A little Late but still a classic
The Devil Went Down to Georgia by Primus
Too Many Puppies
John The Fisheran
You can’t live life full of Politcis all the time. Sometimes you just need to let lose and have some fun.
In another study, Fox News comes out as the most Fair and Balanced. It never fails to show how deranged the Looney Left is in this country when they bitch about Fox News. They have always had a more balanced approach to news than all the other MSM organizations combined. But we have another study and lo and behold, Fox News Comes out on top as Fair And Balanced. BUt the Left will still pout and whine about Fox News because ti actually shows the other side of the story that the MSM does not.
Obama, Huckabee Fare Best;
FOX Is Most Balanced (not a typo)
TV election news has been hardest on Hillary Clinton this fall, while Barack Obama and Mike
Huckabee have been the biggest media favorites, according to a new study by the Center for Media
and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University. The study also found that Fox
NewsChannel�s evening news show provided more balanced coverage than its counterparts on the
For a PDF file of the complete press release, please click here
December 28, 1832
Calhoun resigns vice presidency
Citing political differences with President Andrew Jackson and a desire to fill a vacant Senate seat in South Carolina, John C. Calhoun becomes the first vice president in U.S. history to resign the office.
Born near Abbeville, South Carolina, in 1782, Calhoun was an advocate of states’ rights and a defender of the agrarian South against the industrial North. Calhoun served as secretary of war under President James Monroe and in 1824 ran for the presidency. However, bitter partisan attacks from other contenders forced him out of the race, and he had to settle for the vice presidency under President John Quincy Adams. In 1828, he was again elected vice president while Andrew Jackson won the presidency. Calhoun soon found himself politically isolated from national affairs under President Jackson. On December 12, 1832, Calhoun was elected to fill a South Carolina Senate seat left vacant after the resignation of Senator Robert Hayne. Sixteen days later, he resigned the vice presidency.
For the rest of his political life, Calhoun defended the slave-plantation system against the growing anti-slavery stance of the free states. In the early 1840s, while secretary of state under President John Tyler, he secured the admission of Texas into the Union as a slave state.
Together with Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun dominated American political life in the first half of the 19th century.
A new ship for the battle against the Islamo-fascists.
USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the WorldTrade Center .
is the fifth in a new class of warship – designed for missions that
include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of
360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by
helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the was melted down in a foundry in to
cas t the ship’s bow section. When it was poured into the molds on
Sept. 9, 2003 , ‘those big rough steelworkers treated it with total
reverence,’ recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. ‘It was a
spiritual moment for everybody there.’
Junior Chavers, foundry
operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first
arrived, he touched it with his hand and the ‘hair on my neck stood
up.’ ‘It had a big meaning to it for all of us,’ he said. ‘They knocked
us down. They can’t keep us down. We ‘re going to be back.’
The ship’s motto? ‘Never Forget’
Please keep this going so
everyone can see what we are made of in this country!
Why am I not really surprised by this. There were many people that hated Bhutto more than Musharraf did. I think that her house arrest earlier was for her own protection. This will make Pakistan very interesting, she did have some very loyal support, and many of her supporters are going to blame Musharraf for her death.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP)—Pakistani
opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide
bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a
party aide and a military official said.
HMS Beagle departs England
British naturalist Charles Darwin sets out from Plymouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle
on a five-year surveying expedition of the southern Atlantic and
Pacific oceans. Visiting such diverse places as the Galapagos Islands
and New Zealand, Darwin acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora,
fauna, and geology of many lands. This information proved invaluable in
the development of his theory of evolution, first put forth in his
groundbreaking scientific work of 1859, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he
called "natural selection." In natural selection, organisms with
genetic variations that suit their environment tend to propagate more
descendants than organisms of the same species that lack the variation,
thus influencing the overall genetic makeup of the species. Most
scientists quickly embraced the theory that solved so many puzzles of
biological science, but orthodox Christians condemned the work as
heresy. Controversy over Darwin’s ideas deepened with the publication
of The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871), in which he presented evidence of man’s evolution from apes.
the time of Darwin’s death in 1882, his theory of evolution had become
generally accepted. In honor of his scientific work, he was buried in
Westminster Abbey beside kings, queens, and other illustrious figures
from British history. Subsequent developments in genetics and molecular
biology led to modifications in accepted evolutionary theory, but
Darwin’s ideas remain central to the field.
