America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- July 3, 2017 – July 7, 2017 Remember 9/11


May everyone have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July and all week long reflect on the freedom and blessings of our historic heritage.

And we may do this despite the rancor and animosity which currently floods our politics and culture.

So remember to pray for our country and its leaders and citizens, that our hearts and minds seek the truth, that reason and goodwill prevail, and that those who wish to do harm are turned away from their plans.

Choosing Independence Again

The Media is the Greatest Enemy of a Free Press

NoKorea Claims to have launched its first ICBM

Grace on the 4th of July

A Bunch of White Guys Got Together…

N. Korea’s Fireworks

Cong. Scalise readmitted to ICU with infection

Trump’s Remarkable Warsaw speech

The Left’s Breaking Point?

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69 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- July 3, 2017 – July 7, 2017 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:


    As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind of family that has been regarded for centuries as natural and moral — the ‘bourgeois’ family as it is invidiously called — is now seen as pathological.

    – S McKay quoting Gertrude Himmelfarb in The Left’s Breaking Point?

    • edinva says:

      Himmelfarb is, of course, Bill Kristol’s dear old mom. Don’t know how it worked that both of his parents were far left, turned conservative, intellectuals and he’s at least occasionally such a dolt. Oh, well. Happens in the best of (traditional) families.

      And speaking of families … I had the opportunity to babysit my (nearly 20 months old) granddaughter last night. Her dad came home from work to fix and serve her dinner, and get her her bath and tucked in before heading back to meet mom for dinner and a show. After the bath, jammies, and nighttime reading, we all said her nighttime prayers. And thanked God for all the good things in her day. She doesn’t quite have the prayer hand fold down, but is working on it. But it struck me that these are the moments that form a person’s character and make their life. It really was beautiful. Just middle class, bourgeoise, as it were. And she’s all the better for it. That cultural pendulum is overdue to swing.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You’re a good grandma, Grandma.

    • edinva says:

      Molly it was her DAD who did it all… that’s why she’s so lucky, having an influence like that in her life. I just got to watch.

  2. The Raven says:

    *** T G I F ***

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  4. The Raven says:


    – Headline today in NY Post after Mayor de Blasio jetted to Germany to rally leftists against the G-20 (one day after cop was executed)

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      HA, that’s good.

    • The Raven says:

      The good guys are going after Mad Cow now ( LINK )

    • The Raven says:

      Scott Johnson at Powerline just picked up on this headline here

    • lysie says:

      I like that. Don’t come back….Ha! 🙂

      Wow! What a uncaring, heartless thing to do…miss a ceremony. FOOL!!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Di Blasio forgets where his first duties lie. Whatamayor!

    • tillacum says:

      Well he spent his honeymoon in Russia. What can we expect from that communist. He’s rude and arrogant. He just showed how much he cares for New Yorkers and most importantly, the NY police.

    • edinva says:

      DerBlasio is a fool. The sister of Officer Familia condemned him by name for promoting an anti-cop environment in NYC. My hard-core NYC Dem friend (yes, friend!) says she would “even vote for a Republican” to get rid of DerBlasio.

      Lysie, that breakfast and the background look so wonderful. A week from today I am off on the first leg of my trip to Long Beach Island. (where I visit the beach carefully positioned under a big umbrella, fully slathered in SPF 50, wearing a huge brimmed hat and, for good measure, covered with a beach towel).

      Raise your hand if you’re proud of our POTUS !!! Did you all read, too, that he donated his first quarterly presidential paycheck for preservation at Antietam? That’s not a far drive from here, basically just up the road from the family cemetery we visited last week, and I’ve never been. Will have to put that on my bucket list. Reminder: if you are a senior and don’t have a National Park Service pass, you should get one this month. They now cost $10; the fee goes up to $80 in August.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks for the extra info on Mayor Disgrace. I remember talking to some New Yorkers not long after he was elected….they were very, very complacent about his upcoming tenure…oh it won’t be bad, they said…not a Leftie, oh no…..

  5. The Raven says:

    Liberals against violence?
    Millionaires on welfare? Can it be?
    The first lady of Poland snubs Trump? Or is it CNN
    Do illegals vote?
    Is the Russian story a hoax?

    I’m so confused.

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hello…..I was very sorry to read about Steve Scalise’s downturn, and that poor baby in the UK hospital…..have you been following that awful story?
      Anyway….another busy day here, but Things Must Get Done

      Thanks for breakfast lysie.

    • edinva says:

      G’day,, Molly, all… what a gorgeous breakfast. Thanks, lysie. Now I’m hungry.

