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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Saturday to you all!!

    Below are two citations. The first is drawn from Chuck, Sr.’s and Chuck, Jr.’s beautiful book "Our Sarah." The second is drawn from Volume Two of the magnificent biography of Sir Winston Churchill, "The Last Lion," written by William Manchester. This second volume is entitled "Alone."

    These two citations will be followed by letter O in the "Latin Sarah" series, which I have been presenting again from last spring and summer.

    Have a great weekend!

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!

    Brianus

    THE GOVERNOR’S DAD SPEAKS IN "OUR SARAH"; WILLIAM MANCHESTER ON CHURCHILL

    This is Sarah’s dad on p. 278 of "Our Sarah": "Sarah, however, is not like me. She doesn’t like the way she was treated, but she’s not interested in retreating, either. Like Clem, her grandfather, Sarah is a fighter with a clear sense of moral certainty. For her, life has presented very few gray areas. Most of the time, she sees things only as right or wrong. Rarely has she confronted a situation with ambiguity. That sense of moral certainty has been one of her greatest strengths. It has also made her a lightning rod for criticism and attack from those who see the world through amoral eyes."

    And now here is William Manchester on p. 683 of "The Last Lion," Volume Two, "Alone", about Churchill: "He was ever the impassioned Manichaean, seeing life and history in primary colors, like Vittore Carpaccio’s paintings of St. George; a believer in absolute virtue and absolute malevolence, in blinding light and impenetrable darkness, in righteousness and wickedness–or rather in the forces of good AGAINST (italics in original) the forces of evil, for the two would always be in conflict and be therefore forever embattled."

    Sir Winston Churchill was a fighter, a LION, who saved Britain and the West from the horror of Adolf Hitler and Nazism, when all seemed lost.

    Our dear Governor is a fighter and a LIONESS, who, I believe, will help to save the American Republic from the dark forces that threaten to envelop and devour her.

    In that spirit, I present again (with the editing of a few words) …

    SARAH OBNIXA: SARAH THE STEADFAST/SARAH THE RESOLUTE

    Yes, and how steadfast she has been ever since those first hours in the late summer of ’08. Who among us could show and manifest even a slight sliver and fraction of the faithful courage she has shown to all of America?!?

    Even before her RNC VP acceptance speech, a massive and malicious effort was launched, if you remember, hours or even minutes after her first appearance in Dayton, Ohio on Sarah Palin Day, 29 August, 2008. Her relatively brief remarks on that bright and brilliant day foreshadowed the magnificent oration that was coming five days later. From the start, the enemies of America clearly perceived and understood the threat this lady posed to all their carefully crafted plans and schemes. They did everything they could in the five days between Dayton and St. Paul, Minnesota to force her out as the GOP VP candidate. They could not move nor budge nor intimidate Sarah the Steadfast.

    Then on the night of her speech, 3 September, the Governor was confronted with the potential disaster of a failed (sabotaged??) teleprompter. Was a seeming catastrophe like this going to keep Sarah from delivering one of greatest orations in American political history?? HELL NO!!! She came through like a champion and heroine, and in the space of about forty-five minutes won the hearts of tens of millions of ordinary Americans–and scared the daylights, and everything else, out of the corrupt power-mongers in BOTH political parties. Who, who among us can ever forget moments like the "lipstick" remark or the "Styrofoam Greek columns" phrase in this wonderful speech??

    Then, when Senator McCain foolishly, as seems evident, suspended his campaign in the face of the mid-September financial crisis (which was perhaps engineered precisely to overthrow the threat the Governor of Alaska posed to the Corrupt Bastards Club of DC), it was the Lady of the North Country, with a truly Washingtonian and Churchillian spirit and fortitude, who cried forth in effect "WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER," as she continued to fight against obama, to denounce him and his radical associates, down to the final dregs and days and hours of the doomed campaign.

    Sarah and McCain "lost" this election, but in a sense America won for the long-term, because the great heart of an American heroine and patriot was revealed for all to see on the field of battle of that desperate ’08 struggle.

    So, obama was "inaugurated," and with the help of his cronies in Congress, began to implement his foul plans for the "fundamental transformation" of America.

