Just released from The Sportsman Channel, a second promo for Palin's show "Amazing America" that is set to premier at 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Prepare to be amazed!
Just released from The Sportsman Channel, a second promo for Palin's show "Amazing America" that is set to premier at 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Prepare to be amazed!
Gov. Sarah Palin kicked off the second leg of her "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour by going to Liberty University and speaking at their final Convocation for 2013. Palin's time on stage was an informal Q&A session with President Jerry Falwell, Jr. which included questions submitted by students. Gov. Palin, via her Facebook page, had the following to say about her visit there today:
It was such an honor to participate this morning in Liberty University’s final Convocation for 2013! A big thank you to the students and faculty and especially to President Falwell for the kind invitation. As I mentioned this morning, places like Liberty University inspire me. This young university is educating a whole new generation of American leaders who understand the positive effect our Christian heritage has had not only in our personal lives, but also in the life of our nation.
It was awesome meeting the students after the Convocation. Congratulations to everyone graduating this month. And best of luck to everyone else on their final exams!
P.S. I enjoyed the tour of your beautiful Snowflex Centre. It’s not quite like the snow in Alaska, but pretty darn close!
Gov. Palin also posted a gallery of 14 photos of her Liberty University appearance. Looks like it was a packed house!
Liberty University posted their account of Gov. Palin's visit:
In the last Convocation of the fall semester on Wednesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Liberty University: “I have your back, because I know you have my back.”
In a sit-down, conversational interview on stage with President Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Vice President for Communications Johnnie Moore, Palin talked about her motivation to keep standing for “time-tested truths” — the same truths Liberty upholds — when she is attacked by the mainstream media for her conservative views.
"This is what inspires me — you,” she told the arena of more than 10,000 students. “ … What inspires me and allows me to keep going and standing strong is being in a place like this.”
Palin, the first woman and youngest person to be elected governor of Alaska and the country’s first female Republican vice presidential candidate, has visited campus before, but this was the first time she has appeared at a Liberty event.
She said she was amazed at the campus transformation that has taken place since she was here a few years ago.
“You guys are doing an awesome job; it’s amazing, the infrastructure, additions to the amenities, what a wonderful force for good in this part of the nation and for the world,” Palin said.
Coming off a 15-city tour for her new best-seller, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” she talked about the larger message that the Christmas story brings today.
“My book is about protecting the heart of Christmas, which is really about protecting the heart of America,” she said. “Because the message of Christmas is the message of hope and change, not the stuff you hear coming out of Washington. … It’s the Judeo-Christian faith that provided all the foundation in our charters of liberty, our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence. It was a faith–filled people who understood how blessed our land was and the opportunities we have, our wonderful work ethic, all the things that have made America so exceptional.”
She said the tour is about more than a book; it is about restoring our nation’s principles.
“That’s why I appreciate Liberty University,” she said. “You will be a force for good, understanding the importance of Christian faith and a Christian education. You are the future leaders of this country.”
Students submitted their own questions for Palin, which ranged from who her biggest inspiration is (her youngest son, Trig, who has Down syndrome and has taught her “the world’s standards of perfection are not God’s standards of perfection”) to her family’s favorite Christmas memories (eating moose chili and traveling “over the river and through the woods” by snow machines).
She left students with a lesson she’s learned as a leader:
“Fear not. Again, it’s that message of Christmas; remember the angel came to Mary in a situation with less than ideal circumstances … and that message needs to be received by each one of you here today as you get out there in a pretty rough and tumble world. You’re going to be inundated in the workplace with cultural and societal pressures trying to beat you down … remember that message from that angel. … The greater message was that everybody is made so uniquely, with certain gifts and talents and passions and interests for a reason, to get out there and do good for the world. … When it comes to families, when it comes to jobs, please remember that you do have purpose and you do have destiny — God don’t make no junk. ... Success is letting Him shine through you so that others will be attracted to that light — the eternal destiny is really what matters.”
Looking back at where God has taken her, Palin still calls her rise to a position of leadership “bizarre,” but credits it as God’s work.
“Put your life in God’s hands — you never know where you’re going to end up.”
Once Liberty University uploads the video of today's event I will update this blog entry.
Dates are slowly being released for the next leg of Gov. Sarah Palin's "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour. At time of writing we have:
December 4th: Liberty University
December 6th: Billy Graham Library
December 7th: Books-A-Million, Monroe, LA (see article below)
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
Honored to be participating in the final Convocation of 2013 this Wednesday at Liberty University. Look forward to discussing “Good Tidings and Great Joy” and how together we can protect the heart of Christmas. More information here: https://www.liberty.edu/online/liberty-news/?mid=107216
P.S. This is a photo of the Heath antler pile that I wrote about in “Good Tidings and Great Joy”!
Also from Palin's Facebook page:
We will be in Charlotte, NC, this Friday, December 6th at the Billy Graham Library signing copies of "Good Tidings and Great Joy." Look forward to visiting with volunteers as well as supporting Operation Christmas Child. Todd, Bristol, and I visited Haiti with Franklin Graham and were able to hand out some of the generous shoeboxes these volunteers process and package with care -- glad to have the opportunity to thank them and highlight the great work they do. Learn more about this great charity here: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Although the complete schedule for the second leg of Palin's book tour has not been released, this article states that she will be in Monroe, LA on December 7th:
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will visit Monroe on Saturday.
The visit is a part of her ongoing book tour promoting her Christmas book "Good Tidings and Great Joy."
Saturday's visit will take place at the Books A Million location on Lamy Lane from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Books A Million has set up guidelines in order to meet with Palin. They are as follows:
Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6th at the Monroe Books-A-Million store location.
