Thunderpig’s Mirror

Obama’s Prayer Approved For Publication

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 29, 2008

A Ma’ariv spokesman was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying that “Barack Obama’s note was approved for publication in the international media even before he put in the Kotel, a short time after he wrote it at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.” The paper added that is was “pleased” with its “journalistic accomplishment.”

The campaign might be less pleased with another pronouncement by Maariv: “In any case,” the spokesman said, “since Obama is not a Jew, publishing the note does not constitute an infringement on his right to privacy.

Source: Israel Insider

Related: Belief Net
Related: Atlas Shrugs

Commentary

The prayer should not have been published. I know I would not have allowed my prayer to be published, and the very fact that Obama’s Campaign had copies of the prayer to hand out to media outlets mocks the nature of man’s relationship to God:


[Update as to Maariv’s statement as published in Haaretz on July 28: “Obama’s note was published in Maariv and other international publications following his authorization to make the content of the note public. Obama submitted a copy of the note to media outlets when he left his hotel in Jerusalem.”]

This stinks of a cynical manipulation of the media on a scale that reminds of one other:

It’s something to think about.

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Is Abu Khabab A Shish Kabob?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2008

A Pakistani intelligence official claimed al Qaeda weapons expert Midhat Mursi al Sayyid Umar, better known as Abu Khabab, was killed in this morning’s airstrike in South Waziristan.

“We believe he was killed in this strike,” a senior intelligence official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “It was his hide-out and information that has been shared with us says he was targeted in this strike.”

Six Pakistanis, including three foreigner terrorists, were reported killed in the airstrike, which hit either a madrassa or a home next to a mosque.

Abu Khabab and four other senior al Qaeda commanders were reported to have been killed in an airstrike in the town of Damadola in the Bajaur tribal agency in January 2006. The US military believed the safehouse in Bajaur, which was run by Taliban chieftain Faqir Mohammed, was sheltering Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s second in command. Khabab and the other commanders were later found to be still alive.

The US Rewards for Justice Program has a $5 million bounty out for the capture of Khabab.

Khabab has a long history of working with al Qaeda’s secretive weapons of mass destruction program, which is known as al Zabadi, or “curdled milk.” Project al Zabadi is al weapons of mass destruction program.

Source: The Long War Journal

Commentary

I hope this is true. Read the links included in the story at Long War Journal to see what kind of a monster we hope to have killed.

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

HuffPo Tries To Soften The Blow For Edwards By Asking "Could Infidelity Save Your Marriage?"

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2008

And then, for the first time in 10 years, I silenced it. As Alex placed his hands on my hips, I knew with absolute clarity that I was about to have an affair. I knew it was a decision that could unravel even the strongest of unions. I never could have guessed that it would save mine.

I had felt this kind of passion only once before, when I first encountered the man who would be my husband. I was wandering my college campus, terrified, when a gorgeous man walked confidently up the hill. He saw me, and asked if he could help me find my way. “Well, yes,” I wanted to respond. “How about for forever? Does forever work for you?”

Source: HuffPo (read the transparent article with barf bag handy)

Commentary
This is indeed sickening at how these lefties will excuse any crime committed by their heroes. I still remember how the Legacy Media published several stories with the same bent when Clinton got caught, and how they would wax eloquent on the beauty of telling lies, and how Great Men had a different set of needs than the rest of us poor peasants.
I think it is very funny that John Edwards (who they held up as a hero who stood by his woman during a life-threatening bout with breast cancer) was sleeping with another woman while his wife was fighting for her life, even fathering a bastard child. Yes, I know the “Politically Correct” term is love child. I just can’t help seeing Elizabeth Edwards fighting for her life while John Edwards was catting around just like Bill Clinton.
It is a hypocrsiy as delicious as the hypocrisy of “Green Guru” Al Gore with a Carbon Footprint the size of a mid-sized town!
**update** 7.05 AM
When I was checkingout the headlines on Yahoo! News, there was an article with the title Expert advice on surviving the aftermath of an affair. Am i reading too much into this?

Posted in Democrats, exposing hypocrisy, John Edwards, Lefty Sex Crimes, Lies From The Left, Progressives | Leave a Comment »

Mudville Gazette Launches MilBlog TV

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2008

Greyhawk continues to be a leader in reporting the news of our efforts in World War IV when the anti-American Legacy Media types won’t.
 

