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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Wednesday to you all!!

    It was great sharing the NFC and AFC Championship Games with you last Sunday, and talking about our dear Governor too!!

    I am already getting excited about the big game, the Harbaugh Bowl, and it is still more than a week away.

    I offer three items this morning, two new and one old.

    I will be away for the rest of this week and this weekend, but I look forward to seeing you early next week, as we count down to the Super Bowl.

    God bless you all always!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!



    It was bracing and refreshing to see JESSIE DUFF a couple of times on Hannity’s FOX News show, last week and this week, with her demonstration of the nature and capabilities of various semi-automatic firearms. Jessie Duff seems to be a lovely lady and a great American. She is a shooting champion, and a persuasive and super-effective defender of our Second Amendment!!

    She can shoot, and shoot straight, with both of two powerful weapons: Guns and Eloquence.

    I would love to see her and our Sarah on a show together, to engage in a friendly shooting competition, and then to discuss and defend the Second Amendment.

    I think that such a program would draw record ratings.

    Girls with Guns!!


    Below is the commentary on the next page of her beautiful first book, Going Rogue.

    Also, THE GOING ROGUE REFLECTIONS SITE HAS BEEN UPDATED through the most recent page, p. 109. I invite you to go to the site, if you wish. New photographs have been added!!

    Here is the site:


    On p. 110 of GR, Sarah writes as follows, "In 2005 I was the first Republican to file for governor because I didn’t want to play the political ‘wait your turn in line’ game to see if Murkowski, the incumbent, would seek reelection. I knew I wouldn’t have the backing of the party machine anyway, so my reliance on a grassroots effort required an early edge before the other guys started lining up.

    "In the primary, I was running against Governor Murkowski, of course, and his friend Randy Ruedrich was still the state GOP chairman–a bad omen to some but to us a motivating challenge. To win the primary, I’d have to go through both of them. It also meant we’d have no backing from the state party. I found my underdog status and the outsider label quite liberating. If there were only a few politicians bold enough to hook up with us, that was fine too."

    There, my friends, is the spirit of a FIGHTER, a Fearless Fighter–just what the country needs right now, and just what the GOP needs, if it is to be saved from the RINO politicos and from the fate of the Whigs!

    Behold her spirit!

    She refuses to "wait … in line."

    She knows she will not have the "backing of the party machine."

    She is seeking an "early edge."

    She will rely on a "grassroots effort."

    She is not intimidated by the political hacks who will be her opposition; no, she finds it a "motivating challenge."

    She knows she will have no support from the "state party."

    She finds her "underdog status and the outsider label quite liberating."

    She is seeking only a few politicians "bold enough to hook up with us."

    Now, of course, the situation of 2005-2006 is not the same as the situation of 2013-2016.

    A run for POTUS would be a national, not a state race.

    There is no formal GOP incumbent–though, note well, in a sense there IS a GOP incumbency, namely the opinion among Republican elites, IMV, that this is JEB BUSH’S TURN, or maybe Marco Rubio’s turn!!

    She would have to overcome, as she did not in 2005-2006, the horrible media slander that has been inflicted on her since 2008, especially that vicious and unjust little four-letter knife and dagger that they have tried to plant in her back, "QUIT" (and "quitter").

    It is also true that the term "early" announcement of a run for political office is a very elastic and stretchable term. In this case it could mean tomorrow–wouldn’t that cause the Leftist and RINO blogospheres to explode and even to implode!!–but it could mean sometime in 2014 or in 2015.

    Still, with all of these necessary caveats, I believe that the above passage could provide us with a clue about the Governor’s plans and intentions, for …

    The circumstances have changed: 2013 is not 2005; America is not (merely) Alaska, but ..


    Finally, and in connection with these remarks on Going Rogue, I present the next letter, letter "M," in the "Latin Sarah" series, which I am presenting again from last spring and summer.

    I have edited it slightly to bring it into accord with the situation of today.


    I think that we all knew this was a special person, a special soul, from those first unforgettable days in late August and early September of 2008. The enemies of America too paid the highest tribute to the great-souled Governor of Alaska by singling her out from the beginning for a special species of hatred and opposition and persecution. It is even possible, although it is not established by proof, that the whole financial crisis/collapse of mid-September of ’08 was engineered precisely because Sarah was doing the impossible: She had dragged Senator McCain, in spite of himself, into the lead in the polls. The Left’s long-awaited "messiah" might actually be defeated. This simply could not be allowed to happen. NOR COULD THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO ASSUME THE CAPTAINCY AND LEADERSHIP OF "THEIR" PARTY.

    Let us draw then a few contrasts between Sarah Magnanima, Sarah the Great-Souled, Sarah the Great-Hearted, and the PUSILLANIMOUS people, the small-souled, the mean-souled, the petty-souled people who opposed her … and still oppose her to this very hour.

