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Archive for October 8th, 2013

Gov. Palin applauds Carrot Tree restaurant for defying NPS shutdown orders

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 8, 2013

Photo retrieved from Carrot Tree Kitchens Yorktown Facebook Page.

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:

Sarah Palin · 3,790,201 like this

6 hours ago ·

Good. Need more of this. Enough is enough. Jail potentially for serving his carrot cake? Let ’em try.

Thank you for covering this, Todd Starnes.

She linked to this article by Todd Starnes:

The 2013 Battle of Yorktown — restaurant owner defies feds

“I am now occupying the building at this time.”

And with that one decision – restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans who’ve decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service.

For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.

At least 20 of Helseth’s longtime employees are facing unemployment. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.

The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.

The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.

“We’re upset on a number of levels – not the least of which is the impending financial doom that Carrot Tree faces,” Glenn told me.

At least 20 of his longtime employees are facing the unemployment line. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.

So Glenn decided it was time to take some action – and at 11 a.m. ET he reopened the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant – in defiance of the federal government.

“I intend to serve everybody that wants to dine with me,” he said. “I don’t intend to close my doors. I am occupying Carrot Tree Yorktown.”

Glenn said he is well aware that he is breaking the law – but he told me enough is enough.

“I’m serving Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and carrot cake,” he said. “If that gets me put in jail, I’m going to jail.”

Glenn said it just doesn’t make sense to close down the restaurant – especially since it’s a money-maker.

“I’m making money for the government,” he said. “I send them a check every month.”


“I don’t wish to take a stand against my government,” he said. “I’ve always been very proud of my country. [But] I don’t agree with what’s happening. I can no longer abide by what’s happening.”

And Glenn has a message for our lawmakers.

“They talk about this [shutdown] having a minimal impact on the economy,” he said. “They need to come down to my level and look at my people and say, ‘We’re going to shut you down. You cannot make any money because we can’t administrate.’”

He said Congress is putting politics ahead of people.

“Let them come and lay my people off,” he said. “Let them come and tell my staff they are out of work.”

Glenn decided to make his stand against the government when he bumped into some of his regular customers over the weekend.

One of his favorite customers is Mama – and she turned 100 years old Tuesday.

“I told them to bring her to my restaurant,” he said. “She’s 100-years-old. She wants to eat Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and carrot cake.”

And so today at 11 a.m. Mama was seated in the dining room of the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant where she was served a bowl of Brunswick stew, a ham biscuit and a slice of birthday carrot cake.

“Let the pomposities in Washington tell her ‘no,’” Glenn said.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Where liberty is, there is my country.”

And in the case of Patriot Glenn Helseth, where liberty is, there is my carrot cake.

Read more here.

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Gov. Palin predicts parents won’t be silent about Wassau crackdown on Christmas music

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 8, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page earlier today:

Sarah Palin · 3,790,057 like this

9 hours ago ·

A Silent Night in Wausau on Monday? Bet not. Can’t wait for parents to take this on.


One sacred song for every five secular songs? Wisconsin school district cracks down on Christmas…

Elementary schools in the Wausau, Wis.

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Gov. Palin wishes Senator Inhofe a speedy recovery

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 8, 2013

Governor Palin tweeted this today:

Wishing a speedy recovery. We need him back fighting for us in the U.S. Senate!

From The Oklahoman:

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says he feels ‘great’ after emergency heart surgery

After a routine test found extreme blockage in five arteries, the Republican senator returned to Tulsa and had quadruple bypass surgery Friday.
By Chris Casteel Published: October 8, 2013

Sen. Jim Inhofe underwent emergency heart surgery in Tulsa on Friday after a routine test showed extreme blockage in five arteries. Inhofe had quadruple bypass surgery and was hospitalized at St. John Medical Center.

The Tulsa Republican said in an interview from the hospital Monday he felt great and was expecting to go home Tuesday. He said he’d return to Washington as soon as possible.

Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn’t felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries.


After seeing a specialist in Washington, who advised immediate open-heart surgery, Inhofe decided to have the surgery in Tulsa so his children and grandchildren could visit him, the senator said.

Read more here.

Visit his Facebook page here.

Just two weeks ago, Senator Inhofe stood with Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Mike Lee and others against Obamacare.

Video retrieved from JimInhofePressOffice.

We at SPIB agree with Governor Palin that we need Senator Inhofe back fighting for us on the Senate floor!  And we wish him a speedy recovery, renewed strength, and God’s blessings as he continues to serve our country.

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Palin: Vote for Steve on October 16th in NJ

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 8, 2013

Governor Sarah Palin encouraged those who follow her Facebook page to support New Jersey US Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.

Please watch this great video about Steve Lonegan & remember to vote for him on Oct. 16! We need Steve in the Senate!

Steve Lonegan has a powerful personal story which is explained in the video that Palin shared:

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Palin: Waste & Fraud in the Federal Disability Insurance Program

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 8, 2013

Shared by Sarah Palin on her Facebook page:

In case you missed it, “60 Minutes” did an excellent segment on the waste and fraud in the Federal Disability Insurance Program. Kudos to Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and his staff for leading the investigation into this. And thank you, CBS, for covering it!

From CBS News:

Steve Kroft reports on the alarming state of the federal disability program, which has exploded in size in the last six years and could become the first federal benefits program to run out of money.

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