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Action Alert: Call The Blue Dogs!

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

The following is an action alert from Redstate:

The “Blue Dog” Democrats are the conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives. Twenty-one of the Blue Dogs signed a letter to Nancy Pelosi on January 28th urging her to move the bipartisan FISA legislation forward.

The legislation would allow the government to eavesdrop on phone calls made outside this country to other people outside this country, but whose calls are routed through this country (the majority of international phone calls are routed through the U.S.).

The Blue Dogs said the FISA legislation should include targeted immunity for phone carriers who help the government stop terrorists.

While the Blue Dogs were willing to sign the letter to Nancy Pelosi, they have been unwilling to actually sign a discharge petition, which would bring this matter to the floor of the House without Nancy Pelosi’s consent.

Below are the names and phone numbers of the Blue Dogs who talk a good game, but fail to act. Please call them and urge them to sign the discharge petition on H.R. 5440.

I am putting Congressman Shuler at the top for my local readers:

Heath Shuler 202-225-6401

Bud Cramer 202-225-4801

Marion Berry 202-225-4076
Mike Ross 202-225-3772

Joe Baca 202-225-6161

Allen Boyd 202-225-5235

John Barrow 202-225-2823

Melissa Bean 202-225-3711

Brad Ellsworth 202-225-4636

Leonard Boswell 202-225-3806

Dennis Moore 202-225-2865

Charlie Melancon 202-225-4031

North Carolina
Heath Shuler 202-225-6401

North Dakota
Earl Pomeroy 202-225-2611

Zack Space 202-225-6265

Dan Boren 202-225-2701

Christopher Carney 202-225-3731
Tim Holden 202-225-5546

Jim Cooper 202-225-4311
Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831
John Tanner 202-225-4714

Jim Matheson 202-225-3011

Please also call these nine Republicans who have failed to sign the discharge petition and ask them to sign the discharge petition on H.R. 5440.

Wayne Gilchrest (Maryland) 202-225-5311

Robin Hayes (North Carolina) 202-225-3715

Walter Jones (North Carolina) 202-225-3415

Ralph Regula (Ohio) 202-225-3876

Shelly Moore Capito (West Virginia) 202-225-2711

Timothy Johnson (Illinois) 202-225-2371

Ron Paul (Texas) 202-225-2831

Fred Upton (Michigan) 202-225-3761

All the best,

Erick Erickson

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Anybody Have A Spare Nuke?

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

If you do, please contact me, and I will drive it to Chicago myself. These people are just too stupid to be sucking down air in the same country as me.

Now you know why sensible people have abandoned the cities, they’re eat up with maroons.

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A Berry For My Sweetheart, and A Flock of Cedar Waxwings

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

A pair of Cedar Waxwings?

Yep, they’re Cedar Waxwings! (Bombycilla cedrorum)

There were about 50 or so in the flock, but this was the best behaved for photographing. I photographed them in a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) located next to Hunter Library on the campus of Western Carolina University. If you’ve never heard them, take a listen. And, I’ll leave you with one heading for the berry patch:

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The GI Film Festival

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

From Andi at the most excellent MilBlogs:

The second annual GI Film Festival will take place in Washington, DC from May 14-18. In addition to film screenings and other fun happenings, the festival will present a series of panel discussions.

The festival has added a panel on milblogging to this year’s agenda.

The nation’s military blogging community (Milblogs) prides itself on providing military news and context that you won’t often find in the mainstream media. Join some of the nation’s most popular milbloggers in a spirited discussion on how GIs and military families are portrayed in the media and on film. For more information about Milblogging, see, the world’s largest index of military blogs.

Runtime: 01 hr : 30 min

Source: Blackfive

Posted in Blogs, Military, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

Political Pistachio for Monday Night

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

Here is the plan for tonight’s show: John Giduck and John A. Anderson, authors of The Green Beret In You and Terror at Beslen: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools.

This looks to be another good one. It starts at 10 pm Eastern Time.

Or, join the chat room, and listen from there. Or, if you are like me, and have to get up early, bookmark this post, and listen at your leisure.

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