    In the 2008 campaign, Sarah Magnanima thought only of the country she loves and of defeating its dire enemy, barack hussein obama.

    The pusillanimous GOP operatives, like Steve Schmidt and a legion of others like him, thought only of their current and future power within the GOP.

    In 2009, Sarah Magnanima thought only of the State she loved and loves so much, in resigning the Governorship of the Great Land.

    Her small-souled foes did all they could to shatter her political and financial position, and then, when she resigned and RELOADED, they branded her with the foul moniker of "quitter."

    In 2010, throughout that fateful year, while most professional "politicians" were in hiding, SARAH, almost alone as it seemed, went a-flying up and down and back and forth all across this beautiful land of ours, rallying, exhorting, encouraging TEA-Party patriots everywhere. TO HER, IMHO, more than to anyone else, is due the stupendous victory of November of that year that helped to blunt to some extent the doleful edge and effects of the obama "presidency."

    In 2011 it was Sarah Magnanima who went to Madison, Wisconsin, and fired a "shot heard ’round the world" with her great "Game On" speech and gauntlet–a gauntlet she cast right into the teeth of a Wisconsin storm; right into the teeth of union thugs; right into the teeth of obama himself: "Mr. President, GAME ON"!!!

    Other GOP politicians, small-souled and fearful, were nowhere to be seen!

    In the just-passed year of 2012, she continued to rally the cause of the PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, especially through her powerful support of and endorsement of conservative patriots.

    Her foes continued to think only of their own careers; their own positions; their own power.

    All through the fire and fury and battle sounds of these last four years for the Res Publica Americana, it has been Sarah Magnanima who has been speaking, writing, traveling, fighting, fighting, always fighting for her country, without regard to her own personal comfort or safety or security!!!

    There is NO ONE today more worthy to hold and occupy the highest office and station in the land.

    If it be the merciful will of the Lord, she will be our President in 2016.


    • misterlogic0013

       enjoy reading your post / you write so well .. 2016 Sarah = all in 

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, misterlogic!!

        Sarah 2016!!

    • jerseymark

      It is always a pleasure to read your thoughts for the day at the beginning of the day when you are present. You are missed when you are not, as will be the case for the next few days.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you so much, my friend!!

    • ProudAmerican247

      Well said, BB.

      We are about to see a reemergence of The Wasilla Warrior.

      From running for Governor with all it’s landmines to running for President of the United States, an all out war will be waged in an attempt to knock her out of the race. We’ll be ready and so will the Governor.

      There’s exciting times ahead and I can’t wait for Sarah to announce and for the HATERS to go INSANE!

      PALIN POWER 2016!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, ProudAmerican!!

        PALIN POWER 2016!!

      • CharterOakie

        Can’t. Wait!

    • lyndaaquarius

      great piece  many thanks. I highly recommend reading "No enemies to the left" by the brilliant Daniel Greenfield a.k.a. Sultan Knish.1/22/13 . What a spectacle it would be if Governor Palin announced her candidacy next week! The Leftist media would put everything aside and totally focus on her. If they ignored her they would be allowing her to move forward unimpeded, and that certainly can’t happen. Either way, she absorbs all the oxygen in the room. At any rate, GovernorPalin’s path to power will be paved by the horrible failures of the next 4 years. No one is more qualified to be our Commander-in-Chief. Daniel Greenfield writes for David Horowitz’s         

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, Lynda, and thank YOU!!

  • 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 issubeteutiful photoses 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

    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."

  • ZH100

     ‘Setting the Record Straight – Sarah Palin and Sex Education’

    From the article:

    "NPR got it wrong back in 2008. As did the The Washington Post, MSNBC, ABC News and The Wallstreet Journal .Unfortunately, many feminists have followed the misinformation of the mainstream media."

  • 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."

  • wodiej

    “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”  Isaiah 41:10

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, thank you, wodiej!!

      We really need Scpritures like this, with the sight we just witnessed of the SEEMING total triumph of evil in this nation with obama’s second "inauguration," and his open proclamation of a radical, anti-American agenda.

      mr. obama, valerie jarrett, et al.,  YOU are not in charge; you are NOT America.

      The LORD rules.

      God bless, wodiej!!

      • wodiej

        You’re welcome Brian and I agree with your comments.  I know how difficult it can be to have hope during these trying times.  It reminds me of a book my Mother loaned me called My Father’s Vineyard.  The story talks about the different seasons needed for the grapes and vines to grow and so it is with us.  We must persevere to reap the harvest.  The author is Wayne Jacobsen and I am only halfway through it but it’s wonderful.  It’s only 110 pages but has beautiful pictures and the story is almost like poetry.  I encourage people to read it.  I am not sure but local libraries may have it.  I plan to purchase my own copy as a reminder of what it’s all about.  God bless.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thank you so much, wodiej!  This is very encouraging.  I love the metaphor of grapes and vines!!

