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  • Into The Heartland

    05/09/2017 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | Lloyd Marcus
    Y’all bought the white house Rumors of my death are exaggerated. The reason my wife Mary and I dropped off the face of the earth is because we have not had internet for almost a week, which as y’all know feels like an eternity. We drove up from Florida to close on our new home in a tiny West Virginia town, population 500. Why? To move close to our parents and family. The drive up from Florida was quite interesting. The number of Trump signs on display in yards, rooftops and billboards tells me Trump has connected with every day...
  • SARAH PALIN: Inspired by Republic (Republic HS Graduation Class of 2013)

    06/01/2013 9:23:25 PM PDT · by onyx · 71 replies
    Sarah Palin Face Book ^ | June 1, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Was honored and inspired by the community of Republic, WA today. Todd and I travelled to this incredibly beautiful northwest community to honor the Class of 2013 as they received their diplomas and headed out into the real world. Republic is a special place – it might be small, but it is big on the values that built this great country. Republic exemplifies what makes America great – and it was an honor to thank them for it. To the Tigers of 2013 – thank you again for inviting me and inspiring me. Always remember your roots and never...
  • Sarah Palin: Small towns is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly

    05/30/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 17 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Thursday May 30, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Small town America is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly’s Ellis Conklin and the lamestream media. Todd and I are on our way to congratulate the graduating class in Republic, Washington, this Saturday and I’m honored and touched by their ingenuity, tenacity, and invitation to speak to these young Americans about to begin their futures. Small town America is our heart; it may not be the Ivy Leagues or what Ellis and the media deem acceptable, but these students and this town represent what is good and right about America and the small towns...
  • Georgia Town Passes Law Requiring Residents To Own Guns

    04/02/2013 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies ^ | April 2,2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A small Georgia town on Monday passed a law requiring the head of each household to own a gun as a way to keep crime down.
  • Anger, frustration on rise in Gulf disaster

    07/02/2010 6:22:35 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | July 2, 2010 | Roland S. Martin
    "Rev. Edwards, with a black and gold Bible in hand, said it's time for President Obama to come to small towns like Pointe a la Hache and hear firsthand from the men and women who are scraping by, angry with the bureaucracy that is preventing the resources from flowing. He is still seething from a meeting last week with Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington, D.C. attorney President Obama appointed to oversee the $20 billion fund BP established to assist victims of the disaster. "This guy sounds like BP all the way," said Edwards, who didn't like what he said was Feinberg's...
  • Face of Defense: Small-town America Leads Marine to Big-time Success

    04/29/2009 5:00:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Cpl. Casey Jones, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 29, 2009 – All across the United States, from coast to coast and from border to border, you’ll find thousands of small, one-stoplight towns where livestock outnumber people. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Office 4 Rodney Freeman, a 40-year-old Clarks Hill, S.C., native, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense officer with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, talks to Lance Cpl. Robert Forsyth, a CBRN Marine, about the importance of having good leadership skills. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Casey Jones  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In these tiny towns...
  • Campaign workers attacked

    10/28/2008 6:04:41 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies · 2,005+ views
    Galax Gazette (VA) ^ | Oct 28, 2008 | By Ben Bomberger
    Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an altercation led to five Republican campaign workers being sprayed with Mace at their headquarters in Galax. Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said officers were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to the Galax Republican headquarters on East Grayson Street when a caller reported someone had sprayed office workers with Mace. Responding officers arrested Daniel Cason Meinecke, 29, and Cara Annis Hindman, 26, both of Galax. Meinecke was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault, Hindman was charged with five counts of misdemeanor assault. Galax Republican Chairman Mike Stevens said he was one of...
  • Frank talk of Obama and race in Virginia

    10/05/2008 7:14:35 AM PDT · by pennboricua · 81 replies · 1,380+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 5, 2008 | Peter Wallsten
    WHITEWOOD, VA. -- The isolated towns of Virginia's Appalachian coal region are home to strong labor unions and Democratic political machines that date back generations. Yet voters here who eagerly pushed Democrats into the Senate and the governor's office are resisting Barack Obama.
  • Palin's Small Town Snobbery

    10/02/2008 4:59:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | October 2, 2008 | Steve Chapman
    Americans disdain snobbery in all its forms except the most popular one: reverse snobbery. Joe Biden would never get up in front of a crowd and suggest that the citizens of Manhattan are morally superior to the residents of Possum Gulch, Ark. But Sarah Palin was happy to tell the Republican National Convention that the very best people come from the country. "We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity and dignity," she declared, quoting the late journalist Westbrook Pegler. "They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America, who grow our food,...
  • Mark Warner Not a Small Town Mayor (Says we need an Administration that believes in Science?)

