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Tony Snow Has Died

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.

A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.

Snow joined FOX in 1996 as the original anchor of FOX News Sunday, and hosted Weekend Live and a radio program, The Tony Snow Show, before departing in 2006. A sometime fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Snow said he loved the intimacy of his radio audience.

“It’s a tremendous loss for us who knew him, but it’s also a loss for the country,” Roger Ailes, Chairman of FOX News, said Saturday morning about Snow, calling him a “renaissance man.”

Source: Fox News
Related: Wikipedia

Commentary

This is sad. I used to listen to his radio show on XM Radio. He was a good guy, and it is President Bush’s loss that he never realized the precious gem he had on his White House Staff.

Another Great Man has gone on to his reward.

**update** 11.03 AM The posts in the blogosphere are rolling in, but I think the best I have seen so far is a post on News Busters replaying Tony Snow’s acceptance speech at the 2nd annual MRC awards dinner of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award For Media Excellence:


That was one of the things I loved about Tony Snow, he could find the humor in most anything.


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(VIDEO LINK) President to Address Global War on Terror at 10.15 AM

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 27, 2008

President Bush plans will talk about fight against terrorism during a speech at 10:15 a.m. ET.

The Washington Post will have live video coverage.
Alternate Feed

Posted in George W. Bush, Live Event, President, Terrorism, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

How Hillary Won Ohio

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 6, 2008

It came down to places like “The Little Smokies,” the hilly region where the Scioto and Ohio rivers meet, more than 200 miles south of Cleveland.

There, 81 percent of Scioto County’s Democratic voters, nearly all white, stood with Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose campaign was reborn Tuesday after beating rival Barack Obama, 54 percent to 44 percent in Ohio.

Voters in The Little Smokies figured big. The county produced a nearly 10,000-vote margin for Clinton – equal to Obama’s margin of victory in the more populous urban Montgomery County, which includes Dayton.

Combined with voters in the state’s other 62 rural counties, voters in Scioto helped Clinton beat back a surging Obama, whose five county victories Tuesday were in urban and suburban areas, including Cuyahoga County.

Obama beat Clinton in Cuyahoga 53 percent to 46 percent, or by about 23,000 votes.

Though Obama lost virtually no ground in the race for delegates, Ohio’s election results complicated the road to the nominating convention by sharpening the differences in each candidate’s voter base.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hat Tip: The Corner


**updates**
9.30am
The Electoral Map has more on the Hillary win in Ohio.



I have been under the opinion that Obama was going to be the nominee since Super Tuesday for one reason, the Democrat Primaries award delegates on a proportional basis. In this type of selection process…every race counts…and big victories are very important. Obama won some of the earlier states by big margins, and I do not believe Hillary can make up the difference.

She may hope to convince the superdelegates to go her way by her success in areas where Obama is weak. At the very least, she will make a very good argument for inclusion on the ticket.
If she has to settle for the Veep slot, Obama had better be very careful. He may even have to hire food tasters, and be very careful about security during his travels. I believe she will seek the Presidency by whatever means are available to her, legal or not.

Those of us who pray for our leaders will have to add a section about protecting Obama from Hillary’s machinations should he be the President, and her the Veep.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, President, primary | 2 Comments »

(VIDEO) 2008 State of the Union Address

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 29, 2008

The entire address will play in the player below:

And here is a link to the transcript, and here is my favorite clip, lifted from Quinn & Rose:

Posted in 2008, Audio, George W. Bush, President, Quinn and Rose, video | Leave a Comment »

Evangelicals for Mitt

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 28, 2008

The 2008 election is for president, not pastor. We want a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter by articulating and implementing a values-based governing strategy. This is just what Mitt Romney did as governor and will do as president.

Governor Romney Shares Our Political & Moral Values

Political and moral values are informed by — but not the same as — one’s religion. That’s why we are not casting our votes based on whose theology we like most. History shows that to be a poor approach.

For example, in 1980 voters had two choices: a divorced movie actor who did not regularly attend church and was not on good terms with all of his children, and a once-married Southern Baptist whose evangelicalism was at the core of his national identity. Voting on the basis of whose doctrine was better would have meant electing the second guy — Jimmy Carter — over the first, Ronald Reagan. Excluding those who don’t hold to orthodox Christianity would also have meant excluding such great Americans as Thomas Jefferson — who denied the divinity of Christ — from positions of authority. Is anybody going to argue someone else should’ve written the Declaration of Independence?

Today, we need a president who embraces a comprehensive and positive values agenda: standing for the sanctity of life, protecting traditional marriage, defending religious liberty and basic human rights at home and abroad, combating poverty and disease within the world’s poorest communities, fighting for better quality of life for our citizens, and winning the War on Terror.

We don’t want to say doctrine doesn’t matter — it does, very much, in our churches and in our individual relationships with God. But this is a presidential election, and those are about values. Governor Romney is the only candidate with all the right ones. One of his opponents (Mayor Giuliani) is simply not with conservative evangelicals on our bread-and-butter issues — life and marriage — and perhaps even more disturbingly, another opponent (Governor Huckabee) has virtually nothing to say about winning the War on Terror. That’s probably the ultimate values issue, since the people we are fighting hate our values and want to destroy our civilization.

Source: Evangelicals for Mitt

Commentary

Now that Fred is out of the race, I have been looking for Plan B. I think that Mitt Romney is quickly becoming my next pick. Anyhow, read the info at the above website to see if this guys is a good fit for you.

