Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Governor Palin Is Coming To Manchester, NH

     Tea Party Express is currently on the "Reclaiming America Presidential Tour."  This tour will take them across the nation from Napa, California to Tampa, Florida on September 12.  Governor Palin will speak at the rally to be held in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 5

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Introducing Sarah Palin - Three Years Ago

Three years ago this week Sarah Palin was introduced to the nation.

And she gave one of the best convention speeches ever.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pre-Order "The Undefeated" DVD Now

      "The Undefeated" will be released on DVD on October 4.  The Facebook site for "The Undefeated" movie reports that the movie is now available for pre-order at Walmart.  Pre-orders can also be made at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Early Voting For Nevada District 2 Special Election Has Begun

     If you needed to register to vote before the Nevada congressional district 2 special election to be held on September 13, it is now too late.  August 27 was the last day to register to vote, but this is also the day that early voting begins.  Early voting will continue until September 9.  Those voters  needing to request absentee ballots must do so by September 6.

Nevada early voting information

Nevada absentee voting 

Nevada district 2 map

NV district 2 special election calendar

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sarah Palin: I'll be talking about this and more on September 3rd.

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
I'll be talking about this and more on September 3rd.

Sarah Palin: On the Future of Libya

The latest Facebook post from Governor Palin:
We join the Libyan people in gratefulness as we hear of Col. Gaddafi’s defeat. The fall of a tyrant and sponsor of terrorism is a great day for freedom-loving people around the world. But the path to democracy in Libya is not complete, and we must make wise choices to ensure that our national interests are protected.

First, the White House needs to avoid triumphalism. Gaddafi may be gone, but the fighting may not be complete. As we’ve seen in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, we must not celebrate too quickly. There are now mounting concerns that we will see tribal and sectarian fighting in Libya like we saw in Iraq. Let’s hope that is not the case, but it must be prepared for.

Second, we must be very concerned about the future government that will emerge to take Gaddafi’s place. History teaches that those with the guns usually prevail when a coalition overthrows a tyrant. We must remember that military power ultimately resides with the rebel commanders. This should be a source of some concern. The armed opposition to Gaddafi is an outgrowth of a group called Islamic Libya Fighting Group, and some rebel commanders admit that they have Al Qaeda links. The rebel fighters are from different tribes, and they have a variety of political views. Some are Islamists, some appear to favor some sort of western democracy. We should work through diplomatic means to help those who want democracy to come out on top.

That said, we should not commit U.S. troops or military assets to serve as peacekeepers or perform humanitarian missions or nation-building in Libya. Our military is already over-committed and strained, and a vaguely designed mission can be the first step toward a quagmire. The internal situation does not seem stable enough for U.S. forces to operate in a purely humanitarian manner without the possibility of coming under attack. Troop deployment to Libya would mean placing America’s finest in a potentially hostile zone that is not in our vital national security interest.

Finally, we must make sure that terrorist groups don’t try to co-opt the revolution, as Al Qaeda is trying to do in Syria. We should continue to use our intelligence assets to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure that potentially dangerous weapons are secured, and that terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda don’t gain a foothold in Libya.

People of Libya, be vigilant. May this opportunity be used to build a free and peaceful country.

- Sarah Palin

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"The Undefeated" Coming To PPV And VOD September 1

     The time has finally arrived!  "The Undefeated" will be released on pay per view and video on demand on September 1 so you will be able to watch the movie in your home.  If you order the movie invite friends and family to watch it with you if you can.  For those who are not able to watch on cable or satellite, the DVD release date is on October 4.

Last Day To Register For NY 9 Special Election Is 9/2

     The deadline to register to vote for the New York congressional district 9 special election on September 13 by mail has passed.  If you need to register to vote you must do it by September 2.  Helpful links for this election are below.

Friday, August 19, 2011

SarahPac: Thank You, Iowa!

