America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- December 29, 2014 – January 2, 2015 Remember 9/11


It has been a horrific year for Malaysian air traffic. The latest disaster is a missing Air Asia jetliner carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore.

The search, suspended for awhile due to darkness, has resumed, and family and friends of the passengers and crew told not to give up hope.

Christmas over, and on to the new year with all the anticipation and questions that means for our individual lives and the course of our wonderful country.

Whose Liberalism?

Cops Lives Matter NRO

The Constitutions Very Bad Year

Jim Webb: Ready to go Okaaaaay

The 60s Return Ben Shapiro

Property Matters Am. Thinker

New Year’s Resolutions for the Rs Hmmmm…..

A Fateful Slander Heather MacDonald

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94 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- December 29, 2014 – January 2, 2015 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    Democrats in the news – Alan Dershowitz accused of hiring a minor for sex.

  2. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  3. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    He was in the office every morning by 7:30. He’d read every word of every report his staff gave him—and send it back with typos circled. He read every bill and objected if he wasn’t given the time to do so before a vote. He’d dive into monstrous sections of the federal government—the budget, veteran affairs, disability payments, the tax code—and not re-emerge until he knew it front to back…he was a formidable opponent because he knew more than the appropriators, the negotiators, the bills’ authors…. [He] blocked more bad ideas and lousy legislation in Congress than most Americans will ever know.

    KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL on retiring Sen. Tom Coburn

    • lysie says:

      As he should and as they ALL should.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You mean, he took his his job seriously, as representative of his state, of all of us?? What an idea!
      The only thing I couldn’t understand was his warm words for 0, based on their work together in the Senate.

    • tillacum says:

      I wish we had more elected representatives in our Congress and Senate like Sen Coburn.
      Too many are busy figuring out ways to keep themselves in dc.

    • edinva says:

      I could have lived without Coburn’s accolade to Obama on his way out. Kinda put a damper on all the good he did in office. Oh, well. He’s got enough burden to deal with, politics is the least of it.

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  5. The Raven says:

    My predictions:
    Auburn, Missouri, Baylor, Alabama, Oregon

  6. lysie says:

    Happy New Year, my dear friends.

  7. Jemian says:

    Well, we found out this morning that baby watch is going to continue until November 2015.

  8. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning quote:

      The final two years of the Obama Presidency will thus be the most dangerous since the end of the Cold War as the world’s rogues calculate how far they can go before a successor enters the White House in 2017. …the first step toward serious repair is understanding how Mr. Obama’s progressive foreign policy has contributed to the growing world disorder.

      Ed. in today’s WSJ

      Note: I am sorry to inform you that due to circumstances beyond my control the above will be the last morning quote until next year.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      HA! Thanks for the scheduling update Raven!

      And thanks for breakfast lysie. I am sleeping later and later , it seems.

    • lysie says:

      You are welcome, Molly.

      I’ve been ordering “parts” for things online. Three orders..done. Nerve-wracking…it is.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes I can understand that..tricky.

    • lysie says:

      Well, with 3 cats walking along the keyboard…I’m happy the orders didn’t amount to $1,222,555,555,556,666,666,333,333. 😉

    • tillacum says:

      Nice breakfast. I’ll take the waffle this morning.
      We’re back from our week in So. Texas. A place called Mission, Tx. I thought it would be a little poedunk town. HO HO. About 4 cities run together, it is a city. The weather was great, short sleeve warm. It was nice. We stayed in one of Mission’s oldest trailer parks. Some there are permanent residences, and their yards are just so nice. Christmas dinner was potluck, with the exception of the turkey, ham and gravy. What a display! Of course I had difficulty deciding what to put on my plate, most looked so enticing. And the Flea Markets, We visited only one. We tried the next day but the ones we looked at were closed. We’re home now….resting.
      HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. May your 2015 be wonderful and interesting.

    • lysie says:

      Welcome back, Till.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      My sweet cat doesn’t interfere with the computer and keyboard nearly as much as he used to. His various activities are diminishing with his old age. What a surprise!

      Hey, welcome home till

  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    And afternoon everyone.
    Just the Facts, Ma’am the Great Tom Sowell

  10. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie!
      I have read Unbroken, and having read 2 other books recently about WWII Japanese POWs, don’t really want to see the movie, but apparently it is breaking records at the box office. Why, I wonder? Is it that many need to see a truly heroic story?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      so…debris and bodies are being recovered from that doomed AirAsia flight

    • lysie says:

      You are welcome, Molly.

      I would like to see the break down of age groups seeing the movie.

