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Barack Obama Ashamed of Being a Liberal !!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 26, 2008

I kid you not!

President George H. W. Bush really left a gaping wound on the Democrat Party when he crushed Dud-kakis with it in 1988.

AUSTIN, Texas – In his radio and TV ads that are blanketing Texas, Barack Obama claims a chief executive can make more money “in 10 minutes” than an ordinary worker makes in a year. Obama wants to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, enact a national health plan, offer a $4,000-a-year tuition reimbursement in exchange for national service, and have the government intervene to prevent home foreclosures.

But he doesn’t want anyone to call him a liberal.

For despite Obama’s vow to build a working majority for change – to win a clear mandate for his progressive agenda, rather than engage in Clinton-like “triangulation” – he’s not yet willing to own the l-word.

Obama seems to have calculated that such labels can be distracting – that some voters have negative associations with the term liberal that obscures their support for such Democratic priorities as affordable healthcare and higher education for all.

Source: Boston Globe
Hat Tips: Rush Limbaugh and Free Republic

At least Obama knows that truth would kill his campaign for President just as surely as it did the Dud-kakis Campaign.

Since he is the presumptive Democrat Nominee…I need to give him a nickname to go with the Hilda Beast for Hillary, and McQeeg for McCain. I will open the floor for suggestions.

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1993 WTC Bombing 15th Anniversary

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 26, 2008

15 Years ago, a terrorist attack happened on American soil. The siting President treated it as a law enforcement issue. The rest is history.

Here are a few clips I have found that tell a little of the story.

A brief CNN Breaking News clip

CBS News into the 5 o’clock news

A playlist of the first 5 segments of the path to 9/11.

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Morning Reads

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 26, 2008

Since I really haven’t had time to update my headline news site (a result of poor time management and almost a solid week of staying up past 8pm), I’ll make the time this morning to post a few links here…fueled by coffee and the siren call of an omelet begging to be made.

According to Red State, wheat prices are at record highs, which I actually heard a couple of people talking about this weekend over lunch Saturday:

Most wheat varieties have been going for about $10 a bushel, give or take, in recent weeks. Today in Minneapolis, hard-red spring wheat for March delivery traded at nearly $25 a bushel. This contract was going for $8 three months ago.

(March is the front-month, so there’s no daily limit on its price movements. A bushel of wheat or soybeans is 60 pounds. A bushel of corn is 56 pounds.)

This is totally wicked market action in a commodity that a year ago was trading for roughly half the price it is now. As I mentioned in a brief RedHot the other night, food prices will be the major wild card, or uncertain factor, in the global economy this year, and well worth your attention.

See a related story at SurvivalBlog.

Since I am on domestic items:


So Sunday’s OscarTM broadcast was, underwhelmingly, a television ratings bomb. Not even the allure of Tinseltown’s beautiful people walking down the red carpet in free gowns and borrowed jewels could tempt Americans to tune into what’s known as the biggest self-congratulatory backslapping event in the history of mankind.


Early Nielsen numbers indicate that there were 14% fewer viewers than the last Oscar dud in 2003 (33 million that year).


I can only recall one instance of my watching the Oscars within the past 20 years: 1993, when Clint Eastwood’s film Unforgiven won best picture. I’ve never been much of an awards show fan anyway. The occasion sticks out because I was a new mother at the time, perpetually short on sleep, and I resented the fact that I had to stay up so darn late to see the big finale.


Source: American Thinker

It has been more than a year since I have been to see a movie because Hollywood hasn’t been making movies I like, and when a director, or big star, participates in an anti-American movie, I make sure I do not contribute to the box-office success of that movie. The writer was correct, the idiots in Hollywood won’t learn from their mistakes…they’ll think they just haven’t done enough of whatever it is they are doing. Come to think of it, I haven’t watched any portion of the Oscars since sometime in the 1990’s.

I spent Oscar night on Free Republic, checking out Arratik’s live-blog of the Oscars, and (after 10pm because of a stupid hockey game), listening to The John Batchelor Show.

Since we are local, I’ll plug AshVegas, who noticed my video of Don Yelton and gives a good rundown of the people running for Buncombe County Commissioner, as well as keeping track of the goings on of the WLOSers.

