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  • NY Judge To Decide If Ted Cruz Is American

    02/29/2016 6:04:52 PM PST · 156 of 264
    chickpundit to Las Vegas Ron

    “Are the children of Viet Nam vets born overseas to Vietnamese women NBC?”

    Probably not. However, if it were hypothetically a servicewoman who gave birth to a child overseas whose father was a citizen of another nation, then perhaps yes (depending on your interpretation of NBC). This scenario is more analogous to Cruz’s particular situation.

  • My Medical Choice (angelina Jolie preventive double mastectomy. )

    05/16/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT · 190 of 192
    chickpundit to grellis

    A mastectomy would never be my first choice, but I can understand the view point of women with strong genetic cancer risks. If my risks were high, and I thought this surgery would help me live longer to be there for my children, I would certainly consider it. Even a college age girl needs her mom, I believe. I am surprised by the judgmental attitude by some. No, it’s not a choice everyone should make, but may be the right choice for some.

  • Boston bombing suspect charged, will not be treated as enemy combatant

    04/22/2013 3:21:38 PM PDT · 96 of 148
    chickpundit to camle

    Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, he is a U.S. citizen, and as such, should be afforded rights given to us by our Constitution. To do otherwise puts every other citizen in danger.

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 9 MARCH 1, 2013

    03/01/2013 1:39:48 PM PST · 24 of 144
    chickpundit to greeneyes

    My winter veggie seedlings under lights have their first sets of true leaves, and have grown quite a bit. I hope to start some tomatoes, peppers, okra, herbs, flowers, and more inside within the next week or so.

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 7 FEBRUARUY 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 4:33:32 PM PST · 79 of 143
    chickpundit to greeneyes; All

    This week, I have started some cool weather veggies under a grow light. I am going to direct seed the majority of these varieties later, but was getting itchy to grow something. I have tiny sprouts of Kohlrabi Purple Vienna, Orach Aurora, Red Romaine Lettuce, and Nero Di Toscana Kale.

  • Sen. [Rand] Paul threatens hold on CIA pick [John Brennan] over use of drones

    02/14/2013 9:31:06 AM PST · 12 of 17
    chickpundit to MMinOH

    “Why isn’t ANYONE talking about the fact that Brennan is a converted Muslim???”

    I wonder if Paul is using “drones” partially as cover for just such an objection.

  • Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign'

    02/11/2013 6:18:50 AM PST · 196 of 487
    chickpundit to Sub-Driver; All

    I am not Catholic, but I am saddened to hear this. Pope Benedict is a man who wasn’t afraid to uncompromisingly stand for traditional Christian values, no matter how unpopular.

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 3 JANUARY 18, 2013

    01/24/2013 9:32:26 AM PST · 83 of 99
    chickpundit to handmade

    “My mom grew up where her grandfather had homesteaded in 1879- north central Nebraska. They had no plants to buy but they always had a large garden. I remember many years later (now we are talking south central Nebraska) when she planted tomato seed straight into the garden- She had ripe tomatoes ONE week later than from transplanted tomatoes. Only one week. I am going to do that this year. They certainly come up volunteer. I get as many tomatoes that way as I do from the plants I set out. they are not hybrid — I prefer heirloom most anything—”

    I love heirlooms too ... mostly because I can save the seeds. I like the idea of not having to be dependent on seed companies each year. I still buy seeds to try new and different things, but I have more than enough to plant and save if I was unable to purchase new ones.

    I’ve had tomato volunteers in the past as well. That might be a interesting experiment to try this year ... sowing some inside under lights and direct sowing others and recording date of first tomato for each. It would be interesting to see if the extra effort is really worth it. I think it is worth it for peppers. I have direct seeded peppers before and had very few by the end of season, but had a big crop from the ones I started inside last year. Of course, the pepper variety might have a lot to do with it as well.

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 3 JANUARY 18, 2013

    01/19/2013 8:00:06 AM PST · 58 of 99
    chickpundit to greeneyes

    We have been working on some new garden beds ... very excited about them! They are all built, and just need to be filled with soil.

    When do most of you start seeds? I received my seeds in a few weeks ago. I would like to get started growing under lights, but will try and wait until March, at least for tomatoes. Last year, I started mid March for more tender plants, and still ended up repotting many of the plants two or three times, which made for quite a jungle inside. I tend to be conservative, and not want to plant out too soon, worrying about a late freeze. I may try planting some seedlings out a little early, with row covers for protection, and holding the rest back in case it doesn’t work out. We’ve had such warm winters the last couple of years. If this trend holds, I could definitely plant out much earlier than last year.

