Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #59-The Duncan Hunter One

Thirteen Things about Duncan Hunter

As a way to help the political electorate out there, I figure I would do some Thursday Thirteens here and there about the folks running for the highest office in the land. Of course, it was too late for some people (Sorry Tommy Thompson, Joe Biden & Chris Dodd) but the show must go on.

Before I run out of time and he quits the race, lets get 13 things about Duncan Hunter.

1.Duncan Hunter is a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, representing Eastern & Northern parts of San Diego.

2.He was born May 31, 1948 in Riverside, California

3.He served in the US Army in Vietnam and made it to the highest rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded a bronze star

4.One of Hunter's sons also served in the Army, making it to 1st Lieutenant as well after serving in Iraq in 2003 & 2004

5.Hunter served in the House of Reps from 1980 up until this year, when he will not seek re-election to run for President instead. His son, Duncan D, the war hero, will try and replace him in 2008.

6.As of summer 2007, Hunter has missed 31% of the votes in this session of Congress.

7.Hunter is the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, which is currently chaired by Ike Skelton, Democrat of Missouri.

8.Hunter sponsored HR 552, the Right to Life act, which would have protected born and pre born persons. Personhood would have been defined at beginning at conception. Now someone tell me what personhood is exactly. HR 552 never made it to the floor for debate.

9.He also sponsored legislation for a Security fence in Southern California and also tried to make distribution of materials deemed pornographic by parents illegal.

10.Shockingly, Hunter considers himself a True Conservative.

11.Hunter has consistenly gotten less than 3% in National Republican polls, though he has won the Maricopa County Straw Poll and the Spartanburg, South Carolina Straw poll.

12.This seals the deal for me in the other direction, Ann Coulter has endorsed Hunter for President

13.Hunter has finished in 7th place in both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primaries. But he will always have Maricopa County, Arizona.

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Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

you don't like phoenix sparky??

smiles, bee

Jenny McB said...

Scary, frightening, impressive, conservative, and so glad that he's just a blip.

Red S Tater said...

I love it when a lib calls one of my guy's "Scary, frightening, impressive, conservative"... he must be doing something right!


MondaythroughSunday said...

I have not heard of him! Thanks for sharing!

Sparky Duck said...

Bee-I love Phoenix, I was just pointing out Rep Hunter's big win.

Jenny-You know some of those bills were just I am running for president political stunts

Red-Wow, I had the over at 2 hours

Monday-And there is the candidates problem, you have never heard of him

Nicholas said...

Sounds like a nineteenth century throwback to me. Luckily he doesn't have a chance.

Lisa Andel said...

You know where I stand.

And why.

Matt-Man said...

"Duncan Hunter...Right for Anthrax Coulter, Wrong for Normal Thinking People." Cheers Sparky!!

Aline de Chevigny said...

Hmmm LOL never heard of him LOL
Yeah this week is dragging
Happy TT


Amy Ruttan said...

Canadian politics are so different. We decide to have a vote for a new Prime Minister and a couple months of campaigning later we have a New PM.

Darla said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for helping keep us informed!

Open Grove Claudia said...

I'm completely fascinated because I have no idea who this guy is! He seems like a cool kid.... (shrugging) Great list!

Happy TT!

Nissa said...

Wow- I can't believe McCain doesn't have Phoenix wrapped up.. Okay, considering all his recent ideal changes, I guess I can. But I can't believe they're going with this guy!

Anne Coulter scares me.

Happy TT!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The fact that this guy is so far off most radars makes you wonder how fair and unbiased the media is.

Or it just makes you relieved.

You pick.

julia said...

LOL Susan! I'll pick the 'just makes you relieved' for 500.

Danielle said...

So many candidates...and so many voters ready for a change..

I just don't think a republican will make it this time around!

Starrlight said...

Well if he's good enough for Cooter ....just nevermind :P
Happy TT =)

Valtool said...

If I remember correctly (I can't use the word r-i-g-h-t on this blog), Maricpa County, Arizona has been in the news because the Sheriff there believes in punishment rather than just doing time. He serves minimally basic meals that meet nutritional guidelines but spare no expense, and the underwear the men are given to wear, while definitely men's, are colored pink, just to screw with the convicts. :)

Other details... Arpaio believes that inmates should be treated as harshly as legally possible to emphasize the punishment aspect of their incarceration. Thus, upon his initial election Arpaio began instituting the controversial changes for which he would later become noted.

Arpaio began to serve inmates surplus food (mainly outdated and oxidized green bologna)[1] and limited meals to twice daily. Meal costs would be reduced to 90 cents per day; as of 2007 Arpaio states that he has managed to reduce costs to 30 cents per day. Certain food items were banned from the county jail, mainly coffee (which also reduced "coffee attacks" on guards), but later salt and pepper were removed from the jail (at a purported taxpayer savings of $20,000/year).

Arpaio banned smoking in the county jail. He also removed pornographic magazines (the ban was later upheld in court) and weightlifting equipment. Entertainment was limited to G-rated movies; the cable TV system (mandated by court order) was severely blocked by Arpaio to limit viewing to those stations Arpaio deems to be "educational", mainly Animal Planet, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, A&E, CNN, and the local government access channel.

Sparky Duck said...

Yea and this post was certainly all about Arpaio in Maricopa County Arizona

Bond said...

I have one question Sparky....



he is not even a blip

ummm Valtool:

"Arpaio began to serve inmates surplus food (mainly outdated and oxidized green bologna)[1]"

two things...first better they eat that crap then letting Halliburton use it to feed our troops. Also, if you are going to make comments on a blog why are you using direct pickups from wikipedia (note the [1] at the end of that sentence)

The Rock Chick said...

Hmmmm...I knew nothing about this guy! Had I, I certainly would have included him on my "suspects who took my Obama button" list! :)

Happy TT
Jessica The Rock Chick