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Jihadis Bring Polio Back To Children in Pakistan

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2008

Second polio case in Swat

ISLAMABAD: A second young girl has tested positive for polio in Swat valley, where militants have warned against vaccinations, health officials said on Sunday.

They said security fears were preventing health workers from carrying out a new anti-polio campaign. A three-day polio vaccination campaign for children aged less than five years is scheduled to begin in the NWFP on Monday.

But the campaign will not be carried out in two areas of Swat Valley, Kabal and Matta, due to ‘uncertainty’ and deteriorating security in recent days, said Dr Abdul Waheed Khan, a senior provincial health official.

A local pro-Taliban cleric, Fazullah, has said that polio vaccinations are a Western conspiracy to make Muslim children infertile.

Source: The Times Online

Hat Tip: United States Action

Commentary

Jihadis share the same Luddite tendencies as the anti-technology of hippies and certain circles of the conspiracy nuts who oppose vaccination of children because they fear science.

Tell me again why I am to believe Islam is a Religion of Peace?

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Record Setting Chill in Anchorage This Summer; Global Temperature Continue Decline

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2008

The coldest summer ever? You might be looking at it, weather folks say. Right now the so-called summer of ‘08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever recorded in which the temperature in Anchorage managed to reach 65 degrees.
That unhappy record was set in 1970, when we only made it to the 65-degree mark, which many Alaskans consider a nice temperature, 16 days out of 365.This year, however — with the summer more than half over — there have been only seven 65-degree days so far. And that’s with just a month of potential “balmy” days remaining and the forecast looking gloomy.

Source: Watt’s Up With That?

it’s been a cool summer here in my valley…I have yet to turn on my air conditioning this summer, and several mornings have been in the upper 40’s, forcing me to wear a jacket on my way to the office.

And I guess this would be a good time to point out the July Update on Global Temperature that came out a couple of days ago (and duly shared via my Google Reader) that shows a continued cooling trend. While June was the 9th warmest June on record, it was part of a trend of ever cooler Junes after the peak in 1998. You won’t hear the fear mongering Legacy Media report that fact.

I am also working on adding a Climate News section to West Carolina Report, and an RSS Feed to go with it.

Posted in Climate, Global Ice Age, science, weather | 2 Comments »

Unarmed Sheep Shot (One Dead) in Knoxville Church

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2008

Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds in what witnesses describe as a mass shooting inside a church in West Knoxville Sunday morning.

The shootings happened at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike.

A witness who spoke to 10 News said police had arrived and one person was being detained at the scene.

A children’s production of “Annie” was taking place as part of the normal Sunday service at the time of the shooting, the witness, who is a member of the church, said. The gunman walked into a packed sanctuary and opened fire.

Source: WBIR (The Website is being updated continuously)

Commentary

I call them sheep because they did not have to be shot, and face death. An armed congregation could have defended themselves, saved lives, and lessened the number shot. The number of bullet holes in the attacker would (hopefully) have been at least equal to the number in said congregation with a firearm.

The sheep scenario would not happen at my church, as the number of shepherds outnumber the number of sheep in our flock.


Of course, since it was a Unitarian Universalist Church, odds were low that anyone inside would be armed under any circumstance.

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Barack Obama Loves Communist Ideas

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2008

For those who claim to love liberty, consider these words of Barack “Fidel Castro” Obama:

Basically, what Obama is talking about is creating a Committee for the Defense of Liberal Ideology and Political correctness funded by a half trillion taxpayer dollars. National Security for this crowd is not about stopping terrorists from killing our children. National Security means to teach our children to understand the terrorists and their motivations so that our children can learn how to live their lives submissively so as not to offend the sensitivities of the very sensitive America haters.

Their version of National Security is to force you to act for the common good of society and not in your own best interest. Since this goes against human nature, the half trillion dollar “Civilian National Security Force” will have to force Americans to change their nature and create a new citizen that is self sacrificing and collective in nature-an ant-like new man, like Che’s and Fidel’s new man.

Source: Babalu Blog

More, from another source:

In his campaign document entitled “The Blueprint for Change: Barack Obama’s Plan For America,” Obama’s “Service” section runs a close second to “Education” in complexity. But, with his Colorado Springs’ statement, it grabbed first place in its projected costs to taxpayers. Obama did the cost projection himself.

He plans to double the Peace Corps’ budget by 2011, and expand AmeriCorps, USA Freedom Corps, VISTA, YouthBuild Program, and the Senior Corps. Plus, he proposes to form a Classroom Corps, Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, Veterans Corps, Homeland Security Corps, Global Energy Corps, and a Green Jobs Corps. Here a corps – there a corps – everywhere a corps corps.

