America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Remember 9/11


It’s unclear whether the GOP health care plan will get a vote this week in the Senate – several Rs seem uncertain – but the President favors it.

And Sen. Sanders and his wife have lawyered up as an FBI probe continues into a bank loan she procured for Burlington College while she was president there.

The War on Work City Journal

What does COVFEFE Really Mean? Am. thinker

Where Modern Dems Lost the Plot

Liberals don’t Need to Win Elections to get What they Want

Collusion!! Dem Senator and Russians

Gorsuch’s Promising Start

The Progressive Boomerang

A Fair and Balanced Look at the Dem/Media Complex

0Care Lite?

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86 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Remember 9/11

    • The Raven says:


      Did I post this here once before?

    • lysie says:

      Not sure, but if you did no matter. It’s a good one. Thanks.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sat. a.m. greetings! Lots of rain last night, but no cooling off today, it seems.

    • edinva says:

      G’day Molly, all ….
      We got some serious rain this afternoon … one of those heavy t’storm rains that pass in 20 minutes .. except that it and we were traveling in the same direction at pretty much the same speed. I had to pull over TWICE, it was so blinding. Alas it did help at least temporarily to lower the temps, so that was nice.

      The March frosts slowed down the black berryseason here and dragged out the blueberry season … we were able to pick a several cups worth of each, and I am about to embark on the production of a berry cobbler. I had hoped to have a lot more blackberries and some peaches but nary a peach to be seen and not that many of the blackberries.

      After our farm excursion and lunch at a Mexican restaurant, we headed out to the cemetery and, after telling my DH that I knew EXACTLY where his folks are buried, guess what? I got lost and never did find them! Found some other relatives, well, LOTS of other relatives but the ‘rents place eluded me completely. Just got too turned around. Next time.

      Oh, and of all things … DH’s grandfather’s house is now an Asian Bistro! It had been an American fare restaurant for about 2 decades. Diversity has hit Poolesville!!!

      After all the energy expended today, I am EXHAUSTED!! Going out to rural America is just so good for the soul! Tomorrow is Family Farewell Day 2.

  1. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • The Raven says:

      One of the left’s strategies that is very effective is when they do something stupid, before the Republicans can make light of it, they deny it and blame the Republicans.

      Here’s an example on Tucker last night from an NRA ad condemning violence on the left.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good, cloudy, rainy?, morning.. I understand that yesterday was all about Tweet!Gate…I tried to refocus my mind from that

    • lysie says:

      Good morning Molly and Rav.
      Molly, rain , rain, go away.

      Rav, that strategy may fool some, but not us.

    • The Raven says:

      Tweetgate is another example…..of their strategy. The left attacks and of course…it’s the Republican’s fault they act that way. Bernie is blaming the Republicans for his troubles with his and his wife’s Burlington scandal.

      Some quotes from sane Dems:

      “Marco Rubio! Nelson Diaz! Manny Diaz! Manny Diaz Junior! Carlos Gimenez. Torturing my son, man! Get him outta here, alright cameraman, alright! Marco Rubio, West Miami, right? That’s right, baby!”
      Democrat in Florida

      “700 Billion People Are About to Lose Their Healthcare”
      Maxine Waters

      Morning Joe: “Trump May Be Mentally Ill”
      Mika Brzezinski: “President Trump is ‘not well,’ and even possibly ‘mentally ill,” … “I think he’s such a narcissist, it’s possible that he is mentally ill in a way. He’s not well. At the very least he’s not well.”

    • lysie says:

      Wow! Lots of hate the libs have.

    • The Raven says:

      So….the Yankees bring up a hot prospect from the farm system yesterday – Dustin Fowler – and he runs into a wall chasing a foul ball in the first inning and is out for the season with a knee injury. Never even got his first major league at bat.

    • lysie says:

      What a shame. Dang it!

  2. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning! We have had no deer sightings since getting back…guess the doe has moved on…or maybe she missed us??

    • The Raven says:

      Ol’ Newt suggests CNN get an outsider to get to the bottom of the fake news. Does he really believe they have no clue? The MEDIA/DEMOCRAT complex only cares about the next election and trashing the Republicans. Speaking of such…..we now have out-and-out civil disobedience with partisan judges. Surely this portends of the future Democrat strategy – simply disobey the US Constitution and laws.

