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In light of today's huge news events in the Mid-East, our Hannity appearance tonight has been postponed until later this week. Hannity should make an announcement about it tonight. Hang in there.... we'll still tape it tonight and you'll see it soon. Our national security takes precedent over any boCross-posted at SarahNET
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ps. We'll still be on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning.
The governor also posted photos of the girls from their recent hunting trip with Todd and friends.
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Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country's fiscal standing. "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government," says Palin.
"It is nothing short of appalling that President Obama couldn't even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it's $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she's not responsible for adding trillions to it..."
A new book by my father and brother (Chuck Heath and Chuck Heath, Jr.) will be out on September 25. The book chronicles our family's experiences in Alaska and how the adventure of growing up in the Last Frontier helped shape us. You can follow this link to see the schedule for their upcoming book tour and media appearances:Cross-posted at SarahNET
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I don’t normally read “true crime” books, and I’ve certainly never written a review of one, but Errol Morris’ new book, “A Wilderness of Error,” isn’t typical of the genre. It’s much more interesting and I think important. It’s a book about the failings of a legal system administered by very fallible human beings, and it’s a book about how we buy into false media narratives that tidy up uncomfortably complex stories and give us permission to call off any further search for truth – and, yes, Morris argues with refreshing clarity that objective truth is real and worthy of being sought after despite the pretentious nonsense preached in faculty lounges about all truth being relative. In fact, he argues passionately that the search for truth is what journalism and justice is all about.Cross-posted at US for Palin and SarahNET
Morris describes how false narratives can become a sort of prison. He opens by reminding us of the story of “The Count of Monte Cristo” – the novel about an innocent man who escapes from the seemingly inescapable island prison he was sent to. Morris writes that today we have an even worse prison than that fictional one – only ours is “built out of newsprint and media. A prison of beliefs. You can escape from prison, but how do you escape from a convincing story? After enough repetitions, the facts come to serve the story and not the other way around. Like kudzu, suddenly the story is everywhere and impenetrable.”
Like a relentless gardener, Morris tries to remove the “impenetrable” vines forming one such prison. Most people of a certain age will recall the story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald. People remember him as the Green Beret doctor who killed his family and blamed it on hippies. That quick description also conveniently sums up the conventional narrative about him. The murders of his wife and two little daughters in 1970 at Fort Bragg were monstrous, and for the last three decades society has been content to know that MacDonald is serving three life sentences for the crime. But Morris asks his readers to consider something very upsetting: What if this man is innocent? How horrible is it to imagine a man first having to witness the brutal murder of his family and then being falsely convicted for it and spending over thirty years in prison?
Morris, an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker whose past work was instrumental in freeing a man falsely convicted of murder, takes apart the key elements of the MacDonald case bit by bit. As the New York Times reviewer put it, “[Morris] will leave you 85 percent certain that Mr. MacDonald is innocent. He will leave you 100 percent certain he did not get a fair trial.” But how did we not hear about this sooner? The incompetent and corrupt manner in which this case was handled is outrageous. The errors are glaring. In order to comfortably be assured that MacDonald got a fair trial and is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” we have to forget a number of significant facts.
Forget the fact that a racist good old boy judge was openly contemptuous and hostile to MacDonald’s Jewish lead defense attorney and his opinion seeped into his decisions. Forget the fact that the prosecution withheld evidence and lab reports (and, according to new evidence, actually threatened the key defense witness to make her change her testimony). Forget the fact that the crime scene itself was badly mishandled – with evidence moved, destroyed, contaminated, and even stolen. Forget the fact that MacDonald had no motive for the crime, and that the in-laws who testified against his character had previously testified under oath praising his character. And most of all, forget the fact that MacDonald gave the police who arrived at the crime scene detailed descriptions of four suspects, and the police had spotted a woman who fit his description wandering around his neighborhood at 3 a.m. while they were on their way to the crime scene. Forget the fact that this same suspect also coincidentally confessed to multiple people that she and three men who fit MacDonald’s descriptions were involved in the murder of his family. Forget the fact that she was spotted that night with these three men by multiple witnesses – including by a witness who saw blood on her boots. Forget the fact that one of the men also confessed to the murders. Forget the fact that they even confessed to having a clear motive for wanting to commit the crime specifically against MacDonald and his family.
