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  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Excellent read!
    Governor Palin Used Her Executive Authority to Make Government Smaller and More Ethical (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."

    • iizthatiiz

      ty Zzzz :)

      • ZH100

        You are welcome,iizthatiiz.

    • carmtom13

      Thanks for posting this, I put it out for people to read. I think it should be posted every where.

      • ZH100

        You are welcome,carmtom13.

  • suehimel

    Good Morning C4Peeps. Today is a good day.

    • Ting

      Any day that we see you posting is a good day.

    • ghutson

      Hello, Sue!
      Yes, today is a very good day. Reading and reading this am. Lots going on and I don’t see a "slow down" for awhile. I’ll see you later.

    • indemind

      GuDay Sue

  • wodiej

    “…He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”
    (Psalm 23:3, NIV)

  • suedixon

    Good morning dear friends…can’t believe I’m awake so early…congrats to UVA and their big win last night against Memphis state. They are in the sweet sixteen ….first time in 19 years.

    Our beloved Sarah stated that mama grizzlies will be the impetus behind GOP winning in Nov. sure hope so.

    Busy day for me. Taking my computers in to be fixed, lunch with my "my little sister" am a big sister volunteer, visit to my mom home until time to pick up daughter from yearbook meeting. Not to mention going by breast center to drop by a gift

  • Pete Petretich
  • iizthatiiz


    G’morning like-mined allies …

    This link was shared yesterday on the threads, yet I wish to repost it as it really gets to the thrust of so much that has gone awry with our culture.

    Also, for the keyboard warriors, a clip has been culled from a recent McDaniel interview. It’s intended to combat the Cochran camp’s attempt to paint Chris as some kind of anti-Mississippi enemy of the state. Hope it’s useful.

    Haff a great day peeples

  • Pete Petretich


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    • CoyoteTrickster

      Yeah, just ask Jay Leno

    • stlouisix

      Anyone believing this hypocritical rot from the serial socioapthic lying Obamas is a candidate for a padded cell who has been living in an alternative universe since January of 2009.

  • cudaforever

    Good morning C4P. My Bracket was Shocked when the Wichita got beat by the Young Cats from KY :) Oh well, the games have been great !!

    • barracuda43

      I have Arizona winning it all. The shut down defense will take them to the championship.

      • senator20526

        Go Cats……

  • Audrey_I

    We have a new God!

    George Soros says, "It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of God, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out."

    • stlouisix

      Soros is the name of Obama’s teleprompter as all of Soros’ diabolical demands are being checked off one at a time by his puppet Obama!

      The Godless like Soros are not only interested in causing material misery to all those who dare to oppose their morally bankrupt agenda straight from the bowels of hell, but also spiritual misery for an eternity in hell with them as what they really want is our souls marching to the drumbeat of their master the "father-of-lies", the "deceiver of all deceivers".

      A George Soros-funded economic institute has been one of the main advocates for requiring companies to pay more overtime to workers.

      The long-term pet project of the Economic Policy Institute, or EPI, now may be put into action following President Obama’s executive order last week instructing the Labor Department to consider revising overtime pay regulations affecting millions of Americans.

      In January, the EPI recommended that Obama use the Labor Department to change overtime rules.

      Soros’ Open Society Institute is a major donor to EPI. The multi-billionaire hedge-fund manager is known for his strong influence on American politics and culture through his massive funding of left-wing causes. He also has played a key role in the toppling of regimes worldwide.

      Apparently in fulfillment of EPI’s proposal, Obama signed an executive order March 13 directing the Labor Department to propose rules aimed at salaried workers who make more than $455 a week. Obama wants overtime pay for workers who currently are ineligible because they are designated as management even though their supervisory duties are minimal.

      “We’ve got to build an economy that works for everybody, not just for a few,” Obama declared when he signed the order.

      “Today, I’m gonna use my pen to give more Americans the chance to earn overtime pay that they deserve. … If you have to work more, you should get paid more.”

      The executive order instructs the Labor Department to consider revising the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which governs labor regulations such as overtime pay.

      The plan has been attacked by critics as government overreach and income redistribution while the White House defends the overtime initiative as protecting workers’ rights.

      Earlier this year, the Economic Policy Institute released a paper recommending the Labor Department increase to $970 a week the salary threshold that helps determine which workers can receive overtime pay.

      The EPI paper estimated raising the threshold to that amount for those who make $50,440 or less a year would affect “10 million salaried workers” who “would get overtime pay for going over 40 weekly hours.”

      The study specifically suggested Obama instruct the Labor Department to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.

      The EPI paper states, “Fortunately, the law gives President Obama the authority to change the salary level through Department of Labor regulation.”

