Posted by Dr. Fay on November 26, 2015
Posted by Governor Palin on her Facebook page today:
Sarah Palin added a new photo.
On this Thanksgiving Day, we as Americans have so much to be thankful for, in spite of the economic downturn and the efforts of some to subvert our Constitution. People from all over the world are drawn to this country because of the bounty that God blessed our godly forebears with. It is up to us to stand up for our freedoms, especially those guaranteed by our First and Second Amendments, so that our flag will continue to wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The Heritage Foundation posted a link today to this article at The Daily Signal about an upcoming National Geographic film about the first Thanksgiving Day
Retrieved from NationalGeographic
‘Saints and Strangers’ Gives the Real Story Behind Thanksgiving
In the fall of 1621, the pilgrims and the Wampanoag gathered to celebrate a bountiful harvest. William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, described the feast in great detail. It featured “cod, bass, and other fish”; a “great store of wild turkeys”; “venison”; and a healthy supply of “Indian corn.”
The celebration lasted for days and was the culmination of a hard-won peace forged between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag.
But since the mid-’60s, a cottage industry of historians and activists have churned out books and essays that cast a different light on the early years of the Plymouth colony.
In this sinister retelling, the pilgrims are portrayed as greedy capitalists who perpetrated deception, treachery, and genocide against the Native Americans. Instead of giving thanks for all we have, Americans should be mourning the myriad atrocities committed at the hands of our forefathers.
Thankfully, a new National Geographic movie is up to the challenge of refuting these dubious and historically inaccurate claims.
“Saints and Strangers,” which aired earlier this week, attempts to peel away the New Left revisionism in order to discover what actually took place at the Colony at Plymouth.
The Pilgrims and the various Indian tribes were not homogenous groups of people who mechanically followed scripts written by social justice warriors.
To the contrary, the pilgrims were composed of English separatists fleeing from religious persecution (the Saints) and adventurers seeking fortune (the Strangers). “Saints and Strangers” details the harsh conditions and the difficult choices the pilgrims often faced.
n one instance, at a meeting of the surrounding tribes, Canonicus, the leader of the Narragansett, proposes a plan. For protection against the English, he asks each tribe for tribute. Massasoit, who heads the Wampanoag, decides not to join this venture.
A few days later, the Narragansett attack the Wampanoag as an incentive to agree to Canonicus’ proposal.
With Squanto’s help, the Wampanoag instead sign a peace treaty with the pilgrims in the summer of 1621. In return for protection against the Narragansett, the Wampanoag teach the pilgrims how to use the soil to their own advantage.
“Saints and Strangers” helps shed light on what took place in the first years at Plymouth Colony, neither whitewashing events nor unfairly condemning one side or the other. As the film shows us, reality is always more interesting than worn out political narratives.
The story of how God used Squanto to help save the Plymouth Colony from starvation is always fascinating, especially at this time of year. A series of misfortunes in Squanto’s life led him step by step in preparation for his role in the survival of the Pilgrims. It also earned him a place in history and the gratitude of Americans to this day. Our previous article about Squanto and the First Thanksgiving can be found here.
We at SPIB hope all of you have had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day today and will have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2015
Today we honor our veterans on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Our veterans past and present have protected America and fought in our wars, sometimes under unthinkable conditions. Most of us have family and friends who are veterans or currently serving in our armed forces. We are thankful for their dedication and sacrifice as they have served and fought in our place.
In the Southland, let us also remember the brave men and boys (and a few women) who fought to protect the Southern states from the Northern invasion, also known as Lincoln’s tariff war. In recent weeks, our Confederate heroes have been maligned by those with a political agenda and/or misinformed. The history of the Civil War was rewritten after it ended, but the recent Confederate flag controversy has caused much of the true history of the conflict to be unearthed. To learn more, go here and here
From the Facebook page of Memphis Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans:
Let’s remember ALL our American veterans!
Governor Palin posted this on Facebook today:
No politics… no punditry… no picking debate performance winners.
Today is a day to honor the bravest souls in our country’s history. And it’s not flat history for any father, mother, son, or daughter who understands what it takes to serve.
Please give our men and women in uniform extra thanks today, and do something tangibly appreciable for families who have sacrificed along with their heroes – our heroes – the American veteran. From Valley Forge to Falluja – to the wild battlefields of this very moment – we are blessed with freedom because of the hardened resolve of America’s military.
