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Unarmed Sheep Shot (One Dead) in Knoxville Church

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2008

Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds in what witnesses describe as a mass shooting inside a church in West Knoxville Sunday morning.

The shootings happened at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike.

A witness who spoke to 10 News said police had arrived and one person was being detained at the scene.

A children’s production of “Annie” was taking place as part of the normal Sunday service at the time of the shooting, the witness, who is a member of the church, said. The gunman walked into a packed sanctuary and opened fire.

Source: WBIR (The Website is being updated continuously)

Commentary

I call them sheep because they did not have to be shot, and face death. An armed congregation could have defended themselves, saved lives, and lessened the number shot. The number of bullet holes in the attacker would (hopefully) have been at least equal to the number in said congregation with a firearm.

The sheep scenario would not happen at my church, as the number of shepherds outnumber the number of sheep in our flock.


Of course, since it was a Unitarian Universalist Church, odds were low that anyone inside would be armed under any circumstance.

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Mumpower: A Conspiracy of Complacency on Illegal Immigration

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 9, 2008

~PRESS RELEASE~

Two of the largest public works projects in Asheville, the county parking garage and city water system upgrade, are playing a big role in the widespread conspiracy on illegal immigration in WNC. In both cases a majority of the hands on workers do not speak English – a pointed indication of extraordinary success in hiring disadvantaged legal immigrants or patterned indifference to the illegal status of a large group of employees. Though the use of public dollars to fund law breakers is especially galling, our city and county governments are certainly not alone in sidestepping the rule of law.

Throughout WNC, industries, restaurants, and small businesses dodge the law and wink at the false documents routinely used by people who are here illegally. The Catholic Church of North Carolina recently took the veil off their internal policy of appeasement with a formal position paper that included statements such as, “We are particularly distressed by the recent tragedies of our brothers and sisters who are faced with the escalation in deportation enforcement in our states.” What about the fact that most of those deported have repeatedly violated our borders or engaged in criminal activities within our borders? The Catholic Church, along with many other denominations, is apparently no less self-serving in their efforts to recruit new Hispanic members than our President and Congressional leaders are at recruiting new Hispanic voters.

Affirming the legal status of an employee is not difficult. Through a Federal program called E-Verify (www.vis-dhs.com/EmployerRegistration), any registered employer can obey the law and support the sanctity of our borders by assuring that a worker is also playing it by the rules.

Reversing the flow of illegal immigrants overloading our social service, school, health care, and criminal justice systems is not impossible or even complicated. It all begins with the word accountability – most specifically for those employers who are providing the money and jobs that are funding the flood at the expense of the rest of us. Enthusiastic federal, state, and local enforcement with fines and other consequences will quickly motivate employers to stop side stepping their competition, shifting real costs to tax payers, and ignoring the law.

For any of the above to come to fruition, the majority of Americans who believe that illegal immigration is wrong are going to have to hold our politicians accountable for their complacency. Democrats and members of my own party alike are co-conspirators in dodging this issue and allowing employers and enablers to conspire to break the law. What started as a wink and a surrender to self-service has evolved into the greatest law breaking scheme in America’s history. That is not something that any of us should be complacent about.

Carl Mumpower
11th District Congressional Candidate

Principles before party, power, or popularity – always.

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Campaign Website

Commentary

I notice that on the construction projects on the campus of Western Carolina University, there are a lot of Spanish-speaking people as well. I wonder how many of them are illegal aliens, and how many local people would love the opportunity to work on these projects.

I think I’ll note the numbers of the construction companies and ask if they use eVerify, and I’ll ask the college as well about their policy on this matter.

This is something we can all do, you would be surprised at how effective a few phone calls can be in bringing about policy changes.

Posted in 2008, Carl Mumpower, crime, Heath Shuler, illegal immigration, NC-11, Press Release | Leave a Comment »

Democrat Party Leader Involved In Satanic Rituals

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2008

DURHAM – Allegations that a local Democratic official and her husband were involved in satanic rituals that included shackling people to beds, caging them and depriving them of food and water have horrified county party leaders.

Joy Johnson, 30, a third vice chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party and vice chairwoman of the Young Democrats, was charged Friday with two counts of aiding and abetting.

Her husband, Joseph Scott Craig, 25, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for an incident in January and another in May.

The two made an appearance in court Monday morning after spending the weekend in the Durham County jail.

