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Sarah Palin Fires Harry Reid

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I have to hand it to Sarah Palin.  Speaking to a crowd that organizers estimated at well over 250,000 in Arizona today, the former Alaskan governor dismissed Harry Reid like he was an Alaska State Trooper and she was still running the Kodiak State.  Palin, who is perhaps best known for firing herself last year to promote her book and her new Alaska reality show, let Harry Reid know in no uncertain terms, “You’re fired.”

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats have been strained since the 2008 election left no party with a mandate for their own agenda for the first time in 8 years, but as Palin assured the crowd, “what we have here is a difference of opinion, but that’s OK because that’s nothing that a good old fashioned election can’t fix.”

Like many Americans, I would love to see the American people given a chance to vote for Sarah Palin.  I don’t see anyway  that such a knowledgeable and charismatic leader could fail to sway the American people, but unfortunately with Obama as President we are left with only these infrequent speeches to rally us.

Although Palin headlined the event, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons was equally eloquent in railing against the big spending Obama-Reid-Pelosi gravy train and in favor of the kind of family values economic conservatism that have been the hallmark of his time as Nevada Governor.

The optimism throughout the crowd of 500,000 was palpable and one speaker actually called it “a Woodstock you’ll remember”.   Perhaps, the keynote for the day came from Frank Helms of San Diego who said “”I don’t want anything bad to happen to Harry except for him to lose his job.  I don’t think he’s a bad man. He just ended up carrying Obama’s water and that’s gonna do him in.”

The amazing spirit of peace and harmony this afternoon was shared by many others.   Some people said they hoped Obama and Pelosi would die peacefully in their sleep while others simply wished for a long illness that incapacitate the Democrat leaders and forced them to resign.  To see a million people filled with patriotism and optimism is something that I never thought I’d see in my lifetime.

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March 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm

American Health Care 5, Canadian Health Care 3

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It was thirty years ago, when the United States Olympic Hockey Team inspired by the fiery speeches of new President Ronald Reagan stunned the world and struck a blow against the iron curtain by defeating the Soviet Union and their allies the Fins to win the 1980 gold medal at Lake Placid.

This year, the great threat to our liberty comes not from Soviet style communism, but from Canadian style health care.  With America’s hockey mom Sarah Palin providing the inspiration through her timely tweet, “YES!!! USA. 5-3 with 44 seconds to go… YES AMERICA!!! Sweeeeeet…”   I believe they heard her twitter account all the way to the Ottawa where it sounded like the voice of liberty crying out in the night, “Prime Minister Harper tear down your health care system.”

The game itself was a grueling affair with end to end action.  Though Canada tied it twice, the Americans never trailed.   They never backed down from any challenges as if they knew that even if they were checked hard and injured, they would not have to wait for days in a state run hospital.  Maybe they were simply healthier from the many breakthroughs in sports medicine perfected under our health care system.

The Americans have the youngest team in the Olympics while the Canadians consider to frantically look for a linemate to pair with superstars Sidney Crosby and Rick Nash.   The obvious answer here is somebody named Stills.  The Canadians aren’t eliminated by any stretch of the imagination, but the question remains–will they be too sickly to climb up to the podium if they do medal.

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February 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Tea Party National Convention Wrapup

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To paraphrase Sarah Palin, I have seen the future of politics in this country and I am happy to report that it is overwhelming white, Southern, and middle-aged.  I left behind my 3 day stay at the Tea Party National Convention feeling like I was leaving summer camp, but at the same time hopeful for the future.   My fellow tea party patriots and I had an amazing time and the price tag of over $1,000 now seems like a paltry sum to be at the center of a grassroots movement so strong that corporate sponsors like The Heritage Foundation and Freedomworks had no choice, but to sponsor.

