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Heads down, thumbs up, time to play 7-Up…

Just kidding but excellent morning peeps!!

Well we found out that Gov. Palin rocked the ratings for The Today Show.  We knew she would but it is nice to see the confirmation.  I LOVE that she admitted she was ecstatic too!

I also love that Gov. Palin isn’t backing down on fighting crony capitalism…

She says West… he says Palin

Exactly!  She should listen but I’m not holding my breath…

Keep it going

I’m puking at the thought of the fist bumps and money exchanged

I think it will be because of himself

No and I haven’t for a long time…

Just saying his name makes me smile…

Bizarre is what this is…

I swear this guy subconsciously does not want to win…

 

Enjoy:

 

Have a great day everyone!

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  • section9

    Good Morning, Firelight! An excellent roundup!

    Palin’s conservative critics of her appearances on TV don’t get that she understood what Breitbart was talking about when he wrote that politics is downstream of the culture. She ignores her critics and moves around them.

    • cookboy

      Which is why their sad carcasses will soon be claimed by the La Brea Tar Pits of cultural and political history. 

    • TENCOLE

      Section, the people that watch those morning programs for the “news of the day” are the same ones that think she’s stoopid etc……it was the best place to let them see for themselves who she really is.

  • OldPat

    cross post

      OldPat Yesterday 06:07 PM
    On a warm May morning fifty-six years ago next month, an old farmer in his
    late sixties and his ten-year-old son busied themselves setting up
    their tractor so they could plow their corn crop.

    Suddenly the youngster dropped the Stillson wrench he was using to
    tighten the nuts.  The wrench landed on his foot and it hurt.  Without
    thinking, he uttered one of those words he had recently learned from his
    buds at school.  His dad checked the boy’s foot and told him to walk
    around for a minute.

    A half hour later the old man rose to his feet, stretched his back
    and said, ‘Son, let’s go for a walk.  I need to stretch my legs and
    check the moisture in the soil.’

    The farmer began to walk down the center road that bisected the
    fields of their farm.  His son fell in beside him with trepidation
    because his father had said nothing about that word he had used.

    When they reached the end of the road, the farmer turned around, and,
    framed in a backdrop of majestic longleaf pine, swung his arm from
    horizon to horizon.

    ‘Son, look at all this.  Sometimes I think we farmers are the
    luckiest people on earth.  Who else gets to live and work in the middle
    of God’s church everyday of their lives?  I expect my children to
    understand that and act accordingly.’

    With that, the farmer fell silent and began to walk back to the
    equipment shed.  A hundred yards down the road a little boy’s
    trepidation had turned into understanding, and  shortly understanding
    became respect.

    When respect became love, the youngster reached out and encircled his father’s two middle fingers with his small hand, and father and son walked fingers-in-hand back to the shed
    to begin anew their day’s work in God’s church.

    Friends, this was your introduction to the sage with a sixth-grade education – my father.

    Perhaps the simplest way to explain what he meant to me is to quote one of our poets:

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    When Frost’s solitary young traveler came to a fork in the
    road, he chose to take the trail my father had blazed a few years before.

    Today as SHE and WE struggle to understand who and what she
    is, many of our citizens begin to understand that WE took a wrong fork in the
    road a quarter century ago and now we must make a decision.

    Albeit at different speeds, do WE continue to follow BO or
    one of the dwarfs down the road to socialism, communism and one-world
    government, or do WE strike out cross-country to find our way back to the road
    WE should have taken?

    Before WE make that decision, this Old Patriot wants to put in his
    two cents worth.  I guess I’d better hurry tho because Chopper Ben and
    Turbo Tim are waving their magic wands and will make two worth one
    before we know it.

    BTW those magic wands have a name – One is INFLATION;  the other is
    DEVALUATION.  And Ben and Tim are beginning to pole-ax WE the PEOPLE
    with both of them.

    In the beginning, WE were guided by the vision of our founders and our father (Washington).

    Along the way, WE have had our war heroes (Jackson, Roosevelt, Ike),
    our consciences (Dolly Madison, Clara Barton), our visionary (JFK) and
    our Great Communicator (Reagan).

    But as I survey the political landscape of our nation’s history, I
    see only one group that WE the PEOPLE have chosen to address by their
    given name – our pathfinders (Dan’l, Davy, Abe and now Sarah).

    The first two guided us as we explored and settled our land, and the
    latter two were assigned the task of guiding us as we explore our soul
    and decide who and what we are as a people.  At the core of her being is
    the selfsame compass Abe used to guide us back to Freedom Road a
    century and a half ago:

    …that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom
    ..and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    Abe Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, Nov 19, 1863

    When the GOPe visits P4A or C4P and tells me to ‘pick a dwarf’, I
    just chucle.  I think I’ll wait and see what our pathfinder says about
    all that.

    In case you don’t know, this post you’re reading is another blaze on
    the next tree along the trail as our new pathfinder guides WE the PEOPLE
    back to the road that leads us to a democratic republic and a rebirth
    of constitutional government.

