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The John Batchelor Show for March 9th

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

It is Sunday night, and that can mean only one thing.

The John Batchelor Show will be on the radio again!

John starts his show at 7pm Eastern Time on 770 AM WABC.

HIs show goes for three hours on this station, then, it switches over to 640 AM KFI at 10pm Eastern Time and continues for three more hours.

So, hold on…make a pot of coffee or tea and enjoy the next 6 hours of the best long form radio as John and his guests explore every facet of the 2008 Presidential Race, The War in Iraq, The War on Terror, and mourn with him as he is sure to discuss the cowardly murder of eight people in a Jewish Religious School.

**note** I will be posting Richard Bernier’s videos that he releases tonight over at WNC Citizens Blog. The first one is an interview by Don Yelton of Fred Smith candidate for North Carolina Governor recorded yesterday in Madison County. I believe it will be airing on URTV at a later date. It is 30 minutes long.

Posted in John Batchelor, radio, WNC Citizen Blog | 1 Comment »

His Cup Runneth Over

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

Read about the journey of an American pilot shot down by the Japanese during WW II while on a photo-recon mission.

Hat Tip: Small Wars Council
For more on the story:
Fred Hargesheimer’s Foundation

Slide Show (with some Hargesheimer material)
His plane, now on a list of Pacific wrecks
A story about his return to the island.

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Mad Mumpower: Road Warrior

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

Videos of yesterday will be up soon.

Press Release from the Mumpower Capmpaign:

Mumpower Barnstorms the 11th District
on “Super Saturday”

Republican Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower crisscrossed the 11th Congressional District today, meeting and speaking with hundreds of voters in Henderson, Haywood, Transylvania, Swain and Rutherford Counties, and picking up two more overwhelming straw poll victories in Swain and Rutherford Counties. Mumpower came in a distant second in a similar poll in Henderson County.

The one-day blitz was occasioned by a total of seven back-to-back Republican Party county conventions and fundraising dinners held throughout the district today. Mumpower made personal appearances and spoke at all but one of them in Madison County, but his campaign had its trademark overwhelming presence there despite his absence. “I just ran out of time,” smiled an exhausted Mumpower. “I really could have used that extra hour of Daylight Savings Time today…in advance.”

By contrast, his challengers for the Republican nomination, Spence Campbell and John Armor, appeared at only three of those same events today: those in Haywood, Henderson, and Madison Counties.

The 11th congressional district is geographically immense, comprising nearly 7,000 square miles of winding roads and mountainous terrain. Mumpower and his campaign staff drove from one end of the district to the other, starting off in Asheville this morning at 7:00 am and stopping in Hendersonville at 8 a.m. before driving to Clyde, Brevard, Bryson City, Marshall, and finally Rutherfordton. He returned to Asheville at 11 p.m. to the news of his straw poll victories in Swain (Mumpower: 44, Campbell: 1, Armor: 0) and Rutherford (Mumpower: 20, Campbell: 6, Armor: 2) This marks the fourth and fifth such electoral victories for the veteran Asheville City Councilman, who won decisive
victories among the Buncombe and McDowell County Republican Party and the Henderson County Republican Men’s Group late last month.

Campbell soundly defeated Mumpower in the straw poll taken at the Henderson County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Lunch today, his first such victory, with the final tally at 94 votes for Campbell, 33 for Mumpower and 15 for Armor. “I congratulate Spence on his victory today,” said Mumpower. The road-weary candidate speculated that had he adequate time, staying to formally address the gathering (he left before the lunch began) the outcome might have been closer. “But Spence did a great job turning out his friends. He should be very proud.” Campbell is the former Chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party and ran his father-in-law’s insurance agency in Hendersonville for nearly a decade.

Armor, who historically speaking has not done well in straw polls among Republicans, challenged former Congressman Charles Taylor for his party’s nomination two years ago. He lost substantially to Taylor, and Taylor, who held the office for sixteen years, was in turn routed by Democrat Heath Shuler. The winner of the republican Primary, to be
held on May 6, will go on to face Shuler in the general election this fall.

For further information on straw poll results, including North
Carolina’s upcoming gubernatorial races, please contact Mike Clampitt, Chairman of the Swain County Republican Party at (828) 736-6222,
Robert Danos, Chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party at (828) 606-6232,
and Mike Hager, Chairman of the Rutherford County Republican Party Chair at (828) 429-0857.