          The Lord willing, if we are patient and persevere, we will drink the rich and full WINE of a Palin Presidency.

          God bless!!

          • wodiej

            Amen Brian.  

            "The fruit of our lives has it’s greatest use when it demonstrates the reality of God to others. During days of harvest, not only do we celebrate what God has accomplished in us, but God also uses to touch others." My Father’s Vineyard

      • palmerguy

        On the bright side – obama did just come out of the closet in the speech to out himself  as to how far left he is – not that most of us did not already know that.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Good point; thanks, palmerguy!!

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    And thanks, Ian, for crowning today’s open thread with the photo of Sarah and TRIG.

    It goes well with the Governor’s great Facebook post on another recent thread, the one in which she so eloquently and movingly and powerfully defends the unborn!!!

  • lanahi

    Missouri is another state where the sheriffs have pledged to not uphold any EO orders on gun control.
    Newly elected Sheriff Michael Dixon, R-Osage County is one of about a
    dozen sheriffs in Missouri to have signed and sent Heiss’ letter.

    “On the same day the President is taking his oath to uphold the
    Constitution, he continues to attack our 2nd Amendment rights,” Dixon
    said. “As Osage County Sheriff, I also took an Oath to the Constitution;
    but unlike Obama, I intend to uphold mine.”

    Dixon also announced his support of Missouri house bill (HB 170).
    The bill, introduced last week, would make criminals of any law
    enforcement official, local, state or federal, who tried to enforce any
    of President Obama’s gun control initiatives, whether executive orders
    or passed by Congress.

    Texas is starting to speak out too:
    "In light of recent events I feel I need to make a
    public statement of my views on this subject. As the Sheriff of Collin
    County, Texas, I have for the past 28 years served to protect and keep
    safe all citizens of our county, recognizing the trust placed in me with
    this profoundly important responsibility.

    Unfortunately, the recent surge in
    the numbers of innocent victims who have died at the hands of unstable
    criminals has prompted politicians in Washington to seek to pass laws
    that would seriously erode the constitutional rights of innocent and law
    abiding citizens.

    Neither I, nor any of my deputies,
    will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious
    constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and
    bear arms.

    As long as I remain Sheriff of Collin
    County, I will not participate in the actions of misguided politicians
    who seek to impede our citizen’s right to all of the privileges afforded
    by our Constitution.


    Terry G. Box
    Sheriff, Collin County Texas"

    Other states have passed or in the process of passing laws on the issue.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, lanahi!!

      God bless our faithful sheriffs!!

    • StandProudNow
    • slpence

      That’s my sheriff!  So glad to hear Sheriff Box stand up and speak out!  Thanks lanahi for posting this.

    • dave7777

      Here is the problem in a nutshell. All this resistance will prove futile since Obama and his minions just place regulations on the source. Force companies to comply. Intimidate the companies. It has already started. Some gun shows are afraid to show AR15s. They may be so afraid that they will not offer them for sale.
      It is the regulation and scare tactics that will circumvent the resistance of good people like these sheriffs.  

      • dneuwen


        i am no american and i do not know the laws of the land
        but is it feasible that any of these gun show companies and potential customers
        can sue this government if such scenario comes to pass? use the left’s antics
        of antagonistic (not to mention often frivolous) litigations after antagonistic
        litigations but at least in this case you have the 2nd amendment solidly in your side. conservatives must learn to never cede an inch in any controversial issue.

  • jerseymark

    The “Teacher” is back for another lesson in today’s passage from “The Great Divorce”:

    “ The Teacher reveals the evil aspects of Pity:

    ‘But dare one say – it is horrible to say – that Pity must ever die?’

    ‘Ye must distinguish. The action of Pity will live for ever: but the passion of Pity will not. The
    passion of Pity, the Pity we merely suffer, the ache that draws men to concede what should not be conceded and to flatter when they should speak the truth, the pity that has cheated many a woman out of her virginity and many a statesman out of his honesty – that will die. It was used as a weapon by bad men against good ones: their weapon will be broken.’

    ‘And what is the other kind – the action?’

    ‘It’s the weapon on the other side. It leaps quicker than light from the highest place to the lowest to bring healing and joy, whatever the cost to itself. It changes darkness into light and evil into good. Bt it will not, at the cunning tears of Hell, impose on good the tyranny of evil. Every
    disease that submits to a cure shall be cured: but we will not call blue yellow to please those who insist on still having jaundice, nor make a midden of the world’s garden for the sake of some who cannot abide the smell of roses.’

