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Archive for January, 2008

U.S. Senator Dole Meets Secretly with Gates County Commissioners

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 31, 2008

GATES COUNTY NC NEWS — While campaigning in northeastern North Carolina this weekend, North Carolina’s U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole made two unexpected stops in Gates County. A predominantly rural Democrat county, which is listed as one of two North Carolina counties considered for location of our U.S. Navy’s new Outlying Landing Field (OLF).

Although Senator Dole was on the campaign trail, this did not deter her from taking time attended a secret meeting of Gates County Board of Commissioners of Saturday 26, 2008. The meeting held at 2:15 P.M., and was neither advertised nor open to the public. In attendance of the secret meeting held Saturday was Senator Dole and four of the five Gates County Commissioners, and the County’s Manager:

J.S. Pierce, Chairman
David R. Brown, Vice Chairman
Kenneth Jernigan, Commissioner
Wade Howell Askew, Commissioner

Source: County NC News

Be sure to visit the website to read more about this developing story…

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Republican Debate at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 31, 2008

Here is the entire debate:


And you can read commentary over at You Decide 2008, where they have a forum to discuss the debate.

Posted in 2008, candidates, Debate, GOP, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Ron Paul | Leave a Comment »

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Justice Robert Orr on "Sound Off Buncombe"

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 31, 2008

Justice Robert Orr, candidate for North Carolina Governor, sat down with Richard Bernier and Randy Thomas on a URTV program “Sound Off Buncombe.”

It runs about 30 minutes.

Posted in 2008, candidates, NC Governor, Sound Off Buncombe, URTV, video | Leave a Comment »

WCU Voter Registration by Ron Paul Supporters

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 30, 2008

WCU was invaded by Ron Paul Supporters, and I was there to record the event, in video and photos.

And finally, I made a music video, capturing the essence of the event:

Thank Me!

Posted in Activism, GOP, Ron Paul, video, Votes, wcu | 1 Comment »

I Welcome My RINO Overlords

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 30, 2008

We will fight them on the beaches, We will fight them in the streets, We will fight them house to house, We will fight them in the hills and we will never surrender!

(Apologies to Winston Churchill)

Seriously, we can expect this guy to be a danger to the blogosphere and online activism.

John McCain has won the Florida Primary, and will be coronated King of the GOP by the media, and Democrats will dance with glee at the prospects of a win-win election for them in November. They will get a Democrat no matter who wins, and they will hope that Conservatism has been killed, or relegated to a minor constituency in the GOP.

I think not. We will resist this man every step of the way of the nomination process. We will teach our children quietly, then one day, we will rise up, and topple the evil RINO Coalition.

Here are a few links on the McCain Mutiny Victory:

|RACE 4 2008| Congratulations to McCain – the Death of a Movement

|RACE 4 2008| The McCain Coalition

|GATEWAY PUNDIT| Rudy Will Endorse McCain on Wednesday

|REDSTATE| Florida Primary Day — MCCAIN WINS

|RIEHL WORLD VIEW| Lawrence Welk Delivers Victory Speech In Florida

|WIZBANG| McCain, Inc.

I have updated my National Page and my War Page at West Carolina Report. I will have the WNC and NC Pages updated by 10am.

Posted in 2008, Conservatism, John McCain, primary, RINO | Leave a Comment »

Gathering of Eagles vs Veterans For Peace

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 29, 2008

Here is a photo I swiped from Pam:

Now go see the rest of the photos.

Posted in anti-American protesters, Conservative Counter Protest, Gathering of Eagles | Leave a Comment »

(VIDEO) 2008 State of the Union Address

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 29, 2008

The entire address will play in the player below:

And here is a link to the transcript, and here is my favorite clip, lifted from Quinn & Rose:

Posted in 2008, Audio, George W. Bush, President, Quinn and Rose, video | Leave a Comment »

Evangelicals for Mitt

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 28, 2008

The 2008 election is for president, not pastor. We want a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter by articulating and implementing a values-based governing strategy. This is just what Mitt Romney did as governor and will do as president.

Governor Romney Shares Our Political & Moral Values

Political and moral values are informed by — but not the same as — one’s religion. That’s why we are not casting our votes based on whose theology we like most. History shows that to be a poor approach.

For example, in 1980 voters had two choices: a divorced movie actor who did not regularly attend church and was not on good terms with all of his children, and a once-married Southern Baptist whose evangelicalism was at the core of his national identity. Voting on the basis of whose doctrine was better would have meant electing the second guy — Jimmy Carter — over the first, Ronald Reagan. Excluding those who don’t hold to orthodox Christianity would also have meant excluding such great Americans as Thomas Jefferson — who denied the divinity of Christ — from positions of authority. Is anybody going to argue someone else should’ve written the Declaration of Independence?

