Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sarah Palin: Overtaking Barack Obama?

Truck driver tells us how he really feels about Obama . . .

Greg H. posted some interesting (and positive) comments (below in italics) about how Gov. Palin is doing in the blogosphere. Things are moving very much in the right direction for Sarag Palin. If we achieve a grassroots efforts that is truly huge -- and I believe we will -- we can win the presidential election in 2012. Frankly, it's as much up to us as it is to Gov. Palin.

In many of the states won by Obama (including FL, IN, OH, MI, and some others) the economic situation is calamitous, with unemployment up in the double-digits. On issues like cap and trade, healthcare, and immigration reform, Obama must get legislation passed this year or he can forget about it through the balance of his first (and last) term.

On my DraftPalin2012 blog, I posted this weekend Cindy R's useful comments on how bloggers can take steps that will move the online momentum even more in Gov. Palin's direction. Sarah is counterattacking very effectively against the liberal mudslingers. She neturalized (neutered?) Letterman with her comments labeling him a dirty old man, and she nailed John Kerry ("Why the long face, John?") late last week. Obama and his minions (mainly Axelrod, Soros, Emanuel, Begala, and Carville) remain very worried about her.

The 2012 election is of course a long time away; however, the election will be "won" -- the foundations for winning be set -- in 2009 and 2010.

Greg H. wrote:

I always read the comment sections on news stories and blogs related to Gov. Palin, and have noticed that there are an increasing number of positive comments being left, particularly at the Anchorage Daily News, Boston Herald, and other papers. Some of the anti-Palin bogs are getting a lot of pro-Palin comments left on them as well. More and more blogs that have never mentioned her before are now posting positive stuff about her from time to time. Gov. Palin's Facebook is fast approaching 560,000 up about 15,000 in the last 2 weeks, and she is approaching 40,000 followers on Twitter.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blogging Successfully for Sarah Palin

I don't know how many of you are doing this, but please sign up for google alerts on Sarah Palin. It will give you an insight into what is being said of her. One thing I am noticing is that she is now starting to get almost as much positive coverage on the blogs defending her as she was once being slammed.

We need to continue this effort.If you have a blog, one way to insure what you post makes its way into google alerts, page rank, and other search engines is to register your blog with technorati (which is a crock, I know). Also do the same with site meter, and make sure you are doing everything to insure google page rank on the blog.

It's a pain, but it will make a huge difference. It's also a game, but if you begin playing it correctly it is only going to benefit Sarah Palin.

I've noticed a change as the misc. bloggers for Palin are growing more sophisticated online and with their blogs. We are starting to turn the tide, but need to do more.The more SP blogs play the little page rank and site meter games, the more their presence is felt on line. It is nice to have the huge blogging effort - but only a handful of the blogs are being noticed, primarily because of lack of sophistication.

Check The Pink Flamingo - (No, for once not a shameless plug for traffic) and see the things I do, some of them hidden to schlep for page rank.

Also, sign up for feedburner - this is terribly important. Do a RSS feed for your blog.Cindy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sarah Palin and Michael Jackson

Sarah Palin and Michael Jackson? One of them has been a positive role model for Americans -- Sarah -- and the other -- Michael -- was something much less. Sarah's motto has been, "Serve the people." Michael's motto apparently was: "Serve yourself."

On the terrific Black Conservatives Group on Yahoo, David S. wrote the following: "My challenge is explaining to my almost 15-year-old kids about the "other" Michael Jackson because the only one they know is the circus freak show he became over the last 10-15 years. I am not sure they grasp just what a huge deal he was as part of the J5 and then in his Off The Wall/Thriller/Bad days...."

Here's what I wrote about Jackson:

DS, you defined the "two Michael Jacksons" very well. I find the national donning of sackcloth and ashes over Michael's death to be almost as creepy as he was in the last 15 years of his life. Celebrities -- including Michael and Elvis Presley -- fall into a pattern of life, complete with drug addiction, that is unsustainable. Yes, Michael was a very talented singer and dancer, but there many other people, much less well known, who are contributing a great deal more to humanity.

Let's be real: Michael didn't find a cure for cancer. He didn't write something equivalent to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. He didn't paint the "Mona Lisa." To pretend that his accomplishments in "pop culture" were a sign of greatness is ridiculous. Ten to fifteen years from now he will have become "Michael Who?"

Michael was spending tens of millions a year. He was reportedly $500 million in debt. What if even a portion of that money had been used for causes other than self-indulgence? For example, what if he'd contributed, say, $100 million (pocket change to him) to reward exceptional students in the Black community?

Exaggerating Michael's accomplishments is itself part of the "culture of corruption" that afflicts our society. Rest in peace, Michael, the peace you never achieved in life.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NEDA: Iranian Heroine, American Heroine

Below, Neda Agha-Soltan, the young women on YouTube who was killed on the street of Teheran by the same people Obama wanted to invite over for hot dogs. The problem with Obama is that he spent so much time in Chicago that he thinks evil is normal. "It's amazing . . . WOMEN are leading the revolution in Iran." (Frank Luntz) Sarah Palin said essentially the same thing on Twitter last Sunday.

Glenn Beck Lacks Common Sense

Down below you'll find (in italics) the now famous letter from the 53-year-old woman in California who basically says to the Democrat and Republican parties "a pox on both your houses." Glenn Beck, who's trying hard to position himself as "the common sense guy," read the entire piece on his show.