    What an interesting topic and how significant is Mr. Lewis’ point regarding the use of Pity as a weapon against good people. This is the whole key to the power and influence of Progressivism/Liberalism over the last 100 years. They have consistently and maliciously manipulated the good emotions of a good people to achieve and maintain their political power. They have done so by using our children against us by presenting God knows how many
    of the pet programs as “for the children” and when opposition to the plan due to its internal deficiencies and ulterior motives is raised, they charge the opposition with hating, starving and wanting to kill the children. No good person ever wants to be the target of such charges so they “concede what should not be conceded” and the strategy works once again. At other times, the Left creates a crisis and presents those in trouble, many truthfully but some not so much, as the poster folks for yet another program of Government control over our lives for as we have heard “We cannot let a crisis go to waste”.

    The idea is to “feel good” and by doing something, whether it will work or not, our intentions are
    good, so we are good people and can feel good about ourselves while those who disagree are simply evil and must be destroyed. It does not matter if the results of those good intentions are the exactly as predicted by the opposition, such as the breakdown of the family structure and the permanence of poverty, which is exactly the result of the “Good Society” programs of the 60’s and thereafter, for the the greatest factor by far contributing to continuing poverty is the single parent family and in 1960, the intact family rate (both parents in the home) among blacks was higher than whites at 85%. As of three years ago, the intact family rate among blacks has sunk to
    nearly 25%. The sociological impact of the Government stepping in as the support for the black woman and her children upon the role of the black male has been very well documented though the Left has kept that reality far from the public’s focus. In fact, Dr. Thomas Sowell, a brilliant black economist has written several books on the abject failures of the Left’s programs due to the many “unintended consequences” and I would heartily recommend “The Vision of the Anointed”.

    So what has this got to do with Christianity? Everything, because Christians are among the easiest folks to manipulate through the evil use of pity. Many Christians lose sight of the fact that Paul IN THE NEW TESTIMENT clearly states that those who will not work (rather than cannot work) will not eat. As I said yesterday, Christianity is a faith of personal responsibility as each individual will stand before God, not any social group or nation. Government intervention
    eliminates individual initiative and responsibility and leads to the people looking to Government instead of to God. This is why it is important for the Left to eliminate God from the public arena and takes whatever opportunities the Left has to undermine faith. Christianity is also a results-oriented faith and very practical as we have seen through the centuries how Christians have dealt with challenges. The New Testament also teaches that the State is there for the benefit and protection of the individual AND NOT the individual for the State. We are told to be “as harmless as doves, but wise as serpents”.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, Jerseymark!!

      The manipulation of our Pity reached an apex and climax, or better, a NADIR, when barack hussein obama, radical pro-abortion "president," surrounded himself with CHILDREN the other day in trying to promote his anti-Second-Amendment, anti-American agenda.

      Our PITY for this benighted person, and others of his cabal of thugs, like valerie jarrett, our PITY can only extend to praying that they repent of their monstrous evils, including the attempt to MURDER the fair name and reputation of a good and decent lady, Sarah Palin of Alaska–that they repent of their wickedness before they come before the Judgment Seat of the Lord.

      As far as their political agenda, however, they must be CRUSHED WITHOUT PITY OR MERCY!!

      We have to now make war on the Left, since they have clearly declared war on America (obama’s "inaugural address")–it’s us or them–NO QUARTER, NO MERCY!!

    • moemoll

      Love your post ,jerseymark.

      It’s been awhile since I’ve read C.S. Lewis, but I’m reminded of what I read in "Mere Christianity" about what bad things can happen when one of our feelings or impulses is set up to be followed at all costs.

      Now, Lewis, iirc,  didn’t use any of the obviously ‘bad’ ones like greed, hate, lust, etc. No, I remember he used "Love of Humanity" or something like that. Taken to it’s logical conclusion, one would do things like give false testimony at trials, etc., for "the sake of Humanity",going down the  path to becoming a cruel and treacherous man.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you, moemoll, for these observations!

        • moemoll

          You are most welcome, sir.

      • jerseymark

        Very true and thanks for your comment. haven’t seen you post much so maybe you are one of those who read these and move on. I am glad to hear from you. 

