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  • ZH100

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

    Gov.Palin has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.

    Alaska had its bond rating raised to AAA for the first time in the state’s history, largely due to fiscal improvements brought about by Sarah Palin while she was governor.

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

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

    From the article:

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

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

    From the article:

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

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

    From the article:

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

    ‘Governor Palin on the Issues: Monetary Policy’

    From the article:

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

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

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

    From the article:

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

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

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

    From the article:

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

    ‘Governor Palin Used Her Executive Authority to Make Government Smaller and More Ethical’ (August,2011)

    From the article:

    "Executives at any level of government could use their power to grow government spending and power and to reward cronies or those who donated to their campaign.

    Governor Palin is the only one who has a proven record of using her power to make the government smaller and less powerful. Governor Palin used her power to reduce government spending and state reliance on the federal funding. She desired to increase individual choice, not create individual mandates.

    She used her executive authority to make government more ethical and transparent while removing cronyism rather than perpetuating it.

    • John_Frank

      Thank you ZH100.

      • ZH100

        You are welcome, John_Frank.

  • ZH100

    About anti-Palin media bias.

    ‘Hair-Gate II – Bristol Palin Adjusts Her Mother’s Hair-Clip’ (December, 2010)

    From the article:

    "The media really have outdone themselves this weekend. Throwing anything and everything at Governor Palin during her humanitarian trip to Haiti, including their own stupidity.

    This time, the press went nuts insinuating that Governor Palin brought her hairdresser along with her to the impoverished nation. But it wasn’t the governor’s hairdresser in the picture they note as evidence.

    It was Bristol, simply adjusting her mother’s hair-clip."

    • palin45potus

      That picture of Sarah Palin with Willow at the Iron-Dog that is at the top of the open thread heading could be re-interpreted by the liars as "Sarah Palin attended the finish of the race with her beautician"

      Maybe I should shut up and stop providing them with ammo

    • jester2939

      I almost forgot about that. The left is truly pathetic.

  • John_Frank

    Good morning,

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • jester2939

      Morning, John!

  • palin45potus

    Reaction continuing to pour in about Angelo Codevilla’s recent essay on the GOP’s transformation from representives of the productive class to junior partners to the Dem’s Thieving Class.

    From The America Thinker this morning:

    The Ruling Party and the Country Party, Part 2

    Joseph Smith

    In the summer of 2010, Angelo Codevilla’s seminal essay on the separation of Americans into a Ruling Party and a Country Party set the tone for the November 2010 Republican landslide.

    Professor Codevilla’s new sequel, at, makes the case that the Republican establishment has joined the ruling party rather than represent the country class, leaving the country class without representation and setting the stage for a breakaway new party.

    In Codevilla’s view, the incorporation of the Republican establishment into the ruling party leaves dissidents free to "pursue their own vision and with a monopoly of opposition." [emphasis in original]

    The fact that a majority of Americans think we are on the wrong track, and that a majority of Americans view the government as a "threat to their welfare and liberties," indicates a broad opposition that is underrepresented at best by the establishment Republican Party:

    In 1776 America’s country class responded to lack of representation by uniting under the concept: "all men are created equal." In our time, its disparate sectors’ common sentiment is more like: "who the hell do they think they are?"

    …Thus by the turn of the twenty first century America had a bona fide ruling class that transcends government and sees itself at once as distinct from the rest of society — and as the only element thereof that may act on its behalf. [emphasis in original] It rules — to New York Times columnist David Brooks’ characterization of Barack Obama — as a visitor from a morally superior civilization."

    …While the ruling class is well represented by the Democratic Party, the country class is not represented politically – by the Republican Party or by any other. Well or badly, its demand for representation will be met…

    Mr. Codevilla compares today’s Republican establishment with the 1850s Whig Party, which was replaced with the newly founded Republican Party. Today’s Republican House and some senators, whether called Tea Party or otherwise, are "the natural core of a new Party," in Codevilla’s view, because they are representing those abandoned by the Republican leadership.

    This representation is happening by default… In short, the internet helps undermine the ruling class’ near-homogenization of American intellectual life, its closing of the American mind…

    …No surprise then that more and more of Republican elected officials seem to think less like their leaders and more like their voters.

    Which is exactly how Obama and the rest of the ruling class would like to keep it.


    A new party is likely to arise because the public holds both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s unsustainable course… One half of the population cannot continue passively to absorb insults without pushing back. When — sooner rather than later — events collapse this house of cards, it will be hard to credibly advocate a better future while bearing a label that advertises responsibility for the present.

    Mr. Codevilla observes that the disparate groups opposing the ruling class on various issues, from fiscal to firearms, from religion to regulation, represent their "adherents" because they actually stand for something, but that the country class as a whole is fragmented.

    There will be no alternative to all the country class’ various components acting jointly on measures dear to each.

    Each of these elements should have learned that none can hope for indulgence from any part of the ruling class. They can look only to others who are under attack as they themselves are.

