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Archive for October 11th, 2010

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas Rumba in the Night

Posted by Ron Devito on October 11, 2010

The dynamic dancing duo of Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas are well-positioned to move into Week Five following their beautiful performance of the Rumba tonight. Governor Palin, Todd and Piper Palin were all present tonight to see Bristol and Mark’s performance.

As of this writing, Bristol has 7,902 Facebook friends and is knocking on 8,000’s door. Bristol had achieved her 7,000th friend on the social network on October 5, 2010. She cut a music video, had two interviews and delivered a pro-life speech at the Perry Center last week.

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More Great Candidates to Support This Year

Posted by Ron Devito on October 11, 2010

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

I’ve just finished up another great week of travel across our country. From Florida to California, the feeling is unmistakable. A commonsense grassroots movement is determined to get our country back to its founding principles and constitutional roots. I hope you’ll join me in supporting a few more patriots this November – because we need their voices and their votes in DC.

John Raese for U.S. Senate in West Virginia

The last thing Washington, DC needs is another rubber-stamp vote for President Obama and the liberal agenda. John Raese has the courage and independence to stand up to the Washington politics of Reid and Pelosi. He’ll do what’s right for West Virginia. Please visit John’s web at www.raeseforsenate.org and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Dan Benishek for Congress in Michigan

There’s a lot of talk about the race in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. Dr. Dan Benishek is the kind of commonsense voice we need in Washington to replace the retiring Bart Stupak. As a physician, he understands why Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with true health care reform. Dan is determined to work to get our country’s fiscal house in order. As a self-described “hunter and fisherman and proud member of the NRA,” he’s great for Michigan 1st District, which like Alaska, is home to outdoor enthusiasts who love their hunting and fishing. Please visit Dan’s website at www.benishekforcongress.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Keith Fimian for Congress in Virginia

Keith Fimian will be an important check on Congress for residents of the Commonwealth. The differences in this campaign are clear: his opponent supports job-killing cap-and-tax, wasteful stimulus spending, and the massive federal overreach on our health care system. Keith Fimian is not a career politician and has actually created private-sector jobs. Please visit Keith’s website at www.keithfimian.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Ruth McClung & Janet Contreras for Congress in Arizona

Ruth McClung is the smart choice for Congress in southwestern Arizona. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that our country is on the wrong track under the leadership of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid; but Ruth actually is a rocket scientist! Ruth’s commonsense fiscal approach to job creation and reining in reckless government spending is in sharp contrast to her opponent’s liberal record. In fact, Ruth is running against a four term incumbent who is so out of touch that he actually called for a boycott of his own constituents. It’s simple: The people of Arizona’s 7th Congressional District deserve better. Please visit Ruth’s website at www.ruth4az.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Janet Contreras is not a politician; she’s a working mother, grandmother, and a former small business owner. She’s like many of the patriots I meet all across this country – frustrated, disappointed, and doing something about it. Many of you will remember Janet from the letter she wrote expressing concern for the direction the country was moving in. Glenn Beck read the letter on his show and later interviewed her. Janet will be a smart, straight-forward, honest, and independent voice for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District. Please visit Janet’s website at www.vote4janet.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Ray McKinney for Congress in Georgia

We can count on Ray McKinney to be a strong, independent voice for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. As Ray says, “If you like the way things are going now, vote for the other guy.” Ray’s opponent has skipped over 75 votes in Congress since 2005, and he’s ducking debates when Georgians want answers. Had enough? Join me in supporting Ray McKinney. Please visit Ray’s website at www.raymckinney.org and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Nunnelee & Bill Marcy for Congress in Mississippi

Congress could use more leaders like Alan Nunnelee. Alan is a steady, conservative leader that Mississippi can depend on. His opponent stands with Nancy Pelosi and other national Democrats; Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District deserves a leader who will stand with them. Please visit Alan’s website at www.nunneleeforcongress.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

I had the privilege of meeting Bill Marcy at the Restoring Honor rally in August. Bill is tough – a former cop who walked a beat in Chicago – and he’s the got the values and judgment Congress needs. I’m proud to join so many others in supporting his campaign to represent Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District. Please visit Bill’s website at http://www.billmarcyforcongress.net and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Morgan Philpot for Congress in Utah

Ten years ago, Morgan Philpot brought his message of “Faith, Family, Future” to the Utah state legislature. Since then, Morgan has been a reliable, conservative leader for Utah. Now he’s running to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. We can count on Morgan to make the right choices to bring our country back. Please visit Morgan’s website at www.philpotforcongress.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s keep the momentum going as November 2nd approaches.

