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The Governor will apparently be on Sean Hannity’s pre-election show tonight.

"Hanks has been ordered to pay Palin’s attorney’s fees."


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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    A Happy and Blessed Sunday to you all!!

    Four years ago today, 4 November, 2008, there dawned that dark day, one of the bleakest and most dismal in our history, when barack hussein obama, a Chicago "community organizer," a person with no experience in the real world, a disciple of bill ayers, saul alinsky, and valerie jarrett, a person bent on the "fundamental transformation" of the United States of America, an enemy of America and of Americans, was somehow, the Lord knows how and why, "elected" as "president" of the United States of America.

    Four long and laborious years later, America is on the cusp and edge and verge of ousting this usurper and domestic enemy from our White House.

    In this spirit, I present the following post from five days ago. It was posted during the day on 30 October.

    Let us never forget, in the hoped-for euphoria of victory over the commie thug on Tuesday, let us never forget the special and wonderful lady to whom, above all others, IMV, we will owe this signal and salutary victory.

    God bless you all always!!

    Our Sarah Always!!



    Good Morning/Afternoon, Everyone!!

    I am becoming more and more confident that barack obama will be defeated, perhaps even comfortably defeated, one week from today.

    This is a good thing. We have known that he had to go since the moment he was inaugurated. Indeed, the Governor prophetically denounced him in her 2008 RNC oration even BEFORE he seized and usurped the Presidency. For those who have somehow been blinded heretofore to the vicious and duplicitous nature of this fraud-in-chief, the events of Benghazi have helped to expose the real "character" of this person. This is all very, very good.

    However, I feel a certain wistful sadness today too.

    If Romney wins, Paul Ryan will be inaugurated as Vice President of the United States on 20 January, 2013. It could have been Sarah’s VP inauguration four years ago. This is nothing against Paul Ryan, but, to my mind, he is not even remotely at the Governor’s level in political, intellectual, or personal terms. He seems like a decent and talented man; Sarah is so much more … And yet Ryan will be on a winning ticket. He will reap the rewards and fruits of labor that he did not perform; sufferings that he did not undergo; circumstances that he did not create.

    Further, if she had chosen to run, it would have been Sarah poised to win the White House next Tuesday. And while I am beginning to sense that Mitt may win by a comfortable margin, with not only Ohio, but some States like Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Michigan perhaps going his way, I think that our Governor might have won in a landslide victory of Reaganesque proportions.

    I give Romney credit, especially for that excellent first debate … but he is still no Sarah Palin.

    SARAH was the one who prophetically denounced the "messiah" in ’08, as she saw right through his fraudulent façade from the beginning;

    SARAH was the one who spearheaded the 2010 TEA Party triumph that, to some extent at least, cut obama’s term in half;

    SARAH was the one who kept the hearts, the spirits, the ideals of Americans afloat through all the swirling floodtide and foul miasma of obama policy initiatives, obama "legislation," obama propaganda, obama lies;

    SARAH, I am convinced, was the one who made a selfless and self-sacrificing decision for her country when she decided last October not to run–and maybe we will know the full story someday.

    SARAH IS the one who, in spite of the terrible attacks of Romney’s surrogates on her since 2008, has given him her generous support.


    They are both golden and timeless exemplars of the spirit of LOVE OF NEIGHBOR, LOVE OF FLAG, LOVE OF COUNTRY, LOVE OF THE LORD that are the marks and the majesty of the American Spirit.

    Bristol Palin, in the CPAC episode of her show "Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp," reports what her mom said about the CROWDS that flock to her wherever she goes: Book tours, campaign appearances, speeches.

    "I’D GIVE MY LIFE FOR THEM," The Governor said!!!

    And she meant it and means it.

    Romney and Ryan will be inaugurated next January, and the foul stench of obama and his commie thugs, valerie jarrett, eric holder, and the whole filthy crowd of them, will be purged from Washington. THANKS BE TO GOD.

    And yet, and yet we SHALL NEVER FORGET what Sarah Palin of Alaska, more than any other individual of our time, IMV, has done to save our country … and …

    I am certain that Sarah will be our President, and a President for the ages, when the LORD decrees that the time is ripe and right for her!!

    God bless you all!!

    Prayers continue for the hurricane victims!


    • indemind

      Good morning Brianus…Thank you for another Grrreat Post. … how are you doooing this morning…fine I hope……God Bless…………………….*_*

      Sarah- "There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we don’t care who gets the credit."

      Bestbud…"Happy Trails and Sarah Palin Smiles"

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Good morning, Brother Inde!!

        I am doooing GRRRRRREAT!!!!  I hope that you and yours too are well.

        You are welcome re the post!!

        Sarah is the SELFLESS CAPTAIN AND LEADER who has saved America, IMV.

        Yes, yes, in honor of Bestbud:

        Happy Trails and Sarah Palin Smiiles.

        He will not get to witness her inauguration with earthly eyes, but …

        … along with the Angels, he will behold it from on High!!

        God bless.

        • indemind

           BB…" along with the Angels, he will behold it from on High"


    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      "Four years ago today, 4 November, 2008, there dawned that dark day, one of the bleakest and most dismal in our history, when barack hussein obama, a Chicago "community organizer," a person with no experience in the real world, a disciple of bill ayers, saul alinsky, and valerie jarrett, a person bent on the "fundamental transformation" of the United States of America, an enemy of America and of Americans, was somehow, the Lord knows how and why, "elected" as "president" of the United States of America."

      You can add "acolyte of communist Franklin Marshall Davis, crony to convicted felon Tony Rezko, campaign manager to convicted felon Blago, supporter of Islamic radical Rashid Khalidi, friend of terrorist murderer Bernadine Dohrn, follower of spiritual mentor the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright." And I am probably forgetting several others. It is incredible that a man with the ideological credentials defined by that list is not only president of the USA, but is also celebrated by the "mainstream" media.