Post at SarahPac:

A week later we are still remembering all the great patriotic Iowans we met at the state fair. We are also still trying to work off that delicious fried butter on a stick and red velvet funnel cake. I look forward to being back in Iowa in Indianola on September 3rd. Enjoy SarahPAC's latest video and thank you, Iowa!

- Sarah Palin

Restoring America Rally Has Moved

     The Restoring America Rally in Iowa set for September 3 has changed location from Hawkeye Antique Acres to the National Balloon Classic Field.  Go here for more information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mississippi Primary Runoff Election Is August 23

     Since some candidates did not reach a majority of votes in the primary held on August 2, there will be a primary runoff election on August 23.  If you need to vote absentee, the last day to do that in person is August 20 and mailed absentee ballots must be received by August 22.  Unfortunately, I am not able to find a list of candidates for the runoff other than this which only shows candidates for treasurer so you can use the primary results which shows an "R" next to their names. Contact links are listed below.  Please be sure to vote.

election contact information by county

Mississippi election website

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sarah Palin: A Humbling Reminder of Our Duty

From Governor Palin's Facebook page

We spent a very moving day in Kansas City, Missouri, where it’s easy to remember what really matters, because here we have the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial.

The Liberty Memorial Tower is dedicated “In honor of those who served in the World War in defense of liberty and our country.” Reading the many memorial inscriptions while standing in the rain was a somber and humbling reminder of the sacrifices young Americans made nearly a century ago in distant battlefields so far from home. So many of them never returned from those fields in France and Belgium. Yes, it was a somber, real, significant moment reading those words about the honor in one’s dedication to God and country.

The main inscription on the memorial reads: “These have dared bear the torches of sacrifice and service. Their bodies return to dust but their work liveth evermore. Let us strive on to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

I took the above photo of Piper and my niece McKinley with the memorial in the background. It brought home to me what this “One Nation Tour” is about. It’s about the duty we have not just to the living, but also to the dead and to the generations yet to be born. Our founders called us the “heirs of freedom,” and as such we have a duty to those who have already paid the price for us to live in freedom, and we have a duty to those who will come after us.

Our freedom was purchased by millions of men now long-forgotten throughout our history who charged the cannons, ran into bayonets, suffered in the trenches, and gave their lives so that we could live in relative comfort doing what we feel led to do. We can’t squander what they gave us or what the next generation expects from us. This is why visiting these historic sites and bringing your children to see them is so important. This is why I wanted to bring my own children with me to show them our history and remind them that America’s children will carry the torch of freedom one day.

Now it’s back to Alaska for the start of the school year. (And, of course, our annual visit to our own state fair where Piper looks forward to clogging on the Blue Bonnet Stage!) While kids crack open their school books, I look forward to continuing my own writing and research on strategies and plans to help move our country forward.

We will be back on the road soon, for on September 3rd we’ve been invited to a big Tea Party “Restoring America” rally in Waukee, Iowa. We hope to see many of you there as we gather to discuss the direction of our country and the way forward with our fundamental restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America. You can click here for more information on the event.

Thank you all for your support and for sharing this leg through the Heartland of the “One Nation Tour” with us.

With an Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sarah Palin: A Visit to "America's Hometown"

From SarahPac:

We spent a great afternoon in "America’s Hometown," as Hannibal, Missouri, is famously called. Of course, Hannibal plays an important role in American literature as the hometown of Samuel Clemens. This town on the Mississippi River and his boyhood adventures here were the inspiration for many of Mark Twain’s most famous works.
Mark Twain’s wit was evident when he spoke or wrote about Hannibal. Reminiscing about his humble origins here, he once said: "Now in Hannibal where I was brought up, we never talked about money. There was not enough money in the first place to furnish a topic of conversation."
I’m sure this town also instilled in him the decency and common sense that he would hold to all his life. As an old man far removed from his boyhood days, he famously told others: "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."

