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Archive for August, 2007

West Carolina Report 0831

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 31, 2007

The West Carolina Report for today has been updated, and I have included a National Weather Service Photo of five areas in the Atlantic Basin that have potential for developing Tropical Weather.

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Commentary: A Molehill of a Republican Takeover

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 31, 2007

The roots of modern Conservatism lie in the journey of Friedrich Hayek from his home in a Soviet-occupied, socialist Europe to America, where he helped mid-wife the rebirth of conservatism on this side of the Atlantic.

He, and his mentor, von Mises, preached the sermon of Free Markets to a receptive audience that had suffered so long at the hand of the Socialism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Now, the Libertarians seem intent on destroying the true conservatism they helped in the 1940s and 1950s. The Conservatism that recognizes right off the bat that

…if no supreme ruler exists, wise to form, and potent to enforce, the moral law, there is no sanction to any contract, virtual or even actual, against the will of prevalent power. On that hypothesis, let any set of men be strong enough to set their duties at defiance, and they cease to be duties any longer. We have but one appeal against irresistible power—Si genus humanum et mortalia tenmitis arma, At sperate Deos memores fandi atque nefandi.

Russell Kirk, writing in “The Conservative Mind,” on page 27. The current myth has it that President Ronald Reagan brought the Conservative Christians to the GOP. That is a lie told by people who either do not know history, or would have you ignorant of it. Reagan merely re-awaken a portion of the slumbering Body of Christ, to the horror of secular society, lefties, and the hedonist libertarians.

The current presidential campaign of Texas congressman Ron Paul has attracted insane 9/11 Truthers, and a ready Brigade of online hooligans who are ready to serve their Master by gaming the results of online polls. Locally, there is even a Merry Band of those who hope to forge victory with a “Hippie-Conservative” Coalition to take over the Buncombe County GOP. (It’s okay…I’ll wait until you stop laughing.)

Carl Milsted, the father of this laughable attempt, apparently has no clue as to what conservatism is, and is clueless, if he is serious, on how to takeover a local party full of people diametrically opposed to his core beliefs.

What Mr. Milsted does not realize is that, when threatened, Conservatives do not appease, or run away. We fight. We educate others on how to fight. We multiply, and become stronger than before…so I welcome this juvenile effort of the clueless.

They are about to suffer the coming ClueBat upside their collective heads.

This is just beginning…

Posted in BCGOP, Conservatism, GOP, Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, LP | 2 Comments »

West Carolina Report 0830

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 30, 2007

I have updated my news site, West Carolina Report for today and this post will serve as an Open Thread for that site.

I have also updated WNC Citizens Blog with a post regarding Elaine Lite, which may be commented on over there.

I will be helping a friend move, and will not be able to update me websites during the day today and tomorrow, Arrghh!!!.

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The Truth About Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 30, 2007

Hugh Hewitt had an interesting interview with Major General James E. Simmons, Deputy Commanding General for Support of Multi-National Forces, Iraq yesterday, and here is an excerpt:

HH: And how have conditions changed generally in Iraq, Major General, since the beginning of ’07?

JS: Well, this…here, since we have executed the surge of forces here in Iraq, over the last several weeks, we have seen a significant success in al Anbar, in which the attack rate back in November, or whenever we got here, was somewhere around 70, 75 attacks a day down to five to seven attacks a day out in al Anbar, an area that was considered, you know, one of the most dangerous places in Iraq. The situation in Baghdad continues to improve every day. You see the markets are open, you see the amusement parks open. The zoo is open. People are attending that. We still have some rough areas in Baghdad, and we do see the enemy having some tactical successes there occasionally. We have liberated Baqubah and driven al Qaeda out of Baqubah up into the Diyala River Valley, a significant operation that was done very well by 3-2 Stryker out of Fort Lewis, Washington. So what I see overall is an improving security situation here in Iraq, which then gives the Iraqi people an opportunity to get economics working, get the local government working, and an opportunity for their central government to begin to work better.

HH: Now Major General Simmons, let’s start with Baghdad, and then move out to Diyala and a couple of the other provinces. In Baghdad, you mentioned those rough areas. Are those primarily Sunni areas or Shia areas, and what’s going on to bring them into the general security environment in Baghdad?

