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Archive for February, 2010

Congressional Democrats Living In Fear Of Sarah Palin

Posted by Gary P Jackson on February 23, 2010

Looking at the prospect of losing both the House and the Senate this year and the White House in 2012, democrats are desperate. The American people have soundly rejected the entire Marxist agenda that Obama and his radical Congress has tried to foist upon them.

Knowing they have almost zero chance of remaining a viable political party after this Obama, Pelosi, and Reid fiasco, congressional democrats are bringing out their bete noire to try and motivate their rapidly shrinking base of supporters.

From the DCCC website:

Recently Sarah Palin declared that she will be getting involved in Republican primaries like she did in her losing effort in last fall’s special election in Upstate New York. At the tea party convention, Palin stated, “Contested primaries aren’t civil war; they’re democracy at work and that’s beautiful.” [Sarah Palin, 2/6/10].

To make her job easy, the DCCC is launching “Palin’s Primaries” a new site that will track the most divisive and messy House Republican primaries in the country.

Palin will have plenty to choose from: There are at least 55 competitive Republican primaries, many with Tea Party candidates, in Frontline races, open seats, targeted Republican districts, and other races House Republicans are trying to hype. The DCCC will regularly feature the messiest House Republican primary races out there.

Man, they got a nifty little map and all! Hilarious.

Obviously the democrats desperately hope the Tea Party movement will somehow field their own candidates, thus splitting the Conservative vote. I guess they haven’t been listening when Sarah has said third party is not the way to go, and that Tea Partiers need to “pick a party” and work from within to change. In most, if not all cases, that messages resonates with Tea Party members. They understand just how important the up coming elections are. They also understand that it’s easier to take a party over than to start a new one.

It worked for the Marxists in the democrat party!

I am forever tickled by democrats. They run around telling people that strong leaders like Sarah Palin are “inconsequential” or my favorite “dumb.” They claim to be our intellectual superiors, knowing “what’s best for us.” The funniest thing about our “intellectual betters” is how truly ignorant they are.

As always, democrats tell you who they live in abject fear of. There are no “stop Olympia Snowe before we all die” campaigns out there!

Say what they will, this private citizen, this mother of five from Wasilla, Alaska, has these people scared for their political lives. Frankly, they should be. Time and time again Sarah has proven she has the power to take these people on, and defeat them from her Facebook page! One can only imagine the destroyed democrat political careers that will dot the landscape once Sarah actually hit’s the campaign trail!

Next time you hear a democrat tell you just how “inconsequential” Sarah Palin is, remember what they are really saying is Sarah Palin is a strong and proven leader who scares the bejeezus out of them.

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Bristol Palin To Make Her Acting Debut On ABC Family TV

Posted by Gary P Jackson on February 23, 2010

Bristol Palin is about to make her debut on the small screen on ABC Family Television’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. ABC announced Tuesday Bristol will play herself on the ABC Family show.

According to the network, Bristol will play a friend of the show’s main character, Amy. The show has recently focused on how Amy reacts to an unexpected pregnancy.

I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy,” Bristol said in a statement provided by ABC.

We’re thrilled to have [Bristol] join us, and I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we’ve been exploring for a couple seasons now,” Brenda Hampton, the show’s executive producer, said in a statement.

This is a great move on Bristol’s part. She announced last year that she would focus on trying to help young women understand the consequences of making bad decisions. If there was ever a shining example of a bad decision it’s this guy:

Bristol is showing great maturity by using her status as Sarah Palin’s daughter to do something for women and children by taking a tough chapter in her life and turning it into a positive, teaching moment. Bristol deserves our support for doing this.

Kudos to ABC Family, as well, for taking this tough subject head on.

According to the network, the episode will air this summer.

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Eddie Burke: Critics and Family Guy think Palins are Hillbillies

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 23, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Eddie Burke is the man. He calls it like he sees it. He’s not worrying about who will stroke him for what he has to say or fretting the vitriol that liberals will throw his way. He stands up for what he believes.

In case you don’t know, Eddie hosts the #1 radio talk show in Alaska, heard on www.kbyr.com, where he discusses all things Alaska and all things conservative. He is also a friend of the Palins and does a good job standing by them and calling out the haters.