      He is a clear and present danger to the integrity of the rule of law as embodied in our Constitution, and openly vowed to fundamentally change America, and is trying to do just that.

      It is inconceivable that an informed public would re-elect such a man to a 2nd term, but the media insists on deceiving the public as to who and what Obama is, and what he represents.

      Just 2 more days until the people finally get their chance to take out the garbage. All of it, not just Obama, but also the whole Euro-socialist, crony corporatist cabal that surrounds and enables him. Good riddance.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Laddie, for adding to the list!!!

        God bless.

        A’s-Nats World Series 2013!!

    • Anno76

      Good morning my dear friend Brianus – be blessed in all you do today everyday and that goes for everyone here at c4p – love and adore you all – disagreements and all:)

      We are so fortunate to have had TWO great influential people that has affected the American people in as such a positive, G-d fearing – G-d loving, giving hope and encouragment to this great country. Long live Ronald Reagan and his words and long live and protect our "G-d loving, "selfless" American president (to be)!!!

      I was thinking this earlier (that’s a very scary thing :) – that we also had TWO great presidential FAILERS in  our life time. Carter – who embraced  the terrorist Yasser Arafat and Obama who embraces the terrorist organizations of the muslim brotherhood. As I typing this, I noticed one other thing – Carter and Obama both received the Nobel Peace Prize – neither are nobel,  peaceful or a "prize." So, to  me this has always been a worthless award.

      We are in one of the most spiritual battles of our lives and G-d has once again giving us the "North Star" as a beacon of His faith and love to his children but he also gave us the "North Star" – our Joan of Arc – a warrior to encourage and help the troops ).

      Whatever the outcome is Tuesday, we MUST not be discouraged or in despair. WE must stand together, pray together and love each other because all through the Bible – old and new testaments – GOOD always prevails evil.

      Wojed – keep posting your "words" of love, encouragement and joy of our "Lord".

      Believe it or  not I only came here this morning to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed day – my fingers got carried away (sometimes my mind does that which is not too good because I’m either falling off a step, walking  into a wall, burning myself on something hot) – you’ve guessed it – I’m one of the world’s biggest klutzes

      SARAH PALIN – OUR NORTH STAR, OUR WARRIOR – OUR FAMILY – "Unconventional and Undfeated"

      • Sharon May

        Anno76 my heart still hurts when I think It could be Sarah running, but I will hold my nose and vote abba.  I still don’t trust him because of his past flip flops but if Sarah Pack donated 5000.00 to him I can vote for him.  but one false move he makes he will be out in 2016.  God bless everyone on this site.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you so much for this post, Ann!!

        "SARAH PALIN – OUR NORTH STAR, OUR WARRIOR – OUR FAMILY – ‘Unconventional and Undfeated’ "–I love it!!

        God bless.

  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Long before "public spending" became a topic of national debate Gov. Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska.

    Gov.Palin has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.
    Alaska had its bond rating raised to AAA for the first time in the state’s history, largely due to fiscal improvements brought about by Sarah Palin while she was governor.

    Some links with information about Gov.Palin’s (impressive) fiscal record.

    ‘Palin’s Jobs Record Beats All Others in the GOP Field’

    From the article:

    "In terms of bringing down state unemployment rates versus the national average, Palin leads all other governors and former governors in the GOP field"

    ‘Governor Palin–Leading the Fight on Debt and Liabilities ; comparing and contrasting the records of Governors Palin, Perry, Pawlenty, Romney, and Huntsman in dealing with state debt and liabilities’

    Sarah Palin: A Record of Fiscal Conservatism (Part 1)

    From the article:

    "Sarah Palin served as Mayor/City Manager of Wasilla, Alaska from October 14, 1996 to October 14, 2002. As such, Palin was responsible for preparing, submitting, and executing the City’s annual budget for fiscal years 1997 through 2003. During this seven-year period, the City’s General Fund averaged an annual surplus of roughly $2.5 million, as illustrated in the chart below. Palin inherited a surplus of just $350,000 from her predecessor John Stein (fiscal year 1996). By 2003 she had grown the surplus to almost $3 million, with a 22.4% increase in revenue and a 15.6% reduction in spending."

    Sarah Palin: A Record of Fiscal Conservatism (Part 2)

    From the article:

    "Sarah Palin served as Governor of the State of Alaska from December 4, 2006 to July 26, 2009. As such, Palin exercised authority over the State’s annual budget for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010. At the end of fiscal year 2007, Gov. Frank Murkowski, Palin’s immediate predecessor (whom she defeated in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary), left the State’s General Fund with a balance of roughly $7.6 billion. During the three fiscal years for which Gov. Palin oversaw the budget, the General Fund averaged an annual surplus of more than $2.6 billion, resulting in a total increase of $7.9 billion ? more than 100% ? over the fiscal year 2007 balance."

    Sarah Palin: A Record of Fiscal Conservatism (Part 3)

    From the article:

    "Requests for federal earmarks declined dramatically in each of the fiscal years for which Sarah Palin exercised budgetary authority for the State of Alaska. In FY2007, Gov. Frank Murkowski requested $350 million in federal appropriations, which Gov. Palin reduced to $256 million in FY2008, $198 million in FY2009, and $69 million in FY2010. Overall, Palin cut earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure as Governor."

    ‘Governor Palin on the Issues: Monetary Policy’

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin stands firmly against the actions of the federal government in policies which simultaneously devalue our dollar, drive up our debt and leave us dependent on foreign sources of energy. She also stands against the actions of the Fed which inflate prices at a time when Americans are already on tight budgets and do nothing to aid employment."

