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Information About Bruce Elmore, Jr.

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 30, 2006

I’ve been poking around, trying to find out what the deal with Bruce Elmore, Jr is, and how he fits in with the Andrew Reed situation.
I found two items posted at Unknown News that reveal a little.

Item #1


The most important thing in the items is the ACLU connection. More below.

Below is an excerpt from the Asheville Global Report from Nov 2002:

Asheville, North Carolina, Nov. 19 (AGR)— Asheville Chief of Police Will Annarino presented a proposed anti-begging, sleeping outdoors ordinance at approximately 10:30pm at the Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The ordinance was passed unanimously by city council members despite requests from a vocal majority of citizens at the meeting asking the council to seek more community-oriented solutions to the area’s homelessness problem instead of resorting to legal measures.

All types of solicitation are now illegal in the central downtown area, including those of the Salvation Army, the Girl Scouts, and street musicians with open guitar cases or hats asking for tips. Although inquired about by council members Holly Jones and Jim Ellis, permits are unlikely to be a possible alternative for such groups. According to city attorneys, it is necessary to ban all forms of solicitation to avoid an unconstitutional restriction on speech content.

Bruce Elmore, representing the WNC American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) at the council meeting, called the criminalization of begging or sleeping in public an infringement on First Amendment freedom of speech and assembly rights. In the judiciary, restrictions on the content of speech must survive a “strict scrutiny” review — meaning that in order to pass constitutional muster, a compelling government interest must be present. Elmore stated he felt the court would find attractiveness to tourists and the free flow of pedestrian traffic to be important but not compelling governmental interests.

Then, I found more that led me to a local blogger, who keeps the WLOSers fan club informed, just scroll down past the racy photos to the sex offender news section:

The sex offender news
Michelle Boudin, who rode the sex offender news last year hard, got back on the train again. There must be something in the WLOSer manual that says that every infotainment-cast must contain at least one sex offender story. Just look at how much mileage NBC has gotten out of their little sting operation, where they pose as a 13-year-old girl looking for sex and invite any and all pervs to meet with them. That makes for some damn good video.

Anyway, all Boudin had was news about a bill proposed in the state House that would keep convicted sex offenders from living with 1,000 feet of a school, and prevent convicted sex offenders from going with 500 feet of a school, unless there was special permission. Michelle talked to attorney Bruce Elmore, a member of the ACLU, who said the bill wasn’t fair.

And, lastly, I will leave you with this post, at gopunditgo, where Bruce Elmore, Jr is again representing a sex offender aginst the town of Woodfin, NC.

A Superior Court judge Tuesday upheld a Woodfin ordinance barring sex offenders from the town’s three public parks.

David Standley, 43, a registered sex offender living in Woodfin, sued the town in August 2005. The N.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union backed his case.

Standley argued in his lawsuit the ordinance was too broad, in part by including people who have never committed sex crimes against children.

He was convicted in 1987 in Florida of attempted sexual battery with a weapon against an adult and served three years and six months in jail, according to the N.C. Department of Justice sex offender registry.

“I think it’s likely that we’ll appeal,” said Bruce Elmore, Standley’s attorney. “I think he had a strong constitutional case.”

Coverage by Stop The ACLU

We need to keep the pressure on, and enact change that would result in longer sentences for those convicted of sex crimes, most especially those against children, whom the ACLU seem to have forgotten. We need to keep reminding them, over and over and over. Perhaps we need to take a page from our “progressive” friends and protest, with signs in hand…as I understand is happening as I type this. I hope WLOS gets some good shots, and finally give this story the coverage other national media will.

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The Coalition To Preserve Civiliation

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 30, 2006

Get Thee Hence. Do Something. Others Are. Won’t You?

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Heads Up America Going Away, Again

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 30, 2006

Friday will be the last day for Heads Up America as the show will be going into hiatus for a while, perhaps to be resurrected as an interview show in February of 2007. The web presence, however, will not go away. The message forum will survive, on another URL. Stay tuned to this page for further details.

Ken and his callers are one of the reasons I got into blogging. He seems to attract a certain type of caller. One of his questions to people is, “What about solutions?” I saw early on that education was one of the solutions, and education, in my opinion, begins with awareness. Part of my mission is to raise awareness to what is going on around us by finding out what is going on, and posting links to where I find the stories, with perhaps a little commentary thrown in before I send you on your way.

Another one of his sayings is, “Seldom Is The Issue The Issue.” He picked it up from a pastor in the Atlanta area and has made good use of it, taking it out of his pocket from time to time and handing it to a caller or guest, and asking them to apply the saying to the issue they are addressing. Some interesting discussions have ensued, and I have enjoyed them.

A large majority of his callers are active in their communities, and not a few have stood for election. But one thing Ken and his callers share is the ability to think, and to laugh. When a new caller joins the crowd, they are more likely than not to be a thinker as well, so I will say that I believe all his listeners are thinkers as well. I know they have had some good laughs.

Things are looking up for Ken as he has been preparing for a public speaking endeavour about which I will be posting on in the future. I believe he will go where he is Led.

I will miss the fun times listening to the show, as it kept me company in the woods on my Walkman, or on my computer on rainy days. After Friday’s show, my Walkman will get some rest on weekdays between 9am and noon.

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Asheville Kiddie Porn Producer Had Friends In Very High Places

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 30, 2006

Child Molester and Child Pornography Producer Andrew Reed apparently received special treatment in the selection of the judge to adjudicate the case.
Judge Robert Lewis retired in 1995, but was brought out of retirement to hear the case. North Carolina Chief Justice Sarah Parker (a Democrat also) signed off on the paperwork. There is more information on formerly retired Judge Robert Lewis, but I will wait for others to reveal, perhaps Thursday night or Friday night. Several national media figures are looking toward Buncombe County.

