America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- November 9, 2015 – November 13, 2015 Remember 9/11


Tuesday will bring us another R primary debate, this time on Fox Business channel, with Neil Cavuto as moderator.

More and more a consensus is forming over the theory that an onboard bomb destroyed the Russian passenger plane, but then what? How will Russia react, and will President 0 bring himself to call it a terror attack?

Speaking of our President, he will likely take executive action again this week to circumvent Congressional authority, and why not? He’s gotten away with it all too often. The aim this time round is the closing of Gitmo, and the transfer to prisons on US soil of some very dangerous people. I guess we should be relieved he isn’t trying to place them in halfway houses in our communities.

A Tale of Two Shootings Victor Davis Hanson

Racial Hysteria Triumphs Heather MacDonald

A Lesson from a Veteran on Taking Responsibility

Raising fragile kids Jonah Goldberg

See you in Cleveland Daniel Henninger

US targets “Jihadi john” in Airstrikes

Selective Outrage Alan Dershowitz

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116 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- November 9, 2015 – November 13, 2015 Remember 9/11

  1. Molly Pitcher says:

    Uh oh…simultaneous attacks in Paris. At least 18 dead /shot it is reported. Masked men involved. No one has claimed responsibility….bombings and shootings…meanwhile close by the soccer match proceeds…oh dear now hostages

  2. The Raven says:

    T G I F

    One of the first viral You Tube Videos……..Oldie but goodie?

  3. Molly Pitcher says:

    Well, I had a sweet surprise this a.m. at exercise class. I was about to leave, gathering my things together when I heard a voice at my elbow saying my name. I turned and it was a young woman I hadn’t seen for ages. She and her sister and our two were friends at church when they were little, she was in my husband’s Sunday School class then, and really we were pretty close to the whole family for a good number of years long ago. We still see her big brother who is our accountant so that is nice…
    So we caught up, and I will send a card to her Mom, who apparently is not well these days.

    • tillacum says:

      That was a nice surprise Molly. Wonderful when old friends reconnect.
      Good Morning everyone. It’s a nice day to work in the garden.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi till, yes it was very sweet.

      The Next 0Care case. I meant to write about this earlier in the week….but this may be the best case of all, but the USSC has to take it on, and that decision will be made early in the year. I heard the lead counsel on the radio. The small businessman the Pacific Legal Foundation represents is an Iraq War vet. The reason the Court may especially be willing to take it on is that there are important Constitutional issues taxing authority, no less.

    • lysie says:

      What a nice picker-upper, Molly. So nice visiting with people we haven’t seen in years.

      I pray the Supremes make the right decision.

    • The Raven says:

      And Roberts will vote to keep Ocare.

    • edinva says:

      That was a sweet surprise, and I am sure their Mom will be delighted to hear from you.

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      And we are up early for…..what exactly? Another hour of sleep would have been nice
      Good morning lysie

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, Molly. Windy today.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning all !!

      Interesting link here on why we get RINOs running for President.

      The GOP Nomination and the Rotten Boroughs Problem – Mike Hubbard

      Excerpt: “… a relative handful of Republicans in liberal leaning states get a hugely disproportionate say in the presidential nominee. For example, California gets 172 delegates to Texas’s 155. This is crazy, since California Republicans run next to nothing in their state, while Texas Republicans utterly dominate theirs.”

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      oh that will be enlightening. You really wonder what goes on at times…After years in the trenches, I still wonder. Lots going on behind the scenes.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      It was a long day of wind yesterday. Even last night, as it was wrapping up, there were strong , long gusts. I did not go out after my morning errands. Tonite we have our monthly senior group at church and some of the veterans , including my guy, will be speaking briefly,
      Are you getting ready for your trip? What airport to you leave from, and do you stop …in Chicago, or somewhere else? Take care in the carry on packing project. For example, you can take an empty plastic water bottle thru security, and then fill it before boarding. A lot of people don’t realize that. Snacks and drinks on plane can be expensive. You can take crackers, and so on thru security…I usually have some granola bars, and small cookies.

    • lysie says:

      We leave on the 30th from Rochester, I believe.
      Thanks for all the tips, Molly. I’m a rookie when it comes to flying.

    • The Raven says:

      Democrats in the news/Morning quotes:

      “I was raised a Republican, but I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights.”
      “It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff, my view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”
      “All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight,” I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

      Jennifer Lawrence – showing her ignorance

      “…Um, great question. I mean, you know — so, I’m not sure ….”

