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Archive for February, 2013

Gov. Palin: Crowds organize to show respect to American hero Chris Kyle while our “leaders” are oblivious

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013

Governor Palin posted this photo on her Facebook page tonight:

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A friend sent this photo of one of the many crowds that gathered in Texas on Monday to pay their respects to Chris Kyle. While too many of our “leaders” were oblivious, these ordinary Americans organized themselves to show respect for a great hero. Patriotic ordinary Americans like the people in this photo are the heart and hope of this country. The lesson here, as in so many things lately, is don’t wait for or rely on government to do anything for you. You have more sense and discernment than most politicians. — with Alexandria Christians and Sonia Medina.
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Palins Prepare for Iron Dog Race in Alaska Next Week

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013

Gov. Palin posted this photo on her Facebook page tonight:

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Iron Dog prep week – a busy time as the guys gear up for Sunday’s green flag to start the grueling 2000 mile race across Alaska!

Bristol also posted some information about the Iron Dog race tonight in advance of this year’s race, which will take place next week. Her Dad will be participating in the Iron Dog Race again this year. We hope he wins!

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What is This Race I Keep Talking About?

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As my family prepares for the start of the big race this weekend, I know some of you are wondering what exactly the Iron Dog is!  Every year, Dad takes this 2,000 mile trek on a snowmachine.  (Yes, I know you “flatlanders” call them “snowmobiles,” but we call them “machines” up here!)  This is a treacherous, exciting race — in many Iron Dogs, more racers drop out than finish.  The injuries, bad weather, machine break downs, and fatigue take a toll on everyone.

After worrying the entire time he’s gone, it’s always very exciting to pack up and go to Fairbanks for the finish! We pack our warmest clothes, pile into our vehicles, and hope to see dad cross the finish line first.  There are a lot of festivities going on around the finish line, so if you’re near Fairbanks at the end of the race you should definitely stop by!!  Alaska must have the best ice sculptors, because there are usually beautiful statues being created right in front of your eyes. People build a fire on the frozen water, which gives you an idea of how cold it is there. It’s frequently negative thirty degrees at the finish line!

Sometimes the engines of our vehicles freeze as we spend the night there, and we have to get up every few hours to turn them on. A couple of years ago, our vehicle just quit on the way home because it had gotten too cold.  So after Dad had raced 2000 miles on a snow machine, he was out there trying to fix the truck on the side of the road.

Anyway, it’s an exciting tradition, and I’ll try to add some photos from years past sometime today.

Dad, I’m proud of you every year, no matter where you finish in the pack… (In fact, he’s won it four times!)  Let add another win to that total!

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Palin: Bristol and Todd Hunting with Friends

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013

Governor Palin posted this photo on her Facebook page today:

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Bristol and Todd hunting — with Megan SchmidtZ and Nancy Davis Coggins.

 
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Palin: Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 14, 2013

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Governor Sarah Palin sent Valentine’s Day wishes to her supporters today via Facebook.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Boortz: Why the Liberal Hatred of Citizens With Guns

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 14, 2013

Sarah Palin shared the following Townhall article by Neil Boortz via her Facebook page earlier today:

 

You’re snug in your cabin in the mountains outside of Big Bear, California. Snug, but fearful. They’re searching for a killer near you. A terrifying, heavily armed former cop from Los Angeles who has gone on a killing rampage.

Suddenly you hear gunshots. You part the curtains to look outside … and there’s the man whose picture you’ve seen countless times on TV over the past few days running toward your house as he returns fire to police officers in pursuit.

Just a few weeks ago you had been considering buying an AR-15 just in case it might be needed to defend your home from predators of the two and the four-legged variety. They don’t call the place Big Bear for nothing. You couldn’t buy one, though, because private ownership of these weapons had been outlawed. That didn’t stop the killer. He was carrying one … that along with several pistols. The law didn’t seem to deter him at all. The murderer was still far enough away that you could stop him with one shot through your window, but that option had been taken away by anti-gun zealots.

Somehow you don’t feel comfortable with only your handgun and it’s seven-shot magazine to protect you from this approaching danger. You know the killer, who is rapidly nearing your door, is much more heavily armed than you. Things aren’t looking all that rosy for you and your family right now.

Why did this have to happen? Why were these liberals — these Democrats — so hell-bent on reducing your capacity to act in your own self-defense in a situation just such as this?  More

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But the Greatest of These is Love

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013

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I Corinthians 13 is kown as the “love chapter.”  Written by the Apostle Paul, it tells us what love is and isn’t.  And it ends with this statement:

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And on Valentine’s Day, we celebrate Love.  Children will be exchanging Valentines in schools, couples will be sharing special moments, and families and others will be sharing fondness and good wishes.

But where does love come from?  I John 4: 7-12 tells us:

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

God is love.  And he showed His love toward us by sending His Son, who was in effect the First Valentine.

So as we share warm moments with those we love and care about today, let’s remember where love comes from and that the One who cares about every sparrow that falls also knows and cares about every detail of our lives.

