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Good morning peeps!

Well, this morning I am snowed under. We have a huge snow storm coming thru Denver and it isn’t supposed to stop until tomorrow. It is really pretty with big flakes. It’s nice and fluffy so I expect to take the kids sledding later this afternoon.

OK, so now we know that whatever alliance Trump and Palin had, it is no longer. Do I think there was one? Yes, I think Trump, Guiliani, Palin and a few others did have an alliance.  So either this is a betrayal like Bondi and Haley or the alliance has disbanded mutually and everyone is free to do what they want.  We may never know.

What I do know is that Trumps endorsement of Romney just made Obama’s week.  I expect to see the YouTube videos of Romney saying he likes to fire people and Trump saying “you’re fired” up against a backdrop of the poor people that Romney doesn’t care about.  The GOP is going to have a real image problem and they are too stupid to realize it.  Of course, if anyone bothers to point it out we will be accused of using leftist tactics and being anti-capitalists not being realists and simply looking at messaging.  Trump’s endorsement could have proven valuable for anyone but Romney. The gaffes and the narrative will provide lots of material for the liberals. The fact that the GOP can’t see the losing narrative that is coming is just pathetic.

I fully expect Romney to win Nevada tomorrow. I think it will be Romney and Paul in the top two but that is just a guess.

Interesting priorities the Nevada GOP has…

I have noticed something off with Paul for some time. Now we know

Funny, remember when Trump said this?

Ron Paul will not be attending CPAC


Rush says Mitt makes himself a target…. again….

Obama is so giddy about this that he just can’t help advertise it…

Thank you Peter and Sarah…

Well tar and feather me… who would have thought

Silly people, when will you realize that Palin is pretty much always right…

Her job is to uphold the constitution and she doesn’t believe in it? She should be impeached.

Tsk, tsk, tsk… I have a feeling this won’t be the first story like this…

Rush is at it again, how dare he criticize something about Romney…

How Newt could bounce back… does it involve a space pack?

I want one of these trampolines….

This is very good news… I hope the progress continues.

This guy have an interesting point of view…

Oh I hope not, please don’t let this be true…

I want more of them… it shows his Bidenesuqe side, very old spice…

BOOM! This is just a bunch of awesomeness! It’s probably too long to run on TV but I sure wish he would…


There is so much more of this to come but sadly this is awesome!

  • Michael

    The Daily Show is the Lamest Part of the Lamestream Media.

  • Michael

    I hope there is a Massive Palin Contingent and that they try to the straw poll. It is important. So spread to the word to the folks that are attending. I wish I could but I will be in Florida.

    • Akabosan

      Welcome to the Sunshine State, Michael.


      • Michael

        I’m just visiting my father. He lives there. I lived in Florida for 5 years. It beats New York and Pennsylvania. where most of my family lives.

        • Akabosan

          YESSSS!  That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

          Help keep Florida green – bring that Yankee money.  😉


  • section9

    Wow. Mea culpa. I wasn’t aware of the Romney/Paul alliance at all.

    I suspect Paul and his people are going to end up on the short end of the stick and not be happy at all. Bushtards never hold up their end of the bargain.

    • ls0101

      The only candidate who seems to not have been in at least a part-time alliance with Romney is Gingrich.  And I’m not even sure that that’s how he started out.  

      This is at least the second GOP primary in a row in which the fix was in via stalking horses and secret alliances.  And without question Romney’s flying monkeys were primarily charged in the fall of 2008 with infiltrating the McCain-Palin campaign (they walked right in the front door!) in order to destroy Gov. Palin’s chances for 2012.  Kind of makes you wonder just how totally out of the loop McCain was or wasn’t on that strategy.

      • Firelight

        I think McCain was completely out of the loop on that strategy and I also think his head was filled with falsehoods about Palin which may be one reason he didn’t immediately defend her. He may have believed a lot of it.

        I do think now he has come to realize that he was sabotaged and told lies about Palin but I don’t think he has connected the link to Romney yet. Although I really think his endorsement of Romney is not about support for Romney as much as McCain hates Newt (even more than Romney). 

        John has never been one to think of as a brilliant strategist. He always seemed naive and impressionable to me which is why Schmidt and Wallace were able to influence him as well as his liberal “friends”.

  • section9

    BTW, to tell you how deeply pathetic this all is: only the Stupid Party would push to nominate the likes of Gordon Gekko after a banking crisis.

