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Archive for September 25th, 2007

Massive Redesign of Thunder Pig Coming

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 25, 2007

Your voices have been heard load and clear, West of the Balsam Readers!!!

I fully admit to having abandoned load-time for “pretty pictures and shiny objects.”

My recent access to a Giga-bits per second connection from a secure location has blinded me to the needs of my Primary Audience…the people from West of the Balsams.

From home, I have access to the intertubes via a “56k line” that seems to average right about 40k or so, with swings from 22k to 45k depending on how many clouds are in the sky, birds on the wire, and Floridiots lost in my driveway.

I test loaded Thunder Pig from home last night, and was shocked. My blog took 13 minutes 42 seconds to fully load, although posts were readable nearly 8 minutes into the loading…a full minute behind the local paper.

I apologize, and will work on correcting that grave error.

I’ll work on stripping the time-consuming photos and graphics from my sidebar on Friday, and be ready for a leaner, meaner, relaunch on Saturday with Thunder Pig 3.0.

Posted in Correction, navel-gazing | 4 Comments »

Question: How Do You Define Terrorist?

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 25, 2007

I am a firm believer that questions can reveal more about the Questioner than the Answerer, so I was intrigued by the question from a Commenter that I have appropriated for the title of my post for today.

MY off-the-cuff definition is: One who uses terror to further an agenda.

My 10th Ed. of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says:

One who systematically uses terror as a means of coercion.

The context of my use of terrorist was in relation to the Freedom’s Watch advertisement in this post.

I sincerely hope my inquisitor was not hoping to roll out the dead phrase: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” because that dead phrase is a lie. I’ve heard that from pseudo-intellectuals on college campuses (campi) for 20 years, and read of it being used since the 60’s.

The parrot often tries to aver that our first President, George Washington was a terrorist, and a freedom fighter. George Washington did not, by action (or mission of action) directly target civilians to be killed as a tactic in our first War of Independence.

The sixth President of The Islamic Republic of Iran is a terrorist. He is a primary funder of Terrorist Groups such as Hizbullah and Hamas. He has sent funds, weapons and men to support terrorist groups in Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Eqypt, Jordan, and other countries. This man was a participant in the 1979 Revolution in Iran that President Jimmy Carter set in motion that brought The Ayatollah Khomeini into power.

I thank God that we have a President named George W. Bush to oppose this man, and others like him. I only hope he can foster another Iranian Revolution to oust these evil mullahs behind Ahmadinejad, or if that fails…take military action to hurt their nuclear program, and take out other targets of opportunity.

I am also confident that President Hillary Clinton will follow in George W. Busah’s footsteps in addressing these evils.

Posted in anti-American protesters, Counter Jihad, jihad, Progressives | 2 Comments »