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Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration
wash times ^ | 4/26/14 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 04/27/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT by bestintxas

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.”

“They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders.

PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns

In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans take today.

“Gun stores are an accomplice to crime,” she said, “and that fork made me fat.”

Mrs. Palin, plucked from relative political obscurity to be the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, still enjoys significant support among elements of the party’s base, and was at times received like a rock star inside the complex adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center, where much of the gun rights group’s annual meeting has taken place.

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100% true American, that girl
1 posted on 04/27/2014 5:29:20 AM PDT by bestintxas
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.”

She said from gun-free Lucal Oil Stadium.

2 posted on 04/27/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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re: She said from gun-free Lucal Oil Stadium.

Are you saying, she should have boycotted the event since it was held in a “Gun Free Zone”?

3 posted on 04/27/2014 5:42:10 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: bestintxas

Freep the “Carry Poll” at the related article link

4 posted on 04/27/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Tupelo
Of course not, I'm just pointing out the irony. If Indiana laws are anything like Michigan laws, then any gathering with that many people is automatically a gun-free zone, and the NRA couldn't do anything about it.

We need to change these stupid gun-free zone laws state by state. We almost had a change to our Michigan laws that would allow people with advanced training to carry concealed into any gun-free zone including schools and stadiums, (with the exception of metal-detector controlled areas) but then Sandy Hook happened and Governor Nerd chickened out of signing it.

5 posted on 04/27/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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The Colts were the ones that insisted it be a gun free zone. Irsay is a rabid lefty.

6 posted on 04/27/2014 5:51:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Yo-Yo
She said from gun-free Lucal Oil Stadium.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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*Gov. Palin Facts on Free Republic

*The most popular governor

Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments that garnished her a whopping 92% approval rating:

Energy Independence, Development, and Environmental Stewardship

*Governor Palin’s cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palin’s governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and helps put us on the path to energy independence.

*Governor Palin’s administration opened up drilling for oil and natural gas at Pt. Thompson for the first time in decades.

*Governor Palin created the Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and to make sure oilfield equipment was safe to operate and a Climate Change Subcabinet to comprehensively and honestly evaluate climate change.

Fiscal Conservatism

*Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.

* Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governor’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending. Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowski’s FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.

*Governor Palin opposed much of the “stimulus”, wanting only to accept 55% of the money allocated to Alaska, specifically only dollars dedicated to infrastructure [projects. Although the Alaskan legislature ultimately overturned her veto, she stood firm on her commitment to help Alaska to become more self-sufficient while not adding to not add to the skyrocketing national debt.

* Governor Palin invested $5 billion in state savings.

Walking the Walk on Fiscal Responsibility

*Governor Palin sold the private jet purchased by the previous governor. She state it was an unnecessary financial burden on the state and was unable to land on many of the state’s landing strips.

* To cut costs that would be incurred by continuing to use a personal driver like previous governors, the governor drove herself from Wasilla to her office in Anchorage. She also dismissed the governor’s personal chef stationed in Juneau, Alaska’s capital.

* Governor Palin accepted less state per diem for herself and her family than her predecessors even though she had a larger family.

10th Amendment Advocacy/Promotion of State Constitution

*Showing that she is a strong supporter of the 10th amendment, Governor Palin advocated for the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.

*Governor Palin’s administration sued the federal government for placing the polar bear on the endangered species list, as this restriction affected energy development which would increase energy costs.

*A Constitutionalist, Governor Palin signed Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) bill into law. The Alaska constitution states that the Alaskan people own the oil and other resources. This law ensures that the “owners”, the people of Alaska, receive a clear and equitable share of oil profits.

National Defense/Veterans

*Governor Palin supported ground-based missile defense Ft Greely and other Alaskan Bases around to protect America from America’s enemies. She criticized the Obama administration for cuts that they made to this national defense system.

*Governor Palin, with Senators Murkowski and Begich, fought for retirement benefits from the federal government that were due to the Alaska Territorial Guard members who fought during World War II. These benefits were eventually rewarded to these veterans by the federal government.

* Governor Palin visited Alaskan soldiers in Kosovo and Kuwait.


*Governor Palin signed bipartisan ethics reform legislation into law that helped to hold both the legislative and executive branches accountable.

*Governor Palin put the state checkbook online, allowing all constituents to see how state money was being spent.