    Another credit rating agency, Standard and Poor’s upgraded Alaska’s credit rating to its highest possible rating of AAA. The agency gives several reasons why it felt confident enough in Alaska’s fiscal climate to make such an upgrade. A few of these reasons are due directly to the policies implemented by Governor Palin.

    Paul Gigot: Governor Palin “Leading the Pack” on Monetary Policy  (November ,2010)

    From the article:

    "In a Wall Street Journal editorial  the editors noted the degree of sophistication Governor Palin is bringing to the table as she attempts to focus the nation’s attention on the disastrous repercussions which must result from a further inflating of the currency.

    Specifically, she referred to QE2, the Fed’s plan to pump another $600 billion to as much as $1 trillion into the economy via the purchase of U.S. government securities. Paul Gigot, editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, discusses the editorial and Governor Palin in the video."

    Palin v. Bernanke.
    Her Warning To the Fed Chairman Puts Her Out in Front on the Debate on the Dollar

    From the article:

    "One of the questions in respect of 2012 is how it has happened that the only major Republican figure, aside from Congressman Ron Paul, to stand up and be counted on the dollar is Sarah Palin."

    • ZH100

      As Governor Palin has said many times, she advocates for an “all of the above”approach to energy independence which includes solar, wind, nuclear, and clean coal in addition to the more traditional oil, gas, and coal.

      She supported development of renewable energy sources, developing a plan to have 50% of Alaska’s energy to be produced from renewable sources by the year 2025.

      ‘Palin unveils state energy goals; 2025 GOAL: At least 50 percent of state’s power to be from alternative sources.’    (January , 2009)

      "Gov. Sarah Palin has crossed swords with conservation groups over petroleum drilling, but she earned nothing but praise Friday after announcing the most ambitious renewable energy goals in the nation. At a news conference announcing her statewide energy plan, Palin called for 50 percent of Alaska’s power to be generated by renewable resources by 2025."

      ‘Sarah Palin’s Goal Of 50% Renewable Energy Use In Alaska Signed Into Law’ (June , 2010)

      From the article:

      "One of the first things Barack Obama did, once he took office, was to announce a pretty ambitious goal of having the United States get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, little if anything, has been done by the Obama regime to reach this goal.

      On January 21, 2009 (Obama’s first full day at work) Sarah Palin, writing in the Wall Street Journal, praised this initiative strongly, while reminding Obama that conventional sources of energy will always be needed. She also announced that she was working on the goal of having Alaska get a full 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables in that same 2025 time frame."

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, ZH, good morning, and a blessed Sunday to you!!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome Brianus and a blessed Sunday to you too!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          :-) !!

  • ZH100

    ‘Poll: Americans Reject Crony Capitalism, 3-1′

    From the article:

    "In a recent Boston Herald column, pollster Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports cited poll findings that show strong bipartisan opposition to cronyism and its effects on free markets."


    Long before "crony capitalism" became a topic of national debate Gov. Palin has fought against corruption and crony capitalism.

    Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Gov. Palin’s agenda.

    Here are some links with information about Gov.Palin’s consistent fight against corruption and crony capitalism.

    ‘Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism’   (by Governor Palin)  

    From the article:
    "We need to be on our guard against such crony capitalism. We fought against distortion of the market in Alaska when we confronted “Big Oil,” or more specifically some of the players in the industry and in political office, who were taking the 49th state for a ride.
    My administration challenged lax rules that seemed to allow corruption, and we even challenged the largest corporation in the world at the time for not abiding by provisions in contracts it held with the state. When it came time to craft a plan for a natural gas pipeline, we insisted on transparency and a level playing field to ensure fair competition.

    Our reforms helped reduce politicians’ ability to play favorites and helped clean up corruption. We set up stricter oversight offices and ushered through a bi-partisan ethics reform bill. Far from being against necessary reform, I embrace it. "

    ‘Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra’  (by Governor Palin)

    From the article:

    "This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class."

    ‘American Crony Capitalism Brings Jobs to Finland’  (by Governor Palin)

    ‘How Congress Occupied Wall Street’   (by Governor Palin)

    ‘Palin: Congress, it’s time to stop lining your pockets’  (by Governor Palin)

    ‘Governor Palin’s Consistent Fight against Corruption and Crony Capitalism’   (by Whitney Pitcher)

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin’s strong stance against crony capitalism, bureaucrats picking winners and losers, and a lack of transparency is not just words; it’s action.

    Citizen candidates do indeed bring a fresh perspective to a campaign and even to public office. However, there is something to be said for someone who took on corruption while in elected office. Such an individual has governed or legislated in an atmosphere of corruption, back room deals, and cronyism and has not only weathered such an atmosphere, but has effected change for the better. It is one thing to act as a citizen watchdog; it is another to make sure that legislation and projects are transparent and are void of back room deals and crony capitalism. Governor Palin is such a person."

    ‘Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide’  (by Anand Giridharadas)

    From the article:

    "But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide. "

    ‘How Governor Palin Reformed Alaska’s Ethics Laws and Made Crony Capitalism a Crime’ (by Gary P)

    From the article:

    "With all of the talk of corruption and crony capitalism these days, this is a great time to talk about some of the things Sarah Palin did to reform Alaska politics. She worked with the Alaska Legislature to pass tough, sweeping ethics reform "

    ‘Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute praises Sarah Palin for highlighting Washington’s rampant crony capitalism ‘

    ‘How Palin Beat Alaska’s Establishment’ (WSJ)

    From the article:

    "If you’ve read the press coverage of Sarah Palin, chances are you’ve heard plenty about her religious views and private family matters. If you want to know what drives Gov. Palin’s politics, and has intrigued America, read this."