      PS:We had a deer attack our dog last week. It has two babies about the size of a toaster.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      A deer attack?? crazy….
      Perhaps Newt is just turning the tables on CNN…calling for an “outside investigation”… know…..using their words to attack them.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning Molly and Rav.

      Same here regarding deer. They come and go, come and go.

      You are correct, Rav. The media knows exactly what they are doing. It’s in their playbook co authored by Obama, Clinton, Ayers, Soros, etc..

    • The Raven says:

      I forgot to include the link to the partisan judge above

      here it is

    • lysie says:

      Not surprised. Congress should get their act together an impeach the judges for not following the Constitution.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Isn’t that the truth!

      Tribe playing extra well this p.m. vs. Texas.:-)

    • tillacum says:

      Good Morning all. I love Newt for turning the tables on CNN. Wish something could be done to MSNBC. This AM they are all atwitter about Tillerson BLOWING UP at a 35 year old WH Aide. That’s hard for me to believe.
      We’ve seen some deer on the golf course and from time to time they even jump the fence to the Llama pasture. I’d like to leave them some corn, but that’s a no, no.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning/afternoon, till.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      And I will add: Good afternoon. Hope you are getting some timely rain for your garden! My flowers are getting a little dry….

    • The Raven says:

      Greta was fired at MSNBC…..she wouldn’t do all Trump/Russia format

    • edinva says:

      I’m in the “what was Greta thinking ?” camp about her going to to MSNBC … The thing I liked about her was she did much of her own homework, didn’t just read scripts, and would ask actually penetrating questions, regardless of the interviewee’s political party. Couldn’t have THAT at MSNBC. I hope she lands on her feet. BTW, does anyone else remember when MSNBC was still fairly new and the “conservative alternative” on cable TV? As the drifted ever leftward (after being purchased by the WaPo/Newsweek), many of the better personalities went to Fox.

      I had thought this was a really long, four day weekend, but that is only in certain quarters. The federal courts in MD are closed but not DC, nor are the banks closed. Traffic here was horrendous this afternoon as all the swamp-dwellers left town for mountains and beaches. By rush hour there were two cars on the road (only slight exaggeration).

      Tomorrow we go berry picking en famille … then baking. In 90+ degree temps. God bless Willis Carrier!! The farm is in the little town out in MD where DH’s family lived for generations. We’re also going to go “visit” a few of those generations and put American flags at their graves. And eat lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

      I am trying to forget that on Tuesday my Commie-oriented son is leaving for Brussels, thereby Making America Great Again. I sure hope he outgrows this foolishness. The problem (or one of them) with millennials is they have NO CLUE, no memory of the Cold War and how many people suffered under the late, unlamented Soviet Union nor of those who were killed trying to get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. No Clue. Only time will tell.

      Hope you all have a safe, happy Fourth.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh my….less than a year there, right?

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    He is an uncompromising reactionary and an unmitigated disaster for the progressive constitutional project. And he will likely serve on the court for at least three more decades. … He is a reactionary who dresses up his cruel, antediluvian views in folksy charm; who professes restraint while espousing extreme, sweeping views; who has no sympathy for vulnerable minorities but believes Christians are being oppressed. And he will guide the course of the law for the next 30 years or more. He is a catastrophe for proponents of civil rights and equal justice. And his influence over the court only stands to grow.
    This country is in terrible trouble.

    Slate’s Mark Stern on Gorsuch.

    [PS: What’s the progressive constitutional project??]

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Words fail me…ok…I’m just glad my mind doesn’t operate in that “progressive” sphere, and that I appreciate the original, bestest Constitution some brilliant MEN produced under the guidance and influence of an infinitely wise and wonderful God.

  5. The Raven says:

    Expect a Coverup

    – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. puts it all together in a WSJ op ed today (behind the pay wall) with a surprise ending. Russia had planted a fake email that Comey believed was true. It said Loretta Lynch would squash any Hillary indictments (now this is so easy to believe, it may be a real email) and Comey decided to end the investigation without going to Justice.

