Get ready for the Sarah Palin Internet channel

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The USA Today reports that the “rogue” Alaskan has decided to cut through the left wing media filter and launch her own network:

Sarah Palin has gone rogue again, this time launching her own Internet channel.

“Tired of media filters? Well, so am I,” the former Alaska governor proclaimed Sunday on her Facebook page. “So let’s go rogue and launch our own member-supported channel. “

In a video on, Palin calls the new subscription-based network a “community” where she and viewers can share ideas. “I want to talk to directly to you on our channel on my terms and no need to please the powers that be,” she says, promising to go beyond soundbites and to “cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”

The new channel includes videos of Palin criticizing President Obama and his addiction to “OPM,” or other people’s money, and her explanation of why she believes he should be impeached. There’s also a blog by her daughter, Bristol, and running tallies of the national debt and how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left in the Obama administration. Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will serve as the channel’s executive editor and will oversee all posted content.

Here’s the announcement she made as read/viewed on her Facebook page. Video below.

As to the cost? $9.95 a month, or $99.95 for a year.

Rest assured there will be a lot of laughter and mockery over this coming from the Usual Suspects, but I say more power to her. Any opportunity you have to cut through media spin, to provide your own side unfiltered – especially in a visual/video format, is a good thing. Rock on, Sarah!


Memeorandum has more.

Ann & Nancy Wilson: Sarah Palin can’t use our music but Hillary can

Sarah Palin - Heart

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Such petty women. Via The Hill:

They told Sarah Palin to stop using their rock song, “Barracuda,” but two of Heart’s core members say they’ll gladly lend the 1977 hit to Hillary Clinton if she throws her hat in the ring for president.

“Whatever Hillary Clinton needs from me, she’s got,” Ann Wilson recently told ITK.


Back in 2008, Wilson and her sister, Nancy, emailed a statement to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the former Alaska governor’s presidential campaign requesting that “Barracuda” stop being used as a theme for Palin, the VP nominee.

“The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission,” the pair wrote.

After the song continued to be played, Nancy Wilson told, “I think it’s completely unfair to be so misrepresented. I feel completely [expletive] over.”


Seriously, I love Heart’s music to pieces – Barracuda is one of my favorites. And, yes, they do have the right to demand permission for use of their music, have the right to give it and have the right to request a stop in usage if they haven’t given it. But why not take the high road and do what a former band member suggested at the time and let politicians you don’t agree with use your music, and then turn around and take the profits from the increased sales and donate them to your favorite candidates or charities? Guess that’s too much to much to ask from Cheap Shot Annie and Nancy, who would much rather a pro-choice “feminist” who rose to political fame and fortune on the back of her husband honor them with the use of the Heart song of her choice rather than allow a pro-life, successful woman who paved her own way in politics actively fighting (and winning) almost single-handedly against the male-dominated establishment culture in Alaska to do the same.

Liberal musicians can be such tools sometimes. SMH. 8-|

More Dems acknowledging the very real existence of #ObamaCare “death panels”


First it was former Democrat Governor of Vermont and 2004 candidate  for President (and proponent of nationalized health care) Howard Dean.  Now, more are stepping forward (via Memeorandum):

ObamaCare’s cost-cutting board — memorably called a “death panel” by Sarah Palin — is facing growing opposition from Democrats who say it will harm people on Medicare.

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to the board designed to limit Medicare cost growth when he called for its repeal in an op-ed late last month.

Dean was quickly criticized by supporters of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), who noted his ties to the healthcare industry as an adviser to a major D.C. lobbying firm.

But the former Vermont governor is not the only Democrat looking to kill the panel.

A wave of vulnerable Democrats over the past three months has signed on to bills repealing the board’s powers, including Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Reps. Ron Barber (Ariz.), Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Elizabeth Esty (Conn.).

All five are considered vulnerable in next year’s election, highlighting the stakes and the political angst surrounding the healthcare measure.

The four House Democrats faced criticism from their party in July after voting with Republicans to delay ObamaCare’s individual and employer mandates — moves widely interpreted as political positioning ahead of 2014.

Two of the lawmakers explained their opposition by suggesting the board would limit care for Medicare patients.

But the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) blasted the four Democrats for “desperately trying to jump off the ObamaCare train.”

The cost-cutting board has been dogged with controversy over the last three years.

Major healthcare interests like the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the pharmaceutical lobby have supported IPAB repeal, saying the panel would cut providers’ pay arbitrarily.

Public awareness of the board shot up last year when Palin called it a “death panel,” connecting the IPAB to her previous attacks on a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning in the Affordable Care Act.

“Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these accusers finally saw that ObamaCare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about healthcare funding,” Palin wrote on Facebook.

Of the many negative predictions made by opponents of ObamaCare prior to its forced passage, I don’t think a one of them has proven yet to be false – and in fact many have already come to fruition, like the ones about employers bumping full timers down to part time status to avoid having to pay the high cost of health care coverage, employers beginning to offer cheaper health insurance plans which means you have to pay a higher deductible and … yes, change your doctor, some employers choosing to pay the penalty for “non-compliance” with ObamaCare rather than offer coverage at all, etc.  And now comes the acknowledgement from more and more prominent Democrats that death panels do indeed exist under ObamaCare.