I had the honor of meeting Eddie first in Alaska this past summer, and he’s been a friend ever since. He’s had me on his show many times, the most recent being last week to discuss the tasteless “Family Guy” episode, which showed disrespect to Trig Palin and the Palin family.

Eddie wrote an op-ed this week for Red County about that same “Family Guy” show. Did I say he’s the man? He’s the man! He rendered what can easily be termed both a smackdown and an analysis of what’s behind Palin Derangement Syndrome, as evidenced by the television “joke” and other heartless attacks.

Eddie wrote:

Making fun of Sarah Palin’s last born child, Trig, is repulsive! Let’s think about it. If you had a Down-Syndrome Child, and you were attending a public sporting event, would anyone in his or her right mind publicly make fun of your child? No way! Then why would a national TV show make fun of this child?

Would they yell out jokes about your oldest teenage daughter? No! Would the broadcaster ask if your daughter wanted to have sex with one of the players? No! Has a Vice-Presidential Candidate’s children ever been made fun of and mocked like Sarah Palins have? The answer remains the same: No!

Is it right that a scumbag radio Host, Dan Fagan, in Anchorage would say that Track Palin graduating from Army boot camp is “No big deal?” I don’t know about you, but every person raising his or her hand in a time of war IS a big deal to me.

If you mildly agree with what I’ve written, then, you must be asking yourself, what in the world is going on here? Why are Sarah Palin’s children treated differently?

What a good question. If you’ve asked yourself this question before, good for you. If you never have, ask yourself why not? Now answer honestly.

Eddie does ask the question–and he answers it. It’s a sad conclusion he comes to, but I believe he speaks the truth, which is actually what makes it so sad.

Here is the answer: Sarah and Todd Palin are nothing more than a bunch of Hillbillies from Alaska with a Down-Syndrome child. Yes, I know-your drink just went down the wrong pipe. Secondly, if you’re supportive of Sarah’s policies then you are a dumb hillbilly too. This is what the “left” and most in the media think about the Palins AND us.

You see, people make fun of individuals because they think they deserve it, or some make fun of those who are weak and cannot defend themselves. Also, people are often made fun of because it’s the “cool” thing to do. But when has it ever been popular to make fun of a mother’s Down-Syndrome child? Never!

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As a small radio “host” I look for material to air and think about how I might address a certain subject. Sometimes I might consult with my producer and get his thoughts too. But my show is unscripted and spontaneous, which leaves me open to say the wrong thing or wish I had said something differently.

Family Guy is a large production with many staff members; it’s big time! You may be wondering what point I’m trying to make. They discussed the skit. There is a script. There was opportunity to change their mind. Many people were engaged about the material and how it would be said. It was premeditated. After all that, they still decided it was okay to run down a mother’s baby who will never understand or be able to defend what they said about Trig. They just did not care. Getting the laugh justified the means.

Why would they do this? Why is this child a target? Why does this continue? The liberal blogs out there say it’s because Sarah has brought “Trig out on stage.” She has “exploited Trig.” “Sarah has used Trig as a “political prop.” Are you kidding me? Because a mother is proud of her child and refuses to hide him, they say she’s using him?

Lets flip the coin and say Sarah never was public with Trig? Then, the “left” would say Sarah is hiding Trig, and she must be ashamed of him.

Eddie hit the nail on the head. Regarding Governor Palin, it’s a no-win situation with some people–and if you’ve been anywhere on this planet in the last two years, you know that’s true. If the haters weren’t saying she’s exploiting Trig, they’d be saying she’s hiding him. She’s doing neither. She’s his mom. He’s her son. She’s simply loving him–just like you love those closest to you.

So, Eddie, what does this come down to?

I was hoping to close this op-ed with some profound answer or a solution to this disgusting situation, but unfortunately there is not much to be said about liberals’ behavior and their hypocrisy. Here is one thought that I think is true: The left cannot stand that Sarah is Pro-Life. They are mad that she did not abort Trig; furthermore, they are mad that Sarah and Todd are so proud of Trig and that God chose them to share this child with the world.