      Million Student March organizer Keely Mullen when asked who will pay for all the free stuff they demand.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I happened to be watching that interview with Neil Cavuto and the young, very ignorant activist. Yikes.! In contrast, Wed. a.m. our local radio guy interviewed the head of the Mizzou college Rs…he was informed and more articulate than a lot of older people, let alone his own age set. I would like to see him on tv, too.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning , Rav.

      Jennifer who?

      Well, Jen. If you are worried about women’s rights and how you wrongly think republicans have not supported rights, just wait until Sharia comes your way. And guess what? You won’t have the option of complaining.

  5. The Raven says:

    ATRW 101 Questions of the day

    1) How long do you think before the FBI gives Hillary a clean bill of health?
    2) Will the public statement be written by a Clinton staffer?
    3) Is Rush right? Are the college demonstrations being organized by a DNC operative?

    3 points for each correct answer.

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  7. The Raven says:

    Morning Quote:

    People who can’t discuss Halloween costumes rationally don’t deserve to play a role in running a great nation.

    UT Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, on reasons for raising the voting age

  8. Prairie says:

    Time is growing short for Joey. But the sweet recordings of their final days together on Rory’s blog will make your heart melt and your eyes tear.

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  10. The Raven says:

    Well, for the first time, I watched the debates. Both of them. The moderators were pretty good in both. Especially the first. As far as the candidates… in the first one, I think Christie stood out. My wife liked Jindal but I thought he was weird last night (except when he refused to answer the silly question about the favorite Democrat). Huckabee & Santorum were OK.

    In the second debate, I thought Kasich was annoying…almost ruined the night. Carly Fiorina, to me, seemed off (my wife picked her as the best). Carson seemed back to his shy self…..and to me, he seems to have trouble with tougher questions. Trump was trump – really bad when not talking about immigration. He went off on the TPP Pacific trade agreement – specifically that the agreement is void of regulation of Chinese currency manipulation – and Rand Paul points out China is not part of this deal (wince moment for the Donald)…..Ted Cruz was OK…except one answer he went a little goofy with sugar subsidies…..he lost me on that., Rand Paul was OK… Marco Rubio had a lot of canned responses but sounded good on all of them. Bush struggled.

    With both debates, I was looking for someone who would look good against Hillary and the Dem’s and be able to explain Conservatism and especially the needed reversal in so many policy directions- especially free markets and the economy

    In the first debate, that would be Christie and maybe Santorum. In the second debate, maybe Rubio.

    PS:I also think the makeup people didn’t try hard enough on both Trump and Carly. Trump had a red face and Carly seemed washed out…… we remeber from Nixon/Kennedy, those things matter.

    • lysie says:

      Good analysis, Rav.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Who was the candidate who mentioned Hillary and prosecution together in one sentence? It happened at least once, and now I can’t remember

    • Prairie says:

      That was Chris Christie Molly if I remember. I was listening more than watching at that point. Rand Paul’s foreign policy / isolationist / military policy sucks, IMO. I’d much rather see Christie and Huckabee in the top tier than Paul and Kasich. All in all, not a bad night though. At least the questions weren’t obvious set-up gotcha questions from the first word and the moderators didn’t sneer while asking them.

    • Prairie says:

      Jeb Bush was a yawner. Some commentary last night afterward opined that the establishment GOP money would be flowing to Rubio at this point. I wonder when Cruz will start spending his impressive war chest.

    • tillacum says:

      Thank you, looks yummy.
      Good Morning Everyone!! Have a great Veterans Day.
      Rave, Trump is a Scotsman and a lot of Scots have Very PINK faces. I know, I’m one.
      I noticed that, one time in Scotland , that Scots are pretty pink skinned.

    • lysie says:

      You are welcome, till.

  11. Prairie says:

    I will be away from the thread for the rest of the week as we are taking the RV rig for a shake-down trip for a few days. Have a great and safe rest of the week everybody.

    • The Raven says:

      Prairie…..we are doing the same thing next week. Probably going to go to North Carolina…..only about 2 hours away at the tip of the Smokies. The Cherokee tribe just opened a new casino there for the Atlanta population…..but that’s not on our agenda.
      – We are later spending January and February in Florida and will likely have to winterize the RV – although I hate to go through all that for just December.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hope the trip goes as planned prairie

    • Prairie says:

      Sounds like fun Rav. Too bad about having to winterize for such a short time but it’s better than broken pipes. Have fun.

