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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Friday to you all!!

    As you know, Sarah’s brother, Chuck, Jr., posted on his site yesterday a magnificent refutation–a REFUDIATION!!– of a vicious and false article that appeared on the site of the publication "Field and Stream." (Chuck’s rejoinder has its own thread on C4P too.) In this piece, someone named David Petzal attempts to smear and sully the reputation of Sarah and her dad because the Governor initially failed to hit a caribou with her rifle in one of the episodes of the beautiful TV show from 2010, "Sarah Palin’s Alaska." Sarah, during the final episode of this show, explained what happened: Her dad fell while he was carrying the rifle that the Governor would eventually use, and his fall threw off the scope and sighting of the gun. It was a simple and lucid and clear explanation. Sarah, of course, dropped the caribou with her first shot when she used family friend Becker’s gun instead.

    And yet, in spite of the most limpid and straightforward explication of what happened in the summer of 2010, two or three years after the fact, here comes a lying and slanderous hit piece, a gratuitous and grievous mixture of mendacity and malice. Indeed, the only two good things about this ugly trash, I suppose, are, first, that it elicited Chuck, Jr.’s stalwart and splendid defense of his sister and his dad, and, second, that it served as yet another demonstration to us of how very terrified the enemies of America are of Sarah Palin of Alaska–the supposedly "irrelevant" Governor Palin!!

    I have a few thoughts to share with you this morning on this latest attack on the Heath/Palin family, America’s real First Family. In close conjunction and connection with these thoughts, I will also present letter P in the "Latin Sarah" series, which I have been presenting again from last spring and summer.

    God bless you all always!!




    How painful, cruel, and unjust it is to be accused of being the opposite of what you really are!!!

    Consider a person who loves animals–and is falsely accused of cruelty to a pet.

    Consider a scrupulously honest business person who is falsely accused of embezzling funds.

    Consider a faithful spouse who is falsely accused of adultery.

    Consider the Ultimate Example: The Son of God, the Prince of Truth, was called a DECEIVER, by the chief priests and the Pharisees!!

    Now let us think of Sarah’s family.

    I believe that the Heath/Palin family takes pride, good and justifiable pride, in being excellent and superb marksmen (unlike the MARX-man, barack hussein obama); they take pride in supporting our Second Amendment; they take pride in being Free Americans. And yet the Governor and her dad were slanderously labeled and branded as inept shots, inept users of firearms in the "Field and Stream" piece!

    Now, as agonizing and dolorous as the Crucifixion was for Him, as painful as physical sufferings are for us, I think that being SLANDERED by mouths that are filthy and fetid, by pens that are putrid and poisoned, and by hearts and spirits that are black and cold and dank and dark and dead, being accused of being the diametric and direct opposite of what you really are, has to hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt, at least on certain depths and levels, even more than being tormented by the most exquisite of physical tortures.

    And yet …

    DILIGENTIBUS DEUM OMNIA COOPERANTUR IN BONUM–For Them That Love God All Things Work Together For Good.

    And behold the good that has flowed from the nasty and noisome occasion of this little dagger of darkness that some "writer" tried to plunge into the back of Sarah and her family.


    As I indicated above, this is one of the good things to flow out of the horrible lie: Chuck is revealed as what we all know him to be: A fearless defender of his dad and his sister!!!

    Indeed, this is what the Heath/Palin family IS: They look out for each other; they have each other’s backs; AND they have given us an example to imitate and to follow.

    We consider them to be more than great patriots, great fighters, great Americans …

    THEY ARE FRIENDS; THEY ARE FAMILY; WE WILL DEFEND THEM, just as Chuck, Jr. so gallantly and graciously defended his dad and his sister!!

    This Family Love and Family Loyalty among tens of millions of Americans is a force that the GOPe (or gopE, as our friend Sir Marcus/MarkRNY prefers!!) and the Left will be powerless to thwart or to throttle.

    We marvel and we are eternally grateful as we witness how, in the face of obscene assaults, they remain a beautiful and free Alaskan and American family.