May God bless the United States of America, and let us never forget all those who have placed their lives on the line in our defense.
Thank you, vets. You deserve the best. You honor us.
Everyday of American peace and freedom is a Veteran’s Day
From Bristol’s post which Governor Palin linked to:
Ronald Reagan’s Veteran Day Speech Will Make You CryNovember 11, 2015 by—————————
On Veteran’s Day, it’s hard to know what to say, other than “THANK YOU to the veterans” who have served so proudly.
Since it’s been a long time since we’ve had a President who we can respect — in terms of the military, especially — I thought it would be nice to go a little retro with Reagan.
This speech — with “Nearer My God to Thee” playing in the background — is touching and inspirational.
Thank you to everyone who has worn the uniform.
[Retrieved from Josh Bo.]
P.S. Speaking of Freedom, did you know my mom’s new book called “Sweet Freedom: A Devotional” is coming out next week?? Pre-order today!
Posted by Dr. Fay on October 8, 2015
Governor Palin posted a link to the amazing video that resulted when Matt Drudge dropped by Info Wars unexpectedly and left Alex Jones “flabbergasted.” The video is a must watch all the way to the end as Drudge shares his views on the upcoming election and on the looming loss of internet freedom. Governor Palin agrees with his assessment of social media and expresses her own frustrations with Facebook.
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:
THE ICONIC DRUDGE – HIS INTERVIEW! AND, DISLIKING FACEBOOK
One of the best interviews I’ve heard in a long time! Please listen; appreciate both gentlemen’s courage, innovation and work ethic; enjoy.
(Along the lines of this interview, I’ve consistently voiced frustration with having to use Facebook to reach the nearly 5 million good people tuned in to my page – it kills me to drive traffic and revenue to Facebook’s out-of-touch founder (Mark Zuckerberg) so he can then turn around and donate to liberal causes and candidates, thus un-doing much of what I try to do here (all pro bono, at great cost in my time and resources). I’m exploring other ways to stay connected with you all – if I had any other choice today to keep you informed and receive your significant input (free from any censorship or what has been called “technical problems” – resulting in some censored posts), believe me, I’d bail from Facebook and, together, we’d be elsewhere, friends! Seven years of research, writing and posting here, knowing we’re ultimately contributing to the problem – i.e. resources landing in liberals’ laps – is killer. And enough’s enough. Drudge expounds on the dangerous Leftist monopolistic situation in his interview I’ve linked to here.)
Btw, Facebook, as I’ve explained numerous times – Sarah Palin is my real name. I’m still prohibited from ever easily logging on to anything Facebook-related as you block my attempts 99% of the time with the rejection response: “Sorry, you must use a real name”; but since your policy disallows me using a fake name accompanied by my legit contact info, it’s a constant time-consuming quandary. Despite seven years of bringing this to your attention, you still don’t believe me, nor through decent customer service want to make this any easier? Thank you to the good folks there who try anyway… thank you for hearing my concerns on this and had honestly pushed for solutions… may this encourage you in your line of work today:
“The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller
– Sarah Palin
Posted by Dr. Fay on October 4, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s website yesterday:
Here is the article by Matthew Boyle at Breitbart.com that she linked to.
#IAmAChristian: Dr. Ben Carson Lights Up Facebook in Response to Oregon School Shooting
2 Oct 2015Washington, DC
Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate and world-renowned neurosurgeon, has launched a social media response effort to the Oregon gunman’s reported targeting of Christians in his shooting spree on a community college campus on Thursday.
In one of several consecutive Facebook posts, Carson urges his millions of followers to change their Facebook photograph to an image of a hashtag: #IAmAChristian. The other Facebook photograph shows Carson holding up a piece of paper with the words “I am a Christian” written on it.
“Please consider changing your profile picture to honor the victims and their families,” Carson writes under the one with the hashtag photograph.
“Yes, #IAmAChristian,” Carson writes under the one with the photograph of him.
A third post gives a more detailed message from Dr. Carson explaining his thought process behind the slogan:
Today, many of your questions were in regards to the sorrowful event that took so many precious lives in Oregon yesterday. We don’t have all the details yet, but as time passes more are coming out. Millions of people are posting pictures of themselves declaring they are Christians in support of the victims and their families. I did so on Facebook this afternoon. If you have a moment, please consider doing it as well. Email me your pictures and I will put them on the website. Send them to email@example.com.
