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Vote For Me Excerpts

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

This is a playlist for some video excerpts from the PBS Documentary Vote For Me. It can be filed under “stuff found while looking for something else.”

I did a little research and found this website about the program:

In October 1996, PBS left the press, the pundits, and the presidential hopefuls behind for a rollicking two-night ride on the American campaign trail. VOTE FOR ME — POLITICS IN AMERICA, the first major television series to explore what it really takes to run for public office, was originally broadcast on October 28 and 29 by PBS stations. Produced by award-winning filmmakers Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Paul Stekler, with WETA, Washington, D.C., it’s a series that departs from the usual horse race aspect of daily journalism and shows how local culture and customs are reflected in our politics.

To me, the most interesting part of the series of videos was a segment about Maggie Lauterer during her 1994 run against Charles Taylor. From the website:

Maggie Lauterer was a TV reporter who ran for Congress in the Asheville mountains of western North Carolina. She had no prior political experience. As the first woman to run for this office, we follow Maggie as she struggles to learn the ropes of effective politicking while attempting to run a “clean campaign…something I can be proud of when I meet my maker.” We spend time with her as she trudges through the arduous work of money calls and preparing for her first televised debate. After a difficult year spent building her campaign from scratch, we were close by as she faced defeat. Maggie and her professional campaign manager are both fascinating characters and their travails tell us much about what the political process has become in the 90’s.

Here is the clip that features her story:

If anyone could help me out with the proper order of the clips, I’d appreciate it!

Posted in candidates, Charles Taylor, Maggie Lauterer, NC-11, Politics, video | 4 Comments »

American Alienation

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

Graphic Language and Truth Advisory from You Tube User Kafir Alalazoo.

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Blogs4Borders! 021808

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

In this weeks edition:

The Merida Initiative: heard of it?

A “wave of hate?” Sure, but it’s not who you think it is!

100% Preventable! Two illegal alien criminals — 39 crimes! When will the madness end!

You can download the show for your Ipod here.

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

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Rasmussen Reports Daily National Primary Tracking Polls (2/17)

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

I didn’t get around to posting this one yesterday:

The GOP National Primary…

  1. 50% John McCain
  2. 29% Mike Huckabee
  3. 08% Ron Paul

Okay, this is a three man race. If all things were roughly equal, you expect the three contenders to have within a few points of 33%. Only one does, and that is Huckles, who lags the median by 4 points. And the “great Ron Paul is still in single digits, some 25 points behind the median oof 33%. This reminds me of Patrick Buchanan’s ill-fated ride to June in the 1992 GOP Primary that ultimately left the GOP fractured, and allowed a Democrat with only 42% support ride through the split provided by Perot’s 3rd party run and Pat Buchanan’s 12th party run.

John McCain has 17 points above the median, and 21 above his nearest competitor as he coasts to the nomination.

The Democrats…

  1. 47% Barack Obama
  2. 44% Hillary Clinton

This one is within the margin of error, but with the Legacy (as in old, outdated) calling the race Obama’s to lose with several wins in a row. Hillary is playing defense, and both are scrambling for the Deciders in the Democrat Party, the superdelegates that harken back to the era of smoky backroom deals of yesteryear.
They were essentially created to avoid another disaster like McGovern…although they did allow Mondale to slip through for a thorough thrashing.

And while we are using Rasmussen’s latest polling data, let’s look at the potential matchups in November:

  1. 46% Barack Obama
  2. 44% John McCain

  1. 49% John McCain
  2. 42% Hillary Clinton

Both of these figures look very promising because the GOP Candidate usually has to come back (if at all) from a deeper deficit in public opinion. However, November is a lifetime away in poll-years. Things will firm up a bit when the Conventions are done. If McCain chooses wisely for the Veep slot, it will be advantage McCain; despite the base continuing to remind him that conservatism is to his right.

I am optimistic because both the Democrat Candidates are fatally flawed. Either way, I have gigabytes of data awaiting a chance to roll them out during the course of this election cycle.

