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Monday, August 30, 2010

Governor Palin Praying at Restoring Honor Rally

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Some wonderful people are sharing some great pictures with me from the Restoring Honor Rally.

I received the first picture below with the message that follows:
Picture reportedly taken by Beck's photographer

A commenter on SPN posted that Glenn Beck states that Governor Palin had been praying for 10 minutes when this photo was taken.

This second picture came just a few minutes later with the message that follows:

I thought you may enjoy this. I did a bit of converging two pictures to make this.

Thank God for leaders who will humble themselves and pray. As 2 Chronicles 7:14 says:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(h/t Kenton and Doc)

Palin Discusses Defict, Honor Rally, Iraq on Fox Business

Gov. Palin on Fox Business Network, Part I retrieved from PalinTV

Gov. Palin on Fox Business Network, Part II retrieved from PalinTV

Governor Palin Talks about job creation, the growing Obama deficit, Restoring Honor Rally, and Iraq on the Fox Business Network.

Governor Palin and Amazing Grace

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Picture posted online here.

The above picture of Governor Palin was sent to me with the following words:

Sarah Palin wiping a tear during the dramatic bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace accompanied by Gospel choir: "8/28 Restoring Honor Rally" at The Lincoln Memorial

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally brought hundreds of thousands of patriots to the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. It was not a political event; it was an American event. Many say it was more like a "revival" with a clear message that America needs to return to faith, to God, to the honor that is the fabric of our very existence. It certainly had a clear spiritual message--one of dependence on God, unity, and hope. And our troops received the respect and recognition they so deserve.

How appropriate the song "Amazing Grace," for we are what we are by the grace of God, and we are in desperate need of His continued grace to get where we must go.

God bless America, and, more importantly, America bless God.

(h/t Kenton)

Remember the storms of conflict

It's so dismaying to see the dismal level of American history being taught within our government-supported education system. I remember my teenage daughter telling me that her 8th grade teacher told her that Lincoln was a hypocrite because his family members were slaveholders. When I challenged her, she only relented by suggesting that maybe she misunderstood him. In my mind, the lesson was clear. How could a teacher ever impart such an impression on a child that they would repeat it 3 years later?

With such a rich history of independence and liberty, what shall become of our present when its history is written? Our country's defining moments are usually cast within the storms of conflict that we have ample examples to share: The American Revolution, The Constitutional Convention, The Civil War, etc. Notice my use of a capitalized "The". It introduces a moment in history that is significant in its relevance to mankind. There are others that are noteworthy: The Magna Carta, The Napoleonic Wars, The Age of Enlightenment.

Indeed, what shall become of our present? How will it be remembered in history? Will it be remembered at all, or will it merely become a footnote in history, not commanding a place among "The"? If we had to define today's emergence of conservatism and the tea parties, how would we do it? Would it be "a political movement", "a short-lived protest" or "The Awakening of Americanism"? Will we define its leaders as "right-wing talk-show hosts", "fringe elements of the Republican Party", or "The Sarah Palin Phenomenon"?

After all is said and done, will this period of time command a place in history as a defining moment and qualify as a "The"?

Only time will tell us how history will treat this moment. The beginning of the story could be November 2, 2010. How would you define this moment? History just might remember your characterization.

Cross-posted on Generational Dysfunction

Grimm is the "People's Candidate"

In this mailing sent today, GOP candidate Michael Grimm delineates his continued efforts in fighting the proposed mosque to be located two blocks north of the WTC site, the roll-out of a new website and the chance to be featured on that site.

Grimm is running for New York’s 13th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He is campaigning against Michael Allegretti for the GOP nomination in the September 14th primary. The nominee runs against Congressman McMahon. Governor Palin endorsed Grimm on July 28, 2010. US for Palin Publisher, Ron Devito is campaigning for Grimm walking door-to-door in the 60th Election District.


Dear Friend,

Welcome to this week's email blast where you can keep track of Michael Grimm's Congressional Campaign in NY-13. Find out about exciting developments, get updates, and follow the campaign all at once!

