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Surprisingly Liberal

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Watch this ad:


Hat Tip: Paul

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al-Qaeda Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Al Qaeda in Iraq has pulled off two mass-casualty terror bombings in markets in Baghdad. The attacks, which were carried out by mentally impaired women, claimed the lives of at least 73 Iraqi civilians and wounded more than 167. This is not the first time al Qaeda has used mentally and physically handicapped women and children in bombings, as has been reported.

The first attack occurred at the popular Ghazl pet market, where thousands of Baghdadis flock to on Fridays. The bombing killed 46 civilians and wounded more than 100, The Associated Press reported. The second attack occurred just twenty minutes later in a Shia market in southeastern Baghdad. Police reported 27 Iraqi civilians were killed and 67 wounded.

The attacks in Baghdad were not suicide bombings as both women used by al Qaeda were mentally disabled and the vests were detonated remotely, according to General Qasim Atta. “Atta said the women were strapped with dynamite and ball bearings, citing members of the bomb squad,” CNN reported. “The explosives were detonated via cell phone.” The women were believed to have had Downs Syndrome.

The Associated Press reported al Qaeda is “using new tactics.” But al Qaeda’s usage of the handicapped women and children to conduct attacks can be traced back as early as the January 2005 election. Al Qaeda pressed a child with Down’s Syndrome to attack a polling station during the January 2005 parliamentary elections.

Source: The Long War Journal

Posted in Iraq, jihad, Terrorism, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

Ban Islam Petition

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Now here is something interesting:

To: International citizens

BAN ISLAM

TO: THE WORLD COURT

IN THE INTEREST OF HUMAN VALUES AND UNIVERSAL LOVE, WE DIRECT THIS PETITION TO THE WORLD COURT FOR JUDGEMENT.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED INTERNATIONAL PETITIONERS, REQUEST A BAN ON THE ORGANIZATION CALLED ISLAM. WE REQUEST THIS BAN DUE TO THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF ITS FOUNDER, MOHAMMED AND THE KORAN’S DOCTRINES WHICH PRESENTLY LEGITIMIZES THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF PAEDOPHILIA, ASSASSINATIONS, THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN BY SUPPRESSING THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS, THE PENALTIES OF STONING AND DISMEMBERMENT, THE UTILIZATION OF TERROR AS A WEAPON OF INTIMIDATION AND CONTROL.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

Source: Ban Islam Petition


Posted in Activism, Counter Jihad | 1 Comment »

Ashvegas Jumps Ship From AC-T To Mtn Xpress

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

ASHEVILLE – Long-time Asheville Citizen-Times reporter and editor Jason Sandford announced today that he has resigned his job at the daily newspaper and will take his talents to the weekly Mountain Xpress in a move that has media mavens buzzing.

“I had a great run at the Citizen-Times and have many friends there. I’ll miss them,” Sandford said. “It was just time for me to move on, and Mountain Xpress offered me a great opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”

“I also didn’t want to be the last rat off a sinking ship,” joked Sandford, who noted the massive changes rocking the beleaguered newspaper industry as it struggles to come to grips with the digital age of information delivery. He also noted C-T parent company Gannett’s report today that fourth-quarter earnings were down a whopping 31 percent.

Source: Ashvegas

I think it’ll be a good fit, as the Xpress is slightly more socialist than the AC-T, and the Mountain Xpress more willing to experiment with technology. The Mountain Xpress is also a better paper than the AC-T.

Update: Mountain Xpress

Posted in AC-T, asheville, Blogs, breaking news, Mountain Xpress | 3 Comments »

Remember The Keating Five?

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

For too long, McCain has been given a free pass by the media, which promotes campaign-finance reform to silence other voices, and by his Republican colleagues, who are concerned about alienating McCain given the GOP’s tenuous majority in the Senate.

In John McCain’s America, any politician who accepts a large contribution or gift from a donor, and then takes steps consistent with the donor’s interests — even though there is no legal quid pro quo — is corrupt. Well, then, by his own standard, McCain is corrupt.

McCain was one of the so-called “Keating Five” senators. He was investigated by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics in 1991 regarding the acceptance of favors from Lincoln Savings & Loan Association (Lincoln) and its owner, Charles H. Keating, Jr. Simply put, the issue was whether McCain and the other senators used their official positions to attempt to pressure Federal Home Loan Bank Board officials to go easy on the troubled institution. Eventually Lincoln went bust, costing depositors and taxpayers millions.