Posted in 2008, candidates, Carl Mumpower, GOP, Heath Shuler, john armor, NC-11, primary, Spence Campbell | 4 Comments »

The Muslim Westboro Baptist

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

A California Imam celebrates the death of Jews in Israel at a memorial.

People like that need to flogged, pure and simple, whether it is the Phelps people or Imams.

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An Ode To Daylight Savings Time

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

Daylight Savings Time Stinks!

If someone ran for public office with staying on Standard Time in their platform, they’d get my vote, even if they were a stinking communist.

Related: Standard Time

How you can help stop this madness of changing the time twice a year.

Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to for more information.

Here is how you can contact your congress critter:

Contacting the Congress
Congressional Email Directory

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The Right Perspective On The Monster Hillary Clinton

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

This video is a pretty good layout of the recent brouhaha over Samantha Powers, an Obama aide, calling Hillary Clinton a monster.

The Right Perspective, a radio show on Friday Nights at 10pm, is run by a couple of famous callers to New York radio over the years. I may have heard them (although I don’t remember), because while I was living in Terre Haute, I did listen to 770 WABC when the signal came in at night, and did listen to the Lynn Samuels Show. Even though Lynn is a lib, I listened to her because she was entertaining, and was quite disappointed when she was taken off the air.

Back to the Obama aid being cashiered for calling Hillary a monster.

This woman, and her husband, is evil personified. And the bad thing is, Obama is worse. He is a newer model of slicked up Socialism presented to the world as an empty container with the words, “Change”, “Hope”, and “A New Page” written on it. He is presented on the Legacy Media as a Rorschach Test given in a room with soothing music, flowers and kittens playing in it to bias you toward a favorable perspective.
For more on just who Obama is, and the circles he travels in, check out Rezko Watch, who have just recently noted the webscubbing associated with “altering and removing” items from the web that could prove harmful to Obama. Don’t these idiots know that a lot of us have been making mirrors of those websites, and taking snapshots of incriminating pages? One such website appears to be down at the moment. It has posted some damning information over the past few days (It started on the 5th), and I hope the owners of the site backed their information up. Anyway, here is the Google Cache of the website.
Anyhow, that should be enough for you to chew on for a little bit, and remember, there will be more about Rezko, Auchi, and Obama revealed tonight on The John Batchelor Show. I will have information posted between 6pm and 6.30pm tonight with links to the webstream of the 7pm show, and the continuation at 10pm Eastern “Daylight” Time.

**update** 8.37am IsraPundit has more on the Powers Philosophy in the Obama Campaign Camp.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, candidates, Corruption, crime, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, John Batchelor | Leave a Comment »

Good News From MyDD, Or Is It?

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

No, I haven’t been blasted with a mind-ray, nor has my brain been eaten by rats (get it?).

A diarist over there has noted that since 1972, no party that has gone to their convention without a clear winner has ever won the General Election. Ordinarily, I might tend to agree with them except for one thing…this year has broken a lot of trends. For the first time since 1960, we will see a sitting Senator become President.

On the Democrat side, we have seen the inevitable candidate struggle to stay in the race; and on the GOP side, we have seen a dead candidate rise from the ashes to win the nomination.

On both sides, there are a lot of unhappy campers who may sit out the election or vote very unpredictably.

Ralph Nader
(May God Bless Him with many Democrat votes) has decided to run again.

The actions of the 110th Congress have won them no love (their popularity is half the Presidents dismal polling), and may just prove to cancel out the anti-American war protest vote.

And, there is always hope that the Recreate ’68 crowd can remind the American political undecideds just how unhinged the left are, and send them our way in November. I have friends in Loveland, Colorado, and am seriously contemplating going out there to get some good footage and interviews to bring back with me.

There is also a protest for the RNC Convention as well, but the majority of the protesters will be nuts from the left. There will some nuts from the ashes of the Ron Paul campaign there as well, which should help seal their fate in our party.

All in all, I feel good about the GOP chances to retain the White House this fall. The race is John McCain’s to lose, and the road between here and November is gonna be hard.

**update** 8.14pm
Obama wins Wyoming, putting another nail (I hope) in the coffin of Hillary 2008. Now, if enough Republicans can cross over and vote for her in PA, we might just get that deadly convention showdown. Jim Quinn has been saying since December that there would be an emotional reconciliation scripted for the DNC Convention in Denver. We’ll see.

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