Health Care

*Governor Palin introduced health care transparency legislation which aimed at putting information in the hands of consumers about cost and quality of health care as a way to make health care consumer driven and accessible.

Sanctity and Dignity of All Life

* Governor Palin strongly supported both parental consent and parental notification legislation.

*Governor Palin increased educational funding for special needs’ children.

*Governor Palin implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors.

Positions Held while Governor

* Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

*Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee.

* She served as chair of the Alaska Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska’s most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She was elected by her peers to serve as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska’s communities.

She exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Several went to jail.

Governor Palin signed several pieces of legislation and resolutions during July 2009. They were:

•SB-125: Encourage aerospace development in AK

•SB-177: Extend sunset for sport fishing guides and address harvest data collection

•Pro-energy development and missile defense resolutions

HJR-27: Alaska a Sovereign State

HJR-25: Hydro-Electric a Renewable Resource

HJR-28: Oppose Federal Restriction on Oil and Gas Development

HJR-12: Support Missile Defense System

•SB-88: Power cost equalization

•Defending Second Amendment rights.

SB-201: Extends Concealed Carry Permit Expiration to 5 Years from Birthday

HJR-17: Urges Congress not to pass HR-45.The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners.

SJR-10: Urges Congress to pass S-371. The legislation was to ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state.

SJR-3: The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands.

•SB-3 Requiring information sharing between two agencies.

•HRJ-19 Supports requirement of escort for loaded tankers traversing Prince William Sound.

•The Governor appointed 29 people to boards, commissions and councils and made three judicial appointments between July 6, 2009 and July 26, 2009.

Governor Palin’s total appointments for 2009 was123, including 116 to boards, commissions and councils, five judicial appointments, one legislative and one attorney general. Governor Palin averaged one appointment every 1.67 days during 2009.

•The Governor vetoed $28.6 million in stimulus money that would have involved federal interference with the state of Alaska.

Governor Palin signed bills removing experience caps on teacher’s salaries and extending boat safety programs.

Governor Palin signed legislation that gave struggling charter schools a one-year grace period to increase enrollments or integrate with other charter schools. She also signed legislation that authorizes Alaska “to enroll in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.”

Governor Palin signed legislation granting birth certificates for stillborn babies

Governor Palin signed legislation authorizing the state to fund retirement benefits for Alaska Territorial Guard veterans. The federal government ceased funding benefits on April 1, 2009

Governor Palin signed legislation safeguarding student loans

Sarah Palin was Commander of the Alaska National Guard. Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the first line of defense unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units in the United States. As governor of Alaska, Palin was briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism daily.

Governor Palin was the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans. —From FReeper Fiddlstix

The reason Sarah quit the governorship was twofold. By FReeper OneVike–

First and foremost, Sarah had done everything she said she would do when she ran for office. For what was left, her successor could be just as effective. Second, the left started filling frivolous lawsuits against her, and unlike the other 48 governors, the Attorney General of Alaska does not routinely represent the governor when accusations and complaints are filed against the office holder under the operative ethics statutes. (This means that the governor has to personally pay for her or his own legal defense personally.) Basically she was sued out of office.

It is quite interesting the way her detractors forget how she was the darling of the Democrats before the national media knew who she was. What they conveniently forgot was the way Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, named Frank Murkowski. Yes, the father of Lisa (It’s my seat, mine, mine, mine) Murkowski. Back then the media and the left loved her because she tore into the corrupt good old boy’s, “Country Club” Republicans, and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. Back then the Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar to taking on their own party.

Now with the corrupt good old boys death grip on the state broken, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies. So Sarah constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES” (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share). Exxon, the biggest corporation in the world, protested and Sarah told them, “don’t let the door hit you in the derriere on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

Another thing the Grizzly did when she walked into the governor’s office was she got the list of State requests for federal funding for pork-barrel projects. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. She even suggested that the money saved from the “Bridge to Nowhere” be given to Minnesota to help pay for the I-35 bridge that collapsed. Minnesota to help pay for the I-35 bridge that collapsed. Then there was the money she saved the tax payers by dismissing the governor’s cook, giving back the State vehicle issued to her, and dismissing her State provided security force. After all she was packing heat, but no one knew at the time, so I doubt that any attack on her would have been successful. Could someone please give me a list of governors who have offered money allocated for their state to another?

Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

We have all heard how Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. However, when was the last time you heard from the MSM that Sarah Palin went to the Alaskan legislature and submitted a plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable energy by 2025. As of today, Alaska is already at 25%. I’m still waiting to hear from those who support the mainstream politicians on both sides of the aisle, about the list of names they have of other governors who can match what Sarah accomplished in just two and a half years as governor of Alaska.


Posted on February 28, 2014 5:52:52 PM by Jim Robinson

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his "indecision" and "moral equivalence" may encourage Russia's Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.

Palin said then:

"After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next."

7 posted on 04/27/2014 5:51:34 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(
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Well, it’s either Cruz or Palin. Or maybe Palin/Cruz.

8 posted on 04/27/2014 5:57:47 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (
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To: dforest; All
The Colts were the ones that insisted it be a gun free zone. Irsay is a rabid lefty.

Hi. My name is Yo-Yo, and this is how I look with egg on my face. After doing a few seconds of Googling, I discovered this: Lucas Oil Stadium NRA Convention

Firearms Carry: During the 143rd NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits the carry of personal firearms will be permitted in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with the proper license in accordance with Indiana law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all Federal, state and local laws.

9 posted on 04/27/2014 6:00:11 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: bestintxas

10 posted on 04/27/2014 6:05:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bestintxas
Can't say I agree with Governor Palin on this one.I have no interest in “baptizing” these 9th Century knuckledragging pig fornicators because there's nothing to be gained by so doing.We waterboard them to get them to talk.And once they've told us everything they know we waterboard them a little more as our way of saying “have a nice day”.
11 posted on 04/27/2014 6:17:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: bestintxas

Poll: The National Rifle Association wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere. Do you agree?

Yes 1030(83%)

No 185(15%)

Undecided 13(1%)

Other 7(0%)

12 posted on 04/27/2014 6:18:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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Plus...I feel a new t-shirt order coming on...

“Waterboarding - Baptism for terrorists”

13 posted on 04/27/2014 6:23:01 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Yo-Yo
Thanks Okay Yo-Yo. No one will hold it against you. :)

14 posted on 04/27/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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That picture is better than a cup of coffee. Three beautiful sights.
A tactical shotgun
A smokin hot conservative lady
A smokin hot conservative lady holding a tactical shotgun.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: bestintxas

Sidenote on:
“PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns “

Not a single Smith and Wesson J-Frame among them! You have the plasticized Ruger and Taurus revolvers, but no Model - 36, 38, 40, 42, 48, 442, 448, 642, 648!!

(To quantify, sure, you can buy a .357 Magnum on that frame, but I will make you a cup of coffee, if you can show me proof, that you can shoot .357 Magnum loads through that frame, all day, and NOT one .38 Special plus-p round, of any loading, and tell me that it was an enjoyable day at the range.)

16 posted on 04/27/2014 6:55:22 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: bestintxas
Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

I LOVE that woman!

17 posted on 04/27/2014 7:06:37 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I wish she had an elected office in Washington DC. She would be a force to recon with.

18 posted on 04/27/2014 9:30:26 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Candor7; onyx; KC_Lion; Jim Robinson

Post of the FR century ‘7!!!! I’m sure the Sarah haters, (The phony, not foolin’ anyone group of the “I like Sarah but” lyin’ troll douche bag crowd), will not like it one bit! GOOD!!! Yep......Sarah is to skinny, Sarah needs a voice coach, Sarah quit as Alaska Gov., Sarah played and suckered everyone just for money the last Pres. election cycle, Sarah’s TV shows suck...and on and on and on, etc. etc. etc. plus other crap from ‘em.

19 posted on 04/27/2014 1:07:38 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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I like Sara Palin a lot, and think she'd be a real force to reckon with as President. For my tastes she's a little too much for the globalist military intervention thing and doesn't say anything about protecting the US from invasion being the priority. I'd vote for her, of course.

That being said, I don't think she can win. A majority of women are likely to vote against her. Either they resent her appeal as a real woman, they don't like the pro-war/pro-gun stance or they don't share her priorities. Most of the women who do are already voting Republican.

If we get a candidate who is a real constitutional conservative and not as controversial, such as Ted Cruz, a great selling point would be Palin as the next Secretary of Energy.

That's the way I see it. I'm sure most constitutional conservatives don't share my concerns.

20 posted on 04/27/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by grania
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