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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Tuesday to you all!!

    Below is my post from last night on her powerful and thundering interview with Hannity.

    I shall continue in a day or two with the reposting of the "Latin Sarah" series. The letter C will be next.

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!


    Good Evening, Everyone!

    Here are some highlights from and observations on her interview with Hannity tonight.


    She cites the great Lady Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain: The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money!



    Capitalism in general is a good thing.

    Guys, just as PHYSICAL BATTLES in the past were often won by the sharp edge of the SWORD …


    The Sword of Truth, the STEEL of Truth … vs. those who would STEAL Americans’ resources!!!

    Powerful, Governor; thank you!!

    She censures obama’s flip-flop: He condemned Bush for raising the debt ceiling, but now he is taking the country to bankruptcy.

    "barack obama is a socialist."

    He believes in "confiscating hard-earned dollars" of small businesses.


    She is a warrior for reality and TRUTH … which is one reason she is so feared by both wings of the Establishment, GOPe and the Left!!

    She makes a facetious and tongue-in-cheek apology for calling the "wobbly ones ‘wusses’ "–re the Republicans in the House of Representatives!!

    She refers to "money printed out of thin air."

    The GOP must go back to the planks of its platform.

    Responsibility rests with the individual, not with the State.


    She knows her history.

    Mighty empires and nations have fallen through following paths like the one down which obama is trying to lead us.

    The LIONESS OF LIBERTY roared forth her salutary admonitions to America tonight.

    Thank God for her prophetic voice.

    And BTW …

    … I love her in RED!!!

    God bless, guys!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!!


    • cudaforever

      Excellent wrap-up of the superb interview last night. She needs to be given more time but I will not complain. It was great to see and hear her.

      PALIN 2016

      Thanks Brian !!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, Billy!!

        PALIN 2016

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      Creeping fascism, not revolutionary communism, is the real danger.

      Fascism, not communism, is characterized by a mutually beneficial alliance of convenience between big government, big labor and big business.  We are already in a quasi-fascist state with government working with lobbyists and Capitol Hill to favor and reward favored big business constituencies, like GM and so-called "green energy" corporate interests, and to quasi- nationalize some aspects of the national economy, like health care.  Big labor has been enlisted as an ally in return for special favors from the government, like the UAW bailout, AKA the "auto bailout."

      Obama has asked for unilateral authority from Congress to raise the debt limit, as he sees fit.  He and his cabinet have issued a number of executive fiats not subject to legislative approval.  He has co-opted the labor movement and made it an integral part of his governing coalition.  Those are not the tactics of a communist.  They more closely resemble the incremental consolidation of power by the National Socialists of 1933 Germany, under authority granted by The Enabling Act of 1933:

      "The Enabling Act (German: Ermächtigungsgesetz) was a 1933 law that made Hitler dictator of Nazi Germany. It was passed by Germany’s Reichstag and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg on 23 March 1933. It was the second major step, after the Reichstag Fire Decree, through which Chancellor Adolf Hitler legally obtained plenary powers and established his dictatorship. It received its name from its legal status as an enabling act granting the Cabinet the authority to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag." 

      Obama has even dispensed with the formality of obtaining legislative approval, such as a US "Enabling Act", for his power grab.  He simply issues executive orders and his administration, especially Interior and the EPA, issues  bureaucratic directives without seeking legislative concurrence.  His administration issues directives which nullify immigration policy mandated by Congressional legislation.  He violates the US Constitution and nullifies individual rights with the complicity of the cowardly US Supreme Court.

      The communists usually come to power as a result of violent revolution (Russia, Cuba, China), but the fascist way is to work the system to your advantage, to use the institutions of democracy to undermine democracy, itself, until the rights of the people have been supplanted with the power of the state.

      That is what is happening here.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Laddie!

    • indemind

      Morning brother Brianus…. as always,another excellent post… (Your the Man)… God Bless

      SarahBeautiful….“May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it.”

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Good morning, Brother Inde!!

        Thank you and God bless!

  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.

    ‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’

    From the article:

    Executive Authority and Success

    Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.

    Budgeting and Spending

    Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.

    In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor.  Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.  


    Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.

    In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures

    Business Growth

    Alaska was an opportunity society under Palin. Alaska moved up from the 4th most business tax-friendly state to the 3rd most business tax-friendly state during her tenure.