Mark McCullough, an assistant district attorney, urged Judge Nancy Gordon to increase Johnson’s bail to $500,000 from the $270,000 set by a magistrate. “Part of the allegations are that satanic worship is part of this case,” McCullough said.

Source: Raleigh News & Observer


Commentary

At least it fits…most of the local Pagans are allied with the Democrats. Don’t believe me? Just check out the local Magnolia Tree worship-fest:

And the vigil that is ongoing every afternoon.

**update** Gateway Pundit has picked up on the story.

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Latino Advocacy Group Assisting Illegal Aliens Tomorrow At Blue Ridge Community College Updated With Protest Plans

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 27, 2008

This was forwarded to my via my You Tube Account this morning:

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens,

I know I have emailed you a fair amount in the last two weeks, but events don’t happen always in order.

Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock – NC), part of the North Carolina Community College system, was sent a letter by NC LISTEN to inform them that the Latino Advocacy Coalition of Henderson County was renting a state building on their community college campus for purposes of inviting Mexican Consulate officials to provide and assist illegal immigrants with Consular Matricula ID cards. The event scheduled [and predominantly advertised in Spanish] for this Saturday 28 June at the Thomas Auditorium Gallery at Blue Ridge Community College [8am to 9pm] will also provide recommendations and other information to illegal immigrants and foreign nationals. Foreign government officials should not be using our state government buildings for purposes of issuing foreign ID cards that have the primary purpose of being used by illegal immigrants to open bank accounts, etc. Our federal government does not accept Consular Matricular cards for ID purposes and the FBI has stated they are unreliable as an ID and can be easily forged.

Blue Ridge has just informed us the event will not be stopped and will be allowed to take place on their campus. Even though foreign government officials from Mexico and illegal immigrants will be there as noted above, Blue Ridge Community College through their PR person [Ms. LeeAnna Haney] has pointed out the event is not open to the general public and furthermore we [citizens with interest] are advised not to come-on campus during the event. I expect citizens should decide for themselves whether they can attend or not and whether to videotape what they observe.

It is important to call Dr. Molly Parkhill, President of Blue Ridge Community College, at (828) 694-1705 to insist rental space not be provided for this event on 28 June [her asst has the same phone number]. Also email local politicians for that area: State House member Carolyn Justus at Carolynj@ncleg. net and State Senator Tom Apodaca at Toma@ncleg.net and call US Congressman Heath Shuler at (828) 252-1651. Also please contact Henderson County Blue Ridge Comm College Board of Trustee members [College President’s office said they could not give out email addresses] Bill Farrell at 828-697-5640, Tom Orr at (828) 693-6430, Chip Gould at (828) 692-5960, and Candler Willis at (828) 693-3164.

Let’s stop this event HERE and NOW. Word has it they are going to be doing this at several other of our NC Community Colleges around the state in the next two months. This type of activity is outrageous and I need your help to put a stop to it.

Regards,

Ron Woodard
Director
NC LISTEN
(919) XXX-XXXX
http://www.nclisten. com

Commentary

Well, this would seem to be an illegal effort, especially by a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, would it not? Hendersonville is a little to far for me to travel on such short notice, but perhaps not for others. If you are interested in showing up there tomorrow, email me, and I might put you in touch with other people so you can coordinate with them, or you can get in touch with Ron via his website.

**update**

Press release from Mumpower:

Mexican Consular Visit To Be Protested

An anticipated Friday and Saturday visit by the Mexican Consulate to the Blue Ridge Community campus in Hendersonville is subject to protest according to a spokesman for the Mumpower for Congress Committee. The visit is being sponsored by the Latino Advocacy Coalition of Henderson County, who have rented space at the campus for those interested in receiving a “Consular Matricula” I.D. card from the Mexican Embassy. According to Lee Anna Haney, a spokesperson for the college, North Carolina is one of the few states that recognize the Consular Matricula I.D. card as a valid form of identification to obtain a state driver’s license.

Ron Woodard of North Carolina Listen, a non-profit group targeting illegal immigration issues, has shared concerns with the school that the consular I.D.’s make it easier to remain in America illegally. “It also appears that this event is to assist illegal immigrants in general with recommendations and other information,” said Woodard.

A request by North Carolina Listen to monitor the event was declined by the Blue Ridge College administration. “As to your group’s desire to “monitor” this event that request is denied,” said Ms. Haney. “The College is not the equivalent of a public park. Use of College facilities must comply with our facilities use policy and groups or individuals may not come on campus to monitor other groups.”

