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Ron Paul Supporters and Anti-American War Protesters Booed at Rose Bowl Parade

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 2, 2008

Dozens of anti-war protesters led by “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading “Impeachment is Patriotic.”

After the procession’s last float inched out to start along the parade’s 5 1/2-mile route, a group of more than 100 anti-war protesters marched behind it, including Sheehan. Parade watchers sitting in the grandstand booed and yelled at the protesters.

Source: Gateway Pundit

There are more photos, and links to Flickr accounts in the post.

Say Anything had this to say:

It’s worth noting that Cindy was never much more than a useful idiot for mainstream Democrats (and their mouthpieces in the media). When she was busy harping on President Bush they were quick to paint a picture of her as a grieving mother and citizen who had absolute moral authority on the war and wanted answers from her President. But now that Cindy has turned her criticism on the Democrats themselves, they’ve been quick to turn on her.

And Jamie Wearing Fool had this:

Two groups were protesting at the parade. Dozens of anti-war protesters led by “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading “Impeachment is Patriotic.” The protesters were booed by parade watchers sitting in the grandstand.

And Michelle Malkin has more coverage.

It warms the very cockles of my heart that people are starting to gives these anti-Americas a well-deserved showing of disrespect.

And, as a last shot aimed at the haters of America and Western Civilization, Redstate has an article updating us on the situation in Iraq, coplete with graphs, one of which I have swiped to entice you ti read the rest at Redsate.

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Zogby Tracking Poll for Iowa

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 2, 2008

First, the GOP Numbers:

  • Huckabee……….28% (30)
  • Romney………….28% (26)
  • McCain……………12% (12)
  • Thompson……….12% (10)
  • Paul…………………9% (7)
  • Julie Annie……….7% (8)

Schmuckerbee continues his slide, and Romney might actually crest above him by tomorrow night. Fred may finish above McCain. The most satisfying numbers are those of Julie Annie, who changed his mind about skipping Iowa. It looks like Ron Paul will finish 5th in Iowa.

These numbers show three tiers of GOP Candidates: the 1st tier of Huckabee and Romney; a 2nd tier of McCain and Thompson; and a 3rd tier of Paul and Julie Annie.
And nearly 300 other candidates below that tier.

That is not including people like this guy, who lives about 4 miles from my house. (I really should get out and see if he’ll let me interview him and place the video on You Tube). I have attached a photo of his book at the bottom of this post. It is mildly NSFW.

Now the Dems:

  • Clinton……. 28% (30)
  • Obama………28% (26)
  • Edwards…….26%(25)
  • Richardson….7% (5)
  • Biden………….4%
  • Dodd…………..1%
  • Kucinich……..1%

The Dem numbers show a statistical dead heat for ist, then all the rest. Due to the Democratic Caucus Rules, the candidates who finish below 15% won’t count, and their votes will be shopped to their second choice of one of the more viable candidates.

I wish the GOP had that rule, so the fringe candidates below 15% couldn’t claim any type of “victory.” Also, I bet the Pauleroids would whine about that rule, too.

You can read the poll results at Reuters.

I am also reading several Ron Paul Forums for some nuggets on the dropping of fringe candidates from the televised debates.

Among my favorites are “Boycott Fox News!” when I’ll just bet you that most of them don’t even watch Fox to begin with!

The bad thing about trying a boycott is that if it doesn’t make itself really felt by the target…you lose any credibility as a threat to their business, and the target can safely ignore you in the future.


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Snow Blanket

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 2, 2008

We received about 2 inches of snow in my neighborhood last night, and it continues to flurry. Here is a photo I shot after it got light outside.

Check the National Weather Service for updates and forecasts.

I maintain a weather page that I activate when “weather events” are forecast to occur, or when I have some extra time.

I’d advise you to stay off the road until at least 10am or so so the road crews will have a chance to clear the secondary roads, and most of the idiots will be off the road by then, either in the ditch, or arrived at their “super-important jobs they are willing to risk life-and-limb to get to” already.
I ain’t going nowhere today!

Oh, and I have updated West Carolina Report for today.

**update** 8.52am

I’ve taken a couple more photos as a snow shower moved northeast of me into Jackson County. Pumpkin Town is probably gonna get hammered by this one! (My grandparents live there, about two and a half air miles away (12 by vehicle!), and nearly 6 inches in their cove.)


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A Plan To Kill Everyone by Michael Totten

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 2, 2008


That has pretty much been my motto from my drug interdiction days, and has saved my behind more than once.

From Michael Totten:

“Do you have plates in that Kevlar?” one Marine sergeant said to me as I donned my body armor on our way into the city. He was referring to steel SAPI plates that fit inside Kevlar vests that can stop even a sniper round.

“No,” I said, and I didn’t care. The odds that I, personally, would be the first person shot in Fallujah for months were microscopic.

“Look,” he said. “You are not gonna get shot. But you should still carry some plates.”

One lieutenant forced me to wear Marine-issue body armor – which weighs almost 80 pounds – before he would let me go out on patrol with him. I felt like Godzilla lumbering around with all the extra bulk and weight, and I didn’t really feel safer. Running while carrying those extra pounds all of a sudden wasn’t much of an option. Sacrificing most of my speed and agility to make myself a little more bullet-proof might not be worth it. But perhaps that’s just what I told myself so I could justify wearing lighter and more comfortable armor. It’s hard to say. What I do know for certain is that Fallujah at the end of 2007 was neither scary nor stressful. No one can go there right now without feeling what is perhaps a dangerous sense of complacency.

But complacency kills. The Marines are reminded of this fact every day, as was I when I traveled and worked with them.

The day I arrived at India Company’s Forward Operating Base, which had been converted from an old train station, all the Marines had to attend readiness training classes designed to offset complacency.

“Too many Marines are getting complacent and lax,” Captain Glenn said. “Complacency is as potentially deadly as an IED at this point.”

Source: Michael Totten

While you are on the website, donate a little if you can afford to do so. You would be surprised to know how many people just kick in $5 or $10 periodically. I am one of them.

Remember all the bad press about Fallujah when it looked like we might be in trouble there. Now that things are much better, you don’t hear much about it.

I also remember Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry “Surrendercrat” Reid declaring the war lost, and victory hopelss. The same with the “Traitor of Johnstown” Congressman Jack Murtha.

Always remember that these people put politics, and their hatred for President George W. Bush above politics, and our service men and women. Never forget that for a second.

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