    Who opposed him … Who!?!

    It was, IMHO, Sarah Palin, more than any other American, who refused to sing the obligatory praises of the new "messiah," refused to surrender to the miasma of defeat and despair, and set about resolutely to MINIMIZE the damage caused to our nation by his "election."

    Her courageous resignation in July of ’09 from the job she loved, the Governorship of Alaska, so that she could RELOAD and follow a different and unique path and course of combat;

    Her Going Rogue book tour in the last weeks of the same year of ’09, unforgettable for the thousands and thousands of ordinary Americans whom she greeted and inspired along the icy and snowy course of her travels;

    Her tireless and triumphant efforts for the 2010 midterm elections, which the Establishment has tried to blot out and obliterate from the memory of the country;

    Her magnificent and monumental Madison, Wisconsin oration of April, 2011, when she hurled the challenge and defiance of the United States of America right into the teeth of the Marxist usurper in the White House;

    All these battle strokes, and so many other fearless and faithful acts, have kept the bright fires of hope alive in so many minds and hearts that America can indeed recover from a figure who may fairly be called the worst "president" in our history!!!

    May the Lord bless and protect always the plucky and spunky and spirited young girl from Alaska who has grown into a tower and bulwark of strength and defiance for the American People against the cowards and traitors of both political parties who care nothing at all, as it seems, for the country in which they were privileged to be born.

    Whether it comes to pass in 2016, as I ardently hope and pray and believe, or later, I firmly believe that Sarah Obnixa, Sarah the Steadfast and Resolute, will be the President of these United States, and will take her place in the Legion of Honor, the Valhalla of Heroes and Heroines that is reserved for those who loved God and Faith and Country more than self; who refused in the time of their sojourn on this Earth ever to lie or to surrender; who were indeed the glory of their generation, the "Glory of Their Times"!!!!

    • FredHeadBill

       Dear Brother; God has put Governor Palin in the light but the media craves darkness. Comrade Obama and his allies in the complicit GOPe would like to do away with Tea Party trouble makers, as they both wish to keep running up the Nation’s debt. I wait and wonder what seemingly inconsequential action by these villains will proceed the cataclysmic failure of our Nation. Then in faith I remember Esther a humble woman who step forward to save her people from destruction. America needs Governor Palin to be President, I believe faithfully this will happen.

      "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." William Jennings Bryan

      THEPALINREVOLUTION2013

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you, FHB!!!!

        The Lord willing, Sarah will indeed be our Esther!!

        God bless, Brother!!

    • palin45potus

      As we now know, there was a concerted effort by jealous members of her own party who were happy to sink daggers into her back right from the beginning.

      Thankfully, she survived this, and those efforts exposed the perpetrators to all of us.  The GOP really hasn’t been the same since.  They can’t command us like they did back then, because we have seen a TRUE Patriot and she’s made them look like the small people that they are in comparison.  They have resorted to the tactics of the sewer-rats that they are, while she has comported herself with dignity and grace.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, 45!!

        As YOU stated so well sometime last year, the GOPe ardently wish that they could obliterate from our memory the forty-five minutes of her "Lipstick" oration … but they cannot; WE SHALL NEVER FORGET.  There is no putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

        Sarah is like a great wine that exposes by contrast the inferiority of lesser labels; she is like a great poet who exposes by contrast the inferiority of lesser writers; she is like a great QB who exposes by contrast the inferiority of lesser signal-callers.

        • CharterOakie

          Amen, bro!

      • CharterOakie

        Perfect P45P.  Your comments are always great.  This is one of the best imo.  Thanks!

      • lyndaaquarius

        I’ll never forget Karl Rove’s vile "snot" remark in reference to Governor Palin’s opinions. I doubt he’ll ever recover from that stupid and angry retort.Millions of us trust Sarah Palin and her abilities and her judgements. We don’t feel the same about Rove and his ilk.

    • blueniner

      Very beautifully written. I would give 1000 likes. I see the vision of Sarah jump off those words as I read them.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Niner!!

        It’s too bad about your Niners, but that was a great comeback, and Colin Kaepernick seems to have a bright future.

        Well, you now have defending World Champ SF Giants baseball to look forward to!