This will be difficult, especially for idealistic Democrats who routinely refuse to see the light, but let’s all say it together now: “Sarah Palin was right.”


ObamaCare: Bad for your wallet … and your health.

Howard Dean: “Palin was right about ‘death panels'”


**Posted by Phineas

That’s not an exact quote, but a paraphrasing what the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential flame-out said in a Wall St. Journal article yesterday. Here’s the money quote:

One major problem is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them.

There does have to be control of costs in our health-care system. However, rate setting—the essential mechanism of the IPAB—has a 40-year track record of failure. What ends up happening in these schemes (which many states including my home state of Vermont have implemented with virtually no long-term effect on costs) is that patients and physicians get aggravated because bureaucrats in either the private or public sector are making medical decisions without knowing the patients. Most important, once again, these kinds of schemes do not control costs. The medical system simply becomes more bureaucratic.

Emphases added.

When Palin made her first comments about “death panels,” (see also here and here) she was widely derided by the Left and the Establishment Right. And yet now we have a major figure on the left wing of the Democratic Party, a man known to favor some form of nationalized medicine, in effect saying she was right all along, because rationed medical care means having to deny it. In other words, IPAB will choose who gets what treatment, who lives and who dies, taking that decision away from the doctor and his patient.

I’d call that a “death panel.”

Now, Howard still favors way too much government intervention in health care, but I’d call this progress. He’s yet another important voice on the Left saying this is a looming train wreck. With many on the Right calling for defunding Obamacare, we may yet be able to form a coalition to at least suspend the implementation of this anti-constitutional monstrosity.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin was right. Too bad more people in power didn’t listen to her way back then.

"Well, I tried to tell them."

“Well, I tried to tell them.”

via Twitchy

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

LOL of the Day: Sneering WaPo blogger goofs big time on Sarah Palin hit piece


Oh, this is SO delicious. Dylan Byers at Politico writes (hat tip):

The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.

“Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network,” the Post’s Suzi Parker writes today in a post on the She The People blog, titled “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera.”

Parker calls this “a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.”

But Parker’s report is a cautionary tale about what can happen when writers cite satirical websites, such as The Daily Currant.

On Feb. 4, the Daily Currant published a satirical piece stating that Palin was “bouncing back by joining the fledgling Al Jazeera America news network as a host and commentator.” Parker cites this piece and uses quotes that the Currant attributes to Palin, including:

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender confirmed to POLITICO that Sarah Palin is not joining the global news network, which — as Parker notes — was recently called “an anti-American terror mouthpiece” on Fox News, where Palin was a contributor.

As National Review Online’s Nathaniel Botwinick notes, it would appear that the Washington Post will believe anything unflattering about Sarah Palin (shocking!). Here’s more from the original piece. It’s fun to know that as you’re reading it, it’s not true but the writer so passionately thought it was and used the satirical piece as a gotcha that in reality wasn’t:

The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.

Fox News and their once-upon-a-time darling Palin recently parted ways after three years. But never fear. Palin has a new media outlet by which to share her commentary.

Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network. Al Jazeera America recently bought Al Gore’s failing Current Media that broadcasts the Current TV channel. Ironically, Fox News recently called Al Jazeera “an anti-American terror mouthpiece.”

Oops! As points out, he WaPo has since issued two corrections – the first correction to the original reporting even needed correcting. And the headline has changed. LOL.

And yet critics call Fox News “faux” ….

Aww: Tina Fey tired of being mistaken for Sarah Palin


Politico reports:

Tina Fey isn’t thrilled that she’s constantly associated with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whom she famously impersonated during the 2008 presidential election. From Rolling Stone:

As the late-middle-aged couple at the table next to us get up, the male half approaches, grinning: “Excuse me, aren’t you Governor Sarah Palin?” It’s so lame that Fey can barely manage a quarter of a fake smile. “Not for, like, three years now,” she says, looking as if she’d like to dive under the table.

The guy has his gag, though, and he’s going to run with it. “I so enjoy watching you on Fox,” he says.

“Thank you, have a nice day,” she replies. As he walks away, she murmurs, “Until the day I die. Until the day I die.”

I don’t feel one bit sorry for Tina Fey on this issue. Considering she’s largely responsible for perpetuating the enduring lie that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house (Palin never said that) – a lie that often gets repeated and largely goes unquestioned by low information voters, keeping in mind how she lapped up the accolades of her Palin “performances” and milked the extra fame that came with it for all it was worth, and how all of it inadvertently helped make her a lifetime household name beyond the people who watch her on 30 Rock and SNL, I hope she gets mistaken for Palin for the rest of her life.

She’s definitely her mother’s daughter


**Posted by Phineas

Bristol Palin writes an open letter to President Obama in the wake of his crying crocodile tears of sympathy for progressive women who get called mean names: “Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.

Three points, nothing but net.

via Charlie Martin

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Palin. Breitbart. Nightstick. Boom.