I make no secret that I am a Christian, and my religious beliefs drive my world view, and expect whoever I choose for President to share as many of them as possible. This is hard because I do not view Mormonism as aChristian denomination. It is an offshoot of the Christian Faith. The new religion shares many of the same values as Christianity does, and that is acceptable to me.

Posted in 2008, Mitt Romney, President, Religious Freedom | Leave a Comment »

Pray For President Bush

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

I would like to remind my readers who believe in the power of prayer to pray for the President. While we may not not always agree with his decisions, he is still the leader that God has selected for us, and we should lift him up, and seek God’s Face on his behalf.

Prayforgeorgewbush.com is a non-denominational, non-partisan ministry dedicated to lifting up President George W. Bush in Prayer as he serves this country as President of the United States. For over four years, God-fearing Americans have gathered to lift up the man whom God has placed in the office of the Presidency (Romans 13:1 “Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.”-HCSB™). During this time of national triumph and tragedy, we have seen God work in marvelous ways in the life our our country and its president.
Read our current prayer suggestions by clicking on “Action Items” to the left. And, see the basis for our coming to the Lord in prayer by clicking on “Key Scriptures.”

Source: Pray For President Bush

I just felt a calling to let others know of this website today.

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My Man Fred Drops Out of the Race

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 22, 2008

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

“Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort,” Thompson said in a statement.

Thompson’s fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

Source: Breit Bart, via an on-air announcement by Rush Limbaugh.

I guess that makes me an orphan. I’m thinking Romney is gonna be Plan B.

God Bless you Fred Thompson. Thank You for running, and your mother is in my prayers.

Posted in 2008, breaking news, candidates, Fred Thompson, President | Leave a Comment »

Spain Faces Terrorism Despite Fleeing Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 19, 2008

The Civil Guard detained the suspects in Barcelona as part of a joint operation with Spain’s National Intelligence Centre (CNI).

Several premises were searched and, as the operation is ongoing, more arrests have not been ruled out.

Spain suffered at the hands of Islamist militants in 2004 when 191 people were killed in the Madrid train bombings.

Source: BBC

Shortly after the 2004 Madrid Bombings, the Spaniards elected a Lefty, and they fled the field of battle. Not surprisingly, the terrorism has continued, putting the lie to the claim by Lefty Democrats, and Lefty Ron Paul Supporters that if we just leave Iraq, the terrorists will be okay with that.

Riiiight!

I have said time and again that this is a World War, and I have called it World War IV for several years. The objective for the Muslim Terrorists is control of the Earth. Since we don’t have any moon bases or colonies on Mars, that kind of leaves us with no where to go, doesn’t it?

I’ve always believed that the best defense is a good offense. And we civilians should do what we can to clear the decks for our leaders in the government, and in the the military, by exposing the harmful politicos in our own system, and getting them out of office.

First, we should identify, and get behind candidates who support our war effort, and elect them instead of Quislings [1] [2] and Dhimmis [1] [2] who are either in league with, or are afraid of the enemy.

Here are the candidates in the Presidential Race I feel are best suited for such a thing as taking the fight to the enemy:

  1. Fred Thompson
  2. Duncan Hunter
  3. Mitt Romney
  4. Rudy Giuliani

There are no others beside them. The rest are cowards, or worse.

Posted in 2008, Counter Jihad, Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, GOP, jihad, Mitt Romney, President, Rudy Giuliani, Terrorism, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

Human Events Endorses Fred Thompson

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

I guess this was the big announcement Fred was referring to on the blogger conference call yesterday:

The 2008 presidential election is the most unusual and most important in many years. It’s been more than five decades since such a race didn’t feature an incumbent President or Vice President. Since World War II, America has not had a presidential election at a time when the stakes were higher. Conservatives have to win this election, and to do so, we have to identify a candidate around whom we all can rally.

Fundamental Beliefs

We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us — and for the conservative community — boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in.

The answer is Fred Thompson.

Read the rest at Human Events

If Fred keeps doing what he did last night, then he’ll stay alive in the primaries. He is my first choice, as well.

Posted in 2008, Conservatism, Fred Thompson, GOP, President | 1 Comment »

SC GOP Debate Coverage and Crazy Ron Paul

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008


Real Clear Politics Graph

First, here is a playlist clip of the highlights:

playlist of debate clips

And here are what people are reporting:

It seems that most pundits agree that Fred won, and I wonder if the blogger conference call had anything to do with lighting a much-needed fire under him.

Here is a Blog talk Radio coverage of the debate vis this embedded player:

Gateway Pundit has a good roundup, and lays into Ron Paul for the Gulf of Tonkin insanity. Ron Paul has been listening to too many conspiracy nuts and lefties!

And finally (finally!) the Media starts picking up on the racist past of Ron Paul, and his associates.

Ron Paul claims he didn’t know what was in his own newsletter…and he thinks he can become President? No, if George Allen cannot say “macaca” one time…then Ron Paul cannot have years of newsletters with his name on them and not get knocked around.

And, here is a recent video requesting that we leave Ron Paul alone:

If Ron Paul, or the Democrats can’t handle Fox News, then how can we expect them to handle the thugs in the United Nations and elsewhere in the world?
THe Democrats and Pauleroids are a binch of crybabies.

Posted in 2008, Debate, Fred Thompson, Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, President, Primaries | Leave a Comment »