ZoNation Video: Do Not Let Democrats Elect First Female President

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Alfonzo Rachel, better known as Zo of ZoNation, has published an interesting monologue. In it, he breaks down the Republican party's failures and its need to make sure the Democrats do not elect the first woman president. He addresses the current culture as its being shaped by liberals, and how the GOP must infuse the culture with conservative principles. Electing the first woman president is a piece to the puzzle, he states. Doing what they've done in the past--throwing Governor Palin and Representative Michele Bachmann under the bus--won't get the job done for Republicans.

It's worth the 3 minutes, 55 seconds it takes to watch. Take a look:


(Video retrieved from The Right Scoop)
(h/t TENCOLE, C4P commenter)

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Gun-Control: Transformation is Not Changed Laws, but Changed Lives

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Faced with the overwhelming sadness of more violent shooting deaths recently, Americans have resurrected the gun debate. Some believe that people are using the tragedies as a political tool to get what they have wanted all along: gun control. Others feel, all politics aside, it's time to have a reasonable conversation about the issue. Here's my take:

Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Mentally ill people kill people. Evil people kill people. I am in favor of having a conversation on the issue of guns, but that conversation must include 2nd Amendment rights, facts, common sense, and compassion.

People have the right to bear arms. So says our Constitution. The vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens. Disarming them will not protect anyone from someone mentally ill or evil. It will only make them less able to protect themselves from the criminals who, common sense tells us, will not give up their weapons. Criminals don't care about the law. That's why we call them criminals. Having said that, do average citizens need certain types of weapons, military-style weapons, for example? That's part of the reasonable conversation that should be had. Nonetheless, recent history shows us that these restrictions have not reduced crime at all. In fact, the reverse seems to be true.

As someone who cares deeply for children, I believe we must do what's necessary to protect them. Our children are vulnerable within the school setting. Why people are so opposed to armed officers guarding our hallways is beyond me. Banks have them. Other government agencies have them. Politicians who oppose citizens' gun rights have body guards who have them. Yet we want our children to fend for themselves. It defies all logic.

Posting "gun-free zone" signs around our communities makes no sense either. Who do those signs impact? The honest, sane individual isn't inclined to use a gun irresponsibly, and the person who came to commit a heinous crime couldn't care less about the sign. It's not like he's going to see the posting and then say, "Oh, wait. The sign says this is a gun-free zone. I can't do what I've planned. I'd better go put my weapon back." Again, let's use logic. The only thing the sign does is alert someone that those inside are unprotected and therefore easier targets. In fact, I understand that James Holmes, the man arrested for the Aurora, CO shooting, did not choose the biggest theater in the area to carry out his evil deed. Nor did he go to the one closest to his home. He went to the one with a gun-free zone sign. This ought to be food for thought, if nothing else.

Surely, we must do our part to enforce the laws already on the books, look at the areas where loopholes to those laws exist, and examine access to gun purchases at gun shows. Furthermore, we cannot fail to address mental illness. It seems to be a common thread in many of these tragedies. The entire issue of violence demands conversation, but it must be intelligent, rational, common sense conversation.

Evil will always exist in the world because sin exists. The Bible teaches that in the end times wickedness will increase. Therefore, we cannot ignore the elephant in the room. A culture that denies or suppresses God sets itself up for all kinds of problems. Many have chosen to ignore this most obvious, most basic, truth. We see the results everywhere we look, and we're paying the price for it in these dark times. It is vital that we remember that darkness isn't really a thing. Light is. What we, in our limited understanding, call darkness is merely the absence of something real called light. Without God's light, we get every evil work. It's not that God is punishing us; we've chosen to punish ourselves.

The key to true transformation is not changed laws, but changed lives--which comes only by the power of Jesus Christ.

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Merry CHRISTmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry CHRISTmas!

In the midst of all the commotion, hustle, and bustle that accompany this day, may we ever be mindful of its true meaning: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son."

Without such an amazing gift, there would be no reason to celebrate today. But thanks be to God!

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!

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Video: Governor Palin Talks to Greta Van Susteren - 12/19/12

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Governor Palin goes On the Record on Wednesday, December 19th:


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Governor Palin: The Only Hope

Monday, December 17, 2012

I'm grateful for this moving message of hope shared by Governor Palin via Facebook:

Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, “Qui transtulit sustinet,” promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord.

It may seem, especially after Friday, the world is spinning fast and furious and out of control. Many political, economic, and societal problems attempt to weigh down our spirit so heavily that some despondently give up after being deceptively led to believe there is no real hope for anything getting better. And despite 24-hour news cycles with constant information flooding our eyes and ears with much white noise, TV's talking heads really have nothing meaningful to offer.

So the world spins furiously, but there is a reason its literal and figurative centrifugal force tightly holds us here together for such a time as this. Until God loosens the tie that binds us to this temporal earth, we are in it together, and we are expected to do our part to make it better. So, now is the time to speak truth, however politically incorrect some may deem it, and focus on what really matters so our nation's spirit can be lifted as we unite in the cause for a better world built on real hope. First, all truly is hopeless if your faith and hope are put in any politician or media elite. That is because the average person is more truthful and responsible than the average politician or media elite.

Those who let themselves be terribly disappointed in political leaders as they ignore real problems, aided along with a complicit media bombarding us with irrelevant distractions in order to avoid facing the reality of a fallen culture, should know those distractions are to hide from a finger pointing to the main contributors to much of our problem. To stop distracting would result in acknowledging the political and media machine's starring roles in our failing society. So, as they too often tear down those who try to do good, while elevating and celebrating corrupt selfishness, they dumbly assume we don't know it is they who significantly contribute to our upside down world today. We've learned our lesson. Don't put your hope in Hollywood or Washington. Instead, build resolve and seek truth more aggressively than ever at such a time as this.

I only know one source of truth and real hope. I call out to this hope with only childlike faith because I am so overwhelmed by the miraculous answers to my prayers that the comforting, secure hope I cling to is too inexplicable for a simpleminded person like me. Plus, because I am not a perfect Christian – and have never met one – I dare not judge others’ “Christian quotient,” and inarticulately explaining my faith is too often interpreted wrongly, hence, my thankfulness in being allowed via the Good Book to have a childlike faith that's good enough for God. Further, I do not wish to force my beliefs down anyone's throat – and simple faith does not do that. Though I'll share my faith unapologetically, I beg fellow faith-filled fallible human beings to quit pretending anyone's effective in forcing others to see the light; please also quit pretending you are holier than thou. You are not. I am not. We're merely fortunate enough to have been knocked to our knees at some point in life and grabbed hold of the opportunity to accept undeserved grace and forgiveness that allows a rebirth and its accompanying peace that passeth all understanding. I cling to it not because I am bitter, but because there is nothing better.

May this Christmas season give you a glimpse of the faith to which millions cling to, and are willing to live and die to self for. As you watch this video, even if you've never prayed before, you can ask God for revelation to what occurred 2000 years ago, what it means for today, and why we celebrate the babe born in that Bethlehem manger over 2000 years ago. And I offer this not because I have all the answers, but because many ask me from where does my hope come? How do I hang on? What do I cling to? Here is a glimpse of the foundation of my faith. May you be shown through this short clip and song that the unanswered questions, the horrible suffering, and the sacrifice of One birthed opportunity for new life and real HOPE for all of us today.

Friends, please watch this, and please don't lose hope. We mustn't lose hope! Look up! And put your time and effort in working so hard for your family and loved ones around you. Don't wait for a fallen world's politicians and pundits to do it for you. You can have within yourself the ability and opportunity to help make America strong again, and her people joyful again.