    The Dems, meanwhile, played the false narrative of Trump, Trump, Trump / Russia, Russia, Russia. Rumor has it Ben Rhodes is the mastermind. CNN has bailed out with retractions and firings – and now the word is the upcoming merger talks with AT&T are the reason they stopped the fake news (LINK HERE). And Huckabee addresses fake news here [You Tube]

  6. edinva says:

    I am so impressed with your picture book story, Jem (and do I see a new profile pic?) Good luck with that as you go forward. Let us know when it’s available on Amazon and I’ll buy one for Zoe.

    So, so happy about the SCOTUS unanimous decision favoring President Trump’s authority to make the immigration rule re the 6 Middle East countries (otherwise known as the ‘Muslim ban’). Has to make the 4th and 9th Circuit judges feel like fools to be shot down unanimously. Even Ginsburg for crying out loud!!! Also good on the Trinity Lutheran decision. Between all that good news out of the court, the CNN story with the retraction and firings (oops, resignations) followed by O’Keefe’s tape (with another to come) … starting to feel really good.

    For late June in DC Metro, we are having the most extraordinary, perfect weather. Usually by now it’s hot and muggy and that will likely return with a vengeance soon enough, but for now, it’s heavenly!

    Do y’all have plans for the Fourth? We will be having a “Family Weekend” in advance of son Matt’s move to Belgium on Tuesday. The weekend will start with a visit to a relative’s ‘pick your own’ farm out in suburban MD. Then baking pies and cobblers using the blackberries and early peaches that should be in. I am leaving the schedule of activities up to the ‘kids’ and will go along with whatever they want, except the “Capitol Fourth” where zillions of people converge on the Mall. Better to avoid the mob and just watch on PBS. IF I had cable.

    • Jemian says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I will let you know. My pen name is Carolyn Maxwell.

      All this winning … nope, not tired yet.

      Yes, you do notice a new profile picture. We have a church that wants stuff for their bulletin board and so I’m trying to get it together. Pictures included. We play catch up with our life details when school is not in session.

      Diving today did not happen. Everything was ready last night. One of the best and smoothest preps I’ve ever done. Then, the rain started as I drifted off to sleep. And, the rain woke me up at 0400 and again at 0500. It was took a break at 0548. I got my hopes up. Started again at 0610. At 0619 the handwriting had washed off the walls. Who wants to go to the beach and get wet?

      The road out to the beach has a treacherous last kilometer where it descends down the side of a mountain to sea level. Shoddy materials were used to build it. Couple that with frequent landslides and it makes for dangerous conditions. Add to that, the state is building a new road and doesn’t want to spend the money to upkeep and repair the current road. Long explanation, but I did not want to try that road in a downpour. It was too risky. I would much rather swim up close and personal with a shark.

      The last reason for postponement is the condition of the water. With a rain such as we had, the visibility was probably down to inches.

      We had over 5″ of rain before 0900 today.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Glad you were careful about the dive Jemian, but it is disappointing, of course. Please continue to update us on your book’s progress, ok?

    • edinva says:

      That is some SERIOUS rain. You made a wise decision not to embark on a potentially catastrophic mission. Plenty of time ahead for diving.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, your holiday plans sound very good ED…ours are not nearly so developed….that story about the Muslim teenager murdered in Fairfax….I didn’t realize til about 2 days ago that the suspect is an illegal alien?! Frontpage mag carried the details…how about the coverage there in n. VA? What is it revealing??

    • edinva says:

      Molly, the teenage Muslim girl’s killing was initially cast as an Islamophobic hate crime, so the media world was abuzz UNTIL they learned the guy who killed her was an illegal alien, then they went pretty quiet. Her funeral last week was a big deal in news coverage. But no sooner was her coffin lowered before not another word was uttered/published.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks for that confirmation, ED

  7. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning and thank you…the daisies are still smiling, but now I notice a weed among them…the Tribe played a wild one last night, crazy wild, overcoming a headwind of Rangers lead with a big lead of their own. (Does that sentence make sense?)…off to clear my desk….