    In honor of that BEAUTY, I present again from last June (with the change of a few words) …


    Of course, we have all perceived the Governor’s striking loveliness, her PULCHRITUDE (to take an English word that is closely related to the Latin), since the day that Senator McCain introduced her to the nation in Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Palin Day, 29 August, 2008.

    I would, therefore, just like to offer a few reflections on the dual hands of two "artists" that, working in perfect confluence and conjunction, have painted through the ages the glory that we name and call human beauty.

    I mean the Hand of the Lord and the willing hand of a good and faithful servant of the Lord.

    When these two forces flow and work and operate in ordered unity, the munificent bounty of the Creator of All Beauty, and the free and generous and noble cooperation in His creative work of a gallant man or woman who beautifies his or her own soul by making upright and courageous and difficult moral choices, the result can be truly breathtaking and stupendous. Indeed, this artistic creation is greater than any merely human work that is wrought in marble or in wood, or set down on paper or on canvas.

    Consider our Sarah.

    I have seen film of her work as a sports broadcaster when she was in her twenties. IMHO, she was more pretty than beautiful at that time. The Lord had clearly bestowed His gifts on her, but something more was required to bring forth the radiant Lady of the North Country whom tens of millions of Americans admire and love today.

    I believe it was the Governor’s great interior struggles, her wars of "within," her battles in the quiet nooks and crannies and corners of her mind and soul that have made her who she is today.

    And the culminating and crowning act, IMV, was her bringing forth of little Trig Paxson Van Palin into this tired and weary old world on 18 April in the Year of Grace 2008!!

    The timing of this act of Sarah’s was perfectly disposed and destined to bestow upon her that special "something" for which it is difficult to find a word that is adequately expressive!

    And she carried the torch and flame and fire and light of that very special something forward and forth to the nation and to the world during those fate-fraught days in late August and early September of 2008.

    Sarah has been LOVED and HATED from that moment, from those days, because, in working with the natural glory of good looks that the Lord bestowed on her, she, through her FREE CHOICES, has taken the Lord’s gift, His "talent," and multiplied it a hundred- and a thousand-fold. Many there are who flock to her bonny banner of Freedom; sadly, many there are who loathe her and loathe the God whom she serves!!

    This is the lady marked out by Providence, I believe, to be our President in 2016 (President-elect).


    The Governor’s beauty reflects and resonates with all that is most beautiful, most brave, most free, most fine, most gallant, most noble in the United States of America, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

    This is why she almost seems to BE America right now; this is why so many name and dub and call her SARAHAMERICA!!!


    • jerseymark

      Excellent post again my friend. I think that the initial slanderous statements hurt a little but are taken in the context of he source. What hurts far more and for far longer is the acceptance of the lies as truth by the know-nothing public. I am sure that there is and will be a special place in Hell for all those sleazy "journalists" and "pundits" who knowingly deceived the good people of this nation and the world for that matter with their lies about an exceedingly good and faithful leader. It is just like the warning given by Jesus concerning the judgment that will fall on those who lead "these little ones" astray. As God is a God of Truth, He no doubt finds such lies and manipulation to be abhorrent.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you and Amen, my friend!!

    • CharterOakie

      Ave frater fidelis eloquensque.  Veritas.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Gratias tibi ago, Frater Fidelis!!

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      Well said Brianus.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Laddie!! 

        Pitchers and catchers reported for the A’s on the Governor’s birthday.  I assume that the Nats’ pitchers and catchers reported around the same time.

        Nats-A’s Series 2013!!

        • senator20526

           …not so quick brother Brianus…..The Giants are still playing..

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            :-) !!

        • Laddie_Blah_Blah

          Yeah. They started reporting to Viera a couple of days ago. 