  • technopeasant

    The definition of ANACHRONISM:
    Something from a different period of time or a person, thing, idea or custom that seems to belong to a different time in history or the representation of something out of chronological order or in the wrong historical setting.
    Imho, one of the main goals of the Left in seeking the destruction of its enemy (us)is to redefine the political landscape towards affirming Lefitst ideas, ideals and principles and at the same time neutralizing what our side has traditionally hung its hat on or utilized as its base game plan when its enters election cycles.
    In football parlance, our enemies seek to take away what we do the best or do well and are of the mind when they can make that happen through various nefarious means they will be able to achieve their goal of a socialist Utopia.
    So without further adieu here are the Left’s 10 targets which they are bound and determined to make ANACHRONISTIC:
    1) American exceptionalism
    Aspiring to greatness outside the context of government oversight, influence, or regulation runs counter to the Left’s belief that no individual or group can produce excellence without some sort of government oversight. And because of the customary mediocrity of socialist government, the Left knows it is no match for individual or group excellence in the arena of ideas.

    And the Left can point to the constant malaise in America as proof that American exceptionalism is dead. Of course they will never point to themselves as having a lot to do with it by destroying the financial system by using the Cloward-Piven strategy.
    2) Loving your sexual partner before having sex with him or her; making casual sex the norm and not the exception
    This is one of the most nefarious methods the Left has to create a dependent culture. It’s called the law of averages. So many young single women are going to go to bed with men and even if birth control is used like an insurance actuary they know the percentage of women who will get pregnant as a result of the sex act. And they know the percentage of young women who will have an abortion and those who will choose to keep their baby and raise it as a single parent.
    Politically, they have roped these young ladies in forever: Those who had an abortion want future young women to have the same opportunity they did and those who kept their baby become partially or entirely dependent on government, as the government takes on the role as a guardian to these young single mothers.
    The enemy of the Left are those young women (or men) who choose not to have sex or delay having sex or commit themselves to only having sex with someone they love.
    The Left wants to make ROMANTIC LOVE an anachonism and destroy it as a possibility for young lovers.
    3) The Republican Party/conservatives
    In football terms in the AFC East the Buffalo Bills haven’t made the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. A football team really become an anachonism when it consistently loses. And the goal of the Left now is to make it one in seven in 2016 and one in eight in 2020 of elections fought since 1992 where the Republicans have won the popular vote.
    At the start of the 20th century with the introduction of the automobile, sales of buggy whips spiralled downwards to the point they became an ANACHRONISM.  Generating fewer votes consistently than the Democrats in presidential cycles is essentially the same thing.
    The Democrats are the auto and they want us to become the buggy whips.
    4) Going to church on Sunday

    You break down the Gallup Weekly Summary and exit poll results and it clearly shows the Left has its greatest success among athiests, agnostics, backsliders, and occasional churchgoers (once a month) so it is incumbent on the Left to promote the idea that "remembering the Sabbath to keep it holy" is anachronistic and that we now live in a 24/7 culture where there is not enough time in the day to indulge or enjoy your narcissistic pleasures. In other words the Left wants an individual "to have other gods before Jehovah" and and wants them to break the first commandment on a consistent basis.

     The Left wants to establish SECULAR HUMANISM as the state religion in similar fashion as the Anglican Church is the state church of England. Ironically as the latter example has actually become an anachronism in Britain, the former is what the Left is pinning its hopes on long-term to win the votes of young people now being raised in God-fearing Christian and Jewish homes.

    And finally it is obvious that the Left want to make God an anachronism and declare Him dead and then send Him to Davy Jones’ locker.

    5) Marriage

    In the 2012 election the percentage of married people who voted as a percentage of the electorate went from 66% in 2008 to 60% in 2012 whereas in a zero-sum game the percentage of single folks went from 34% in 2008 to 40% in 2012.

    It would almost be impossible to break down the reason for such a monumental shift in both directions was due to a higher divorce rate or whether more Americans (especially folks between 18-30) are simply not getting married.  Or it could have been married folks didn’t show up at the polls and thus skewed the results. Like most things it probably is a combination of all three.

    Regardless, the Left was giving itself high-fives throughout election night and the days after when they found out this demographic breakdown based on marital status. And they realize if the breakdown had remained the same as 2008, Romney would have stood a chance of winning the election.

    And finally deeming marriage an anachronism ensures the Democrats will constantly win elections.

    6) Capitalism (free market economics)

    Socialists, communists and Marxists have consistently wanted to destroy the capitalist, free market system and impose its own authoritarian, top-down regulations in order to direct the economy to serve its own poliical ends. That is what environmental and climate change legislation and outlawing offshore drilling and drilling in ANWAR is all about. Make it more expensive or almost impossible to run a successful business due to government overregulation. Of course Obama and future Leftist presidents will always build in an exemption for their fellow travelers who engage in business.

    This is where CRONY CAPITALISM comes into play. The Left wants its friends to profit big time from quasi or full monopoly status and to in turn destroy the business prospects of its political enemies and make them poorer and less influential. 

    The Left’s goal is to cut off the money pipeline that feeds the GOP by destroying those multi-million and multi-billion businesses that provide the bulk of its financing during elections.