- Sarah Palin

Govenor Palin: Land of Lincoln

From SarahPac:

We had a wonderful morning touring the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. About a year ago, I was honored to give a speech before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the Restoring Honor Rally. Standing in the shadow of that massive monument to the Great Emancipator might make one forget that this heroic leader came from very humble beginnings in what was considered at the time a very remote part of the country. In fact, the east coast establishment long dismissed Lincoln as just a frontier political figure, and he never really won over that establishment. But it was as a "prairie lawyer" in Springfield that Lincoln honed the oratory and debate skills he used to persuade and inspire his fellow Americans in freeing the slaves and preserving our Union. These heartland roots are what made him who he was.
It was truly inspiring to learn more about this great man from those who tend to his legacy with such devotion. We learned a wealth of information about the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Lincoln’s life. Many thanks to the professional staff, volunteers, and historians at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for all they do to preserve this important aspect of American history and educate future generations.
- Sarah Palin

See photos here and here.

Govenor Palin: Good Sunday Morning!

From SarahPac

Good morning from Springfield, Illinois!

We had another great day yesterday traveling through the Midwest. We stopped to walk in the footsteps of Ronald Wilson Reagan at his alma mater Eureka College, enjoyed fried chicken at a local restaurant that “Dutch” frequented, and crossed on a few dirt roads following field after field of corn and soybeans.

Our country is an extraordinarily beautiful place.  But the people here are everything.  As Reagan said, “The most valuable lesson I learned at Eureka is that every individual makes a difference.” Individuals can make a difference. We have to.

The gritty, humble strength of America’s heartland is on display in the places we’ve visited the last few days, where individuals work together to pull resource and bounty from our land. We’ve met so many great people who are committed to their community and united by strong values and love of country.

Thank you Eureka, Dixon, and all the places we stopped at yesterday.  This trip continues to inspire at every turn.

- Sarah Palin

P.S.  Congratulations to all those who participated in Ames yesterday.

Photos Of Governor Palin At The Ronald Reagan Museum and Eureka College - 8/13/2011

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sarah Palin: Visiting Reagan's Humble and Inspiring Beginnings

Latest from One Nation Tour:

Ronald Reagan once said, “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” It’s because I believe in America's future that I take such inspiration from our past. We just visited Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Illinois. This beautiful small town along the Rock River is where Reagan learned the values that shaped him – the same values that have historically made America strong – thrift, hard work, fortitude, optimism, and courage in the face of adversity.
As a nation, we must reconnect with those values if we’re to truly restore all that is good and strong about the USA. Meeting the fine Americans in this small town on the river where Reagan saved 77 lives brought all this home for me.
Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who keep Reagan's memory alive. The restoration and tours of our beloved President's home are significant. Thank you, Dixon!
- Sarah Palin
P.S.: Allow me to share below the piece I wrote for USA Today’s special commemorative edition on President Reagan’s Centennial:

I had the privilege of coming of age during the era of Ronald Reagan. I like to think of him as America's lifeguard. As a teenager, Ronald Reagan saved 77 lives as a lifeguard on the Rock River, which ran through his hometown of Dixon, Ill. The day he was inaugurated in 1981, a local radio announcer famously declared, "The Rock River flows for you tonight, Mr. President."
The image of the lifeguard seems to represent what Reagan was to America and to the freedom-loving people of the world. He lifted our country up at a time when we were in the depths of economic, cultural and spiritual malaise. We were told that we must accept that the era of American greatness was over; but with his optimism and common sense, President Reagan held up a mirror to the American soul to remind us of our exceptionalism.
Reagan showed us that despite a deep recession, there could still be morning in America. He could speak to the economic troubles facing ordinary Americans because he understood what it was like to live through a Great Depression where families scraped to get by. And yet, he saw us recover from our Great Depression, and under his leadership we experienced the greatest peacetime economic boom in our history. He could speak to our fears that our years as a superpower were over, because he understood what it was like to see America at war and really fear that we might lose. And yet, he saw us win two world wars, and under his leadership we won the Cold War without firing a single shot. Reagan's belief in American greatness was rooted in historic fact, not blind optimism. He was a sunny optimist because he knew that our best days are yet to come.
Today, when we hear the worry in the voices of Americans wondering where the jobs will be for our children and grandchildren and wondering if the world will be safe and prosperous in the years to come, we should remember Reagan's faith in our inherent heroism and greatness. When we see people around the globe looking to the White House for leadership, we should remember Reagan's steel spine. He understood America's purpose in this world and what we need to do to secure liberty. As Margaret Thatcher said of him, "He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism." He sought those things and he succeeded.
This year, as we celebrate the centennial of Reagan's birth, let's remember the lifeguard from the Rock River who rescued us with his optimism and common sense. We need more lifeguards like him.