Grimm is the "People's Candidate"
  • Human Events, a leading Conservative publication, recognized Michael Grimm as the People’s Candidate in their article “NY-13 Candidate Shakes Up the Establishment.” Read the article here.
  • Michael Grimm makes another appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Fox News calling for the investigation of the funding behind the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. Watch the video here.
  • Michael Grimm stands true to his values and those of the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn at the Ground Zero Mosque Protest.
  • Team Grimm has rolled out a new website! The website includes new photos, new content and many other unique features. Would you like to be a featured contributor on Michael Grimm’s new website? Or maybe you want to tell the people of NY-13 why you support Michael Grimm's candidacy? Please go to the website and share with Team Grimm why you believe Michael Grimm is really the "People's Candidate" in NY-13!
  • Mailers have been distributed to the residents of NY-13 outlining Michael Grimm’s concrete plans to turn our district around proving that Michael Grimm is the only candidate in this race with real ideas rather than the pretentious political rhetoric of his opponents.
  • Michael Grimm continues to meet hundreds of district residents by attending their neighborhood block parties and going door to door on Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Look out for new and exciting developments this week as we approach the Primary Election, which is only 2 weeks away on Tuesday, September 14th.

We thank you so much for your support.

Team Grimm
Michael Grimm is a Marine Combat Veteran of the Persian Gulf, former FBI undercover agent and a small businessman running for Congress in New York's 13th District.

For more information about his campaign or to donate, please go to www.GrimmforCongress.com.

You can also follow @Grimm4Congress on and

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Providential Connections

My California Connection

Aside from being a principal PalinVersary, August 29 was also 30 years to the day that I completed a transcontinental train trip to Los Angeles with my uncle William E. Thomas. We would spend 10 days there, then return to my home in Flushing, NY. I got to see our beautiful country during that trip on the Lake Shore Limited from the forests of upstate New York; to the cornfields of Ohio; the steel mills of Indiana. Until the mid 1980s, the Lake Shore Limited departed Grand Central. At Chicago, we boarded the Southwest Chief ("Southwest Limited"); I remember very briefly sleeping in Missouri, then waking up in Kansas and seeing the Rockies even though they were four hours away; traveling through the Rockies, then the buttes of New Mexico and red plains of Arizona. When I woke up the morning of the 29th from a few hours sleep, California's palm trees were out the train window.

I still remember that trip to California like it happened yesterday. And from that time forward, my urge was always to go west, just like our ancestors did so long ago. My return to New York fell out on September 11, 1980 - 21 years before Al Qaeda's atrocrities. 1980 was the year that the disgraceful Carter administration came to its close as Ronald Reagan was elected. Even at the ripe old age of 11, if I could have voted it would have been for Reagan. Twenty eight years later to the day I walked on the streets of Los Angeles as a pre-pubescent child, John McCain gave us Gov. Sarah Palin, whose grandparents lived in North Hollywood, the same town where my uncle and I stayed with his mother. As she revealed in her October 4, 2008 rally speech at Carson City, California, Gov. Palin's father, Chuck Heath was born in Los Angeles. Chuck Heath's father was a sports photographer covering boxing and wrestling matches of the era and his mother a school teacher.

Restoring Honor - and Rebirth

A few people took issue with the Restoring Honor Rally being held on the same anniversary as Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. As it turned out, the connection was Providential and apropos. During the rally, some 250 miles to the northeast, 16 swamp white oaks were planted at the WTC memorial, a living sign of renewal and rebirth, while One WTC is now at the 36th Fl. level.

The Polish Connection

After getting my own PalinVersary article to press and Missy Stewart's, I walked to nearby Snug Harbor with my wife to a Polish festival. As the music and announcements blared, being the chow hound that I am, I went straight to work on the Kielbasa, Pierogies, and stuffed cabbage, all washed down with a pint of Zywiec beer. During the festival, I saw Adrienne had posted, so I did my post-publication routine via the iPhone.

Quiet Hero

While drinking my pint, I heard the name "Rita Cosby" and a book she was promoting. I paid little mind at first, as the announcement was at a low volume. But I heard some key words. "Hero." Some more noise. "McCain." My interest piqued. I walked to the table. Quiet Hero is about Rita Cosby's father who fought the National Socialist Worker's Party of Germany (most commonly known as "Nazis") and was held as a POW. He kept his story bottled up inside him. Rita - a journalist - got him to tell his story. Senator McCain - the man who brought Gov. Palin to the world stage just two years earlier - had endorsed Rita's book. So did Dr. Henry Kissinger, who Gov. Palin met with in her 2008 New York City trip. Rita signed and personalized my copy of Quiet Hero.

Are all these juxtapositions coincidental? Like Gov. Palin, I don't believe in coincidences. Things happen for a reason. Going West. Ronald Reagan. Sarah Palin. Heroes. Dreams. Resurrection and rebirth. And on the celebration of a PalinVersary - more heroes and more - Providential Connections.