Update at the bottom****
Well it is getting very close to the day the first caucus begins and Fred Thompson needs our help. We need to help him get out his message out and show that he is the true conservative in the Republican race for President on the United States.
Rick Moran at RightWing NutHouse had a great idea that all the bloggers out there for Thompson start a fund drive for the next 2 days.
Here is the email he sent out to fellow bloggers that were on Flopping Aces list of Fredhead bloggers.
I am writing to ask for your help.
us know the long odds faced by Fred Thompson in his efforts to win the
GOP nomination for president. I’m sure you are all aware that Fred has
undertaken pretty much of a do or die bus tour of Iowa in order to
finish strongly in the Caucuses on January 3.
Many of you have
already taken steps to support the Thompson campaign in a tangible way
by placing fundraising widgets on your sidebar and writing about the
campaign. In this way, each of us alone has done whatever we can to
support Fred in his efforts.
But at this, the 11th hour of the
campaign in Iowa, I think it would be a very effective fundraising tool
if as many of us as possible were to participate in an old-fashioned
Blogburst, writing a post asking readers to donate to the campaign
while embedding a fundraising widget in the post for convenience.
propose Thursday, December 27 for the Blogburst. If you have an email
list, I would urge you to ask your subscribers to donate. If you know
of other bloggers who support Fred, please forward this email and ask
them to participate as well.
Not expecting a “money bomb” but
even a few tens of thousands of dollars would help, I’m sure. Given the
number of readers represented in the blogs listed here (where I got all
of your email addresses) and your cooperation, I feel confident we can
give a real shot in the arm to the campaign.
I don’t think any
of us believe that our endorsement of Thompson alone means that much in
the long run. But working together, uniting for one day and speaking
with one voice, I think we could make a significant impact on Fred’s
chances in Iowa. After all, when the candidate you support rolls the
dice as Fred has, the least we can do is back his play to the best of
No need to respond to this email. Just do it.
Right Wing Nuthouse
You can donate to Fred using my Slatecard on the sidebar or here:
Also I almost forgot to post the new ad by Fred08.
Also if you missed Flopping Aces list of Fredhead Bloggers here is the updated list.
Lastly, I figured an update was in order to list some new endorsements for Fred Thompson in the blogosphere. In the last post I listed these so far:
John Hawkins of Rightwing News, Erick Erickson of RedState.Com, Pejman of RedState, Eugene Volokh of Volokh’s Conspiracy, Polipundit of Polipundit, Ala from Blonde Sagacity, Beth at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Kender at Kender’s Musings, Gribbit at Gribbit’s Word, Bill Quick of Daily Pundit, Misha of Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller, Bob Krumm, Brandon at Conservative Superiority, Curt at Flopping Aces, Darrell of Alpha Patriot, Jimmie of the Sundries Shack, Justin Higgins of Right on the Right, Kim du Toit, MacRanger of Macsmind, Rick Moran of Right Wing Nuthouse, Mike Hendrix of Cold Fury, Rob Port of Say Anything, Stix of Stix Blog, TraderRob of Opinipundit, William Dyer of Beldar Blog, Nate of Irate-Nation, William Teach of Pirate’s Cove
Not to mention Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Former Sen. George Allen (R-VA), Former Sen. Al D’Amato (R-NY), Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK), California State Sen. Tom McClintock, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), former CA State Senator Dick Mountjoy, and Tom Tancredo’s former Iowa State Chairman Bill Salier.
As I said before, good company to be in.
Here is a list opf Participating Blogs from Fredfile:
- The Discerning Texan
- Right Wing Nuthouse
- silent E speaks
- Traction Control
- Daily Pundit
- Faultline USA
- Stop the ACLU
- Right Truth
- Pierre Legrand’s Pink Flamingo Bar
- Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
- The Sundries Shack
- Wake Up America
- Bob Krumm
- bRight & Early
- Virginians for Fred Thompson
- The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles
- The Daily Ramble
- Pirate’s Cove
- No Runny Eggs
- Invincible Armor
- Stix Blog
- Mr. Skulduggery
- Classical Values
- Matt Moran
- NW Republican
- Try 2 Focus
- The Virginian
- Gribbit’s World
- Brain Droppings
- the lower casefiles
- Musings of a Political Wonk, Charity Ronin, & Oracle Hack
- Flopping Aces
- Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger
- An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
- Hennessy’s View
- Language Major
- Emerald Gryphon
- Redstate’s jforFRED
- The Patriot Room
- American Nonsense
- Blogs for Fred Thompson
- Reformed Chicks Blabbing