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Rush Limbaugh Announces Congressman Shuler Has Joined Operation C.H.A.O.S.

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008

Sources [1] [2] [3] have announced that Congressman Shuler will be endorsing Senator Hillary Clinton for President, and just moments ago, the premier radio host in America, Rush Limbaugh, announced that Congressman Shuler has joined Operation C.H.A.O.S.

Listen yourself!

Posted in 2008, Audio, conservative talk, entertainment, fun, Heath Shuler, Hillary Clinton, Rush Limbaugh | 7 Comments »

A Note of Thank You From Carl Mumpower

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008


A Note of Thank You

There is a Vietnamese proverb that speaks to yesterday’s primary – ” When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.”

I wanted to drop a note of thanks to the many people who laid their special touch on yesterday’s success. I know that there were many thoughts, prayers, and actions that went unnoticed – all mattered in the outcome.

We won with limited dollars and a willingness to hold hard to principles as we pushed away from the political power structure. It worked – sometimes in spite of my best efforts. That means something, because we not only won, but we also won right. Therein is a foundation for independent public service with opportunities to shake things up and redefine the model.

With your help we have cleared the first hurdle. We have a strong foundation for the next steps. In short order we will begin an aggressive campaign that will take full advantage of the time, challenges and opportunities between now and November. Your help will be no less important tomorrow that it was yesterday.

A good place to start? We need to hold as many “meet and greets” throughout WNC as possible over the next few months. If you can get a group together, I will bring my stool and portable microphone and we will have a face to face real world question and answer session that I promise will have your friends, church members, neighbors, and others saying, “This man is approaching public service in a new way – he is genuine in his commitment to principle over politics, party, power, or popularity – I want to help”.

Again, please accept my thanks. We did not win a prize last night – we assumed a responsibility – a responsibility that I intend, with your good help, to embrace with a full heart. I am reminded of words of wisdom from Shakespeare on gratitude that seem very real today, “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”


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Holy Flying Logos, Batman!!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008

Lexington, Ala. – Picture the Manhattan skyline filled with Nike swooshes. Or the golden arches of McDonald’s gently drifting over Los Angeles.

A special-effects entrepreneur from Alabama has come up with a way to fill the sky with foamy clouds as big as 4 feet across and shaped like corporate logos — Flogos, as he calls them.

Francisco Guerra, who’s also a former magician, developed a machine that produces tiny bubbles filled with air and a little helium, forms the foam into shapes and pumps them into the sky.

The Walt Disney Co. will use one of the machines next month to send clouds shaped like Mickey Mouse heads into the air at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., Guerra said.

“It’s a shock factor when you look up and there’s a logo over your head,” said Guerra, whose company, Snowmasters Inc., makes machines that churn out fake snow and foam for Hollywood movies and special events.

He developed Flogos at his small factory in northern Alabama — a perfect place for research and development, he said, partly because there aren’t many people around to ask questions about the foam shapes that float above the building on test days.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
Company Website: Flogos
Video: Live Science

And, wouldn’t you know it, there are already short videos of the Flogos on You Tube:

I like the idea, and can think of all kinds of mischief to get into with one of those machines.

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Macon County Primary Results

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008

This is also cross-posted at my local and state issue blog.

Here is how Macon County voted yesterday, with the winner of the race overall for the state or district in bold:

Local Race First…



53.28% 1,363 Jimmy Goodman
46.72% 1,195 Charlie Leatherman

Now, the other stuff, of which Macon County was only a part of the total:



66.57% 3,533 Hillary Clinton
30.47% 1,617 Barack Obama


71.88% 1,943 John McCain
14.76% 399 Mike Huckabee
08.66% 234 Ron Paul
03.22% 87 No Preference