    Earlier I had posted that Palin was going to make a long-term alliance with the Paultards, due to their success at infiltrating the Party apparat. That is still possible, but only after Romney and the Establishment have been humiliated by Obama. However, this was completely unexpected on my part. I should have foreseen that the Establishment would use Rand’s future as a weapon against Ron the way Hyman Roth tried to use Fredo’s weakness against his brother Michael.

    My bad. Mea culpa. I forgot one of my oldest rules: All Politics is like The Godfather; the only difference is that the Conservative always gets it at the Tollbooth.

    What must happen first is that Paul and his True Believers will be betrayed by Romney and the Hedge Fund crowd. Watch, it will happen.

    In the interim, Palin is now officially out of endorsement options: Gingrich is fading away, slowly, but his campaign is dying. Santorum is a Romney stooge; he’s male version of Michelle Bachmann. And we now know, thanks to the WaPo’s reporting, that the Paultards are in bed with Romney.

    Dog’s Breakfast all around.

    Were I Palin, and completely out of options, I would do what Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain did at the Little Round Top did when he was completely out of options and couldn’t retreat; bayonet charge.

    But I’m not Palin; she will do what she will do.

    CPAC will either be more of the same or very, very, very newsworthy.

    • cookboy

      Damn that Chamberlain! Remove him from the fight and the states rights gang may well have prevailed.

  • Akabosan

    Good Mornin’

    In conversation this morning with one of my spiritual advisors it came to pass that we discussed how our times were told about in a story told long ago.

    The story was put to song.

    The title of the song is ONE TIN SOLDIER.  Some may remember it.  Others, who do not will probably have little trouble seeing the occupy movement as the “valley people.”

    “One Tin Soldier” tells the abstract story of a hidden treasure and two neighboring peoples, the Mountain People and the Valley People. The Valley People are aware of a treasure on the mountain, buried under a stone; they send a message to the Mountain People demanding those riches. When told they can share the treasure, the Valley People instead decided to take it all by force. After killing all the Mountain People, the victors move the stone and find nothing more than a simple message: “Peace on Earth.” Ironically, the valley people destroyed the treasure in pursuit of it.


  • Akabosan

    James Taranto in his column yesterday said that possibly Mr. Trump decided the best way for him to help Mr. Gingrich would be his endorsement of Mr. Romney.

    “There are more things in heaven and earth,Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
    – William Shakespeare


  • section9

    I think Taranto was being cute.

    The Trump endorsement was a blow to Gingrich. Make no mistake.

    • Akabosan

      You may be right…  I may be crazy…  <=  an actual quote from that great philosopher, Billy Joel.

      "As ABC News political director Amy Walter reminds us according to a Fox News poll taken last month, Americans were nearly three times as likely to say they’d be less apt rather than more apt to vote for a candidate Trump endorsed, 27 percent to 10 percent. Two-thirds said it would make no difference."

      The above items were gleaned from samplings of the labors of our dear Firelight.  
      See above items.

      And we are so glad Firelight is back, 'on,' and getting some use from her fuzzy slippers.


    • Firelight

      Not so sure, most of the people I talk to today say that Trump is hurting Romney big time and Newt was lucky to not get the endorsement as it would have equated to more grandiosity for him. 

      Trump isn’t bashing Gingrich which I think is why it helps Newt more than hurts Newt.

      • Akabosan

        I think you are spot on with an incisive analysis of the trending events occurring in current times.

        In other words…  U go gurl!  😉


  • KatieSilverSpring

    Thrilled that Ron Paul won’t be at CPAC!  his followers have taken over the place in the past and I almost didn’t register this year because of that.  On Twitter, CPAC has announced all the candidates speaking but I haven’t seen one for Newt (maybe I slept through it?); I do know he is listed as a speaker.  And then there’s the Closeout speaker …

    I want to encourage every one in every state (so far I only know of Virginia), where only Romney and Paul are on the ballot, to VOTE FOR Ron Paul.  Scare the pants off the GOP.  Annoy a liberal, vote for Newt? how about, when Newt’s not on the ticket, “frighten the GOP, vote for Ron Paul”?

    The C. Edmund Wright article in The American Thinker you cite is one of the most important things I have read of late, Firelight; thank you.

  • Jrhart100

    Trump, Romney … ugh …

  • Akabosan

    Once again Firelight lights up our day.  I have a good friend like that.  I call her the ray of sunshine.  She is usually up before I help God hoist the sun out of its overnight resting place and as the sun brightens all, she brightens me.  Then I turn to P4A and Firelight further brightens my day.

    Thank you Firelight.  I am glad you are (obviously) feeling better.


    • Firelight

      awe… thanks Akabosan :)

      • Akabosan

        No, thank YOU.