- Sarah Palin


Here's the video. Please watch it.

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Dear God

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Via Bristol Palin's Facebook page:


Let us continue to lift up those who are personally impacted by the tragic school shooting in Connecticut. Let us pray also for hearts to be turned to the Lord, for He alone is the answer to this culture of sin in which we live.

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Praying for Families of Newtown, CT School Shooting Victims

Friday, December 14, 2012

My heart aches today for the families of the victims of today's shooting in Connecticut. Words cannot express the sadness we each feel when lives are taken so violently, so senselessly--especially when children are involved. We mourn for every child and every adult murdered. Let us pray fervently for all who have been personally affected because only a loving Savior could possibly give comfort, strength, and peace at a time like this.

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Howard Richman Hails Governor Palin's 'Economic Common Sense'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Many of us are tuned in to these "fiscal cliff" talks, wondering how this thing will come down when it's all said and done. We continue to see the same games being played, and we are increasingly fed up with politics-as-usual in Washington. What America needs is less nonsense and more common sense, perhaps less intelligentsia and more intelligence. Howard Richman knows where to go to find these qualities we're looking for. He highlights Governor Palin's recent interview with Greta Van Susteren to make his points:

This November 30 interview with Sarah Palin restores my hope that there is intelligence left within the Republican Party

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She's right that we're already over the fiscal cliff in that there's not going to be a painless way to bring down the budget deficits and prevent the collapse that will occur if they continue to grow, in proportion to GDP.

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Sarah Palin has so much economic common sense. She's for:

* balanced budgets
* eliminating the corporate income tax
* balanced trade
* balanced monetary growth

That's precisely the recipe for stable economic growth with low unemployment. Too bad the rest of the Republican Party hasn't figured it out.

More here.

(h/t Steve Flesher)

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Governor Palin: Happy Hanukkah

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Via Facebook:
Todd and I and our family wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all throughout the world who gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with our friends in Israel who in a special way embody the Hanukkah message by being a light of freedom in a region too often darkened by chaos and oppression. May that light shine ever brightly.

- Sarah Palin


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Governor Palin Remembers Pearl Harbor and Our Veterans

Friday, December 7, 2012

Via Facebook:

Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago, and we will never forget those who served in World War II and those who continue to serve in war zones today. We are thinking of our vets on this day, and we are thankful for them every day. Their sacrifices for America won’t be taken for granted.

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Governor Palin: C'mon Now, GOP, Don't Go Wobbly on Us

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note:

Please read and pass along this article. We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them. This won't be forgotten come 2014. Right now the GOP establishment is more concerned about the opinion of the media and the Georgetown cocktail circuit than they are “we the people” who hired them. For all this new talk of how the GOP needs a “populist movement,” it would do them good to remember they already have one; it’s called the Tea Party movement, and it won for them the majority they now enjoy in the House.

- Sarah Palin

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Video: Governor Palin and Sean Hannity--12-3-12

Monday, December 3, 2012

Governor Palin appeared on Hannity tonight and discussed President Obama's socialism and the fiscal cliff:

Via FOX:


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Examining Governor Palin's Fiscal Responsibility During Fiscal Cliff Talks

Ordinary Americans, some involved in the Tea Party movement, some involved in local efforts, and some involved in no formal organization at all, are concerned about the country’s future. Not long after President Obama entered office and revealed himself to be the reckless spender he is, these people decided to take a stand and speak out against a government that was growing too big and spending too much. Contrary to what left wing politicians and their leftist media comrades would propagandize the country into believing, the opposition to the President is not rooted in racism. It’s rooted in patriotism and a desire to preserve America through common sense measures. Riding that wave, the 2010 midterm elections brought fresh faces to Congress, as Americans used their voting power to demonstrate their fatigue with the permanent political class and their desire to elect public servants who would do the people’s business with fiscal restraint.

So how is it that we stand where we are today, teetering on the edge of this so-called fiscal cliff, with Americans wondering if politicians—on both sides of the aisle—are talking out of both sides of their mouths? Currently, it looks like the Republican Establishment is showing more spunk than I’m accustomed to seeing them show. Perhaps this will be the time that they stand on principle and not allow themselves to be party to that game so popular in Washington, Kick the Can Down the Road. Time will tell.

I’m just a simple person, and in my simple mind time-tested methods should always be applied when funds are low and debt is high. First and foremost—again in my simple mind—should be taking this advice: Stop spending!

There’s much Washington can learn from how Governor Palin executed her duties as a public servant. She has a record of fiscal responsibility. As mayor of her hometown of Wasilla and governor of Alaska, she demonstrated her knowledge that she was a steward of other people’s money. Politicians today seem to have a hard time understanding that they, too, have been entrusted with other people’s money and must handle that responsibility prudently, which might explain why they all too often speak so cavalierly about taking more of this money to finance continued spending.

Never has this been more evident than in President Obama’s commitment to raising taxes during woeful economic times when hardworking Americans need more, not less, of their own money in their own pockets and when our job creators cannot afford the additional tax strain that’s coming down the pike if Obama has his way. Democrats continue to advocate for kicking the can down the road, expecting Americans to wait another year before they tackle entitlement reform and serious spending cuts. Will Republicans be equally guilty, easily caving on the issue of taxing and spending, or will they be true to their principles? Where exactly will these fiscal cliff talks take them—and us?

The situation America faces is a serious one, but when I look at Governor Palin’s history in office, it doesn’t seem a hopelessly difficult situation. It boils down, again, to a common sense approach. The Governor has always said that public servants should do for their constituents what they do for their own families during tough times: cut all superfluous spending, shop more wisely, save for a rainy day, and make sacrifices. During her time serving Alaskans, she endeavored to function within that framework of fiscal restraint and sanity. I’m not talking about times of bankruptcy. She did the right thing even during a surplus. That’s wisdom. That’s discipline. That’s stewardship.

In her capacity as mayor, she cut personal property tax, the business inventory tax, and the property tax mil levy every year. As governor, she yearly utilized her line-item veto power to cut spending by millions of dollars, invested $5 billion in state savings, forward-funded education, provided Alaskans a resource rebate to offset energy costs, and opted to reject much of the proffered “stimulus” funds. The upshot of the Governor’s wise fiscal management included a business boom, decreased unemployment, and an improved credit rating.

Putting her money where her mouth was, Governor Palin also denied herself raises during her career. How often do we see this from our politicians? Rather, they’re too often getting fat off of insider trading, legal graft, and crony capitalism, as foreign policy adviser to Governor Palin, Peter Schweizer, reveals in his book, Throw Them All Out.

With the fiscal cliff political football being bandied about, politicians need to return to the basics of sound practice, the kind Governor Palin espoused. My simple mind leads me to believe that measures that work in running a family, city, or state will work in running this country. Furthermore, my simple mind thinks that there should be no consideration of raising taxes—and no caving on the issue—when politicians have not gotten serious about cutting spending. Line by line, program by program, entitlement by entitlement, it’s time to do the work of reining in all wasteful, unnecessary, unsustainable spending. America cannot wait until next year. We cannot kick the can down the road. We’ve reached the end of the road already. As Governor Palin told Greta Van Susteren recently, “We’ve already gone over the cliff.” Indeed, Americans cannot afford to pay more of their hard-earned money in taxes to a government that refuses to do its part to truly cut into the debt and deficit, but instead burdens the very people they claim to be serving.

