Saturday, December 18, 2010

Over 500 Show Up For Sarah Palin's "America By Heart" Book Signing At Dimond Costco In Anchorage, Alaska Despite Single-Digit Temperatures

A crowd roughly estimated at somewhat over 500 people showed up at the Dimond Blvd. Costco Warehouse in Anchorage, Alaska on December 18th, 2010 to get their copies of "America By Heart" autographed and to even get a picture of Sarah Palin herself. Accompanying her was her husband Todd and their youngest daughter Piper.

The most detailed report was published by Alaska Dispatch, whose reporter actually got in line and braved the elements. Shorter reports were published by the Anchorage Daily News and KTUU Channel 2. There's also a brief post on Conservatives4Palin. As always, this post combines and summarizes the highlights of all the stories.

-- Anchorage Daily News gallery of 14 photos available HERE.

Even through Costco deployed portable toilets outside the night before, subzero cold was enough to keep even Alaskans away. People didn't start forming up until 6 A.M. By 9 A.M., 200 people were in line. The store was prepared to give out paper wrist bands to 1,000 customers, assuring the first 500 they would see Palin. The next 500 had no guarantee, but not nearly that many people showed up. So it is reasonable to estimate that over 500 showed up, but considerably less than the 1,000 expected.

No significant disturbances broke out, although security ejected at least two people. One was a woman wearing a "Worst Governor Ever" shirt, and the other was a known anti-Palin blogger spotted by Todd Palin. Alaska Dispatch confirmed the blogger to be Jesse Lee Griffin, who edits The Immoral Minority. Griffin posted about the encounter, and said things were going well until he told Todd his name. Then Todd's face darkened, he whispered something in Sarah's ear, and Sarah allegedly told Griffin "Oh, you are the one who is trying to destroy my children!" Griffin was then escorted out of the place, sans autograph.

One other unexpected glitch: The Alaska Dispatch reporter, Eric Christopher Adams, said that his standard Gold Card Membership was not enough to get him in the door to get a Palin autograph, even though he met all the other criteria. Only those who held the more expensive Executive Membership card could enter. But a Costco supervisor said all would be forgiven, and line privileges returned in exchange for providing a one-time $50 membership fee (presumably to upgrade to Executive Membership). This is a distinction of which I was unaware and I don't believe Costco published in advance. Considering that fewer people than expected showed up, it was not a good business decision by Costco.

Mudflats continues to publish a chapter-by chapter analysis of "America By Heart", but be advised the Mudflats review is significantly anti-Palin. All the Mudflats reviews are available via this tag, except for Chapter 2, which Jeanne Devon forgot to tag.

Reaction: As expected, the anklebiters have mobbed the ADN comment boards; PDS rages almost unchecked. But there are a few intrepid defenders of Sarah Palin:

richardscommonsense Today 07:11 PM:
If anyone has any doubt whatsoever that hate is a liberal the comments on here concerning Sarah Palin . Liberals not only have zero tolerance for anyone they disagree with .....the feel the need to attack that person personally . If you don't want Sarah's book...don't buy it ! To say you'll never shop Costco again because they allowed those that wanted it to buy it and get it signed at their store is pathetic. When one reads the hatefull comments towards Palin and those that dare write a comment supporting her...its clear that these people have one or more things going on: they have ulterior motives concerning future elections and / or they have personal issues such as low self esteem and jealousy . There is absolutly nothing Sarah Palin has done so wrong to deserve this level of hate. Nothing.

Falaskan 47 minutes ago in reply to ohok100:
and "putting herself under the public microscope" means she deserves to be hated like she is? Besides the fact that she probably will always be the hottest governor ever, I am not a big fan, but the level of hate that compete strangers spew about her daily is absurd to say the least. There is nothing anyone could do, except perhaps ppl like Bin Ladin, that should deserve such hate. It doesn't really make sense to me. I think the reason the media knocks her so much is because they either hate her for her values, or they want her to be the Republican nominee so Obama gets an easy second term.

Adam Wood 40 minutes ago in reply to ghhugh:
Just exactly how many books have you written? And how many signings of your own book have you attended?

And while you're busy trying to grasp for that answer, please tell us all what terms your publisher set out for your book signings: the where, the when, who would fund what, and from whence the books were allowed to be brought.

Get back to us when you've actually been there.