        • blueniner

          Thanks Brian, yes it was a big dissapointment to be 5 yards out from a possible Superbowl victory. I guess what bothered me most, it broke the franchise’ string of SB victories for the 49ers.
          The first half had all the makings of a blow out. Going in I didnt feel confident, the Ravens had a bit of that roll or destiny they were on, and the Niners two past games, Atlanta and GreenBay exposed a weakness to coverage in the secondary, and it got exploited in the playoffs and Super Bowl. Im sure it will be an area of change either through free agency or the draft coming up…. Yeah Im ready for Baseball, and this WBC league coming up in March. I think things will be bright for your A-s as they had a good run last season, Melvin is a good manager and there is some young talent on the team.

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            Thanks, Niner, re my A’s!!!

            Yes, I think the MLB Channel is covering the WBC–should be a good preliminary to NL and AL ball in April!!

    • lyndaaquarius

      your stirring words are full of truth and power. The expression "power-mongers" is fantastic and must be repeated over and over. They are totally animated and motivated by the attainment of power. Mongers is right on!. You’re so right, in addition to everything else, Governor Palin brings moral force to the table. Our nation is languishing for want of moral force. Benghazi is such a low moment for America. Somehow, justice will prevail.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Lynda!!

    • CharterOakie

      Ave frater fidelis eloquensque.

      Fabulous!  Sorry it took me so long to get back to your extraordinary comment.

      Sarah Obnixa!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Gratias tibi multas ago, Frater Fidelis!!

        Have a great Sunday.

        Benedicat te tuosque Deus semper!!

        Sarah Obnixa!!

  • 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.
    ——–

    Jobs

    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.
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    Energy

    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.
    ——–

    Education

    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.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

    • ZH100

      Governor Palin’s executive accomplishments in list form.

      http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/06/governor-palins-executive-accomplishments.html

      • blueniner

        Thanks Z…

        • ZH100

           You are welcome, blueniner

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you so much, ZH, for your faithful work in support of the Governor and in vindication and defense of her REAL record!!!

      Good morning and God bless!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus and good morning!

  • ZH100
  • MaMcGriz

    Onward. Ever onward.

    There are trails to break and preparations to make.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, Ma!!!

  • Alameda Republican

    I’m sick of hearing people talk about other possible conservative PACs like that of Joe Walsh. SarahPAC dominated in 2010 and I think it will do so again in 2014. After that everyone will be talking about Sarah right as people get serious about the Pres in 2016. Leave it to Sarah to come up with a beautiful master plan. I don’t see anyone, especially Roobio, coming off as a stronger conservative candidate than Sarah. You can tell that Rove is desperately trying to stop Sarah. It won’t work!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, Alameda!!!

      NOTHING will stop Sarah if, as I believe, it is the Lord’s Will that she become our President!!

    • Leroy Whitby

      You’ve got a good point. It’s a very effective way to give political donations. Palin did more with 5 million than Rove did with 400 million.

    • AZStandingBy

      She can use SarahPAC for other candidates, for sure. She just cant use it for her own campaign. If she really starts touting SarahPAC and does some serious fundraising, that’s cool.
      To run the TV ads and videos etc to counter the RINOS candidates you need 10s of millions. Sarah will do it on a shoestring Im sure.

  • John_Frank

    Good morning,

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Good morning and High Five, JF!!!

      I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • FredHeadBill

      Good Morning, from just a little chilly Florida.

      I Stand with Sarah Palin.

  • John_Frank

    A few items for your morning reading pleasure.

    Idaho legislator wants Atlas Shrugged on school reading list
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/idaho-legislator-wants-atlas-shrugged-on-school-reading-list/#more

    A start.

    Flaws found in US missile shield against Iran
    One fix for European-based interceptors has been ruled out as technically unfeasible, while another could be diplomatically explosive
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/flaws-found-in-us-missile-shield-against-iran/

    Not good at all.

    TSG IntelBrief: Year of Decision on Iran Part 1 US and International Factors
    http://soufangroup.com/briefs/details/?Article_Id=486

    TSG IntelBrief: Year of Decision on Iran Part 2 Iranian Factors
    http://soufangroup.com/briefs/details/?Article_Id=489

    An interesting analysis. Not sure that I agree, but time will tell.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Scary re the missle shield–thanks, JF.

