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Smack Talk Thursday

Good morning all!

Wow, Gov. Palin really did stir the hornets nest Tuesday night.  So much so that Mark Levin felt it necessary to publicly praise her and tell the haters to stop trashing her.  Of course, he is right.  I get that some don’t agree with her but geez the over-reaction to it all.  I also think that many are over-reacting to those that don’t agree with her.  It’s their opinion, unless they actually trash her, deal with it.

OK, so today is my first day of summer and I’m busier than ever.  My daughter is having some friends spend the night tonight. She also has her ballet recital this weekend with a full dress rehearsal tomorrow night. My son has soccer. We have a cookout with friends on Sunday and Monday is Mr. Firelight’s 40th birthday. Today is also my son’s first appointment with Children’s Hospital of Denver’s feeding and swallowing clinic.  This should be VERY interesting.  He has made super big strides in his speech therapy to the point that he really doesn’t need it anymore.  He has grown a lot in dealing with his sensory issues and now he is going to tackle his feeding issues. This is the one issue that I’m really not confident that he will tackle. I’m crossing my fingers, saying prayers and hoping that these therapists are REALLY good at what they do.  They were impressive at our evaluation a month ago so I hope they have some food fairy dust to spread around and make some magic happen.

What happen to relaxing and sleeping late?  Maybe next week or maybe when my kids are grown.


Obama a tea partier?  Look at him go…

But, but, but he is a genius

Heh, welcome to colorful Colorado… or maybe not…

Oh!  Sorry but it isn’t a grudge, it is a trust issue…

Hatch thanks Sarah…  and I think he is sincere…

I actually think it is possible… I think he would claim a health issue as the reason…

Well brag about it why don’t you… no really… you should be bragging…

Yes, it is more like hell

Go baby grizzly cub!!! The force is strong with this one…

Ted Cruz has a campaign ad up using Sarah’s endorsement.



Finally, a must listen to Mark Levin on why Hatch and why Sarah was right.


Have a great Thursday everyone!!!

  • blackbird

    Hi Firelight, slight correction in the ‘Thursday’ headline.

    • Akabosan

      Whoa there Habu!  Firelight is a Mom.  Mom’s have time machines and other special powers.

      She may know something we do not.  Just wait.


      • blackbird

        So true Akabosan.

        • Akabosan

          O.K. now I am confused.

          A wise man told me that women were put on earth to confuse men.  I KNOW THAT TO BE TRUE!

          But is it Tuesday or Thursday?  If it is really Tuesday, I missed going down to the pool to watch the widows do their calisthenics in the pool (Aquatic Jazzercize or Jazzersize).

          If it is Thursday…  Oh never mind.  I will just get a bottle of Irish whiskey and figure it out in the morning. 


          • blackbird

             LOL! too funny Akabosan.

          • blackbird

             I got a movie for you, What Women Want –

            • Akabosan

              Mr. Gibson is one of my favorites and yes it is a good movie.

              I saw it a few years ago.  I may have to revisit it now, though.  Now that we are being purposefully confused on here.  LOL


    • cookboy

      I thought the same ’til I read the post. It works. 

  • blackbird

    Excellent news round up Firelight. I will be saying a Prayer that everything goes well at the clinic.

  • Pete Petretich

    This is the sound of all Palinistas converging on Tampa, Florida…


    “Natasha Bedingfield: Pocketfulof Sunshine”

    “Eagles and Travis Tritt: Take it Easy”

    “Lisa Mei and Big Dawg: Change You Won’t Regret”

    “Video/Audio Content for Grizzly Fest”

    “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American Girl”


    “Elvis Costello: Pump It Up”

    “Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely?”

    “Def Lepard: Undefeated”

    “Rascal Flats: Life Is A Highway”

    “Johnny Kahn: American Heart”

    “Crazies for Sarah Palin Hey Hey”

    “B.B. King: Better Not Look Down”

    “Krista Branch: Can You Hear Us Now?”

