Friday, October 11, 2013

New Horizons (Updated)

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Fall is on its way to the Brazos Valley. In this part of Texas that means 85 degree days, instead of 95-100 degree days, but some nights have been downright cool (lows around 60 degrees), and I can feel the crispness in the air. With the changing of the season comes a change in focus for this editor. I have a new project in the works, and I can't get it off the ground and continue publishing The SPJ at the same time. There just aren't enough hours in the day.

For quite some time now, I feel like I've been preaching to the choir. There are plenty of other Palin blogs around which do a fine job of getting the governor's message out to Palinistas. I'm a contributor and editor at one of them - US for Palin, where I will continue on as an occasional contributor.
Update: I'll also be blogging at LoneStar Conservative
.But Sarah Palin's message needs to go out to a much wider audience, and that's what the new project is all about. It's a more broadly-based website which will focus on news, opinion and culture with a right of center perspective. Gov. Palin and the late Andrew Breitbart have emphasized that we conservatives must become more engaged in the culture, and that's what I intend to do with the new site. I've named it The Pipeline, and the theme is "News, Politics and Culture from the Conservative Current."

My business partner in the new venture is an old college chum who now lives in Oz, and some day we hope to have an Australian edition of The Pipeline to complement the U.S. site. There's a conservative revival of sorts going on in Oz right now, so the timing may be just right for a launch there soon. Much like what has happened stateside, the left got in power in Australia, predictably overreached, and the people recoiled in disgust. We will see evidence of that recoil here, I believe, in the results of the 2014 mid term elections.

In closing, I want to express heartfelt thanks to those who supported this blog over the years in its various incarnations. Your generous donations got this editor through some very lean times, and I very much appreciate you. Look for the "Regarding Sarah" series of posts to continue at a new home -- US for Palin -- along with my other contributions there. And look for the launch of The Pipeline soon!


- JP

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sarah Palin: Rally for Lonegan and stop DC-inspired nonsense like this

Posted on Facebook Thursday night by Gov. Palin:

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- JP

Gov.Palin: Hope to see you at the rally in NJ Saturday for Steve Lonegan

Sarah Palin shared a Timeline Photo Thursday on Facebook:

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More info on the rally in NJ this Saturday for Steve Lonegan. Hope to see you there!
- JP

Sarah Palin: I hope Weiner continues to be a spokesman for the liberal cause

Gov. Palin, via Facebook late Wednesday night:
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Kudos to Sean Hannity for his hard hitting interview with Anthony Weinerinterview with Anthony Weiner. See video of it below.

Really, liberals, to think you supported this fine gent in Congress all those years with minions in the media propping him up? Hmmmmmm. I hope Weiner continues to be a spokesman for the liberal cause because his position pretty much says it all.

Just as interesting juxtaposition to show what average Americans think of members of Congress like Anthony Weiner and the permanent political class in D.C., I’m pasting below a letter that was posted online in various forums. It was apparently sent by a gentlemen in Washington state to his senators. I don’t know this gentleman and can’t verify the authenticity of the letter, but its words ring true with the sound wisdom of We the People.

Here’s the letter:
April 3, 2013
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC, 20510

Dear Senator:

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important - honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. "Obama Care," a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it, substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters," consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know - (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net" has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps - pretty much all Democratic voters - and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 - 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator, while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go online where many others will have the chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off, while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Bill Schoonover
Here’s the video of Hannity’s interview with Anthony Weiner:
- JP

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gov. Palin: Please join Mark Levin and me Saturday in NJ for Steve Lonegan

Sarah Palin and Mark Levin will campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan this weekend in New Egypt, NJ, as both she and the conservative author and talk show host announced Wednesday night on Facebook

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- JP

Sarah Palin: Fight back against the politically correct Scrooges

Wednesday Gov. Palin published a follow up to her Tuesday post about the war on Christmas via Facebook:
Yesterday I posted an article about how school officials in Wisconsin told their choir director to scale down the “Jesus” songs in their Christmas program.

So now kids can’t sing about Christ at Christmas?

Stories like that compelled me to write my new book. Coming out in November, my book “Good Tidings and Great Joy” will address issues just like this. But I do more than just describe the problem; I tell you how to fight back against those politically correct Scrooges who seem to hate not just a beautiful holiday, but an entire faith. These solutions are interwoven with stories about our Christmas traditions, my family’s recipes, and personal photos.

You can see the book cover and even pre-order a copy here:

And here’s the Todd Starnes’ article about the Wisconsin school district:

- Sarah Palin

Good Tidings and Great Joy: Perfecting the Heart of Christmas

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In her New York Times bestsellers Going Rogue and America by Heart, Sarah Palin revealed the strong Christian faith that has guided her life and family. In Good Tidings and Great Joy she calls for bringing back the freedom to express the Christian values of the season...
- JP