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Photos Of Governor Palin At The Iowa State Fair

Below are some photos posted by SarahPac of Sarah Palin at the Iowa State Fair:

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Governor Palin's Interview On Hannity August 12

Part 1

Part 2

Sarah Palin: Nothing Compares: An Inspiring Day At The Iowa State Fair

Latest post at SarahPac:
It was wonderful to be back in Iowa today to visit the historic Iowa State Fair! Thank you for the invitation and tremendous hospitality, Iowa friends. We had the opportunity to meet more great Americans from the heartland and talk about the issues confronting our country today and the sort of leadership we need to move forward. Iowans have big hearts and a great deal of common sense, which makes visiting here all the more inspiring and insightful. Like the majority of Americans across the nation, the good folks here know that our country is in need of a restoration of the free market and constitutional principles that have made us strong and free and will make us that again as we get our country back on the right track.
The work ethic shown here by these farm families is so encouraging. The kids involved in healthy activities like 4-H and FFA are proud, strong young Americans who’ll grow up to help feed the country and run the nation’s economic engine – our small businesses. Keep up the great work, farmers!
What an inspiring day with great Americans. Oh, and the butter cow really is amazing... as is the fried butter-on-a-stick, the fried twinkie, the pork chops, etc.!
- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The SarahPAC One Nation bus tour Rolls On!

Just got this from SarahPac:
Dear SarahPAC Supporter,
We are very happy to jump back on the bus for another leg of our "One Nation Tour"! We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week. The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation's heart, history, and founding principles.

In a grossly weakened economy - especially when recovery is thwarted by today's Obamanomics - prudent Americans make sensible decisions to live within their means. This includes seeking affordable participation in more community events, local patriotic parades, and traditional all-American venues like state fairs. State fairs hold a special place in our nation's history and heritage, so my family is honored to highlight one of them on one stop along the One Nation Tour route - America's historic Iowa State Fair! (I'm also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just "eat our peas"!)
Unlike next week's Obama Bus Tour, taxpayers aren't funding our tour, which is why we so appreciate your support in allowing us to be out there on the open road to visit with you to highlight small towns, big-hearted people, and the important role they play in our most exceptional nation.
You can participate with support for the "One Nation Tour" through and following virtually by bookmarking the SarahPAC website. We'll have updates from the road as our Constitution-draped bus travels to shine a spotlight on more of our nation's fine history. Watch this video and let the American road inspire you!
Thank you for your continued support of SarahPAC. Let's stay committed to the worthy cause - restoring all that is good and strong and free in America!
Thank you sincerely,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Second Wisconsin Recall Election Is August 16

     With the first recall election done, Wisconsin will now move on the the second one.  This recall has two democrat senate incumbents being challenged.  It would be nice to replace them with conservative republicans so once again please vote and get others to do the same.

Kim Simac is challenging democrat District 12 Senator Jim Holperin

Jonathan Steitz is going against democrat District 22 Senator Robert Wirch

look up voter registration and polling location

Senate district maps

"The Undefeated" Run In Plainville And Palm Desert Ends August 11

     For those looking to see "The Undefeated" in Palm Desert, CA or Plainville, CT time is running out.  The last showings at these locations will take place on August 11.  Below are links to these movie theaters.

