America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 23 , 2015 – May 24, 2015 Remember 9/11 (Weekend Edition)

Too much negative news out there. Frigid temps, too. Brrr!

As we approach Memorial Day continue to remember those who made and make this country great.

2016 will be ugly Jonah Goldberg

Weary of Moral Relativity

Ten is too Few Jay Cost

Happy Memorial Day to ME! AAARGH

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28 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 23 , 2015 – May 24, 2015 Remember 9/11 (Weekend Edition)

  1. Molly Pitcher says:

    Afternoon everyone!

    lysie Hope you are having a good time at the Camp…

    ED….saw a good report on the Rolling Thunder…Fox carried it….loads of people and participants..

    Raven Yikes, what a spell you have had. Let it end, pronto. Enough is enough!

    Well things did get out of hand last night in Cleveland…we will see how it goes tonite. The Mayor and others have been working for months to get ahead of this situation. And there is another case coming down the pike also.

    Want to clarify something I wrote yesterday…it was an open trial. But no jury….Clearly the judge gave the benefit of the doubt to the police, and he explained it all as he addressed the court.

    The next case involves shooting a 12 year old boy ….again, a tragedy, but in all likelihood the officer involved was acting reasonably under the circumstances…

  2. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Delicious. Thank you lysie

      Good morning everyone.

    • lysie says:

      You are welcome, Molly.

      There is a Season Opener Memorial Day Weekend party at the campground today at 4:00. Greg wants to go…I don’t. Greg won. 🙂

      I’m not anti-social..just not in to sorority/fraternity kind of gibberish. I’ll be polite.

    • The Raven says:

      Well, the string of bad luck continues. After I had a fuse blow on the boat motor (and had to manually row back a 21 ft deck boat – maybe a 1/4 mile), our cheapy Walmart above ground pool (in its third year) started falling apart…first the metal supports started breaking then the pump quit yesterday. Each problem I had to empty the 10000 gallons and refill it (hate to see the upcoming water bill).
      So, yesterday, we decided to go to the local pool store and buy a real pool. Now, I need to once again empty the old Walmart pool and figure out how to dispose of the remains.
      One humorous aspect is that in order to protect the children we need a state/county pool permit and a fence around it and a pool alarm (which sounds an alarm when someone gets into the pool. Note that it is an above ground pool with 54 inch walls and if the children were to walk another few steps, it is a lot easier to fall into the lake (no fence and no alarms).

    • lysie says:

      Dang it , Rav. Enough already!!

      Put the troubles away for a while. Get the grill out and cook something tasty. Enjoy your weekend. ((((Rav and family))))

    • lysie says:

      Oh yummmmmyyyyyyyyy-licious!!!

  3. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    The cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was the humble bean. One five-country study showed that beans were the only food that predicted a longer life—for each 20-gram serving (about two tablespoons) eaten a day, the chance of dying dropped by 8%. Fava beans in Sardinia, black beans in Costa Rica, lentils in Ikaria, soybeans in Okinawa. Seventh-Day Adventists, America’s longest-lived subculture, eat all kinds of beans, taking their cue from God’s injunction, in the book of Genesis, to eat the fruits of “seed-bearing plants.”

    DAN BUETTNER after studying the diets of communities with lots of healthy 100 yr olds. From today’s WSJ
    PS- my mother is 98 and doesn’t eat a lot of beans.

    • lysie says:

      My great gram and gramp lived to 90 something, She cut the fat off great-gramps portion of pork, beef or chicken. She ate that before having her portion of lean meat.

  4. lysie says:

    Cleveland police officer acquitted. Praying for calm.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes….LeBron has spoken and the game must go on…Let peace prevail! I have no idea what happened over night….this is a hard case to understand unless you know all the facts as presented to the presiding judge. On the surface it looks like a pretty bad way for the police to have acted.

    • lysie says:

      Yes. While I may think some of the officer’s actions were extreme ….I wasn’t there. Perhaps, it needed to be extreme. Just don’t know.

  5. tillacum says:

    Tomorrow we’re attending a Memorial Service a little ways from our small town. It’s honoring the KIAs and MIAs from the Korean Conflict (later declared a War) and of course other wars where
    we’ve lost men and women. This is the first Korean War ceremony I will have ever attended. I’ll wear my AF Korean hat.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Were you at Osan AFB, then till? It will be a wonderful service, I am sure. Good for the organizers!

