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June 22, 2011



she has not reconnected with key early-state figures like Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

That will be possible soon; I understand by midsummer the larger cities in Alaska will be getting the telegraph wire.

Her political action committee's website still greets visitors with a stale banner

whitehouse.gov lists "Featured Legislation" covering bills signed between last March and Jan 4. (That's after you get past the splash page where you're invited to give your email address to some legitimate government newsletter and not at all the Obama reelection campaign.)


Why wouldn't Sarah Palin be in Alaska, now? It's a beautiful place. And, you're not freezing your butt off. Even better Joe McGinniss is not living next door.

The bus? She doesn't live on the bus! But you'll see. She picked the "ONE NATION" tour. And, by 2012 ... she'll ride this to our INDEPENDENTS.


Sarah - living rent-free in the heads of the liberal MSM.


That will be possible soon; I understand by midsummer the larger cities in Alaska will be getting the telegraph wire.

One can only hope, bgates. Carrier pidgeons aren't as reliable as they once were and the EPA has really cracked down on smoke signals.


We so aren't paying attention to this bimbo.

Dave (in MA)

Did she manage to make it to all 57 states?


Maybe this has been posed on another thread but what the hell: what's the over/under on how many times Barry mentions bin Laden in the course of surrendering in Afghanistan tonight?


As Palin enjoys her sojourn to the 49th state

Can one "sojourn to" one's own home?

Would Palin have to be on the bus from now until Iowa, without stopping, in order for this writer to believe she is a potential candidate?

Are any other potential candidates being held to this standard?


salmon fishing? kaffeeklatsches? 16 hour bus rides? hmmmm....


Where is Sarah?

"soaking in a jacuzzi of cash"


Will we be the first, or last domino to fall?

Ten GOP sens. vow no debt-ceiling hike without balanced-budget amendment
By Alexander Bolton - 06/22/11 12:40 PM ET
Ten Republican senators have pledged their opposition to increasing the national debt limit unless Congresses passes a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.

It’s a high hurdle because two-thirds of both chambers must approve constitutional amendments. The pledge will split the Senate Republican conference and put pressure on other lawmakers to oppose legislation to increase national borrowing authority.

The 10 GOP senators have signed a document similar to the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which anti-tax activists have used to block tax increase.

The document states the signatories will oppose the debt increase unless three conditions are met: substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit, the implementation of enforceable spending caps and passage of a balanced budget amendment.

The pledge specifies that the amendment must include spending limits and a supermajority requirement for raising taxes.

The signatories include Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), James Inhofe (Okla.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), David Vitter (La.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah), ranking Republican on the Finance Committee.

Vitter needs more hooker cash.


June 22, 2011 3:50 PM
Bernanke rejects GOP line, but still won’t act
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke held a press conference this afternoon, and early on, made clear he has no use for the economic agenda espoused by his fellow Republicans.

“I don’t think that sharp, immediate cuts in the deficit would create more jobs,” Bernanke said, directly contradicting the guiding principle of GOP economic policy. He added that “fiscal tightening” from Congress would “probably” make unemployment worse, and “sudden and sharp fiscal consolidation” — what Republicans are demanding — would be “a negative for growth.”

Of course, GOP lawmakers will ignore all of this, perhaps because they want the economy to get worse.

In any case, Bernanke added that the problems holding the economy back may persist into 2012, and around the same time, the Fed revised its projections in a discouraging direction.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut its forecasts for U.S. economic growth, but offered no hint of further monetary support, saying growth should pick up soon.

In quarterly projections released at the end of a two-day policy meeting, the central bank said the U.S. economy should grow 2.7 to 2.9 percent this year, a forecast that was marked down from a 3.1 to 3.3 percent projection released in April.

It said it sees 2012 growth in a 3.3 to 3.7 percent range. In April, it had said the economy would likely expand a somewhat more brisk 3.5 to 4.2 percent next year.


"Where is Sara?"

Short attention span. Quitter. Smile needs rest.
take your pick.


Maybe she's talking to Perry about supporting him in return for VP.


What the hell?

Of course, GOP lawmakers will ignore all of this, perhaps because they want the economy to get worse.

made clear he has no use for the economic agenda espoused by his fellow Republicans.



lyle, don't bother trying to talk to Cleo. There's no reasoning with a Holocaust denier.


