America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 16, 2016 – May 20, 2016 Remember 9/11


Things continue to get interesting on the political front.

Bernie and Hillary!/Boxer supporters angrily clashed Saturday at the Nevada state Dem convention.

Meanwhile on the other side, R Congressional leaders expressed support for Trump as the nominee, and likewise R leaders at the state level.

Will the “mainstream” media take notice?

What the FBI is looking at re: Hillary! ? Am. Thinker

The Ferguson Effect in our Cities NRO

How Facebook became the old media, only worse The Federalist

Funny Definition of Democracy, Mr. President Am. spectator

Her Worst Mistake Ever? Powerline

Sanders Sticks it to the Dems Politico

A Dangerous Time due to 0’s Foreign Policy Victor Davis Hanson

Overnight Flight (Paris to Cairo) disappears BBC

Egypt 804 and the Election PJ Media

The Dems Green/Blue Line City Journal

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96 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 16, 2016 – May 20, 2016 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    T G I F

    More here …. Young Conservatives

  2. The Raven says:

    Morning Quote #1

    That tax authority’s targeting of conservative nonprofits ranks as one of the worst federal scandals in modern history. It is topped only by the outrage that no one has been held to account. Or perhaps by the news that the targeting continues to this day.

    – WSJ’s Kimberley A. Strassel on the IRS which unbelievably is still targeting conservative groups.

    Morning quote #2

    “… this Court and opposing counsel were misled both in writing and in open court on multiple occasions”

    – Federal Judge Hanon after discovering Obama flagrantly launched executive amnesty programs behind the judges back and lied about it.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. The Raven says:

    Morely Safer died. One week after retiring.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I heard that he went basically from work straight into hospice.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Aren’t you glad you are not flying so much anymore? we do a lot of traveling by air, unfortunately….another reason perhaps to accelerate our plans to move west, but that is not an appealing thought either.

  5. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Congrats on those pounds you have shed! Way to Go…not eating too many of our goodies, here…excellent!

      And good morning, also.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I just posted the link…didn’t read the details…Paris flight disappears on way to Cairo??…confirmed crashed over the water. about 66 passengers…

    • lysie says:

      So sad. Just terrible.

    • edinva says:

      on the plane that vanished @ 37K feet, someone actually said it might be terrorism. When’s the last time we heard that? Our hearts go out to the innocents on board. Egypt has been very hard on IS and other terror groups, so I suppose this shouldn’t surprise.

      and, good morning, all! Thanks, lysie. I am so jealous of your weight loss! I think I picked it up, and then some.

      Have a grand day. Won’t mention yet more overcast here .. think it’s been a solid month now, with the exception of 3 days when we saw the bright yellow disk in the sky. Might as well be in Seattle!

    • tillacum says:

      Good Morning. It is raining again and will for the next 4 days. OH me!
      It sounds like there was some trouble in the cockpit of the Egypt Air. It is reported the plane made some turns, even a 360 degree turn, dropped from 37,000 feet to 10,000 feet then disappeared.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, till.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Ok…need to catch up on that plane news…the details…and can we be sure we will get the truth??

    • edinva says:

      “…and can we be sure we will get the truth??”

      hahahhahhahahahahahahahha omg hahahahahaahahahhahaha

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, we could get part of the truth, and A LOT of verbal GARBAGE to cover it all up…

      Have you heard about the latest health food craze? All of a sudden, it’s beet juice, beet juice, beet juice…the fountain of youth and more energy: beet juice! Drink Up!

    • edinva says:

      Molly, can’t say I’ve had beet juice, but a few years ago was reintroduced to beets by my SIL. Wow, I’ve really come to love ’em. Makes a wonderful salad w/feta/bibb lettuce/walnuts and a raspberry vignette. Yum. Now I will have to get the ingredients in to make this weekend. MAYBE try beet juicel

    • The Raven says:

      Yes..the truth !! Maybe Rhodes will report.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Ha…GIGO…..great ‘toon

    • edinva says:

      Makes me sick. So much for security at airports. It’s like the World Trade Center after the 1st bombing (93?). Built up security in the garage, in the lobbies … never even thought about being struck by 2 planes on the 80th floor (or whatever floor). These ba$$ turds are always steps ahead of the West. I’m thinking it had to be an inside job, someone like a baggage handler, or someone who loads the meals carts, rather than a passenger. I guess in time they’ll find out. In the meanwhile a lot of grieving families.

