’t see thru their unpatriotic pols up there and keep voting them back into office, hurting us all. Honestly, can you even imagine BHO-II singing a full-throated National Anthem under any circumstances?

    • lysie says:

      It happens far too often… men being wrongly accused. How fortunate for her son that his mom is an attorney. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the many wrongly accused men.

    • tillacum says:

      WHEE…A person scorned. WOW!

  10. Prairie says:

    tillacum are you okay since that terrible explosion at the fertilizer plant?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Did you hear the crowd sing at the Boston Bruin’s hockey game….very, very loudly the National Anthem??!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      till thinking about you…remembering that you do live outside of Waco, so we are concerned…

    • tillacum says:

      Thank you, all for asking. We are about 55 miles south of West. I watched the goings on until 0330 today. We have friends in Mexia which is about 30 miles from West, as the crow flies, and they heard the BOOM. 100 homes have been damaged, some severly, an apartment complex was pretty badly damaged. 200 people were injured, some severly. An Assisted Living building was flattened, thankfully everyone was evacuated to the football (Trojan) field where some were treated. A Waco hospital treated 130 of the injured, how many were badly hurt, I don’t know. I don’t know how many were treated and released. No one is allowed in West, except those who live there. Right now the damaged buildings are being investigated in case anyone is inside and hurt. 5 of the firefighters are unaccounted for. Interesting the fire would start in the amonia vats then spread to the rest of the fertilizer so soon after Boston….but then I do read mysteries and spy stories. I’m still questioning….
      Thank you, again. FReepers are good FRiends.

  11. mustknowhistory says:

    Massive explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. Being compared to Texas City disaster in 1947:

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  13. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    “Barky scolded and ranted and acted like a spoiled, narcissistic, petulant child”- Prairie

    I love it !!….But, you know Prairie, it wasn’t about the guns since any bill faced defeat in the House….it is that it didn’t get to the House where he could demagog the ‘Pubs

  14. Prairie says:

    Did everybody see Dear Leader throwing a temper tantrum in the Rose Garden about the gun vote? Flanked by Giffords and Biden who looked sorrowful (sniff!) while Barky scolded and ranted and acted like a spoiled, narcissistic, petulant child. Something that made him this mad, it’s certainly a win for our side, although by way too close of a margin.

    Good evening everybody. The FBI was supposed to give a briefing at 5 EST and postponed it. Okay, fine. They were supposed to give the briefing at 8 EST and now it sounds like it’s postponed again. So, who’s calling the shots here, Mueller or Obama??

    Quit announcing briefings until you are actually read to give one. This isn’t inspiring confidence.

  15. Molly Pitcher says:

    Hot Air’s story on breaking bomb news arrest, no arrest…pretty confusing…

    In other news, the Magnificent Margaret Thatcher’s service was earlier. She had requested no eulogy. A very dignified service with glorious English music, CSPAN I will rebroadcast the event later this afternoon.

    • lysie says:

      The news coverage is pitiful. I’m so tired of the “first reported whether fact or not” gossip. Sheesh.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes….I’m going to take a little break from it…head outside to some weeding, and hope it all gets straightened out. there’s definitely some jumping the gun going on here….or somethin’

    • lysie says:

      We worked in the yard today, too. About 50 feet from the back of our house was a 15×25 fenced in area for our sweet dog of many years ago….Strudel. Greg took the tractor and hooked the bucket to each 4×4 fence post to lift them out of the ground after we disconnected all the fencing. The posts are in excellent shape and may be used again to fence in our backyard. Of course, we will have to buy more. That’s OK. While Greg is “in the mood” I need to buy posts and fencing… fast. LOL

      Luckily, we have a one-hundred dollar home improvement store gift card that I bought to get 40 cents off a gallon gas points. Yay!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Isn’t that fun? Buying those gift cards like that and using them…

  16. lysie says:

    Thanks for the links, Molly. I read them, though, I don’t always comment. Left?? Logic? Is that like a hot fudge sundae having no calories??

  17. lysie says:

    Morning everyone.

  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    Raven, All…a new book title for you:: The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure. The author is John Allison, head of Cato…

  19. lysie says:

    Morning everyone.

    • tillacum says:

      Thank you for breakfast, lysie.
      It’s a bit of a grim day. The news does say the wounded suffered “schrapnel” wounds. I’m surprised they have a “person of interest” so quickly. I’m afraid we’re in for more of this type scare tactics by the peaceful muslims living in our country. They are such a destructive, irrational hate filled people.

      Today, we’re working in the community garden for a couple of hours. Then this Saturday we’ll be out there again. The plants are doing well, except in a couple of raised beds. I’ll put more plants in them today. On Saturday, I’ll have a couple of truck tires moved and fill them with veggies and flowers.

      Have the asparagus begun to “bloom” yet?