    • lysie says:

      Pretend I’m standing right there with you, till.

    • tillacum says:

      I probably was, in there and out, but not on the ground. I stayed with the airplane. We were suppliers of whatever was needed.
      Thanks lysie. There was another woman vet, but I didn’t get to meet her.
      It was a nice service and there were quite a few of us older vets and quite a few of
      younger ones too.

  6. edinva says:

    He did, indeed, Lysie. Good on your dh, Molly
    Good morning, all. Quiet here this morning. Not so much last night: went out to dinner where I believe we were the only non-Rolling Thunder riders. I’m planning to go up tomorrow to watch the roll across Memorial Bridge. It brings back memories of the late 60s/early 70s when wholly different crowds crossed that bridge heading in the other direction. This may be my favorite weekend of the year with all those Vet bikers in town.
    This week we learned that the woman who was my “bff” during late elementary and high school years passed away last Sunday in Pittsburgh. She married a classmate who she fell for the first day he entered our class, 50+ years ago. I suppose the blessing is that she was diagnosed in ’09 and did well until just a few weeks ago, able to travel, stay active in her community, and enjoy her adult children and grands. Life’s blessings.
    All blessings, honor, and gratitude to those who gave all, and their families.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, ed.

      I’m planning to go up tomorrow to watch the roll across Memorial Bridge.

      Oh my!! What a sight that must be. When you are there please bow your head for a moment for me, ed. Thanks.

      Sorry to hear about your friend. ((hugs))

    • edinva says:

      sure will, lysie .. it IS a sight AND sound!! It’s really emotional. Back in the Fall of ’67 my roommates and I went to the Memorial Bridge to observe the first anti-war march to the Pentagon across that bridge. We stood on the side with the FBI/SS, etc and watched the scum pass for ages. One of my roomies’ husband and my then-beau were Marines serving over in VN at the time. We later walked to the Pentagon where they’d taken over the grounds and you could have gotten high just from 2nd hand MJ smoke! One sad aspect is how many who did serve came back with the MJ habit, and how many lives were destroyed one way or the other, not to mention the long-term negative effect on our culture from that time. Never did like the Boomers.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks for going ED. I am in for the day…except for dragging some hoses around…weeded, mulched, and planted….

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Wonderful lysie. And it’s a delight to read every time! Thank God for your dear Gramp.

  8. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh goody! Let’s sit down and have a good chat..

      My husband is busy all weekend with the VFW poppy operation. He was in front of the local Sam’s Club for hours yesterday…today, his role is more supervisory, unless someone doesn’t show. But he leaves soon to set up and do the early shift.

      Good morning everyone, and Blessings & Honor to those families who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Did you do Friday night music?

    • lysie says:

      No we didn’t. Greg went fishing early this morning at his cousin’s camp. I gave him a break. LOL

    • lysie says:

      Thanks to your hubby.

      I post this each year. Gramp taught me well.

      WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1978 OSWEGO VALLEY NEWS PROCLAMATION

      WHEREAS the contributions of individual men may not be recorded in the ledgers of history for the world to recognize and remember, yet are the bases for whatever steps forward have been made in a civilized society; and

      WHEREAS the contributions of individual men may be quiet, unpublicized, and without material reward yet have the impact of inspiration, respect and positive influence on the lives of everyone touched by their presence; and

      WHEREAS Walter J . Buell, died on March 20, 1978 after a long and giving life to family, friends and to the veterans of our community, was just such a man—quiet, gentle, but unswerving in his service to others; and

      WHEREAS Walter J . Buell, never a veteran himself but the grandson of a Civil War Veteran, worked in respect of his father’s contribution in the service of his country by his own personal service on behalf of the Sons of Veterans organization and as President of the Fulton Veterans Council;

      WHEREAS Walter J . Buell is remembered by all who knew him as travelling miles during Memorial Day seasons to make certain that every veteran’s grave in every cemetery for many miles around was marked with an American flag; and maintained constant personal contact with the members of the area’s veterans organizations, working actively in the best interest of those who fought for their country;

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED in this Memorial Day period of remembrance that Walter J. Buell also be remembered and recognized as a man of consequence, a man of gentle manners, but strong conviction who gave without thought of reward or personal recognition, who participated actively in every Memorial Day observance throughout his adult life, and it made a difference in the quality of life for those whose lives touched his.

      Percy E. Patrick
      Mayor City of Fulton

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