I sure do hope our elected officials are up to the task because much is riding on their ability to do the right thing.

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Governor Palin Goes On the Record: 11-30-12

Friday, November 30, 2012

Governor Palin was a guest on On the Record tonight with Greta Van Susteren. They discussed the Susan Rice controversy and the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations:




(Video courtesy of SarahNET)

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Former Palin Critic Admits He Was Wrong

Everyone is wrong now and then, but not many people are willing to admit it--not to themselves, and certainly not to the public. However, in a letter to the editor of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, someone did just that. Charles Fredericks, who has openly criticized Governor Palin in the past, has admitted that she had incredible insight even in 2008 into the road down which President Obama was about to take America. "I was wrong, and I admit it," he declares.

Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time.

The Frontiersman published the opinion and it drew a lot of comments, mostly negative, and here we are almost five years later, and I want to pass on what I have learned.

Let me elaborate. Regardless of the politics involved and what you may think now, Sarah Palin did one thing that we shouldn’t forget. Put aside all other actions, failures, controversy and animosity for just a second about Palin and consider this: she warned us about Barack Obama.

She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent.

And here we are in Obama’s second term, and who could argue now that Sarah didn’t have it right all along?

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Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.

Read the full article here.

This isn't, of course, the first time someone has come to see that Governor Palin was right when some so desperately wanted her to be wrong. From predicting inflation to foreseeing "death panels," the Governor seems to be a step ahead of many much of the time. Props to Mr. Fredericks for acknowledging as much. He may not be fully converted to Governor Palin's side, but that is precisely what makes his letter so powerful. Unlike some, he hasn't let the differences of opinion blind him from seeing the truth that's staring him right in his face, and he hasn't let pride silence him from acknowledging it.

(h/t Thomas Schmitz)

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Chuck Heath, Jr. Announces Our Sarah Winner


As reported here, Chuck Heath, Jr. announced a giveaway of the book he and his father wrote about Governor Palin. The Our Sarah winner, he said, will receive the book, signed by him, Chuck, Sr., and Governor Palin. He has since announced that they will give away, not just one, but two of these books.

Today, the first winner's name was revealed. Chuck posted the following:
Congratulations to our first book giveaway winner, Frank Tort! Frank, please send your mailing address to contact@chuckheathjr.com.

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If you didn’t win this round, hang in there because we’re drawing again next month. Thank you all for subscribing to the site and spreading the word.

Congratulations, Frank!

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Chuck Heath, Jr: Our Sarah Giveaway

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Governor Palin's brother, Chuck Heath, Jr. has announced a special giveaway: a signed copy of the book he and his dad have co-authored, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska. The book will not only be autographed by both Chuck, Jr. and Chuck, Sr., but by Governor Palin also.

You've heard it before: you've got to be in it to win it. So how do you get in it? Chuck, Jr. writes on his website:
‘Tis the season! How about a book giveaway?

Later this month I’ll randomly draw an email address from the site’s subscribers and give away a free copy of Our Sarah, signed by Sarah, Dad, and me.

Be sure to get your name in the hat! It’s free to subscribe.

Just enter your email address in the subscription box in the sidebar or lower right corner of the site and watch for a verification email. You’ll begin receiving a notice of each new post and be entered into the drawing.

More here.

Subscribing to Chuck's website is a good move even without the giveaway. He shares great tidbits, pictures, and insights into the Heath and Palin families and life in Alaska. However, if you haven't done so yet, now is as good a time as any. So go on over to chuckheathjr.com now and subscribe, and--to steal a line from another great book--"may the odds ever be in your favor."

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Governor Palin: Politicians, Lying Then or Now?


With the risk of going over this "fiscal cliff" we've been hearing so much about, Governor Palin has brought attention to a letter written by Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, addressed to Speaker John Boehner, Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Whip John Cornyn. She asks the following question:
Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now?

How appropriate that she begins with--and sets apart--the one word that explains why the question needs to be asked in the first place: "Politicians." America needs more public servants and less politicians engaged in business-as-usual.

Read Bozell's letter in its entirety here, but an excerpt is below:
With the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, both sides are making opening gambits and the talk so far is alarming. You led the Republican Party for two years claiming emphatically that the tax increase on “the wealthy” that Barack Obama is determined to enact is really a devastating tax hike on small business owners that would kill jobs and decimate any kind of economic recovery. Now conservatives see daily stories asserting that the GOP agrees with the President that “revenues are on the table” and GOP elite are all over the airwaves asking if the Tea Party will care if “a few multi-millionaires pay more in taxes.” That talk is only embolding liberals to demand even higher taxes. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and others are openly calling for a return to taxing Americans in the top rate at 91 percent. Yes that’s ludicrous, but liberals feel comfortable making such outlandish proposals because they feel you are weak enough that you will continue to surrender to evermore higher taxes having capitulated once already. They will never be satisfied. You know that.

Conservatives have one question to ask: If you now claim a tax increase on small business is the correct course of action, were you lying all along when you claimed this tax increase would decimate the economy? Because if you were not lying, you will now be willing participants in the destruction of American jobs in a time of economic crisis. This is the question you must answer, given the posturing of many Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the election.

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Governor Palin Joins Vanessa Riddle's 100K Challenge; Update: Twitter Goal Accomplished

Governor Palin has joined in the effort to get Vanessa Riddle, who has been diagnosed with cancer, to 100,000 Twitter followers and in praying for her. Please do the same.

Via Facebook:

Sweet angel Vanessa! We're praying for you - for your health and happiness. You're going to reach that 'followers' goal, by the way. Lots of people are rooting for you and will follow you on Twitter (@vanessariddle) and Facebook, so have fun with it!

Love,

Sarah Palin & family


UPDATE: Vanessa has reached her goal. Now, let's keep praying for her healing.

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O Give Thanks

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Psalm 136 is a beautiful Scripture, perfect for Thanksgiving:

1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

I have so much for which to be thankful. Even in difficulties, even in uncertainties, thankfulness ought to abound, for God is still God--and He is still on His throne!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Consistent Conservatism vs Establishment Surrender

I've seen it happen time and time again. A goal is set, victory eludes, and all you know what breaks loose. As a teacher, I've seen collaborative learning groupmates turn on one another in an effort to place blame after a project falls short. As a coach, I've seen my starting five chew one another out during a timeout in a game where the best laid plans dropped to the hardwood unmet. As a political observer, I've seen it most recently in the 2012 presidential election when the incumbent should have been easily sent packing after four years of failed policies, high unemployment, rising gas prices, looming scandals, and a lack of regard for the United States Constitution.

Infighting. Blame. Speculation. Collapse. The Grand Old Party is the master of such things. No one throws anyone under the bus faster than a member of the Republican party. It's true. Even when we know that words, motives, and actions are being misrepresented, we acquiesce to the false narrative, turn on the brother or sister, and call out, "Off with your head!" It's almost like we feel the need to prove ourselves to the left, which is ludicrous because there's no proving anything to people who play by a whole different set of rules--their own.

After Mitt Romney lost, there was no shortage of fingers pointing at him. And perhaps he deserved as much. I'm not here to debate that, not now. What I do want to point out is the reaction to the loss. All of a sudden Republicans began to cave. Immigration. Taxes. Social issues. Everything we've believed and stood for...no longer sacred. Everything for which Republicans campaigned...subject to reconsideration. It's pathetic, weak-kneed, and disgraceful.