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 1 JANUARY 4, 2013

    01/09/2013 6:47:18 AM PST · 94 of 106
    chickpundit to greeneyes; All

    For any interested parties, here is a link to House Resolution 193. It has not left committee, but thought I’d give you a heads up, just in case. It has to do with the registration of saved seed with the Secretary of Agriculture. While it appears it just applies to seeds saved from patented, engineered crops, anytime the government seeks to impose registration and fees on seeds, I’m suspicious:

    http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/193

  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 1 JANUARY 4, 2013

    01/05/2013 7:22:45 AM PST · 73 of 106
    chickpundit to greeneyes

    I’m from Missouri as well, but have nothing going garden wise currently. I am very excited to have received seeds I ordered, and hope to have a larger spring/fall garden this year, in addition to traditional summer vegetables. What kind of veggies were still growing outside for you around the holidays? Things like spinach, lettuce, kale or broccoli? In the past, I’ve had success with kohlrabi and spinach. Just curious what you’ve having the most success with outside with our recent cooler temps? Thanks.

  • Attorneys for Allen West say they have proof of voting discrepancies

    11/16/2012 11:30:21 AM PST · 27 of 41
    chickpundit to onyx

    I am on your Sarah ping list, but didn’t know there was one for Allen West. Please add me :) Thanks!

  • Palin4President 2016

    11/08/2012 9:28:34 PM PST · 204 of 227
    chickpundit to onyx

    Thanks for the ping :) Sarah still inspires, and we could use some inspiration right now.

  • Romans 1 - This is what occurred last night.

    11/07/2012 7:47:10 AM PST · 17 of 65
    chickpundit to schaef21

    Wow, so true. We are living in scary times. We must put our trust in God. Also, 2 Timothy 3, below, offers some prescient insight into our current situation and selfish generation:

    “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

    6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

    Paul also gave encouragement later in the chapter, as well as a clue to future persecution that awaits us:

    “10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.

    12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

    14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

    16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

  • Romney Loss - Evangelicals "Again" Stayed Home

    11/07/2012 6:55:38 AM PST · 178 of 834
    chickpundit to The Ignorant Fisherman

    I don’t think Evangelicals stayed home. Of course, I live in Missouri, and Romney won here. I was actually surprised how many of my Christian friends and family jumped on the Romney bandwagon so quickly. I was one of the only ones to express reservations about Romney. I ended up voting for Romney, with a clear conscience, because the alternative is so sickening and unacceptable. I wanted to give my kids a fighting chance or at least get another four years to prepare for what’s coming. I am tired of having to vote for the squishy moderate, because he’ll “appeal to independents”. We’ve tried it twice, and it hasn’t worked. Perhaps the electorate is too far gone, and the takers outnumber the makers. I still wish we had gone with someone like Sarah. I would rather go down fighting with a full conservative banner flying than go down with a wimpy, half-hearted whimper. I wasn’t as emotionally invested in Romney as I was in Sarah, so it doesn’t sting as much in that way. However, I deeply grieve for our country and worry about my children’s opportunities. I am having a hard time accepting this is the “new America”. The only conclusion I can reach is we need God more than ever before. We’re going to be having a “come to Jesus meeting” soon, whether literally or figuratively.

  • Bring Compassionate Conservatism and Stop letting Palin pick for Senate (vanity)

    11/06/2012 10:47:13 PM PST · 45 of 70
    chickpundit to indianrightwinger

    Why place the blame on Palin? The blame should be placed on the GOP elite. They foisted the squishiest moderate on us, and he lost. It seems we can conclude squishy moderates can’t win. We’ve tried it the last two elections. It could be we’ve reached the point where the takers outnumber the makers, and that no Republican could have won. I would have rather have given it a go with a genuinely conservative, passionate fighter like Sarah Palin. She can identify with the middle class, fought corruption and crony capitalism, and respects life.

  • Todd Akin Says Government Betrays Americans to Terrorists

    11/06/2012 10:16:00 PM PST · 19 of 22
    chickpundit to Tailgunner Joe

    I was so looking forward to Claire being gone! This should have been an easy win, but Akin, in his selfishness, gave it away. Missouri went Romney, but unfortunately this doesn’t matter. Missouri also went for a democrat governor and senator (because of Akin). I don’t ever want to listen to another word he says.