    ‘Sarah takes on Big Oil: The compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin’s battle with Alaska’s
    ‘Big 3′ oil companies’ (by Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson)

    Gov. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” .

    This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.

  • gilamonster8

    "In 2007, Obama was asked in a Democratic primary debate what he would do if terrorists launched an attack on US soil, and we knew it was the work of al Qaeda. Although Libya is half a world away, given that the consulate is sovereign US territory, it isn’t completely incomparable.
    Obama responded thusly:
    ‘Well, the first thing we’d have to do is make sure that we’ve got an effective emergency response, something that this administration failed to do when we had a hurricane in New Orleans. And I think that we have to review how we operate in the event of not only a natural disaster, but also a terrorist attack.
    The second thing is to make sure that we’ve got good intelligence, A, to find out that we don’t have other threats and attacks potentially out there; and B, to find out do we have any intelligence on who might have carried it out so that we can take potentially some action to dismantle that network.
    But what we can’t do is then alienate the world community based on faulty intelligence, based on bluster and bombast. Instead, the next thing we would have to do, in addition to talking to the American people, is making sure that we are talking to the international community.
    Because as has already been stated, we’re not going to defeat terrorists on our own. We’ve got to strengthen our intelligence relationships with them, and they’ve got to feel a stake in our security by recognizing that we have mutual security interests at stake.'"

    Read more:

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Gila!!

      This fraud, this clear-and-present danger to America, has got to go!!

    • Guest

      Thanks D.

      O M G.

  • ZH100

    How the Palin emails backfired on the media.

    ‘Sarah Palin email witch hunt backfires – squeaky clean good governor!’

    From the article:

    "The release of Sarah Palin’s emails backfires, as not only does she come off as squeaky clean, she looks like a very hard working governor by the looks of these communications. According to NPR, nothing of any concern was found among the thousands of Palin emails released."

    ‘American Way: Sarah Palin email frenzy backfires on her media antagonists’

    Form the article:

    "The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.

    One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.

    If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.

    ‘Operation Backfire: E-Mails Prove Sarah Palin Was A Great Governor’

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin conducted the business of her state in a transparent, bi-partisan, and responsible manner. She worked long, hard hours and treated everyone with respect. America is finding out that Palin is a smart, effective, fiscally responsible leader whose goal has always been to serve the people she represents.

    She knows how to prioritize, delegate, and choose the most qualified and competent people to serve with her. America is learning that even in the face of death threats from crazed liberals, Gov. Palin just kept working and putting Alaska and Alaskans first."

    ‘The Sarah Palin email mania backfires on the media’

    From the article:

    "As 13,000 emails of the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, were released on Friday, the Liberal main-stream media scurried down to Juneau, Alaska to collect 24,000 pages of what they thought could be a damning story.

    Dozens of major news publications released the 24,000 pages online to find something to smear the possible 2012 Republican contender, but their search came out dry.

    Instead, what they found was a hard-at-work governor leading the great state of Alaska.

    In detail, the emails display her down-to-earth tenure as governor and the policies she put in place while serving the 49th state."

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor


    Palin: the emails, the Paul Revere flap, and the foolish media

    From the article:

    "Similarly, the mainstream media stands with egg dripping all over its face, yet again. Nothing in the emails contains the slightest hint that Palin was anything other than a hard-working Governor, a caring mother and wife, and an all-around good-natured human being…not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

    This shockingly laughable scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08. Where were all of the reporters who should have been camped outside the door of domestic terrorist William Ayers, who launched Obama’s political career from his living room?"

    Rush on Palin’s emails: What a spectacular backfire!

    From the article:

    "Rush started his show today noting what a spectacular backfire on the media it was that Sarah Palin withstood the media looking for dirt in every syllable of her 24,000 emails. He wonders who else could have withstood such an analysis.

    Gov. Palin has been microscopically analyzed on an unprecedented level and she still comes up clean.

    I doubt anyone else could have withstood the intense scrutiny that she has undergone.

    • ZH100

      Politico: Emails Bolster the Message in ‘The Undefeated’  (June 11 2011)

      Form the article:

      "It says something when even the Politico, not exactly known for their unbiased Palin coverage, is conceding that this surreal “colonoscopy” by the cartoonish mainstream media is backfiring.  And that’s exactly what it’s doing.  Much to the media’s chagrin, the emails show a serious and highly effective executive who was in full control of her administration. As Tim Crawford indicated yesterday, everyone should read the emails."

      • ZH100

        The Washington Post: Palin a “Definite Renegade” on Big Oil;Updated  ( June 12 2011)

        From the article:

        "As the MSM and their readers continue to search through Governor Palin’s emails searching for non-existent bombshells, let me be one of the first to welcome the Washington Post to 2008.

        As Ian mentioned earlier, the Washington Post recognized that Governor Palin’s emails showed that she budgeted frugally and was opposed to pork barrel spending. Now, the Washington Post recognizes that Governor Palin did not have a buddy-buddy relationship with Big Oil. Both of these supposedly new revelations are not new at all to Palin supporters who have followed her political rise after Senator McCain chose her as his VP nominee or even prior to that."

        • ZH100

          #Palinemails Show that the Center-Left Superintendent of the Anchorage School District Praised Palin for “Her Vision [and] Leadership”  (June 17 2011)

          From the article:

          "If you don’t believe what we say about Governor Palin’s leadership, here’s what the center-left superintendent of the Anchorage School District said about Palin:

              "Thank you so much for your vision, leadership, and support for our public schools this week. I cannot tell you how much all of us want to celebrate with you. The idea that we could actually plan ahead, really focus on student achievement,connecting with parents and families, and really digging into the serious issues of low graduation rates and high drop out rates excites me very much. We spend too much time trying to justify our collective needs, when we should be focused on teaching and learning.