  12. Prairie says:

    The Mizzou Meltdown”

    From the article: If anyone running the university had any guts, the school would have told the team, “Come back and talk to us when you can beat sad-sack Vanderbilt, or at least score more than three points against them.” Given the team’s {poor} performance, the proper rejoinder to its threatened boycott should have been, “How would anyone notice?”

    LOL! That’s gonna leave a mark.

  13. lysie says:

    What a bunch of whiners.

    Students at University of Missouri asked to report ‘hateful,’ ‘hurtful’ speech.

    Reminds me of this, yes?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      My dear husband has a (routine) medical procedure later, so time to get organized, and will be back in the afternoon. Also we have company coming for a short visit tomorrow…,

      I heard a great interview with a top lawyer on the next challenge to 0Care, so want to write about that.

    • edinva says:

      Some good things happening, despite overwhelming, ongoing nightmare of the O Administration. The defense budget specifically NOT allowing closing of Gitmo, the 5th Circuit upholding the ban vs O’s executive order on amnesty.. not ALL bad, so we should find what rays of sunshine and encouragement we can. (oh, yes, it’s a dreary day here, weather-wise)

      AND, our esteemed POTUS posed for the cover of “OUT” the GLATPFXYZ magazine that bestowed its “best friend’ award on him .. and why not, overcame DOMA, ‘inegrated’ the military, forcing mixed-sex bathrooms everywhere, including elementary schools.. it’s a gay world after all!

    • lysie says:

      Rainy, dreary day here too, ed. In spite of that we had a nice day. We visited our dear friends Al and Lucille. He had a heart valve replacement a few weeks ago and is doing well. I haven’t seen him look and act this well in years.

      Enjoy your company, Molly.

  14. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. A light breakfast today of yogurt and fruit.

    I think that’s a wise choice, Rav. I hope everything goes well at the dentist.

  15. The Raven says:

    I have a choice today of discussing presidential politics with my liberal in-law and getting a root canal. I of course have chosen the root canal. Will be back after lunch !!!

    Morning quotes:

    – Someone at Yale University should have dressed up as Robespierre for Halloween, as its students seem to have lost their minds over what constitutes a culturally appropriate costume.
    – WSJ ed today.

    – There is a certain strain of upper-middle-class American culture that cultivates an excess of self-importance that grows cancerous when it isn’t counteracted by a deep understanding that the world is full of things that are much more important than you are: God, country, the rest of the human race….As for me, I think that they’re clowns, and worse than that, really: They’re bad citizens, and defective people from defective families. They aren’t motivated by good will, but by fear: of the dawning realization that they, as people, aren’t really all that important, despite having been told all their lives how important they are.
    Kevin Williamson

  16. Prairie says:

    So I guess I’m confused. What exactly do these disgruntled blacks on college campuses want the administrators to do? Expel drunken white students? Have the arrested? String them up in front of the Student Union? Furthermore, are there absolutely NO incidents of black students harassing whites? Do we ever hear of them (rhetorical)? Or are all black students across every college in America so well-behaved and respectful that the entire nation should be outraged at this misanthropy toward blacks?

    Personally, I wouldn’t go to a Mizzou game at this point if you paid me. Good afternoon everybody.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good points, all…good evening prairie. What do you think of the NRA ads…the ones with people speaking up to defend 2nd amendment rights?

    • Prairie says:

      I think those ads are excellent Molly. One other thought about Mizzou……if I was a Booster making financial contributions to the athletic dept, my money would dry up so fast it’d make their heads spin.

    • The Raven says:

      I had never seen no heard of the NRA ads and so I went over to You Tube and watched them. They are great. Finally, there is a voice, some place in this crazy world, to somewhat balance the whack-o’s .

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Glad you were able to watch those ads Raven. I’ve seen them on Fox News…I particularly love the diversity (gasp, dare I say it?) of the voices and some of the experience that is apparent in their testimonies.

  17. Molly Pitcher says:

    Yale and Missouri extremely well written…. from the Federalist

  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    Great…Target is opening early on T-Day again….

  19. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  20. The Raven says:

    Yesterday, I was knee deep in a home project (updating the powder room with a new tile floor, vanity, sink, etc) and was on and off the internet. So I just noticed that I must have clicked on Molly’s Yale link yesterday, gotten fired up, and forgot how I got to that link, and posted it here again. Hah!!…. But, I found this piece by Univ. of North Carolina’s Prof. Mike Adams to new students on the issue of being offended. Morning quote from the speech:

    Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society.

    And speaking of North Carolina and being offended…….where’s Santa?

    Anyway, not sure what our 8 years of Obama brought us other than head shakers. Gitmo is one more.

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