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Archive for October 5th, 2007

VIDEO–The Spirit of the American Revolution

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Posted in Conservatism, Political Thinkers, video | 1 Comment »

VIDEO–Anti-Abortion Protesters Arrested at AB-Tech

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Part One

Asheville Citizen Times

Topix Thread

Posted in Abortion, Activism, Conservatism | Leave a Comment »

Fred Smith BBQ in Buncombe County Oct 11th

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Buncombe County BBQ

Date: 2007-10-11

• Meet Fred Smith, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Valley Springs Middle School, 224 Long Shoals Road, Arden 28704

Candidate Website
Contact Info:
Link to Google Map

I can’t go due to a previous engagement in Swain County. I look forward to seeing the photos from others who can attend.

Posted in 2008, Buncombe County, NC Governor | Leave a Comment »

Are You a Democrat, Republican, or a Southerner?

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Here is a little test that will help you decide.

The answer can be found by posing the following question:

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.
Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.

You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot.
You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.

What do you do?

Click Here to Find Out.

Hat Tip: FReeper Friday Silliness Thread.

BTW… I tested out as a Southerner, and even own the firearm in question!

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QUIZ–Who Is Your Candidate?

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

I heard this yesterday on the Glenn Beck Program, and got a kick out of Governor Mike Huckabee, who took the quiz on air with Glenn, and came up with Romney…which is perhaps indicative of the utility of this quiz…

Your Top Match

You planned to vote for Fred Thompson. Based on your responses, your top candidate for 2008 is below.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R)
89.51% match

Your Other Top Matches were:

California Representative Duncan Hunter (R) – 86.42%
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) – 83.95%
Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo (R) – 81.48%

All Fine Choices!!!

Here are how the rest stacked up:

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) – 80.25%
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (R) – 74.07%
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) – 74.07%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) – 65.43%
Texas Representative Ron Paul (R) – 56.79%
Businessman John Cox (R) – 53.09%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) – 33.33%
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) – 33.33%
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) – 28.40%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) – 28.40%
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) – 25.93%
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) – 25.93%
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D) – 8.64%
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) – 8.02%

Take the quiz yourself.

Posted in 2008 | 2 Comments »

The SCHIP Veto

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Ronald Reagan

That is one reason why the SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) (THOMAS) has been vetoed by President George W. Bush.

That, and that no one should be considered a child at 25 years old, and this gross expansion of the SCHIP Program would have us paying for the health care of the children of illegal aliens.

How Your Local Elected Critters Voted:

House Members

NC-05 Virginia Foxx (R) Against Passage
NC-10 Patrick McHenry (R) Against Passage
NC-11 Heath Shuler (D) For Passage

NC Senators
Richard Burr (R) Against
Elizabeth Dole (R) Against

The President stated it best on why he vetoed the bill:

This bill would shift SCHIP away from its original purpose and turn it into a program that would cover children from some families of four earning almost $83,000 a year. In addition, under this bill, government coverage would displace private health insurance for many children. If this bill were enacted, one out of every three children moving onto government coverage would be moving from private coverage. The bill also does not fully fund all its new spending, obscuring the true cost of the bill’s expansion of SCHIP, and it raises taxes on working Americans.

Because the Congress has chosen to send me a bill that moves our health care system in the wrong direction, I must veto it. I hope we can now work together to produce a good bill that puts poorer children first, that moves adults out of a program meant for children, and that does not abandon the bipartisan tradition that marked the enactment of SCHIP. Our goal should be to move children who have no health insurance to private coverage, not to move children who already have private health insurance to government coverage.

Source: White House

Posted in 110th Congress, Heath Shuler, Patrick McHenry, Senator Liddy Dole, Senator Richard Burr | Leave a Comment »