Sarah Palin gave the keynote for Saturday night looking resplendent with a new hair style that wouldn’t have been out of place on the drummer for Winger or any other hair metal band of 15 years ago.   She came to speak to the people and she didn’t need a fancy teleprompter.  Sarah Palin was able to connect with her audience the old fashioned way, with spontaneity and a hand full of crib notes.   Her talk was full of passion and inspired the entire room, but what I remember first was when she talked about how she reacted to her ticket losing the Presidential Election.   Rather than dwelling on her defeat, she asked herself what she could do to best help this country moving forward and that’s when she resigned from public office.  Throughout the speech, Sarah never let us forget she was a mom.  This was a woman who was almost the female Joe Biden, but she still managed to throw in references to her children Piper, Yeti, and Trig.

Yesterday, ironically, would have been Ronald Reagan’s 99th birthday.   I believe it’s a nationally tragedy that we will regret for many years to come that we did not cryogenically freeze him when we had the chance.   Ronald Reagan was a national treasure and he is sincerely missed.

Today is the Super Bowl and it’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of the big game, but let’s remember the real meaning of today–a child was born in humble circumstance so that he could one day save us all.   Let’s not forget to salute Tim Tebow on this day of all days.   My prediction for the game is that the Colts will beat the Saints 38-17.   I just think they are the more God fearing team.

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February 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

A Book Review of Going Rogue

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A literary triumph  ****

I hate reading.   Books are an outdated art form that should have died off in the 1950s with the advent of television, but somehow they keep making them and saps keep buying them.   Going Rogue is an exception to this rule.   Her book, along with the Bible, are the only 2 books that one need ever own.   Sarah’s story is at once powerful and touching, revealing a strong mind and a dynamite sense of humor beneath her homespun charm.  I give this book a very solid 4 stars and urge everybody to not only buy this book, but keep an eye out for Sarah’s tour so that you can get it signed as well.   The crowds turning out so far have been truly impressive as well–very much like a Harry Potter release, but without all that black magic and devil worship.

I have not actually read this book, and attempts to coax my daughter to ghost read it for me fizzled when she balked at a $50 bribe.   However, as I look at reviews from other sources, I’m sure that this is an outstanding work.  Finally! we get to hear her own words, fully – unedited without the slanderous spin as only Lynn Vincent could tell it.   Vincent is an amazingly gifted writer, but the words and meaning are pure Palin.  It’s very difficult for me to talk about actual incidents in the book without actually reading it, but I am sure they are powerful and moving. I have read in other reviews that she agrees in the book with my contention that FDR’s liberal policies caused the Great Depression.

Liberals hate Sarah Palin because they know that she represents every woman and they know that they have nothing to counter her with.  Her long and distinguished career in public office from Wasilla Mayor to almost finishing a term as Governor of Alaska to almost becoming Vice-President is clearly showing that the glass ceilings feminists have been claiming for so long don’t really exist.   It seems a White House run is the next logical step for her career and as an American I for one can’t wait.

 

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November 19, 2009 at 11:46 am

That’s Why They Call it the First Amendment

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James F-ing Madison

[I’m very excited to introduce a guest writer tonight.  Mrs. Wright has been a great source of information and conservative opinion on Twitter.   I hope that she’ll become a regular contributor to this blog]

Last fall, Sarah Palin issued a trenchant retort to media outlets criticizing her remarks about Barack Obama’s “palling around with terrorists” as negative campaigning:

“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

The powerful Constitutional argument Sarah was making became somewhat buried in the hectic last weeks of the election. But this was a true “teaching moment.” She was demonstrating why the First Amendment is so important—and so basic to our lives as Americans that we don’t even have to read it to discuss and cite it.

Let’s face it, no one likes being criticized. That is why the very first amendment of the Constitution limits the rights of others—the press, especially– to criticize things you say or do. This is what is meant by “freedom of speech.” You shouldn’t have to feel bad just because you say something someone else disagrees with, much less thinks is utterly idiotic, or even vaguely off track for that matter. America was invented to keep things like that from happening. That’s democracy, stupid—anyone can say whatever they want without fear of having to defend it, or of having to see one’s opinions ridiculed. Everyone’s love for the things he himself says must be respected. The Puritans emigrated to this country from England because they were sick of being called lame in the elite monarchist press. They retorted, boldly, “You’re the ones who are lame, for calling us lame!!” but they had no real protection from the viciousness of such attacks, so they went to Boston.

