A&E Lifts Phil Robertson's Duck Dynasty Suspension

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Much has been written about the Duck Dynasty controversy. I even gave my take in an article I wrote for Breitbart News.

Yesterday, A&E announced they have lifted the suspension on Phil Robertson. Glad to see this reversed. It's the right thing to do. Read about it at Breitbart here, here, and here.


'Twas the Day After Christmas

Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Facebook status I posted today:

It's the day after Christmas, but this is STILL true: "...unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." True tomorrow, too! Make everyday a CHRISTmas day!

There's nothing like TRUTH!


Merry Christmas 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas! I extend best wishes to you and yours as you celebrate and enjoy this day.

For many, Christmas involves great food and desserts, time with family, and a break from work. However, the true reason for the season is found in the name of the holiday itself. It is Christmas, the observance of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the midst of all the cheer, I pray that your greatest joy comes from knowing the Giver of joy and the Prince of Peace.

Merry CHRISTmas!


Governor Palin's NRO Interview: New Book, 'War on Christmas,' Culture and Tradition

Governor Palin granted National Review Online an extensive email interview about her bestselling new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, the "war on Christmas," and other topics central to culture and tradition, particularly as they pertain to faith.

Here's a portion:
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: “People who reject Christianity, who turn their noses up at the religious origins of Christmas, are also rejecting the faith of many of the men and women who have made this world a better place: Martin Luther King, Jr., William Wilberforce, Mother Teresa.” Why do you find this important to point out? Non-Christians, too, make positive contributions to the world, after all.

SARAH PALIN: It’s amazing that people like Martin Luther King Jr., William Wilberforce, and Mother Teresa are universally loved while their faith is scorned. Has it not occurred to the secular elite that faith motivated these great heroes’ actions? In an age when Christianity is increasingly scorned, few people realize they live with and take for granted the benefits of Christian thought. Ending slavery, ending segregation, the great wave of concern for combating poverty — each of these movements has been motivated to a large degree by Christian faith. The fact that these movements also had non-Christian supporters does not diminish the truth of this point, and we are not dishonoring other religions when we honor Christianity.

LOPEZ: You dedicate your book to your mother and father, crediting them with giving you a “unique and inspiring upbringing.” What was unique and inspiring about it?

PALIN: The greatest gift they gave me was my upbringing in Alaska, where I gained respect for the work ethic and competition and a foundation of faith.


LOPEZ: Is there something about that sense of family that we’ve lost as a culture?

PALIN: Sometimes it seems that way. I sure appreciate having a big extended, diverse family. They’re my rock and I hope others have that same bedrock foundation in their lives. There’s no substitute for the multigenerational love, wisdom, and support of an extended family.

LOPEZ: How can Christmas help?

PALIN: Traditions matter, especially this tradition. There is tremendous value in gathering annually in a spirit of love, generosity, and festivity. Most importantly, we need to remember the “reason for the season,” that God sent His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. When we gather for Christmas, we enjoy each other and we honor Christ. What could be better for a family?

LOPEZ: Do you worry about gifts at Christmas? That they miss the point of the holiday? How can we redeem Christmas so it is about the Savior?

PALIN: Nope. I don’t worry about gifts — I love that part of the tradition! When people wring their hands about the presents, I get it, though. It costs money and sometimes people aren’t as thankful as you think they should be when you spend your time and money on them. But presents aren’t the problem. Our hearts — as ungrateful as they sometimes are — need a fresh application of the gospel at Christmas more than ever.

Read the entire interview here:


Video: Governor Palin and Greta Van Susteren Discuss Duck Dynasty and Good Tidings and Great Joy

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On Monday, Governor Palin went on Greta Van Susteren's On the Record. She and Greta talked about the remarks about homosexuality made by the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, along with her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy.

(Video retrieved from C4P)


Governor Palin: A&E Would Probably Have a Problem With A Charlie Brown Christmas, Too

Monday, December 23, 2013

Breitbart's Tony Lee wrote a piece today detailing an interview Governor Palin did with Newsbusters about A&E and the Duck Dynasty controversy. In the interview, the Governor points out how the network would probably be opposed to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Lee writes:

Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters mentioned in an interview that the producer and lead animator for A Charlie Brown Christmas "were very concerned about mixing religion into the program" and even "met with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz to try to talk him into deleting that scene." When the lead animator told Schulz, "It’s very dangerous for us to start talking about religion now," Schulz replied by saying, “Bill, if we don’t, who will?”

Palin said she was "thankful for people who stick to their guns."

"We’ve seen just recently that traditional Biblical values are being forced out of the mainstream," she said. "Would A&E, which tried to silence Phil Robertson’s Biblical beliefs, tolerate a cartoon character reading the Bible? I doubt it."

In her blockbuster best-selling book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, Palin discusses the angry atheists who are waging war against Christmas, which she says is the tip of a spear in a broader battle against American exceptionalism.

To prove her point, atheists in Arkansas last November were upset that an elementary school planned to send second graders to see a stage production of A Charlie Brown Christmas at a church. The atheists filed a formal complaint with the school district.

Read the full article here.


"Motivation Moment" Roundup - Week of December 8, 2013

Here are the Motivation Moment segments for the week of December 8th:

Monday, December 9, 2013:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013:

Thursday, December 12, 2013:

Friday, December 13, 2013:


Former Students - Motivation Moment 12/13/13

Friday, December 13, 2013

Here's a different kind of Motivation Moment: Some of my former students are at a sleepover birthday party at a former colleague/parent's house tonight. The girls just made this video for me, and my colleague texted it to me. Guess who feels motivated and inspired tonight: I do!!! I love and miss my girls!

You're just 15 seconds away from being inspired--and touched!


Governor Palin: Read My Lipstick: No New Taxes

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Today, Governor Palin penned this powerful piece of common sense, a Breitbart exclusive, which she also posted on Facebook. It warns the GOP against falling in line with the Ryan-Murray budget deal.

She writes:

No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan’s compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform. Spare America the Orwellian word games. If the government is taking money out of your pocket to fund its growing Big Brother operations, it’s a tax. Whether money is taken from you via your phone bill, your airline ticket, or your income, it’s a tax. If politicians can’t be honest about this, it’s time to go home.

