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Congressional Candidates Debate at the NC-11 District GOP Convention

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 27, 2008

Here is the first video of the debate among John Armor, Spence Campbell and Carl Mumpower.

I will post others to this post as I edit them.

This is the second one. There will be no more tonight because I am going to bed. I’ll post the rest here tomorrow.

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Yet Another Madison County & Boss Leake Scandal by Ann Ryder

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 4, 2008

Wow! Did you notice how quickly the Asheville Citizen Times (ACT) took down the news item on their website regarding the federal indictment of the folks slated to design and build the proposed new jail for Madison County? Mail fraud and conspiracy to make illegal contributions to the governor of Mississippi. You can get the story at…

WNC Citizens Blog

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(Special Event) Thundercast

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 3, 2008

7.43 pm The live event is over, and I would like to thank the staff at WCU for their assistance, Don Yelton for the use of a laptop, and the commenters who assisted me chase down audio problems, and the tech guy from County NC News for helping me troubleshoot the troublesome camera driver installation.

This was a learning experience, and it is my hope that the next event will be bigger and better, and that the gremlins will find someone else to bother on that day!

Video of Matt in the raw.

The second video of the series.

The third video, an interview with Cnancellor John Bardo.

2.28pm I will be live blogging the event here as well. If you have been watching the video, you will see that Matt is already here and setting up. He even asked me where the “facilities were” and I haven’t been made. Keep refreshing the page for more updates. Especially if I can’t figure out how to get the online comments going. Now you know why I try to keep my face unknown. I can walk right up to people, and they have no idea who I am. I guess my training from my former employer is still holding. [TP]

I am planning a special event live for Thursday at 3pm for at least one hour, possibly three. This will be a guerrilla webcast, and will be available on a network of blogs and websites from the East to the West in North Carolina.

The event will be live streaming video with audio, much like my webcast of the Gubernatorial Debate from Blue Ridge Community College. and embedded in this post, which will stay on top until 6pm on Thursday. I will also be archiving the video for posting excerpts to youtube, so I will have to drop the connection for a couple of minutes at the bottom of the hour, and you will have to refresh the page to get it to come back up.

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WNC Citizens Blog Today

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 18, 2008

I have managed to get back into the groove of blogging at WNC Citizens Blog, and would like to point out two of my posts over there today.

The Definition of Socialism: Asheville City Council

Fred Smith in Madison County

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Snow Day Blogburst

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 17, 2008

It is a snow day today, so I’ll make my rounds from home instead of in person. While Ive waiting for everyone to wake up, I’ve been checking out the local situation in western North Carolina.

First, let’s see what’s on the local blogs:

Winter weather
With an impending storm, but no actual precipitation falling, WLOSers had to do the “storm prep” story. They hit us up with Mike Cuevas in the weather center calling for the veritable “mixed bag” of precip – snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain. All that means is he really doesn’t know what’s going to happen. He said it was snowing in Atlanta.

Source: Ashvegas, who also has a story about the
Pauleroid Blimp, which they use in a fashion like the Carolina Stompers tried last year with a commercial on WLOS. The resultant firestorm was designed to shut down speech that was disagreeable to the left. Funny how the lefties aren’t trying to shut these people down. Maybe I should start taking donations, and kick this blog, and my other efforts up to the next level, using the Carolina Stomper and Pauleroid Blimp donation plan. Of course, the Pauleroids are useful to the left…so they (ahem) can continue to fly under the radar.

Anyhow, that brings me to Tony, who, along with Bernard Carman,
got to ride on the blimp recently.

That is all I can do for now, so on to the photo section…

I checked out several webcams (always a risky proposition from a dial-up connection) and here are a few of the sharable ones:

Train tracks at Spruce Pine

Downtown Franklin

And some pix from Southwestern Community College in Sylva:

And then a few shots from the house, after it started raining at about 4 am, starting the inevitable melting process:

The truck

The sideyard

Why put it in the fridge when it’s cold outside?

Anyhow…my java has somehow been turned off, and I must attend to it.

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