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I joined the live blog of St. Charle‘s Patch of Governor Palin and Glenn Beck‘s speech. I am waiting for the official transcript or the video (in fact, I expected that the talk radio station in St. Louis would carry it, or that Glenn Beck would’ve been generous enough to stream it live on his website.) Yes, that was a snark.
Money Quote: “You know why there’s a self-esteem problem? Because we don’t tell anyone they suck.” — Glenn Beck.
Kalen Ponche, the local Editor for the St. Charles Patch kept us informed along with Joe Scott, Associate Editor of Patch.com. People started filling the arena since 6:00 PM CST, which was almost two hours before the event took place.
Sarah Palin started her speech at about 8:00 pm. Dana Loesch, talk radio show host introduced Gov. Sarah Palin, who came out wearing a navy blue knee-length dress. Palin started by saying that she was glad to be in Family Arena – home of basketball and hockey.
Palin started by asking, “Defend the Republic from what?” Mentioned that the empowerment of the individual is key; that limited government does not infringe on individual rights, and that ordinary men and women would be empowered. By ordinary, she meant the same as Notre Dame coach Lou Holst, who said “God didn’t put us on earth to be ordinary.”
She spoke about the Founding Fathers, and paraphrased it this way: The Founders didn’t want us to be under the aristocratic system of power. There’s man’s standard of perfection, and God’s standard of perfection. Our founders intended for men and women to prosper on their own merits, not so those well-connected could get ahead. This promise inspired our ancestors to leave the “Old Country” behind, where money and power would be in the hands of a few.
She told the audience: “Your own ancestors left their countries behind for opportunity in America-to St. Louis, and St. Charles.” Palin mentioned her own ancestors who moved to United States, the original pioneers. Palin brought back one of her usual talking points by stating, “We are the most exceptional nation on Earth. Always proud of America, in good times and in bad. We are a nation of little guys who built the most impressive nation on earth.”
She said that President Abraham Lincoln recognized that Alaska could be a resource for our union. ”Alaska is a strategic location: And yes, you can see Russia from Alaska!”
The audience was happy and cheerful, quiet listening to her speech but not chanting for Palin to reconsider her run for office. Governor Palin kept highlighting on her independent streak more than once, and those that follow her career very closely know about this. Palin said that she wished that America shared the same independent spirit.
She brought up a very important part of her personality: Optimism. She said that it’s unfortunate how many Americans are not optimistic about this country. That people are realizing that today’s federal government is a threat to each’s freedoms.
Governor Palin said that the government is passing on to the next generation the bill for what they are spending. Continued on by mentioning that politicians use taxpayers’ money to reward their friends. This is what she calls “corporate crony capitalism.” That this is what Americans must defend the republic against. There was loud applause on this comment.
Another topic that she talks about a lot are the small businesses; she said that there’s around 70 percent of them, but they don’t grease the political wheels. Palin seemed very at ease and very relaxed. The lack of accountability of the press, according to Palin, is on their absence in questioning President Obama’s economic plans. That hand outs do nothing to help people bust out, and be free of shackles.
The crowd was very responsive, clapping and cheering her on. She challenged Obama to speak about his track record on fighting corruption.
She did not mention by name the “Solyndra” scandal nor the “Fast and Furious” operation-where guns were sold to Mexican druglords-but commended that several people are working hard to show corruption inside the Obama administration.
Palin became critical of Obama’s tour promoting his jobs bill. She said that Obama is actually on his re-election campaign instead. Governor Palin criticized President Obama’s solutions where she sees that these revolve around taking taxpayers’ moneys. When she mentioned this, the crowd responded very well.
On the issue of GE and their pass on rendering taxes, she said that they receive more of our hard-earned money than they give. Palin went after union bosses (not the union members) that are using them for their power. She said that “greedy union bosses” are taking our economy and working against the middle class.
About the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, she said that it is “nebulous talk show fodder.”
On the subject of the current GOP crop of presidential candidates she asked for the public to expect transparency from them, and know who is contributing to whom.
Palin attacked the media again by stating that the mainstream media needs to ask tougher questions and not be afraid of the political machine. Palin studied journalism, and sees that the mainstream media is abusing their jobs by not reporting the facts. Governor Palin was firm when she stated that men and women are willing to die for freedom of the press, so that’s why she’s always on a “high horse” about the main stream media.
Palin said again that Americans need to demand reform. True reform is difficult, and many people back away because it’s a tough road. Palin brought back the Tea Party movement to get her point across. She believes that Americans must reclaim that optimistic pioneering spirit of the frontier; that these pioneers didn’t expect anything from anyone.
She ended with, “We will not squander what we have been given. We will demand our republic. United we must stand. God bless America!”
- Sarah Palin: Not Retreating, Just Reloading (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- LIVE: Sarah Palin & Glenn Beck at Family Arena “Defending the Republic” (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
His constituents by-proxy are not thrilled about this visit. Puerto Rico’s population is about four million; what happens in the Unites States is affecting the island as well, so now they’re not happy campers. Puerto Ricans expect the same empty promises that Obama gave us. To make things more interesting, this is also Hillary Clinton‘s turf as she beat Obama in the Democrat Party’s presidential primaries in 2008 with a 3 to 1 margin.
Puerto Rico has also a lamestream media that is covering this four-hour visit as if he is staying for a week. Folks, it’s all about the money (read my Nancy Pelosi‘s blog post about this). There’s also that issue of Puerto Rico’s self-determination process that is in its infancy. Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner, Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) gave this statement:
After noon, the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in Washington, Pedro Pierluisi confirmed the information given ahead of time by EL VOCERO. “I know that President Obama’s intentions is to show once again to the people of Puerto Rico that he identifies himself with us, with our causes and with our aspirations, and he wants to help us with our social and economical challenges that we face. I am positive that he will also use this trip to support the report of the Special Workgroup of the White House about Puerto Rico, and to see firsthand how we’re benefitting from his initiatives of his administration”, said Pierluisi via written statement.