    7) The possession of guns in your own home

    This has been a huge target of the Left going back at least a century but because of the Second Amendment it has not been successful in curtailing this practice.

    They have tried everything to make this practice ANACHRONISTIC:

    a) "We don’t need to own guns in this modern age." We are no longer the Wild, wild West.

    b) Guns are much more powerful now and can do more damage so we have to regulate them.

    c) We have to get in step with the rest of the world and eliminate "gun culture" in America

    d) Nominate judges to the bench who will deem from on high that the ownership of guns is ANACHRONISTIC and that the Second Amendment is also anachronistic.

    e) The government will protect you from the big bad wolf. You don’t need to protect yourself.

    I’ll admit that the Left has not been successful to make private gun ownership totally ANACHRONISTIC but it won’t stop it from continually trying to make it happen.

    8) Competition

    The goal of the Left is to compartmentalize the idea of competition and reserve that for professional sports or Olympic competitions.

    But the Left seeks to make competition an ANACHRONISM in the marketplace, workplace, or the schoolroom or any actiivty where private citizens meet or congregate.

    Childrens’ games where the score is not important or kept, passing every child in the classroom to the next grade despite poor performance, and keeping employees in their jobs due to the color of their skin or their gender is part of this effort by the Left.

    What do you think Affirmative Action is all about? Neutralizing the concept of competition.

    Now from a global point of view why does the Left want competition de-emphasized amongst the very youngest of our society?

    Very simple: Socialist governments seek to impose a monopoly on election results. They don’t recognize the competition. Those who compete well when they are young may continue to compete well (in the political sphere) when they are adults.

    Make competition a vice rather than a virtue. Convince people competition is an evil not a blessing.  Declare competiion an anachronism and decadent.

    9) Rags to riches (the Horatio Alger mythology)

    I already touched on this in (1)  but the goal of the Left is to convince young and old alike that they are not capable in the modern world to dust themselves off and to pull themselves up from their bootstraps as their forefathers and female progenitors did in the days of old.

    The epttome of the definition of an ANACHRONISM: The pioneer, self-reliant spirit of yesteryear will not bring you the same success as enjoyed by your forebears. Instead you live in a modern, very complicated world where CLASS DISTINCTION is a way of life (especially for minorites) and those  who are perceived to be at the bottom end of the food chain need the help of government to survive because they are not capable of raising themselves up on their own.

    The maintenance of the "rags to riches" narrative is completely at odds with the socialist premise that nothing worthwhile happens in America without government input or support.

    10) I know this is a bit futuristic but the Left wants to make the birth of a child through the sexual union of a man and woman an ANACHRONISM and replace it with the union of a sperm and an egg in a test tube or Petri dish or whatever.  

    This is the Left’s ultimate fantasy: To control who enters the world and to prevent conservatives from breeding due to making a phony argument that the world is overpopulated and childbirth must be regulated at the source.

    And guess what: You will need to apply or qualify to have a child and when conservatives apply, they will be denied access to the laboratory. And if a male and female conservative try to have a baby "the old-fashioned way, they will be imprisoned for being an enemy of the people and indulging in counter-revolution. Only Leftists and those sympathetic to the government will be permiited to have children. And in two generations conservativism will go the way of the dodo bird and the passenger pigeon and become extinct.

    Sound far-fetched. Well if this iconoclast has one talent it is to completely understand the warped mind of our enemies and to truly understand how evil and Fascist these folks are in planning and implementing their nefarious schemes to destroy us.

    • misterlogic0013

       sums it up well  bullet proof guide to understanding the facts  / highway of knowledge. Important and simple stay loaded for bear we can defeat (debate) because we are on the right side of history .. smoke clears Sarah Palin / Tea Party standing ..

    • jerseymark

      I just continue to be amazed at your ability to keep coming up with ten points on any topic let alone the level of interest you generate time and time again. Thanks.

      • john norton

        Most of us with dedication to purpose are self motivated,friend…

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      This is excellent; thanks, techno!!

      Your #10 reminds me of Aldous Huxley’s "Brave New World," I think–though it has been decades since I read it.

      Your views are not exaggerated or far-fetched; you see right into the black minds and dead hearts of these enemies.

      Edit: Our great hope, IMHO, is that all of these nefarious schemes are against NATURE and NATURE’S GOD!!! I do not think these people will succeed!!

  • golfmom3

    Was this posted yesterday?  This is required reading because it succinctly lays out problems faced by right-thinking people everywhere in the world.  It is so well written, it was hard to pick out one illustrative sample (but here goes!):

    "As long as the left does its work, the moderate conservative leaders will always have a place, if not in the sun, than in the comfortable shade. They have no real enemies to the left. Their enemies are to the right.