      The British baby story literally makes my stomach queasy, Molly. Cannot imagine not being allowed by the national health service to make decisions for my own child. Especially given the international support the parents are receiving, and their not asking the government to fund his care. The poor baby is literally scheduled to die tomorrow when they pull all life support. If I were the parents, as soon as I’d buried my baby (unless, God willing, the govt changes its position and lets them bring him to the US), I would leave the UK and move to the US. At least in the short term, we still have some freedom here.

      It is POURING here and is schedule to continue on and off till mid-morning tomorrow. It’s helped bring temps down to the 70s.

    • The Raven says:

      Lysie..that is my favorite quick breakfast and I’d love to have one right now.

      Morning quote:

      Some conservatives have the impression that, by showing off their anti-Trump hostility, they will get the networks and the New York Times to like them. It doesn’t work like that. Although the right reads the left, the left rarely reads the right. Why should it, when the left owns American culture? Nearly every university, newspaper, TV network, Hollywood studio, publisher, education school and museum in the nation. The left wrapped up the culture war two generations ago. Throughout my own adult lifetime, the right has never made one significant move against the liberal culture machine.

      So go ahead, proclaim it from the rooftops: the anti-Trump opposition is a virtual French Resistance! If we’re not going to fight anyway, let’s surrender and get it over with.

      – David Gelernter in a WSJ op-ed complaining about the Republicans always shy away from confronting liberals.

      Related articles

      Does being presidential matter anymore? – Ben Shapiro
      The Democratic Party’s Ominous Shift – Am Thinker
      Podesta/Hillary and the Russians ?? Oh no!– NY Post

    • lysie says:

      Good morning Molly and Rav.

      Yes, Molly. Both stories. Prayers up.

      Have fun fishing, Rav.

    • The Raven says:

      We cancelled fishing at the last minute….storms in the forecast. But now it looks OK. We should have gone

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Some flash flooding yesterday in TN, and now a woman is missing, oh dear.

  7. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Perfect….should be another great weather day here. Tribeland turned out in full force for the holiday game, but we lost in a squeaker. Darn.

    • tillacum says:

      Good Morning All. I didn’t do the blueberry hotcakes. I’ll do them tomorrow. Today is
      Rotary, so a tiny breakfast is in order. Large lunch then a itsy bitsy dinner. Yesterday we
      had a great golf tournament and as become a tradition (it seems) we had Bloody Mary, Virgin Mary, unPunch and water, in our front yard for the golfers. It was hottern’ a firing pistol. I think we drank a gallon of water. After the tournament the club had a fish fry. It was great. Some fellows go to the Gulf, have a wonderful time fishing then have a tasty fish fry at the club. The club and golf course was just buzzing with happiness and a lot of laughter. A lot of vets were recalling their time in service and talking about those serving today. Then last night a fantastic fireworks over the lake. A perfect day.

    • lysie says:

      Hi, till. It sounds like you had a great day. Good!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You sure did have fun till…because of various tasks and errands, we drove around a lot…especially my husband…then got caught in a traffic jam…all very tiring. We are now going out to eat, but I will drive, and give my husband a break…

    • The Raven says:

      Wow…you can tell the Vatican has gone left

    • lysie says:

      What the heck!

    • edinva says:

      If these stories are true, maybe they will force Francis to take retirement? One can hope! Then instead of being so ‘international’ they can just try to elect a truly holy man? I kinda liked Benedikt myself. Someone like him would be good.

    • tillacum says:

      lysie, we did have a ball. Poor hubby, just can’t take the heat like he used to, but I’ll be he had more than one bloody mary. He slept like a baby until 0900. I don’t think he moved.
      Molly, where do you travel?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh we were just driving around parts of the county, and to the other side of town…the thing is there’s all sorts of road construction….new sewer pipes being put down, etc….and that led to detours, jams, etc.

  8. The Raven says:

    We had a family picnic yesterday at a local park and got rained out in the afternoon. But, later, we dodged the weather bullet and the fireworks went on as planned. We can see two displays from our porch and every year the neighbors try to blow up a tree to distract us.

    I’m going fishing tomorrow and have fishing stuff scattered over the living room floor to the consternation of both my wife and dog. With all the activities, I didn’t finish my organizing of the tackle and I wish I could put a picture here – it’s a big mess.

    But the Wall St Journal had an article on who the author deems the next talk radio Rush Limbaugh – Chris Plante. I had completely forgotten about him. When our local station dumped Glenn Beck, they picked up Chris Plante. Now they have a local guy who is pretty bad and I never listen to him. Chris Plante is not distributed nation wide like Rush, Sean, etc – but you can see what I mean with a podcast – all his shows are here. Since services like iTunes and iheart will allow listening to chris plante on the internet instead of the local station, you would think AM and FM car radios would go nationwide – like SiriusXM !!

