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Media Bias in Portraying Those Opposed To Zoning

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 31, 2006

There is an article in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times which, to me, reflect a calculated portrayal of anti-zoning advocates as ignorant hillbillies who live in the past.
Here is an excerpt:

When Buncombe County asked residents in 1999 whether they favored countywide zoning, Beth Woody was among the majority opposed to the idea.

But now that a developer wants to put more than 100 houses above her home in Britain Cove northeast of Weaverville, she feels differently.

“I did cut my nose off to spite my face, and I guess I’m paying the price,” Woody said. “I don’t think any of us realized … what the future was going to be.”

Recent conversations with county residents indicate a growing concern about the pace of development in the county’s rural areas and some new attitudes about land use controls that may result in adoption of a countywide zoning ordinance in 2007.

There are also other portions of the article which lay more weight on the zoning side of the issue from demographic data, along with “victims” of the fact that the government cannot protect them from other people practicing their Property Rights and ruining their view of the mountains.

Fellow Property Rights Advocates: Go read the article, and start your opposition now. They have already started their Campaign For Zoning, and they have more money, resources, and they are organized.

I will let you know about organizations I am aware of who are opposed to zoning, where you can go to help keep the government off your property, and your neighbors property.

If your group is opposed to this Property Rights Grab, drop me a line in the comments of this post, or send me an email.

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As Expected, The Jawas Have The Money Shot

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 31, 2006

Of Saddam Dancing With The Devil

Go check out the cellphone video at The Jawa Report. Be patient with the cerebral palsy suffering video-phone operator, and wait until the end, when the guy gets a close up of Saddam hanging by his neck.

The crowd chants, “Muhammad” some before and after Saddam is sent to await final judgment.

I’ve been patrolling several leftist blogs and message boards over the weekend, and my belief that we will be forced to fight another civil war in this country was only strengthened by the vitriolic hatred for Truth, Justice, and the American Way was palpable.

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Pig Races Start in Katy, Texas

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 30, 2006

Read about it at The Gates of Vienna

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Leftists Resist Wealth Creation in Favor of Theft

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 30, 2006

A Dangerous Obsession

A Dangerous Obsession, Part II

A Dangerous Obsession, Part III

A Dangerous Obsession, Part IV

Many poverty-stricken people in the Third World work harder than most Americans work but, for a number of reasons, they don’t produce as much. That is why these countries are poor.

Transferring wealth from 300 million Americans and spreading it out over more than two billion people in India and China is not going to do much. But enabling more people in India or China to become more productive can help them and us — and has.

Multinational corporations are among the biggest spreaders of greater productivity to Third World countries and they usually pay higher wages than local employers. But moral exhibitionists who are hot for the redistribution of other people’s money are among the biggest critics of multinational corporations.

Mr. Sowell is right on the money, and more people should be educated about the self-destructive nature of Leftist Philosophy.

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It’s Official: Saddam Is In Hell

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 30, 2006

Arab TV Reports Saddam Is Dead!!!! (heard via Fox News)

Update#1 10.33pm

My Neighbors were better prepared than I for the celebration!!!

Update#2 11.12 Drudge posts times the story broke…

CNN Broke at 10:06… NBC first broadcast net to report execution of Hussein at 10:14 pm, ET — CBS went up at 10:18 — ABC up at 10:25…

My time 10.07pm even with dial up!!!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 30, 2006

Thus Ever To Tyrants!!!

Saddam Hussein is expected to be executed by hanging before 10pm tonight EST.

Oh, and one last poke at Saddam before his end:

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Fire at Summit Inn Kills Innkeeper

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 29, 2006

I just found this story about a fire in a local Inn, not more than 4 miles away from my place:

FRANKLIN – Rhonda Lampright woke Thursday morning to the piercing sounds of smoke alarms and screams of “get out, get out.”

She and fiancé Robert Marek of Beaufort, S.C., and six other guests were staying in rooms on the second floor at the back of the historic Summit Inn overlooking downtown Franklin.

Flames cut off any chance for escape down the staircase. Instead, the guests climbed through windows to the roof.

In the front part of the inn, owners Charles “Chuck” Poser and his wife, Nancy, were also trying to escape the fast-moving fire. Both made it outside.

Charles Poser, who authorities suspect might have been searching for the family dog, went back inside.

The father of three adult daughters never came out. On Thursday afternoon, authorities found human remains inside the collapsed structure. Nancy Poser, his wife of 32 years, is hospitalized in a unit in Augusta, Ga., with burns on 80 percent of her arms and face.

Coverage by other media:

Franklin Press


I checked the chamber of commerce site, and they’ve already taken the inn off the directory, but it’s still in the Google Cache, which will available until the page is indexed again.