Beck is one of those "average Americans" who makes perhaps $7-$10 million a year, but is "one of us." Yeah, sure, right. He is a guy who excels at shaking the money tree.I could go on and on about both Glenn and the "woman from California," but they are profoundly wrong about there being no difference between the two parties.

Judge for yourself: the dozen major complaints about government the woman has about government are the dozen major complaints most Republicans, including those in Congress, have about the (Obama/Reid/Pelosi) government. If her complaints -- and Glenn's - are about the Democrat leftists in Washington, then they should say so.

Pretending that everybody is equally responsible de-energizes people and convinces them that ANY actions are futile. Claiming both parties are "equally bad" and that all politicians are dishonest is itself a form of dishonesty. People like Sarah Palin, Haley Barbour, and Tom Coburn essentially agree with the woman on issues, but I doubt a single Democrat in Congress buys into her views on what government is doing badly.Yes, I realize a number of people like Glenn Beck. Often, I agree with him also.

But I truly wonder what the man is up to. Is he primarily (or exclusively?) an entertainer? For a man who claims to value common sense, his failure to distinguish between the two parties displays an appalling lack of brainpower. I have news for Glenn and his California woman: whining endlessly about "THEM" accomplishes nothing. And going on a "comedy tour" convinces Beck's critics that he's nothing more than a jokester and self-promoter.

If Beck believes the Republicans are right MOST OF THE TIME, then he should say so. If he doesn't believe that, he should pay closer attention. At this stage of my life, I'm not seeking publicity, but I'd be very willing to discuss these issues with Beck, but somehow, I don't think he'd take me up on that. Letter from California woman follows:

Make your voice heard!your friends...

GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership:

I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why -- what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. outsIf there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try -- please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law.

I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when he will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

Sadly, if "we the people are coming" with the message delivered by Beck and the California woman, then no one in power will pay any attention to us.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Palin Twitters for Iranian Protestors

Sarah Palin has joined the "Twitter Movement" in support of the Iranians fighting for what Gov. Palin believes in: "freedom, tolerance, and opportunity."

On Suinday, Palin tweeted the following: "Women worldwide watching Iran protests led by women demanding fair election & equality; their voices loud, strong; they will usher in change."

Barack Obama, as always playing the game of being "cool" and "calculating" has forgotten what Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Indpendence, that all mankind is "endowed by the Creator [whatever name we call Him] with certain inalienable rights . . . [including] life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Those words apply to ALL human beings, including Iranians. It's time for Obama to start reminding Ahmadinejad and the "Supreme Ayatollah" of the need to respect fundamental human rights.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Twitter: Support Iran's "Green Revolution"

Unlike Barack Obama, who's afraid of his own anorexic shadow, freedom-loving people around the world are in total support of Iran's "Green Revolution." We do not want to negotiate with the hateful Ahmadinejad and the crazed "Supreme Ayatollah." We want Iran to realize the great promise of its wonderful people. Elyse, president of the pro-military Eagles UP! sent me the following message that shows how you can use Twitter to back the Green Revolution.

Having a newly created Twitter account, I have found many things and why Twitter is so important where this Iranian revolt is concerned.

Iran, trying to silence the web and prevent people from getting out news and video, have cut the bandwith in half, in addition to blocking some websites. They can't block Twitter only it allows you to type 140 characters at a time, which is VERY little bandwith -- in addition to people being able to do this from the cell phones. Iran knows this and are trying to trace people registered with a Tehran time zone to prevent them from communicating to the outside world.

There is a revolt going on for this on Twitter. If you have not created an account- this is the reason you should- even if you don't care to ever twitter. Create a free account and set your time zone to Tehran (GMT + 3.30). In addition, when you have your setting saved, please visit this link to make your picture to a green block, which shows support for the people in Iran. If you have a picture already, it adds a green tint.

If you want to follow the live updates from Tehran, put #iranelection in the search (do type the # sign).

You can create the account and set it for Tehran and leave it alone and never check twitter again, This helps the people stay under the radar, as their government isn't coming after us!! This helps the people get out their words, without the worry of complete stiffling from the government.

If you have no other reason to have a twitter account, now you do. Stand up with the people seeking freedom in Iran, by this little five minute and free task.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Webathon for Palin's Legal Expenses

I wanted to remind everyone that a fine web site, is holding a "webathon" to enable Gov. Sarah Palin to retire her expenses for the rash of frivolous law suits, all of which have ben dismissed, filed against her by Obama supporters. The Obama-bots, ever irresponsible, ever up for dirty tricks and gutter politics, fear Gov. Palin more than anyone else in the world.

Dr. Jack Wheeler recently predicted that Gov. Palin would win the most electoral votes in 2012 . . . but he added that Obama, ACORN, and the truncheon carrying Black Panthers would try to steal the election. I believe Dr. Wheeler is right on the money in his prediction, but we have a surprise in store for Obama and his mud-slinging minions.

I hope everyone will contribute to the Webathon by going to The minimum contribution is $5 while the maximum is $150. I feel certain in saying that a contribution of any amount will be much appreciated.

Thanks for your continuing support of Gov. Palin. If you make a contribution through the Webathon, please send an e-mail directed to: You're all the greatest.

Friday, June 19, 2009

2012: Palin Wins, Obama Steals

Why doesn't Barack Obama criticize the government of Iran for the massive voter fraud and the beatings and killing of young dissidents? One reason may be that he, along with Axelrod and Emanuel, looks at Iran's behavior as a model for their own, particularly in the 2010 and 2012 2012 elections. The story below by Dr. Jack Wheeler is an eye-opener.

