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Heath Shuler Report Buried In Sentinel

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 6, 2008

What the heck is up with this? If I didn’t subscribe to all the RSS Feeds from the AC-T, I would have never seen this:

At the beginning of every year both the Democratic and Republican parties schedule retreats for their members to discuss policy ideas and lay out plans for the year ahead. The retreats are scheduled for back-to-back weeks in January and mean the House is only in session for a short legislative week. The Republicans held their conference last week, but the House still considered several important pieces of legislation.

The most important legislation considered last week was the motion to override the President’s veto of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007, H.R. 3963.

H.R. 3963 had been crafted as compromise legislation to address many of the concerns that House Republicans had expressed during the debate of the previous SCHIP legislation, which President Bush had also vetoed.

It is unacceptable and immoral that the greatest nation on the Earth has over 9 million children living without the health care they need. While the motion to override the President’s veto did not pass, ensuring that every American child is able to receive health care is an issue we will continue to fight for in this Congress.

As we continue that fight, we are also working to ensure that our Nation’s economic arteries, our highways, are properly maintained. After witnessing the tragedy of the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, we all understand how far some of our infrastructure maintenance has fallen. Therefore, last week the House considered and passed H.R. 409, a bill to establish a national tunnel inspection standard for the proper safety inspection and evaluation of all highway tunnels.

Source: News-Record & Sentinel, where you can read the rest of the report.

He used to have a blog on the AC-T website, then left as quietly as the Baltimore Colts heading for Indiana…
**update** Gordon Smith, of Scrutiny Hooligans, has corrected me. Says the blog is still there. I’ll take it on faith for now. I will post a link when he produces it.

**update**0207 9.30am
Here is the link to his blog at the AC-T, thanks to the web skills of Gordon Smith.

It’s not as if he doesn’t have a Congressional Website, or a Campaign Website.

Doesn’t he have a staff? I mean, it doesn’t take long to jot down a few thoughts, or post a few photos of DC or the Congress Critter in action.

Now that Super Tuesday is past, more people are gonna start focusing on the local races as well.

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(QUIZ) Which Military Aircraft Are You?

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 6, 2008

It’s been a while since I posted a quiz, so here goes:

What military aircraft are you?

B-52 Stratofortress

You’re a B-52. You are old and wise, and you absolutely love destruction. You believe in the principle of “peace through deterrence” and aren`t afraid to throw your weight around.

Personality Test Results

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The Constitution Party

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 6, 2008

Preamble

The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.

The Constitution of the United States provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles.

The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.

* That each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness;

* That the freedom to own, use, exchange, control, protect, and freely dispose of property is a natural, necessary and inseparable extension of the individual’s unalienable rights;

* That the legitimate function of government is to secure these rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, the maintenance of a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice for all;
* That history makes clear that left unchecked, it is the nature of government to usurp the liberty of its citizens and eventually become a major violator of the people’s rights; and
* That, therefore, it is essential to bind government with the chains of the Constitution and carefully divide and jealously limit government powers to those assigned by the consent of the governed.

Source: Constitution Party Platform Preamble

I believe that Conservatives should consider their options at this point due to betrayal within the National GOP. Perhaps Republicans should consider calling their county, state, and national party Headquarters, and ask if conservatives are still welcome in the party.

We either stay and fight, or find another home, and begin the generation-long task of building another national party to, I hope, replace the Republican Party.

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West Carolina Report for Feb 6th, Home State Tallies For Super Tuesday

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 6, 2008

I have updated my headline news site, West Carolina Report, for today. On the national page I have many links to results and analysis of yesterday’s votes, along with videos of all the candidates who won a state.

I am always interested in how each candidate does in their home state, and all but Ron Paul had their home state yesterday:

The Democrats:

Hillary Clinton is a special case. She was born and raised in Illionios, spent the middle part of her life in Arkansas, and moved to New York just in time to run for Senator to prepare for her Presidential bid. So, I’ll count New York as her putative home, but list the results from the other states for fun:

The first number is percentage voting for, the second percentage voting for someone else.
Clinton

  • New York 57% to 41%
  • Arkansas 69% to 27%
  • Illinios 33% to 63%

Obama (Illinios) 61% to 35 %

The Republicans

McCain (Arizona) 47% to 50%

Romney (Massachusetts) 51% to 49%

Huckabee (Arkansas) 60% to 38%

Be aware that the Democrats are in a two-way race, while the Republicans are in a four-way race. Take from the figures what you will.

My take on the GOP Race is that the top two candidates have high negatives, with HUckabee playing kingmaker. I also find it odd that the Ron Paul Supporters in West Virginia went to Huckabee in an effort that helped McCain (the most pro-war candidate) widen his lead over Romney, and perhaps helped Huckabee gain points for Veep. Huckabee is the least libertarian of the GOP field.

Politics make for strange bedfellows indeed!

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