Puerto Rico’s Resident Commish has “voice” in DC, but cannot vote on anything related to Puerto Rico nor the United States; he has to knock on a lot of doors to get things done. What few people know on this side of the pond? That Puerto Rico’s Governor, Luis Fortuño (R-PR) has been friends with Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) ever since their teens. It is a positive but awkward professional relationship.
I don’t expect the GOP to jump in and make a strong statement about this four-hour trip. The only cool thing will be that kids will finally see Air Force One in all its glory. Obama’s visit will certainly be a part of Puerto Rico’s 21st century but it will be exaggerated, as is with everything involving politics.
Kudos for the creator of this cartoon, who displays the hatred towards Sarah Palin. This was created after the Tucson, Arizona shooting.
Julian Assange is at it again. Cornered, first he walked off an interview with ABC, and now he’s going after Palin and Huckabee-just because they work on FOX? I ponder this, because both work at the same network and he hasn’t singled out anybody else (yet) on the media.
Thou shall not mention his name; if you do, you will be accused of McCarthyism or something. The quotes on bold are from the article, my responses below.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to the politicians-turned-Fox-personalities as “shock jocks” who should be charged for inciting violence against him and his organization.
He also referred to Huckabee as “just another idiot trying to make a name for himself.”
Pot calling kettle? As much as I hate to, I have to defend Mike Huckabee. A Christian Republican that is defending his country against one person that is determined to destroy it-by their own terms of what freedom means-cannot go unnoticed. An immature and childish response towards Huckabee coming from Assange demonstrates that he believes in his own wicked mind how much of a despot he is to other countrymen.
Asked what he thought of the accusation — made by Vice President Joe Biden and others — that he is a “high-tech terrorist,” Assange said his organization’s actions didn’t meet the definition of terrorism — but those of Fox personalities and other TV pundits did.
I have to laugh this one out because Shep Smith is included and he must be in some serious denial. Maybe it will take time for it to sink it. Just sayin’!
“We see constant threats from people, the Republican Senate trying to make a name for themselves, people like Sarah Palin to shock jocks on Fox and, unfortunately, some members also of the Democratic Party, calling for my assassination, calling for the illegal kidnapping of my staff,” Assange said.
Read that quote again. YES-he said UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Democratic Party. What does he mean by this? Are the top eschelon Democrats involved, and are covering their butts? Are the Democrats destroying the country from within, and not Muslims in the country with domestic terrorism? Tin foil hats are in order. Because really, he didn’t say UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Republican Party. Case closed.
Of Huckabee’s call to have Assange executed, and Palin’s demand that he be hunted down like al Qaeda, Assange said: “If we are to have a civil society, you cannot have senior people making calls on national TV to go around the judiciary and illegally murder people. That is incitement to commit murder. That is an offense.”
Attention liberals: What hundreds of thousands of Americans believe is true; Sarah Palin is a senior leader. He is NOT attacking Palin: He is raising the bar! If Assange supports Al Qaeda terrorism attacks to this country is another story that would not deviate much from this one. Now I have this question: How do you go around the judiciary on national TV? The media loves to mention Governor Palin, accuse her of something she didn’t do, judge her on the spot and calling for an execution…that’s a correct statement. If you have any questions, simply Google it.
He added: “When people call for illegal, deliberate assassination and kidnapping of others, they should be held to account. They should be charged for incitement to commit murder.”
Sorry Mr. Assange, that does not work in this country. It may work for some, but it gets us nowhere. See, we are a free republic. We are still a capitalist country, not a socialistic nor a communist country. Therefore, we can’t charge people and throw them in prison based on loose accusations like that. Why? Because we have something called “the rule of law.”
“Some of those journalists have fallen for that, and why? Because they are worried that they are going to be next,” he continued. “But I have a message to them — they are gonna be next. … So us journalists and publishers and writers, we all have to stick together to resist this sort of reinterpretation of the First Amendment.”
I will write this: That’s why there are bloggers out there, spreading information based on our First Amendment, which is being trampled right now, along with in other parts of the world where there is limited freedom of speech. The journalists have fallen to report on a balanced way because they have allowed their inner feelings perculate through their articles, or fear to be laid off from their jobs. That is not freedom of speech.
What journalists, publishers and writers have to do to stick together? Gain their reputation back. How? Going back to the principles of the First Amendment by reading about it. Then, tell it like it is to the audience without repercussions from their bosses. If they get upset or fire a journalist, more ears will perk up and identify those who challenge and dare to bring up both sides of the story.
- Assange calls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee “idiots” (newstatesman.com)
- Assange rips ‘shock jock’ politicians (cnn.com)
- Assange warns of ‘digital McCarthyism’ (msnbc.msn.com)
Well, since it was after the fact, I decided to watch the show; I expected more information on the rally and I wanted to see more about it. I was not disappointed; the video of the fly-by Canadian geese was spectacular. That was one wish I had while watching the rally; a fly-by of the Blue Angels, for example. I understand the no-fly zone rule; in a secret but wicked way I wanted a bunch of “rogue” AF pilots to do a fly-by, just like the Canadian geese did. There are some things you want and can’t have, but God finds a way around it.
That, or after all that reading and learning process he “got it” and is spreading the core of the founding fathers’ root: God and country, centered and united to be able to deal with all that is coming. Grasp that faith to get the strength of what is ahead.
He said little miracles will happen after 8-28. Mine is: I will give Glenn Beck a pass. He’s coming around full circle now, and I don’t hold a grudge against him any longer. This comes from a person that can hold grudges for months. So yes, to me it’s a big friggin’ deal!