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Friday, 19 June 2009

Massive electoral fraud to re-elect a president, massive public protests against the fraud, massive repression by the regime of the protestors - including beatings and killings.

That's what's happening in Iran in June 2009. It could also be what will happen in America in November 2012.

One of the dots connecting the two is a 74 year-old guy named Gerald Walpin. That's Walpin as in WalpinGate, the emerging scandal over Zero's illegally firing him as Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its AmeriCorps program.

Zero's media fellatrices such as the New York Times or MSNBC have either ignored or dismissed the story. His media critics such as Glenn Beck or the Washington Times have narrowly focused the scandal on Zero's firing Walpin because he had exposed the fraud of Zero's friend, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Johnson is a red herring. Zero, as a master of misdirection, is hoping folks will think he's just trying to protect a friend. The stakes are astronomically higher than that. Kevin Johnson was a famous NBA basketball player in 1990s who went on to found a nonprofit organization, St. Hope Academy, which received close to $850,000 in federal grants from AmeriCorps from 2004 to 2007. In June 2008, he was elected Sacramento's mayor.

By September, Walpin's IG office had uncovered so much misuse of AmeriCorps' money by Johnson that he agreed to repay half of it. AmeriCorps was founded during the Clinton presidency. On April 22, President Zero signed a National Service bill tripling the program's budget to $5.7 billion, which will greatly increase payments to AmeriCorps "volunteers" and expand their numbers to 250,000.

On May 29, "America's first black Attorney General" Eric Holder dismissed a default judgment against Black Panthers caught on videotape intimidating voters with nightsticks during the November 4, 2008 presidential election.

Yesterday (6/17), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced that she will refuse to answer any questions for the 2010 national census other than the number of people in her household for fear that the information will be "abused" by ACORN census-takers.

Consider that the Saul Alinsky black racist-fascist community organizers of ACORN, the Black Panther thugs, and the quarter-million AmeriCorps "volunteers" are going to merge into one giant voter intimidation organization controlled by Michelle Obama via her chief of staff, Jackie Norris.

Think back now to last summer, when Candidate Zero talked of creating a "civilian national security force" that would be "just as strong and well-funded" as our military forces.

Yes, he wants his own basiji. The basiji are the hired "voluntary militia" plain-clothes government thugs you see beating people to death with truncheons in Iran. Their clones are coming to America.

American Basiji will be billion-dollar funded, will massively distort the 2010 census figures in Zero's favor, and by 2012 will be armed. Backed up by Zero's media whores, voter fraud orders of magnitude greater than any in U.S. history will be committed in broad daylight. Then the Second American Revolution begins - because the one great difference between Iran 2009 and America 2012 is 200 million guns in private hands, hands that know how to use them as opposed to ACORN amateurs.

Which is why between now and then you will see growing hysterical demonization of gun-owning "right-wing extremists." Gun confiscation is a necessary condition for Zero's 2012 electoral fraud to succeed.We no longer live in normal times.

We are soon going to be living in revolutionary times, as the people of Iran are now. If Iran is not to be the template for America then the struggle against Zero's Basiji has to begin in 2010, not 2012. And well before the November mid-term elections, but in March when the Census is initiated.

Refuse to answer any questions, such as regarding your age or race - or alternatively, state your race as "human" - other than the number of people in your household.

Then in November, be prepared for Basiji Trial Runs in your voting district.And in the meantime, work with outfits like ResistNet or FreedomWorks, and be sure and participate in a July 4th Tea Party. According to TeaPartyDay, TEA - Taxed Enough Already - parties are registered to take place in 1,230 cities. Organize and prepare.

On November 6, 2012, a Republican - my bet is that she will be Sarah Palin - will be elected president amidst massive violence and voter intimidation, defeating Zero (unless we can impeach him or otherwise cause him to resign first).

Within hours after the polls close, Zero will nonetheless be declared the winner via massive voter fraud. Then it's tea party time for real. Lock and load. If we're prepared, Zero's Basiji won't stand a chance.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Letterman Loses Olive Garden Sponsor

David Letterman, who'd previously lost ads from Hellman's and Embassy Suites, has now lost ads from Olive Garden. Thanks to Angela for the following information

"On a more serious front, I sincerely hope that when the president goes in for his annual check-up, the doctors at Bethesda will do a brain scan. Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

Olive Garden pulls Letterman Ads (Guess where I’m having dinner tonight?)

Yes, I know Gov. Palin has moved on from Letterman controversy, but it's essential to keep the pressure on America's "Late-Night Dirty Old Man." Letterman's penchant for cynicism, materialism, and sexual perversion will not go away without our demanding that he be removed from TV.

The battle to return America's culture to one of which we can all be proud has begun, and we're starting to win.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Palin Can Win in 2012

Designed for a typical American family of four, this is the new "ObamaMobile" created by Government Motors, formerly known as GM.

All groups and individuals that support Sarah for President in 2012 need to emphasize simple, practical steps that will build her formidable grassroots effort. By practical and simple, I mean reaching out to "Aunt Edna" and "Cousin Bob" to get them to become part of Sarah's team. If every strong backer of Sarah can bring in two or three more people -- something that shouldn't be too difficult -- we establish a framework for winning.

