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The Sarah Palins Are Back in Vogue!

I went to the bank yesterday and saw a woman with her hair piled on her head, proudly sporting her glasses. Then I noticed some of the news women on CNN wearing the half-up, half-down style. (I'm a news junkie now and actually excited about politics!!:) Thinking I would give it a try, I dressed up in a suit, put my hair up and got out my glasses (which I never wear in public!!). My sister came over and took some photos and then some of our neighbors came by to see what all the fuss was about. We were all cracking up at the resemblance.









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You do have a remarkable

You do have a remarkable likeness going here.  A fun picture on some levels.

And as you seem to be really into Sarah Palin as a candidate--and as you are a writer--I thought you'd be interested in this list of books that she tried to have banned at one point in her career.  Below, you will find information I pulled from poet Joy Harjo's blog.


I will also list it here for you below:

"The following is a list of books that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tried to get banned when she was mayor of Wasilla. This information is taken from the official minutes of the WasillaLibrary Board. When the librarian refused, then-Mayor Palin tried to get her fired.

As you will note, the list contains works by, among many others, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Stephen King. It also includes the Harry Potter books and Webster’s dictionary. It speaks tithe underlying truths of Governor Palin’s political philosophy, which may or may not be that of the Republican party.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Blubber by Judy Blume
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Christine by Stephen King
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cujo by Stephen King
Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Decameron by Boccaccio
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever by Judy Blume
Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouImpressions edited by Jack Booth
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
It’s Okay if You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
My House by Nikki Giovanni
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
Night Chills by Dean Koontz
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Collective
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Separate Peace by John Knowles
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Bastard by John Jakes
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William ShakespeareThe New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and
Charles Wibbelsman
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth "

Thought this would be of some interest to you.


Jessica Barksdale Inclan www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com

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Well . . . Sarah Palin says she never tried to ban a book, but even if she did, I've been guilty of making some pretty boneheaded decisions in the name of religion.  (Evil, evil Santa Claus!)  And yes, like all the candidates, she probably made some mistakes during her shooting-star political rise.  The reason I am for Sarah Palin is that I believe she will be lead by the Holy Spirit should she be elected Vice President. 

When Jesus was "taken up into heaven" he told his disciples to wait for a gift. "For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." (Acts 1:5 NIV) They thought he was referring to restoring Israel, but once again God's plan is so much bigger than our thinking.  Jesus then told them, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8 NIV)  They were about to get the promise that Jesus spoke to them earlier about in John 14: 16-17 "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--17.the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you."

When I am allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me I find myself doing God-ordained things instead of self-ordained things (I don't do this as well as I should - all of the time:).   It's like the fishes and the loaves that Jesus increased.  When I'm allowing to the Holy Spirit to lead the direction of my days, I am able to do more, be more, say more and love more.  He increases my efforts to follow His leading according to His plan for my life.  Give this a try!  Pray and ask him into your life to lead you and guide you.  If Sarah Palin is doing that (which my convictions about her tell me she is) then she will lead this country into God's provision for it.  God has great plans for America.  Here are more scriptures on the Holy Spirit: http://beta.biblestudytools.com/search/?keyword=holy%20spirit&type=bible&translation=niv

Oh, and separation of church and state?  Ha!  What a joke!  We, all of us, in any position of leadership bring our values, morals, prejudices, hopes, fears, faith, etc. to the table when we lead.  We're all a mess to one degree or another.  No one is qualified to lead.  No one is wise enough, good enough, able enough to be President of the United States.  So my hope lies in the person who will be lead by the Holy Spirit.  God is so much bigger than any of creation has ever grasped.  We use words to describe him like omniscient but we really can't wrap our minds around all that He is.  He (God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit) are the only One who can rescue us and our country.  It may look like everything is falling apart around us, but His master plan is the same as when He created us.  He has everything fully under His control.  We can only succeed when we align ourselves with His plan.  And to do that we need the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 3:10-31
10.As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
11.there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12.All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
13."Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips."
14."Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."
15."Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16.ruin and misery mark their ways,
17.and the way of peace they do not know."
18."There is no fear of God before their eyes."
19.Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
20.Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
21.But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
22.This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,
23.for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24.and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25.God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
26.he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
27.Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
28.For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
29.Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
30.since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
31.Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. 

So, Holy Spirit for President!!  Or the person who is willing to follow Him.

Aren't you glad I put in my two cents worth?  J 

Blessing to you all!!!  Blessings to America!!!