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Governor Palin: When life gives you lemons, at this point make margaritas
Facebook via Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | October 16, 2013 | Doug Brady

Posted on 10/16/2013 4:34:24 PM PDT by Bratch

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This photo of my son and nephew ran in our local newspaper about 15 years ago. I’m betting dollars to doughnuts our president skipped this universal childhood lesson in Economics 101, and perhaps that explains his problem understanding the tragedy to befall us as America drowns in debt. Running a lemonade stand teaches you to progress by the sweat of your brow and live within your means. It taught these boys that it was unacceptable and self-defeating to keep coming back to mama for more money for ingredients needed to concoct a product to sell to the public. Obviously more debt means less progress and opportunity to expand. Anyone who has run a business knows more debt equals less profit, and less profit means less ability to grow operations, employ more people, and even hold your head high above shortsighted economic decisions that history proves lead to failure.

All these lessons about the kids’ lemonade stand and economic freedom apply to our families’ budgets, our businesses, and most certainly our government. We cannot borrow our way to prosperity. We’re in a deep hole; quit digging. We cannot ignore the economic realities of bankruptcy.

President Obama is giddily enthused now about growing more debt, but just a few years prior when he was still a senator, he scolded America, proclaiming: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.…Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.” And on July 3, 2008, he declared, “driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars to $9 trillion is irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” If it was irresponsible and unpatriotic at $5 trillion, what is it at $17 trillion?

Was he lying then or now?

Mr. President, boys and girls all across our great nation would no doubt share their lessons learned about the danger of debt. It’s our posterity you’ve made insecure when you doubled our national debt since taking office, which violates the preamble of our Constitution which speaks of securing “the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” How can we secure our liberty when we’re hopelessly in debt to foreign nations? You said today that the cool thing about being President is you can “pick up the phone and call anyone in the world and they’ll answer.” Call Track and Payton. I’m sure your NSA and IRS have their numbers.

For more on the wisdom of children and their lemonade stands, see this video:http://youtu.be/7tu2ejcFWtg

- Sarah Palin



TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; obamacare; palin
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1 posted on 10/16/2013 4:34:24 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Good advice! Actually I’m drinking a cold bottle of hard cider I made in 2008.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 4:38:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

Lots of booze might help temporarily but the hangover will make dealing with Obamacare that much harder.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Bratch; KC_Lion; Jim Robinson; Syncro; tommix2; trisham; TFMcGuire; TruthSetsUFree; Twinkie; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List!

4 posted on 10/16/2013 4:40:54 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Bratch

I wouldn’t expect her to know this, being from Alaska and all, but you make margaritas with limes and lime juice.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 4:41:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

And tequila. Lots of tequila.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 4:42:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: onyx; KC_Lion

Ping.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 4:43:26 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: colorado tanker

Anyone worth their salt knows that.


8 posted on 10/16/2013 4:43:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: colorado tanker; onyx; y'all

You know what? I’m in the mood for a lemon margarita. How about that?


9 posted on 10/16/2013 4:44:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: onyx

I see you got to it. I tried. :)


10 posted on 10/16/2013 4:44:57 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: JimSEA
Lots of booze might help temporarily but the hangover will make dealing with Obamacare that much harder.

The trick is to not stop.

11 posted on 10/16/2013 4:45:15 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Clyde5445

Yes, thanks so much.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 4:47:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jane Long

LOLOL.
Good idea!


13 posted on 10/16/2013 4:47:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: colorado tanker
I'm in Florida and we have many "Calamansi" trees ... I'm making it official .. they are FINE for Margaritas...


14 posted on 10/16/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Ya know, after the last couple of weeks, that sounds like a fine idea . . .

15 posted on 10/16/2013 4:50:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: onyx

Your welcome dear lady.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: JimSEA
Precious little will help Obamacare, the promise to Socialize American medicine and further reduce the need to follow the United States Constitutional law...."...fundamentally changing America..."

If your Senator voted for Obamacare as mine did, they voted for Socialism...it will not be forgotten in 2014....Make the Congress vote by name, not by hand or voice....by name.

17 posted on 10/16/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by yoe ( Defund Obamacare now — or risk voter backlash in 2014)
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To: Bratch

I like this better. (F-bomb warning)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9meTP6L4S4


18 posted on 10/16/2013 4:54:50 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Bratch

Looks like Jose is driving the bus!

Pray America is Waking Up


19 posted on 10/16/2013 4:55:52 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Bratch

Sarah is always so clever and does all she can to help the economy and now she has helped the American lemon industry as well as the Mexican tequila industry by popularizing the Lemon Margarita.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 5:00:54 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Bratch
Governor Palin: When life gives you lemons, at this point make margaritas

Any margarita worth its salt uses limes, not lemons.

;)

21 posted on 10/16/2013 5:03:52 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Bratch

A bar in So. California used to serve white wine Margaritas because they didn’t have a hard liquor license, it was actually pretty good in that you could slam 3 or 4 on a hot day without getting over buzzed, kind of like drinking Coors light when you have to drive.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 5:19:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Don't be eyeballing those distant mountains boy, those are on federal land, and closed.)
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To: colorado tanker

Ever try a Back Porch Margarita?

4 beers of your choice.

4 shots of tequila

1 can of frozen lime juice.