It is times like these when We the People must be United!
As I sit here, I must be honest with you – I was planning to answer more questions, but now it seems inappropriate. I would like to spend this night together remembering how important each life is – please join me in praying for the victims and their families. Please pray for the healing of our Great Nation.
An eyewitness of Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon said that the killer, named by police as Chris Harper-Mercer, asked students about their faith and executed those who professed to be Christians.
“A gunman singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in ‘one second,’ during a rampage at an Oregon college Thursday that left at least nine innocent people dead and several more wounded, survivors and authorities said,” the New York Post reported.
The Post quoted Stacy Boylen, a woman whose daughter was wounded in the shootings, to detail exactly how the gunman targeted Christians: “[He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian, stand up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then he shot and killed them.”
Democrats, including President Barack Obama, have seized the shooting as an opportunity to push for more gun control. But Carson has instead put the focus on mental health issues in America–and now on the fact that the shooter reportedly targeted those of Christian faith.
“Well, obviously, there are going to be those who are going to be calling for gun control,” Carson said in an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “But you know, that happens every time we have one of these incidents. Obviously, that’s not the issue. The issue is the mentality of these people. And we need to be looking at the mentality of these individuals and seeing if there are any early warning clues that we can gather that will help us as a society to be able to identify these people ahead of time.”
Carson’s Facebook page has more than 4 million followers, and both photographs are already going viral. The candidate’s brilliant use of social media—among many other things—has helped propel him to the top tier of the 2016 GOP pack.
He’s also used social media as a tool to become one of the field’s most prolific fundraisers from grassroots donors, hauling in $20 million last quarter in mostly small dollar donations from all over America.
Posted by Dr. Fay on October 4, 2015
Well, I paraphrased a little, but I share Governor Palin’s admiration for Israel’s strong and gracious leader! In the opinion of many, Prime Minister Netanyahu is the leader of the free world in the absence of a strong American President. May the next president of the U. S. A. be a godly man who loves Israel as much as Governor Palin does!
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page on Thursday:
Please watch Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech right now at the UN; proving there’s a good argument that he’s the world’s strongest leader!
Here is a video of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech. The transcript can be found here.
Retrieved from Frank Hobson III
Posted by Dr. Fay on October 2, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:
Oh, how I miss this man. Do you?
Thank you to my father-in-law for forwarding this to remind me – to remind all of us – there is such thing as real hope. Thank you Jim Palin!—————-Ronald Reagan’s church put this together to commemorate the birthday of Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately the war against the evil of liberalism…youtube.com
The video. A must watch:
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 13, 2015
Retrieved from Six13Sings
Tonight is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. L’Shanah Tovah to our Jewish friends and readers! May it be written and sealed that your year ahead will be filled with peace, prosperity and happiness.
Here is a description of the Jewish High Holidays from My Jewish Learning:
Although the High Holidays themselves–the two days of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) — occupy three days only, they lie within a web of liturgy and customs that extend from the beginning of the preceding Hebrew month of Elul through Yom Kippur. The focus of this entire period is the process of teshuvah, or repentance, whereby a Jew admits to sins, asks for forgiveness, and resolves not to repeat the sins. Recognizing the psychological difficulty of self-examination and personal change, the rabbis instituted a 40-day period whose intensity spirals toward its culmination on Yom Kippur, a day devoted entirely to fasting and repentance.
When Does the High Holidays Season Begin?
The High Holiday period begins on the first day of the Jewish month of Elul. In the Ashkenazi tradition, during this month of soul searching, the shofar, or ram’s horn, is blown each morning except on the Sabbath, to call upon listeners to begin the difficult process of repentance. Also in Elul special haftarot–prophetic portions–focusing on consolation acknowledge the vulnerability of an individual grappling with personal change. During the week before Rosh Hashanah, intensity increases as traditional Jews begin reciting selichot, prayers that involve confessing sins and requesting God’s forgiveness and help. On the Sabbath before Rosh Hashanah, the selichot are chanted at midnight, rather than their usual early morning hour.
What Are the 10 Days of Repentance?
The culmination of the High Holiday period occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance, which begin on 1 Tishrei with Rosh Hashanah and end with Yom Kippur. During this period, human beings have the chance to tip the scales of divine judgment in their favor through repentance, prayer, and tzedakah (performing righteous deeds and giving money to charitable causes).
