Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
All Governor Palin has to do is post: Watch Glenn Beck and he beats the most watched show on cable: The O’Reilly Factor! Governor Palin posted this in the notes section of Facebook page:
FOX News' Glenn Beck is doing an extraordinary job this week walking America behind the scenes of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and outlining who is actually running the White House. Monday night he asked us to invite one friend to watch; tonight I invite all my friends to watch.
Big Beck: Goes over 3 million viewers, beats O’Reilly in demo: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Though a little scandal might alienate advertisers, it’s pure ratings gold. Last night Glenn Beck had over 3 million viewers at 5pm, second only to O’Reilly for the night. But, Beck had more 25-54 viewers than O’Reilly (888K to 876K). I don’t watch or really even care about the cable news wars, but still…wow. Even though Beck airs before prime-time, when there are fewer people watching TV, he had the most 25-54 viewers in the cable news world for the night.
The sleazy left-wing Jew & American hating group ChangeOfChange.org has attempted to shut down the Glenn Beck Show. Glenn was dead on correct when he said:
"This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... this guy is, I believe, a racist."
It is clear to me that Øbama not only heard the filth coming out of Reverend Wright’s mouth everyday for 20 years, but Øbama agrees with him 100%. These are the companies all of us should contact and boycott, I Have:
President and CEO Mark B. Hales
Broadview Security (Brinks)
Robert B. Allen
Thomas M. Ryan
Chairman and CEO Tony Nicely
A subsidiary of
ConAgra Foods Inc.
President and CEO Gary M. Rodkin
A subsidiary of
CEO Andrew Prozes
Chairman and CEO George Zimmer
President and CEO Gregory Irace
Chairman and CEO Louis Gentine
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I would like to extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family as we hear word about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. He believed in our country and fought passionately for his convictions.
-Sarah Palin and family
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Demonizing histaria against Governor Palin comes from very fearful people who are trying to eradicate her triumphant strength & spirit. Her great moral understanding of how America must survive this onslaught of very biased weak left extremists. Her knowledge and experience in many endeavors especially in financing & exploring of oil and natural resources is very superior. I am sure she will have a great important future in our GOP. She is a great, great American.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Obama's health care "reform" plan has met with significant criticism across the country. Many Americans want change and reform in our current health care system. We recognize that while we have the greatest medical care in the world, there are major problems that we must face, especially in terms of reining in costs and allowing care to be affordable for all. However, as we have seen, current plans being pushed by the Democratic leadership represent change that may not be what we had in mind -- change which poses serious ethical concerns over the government having control over our families’ health care decisions. In addition, the current plans greatly increase costs of health care, while doing lip service toward controlling costs.
We need to address a REAL bipartisan reform proposition that will have REAL impacts on costs and quality of patient care.
As Governor of Alaska, I learned a little bit about being a target for frivolous suits and complaints (Please, do I really need to footnote that?). I went my whole life without needing a lawyer on speed-dial, but all that changes when you become a target for opportunists and people with no scruples. Our nation’s health care providers have been the targets of similar opportunists for years, and they too have found themselves subjected to false, frivolous, and baseless claims. To quote a former president, “I feel your pain.”
So what can we do? First, we cannot have health care reform without tort reform. The two are intertwined. For example, one supposed justification for socialized medicine is the high cost of health care. As Dr. Scott Gottlieb recently noted, “If Mr. Obama is serious about lowering costs, he'll need to reform the economic structures in medicine—especially programs like Medicare.”  Two examples of these “economic structures” are high malpractice insurance premiums foisted on physicians (and ultimately passed on to consumers as “high health care costs”) and the billions wasted on defensive medicine.
Dr. Stuart Weinstein, with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, recently explained the problem:
”The medical liability crisis has had many unintended consequences, most notably a decrease in access to care in a growing number of states and an increase in health care costs.
Access is affected as physicians move their practices to states with lower liability rates and change their practice patterns to reduce or eliminate high-risk services. When one considers that half of all neurosurgeons—as well as one third of all orthopedic surgeons, one third of all emergency physicians, and one third of all trauma surgeons—are sued each year, is it any wonder that 70 percent of emergency departments are at risk because they lack available on-call specialist coverage?” 