  • ZH100

    Excellent read!
    ————

    ‘Greta: About Those People Claiming Sarah Palin Cost John McCain the Election’

    From the article:

    "This time Greta does the heavy lifting. She’s using Fox News polls, which I find tend to understate Republican support when polling against a democrat. But even their polls show a sustained 6 point bump for the campaign, one that put them ahead of Obama for the first time, right after Sarah was chosen, and gave her masterful speech at the Republican convention.

    McCain would maintain this lead until the financial meltdown, and he decided to suspend his campaign to head off to Washington without a real plan of action. It was a fatal mistake and one a smart campaign manager would have advised against, but we’re talking Steve Schmidt here, so smarts don’t enter into the equation."

    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/greta-about-those-people-claiming-sarah-palin-cost-john-mccain-the-election/

  • ZH100
    • Leroy Whitby

      “My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." Dune by Frank Herbert.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Hey folks, thought I’d bring up Marco Rubio today, since I wrote about him in a thread over at Scoop’s.  Also, an excellent piece by Jeffrey Lord on Toad Blossom (see what I did there?).

    Here’s what I wrote at Scoop’s:
    ———————–8<————————-
    Look, you folks know I've been tough on Rubio since before he managed to unseat Charlie Crist in the primary.  But I think the level of rhetoric against him is a bit over the top here.

    Let's clarify a few things.

    1) The term RINO is about as useful as the term Jackass in defining someone, when it comes to their principles, their record, and their statements. I think it is a useful term when describing people collectively, such as the RINOs running the party right now.  But it isn't useful at all when describing individuals.  Especially when the individuals in question are good, reliable conservative votes when it comes down to the really important stuff.

    2) Republicans are a very fractious party right now. The factions include (but are not limited to):
       A) The old, "Rockerfeller" Republicans
       B) Beltway "Masthead" and Columnist Republicans
       C) Neo-Cons
       D) Cotton Conservatives
       E) Reagan Conservatives
       F) Values Conservatives
       G) Buchanan Conservatives
       H) libertarian/fiscal conservatives
       I) neo-libertarians

    The old, "Rockerfeller" Republicans are not Conservatives.  They never were.  A notable example is David Brooks. Rubio is clearly not a Rockerfeller Republican.  Neither is Rubio like the folks at National Review, Weekly Standard, or the Washington Post.  Those folks are waffly, moderate-leaning, untrustworthy counselors who cannot take an unshakeable stand on anything short of slavery, war, or murder.

    Rubio is not a Neo-con. He’s very different from those folks.  Nor is he part of Rove’s Cotton Conservative movement (go read Jeffrey Lord’s most excellent column describing those folks). Remember, Rove and the insiders wanted Crist.

    Where we mostly have trouble with Rubio is in regard to the Reagan style of Conservatism and also among the Buchananites.  This is why I invented the term "Values Conservatives".  Rubio is the best example of a Values Conservative that I can think of now.  He can articulate like Reagan, but he doesn’t accept the challenge of defending Liberty like Reagan did.  Rubio is a solid, values conservative, and we need more people like him, especially in congress.  His only failing is, sadly, exactly the same failing Romney had: he’s not a champion of Restoration.  Not so far, at least.

    So I think we are wise to worry about the man, especially as the standard-bearer heading into 2016.  But I do not want to lose him or his followers just because he isn’t a Restoration guy.  We’ll leave that critical work to Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and possibly Rand Paul (I’m not convinced Rand’s a full-bore Restoration guy, either, but he’s closer than Rubio).

    (EDIT: I’m not ignoring the other fine folks, like Ted Cruz, et. al.  I just don’t have Sean Hannity’s excellent memory for rattling off lists of names and events.  You folks can fill in the blanks here, if you would)
    ———————–>8————————-

    Now, regarding Jeffrey Lord’s article, I think he coined a term that must be spread far and wide: Cotton Conservatives. Let me re-link that here:

    Jeffrey Lord:
    Karl Rove and the Cotton Conservatives
    (print version)

    Mr. Lord has been all over this one, and I recommend his other articles on it, too. Rove is like a disease at this point.