          It looks like MLB cleared Gio of any involvement with PEDs, and Joe Torre even named him to represent the USA after MLB had completed its investigation of him. They would not have done that unless they believed he was clean. Folks who are down there report that he is smiling and relaxed as ever, and apparently not worried about a suspension over PEDs.The Nats are even better this year than last, Brianus, and they are going to be tough to beat, by anyone. Glad Rizzo was able to pry AJ Cole back from the As.

          I don’t know how your guys are going to beat the Angels, but I’ll be rooting for them to do it. Jeez, what an outfield – Trout, Trumbo and Hamilton. Pujols is almost an afterthought on that team.

    • sodakhic

      Amen, Brianus Stupendous Berkleianus!!!!!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        :-) !!

  • 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."

    • cnswpassion

      ZH100.  Thank you for your faithfulness each and everyday for posting the accomplishments of Sarah Palin.  The title above stating Gov. Sarah Palin’s energy policy.  "Palin unveils state energy goals; 2025 GOAL:  At least 50 percent of state’s power to be from alternative sources."  I was struck by the word "Goal".  She did not demand this from the people but presented a goal for the people to follow.  This is the mark of a true leader.  She stated a vision for the people of Alaska and was willing to lead them along with their impute to the goal of using alternative sources of energy.  I follow Sarah Palin because she has proven to be a leader that can be trusted, and she serves the people.  She is a servant leader.  I believe God has a "Goal" for her, and that is to serve the people of America as the President of the United States.  Everything that she and her family have gone through has prepared her for the leadership position which is her destiny.

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, cnswpassion.

  • ZH100

     How the Palin emails backfired on the media.

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

    From the article:

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

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

    Form the article:

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

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

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

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

    From the article:

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

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

    ‘The Sarah Palin email mania backfires on the media’

    From the article:

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

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

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

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

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor


    The real Sarah Palin  (March,2012)

    Emails reveal her to be an effective hands-on leader

    From the article:

    The Sarah Palin who emerges from the email dump isn’t the partisan snowbilly of media caricature. She’s a tough-minded reformer who took on Big Oil and corrupt members of her own party and beat them.

    Film shows Palin’s someone to admire

    From the article:

    "And it’s exactly what most Americans expected 24,000 pages of personal and business emails to reveal about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Obsessive news hounds scrounged through pages and pages, looking for damning information that could wipe the outspoken conservative from America’s political scene.

    What they found, though not so widely publicized, was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. The people of Alaska loved her and appreciated her backbone and focus on making their state a better place."

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

    From the article:

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

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

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

    From the article:

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

    Gov. Palin has been microscopically analyzed on an unprecedented level and she still comes up clean. I doubt anyone else could have withstood the intense scrutiny that she has undergone.

    • ZH100

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

      Form the article:

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

      • ZH100

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

        From the article:

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

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

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

  • ZH100

     About the  frivolous anti-Palin ethics complaints

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

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

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

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

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

    1)  Governor Palin Reimburses the State for Kids’ Travel

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

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

    2)  The Legal Defense Fund Case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    About troopergate.

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

  • ZH100

    Sometimes Gov.Palin is smeared by the following smear:

    "She charged the state for “travel” expenses — a per diem allowance for meals — while living at her home in Wasilla and commuting to the governor’s office in Anchorage."

    As is Gov.Palin committed a crime.

    What is the true (factual) story about this "per diem allowance for meals"?

    The 90-something year old mansion in Juneau was greatly in need of repairs in order to make it serviceable as a chief executive’s home.

    With all of these renovations underway,  Gov.Palin could have opted to stay at a hotel with her family, but instead she saved the taxpayers money by staying in her own home.

    So she  could have forced the state to pay for her lodging (in a hotel or an apartment) in Juneau or in Anchorage. Instead she lived in her house in Wasilla and saved the state thousands of dollars by only requesting meal per diems. She asked for meal per diems, not lodging per diems.

    And she didn’t claim any per diems for her kids or her husband, though she was legally entitled to.


    Alss Gov.Palin spent less on travel expense than her two predecessors despite having a larger family.

    In fact, she spent over $913,000 less on personal expenses in her first two years than former Governor Frank Murkowski did his last two years.