– Sarah Palin

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America, I Hear You Calling: A Video Tribute To Sarah Palin

Posted by Gary P Jackson on October 11, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

This beautifully done video played before Sarah Palin took the stage Saturday at the Bakersfield Business Conference where she was introduced as “The next President of the United States.

Speculation is running rampant that Sarah is indeed going to run for President in 2012. In our minds, it’s probably the worst kept secret on earth! Of course she’s running!

The time is right. America is in dire need of strong, courageous leadership, and Sarah Palin is the only one who fits that description. All others pale in comparison.

This is her time. Destiny is calling.

Enjoy.

You can read our coverage of the Bakersfield event here.

H/T: NativeVoice

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Sarah Palin: 2012 Will Be The Year We Renew Our Pioneering Spirit

Posted by Gary P Jackson on October 11, 2010

California is at a major crossroad in this election, and the eyes of the nation are on this state because the Golden State has unfortunately become a case study in failed liberal policies.

This great state for generations has been the epitome of America’s optimism and entrepreneurial spirit. It has led the nation in agriculture, technology, and entertainment. But for years now California has been over-taxed, over-regulated, and overwhelmed by an ever increasing government bureaucracy.

Sound familiar? California can turn this around, and so can America. It starts in November. This is still Reagan Country!

~ Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

On Saturday Sarah Palin spoke to an enormous crowd of supporters in Bakersfield, California, in the heart of the once thriving San Joaquin Valley, that now faces devastation and despair. The Valley, which was once called “the world’s bread basket” has been destroyed, turned into a modern day dust bowl, all because of the radical environmentalists, and a three inch bait fish, the Delta Smelt.

Workers in the Valley face an unemployment rate of over 40%, thanks to radicals and government run amok. You can read our report from September of 2009, here.

Things have not improved.

Sarah was in town to speak at a business conference, where she was introduced by conference organizer George Martin as: “The Next President of the United States.

From Bakersfield.com:

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, told thousands of supporters Saturday enough is enough. It’s time to stick up for the “little guy.”

Foreclosures are high, stimulus packages are doing nothing to help the nation bounce back and the budget deficit keeps climbing, Palin said. Americans are out of work, and those with jobs are in fear of losing them, she said.

Little guys across America … and momma Grizzlies are growling,” said Palin, a leader of the Tea Party political movement, wearing the signature red power suit and rimless glasses. “We’re going to protect our cubs.”

There comes a moment in time, a moment we feel today … when we have to say enough is enough. And Bakersfield, enough is enough. You can take it back.

[ … ]

Palin slammed President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and others for “Obama Care” and demanded “restoration.” She called for firings starting Nov. 2, Election Day.

Are we better off now than we were when Barack Obama took office?” she asked the crowd, which responded with a loud, ‘No!

The crowd snapped flash photos throughout her speech, which she gave in the “country music Capitol with the Bakersfield sound and Merle Haggard roots,” she said. Palin touted former President Ronald Reagan, quoting him several times.

She talked about the “little man” who only wants a good job in his home town, but instead sees a country spending without asking, a bleak economic future, and borders that need protection.

Regarding local issues, Palin said California is rich with farm land, but a tiny fish is considered more important than thousands of Californians being fed, referring to the splittail fish at the center of Central Valley water controversy.

I’m Alaskan, and I like my wildlife,” she said. “But people are losing their farms, crops and livelihoods.

She asked why the “cocktail party” considers the Tea Party movement extreme.

For believing in American exceptionalism?” Palin asked.

Palin, 46, was the first woman vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Speculation has circulated that she will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, but so far there’s been no official call.

Conference organizer George Martin, however, introduced Palin as “the next president of the United States.

Charles Riley, 69 of Morro Bay, a supporter of Palin’s since she first popped on the national political scene, hopes that’s the case.

“She’s exactly what the country needs — a traditionalist,” said Riley, who drove just to see her.

David Benson, an accountant from Bakersfield, said it doesn’t matter whether she’s a Democrat or Republican, or even if she runs for president. Palin is simply trying to get everyone on the same page, he said.