Understand that I am a firm believer in messaging. It's not just about the message. It's about the method, the delivery. This includes assertive, widespread, and enthusiastic articulation of that message. As Governor Palin has often said, the planks in the Republican platform are fine. We've got the right message. We need to improve the messaging. We must have open, honest, and ongoing conversations about what that looks like. However, mere hours after the loss of an election, prominent voices in the party weren't just talking about shoring up messaging, but altering the message. Pathetic.

This is precisely why Governor Palin is so needed in the conservative movement.

Following the election, people sensed sheep without a shepherd and immediately began to ask who the leader of the Republican party was. Is it Governor Palin? some have wondered, while others have tried to ignore her altogether. I can't speak for a Republican party that forces its idea of an "electable" candidate upon us, shuns a common sense conservative voice unwilling to bow before its self-erected throne, and never seems to learn from the failures of its past. As far as I'm concerned the Republican establishment has made its bed.

As for conservatism, however, as for the movement of free people and thus limited government, there is no need to wonder. And what separates Governor Palin from the establishment, what separates, in this case, the woman from the boys, is her refusal to bend, blend, or back down out of pressure. From her days in elective office in her state of Alaska, to campaigning for national office, to being a private citizen-leader, she has steadily articulated the same message. Her message is always one of reform, respect for life, and restoration of our founding principles. She has not veered from championing fiscal responsibility, energy independence, and a strong national defense. She always encourages standing by allies, not bowing to enemies, and unapologetically embracing American greatness. She unceasingly begs us to consider future generations, incentivize small business, and support our military. She is not prone to flip-floppery.

Governor Palin is the epitome of what America has needed, and despite the best efforts of haters to dismiss her out of fear, jealousy, or just plain ignorance, she remains what America needs. Her record in Alaska demonstrates, too, that she can be steadfast and principled while having the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. An approval rating of 90% at one time clearly speaks to the fact that she was in office to serve the best interests of her constituents. If that meant calling out her own party--and it did--then so be it. Perhaps that is precisely why many in the Republican establishment would prefer she leave the room or at least take a seat. If I were a betting woman, however, I'd place my bet on her doing neither.

The GOP political elites seem hell-bent on caving, selling out principles, and watering down the message. Wrong answer. While the messaging could be improved, the message is right--and we already have the best messenger, if we'd be so wise as to acknowledge as much. The Republican establishment will have to determine its course, but my focus is on common sense Constitutional conservatism, and Governor Palin is just what the conservative movement needs--now more than ever.

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SarahPAC Gives Thanks

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Tim Crawford, treasurer of SarahPAC, Governor Palin's political action committee, sent the following message via email:
Friends,

On behalf of all of those we supported together, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your patriotism, support, and dedication during our shared efforts this election cycle.

Our conservative movement continues, and we share with you the successes of the candidates you made it possible to support.

In 2010, with your efforts, we supported 90 great candidates and worked to elect over 50 new commonsense conservative leaders to Congress and state legislatures across our nation. Your support was critical to these initiatives and was achieved with the leadership of people like you, who share values and a responsibility to our nation.

The 2012 election provided the opportunity to build on that success, and we thank you for making possible the only Republican pick-up in the U.S. Senate. This change would not have been possible without your direct support.

This cycle, with your help, we worked to intensify support for grassroots and commonsense candidates in primaries who successfully took on challengers in their bids to bring those ideals to the Senate. Now elected, these new leaders will fight for constitutional principles and fiscal discipline. With your support, we also worked to return proven leaders to Washington to assure steady hands remain at the forefront and whose mentorship will be the guiding force to these new conservative Senators.

As 2012 draws to a close and the next opportunity looms on the horizon, our joint efforts remain crucial. The power brokers in Washington will still look for the easy path with candidates - those they know and that are habitual candidates.

We will never stop identifying and supporting local commonsense conservatives with strong messages who understand the need to put people over politics, [principles] over promises, and ideals over self interests.

You will always be the core and the guide and we are proud and thankful to join with you.

Sincerely,

Tim Crawford
Treasurer, SarahPAC

Yes, our work continues.

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Governor Palin: We Stand with Israel

Friday, November 16, 2012

Governor Palin once again illustrates her support of Israel, this time in the midst of the turmoil they're enduring.

Via Facebook:

We stand with Israel and Netanyahu's strength that he wisely uses to protect his country. May he have the wisdom of Solomon as Israel's leadership moves forward. You can keep track of the developments by following @IDFSpokesperson on Twitter.

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Governor Palin: Who Is Running Our Country?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Governor Palin posted the following on Facebook today:

Who is running our country? We've got a CIA Director sharing security info with his mistress using an unsecure gmail account. We've got the delusional Susan Rice blaming the death of an ambassador on a Youtube video. We've got Iran firing on one of our drones a week before the election. We've got the White House either ignorant of or covering up all of this. Who is minding the store? Everywhere we look we see the rank incompetence or corruption of the people who are supposedly running our country and our major institutions. Let's hope that responsible reporters at Obama's press conference today ask the right questions Americans deserve answers to.

Here's my question for the president: As our nation's chief executive you claim to be unaware of the most important and tragic situations we're facing; so, as a former chief executive, I'd like to know how long it takes for your staff to tell you things like: "Sir, your CIA Director is under investigation"?

- Sarah Palin

Prior to that, she posted:
Senator John McCain's expertise, integrity, and conscientious questioning of the Obama administration's Benghazi fiasco must be listened to and respected. America should be thankful for his passion and intelligence on this all-important national security issue.

Governor Palin is, once again, the voice of bold common sense.

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Governor Palin: Happy Veterans Day!; Update: Chuck, Jr's Message

Sunday, November 11, 2012

As always, Governor Palin honors our veterans with this simple but profound thought, via Facebook:

Happy Veterans Day! If you love your freedom, thank a Vet!


UPDATE: Governor Palin's brother, Chuck, Jr., posted the following Veterans Day message on his website:
Thank you, Veterans!

Never can enough thanks be given for the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families. We honor them today and remind ourselves that their commitment and courage is never to be taken for granted or forgotten.

At this very moment, while some of you are preparing for church, getting ready to sit down for some football, or tending to your Sunday chores, there are men and women thousands of miles away putting it all on the line for us.

They’re rubbing the sand out of their eyes, trying to stay alert, scared (but brave), homesick, wondering if you’re thinking about them, and hoping for a letter from home today.

Don’t take them for granted… especially today.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all that serve and sacrifice.

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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to those who have so sacrificially served this country. We understand that we enjoy the freedom we do today because of men and women who were willing to risk their lives for that freedom.

I honor those who have served and those currently serving. God bless them and God bless America.

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USMC Celebrates 237 Years

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Americans are very appreciative of our military. Our service men and women sacrifice comfort, safety, and time with family to preserve our freedoms.

Happy 237th Birthday, U.S. Marines. Thank you for your service.

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Governor Palin: Don't Lose Heart

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Via Facebook, here are some timely words from a true patriot:

America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an “Obama mandate,” nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as he outsources opportunities.

Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right. Don’t look to government or any politician to solve your problems. Government can’t make you happy, healthy, wealthy or wise. Obama is a master at reading the right “soaring” words fed into his teleprompter, but actions speak louder than words. So, hold tight to 2 Corinthians 4:8 because we’re in for a wild ride.

We must survive. United. One nation under God.

"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed." – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin Talks to Neil Cavuto on Election Night; Update: Greta Interview



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Governor Palin Talks to Greta About Evangelical Vote

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great interview. I especially love the last portion. Governor Palin speaks the Truth!