So it made sense in Colorado Springs when he said his call to community service “will be a central cause of my presidency.” He couldn’t be clearer in signaling his intentions, including a Social Investment Fund Network to link local non-profits with the federal government.

The entire plan is breathtaking in its scope. But it does not, as at least one internet writer has suggested, portend a “giant police force.” It would be easier to rebut if it did. As it is, it’s silly stuff born of naively fanciful dreams.

Senator Obama aims to tap into the already active volunteerism of millions of Americans and recruit them to become cogs in a gigantic government machine grinding out his social re-engineering agenda. It’s Orwellian-like, with a novice social activist’s mentality at the helm…

Source: American Thinker

Commentary

I can think that an Obama Presidency would combine the very worst aspects of FDR’s experiment in socialism and Woodrow Wilson’s experiment in fascism:

Indeed, in a disturbing 1890 essay entitled Leaders of Men, Wilson said that a “true leader” uses the masses of people like “tools.” He writes, “The competent leader of men cares little for the internal niceties of other people’s characters: he cares much–everything–for the external uses to which they may be put…. He supplies the power; others supply only the materials upon which that power operates…. It is the power which dictates, dominates; the materials yield. Men are as clay in the hands of the consummate leader.” So much for the dignity of each person!

These are going to be some of the points I will be hammering home to people in the days until the election…and, for the life of me, I cannot understand why someone would vote for Bob Barr when their vote would be better served casting it for the only person in a position to defeat Barack Obama…John McCain.

Listen to the opening monologue from Friday night’s Old Glory Radio Show:

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Communism, Concepts, John McCain, Progressives | 2 Comments »

Saturday Matinee: The Desert Rats (1953)

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 26, 2008

Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal. All that stands in his way is Tobruk, held by a vastly out numbered force of Australian troops. Richard Burton leads these troops on daring raids against Rommel, keeping him off balance as they earn the nickname ‘The Desert Rats’.

Wikipedia Article on the British 7th Armoured Division.

Find movies, video and more at Hulu.

These types of services works very well for me, because I live out of range of over-the-air television signals and have no interest in purchasing a satellite receiver. Thank God that I have had Verizon DSL since March.

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Is Snopes in the Tank for Obama?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 26, 2008

Ever wonder if something silly that came in the mail is true or not? If you have, you may have headed right on over to Snopes.Com to check it out. See if it was valid. See if it was a hoax. You trusted the trusty debunking of email myth by the Snopes.Com tribe. Well, you now have to be careful what you believe from Snopes.Com.

Obama wound up canceling a trip to visit wounded soldiers in Germany when he learned he could only do it in his official capacity as a Senator and he could not bring along his blabbering, loving horde of media. He worked out instead during that time. A fact.

But now, the ‘Progressive Regressive Immature Children of the Scorn’ PRICS are quoting a Snopes.Com article to say a ‘blow off’ isn’t so.

Never mind the topic. For that matter, never mind the country. To PRICS, context has a way of just getting in the way. After the PRICS have changed the context to match the topic (a favorite pastime for them, otherwise known as ‘spin’, perpetrated by SPIN PRICS) they are proceeding to act as if it matters, which is how SPIN PRICS manage to justify themselves.

We have Snopes.Com accepting an email forwarded from one of the Democratic Underground SPIN PRICS, writing up a nice ‘debunking’, and the SPIN PRICS grab it as if it was real, to point out how ‘Obama never did ‘blow off’ soldiers. Very few of them bother to notice it was in Afghanistan, and the context in the news is Germany, of if they do, it doesn’t matter.

To determine whether Snopes.Com is in the bag for Obama, just take a look at their items. Look at ‘The Natural’ from an email in July 23, 2008 an old topic, just now being reviewed? Or how about July 9, 2008’s ‘Campaign Contributions’ a false article gave Snopes.Com the opportunity to push the Obama line. “57 States” is not only true, it is true more than once, but instead of stating whether it is true or not, Snopes.Com gives excuses for Obama, he was tired. 57 and one more to go, and he was tired.


Source: Lee Hempfling on Red State

Commentary

If this is true, it would ruin the reputation of Snopes. Of course, it would lend credence to the whole Obamessiah meme.

I have inquired as to the disposition of this…let’s see if I hear anything back.

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