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Morning Grizzlies!!!

Today is Grizzly Fest!  Let’s get our grrrrrrr on!  We have the live feed here.  It starts at 1pm EST.  We have a great line up of guests and Gov. Palin has a message for Grizzly Festers!

It will be a busy day today!

Yesterday’s Headlines:

Gov. Palin’s emails are being combed thru.  Again, people are taking things out of context and some are setting things straight.  The best source for the emails is Kelsey’s blog here.  She is doing an amazing job of sifting and reporting.  This particular exchange of emails is just heartbreakingly revealing… and oh look… the huffpo had to correct their story…

Gov. Palin tweeted this Stossel article out yesterday… did anyone get to watch the special?

More defense of Gov. Palin against HBO here and McCain weighs in here but this is my favorite of the day…

Wow, McCain finally denounced the attacks… from the liberals… now he needs to denouce Schmidt and Wallace…

Hot Air takes on Jeb Bush, he, he, he…

Rush wonders what Jeb was thinking

He can’t run on his record or ideas so this is all he is left with…

Thank YOU!!!  I hope this passes.

This is not good for him but good for us to be able to vett him more…

Of course he lied

This is good for everyone… a threat is a threat… and fools are fools…

Even a blind squirrel can find an acorn every now and then…

Mark Levin is starting to see the Romney/Paul alliance… Looks like Paul is a sell-out…

They changed the rules thinking it would help Romney and hurt Palin… money being the big advantage… doesn’t seem like it worked but I have no sympathy considering their motivations…

He struggles to connect with every state…

Why is our GOP not talking about this?  … cuz they be dumb arses…

Let’s hope this holds…

Malkin has a great article here

I guess Obama is dumb enough to think that we will believe his accusation that the Koch brothers are responsible for our high gas prices… the brothers speak out

Mark Levin interviews Newt… severely, lol!

OMG I think he is actually being serious

This is great to start the weekend off:

 

and damn straight!  This grizzly gal gets it right!

To get you in the mood for Grizzly Fest!

 

 

UPDATE:

Gov. Palin tweeted this heartwarming story out today…

 

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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  • Akabosan

    Iron Dog update 0700 EST.  5th place 2 hours 14 minutes behind the leaders.

    GB

  • Akabosan

    Let’s all strive to find a “Work from Home” job for Firelight, so she has something to keep her from getting bored, or worse…  cabin fever.

    Seriously, thank you Firelight for all you do on here and congratulations for being such a good juggler.  My morning surfing experience has been revolutionized since I started starting here on P4A. I still check other sites, but usually you have it all covered.

    My notes for today:

    Isn’t it wonderful that the young lady wore the proper head gear in her “apology” to Mr. Karzai?

    My favorite too:  http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jpollak/2012/02/24/the-truth-hbos-game-change-hides-palin-carried-mccain-until-he-changed-the-game/  

    “and the story’s still being written.”  

    But I am NOT trading places with you Firelight.  (It is 58 degrees, but going up to 65)  Nuh Uh!
     You can, though,  have my share of snow that isn’t taken yet.

    Voters don’t believe maobama’s economic message?  Well Duh?!?!?!?  Good Stuff.

    P.S. Kudos to Sheya for providing this forum.

    GB

    • Firelight

      LOL!  No work from home job as I already have one they are 4 and 7 yrs old!!   Today is going to be 50 degrees and sunny!!!  This makes me happy :)

      • Akabosan

        You may look back one day and think to yourself, “How did I do that?”

        When my children were 4 and 2, I was a single “mom.”  (Single dads with custody were almost unheard of at the time).  That was before it was popular to be single and parenting.  (Don’t try it unless you have to.)  I attended college full time, had a small maintenance and repair business, worked in the VA office at college, pulled a 3.4 GPA, increased the business until I had 5 others working with me and got my degree in 2 1/2 years.  I wouldn’t even try anything like that schedule today, but it gives me appreciation and empathy for what you are doing Firelight.

        GB

  • hrh40

    Another great roundup!