    • lysie says:

      Hi till. Very sad day, indeed.

      Our asparagus hasn’t appeared yet. I’m hoping to rototill before they do pop up.

      I’m looking forward to a nice crop. Yum.

    • edinva says:

      Morning, all. Hear an FBI presser will be coming up at 9:30.

      We are venturing out today to Union Station. Will meet daughter there before she heads back to NYC. Didn’t even know till late last night that she’d been in town all weekend, hold up working For those who don’t know, the DC Union Station is on Capitol Hill and is the terminal for Amtrak, the Metro and inter-city bus lines. Hard to think of a better soft target. Oh, well. I am not going to not go out and do things because of these cowardly ba$tard$. And speaking of cowardly, that POTUS of ours is something, isn’t he? But we knew that.

      In addition to the whole Boston Marathon bombing yesterday, a little baby whose family we know only thru my nephew and his wife lost his battle for life. Really hit me hard. Lots of pain all over yesterday, and every day, depending on who we know and what’s going on in their lives. This little guy won’t get near the attention because his passing is actually part of the whole life/death cycle that continues apace. And life IS continuing. Can’t lose sight of that.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie

      till, all… rain has arrived but it’ll be sporadic, allowing for some outside work, I’m thinking…

      ouch! I pinched my right index finger between 2 of those 5 lb. donuts at the gym…those machines are dangerous!

      And…in my very special, only reserved for this administration…category “not Surprising, but still shocking”: the administration will not, NOT be sending any representative to the Thatcher funeral…

      And to be clear…this administration announced this BEFORE yesterday’s events…

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sorry. ED…tough day for sure for you. So many sadnesses and they add up, don’t they….

    • edinva says:

      Molly, so we ventured into DC and spent time @ Union Station (NOT B.Smith’s by a long shot)…. it was just an opportunity to visit with daughter Molly and I wasn’t about to let it pass.
      Interestingly, it was VERY (almost eerily) quiet, given the crowds that are always there. Our Molly took Metro X-town to get there, without incident. We ended up driving because *one of us* left her purse/backpack at the place where she went yesterday for coffee, and had to return to retrieve it. At that point it just made sense to drive into town amidst almost no traffic.

      So I don’t know what that means: did people stay home? take Metro? My friends I’d originally planned to do lunch with today suggested we reschedule for next week after things calm down. Maybe a lot of other changed plans as well? Will be happy to hear in a couple of hours from our Molly that she’s safely home, having survived the NE Amtrak corridor, Penn Station and the NYC subway. Hate having to worry! And the ba$tard$ who cause all the worry and grief.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hey…She’ll be all right. yes strange about Union Station. Maybe some who could chose not to use the trains or the station today?

      this a.m. I saw online a darling photo of the 8 year old boy who died yesterday. in the photo, he was holding a banner he presumably made for church…very, very lovely. Alpha and Omega…a number of other Christian symbols beautifully designed and carried out. Now the photo is not at the site…oh well. He rests now in God’s loving arms, free forever from this world’s pain

      I’m going to keep looking for that photo…

      Went thru a number of different stories and retrieved it..

    • edinva says:

      Molly, can you imagine? Obviously the child was well loved, his family took him to church, and Red Sox games, things like the Marathon which he no doubt was thoroughly enjoying before his life was snuffed out. I am having a really hard time not feeling a lot of hate. Saw a pic of the young woman,, too. A cutie also. Dear Lord let me try to see Your will in all this because my limited human understanding is at a total loss.

  20. lysie says:

    Prayers for those who were killed and injured at the Boston Marathon. May those who planted the bomb be brought to swift punishment.

    • tillacum says:

      lysie, lysie, we all KNOW that a group of Amish designed a marathon size firecracker. I just saw the crawler on FOX it said a APPARENT BOMB. These ninny reporters put gravel in my girdle when they don’t come out and tell what happened, an APPARENT ??? went off and hurt and killed some people. PFHTTT! Al Quieda does that stuff. With this president in office, I doubt we’ll find out who did it. We still have Hassan sitting in an air conditioned hospital room in Killeen, getting the best of care, muslim food,(just for him) a lawyer paid for with our taxex, when we had 13 sold9iers killed and 36 wounded by this muslim, because the Pentagon and WH said soldiers were not allowed to carry their armament while on base. Blows my mind. End of rant…I can’t believe our pc reporting.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Very distressing news this afternoon…all those poor people who thought they were safe…had plans for the rest of the evening and beyond….and now…My heart goes out to them, and to all the responders too…

      it’ll be interesting to hear the news as it comes out on this device. For example, did it have “extra” stuff, like nails…ball bearings… what kind of smell did it produce..all sorts of signature items can indicate the origins..

      Has anyone claimed responsibility?