Liberals and many in the media cannot stand the fact that millions of us all across this country find a connection with Todd and Sarah Palin. These socialists think the Palins are stupid, ignorant people from some swamp behind a beer brewery. There is a huge hypocrisy and double standard when it comes to the Palins as Fox News Anchor, Greta Van Susteren recently wrote about here.

Keep up the fight, my friends! Never quit and always push back. The enemy appears to be strong, but they are weak at the core. As Sarah Palin has said, “This battle is more important than me.” It is about a deep set of differences between what our Founders have written and what these progressives want America to become. Americans have always fought and died for freedom for others, but there will be a time when we must fight for our own freedom! Are you ready?

Ready, Eddie!

Eddie Burke’s op-ed deserves a complete read. Please click here to do so.

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Bristol Palin Makes Acting Debut on ABC Family Network’s Teen Show

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 23, 2010

Good Morning America reports  (h/tp C4P)  that the ABC Family network, owned by the Walt Disney Company, has  announced  that Bristol Palin will play herself on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” show:

Bristol Palin, arguably the most famous teen mother in America, will make her acting debut playing herself on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” the network announced today.

“I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy,” Palin said in a statement.

Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, will play herself as a friend to the show’s protagonist, Amy, at a music program for teen mothers. “Secret Life” focuses heavily on how Amy’s family and friends deal with her own unexpected pregnancy.

“We’re thrilled to have [Bristol] join us, and I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we’ve been exploring for a couple seasons now,” “Secret Life” executive producer Brenda Hampton said in a statement.

Discussion and video of Bristol’s interview with ABC’s Good Morning America in May of 2009 can be found here.

Congratulations, Bristol!   We’re so proud of you for choosing life for precious little Tripp and for working to make a difference for other teenagers faced with the same decision.  We’re also proud of the stand you have taken on abstinence and the encouragement it provides to teenagers to withstand social pressure to do otherwise.

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Todd Palin & Scott Davis: Steely Iron Doggers (Update: ADN Retraction)

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 22, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com




An injury to Scott Davis has caused him and partner, Todd Palin, to withdraw from the Iron Dog.

The Anchorage Daily News reports:

An injury to Scott Davis of Soldotna, the most experienced driver in the 27th Iron Dog snowmachine race, has forced him and partner Todd Palin to scratch at Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range.

Iron Dog development director Heidi Griffin said the injury happened about 30 miles past the checkpoint Sunday night, and the racers were returning to the checkpoint.

She did not know the nature of Davis’ injury and expected further updates later Monday.

Davis, 50, is tied with John Faeo as the winningest driver in race history with seven victories. Partner Palin, 45, has four titles.

Yesterday, the Iron Dog began with a flurry of excitement, as it does every year– and contrary to ADN misreporting, Governor Palin and family were present to see Todd Palin off. At 2,000 miles, the Iron Dog is the toughest, longest snowmachine race in the world. It takes some steely men–and women, I recently learned–to even prepare for it.

While the nature of the injuries is not yet known, surely it must be bad for this particular pair not to continue. In 2008, for example, Todd suffered a broken arm when he was thrown 70 feet from his snowmachine. He somehow continued the race and managed to finish in fourth place.

Juneau Empire reported then:

Not only is he the First Dude, but Todd Palin is one tough dude.

The husband of Gov. Sarah Palin, or First Dude, as Alaskans have come to call him, survived a high-speed crash on Friday in which he broke his arm and had to be towed across the Chena River finish line in Fairbanks on Saturday after his snowmachine died, but he still finished the world’s longest, toughest snowmachine race in fourth place.

Not bad considering that just the day before he was lying in the snow, curled up in the fetal position after crashing into a hidden barrel outside the village of Galena.

Obviously, this team came to the race with incredible fortitude and years of experience. Davis began racing in 1984, the year the Iron Dog was born, and placed second at the young age of 24. Palin has competed in the Iron Dog every year since 1993. The two have been racing together for seven years.