The TEA Party’s very acronym stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” We sent these politicians to Congress in an historic landslide election in 2010 with a mandate to stop the runaway spending train bankrupting our nation, not to wave to it from the station or – heaven forbid – increase its speed. And yet, here we are still pretending that there are no real world consequences to running up near trillion dollar deficits year after year with no end in sight.

So, where does this leave us? We can sit back and accept the increased spending "Compromised Plan" with increases in taxes and spending, or we can charge ahead to at least preserve the very modest Sequester cuts American workers already fought for. If we go with the first option, we simply kick the can down the road yet again and wait for the inevitable real world consequences of bankruptcy (see Detroit for an example of what’s in store). Or we can go with the second option and probably get clobbered by the media (so what's new?!).

The Political Establishment will no doubt tell us that a budget battle will distract us from the fight against Obamacare. But that excuse is just the latest variation in the Establishment’s old canard that they’re keeping their powder dry for the next big battle which never seems to materialize because they’re always too busy waving the white flag and following the path of least resistance until election day.

Enough is enough!

Finish reading her article here.


I Like Myself - Motivation Moment 12/12/13

Some people never spend time with themselves. They don't even like themselves. I like myself, and I had to school somebody on that once!

You're less than 2 1/2 minutes away from being inspired.


Keep Learning - Motivation Moment 12/11/13

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yesterday, we discussed that you better "Get Yourself Some White Friends" as a means to learn, grow, and enjoy life more fully. You can see that video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB9lXVqncg.

In today's Motivation Moment, we continue to look at the importance of learning.

You're just two minutes away from being inspired!


Get Yourself Some White Friends - Motivation Moment 12/10/13

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment title may have you shaking your head, but you'll soon get my point. Be inspired--and get yourself some white friends!


Seeing Through Eyes of Divine Design Motivation Moment 12/9/13

Monday, December 9, 2013

One group sees life as a series of random events. The other sees life as divine design. Success is living life as if it's a divine assignment--because it is. Here's today's Motivation Moment:


"Motivation Moment" Roundup - Week of December 1, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Monday, 12/2/13:

Tuesday, 12/3/13:

Wednesday, 12/4/13:

Thursday, 12/5/13:

Friday, 12/6/13:


Writing a New Chapter

The following article, discussing new occurrences in my life, was written to be published on C4P:

We experience seasons of change in our lives. I have taken to referring to them as new chapters. As I have experienced a few changes lately, I am well-acquainted with the combination of excitement and belly butterflies such chapters bring as they are being written. As some of you know, I recently made the life-changing decision to leave the only career I've ever had, the only state I've ever called home, and the only life that I've ever known. Time for a new chapter had finally come, and I was determined, nervousness and all, to cooperate. Today, I will briefly share the journey. I will also share details of my new chapter, which involves freelance writing, motivational speaking, and, most recent, a job with Breitbart News as an editor.

After years of praying, seeking, and waiting for an open door, I finally got the go-ahead in my spirit to not only leave teaching in Hudson, NY, where I taught for more than 17 years, but to leave the profession altogether. My last day employed by my district was October 23rd. I also felt compelled to leave the state and head out to Missouri, which had become a second home for me over the last few years. The crazy thing about it was I decided to leave my job without knowing what would be next. I only knew that I felt it was what God called me to do. Now, those who know me know I agonized over this decision. I have always known that God had a specific plan for my life that would lead me away from teaching in the public school some day, though I would always carry the calling to teach. I'd always be a teacher, whether employed as such or not, for it's an integral part of who I am. I would not, however, remain long enough to retire. I knew this even in the early days of my profession. That realization had nothing to do with the abundance of hours grading papers, the diminishing work ethic of students, or the growing lack of respect for educators. It had everything to do with simply knowing that God's plan would eventually take me down a different course. And even as Common Core, and all that comes with it, soured me on education "reform" (I call it Common CorPSe for a reason!), that did not drive me out of the profession, either. It just made it easier to leave once I knew, through much prayer and godly counsel, that the time had come. Anyone who has ever walked into my classroom can tell you that God gifted me with an ability to connect to students and engage them. That's not pride, by the way--just self-awareness and honesty. So no, nothing drove me to make this change, except another call.

I began my 18th year of teaching in September, having decided at the very end of the summer that I would answer the call, step out in faith, obey--and resign. New York requires 30 days' notice, however, and I gave slightly more than that. The superintendent did not want to see me leave or accept my resignation and was very gracious in her talk with me, but she told me later that she knew when I entered her office that there was no changing my mind. She could see in me that I felt confident that I was called to move on. So she refrained from trying too hard to dissuade me, which would have been an exercise in futility, she sensed.

My students were most affected, of course, and they let me know every day after I told them that they wished I would stay, replete with cards, notes, pleas, "I finally have a favorite teacher, and you're leaving," and the like. It was an emotional time, to say the least. And as I packed up years of memories, both at home and at work, I shed many a tear unearthing all kinds of reminders of my career, the students, and the community. Add to that the emotion of family and friends coming to grips with my moving 19 hours away, and it has been a very...well, deep season of my life.

With the exception of some students, who took to calling Missouri "Misery" since it was, in their minds, the evil thing driving a wedge between them and their English Language Arts teacher, I received much encouragement from people who exclaimed, "Wow! How exciting! I wish I had the nerve to do what you're doing!" And what was I doing? Among other things, I was leaving my profession, tenure, medical insurance, health insurance, a good salary, a growing retirement fund, snow days, summers off, and, let's be honest, a lot of headaches, too! Add to that the fact that I was leaving my family, including my church family, friends, and familiarity, and either people lauded me or declared me temporarily insane. The hardest part for me was when people thought I was being evasive when they asked what the next chapter entailed and I responded that I really did not know. I was not being evasive. I really did not know! When I maintained this to be true, more than a few looked at me like I had ten heads--some out of admiration, others out of sheer shock, I'm sure.

The truth is I am one of the most cautious people one will ever meet. I do nothing without much contemplation and reflection, and I am a firm believer that it is foolish to make decisions when emotions are out of control, so I do not. The most important thing to me is being in God's will, and because I know He has a specific plan for my life, the last thing I ever want to do is be out of His will. I also subscribe to the common sense dictum that one never leaves a job unless she or he has another one. I still believe that...unless--and that's where I come in--unless one is called to do so. I was, so I did. I'm not sure why the step of faith was required before the new job came, since I would have taken it anyway. All I know is it was. I didn't like it that way. I would have preferred the open door first. Wouldn't you?

