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The Battle of Frog Town

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 21, 2008

Cross-posted on WNC Citizens Blog:

This is “The Battle of Frog Town” mock battle by members of the 25th NC Infantry Civil War re-enactors as part of the 5th Annual Franklin Folk Festival in Franklin, NC this past Saturday, the 19th of July.

It was tremendous fun.

For more information visit:

Folk Heritage Association of Macon County

Macon County Historical Society

The Battle of Iotla Ford

25th NC Infantry


Kirk’s Raiders

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Kirk’s Raiders Attack Our Boys Near Franklin!

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 21, 2008


This is one of the photos I took of the dastardly Yankee criminals as they attacked the 25th North Carolina Infantry in FrogTown near Franklin, NC on Saturday. I will have a full video and photo report of the battle later this morning.

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McCain Throws Phil Gramm Under Bus

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 19, 2008

What is he doing? Competing with Obama on who can throw the most people under the bus?

Phil Gramm made the mistake of correctly identifying Americans as whiners, and John McCain could not take the heat…so he tossed Gramm aside.

A local lefty, Errington Thompson, has the MSNBC video.

I will say that the McCain Campaign is appearing to be the most poorly run affair since the Fred Thompson Campaign. At least Fred let people self-organize, and I was proud to be part of that. I have tried to get in touch with the McCain people about organizing a ground game in western North Carolina, but they do not seem to be interested. “We’ll win that part of the state anyway, so why waste resources there?” That mentality will cost them the election, mark my words.

Peace out, people. I will be out of communication for most of the day today as I attend the Franklin Folk Festival in Franklin, NC. I am looking forward to a wholesome good time.

You might see a small part of the activities on this webcam.

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A Taste of Scotland Videos

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 17, 2008

Here are the videos and slide shows I have put together so far from Saturday’s A Taste of Scotland festival in Franklin, NC:

Parade of Tartans

Slide Show (1 of 3)


A Taste of Scotland 2

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Crossed Swords

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 16, 2008

Crossed Swords
Taken at Franklin’s A Taste of Scotland festival on Saturday.

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Knobby Knee Contest

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 15, 2008


A scene from the festivities in Franklin, NC yesterday.

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Festival Videos

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 14, 2008


I’ll be posting this year’s A Taste of Scotland Videos on WNC Citizens Blog, and have posted the first one already. I’ll be posting more throughout the day tomorrow.

This year, I pretty much stayed near the Gazebo Stage so I could catch most of the music and dance performances.

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Friday Night Ceilidh in Franklin

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 13, 2008


Ceilidh is Gaelic for party, and there will be a party in Franklin tonight. You are invited. Details are at the A Taste of Scotland website.

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A Taste of Scotland 2008

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 11, 2008

The annual festival celebrating our Scottish Heritage in Franklin, NC will be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!!!

There will be events nearly all day for all three days of the festival, and you can see the full schedule at the official website.

Tickets to the Ceilidh are $12 for Adults and $10 for Children. Tickets go up to $14 after 5 on Friday.

Events Saturday are free, and Sunday’s Montgomery Highlanders Heritage Tour are $10 for Adults, with children admitted free on Sunday.

I’ll be there again this year, and now that I can edit video, I will be able to provide better coverage, and can edit together snippets of more stuff.

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Morning Dew

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 27, 2008

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