              You and your staff are to be commended for honoring the work of the Joint Funding Task Force and for honoring your commitments made during the election for early and forward funding."

          • ZH100

            So much for the ‘shoots wolves from helicopters’ myth (June 11, 2011)

            From the article:

            "Some left wing bloggers may be starting to realize that the Palin emails they fought relentlessly to have released are not the silver bullets they had hoped for to use to destroy the object of their hatred. Information contained in the documents, in fact, provides contradictory evidence to one of the many myths they have perpetuated about Sarah Palin.

            The emails shatter the mythological image of a bloodthirsty Sarah Palin, assault rifle in hand, maniacally pursing Alaskan wolves from the skid of a black helicopter, fiendishly laughing as she slaughters the poor creatures. Lefty bloggers have been pushing that one for years. But, according to the liberal Washington Post, the emails prove otherwise.

            Another email demonstrates Gov. Palin’s opposition to hunting bears in the McNeil River Bear Sanctuary.

            Governor Palin did indeed strongly support predator control, and she clearly favored paying hunters a bounty to keep the wolf population in check, but the image of her personally shooting the predators from aircraft has finally been shot down. The emails also show that her motivation for keeping the wolf population at manageable levels was her concern for the welfare of Alaska’s rural families who depend so heavily on caribou and moose, the wolves’ prey, for food and warm clothing."


            By the way, predator control programs are established conservation programs which are also practiced in a number of states.

  • ZH100

    About the  frivolous anti-Palin ethics complaints
    There were many "ethics" complaints filed against Gov Palin. All complaints ,but two ,dismissed as lacking any merit. The other two were settlements where Governor Palin was cleared of any wrongdoing.  

    Under Alaskan law these are dealt with by the Alaskan Personnel Board, which body gives a final determination.  

    The members of the Personnel Board were appointed by Palin’s predecessor, Frank Murkowski–no friend of Palin.  

    To cut a long story short Gov.Palin was exonerated from blame in all cases without exception.

    The two settlements where Gov.Palin was also cleared of any wrongdoing:

    1)  Governor Palin Reimburses the State for Kids’ Travel

    There was no state law against the governor’s family traveling with her, and the personnel board found no wrongdoing on the part of the Sarah Palin
    Because no guidance was provided in the law, the Palin administration followed historical precedent in travel decisions for the first family.
    All of her travel expenses were originally approved by the Department of Administration!

    The administration had decided to have the Attorney General establish a clearer set of guidelines that established a new “state interest” test for protocol travel and based on this set of new (!) guidelines Sarah Palin agreed to reimburse the state.
    Sarah Palin has been exonerated of all wrongdoing (also) in this ethics act complaint. There was no finding of wrongdoing and there was no ethics violation.
    The Alaska Personnel Board found no wrongdoing, but Sarah Palin agreed to reimburse the state.

    2)  The Legal Defense Fund Case.

    Associated Press: "No Wrongdoing on Palin’s Part was Found" in Legal Defense Fund Case

    No wrongdoing on Palin’s part was found. Investigator Timothy Petumenos said Palin acted in good faith and relied on a team of attorneys.

    The only thing the team of attorneys did wrong was use the word “official” while trying to help pay for all the legal costs involved with a merciless, politically motivated, litigious campaign from Democrat operatives against Sarah Palin.

    In essence, the investigator found that because of things such as the use of the word "Official" on the fund’s website, there is probable cause to believe that the fund itself could be in violation of Alaska ethics laws. However,  Sarah palin  did not do anything wrong since she acted on good faith on the advice of a team of lawyers who told her the fund was "unassailable" and in compliance with the law when it was formed.!

    Under Alaskan law Gov.Palin had to cover her own legal fees.

    Answering those lawsuits took up almost 100% of her time and the time of her staff, meaning she couldn’t govern. Those lawsuits were filed  to make it impossible for her to govern and to bankrupt her .

    Since then (2010) Alaskan law has been changed which now covers the governor’s legal fees for such legal proceedings. That didn’t help Gov. Palin as she still had to pay the fees she accrued during that time.
    About troopergate.

    The  the Bi-partisan Alaska Personnel Board , which is the final authority(!), ruled that Gov.Palin did not commit any ethics violation

  • ZH100

    Obamacare Insurance Exchanges Are Corporatism Disguised as “Competition”

  • ZH100

    Joel Pollak: Sarah Palin, Leader of the Opposition (May 27 2011) :

    From the article:

    "It’s also important to acknowledge the role Palin has played over the past two years. She rallied the opposition to President Barack Obama during a time when opposition seemed impossible, when even conservatives wondered if Obama’s election marked “the end of a conservative era” and the beginning of a “revived liberalism.”

    She did more than support candidates, provide new ideas, and comment on TV. She led a revival."

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      YES, YES, ZH!!!!!

      God bless Joel Pollak.

      Now that obama is on the very verge of being defeated, we must NEVER forget the Lady Warrior who took him on when he seemed invincible!!

      If America destroys this scourge on Tuesday, Romney will get the Presidency (for the moment), but SARAH will be the heroine, the Esther, the St. Jeanne d’Arc who met him, sword-to-sword, for the last four years, AND TOOK HIM OUT!!

    • GrmaTX

      One might call it a "movement" Palin has led…one that Romney seems to think is his. I think he is just the beneficiary of a movement he had very little to do with leading.