So, how was the public convinced that MacDonald was guilty despite all of these “reasonable doubts”?
Enter my old neighbor Joe McGinniss...
“And now we're looking at a socialized medicine program that takes away 17% of our economy, that takes away your ability to manage your own health and puts it in the hands of the government and a panel of 15 iPad bureaucrats that Sarah Palin correctly identified. That has got to go.”Lee Stranahan:
“True Story: When I was on the left and worked for MoveOn, they asked me to find a clip of Palin saying she could see Russia from her house.”Brien F. Lundin:
“In New Orleans, Gov. Palin will participate in our Summit on America's Future panel with Charles Krauthammer and Rick Santelli, and give a rousing closing address. In the process, she will reveal the dire stakes in this year's national election, and what you can do to prepare regardless of the outcome.”Rob Long:
“This is Obama's Jimmy Carter moment. And Palin is pressing the case.”Ed Driscoll:
“It’s one thing for John McCain to get blown out by Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican Convention in 2008 — he was old and tired, and she was new and fresh and energetic, and the audience — and even the MSM for that one night before they went into full-blown destruction mode — loved her. But the mediocre Biden was deliberately hired in 2008 to make Obama look more impressive in comparison.”The Virginian:
“I wish that President Palin had been running the country for the last 4 years. We would now be on the way to genuine energy independence and not have lost billions in ‘green’ payoffs to bundlers.”Jim Geraghty:
“Remember, the McCain-Palin ticket had a lead in the RealClearPolitics average from September 7 to September 15. Everything Obama had done before — the victory over Hillary, the speech on race relations after the Jeremiah Wright controversy arose, the big crowd in Berlin, the stadium speech in Denver — all wiped away instantly by the Palin excitement. Voters weren’t in love with the then-mandate-free notion of Obamacare, or his foreign-policy vision, or the Biden pick, or anything else. Then Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, Obama took the lead, and didn’t look back.”Mychal Massie:
“For those who may have forgotten, Rove constantly ridiculed Sarah Palin when she was the vice presidential candidate, even as he now lauds Paul Ryan for having the same skill set Palin displayed as governor.”T.D.:
“According to NBC-Wall Street Journal polling among registered voters, no other vice presidential candidate from 2000 to the present has gained more votes for the ticket than Sarah Palin who had a positive vote getting effect on an astounding 34% of registered voters... Ryan has shown himself to be a strong campaigner with a clear, concise message. So far he and his family have not been targeted with the media personal vendetta aimed at Palin and her family in 2008.”Daily Mail (UK):
“Mrs Palin scored in the 95th percentile.”John Jannarone:
“Viewership for the Republican National Convention plunged sharply on its second night compared with the same evening of 2008, when Sarah Palin made her debut as the vice presidential nominee. An average of 21.9 million viewers tuned into the nine broadcast and cable networks that were broadcasting convention proceedings Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was 41% less than the 37.2 million who tuned in the same night four years ago, the research firm said.”Ed Morrissey:
“Palin obviously isn’t passionate about Mitt Romney as a GOP nominee, which surprises no one. But she does see the practical issue of the election in clear precision.”Mike Flynn:
“Brunner had the backing of many GOP insiders because of his ability to partially self-fund his race. Steelman had the backing of Sarah Palin. They both lost to Akin in large part because Sen. McCaskill ran a lot of ads ‘attacking’ him for being too conservative. (Think of it as a Republican dog-whistle.) Among the two, Steelman probably has the edge as the GOP may want to put the Akin debacle to rest by nominating a woman. It is also expected that Palin would campaign aggressively for Steelman, which would be helpful as 2012 is turning out to be a base election.”Ted Cruz:
“If you look at the Senate races across the country this cycle and last cycle, Governor Palin has had a game-changing impact, one after the other.”Edward Olshaker:
“As Bill Maher continues to attack Palin with the vilest language that can be used against a woman, an Obama super-PAC gladly keeps his million-dollar donation, while the president approves, knowing the mainstream media would never report a story that might damage his significant lead with female voters. Vulgar insults of Palin and her daughters never stop, and Obama never stops signaling his approval.”Christian Toto:
“What about the other, darker side of Letterman's public and private persona? He publicly called Sarah Palin a ‘slutty flight attendant,’ made a crude sexual joke about her teen-age daughter and riffed about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's derriere.”Mytheos Holt:
“Sarah Palin has been out of the news for a while. Moreover, she has mainly confined her focus to the GOP (endorsing candidates, etc.). Yet apparently for Democrats, Palin is still an oppressive, frightening presence whom they loathe so much they won’t even mention her name. Witness this story from Red Alert Politics, in which DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard compared Palin to the villain of the Harry Potter series – namely, the murderous, psychopathic, child-murdering, Hitler-esque racist terrorist leader, Lord Voldemort...”Dr. Boyce Watkins:
“What struck me most watching Paul Ryan brilliantly deliver his speech was an unmistakable sense of wholesomeness which emanated from the man. It is the same quality possessed by Sarah Palin which is as repulsive to the modern Democratic Party and mainstream media as showing Dracula the cross.”Dan Popkey:
“Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, will appear with former presidential hopefuls Rudy Giuliani and Steve Forbes for the all-day "PowerUp Live Boise" event in Nampa just 20 days before the presidential election.”Kevin Fobbs:
“The recent RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida was missing one of its most essential conservative ingredients to showcase the essence of the conservative 2010 Republican comeback story. That comeback was largely due to the grassroots organizing tenacity of Sarah Palin... Palin not only helped develop the new political conservative narrative for America, her heart and her soul is the heart and soul of every American patriot who does not need to watch a political convention to be told and shown what is relevant to them.”- JP
President Obama is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues that are of utmost importance to our country. His economic and foreign policy blunders are manifesting chaos. On the same day when we see more chaos erupting in the Middle East and President Obama declaring that Egypt is no longer considered our ally, the Federal Reserve announced that it will spend $40 billion a month to purchase mortgage-backed securities with no end date set. QE3 is upon us.Cross-posted at SarahNET
In a speech nearly two years ago, I asked: “If [QE2] doesn’t work, what do we do then? Print even more money? What’s the end game here? Where will all this money printing on an unprecedented scale take us? Do we have any guarantees that QE2 won’t be followed by QE3, 4, and 5, until eventually – inevitably – no one will want to buy our debt anymore? What happens if the Fed becomes not just the buyer of last resort, but the buyer of only resort?”
As predicted, QE3 is upon us. Is it any wonder that the dollar is down against major currencies? This temporary, artificial economic “stimulus” bought at the expense of high inflation is no substitute for a stable currency and genuine long-term economic recovery. This is what happens when big government centralized planners try to “plan” our economy. President Obama is no doubt happy, though, that this latest sugar fix comes 53 days before the election.
- Sarah Palin
Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)Cross-posted at US for Palin and SarahNET
But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?
It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.
- Sarah Palin
We remember that eleven years ago today nearly three thousand of our fellow Americans were killed by evil men. Every year on the anniversary of 9-11, we read out the names of those who died and comfort their families, and at military recruiting centers throughout the country, young men and women choose this day to enlist to serve their fellow Americans and ensure that something like this never happens again. While some try to move on with their lives and let the tragedy of that day recede in their memories, our men and women in uniform remain ever vigilant for us.- JP
Today, let’s take time to remember the victims of September 11. Let’s say a prayer for their families. Let’s comfort their children left behind. And let’s also remember our men and women in uniform who enlist to protect us from tragedies like this. Let’s remember that American troops are still fighting in Afghanistan now, and they’re dying this year at an average of one a day. Let’s never forget the heavy price they pay to keep us free.
- Sarah Palin
President Obama took center stage last night at the DNC, but are voters really buying his plan? Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin weighs in tonight on 'Hannity'9PM Eastern/8PM Central Time, and the video posted here as soon as it is available.
Looking forward to the Season Finale of "Stars Earn Stripes" tonight at 8/7c on NBC! It's been such a great show that honors our military and raises money for charities that help our troops and first responders.'Stars Earn Stripes' Todd Palin: 'Our minds think we're 20, but our bodies remind us that we're not'