Plainville, CT

Palm Desert, CA

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sarah Palin: Conquering the Storm

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
In the coming days we’ll sort through the repercussions of S&P’s downgrade of our credit rating, including concerns about the impact a potential interest rate increase would have on our ability to service our suffocating $14.5 trillion debt.

I’m surprised that so many people seem surprised by S&P’s decision. Weren’t people paying attention over the last year or so when we were getting warning after warning from various credit rating agencies that this was coming? I’ve been writing and speaking about it myself for quite some time.

Back in December 2010, I wrote: “If the European debt crisis teaches us anything, it’s that tomorrow always comes. Sooner or later, the markets will expect us to settle the bill for the enormous Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending binge. We’ve already been warned by the credit ratings agency Moody’s that unless we get serious about reducing our deficit, we may face a downgrade of our credit rating.” And again in January, in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address I wrote: “With credit ratings agency Moody’s warning us that the federal government must reverse the rapid growth of national debt or face losing our triple-A rating, keep in mind that a nation doesn’t look so ‘great’ when its credit rating is in tatters.”

One doesn’t need a Harvard Law degree to figure this out! Just look across the pond at Europe. European nations with less debt and smaller deficits than ours and with real “austerity” plans in place to deal with them have had their ratings downgraded. By what magical thinking did we figure we could run up perpetual trillion dollar deficits and still somehow avoid the unforgiving mathematics of a downgrade? Nothing is ever “too big to fail.” And there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Didn’t we all learn that in our micro and macro econ classes? I did at the University of Idaho. How could Obama skip through Columbia and Harvard without learning that?

Many commonsense Americans like myself saw this day coming. In fact, in June 2010, Rick Santelli articulated the view of independent Tea Party patriots everywhere when he shouted on CNBC, “I want the government to stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! STOP SPENDING!” So, how shamelessly cynical and dishonest must one be to blame this inevitable downgrade on the very people who have been shouting all along “stop spending”? Blaming the Tea Party for our credit downgrade is akin to Nero blaming the Christians for burning Rome. Tea Party Americans weren’t the ones “fiddling” while our country’s fiscal house was going up in smoke. In fact, we commonsense fiscal conservatives were the ones grabbing for the extinguishers while politically correct politicians and their cronies buried their heads in what soon became this bonfire.

With S&P and others now warning that we could face another downgrade if we don’t get serious about our debt problem (i.e., recklessly spending money we don't have), Washington needs to wake up before things get worse! We’re already hearing murmurs about QE3, which is just madness and will further debase our currency at a time when the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency is already being questioned. The loss of the dollar’s reserve currency status would adversely impact us in every conceivable way. Our standard of living would decline as imports become more expensive (including imports of foreign oil), government wouldn’t be able to finance deficits as cheaply, and American corporations – employers – would lose a competitive edge. It would be another crack in our status as a financial superpower.

Last May, I gave a speech at Westhills Community College in Lemoore, California, to an audience that included farmers from California’s Central Valley. I tried to paint a picture for them of where all of this was heading. The following is an excerpt from my prepared remarks:

Now we’re all getting hit with rising food prices too. Back in November of last year, I predicted this would happen when the Federal Reserve dropped a $600 billion money bomb called QE2 on us! That’s short for “quantitative easing 2.” It’s a fancy term for running the printing presses and creating money out of thin air – which drives down the value of the dollar and makes the price of everything more expensive.

As I predicted six months ago, these policies will lead us down a path where for the first time in our history our fate will be taken out of our own hands and placed in the hands of the world’s capital markets. They will force us to make the responsible decisions that our leaders are unwilling to make. Just as the destinies of the Central Valley farms have been taken out of your hands by the federal government’s overreach into your water rights, so the destiny of our nation will be taken out of our hands because our leadership has failed to get our financial house in order.