    Yep, I watched Stossell.

    He made great points.

    I think he’d have convinced more people though if he had left off the legalizing hard drugs and the legalizing prostitution in the last 5 minutes.

    That’s a path too far for most people.

    Like Ron Paul, these folks don’t know how to prioritize.

    They’re TOTALLY correct that there are WAY too many regulations and laws.

    But we can ABSOLUTELY cut out all the frivolous and merely political ones first – they lose people when they immediately leap from oppressive regulation, which everybody agrees on, to legalizing prostitution, which the majority do not.

    Sigh.

    Palin would get the priorities straight. :)

  • Lipstick

    Who in the heck is that gal? She is awesome! I love her!

  • senator20526

    Morning all……Pietro Leatherchest here…..Another bright, sunny 81 degree day in the great desert Southwest….Todd should be finishing the Irondog today and Grizzlyfest is on….Will be celebrating the 75th birthday of my best friend today, with a party at his home…Relatives from far and wide will be there…He is an avid bowler with a 200 pin average, not bad for someone 75. I see where Mittens Romney had a staff meeting with a hand full of people at Ford Stadium in Detroit……sure knows how to pack them in….Sarah had 50 times as many people in the middle of the desert, with 50 mile per hour winds….Well, lets look at yesterday….another apology and another two American heroes killed by crazed Afgans. Obama gives an energy speech and blames the American people for being stupid and then he says drilling for our own oil will not solve the problem because it will take too long…duh..that’s what BJ Clinton said…..12years ago. These people are too stupid for words. Listening to these people makes my head hurt. That’s it for today..play nice and be safe.

  • OldPat

    Crosspost from C4P

     My interest in politics traces back to a warm Sept. nite when I sat
    transfixed as my ears heard a presidential candidate win a debate and my
    eyes saw him lose the presidency in a span of one hour.  The year was
    1960.

    Our friends on the Left immediately understood the power
    and impact the new medium of television would have going forward and
    quickly set about infiltrating and ultimately controlling it.

    We
    have now evolved  into a society where perception trumps reality, and
    truth is a mere inconvenience to be hidden or ignored by the LSM as they
    help the ‘Chosen One’ transform our republic into his vision of a
    Communist paradise.

    Today as I watch the Dwarfs debate, I sadly
    realize that in fifty years the GOP has yet to understand what a
    fourteen year old boy understood on a warm fall nite in 1960.

    Today
    the party of Lincoln and Reagan has before it  the opportunity of a
    lifetime, but they stick their heads in the sand and refuse to see what
    WE see.

    They have in their ranks perhaps the most charismatic
    political figure in our nation’s history, yet they shun her simply
    because she chose to tell WE the PEOPLE the TRUTH!

    Because of the
    choices she has made and the way she has chosen to live her life, she
    and her bedrock of mate and Creator have become the Moral Compass of our
    nation.

    The GOP refuses see the opportunity we have to merge
    perception, reality and truth into one package and restore our republic
    to what it once was.

    ‘And they call me the stupid one.’

  • Akabosan

    Iron Dog Last Leg Mrs Palin in Fairbanks with family to meet Mr. Palin.

    Update:  1900 EST 5th place:  http://www.irondograce.org/race-tracking/pro-stats/

    GB

  • KatieSilverSpring

    got my ggrrr on and listened to all of GrizzlyFest – and a rebroadcast of the Arizona debates.

    BREAKING NEWS – which may be a dah moment for many – I am officially changing my registration from Dem to GOP.  Keep your dahs to yourself, or try.  After having spent the day with my county GOP I thought, what am I proving?  The progs could give a shit. They’ve taken over what I thought was my party.

  • Akabosan

    Good Sunday morning!  Notice I did not say “all, P4Aers, or anything”?  That is because you know who you are.  ;)

    Janne Myrdal knows who she is too.  I had never heard of her before yesterday when she was one of the moderators for Grizzly Fest,  I was charmed by her slight nordic intonations as she spoke.  I was raised around people who had those same inflections.  We had a quick banter on another post on here, and she ended it with a reference to the Swedes, to whom she probably does not want to be compared.  (To that banter, my response Mrs. Myrdal is touche’).