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Governor Palin: On Tuesday, Please Vote for Governor Mitt Romney

Monday, November 5, 2012

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

This Tuesday our country’s future is in our hands.

What’s past is prologue. We know what we will get from a second Obama term because we’ve all endured his first term. We know how well he kept his 2008 campaign promises. Do we really believe he’ll keep his 2012 promises?

Do we believe the word of a man who promised he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class, but then slammed the middle class with a massive tax hike in the form of Obamacare (and don’t forget that his own lawyers argued before the Supreme Court that the individual mandate is a tax)?

Do we really believe he won’t raise taxes even more on every American in order to pay for his wasteful spending and his crony capitalism?

Do we believe that the same president who increased the debt in his first term by more than all the first 41 presidents combined will suddenly decide to cut the deficit in his second term?

Do we believe that the president whose reckless spending led us to the first credit rating downgrade in our nation’s history will suddenly become a responsible fiscal manager if we reelect him?

Do we really believe that a president who promised us that job creation was his number one priority despite month after month of dismal job numbers now has a credible “plan” for the job growth that eluded him for the past four years?

Do we believe that the same president who shut down the Keystone Pipeline and blocks domestic oil and natural gas development at every turn is somehow going to reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and lead us to energy independence?

Do we really believe that our country’s national security is safe in the hands of a president whose administration denied security and assistance to our consulate under attack on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on America, and then blamed that consulate attack and the death of our ambassador on a “spontaneous” protest over an obscure YouTube video despite all the real time evidence to the contrary?

Do we believe that a president who was caught on a hot mic telling the Russian president that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection is being honest about his plans for a second term?

We know what we will get from a second Obama term. We will get the same failed policies. We will get Obamacare locked into law without any chance of undoing this dangerous legislation and any chance to seek real patient-centered health care reform. We will get a debt crisis. We will get more inflation and higher gas prices. We will get tax increases. We will get fewer jobs. We will get more small businesses collapsing under the weight of higher taxes and unfair regulation. We will get more corruption and crony capitalism favoring the Obama administration’s friends. We will get less domestic energy development and increased dependence on terrorist sponsoring foreign regimes for our energy needs. We will get a “blame America first” foreign policy that bows to our enemies and snubs our friends like Israel and leaves America and the world less safe. We will get less opportunity and security for ourselves and for our children.

In 2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. And for all his failures and broken promises, that’s the one thing he has delivered on. He’s transformed us from a nation of hope to one of anxiety. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Tuesday is our chance to turn things around.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have offered a credible alternative to Barack Obama’s failed policies. Governor Romney understands how the free market works. His pro-growth economic policies will benefit all Americans. He has promised to move us toward energy independence, deficit reduction, and responsible entitlement reform that honors our commitment to our seniors and keeps faith with future generations. Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards.

We must also remember the many good Republican candidates who are running for the House and Senate this year. They deserve our support as well. If you are like me, you have watched these campaigns, learned about the candidates, and know where they stand despite the skewed lens of a partisan media bent on keeping liberal leadership in power. We saw the destruction a Democrat controlled White House, House, and Senate brought us after the 2008 election. Our country can’t afford that again. Your vote is the only safeguard against that happening.

On Tuesday, please vote for Governor Mitt Romney and the commonsense conservatives running for office in your states.

Voting is our duty and our right. We must never forget the immense sacrifices generations of Americans, including our brave men and women in uniform today, have made to give us this right. And we must never forget the duty we owe to generations of Americans yet to be born to exercise our right to vote prudently. The White House and control of the Senate is in the balance in this election, and every vote will count.

I firmly believe it is our responsibility to restore this country and secure the blessings of liberty and prosperity for our children, just as it was secured for us. This is our sacred duty to the past and to the future. We will succeed in this so help us God.

God bless you and God bless America.

With an Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin Discusses 2012 Election with Hannity

Governor Palin appeared on a special election edition of Hannity last night:



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Video: Governor Palin and Sean Hannity - November 2, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Governor Palin on Hannity tonight:



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Governor Palin: Deb Fischer Needs Our Help

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

Deb Fischer needs our help to win her crucial Senate race. Right now she is under attack in Nebraska from outside interest groups and Harry Reid's Super PAC. Her liberal opponent, who's spent the last decade living in Manhattan, has called in his old Washington colleagues to support his campaign. Washington fears commonsense leaders like Deb Fischer because she's not going to Washington to consolidate her own power; she is going there to help return power to the people the way the Founders intended. Please follow the link below and join me in supporting Deb Fischer today.

http://debfischer2012.com/24-hours/

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Governor Palin: A Vote for Obama is a Vote to Continue Failed Energy Policies

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ever the advocate for energy independence, Governor Palin, an expert in energy, posted the following on Facebook today:

A vote for Obama is a vote to continue the failed policies of the past that have made us more reliant on foreign oil and the foreign regimes that supply it. Our energy policies affect so many areas of our lives, including where we send our sons and daughters to war. Our dependency on foreign regimes to supply our oil has enriched them and helped them subsidize terrorist activities. They have used our dependence on their oil as a weapon against us. There is no need for this when we have the resources here. No American should ever worry (rightly or wrongly) that our troops are in a war zone to protect oil interests. A more energy independent America will be a more prosperous and peaceful America.

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Governor Palin on Sean Hannity Radio--10/31/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Governor Palin spoke to Sean Hannity today on his radio program:



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Tribute to Aunt Mary

Saturday, October 27, 2012




Aunt Mary passed away eight days ago, on October 19th, but her spirit lives on. She helped raise me, and I know that without her in my life, I would not be the person I am today. At her funeral last Tuesday, I shared my reflections. This is my tribute to the life of someone who had a tremendous impact on my life:

I’m honored to represent my family—the Rosses and Millers—to give remarks about my aunt Mary.

I told Aunt Alma there was no way I could reflect effectively on Aunt Mary in 2 minutes, and she assured me that those two minutes do not apply to me, so I’m going to take my liberty, and you can blame her for the extra time that I take.

Actually, there is no amount of time I could be allotted that would be ample to do justice to who my aunt was and what she instilled in my life—in the lives of so many—but to my life in particular. I’m convinced that whatever I am, whatever I am to become, I owe to those who have left an imprint on my life: my parents, yes, who gave me life; my Aunt Alma, too, who enriched that life, and Aunt Mary who refined, and one might even say, defined, my life. The story I’ve been told is that when I was born she told my mom, “Name her Adrienne because she’s going to be a school teacher,” which of course came to pass. I tried to run from it then, and still I’m trying to run from it, but here I am. I’m not sure what connection she saw between my name and what has become my profession, but clearly she spoke something into my life that came to pass, which is a lesson in and of itself about the power of the words that we speak. And she never let me say no when asked to do something in the church. That, too, was God’s will. For so many reasons, and in so many ways, Aunt Mary left an indelible mark upon my life.

Her impact for me was unique in that it spanned some of the most vital years in my development—beginning prior to and into my formative years. She shaped my values, solidifying a faith in Christ that would not be shaken. She taught me what it is to respect my elders, to value of an education, and to work hard—and I got to see the fruit that hard work yields by watching her life and benefitting from that life. I’m not sure if I totally understood this as a child, but as an adult looking back, I realize that she epitomized the spirit of parenthood, and what I mean by that is all good parents want their children to go farther, soar higher, achieve greater than they ever did. And that’s what she wanted for us—for her son Bennie, for her sister, her brother, my sister, my brothers, for me. She wanted us to have a better education than she ever had—even if she had to beat it into us! And often she did! She didn’t want us to have to do the kinds of jobs that she willingly did to make a living and provide a very good lifestyle. Whenever I talk about my upbringing, I always say she and my Uncle Cleveland blessed us with the beautiful house, with the white picket fence, and the two dogs in the yard.