She has helped ignite the fire this country needs,” Benson said.

The year 2012, Palin concluded, will be one to “renew our pioneering spirit.

We will win this year,” Palin said. “Our best days are yet to come.

This sounds just as much like a campaign speech, as it does a get out the vote speech, if you ask me.

As we reported earlier, Sarah seems to be getting all of her ducks in a row for 2012, and a run for the presidency. Though not officially announced, she …. and everyone else …. need to remain focused on November and the landmark elections upcoming, there’s no denying she is ready to answer the calls of millions who have asked her to run over the last year.

Sarah started the day with a Facebook post where she declared:

This is still Reagan Country

Just woke this morning in Bakersfield to see that the local newspaper, The Californian, has endorsed Carly Fiorina. Check out the article here to see why Carly is the best choice for California. And please check out the campaign website for Star Parker who is running for Congress from California’s 37th district. I’m in Bakersfield today for the Bakersfield Business Conference, and tonight I’ll be in San Diego for an event for the Combat Veterans For Congress.

California is at a major crossroad in this election, and the eyes of the nation are on this state because the Golden State has unfortunately become a case study in failed liberal policies.

This great state for generations has been the epitome of America’s optimism and entrepreneurial spirit. It has led the nation in agriculture, technology, and entertainment. But for years now California has been over-taxed, over-regulated, and overwhelmed by an ever increasing government bureaucracy.

Sound familiar? California can turn this around, and so can America. It starts in November. This is still Reagan Country!

~ Sarah Palin

Sarah ended the day by attending an event in San Diego for Combat Veterans For Congress, where she introduced Alaska senatorial candidate, Joe Miller.

Sarah is spending a good bit of time in California this month. California should be very much in play come 2012.

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Sarah Palin Makes A Big Move Toward 2012

Posted by Gary P Jackson on October 11, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

One of the worst kept secrets out there is the fact that Sarah Palin is eying a presidential run in 2012. She’s hinted at it, and her supporters are demanding it. After spending a lifetime in sales, I can tell you, having something that people not only want, but demand, makes for a pretty good argument for giving them what they want.

For her part, Sarah has been trying to play down this talk as much as possible, because we still have this little matter of the November elections, and if we blow this, life in America as we have known it, will end. So we can’t take our eye off of the ball.

With that said, you can see it in her eyes, and hear it in her interviews. She is becoming more forceful, giving more specifics, and doing battle like no one else considered to be a 2012 hopeful. Sarah is starting to sound more like a Commander-in-Chief, leading an army, rather than a pundit. She is in charge.

Sarah has been working behind the scenes with Conservative activists, Tea Party Patriots, and even the Grand Old Party, looking to bring everyone together, in an effort to renew and restrengthen the Republican Party. To bring it back home to it’s roots.

One such event was Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida.

As U.S.News and World Report’s Paul Bedard reports:

Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is raising new speculation in conservative circles that she is already preparing for a 2012 presidential bid. In the latest and clearest example of her plans, Palin met with some 50 national conservative leaders Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida where she discussed economic and diplomatic policy and led some to declare that she’s in the race.

This was an indication that she’s strongly considering running,” said one insider. “She was very knowledgeable and gave intelligent answers, despite how she’s been characterized,” added the insider. “And she was extremely charming.”

The meet-and-greet was organized by the conservative magazine and website Newsmax and its boss Christopher Ruddy. Palin, currently a Fox News contributor, has said Newsmax is one of her favorite news sources. Her trip sprung from an accidental meeting in June at the Belmont Stakes race in New York when Palin and Ruddy bumped into each other.

Ruddy, whose Web site helped sell 250,000 of Palin’s 2008 campaign book, arranged for Palin to be interviewed by radio host Michael Reagan for an upcoming webcast dubbed “Make America Great Again.” Palin will kick off the webcast campaign October 12. Her next book, America By Heart, is due out next month.

Because of its ties to conservative leaders and donors, Newsmax plays a broad role in conservative politics and is fast becoming the place for potential 2012 GOP candidates to be seen. Already Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush have stopped by for interviews. One conservative leader told Whispers that Palin’s trip to Newsmax was the strongest sign yet that she’s planning to run.

During her stop, Ruddy and his staff presented Palin with a faux Newsmax cover showing her running for the presidency. It was headlined: “Yes in 2012.”

