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Archive for July 8th, 2008

Round And Round We Go

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2008

Well, my Verizon DSL is back up and running again. Here’s hoping it stays up.

I’m too tired to take advantage of it today, but will be up before dawn, posting away.

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Live Coverage of Helms Funeral

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2008

If you wish, you may watch live the funeral of Senator Jesse Helms from 2 PM to 3.30 PM today via the embedded player below, which requires Real Player to watch. [Download]



Or, you may watch it on C-SPAN 3 via your television or online.

I will remove the player upon conclusion of the event.

Senator Jesse Helms was one of those men whom history pivoted around.

Without him, Ronald Reagan would probably not have been President, and the triumvirate of American President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the Polish Pope John Paul II would not have brought The Cold War (World War III) to a successful conclusion. We owe this man a great debt of gratitude that we shall never be able to repay.

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NC General Assembly Moves To Block State Auditor

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2008

The NC General Assembly, tired of having a Republican who might expose the unethical activities of legislators, is pushing forward legislation that will limit the state auditor’s investigative authority. I blogged about it on WNC Citizens Blog.

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Green Eyed Bumble Bee

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2008

I’ve never seen a Bumble Bee with green eyes before. Even though this fellow didn’t seem interested in stinging, it still looked mad to me with those eerie green eyes.

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