So I embarked on another chapter of my life. I knew deep down it would all work out because I knew I had heard in my spirit this was what I was to do, but that did not designate it a belly butterfly-free zone.

So here I am--a new Missouri resident, a former teacher at my ripe old age, and guess what: all is well. I started out doing some freelance writing and still am, which amounts to pocket change; I have stepped into the world of motivational speaking, something I've long had my eyes on; and now this whole new amazing job has opened up with Breitbart News. I love confirmation, and I appreciate new chapters. I suppose one could say these are several chapters all converging to create a rather fascinating book. I am proud that for my first motivational speaking opportunity, in mid-January, I will speak at the school from which I just resigned, to the student body that includes the students I fell in love with in the short time I was with them this school year. Furthermore, I am most honored to now be on staff with an organization as prestigious as Breitbart, which has set a standard of excellence in reporting, diversity of product, and fearless commitment to holding people accountable.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the C4P community. In this new chapter, I will no longer be part of C4P--technically, that is. Of course, I remain committed to standing alongside this community of conservatives who are for Governor Palin. I continue to support her, vehemently defend her character and record, and remain a voice for the principles she espouses and for which she has sacrificed much.

I used my leaving teaching as an opportunity to impress upon my students the message that we must not allow fear to keep us from pursuing our dreams, no matter our age or stage in life. Shortly before my last days with the district, I ran into a former student, now a freshman in college, and told him I was resigning and moving away. He asked why. I shared my reasons with him and admitted that it felt odd after over 17 years there. His words were words of wisdom that make me proud to have once served as his teacher: "Well, there is a whole world to discover," he said. And there is, isn't there?

Thank you all for the journey. I know our work together will continue, just in a different way. I'm humbled to have the opportunity to pen a new chapter, one with different characters and a slightly different plot--one of many to come.

God bless you!

I continue my blog: MotivationTruth.com. I have also begun recording daily motivational video clips, each a short inspirational message called a Motivation Moment. I post them at MotivationTruth.com, but I invite you to subscribe to my MotivationTruth YouTube channel so you won't miss a segment.


Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I'm not surprised that Governor Palin has a heart for Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child. Anyone who has ever participated cannot help but fall in love with the mission to bring Christmas gifts to children who have next to nothing. I, too, absolutely love shopping for the children, packing those boxes, and being a part of bringing a smile to the faces of boys and girls. I've seen video footage of those precious little ones opening those boxes. They are never looking for something more--or something else. They're just so appreciative of every little toy or brush or coloring book. God bless this invaluable ministry.

Here's what Governor Palin posted on Facebook after spending time with Samaritan's Purse yesterday:
Today we had the honor of meeting Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child volunteers at the processing center in Charlotte, NC. I was blown away with the energy and joy there!

My family was blessed a few years ago to participate in this mission in Haiti with Rev. Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale. It was heartwarming to see children’s faces light up when given a Christmas gift box packed with love! It's a tangible way to show kids they matter and they're loved.

Operation Christmas Child relies on volunteers; and today we met many of these hard workers who make the program possible. There are about 75,000 volunteers serving in a three-week timeframe at processing centers across the nation. That’s more than 395,000 volunteer hours! The Charlotte processing center alone has 28,000 selfless workers packing more than 2 million gift boxes. This year’s collection goal is 7.2 million gift boxes domestically and 9.8 million worldwide. Without these volunteers none of it would be possible! Their great efforts ensure gift boxes reach children all over the world, and more importantly, they send the love of Christ, reminding all that Jesus is the reason for the season. It's the true Christmas spirit in action!

Here's more on Samaritan’s Purse:


Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor and the persevering American spirit today...


Everybody, Just Chill Out! - Motivation Moment 12/6/13

Friday, December 6, 2013

This Motivation Moment is a bit different.

Everybody needs to just chill out. It's essential if we're going to effectively endure the daily grind. Here's my chill out day!

You're just about a minute and a half away from being inspired...


Video: Gov. Palin on Bill O'Reilly's The Factor

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Governor Palin's interview with Bill O'Reilly on The Factor tonight covered a variety of topics, including dissension within the Republican Party, Martin Bashir's vile comments and subsequent MSNBC resignation, and her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, which addresses the war on Christmas:

(Video courtesy of SarahNET)


Going to Die and Writing My Own Eulogy - Motivation Moment 12/5/13

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, passed away today.

Today's Motivation Moment focuses on legacy. Legacy--and death. Neither one can be avoided. You will depart this life, and you will leave a legacy. Each day, you determine what that legacy will be. Each day, you write your own eulogy.


Video: Governor Palin Discusses Martin Bashir on Fox and Friends

Governor Palin was on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss Martin Bashir and his MSNBC resignation, which she will also do on The Factor with Bill O'Reilly tonight. She also weighed in on Obamacare and discussed her new bestseller, Good Tidings and Great Joy.


Gov. Palin on the War on Christmas

The War on Christmas continues...

Governor Palin posted the following example on Facebook:

Is there any doubt it's imperative to protect the heart of Christmas? Take a look at this article about an elementary school in Texas banning Christmas trees and the colors red and green from a “winter” party. Just like I write about it “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” every day we see stories like this one, and we need to stiffen our spines, say “enough is enough,” and hold on to REAL hope, America! The real hope that IS the message of Christmas. We can remember and capture that spirit of true hope during this holiday season and commit to live it out every single day. I promise you, it works!

See the article here:


Martin Bashir Resigns from MSNBC After Vile Comments About Governor Palin

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

In the wake of his vile comments about Governor Palin, Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC. He had asserted that she deserved the treatment one slave master forced upon his slaves. The treatment he recommended? Someone should defecate and urinate in her mouth. He later apologized, then was no longer on the air. MSNBC described his absence as a "vacation." Today, Bashir announced his resignation.

Via Mediaite:

After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.

I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.’

MSNBC issued a statement wishing Bashir well, with no apology to Governor Palin. It seems to me that since Bashir's comments were prepared, not off-the-cuff, all others who wrote and/or approved his words should also be held accountable.