  • gilamonster8

    LMAO watch the video Elizabeth Warren Holds a Rally – Nobody Shows Up (Video)

    • $26225604

      title is misleading. warren wasnt there. just a bunch of people noone knows talking about her. to be fair

    • $26225604

       This is the same headline crap they would pull on Sarah. Throw a rally FOR her not WITH her there and then claim no one showed up to see Sarah (who was never supposed to be there.) Lets not play these LSM games.

    • $26225604

       Come on guys, dont "like" this crap. The headline is totally false. If you are going to like it then click on the link and actually read it. Elizabeth Warren did not hold a rally.

      "Massachusetts Democrats held an endorsement rally today for Elizabeth Warren."
      I know she is a creep, but this is not legitimate journalism. Sarah’s  passion now is holding the media accountable. Even when it works against what we want to believe. 

  • wodiej

    “Where there is no guidance the
    people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory."  Proverbs 11:14


    Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for your guidance and protection in restoration of our country on November 6th.  Amen.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, wodiej, and Happy Sunday!

      • wodiej

        yw Brian.  GM

  • cudaforever

    So I’m driving around Manassas, VA yesterday (about 25 miles SouthWest of D.C.) and listening to the radio and it is literally inundated with political Ads. I mean it is crazy. I flip to the D.C. Classic Rock station (DC101) and guess what Obama’s closing argument  is?  The Economy? National Security? NOPE, his closing argument is that he is the Pro-Abortion President. That’s right, Romney is a RADICAL for supporting people like Mourdock in Indiana and wanting to get rid of Roe V. Wade but Obama will make sure abortions are frequent and unfettered. Whatever happened to the DEM argument of making abortions rare?

    It is not radical to support and protect innocent life it is radical to support partial-birth abortion, federally-funded abortion and to be against legislation like the Born-Alive Act. OBAMA is a radical. I’m voting for Romney on Tuesday.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Yes, Billy!!!

      obama is a far-Left radical, who has the BLOOD of unborn innocents and the BLOOD of Benghazi on his soul.

      God bless you, my friend!!

      • cudaforever

        Good morning Brian !! If I didn’t live in VA and lived in a state like yours I would be choosing the Brianus option and writing in Sarah Heath Palin, who showed us all that "every life is precious and worthy of protection." !! .

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, Billy, God bless, and AMEN!!

          Edit–I think California would go for obama even if he declared LENIN to be THE MAN of the Twentieth Century–it would probably HELP him here, in fact!!

          Second Edit–While there are some sound conservatives still here, the State as a whole has become Krazy Kalifornia!!!

          Final Edit–In fact, I do not think there is ANYTHING obama could do or say that would cause him to lose California, except …


          .. and we know that they will play ice hockey in Hell before that happens!!

          • cudaforever

            Wow, it’s amazing and so unfortunate because right off the bat the Republicans are at a disadvantage of 55 electoral votes. God Bless the Patriotic remnant, like yourself Brian, that remain in the Lion’s Den !! 

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              :-) !!

              • Guest

                Good morning BB………

                Good luck to your Raiders today!!

                • racefan3

                  LOL…may the best team win….go Bucs!! 

                  • Guest

                    LOL…….you need to

                    Go Raiders!

                • BrianusBerkleianus

                  Thanks, vikings!!!

          • Audrey_I

            The fact that Californians would elect a Lenin or a Stalin if they were on the ballot proves that California is State of the Fruits and Nuts. 

            • cudaforever

              Except for the Fine Californians we have with us on this site !!!

              • amaze830

                Thank you.

              • Marc


              • Guest

                lol…. thanks cuda!

      • wpmwindsong

        With all due respect, and I do mean respect, those are two solid reasons for voting for Romney/Ryan, even in a state as blue as California.  Total vote makes a difference when promoting a mandate for the change that Sarah wants America to have. 

        The unborn need every vote that counts.  The media reports on overall percentages when describing the winner.  Everyone knows that Obama got 53+% of the vote in 2008 and no one knows what the Electoral College count was.  


        • Marc

          Minnesota has the longest streak as a blue state and Romney has turned it into a battleground.  If he can win there, any blue-stater shouldn’t hesitate voting for him if he’s the choice. This California resident is!

        • senator20526

           Don’t some states cast their electrol college votes based on the popular vote of the country? In that case every vote counts….

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, WPM, for weighing in on this issue.

          God bless!

  • xthred

    Need to get some special cigars for Tuesday.

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Good for Bristol. She is such a sweetie, but tough, too.

  • gilamonster8

    aussieguy64 1 hour ago
    This is the kind of thing that Sun Tzu warned about in his book; The Art of War. You never let politicians/leaders interfere with military operations. The moment you do that, you might as well pack your bags and go home…Because you are guaranteed to lose (both in lives and of the war itself), as decisions are made by people living in their ivory towers.

    It doesn’t take a genius to see what has been done:
    (1) Air assets in the form of F-16 fighters and AC-130 gunships were available.
    (2) A quick reaction force of Army Delta and Marines (FAST) were available.
    (3) Drones (CIA?) were overhead providing a real-time feed.

    100-to-1 these leaks to Fox News are by a bunch of people within the military loop; who saw the feed of the whole situation and witnessed what this Administration did. They know CNN, MSNBC, etc won’t do this story. Officially, the CIA will deny everything to protect the President. (Unofficially, I doubt the bosses of those "information leakers" will do anything. Remember, CIA is an organization that specializes in unconventional warfare in order to topple governments).

    The question is "Why?"
    * No support provided to those who needed it?
    * Excuses from the Administration that doesn’t add up?
    * The purpose for the Ambassador’s death?
    (The cover was that Stephens was supposed to die because of a "riot over a video".)

    …This is just another reason why this Administration needs to be removed. The American people won’t ever get a straight answer until these folks are permanently removed from politics.