Not only is Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year, which commemorates God’s creation of the world, but also the Day of Judgment, when God remembers and judges all human deeds. Except on Shabbat, services are punctuated with the call of the shofar, which according to Maimonides, is saying, “Awake, you sleepers, from your slumber…examine your deeds, return in repentance, and remember your Creator.” Human beings are believed to be in mortal danger at this time, with their lives hinging on the decision to repent. Only those who choose to forego sin are inscribed in the symbolic “book of life” that is a central liturgical image of Rosh Hashanah.
On the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the theological bent of the morning services is reinforced in a concrete way during the Tashlikh ceremony, during which individuals symbolically cast away their personal sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water. This action is accompanied by the recitation of biblical verses that evoke the human capacity for repentance and the beneficence of Divine forgiveness through the metaphor of casting sins into depths of the waters.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashanah greeting from “the eternal capital Jerusalem”:
Retrieved from IsraeliPM
Prime Minister Netanyahu also gave a Rosh Hashanah greeting in Persian to Jews in Iran this year.
For Christians who would like to celebrate Rosh Hashanah also, CBN has an annual Rosh Hashanah celebration tonight, the live stream of which can be found here.
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 11, 2015
Americans remembered those who lost their lives due to the terror attacks on the Twin Towers 14 years ago today.
Governor Palin posted this on her Facebook page today:
Senator Ted Cruz posted this beautiful graphic on Twitter:—————
Ron Devito, who lives in New York, posted an excellent article remembering September 11:
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 4, 2015
Using her superb sense of timing, Governor Palin waited until Obama finished his Alaska visit to post her splendid commentary on his trip. Earlier today she posted a link to her op-ed in this Facebook post:
The Commander in Chief just left Alaska. He spoke so highly of the Last Frontier! It’s nice when others get a glimpse of God’s awesome creation up here, so rich in American oil, gas, minerals and other overflowing natural resources that, once tapped, could secure the Union and make America safe and prosperous again, with jobs a’plenty. If only…
Anyway, the President missed a few things, let me help him out:
Here is an excerpt from her op-ed at The Journal IJReview. It is priceless and well worth reading the whole thing!
What the President Didn’t See From Alaska
Written by Denali
NOTE: “Denali” was the name assigned to Gov. Sarah Palin by the United States Secret Service during the 2008 campaign. Her husband’s code name, per Secret Service, was “Driller.”
As tourist season winds down in Alaska, so does the sightseeing trip of America’s busiest tourist. The President heads back to the beltway bubble after three days in the wondrous Last Frontier.
While here, he enjoyed spectacular autumn weather which he commemorated with many selfies on a stick. He danced, he held a fish, he hiked a glacier (thankfully not the Mendenhal Glacier, for that chunk of ice is, literally, the size of Rhode Island. Instead, he enjoyed one of the other 100,000 Alaskan glaciers). And, he renamed a mountain…our mountain…the tallest peak on the North America continent.
Unlike most tourists, the President heads home now with his enormous fleet of transport vehicles – ironically after plenty of finger pointing on this Global Warming tour. Astoundingly, with just this one trip, a bigger carbon footprint was created than what 33 cars combined would create in an entire year.
From his many entertaining Instagram pictures, it looks like he enjoyed his trip, thankfully! Hard not to in the ever-changing ebb and flow of God’s Northern grandeur that has evolved with natural cyclic phenomenons, like tides rising and falling, glaciers advancing and receding, trees growing and dying in this energy-rich land that’s been reshaping itself since the beginning of time.
Residents here are thankful when far-away decision makers who control the vast majority of Alaska’s land and resources give us the time of day; hopefully his was an impacting trip. Here are a few things he missed, though:
The Hubbard Glacier…which is actually growing.
The thousands of men and women working in extreme conditions to produce safe, available, American oil in our energy industry where jobs suffer such negative impacts due to the Administration’s anti-development mindset.
Five Chinese warships off our Alaska coast – right there in the Bering Sea this morning – a signal that growing Superpowers like China (and Russia, with its recent brazen claims to lands and waterways that a sleepy America should be claiming) are no longer respectful of America, nor intimidated.
The vast untapped natural resources trapped in the desolate ANWR region, locked up by Feds who ignore the will of the people of Alaska who support drilling.