Fan clubs are great, but the fans tend not to reach outside the core group. They talk a lot to themselves and each other, which can be something like a car spinning its wheels. People -- especially young people -- have to find out that it's trendy -- cool -- to support Sarah Palin. We also need to spread doubts about Obama's commitment to American values and about his intelligence, which is highly suspect.

Remember, Obama is the guy who called his own Secretary of Defense (Bob Gates) "Bill Gates," who is the guy at Microsoft. Obama is the "constitutional lawyer," who has never written an article or even a footnote on constitutional law. Even conservatives like Charles Krauthammer call him "brilliant," but where's the evidence of that brilliance?

Obama is the guy who's given an Inaugural Address and a spech at the D-Day ceremony. Can anyone in America (other than Michelle) remember even a single word or phrase from those "brilliant" speeches? I can still go around quoting JFK nearly 50 years after his Inauguration. Without the TelePrompter, Obama would have to take a vow of silence.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sarah Palin Stock Rising Rapidly

On Tuesday about noon, I'll have up much more material about Gov. Palin and the effort to get David Letterman fired for his disgusting comments about a 14-year-old girl. In the meantime, please check out two outstanding articles about Gov. Palin. Our goal with dirtbags like Letterman is to put them out of business. Tuesday's NY City demonstration in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater is an important step in that process.

Here's one by Mike Devine from Charlotte, NC:

Here's another one from a top-flight site, the
Sarah Palin - The 21st Century "It" Girl

Wednesday Column on Letterman Controversy is Below:

I got a letter from a friend in the "Murtha Must Go" Movement (of which I'm also a member, although I believe it's one of the singularly least successful efforts in history) about why he thinks it's wrong for to urge the firing of David Letterman, which I continue to do. His comments you can find by scrolling down to the italicized section. My response to him is in the red.

Leo, with all due respect, I think you misunderstand the First Amendment. Government cannot suppress speech, it's true, but no one is asking the government to do that. No one has a constitutional right to be on TV, or even to have a job, and no one has a "right" to have people sponsor his comments. I don't have such "rights," and neither do you or David Letterman.

When you're opposing John Murtha, it's a good idea to ask why the robotic people in the 12th district keep electing him, even after he describes them as "racists" and "rednecks." A big part of the problem is the culture, which is determined by people like Letterman. If the culture is in the toilet, then we will continue to get people like Murtha . . . and "moonbats" will end up determining who runs the country, as happened in the last election.

Let me be crystal clear: I want to put people like David Letterman, Bill Maher, and Katie Couric out of business. I believe they and the people they influence do great damage to our country. Yes, they have a lifestyle, but they don't have even an elementary sense of right-and-wrong. They are dangerous.

Again, with all due respect, I think you're wrong -- profoundly so -- on this matter. I ask you to exercise your first amendment rights and complain to the FCC and CBS on this matter.

No one will "give" our country back to us. If we're to regain it, we must do so by the force of our words and actions. Currently, David Letterman has lost two of his sponsors, Hellman's and Embassy Suites. That's a start.

Friend's E-Mail Below: I don't think we need to get Letterman fired. Criticize? Absolutely. But when we go for the firing, we are no better than the moonbats who constantly utilize that tactic to silence their critics. I'm not saying that what Letterman said isn't abominable. But Freedom of speech (and Freedom to criticize that speech) are what we should be focusing on. I will not go down the road of thug tactics along with the moonbat left. Sincerely

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fire Letterman Movement Grows Rapidly

Tens of thousands of people across America are actively working to get David Letterman fired for his objectionable comments about Sarah Palin and her 14-year-old daughter. Following are contact links for you to contact Letterman's advertisers and explain why they should take their ad dollars elsewhere. Following the links is a column from Sunday by a major Palin supporter, columnist Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Toledo Blade. If Jack Kelly's column doesn't appear weekly in your own local newspaper, contact the paper's editor and ask him or her why not. In regard to the advertisers, please contact as many as your time allows.

LETTERMAN ADVERTISERS FOLLOW:, CBS Interactive, Inc.235 Second StreetSan Francisco, CA 94105Main: 415-344-2000

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Palin power: She's drawing big crowds and ignoring the D.C. cognoscenti
Sunday, June 14, 2009
By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President Barack Obama is, by far, the most popular politician in America. And there is little doubt who is No. 2.

The city of Auburn in upstate New York, population 28,574, held its first annual Founder's Day celebration June 6. The most famous of the city's fathers is William Seward, who as secretary of state purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.

To commemorate the event, the city council invited the current governor of Alaska. The parade featuring Sarah Palin drew more than 20,000 people, according to press reports.

The next day Ms. Palin traveled to Long Island to speak at a fund-raiser for a charity which aids the developmentally disabled. Before that, she and her daughter, Willow, attended a New York Yankees game at the invitation of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The day after that, Ms. Palin took part in a fund-raiser in Washington, D.C., for House and Senate Republicans at which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the keynote speaker."An attempt to have the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate speak at the dinner ... fell through when organizers feared she might upstage Gingrich," UPI reported.

It was a rare trip outside of Alaska for Ms. Palin, who since the election has been tending to her day job, and it produced plenty of snotty commentary.

Much of it came from "GOP insiders" in Washington who speak anonymously to journalists.

"Everyone seems to have a Sarah Palin story of ignored calls, mishandled invitations or unanswered e-mail," wrote columnist Kathleen Parker, who was severely critical of Ms. Palin last fall.