I thought back to Sarah’s struggle to wrest her First Amendment rights from a repressive press last week, when Scott Baio was being victimized by liberals on Twitter. For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a social networking site that allows you to defend freedom without putting down your mobile cellular device. After some liberal interlopers criticized Scott for bragging (understandably) that his wife had called Barack Obama a “shitfuck” (or something), the former actor and celebrity argued powerfully that he was being victimized by people who wanted to take away his right to free speech. One can only imagine how it must have felt to him to receive such “Tweets”—I think of the SS officer’s knock on Anne Frank’s family’s door, or a similarly chilling image.

How did we Americans come to enjoy this privilege? Well, the Founding Fathers were sensitive men. Madison, in particular, was known to sulk after even good-natured ribbing. Once, during an evening at Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan, John Jay alluded jokingly to the amount of time the Virginian had taken to write his latest installment of the Federalist Papers. Madison’s sour vibe killed the rest of the evening for Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and the rest present. And other documents suggest that this was only one example of Madison doing this sort of thing.

When the others criticized aspects of his anti-federalism, Madison wrote his wife, Dolly, “I hate these motherf***ers!! Who the f*** do they think they are? Don’t these affholes know who I am? Is it because I own flaves? Yeah, that’s it, they think everyone from the fouth is ftupid!” (Madison Collection, University of Virginia Library)

And that’s how the First Amendment got written. If anything in all this is surprising, it’s that they forgot to put this in the regular Constitution and had to stick it in an amendment at all.

[Mrs. B. Wright, aka Wingnutte, is the author of her town’s ballot amendment to proclaim climate change a myth. She lives with her college-age daughter and owns a megaphone. You can follow her on Twitter at @Wingnutte.]

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October 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

William Shatner Reads Sarah Palin Farewell Speech

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[As I figured, NBC took the clip from Youtube.  You can now find it on Hulu]

I don’t know how long this will stay up, but it’ll probably move to Hulu.   Performance by the great William Shatner – Words by Sarah Palin

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July 28, 2009 at 7:59 am

Sarah, Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Forever

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Usually, when I go a day without blogging, it means either I was very busy or I was working on something blog related. I was inspired yesterday to work on a Sarah Palin video. I went so far as to figure out how to get audio from Youtube (as well as video…just not together). My new computer does a great job of taking out vocals and I was going to use it to remove Billy Joel from Say Goodbye to Hollywood. Unfortunately, Billy Joel isn’t that easy to get rid of. When I burned the CD, there were his vocals. I tried a karaoke backing track, but it kept in too many backgrounds competing with my lyrics.

You guys definitely missed out. I will say, my singing voice is amazing. I have a 9 octave range and I consider myself one of the last of the great singer songwriters. Here are the song lyrics that I would have sung:

Sarah’s headin’ to Wasilla tonight
Left behind her spa class tanning bed.
Playing point guard on this team, call a screen
Higher calling’s what she said.
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye, my baby
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye you betcha.

Quitting’s not something easy to do
But the press has been so mean everywhere
She’s like MJ quitting the Bulls
When he decided baseball was his career
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye, my baby
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye, you betcha

Chorus:
Movin’ on is a chance you take
When you decide to run – for governor
You get one chance to run
Then you find that the chance you had
Is gone forever
Forever

So many people quit every day
Shelley Long
Comes to mind for leaving Cheers
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
You know Brett Favre retires every year.
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye, my baby
Say goodbye to Anchorage
Say goodbye, you betcha

There’s a video of Billy Joel doing the original here, if you’re not familiar with the song. Needless to say, it was your loss.

I decided instead to make a montage, but between getting new blank CDs, finding pictures, editing, playing with a few new toys, and then dealing with Youtube’s obnoxious copyright policy where music is concerned, you’re looking at about 15 hours work. Phew.

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July 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm