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Dutch Court Clears Geert Wilders

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

A Dutch court has ruled that a highly-critical film about Islam is legal, and its maker is allowed to exercise his freedom of expression. The film is called “Fitna”, which can be translated from Arabic as “strife”. It compares Islam to fascism and the Prophet Mohammed to a barbarian.

Islamic groups in the Netherlands had asked the court to ban such comments, arguing they would incite hatred and violence. Muslims were outraged at Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ film. It also accuses the Koran of condoning violence, by intercutting verses from the book with images of terrorist attacks.

Source: Israel Matzav, who also has video.

And here is the film the Islamists don’t want you to see:

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Ben Bernanke and Bear Stearns (part one)

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

I recorded the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing on the Federal Reserve action regarding Bear Stearns last month. It has been a very busy week, and weekend, and I am just know getting around to processing the video. Here is Bernanke’s Opening Statement.

It is my intention to go go and post each individual Senator’s Opening Statements, but I wanted to get Bernanke’s Statement out there first because I noticed that no one else had done it already (or they made it hard to find). I did find about a hundred Paultard videos of Ron Paul’s drive-by appearance. All of the Bernanke videos were just excerpts put out by nuts to support their own viewpoint.

It is my opinion that the Federal Reserve made the correct call in this situation. What I am concerned about is the Democrats will use it as an opportunity to gain even more government control over our Financial Institutions.

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The Falling Man

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008


September 11, 2001 was hard day. I watched the second plane hit from a lobby in Terre Haute, Indiana with a group of mostly strangers, a few co-workers, and passers-by drawn in by the need to get to a TV Set. There were four of them in our lobby, all turned to a different channel. One stayed on CNN, another stayed on Fox News, and the other two were used to find different angles, different video feeds, until one became fixed on a Spanish station, which had better coverage than any of the American channels. It is there we saw the jumpers, people who had slipped, fell, or jumped to their death.

Now, Esquire Magazine has an article about the search for the identity of the person in one of the iconic images (to me, anyway) of that day. It is an alien concept that there would be people who wanted to ban these images.

Here is an excerpt:

In the picture, he departs from this earth like an arrow. Although he has not chosen his fate, he appears to have, in his last instants of life, embraced it. If he were not falling, he might very well be flying. He appears relaxed, hurtling through the air. He appears comfortable in the grip of unimaginable motion. He does not appear intimidated by gravity’s divine suction or by what awaits him. His arms are by his side, only slightly outriggered. His left leg is bent at the knee, almost casually. His white shirt, or jacket, or frock, is billowing free of his black pants. His black high-tops are still on his feet. In all the other pictures, the people who did what he did — who jumped — appear to be struggling against horrific discrepancies of scale. They are made puny by the backdrop of the towers, which loom like colossi, and then by the event itself. Some of them are shirtless; their shoes fly off as they flail and fall; they look confused, as though trying to swim down the side of a mountain. The man in the picture, by contrast, is perfectly vertical, and so is in accord with the lines of the buildings behind him. He splits them, bisects them: Everything to the left of him in the picture is the North Tower; everything to the right, the South. Though oblivious to the geometric balance he has achieved, he is the essential element in the creation of a new flag, a banner composed entirely of steel bars shining in the sun. Some people who look at the picture see stoicism, willpower, a portrait of resignation; others see something else — something discordant and therefore terrible: freedom. There is something almost rebellious in the man’s posture, as though once faced with the inevitability of death, he decided to get on with it; as though he were a missile, a spear, bent on attaining his own end. He is, fifteen seconds past 9:41 a.m. EST, the moment the picture is taken, in the clutches of pure physics, accelerating at a rate of thirty-two feet per second squared. He will soon be traveling at upwards of 150 miles per hour, and he is upside down. In the picture, he is frozen; in his life outside the frame, he drops and keeps dropping until he disappears.

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Source: Esquire Magazine
Hat Tip: Infidel Bloggers Alliance

Commentary

I have video recorded from September 11, 2001 and bring it out and watch it every once in a while to remember those who died that day. Those who died because of where they worked, what flight they were on that day, and those who sought to save others that day.

To me, it matters little whether someone chose to jump that day or fell. What matters is those who put them in that horrible place on that day.

The Radical Islamists. We need to never forget as long as there is an America with Free People. They need to be introduced to the Old Hickory of our National Consciousness.

The Andrew Jackson persona who would crawl naked through broken glass to remind these people that to kill Americans in such a manner will be answered. With or Without Government Approval.

That Day Will Come.

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Blogs4Borders! 040708

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

Our weekly vlog podcast on illegal immigration and border security issues. In this weeks edition:

Importing Mexico? Where is the roughest neighborhood in Mexico? LA!

Reconquista the musical! Mexican rapper demands amnesty makes threats!

100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders. When will the madness end?

Download for your ipod here.

You can watch the entire El Chivo ‘Si Si Puede’ video here.

If you operate a patriotic business, website, blog or are simply a generous individual with a patriotic bent who would like to see our borders secured and would like to sponsor a show you can contact us about that 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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Peace Thugs

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

Don’t fall for the lie that anti-American War Protesters are peaceful people. They are not, and will commit acts of violence to support their cause.

In an effort to expose these thugs for peace, a website has been launched, called (appropriately enough) Peace Thugs.

Like the example below:


John Meicht, Vietnam vet, Retired teacher and peace activist, who enjoys reading, history, travel, music and slapping female bloggers.

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UAV Helicopter "Hummingbird Warrior"

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

Helicopters are familiar sights in the sky, and recent years have seen a variety of unmanned helicopter options introduced into the market. Boeing’s entry lays a breathtaking challenge before the field: what could the military do with a helicopter-like, autonomously-flown UAV with a range of 2,500 nautical miles and endurance of 16-24 hours, carrying a payload of 300-1,000 pounds, and doing it all more quietly than conventional helicopters? For that matter, imagine what disaster relief officials could do with something that had all the positive search characteristics of a helicopter, but much longer endurance.

Enter the A160 Hummingbird Warrior

Paint these fellas a bluish color and they’d be almost invisible…and hiding places few and far between for the bad guys.

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Rice for Veep, Just Say No One RINO on the Ticket is Enough

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

I’m hearing noises about Condi Rice being considered for Veep, and some conservatives are cheering. Idiots. Rice is NOT a conservative.

She is a RINO, and is pushing for the destruction of Israel by giving in too much to the Paleostinkians. She has been captured by the evil bureaucrats in Foggy Bottom.

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