The subtext of Ms. Parker's column is that her anonymous confidantes are upset with Ms. Palin because she has not hired them to work on a presidential campaign she has not begun.

This presupposes both that Ms. Palin wants to run for president in 2012, and that if she does, it would be wise for her to start now.Both are dubious assumptions. Ms. Palin may wish to do the best job she can as governor, and to decide whether or not to seek re-election next year before deciding if she wants to run for president in 2012, 2016 or ever.

If Sarah Palin decides she's had her fill of public life, it could be because of the attention her visit drew from the likes of "comedian" David Letterman.

In his monologue Monday, Mr. Letterman "joked" about Ms. Palin's "slutty flight-attendant look," and made two awful jokes about her daughter, one implying she'd had sex with Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the other that she'd been a prostitute for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

"Laughter incited by sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/New York entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands -- that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contribute to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others," Ms. Palin responded when asked for comment.

That many liberals found Mr. Letterman's remarks humorous speaks not only to their depravity, but to their fear. The 20,000 who turned out to see Ms. Palin in Auburn testify to the fact that she strikes a responsive chord with ordinary people no other Republican does.

Liberals and some Beltway conservatives assert Ms. Palin is stupid. She frequently is misquoted -- most recently by Dan Balz in The Washington Post Wednesday -- to make her appear so.

But I'd say she got the better of it in her exchange with David Letterman. And her brief walk across the stage at the GOP dinner Monday drew more attention than Mr. Gingrich's stem-winding speech.

For someone who, according to the Washington cognoscenti, doesn't know what she's doing, she's doing pretty well.I don't think Sarah Palin has decided whether she'd like to live in the White House. But if she does, ignoring the conventional wisdom in Washington may be the best way to get there.

Jack Kelly is a columnist for the Post-Gazette and The (Toledo) Blade (, 412 263-1476).

Friday, June 12, 2009

David Letterman: Depraved, Degrading, Disgusting

If David Letterman dies a long, painful death and proceeds straight to Hell, it would be fine with me. Our goal for now is simple: TO PUT PEOPLE LIKE DAVID LETTERMAN OUT OF BUSINESS

I imagine you've heard about David Letterman's offensive and degrading comments about Sarah Palin and her 14-year-old daughter Willow. Among other things, Letterman called Gov. Palin a "slutty flight attendant." About Willow, he suggested she might be raped and "knocked up" on the Yankee Stadium Field by Alex Rodriguez.

Sean Hannity asked, "Where is the outrage from liberal women's groups?" Sean hasn't grasped yet that "liberal women's groups" have nothing to do with 90% of the women in America -- or the world.

I want to urge you to communicate your disgust with Letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Our goal must be to put people like Letterman out of business. In their celebration of depravity and degradation, they are doing great damage to our culture and our country.

How can you complain? You can do so by clicking on the link below supplied by my friend Sharin B. in California. (I've also supplied the response she got from the FCC, which shows that you will not be ignored.)

Thanks so much for your concern about this imporant matter -- and for passing this message on to your contacts. Material from Sharin follows:

I filed the FCC complaint. It was easy. Just say that it was the David Letterman program, 11:30 pm, June 9, CBS and then explain what was offensive. click the ONLINE FORM Federal Communications Commission - Obscene, Profane, and/or Indecent Material Complaint Form - (Form 475B)

Filing for: Sharin L has been received by the FCC

Thank you for contacting the Federal Communications Commission to share your concerns about inappropriate program material. It's against federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also against federal law to air indecent or profane programming during certain hours. The Commission is charged with enforcing the law that governs these types of broadcasts.

Your views and concerns about program material are important to us. The Commission will review what you have submitted carefully to determine whether it contains sufficient information to suggest that there has been a violation of the obscenity, indecency or profanity laws. If it appears that a violation may have occurred, the Enforcement Bureau will start an investigation, which may include a letter of inquiry to the broadcast station.

Further information about the complaint process is available on the Commission's web site at, and in our consumer fact sheet entitled "Obscene, Profane and Indecent Programming"

When inquiring about your complaint, be sure to reference the following confirmation number: FORM475B: 09-WB142.......

Additionally, be sure to mention that you filed this complaint over the Internet. Again, thank you for contacting us about this important issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Obama Equals Anger, Palin Joy

Thanks to Col. O. P. Ditch of "Vets for Palin," who sent me this picture of Sarah Palin at the big Republican bash last night in DC.

A friend in Illinois wrote me yesterday about the extreme anger he feels at the way Obama and his wrecking crew are demolishing all that's truly good about America. I replied with the following:

Dear Rich, you are not alone in your anger about the way Obama is chewing up and spitting out everything that is good about America. He lacks respect for life, and I'm not just talking about the unborn.

The Good News is that God wins out in the end, but sometimes it's a long journey to the end. Gov. Palin says that her little boy Trig is "perfect." She doesn't mean perfect in the world's sense, but perfect in that he's where God wants him to be and, more than that, he's WHAT God wants him to be.

When I went to the huge Sarah Palin rally in Oct. about 7 miles from where I live, I was one of the "greeters." I probably shook hands with 1,000 people, and there were so many mothers and children there that it just struck me how wonderful an experience this was for them. Sarah brought two of her own children along with her, Willow and Piper, two girls who were getting to see "the rest of America" for the first time. A great experience for me also.