Governor Palin at Liberty University's 2013 Convocation

Via Facebook, Governor Palin shared these remarks about her speech at Liberty University today:

It was such an honor to participate this morning in Liberty University’s final Convocation for 2013! A big thank you to the students and faculty and especially to President Falwell for the kind invitation. As I mentioned this morning, places like Liberty University inspire me. This young university is educating a whole new generation of American leaders who understand the positive effect our Christian heritage has had not only in our personal lives, but also in the life of our nation.

It was awesome meeting the students after the Convocation. Congratulations to everyone graduating this month. And best of luck to everyone else on their final exams!

P.S. I enjoyed the tour of your beautiful Snowflex Centre. It’s not quite like the snow in Alaska, but pretty darn close!

She also posted several pictures in a Facebook album entitled Liberty University Convocation. View that album here.


Just Say, "I Don't Know" Motivation Moment 12/4/13

Successful people are not people who know everything; they are people who acknowledge what they don't know--and then connect with people who do know. Today's Motivation Moment shares a simple truth in a simple, funny story.


Governor Palin Resumes Good Tidings and Great Joy Book Tour

After a brief Thanksgiving break, Governor Palin hits the book signing trail again.

She began the road trip, as announced on Facebook, by speaking at Liberty University's final Convocation of 2013 this morning.

She'll be in Charlotte on Friday. Via Facebook:

We will be in Charlotte, NC, this Friday, December 6th at the Billy Graham Library signing copies of "Good Tidings and Great Joy." Look forward to visiting with volunteers as well as supporting Operation Christmas Child. Todd, Bristol, and I visited Haiti with Franklin Graham and were able to hand out some of the generous shoeboxes these volunteers process and package with care -- glad to have the opportunity to thank them and highlight the great work they do. Learn more about this great charity here: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

The Governor will then be in Virginia on Saturday. Via Facebook:
Look forward to being back in the "Star City" – Roanoke, VA this Saturday, December 7th. See information below. Hope to see you there!


"Catching Fire: Surviving vs Thriving" - Motivation Moment 12/3/13

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment was inspired by the movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which I saw today. Check it out:


"Handling Haters Via Palin" - Motivation Moment 12/2/13

Monday, December 2, 2013

If you don't have haters, they're coming--that is, if you've got a dream and a fire in your belly. But don't worry. Don't make it about them; it's about your response to them. Watch today's Motivation Moment:


"Motivation Moment" Roundup - Week of November 24, 2013

Here's your recap of last week's Motivation Moment segments:

Sunday, 11/24/13:

Tuesday, 11/26/13:

Wednesday, 11/27/13:


Breitbart News: Wisconsin Conservatives Urge Governor Walker to Reject Common Core

Saturday, November 30, 2013

As an educator who has taught under the mandates of the Common Core, I am glad to see more and more people becoming engaged in what these standards are all about, the damage this so-called education reform is doing to children, and the politics behind it all. They're speaking up and fighting back.

Wisconsin conservative leaders are doing some fighting of their own. They are urging Gov. Scott Walker to put feet to his previous words and reject Common Core, which I have coined Common Cor(PS)e. Via Breitbart News, Dr. Susan Berry reports:

Tea party and conservative leaders from across Wisconsin have sent Gov. Scott Walker (R) an open letter urging him to reject the Common Core State Standards.

In the letter, dated November 26th, the 61 leaders ask Walker to lead a repeal of the Common Core standards in Wisconsin and abide by the same words he himself wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial:
Too many people in politics today spend their time trying not to lose instead of trying to do the right thing. They would better serve the country by worrying more about the next generation than the next election. The irony is that politicians who spend more time worrying about the next generation than about the next election often tend to win the next election – because voters are starved for leadership.
In September, Walker joined other Republican governors who were beginning to reconsider their states’ participation in the Common Core testing consortia. Wisconsin, in fact, was one of the first states to adopt Common Core in 2010 under State Superintendent Tony Evers.

However, when critics began to articulate concerns about the merits of the standards, the vast amount of student data collection involved in their implementation, and the realization that the federal government was more invested in Common Core than was originally believed, Walker decided that Wisconsin could do better.

“I’d like to have Wisconsin have its own unique standards that I think can be higher than what’s been established and what’s been talked about at the national level,” the governor said.

According to Fox News, though, Walker has not yet committed to specific improvements in his state’s education standards, nor has he announced his intention to rescind Common Core in Wisconsin.

The letter calls upon Walker to “rise to the opportunity” to lead on the issue by urging the state legislature to pass a bill that repeals the Common Core.

Read the full article at Breitbart.com.


Thanksgiving Anew

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on all the reasons for which to be grateful. As I was praying this morning, I was overwhelmed with the presence of God and how good He is. Words cannot do justice to how blessed I am and how thankful I am for each of these blessings. Just knowing Jesus as my Lord and Savior is reason enough to rejoice. Everything else is just icing on the cake--or ice cream on the sweet potato pie! I pray that your day is filled with the same reality and awareness.

Thanksgiving is different this year, as I'm spending it in a new state in a whole new chapter of my life. I miss my family, and I look forward to going home for Christmas, but I am also very much thrilled, in this exciting time of my life, to be with friends who are just like family.

Happy Thanksgiving, and may its joy remain with you every day.


Happy Hanukkah

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Hanukkah! May your joy be full and may your light never go out!


Governor Palin: God Bless You and Happy Thanksgiving!

Via Facebook, Governor Palin offered Thanksgiving greetings. Yesterday, she posted:


Thanksgiving offers us invaluable time to spend with our family and reflect on our many blessings. In 1789, George Washington declared a day of national Thanksgiving for our new country to render unto God our "sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection."

But even before that first proclamation from a new nation, pioneers across America celebrated Thanksgiving as a time to give praise to God for full harvests and Divine Providence.

And indeed, America has been richly blessed. From coast to coast, we enjoy an abundance of natural resources, plentiful harvests, beautiful cities and our most precious gift of all—a people who value liberty and continue to stand as an example to the world of all that can be accomplished by a free and hard-working people.

This Thanksgiving, join me in a moment of prayer to give thanks for the thousands of American men and women in our armed forces who will spend Thanksgiving away from their homes and families, facing danger overseas to protect our way of life.