The office of 11th District Republican Congressional candidate Carl Mumpower has announced a planned protest of the event. Those interested are invited to meet at the Mumpower for Congress campaign office at Suite 310, One Oak Plaza, in Asheville at 6:15 am for the trip to Hendersonville. There will be a follow-up breakfast gathering at the Upward Road Cracker Barrel at 7:00 with the protest beginning sometime around 8:00 that morning on or about Blue Ridge Community College.

“This activity on a tax supported college campus illustrates our government’s paralysis on illegal immigration; the audacity and double standard of the Mexican government; and the indulgences of those who conspire to appease, support, and otherwise benefit from illegal immigration,” said Mumpower.

“Illegal immigration is the greatest law breaking scheme in America’s history and it is past time for our politicians to be more concerned with enforcing the rule of law and protecting America’s borders than shielding their dignity and getting reelected.” “This protest has nothing to do with Latinos, immigration, racism or any of the other decoy issues that conspirators use to distract Americans from action. It is simply about one word – illegal.”

Mumpower has been encouraged by supporters and advisors to offer a position statement but otherwise avoid the event. “Concern for image and political correctness has kidnapped accountability and action in America – I have no interest in continuing that theme with my own version of political cowardliness,” said Mumpower. “With our staff and resources, we are in a better position than about anyone in WNC to organize a responsible protest of this event.” “No doubt we will run into hurdles, but we will do what we can and leave the rest in the hands of higher authority.”

Principles before party, power, or popularity – always.

Posted in Conservative Counter Protest, crime, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, north carolina | 2 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:

SECU

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

Commentary

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.

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Local Trooper Shot Dead (Updated with Information on the Suspect)

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 18, 2008

CANTON – An N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper was killed in a shooting during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near Canton on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Trooper David Shawn Blanton was shot twice, said Lt. A.J. Dickey, with the Highway Patrol in Asheville. Blanton was taken to Mission Hospitals where he later died.

Blanton, of Cherokee, was a two-year veteran of the patrol. He was married and had one child.

First Sgt. S.D. Greene, public information officer for the State Highway Patrol in Raleigh, confirmed early this morning that the trooper had died.

Blanton reported that he had stopped a vehicle at 10:20 p.m. A passerby reported that he had been shot, Greene said.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

My condolences go out to Shawn Blanton’s family, friends, and co-workers.

Law Enforcement Officers put their lives on the line every time they leave their homes for work.

**update** 10.01am

The Officer Down Memorial Page already has a page for the officer.

WLOS Online Video

I will continue to update this post as new information becomes available.

**update** 11.17am
On the WRAL blogs, photos of the murderer have been released, I think this one is the most recent…Edwardo Wong II,37, of Ormond Beach, Florida.

And from those blog entries is the heart-rending detail that Blanton had a two-week old child.

**update** 3.31pm

The suspect in the case, Edwardo Wong II, has a very extensive violent and drug offenses criminal history in the state of Florida, and was just released from prison in 2005:

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
08/23/1996 FELON W/GUN/CONC.WPN/AMMO. 12/09/1996 ORANGE 9610123 5Y 3M 0D
08/23/1996 MARIJUANA-SALE/MANUF/DEL 12/09/1996 ORANGE 9610123 5Y 3M 0D
09/25/1994 BURGLARY,ARMED W/EXP. OR WEAPO 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 10Y 0M 0D
09/25/1994 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 10Y 0M 0D
09/25/1994 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 10Y 0M 0D
09/25/1994 AGG BATTERY INTENDED HARM 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 10Y 0M 0D
04/19/1996 DRIV W/LIC S/R/C/D FELONY 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9607953 5Y 0M 0D
06/15/1996 FELON W/GUN/CONC.WPN/AMMO. 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 10Y 0M 0D
06/15/1996 CARRYING CONCEALED FIREARM 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 5Y 0M 0D
06/15/1996 POSS.MARIJUANA OVR 20 GRAMS 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 5Y 0M 0D
06/15/1996 POSS.CONTROL.SUBS/OTHER 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 5Y 0M 0D
06/29/1996 AGG.ASSLT/LEO/FIREFGT/EMS/ETC. 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9613017 10Y 0M 0D
06/27/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9614146 5Y 0M 0D
08/22/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9700638 5Y 0M 0D
06/27/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9700639 5Y 0M 0D
03/03/1997 BATT.LEO/FIRFGT/EMS/ETC. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 4Y 6M 0D
03/03/1997 ESCAPE 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 4Y 6M 0D
03/03/1997 DEPRIVE OFFR OF PROTECT. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 4Y 6M 0D
03/03/1997 RESISTING OFFICER W/VIOLEN. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 4Y 6M 0D