    The left can raise their taxes, make them jump through regulatory hoops and turn their children into idiots. But the right can take away their positions. The left turns them into dinosaurs every twenty years, but the resurgence of the right can do that in two years. Their job, the job they take on to protect their job, isn’t to keep down the left, but to keep down the right so that it doesn’t embarrass them in front of the left or break apart the comfortable conservatism that they have built up.

    A revolutionary right would not be conservative. It would be a revolutionary movement that is less concerned with talking about how much better things were X years ago and more concerned with forcing a return to the way things were. It would not do this in the name of conserving anything, because it recognizes that there is hardly anything left to conserve, it would do this because it is natural and good, but more so it would do it because it is the only way out of the long fall.

    When such movements or figures emerge, often unready for the spotlight, it is the mainstream leaders who gang up and destroy them. In liberal societies where fighting the left is a dangerous sport, an activity constrained by the image concerns imposed by media overlords and social media meme mobs, right on right violence is the one safe sport. It is where they can unleash their full range of attacks, destroying those whose crime is the courage to seek real change, rather than their idyllic urban technocracy of skyscrapers and dot coms.

    When the bloody work is done, and the mainstream conservatives have their scalp, a political figure whom they can use to prove that the right is completely unready for mainstream politics and should leave the hard business of running for office to the experts, then the experts waddle out to the face the left, lose or break even, and then formulate a plan for winning by going to the left.

    It’s a sad state of affairs that repeats itself time and time again. The names change, the issues change, but the battles remain the same. While the left becomes radicalized, the right becomes marginalized. Even when the moderate conservatives win, their triumph rests in managing a system and a culture that serves the left, more than it does them. And toward the end, they become what they have hated, drifting slowly into liberalism, denouncing in angry fits of rage the resurgence of the right."

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, golfmom!

      Behold why the Left and the RINOs have conspired to try to stop Sarah.

      They will not stop her if the Lord fights on her side.

      God bless!!

  • c4pfan

    Do not forget that Hillary tesities today.  The GOP better stop treating her with kid gloves.

    • CBDenver

      Thanks for the reminder

    • john norton

      Im wondering if tht dosn’t include someone to escort her,you know tke her arm so she dont fall down and hurt herself agn… (snarc)

      • lindaroof

        Obviously, to me at least, she also had some facial "work" done while she was recupperating from the blood clot…She looks better than she has for years with smaller jowls, a stronger chin, a less wrinkly forehead, and tighter skin on her cheeks and around her eyes…She’s in for 2016, I have no doubt. The dems on the committee are using this as a praise fest, endlessly swooning about her hard work and the millions of miles she has traveled…blech…

        • john norton

          Sort a like wht they did with ‘Giffords’ U mean… Thats their solution to the whole mess,a pity party… ? Tht for sure friend dosnt butter any bread… !

        • blueniner

          Whats with those glasses, yikes….

  • Chris

    After rereading Palin’s post, I truly think she could make a bid for elected office with no typical campaigning, just social media posts!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Chris!!

      Her words do have POWER, IMHO, because her LIFE stands behind them–they are not just "hot air."

      She has powerful appeal to tens of millions of us–which is why the Left and the RINOs have tried to bury her!!

    • john norton

      Getting rid of Boehner as spkr and having some brave soul nominate the Gov. wld work too… not tht it wld ever happen but jst thinking out loud …

      • Pete Petretich

        I’m still in favor of Palin as Speaker of the House…

        • john norton

          Now tht would put some starch in their drawers… LOL

    • GeraldGoff

      sadly  a ‘bid’ is not the same as actually being elected to office.

        it is too early to use her recent post as a barometer of her ability to not engage in typical campaigning…to reachthat conclusion the post will have  to receive much more than its current level of ‘likes’, ‘shares’ and ‘comments–which stand at 7202, 36219, and 3071 respectivaly at this moment.  and a good portion of the comments are responses to other comments that have been deleted by sarahs moderators.

      as someone posted yesterday about crawfords advice to sarah…she may be able to win a party nomination…but probably not the general election for president. 

      imo As much as we would like for it to be otherwise, the ground swell is just not there to propel sarah anywhere  near tofederal  elected office.

      • wodiej

        I don’t want someone who does "typical" campaigning.

      • Chris

        um not sure you took my post as it was intended…her post has more substance to it than most political speeches that have been gone over for weeks to refine them…

        I know that she would not be able to mount a campaign with just facebook posts and tweets.  It was just an expression of how great her posts are…

        As for the "groundswell" not being there, well we did just get done innaugurating the president for the next 4 years….no many are giving much thought to 2016.

        And, if she declared she was running, the interst in her posts would grow exponentially…just like they did leading up to and after October 2011.

