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North Carolina Panda Press release

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2007

Press Release

Asheville, NC- On Monday, July 2 FreedomWorks activists, including the ‘stop pandering-Panda’ will be making an appearance outside Congressman Heath Schuler’s Asheville office. The Panda will be joined by 10-20 activists from FreedomWorks’ North Carolina chapter to educate voters on recent votes Congressman Schuler cast to gasoline prices and limit domestic energy production, making America more dependent on foreign sources of energy.

Allen Page, FreedomWorks’ Southeast Director, commented:

“Congressman Schuler is supposed to be Blue Dog Democrat, but for someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative, he’s not taking real life economics into consideration on his energy votes. His recent vote on the Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act helps to limit development of domestic energy sources, thereby increasing gas prices.”

“Limiting domestic production will do nothing to relieve energy costs; in fact it will make them worse. If we want to see gas prices come down we need to increase the supply. Congressman Schuler needs to understand that although his votes satisfied the Hollywood elite, he is raising costs for hardworking North Carolinians at the pump.”

FreedomWorks is a national grassroots organization promoting lower taxes, less government, and more freedom, including 26,000 members in North Carolina .

The FreedomWorks Panda has been seen at many events, most recently at an Al Gore book signing and an AFL-CIO rally by the US Capitol.


The Panda Poses with Al Gore!


Gore Supporter Assaults Panda!

Posted in Activism, Heath Shuler, NC-11 | 4 Comments »

An Open Letter to Linda Chavez and her RINO Friends

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2007

Original Commentary

This is in response to your article published on the Boston Herald website on Saturday, 30 June of 2007.

Our borders are not secure because the President does not want them secure, and Congress is only to happy to oblige, even though legislation, and funding was passed last year to build a fence. It is a crime that the fence has not been built.

Amnesty would see the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens become 20 to 40 million overnight. Every person who crosses the border illegally is guilty of a felony. Every person who hires them is breaking the law, often numerous laws. The government currently gives both classes of criminals a ‘silent amnesty’ by refusing to enforce laws already on the books.

Yes, Linda, Deportation of Illegals is the next logical step, but only after we primary out certain GOP supporters of amnesty. The majority of the deportations will be self-conducted, after we apply pressure to those who hire them. I have already achieved moderate success locally, just by threatening to report the failure to with hold taxes or file 1099s to the IRS as tax evasion. The IRS even has a rewards system in place as an incentive.

Under current law (the Basic Program), Social Security Numbers can be checked for legitimacy. Sure, mistakes are made, as with any government program—show me a government program free from error, and I’ll show you a fantasy.

How do you enforce the law? By allowing law enforcement to do their job, not by locking up Border Patrol Agents and Sheriff’s Deputies for doing their job. You also allow citizens to report, publicize, and shame employers as well. You’d be surprised at what a few photographs of illegal aliens being picked up for temporary work will do for a company, especially if shown to the right people.

An Amnesty to these illegal aliens would have to be preceded by reimbursing the hundreds of thousands of people who have down it legally.

Are you aware of what a person has to go through to become an American Citizen?

Are you aware of the thousands of dollars, the seemingly endless numbers of forms to be filled out, again and again (with hefty processing fees)–even when repeatedly ‘lost’ by the government?


Are you aware of the number of times an applicant must be fingerprinted, subjected to medical exams?


Are you aware that the person cannot work during this process, and that they must be supported by someone making a certain percentage over the average worker in a year’s time?


Are you aware that the applicant must proove that they are not, and will not, be a burden on society?


Are you aware that a simple infraction of the law will send this person’s efforts down the toilet?


Linda Chavez (and all your friends, too), In My Opinion, you are full of crap of the most disgusting odor.

It is the proponents of Amnesty who will pay in 2008, not the opponents.

Here are a few links to supply you with plenty of evidence to the contrary to your beliefs:

Thunder Pig, Defender of the U.S. Constituion

Many of these websites also link to excellent resources to expose the Danger that is Illegal Immigration:

ALIPAC
FAIR
MInuteman Civil Defense Corps
Numbers USA
You Don’t Speak For Me
NC Listen
VDARE
US Patriot Companies
Basic Pilot Program
We Hire Aliens
FIRE Coalition
United for a Sovereign America
IllegalAliens.us
Freedom Folks
Blogs For Borders
Diggers’s Realm
American Patrol
Anti-Illegal Events Calender
Desert Visions
The Dustin Inman Society
How to Report an Illegal Alien

There are literally thousands more out there just like these websites, and there are more everyday. There is a revolutionary atmosphere growing in the country, out here in the redstates. Be careful that you heed our words, and enforce the laws already passed.

