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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)
This is actually true; I can’t stand to have a tiny blanket that barely covers anything and if I don’t sneeze from it, it’s itchy from allergies. But hey, that’s not my style. What I can’t stand for is for the government to hand over ponchos paid with taxpayers’ money hand them down to people that protest those that worked their butts off to make them and profit from their hard work!
“For the last five nights, we’ve been flip-flopping back and forth,” said protester Clark Davis. “We were told that if we slept on the sidewalks at night we’d be arrested…we were then told that we could sleep on the sidewalks and that we could not sleep in the parks.”
The group now believes they may be able to stay on the lawn permanently and that sentiment in City Hall for their platform could be growing.
At least one official is expressing support for the movement: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is holding a jobs town hall meeting on Thursday, reportedly has been distributing ponchos to the protesters to stay dry during the recent rain storm.
“We, quite likely, could have the support of the city in this movement,” said Davis.
Next: Free coupons to eat at McDonald’s or Burger King to satisfy their appetite for the “have-nots.”
President Obama will be most of the rest of the year campaigning not only to be re-elected, but to push is “jobs” bill that is another attempt to rush a bill through a-lá-Obamacare, presenting a false pretense that it’s “paid for” when the reality is that it isn’t. A bill that is fair to all of us that pay taxes and garnishes earnings and a reasonable effort to recruit more and more people cannot amount to the ridiculous amount of approximately $200,000 up to $312,500 per job created OR SAVED. Yes, no typos-per job.
Take a look:
The President’s deal is said to increase GDP by $300 billion or 2 percent and add or 1.9 million jobs. The plan is expected to cost tax payers $475 billion, well over the $300 billion that analysts were originally forecasting. ZeroHedge notes that $475 billion financed over a ten year basis at 2.5 percent will add roughly an additional $120 billion in interest.
If you don’t factor in the interest, it will cost the tax payers $250,000 per job and $312,500 after factoring in the interest tax.
Whoever is doing that math, is an evil malign tumor that has a laundromat with a Slushie machine inside.
This bad joke has got to stop now. What blows my mind is why nobody is stopping this madness. Who is waiting for what? If most of the United States are “game on” for destroying this country on purpose thinking that this can be in a jiffy, they’re absolutely wrong.
I posted a response to a previous post to explain what I mean when I wrote that O is “pinning” brother against brother:
What I mean by that is that Hoffa Jr. offered Obama “an army” of union leaders and members to fight against the Tea Party-which have hundreds of thousands of “members” that are involved in that movement as well as those that support it. Hoffa Jr., like Sarah mention on her Facebook response and quote:
“This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”
Now what Hoffa Jr. did during his warm-up speech is to present Obama with “your army” and Obama did not condemn any of those remarks. There were no comments from the White House to the DNC. If any person with a Jared Loughner complex on EITHER END fires the first shot, you betcha we’re gonna have the start of a Second Civil War if this is not stopped immediately.
To offer Obama an army of civilians to fight another group of Americans is pinning brother against brother. That’s un-American, unpatriotic and incredibly dangerous. Remember this speech by President Obama?
His quote: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
People are connecting the dots from the union rally, directly to this quote. Pray for this country, that common sense prevails.
Because in Obama’s world, people that own a small business and are second or third parties near a manufacturing plant or a business are EEEVILL!
I posted this response at Zip:
Dingbat is messing with Apple fanboys? Oh boy, Engadget, CNET and other techie websites will call him on it. Dude doesn’t know what’s coming. That’s one. Rush won’t admit he’s a fanboy but I am a Dittohead and he often brings Apple to the table. The one person he’d love to meet: Steve Jobs.
Two, I can’t wait for Trump’s response-I hope he sends his “pitbull” to Hoffa and kick his butt all the way to China.
Third, all if not the most of the clothes Hoffa wears are made in China. Ford has a plant in Venezuela and it’s been there ever since I was a teen-a long time ago.
Now for those evil corporations and Big Pharma that PEOPLE NEED IN ORDER TO LIVE AND USE: Eli Lilly has three manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico-shut your trap is US Territory. Hope and pray they don’t leave like many others left Puerto Rico because of tax burdens.
Does he wanna mess with FedEx and UPS too? FedEx hub is in Memphis-but they deliver around the world with service centers and couriers around the world. They employ more than 100K people. The only people that are unionized on FedEx are the pilots. UPS is all union, baby.
JanSport makes most of those backpacks kids and adults use in Puerto Rico too. Medtronic is there too, and most Americans use those pacemakers. That revenue goes to the US.
When I moved here ten years ago, GE Transportation fired more than 600 people. There was a paper bag plant here in Erie too=they closed. Small businesses that depend on those manufacturing and corporations nearby-restaurants, stores, cafeterias often fire people or shut down.
Jerk Hoffa is for his own since he doesn’t care about those hard working Americans that cook and sell sandwiches from a truck. Or when these corporations have contracts with local mechanics, body shops, et. al. so Sales Department’s staff can drive to deliver or advertise their products. What about those, Hoffa?
And what about housing for those that need to live nearby? If there’s a new development near one of them, what are the chances that these houses will sell quicker because strategically they depend on businesses nearby-and Mean Bank and insurance companies for vehicles and houses are EEEEVIIILLLL!!!
Jake Tapper goes for the kill and hammers Jake Carney for Hoffa’s SOB comment in Michigan:
Transcript from Mediaite:
Jay Carney: Of course he did.
Jake Tapper: Then, where do the comments by the Teamsters president fit in with that?
Jay Carney: First of all, those weren’t comments by the President. Secondly, as I think it’s been reported…
Jake Tapper: …comments by a union leader, at an event that President Obama spoke at…
Jay Carney: I understand that there is a ritual in Washington that, you know, somebody says something, and you link the associations, and then everybody who has an association with him or her has to avow or disavow. The President wasn’t there, he wasn’t on the stage, he didn’t speak for another twenty minutes, he didn’t hear it. I really don’t have any comment beyond that.
Jake Tapper: Okay, well, some of us covered the campaign, and recall a time when somebody made some harsh comments about then-Senator Obama during the introduction at a McCain rally, and the Obama campaign was offended, and expected an apology, Senator McCain came out and did so.
Jay Carney: Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself, he speaks for the labor movement, AFL-CIO. The President speaks for himself, I speak for the President. What the President was glad to do yesterday was the opportunity to present his views on the importance of working Americans, and on the importance of taking measures to help working Americans, to create jobs and grow the economy.
Jake Tapper: So the precedent you’re setting right now for the 2012 election is, the Republican candidates are the ones to pay attention to. Those who introduce them at rallies, their surrogates, we don’t have to pay attention to anything that they say.
Jay Carney: Jake, I think I’ve said what I can say…
Jake Tapper: Is that the standard now?
Jay Carney: (inaudible)
Jake Tapper: I’d rather not have to do this Washington kabuki every time something happens, but if that’s the standard, if that’s the standard…
Jay Carney: The standard is we should focus on the actions we can take to grow the economy and create jobs, instead of focusing on kabuki theater.
Fred Lucas: Does the President find the comments appropriate?
Jay Carney: Can we move on?
White House correspondents, you got schooled.