When we sit down to enjoy a family meal on Thursday, I will give thanks to God for the blessing of a strong and diverse family life that has taught me so much about loyalty, selflessness, and compassion. I will pray for God's continued blessings on my family, and on yours, and on this great nation of ours.

From my family to yours, God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!

With an Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

P.S. Be sure to check out the latest video from my book tour here: http://youtu.be/hYSfpWWHpqI

Today, she added:
What a great article from Breitbart's Tony Lee here:

It's back to the kitchen for me to prep for Thanksgiving dinner; which includes determined research on how to finally, for the first time, not make a pile of mess while carving the turkey. I watched this tutorial early this morning, will watch it repeatedly, and I invite your advice on proper bird carving:

In the meantime, enjoy some vintage Johnny Carson:

Have a great Thanksgiving Eve today, and I again thank you and truth-filled media outlets for being fair!


"It Should've Been Me, Not You!" Motivation Moment 11/27/13

How do you handle someone else's success when you know it should've been you? Ever purposely set someone else up for success? If you think the answers to those questions don't relate to your own chances of success, think again. Today's Motivation Moment gives a key to your own achievement. It might just seem like a crazy concept I'm proposing, but it's not. Try it!


"Getting Past Pain" Motivation Moment 11/26/13

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I deem today's Motivation Moment a must-see. Pain can work to your benefit, but only if you get healed. Here's my own story of how a friend's sobering rebuke helped move me from emotional pain to healing:


Video: Governor Palin on Fox News Sunday

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Governor Palin was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace today. During the interview, she discussed such topics as the nuclear option, Obamacare, and Martin Bashir's vile comments about her--for which MSNBC has yet to discipline him.


"Pain So Intense I Just Wanted To Die" Motivation Moment 11/24/13

We're starting the week of November 24th, the week of Thanksgiving, with the topic of pain. This seems like a bit of an oxymoron. After all, we're not usually thankful for pain. I've had emotional pain so intense I thought it would be easier to just die. But pain matures us, giving us compassion for others and making us better people ourselves. This is the topic of today's Motivation Moment. Here's my story. Watch, and be inspired.


"Motivation Moment" Roundup - Week of November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Here's the roundup of this past week's segments of "Motivation Moment." Enjoy--and be inspired!

Sunday, 11/17/13:

Monday, 11/18/13:

Tuesday, 11/19/13:

Wednesday, 11/20/13:

Thursday, 11/21/13:

Friday, 11/22/13:

Saturday, 11/23/13:

For last week's roundup, click here.


"No, That's Okay; I'll Drive" Motivation Moment 11/23/13

Today's Motivation Moment takes place behind the wheel of my car. If you find people not wanting to be a passenger when you're driving, there's probably a reason. Where are you looking, and how does it impact the ride?


50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's Assassination

Friday, November 22, 2013

The nation pauses today to remember President John F. Kennedy on this 50th anniversary of his assassination. No matter what side of the political aisle one sits, let us take at least a moment to honor one of our country's leaders who was taken from us much too soon.

Governor Palin paid tribute to President Kennedy in this beautiful tribute she penned on Facebook:
President John F. Kennedy was remembered and honored today in Dallas. A memorial plaque was unveiled at Dealey Plaza, inscribed with a beautiful quote that I discuss in my book “Good Tidings and Great Joy.” I also used the quote in my Southeastern University speech and would like to share the excerpt from “Good Tidings and Great Joy” (pgs. 130-132):

….During my speech, I recited one of my favorite quotes to the students, faculty, and Southeastern supporters: “We in this country, in this generation, are—by destiny rather than choice—the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of ‘peace on earth, goodwill toward men.’ That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: ‘except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.’”

The source of this quote? Which right-wing pundit called America the “watchman on the walls” for the world? What radical televangelist just had to add a Bible verse in there for good measure?

The answer might surprise you. The above quote would be ridiculously polarizing in today’s ├╝ber-partisan culture— if a Republican leader uttered it, I could easily imagine the “talking heads” on television immediately dissecting it:

“What does it mean our country is a nation ‘of destiny’?”

“How patronizing to call ourselves the ‘watchmen’ of the world.”

“Since when did America begin to have the market on ‘righteousness’?”

“So now the whole country has to be kept by ‘the Lord’? Whose Lord?”

What my audience may not have known is that the above words are excerpted from a speech John F. Kennedy was scheduled to deliver on November 22, 1963. Tragically, he never got to the podium that day, because he was assassinated in Dallas en route in his motorcade. Years later, his prepared remarks were released to the public, and we were finally able to see the significant message he intended to deliver that fateful day.

I especially love JFK’s quote from Psalm 127: “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Kennedy was going to invoke God’s protection on our country so that we might live up to our responsibility in the world….

Today, as we remember JFK, may we renew our commitment to live up to our responsibility as the abiding beacon of liberty in a troubled world. May we keep faith with all of those who, like President Kennedy, gave their lives in service to our country. And may the Lord always bless and protect America.

(P.S. The great author C.S. Lewis also died on that same day 50 years ago. I’ll write more about my admiration for him, which I also noted in “Good Tidings and Great Joy,” tomorrow from here in Minnesota.)

- Sarah Palin


"Mommy, I Can't Want To" Motivation Moment 11/22/13

What does a little girl saying, "Mommy, I can't want to" when her parents tell her to do certain things have to do with us? A whole lot! We as adults often scream the same thing. Okay, so we may not start with "Mommy," but we often give in to the "can't want to's" of life.

Check out today's Motivation Moment; it's one of my favorites:


The 'F' Word Part III Motivation Moment 11/21/13

Thursday, November 21, 2013

You're just 2 minutes and 55 seconds away from being inspired by today's Motivation Moment. Today, I wrap up the 3-part 'F' Word series.


The 'F' Word Part II Motivation Moment 11/20/13

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Today's motivation moment: Part II of "The 'F' Word":


150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln delivered these powerful words on November 19, 1863:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Governor Palin acknowledged the anniversary with this Facebook post:
Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln’s words helped heal our wounded nation. Lincoln predicted, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” and he was right. The trajectory of the war and the nation itself course-corrected back to the republic our founding documents envisioned – a nation “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

We are still that nation! Thank you sincerely to the beautiful people we’ve met on this book tour so far. They embody all the best of this great republic “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

We’d especially like to thank the gracious people of Plano, Texas, who came out today and were so understanding about today’s abbreviated event. Also, thank you to the helpful and kind employees at Costco.