    In the beginning, my Maker gave a young boy, who would never know his oldest brother,  a sage for a father.
    As a young man He gave me a lovely young wife who would love
    me and cleave unto me for the rest of her life, and she gave me three marvelous sons.
    When I lost her, He led me to safe harbor and gave me reason to live again – my grandson, Little Jake.
    And as I entered the winter of my life, He gave me new purpose;  like many
    of you,  I have become one of the trailblazers who mark Freedom’s Trail.

    ‘Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.’
    Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939

    If all goes well, one day a few years from now Little Jake will look at me and ask, ‘Grandpa, did you fight in the war?’

    ‘Which war, Jake?  Viet Nam?’

    ‘No, no, Grandpa, the great war – the war for our soul.’

    I will rise to my feet, stretch my back and Jake and I will walk fingers-in-hand into the house to the nearest PC and sit down.

    ‘Jake, I’m going to show you something I’ve never shown anyone else; 
    I’m going to show you some of the trees I blazed along the trail as we
    marked the path she found that led us back to freedom.’

    And I will show my grandson some of the posts I made and explain their meaning.

    What more could a man ask for than what He has given me?  And if need be, what better way
    could a man leave this world than to be in God’s church blazing Freedom’s
    Trail for our pathfinder as she leads us back to become what we once were?

    • Akabosan

      OOh, Baby! Good stuff, OldPat.

      I left this in response to your post yesterday regarding Mrs. Palin, Mr. Lincoln and trust.

      Interesting that you should choose “trust.” Both Aquarians with Mrs. Palin being born just one day before the anniversary of Mr. Lincoln’s birth.

      Some of the positive traits attributed to Aquarians:
      Friendly and humanitarian
      Honest and loyal
      Original and inventive
      Independent and intellectual

      I think Mrs. Palin exemplifies all the best of her sun sign and suppose that (having never met him… yet) Mr. Lincoln did as well. ;)

      GB

  • Akabosan

    Okay everybody get your stones ready.  Everybody without sin, this is going to be juicy 4 U.

    Bristol Palin, according to the gossip column article below, is going to try “living in sin.”

    http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2012/04/04/bristol-palin-trial-marriage-reality-show/

    Like a lot of other things in our society, I think “marriage” is backwards.  Not to disparage those who marry and continue successfully for many years or even “til death do part.”  I think God makes allowances for that too.  I just disagree with the state being involved at all.  To me, two people sitting beside a mountain stream and decide they want to work at becoming soul mates is just as valid as a state approved shindig with 2500 witnesses.

    Soul mates are made, not born.

    I wish Ms Palin and her new partner all of the Joy and Peace and Love they can stand.

    GB

    • hrh40

      I see the source for that article is the Enquirer; I certainly hope that story’s as true as the Enquirer’s continued reporting of the Palin’s divorce.

    • Firelight

      I agree with hrh that this is the Enquirer so I take it with a grain of salt but even if it was true it does’t phase me.

      I wouldn’t advise my child to live with someone else before marriage and I certainly wouldn’t advise my child to do it on national TV in a reality show but I also know that kids have a mind of their own and usually with someone Bristol’s age the parents get very little say.

      I admit that I have lots of good, honest, God loving, God fearing friends that lived with their spouses before marriage and their marriage and families are doing great.  It isn’t right or ideal but it isn’t the end of the world either.  JMO

      • ErinMC4

        Fire- I agree with you…I wouldn’t advise my child to, even though I confess to have done this myself with my husband for a few months (due to limited resources between us). Our intention was always to marry, well before we moved in. It was never a choice I thought I would make, however. So, just like other decisions I’ve made in my past, I would hope that my child would see those choices I made and not feel “excused” to make the same…

        Bristol is a smart girl, but that doesn’t mean she will always make choices that everyone in her life agrees with her on. She just has the unfortunate position of being watched by so many, some of which want to hate her regardless of her choices. I just pray that God continues to be at the center of whatever she chooses going forward…

      • hrh40

        OTOH, perhaps this is what Palin was referring to on Today when she said raising teenage girls is a “crap shoot.”

        If they can’t afford a wedding right now, there is this entity called a Justice of the Peace.

        I believe there is precedent in her immediate family.

        • TENCOLE

          My feeling on this is that the article is probably partly true. My hubby (for 28 yrs) and I moved in together before marriage because my lease was up on my apartment and our plan was always to move into my hubby’s home after the wedding anyways.
          These two are working on a home together and it’s probably ready to be moved into. Why should they pay rent on two different places, plus a mortgage?
          If they are planning on getting married anyways, what’s the issue?

          • hrh40

            The issue is legality in the eyes of God and man.

      • poljunkie

        Living together in the year 2012- I guess is no big deal to some, although we are still hoping our son wont indulge.

        Living together in the year 2012 with reality TV camera crews spying for the world to see….meh.
        However:

        The thought of a camera crew in my house makes my toes curl.

        • hrh40

          The year 2012 has nothing to do with timeless truths.

        • Firelight

          I didn’t say living together is no big deal. I wouldn’t advise my kids to do it when they are that age.  I’m just saying that it is more common than it used to be and isn’t a predictor of relationship doom like they used to claim.

          I still don’t agree with it.  However, I totally think living with cameras… period… is crazy let alone in that type of arrangement.