Blocked, despite there being enough crude to produce more barrels per day than we import from Saudi Arabia, thus easing our dependence on unstable, unfriendly foreign sources of energy. Development creates jobs…it’s the only real “stimulus package” the Feds should have engaged in. Drill, baby…eh, you know the rest.
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 31, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page earlier today:
My latest op-ed:
What a hoot to watch pundits clutching their pearls and whimpering for smelling salts aghast over the latest “shocking” thing Donald Trump said, while The Donald ignores them and continues to soar. Silly kingmakers just don’t know what to make of this. Well, we do!
The elites are shocked by Trump’s dominance, but everyday Americans aren’t. Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, including motorsport events in Detroit full of fed up Joe Six-Pack Americans, the folks I meet commiserate about wussified slates of politicians, but then unsolicited, they whisper their appreciation for Trump because he has the guts to say it like it is.
Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another. But it’s not just how Trump says it, it’s what he’s saying.
Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters. He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)? What other candidate chooses American workers over the multinational corporations donating to their campaigns? Who other than Trump is talking about the dangerous trade deficits deindustrializing America and stealing our jobs? The old Arsenal of Democracy that allowed us to win World War II is now such a distant memory that we can’t even build the parts for our own military equipment – we need China to manufacture them for us. How can a great nation maintain its greatness without a manufacturing base? Or without secure borders for that matter?
Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders. To these, Trump offers bold, brash solutions based in common sense and real world experience.
Now throw in Trump’s candor about “winning” and you understand why his message catches fire. As General Patton said, “Americans play to win all the time.” But those of us outside the Beltway can see that America isn’t winning. Our enemies laugh at us. Our friends can’t rely on us. China is outpacing our military superiority. Putin thumbs his nose at us. ISIS seizes territory our sons and daughters fought and died to liberate. Iran gloats over the idiotic and ultimately catastrophic nuclear deal the White House caved on. Our friends in Israel shake their heads at our betrayal.
Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren’t they secured? How many politicians promised to grow American jobs? So, why did they vote for Obamatrade? Is it any wonder that Americans are telling status quo politicians, “You’re fired”?
For everyday Americans the beauty of Trump’s candidacy is that he’s not a politician. There’s hope the guy who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can finally close the deal on all the broken promises of career politicians. Maybe the man who actually builds things, big things, can rebuild America’s entrepreneurial spirit with government put back in its proper place.
The average American doesn’t ask for much. We want security and the freedom to prosper. Many politicians are now offering solutions for security, but what about our prosperity? Trump boasts about his wealth, and average Americans cheer him on. This is the secret the chattering classes will never get. Americans don’t begrudge wealth honestly earned. We celebrate it! Trump made his money the old fashioned way with brick and mortar. He built big buildings and proudly stamped his name on them. He actually created jobs – lots of them. Like so many great American entrepreneurs, Trump has the flair of a showman but the sensibilities of an ordinary guy. He may be a billionaire, but refreshingly, there’s nothing elitist about him. He’s saying to the average Joe, “I worked hard and I succeeded and I want you to also.” That’s the fabric of our national character woven by work ethic and dreams and drive. That’s America!
It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing. They go rogue – and take flak from all sides. Some of us have the scars to prove that.
Thankfully, Americans are on to the media’s games. The politics of personal destruction has lost its shock value. We have serious problems in this country. Ferreting through old divorce records and playing gotcha with past misstatements are just stupid distractions. Shouts of “But he donated to Democrats!” won’t sway Trump enthusiasts. The man built a skyscraper in New York City – of course, he had donated to Democrats. If he was building it in Salt Lake City, I’m sure he would have donated to Republicans. “But he changed his mind on positions!” Reagan had been an FDR Democrat. Should we hold that against him or be grateful he saw the light?
Itty-bitty pundits thinking it’s clever to mock Americans’ opinions are finding the joke is on them. Cozy in their seat of judgment, blowing each other’s horns, protected by a glass screen. Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets. A friend emailed, “Tell those smart alecks bashing Trump on TV, ‘I love him because YOU hate him!'”
The GOP establishment would do well to listen to these voters and quit dismissing them. Reagan understood these blue-collar salt of the earth Americans. That’s why they gave him two landslide victories. If you want to win again, GOP, you need these good people.
Anticipate more battering and bashing storms around Trump. It’s still very early in the game; folks are keeping their powder dry with candidate support but are quite happy Donald Trump is in the race. More power to you, Donald. Here’s to “Making America Great Again”!Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly…breitbart.com