    Or, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, "we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor."

    Read more:

    • PetePetretich

      Most GOP "leaders" live large off the carcass of Big Government that was delivered to us by Bush/Clinton/Obama and they are happy to do so.

  • wodiej

    “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind…”Romans 12:2

  • Jean_A

    Good morning, C4P!

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • c4pfan

      Hey Jean!

    • jester2939

      Howdy, Jean!

  • palin45potus

    What a great step in the right direction THIS would be!

    The always reliable conservative writer Jeffrey Lord on the Department of Radicalization, er, Education:

    Abolish the Department of Education

    By JEFFREY LORD on 2.26.13 @ 6:11AM

    Will House GOP have the courage to tackle Reagan’s unfulfilled promise as sequester looms?

    A critical passage:

    "Let’s recall that it wasn’t the Obama Administration that got the No Child Left Behind education ball rolling. It was the Bush 43 administration, urged on by Karl Rove and partnered by — yes — Ted Kennedy and John Boehner. In his memoirs, President Bush himself would write that it was “unrealistic” to lead the charge to eliminate the Education Department. So — he expanded it instead. Karl Rove boasts in his own book what a positive political achievement this was for the GOP — in spite of the fact that Bush barely won his re-election, the Bush White House lost the House in 2006, and nominees McCain and Romney got clobbered with me-too stances on education."

    Keep this all in mind as Jeb starts his informal campaigning. His twin issues are amnesty and education reform.

  • stlouisix

    Kerry Defends Karzai’s ‘Legitimate Evaluations’ of ISAF After Karzai Kicks Out U.S. Special Forces

    Kerry is a traitor to the Republic which is a requirement for every
    member of the sham Obama Administration that despises our military in
    kowtowing to the rants of the radical jihadists whose self esteem is a
    higher priority than the lives of our own troops being hamstrung in the
    field by despots masquerading as Americans!

    Kerry to American Diplomats: ‘We Are Also Citizens of the World’

    TRANSLATION: I will do everything that I can to make America
    subservient to the demands of the world as articulated by the morally
    bankrupt free America hating new world order globalists, their puppet in
    the White House, and lackeys at the U.N. who will be calling the shots
    on my watch – American sovereignty and interests be damned as I couldn’t
    care less about the misery caused to the American people in the process
    being that I’m filthy rich on marriages of convenience which speaks
    volumes about my character, and for which I’m exempted from being asked
    to redistribute my wealth as a ruling politburo member!

    • c4pfan

      Kerry is pathetic.

      • john norton

        He reminds me of a character in one of Dick Tracy’ Cartoons… LOL ‘Pie-Face’…

    • john norton

      **__** … Sharring,thank-U stlouisix …

  • palin45potus

    Obama to United States:

    Nice Navy you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if something bad happened to it. Now give me all your money or the Navy gets it!

    (BTW- When we go broke, the press will blame the GOP for not stopping the thugs)

    Va. shipyard latest setting for Obama sequester strategy

  • c4pfan

    Morning. What’s the Grizzley Lounge?

    • PetePetretich

      I just see two articles posted there. Maybe these are by the C4P staff, so that’s different than the C4P Headlines which come from many sources?

    • john norton

      Ditto tht question…

  • palin45potus

    Hard to believe that 12 years ago the msm was hysterically reporting "Hate Crimes" against Muslims that 99% of the time turned out to be BS, and nowadays they do not report crimes committed by members of the ROP if they can avoid doing so, such as the beheadings in New Jersey and the shootings in Cali.

    Media Covers Up Muslim Mass Shooter in California

    Egyptian Christian Immigrants Murdered, Beheaded in NJ

    • Audrey_I

      President Barack Hussein Obama is working to get the Fort Hood murderer, Major Hassan, acquitted.

      Our Muslim President is promoting Islam in America while making Christians second class citizens.

      • palin45potus

        If we allow it to happen, cowering from threats of being called a "Racist", we might find ourselves with zero police protection while mobs hunt for us, armed with maps of those who don’t own a gun to protect themselves from those entering with guns, knives, scimitars, machetes or samurai swords.

  • ZH100

    ‘A Round Up of America by Heart Reviews’ (November 23 2010 )

    • c4pfan

      Thanks for that.

      • ZH100

        You are welcome,c4pfan.

  • freeperjim

    Public Schools: Sexual Perversion, “Good,” Christian T-Shirt, “Inappropriate”

    Excerpt summary:

    In a world that “celebrates” perversity and castigates Christianity, it is no surprise that we see an eighth grade Christian girl’s abstinence message t-shirt earning her a forced shirt change in the degenerate public school system in Florida, while it’s perfectly fine for Little Johnny to don his “gay” apparel so that he looks like a girl in Massachusetts public schools.