      I sure hope the authorities give it to us straight….not hiding anything unless absolutely necessary..

    • The Raven says:

      In some ways ….. Benghazi was worse, and you can still shake your head at O’s reaction. Propaganda about a movie instead of the truth (election year you know) followed by a trip to Vegas.
      Yesterday all the media were united in their reporting of what O said. Why?
      If Bush was in office, they’d run him out of office.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I agree Raven….Benghazi sticks hard with me too…0 – cold indifference…shrinking cowardice…what? It was dreadful, IS dreadful to see in a leader of this country, which ever it was.

  21. edinva says:

    Good morning, Molly, lysie, all. Thanks for the breakfast, lysie. I would give my eyeteeth for a waffle right now. Am going thru the carb deprivation to try to get rid of a few ugly Winter lbs. How is it they go on so very easily and are nearly impossible to take off?

    We had a gorgeous weekend, weatherwise. Just perfect. Warm and sunny with everything in full bloom, but not so hot you’d glisten. A light sweater would not have been out of the question, nor would it have been necessary … that perfect. In another few weeks it’ll be melt into the pavement hot, so I am thoroughly enjoying this. Took a really long walk with dear hub yesterday, exploring a park and neighborhood we didn’t know was there, it’s so tucked away, yet no more than half mile from here.

    Big week on Capitol Hill. Really don’t want to think about it. Heard the “Sandy Hook Parents” are returning to DC to put pressure on recalcitrant Members. (of course, the father who is not part of this emerging cult and who opposes the restrictions has not gotten a line of coverage from the MSM). None of us can put ourselves in their position, nor would we want to. BUT I don’t know how they think restricting gun owners’ rights would have made one whit of difference in that case. I am of the mind that Adam Lanza wouldn’t have gone to the school had he thought there was the possibility that someone armed might confront him. The ‘no gun zones’ set them up as sitting ducks I hope these parents don’t become “Jersey Girls, Pt 2.”

    Coffee this afternoon with a friend whose adolescent step-grandsons are visiting. They fit the stereotype of boys that age, so she needs moral courage and space to vent. Tomorrow it’s lunch with the “Metro Moms,” myself and 2 friends who live around the Metro line. We meet once a month for lunch somewhere along that line. We’d all spent years chauffeuring kids hither and yon, so are enjoying being able to just step on the Metro (and having time for a leisurely lunch!)

    In the meanwhile, back to work! Have a grand day.

    • lysie says:

      Hi ed. Chores are done. I’ve taken a shower. Lunch break.

      Your yesterday weather is just what we need here. I love the option of having an added sweater on…or not.

      Good luck to you and your friend. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the coffee and good conversation. 😉

    • tillacum says:

      edniva, didn’t anyone tell you our fat cells love us and just hate to leave us.

    • edinva says:

      till, my friend told me when we met for coffee and I explained why I turned down a FREE pastry at Panera that it’s age related. Way to compound the insult !! And this is one of my very BEST friends. Imagine my enemies.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      ED Be safe out there…I think of the DC Metro and all the backpacks and brief cases which travel thru that system

      And the train that runs n. up the corridor n.e.?? No sign of security when I took it some few years – post 9/11- back…

    • edinva says:

      Molly, the Metro here, NYC subways, and the NE Amtrak corridor have always been really vulnerable and a concern to me I think their one saving grace is that IF there were an explosion or something dramatic along that line, there wouldn’t be the visual impact that the terrorists seem to count on. Folks would be filming an event like the marathon, but who films the Metro (other than Metro itself for security purposes), or an inter-city train. Those venues just don’t provide the dramatic effect terrorists seem to like, tho the results if they chose to do it would be catastrophic, There is a lot more security going on than we see, too

  22. lysie says:

    Thanks, Molly.

    Good morning everyone.

  23. Molly Pitcher says:

    Thank you Sen. Mike Lee Gun bill….different voices, experiences…

    • lysie says:

      And that is what it is about. Self/family protection. Of course , the politicians and celebrities are already protected by their guards so they don’t care.

      Bless you Sen. Mike Lee.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That is a point you make which infuriates me…the “special” people will be able to hire their body guards…live in their gated communities, while the rest of us?

      Believe me I don’t resent their ability to spend that kind of money for that security….I just resent them denying the rest of us a different choice…

      You know…kind of like school choice…some people can spend loads of money on private education, and if the money is earned lawfully, fine. But don’t turn around and tell us we have no choice but to stay in failing public schools.

    • lysie says:

      Yes. No resentment here, either, Molly. They can have 50 armed guards for all I care. It’s their choice, just like those that can’t afford guards. A choice of how to protect.

      It may get up to mid 60s here today. Woohoo!

  24. Molly Pitcher says:

    Daffodils blooming…hyacinth too…forsythia, yes…more buds on the trees. OK! It’s a start!

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