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Transformus 2008

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 23, 2008

I posted an article on the Neo-Pagan Religious Festival called Transformus on WNC Citizens Blog yesterday, including a photo of last year’s temple burn, and videos a participant posted to you tube.

The festival is based on the Burning Man that takes place every year in the Nevada desert.

Asheville is really living up to their new motto (Any Way You Like It) designed to bring in the tourists, and this Neo-Pagan Festival seems to fit the bill.

I wonder how many of the Pagans who cast spells to protest their Magnolia in front of City Hall went to this festival? They are currently camped out on Stewart Coleman’s property in front of Asheville’s City Hall.


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Posted in asheville, Buncombe County, Festival, Pagans, WNC Citizen Blog | 6 Comments »

The Carolina Stompers Are Back!!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 11, 2008

The heroes of every right-thinking conservative in western North Carolina are back, and they have a new commercial airing in the Durham area:

Carolina Stompers

I especially love their tribute to my favorite Senator, Jesse Helms.

Posted in asheville, Buncombe County, Carolina Stompers, conservative activism | 3 Comments »

Congressional Candidate Dr. Carl Mumpower: Taking A Stand On Principle

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 11, 2008

This is a video of Dr. Carl Mumpower, who is challenging Congressman Heath Shuler for the US House Seat representing the North Carolina 11th Congressional District, speaking and taking questions at the monthly meeting of Citizens For Change in Buncombe County.

He goes over some of his principles, and discusses recent activity and controversy in his campaign, and takes a few questions from attendees.

What makes this video different is that it is the work of longtime conservative activist, Kathy Rhodarmer. She will be another set of of eyes and ears on the ground for the people of North Carolina, and Buncombe County. Another Citizen Journalist is being born!

I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future, and collaborating with her, and others in Buncombe County on event coverage.

Posted in Activism, Buncombe County, Campaign, Carl Mumpower, citizen journalism, Citizens For Change, Heath Shuler, NC-11 | 2 Comments »

Don Yelton on Sound Off Buncombe

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 20, 2008

Cross-posted on WNC Citizens Blog.

Richard Bernier, of URTV‘s Sound Off Buncombe (Charter Channel 20), sat down with Don Yelton for an hour, and here is the video. It will be airing later in Buncombe and Madison Counties.

Posted in Buncombe County, citizen journalism, GOP, Sound Off Buncombe | Leave a Comment »

YMI Cultural Center Gubernatorial Debate Clip

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 2, 2008

The last of the Gubernatorial debates took place last night at the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville, NC and Richard Bernier of URTV‘s Sound Off Buncombe was there to capture the action. Here is a short preview clip of the program he expects to have ready sometime this weekend:

Posted in 2008, asheville, Bill Graham, Bob Orr, Buncombe County, Debate, Elbie Powers, Fred Smith, GOP, Governor, north carolina, Pat McCrory, Sound Off Buncombe | Leave a Comment »

The Action Club Aprill 2008 Meeting Videos

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 19, 2008

At the April 2008 Action Club meeting, some candidates spoke before the group, and Richard Bernier, co-host of Sound Off Buncombe (airs on URTV), was there to record them.

I will add the videos as they are uploaded into playlists to WNC Citizens Blog, and linking to them from here.

The list so far:

Mike Fryar

Don Yelton

Posted in asheville, Buncombe County, candidates, Sound Off Buncombe, The Action Club, URTV, video, WNC Citizen Blog | Leave a Comment »

Buncombe GOP Lincoln-Reagan Day Video Courtesy Sound Off Buncombe

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 7, 2008

Sound Off Buncombe‘s Richard Bernier has released his version of the Buncombe GOP Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, including the Senator Dole Speech from Feb 23rd. It will air on URTV soon…so get a sneak peek here!

I am thankful that we have Richard to capture some of these moments for the people who are unable to attend these events. And, hopefully, soon we will have more people available to cover these events so we don’t have to work Richard to death!

Posted in asheville, Buncombe County, GOP, Senator Liddy Dole, Sound Off Buncombe, URTV | Leave a Comment »

Highlights of the Carolina Stompers Membership Meeting

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Here are the highlights from the Carolina Stompers Meeting held last Saturday, where they informed about 50 people about the progress of their investigation of the corruption of public officials in Buncombe and Madison Counties, as well as state officials.
The day after the meeting, agents from one of the targeted agencies, Alcohol Law Enforcement, raided a card game on the property of Chad Nesbitt’s grandfather.

Chad should be releasing more videos soon, including those he showed us last Saturday. I will hold off releasing my full coverage until that time.

Posted in Activism, asheville, Buncombe County, Carolina Stompers, Conservative Revolution, Corruption, crime, north carolina | 2 Comments »

Buncombe GOP Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Opening Video

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 29, 2008

Here is the opening video, and I’ve re-posted the Senator Dole speech below, so that you may watch both if you desire.

I should have the rest of the videos up sometime this weekend. I apologize for the delay.

Buncombe GOP

Senator Dole

Friends of Elizabeth Dole

Posted in asheville, Buncombe County, Event, GOP, Senator Liddy Dole | Leave a Comment »

NC-11 GOP Candidates Give 2 Minute Sales Pitches

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 25, 2008

Each of the candidates were given about 2 minutes each to speak to the crowd, and here are the Republican primary candidates for the NC-11 seat currently held by Congressman Heath Shuler:

Here are their websites:

John Armor

Spence Campbell

Carl Mumpower

Posted in 2008, asheville, Buncombe County, Carl Mumpower, Event, GOP, john armor, NC-11, primary, Spence Campbell | 2 Comments »