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Happy Thursday!

Morning everyone!

I don’t have much this morning. My little guy seems to be running a high fever now for the 2nd day with no other symptoms. It si the strangest thing. Thankfully motrin is holding it down but we sure can tell when the medicine wears off.  We didn’t get much sleep the last few nights as he seems to be talking a lot in his sleep and keeping us up.  I am hoping he is back to normal by tonight because we have friends coming in town and plans to take the kids to Aspen to see the X-games.  It’s a tradition for us and we have so much fun. He would be crushed if we didn’t get to go.  He has been practicing his “dude…” and “totally rad”.

There is a debate tonight on CNN and I will probably watch it. You can always get a live feed here.  I’m not buying that Newt’s support is stalling. He is pulling crowds as big as 6000 people. That is small potatoes compared to Palin but really large compared to everyone else.

So Kristol is now shilling for Mitch?  Dude, he cannot run a campaign against this massive deficit when he was Bush’s Budget Director and loves a VAT tax. That would be an epic fail and Obama is smart enough to know how to exploit it. It would, however, take the marriage escapades and level of respect toward First Ladies off the table as an attack against other candidates. Since it appears that with the revelation that Newt never violated any ethics laws, was never fined, that he did fight for Reagan ideals and he wasn’t a lobbyist that would free a lot of people up to move into the Newt’s camp since both candidates have had less than traditional married lives…  maybe BlueSteel Mitch isn’t such a bad idea…

Pelosi’s office must hate her, lol

Bachmann is running for a 4th term….

another person who worked with Newt sets the record straight… over 200 members wanted Newt to remain Speaker.

Newt was never fined for ethics violations…

A little late but OK…

Hmmmmm…. what say you Mittens?

Pot meet kettle

This paper must want something because they are never sincerely complimentary of Palin.

Yes, John this is exactly what they would ask…

Mitt praises the healthcare of Hezbollah…

Gov. Brewer is awesome and has steel cajones! Here is the recording of her radio interview. Here she is on Greta.

You gotta give him credit, this can’t be his strongest demographic…

Thank you Tim Scott!

Paging Gov. Palin…

Bet there is some interesting stuff in this paperwork…

I have to admit as a kid my brother and I wanted to be astronauts…

but he is so electable

Reagan, Romney & Gingrich…

Santorum is leaving Florida to get his tax returns?  Not good timing IMO.

Newt picks up the endorsement of Reagan’s National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane.

Nancy Reagan video – “Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive”

Remember this?


Cause I can and he’s cute:

  • PhilipJames

    Wow….  have you seen the dump on Newt by Drudge? Everything including the kitchen sink. Look, Newt is not without many warts. Whether the warts will do him in remains to be seen, but some of the stuff – both old and new – is not very encouraging.

    Glad Sarah did not officially endorse him…. in case he implodes sometime down the road.

  • ZH100
  • KatieSilverSpring

    I laughed out loud, Firelight, with your monkey comments there.

  • Emily Baxter

    Good morning! :) 

    I have office hours with SGA, so I might be on and off here. 

    Okay, see ya :)

  • section9

    Furious dumping on Newt going on all the way ’round.

    They really don’t like this guy. What angers the Establishment is Mitt’s weakness and the fact that the Base has rejected His Mittness.

    Up to now, I think Sarah has made the right call.

    Nice monkey, btw, Light. As a matter of fact, I have a monkey your liberal troll friends should meet.

    • Firelight

      That video is AWESOME!!!  I need one of those, LOL.

      I am finding amusement in the Drudge meltdown. It is much like Erick E.’s meltdown. It’s cracking me up.

    • blackbird

      LOL…that was good, I don’t know how you find these youtube clips.

  • LS as guest

    Okay, the Newt House ethics issue doesn’t seem to have much of anything at its core.  

    But still, he received an “official reprimand” and as part of that was required to make restitution in the form of a $300K.  By the regular use of the English language, that could perfectly well be described as a “fine”–even if the official House reports didn’t use that term.

    To me, squabbling about the media characterizing it as such is as baseless as Herman Cain saying that he wasn’t lying when denied knowledge of a sexual harassment “settlement”, because in his mind it was an “agreement”, not a “settlement”.

    Newt’s position on illegal immigration appalls me, but still I’m not a Romney or Santorum backer either.

    • LS as guest

      *$300K payment*

    • RefudiateGOPe

      It’s my understanding that Newt agreed to pay the cost of the investigation ($300,000) just to make it go away.  Allowing it to go on and on was going to cost him a lot more.  The charge of “misleading the committee” came about because one of the documents submitted to the committee by his lawyers contained erroneous info.  That correct information was submitted in two other documents, but the third one was wrong.