With all she managed to teach me, there were things she tried to teach me that I wasn’t interested in learning and now wished that I had paid better attention to: I know this is small, but I remember so well something she repeatedly said: “A lady always carries tissues in her pocketbook.” I never got the message. #1: I hardly ever carry a pocketbook, and #2: You’d be hard-pressed to find tissues in there if I did. I won’t ask how many of you qualify right now, based on that definition! We’ll leave that alone! But there were various lessons she wanted me to get that I was too stubborn to latch on to: She took care of a house like no one else could, she was a gracious hostess, she was a phenomenal cook, and a classier, jazzier dresser never existed. She personified style, and some of us wish we could look as good in a hat on our best day as she looks in hers—right now!

But the truth of the matter is what the Bible teaches us—that a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. And as much as Aunt Mary enjoyed her share of things, she understood what really mattered. People matter. Loving people matters. Now, she was not perfect. Was she stern? Yes! Could she speak her mind? Yes! Could she put you in your place without uttering a word—with just one look? Do I even have to ask?! But she also possessed something that is so unique—and sadly, it’s growing increasingly unique: She had a servant’s heart. She spent her life taking care of others, raising children who weren’t even her own, nurturing people who needed her care. Hers was a life of true sacrifice. There were times when we clashed, times when I thought she was too strict. She was! But I couldn’t deny the servant’s heart. I may not have known then to call it that, but that’s what it was. Some of us talk about it; she lived it. She didn’t have to do it. She chose to do it. There had to be times when she didn’t want to do it—she was human, after all. But she did it—and I am who I am because she did it. I cannot even fathom where I’d be without her. God is God, and He knows how to get things done, but one thing I’ve learned in this life is that God uses people, and He used her.

Aunt Mary’s life was a success. Too often we measure success by man’s definition of success, and although by man’s standards even she did pretty well, the truth is we must measure our lives by God’s measuring stick. Therefore, I define success as fulfilling the purpose for which God called us, and I believe with all my heart that she fulfilled that purpose. I believe with all my heart, her life was an epic success. When you look at her sister, you see her success; when you look at my siblings, you see her success; when you look at me, you see her success. Therefore, she yet lives. She has left a legacy that will not die.

About the end of her life on earth: I spent nearly every weekend with Aunt Mary over the last year, and as difficult as those times were, they were, oddly, some of the most precious times God allowed me to have. It was a season of personal healing and bonding; it gave me a chance to sing to her, to pray with her, to read the Word to her, and very often just to sit there quietly. It allowed me an opportunity to say to her some of what I’m saying to you about her—to thank her for what she instilled in me and to tell her that I am who I am because she was who she was. It was a year of stretching and seeing God take a person beyond her own capability. I experienced that. I grew up in the past year. Who would’ve thought as an adult she was still growing me up. I thank God for the opportunity. Some people don’t get that opportunity. It is something I will always cherish, and I know we made the right decision as a family, in spite of what the doctors thought a year ago. God had a plan—and He worked it as only He can. I can’t say I understand it all, because I don’t, but I trust Him.

As I end, I just have to say this because I have to praise God for how awesome He is: Over the past several years, I saw Aunt Mary weaken and my Aunt Alma take care of her, to a degree of commitment that is unparalleled, by the way. Aunt Mary was no longer the strong, independent, feisty person I had known all my life. She became weak and, at times, forgetful, and definitely more passive—although I do remember the time Aunt Alma had to go somewhere and I tried to get Aunt Mary to do what she was supposed to do, and—knowing her sister was not there—almost immediately after Aunt Alma left, she just looked at me and told me what she was going to do and asked what I was going to do about it! I did the best I could to make her do right, but she had already had me sized up as easy pickings and she knew she had already won. She knew who she was dealing with, and I didn’t stand a chance! But it was not easy watching her turn into a shell of her former self over the last few years.

But let me tell you how good God is: He allowed me to see something incredibly rare: Although I saw her weaken over the years, in the last year, I saw just the reverse. Most people don’t get to see people get stronger in the last year of their lives, but that’s exactly what I saw. After her cardiac arrest, when doctors didn’t think she would make it, I saw miracle after miracle. I saw someone who wasn’t awake at first, then later awake but unresponsive. I saw someone who couldn’t even track you with her eyes—so much so that my sister and I wondered aloud if she could actually see. You’d wave your hands in front of her—and there seemed to be nothing. But over time, I saw her become more and more alert. She began to track with her eyes and follow you around the room with her eye—nosey as she had always been! You’d put a pen in her hand and give her paper, and she’d move her hands and write on that paper. She’d try to speak. She’d grab your hand and over time really grab tighter and tighter. She’d pull you to her. The last weekend with her—the weekend of her 80th birthday—I was playing with her with one of the balls she’d hold in her hands, and I kept making her reach for it to get it from me. She kept reaching and reaching to take it from me. Whereas previously she would do nothing but sleep, it got to the point over time where she was awake for so long, you’d want her to go to sleep so you could leave before 11:00 at night! Before my very eyes, in the last year of her life, she gained strength, gained awareness, and made improvements that caused staff at the nursing home and hospital, and anyone else who had seen her over time, to comment about it. How often does one get to see someone stronger in the last year of her life than she was a year prior? But that’s exactly what happened to her. God allowed me to see miracle after miracle after miracle, and I thank Him for every moment of this past year—where He was steadily strengthening her, and sustaining her, and still using her! He is a miracle working God!

Aunt Mary may have departed this life, but her legacy lives on. It lives on in the lives of so many, and it lives on in me. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the servant’s heart that she had, but even if I possess a modicum of that servant’s heart she carried throughout her life, I will be a much better person—and even then it won’t be because of anything I could ever have been on my own. It’ll be because of the grace of God, and because of those who have poured into my life—and among the most prominent of those individuals is my aunt, Mary Miller.

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New Obama Ad Compares First-Time Vote with First-Time Sex

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm almost speechless. The Obama administration uses a first-time sexual encounter ad to get votes? You've got to be kidding me. Vile...

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Governor Palin: These Questions Need Answers

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

There are many questions about the Benghazi attack that Americans deserve answers to. It’s been too long an “investigation” and too tragic for the families of lost loved ones for the White House and its friends in the media to ignore these questions:

- When and why did the YouTube trailer of the anti-Muhammad movie surface as any kind of credible reason for the attack?

- Where is the proof that that video was linked to Benghazi? It’s a weak excuse to claim some supposed rumored link between Benghazi and the attacks on our embassy in Cairo. Benghazi was very different. “Spontaneous” protestors don’t come armed with rocket-propelled grenades.

- What was the President’s response to the previous Benghazi embassy attacks in April and June? Why did officials ignore the requests for beefed up security to protect Americans after these attacks?

- Why did the Obama Administration assume a YouTube video was the reason for the Benghazi attack but not all the evidence to the contrary from the postings and emails that circulated that night in real time as the attack took place and Americans were being killed? And why weren’t those emails disclosed until this week?

- Why did the Obama administration spend our tax dollars to make and air television ads that ran in the Middle East apologizing for the YouTube video when they had so much credible evidence that it was nothing but a red herring?