    • Jemian says:

      At your recommendation, Molly, I read Unbroken, too. But I do want to see the movie so I can compare and discuss it. And, yes, it is good to see a heroic story and also to be reminded of how awful humanity without the witness of Christ can actually be. There are many Japanese today who deny the atrocities which they committed.

      I am deeply saddened over the loss of the souls on that airplane. The Korean family were missionaries and doing what many of us do in order to work in that country.

      Baby was due the 26th. It is now 4 days late. No signs of impending delivery.

    • Jemian says:

      I just watched Unbroken. The next is a bit of a spoiler.

      It was a good movie to show the sheer endurance our men had, first, to survive the plane crash, and, second, to endure the harsh treatment at the hands of the Japanese. The negatives of the movie are that it didn’t set up the absolutely hopeless and destructive course Zamperini was on in the beginning of his life and that he turned to running to give his energies an outlet. It was covered but not as forcefully as it could have been. Then, the movie lurches to the bombing mission, and the problem the squad had in getting the plane to fly. They were basically ordered to go up in a plane that was patched together with leftovers and that is why it didn’t survive the SAR mission it was on.

      Next we saw the endurance during the time as a POW. But, Jolie tried to cram too much in too little time and all of a sudden the war is over. They go home and the movie is over. Zamperini’s faith is covered as a printed epilogue in the closing moments on the screen.

      The story is powerful. Jolie is not.

    • Jemian says:

      Oh yes. Tuesday night and Carissa has yet to make her debut.

  11. The Raven says:

    Where do we get these people…….isn’t there a vetting?

  12. lysie says:

    Tick tock..tick tock..

  13. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the start, Molly.

  14. edinva says:

    This has been one of the most enjoyable Christmas weeks in some time, and I really don’t want to see it end! Alas, along comes New Years. Our anniversary. Then my sons’ birthday. Then DH’s birthday. We’re a long way from done!

    Couldn’t our girly-man golfer just stay on the links and not return to DC? He’s got his pen and phone there. How do we make it through another two years, especially since the meme is that he doesn’t need anyone, he’s liberated not having to run again. He’s just free to do whatever he wants. And plans to.

    Why is Asia Air telling family of passengers and crew not to give up hope? What are the odds that a huge aircraft goes out of contact in a storm, but lands safely on some remote island and all lives have been saved? Fairy tale! Holding out false hope seems crueler than facing the likely reality that all have perished. They could have just left it alone, said we’re doing search and rescue, have X countries offering aid, but not tell them to cling to hope. I don’t know, just rubs me the wrong way. That part of the world has surely seen its share of tragedy, that’s for sure. Just 2 days ago was the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that wreaked incredible havoc in SE Asia.

    • Jemian says:

      Today was due date -2. No baby yet. No signs of impending labor except for this huge mama waddling around the house. Due date was Dec. 26.

      There is an unconfirmed report of a text received from someone purporting to be a passenger saying the plane made an emergency landing on a nearby island: So very little to go on, but so far, no confirmed reports of debris either. The ocean is relatively shallow in that area. Something should be found.

    • edinva says:

      Jem, funny thing about babies: they come on their own good time! My first was 2 weeks late; twins were 5 weeks early. Once s/he decides to come, and your daughter looks at her baby’s face, all the waiting and agony will be forgotten.

      I heard about that purported text. Sounds like a cruel hoax. Sure, a passenger manages to send a text to his/her family/friend, but the pilots can’t report in to the airline? OR, it could be the way my texts work, by arriving half hour or so after they were sent. I’d love to be more optimistic about this, but the odds are very much against it. We can hope that at the very least the search/rescue finds something, be it survivors or wreckage. The ‘not knowing’ is the worst.

      Sitting anxiously on pins and needles ……..

    • The Raven says:

      I predict the baby’s birthday will be Dec 29, 2014 and he will be healthy.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Let the Baby Watch continue!

      Good morning everyone. We have had fun, fun too.. Now time to head home

    • lysie says:

      Busy-ness not yet ending, ed. Hope your days are filled with joy.

      It is doesn’t seem possible. Two more years of O. Why do the good days/times fly by, but O’s years seem to linger and linger.?Bah!

      Jem, thanks for the baby updates. Prayers continue.

    • Jemian says:

      Well, due date -3. Last night we heard a car pull out of the drive-way. Looked out to see it go off down the road and then the Youngest’s dog barked. I checked the hallway and the youngest’s bedroom light was on. Alas, it was not them.

      Ed, You are so right about the timing of babies. Rave, here is hoping your prediction about Carissa will prove true.

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