Before the speech, the football coach at Beaver High got up and introduced Sarah and endorsed her. I thought it could be anymore "Western PA" if they tried. The crowd filled up the football stadium (capacity 6,500) and even took up every available space on the field.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Barack Obama: Ineligible for Presidency

Barack Hussein Obama, sometimes called "The first Kenyan citizen ever elected President of the US, has sent out the following birth certificate for our examination. For some reason, it has not ended the controversy over his constitutional fitness to occupy the White House, soon to be painted in multiple colors in order to reflect America's commitment to diversity.

No one questions that Sarah Heath Palin, born in Sandpoint, Idaho, is a natural born citizen as defined by the Constitution, but many questions exist about Obama's citizenship. Picture below is of Gov. Palin speaking yesterday in Auburn, New York.

My friend Jill in Hawaii sent me the following comment about Barack Obama's refusal to present his authentic birth certificate: "O has spent nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees to keep the document sealed & out of reach (along with his Occidental & Columbia records that would clearly show he was a foreign student). I could go on forever about this! But bottom line is that the issue is not just the birth certificate, but the fact that he does not qualify as a natural-born citizen (and thus is not qualified to be POTUS). Check out this site:800PoundGorilla."

Why is Obama ready to spend millions of dollars to prevent anyone from seeing his authentic birth certificate, the so-called "long form?" What's on the birth certificate (could it be that he was not born in the US?) that worries him and his handlers so much? Is he what the Constitution calls "a natural-born citizen," or is he not?

And what's the deal with his Occidental College and Columbia University records? Did he get mediocre grades (probably!), or was he listed as a citizen of Kenya . . . or Indonesia? Clearly, he doesn't want us to know the answers to those questions.He claims to have been born in a Honolulu, Hawaii, hospital, but there are no records of that happening.

The official birth certificate -- as contrasted from the bogus (short-form) document his campaign supplied -- would contain the name of the attending physician and the hospital. Of course, if he was born out-of-state (and out of the country), he would have to relinquish the presidency.

What would it take for him to realize the official birth certificate? It would take a five-minute phone call to the Governor of Hawaii. He must have a good reason for not making that phone call. Does he have a constitutional right to be sitting in the White House? More and more Americans are thinking the answer to that question may be no.

Folks, we may be heading for a major constitutional crisis.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Obama NOT a Talented Speaker

In the D-Day speeches today, Sarkozy, Brown, and (Canada's) Harper delivered very good ones, especially Sarkozy. In their remarks, they stressed the importance of personal freedom. Stephen Harper said, "We must teach liberty. We must promote democracy."

Of course, those are the very elements so clearly lacking in Obama's remarks, which consist mainly of a jumble of abstractions. Like Chinese food, his remarks are pleasing for a moment, but inevitably leave one hungry -- wishing somehow that there was more to it.

In his Cairo speech yesterday, Obama spoke three times about the right of Muslim women to wear the "hijab," the head scarf. Of course, he never mentioned the right of Muslim women NOT to wear the head scarf. His Secretary of State, long an advocate of female rights, apparently has been told never to mention the subject (at least outside the US).

Obama has no understanding (or at least claims to have no understanding) of the link between Islam, the Qu'ran, and violent Jihad. For God's sake, people, late in the 19th century (!!!!) the forces of the Ottoman Empire were besieging the walls of Vienna, Austria, trying to forcibly convert Europe to the "joys" of Islam. From the 7th century A.D. onward Islam tired to intimidate, kill, and forcibly convert people.

Within the past few years, a Muslim man tried to convert to Christianity in Afghanistan. The "Islamic courts" there sentenced him to death, which is of course the standard practice (in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere) for dealing with someone who converts from Islam. Finally, the U.S. got Italy (!!!!) to accept the individual as a refugee. And that's our "ally," Afghanistan.

Does Obama know these things? Yeah, but ultimately he doesn't care. Why should he? After all, he "won the election." Obama gave one slight nod today to the "rights of women." No one, not a single individual in the audience (which apparently was almost all male) applauded. These people are barbarians, and they are extremely dangerous. Yeah, Obama wanted to "build a bridge" . . . but it will turn out to be a Bridge to Nowhere.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Palin Loves America, Obama Doesn't

In his Cairo speech today, Obama spoke three times about the right of Muslim women to wear the "hijab," the head scarf. Of course, he never mentioned the right of Muslim women NOT to wear the head scarf. His Secretary of State, long an advocate of female rights, apparently has been told never to mention the subject (at least outside the US).

The key difference between Gov. Sarah Palin and Obama is that she loves her country, while Obama apparently doesn't. Palin's son, Track, is in Iraq fighting to bring freedom to a country with a history of mass murder carried out by adherents to Islam. From all evidence, Palin regards freedom as essential to a nation. Obama regards it as no big deal. Increasingly, the man is a menace to the very country he claims to represent.

Fresh from declaring (absurdly) the US "a Muslim country," Barack Hussein Obama spoke at length today in Cairo, Egypt. With that country having one of the most brutal dictatorships -- based on Islam -- in the world, he neglected to emphasize the need for freedom, human rights, and a movement toward democracy. Why should he emphasize such things when he doesn't believe in them for his own country, assuming he even regards the US as his country?

At one point, engaging in his increasingly tiresome Bush-bashing, Obama talked about how 9/11 has caused the US to "abandon some of its ideals." What he's condemning the US for is defending itself against some of the same Muslim fanatics who made up a significant part of his audience.

