I saw this on Twitter today and if the creator will tweet me (@jackiesic), I'll give proper credit.
h/t SE Smith
A special Thanksgiving message from Sarah Palin:
Thanksgiving offers us invaluable time to spend with our family and reflect on our many blessings. In 1789, George Washington declared a day of national Thanksgiving for our new country to render unto God our "sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection."
But even before that first proclamation from a new nation, pioneers across America celebrated Thanksgiving as a time to give praise to God for full harvests and Divine Providence.
And indeed, America has been richly blessed. From coast to coast, we enjoy an abundance of natural resources, plentiful harvests, beautiful cities and our most precious gift of all—a people who value liberty and continue to stand as an example to the world of all that can be accomplished by a free and hard-working people.
This Thanksgiving, join me in a moment of prayer to give thanks for the thousands of American men and women in our armed forces who will spend Thanksgiving away from their homes and families, facing danger overseas to protect our way of life.
When we sit down to enjoy a family meal on Thursday, I will give thanks to God for the blessing of a strong and diverse family life that has taught me so much about loyalty, selflessness, and compassion. I will pray for God's continued blessings on my family, and on yours, and on this great nation of ours.
From my family to yours, God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!
With an Alaskan heart,
P.S. Be sure to check out the latest video from my book tour by clicking here!
From the Baldwin County Republican website:
The Baldwin County Republican Party Presents
An Evening with Sarah Palin
Friday, April 25, 2014
The Orange Beach Event Center at the Whart
4671 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL
(at the intersections of Canal Road and The Foley Beach Express)
6:00 PM Photo Opportunity with Sarah Palin (Gold and Silver Sponsors)
7:00 PM Dinner and Keynote Presentation
8:45 PM Book Signing and Sarah Palin Press Conference (Gold Sponsors)
Individual Ticket - $125: One ticket for dinner and keynote presentation, open seating
Reserved Table for 10 - $1,500: Includes a "Reserved Table" sign
Silver Sponsorship for 10 - $2,500: Includes photo opportunity with Sarah Palin, recognition in the program and slide presentation, reserved table for 10 for dinner and keynote presentation.
Gold Sponsorship for 10 - $3,000: (Sold Out) Includes 10 copies of Sarah Palin's latest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (Nov. 2013 release), book signing and access to Sarah Palin press conference, recognition in the program and an individual slide in the slide presentation, reserved table for 10 for dinner and keynote presentation, premium location.
The Billy Graham Library has announced that Gov. Sarah Palin will bring her "Good Tidings and Great Joy; Protecting the Heart of Christmas" book tour their Charlotte, NC location on December 6th. The following is the press release from The Billy Graham Library:
Former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, will be at the Billy Graham Library to sign copies of her new holiday book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 6. Her book revisits our traditional roots and the true meaning of Christmas. It is a call to action to readers to defend and openly celebrate the joys of their Christianity, and to say to one another, "Merry Christmas!"
In Good Tidings and Great Joy, Palin calls for bringing back the freedom to express the Christian values of the season. She asserts the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas—in public displays, school concerts, pageants and our expressions to one another—and laments the over-commercialization and homogenization of Christmas in today's society.
To reserve a signed book, come to Ruth's Attic Bookstore at the Billy Graham Library. Upon purchasing a reserved book, you will receive a receipt and wristband while supplies last. You must bring the receipt and wristband to the book signing to gain access to the event and receive your book. No outside books will be allowed. No exceptions. No refunds. Limit 4 (four) signed books per person.
For more information, call 704-401-3200.
Thank you, thank you, Tyler, Texas! Great to be back to see many whom I'd met at the Oil Palace after my pro-American Energy speech. Really great to meet new friends today, too! Your gracious Southern welcome warms us right up. Special thanks to everyone who joined us today and provided fun, laughter, and new energy in the book line. And what a super staff at Sam’s Club! Now on to that other energy-producing sister state America loves – Oklahoma! (Alaskans of a certain age will remember an infamous bumper sticker about Texans and Okies which was popular when finishing construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 70’s… but I promise it was never on my truck! “Happiness is a Texan flying south with an Okie under each arm.” Just in jest and we love you guys! Er, y'all.)
The following was published by KLTV9:
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Hundreds of East Texans lined up for hours Wednesday morning for their shot at meeting former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Palin was in Tyler Wednesday, a pit stop that is part of her nationwide tour promoting her new book.
Many people in line drove or even flew in for a chance to meet the former Alaskan governor.
One of those men was Michael Jenkins, who was first in line for the book-signing frenzy. Jenkins arrived just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.
“This is my third time to see her,” Jenkins said. “The first time we made it over 20 hours before and we were not even close to the front of the line and I just wanted to make sure I got a spot in line.”
That meant braving low overnight temperatures in the 40s.
“I stayed in my car,” Jenkins said. “I had a blanket wrapped up right here, and then the rest of the time I was in my car. It was too cold.”