      The paper argues the secretary of labor “should exercise his authority to raise the salary threshold that helps determine which workers can receive overtime pay.”

      EPI has been pushing the overtime increase plan since at least 2003, issuing numerous studies, reports and opinion pieces advocating the plan.

      EPI espouses largely progressive economic policies. It is a proponent of immigration reform, raising the minimum wage and more government regulation of the economy.

      The group was among the first to call for an “economic stimulus that included substantial infrastructure investments to combat the forthcoming recession.” Some of EPI’s specific recommendations were reportedly included in Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” law.

      With research by Brenda J. Elliott.


      Behold, the diabolic creep financier radical left power broker, Soros, whose money put Obama in the White House, is flaunting his ‘having a very good crisis’ while the rest of us are suffering the loss of our retirement incomes, pensions, jobs, and our children and grandchildren are being saddled with an insurmountable debt so as to render their American dreams shattered!

      This is Comrade Obama’s payback to Soros whose shameless hypocrisy allows him to warn of Communist propaganda machines while he evinces being the biggest Communist of all, the man who pulls Obama’s puppet strings, the man who is Obama’s teleprompter!

      And if you don’t believe that Soros is getting his way, courtesy of Obama, you better read carefully the news items below to particularly include Soros’ checklist for the destruction of a free America from within that Obama has been checking off on a regular basis since his occupation of the WH began in January of 2009.

      I also recommend the following mandatory video of a courageous MEP who tells it like it is in regard to the Marxist Socialist strangulation of the world’s economy so as to render it impotent in the face of tyrannical attempts to destroy the free market system worldwide in favor of a Communist substitute. What you see in this video applies directly to what is happening in America today.

      Daniel Hannan MEP: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government

      Flash: Obama’s Teleprompter Identified – It’s Easy To Predict A Global Financial Crisis When You Caused It Which Is What Obama’s Teleprompter Soros Did!

      George Soros said the current economic crisis has been the culmination of his life’s work

      George Soros’ Liberal Agenda Will Carry Weight in Obama’s Presidency
      Human Events ^ | November 5, 2008 | Rowan Scarborough
      Posted on 11/05/2008 5:45:53 AM PST by Alexander Nevsky

      No man has a larger stake in a president Barack Obama administration than ultra-liberal billionaire George Soros.

      This decade, the Hungarian-born hedge fund investor has poured tens of millions of dollars into left-wing attack groups and Democratic campaigns. Soros’ grand plan is to destroy the Republican Party and conservative movement, while promoting the wish list of the political Left.

      With Democratic victories Tuesday, Soros may be on the cusp of fulfilling his dreams of social reorder — funded by a fortune of $7 billion he amassed through rampant speculation on world currencies.

      Soros has channeled his gains into such groups as and the Center for American Progress, not to mention the Democratic Party and its candidates. He may rightly have claimed any Democrat victory as his own this Election Day and expect President Obama to adopt his American vision.

      "Soros is Obama’s principal patron," said Richard Lawrence Poe, co-author with David Horowitz of "The Shadow Party," a critical look at the network of left-wing tax-exempt groups the investor sponsors. The groups in turn doled out money to liberal candidates such as Obama.

      The book’s subtitle is, "How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party."

      "He created Obama," Poe told HUMAN EVENTS. "An Obama presidency will be a Soros presidency."

      Poe said federal election records show Soros jump-started Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign with $60,000 from himself and family members.

      "These personal contributions are but a drop in the bucket compared to the unknown quantities of money Soros has channeled into the Obama campaign through his so-called Shadow Party," the author said. …

      He (Soros) funds his causes through his New York City-based Open Society Institute. Its web site is full of flowery prose about eliminating hunger, bringing social justice and encouraging diversity of opinion.

      But beneath the propaganda is a financial grant system channeled to the hard left.

      Click the link for "U.S. Programs" and this national security objective pops up: "Shifting the paradigm away from the ‘war on terror.'" In other words, terrorists are victims and the U.S. is the perpetrator and must be stopped. The web page portrays America as a racist society at its roots.

      Other Soros demands:

      * Legalize gay marriage and euthanasia, and make abortion more available. He funds groups that claim they are Catholics for choice.

      * Legalize illegal drugs, or at least reduce the penalties. Soros believes crack cocaine dealers are victims because powder cocaine sellers receive shorter prisoner sentences. They are typically white, while crack users are black, he says.

      * Give felons the right to vote and end the death penalty.

      * New rights for illegal aliens.

      * An end to U.S. global supremacy.

      "George Soros has stated repeatedly and explicitly that he views the United States and its capitalist ideology as a threat to world peace," said Poe. "A consistent pattern, both in his political giving and in his philanthropic endeavors is to press for policies whose only possible effect will be to bankrupt the United States and end the reign of the U.S. dollar as the world’s dominant exchange currency. Soros wishes to replace the U.S. dollar with a global currency, issued by a global bank."

