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  • Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday? [ History contradicts this popular notion.]

    04/16/2017 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Easter 2009 | Anthony McRoy
    Was “ Easter” actually borrowed or rather usurped from a pagan celebration? The argument largely rests on the supposed pagan names for the celebration in English and German (“Easter”, “Ostern”). Note, however, that in most other European languages, the celebration’s name is derived from Pascha (Greek), from Pesach, (Hebrew), Passover. Easter is the Christian Passover. [large snips here and throughout] The usual argument for the pagan origins of Easter is based on Venerable Bede (673-735), an English monk who wrote: “ … Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month" and which was once called after a goddess...
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Sarah Palin is More Popular than Any Republican Presidential Candidate

    03/25/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 8+ views
    PR News Web ^ | March 25, 2012 | Wana L. Duhart
    Author, Wana Duhart's case study explains Sarah Palin’s appeal among Conservatives and Republicans. The contention among the Republican candidates continues to rise as they fight to position themselves as the true front runner. Although Mitt Romney continues to hold a lead over Rick Santorum, according to Public Policy Polling, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin remains the favorite among Republican Party voters. "People, Politics, and Profits: The Ties that Bind Main Street, the Beltway, and Wall Street," an essay written by Wana L. Duhart, provides a case study that explains the emergence and appeal of Sarah Palin and why she remains...
  • Palin On Why She Might Not Run

    09/28/2011 5:26:09 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 238 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/28/2011 | National Journal Staff
    Acknowledging that "decisions have to be made" quickly, Sarah Palin on Tuesday laid out a case for not running for president in 2012. Appearing on Fox News' On the Record, a favorite venue, Palin appeared to be talking herself out of the race in an interview with host Greta Van Susteren. "Is a campaign too shackling?" she mused. As the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, Palin said she felt encumbered by "handlers." Running for office "prohibits the freedom one needs to really make a difference," said the self-described "rogue" politician. Added Palin: "You don't need a title to make a...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Sarah Palin is defended by 'lamestream media'

    09/16/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT · by onyx · 69 replies
    politico ^ | September 16, 2011 | Molly Ball
    They kicked her around, victimized her, tried to destroy her. But all of a sudden, the lamestream media is coming to Sarah Palin’s defense. Faced with a barrage of negative portrayals — a much-hyped investigative book, a Levi Johnston memoir and a new movie — Palin is finding support in the unlikeliest of places. Film reviewers have slammed the British documentary “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!” Newspapers have refused to run comic-strip excerpts of Joe McGinniss’s rumor-mongering tome “The Rogue.” Johnston’s accusations have been consigned to the gossip pages. And none other than The New York Times has angrily taken...
  • New Film Portrays Sarah Palin's 'Dark Side' (new agitprop)

    09/13/2011 5:21:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday September 13, 2011
    A documentary about Sarah Palin depicts the former vice-presidential candidate and Tea Party idol as a woman with enormous charm but merciless vindictiveness. Director Nick Broomfield's Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, offers a glimpse of the former Alaska governor from interviews with family, including her parents, and former friends and associates. Palin comes across as a woman known for ruthlessly firing people and holding spiteful grudges, leaving many Alaskans worried to talk about her for fear of reprisals, whether from Palin or her supporters. "I think that beneath the charisma, which she...
  • Palin takes aim at GOP presidential candidates

    09/13/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 399 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Palin even went as far as to lend her voice to the charge leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the debate against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): That he allowed a law to go though requiring HPV vaccinations for adolescent girls because of a $5,000 campaign donation and his relationship with his former chief of staff, who went on to lobby for a pharmaceutical company. "I knew there was something to it," Palin said of learning while she was Alaska's governor that her Texas counterpart had given the go-ahead to the vaccine. "Now we're finding that now, yea, something...
  • 'You Betcha!': The Other Palin Documentary Preps for Toronto

    08/07/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8-7-11 | staff
    On the heels of the very-much-pro-candidate documentary "The Undefeated," British filmmaker Nick Broomfield is about to debut a much tougher cinematic profile of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In this clip, Broomfield ("Kurt and Courtney") travels to a Central California rally for Palin, where all the questions are pre-screened -- Example: "What do you think about Obamacare?" (She doesn't like it!) Broomfield gets tossed when he violates the Q&A mandate and queries the probable 2012 Presidential candidate, "Do you think your political career is over?" Palin takes a long drink of water, then ducks the question, referring to her avid...
  • Critical Sarah Palin documentary to make September debut

    08/04/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT · by TomServo · 51 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 08/04/11 | Lucy Madison
    Just months after the Iowa premiere of the pro-Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated," the world will get a glimpse of the former Alaska Governor from a different - and likely more critical - cinematic perspective: In September, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who directed "Kurt & Courtney" and "Biggie & Tupac," will debut "Sarah Palin - You Betcha!" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from Sept. 8-18. Unlike the flattering portrait of Palin touted in "The Undefeated," which was made with the former vice presidential candidate's cooperation by a conservative filmmaker, Broomfield's goal was "cracking her story,"...
  • When McCain picked Palin, liberal journalists coordinated the best line of attack