Our Congressman Heath Shuler has appeared on Lou Dobbs, which led to a predictable kerfuffle in the Hooligan comments section, and that is always a good thing, just as this year promises to yield many rewarding hours of posts, and comments from the peanut gallery, in regards to the Buncombe County Commissioner Race.

As if that weren’t enough, the anti-American war protesters losers will be swinging from the rafters next month when the 5th anniversary of our long overdue invasion of Iraq. There will be die-ins, anti-American movie nights, and other Direct Actions in Freakville. Fun for the whole granola-chompin’ family!

I shouldn’t focus on the local lefties…we have some right-thinking people who work hard, and deserve some coverage.

The big boy in town can’t help but gloat at the Hilda Beast’s poor showing at the polls:

Usually I am not the sort of person who likes to kick a person when they are down. However Hillary and Bill Clinton are such perfect living symbols of nearly everything that is wretched, detestable, vile, filthy and evil about the modern Democrat party that it is not just acceptable to pile on but even necessary.

Dean Stephens takes up the possibilities of The Perfect Storm for conservatives:

So what we are seeing on the horizon is a perfect storm for a group bound by common philosophy that is at odds with all the participants in the 2008 presidential elections. If conservatives would take a moment from eating their young, look up from the bloodied carcass of fallen comrades they have abandoned in the hunt for perfection, they would see a perfect storm on the horizon.


A Watauga Conservative worries about whether or not our children have lost their nerve. I think they have just grown up in a very soft world, and haven’t been paying attention to the expansion of Islamofascism, the rebirth of nationalism in Russia, and preparations for military expansion by China. And, then nuclear war brewing from Iran.

A thunder storm is brewing here, so I’ll have to cut this session short before the power goes…the internet is already cutting in and out…

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Goodbye Freedom Fighter Ronbo Barbour

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 26, 2008


A fellow blogger has committed suicide.

I would typically read his blog entries three or four times a week, and linked to them on a regular basis from my headline news site because they made good reading, and his analysis was bang on.

He quit posting at the end of last year, saying he was going on the road. I thought that he needed some time to figure things out. He still managed to average about 200 hits a day because his blog contains a vast amount of information, and (I’m sure) several people were checking periodically to see if he was back yet. (Once you’ve been bitten by the blogging bug, it’s hard to let go for long).

Well, he did come back, for one last post to say farewell to the world. [Duplicate post from his backup blog] It was his attempt to make his planned death mean something. I am sure he wanted something good to come from his death. It may. That still doesn’t justify what he has done.

He placed a great deal of blame on an incident in 1994 in which he felt railroaded by the feds. I can whole heartedly agree with his feeling. I know people who have been treated in a similar fashion, and every such incident took place during the Clinton Administration. Several people from western North Carolina are in federal prison from crossing an unwritten (then, anyway) line with federal officials who had ties to the White House.

Some of those people have served their time, and are still hounded by people who want to make their lives worthless.
Being part Scots-Irish and Cherokee, my advice to them (and to anyone else) is that the best revenge you can have is surviving, and succeeding though it may take the rest of your life. Never, ever, ever give the bastards the satisfaction of seeing you fail completely. If you fall, get right back up and crawl through broken glass if you have to, but never give in, never give up.

I feel like if I had known what he was going through, I could have talked him away from the edge.

Now, he’ll not see another sunrise. He’ll not be able to chuckle at the Hilda Beast’s current struggles with Obama. He’ll not get to horse laugh at Bill Clinton as he becomes totally irrelevant, not even able to help his wife win the White House. For that, I am truly saddened. I will have to remember to chuckle for him, to laugh for him. To take the time to appreciate what I do have…for him, and for all those I have known who can no longer do so.

Be sure you watch the last videos he posted over at his blog.

I will take the liberty of posting one of them here so you can see perhaps a glimpse of what he was worried about, but needlessly threw his life away trying to draw attention to:

Good Bye, Ron. I’ll miss your posts, and your perspective. Both will be sorely missed in the coming Dark Days for the West…we will need freedom fighters to survive…

Others who have commented on Ron’s passing…

Free Republic, where I first discovered it.

The Midnight Sun, where he sometimes posted.

Up Pompeii

Something, and Half of Nothing

I’ll add blogs as I find them:

Gates of Vienna

Time Bomb 2000

Something Awful Forums

Lionheart

Winds of Jihad

Weasel Zippers

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