Posted in 2008, Activism, america, Amnesty, commenatry, GOP, illegal aliens | Leave a Comment »

Leftist Intolerance at Universities

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2007

The University experience has become more about enforcing ideological purity than about teaching students to think clearly and independently.

Source: Al Fin

As a frequent visitor on College Campi, I can attest to that statement. As just one example, I am constantly surprised at the number of students in the pure sciences who are ignorant of the Scientific Method, something I learned in High School. These kids are totally unable to design experiments to test hypotheses.
They are, however, fully versed in “multi-culturalism” (Cultural Marxism). They all “know” that humans cause Global Warming, and a million other useless things.

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Death by Talk Radio: the Amnesty Bill by John Armor

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2007

Guest Commentary

Death by Talk Radio: the Amnesty Bill

[BB Even 554, 30 June 2007, 738 words]

I’ve done a lot of talk radio beginning with Chuck Boyles on WBAL in Baltimore in 1968. It’s a challenging form of communication. You don’t know what’s coming, yet you must be ready for it. It is true that talk radio killed the amnesty bill in the Senate, for the second and final time, last week.

The first surprise of talk radio is how fast it is. Like the internet, it is viral. An idea (an infection) begins at one point, but within 24 hours it is everywhere. The other, equally important surprise, is that ideas can come from ordinary people. In all other media except talk radio and the internet, the “leading” ideas are proposed by people in
the know, people in suits. Ideas might or might not succeed — consider the iPod as the example du jour — but they come from the suits.

Talking about suits, empty or otherwise, brings us to the US Senate. Not only did the Senate strike a backroom deal on the “illegal immigration” bill, they told the world they’d done such a deal, before they dropped the bill in the hopper. Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced it directly on the floor — no committee hearings, no testimony, no reviews in the press. Just stick it in and tell the whole Senate they must pass it because “the President, and bipartisan Senate
leaders support it.”

I’ve dealt with Senators over the years. Most of them become supremely arrogant by the time they are a few years into their second term.
There are exceptions, and I respect all of them deeply, but that’s the general pattern. And the one thing that arrogant people have greatest difficulty recognizing is their own arrogance.

(To my sainted mother and all the members of my family by blood and marriage I say, yes, I know, I’ve been guilty of that myself on occasion. “But I got betta,” as the Monty Python line says. Can I get back to the story about the Senate, now?)

The arrogance of the Senate was bipartisan and towering. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said that “talk radio was a problem,” that needed to be solved. James Inhofe, R-Ok., said he overheard Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., talking about reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine to get control of talk radio. Both Clinton and Feinstein later denied the conversation had taken place, but their careers demonstrate that neither takes kindly to criticism.

George Voinovich, R-Oh., actually said he felt “intimidated” by citizen reactions engendered by talk radio. Helloooo. Anyone who feels intimidated by groups of citizens should be in a different line of work than politics.

The misnamed Center for American Progress, run by Bill Clinton’s former Chief of Staff, staffed with Clintonistas and funded by George Soros, among others, issued a report that concluded that talk radio was badly skewed to the right. The report was biased on its facts and in its conclusions. It rejected market demand as an explanation of success in talk radio.

In the last 10 days, I’ve been invited on the air with about a dozen hosts to discuss the danger to talk radio if the government gets back into the business of telling them the content they can broadcast. I was on as an authority on the First Amendment, not talk radio.

To all I said the key to the situation was understood by Thomas Jefferson, two centuries ago. On freedom of the press, he wrote about “the marketplace of ideas.” Jefferson recognized that concepts, as well as goods and services, are put out in public, and those which are well-received, prosper. The others do not.

It fascinated me that my one interview with a “liberal” host, on a station in New York City, went along the same lines. I’d expected her to be loaded for bear, and to attack the idea that talk radio is, and should be, market-driven. To my surprise, that is exactly what she and her listeners thought.

There is a real, but not immediate, risk to talk radio. If someone is elected President who thinks talk radio should be controlled, that President can appoint a majority on the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC can, with the stroke of a pen, reinstall the Fairness Doctrine to replace the Free Speech Doctrine. And if so, only the Supreme Court can likely save talk radio from being told what to broadcast. But those are stories for another day.

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About the Author: John Armor practiced in the US Supreme Court for 33
years. John_Armor@aya.yale.edu He lives in the 11th District of North
Carolina.

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