Marilyn Mcneely hit the road from Jefferson at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“I expected a long line this morning,” Mcneely said. “I almost jumped for joy when I saw I was number six.”
Number six in a line filled with hundreds, all waiting for a few brief seconds with the former governor. But it was all worth it for people like Shirley Greene, who is actually from Idaho.
“I had a trip planned to visit a friend in the Dallas area,” Green said. “So I rented a car and got up early this morning and drove down.”
Greene thinks of Palin as somewhat of a family friend. Video & more
From Texas it was on to Edmond, OK where an evening signing was scheduled at the Mardel Christian & Education Supply. Gov. Palin posted the following via Facebook:
O! K! Last night in Oklahoma, Kathy Young (see photo) shared her "The Best Peanut Butter Carb Bar EVER" recipe with me – sounded so good we almost ate the Christmas card it was written on! Thanks, Kathy, and congratulations on celebrating your Golden Wedding anniversary during the Christmas holiday at the same church in Edmond where you were married. As promised, I’ll make the Carb Bars when I get home. Friends, enjoy the tradition of sharing recipes as I did in “Good Tidings and Great Joy.” Or begin the tradition at our book events!
Thank you, Oklahoma, for supporting the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" message last night. So many inspiring people are committed to protect the heart of Christmas – and your efforts mean a world of difference in today's culture. Lots of conscientious parents and grandparents brought youngsters on a school night to share early Christmas cheer, testifying powerfully to sincere support. It was a joy to see so many happy faces sharing your Okie hospitality. Kudos to the thoughtful staff at Mardel; thanks for putting up with our healthy "energetic" chaos that inevitably accompanies big events! Now on to Arkansas and Kansas for ramped up empowering of good Americans so we can stand united for joyous tradition, faith, family and freedom.
UPDATE: Some of you have asked for that Peanut Butter Carb Bar Recipe that Kathy Young gave me last night. Here’s Kathy’s recipe:
The Best Carb Bar Recipe EVER by Kathy Young of Edmond, OK
1 c. Honey
1 c. Brown Sugar
1 c. Peanut Butter with nuts
4 c. Cereal – any kind (I love Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds)
Raisins, Chocolate Chips
1) Microwave Honey, Brown Sugar, and Peanut Butter on high 3 minutes in large bowl stirring every minute
2) Add Cereal to warm mixture
3) May add Raisins and Chocolate Chips to warm mixture (Chocolate Chips will melt)
4) Spread mixture into 13x9 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray
5) Cool, slice (approx. 30 squares) and enjoy!
Gov. Palin also shared a photo album consisting of twelve wonderful photos from the Edmond event. Once again, I'll point out that it's quite obvious that Gov. Palin really enjoys meeting her supporters.
KFOR TV published the following on Palin's book signing event:
EDMOND, Okla. – Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made an appearance in the Sooner State.
She’s hosted a signing event in Edmond for her new holiday book.
Her new novel is titled “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.”
The signing was at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mardel near 33rd St. and Boulevard.
The first 750 customers were guaranteed a spot in line but only if they had a wristband. Video here.
The schedule for first leg of the book tour can be found here and I'm looking forward to the announcement of the second leg stops.
Day 7 of the "Good Tidings and Great Joy; Protecting the Heart of Christmas" book tour took Gov. Sarah Palin to the Costco in Plano, TX. According to a Facebook post in which Gov. Palin honored the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, she offered a thank you to the people of Plano for their understanding that the book signing event to cut short.
We’d especially like to thank the gracious people of Plano, Texas, who came out today and were so understanding about today’s abbreviated event. Also, thank you to the helpful and kind employees at Costco.
The following photo gallery from the Plano event was uploaded by user "jester119"
A big Texas thanks to Rafael Cruz, Senator Ted Cruz’s father, for hosting us last night with other SarahPAC supporters. It’s inspiring to hear Rafael’s full-throated defense of American exceptionalism. As an American of Cuban descent, Rafael has witnessed first hand what it means to live without freedom, and that has made him an eloquent and motivated American patriot. God bless him and all the SarahPAC supporters we met yesterday. Together we're working to restore our exceptional nation!
It was announced yesterday that Gov. Sarah Palin will be the closing speaker for Liberty University's Fall 2013 Fall Convocation series. At present, Gov. Palin is on tour for her recently released book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas". Liberty University provided the following press release:
Palin will be introduced by President Jerry Falwell, Jr., who issued the following statement about her visit:
“While Governor Palin has visited Liberty's campus in the past, she has never appeared at a Liberty event. I am thrilled she will soon see why this university brings such hope to America. At Billy Graham's 95th birthday party she and I spoke of our mutual anticipation for her upcoming visit.”
Palin is a leading voice for American conservatism. She is the first woman and youngest person to be elected governor of Alaska and was the first female Republican vice presidential candidate in U.S. history. She is an internationally sought after speaker and has been a contributor to Fox News.