Frankly, our "ideals" do not include wearing a sign that says "Attention Terrorists, Please Kill Us."Obama's brand of diplomacy is one where the US lies whimpering in a corner. Apparently, we are supposed to express our regrets for defending ourselves against the Islamo-fascists whom Obama is afraid to identify, let alone condemn.

Every time the man cranks up his TelePrompter, our country faces greater dangers. He will not defend the US because he believes there is nothing worth defending. Obama's illusion is that if he apologizes constantly to Muslims that will somehow cause people who hate us will somehow like us.

He calls it "building bridges," but really its his version of a Bridge to Nowhere. Frankly, we shouldn't want authoritarian countries that scoff at basic human rights and who celebrate a religion based on intolerance to LIKE us. If they did, it would prove we were doing something terribly wrong.

Yes, only a minority of people in a country like Egypt (or Saudi Arabia) believe in freedom, democracy, and human rights. However, that's precisely the minority we should be reaching out to . .. and helping nurture. We should be doing everything in our power to defeat and marginalize the hundreds of millions of Muslims who are little more than barbarians.

I attacked Obama on both my blogs today because the man has no understanding (or at least claims to have no understanding) of the link between Islam, the Qu'ran, and violent Jihad. For God's sake, people, late in the 19th century (!!!!) the forces of the Ottoman Empire were besieging the walls of Vienna, Austrai, trying to forcibly convert Europe to the "joys" of Islam. From the 7th century A.D. onward Islam tired to intimidate, kill, and forcibly convert people.

Within the past few years, a Muslim man tried to convert to Christianity in Afghanistan. The "Islamic courts" there sentenced him to death, which is of course the standard practice (in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere) for dealing with someone who converts from Islam. Finally, the U.S. got Italy (!!!!) to accept the individual as a refugee. And that's our "ally," Afghanistan.

Does Obama know these things? Yeah, but he doesn't care. Why should he? After all, he "won the election."

Obama gave one slight nod today to the "rights of women." No one, not a single individual in the audience (which apparently was almost all male) applauded. These people are barbarians, and they are extremely dangerous. Yeah, Obama wanted to "build a bridge" . . . but it will turn out to be a Bridge to Nowhere.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Obama Muslim President, Muslim Nation?

On Thursday, I'll be writing about Hussein's speech in Cairo, which I expect to one of the most incoherent addresses ever made by an American president. The main difference between Sarah Palin and B. Hussein Obama? She loves the country she grew up in, and he doesn't. Hope you'll return tomorrow.

Barack Hussein Obama may be on the verge of declaring himself America's "first Muslim president." Obama Says U.S. Could Be Seen as a Muslim Country, Too

"In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as 'one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.' He sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims."

As usual, Barack H. Obama is wrong.

The more we become aware of Muslims, the scarier -- and more barbaric -- they become.In terms of the number of Muslims, the USA ranks 38th on the list -- Indonesia is the largest (and a democracy) and Pakistan (marginally democratic) is the 2d largest.

Apparently, we are not a Christian nation (Obama's words) but we are now a Muslim nation? This is another sign of nitwittery on Obama's part. The man is always described as very bright, but where is the evidence for that???!!!

He says one idiotic thing after another (e.g., the U.S. has "57 states," his uncle "liberated Auschwitz," 10,000 people died in tornadoes in which only 12 were killed, FDR spoke on TV, etc.), but he is held to no standards of accuracy or intellectual coherence. Frankly, possessing a baritone voice is not synonymous with intelligence.

We can be sure of one thing in his Egypt speech. He will not emphasize -- perhaps not even mention -- that Islamo-fascists around the world have been responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, including the murders on 9/11 in the US and 7/07 in Great Britain.

He cannot speak honestly -- truthfully -- to Muslims because to do so would "offend" them. Yes, he will deliver his speech in Egypt, but it might as well be on Fantasy Island.

Comment on above by Jill, an activist in Hawaii:

Steve - I've been saying (to anyone who will listen to me) since day one that we have no proof of Obama's so-called "brilliance." His syncophants & the MSM paint him that way, but based on what? We have no evidence from his school records (because they are sealed) or his work in law. Maybe because he was a brilliant community organizer????? I've said all along that O is a media prop who is being fed information - TOTUS is running our country. I want to know who the man behind the screen is!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Obama's Egyptian Coming Out Party

There's a rumor I'm trying to track down that this week in Egypt Barack Obama will finally admit he's not only a Muslim, but also a Kenyan citizen. At the same time, his wife ("America is a downright mean country") Michelle will announce that she's shown her famous "guns" for the last time. Henceforth, she will wear a burkha. Barack will don appropriate Kenyan garb.

In his speech in Egypt, Obama will discuss with his co-religionists how he will work with them to divvy up what was formerly known as the Western world.

I'll write a great deal this week about Obama's trip to Egypt. He would expect no less.

Tiller Killing: Really "Senseless Violence?"

One pro-life commentator called the execution of Dr. George Tiller "a senseless act of violence."
Like abortion, Tiller's murder 'senseless act of violence' (But also see Created's comment about this column.)

Violence it certainly was, but is "senseless" really the right term? Some the "standard responses" (see Sarah Palin's in the column below) strike me as extremely inadequate.

Pro-life activist Randall Terry said of "the good doctor" that "he reaped what he sowed." Terry is not going to pretend that he's sad about Tiller's passing.

