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Thunder Road Screening

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 21, 2008

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Thunder Road, some of which was shot in this area, and in honor of that (and a response to AshVegas), here is the complete movie:

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The Hairy Ainu of Appalachia

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 21, 2008

Too good a post-title to pass up. The details:

May 20, 2008 | WHITESBURG, Ky. — In analyzing the returns from last week’s West Virginia Democratic primary, a phalanx of reporters and commentators have explained Hillary Clinton’s landslide victory by pointing out that West Virginians are a special set of Democrats, white, low income and undereducated. Some, like Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo and Jonathan Tilove of the Newhouse papers, have linked the lackluster performance of Barack Obama in West Virginia to a larger Appalachian problem. These writers connect the presumptive nominee’s defeat in West Virginia, his previous losses in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and an anticipated poor outing in Tuesday’s Kentucky primary, to the historical, geographic and cultural imperatives shared by Appalachian mountain people.

The legions of pseudonym-laden online posters who follow in political punditry’s wake are less restrained in describing the shortcomings of Sen. Clinton’s Appalachian supporters. They suggest it has to do with her voters being racist, toothless, shoeless, and prone to marrying their cousins. In short, they characterize these “special” Democrats in much the same terms they used in quieter times to describe Republicans.

Source: Redstate


I think that the Democrats really have no clue about the lack of appeal that Obama has to the electorate, and they will have even less when even more is revealed about him…and his beliefs, and the people he has surrounded himself with over the years.

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Nikwasi Celebration Slide Shows

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 19, 2008

Ever have a relative who bored you to tears with slides of their latest trip? I’m that relative…only with a blog…so you can watch them at your leisure.

Here are the best photos I took Saturday at the Nikwasi Celebration, divided into two parts:

I have the first part of the video program edited, and will edit more tonight with an anticipated release by midday tomorrow.

Ruminations has some historical background.


Dedication of Cherokee Heritage Trail Marker

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