Her latest book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” was recently released by HarperCollins and is currently a New York Times best-seller. Signed copies will be available during Convocation.
“This book is not about isolated trivialities. It's not really about gingerbread cookies, or stockings hung by the chimney with care, or the big fat man with the long white beard. It's not about a holiday at all,” Palin writes. “It's about that little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, who arrived long before hope and change became political manipulations. It’s about Christ and our ability to worship Him freely. It’s about America, and what liberty truly means in our day-to-day lives.” More
h/t Brian P. (A special young man that attends LU)
Day 6 (November 18th) of Sarah Palin's "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour took her to The Villages in the morning and to Pensacola in the evening. Gov. Palin posted the following to message of thanks to the good people of The Villages and Barnes and Noble on her Facebook page:
Met some awesome Floridians and inspiring members of our Greatest Generation yesterday at The Villages. We’ve been to The Villages a number of times now – including during the 2008 campaign and with the “Going Rogue” book tour – and it’s always great to reconnect with the good folks there. One of my most favorite individuals in the area is my former basketball coach, Coach Yates. Everything I ever needed to know I learned on the basketball court, and Coach Yates has been instrumental. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and to the staff at Barnes & Noble!
Gov. Palin also shared a photo album with 11 pictures from The Villages here.
After The Villages it was on to Pensacola where Gov. Palin was welcomed by Books-A-Million and "hundreds of supporters". PNJ.com published a great photo gallery as well as the following where the manager cited it as the "largest turnout her store had ever seen for a book signing.":
It was a hectic night at Books-A-Million.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the entrance of the Pensacola book store early Monday evening, spilling into the parking lot. Most clutched copies of a white hardback book, many wore matching pins, and all were waiting for their number to be called so they could come inside.
A lone barista from the Joe Mugs Coffee Shop was all that stood between the crowd and the threshold of another lengthy wait, this one snaking from the magazine section, past a life-size standup of Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson and through aisles of business paperbacks, inspirational gifts and Brain Quest workbooks.
Rhett English, a 24-year-old Chumuckla resident, approached the gatekeeper.
“Can I go in and buy a book?” he asked.
“You can buy ‘the’ book,” replied the barista before letting English in.
The book of course was Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.” The people gathered at the store were waiting for a chance to meet the former vice-presidential candidate and Governor of Alaska, who made a stop in Pensacola for her book-signing tour.
Susan Haas, general manager of Books-A-Million, said it was the largest turnout her store had ever seen for a book signing. More
Gov. Palin says thank you to Pensacola via her Facebook page:
Had a great time meeting Floridians in the Panhandle last night! Thank you, Pensacola, for sharing your Sunshine State Christmas spirit with us! Thank you to everyone who came last night, and a special thank you to the great staff at Books-A-Million. Now on to Texas!
Here's a gallery of 11 great photos from Pensacola as shared by Gov. Palin along with my favorite from the signing.
MSNBC host Martin Bashir absolutely shocked viewers when last week he made extremely vulgar comments that were directed at Gov. Sarah Palin. Earlier this week Bashir apologized but one has to wonder if his comments simply went beyond the point of no return. In Gov. Palin's newest book "Good Tidings and Great Joy, Protecting the Heart of Christmas", she relates a story from her family's past and ends the story with "words matter". Apparently this is a lesson that Mr. Bashir has never learned.
From Stephen K. Bannon and Tony Lee of Breitbart:
Breitbart News has exclusively obtained a letter that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, wrote to the presidents of NBC News and MSNBC on Tuesday asking whether MSNBC will discipline anchor Martin Bashir for his "appalling" statement on his show last Friday in which he suggested someone should defecate and/or urinate in Palin's mouth.
Bashir apologized on his show on Monday for his remarks, saying they were "offensive" and "wholly inappropriate." But no disciplinary action has been taken against him.
The letter, addressed to NBC News president Deborah Turness and MSNBC president Phil Griffin and signed by SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford, asks whether MSNBC disciplines its anchors based on the"target of the remarks rather than the remarks themselves."
After applauding the network's decision to suspend Alec Baldwin over his anti-gay slur, Crawford's letter asks: "We would now like to know what disciplinary measures you are taking about Martin Bashir’s appalling statement on his MSNBC show last Friday that someone should defecate and/or urinate in Governor Palin’s mouth because she used the word 'slavery' to describe the burden the federal debt will have on future generations of Americans."
It also mentions that MSNBC has set a precedent of firing and discipling other anchors for "offensive language."
"You fired Don Imus for offensive language in describing the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team, you suspended Alec Baldwin, and yet nothing has happened to Mr. Bashir," the letter reads. "Are we to assume then, that disciplinary procedures at your network take place based on the target of the remarks rather than the remarks themselves?"
Last week, MNSBC suspended Alec Baldwin's show, Up With Alec Baldwin, for two weeks after Baldwin was caught on camera using anti-gay slurs at a photographer on the streets of New York. More