  • MITT HAMMERS OBAMA OVER SHOCKING TAPE! “He Wants Redistribution – I Disagree!” (Video)

    09/18/2012 4:42:20 PM PDT · 81 of 173
    chickpundit to lowteksh

    “The only place he needs to respond a little differently is on the issue of that percentage of the 47% (elderly, military, etc.) that don’t pay taxes but will vote his way.”

    Yep, I agree, just a slight adjustment to his message would be helpful. I live in a very conservative area, but the median income is not all that high. Not everyone who pays no federal income taxes is automatically for Obama. Believe it or not, I know a lot of poor Republicans. Otherwise, he is spot on. I am beginning to think he might be a closet conservative.

  • Romney Talks Bluntly of Those Dependent on Government

    09/17/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT · 100 of 130
    chickpundit to Texas4ever

    “Romney...should run with this.....ask yourself...how did this happen...how are your neighbors, co-workers...people that used to stand proud, carry the mail, make the cars, build the houses,start the businesses....now dependent on the Government....and Obama is proud? “

    This is a great point. I know of a few families that have never taken any assistance in their lives previously, but have had to because of the Obama Economy. There is a portion of the 48% that are content being on government assistance forever. However, I know there are those who don’t want to be dependent and really want a decent paying job.

  • Mystery Speaker at RNC

    08/29/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT · 138 of 153
    chickpundit to OldNavyVet

    If it’s anyone but Sarah, it will be a disappointment. This is the first election year I haven’t watched the Republican Convention, and don’t plan on it. Only Sarah could compel me to watch.

  • Stress signal causes abnormal implantation location and pregnancy loss

    08/25/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT · 60 of 63
    chickpundit to exDemMom

    Let’s say it’s four or five percent, not eight percent ... really, does it matter? Does that mean this particular five percent of women are somehow culpable? He could have said very few abortions, statistically, are due to rape. This is an indisputable fact. I don’t think anyone would have been offended by this statement of fact. Apparently, different people heard different things when he made this statement ... you and I included. This means he is a poor communicator. The pro-life movement needs someone who can articulate our values in an clear manner. I think he’s done more damage to the cause by his careless, and in my opinion, insulting statement.

  • Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”

    08/25/2012 1:54:38 PM PDT · 261 of 470
    chickpundit to VictoryGal

    “Let me just say this first. I’m pro-life. But Akin’s remarks were beyond asinine and insulting, especially to the thousands of women who get pregnant from rapes each year.”

    Thank you for your post. Sorry to hear about what your friend is going through. I am shocked by the people who are defending these comments that even Akin has acknowledged were wrong. How are people missing how these comments re-victimize victims? These women who gave birth to their babies under trying circumstances should be lauded for their sacrifice and respect for life, instead of being made to feel small or somehow complicit. I really respect your friend and the decision she made to give that baby life.

  • Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”

    08/25/2012 1:21:57 PM PDT · 247 of 470
    chickpundit to Kickass Conservative

    “In one Interview he lost Democrats, Independents, Moderate Republicans and anyone who doesn’t think their Uterus has magical powers. It will be interesting to see how he will win those people back.”

    Spot on! He can’t blame anyone but himself.

  • Stress signal causes abnormal implantation location and pregnancy loss

    08/25/2012 1:01:57 PM PDT · 58 of 63
    chickpundit to exDemMom

    Obviously, some women who are raped get pregnant ... unless you believe every one of them is a liar. What he said re-victimizes real or “legitimate”, if you will, rape victims. Even if he is correct factually, that it is significantly less likely, which I am not at all convinced, why kick victims when they’re down? The women who get abortions will not be stigmatized by this disinformation, but rather raped women who decided to keep these babies.

    Also, take a look at the quote from the link you provided:

    “It is known that the percentage of pregnancies resulting from single episodes of forced penile-vaginal intercourse (rape) is significantly higher (8.0% in a sample of 405 women from a national random-digit dialing sample of households in USA) than the percentage of pregnancies resulting from single episodes of consensual, unprotected intercourse (3.1% in a sample of 221 women with no fertility problems planning to become pregnant in USA)”

  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 33, August 24, 2012

    08/24/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT · 23 of 97
    chickpundit to InterceptPoint

    I’ve heard of people pulsing basil (or other herbs) in food processor with olive oil or water, and then freezing in ice cube trays. I have been meaning to try this, but haven’t yet. Here’s a link I found:

    http://www.basilguide.com/freezing-basil.cfm

  • Rasmussen: Missouri - Obama 47 Romney 46

    08/24/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT · 157 of 345
    chickpundit to GlockThe Vote

    ” Yeah, lets all fall all on our swords for a delusional psycho like Akin. that is the ticket!”