    Wow!  What a dynamo she is.  I found and read an article she wrote for Concerned Women For America, that I will point to below, and she is one of the women who is instrumental in restarting our great country.  

    This quote by Josh McDowell was particularly striking, and explains a lot.   “Tolerance says, ‘You must approve of what I do,’ Love responds, ‘I must do something harder; I will love you, even when your behavior offends me.’” He further states, “Tolerance says, ‘You must agree with me.’ Love responds, ‘I must do something harder; I will tell you the truth, because I am convinced that the truth will set you free.’” In addition, he states, “Tolerance says, ‘You must allow me to have my way,’ Love responds, ‘I must do something harder; I will plead with you to follow the right way, because I believe you are worth the risk.’”

    The article Mrs. Myrdal wrote is here:  http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=19250&department=FIELD&categoryid=misc

    What a great way to start the week.

    GB

  • Akabosan

    Iron Dog ends today.  Stats here:  http://www.irondograce.org/race-tracking/pro-stats/

    GB

  • BostonBruin

    Great photos from the IronDog! Congrats to Todd and Scott for finishing 5th!http://barbaricthoughts.com/2012/02/iron-dog-2012-blog/

    • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

      Gee. Those pictures really substantiate the divorce rumors! /sarc

    • Akabosan

      Thank you BostonBruin for all that.

      GB

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Sometime last week, I posted a link and excerpt from an article written by Elaine Lafferty at The Daily Beast.  It originally appeared on Oct. 27, 2008.  ( http://bit.ly/qnOgGI ).  In it, she wrote:

    “Now by “smart,” I don’t refer to a person who is wily or calculating or
    nimble in the way of certain talented athletes who we admire but suspect
    don’t really have serious brains in their skulls. I mean, instead, a
    mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernable pattern of
    associative thinking and insight. Palin asks questions, and probes
    linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once had.
    Palin is more than a “quick study”; I’d heard rumors around the
    campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in
    action. She sees. She processes. She questions, and only then, she acts.
    What is often called her “confidence” is actually a rarity in national
    politics: I saw a woman who knows
    exactly who she is.”

    When I read this article, it reminded me of an old post I made on C4P way back in 2010.  Some of you who posted back then may remember it, but for those of you who didn’t, I thought it would be interesting to resurrect it.  The Daily Beast article and that post seem to fortify the fact that Governor Palin demonstrates her intellect and abilities in the performance of her duties. 

    Here’s my post from 2010:


    Every once in a while I
    visit the Indiana University Water Cooler Discussion board.  Today I saw a post
    over there that I thought would be of interest here.  Keep in mind that most of
    the posters there are ultra liberal, so I’m sure it made their heads explode.
      Here it is:   CO. Hoosier, I’m not even sure that I
    can be classified as a “Palin fan”, but I am kind of an observer. An old school
    buddy of mine has worked within the Alaska legislature for the last twenty years
    or so. He’s a registered Democrat and has worked on projects that allowed him to
    cross paths with her going back when she was a city commissioner, as the mayor,
    and as the governor.   He told me that the picture painted of her as a
    mindless ideologue is about 180 degrees off base. He said that over the years,
    he’d probably dealt with her a couple of dozen times and that her input and/or
    decisions were always supported by law and not by personal beliefs.
      The thing he told me about her that really peaked my interest of her
    was her ability to process information and then to quickly forge a plan with the
    information she was given. He said she was a living, breathing CPM (Critical Path Method) chart. He
    said he had seen her on multiple occasions on a variety of subjects instantly
    absorb input from others and then respond with cogent solutions to problems. He
    said if you put her in a room with a bunch of people, the chances would be great
    that she’d be the smartest one in the room.   He told me that when he
    saw her debacle with Katie Couric, his first thought was, “who is that Sarah
    Palin imposter?” He said that was not the Sarah Palin he had worked with for
    years. He was sure that the interview was highly edited. It came out later that
    there was almost six hours of the interview that people didn’t see.   He
    told me that if I really wanted to get a feel of who she is and how she dealt
    with powerful people, I should read the book, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. It was
    released in October, 2008 and written by two of the state’s top oil & gas
    editors. The lady they described had no fear to stand toe-to-toe with
    heavyweights and leave them slinking away with their tails between their legs.
    She told them that she was the advocate of the citizens of Alaska and there
    would be no deal making that would adversely affect them. The big boys at
    Exxon-Mobile and BP folded like a cheap suit.   One other thing he told
    me that still amazes him was how she managed to get people to work together.
    According to him, she could take two people with opposing opinions, sit down
    with them, listen to them, offer her solutions, and both guys would leave happy
    and not feeling that they had compromised their position at all.
    He laughed at the “she doesn’t read” meme. He said it is well
    known in the capitol that she was a voracious reader. She truly did read most of
    the national mags and newspapers, mostly on line, as well as a dozen or so
    energy trade magazines. According to him, there were stories about how she would
    take home stacks of papers and reports to prepare for a next-morning meeting and
    it was as if every word of those reports were stamped into her brain when she
    sat down at the meeting.   He told me not to be fooled by her syntax or
    her colloquialisms because they were not a fair barometer of her smarts. He said
    if people would just listen and not try to read between the lines, she was easy
    to understand. He said he’d love to see her and Obama in a debate about energy
    or even healthcare. He said she’d clean his clock. He even said that if she were
    given a day or two to prepare for a debate on foreign affairs, his money would
    still be on her.   He said she was the epitome of a leader. She
    assembled her staff, listened to their advice, allowed opposing ideas to be
    heard, and then acted accordingly. As a manager, she advocated making a plan
    based on the best info available, budgeting the plan, working the plan,
    measuring results, and quickly adjusting the plan if it was determined it wasn’t
    working as expected. She believed in the First Law of Holes.   He
    thought her biggest struggles in the 2008 campaign were the product of trying to
    endorse McCain’s positions on issues. She was able to voice her dissenting
    opinion on ANWR because her views were known, but on everything else she was
    expected to toe the McCain line. He said that she lacked the ability to shovel
    crap and sell it as perfume.   He reminded me that anyone who denies the
    accuracy of her “death panel” metaphor should go back and read her exact words,
    both her initial FB post and her rebuttal of Obama’s attack on her words. He
    said “read what she wrote, not what someone wrote or said what she wrote”. Her
    words in those posts have already been proven to be true.   He said that
    “divisive” is not a word that should be used to describe her. He said that was
    just a simple use of Alinsky’s rule #13. He said, “look at all the issues. Her
    position is in line with the majority on virtually all of them”.   He
    told me she wasn’t perfect, but if I read something or heard something that was
    negative, I should check it out a little closer. He shared a lot more, but I’m
    afraid I’ve already rambled on for too long.   Should she run in 2012? I
    really don’t know. Would I vote for her? It depends who she’s running against.
    Will she drive the agenda if she doesn’t run? Yes, for a long
    time.
    So, here we have first-hand account from a declared Democrat and a second-hand account from someone (another declared Democrat) who had experience in working with Sarah on various projects over the years.  So, who are you going to believe, people who aren’t her political allies, but offer a strong testimony of her smarts, or political enemies who will say and do anything they can to paint her as a clueless diva?Isn’t it a amazing that here it is over three years from the 2008 election and people are still attacking her on a daily basis.  Imo, it says far more about the attackers than it does about Governor Palin.

  • http://www.polination.wordpress.com Ting

    Whitney has a very good article at BigGovernment about the algae program.  Well done, Whitney!

    http://biggovernment.com/wpitcher/2012/02/25/algae-based-biofuels-more-of-president-obamas-green-cronyism/

    • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

      Thank you!

  • RefudiateGOPe

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  • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

    Good morning, all! Great Grizzly Fest yesterday! :)

    Well, it looks like Jan Brewer is endorsing Romney. I know this field is awful, but every time someone I have respect for endorses him, it a little bit disappointing.  Ah well. 