Just current Sarah headlines to show the Media is crazy:

"The 'Bristol for President’
campaign starts here" UK Telegraph

"All the biased news they
see fit to print Palin Derangement Syndrome" New York Post

"Writing poetry the Sarah Palin way" UK Guardian

"Bristol Palin “Not Afraid of Life,”
or of venting her anger" Washington Post

"Sarah Palin baffles and frustrates
fans by quitting bus tour" Salon

"Sarah Palin...as an Emmy nominee?" Entertainment Weekly

"As all eyes are on Sarah Palin,
she breaks from bus tour" Deseret News

"Ed Schultz Badly Mispronounces
‘Schlafly’ in Segment Mocking
Palin and Bachmann’s IQ" NewsBusters

"Sarah Palin Was Supposed to Be
Delighting Us All With Another
Bus Tour by Now" New York Magazine

That took about 3 minutes just scrolling Lucianne's 1st 2 pages.


No doubt good advice, bg. I guess I got lost with all the sockpuppets. But Bernanke as a Republican is a new, stratospheric level of idiocy...unless Princeton is the new Hillsdale.

Rob Crawford

lyle, don't bother trying to talk to Cleo. There's no reasoning with a Holocaust denier.

Who is also pro-slavery.

Danube of Thought

In 4th quarter 1981 and 1st quarter 1982--Reagan's fourth and fifth quarters--GDP growth was -5.7% and -5.6%. No two quarters of the Bush presidency saw growth rates that low.

In 2nd quarter 1983--the 10th of Reagan's presidency--GDP growth was 10.9%.

Say it out loud: "Ten point nine per cent."

Danube of Thought

"On why the economic recovery is continuing to stall, Bernanke told reporters that the Fed didn’t have a 'precise read' on the situation."

No kidding.

Danube of Thought


Supply Snide

Reagan's credit card budget started in 1980.

Even VooDoo Econ takes time to percolate.

History books will reflect his contribution to the
meltdown and debt passed on to our children.


Clearly, Obama's policies were political objectives, never intended to produce GDP growth. They can't honestly believe in Keynesianism any more than we do; it's just cover for what they want to accomplish. Obama and the Dems bet on the economy coming back naturally, despite their destructive policies, and we all lost.


LOL! Per Twitter:

SarahPalinUSA Sarah Palin
I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans. They never cease to amaze MT "@foxheadlines Palin Ends Bus Tour http://fxn.ws/ip0mgb"

Supply Snide

Yes, there are guardians within the Christian Congregation. But as Paul's many letters to the early christians revealed these (Episkopos) are men trained in the model of Christ to be 'innocent as doves, yet cautious as serpents' They shepherd the flock and protect it from the spiritual wolves who would prey on the innocent.
But mostly, spiritual growth is inner directed, though outwardly facilitated by congregating with others of like faith. Proper control is an internal surrender to the guidance founded on scripture, not a deference of personal judgment to the whims or fancy of another.
But that does not even begin to address how one's faith should be defended at law so that all be required to conform. Many will argue the case for that as well. I will not.

Posted by: Cleo | Friday, September 30, 2005 at 06:27 PM

Danube of Thought

Gallup today: 43%.


Reagan's credit card budget started in 1980, during the Carter presidency.

The national debt over time:
1980 $900B
1990 $3200B
2000 $5600B
2006 $8500B
2008 $10000B
2010 $13500B

Reagan (and the first two years of HW Bush, and a Democratic Congress) account for $2.3T. Clinton (and the last two years of HW Bush, with Democrat then Republican Congresses) account for $2.4T. Bush and Republican Congress, $2.5T in 6 years. Bush and Democratic Congress, $1.5T in 2 years.

Spending under Obama has so far resulted in two fiscal years in which the deficits were $1,000,000,000,000 higher than ever before.


"Gallup today: 43%." Actually, after reading an inane and possibly toxic discussion, I'm running my horse. But, this is better than a canter.


Oy. CNN is about to tell me Michelle Obama's lofty goals for the African Continent.

Supply Snide

"Spending under Obama has so far resulted in two fiscal years in which the deficits were $1,000,000,000,000 higher than ever before."

Yes, VooDoo is what it is.....

Exponential, over time.


Nelson Mandela's wife introduced Michelle as "The Queen of Our World".

In not entirely unrelated news, Nelson Mandela's BFF Naomi Campbell was gifted blood diamonds by the dictator Charles Taylor while at a private party at the Mandelas'.


Spending under Obama has so far resulted in two fiscal years in which the deficits were $1,000,000,000,000 higher than ever before.