    • Leroy Whitby

      The problem with Rubio for me personally is that I oppose amnesty. I don’t believe we come back from 11 to 20 million new voters for the left and ultimately their children being made citizens.

      • AZStandingBy

        and amnesty fits with the above stated problem with rubio. he is not a restoration guy. you dont restore america by allowing 11 million people ill gotten citizenship. you restore america by closing our borders and defending our sovereingty.

        this above analysis of rubio is thoughtful and useful

      • jester2939

        Exactly!!!! The Democrats will have permanent control.

      • senator20526

         And the worst part…secured borders..will never happen. They already have reduced spending and manpower on the border..Apparently, the border is as secure as it ever will be..This is not acceptable to this Arizonian or to the many thousand, who live close to the border…Want to see dems drop the amnesty deal….insert that the illegals have to wait 25 years to be able to vote…

        • Leroy Whitby

          I didn’t know that. That really stinks.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        You aren’t alone, there.

    • Guest

      The problem with Rubio is that he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He talks like a Reagan conservative but is backed by the corrupt Bush mafia and is " jonesin" for the power they can reward him with because he sold his soul.

      The country is on the brink. We have no time to spare for greedy pigs who are driven to be drunk with their own power.

      Rubio is no patriot. Rubio is just out for Rubio. Maybe at another time in the history of our nation we could endure a career opportunist. However, at the moment, our nation is in dire need of unselfish patriots who are going to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty and get to the serious business of reforming. No snake oil salesmen need apply.

      Conservatives are presently positioned where the gopE needs us more than we need them. We haven’t been here since Reagan. This is no time to retreat. We have Mark Levin, Jeffrey Lord and other members of the Reagan administration putting their careers on the line and violently pushing back HARD against the corrupt Bush mafia. We should follow their lead and push back just as hard.

      Rubio is NO bridge and we know it.

      The Bush mafia tried to appease us with Ryan, now they moved a little more to the right and are trying with Rubio. Too bad! Move all the way to the freakin’ right and give us a true valiant, unselfish reformer or get run over.

      Sorry I absolutely refuse to retreat when I have never been in a better bargaining position before.

      AND, I am reminded at this time of how even when Reagan managed to secure the nomination at the convention the corrupt Rockefeller Republicans were pushing for a dual presidency with Gerald Ford. They are never going to give up. Eff them! No deal. Push back. "We win, they lose!"

      Marco, you backed the wrong horse. You reared in the starting gate and got left at the post.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        I’ve seen a lot of "turncoat" and "corrupt" and "Bush" accusations aimed at Rubio, but so far, no data to support any of it. So that sounds too much like Ron Paul’s style for me.

        Remember, Rove and the GOPe wanted Rubio gone. I put the Bush folks in that same group of Cotton Conservatives, so the supposed "Bush" connection to Rubio simply isn’t there. The Bush faction did not support him. I’m sure he remembers this quite clearly.

        I’m just going by what I can see, and what I can’t see. I see a guy with strong, conservative "values," but no recognition of the Constitution’s origins.

        I hope he gets with the program.

    • Lynda

      My problem with Rubio is see to much of him , if turn the TV on there he is or if not him someone is talking about him. You know he could be good but with the GOPe pushing him on me and all us I am already tired of hearing him and about him. Instead of doing the job he was elected he already champaign for another one and we are going to have 4 years of this… Oh he gets paid while doing this .

      • blueniner

        You are so right, this is the Roooobio overkill. Hannuty almost daily gives what I call "Rooobio Mentions" RMs if you will, I counted 10 RMs in one radio show. He slides the name in  refrences to other topics like say a Tea Party disscussion, it can be any random topic.

      • jester2939

        Yes – I DON’T trust the GOP push! Why would they promote an anti establishment, Tea Party conservative? They had that in Sarah, who has international name recognition, but they shut her out and lied about her. Rubio may be a nice and capable guy, but the GOP’s motive here is highly suspect.

  • overthecoastline

    Two days until Sarah’s birthday. 