        U R wurf it.


  • RefudiateGOPe

    That Senate bill banning insider trading is a farce.  It has no teeth.  It’s a big box with a pretty ribbon on it, but the box is empty.  They’re banking on us rubes being so stupid that we won’t see what they did.

  • Whitney Pitcher

    Happy Friday!

    This has been such a long week…I’m glad it’s almost over.

    Refudiate’s right about the Senate STOCK act. It’s pretty toothless. Hopefully, the bill presented by Sean Duffy in the House will ultimate pass both the House and Senate, as it requires greater transparency by lawmakers.

    Enjoy the snow! We’ve had such a mild winter in Illinois so far that I’m mentally preparing myself for it to snow in May or something.

    • Whitney Pitcher

      It looks like there are a few decent amendments that were added to the STOCK act (expanding it to executive branch officials,requiring lawmakers to report on their mortgages etc) but it still could go further:

      • hrh40


        For example:

        I want to know how many lawmakers and WH officials, including BO, received gifts of IPOs for Facebook.

        The WSJ is all over the political donors who will make out.

        But what about the politicians themselves?

        If I read Schweizer’s book correctly, we won’t know until a year from now … and it will be ancient history, so no one will look it up.

    • Akabosan

      You remind me… After about 10 years commuting back and forth from Wisconsin as snowbirds, my parents upon arriving back in the northern clime found the driveway covered so badly ,they could not drive in.  It was the middle of May, and he had to shovel enough of the drive to get to his snow blower to clear the way.  His remark, after all of that and unloading the car after the 1500 mile trip was, “Sell the house. We are moving to Florida full time.”  My mother was delighted, all of the grandkids were in Florida and she did all of the driving.  😉

      Of course I believe it is important for some of y’all to stay up there and make those big bucks, so you can visit once in a while and help keep Florida green with that Yankee money.  LOL


  • poljunkie

    Its friday! It means we get to eat! ( Typically hubby and I only eat food that is bad for us on fridays) Its a plan that has worked for us for nearly twenty of our almost 28 years of marriage. 

    You know what is interesting, when we have people over- as a conversation starter we usually do the old “who would  you have over for dinner” question ( limited to those living), 
    Same politics or not, Gov Palin usually makes many of our guests lists. 
    Whos on your list?

    • Akabosan

      Uh, isn’t that a little like fasting in reverse?  Instead of fasting from really good food one day a week…  Remember fasting for 7 full days, makes one week.


  • Bean Counter

    Hey y’all. Taking a quick lunch break. Thought I’d check in, in the midst of my madness, to toss a few verbal grenades..

    Trump’s endorsement. Who cares? Certainly not me. I’m now totally uninterested and unengaged in the whole presidential process. Looking at down ticket races to feed my political habit.

    Proud of my state — now that we’ve got a republican controlled state house and senate, and a republican governor — all at the same time — for the first time since reconstruction — some very good things are happening. We now have a voter ID law, teachers’ union is weakened, unemployment is down, state revenues are up, redistricting to help keep that GOP majorities, and bills are in the works to lower the sales tax on food, and to permanently remove the OWS nitwits. The OWS bill basically says anyone can protest at the Capitol to their heart’s content, 24/7 if they want, but that the Capitol is not a KOA campground, and tents and other structures cannot be set up there. The libs are screaming bloody murder. I love it. This bill is patterned after another one that has withstood court challenges, so it should pass.

    Re: the Komen fiasco. Most of you know that I’m a breast cancer survivor. I never donated to, or participated in any Komen activities because of the Planned Parenthood thing. I was pleased to hear of their decision yesterday, and was ready to send them a donation, but after their cowardly reversal, I’ll just say — I HATE PINK! I’m a primary colors type. I focus my efforts on our local Gilda’s Club, as I know what they’re doing with their donations.

    Ok, go back to your knitting…looking forward to the Super Bowl.

  • senator20526

    Morning all……Pietro Leatherchest here……a bright, sunny and windy day in the great desert Southwest…70 degrees…sweater weather…Rush is tearing apart the new unemployment numbers…the govt. is fudging the numbers….lose 2.5 million jobs and unemployment drops from 8.5 to 8.3….this is all ignored by the LSM…TGIF be safe and have a fun week-end. I think there is a football game on…

  • Bean Counter

    And, now, courtesy of one of my Nashville songster pals, a word from our sponsor…

    • blackbird

       Thanks Bean, Pam is great.