- How much did President Obama know about this? In an interview he gave to CBS News on September 12, President Obama alluded to the fact that the Benghazi attack was not—as his U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials were characterizing it—a “spontaneous” protest triggered by the Cairo embassy attack and the video. He told CBS News in that interview, “my suspicion is that there are folks involved in [the Benghazi attack] who were looking to target Americans from the start.” If he suspected this then why did he allow his administration to continue blaming the attack on the YouTube video? And why didn’t CBS News call him out on this when his comments in their interview with him, which they didn’t air until a month later, belie the administration’s YouTube narrative?

Someone in the media must demand answers. Until the media does its job to give us the Who What Where When and Why of this cover-up, there will be even less trust for this “cornerstone of our democracy” – if less trust and respect for the media is even possible today. We sincerely want to be able to trust the media. We need to be able to trust them. Their job is so important, and we appreciate all the good journalists in America. Our troops fight to protect all our freedoms including the freedom of the press.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin's 'Shuck and Jive' Comment Labeled Racist; She Responds

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Earlier today, Governor Palin spoke out against President Obama's dealings with the American people as pertains to Benghazi. She wrote on Facebook:

Obama's Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies

As I mentioned on “On the Record” last night, there is breaking news that just two hours after the September 11th attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, the White House and State Department knew that an Islamic terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda claimed credit for the attack. We now know that the State Department sent an email to the White House, the Pentagon, the FBI and others in the intelligence community about this Islamist group claiming responsibility. And yet for days afterwards the White House and State Department led everyone to believe that the attack was the result of a spontaneous protest over an obscure YouTube video that had been uploaded months prior. Anywhere from 300 to 400 people from the administration and our intelligence community would have seen that email. Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama's shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.

- Sarah Palin

Believe it or not, her use of the term "shuck and jive" earned her the racist accusation. No, I'm serious. This ridiculousness is becoming, well, even more ridiculous. You can take a head-first dive into the pile of crap by reading articles here and here.

Instead of remaining silent on this charge of racism, I'm glad the Governor has fought back, pointing out the left's hypocrisy, for they have used the phrase themselves. It takes a lot of nerve to call someone else a racist for using a term you yourself, and those on your side of the aisle, have used. The Governor tweets (numbers added):
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Looks like Chris Matthews is a racist. http://is.gd/FUwbA8
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Looks like Andrew Cuomo is also a racist. http://is.gd/FUwbA8
3:
Uh oh. Looks like Jay Carney is a racist too. http://is.gd/WZDOB7

The Governor then posted the following on Facebook:
For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase "shuck and jive" – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.

I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.

The outrageously outraged reaction to this expression from perennial hypocrites like Chris Matthews has only made me laugh. Mr. Matthews, let me share with you my favorite Irish toast: “May we always be happy, and may our enemies always know it.”

- Sarah Palin

Here's the Carney video to which she refers:



Hypocrisy is so unattractive, and in this day and age of instant playback and social media, it really is quite embarrassing for the left to engage in it so much. It only makes them look desperate and very, very small.

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Governor Palin Goes On the Record; Fired Up About President Obama's Libya Lies

Governor Palin talked to Greta on On the Record last night. She gave perhaps one of the most passionate interviews I've seen her give. With the information that has come to light about this administration's dishonesty with the American people concerning Libya, there's no surprise that she's fired up, as every one of us should be. Having a son risking his life in a war zone makes her especially disgusted with the Commander in Chief's willingness to mislead us concerning terrorism.

The first video (h/t Stacy Drake) begins with a few minutes of lead-in--very good clips of campaign coverage, including an interesting comment from Barbara Walters on The View. The actual interview begins at about 3:07. If you want to see only the interview, (courtesy of SarahNET), watch the second clip below:






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Governor Palin Discusses Presidential Debate with Hannity; Update: Cavuto Interviews Gov. Palin

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Courtesy of SarahNET:


UPDATE: Governor Palin's post-debate interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business (h/t John_Frank):

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Hannity Interviews Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr. discuss Governor Palin and their new book, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska, with Sean Hannity:



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Introducing ChuckHeathJr.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Chuck Heath, Jr., big brother to Governor Palin, has kept so many of us engaged as he has written about the adventures he and his father have enjoyed while launching their new book, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska. Through humorous stories, he has made many of us feel like we accompanied them on their book tour throughout several states. I have heard from several people who have been glued to the words Chuck, Jr. has written and the pictures shared.

Now that the Heaths have returned to Alaska, has the sharing come to an end? The answer is a resounding "no." Chuck, Jr. is now the author of a new website: www.chuckheathjr.com. He has transferred his writing from the facebook page, Chuck Heath, Jr., to this new site, which you can now frequent to read his thoughts, check out his bio, and keep up with what's going on with him and Our Sarah, I'm sure.

Chuck writes:
Three quick things:

-Dad and I will be on Hannity this Friday night. This is the interview we taped in NYC two weeks ago. This was our first big interview and we were tired and nervous, so that's my excuse if it comes out lame!

-Last night during the presidential debate, I think the president actually quoted me! I did an interview last week (I think it was Mark Levin) and I was asked to describe some of the things Sarah had done for Alaska when she was governor. I said that one of her big accomplishments was forcing the oil companies, specifically Exxon, to develop lands that they had locked up in leases for over thirty years and start producing something. I said that Sarah told them they either needed to use it or lose it. (of course my dad wasn't as politically correct; he said, "It's time for Exxon to either sh.. or get off of the pot.") If you read the transcript of last night's debate, you'll see that he quotes us almost verbatim on this issue. (not dad!)

-I have a new website that just went up: www.chuckheathjr.com

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Video Clip: Governor Palin's PowerUp Live Interview

Ian Lazaran linked to a short video clip of an interview Governor Palin did when attending the PowerUp Live Conference in Boise, Idaho yesterday. Here's a longer clip. She discussed the conference, her deep roots in Idaho, her children, and the new family fitness project.



(h/t SarahNET)

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Governor Palin: Outrageous Gas Prices

Governor Palin shared the following video on Facebook. Let's talk about gas prices and this current administration...Gas prices have more than doubled under President Obama's administration. Time for a change.

The Governor writes:

Outrageous Gas Prices Are Such a Good Thing! Really!

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Like Sister, Like Brother

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chuck Heath, Jr. weighed in on the presidential debate, focusing on something that his sister, Governor Palin, speaks passionately about: energy--and President Obama's refusal to develop our own, particularly in Alaska. He also pointed out the fiscal quagmire America finds herself in.

On Facebook, he wrote:

I'm not going to comment on everything that was said, but I have to weigh in on the energy debate. I watched Obama and Romney go back and forth on the subject and the only thing that was going through my mind was, why are we paying over $4.00 per gallon for gas when we're obviously not responsibly exploiting our own domestic resources? Just this past August, the current administration locked up another 11.5 million acres of land in Alaska's strategic petroleum reserve. These are lands with proven petroleum reserves that were set aside for emergencies years ago by the Federal Government. We are currently subsidizing other countries off-shore drilling efforts while locking up our own. This makes no sense at all to me... if you can explain their rationale, I'm all ears.

Chuck, Jr. then shared some facts and figures that ought to alarm everyone:
Another thing that's been on my mind is these mind-boggling monetary figures that the candidates keep throwing out. A trillion here, a trillion there... Here's some statistics that my dad passed on to me regarding the trillion dollar comments:

-If you wanted to count to one million, and you said one number every second, 24 hours a day, it would take you twelve days.

-If you wanted to count to a billion, it would take 32 years.

-If you wanted to count to a trillion, it would take 32,000 years!