          I am one who believes that you don’t play house, especially when children are involved but it also isn’t my place to judge so I accept that my beliefs don’t work for everyone else.

          • poljunkie

            YEP
            YEP
            YEP
            WE, Mrs. light are on the same page!!!!

          • Akabosan

            …and that is the reason I mentioned the stones in the first place.

            Let those among us who are without sin be casting those stones.  In the islamist countries they still stone women for adultery or a hint or even a lie about adultery.  My personal belief (after studying the Christ message for a long long time) is that if he would be throwing stones, we should too.  After that study and the meaning.  I think He would be more inclined to buy those ladies a glass of wine and ask them to be more careful (of the stone throwers ;)  ).

            GB

    • Kay

      Gotta spice up the reality show, I assume. The two seem to be genuinely crazy about each other. I’m not spending too many brain cells on it. The reason I would watch the show has more to do with Tripp being a cutie pie than Bristol and her latest boyfriend anyway.

  • KatieSilverSpring

    I want you guys to know I am officially beginning my I-Am-Breitbart campaign, to take up my share of the fight to clean up after the insanity.

    I will have a WordPress Blog up after Easter.  It is really local to my state but when you have a chance, I hope you chime in.

    You are the first to know.  I hope everyone takes up their part to be Breitbart in their state or locale’s 2012 election campaign, for fairness not nastiness.

    • Firelight

      Let me know when it is up and I’ll link to it in the morning posts :)

    • Akabosan

      Congratulations!

      Is there any higher (or in some cases lesser) honor than to have one’s identity in this case his name, Breitbart, become a verb?

      UGOGURL!  Breitbart away!  :)

      GB

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

    Good morning!

    I don’t know if we can blame Romney for his comments about new media. He’s been running for president since before they existed. Meanwhile, Governor Palin has become a master of using them.

    In other news, Illinois Congressman Tim Johnson has decided not to run for re-election in November, even though he won his primary handily a few weeks ago. Johnson is my parents’ representative and was mine until I moved about 5 years ago. He was a very independent thinker, which sometimes meant he less conservatively than hoped, but he never toed the party line and was always good about being in contact with his constituents. I hope the local GOP chairmen pick someone solid to run in his place. I wrote something up about him on my little blog:

    http://t.co/w2BLT4YD

  • RefudiateGOPe

    There’s been a lot of discussion across the internet about the pros and cons of Gov. Palin being more active in the media.  I thought I’d offer my opinion.

    I’d like to see her do an expanded version of the website, NewsBusters.org.  It could be a weekly two-hour show called, “You Lie!” where she can show examples of politicians and the media actually lying to the public and then giving verifiable truth to the subject.  In the show, she could take on both the D’s and the R’s to give real meaning to fair and balanced.  At the end of each show, she could award a Pinocchio Trophy for the “Whopper of the Week”.  There would be no shortage of material for a show like this.

    A show like this would be a ratings bonanza and the liberal media couldn’t resist talking about it.  The plus for her is that she could do it from her studio in Wasilla or any other location she chooses.  It could air on FNC on the weekends, or she could do it as an independent webcast w/sponsors or maybe as part of GBTV.  If FNC gave her a slot on Saturday and Sunday nights, her ratings would dwarf Huckabee, Judge Jeanine, or Geraldo.

    Having a show like this wouldn’t interfere with her political and non-political activities.  If anything, it would enhance them.  She would be known as the “Truth Lady”.  With someone like Sarah Palin doing a show like this, it could lead to more honesty by the pols and the media for fear of being featured on her show.  And it would introduce the Sarah we know to the people who only know the Sarah that the media portrays.

    • Akabosan

      U zo zmart!  ;)

      I love it!  Thank you RefudiateObama2012

      GB

  • senator20526

    Morning all………….A bright, sunny 86 degree day in the great desert Southwest…..A little humor for the day….yesterday I went to Mexico with my friend Tom, to pick-up medicine…..We walked across and did our shopping and came back thru the CBP gate on the US side..He asked what I was bringing back, I showed him,  Then he swiped my passport into the computer…….Then he said to the fellow in the next line beside him ” hey, I got my first one”.  I was asked to follow him to a side room for secondary inspection….This officer asked me twice what brought me to Mexico, I told him to buy medicine….he ckecked it and after awhile gave my passport back to me….and I left. Something was flagged on my passport….maybe it had something to do with me being a “Tea party terrorist”? This something I would not put past Homeland Security……..Just thought I would let you guys know…..have a great day and be safe.

  • Akabosan

    Here’s a little ditty dedicated to the Sarah lovers here on P4A

    GB

    • Firelight

      are you going somewhere??  

      • Akabosan

        Tee Hee!  I have no major plans, but one never knows what the Lord may have in store.

        The cute widow lady I went to celebrate with a few weeks ago reminded me of the song, and I remembered it from my childhood and just thought I would share it.

        Thanks for asking.

        How are you?  Did you get a meaningful diagnosis?

        GB

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    This country needs Sarah Palin so much.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    We need a Conservative Revolution and Sarah Palin is the only republican strong enough to lead it.

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