Each individual must purchase a book from Books-A-Million to receive a wristband (with the exception of children) for the book signing event.
Customers can return on December 7th to get their book signed by Palin.
Due to time constraints, there is a limit of 4 books signed per person. More
You can also find Palin's tour dates with publisher HarperCollins here.
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)
It was wonderful to see so many inspiring and patriotic Iowans tonight at the Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner. They join other hard working Americans as the wind beneath the wings of our great republic, and their hard work and activism make a difference!
Tony Lee over at Breitbart has had two articles featured on Palin's Iowa appearance, the first being "China Will Be 'Foreign Master' If America Doesn't Resolve Debt Crisis"
Saturday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin compared the United States' debt to slavery, warning Americans about the dangers of being "beholden" to China if the nation's debt crisis is not resolved.
Speaking at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event to kick off the 2014 midterm season, Palin said the country's "free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China."
"It's going to be like slavery when that note is due," Palin said of the debt the country is accumulating. "We're going to be beholden to a foreign master... because there is no plan coming out of Washington, D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt, is there?" More
An additional article by Tony Lee, "Americans Shouldn't Have Faith in 'Arrogant' Church of Big Government" said:
On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the "scrooges" waging a "war on Christmas" and their "zealot-like" faith in an "arrogant" church of big government run by the supposed best and the brightest that has only caused "irreparable harm" to America. <>
She said the "arrogant" church of government does not have "faith in your ability to govern yourself," so "you should not have faith in it" because "it does not have faith in us."
Speaking at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner, Palin said "enough is enough" of the "politically-correct police out there" and blasted the scrooges waging a "War on Christmas."
Palin said Americans needed to take action to resist the "fundamental transformation" of society that many Americans "never signed up for." Echoing themes from her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, which comes out on Tuesday, Palin said that "religious freedom is under attack," and religion is "pushed out of the public square" and "censored." Palin said one will see the censorship and double standards "blatantly come this holiday season." More
From Palin's Facebook page:
Todd and I had a great time visiting with friends -- furry and otherwise -- in Des Moines tonight supporting the Puppy Jake Foundation. Thanks to our hosts Becky Beach and the entire Puppy Jake team for allowing us to highlight the positive work they're doing with these service dogs to support our brave soldiers returning home. It was great to visit with Sen. Mike Lee there tonight, too!
Now, hopefully Todd's been won over and will agree it's time to add another set of paws to the family! Please "like" the Puppy Jake Foundation on Facebook and visit their website to find out how you can help our vets. (And put in a good word to Todd for me... he's the one who's always said, "The more, the merrier!")
The DesMoines Register also featured a story on the Puppy Jake Foundation and entitled it "Sarah Palin uses star power to shine spotlight on Iowa service dogs":
Sarah Palin is using her star power to draw attention to an Iowa program that trains service dogs for injured military veterans – and the donations immediately started rolling in.
Palin, a conservative pundit and 2008 vice presidential candidate, cuddled several puppies from the Puppy Jake Foundation at a gathering at a central Iowa home Friday night organized so that she could meet the dogs’ raisers/trainers/foster parents.
“She was talking to her husband, Todd, and kind of razzing him about getting a puppy and how adorable they were,” said Robin Lickteig, the puppy trainer who hosted the get-together at her Cumming home. More
Additional stories here and here.
The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition has announced that former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin along with U.S. Senator Senator Mike will headline their November 9th "Friends of the Family Banquet". The following was published on their Facebook page:
Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition is pleased to announce that Gov. Sarah Palin has been added as a featured speaker at the 13th Annual Friends of the Family Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. Palin will be joining Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum, at the event. See the flyer below for further details or at our website at www.ffciowa.com. You will not want to miss out!
Today I had a great opportunity to attend the Tea Party Express Rally for candidate Steve Lonegan of New Jersey. There's a special election in our state on Wednesday, October 16th to fill the US Senate seat that was vacated earlier this year due to Senator Frank Lautenberg 's death.
The Tea Party Express team along with special guest speakers "The Great One", Mark Levin and Governor Sarah Palin rocked the event with music and speeches that fired up the responsive crowd. Steve Lonegan spoke to his supporters with heartfelt passion about his country, his state, his family, and his desire to serve the people of New Jersey. I can tell that Steve Lonegan is ready to fight for "we the people" much like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah.
Here's a few photos from today's event:
Amy Kremer from the Tea Party Express
Mark Levin takes the stage wearing a hat with "Alaska" emblazoned across the front.
Patriots waiving their "Don't Tread on Me" flags.
Candidate Steve Lonegan. His compelling story can be found here.
Always a crowd pleaser, Gov. Sarah Palin fires up the crowd in New Egypt, NJ.
Todd Palin (wearing black) and Mark Levin (wearing green). Notice the great sign in the background- "Obama (and) Holder 4 Prison".
What's not to love about this guy's ride?
If you made it this far, that would be me and my wonderful husband who accompanied me to the rally.
In closing, if you live in New Jersey, please get out to vote on Wednesday, October 16th and I would urge you to cast your ballot for Mr. Steve Lonegan. If you don't live in New Jersey but wish to support a conservative candidate, Mr. Lonegan would welcome your campaign donation in any amount as he's being outspent by the Cory Booker campaign 12-1. Together we can send Steve Lonegan to Washington, DC to fight for "we the people".
On October 4th, Sarah Palin posted an article by Thomas Sowell on her Facebook page. She prefaced the article with:
Gee Whiz, If Even Little Ol' Me Understands U.S. Government 101 but MSM Doesn't...
Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.
There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going -- except for ObamaCare.
This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.
As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.
Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion. More