    Please consider making whatever donation you can to SarahPAC on February 11th.  Let’s show Sarah that her legions of fans will not stop until she takes the presidency in the 2016 election.  A money bomb on her birthday – February 11th – is a great first step in that direction, and makes an excellent gift for the governor who has given so much.  

    A $20.16 donation x a million fans = one overwhelming birthday present, and a whole lotta love coming Sarah’s way from us, her most faithful fans.  Let’s join together and send the signal: WE WANT SARAH IN 2016.

    • cudaforever

      Great Idea overthecoasline !! I will donate on the day !! SARAH AMERICA !! SARAH FOREVER !! 

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, Billy!!!

        • cudaforever

          Good Morning Brian !! 

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            Good morning, Billy!!

          • blueniner

            Love the Sarah reading the paper on the "Today Show "avatar……LOL

    • sodakhic

      Getting my $49 ready.

    • senator20526

       Please post this request on her facebook page….thanks.

    • CharterOakie

      Thanks for the reminder.  Made a donation yesterday and will donate $49 on her birthday.

      Call it $20.16 x 2.something or other.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    And a bit of humor (sans bridle) from the UK, based on the recent horse meat in hamburger business.

    (H/T James Taranto’s thingy at the WSJ)

    • cudaforever

       Thanks K-Bob, My Mom is English so I’ve been to a few Tesco’s. Too funny !! but not if you were eating the burgers. I wonder what the Queen thinks since she is a big Horse lover :(

      • hrandym

         Horse meat.  Is it any good?  Never tried it, but I would if I had to.  Probably pretty lean.

        • Freempg

          Tastes like chicken.

          • Polarbearpapa

            Is that chicken cooked in Missed-skeet sauce?

          • barracuda43

            As does frog legs!

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        She are not amused.

  • mark1955

    http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/defense-distributed-unveils-new-3d-printed-gun-magazine-cuomo-video.php  This Brilliant young Patriot by the name of Cody Wilson,is on a mission to develop downloadable plans for 3d printable Firearms and magazines. He wants to prove to Obama,Feinstein and Cuomo among other’s, that the genie is out of the bottle on Firearms and there is nothing you can do to stop us from exercising our God Given Second Ammendment Rights. Wilson is trying to prove this,by making it possible for anyone from the comfort of their homes anywhere in the world,to be able to print out a workable Firearm as long as they have access to a 3D printer.Now i would not ever suggest any one do this, but later this weekend at this site,      http://defensedistributed.com/ Wilson is going to unveil his AR-15 High capacity magaine called, "Cuomo" after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his near unenforceable Ban on high capacity magazines and assault weapons. Now apparently if you download this,then program it into a 3D printer,several hours later you have a High capacity magazine.

      Also, Wilson is almost near to perfecting an AR-15 lower receiver,which is basically the Firearm. It is the only part of a firearm that has a serial number and has the trigger housing. Minus the receiver, everything else is not considered the Firearm such as the Buttstock and barrell is easy to pick-up whether you have a CCW or not. This site and technology would be a Tyrants worst nightmare.

    This information i am putting out here is strictly for informational purposes only and as i said before when Mr.Wilson puts this information on his site i am not suggesting that you go on there and Download the incredibly easy and accessable and useful information that is on this Site.

  • Pete Petretich

    After watching the Ben Carson video last night, and then sleeping on it, now I see more than ever that there is a two-party system in this country:

    The party of BANKRUPTCY and CRONYISM

    and

    the party of FREEDOM and RESPONSIBILITY.

    (Btw, I am not talking about Democrats and Republicans!)

    "Blue Skies"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6cZKcRhQes

  • Pete Petretich

    Michael patrick leahy was burning the midnight oils last night:

    "REAGAN STAFFERS COUNTER ROVE’S CLAIM TO DIRECTING 1980 TEXAS CAMPAIGN"
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/08/Rove-s-Claim-He-Was-Director-of-the-Texas-Campaign-for-Reagan-in-1980-Debunked-by-Texas-Campaign-Manager

    "NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID ‘NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL’"
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/08/NY-Times-calls-on-Harry-Reid-to-remove-Menendez-from-Foreign-Relations-committee-chairmanship

  • hrandym

    Why isn’t Sarah in the poll above?  Every time I vote for here it tells me I have already voted.  Hey, if anyone, including election officials can vote twice for anyone, why can’t I?