        But once again…this was not a hey look she can just post a few times to facebook and become president…it was about the substance and the person behind it…

    • Pete Petretich

      Followed up by surprise appearances like this Friday at the march?

    • john norton

      Since the RNC GOPe threw the election bk in 08 she remains in the cat birds seat,its still hers to do wht she will…

  • c4pfan

    I can’t find much about the other time Hillary testified and she couldn’t remember anything!  Rush made a parody song about it Try to Remember, but there is nothing about what it was about.

    • Budvarakbar

       uh — whitewater I believe — yeh the song was great — I am sure Rush will resurrect it today or tomorrow when he reports on her current lie fest.

  • CBDenver

    Great article highlighting crony capitalism

    "The media too often see Washington battles as Big Business vs Big Government. This is usually not the case. Often it’s Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business."

    "Big Business tends to do well when government intervenes. Small business dies.
    Big Business can afford the added costs of regulations. It can hire up the former senators as its lobbyists to tweak the rules. It can hire the former Food & Drug Administration Commissioners as its lawyers to work around the rules. And it will always get a disproportionate amount of the subsidies."

    Whenever politicians talk about "business/government partnership" what they really mean is government protecting big business against competition via regulation in exchange for political support.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, CB.

    • Pete Petretich


      The Beltway is such a bloody racket. I hope that when Sarah finally really runs for President that she COMPLETELY runs against the Washington, DC Jacuzzi…

  • TexS2012

    Can anyone give me Sarah Palin addresses.
    Her Office (not sure about the PO Box)
    And the SarahPac mailing address.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      I think this is right for the PO Box, TexS:

      The Honorable Sarah Palin

      Governor of Alaska, Emerita

      P.O. Box 871235

      Wasilla, AK  99687

      Edit: Maybe someone else can confirm it or correct it!

      • TexS2012

        Thank you Brian and good morning! That confirms the box number for me.
        I have also seen the heading as, The Office of Sarah Palin.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          You are most welcome, TexS, and good morning!

      • Pete Petretich

        That sounds right. I sent her a one-page letter last year at the office address and got a personalized reply. I recall hearing that she still gets lots of letters at the Wasilla address.

        Sarah PAC also has an office in Alexandria, VA.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, Pete!!

  • stlouisix

    McCarthy: The Last Time the Senate Passed a Budget ‘The iPad Hadn’t Even Been Introduced’

    Your words ring hollow, McCarthy, you fraud! If you care so much about the damage that Obama is doing to America, then why do you, Boehner and Cantor go out of your way to cave to Obama on everything after the smoke clears when you, as a member of the House, as a member of the House leadership, controlling the purse strings could have put a stop to Obama’s fiscal destruction of America from within in a heartbeat by DEFUNDING IT as you promised to do? The sane understand that there is no need to take a vote to raise the debt ceiling for any reason, least of all Comrade Obama’s scare tactics into intimidating the sorry likes of you to do so when the only way America could default is if Obama’s Treasury decided not to pay the interest on the debt for which there is revenue in abundance to do so, and still pay all the essentials which, per my understanding, Obama is obliged to constitutionally do!

    I have a simple question for you, McCarthy. Just how is decreasing Obama’s out of control America destroying spending on his morally bankrupt Marxist Socialist agenda driving up the debt in the trillions annually going to happen when your pathetic House leadership, Obama enablers all, continue to give him a blank check to do so? Just what is it that you don’t understand about the Fundamental Philosophical Principal of Non-Contradiction in that "Something cannot ‘be’ and ‘not be’ at the same time in the same respect?" You cannot claim concern about reducing spending when you make increasing spending so easy, i.e.,
    we all weren’t born yesterday, McCarthy!

    In short, the only chance that America has to get out of this country killing debt is when you, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McConnell are replaced by those who have the courage and love America enough to stop a despot masquerading as president from willfully destroying it from

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks and good morning, stlouisix!

    • Guest

       Wonderful rant! Take a bow.

    • Ron Brown

      The current GOP has no leadership. These are go-along-to-get-along LINO (leaders in name only). As techno so well defined. They are comfortable in the shade the left has allowed them to have.

      • john norton

        Represenative Steve King frm Iowa,Louis Gommer and a few more could start a ‘coup de ta"…

      • Pete Petretich

        At first I thought LINO meant "Limousine Intoxicated Non-Offenders"…

  • nkra

    The Emperor may bypass Congress to implement climate change agenda.  Is this even a story anymore?!!  The new norm…..

  • Polarbearpapa

    Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner

  • Polarbearpapa

    A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely
    overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common
    enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when
    once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their
    liberties to the first external or internal invader.

    Samuel Adams

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, Polarbearpapa, and good morning!

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