I am NOT IN ANY WAY a violent person. I can't say the same about George Tiller, who was responsible for approximately 60,000 abortions, many of them of the "late-term" variety. In reality, "late-term-abortion" is a euphemism for the eradication of viable human beings. Is such a thing "against the law?" If it's not, then "the law" is little more than a protective barrier for evildoers.

On my blog, I've been talking about disrespect for life throughout history . . . resulting in the deaths of hundreds of millions of people (Rwanda, Darfur, the Soviet Union, Fascist Germany, Cambodia, Mao's China, and on and on).

"What is man that Thou art mindful of him?" The problem is that for so many dictators and the like man (i.e., humanity) isn't worth very much. I haven't mentioned the unborn yet, who appear to be victims of the general disregard for life.

Was Dr. Tiller anything but a criminal, an enemy of humanity? If so, reasoning with him or carrying a protest sign, does not seem to be quite enough. Those actions seem more like gestures designed to make the protesters feel good rather than to bring to an end what they believe are murderous actions.

Scott Roder, who allegedly shot George Tiller, apparently believed he was taking one life in order to save many. Was that in fact what Roeder was doing? If so, it casts his actions in a new light.

(As you'll see below in this column and the previous one I'm reprinting some of the many comments I've received on this subject.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Palin on George Tiller's Death

Gov. Sarah Palin today issued the following statement on the death of Dr. George Tiller, a doctor reportedly involved in 60,000 abortions over his career:

Governor Palin's Statement Sunday on George Tiller

"I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life, and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living.

Ask yourself, 'What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today's event in Kansas?' Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller's abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message."

Governor Sarah Palin

In the next day or two, I'll have more to say about the death of George Tiller, known in the pro-life community as "Tiller the Baby Killer." Much as I admire Gov. Palin, her statement is somehow less than fully satisfying. There is no evidence that Tiller shared Sarah Palin's respect for life.

We have seen societies, ancient and modern, where there has been less than minimal respect for life. They include places like fascist German, Stalin's Soviet Union, Khmer Rouge Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur. They end up as countries that are reminiscent of Thomas Hobbes's "state of nature, " where life becomes "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish . . . and short."

Comment Below from a Friend in the Pacific Northwest . . .

"My first reaction, honestly, wasn't Tiller was shot?!? . . . but Tiller was in CHURCH?!?

"I think in some efforts to be everything to everyone, many Christians, including those with real faith and good intentions, have forgotten to show courage and 'stand up for what is right, even when they're standing alone.'"

My comment on her comment:

"On Dr. Tiller's passing, I can't exactly say I'm shedding any tears. I believe late-term abortions are murder, destruction of the innocent; I believe the shooting of Tiller was a killing, but not a murder. There was nothing "innocent" about the man. Why exactly would his life be worth more than the ones he destroyed?"

A friend from Hawaii comments on Tiller's death . . .

- I've been thinking about this quite a bit since it happened. I also abhor murder (unless one is defending oneself), yet I can't help but think of the countless babies who will be saved because of this one death. It's similar to the old argument about Hitler: if he had been killed before he gained so much power, think of all the innocent lives that would have been saved. On another note, since I've become rather cynical since O[bama] was elected I always think of the "ripple effects" from such events. In this regard, I'm wondering how this will affect the Sotomayor hearings & confirmation process. Will the committee shy away from asking about her position on abortion? We'll see.....

Yet another friend weighs in on Tiller and his Killer . . .

I uphold the Rule of Law when I support trying to get this sort of doctor LEGALLY, not by killing him myself, or joining an organized modern-day “posse” to do so. (Not that you’re advocating either measure….)

Civilizations can’t exist if people are allowed to kill others when they disagree with the state----unless the State Itself is evil (the Third Reich), in which case other measures are understandable (cum Dietrich Bonhoeffer).

I agree that late-term abortion is warranted medically only VERY, VERY rarely, and otherwise it’s like most abortions: murder. BUT, we don’t VALUE LIFE if we take life ourselves illegally and unethically----which is what this killing was, imo.

Sarah Palin: Gracious and Kind

Guess what I found on the Matsu Valley Frontiersman, Sarah Palin's local Paper!!!
Our Very own, Ron Devito, one of Sarah's most intense supporters!

Palin reaches out
Published on Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:03 PM AKDT
To the editor:

Today, most elected leaders are far removed from their constituents, leading to apathy toward the whole political process. But one notable and distinct exception is changing that trend: Sarah Palin — Governor of Alaska. On May 26, I received a hand-written thank you note for my support of her.Though I live 4,400 miles away, I follow Gov. Palin’s accomplishments closely and document them. I know, based on research and on information from several contacts, that she works 18 to 20 hours a day seven days a week. She also has familial obligations, volunteer work; has to eat, exercise (yes, she makes the time and she runs marathons), among other things.

My thank you note was written by the governor’s hand and postmarked the day that same hand signed six appropriations bills into law, and executed the line item veto. Gov. Palin requested preliminary damage assessments from FEMA teams that same day as well.That Gov. Palin made the time and had it in her heart to thank me — an ordinary person — from thousands of miles apart — on such a busy day — is an honor I’ll never forget. My whoop of joy was probably heard around the world when I opened the mailbox and saw that note.Twice in as many weeks Gov. Palin brought the political process to the classroom, where she signed bills in the presence of students at four schools. This is a rarity; a treasure. Leaders such as her — born from among us — appear perhaps once in 150 years.

Ron Devito
Staten Island, N.Y.