    Gov.Palin also rejected a gubernatorial pay raise and took a voluntary pay cut as mayor to set the tone for her administration.

  • Guest

    Ah, the Bush mafia in action. Conservatives are getting played. Little Jebbie’s next step to shove more of his Big Government agenda down your throat.

    • Pete Petretich

      Yes, completely insulated from the American people, as usual.

      Perhaps that’s how we can identify the enemy?

  • wodiej

    "Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

  • devitor

    Good morning all. As you may be aware, I am trying to raise $1.5K to complete my Alaska Tourism Survey for the Heaths. Chuck Heath, Jr. promoted the fund-raiser on his site last week. Right now, we’re 23.33% of the way there with $350 in the pot. Anything you can do to promote and support this effort would be greatly appreciated. Those who sponsor at $100 or more will get a signed copy of Our Sarah: Made in Alaska; those who sponsor at any amount will be acknowledged by name and web/social page when the survey results post.

    US for Palin Alaska Tourism Survey Fund-Raiser

    • Pete Petretich

      Good luck! I don’t have any money to speak of but this is a great idea.

  • tripindictuloudiouslywild

    Good morning, be safe, and thank-you all for what you do for our GREAT country!  First day with having an e-mail account and thought I’d say hi!

    • Pete Petretich

      Have you ever posted here before?

      • tripindictuloudiouslywild

        Today is my first day with e-mail, so no… second post, thank-you.

    • CharterOakie

      And hi to you, too!

      • tripindictuloudiouslywild

        Peace be with you, and thank-you, hello.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Hi, tripindictuloudiouslywild!!

      • tripindictuloudiouslywild

        Why thank-you for replying, I kind of feel like this is a great honor!  I’ve read this site for quite a while now and never thought you would say hi to me.  Pretty darn kool…..not aid, though.  Keep up the good fight!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks :-) !!!

  • Pete Petretich

    So have we attacked Rove yet today?

    Don’t forget, people, this is WAR and he started it. In a war it’s always better to remain on offense. The future of our republic may depend on it!

    So have we attacked Rove yet today?

    • Pete Petretich

      Perhaps I should have called him "Boss Rove"…

    • suedixon

       i have.  i called the gop leadership and gave them hell for talking to rove rather than we, the people who got them elected.  asked them when did rove become head of the gop and that if they wanted to lose in 2014 just to keep listening to him rather than us.  all we have to do is sit home or switch to third party making sure they are reduced to minority status.

      • Rightmindedmom

        Good for you!

  • stlouisix

    Graham: Obama Didn’t Call Anyone in Libya on Night of Terror Attack

    The COVERUP goes all the way up to Obama, and no matter what Obama does, no matter what the level of sociopathic lying Obama and his minions’ obfuscation of the truth, the deaths of those four Americans directly due to Obama’s treachery and everyone else down the line who was a party to this COVERUP to particularly include Hillary Rotten Clinton is going to catch up with them, and will be answered for as Justice will finally be served to the traitors masquerading as American if not in this life, then certainly the next for the sake of the fallen and their families!

    • Pete Petretich

      He went to a fund-raiser and then he went to sleep. His objective was to get re-elected, and the MSM covered for him non-stop from the new 9/11 onward…

    • SusanWo4p

      Chills me to the bones.

      What is going in The White House.  Is this man even on our side?

      • lyndaaquarius

        no,he’s on the side that strengthens his power. I was really sad when I came fully to this realization. Didn,t want to accept this as reality. 

    • ProudAmerican247


    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen and thank you, stlouisix!!

  • ZH100

    Bill O’Reilly is whining about the media treatment of Rubio.

    But he forget that he was smearing Gov.Palin right after the 2008 election along with Carl Cameron presenting gossip stories of the McCain staffers as facts.

    • SusanWo4p

      The GOP Media is doing everything they can to protect Rubio.

      His little fanny is going to tenderly wiped, patted with powder and diapered with the same loving care with which the Left mothers Baby Obama.