    And the school in Cocoa, Florida is not backing down on its refusal to let the girl wear her abstinence t-shirt, because they claim the shirt violates the school’s policy that no clothing may bear a message that has “sexually explicit or oriented wording” or that “infringes on the rights of others.” Her shirt did none of that, but it doesn’t appear that these school officials are concerned with truth. The bottom line is that the message is rooted inChristian truth, and that is a grand offense in our degenerate culture today.

    • c4pfan

      Too sad.

  • c4pfan

    Anyone wanting to see a adorable little girl, check out I guess after checking out the Grizzley Lounge, lets meet up at the Porch!

  • ZH100

    ‘Why Sarah Palin Drives Them Wild’ (2011)

    (bold emphasis mine)

    From the article:

    "If she’s quiet when viciously attacked, she’s accused of hiding. If she speaks up, she’s described as injecting herself into the story.

    If she addresses health care reform, bailouts, and QE2 via columns, Facebook, and Twitter, she’s accused of not engaging in unscripted conversations. In 2008, she was criticized by many for calling it like she saw it and going off script at campaign events.

    When she resigned as Governor, she was labeled a quitter. I assure you that if she hadn’t resigned, she would have been painted by many as a self-centered hypocrite who didn’t care about Alaska. They would have argued that she prioritized the preservation of her political future over the fact that frivolous ethics charges against her were draining the resources of the governor’s office.

    The truth? Many on the Left and Right are ready and willing to pounce on Sarah Palin’s every move."

  • ZH100

    About anti-Palin media bias and shoddy journalism.

    ‘US Weekly Reports Satirical Palin Story As Real News’ (February 09 2011)

    From the article:

    "US Weekly published a story on Wednesday that turned out to be false. In fact, the “source” for their article was a parody website called "Super TuesdayNews.”

  • PetePetretich

    The pro-gun Dem is still leading to replace JJ, Jr…

    "Election: Halvorson pulls ahead in poll"

    • Guest

      Delusional New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his super PAC carpet-bombed Halvorson with a $2 million-plus ad campaign highlighting her pro-gun views.

      I am so sick of this dirtbag!

      • Guest

        Thanks for the down arrow. It means I pissed off a socialist. Yessssssssssssssssss!

        • john norton

          I call him Mayor Blumburg,another character in a dime store novel,time to burn the book… ! This is when I really miss Andrew… He would be on this guy,like a bad rash… U – Betcha…

        • snowlinen

          LOL…makes me feel warm & fuzzy.

      • Audrey_I

        Michael Bloomberg is becoming a dictator that is reminiscent of der Fuhrer who ruled Germany in the 1930’s.

  • ZH100

    About anti-Palin media bias.


    ‘Media Hypocrisy in the Review of Governor Palin’s Emails’ (June , 2011)

    From the article:

    "The entire process of the email inquiry only further affirms the hypocrisy of an increasingly irrelevant Old Media. Despite the best efforts of these newspapers and their shrinking readership, the revelations of these emails have likely left a deflated media feeling much like Geraldo Rivera after his special on Al Capone’s vault or Andree McLeod after yet another frivolous ethics complaint was dismissed.

    Additionally, this only further confirms that Governor Palin is indeed the anti-Illinois politician. She strove to truly make her administration as transparent as possible by ridding the state of the crony capitalism and corruption of the past. She budgeted frugally and prudently. How many other governors even had the opportunity to receive emails from his or her constituents with suggestions and thoughts on what to do with a state surplus? "

  • 01_Explorer_01

    C4pfan, You amaze me being on here 24-7. You should get mod status.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Good morning Shipmates!

    I just read all of the wonderful replies in my notification list, and I want to thank you for the outpouring of love and support from this great C4P and conservative family!

    Brianus wrote an ‘open’ reply to the down arrow trolls when he noticed they were poo-pooing our messages. He was a bit ticked off to find that they would disagree with prayer!
    Brother Brianus, satans spawn’s souls shrivel into twisting little worms when they encounter prayer. Prayer is agony for them. And it shows! lol!
    Anyway, I’m here for a few minutes before I get ready to head to the hospital for testing.

    • Guest

      Thanks for checking in VG! Our prayers are with you and your lovely Boss.

    • snowlinen

      You’re in my thoughts…hope they give you some good meds. : )

    • Emily Baxter

      Hi "Grandpa"!

      Prayers for you and "The Boss" :)

    • barracuda43

      Hey VG. Sorry Vg I was super busy yesterday at work and missed sending out prayers from my family to you and yours. Hope your test come back as good and clean as a Sarah Palin email!

    • palin45potus

      Well VG, if Prayer is agony, then I will add to their agony by adding my Prayers for your visit to the Doc today!

      • jester2939

        Right on, P45! Me too ;D

    • AmazedOne1

      Praying for ya.

    • jester2939

      I’m not worried about the Downers. They are wasting their time here. I’m still going to post what I want to say, and that’s that!

    • c4pfan

      Sorry I missed you!

    • joseph agibinik

      Good luck and my prayers go with you.

    • 2C714

      Prayers for you, VG.

    • patnatasha

      afternoon VG I am keeping you in my prayers.

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