And the website is here, and my snapshot here, in case it, too, gets taken down. If I get out that way later on this weekend, I’ll take a few shots to give you an idea of the commanding view the place had. I had featured the Inn in a science fiction story I had written back in 1997 in a fan tribute story for the centennial of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds,” in which the Martians landed in modern day Franklin.

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FEC Admonishes Kirk Shelmerdine For Bush Sticker in ’04

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 29, 2006

I am fixing to go into a full-scale rant over this piece of retardedness. I know retardedness is not a word, but I hereby christen it for use as follows:

The State of Being accomplished by years of Insensibility to Free Speech, and the Act of Attempting to Deny Free Speech as It Applies to Politics.

Here is what set me off:

NASCAR driver is rebuked for Bush sticker

It’s no secret that NASCAR drivers skew Republican, which is fine with the Federal Election Commission, just so long as they don’t display their preferences where anyone can see them.

In a decision announced Tuesday, the FEC sent an “admonishment letter” to Kirk Shelmerdine Racing. Kirk Shelmerdine, a former pit boss for the late Dale Earnhardt, has been an unsuccessful, underfunded and undersponsored driver. He has never finished higher than 26th.

So back in 2004, in a move perhaps designed to draw some attention to his car, he placed a “Bush-Cheney ’04” decal on his rear quarter panel, which was otherwise unencumbered by advertising. Democratic activist Sydnor Thompson complained to the FEC, and the agency found that Shelmerdine “may have made an unreported independent expenditure or a prohibited corporate expenditure.”

Former commissioner Bradley Smith dissented in one of the case’s early votes and blogged about the result this week. He has written that in reference to the FEC’s $250 expenditure limit, “evidence is strong that the market value of Shelmerdine’s rear quarter panel was approximately $0, give or take $249.”

Do you want to go down this road? Then that means calling and complaining every time a Hollyrot celebrity speaks for a candidate in a public venue without declaring the value of such statement with the feds. Trust me, we can choke the system with this kind of nonsense. McCain-Feingold is unconstitutional, and I will not follow it. I will go to prison first. Such a thing is as bad as Castro imprisoning dozens of people and librarians because they stocked the wrong books on their shelves that supported Freedom of Speech, despite what these enemies of mankind say.

Former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith will be on MSNBC at 9am and 10.30am to speak about the issue, which he covered here.

One thing these retards do not realize that as a direct result of McCain-Feingold, there is now more soft money than ever in political campaigns. And remember, when someone calls themself, or someone else bipartisan, they are a liar 99% of the time.

It has been a fantasy of mine for quite a while to have a judge threaten to hold me in contempt of court, to which I would reply, “Too late, your honor, I already hold you and your court in contempt.” After which, I would expect to incarcerated, with the joy of saying those words in an open court room to sustain me the rest of my life. People have to start standing up to these Thugs in Black Robes.

Update: 9.00am…

Who Is Sydnor Thompson?

I have done further research into just who Sydnor Thompson, Jr. is, It is far worse than just being a Democratic Activist. This guy is a lawyer (50 yrs plus!), and Judge appointed by Governor Hunt to the North Carolina Court of Appeals who was defeated by Ralph A Walker in 1994. He also has written a memoir, donated to Democracy NC.
He hosted a unique fundraiser in his back yard:

Well, it’s official: Politicians are entertainers. As a fund-raiser for Skip Ward, a District 5 county commission candidate, a group of five politicos were slated to participate in a backyard “Survivor” contest Thursday night at the home of Judge Sydnor Thompson. Sure, the tony Myers Park spot isn’t exactly roughing it, but island-goers were still to be voted off one-by-one after a series of District 5-flavored questions. Ward says he was looking for a new twist to fund-raising.

Source: Charlotte Business Journal Sydnor’s name is highlighted so you can find it easier, as it is in most of the above links.

I wonder if Sydnor is suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome? Perhaps that is why he had a conniption fit over the bumper sticker.

Update#2: 10.14am

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Clinton Had This Guy In The White House How Many Times???

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 28, 2006

Thirty-three years after the fact, the US State Department has finally declassified a document that admits that Yasser Arafat ordered the murder of two US diplomats and a Belgian diplomat in Khartoum in 1973.

Source: Israel Matzav

Hat Tip: Pajamas Media

And they sat on the fact for 33 years!!! I believe it is time for the citizens of this country to use their sovereignty again, and start casting some vetoes on the Foreign Policy of Foggy Bottom. Every last unelected civil servant should be cleared out of the State Department every five years, and no one goes back. Ever!

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Traffic Cam Catches Double Suicide Car Bombing

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 28, 2006

The video below show two cars self-destructing in a parking lot at the entrance to Bagdad International Airport.

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