Skip to comments.AMERICA - The Right Way!! (WEEKEND EDITION: Days 2255 and 2256) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Posted on 05/26/2007 5:26:07 AM PDT by Chairman_December_19th_Society
As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!!
We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!!
The New York Times is reporting the White House is debating major troops level cuts in Iraq for 2008.
On the globull warming front--Pikes Peak has had its snowiest winter in more than a decade.
And gas prices have retreated slightly in advance of the Memorial Day weekend.
For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.
Please be sure to remember all those veterans who gave their lives to protect this Republic, our freedom, and all the values we hold dear over this Memorial Day weekend.
God Bless our American troops, here and abroad.
Molly, your time as church gardener was much appreciated by all, I am sure. Keeping up your home's flower beds and the church's must have been quite a job.
NY....your comments about the movie "Letters from Iwo Jima" were so right on.
I am incensed not because they show the human side of the Japanese fighting at Iwo Jima, but because he decides to show Americans as barbaric and without mercy. Without giving too much away in the movie, he takes the typical liberal approach to make the American soldier without conscience. Knowing how Americans have for the most part treated prisoners with mercy and kindness, Eastwood ignores that completely. He could have taken a different direction and does not!
We are a compassionate nation in times of peace and war. To depict us as something other than that does a tremendous diservice to all of the Americans who have fought and died for this country! I know that not every American soldier is honorable... but 99/100 are.
I don't think I will watch that movie. I don't think Eastwood ever had the character/backbone of someone like President Reagan...he more less blows with the wind..if it is popular to back this country, he is there, if it is popular to bash this country, he is there!!!
Good morning and Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone.
Very cool here on the high plains....rain/storms expected today and tomorrow but Monday looks dry.
Lots of company arriving today, I must go help m-i-l. Will try to check back later.
I think most of us take these movies of WW 2 personally because we had relatives who fought during that war.
My father, flying the last mission of the war, made an emergency landing on Iwo Jima in the aircraft he was piloting. (B-29 Superfortress)
Without those men taking that island, I probably would not be here.
Good Morning Chair. Global warming...we’re experiencing an April week, RAIN, RAIN, RAIN. I guess this is what global warming does, it’s the beginning of the Big Flood????
Yes, it is a time to Remember those who have gone on, a time to pray for our wounded. A time to say thanks to those who are serving. Without them this country would not exist as we know it. We’re fortunate to have fine young people who are willing to protect this country.
Good Morning. I’m getting a late start today. We went to the Casino last night for dinner to celebrate hubby’s birthday, which was last week.
Our customers have their crops in the ground, which means the two of us can leave the property together, again.
It is sprinkling here. Nothing serious, but not an ounce of the moisture will get away, as it is coming so slowly.
I’m off to sit by the window and watch it rain!
Red, just checking to make sure you're ok, and wish you a great Memorial day weekend.
May the Lord of Hosts keep our armed forces safe, and may He bless the United States of America.
It just started raining here. I had been outside weeding, but came in when the rain got too heavy for me to continue.
The lake in front of our house is out of it’s banks. This is the first time I’ve ever seen it so high. A “small” creek, at the north end of the lake, now looks like a bubbling river. The lake is in the middle of small hills and the hills look like sheets of water rushing into the lake. It is an amazing sight. To the west of us the sky is beginning to have a little blue, so maybe we’ll be rain free for a little while. Later today we’ll be catching more rain. One area to the west of us has received 22 inches of rain in the last 48 hours. The drain pipe to our stock tank is doing a pretty good job of keeping the tank from overflowing into the pasture and the road into our house. This is amazing.
How great that you and Mr. IG can leave together! I hope the unexpected road trip is a pleasant one.
Yippee! Our vegetable gardens are tilled and hubby planted our first planting of sweet corn. Tomorrow I hope to plant a few tomato plants, cukes and beans. The tomato plants I planted in a container and were hit by frost are coming back. That makes me happy.
Received this from a friend and since someone in Iowa is supposed to have sent this most charming letter to Sen. Harkin, I thought you might enjoy it:
(Actual letter from an Iowa resident and sent to his senator)
The Honorable Tom Harkin
731 Hart Senate OfficeBuilding
Phone (202) 224 3254
Washington DC, 20510
Dear Senator Harkin,
As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.
My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of thisbill’s provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years,all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I’m excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figuresI could save almost $10,000 a year.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as “in-state” tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.
Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver’s license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.
If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible)and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.
Thank you for your assistance.
Your Loyal Constituent,
Get your Forms (NOW)!! Call your Internal Revenue Service 1-800-289-1040.
Please pass this onto your friends so they can save on this great offer!!!!
That is too good, j!
Thanks for sharing.
Well, since you liked that one, you might really enjoy this one and if you find any merit in it, be sure to pass it on:
This woman wrote to the Orange County (CA) newspaper and she made some good points. For some reason, people have difficulty in that many newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a
great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!
