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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    A Blessed Easter to you!!

    The Third Day …

    I have suggested in the last few days that we and Sarah have shared a "Good Friday" of sufferings together.

    First, she has endured the indignity and insult of being labeled and tarred with foul names and descriptions and epithets: "quitter"; "can’t read"; "stupid"; "isn’t Trig’s mom," and on and on and on.

    We have borne these vicious and poisoned darts along with her, because we support her and care about her very much … and because we are Free Americans who loathe injustice and smears and lies of any kind!!

    However, great and grievous as our pain has been, I think we can imagine that, strong and fearless though she is, Sarah’s pains have been much deeper and much more acute: To be accused of being the very opposite of what she is!!!!

    Second, since 5 October of last year, millions of the Governor’s followers have passed through a dark night of doubt, disbelief, frustration, shock, grief.

    However, painful as the past six months have been for us, I believe that we can have no idea and conception of the pressure, the threats, the abominable intimations of violence of some kind that have likely been hurled at Sarah and at her family, threats that would be all the more sinister and stinging, the more quiet and subdued and secret are the deadly voices and fell hisses of the savage snakes who have delivered them!

    Now, we are waiting and praying; it is a kind of "Saturday," a quiet seventh day of patience … we wait; we pray; we continue to fight in various ways …

    Meanwhile, what the Governor is planning now in the secret and hidden corners of her mind and her heart, we cannot know. Speculate we can; certain and sure knowledge is closed off completely from us.

    However, as I stated yesterday, I believe that Sarah will be our President someday; indeed, God willing, she will be elected this very year. But, even if the Divine Dispositions have not aligned the political "planets" in such a way as to permit her to assume the formal powers of the Presidency on 20 January next year, the day will come, I am certain, for the great lady who is already the de facto Leader of the Free World.

    I would like to take a few moments to imagine, to imagine what it will be like when that day of joy and of triumph finally does dawn. This Day will be all the more golden and glorious for having followed in the woeful wake of the dark and doleful Night of the usurping "presidency" of barack hussein obama (and perhaps of another establishment hack and politico).

    IMAGINE!!!

    First, it is a beautiful and gracious mid-autumn eventide; it is a Tuesday; it is a Tuesday in November; it is a First Tuesday in November…

    The voice on the television or the radio sends forth those long-awaited words over the airwaves and into our ears … but not only into our ears but into our hearts … but not only into OUR hearts–no, they flash around the world, bringing a harbinger of better days to come for all BraveHearts of all Free People everywhere!!

    "Sarah Palin of Alaska has, this day, been elected as the next President of the United States of America."

    It is a night whose fleeing and flying second hand on the clock of our temporality will slip away in a few evanescent moments and instants, but whose tolling on the clock of our hearts and our memory shall live on, shall live on, shall live on and echo always!!!

    Second, it is a marvelously cold but clear day in January, a diaphanous January High Noon …

    A lady rises … a lady strides forward … a lady takes her place before a podium crowned and adorned with the majestic and awesome Seal of the President of the United States of America …

    She places her left hand on a Bible held by the First-Dude-Elect of the United States…

    She raises her right hand …

    She pronounces in clear, limpid tones, in a voice that cuts through the ice of a Washington winter’s day, she pronounces ancient syllables and words that chime and sound not only from her lips, but from all the deep places of her great Alaskan heart:

    "I, Sarah Louise Palin, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."

    The thunder of twenty-one guns, sounding forth Liberty, Liberty for the Armed Forces of America, Liberty for all Americans ..

    Ruffles and Flourishes …

    The majestic strains and sounds of "Hail to the Chief," played for the first time to honor President Sarah Palin …

    The lady moves to the microphone, and delivers an Inaugural Address for the ages, a tocsin bell and eagle’s cry of Liberty, Liberty "at home and around the globe."

    The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream.

    I too, my friends, have a dream for America on this Blessed Easter Day in the Year of Grace 2012!!!

    God bless you all always.

    DEO VOLENTE SARAH 2012!!!

    Brianus

    • indemind

      A Blessed Easter to you Brianus my brother… And to all my fellow Barbarians Happy Easter… God Bless…. (*_*)

      SarahAmerica

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        And a Blessed Easter to you too, my Brother!!

        God bless.

        Sarah America!!