    10/02/2008 4:19:37 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 298+ views ^ | October 02, 2008 |
    Mark Warner Not a Small Town Mayor The Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech’s student newspaper and a Campus Politico partner captured this video:“You know, heck, I haven’t been mayor of a small town,” Warner jokes in a speech discussing his qualifications for the Senate. “But I can see Maryland out my window.”He goes on further to say "I don't know about you here but I'm looking forward to an Administration in 09 that actually believes in Science" Watch to the end for a peek at Warner’s soon-to-be-famous dance floor moves as he dances like he has already won the Senate...
  • Oh, That Joe! (No. 14 in a Series) - Biden Says Obama Won't Take His Beretta

    09/20/2008 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 215+ views ^ | September 20, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. Barack Obama better not mess with his running mate Joe Biden's guns...or else. In an out-of-nowhere attempt to re-assure a southwestern Virginia labor crowd about gun owners' rights, Biden -- who regularly scores "F" ratings from the National Rifle Association -- warned Obama that if "he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem."
  • Biden: Obama Ain't Taking My Shotguns; He's Got a Problem If He Fools With My Beretta

    09/20/2008 2:25:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 80 replies · 1,163+ views
    Saturday, September 20, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware sent a stern message to his boss, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois to keep his hands off Biden's guns.As reported by ABC News and Fox News this afternoon, Biden was trying to reassure rural Virginia voters that they have nothing to fear about losing their Second Amendment rights under an Obama administration.From ABC:"I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey," Biden said Saturday at the United Mine Workers of America's annual fish fry in Castlewood, Virginia. "Don't buy that malarkey. They're going...
  • Our Sister Sarah Palin's Anti-Elitist Charm

    09/20/2008 4:57:30 AM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 30 replies · 433+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/20/08 | Ralph Peters
    I KNOW Sarah Palin, and so does my wife. Neither of us ever actually met the governor of Alaska, but we grew up with her - in the small-town America despised by the leftwing elite. One gal-pal classmate of my wife's has even traveled from New York's Finger Lakes to Alaska to hunt moose with her husband. (Got one, too.) And no, Ms. Streisand, she isn't a redneck missing half her teeth - she's a lawyer. The sneering elites and their mediacrat fellow travelers just don't get it: How on earth could anyone vote for someone who didn't attend an...
  • For Obama, Race Remains Elephant in the Room

    09/15/2008 4:37:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 155+ views
    Time ^ | 9/15/2008 | Michael Grunwald
    On a swing through Pennsylvania last month, John McCain visited a Manheim Central High School football practice — not to ingratiate himself with the players, who weren't even old enough to vote, but to identify himself with the gritty, down-home lunch bucket values of small-town football. "This is a blue-collar town," Manheim's coach said in his introduction of McCain. "We don't have a lot of flashy athletes. We don't come out with a lot of flash." But the coach explained that his team works hard, plays with discipline, and comes through in the end. "A lot like John McCain," he...
  • Actually, Mayor of Wasilla Counts

    09/12/2008 10:02:04 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 4 replies · 111+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 12, 2008 | Richard Miniter
    Maybe Sarah Palin’s small-town governing experience is more worthwhile than the press wants to admit....
  • Sarah Palin: Small Town Girl! (Vanity)

    09/11/2008 7:11:17 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 43 replies · 56+ views
    My video tribute to Governor Sarah Palin. Hope you enjoy it!
  • Why rednecks may rule the world (don't read if you've got a heart condition)

    09/09/2008 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 775+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 September 2008 | Joe Bageant
    During this US election cycle we are hearing a lot from the pundits and candidates about "heartland voters," and "white working class voters." What they are talking about are rednecks. But in their political correctness, media types cannot bring themselves to utter the word "redneck." So I'll say it for them: redneck-redneck-redneck-redneck. The fact is that we American rednecks embrace the term in a sort of proud defiance. To us, the term redneck indicates a culture we were born in and enjoy. So I find it very interesting that politically correct people have taken it upon themselves to protect us...
  • ABC's Lisa Fletcher: Can 'Small Town' Palin Deal With Putin?

    09/09/2008 2:36:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 458+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/9/08 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC reporter Lisa Fletcher interviewed friends of Sarah Palin for a segment on Monday's "Nightline" and grilled them on whether a "small town mom" will be able to "sit down with Putin and deal with foreign issues?" Fletcher, who herself was a small town reporter before joining ABC in December of 2007, mostly avoided friendly queries and instead grilled the Alaskan friends of the Republican vice presidential candidate. At one point she asked pal Sandy Hoest, "She's spent less than two years as the governor of Alaska. Why should Americans have any confidence whatsoever that this woman can fulfill the...
  • Sarah Palin is not such a small-town girl after all -- (Good read!)

    09/08/2008 11:18:37 PM PDT · by GVnana · 19 replies · 163+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 9/9/2008 | James Bennett
    Sarah Palin is not such a small-town girl after all By James Bennett It is clear that few in America, let alone Britain, have any idea what to make of Sarah Palin. The Republicans' vice-presidential candidate confounds the commentators because they don't understand the forces that shaped her in the remote state of Alaska. John McCain and Sarah Palin Thus, most coverage dwells on exotica - the moose shooting, her Eskimo husband - combined with befuddlement at how a woman can go from being mayor of a town of 9,000, to governor, to prospective VP within the space of a...
  • Ain't nothin like the love of a Small Town Girl (Snowflakes Swirl) Steve Wariner

    09/08/2008 8:36:39 PM PDT · by txhurl · 5 replies · 132+ views
    Youtube, No Video, just track ^ | ten years ago | Steve Wariner
    I just thought this tune is Sarah to a T.