      A report I read mentioned X French and 1 Brit passenger. Any word of any Americans aboard?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I heard no Americans.

      Have you tried roasted beets? V. tasty

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Yearly Dr. appointment a 9:00. Lots to do before that.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      ok…take care….I go back to eye dr for wrap up on eye surgery. All is well, and I expect to be able to get new lens in my glasses…lower power lens…and talk about next eye. YAY!

    • lysie says:

      Molly and ED, the checkup went well. I’ve lost 17 pounds since late 2014, my bp is fine and BMI is 29. My doctor is pleased.

      He wanted to send me to physical therapy for the sciatica, but he said exercise and stretching at home will be fine.

    • edinva says:

      sounds good, lysie !!!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      And guess what? It’s 75 and sunny out there! HA! I wish….

      Preakness coming up this weekend…any news, etc. about the field? The Tribe has blasted the Reds back to Cincy…2 nights in a row. Wow. The ’95 Indians are back

    • edinva says:

      Whoa … Belmont this weekend? Did I miss the Preakness? Been so busy I well could have. Did Nyquil win again… I know it’s Nyquist, but Nyquil is more fun. I’m about a month behind on calling my former neighbor who just had a big birthday in April. Ugh.

      Is KY’s D primary still unresolved? Once again, Bernie beats Hillary! in Oregon but she’s got the delegates. This election on both the R and D sides is waking the public up to just how corrupt the system is; in that regard there is no difference between the Rs and Ds. The “NeverTrumpers” are the ones trying to keep a corrupt, elite system that benefits them and only them in place. Instead of mocking Trump’s bombastic style, we should all appreciate what he’s done to wake up the sleeping masses. Absent that, we’d have had another Bush v Clinton race with the exact same result.

      Oh, and did you all know about Bill’s little blonde Chappaqua playmate, the “Energizer?’ I missed that completely. May have to get back to having TV. Yes, we want another 4 or 8 years of Clintons in the White House. All kinds of new scandals to be had. New scandals same as the old scandals.

      Good luck with your annual check up, lysie. Molly, I had both eyes done a few weeks apart. Piece of cake. (tho I did need a Yag Cap the following year to remove debris behind one eye). As far as I’m concerned it’s a miracle of modern medicine. We live in amazing times (if we can get past the politics).

    • lysie says:

      I noticed your team, Molly. Good for them. Yankees are stinkin’ once again.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh you are right…. Preakness, it is.

  7. lysie says:

    Brrrrr. Out at the camp . Windy and chilly.

  8. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  9. The Raven says:

    Morning Quote:

    “Socialism is a mental poison that leads to human misery … ”

    – WSJ’s Bret Stephens trying for words to explain the ideology to a child looking at Venezuela medical conditions

    • lysie says:

      How sad!

      Wake up people. It’s not about fair for everyone….it’s about control.

    • edinva says:

      Beautiful breakfast, lysie … especially like the china, reminds me of some my mother had.

      I’ve been saying for weeks/months .. let those who *threaten* (we should be so lucky!) to leave the U.S.A. if Trump is elected go to Venezuela. Seriously. It’s perfect. Their socialist ideal right there for them to live in and enjoy. If I were DJT, I’d offer to buy each and every one of them a one way ticket to Caracas (or even offer to fly them on his own plane, then fumigate it later). One way tickets, turn in US passports upon arrival, promises never to return. What a wonderful world that would be!!

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, ed.

      Yes. Yes. Don’t let the door_________etc.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Awful, awful human misery.

  10. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the new thread, Molly. It looks like we didn’t get the frost that was predicted.

    ed , your son’s graduation…. congratulations. Congratulations, also, for the successful garage sales. This past weekend was our area’s community garage sale event. There were plenty of people in attendance.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie…just handled some computer issues, and now am off to exercise, the the garden store. Am afraid to look at the weather forecast for the week, as I got a hint of disappointment from my husband.

    • lysie says:

      The links you posted today prove that laws are useless when not enforced or obeyed. However, when knowing right from wrong and following that belief many laws are not needed.

      What is the answer, then?

    • lysie says:

      How come we never hear about an order that Muslims must eat pork to keep that industry in the plus column?