Today, we need a president who embraces a comprehensive and positive values agenda: standing for the sanctity of life, protecting traditional marriage, defending religious liberty and basic human rights at home and abroad, combating poverty and disease within the world’s poorest communities, fighting for better quality of life for our citizens, and winning the War on Terror.

We don’t want to say doctrine doesn’t matter — it does, very much, in our churches and in our individual relationships with God. But this is a presidential election, and those are about values. Governor Romney is the only candidate with all the right ones. One of his opponents (Mayor Giuliani) is simply not with conservative evangelicals on our bread-and-butter issues — life and marriage — and perhaps even more disturbingly, another opponent (Governor Huckabee) has virtually nothing to say about winning the War on Terror. That’s probably the ultimate values issue, since the people we are fighting hate our values and want to destroy our civilization.

Source: Evangelicals for Mitt

Commentary

Now that Fred is out of the race, I have been looking for Plan B. I think that Mitt Romney is quickly becoming my next pick. Anyhow, read the info at the above website to see if this guys is a good fit for you.

I make no secret that I am a Christian, and my religious beliefs drive my world view, and expect whoever I choose for President to share as many of them as possible. This is hard because I do not view Mormonism as aChristian denomination. It is an offshoot of the Christian Faith. The new religion shares many of the same values as Christianity does, and that is acceptable to me.

Posted in 2008, Mitt Romney, President, Religious Freedom | Leave a Comment »

ALIPAC Open Letter to Paul & Romney Campaigns

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 28, 2008

The following is from ALIPAC, and you can track the discussion thread
on their message board:

Paul & Romney campaigns:

While the verdict is still out if the GOP Presidential primaries can yield a candidate who is truly opposed to Amnesty for the first time in 30 years, GOP voters are looking at your campaigns closely.

Our organization has widely reported the pro amnesty stances of McCain, Giuliani, and Mike Huckabee along with every Democrat in the race.

With the withdrawal of Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo from the race, our NO AMNESTY list is down to your two campaigns.

Your campaigns have a real opportunity to consolidate support from Republicans who want Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement. The prior supporters of these campaigns, along with the large section of undecided or soft support voters should begin coalescing around the anti-amnesty candidate with immigration enforcement plans.

The Ron Paul campaign is actively working with some of the grass roots organizations in the immigration enforcement movement and recently received the endorsement of about 20 groups and activists in the South West United States.

The Mitt Romney campaign has received high level endorsements from Congressmen Tancredo, King, and Roharbacher along with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

As GOP voters, activists, and organizations, struggle to decide who they will vote for and send contributions to, we have three questions for each of your campaigns.

Questions

1. Will your campaign respond to Senator Jeff Sessions’s candidate survey, which is designed to give voters greater insight to your campaigns true stances on immigration enforcement Vs. Amnesty for illegal aliens?

2. Will your campaign sign NumbersUSA’s “No Amnesty Pledge” which pro amnesty candidate Mike Huckabee has signed to try and cover his true touchback amnesty intentions?

3. What efforts will your campaign make, if any, to reach out to, and secure support from, the hundreds of immigration enforcement groups and activists that have formed across the country to address America’s illegal immigration crisis?

These three factors are the top things we will be looking at in relation to your campaigns during these last days before Super Tuesday.

We anxiously await your response to these questions and possible action on the items detailed within this letter.

Kind Regards,

William Gheen
President, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
http://www.alipac.us
Post Office Box 30966, Raleigh, NC 27622-0966
Tel: (919) 787-6009 Toll Free: (866) 329-3999
FEC ID: C00405878

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is a 527 corporation Political Action Committee registered with the FEC. Founded on 9/11/2004, ALIPAC represents over 25,000 Americans of all races and political parties which constitute the core activists and audience in America fighting for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement. We only work with non violent and non racist groups and are dedicated to attrition enforcement, the reversal of illegal immigration, and the enforcement of America’s existing immigration laws.

Posted in 2008, ALIPAC, illegal immigration, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul | Leave a Comment »

West Carolona Report for Jan 28th; Venus and Jupiter Near Each Other In Morning Sky

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 28, 2008

I’ve updated the news headlines at West Carolina Report for today, and apologize for not being able to update them over the weekend…a retard took out a power pole down the road, and the phone line got corrupted enough with cross talk to ruin the internet connection.

Maybe the lines will get upgraded enough to allow for DSL instead of the pokey 42K I currently suffer under.

Anyhow, enjoy this photo I took this morning of Jupiter and Venus as they approach each other in the morning sky, reaching just half a degree of each other on February 1st, about the size of the full moon in the sky. If I remember, I’ll post photos of that as well, as well as the moon when it joins them a few mornings later.

Photo Details
Exposure Time: 8 seconds
F-Number: F/3.2
Focal Length: 6mm
Camera: Kodak Easyshare Z710

Posted in astronomy, news, space, West Carolina Report | Leave a Comment »