The 'F' Word Motivation Moment 11/19/13

Let's break down the power of the 'F' word in today's Motivation Moment:


"I'm Afraid": Motivation Moment 11/18/13

Monday, November 18, 2013

If being unafraid is a prerequisite for you to attempt to accomplish something, you're probably not going to accomplish much. It's that simple. The difference between those who excel and those who are mediocre is often a simple willingness to do it afraid. Fear is the topic of today's Motivation Moment.


"I Ain't Listening": Motivation Moment 11/17/13

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment implores you to ignore the naysayers who want you to carry their baggage of doubt and insecurity. If you're going to fulfill your destiny, you're going to have to get a fast case of selective hearing.

For a roundup of last week's Motivation Moment videos, click here.


"Motivation Moment" Roundup - Week of November 10, 2013

This past week, on Wednesday, I launched "Motivation Moment," a daily inspirational snippet of wisdom to help people on their journey to greater things--to fulfilling their destiny.

Here's this week's roundup:

Wednesday, 11/13/13:

Thursday, 11/14/13: "What Are You Saying?"

Friday, 11/15/13: "Walk Alone"

Saturday, 11/16/13: "Leaving the Familiar: My Story"


Motivation Moment 11/16/13: "Leaving the Familiar: My Story"

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment is rather personal to me. In this 3 minutes and 6 seconds, I share the story behind my resignation from a 17+ year teaching career and my move to almost 1,200 miles away from my home state just two weeks ago. Sometimes you just have to be willing to do the unthinkable. For me, it was leaving everything familiar behind and answering the call to write a new chapter of my life. What about you?


Motivation Moment 11/15/13: "Walk Alone"

Friday, November 15, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment asks what you do when there's no one to walk with you through your door of destiny and opportunity. Are you willing to walk alone? Your answer is key to how far you'll go.


Motivation Moment 11/14/13: "What Are You Saying?"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today's Motivation Moment is a truth that so many of us ignore or don't realize--the power of our words. We cannot afford either. Here's why:


Motivation Moment 11/13/13

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

As part of my motivational speaking, I will be doing a daily segment called "Motivation Moment." I'm excited to share these with you! This is daily motivation for people determined to fulfill their destiny in life. Check out the first one and be inspired.


Governor Palin Starts Book Tour With a Flurry of Interviews

Governor Palin has been very busy now that her book tour has kicked off. Could there be a better place to start a book signing tour for Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas than Bethlehem? Yesterday's kickoff began there--in Bethlehem, PA, that is.

She posted this after that event:

Had a wonderful time in the beautiful town of Bethlehem, PA, this evening! Thank you to everyone who came out to the book signing and to the great staff at Barnes & Noble. The "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour continues tomorrow in Columbus, OH, and Grand Rapids, MI. For information on all the upcoming book tour stops, please click here:

She also posted 15 pictures, which you can view here on Facebook in the 'Bethlehem, PA 'Good Tidings and Great Joy' Book Signing" album.

Governor Palin has also been busy doing interviews about her book, Obamacare, the state of the GOP, and other things. I'm including just a few below. She started with The Today Show, which I posted here.

The Governor also joined the Fox and Friends cast on "curvy couch":

Governor Palin's interview with NewsMax:

Mark Levin interviews Governor Palin:

The Governor joins Sean Hannity in studio:

One of my favorite interviews was with Jake Tapper on CNN. It was indeed "Palin Unfiltered."

I'm sure there will be more to come.


Governor Palin on The Today Show with Matt Lauer; Updated with Second Segment

Monday, November 11, 2013

Governor Palin appeared on The Today Show this morning, interviewed by Matt Lauer. Apparently, she will be on a little later. In the meantime, in case you missed it or want to watch again, here's the interview from the first hour:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
(Video: NBCNews.com) UPDATE: Here's Governor Palin's second Today Show segment, with Kathie Lee and Hoda:


Veterans, "Thank You" Is Not Enough

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the United States military. Your sacrifice is not unnoticed or unappreciated. You put it all on the line to preserve our freedoms. "Thank you," though not sufficient, is certainly deserved.

Thank you!


"Fulfilling YOUR Dreams" Motivational Speaking Promo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

As some of you know--and others are just learning--I resigned from teaching a couple weeks ago and have embarked on a new journey. As part of my new life, I have left New York State and relocated to Missouri. I first announced my decision to move on from teaching on Facebook and then reposted that status here. I wrote:

Through much praying, seeking God, and listening to the counsel of my pastors and other godly people in my life, I run forward in faith. It's time. This is my 18th year teaching, and today I submitted my letter of resignation from my career as a teacher, effective the end of next month. This is a God-thing, a defining moment, and yes, a big leap of faith. Good thing my God is a BIG God! #TeacherStories

One area I'm branching into is motivational speaking, which is something I wanted to do many years ago, and something one might say I've done in some form or fashion every day of my teaching career. The topics I am available to speak about are many; one such topic is "Fulfilling YOUR Dreams." Below, please find a promo:

If you're in need of a speaker, or if you know a person or organization that is, please feel free to contact me via the information provided at the end of the promo:

(Video work courtesy of Kristi J. King)


Video: USA Today Interviews Governor Palin

Here's a great interview Governor Palin granted USA Today's Capital Download. She discussed her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas and its message of preserving our traditional expressions of faith. She also discussed the recent elections in Virginia and New Jersey and answered questions about her political future. Definitely worth watching.


Governor Palin: If You Love Freedom, Thank a Vet

As always, Governor Palin articulates great honor for our Unites States veterans. They truly deserve such honor, as they have given themselves to a cause greater than self. They personify the spirit of sacrifice, and we cannot thank them enough.

Via Facebook:
If you love freedom, thank a vet everyday -- but especially on Monday, Veteran's Day. Take time to let vets know how much you appreciate their service. If you see a good patriot who has served or is currently serving, be bold and introduce yourself and thank them for the freedoms you cherish. Over the next few weeks we'll be out on the road all across America discussing my new book "Good Tidings And Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas" because in this book our vets are acknowledged throughout for their bravery, service and sacrifices paid to defend our freedoms that some take for granted. We're excited to visit with vets, active duty military, and their amazing families this Friday at Fort Campbell and Fort Benning. Thank you, veterans, for protecting the heart of America and for inspiring us everyday!

