America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- January 16, 2016 –January 17, 2016 Remember 9/11 ( Weekend Edition)

NYS Governor Cuomo said that Ted Cruz offended 18 million New Yorkers and that Cruz should apologize. Sorry, Andy. I’m not offended. I bet many Upstaters are not offended.

In fact, I wasn’t offended when you said, “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gays? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” You see, you are entitled to your opinion just as Cruz is.

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40 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- January 16, 2016 –January 17, 2016 Remember 9/11 ( Weekend Edition)

  1. edinva says:

    Jem:
    Train travel has become rather exotic. Not to mention expensive, but what a fun way to go!
    I found routing from SEA to Anniston with a tentative departure date of May 19. The first ride is SEA to SF; then SF to Chicago, then to Charlottesville, VA and on to Anniston where you would arrive May 23. Fares for riding coach all the way can be as low as $463 to $1107 for roomette(s) for an adult/$393.55 and $1024.05 for seniors. I didn’t enter any discount, i.e., AAA that you might be entitled to.
    For a several day trip, I would strongly recommend the roomette. There appear to be a couple of overnight stops that would require a hotel room in the city. The sleepers are sold out from Chicago to Charlottesville, VA (20+ hour trip). It may have to do with the UVA graduation in May or simply that people travel more in May.
    I DID print out as pdf the various trains, i.e, Coast Starlight, CA Zephyr, Cardinal, to show the routes and stops. I will send that to Molly and she can forward to your email.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh that is excellent. When I went to the site, to get the schedule, etc. I would have had to download some app, and didn’t have time to do that then. Thank you so much…I will check my email.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Jemian I forwarded to you what ED sent me…let me know if it didn’t go thru, ok?

    • Jemian says:

      Thank you so much. The sad part is that while I have the time to do this, I haven’t the money. 😦 Well, drats.

      Thank you for checking into it and making sense of the routes. It would have been nice to get the broad overview of the US. Maybe sometime in the future.

    • edinva says:

      Jem, in your retirement, you and your hub could maybe drive at your own pace across the fruited plain. I’ve driven X-Country, but not at the leisurely rate I’d like to do have. One day! That’s one for the Bucket List!!!
      Train travel has become terribly expensive, but with the ‘senior’ rate and picking off season travel times, the cost can be brought within affordable range. One thing to note: the train fares include meals, served in a dining car with table cloth, real dishes/glasses, etc., based on timing of the ride. Even the Auto-Train from VA to FL serves dinner and breakfast. So there’s that.

  2. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    For those of us who love comedy, one of the most delightful ironies of progressivism is how regressive it is, how mired in the past. While conservatives gather to discuss fresh reformist ideas on how to fight poverty and keep a free society afloat, all progressives ever do is reach into their Magic Box of Tomorrow and draw out the same sclerotic socialism that’s been poisoning the lives of nations since at least the 19th century.

    – A Klaven (from WSJ Notable & Quotable)

  3. Jemian says:

    I thought that if the prices were comparable, I would like to travel across the US, but without having to drive myself. It would be nice to see parts of the US I haven’t seen before. So, I would like to see the Amtrak routes and see where it goes so that if it at all fits into where I want to be, I might do that. I’ll have the time at that point (although $ is a consideration). Since I’m going to be in Lacey, WA for the birth of Ryleigh around April 26 and my hubby will arrive in Atlanta in early June, I could take a more leisurely mode of travel.

    I’m just window shopping at this point and looking for options.

    • lysie says:

      That’s good news, but I wonder what the Iranians bargained for and received. I’ve read that in return, the U.S. will pardon or drop charges against seven Iranians ….six of whom are dual U.S.-Iranian citizens — accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions, but is that the real truth.

    • The Raven says:

      Yeah, now that they know that Zero is an easy blackmail the Iranians have a new weapon……probably the Republicans fault.

    • tillacum says:

      Since last June Donald Trump has mentioned the 4 Americans held hostage in Iran. Every time he’s before an audience the 4 Americans are talked about. FINALLY the liar in chief has made a deal to let the prisoners come home. What the deal is, I don’t think we’ll hear in the near future, but America had to release 6 Iranians and who knows what else.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well…for their sake and their families….good news, but it was a very UNequal deal we made. May God bless and heal those held.

  4. lysie says:

    Congrats, Rav. Your former company must have a very high opinion of you.

  5. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hello and good morning….weekend plans? Mine starts off with brunch/annual meeting of my stock club. what a cheery group we will be! Last 2 years wewere here, but this year at another house, but not too far away.

    • lysie says:

      No real plans. Just relaxing.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes, I see now…football 🙂

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Have you seen the reviews of 13 Hours? Wow, they are very, very good. We figure to go Tuesday afternoon. It’s the earliest we can make it, it’s senior discount day, and there will still be enough fellow viewers to share the experience with.

    • lysie says:

      We haven’t seen 13 hours…yet. I think it’s one of those you want to see, but don’t want to because of the emotional pain and anger.

    • Jemian says:

      I’m not going to see it. I get to angry and when there is very little I can effectively do, I get frustrated and even angrier.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning Jemian…hope you are well. I was wondering the other day….since we’ve known you here…some 15-16 years….how has your life there changed…a lot I bet, considering the times, and maybe I shouldn’t even ask the question…..

    • Jemian says:

      Let’s see, how has life changed here, … it has become more modern. Goods and services not available when we first arrived are now common place. They could work on cleanliness of the city. Building materials are still shoddy, even when first built things look dilapidated. There are many more people here than when we first arrived. This is mostly due to in-country migration from the crowded islands, especially Java. Most of the migrants are moslem. There airport is larger. It used to be there were only 3 flights from Jakarta per week. Now there are about 6 per day!

      On a different topic: I will be in Seattle this late April. I’m thinking to head south around the middle of May. A thought occurred to me that since I have a bit of extra time, perhaps I should travel Amtrak. BUT, the website is totally confusing to me. The cost seems quite high and I can’t tell routes to see if it is even feasible. It tells me there is a station in Anniston, AL, but then when I look to see a suggested travel route, I cannot tell where I’d be going or anything about the actual route. Any help to guide me to finding this information?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks for the reply Jemian
      I will check the Amtrak site…Are you just wanting to go from Seattle down to AL? And just want to know the route? I think that on some routes Amtrak is quite good…I have relatives who went from Denver to San Fran a few years ago… Across the n. Rockies is another popular trip…I don’t know about what you are trying to do….do you really want to spend your time and money that way, as opposed to flying?

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