The Defense Attorney was Bruce Elmore, Jr.

For those of you with a strong stomach, you can read court documents associated with the case here.

I heard NC House Representative Bruce Goforth on the North Carolina News Network today say that the NC General Assembly will be passing legislation that will make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to live or be within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, or church. This is totally unenforceable hogwash—unless the state cordons off these areas and screens everyone who passes through. This is typical “feel good” legislation that accomplishes nothing, like those stupid signs some businesses have informing you that concealed weapons are not allowed on the premises. Unless you frisk everyone, you’ll never know.

We don’t need more laws, we just need to enforce the ones we already have!!!

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The Beginning of the End?

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 29, 2006

Western civilization – life as we know it – is under attack, and
indeed has even reached a very dangerous point. Some may even think it
is a point of no return.
Not just because in recent months Muslim groups around the world
insisted that the pope apologize for merely quoting someone else. No,
not just because the prime minister of Denmark had to grovel to the
Muslim nations for a cartoon that appeared in a Danish newspaper, over
which he had no control whatsoever. No, not even just because
President Bush rushed into a Muslim mosque in Washington, D.C., after
Sept. 11, 2001, declaring that Islam is a religion of peace.

Read the rest here.

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My Response to Right Wing Guy

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 29, 2006

We must possess the spirit portrayed by the humans as discussed in this video clip.
When we get our workarounds in place to sidestep the Legacy Media, the world will tremble at our fury.

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Nonie Darwish On Heads Up America

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 28, 2006

Nonie Darwish is an American Muslim of Arab origin. A freelance writer and speaker, she runs the website Arabs For Israel.

She will be on Heads Up America this morning, after the 10am or 11am newsbreak. All times are Eastern.
You can listen to the webstream here.

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Astronomers Select Hubble Top Ten Photos

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 28, 2006

This is the Cone Nebula, my favorite. It looks like there is an exhausted cartoon cat lying on its back at the very top of the cone. Anyhow, click here to see what photos made the list.

Hat Tip: Ed

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An Inconvenient Review, and Preview

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 27, 2006

This is a Skeletal Review of Al Gore’s Slide Show of Doom, “An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning.”

As my Regular Reader knows, I posted on the gifting of the DVD last Wednesday. I watched it on my computer, and had to fight myself to keep from taking notes and jotting down responses as I watched it.

Technically, as to the editing, music and performance, I thought it was well made.

Factually, as to the evidence and conclusions, it was so wrong that the only way to address the errors is with a feature-length response. Which, by the way, I am working on, and wondering why no one else has done so. The scientific errors are gross and capable of being corrected by any high school science student.

Follow Up, as to suggestions of what you can do to help stop global warming…Stand By.

One huge, glaring error that I must needs correct right away:

Al Gore stated that there was a bipartisan effort to bring down Communism. That is such a bald-faced lie I am left speechless. Democratic attempts to prop up Communism was one of the reasons I left the Democratic Party. Who fought President Ronald Reagan, every step of the way? If you guessed Democrats, step to the head of the class.

Responding to this movie will be a fun project, and I intend to film most of it with my Photosmart M525 6.0 Megapixel Digital Camera. Unless someone wishes to donate a real video camera to the project!!!
Those who don’t know me, can send a response to ThunderPigBlog AT gmail DOT com, and those who know me can use one of my usual email addresses, and my rich friends can leave donations on my doorstep. ;^)

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Asheville Kiddie-Porn Case Goes World-wide

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 26, 2006

A local case I’ve been following on Heads Up America has finally been picked up by a news outlet that has been ignored and covered up by the local liberal “progressive” media, the case of Democratic Activist Andrew Reed as handled by Democratic District Attorney Ron Moore, and Democratic Judge Robert Lewis.

Andrew Douglas Reed
An excerpt:

His offenses involved a long list of counts that he used the Internet to collect and share graphic child pornography – mostly involving children as young as six who were filmed “engaged in sex acts with adults or other children,” according to a local news report.

State investigators said Reed used an e-mail account to post 169 images and three movies containing child pornography on file-sharing networks over the last several years.

District Attorney Ron Moore


The court report noted that under the plea agreement, “That defendant will plead guilty to all 15 counts and the state agrees that they will be consolidated into four counts for sentencing.”
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation had worked on a sting for more than a year to stop his operations, authorities said.
Reed, who also worked as a columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times, often wrote in support of the “gay” agenda in the region.
State records show he was brought into the prison system on Nov. 15. And when he gets out, he cannot “linger, loiter nor spend time at locations where persons under eighteen (18) years of age are likely to be present, including but not limited to: parks, playgrounds, school yards, arcades or places frequented by children(s) activities and such similar places whose purpose is the care, entertainment or education of such persons under eighteen (18) years of age.”
He also won’t be allowed to work as a volunteer or employee for any organization that serves children, but he will have to go through psychological treatment and go through a sexual abuse treatment program.

Read the story here.

Here is a poll about Andrew Reed’s light sentence.

Maybe this case will bring more people out of the woodwork to expose this type of biased sentencing, and other shenanigans surrounding conduct in and around the Buncombe County Court System. In particular, cases concerning District Attorney Ron Moore and Clerk of Court Bob Christie. There are also some severe problems with the Department of Social Services and the Family Courts in Buncombe County, and throughout North Carolina. Stay tuned for more developments in these area, as we apply more levers to the situations. The Revolution has only begun…

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