- Sarah Palin

Photo by Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC


Gov. Palin on Today Show Tomorrow

Catch Governor Palin on The Today Show tomorrow morning.

Via Facebook:
Look forward to being back on the TODAY Show set tomorrow morning! Although I have to say it was much more fun being in the host's seat than the hot seat! We'll be focusing on the new book out this Tuesday -- "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas". You can order a copy at the links below. Hope to see you out on the book tour!

- Sarah Palin

You can order the book online at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Tidings-Great-Joy-Protecting/dp/0062292889/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1381255547&sr=1-3

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-tidings-and-great-joy-palin-sarah/1116988729?ean=9780062315656

Photo credit to NBC/TODAY Show


Governor Palin Kicks Off Book Tour in 'Christmas City, USA'

Friday, November 8, 2013

Governor Palin gets set for her book tour. Via Facebook:

We are looking forward to kicking off our “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book tour in “Christmas City, USA” – Bethlehem, PA – this coming Tuesday, November 12. This beautiful town was founded by Christian missionaries on Christmas Eve in 1741. Their famous Christmas Star, first lit during the Great Depression, still burns bright year round in this American town which embraces the spirit of Christmas not only on December 25, but all year. And let us not forget the importance of this region to our independence. It was not far from here on the banks of the Delaware River that General George Washington led his troops to an important victory crossing the river on December 26, 1776. We look forward to visiting this beautiful town and hope to see you there.

– Sarah Palin


Governor Palin: Looking Forward to Iowa This Weekend

Via Facebook:
I'm looking forward to being back in Iowa this weekend! Tonight we'll visit with supporters of Iowa's "Puppy Jake Foundation" and highlight the great work they do to support our returning service men and women in a creative way. This group trains dogs for eventual adoption by those who have fought so hard for our freedom and suffer from ailments, including PTSD, upon their return. Having spent some time with Puppy Jake himself (see photo from the 2011 Iowa State Fair with trainer Becky Beach and her dog), I can attest to the warmth, companionship, and smiles these dogs bring. The Foundation's mission explains that the hard efforts to train these beautiful service dogs pale in comparison to the cost paid by members of our U.S. Armed Services who've given enormously for our freedom. Please visit their website to find out more about our vets' needs and what great groups like the Puppy Jake Foundation are doing to help!

- Sarah Palin

Here’s the link to the Puppy Jake Foundation:

Photo by Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC


Video: Governor Palin Delivers Remarks at Rev. Billy Graham's 95th Birthday Celebration

Governor Palin attended Rev. Billy Graham's 95th birthday celebration last night in North Carolina. She also delivered remarks at the milestone event. Introduced by Rev. Franklin Graham, the Governor took the stage to pay tribute to the guest of honor, discuss the impact his ministry has had on her own life, and speak of the need for another Great Awakening in this country:

(h/t Brian Lerch via @n4cerinc)


Gov. Palin Joins Rev. Billy Graham for 95th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today is Rev. Billy Graham's 95th birthday. A man who has dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ deserves to be honored at such a milestone--and he was. Governor Palin was among those invited to share in this birthday celebration in North Carolina today. She has spoken before of Rev. Graham's role in leading her mom to Christ, which, of course, impacted her own walk with the Lord.

She posted on Facebook:

What an inspiring night of celebration for a man who has given so much to so many! Be sure to tune into FOX News tonight at 10pm ET to witness a presentation of the most important news any of us will ever hear. It's “My Hope America” with Billy Graham. It's the positive reminder that the answers our world needs are at the foot of the cross. Happy Birthday, Reverend Billy Graham.

Photo courtesy of BGEA


Governor Palin: Veterans Day Discounts, Sales, and Free Meals

This is great. I extend a huge "thank you" to those businesses that respect and honor our veterans, who have sacrificed so much so that we don't have to.

A huge "thank you" to Governor Palin also for highlighting this. On Facebook, she wrote:

My son just sent the link below to me because he and his friends so sincerely appreciate businesses that recognize our vets! I hope this encourages other businesses to honor our vets on Monday (& everyday) like these restaurants are doing on Veteran's Day.


The link gives a list of the businesses offering Veterans Day discounts, sales, and free meals. In part, MilitaryBenefits lists:
Applebees Free Meal
On Monday, November 11th, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.

Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
From open to close Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.

Bob Evans
Veterans and active military personnel will receive free all–you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show a valid military ID.

Boston Market
Stop into any Boston Market on Veterans Day and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.

Click here for the full list.


Governor Palin Announces First Leg of Book Tour

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Governor Palin's book is set to hit the stores next Tuesday, and she's set to take off on another book tour!

On Facebook, she announces:

Looking forward to heading out on the first leg of our "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour! I wanted to share with you some of the pre-Thanksgiving schedule and details. (More to come!) We look forward to seeing you on the road, having the opportunity to spread the positive message of this book and really share in the true spirit of theChristmas season. I promise we can make these fun events for all! While our schedule is pretty packed, we plan to stop by local charities that embrace the spirit of Christmas year 'round to thank them and highlight their good work.And you never know when we'll "Go Rogue" and pop up somewhere else.Merry Christmas! Can't wait to see you!

- Sarah Palin

Here is the schedule of the first leg of the book tour. Please feel free to share the graphic at the bottom:


Bethlehem, PA (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
4445 Southmont Way
Easton, PA 18045


Columbus, OH (12:00 – 2:00 PM)
Book Store TBA

Grand Rapids, MI (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Woodland Mall
3195 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Wausau, WI (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Walmart Supercenter
4300 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau, WI 54401


Fort Campbell, KY (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Fort Campbell Exchange
2840 Bastogne Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Fort Benning, GA (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Fort Benning Exchange
BLDG 9220 Marne Rd
Fort Benning, GA 31905


Naples, FL (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5377 Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34108


The Villages, FL (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1055 Old Camp Road
The Villages, FL 32162

Pensacola, FL (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
6235 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32504


Plano, TX (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
1701 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093-4520


Tyler, TX (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Sam’s Club
2025 S. SW Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701

Edmond, OK (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Mardel Christian & Education Supply
330 S. Boulevard St.
Edmond, OK 73013


Kansas City, KS (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Oak Park Mall
11149 W. 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66214


Omaha, NE (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
12300 West Dodge Rd.
Omaha, NE 68154-2382

Minneapolis, MN (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Mall of America
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN 54425


Governor Palin's 'Good Tidings and Great Joy' on Sale November 12th

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I'm looking forward to Governor Palin's new book. After enjoying Going Rogue and America By Heart, I am sure Good Tidings and Great Joy will be just as good. Actually, I expect to enjoy it even more. As a Christian, I have great respect for the subject matter. I am grateful for people like Governor Palin who are unashamed, unafraid, and unapologetic about the Christ of Christmas.