    • RefudiateGOPe

       Other than her stand on illegal immigration, I don’t think that Brewer has a lot of conservative creds.

      • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

        OK, I guess I didn’t realize that.That probably explains why Governor Palin stood with her on illegal immigration, but didn’t endorse her in the 2010 election. 

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Please forgive me for the jumbled up mess from my earlier post.  Firelight, if you can, can you just delete it for me? Disqus won’t let me edit it properly, so I’m just going to repost it the way it should appear.

    Sometime last week, I posted a link and excerpt from an article written by Elaine Lafferty at The Daily Beast.  It originally appeared on Oct. 27, 2008.  ( http://bit.ly/qnOgGI ).  In it, she wrote:

    “Now by “smart,” I don’t refer to a person who is wily or calculating or nimble in the way of certain talented athletes who we admire but suspect don’t really have serious brains in their skulls. I mean, instead, a mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernable pattern of associative thinking and insight. Palin asks questions, and probes linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once had. Palin is more than a “quick study”; I’d heard rumors around the campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in action. She sees. She processes. She questions, and only then, she acts. What is often called her “confidence” is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is.”

    When I read this article, it reminded me of an old post I made on C4P way back in 2010.  Some of you who posted back then may remember it, but for those of you who didn’t, I thought it would be interesting to resurrect it.  The Daily Beast article and that post seem to fortify the fact that Governor Palin demonstrates her intellect and abilities in the performance of her duties. 

    Here’s my post from 2010:

    Every once in a while I visit the Indiana University Water Cooler Discussion board.  Today I saw a post over there that I thought would be of interest here.  Keep in mind that most of the posters there are ultra liberal, so I’m sure it made their heads explode.

    Here it is:  

    CO. Hoosier, I’m not even sure that I can be classified as a “Palin fan”, but I am kind of an observer. An old school buddy of mine has worked within the Alaska legislature for the last twenty years or so. He’s a registered Democrat and has worked on projects that allowed him to cross paths with her going back when she was a city commissioner, as the mayor, and as the governor.

    He told me that the picture painted of her as a mindless ideologue is about 180 degrees off base. He said that over the years, he’d probably dealt with her a couple of dozen times and that her input and/or decisions were always supported by law and not by personal beliefs.

    The thing he told me about her that really peaked my interest of her was her ability to process information and then to quickly forge a plan with the information she was given. He said she was a living, breathing CPM (Critical Path Method) chart. He said he had seen her on multiple occasions on a variety of subjects instantly absorb input from others and then respond with cogent solutions to problems. He said if you put her in a room with a bunch of people, the chances would be great that she’d be the smartest one in the room.   He told me that when he saw her debacle with Katie Couric, his first thought was, “who is that Sarah Palin imposter?” He said that was not the Sarah Palin he had worked with for years. He was sure that the interview was highly edited. It came out later that there was almost six hours of the interview that people didn’t see.  

    He told me that if I really wanted to get a feel of who she is and how she dealt with powerful people, I should read the book, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. It was released in October, 2008 and written by two of the state’s top oil & gas editors. The lady they described had no fear to stand toe-to-toe with heavyweights and leave them slinking away with their tails between their legs. She told them that she was the advocate of the citizens of Alaska and there would be no deal making that would adversely affect them. The big boys at Exxon-Mobile and BP folded like a cheap suit.  