Just think of how bad the economy would be without it, you wingnut racist H8rs! Obama is awesome. Hey, I think I stepped in something and it's on my shoe...


Oy. CNN is about to tell me Michelle Obama's lofty goals for the African Continent.

I hope it involves permanent relocation there.

Supply Snide

"Hey, I think I stepped in something and it's on my shoe..."

Happens every time you step on Voo-Doo.

We're shovel ready, but it is quite a large steaming pile.


((... she'll ride this to our INDEPENDENTS.))

while her enemies will be riding in Depends :)

Danube of Thought

"Nelson Mandela's wife"

Would that still be the estimable Winnie?

Danube of Thought

I certainly don't want to offend any of those who might know and like him, but I must say that Jon Huntsman as about as disappointing--and annoying--as any Republican politician to come to my attention in a long time.


Well Drudge is on him.

Huntsman's Family Gave Nearly $25K to Harry Reid in Last Election...

Huntsman snags Reid's GOP 'endorsement'...


History books will reflect his contribution to the meltdown...

Must make you misty eyed that the Evil Empire passed into the ash heap of history.

And WTF, Obama has only been president for the last 2 and a half years...


--Would that still be the estimable Winnie?--

He got rid of that criminal hag quite some time ago.


I think Jim Treacher's take on things in the Daily Caller, was most apt.

Conroy, on twitter was apologizing for how
his story was 'misunderstood'


I didn't realize Michael Goodwin of the NY Post had "grown up at the Times under the great Abe Rosenthal," but he savages Keller for his PDS.

As the supposed objective editor of the Times' news pages, he is giving license to his staff to go after Palin and, by inference, go easy on Obama. His not-so-subtle marching order is certain to find favor with ambitious reporters and editors hoping to please the boss.

Yes, yes, everybody knows the Times is hopelessly biased. Besides, Keller has resigned, to be replaced by deputy Jill Abramson in September, so he is a short-timer.

True, but Keller's piece on Palin, disguised as a thumb-sucker about her relationship with the media, is important for two reasons. It is a violation of the public image of fairness expected of Times editors, and explains the nasty treatment Palin got during his tenure.


the public image of fairness expected of Times editors



I can remember back to 1976. Gerry Ford, picked by Nixon, pushed through Nixon's pardon. As the price to be paid to become president. He was supposed to just "hold the space." But got cocky.

The insiders laughed at Reagan. And, judged him to be too old to run in 1980. So, in 1976, the stupid party picked the stupid horse. And, a peanut farmer sailed to presidential victory.

Just like the way the insiders laughed at Andrew Jackson. Who wasn't defeated by his age, either.

Sarah Palin's really got a pack of jackals after her; specifically because she ain't properly credentialed.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Sarah Palin, like most top performers, knows that you walk off stage while the crowd's still panting. Then you relax.

This whole circus will roll around, again. No need to keep smelling elephant shit to stay on board.

Meanwhile, obama's not improving with time on the job. He's gonna have to order up laugh machines just so ya think people are paying attention when he nods towards one teleprompter. Or the other.

And, if all you have in your corner is the NY Times, I'm gonna guess that you're a puppy being toilet trained. Nobody subscribes to that dreck anymore. (Except puppies who can't get to the park in time.)


I read of Goodwin, when he was at the Daily News, now that he's at the Post, he's mostly
out of the Cave, or what Tyrell once called
the Kultursmog.


--Nelson Mandela's wife--

Looking it up at Wiki I see Mandela married the widow of Samora Machel in 1998, the late Marxist president of Mozambique.


A note on Winnie Mandela from the always-reliable, never-biased Wikipedia:

Mandela's reputation was damaged by what many considered her sometimes bloodthirsty rhetoric, the most noteworthy example of this being a speech she gave in Munsieville on 13 April 1986, where she endorsed the practice of necklacing (burning people alive using tyres and petrol)

Count me among the many who consider an endorsement of the practice of burning people alive to be bloodthirsty.


Samora Machel in 1998, the late Marxist president of Mozambique.

Oh. Then by all means she was introducing the queen of her people.

Roy Lofquist

Sarah Palin has taken to heart grandma's wisdom - show a little ankle and leave them panting for more. My God, is this woman smart.

Cecil Turner

I see the Dems have unveiled their deficit reduction plan:

Democratic leaders called on Wednesday for additional spending to boost the sluggish U.S. economy, setting up a fresh hurdle for bipartisan efforts in Washington to head off a government debt default this summer.
More spending! Someone ought to clue 'em in to that old rule about holes.