    It looks like the new wireless standard (5G Wireless) may allow that. It is fast enough to allow ultra HD video over wireless !! They can cut the cable and put your cableTV over the cellphone network!

    But, I digress.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      The name Chris Plante is sooo familiar, but I’ve never heard him on the radio. Why is that? Is he a former politician? Good luck with the fishing. Our weather here was gorgeous, and we could hear the fireworks from downtown easily….and a very long time.

    • lysie says:

      Fishing equipment scattered….??? Are you taking lessons from Greg? 😉

    • lysie says:

      I remember years ago when Chris Plant worked at CNN covering the Pentagon.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      That’s it! Thanks lysie….before there was Fox News, I watched CNN…like during the first gulf War.

    • lysie says:

      Thanks, Rav. Greg and I will tune him in.

    • edinva says:

      G’day all
      I LOVE Chris Plante. He’s been on in DC for a while… he got dumped a few years ago and the substitute was Morning Joe!!! The station mgr said they’d never received so many letters/emails (mine among them), and before you knew it, Chris was back, better than ever. Now he is syndicated but I guess each station can pick and choose which shows to pick up and play locally. You can hear him live at, Monday thru Friday, 9a-12p.
      He was with CNN. His father/stepfather, Brian Plante, was CBS’s WH correspondent for years.

      Got the son off to Brussels yesterday. Hope it works out for him. Maybe it’s the best education, to be away from the USA to appreciate it fully. It’s all in God’s hands, I have no control. He flew out on WOW Air. I’d never heard of it, so challenged am I in the ways of the world. It was the best dressed/behaved line at the ticket counter that I’ve seen in decades. Nary a loud, brash slob among them. Remember when people used to dress up for flights? This wasn’t quite that, but it was refreshing to see people put some effort into looking nice, and behaving accordingly.

      Glad to see a relatively easy Fourth, except that police shooting in NYC. Someone has to get BLM under control. They’ve made shooting/killing cops nearly a rite of passage for young black men. AS IF those young black men who find succor in BLM don’t have enough strikes against them. When my brother was on the NYPD, his career was brought to an abrupt end when a commie at the 1980 Dem convention took an axe to his back. At least he wasn’t killed, and lived another 35 years to see his sons grow, marry, and start families of their own. So many of these young cops being killed and their families are deprived of that joy.

      Jem, I hope your son comes to visit you soon and that shortly thereafter you can get to the States to see your dad. (the reverse works, too!)

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • The Raven says:

      Message to the left from Neil

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh you are killing me with that breakfast!
      Good morning, and Happy, safe 4th!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Neil nails it!

    • tillacum says:

      You know lysie, I think I’ll make those blueberry hotcakes and top them off with some beautiful strawberries and top those off with some coffee Latte whipped cream.
      I think our golf tournament has been called off. It is raining gangbusters. We were
      asked to set up a Bloody Mary table in our yard, but I don’t it will happen today. We’ve done it before and the players thoroughly enjoyed it.
      I’m off to make some coffee, hotcake dough and slice some strawberries. Till later, y’all be good.

  10. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the start, Molly.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hello! Breakfast is great, and you are welcome. Starting the new thread is always a good way to begin a new week, and all its activities.

    • The Raven says:


      Now to my personal story from the real world. Again, I’ll keep the math simple. My personal health insurance bill rose from $500 per month to about $2,000 per month under Obamacare. That’s $24,000 per year. But the deductible and co-pays are so high, it now covers nothing. Thanks, Obamacare.

      Wayne Root

    • Molly Pitcher says:


    • The Raven says:

      I was reading this article and the author used the word “cartel” to describe the media. That’s exactly right….they are like OPEC…with a monopoly and a liberal agenda.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning Molly and Rav and all.

      Greg’s brother’s deductible is $8,000. Yikes!

      Yes, cartel with an occasional cry-baby mixed in. 😉

    • Jemian says:

      Good morning. Thanks for breakfast. Thank you, Molly, for getting us started. Rave, YIKES-STRIKES! I hate the government run healthcare in America.

      Not quite the fourth here, yet. But I heard some fireworks going off this afternoon. Now, please riddle-me-this, why do people set off colored fireworks in the daytime? I’d like to know!

      Getting these pictures from my imagination through photoshop and onto paper is taking a lot longer than I had hoped. It’s jamming into my “must do” work, like website design, and so, I may have to only give it four hours per day. I started work on these illustrations at 0530 today and I just quit at 2100. Surely, it will get faster soon.

      I am seriously contemplating going to the states for a month. I really think I should see my dad. Soon. I’m waiting, however, on my son, who might come visit. I wish he could let us know.

    • lysie says:

      Hi, Jem. You are welcome, but I should be serving you lunch. 🙂

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hope you can get your plans figured out soon, and you get your wish to see your Father.

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