I also predict that this is the year of the Republican-leaning 527s, which will make up for the 2004 Democrat leaning 527s.

Sources: GOP Figures and Democrat Figures
Source: Rasmussen

Daily tracking results are collected via nightly telephone surveys and reported on a four-day rolling average basis. The general election sample is currently based upon interviews with 1,600 Likely Voters. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Rezco Watch: Obama’s Republican Party problem

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

Methinks Tony Rezco is gonna be a major problem for Barack Obama, especially with his trial coming soon…

Headlines from February 16, 2008, draw attention to the possible onslaught of “vetting” that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) faces now that the media has designated him as the front-runner in the 2008 Democratic presidential race.

In the United States, at The Huffington Post (cross-posted at No Quarter and, former intelligence officer Larry Johnson, in his “No, He Can’t Because Yes, They Will,” points to Obama’s Tony Rezko, William Ayers, and Rashid Khalidi problem. “Obama’s mantra, ‘Yes, We Can’ is inspiring and heartwarming, but in the end is an empty phrase that will founder once the Republican political attack machine spins up,” Johnson wrote.

From across the big pond, the UK’s Times Online’s Sarah Baxter wrote “Right slams Obama as ‘shady Chicago socialist’. Republicans are out to crush Barack by painting him as a leftwinger with dubious support,” with an obvious theme.

Source: Rezco Watch

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Corruption, crime | Leave a Comment »

Lionheart Video Interview

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

I just saw these videos at Gates of Vienna, and created a playlist for the 28 minute interview.

You can find out more about the problems faced by this blogger at 1389.

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Bill Clinton Lashes Out Against Pro-Lifers in Steubenville, Ohio

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

STEUBENVILLE – Agitated after being greeted by over a hundred pro-life students at a rally in Steubenville tonight, Clinton lost his temper yet again after losing his cool at an Obama supporter in Canton, Ohio. This time, Clinton lashed out during his speech at the pro-life students:

“I gave you the answer. We disagree with you,” Clinton said. “You wanna criminalize women and their doctors and we disagree… I reduced abortion… Tell the truth, tell the truth… If you were really pro-life, if you were really pro-life, you would want to put every doctor and every mother as an accessory to murder in prison. And you won’t say you wanna do that because you know that because you know that you wouldn’t have a lick of political support. Now, the issue is who … the issue is, you can’t name me anybody presently in politics that did more to introduce policies that reduce the number of real abortions instead of the hot air putting out to tear people up and make votes by dividing America. “This is not your rally. I heard you. That’s another thing you need is a president, somebody who will stick up for individual rights and not be pushed around, and she won’t.”

Clinton’s heated response came after being questioned on his support of abortion-on-demand. Video has been captured of the outburst and will be posted on YouTube. The outburst is also being reported by MSNBC.

Source: Race 4 2008

Video will be posted here when it becomes available.

Gateway Pundit has the story on the tussle with an Obama Supporter.

Here is the video:

Updated link to Race 4 2008.

I hope this shows some of the people who were misguided by Bill Clinton’s fake triangulation tactics during the 1990’s to fake out out the social conservatives to vote for him. Just like any other lefty…he is full of hate, and we should never forget that his wife is of the same philosophy as him, although less skilled. She may have to resort to outright theft in order to secure the nomination.

Posted in Abortion, Activism, bill Clinton | 6 Comments »

What Kind of Artist Are You?

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 18, 2008

Well, I am very pleased with the results of this quiz…

Which Famous Artist Are You?

You are part Leonardo da Vinci. You are the “Renaissance man” and you live to be productive. Great at everything you put your mind to, you have great passion and drive. But of all qualities, your curiosity is your best trait.
You are part Ansel Adams. Your artistic tool of choice is the camera, but you’ve got lots of other skills as well. Spoiled when you were young, you grew up to be a loving person and you have a deep affinity for nature and all things black and white.
Find Your Character @

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