Because they’re such fierce competitors, I’m sure there’s some disappointment today. However, their veteran decision not to defy the elements further or risk added injury is to be commended. Experience brings wisdom, and they used that wisdom to make the right decision. We applaud them for the training and preparation they endured and for starting a race most would never even dare undertake.

Read more about the Palin-Davis team here and here.

We wish Scott Davis a speedy recovery.

(Photos 1 & 2 courtesy of Tracey)
(Photo 3 courtesy of Ron)

Update: The Anchorage Daily News has now corrected their mistake, which I referred to earlier in this post as “ADN misreporting.”

Correction: This story originally reported, incorrectly, that former Gov. Sarah Palin did not make an appearance at the Iron Dog start on Sunday. She was there, seeing off husband Todd and his partner, Scott Davis.

Way to hold ’em accountable, folks.

(Retraction H/T C4P))

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Time for the Iron Dog!

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 22, 2010

By Tracey Porreca – Finding Myself In Alaska

Alaska is a unique place. We have a lot of things here that are not common in the lower 48. We all know that winter is on it’s way out when we start having events like the Iron Dog. There is a great deal of interest in the race because of one of it’s participants, Todd Palin, husband to Sarah Palin. Here is a little history on the event from the Iron Dog Website:

The first Iron Dog event started in 1984, in Big Lake following the Northern Route of the Historic Iditarod Trail to Nome. The event began as the “Iron Dog Iditarod”, but the name was quickly changed the next year to the “Gold Rush Classic”, in 1990 the race was recognized as the “Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic” for a decade until Tesoro Corporation became a title sponsor, thus recognizing today’s event as the Tesoro Iron Dog.

Today’s Iron Dog course length 1971 miles, starting in Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse in some of Alaska’s the most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All teams in race classes are a team of two persons and two snowmobiles for safety…
(To see the whole story, follow this link.

The Iron Dog is Alaska’s Nascar. The race starts on Big Lake which is very appropriately named because of it’s size. This lake covers roughly 13 square miles. Go to Mapquest or GoogleEarth and check out Big Lake, Alaska and you’ll see what I mean. The actual race starting line is on the lake near an island that is home to the Islander Lodge. In the summer, you can only get to this lodge by boat but in the winter you can drive to it. Ever seen Ice Road Truckers? What they have is a plowed road system out on Big lake, and that is how you get to the start of the Iron Dog.

Driving on one of the ice roads out to the starting point

The Islander Lodge

There is something of an Alaskan “fair” feeling to this event. People are walking around, running it to others they know and catching up. There are a few vendors and many, many people ride out on their own snowmachines.

Planes with skis also use the lake and were taking off

The Army National Guard is a huge supporter and a strong presence. Here is one of the vehicles they bring out every year

They line up along the chute, which is plowed and has fencing on each side.

The racers are in pairs for safety because this is an extremely dangerous sport. Flying across frozen lakes, rivers, and tundra at speeds of 50, 60, 70+ is dangerous in itself, not to mention the temperatures in the interior can reach -40 degree below zero or more. Going 70 mph in -40 degree weather is punishing on the skin and the body. Racers put duct tape on the exposed skin on their faces to protect it.

They wear very warm gear, have to have a knowledge of arctic survival and have to be able to make repairs to their machines out on the trail. And it can really hurt if you’re going 70 mph and hit something and get thrown from your sled. This happened last year to one team only 2 minutes into the race. One team member hit something that was buried in the snow, it stopped his snowmachine cold, and he went flying. The race was done for that team. Even Todd Palin has fallen victim to this. One year he was thrown from his snowmachine and finished the race with a broken arm. Rest is a luxury but there are a few times during the race that mandatory layovers take place. Todd and his partner Scott Davis are pros, though. Todd first won the Iron Dog in 1995. Here is footage of the finish of that race with the interviewer talking to Sarah about how she feels about his racing:

Todd last won this race in 2008, when he was injured. Here is video of that finish:

(Click here to read an article written last year in Men’s Journal Magazine about the snowmaching, famous “First Dude”)

If you’d like to follow the race, each team has a GPS unit on their snowmachine and you can track their progress by following this link.