**Posted by Phineas

Sarah Palin took to the electronic pages of, both to pay tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart and to support Breitbart’s last mission: to “vet the Prez.” In it, she not only praises her friend, but also lambastes the corrupt media he so despised for doing anything but vetting Obama. It’s Palin at her best:

Barack Obama and I both served in political office in states with a serious corruption problem. Though there is a big difference between serving as the CEO of a city, then a state, and regulating domestic energy resources, and being a liberal Community Organizer, bear with me on the comparison. The difference between my record and Barack Obama’s is that I fought the corrupt political machine my entire career (and I have twenty years of scars to prove it) on the local, state, and national level. But Obama didn’t fight the corruption he encountered. He went along with it to advance his career. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the methods of the Chicago political machine from which he emerged.

You would think the media – those watchdogs of the public trust – would be interested in this. But they refused to vet Barack Obama. With tingles up their legs, they shielded him.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t have been shocked that within days after Obama’s election, his close political associate Rod Blagojevich was caught trying to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t be astonished to see all the billion dollar green energy kickbacks going to his campaign cronies as the nation heads towards bankruptcy.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t be surprised that Obama brought these same Chicago “pay-to-play” practices to the White House.

This corruption was entirely predictable. But the mainstream media, who work under our Constitutional right of freedom of the press which our sons and daughters fight in war zones today to protect, dropped the ball and failed America by refusing to vet their chosen candidate.

So, as Breitbart declared in his last CPAC speech, we – the everyday patriotic citizens of the United States – will do the vetting the media refused to do.

Be sure to read the whole thing.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Sarah Palin writes a “love note” to President Obama


3,2,1 …. blast off!

In a nutshell, she’s challenged our celebrity President to a “discussion” – no doubt she’d prefer it to be public!  I’d pay to see that:

I’m sure I missed a few things, but the list is just for starters. Along with millions of others, I’m willing and free to discuss these issues with the President anywhere, anytime; and I’m sure any of the four patriots currently running for the GOP nomination would also welcome the opportunity to talk about the problems everyday Americans face due to the abject failure of our current administration’s policies. The President will dismiss all of these problems by saying, “Well, uh, ‘change isn’t easy.’” But considering that candidate Obama promised to turn back the waters and heal the planet, the American people had at least a reasonable expectation that, at the bare minimum, he wouldn’t bankrupt our country.

This latest ad is quite odd, but also quite telling. It shows that our President sure seems fearful of discussing the economy, energy prices, and all the other problems people need addressed. And intended or not, now that his ad opens up the discussion of Barack Obama’s radical past associations and the radical philosophy that shaped his ideas about his promised “fundamental transformation” of our country, I welcome the media to join ordinary Americans in finally vetting Barack Obama. The media failed to do so in 2008 to the detriment of us all. Maybe this time around they can do their job.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

FLASH: Conservative women STRIKE BACK against #WarOnWomen demagogues


Yesterday while on Twitter, preparing to launch my latest counter-assault on #WarOnWomen “feminists”, I came across a Tweet from a liberal woman who said she had “talked to” some GOP women who were “clearly submissive” on the issue of “War On Women” and that it was too bad that they were “too afraid to speak out.”

I called BS on it, of course, and suggested to her that “submissive” to a liberal feminist means “to not stand alongside my radical sisters on the left while we wage a dishonest campaign against people who disagree with us” – in other words, if you don’t toe the “feminist” line about victim-hood and the “patriarchy”, and accurately push back on the absurd idea that the GOP is waging a “war on women”, then you just can’t think for yourself, you’re subservient, etc. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

This willfully ignorant way of thinking, in a nutshell, is nothing more than dangerous, hateful, mindless feminist groupthink disguised as “insightful commentary.” IT SHOULD BE REJECTED.

As should misogynistic rhetoric. Unless you’re a hypocritical liberal Democrat like Barack Obama, of course. Sarah Palin, on Sean Hannity’s show, absolutely slammed Barack Obama last night for his failure to to practice what he preaches in rejecting Bill Maher’s $1 million:

Sarah Palin made an appearance on Thursday’s Hannity to discuss the million dollar check that Bill Maher — who has made several misogynistic remarks about Palin and others over the course of his career — gave to Barack Obama‘s Super PAC, without comment from President Obama, whom, you’ll recall very recently issued a public condemnation of Rush Limbaugh‘s nasty comments about Sandra Fluke.

Palin shared that she’s never seen President Obama as a “man of valor,” and so isn’t surprised that he has “accepted” this “dirty money” while remaining mum about Maher’s comments.

Video below:

And hot off the presses today, the up and coming conservative She PAC released a powerful video calling this administration out on their “civil discourse” double standards:

Powerful. And absolutely SPOT ON.

And today’s awesome news of the day: Michelle Malkin launches “Twitchy” this week – and promptly announces an ad buy on Rush Limbaugh’s program.

In this manufactured “war”, “feminists” have drawn a line in the sand and dared “submissive” conservative women to cross it. We have.

Game on, witches.