    Palin was a firm believer in tax cuts. In addition to lowering unemployment insurance tax rates, she cut business license fees in half, suspended the state motor fuel tax, and signed legislation, allowing Alaska-based businesses the same opportunities as out-of-state businesses. All of this was consistent with her record as Mayor of Wasilla, where she eliminated small business inventory taxes and cut property tax mill levies every year she was in office.


    Energy issues are Palin’s forte, and her record proves it. In 2007, Governor Palin signed ACES—Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share—a net tax on oil profits that was passed in a bipartisan and transparent manner. ACES replaced the corruption-tainted oil tax plan of the previous administration, which was passed in secret and ultimately lead to the federal indictment of several Alaskan state officials and oil company personnel. Furthermore, ACES provided oil companies with incentives to develop. The progressivity of the tax meant producers were protected when oil prices were low, but the interest of the resource owners—the people of Alaska—were appropriately protected as well to achieve a fair return for their resource.

    Most importantly, ACES led to jobs, increased development, and a huge surplus for Alaska.

    Perhaps Palin’s biggest energy achievement was spearheading the creation of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. After five decades of unsuccessful attempts by Alaskan administrations to bring a gas pipeline project into existence, Palin and her team introduced the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) in March 2007. AGIA passed the Legislature by a vote of 57-1 in May of that year.

    Unlike the behind-closed-doors cronyism of past administrations, Palin’s AGIA legislation was conducted out in the open and made use of a genuine free-market competitive bidding process. Palin’s AGIA placed not only Alaska, but also the nation, further on the path toward energy independence.

    Palin played hardball with the big oil companies in her state. According to the Alaska state constitution, Alaskans are the resource owners in their state; and it was Palin’s duty as their CEO to get the best deal for Alaskans while at the same time partnering with these oil companies for the mutual benefit of all.

    Ethics Reform and Transparency

    Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.

    As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.


    Palin forward funded education to allow districts greater flexibility, supported increased vocational training and early education funding, opened up opportunity to Alaskan students to participate in regional medical schools, and increased overall funding for special needs education by 175% (before she herself became the mother of son with special needs). Believing that the best reform was close to home, Palin wisely also chose to monitor rather than participate in national standards for education.

    Health Care

    Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business-driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.

    • ZH100

      Governor Palin’s executive accomplishments in list form.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, ZH, and good morning!!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus and good morning!

    • dave7777

       When I set up the Palin HQ in Georgia this coming June, I want to reprint all your articles. They will make a compelling argument for the unenlightened. Thanks for your effort.

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, David Zimmerman

  • 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."

    ‘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.

  • ZH100

    Some interesting videos.

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor

    Jonathan Strong discusses LSM Plot to tear Palin Down  (July ,2010)

    Sarah Palin Visits Troops at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo (2009)

    Governor Palin Dines With Prime Minister Netanyahu  (March ,2011)

    Governor Palin “On the Couch with Koel” in India (March ,2011)

    Samaritan’s Purse – Sarah Palin – Birmingham Tornado Relief

    Governor Palin in Haiti.

    Opinion Journal: Palin vs. Bernanke

    Rush – McCain Staffers Trying to Destroy Sarah Palin – Nov 6, 2008

    PJTV: Bill Whittle on the Sarah Palin Haters.

    ESPN Outside the Lines: Wasilla Warrior Sarah Palin .

    This video was broadcast by ESPN. It describes how Sarah Palin (then Heath) led her team to victory in March 1982 — with a broken ankle — and how that defining moment charted the course for the remainder of her life.

    The Wardrobe Saga

  • ZH100

    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."

  • Bill589

    The GOP establishment elite have demonstrated that they would rather have more O, than a President Palin. They know what Governor Palin did to corrupt Republicans and their capitalist cronies in AK. They must, must oppose her. Restoration of our republic is not in their best interest.

    Here and there after SP declared war in Madison – ‘Mr. President. Game On!’ ‘We’re here. We’re clear. Get used to it.’ – she spoke of our enemy – the PPC, 7/10 richest areas in US are around DC, crony capitalism, etc. – basically, we are far on the route to being one corrupt government with two parties. And much of the active power, not even in the hands of our elected servants.