Current Community Supervision History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Community Supervision Length
08/23/1996 FELON W/GUN/CONC.WPN/AMMO. 12/09/1996 ORANGE 9610123 1Y 0M 15D
08/23/1996 MARIJUANA-SALE/MANUF/DEL 12/09/1996 ORANGE 9610123 1Y 0M 15D
09/25/1994 BURGLARY,ARMED W/EXP. OR WEAPO 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 1Y 0M 15D
09/25/1994 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 1Y 0M 15D
09/25/1994 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 1Y 0M 15D
09/25/1994 AGG BATTERY INTENDED HARM 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9415331 1Y 0M 15D
04/19/1996 DRIV W/LIC S/R/C/D FELONY 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9607953 1Y 0M 15D
06/15/1996 FELON W/GUN/CONC.WPN/AMMO. 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 1Y 0M 15D
06/15/1996 CARRYING CONCEALED FIREARM 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 1Y 0M 15D
06/15/1996 POSS.MARIJUANA OVR 20 GRAMS 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 1Y 0M 15D
06/15/1996 POSS.CONTROL.SUBS/OTHER 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9610381 1Y 0M 15D
06/29/1996 AGG.ASSLT/LEO/FIREFGT/EMS/ETC. 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9613017 1Y 0M 15D
06/27/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9614146 1Y 0M 15D
08/22/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9700638 1Y 0M 15D
06/27/1996 FAIL.TO APPEAR/FEL.BAIL 05/19/1997 PINELLAS 9700639 1Y 0M 15D
03/03/1997 BATT.LEO/FIRFGT/EMS/ETC. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 1Y 0M 15D
03/03/1997 ESCAPE 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 1Y 0M 15D
03/03/1997 DEPRIVE OFFR OF PROTECT. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 1Y 0M 15D
03/03/1997 RESISTING OFFICER W/VIOLEN. 01/23/1998 HILLSBOROUGH 9703454 1Y 0M 15D

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Blogs 4 Borders! 061608

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 16, 2008

Our weekly vlog — podcast on illegal immigration and border security issues. In this weeks edition…

Assimilation blues: why are la Raza and several other Hispanic groups so afraid of scrutiny toward the Hispanic community? We investigate.

100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders! When will the madness end?

And, Who are the people in your neighborhood? Globalists, open border freaks and diversophiles insist that we are enriched by other cultures. But is this always true? We take a look.

Download for your ipod here.

Our friend John Monti is facing yet another bogus legal challenge (learn more here) and he could use our support.

Click on image

If you’d like to sponsor a show contact us here. Make sure to join his Facebook group and hit the tip jar!

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

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BREAKING: Obama Friend Tony Rezko Guilty On All 16 Counts

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 4, 2008

Convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko, found guilty today on 16 counts of corruption “related to a kickback scheme for companies that do business with the state” of Illinois, has surrendered to authorities.

Rezko, who is scheduled for sentencing in September, surprised even his attorney by opting to begin serving his time immediately.

“I didn’t choose that. Mr. Rezko chose if he was convicted to immediately start serving,” said Joe Duffy, Rezko Defense Attorney. “That was just the desire he expressed to us, and it was his decision.”

Source: Rezko Watch

Previoulsy

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Hillary Supporters for McCain, Take One Updated with a Thunder Pig Remix Video!

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 1, 2008

The crackup of the Democrats is almost complete, and it was helped along yesterday by the Obama Victory at the DNC Rules & Bylaw Committee yesterday:

This is just a taste of what is to come. Pass me the popcorn.

And so it begins…

DNC Rules & Bylaw Committee commits election fraud

Obama Has Disqualified other candidates before

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Corruption, crime, DNC, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Primaries | 1 Comment »

Blogs4Borders! 052608

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 26, 2008

Our weekly vlog/podcast in illegal immigration and border security. In this weeks edition…

Jobs Americans Won’t Do? Or jobs Americans can’t get hired for?

100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders! When will the madness end?

Download for your ipod here.

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If you’d like to sponsor a show contact us here.

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

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