Today, she changed her Facebook profile picture and cover photo to reflect her new book, which goes on sale in the coming days. She also posted:
“Good Tidings and Great Joy” goes on sale on November 12, but you can pre-order a copy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Tidings-Great-Joy-Protecting/dp/0062292889/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1381255547&sr=1-3

Or at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-tidings-and-great-joy-palin-sarah/1116988729?ean=9780062315656


Governor Palin: Are You Ready to Stand for Faith and Freedom, America?

Taking a stand for Christianity, Governor Palin posted the following on Facebook today:

The politically correct now consider it "Un-American" to protest relegating Christian faith & diversity to the back-burner! Are you ready to stand for faith and freedom, America?! More on this topic to come as I'm looking forward to speaking to the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Iowa this Saturday and launching the tour for my new book coming out next week! It's time to STAND UP, America, and declare good tidings & great joy! It's to our nation's detriment if we shy away from this battle & let the PC police win!

See this article:


Pastor Saeed in Dire Situation

Pastor Saeed needs intervention. Please do what you can to help. At the very least, please pray!

Bristol Palin covered the new developments on her blog yesterday. She wrote:

I’ve written about this many times, but it’s never been more dire.

Pastor Saeed, a U.S. Citizen, is in danger of being murdered. According to the ACLJ website, he has been transferred to a deadly cell block in one of Iran’s most dangerous and obscure prisons.
He is no longer sharing a cell with political prisoners but with murderers. Rajai Shahr Prison is where prisoners are sent to disappear – many are murdered at the hands of other prisoners.

President Obama, who has already spoken to the President of Iran about Pastor Saeed, must take immediate diplomatic action to save Saeed’s life. Time is of the essence.

Sign the petition today to urge the President and the State Department to immediately bring him home, before it’s too late.
A U.S. Citizen’s life hangs in the balance! Please act.

UPDATE: If the above petition link doesn’t work because so many of you are trying to get on, please use this one to plea on his behalf. Thank you for caring enough to sign.


Common Core and NYS Education Parodied

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I have not held back voicing my views about the Common Core Standards, particularly on social media. It is detrimental to the education of our students. I don't call it the Common Cor(PS)e for nothing. The fight to stop it in its tracks is a noble one.

The video below is a parody of the standards, particularly as they relate to New York State and Education Commissioner John King. The video is quite funny, but, in truth, it is not a funny situation at all; it's both scary and sad. An oxymoron, I know, but accurate nonetheless.

Please watch:


Governor Palin: Oh Dear Piers

Friday, October 25, 2013

He deserves it!

Governor Palin, via Facebook:
Oh dear Piers, thank you so much for all your invitations to appear on your shambolic show, including the adoring message you sent. But is it still any wonder why I've politely responded that I'm too busy doing, um, er... pretty much anything to accept the invite? (At least I didn't tell you to "get stuffed".) And to all our British friends: we ask, what did your friends across the pond ever do to you to deserve your Piers?

See this article:


Governor Palin: Keep Up the Pressure

From Governor Palin yesterday. Via Facebook:

Very important update about our post on Fort Hood yesterday. Please see Todd Starnes’ new article below. This is all thanks to you, concerned citizens! Keep up the great work. Keep up the pressure on our misguided, blatantly out of touch and out of control government. Citizen activism is the only way they'll listen. Thank you!!!

Here's Todd Starnes' new article about Fort Hood:


Governor Palin: Government Corruption Makes Me Nauseated

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corrupt politicians? Say it ain't so!

Via Facebook, Governor Palin speaks on this:

Look, I’ll keep this brief because I want to spend quality time getting kids to bed tonight. Doubt I’ll get much sleep though because the recent proof of government corruption makes me nauseated. If it doesn’t you, and you can blindly ignore the status quo embraced by our politicians and low information voters, then I unapologetically call out your disloyalty to the ethical foundation of the greatest nation on earth.

When you have a moment, please read my review of a jaw dropping, searing new book that provides the proof that Washington, D.C. has strayed so far from the planks in both major political parties' platforms that we are fools for trusting any who have refused to fight against cronyism and extortion. This is the stuff Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin and a few others have railed against so boldly. It's the stuff “tea party” patriots of all stripes rallied against to grow the grassroots movement that is the only political solution to defend our republic! “60 Minutes” covered some of this on Sunday, Sean Hannity had an outstanding interview with the book’s author tonight, and other mediums are doing right by not ignoring these revelations.

Here’s the deal: all politics is local. And personal. Let me personalize this. It is UNBELIEVABLE that the press would investigate every nook and cranny of my life; send gullible reporters to my little town to kick over every rock any family member ever tread underfoot; scour every email I’ve written; research every Palin campaign disclosure like junkyard dogs; sic 12 AP reporters to fact check my book; breathlessly report about my wardrobe and an old used tanning bed I bought to get some sun during Alaskan winters as if these were vital national news stories; hound friends, personal doctors, strangers, and just downright strange people, etc., etc., etc., to know everything we do (and they still get the story wrong!). They blew and still blow all those resources “investigating” the irrelevant hockey mom from Wasilla. Meanwhile our government goes to hell in a hand basket right before the “elite media’s” closed eyes, and it took my friend Peter Schweizer to slap you upside the head to see any of this corruption? Good God. Be ashamed, media, be very ashamed.

Now, I think I’ll go read “Green Eggs and Ham” to my little boy, then we’ll all say a prayer for our country as I join you in readying for tomorrow’s battle for America.

Here’s my review of Peter Schweizer’s new book “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets”:

- Sarah Palin


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