    • http://twitter.com/Ladyred133 Take America Back

       We need another Reagan..and she is our Reagan…

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, ladyred!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

        Sarah = Reagan

        Mitt$ter = Nelson Rockefeller

        We’ve seen this movie before and in the end Reagan wins!

    • friskyness

       Beautifully said and imagined…..I wish it were true and possible.  The problem is, Sarah has to run, to win!   I only wish she was………..and someday will…………………

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, friskyness!

        We shall see what the coming weeks and months bring …

        God bless!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      And thanks so much, Ian, for crowning today’s Easter Thread with that beautiful photo of Sarah from the recent "Today" show appearance!!!

    • sodakhic

      With the Morman Tabernacle choir singing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" as it goes by the reviewing stand. Sarah’s eyes light up because she knows the one who is the alpha and omega. What blessed assurance.Sarah was brought up in Alaska by her father to withstand all these fiery darts of hate ,malice, lies filth, and unjustice.Her endurance is what amazes me, but being a runner she has the attributes to fulfill the task at hand.What chaps my backside is when our own team members lay some of these stupid claims at Sarah’s feet. Makes me ill. But this is a day for triumph. Anything is possible.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, sodakhic: Anything is possible!!!

    • cudaforever

      Thank you Sir Brianus for the Wonderful Vision !! Happy Easter my friend :)

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, Billy my friend!!!

        Happy Easter to you and yours!!

    • TexS2012

      Good morning Brianus and thank you for that inspiring vision which I believe will happen. Evan though the times are filled with fear, this Easter morning gives us hope that good will triumph over the evil actually parading in front of us everyday. This day reminds us to turn our eyes to God and put our faith in Him if we would save our country.

      Palin/West 2012!!!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you so much, TexS4Pain, and Happy Easter!!

    • songofdeborah

      Good Morning and Happy Easter! As I was reading your wonderful post I could actually see myself on that Tuesaday in November jumping up and down cheering for Sarah, the Lord and all my fellow Americans. Victory will be so sweet!!!!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you and good morning, songofdeborah!!

        Yes, victory will indeed be sweet!

        Happy Easter and God bless.

      • USMAgrandma

        Yes, yes, yes!  I too can see and hear that glorious day in my mind, and with God’s help and grace it will become a real and great part of American History. 

         Blessed be the Lord on the Easter Day. May Sarah walk straight throught the door He has opened to victory!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

          You better believe there MUST be a section in the NEAR bleachers/ Capitol steps for ALL the loyal C4P’ers to stand and CHEER from on her Inauguration Day!
          PLEASE, LORD, LET IT BE SO IN 2012!
          Have MERCY on the USA—-not because we deserve it, but because You are FORGIVING!
          AMEN

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            Amen and Happy Easter, Sister!!

  • John B. Hefmier

    "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!"

    Luke 5b & 6

    Happy Easter!!!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Happy Easter, Hefmier!!

  • John B. Hefmier

    This is 8:37 long.  It is an oldie, but a goodie:

    "The Champion"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zygGyT_Uppw&feature=related

  • IsraeliCojones

    Hello, good people :)

    A happy Easter to you all :)

    And a happy Passover for  my Jewish brethren here and everywhere :)

    Prayers for Bella Santorum.

    • indemind

       I.C… Happy Passover… Chag Sameach… (*_*)

      SarahAmerica

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you so much, IC!!

      God bless you and the Holy Land!!! 

      Prayers for Bella.

  • Freempg

    Happy Easter, west coast night shift. All is quiet on the western front. The calm before the strorm?

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      The SARAH STORM .. so we hope and pray …

      Happy Easter, freempg!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Personally, I have a hunch that Sarah has been fasting for Lent with her daughter, and also training for a full marathon. After Easter she will bust out in some form or fashion.

      I know, it’s just a hunch, but it answers to her M.O. to me…

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Great thoughts, Pete!!

        Happy Easter!

      • USMAgrandma

        I agree with you Pete that Sarah has plans she will launch soon.  I want to issue a warning to all of C4P that the GOPe has started the meme that the Primaries are over and that Romeny will be the nominee. They are using the Super Delegate count to confirm the point.  This is an insidious type of brainwashing that too many are buy into.  Please counter attact at every opportunity.  Since the LSM is in their pocket many are believing it. 

        We had dinner last night with good conservative friends who have bought the lie.  They believe it will be Romney, and when I brought up Sarah’s name I was laughed at.  Their comments were she could never win or beat Obama.  I contained my anger, but I will say one thing when she gets the nomination and beats BHO I will be feasting on Prime Rib for years to come….that was their bet to me.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          I LOVE your bet, USMAgrandma!!!