From: “David LaBonte”
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.
Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.
Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some
would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany,
Italy, France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we
liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they
were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. That’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an
example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
(signed) Rosemary LaBonte
P. S. I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA
Tomorrow I’m going to have my friend in the Quad Cities track down this fellow who wrote to Harkin.
Good Morning to the Dawn Patrol.
please let us know how your ‘water situation’ is this morning. I read about the ponding you’re witnessing and know you are expecting more rain today.
It sounded like you’re on high ground. I sure hope so!
Good morning. BB in a few. Off to make coffee.
Good Morning Sweetie. Lovely breakfast this morning.
Thanks lysie, and good morning to all...
great about you vegetable garden, lysie. Do you protect it from the critters?? I have to remember to spray some lilies this a.m. before heading out....
Clintons brace for 'wandering Bill' claimsOf course we knew there'd be more stories....
HA! Good ones jtill. Have a great weekend as we remember the sacrifices others made for us so the we could write such letters..
The smaller of the two, the tomato and bean garden , I do. I put up a temporary mesh fence.
We’re hosting the world in a picnic tomorrow.....I’m gonna get the smoker out and msmoke turkey, brisket, etc
A noted astronomer at Iowa State University has been denied tenure presumably because he believes in Intelligent Design:
I watched the 500 race parade yesterday, it was a big success......the rain held off and there was a great crowd for the parade...sold out. A friend and her husband drove their classic car in the parade, they didn’t know who would ride in their convertible. Hope they knew who was riding in their car....I don't know most of these young celebrities....just the older movie stars....I thought I saw their Lincoln convertible but didn't know the young girl riding in it.
Hope everyone has a great week-end.....enjoy your cook-outs, listen to the race on the radio and if you travel, be safe!
Hi, Newsbee. We are back from Church and a late breakfast. I am watching the weather, but it looks like this will be rained out unless we get real lucky.
I haven’t been to the parade in years. I remember going back when I was a kid and standing on a newstand roof near the Circle. That was a LONG time ago, before they put up bleachers! LOL!
Good morning, Miss Marple.........the Indy news channels are all saying that there will be a break in the clouds and that the race will be run today. Hope they are right!
I have been watching John Wayne movies this week-end....and I am about Wayned out....if that is possible..haha....”The Quiet Man” was on and I watched it again...one of my favorites....I have lots of John Wayne favorite movies...”The Searchers”, the scenery is terrific in this movie and I love the movie..”The Cowboys” even though John Wayne dies in it....I bawl everytime I see it.
My Dad always loved John Wayne movies....so we saw most of them at the theatre, we went to the movies most Friday nights...Sat. nights, Dad played at a local dance and we went as a family...sure made it hard to get up and go to church the next morning.
Should we call it Americal the left way - since no one is “left” [ hee hee ] ?
Or everyone left the site?
Happy Holiday !!!
Grampashy took me to Fort Drum yesterday to see the newest memorial statue and area that were dedicated Friday afternoon. Very moving - located directly across from the base commander’s office so he can look out his window and see it.
Am spending a good part of today on ancestry-dot-com because they are providing complimentary access to U.S. military records dating back to the 1700’s. This access is available to anyone through June 6. So far I have added two Union Civil War soldiers to the family tree. Will tackle 1812 and the Revolutionary Wars through the week. It can be time consuming due to the spelling varieties of family names, but very rewarding if you stick with it.
Raining here today, but should be nice tomorrow. Enjoy your week-end, everyone!
Oh! I bet you are delighted.
Long time no see.
It looked like Watertown got clobbered., today.
Yum..smoked turkey and brisket.
The lake has a spillway, so yesterday after the horrendous rain stopped, the lake did go down a bit. It’s still full to the brim and with each rain the water from the surrounding hills flow into it. The ground is saturated and we will be getting rains until about Thursday.
Yes we are on a high spot. Thank goodness. A lot of our streets were flooded and there are still flash flood warnings out for the country roads. This is a pretty old town and some of the sewer lines are as old as the town, so consequently some of the streets did flood.
I think we should all send this letter to our senators, and representatives. I wonder what the answer would be? LOL
If those who have “left” would only post “there”, the daily posts here would be about 20. Some are visiting both.,
Hope you & Mrs. Raven are having a good weekend & that her hand/wrist is better.
Sounds yummy. Tomorrow we’re going to have hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and oatmeal cookies. There. It will be raining too much to have a bbq, so it’ll be done inside. durn.
Hee Hee, yep, you’re right.
>>I just haven’t had much to say lately
We lost good people to an insanity that has struck FR recently.....It's called MEANNESS.
I would wager there people to afraid to post out of fear of getting jumped on....and called names.
>>I would wager there people to afraid to post out of fear
Out of fear of being banned?
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