    • excopconservative

      Rush picked up that Woods thought that the capability to destroy the target existed and that’s why he painted the target with a laser.  Rush did not go to the next step– Woods was a professional.  He didn’t "think" that air support might be available.  He knew it.  He risked his life to paint the target because he knew the capability to destroy it was in place.  He may also have known that the political will was not.  He may have been hoping that someone with their finger on the trigger would also disobey orders, as he had, in order to save American lives.

      On Tuesday, voters need remember only two things about Obama’s "leadership".  – Obamacare, where his desire for government run healthcare eclipsed what the bill contained and whether Americans wanted it -And Benghazi where American lives were sacrificed due to incompetence, ignorance of our enemy, and political self-preservation.  Yes, there is the economy too.

  • gilamonster8
    • $26225604

      for protesting at abortion clinics. dont bother clicking on this

  • ZH100

    The 8.5 grade level is about readability (FLESCH-KINCAID GRADE LEVEL TEST) .  (Readability is the ease in which text can be read and understood)   It determines what grade level can grasp the information and understand it.  

    The 8.5 grad level is a very good score. (especially for emails)

    So,  a score of 8.5 means that an eighth grader can understand the document. For most documents, aim for a score of approximately 7.0 to 8.0.

    The 8.5 grade level determines what grade level can grasp the information and understand it!

    Writing Analysts Claim Palin Writes ‘Better Than Most Educated Americans

    "    AOL Weird News brought samples to two writing analysts who independently evaluated 24,000 pages of the former governor’s emails. They came back in agreement that Palin composed her messages at an eighth-grade level, an excellent score for a chief executive, they said.

        “I’m a centrist Democrat, and would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate,” said 2tor Chief Executive Officer John Katzman.

        “However, the emails say something else. Ms. Palin writes emails on her Blackberry at a grade level of 8.5.

        “If she were a student and showing me her work, I‘d say ’It’s fine, clear writing,’” he said, admitting that emails he wrote scored lower than Palin’s on the widely used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

    While some would initially scoff or laugh at Palin’s grade-level assessment, past speakers and writers of note have scored comparably. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was a 9.1 and Martin Luther King’s famed “I have a Dream” came in at 8.8. Remember, Palin’s results were based on e-mails, not riveting speeches, so the fact that they score remotely close to the aforementioned works is intriguing .

    Overall, this is good news for Palin, as her writing was found to be better than some CEOs’. The New York Daily News sheds further light on her abilities:

        It turns out Palin’s writing skills are still better than most educated Americans. Global Language Monitor gave Palin’s emails a score of 8.2, which actually exceeds that of most chief executives.

       “She’s very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical,” said Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. “She has much more of a disciplined mind than she’s given credit for.”

    • ZH100

      Gov.Palin has been an avid reader since an early age.

      From "Going Rogue":

      "Reading was a special bond between my mother and me. Mom read aloud to me-poetry by Ogden Nash and the Alaska writer Robert Service, along with snippets of prose.

      She would quote biblical proverbs and ask me to tell her what I thought. She found clever ways to encourage my love of the written word-by reading cookbooks, and jokes out of Reader’s Digest together, and writing letters to grandparents. My siblings were better athletes, cuter and more sociable than I, and the only thing they had to envy about me was the special passion for reading that I shared with out mother, who we all thought ranked somewhere up there with
      the female saints.

      When the VFW announced that I won a plaque in its annual flag poetry contest for my third-grade poem about Betsy Ross, Mom treated me like the new Emily Dickinson. Years later, when I won that patriotic group’s annual college scholarship, she was just as proud.

      My appetite for books connected my school reacher father and me, too. For my tenth birthday, his parents sent me The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Dad read it to us at night, I appreciate that now even more, realizing he spent all day teaching elementary school science and coaching high schoolers and then came home no doubt a bit tired of kids".

      Wes Vernon has written an excellent review of America by Heart for the Washington Times. He wrote this in his review:

      From the article:

      "Sarah Palin has read the writings of such intellectual giants as Milton Friedman, Alexis de Tocqueville and Whittaker Chambers and such historical leaders as Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

      In “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and the Flag,” she cites the published letters between John and Abigail Adams in this nation’s infancy as well as the speech of Calvin Coolidge (probably one of America’s most underrated presidents) on the occasion of this nation’s 150th birthday."

  • stlouisix

    CIA Timeline Confirms: Wood and Doherty Killed in Benghazi 7Hrs After WH Told of Attack; Commercial Airliner Can Fly From London to Libya and Back in That Time

    We’re talking a treasonous betrayal of those trying to honorably serve their country by the dishonorable who deserve to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law! Now you know how our military feels after being used as cannon fodder by the Imam Obama in being forced to fight a PC war, where the self-esteem of the radical jihadists is a higher priority than the the lives of our troops resulting in an ordinate increase in combat deaths on Obama’s watch, by flag officers kowtowing to Obama who aren’t fit to wear the uniform! The deaths of all those who have been wasted by Obama’s traitorous policies cry out from their graves for justice!

    It’s official! Iran fulfills Obama surprise
    Islamic regime announces suspension of uranium enrichment

    THE November surprise will be on the Obamunists, as REAL Americans still capable of rational thought can easily see through this sham where two sociopath America-hating dictators, one masquerading as president, would have us believe that they are negotiating "peace in our time" which is farcical! Nice try, Barack, but your con will be over on November 6 in no uncertain terms!

    Secret U.S., Iranian meetings to continue
    Obama said to need diplomatic victory badly after Benghazi

    The shameless hypocritical Obamacon of a "diplomatic" victory badly needed after causing the death of our diplomat and staff in Benghazi at the expense of America’s national security which the Imam Obama couldn’t care less about!Obama is playing fast and loose with America’s national security for political gain only, which is a criminal act.