Better than you would ever think it could be.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 5:20:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: colorado tanker

It’s already dark here and the Calamansi are hard to find in enough quantity in the dark (they’re the size of quarters) ,, so I took Palin’s lead and plucked some unripe lemons..


24 posted on 10/16/2013 5:22:50 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: digger48

I’m not sure I’d be thinking anything after drinking that. :-))


25 posted on 10/16/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Neidermeyer

I’ve never had that fruit. What does it taste like?


26 posted on 10/16/2013 5:25:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: tsowellfan

indeed! i love tequila, and i love margaritas... but i will have mine made with lime... on the rocks, please!


27 posted on 10/16/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: colorado tanker

well....

you COULD share, ya know


28 posted on 10/16/2013 5:28:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tsowellfan

Funny you should mention hard cidey. I’m making a batch right now. Should be ready for drinking Christmas week. :-)


29 posted on 10/16/2013 5:41:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ll be making 10 gallons in a week or so :)


30 posted on 10/16/2013 5:51:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Jane Long
"You know what? I’m in the mood for a lemon margarita. How about that?"

Lemon, lime....with the way things are right now, I'm not picky. Just gimme. ;)

31 posted on 10/16/2013 5:55:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: workerbee

Without the triple sec it’s nothing.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 5:56:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: yoe

My congress critter is Peter Defazio so I know he will vote the syndicalist / Marxist point of view. He’s as bad as they come. He’s also no longer answering my letters, even with a form letter. According to his news letter he’s very excited about Obamacare but thinks the administration should be much more aggressive.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 5:58:09 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Bratch

I’m going to kill a bottle of Pinot grigio.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 6:26:59 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Bratch

Given the variations I’ve seen on both standard and Cadillac margaritas, the thought of a lemon marg doesn’t even surprise me.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Bratch
Thank you for referencing that article Bratch. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed against Sarah Palin and not you.

I respectfully disagree with Sarah Palin that Obama's careless irresponsible approach to economics, particularly Obama's foolishness in taking the country into more debt, is the country's problem.

The real problem, imo, is widespread ignorance of the federal government's constitutionally limited powers among voters.

36 posted on 10/16/2013 6:57:26 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Bratch

Rick Bayless’ Meyer Lemon Margarita

While this cocktail is delicious made with everyday lemons, when the strikingly aromatic Meyer lemons become available in early winter, it’s worth celebrating their deliciousness with a margarita.

8 Meyer lemons
1 bottle 100% blue agave blanco tequila (750 milliliters)
1 cup sugar
2 Meyer lemons
1 1/2 cups Meyer Lemon Tequila
1 cup Meyer lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
3/4 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup Meyer lemon simple syrup
6 cups ice
8 lemon twists, for garnish


37 posted on 10/16/2013 6:58:06 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: goodwithagun

2 shots of Beefeater gin, tonic water, slice of lime. Repeat as necessary, increasing gin portion.


38 posted on 10/16/2013 7:00:07 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Amendment10

Would you mind explaining please?

Sarah Palin is a very strong candidate go-forward.

She has a bright future.


39 posted on 10/16/2013 7:00:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: henkster

It’s nice to know I’m in good company! Cheers!


40 posted on 10/16/2013 7:20:20 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Clyde5445; null and void; Chode; weighted Companion Cube; GraceG; TADSLOS; onyx; Bratch; ...
I am Sorry Sarah but I respecfully disagree

When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back!

Get mad!

I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these?

Demand to see life's manager.

Make life rue the day it thought it could give Kc_Lion lemons. Do you know who I am?

I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down!

With the lemons.

I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuwJ_So37Qw


41 posted on 10/16/2013 7:24:45 PM 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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To: Michael.SF.
Any margarita worth its salt uses limes, not lemons.

Hey, she's an Alaskan. They make do with whatever citrus products they can get :-)

42 posted on 10/16/2013 7:39:46 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bratch; onyx
Not too many pics around of Gov. Palin without her glasses. Here's Sarah with Willow.
43 posted on 10/16/2013 8:05:43 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG
Thanks so much!
I also saved that one and the cropped version!

44 posted on 10/16/2013 8:14:09 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Has she ever taken a ‘bad’ pic? If so, I’ve yet to see it.


45 posted on 10/16/2013 8:24:58 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

Well, it’s not that the evil photographers haven’t tried!
She’s just too beautiful and her beauty comes from the inside.
God bless and keep her.


46 posted on 10/16/2013 8:36:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: JimSEA

The hangover of dealing with Obama - whatever - is going to make all the hangovers, from whatever source in your whole entire life, seem like nothing.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 8:47:07 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Amendment10
The real problem, imo, is widespread ignorance of the federal government's constitutionally limited powers among voters.
Agreed.

There was a reason the founders originally limited voting to property owners --- they were the only ones with "skin in the game".

Once you allow non-producers control over the federal treasury via the ballot box, the whole system begins to collapse.

48 posted on 10/16/2013 8:58:45 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: tsowellfan

10 gallons is a lot. I think I’ll start an additional batch this weekend. :-)


49 posted on 10/16/2013 9:03:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: onyx

Right after I was fired from the Frontiersman! In any case, I really don’t miss working in the print media, which was dying when I left the business in the middle 1990s. Still, it’s interesting to see Heather’s name here on FR.


50 posted on 10/16/2013 9:22:40 PM PDT by redpoll
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