    One other thing he told me that still amazes him was how she managed to get people to work together. According to him, she could take two people with opposing opinions, sit down with them, listen to them, offer her solutions, and both guys would leave happy and not feeling that they had compromised their position at all. He laughed at the “she doesn’t read” meme. He said it is well known in the capitol that she was a voracious reader. She truly did read most of the national mags and newspapers, mostly on line, as well as a dozen or so energy trade magazines. According to him, there were stories about how she would take home stacks of papers and reports to prepare for a next-morning meeting and it was as if every word of those reports were stamped into her brain when she sat down at the meeting.   He told me not to be fooled by her syntax or her colloquialisms because they were not a fair barometer of her smarts. He said if people would just listen and not try to read between the lines, she was easy to understand. He said he’d love to see her and Obama in a debate about energy or even healthcare. He said she’d clean his clock. He even said that if she were given a day or two to prepare for a debate on foreign affairs, his money would still be on her.   He said she was the epitome of a leader. She assembled her staff, listened to their advice, allowed opposing ideas to be heard, and then acted accordingly. As a manager, she advocated making a plan based on the best info available, budgeting the plan, working the plan, measuring results, and quickly adjusting the plan if it was determined it wasn’t working as expected. She believed in the First Law of Holes. 

    He thought her biggest struggles in the 2008 campaign were the product of trying to endorse McCain’s positions on issues. She was able to voice her dissenting opinion on ANWR because her views were known, but on everything else she was expected to toe the McCain line. He said that she lacked the ability to shovel crap and sell it as perfume. 

    He reminded me that anyone who denies the accuracy of her “death panel” metaphor should go back and read her exact words, both her initial FB post and her rebuttal of Obama’s attack on her words. He said “read what she wrote, not what someone wrote or said what she wrote”. Her words in those posts have already been proven to be true.   

    He said that “divisive” is not a word that should be used to describe her. He said that was just a simple use of Alinsky’s rule #13. He said, “look at all the issues. Her position is in line with the majority on virtually all of them”.  

    He told me she wasn’t perfect, but if I read something or heard something that was negative, I should check it out a little closer. He shared a lot more, but I’m afraid I’ve already rambled on for too long.   Should she run in 2012? I really don’t know. Would I vote for her? It depends who she’s running against. Will she drive the agenda if she doesn’t run? Yes, for a long time.

    So, here we have a first-hand account from a declared Democrat and a second-hand account from someone (another declared Democrat) who had experience in working with Sarah on various projects over the years. So, who are you going to believe, people who aren’t her political allies, but offer a strong testimony of her smarts, or political enemies who will say and do anything they can to paint her as a clueless diva?

    Isn’t it a amazing that here it is over three years from the 2008 election and people are still attacking her on a daily basis.  Imo, it says far more about the attackers than it does about Governor Palin.

  • OldPat

    Our ‘betters’ believe that the genius of America is concentrated in our power centers – NY & DC.

    In reality, the genius of which I speak is spread all over this great land of ours.  Indeed, I see a marvelously eclectic mix of it quite often on the pages of P4A and C4P.

    This genius was in full flower this morning on the first page of the open thread at C4P in a series of posts by Brian,Techno and Section9.

    I ask my fellow posters to give yourself a treat and take a look.

    Refudiate, you were probably the fourth or fifth poster, not the first, to say something to section9 about the way he comes across sometimes, but please read his post.  The resident curmudgeon of C4P/P4A has the heart of a lion and the soul of a patriot, and drinks as deeply from the fountain of liberty as anyone I know.

    Today I salute a patriot whose unwavering belief in our way of life and its ability to survive gives me hope for the future and inspires my soul – section9!

    • http://www.polination.wordpress.com Ting

      Thank you for alerting us to that.  I went back to read and it was fascinating.  I have an aunt (by marriage) who has lived in the U.S. since she was about 19 or 20 years old.  She grew up in Praque, spent her teenage years in a German concentration camp as a political prisoner, and then fled with her re-united family when the Communists took over the Czech government after World War II.  But wouldn’t you know, her grandson who is a student at NYU wants to “Occupy” everything.  I will have a lot to discuss with this young man at our annual family vacation this summer.  He will be able to understand that money and talent will leave the country.

  • pete4palin

    Main Gov. call for a brokered convention.    So should we…. officially.
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/world-news-political-insights-what-mitt-romney-has-already-lost/

  • section9

    Nice try. You are aware that she ran as a declared pro-life candidate in 2006 and that the ADN and other Democratic mouthpieces continued to bait her with questions about her position?

    Back to the drawing board.

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