    07/22/2010 3:28:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/22/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last presidential race, members of an online forum called Journolist struggled to make sense of the pick. Many of them were liberal reporters, and in some cases their comments reflected a journalist’s instinct to figure out the meaning of a story. But in many other exchanges, the Journolisters clearly had another, more partisan goal in mind: to formulate the most effective talking points in order to defeat Palin and McCain and help elect Barack Obama president. The tone...
  • The sequel no one saw coming: Sarah Palin to campaign with McCain

    01/20/2010 6:19:33 PM PST · by South40 · 215 replies · 2,854+ views
    Sarah Palin announced Wednesday that she will campaign for Sen. John McCain, her former presidential running mate, as he bids for another term in the Senate. She'll also stump for conservative up-and-comer Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry in early 2010.
  • Sarah Palin: Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care

    09/08/2009 5:04:56 PM PDT · by DB9 · 76 replies · 3,238+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    By SARAH PALIN Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans "talk with one another, and not over one another" as our health-care debate moves forward. I couldn't agree more. Let's engage the other side's arguments, and let's allow Americans to decide for themselves whether the Democrats' health-care proposals should become governing law. Some 45 years ago Ronald Reagan said that "no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds." Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old, the young and...
  • Palin's promising future in the GOP

    09/07/2009 6:20:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies · 1,272+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/7/2009 | Jim Brown
    A Republican political consultant and pollster predicts former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will continue to gain prominence in the GOP leading up to the 2012 election, even though she's no longer in office. Sarah Palin has reportedly received more than 950 requests to give speeches and more than 120 candidates have asked her to appear for them at campaign events. Clemson University political scientist Dave Woodard believes Palin is an "extremely appealing" candidate. "She's been proven, especially, and tested with her daughter and her own decisions about her son and her marriage. She is a very popular fundraiser. People will...
  • Our first Palinversary ............. a National Love Affair Turns One

    08/29/2009 8:39:00 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies · 743+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08-29-09 | Pamela Geller
    It was a year ago today that Sarah Palin walked onto the national stage and raised us up. Those of us who were fed up with a limp GOP moving center left were thrilled with a principled conservative, a rugged individualist VP pick. It saved a McCain campaign on life support. McCain had it right when introducing her. He said, "she's exactly what we need, she's exactly what this country needs". Bingo.
  • No Health Care Reform Without Legal Reform (Sarah Palin)

    08/21/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 325 replies · 8,350+ views
    Facebook ^ | 8/21/09 | Sarah Palin
    President Obama's health care "reform" plan has met with significant criticism across the country. Many Americans want change and reform in our current health care system. We recognize that while we have the greatest medical care in the world, there are major problems that we must face, especially in terms of reining in costs and allowing care to be affordable for all. However, as we have seen, current plans being pushed by the Democratic leadership represent change that may not be what we had in mind -- change which poses serious ethical concerns over the government having control over our...
  • The Alaska Bloggers who are attacking Palin Shut down Naked Emperor News' youtube

    07/27/2009 2:25:07 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 21 replies · 1,021+ views
    the video is back up here Exposed "Ethicsgate" Obama and the democrats multiple direct links to the political effort to destroy Sarah Palin ALASKAN BLOGGERS FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO HAD IT REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE IT SHOWS POLITICAL CONSPIRACY AND POSSIBLE CRIMES
  • Republican: Palin is another Huckabee [Romney sycophants viciously attack Palin...again] [hurl]

    07/27/2009 3:12:13 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 109 replies · 1,688+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – It looks like Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may have one less fan. On the same day that Palin is set to transfer power to her lieutenant governor, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said her prospects for national office looked grim. “’I’ve been a supporter of Sarah Palin — at times,” Castellanos said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “She gave the McCain campaign its best two weeks. But, you know, if we’re going to be critical of Democrats when they shirk their responsibilities, we have do the same within our own house. She abandoned her state in...
  • LIVE THREAD: Palin speech

    07/26/2009 4:04:45 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 551 replies · 5,992+ views
    Sarah Palin speech.
  • POLITICO: Palin plans to stay visible

    07/03/2009 5:26:05 PM PDT · by GVnana · 269 replies · 11,044+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/3/2009 | Mike Allen
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to remain extremely visible and will give serious consideration to running for president in 2012, but has made no decision, a close friend said after her startling announcement Friday that she will resign her office. Friends say Palin plans to spend time writing her book, which is due this fall, then promote it heavily when it comes out in spring 2010. Palin is by far the Republican Party's biggest draw for fund-raisers and conservative events, and the friends say she plans to spend a lot of time traveling in "the lower 48" states, as Alaskans...