      • Audrey_I

        Add Nazi collaborator to Soros’ resume.

      • carmtom13

        Soros is the puppet master and I firmly believe he caused the financial crisis in 2008. The dems like to bring up the Koch brothers, I say one repub needs to go on the floor of the senate or congress and and talk about Soros, Buffet, Diamond to name a few all very wealthy lib Obama supporters. First start with the nazi collaborator Soros who is a Jew and turned in his own people to the nazi’s and put his resume on the record just like Reid goes on the floor in the senate and blames the Koch brothers. Turn about is fair play, put Reid and his libs on defense time for repubs to go on offense just like Representative Gohmert did in the congress to set the record straight about Gov Palin. I’m sure the libs will have a hissy fit if one repub with a spine would do this. They could reply to the libs by saying we want the American people to know who the billionares are supporting the dem policies and what these people stand for period end of story. You dems have wall street money behind you the American people need to know the truth.

        • hope4palins

          I just now looked that up. Wow. He had no sense of guilt helping in the confiscation of property? What bothers me most is that in the interview he says that he has no feelings of guilt about it. Unbelievable.

        • hope4palins

          I wish that they would, but the Party is currently under the control of the Rovians, and they are united in sticking to their "Ostrich Policy". The upcoming Primaries are CRUCIAL to getting these people out of our way.

          Even if we can’t "primary" them all directly, we need to successfully run politically talented, thoroughly vetted Palin Conservatives so that the elected Rovian drones are FORCED to listen to people in their caucuses who actually represent us instead of the crony corporatist backers of the Rovians. A prime example of this is T.W Shannon in OK, who looks like an excellent addition to "Cruz Control" in the Senate. Just like real-life roses, true Palin Conservatives have sharp thorns.

          Ideally, we win enough Primaries now so that when the tsunami hits this Fall, we have enough Palin Conservatives elected to both Houses of Congress to fire all of the current Leadership.

      • Christopher H Fromme

        Gary something going on in your area in case you or friends might be interested YAL PA State Convention.
        four more speakers, including:

        John Kennedy: Chairman, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

        Danielle Cyr: PA Grassroots Director
        Simon Campbell: President, Pennsylvanians for Union Reform
        Lowman Henry: CEO, Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research
        Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 9:00am -7:00pm
        Penn State University
        502 Keller Building Room 104
        University Park, PA, 16802

    • Rightmindedmom

      Isn’t it in the Bible that Satan tempted Eve with the knowledge of good and evil "that you will be like gods"? George Soros is a tool for the Evil One, and will take his place in hell after he dies. He’s something like 80 years old. Hopefully, if God is merciful, Soros doesn’t have much longer on this earth and he will see the results of fashioning himself as "a god".

      • jerseymark

        Yes. The thing to consider about the Garden of Eden is that there was no magic in the fruit of that tree, just the rebellious act of eating the fruit would give them knowledge of evil. Until then everything was very good as the definition of faith, trust, obedience, devotion and love was displayed in that one rule – do not eat of that tree.
        With the defeat of Satan at the Cross, Jesus again defined faith, trust, obedience, devotion and love by a single rule or test – "Just believe I am who I said/say I am and that I was raised from the dead". As much as Mankind insists on making such things so much more complicated, it really is as simple as that. It really is a free gift from the Father and it amazes me how so many people refuse to accept it.

    • hope4palins

      Soros: Idolatry much?

    • jerseymark

      You might think that God would flip the switch on Soros for talking like that and believing it but God often wants to give evil the opportunity to fully develop to seal its fate and to provide a contrast and a challenge for His Children. Soros is a very evil person who is dragging the Dems down as well.

  • CoyoteTrickster

    I’m not saying that O’Reilly has delusions of grandeur or anything but…

    Bill O’Reilly: I’m not Comparing Myself but People Hated Jesus too


    This is a longshot, but did Bill O’Reilly start taking the same "pain medication" Gov. Rick Perry was on after seeing what wonders it could work back in 2011. That’s the only theory I’ve got, lol.

    • hope4palins

      Good old Ted Baxter: His ego is soooo dependable.

  • Tread7

    War ???

    Israel Suspiciously Closes All Embassies & Consulates World Wide


    • gramma_jax

      It’s due to a strike by the Foreign Ministry’s worker’s committee. I’m guessing that’s equivalent to a union here. I read in one article it was a "trade union". Bottom line – all about the money.

  • stlouisix

    Republicans Say What They’re Running Against, But Not What They’re Running For


    Here’s a plan.