    I have a few other questions, but they all have to do with accountability of Government officials, primarily a President, regarding "Fast and Furious" and Bengazi.  What kind of a crime does one have to commit in order to receive justice: a traffic ticket?  Who was the enemy at Bengazi?

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Of course, I signed the petition and forwarded it to everyone on my email list. And those are the same criminals who think nothing of killing innocent civilians by the scores, and even by the hundreds. Throwing an innocent and good man into prison is nothing to them.

    I am more and more impressed by Bristol’s development into a sensitive and intelligent young woman.

    Please read this. The Obama administration would like to turn us into the same kind of police state they have in Iran. Think not? Then read it:

    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/08/10/ndaa-the-most-important-lawsuit-in-american-history-that-no-one-is-talking-about/

    "Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA.  In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year (LBB – he means 2011), allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial.  At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it.  Thanks pal!

    ‘In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May.  The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others.  While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the 1st Amendment.  By having a law on the books that allows the government to arbitrarily lock anyone up and throw away the key, the government is actually trying to instill enough fear in people that they self-censor speech and become too afraid to criticize the criminal elite political and economic oligarchy.

    ‘Tangerine Bolen is one the lead plaintiffs in the suit against the government and she penned a powerful piece for the UK’s Guardian.  Here are some key quotes:

    ‘"I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.

    ‘In a May hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawyers asserted even more extreme powers – the right to disregard entirely the judge and the law. On Monday 6 August, Obama’s lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that, as of this writing, has been scarcely reported.

    ‘Judge Forrest had ruled for a temporary injunction against an unconstitutional provision in this law, after government attorneys refused to provide assurances to the court that plaintiffs and others would not be indefinitely detained for engaging in first amendment activities. At that time, twice the government has refused to define what it means to be an “associated force”, and it claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of this term, or clear boundaries of power under this law.

    ‘This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying. Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s section 1021 – the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial – has not been applied by the US government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest’s injunction".

    You got that? There is an embedded video at the end of the article. It is a short interview with one of the lawyers handling the case for the plaintiffs.

    They have already attacked the 1st amendment right to freely pracitce religion (with Obamacare), are attacking the 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms, have already decimated the property rights delineated in the 4th and 5th amendments (in the Filburn and Kelo decisions), and now want to eliminate habeus corpus and the right to free speech contained in the 1st amendment, as well as obliterate our 6th amendment right to "a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury…".

    Do you see a pattern here? Do you see anyone in the press reporting on any of it?

    This is what you get when a Harvard law grad gets his chance to "fundamentally transform" his own country from a democratic republic into a radically progressive police state, with a radically "progressive" journalistic community that has deliberately abdicated its responsibility to inform the public.

    "News is what people want to keep hidden; everything else is publicity." – Bill Moyers

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Laddie!

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        You are most welcome, Brianus. 

        I can’t believe the SC will uphold the NDAA, but I am afraid that the "rule of law" administration will simply ignore a ruling that goes against them. Now, that really would be an impeachable offense, but I wonder if the Congress has got the guts to stand up for us and our rights. The polls, you know, and then there are the mid-terms next year.

        There are some indications that the administration is ignoring the judge’s injunction, even now.

        • MaMcGriz

           I feel certain Congress lacks the guts.

          So that leaves the military.

          ?

          • Laddie_Blah_Blah

            "So that leaves the military."

            Or us.

    • Polarbearpapa

       "The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. "

      Vladimir Lenin
       

    • dave7777

      The way you end the article with Moyers quote, it looks like he wrote the article. This is one of the scariest articles I have read. Add to it the ammunition stockpiling by the Obama Administration and it makes it even more scary. Why do we have to get this kind of news from the UK?
      The question is will this knowledge ever be imparted to the unknowing and uncaring public?

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        No way Moyers had a hand in that article. His quote, ironically, is the motto for the web site which I linked to for the article. I used it for the irony of having a progressive messenger deliver that particular message.

        "The question is will this knowledge ever be imparted to the unknowing and uncaring public?"