      • carmtom13

        Their silence about what the libs, COA msm and the DC GOP establishment were saying about Governor Palin shows us that they are all in bed together because Sarah Palin tells the TRUTH about what is really going on in DC. Rubio showed he is NOT ready for prime time and Rove and his ilk are going to try to shove him down our throats like they did with Romney you know the only guy who could win. We owe 4 more years of BHO to Rove, the DC establishment and the Bush clan. Another Bush in the white house, no way!!

      • blueniner

        Unlike Sarah Palin who was left hanging out to dry on a clothesline by herself!

    • jester2939

      That’s because they are trying to save face. It was the talking heads on FOX, the radio, those in print media and the GOP who were telling us how Rubio was so great.

      • barracuda43

        Hi jester. Is your job safe? I have a lot of contacts in Richardson, Garland, and Dalllas area if you need any help getting a new job. Hope everything is stable. 

        • jester2939

          Thanks, Barracuda!! The meeting went well today, but the big boss wasn’t in town. What we discussed was taken seriously enough by another individual who called and convinced the big boss to come back and see us. We have an appointment with him on Tuesday at 11:00. So, right now we still have our jobs. Thank you for offering to help – I really appreciate it :D

    • blueniner

      The FOX stooges are all trying to rehabilatate Rooobios horrible performance. They are all spinning over there, with "Rooobio scares the left" "Roobio really communicates", "he is articulate "etc.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, ZH, for this timely reminder about BOR!!

  • bedr1

    From Gun Owners of America

    Gun Owners of America makes it easy for you to get involved in the CRUCIAL issue:

    It’s time to talk strategy — that of the anti-gunners, and of ours, as well.

    Within the next three weeks, we expect Senator Patrick Leahy’s Senate Judiciary Committee will move a national gun registry bill to the Senate floor.

    The Judiciary Committee bill will probably not contain the Feinstein semi-auto gun ban, and it may or may not have a magazine ban which would render most of the nation’s guns unusable, at least for the foreseeable future.

    But the Judiciary Committee bill will almost certainly ban all private sales of firearms — or any private exchange where the gun buyer does not first get permission from the FBI. And it’s this background check requirement that will inevitably set up a framework for a universal gun registry

  • bedr1

    Gov. Palin hits 3.5 million plus likes and growing on her Facebook site.


    • misterlogic0013

       like a snow ball rolling down the side of a hill / were GROWING .. temps ..

  • bassman

    Pres. Obama announced preschool for four year olds. Our children grow up fast enough cant we spend a few years with them at home before we ship them off to school.

    • SusanWo4p

      Studies have shown that the benefits of pre-K are no longer evident once a child reaches 3rd grade.

      Why is that???

      From my experience it’s this:  by the time a kid reaches 3rd grade, they are listening to rough music (whose lyrics glorify violence, casual sex, anti-social behavior)…they are mimicking "celebrities" who glorify violence, casual sex and anti-social behavior…and they are pressured to socially conform to the other students who are cool ("gangsta" or "goth.")

      Learning to read, studying math, doing your homework, diligently writing essays…this is all stuff that the "nerds" do…and pursuing illiteracy and failing grades gives you STREET CRED.

      The root of our education problems is with the DECAYING CULTURE KIDS ARE GROWING UP IN.

      Obama and his wife should have been encouraging kids to learn and to turn away from the gangsta culture…instead they invite these rappers/celebrities into the White House and treat them like royalty.  They tell young girls they should strive to "be like Beyoncé."  
      My guess is Obama lives in fear of no longer being "cool" with the cultural in crowd of this nation.

      (As for Pre-K…I have seen kids who came to school and DID NOT KNOW WHAT A BOOK WAS.  They did not know how to turn pages.  I have seen kids who COULD NOT TALK because the mothers/grandmothers never spoke/conversed with them.

      What we really need is for parents to step up at home and read to their pre-K kids…teach their kids the alphabet song,  colors, shapes and how to count to 10.