    1) Declare all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, legislation, and dictates via government by fiat under force of unjust law null and void via use of executive orders and repeal in recognition that what the diabolic Obama did was an assault by the Godless on a country founded under God, in particular, obedience to "laws of nature, and of nature’s God" that the founding fathers understood to be necessary for the promotion of the common good, read America’s survival!

    2) Prosecute the traitors in the Obama Administration to the full extent of the law for their willful attempt to destroy a free America from within!

    3) Apologize to our military for Obama turning them into cannon fodder and using them for morally bankrupt social engineering experiments by removing the worthless cadre of flag officers whose biggest priority was kissing Obama’s ass as opposed to the welfare of those under their command, and in the process, rebuilding our military into what it was, the most effective fighting force for the good of a Free American, and by extension, a Free world where America’s allies are NOT her enemies which has been the case under the tyrant Obama!

    4) Ensure that we have leaders who are not closet Obamunists like the worthless GOPE RINO leadership to date in Congress but rather Americans who love the founding principles of their country enough to fight for them, and to promote those leaders with our full support instead of hypocritically feigning a concern for doing so, and I’m talking directly to the sorry likes of you, Reince Priebus, who, along with Tokyo Rove and the rest of the Obama enabling Bushites indistinguishable from the Obamunists, need to be exorcized from the body politic, i.e., rinsed down the drain, for the survival of what’s left of a Free America fit to live in for our children, grandchildren, and future generations of Americans, NOT communists!

  • stlouisix

    Obama Prepares to Discuss Russia’s Ukraine Invasion With G7, E.U. and NATO

    More of Comrade Obama feigning concern for a crisis that his despot appeasing policies created!

    • 1776er

      IL Dufus Duce lives in a sociopathic made up world that exists only in his own head. That world conforms and complies to his "community organizing" dreams of controlling outcomes. He makes up the story and the ending. The ObamaWorld is made up of a strange mixture of lies, delusions–especially self delusion–and dreams. It is a crazy unreal world.

      Putin is a stone cold, sober realist. He stares at the world as it is. A bit like a tiger. When he is hungry he eats. He kills when he has to in order to fulfill his needs. When he sees weakness he exploits it. When he sees strength he avoids it. If opportunity presents he takes advantage of it.

      I am convinced that Putin has spent many hours studying Obama. Of course Obama’s striking and most significant characteristic is his sociopathy pathology. You can be sure that Putin has grilled his former KGB associates and the medical profession on the best ways to "Play" a sociopath.

      How do we know that?

      Putin is playing Obama like a fiddle.

      Putin acts in the real world. Obama denies, evades and lies to himself and others in his own dream made up world in reaction. His fanciful "solutions" to the real world problems Putin seems to hand him now about every 6 months are working–in Obama’s own dreamworld.

      The rest of the world including the one half of America that is not part of his sociopathic dependency cult of victims simply gawps in wonder at the spectacle of a U.S. President so hopelessly mired in such a destructive and dangerous web of unreality.

      What can we expect from here on out?

      Obama will continue to wander in the unreal world inside his head until his term is up. Putin will continue to take advantage of the opportunity this strange temporary gap in U.S. leadership presents him. Given the chance he will eat Obama before his term is up and that meal gets away.

  • Tread7

    Like Joe Wilson stated "You Lie!" Idiots GOPE made Joe apologize.

    Green Card Holders Not Qualified for Medicare but Eligible for Obamacare.

    • c4pfan

      Of course, they never will apologize to Joe.

    • jerseymark

      It wasn’t that Joe was wrong – it was simply a breach of protocol. Everyone in the Chamber knew Obama was lieing but you are not supposed to yell it in the middle of his lies.

      • Tread7

        The New American Patriot Protocol Act: If You lie… you are called out on that lie in front of God almighty and Country period !

        • jerseymark

          Maybe you get half a dozen votes in the Senate.

  • Tread7

    "A Timeline of Obamacare Delays in Pictures"

    Kelsey Harris and Amy Payne

    Obamacare is now four years old. But unlike most 4-year-olds, it
    still can’t walk on its own. It’s been tripping and falling over itself
    for years.

  • Tread7

    Takin’ Back Our Country (Let Us Help You Pack)! by: Joyce Shaffer

  • c4pfan

    Didn’t do a bracket and I’m am sure that I would have done horrible. LOL
    Don’t forget that Hobby Lobby Day is on March 29th!
    Don’t forget that Todd is part of the dog sled race show showing on the Sportsman’s Channel tomorrow night!

    • palmerguy

      7 pm eastern time

    • john norton

      Lookin forward to it…kew…!

    • suehimel

      Thanks for the reminder. I set the event timer on my TV. I’ll get to look at Todd for an hour – good looking guy.

  • c4pfan

    Off to work. See you guys later.

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