        We have to do it. Besides posting it here, I sent it to everyone on my email list, and at least one of those folks has already emailed back telling me she is emailing it to all of her contacts, as well. Spread the word. We have the right to free speech, so nothing can stop us from using it – yet.

        • lyndaaquarius

          we must insure that it is never forgotten.

    • MaMcGriz

      See? This is what happens when we let our 14th Amendment get pushed to the sidelines. Ours got benched in 1987.

      More amnesty, anyone?

      Excellent stuff, Laddie. Thank you.

  • stlouisix

    More holes in White House denial of arms to jihadists
    Plan supported by top leaders of CIA, Pentagon, State
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/more-holes-in-white-house-denial-of-arms-to-jihadists/

    WHO gave the order for that Navy SEAL to STAND DOWN when he wanted to come to the immediate aid of those under attack at Benghazi, and WHY was that order given? Why was NO HELP ORDERED to the save the lives of those under attack at Benghazi when resources were available to do so that were a FEW HOURS away at the most? This whole thing stinks to high Heaven, and the answers to those questions should be demanded for the sake of justice for the fallen and their families with those responsible for the deaths of Four Americans left to hang out to dry by a TRAITOROUS government prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

    Look out! ‘Islamists kidnapped the revolution’
    Middle East expert: Arab Spring is certain to implode
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/look-out-islamists-kidnapped-the-revolution/

    This is what happens when you encourage the mob in The Middle East, creating an
    order-of-magnitude more chaos in a region that didn’t need it, thereby
    eviscerating any semblance of stability and sanity that formerly existed, which
    matters not to pro-Islam Barack Hussein Obama who’s, no doubt, positively giddy
    at this news as communists need chaos to survive!

    Bloody hands: The Southern Poverty Law Center
    Exclusive: Matt Barber asks if SPLC isn’t intentionally inciting anti-Christian violence
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/bloody-hands-the-southern-poverty-law-center/

    The Southern Morally Impoverished Law Center basically classifies any individual as a member of a hate group who doesn’t immediately kowtow to their Godless radical left ideology – the common good of the country be damned! Kind of like what Obama is doing to anyone who opposes his willful destruction of a free America from within, which is why Obama, his minions, and his morally bankrupt servants like the SMILC, must be opposed every time that they rear their heads in the public square on any level, local, state, and federal, demanding that we obey unjust laws against "the laws of nature, and nature’s God" necessary for the moral order, recognized in The Preamble to The Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers as necessary for America’s survival, a Declaration whose conclusion put a premium for its support on a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence!

    • john norton

      And now …Clinton to Kerry…The fiasco at our embassy in bengazzi was preventable…after the fall of their dictator the rag tag’s should hve ben disbanded and were not,were allowed to roam free and make trouble,a blind man could see where it was headed for and tht was after the good thing we did at saving bengazzi frm enormous bloodshed… A big ‘frack-up by the state dept all the way up to the president being AWOL during the event…

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    The kiss of death? That would be an endorsement from Karl Rove. A rallying cry for an unknown GOP conservative? That would be an attack from Karl Rove:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340165/blowback-grass-roots-katrina-trinko

    Anyone paying attention could have predicted this. In fact, someone on this very site did just that a couple of days ago. Let me see, who was that guy? Oh, yeah, it was yours truly.

    • Guest

       Good call, now who do you like in the stakes race at Gulfstream Park this afternoon?

      • barracuda43

        In the big race in the fourth  I like the filly Barracuda to out sprint the the old worn out Hillary in the stretch.

        • Guest

           The old grey mare just ain’t what she used to be!

    • john norton

      Karl Rove is a Paid Looser,a professional one,some would say a professional instigator like Trumpka,and both have the record to prove it too… ~ !

  • sodakhic

    Orwell should have written "2013″ instead of "1984″.The Dems call, blowing an enemy to smithereens, with a hellfire missile, the civilized way to do it, but to capture, give them three meals a day, a Koran, a mat, a pillow, and possibly use enhanced interrogation techniques, to get info, uncivilized and reprehensible.

    • c4pfan

       1984 was always touted by liberals.  Wonder why they don’t anymore!

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