We at SPIB want to wish all of our readers and friends an especially happy and blessed Valentine’s Day today.

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Palin’s reponse to SOTU: Get motivated and organized! 2014 is just around the corner!

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013

Governor Palin posted this Facebook note yesterday (emphases mine):

 
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If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses.

We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wouldn’t “increase our deficit by a single dime.”

Of course, he glossed over the inconvenient facts. He boasted about job creation, but didn’t mention that real unemployment is higher today than when he took office. He touted all those still undiscovered “clean energy” jobs without mentioning the tens of thousands of real jobs the Keystone Pipeline will create if he would simply allow it to be built. He sang of new energy development, but didn’t mention that new offshore leases for oil and natural gas drilling have declined a decimating 61% under his administration.

He talked about “helping” to build “a thriving middle class,” but didn’t address how the middle class is actually faring under his economic stewardship. This is important – his deception must be addressed: under his leadership, middle class families have seen the average price per gallon of gas increase 96%, the average cost of family health care premiums rise 24%, the annual cost per household from federal regulations rise to over $15,000, and real median household income decline $4,520. If this is what happens when he “helps” the middle class, then please, Mr. President, we implore you to stop “helping” us.

He talked about a “balanced approach to deficit reduction” without mentioning that $5.9 trillion has already been added to the debt since he took office. We’re $16.5 trillion in debt and he keeps digging the hole deeper! He didn’t mention his record trillion dollar deficits or the fact that his last proposed budget would add $9.2 trillion to the debt through 2022. His Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years. That’s obviously not “responsible” or “balanced.” He said, “We can’t cut our way to prosperity.” Well, we definitely can’t get there by borrowing and spending money we don’t have on his “investments” that don’t work. If indiscriminately borrowing and spending money led to prosperity, then bankruptcy would be a sign of economic strength. But it isn’t.

A State of the Union address should give us a true picture of the direction in which we are headed. But we didn’t get the truth last night. And it WAS Orwellian.

What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I’ll speak the truth here. We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died for (including our brave men and women in uniform who were barely mentioned last night).

We are a country with an economy being stifled under the weight of a bankrupt and voracious federal machine demanding more taxes and burdensome regulations. Job creators are the ones stuck with the bill when Obama calls for “new revenue.” Their businesses bear the brunt of the nearly 87 million paperwork hours imposed by federal regulations in 2012 – annually costing them $1.75 trillion. And I haven’t even mentioned Obamacare yet, which looms like the dark cloud it is over our private sector. Is it any wonder why our economy is stagnant or why job growth is so anemic? President Obama’s “solution” to these problems is to make the federal government more intrusive, bankrupt, and controlling.

If we continue down the path Barack Obama has us on, the long-term forecast of the state of our union is not a pretty picture. Yet he merrily rolls along it, deceiving too many Americans into thinking that these are intelligent, economic, and ethical proposals.

Our President wasn’t candid with Americans about our forecast, but, interestingly, in a Q&A session last week, Paul Krugman, one of President Obama’s economic cheerleaders at the New York Times, was remarkably candid about where we’re headed.

When asked about our federal debt, he admitted that “eventually we do have a problem” especially because “the population is getting older” and “health care costs are rising.” So, what does he see as the solution to pay for all this? He admits that your taxes will rise. And worse:

“Surely in the end it will require some middle class taxes as well. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes, not a huge one, but some increase in taxes on the middle class, maybe a value added tax. And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care – not pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. So, the snarky version I use, which I shouldn’t even say because it gets me in trouble, is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.” (But wait, I thought there’d be no such thing as “death panels,” liberal liars?)

Mr. Krugman tried to portray this brave new world in the gentlest possible light, but it’s going to take quite a lot of “sales taxes” to meet the payments on the ever-increasing multi-trillion dollar debt we’re burying our kids and grandkids under. And with health care costs rising under Obamacare, obviously a lot of care will be rationed and even flat out denied by panels of faceless bureaucrats making life and death decisions for you and your loved ones. This is the long-term forecast for the state of America under Obama’s failed policies: middle class taxes and death panels.

Does that sound good to you? It doesn’t to me. So, we better get motivated to do something about it. We’d better get out of our post-election funk and wake up to the radicals’ reality being created as America gets “fundamentally transformed.”

Here’s the good news: President Obama is in many ways a lame duck president. None of his ridiculous ideas will come to pass via the legislative process. Of course, he may try to force them down America’s throat by imposing them through other means. But they can be undone if the right people are in position to undo them. He is very bold right now – some would say cocky – because of his November win, but there is another election around the corner, and we can check his boldness at the ballot box by electing constitutional conservatives. We must continue to affirm the fact that growing our bankrupt federal government is NOT the solution. Most of what the federal government does could be handled better on the individual, local, and state levels.

Our country didn’t weather a Revolution, two World Wars, a Civil War, a Great Depression, and countless other political and economic storms, just to be sunk by the dangerous policies of this current administration. We’re stronger than this. As President Reagan said, “I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”

So, do something. 2014 is just around the corner. Get motivated! Get organized. America, don’t retreat. In the words of yet another White House program, “Let’s move.”