    • edinva says:

      Thanks, lysie .. never considered waffle tacos!! And thanks for your kind words re son’s grad and the community sale .. it’s THAT time of year when every weekend day has several calendar conflicts. Weddings, graduations, etc., etc. BUT, I am looking forward to the coming Saturday when I get to spend the whole day with Miss Zoe! (God, I have become *that* grandmother!) Already checked Saturday’s weather forecast, and guess what? Well, looks like money to the bride whose wedding Z’s parents will be attending. I’d been so looking forward to nice long walks with her on a perfect Spring day. That ain’t gonna happen.

      Today is Congress’s first day back after the Obama edict re transy bathrooms in all public schools, OR ELSE!! Also now the PA Gov has ruled that ALL public restrooms/changing rooms, etc in the Commonwealth are not only open to transys, but each and every such public restroom must have a sign noting that it’s transy friendly! (Molly don’t you travel the PA Tpke?) I hope we see a bill or two introduced telling DOJ and Ed and the WH to back off, that they are in violation of the Constitution and the laws of the land.

      Lysie, you’d mentioned you think this looks like it’s being advanced by someone who’s not about to vacate his office. Not that that might not be, but I think he’s doing a last minute push to get his agenda in place. But EOs isn’t really the way to do it. The incoming POTUS could (and if it’s Trump WILL) overturn them on Day One. Probably by 1pm, 3pm at the latest, what with the swearing in, Congressional luncheon, parade, etc. Tho, if it’s Trump, he’s so efficient, he’d probably have someone sitting nearby on the Capitol veranda with papers ready for him to sign!

    • lysie says:

      ed, it is wonderful reading how much you enjoy Zoe. No doubt you are teaching her well. Hugs for both of you.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Correctomundo ED about the turnpike..and I was just making that particular prediction to my husband on Saturday.

      Look, there’s the privacy and “ick” factor…big to me, besides the danger factor…neither is acceptable

    • lysie says:

      Plus, state fairs, music concerts, malls, etc.

    • edinva says:

      Molly, I suppose the saving grace on the PA Pike (or just about any interstate) would be the rest rooms have many booths, tho traffic at some hours could be very low, so one might find oneself alone with another whose self-identity doesn’t match its God-given plumbing. And there’s always those like former NJ Gov. McGreevey who used his state’s interstate restrooms for his homosexual trysts. So they are NOT good places to just open up like that. What I think most upsets me about all of this (that I personally consider quite insane) is what it’s doing in the public schools. Imagine middle school students being forced into that situation? I think it’s child abuse.

  11. The Raven says:

    Is it possible, in today’s day and age, that two college students have consensual sex and the powers that be declare it rape?
    – that’s what is in George Will’s head shaker. This can’t be true, can it?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      This makes me think of the old days, when young people thru fear, shame, or strong adult supervision…had to behave themselves, but the Left called it Puritanical and threw all the old rules overboard…now here we are with the kind of scene Will describes, and we haven’t even gotten to the implications and consequences of the new bathroom rules….

    • lysie says:

      Unbelievable. Completely unbelievable.

    • The Raven says:

      The kids have a blank slate and it’s easiest to let them go their own way. One day I was channel surfing the radio and came across Dr. Laura scolding a woman for raising a brat. She told her by not parenting and allowing the kid to have its way was a form of child abuse.

  12. edinva says:

    I have, at long last, become totally intolerant of those who seem to think it’s OK to plaster facebook with anti-trump posts day in and day out. AS IF the alternatives were any better. Today a ‘friend’ who I know in person but not a close friend (our kids are friends and we’ve always gotten along just fine), posted a NYT article about bad Donald Trump and how he’s HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE with women, based on interviews, blah blah blah. Oh, and to cap it off, she said “I should stop posting these articles and alienating my friends. But I want them see the light.” The latter totally ticked me off. See the light? See the light? Seriously? This woman bragged within the past week about her vote for HRC at the KY Dem primary or caucus, whatever they had. So, I lost it. I replied, yes, she should stop … and went on to say that there is NOTHING that DJT can do since Slick Willie and his enabler in chief have already set the bar so low that no one go get beneath it. And threw in a reminder about ‘nuts and sluts.’ Haven’t heard back from her !! Gonna be a long run to November.

    Here’s hoping for a decent week ahead.

  13. Molly Pitcher says:

    Too freaking weird weather wise to spend much time outside today.

