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Another One Bites The Dust…Kucinich Out

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

The Democrat Ron Paul is out.

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The Definition of Rebate

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Troy LaPlante has a good point:

Rebate
Pronunciation: \ˈrē-ˌbāt\
Function: noun
Date: 1656
Definition: a return of a part of a payment

To rebate something to someone who did not pay in the first place is not, by definition, a rebate. I am all for cutting taxes. However, a tax rebate is for those who pay taxes. Those who do not pay taxes should NOT get a “rebate”. It becomes a hand out and a form of welfare or entitlement at the expense of all others who do pay taxes.

Source: Troy LaPlante

What set him off was the recent GOP cave to the Democrats. Read the rest over at his place.

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Bill, Hill, Alinsky, and Tearing Down Obama

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

I can’t remember if I have discussed Saul Alinsky on this website. If not, that is about to change, and I’ll let Kyle-Anne Shiver lead off:

Obama was up; now he’s down. Even though Obama seems to be harnessing the South Carolina black vote that will give him that state’s delegates, he has been feeling the brunt of the Clintons’ mastery of the tactic of polarization, taught decades ago to Hillary by Saul Alinsky.

Obama is being forced into the position of being the black candidate. Successfully polarizing Obama, who has attempted to run as the anti-polarity uniter, a man in the middle, has not been a lazy-day walk in the park for the Clintons, and surely would not have been attempted if Obama hadn’t trounced them in Iowa.

Alinsky’s 13th rule for radicals

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Saul Alinsky taught his eager disciples that the establishment despised conflict. He blamed this perverse malady upon the dual forces of organized religion ( those turn-the-other-cheek folks) and the Madison Avenue advertising culture, which he said “emphasizes getting along with people and avoiding friction.” Alinsky deemed avoidance of conflict as not only disgusting, but contrary to the betterment of a “free and open society.”

Source: American Thinker

Commentary

Call me crazy. I still think that the Hilda Beast and Obama will stage an emotional reconciliation at the Democrat Convention in Denver later this year, probably while the nutroots riot outside.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Concepts, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky | 1 Comment »

Largest Terrorist Forum Happily Proclaims: If Hillary Clinton is President, America is Defeated

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Ouch!

The thread [linked] below is from Al-Ekhlaas terrorist forum, the largest terrorist forum on the internet. The author of the thread is expressing his optimism that America will be defeated for many reasons but one of them is that Hillary Clinton may become President. He said:“ Look at the woman that may soon be in charge of the White House. Can the defeat of America be any more evident?”. The thread was written in English not in Arabic and posted in the Ekhlaas English section.

Source: Free Republic
For Those of us that read Arabic: Arabic Forum

Some of the stuff that gets posted would curl your hair, even if you’re bald-headed. Especially the beheading and torture videos. We are truly facing animals in this war who do things a Nazi would refuse to do.

Posted in 2008, Counter Jihad, Hillary Clinton, jihad | Leave a Comment »

Russian scientist says Earth could soon face new Ice Age

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Don’t throw away those parkas just yet, lefties!

ST. PETERSBURG, January 22 (RIA Novosti) – Temperatures on Earth have stabilized in the past decade, and the planet should brace itself for a new Ice Age rather than global warming, a Russian scientist said in an interview with RIA Novosti Tuesday.

“Russian and foreign research data confirm that global temperatures in 2007 were practically similar to those in 2006, and, in general, identical to 1998-2006 temperatures, which, basically, means that the Earth passed the peak of global warming in 1998-2005,” said Khabibullo Abdusamatov, head of a space research lab at the Pulkovo observatory in St. Petersburg.

According to the scientist, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has risen more than 4% in the past decade, but global warming has practically stopped. It confirms the theory of “solar” impact on changes in the Earth’s climate, because the amount of solar energy reaching the planet has drastically decreased during the same period, the scientist said.

Had global temperatures directly responded to concentrations of “greenhouse” gases in the atmosphere, they would have risen by at least 0.1 Celsius in the past ten years, however, it never happened, he said.

“A year ago, many meteorologists predicted that higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would make the year 2007 the hottest in the last decade, but, fortunately, these predictions did not become reality,” Abdusamatov said.

He also said that in 2008, global temperatures would drop slightly, rather than rise, due to unprecedentedly low solar radiation in the past 30 years, and would continue decreasing even if industrial emissions of carbon dioxide reach record levels.

By 2041, solar activity will reach its minimum according to a 200-year cycle, and a deep cooling period will hit the Earth approximately in 2055-2060. It will last for about 45-65 years, the scientist added.

Source: RIA Novosti

Crap! I’ll be too old to enjoy the really cold weather in about 50 years, that is assuming I survive that long. I could get shot tomorrow.

Posted in Global Ice Age, global warming, science | 3 Comments »

Pray For President Bush

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

I would like to remind my readers who believe in the power of prayer to pray for the President. While we may not not always agree with his decisions, he is still the leader that God has selected for us, and we should lift him up, and seek God’s Face on his behalf.

Prayforgeorgewbush.com is a non-denominational, non-partisan ministry dedicated to lifting up President George W. Bush in Prayer as he serves this country as President of the United States. For over four years, God-fearing Americans have gathered to lift up the man whom God has placed in the office of the Presidency (Romans 13:1 “Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.”-HCSB™). During this time of national triumph and tragedy, we have seen God work in marvelous ways in the life our our country and its president.
Read our current prayer suggestions by clicking on “Action Items” to the left. And, see the basis for our coming to the Lord in prayer by clicking on “Key Scriptures.”

Source: Pray For President Bush

I just felt a calling to let others know of this website today.

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S-CHIP Veto Override Fails (Again!)

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. House of Representatives, for the second time in recent months, failed Wednesday to override a presidential veto of a children’s insurance program.

The 260-152 vote to override President George Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program fell 15 votes shy of the needed two-thirds majority. Nineteen members did not vote.

Twice in 2007 Bush, backed by House Republicans, vetoed legislation to expand the popular health insurance for needy children by $35 billion. Critics said the expansion would have made middle-class children, whose parents could afford healthcare insurance on their own, eligible. Backers said the additional coverage was needed to protect more low-income children.

Congress eventually passed legislation that would extend SCHIP until March 31, 2009.

Bush said he was pleased that his veto remained in tact.

Source: UPI
Related: Rollcall 22

Regional Representative Voting Positions:

Voting to sustain President Bush’s veto were Virginia Foxx (R NC-05) and Patrick McHenry (R NC-10)

Voting to overturn the Presidential veto was Heath Shuler (D NC-11)

This is another of the myriad of reasons that we need to elect a Republican to the right of McCain and Schmuckerbie to the White House this November.

Previously:

Video: The Conservative Approach to Helping Uninsured Children

The SCHIP Veto

Posted in 110th Congress, 2008, Heath Shuler, NC-05, NC-10, NC-11, Universal Health Care | Leave a Comment »

"Asheville Municipal Golf Course " Flyover Tour

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Here is an interesting video I found recently:

You can find out more about the creators of the video at their website.

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