      Some people try to say that the fact he paid that is proof of wrongdoing.  I don’t see it that way.  It’s my understanding that it was paid out of expedience so that the circus (yes, circus) would end.  To me it’s similar to Sarah agreeing to settle one of the bogus ethics charges by reimbursing the state for her children’s travel even though it was considered a proper charge.  It was cheaper for her to reimburse than it was to fight it.  Newt and Sarah were passengers on the same railroad.

      Everyone needs to take a breath on this baggage called ethics charges.  They were charges and not convictions.  It’s the same thing as it was with Sarah.  There was much to do when the bogus ethics charges were made against her, but little notice of their dismissal.  I hope Romney is stupid enough to try his lies tonight about those ethics charges.  Newt will hand him his head on a platter.

      • LS as guest

        That may be and likely is all very true.  (Though there is a difference between paying for the kiddos’ disputed travel costs and shelling out a couple of years of salary to the US Congress.)

        But even if Newt paid the $300K to make the charges go away, it was in plain English a ‘fine’.  Going after plain English, accurate reporting with the charge of falsehood (or with Cain’s form of wiggle) is my beef.

        • RefudiateGOPe

          It was a settlement just as Sarah’s payment was a settlement.  He agreed to reimburse the committee for their cost in return for ending the circus.

  • BostonBruin

    Good morning! I think the outcome on Tuesday will be critical with respect to what Gov. Palin does going forward. If Romney wins, the screams for her to get in the race will hit 10.3 on the richter scale. If Gingrich wins, then it makes sense for her to give him a formal endorsement.

    I’m not paying attention to polls right now. Too much can change in the next few days based on tonight’s debate and the sense that Santorum is giving up on Florida.

    • Bill589

      I don’t think a formal endorsement.  It could hurt her if he falls.

      I am rooting for Romney, in order to help encourage Sarah to get in.
      (I dislike them both around equally.  Newt has been very progressive this millennium.)

      I feel neither Newt, nor Mitt, can beat Obama.  I believe Sarah beats Obama, or noone does.

  • blackbird

    Good morning everyone. The below story reminds me of the Governor when she was on her Going Rogue book tour, to the folks she would say, there you are.


    “Skipper, a special message just came in for you from the admiral,” a sailor reported to his captain, holding out a brown envelope. “I have it right here.”

    “Just read it to me,” said the captain.

    “I think it’s personal, Sir. You may want to read it in private.”

    “Read it aloud to me,” he ordered, “unless you’re embarrassed by a little flattery.” He stuck his chest out a tiny bit further.

    The sailor read, “You are without a doubt, the most conceited, self-absorbed, ego-maniac ever to command a ship in this country’s navy.”

    The skipper scowled. “Have that communication decoded at once.”

    Surely it couldn’t mean what it said. The captain was like a proud lion who strutted through the jungle. The lion came across a chimpanzee. “Who is the king of the jungle?” he demanded.

    “Why, of course, you are.” The terrified chimpanzee trembled. With that, the lion gave a mighty roar.

    Next he spotted a hyena. “Who is the king of the jungle?”

    The hyena was quick to respond. “You are, mighty one.” She bounded away without looking back.

    Then the lion came across an elephant drinking from the river. “Who is the king of the jungle?” he roared.

    The elephant grabbed the lion with his trunk, whirled him around in the air and threw him far into the water.

    As the soggy and bedraggled beast struggled to shore he said, “Just because you don’t know the answer is no reason to get upset.”

    Like the skipper, the lion had trouble hearing what he didn’t want to hear. He was king of the jungle no matter what anyone else might think.

    Have you noticed – for some people, it’s all about them; for others, it’s all about you? Author and speaker Leil Lowndes puts it this way: “There are two kinds of people in this life. Those who walk into a room and say, ‘Well, here I am.’ And those who walk in and say, ‘Ah, there you are.'” I know which I am happiest to see.

    I’ve learned how important it is to try to make others feel important. Do you know that it is easy to talk to practically anybody? If you want to find a subject of interest, ask them about themselves. That way you will always have plenty to talk about.

    It’s important to make them feel important. If you want friends, show an interest in people around you. No one is without a friend who knows how to be a friend.

    And if you want to take it to the next level, treat each person you are with as if they are the most significant person in your life at that moment. That is making the shift from “Here I am” to “There you are.” It is not always an easy shift to make. It may mean changing a fundamental outlook or attitude. But when one can make that change, everything else changes, too – for the better.