Dr. Weinstein makes good points, points completely ignored by President Obama. Dr. Weinstein details the costs that our out-of-control tort system are causing the health care industry and notes research that “found that liability reforms could reduce defensive medicine practices, leading to a 5 percent to 9 percent reduction in medical expenditures without any effect on mortality or medical complications.” Dr. Weinstein writes:
“If the Kessler and McClellan estimates were applied to total U.S. health care spending in 2005, the defensive medicine costs would total between $100 billion and $178 billion per year. Add to this the cost of defending malpractice cases, paying compensation, and covering additional administrative costs (a total of $29.4 billion). Thus, the average American family pays an additional $1,700 to $2,000 per year in health care costs simply to cover the costs of defensive medicine.
Excessive litigation and waste in the nation’s current tort system imposes an estimated yearly tort tax of $9,827 for a family of four and increases health care spending in the United States by $124 billion. How does this translate to individuals? The average obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) delivers 100 babies per year. If that OB-GYN must pay a medical liability premium of $200,000 each year (which is the rate in Florida), $2,000 of the delivery cost for each baby goes to pay the cost of the medical liability premium.” 
You would think that any effort to reform our health care system would include tort reform, especially if the stated purpose for Obama’s plan to nationalize our health care industry is the current high costs.
So I have new questions for the president: Why no legal reform? Why continue to encourage defensive medicine that wastes billions of dollars and does nothing for the patients? Do you want health care reform to benefit trial attorneys or patients?
Many states, including my own state of Alaska, have enacted caps on lawsuit awards against health care providers. Texas enacted caps and found that one county’s medical malpractice claims dropped 41 percent, and another study found a “55 percent decline” after reform measures were passed.  That’s one step in health care reform. Limiting lawyer contingency fees, as is done under the Federal Tort Claims Act, is another step. The State of Alaska pioneered the “loser pays” rule in the United States, which deters frivolous civil law suits by making the loser partially pay the winner’s legal bills. Preventing quack doctors from giving “expert” testimony in court against real doctors is another reform.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry noted that, after his state enacted tort reform measures, the number of doctors applying to practice medicine in Texas “skyrocketed by 57 percent” and that the tort reforms “brought critical specialties to under served areas.” These are real reforms that actually improve access to health care. 
Dr. Weinstein’s research shows that around $200 billion per year could be saved with legal reform. That’s real savings. That’s money that could be used to build roads, schools, or hospitals.
If you want to save health care, let’s listen to our doctors too. There should be no health care reform without legal reform. There can be no true health care reform without legal reform.
- Sarah Palin
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Pete J. Smith, from lifesitenews.com, wrote a great piece on Obama's and Gov Palin's 1st political test on the national stage. Executive experience is everything as we see Obama retreat for another round:
The US Senate has sounded a hasty retreat on "death panels" in health-care reform by striking out the provision on "end-of-life counseling" from the bill.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), announced last week that the Senate Finance Committee has now expunged all "end-of-life" provisions from the Senate version of health-care reform in order "to avoid unintended consequences." Grassley admitted in a statement Wednesday that the storm of controversy surrounding the "end-of-life" provisions in detailed in section 1233 of the House version (H.R. 3200) expressed legitimate concerns that the elderly and infirm could end up pressured into lower-quality care or none at all.
The demise of "end-of-life" counseling has another aspect as it marks Sarah Palin's first political victory over Obama since the 2008 election.
The Governor's famous characterization of the House bill as dangerous legislation, paving the way for a bureaucratic "death panel" that would ration care, ignited the firestorm that led to massive scrutiny of the provision. Palin posted her original remarks on Aug. 7th remarks on Facebook, and a week later Grassley announced that the provision was gone.
At a town-hall style gathering in New Hampshire last Wednesday, Obama tried to defuse the controversy over "death panels" with an attempt at humor saying a "rumor" had arisen that Congress wanted to "basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore."
However Obama failed to regain control of the debate, and by the end of the week, commentators such as the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto said, "it is clear that she has won the debate." "One can hardly deny that Palin's reference to 'death panels' was inflammatory," opined Taranto in his "Best of the Web" column. "But another way of putting that is that it was vivid and attention-getting."