      If parents would just take that very easy step, every child would be ready for kindergarten.) 

    • Lipstick

      All about not wanting to care for your kids.

      "Free" preschool equals "free" daycare to lots of parents.

      They want to haul their kids off and drop them off somewhere as soon as possible and not have to pay for it.

    • Pete Petretich

      Yes, it sounds mandatory.

    • Marathonman1025

      Well, can’t get them indoctrinated to Marxism too soon I guess.

    • blueniner

      They want the doctrination to start earlier……

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, bassman.  I think they want to initiate the process of indoctrination even earlier than heretofore.

      Long live SCHOOL CHOICE and homeschooling!!

  • CharterOakie

    Good morning and God bless all you (extra-)ordinary barbarians.
    (There’s a blast from the past!)

    If I’m not mistaken, the Governor twice quoted from Paul’s epistle to the Philippians in recent weeks. So she is also familiar with — indeed is a shining example of — this verse:

    2:13 (NIV) for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

    Indeed, Sarah, dear sister in Christ, indeed it is true of you. And we know it with a certainty.

    • SusanWo4p

      Good morning!

      Thanks for the scripture!

    • misterlogic0013

       without a doubt ..

    • cudaforever

      Good morning almost afternoon :) Charter !! It’s good to see you around so much !!

      • CharterOakie

        Thanks, bro.  Always good to be here when time and circumstances allow!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, bro!!!

  • SusanWo4p


    "President Barack Obama was asked Thursday about concerns that the administrations believes it’s legal to strike American citizens abroad with drones and whether that’s allowed against citizens in the U.S. If not, how would he create a legal framework to help citizens know drone strikes can’t be used against them?

    ‘There’s never been a drone used on an American citizen on American soil,’ the president said,
    speaking during an online chat sponsored by Google in which he was promoting his policy initiatives.’

    ‘We respect and have a whole bunch of safeguards in terms of how we conduct counterterrorism operations outside of the United States. The rules outside of the United States are going to be different than the rules inside the United States, in part because our capacity, for example, to capture terrorists in the United States are very different than in the foothills or mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan.

    He said he would work with Congress to make sure the American public understands ‘what the constraints are, what the legal parameters are, and that’s something that I take very seriously.'"


    With the Media Propaganda Machine in place, Obama will pretty much be able to kill anyone he wants to.

    • Polarbearpapa

      You mean like a Dick Tater would eliminate any who oppose him?

    • polarfan

      Yes, all dictators are and were mass murderers!

      Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and on and on loved killing their fellow countrymen by the millions!

    • Pete Petretich

      This might be enough to scuttle the Brennan nomination.

  • Pete Petretich
    • carmtom13

      GOOD! More should join him, hope they have the stones to take a STAND against him.

  • ZH100

    WaPo Ombudsman: Palin Hoax Got Past ‘Post Editor’

    From the article:

    "Patrick Pexton, the Washington Post’s ombudsman, admitted in a Tuesday phone call to a Post reader that the news story in which a Post writer relied on information from a satirical website to report Sarah Palin had signed on as a "contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network" also got past a "Post editor."

    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained a voicemail Pexton left, on Tuesday, to a Post reader who called him after he was outraged the mainstream media organization could get so badly duped.

    "Shame on us," Pexton says in the voicemail. "That was a terrible mistake, I agree with you. It got through one editor, obviously the writer made the mistake and it got through one Post editor. So, shame on us–anyway–thanks for calling. Bye."

    The writer is Suzi Parker, and the editor is "She the People" editor Melinda Henneberger."

    • Polarbearpapa

      Yeah…..Got past an editor…..sure it did…

    • blueniner

      Parker should be fired!

      • MaMcGriz

        So should her editor.

    • WilliamShipley

      Of course the ‘Al Jazeera’ story was used as a hook to link to a bunch of old Palin bashing misinformation.  When the hoax became known, they acknowledged it the mistake and edited out the Al Jazeera part — leaving all the Palin bashing in place.

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