At a later reception and dinner, she made her case on several issues to top conservative leaders, among them, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, pundit Dick Morris, activist Ralph Reed, and John Raese, the West Virginia Republican Senate candidate who holds a surprise lead over Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin.

This was an indication that she’s strongly considering running,” said one insider.

Conservatives have warmed to Palin in part because of her golden touch in picking Tea Party candidates to back in House and Senate races, giving her a ready-made support base in a presidential bid.

Um Paul, Conservatives have always been warm to Sarah Palin. It’s because she’s real.

Sarah spoke about this event in her latest Facebook Post:

Traveling the Country Where We See a New Generation of Leaders Emerging

Had a great visit with Newsmax and the great folks in the Sunshine State yesterday! I spoke to Michael Reagan about his father’s grand legacy and to Dick Morris about not accepting what President Obama wants America to believe is some kind of “new normal” of economic woe.

I spoke to concerned Floridians about the energy in the Tea Party movement, and explained that I wrote a lot about it in my book, “America by Heart“; and I had the privilege of being interviewed on Sean Hannity’s show regarding voter turnout favoring conservatives this year.

Florida is fortunate to have great candidates willing to run and serve for all the right reasons. The repeal of the mother-of-all-unfunded mandates, Obamacare, is foremost on the minds of so many concerned Floridians, along with job, jobs, jobs. Thankfully they have candidates bold enough to promise to shake things up, put “We the People” first, and support free market and results-oriented solutions to all these challenges.

You can read the rest of her post, which includes a partial listing of endorsees, here.

The interview with Hannity is below:

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Video Courtesy PalinTV

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Vote Bristol Palin DTWS Week 4

Posted by Ron Devito on October 11, 2010

Bristol and Mark will dance the Rumba tonight.

Here’s the Dancing With The Stars number to text your vote for Bristol and Mark: Team Ballas.

800-868-3407

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online polls will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until 11am (Eastern Time) the next day.

Viewers can vote via phone, text message or online for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform.

Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and stay open for 30 minutes after the end. The whole country can vote.

Dancing with the Stars Main Page

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Bristol and Mark To Dance the Rumba on DWTS Tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 11, 2010

Bristol posted this comment on Facebook last night:

I can’t wait for tomorrow! Rumbaaaaa :P

She is approaching 8000 followers on her official Facebook page and should reach that mark by showtime tonight.  In addition to her DWTS rehearsals, Bristol was quite busy with appearances last week. (See Ron Devito’s previous report.)  Here are some excerpts of articles linked to at Bristol’s fan page at Dance Bristol Dance (a big hat tip to Tracey and Kenton!)

Janne Myrdal wrote an inspiring article at RegularGuyRant.com about  Bristol’s speech on Thursday night at the Perry Center in Fargo,  North Dakota:

I had the honor of attending the fund raiser for the Perry Center of Fargo, ND where Bristol Palin spoke to a crowd of one thousand people. The banquet hall overflowed with people who were there to hear Bristol and to support her pro life and abstinence message. Just to let you all know, to get a crowd of a thousand people to an event in our state during harvest season is a great feat. The crowd in Fargo was bigger than the crowd at her speech last week in California (just saying!).

I was privileged to be at the early meet and greet with Bristol and came away with that same sense all people seem to have when meeting a Palin; gracious, classy, sincere and real. It was an honor and a blessing to meet a young lady who is willing to stand for life and values.

Bristol did a phenomenal job sharing her personal story. She is charming, honest, funny, but also straight to the point. Bristol’s journey has been a difficult one and she makes no excuses for it, yet she is unafraid of reaching out with her message in order to help others. She took a good stab at the LSM (Lame Street Media), as she well should, by saying they are the ones out of touch with 99% of Americans. She vowed that she will not quit telling her story. She has that Palin defiance, if you will, that we all so herald. She told stories of her family, her upbringing and also the tough day she had to tell her mom and dad that their little girl was expecting.

Bistol’s love and honor towards her family shone through so clearly and it touched my heart deeply. Her sincerity, passion and unwavering commitment for the rights of the unborn greatly impressed me. She spoke clearly about the tragedy of Roe v Wade and referenced several of President Reagan’s pro life statements. She said she gets “sick to my stomach” when she thinks of all the unborn babies who have been aborted. She also spoke of her “handsome little man” Tripp, who is alive and healthy and may someday play hockey for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux (smile). For many in that room tonight, who have fought the pro life battle for so many years, it was such a delight to see someone of Bristol’s age so clearly and passionately defend the rights of the unborn.