    Completely agree. I have defended many conservatives in the past when the media was attacking for no valid reason. Akin’s wound, however, is self inflicted. What should have been an easy win for Republicans isn’t now, and that’s his own fault. Hopefully, he will realize it’s not all about him, and drop out.

  • New Audio Surfaces of Obama Defending Infanticide in Illinois

    08/23/2012 3:50:47 PM PDT · 13 of 59
    chickpundit to NYer

    Wow, how could a man who places so little value on human life be our president? So sad.

  • BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri Poll

    08/23/2012 9:20:58 AM PDT · 268 of 428
    chickpundit to Charles Henrickson

    “If it’s a legitimate poll, the Republican body should find ways to try to shut that whole Akin thing down.”

    Love it :)

  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise To 372,000

    08/23/2012 6:33:22 AM PDT · 26 of 102
    chickpundit to xzins

    I am so shocked ... didn’t see this coming!

  • GM Goes From Bad to Worse Despite Obama Bailout

    08/23/2012 6:27:15 AM PDT · 38 of 66
    chickpundit to M Kehoe

    You’re right. Ford didn’t get a bailout, and that’s why we purchased our last vehicle from them. I wonder how many other Americans have purchased Fords for this reason.

  • Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out

    08/23/2012 6:12:41 AM PDT · 232 of 261
    chickpundit to kabar

    “Wrong answer. If you really care about the fate of the country as so many of the anti-Akin posters say, then you will vote for Akin not “may” vote for him. Akin is the only other person on the ballot who can defeat McCaskill. Same rationale as voting for Romney. It is one or the other.”

    Well, I could turn that around, and say Akin should drop out for the sake of the country. Again, he’s too tone-deaf to do so. Perhaps the threat of a third party challenger will help him make the moral choice. And I’m not at all convinced he is the only person who can beat Claire ... not anymore. His name on the ballot could potentially cost Romney the state of Missouri, which I also didn’t think was possible before this debacle began.

    I guess I’m old-fashioned and think Akin and Romney should earn my vote. Perhaps in the end, the fear of the alternatives will compel me to vote for subpar candidates.

  • Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out

    08/23/2012 5:48:07 AM PDT · 231 of 261
    chickpundit to SandwicheGuy

    “No, you take personally what I posted and kvetch, and try and beat me with your feminist stick. Use your brain instead of your feelings and think this through. “

    Wow, that is the first time I’ve ever been accused of being a feminist! I have lived a very traditional, conservative life, and respect the men in my life and the important role they play. I have put my family above personal career goals and aspirations. If being offended by someone insulting rape victims is a being a feminist, maybe I am one, and never knew it.

  • Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out

    08/22/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT · 179 of 261
    chickpundit to kabar

    Sure, I can accept his apology. He probably did not realize the insulting and inflammatory nature of his words. I think people defending his original comments irritate me the most. The fact Aiken didn’t understand the uproar says to me he is not qualified for running a high-stakes campaign.

    I will NEVER vote for Claire. If there is another good option other than her or Aiken, I will choose it. If not, I may vote for Aiken. I am frustrated that what should have been an easy win just isn’t anymore.

  • Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out

    08/22/2012 8:26:44 AM PDT · 131 of 261
    chickpundit to SandwicheGuy

    I am from Missouri, didn’t vote for Akin the first time, and wish he would drop out now. I know of no one personally who is defending this man. He is actually giving Claire a chance at winning, which I didn’t believe was even in the realm of possibility. Apparently Claire knew, as she was running ads that benefited him.

    I can’t believe the number of people on FR who are okay with stupid comments that insult rape victims and are in no way consistent with basic biology. He could have said rape victims comprise a very small percentage of abortions or that regardless of the circumstances of conception, a baby has the right to live. Instead, he said “legitimately” raped women can’t get pregnant. He is incapable of framing the issue of life in a rational, compassionate way. This is his own fault. No one made him make such a asinine statement. Why are you nastily insulting pro-life women instead of blaming Akin for being a politically tone-deaf, blithering idiot?

  • Stress signal causes abnormal implantation location and pregnancy loss

    08/21/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT · 52 of 63
    chickpundit to Maelstorm

    Akin needs to step down. He is not only factually wrong, but politically tone deaf. Why should we support someone who so completely misses the real heart of the issue, the sanctity of human life, and instead insults rape victims?