          Enjoy that Prime Rib … for many long years! 

      • sno_warrior

        Isn’t ‘Lent’ a Catholic pagan tradition? And if so, I don’t believe that Govener Palin IS Catholic, so she probably wouln’t be keeping it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

          A lot of Protestants like the "prayer fasting, and alms-giving" part because Jesus talked about it. Also the 40 day’s journey in the desert part. Not all Protestants are paranoid about those traditions.

          I just remember Sarah mentioning fasting for Lent once before.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          From C4P, March, 2011

          Governor Palin on Lent:

          I do observe Lent, and my family and I have traditionally sacrificed something during these weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. When I was growing up, my Irish Catholic grandfather would remind me that sacrifices offered up during Lent are to be like tithing — if you advertise your ’sacrifice’ and tithe then you negate any spiritual gains. (Or maybe he’d say that because he didn’t want us to know what he gave up!)

          Catholic baptism and Catechism classes have stuck with me internally.

          • MarkRNY

            Hey! We got us an anti-Catholic here Sir Brianus! Well, Obama’s one too.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

              Prejudice and bias is not Christlike—-and Sarah Palin isn’t like that, either.
              Hang in there, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, etc. friends, when people are biased against you!

              • MarkRNY

                Amen Mountain.

        • MarkRNY

          Lol

  • 808forpalin

    A blessed, happy Easter to my dear C4Peeps.  I intend to be baptized at a beachside sunrise service tomorrow (Easter is still tomorrow where I am, and the water is warm).   I visited the spot at dusk today while taking the dog out for a walk and swim.  The scene struck me as how I have imagined the Sea of Galilee — when calm! — in my Bible readings.  Pray that my alarm clock does not fail me.  Much love to you all.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Happy Easter and congratulations, 808.

      God bless!!!!!

      • 808forpalin

         I’m getting ahead of myself, but thank you, Brianus!  God bless you and happy Easter! 

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          :-) !!

        • MarkRNY

          Wow! That’s terrific 808!

          Here ya go– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ej0D0NHfMI

          He’s not saying this defiantly, he’s saying it regretfully–it’s a pre-conversion song! (I always thought so anyway).

          Congrats!

          • 808forpalin

             You sweetheart son of a . . . now you got me crying.  You and Mick do that to all the girls, don’t you.  Well thank you.  The best Easter ever.

            • MarkRNY

              "You and Mick do that to all the girls, don’t you."

              Yup.

              Knew I wouldn’t have to worry about you taking that song the wrong way 808.

              Revert to Convert!–Ata girl! Might be tough at times but for once you’ll know where to turn (my experience anyway). 

              • 808forpalin

                 I appreciate that, Marcus.  It’s good to have good company. 

                I suppose I shouldn’t call this *the* best Easter ever, but you get my drift. 

    • songofdeborah

      Congratulations! I pray you recieve a double portion of His grace, humility, power and LOVE!

      • 808forpalin

        Thank you so much for your prayer, songofdeborah.  I wanted to tell folks here about it so I wouldn’t chicken out.  I’m so glad I didn’t!  The water was cold, after all, but it felt so great.  Happy Easter to you. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

          It’s wonderful that you were baptized today!  God bless and strengthen your faith all your life!

          • 808forpalin

             Thank you so much, Mountain.  God bless. 

    • Guest

      That’s Wonderful 808………Happy Easter!!!!

      • 808forpalin

         I got dunked, V!  Happy Easter to you my dear friend!  Hope you are having a good one.  It’s a beautiful day.  Big dinner happening tonight.

        • Guest

          LOL….Right On!…..I’m having a Great Easter 808, thanks!……

          It’s an Awesome day!!!!!!!!…..We’re having late dinner too, then I’ll watch
          The Ten Commandments….I’m so happy for you, love ya.

          CHEERS!!!!!!

          • 808forpalin

             Thank you, V!  I’ll be right over to celebrate with you.  Sounds like a great Easter evening.

            • Guest

              Right On 808…..I’ll make ya a Trackarita, Ha!

               Happy Easter….

              • 808forpalin

                 Lol.  Maybe I should wait at least a day for that Trackarita.  Don’t twist my arm too hard!

                Happy Easter, sister! 