This isn’t some theoretical threat any more. It’s already happening. The world’s biggest bond investment fund PIMCO announced last month that it was dumping U.S. Treasury bonds. The head of PIMCO, Bill Gross, one of the world’s preeminent debt investors, warned that the U.S. is in serious risk of default with our trillion dollar deficits and no end in sight. And last week, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded our credit outlook to “negative” – that’s the first time that has happened to us since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The IMF has even given us formal notice that, unless we do something to deal with our debt problem, we could tip the world economy into another recession.

It is a disgraceful and embarrassing situation when the United States finds itself justifiably chastised in the same tone normally reserved for near-bankrupt economies.

And in this, like in shutting off your water, the federal government has failed you. Their reckless spending and destruction of the dollar will make access to available credit for farmers and small business owners harder to get. And it will make transportation costs higher because it will hit everyone at the gas pump. You see, because the Obama White House won’t let us drill domestically, we’re forced to import oil that we pay for in dollars. So, when the value of the dollar drops, the price of gas goes up. And if you think $4 a gallon is bad, wait till you see what life is like at $6 or $7 a gallon.

Last November, the so-called smart people all laughed at me when I warned them of this. They told me not to make such a big deal about rising prices. Well, guess what – it became a big deal all on its own.

In fact, there was an editorial in the New York Sun that said – and I quote: “As gasoline is nearing six dollars a gallon at some pumps, the cost of groceries is skyrocketing, and the value of the dollars…has collapsed to less than a 1,500th of an ounce of gold. Unemployment is still high. Shakespeare couldn’t come up with a better plot. But how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is supposed to be so thick, manage to figure all this out so far ahead of the New York Times and all the economists it talked to?”

Well, I’m sure the New York Times writers will remember the famous line: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” And right now the American economy is in the howling, hot headwinds of a gathering storm. We’re printing up and buying up our own notes at an unprecedented rate, and the Fed is artificially holding interest rates down to nearly zero. Anyone with commonsense could see what was coming. Unfortunately, common sense is in short supply among our leaders. It’s like they never believe that the rules of common sense apply to them. They think somehow we'll escape from the consequences of their policies. It’s the same magical thinking that allows them to run up trillion dollar deficits and still think that we can “win the future.”

Every other generation has weathered recessions by sacrifice and belt tightening. But our leaders today decided that they could magically paper over the tough decisions by running the printing presses. A little history lesson might have showed them how well that worked out for Germany in the 1930s. The Weimar Republic inflated its currency so much that it took a wheel barrel full of paper money to buy a loaf of bread. That might be the main thing I remember from Mr. Crum’s history class at Wasilla High, but it told me all I needed to know about the inflationary dangers of a weak currency and why we must avoid it. What a shame Mr. Crum didn’t teach at Harvard.

That was just three months ago, and things have already gotten worse. We have to face this storm head on. It won’t be easy, but there are real solutions to grow our economy and reduce our debt.

First, we need to get serious about our deficit. No more accounting gimmicks. No more cuts in “out-years” that never materialize. The permanent political class in D.C. might be fooling themselves with these Enron-like accounting games, but they’re not fooling the world’s capital markets. And we don’t need any more happy talk from the White House about “investing” in solar shingles and really fast trains. The White House shouldn’t even bother floating these new spending programs. We can’t afford them. Period. We need to stop this deficit spending, balance our budget, repeal Obamacare, cancel all unused stimulus funds, and reform our entitlement programs. We have to have an adult conversation about our spending commitments; circumstances have changed, and we must adapt. I know none of this will be easy, but, “thick” or not, the average American outside the D.C. politico bubble knows that we no longer have a choice! We will have entitlement reform and a balanced budget; it’s just a matter of how. We can do it ourselves in a calm, methodical, and responsible manner, or we can wait for the world’s capital markets to ram it down on us. Let’s be responsible and do it ourselves. And let’s get serious about reducing the size of government across the board and rooting out waste. How many more reports (that today are destined to merely gather dust on the shelf) do we need about duplicative and unnecessary programs before we actually do something about government waste?

