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The Pickens Plan

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 9, 2008

From T. Boone Pickens:

America is in a hole and it’s getting deeper every day. We import 70% of our oil at a cost of $700 billion a year – four times the annual cost of the Iraq war.

I’ve been an oil man all my life, but this is one emergency we can’t drill our way out of. But if we create a new renewable energy network, we can break our addiction to foreign oil.

On January 20, 2009, a new President gets sworn in. If we’re organized, we can convince Congress to make major changes towards cleaner, cheaper and domestic energy resources.

To get this done, I need your help. Check out the plan. If you think it’s worth fighting for, please join our effort.

Source: Pickens Plan

Commentary

This is something I can get behind. Check it out, and help spread the word.

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Martina McBride Sings God Bless America

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008


This is from the 2002 Rose Bowl.

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Holiday Movie: The Longest Day

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

In honor of Independence Day, here is a movie about where Americans traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to free the French from the Nazis during World War II:

It is my prayer that America will always have such heroes when she needs them.

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The Untold Story of The National Anthem

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

I have posted on the untold story of the National Anthem on WNC Citizens Blog, and it is a story few have heard.

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35 Years of a Volunteer Force

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2008

July 1, 1973 the United States Military became an all volunteer force. Gone were the days of the conscription 0r ‘The Draft’. For 35 years, through much of the Cold War, Panama, Greneda, Bosnia, Kosovo, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Great War on Terror, every member of the military has been a volunteer. They stood up and said “Take Me.” They raised their hands to take the oath and said “I mean it.”

I remember July 1, 1973 vividly. There were many celebrations by the anti-war crowds, just as there were celebrations by the military crowds, though for quite different reasons. What started as a political victory for the anti Vietnam war crowd, has become the backbone and strength of our current military. I remember people believing that an all volunteer force would cause the disappearance of the military. What has happened has been quite different. It has created a strength of people that begins with them wanting to be where they are, united for a common goal. It has created a higher rate of re-enlistments and career soldiers.

Source: Gazing At The Flag (Go read the whole thing)


Commentary

Well, since this was a liberal attempt to destroy the military of the United States by Liberals, it failed…as dictated by Quinn’s Fist Law:

“Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. “

And I cannot help but notice that the Liberals have noticed their mistake, and are trying to correct that by bringing back the draft. They will, of course, fail in that effort because Americans have seen how successful an all-volunteer force is, and the high caliber of people it attracts.

I salute the young men and women who volunteer for national service, and serve our nation in the military. These men and women leave the service with a great love for our nation, and pass it along to their children, and they add so much to our communities by their fine example.

The very existence of an all volunteer force has transformed this nation into something even greater than it has been. At the end of the Battle of Viet Nam…our morale was low, and the evil forces of Socialism were on the march everywhere. We appeared to be in decline. Then, the draft was removed…and the Citizen-Soldier was reborn…like the Minute Men of Old.

Our national fortunes changed. By the time Reagan became President…he had something to work with, and he was able to win the Cold War [World War III] using the professional military force as part of his toolkit.

And now, 35 years later, our military has achieved some of the most breath-taking military victories in the history of the world, among the latest was the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Operations which liberated a nation (which is what we do best, as Americans) and were in the process of removing the dictator responsible when (like in Viet Nam) the political leadership halted the advance…and allowed evil to live to fight another day.

Now, our all volunteer force have liberated two nations (Afghanistan and Iraq), and are working on a third (the Philippines) as we fight a Global War on Terrorism (World War IV) against those Islamists who would establish a Global Caliphate, and plunge the world into a truly Dark Age.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few
–Winston Churchill

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Less Than 48 Hours Until "From The Frontlines" Telethon

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 24, 2008

What do all these people have in common?

Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan

The Office of General David Petraeus

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton

Rush Limbaugh

Ann Coulter

Sean Hannity

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Lt Col Oliver North (Ret.)

Actor Kelsey Grammer

Comedian Jackie Mason

Singer John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting)

Laura Ingraham

Mark Levin

Monica Crowley

Mike Gallagher

Rich Lowry – National Review

Kathryn Lopez – NationalReviewOnline

Jed Babbin – Human Events

Joseph Farah – WorldNetDaily

Matt Lewis – TownHall.com

Ron Kessler – Newsmax

Kyle-Anne Shiver – American Thinker

Navy Cross Recipient Marcus Luttrell

NBC’s America’s Favorite Mom – Patti Patton-Bader (of Soldier’s Angels)

Cliff May – Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Larry Bailey, Chairman of Gathering of Eagles

Julie DeMaria, Operation Care & Comfort

Iraq War Veteran – Pete Hegseth, Vets For Freedom

Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee

Gold Star Father, Mike Anderson

Gold Star Father, Mark Crowley

Gold Star/Blue Star Parents Joe & Jan Johnson

Bev Perlson, Band of Mothers

MilBlogger Matt Sanchez

Vietnam War Veteran & Author, Ron Winter

Brian Sussman – KSFO, San Francisco

Michael Graham – WTKK, Boston

Mark Williams – WROW, Albany

Roger Hedgecock – KOGO, San Diego

Martha Zoller – WDUN, Gainesville/Atlanta

Kylie Williams, Miss Florida 2007

Radio Talk Show Host, G. Gordon Liddy

They will be featured on From The Frontlines, a telethon which will be streamed live on the internet from 4pm to midnight Thursday (I will be streaming it here).

The goal of the telethon?

Sending the single largest shipment of care packages in U.S. history to our American fighting forces in war zones thousands of miles away –Iraq and Afghanistan–with the help of an All-Star line-up.

For more information, visit Move America Forward, or Melanie Morgan’s website.

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Flag Day Rally in West Chester, PA

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 17, 2008

Here is a video excerpting the Flag Day Rally in West Chester, PA this past weekend:

This Ain’t Hell was there to blog about the event, and links to other bloggers who were there.

Here is how Skye recorded the festivities:

Yes, the same Skye who was slapped by a male hippie from the Chester County Peace Movement.

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BTR: Patriot Action with Wyatt and Matt

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 4, 2008

Wyatt and Matt discuss the issues of the day from a conservative point of view starting at 8pm for an hour.


Chat

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BTR: Loki and Eeevil Conservative on A Newt One

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 4, 2008

Loki and Eeevil Conservative discuss the issues of the day. Show begins at 7pm, and last for two hours.


Chat

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BTR: Sonlit Knight on A Newt One for June 2nd

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 2, 2008

Sonlit Knight is the scheduled host for A Newt One tonight.

The show begins at 7pm Eastern and lasts for an hour:

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A Newt One

As usual, if you miss it, the show will be converted to podcast form as early as an hour after the show ends, almost always with 3 or 4 hours. Their are also options for you to subscribe to the show in your RSS Reader so you can download the podcasts with a day or so of the show.

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