“You Have No (E)Mail,” Coming Up, And Already Here *Weekend Open Thread*

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That would be us, and the “email” we don’t have would be Hillary’s. Wanna guess why? I know this will shock you. Because of the upcoming NH primary. But hey, it’s coming, okay, so ease up already! (That is, those emails the White House will allow to be released…)

Ahem. Yes, while we will get some of them, the rest of Hillary’s emails are being held until AFTER the next two contests. But that isn’t the BIGGEST problem Hillary (and Huma) has. The Hill has the story:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said the FBI likely has enough evidence right now to indict Hillary Clinton and her valued aide Huma Abedin, but that agency chief James Comey is being constrained.

“I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak,” Issa told The Washington Examiner in an interview published Friday. “I think he’s in a position where he’s being forced to triple-time make a case what would otherwise be, what they call, a slam dunk.”

Clinton is currently under federal investigation over her private email server from her time as secretary of State. Issa, a former House Oversight Committee chairman, argued that she clearly violated transparency requirements during her tenure.

“There’s no question, she knew she had a responsibility and she circumvented it,” he said of the Democratic presidential front-runner. “She circumvented it a second time when she knowingly let highly-classified material get into emails in an unclassified format.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Sure helps to be your Party’s potential nominee, doesn’t it? Otherwise, as Carly Fiorina said, Clinton would be heading to the “Big House.” No kidding…

For those of you who are football fans, we have one more week before the Super Bowl. But, if you are wanting some football, the NFC/AFC Pro Bowl is being played Sunday night at 7:00pm (EST) on ESPN. One of my favorite players, Eli Manning, the quarterback for the NY Giants will be playing (I got to see him play at Ole Miss when he was a student there.). On the other side of the field will be the Seattle Seahawks QB, Russell Wilson. If Eli wasn’t going to make it to the Big Show this year, I am glad his older brother, Peyton, is.

Speaking of Peyton Manning, the QB for the Denver Broncos, I have a great story about him to share with you. From Mad World News:

The IndyStar reports that Indiana native Kristen Patterson penned a letter to Manning on September 21 on behalf of her husband, Army Sgt. Ryan Patterson, asking the star quarterback if there was any way he would be willing to meet Ryan. Her letter stood out to Manning, but she forgot to leave contact information, and with the couple living in North Pole, Alaska, it took Manning three months to finally track them down.

Patterson’s letter read:

Dear Mr. Manning,

My name is Kristen Patterson. I am writing to ask a question. You see my husband is a HUGE fan, and when I say HUGE I mean it. He is currently serving our country in the United States Army and has deployed twice to Afghanistan. He would set alarms to wake up at odd hours in the night just to listen to your football games. We recently had to move across the country for the Army and he tried to get us stationed in Colorado just so he could ensure that he would never miss your games.

We will be attending the Bengals vs. Broncos game on December 22, 2014, while home for the holidays, and it would mean so much to my husband if you might be able to find the time to just even say hello, not to mention it would make me to coolest wife ever of all time. I know you are a busy man, and if you can’t, it will be ok. I just thought I might ask in the rare chance that you might agree to this.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Sincerely,

Kristen Patterson

Despite Patterson’s oversight with her contact information, Manning didn’t let it go:

“When I got a call from (an Alaska) State Trooper they asked if I wrote a letter to Peyton Manning,” Patterson said, according to 9News. She added that she was initially confused by the call, which Manning had arranged for the police to make to help keep the meeting a secret from her husband.

“They said the Denver Broncos were trying to get a hold of me,” she continued. “When I sent it, you never know if someone is going to read it or if it is going to be tossed in a pile. So I thought they never read it, no big deal.”

As you might guess from the effort of getting the Alaska State Troopers involved, Peyton Manning more than stepped up.  He did indeed meet the Pattersons:

[…] “The team’s flight was delayed, so I was pacing the room like I was expecting a child. I saw (Manning) come up the escalator and my first reaction was he is at least 15 feet tall, if not taller,” Ryan said. He added that Manning introduced himself and played with Patterson’s young daughter for a moment or so, then thanked him for his service. The family also took pictures with Manning, and he gave Ryan a signed football.