We need to get this economy moving again, and the real stimulus we’ve been waiting for is domestic energy development. We must reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil by responsibly developing natural resources here. This will provide good paying jobs, reduce our trade deficit, increase federal and state revenue, ensure environmental standards, and actually stimulate our economy without incurring any debt. That’s real stimulus! Affordable, plentiful, and secure energy is the foundation of every thriving economy. Let’s make it the foundation of ours. Let’s do the opposite of President Obama’s manipulation of U.S. energy supplies. Let’s drill here, build refineries, and stop kowtowing to foreign countries in asking them to ramp up energy production which makes us even more beholden to them as we rely on their foreign product. Let’s move on tapping our massive domestic natural gas reserves. Natural gas is the perfect “bridge fuel” to a future when more renewable sources are available. It’s clean, it’s green, and we’ve got a lot of it. Let’s drill. Let’s build an infrastructure for natural gas cars and power plants. Energy development can help kick start our economic engine.

In addition to energy security, I embrace a pro-growth agenda that can make American corporations far more competitive on the global stage. (I will be writing more about this in the coming days.) We need to tell the world, “America is open for business again!” And let’s welcome industry by reducing burdensome regulations. The Obama administration keeps strangling businesses in red tape. From the EPA’s rulings to that nightmare known as Obamacare, the Obama administration is hanging one regulatory albatross after another around the private sector’s neck. Let’s get government out of the way and give the private sector room to breathe, grow, and thrive. We can provide businesses confidence to expand and hire Americans in a stable environment.

Be wary of the efforts President Obama makes to “fix” the debt problem. The more he tries to “fix” things, the worse they get because his “solutions” always involve spending more, taxing more, growing government, and increasing debt. This debt problem is the greatest challenge facing our country today. Obviously, President Obama doesn’t have a plan or even a notion of how to deal with it. His press conference today was just a rehash of his old talking points and finger-pointing. That’s why he can’t be re-elected in 2012.

Our economic news is disheartening and the task before us can seem daunting, but we must not lose our sense of optimism. People look around today and may see only the negative. They see a culture and a nation in decline, but that’s not who we are! America must regain its optimistic pioneering spirit again. Our founders declared that “we were born the heirs of freedom.” We are the heirs of those who froze with Washington at Valley Forge, who held the line at Gettysburg, who freed the slaves, carved a nation out of the wilderness, and allowed reward for work ethic. We are the sons and daughters of that Greatest Generation who stormed the beaches of Normandy, raised the flag at Iwo Jima, and made America the strongest and most prosperous nation in the history of mankind. By God, we will not squander what has been given us!

Our destiny is still in our own hands if we pick ourselves up and act responsibly and quickly. We must all get involved. Concerned Americans must seek truth, work harder than ever, and be willing to sacrifice today to ensure freedom tomorrow. Please get engaged in 2012 electoral politics and support experienced, vetted, pro-free market fiscal conservatives who will dedicate all to preserving our Republic and protecting our Constitution.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Absentee Ballot Deadlines For August 23 Mississippi Primary Runoff Election

     Based on the primary election results there are a few races in which no candidate received enough votes to avoid a runoff election on August 23.  If you need to vote absentee the last day to do that in person is August 20.  Mailed absentee ballots must be received by August 22.

Mississippi election calendar

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Voter Registration Deadlines For Nevada District 2 Special Election

     The special election to fill the vacant Nevada Congressional District 2 seat will be on September 13.  Those needing to register to vote by mail must do so by August 14.  The last day to register to vote in person is August 27.  Below are some helpful links and a map of the district. 

NV district 2 special election calendar

New York 9 Special Election Voter Registration Deadlines

     The special election to replace Congressman Wiener who resigned from his seat for the New York Congressional District 9 will be on September 13.  Mailed voter registrations must be postmarked by August 19 and in-person voter registration ends on September 2.  More information can be found below.