    Per the reports below, raising many red flags in regard to The Imam Obama wanting us to trust the Iranians to do what they say, no questions asked, moreover, no questions allowed, in order to save his sham presidency, independent verification is needed, not only for a check on Iran, but also on Obama who is a pathological liar that prefers the company of tyrants which is his main circle of friends!

    Secret Iran nuclear-bomb plant expanding Neutron detonator, warhead design for missile nearly completed?

    Satellite photos of Iran military site bring questions of explosives testing, as any agreement with Iran must involve verification for national security purposes

    Obama cuts deal with Iran over nukesSanctions to vanish in exchange for ‘temporary’ halt in enrichment work

    Let me see if I understand this. We’re supposed to believe an America-hating pathological liar masquerading as president whose modus operandi from day one of his sham presidency has been to willfully destroy America from within, per the lessons that he learned from his communist mentors, putting out the welcome mat for America’s enemies, his friends, to attack us with impunity?

    You would have to be certifiably insane to do so!

    Nothing like having one dictator "negotiating" with another for "peace in our time" which is as preposterous as it gets, per the lessons of history!

    I mean a Ph.D is not required to understand that a "temporary" halt in enrichment work is not something that you would want to hang your national security hat on, in particular, when that "halt" is the promise coming from a Radical Islamic State which hates anything and everything American JUST LIKE the Imam Obama who couldn’t care less about America’s national security, as is more than evinced by his callous disregard for our military, and those in our diplomatic service, whose unnecessary deaths, which are the results of his morally bankrupt policies, are mounting!

  • ZH100

    About the "Bridge to Nowhere".

    Gov. Palin used to support the bridge. When she saw that the project was becoming astronomically expensive  she killed the bridge. In fact, the Alaska Democratic Party gave her credit for doing so.
    She wisely declared  that the money be spent on more "fiscally responsible" projects.

    Gov.Palin was ultimately responsible for making sure that the money acquired from Congress was not squandered on a bridge whose cost grew far higher than originally proposed and was not the only way to connect the people of Ketchikan to their airport.

    By the way, notice that Gov.Palin has never denied that she changed her opinion on the bridge from her 2006 campaign.

    #PalinEmails Prove that Governor Palin Opposed the Bridge to Nowhere

    From the article:

    "The argument that radicals in the Democrat Party have pushed about Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere is that she only killed the project out of the political expediancy.

    Well, these e-mails show that she killed the bridge for reasons other than political expediency."

    CNN Admits that Palin "Killed" the Bridge to Nowhere/Georgia Run-Off Open Thread

    Media Blathers: Governor Palin, Earmarks and the "Bridge to Nowhere"

  • ZH100

    About Revere

    The media  were wrong about Revere (of course they will never admit that they were wrong).

    Anyway, distinguished historical scholars have come out endorsing Gov.Palin’s statement regarding Paul Revere.

    Here are some links about the Revere issue.

    Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account

    From the article:

    "Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up"

    Washington Times Editorial: The Palin version of history was correct about Revere

    From the article:

    "It soon turned out, however, that Mrs. Palin’s version of history was correct"
    Even NPR confirms that Gov.Palin was right about Revere (interview of professor Robert Allison Chairman of history dept Suffolk university Boston)

    From the interview:

    "BLOCK: So you think basically, on the whole, Sarah Palin got her history right.

    Prof. ALLISON: Well, yeah, she did."
    The LA Times concedes that Governor Palin was right too

    From the article:

    "You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?"

    • Anno76

      Good morning Z – thank you so much for taking your time to give us so much information – it is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful and blessed day – and keep on typing:)

      • ZH100

         You are welcome Anno76 and a wonderful and blessed day to you too.

  • stlouisix

    Obama Camp Releases Ad Citing Biblical Background for Policies

    Obama uses Bible verses out of context to promote the work of the devil, which is his modus operandi. God’s response to Cain’s asking "Am I my brother’s keeper" is to the grave sin of murder that Cain committed, as opposed to Cain’s purported negligence in not baby-sitting an "able" Abel!

    If Obama is so versed in Sacred Scripture, than someone ought to ask him the following questions.

    Why, when Jesus said to bring the little children to Him, do you go out of your way to see that they’re destroyed in what should be their safest place of refuge, their mothers’ wombs, to the extreme of your non support of Born Alive Infant Protection Acts since a dead baby promised to your Planned Barrenhood constituency must be a dead baby delivered?

    Why, if you’re so knowledgeable about Genesis, do you ignore Genesis 18 and 19 in regard to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for a sin crying out to Heaven for vengeance which you diabolically demand acceptance of under force of unjust law that trashes the freedom of religion of those of faith and right reason guaranteed under The Constitution?

    And why do you ignore Jesus’ parable of the talents in the New Testament that rewards those who invest what was given them, which was intended by the Master, instead of squandering same? There is a supernatural meaning here to be sure in regard to the preparation for a Kingdom NOT of this world but the natural metaphor is not to be lost in its significance on its own, as investment is impossible if every incentive to invest is summarily wiped out by the redistribution of the hard earned money of those who would invest, thereby inhibiting the economic growth necessary for the creation of more jobs, to those who have come to expect that which they have not earned, i.e., something for nothing, which is the Socialist welfare state intended for America by Comrade Obama where everyone is EQUALLY poor dependent upon the mercy of Obama for existence!

    Read more:

    • virginiagentleman1

      OUCH!  A very hardhitting comment my friend, and so very true!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, Brother VG.

        God bless you!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, stlouisix!!

      Please continue taking it to obama.


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