    “Sarah Palin: America”

    “Enya: May it be”

    “Krista Branch: I Am America”

    “Sarah Palin: One in a Million”

    “Sarah Palin: The World’s Greatest”

    “Heart: Barracuda”

    “Shania Twain: She’s Not Just A Pretty Face”

    “Marhta Reeves Wild Night”

    “Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walkin”

    “Dolly Parton: Nine to Five”

    “Van Morrison: Someone Like You”

    “Notre Dame Bagpipe Band: The Minstrel Boy”


    “At the convention anything can happen!” —Jim Taylor, party boss; 4 minutes 20 seconds into the

    “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)”

    Full Movie:

    If this primary season ever gets you down then I recommend watching this hilarious film, which is one of Sarah’s favorites! Every Palinista needs to see it at least once. The film contains many clues about what has happened in the past few years, AND about what’s going to happen on the road to Tampa…

    “Palin About Open Convention – Anything is Possible!”

  • section9

    I LOVE that Ted Cruz commercial.

    But NOBODY remembers Fulgencio Batista, except the Mob Guys who bought his regime and his casinos.

    And Cruz slips Palin in at the end. Very, very good!

    Levin is on the effing warpath on behalf of Orrin Hatch and Sarah Palin’s endorsement! Good for him.

  • KatieSilverSpring

    Sarah Palin has spoken and I get where she is heading.  Thank you, Firelight, for the audio of Mark Levin that I missed.  I agree with Firelight, get over this.  Stand tall, move Forward (now I can’t use that word so I have to think of a new one).
    Prayers for your son.

    • Akabosan

      Hi Mrs. KatieSilverSpring.  It is good to see you.

      Of course you can use that word.  After all, WTF?  lol


  • Firelight

    LOL, I fixed the headline.  Thanks Cru for the heads up.  It isn’t Tuesday, thank goodness. It is Thursday!!!  and there is no more school.

    Yes, Akabosan, we moms do have special powers 😉

    • Akabosan

      I know.  Y’all can even see through walls.  It just isn’t faaiiirrr!


  • RefudiateGOPe

    After listening to the audio of Mark Levin and reading the Costa article over at NRO, it seems that Sarah’s endorsement of Hatch will lead people to see Hatch as something other than a guy who’s been around for thirty-six years.  Too often, those of us who are fed up with Washington think that the only solution is to throw them all out.  Instead, we must show some patience and be willing to blend the old with the new.  Indiana threw Lugar out because they thought he no longer represented them.  Hatch has a different situation in Utah.  In the NRO article, it shows that he’s been meeting with TP people to listen to what they want as well as to explain why he voted the way he did.

    The bottom line is that the Palin endorsement will get people to take a better look at Hatch and take a better measure of the man.  Of course, most of those who are griping about her endorsement are doing so just because it’s another opportunity to take a shot at her.  If she’s as irrelevant as they continue to claim, why are they so vocal? 

    Here’s the NRO article:

    Here’s a short piece by Paul Mirrengoff at Powerline:

  • KeeleyH

    Mark Levin was brilliant. He started off very serious and soft-spoken, and then his passion slowly took over, all the while making his case with FACTS. This is why he is “The Man”.

    The NRO article is also very interesting, it provides us with the Hatch/Palin relationship we didn’t know before.

    I had a feeling Palin was going to either stay out of the Utah primary or endorse Hatch, based on her positive comments on Hatch last summer (I think it was also on Greta). But I didn’t know the full history between those two.

    • hrh40

      Yes, the NRO article was fascinating.

      If you can wade through the attitude that Costa has. And all of his insinuations. He hates Palin. She challenges his boy, Mitt. And Dan Lillyput is Mitt’s boy, so Palin’s Hatch endorsement is a double challenge to Costa. A few weeks ago Costa did his duty and produced one of those disgusting Palin was such a bad VP choice, Romney would never be so stupid as to pick anyone remotely like Palin narrative pieces.

      Though I don’t know what Costa would have against Hatch since Hatch is also nauseatingly supportive of Romney. Even in the SarahPalinRadio interview, he sings Mitt’s praises.

      But I guess that’s one reason Hatch has lasted so long, as Costa points out, Hatch builds relationships with lots of people.

      But nobody’s perfect in all of their choices.