I’d like to share some personal photos from last year’s Iron Dog. I had the opportunity to speak briefly to Sarah before the race and had my picture taken with her. You can read more about that experience here and look at some of the photos that go along with the story

Sarah arrived to see Todd off and took a few photos with some of the spectators

I even had a chance to speak to Sarah and have my picture taken with Sarah and Trig

Todd Palin and his race partner Scott Davis greeting fans

Last year Todd had all the kid’s names painted on his snowmachine, as well as Sarah “The Gov”

And, let the ceremony begin! The Army National Guard presents the colors, the National Anthem is played, and we say the Pledge of Allegience.

Sarah gives Todd and hug and kiss and says goodbye

Sarah wishes all the racers luck and then she and Piper get ready to drop the flag to start the race

Piper got to drop the flag for the start of the race. Sarah’s dad Chuck Heath is just to the right of the security guard

After a few other racers, Scott Davis (left) and Todd Palin pulled up to the starting line

And then they got the signal to head down the chute

They are on the trail now. Please keep them in your prayers for a safe return!

UPDATE: To view photos of the Iron Dog start today, check out this link to KMBQ 99.7 Valley Radio

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Sarah Palin Congratulates USA Men’s Hockey Team

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 21, 2010

Complete transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Note:

YES, Team USA!

Today at 10:42 PM EST

Congratulations to Team USA’s men’s hockey team for a sensational game this evening. We needed this! It made us so proud to be fans of this team, this sport, and this great country. America’s Olympic team of hard working, selfless team players – with no individual superstars – is an inspiring story for all. Now on to the next chapter in this great sports story… Go Team USA!

– Sarah Palin

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Warmer-Than-Usual Temperatures Challenge Iron Dog Racers

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 21, 2010

The annual Iron Dog competition started at 1PM Alaska time (5 PM EST) today.  Todd Palin’s team drew the Number 22 position, which meant they were the 22nd team to start.  By 4 PM (8 PM EST), they had moved up to 19th place.  The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports:

While many in the Valley are enjoying nearly balmy temperatures, the warmer-than-usual winter was not welcome for the dozens of snowmachiners gathered here Sunday to start the 27th Iron Dog snowmachine race. Amid melting ice and snow with temperatures well above freezing, 29 pro-class Iron Dog competitors sped off the lake and into the trees to start race.

Racers and spectators began showing up early to discover large pools of overflow on Big Lake. Further down the lake where the racers head into the trees, the snow is gone and a mostly bare trail is all that was left.

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As the 1 p.m. start neared, the racer staging area was buzzing with activity. Racers hugged family members, put tape on their faces and last-minute sled checks were in progress. The team of Wasilla racers James Spikes and teammate Scott Richter sat on their sleds waiting for their turn to head down the starting chute.

Spikes, who is racing his third race, has a new partner and has switched from Ski Doo to Arctic Cat, but as with most racers, he was more concerned with trail conditions than anything else.

At 1 p.m. the green flag dropped and the No. 2 team of Jeremy Neeser and Ryan Scottosanti lead the charge to Fairbanks. The two-man racing teams were then released in two-minute intervals. By 4 p.m., the No. 2 team had dropped to 13th place, and Aklestad and Johnson were in the lead with last year’s winners Todd Minnick and Nick Olstad close behind. Bringing up the third position was the team of Bradley Helwig and Eric Quam. The team of Todd Palin and Scott Davis was running in 19th place.

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Iron Dog 2010 Under Way

Posted by Ron Devito on February 21, 2010

The Iron Dog race began today with Todd Palin and Scott Davis comprising Team 22.

The Iron Dog is the world’s longest snow machine race covering 2,000 miles of Alaskan Wilderness.

Todd Palin is a four-time champion and completed one race in the top five after breaking one arm during the event.

Complete information including GPS tracking is available at Iron Dog.

Photos courtesy of an Alaskan Sarah Palin supporter. Last photo is Team 22.

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SarahPalin: Glenn Beck Hit Nail on Head with CPAC Speech

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 21, 2010

Governor Palin was impressed with Glenn Beck’s CPAC speech yesterday.  She tweeted:

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