  • hrh40

    Uh oh, is this my sacred cow? Do I drop my support for the good governor forthwith? BostonBruin, who will we ever support now? 😉

    She comes out for the Giants!

    “Who would I choose? Well, for what it’s worth, just my two-cents —
    because my pick really isn’t worth a hill of beans and I trust Americans
    to choose their own favorite — I say, in order to keep this competitive
    battle going, to continue the needed vetting and debate, if I were
    there, I’d vote for Eli!”

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a President with a sense of humor and strong enough identity to not take herself so seriously?

    • hrh40

      Here’s another interesting take:


      The Patriots are Mitt Romney — the longtime winners from Massachusetts with a guy at the helm who looks the part. The Giants are Gingrich — they seem like upstarts who came out of nowhere but then you remember you have seen them around a lot before. The Ravens are Santorum. They seem like they should have won two weeks ago and it might eventually
      come out — too late — that they did. And of course Mitt — I mean the Patriots — will win.

      — Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where he teaches in the
      journalism and mass communications department and edits The Gregorian.

    • blackbird

       Go Patriots…

      • indemind

        Go Giants… *_*

        • blackbird


  • blackbird

    Good afternoon everyone.


    Does this sound familiar?

    James was cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket from a shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed it was over eleven years old. He felt sure the shoes would not still be there, but decided to stop by and check anyway.

    He handed the ticket to the man behind the counter, who scowled at the date. “Just a minute,” said the clerk. “I’ll have to look for these.” He disappeared into a back room.

    After a few minutes, the clerk called out, “What do you know – here they are!”

    “That’s terrific!” said James, hardly believing his good fortune.

    The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. “They’ll be ready Thursday,” he said.

    I hope James is the patient sort.

    We should all be masters of patience; after all, we’ve had plenty of practice. But mustering patience with unreasonable people (including ourselves) may seem more than we can manage some days.

    I heard about an elderly patient in an American hospital who was recovering from a medical procedure. He decided to take a look at his recovery-room record attached to the bed frame. He leafed through the pages, then stopped at one particular notation and furled his brow in consternation.

    “I know I was in a bit of a muddle, but I didn’t realize I was that bad,” he said apologetically to his nurse. “I hope I didn’t offend anyone.”

    She glanced to the spot where he pointed. “Don’t worry,” she said. “SOB doesn’t mean what you think. It stands for ‘short of breath.'”

    But I suspect that in some cases it does have a double meaning. Especially if the patient is in pain, fearful or just plain out of sorts. (And that goes for some of the hospital staff, too.)

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” But we don’t always get our own way. And patience can be taxed beyond reason. Where does understanding come from when it feels as if there is nothing left?

    It can come from the simple act of remembering. To remember is to understand. It is not about gritting one’s teeth and forcing oneself to be more patient. It is actually easier than that.

    Do you remember what it was like to be a child? No parent should ever forget. And to remember is to understand.

    Do you remember what it was like to be a student? Every teacher should try to remember, and especially if they feel frustrated.

    Do you remember what it is like to be a patient? Doctors and nurses show more empathy after they have also spent time in a hospital bed.

    Do you remember what it was like to be lonely? To be first? To be last? To fail? To succeed? To be afraid? To remember is to understand.

    And to understand is to be patient.

    By Steve Goodier:

  • indemind

    Hey everyone…  As always Firelight your front page round-ups are the Best … sorry, i haven’t been around much, but a lot going on… and I’ll be in and out, the next few months…. “Some mistakes you never stop paying for”…………… and the older you get, More So…

    Anyway Stay cool, Stay safe… and have a great day…… God Bless
    J.E. Dyer…. “I believe Palin has a strategic view of America’s future that looks beyond the 2012 election itself.”

    SarahAmerica Not 4 Sale 2012

    P.S. This article just affirmed, why I support SarahPAC

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    I love snow days and I believe in ELI!  Sarah is right again. Go Giants! Make a Mass. liberal or two cry!

    • hrh40

       Hey now, what about a Conn conservative? :)

      • GetWhatYouPayFor

        LOL….My daughter lives in CT. and she tells me conservatives are rare birds, indeed! Her Grandfather was a Giants fan, so the blue runs deep. We forgive you your trespasses, however. Enjoy the game!

  • blackbird

    Something I would like to share ~ Forget MP3s: Soon You’ll Download Your Sneakers From The Pirate Bay

  • Nancy6

    Love me some no school day!:)

  • Michael

    I am glad Sarah is rooting for Eli and the Giants. The Patriots are my least favorite team and my team the bills 12 or 13 straight times. The Giants are my second favorite team.

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