  • blackbird


    Have you noticed how all of life is connected? You probably know about the relationship between honey ants (farm ants) and aphids. The ants can’t seem to get enough of the tasty honey dew left behind by aphids, those tiny sap-sucking insects probably living in your garden. These two insects have a fascinating relationship. In exchange for all the sugary treats aphids deposit on leaves, the ants wage fierce battle against wasps, beetles and spiders that try to dine on aphids for lunch. As those aphids keep their ant friends happy, the ants keep their aphid buddies alive. Everyone wins, except the plants, of course.

    The ants do better because of the aphids. The aphids do better because of the ants. It’s a relationship called mutualism, and the rest of us could probably take a lesson. People, too, succeed best when they help others out.

    James Bender, in his book How to Talk Well (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1994), illustrates how it benefits to everyone when we mutually help each other. He relates a story of a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his best corn in the regional fair where it won a blue ribbon.

    One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him to learn about how he grew blue-ribbon corn year after year. The reporter discovered something interesting. He learned that the farmer actually shared his best seed corn with his neighbors.

    “How can you afford to share your best seeds with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition against yours each year?” the reporter asked.

    “Why sir,” said the farmer, “didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

    It’s a simple and important principle. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor’s corn also improves. He cannot succeed simply by watching out for Number One. He succeeds best by helping his neighbors succeed. That’s mutualism.

    And I am aware that it goes for me, too. Do I want to succeed? Then I must help others to succeed.

    Do I want to live in peace and harmony? Then I need to help my neighbors also live in peace, and the very peace they experience will add to my own.

    Do I want to live meaningfully and well? Then I should help to enrich the lives of others, for my own happiness and well-being is bound up in the lives I touch.

    In other words, if I want to grow good corn, I need to help my neighbors grow good corn. Call it mutualism. Call it a principle of success. Call it a law of life. I only know that none of us truly wins until we all win.

    By Steve Goodier:

  • Michael

    What a difference a year makes Andrew Breitbart is Dead, Tammy Bruce goes PDS and Jedediah Bila has to toe the Beck line because her liveihood depends on it. Does Sarah Palin have any true friends outside of Mark Levin maybe? I know she has me.

  • Akabosan

    Talk about “Smack Talk Thursday.”

    Most of America’s great comedians have not been funnier than this guy.



    • blackbird

       Hi Akabosan, when I saw this headline I started laughing “Will Obama Pull an LBJ and Drop Out?” really!!! Obama is too full of himself and so removed from reality to step aside.

      Do you think he believes the BS he spews? if so then we are in worst shape than we thought.

      • Akabosan

        I believe the truth is not important to maobama.  What he does believe is that the American people are ignorant, naive or gullible enough to believe anything he says.

        To him, and many like him, the ends justify the means.  He has no principles which makes it difficult for principled people to understand his modus operandi.  We all expect others to think and act as we do.  Honest people (and some would say gullible folks) expect others to be honest with them.

        A couple of statements by one of the wisest teachers ever are pertinent here:  “Be wise as serpents and gentle as doves.”   And “Only as a child shall ye enter the kingdom of heaven.”  We need to be wary, but like children still be brutally honest and trusting.

        A more modern idiom comes to mind too:  Fool me once shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

        Finally, the TRUTH will always win out.  Those who weave those webs of deceit always get tangled in them.  Look at what is happening to maobama now that the TRUTH is coming out.

        I hope you have a terrific evening and night.


        • blackbird

          There is no Honor.

          Thanks Akabosa and may you also have a terrific evening and night.

  • Michael

    Most of the so called conservatives are bought off or owned. Sarah Palin works for Fox News yet she doesn’t toe the fox news line, while Jedediah Bila has become a Glenn Beck parrot on Hatch and Liljenquist. We lost Jedediah Bila to Glenn Beck’s money and you can’t trust her anymore.

  • Patrick_Skacel

    A very Happy Birthday to Mr. Firelight, a few days early.  I liked my 40th birthday a lot – our baby girl was born two weeks later.  An angelic little buffer to her two not-quite-as-angelic older brothers.  She is now 7, which, by my preferred math, makes me 29. 

    It’s clear that Mr. Firelight can look back on his first 40 years and know he has been richly blessed.  I wish him many more birthdays and many more blessings.  Enjoy, Firelight family!

    (BTW, not to brag, but my 16th birthday was pretty awesome too – it was President Reagan’s first full day in office.)  

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