    • Jemian says:

      Daisies are among my favorite flowers. I carried them, and yellow roses, on June 5, 41 years ago.

    • The Raven says:

      American life expectancy is in decline for the first time since 1993

      – NY Times with facts countering the myth that ObamaCare made us healthier.

      Also…the “libs don’t need to win” link above is accurate with the Press and the Uber-legislature body- the Supreme Court. In dissent of the second abortion case, Casey, Scalia penned this:

      By foreclosing all democratic outlet for the deep passions this issue arouses, by banishing the issue from the political forum that gives all participants, even the losers, the satisfaction of a fair hearing and an honest fight, by continuing the imposition of a rigid national rule instead of allowing for regional differences, the Court merely prolongs and intensifies the anguish.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Reminded of how much Scalia is missed….

  8. Jemian says:

    End of the day here.

    I think I am finished with the text of the picture book. I have a title for it: Between the Rivers and the Wall. The premise is a young girl goes back to Mesopotamia to help herd sheep. She and her friend get volunteered to make clay bricks for the wall of Uruk. There is a mean overseer who they get rid of by hiding a wild polecat in his tent. When the overseer is sprayed by the polecat, the overseer is banished from the town. The story ends with our young girl looking at a picture book. There is a picture of her friend making bricks. The last page shows a picture of a brick that the girls made together. “Made by Piper and Alittum.” I give no explanation of how Piper enters a picture to get to Mesopotamia, nor of her return. She just does it. This is one of a series where Piper will go back to a variety of civilizations and does something in each. This book has a F-K readability score of 2.7 and 845 words.

    Thursday I’ll work on the pictures.

    Tomorrow, I dive.

  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    Well, the Supremes gave Trump a unanimous victory today on immigration, but Thomas’s statement/ caveat is the best, as is often the case. He said that determining any “bona fide connection” as a reason for being allowed in the country, would be quite problematic. Amen to that!!

    Sheesh, and these are supposed to be smart people….

  10. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the start, Molly.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning! Breakfast is most welcome!
      My daisies are blooming…right outside the window here….a nice welcome to the day…

    • lysie says:

      Daisies my favorite flower. They seem to smile.

    • Jemian says:

      Kelly brought on her own disaster. She was well-enoughed liked at Fox, as long as she didn’t insult conservatives. But then, she allowed her own opinions to emerge and we realized she isn’t to be trusted and turned her off. A little more digging revealed that she has a history of skankiness. That has followed her to where she is now and she can’t build an audience because of her earned reputation. Maybe she can work at Walgreens or somewhere.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I agree….sometime ago at Fox, she just got too full of herself…and it hasn’t stopped, it seems.

    • tillacum says:

      Nice breakfast. Some of my melons are almost ready to pick. Our squash is going gang busters. The southern peas are ready for picking. Cucumbers being cucumbers are showing off. Okra are like the cucumbers. Hard to keep up with. Gardening is fun.

    • lysie says:

      Oh boy!! Nice garden report, till.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hi till…your garden report is mouth-watering.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning Quote:

      “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

      —Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) Psychiatrist, Author

    • lysie says:

      Yes, yes. It’s all about how to respond to the struggles.

  11. Jemian says:

    Good morning. Thank you for getting us started, Molly. It has been a busy, productive-but-the-results-aren’t-visible-yet type of day. I hope yours goes as well.

    • lysie says:

      Hello, Jem. It’s seems I’ve been having those kinds of days, too, lately.
      How are things going with your book?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I think it will go well, Jemian, but one task at a time.

    • Jemian says:

      Well, my book that I want an old-fashioned publisher to pick up, hasn’t been picked up yet. It can be a while before that happens. Traditional publishing is notoriously slow.

      I am also trying to get a series of ebooks, picture books for early years, done. But, the settings I have chosen make finding appropriate pictures difficult. And, I don’t have photo editing software on this machine. My machines are all in the shop. Therefore I am on hubby’s laptop and I am loathe to alter it to suit me.

    • Jemian says:

      And, finally, at 2100, I have found an online photo editor. It is I can work with it. Yay! I’d be more enthusiastic, but it is late.

    • lysie says:

      Thanks for the book report, Jem.

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