Read more here.

R. J. Richards added these observations:

I had read where Sarah Palin had come to the Mall of America during her book tour and that she signed books for every single fan in attendance. Not one third, not one half, but every single person that came out to see her. A noted liberal radio host from St Paul even conceded that it was nice to see a “celebrity” treat people the right way. Sean Hannity is another one that I’ve witnessed doing this kind of thing.

Now I’m not saying that Bristol put out “celebrity vibes”, because she did not. Just like Janne mentioned in an earlier post, Bristol came off as a regular person. You can actually picture her having a healthy serving of pancakes and sausage in the morning instead of how you might picture Paris Hilton dining on a quail egg and piece of lettuce. Bristol is a regular person and it’s refreshing.

If there were one thousand people in attendance in Fargo then I would say that half of them wanted to either get a picture with Bristol or shake her hand. Do you want to know how Bristol handled this? She stayed until the last person in attendance had the opportunity to speak with her (I know since the last person was my own wife). She was kind and she was very touched by the emotion of the evening. That in turn touched a lot of people.

So for all of the “haters” out there who make it sport to bad mouth Bristol Palin, all I can say is that you needed to be there. People don’t forget when others treat them with kindness and with respect. It’s just the right thing to do. It shows that Bristol Palin has a heart and I appreciate it. Thank you Bristol.


On Wednesday, Mark wrote in his DWTS Journal at USA Today:

What a nerve-shattering night! It really sucked to be saved last tonight. But then I remembered I won the string duel and it made everything better. Seriously though, I thought the judges were a little low on our score based on other dances from Monday and our overall progression from the previous weeks. But everything happens for a reason and Bristol is extremely motivated for this week’s dance, which is the Rumba.Bristol’s not a dancer, but she really is a natural as she picks up the new dance steps rather quickly. We’re working on her facial expressions and selling the dance with her whole body, just like (judge) Bruno (Tonioli ) was advising. We’re going to work harder than ever to prove that we’re contenders. I’m sure no other team will have seven hours of rehearsal in by noon on Wednesday! We certainly were the only team working tonight.After we met with the press after Tuesday’s results show, we grabbed a bite to eat and immediately started the choreography. Bristol’s traveling to Fargo, N.D., Wednesday afternoon, so it was important that we started right away to get the base of the routine down. Thanks to technology, we record the dance on our phones so she can study all the time, just like pro athletes do studying film. She’ll study and learn it at the airport, on the plane and in her hotel room. She’ll study until she’s dreaming of our routine!

In an article at the Alaska Daily News, K. T. McKee writes about local support for Bristol on DWTS:

Political persuasions aside, the Valley’s dance community is casting votes and posting signs for “Bristol the pistol” Palin in her bid to win television’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition in Hollywood.

About 100 red and white signs declaring “Dance Bristol Dance” have popped up all over Mat-Su since the ABC show began a few weeks ago, the biggest of which is a large banner in front of the Babcock Arts Building off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Wasilla.

“Bristol’s a girl who did something outside the box and her sister Piper and cousin McKinley come here for dance lessons, so we wanted to show our support for her,” Sonja Babcock, of Sonja’s Studio of Dance, said Thursday before leaving for Hollywood to see Monday’s show in person. “This has nothing to do with politics at all. It’s all about supporting the arts in our community, and Bristol is making us proud.”

Bristol and Mark will be dancing the rumba tonight on Week 4 of DWTS.   Be sure to tune in at 8 PM EST on ABC to watch their performance and VOTE!

As a reminder, you can vote by phone by calling 1-800-868-3407 or by texting 3407.  Voting online can be done at the Dancing With the Starts Voting Page. 

Voting by phone is open from the start of the show until 30 minutes after.  Online voting is open from 8 PM EST on Monday night until 11 AM EST Tuesday morning.   You can use your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and personal e-mail accounts to vote.  There is more information about voting at VOTING — HOW IT WORKS

As you know, our votes are factored in with the judge’s scores.  We know Bristol and Mark’s performance will be outstanding, so let’s do our part by voting and help them win Round 4 of Dancing with the Stars!

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