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Winter Weather For WNC

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Weather Advisory

Click on the links above to see what’s forecast for your area of the mountains.

Source: National Weather Service

According to the forecast for my little corner of WNC, I can expect anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of snow, and up to a quarter inch of ice, which will be lovely if it doesn’t interrupt my power.

So, if I ‘m not posting tomorrow, you’ll know what’s up.

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Democrat Debate Videos from Nevada

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

The whole debate can be watched here, each clip will play in turn.

Hat Tip: You Decide 2008

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911 Audio Released From Tiger Attack

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

Here is yet another incident where an armed citizenry could have defended themselves if they had only had firearms.

Here are a few articles:

SAN FRANCISCO – “It’s a matter of life and death!” the caller screamed, but a 911 dispatcher said there was a delay: Paramedics needed to make sure the tiger loose in the San Francisco Zoo wasn’t going to attack them.

Either Paul or Kulbir Dhaliwal made the 911 call from outside a zoo cafe on Dec. 25, asking that a helicopter be brought in to rescue his brother, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday.

By the time the call heard on the nearly seven-minute recording ends, the escaped Siberian tiger already had killed the Dhaliwals’ friend, 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr., outside the animal’s enclosure and was creeping closer to the cafe.

“At the cafe, we have the tiger!” an officer shouts into his radio just after 5:27 p.m., according to a recording of police dispatch traffic, about four minutes after the call between the brother and the 911 dispatcher ends. “We have the tiger attacking the victim!”

Source: Charlotte Examiner
Related: San Fransisco Zoo Correspondence sent to members and supporters.

You can listen to the audio at SFGate, if you have the stomach for it.


I wonder if the San Fransisco Zoo has a “No Guns Allowed” policy? Perhaps the survivors should look into suing the Zoo because they were disarmed, and proper protection was not not provided by the facility?

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Delegate Count After Michigan

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

Here is what I have so far:


  1. Romney…..66
  2. McCain……30
  3. Huckabee..17
  4. Thompson..8
  5. Paul……….4
  6. Uncomm…..3
  7. Giuliani…….1
  8. Hunter……..1

So, from all the Legacy Media coverage, you would think that Romney, McCain, and Huckabee were all somehow roughly equivalent to another so far. Not so. In the delegate count, Romney has more than twice the delegate count as does MCain, and McCain has a little less than double the number Huckabee has, who, in turn, has twice what Thompson has, and we are only four states in!


  1. Clinton….97 (24 w/o MI)
  2. Uncomm.55
  3. Obama….25
  4. Edwards..18

If the Michigan delegates are counted, Hillary has a commanding lead over Obama, and if they are not, she is behind by one, with the uncommitteds being double what they have. Edwards is still in it, with 7 delegates less than Obama.

I expect a real fight at the Democrat Convention over whether or not to count the Michigan delegates.

February the 5th will be the date that separates the contenders from the pretenders.

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Press Release: Mumpower’s Last Stand: Shuler Being Used by Corrupt Tribal Interests?

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

Press Release/Position Statement

-From the desk of the Candidate-

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mumpower’s Last Stand: Shuler Being Used by Corrupt Tribal Interests?

A front-page story in last Sunday’s Asheville Citizen-Times revealed that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians spent over $100,000 last year to influence members of Congress, including $4,600 to North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler. Yet, due to special exemptions, Indian tribes are not required to publicly disclose those contributions – as must other pressure groups like unions, political action committees, and corporations.

None of this comes as any surprise to 11th District Republican candidate Carl Mumpower, who last October criticized the tribe as having become a “corrupted special interest” at odds with the “common interests of the taxpaying citizens of Western North Carolina.”

“Add the Federal handouts and entitlements to the fact that their lobbyists aren’t bound by the same campaign finance laws as everyone else…it all just stinks,” said Mumpower. “The Cherokee dole out their cash to elected officials for the same reason as any other lobbyist does: to buy influence, plain and simple. Remember, Mr. Shuler sits on the congressional committee that oversees Indian Affairs. Just follow the money…it looks to me like Mr. Shuler’s influence is an attractive purchase for the Cherokee.”

Mumpower has previously announced that he will accept no campaign funds from unions, businesses, political action committees or other influence groups during his run for the seat currently held by Shuler. “Of course, money is a part of any serious campaign,” said Mumpower, “but ultimately, our success will come from consistent and principled positions and the support of the voters. My focus on the common good and the needs of ordinary folks cannot be bought through the shady dealings of influence peddlers with deep pockets…no matter what the color of their skin or sense of entitlement.”

Carl Mumpower is a candidate for the US House of Representatives.

His website is here.

End of Press Release.

For a better understanding of this issue, you may refer to the AC-T article by clicking here, or if it is no longer available, click here for my saved copy.

And, there are people fighting the corruption of the Cherokee Tribal Leaders, and I stand with them in their fight against their corrupt leaders, and the capricious editing at the AC-T [link to published letter] [link to my saved copy].

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Mitt Romney Wins Michigan! Thank You Krazy Kos Kidz!

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2008

I am not sure what kind of effect the Daily Kos Endorsement of Mitt Romney had on the primary, but I like to think it had the effect of putting him over the top of McCain:

  1. Mitt Romney……….39%
  2. John McCain……….30%
  3. Mike Huckabee……16%
  4. Ron Paul………………6%
  5. Fred Thompson…….4%
  6. Rudy Giuliani………..3%

Now, if someone else can win South Carolina, even if it is the hated Huckabee, we will see John McCain’s Campaign begin to suffer. The superfast primary schedule will help mitigate the effects of a loss…but repeated losses will have an effect.

I think only Huckabee, McCain, Paul, and Romney campaigned in Michigan, and accordingly, they got the top four slots.

Here are the Democrat results:

  1. Hillary Clinton……56%
  2. Uncommitted……..39%
  3. Dennis Kucinich….4%
  4. Mike Gravel………..1%

The Democrat Michigan primary was a weird affair, with the delegates not going to be seated at the party convention because they moved their primary up against the approval of the Democrat Party Elites. Clinton, Kucinich, and Gravel were the only ones to campaign. The kooks Kucinich and Gravel only managed 5% between them, proving that even the Democrats cannot stomach their insane stands on the issues.

Edwards and Obama urged their supporters to vote uncommitted in the contest, and 39% did so.

So, in a very unlikely turn of events, I wish to thank the Krazy Kos Kidz for whatever help they have lent to conservatism by supporting a candidate more conservative than John McCain!

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