Palin later blasted Obama for having Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as his policy advisor on health-care reform. Emanuel outlined a policy for rationing health care called the "Complete Lives System," which would divert care to individuals with "the potential to live a complete life." (see coverage)
"Does [Obama] agree with the 'Complete Lives System,'" asked Palin. "If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on?" Palin also noted that Emanuel had just told the Washington Times that his "thinking has evolved" on what she called "the question of rationing care to benefit the strong and deny the weak." "How convenient that he disavowed his own work only after the nature of his scholarship was revealed to the public at large," said Palin in comments posted on her Facebook page .
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Fox News and The Stiletto put together a great peice on how The Discredited New York Times, White House Advisors and liberal supporters all had to back-peddle because of no longer relevant Governor Palin:
On a Facebook post, Governor Palin puts the lie to The New York Times' assertion that "the rumor that government-sponsored 'death panels' to decide which patients were worthy of living seemed to arise from nowhere" (emphasis added by The Stiletto).
Had Times reporters Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes read her commentary -- which was posted the day before their article was published -- they would have known that the death panels are real, and where to read up on the details. Palin makes a solid case that health care "reform," as originally envisioned by Democrats, would lead to rationed care and put a price tag on the value of people's lives based on their economic productivity.
Palin cites and explains the ramifications of Section 1233 ("Advance Care Planning Consultation," pages 424 to 434) of the House's proposed bill, "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,'' and quotes from "Principles For Allocation Of Scarce Medical Interventions" (The Lancet, January 31, 2009), a paper co-authored by one of President Obama's health care policy advisors, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel -- whose brother, Rahm, is the president's chief of staff.
Believe it or not, the rationing scheme Dr. Emanuel advocates in The Lancet is a softening of his views on which lives are worth saving. Though Palin was mocked -- surprise! -- for her "death panel" analysis, it's now Dr. Emanuel who is backpedaling from an article he co-authored 13 years ago, The Washington Times reports:
"When I began working in the health policy area about 20 years ago ... I thought we would definitely have to ration care, that there was a need to make a decision and deny people care," said Dr. Emanuel ... during a phone interview. ...
He wrote [in a short article published in a bioethics journal in 1996] that "services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed."
"An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia," he wrote in the paper published by The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, non-profit bioethics research institute. ...
The charges of rationing, or concerns about his language in journal articles, Dr. Emanuel said, is somewhat understandable given that he was "writing really for political philosophers, and for the average person it's not what they're used to reading, even if they've had a good liberal education."
Palin can also put another notch on her belt when it comes to influencing health care "reform" -- the Senate will drop language "encouraging" doctors to initiate conversations with patients about hospice and palliative end-of-life care from its bill, The Boston Globe reports:
Palin was hardly the only one to look at the House bill and realize its implications. In a commentary posted on The Daily Beast, "thinker" Lee Siegel -- who believes "the absence of universal health care is America's burning shame" -- calls rationing end-of-life care "morally revolting."
The Stiletto seems to recall pundits across the political spectrum writing Palin off as irrelevant after she voluntarily stepped down from public office in July. Guess they were -- what is the word? -- wrong.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Aging Maureen Dowd cannot seem to help herself when it comes to Governor Palin. It was first thought of as irrational envy. You have a strong, intelligent, attractive, self-made, non-Ivy League educated, happily married, mother of five verse a wrinkled old shrew. Her continued attacks are more than comical and it seems she is now fixated on Governor Palin.
Mark Finkelstein, of NewsBusters, describes Maureen Dowd quite accurately:
Nothing like a presidential assassination metaphor to spice up an otherwise insipid Sunday column . . .
Churning out yet another anti-Sarah screed, Dowd descended to this today [emphasis added]:
"At the moment, what she wants to do is tap into her visceral talent for aerial-shooting her favorite human prey: cerebral Ivy League Democrats.
Just as she was able to stir up the mob against Barack Obama on the trail, now she is fanning the flames against another Harvard smarty-pants — Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a White House health care adviser and the older brother of Dead-Fish Rahmbo."
Ms Maureen Dowd 25 Years Ago With A Functioning Uterus
Demonstrating that she is as clueless as she is reckless, Dowd dings Palin for using Facebook to advocate against anti-ObamaCare. Maureen mocks Facebook as "a forum . . . more commonly used by kids hooking up and cyberstalking."
Note: elitist Dowd also manages to condescend to average Americans. Are you opposed to PBO and his policies? You're nothing but a member of a pliable "mob”.