    Akin didn’t have the sense to articulate the position that unborn children should not pay for the crimes of their fathers with their lives. This is a reasonable position, that no unborn child is deserving of death. He could have even stated rape victims comprise a very small percentage of abortions in America. This is a fact, backed up by statistics.

    However, stating a “legitimately” raped woman can “shut down” a pregnancy is completely unsupportable by fact. True, not a huge percentage of raped women become pregnant, for the following reasons:

    1. They are past child bearing years.
    2. They are on oral contraceptives.
    3. They are not ovulating at that moment in time.
    4. They took post-rape measures at a hospital.

    However, for the remainder of these women, a pregnancy is very likely. If a woman is ovulating, she probably will get pregnant. Even if I grant you the possibility that stress might prevent ovulation, if a woman has already begun ovulation, this will not matter. The body makes no “magical” distinction, and biology takes over. The study you cited is relying on data from mice. It also did not state a miscarriage always takes place when a mouse is under stress, just that it may contribute.

    The woman most likely to get pregnant during a rape is a woman who is not on oral contraceptives and who is morally opposed to the morning after pill.

    Here is a link to an article about a woman who was the product of rape. They do actually exist, and this particular woman has some great advice about how to frame this debate:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921259/posts

  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/21/2012 8:59:55 AM PDT · 118 of 121
    chickpundit to Evil Slayer

    He absolutely needs to step down. My sister and I are both very conservative, but he completely alienated us with his asinine statement. He is not only factually wrong, but politically tone deaf. I voted for Sarah, and wish the rest of Missouri had followed suit.

    He didn’t have the sense to articulate the position that unborn children should not pay for the crimes of their fathers with their lives. This is a reasonable position, that no unborn child is deserving of death. He could have even stated rape victims comprise a very small percentage of abortions in America. This is a fact, backed up by statistics.

    However, stating a “legitimately” raped woman can “shut down” a pregnancy is completely unsupportable by fact. I can’t believe there are actually men on this site that support such nonsense. I don’t know why I feel the need to educate the ignorant, but here goes. True, not a huge percentage of raped women become pregnant, for the following reasons:

    1. They are past child bearing years.
    2. They are on oral contraceptives.
    3. They are not ovulating at that moment in time.
    4. They took post-rape measures at a hospital.

    However, for the remainder of these women, a pregnancy is very likely. If a woman is ovulating, she probably will get pregnant. Even if I grant you the possibility that stress might prevent ovulation, if a woman has already begun ovulation, this will not matter. The body makes no “magical” distinction, and biology takes over.

    The woman most likely to get pregnant during a rape is a woman who is not on oral contraceptives and who is morally opposed to the morning after pill.

  • Weekly Gardening Thread (U.S. Hardiness Zones) Supplemental Vol. 1

    01/26/2012 1:56:14 PM PST · 17 of 45
    chickpundit to JustaDumbBlonde

    Thanks, I always thought I was 6a, but now looks like 6b ... nice to know!

  • Santorum: I Can‘t See Why Trump ’Would Be Any Worse’ of a Moderator than the Mainstream Media

    12/07/2011 5:38:41 AM PST · 36 of 36
    chickpundit to parksstp

    “This is discrimination of the worse degree! All blondes, a dirty blonde, and 0 Brunettes? 0 Redheads?

    It reminds me of Fox News ... I am not sure what they have against brunettes.

  • Governor Palin: “How Congress Occupied Wall Street”

    11/18/2011 7:19:56 AM PST · 43 of 45
    chickpundit to gunsmithkat

    No one cuts to the heart of a matter as well as Sarah can. How can someone so “stupid” manage to present an issue so clearly and succinctly, in a way that is remembered? She is an “irrelevant” woman who coins phrases that resonate so much that everyone else starts using these terms in every day conversations. Today is one of those days I wistfully think of what could have been had she run. I’ve got to believe there is a good reason why she didn’t run. I’ve tried to get excited about the other candidates ... leaning toward one, but no one is even a close second to Sarah.

    Anyone have an opinion which one in the current field of candidates you truly believe cannot be bought? If so, does this candidate even remotely have a chance of winning? Probably the best chance at reform is to elect tea party conservatives to Congress. I should probably concentrate more of my efforts in this direction, rather than putting the emphasis on this discouraging presidential race.

  • CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops (Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Cain 14)

    11/14/2011 1:08:38 PM PST · 138 of 192
    chickpundit to taterjay

    I’ve heard Newt left one of his wives for another woman while she was in the hospital with cancer. I do not know if this is true, but I have heard this claimed numerous times. Also, one of his affairs took place around the same time he was going after Clinton for his, if I understand correctly.