  1. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Free speech is not the liberty to criticize politically correct topics. Who would lose if profanity were outlawed? Screw the "holocaust". Do the jews control America? Let's talk about this. One, two, three.... begin.
    So far, no one has come forth to explain to me how one can feel white and think white while attending a bedlam nigger rock/hip-hop/rap-crap/drug concert. I don't care if the words are "back to Afrika nigger" the 'music' is still jungle. When was the last time you heard words to Mozart or Grieg? Words are the essence of poetry but not of music and so what I hear as 'white power music' still sounds nigger to me. How about a nigger waltz? "I was dancing... with my nigger... to the Hilla... ry waltz..."
    More 'safety' features are acomin' onyer 4-wheeled beast. That's more $$$. For what? Why should idiots be protected from their own folly? The more safety features which are added, the more reckless are the a-holes which drive them. Why not outfit autos as per the Mandrake the Magician comic strip. Sensors monitoring your driving -- all connected to 6 pounds of dynamite under the seat. Run a red light - boom! Exceed the speed limit -- boom! Pass a stopped school bus -- boom! Cross a double line -- boom! Wanna bet people would drive with care and caution? Then again, a recording tape might be all that is necessary. Bring it in every 2 months to renew your license. If no bad marks, then the license is renewed and you are given a $100 bill. A bad mark -- instant execution via being dropped into a gigantic garbage disposal unit at the D.M.V.
    The Arab countries have great ways dealing with thieves and druggies. Off with the offending part -- hands or head. In the case of rape, they make an exception. Off with the head. (I personally favor having his gonads lassoed and then using the same rope, hung from a branch. Onlookers could then use him for dart practice. The one tossing the last dart, before he died, would be given a years pay.) "But no," said my police Captain friend, "that's too cruel." I told him that if all viewed the problem as he did, then we'd have to live with crime running wild. Bribes, education, "understanding", and all of that is pure unadulterated cat crap. NOTHING teaches lessons better than PAIN. Laws are worthless unless people have the power to punish. Teachers used to be able to punish but that privilege was removed. Now they cannot control a classroom. Dad has had his parental authority cut out from under him and what remains is only a motel atmosphere where related people say hello once in a while.

    I remember Mr. Randall, a teacher who took a job at a black zoo, miscalled a school. John was built like smiling Arnold and he always introduced himself to new classes in the same way. When all were focused on him, he'd say, "I am a nice guy except when someone yanks my chain." He'd then smash his fist into his desk, nearly to the point of breaking the wood, and then pick up a horse shoe and forcefully bend it. With raised voice, "I don't think anyone here would really like to see me when I am pissed off!" Needless to say, John never had a discipline problem and when the word got around, a bevy of cackling hens was sent down from Albany to witness his "secret". The next day, when asked, an ugly crow responded with alarm, "He's an intolerant lunatic who should be removed immediately!" You see, the feminine attitude has nothing to do with what works. It's all about everything being run like a happy, happy, birthday party -- with tea and biscuits, of course.

  2. The Bankers Manifesto of 1892
    Revealed by US Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. from Minnesota before the US Congress sometime during his term of office between the years of 1907 and 1917 to warn the citizens.

    "We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance. The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them.

    At the coming Omaha Convention to be held July 4th (1892), our men must attend and direct its movement, or else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome. This at the
    present time would be premature. We are not yet ready for such a crisis. Capital must protect itself in every possible manner through combination ( conspiracy) and legislation.

    The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.

    When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power
    of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.

    History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political

    The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party.

    By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expand their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so
    generously planned and successfully accomplished."

    Revealed by Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. to the U.S. Congress sometime between 1907 and 1917.


    Capital must protect itself in every way, through combination and through legislation. Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of wealth, under control of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an IMPERIALISM of capital to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd. Thus by discrete action we can secure for ourselves what has been generally planned and successfully accomplished.

  3. Overheard at Costco: "Why can't she hawk her books at Barnes & Noble?"

  4. She is a suckers bait(jew).

  5. When did she have time to write a book?????????????

  6. The ‘War on Drugs’ was designed not to work ... for us. It was designed to work for the Banksters.
    Same as Nixon’s ‘War on Cancer’ – it worked for the Medical Mafia, in particular the Genocidal
    Pharmaceutical Industry, not for those who have developed cancer.
    The gov’t acts for our strawman which appears to us that it is we. In order to take back control of our
    lives, we must take control of our strawman. Fortunately, we now know how to do this. Since living souls
    can not ‘pay’ debt (HJR 192 /Order in Council #16), we can now only ‘discharge’ debt. Since all debt is
    created on paper, all debt can be discharged with other pieces of paper. When you take control of your
    strawman you will no longer be held as surety for it and you can discharge its debts with your signature – a
    promise to pay, the same way the banksters do it.
    Banks create credit. It is a mistake to suppose that bank credit is created to any extent by the payment of
    money into the banks. A loan made by a bank is a clear addition to the amount of money in the community.
    – Encyclopædia Britannica, 14th Edition
    The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the
    People vs. The Banks. – Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875
    Our goal is gradually to absorb the wealth