  • Bill589

    "Life is stronger than death. Good is stronger than evil.
    Love is stronger than hate. Truth is stronger than lies." – Pope Benedict XVI

    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-holds-easter-candle-basilica-vigil-200034985.html
    ?
    The way I see it, our side has some big advantages there.
    SP2012

    • 808forpalin

      The war was won two-thousand years ago, but we’ve still got the battles.  He really, really does not work on our clock! 

      Happy Easter to you, Bill.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Bill!!!

      Happy Easter!

  • Jthom26837

     Happy Easter Everybody!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      You too, Jthom!!

      • Jthom26837

         Thank You Sir,

        Did you read what I wrote on yesterdays open thred on ‘The Awr On Women: President Barack Obama Vs. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin?’ I want to know what do you think about it?
        Oh! I Just realized the errors I made. Pardon me.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          I have to go out soon, Jthom, but I shall look when I get back!!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          I read your piece from yesterday, Jthom, and I enjoyed it.

          The parts about  Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (and Sharia law), and the parts about Hillary were especially relevant, IMV.

          Thanks!

          • Jthom26837

             Anytime Sir. I started typing on this site to show my support For Sarah Palin and her precious Family.

  • ZH100

    Happy Easter to all.
    —————————————————-

    Great video.

    Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (FULL MOVIE)

    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/governor-sarah-palin-the-movie/

    • 808forpalin

       Happy Easter, ZH, and thank you for your steadfastness!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen!!!!

      • ZH100

         Thank you, 808forpalin; Happy Easter!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Good morning and Happy Easter, ZH!!!!!

      • ZH100

         Happy Easter, Brianus!

    • cudaforever

      Happy Easter ZH100 :)

      • ZH100

         Happy Easter, cudaforever!

  • cudaforever

    HAPPY EASTER C4P Nation !!  :)

  • exodus2011

    Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus my Lord!
    ————————————————————–
    Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
    And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose!
    Hallelujah! Christ arose!
    _____________________________________________

    Vainly they watch His bed,
    Jesus my Savior;
    Vainly they seal the dead,
    Jesus my Lord!
    ___________________________________________

    Death cannot keep its Prey,
    Jesus my Savior;
    He tore the bars away,
    Jesus my Lord!
    ____________________________________________

    HE

    IS

    RISEN!

    and also ….

    MARANA THA!

    *__*

    • cudaforever

      Happy Easter Ex !! 

      • exodus2011

        and back to you cuda!

        *__*

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks and Happy Easter, ex!!!

      • exodus2011

        and to you Brianus!

        *__*

    • CTmom2

      This is a favorite East hymn of mine.  Today Christians all over the world celebrate our risen Lord.  His crucifixion paid the penalty for our sins and made us joint heirs with Christ. 

      May God have mercy on the USA.  May He hear the cries of those who love Him and desire for our country to be restored.  May, God willing, grant us Sarah Palin as our president in 2012.  May peace reign in our land.  May the people of America undersand that our rights come from God and that blessed is that land whose God is the Lord.

      May God bless all you wonderful and faithful bloggers who offer hope when things seem dark.  Thank you for inspiring us. 

      Praise be to the Lord!

      • exodus2011

        Amen!

        High Five!

        *__*

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks and Happy Easter, CTmom!!

    • helensimon

       Love this hymn…the kids at Church used to JUMP when Up from the Grave was sang, as a visual aid…at a Presbyterian Church that’s considered expressive.=)

      Happiest Easter, Darlings! Next Easter will be much happier even, Lord willing.

      • exodus2011

        FIAT FIAT FIAT!

        High Five!

        *__*

    • AmazedOne1

      He is risen, indeed!

    • golfmom3

      I have been humming that hymn all morning! Blessed Savior!

      • exodus2011

        High Five!

        *__*

  • technopeasant

    Happy Easter everyone!

    So what have we learned in the first three days of the Masters.

    The status quo is the status quo for a reason. The exception is the exception for a reason: It rarely happens.

    For example this again will remain the status quo:

    a) An Australian has NOT won the Masters. Again this will be the case.

    b) An Englishman has NOT won the Masters since 1996 (Nick Faldo). Lee Westwood will yet again be denied his a major. How can anyone after IK Kim miss a one foot putt?

    c) Tiger Woods will again will be denied his 5th Masters titie

    d) Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia should NEVER again play together. Both of the them blew up unexplicably.

    e) Phil Mickelson wins the Masters in even years, the same as Arnold Palmer did. Despite what happens later today, he is a phenomenal talent. 

    f) A Swede has NEVER won a man’s major. I honestly don’t expect Peter Hanson to close the deal going up against Mickelson and Oosthuizen.

    g) Yet again since 1976 since Ray Floyd no one has gone wire to wire (leading alone after every round). By far this is the longest such streak in any major.