Ryan and his wife said that Manning was personable, approachable, and most importantly, genuine. “He seemed genuinely tickled that we lived in North Pole, Alaska. He said, ‘You guys are really hard to find,’” Ryan said.

Manning shook Ryan’s hand and again thanked him for his service. In return, Ryan thanked Manning for being his quarterback. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Despite being from Charlotte, I can tell you it will be the Broncos and Peyton Manning I’ll be cheering on to win the Super Bowl. The difference between Manning and the Panther’s Cam Newton could not be more stark. I’ll take the class act over the showboating, taunting, race card playing poor sport Newton any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

But, hey, that’s next week.

Oh, something else coming up this weekend is Sharyl Attkisson’s Full Measure on Sunday morning. The lneup includes a piece on Obamacare. I am sure it will be informative and provocative as usual.

One last thing: Saturday marks the sixth anniversary of my beloved mother’s passing. It is so hard to believe that it has been six years already. Sure seems less than that. I imagine many of you know exactly what I mean. Anyway, my love of animals stems in no small part from my mom. To remember her, I want to share this new Reba McEntire piece with you. It seems appropriate, especially if you knew my mom:

 

Love and miss you, Mom…

Okay, that’s it for me. Feel free to discuss whatever, or share whatever. This is the Weekend Open Thread.

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14 Responses to ““You Have No (E)Mail,” Coming Up, And Already Here *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    No Trump, No Problem: Excellent Ratings for FNC/Google GOP Debate

    Donald Trump may have been conspicuously absent, but Thursday night’s Republican debate on Fox News Channel nevertheless scored a 8.4 rating and 12.5 million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. That’s higher than the returns for the last Republican debate, Jan. 14 on sister net Fox Business Network, and marks the No. 2 telecast in FNC history.

    Meanwhile, all the other cable news networks were covering Trump’s competing event in Iowa, during which Trump boasted he raised $5 million for veteran’s charities. Those other cable news networks, neither of which blanketed the time period with the event, averaged a respective 1.76 million viewers (CNN) and 1.02 million viewers (MSNBC) between 9 and 11 p.m. ET.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/01/29/no-trump-no-problem-excellent-ratings-for-fncgoogle-gop-debate/?singlepage=true

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Germany’s “Rapefugee” Crisis

    YouTube plea for protection from 16-year-old German girl reveals the widespread nightmare of migrant sexual violence.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261643/germanys-rapefugee-crisis-stephen-brown

    The leader of any country has the primary job of keeping that country’s citizens safe. Their “job” is not primarily to help refugees from any other country. This YouTube as well as many first hand accounts show that Merkel has failed miserably in protecting her citizens and their right to their way of life.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good lord – what in the hell are these leaders thinking subjecting their people to all of this violence? It is adding major insult to injury since the German people are PAYING for these people. WOW…

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, how that Al Gore sucked us all in. And now we know for a fact that he was wrong, wrong, wrong…

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Yuge: Trumpless Debate Earns Higher Ratings Than Last GOP Debate That Included Trump

    By Guy Benson

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/01/29/yuge-trumpless-debate-earns-higher-ratings-than-last-gop-debate-with-trump-n2112023

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good one by Benson! I like that guy…

      And facts – he should know that these kinds of facts aren’t going to matter much to some, but I appreciate him highlighting them!

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    Have a Happy and Blessed, Weekend, dear friends. ❤

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    But of course, this would be the first US Mosque Obama would choose to visit: http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/30/the-us-mosque-obama-has-chosen-for-his-first-presidential-visit-has-deep-extremist-ties/

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Another outstanding column by Thomas Sowell, and I agree wholeheartedly: http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/01/30/grow-up-n2112211/page/full

  8. Justine Says:

    Did the Pattersons meet Peyton in 2014 or 2015? (Hard to say.)

    Be happy remembering your mom, RRRA. I know exactly what you mean about missing Her: We can be thankful for the cherished time we did have with our loved ones. Family is the greatest gift!
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    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Justine – Mom was definitely someone special, not just because she was my mom. She was a gracious loving woman who never turned away a stray – human or animal! 🙂

      I believe Peyton met them in 2014, but the story is making the rounds again since Peyton will be in the Super Bowl.

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