Governor Palin In A Hoody & Jeans 1 Month Ago
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Saturday, August 15, 2009
David Nelson, of the Leader Telegram, wrote a very telling piece on how irrational and wrong the left is about Governor Palin. He briefly touched on Governor Palin’s successes as governor of Alaska but his point is clearly made.
Why does the left have such a preoccupation with bashing Sarah Palin? What is it about her that frightens them so?
A recent column by Gene Lyons is a case in point. Most of his article came from MSNBC, which has the same credibility in evaluating a conservative as Rush Limbaugh has in giving a reasoned, rational evaluation of Obama.
At one point, Lyons says Palin couldn't run a Wal-Mart. He needs to read more. According to Time Magazine, as mayor of Wasilla, Palin doubled the size of the town and eliminated the property tax. She was appointed to the Alaska Pipeline Commission, a plum job that pays $112,500 a year. When she realized the commission wasn't working for the welfare of the people, she complained to her superior and was told, "That's the oil business in Alaska" and that Alaska law forbids members to make commission work public. She resigned and brought the issue to the public. The commission was reformed, and several member were prosecuted and convicted under ethics laws. She enjoyed popularity above 80 percent because as they say, "Alaska Works."
(What people also need to realize is that in the US we have ONLY 5 states that are in the black -financially sound- and thanks to Gov Palin AK is one of them. She put aside $6.6 billion in rainy-day funds and $1 billion for education and still cut the state budget. Bankrupt states like FL, CA, NY and IL spent like drunken sailors, when times where good and thought they had no need to save, but not Governor Palin & AK.)
When the chief executive of the oil pipeline consortium visited Alaska, she refused to see him until he renegotiated the contract. ExxonMobil, BP and Conoco were sitting on huge reserves of natural gas, and she told them to start developing the field or she would put the land up for bids. They balked, but have agreed to a 17% increase. She has used oil revenue to develop roads, bridges, technology infrastructure and schools. (This is also part of the funds each AK citizen receives annually. She also renegotiated with the Feds lowering oil taxes, keeping an extra $.640 billion, for AK. She always plays hardball, usually wins and many governors, like Schwarzenegger & Crist, have gotten a lot of heat for allowing the Feds & oil companies to call the shots, unlike Gov Palin.)
Apparently, Lyons doesn't read the news, but Palin was exonerated (not just acquitted) from the charges against her related to her ex-brother-in-law.
Her resignation may very well be her political death knell, but she still has a important voice.
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Oddly enough, Andy Ostray of The Huffington Post, had nothing but almost great things to say about Governor Palin. Are we starting to see even the left seeing the power of Palin? Simply posting notes on her Facebook page and she is changing national policy and putting the White House on the defense. Imprerssive to say the least, according to Andy Ostroy.
As the debate over Obama's health-care overhaul intensifies, one thing has become quite clear: it took former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin just three weeks into 'retirement' to prove that when it comes to major domestic policy, she is going to be right smack in the middle of it all. And surprisingly, all it took for her to fully inject herself squarely into the health-care debate was one simple, albeit politically explosive comment last week:
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
But the truly astonishing part is that The Wasilla Wonder has actually framed the entire debate with her disingenuous reference designed to scare the crap out of old folks and those who care for them. "Death panel" has now become the official phrase and rallying cry of all the right-wing loons salivating at the opportunity to not just derail Obama's attempt at reform, but more importantly to undermine his nascent administration's entire agenda. Conservatives smell Obama's blood, and the health-scare mobs are just the front lines in the much more complicated war to take him down.
'You betchya, America, we're not gonna let that Muslim terrorist in the White House allow those youths-in-Asia to kill our grannies, gosh darn it!'
But I have to give Palin credit. For someone with the knowledge and intellectual curiosity of an Alaskan moose, she's sure demonstrating some deft political skills. What the health-care debate has proven is that in 'retirement' she's not crawling under any rocks just yet. For some strange reason, and I cannot for the life of me understand it, there actually are a whole bunch of people who hang onto every word this inarticulate, vacuous, empty-Versace-suited fraud has to say. That we as a nation are engaged in a bitter partisan battle over such an important subject as health care, with Palin's words leading the charge on the right, is absolutely mind-boggling. Maybe Republicans have been right along: perhaps she is the future of their party.