    In 2008 Trevor Immelman led after every round but he was tied for the lead after the first round. 

    h) The difficulty of the golf course cannot be overstated. 

    i) What does it say about the state-of-the-art golfing equipment when a 52 year old man can lead the Masters at any time?

    i) Whoever wins today will have to score well on the par 5′s and avoid the big numbers,

    j) Will Tiger Woods rally and break par and finish in the top 25?  

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Happy Easter, techno!!

    • TexS2012

      Great run down Techo, could we say it’s a "crap shoot?!"  :)
      Can’t get Sarah’s words of raising teenage girls out of my mind!!  :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      It’s astonishing to me how dependent Tiger Woods was on his caddy. Is that the whole story of his slide into middle age?

    • susiepuma

      Great comment techno – but I really, really, really don’t care who wins or loses  "the masters’ – it’s just the like the oscars & the rest of the award shows – they feed each other’s ego playing games……………………..

      • jerseymark

        Happy Easter all.  But come on Susie – there is a world of difference between winning an athletic contest requiring focus, analysis, muscle control and self-discilpline and being voted Best Actor and all with all of its political overtones. I appreciate the fact that you don’t care who wins the Masters as you surely are not at all interested in golf and cannot appreciate what is involved, but you must be more discerning with your comparisons to Hollywood’s self-congratulations.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6URBNMP7T2YQ2N3KQ37VN4M7GI Cathy

           now that’s funny!

  • TEXs

     Happy Easter to all Palinistas on all continents.

    PS.Yes,Palin supporters are on all continents.
    Stil searching and scanning Arctica and Antarctica……..LOL………………..

    • senator20526

      Poster Defend, who was with us in Phoenix, lives as close to the Artic circle as anyone else.

  • TEXs

     
    Happy Passover to all our Jewish friends in Israel and all continents.

  • exodus2011

    I’ve just caught up with the news Chris Christie has completed a trip to Israel, and Mitch Daniels is going next ….

    is this purely for VP prep or are they being considered for GOPe substitutes if The Myth continues to weaken ?

    I wonder if either of them will be invited to a private dinner with Bibi and his wife?

    *__*

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Any American politician (except Ru Paul) can get such a trip and tour, but nobody brings back such excellent photos as Sarah!

    • LuvGuvSP

      "Palinistas: Wanna bet his next trip will b to India? "NJ Gov Christie visits Israel, Wailing Wall"-NYPOST.com http://nyp.st/HccMkA #Palin"
      **************************************
      This is the tweet I sent out when I read Christie was in Israel.  First thing I thought of was the Guv & how all of these boys are such followers and sooo behind the times!

    • TENCOLE

      Bibi is a very intelligent man, he knows when he’s being pandered to…..he’s probably snickering at all this new found love coming his way from those American politicians.   

      • USMAgrandma

        Bibi knows of Sarah’s genuine love for Israel which is not based on Politics, but on her faith!

      • AmazedOne1

        Surprisingly, for a few years Israel has been a popular place for possible Republican presidential candidates to visit. Guess they feel like it gives them "foreign policy" credit and endears them to American Jewish voters.

  • freeperjim

    "The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general," the pope said. "If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other ‘lights,’ that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk," Pope Benedict added.

  • section9

    Happy Easter to One and All!

    And a Happy Passover holiday to all our Jewish comrades worldwide.

  • TexS2012
  • TexS2012

    Mike Huckabee takes on Rush!
    Sounds like a political move to support Romney!

    http://www.lucianne.com/PostReply/

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3OTCM26MYZ46FAE7UI2YLVDS5E jb

      Many have tried and all have failed…

      • TexS2012

        Rush will be amused!  lol !!!

    • generictrainee

      Huck is a backstabber.

      • TexS2012

        Make that a phony and backstabber.
        All of these rinos are outing themselves.

    • USMAgrandma

      He will fail in a big way.  Huck ain’t no Rush!!!

  • Jean_A

    Happy Easter, C4P!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Happy Easter, Jean!!

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