– Sarah Palin

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John Hayward: It’s not hard to lead mainstream media into phony stories that fit their narrative

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 13, 2013

Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses a Tea Partly Express Rally in Manchester, N.H., Monday afternoon, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

John Hayward at Human Events has written an excellent analysis of the egregious WaPo snafu that drew a Twitter response from Governor Palin yesterday:

Suzi Parker at the Washington Post wrote on Tuesday morning, “The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.”

There follow several hundred words of rambling non-news about how Palin is “trying to find ways to stay relevant while her 15 minutes faces into the political history books,” after parting ways with Fox News.  Parker artfully juxtaposes some factoids about Palin’s popularity in Alaska, and unsupported speculation that she’s been ruined by exposure to reality TV, with an account of Palin’s attendance at the memorial for murdered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle – the implication being that Palin only attended the service to draw attention to herself.

But the marquee element of Parker’s post – the entire reason she wrote the silly, contemptuous piece – was the revelation that Palin would become acontributor for the TV network al-Jazeera bought from al-Gore.  Supposedly Palin hoped to use her new perch at al-Jazeera to “reach millions of devoutly religious people.”

It’s a blockbuster revelation that turned out to be based entirely on a hoax… which Parker fell for hook, line, and sinker, apparently making no effort whatsoever to substantiate it, not even through the minimal practice of searching for a single corroborating source online.  Parker’s sole source was an obvious parody sitethe Daily Currant.  She probably didn’t even bother to visit the site, instead building her story around a cut-and-paste of something she received via social media.  At the time of this writing, the top story on the Daily Currant is “Catholic Church Considering Jerry Sandusky as Next Pope.”

Parker’s embarrassing piece now begins with one of the funniest “corrections” in journalistic history: “An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.”  The bogus material has been carefully clipped out, and the piece has been reworded to conceal how prominently it once figured in Parker’s writing, but here’s what it used to say:

Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network.

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

It couldn’t be much more obvious that this is a parody, designed to tickle the funny bones of people with Parker’s biases.  Among other clues, that link to “Al Jazeera America” points to Wikipedia.

So it turns out that this is really a “cautionary tale about what can happen” when sloppy reporting, liberal prejudice, and Internet comedians meet.  It’s really not that hard to lead mainstream media reporters, pundits, and editors into phony stories – just give them something that fits the “narrative” they already believe in.  Just yesterday, on Sarah Palin’s birthday, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post announced the Pope’s resignation on Twitter as follows: “Pope Benedict, following Sarah Palin’s lead, resigns.”  Maybe it’s time for the top brass at the Post to do some soul-searching about its unhealthy obsessions.  Or could this be more fairly characterized as a desperate search by their writers to “find ways to stay relevant?”

It does not speak well of the Post that they would leave the story in place without a full retraction and apology to Palin, or a complete explanation to readers of where the false material came from.

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Update: The Washington Post editorial staff must be having a Real Bad Day, because the disclaimer at the top of Suzi Parker’s post has now mutated to read as follows: “CORRECTION:  An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had signed on as a contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network.  The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical.”  They’ve added the second line to fess up to the way Parker made her “mistake.”  Now they’d better just hope none of their readers click over to the Daily Currant, and ask themselves how a major news organization could possibly employ someone who didn’t realize it was a parody site.

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Here are Governor Palin’s tweets in response to Suzi Parker’s error:

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Palin: What Obama Didn’t Say Reflects His Values

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 13, 2013

Sarah Palin took to her Twitter and Facebook accounts yesterday to “fact check” and provide commentary on President Obama’s State of the Union address.  The graphic at the bottom is her summary of important topics that were seemingly too unimportant for President Obama to touch upon.  Some fine examples of her responses (tweets) to President Obama’s SOTU statements are here, here, here, and here.  Early on, Palin introduced hash tag #sotUGottaBKiddingMe here.  This is pure Sarah Palin.  She’s unleashed, unshackled, and on a mission to fight for her country.  I love it!

From Palin’s Facebook page:

Here’s a telling reminder of what wasn’t said tonight. What Obama DIDN’T say reflects his values & priorities as much as what he did.

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Palin: Help the Families of Chris Kyle & Chad Littlefield

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 11, 2013

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Sarah Palin lets her supporters know how they can help the families of slain heroes Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

From Palin’s Facebook page:

It was a beautiful memorial service for Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium this afternoon. What a celebration of a great life! All in all, is there a finer human being who has crossed the 50-yard line star in Texas than Chris Kyle? Please click on the following link for information on how we can help out the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. As patriotic Americans, this is a tangible way to show appreciation and support for good people. On a personal note, I thank you who’ve sent birthday greetings today, and it would be awesome if you’d join me in supporting the families of these heroes by helping them out!

– Sarah Palin

 

Palin then shared a link to Bristol’s Blog which provides additional information on the organizations handling the donations.

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