  • Getting Ready for Sarah Palin's Hill City Visit

    10/09/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT · 47 of 53
    chickpundit to onyx

    I would like to be on your new ping list. Thanks!

  • Sarah Palin Talks About Not Running on the Bob and Mark Show

    10/07/2011 10:59:14 AM PDT · 917 of 1,157
    chickpundit to onyx

    I don’t know who my chosen candidate will be yet. I’m looking into Cain right now. I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I love most about Sarah is that she’s not for sale. Cain seems like an honest man compared to most in the lot, which appeals to me. I am worried about his lack of political experience, although that is a plus in a certain aspect. I am in no way committed yet, though. It’s still early.

  • How much would an endorsement from Palin matter?

    10/07/2011 9:51:21 AM PDT · 79 of 92
    chickpundit to 2ndDivisionVet

    I would have crawled over broken glass to vote for Sarah Palin for president, but I wouldn’t automatically go with who she endorses, personally. It would cause me to take a second look at that person if I was not considering them, but would in no way make my decision. I still think it will be a big asset to whoever the lucky candidate will be, but not sure how many conservatives would be swayed. Conservatives tend to be of a more independent nature. I wonder if she will even endorse, at least not until it’s winnowed down further.

  • Sarah Palin Talks About Not Running on the Bob and Mark Show

    10/07/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT · 884 of 1,157
    chickpundit to onyx

    That’s interesting about some of her kids voting no this time around. I sure that was a major factor in her decision. It would be with me. I wish Sarah well, and will continue to pray for her.

    Thanks for all the Palin pings onyx. I’ve been going through a bit of withdrawal the last few days, so I was glad to get one today. It sounds like we haven’t seen the last of Sarah Palin yet. I am a little more encouraged after listening to this interview.

    Our country won’t be able to change for the better until droves of good, honest, conservatives are elected at all levels. And we have to hold their feet to the fire to continue to keep them honest ... power truly does corrupt.

  • Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Palin. Please stick around.

    10/05/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    chickpundit to Cringing Negativism Network

    Sarah has been a huge inspiration to me. She has taken so many slings and arrows, and has fought for us. She was the only one that I could really believe was not for sale. I am saddened and disheartened she has chosen not to run, but thankful for all she’s done to shape the debate and highlight widespread corruption. I hope she continues to play a vital role in the future. I believe there must be a greater reason and purpose, and pray that God blesses Sarah and her family.

  • With Sarah out, which conservative candidate has the best shot of knocking out Romney and Obama?

    10/05/2011 8:13:51 PM PDT · 319 of 436
    chickpundit to Jim Robinson

    I’m disheartened, as the one who is “not for sale” isn’t running. I am leaning toward Cain at this point, as he strikes me as an honest man. I am concerned about his lack of political experience. He hasn’t been through a trial-by-fire like Sarah. I also like Michele Bachmann, but am not sure she can make a comeback at this point. It will take a while for my heart to be in it again ... gonna pray on it.

  • Poll: Palin Picks Up Steam Against Obama

    09/21/2011 1:00:13 PM PDT · 84 of 109
    chickpundit to Lakeshark

    This was a pleasant read indeed.

  • Wow: New Ford ad blasts bailouts — and perhaps more (YouTube link)

    09/16/2011 9:36:20 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    chickpundit to rawhide

    Yep, we purchased a Ford last year, largely because they didn’t take the bail out.

  • Perry has deep financial ties to maker of HPV vaccine

    09/13/2011 2:21:20 PM PDT · 34 of 63
    chickpundit to Artemis Webb

    “I think it’s funny how you supporters of other candidates (mostly Palin) seem to think that if you run down Perry enough the Perry supporters will suddenly believe your candidate is worth our time.”

    Interesting you should say this, as your Freeper “About” page in large part denigrates Palin. I get a chuckle every now and then reading about some of the other candidates, but I spend very little of my time running them down. I think this is because I am behind someone who inspires me, doesn’t back down, has a record of integrity, and as a bonus, she is just plain fun to support. I love the sound of “Not For Sale,” and I can actually believe it coming from her mouth. If your candidate doesn’t inspire you in this way, maybe you should find a new one.

  • Perry has deep financial ties to maker of HPV vaccine

    09/13/2011 2:01:18 PM PDT · 27 of 63
    chickpundit to perfect_rovian_storm

    “Perry supporters.”

    Love it ... thanks for the laugh.