This Is Why You Need To Sign Up With Organize 4 Palin

     With the announcement that Governor Palin will keynote a tea party rally event on September 3, there has been increased speculation about whether or not Governor Palin will run for President or not.  Many think that she could declare her candidacy at this event, if not before.  If that is the case, we need to be ready and I encourage everyone to sign up with Organize 4 Palin and/or Students 4 Palin.  To emphasize how important this is, the blog Barbaric Thoughts has dug up an interview Governor Palin did with Bob & Mark.  In this interview she describes what a Sarah Palin for President campaign would look like and how it would focus on grassroots organizations.

Governor Palin's Interview On Hannity August 2

h/t Motivation Truth

Talk Back on Economics: What Really Works

First Wisconsin Recall Election Is August 9 - Updated

    The first of two recall elections in Wisconsin will be on August 9.  If you live in these senate districts please be sure to get out and vote for your republican Senator from the list below.  Otherwise, the same democrats that fled the state will get more colleagues to undo the reforms passed under Governor Walker.  Go here to take a look at senate district maps and here to check your voting location.  Tea Party Express will be launching a tour in support of the republican candidates starting on August 5.

Dan Kapanke (R) 

Update: Liberals Pouring Millions Into Wisconsin Recalls

"The Undefeated" Coming To Palm Desert and Connecticut August 5 - Corrected

   This weekend, on August 5, "The Undefeated" will open in two new theaters in Palm Desert, California and Plainville, Connecticut.  Please attend and spread the word to others.  Theater websites are below.

AMC Loews 20 - Plainville, CT

Cinemas Palme d'Or - Palm Desert, CA

Correction: The AMC theater in San Diego given earlier is not showing it and I have now changed to the correct theater.  If you change the date to August 5, on the Cinemas Palme site it does show that the movie is playing there.

August 4 Last Day For "The Undefeated" in KY, SC, OH, UT

     After just checking the websites, Thusday August 4 is the last day to see "The Undefeated" in the following theaters.

Newport, KY

West Valley City, UT

This Is The Best Deal We Could Get? Part 2

     Earlier this year, during the debate over the budget, the GOP leadership in DC made a deal with the democrats and told us it was the best they could do.  The cuts were not as big as originally promised, but that's all right.  What really mattered is that republicans could not be blamed for a supposed government shutdown.  Besides, the real fight would be waged during the debt ceiling debate and the next budget.  Well here we are with the debt ceiling and once again we are told this deal is the best we could do.  The republican leadership is once again acting because of fear, this time of being blamed for a default on our debt and a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.  Never mind that the House passed a bill to deal with the debt ceiling weeks ago while the democrats did nothing in the Senate.  So we have a deal on the debt ceiling and once again things are not as good as we are told that they are.  Yes the conversation in D.C. moved from spending to cutting, but there are no real spending cuts in this deal.  The cuts are actually cuts in how fast the spending will increase.  Real cuts would require ending baseline budgeting.  Also, the joint committee that will be formed later this year is not required to recommend the deficit reduction we are being told that they will.  To make matters worse, all of this may do nothing to prevent a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.  And of course the republicans will be blamed for that despite passing this bill so all of this panicked deal making will be for nothing.  Looking at all of this makes it clear that the GOP leadership in D.C. is not able to fight for us.  We could primary and replace them, but that would only mean that the next in line of seniority would take their place.  What we need to do is send as many tea party minded people to D.C. as we can in 2012 so that they will have numbers great enough to select one of their own as leaders and, of course, electing a conservative President.  Meanwhile, having let us down on the 2011 budget and the debt ceiling, there is no reason to be optimistic that the Paul Ryan budget will be promoted and fought for.  Expect "This Is The Best Deal We Could Get part 3 later this year.

Governor Palin On The Record August 1, 2011

h/t Texans For Sarah Palin