    Remember: ‘IT MATTERS who and what we replace O with.’ When he got a hold of executive political power, he grew the size, power, expense, and intrusion of government. He started mandated socialized healthcare, supported carbon tax, passed anti-gun laws, . . .
    . . . I’m speaking about Romney.  See the difference?  Me neither.

    He truly was a ‘slap in the face of the TPM’ and that includes SP and us Palinistas.
    I think we need to slap back – although I’d rather clobber.

    Primaries, primaries, primaries. I hope we make the GOPe have nightmares about them. The GOPe are our first opponent. In 2014 it will matter who and what we replace the Dems with. This will help doubly, for in 2016, we also want to replace O with the true anti-O.  She who is the right principled, exceptional leader of our generation.


    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Bill!!

      Sarah is indeed the anti-obama, as we have sensed ever since Sarah Palin Day, 29 August, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio!

      God bless.


  • Guest

    " Good morning~ Great to know we are all on the same page~! Better than running around like lost chickens~ And thanks for all the info~ I feel my head is turning into the size of a watermelon~"
    My Twitter Anthony Chad Hughey

  • wodiej

    "He leads me beside the still waters."  Psalm 23:2

  • 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.

  • wodiej

    "The more secure you are with yourself, the less time you spend trying to tear others down."

    • Pete Petretich

      Tell that to the Bush Clan! They’ve been desperately attacking Sarah since 2008…

      • wodiej

        it’s actually meant for everyone.  We cannot bring ourselves up by tearing others down. 

  • ZH100

    Great interview with Gov.Palin when she was Governor. (must see!)

    • aaron66krohn

      I fully agree!!

      This is one of my all-time favorite Palin interviews!!
      I first watched it over 3 years ago, after first going on a computer!!
      And I’ve watched it SEVERAL times since….including just a few short weeks ago!!

      It would definitely make my Top Ten (Maybe even Top FIVE!!) list of best Sarah interviews!!
      It took place, I believe, in August 2007, over a year before she was chosen by McCain!!
      Listen to her!!
      She holds to the SAME philosophies and ideals she’s ALWAYS had…..before that interview, and even more than 5 years since!!

      Her best reply, IMO, was to the question about the Pebble Mine.
      She not only showed her COMMAND (without notes!!) of the specifics of the issue….but then told of possible dealings or negotiations with FOREIGN COUNTRIES……something she was heavily criticized for NOT having experience with during, and after, the 2008 campaign!!

      But ALL of Armstrong’s questions were good!!
      (Even the Governor acknowledges that a few times!!)
      And she NAILS every single one of them….no teleprompter, no notes, no aides cueing her from the sidelines….and even her phone ringing away!!!

      Less "important", maybe, was the clothes she wore, and her glasses, and her hairstyle!!
      All some of my favorite Sarah Palin "fashion" signatures!!
      Then, look at the scenery outside her office window!!
      AND that giant bear "rug" she was leaning up against!!

      She was smart, personable, beautiful, and a GREAT ambassador for the state she so LOVES!!!.
      (Damn, remember that line Julianne Moore speaks in "Game Change"??  "I SO don’t want to go back to Alaska!"  HAHAHA  Guess Ms Moore forgot to watch this FABULOUS interview!!!)

      Thanks for this MEMORABLE and WONDERFUL walk down Memory Lane!!

      If you haven’t seen this one, folks, WATCH IT!!!

      In its ENTIRETY!!!!

  • IsraeliCojones

    Don’t miss this 8 min. video:

    So You Want to Boycott Israel?

    (and if you answer ‘yes’, you may find yourself back to the stone age)

    • ZH100

      Informative video. I have read that science and technology in Israel is one of the country’s most developed sectors.

      • IsraeliCojones

        It is.

        The main natural resource of the country is gray matter.

        Though that may change since oil and gas may become the second ones in a not so distant future…

  • mark1955

    By the way and completely unrelated to the Headline story on the open thread,Has anyone been paying attention to Obama and Hillary’s statements the last few days on Syria? They are accusing the Assad regime of combining Chemicals in possible preperation for a chemical weapons attack. Hillary Clinton is saying,"There is a line we will not allow to be crossed" ( Paraphrasing ). I don’t believe those two for one second. His he preparing to get us involved in a war to help his muslim brotherhood cronies take over another mid-east Country,using our military to help them achieve it? Sure sounds like it to me.