In its final report (November 20, 1991), here is what the Senate Select Committee on Ethics concluded about McCain’s conduct:

“Mr. Keating, his associates, and his friends contributed $56,000 for Senator McCain’s two House races in 1982 and 1984, and $54,000 for his 1986 Senate race. Mr. Keating also provided his corporate plane and/or arranged for payment for the use of commercial or private aircraft on several occasions for travel by Senator McCain and his family, for which Senator McCain ultimately provided reimbursement when called upon to do so. Mr. Keating also allowed Senator McCain and his family to vacation with Mr. Keating and his family, at a home provided by Mr. Keating in the Bahamas, in each of the calendar years 1983 through 1986.

“…[F]rom 1984 to 1987, Senator McCain took actions on Mr. Keating’s behalf or at his request. The Committee finds that Senator McCain had a basis for each of these actions independent of the contributions and benefits he received from Mr. Keating, his associates and friends.

“Based on the evidence available to it, the Committee has given consideration to Senator McCain’s actions on behalf of Lincoln. The Committee concludes that, given the personal benefits and campaign contributions he had received from Mr. Keating, Senator McCain exercised poor judgment in intervening with the regulators without first inquiring as to the Bank Board’s position in the case in a more routine manner. The Committee concludes that Senator McCain’s actions were not improper nor attended with gross negligence and did not reach the level of requiring institutional action against him. The Committee finds that Senator McCain took no further action after the April 9, 1987 meeting when he learned of a criminal referral.

Source: National Review
Hat Tip: Mark Levin Fan

Posted in 2008, Corruption, McCain Truth Files | Leave a Comment »

Make Some Calls To Help Romney Stop McCain!

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Dear Thunder Pig Reader,

With the Florida primary behind us, it’s clear we are down to a two-man race between Governor Mitt Romney and Senator McCain, and the groundswell of support for our campaign has been astounding.

Our headquarters has been flooded with calls and emails from new supporters who offer to do anything they can to help Mitt secure the Republican nomination, beat the Democrats in November, and become our next president.

Many of them ask, “What can I do?” Well, I’m here to tell you that the next 5 days will be a flurry of activity at Romney HQ here in Boston and around the country. And we need your help to call voters in the February 5th, Super Tuesday states.

The calls you make that connect you to voters could put Mitt over the top, they could mean the difference in determining our next president. Please join us during all or some of the following times by emailing “I want to win” to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.

Saturday, 1-10pm EST
Sunday, 1-8pm EST
Monday, Noon-11pm EST

We are calling so late because we will be calling states in other time zones. We will not call Eastern states after 8pm at night.

We’ve had groups signing up on our website and offering to help from San Diego, California, to Dallas, Texas, to Southern New Jersey, and tagging themselves as everything from Mensans to FredHeads to Grocery Store Owners to Cosmetologists for Mitt. Thousands of new contributors have flooded to the web to pledge their support in the form of a financial contribution.

All of this demonstrates the widespread support for Governor Romney and shows he’s the candidate who can unite the Republican Party and our nation.

Please join us be emailing “I want to win” to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.

Thanks,
The Romney for President Team

P.S. If you are unable to make calls but want to support the Call at Home program, please consider making a contribution of $250, $100, $50, $25, or any amount you can afford to go directly to buying more Call at Home minutes. Or even if you plan to make calls, you may make a contribution to keep this program going.

Posted in 2008, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Primaries | Leave a Comment »

16 Minutes From Home

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Paying tribute to the memory of the Columbia, and her crew.

And here is an analysis, presented real-time of her final minutes, augmented with video taken from multiple sources on the ground:

And here is the story, with links to more information from CNN.

Posted in memorial, NASA, space | Leave a Comment »

To Stop John McCain, Ann Coulter Will Campaign For Hillary, And So Will I

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

To Stop John McCain From becoming the GOP Nominee…


I agree with Ann Coulter that the Hilda Beast is more conservative than John McCain on some issues.

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Michael Yon Back in Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Michael Yon, Citizen Blogger, is back in Iraq:

I landed in Baghdad yesterday, 30 January 2008, on a Japanese Air Force flight from Kuwait. I immediately embedded with an American infantry battalion called the 1-4 Cavalry. After 1-4 CAV soldiers picked me up at the airport, I pulled on heavy body armor and we went into a mission that lasted into the early evening. No drama this time. I didn’t even hear about any action over the radio.

The 1-4 CAV’s area of operation (AO) in South Baghdad is probably safer than the “Green Zone.” We walked around and talked with Iraqis for hours. I had some interesting conversations about tribal allegiances and other social power structures. Here in Iraq, the tribes are very strong, and I have been working to build a greater understanding of how tribal affiliations influence people.

Source: Michael Yon

Pay attention to how he reports the situation, and you’ll understand why the Dems are backing off…we’ve made very significant progress, and have done what they said we couldn’t do.

Posted in citizen journalism, Iraq, Military, World War IV | Leave a Comment »