44.17% 1,826 Kay Hagan
33.12% 1,369 Jim Neal


89.56% 2,384 Elizabeth Dole
10.44% 278 Pete Di Lauro



43.29% 1,038 Carl Mumpower
38.53% 924 Spence Campbell
18.18% 436 John Armor



49.99% 2,326 Bev Perdue
47.00% 2,278 Richard Moore


50.88% 1,272 Fred Smith
18.96% 474 Bill Graham
14.92% 373 Pat McCrory
11.92% 298 Bob Orr
03.32% 83 Elbie Powers



41.42% 1,788 Walter Dalton
33.73% 1,456 Pat Smathers


52.17% 1,176 Bob Pittenger
24.22% 546 Jim Snyder
16.19% 365 Tim Cook
07.41% 167 Greg Dority



81.68% 896 Phil Haire
18.32% 201 Bruce Friedman



In the local county commission race, I think the thing that killed Leatherman was his support for building moratoriums, height restrictions, and the HUGE Bond Referendum that threatened to put an onerous burden of debt on future generations of Macon county. That Bond Referendum, and certain Commissioner attitudes about that will be an issue in the General Election locally.


I cannot help but notice that there was a significant protest vote yesterday. 26% voted AGAINST the presumptive nominee. The Ron Paul Supporters might have been able to make something out of that if they had used honey instead of vinegar in their campaign efforts.


The Mumpower Campaign ran a very efficient operation. I thought that they had shot themselves in the foot on FISA, my major policy disagreement with the candidate.


The North Carolina State Board of Elections finally joined the Internet Age with their very prompt posting of results. This, of course, was due to the state being in the National Spotlight because of the Democrat Presidential Contest. I just hope they continue providing this level of statistics…which promises to keep me very busy over the next few weeks as I digest the information.

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Mumpower Video Diary

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008

Richard Bernier, of URTV‘s Sound Off Buncombe, spent the evening with the Carl Mumpower Campaign and here is the video:

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NC Primary: Winners, Losers, and Protesters

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 7, 2008

Here are the preliminary results:

President (DEM)

Percent Votes
Hillary Clinton (DEM)
42.85% 540,775
Mike Gravel (DEM)
0.80% 10,036
Barack Obama (DEM)
54.89% 692,822
No Preference (DEM)
1.47% 18,512

President (GOP)

Mike Huckabee (REP)
12.27% 52,802
Alan Keyes (REP)
2.51% 10,793
John McCain (REP)
74.03% 318,513
Ron Paul (REP)
7.27% 31,298
No Preference (REP)
3.91% 16,818

I guess Mike Huckabee is gonna get 12% whether he runs or not!!! And the presumptive nominee suffers a considerable protest vote to boot.

Do you hear us, McQeeg?


Patrick McHenry (REP)
65.88% 29,408
Lance Sigmon (REP)
34.12% 15,232

Ha Ha! Fake candidate, and tool of progressives everywhere, Lance Sigmon is soundly whipped by McHenry.


Spence Campbell (REP)
41.48% 15,616
Carl Mumpower (REP)
49.00% 18,447
John C. Armor (REP)
9.52% 3,586

Wow! I thought for sure Campbell had bought this race. Now, let’s see if Shuler can be coaxed to have a dozen or so debates across the district…


Richard H. Moore (DEM)
40.55% 484,048
Dennis Nielsen (DEM)
4.03% 48,125
Bev Perdue (DEM)
55.42% 661,479


Bill Graham
9.24% 38,870
Pat McCrory
45.36% 190,816
Bob Orr
6.81% 28,660
E. Powers
0.85% 3,582
Fred Smith
37.73% 158,717

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am in this race. Smith and Orr split the conservative vote, and let a RINO waltz through. Moonbat McCrory…crap, crap, crap!!!

And in local races for Buncombe County Commissioner:


21.45% Holly Jones
14.94% K. Ray Bailey
13.81% Carol Peterson
12.29% Bill Stanley


24.07% Joe Dunn
19.79% John Carroll
17.36% Don Yelton
16.29% Ron McKee

Good Night…I’ve had all I can take.

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