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Christmas Tree

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

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Ron Paul Blimp Will Not Make it to Tea Party

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

Our operatives have reported success with their mission to delay the launch of the Ron Paul Blimp, and it will not be able to make the Boston Tea Party on the 16th.

Keep up with the flight path here, and watch for surprises!

Watch intermittent Webstreaming here. Too bad it won’t embed like my service. It will embed…see below.

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Watch live video from ronpaulblimp on
Courtesy of Paulpatine News Net

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NAFTA Super Highway Corridor #18

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

This is interesting.

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(Another) Burglar Shot Dead in Texas

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

A southwest Harris County homeowner shot and killed a man he discovered climbing into a window of his house at about 2:15 a.m. today, investigators said.

Steven Dunbar, 44, died in the window of the home in the 3400 block of Cascadia, Harris County sheriff’s homicide Det. Rolf Nelson said.

Nelson declined to name the homeowner but said the man, 32, was asleep in the house with his wife, a son, 6, and an infant daughter when he heard a loud noise.

“The homeowner says he heard a loud noise, possibly a gunshot, that startled him out of bed,” Nelson said. “As he got up, he said he heard another loud noise and he said the house was shaking.”

The man had retrieved a pistol he keeps and was on his way to investigate the noises when he heard glass breaking in a bedroom.

“When he entered that bedroom, he said he saw a burglar coming through a broken window,” Nelson said. “He shot several times and struck the burglar several times, killing him at the scene.”

Source: Houston Chronicle

Which gives me an excuse to embed the video of Quanell X’s aborted demonstration in the neighborhood of Joe Horn…the community ran him and his thugs off!

Video Courtesy Blogs of War

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(VIDEO) Rush Limbaugh on Fred Thompson

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

How can I add to what Rush said?

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Former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford Arrested Feds Charge Corruption

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 14, 2007

There are many outlets covering this arrest, but by far the best covergae is to found at The Asheville City Paper:

Democracy NC, a Raleigh-based election watchdog group, documented more than $100,000 in campaign contributions to state legislators from the video poker industry during the 2004 election. The biggest recipient was former House Speaker Jim Black who used his office to block video poker bans repeatedly passed by the state senate. Finally, in 2006, with Black fending off an onslaught of corruption charges, the ban was approved in a 114-1 House vote and signed into law. The machines became illegal on July 1 of this year. Black is now in prison.

In Buncombe County, contributors tied to video poker made generous donations to Medford’s campaigns. He took in $12,300 from machine owners or operators in 2006 and $2,400 for the 2002 election. In addition, the Medford campaign reported dozens of $100 anonymous cash donations, with cash receipts totaling $4,789 in 2006, and an impressive $17,024 in 2002.

To put this in some perspective, Medford reported total receipts of $72,000 in 2006; so known video poker operators pitched in 17 percent of the total while seven percent of proceeds were anonymous cash. Van Duncan, who defeated Medford in that election, took in $120,000, none of which came from anyone visibly linked to video poker, and collected $2260.56 or two percent in cash. Anonymous cash donations up to $100 each were completely legal until Jan. 1, 2007, when a new campaign finance law reduced that figure to $50.

Looking back to 2002, Medford’s challenger Mike Ruby didn’t record a single donation from a video poker interest while his cash donations totaled $9,074.

Source: Asheville City Paper

Cecil Bothwell, despite his lefty leanings, is a very good reporter. You should include his new venture on your reading list. I fully expect him to cover the eventual arrest of DA Ron Moore someday with equal treatment as he has this case. Perhaps Moore will retire “elsewhere” because the noose is tightening.

My personal view is that corruption of public officials is inevitable where gambling is concerned. I fully believe this type of activity has gone on in all the western counties, and that there is corruption involved in the NC “Education” Lottery, as well as at the Casino in Cherokee. The Casino is a very good place to launder money.

Here are other places covering the arrest, many introducing their own spin (and humor) into the mix:

Asheville Citizen-Times



Mountain Xpress

Scrutiny Hooligans

Tale A Stand done! (The Audio of the first two hours is mixing down from WAV to MP3 format (still a huge file at 104MB)…will replace with link to WWNC when (or if) they get their copy uploaded to the internet)
Download MP3 if embed doesn’t work for you.

Topix Poetry

Where’s the Outrage?

Wild West

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