JS: Well, generally speaking, they’re along fault lines between where Shia and Sunni neighborhoods exist, East and West Rashid, Dora, Adamiyah, Qatamiyah areas are the ones that are primarily the problem areas. We did see, we have seen some IED events, some recent increase in some IED events in New Baghdad, which is on the east side of the river, which is a predominantly Shia area. But generally speaking, those areas that I mentioned are the fault lines where you have a struggle for control of those neighborhoods between Shia and Sunni. But we have seen the sectarian violence go down here in Baghdad significantly here over the last several weeks, and like today, I think, we had 87 attacks in all of Iraq, which is a significantly low number for Tuesday. That was a 24 hour old reporting, as we looked at it. And this month, so far, thank goodness, our casualties on Coalition forces have continued the downward trend that started last month.

HH: When you mention sectarian violence, General, can you give us some sort of scale in terms of the numbers of killed month to month? Is it down into the teens or the twenties, or is it still up in triple figures?

JS: Generally speaking, whenever you look at a month by month basis, you’re still talking about figures that are in the hundreds across all of Iraq whenever you talk about casualties. You’re not talking about just sectarian violence there. We record all of the indications there that would include criminal activity as well as military activity, whenever you look at it.

Source: Hugh Hewitt

Transcript

Audio Hour Two Hour Three

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VIDEO: Tom Tancredo Press Conference in New Jersey

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 29, 2007

Here are three videos of a Press Conference given by GOP Presidential Candidate Tom Tancredo in Newark, New Jersey. NY Slimes article.

Part One
The Hate-Filled Protesters

Part Two
The Speech

Part Three
Q&A

Commentary

I hold that Conservative Activists should begin countering these anti-American protesters with targeted counter-protests of their activities to (1) give them a taste of their own medicine, (2) raise morale among conservatives, and (3) train for bigger actions against these groups in the future.

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West Carolina Report for 0829

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 29, 2007

I’ve updated my news site, West Carolina Report for today, and will be updating it throughout the day if possible.

Consider this an open thread to discuss any topic or the headlines I’ve posted on WCR since you can’t comment over there.

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270 Million Firearms !!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 28, 2007

Be proud Americans!

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.

U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world’s 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.

About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.

“There is roughly one firearm for every seven people worldwide. Without the United States, though, this drops to about one firearm per 10 people,” it said.

India had the world’s second-largest civilian gun arsenal, with an estimated 46 million firearms outside law enforcement and the military, though this represented just four guns per 100 people there. China, ranked third with 40 million privately held guns, had 3 firearms per 100 people.

Germany, France, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia were next in the ranking of country’s overall civilian gun arsenals.

On a per-capita basis, Yemen had the second most heavily armed citizenry behind the United States, with 61 guns per 100 people, followed by Finland with 56, Switzerland with 46, Iraq with 39 and Serbia with 38.

Continued…

Commentary

WooHoo! And that is the primary reason we are the freest nation on the earth, and will be for quite a while.

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VIDEO: Air Mail for Terrorists

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 28, 2007


I found this over at Mudville.

Moral of the story…don’t be shooting at our guys without keeping the shoe leather warm!

And, another recent video showing footage from a UAV of terrorists shooting mortars at US Forces, then their flight to their safehouse, where they also receive Air Mail.

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Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst 082807

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 28, 2007

The Newark MS-13 Executions: What they didn’t tell you!

100% Preventable! Illegal alien gang banger executes high school kids!
Two year old stomped to death by illegal alien!
Illegal alien pedophiles continue to swarm over our unprotected borders!

GBU: Elvira continues to threaten America from Mexico!

Illinois Minutemen denied first amendment rights due to “conflicting viewpoints!”

Vote for us in the Blogger’s Choice Awards…(click on image)

Michelle Malkin puts out a call for patriots to contact their state
attorney general and demand an end to sanctuary cities…here.

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Who Says Lefties Aren’t Commies?

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 27, 2007

I found this thread on Daily Kos as the Kos Kidz discuss Marx, and how it is wise to discuss his theories without giving proper attribution to him on account of the polarized politics.

He is a great economic & social historian, (8+ / 0-)

from whom much is to be learned; although as an economic theorist — in the sense that he prescribes an idealized system — I downgrade him. That is of course no denigration, since I downgrade most economic theorists of whatever political stripe — excepting only the odd couple of Adam Smith and Keynes.

The problem with espousing Marx, unfortunately, is that it is political poison in today’s polarized atmosphere. He should be studied for the enormous lessons he can teach us — paradoxically, he must at the same time be kept under wraps. My experience is that much of his doctrine would play with great popularity, if only it be not identified as his.

“The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.”

by magnetics on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 04:04:25 PM PDT

Hat Tip: LGF

Posted in Communism, daily kos, Progressives | 4 Comments »