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More Concerns About Obama’s Past, And Terrorist Supporters

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

“And in six months, they got about a half-billion dollars’ worth of business simply on their excellence,” Obama said.

What he did not say in his speech was that the owner of one of the investment firms, John Rogers of Ariel Capital, is a principal campaign fundraiser. Nor did he reveal that employees of the firms he helped have since contributed to or helped to raise more than $765,000 for his campaigns, according to campaign documents. Nor did he mention that two of the firms have allowed him to use their private jets. Nor did he mention that two of the firms have since been dismissed by the state pension fund for “underperformance.”

Source: Rezko Watch

If you want to keep up on the whole Rezko trial, visit Rezko-rama. Many thanks to Hugh Hewitt for the idea, and NZ Bear for the technology setting that website up…goodness knows the Obama Sycophants and Useful Idiots in the Legacy Media and local radio won’t dare question the Obamessiah.

Here is a bit of audio I’ve been meaning to post, but never got around to it. I found it at Powerline today…it is audio of an interview where Hamas endorsed Barack Obama.

As if the Palestinian Phone Bank wasn’t bad enough, I must remind you of his association with Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist.

American Thinker has a new article tackling part of this as well, and is is worth a read, and thanks to Charles G. for pointing it out to me.

This two-part Powerline on the friends of Obama should be required reading:

Part 1

Part 2

It is complete with audio to drive the point home.

Posted in Barack Obama, Corruption, Progressives, Terrorism, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

Zimbabwe Releases $500,000,000 Note, Inflation at 165,000 Percent

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008


This is what happens when the government punishes those who produce the wealth of a nation, and attempt to “level the playing field” for those who are poor:

ZIMBABWE has introduced a new half-a-billion dollar bank note in a bid to tackle cash shortages fed by rampant inflation, the central bank said today.

The $500,000,000 note is worth $A2.61c.

“Introducing the new 500,000,000 bearer cheque for your convenience,” read a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe full-page advert in the state daily, The Herald, displaying specimens of the new note.

The note, comes into circulation 10 days after the introduction of a quarter-of-a-billion one early this month.

This is the fourth set of high denomination notes to be issued this year, the first being in January when a 10 million dollar note was put into circulation. The next was on April 2 when a 50 million dollar note came into being before the 100 and 250 million dollar notes were introduced on May 2.

The southern African nation, currently gripped by a post-election crisis, has been ravaged by hyperinflation which reached 165,000 per cent in February.

No latest inflation figures have been released since then.

The country’s chronic economic crisis has condemned millions to grinding poverty with at least 80 per cent of the population living below the poverty threshold amid mass shortages of basic goods in shops.

Source: News.com.au

You can thank the utterly worthless Jimmy Carter for Robert Mugabe’s Reign of Terror for the economic ruin that has overtaken the former breadbasket of Africa.

Has Jimmy Carter ever met a terrorist he didn’t like?

Posted in Africa, disaster, economic socialism, Terrorism | Leave a Comment »

The Ed Morrissey Show for May15th

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

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The show is on from 3 pm to 4pm. I am experimenting with loading the chat stream to see if it will play. We’ve been having problems with it…so, no promises.

Ed had dental work done today, so he’ll re-run last week’s interview with Michael Yon, and drop by the chat room. I have already embedded that show.

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Fred Thompson Is Back !!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

Yaaay!!!

Spending some time on the campaign trail has confirmed a couple of thoughts I’ve had before I entered the Republican primary race.

First, conservatism is alive and well in America; don’t let anyone tell you differently. And by conservatism, I don’t mean the warmed-over “raise your hand if you believe …” kind of conservatism we see blooming every election cycle. No, I’m speaking of the conservatism grounded in principles based upon enduring truths: an understanding of the importance of human nature in the affairs of individuals and nations. Respect for the lessons of history, the importance of faith and tradition. The understanding that while man is prone to err, he is capable of great things when not subjugated by a too-powerful government. These are the principles that inspired our Founding Fathers, and resulted in a Constitution that delineated the powers of the central government, established checks and balances among the branches of government and further diffused governmental power by a system of Federalism.