But the best part was Joe Biden's response:


The MSM going after Palin on this sounds like one of those "Why did the chicken cross the road?" jokes.

"Why did Alaskan Commercial Fisherwoman Palin go to Alaska during Commercial Fishing Season?"

MSM Answers:

"To get an Emmy Nomination."

"To help Bristol move to LA."

"To make reporters in New England not to have to piss on the side of the Highway.

"To write Poetry for the UK Guardian."

"To keep Piper away from the newly unattached A-rod."

"To hunt for Trig's father."

And the always reliable "To see if the Pope (who is not a Mormon) shits in the woods."


Enquirer is claiming (via link to Dailymail story) that OJ Simpson has confessed to the murder of his wife Nicole to Oprah (or her reps) and that she will air an interview with him.

Guess Oprah saw all the ratings Nancy Grace is getting from the Anthony trial and figured she could to that!


Maybe she's talking to Perry about supporting him in return for VP.

Posted by: Extraneus | June 22, 2011 at 04:11 PM

Actually, I think she would rather run Energy for the first term, and then move over to the EPA for the second. In eight short years she could shift the entire energy production/environmental protection paradigm (and just think of how much dead wood she could clear out of those places).


Great idea Ranger!


With as much juice as she has, I don't see how she could be angling for a cabinet post. She'd be a major force in the campaign for the nomination, much more than your average cabinet hopeful. Perry could easily correct McCain's error and go front and center that she'd have purview over Energy and EPA as VP. But I do see how they could keep everyone guessing until the last minute.


"Why did Alaskan Commercial Fisherwoman Palin go to Alaska during Commercial Fishing Season?"

From her Facebook post just a few minutes ago, it sounds like jury duty for Sarah is in the cards as well as Todd & Track's fishing.

MSM pwned again.


Remember how she resigned as governor of Alaska and her political career was over?


This is like fishing without the bait, we have need to revise Heisenberg.

hit and run

But but but . . . she canceled her planned trip to the Sudan! Aha! That proves everything beyond a shadow of a doubt. Everything.....


Just remember how strong she was for McCain. Her announcement and convention speeches were among the best two political speeches ever made, IMHO. And they were about another guy, not her.

Think of the selfless, servant's heart, speeches she could give for Perry. There's no way he's not thinking about that. No way.


Besides, a VP's job during the campaign, especially in a run against an incumbent, is to flay the existing president. Who could do that as well as she would? Nobody.


Dot..so glad you said that about Huntsman..agree 100%..
This $$ spending first-family have no shame, but the media will let them get away with any and everything. They feed off each other's psychoses?psychosi?
Extraneus..I love you 100%, but Perry #1..won't ask Palin to endorse or be VP..#2..is not the answer. He's a good supporting player, but not ready for point guard. Most Texans I have lived among for 61 years, like RP ok, ( remember we have a less governor-central state than most) but we rank GWB heads, shoulders& rocky mountains above Perry in the trust& leadership category.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Sarah Palin responded to the bogus reports today that her bus tour had been cancelled.
From her Facebook page:

Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol’ media… you never cease to amaze!)

As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.

I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.

- Sarah Palin


Get up to speed! Sarah Palin got a jury summons.

It's like going back to New Hampshire, with her, all over, again.

Paul Revere's Ride, redux!

Jury Nullification. And, the 6th Amendment. But, alas, no sane lawyer will let her sit, without striking her from the jury pool.

In California ... you don't even have to go "in." You just keep calling an "800" number (supplied). And, you only go "in" if your group number is called.

There's no "shield" that's gonna protect the media weasels now.


Huntsman is a lightweight and an opportunist. Maybe he would have a chance in a different cycle, but not this one. No conservative is going to go anywhere near him and Romney pulls most of the RINOs.

Even if he snuck through, absolutely no candidate can win the general in 2012 without major Tea Party support, which Huntsman hasn't a prayer of receiving.



Sarah at Energy and EPA makes me a little faint. The mind reels.


Sarah got her belly full with McCain. She's not going to be helping anyone but herself, ahead.

And, I'd even bet her pizza date with Trump in NYC, was to discuss with him the chances that he'd join her as veep.

Sarah brings new meaning to the word "transparency."

I admire Mitt, but it ain't in his gut, yet.

I think Perry, Christie, and Palin all better sense the visceral damage done by this administration and felt by the populus than any of the other candidates. I think they'll be in an administration together.

Fish, or cut a bit.

Muddle Mitt, ya' better git.

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