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Friday, August 14, 2009
In interview with Politico, by Jeanne Cummins, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offers Governor Palin 6 Steps to keeping her presidential options open:
1. Write a book. Palin is already set to do that, which Gingrich applauds. A book, he said, helps a politician lay out his or her philosophy and experiences in their own unhurried words. It also helps score TV time, which in turn helps sell books, he added.
2. Land a regular commentator slot on television. It’s a sure way for an outsider to stay inside the national dialogue and in touch with the incumbents, activists and strategists who can help launch a comeback.
3. Consider getting a condominium in New York or Washington. An East Coast base of operations would ease what could become an onerous travel schedule from Alaska.
4. Write and master three types of speeches. One speech “is to make money,” he said, and should be something smart and entertaining. The second set of speeches includes what Gingrich calls “high-value” addresses designed to be delivered before major interest groups and universities, enabling Palin to “project her brand.” The third speech, of course, is a campaign stump speech that she can take on the road in 2010 to help Republican candidates raise money and gain attention.
5. Create some sort of national project or center. This can serve as a base for her political return and an incubator for ideas and action on issues. A National Energy Project, Gingrich said, would be a natural for Palin.
6. Plan on working really, really hard. Many ex-politicians confuse being a celebrity with being a serious political player, Gingrich said. “She can be a personality for a long time,” he said. “But that is very different from becoming a national leader.”
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Robert A George of Bay Area NBC wrote a great piece on the power of Governor Palin. Here is part of the aricle:
Palin's declaration that the end-of-life-counseling procedures in at least one of the Democratic health-care bills amounted to a "death panel" elicited outrage from all corners. Blatantly using her special-needs son Trig as an example of someone that the new health order might ignore appalled even more.
But Palin refused to back down.
Then a funny thing happened: Democrats were forced to explain that there wasn't any "death panel" language in these bills. Rule Number One in politics: If you're explaining, you're losing. Headlines that say "Democrats deny existence of 'death panels'" constitute a "win" for those opposed to reform efforts. Indeed, the denial actually helps repeat the charge that opponents have introduced into debate.
Another funny thing happened: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), hardly a raving right-winger essentially gave Palin some back-up: Considering that Grassley was part of the bipartisan group in the Senate working on a bill, his words carried a lot of weight. He's not as easily dismissible as Mrs. Palin.
In any event, despite howls from the press about the non-existence of the "death panels," the Senate Finance Committee announced that it was stripping out language in its own bill related to "advance-care planning consultations." That it happened reflects how much the White House and Democrats have lost the message battle over health-care.
None of this would have occurred were it not for Sarah Palin.
Of the possible 2012 GOP candidates, she's the one who managed to introduce a meme that helped keep the "reform" side completely off-balance. Anyone heard something similar from Huckabee or Pawlenty or Romney? Palin has been the one to tap perfectly into the aggressive nature expressed in town halls across the country.
Obviously, she's no longer in office; she's no longer a governor. If the healthcare debate is any indication, she doesn't need the platform of being governor to get media coverage and get her own message out..
Hate Sarah Palin as much as you please. She's not going anywhere, folks. And she may be more successful than either detractors or supporters might have ever guessed.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Governor Palin released several scathing poignant statements directed at ObamaCare. She has the entire MSM and Obama + cronies on the defensive. Dozens of editorials and politicians have responded attacking her. Anything to defend their messiah and crap on the American people.
I have read the bill and have included the DEATH PANEL pages:
Page 30: A Government committee will decide what treatments & benefits you get. This would be the “Death Panel” and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process.
Page 272: Cancer patient treatment will be on a case by case depending on cost of treatment.
Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures.
Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals. Trig and other children with Down Syndrome will be excluded or accepted according a panel (Death Panel).
Page 425: Advance Care Planning: Counseling for Senior Citizens, assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans from the Government.
Rasmussen, Politico, AOL, NewsMax and even Facebook are showing the public is not only listening to Governor Palin but supporting her more and more. A Politico poll shows 46% see Gov Palin as the front runner for 2012 (Romney was 2nd with 25%), an AOL poll shows 59% to 41% agree with the her 'Death Panels'. Rasmussen is showing support for ObamaCare is at a new low of 42% and NewsMax polled over 600,000 and 83% have a favorable opinion of Gov Palin. Even Gov Palin’s Facebook page is growing at 10,000 new friends a day! All have coincided with Governor Palin’s eye opening and candid statements on ObamaCare.
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