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Archive for June 19th, 2008

The Ed Morrissey Shoe Show for June 19th

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

I need to remember to do this more often. Here is Ed Morrisey discussing the topics of the day from 3pm to 4pm via a live videostream:
Webcast by Ustream.TV

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NC Democrat Video Tying McCrory To President Bush

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

This is a move that is likely to win conservatives over to McCrory

I kid you not! Just watch it:

For those of us who have been concerned about GOP Candidate for Governor Pat McCrory being RINO, the North Carolina Democrat Party has decided to help us see McCrory in a more favorable light. This is one of those rare commercials that work just as effectively (perhaps more) in getting people to vote for the candidate the makers don’t want you to vote for!!!

Pat McCrory Campaign Website

Hat Tip: Betsy Muse at Blue NC for embedding the video at Blue NC.

Posted in candidates, GOP, NC Governor, NCDP, north carolina, Pat McCrory, Politics | Leave a Comment »

A Deal on FISA Reached

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

Red State is reporting that a compromise has been reached on Telecom Immunity:

If the companies can show a federal district court judge “substantial evidence” they received a written request from the attorney general or head of an intelligence agency stating the president authorized the surveillance and determined it to be lawful, the cases against them will be dismissed.

Source: Red State

Won’t lefties be upset when they discovered they all had permission. At least the Democratic Leadership figured out a way to reach a compromise that their nutroots won’t see coming!!!

Of course, the Idiot Ron Paul Supporters will still squeal about imaginary lost liberties.

Posted in 110th Congress, Homeland Security, Terrorism, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

The Left Wants A "Comforter-in-Chief"

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

Cue the sad violin music:

Can someone call the White House and see if the president is interested in coming to Iowa, Illinois or Missouri and comforting Americans in need?

The above quote is from Where Is The Outrage, the blog of a local lefty and radio host. He, and his fellow travelers are whining for a Nanny State, where the President would be the person to tuck us in at night, and wipe the tears from our eyes when he skin our knees.

Give me a break! If the President did show up…they’d complain about the cost of the trip and the disruption of the rescue and relief efforts (which would be true). He’ll show up later, when the critical phase of the rescue and relief efforts are well underway.

**update** 12.51pm

I just got a news alert that Bush is touring the area as I type this. Okay…will the angry, hurting lefty note this with an apology? I didn’t think so either.

Posted in asheville, Concepts, disaster, lefty blogs | 5 Comments »

News for June 19th

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

Yesterday, I learned that we had lost another officer in the line of duty, and posted what info I had on the shooting and the shooter.

Here is where you can send money to help his family:


c/o Michaela Nicole Blanton FBO Brendan Tye Blanton

PO Box 97

Waynesville, NC 28786

Call the SECU at 1-828-452-3570 for more and ask for Allison.

Also, Contributions to the Michaela Nicole Blanton FBO Brendan Tye Blanton fund can be made at any North Carolina State Employees Credit Union branch. Money will go to the wife and baby of Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr.

Locally, Contributions to the Trooper David Blanton Memorial Fund can be made at any of six Mountain Credit Union branches. Those are:

• Asheville: 219 Haywood St., 252-8234.

• Cherokee: 375 Sequoyah Trail, 497-6211.

• Fletcher: 5010 Hendersonville Road, 684-9999.

• Franklin: 746 East Main St., 524-4464.

• Sylva: 30 Highway 107, 586-0425.

• Waynesville: 721 North Main St., 452-2216.

Even a $10 or $20 donation will help the family.

Here is the roundup of other sources covering the murder of Shawn Blanton:

Sylva Herald, the hometown paper.

WYFF Channel 4
Greenville, SC. News Video Family Remembers Him

WLOS Video coverage, with more videos on that page.

Asheville Citizen-Times has details about Blanton’s life, and family.

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

Wong lingered at the shooting scene, calmly searching Blanton while the trooper lay bleeding to death, Clendinin said.

“The whole thing is just a sickening act,” he said.

The shooting set off a “barrage” of 911 calls, Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander said.

Callers gave authorities a good description of Wong, his truck and what had happened.

At the Chevron station just off the Exit 31 ramp, customers in small groups kept walking in and telling store clerk Brandon Luther what they had seen.

“They told me somebody took the cop’s gun and shot him and took off,” he said.

Wong also had maurijuana, pills and three weapons in him at the time of his arrest.

Eastern Band Message Board


There are no words to make this any more bearable. You have the opportunity to help the family of North Carolina Highway Patrolman Shawn Blanton by donating a little money at one of the above locations.

Posted in breaking news, crime, law enforcement, memorial, north carolina, Trooper Down | Leave a Comment »