    • Jemian says:

      Weather is funky here, too. The forecasts are all over the map … literally! And I am overwhelmed by the amount of work due to neglect that is needed here. I made a list of the items needed here. All new appliances in the kitchen; the drop-in range/oven is ONLY 50 years old! I take that back. The microwave and one of the ovens do not need to be replaced. Fascia boards needs to be replaced. The outside and inside need new coats of paint. We need a new rug in the dining room. All the hardwood floors need to be re-sanded and varnished. I have been racking my brains to think of ways to pay for it. I did remember some stocks that have been left in my grandfather’s estate and haven’t been touched since 1993. Today, I will be contacting a lawyer to start transferring them from his estate to mother’s estate (his daughter) and then to my father (still living). Then, Dad and I will sell those and finance the re-furbishing. LOTS of work.

      The outside is also pretty bad. My roses are all sticks with few leaves. But … where there’s life, there’s hope! I have, however, put out big bucks for replacements in the case of no life. And the trumpet vines, virginia creeper, and poison ivy! I think I have said this before. It will be a very busy summer.

      I’ve bought screen doors and now I’m painting them. But, it is raining today – which brings this rant back to the weather – and I don’t think I’ll be working outside.

    • edinva says:

      Well, Jem, you have your summer cut out for you!! It has been my observation in the past that when May is rainy/chilly/dark/yukky, the summer that follows is less beastly than most. So maybe July and August will be sufferable … howz that for a silver lining?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Jemian, that is quite a laundry list to be facing. You take care. Can you prioritize a little, and how is the new baby?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      No silver linings there for me! I like it hot! Not hot enough…me not happy…it IS summer in July, right?

    • edinva says:

      Molly, have you been in Alabama in July? You totally melt! Like the Wicked Witch. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun. Seriously. Pretty much true of the entire southeast from May till September/October.

    • The Raven says:

      My company used to be in Birmingham and wow did it get hot

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I’ve been in DC, New Orleans, and on the Texas Gulf Coast in July. I like hot and it. A minority , for sure. I know only 2 others who have that same weird taste.

      One of the times in DC in July, I was protesting with others in front of the WH..the Clinton WH, and the temp was about 98 degrees. Later that night came the news that JFK Jr. was dead in that plane accident.

    • Jemian says:

      Boy howdy! You all are spot-on about Alabama weather in July. And August is even worse. Before air conditioning, it would not be odd for books, shoes, and all leather items to mildew over night.

      Things are prioritized. Dad is paying for the fascia board replacement and the outside painting now and will be reimbursed when the stocks are sold. And that is of first importance.

      The second is the kitchen appliances. I found a good enough dishwasher today and, amazingly, it was the cheapest in the store. So, after checking my accounts, I snapped that up. It will installed Thursday.

      The new baby has some sort of thing which is basically soft-vocal-cords-so-her-breathing-sounds-awful. The docs say this is not uncommon and she’ll outgrow it. Also, the parents report, that she cries a lot at night, more than their first. Oh, well. We’ll see them in July before they move to Korea in August. They’ll be there 3 years.

      We’re having house guests come for a few weeks. They’re very close friends so they’ll help me hang the screen doors and paint the interiors. Then, we’ll clear brush from our overgrown forest.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      plans sound good, Jemian…really, the expensive, jazzed up newer appliances aren’t so great…kids stationed in Seoul? Or maybe further s. down in Taegu?

    • Jemian says:

      I remember that day when JFK, Jr. went missing. We had just returned from our first term overseas and I had just gotten on AOL via the phone.

    • edinva says:

      Can anyone imagine an appliance .. ANY appliance made today .. lasting 50 years! They are designed to have a short life cycle. (says she who drives a 20 year old car… but it’s a pre-Ford ownership Volvo)

    • Jemian says:

      Let’s see, JT and his bride will be in Seoul.

      Molly, I have found that true about appliances like the dish washer, clothes washer and dryers, and even sewing machines. For example, sewing machines: I love my Bernina 1630 with its myriad of capabilities. But, mostly, I sew a straight stitch, forward and back, and do button holes. Everything else gets used rarely. I looked over the controls of the dish washer and it cleans, gives me a choice of scrubbing cycles and it will dry the dishes. That’s what I want. The rest is fluff.

      Ed, I hear ya’ on the cars. I drive a ’98 and it is doing great. And when it isn’t great, my repair bill is still cheaper than car payments.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Seoul…the memories come flooding back. Thanks Jemian. I will try to remember to ask you down the road where they are in the city, etc. I’m sure our presence there is smaller that it was 40 (!) years ago.

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