     Everyone please pay attention to this. Aren’t Russia and irannian troops in syria right now helping helping Assad.Unless he made a quid pro deal with Russia/iran to not interfere with us in exchange for something,this could get ugly real fast. At the very least we have to call Obama and Hillary out as to the lack of truthfullness of Obama/Hillary claims that Assad is getting ready to use chemical weapons. Things are getting so-bad with our government that a genocidal maniac like Assad is more prefferable to Obama.By the way,i also loathe Assad.

  • ZH100

    Ron Devito’s excellent list of Gov.Palin’s accomplishments.


    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2012 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2011 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2010 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2009 Accomplishments

    Gubernatorial Accomplishments 2006 – 2008

    Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 – 2004

    City of Wasilla, Mayor 1996 – 2002

    Wasilla City Council 1992 – 1996

    KTUU Sportscasting 1987 – 1992

    Commercial Fishing

    Athletic Accomplishments

    Hunting and Subsistence Fishing

    Marriage and Family

  • Pete Petretich

    Can we get a link for "third most searched politician"?

    • bassman

      I just posted it before reading your comment.

  • ZH100

    On the Road with Governor Palin!

    • aaron66krohn

      You’re hitting home runs tonight, ZH!!

      First, with the Armstrong Williams interview (see earlier post), and now this great tribute video from the ’08 campaign!!

      Seriously, I’m most fond of the stuff (speeches, debates, interviews, tribute videos, etc) from the 2008 campaign and BEFORE……rather than all the Fox stuff that came later!!

      Sure, some of the Fox (and CNN and Today Show) stuff is good, and important to listen to and watch!!

      But, for me, it’s what she said, and did, WHILE HOLDING A TITLE, that really hits the mark!!
      When she spoke to Armstrong, she was GOVERNOR Sarah Palin….and the title wasn’t just an honorarium…as when you still call Jimmy Carter "President" more than 30 years after he’s left office!!

      Not only does what she SAY have more relevance…and POWER….but she has the AUTHORITY and the GRAVITAS of BEING a "Governor"….and hopefully soon, a PRESIDENT!!!

      WithOUT that title, saying the SAME words ….it just doesn’t MEAN as much….at least not to me!!!

      Anyway, sorry for being so long-winded, but I feel very passionately about this!!!

      But thanks again for this GREAT little look back at her 2008 campaign!!

      • ZH100

        You are welcome, aaron66krohn.

    • wodiej

      thank you!!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, wodiej.

  • Pete Petretich
  • Pete Petretich

    What were those five stones referred to in "The Undefeated"?

    Sarah still has the right positions on all those issues…

    P.S. And the Bush Clan DON’T!

    • Terry Malpass

      David chose five stones to face Goliath.

      • Polarbearpapa

        Goliath…..had Four brothers……

        • Terry Malpass


    • travelingon

       5 also represents grace- unmerited favor

    • aaron66krohn

      It wasn’t just five stones……

      it was five SMOOTH stones!!

      According to what I read about it, the smoothness of the stones made them sail faster through the air, thus reaching their targets FASTER!!

      Also, while gaining more speed flying through the air, they killed with more EFFICIENCY!!

      Sarah speaks often of wanting not only "smaller" government, but a "smaller SMARTER" government!!

      Speed and efficiency are two basic elements of being "smarter", as in "smart bombs"!!

      So I believe that’s what’s meant by the 5 stones story (from The Undefeated).

  • ZH100

    ‘Governor Palin and the Return of Jacksonian Foreign Policy’

    From the article:

    "In May, Governor Palin gave a speech at a “Tribute to the Troops” event at Colorado Christian University. As part of this speech, Governor Palin outlined a clear vision of American military policy, which has now become known as the Palin doctrine by many.

    Too often, pundits create a false dichotomy between neoconservatism and isolationism, but Governor Palin espouses neither.

    Her foreign policy vision is along the lines of Presidents Jackson and Reagan"

  • wodiej

    Whisper of God

    “There are those who will take advantage of you and try to make themselves look good by making you look bad. Know that God is on your side and, in the end, nothing anyone can do to you or say about you will ever tarnish who you are in His eyes.” 

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