Second, change – whether it “real change,” “bold change” or the “change we can believe in” variety others are selling – isn’t itself an innovative policy or a particularly strong leadership stance. In fact, from Burke to Buckley, there has been an acknowledgement that change in the political arena is inevitable and necessary, and we in the U.S. tend to experience it in regular, 2, 4 and 6 year intervals, so 2008 is hardly our first rodeo. The challenge for conservatives is calibrating whether the change being proposed is consistent with our principles and our philosophy, and whether that change is appropriate.

Source: Townhall

Commentary

Be sure to read the whole thing, and check out the Townhall magazine.

Posted in Conservatism, Fred Thompson | 3 Comments »

Reason #503 Obama Will Not Be President: Palestinians Phonebanking for Obama

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

I kid you not. I wonder if any of these people have gone on to blow themselves up in the process of killing Jews.

It appears that some Palestinians in Gaza share American Thinker’s skepticism over Barack Obama’s devotion to the cause of Israel. Jim Geraghty of NRO’s The Campaign Spot draws our attention to this video news report broadcast on Al Jazeera television, showing Palestinians in Gaza running a phone bank to call American voters before primary elections and urge them to support Obama.

Hamas supports Obama, and Palestinians in Gaza (which is run by Hamas) are manning phone banks on his behalf. A number of Obama’s foreign policy advisors have troubling track records, and one of them, Robert Malley was talking with Hamas and resigned when this became known. I suppose it will be called “old politics” to even notice these facts. But Palestinians, and many American voters, can and do read the signs he is giving on his Middle East policies.

Source: American Thinker Blog
Hat Tip: Don

Commentary

I really don’t think the Democrats have a clue at how bad Obama will be stomped this fall in the general election.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Democrats, jihad, Progressives, Terrorism | 2 Comments »

RNC Protest Route March Announced

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

While performing the distasteful duty of signals intelligence, I found this on Infoshop News:

ST. PAUL – A group of demonstrators protesting the war in Iraq will be allowed to parade as close as 300 feet from the Xcel Energy Center on the first day of the Republican National Convention, police said Wednesday.

But protesters — who plan to march from the state Capitol to the site of the convention and back again — say that’s not good enough.

The authorized route released Wednesday will allow marchers near the Xcel Energy Center at the corner of West 7th Street and West 5th Street — an intersection kitty-corner and across the street from the auditorium. The route is only authorized for Sept. 1, the first day of the four-day convention, said Assistant Police Chief Matthew Bostrom.

“This is as close as we can get to the skin of the building, if you will,” Bostrom said during a news conference. He said there will be no barbed wire or black cloth that entirely blocks the view of the building.

A group called the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War received a conditional parade permit more than two months ago but didn’t learn of its route until Wednesday.

“We’re very unhappy with it,” said Jess Sundin, a spokeswoman for the Anti-War Committee. “We’re expecting something like 50,000 people. We need big streets … The amount of space that they are proposing we turn around in is not possible.”

The protesters wanted a route that would allow them to march on the streets immediately surrounding the Xcel Energy Center.

In addition, Sundin said, the permit allows marchers to leave the Capitol at noon and requires them to be away from the intersection nearest the Xcel Center by 2 p.m., which won’t give them much time to march or guarantee they’ll be near the facility when delegates are there.

Source: Infoshop News
Route: Minnesota Monitor
Website: March on RNC

Commentary

Sounds like both the RNC and DNC will attract the deritus and flotsam of society to their moment of time to have a public temper tantrum.

Posted in 2008, anti-American protesters, Party Conventions | Leave a Comment »

The Soviet-Style Master Plan for Asheville, NC

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

Asheville—Anyway You Like It, As Long As We Planned It.

Read more about it at WNC Citizens Blog.

Posted in asheville, Concepts, economic socialism, Progressives, WNC Citizen Blog | 2 Comments »

Islamic Honor Killings in the U.S.!!! on Political Pistachio Conservative Commentary

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008

Why we left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out editors Susan Crimp and Joel Richardson join Political Pistachio Radio tonight at 10 pm:

Or listen from the chatroom, or if this is to late for you…bookmark it and listen to the podcast later.
There is also an RSS Feed to subscribe to using your favorite RSS Reader so you can download the show and listen away from your computer. I like to listen while working or running on the weekends.

Posted in Blog Talk Radio, islam, jihad, Sharia Law Watch, World War IV | Leave a Comment »