-If you stacked one trillion silver dollars on top of each other, the stack would be equivalent to five and a half million Empire State Buildings stacked together.

These are huge, scary numbers and I'm afraid that too many people out there don't comprehend the kind of debt we're in now. Blame it on whoever you want, but something drastic needs to change or we're sunk. We were told four years ago that our debt would be cut in half by now and instead, it's almost doubled.

I look at my three children and all I want is for them to have a safer, more economically secure, and more peaceful future than we have now.

Read the full piece and see a picture of his precious little girl here.

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Last Night's Presidential Debate

In case you missed last night's presidential debate, you can watch it in its entirety and read the full transcript here.

Here are the thoughts I put on Facebook as I watched:

Question #1 to Pres. Obama. Romney has to be more specific. "I know what it takes" without telling us what it takes won't cut it. Step it up, Romney.
When the President talks about making sure women make the same as men, when it's a known fact that women in the white house make less than the men, I have to scratch my head--and more women are unemployed under this administration
How is it that Pres. Obama thinks he can get up during Mitt Romney's time and take over?! Can we get some moderators who can deal with this type of stuff?!

President Obama stepped into it when Romney called him out for his assertion that he said the attack in Benghazi was an act of terror, when everyone knows he and his administration refused to call it such. Instead, they blamed it on a Youtube video. I can't wait until November 6th.

Watch here.

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Get Your Bristol and Mark Vote On!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Ready to watch Dancing with the Stars All-Star edition? Tune in at 8 p.m. Eastern to check it out; then get your vote on for Bristol and Mark. Here's what her mom, Governor Palin, posted on Facebook today:
Take a “Happy Days” break today on DWTS before tomorrow's big Presidential debate! Bristol’s theme this week is “Happy Days/At the Hop.” Those with fond memories in the 70's of evenings watching “Happy Days” will enjoy tonight's dance enormously. Here’s a link to Bristol & Mark’s statement about tonight along with information on how to vote: http://is.gd/yBHSu0

This is Bristol's article that Governor Palin linked to:
Last week, it was hard to see two “all star” couples go home, but I’m so glad Mark and I weren’t one of them!

Thank you for letting me be here for another week of Dancing with the Stars. If you think Mark and I are the best dancers tonight, then there are four ways to vote this week:

1. Phone

Please use this official telephone number. It is:

800-868-3409

Phone lines open as soon as the show starts and stay open for 1 hour after the show. Fans should try to phone vote as soon as the show starts. After they dance and at end of the show are the hardest times to get through and we want every single vote. You can vote on as many phones as you have access to. For the first half of the season, voters will be allowed the same number votes as the contestants. For example, this week there will be nine contestants, so each type of account gets 9 votes. Once they are down to 5 contestants or less, the fans still get 5 votes per account.

2. Text

AT&T users can text the word “vote” to “3409″ as well. Once again you get the same number of votes as contestants. You can text votes and call votes from the same phone.

3. E-mail

You can also e-mail votes online here. On show nights there will be a vote tab. You have to have an account to vote online. You should make your accounts before the show starts because when the show is going the site crawls. You can vote with as many accounts as you make.

4. Facebook

The final way to vote is by going to the DWTS Facebook app and casting your votes here!

Spread this information far and wide! Thank you for your support!

You betcha!

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Video: Governor Palin on America's News HQ; Updated

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shannon Bream of Fox News' America's News HQ did a rather interesting interview with Governor Palin today, covering a lot of ground in a little time. The interview was spent answering questions people had posed on Twitter, including one from Ron Devito, avid supporter of the Governor, who asked about something near and dear to the Governor's heart: her son, Trig.

Topics on the table were the vice presidential debate, advice she'd give Mitt Romney, whether she'd take a particular job in a Romney administration, and if she is planning to run for President. To that last question, she stated that she is still considering a future run, as she believes her experience can prove an asset nationally.

At about four minutes into the interview, Bream asked a question that caused Governor Palin to come as close to blushing as I've ever seen her, but the audio broke up at that point, and I cannot figure out what the question was. Whatever it was, the Governor seemed a bit unsure of how to answer it, and said, "I probably should be doing more." I got the feeling the question included something complimentary that caught her off guard. Shannon Bream moved things along by suggesting the answer might be "classified information." I'm sure the interview will be available elsewhere online, and we will soon know what that question was.

Enjoy, courtesy of SarahNET:



Update: According to Sue Lynn, the question was how many sit ups is she able to do. No wonder she was caught off guard: She's answering questions about the state of the union and presidential politics, and a question about sit ups is thrown in there!

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Video: Chuck Heath, Sr. and Jr. Discuss Our Sarah with Fox and Friends Sunday


Governor Palin's dad and brother discussed who "Our Sarah" really is in their interview this morning on Fox and Friends. Included in that interview were their reasons for writing Our Sarah: Made in Alaska, the frustrating aspects of how the media has portrayed Governor Palin, and the positive stories within the book. With all the false things that have been written about her, it is indeed Chuck, Sr. and Chuck, Jr's "turn to talk," as Fox dubbed it.



(Video courtesy of SarahNET)

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Heath Humor Never Tires

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Remember when Chuck Heath, Sr. and Jr. sent the tire they were given--Kyle Busch's tire--to Alaska via UPS? It arrived at Chuck, Sr's house. But, thanks to his wife and friend's sense of humor, he first thought it had been stolen. Chuck, Sr. was all fired up and ready to take action, but if you read Our Sarah: Made in Alaska, you know that it serves him right after all the practical jokes he's been known to play--like entering a race under a friend's name and running a slow time, and placing an ad for a prayer line, using this friend's phone number! It's only fair, therefore, that some of the Heath humor be turned on him.

Chuck, Jr. journals:
Here's proof that our NASCAR tire made it to Alaska, that's my boys Kier and Teko fighting over it. As usual there is a story behind it. If you remember from my earlier post, Dad and I sent the tire via UPS from Birmingham, Alabama a week or so ago (if you didn't read the old post, we visited Talladega Speedway and we were given one of Kyle Busch's used race tires).

Anyway, dad called me yesterday and he was ready to explode. When he got back to Wasilla, the UPS package had was waiting for him at his house. When he opened it, he was shocked to see that the tire had been replaced with a tiny, old beaten up one from a Toyota. He wanted to know if I had the address of the UPS store in Birmingham because he was going to take legal action against them. He just knew that someone there had stolen ours and switched it for the one he received. As he was going off, I started to hear roaring laughter in the background. Dad said something I can't repeat here, and then he started laughing too.

It turns out that dad's best friend, Adrian Lane, and my mom had switched the tires out right before he got home. They had sealed the box back up and left it on the doorstep.

We still haven't quite adjusted to normal life. Mom and dad spent yesterday making it their personal mission to make sure our book would be available in every bookstore in Wasilla. Unbelievably, of all the places we visited in the last few weeks, Wasilla is the only one where we couldn't find our book!

We got up at 3:45am this morning to do the Fox and Friends segment. It was painful getting up that early but it was worth it because there were huge curtains of dancing, green northern lights covering the entire sky. Even my son Kier got out of bed to come watch them.

We drove to Sarah's house to shoot our segment. Todd Palin and Track's friend, Jack were our studio crew. There was some kind of technical glitch in the live, satellite feed so we ended up recording the segment and it's supposed to air tomorrow morning, probably at 9:50 eastern, 5:50 Alaskan time.

We're off to our kids' basketball and hockey games over the next two days. It's very cold and it's supposed to snow this afternoon so I guess life is getting back to normal.

Chuck

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