    William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army in 1865, understood this principle. A story is told that, one Christmas season, he tried to think of a way to encourage all of his officers. The Salvation Army had seen rapid growth by this time they were spread throughout several countries. He decided to send each one a telegram. The cable consisted of a one-word message: OTHERS. His organization grew around that motto.

    I can hardly think of a better motto for a life. A life dedicated to “others” is one that shouts THERE YOU ARE. It is a life that is full and happy and, best of all, worthwhile.

    Steve Goodier:

  • blackbird

    I really, really like Governor Brewer, there is another former Governor who talks with her fingers as well.

  • Nancy6

    Firelight, I cannot believe you continue to post these racist pictures.
    Shocked and dismayed, I tell ya!
    You must cease and desist from this activity at some point.
    Hope your little man gets to feeling better!

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Good morning all.  I use Firefox as my browser and with all the talk about how Google will continue to use your info, I installed an add-on called Ghostery.  It allows you to see, and block, sites that track you.  I’ve used it about a week and it works pretty well.  For each site you visit it gives you a list of who’s tracking you.  So far, the only tracker I’ve had to unblock is Disqus.  Without unblocking it, you can’t see the comments or comment yourself.

    Here’s the website if you want to know more:

    • blackbird

      Thanks for the info and link.

    • hrh40

      Thanks, I just loaded it – and blocked every Google ap I could find. For example, on this page alone, there were 3 google programs, 4 if you include Facebook, tracking me.

      I left statcounter and WordPress counter so Firelight/Sheya can see me visiting! (Hi guys! :) )

    • Firelight


  • Bean Counter

    Howdy, y’all. Crazier than a Kraft foods recipe today. Debating whether or not I’m going to watch the debate or wash my car in the dark while it’s raining. By the time I hang it up for the day, my brains are so fried, it’s hard for me to pay attention to just about anything. If there’s a mindless movie calling out to me, I’ll probably watch that instead. I’m really getting sick of this whole sordid political mess. If nothing else, I need a break from it for awhile. I’d rather read Firelight’s rundown anyway. It’s just really getting silly.

    Otherwise, I got nothing. Carry on….

    • hrh40

      How’re you doing re Alcatraz? I didn’t like Monday’s episode. Way too dark … :(

      • Bean Counter

        Yeah, it was pretty creepy, but I’m still with it. My favorite network series is still Revenge. I’m just all sucked into that thing. It’s about one exit past plausible, but it’s a real armchair grabber. Alcatraz is all weird like The Event was last season. I was all into that one, too, which is unusual for me as normally I don’t do anything with aliens in it. And just because I said that last sentence does not mean that I’m anti-immigrant. (That was for any of these liberal basement dwellers who are itching to label us as bigots.)

      • Bean Counter

        Yeah, it was pretty creepy, but I’m still with it. My favorite network series is still Revenge. I’m just all sucked into that thing. It’s about one exit past plausible, but it’s a real armchair grabber. Alcatraz is all weird like The Event was last season. I was all into that one, too, which is unusual for me as normally I don’t do anything with aliens in it. And just because I said that last sentence does not mean that I’m anti-immigrant. (That was for any of these liberal basement dwellers who are itching to label us as bigots.)

  • Whitney Pitcher

    Good afternoon!

    It looks like the Governor will be on John Stossel’s show tonight to discuss her thoughts on Obama’s energy plans from the State of the Union:

    This should be good! :) The woman has great political insight as far as campaign strategies and messaging goes, but to be honest, I’d much rather hear her talk policy.

  • Whitney Pitcher

    New Facebook post on religious “tolerance”:

    I’ve never understood why atheists are offended by Christianity. They don’t think God exists, so why do they care if people worship Him. I don’t believe unicorns exist, but I wouldn’t be offended if someone decided to worship them.

    • Bean Counter

      They’re just jealous because we have all the cool holidays. Earth Day just doesn’t have the same cachet, does it?

  • Firelight

    Gov. Palin is going to be on Stossel tonight on Fox Business!!!

    Here are some excerpts:

  • senator20526

    Now that you bring  it up….Why do they take Christmas and Easter off when they dont believe in it?

  • Nancy6

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Santorum walked on the debate stage wearing just a sweater vest with no shirt underneath?
    And wearing pants of course.

  • KatieSilverSpring

    Well, ain’t this one interesting debate.

    I say no, no …. no, no, I say no … no ………………………………..whatever.

    • Firelight

      I’m still working on coming to CPAC. Do you still have a room open?

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Sarah will be on FBN with Tom Sullivan Saturday at 7 p.m.

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